CQ WW CW 2013 - OK1RIG

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After year it is hear again, big day in hamradio community. As usually I planned join and celebrate it with others on the air. No improvements on radio nor antenna, so I focused on technology in hamshack and little experimenting.

During last CQ WW CW I used DX cluster fed from reverse beacon network, which brought a lot of easy DXes. Later I thought about hamspirit and using such tool and I decided if send log, then as checklog. Anyway, this year it was without RBN.

Already several months experimenting with private DX cluster on my raspberry pi – DX spider. My idea is use it as platform for contesters with similar techniques, antennas in one region for easy exchanging DX information and chatting. In our case for those who do search & pounce with low profile station around Europe. Then all spots are valuable, cause we know all each others. You simply do not need to think how filter all the mess from normal DX cluster :-)

So, this time joined Kirill R5ACQ, Stefano IZ3NVR, Charlie M0PZT and myself. Bands were full of stations and I kept S&P around 40–10m where our multiband antenna does work.. I was little hoped to touch last year’s result, but was not sure as it was with massive RBN help. However, I finished with 400Q after first day. It was really fun to cooperate with friends via cluster and we all enjoyed breaking pile ups to many DX stations all around.

Spent also all second day in hamshack. Finally logged 800Q, same like year ago. Unfortunately, much less mults for this time. Except 1Q missed all Oceania and 1Q to JA is big disappointment. This was not just fantastic CONDX. Still I could reached such great locations around both Americas, Africa and Asia. Great contest and great time shared it with friends. Thanks!

Audio samples:
SU9AF – 15M

SU9AF – 10M

YT2AAA – 40M

And here is claimed score in table. Really interesting to compare with mentioned last years cqww.

  QSO Zn Dx
160M 0 0 0
80M 0 0 0
40M 185 15 54
20M 195 17 49
15M 243 22 58
10M 177 23 44
Total 800 77 205
Score 457122

And also plotted in the map. After clicking you can browse all contact on google maps. cqww2013-2

I was curious how long time spent in hamshack. I wrote simple script for this purpose which maps both days in 5 minute blocks against logbook adi file.

23.11. 00:00 ............  24.11. 00:00 ............
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23.11. 03:00 ............  24.11. 03:00 ............
23.11. 04:00 ............  24.11. 04:00 ............
23.11. 05:00 ....########  24.11. 05:00 ............
23.11. 06:00 #.##########  24.11. 06:00 ............
23.11. 07:00 ###.########  24.11. 07:00 ......######
23.11. 08:00 ############  24.11. 08:00 ############
23.11. 09:00 ############  24.11. 09:00 ############
23.11. 10:00 ########.##.  24.11. 10:00 ###########.
23.11. 11:00 .......#####  24.11. 11:00 ...#########
23.11. 12:00 ############  24.11. 12:00 ############
23.11. 13:00 ############  24.11. 13:00 ############
23.11. 14:00 ###.####.###  24.11. 14:00 ############
23.11. 15:00 #######.....  24.11. 15:00 ############
23.11. 16:00 ............  24.11. 16:00 ########.###
23.11. 17:00 ...#########  24.11. 17:00 .###########
23.11. 18:00 ##########..  24.11. 18:00 ####........
23.11. 19:00 ............  24.11. 19:00 ............
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23.11. 21:00 ............  24.11. 21:00 ............
23.11. 22:00 ............  24.11. 22:00 ............
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Total 1265 minutes - 21:05