WAG – Worked All Germany 2011 @ DAØCCC

DAØCCC Radio Shack
DAØCCC Radio Shack

7-ele Beam 10/15/20
7-ele Beam 10/15/20
Tina (DC1BF) and I decided to visit our Radio Club’s 2011 WAG contest activity. Contest location is near the city of Paderborn in Westphalia, abt 120 km from our home in Osnabrück. After a stop for lunch in Herford we reached the contest location at the begin of the contest. The operators used a nice antenna farm with verticals for 80 and 40m (four square), a 7 element beam for 10/15/20 and a 3element beam for the multiplier station. A Heathkit power amplifier gave the needed power that DAØCCC was heard around the world.

After some nice talks and meeting radio friends we drove back to Osnabrück. On the following day I made about 130 QSO with my SOTA station, which I set up in our garden. It was a nice opening in ALL directions. First time for me that I worked north

american stations (W / VE)  on 10m since 10 years – or so …

Also some nice DX QSOs on 40m with my SOTA dipole …

DAØCCC spotted from Mexico
DAØCCC spotted from Mexico

KX-3
Elecraft K3
worked W8IQ with my linked SOTA inverted-V-dipole in our garden
worked W8IQ with my linked SOTA inverted-V-dipole in our garden