Two new countries in the log and I participated in the Russian worldwide PSK contest 2018 / 2018-02-18

2018-02-18 Two new countries in the log and I participated in the Russian worldwide PSK contest 2018 6 months ago
Two new countries in the PE4KH log: Oman and India. Oman was Friday afternoon when I was home early and decided to turn the dial over the 40 meter band to make some phone contacts and heard A41CK call. Who took my call on the second try!

India was late Friday evening. The call VU2NKS showed up in FT8 and it had a direct pile-up (lots of people answering). But with some persistance from my side and good operating skills from the other side the contact was made.

And this weekend was the Russian Worldwide PSK Contest so I participated Saturday afternoon / evening and a bit Sunday right before 12:00 UTC. I managed to start Saturday 12:00 UTC sharp calling CQ. Which worked at that time for getting contacts. I chose the 40 meter band category because I expected most radio time this weekend would be after sunset.

In the end I made 64 contacts. Not a very high score, but I had times were several contacts happened in short succession so I am improving in digimode contesting.
Band  QSOs Dupes Points Mults
160      0     0      0     0
80       0     0      0     0
40      64     0    388    28
20       0     0      0     0
15       0     0      0     0
10       0     0      0     0
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Total   64     0    388    28
Claimed score is 10864 points

Update: And I already have the digital confirmations (both eQSL and LoTW) of the two new countries.

Update 2018-03-22: results are in: Результаты RUS-WW-PSK 2018 : SO40 - WORLD 60 contacts confirmed, 334 points and 27 multipliers, 9828 points and rank #35 Europe.

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