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CQ WW SSB 2003 - Madeira Team
For this Year the Madeira Team Crew prepared the participation in the CQ WW SSB in a Multi-Multi effort for the second year. After the score obtained last year with the third place World, all the members were very satisfied with the results obtained. For this year we change some of the setup.
The crew was based on the local amateurs as usual however with some aditions:
Crew: CT3BD, CT3DL, CT3DZ, CT3EE, CT3EN, CT3IA, CT3IQ, CT3HK, CT3KU, CT3KY, CT3MD, CT1BOP and OZ5AAH
As invited operators we had this year CT3MD, CT1BOP and OZ5AAH. CT3DZ as join the Team for this and for the contests coming up next year.
For the Stations we made some changes:
Station 1 - 160m and 15m - FT1000D and a TS870. Amplifier - Hamp Supply - Antennas: for 160m Two dipols and a Beverage for receiving. For the 15m we used a Monobander 5 Elements from Hygain and a 6 Element tribander from JP Antennas (supplied from Finland).
Station 2 - 80m - IC756ProII - Amplifier Ameritron AL 1500 - Antennas: One Dipol turned to Europe, One Slooper for USA and a Delta Loop pointed to North.
Station 3 - 40m - IC756ProII - Amplifier Ameritron AL 1500 - Antennas - One Dipol in Slooper for USA and a 2 Element Monobander from Cushcraft.
Station 4 - 20m - FT1000MP - Amplifier - SB220 - Antennas - Monobander 6 Elements and a 3 Element Tribander from Asahi.
Station 5 - 10m - Ft1000MP - Amplifier Ten-Tec Centurion 422B - 5 Element Monobander from Hygain and a 4 Element Monobander.
The Logging program is again the Writelog, and we manage to get working a local network between all the stations and a central server, thanks to CT3IA.
As final claimed score and provisory summary sheet here follows:
There will be slight changes to this summary sheet, because in the beggining of the contest we had some problems in the hour of the computers, and we have to correct some details in the final log.
We thank all the stations that made a qso with us, also all the others that called and we did not ear them, and a special thanks to all the stations which have putted a spot in the DX Cluster.
Again we have to thank some Departments and Companies that helped us in our effort so:
Special Thanks to : Dr. Manuel António - Secretary of the Enviroment
Eng. Rocha da Silva - Forest Department Director
All the Forest Guards, located in Machico Area
Hammad - Computer Shop
Proteia - Flower Shop
JP - Selling houses and Apartments
CQ WW SSB 2002 - Madeira Team
The Team was composed by:
CT3BD, CT3DL, CT3EE, CT3EN, CT3HK, CT3IA, CT3IQ, CT3KU, CT3KY, CT3LG
CT1BOP, CT1DIZ and CU2CE
Claimed Score: Cat. Multi/Multi
180 11 54
Stations and Equipments:
Station n.1 : 10/160m
2 - TS 870 S - 1 AL-1500 Amplifier
Antennas: for 10m: 1 Monobander 4 Elements rotatable, 1 Monobander 3 Elements Fixed to Europe in a 22m Tower
for 160m: 1 half wave Dipol
Titanex 2000 (40m hight) Vertical
10/160m Station Titanex for 160m
Station n. 2 - 15m
1 - FT1000MP 1 AL1500 - Amplifier
Antennas: Monobander 5 Element rotatable, 1 - 3 Element Tribander Fixed to Europe in a 15m Twr.
Station n 3 - 20m
1 FT1000MP - 1 Hamp Supply Linear amplifier
Antennas: 1 Monobander 5 Elements rotatable, 1 - 3 element Tribander Fixed to Europe
in a 18m Tower
Station n. 4 - 40m
1 FT1000D - 1 AL-1500 Linear Amplifier
Antennas: 2 Dipols, 1 two element Beam from Cushcraft
Station n. 5 - 80m
1 TS 850S - 1 Heathkitt 922 Linear amplifier
Antennas: 1 Delta Loop, 2 Dipols ( on the 2nd. day we used also the Titanex Vertical as half wave vertical
Here are some Photos of our Settlement in Santo Da Serra - Madeira Island, Thanks to:
- Forest Department , Dr. Manuel António (Secreteary General for the Department and Engº Rocha da Silva - Director of The Forest Dep.
Some views from the CT9M/CQ9K QTH
Views for the 160m Vertical Antena and during the the wind storm
160m Vertical - Titanex 2000 20m Beams Testing thee 10m Station
15m/40m Beams 10m Beams 160m Vertical
Just before the Contest Starts