I got it. 3Y0J Bouvet Island 2023, the DxPedition of the year, the second one in the most wanted list, is on my bag. I follow the international team since the departure from Falkland Islands, with sail boat MARAMA. They sailed through the south Atlantic Ocean for 12 days, before drop anchor in an island bay. Bouvet Island lie quite at same latitude of Cape Horn, The extreme south of the Land of Fires, Argentina. Who has pass Cape Horn, like me, knows even durin the austral summer, from 21 december to 21 march, the weather conditions in that latitudes coul be very bad indeed. Here is the boat course.
Less than three months to the ARI Dx Contest 2023. This year it will take place the first weekend of may the 6 and 7, 2023. The rules remaining the same as last year. We hope that issue to logs upload system, will not happen this year.
This is the link to full .pdf rules for non-Italians participants. The contest is managed by ARI Associazione Radioamatori Italiani and on behalf of A.R.I. HF Contest Committee by Filippo Vairo, IZ1LBG, A.R.I HF Contest Manager.
I see you the next post about ARI Dx Contest 2023.
73 de Fiorino/I3FDZ
During the month of january 2023, working 60 radioamateur stations celebrating the WARTC 2023 award Italy, I got it.
This year the WRTC, the olympic games of radio amateurs, will take place in Italy, in the Emilia Romagna region with capital city Bologna, during the IARU contest that will take place the second weekend of july, this year the 8th and 9th 2023. Word wide radio amateur stations are encouraged to participate to contact the special call stations engaged in the WRTC challenge.
I’ll be there too, but not among the competitors. 73 de Fiorino/I3FDZ
This year I participate on the CQ WW160 CW 2023 on the high power category, it has been quite easy. My entry was single operator high power assisted. I borrowed from the local radio club a final amplifier to help my TS850. The amplifier is a Drake L7 with the two tubes quite tired. With 80 Watt input i got less than 400 Watt output. I performed a good job but I regretted for failing to connect North America. In effect i never heard them on the band.
I used the contest logger QARTest of my friend Paolo/ik3qar that released me the contest summary and statistics that follows.
This year i performed the CQWW CW 2022 on the 15 metres band only. The ionospheric propagation promises good, as a matter in just 13 hours of operations i got 500 QSOs with all continents. I participated in the Single Operator Single Band Assisted category.
I used my analogic station with Kenwood TS850S, the Heatkit SB220 PA with maximun output 500W and the antenna two elements cubical quad for 20/15/10 metres bands 15 metres high. The Reverse Beacon connection got me both Cluster and Skimmer spots. and the CAT system enabled me to tune on the interesing spots frequency.
The contest log QARTest by Paolo ik3qar get me a quite and effortlessly job. At the end these are the results and statistics by the contest logger.
DARC Contest Hub – Referat Conteste issued the WAEDC CW 2022 final scores on its web site. I found my call sign on the seventh place, I lost two places from the declares score. I have been overtaken by DL6RAI and SP2R respect the declared scores.
The WAE CW 2022 raw score has been just published the european and non european lists on the DARC web site at this link. My entry is on fifth place on the european list for the category Single Operator low pover. I’m happy very much, my job given nice results.
Next an abstract of european list with my call IR3L.
The WAE, Worked All Europe, CW 2022 is gone, with my great satisfaction, i performed the best score in 40 years of participation. 649 QSO, 1.289 QTC, 444 Multipliers, scored 860.742 points during about 36 hours of operations on the category Single Operator low power.