2020-10-26 I participated in the CQWW DX SSB Contest this weekend 4 months ago
This weekend was the CQWW DX SSB contest, which is one of the bigger contests on the amateur radio calendar. I had planned to participate, I made sure to get my contest software TLF completely configured and tested before the contest. But I didn't get around much to it most of Saturday. I only started Saturday evening to make some contacts on 40 meters which wasn't very successful from my home station. Sunday afternoon things got a lot better when I tried the 20 meter and 10 meter amateur bands. Yes, 10 meter was open during the contest. This wasn't completely surprising as I made a number of 10 meter FT8 contacts earlier in the week. The claimed results:Band 160 80 40 20 15 10 QSO's 0 0 5 31 0 25 Cty 0 0 4 16 0 15 Zone 0 0 3 4 0 3 Pts: 61 Mul: 45 Score: 2745The raw scores in the "Assisted low all bands" category put me at rankings #862 (of 997) for world, #510 (out of 566) for Europe and #46 (out of 54). Not bad for the time I had available.