© Egbert Hertsen
EgbertHertsen

Contests

Most of my contesting operating is rather casual. However, once in a while - family and time permitting - my approach is a bit more serious. Needless to say, my modest setup can't compete with the mega contest stations running 2 kW into enormous antenna arrays. However, I can't complain as at several occasions I ended up with the highest belgian score in my participation category. Contesting is a valuable tool in boosting one's score towards several national and international award programs. For instance, if it wouldn't have been with the help of the swiss contest, I guess I would still be hunting for a few cantons to complete my Helvetia award application... and that's just one example.

Once in a while…

I have the stamina to operate for more than 30 hours during a major contest such as the CQWW CW or the CQ WPX CW. At almost 60, however, these occasions become less and less. Running low power (100W), the highest amount of contacts made during such a contest was about 1,500.
© Egbert hertsen
EgbertHertsen

Contests

Most of my contesting operating is rather casual. However, once in a while - family and time permitting - my approach is a bit more serious. Needless to say, my modest setup can't compete with the mega contest stations running 2 kW into enormous antenna arrays. However, I can't complain as at several occasions I ended up with the highest belgian score in my participation category. Contesting is a valuable tool in boosting one's score towards several national and international award programs. For instance, if it wouldn't have been with the help of the swiss contest, I guess I would still be hunting for a few cantons to complete my Helvetia award application... and that's just one example.

Once in a while…

I have the stamina to operate for more than 30 hours during a major contest such as the CQWW CW or the CQ WPX CW. At almost 60, however, these occasions become less and less. Running low power (100W), the highest amount of contacts made during such a contest was about 1,500.