eHam Forums => Contesting => Topic started by: N7DM on December 11, 2005, 01:47:13 PM

Title: CQ World-Wide 160 Contest......
Post by: N7DM on December 11, 2005, 01:47:13 PM
Just a reminder...... 29th of January, Ought Six ...

*My* 'world' isn't very large, but it is another Fun Event..

Title: CQ World-Wide 160 Contest......
Post by: AD6WL on December 15, 2005, 01:57:05 PM
Beside being a lot of fun it is a good way to work on 160meter DXCC or in my case 160m WAS.

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW 0000Z, Jan 28 to 2359Z, Jan 29

CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB 0000Z, Feb 25 to 2359Z, Feb 26

73, Jim

Title: CQ World-Wide 160 Contest......
Post by: K8ND on December 27, 2005, 02:10:53 PM

This is a great contest for the "little gun" to get on and work DXCC countries and States.

I've counted 90 DXCC countries that are either already announced as planning to be active, or are likely to be active in  the CW contest January 28-29. Add to that all the States and most all of the Provinces, and you'll have a lot of multipliers to work!

I'll be operating from the Signal Point Station, PJ2T, on Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. We have proven to be able to work almost any station that can put a signal on 160 meters, so give me a call during the contest!

Tips for the W/VE "little gun" in a 160 meter contest:

1) Try calling Caribbean and South American statons
     after sunrise in Europe (after 0830Z in January).
     The Caribbean/SA stations will likely be trying
     to work Europe while they can (lots of
     multipliers there during a short window), and
     will turn their receiving antennas to listen
     for W/VE stations after that.

2) You may not be able to break the pileups in the
     early evening. Try close to the DX station's
     sunrise time (1010Z to 1100Z for PJ2T).

3) It's easier to work DX the second night than it
     is on the first night (if conditions are equal).
     Try both nights, but if you don't succeed on
     Friday night, try harder on Saturday night, when
     the pileups are somewhat diminished and the DX
     is begging!

4) If you do not have a 160 meter antenna, try
    using what you have with a tuner! Almost EVERYONE
    is using a compromise transmit antenna on 160
    meters, and yours may well surprise you with it's
    ability to put out a signal!

5) Hearing is the key. If you cannot hear well enough,
     DO NOT CALL! Try listening on your tribander,
     or your 40m dipole, or your 80m dipole if you
     can't hear the DX station on your 160m transmit
     antenna. Some DX should be loud enough for
     everyone to work.

6) Topband is addictive.

73,  Jeff  K8ND