2016 CQ World Wide DX Contest

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Over last weekend (Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 2016) the SSB section of the CQ World Wide DX Contest was held.  The CQ WW is the largest amateur radio contest in the world.  About 35,000 participants take part in the SSB section in October, and the CW section in November.  The goal is to make as many contacts as possible with as many different DXCC entities and CQ zones as possible.

I snuck into the shack as often as I could and I made a total of 331 contacts which equated to a total of 814 points.  There are two types of multiplier in this contest.  The first being a multiplier of one for each different CQ zone contacted on each band.  And the second being a multiplier of one for each different country contacted on each band.  My total claimed score was 130,240 points.

I ran VK Contest Logger for this contest.

Most of my activity was on the Saturday afternoon-early evening, and then again on Sunday afternoon-early evening.

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My contacts were made on the 15m, 20m and 40m bands.

  • 15m – 88 contacts
  • 20m – 185 contacts
  • 40m – 58 contacts

Antennas used:

  • 40m
    • home brew 40m 1/2 wave dipole, inverted vee
  • 15/20m
    • TET Emtron TE53, 5 element yagi @ 16 metres

DXCC entities worked were as follows:

  1. Asiatic Russia
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium
  5. Bonaire
  6. Bosnia
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Canada
  9. Canary Islands
  10. Chatham Islands
  11. Chile
  12. China
  13. Colombia
  14. Corsica
  15. Curacao
  16. Cyrpus
  17. Czech Republic
  18. East Kiribati
  19. East Malaysia
  20. England
  21. European Russia
  22. Finland
  23. France
  24. Germany
  25. Greece
  26. Guam
  27. Hawaii
  28. Hungary
  29. India
  30. Indonesia
  31. Israel
  32. Italy
  33. Jamaica
  34. Japan
  35. Kazakhstan
  36. Kuwait
  37. Laos
  38. Latvia
  39. Lithuania
  40. Macedonia
  41. Mariana Islands
  42. Mexico
  43. Micronesia
  44. Mongolia
  45. Montenegro
  46. Morocco
  47. Netherlands
  48. New Caledonia
  49. New Zealand
  50. Palau
  51. Philippines
  52. Poland
  53. Puerto Rico
  54. Serbia
  55. Singapore
  56. Slovenia
  57. Spain
  58. Sweden
  59. Taiwan
  60. Thailand
  61. Tonga
  62. Ukraine
  63. USA
  64. Vietnam
  65. West Malaysia

2 thoughts on “2016 CQ World Wide DX Contest

    • Hi Chris,

      It is amazing how the bands come to life during contests. Even a facebook post can spring people into action, as has occurred on 10m in the last week.

      73 mate

      Paul VK5PAS

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