2016-09-26 I participated in the CQWW RTTY contest 2016
This weekend was the CQWW RTTY contest 2016. I participated when possible between the normal weekend things like garden work and a family visit. This is a very international and longstanding contest which runs 48 hours. I worked a few new countries including China, Montenegro and Aland Islands and less new Ceuta and Melilla, Madeira island (which I never worked since changing callsigns). In total I made 128 contacts which is a nice score. Comparing this to the 54 contacts I made in the CQWW 2015 RTTY contest makes this a nice improvement. This year I used the endfed antenna outside, I had access to more of the 40 meter band and I started preparing for the contest on Friday evening. After working through the logs the number of contacts did not change. Results uploaded via the cqww contest log website and to the Veron Afdelings Competitie. Update: Claimed score is 19832 points. Update 2017-09-25: The CQWW contests take long to calculate scores and I have to look them up in the CQ magazine or on the CQWW RTTY results website so I never get around to checking, but the 2017 CQWW RTTY triggered me to check. End result: 127 contacts accepted, 17 countries, 56 zones, 3 US+Canada contacts and 19912 points.