IARU Region I UHF/SHF Contest 2012

Final Efforts

This time the DQ7A operation took place at Deditzhöhe, JO61JF.

The weather forecast promised heavy rain all day on Saturday. Luckily, the rain stayed away till about 6pm. So, at least we have been able to set up the stations in dry conditions.

The efforts to set up the 70cm 8-by-19 element antenna started on Saturday morning by DL2LSM, and DK3WE. We have been joined by DG2NMH, DG8AM, DL3NCS, and DJ7AT later. Due to this strong manpower we have been able to finish the setup by 2pm giving us another 2 hours till the start of the contest. Jens, DH0LS set up his station for 23cm and up. In addition the Nuremberg crew set up an extra 150cm dish for 23cm operation.

The 70cm operation has been quite successful. We ended up with almost 100k points which is close to our all time record from that location. 23cm and up lacked a bit activity due to the bad weather. In addition we had to switch 23cm operation to the DH0LS station since the Nuremberg station showed some strange behavior. It has been almost deaf and power didn’t reach the dish. This needs to be investigated.

All of the other equipment worked flawlessly. Therefore, we are quite satisfied with the result and confident that we could defend our 3rd place in the German Contest Trophy.

A special thanks goes to the operators of the stew pot. Dieter, DL8WQQ and Ronny, DG0LAW prepared an excellent stew over an open fire in pouring rain. Chapeau!

Thanks everybody for the contacts and we hope to see everybody – and hopefully a few more – in November. Location for DQ7A has not been decided yet.

Results: DQ7A – JO61JF

Operators: DG0LAW, DG2NMH, DG8AM, DH0LS, DJ7AT, DK3WE, DL2LSM, DL3NCS, DL5YYM, DL9GRE

BandPointsQSOsFieldsDXCCODXStatisticsMapLog
432 MHz
97092
312
70
17
830km (YL3AG - KO06WK)
X
X
X
1.2 GHz
13531
64
28
9
655km (HA6W - KN08FB)
X
X
X
2.3 GHz
4915
19
14
4
604km (PA6NL - JO21BX)
X
X
X
3.4 GHz
1068
8
6
2
270km (DL1SUZ - JO53UN)
X
X
X
5.7 GHz
434
5
3
2
104km (DF0YY - JO62GD)
X
X
X
10 GHz
2025
13
8
3
392km (DF0MU - JO32PC)
X
X
X

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