Today I received incredible news. Together with two friends I secured the first place in the Dutch ham radio contest PACC using the special call PA55A.
We - PD7YY, PG8M and myself (aka YNOMY DX Group) - entered the contest for the third time. With good preparation, dedication, lots of fun and some suffering (freezing our hands off in rain and wind) we scored the highest amount of QSOs and multipliers of all single tx contestants.
I am really pleased we managed to pull this off with the minimal means we used - a temporary stations with wire antennas on a desolate campsite.
This goes to show that state of the art equipment is not the key differentiator.