Wednesday, 3 December 2003

CQWW CW 2003 M4K(M0BEW) SO40LP

CQWW CW 2003 M4K(M0BEW) SO40LP

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

Call: M4K
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SOSB/40LP
QTH: ENGLAND
Operating Time (hrs): 45

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Pts
-----------------
   80:
   40:
   20:  2072   3089
   15:
   10:
-----------------
Total:  2072  3089  Zones = 30, Countries = 110.
Total Score = 432,460

Comments:
Dipole at 20m, 2 ele Vert.
I havn't really been all that active in the weeks running up to this, wasn't
even sure I would be there at all untill the Thursday when I
discovered the weekend would be completly free.

Chuffed to break the 2k qso barrier from home, first time ever in any
contest. Actually made 2256 qsos but with a stack of dupes. That way exceeds
anything done from here before.
Only 350 NA and 1 JA ! A lot of qsos for little points, averaging only 1.4
per qso. Certainly feeling the lack of umph.

Very windy through Saturday morning. I made a decision to lower
the ants and get a few hours sleep during the afternoon it was that bad.

Amazing LP opening to JA 0900 Sunday morning, none of which could
hear me.

Had an AU drop over about 2000 Sunday. By 2100 any callers signals were a
stream of nonsense and completly unreadable. Started to recover by 2200.

Missed a load of heard stuff and also doubles like LU/13,
CE/12, XE/6, JT/23, UA0/19!
Lost the will to chase mults after the first night, packet pileups were
shocking. For dx the station was completly out classed anyway.

Shortskip signals were incredible, there were a bottomless pit of callers
from those areas.

EY8MM called me to ask to move to 80 near the end but I couldn't. I see from
3830 he was sb80. I sure hope he includes all the other band qsos becasue
this was my only Tajikistan mult.

Thanks everyone who called.
Tim-M0BEW.

Tuesday, 21 October 2003

WORKED ALL GERMANY 2003 M0BEW SOLPMIX

WORKED ALL GERMANY 2003 M0BEW SOLPMIX

Contest         : Worked All Germany
Callsign        : M0BEW
Mode            : MIXED
Category        : Single operator
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : ALL BANDS
Class           : Low
Exchange        : DX
Operating time  : 01h 33m

 BAND CW SSB M POINTS  AVG
--------------------------
   80  0   0 0      0 0.00
   40 55   7 0    168 2.71
   20  0   0 0      0 0.00
   15  6   0 0      0 0.00
   10  0   0 0      0 0.00
--------------------------
TOTAL 61   7 0    168 2.47
==========================
      FINAL SCORE: 


Operators       : M0BEW
Soapbox         : 

Software not support the contest. Unknown mults.

Tim M0BEW.

Monday, 20 October 2003

PA QP 2003 M0BEW SO DX

PA QP 2003 M0BEW SO DX

    Callsign Used : M0BEW
         Operator : M0BEW
         Category : SO DX
 Default Exchange : # G
             Name : 
          Address : 
   City/State/Zip : 
          Country : ENGLAND

        Team/Club : 

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Mults
 __________________________________________________
   20CW       34          34         51      23
   20SSB       0           0          0       0
   15CW        0           0          0       0
   15SSB       0           0          0       0
   10CW        0           0          0       0
 __________________________________________________
 Totals       34          34         51      23

    Final Score = 1173.0 points.
 
Tim M0BEW. 

Monday, 13 October 2003

EU SPRINT 2003 CW M0BEW SOABLP

EU SPRINT 2003 CW M0BEW SOABLP

Contest         : EU Sprint Contest
Callsign        : M0BEW
Mode            : CW
Category        : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : DX
Locator         : IO82XL
Operating time  : 3h18

 BAND   QSO DUP  POINTS   AVG
------------------------------
   80     0   0       0  0.00
   40    88   1      87  0.99
   20    32   0      32  1.00
------------------------------
TOTAL   120   1     119  0.99
==============================
      TOTAL SCORE : 119

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators       : M0BEW


Tim M0BEW.

Monday, 6 October 2003

TARA PSK RUMBLE 2003 M0BEW

TARA PSK RUMBLE 2003 M0BEW

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW  
 
Writelog.

Score - 10 qsos.

Comments:
PSK is ... s l o w

Tim M0BEW.

Tuesday, 30 September 2003

CQWW RTTY 2003 M4K(M0BEW) SO40LP

CQWW RTTY 2003 M4K(M0BEW) SO40LP

CQ/RJ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY

Call: M4K
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SOSB/40
QTH: England

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Pts   State/Prov  DX  Zones
-----------------------------------------
   80:
   40:  828  1614      36      73    23
   20:
   15:
   10:
-----------------------------------------
Total:  828  1614      36      73    23  Total Score = 213,048

About 50 dupes.
Missed some real no brainer mults, too many to mention. I expected to
eventually turn them up or they would call me but it never happened.

Thanks.
Tim-M0BEW

WORKED ALL EUROPE CW 2003 M0BEW SOABLP

WORKED ALL EUROPE CW 2003 M0BEW SOABLP

CALL: M0BEW 
CAT:  SOABLP

QSOs QTCs Multipliers
80m: 0    0    0
40m: 0    0    0
20m: 42   0    38
15m: 20   0    24
10m: 4    0    8
Total: 66 + 0 * 70 = 4620


Station Description:
Antenna(s):
Operators: M0BEW
Remarks: 


Tim M0BEW.

Sunday, 31 August 2003

YO DX CONTEST CW 2003 M0BEW SOLP

YO DX CONTEST CW 2003 M0BEW SOLP

Contest         : YO DX
Callsign        : M0BEW
Mode            : CW
Category        : Single operator
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : ALL BANDS
Class           : Low
Exchange        : DX
Operating time  :

 BAND  CW SSB  C D POINTS  AVG
------------------------------
   80   0   0  0 0      0 0.00
   40  40   0  0 0      0 0.00
   20 178   0  0 0      0 0.00
   15   0   0  0 0      0 0.00
   10   0   0  0 0      0 0.00
------------------------------
TOTAL 218   0  0 0      0 0.00
==============================
     FINAL SCORE:


Operators       : M0BEW
Soapbox         :

Tim M0BEW.

Thursday, 31 July 2003

IARU CONTEST 2003 GB5HQ

IARU CONTEST 2003 GB5HQ

Call: GB5HQ
Operator(s): 
Station: 

Class: Headquarters HP
QTH: 
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Zones  HQ Mults
-------------------------------------
  160:   385    154    14       26
   80:   837    992    22       40
   40:  1577   1669    36       51
   20:  1686   2120    49       64
   15:  1201    843    39       52
   10:   714    706    23       32
-------------------------------------
Total:  6400   6484   183      265  Total Score = 15,705,914

Comments:
 
GB5HQ Operators (35) in 2003 : 
G0IVZ G0MTN G3AB G3LZQ G3SJJ G3SXW G3TKF G3TXF G3WVG G3XSV 
G4AXX G4BAH G4BJM G4BUO G4BWP G4BYG G4EAG G4FKA G4FRE G4JVG 
G4KIU G4KNO G4OBK G4PIQ G4TSH G4VXE G5LP GM0GAV GM3WOJ GW5NF 
M0AWI M0BEW M0CMK M0MAT M3TAY

G0IVZ Callington SX27 Cornwall 160m - SSB and CW
G3LZQ Brough SE82 Yorkshire 80m - CW and 10m - CW
G3TXF Woolacombe SS44 Devon 15m - CW
G4BJM Milton Keynes SP83 80m - SSB
G4BUO Penshurst TQ54 Kent GB5HQ Control Station
G4BWP Bury St Edmunds TL67 Suffolk 40m - CW
G4MRS Martlesham TM24 Suffolk 20m - SSB
GM3WOJ Invergordon NH77 Ross-shire 20m - CW
GW5NF Croespenmane ST19 Gwent 10m - SSB
G6YB Shirehampton ST57 Bristol 40m - SSB
G4AXX Melbourn TL34 Cambs 15m - SSB


Tim M0BEW.


Tuesday, 8 July 2003

WORKED ALL EUROPE RTTY 2003 M0BEW SO20LP

WORKED ALL EUROPE RTTY 2003 M0BEW SO20LP

Contest         : Worked All Europe DX-Contest
Callsign        : M0BEW
Mode            : RTTY
Category        : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : Single band (SB) 20 m
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : DX
Locator         : IO82XL
Operating time  : 2h24

 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG
-----------------------------------------
   80     0   0    0     0       0  0.00
   40     0   0    0     0       0  0.00
   20   102   2   29     0     101  0.99
   15     0   0    0     0       0  0.00
   10     0   0    0     0       0  0.00
-----------------------------------------
TOTAL   102   2   58     0     101  0.99
=========================================
           TOTAL SCORE : 5 858

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations
Operators       : M0BEW
Soapbox         :


Tim M0BEW.

Monday, 30 June 2003

ANARTS RTTY CONTEST 2003 M0BEW SO20LP


ANARTS RTTY CONTEST 2003 M0BEW SO20LP

Contest         : ANARTS RTTY CONTEST
Callsign        : M0BEW
Mode            : RTTY
Category        : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay         : ---
Class           : Low Power (LP)

 
       QSOs  Pts   DX    Areas
80m:   0     0     0     0
40m:   0     0     0     0
20m:   267   2449  45    14
15m:   0     0     0     0
10m:   0     0     0     0
Total: 267   2449 
Continents:  5
Total multipliers: 59
VK bonus points: 100
Score:  722555


Station Description:
Antenna(s):
Operators: M0BEW
Remarks: 


20m Summary
Countries
4X     5B     9A     BV     CT     CX     DL     DU     EA     ER    
ES     EU     F      G      GU     HA     HB     HK     HL     I     
IS     LA     LU     LY     LZ     OE     OH     OK     OM     OZ    
PA     PY     S5     SM     SP     SV     TA     UA     UA9    UN    
UR     YL     YO     YU     YV     ZC4   
Call Areas
K0   K1   K2   K3   K4   K5   K7   K8   K9  
VK2 
VE1  VE2  VE3 
JA6  


Tim M0BEW.

Thursday, 26 June 2003

RSGB NATIONAL FIELD DAY 2003 GD0EMG/P

RSGB NATIONAL FIELD DAY 2003 GD0EMG/P

Contest : RSGB NFD
Callsign : GD0EMG
Mode : CW
Overlay : ---
QSO Total = 1513.
Score = 5505.

Operators: G4MJS, G4XUM, G0HSS, M0BEW and G1GEY
Comments:

Tim M0BEW.

Monday, 9 June 2003

DL-DX RTTY CONTEST 2003 M0BEW

DL-DX RTTY CONTEST 2003 M0BEW

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SOABLP
QTH: 
Operating Time (hrs):

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Pts   Mults
-------------------------
   80:    0     0     0 
   40:    0     0     0  
   20:  102
   15:    0     0     0 
   10:    0     0     0 
-------------------------
Total:  102         Total Score =

Club: 
Comments:
 
Tim M0BEW. 

Monday, 26 May 2003

CQ WPX CW 2003 M4K(M0BEW) SO20LP

CQ WPX CW 2003 M4K(M0BEW) SO20LP

CQWW WPX Contest, CW

Call: M4K
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SOSB20 LP
QTH: ENGLAND
Operating Time (hrs): 35

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
------------
  160:
   80:
   40:
   20: 1801
   15:
   10:
------------
Total: 1801  Prefixes = 672  Total Score = 1,862,784

Comments:
Good contest.
This one is not at a good time for me. My birthday is on the 23rd so I seem
to spend half of the contest drunk and the other half hungover.
Station performed as I've grown to expect. Solid and competive towards the
east/south east and all round on shorter hops, and a complete dummy load
towards the west.
Only 339 qsos with NA and 35 with JA. Laughable really.
After using a decent station for wpx phone and the cqww's I can confidently
estimate I'm about 5-600 q's (and the mults that come with them) down from
dx areas. As I have no other choice, I can almost keep up the pace ratewise
making EU qsos, theres certainly enough activity,  but in the end the the
impact the 3 point difference has on the score is too much. But with the
present setup I have now I can neither hear them or they hear me. The joys
of suburban contesting.
Heard M0C and GS2MP many times while tuning, they always seemed to be
running heavily people I couldn't even detect, I had to try and put that
in the back of my mind and carry on what I was doing, but it's never nice to
hear.
I'm sure they'll have impressive scores. gl.

Got called by quite a few semi-rare calls which is always nice. Also ZS6DX,
who I gather from reading 3830 was qrp and only made a handfull of qsos on
20m. Nice to think I was one of the few he got in the log. Managed to run
across GJ2A when he had no pileup, would have never made it if he had.

Condx in my view were average, I'd say the second day was certainly better
then the first. We had a storm pass over with a tremendous amount of static
rain during Saturday evening, I checked out and took an hour break while it
passed through. Seemed to expereience a slight glitch Sunday morning,
signals here became very attenuated during 0700-1000.

Once again, niggles on trying to hold run freq's against people who were way
out outside my filter. Seems unfair when I'm struggling to work the few DX
stations I can hear calling me near my noise floor when I'm getting qrm from
someone with an overly wide signal who would clearly be getting nothing back
from me. Quite a few times I'd have say s7 of qrm (not always clicks, but
actually being able to hear their tone) and I'd tune away to check their
signal and they would be quite a distance way, and at zero beat be almost
the same signal. It's quite easy to put it down to overload during peak
times when they are 40 over 9, but during the times when EU start to drop
away and the signals start dropping below s9 you can hear the problems are
still there.

Great activity all round which allowed to me keep putting calls in the log,
pity condx didn't pick up that little bit more so I could make it into a
few extra layers of NA but I supose this is the reality now the cycle is
declining. We're getting to the times when that extra 10db makes all
the difference.

Tnx everyone who called.
Tim-M0BEW

Tuesday, 13 May 2003

CQ-M INTERNATIONAL DX 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

CQ-M INTERNATIONAL DX 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

CQ-M DX Contest

Call: M0BEW
Class: SOSB20
Operating Time (hrs): 9

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Pts   Mults
-------------------------
   80:    0     0     0
   40:    0     0     0
   20:  453   979    64
   15:    0     0     0
   10:    0     0     0
-------------------------
Total: 453  979     64
Final Score: 64 x 979 = 62,656

Comments:
Did a bit of this one as well.
Condx did appear to begin to improve by Sunday evening, but still far from
normal.
Although predictions so they won't, I hope things settle down in time for
WPX weekend.

Tnx everyone who called.
Tim-M0BEW.

Monday, 12 May 2003

VOLTA RTTY 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

VOLTA RTTY 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

ALLESSANDRO VOLTA RTTY DX Contest

Call: M0BEW
Class: SOSB20
Operating Time (hrs): 11

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Pts   Mults
-------------------------
   80:    0     0     0
   40:    0     0     0
   20:  286  1779    58
   15:    0     0     0
   10:    0     0     0
-------------------------
Total: 286  1779    58
Total Score = 28,478,232

Comments:
Insane high scoring system.
Condx were awfull.
Nearly nothing was breaking through from NA or JA. EU signals were heavily
attenuated and incredible qsb with callers going from over s9 to the noise
floor in the time it took to send the exchange.
Score may drop a little as I couldn't cfm a serial from a possible JA
mult. I rx'ed a number but I can't say 100% that what I rx'ed was correct.
I may drop them from the log. Shame really.

Tnx everyone who called.
Tim-M0BEW.

Monday, 5 May 2003

ARI International DX 2003 M0BEW SOABLP

ARI International DX 2003 M0BEW SOABLP

A.R.I. International DX Contest

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW
Class: SOAB
QTH: ENGLAND
Operating Time (hrs): 23

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Pts   Mults
-------------------------
  160:    0     0     0
   80:   78   220    35
   40:  345  1032    84
   20:  744  2822   129
   15:  121   284    35
   10:    0     0     0
-------------------------
Total: 1288  4358   283
Total Score = 1,233,314

Comments:
Used antennas for 80/40/20.
 
Nice call from KH2/JK1FNN on 20m RTTY at teatime, and suprise call from
ZK1CG on SBB Sunday morning.
A great little contest, good activity.
 
Thanks all that called.

Tim-M0BEW.

Sunday, 27 April 2003

SP DX RTTY 2003 M0BEW SOABLP

SP DX RTTY 2003 M0BEW SOABLP

SPDX RTTY Contest

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SOABLP
QTH: ENGLAND
Operating Time (hrs): 16

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   80:
   40:  190   56
   20:  301   60
   15:  20    13
   10:
-------------------
Total:  511   129  Total Score =  1,536,648

Comments:
Bands seemed ok.
Had a problem come early Sunday morning, about 0600 on 15m. I had just
started to pick up a run, last qso was being called by ZC4DW then shortly
after the antenna appeared to go short circuit. I went outside, cranked it
over and pulled everythin to the ground to take a look to see if it was
anything obvious, I couldn't see anything. I called it a day right there and
went back to bed. :-(
Missed the important last 6-7 daylight hours, grrr

Please can I have my beams back, all this faffing around with bits of wire
is driving me nuts. I'd like to think that I'm as enthusiastic as the next
man when it comes to this aspect of the hobby, but being antenna challenged
is really starting to wear thin now...

Thanks all that called.

Tim-M0BEW.

Tuesday, 8 April 2003

EA RTTY 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

EA RTTY 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

EA RTTY Contest

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SOSB20
QTH: ENGLAND
Operating Time (hrs): 10

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   80:           
   40:   
   20:  351    93
   15:  
   10:   
-------------------
Total:  351   93  Total Score = 41,199

Comments:
Band still appeared lousy.
Thanks all that called.

Tim-M0BEW.

Saturday, 5 April 2003

CQ WPX SSB 2003 MD4K MULTI TWO

CQ WPX SSB 2003 MD4K MULTI TWO

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign        : MD4K
Mode            : PHONE
Category        : Multi Two (M2)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/...  : DX
Locator         :
Operating time  : 48h00

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG
-----------------------------------
  160   475   8  122    1014  2.13
   80   737   9  204    1861  2.53
   40   912  12  107    2218  2.43
   20  1814  18  388    3476  1.92
   15   853  12  231    1546  1.81
   10    13   0    5      33  2.54
-----------------------------------
TOTAL  4804  59 1057   10148  2.11
===================================
     TOTAL SCORE : 10 726 436

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations
Operators       : G4XUM G0HSS G3NKC G4MJS M0BEW
Soapbox         : 


Tim M0BEW.

Tuesday, 18 March 2003

BARTG Spring RTTY 2003 M0BEW SO20

BARTG Spring RTTY 2003 M0BEW SO20

BARTG Spring RTTY Contest

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SO20
QTH: England
Operating Time (hrs): 6

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
------------------------
   80:
   40:
   20:  244      71
   15:
   10:
------------------------
Total:  244      71  Total Score = 91,210

Comments:
Did RDXC so not much time for this.
After the really naff conditions in the Sunday morning, things were still
not 100% by the afternoon.
Some nice DX around though.
Might seriously try this one sometime, although RDXC is a killer contest.
Bad clash of dates, sorry guys...

Tim-M0BEW.

Monday, 17 March 2003

RUSSIAN DX 2003 M0BEW MIX SO20

RUSSIAN DX 2003 M0BEW MIX SO20

Russian DX Contest

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SO20MIX
QTH: England
Operating Time (hrs): 14

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
  160:  0     0
   80:  0     0
   40:  0     0
   20:  1086  130
   15:  0     0
   10:  0     0
-------------------
Total: 1086   130  Total Score = 877,630

Comments:
Good start on Saturday, band finally went out at about 20:00.
Finished on the first day with 891 q's
Ended up with a total on Sunday of 1086. That pretty much sums up how bad
Sunday's conditions were here. 
 
Had a run in with a UA9, who came up a few 100hz away at about 40 over 9
deciding he wanted to take the freq.
After I while when I hadn't moved he came zero beat with me, 10 mins later
he moved away a little and a 2nd station came on telling me to qsy, after
this he started cq'ing using the same call and zero beat with me while the
original was still a few hundred down. Funny thing was,  the second station
started used the same cq sound file as the original but if anyone answered
him the op had a completely different voice. This went on for a while but
the original UA was still too close to me and clearly having difficulty
making qsos through my cq's needing 9-10 shots at serials. Eventually the
original UA came back zero beat and started rag chewing with the second UA
in Russian. After chatting in Russian for a further 5 mins the original UA
moved and left the second station cq'ing. The second station was no where
near as strong and the rate recovered and worked through him easily, when he
realised this he simply resorted to jammed anyone who answered me.
I'm just glad I had the whole thing recorded, quite frankly you can't make
up stories worse than this. Incredibly bad behaviour.

On the whole a very disapointing end to a promising start. Great contest
though.

Tim-M0BEW. 

Monday, 24 February 2003

UBA DX CW 2003 M0BEW SO20

UBA DX CW 2003 M0BEW SO20

UBA DX Contest, CW

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SO20
QTH: ENGLAND
Operating Time (hrs): 13

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   80:   0       0
   40:   0       0
   20:   561     26
   15:   0       0
   10:   0       0
-------------------
Total:   561     26  Total Score = 24,284

Comments.
Band seemed good at all distances. Although still a little light on ON's,
worked 22. Missed all UK mults except M.
First few hours were good and as always turned into a real slog towards the
end.
Some of the ON's were great, most were a whisper here and they stuck with me
to the end to complete the qso.

Thanks everyone who called,
Tim-M0BEW.

Tuesday, 18 February 2003

ARRL DX CW 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

ARRL DX CW 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

ARRL DX Contest, CW

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
  160:
   80:
   40:
   20:  583   44
   15:
   10:
-------------------
Total:  583   44  Total Score = 76,956

Call: M0BEW
Operating Time (hrs): 10hrs

Comments:
Another 'part time effort' to add to the pile.
I wouldn't mind a serious pop at this contest some time, but not from
home.
Did about 10 hours on Sunday, started at 1200 when I got up and finished at
2200ish. Made a few q's on 15 but didn't have the contest log running.
I spent a lot of time on Saturday listening round and following some of the
UK op's while I relaxed in the shack.
I heard a lot POI on 20m during the day, and a lot of M5X on 15, when I was
listening around.
I think they may have been SB's also.  

Tim-M0BEW.

Monday, 10 February 2003

CQ WPX RTTY 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

CQ WPX RTTY 2003 M0BEW SOSB20

CQ/RJ WW RTTY WPX Contest

Call: M4K
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SOSB20
QTH: ENGLAND
Operating Time (hrs): 29

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Pts
-----------------
   80:
   40:
   20:  792   1602
   15:
   10:
-----------------
Total:  792  1602  Prefixes = 375  Total Score = 600,750

Comments:
Good contest.
A little bit annoyed with myself making bad choices with my time off. I took
a large chunk off Saturday night when really I should have took it Sunday.
I'm not quite used to 'having' to take breaks, I would have happily worked
through if I could.

Thanks everyone who called.
Tim-M0BEW.

Monday, 27 January 2003

UBA DX SSB M0BEW SO20LP

UBA DX SSB M0BEW SO20LP

UBA DX Contest, SSB

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SO20
QTH: ENGLAND
Operating Time (hrs): 10

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   80:     0     0
   40:     0     0
   20:    408    23
   15:     0     0
   10:     0     0
-------------------
Total:   408     23  Total Score = 16,882

Comments.
The high K index really messed things up. The openenings around EU were very
selective.
Hardly any short hop propagation to ON from here. Only got called by 1 ON
the others had to found and even then they were very weak and quite tough to
complete a qso with. Only worked/heard 4 all contest, as 50+ of the
available mults come from Belgium the chances of scoring were almost
impossible this weekend.
Called it a day at around 19:00, came back 08:00 next morning and carried
on.
Made quater of my qso total in the first hour.
Highlights were being called by SU1ER and ST2NH. Although for this contest
they counted as minimum points and no mult!

Tim-M0BEW.

Monday, 20 January 2003

RSGB AFS SSB 2003 M0BEW

RSGB AFS SSB 2003 M0BEW

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW  
 
1 x 1000MP & GS35 - 400/100w
Dipole @ 55ft c/w temp reflector
Writelog.

Score - 269 qsos - 251 claimed.
Club: Lichfield ARS.

hourly rates -

1st - 80
2nd - 82
3rd - 50
4th - 39 
 
Great scores again I see.
 
Managed a few hours at high power. Got a knock about 16:00 and had to drop
to a couple of hundred to keep them happy. I left the DVK calling while I
was talking at the front door, so if you called I'm sorry.
Same setup as last week except I tried a reflector this time, very simple
affiar at about shoulder hieght. Did it make any difference? Who knows,
didn't feel like it. My first hour was still appauling.
Seems like my signal still wasn't loud enough to be heard at the start. I
was working folks over on the other vfo with serials 25-35 higher just under
an hour into the contest, while I was cq'ing to fresh air on my run freq 25k
below them. Really wierd stuff.

Quite a few dupes, but thats how it goes. I work and log em all.
Thanks everyone that called.

Tim-M0BEW.

Monday, 13 January 2003

RSGB AFS CW 2003 M0BEW

RSGB AFS CW 2003 M0BEW

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW 
 
1 x 1000MP - 100w
Dipole @ 55ft with ends out @ 30ft.
Writelog.

220 q's with 11 dupes - 209 valid.

1st hour - 71
2nd hour - 70
3rd hour - 35
4th hour - 35

Good contest, lots of activity, band was rammed and a joy to hear. Heard
some superb scores during the contest, and some great scores posted so far.
Don't know what happened here, I can't explain it. Could not get anyone to
hear me it appears. Must try harder in the signal department.

Ran for 3 hours 30mins, S&Ped for 30mins.
Looking back through the log only 30% ! of the qsos came from cq'ing. The
rest were made through the 2nd vfo and during the S&P. If I appeared to not
quite inside your filter when I called I'm sorry :)
Made 1 dupe myself, BWP I think it was. The others from callers.

Thanks to all who called, I made a few neat audio clips which should make it
up on the my website in a week or two when all is finished.
See you all in SBB with a stronger signal I hope. I'll perhaps try a
reflector underneath. Any comments/experiences from doing this are welcome.

Tim-M0BEW.

Monday, 6 January 2003

ARRL RTTY ROUND UP 2003 M0BEW SOLP

ARRL RTTY ROUND UP 2003 M0BEW SOLP

Call: M0BEW
Operator(s): M0BEW
Station: M0BEW

Class: SO LP
QTH: BIRMINGHAM
Operating Time (hrs): 12

Summary:
Band QSOs
------------
80: 0
40: 0
20: 401
15: 119
10: 3
------------
Total: 523 State/Prov = 43 Countries = 54 Total Score = 50,496
Comments.

First contest of 2003, and first chance I've had to try Writelog for any
length of time on a new WinXP machine. 

The latest MMTTY version seemed 200% better rx-wise, I can only think of a
few signals I had to let go because of flutter or low signal. Dunno what
he's changed but it works.

Thanks everyone who called and said Hi.

Tim-M0BEW.