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Contesting

COTA - SOTA etc.




DL 7 BC
DOK: A 5

Hartwig Kauschat
Thuerachstrasse 26a
79189 Bad Krozingen
Germany




WWLOC JN37UW














Contesting


From the early days of my ham activity I liked very much participating in contests. Actually, I was joining the DLFC contest team as second operator before being licensed.

The first years saw me mostly on 2m from locations around my home QTH near Frankfurt in the central part of Germany. Later, I went to various places more fare away, such as Luxemburg, the Champ-du-Feu mountain in the French Vosges mountains just for the contests, or for combined business trips with participations from various locations in Italy.

In 2m contests I usually was operating with an IC245 barefoot with 10W or with small power amplifiers of max. 80W. I tested various antenna systems, from 1x9 ele over 2x7 ele to maximum 2x13 ele. Resulsts were not so bad, but being low power with no separate category I did not end up under the Top Ten. Since many years I don't participate in 2m contests anymore, with my IC746 however I could run 100W into 2x7 ele - let's see when I will re-start my 2m activities.

Besides some "just-for-fun" participations in the big contests whenever time was available, I started in the early 2000s to operate from outside Germany with a little bit more success. Being first in my category in the country from where I worked, was usually not really a challenge, as in those categories there were no OM seriously participanting. However, I managed in some of the contests to be under the worldwide Top Ten of my participation category - but always still far (far) away from the points of the 1st place station......

Anyway, I still enjoy it, and if the final result is better than the last time, I'm happy. Even though I'm asking myself after each and ever 36-40 hour contest "why the hell am I doing this?"  ;-))

Here are some of the results out of the past years. CQ WPX - CQWW - Others

DL7BC
CQ WW Phone
2018 - 1.004.456 points submitted
Rig: TS590SG + HVLA1K3+ (750W)+ OB11-5 + OB1-4030 + Windom
Category High Power Single Operator (Non-Assisted) All-Band Classic (max. 24h)
3rd place Germany - 19th place Europe - 56th place World (raw score)
  
TO2BC
CQ WPX Phone
2018 - 3.845.798 points
Rig: TS590SG + HVLA1K3+ (500W) + 4-Band Spiderbeam (10-40m) + Dipol (80m)
Category High Power Single Operator (Assisted) All Band
1st place French Guiana ;-) - 3rd place Southamerica - 28th place World
  
DL7BC
CQ WW Phone
2017 - 1.177.908 points
Rig: TS870 + TL922 (750W) + OB11-5 + OB1-4030 + Windom
Klasse High Power Single Operator (Non-Assisted) All-Band Classic (max. 24h)
2nd place Germany - 5th place Europe - 18th place World
  
DL7BC
WAE DX Contest Phone
2017 - 105.975 points
Rig: TS870 + TL922 (750W) + OB11-5 + OB1-4030 + Windom
Category High Power Single Operator (Assisted) All-Band
6th place Germany - 13th place Europe
  
DL7BC
WAE DX Contest Phone
2016 - 586.065 points
Rig: TS870 + TL922 (750W) + OB11-5 + OB1-4030 + Windom
Category High Power Single Operator (Assisted) All-Band
5th place Germany - 25. place Europe
  
5B/DL7BC
WAE DX Contest Phone
2015 - 693.463 points
Rig: IC746 (100W) + 2ele on 10m, Dipole 15m, GPAs for 20/40/80m
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All-Band
2nd place Cyprus - 5th place Asia - 11th place World
  
DL7BC
CQ WPX Phone
2015 - 1.011.960 points
Rig: IC746 (100W) + 2ele-SteppIR (10/15/20m) + Windom (40/80m)
Category High Power Single Operator (Assisted) Single Band 10m
4th place Germany - 11th place Europe - 19th place World
  
TC2BC (licence holder TA1HZ, Operator DL7BC)
CQ WW Phone
2014 - 2.645.764 points
Rig: IC746 (100W) + 2ele-SteppIR (10/15/20m) + Windom (40/80m)
Catecory Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All-Band
1st place Turkey - 1st place Asia, 7th place World
  
TO7BC (FH Mayotte island)
CQ WPX phone
2014 - 1.166.562 points
Rig: Icom 746 (100W) + Spiderbeam (10/15/20m) + Dipole (40m)
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Mayotte - 2nd place Africa - 58th place World
27th place World overlay tribander/single element wire
  
TC2BC (licence holder TA1HZ, Operator DL7BC)
CQ WW Phone
2013 - 34.385 points
Rig: IC735 (100W) + Windom
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) Single Band 15m
1st place Turkey - 17th place Asia - 70th place World
(197 QSOs in a break during my team operation at TC9A)
  
TO7BC (FH Mayotte island)
CQ WPX phone
2013 - 2.288.776 points
Rig: Icom 746 (100W) + Spiderbeam (10/15/20m) + Triple-Leg (40m)
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Mayotte - 1st place Africa - 12th place World
6th place World overlay tribander/single element wire
  
DL7BC (after many years this time from "home" again)
CQ WW Phone
2012 - 1.226.907 points
Rig: Kenwood TS 870 (100W) + 8-ele Titanex LogPeriodic (10/15/20m) + Windom 40/80/160m)
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
2nd place Germany - 10th place Europe - 38th place World
  
TO7BC (FH Mayotte island)
CQ WPX phone
2012 - 3.172.628 points - first time ever winning a trophy ;-)
Rig: Yaesu FT920 (100W) + Spiderbeam (10/15/20m) + Triple-Leg (40m)
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Mayotte - 1st place Africa - 18th place World
3rd place World overlay tribander/single element wire
  
TA2/DL7BC
CQ WW phone 2011 - 2.228.940 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + 2-ele SteppIR (10/15/20m) + G5RV (40/80/160m)
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Turkey - 2nd place Asia - 16th place World
  
CN2BC
CQ WPX phone
2011 - 2.639.091 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + 5-ele-3-bander + sloper
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Morocco - 2nd place Africa - 19th place World
6th place World overlay tribander/single element wire
 
TA2/DL7BC
CQ WW phone 2010 - 1.964.088 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + Spiderbeam (10/15/20m) + G5RV (40/80m)
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Turkey - 3rd place Asia - 8th place World
  
CN2BC
CQ WPX phone
2010 - 4.416.000 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + 5-ele-3-bander + sloper
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Morocco - 1st place Africa - 5th place World
1st place World overlay tribander/single element wire
 
TA2/DL7BC
CQ WW phone 2009 - 1.198.528 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + G5RV
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Turkey - 2nd place Asia - 12th place World
  
CN2BC
CQ WPX phone 2009 - 4.208.064 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + 5-ele-3-bander + sloper
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Morocco - 1st place Africa - 2nd place World
1st place World overlay tribander/single element wire
  
DL7BC
CQ WW 160 Meter phone
2009 - 121.016 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + G5RV
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
2nd place Germany - 19th place Europe
  
TA2/DL7BC
CQ WW phone 2008 - 684.216 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + G5RV
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Turkey - 5th place Asia
  
CN2BC
CQ WPX phone 2008 - 4.698.140 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + 5-ele-3-bander + sloper
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Morocco - 1st place Africa - 6th place World
1st place World overlay tribander/single element wire
  
TA1/DL7BC
CQ WPX phone 2007 - 752.719 points
Rig: Icom 746 (100W) + G5RV
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place European Turkey
  
CN2BC
CQ WW phone 2007 - 2.196.784 points
Rig: Icom 7000 (100W) + 5-ele-3-bander + sloper
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Morocco - 1st place Africa - 9th place World
  
V31HK
CQ WW phone 2006 - 263.206 points
Rig: Kenwood TS50 (100W) + Spiderbeam
Category Low Power Single Op.(Non Assisted) Single Band 20m
1st place Belize - 4th place North America
  
CN2BC
CQ WPX phone 2005 - 3.414.810 points
Rig: Kenwood TS850S (100W) + 5-ele-3-bander + sloper
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Morocco - 1st place Africa - 6th place World
  
DL4ZBC
CQ WPX phone 2004 - 578.675 points
Rig: Icom 726 (100W) + 8-ele-LogPeriodic + G5RV
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
3rd place Germany
  
TA1/DL4ZBC
CQ WW phone 2002 - 334.951 points
Rig: Icom 726 (100W) + Windom
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
2nd place European Turkey
  
HB/DL4ZBC/p
CQ WW phone 1990 - 52.992 points
Rig: Icom 726 (100W) + Windom
Category Low Power Single Operator (Non Assisted) All Band
1st place Liechtenstein