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WAG Contest 2014

October 20th, 2014 No comments

After I skipped last year’s Worked All Germany (WAG) Contest this year became even better. The Chaoswelle Contest Crew has been offered a new location: DF0MU near Schöppingen in north-west North Rhine-Westphalia.

It’s a former military station from the WWII-era which was later used by the University of Münster. Several years ago some ham radio operators took over the station and refurbished several antennas. Today it is a great spot with a lot of antennas. Many activities are on UHF and VHF bands (or even higher), but they also set up several HF antennas. These are the antennas we use during WAG Contest.

DF0MU Panorama

We had really great weather with up to 22ºC during day (and that in late October!). During night it is so dark that we could see the Milky Way and thousands of stars.

My “shift” was during early morning. From around 5 to 9 A.M. It’s a time where there are not so many QSOs, so I mostly called “CQ Contest DA0CCC” just to reserve the Frequency.

I hope that we can use this location for the next WAG Contest.

IARU HF World Championship 14

July 13th, 2014 No comments

DF0AT

Another time outdoors in Büren at DF0AT taking part in the IARU HF World Championship 14. This time I did not worked as an operator but standing in the background and talked a lot with the other YLs and OMs. All in all we had around 500 QSOs with DK0CCC. Not bad, but I’m looking forward to the WAG Contest in October.

Chaoswelle Fieldday 2013

August 22nd, 2013 No comments

It’s been four years since the last Fieldday at the good known old location near Celle. We planned the Fieldday for August 14–19 2013 at end of March, so that interested operators can plan with a lot of time ahead.

Fieldday in Celle

Fieldday in Celle

Furthermore we added some “extra days”. Arrival started on Wednesday and departure on Monday. I for myself arrived on early Thursday morning and left on Sunday afternoon. These were a four day mini vacation.

We set up two tents, one for the ham equipment and the other one as kitchen. Between the two tents we had some seats and tables protected against sun and rain by a tarp. And we had a lot of space for antennas. In the end there were five antennas set up, one even high up in the trees thrown up with a fishing rod.

My goal was to test my new IC-7000 on shortwave bands. I never had the chance, as I don’t own an antenna yet. I played around with the filters and all the other electronic gadgets in this device which are not available for 70cm or 2m.

I really liked the weekend with more than 30 attendees and people I didn’t meet in a long time. It’s not confirmed if we will organize another summer Fieldday next year, as there might be the event ICMP which is traditionally also an event where a lot of ham radio folks from Chaoswelle will show up.