Our traditional kick-off of the contest season is the CQWWRTTY.
Despite that we had to improvise in the station lay-out with the HP bandfilters in transit to W8S Swains Island we had unusual few technical issues. Having a multi radio conteststation on a limited footprint has always been a challenge so we are more and more experienced in solving, or at least reducing, the issues which come with this.
The team this year: Kees PA3BWD, Ronald PA3EWP, Fred PA3GDG, Ton PA1CC, Richard PD4RD, Dervin PD9DX (his 1st ever RTTY contest) and Alex PA1AW. A nice mixture of experienced contesters and rookies.
It was a contest as we had many before: Fun, broken filter, fun, new antennas, fun, long shifts, fun, learning on the job, fun, smoke from bandfilter, fun, etc., fun
We like to thank all who called us. Cu next time ?¿
Some pictures to give you an impression: