|Plaque I received yesterday|
The CQWW SSB is as always the beginning of the small contest season for me. I did a lot of contests in the past but since family life keeps me busy I choose to participate only the important ones. Some of those are only important for me as a Dutchman like the PA-beker contest, Friese elfstedentocht contest and the PACC. I placed myself 2nd in the PA-beker and 4th in the Friese 11 steden last year and this month I’ll try to improve myself, I guess it’s going to get difficult. Next thing to do is to set up the horizontal loop again, after that I will see if there is time and room for any improvements on the station. Anyway, one thing is for shure I really want to have fun that’s the most important thing. First contest coming now is the PA-beker contest which is purely a contest inside the Netherlands, I will participate again in the QRP section with my FT-817. Only this time I will use N1MM as contestlogger instead of the PA0FLE contestlogger I used in the past. Hopefully it will help to beat my score of last year.
Last years declare:
Place / Call / Region / QSO / Multiplier / Score
That means if I want to be at first place I need approx 120 QSO and 60 multipliers. Looks easy, but I can tell you it’s difficult to make so much QSOs in 2,5 hours especially when QRP.