Bavarian Contest Club DJ5MW & DFØWA

  Contesting from Germany`s most southern corner

Manfred Wolf
DOK: T13
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AGCW #2626
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IARU HF Championship 2007

Call: OE1A Austrian Headquarter Station
Category: HQ 10m/CW

Equipment Description:

FT1000MP +PA, 
 7ele @12m
 3ele @8m
 Spiderbeam @10m            


For this year´s IARU HF I was invited by OE8KDK and OE9MON to join the Austrian Headquarter team.
The bottom of the sunspot cycle in sight we decided to go hilltop and set up the whole 10m/CW station in Fieldday style.

All stuff was brought up to abt 950m asl to a mountain near Bregenz and we were able to put up all antennas on Friday.

The contest ran better than expected with quite good rates in the beginning. Of course most QSOs were made into EU, a couple of UA9s, some southamerica and surprisingly YB, HS and VU on sunday morning.
Best DX to the west was P40 while stateside didn´t work out.
Alltogether around 950 QSOs were made on 10m CW.

Thanks to the helping crew:
OE9MON, OE9MCV, OE9HGV, SWL Michi and DJ7PR for the use of his caravan and cooking!


homebrew 7ele monobander for 10m before "pumping" up

Spiderbeam on alu-tower before "pushing" up :-)

Antenna mounting "OE9MON-style" 

pumping up the main tower

the antenna farm direction east

sunset at OE1A

sunset, band almost closed, time for auto-cq :-)                                                                    eMail: dj5mw -at-