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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.