5P5T: Winning the Region 1 VHF Contest from Far Up North
Learn about the team of skilled radio operators, including OZ1DJJ, OX3LX, and PA5DD, who make up 5P5T and their journey to winning the prestigious Region 1 VHF Contest. Discover why this contest is the biggest prize for VHF operators and how having state of the art equipment and top-notch operators is essential. Follow the story of a ham radio operator who has dreamed of winning the contest since 1979.
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1. 5P5T The secret of winning the region 1 VHF contest from far up north
2. Who are 5P5T OZ1DJJ/OX3LX PA5DD/OZ1DOQ OZ1GER OZ5BD/OX5T OZ1FDH OZ1HDF AG6QV/OZ1GPI
3. Why the region 1 VHF test? It is the largest prize you can dream of in a VHF contest. It doesnt get any bigger! You need state of the art equipment and the best operators. OZ hasnt won since 1973, but sometimes miracles happen! My own dream started in 1979, -a few months after I got my license
4. Winning scores1956-2011 Records: Points OK1KHI/P 1982, 591,000; QSOs DL0GTH 2006, 1245 QSO Single/fixed Multi/portable
5. 1956-2011 2001-2011 Distribution of winners by DXCC
6. 1969 the golden year for OZ!
7. OZ1OZ 1969 RX: 6CW4 TX: QQE 06/4 x-tal controlled only AM and FM Ant 4x6 el Operators OZ9PZ, OZ2CV, OZ2ND and OZ5GN The trophy never arrived, but 1969 was not a good year in OK.
8. OK1KHI/P 1981 Absolut all time record of 591,000 points and 1103 QSO A modest station achieved this fantastic result 2 x PA0MS yagi PA with QQE 06/40 80 w 2nd RX didnt work 1602 m ASL HK29b
9. BIG set up: IO3V, winner 2001 3264 m ASL 8 x antenna systems 8 x PA 4 x 2nd RX Winner with 987 QSO og 417,00 points
10. IO3V IO3V JN56
11. DR9A winner 2006, 2009-2011 QTH in Schwarzwald JN48 ca. 850 m ASL 38 m mast with multiple ant. systems Also winner of the UHF contest on 432 and 1296 MHz from the same QTH
12. Central European QRM! OL4A DM7A -a potential source of neighbour conflicts
13. How is it possible to win the region 1 VHF test from OZ these days? OZ1DJJ, OZ1FDH, PA5DD, OZ1GER, OZ5BD 5P5T 2010
14. You need: 1. More points than the other stations 2. The right QTH 3. Good equipment 4. Good operators 5. Knowledge of the band and activity 6. Good planning & blood, sweat and tears + LUCK!
15. The secret formula for making more points Contest impact = QTH x ln Operator x Reliability 2 x ERP x beamwidth x Ant. gain x sports car effect
16. The activity has moved eastward Aktiviteten er rykket mod st Fra OK alene var der i 2011 INDSENDT 244 logs!! (OZ 1 log ) Flere stationer fra SP, LY, UB5 Aktiviteten er faldet i England og Holland Udstyr er blevet generelt forbedret
17. QTH Kongsbjerg, Moen JO64gx Reasonable accessbility Free take off over water NO trees Reasonable ASL 134 m Good take off 360 degrees X
18. View direction 140-200 deg
19. First attempt 2007 OZ1HDF, OZ1DJJ and OZ1FDH 4x4 el Tonna, 2x18 el M2 661 QSOs 283000 points (error rate 13%)
22. Power 2007 Assorted generators 2008- 30 kw diesel
23. Fixing the high voltage cables..
24. Visits by Murphy 2007 None 2008 Relay melt down 2009 None 2010 Blown screen supply 2011 Blown preamp 2012 Antenna crash, faulty ant relay 2013 None 2014 ?
25. Results 2007-2012
26. 5P5T 2011 831 QSO 418,000 points (unchecked)
27. Final result 2011
28. Final result 2013
29. 4x10 el rotor (default 235 deg) 8x3 el 220 deg 8x3 el 160 deg TRX 4x10 el 8x3 el sw 8x3 el se 4x6 el All RX 5P5T station 2013 1st operator ICOM 7700 DB6NT trvtr. 2nd operator Sub rx IC 756 pro II 4x6 el 100 deg Optagelse af RX og TX audio New antenna system
30. Antennas 4x10 el DK7ZB, 4x6 el OZ5HF, 16x3 el DK7ZB
31. Placement of antennas 4x10 rotor 8x3 8x3 4x6 180 deg 20 m
32. Operator position Horsetrailer (without horse) Overview and simplicity Only 1 turnable antenna system Limit the number of buttons, cables and mess Rackmounted equipment Screens for 1st and 2nd operator
33. PA5DD, OZ1DJJ, OZ1GER & OZ1FDH 916 QSO 482870 points (527/QSO) 123 loc 25 DXCC ODX YT1VP 1321 km Facts
34. Condx were good, but not fantastic For once we appeared to be in the sweet spot. Main competitiors were DL0GTH and OE1W
35. 5P5T rx at UY4W KN18OT
36. QSO/hour, good activity during night
37. OE1W had the lead until 0600
38. Points/time 5P5T (blue) vs. OE1W (orange) 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
40. Setup & operating
41. Food! Chili con carne ala HAM PA heating of butter pastry
42. What does it take to win from up north? A good QTH Simplicity for the operating position A very attentive 2nd operator Equipment 99,9% reliable At least 16 dB ant gain, wide horisontal angle Hard work Endurance (every year!) Luck (condx and Murphy) Fried fish with parsly sauce
43. Short video saturday 15:18
44. The end There is no other VHF contest like the region 1 september contest! You may win or you may loose, but the fun of the effort and teamwork is worth it all. Guest operators, new members and visitors are VERY welcome CU! in the next contest