BAARC CQ WW DX Contest 2017

During the weekend of October 27- 29, the BAARC participated in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. The club exercised the small club trailer with a 3 element beam and a multi-band dipole.

Many thanks go out to the preparation work that went on ahead of this event by Lyle KØLFV, Mitch ADØHJ, Al WØRC, Steve NØCRM, Ron KØGOP, John WØWY, and Nick WØNY. Many items needed to be pulled together to make the event happen, we needed antennas collected, radios and computers collected as well as configured. We needed some trailer modifications and antenna tower support modifications.

On Friday afternoon Mitch pulled the small trailer out to the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds and started initial trailer setup and some preliminary antenna preparation. Steve and Al arrived later in the afternoon and helped assemble, raise, guy, and secure the tower. On that Friday afternoon the temperature was around 32 degrees with snowflakes in the air and wind gusts in the 17-24 MPH range.

After getting the tower and beam up, and the rotor connected we tested the SWR on the beam antenna and connected it to a club radio. The trailer came alive with the sound CQ’s coming fast and furious.

After initial testing, it was now on to assembling push-up mast rigs (3) for the multi-band dipole antenna. The setup of the wire antenna was completed in the dark with snow and cold windy conditions. Nick NØNY arrived early evening with a Heathkit SB-200 Linear Amplifier.
















W0UJ's Contest Summary Report for CQ-WW
Created by N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log
Version 5.5  www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 230
Total Points = 80,115

Operating Period: 2017/10/28 01:06 - 2017/10/29 22:30

Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted): 21:05:49
Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted): 25:23:28

Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted): 10.9

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band       CW   Phone     Dig   Total       %
----       --   -----     ---   -----     ---
  80        0      14       0      14       6
  40        0      35       0      35      15
  20        0     122       0     122      53
  15        0      59       0      59      26
           --   -----     ---   -----     ---
Total       0     230       0     230     100

Total Contacts by Country:

Country                      Total     %
-------                      -----   ---
USA                             33    14
Canada                          23    10
Brazil                          11     5
Hawaii                          10     4
Federal Republic of Germany      8     3
Canary Is.                       6     3
Morocco                          6     3
Bonaire                          5     2
Dominican Republic               5     2
Italy                            5     2
Chile                            4     2
European Russia                  4     2
Lithuania                        4     2
Madeira Is.                      4     2
Netherlands                      4     2
Serbia                           4     2
Alaska                           3     1
Argentina                        3     1
Belize                           3     1
Curacao                          3     1
England                          3     1
Finland                          3     1
France                           3     1
French Guiana                    3     1
Jamaica                          3     1
Portugal                         3     1
Slovenia                         3     1
Ukraine                          3     1
Uruguay                          3     1
Venezuela                        3     1
Aruba                            2     1
Australia                        2     1
Barbados                         2     1
Belarus                          2     1
Belgium                          2     1
Cape Verde                       2     1
Cayman Is.                       2     1
Croatia                          2     1
Cuba                             2     1
Czech Republic                   2     1
Denmark                          2     1
Hungary                          2     1
Latvia                           2     1
Spain                            2     1
Suriname                         2     1
Trinidad & Tobago                2     1
Austria                          1     0
Azores                           1     0
Bulgaria                         1     0
Colombia                         1     0
Costa Rica                       1     0
Ecuador                          1     0
Estonia                          1     0
Ireland                          1     0
Liberia                          1     0
Luxembourg                       1     0
Mexico                           1     0
Norway                           1     0
Poland                           1     0
Romania                          1     0
Scotland                         1     0
Sicily                           1     0
Slovak Republic                  1     0
Sweden                           1     0
Tonga                            1     0
US Virgin Is.                    1     0

Total = 66

Total DX Miles (QSOs in USA not counted) = 742,639
Average miles per DX QSO = 3,770

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