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YE1K on CQ WPX RTTY 2013

Posted in Contest, DX Contest on February 9, 2013 by YE1ZAT

For the first time Bekasi DX Contest Club signing as YE1K for CQ WPX RTTY 2013. Using short call sign during contest of course make us more comfortable than usual as YE1ZAT, even thought we are not leaving the previous call sign and we will using from time to time for member development program.

Can we make and achieve better result with this circumstances ? As you know It’s depend on several parameter that not in our control such as propagation, but as usual we are trying to do our best shot to make it happen.

Our goal this time is to break our own record as we were hold Oceania Record for Muti-Single Category (2007, Score 1.580.558, WPX 406).

Thanks to all whose make this contest call on the air.

See you in the contest !!




Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest on June 2, 2009 by YE1ZAT


30-31 MAY 2009

Band    QSOs    Pts   WPX

3.5        20     120       4
7         562     3305   158
14       807     2369   331
21       328      962    135
28        17        51       7

Total   1734    6807   635

Score : 4,322,445

TEAM : YB1CCF YB1KAR YC1KAF                                                                    YD1GCL YD1ORZ YD1JZ

Review of CQ WPX SSB 2009

Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest on March 31, 2009 by YE1ZAT

Finally our target to achieve better result from the previous same contest was accomplished. With lot great efforts from all crews, we can get better result compared last year result, even still cannot break our own best record for WPX SSB contest (year 2007 : 2039 QSO – score 4.432.128).

We lost about two hours which is indeed very much valuable period at 09.00 – 11.00 UTC on the second day due to bad weather. For us, that was definitely golden moment to have big pile up at 15 M from Europe. Propagation at 40 M also was just moderate, not as good as expected. Low band were almost impossible as QRN was very high for SSB mode. Luckily 20 M and 15 M were quite productive as usual.

This is our first time that we are running contest without complete crews at the same time. First day was only YB1CCF (Yon) , YD1GCL (Danu), YC1KAF (Terry) and YD1JZ (Joz) and at the second day YC1KAF need to leave the team for personal issue but YE1AA (Arief) came at the right moment in the morning. Unfortunately YE1AA also had to leave at late afternoon but later on YB1KAR (Heri) show up after he finished his duty in Bandung city since the first day of contest. For YB1KAR, he felt so regretful to not meet his colleagues YE1AA (SSB master ) and YC1KAF (CW Freak) during this contest.

Maybe all of crews need to refresh again our main goal which is always being together during contest because not only the contest itself is important, but being together as a solid team is definitely most important issue for YE1ZAT.

Thanks to YD1JZ for time and place in using his station where YE1ZAT always “on air” as usual. Also our thanks for YB1EME and YB1NWP who came to visit us during the contest. And special big thanks to YD1LUX for her generous hospitality as a kind host for our activities.

Also very much appreciate to our loyal technician YD1ORZ and YD1DCF who always did good job for station maintenance.

We will prepare and always need to improve again ourselve for upcoming contests. Still our motto in every single contest is : “having fun with hobby, but also try to achieve best score”

Hope to meet you again at CQ WPX CW at end of May 2009, where in fact CW is favorite mode for most crew in YE1ZAT.

Warm regards from Bekasi – Indonesia

Best 73 and Good Luck !!

Y E 1 Z A T


Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest on March 30, 2009 by YE1ZAT


28-30 MARCH 2009

Band    QSOs    Pts   WPX
7         208    1169     55
14       813    2341    313
21       626    1838    276
28         1       3        0
Total   1648    5351  644

Score : 3,446,044

TEAM : YB1CCF YB1KAR YE1AA YC1KAF                                                          YD1GCL YD1ORZ YD1DCF YD1JZ


Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest with tags on March 25, 2009 by yb1kar

The times has come, CQ WPX SSB 2009 Contest will be held on the last weekend of this month. The battle of this contest will be very tight and as this contest also in YE1ZAT’s agenda thus we prepared as best as we can. The first target as always, is to beat our own best score and hopefully to achieve any remarkable position in Oceania Zone.

To make this happen antenna maintenance was already done (YD1JZ-Joz, YD1DCF-Boy, YD1ORZ-Rizal, YD1GCL-Dan, YD1LUX-Susana, YC1KAF-Ter,YB1CCF-Yon and YB1KAR-Heri) on the second weekend of February, please feel free to see the photos gallery.

KT36XA and 3 Elm Full Size 40m band yagi as the main antennas for this contest are already in maximum conditions. The result of KT36XA’s maintenance is excellent, YD1GCL and YB1KAR was appointed as supervisor of this duty.

YD1JZ also just have tested those antennas in RDXC Contest last weekend with quite good result, but our full size 80m band yagi was not yet installed for this particular contest due to still have some technical problems. But for WPX , we will definitely install our regular inverted V for other low bands (80&160 M) for transmit and ARAV2 1P for receive.

Lets fire up the band, cu in the contest.

Best 73, de YE1ZAT


Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest on January 26, 2009 by YE1ZAT

CQ WW 160 CW 2009

Band    QSOs    Pts  Sta   Cty

1.8        101     907    4    21

Score : 22,675

Pictures are available at Photos Gallery



Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest with tags , , on December 3, 2008 by yd1jz

CQ WW DX CW 2008

Band    QSOs      Pts    Cty   ZN
1.8          8        19      7      4
3.5        180      522    45    17
7           815    2407    71    25
14       1239    3647    81    35
21         600    1766    66    21

Total    2842   8361  270  102

Score: 3,110,29