It is time to summarize another contest weekend as ARRL International DX SSB Contest has come to an end. This time we packed our stuff and went to SM0MLZ Patrik’s station SGØX we entered in the Multi-Op Single-TX category. Due to some initial computer struggle (thanks to Winoze 7) we started about one hour late.
This time 20 meters was the work horse band and it provided 70% of the total points and 58 multipliers. Second was 40 meters followed by 15 and 80 meters but the contact rate and score where considerably lower on those bands. On Topband only one contact where made and 10 meters never opened. With one man short in the team we did not operate the full contest, after 31 hours on the air we finished with 642 stations on the log and a claimed score of 236.898.
Before the weekend we where really hopeful to get the 40 meter monobander up in the air, but as we arrived to the station we realized that this would provide a too big challenge making us unable to take advantage of the daylight openings on 20 meter.
Photos from the ARRL SSB weekend, click to enlarge:
73 de SGØX Team