TF1CY in CQ WPX 2012

Fun contest, but as I had to work all Friday I rushed to the summer house late Friday, raised the 22m high vertical and assembled the th7dx. Then it was dark and I finished connecting everything and tune out on 80m. I started the contest on 80m but I was then just to tired to continue throughout the night. I woke up early and finished getting the Th7dx mounted and raised the antenna. I got into a sticky situation when I forgot a u-clamp in the last taper section of the mast just under the rotor. The mast was bent there and I was very scared of losing the antenna. I got my brother (TF3SG) to come to my rescue – we lowered the antenna and after inspecting the tubing and installing the clamp we raised the antenna again and proper guy’s.

Conditions on 15m where hard and I kept losing my running freq. I tried few times to move to 20m but the QRM was just to much. I went back to 15. Sunday was better on 20m – and I got to around 800 contacts. I was not being heard well on 40m (tuning into the quarter wave intended for 80m).  I decided to go to 80m and I found a nice clean frequency and got a nice run  mostly EU but with handful of VE/W – I ended there with 1005 QSO’s.

 

73, Benni TF3CY / TF1CY

 

One thought on “TF1CY in CQ WPX 2012”

  1. Hi Benni,
    Mér finnst þetta flott hjá þér miðað við kringumstæðurnar.
    Þú hefur öðlast við þetta mikla reynslu, sem er dýrmætt.
    Flott beam.
    Til hamingju með þetta. Kv.
    Stefán.

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