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.