IARU HF World Championships July 12-13

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SlGlNT

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This was my first year getting involved with ARRL Field Day so I learned a lot about the real reason for it and although contesting wasn't the main topic I have to admit is was exciting working stations is so many locations all over the world. For those who enjoy HF monitoring there is a contest coming up. The International Amateur Radio Union HF World Championships is July 12-13. Being a newbie I don't know much about it. Does anyone have any ideas on what to expect?
 

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The big DX contests are the best way to add to your country total when you don't have a "big gun" station. There are more stations on which generally gives you more opportunity for a contact. That is, if we can get a couple of sunspots going, propagation has been lousy lately!
 

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Yeah, I got on 40 SSB for about 90 minutes in the evening. Using 100w and a vertical antenna I worked from Europe to Brazil to Vancouver, BC. West coast stations were booming in. If I could have stayed awake all night I suspect S. Pacific and Australia/NZ would have been possible. Hot time on 40.

20 however, was dead. I listened on 15 for a while and heard exactly one signal. Where are the sunspots??!!

It's a fun contest because you can work everybody, not just DX.
 
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