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Stew Perry Topband Challenge   2017   Dec 30   Claimed Score

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Call: ON7EH
Operator(s): ON7EH
Station: ON7EH

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Machelen
Operating Time (hrs): 13:12
Location: Northern Europe

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs363Total Score2,324


Club: NBT Grimbergen

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-02 14:15:47
The desire to participate to the annual TBDC was high, after missing the CQWW CW contest. The large effort to (yearly) put the topband antennas in place, started with the farmer granting permission to use his chicory field, just one week prior to SP. This tight schedule allowed hardly margin for error. The WX was never cooperative; wet, windy and freezing cold at times. The 160m station: -TRX: K3/100 + KAT500 -TX-antenna: quarterwave 15m high inverted L sloping down to 11m + UNUN -Rx-antennas: 3 non-terminated ~100m long Beverages at190m away from the cellar shack. (the Bev noise levels were ~3 K3 S-units down compared to the Tx-antenna) Wind gusts of 80km/h were frequent on Sunday morning and produced "natural" QSB on both Tx and Rx signals, making copy difficult at times, requiring multiple repeats...:-( Luckily, the 3-level guyed Spiderpole (Tx antenna) withstood the memorial event. However, the help of the XYL was required to bring it down during 60km/h gusts. This event produced several highlights: -the high participation worldwide -being called by the W1BB memorial station -working the other memorial station NA7TB (Tnx for staying with me!) -the good Sunday morning propagation, helping to get the missing call/grid parts through the QSB for the patient QSO-partner! -working my 2m EME elmer Dave, K1WHS (Lionel, VE7BQH is the other one) Furthest DX worked in the: -NE: R9GM, UA9LDD, RA4HPI -W: NP2J -NW: NA7TB (ODX), N5XZ, NR5M, K5RX. The # of stations worked was topped by 20% compared to last year. My "thank you" to all stations worked with this power level and 160m setup! To everyone: my best 2018 ham-wishes! 73, Michel, ON7EH