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DJ0IP Contest Experience w. ALT-512

I worked  CQWW CW 2018

with a  ALT-512 prototype

and Aerial-51 Model

807-HD Antenna... 

 

I was on the air only for about 15 hours,  but I managed to work a lot of low band DX stations: 

  • 54 countries on 80m
  • 61 countries on 40m

 

RESULTS:

 

LOW BAND MULTIPLIERS:

 

80M Country Multipliers, Total: 54

4O    4U1V    5B      9A      9H     CN     CT      CT3     DL     E7   
EA     EA6      EA8    EI       ES     EU      F        G        GM    GU   
GW    HA       HB     HB0    I        IT9     K        LA       LY      LZ   
OE     OH      OH0    OK     OM     ON     OZ      PA       PJ2    S5   
SM     SP       SV     SV9    TK      UA     UA2    UA9     UR     VE   
YL     YO       YU      Z3
  

 

80M Zones:  10 

 2   5   9  14  15  16  17  18  20  33

 

 

40M Country Multipliers, Total: 60*

4O    4U1V   5B      9A     9H     CN    CT      CT3     DL     E7   
EA     EA6    EA8     EI      ES     EU     F       G        GM    GU   
GW    HA     HB      HB0    I       IT9     K       LA      LY      LZ   
OE    OH      OH0    OK     OM    ON    OZ      PA      PJ2    S5   
SM    SP      SV      SV9    TK      UA    UA2    UA9    UR    VE   
YL     YO      YU      Z3   

 

40M Zones:  13

3   4   5   8   9  14  15  16  17  20  21  25  33

 

*I also worked Asiatic Russia, but coppied the call sign wrong, so the multiplier was not counted.  :-(

 

 

I ran Search & Pounce (S&P) the entire contest. 

 

Due to the crowded bands, I ran most of the contest with the receiver's bandwidth set to just 30 Hz.  

 

There was no ringing, DSP artifacts or audio distortion of the CW signal at this narrow bandwidth.   AND THERE WAS NO QRM! 

 

The ALT-512 interfaced to my computer through a single USB cable.

Its built-in Sound Card elimnates the need for audio cables between           the radio and the computer.

 

After defining the Radio as a "Kenwood TS-2000"  in the Win-Test logging software, the radio was immediately recognized and all features functioned just fine:

  • Band Change via Keyboard
  • Frequency Tracking of VFO by the software
  • Clicking on Call Signs in the Bandscope moved the VFO to its frequency.
  • CW was generated through keyboard entry or function buttons

So basically it was Plug-n-Play.  "Piece of Cake!"

 

   Rick - DJ0IP   


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