Re: PSKFEST experiences

Steve W3HF

Dieter -

I heard you a few times and tried to call you, but was QRMed
(unintentionally I'm sure) by a larger station. When I tried to go back
to you later, I couldn't find you any more.

So your signal was making it across the pond, but QRP-to-QRP is
difficult in a contest setting. But 66 QSOs on 20m alone is very
good, more than I did on 20m, and comparable to what I did using
my PSK-20 during the two Rumbles last year.


at first I would like to follow Steve:

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen J. Melachrinos <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [070] PSKFEST experiences

: First of all, let me echo Dave (WB5NHL) 's comments about thanks :
for those of you that were listening for the little guys. I know it
was : hard for you to dig the signal out of the noise at some times,
but : it's an ego boost to then get a 599 report. hi hi : .........

I tried to use my PSK20 (tuned a little up to 4 watts) within the
contest with fewer success, than I expected. Antennas were a Diamond
CP6 and a windom FD4. There was no great difference while contacting
Europeans, and DX was a luck play. On late afternoon fell my success
rate decreased on 1 QSO per hour. Highlight for me was VE3IAY (he
called me !!!), and the effort to get Ernie, WM2U, hi.

Total result were 66 contacts and 22 multipliers, all on 20 meters

Nevertheless it made fun. But I believe, 20m single band was under no
circumstances the best choice during this contest when 15/10m were
open. However, it was a good possibility to test the device.

cuagn again on the band in next contest.

73's de Dieter - DL2RR

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