• [VK5PAS] VK80LAN for a second time

    From VK5PAS via rec.radio.amateur.modera@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 30 18:00:26 2022
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    VK80LAN for a second time

    Posted: 28 Mar 2022 11:28 PM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2022/03/29/vk80lan-for-a-second-time/


    (28/3/2022) Marija VK5MAZ and I had the use of the VK80LAN
    callsign again for the afternoon and the evening.
    The special event callsign VK80LAN is celebrating 80 years of the Avro Lancaster aircraft.

    From about 2.30 in the afternoon, we made a total of 320 QSOs into 39 different DXCC entities on 20, 40 & 80m SSB.
    The map below shows our contacts.

    The long path into Europe was once again very good. The map below shows
    our contacts into Europe and the UK.

    The short path into the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central America was very good during the evening. We worked 29 of the 50 USA States. The map below shows our contacts into that part of the world.

    We did not get a huge chance to do anything on 40m for the VKs this time
    around due to a late start in the shack and then the 20m pile-up, but did
    work a handful of VKs, and a few dozen VKs on 80m.

    We would like to thank everyone who called, and we would like to thank the
    WA VHF Group for allowing us to use the callsign again, to celebrate 80
    years of the Avro Lancaster aircraft.

    2022 CQ WW WPX Contest

    Posted: 27 Mar 2022 05:55 PM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2022/03/28/2022-cq-ww-wpx-contest/

    Over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2022, the 2022 CQ
    WW WPX Contest was held.

    I worked a total of 815 QSOs on 10, 15, 20, & 40m SSB.
    This included 83 different countries.
    The map below shows my contacts during the contest.

    Countries worked:-

    AlaskaArgentinaAustraliaAustriaAzoresBahamasBalearic IslandsBelgiumBelizeBonaireBosnia-HerzegovinaBrazilBrunei DarussalamBulgariaCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsChinaCorsicaCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDemocratic Peoples Republic of KoreaDenmarkEast MalaysiaEnglandEstoniaEuropean RussiaFederal Republic of GermanyFinlandFranceGreeceHawaiiHungaryIndiaIndonesiaIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJapanKazakhstanKuwaitLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMaltaMauritiusMexicoMontenegroNepalNetherlandsNew
    CaledoniaNew ZealandNorfolk IslandNorth MacedoniaNorthern IrelandNorwayOmanPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalRomaniaSaint Kitts and
    NevisSaudi ArabiaScotlandSerbiaSlovak RepublicSloveniaSouth AfricaSpainSvalbardSwedenSwitzerlandTaiwanThailandUnited Arab
    EmiratesUnited StatesVirgin IslandsWalesWest Malaysia
    The majority of my contacts were on the 20m band. Below is a graph showing
    my contacts per band. The long path on 20m each day was very good, whilst
    I found the short path to be quite average. The 10m band was average, with just a few European stations logged.
    My best DX worked on 10m was D4Z at Cape Verde. The majority of my
    contacts on 10m were into Japan

    (90 QSOs)

    The map below shows my contacts into Europe, both on the long path and the short path.

    The map below shows my contacts into the USA and Canada and the Carribean.

    The map below shows my contacts into Asia.

    I did not hear a huge amount of VKs or Kiwis calling CQ Contest. The map
    below shows my contacts around VK and ZL.

    THANK YOU to everyone who called. Although I am a long long way off the leaders, I had a lot of fun.

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