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  3V8SS - CQ WW SSB 2017 - M/S LP

 

It was nice to have Ludo HB9EOU with us again! Two days before the contest we put in place a 5 elements 15m yagi and w vertical for 80. The yagi performed well but still not high enough. 80m vertical collapsed after during the first contest night and had to be fixed and relocated.

Propagation wasn't very bad, low bands were tough though!

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Multi - Single (MS)

Overlay         : ---

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 33

Operating time  : 48h00

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG

--------------------------------------

  160    41   5  21   0     121  2.95

   80   245   9  56   5     723  2.95

   40   259  16  71   1     765  2.95

   20   656  27  87   5    1952  2.98

   15   933  30 104  26    2769  2.97

   10   229  21  62   4     662  2.89

--------------------------------------

TOTAL  2363 108 401  41    6992  2.96

======================================

       TOTAL SCORE : 3 558 928

 

Operators: KF5EYY, HB9EOU, KG5OUE, KD2LQM

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX CW 2017 - SOAB LP

 

Ramadhan this year started on Saturday. It was a little bit difficult contesting without coffee but good without too much food!

The first day was great with 20m open almost all the day and Sporadic E short skip on 10 that generated 196 QSOs. Then everything just disappeared after the geomagnetic storm on Sunday leading to no propagation on 15 and 10. P33W was the only signal on 15m waterfall.

Log Analysis by SH5

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 36h00

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

-----------------------------------

  160    20   0    4     120  6.00

   80   134   1   53     804  6.00

   40   371   8  166    2218  5.98

   20  1294  38  348    3877  3.00

   15   280   3   97     837  2.99

   10   196   5   68     586  2.99

-----------------------------------

TOTAL  2295  55  736    8442  3.68

===================================

      TOTAL SCORE : 6 213 312

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX SSB 2017 - M/S LP

 

Ludo HB9EOU has arrived Thurday noon to Monastir Airport. The rest of the team composed of Ahmed 3V/KG5OUE, Oussama 3V/KD2LQM and Ali 3V/F4HJD joined us Friday afternoon after we finished setting up an Inv-L for 80m. Ali networked the laptops. By 10pm local time, the station was ready with 1 Run and 1 Support radios.

The first four hours were terrible with almost 60 QSOs in total. We figured out later that RUN radio has some TX issues that necessitated settings reset to be sorted out.

As expected, 20m was the main band where 67% of the QSOs were made. 15m was tough, we barely could have some few minutes runs.

Low bands were better on second and third night.

Thanks to the team for the great effort and fun time!

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Multi Op - Single Transmitter (MS)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 48h00

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

-----------------------------------

  160    15   0    6      90  6.00

   80   186   3   72    1108  5.96

   40   304   6  125    1792  5.89

   20  1169  26  459    3487  2.98

   15    78   0   66     222  2.85

   10     2   0    2       2  1.00

-----------------------------------

TOTAL  1754  35  730    6701  3.82

===================================

      TOTAL SCORE : 4 891 730

 
     

 

  3V8SS - RDXC 2017 - SOAB CW LP

 

I used DXLog.net in this year's RDXC. Two keyboards were plugged into the same laptop. Scenarios weren't well examined before the contest so I maintained audio from the two radios split between both ears and did manual CQing.

 

Contest         : Russian DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 23h30

 

 BAND   SSB    CW DUP DXC OBL  POINTS   AVG

--------------------------------------------

  160     0    73      23  18     480  6.57

   80     0   366      42  47    2285  6.24

   40     0   398      50  42    2475  6.21

   20     0   729      54  61    4730  6.48

   15     0   332      40  47    2430  7.31

   10     0     7       4   4      35  5.00

--------------------------------------------

TOTAL     0  1905  14 213 215   12435  6.52

============================================

          TOTAL SCORE : 5 322 180

 
     

 

  3V8CB - CQWW 160 CW 2017 - SO LP

 

This contest was intended to be the opportunity to set up and try the inverted-L antenna for transmitting and the beverage for receiving. The only location with a license where this can be installed is the camping center of Borj Cedria where 3V8CB club station is.

The installation team is composed of myself, Ahmad 3V/KG5EOU and Ali 3V/F4HJD with support from Majdi 3V8CB. 

The Inverted-L was a 1/4 wave 40m long wire, with about 20m of vertical part and the rest is almost horizontal. The antenna is installed with 12 radials laid on the ground (2 radials 40m long, 10 radials 10m long) connected to a good grounding system.

The beverage is a 260m beverage installed at 2.2m high and beaming North America (Audio clips of beverage performance here).

Condx weren't that good during the contest. Only 6 States/Province were worked.

Contest Audio Log

QSO with PA5KT 20/01/2017 17:12z

Contest         : CQ World Wide 160-meter Contest

Callsign        : 3V8CB

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : ---

Band(s)         : Single band (SB) 160 m

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 33

Locator         :

Operating time  : 23h55

 

 BAND   QSO DUP DXC S/P  POINTS   AVG

--------------------------------------

  160   872  57  46   6    8715  9.99

--------------------------------------

TOTAL   872  57  46   6    8715  9.99

======================================

        TOTAL SCORE : 453 180

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WW CW 2016 - SOAB LP

 

SO2R Operation was never as easy and enjoyable as it was in this year’s WW CW. After manually switching antennas between filters and radios for almost each band change during WW SSB, Filipe CT1ILT was very kind helping with a 6x2 antenna switching system (See ct1ilt.com/switches).

The system, wired and boxed by Ahmed 3V/KG5OUE one week before the contest, worked perfectly and flawlessly. We did a mistake by using a plastic enclosure, but then an Aluminium cover connected to ground completely killed any cross radios interference.

We gathered in Nov 19th weekend to also do some further preparations in 3V8SS station; myself and Ali 3V/F4HJD replaced the balun of the inv-V for 80/160 and brought it a bit higher (it wasn’t very bad that we didn’t split it in two inv-V’s although that would enable more flexibility). We also put up a K9AY which I think worked well especially on 40 and 80. The radio doesn’t have an RX antenna jack, I had to manually switch. The K9AY coax took the 6th input to the 6x2 close to the 80/160 connector.

I was lazy to re-configure DXLog to work with both radios and the SO2R box (Used for audio switching) and that was a big mistake. Copying calls from R1 and R2 on each ear was didn’t allow dual CQing to be very efficient. By the end of the contest, I was focusing on one radio only. I was so tired to handle the interference from using TS-450S 500Hz CW filter.

Audio of QSOs with TI5W on Nov 27th, 2016 (Stereo Recording):

01:42 40m
04:20 80m

I used two Wintest copies installed in two networked computers. The SO2R Box was connected to R1 Computer. It wasn’t possible to modify scenarios to allow for the Dual CQing required audio switching.

I did non-stop 48 hours operation this time. By 15h00z Sunday hallucinations started and I had to explain to myself from time to time that I’m in a radio game and these station are calling me to be in my log NOT to loan money from me or to come to my house, hi!

Conditions on Sunday were better than in Saturday. 10m was closed all the weekend, only 4 QSOs were made.

I’m very satisfied with the contest results although multipliers count still below the required.

Log Analysis by SH5

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : ---

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 33

Locator         :

Operating time  : 47h26

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG

--------------------------------------

  160   211   6  39   3     625  2.96

   80  1001  14  70  34    2987  2.98

   40  1135  20  78  23    3381  2.98

   20  1777  28  88  36    5304  2.98

   15   774  22  68  19    2304  2.98

   10     4   3   3   0      10  2.50

--------------------------------------

TOTAL  4902  93 346 115   14611  2.98

======================================

       TOTAL SCORE : 6 414 229

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WW SSB 2016 - SOAB LP

 

All signs were telling me; my previous personal records won’t be broken in this year’s WW SSB despite the recent improvements on the station’s setup. Use of a second radio is more efficient now with the lined up LBS filters and triplexer (manual coax switching). A new antenna installed for 160m band. A second computer was used with a separate keyboard for dual CQing…

Apart from propagation indexes, the weather satellite map was showing lightning approaching Sousse city which means an awful low bands operation.

Contest start on 40 and 80 was slow and I can tell, I had to wait 20 minutes to make the second QSO!!

After sunrise, the conditions on high bands were less bad than expected. The curve against 2015 objective showed that I’m more or less following last year’s performance. Day 1 ended up with 2.2 kQSOs.

I got 3 hours of sleep at midnight dreaming of more than 2000 Qs next day but conditions were bad enough to widen the gap against 2015 numbers. This year’s score is 24% less than last year. I got a unique JA station in my log!! (vs 240 last year and 160 in 2012). The MUF plot by a close ionosonde did barely exceed 28 MHz for a short time and was below 21 MHz most of the time (Day 2).

On Day 1, only few S&P Qs were made on 10. On Sunday, I heard quiet few EUs and decided to start a run for the short skip. A pileup kicked off! Signals were extremely weak in an extremely quiet band but readable enough to log QSOs.

My 45-hours contest operation was comfortable. I didn’t feel any ‘strong’ need to sleep. Storing sleep remains a theory but for me it is proven by experience. Getting 8.5 hours of sleep in each of the 7 nights preceding the contest helped a lot. (On Friday night I could only sleep one hour after a stressful working day and 130 km drive to Sousse).

I appreciate everyone’s band moves which worked at 90%. Thanks to CT1ILT, N6TV, 3V/F4HJD, 3V/KG5OUE for the help and support.

 

Log Analysis by SH5

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : ---

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 33

Locator         :

Operating time  : 42h56

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG

--------------------------------------

  160    57   5  25   1     169  2.96

   80   374  11  55   4    1100  2.94

   40   447  15  65  10    1313  2.94

   20  1279  23  81  11    3817  2.98

   15  1071  25  85  13    3183  2.97

   10   479  15  65   1    1413  2.95

--------------------------------------

TOTAL  3707  94 376  40   10995  2.97

======================================

       TOTAL SCORE : 5 167 650

 
     

 

  3V8SS - WAEDC CW 2016 - SOAB LP

 

Contest         : Worked All Europe DX-Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : ---

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 34h44

 

 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG

-----------------------------------------

   80   206   1   42    10     216  1.00

   40   432   1   44   140     572  1.00

   20   684   1   49   730    1414  1.00

   15   517   4   44   520    1037  1.00

   10   482   1   41   290     772  1.00

-----------------------------------------

TOTAL  2321   8  568  1690    4011  1.73

=========================================

         TOTAL SCORE : 2 278 248

 
     

 

  3V8SS - IARU HF CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 - SOAB LP

 

Contest         : IARU HF World Championships

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : MIXED

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : ---

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 37

Operating time  : 21h45

 

 BAND   SSB    CW ITU  HQ  POINTS   AVG

----------------------------------------

  160     0     0   0   0       0  0.00

   80     0   136   8  10     632  4.65

   40    17   204  12  15    1021  4.62

   20   136   580  18  14    3468  4.84

   15   279   401  10  30    3152  4.64

   10   120   378   7  16    2370  4.76

----------------------------------------

TOTAL   552  1699  55  85   10643  4.73

========================================

        TOTAL SCORE : 1 490 020

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX CW 2016 - SOAB LP

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : ---

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 35h27

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

-----------------------------------

  160     0   0    0       0  0.00

   80   146   0   62     872  5.97

   40   551   4  219    3298  5.99

   20   978  11  339    2932  3.00

   15   601   9  166    1795  2.99

   10    11   0    2      33  3.00

-----------------------------------

TOTAL  2287  24  788    8930  3.90

===================================

      TOTAL SCORE : 7 036 840

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX SSB 2016 - SOAB LP

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : Tribander/Single Element

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 35h01

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

-----------------------------------

  160     0   0    0       0  0.00

   80    41   1   13     242  5.90

   40   173   1  127    1026  5.93

   20   996   7  342    2970  2.98

   15   856   7  366    2550  2.98

   10    35   0   32      99  2.83

-----------------------------------

TOTAL  2101  16  880    6887  3.28

===================================

      TOTAL SCORE : 6 060 560

 
     

 

  3V8SS - RDXC 2016 - SOAB LP MIX

 

I failed to fix the CW delay from the SO2R so I almost did single radio operation. Very frustrating first hour with logging errors and wrong switch between radios. It took me 45 minutes to get things back to normal.

Thanks to my good friend Juan EA8RM for the nice competition.

Contest         : Russian DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : MIXED

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 24h00

 

 BAND   SSB    CW DUP DXC OBL  POINTS   AVG

--------------------------------------------

  160     0    64   1  24  10     390  6.09

   80     0   258   1  51  25    1516  5.88

   40   100   293   2  57  47    2521  6.41

   20    45   594   4  66  55    4180  6.54

   15    66   370   5  58  59    3359  7.70

   10     0    27   1  10  13     224  8.30

--------------------------------------------

TOTAL   211  1606  14 266 209   12190  6.71

============================================

          TOTAL SCORE : 5 790 250

 
     

 

  3V8SS - ARRL DX CW 2016 - SOAB LP

 

Few days before the contest, I have set my SDR IQ to monitor high bands using the tribander at 3V8SS location beaming to NA. It was clear; bands won't be in good shape (Confirmed by the A/K indexes).

I took the opportunity of this contest to test my KF5EYY SO2R, I recently designed and built, for Dual CQing. I selected the Advanced SO2R feature in Wintest and created a new scenario well customised for such kind of low rate operation and the set up I dispose. I lined up the CT-37HF Tribander to Radio 1 and the Spiderbeam (lower height, less performance) to Radio 2. Radio 1 was always set on the band with the expected higher rates. The problem I faced is with Wintest delaying CW to Radio 2. The delay is estimated to 2 seconds from pushing any TX key. This has confused people and made the operation not very productive. I did play with all configuration windows but the problem still exist. Further investigation is required (anyone's input is welcome!).

3V8SS setup with the SO2R under the LCD

Apart from this, the device was solid and working smoothly either in RUN/S&P or Dual CQ. It has saved me from a shameful score, hi!

No BPFs were installed (I don't have them!). The effect is only distorted CW signals on Radio 2 telling me someone is calling. Radio 1 was totally sealed against RFI.

The first night made me desperate that any big propagation improvement can occur. A single QSO on 80 was made on first day and 10 on the second. 10m was open for 3 hours on Saturday but not a single QSO was made on Sunday. 20 and 15 were the best with solid and loud signals. Some QRP stations were worked easily.

The results aren't bad in these conditions and a Station-QSO average distance of 7656 kilometers :)

Audio from K3IT website of N1EU QSOs on 20/02/2016:

00:08 7MHz
11:35 14MHz
13:18 21MHz
15:30 28MHz

 

Contest         : ARRL International DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : DX

Operating time  : 26h55

 

 BAND   QSO S/P DUP  POINTS   AVG

----------------------------------

  160     0   0   0       0  0.00

   80    11   9   0      33  3.00

   40   342  40   6    1026  3.00

   20   328  46   5     984  3.00

   15   499  54   7    1494  2.99

   10   124  28   6     372  3.00

----------------------------------

TOTAL  1304 177  24    3909  3.00

==================================

      TOTAL SCORE : 691 893

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WW CW 2015 - SOAB LP

 

This year’s score is pretty close to 2013 score from 3V8BB station well equipped with monobanders and good radios. At 3V8SS, a tribander has been used along with a 40m GP and an Inv-V for 80/160. Both were re-fixed for better performance on CW legs one week ago. Radios? A single TS450s with 500Hz CW filter, poor dynamic range! Far from being the best radio for such event!

Preparation for the contest also included shifting the “go-to-bed” hour gradually from 00 to about 21. This has enabled me (for the first time) to have 4 hours sleep before contest start and more than 45 hours of operation.

At H-23, I made QSO number 3000. Low bands were very generous this time. However, propagation was behaving strangely on high bands. 10m was very selective and expected close to at any time. Strange that 15 and 20 close almost at the same time.

 

Log Analysis by SH5

3V8SS_EA8RM Signal Comparision

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 33

Operating time  : 44h59

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG

--------------------------------------

  160    63   6  28   3     183  2.90

   80   546  11  55   9    1626  2.98

   40  1271  29  75  32    3791  2.98

   20  1157  26  78  25    3451  2.98

   15  1298  25  82  13    3872  2.98

   10   588  19  59  17    1748  2.97

--------------------------------------

TOTAL  4923 116 377  99   14671  2.98

======================================

       TOTAL SCORE : 7 232 803

 

Final Results - SOAB LP

Rank

Call

Score

QSOs

Zn

Cty

Hours

Operator

1

V26K

8,948,736 

6,247 

136 

440 

43.7

AA3B

2

P40W

7,842,380 

4,949 

139 

417 

43.7

W2GD

3

9K2HN

6,924,192 

4,993 

109 

389 

40.4

9K2RR

4

3V8SS

6,819,594 

4,840 

117 

372 

46.3

KF5EYY

5

KP3Z

6,805,253 

4,838 

133 

448 

45.1

NP4Z

6

VY2ZM

6,335,196 

3,828 

145 

491 

43.0

K1ZM

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WW SSB 2015 - SOAB LP

 

Failed to have some sleep before the contest and made the silly mistake of forgetting the clock alarm end of Day 1! Damage was -fortunately!!- limited to 2 extra hours of sleep!

After a very slow start on low bands, high bands were outstanding. I've been using a Tribander, GP for 40 and Inv-V for 80. Radios: nothing other than a an old TS-450S and an older FT-890.

Contest selfie with my lovely wife after brining me food

The weekend before, I made a small device for sharing audio from the two radios into headset with possibility of one radio selection. I do not have RF Filters but some band combinations allowed for simultaneous radio operation. 14 valuable mults were catched on the second radio! I missed mult chasing party end of Day 2 since high bands closed relatively early and my signals couldn't get through.

The best 60-minute rate was 272Q/h. I had several 15-minutes with more than 300Q/h. Huge activity on the bands, I was always struggling to find a 'clear' room.

This score is a personal record for me and breaks the record of Zone 33 in this category. Thanks to each and everyone for the QSOs and band moves!!

 

Log Analysis by SH5

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : Tribander/Single Element

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 33

Locator         :

Operating time  : 38h24

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG

--------------------------------------

  160     2   2   2   0       4  2.00

   80   173   9  47   0     507  2.93

   40   475  17  69   4    1415  2.98

   20  1003  21  77   6    2987  2.98

   15  1403  25 101   4    4181  2.98

   10  1494  29 100   9    4444  2.97

--------------------------------------

TOTAL  4550 103 396  23   13538  2.98

======================================

       TOTAL SCORE : 6 755 462

 

Final Results - SOAB LP

Rank

Call

Score

QSOs

Zn

Cty

Hours

Operator

1

TO2A

7,035,756 

4,602 

121 

425 

42.4

N6KT

2

3V8SS

6,408,158 

4,464 

103 

396 

38.6

KF5EYY

3

KP3Z

6,138,341 

5,109 

122 

395 

39.8

 

4

VE3DZ

5,727,392 

3,469 

135 

479 

40.4

 

5

NP2X

5,452,457 

4,989 

110 

369 

42.4

 

 
     

 

  3V8SS - WAEDC SSB 2015 - SOAB LP

 

Conditions were bad due to solar storm. 10m was closed all contest long. On Saturday afternoon I discovered by pure chance a sudden opening that was very short but allowed for 80 QSOs.

 

Contest         : Worked All Europe DX-Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : ---

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 28h50

 

 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG

-----------------------------------------

   80    68   0   28    14      82  1.00

   40   221   1   43    80     301  1.00

   20  1054   5   51  1281    2335  1.00

   15   233   3   37   152     385  1.00

   10    80   0   16     0      80  1.00

-----------------------------------------

TOTAL  1656   9  449  1527    3183  1.92

=========================================

         TOTAL SCORE : 1 429 167

 

Final Results - SOAB LP

Place

Callsign

QSOs

Multi

QTCs

Total Score

1

7Z1SJ

1 969

512

1 717

1 887 232

2

P3F

2 033

453

2 041

1 845 522

3

3V8SS

1 638

441

1 525

1 394 883

4

4X0T

1 495

459

1 444

1 349 001

5

EA8RM

1 611

393

1 589

1 257 600

 
     

 

  3V8SS - WAEDC CW 2015 - SOAB LP

 

Contest         : Worked All Europe DX-Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 31h26

 

 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG

-----------------------------------------

   80    90   0   28     0      90  1.00

   40   231   2   35     0     230  1.00

   20   696   5   46     0     696  1.00

   15   417   4   42     0     417  1.00

   10   240   1   32     0     240  1.00

-----------------------------------------

TOTAL  1674  12  457  1549    1673  1.00

=========================================

          TOTAL SCORE : 1 472 454

 

Final Results - SOAB LP

Place

Callsign

QSOs

Multi

QTCs

Total Score

1

CR3L

1 787

528

1 803

1 895 520

2

R8CT

1 698

482

1 730

1 652 296

3

NP4Z

1 584

474

1 621

1 519 170

4

3V8SS

1 631

455

1 548

1 446 445

5

PY1NX

1 492

473

1 518

1 423 730

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX CW 2015 - M/S-LP

 

It was a great pleasure doing this contest as Multi/Single with my friend Jun JH4RHF. I first met Jun in Kerkennah Islands during TS7N 2003 DXPedition then in Boston during WRTC 2014.

Myself and Jun JH4RHF contesting

Jun brought his Elecraft K3 and used it for the first time in a contest. The radio is just amazing. Honestly, I don't know how I'm going to do contesting in the future with the old radios I have in the station (!!).

A second radio was set up with the Spiderbeam lined up for multipliers. We didn't use that too much.

Our target was 4500, 10m continued in it's strange shape.

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Multi Op - Single Transmitter (MS)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 47h59

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

-----------------------------------

  160     0   0    0       0  0.00

   80    91   0   40     546  6.00

   40   474   0  205    2838  5.99

   20  1562   5  369    4681  3.00

   15  1564   5  442    4677  2.99

   10   451   0   81    1351  3.00

-----------------------------------

TOTAL  4142  10 1137   14093  3.40

===================================

     TOTAL SCORE : 16 023 741

 

Final Results - Multi/Single LP

Rank

Call

Score

QSOs

WPX

Hours

Operator(s)

1

3V8SS

14,577,216

3,982

1,104

48.0

JH4RHF KF5EYY

2

P4/N4QS

7,073,808

2,248

888

46.8

N4QS NU4N

3

HS0ZIA

5,235,307

2,115

883

48.0

HS0ZIA HS0ZKX

4

W0DLE

4,596,948

2,125

894

45.7

W0DLE N0OJ..

5

BY8DX

4,102,126

1,931

791

47.8

BA8AG BA8CY..

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX SSB 2015 - SOAB-LP

 

Heavy winds were blowing on Sousse Friday night let me reckon that the antennas won't withstand until the end of the contest. I spent a long time on the roof thinking about possible scenarios then decided to go and sleep and wish things will go OK.

Contest start was very bad. Couldn't manage to do the usual north american pileup the first hour. Signals don't get through with 100W. So I decided to jump a couple of hours and start at 3 local time for low bands which were -also - disappointing.

High bands were amazing. Condx were promising and I led me to put the world LP record in mind, however, "winds don't blow as the boats' wish", says the Arabic proverb. Propagation towards USA was surprisingly bad! I was looking at MUF maps which confirmed that. Central/South American stations were heard like local AM broadcast, but looks like a big wall is built on the US or that US hams decided to boycott the contest and go fishing!!

I estimated the result loss by 200 WPXs. That doesn't prevent me from being very happy with the earned 10m points! Many thanks goes to my fiancé for the support, meal and cake brought during the contest! (When I used to read contest stories before, I found it strange that people say "thanks to my wife for letting me doing this contest"! Now that I'm 2 months away from my wedding, I strongly feel the need to make special mentions in my contest stories in the hope that I won't find much restrictions in my next one, hihi!)

GW4BLE Recording - 2015-Mar-29 9:27 15M

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : Tribander/Single Element

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 35h52

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

-----------------------------------

  160     0   0    0       0  0.00

   80    38   0   17     224  5.89

   40   265   1  150    1574  5.94

   20   779   4  188    2327  2.99

   15  1370   6  396    4090  2.99

   10   696   0  256    2060  2.96

-----------------------------------

TOTAL  3148  11 1007   10275  3.26

===================================

     TOTAL SCORE : 10 346 925

 

Final Results - SOAB LP

Rank

Call

Score

QSOs

WPX

Hours

Operator

1

FY5FY

17,380,143

4,337

1,251

36.0

 

2

ZF2DX

13,607,355

4,159

1,185

35.8

 

3

EB8AH

12,715,682

3,545

1,106

35.9

OH6RX

4

WP2Z

11,949,210

3,915

1,170

35.9

K9VV

5

WP4X

11,748,755

3,789

1,115

36.0

NP4Z

6

PY1NX

10,637,925

3,278

1,095

35.2

 

7

3V8SS

9,856,342

3,069

997

35.8

KF5EYY

 

 
     

 

  3V8SS - Russian DX Contest 2015 - SOAB-MIXED-LP

 

Nice competition with my friend Juan EA8RM ended up with 20 QSOs difference scores.

The outcome isn't too far from the one realized two years ago from 3V8BB using monobanders and amplifiers.

GW4BLE Recording - 2015-Mar-21 21:12 40M

Contest         : Russian DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : MIXED

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : DX

Operating time  : 22h37

 

 BAND   SSB    CW DUP DXC OBL  POINTS   AVG

--------------------------------------------

  160     0     0   0   0   0       0  0.00

   80     1   216   0  40  28    1336  6.16

   40   193   163   0  53  40    2129  5.98

   20   243   347   3  55  57    3984  6.75

   15   197   299   6  61  59    3290  6.63

   10    95   358   6  55  64    3794  8.38

--------------------------------------------

TOTAL   729  1383  15 264 248   14533  6.88

============================================

          TOTAL SCORE : 7 440 896

 
     

 

  3V8SS - ARRL DX SSB 2015 - M/S -LP

 

Last year we participated in ARRL SSB DX Contest as MS from 3V8BB. The team included myself and Ali 3V/F4HJD (Tunisian Op having a French license). This year, we continued this tradition, we had Ahmed with us, a 19-years-old Tunisian student and an active ARAT Member. For Ahmed, this was the first contest ever. Ahmed did very well in this contest and showed a great ability in managing pile ups under severe band conditions.

Ahmed 3V8CB operating the contest on 10 - Recording by K9PG

We were able to put together two networked computers and run two radios (Run & Mult). Interference occurs in one bands combination but it's acceptable at 100W.

During the contest, we were pleased to have a first visit from Hsan 3V/PA3BRH and his family and a second visit from Dmitro UA6UA and Alex UT5UAS who brought an antenna analyzer which allowed us to make necessary measurements and adjustments on the antennas.

 

Contest         : ARRL International DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Multi Op - Single Transmitter (MS)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : DX

Operating time  : 31h02

 

 BAND   QSO S/P DUP  POINTS   AVG

----------------------------------

  160     0   0   0       0  0.00

   80     4   3   0      12  3.00

   40   195  33   2     582  2.98

   20   354  47  32    1056  2.98

   15   344  48   4    1026  2.98

   10   814  47  12    2433  2.99

----------------------------------

TOTAL  1711 178  50    5109  2.99

==================================

      TOTAL SCORE : 909 402

 

Operators       : F4HJD, 3V8CB, KF5EYY

 
     

 

  3V8SS - ARRL DX CW 2015 - SOAB-LP

 
Contest Audio Log

 

Contest         : ARRL International DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : DX

Operating time  : 24h38

 

 BAND   QSO S/P DUP  POINTS   AVG

----------------------------------

  160     0   0   0       0  0.00

   80    48  18   0     144  3.00

   40   327  45   3     981  3.00

   20   290  48   2     870  3.00

   15   425  51   5    1275  3.00

   10   368  50   3    1101  2.99

----------------------------------

TOTAL  1458 212  13    4371  3.00

==================================

      TOTAL SCORE : 926 652

 
     

 

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  ABOUT ME
 

Name: Ashraf CHAABANE "Ash"

Date of birth: 19/12/1983

Nationality: Tunisian

Origin: Kerkennah Isl. AF-073

Job: Process Engineer

US Call: KF5EYY

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Call: 3V8SS
Location: Sousse City, Tunisia
Address: Maison de Scout Avenue Abou Jihed 4011 Hammam Sousse
Locator: JM55hu
LONG: 10.5941 E
LAT:
35.85662 N Google map
TRX:

KENWOOD TS450S

YEASU FT-857

Antennas:
 - CT-37HF for 20/15/10m

 - Spiderbeam for 20m~10m
 - Vertical 40m GP
 - Vertical 80m/160m GP
QSL Manager: LX1NO

LotW: OK

 

 

 

3V8BB Radio Club

 

Call: 3V8BB
Location: Bir El Bay, Tunisia
Address: ISAJC POBox 2055

Bir El Bay, Tunis, Tunisia
Locator: JM65er
TRX:

KENWOOD TS2000

YEASU FT-857

Antennas: View

 -160: Inverted-V

 - 80: Vertical

 - 40: 3 Elements @ 20m

 - 20: 4 Elements @ 20m

 - 15: 4 Elements @ 20m

 - 10: 4 Elements @ 20m

 - PRO-67

QSL Manager: LX1NO/Direct

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