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More awards to encourage new(ish) hams?

Discussion in 'QRZ Operating Awards' started by 2E0HVK, Nov 17, 2020.

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  1. KP4SX

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    No you can't.
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  2. KC9VFO

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    With good effort it may be possible. good band opening like in 1983 ?
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    No. Not possible.

  4. KC9VFO

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    How about 5 stations on 5 bands automated with spectacular band openings ?.
  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Please stop trolling. Drop it.


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  6. KC9VFO

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    its dropped.
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  7. VE3CGA

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    Whats a novice station anyway? I worked the world with a HR10B, Viking Ranger and a 40M dipole. Your IC705 is a quantum leap from those
    Nothing but wire antennas here 80-10M, dipole for 6M.
    yagis for the sats (VUCC last spring).
    IC9100- only 100W here, sometimes play with qrp 2 - 10W just for fun
    Using my other callsign, just finished DXCC on FT8 (took 4months)
    All the awards on my qrz page were started since I bought the 9100 and were done when the bands were (so called) very poor
    Now since this cycle has started 17 & 15 have become very occupied
    If you are trying to get some awards, you are going to have to listen and search out areas where there is propagation
    I found 30M an interesting band that had great openings in the morning and worked many VK's, ZL', and JA's plus Europe. I use a 80M inverted vee on there.
    Also found 80 & 40 good in the mornings and around suppertime, suppose I was using grey line for most of it.
    Not living on the radio either, most operating is early morning usually a couple hours around 6am and around "feeding time" for another couple hours
    Just put up a dipole for 17M, works better than using the rigs tuner on a 20M dipole. Will be adding a 15M to it now that they are opening more.

    It can be done, use all the tools you can, grey line, on line tools like dxsummit, contests bring out a pile of folks (they usually are testing their setup a day or so prior to), generally I got 3-10 new countries each contest, cw is the fastest contact mode I've ever used, try an antenna cut for a band that will give you the best yield for whatever award DX or local, you're seeking

    good luck, it is possible to do. Patience, persistance, develop a good technique, remeber to have fun, it'll happen
  8. MM0LQF

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    > e don't all have towers and beams and amplifiers, all I have is a very small garden and it's a rented house so can't put anything on the roof or walls. With my small EFHW I doubt I'm ever going to get all European DXCC's, let alone any other Masters awards so what's the point in trying?

    You would be surprised. I'm rocking 10w with a dipole hanging between curtain rails in my rented flat up here in Scotland, and I picked up various awards including Grid Squared then Master of Europe, in less than a year (maybe 6 months?), using FT-8 - take a look at my page. With your situation and a Foundation licence, you should be able to do the same.

    The tip for 6m/10m is Es season in the summer. I got 99 EU grids and loads of countries knocked off, in the space of a few summer months, on those bands.
  9. KK9W

    KK9W Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you seek tons of easy awards, Parks On The Air.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2020
  10. KC3PBI

    KC3PBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I set my own goals. I just want to hit all the grid squares where I've personally visited and spent some time before the bug clipped my wings.

    I bet it will take me a while.

    PM47 and KG43 will need some work.
    LN03 might be the trickiest.

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