Below is the data I pulled off from last June's RSGB 80m Club Champs CW Contest.
I was interested to see how the my signal from a relatively simple system worked compared to previous 80m CC entrants that seem to do well.
For comparison I simply lifted the calls from the top ten entrants of the last session.
The system is 100w, 1/2w res dipole @ 30ft with ends at 10ft. Pictures speak a thousand words they say. See below.
This is not perfect data, however it does show the signal put into the main areas of interest. Unfortunately there weren't many UK RBN active on 80m that evening to get a good spread of UK reference.
It's amazing to see the vast difference of signal between stations throughout the session. Geography will certainly play a role in this.
As to be expected, I'm not topping the charts all over, however its still quite pleasing to see how such a simple system performs.
Just for fun I have included some spots from the ZL RBN, showing who was spotted from there at our sunset.
I will try to continue to do these reports through future sessions. It'll be interesting to see the differences through the year with different darkness hours.
73. Tim M0BEW.