Discussion in 'QRZ Operating Awards' started by 2E0HVK, Nov 17, 2020.
No you can't.
With good effort it may be possible. good band opening like in 1983 ?
No. Not possible.
How about 5 stations on 5 bands automated with spectacular band openings ?.
Please stop trolling. Drop it.
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
> 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.
If you seek tons of easy awards, Parks On The Air.
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.