IARU R1 VHF 2017 contest Final Results

Glad to have contributed at DR9A station in the MO section.
Our log was not clean enough to have hold a score over 500’000 points.

See comments below from the IARU guys:

Comment to the 2017 September contest results:
2017 September contest is a special one – after 33 years the “magic line” of 500k points was crossed again. The remarkable achievement of DR9A now places them to September contest “hall of fame”:

– OK1KHI/p (MO) won with 591193 points in 1981 which still remains the highest ever claimed score in the 61 years history of this contest

– OE5XXL (MO) was second with 553769 points same year

– F6HMQ/p (SO) scored 554770 points in 1984 – highest ever SO score of all times

– F6CJG/p won MO section with 547542 points in 1984

– DR9A (MO) claimed 511079 points in 2017

We all look forward to year 2018 where other teams will try to beat DR9A and hopefully more will score above 500k points 🙂

This article (http://lea.hamradio.si/…/imag…/IARU_VHF_Contest_Analysis.pdf) may offer deeper insight into difficulties of reaching 500k points in September VHF contest.


EX/HB9DUR log update

Following log upload were made as of today:

  • Clublog
  • Eqsl
  • Lotw

I do apologize for my low sensitivity. This is the qrm level I am experiencing here in Bishkek city. 

    Wishing to work many more stations and ranking the opportunity to wish to all off you an happy and healty 2o18.

    73, EX/HB9DUR Andrea

    next stop: Monteverde

    I have been rather quiet with the updates on this blog.

    This is now to confirm my trip to Cape Verde to the D4C station tomorrow morning, with multiple purposes:

    • Taking care of the VHF section of D4C/B installation with the help of EA8FF Marc. I will carry a 5/8 vertical antenna so that evevtually the 50.436 MHz beacon will TX in omnidirectional
    • oing some WARC QSO prior to the contest
    • Hoping for good 2m conditions and running some nice Tropo QSOs
    • Running the ARRL 10m contest: see article here: http://d4c.cc/?p=13108


    p class=”text_exposed_show”>We’re looking forward to contacting your station, even with a simple vertical antenna!

    73, Andrea HB9DUR


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