Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS
Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS

Contesting

Most of my contesting is rather casual. Once in a while, time and family permitting, my approach gets a bit more serious. Needless to say my modest setup can’t compete with mega contest stations running 1.5 kW or more into enormous antenna arrays. 

However, I can’t complain as at several occasions I ended up with the highest Belgian score in my participation class.

To me contests are a valuable tool in boosting one’s score for several national and international award programs. As an example, thanks to the Swiss contest, I managed to achieve the Helvetia award.

Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS
Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS
Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS
Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS

Once in a while...

I have the stamina to operate 30 hours or so in a 48 hour contest. But with age this urge diminishes 😉
Running 100 W the highest number of contacts made during a contest was about 1,600.

Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS
Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS

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