Even though there was QSB, I still could make some beautiful QRPp QSO's.
I got a request from Panagiotis SV1GRN to write a more detailed story.
Yes, you are right, Panos. It's my pleasure to make the update. hi.
The first table shows the QSO's in chronological order.
This is very interesting, because it shows, which power I used from QSO to QSO.
I started on Saturday with just 3 QSO's. The signals were S9, S9 and S+.
When I started on Sunday, I heard HG7T with a very strong signal. S8 + 20 dB. But then the QSB kicked in. The signal strength dropped about 10 dB and I had to use 80 mW to make the QSO. That is how it goes with QSB. hi.
In the next QSO with CT, I had to use full power and I had to repeat my serial number. hi.
Then I went to 15 meters. The band was empty.
So I went to 40 m and made a QSO with HB9MM in VD.
I decided to go back to 20 m and made 3 QSO's with 36 mW.
QSO number 8 with LY3B was exciting. The QSB reduced the signal strength, just after the QSO was completed. hi.
In the last QSO I had to QRO to 800 mW, (QRO means increase my power), before my signal was heard and the QSO was made.
|Helvetia contest 2017 - QSO's in chronological order - PA1B|
|Helvetia contest 2017 - PA1B|