2023-07-09 I participated in the IARU HF Contest 2023
This weekend was the IARU HF World Championship contest and I was planning to participate. This is one of my favourite contests. I made sure the software was all set up correctly before the weekend. This year the IARU-HF contest is also the World Radiosport Team Championship, this edition in Bologna, Italy. I see 58 stations active in the WRTC, I have 41 in my log. I participated on the 10, 20 and 40 meter bands, I had no access to 15 meter this time. In total I made 212 contacts, all in Morse. The results according to my contestlogger:Band 160 80 40 20 15 10 QSO 0 0 18 170 0 24 Mult 0 0 14 33 0 9 Pts: 654 Mul: 56 Score: 36624Only a few contacts were outside Europe, not a lot of DX this time. Local interference on 20 and 40 meters limited me to stronger stations. I called CQ on the 10 meter band for a while since I was able to hear returning signals in the noise, that only gave me one contact, but with a station at the World Radiosport Team Championship, so that was cool. The log submission website gives the calculated score as Raw Score: 566 Qpts x 56 Mults = 31,696 (212 QSOs) so just like last year I still have to look at the calculations.