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  3V8BB - CQ WPX CW 2012 - SOAB LP

 

Hrane YT1AD was so kind and left me the chair to operate CQ WPX CW from 3V8BB.

I arrived to the club on Friday afternoon and made all the necessary to set up the FT857, CW Interface and test the antenna system. All is working perfectly!

 

Day 1 Sunrise from 3V8BB shack

Contest planning was focusing on 6-point bands and considered short sleeping periods spread all over the 48 hour contest time. I was also planned to quite 5 hours before the end of the contest to get enough rest for Monday.

The bands were widely open and signals were generally loud.

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8BB

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : ---

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 35h01

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

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

  160    22   0    4     132  6.00

   80   115   0   35     690  6.00

   40   523   2  271    3138  6.00

   20   589   2  158    1764  2.99

   15   912   3  245    2728  2.99

   10   549   1  138    1645  3.00

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

TOTAL  2710   8  851   10097  3.73

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

      TOTAL SCORE : 8 592 547

Log Analysis by SH5

 

Operating on 15m

 

Official Results: 2nd Place WW, 1st AF

UBN File

 
     

 

  3V8BB - CQ WPX SSB 2012 - MS HP

 

Thanks to Hrane YT1AD for allowing me to be a member of his M/S Team operating from 3V8BB.

The team was composed of Hrane YT1AD, Simo YT3M, Zlatko Z30A and me.

Me and Hrane were working the day shift. Pileups never end however conditions on the high bands were moderate and very noisy.

We ended up the contest with 29,170,908 points. Congrats to 5D5A and P33W for the great job!

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8BB

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Multi Operator-Single Transmitter (MS)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : High Power (HP)

Zone/State/...  : DX

Operating time  : 47h57

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

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

  160    58   0   11     344  5.93

   80   368   1  207    2188  5.95

   40  1261  14  331    7531  5.97

   20  1275   5  208    3811  2.99

   15  1766   9  424    5270  2.98

   10   552   0  224    1627  2.95

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

TOTAL  5280  29 1405   20771  3.93

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

     TOTAL SCORE : 29 183 255

 
     

 

  3V8SS - RDXC 2012 - SOAB-MIX-LP

 

What a nice weather on Saturday morning over here! I started the day early by a long walk on Sousse beach enjoying the turquoise blue sea and lovely weather. Nothing would prevent me from spending the day there but a contest!

After last year's first place World as SOAB-SSB-LP, I decided to take part in MIX mode as condx is poor and my antenna system for low bands needs upgrading. So the idea was to focus on SSB for High bands and CW for low bands.

I made some nice runs on SSB at the begining of the contest; I was surprised that I was exceeding CN2R by 1 QSO after 2 operating hours (354 vs 353!). but I later made people struggle to have a CW QSO with me due to tire.

QSO with CN2R on 20m:

I was hoping 10m will make a surprise just before the end of the contest, however, it was disappointing.

This year's score slightly exceeds the World Record for MIX-LP Category set by SU9NC back in 2003. I hope log checking will not grab the 300k points difference!

Log Analysis by SH5

 

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  : 22h39

 

 BAND   SSB    CW DUP DXC OBL  POINTS   AVG

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

  160     0    33   0  20   4     185  5.61

   80     5   231   1  42  28    1410  5.97

   40    59   270   0  49  30    2010  6.11

   20   531   258   1  63  58    5207  6.60

   15   482   263   1  75  65    5488  7.37

   10    17     7   0  16   0     112  4.67

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

TOTAL  1094  1062   3 265 185   14412  6.68

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

          TOTAL SCORE : 6 485 400

 

Official Results:

  1 LY1R        1725  11061  257 222   5298219
  2 3V8SS       2023  12095  257 175   5225040
  3 YL2TB        919   6918  223 228   3120018
  4 MJ0CFW      1279   6463  253 164   2695071
  5 7Z1SJ       1156   6287  204 161   2294755

 
     

 

  3V8SS - ARRL DX CONTEST CW 2012 - SOAB LP

 

10m band was disappointing with 1-hour opening on Day 1 and very short opening on Day 2. I missed 20m opening in Day 1 due to some commitments.

 

Contest         : ARRL International DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 25h44

 

 BAND   QSO S/P DUP  POINTS   AVG

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

  160     0   0   0       0  0.00

   80   101  23   0     303  3.00

   40   420  46   1    1260  3.00

   20   296  47   0     888  3.00

   15   521  49   3    1557  2.99

   10   103  22   0     309  3.00

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

TOTAL  1441 187   4    4317  3.00

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

      TOTAL SCORE : 807 279

 

Official Results: 15th Place WW, 4th AF

http://www.arrl.org/results-database?event_id=34455

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WW CW 2011 - SOAB LP

 

This year's CQWW CW Contest witnessed my second participation as SO. My first try was back in 2008 finished happy with 123 QSOs as a new comer to CW. The year after, I operated the Multiplier station with 3V3S Crew (M/S LP). In 2010, I was glad leaving the chair for Andy RA9CKQ for his 3V3A Activity.

After my good results in the SSB Legs, I was preparing well in advance for another personal achievment in the CW Leg especially with the bands being in a good shape. Preparations convered daily CW Training on Morse Runner, previous years' logs' analysis, and the most important; testing a new gun for the fight.... the FT-857 from Yeasu!!

What triggered this idea is the fact that club's TS-450s has only a 500Hz built-in filter for CW which make any LP station struggle due to the adjuscent stations. So I took my FT857 and came to Sousse the weekend preceeding the contest to try its DSP Feature! I quickly made the decision; This is it!

By the same occasion, I repaired my 160/80 GP after loosing 3m from its total lenght making it unresonnant on 160... Few mults on top band would be highly valuable!

I came to the station on Friday morning; checked my setup, got on the air, all works perfectly!
Afterwards, I went to look around in my lovely city; it's always nice and peaceful!
Back to the Radio club for rest. I was glad having a 3 hours nap just before the contest. I don't remember how I could overcome my excitement, but I did it anyway!!

Operating half an hour prior to contest start put me on the cluster and on bandmaps and generated pileups since the begining. I quickly realized how great the Yeasu's DSP Filter is! I felt as if I'm the only one on the band with no adjuscent station in my headset!

In fact, FT-857 has 3 filters; 60, 120 and 240Hz. During this contest, I always started with 240Hz and then narrow it when the pileup grows up to reduce the number of heard stations. I know it'll prevent me to hear station that are not calling on my exact QRG, but this brought the pileup to a manageable level for me.

QSO rate was exceeded 100 per hour in most of the contest hours, peaking 128. It's not the best I could do, but poeple were NOT listening in and they just keep QRMing making things going slow and too tough to handle. I was sometimes obliged to change the frequency!!

Condx were fabulous in ALL bands! I did run all the time and only S&P twice during band change. Mutipliers figure might be better.

Chair time was limited to 36 hours as I slept a lot (4.5 hours) and had to leave early back to capital Tunis as Monday is a working day for me.
I failed to reach my set objective of 4000 QSOs but I'm happy with the result setting my personal threshold high for upcoming events "inshallah".

 

Log Analysis by SH5
 

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  : 35h40

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG

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

  160    62   6  27   0     180  2.90

   80   259   7  46   0     771  2.98

   40   504  16  52   0    1502  2.98

   20   784  20  67   4    2334  2.98

   15   930  23  84   1    2770  2.98

   10   877  24  68   1    2615  2.98

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

TOTAL  3416  96 344   6   10172  2.98

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

       TOTAL SCORE : 4 475 680

 

Official Results: 13th Place WW, 3rd AF

UBN File - CQ Magazine Article

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WW SSB 2011 - SOAB LP

 

Being in Moscow for a 5-days-business trip continued until one day before this year's CQWW Contest prevented me from taking enough rest for the event. What an excitement being in the old Soviet capital!

I had the chance to meet my friend Andrey RA9CKQ, Valery R5GA and Dima RA9USU... Thanks guys for coming to see me!
I also was pleased to meet Pavel RU5A how made my 30-minutes operation from his office Station possible! I was operating as RA/KF5EYY and made 60 QSOs.

With RU5A in Mosocw 2 days before the contest

With RU5A in Mosocw 2 days before the contest

Friday was a busy day at office. I finished work at 17h then I decided to visit TS2A (3V8BB) guys in Hammamet inspite of tire. I had a nice contest chat with Hrane YT1AD, Dragan YT3W and Dima RA9USU that I met a couple of days ago in UA3.

I was lucky having 4 hours sleeping on Friday night and thanks to my mobile who failed to wake me up before the contest.
I started my operation at 0230z with the usual (for me) low QSO rates on 40.

A quick look on 20 showed a bench of nice DX Catches (KH6, FO0M, ZL, etc.). It wasn't so difficult to grab them all.
I continued switching between CQing on 40 and S&P on 20 till about half an hour before sunrise!

I made about an hour on 20, then a quick move to 15 before joining the rest of the world on 10 and found the party already started!
What an awesome 10m! Great opening towards far east in the morning and towards Americas in the afternoon. Pile-ups were huge and difficult to manage sometimes.

I could break last year's score well before the end of Day 1, then realized that I completely forgot about sleeping unlike what has been expected due to my busy week... However, I prefered going to bed for another 4 hours as I didn't rely a lot on low bands. My antenna system for 80 and 40 needs full revamping. I should also think about another solution for 160 after having my vertical partly broken and de-tuned.

Best QSO Rates:
230 QSOs during one hour (personal record)
130 QSOs during 30 minutes
52 QSOs during 10 minutes

 

Log Analysis by SH5
 

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 33

Operating time  : 31h11

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG

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

  160     0   0   0   0       0  0.00

   80    42   5  27   0     122  2.90

   40   194   9  42   0     580  2.99

   20   638  24  78   2    1900  2.98

   15  1190  27  83   2    3547  2.98

   10  1744  28  89   5    5193  2.98

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

TOTAL  3808  93 319   9   11342  2.98

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

       TOTAL SCORE : 4 672 904

 

Official Results: 3rd Place WW, 2nd AF

CQ Magazine Article

 
     

 

  3V8SS - WAEDC SSB 2011 - SOAB LP

 

I went to Sousse on Friday aftrenoon after 2 hour driving from Sfax. I had a short tour around and a coffee in touristic El Kantaoui Port, then I went to the club to start preparations.
My idea was to make an audio recording of the whole contest from a remote SDR located in NL. This will allow checking propagation on the other side and see how can I "optimize" the pileups in the future operations.
Recording the streaming audio from the Java application required having a special software. I found a great one called SoundTap and I was testing it during the week before and worked perfectly.

Audio from OE4RLC SDR - 20m band - One day before the contest

 

 

However, audio streaming in the club was always interrupted after a couple of minutes. Then I realize that internet connection is not stable. Nothing to do with that, I forgot about the idea!

Radio propagation was bad and I was surprised getting "unusual" signal levels from Europe. A quick look at http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/ Website showed a G2 Level Geomagnetic Storm and an R1 Radio blackout. Now it's clear!
I made some good runs on 20m. 15m was open for about 2 hours or so during the day. I made quick QSYs to 10m to check any sudden opening; it was the desert there!
Due to hot weather and some commitments, I could only make 21 operating hours out of 36.

 

Contest         : Worked All Europe DX-Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 20h37

 

 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG

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

   80    20   0   11     0      20  1.00

   40   199   0   35   197     396  1.00

   20   888   2   45   831    1719  1.00

   15   308   0   28   258     566  1.00

   10     1   0    1     0       1  1.00

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

TOTAL  1416   2  297  1286    2702  1.91

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

          TOTAL SCORE : 802 494

 
     

 

  3V8SS - WAEDC CW 2011 - SOAB LP

 

For the second consecutive time, WAEDC CW came during the holy month of Ramadhan. Fasting made the contest really tough and I lost some best-rate hours when I felt obliged to close my eyes and have a nap.

Guests I found when I came to the club...

The objective was to make 2000 Qs and/or 2 million points, however, this wasn't reachable as the strategy and plannning weren't properly set. I finished up the contest with about 440 QTCs that were left un-sold. Neglecting QTCs and maximizing QSOs at the begining of the contest wasn't the best approach.

Thanks for Marijan 9A1MB who is visiting Tunisia for his visit to 3V8SS Radio Club on Friday morning and for helping me installing the Windom antenna for 80.0.

 

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  : 21h27

 

 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG

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

   80    56   1   23     0      56  1.00

   40   273   0   38   110     383  1.00

   20   522   0   40   539    1061  1.00

   15   461   0   40   431     892  1.00

   10   309   0   36   100     409  1.00

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

TOTAL  1621   1  438  1180    2801  1.73

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

         TOTAL SCORE : 1 226 838

 

Best QSO Rate during 1-Hour: 124 QSO/h

 
     

 

  3V8SS - IARU HF CHAMP. 2011 - SOAB MIXED 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  : 13h01

 

 BAND   SSB    CW ITU  HQ  POINTS   AVG

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

  160     0     0   0   0       0  0.00

   80     0     0   0   0       0  0.00

   40     2    70   8   9     320  4.44

   20   342   478  19  13    4002  4.88

   15   138   204  16  15    1520  4.44

   10   221   113   6  17    1574  4.71

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

TOTAL   703   865  49  54    7416  4.73

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

         TOTAL SCORE : 763 848

 

Official Results:

QSO

Mults

Score

World

Africa

1,534

95

682,195

17

1

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX CW 2011 - SOAB LP

 

Conditions were so bad compared to the SSB leg of CQ WPX Contest. I couldn't make the usual W/VE run on 15 neither on 20. However, JA was workable all over the day. Condx was slightly better on Day 2.

I only could operate 28 hours due to interfering stuff. WPXs were few as I only S&P for half an hour.

Only one QSO was made on 80 using the 40m GP as the 80/160 antenna is not yet connected to the new shack.

 

Best Hour Rate: 120 QSO/h

 

Log Analysis by SH5

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : Tribander/Single Element

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 28h18

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

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

  160     0   0    0       0  0.00

   80     1   0    0       6  6.00

   40   325   0  130    1936  5.96

   20   823   0  302    2459  2.99

   15   649   0  208    1943  2.99

   10   370   0   59    1110  3.00

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

TOTAL  2168   0  699    7454  3.44

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

      TOTAL SCORE : 5 210 346

 

Official Results: 2nd Place WW, 1st AF

 

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX SSB 2011 - 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  : 32h18

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG

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

  160     0   0    0       0  0.00

   80    50   0   18     291  5.82

   40   222   0  129    1314  5.92

   20   756   0  225    2262  2.99

   15  1179   0  487    3511  2.98

   10   162   0   87     445  2.75

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

TOTAL  2369   0  946    7823  3.30

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

      TOTAL SCORE : 7 400 558

 

Official Results:

1st Place AFRICA, 3rd Place WORLD

 
     

 

  3V8SS - RDXC 2011 - SOAB SSB LP

 

This is the kind of contests I admire; a lot of activity but LP stations can find their places in the bands... I can clearly "see" openings to far away areas (JA, W/VE, etc.) and manage pile-ups accordingly. This is not possible during CQ Contests for exemple where finding a free QRG becomes a dream!

After being second worldwide in last year's contest (SOAB LP SSB), the objective for this year is to occupy the first place. Breaking the record was my second objective. My claimed score breaks the record set by LZ9W back in 2004 (4444440 pts). Let's cross the fingers so that the cross checking will go ok! :-)

Log Analysis by SH5
 

Contest         : Russian DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : DX

Operating time  : 22h05

 

 BAND   QSO DUP DXC OBL  POINTS   AVG

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

  160     0   0   0   0       0  0.00

   80    87   0  34   6     463  5.32

   40   333   1  54  44    2121  6.37

   20   447   0  57  55    3024  6.77

   15   621   2  65  65    4390  7.07

   10   106   0  14  32     963  9.08

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

TOTAL  1594   3 224 202   10961  6.88

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

       TOTAL SCORE : 4 669 386

 

Official Results:

CALL QSO DXCC OBL TOTAL
3V8SS 1519 217 199 4048512
EK3HM 1322 194 166 3000600
UY7MM 1004 204 188 2212448
HA3DX 1431 187 178 2955040
UR4U 847 198 158 1760064

UBN File

 
     

 

  3V8SS - ARRL DX Contest SSB 2011 - SOAB LP

 

My participation in the SSB leg of ARRL DX Contest was mainly for having more points in the qualification race to WRTC2014. As I have many things interfering here, 9-hours was all the time I could afford to this contest.
The big surprise was 10m! This contest witnessed my first QSO ever with W/VE on 10. On Satuday, I tried a quick move to 10 with K5ZD but nothing heard. However, Sunday showed a fantastic opening to NA. I was astonished seeing all these poeple calling me on 10.
I wonder what's happening on 20! I was calling for several minutes but in vain, except some few QSOs that never generated a pileup. Probably the time is not well chosen but also W/VE Stations weren't as loud as during few weeks ago.
Thanks to everyone for calling me. Again, what a disciplined W/VE Operators! You brought the pileup to an ultimate joy thanks to your excellent operating behavior!
 

Contest         : ARRL International DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : DX

Operating time  : 8h31

 

 BAND   QSO  S/P DUP  POINTS  AVG

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

  160     0    0   0       0 0.00

   80     5    4   0      15 3.00

   40   108   29   1     324 3.00

   20    25   17   0      75 3.00

   15   416   47   1    1248 3.00

   10   186   27   2     558 3.00

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

TOTAL   740  124   4    2220 3.00

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

      TOTAL SCORE : 275 280

 
     

 

  3V8SS - ARRL DX Contest CW 2011 - SOAB LP

 

Contest         : ARRL International DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 3h49

 

 BAND   QSO S/P DUP  POINTS   AVG

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

  160     0   0   0       0  0.00

   80     0   0   0       0  0.00

   40    25  16   0      75  3.00

   20    46  20   0     138  3.00

   15   138  32   1     414  3.00

   10     0   0   0       0  0.00

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

TOTAL   209  68   1     627  3.00

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

       TOTAL SCORE : 42 636

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WW 160 CW CONTEST 2011 - SO LP

 

This is my first contest after the revolution of the brave Tunisian people. The situation is getting much better over here but we still have a curfew starting 21z.
For me, this contest is a discovering opportunity of Top Band. I never gave it such amount of time.

I prepared everything to have a full night time contest operation in order to better understand the propagation on 160. Thanks to Al 4L5A, Gunter DJ9CB and Andy DJ7IK for all discussions and advices regarding contesting on 160. That was very helpful.

One thing that I missed is a dedicated RX antenna. Using 160m GP, the noise level was high. The only solution I found is to use the 40m GP for noise attenuation. Even that this antenna can't hear well, many stations couldn't be copied through the noise without it.

Glad to work some DX  on 160 (A7, HZ, W1, etc.)!

 

Map of worked stations

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide 160-meter Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : CW

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

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

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 33

Operating time  : 19h18

 

 BAND   QSO DUP DXC S/P  POINTS   AVG

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

  160   620  15  53   7    6185  9.98

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

TOTAL   620  15  53   7    6185  9.98

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

        TOTAL SCORE : 371 100

 
     

 

  3V8SS - ARRL RU 2011 - SOAB LP

 

Contest         : ARRL RTTY Round-Up

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : RTTY

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : DX

Operating time  : 14h00

 

 MODE   QSO S/P DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG

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

   80    35   0   4   0      35  1.00

   40   170   0  26   1     170  1.00

   20   122   4   4   0     122  1.00

   15   113  17   7   1     113  1.00

   10     2   0   0   0       2  1.00

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

TOTAL   442  21  41   2     442  1.00

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

         TOTAL SCORE : 27 404

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQWW SSB 2010 - SOAB LP

 

Another time, the "sleep storing" theory proves its efficiency even if it remained a theory and couldn't be proved scientifically. For the whole week proceeding the contest, I was having enough sleeping hours (more than needed sometimes) and this gave good results during the contest in terms of concentration and allowed me to forget about sleeping (for a long while!).

The targets for this contest were 2000 QSOs and/or 2 million points. The target for DXCCs was 300. Special care, time & effort were given to DX chasing by S&P. I had nice catches (S7, OX, HC8, 8R, etc.). That was great working new ones!

As my Spiderbeam rotator is not functional anymore, I was running up to the roof (2 floors) to turn it manually and then down to the shack... I can't remember how many times I did this, it was fun and it was "real" radio sport! :)

Conditions were excellent on high bands, with amazing 10m; but 40/80/160 were very crowded and very noisy. Seems like people are pushing huge power out of their antennas. It was unavoidable sometimes to work out of the bands.

I gave a first ever serious try this time to 160. It was too hard to work on but it gave me some precious multis! My 100 watts didn't allow me to call CQ on top band, I only S&P and call several times to let people recognize my call.

At final, this is my best contest ever! I'm very excited with what has been done. Thanks for everyone who called me!

 

Best 10 minutes Rate: 300 QSO/h

Best 60 minutes Rate: 225 QSO/h (personal record)

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : 33

Operating time  : 28h00

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG

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

  160    21   3  16   1      63  3.00

   80   169   7  40   0     497  2.94

   40   311  13  52   0     929  2.99

   20   586  18  67   2    1742  2.97

   15   623  27  83   5    1835  2.95

   10   345  23  59   0     985  2.86

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

TOTAL  2055  91 317   8    6051  2.94

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

       TOTAL SCORE : 2 468 808

 

Log analysis by SH5 Software

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS:

6th Place World Wide - CQ MAGAZINE Article

UBN File

 
     

 

  3V8SS - WAEDC SSB 2010 - SOAB LP

 

It was "Aid El Fitr" (one of the two Islamic ceremonies) here on Friday. I normally spend it with my family and visiting relatives. However, an addicted contester don't allow himself not to be on radio when bands are burning during a contest! So, I visited all my relatives during the morning then traveled back to Sousse city then directly to the radio club.

It was raining on Thursday... I had a look on the weather satellite maps... no rain is expected anymore... Low bands should be ok with zero sunspots and zero lightning.

I tried to optimize the operating time between operating and rest taken into account propagation conditions as I enjoy "comfortable" operation. 15 and 10 were dead on DAY 1, but 15 was slightly opened on DAY 2. Most of the effort was put on 20.

 

Contest         : Worked All Europe DX-Contest

Callsign        : 3V8SS

Mode            : PHONE

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Operating time  : 21h47

 

 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG

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

   80   215   0   39    50     264  1.00

   40   471   1   45   352     820  0.99

   20   752   1   40   870    1621  1.00

   15    75   0   21   140     215  1.00

   10     0   0    0     0       0  0.00

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

TOTAL  1513   2  413  1412    2920  1.93

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

         TOTAL SCORE : 1 205 960

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS:

Place Callsign QSOs Multi QTCs  Score
1 RG9A 1560 420 1583 1320060
2 9Y4W 1769 373 1716 1299905
3 3V8SS 1490 411 1412 1192722
4 4X0T 1576 375 1427 1126125
5 HI3TEJ 1649 346 1368 1043882
 
     

 

  3V8SS - WAEDC CW 2010 - SOAB LP

 

This was a "Ramadhan Style" contest operation. As we're fasting during daytime, it was a good opportunity to put some effort at night on low bands (and get more multipliers' weight!).

I'm satisfied with the score I made... I think I did well especially that no caffeine was feeding my brain to stay awake at daytime! :)

 

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  : 26h41

 

 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG

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

   80   120   0   23    20     139  0.99

   40   335   0   35   150     482  0.99

   20   571   0   36   657    1226  1.00

   15   222   0   25   460     680  0.99

   10   193   0   27    40     233  1.00

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

TOTAL  1441   0  373  1327    2760  1.92 =========================================

         TOTAL SCORE : 1 029 480

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS:

Place Callsign QSOs Multi QTCs  Score
1 D4C 1987 487 1987 1935338
2 RG9A 1681 441 1735 1506456
3 3V8SS 1375 363 1317 977196
4 TA2/DL2JRM 1438 344 1370 965952
5 RA9AP 1397 338 1398 944710
 
     

 

  3V8HQ - IARU HF CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 - SOAB MIX LP

 

I got the license for the special call two days before the contest. I thought about having more than one station QRV in 3V8SS QTH, however, this wasn't possible due to operators availability and lack of equipment (especially antennas). So the idea was to have 3V8HQ active for the first time ever in IARU Contest, even with one station/one operator (and low power!).

The goal was to make as much QSOs as possible to maximize score, but also to train in how to maintain a high QSO rates in both SSB and CW. Moreover, it's my first experience with mixed mode. I can see now how mode switching be benefic for mind rest.

The improvement in my CW operating skills is clear from a contest to another. In this contest, I could reach a rate 97 QSOs/h in CW. Callsign recognition from the first call became more frequent and I'm more able to concentrate for a long time.

Some pile-ups were never ending despite that DX Cluster is not allowed.

The WRTC 2010 was held during the IARU HF Championship this year. It was exciting for me to call contesters taking part in this radio sport marathon.

 

Contest         : IARU HF World Championships

Callsign        : 3V8HQ

Mode            : MIXED

Category        : Single Operator (SO)

Overlay         : Headquarters

Band(s)         : All bands (AB)

Class           : Low Power (LP)

Zone/State/...  : CAST

Operating time  : 19h10

 

 BAND   SSB    CW ITU  HQ  POINTS   AVG

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

  160     0     0   0   0       0  0.00

   80     2    21   3   8      79  3.43

   40    18   122   9  16     624  4.46

   20   580   406  21  32    4706  4.77

   15   221   278  12  23    2335  4.68

   10    31    28   5   8     247  4.19

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

TOTAL   852   855  50  87    7991  4.68

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

        TOTAL SCORE : 1 094 767

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX CW 2010 - SOAB LP

 

Taking part in this year's WPX CW contest wouldn't be possible if I couldn't reduce the side tone volume in my headset. As this adjustment wasn't possible from the front controls, I was obliged to open the TS450S and adjust a variable resistance inside it.
No rest was possible before the contest; I spent the 4 days preceding the contest in the Tunisian desert for business. I arrived back home 1 hour before the contest starts. I was tired during the whole contest and I only could make 26 hours. Night operation was so difficult to me. Only few QSOs were made on the low bands. It was raining on Night 2 and noise level was high on 40 and 80 due to thunderstorms.
10m band was continuously open
. No major DX was noticed on the bands. Pileup was mainly by European or Russian stations.
I'm satisfied with the score I achieved, however I surely could make much better.

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : CW
Category        : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  :
Locator         :
Operating time  : 25h25

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG
-----------------------------------
  160     0   0    0       0  0.00
   80    58   0   14     348  6.00
   40   153   0   40     912  5.96
   20   476   1  236    1423  2.99
   15   223   0   83     669  3.00
   10   237   0   48     711  3.00
-----------------------------------
TOTAL  1147   1  421    4063  3.54 ===================================
      TOTAL SCORE : 1 710 523

 

Log analysis by SH5 Software

 
     

 

  3V8SS - CQ WPX SSB 2010 - SOAB LP

 

The score I achieved this year is about 3 times the one of last year thanks to the new equipment I used (sponored by 3V3S team). The verticals for 80 and 40 worked well. I had a problem with my spiderbeam obliged me to keep it at low height and limited its rotation to only about +/- 30 degrees from the north. I wasn't able to exactly beam to America or Japan. I sometimes used the 1/4 Wave Vertical for south America and US contacts.

I enjoyed the 30hours spent in this contest. Thanks to EVERYONE who called me!

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : PHONE
Category        : Single Operator (SO) Assisted
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Operating time  : 30h29

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG
-----------------------------------
  160     0   0    0       0  0.00
   80   126   0  110     752  5.97
   40   266   0  115    1584  5.95
   20   759   1  270    2262  2.98
   15   421   0  191    1233  2.93
   10     5   0    5      11  2.20
-----------------------------------
TOTAL  1577   1  691    5842  3.70
===================================
      TOTAL SCORE : 4 036 822

 

Log analysis by SH5 Software

 

Results:

#1 TUNISIA - #1 AFRICA - #2 WORLD

 

 

  3V8SS - RUSSIAN DX CONTEST 2010 - SOAB SSB LP

 

Contest         : Russian DX Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : PHONE
Category        : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : DX
Locator         :
Operating time  : 19h09

 

 BAND   QSO DUP DXC OBL  POINTS   AVG
--------------------------------------
  160     0   0   0   0       0  0.00
   80    63   0  22   7     356  5.65
   40   211   0  41  33    1358  6.44
   20   505   0  51  50    3246  6.43
   15   584   1  53  54    3894  6.67
   10     2   0   1   0      10  5.00
--------------------------------------
TOTAL  1365   1 168 144    8864  6.49
======================================

       TOTAL SCORE : 2 765 568

 

Log analysis by SH5 Software

 

Official Results:

CALL

QSO

DXCC

OBL

TOTAL

YO3CZW

1245

173

180

2736809

3V8SS

1283

168

138

2340594

E74AA

1045

149

180

2098691

UZ7M

861

139

182

1801131

LY4D

983

166

179

1795380

 

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - ARRL RTTY RU 2010 - SOAB LP

 

I used Wintest v4 coupled to MMTTY and it worked perfectly. I really loved all the features and especilly call/SN recognition and automatic input into log. Operating is very easy using keyboard or mouse.
Bands were so crowded (comparable to CQWW RTTY) especially on 40 and 20 with minor activity on 15 and a dead 10m.

 

Contest         : ARRL RTTY Round-Up
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : RTTY
Category        : Single Operator (SO) Assisted
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : DX
Locator         :
Operating time  : 13h46

 

 MODE   QSO S/P DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG
--------------------------------------
   80    90   1   1   0      90  1.00
   40   157   1  32   1     157  1.00
   20   257  19  10   0     257  1.00
   15    11   0   1   0      11  1.00
   10     0   0   0   0       0  0.00
--------------------------------------
TOTAL   515  21  44   1     515  1.00 ======================================
         TOTAL SCORE : 33 475

 
     

 

 

3V3S - CQWW CW 2009 - M/S LP

 

Preparations for the activity started 3 months before with Andy DJ7IK (Team Leader) in order to organize a DXPedition consisting of 5 German amateurs to activate 3V8SS and to take part in CQWW CW Contest. Special call was allocated to the event (3V3S). We took part in the contest as M/S LP Category. We we're using 3 stations (One running and 2 Multiplier stations). I was operating only from Multiplier Stations.

 


Me & Andy DJ7IK in Multiplier Stations

Here below our results:

Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
------------------------------
  160:   50     7       41
   80:  789    12       68
   40: 1482    28       93
   20: 1355    36      113
   15:  439    30       85
   10:  240     7       29
------------------------------
Total: 4355    12      429 
Total Score = 7,099,119


Antennas used (sponsored by the german team):
 - Spiderbeam for 20m-10m
 - Vertical 40m GP
 - Vertical 80m/160m GP

 

For more information, please visit 3V3S website at http://3v3s.tk

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - CQWW SSB CONTEST 2009 - SO15 LP

 

"Remembering C6APR operation by  Pete W2GJ, Ed K3IXD, Randy K4QO and Dallas W3PP"
 

Results: See Checking Report


Propagation on 15m band was amazing with some sunspots that made the world happy!
As planned, I run both days' full daytime hours (from 6z to 19z). I was spotted many times and Europe pile-ups are always here. I reached 240 QSO/h during 10 minutes in which I made 40 QSOs! Very Exciting!
Three 3V-stations were on the air during this contest; Me @ 3V8SS, Bilel @ 3V8SF (SO-20) and TS9A Team @ 3V8BB.
Only my home made Quarter Wavelenght Vertical was used during this operation. I'm still proud of it! :) Many reported that my signal was booming in Europe and the States.  JA's were nicely heard at the first hours of the morning, however not easily workable! It was a great pleasure working W6, HI, VK4.
I was so optimistic to fix the target at 1000 QSOs but conditions allowed much more... I finished with 1573 QSOs which is a record for me! Thanks God!

 

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : PHONE
Category        : Single Operator (SO) Assisted
Band(s)         : Single band (SB) 15 m
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : 33
Operating time  : 23h37
 
 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG
--------------------------------------
  160   
   80 
   40
   20
   15  1573  27  95  15    4678  2.97
   10
--------------------------------------
TOTAL  1573  27  95  15    4678  2.97
======================================
        TOTAL SCORE : 570 716

 

QSO RATES:
Best 10 Minutes: 40 QSOs (240 QSO/h)
Best 1 Hour: 163 QSO (163 QSO/h)

Audio Recording of CN2R:

Contest Log uploaded to LotW.

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - CQWW RTTY CONTEST 2009 - SO15 LP

 

It was planned that I'll take part in this contest as SOAB (LP of course because HP is not allowed in 3V-Land). I started operating in all bands, but then I realized that, with such an antenna for 20/40/80 I will not have a good ranking in AB Category... So, in the second day I decided to keep focus on 15m only. The band was nicely open (especially Day 2). There was a surprising short opening to JA in the morning.
I experienced the SB operation for the first time and I really enjoyed "extreme" S&P and detailed band scanning. I got some wonderful catches like DP1POL (Antarctica), FT5GO Glorioso DXPedition, KG6DX (Guam).
Being the only station to give 3V Multiplier greatly helped me.
The software I used is MixW 2.19 (See Screenshot of the QSO with KG6DX). Audio Cable with ACC2 Connector kindly offered by Lars, DF1LON.

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC  ST POINTS
-------------------------------
   80
   40
   20
   15  
478  21  64  14  1424
   10
-------------------------------
TOTAL  
478  21  64  14  1424
===============================
     TOTAL SCORE : 140 976

Learned lessons for future RTTY Contests:
 - Foresee the maximum number of Macros (for S&P, Pile-up...). Precise answer make you win time!
 - Foresee adequate additional cooling device for your TRX!

The whole log is submitted to contest commitee (Don't worry guys!) and only 15m will be considered.
It's also uploaded to LotW.

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - WAE DX CONTEST 2009 - SOAB SSB

 

WAEDC SSB this year came during the month of Ramadhan were Muslims fast. The challenge was to overcome thrust, fatigue and sleeping.
I red an article of Dick WC1M talking about Sleep Deprivation. A part of this article talk about getting enough sleep before contest or "storing sleep". I did this during the last two days before the contest and it gave good results!
Conditions on the bands were VERY poor! I relied on low bands but traffic was difficult. 80m disappointed me! It was too noisy! 20m is still my station's pet hate! Short opening Sunday on 15m then condition rapidly dropped down.

Contest         : Worked All Europe DX-Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : PHONE
Category        : Single Operator (SO) Assisted
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Operating time  : 13h42
 
 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG
-----------------------------------------
   80    22   0    7     0      22  1.00
   40   275   0   44   154     429  1.00
   20   148   0   28   168     316  1.00
   15   214   1   26   310     523  1.00
   10     0   0    0     0       0  0.00
-----------------------------------------
TOTAL   659   1  105   632    1290  1.96
=========================================
          TOTAL SCORE : 345 720

 
Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

 

Results:

 

RANK   QSO  MLTS   QTC  SCORE  
-------------------------------

 6     647  268   632   342772

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - WAE DX CONTEST 2009 - SOAB CW

 

My participation in this contest was just a training and preparation for CQ Contests. Temperature was so high in the shack. It was NEVER a comfortable operation. My average QSO rate was considerably improved during this contest and reached 60 QSOs per hour. No QTC was received/sent, this is what explains the low score.

Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : CW
Category        : Single Operator (SO) Assisted
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Operating time  : 10h04

 

 BAND   QSO DUP MLTS   QTC  POINTS   AVG
-----------------------------------------
   80     0   0    0     0       0  0.00
   40     0   0    0     0       0  0.00
   20    99   0   22     0      99  1.00
   15   252   1   29     0     252  1.00
   10    90   0   23     0      90  1.00
-----------------------------------------
TOTAL   441   1 
 74     0     441  1.00
=========================================
          TOTAL SCORE : 65 268

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - CQ WPX CW CONTEST 2009 - SOAB LP

 

Before starting the contest, the target was 200 QSOs as it is my first serious participation in CW contests.
QSO rate was poor on saturday morning (around 16 QSO/h) but after miday, it exceeded 30 QSO/h and reached 44 QSO/h at 18z (it was the peak).
15 & 20m were the best! It was also great for me to get two digit numbers in the 10 meter column!
Over 250 QSOs were done on Saturday at 18h. After having a shower and a cup of milk, targets were re-set to 400 QSOs.
For the rest of the contest, QSO rate was varying from 10 to 30 QSO/h.
A QSO with 3V9A (YT1AD) was not possible without a notification SMS. The pile-up on his QRG was enormous! He was skilled enough to handle the 150 QSO/h! He told me later that this is his best result since he was activating 3V8BB. He made over 4600 QSOs!
Due to loss of concentration and being overcome with fatigue, I stopped the contest sunday on 18z with 563 QSOs in the log; much more than expected!

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : CW
Category        : Single Operator (SO) Assisted
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Operating time  : 24h40

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG
-----------------------------------
  160     0   0    0       0  0.00
   80    41   0   18     246  6.00
   40   104   0   54     615  5.91
   20   176   1   93     522  2.97
   15   229   0  140     679  2.97
   10    13   0    6      37  2.85
-----------------------------------
TOTAL   563   1  311    2099  3.73
===================================
       TOTAL SCORE : 652 789

 

See my Activity over time.
Contest Log is posted to LotW.

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - CQ WPX SSB CONTEST 2009 - SOAB LP

 

RESULTS:

#1 in Tunisia, #5 in Africa, #14 in World
Log Checking Report
 

CQ WPX SSB this year was the first ever for me. I hadn't the opportunity before to take part in due to studies.
It was well prepared thanks to the RDXC which was one week before and allowed better understanding of the actual propagation conditions.
Using WinTest Software really helped me in this challenge especially that it was connected to the internet. I loved the band map feature.
I also used HamCap for propagation predition. Very accurate results!
I started operating at 11z after finishing with my job. It was a bit late for 15m but 20m "was money and most of the activity was there" as Al 4L5A expected!
Working on Low bands was so hard. In the second day, the expanded 40m was amazing and the expected QSO number on this band exceeded the targets.
Only one QSO was made on 10m with V55X. Both we use 100W!
A total operating time of 29h was performed. Here are my detailled results:
 

Contest         : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            :
PHONE
Category        : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Operating time  : 2
9h

 

 BAND   QSO DUP  PFX  POINTS   AVG
-----------------------------------
  160     0   0    0       0  0.00
   80   
78   0   46     464  5.95
   40  
274   0  124    1640  5.99
   20  
347   0  217    1021  2.94
   15  
146   0   72     416  2.85
   10   
 1   0    1      1   1.00
-----------------------------------
TOTAL  
846   0  460    3542  4.19
===================================
       TOTAL SCORE : 1 629 320


I hoped spending more time for 80m at the third night, I was obliged to stop the activity at 19z.

CN2R Audio Recording: QSOs with CN2R
29-Mar-2009 00:56 SSB 7.067 (3V8SS QSO starts at 01:28)

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - RDXC 2009 - 3V8SS SOAB SSB LP

 

RESULTS:


Africa ranking: 1st/2
World Ranking: 10th/229
(Check RDXC Web) or Picture
UBN File

As expected, the Russian DX Contest was exceptional this year as it is the final qualifier for the 2010 World Radiosport Team Championships in Russia. Big activity on the bands.
Propagation was very bad "as expected". 10m band dead! 15m showed some slight openings but closes very soon.

 

3V8SS The day of the contest!

 

I made 21h40 of operating time during which I performed about 700 Q's and more than 1 million points! A good result for me comparing to the used antennas (Inverted-V and a Quater wavelenght Vertical).
For the first time in this contest, I was assisted by DX Cluster. This helped me finding new multipliers. I spotted my self only ONE time, just to check propagation, but it's a pity to find others spotting them selves continously.

 

BAND

QSO

QSO Pt

DXCC

Oblast

160

0

0

0

0

80

128

726

39

13

40

183

1149

39

28

20

257

1512

49

29

15

131

1088

19

29

10

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

692

4475

145

99

SCORE

4475 * (145 + 99) = 1'091'900

 

Operating time: 21h40

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - ARRL DX CONTEST 2009 - SOAB LP

 

Call: 3V8SS
Category: Single Operator
Power: Low Power
Band: All Band
Mode: CW
Country: Tunisia

 

BAND

QSO

QSO Pt

STATES/PROV

160

0

0

0

80

0

0

0

40

23

69

16

20

1

3

1

15

28

84

14

10

0

0

0

TOTAL

52

156

31

SCORE

4'836

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - CQ WW CW 2008 - SOAB LP

 

2008 CW Contest was my first ever contest using Morse Code. Bands were so crowded especially on the low bands. 10 & 15m were almost dead. The G5RV wasn't optimized to work on 20M. I concentrated on 40 and 80m bands. Here are my claimed results:
 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG
--------------------------------------
  160     0   0   0   0       0  0.00
   80    46   6  19   0     136  2.96
   40    41   4  17   0     123  3.00
   20    29   4  14   0      87  3.00
   15     7   5   7   0      19  2.71
   10     0   0   0   0       0  0.00
--------------------------------------
TOTAL   123  19  57   0     365  2.97
======================================
        TOTAL SCORE : 27 740


I worked only about 7 hours/48 and this is due to the quick loose of concentration. I must thank all the OMs with whom I made QSOs for their patience and for working QRS for me.

 

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - CQ WW SSB 2008 - MS LP

 

The CQ WW SSB DX Contest was finished and time is now to evaluate the work and compare with previous contest results.
It is known that the solar cycle is passing by its lowest level and it is not surprising to encounter very bad propagation conditions in most of the bands. Condition were poorer than in last year's contest.
'Apparently the skip was going right over our heads'
Moreover, if you didn't well prepared the contest, results will never be as you dream.
Only a G5RV was used during the contest. It worked good at 80, 40 and 15m bands but with an SWR of 1.5 on 20M.
Here are my claimed results:

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : PHONE
Category        : Multi Operator - Single Transmitter (MS)
Overlay         : Radio club
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : 33
Operating time  : 21h26 

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG
--------------------------------------
  160     0   0   0   0       0  0.00
   80    91   6  35   0     268  2.95
   40   152   7  34   1     454  2.99
   20   207  12  48   1     601  2.90
   15   141  17  38   1     395  2.80
   10     2   2   2   0       4  2.00
--------------------------------------
TOTAL   593  44 157   3    1722  2.90
======================================
        TOTAL SCORE : 346 122

 

The contest logging software is a registered copy of WinTest 3.17 which is an excellent contesting software and the best ever.

 
     

 

 

3V8SS - CQ WW SSB 2007 - MS LP

 

I participated with my friend Halim in the CQ WW SSB Contest 2007 from the scout radio club station 3V8SS in Sousse city, for two days (27-28 October). Here are our claimed scores:

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SS
Mode            : PHONE
Category        : Multi Operator-Single Transmitter (MS)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : 33
Operating time  : 17h12

 

  BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG
--------------------------------------
  160     0   0   0   0       0  0.00
   80    26   4  19   0      78  3.00
   40    18   3   9   1      54  3.00
   20   322  14  57   8     948  2.94
   15   264  17  55   2     776  2.94
   10   134  13  40   1     382  2.85
--------------------------------------
TOTAL   764  51 180  12    2238  2.93
======================================
        TOTAL SCORE : 516 978

 

We really enjoyed participating in this big contest. We noted a nice opening on both 15 and 20m bands. Also some openings on 10m. The Low bands were extremely crowded.
We were using a KENWOOD TS-440 and a G5RV. Some problems appeared in the logging software (CT by K1EA) due to the change of summer time.

 
     

 

 

3V8SF - CQ WW SSB 2005 - MS LP

 

I took part in this contest in M/S Low Power operation with my friends in 3V8SF (Sfax City) using wire antennas.

Contest         : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign        : 3V8SF
Mode            : PHONE
Category        : Multi Operator-Single Transmitter (MS)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : 33
Locator         :
Operating time  : 29h13 

 

 BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG
--------------------------------------
  160     0   0   0   0       0  0.00
   80   104  11  43   2     294  2.83
   40    45   9  28   2     133  2.96
   20   217  14  55   4     631  2.91
   15   245  17  57   3     703  2.87
   10   127   7  35   1     373  2.94
--------------------------------------
TOTAL   738  58 218  12    2134  2.89 ======================================
        TOTAL SCORE : 588 984

 

Operators : BILEL, ACHRAF, HAMMADI, AHMAD, MOURAD

 
     

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3V8SS Radio Club

 

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

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

Direct Received QSLs: here

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