I think the last time I spent any time in this 24 hour contest was as W1XX/OH0 and it was known as the “Radiosport” championship. I didn’t know what I’ve been missing. This is a neat contest coinciding with the every 4-year WRTC emanating in 2018 from DL-land. You can choose CW, SSB or both. I chose both or mixed. Operating off and on around family activity. I never ran out of QSOs. Working the IARU member society HQ stations is kinda neat as they exchange the society abbreviation — like ARRL — in the exchange. Otherwise IARU zone number is exchanged ours being “8.”
I made 502 QSOs with a near even split between CW and SSB with a zones multiplier of 52 and HQ mults of 74 and a total score of 170, 604 points. Not at the head of the class but shows up respectably on 3830Scores. Gave me a chance to test out my refurbished 40meter Yagi and it honked. Pileups to my CQ on 20 and 40 SSB were hip deep which is really fun.
I didn’t realize who the WRTC participants were until I started working a slew of Y8#x calls with the 1-letter suffix. Yep, that was them. Fun to work picturing these folks in a tent somewhere in Germany on a Hex-beam. Yes, a hex-beam and they had great signals with 100 watts.
I see scores were posted by K1SX and KS1J…so I suspect that other club members gave this at least a bit of a try. If so, post your scores and experiences here.