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  Contesting from Germany`s most southern corner

Manfred Wolf
DOK: T13
HSC #1579
AGCW #2626
RTC #56

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Vienna - 4U1VIC


Somehow this place liked me....I was given the opportunity to operate from Vienna 4 times up to now:

1992: CQWW CW with BCC (DL6RDR, DL1GGT, DJ0IP, DH0RAK)
1993: CQWW SSB with RRDXA (DL8OBC, DL2OBF, DK7YY, DL8OBQ, DL1QQ, DG6FCT...)
1994: CQWW CW with BCC (DL6RDR, DL1GGT, DL6NCY, DH0RAK, T94JJ)
1999: CQWW SSB with RRDXA (DL2OBF, DL9YAJ, DL1EFD, DL3KDV, DF6VP, DL5OB, OH2TA, JH4RHF)


The station is located in the Vienna International Center, which is a impressive 29 floor building.
Because it contains important authorities there are high security standards.
e.g. - you are not allowed to enter the building before abt. 17.00 GMT on friday before the contest

- a person of the local radio club has to be resident all the time

- during strong winds antenna assembling on the roof is forbidden

The first rule should create a new category in CQWW contests:
-> the assembling sprint category...

In fact you have to set up the whole station in 7-8 hours. Try this, when you plan to build 2 stations with amps, 2 yagi antennas and a lot of wires and verticals for the low bands.

Best results were a claimed 7 Mio points for CQWW CW (1993) and 10 Mio points for CQWW SSB (1999) both in M/S category.

Here are some impressions over the years:


1992:


bringing in some material

Stephan, DL6RDR


Rick, DJ0IP presenting 
the "secret of success"

Main Yagi + some VHF


DL2MEH at Mult station



the 1992 crew

1994:


DL1GGT, DH0RAK, DL6RDR on the roof



Brako, T94JJ (now OE1EMS)




antenna overview



the 1994 crew


1999:


Carsten, DL1EFD



nice wx this time !



all of the crew in the shack


Bernd, DL9YAJ operating


me at the mult-station



DL3KDV and DL2MEH
before security check in



Thanks Jun for
perfect organisation





the 1999 crew











 


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