BCC MS-Contest 2008 – Ergebnisse
Hier sind die Ergebnisse des MS-Contests 2008. Wir konnten einen neuen Teilnehmerrekord bei den aktiven Stationen bzw. DXCC-Gebieten verzeichnen. Leider spiegelt sich das nicht in den eingereichten Logs wieder.
2008 was another year with great operation and a growing number of Meteor Scatter enthusiasts allover in Europe. We could not find a real maximum in our „TOP 7“ statistic, the first night started with a great number of good MS-contacts, nearly the same at the following 2 nights… Now we are anxious to see the 2009 propagations!
|20||F4CWN||30||90||28||2.520||JN03PV||200W, 17 ele|
|35||RW6AG||16||48||14||672||KN95NA||1KW, 4x 13ele|
|1||RZ1AWT||312||872||166||144.752||KO48VR||1KW, 4x14ele, 10ele, 14ele|
|7||LZ9X||19||57||19||1.083||KN22TK||1K7, 4x 5WLYagi|
DK5EW, S51WX, YU3LT, YT3I
Another December – another fun BCC contest. We are happy to participate one more time. Before arriving in JP51 which is a much sought after square according to Most Wanted VUSHF DX www.rudius.net/mwd/144m.php also JO69 is. So we decided to do 18 hours stop en route to JP51 to work some of the stations looking for that square and make some points for the Most Wanted Contest www.rudius.net/mwd/contest.php In JO69 we also used VUSHF DX-peditions Shouts www.rudius.net/dxp/shouts with great success as it help the overall throughput so as many stations as possible could benefit from our stopover.
Skiing conditions offered loads of snow but it was rather foggy this year. But skiing is like BCC – always fun 🙂
We managed to work about 190 QSOs including some dupes and we are sure that many got a new square. So despite the difficult take off which is always the case in Norway during winter the trip was a great success.
So, if you are looking for DX then VUSHF DX is your place! www.rudius.net/dxp
You can see more from the trip at on our homepages
Big fun again this contest! Propagation and activity were a lot better than during Perseids. The BCC procedure (IARU-R1 procedure officially) is now almost standard so your initiative payed off. The „do not communicate about a QSO“ rule is hard to maintain as non-participant like to spot the QSOs they made. I think it is specially important to be very strickt about the „do not talk DURING a QSO“ rule. Sometimes people are talked through a QSO. This is not bad to teach somebody how MS works, but for a contester and serious DXer this can hardly be regarded as making a QSO without online help! Hope you can work with the included log text below. If you need it I can send you any other layout. Thanks again for a great contest! See you again next year for sure!
Herewith my log for the 2008 BCC MS contest.
Thanks for organizing again. It was a lot of fun! Although I could not participate for the total time, I could improve my score compared to last year. Also worked some nice new squares thanks to all these guys that spend a lot of their time somewhere at „the end of the world“.
Best regards, and best wishes for the new year!
Hello MS Friends,
This year we used my call sign YU7KB operating from our old location KN05FG. We improved our antenna system this time, using 2×10 el BVO + 10 el BVO + 11 el Yagi.
I expected higher activity than last year especially during the weekend but it just didn’t happen. During the whole contest we had very strong wind that made lot of problems to portable antenna systems and caused power outages resulting in several malfunctions in our equipments. We want to thank to everybody with whom we had a QSO as well as to others who were trying to do so. We published some photos at http://www.yt7c.org.yu/Galerija/bcc08yu7kb/index.htm
Lots of Fun…nice as everytime on MS…no brute force and ignorance…
Very Hard for a central European Station as all world wants DX only , except other BCC participants.
No tech Problems this Year…only the Heating on the last 2 nights was a mess…
Because it is practically impossible to enforce the „no sked“ rule, and because it is disputable what actually constitutes the „sked“ („pse continue“, „CQ dir North“ „waiting for RRR“ – is part of sked or not? Even a simple „:)“ smile can give a clue – yeah man, I hear you, keep calling you are next), and to simplify things, we propose the following change to the rules:
All QSO, sked or random, count 1 point. The only restriction – sent/received report can not be announced on internet. Use of DX-Cluster, ON4KST-chat and other communication channels are allowed and encouraged. Use of CQ-QSY system is recommended and will be widely used anyway by most stations, as this is much more effective method, than working in the .370 mess.
73 to all and thanks for QSO!
Thanks to all friends for the big fun.
See you again in BCC MS 2009
Thanks all BCC and no BCC participants for QSO’s!
This was my second BCC contest. It was very nice and I get a good experience. During the contest I used my „receive“ 9 el. YAGI antena in that I didn’t have enough time for set up my main antenas – its were laid on the ground. The antena works very well at the main peak of shower – 13-DEC-2008. The larger antenna should be useful for other contest days but anyway I made few nice QSO – Z35Z, EI4DQ, F1NSR, F6KBF, F5VHX,…..
Thanks to all for the nice QSOs! I hope to work in every BCC Contest, year by year, excellent contest!
Greetings from Romania to all friends.
QRV from new QTH near Munich with small 6 ele Yagi on the balcony. Not much time available but I remember more acitvity from previous years. Not many stations were calling CQ on 370. Luckily I had a few stations coming back to my CQ on Saturday.
Hope to see you next year – 73 Maik
…ALL qso’s were achieved after 1 CQ385 and then stay on this frequency and pileup followed. I suppose that makes all qso’s worth 3 points??? (ok they might have spot me a few times in the dxcluster HI i cannot help, i had no packet, no internet, no help)
I took a few great pictures of the harsh circomstances during contest. Heavy winds, snow, lots static hail, blown over antennas and beautifull country. If you want i can send a few.
HRD many signals. For instance the following stns were listened at my qth and qso attempted but unsuccessfull or not complete:
YO5TP, LZ2PI, SP8UFT, OK1DIX, PA7RP, PA3ECU, PA3DRL, OE3FVU, YT1VP, UY0UP and more others.
Think this year interest in BCC contest was recovered, owing many partecipants from East Europe from somewhat rare or difficult to work squares. Anyway our „old-timers“ like more to pont their antennas to east, so in Southern Europe signals from OK/HA/DL/OE are short and rare, and we should need very high power to try backscatter with them, otherwise no qso is possible. Of course many „little pistols“ running only 25 to 50 W and made a lot of contacts from YO-LZ-SP-UA….
Condx were good to very good, expecially on short and sidescatter paths behind the peak time (2300Z 13th Dec) and until 0300Z of 14 dec. Abruptly condx went down in the morning of 14th until contest finished, with some good burst but very rare, unuseful for the contact! In the past I remember that Geminids were less randomly active, and condx were sustained usually at least to 15 or 16th of December. Anyway 33 QSO is a very good performance from JN70, taking also in count my equipment limits and, expecially, constant noise (QRN) that I suffer from 350° to 15°, where most reflections from Northern Europe takes places… Consequently my activity was mainly directed to East and North-east.
Hope in next year we can activate JN60 or JM79 sqr, so hope in stronger interest and activity toward South.
I mooved to Sardinia first days of march and after two weeks already I was qrv on HF; just with some dipoles to be active in contest, for not-competitive activity, BUT I realized how much difference there is between IT9 and IS0! Althoug with 80w and bad antennas, the interest for „IS0“ country it is always very high, expecially on CW and in RTTY, so it is very funny to pop-up, saturday afternoon or sunday, in contest for some very exciting pile-up!!!!! BUT I was craving for „Meteor Scatter“, so why not to begin for Geminids shower?
The „summer home“ it is perfect in JM48, so in few days I arranged a very little set-up to be finally QRV! Must drive for about 50km to be qrv, after QRL and 50km to back in Cagliari in the nigth, but :-))) My intensions was to be „fully“ active in BCC, but when I realized the BIG interest for JM48 (in the chat, via e-mail and with some telephone call too), after some BCC qso I preferred to stop the contest to be free to „help“ as many JM48 request as possible. Some peoples got their new Dxcc and many other new square. As usual, a lot of call and fun on my side.
MY apologies goes to all friend I was not able to have a qso with, but in some periods (many periods) I letterally had an huge pile-up, with many friends on the screen at same time! Sorry for that, but I will be qrv in JM48 for the principal shower, so I hope to give a chance to all! Marry Xtmas and happy new 2009! See you for Quadrantids!
I WAS REALLY SORRY THAT I COULD NOT FINISH THE CONTEST . ALSO I DID NOT MANAGE TO SEND MY LOG UP TO THE DEAD LINE. ALL THAT IS ONLY BECAUSE I HAD TO ENTER THE HOSPITAL. I RETURNED BACK AT HOME ON JANUARY 11TH.
THANK’S TO ALL FOR THE NICE TIME I HAD IN THE BCC- MS CONTEST. SEE YOU IN 2009.
…We had a nice BBQ and lots of home made grape brandy and white and red wine made by LZ1DP and LZ1KQ.
73 Marry Xmas and Happy New Year to all VHF friends.
…It has been fun working with qrp in the contest.
I am busy updating the equipment and will be qrv in upcoming events.
I had again a lot of fun in this contest! Itried to be QRV as long as possible, but sometimes I also had to sleep hi! This year I called „CQ 367“ most of the time with a fixed antenna direction. I noticed, that either the conDX were worse than last year or the OP´s try to save time,when they cut out the final RRR´s while my QSO´s. At the end I missed a lot of points in my result! Thank you for all the work, that you have with the contest! I will meet you next year again while the BCC MS Contest!