Atmosphere during CQ WPX RTTY Contest 2019

Saturday, 9th February 2019, was an extraordinary day for us. After many years, the OM3KSI call sign once again appeared on the amateur radio bands. At 8:16 UTC, we established our first connection in the contest with station UC0A on the 14 MHz band. We thus began a new history of the OM3KSI radio club. We wished ourselves successful operation and toasted with sparkling wine for children, as there are also abstainers among us. :) We published this event on our Twitter account (@om3ksi) as well as my own (@om8wg), and the news of our club started to spread quickly all around the world.

Our progress in the race wasn’t easy. We encountered a number of problems: tuning our Zeppelin on the lower bands, the loss of functionality of sound card and little experience with an RTTY contest. However, these did not spoil our experience from a pleasant weekend. We want to use the experience gained with RTTY operation in other contests we would like to participate in. Participants in the race were Miroslav Šmelko, Dušan OM3WAK and me, Peter OM8WG. Milan, OM8MM, also came to support us.