This annual event aims to bolster amateur self-training in radiocommunications, help amateurs hone their operating skills, conduct technical investigations, and foster global intercommunication, particularly with IARU member society headquarters stations.
Despite my limited time frame, I successfully reached out to a FEW stations; I used the Icom IC-7300, and a modest 100W of power to make voice (phone mode) contacts on the 20, 15-meter bands.
QSO: 21280 PH 2023-07-09 0725 KH6ML 59 61 DA0HQ 59 DARC
QSO: 14316 PH 2023-07-09 0747 KH6ML 59 61 C3RY 59 27 (Looks Like I made a logging mistake here!)
QSO: 14303 PH 2023-07-09 0748 KH6ML 59 61 SK9HQ 59 SSA
QSO: 14292 PH 2023-07-09 0751 KH6ML 59 61 TM0HQ 59 REF
QSO: 14279 PH 2023-07-09 0754 KH6ML 59 61 W1WA/KH6 59 ARRL
QSO: 14265 PH 2023-07-09 0755 KH6ML 59 61 DA0HQ 59 DARC
The contest took place over the second full weekend of July (July 8-9, 2023), starting at 1200 UTC Saturday and running through 1159 UTC Sunday. One of the great aspects of the IARU HF Championship is that it allows both single and multioperator stations to operate the entire 24-hour period, so even if you have limited time, like I did, you can still take part and make those invaluable contacts.
The full rules of the IARU HF World Championship are available as a downloadable document here for those interested in understanding the detailed rules and regulations of this engaging event.
Remember, it's not always about the number of contacts you make, but about the journey, the learning, and the connections you create along the way. Here's to many more radio adventures!