IARU HF World Championship 2011

Always read the rules CAREFULLY before the contest. That’s the thing I’ll certainly remember after last weekend’s IARU HF Championship. As usually, I decided to be QRV on one band, 20 meters SSB and spend there most of the time – and just two hours before the end found out that there is no single band category in this contest! That’s why I have no chance for a good placement…

But neveretheless, I still enjoyed it. I managed to make 205 QSOs,  143 of them on 20 meters band and the rest on 10 and 15 meters. My total time on the air was 10 hours and 50 minutes, during which 19 ITU zones and 26 HQ stations were contacted. Surprisingly, I also made QSOs to two DXCC entities that were new to me – JX (Jan Mayen) and ZA (Albania).


Here’s the list of all contacted ITU zones:

ITU zone 14 MHz 21 MHz 28 MHz All bands ITU zone 14 MHz All bands
29 27 25 10 62 7 2 2
28 29 7 0 36 8 2 2
37 14 2 0 16 17 1 1
27 15 0 0 15 19 1 1
30 11 1 0 12 20 1 1
39 2 3 2 7 21 1 1
18 2 0 0 2 45 1 1
31 2 0 0 2 5 1 1
32 2 0 0 2 9 1 1
36 0 2 0 2

And here are all contacted DXCC countries:

DXCC entity All bands DXCC entity All bands
European Russia 34 Sweden 2
Ukraine 29 Albania 1
Italy 16 Austria 1
Spain 14 Balearic Is. 1
Romania 10 Canada 1
Asiatic Russia 9 Faroe Is. 1
France 9 Finland 1
Kazakhstan 6 Greenland 1
Cyprus 5 Hungary 1
England 4 Iceland 1
Greece 4 Ireland 1
United States 4 Israel 1
Belarus 3 Jan Mayen 1
Canary Is. 3 Kaliningrad 1
Croatia 3 Macedonia 1
Lithuania 3 Madeira Is. 1
Scotland 3 Moldavia 1
Serbia 3 Mongolia 1
Belgium 2 Montenegro 1
Bosnia-Herzegovinia 2 Morocco 1
Bulgaria 2 Netherlands 1
Czech Republic 2 Norway 1
Estonia 2 Switzerland 1
Fed. Republic of Germany 2 Tajikistan 1
Japan 2 Turkey 1
Slovenia 2 United Arab Emirates 1

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