AOEC All Austrian Contest. 

On may 1st was the yearly All Austrian Contest. The goal in this Contest is to reach as many Austrian Stations as possible. You get multipliers for every new district, for a stations from the state and when you operate with a power supply off the grid. 

This year was the first time i participated in this Contest and it was a Hell of a lot fun. 🙂

The location i have chosen was our small “chalet” on a mountainside where i life. 

The main thing why i have chosen that location is because we have a water turbine on there. All energy needed there comes 100% off the grid wich is nice because of the extra multiplier. 😉

The antenna i wanted to use was a NVIS antenna that i have build according to a pdf from OE7OPJ. I was using i 3d printed Topcap. You can find the designfiles for 3d printing on Thingiverse

The feederline was 45m long Coax Cable. I put the coax cable on some electric fence posts so it doesnt lay on the ground and gets wet.

On 6 in the morning local Time the next day i drove again to my improvised shack to setup my Station. I have chosen to use my “Portable/Emergency Station”. 

In total i have made 57 contacts in the first period and 78 contacts in the second period. I have only worked on 80m because the 40m band didnt work that day. (At least not for me ;))

I dont know if that is good or bad and i would really like some comments from other participants to see their results. 

As said before. It was my first contest and it made a lot of fun. I am looking foreward to next year. =)
Best wishes