Yet another fun experience in contesting. I’ve taken part to the multi operator station IQ5FI last weekend for the CQ WW SSB international contest.
I’ve been active since 00:00 till 03.30 Gmt of Saturday 28th along to I5UKS Paolo, and then again another night spent with IZ5GUL from 20.00 to 04.00 GMT of Sunday 29th.
I have operated during the nights, mostly on 40 and 80 meters even if propagation has not been so good, we have worked aprox. 140 QSOs.
Other hams taking part to this station were I5UKS, I5RFD, I5CRL, IW5EIJ , IZ5HMK,IZ5GUL, IZ5HQB ,IZ5BRW ,IK5GQK, our claimed score is 299.153, we know is not much, but restricted antenna conditions did not help us a lot, location of our club station is in the historic center of Florence, (aprox one mile from the dome), so we did not expect to be big-guns competitors at all; we had fun in any case, and we did a bit of activity for our club call-sign IQ5FI.
Along to the picture you can see above, (joked a bit with photoshop) I’ve also taken a couple of minutes of random movies.
You can have look at it on YouTube (joked a bit with Premiere)
Let’s have fun with ham radio.