Sunday, 14 July 2013

IARU HF Championship EA8/DL3FCG

The small shack of EA8/DL3FCG
It was Fun ! After 18 hours of operation, I closed the log for the entry into the IARU HF Championship with 883 QSOs. A claimed score of 514.000 points, with 53 DX countries, 58 ITU zones and 66 QSOs with Headquarter stations, will be submitted to the contest commitee in the LOW POWER CW category.

On Saturday the QSO rate went up to 111 QSO/hr, This was a blast! On Sunday it was hard to find a clear spot on the frequency and I didn´t had a single run though. Nevertheless, it was really funny and it was amazing to create such a run with only 100W and a G5RV antenna (covering only 40m-10m ...).

Thursday, 11 July 2013

QSO from Tenerife

We have a great time on Tenerife. Fantastic weather with temp over 30°C. I am working most QSO in the evening until midnight. I am running a Yaesu FT857 with max. 100W into a G5RV wire antenna. N1MM logger is my program of choice for logging. Good signal strength are being reported from QSO with US eastcoast. Looking forward to the contest this weekend!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013


The first 400 QSOs are in the log of EA8/DL3FCG in 2013. Many JA stations with loud signals came into the log today. I had a really good run to JA on 17m around 21UTC. Hope to work many more from far East during the next weeks. Currently I am mainly QRV in CW. Please check the spots in any DX cluster. Hpe 2 cu !