GT8IOM – CQ-WW WPX Contest 2013

by MD0MDI
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GT8IOM - Island Radio Club

The GT8IOM Contest Crew

Weekend of 30th and 31st April 2013

It’s a GT8IOM Contest day again, this time for the CQ WW WPX Contest.

It was a dam cold day in the Isle of Man and I was way too tired to take this one seriously, but after all, its the taking part that counts and it is the first contest that I have done since last year, and also the first time I have been able to make it up to Mikes (GD4WBY) in ages, so with the help of a lift from John Butler (GD0NFN) we both made an appearance over the weekend to help out were we could.

John Butler (GD0NFN) on the radio
John Butler (GD0NFN) on the radio

Conditions seemed about average when we arrived and we steadily worked through the numbers with some good contacts coming through such as South Africa, The Falkland Islands, and Hawaii, along with the normal mass of Europeans that boom through driven by their large linears.

Me (MD0MDI) Operating during the CQ-WW-WPX Contest
Me (MD0MDI) Operating during the CQ-WW-WPX Contest

Both me (MD0MDI) and John (GD0NFN) took over the shack whilst Mike (GD4WBY) and Ian (GD0FBI) got some well earned rest. And even though the coffee was on tap, I was banned from any biscuits, apparently Ralph (GD4IHC) gets miffed when someone eats his ginger nuts!

Mike Jones (GD4WBY) adding contacts to the logbook for John Butler (GD0NFN) who is manning the radio.
Mike Jones (GD4WBY) adding contacts to the logbook for John Butler (GD0NFN) who is manning the radio.

Mike came back in to do some logging which enabled me to have a little break and take some photos.

Ralph Furness (GD4IHC) turning up on a cold morning to help with the contest
Ralph Furness (GD4IHC) turning up on a cold morning to help with the contest

Ralph (GD4IHC) popped in latter to help out dressed for the cold weather.

 

The aim as always is not large numbers of QSO’s but to just have fun and a laugh, which was well welcomed. And I think that Mike and the crew did very well with a total QSO count of 1024 with an estimated score of 1,225,138

Basically another good day on the radio.

 

Thanks Mike…

 

Here is the final score from the weekend. 

Contacts Made of each Band
Contacts Made of each Band

Over all that was pretty good considering the following chart, which shows the hours that we didn’t work! Opps!!

Time Worked on the contest
Time Worked on the contest

On the nice side of things, we managed to get a few nice IOTA’s.

Worked IOTA Contacts
Worked IOTA Contacts

And also the Worked Multipliers:

Worked Multipliers
Worked Multipliers
Map of Contacts Made during the CQ-WW-WPX Contest 2013
Map of Contacts Made during the CQ-WW-WPX Contest 2013

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