2022-07-10 I participated in the IARU HF contest
This weekend was the IARU HF World Championship contest and I participated after fully planning this in advance. I made sure my contest logger was set up and communicating with the remote radio and its morse keyer in advance. I participated on the 10, 15 and 20 meter bands. The original plan was to also include 40 and maybe 80 but there was enough to contact on 10 and 15 on Saturday evening, so I only got around to the 20 meter band on sunday. In total 182 contacts: 20 in SSB (speech) and 162 in CW (morse).Band 160 80 40 20 15 10 QSO's 0 0 0 58 83 41 Mult 0 0 0 24 33 16 Pts: 586 Mul: 73 Score: 42778I managed to make a few contacts outside Europe, not a lot of real DX. Calculation when entering the log: Raw Score: 453 Qpts x 73 Mults = 33,069 (181 QSOs) so there is a difference in opinion between TLF and the ARRL contest website. The difference in number of contacts is due to one duplicate. The difference in Qpts (QSO points) is due to a difference in the scoring rules. As the ARRL contest website is up to date with the current rules I think they are right and I need to have a look at the TLF ruleset. Hearing and understanding the morse went ok, I don't think I have a high number of errors.
ResultsI see results on the ARRL contest site: 176 valid contacts, 72 multipliers, score 30960. Ranking for Single Operator Unlimited, Mixed Mode, Low Power: #2 the Netherlands, #8 Zone 27, #99 world. Looking at the detailed log check report I see a few CW number errors. I know I make these errors, time for more practicing.