Marconi Memorial Contest 2013

Final Fun

The Marconi Memorial Contest is normally quite a lot of fun and so has been this time. The weather forecast hasn’t been very fortunate. It had promised rain all Saturday morning till the start of the contest. Luckily, it had been wrong. It drizzled a bit when we started setting up the antennas but stopped pretty soon. So, we have been able to setup the station in dry but windy conditions. There have been a number of showers during the duration of the contest. However, it cleared for station dismantling. The only drawback has been the heavy wind with occasional gusts.

There has been a total of two antenna systems a 4-by-6 DK7ZB and a 3-by-6 DK7ZB. They both worked very well and gave a total of 469 QSOs with a total of 160k points. ODX has been LA0BY with 982km. The conditions have been pretty flat. No special openings have been recorded. We tried skeds with several station in G and LY. Both could hear us. Unfortunately, their power hasn’t been enough to make it in our log. Nevertheless, all in all we are very happy with the result. It is roughly the same as our best result two years ago.

A special thanks goes to the cooks Dieter, DL8WQQ and Jens, DH0LS for the great stew they prepared and we all enjoyed around the camp fire.

We wish all competitors a great holiday season and hope to see everybody and a few more back next year.

Results: DF0MTL – JO61JF


144 MHz
982km (LA0BY - JO59IX)

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