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Title: Small Station Contesting


1
Small Station Contesting
  • Jari Jokiniemi
  • OH3BU
  • Contest Club Finland

2
Some Math
  • Assuming 5000 CQWW participants
  • Theres only one winner in SOABHP
  • Supposing each winner wins only once
  • One has some 50 active contesting years
  • gt Only 1 of winners in the game
  • Should you draw some conclusions?

3
Big Fish In An Ocean
  • Winning CQWW SOABHP
  • OH2BH, OH2MM, OH7JT
  • Some big fishes are in fact groups OH2U

4
Mid-Size Fish In An Ocean
  • The wannabees
  • Not yet big but not any more small
  • Fighting hard to eat the other fishes
  • Being eaten by the big fish if too close
  • OH1WZ
  • OH6LI
  • And many, many others. Please, dont be offended
    if I did not mention you here.

5
Small Fish In An Ocean
  • The great masses
  • Food for the big fish
  • Probably having quite happy lives without much
    ups or downs. What can a small fish expect? A
    palace and seven maids or conquering the world or
    what?

6
A Warning
  • Dont be fooled by the big fishes!
  • They want to eat you
  • They want you to play by their rules
  • So that they win
  • And youre going to lose
  • But they cant live without the small fishes
    who else would be at the other end of the pile up

7
Your LimitationsOr Why You Wont Be A Big Fish
In An Ocean
  • Money
  • Time
  • Family duties
  • Power
  • Pileup management skills
  • Physical endurance
  • Other hobbies
  • Etc.

8
So What Are Your Conclusions?
  • You still want be the best of them all?
  • You give up?
  • You just make the others happy?
  • You break the rules?
  • You invent your own contest?

9
What AboutBig Fish In A Small Pond
  • The topic of today
  • The SMALL STATION CONTESTING concept
  • Or how to survive when you dont have three
    towers and big linear amplifiers
  • Happiness without winning the CQWW SOABHP
  • Originally published in PileUP 4/2001
  • Subsequently published in CQ Contest
  • Now revealed to you by the Contest Club Finland
  • Successfully deployed by many unknown contesters

10
Set Your Targets Why Are You Doing This
  • To get new DXCC entities / IOTA islands
  • To run pileups
  • To enjoy listening to the bands
  • To hone your skills
  • To escape the lonely nights
  • To belong to the great group of contesters
  • To win in your own way
  • To .... whatever
  • BE REALISTIC (accept your limitations)

11
Study Your CompetitionTo Find Opportunities
  • You may be weak
  • But your competition may be even weaker
  • If you just find the right competition
  • Area World/Europe/Finland/Your neighborhood
  • Class AB, SB, MM, Assisted, QRP
  • Select a competition that you can win
  • Read the rules

12
Find Your Own Pond( Contest Class)
  • Antennas? gt 10 m mono yagi gt SOSB10
  • Activity? gt TS40
  • Weak scores gt Assisted
  • Propagation advantage gt OH / SOSB20
  • Unpopular activity gt SAC QRP
  • Something very different gt RSGB21/28
  • Less congested mode gt RTTY
  • DXCC score up gt Assisted AB

13
What To Expect In Your Pond
  • Low Power, 60 is a good rate
  • QRP, 30 is a good rate
  • SAC QRP, you might win with only 100 Q
  • 20Assisted, 1000 Q OK
  • 40CWAssisted, Caribbean is your backyard
  • 40SSB / 3 el / kW, youll suffer
  • 160SSB / GP/ kW, you obviously like suffering
  • 160SSB / QRP, the ultimate in suffering
  • Study the results

14
Create An Advantage
  • 3 el vertical for 80
  • 2 x 4 o 4 o 4 for 20
  • WPX TS10, 6 el mono yagi interlaced dipoles for
    15/20
  • WPX TS20, 6 el mono yagi interlaced dipoles for
    10/15
  • WPX TS40, a dipole at 42 meters
  • Small scale pedition, IG9GP80, PJ73el10
  • Guest operating

15
Sample 1JARL web
16
Sample 2Scandinavian Activity Contest 2001 SSB,
SM3CER Contest Service
17
Sample 3Scandinavian Activity Contest 2001 SSB,
SM3CER Contest Service
18
Sample 4JIDX 2003 CW
19
Your Own GameCQWW OH Record data by CCF WEB
20
The Surprise Attack
  • Do what the others dont do

21
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