My best hour in CQ WW CW 2013? That’s 169 QSO. Running on 28040 with some second radio QSO on 14 MHz.
Here’s how I now: > LINK <
While 169 is not bad for an average station from an ubiquitous country like Belgium with no particular propagational advantage, it isn’t my best clock hour. I seem to remember that was 175 in a RAEM contest a few years ago.
Not quite: my best hour is 179 in CQ WW CW 2011. On 40 nonetheless, With a rotary dipole 🙂
NOTE: I almost never use cut numbers so I send ‘5NN 14’ and sign ‘TU OQ5M’ after all QSO, except when I just logged a smooth QSO and I have a full call or a good clue of a partial for a second caller. But never more than two contacts in a row without signing. No endless series of didit here.
I don’t often have these high rates, and a few hours of these in a row already is intense. Imagine what a few 250 hours must be. Zone 8 and 9 seem to be the place to be, as well as the closer by z33 to a lesser degree. I really should try that one day…