Soapbox EU HF Championship 2010

 

FROM CABRILLO LOGS:

 

5P1B
Just came in and give some points.
 
DC9ZP
Your contest is just like champagne, fine lubricating heart and brain. VY 73 de Manfred, DC9ZP
 
DF5LR
Joined the contest only frequently, first started on 20m during midday with a lot of strong signals, but found only a few stations on 40m in the afternoon. But luckily 10m was also fairly open at this time. Seems that stations from East-Europe were controlling the whole contest. In the evening there was a bunch of stations on 80meters (some worked before on other bands), but found also new stations I didn't hear on the other bands before. One effect was that DX stations switched on 18 meters in common due to 20m was full of contesters. So the supply of DX-stations for the DX- chasers were also guaranteed, HI. Overall a nice contest with some good openings on the higher bands.
 
DF7JC
Had fun to contact some stations. Nice contest and good activity.
 
DH5MM
Perhaps you can offer to all participants a certificate of participation as a PDF to download? Thus, the participation of even more interesting for very Low power station with a few points.
 
DK5TX
Semiserious participation from home to test some station modifications. 10m/15m really disappointing. 20m/40m OK. Very high SWR in 80m CW segment caused many "AGN" and "?", so mainly SSB here. CQ-ing on 160m with 100w and low hanging dipole is like driving on a freeway with a locked handbrake.
 
DK6XZ
Great CW event. Thank you all. 73 Suad
 
DL1FMG
Super contest. Many thanks.
 
DL7UZO
Many thanks for this fine contest. Great fun on 80/40m band. Thanks to the many Russian stations. After QSY on 160m, tuning and then ring my bell from TVI :-) QRT 1 hours to the end. See you next year 2011.
 
DR2Q
This contest needs a QRP-category!
 
EA3KT
Operating 12 h is very good. I enjoyed using SD programs.
 
F1LPN
Participation only to give some points.
 
F6IFY
Very bad propagation, fortunately, I had the second radio to keep an ear on 10 and 15 and not missed the "short opening". Low band was very noisy with static. Without Rx antenna, I though it worthed not the effort! With very low rate I stopped two hours before the end, a pity! The two first hours were fun with rate over 100 q/h despite the LP. Good run only on 20. Thanks to Slovenia Contest Club to organize this great event!
 
FO8RZ
Bad propagation and most of stations doesn't know what number to send. 73 from Tahiti.
 
G0FPU
Good fun, looking forward to EUHFC 2011. SD easy to use, no problems.
 
G0ORH
Plenty of activity and very enjoyable especially the opening on 10m but at times deep QSB and noisy bands here. No antenna for 160m. Ken
 
G0WAT

Only giving away points but a fun contest...hopefully do it next year with 100w this time 5w with FT1000mp and 60ft longwire...VY 73 Paul


G2HDR
Good contest, I enjoyed it. Slow on 14 MHz at the start, much better later. 7 MHz almost 'dead' at start. Much better in evening used SD, with Winkey, both worked very well.
 
G4BUO
Operated from a temporary QTH with low longwire, but still had fun!
 
G4OGB
SD worked well.
 
G6CSY
Not a sniff of any activity heard on 15m or 10m. Lots of rain static on 80m. Running QRP to a trap vertical.
 
GW4BLE
Only able to spend 90 minutes or so in contest, had to attend wedding in day and then was chauffeur in the evening :-(
 
HA2MN
Nice contest, fair propagation. Thanks for Q's, see you next year.
 
HA5LZ
Many thanks for the nice contest! Sri - but Condx were poor and QRN!
 
HB9QA
Conditions on 20/15/10 m were formidable for short skip, my ant is not good for 160 and 15m, Conds fair on all bands. I did AGN not realize to give exact QRG in your contest, SRI.
 
HB9RJG
First time in a contest!
 
I2WIJ
Glad I've been able to enter one of my favorite contests. 73. Bob, i2wij
 
IK4UNH
Nice contest, as usual and good participation. Found some traffic on 15 and 10m, hope even better next year. Thank you for your great work! 73 de Davide
 
IV3DYS
Excellent test, sin little time to be ....on the air. Goodbye in the next EUHFC 2011 Ciao & 73 IV3DYS Salvatore
 
LY1BX
Tnx for the nice contest. 73! Vladas, LY1BX - 91 yrs old.
 
LY3O
It was my fist EUHFC. We have had a terrible storm!
 
LY5G
Heavy thunderstorm in my QTH, sorry...
  
M3ZJO
The bands were moving up and down but good contest. I really enjoyed using this old valve radio I gained my foundation license (first) in 2009. SD is a really good logger!!!
 
OE6HLF
Conditions not good, raining all the time at /P place.
 
OH6FSG

WX hot and wet, some lightning blackout periods. My first SSB contest, only S&P method used. Nice experience, I wait next time on 2011.

 
OK1CZ
I was active for just 90 minutes from my holiday QTH on 40m, with K3 and an indoor Windom antenna. Good fun despite QRM from the laptop switching power supply.
 
OK1GS
A lot of young wolves working in extreme QRQ - why?
 
OK2RAC
Bad Condx on 21 and especially 28 mhz.
 
OL4M
Sri / was not QRV on 160m.
 
OM3BA
T N X FB Contest!!!
 
ON5WL
Fine contest with good activity. All bands were good, but 80 m was weaker. I enjoyed the contest. Till next year. 73 Leon ON5WL
 
OR2A
What a great contest!
 
OZ1DYI
My power: solar cells and solar batteries
Got visitors, and could not participate full time only paper log - difficult to see what I have worked hope to participate next year.
 
PA0EMO
Nice contest. Lot of stations.
 
PA0WKI
Nice contest.
 
PA2CHM
I enjoyed working with SD logging. Nice contest and good operators.
 
PA2REH
Thanks all for QSO. Used Elecraft K2/100 with dipole and GP. CU all next time, 73 de Eric.
 
PG1R
Again a very nice contest! Due to heavy rain I encountered some problems with my antenna on 40 and 80m. Nevertheless I was able to make several tenths of QSO's on those bands.
 
PG6EL
Tnx nice contest
 
RK3DXB
MNI Tnx FB Contest. 73! Pavel
 
S58WW
Bad Cndx :-( There were more bad than good minutes... I could work much better! See you next year! Thanks to all we had QSO!
 
S59TI
I took part in this year's EUHFC from home QTH with very limited antennas. It was fun anyway even with high urban noise and no wires for low bands. The only QSO on 80m was made on full size loop for 30m. I noticed very few YL contestants :) CU next year. 73, Urea, s59ti
 
SC3N
Interesting to see when the Ops got their license. Next year I will try to be there full time. I really like the 12 hour contest time!
 
SE5S
No 80m. Thunderstorm at night. (Pls allow "normal" use of cluster in this contest!)
 
SI3A
YL-operator
 
SM6WET
Just playing a free hour from something else, nice to give someone some multipliers. Used TR4W as logging software which did not like my "zone" as well as "zones" starting with a zero so Cabrillo needed to be edited.
 
T70A
Thanks to T77C great host!
 
TC1WUC

Nothing on 21-28Mhz, poor 14Mhz conditions, very hot summer here in
Istanbul this year.
 
UA3LHL
Many tnx for the contest! Cu next year. 73's
 
US6CQ
All the best!
 
UT1IA
Unfortunately there were bad Condx on 10 and 15 this year. CU AGN, tnx and 73!
 
UT4EK
Tnx good Contest!
 
YL2BJ
MNI summer time noises on low bands. Tnx all for QSOs! 73!!
 
YO2GL
73! Tnx for invitation to take part in contest.
 
YO2IS
Worked with my 'liliput setup' ic7000, 100w, trap GP & sloping 41m wire. Strange conditions on 10 & 15m, lot of noise on lower bands. 73 Szigy.
 
YO4US
Poor propagation, poor participation, poor results. See you in 2011
 
YU1PJ
Nice contest...

 

 

FROM 3830 REFLECTOR:

 

9A3XV

RIG: TS-930S – PIEXX

ANT: 10-40 GP, 80 INV L, 160 INV L FER 80 :)

SW: N1MM LOG

Congrats to five OMs those who receive my QRPP sig on 160 with ANT for 80 without ANT BOX.. :)))  73 Sale

 

9A7DX (9A4D)

Bad condx on 15 and 10m, lost planty of time on that two BANDs. Grate contest ! CU next year 73 de Ved

 

DJ1YFK

FT2000, PA 750W, Monobanders etc (http://www.qrz.com/db/dj6zm) Poor condx on 10m/15m, numbers way down from last year (1142q/300m/342k). Congrats to Suad, DK6XZ, who made the best of these condx and beat me by a margin :-)

Also, as usual, thanks to Toffy, DJ6ZM, for providing this excellent station, and thanks for all the QSOs! 73, Fabian

 

DK5TX

Semiserious participation from home to test some station modifications. 10m/15m really disappointing. 20m/40m OK. Very high SWR in 80m CW segment caused many "agn" and "?", so mainly SSB here. CQing on 160m with 100W and low hanging dipole is like driving on a freeway with a locked handbrake ...

IC-775, A3S @ 15m, 40/80/160 Dipole @ 12m (http://5tx.de/?page_id=11)

Thanks for all the QSOs in this nice contest. 73 Ulf

 

DK6XZ (E77XZ)

Wow, what a nice CW event. Thanks to all of you fine operators for the quick exchanges and life on the bands. It was joy poor. Nice too to see few BHCC members joyning in.

Bevore the contest, I would have layed my bets onto stations from southern hemishpere, but the propagations seemded to play its own game. 15 was hard, 10 even harder and 160 was covered with static crashes (S9+10). Antenna(-wire) work done on Friday prior to the contest and a new strategy paid off: my last years score improved for some 100Q and 15MPL. With SO2R and few more QSYs to 10 the more were possible...

Thanks so much for the "full house" to OH1F, SP2LNW and YT2T; to those who QSYed for multies; to DL4CC, E7DX (E74IW) and E74A (@E73M) for a interesting club atmosphere; to DJ1YFK for the fine local competition and to the rest of you for the contacts and your great CW skills. Respekt to the Tops and a special thanks to Slovenia Contest Club for the organisation. See you in QTC`s next week, by E77XZ. 73 Suad

 

DL8MBS (DR2Q)

Short QRP-test result inmidst the megascore postings. A shame that this short-distance contest does not have even a single mixedmode QRP-category :-( Especially for newcomers with their rare and sought after licencing years it would be interesting. It is a bit different operating in this highrate environment with not too many operators willing to dig and try more than one repeat while there are always others ready to call on frequency.

K2 + low 40m-doublet

Back to the big scores and 73, Chris

(www.dl8mbs.de)

 

DL8OBQ

Nice start on 20m but not so good condx on 10/15. Tnx for all the contacts! 73 de Uli

www.dl8obq.de

 

E74A

Struggle with bad propagation on 10 and 15 resulted in a small number of QSOs on 20 meters. Heavy rain storm with lightning was also contributed to such result. All those who made more than 1000 QSos in the propagation like these have made a good score.

73 to all, Edin

 

E77R

I did not have antennas for 15m and 160m. This year I worked for a fun and contest is more than excellent. Seriously I'll be doing in the competition next year.

RIG: FT-757GXII  PWR: 80W

ANT: FD4

73 Sadmir

 

EA4ZK

Bad prop this time, and a lot of qrm, thanks to everybody!!!!

 

ES2MC

Rig: TS850 + PA

Ant: KLM34A (@19m), inv vees, 2 beverages

Was very tough on low bands here due to heavy static (yet, some help from the beverages), probably also paid too much attention to 10 and 15 at the beginning to gain mult - thus, the Q-s count remained modest. My low band ant set-up also does not allow to compete seriously, lost a lot on 40m especially. No SO2R, just "a one-radio contest"... :)

Let's hope for an improvement next year!  73s, Arvo

 

ES2RR (ES5RR)

I believe I lost 30-50 QSO's due to some technical difficulties which at the end turned out to be the ignorance of the operator :-( The multiplier total will probably be reduced by at least 3 mults – two stations gave me number 28 and one 35, even though I tried to explain them what

the exchange should be. They all sounded awfully young for having been licensed so many years ago :-) Guess it's up to the log checkers to decide.

10 and 15 were quite poor and I was constantly worried about spending too much time there trying to increase the multiplier count. At the end it seems to have paid off as there were short openings to different directions with signals peaking to S9+.

The static QRN on the low bands was the worst I have ever witnessed at the usually so quiet QTH of ES5TV! It was especially tough on SSB. My apologies to all stations that couldn't make it through the noise!

I was late to 160 as usual and lost a bunch of mults there.

Many thanks to ES5TV for letting me use his station again and thanks to all for the QSO's!

73 de Toivo, ES2RR

 

ES5RY

Terrible condx on 80 and 160!no opening on 15 and 10! 73!Tom 5ry

 

F6IFY

Very bad propagation, fortunately, I had the second radio to keep an ear on 10 and 15 and not missed the "short opening". Low band was very noisy with static. Without RX antenna, I though it worthed not the effort! With very low rate I stopped two hours before the end, a pity! The two first hours was fun with rate over 100 Q/h despite the LP. Good run only on 20.

Thanks to all for contact. 73  Philippe - F6IFY

 

G3WW

Lack of 160m antenna hurt the score but still great fun. FT-1000MP, Butternut HF9-V

 

HA1ZN (HG1A)

RIG: TS-870s, FT-857 2x700 watt (2xSB2006 ha2sb linear system) ANT: 160-80-40 2xINV "V" 20-15-10 3el.+ INV "V" TNX FOR CONTEST! 73! Zsolt

 

HA3NU (HG3R)

Although the upper bands were poor and the lower bands were noisy, I enjoyed the contest very much. I hope that I can improve the antenna system for the next year to have better results. TNX to everybody for contacts.

 

HA8JV (HG8R)

last year was 1280 qso, now less 400.

terrible qrn... thanks for all callers ! 73 pali

 

I2WIJ

Without an antenna for 160M I am very short in multipliers. Poor conditions on 10M and nothing special on 15M. Luckily I didn't experienced the noise that others had on low bands, I had fun and that's enough! 73. Bob, I2WIJ

P.S. CU in WAE CW next weekend, if I can complete my SO2R with

the WRTC setup.

 

IK2QEI (T70A)

Another great EUHFC is gone! First of all thanks to Tony T77C for great hospitality at T70A, thanks also to IZ4AKS Giorgio. First time in EUHFC in the LP mixed category, I decided to use again the 100W triplexer build by my friend RA6LBS for WRTC2010, so with this nice tool, I can share the tribander log periodic using sixpak by wx0b on both radio. I bring my K3 and for second radio a small 706, but these setup feed perfect my holiday bag. This is my draft score, I still need to fix some ua7... Thanks for all the qso's!  T70A qsl via QRZ.COM or LOTW. 73, Stefano

 

IZ1LBG

Just raw score...real one could be 3k down! contest starts really well on 20 and 15m but then propagation in Italy switch off and no chanche for a better result...A disastrer the 10m band...many strong station didn't hear me at all.. Filippo

 

LY7Z

TS 850S/AT + dipole for 80m band 8mh tuned with autotuner. TNX QSO's. 73! Andy

 

LY9Y

TNX for QSO. Terrible QRN all band. 73  Jurgis

 

LZ1ZD (LZ9W)

Heavy tunderstorm during first 4 hours of the contest with high QRN levels during all the time of the contest. Poor condx on 15 and 10m bands. 73, Krassy

 

LZ2BE (LZ8E)

40% less QSO compared to previous year due to the poor condx on 10/15m. 73, Boyan

 

LZ3YY (LZ9R)

Thanks for all the QSO's Was trying to reach LZ9W record for Zone 20. Condx on 15/10 was miserable from here.For these 26 QSO on 15 I lost more than a hour!Even 160 was a struggle, possible due to QRN in the Europe. There always is next year... 73, Nasko

 

OE3DIA (OE3K)

Terrible QRN on low bands. Due to failure couldn´t use my receiving antenna system on 160m, my apologies to all callers I couldn´t pick up. Thanks to all of you who did QSY to another band for a new multiplier.

 

OH1NOA (OH1F)

TS-2000 100w + antennae

Heavy QRN on all bands, very difficult to copy numbers. I had to keep an eye on real-time T-storm online radar all the time, fortunately t-storm hit after the test. High bands were quite ok, 40m decent but then 80m and 160m were disaster for low power. Very hot and humid inside the shack, very tired op ...

 

OK2PP (OL6P)

I operated only for fun from my small home station. Terrible QRN on low bands. High bands were total closed in my area. I spend too much time on 15 and 10m. Only 240 QSOs on CQ mode. I can not remember too bad condx in this contest. 73, Petr

 

ON4JZ (OP4K)

As usual in contests, the propagation behaves very strange. One would think that the low bands will propagate a big part of the result but comes out fooled. To my astonishment 40m was the best band but the high bands brought a lot of multipliers. It sure was fun and we are ready for the WAE of this coming weekend. Long live CW!!!

Setup:

Yaesu FT-2000

Acom 2000A

Optibeam OB 18-6 (3 el on 40m - 4 el on 15+20m - 7 el on 10m)

Dipole for 80m

T-loaded vertical + 1 radial for 160m

73 Joe

 

ON5ZO (OQ5M)

THIS WAS FUN!

Target was 1200 QSO. Average was 100/hr for 10 hours then it seemed that everyone went to bed for the last two hours (70 + 40 QSO). More info:   http://www.on5zo.be/

 

S50A

Strange openings on high bands and lots of QRN on low bands. CU next one 73, Tine Brajnik, S50A

 

S51FB (S53M)

It could be much better. See you in RTTY. Miha / S51FB

 

S53MM

With slow start on 10 and 15m it looked to be way down from last year, but very good 40 and 80m made it back. On 80m there was even 10min rate of 314 qso/h. After all it was not so bad.

 

S55O (S51A)

Thank you all for the qso's! Log will be on lotw soon. It was fun working lots of nice stations!

equipment:

th6dxx @13m

rotary dipole 7 @14m

Inv V 80 and inv v 160 peak 12m high :))

 

S56A

First CW Expert robot operation after Feb. 1991.  I modified code for new Russian EU prefixes and spoiled timing but it was fun.  Z3 YL Tanja, postgraduate student in Ljubljana and worldwide QRQ champion paid a visit and made her first 10 QSO live on 40 m.  I also worked IZ8CCW on SSB for demo.  No log to SCC in order to avoid another unjustified DQ. 73 de Mario

 

SP2LNW

Conditions were more difficult than last year. 73 Slaw

 

SV9/YL2VW

Thanks for the contacts! No antenna for 80/160m. Did not feel propogation here on 15/10m.

 

UR0MC (UW2M)

Bad condx on 10 and 15 m band :(

 

UW7LL

TNX ALL!!! poor condx :(  73! Yarik

 

YT2AAA

IC-746 PRO, 80 W; W3DZZ multiband dipole

CHECKLOG only, because I used spotting assistance

 

YU0W

Worked from portable location nr.Valjevo. 400m asl. used FD4 for all band except 160m , and dipol for 160m. Bad condition. To many QRN , and much lightening produced couple pauses.Also I loos electrical power and 8 hours I worked with small aggregate. Howewer, it was been funny. Best regards Alex

 

 

FROM E-MAILS (with logs):

 

DJ4MH

Only 2 x 10m wire antenna. Very good on 40m, but very weak on 80m and not to match on 160m.

 

DK4EF

I started late and it was hard work to get in contact  because of strong qrm, using only 100 watts and dipole/groundplane. So I gave up soon. See you next year, may be with modified equipment. Vy 73 Rolf

 

DK9LB (DP4D)

Thanks for nice Contest. Bad Condx on 10/15 in West DL.

 

DL1FMG

Thanks for fb CONTEST. 73! Mike

 

DO6SD

A great pleasure to call again for this nice competition. vy 73 de Dieter

 

ES8SX

Very nice contest!!!Thanks!73!

 

HB9RJG

The Contest was super First Time in a HF Contest !!! Reto Capol

 

IN3FHE

This time few hours to be in contest, see you next year, Helga

 

M3ZJO

I was operating on 10 watts and made 14 contacts I gained my licence in 2009. Thanks for running this contest. It gives young people like me a chance to get some valuable operating experience and some good fun. 73s

 

OH2VZ

First licence dated 20.Nov. 1949.  First QSO in 1950. First DX in 1951. 73 Pertti Kantanen

 

OH6LBW

Conditions on 80 and on 160 were just so big bullshit that I can not imagine. I am not satisfied to the result etc... -Janne, -

 

OK1FUA (OL5Y)

Thanks for SUPER contest! I have had a lot of fun! 73! Martin Huml

 

ON5RA

We enjoyed allot, propagations on the lower bands very pore this year. Cu Next time on the band. The best Regard to the organisation. Kind regards,

 

S52OT

Letos sem se prvič udeležil tega zanimivega  tekmovanja. Pravzaprav sem spoznaval njegove značilnosti in čar. Žal sem tekmoval le dobro polovico časa, ker sem dobil nenapovedane obiske prijateljev To je morda slaba stran doma urejene tekmovalne lokacije, hi. Tako nisem utegnil narediti še načrtovanih zvez na 40m, 80 in 160m. Pri pregledu dnevnika sem ugotovil, da mi N1MM program ni dodelil točk za zveze z naslednjimi postajami:

R7AM, R7AD,UA7AC,RN7F,RM5Z. Za zvezo z VA7DZ mi je pravilno označil 0 točk. Pri omenjenih zvezah mi tudi ni upošteval množilcev. Pa saj to meni sploh ni pomembno. To sem zapisal zgolj, da omenjene postaje ne bodo kaznovane, saj smo opravili korektne zveze. Sprva sem mislil, da bi poslal dnevnik zgolj za kontrolo, pa sem se nazadnje odločil, naj gre v tekmovalno konkurenco. Organizatorjem prav lep pozdrav Rado - S52OT

 

SA3BGM

Thanks for this nice Contest. I must quit before 23.59UTC becouse its thunderstrikes here in my town and i cant hear so much activetys on the bands any more."smile" I will be back next year. 73 de SA3BGM/qrp Tony Larsson

 

SM2LIY

Had to QRT last hours so no QSOs on 160 and only a few on 80. 73 Per SM2LIY op at Fura radio club.

 

UA3VVB

Thanks for the contest. I used prw 100watts and dipole for 80metersband and TH3MK4 for 10/15metersband. 73 es DSW.

 

UT7DK (UX5D)

Competition very much was pleasant to me. The basic transceiver TS-850S has broken 5 minutes prior to competitions. It was necessary to work On home-made UW3DI. For this reason frequencies aren't specified. I ask to understand my situation. In advance thanks. 73! Alex

 

YL2PN

TNX NICE CONTEST! TIA 73+88=161! Peter

 

YO2CJX

some problem with trcv. I lost abt 1 hour but all is ok. 73 gl for s5 oms. 73 gl GIL

 

YO4AST

...I'm a new ham radio operator. This was my first contest experience and I'm sure that I'll be present every year... Thank you very much! Best regards, Antonio Sorin TASU

 

YP3A

It was a very nice contest. Thanks

 

YU1LM/QRP

I haven’t too much time for serious contesting. I worked with SDR transceiver Genesis G59 www.genesisradio.com.au  5W out and delta loop for 80m 12m up from the ground. Zelim vam puno uspeha u organizaciji kontesta I nadam se da cu imati vise vremena sledece godine.

VY 73 + lep pozdrav  Tasa

 

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