Last Place? IARU HF World Championship: Short Time, still fun!!

Can I win last place? I competed in the IARU HF World Championship. Due to various commitments, my time was limited, but let me tell you, it didn't diminish the excitement. I wanted to get more contacts but was wiped out and went to bed! Hi Hi!

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!