In the weekend of May 28 and 29, 2011 I used the station of PI4Z to pariticipate in the CQ WPX CW contest. 2 weeks ago the support tower for the 80m delta loop and 160m toploaded vertical was damaged. Due to Dayton Hamvention visit and a business trip it was difficult to repair the tower. The decision was made to make it a limited 40, 20, 15 and 10 effort.
As always there need to be a goal in a contest. After looking at the results of last year of the Dutch participants, I decided to just make 1000 QSO's over the 2 days.
I started around 03Z and stopped around 13Z to do some other things. After dinner around 16Z I returned to find out that conditions were degraded. Luckily there was some short skip operation on 10m possible what resulted in a nice run.of over 100 QSO's around 19Z. After making some QSO's on 15, 20 and 40 I finally decided to go home and have some sleep at 0Z. Results of the first day: 990 QSO's. Almost the goal of the full weekend!
After a good night of sleep I decided to revise my goal. I did not pariticipate in 2010, but in 2009 I made 1132 QSO's with 1.2M points. Operating time was also limited that year, just 22 hours. In 2010 the highest Dutch rank was 1.53M points.
So I set the new goal to at least 1.2M points, but 1.53M points would nice.
At 13Z I started on 10 and 15 looking for some multipliers and 3-point (DX) QSO's.
Not a lot to work there, but on 20m I switched between running and S&P which resulted in almost 300 QSO's. Around 20:30Z I moved to 40m and made some 85 QSO's. At 21:30Z I stopped.
Result 1412 QSO's with a total of 1,831,690 points.
Total operating time 25 hours.