ARRL int DX CW contest in February 2013.
Yesterday I received the September issue of Electron from the Veron.
I found out that I am the winner in the QRP, all band section for the Netherlands.
I like this contest very much since the DX stations, like myself, give their power in the exchange.
The receiving station is immediately aware that I use QRP or even QRPp. hi
The maximum power of my FT-817 is 2.5 watts, since I had a serious mismatch.
Most QSO's were made with 2.5 watts. 9 QSO's were made with 800 mW and 7 with 360 mW.
Some operators were at first confused by my exhange 599 003 for a power of 2.5 watts.
In that case I will give an additinal 3W 3W until it's clear that my power is really that low.
My antenna is an Inverted Vee
For a power of 2.5 watt my exchange is 599 003
For a power of 800 mW or less my exchange is 599 001.
Curious how I do it: Read the Blog article on the ARRL DX CW 2013
|Part of the results for stations in the Netherlands|
When the S-meter goes up, my power goes down.
Thank you all for the activity in the contest.