Last Weekend we had the honor to operate the 15m and 10m CW band for the HB9HQ Team.
Since most operators of HB9EE are not very CW experienced, we invited as last year some guest Operators to use our Conteststation.
The following operators were on air:
– OZ1IKY (Operator of TX5K Clipperton Island)
We started to build up the station already two weeks ago, to make sure everything is ready for a good result.
The working setup consisted of the following Antennas:
– 5-El. Monoband Yagi
– Optibeam 9-5
– 7-El. Monoband Yagi
– 4-El. Monoband Yagi
Propagation were a bit shaky, especially on 10m we were not sure how things will work out. Once the Contest started, it showed that the equipment is working well and also North America was present on 10m, due to our excellent 7-el Yagi. The Rates were acceptable, despite of up an downs on 10m. We are happy to announce that we logged this year 1160 QSOs on 15m CW and 600 on 10m CW.
We want to thank all Operators for their fine job and all the helpers who made it again possible. Especially Chris huge effort in coordination and managing the HB9EE part of HB9HQ.