Event: UKEICC 80m SSB contest
Station: Yaesu FT-817ND (5W)
Antenna: 84m horizontal loop at 7m AGL.
Since I got a reminder e-mail from the contest organisation I took part in the UKEICC unexpected. Still have the 80m loop up, so I had a chance. But unfortenately propagation was not too good. Low signals on the band. Calling CQ had no use for me, tried it several times without luck. All QSOs were made S&P. Had lots of troubles to get the exchange through. Most of the QSOs were a struggle and sometimes had to repeat my exchange (JO33) 10 times. QRP is not easy at all.
The results in the end:
Call Pwr Grid Raw Dupe Bust NIL Good Total --- Best DX ---
QSOs QSOs Pts Call Km
G3ZVW Q IO80 46 0 0 0 46 93 SE5L 1583
PE4BAS Q JO33 23 0 0 0 23 68 EI8IQ 945
F4VQT Q IN98 19 0 0 0 19 42 GM3WOJ 1037
M6VPW Q IO91 16 0 0 0 16 26 GM3WOJ 716
M6LFL * Q IO92 16 0 1 0 15 16 GI0AZB 456
EI7GEB Q IO63 10 0 0 0 10 13 G0MCV 418
Longest scoring QSO: 945.37 km with EI8IQ
Highest points QSO: 8.00 points with G3ZVW
G3ZVW was the only other QRP participant I'd QSO with. I did hear F4FQT in QSO with another station as well but did not work him. If only propagation had been better....
Had a lot of fun though. I like the format of this contest. It's only a hour, you submit the log within 1 hour after the contest. You have the results in the morning. Simple and fast....