Band QSO Countries Total points Fun factor
20m 65 33 6039 10/10
As with all contests I am in the QRP category but this year as the solar conditions were on the rise I wanted to go for the gusto.....partway through the contest I dropped the power down to 3 watts from 5. Then Bert PA1B sent me a comment on my blog. He informed me that I may be hitting the 1000 mile per watt mark!!! Never thought about that before so I took up the challenge and not only wanted to get the 1000 miles per watt....well have a look below. I used N9SSA's miles per watt calculator to come up with the following....
At 1 watt of power
- SO2O at 4339 miles per watt
- DL6FBL at 3830 miles per watt
- S59ABC at 4376 miles per watt.
Its now time to take it up another notch.....500 Milli watts
- EI5DI at 6498 miles per watt
- TM6M at 7014 miles per watt
- DL0MM at 8308 miles per watt
- G5W at 7180 miles per watt
- OH8A at 7904 miles per watt
I was so shocked at the performance of my 20 meter attic dipole and along with the great propagation. I was only on for a total of 5.5 hours this year but the with QRP and first time ever QRPp contacts I made it was a very rewarding time.
|One of the 1 watt per 1000 mile contacts|