Our team consisting of PA3EWP PA2R K7GK PB8DX and PA1AW had great fun in the CQWW CW contest. We have pulverized our old Multi2 record (5,422,760 points in 2009) and can look back to an almost problem free weekend.
CW operators are getting scarce nowadays, but with 3 full-time operators (PA3EWP, K7GK and PA1AW), 1 part-time operator (PA2R) and full-time support by Florian PB8DX (his CW is unfortunately not yet good enough for a real CW contest but he is working on it) we managed to be active for 48 hours with 2 stations.
On Friday before the contest we built up extra antennas that made the work more than worthwhile: The 40m 4-square, a 300m beverage and K9AY receiving antennas were a valuable addition to our station. Off course Multi Radio enviroment comes with challenges but Murphy did not visit us this weekend. There were mysterious problems with filters and a filter that emitted smoke, and just 5 minutes before the contest our N1MM network was operational 🙂
A special thank you for Kees PA3BWD who came to help us with the construction and dismantling of the station before and after the contest.
Below is a small impression of our contest.
Ronald PA3EWP and Kees PA3BWD
Florian PB8DX and Denis K7GK in the workshop
Ronald PA3EWP enjoying 80m
An addition to the RX-antenna section
Ronald PA3EWP during the “breakdown” on Monday, dressed for the occasion.
The result – We are happy
Kees PA3BWD dressed for the occasion