Soapbox EU HF Championship 2021
Just for fun!
Nice contest, lots of activity. 73 Vlado
Hi, Spotty 10&15m, but quiet low band's... Last few min's run out of stn to work, band map's ware almost empty... It was intense and fun, TNX for that...
Short S&P video (sorry about bad quality) is available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50OHHDMgr48
Contest well organized and well participated. It is a pity that the band change limitation rule makes the SO2R mode unfeasible. In my opinion and certainly of many, the skill and acuity of operators should be rewarded and not penalized. Tks.
Very interesting contest, first time on it and enjoyed a lot, hope to be next year on it.
Operated just a few hours, but had many fun an meet a lot of friends again.
Tnx contest, not so fine conds for me this time.
IC-7300 100 W23m wire
Only a part time Checklog entry. Great activity!
K2, 25W, Vertical
Great contest, one of my favorites! Unfortunately I could only operate part time. Wild RBN pileups on 80m/160m when I showed up late.
Histogram of received exchanges:
2010-2014: 52015-2019: 6
just missed 1000 QSO´s, was great fun.
IC-7300 100W, Short 80m GP (also for 160m), 40m Dipole, MY5T 10el 5-Band Yagi by E73M73, Sven DJ4MX
The new 40m-delta loop made my day. Again, I enjoyed this contest.
5w, angle dipole from balcony
Nice contest, 6hours
Very poor propagation for 5w and a stealth attic-dipole
Nice contest, I hope to see you in the next year.
Dear YLs and OMs, MNI TNX for nice QSOs.
Vy 73, Torsten
TS480SAT, 80w, Titan DX, 3m up
TS 850s- 2X 19,5M - Doppelzepp - Huehnerleitung
IC-7610, 100W 80M/40M DELTALOOP, 20M/15M/10M 2EL YAGI
Had to close down because an upcoming strong thunderstorm. . .
At the beginning of the EU-HF-Championship 2021 the band conditions of the lower bands were not good. But in late evening I had all bands worked. It’s a very funny ham event. Cul next year! 73 from Leipzig!
Nice contest again, to less you or new ops :-(
RIG: FT757GXII PWR: 100 W
ANT: FB33, DIPOLES FOR 40, 80 AND 160 M
EA1BPHi all. Took part in the Contest for a bit of fun. It had no sense for me since I am running QRP... and there is no category! Propagation opened in 10 and 15 meters but nobody. Funny moment when I got from SV2HXX 599 28! Wtf! That is my hero! Over 100 years old and active on Radio. But no. He was sending wrongly the exchange. He is 28 years old. See you in the next test. Best regards, EA1BP Miguel
As usually very funny contest. Tnx a lot for QSO`s
Juan EA1X (EF1A)
FTDX 101-- 90 W / DIPOLO 10-15-20
Yeah, one year more. Is one test very fun. My condiction in 40 rigid fixed at NA and 80 & 160 only dipole wire only play y S&P 80 and 160 oh.... See you next time. contester. TNX all. 73. EA4AOC and all team ED1R.
EB5A(@EA5RS)First attempt in such contest.
73 from Moldova!
Lousy propagation on 20m, conditions got better later.
Totally different conditions compared to last year - did the same score then with low power. Never got runs going on 15 and 10m and probably wasted too much time there. CU next year! Conditions up north here were not good on upper bands, never got runs going on 15 and 10m, was more a waste of time… Thus my QSO and mult count also remained modest, actually made ca the same score last year with low power, hi! Perhaps should have done more S&P through bandmap. Used DXlog as software, worked ok, but occasionally it remains on TX, unless you additionally send some other message from the keyboard, after that only releases the PTT. Why is that? CU in autumn's contest season! 73, Arvo
I decided to try SSB only this time mostly to see how well the new EU inband antennas work in challenging SSB inband situation. They were great:) I could do dual CQ easily on 20,40 and 80 meters while there was no better activity for 2nd Radio. It was a bit strange to call CQ on 3750 and 3775 in parallel though:)
But conditions were extremely tough on high bands. I felt quite helpless in the beginning seeing how competitors pile up mults on 10 meters and all I can see is empty waterfall:)
I made nearly half of my 10 meters mults only in the last few hours of the contest when QSYs worked to totally empty band. That was magic! Also HB9JW 5-band QSY and 1949 was fantastic!
Really tense competition with a lot of good guys on scoreboard. J42L, LY4A, S53M, S57AL, RA3OA... I did not have much hope that my low bands will be good enough to catch all of them by the end but it worked! Absolutely thrilling fight! Thanks!73 Tonno ES5TV
TNX for EU-HF Contest
F5UTN(F6IFY)Thanks to Yann F5UTN. He allow me to use his super-station!
F6DCQIC-7610 Ant LW 120 Mtrs Long for all band.
Just a few points for the guys, good luck all
Great contest. Nice timing for the 12-hour event.
Great contest, well supported, condx's good but quite a bit of HF QSB, very much enjoyed in my 90th year hi
First time entry on this contest for a few hours on Saturday evening, good fun mainly on 40m IC756 PRO-III, 50w G5RV at 1om AGL QTH 5m asl.
Very enjoyable contest. Wish it went for longer.
Thanks for a very interesting contest, looking forward to the next contest you have.
Just over 6 hours operation but good fun as always
Great contest - many thanks.
POWER 5W - 2XKT922 AT 13,8V
ANT1. YP3 YAGI 3 EL.
ANT2. ON 40M VERTICAL
Rig: YAESU FTDX3000, PA-HENRY 3K Premier,
Antennas-5 el monobander Long John Yagis for 28-21MHz,
Bi-squares (E-W)&(N-S)for14MHz, Lazy-H antennas for 7 MHZ(NW-SE/SW-NE) Single Quads for 3,5MHz (NW/SE/ RX:K9AY)
In memoriam HA3UU.
Our friend HA3UU Janos Mach has passed away. Janos was 4-time Amateur Radio World Champion He was the founder and president of HA3DX STN of Paks Nuclear Power Plant. Very active contester and DX-er, our good friend and mentor. RIP Janos. Really going to miss hearing you on the air.Thanks for all QSO's! 73's es DX! Zoli (HA4FF)
HG6O(HA6OA)TNX ALL ! 73 Gabi
HB9AMOUsing 100 watts with 10-80 meter OCF dipole antenna. I did not really succeeded to tune it on 160m.
Elecraft K3 100 Watts
Force 12 C-4s (2 elements on 14/21/28 MHz shortened Dipole on 7 MHz)
Kelemen Dipole for 3.5 and 1.8 MHz
Thanks for qso 73 Phil - HB9ARF
RIG: TS-870 160-40-10m: 400 wtts 20-15-80m: 1200 wtts
ANTs: 160-80-40 INV V 18m@ 20-15-10m 2x3 el.
73 DX Zsolt HA1ZN
RIG. KX2 5 Watts out, ANT. 8m wire on balcony.
I2WIJAlways a fun contest! A pity with my vertical and dipoles setup. Happy summer holidays to all.
RTX...YAESU FT991A 100W
contest molto divertente ed intenso, grazie
Nice contest formula... keep on doing it! I’m curious how is the mean "radio age" of the hams... Would you let us know?? Tks 73
IC 736 60 W ANT. Mag. Loop baby on balcony of condo!
TS-2000 95w, ANT. Lw
IQ2VA (IK2QEI) & IZ2FOS
2 x single Op with one antenna setup from the same shack, they have always used different bands. This may be an idea for others, too.
Ottimo contest, molta presenza in 40 e 20m, ottima propagazione, solo 100watt antenna loop 10-40m e Kenwood TS-2000.
I decided to participate just the day before. One hour before the contest I still had a lot of things to do in the station. I already participated in the past but never in a competitive way. Over here where I live, during summer, temperatures are way too high inside the shack. I drank about 5L of water, trying to limit the qsy to the bathroom :)! It was a lot of fun, I hoped to do more in 10 Mt but the skip was long and no sporadic. The other bands were okay, no inband, no rx antenna. I’m very satisfied of my progresses in cw and of the station.Tks all for qso!
I worked the contest only on 2 bands 20m and 15m. On Saturday afternoon the propagation on 20m became very poor so I worked 15m but no too much EU. Anyway, I say many thanks to all stations that I met. All the best,73's
Activity about ten hours on three bands
Only a few QSOs using Gabriele’s IT9RGY remote station, TS590sg + Spyder beam, also located in the city great fun but at low speed no more than 30 wpm, because some small delay in returning to reception occasionally made me lose the first one or the first two letters/digits of the correspondent's call. It was interesting to note that when I started contesting "a few" years ago, 90% of correspondents gave me the highest license year of mine, now they always give me a "younger" date!
73 de Giu IT9VDQ (one of IB9T)
I participated in QRP with Xiegu g90 and attenuator 10db pwr 80 mwatts, Yagi 2 el. I enjoyed it even if the QSOs are few. 73de Alessio
SD by EI5DI software user, Begali paddle, 5 w output, Great contest, good propagation. Thanks, at all. Max
39m wire with tuner, IC-705 with MX-P50m - 40w
It was fun! I was running only 10w from my ic-705 TRX, so thanks everybody for the patience
TNX for QSO's. This time Murpfy arrived and made also contest start mistake:) For first contest worked without RX antennas so inband radios when in TX don't have any antennas so its hard work in SSB. Problems fixed after contest so need to check RX antennas 2x8 switch box. For second started in 10m band but not lucky and missed many time for possible QSO's. after return to 20m all have 100qso more ad this difference don't changed until end of contest. So congrats to Tonno ES5TV and J42L for competition but this time don't have the chance for win. The propagation also is crazy.
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LY5GAlways QRP... TS-590 set to 5W, 3 dipoles, 4 square GP (40m), Mosley TA-63N
BAD CNDX ON HF,CU AGN IN WAE DC, SAM LY5W
Fun contest from home. Was due to be at contest QTH, but weather was not great and felt it wasn’t worth setting everything up for 12 hours. Limited space at home with a very small garden, 40m antenna works good as does 20m but extreme difficulties to get anything efficient for 80m in the small plot. Tnx for patience and fun. 73, Scott M3AWD
A fun contest. 12 hours is a good length, not too long. Nice to see plenty of activity.
Awfully bad conditions on the high bands. I got only 60 QSO/h between 13-18z. Glad to be able to offer 59 multiplier. Thanks for all who could hear me. See you in the next contests. Petti, OH2PM
Quite poor cndx on 10&15m, 20&40m OK, 80&160m QRN
Non-Assisted of course
Thanks for the nice test. Unfortunately, 15m and 10m were in bad shape here in the north. Aurora was also making things poorer. 73, Arto
Less than 8 hrs participation. Fun to have chances for multipliers in all azimuths (not DXCC related). Only 3 QSO on 28Mhz, missed the best part of ES... Cheers/73, Zaba OH1ZAA
Portable from OH0, grid KP00CF.
Power = 5w
Rig= Ft817, Ant= Inverted V Dipole 6mh, Portable operation
Ft1000mp MARK V, Acom 1010-600w
10 el. Logper/20-10, 3 el./40m, dipoles/80,160, beverages
Trx: Elecraft K2@100w, Ant: Vertical Delta Loop 40m, Logbook: TR4W
Good contest, still many stations to work. Unfortunately, due to heavy storms I had to disconnect antenna for longer time. Operation time was just 6 hours and 44 minutes.
Multi Op, Check only
IC746, Roof Vert. + AH-4, Inv Vees 80/160.
QRN, fading in the night hours. Nice to meet so many friends with nice year numbers. Cu all next year! 73, Tom
Only short time in the contest just to check the new rig working in the heat of the battle for the first time.
Ft2000 100w, 3ele.Yagi Tribander, Inv. V Dipole
As every year, I enjoyed this short and intensive contest a lot. I felt that there are more participants than usual, but the QSO total does not prove it - maybe operator issue :-) Thanks to rules (limit of 10 band/mode changes in an hour), classic SO2R helps just a little. Congratulation to Yuri UT4LW on his result - I believe his inband SO2R quite helps.
Thank you all for calling me or answering my call!
RIG: SunSDR MB1 + IC756, microHAM MK2R+, Station masters, Stack master, switches...
160: Inv. V @ 19m (63 ft.), vertical 30m
80: Inv. V @ 19m
40: 3-el Yagi (AD-3446) @ 25m (82 ft.) + Inv. V @ 19m
20/15/10: 3-el tribander ECO @ 20m (66 ft.), 3-el Spiderbeam @ 20m, 4-4-6-el Yagi
(AD-3446) @ 25m (82 ft.), 3-4-6-el Yagi (AD-346) @ 16m (40 ft.),
Remote Flex6400 + 3elyagi/4sq40/Invv80/Vertical80
OL8R(OK1FCJ)Unfortunately, local thunderstorm. I switched off for 40 mins and lost valuable mults and QSO. Rest was great contest for me.
Yaesu Ft991a 100w, Balcony Random-Wire 6m Length
Nice contest! Good activity!
Only accouple of hours QRV, due to thunderstorms. See you next year. 73's Alain (ON3AR)
Elecraft k3s - 100 watt
Tribander + dipole
Thank you for the QSOs in the contest with the worst HF propagation conditions experienced on all bands, especially 20, 15 and 10 M bands. Stared 2 hours late and found made only 58, 15 and 8 QSOs on these bands, for the to change to 40 M, 80 and 160 the rest of my time. Lots of thunder noise, QSB and small signals made it very difficult from my QTH at least. Did not notice that the contest only 12 hours. I noticed that Sunday morning when I wanted to continue the contest, only to experience no signals on the bands...
Stupid me ... read the rules!!!!Vy 73 de Steve, OZ3SM
This year 28mhz only
Nice contest. TNX fer hamspirit. SD-user.
I enjoyed the great activity in the contest. I made 31 QRP and QRPP QSO's all with S&P on Saturday evening on 40 m my 4 watts was often not enough. The antenna is an End feed that is fed via a 300-ohm twin lead. Thank you for the great activity in the contest.
Nice contest, good operators, but most of all excellent conditions on 20 and 40 meters. Both bands crowded with stations!
Good activity, bad condx! Running 4w QRP and a 10m end-fed wire so many thanks to all for digging my signal out of the noise!
Was great to participate for the first time!
Heavy QRN due to thunderstorms.
First time in this very nice contest, good luck with all the logs and stay safe!
Nice outside in the sun with FT818 and SOTA beams linked dipole
All QSO's made with 5 watt QRP, and dipole antenna at 20m up. QSL is via bureau. 73, tu PE2K
Nice contest, thanks organizers
SO1R TX FT-450D 100 W ANT
IC7000 + GP
Ts-590s - 100watts
Ant - Loop
My antenna is balcony MFJ-1625
Thank you for the contest
Tks for nice contest.
Inverted v 40/80, sloper 20/15m
TX 5watts, Ant - Magloop indoor
Poor condx 28$21. It's my favorite contest!
IC 746. Lw
From home with my FT-2000, Airspy mini SDR receiver, and vertical antenna 9m tall.
Delal samo na 14mhz.
S52W(@S54O)TS 590+kW, 3el ECO + dipoles 73 Damjan S52W
S53M(S51FB)After lightning strike S53M site is still in recovery mode. Lot of young amateurs who got licence in last 6 years. Thanks for all qso's. 73 de Miha, S51FB
80m OCF dipole at 12m
Few hours of work after more as 1 year away from bands. It's nice to be back at least for few hours.
Hard, with no RX antennas :(. Anyway, great competition. Thanks for all the QSOs and see you in the next one! 73, Ivo S57AL
Just 2 hours on time
S59AAThe 28th EUHF Contest was a good one again. Conditions were very poor on 10 and 15, not comparable to last year, but 160 was good, regarding to my city location. My multiplier (50) helped me a little, without any doubt. Thanks to all you called me, see you next year! 73, Franc S59AA
This year I decided to go SSB (a mistake - all my antennas are tuned for CW and no voice key at the moment, hi).
Rig = ft-920 (100w), EFHW for 80+40m, same 41m slanted wire for 160+20+15+10m, N1MM+ Logger.
One hour of Saturday fun on 40m operating SE0X via remote. 73!
Elecraft K3 100w
Xiegu G90, 20w
Rig: FTDX 3000 abt 50 wtts. Ant.: LW
This is my first time in the EU HF contest. You cannot complain about inactivity in the competition.
Thanks for all QSOs! Since last year EUHFC I have upgraded my setup with new antenna, new feed line, better headphones with mic built in and new power supply. Also built my own antenna analyzer using RPI zero and Rigexpert aa-30.zero. All of this resulted in much better comfort and reception. I hope you have received me better as well. And of course, it was pleasure to be a part of this great event with all of you.
Operated from KO03MH and it was one day setup
Radio YAESU ft-897d with Collins 2.3khz filter
Power supply HSTNS-PL18 (750w) adjusted voltage to 13.5v + DIY volt/amp meter panel
Antenna tuner Radiora atu-100 (based on N7DDC)
Headphones Sennheiser SC660 attached to Diy Yaesu adapter with PTT
Antenna 3x inverted v for 20m, 40m, 80m mounted on 10m Spiderbeam pole with balun 1-1 made out of 17 turns of rg58 on ft240-43 core, feeded with 30m of rg-58 full copper
PC connection and software U5link and LOG4OM
QRP 5w out
After my IARU HF participation was "canceled" due to electricity breakdown (thunderstorms) in my village I wanted to get on in another summer contest. Quite good surprise with not bad activity! As it was EU only contest I decided not to deploy full station. Tribander was used in parking position only (10m height) and I was just using cloud burning Inv V for 80m instead of my vertical. As I had not antenna for 160m this time I just made few low power calls with antenna tuner. Good fun! I decided to take it easy with few relaxing breaks. I believe around 10-10.5h qrv time.
PS. I was NOT assisted! (as always)
RIG: IC-7600, 3-3-5 tribander (parked at 10m), 40m 4SQ, 80m Inv-V (low above ground)
Ts-590 Pwr - 90 Watts , Ant Dipoles Inv V , Gp7
Delta for 40M
IC7100 + AT200
Rig-IC746, Pwr-100wtts Ant-GP
Good luck and see you again at EU_HF contest 22.
SDR-1000, ANT G3XAP
Ft-857 Ant Delta
Good contest, tks! GL!
SDR TRCVR Sunsdr2-dx
160,80,40 - dipole up18m, fider 70m.
20,15,10 - spider up 10m, fider 30m.
Trx - Miniyes + Pa 100 Wt, Ant - Vertical Delta 85m
Propagation was not good! Strong QRN... But, it was funny!
TRX Sunsdr2 ant INV. V (10m up)
TNX & 73!
Last time operation. Again operated with wire and GP antennas + 100w. Once I get on 40m and 80m it got better, the only proper antennas there.
160m - bad wire, 80m – wire, 40m – GP, 20m – wire, 15m - 40mGP, 10m - GP CU
TS2000 100 W + Inv V & R8
Icom IC-7300, 80w, diamond cp6 trap vertical. 73 Szigy.
YO7SRThanks for all QSO`S! 73 Stefan YO7SR
One day will build antennas for all bands while is too hard to achieve score only on 40 and 20 meters band. Fun contest as usual. 73s, Gabriel
RX/TX = Kenwood TS-2000x
Antenna = W3DZZ
FTDX-3000 + PA 400w
Deltaloop v , A3S