CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

Call: DR5A
Operator(s): DB9EX, DF1LON, DK2CRN, DL1ECG, DL1ELY
Station: DR5A

Class: M/S HP
Operating Time (hrs): 48

Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 129 6 42
80: 334 9 61
40: 270 22 88
20: 717 36 125
15: 435 33 122
10: 194 16 82
Total: 2079 122 520 Total Score = 2,165,466

Club: Rhein Ruhr DX Association


Not many of you already know DR5A. The Call is mainly used for VHF
Contest operation from our portable location. After a rather successfull
VHF and up season we decided to make our first M/S entry from that
location. On Friday morning we set up our small portable contest station:

Running Station:
FT1000MP + AL80b
FB-33 (3ele 20m/15m/10m) 12m up
Windom (160m/80m/40) 80m long and 16m up
Vertical 40m

Multi Station:
FT1000MP + Acom 1010
R7000 (40m-10m)

We are satisfied with the score compared to our small setup. What we
missed several times was a second beam for the Multi Station. On day two
it was very difficult to get the rare and needed multis. Sometimes we
switched the beam from the running station to the multi station which
results in a very loud "ahh": signal increases from S1 to S7 and only
one call was needed to log a certain station.
Very high local noice on 160m of S9. We could not realy find the source
as there are green fields, green fields and green fields around us. But
we have
some wind turbine near to us and maybe they cause that noice floor.
High band conditions on Saturday were very good and we even logged US on
10m. On Sunday not a single US station was heard on 15m and rather low
US rates even
on 20m. Very nice Sunday evening 10m opening to Zone 8, 9 and 10.

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