This weekend I took a little time to try my luck/skill at participating in an international amateur radio contest. It’s called the CQ WPX SSB contest and the purpose of the contest is to try and work as many stations as possible throughout the world and also trying to get as many different call sign prefix variations as possible. Unfortunately, with my limited power output and very low antenna, along with my limited time over the weekend, I was only able to make contact with about 50 other stations.

My estimated standing in the contest. Pretty poor, but I had fun!

Regardless, I went through the process of completing A digital log of the contacts and submitted it to the organizing entity. It was the first time I’ve ever done anything like this and despite not being even close to winning, I was able to make some new country contacts which are always fun!