Posted by Matthias, LA0FA on mandag 26. april 2021
I participated in the Helvetia Contest 24/25 April. I really appreciate the new rules where DXCC entities outside Switzerland also can contact each other, the 10 points for QSO with HB is of course a strong incentive to really to focus to catch mostly HB, but the cross country possibility generates more traffic and flow throughout the 24 hours testperiod. With 472 QSO's in the log in CW & SSB are to my opinion in middle of a solar storm with very little to none DX here from Scandinavia I am quite happy with the achievement.
I hope to catch also in 2021 a nice award like the one below in 2020....
Posted by Matthias, LA0FA on lørdag 24. april 2021
I want to thank the excellent Russian team (Vasily-R7AL, Leo-UI8J, Vlad-R9LR and Mike-RU3UR) for yet two magnificient DX-Peditions. Your operating skills and operating style (specifically in CW) is amazing and I enjoy it very much to work you on as many slots as possible. I feel luck to have been able to fill in the TopBand slots, as well as the other lowbands, including 60m. The fact that you also activated QO-100 satellites from the two DXCC entities is a big bonus on top.
I hope to see you on many more DXPeditions - my support is guaranteed !
Having been active on QO-100 since November 2020, I have been able to work 72 DXCC entities, and today I joined the QO-100 DX Club, and filed for the the first step of a series of awards, starting with the Bronze Award.