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W6RLL   SOABCW HP   35,8682017-07-08 18:37:29
588 Points X 61 Multis = 35868
 
K7ABV   SOABMixed HP   25,7602017-07-08 22:00:19
Had company, so could not get much time on the air, besides seems in the daytime
20 was the main band, little bit on 15...never hit the other bands, and again,
in an effort to relax and enjoy myself, never called a single cq, just s and
p...getting lazy in my old age...60 years this year on the radio, and been
contesting in all of them...lots of paper logs hi...thanks for the good time
and even if it was short...I liked it...73...Eric abv
 
KP4RV(RAFAEL)   SOABSSB HP   153,6982017-07-08 22:03:53
[log removed from comments]

TART-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's ARRL IARU HF Contest Log 4.4
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CALLSIGN: KP4RV
LOCATION: DX
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 20M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-TIME: 08:21
CLAIMED-SCORE: 153698
OPERATORS: KP4RV
NAME: Rafael Bonano
ADDRESS: P. O.Box 1772
ADDRESS-CITY: Luquillo
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: PR
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 00773
ADDRESS-COUNTRY:
EMAIL: kp4rv@yahoo.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
K4FXN   SOAB(A)CW LP   265,7612017-07-08 22:07:16
Condx seemed pretty good here after a rough start. 160M antenna was broken.
73's Dan
 
K3PP   SOABCW HP   333,5602017-07-08 22:33:37
Well, THAT was fun! I ran out of steam at 0530z after a long hard week, but I
really enjoyed this contest! I am trying hard to improve my CW skills, so I
made a point to run as much as possible in this one on CW only. It wasn't very
pretty, but I did run - a lot! It's very gratifying! Thanks to all for the QSOs
and your patience with my running "skills!" VY 73 de Glenn K3PP
 
K6LRN   SOABCW HP   154,1322017-07-08 23:46:58
Thanks for the Qs...no thanks for the QRN!
 
K7XC   SOAB(A)CW HP   40,4262017-07-09 00:54:05
Got a late start having to do some swamp cooler maintenance before it got hot
(100F). Band was disturbed, noisy but usable. Never felt a need to QSY from 20M
as it was always productive (Not to mention my best antenna at the moment) After
sunset signals over the pole improved and by midnight were sparkling loud vastly
improving the Fun Factor. Tnx to 4X0A for his patience pulling me out of the
noise! Nice to work so many IARU HQ and Official Stations. Stayed CW only as
SSB under marginal conditions is just never any fun! CW RULES! What about the
idea of a 3 mode event... CW / SSB / RTTY? 73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09jh... sk
 
KE4KY   SOAB(A)CW HP   445,9842017-07-09 02:05:39
Had fun with this one. 40m and 80m were rough to run for me with the noise, so
that slowed me down a bit.
 
ED2A(EA2CW)   SOAB(A)CW LP   69,4832017-07-09 02:10:35
Just testimonial participation due to familiar commitements. 20m was open till
3am local (1 UTC), and much better than 40m, with strong and fast QSB.
Rig: IC7300 @ 100w
Ant: 40m doublet
Soft: N1MM (thanks for the qso!)
73 and hope next year could work full time!
Mikel EA2CW
 
W4BQF   SOAB(A)CW HP   106,2002017-07-09 03:22:05
Pretty good band condx. Just trying to get back into contesting.
73 and thanks for the Q's.

Tom - W4BQF
 
KS2G   SOABSSB LP   16,1702017-07-09 04:02:07
Casual effort.
Terrible band conditions.
 
AB9YC   SOAB(A)CW LP   170,3702017-07-09 04:10:27
Conditions were pretty good considering all the "doom and gloom" I
heard, 20M had good and varied activity. I did well excepting for a prolonged
visit from Mr. Murphy.
 
VE3UTT   M/S HP   716,1282017-07-09 04:37:55
Full remote operation. Murphy killed our chances 13 hours and 18 minutes in
when 80m RF killed the remote router.

Already came within 19 multipliers of last years score with
80m/160m/40m-morning and almost 11 hours to add mults and Qs. We were hoping
to increase our last year's #2 NA standing and our Canadian and Zone records.

Hope all had fun CU next year.
 
KB4KBS   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   34,7492017-07-09 04:49:57
Not a very serious effort - main hope was to add a few needed DXCC entities on
80/75M but that didn't happen. Decode speed is improving but still needs
practice and exercise.


Yaesu FT-450D
MFJ-939
SignaLink USB
Yamaha CM-500 Headset
MFJ=407B
Bencher BY-1
100W
G5RV @ 9M AGL
N1MM
DXLab Commander
VSPE
 
WØPAN   SOAB(A)SSB LP   5,2822017-07-09 04:50:43
HAD SEVERAL GOOD OPENINGS TO EUROPE - WORKED A FEW WITH THE VERTICAL AND LOW
POWER. FAR EAST DIDN'T OPEN FOR ME.
 
ND4Y   SOABSSB LP   221,6702017-07-09 04:52:42
Nice summer contest to do a station shakedown. Found a short in one of my 15m
antennas need to get fixed. Nice working everyone again this year. Have a
good summer.
 
N5PHT   SOAB(A)CW LP   20,4052017-07-09 04:56:22
Operating portable from Mt. Magazine State Park. Thanks this was fun.
 
4X6TT   SOAB(A)SSB HP   1,469,9742017-07-09 05:00:45
Poor Conditions - nice to see many friends in this contest
73s
Amir 4X6TT
 
VE3RCN   SOABCW LP   3,7262017-07-09 05:01:52
Another weekend recovering from an illness. Still no voice....so did some CW
during periods of alertness.
 
LY5W   SOAB(A)SSB HP   274,5602017-07-09 05:03:06
I hate SSB
CW forever!
 
VE2FK   SOAB(A)CW HP   356,7202017-07-09 05:03:21
It was fun! Thanks for ethe Q
Claude VE2FK
 
S57K   SOABCW HP   1,932,1562017-07-09 05:04:52
Tnx for q's!

73,

Sandi
 
W7XQ   M/S HP   325,5002017-07-09 05:05:20
Last 3 hours could have been better spent sleeping! Great opening to EU late in
the night on 20M, really saved our bacon.
Thanks to all the operators on the other end.

Radio: FT-2000
Amp: :AL-1500
Ant: 3 ele SteppIR at 72 ft, Skywire delta loop, 525 ft dia for 80/40
 
K4IU   SOAB(A)CW HP   141,0072017-07-09 05:05:51
Conditions could have been better. 20 and 15 were more like a stateside QSO
party. My 160 antenna is down so no help on the low bands.
 
K4RO   SOABCW HP   1,227,3522017-07-09 05:06:13
Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ Pt/Q
1.8 75 145 6 3 1.9
3.5 293 613 14 19 2.1
7 571 1437 25 39 2.5
14 907 2699 34 39 3.0
21 326 714 17 14 2.2
28 26 48 3 4 1.8
Total 2198 5656 99 118 2.6
Score: 1,227,352
1 Mult = 10.1 Q's

Nice to be back in this one after a few years off. The local WX mostly
cooperated, but the solar flares had their way with he bands for a spell. Still
a lot of fun. Thanks for the QSOs.
 
K5IX   SOABCW LP   9,9722017-07-09 05:06:33
Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
80 1 0 0 1 1
40 59 0 0 59 52
20 21 0 0 21 19
15 32 0 0 32 28
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 113 0 0 113 100
 
K5ZD   SOAB(A)CW HP   645,3442017-07-09 05:06:52
Fun game as always. Other priorities for the weekend limited operating time.

QSO/ZN+HQ by hour and band

Hour 160M CW 80M CW 40M CW 20M CW 15M CW 10M CW Total Cumm Off

1200Z - - 15/5 17/8 48/21 - 80/34 80/34
1300Z - - - 91/16 - - 91/16 171/50
1400Z - - - 6/2 99/20 1/1 106/23 277/73
1500Z - - 1/1 8/2 3/1 13/1 25/5 302/78 41
1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 302/78 60
1700Z - - - 47/5 18/1 7/2 72/8 374/86 18
1800Z - - - 27/6 - - 27/6 401/92 45
1900Z - - - 48/7 5/1 - 53/8 454/100 34
2000Z - - - 58/1 9/0 - 67/1 521/101 39
2100Z - - - - - - 0/0 521/101 60
2200Z - - - - - - 0/0 521/101 60
2300Z - - - - - - 0/0 521/101 60
0000Z --+-- --+-- 2/1 26/11 --+-- --+-- 28/12 549/113 41
0100Z 7/2 40/13 114/30 - - - 161/45 710/158
0200Z 9/4 51/26 15/8 9/4 - - 84/42 794/200
0300Z 14/3 29/4 89/5 3/3 - - 135/15 929/215
0400Z - - 7/1 9/2 - - 16/3 945/218 49
0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 945/218 60
0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 945/218 60
0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 945/218 60
0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 945/218 60
0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 945/218 60
1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 945/218 60
1100Z - - - 28/6 - - 28/6 973/224 45

Total: 30/9 120/43 243/51 377/73 182/44 21/4
 
N8BJQ   SOAB(A)CW HP   788,6762017-07-09 05:08:15
Thanks for the Q's. This was fun. Much better conditions than I expected.
 
XW11IC(E21EIC)   SOABCW HP   459,5742017-07-09 05:08:19
+Rain and Thunder strom

73, Champ, E21EIC/XW1IC
 
N2GA   SOABCW LP   176,4522017-07-09 05:08:37
It was nice to be on the air! Conditions were generally poor but had fun anyway.
Thanks to all the great ops with good ears that heard my signal!

73, George
 
K2R(@KD2RD)   M/S HP   964,9602017-07-09 05:08:55
Poor conditions at the start but still our best score in 3 years out of the 4
years we've been running our M/S effort. Used 1 radio, 2 monobanders and 3 wire
antennas. Thanks Scott, NQ2F, for operating and thanks to all for the contacts!

--73's
 
K5AX   SOAB(A)CW HP   296,3222017-07-09 05:10:27
Thanks for the Q's. Good time. Never seen so many bogus callsigns on RBN!
Hilarious.
 
VE9CB   M/S HP   1,406,3332017-07-09 05:10:55
This MS operation was a last-minute decision. Brent CG9EX suggested entering
this contest together, so we did. I did all the CW operating, and Brent did
most of the SSB.

Conditions were often good, but sometimes rotten.

A great turnout of HQ stations. Thank you!
 
K4GMH   SOAB(A)CW HP   71,6882017-07-09 05:11:00
Thanks for all the QSOs. Bands were nice. No thunderstorms in the area.
Didn't get to more than 5+ hours as family obligations. Had fun for the
available time to operate.

73,
Mike, K4GMH
 
NG7M   SOAB(A)CW HP   87,0102017-07-09 05:12:52
104.5 degree temps Saturday afternoon in Northern Utah... Ugh... I was glad I
was in the shack. Highest temps at my QTH in over 11 years. Anyway, thanks
for the Q's. I had fun with my backside only in the chair 8.5 hours. Max NG7M
 
KU8E   SOABCW HP   455,4692017-07-09 05:14:21
K3-100 / KPA500 and various wires

DX wasn't all that great but sporadic E was pretty good on 15 and 10 meters.
That made for some pretty good stateside runs.

Jeff KU8E
 
W5FMH(@KJ5Y)   M/S HP   898,5342017-07-09 05:14:49
Well that was fun but difficult in the same line.
Propagation to EU was excellent on 40 thru 15. never even got to 10m to grab a
few mults, it had closed down before we got there!

No antenna for 160. something to be rectified coming into the winter season.

14 Year old Mason KM4SII joined us for the first time and made easy work of
managing the SSB rabble.
Alfredo WP3C joined us to enjoy the fun and ran cw at a very nice rate.
The regular stalwarts were there to pick up the slack.

Lots of fun. We look forward to working you all in the next ones.

Thanks to organisers and sponsors.

TS-590, Expert 1.3K-FA, Dipole for 80m, GXP 7-7 @100'
N1MM+ logger, networked with Hamachi.

73 from the W5FMH team

*Contesting is a way of life*
 
K7JQ   SOAB(A)CW LP   33,1202017-07-09 05:16:56
Thanks for the Q's!
IC-7300; Screwdriver antenna.

73, Bob K7JQ
 
KØVXU   SOABCW HP   277,3262017-07-09 05:17:15
K3, TL-922A, TH6DXX, sloping Vees (40 & 80), N1MM+

Not totally invested in this one but had fun. Lots of familiar callsigns.
Wasted a couple of hours watching the Royals lose to the Dodgers.

Conditions were not great but there were times when signals to Europe on
Oceania were good. Not many Asians in my log, especially JA. Low bands were
pretty noisy here but improved through the night.

Thanks to those who pulled me through the din. Appreciate the QSOs and mults.

73,
Russ - K0VXU
 
K4AB   SOABMixed HP   1,216,4522017-07-09 05:18:32
What a pleasant respite this contest was. The 24 hours just flew by. After the
awful conditions the past few contest, it was a pleasure to operate without
major solar storms. Plus, a decent flux! Even the local thunderstorms
cooperated and I didn't have to shut down once.

73,
Larry K4AB
 
KT1I   M/S HP   170,8562017-07-09 05:18:57
Good propagation for a change, equipment worked flawless, too old to stay up all
night! Had lots of fun!
 
VA7ST   SOABCW HP   237,2192017-07-09 05:21:08
Conditions worked out better than I had hoped for, especially to Europe over the
pole on 20M. Managed to beat three of the previous four years (2014 was better),
and had my third-=best HQ mult count, which is surprising.

15M even coughed up a few contacts (no Europe, though) when there haven't been
many on 15M in IARU over the past couple of years.

Enjoyed some great runs on 40M including a brisk 150 from about 0300 to 0500z,
and also a nice steady run of 74 on 80M just after 0600z.

Was on and off for 13 hours through the day and evening, heading to bed for a
few hours at 0800z (1 a.m. local). Got back on for the final hour on 80M and
40M. JA was very strong into BC before the 5 a.m. close.

Thanks for the contacts. 73,

-- Bud VA7ST

Year Qs Pts. Mult Score (claimed) Hrs
---------------------------------------
2017 711 2217 107 237,239 55 HQ 13.0 (HP)
2016 329 981 49 48,069 15 HQ 10.0 (LP)
2015 397 66 82,962 29 HQ 8.0 (HP)
2014 1246 4476 122 546,072 -- 48 HQ SOCW (HP)
2013 664 2016 115 231,840 -- 53 HQ SOCW (HP)
2012 836 2644 140 370,160 -- 62 HQ SOCW (HP)
2011 932 2936 121 355,014 -- 46 HQ SOCW (HP)
2010 842 3062 126 385,812 -- 51 HQ SOCW (HP)
2009 847 2641 114 301,074 -- 56 HQ SOCW (HP)
2008 717 2239 80 179,120 -- 21 HQ SOmixed (HP)
2007 703 2091 114 238,374 -- 40 HQ SOCW (HP)
2006 630 2012 96 193,152 -- 44 HQ SOCW (LP)
2005 267 843 42 35,406 -- 10 HQ SOCW (LP)
2004 462 1446 88 127,248 SOCW (LP)
2003 181 31 17,019 SOCW (LP)
2002 235 799 77 61,523 -- 27 HQ SOCW (LP)
 
N4WW   M/S HP   1,643,5202017-07-09 05:23:13
Thanks to Austin for hosting our M/S crew. We're pretty pleased with the
outcome; in-band multiplier hunting with two stations was mandatory to keep two
operators busy and to maximize score with the band/mode 10-minute timer.

73,
Chris WF3C
 
N4AF   SOABCW HP   1,256,6402017-07-09 05:23:17
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Zones
__________________________________________________________
160CW 7 7 15 1 4
80CW 153 153 361 25 15
40CW 476 473 1547 38 25
20CW 780 773 2847 44 26
15CW 241 235 625 26 20
10CW 21 21 45 3 4
__________________________________________________________

Totals 1678 1662 5440 137 94

Final Score = 1256640 points.
 
YT2AAA   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   945,0812017-07-09 05:24:24
ICOM 746 PRO
wires from balcony
 
K2WK   SOABCW HP   79,5522017-07-09 05:25:02
KW+dipoles. Nice to hear some familiar fists. Tnx all for the Q's.
73 de Walt - K2WK - Gordonsville, Virginia
 
KE1F   SOAB(A)CW HP   16,8522017-07-09 05:25:14
Propagation was different from previous years.
 
RM2D(SM6LRR)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,114,6052017-07-09 05:25:17
First semi-serious IARU effort from my home station in many years.

Despite the sudden geomagnetic activity during late Saturday evening,
conditions were still decent. Not as good Sporadic E as weekend before, but
still quite some QSOs on 10 and 15.

Rig: TS 590S (SO1R)
Amp: Expert 1.3, 1 kW

Antennas:
10, 15, 20: SP7IDX Hexbeam at 18 meters height
40: Vertical with 2 elevated radials
80: Vertical with 2000 m buried radials
160: "Inverted L", max height 16 meter

73 de Mats RM2D (SM6LRR)
 
NY5B   M/S LP   181,4722017-07-09 05:26:15
Bands not real great. Thunderstorms throughout the dark hours. Mucho QRN
 
K2AL   SOAB(A)CW QRP   38,9092017-07-09 05:26:29
5 watts, IC-746, 3-el mini beam at 33' and dipole for 40 at 25'.
Trapped dipole for 80 at 20'.
S&P only.
Conditions better than have been recently.15 and even 10 was open.
Good contest. Lots of activity.
73
K2AL
 
P33W(LZ2HM)   SOABMixed HP   5,113,5122017-07-09 05:28:25
Thanks for QSO's. CUAGN 73! Andy
 
VE9HF   SOABCW HP   19,5002017-07-09 05:35:04
500 watts to a vertical with 40 radials. Great conditions.
 
DL/NC6B   SOABCW QRP   122017-07-09 05:39:06
I am traveling through Germany on a river cruise. The ship docked and I ran out
and setup my antenna with 25 mins left in the contest. I was able to make 2
contacts.

Rig:KX3 at 5 watts
Antenna: Clipped dipole
 
N5EE   SOABCW LP   29,6252017-07-09 05:41:40
Pleased that 10 and 15 were open for short periods. Thanks for the Q's for the
brief time I could operate and a couple new countries.

73 Ken, N5EE
 
K3IE   SOAB(A)CW LP   500,2962017-07-09 05:45:51
Working on my SO2R skills - this was good practice.

Was surprised at the conditions on 20 mtrs - it was rockin'.

Thanks for the Q's -Hunter K3IE

Flex 6300
TT Eagle
5 Band Hexbeam
Steppir DB18
160 Inv L
 
HP1XT(HP!XT)   SOAB(A)CW HP   98,5802017-07-09 05:46:44
First 7 hours prop was very poor, coupled with 2 hr T-storm curtailed ops until
late Sat aftn. Bands were excellent during the evening with little noise and
good propagation. Vert Dipole and WoW (end fed Wire out Window) performed very
well. See QRZ.com for details.
Tnx for the Qs.
73
Tom
 
K8MR   SOABCW QRP   1,0922017-07-09 05:50:09
Another exercise in providing weak signals to test the copying skills of others.
We're on vacation with our daughter in Long Beach Island, NJ, so I brought along
the KX3 with dipoles suspended from a 12 foot mast on the small rooftop deck,
draping the wires over the edge.

After arriving in the afternoon, unpacking, and dinner, I got on 20 meters and
had some reasonable success for a QRP station. However, shortly thereafter my
son-in-law came wondering why a bunch of circuit breakers had to be reset. Five
watts on battery power didn't seem to explain things, but after getting back on
the same thing happened. It turns out that the RF was enough to trip these arc
fault circuit interrupting breakers. Being after dark and affecting baby
monitors, I went QRT for the night. I did get back on for the last two hours,
on 40 meters.

Good to work lots of friends in the time I was on.

73 - Jim K8MR
 
VE3YV   SOABSSB HP   22,0552017-07-09 05:52:43
Gratifying to see the bands open. Not a hard core effort, but a few hours
handing out the R2 multiplier.
 
W1NN   SOABCW LP   455,2002017-07-09 05:53:44
Low band QRN was bad at first but gradually got better. Incredible conditions
on 160 for summer. No JAs heard or worked on any band.

Station: K3 and old OMNI VI
Small tribander at 40 feet fixed on Eu + dipoles for high bands
 
VO1MP   SOAB(A)CW HP   148,9502017-07-09 05:54:39
lOTS OF QSB ... REASONABLY ACTIVE CW BANDS Didn't listen on PHONE..ORIGINALLY
I THOUGHT I'D DO A 12 HOURS STINT, HOWEVER HAD INTERMITTENT QRN COMPOUNDED
BY RAPID QSB ..THAT MADE FOR LOTS OF REPEATS .. north American STATIONS
SEEMED TO BE AS LOUD OFF THE BACK AS OFF THE FRONT . ONLY ONE OR TWO Asians
and JA'S...
SETUP A:
K3 - KAT 500 - KPA 500
N1MM +
there were times I felt that my bigger alpha 87a would have been an advantage

Antenna repairs still in progress ..
All fun and games had a few good runes CQ'in
C'Y'ALL NEXT ONE
GLWCDR
73 Gus vo1mp
 
IK2CLB   SOAB(A)CW HP   307,0052017-07-09 05:55:06
triband yagi
moxon 40 meters
sloping dipoles 80
vertical 160
300w out
 
ND3N   SOABMixed LP   10,9352017-07-09 05:57:15
I really wanted to put more of an effort into this, but between an infection in
my foot, lack of sleep, and it being the bottom of the solar cycle, I was lucky
to scrape by...

Still, after a bit of a contest hiatus, it was nice to be back on the air and
hear the PVRC well represented.

Rig: Kenwood TS-590S
Antennas: GAP Challenger and Wires on 80 & 40
Logging S/W: Writelog Version 12.17J

Hope to see a lot of you next weekend for the NAQP-RTTY...

73 - Tom
 
PY4TJ   M/S HP   555,6982017-07-09 05:57:37
FIRST OPERATION JUIZ DE FORA CITY CENTER, EXCUSE FOR THE SAME RECEPTION, BUT
NOISE WAS STRONG ALL DAY!
 
N6AR   SOAB(A)CW HP   454,4412017-07-09 05:58:46
Awful Conditions, especially Sunday.
 
TM5A   M/S HP   1,742,2602017-07-09 06:03:41
First day conditions were not good on 15 and 20 but picked up Sunday morning.
W6NV joined in the fun and he is a great operator!
Thanks for all the QSOs.
 
KC9EE   SOAB(A)CW HP   6,3022017-07-09 06:05:26
Only home for a couple short time periods to operate. One of my favorites. Maybe
some year I'll make time to seriously participate.

73,
Gary KC9EE
 
NØJK   SOABSSB LP   122017-07-09 06:05:50
Operated a brief time from my dad's old station. Heath SB-102 xcvr to a dipole.
W1AW/2 was very loud on 15 SSB Saturday ~ 1800z.
 
DP6M(K5WA)   SOABMixed LP   448,7222017-07-09 06:07:20
I probably was a little ambitious in planning to drag an entire SO2R station
from Texas to Germany as well as erecting a Spiderbeam/10m mast/rotator
graciously lent to me by Rick Westerman, DJ0IP, because this was like a one man
Field Day/mini DXpedition to get assembled while still getting in a full
vacation in with my wife since it just happens to be our anniversary.
Originally, I was going to skip 160 since it won't be part of WRTC2018 but
there was an extra piece of rotor cable in the boxes Rick sent so I fashioned a
last minute 160 antenna. It was terribly constructed but got me a few contacts
on top band. The bad news was, there was so much RF in the shack that it
locked up my computer and I thought I had blown the pair of SDR radios I used
for panadapters but after 30 terrifying minutes, I got everything running
again. I moved the antenna coax about 5 feet from all other wires and it
worked OK even though it sounded like a spark transmitter in my headphones (not
sure Bose ever imagined that possibility).

I really stumbled badly out of the gate and never got rolling very well however
my goal was mainly to bring back propagation intel so missing some Qs didn't
hurt. I thought conditions were pretty stinky but that may just be operator
failures. The only 5s in 5-land heard were N5DX, K5TU and WX0B. Unfortunately,
WX0B couldn't hear me calling him so I was really weak. Still, it was fun and I
learned a lot. I just hope the baseband recordings I got from each rig
survived the RF meltdown. ;-)

A HUGE DANKE to Rick, DJ0IP, for all the Spiderbeam equipment and support. I
really like the Spiderbeam antenna! Mega Dankes to Andy, DL3YM and Win, DK9IP,
for arranging the DP6M call for me. German hospitality make Texas hospitality
look like it is going backwards! (I hope I got the calls right since I'm
darned sleepy while writing this.)

Now I can get back to my anniversary trip in Germany. My wife is sure glad
IARU is over for this year. ;-)

73,

Bob K5WA
 
VE3VN   SOABCW LP   32,5622017-07-09 06:10:00
A few brief periods of operation Saturday evening and Sunday morning when I
wasn't busy elsewhere. All S&P. Summer transition underway so no 40m
antenna, among other things lacking.
 
WØZP   SOABMixed LP   188,5002017-07-09 06:12:18
Lack a tower. Still tons of fun with wire antennas only. Best 73 to all Wayne
 
K5NA   SOAB(A)CW HP   309,0962017-07-09 06:15:20
Only did part time and mostly search and pouncing. Conditions seemed poor.

73, Richard - K5NA
 
WB4MM   SOABSSB LP   3,2102017-07-09 06:17:15
Condo dweller. Stealth antenna.
73 de Mike Wb4mm, Daytona Beach, FL
 
OG7O(OH1VR)   SOABCW HP   738,2762017-07-09 06:17:44
A lot of fun. Unfortunately only part time participation. Thank you for q's!
 
WA1FCN   SOAB(A)CW LP   395,0802017-07-09 06:19:16
Wow this was work ! Glad this contest is only 24 hours.
Propagation seemed fine.
TH5 @ 75 ft TH6 @ 45 ft 2 el 40 @ 70 ft.
Rotor got stuck SW at 12:30 AM local time... Did I go fix it....Yep,
but then my rotor has been brought down to 12 ft level with mucho tubing.
Thank goodness !
73 BoB WA1FCN
 
NN4RB   SOABSSB LP   1,0622017-07-09 06:20:38
Did S&P for less than 2 hours late Saturday night. Managed to get 23
contacts in and quit. Thought I would get up on Sunday and work a few more.
Got up Sunday morning, read the paper, ate some breakfast, and turned on the
radio. The bands were dead. Checked the rules again. Opps! the contest ended
at 1200 UTC and it was 1207 UTC. I suppose I was used to the 1800 UTC times.
Pays to reread rules. However, I did spend some time learning more about N1MM+
and managed to get 23 contacts.

Rick
NN4RB

N1MM+
ICOM IC-756PROIII
OCF at 45' with remote tuner
32' Vertical on metal building with remote tuner
TA33JR at 40'
 
K2ZR   SOABCW LP   70,5202017-07-09 06:22:41
RIG: K2 @95W
ANTS: 660\' CF WIRE - 407\' EF WIRE - HX5Bi HEXBEAM
LOG: N1MM LOGGER+
73,
DICK, K2ZR
 
N4GG   SOAB(A)CW HP   46,2002017-07-09 06:27:05
Bands were up and down but nothing, of course, like the good old days. Most of
the antennas are on the ground and the summer is slowing down reconstruction.
Still, it's fun to work old friends and run a little...
FTdx5000, ACOM 2000A, WRITELOG, wire in the woods, K9AY
 
N8BI   SOAB(A)SSB HP   239,2462017-07-09 06:27:07
Poor conditions and a series of interruptions. But still had fun. Need better
time management in the future.
 
KØUK   SOABCW LP   20,6962017-07-09 06:27:48
Bands were so, so, Listened on 10mtrs just for a few minutes and heard K7RAT but
didn't get a chance to work him before he took off. Called cq off and on but no
response.
Thanks for all those who I worked. God Bless bill K0UK
 
K9GY   SOAB(A)CW LP   35,8562017-07-09 06:29:44
Seems propagation was better in the second 12 hrs than the first 12 hours...even
though K went to 5, hah! In and out of shack. Weather was great to sit on porch
with XYL. Although one time she did pick a bad time to sit out outside during
the evening greyline, argh! Really like the spectrum scope on the bottom of
radio...good indicator of activity on a band ... made it easy to find stations
on 10m. Laptop has touch screen so figured out I can touch band map stations to
QSY versus mouse clicking, hah! Now just need to get RTTY going again for NAQP
RTTY this coming Saturday!

CQ CONTEST!
Eric

IC-7300
WriteLog
Cushcraft R-9
 
AF4RK   SOABMixed HP   32,8042017-07-09 06:31:51
40 meters very noisy!
 
AD8J   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   263,8842017-07-09 06:37:52
Got some reports of hum in my audio so I made this mostly a CW event.
Conditions got better as the day went on. Working all the HQ stations on
multiple bands made this one fun.
 
WB8JUI   SOABCW LP   83,7642017-07-09 06:38:28
73 - Rick WB8JUI

Elecraft K3
Hustler 5BTV (Ground mounted)
 
VA3EC   SOABCW LP   93,9552017-07-09 06:38:52
Weird conditions Sunday morning. Good fun.
 
N7RD   SOABCW HP   43,3442017-07-09 06:42:08
Nice time just not much of it to spend on contest.
 
W1EBI   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   463,5122017-07-09 06:42:40
Started at 1200Z calling CQ and got called by a JA at 1203, thought "this
is gonna be great!". Not. Conditions were actually horrible, EU HQ
stations that would normally be 40-over were unreadable. Things improved as
the contest wore on and SFI increased to nearly 90, but there were minor solar
storms along with plenty of static crashes on all bands. But hey, it's fun.
RU1A said I was "sixty over" on 20...probably not, but it was a great
confidence booster. Thanks for all the Q's and mults. George W1EBI
 
N4IQ   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   126,4402017-07-09 06:43:58
Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ Pt/Q
3.5 CW 77 121 5 8 1.6
7 CW 118 282 8 10 2.4
7 LSB 8 10 2 4 1.3
14 CW 124 360 8 12 2.9
14 USB 120 246 11 19 2.1
21 CW 38 80 3 3 2.1
21 USB 25 61 9 7 2.4
Total Both 510 1160 46 63 2.3
Score: 126,440 On time - 11 hours

Bands were better than I expected. Heavy QRN in the
evening. This is one of my favorite contests. Lots of
activity on both modes.

2x TS590's SO2R; 2x KWs; 160M C Windom (80 & 40M);
2x 40/20M SuperLoops NE/SW NW/SE(40 & 20M);
2x 80M C Windoms (15M); SDR Pans; N1MM+
 
VE3CV   SOABMixed LP   117,7332017-07-09 06:52:19
Good way to spend a cool July day. Lots of fun with 20m being open so late and
a good opening to south Pacific again, but did not hear one VK! Funny only JA
was worked on 20 around 1500Z! Nice to find AT1HQ lonely calling CQ on 20
around 0100Z over the pole. Thanks to KH6CJJ for a valiant effort to try to
pull me through on 80cw well after sunrise...just missed. Great activity by
all the HQ stations. All S&P effort. Thanks for the Qs, 73, Jeff VE3CV

Yaesu FT-1000MP (1995 vintage) with Inrad filters
100 Watts into
5 band DXE Hexxbeam at 45ft
GAP DX Voyager vertical for 40 and 80.
80m delta loop for 40 and 80.
80m doublet used as top loaded vertical at 55ft for 160.
 
K8CN   SOABCW QRP   150,9362017-07-09 06:53:29
I was able to devote more time to the contest this year (about double last
year's effort) including staying up until almost 0700Z when rate fell to near
zero. Although 20 meters provided some EU contacts near the starting time, it
wasn't until ~ 1630Z before I could work EU with less difficulty. There is
nothing more frustrating than hearing loud EU stations that can't hear my QRP
signal until propagation becomes more favorable, but that's the nature of this
game. 15 meters seemed to close relatively early, and 10 meters was still fun
with surprises, but nothing rare. 40 meters presents the same frustration as
20, only delayed until the 2100Z hour when I hear strong EU, but they can't
(yet) hear me.

A lightning storm with torrential rain came through about 1730Z and I was
forced to shut down and disconnect the antenna for a little more than an hour.
Requisite walks with the shack mascot dog, Leapin' Radio Jackson, took up more
time than I thought, and 2 hours of sleep from 0700Z to 0900Z may have cost me
a multiplier or two, but not many Qs.

I may have even worked a new DXCC entity for me (A3) in the wee hours on 20
meters - I love that band at odd times when it provides relief from 40 meters!
It was nice to pick up other PAC mults in the early morning on 40 meters -
always a thrill.

As always, I owe a great debt to all those patient ops who keep asking for
repeats of my callsign until they get it right - you make QRP contesting
rewarding! It was especially fun to work my Thursday night NS compatriots who
are accustomed to copying my puny signals at 40 WPM - I slow down for regular
contests, which probably makes their job a great deal easier!

73, and many thanks for the Qs/mults,

Mike, K8CN

Rig: K3 at 5 Watts; Lazy-H cut for 20 meters, hanging much too low, and Johnson
Matchbox keeps the K3 from complaining too much (except on 160 meters!).
 
N7MZW   SOABSSB LP   28,3682017-07-09 06:53:48
Icom IC706MK-2G at 90 watts output, Heil ProSet,ZS6BKW (revised G5RV) up 45
feet, running N-S at 6,053 feet elevation from apartment QTH in Laramie County
Wyoming. One good run on 40, but otherwise all Hunt and Pounce.Limited
operating time and equipment issues did not allow me to better my 2016 4th
place IARU SOLP U.S. and Canada win. Always a fun contest. Thanks for the Q's!

.......NOVEMBER SEVEN MANY ZEBRAS WALKING.........
 
ND9G   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   92,0222017-07-09 06:57:35
IC-7300, AL-80B, GAP Challenger DX
 
HA8GY   SOABCW HP   455,8402017-07-09 06:58:19
Rig: IC-746 + 300W
Ant: 4 band vertical (ECO) 20m high.

73 & DX
 
PS2T(PY2NY)   SOABMixed HP   1,478,3882017-07-09 06:58:40
Has been a pleasure to have Vitor again operating the station.
Propagation very poor on high bands but very good on 80.
Thanks for being on our log
Oms PY5EG
 
N5XE   SOABCW LP   44,5172017-07-09 06:58:57
Once again, had to QRT for thunderstorms in the area. It is almost as if I am
jinxed on contest weekends. This is the second or third contest this year that
I have had to QRT due to storms.

I still had a better score than last year, by about 4,000 points.
Interestingly, when compared to last year, the score was much lower for the
same number of QSO's. This is because I worked more North American stations
this year, and less from other continents. This reflects the poorer band
conditions for this year.

50 watts, tribander and wires
Yaesu FT2000
 
AA5VU   SOABMixed HP   6,0002017-07-09 07:00:15
63Q = 240 Points X 25 Mults = 6000 Total
 
K8AJS   SOAB(A)CW HP   274,8342017-07-09 07:01:28
And a good time was had. Thanks for the QSOs!

Rig: Elecraft K3 w/P3 & KPA500 amp 500 watts
Antennas: 160m Extended Inv L; 204-foot G5RV; 20/15m 3 el, 10m 4 el quad
Software: N1MM Logger+ v1.0.6495.0
 
N2WK   SOABCW HP   153,6482017-07-09 07:01:36
Remote from NNY, all S&P
 
N9VPV   SOAB(A)SSB LP   8,0802017-07-09 07:04:36
A little bit of casual S&P a couple of times, some during daylight hours,
and the rest up until just after midnight local time.
 
VA2WA   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,834,6882017-07-09 07:09:07
Thanks for all the QSO's!

73!

Victor
VA2WA / VA2WDQ

CGQ: http://www.contestgroupduquebec.com
Online Score Board: https://contestonlinescore.com
 
W9AV   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   74,5202017-07-09 07:10:05
I like this contest because of the simple exchange, but I was operating from my
second QTH, which is only 50 miles from home in Madison but in a different ITU
zone (7 versus 8) causing quite a few requests for repeats and confirmations of
the exchange.
 
W1AW/2(@MØRE)   Headquarters HP   6,068,8442017-07-09 07:11:06
Thanks to the ARRL for the privilege bestowed upon us to represent the league HQ
station in this years event.

Within NY State, we operated a distributed both-mode Multi using N1MM+ WAN
networking capability. All stations (for most of the contest) were in
continuous networked mode and able to chat, and pass stations from band-to-band
as requested.

8 Total Transmitters were used at 5 station locations.

10 PH/CW @ W2FU operated by W2FU and W2GN
15 CW @ K2UA operated by K2UA
15 PH @ K2SSS operated by K2SSS
20 CW @ W2FU operated by WJ20 and N2ZN
20 PH @ N2PP operated by N2PP
40 CW @ AB3CX operated by AB3CX
40 PH @ W2FU operated by AI2N and W2GN
80 PH/CW @ W2FU operated by NW2K
160 PH/CW @ W2FU operated by W2FU and N2ZN

How fun was this!!!

Jeff - W2FU
 
LZ3ZZ   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   53,2172017-07-09 07:18:58
Thanks All for Qso's!73 Aleko
 
N4CF   SOABMixed LP   77,3852017-07-09 07:23:32
My goal was to beat last year's award-winning 15K score. It was slow going at
first, but things picked up on Saturday evening with a slew of 5-pointers plus
some HQ stations. Mission accomplished!
 
KEØTT   SOABCW QRP   31,1792017-07-09 07:25:43
K3/10 at 5 watts to a pair of dipoles fed with ladder lines and tuners. Lots of
activity, enjoyed the fun. Even 15 and 10 M opened for a while. Had one hour
with 55 QSO's doing search & pounce, not bad for this op. Thanks for your
copy of my QRP sigs on your end. Notable Q's: k4bai, Hawaii on 80 M, Canary
Is. on 40 M, and two ZL's on 40 M. Again, not bad for this station and this
op. C U next time, 73, Dan ke0tt
 
KØVBU   SOAB(A)CW LP   16,0722017-07-09 07:26:04
K3; TH6DXX @ 50\'; 80/40 Trapped Inverted V @ 30\'

All day babysitting grandkids filled this weekend.
Just got a couple of hours in. Nice to hear all the HQ stations.
Thanks for the Q's.
73
Bill K0VBU
 
K2SG   SOAB(A)CW HP   372,9602017-07-09 07:30:30
Had a slow start Saturday morning. Conditions much improved here in SNJ
Saturday afternoon and evening. Enjoyable contest, thanks for the Q's.
 
K5RM   SOAB(A)CW HP   9,4232017-07-09 07:32:23
I was only able to put in a very short effort in this contest. Just playing
around with new Call. I have trouble with RF or something getting into my
signal since I've started running KW or more. Need to figure out what's going
on. Better grounding maybe and ferrite chokes?? Thanks for the Q's.

73's
John
K5RM
 
LU5DX   SOAB(A)CW HP   184,8572017-07-09 07:35:40
FTDX3000D + Vert GP
Yaesu FL 7000
SDRPlay + HDSDR + CW Skimmer
 
HP3SS   SOABCW HP   74,4002017-07-09 07:40:12
500W
Tower crew showed up on Saturday for much needed repairs.
Thanks for the QSOs.
73,
-Robby
 
SP1JQJ   SOABSSB HP   41,3602017-07-09 07:40:17
Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ Pt/Q
7 LSB 35 83 4 20 2,4
14 USB 124 388 11 32 3,1
21 USB 17 45 3 9 2,6
28 USB 1 1 0 1 1,0
Total Both 177 517 18 62 2,9
Score: 41 360
1 Mult = 2,2 Q's
 
XE2B   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   27,1952017-07-09 07:45:57
I had a blast on 40 and 80 Mtrs despite the reduced operating time (too many
family summer activities). Thanks for the Q's!
Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: XE2B
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: XE2B

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1300 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 8 4.2
1400 0 0 0 0 13 0 13 21 11.1
1500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 11.1
1600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 11.1
1700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 11.1
1800 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 23 12.2
1900 0 0 0 24 9 0 33 56 29.6
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 29.6
2100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 29.6
2200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 29.6
2300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 29.6
0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 29.6
0100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 57 30.2
0200 0 0 19 29 0 0 48 105 55.6
0300 0 2 51 0 0 0 53 158 83.6
0400 2 29 0 0 0 0 31 189 100.0
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 189 100.0
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 189 100.0
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 189 100.0
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 189 100.0
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 189 100.0
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 189 100.0
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 189 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 2 31 70 54 32 0 189

Gross QSOs=189 Dupes=0 Net QSOs=189

Unique callsigns worked = 153

The best 60 minute rate was 68/hour from 0317 to 0416
The best 30 minute rate was 90/hour from 0336 to 0405
The best 10 minute rate was 132/hour from 0207 to 0216

The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 1 times.
4 QSOs/minute 0 times.
3 QSOs/minute 5 times.
2 QSOs/minute 34 times.
1 QSOs/minute 101 times.

There were 9 bandchanges and 1 (0.5%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 1
4 117
5 52
6 14
7 5

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
08 1 13 16 21 8 0 59 31.2
07 1 10 19 13 8 0 51 27.0
06 0 6 17 12 2 0 37 19.6
04 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 3.2
REF 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 2.1
36 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 1.6
28 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1.6
IARU 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1.1
15 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1.1
13 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1.1
37 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1.1
ARRL 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1.1
URE 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1.1
01 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.5
61 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.5
SRAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.5
CARS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.5
FRC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.5
DARC 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.5
ARI 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.5
MRASZ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.5
RAC 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.5
11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.5
CRC 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.5
OVSV 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.5
HRS 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.5
27 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.5
------------------------------------------------------
Total 2 31 70 54 32 0 189

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 124
2 bands 23
3 bands 5
4 bands 1
5 bands 0
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 2 17 47 40 20 0
 
K2QMF   SOAB(A)CW HP   126,2432017-07-09 07:47:01
Always a fun Contest...
 
WA7LNW   SOAB(A)CW HP   507,0852017-07-09 07:47:43
One of my favorite contests! Made a 100% CW effort this year. Local
thunderstorms/lightning here in southwestern Utah kept me off the air for over
4+ hours. Propagation(20 meters and below) was pretty good for this time of
year. However, a solar storm arrived early Sunday morning. Lucky us!

Station: TS-480, KPA-500, HEX beam, 40, 80, 160 meter sloper antennas.
 
N4BCD   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   18,7272017-07-09 07:49:46
Used this event to bring up a new shack computer when old one crashed. N1MM+
worked flawlessly and looked much better on a big monitor. Rotor's been stuck
at 260 degrees for a few weeks.
 
NR4M   SOABCW HP   232,3172017-07-09 07:52:22
For the heck of it.

Steve
 
OZ4SOP(OZ4CG)   SOAB(A)CW LP   180,8402017-07-09 07:55:07
RIG: Kenwood TS590s (100W)
ANT: G5RV + 15m dipole
Software: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6495.0
 
OZ7BQ   SOABCW LP   12,6002017-07-09 07:55:43
Had too many activities this weekend, so only able to put a few hours into the
contest.
Good activity on 40M CW this time.
73 es good DX
OZ7BQ, Hans Jørgen (Joe).
 
N5AW/Ø   SOABCW LP   61,3802017-07-09 07:57:53
After serious entries from my home station the past three years for WRTC
qualification it was nice to be able to do a casual effort from our Colorado
home this year. Conditions not great but better than some of the forecasts.

Radio: K3 100 WATTS

Antennas:
G5RV at 8 meters
15M Moxon at 9 meters
20M GP

TR4W + Winkeyer

ARCHULETA COUNTY, CO
 
FP/KV1J   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   103,6452017-07-09 08:01:23
Very very slow for the first 8 hours. Almost nil. Got better once the crowd
moved to 40 meters and my small signal could rise above the noise floor. Ran a
lot on SSB but not spotted, so slow. Finally had a good run on 20M SSB with a
couple ZLs calling in. Enjoy S&P on CW but not running. I realize that
running there would get me the spots.

At a new QTH since house I operate from was sold unexpectedly last month.
Antenna on someone else's property so kept simple. 20M - 10M Spider beam at 4
meters high. Off centered dipole also only 4 meters up. Running 300-500
watts. Was mostly pointed to USA with occasional EU. Too rainy and windy to
go out in the tall grass to keep turning the antenna. EU did not seem to hear
me anyway except the HQ stations.
A lot of work for the small number of Q's but fun and hopefully surprised a few
ops with an FP QSO.

73, Eric FP/KV1J
 
VA3DF   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   453,5862017-07-09 08:10:01
As usual, it's a jungle out there...

73,

Doug
VA3DF
 
HA3OU   SOABCW HP   394,4582017-07-09 08:27:26
Thanks for the QSOs Guys!
73/DX
Joco
Ha3oU

RIG: YAESU FT-2000, AMERITRON AL-811 AMP [PWR MAX 500W OUT]
ANT: H/M 5B. HF6V VERTICAL
 
N6MU   SOABCW LP   82,9352017-07-09 08:32:27
Part time S&P. 73...

John, N6MU TS-570 & 5BTV
 
9A8CV(S53V)   SOAB(A)CW QRP   125,2862017-07-09 08:33:27
FT897D/5W , 8M Multiband vertical
 
VE3YT   SOAB(A)CW LP   174,8382017-07-09 08:34:12
Casual effort, on a little more than half the time. Spent four hours near the
beginning on the tower fixing an issue with my quad's connection to the mast --
nice day here for that. Worked several stations on four bands. 160 was great
last night. This was fun, thanks everyone. 73, Vic VE3YT
 
N5VR   SOABCW HP   21,3002017-07-09 08:38:30
Had hoped to work more zones and more 80M.
 
W9IIX   SOABMixed HP   162017-07-09 08:39:27
well, after 17 hours trying to get the computer, interface and radio talking to
each other from the stsrt of the contest, I finally got things going with the
help of w4tv and others, thanks guys, and was able to turn this big score. All
this computer/radio stuff is getting mighty old.......
 
RN3S   SOABCW LP   353,0882017-07-09 08:41:27
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0

CONTEST: IARU-HF
CALLSIGN: RN3S
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TIME: 24-HOURS
CLAIMED-SCORE: 353088
CLUB: RUSSIAN CW CLUB
NAME: Sergey Fedotow
ADDRESS: Zubkowoj 16/36-158
ADDRESS-CITY: Ryazan
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 390037
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Russia
EMAIL: rn3s@mail.ru
CREATED-BY: 5MContest ver.7.0.0
SOAPBOX: TRX IC-760Pro, PWR=100W, Ant - Inv. V 3.5/7Mhz, h=10m, l=25m,
SOAPBOX: Sloper 14Mhz, h=25m, l=30m.
END-OF-LOG:
 
W6SX   SOAB(A)CW HP   172,7002017-07-09 08:41:49
Couldn't sustain any runs during the day. Finally had a couple 100+ hours on
forty and eighty Saturday evening.

K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, N1MM+
 
K3PA   SOABMixed LP   628,8032017-07-09 08:49:42
Low power, no assist, no fill file to get ready for WRTC!
 
W7WHY   SOABCW HP   14,3642017-07-09 08:54:25
It was just too nice to stay inside the shack today. Spent time at the lake
instead. About 75% S&P with a couple of short runs inbetween.

It was fun while it lasted! Thanks for the Q's and 73.
Tom W7WHY

TS-450SAT + AL-811H ~500 watts

80 meter EFHW
40 meter Delta loop
20 meter HB 2-el monobander at 25 feet
15 meter used the 66 foot center fed zepp
 
IO3A(IV3HAX)   SOAB(A)CW LP   25,8402017-07-09 09:01:12
100 watt longwire 13m.
 
KC2WUF   SOABCW LP   4,9302017-07-09 09:01:50
Yaesu FTDX3000, MFJ-993B, MFJ-931 and 125 ft long wire antenna 12 feet high
 
W3EP   SOABCW HP   276,7922017-07-09 09:02:14
Propagation poor most of the contest, but bands seemed to come to life late in
the afternoon for a few hours. Very few Caribbean and South Americans on any
band, but perhaps that is usual for the IARU contest.

900W on all bands with:
10M: 6-ele
15M: 4-ele
20M: dipole
40M: dipole

Nice to be able to sustain short runs on 40M and 15M. Thanks to all who
replied. No remarkable QSOs. Worked only JA and 5B in Asia, CN in Africa, KH6,
VK, and ZL (all on 40M) in the Pacific.
 
EF3A(EA3KU)   SOABCW LP   149,7602017-07-09 09:07:40
TX/RX: IC765 ant: HF9V roof mounted 16 sintonized radials
 
N7WA   SOABCW HP   12,7842017-07-09 09:12:37
I usually come back from Field Day with my fill of radio for a while. Strangely,
I was looking to do some IARU which was a favorite contest in the past - I just
never seem to have time. This year was no exception with lots of yard work but
I needed a "rate" fix. So I made a deal with myself. Get on for a
couple hours in the evening.

Alas, the station was still totally tore down for Field Day. So, I plopped the
K3 down on the desk, hooked up the laptop and Winkeyer, and I was ready to go
in 20 minutes. No SO2R box, no panoramic display, no antenna switch so I was
stuck with 40M. Just a boy, his radio and a computer. Ok, I threw on the
amplifier too :>) but it was already there.

The wife and I watched a movie on Netflix and she headed for bed while I headed
for the radio room just before 10PM local. RATE! RATE! RATE! I had a blast for
an hour with just over 120 Q's in the first hour. Sure, it was mostly domestic
with a few South American's but it was fun. At 11PM local it was time to follow
my wife to bed but I set the alarm for 2AM.

At 2AM, I started working JA's and some other Pacific. Another hour at a nice
rate for another 80 Q's. Then it tailed off and I was off back to bed. Won't
win any categories with my score but I had some fun. That's the whole idea of
radio. Thanks for Q's everyone.
 
IZ3NVR   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   78,0122017-07-09 09:17:39
Had other duties on satuday so couldn't plan a more serious entry. Operated just
a few hours on sunday with only 1 radio and around 50-70W and a vertical antenna
for the high bands.

Had some fun and decent rates. Even got an answer from a US station and hoped
for 20m to open up for that direction but that didn't really happen. Overall
participation seemed a bit low compared to last years.

10m and 15m were really fun to work. Deep QSB made it hard sometimes to catch
callsigns but it's part of the game. 40m yielded an 86 Q/hour Europe run,
"fresh meat" effect I would say.

At 360Qs I stopped. Was busy during the evening and would have continued a few
more during the next day but unfortnuately at 1 AM local a summer storm hit and
left me with no working antennas except for a 10m one that was not even
erected.

Luckily no damages to the house or other issues but all the antennas got
damaged to some extent. There will be some work ahead.

See you in the upcoming contests

Stefano
 
WT2P   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   212,2822017-07-09 09:21:02
Fun contest! I got started about 2 hours late (I overslept) and I ended up
crashing about 2 hours early. Still with the time deficiency, I've managed to
set the bar high for future contest efforts from my modest station.

Previous Q total record in any contest from this QTH (1994-00, 2013-present)
was ~635, now the next goal is 800. I'm sure if I had those extra 4 hours I
lost I would've been able to push well over 800.

First time using SO2R in a high power environment. Nothing's blown up (yet) so
we're off to a great start! I do have some nagging noise I need to fix.
Overall, I was able to operate low power 80 and HP 40 with minimal
interference. I need to work on the 80M antenna before NAQP RTTY/CW to get it
resonant below 3600.

The bands were... interesting to say the least. I didn't work any EU until
around 18-1900Z which really impacted my score. I was pleasantly surprised that
15 was open and also a technique I was reminded of in P4 was to check 10M at the
top of the hour, so I dedicated the second radio to 10M and when I noticed
activity I could pounce while keeping up on either 20 or 15 with the other
radio. I never really got a good run going on 15, while I was able to achieve
that on 20M. had a 78 hour on 14004, then a 40 hour on 14061. 40M yielded a few
good run hours 59/58 hours on 7038 and a small SSB run on 7139 around 0200Z.

Many thanks for the SMC members who called in. I used the SMC Member History
file and when I could I tried to throw in a little GO SMC.

Stats:
SO2R:
114 2nd radio Q's (10 & 80CW) - 107 2nd radio q's on 80, 7 on 10.


Run Q's: 289, S&P: 496
This is total opposite of last year when I was wanted DX and could attract a
frequency for hours! However, in looking at the timeseries, at night when I
went to 40 and 80 and was able to practice 2 band synchronized CQ that
certainly helped. Towards the end I maintained a CQ on 80M and did s&p 40.
I was still able to yield a handful of contacts in the last 3 hours I
operated.

73
WT2P
 
NA6O(@N6RO)   SOAB(A)CW HP   358,6202017-07-09 09:22:44
Had a really good time this year. My goal was 1000 Qs at 12 hours, but spent
more time searching for mults than running so came up short. Only operated
until early evening Saturday so that I could get home before all the drunks hit
the road. All the bands seemed to be in great shape. Lots of EU on 20 and 40,
and 15 was open and busy most of the day. Didn't get on 10 cuz I forgot where
the mystery antenna switch was, but it looked like there was good activity
there too.

K3EST joined me in the afternoon and we were thinking of going multi-single but
the 10-minute rule with no exception for mults is really discouraging for that.

Thanks to Ken for use of the station and to Bob for all the fun times.
 
YV5EN   SOABCW LP   329,7662017-07-09 09:25:11
No 160m neither 80m antennas in my QTH. Just a Vertical multiband AV-14AVQ from
Hy-Gain
 
EF6T(EA3AIR)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,453,4192017-07-09 09:27:22
See you next time guys.

73 de Julio ea3air
 
KA6JLT   SOABCW LP   3252017-07-09 09:28:37
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's ARRL IARU HF Contest Log 4.4
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CALLSIGN: KA6JLT
LOCATION: NV
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 20M
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-TIME: 6-HOURS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: TB-WIRES
CLAIMED-SCORE: 325
OPERATORS: KA6JLT
NAME: Rob Walker
ADDRESS: 4800 KIETZKE #26
ADDRESS-CITY: RENO
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: NV
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 89502
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: U.S.A.
EMAIL: ka6jlt@itl.cc
END-OF-LOG:
 
SP4LVK   SOABSSB QRP   51,4802017-07-09 09:34:16
RIG:FT-950 PWR:5 ANT:2elDeltaLoop & LongWire 50m
 
KC7V(@K8IA)   SOABCW LP   191,6642017-07-09 09:37:30
Thanks go to Bob K8IA for letting me do a simple remote into his station for
IARU.

I used a Bencher Skyhawk for 10-20 which is fixed at 45 feet due east at 90
degrees. I used his 3 element 40m yagi at 70 feet. We take down the 80m
vertical after WPXCW to prepare for the summer thunderstorm season. It usually
starts right around July 1 in AZ. This year we were lucky with no lightning
storms but did get a little rain. His 80m is not built to withstand heavy
winds and storms.

So, for simplicity, I skipped 80/160 for this contest. Overall I thought
conditions were decent but there were slow times during the day on Saturday.
It was good early, then slow, and picked up again later afternoon-early
evening. 40 was strong for a while. I spent a fair amount of time during the
day on S&P for mults.

I went to sleep around 05:30z Saturday evening. I have a busy day Sunday and
need to be alert. I got up for the last 90 minutes only to find 40m in a
serious funk. Running 100w no longer cut it. I made 10 QSO's in that 90
minutes, but luckily two of them were mults.

I worked more EU that expected, given the beam is pointed well away from EU.
But I also called some EU that did not hear me. Such is the game. Overall I
cannot complain. I worked a bunch of contesting friends, had fun and will be
ready to do it again this fall.

73,
Mike KC7V
 
S56A   SOAB(A)CW LP   709,8302017-07-09 09:37:58
Better EU summer short skip expected but great USA condx overnight! Just one VK
and ZL, no KH6, SE Asia seemed easy. Some BY with good ears, others hopeless.
Shack was hot, little Samoyed assistance :-)

73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU
 
I2IFT   SOAB(A)CW HP   365,4242017-07-09 09:42:27
Only few hours late evening and in the night. Good conditions on 20m. Great fun
with NA also on 40m. Cu in the next test.
Ciao de Giovanni I2IFT
 
NØAC(@NØAC/Ø)   SOABCW LP   8,9462017-07-09 09:44:33
Operated a few hours Sat evening.

Bill, N0AC
At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, 7100\'

Rig 1-FT1000MP~100w
Antenna 1-HyGain HyTower Jr.
Antenna 2-2 Element 20m vertical array

Rig 2-Ten Tec Omni VI~100w
Antenna 1-40m Dipole
Antenna 2-15m 2 Element vertical dipole array

Software-N1MM+
 
WJ9B   SOABCW HP   962,3972017-07-09 09:45:59
Eu is good here at around 0330Z but by then most Eu stations are on 80m. No EU
heard on 80m. JA activity was good. Good Es on 15m.

73, wj9b
 
KØMD   SOAB(A)CW HP   62,2282017-07-09 09:49:19
Rigs: Icom 7851 + 7800
Amp: Acom 2000A on the 7851, low power on the 7800 (100 watts)as I did not turn
on my Expert 1.3
Antennas: Force 12 stacks - C49XR yagis x 3 for 15/20 and Magnum 240 n x 2 for
40 meters

Comments: Limited operating time as Summer weather allowed for yard work and
other chores
Great conditions to EU when I was on the air - appreciated all of the EU
stations who called me
I really enjoyed working CE3CT in Chile who spent time at Dayton with the MWA
table at the Contest Dinner

I practiced running on two bands using dueling CQ's - or the Synchronized
Dueling CQ runs to work on my So2R skills.

I enjoyed working the 40 meter stations on low power.
 
W9RE   SOABCW HP   1,695,2502017-07-09 09:52:04
Very nice that dire propagation predictions didn't come through this weekend.

For all next year's WRTC participants making the trip I sure hope conditions
are like this or better.

It was a rate fest until 0900z when things finally slowed.

I experienced very good conditions for this weekend and totally enjoyed the
contest. Thanks to all for making it happen. Pretty sure this is a PB.
 
OL8M(OK4RQ)   SOABCW LP   381,6962017-07-09 09:55:07
I was QRV only about 11 hours ... I tried to do as many multipliers as possible
But on Sunday morning the problem was to make HQ stations from the EU at 15 and
10 m / some I at 20 m / s. I heard, but 100 W and vertical did not get it

73 Pavel OL8M /OK4RQ
 
W3FIZ   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   55,9362017-07-09 09:58:49
Banda were for the most part pretty good. Had fun for a few hours. Thanks to all
the stations that came back to my CQ'S. See all in the next one.

Pat/W3FiZ
 
WBØSND/4   SOABCW QRP   12,4742017-07-09 10:00:28
We are on vacation and I brought my little FT-817 and TransWorld portable
vertical dipole antenna. Not much time to operate having to spend a lot of
time with family. I must say QRP with a compromise antenna is
challenging....especially on 40. Forget 80 and 160! I had a lot of fun.
Should have brought a 100 watt radio. So frustrating so many just could not
hear me. I apologize to those who struggled so to get my call right!
 
WO9S   SOABCW LP   22,9052017-07-09 10:02:08
Nice to hear band open to Pacific after 0300Z.
 
KØEJ   SOABCW HP   1,063,6032017-07-09 10:07:52
interesting mix of condx between solar, Es, and static crashes.

73, Mark K0EJ
 
WI2E   SOABCW LP   337,1462017-07-09 10:10:40
I struggled on 20M early in the contest (I could hardly believe how few European
stations I had worked by 3 PM local time), but 15M and 10M definitely exceeded
my expectations. The highlight of the contest for me was 40M at sundown here
in eastern Pennsylvania; Europe was loud, and I was going through on one call
like I was running a KW to a yagi rather than 100W to a vertical. 160M improved
throughout the night, and I ended up with my highest QSO and multiplier totals
on Top Band for me in this contest (not that these are all that much, but with
100W to a 1/4 wave 80M inverted L, I'll take it!).

Equipment:
K3, K3S, microHAM u2R, K9AY loop, an assortment of low dipoles (35 ft. is as
high as they get here), the 80M 1/4 wave inverted L, and a number of antenna
tuners.

In short, it was fun, and I'm looking forward to next year!

73,
Joe
WI2E
 
NF4A   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   311,9822017-07-09 10:12:38
Lost 8+ hours due to severe thunderstorms including a rare one at 3am. Thanks to
all who called me. There seemed to be plenty of activity. Hope to see many of
you in Germany next year at WRTC 2018 !
 
WO1N   SOABCW LP   85,9202017-07-09 10:15:01
Station: FTdx5000, C3-SS@38', 40MDipole@50', 80MVertDipole, N1MM+

A somewhat uninspired effort with typical summer conditions. It always cracks
me up when I can work Eu HQ stations on 15M at 8:00 PM local.

73 - Ken - WO1N
 
WA3AER   SOAB(A)CW HP   87,7662017-07-09 10:18:18
Part time S&P operation due to other weekend activity. Glad to have been
able to squeeze in 9 hours.
Lots of fun operating solely CW this time. The original goal was 100 Qs, but
when the morning session accrued 100, the goal changed when I got back to the
station in the evening. It was -so- tempting to keep going! But the 80M QRN
tired me out.
N1MM+ macros, spots, the K3 decoder and P3, and head copy all collaborated in
this effort. And, overall, it was a less tiring operation than previous years
when I'd done SSB.
TU for all the Qs!

Eqt.: K3 / P3
Acom 1000
Hexbeam and 80M/40M loaded dipole
N1MM+

73,
Ted
 
KE2D   SOABCW LP   31,2842017-07-09 10:21:37
Wish I'd had more time to operate. Only had a few hours late Saturday and about
an hour just before the end on Sunday morning. Never found John & Bud,
DR5F. Hope you did well and had a good time in Germany. Good luck next year
guys. Go FRC!
 
K2NV/VE3   SOABCW LP   36,0182017-07-09 10:28:51
Operating from our sailboat near St. Catherines, ON
 
DR4W   M/S HP   1,052,9522017-07-09 10:55:27
Practicing for WRTC 2018, we were unable to travel to Germany but, thanks to
DJ0QN, DL4NAC, and their outstanding remote location, we were able to
participate effectively from California. We were in it to learn, not to
maximize score, and we accomplished our goals. Operating SSB from Europe
remains a challenge but CW was great fun.
 
K7ZS   SOAB(A)CW HP   126,6882017-07-09 11:00:31
Part time effort due to family obligations. Bands were in good shape and great
participation.

Great contest format ... short, pick your mode or do both, and everyone works
everyone.

Lots of fun!

73 Kevin K7ZS
 
K8FU   SOABCW LP   79,1272017-07-09 11:11:51
Pro ll

End Fed Half Wave @50' Over the Rutabaga fields and Through My Neighbors Barn
 
WO4O   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,000,1202017-07-09 11:17:00
Better results than 2016. Less op time and more sleep. Fun!
 
OE1CIW   SOABCW LP   166,7322017-07-09 11:28:26
Nice conditions on 20 and 40 meters during the night to USA and Canada. Heard
some interesting stations like 8N3HQ on 40m, LU1AW/X and LU4AA/F on 20 m but
finally could not manage to work them with my dipoles in the attic. Got some
contacts on 160 and 10 meters as well.

K3/100+P3, Begali HST II, DXLog 2.3.13
 
W6KC   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   23,4582017-07-09 11:36:34
All S&P mainly working zones and HQs. My last QSO was with N1MM. Thanks
Tom & team for all you do!


K3S, AL80B, N1MM+
TA33jr @ 30 Ft
40M/80M Inverted-V @ 30 Ft

73, Jim W6KC
 
DL9JON   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   56,1602017-07-09 11:37:29
Vy poor conds on 15 and 10m this year. Testing the propagation with some runs on
20m to asia/oceania. The OptiBeam OB16-5 @ 34ft works vy well. Thanks to all.
See you next year.
73's and good DX from Heiko, DL9JON
 
VE7JKZ   SOABCW HP   75,2402017-07-09 11:39:41
Pleased to hear some EU in the afternoon and work them using a simple doublet
antenna.
 
N4ZZ   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,116,4002017-07-09 11:40:17
My first time to stay up all night operating this contest contest. My good
friend
Ted w4nz has been doing it for years and we always joke about it. So I finally
did
it before I get too old and don't want to do it. HI
It was fun except for a period between 3am to 5am local time in the morning
that was
hard to stay with it. Had to get up and walk around the room for few minutes.
Thanks for the Qs and the repeats! Hope to do it again next year.
73, Don n4zz
 
K1LT   SOABCW LP   138,2402017-07-09 11:41:15
Getting on the IARU HF Championship forced me to finish reassembling
my station after field day. It also was an opportunity to test the
integration of the new tower-born beam and to compare the performance
of the 100-foot high X7 with the 60-foot high X7. The 100-foot
antenna is about 300 feet southeast of the 60-foot antenna.

So far, the 2 antennas seem to perform nearly identically. Perhaps
confirmation bias makes me suggest that the higher beam may provide
half a db better signal to noise ratio for very weak Asian signals.
More significantly, the 2 antennas seem to hear different local
noises, a phenomenon that needs more investigation.

I didn't plan to spend a lot of time operating and I didn't get on
until the middle of the afternoon so I missed 15 meters. Later I took
a few hours off to keep up with the mowing.

I tried the point and pounce method of working people to place an
emphasis on multipliers, but I found that I could find new stuff to
work just about as fast by tuning as by clicking. Perhaps there are
fewer casual contesters on in the summertime to provide spots.

I tried several times to work E2HQ, but the best result was K1? After
that he faded a bit and could not hear me any more. I was running low
power. I couldn't hear several other far away HQ stations like DX0HQ
and YE0HQ.

The other observation about low power is that I could work just about
everyone I could hear, but I usually had to wait longer for the
popular stations. It seemed like I could work weaker signals easier
than the strong ones, but maybe there is some bias towards expecting
strong signals to be easy.

Equipment: K3 and P3; Cushcraft X7 up 100 feet, Cushcraft X7 up 60
feet, full sized 40 meter vertical at ground level, full sized 80
meter vertical at ground level, 65-foot 160 meter "tee" vertical.
Beverages for receive on the low bands (didn't fire up the phased
arrays).
 
K4AFE   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   101,5652017-07-09 11:44:48
Thanks for the QSOs from all over the world to West Tennessee! Conditions were
surprisingly good most of the time. I logged lots of CWOps and many others as
well. Thanks for the great fun!! Had a blast.

Come visit our site: http://www.deepdixiecc.org

Kenwood TS-990S
MFJ-998 Tuner
Ameritron ALS-600PS
102ft G5RV
520ft 160m Horizontal Loop
Cushcraft R8 Vertical
K9AY Receive Array
 
K6AW(@W6RFU)   SOAB(A)CW HP   102,5732017-07-09 11:44:58
Noise! Thanks for the q's.
 
K7QA   SOABCW LP   207,5362017-07-09 11:45:32
Lots of strong EU on 20 most all day long. But summer condx and high QRN made
the beverage antennas invaluable. Had to use them for receiving on all bands.
Had to turn off the K2 rx preamp just to hear many signals in the noise. Sorry
for asking for so many repeats guys.

73, Tom
 
VYØERC(VE3KTB)   SOAB(A)SSB LP   30,4502017-07-09 11:47:11
A favourite contest and fun to do from 80N! Yes, there really is a zone 75 and I
really am there. Challenging operation due to local conditions. Had hoped for
better but lost a considerable amount of seat time for various reasons. I was
really hoping for a second band to open, but no luck. I probably would have
missed it anyway.
 
N6PN   SOABCW LP   111,6152017-07-09 11:50:54
Elecraft K3 100 watts, HF6V and Bravo 5A verticals, dipoles, G5RV jr

This contest served as an excellent test of my newly installed ground-mounted
Butternut HF6V vertical. It passed the audition! I now have 160 meter
capability and am hearing really well on that band. I had lots of fun in this
contest, particularly after sunset.
 
K7RI   M/S HP   477,2072017-07-09 11:54:21
Thanks to Walt, Chuck, and Dennis for sticking with it less than great
conditions. And thanks to everyone who worked or tried to work us.
 
KK4XX   SOAB(A)CW LP   87,2302017-07-09 12:02:14
I enjoyed this more than the longer contests!
 
S5ØHQ   Headquarters HP   16,817,2032017-07-09 12:08:27
46 ops from 21 locations, N1MM Logger+ network

160CW: S50N, S52K, S52X, S53X, S57AV
160SSB: S53O, S54W
80CW: S52AW, S53F, S51Z, S57Z
80SSB: S58M, S57AW, S56M, S53K, S57M, S56P, S51IV
40CW: S51F, S57L, S51YI
40SSB: S51FB, S51ZO, S53ZO, S55HH, S54O, S55DK, S52W
20CW: S57DX, S52GP, S57XX, S52RO
20SSB: S50K, S53WW, S51FB, S51ZO, S53ZO, S55HH, S51DB
15CW: S50A, S51ZJ, S55O, S50XX
15SSB: S57AL, S51DS, S52ZW, S57UN, S52EZ
10CW: S50R, S50U, S54W
10SSB: S58M, S57AW, S56M, S53K, S51DS

TNX for QSOs

For S50HQ team
Robert, S57AW
 
K9CT   SOAB(A)CW HP   761,1682017-07-09 12:09:31
Part time operation....late start and breaks for meetings with visitors. I like
this contest and it is fun...especially on cw. Good rates and good operators.
Lots of CWops members!

Condx seemed pretty good....maybe some absorption on the signals starting
mid-contest. I heard multipath and some polar flutter as the evening
progressed.

I was using a FlexRadio 6700 and the Maestro. The software is the soon to be
released 2.0. This was part of the testing before release. No problems......

Good fun! Thanks for the QSOs.
 
RL5A   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,814,0712017-07-09 12:13:55
IC-7800 ACOM-1000 (about 1 kW)
Ant: 160 - Dipole, 80 - Force 12 KIT 80 m, 40 - Optibeam - 2 eL, 20,15,15 stack
- 3 el x 2 - 20 m, 4x2 - 15 m, 4x2 - 10 m
 
WI9WI   SOABCW HP   236,3042017-07-09 12:16:43
Better conditions than anticipated after the dire forecast. Nice short skip
early on 10 and 15. Eighty percent NA, fifteen percent Europe. I live in zone
8, but was operating in zone 7. The prefills confuse many people. As always
copy what you hear. Good fun.
73
Jim WI9WI
 
K3JT   SOABCW HP   385,5202017-07-09 12:26:20
NO 160 antenna this year. Maybe next year! Highlights working XW1IC on 15m
in the morning and having 9Q6BB and 9J2BO call me on 15m. Struggled to find
the right settings to hear on 80M with storm QRN and trying to figure out the
the new rig on that band. Sorry for the confusion and for being an alligator at
times.
 
W7CAR   SOABSSB HP   12,4562017-07-09 12:27:51
Had a tough time being heard. Should have spent far more hours.
 
WB6OTS   SOABCW HP   12,7752017-07-09 12:28:20
Many Thunderstorms. Interesting prop to Europe late afternoon, at least from
southeaster AZ. But as always great fun!
 
NØRC   SOABSSB LP   32017-07-09 12:40:56
Antenna issues kept me out of this one
 
W7YAQ   SOABCW QRP   167,4662017-07-09 12:42:42
Pretty darn good conditions this year, with all bands represented. Surprised at
getting out ok with QRP on the low bands. Running QRP one gets a really good
picture of who has low noise and good antennas. The good ears award goes to
CX1AA for pulling me out on 80. Never could work T40HQ and ZL6QH, though heard
them on several bands. 6-banders were K0RF and WA7LNW, thanks to E skip on 10.

K3 at 5 watts.

Lots of fun and great activity in this unique contest.

73 and thanks for the Qs,
Bob W7YAQ
 
N6ZFO   M/S HP   217,1522017-07-09 12:44:04
Good conditions, especially to Europe and Central Asia on 20m. Smattering of
JA's on 80m, none heard on 160. Missed 6 hours while picking up guests in
Santa Rosa Saturday night. South America and Africa seemed under-represented.
Caught what was, maybe, an Es opening to Ohio on 10m plus one near-by QSO.

73 Bill n6zfo Bill N0KQ
 
ED7O(EA7EU)   SOAB(A)SSB HP   1,040,8792017-07-09 12:45:01
Poor DX coonditions in general except on 20 meter where sometimes you can get
Qsos from everywhere around the world.

All The station performed very well during the contest, always thanks to my
brother Juanma EC5AN from www.HAMBUY.es for his support.

New toys are comming soon to ED7O Contest Station.

Thanks to all the participants.

Mni 73

Pedro,EA7EU
www.ED7O.COM
 
W9PA   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   546,3892017-07-09 12:47:38
K3, P3,Acom 1000, Skyhawk, 40M Moxon, 80M Dipole, 1/4 wave slanted wire on 160
Software: DXLog by 9A5K Low Power on 80M

Better conditions than expected. Was only going to do a couple of hours on
Saturday afternoon but it's hard to quit when things are working
 
NU1AW/5   Headquarters HP   3,652,4882017-07-09 12:48:00
Thanks to the IARU for selecting Louisiana to operate the IARU headquarters
station during this contest.

We operated as a distributed multi-multi operation.

Three host stations with 14 operators

Host Stations: KN5O, KA5M, W5WZ

Ops at W5WZ: WM5H W5WZ W5LA K5ER KV8S
3 transmitters

Ops at KA5M: KA5M KG5VK
1 transmitter

Ops at KN5O: KN5O NO5W K2FF K5YG W5XU N5HZ KG5HVO
2 transmitters

View the detailed report at:
http://w5wz.com/sh5/w5wz/2017/2017_iaru-hf_nu1aw_5/
 
W4CMG   SOAB(A)SSB LP   3,2762017-07-09 12:57:30
IARU Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2017-07-08

CallSign Used : W4CMG
Operator(s) : W4CMG

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 08
Gridsquare : JJ00AA

Name : Catherine Goodrich
Address : 2726 Bluefield Ave
City/State/Zip : Nashville TN 37214
Country : UNITED STATES

ARRL Section : TN
Club/Team : Tennessee Contest Group
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6495.0

Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ Pt/Q
3.5 1 1 1 0 1.0
7 29 77 9 6 2.7
14 18 32 5 4 1.8
21 3 7 2 1 2.3
Total 51 117 17 11 2.3


Score : 3,276
Rig : Kenwood TS 480

Antennas : G5RV

Soapbox :


I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
established for amateur radio in my country. My report is
correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be
bound by the decisions of the Contest Committee.
 
K4SBZ   SOAB(A)SSB HP   50,6012017-07-09 12:58:30
As expected, band conditions were poor. Not many DX stations available. Spent
most of my time chasing HQ mults and filling in with US and Canadian stations.


Rig is a Yaesu FTdx5000 with an SPE Expert 1K-FA amp and an 80-10 mtr OCF
dipole.
 
YV4RDC   SOABSSB LP   47,4722017-07-09 13:00:58
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: YV4RDC
CLUB:
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 47472
OPERATORS: YV4RDC
NAME: RODRIGO
ADDRESS: SECTOR EL RINCON, AVE 170.
ADDRESS: VILLAS I'AKI, NRO. 23
ADDRESS-CITY: NAGUANAGUA
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: CA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 2005
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: VENEZUELA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6495.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
NN5O   SOAB(A)CW HP   91,6982017-07-09 13:01:05
Rather casual effort here, since I had so many interruptions on Saturday.
Nonetheless, was happy to work so many global friends.

I enjoyed using the Contest Online Score Board, thanks to our VE2 friends for
setting this up. It really helped me push to overcome the score of my Deep
Dixie Contest Club (http://deepdixiecc.org) buddy, John McVey, K4AFE. Barely
passed him. He's a really good op, because he knows the value of BIC!

And, I got spotted twice while running. Thanks to those two guys who helped me
by doing that.

73,
--Dr. Larry S. Anderson, NN5O #1327
Tupelo, MS (birthplace of Elvis)
Rig: Ten-Tec Orion 565AT ~100w into 400 foot horizontal loop up 40 feet
 
K3WJV   SOAB(A)CW HP   463,7782017-07-09 13:01:09
No real so2r operating even though when I do so2r its only using the FT1K on 40
or 80. Used it on 40 and the K3 for the other bands. Also didn't do much
running. Not sure if it was condx or the fact that a lot of EU was working
other EU and for the 1st 7 or 8 hours sigs were weak so I wasn't getting a lot
of runs going. The rbn kept me pretty busy. Had a lot of fun.

Rural location 1255' ASL
FT1000MP & Alpha 89
40mtr inv vee @55ft

K3/P3 & Acom 2000A
2el K4KIO 6 band Hexbeam @24ft G-450A rotor & Green Heron
Inv vees for 80m & 40m with trapped 160m @55ft

Palstar HF-AUTO manually re-arranged between stns when necessary
WinKeyer USB & Vibroplex paddle

Rx ants - 200ft NE/SW kd9sv rbogs staggered & spaced @ 66ft - DXE ncc-2

SO2R >> TopTen DxDoubler-Band Aides-relays-W2VJN stubs

N1MM+ contest logger & DxLab master logger
 
K2LE(@K2LE/1)   M/S HP   1,130,3042017-07-09 13:07:09
Remote operation from our respective homes in NY and NH to VT.
Actually single-op, single TX, tag-team effort, lots of rest periods, a a lot
of fun

Internet speed still a limiting factor in trying to use rotators on multiple
towers - work in process..

Tnx for all those calls..

Andy
K2LE
 
K7SV   SOABCW LP   725,4642017-07-09 13:07:59
The IARU was once again an enjoyable summer contest. Low flux impacted the
highest bands as expected and the low bands were quite noisy. Fortunately there
were still Qs to be made on the high bands and low band conditions made it
possible to work through the noise.

Rig - K3/K3/DX Doubler

Antennas - Dipoles
 
AD1C   SOAB(A)CW LP   87,8142017-07-09 13:10:29
Radio: Yaesu FTDX-5000, 100 watts
Antennas: Hy-Gain AV-640 vertical
1/2 size G5RV dipole in attic
Software: WriteLog for Windows

I made two phone QSOs, but am entering CW-only. So the score is a tad higher
than it should be.
 
W1WEF   SOABCW LP   164,6402017-07-09 13:12:19
Enjoyed a very casual effort using my new IC7300 at the summer QTH on Cape Cod.
I really love this little radio. Antennas are a TH6@60 ft, and a 40M dipole
from the tower to a tree. JACK W1WEF
 
KI6OY   SOABCW LP   5,1702017-07-09 13:23:03
100 watts and wire in a tree
 
WS7L   SOAB(A)CW HP   297,2062017-07-09 13:27:25
Wonderful condx on 20 m here to EU, with some signals being heard almost the
whole 24 hours, but no EU on any other band. The band was so packed that at
first I was getting a better rate in terms of actual points by S&P. I could
run 70 per hour and get mostly 1 and 3 pointers, or S&P and pick up 60
5-pointers. Then once I had them cleaned out, I ran a lot.

Nearly doubled my score from last year. Half again the Q's and lots more
multipliers.

Thanks to all and especially the HQ and IARU stations who called in on my runs,
and all of you who spotted me.

Stations logged on all five bands I worked were K5GN, W7RN, N5ZO, K9NW, PJ2HQ,
N7VM, NU1AW/5, W1AW/2

73, Carl WS7L
K-Line, SteppIR DB-18 up 20 m + assorted verticals.
 
LN2HQ   Headquarters HP   2,000,7702017-07-09 13:33:04
Thanks for all calling LN2HQ

Lot of murphy with DX log in network, but few ran N1MM , and we lost few
operator due sickness.

QTH 160, 80m SSB, 40m SSB and 20ssb @ LA4C,
160 CW, 80 CW ,40 Cw, 15 CW at LA2HFA
15m SSB and 10m SSB @ LA7VK
 
PJ4DX   SOABSSB HP   532,1252017-07-09 13:35:00
Only a part-time entry this year. Conditions seemed very poor to North America
but reasonable towards Europe. Nothing at all from Africa apart from EA8,
Oceania apart from ZL6HQ, and only a few JA, 5B and 4X from Asia. All very
disappointing, but I suppose we have to get used to this for the next few
years! S9+20dB summer QRN meant not a single QSO on 160m, but some of the
EU HQ stations had good signals on 80m. EF4HQ was the only station I worked
on the 5 bands 10-80m. Rig: FT-2000, amp: Acom 1500 at 1kW to Spiderbeam at
30ft and 40m and 80m quarter-wave verticals.
 
KD4D(@N3HBX)   M/S HP   2,027,1302017-07-09 13:35:04
It was a privilege to join John Evans, N3HBX, at his contest station in
Poolesville, MD, for another IARU. Last year, we had a 196 hour on 40 meters
when it opened to Europe Saturday night and I was looking forward to that again
this year.

The Saturday evening opening to Europe wasn't nearly as good as last year. The
opening around European sunrise, though, was great Sunday morning. Our 40 CW
QSO totals were well behind last year until that opening, including a 122 QSO
hour on 40CW at 0500Z! Our best hour was mostly on 20 SSB Saturday afternoon
(130 QSOs).

The last few hours were a struggle doing S&P mostly on 20 meters. We could
hear and work European stations but couldn't maintain a run.

Hourly rates by band:
Day Hr 1.8 3.5 7 14 21 28 Tot Accum
2017-07-08 12 0 0 0 45 29 0 74 74
2017-07-08 13 0 0 0 79 12 0 91 165
2017-07-08 14 0 0 0 95 20 0 115 280
2017-07-08 15 0 0 0 92 36 0 128 408
2017-07-08 16 0 0 0 80 20 11 111 519
2017-07-08 17 0 0 0 88 0 16 104 623
2017-07-08 18 0 0 0 51 23 5 79 702
2017-07-08 19 0 0 0 84 15 0 99 801
2017-07-08 20 0 0 0 109 0 0 109 910
2017-07-08 21 0 0 0 130 0 0 130 1040
2017-07-08 22 0 0 14 91 0 0 105 1145
2017-07-08 23 0 0 91 30 0 0 121 1266
2017-07-09 00 0 15 81 0 0 0 96 1362
2017-07-09 01 0 22 70 0 0 0 92 1454
2017-07-09 02 10 23 48 0 0 0 81 1535
2017-07-09 03 0 20 87 0 0 0 107 1642
2017-07-09 04 0 0 111 8 0 0 119 1761
2017-07-09 05 0 0 122 0 0 0 122 1883
2017-07-09 06 0 10 46 16 0 0 72 1955
2017-07-09 07 0 0 98 0 0 0 98 2053
2017-07-09 08 0 24 25 0 0 0 49 2102
2017-07-09 09 0 15 10 13 0 0 38 2140
2017-07-09 10 0 0 0 46 0 0 46 2186
2017-07-09 11 0 0 0 47 8 0 55 2241
2017-07-09 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2242
Total 0 10 129 803 1104 164 32 2242 2242

and by Mode:
Day Hr CW LSB USB Tot Accum
2017-07-08 12 74 0 0 74 74
2017-07-08 13 87 0 4 91 165
2017-07-08 14 20 0 95 115 280
2017-07-08 15 36 0 92 128 408
2017-07-08 16 111 0 0 111 519
2017-07-08 17 104 0 0 104 623
2017-07-08 18 68 0 11 79 702
2017-07-08 19 83 0 16 99 801
2017-07-08 20 0 0 109 109 910
2017-07-08 21 10 0 120 130 1040
2017-07-08 22 105 0 0 105 1145
2017-07-08 23 121 0 0 121 1266
2017-07-09 00 96 0 0 96 1362
2017-07-09 01 92 0 0 92 1454
2017-07-09 02 33 48 0 81 1535
2017-07-09 03 45 62 0 107 1642
2017-07-09 04 119 0 0 119 1761
2017-07-09 05 122 0 0 122 1883
2017-07-09 06 72 0 0 72 1955
2017-07-09 07 42 56 0 98 2053
2017-07-09 08 35 14 0 49 2102
2017-07-09 09 35 3 0 38 2140
2017-07-09 10 46 0 0 46 2186
2017-07-09 11 55 0 0 55 2241
2017-07-09 12 1 0 0 1 2242
Total 0 1612 183 447 2242 2242

Our
 
N8II   SOABMixed LP   436,6382017-07-09 13:50:03
Peaches,PEACHES! Many man hours have been spent this week dealing with my
incredible bumper crop. I can peel and slice peaches better than I can
contest,Hi!
So between the fruit and XYL's need to walk and me having to do household
chores a big effort was not to be.
 
SN7D(SQ7D)   SOAB(A)SSB HP   829,3502017-07-09 13:54:45
I was lucky. At saturday and sunday there was no rain at all like previous days.
No storms, no heavy wind - just some QRN. WX was great. Score is much better
than year ago thanks to good activity in EU. Propagation was not bad, I was
suprised of it. I expected much worse conditions. 160m and 80m just for some HQ
multis. Most activity were on 40 and 20m. 15m and 10m were ... just for some HQ
multis :)




Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ Pt/Q
1,8 48 70 4 22 1,5
3,5 41 61 4 24 1,5
7 492 1182 16 39 2,4
14 769 2149 33 41 2,8
21 74 196 10 21 2,6
28 14 28 3 8 2,0
Total 1438 3686 70 155 2,6
Score: 829 350
1 Mult = 6,4 Q's
Multi summary 225

Thanks for all contacts. Sorry for poor LIVE transmission on youtube. I did't
manage with sound form receivers to S6 smartphone but it will be fixed at next
contest.

Matt SQ7D/SN7D
 
NI7R   SOAB(A)CW LP   102,2362017-07-09 14:00:00
It was fun to work so many HQ stations when 20 and 40 meters were open to Europe
from coastal SC. 40 meters was really jumping with loud EU signals Saturday
night until a big thunderstorm decided to roll through this area shutting me
down for several hours. I barely got my vertical down before the storm hit. By
the time the storm was over, EU signals had weakened. I did work my very first
JA from SC. LOL I worked several Arizona Outlaws. Thanks for the 3 pointers.
 
K7BTW   M/S HP   680,2002017-07-09 14:04:09
Since k7btw's k3 is at Elecraft, thanks to n9adg for bringing his k3 down Friday
afternoon and setting it up.
Tnx to both Brian and Valerie for doing a great job of operating. Valerie gave
us the 10 db yl advantage on phone. In addition, she is a super good op who has
learned fast. She had to fight through a terrible traffic mess on I-5 following
a police chase. It took her about 2 hours to travel the 30 miles from her qth
to here.
As a result of concentrating on mults, our score was up by about 265 k points
over last year, even though we had fewer q's.
Did we miss a 20 mtr opening to EU late Saturday night? There are reports of
one as close as Utah. We ran Asia on 20 from about 0700z - 0800z but didn't
hear any EU. Before then we were on 40, so maybe we missed an opening on 20 at
that time. Definitely not after 0800.
Nice to have a second computer networked to the station computer so someone
could monitor what spots were needed while also checking a listening only radio
to determine if it was worth QSYing to another band. A mistake in band changing
can be costly because of the 10 minute rule.
An improvement needed is an antenna for 160 mtrs. We have nothing up for that
band.
Actually, while conditions were not great, they were better than what we had
expected.
Bottom line - it was a real fun contest. 24 hours is just the right length for
me.
73, K7BTW
 
N3ND   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   55,3502017-07-09 14:12:15
Condx were horrible. All S&P.
 
K5CM(W5CW)   SOAB(A)CW HP   997,5632017-07-09 14:12:32
73,
Dave, W5CW
at K5CM
 
K9NW(@K9UWA)   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,202,2922017-07-09 14:24:07
Aside from the geomagnetic storm that set in Saturday night, condx were pretty
good. Big low band signals from the west coast!

Strange event dept.: Some unknown interaction is occurring between the radio,
the new computer, and the switch for the big rotator. When I'd hit the switch
to turn the antennas it would cause the K3 to freeze up, the only way out being
to disconnect the 12V power cable from the back of the radio radio, and plug it
back in. Ultimately, I opted to minimize antenna rotation as much as possible.
There's always something!

Tnx QSOs!


73, Mike K9NW
 
WA5LXS   SOAB(A)CW LP   7,4902017-07-09 14:32:15
Corrected my score: Originally multiplied all fields to get the score, which I
now realize was wrong. The three Puerto Rico stations I worked sent the
section as "AA", which I thought was a regional ITU official, not
themcut number for 11..duh.
First time entering IARU results. Now this score matches N1MM+
 
AD5A   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,021,2812017-07-09 14:45:06
My first time wire to wire in this contest. Lots of fun and the bands were at
least good enough to keep things interesting. The station performed well and
the only issues were operator centered.
 
W4NZ   SOAB(A)CW HP   807,7082017-07-09 14:47:49
73, Ted W4NZ
 
K7RL   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,339,4552017-07-09 14:49:42
Fortunately, stable solar conditions most of the 24 hour period made for some
nice runs. My goal was to break 1 million points and work 2,000 Qs. Check.

I thought going assisted would provide more action, but it didn't seem to help
that much. The majority of mults worked were S&P, and a high number of
those never showed up on my mult list.

Rate was pretty steady most of the time, until about the last few hours. 20m
was the money band with 40m not far behind. At first glance, 15m didn't look
very impressive on my spectrum scope, but a nice opening to NA kept the rate
steady. Did hear a number of big gun EU stations on 15m, but signals were
extremely weak and I couldn't get any attention from most. Also heard a weak
A71HQ but couldn't break their EU and eastern US pileup. The same was true on
40m where most EU signals were marginal at best.

10m was open into zone 7 by mid-morning. K0RF and N3BB were loud, but that was
it. I kept checking for any action throughout the day, but NADA.

VE3EJ and W9RE had very impressive signals on 160m and were easily the loudest
stations beyond zone 6. PJ2HQ also had a nice signal.

Thanks to all for the Qs!

73, Mitch, K7RL
 
AD4EB   SOAB(A)CW HP   154,1052017-07-09 15:01:01
Operated mostly Saturday evening. Was glad to find 20 open late. Hope to put
in a stronger effort next year. 73 - Jim - AD4EB
 
W1UU   SOABCW QRP   46,4882017-07-09 15:06:00
Flex-6500 5-watts to a 43\' autotuned vertical and a Wellbrook mag loop
receiving antenna
 
NX9Y   SOABCW LP   2,4802017-07-09 15:13:37
HANDED OUT SOME POINTS THIS WEEKEND. NOT A GREAT SHOWING BUT I SUPPOSE IT ALL
ADDS UP! HAD A GOOD TIME.
 
KH7B(K4XS)   SOABSSB HP   1,650,0962017-07-09 15:18:00
No antennas yet for 80 and 160. Putting them up in the fall.
 
AH6KO   SOABCW LP   132,4152017-07-09 15:24:56
Only could participate in the dark hours here in Hawaii. Thanks for the
contacts!

Stan AH6KO

100 W and wires
 
W4ML(W4MYA)   SOAB(A)CW HP   653,9142017-07-09 15:37:12
Ran a few
S/P'd a few
RUN EM
 
W6RW   SOAB(A)CW HP   6,2502017-07-09 15:48:33
Had a lot of things scheduled this weekend so could not do a full effort. Had an
hour available and decided to have a little fun searching and pouncing. Had
great fun!
 
N1UR   SOABCW HP   1,592,6502017-07-09 15:53:36
Fun contest. Lost over an hour - collectively - shutting down for thunderstorm
lines moving through. I went back through my notes and found only 1 year, in
the past 10, that I didn't lose at least 1 hour for thunderstorm shutdown in
this contest. I don't shut down until the cell is a few miles away and coming
over - hearing the ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZIT! is common in this contest.

Took a 45 min nap at 08Z when everything seemed to just come to a halt. 09Z
through the end was quite good with VK/ZL/KH6/W6/7 run on 40M followed by a
good 100 hour on 20M into EU at the end.

Surprisingly opened for 40 mins on 15M to EU. Then worked a couple 120 hours
on 20M with about 75 JAs in the log.

20 and 40M were excellent. 80M was a slog to EU this year.

Concentrated on EU and took whatever USA/VE came my way.

Thanks for all the Qs. Lots of fun.

Ed N1UR
 
KB3Z   SOAB(A)CW HP   82,6802017-07-09 15:58:48
Band conditions to Europe was not too good Saturday Morning. I was making mostly
US contacts. Went to a birthday party late that morning and most of the
afternoon. But last night, the bands were absolutely fantastic. Plus, it was
the first major contest that I got to use my new SPE 1.3K FA and also my JK
Antennas BevFlex 4 receive antenna. All in all, I really enjoyed myself and
bypassed last year score by 84 qso's and approx 42,500 points.
Mark Griffin, KB3Z
 
KH6LC(KL7SB)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,709,3062017-07-09 16:15:21
A tale of two contests. First half was painful, except for the opening run on
20M, second half was 40M blowing wide open. Thanks to Lloyd KH6LC for hosting
me! If there is contesting in heaven (and there had BETTER be), it's gonna be
a lot like this! Aloha! de KL7SB
 
N7VM   SOABMixed LP   315,4202017-07-09 16:17:08
Finally got a station set up at my new QTH in So Cal (thanks to Jack W7YUM for
the FB tower trailer). After a little dabbling in AA and Field Day, this was
the first serious BIC in a contest and first operating from the new QTH. Felt
like the station worked great on 40m (shorty dipole on top of the tower at 75')
but 20m is a real fight with just a short 2-el yagi (at about 70').

My wife is 'thrilled' to hear about the expansion plans... setting up the
second tower trailer (thanks Keith K0KE), a bigger yagi (a pile of aluminum
alleged to be a C31XR), a real 160m antenna, a second radio, amplifiers, new
220V circuit to the ham shack,...
 
AI6O   SOABCW HP   50,0462017-07-09 16:18:32
XYL was out of town and was able to commit 10 hrs to seat time. Excellent
contest, excellent ops and able to finally get comfortable with N1MM software.
73 to all.

Ed, AI6O
 
W7SLS   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   6582017-07-09 16:24:26
Great conditions (20M open late), and great operators.
Wish I had had more time for it this year.
 
PJ2HQ(PJ2ND)   Headquarters HP   2,037,2062017-07-09 16:27:44
Station PJ2HQ in the IARU HF Championship contest this past weekend was K8ND /
PJ2ND at the Signal Point PJ2T station, making the VERONA multiplier available
to the worthy. I have been a member of VERONA for fifteen years.

This was a one-station, one-operator Headquarters station operation, CW only,
high-power, with packetcluster spots. Operating time was 23 hours of the 24
hours available. Jeff's butt hurts.

This is the longest I have *ever* sat 'butt in chair' for a contest, 23 hours
out of the 24 hours of the contest. I'm getting too old for this shift. I will
never again consider the 12.5-hour overnight shift for CQWW 160 single-ops to
be a grueling challenge!

[NOTE: 'VERONA' is abbreviated 'VRONA' in the contest to allow it to fit in the
fields all the contest software programs without truncating it to 'VERON', which
is the organization in the Netherlands.]

Elecraft K3
AL-1200
N1MM Logger+ (Only crashed once!)
 
NY3B   SOAB(A)CW HP   323,3802017-07-09 16:35:05
First IARU contest. No directional antennas up or available- simple dipole at
40ft for 20m. Vertical used for 40/80m and Inverted-L for 160m. Had a good time
and thanks to all that called! vy 73 de NY3B.
 
N3BB   SOABCW HP   1,283,6072017-07-09 17:22:48
The weather was perfect. Hot and dry. Nothing even near here the 24 hour contest
period.

All the equipment and antennas and amps and everything worked perfectly for me
following over a year of repairs and rebuilding, with a conversion to OB yagis,
which were used on 15 and 10. I still have the working phased array on 20 and it
really came through on the money band. Not a single problem. The station was
great. Not sure about the operator. I tried hard. Took three breaks of 10-15
mins to eat a bit and check on Diana and talk with our son when he was checking
on me once. All in all, w/out looking at times with no contacts for a bit, my
swag would be 35-45 mins total without contacts the entire 24 hour stretch. The
rates were pretty good. Worked decently hard at SO2Ring, although that is really
hard over long stretches, especially when the main run band is going hot and
heavy. Did much less trying to move mults, compared with previous years. Tried
to move only two mults that called me. Never heard one guy (the move was Zone
11 on 160) and the other move was successful: K1ZZ from 40 to 80. Dave is a
mult in the IARU (AC). So I was not at all "move active" but all in
all, it all worked out well.

There was major league competition in W5 for this thing, with K5GN (at NR5M?)
and someone at WX0B (not sure of op, as haven't see any postings to 3830 yet).
Also, AD5A here was active not far from here with Mike's new superstation. With
Gator moving into Central Texas, it will be hard to win this area in anything!
K5TR was every where, but they were M/S, so not in my category.

The conditions were very good, even with a virtual skunk-out on 10 meters. I
might have missed something on 10, if it happened, but I did listen often. That
band was a fairly total washout with me as no mults at all and only three zones
worked (6-7-8). I'm pretty sure that some people got VE3 (zone 4) and VE7 (zone
2) or KH6 (zone 61) but I never heard anything when I was listening. There have
been years past when I missed Zone 6 (CA, etc) but made one contact this year,
so got Zone 6 at least.

Twenty meters was the go-to band. Remarkable propagation at times worldwide. My
reasonably good antennas on 20 helped me. Fifteen was decent. The new OB yagis
played well there and are very "quiet" for sure. There were many QSOs
made when the other station was ESP at best! Forty meters yielded a fantastic,
fantastic JA run. It just flowed on and on with loud signals, then quickly shut
down. Did the MUF fall below 7 MHz? That's my only explanation. It came back a
very little near sunrise. But it was one of my best ever JA runs. I had turned
the big Telrex to JA in the middle of the night after the EU sunrise, standing
in the back yard at around 2:30 a.m. using a flashlight to confirm the
directions, since the motor turns, but the indicator on the Create got zapped
in the 2014 storms. That's not fixed yet, but I only position the Telrex on
EU/NE USA normally. So I could work around that. That large antenna with the
significant elevation drop is just killer good to both EU and JA!

I got some very nice mults that called me on 80, especially to A/P in the
morning after the JA run on 40 stopped. In general, I called CQ a lot of the
time, while SO2R-ing for mults and contacts on the second radio. Hope that it
was the proper strategy. Several good mults called me during CQ runs, but you
never know what you are missing by not tuning for them as well.

A serious contest effort is hard to explain to anyone who has not done it. To
sit there, especially on Morse, and communicate so quickly, but so effectively,
with thousands all around the world, and yet feel a spirit of community when the
call signs flow into your ears is amazing. I recall K1DG once saying, "It's
what we do!" I suppose that is on the mark as well as anything. I know that
most of us will never experience driving a NASCAR or F1 race car, and knowing
our competitors, or playing the pro-tennis circuit (Wimbledon is on my mind)
and cooperating and competing with our peer group, but it must similar to those
that take contesting seriously.

The IARU is a great contest. Thanks for the support from ARRL and the IARU, and
thanks for the terrific CW operators worldwide who make this such a treat ...
difficult and challenging ... but a memorable treat at that!

73, Jim N3BB
 
W7RN(N6TV)   SOABCW HP   1,261,2602017-07-09 17:28:41
First, thanks to Tom, K5RC, and Midge, K7AFO, for once again providing the great
hospitality at a great mountain-top station located at 6,500 ft elevation (1,981
m).

Many of the antennas and rotators suffered major storm damage this Winter, but
thanks to the hard working efforts of K7NV and XE2K of Tower Busters, and the
volunteer work crew consisting of KH2TJ, K6NV, N7SAX, and W7LBH, ALL of the
Yagi and rotator repairs were completed just one week before the contest
started. Then on Friday, local volunteers W7LBH and W6UQZ reinstalled the 160m
GP, and I was good to go on all bands. Thanks so much guys!

Conditions seemed pretty good for most of the contest, but with the low sunspot
numbers, our high band openings to Japan and Europe were much more limited this
year. Just when I was hoping 20m would finally open well to Europe Saturday
evening, local time, the K index jumped to 5, and it was a struggle until much
later than usual to work anyone in Europe on 20. A nearby thunderstorm caused
lots of loud static crashes on all bands around the same time, forcing me to
ask for many more repeats than usual, slowing things down.

I attempted to interleave CQs on two bands at once for much of the contest, but
it's not all that practical when only one band is well open, or when signals are
very weak. I still have some work to do to better automate things with
Win-Test. Maybe I should have spent more time hunting for HQ mults instead of
trying to keep the rate up.

Tx Antennas:

10: 6/6/6/6, 6 el fixed East
15: 6/6/6/6, 6 el rotary, 6 el fixed East
20: 4/4/4, 6 el rotary (West), 5 el fixed Carribean
40: 4/4, 2 el rotary
80: 3 ele Yagi
160: 1/4 GP, 4 elevated radials

Rx Antennas:

160/80: DXE Rx 4-Square verticals

Rig: Elecraft K3S + P3 (2)
Elecraft K3 + P3 to monitor 3rd band

Amps: ACOM 2000A

SO2R: microHAM u2R

Software: Win-Test 4.25.0

73,
Bob, N6TV for K5RC
 
KZ5D   SOABCW HP   1,041,7142017-07-09 17:39:05
Correcting HQ Mults. Thought the computer made a mistake. HA. These guys who do
the N1MM+ programming are always right on.

With the dire propagation predictions for Saturday, it was hard getting my
enthusiasm up for the contest. But thankfully, like weather forecasts,
conditions didn't fall apart until the following day(today). Not much Europe
heard here until late Saturday morning. Nice to have a handful of 10 meter
contacts. I usually have a hard time staying awake around 2 a.m local, but
this
year the activity seemed better and the low band conditions much better, so
didn't suffer through the last few hours. But at my age (73), a 24 hour stint
is absolutely tops. Thanks to all for the Qs.
 
K3MD/1   SOABMixed HP   91,8542017-07-09 17:55:36
Lost linear for 6 hours... then got it on again.
 
KE8FT   SOABSSB LP   14,7002017-07-09 17:55:40
Quite low SSB activity on 80. Apparent unidirectional opening to BY & YB on
80 in the last hour for most of the west coast. Equipment:Icom 7300 &
slanted linear loaded delta loop wit apex at 40ft/MFJ-998RT tuner
 
K2YG   SOABCW QRP   12,9502017-07-09 17:59:50
-
 
K5IZO   SOABCW HP   27,4542017-07-09 18:01:15
Operated casually, missing the first 6 hours due to a Hamfest. Probably had 6
hours at Operator's Station. Focused on new Qs rather than total Qs.
 
K4BAI   SOABMixed HP   1,028,2102017-07-09 18:03:45
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp, inverted vee, tee vertical.
Band conditions were not quite as bad as I had anticipated. Limited openings
on 10M and 20no Europe, although I think I heard CR6K once. Most, if not all,
Europe on 15 were on the skew path with my beam toward Africa. 20M had some
good openings to Europe and also to east Asia. Low bands were quite good
except for high QRN levels on 80M. Thunderstorms in the area, but not very
close by until after the contest was over. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John,
K4BAI.
 
N2YO   SOAB(A)CW HP   23,6602017-07-09 18:15:09
Thanks for Qs.

73s de Chip N2YO
 
K7VIT   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   7,1682017-07-09 18:17:03
My impression was that conditions were not too good on Saturday morning local
time. In the evening, conditions were much improved. I sure wanted to work the
HB0HQ guys, but I could not break the pileup. Later, I didn't hear them
anymore.

Thanks to all the ops who answered my calls.
73,
Jerry
 
K5KG   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   693,8542017-07-09 18:30:31
Managed to bag 1376 Qsos in 19.5 hours of operation. I had to catch a few Z's
during the night, as I was scheduled to be at the church at 9am for ushering
duties. Otherwise, I would have tried to go the distance for a full 24, or at
least 23! (Getting old ain't for sissies, I'm told).

Although solar condx are down, I found the bands to be reasonably cooperative.
Running low power made getting good European runs pretty much out of the
question, but the domestic ops just kept coming during those F1 times. Found
that the HQ stations were everywhere. Seems like every year, more and more HQ
stations participate, so they are not the rarity that they once were. A nice
surprise in the final 5 minutes was working VK4TJF and VK5GR to get zones 55
& 59.

STATION:
FTdx 5000 running 150w.
2X triband yagi at 60'
2el 40m yagi at 75'
80m Inv Vee
160m Inverted L
Wintest with VE7CC cluster

73, George, K5KG
 
W4CB(W2RU)   SOABCW HP   362,8252017-07-09 18:32:53
My first time in this contest; conditions better than expected except for
massive QRN on 160 and 80 from nearby T-storms Saturday evening. Operating
time was limited by too many conflicting activities and commitments, but I had
fun!
 
HC2AO   SOABCW LP   309,4682017-07-09 18:37:47
Hello brethren,
I had to change my QTH and that was my first major contest effort from a new
one. The only radio I have for the moment produces only 12 watts tops with an
average of 10 watts. My first thought was to try real QRP lowering the output
to 5 watts but knowing that I would eventually get frustrated and crank up the
power to 10 watts I decided not to go real QRP and use what is available thus
entering the LOW POWER realm. So, the station was IC718 with no filters and 10
watts output, a rusty Bencher paddle, and for antennas there were a sloping
dipole for 20 and 33ft vertical with 2 radials for 40 and 15.
The goal was to make 250 QSOs and carry on with things besides ham radio.
However, conditions seemed to be good and productive, so 400 Q’s mark was
reached easily after 6 hours into the event. 50/50 run/S&P. No assistance.
All in all I invested 13 hours into the contest and finished with 610 QSOs
total.
Remarks. My local topography blocks South Pacific, so no qso’s with VK or
ZL, though ZL2AGY and ZL1IF (sic) were heard on 40. Heard but not worked
" CN3AA, AT10HQ. A lot of strong signals on 40 and 20. 15 meters was
not as good as expected but mainly due to the lack of a proper aerial. 20 was
the money band open at all times to EU NA. 40 was mediocre. Unexpected: booming
EU, JA, NA, KH6 at 0700 UTC (2 AM local) on 20m but not luck with CQ.
A few surprising QSOs " DX0HQ answering my CQ on 20, breaking through US
pileup to Jas on 40m, torturing to death but squeezing a QSO with R0HQ on 40,
W7YAQ QRP on 20 made my day… To my surprise, although it was hard to find a
suitable frequency, I managed to have long runs on 20 and 40, only once having
been forced to abandon my QRG.
All said, I only add that 10 watts is plenty of power. Thanks to all for
calling and hearing. Sorry to K5GN and W1KM for not moving to 80 " no
antenna, folks.
73 Alex
HC2AO
P.S. Reports on my signals strength and any comments are welcome to my e-mail:
UA4WAE@MAIL.RU
 
NX6T   M/S HP   508,5642017-07-09 18:38:13
Not a serious effort for NX6T...wait'll next year
 
K1KI   SOABCW HP   1,910,7842017-07-09 18:49:32
Had a nice post-contest nap - 8 hours long. Still sleepy. Didn't really think
I would put in a full effort but had a lot of fun during the first 12 hours and
figured the second half wouldn't be too bad.

Congrats to W1KM for a great score - looks like the log checkers will have to
deal with some close scores! I still need to fix some persistent problems
with 160 and 40m antennas but they worked well enough.

73 Tom/K1KI
 
KM6I   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   30,7262017-07-09 18:55:38
K3, KPA-500, Dipole @60ft
 
N6AA   SOABCW HP   749,7822017-07-09 18:56:03
One European worked on 15 and four worked on 40.
Zero JA's on 15! None ever heard.
Power line noise was better than it has been, but still covers weak stations.
Heat wave in Los Angeles area. Temperature was 100 F in shack during day on
Saturday.
 
KH6CJJ   SOABCW LP   282,2162017-07-09 19:06:52
Lots of fun even though conditions were not great. For some reason, the time
between 2200 and 0200, which is mid-day here in Hawaii, was particularly bad,
with any contacts hard to find for me. After that, things really picked up on
20 and I spent many hours running US and JA stations. The rate was not high,
but steady. This contest seems to be very European oriented, which makes my
number of multipliers low compared to the number of contacts. All in all, it
was great and I think I improve my cw contesting technique with each one.

Thanks for all the Qs!

Aloha, Kent
 
K7DR   SOABCW LP   24,6472017-07-09 19:10:30
FTdx3000
G5RV Jr 40-10
Half Wave Inv L on 80

In and out of the shack all weekend, made many more contacts than I planned so
good weekend. Condx decent and static was low on 80. WO4O was only signal I
heard on 10, he was loud then he was gone.

73
Dave - K7DR MI
 
N5ZO   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,168,3052017-07-09 19:12:33
After about 10 hrs I decided to convert to assisted and I think I had more fun
with it trying to efficiently 2nd radio all red spots on bandmap as those
appeared. I have only operated assisted couple times in past but starting to
like it more and I feel it is actually more interesting and challenging than
plain single op. There are more quick strategy decisions to do as you operate
through the contest.
Conditions were quite good although noisy. I spent part of Friday (perhaps
hottest day of the year so far) on tower getting 2nd 20 m monobander fix side
mounted on crank up tower and rest of the day connecting stackmatch and other
things between tower and shack. Only had few hours of the sleep before the
start and I caught myself drifting off with finger on F1 button several times
during 1st part of the contest. I think cluster feed on 2nd half made it
somehow more interesting and I was able to stay awake better. Biggest problem
was the heat in the shack. During the day outside temperature was 100+
degrees, whole house is on one AC machine and thermostat was set to 81. Small
shack stayed at 90 degrees through whole contest with both amps humming and it
was not very comfortable. It reminded me of operating from 8R1K 20 years ago.
Fortunately there are not many long full power contests during summertime, but I
may look into getting dedicated AC in the future. Nobody else was in the house
during the weekend and I probably spent a fortune on cooling whole space down
and it did not have much effect on my shack temperature...
It is fun mid-summer contest and I was experimenting somewhat with dual CQ at
the times. I will probably never get too good at it as I'm still learning
basic use of that 2nd radio having started late with it.

Current station:
Tower 1:
15 m 5 el owa
20 m 4 el owa @96 ft
40 m 3 el shorty 40
20 m 4 el owa fix mounted at 52 deg bearing @54 ft
Tower 2:
40 m 2 el shorty 40
2 el steppir with trombone element
c31xr
On separate 30+ ft mast A3S tribander.
Can beam 2 directions on any band 10-40.
80 m inverted V
160 m top fed quarter wave sloper
2 beverage on ground antennas for 80/160 m listening (not that useful on this
contest)
2x K3+P3, Alpha 87A + Alpha 78 (other 87A is currently needing new fan)
N1MM+ running on 2 computers

Tnx for QSOs and 73 de Marko N5ZO
 
W4GE   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   91,5112017-07-09 19:22:25
My first time for the IARU contest. Condx not too good, but fun and plenty of
good ops. Lots of weak signal work on 40 and 80 meters. Receive antennas were
very helpful.

Rig: K3, P3, Acom 1500, XMatch Tuner
Xmit Antennas; K4KIO Hex @ 35ft, OCF Dipole at 35ft, Full 1/4wave 80M vertical
RX Antennas: NE Pennant, N/S BOG, E/W BOG, Pixel loop
Software: N1MM+

Thanks to all for good time.
Rick
W4GE
 
K5CI   SOAB(A)CW HP   86,3582017-07-09 19:29:22
Kenwood TS-590s, Ameritron ALS-1300 @ 900W
Cushcraft R-8 10-40m, Inv L for 80m
 
K5TR   M/S HP   2,302,2082017-07-09 19:49:13
Another fun IARU contest. I have always enjoyed this contest - always great
fun.
K5PI came out and we did a multiop. We did this in 2014 with a few more sun
spots but we still had fun this weekend. We came up a bit short of contacts
compared to 2014 but quite a bit down on mults. I think we could have had a
few more mults but mostly we opted for keeping the rate up and not burning 10
mins for only one mult and few contacts. He did most of CW contacts and I made
most
of the SSB contacts. Most of the station worked from start to finish.
Thanks for all the contacts.

Lots of numbers:


BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Zones
_______________________________________________________

160CW 28 28 72 3 8
80CW 181 180 476 18 17
40CW 433 429 1409 36 27
40SSB 252 252 860 3 9
20CW 563 557 1789 29 28
20SSB 856 844 2570 24 9
15CW 267 265 715 27 16
15SSB 188 185 487 6 2
10CW 36 36 86 4 6
_______________________________________________________

Totals 2804 2776 8464 150 122

Final Score = 2302208 points.

Station: http://www.k5tr.net/
2x Elecraft K3 radios (tnx k5ot)
1x AL-1500 amp
1x AL-1500 amp
trlinux - http://kkn.net/trlinux

160 - 1/4 wave sloping verticals sloped east and west
- SAL-30 RX array
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long

80 - Half wave sloping dipoles - sloped NE, NW from 120'
- SAL-30 RX array
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long

40 - 4 element yagi at 120'
- Cushcraft 40-2CD at 87'

20 - 6 element yagi at 80' fixed NE
- 6 element yagi at 80'
- 6 element yagi 40' fixed NW
- 4 element yagi 60' fixed SE

15 - 6 element yagi at 70'
- 6 element yagi at 35' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 50' fixed SE

10 - 6 element yagi at 60' fixed NW
- 6 element yagi at 30' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 40' fixed SE
- 6 element yagi at 120'


160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 21 126 369 945 342 30 1833
VE calls = 4 18 36 86 28 3 175
N.A. calls = 0 6 14 26 12 0 58
S.A. calls = 1 6 11 22 19 3 62
Euro calls = 0 8 82 262 38 0 390
Afrc calls = 2 1 2 9 3 0 17
Asia calls = 0 1 4 14 1 0 20
JA calls = 0 8 113 17 5 0 143
Ocen calls = 0 6 50 19 2 0 77

Total calls = 28 180 681 1401 450 36 2776



CALLSIGN: K5TR
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: K5PI, K5TR

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 0 108 19 0 127 127 4.6
1300 0 0 0 119 27 0 146 273 9.8
1400 0 0 0 12 104 0 116 389 14.0
1500 0 0 0 23 82 21 126 515 18.6
1600 0 0 0 0 134 1 135 650 23.4
1700 0 0 0 98 32 14 144 794 28.6
1800 0 0 0 149 0 0 149 943 34.0
1900 0 0 0 116 0 0 116 1059 38.1
2000 0 0 0 69 38 0 107 1166 42.0
2100 0 0 0 115 5 0 120 1286 46.3
2200 0 0 0 138 9 0 147 1433 51.6
2300 0 0 0 130 0 0 130 1563 56.3
0000 0 0 0 102 0 0 102 1665 60.0
0100 0 0 0 118 0 0 118 1783 64.2
0200 0 0 92 42 0 0 134 1917 69.1
0300 0 15 63 19 0 0 97 2014 72.6
0400 12 48 24 14 0 0 98 2112 76.1
0500 16 0 115 0 0 0 131 2243 80.8
0600 0 55 66 0 0 0 121 2364 85.2
0700 0 10 83 0 0 0 93 2457 88.5
0800 0 22 68 0 0 0 90 2547 91.8
0900 0 0 100 0 0 0 100 2647 95.4
1000 0 30 36 0 0 0 66 2713 97.7
1100 0 0 34 29 0 0 63 2776 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 28 180 681 1401 450 36 2776

Gross QSOs=2804 Dupes=28 Net QSOs=2776

Unique callsigns worked = 1998

The best 60 minute rate was 201/hour from 1730 to 1829
The best 30 minute rate was 248/hour from 1740 to 1809
The best 10 minute rate was 294/hour from 1740 to 1749

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 4 times.
6 QSOs/minute 20 times.
5 QSOs/minute 38 times.
4 QSOs/minute 109 times.
3 QSOs/minute 273 times.
2 QSOs/minute 379 times.
1 QSOs/minute 425 times.

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
08 9 58 206 539 214 13 1039 37.4
06 3 32 97 280 56 7 475 17.1
07 7 32 62 120 68 8 297 10.7
28 0 1 22 114 4 0 141 5.1
45 0 7 111 16 4 0 138 5.0
04 2 13 24 49 17 2 107 3.9
27 0 2 15 35 3 0 55 2.0
02 1 3 9 22 4 0 39 1.4
29 0 0 6 27 2 0 35 1.3
37 1 1 7 23 3 0 35 1.3
11 0 2 9 14 8 0 33 1.2
61 0 4 12 10 2 0 28 1.0


Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1554
2 bands 295
3 bands 91
4 bands 42
5 bands 14
6 bands 2

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

W1AW/2 N8BJQ

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 9 48 359 967 164 7
 
K3KU   SOABMixed LP   58,3022017-07-09 19:51:22
(The breakdown of mult's by CW/PH is from N1MM Score Summary window. I presume
it is smart enough to know that mult's do not count separately by mode.)

Started 0230Z Saturday night; to one 30 min break and two 15's. Real-time
impression was that I CQing was not productive, but I see that I did have some
10-minute-or-so runs on 40 and 80 CW. Enough fun overall, because I like
working W/VE's. You guys who like working DX would have quit from my station.

Low point: Signals were weak enough that I could tell that SSB would not be
productive here. I did try to make some 80M phone QSOs, but it appears that I
never found anybody who could hear me. All my SSB QSOs were S&P. Still
have not fixed the playback noise and hum between computer and radio. Also
still have mic level problems, even with new headset.

Three high points:

First, one of the LU4 RCA stations answered my CQ at my start on 20M (a run of
one).

Second, a CE3 answered a CQ on 40M.

Third, I heard a Quebec station (zone mult) S&P on 160M. Did not get him,
but later worked him on 40M and moved him back to 160M for the mult. (I must
have been thinking that VE2 was different zone from VE3. Of course, I later
worked a few VE3's on 160M.)

Two weird points:

First, while running on 80M CW (60/hr for 4 minutes!) I dug and dug to pull out
a QSO from a VE3 regular. I thought he was running QRPp. After that QSO I
dropped down to 160M ... and immediately found the guy CQing there, plenty
loud. Made that QSO, found no others, and went back to 80M That looks fishy in
the log -- legal, but fishy.

Second, I had not studied the lists of HQ or IARU Officials mult's, and I don't
have them in the logging program. Some time after I worked an IARU
"AC" mult I worked a K4 Special Event station (1x1 call) who sent
"AA" for his zone. "OK," I thought, "if thee are ACs,
then there could be AAs," and I logged it as AA. Then I glanced at the
zone map, and saw what's in zone 11, and changed the entry from AA to 11
(DURING THE CONTEST!!). Gotta love those cut numbers EENTD, or whatever.

73, Art
 
N4TOL   SOABCW LP   6,4352017-07-09 20:04:31
Nice conditions, installing and testing new wire antenna in Fannin County.

Icom IC-7000 @ 90 watts
 
K9MMS   SOAB(A)CW HP   132,2402017-07-09 20:27:38
50% S&P
 
N7QMT   SOABSSB LP   1,0662017-07-09 21:00:53
Enjoyed the contest, and hit personal best for this contest using S&P
exclusively while I learned how to operate my new Icom 7300. Better next year
when my new to me antenna rises off the ground.
 
K6SCA   SOABSSB HP   15,3902017-07-09 21:06:40
Only a 4 hour effort this year. Just too many long, hot work work days leading
up to the event.
 
N5XZ   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,220,3402017-07-09 21:59:03
This was a great contest! Band conditions were barely fair, but I increased my
score from last year by 33%. A few great runs here and there. However, I was
not able to stay awake for the full 24 hours...I guess that's what happens when
you get older. Maybe next year I'll work out and get in better shape (sure!) and
get more sleep before the contest. Hardware and software worked flawlessly
again, and this time I didn't make any big mistakes...other than probably
S&P too much, especially early Saturday evening due to the lightning noise.
Luckily it lessened later and I was able to run on both 40 and 80.
Thanks to everyone who worked me, especially the locals. Thanks BIG TIME to my
wife, who not only let me steal away for 24 hours, but also made me a nice
lunch and cookies for after the contest!

Rig: Elecraft K3/P3
Amp: ETO Alpha 78
Ant: 4-el SteppIR @ 75 ft
Ant: Hy-Gain 18HT Hytower for 80 meters
S/W: N1MM+ latest version
 
SE8W(@SJ9WL)   M/S HP   136,6532017-07-09 22:02:53
Tnx everybody, another nice weekend with high activity on the bands.

Made a 2'nd test of our portabel Multi set-up we gonna use in SAC SSB in
October. This time trying out bandpassfiltering, networking of N1MM, setting up
portabel verticals and K9AY typ of RX-loop.

Not to many QSO's but loads of new knowledge and experience, not to mention
things to work on for next contest ... hi
 
HG7T   M/S HP   2,810,3042017-07-09 22:34:17
We have had high hopes for this years contest, but at 17 UTC Saturday a violent
storm arrived to our area, and very soon we lost two phases in our outlandish
location. We were limited to one phase and low power until about 24 UTC, and of
course it had serious consequences concerning our score...

Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM
 
A31MM(JA6WFM)   SOABCW HP   311,7042017-07-09 23:21:50
Thanks for QSO.
I enjoyed this contest,
because I got good number of QSO,
it was unexpected.

IC-7300 ALS-500M 300W N1MM
40m inverted V, 20m vertical DP and 15m,10m HB9CV
up about only 6 meters high in the garden,
not close to beach but in the palm trees.
JA6WFM Hiro
 
UR6EA   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,519,8152017-07-10 00:27:34
Half a contest, useng 100 Wtts PEP...
Simple "dipol" antennas here...
 
LB8DC   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,133,3912017-07-10 00:30:04
Not the best condx this time. Barely no QSO's on 15m and 10m was totaly siltent
here. But still a lot of fun. Cu agn next year!
 
R4WBF(@RK4W)   SOAB(A)CW LP   165,7442017-07-10 01:03:27
Young ham radio Sergey 9 yars old mastering the work SO2R !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icLYvea7kDk
 
K5AF   SOAB(A)CW LP   65,9652017-07-10 03:42:52
Ugly conditions!
 
N5DX(@N2QV)   SOABMixed HP   2,252,7122017-07-10 04:29:59
Thanks to N2QV and WU2X for the use of the FB station. I had a great time and
conditions were better than expected. Looking forward to operating both CQWW
contests this year in the single op high power category using the N2QV station.


Thanks for all the Qs.

73,
Kevin N5DX


Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: N5DX
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: N5DX

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 0 119 14 0 133 133 5.5
1300 0 0 0 65 43 0 108 241 10.0
1400 0 0 0 21 113 0 134 375 15.6
1500 0 0 0 14 69 16 99 474 19.7
1600 0 0 0 81 6 16 103 577 24.0
1700 0 0 0 125 7 2 134 711 29.5
1800 0 0 0 93 0 0 93 804 33.4
1900 0 0 0 110 4 0 114 918 38.1
2000 0 0 0 108 3 0 111 1029 42.7
2100 0 0 0 132 0 0 132 1161 48.2
2200 0 0 14 127 0 0 141 1302 54.0
2300 0 2 70 75 0 0 147 1449 60.1
0000 0 12 112 0 0 0 124 1573 65.3
0100 7 37 69 0 0 0 113 1686 70.0
0200 22 19 34 0 0 0 75 1761 73.1
0300 31 29 21 0 0 0 81 1842 76.5
0400 0 3 123 3 0 0 129 1971 81.8
0500 2 0 61 8 0 0 71 2042 84.8
0600 2 6 55 1 0 0 64 2106 87.4
0700 9 23 34 0 0 0 66 2172 90.2
0800 12 30 16 0 0 0 58 2230 92.6
0900 2 0 10 20 0 0 32 2262 93.9
1000 0 0 0 57 0 0 57 2319 96.3
1100 0 0 0 89 1 0 90 2409 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 87 161 619 1248 260 34 2409

Gross QSOs=2446 Dupes=37 Net QSOs=2409

Unique callsigns worked = 1687

The best 60 minute rate was 163/hour from 2344 to 0043
The best 30 minute rate was 192/hour from 2239 to 2308
The best 10 minute rate was 228/hour from 2244 to 2253

The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 7 times.
4 QSOs/minute 78 times.
3 QSOs/minute 266 times.
2 QSOs/minute 420 times.
1 QSOs/minute 424 times.

There were 355 bandchanges and 172 (7.1%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 16
4 884
5 1012
6 459
7 27
8 5
9 4
10 2

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
28 1 14 162 404 32 0 613 25.4
08 44 58 88 181 86 20 477 19.8
29 0 3 84 175 17 0 279 11.6
27 0 3 52 131 10 0 196 8.1
07 8 9 49 54 42 6 168 7.0
06 2 16 43 34 8 0 103 4.3
37 0 0 17 38 11 1 67 2.8
18 0 0 17 45 0 0 62 2.6
04 8 13 6 12 4 0 43 1.8
11 1 1 8 10 7 0 27 1.1
30 0 0 6 18 1 0 25 1.0
09 1 1 3 15 4 0 24 1.0
36 0 1 5 5 2 0 13 0.5
45 0 0 0 13 0 0 13 0.5
15 2 0 4 4 2 0 12 0.5
URE 0 2 2 2 2 1 9 0.4
39 0 0 1 7 1 0 9 0.4
DARC 1 2 2 2 1 0 8 0.3
61 0 2 3 3 0 0 8 0.3
14 0 1 2 1 4 0 8 0.3
02 0 1 2 4 1 0 8 0.3
REF 1 2 1 2 1 0 7 0.3
USKA 1 2 1 2 1 0 7 0.3
ARRL 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.3
RSGB 1 2 2 2 0 0 7 0.3
ARI 0 1 2 2 1 1 7 0.3
59 0 0 6 1 0 0 7 0.3
PZK 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.2
IARU 1 1 0 1 2 1 6 0.2
ZRS 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.2
12 0 0 2 2 1 1 6 0.2
CRC 1 1 2 2 0 0 6 0.2
AC 1 1 2 1 0 1 6 0.2
EDR 1 2 1 2 0 0 6 0.2
RCA 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
31 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0.2
FRC 0 1 0 2 2 0 5 0.2
VRONA 1 1 1 1 0 1 5 0.2
HRS 0 2 1 2 0 0 5 0.2
RCU 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
VERON 1 1 1 2 0 0 5 0.2
FRR 0 1 2 2 0 0 5 0.2
SRS 1 1 1 2 0 0 5 0.2
RSM 0 1 2 2 0 0 5 0.2
RSB 1 1 2 1 0 0 5 0.2
60 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 0.2
UARL 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
LRMD 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
LRAL 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.2
SRAL 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.2
BFRR 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.2
MRASZ 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.2
UBA 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.2
IRTS 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.2
RAC 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 0.2
KFRR 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
RCD 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
OVSV 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
BFRA 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
BARC 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.1
17 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
RCP 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
AFVL 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
54 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
13 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
JARL 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
RAAG 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
SRDNR 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
ARM 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
FMRE 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.1
57 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.1
19 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SRR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
REP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
UD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
52 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
CARS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ARA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
NRRL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
DARCI 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
46 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
64 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
53 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
NZART 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CRAG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
10 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
55 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
62 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SSA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
75 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SARL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 87 161 619 1248 260 34 2409

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1251
2 bands 306
3 bands 83
4 bands 30
5 bands 15
6 bands 2

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

W1AW/2 K4BAI

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 19 49 262 816 95 10
 
K7HKR   SOAB(A)SSB LP   2,8352017-07-10 05:06:27
100 watts, homebrew magnetic loops from AZ

Limited effort for various reasons, including the start of the Arizona monsoon
and its attendant thunderstorms. All S&P. Unlike WPX SSB where I couldn't
break through to Europe, I had some luck on 20 during the afternoon just as the
storms were rolling in. Did not try very hard for domestic contacts in lieu of
waiting for DX flare-ups. Highlights were working New Zealand and Canary
Islands on 40 within a minute of each other after many tries and easily working
Japan on 20 near midnight local time. Still in my first year on HF, but I like
this format and hope to make a greater effort next year.
 
CR6K   M/S HP   3,483,5082017-07-10 05:20:26
Just dad, me and Murphy ! Murphy operated totally about 3 hours, mostly on
saturday a few hours after the start and then again a few hours before the
contest.

Lots and lots of noise on low bands, thank you MR. Beverage for your
invention.

I think this was the first time me and dad operated this contest together as
M/S, it was a lot of fun and once again thanks to dad for keeping up the
station running.

73's cu next one
Filipe CT1ILT
CR6K Team!
 
OE1HHB   SOABSSB LP   85,2242017-07-10 05:29:34
Worse propagation and some antenna problems which I already knew before the
contest. I burned my Chameleon Hybrid antenna base a few weeks ago and was not
able to operate my 20 m long "down the balcony" vertical for 80/160
and a matched antenna for 20m. Used the MFJ telescopic antenna for Lambda 1/4
matching on 10 and 15 with low SWR but on 20m it was over 1:4 when extended to
5m without any further matching on the antenna base (but the TS-590SG ATU
managed it fine). On 40m I used 5m vertical togehter with the MFJ-67 coil with
low SWR and on 80m a 1,8 m long MFJ mobile antenna. All antennas mounted on a
6th floor corner balcony railing.

Despite antenna problems and bad propagation I was happy to get 300 SSB QSOs
into my logbook. See you again in another one.
 
W1UE(@N6VR)   SOAB(A)CW HP   682,2162017-07-10 06:52:00
About 4 hrs into the contest, Mr Murphy pulled a chair and stayed until the end.
The venerable A3 for 20M decided it wanted to do high SWR, so I was limited to
500 watts on 20m. Then a monsoon wind broke a plastic element to boom mount on
the 40M KLM, limiting me to 800 watts on 40m. Other than that, everything else
worked.

Propagation from Az was interesting. I could work virtually anything I could
hear- but its summer here, and the static from the storms greatly affected the
low bands. Ray has a 400ft NE beverage and a 4sq vertical array for Rx on the
low bands; sometimes one was better, sometimes the other. Both were needed,
depending on the particular signal.

Many thanks to Ray N6VR and his wife Marlys for their hospitality!

Dennis W1UE
 
MI4I(GI4SJQ)   SOAB(A)CW LP   154,1252017-07-10 06:58:30
Good contest. Started slow but Saturday evening was very good and Sunday
morning flat out. 160 good but only around EU
 
OZ5KU   SOABCW LP   35,3762017-07-10 06:58:35
RIG: TEN-TEC OMNI VII
ANT: 3 ELM YAGI + WINDOM
 
OZ1HQ   Headquarters HP   9,940,9482017-07-10 07:22:06
All in all we had 11 different QTH's spread all over Denmark and working on
different bands to achieve a great result for our HQ station.
27 different operators on the stations who worked hard and allmost kept the
callsign ON-AIR for 24 hours on all 6 bands. Some of these operators were
novices and others have had quit a lot of experience but all of us had a really
good time with the radioes.
Thanks to all of you calling us and GL in your contests.

For the OZ HQ Team
73 de OZ1BII Henning
 
LYØHQ   Headquarters HP   14,271,7502017-07-10 07:23:12
Tnx for all QSO's and for calling LY0HQ.

Results must be more without the some problems with electricity on LY4A
position from 23:55 to 02:19 UTC in TOP of propagation to USA. TNX for LY2K
for
answered my call in 3:40 local time and start working on 40CW. LY2TS geted 20m
SSB and LY2XW move to 80SSB from 160m. So we lost 1:10 hour from contest in
TOP
time also of cource better antenas what used changed positions. So its merfy

and no chance to win it ...

Positions and Ops.:

160CW - LY7M @LY7M
160SSB - LY2XW, LY2MV @LY2XW
80CW - LY1FW, LY2SA, LY2NY, LY2W, LY3VP, LY2MM, LY5O, LY3CW, LY2FN @LY2W
80SSB - YL1ZF, LY4A, LY2CO, LY2BKT, LY3BB, LY2DX, LY2HQ, LY5WB, LY3EU @LY4A
40CW - YL1ZF, LY4A, LY2CO, LY2BKT, LY3BB, LY2DX, LY2HQ, LY5WB, LY3EU @LY4A
40SSB - LY1FW, LY2SA, LY2NY, LY2W, LY3VP, LY2MM, LY5O, LY3CW, LY2FN @LY2W
20CW - LY1FW, LY2SA, LY2NY, LY2W, LY3VP, LY2MM, LY5O, LY3CW, LY2FN @LY2W
20SSB - YL1ZF, LY4A, LY2CO, LY2BKT, LY3BB, LY2DX, LY2HQ, LY5WB, LY3EU @LY4A
15CW - LY8O @LY8O
15SSB - YL1ZF, LY4A, LY2CO, LY2BKT, LY3BB, LY2DX, LY2HQ, LY5WB, LY3EU @LY4A
10CW - LY2TS, LY5A @LY5A
10SSB - LY2BAW @LY2BAW
Support position - LY2K @LY2K

More info and photos on:
www.ly0hq.com
https://www.facebook.com/ly0hq/


--
Rolandas LY4A
skype: rolkaxx
QRZ_com: https://www.qrz.com/db/ly4a
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rolkaxx
 
K4P(N4BP)   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,297,8462017-07-10 07:30:36
Bit of a learning curve with all unfamiliar equipment at WP3C.
Manual tuning of amplifier and antenna tuner made band changes
take a bit of time. Rotators on both towers were a bit sluggish
and had to be rocked back and forth sometimes to get them moving.
20M monobander was out of commission, but SpiderBeam seemed to
do a bang up job. I was surprised at the number of HQ stations
I could hear and work on 80M, but never tried 160. 20M was
spectacular, I believe open the entire 24 hours. I did lose
about an hour at about 4AM when a thunderstorm rolled through.
I was pleasantly surprised that this old fart of 77 years was able
to hang in for (almost) the full 24 hours.
 
N2SR   SOAB(A)CW HP   27,6242017-07-10 07:38:59
Only planned to do some CW run practice. Picked 20 since I figured it would be
open at the start.

Thanks for the Q's. Still getting better, I think.

Tom, N2SR
 
ZP5AA(NX4N)   Headquarters HP   253,1762017-07-10 07:45:55
So nice to activate ZP5AA on CW for IARU - evidently its been a few years.

Very part time operation around family wedding activities. HUGE thanks to dear
friend and host Dany ZP5DBC for hosting my wife and me that past 10 days. Gosh I
forgot what fun the JA runs can be from down here!

Bands sounded good in general but low bands noisy.

QSL for ZP5AA QSOs vis QRZ info.

Note- QSL for ZP5/NX4N QSOs via LOtW ONLY!!!

Traveling home today. Hope everyone had a much fun as I did - Bueno Suerte es
73,

Chris, ZP5/NX4N
 
N4ZR   SOAB(A)CW LP   16,1882017-07-10 08:33:47
First test of my new, downsized station - Carolina Windom instead of stacked
tribanders, 40M yagi, etc,). Worked surprisingly well, and I had fun, which
after all is what matters.
 
K5TU   SOABCW HP   320,2722017-07-10 08:34:16
Noise on 80 and 40 made the going rough. S8 atmospheric noise on 40M. I spent
about 65% of my time in S & P mode, testing a repair to my 6 over 6 20M
stack. Had some good runs on 20 in to EU.
 
IZ4JUK   SOABSSB HP   556,5122017-07-10 08:34:46
Very hot with 38°C outside in the shade!
The propagation wasn't good, on 40 mt and on 80 mt I just have 2 dipoles, but I
had great fun on 20 mt in the night direction NA.
10 mt almost completely closed.
See you soon on air
'73
Giuseppe IZ4JUK
 
W4QO   SOABCW QRP   11,8562017-07-10 08:37:41
Had fun! Only on a short time. Tried 3 different logging programs; none of
which agreed on my score. KX3 at 5 watts into 3 el yagi or 80M horiz loop at
75'
 
NR6Q   SOABSSB HP   310,4642017-07-10 08:53:07
TOO MUCH NOISE TOO LITTLE SIGNAL....

NICE TO SEE TWO VERY SHORT OPENINGS ON 20 INTO EUROPE.
ABOUT 1 HOUR OPENING ON 20 LATE TO VK/JA ON 20.
 
CT1DRB   SOABCW LP   115,9002017-07-10 09:49:24
As always a nice contest, had a lot of fun. Congrats.
 
VA3SB   SOABCW LP   217,1522017-07-10 09:51:00
My first major contest effort with my remote station. Conditions seemed poor
initially but picked up. Glad I was using my remote as my antennas are higher
and there is less noise. I believe I would have made more qso's if I did not
have a problem with my 80M inverted vee.

What contest would not be complete without a visit from Murphy! I thought I had
resolved an 80M RF issue the last time I was up at the station. Clearly did not
succeed as my DSL router kept rebooting whenever I tried to operate or even
tune with 20W on 80. Oh well glad the other bands held up.

Had to make many many calls and provide repeats as stations were struggling
with my low power. Thank you all for your patience and making the qso.

The IARU is one of my favourite contests of the year. See you all in the next
one.
73 Serge VA3SB
 
WF4W   SOABCW HP   23,9702017-07-10 09:58:49
Wish I could have operated more than 4 hours. Had a great time!
 
WØPV   SOAB(A)SSB LP   54,0572017-07-10 11:51:23
Pretty slow Saturday morning here, weak signals. Got a lot better end of
afternoon.

Thanks to all who strained to hear my LP signal from wire and vertical
antennas.
 
NA8V   SOABCW HP   1,010,3942017-07-10 12:51:14
I had thought my 1hr. late start didn't hurt too much but it looks like it cost
me on 15. Conditions were surprising good and the noise surprisingly moderate
compared to how things have recently been. No blazing hours but rates were
quite consistent throughout the contest. The lack of sunspots is what it is,
with relatively low absorption it's always a fun time.

I hope that all the folks who complain about the length of the WW and want
points for working Ws put in a strong effort for this one.

Thanks for the Qs,
greg/na8v
 
UA6LCN   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,423,1042017-07-10 13:55:36
Tnx for all
 
W3IDT   SOAB(A)CW LP   25,4502017-07-10 14:26:14
No SOSB40 LP Assisted CW only category!

Some hours Saturday night with my one antenna, a 40m dipole.

Pleased to work 33 HQ stations plus 1 AC.
Mostly Europeans.
When EU faded, worked a few NA and KH6.
Didn't wait for PAC opening.
 
VE7XF   SOAB(A)CW HP   327,0552017-07-10 14:31:27
An interesting contest, because of the start/end times - unusual for me to work
22 hours of a 24 hour contest. I had to have a break in the middle, when condx
seemed to have taken a break too. I always have DX Atlas running in a contest,
and interesting to hear prop change while watching the earth twirl around, with
the northern areas always in sunlight. I worked much more directly over the pole
than before, even a VU on 20m.
Nothing heard/worked from EU on 10 (expected) or 15 (disappointed).
The highlight of the contest was working PY2XB on 160m, the only Q off the
continent - no KH6 or JA.
Still using only my 260' doublet on all bands.

Ralph, VE7XF
 
K3ZJ   SOABSSB HP   462,7572017-07-10 14:59:26
C31XR @ 49' + OCF dipole for 40/80.
 
4U1WB(AJ3M)   SOABSSB HP   80,7602017-07-10 15:29:51
Part time effort from the World Bank Group Staff Amateur Radio Club's 4U1WB in
Washington, DC.

Thank you for the QSOs.

73,

Masa, AJ3M
 
K1ZZ   SOABCW HP   1,864,5032017-07-10 15:39:26
This is not a competitive entry and will not be listed with the SOAB HP CW
competitors in the results. I was operating to hand out the AC multiplier so I
tried to maximize QSOs, not score. Thanks to everyone who called in and made it
fun!
 
NB1N   SOAB(A)CW HP   299,1562017-07-10 17:18:11
K3
KPA500
Wire Antennas
ZS6BKW
15m Delta Loop
80m Dipole

I had a good run on 40m when N1MM+ freeze up for a few minutes, naturally I've
lost the run frequency. Storm was a factor as well
in the afternoon, but not for too long. It was still fun, it was good to hear
KV1J and W1UE from afar. Thanks for the Qs.

73, Sandor - NB1N
 
W9TC   SOABCW LP   61,4402017-07-10 17:44:40
Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ
1.8 8 10 2 1
3.5 40 70 7 9
7 44 110 10 10
14 133 425 21 30
21 9 25 4 2
Total 234 640 44 52
Score: 61,440
 
ZL1IF   SOABCW HP   184,9552017-07-10 19:36:44
Single band 40m. Antenna 4-square / 2 elevated radials. K3 + Amp 1kW; N1MM
 
WP3CW(NP3A)   SOABCW LP   750,6002017-07-10 19:43:03
After calling CQ for 2 hours and blaming the condx for poor 80m signals, found
out receiver antenna jumper was loose. Screw it into SO239 and the band came to
live.

Thanks all for QSOs. 73

Eric G. NP3A
 
KS5Z   M/S HP   323,0162017-07-10 20:31:57
Our annual "training" event, Team KS5Z more than doubled our claimed
score over last year's results, a solid improvement using the same station and
mostly the same ops. Conditions were better than expected, but not great. We
had occasionally good runs, but S&P had mixed results. It was much like FD
in that some stations just didn't seem to hear well.

We're attempting to build up the cadre of contest operators in Lubbock for
future events. It's always great fun to share stories (some true) and for me,
catch up with friends I haven't seen in a year. None of is is
"young" but we are young in heart. Thanks to all who pulled our
little pistol signal out of the mud. See you next year, or for a couple of us,
this year's Nov SS-SSB.

73, Bill, K8TE, the only non-Texan at KS5Z
 
NP4Z   Headquarters HP   3,016,3592017-07-10 20:34:45
In preparation for WRTC, TL Julio AD4Z accepted my invitation to come down and
operate the radio sport from my QTH. Just coming back from Field day we had
enought
tent operation, so we needed some rates that would be similar to what we would
get in germany 2018, So we decided to run m2 and send in a check log. The only
way to achieve close to that from the caribbean so far from europe, was to
operate HP and focus on making rate decisions and moving mults. Turns out that
very few mults moved but we had some decent rates, while getting the kick of
calling stations and searching for the HQ's.

Very surpised with the summer propagation, I felt like there was a jump in
conditions overnight, with beautiful 20 meters and 40 meters being productive,
even 80 was good.

I think we achieved the goal to have fun and get the feel for next year. Was
surprised to hear DM2M and DR8A with good signals in all bands, hope that all
the teams that practiced in europe this weekend also got the chance to warm up
and have fun.

Thanks to Julio for coming down and sharing the contest with me and Thanks to
all for QSO's and cu on the bands!

73's

Felipe

PD:
on the HQ class is where only made sense to send the score :)
 
KØRF(WØUA)   SOABCW HP   1,458,9362017-07-10 20:38:24
In the early 20-Teens, I operated this contest from Chuck's for 4 consecutive
years. Then came the fire at Chuck's, then came my CLL diagnosis and the
ensuing (and wonderfully successful) chemotherapy last year. So, this was my
first single-op attempt at anything for exactly 2 years, i.e., IARU 2015. Since
Chuck's first priority is supporting his XYL through an illness of her own just
now (thankfully, she's on the mend), he offered me the chance to come up &
get on. I was devoid of any recent practice as a single-op & more than a
little uncertain about my stamina. It was my custom, in those earlier IARU
events, to play 18 holes of golf on that same Sunday, virtually without sleep,
in the mid-summer heat here. I think it's kind-of a man-card thing? So, when
my golf-buddy called, I accepted the 11:30 AM tee-time--with the proviso--to
which he gratefully agreed--that I'd advise him if I just plain couldn't make
it & he'd have to forgive me.

I had a couple of small glitches with the station (lost an 87A early-on &
got hooked-up to another one across the room), but nothing major. Chuck has
his magnificent station not just rebuilt, but modernized right to the
state-of-the-art & the new setup "bugs" tirelessly worked-out to
near 100 percent reliability. This is no small feat for a man in his mid-70s,
BTW.

Anyway, it all worked-out, I got through it just fine, felt about the same as
before all the bad stuff, surely no worse-for-wear during or after. What a
relief! Thank you Dr. Barnett & the outstanding Rocky Mountain Cancer
Center! The bands? They were up, they were down, they came back. 20 went
completely silent to the DX-corners Saturday night...then, came back strong to
Asia around 1 AM local. Between about 3-5 AM local here, 40 went dead to JA.
Ouch! Then, it magically came back in the last hour, stronger than ever. We
love (and need) our JA-friends here, can't thank & credit them enough for
being there. 15 was spotty, except for the nice e-opening Saturday AM. So, 20
took the load, as expected. It's interesting that the summertime QRN seems to
get worse every year with my advancing age? I even made sure to honor
tradition by working as few HQ stations as possible, just like old times!

And, yes, I dragged myself out there on Sunday & played that 18-holes in
98-degree heat. And I was horrible! The worst ever, truly embarrassing! But,
all I had to do--same as for the contest--was show-up & play it through to
get my man-card renewed with the coveted Chuck Norris endorsement. Pretty
groggy after the round, I did have to use MapQuest to find my way home from the
course. Imagine my surprise when I awoke this morning in the wrong house? On
the wrong street? Nice of those folks to let me crash, though...

It just feels so good to be "back" and be able to do this again &
I hope everyone had as much fun as I did--and enjoyed the same pain from it
today, LOL!

Geo W0UA
 
HA5PP   SOAB(A)Mixed QRP   340,8002017-07-10 20:58:46
KX3, TS590S
TH3JRs 3L/3B 15m up
invL, invV, GP
Own skimmer cluster system, Wintelnetx
N1MM logger (Telnet: stations mainly in S/N queue)


73s
 
YP7A(YO7SR)   SOAB(A)SSB LP   664,7342017-07-10 21:43:46
This was my first SOAB with SO2R in this contest.

My equipemnt was:

Elecraft K3
ICOM IC-756proii
DXDoubler interface


Yagi tribander 14/21/28
4sq for 7
INV V for 3,5
INV L for 1,8

GP for 7/14/21/28

Tnx all for QSO's and see you in the next contest!

73, Stefan
YP7A (YO7SR)
 
W6YX(N7MH)   SOABCW LP   607,8572017-07-10 23:03:27
Equipment: 2x K3/P3, YCCC SO2R box, Writelog, 160 "C" antenna, 80 inv.
vee, M2 4 el. 40, 40 inv. vee, KLM 6 el. 20, HyGain 205CA fixed ENE, HyGain
155CA fixed ENE, C31XR fixed E, Pro67 fixed ESE

Our 3 working antennas for 15 were all stuck pointing east or southeast which
worked out well since that's where most Qs were to be had. I worked a few JAs
on 15 with the 40m Yagi but missed KH6 and other Pacific mults.

10 was open to much of North America in the 1900Z hour with especially strong
signals from W1 and W2. Pete/K6TJ showed up at the shack earlier in the day and
worked South America on 10 but I didn't hear any Caribbean or South America
later when I was on 10.

After working a couple of stations on 160 I was called by K6RR. I sent my
exchange but he kept sending his callsign. That's when I noticed high SWR which
the K3 ATU was not able to correct. I tried 40 meters but had the same high SWR.
I continued CQing on 80 on the other radio and finally was able to determine
that the high SWR was only on the antennas on one SixPak. Disconnecting the
PL-259 revealed a center pin that was entirely blackened and rough to the
touch. After replacing the 3-foot jumper with another cable I once again had
two working radios. It was odd that this connection suddenly failed when I was
running 100 W as I'm guessing the damage was from earlier arcing at high
power.

The rate plummeted in the last hour so after a 10 minute gap between QSOs and
starting to feel very drowsy I stopped with a half hour remaining.

73,
-Mike, N7MH
 
HB9ARF   SOABCW LP   264,4952017-07-10 23:52:14
Thanks to all for qso's

73's
Phil - HB9ARF
 
RW2F   M/S LP   2,032,9382017-07-11 03:06:55
WRTC style operation. M/2, LP, w/o cluster.
 
LZ5R(@LZA5R)   M/S HP   4,858,6502017-07-11 04:27:45
We were practicing for WRTC 2018. We used two radios in M/2 WRTC style with the
software setup for WRTC.
The Zones are actually DXCC countries and score is calculated by WRTC rules. We
worked only five bands without using DXC.
We post the result here for others to be able to compare with us. We will
submit the log to IARU HF committee as a check-log.
Krassy K1LZ
 
HA7GN   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   218,6802017-07-11 06:52:13
Casual remote operation while babysitting..
 
K9HXO   SOABCW LP   2,5482017-07-11 07:22:51
Fun, if limited, time available.

Barefoot K3 to 18 ft tall vertical
 
W6SZN   SOAB(A)CW HP   3,5722017-07-11 07:35:27
Never expected to work a new on 160 in the middle of summer--but I did.
 
JG1VGX(@JG1ZUY)   SOABMixed HP   584,5912017-07-11 09:09:13
Came back to serious contesting after almost two years of hiatus.
Had a lot of fun even though not in the best condx.

See you in the next contest!
73 rin JG1VGX
 
AEØEE   SOABCW LP   58,5902017-07-11 09:40:38
100 W, dipoles up 20-30', keyed with either an iambic paddle or vibroplex bug
(mostly paddle).

This contest was the first time I have put a newly-acquired K3 on HF. Wow!
It's a huge improvement over the FT-857d I had been using, even with the narrow
filter in the 857. There's much more I'll need to learn to take advantage of
all it can do (sub-receiver, I'm looking at you!), but already I'm off to a
good start.

I didn't get down to my station until 1700z, then had to set up the station and
the antennas for 40-10 m. I decided to be optimistic about 10 meters and spend
contest time setting up the antenna for it. By 1900z I was on the air.
Although four contacts for twelve points and two multipliers was perhaps not
the best return on invested time, I like to give a shout on 10 m to help keep
activity levels up.

After a while on 15 m, it became clear that 20 m was open to Europe. Knowing
I'd need those multipliers and points badly, I worked the opening for all I
could, picking up an all-time new one in HB0 and another chance for a
confirmation from TA. I heard 7Z1SJ and 4Z5LY, but couldn't get their
attention.

I managed to get a run going on 40 m from 0200-0400z. Most of the contacts
were W/VE, but points are points and the rate keeps me interested in the
contest!

Low-band DX was hard to come by. On 40 m, only EA8, I, KH6, VK, and ZL made it
in the log. On 80 m, the only DX was KH6. My low dipoles for 80 and 160 m
aren't great for DX, so I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to put KH6
in the log just after local midnight on 160 m.

All in all this was a fun contest, and I'm pleased to have logged more than 300
contacts in 12 hours of operating time. Now it's time to study the manual for
the radio a bit more and figure out how to better make use of the bells and
whistles.
 
YL4HQ   Headquarters HP   10,080,4042017-07-11 10:06:43
VY 73 GL ! and Thank's for QSO's ! CU next year
 
KU2M   SOABSSB HP   250,8002017-07-11 12:31:02
A long family outing for most of Saturday "DX time" eliminated me from
serious competition. You know, summer. Didn't get home until after 11 PM, which
was too late for most of the action, but made the best of it - & it was fun
while it lasted!

Conditions for the few hours I was able to be on Saturday morning were somewhat
poor to EU, with weak/watery sigs on 20. However, to my surprise, there was prop
to EU on 15M & I was hearing & working the louder EU stations - mostly
"HQ" stations - so just for the "halibut," I checked out
10M - and to my even greater surprise I heard and worked II9HQ - the only EU
station I've heard on 10 for some time now. Sadly, however, he was the only sig
on the entire band, and I just couldn't hang around.
 
VE3HEU   SOAB(A)CW LP   5,6002017-07-11 16:08:34
IARU Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2017-07-08

CallSign Used : VE3HEU
Operator(s) : VE3HEU

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : ASSISTED
Band : 40M
Power : LOW
Mode : CW
Default Exchange : 4
Gridsquare : FN03HP

Name : Victor
Address : Carnuccio
352 Front Street West 1015
City/State/Zip : Toronto ON M5V 0K3
Country : CANADA

ARRL Section : GTA
Club/Team :
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6495.0

Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ Pt/Q
7 68 200 13 15 2.9
Total 68 200 13 15 2.9


Score : 5,600
Rig :

Antennas :

Soapbox :


I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
established for amateur radio in my country. My report is
correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be
bound by the decisions of the Contest Committee.



Date : 2017-07-11 Signature :
 
WXØB(AD5Q)   SOABCW HP   1,233,6702017-07-11 17:38:07
Got off to a good start, and after 6 hours the score was about 50% higher than
at the same point last year. Then the bands got noisy and the rate tanked. It
wasn't a big storm system, but it was northeast and nearby. So there was about
3-1/2 hours of low rate in the afternoon, including 2 hours of actual down time
with the cables pulled. When the cells moved south I was able to run again.

What I look forward to in this contest is the opportunity to experiment with
interleaving Qso's on 2 run bands. The technique has major limitations which I
learned about last year. Both runs need to be easy copy (with mostly short
prefilled exchanges) where few contacts need callsign fills. This means that
the big EU runs in CQWW aren't the best place to practice and that the
stateside runs in this contest most certainly are. The automation is scripted,
and I need to do my coding and testing on-site. I intended to implement new
changes prior to this contest which would manage situations where its necessary
to pause both runs in order to get fills in one or both of them. I arrived to
find the shack PC dead and needing compatible parts (found on Craigslist), so
the programming changes didn't go in until after the contest (and sleep).

I tried some Dueling ESM anyway, beginning with a run on 10 while already
running on 15. Different CW messages are used which aren't the static ones
configured in the software. They were still hard coded from the ARRL CW, and
after 19 Q's somebody let me know that I was sending "TX" in my
exchange instead of my zone (tnx, W9RE). At this time I also noticed that the
rig on 15 wasn't transmitting at all. I was expecting this problem since we
hadn't isolated and fixed it after the ARRL CW. Something overheats, so no SO2R
until it cools off. 2 hours later I was interleaving runs on 15 & 20 with
rates peaking well over 200 (300+ once). This made my day, overshadowing any
other problems. I'm hooked on interleaving.

As in the ARRL CW, the run rig continued to fail on transmit and we have a
handle on the problem. I was SO1R for most of the night and for over half the
contest overall. Looking forward to next year.

Roy -- AD5Q
 
VU2DED   SOABMixed LP   12,3482017-07-11 18:22:01
Working conditions: Icom IC-707, barefoot with Home-brew Carolina Windom
antenna, 40M through 10M and Yaesu antenna Tuner FC-700.


See you next year.
73
VU2DED
Ajaya
New Delhi ML88on
India
 
KF4EKA   SOABSSB LP   23,5622017-07-11 19:42:16
Used N3FJP logging program
Total Contacts 134
QSO Points 374
Total Multipliers 63
Total Score 23,562
 
VA3LR   SOAB(A)SSB HP   11,5202017-07-11 20:16:26
This was very much a part time effort with only 20 minutes here and there. It
was the first chance to use my new call sign VA3LR (previously used VE3WPV) in
a contest. It worked well as I found my other call sign was sometimes a tongue
twister for others. This was only a phone effort as my CW skills are just not
up to par yet ... hoping to remedy that over the next couple of months.
Equipment: FTDX3000, ALS-1306, Hexbeam (27' high on the corner of my elevated
deck) and an End-Fed wire for 40 & 80.
 
K6DTT   SOAB(A)SSB HP   267,8002017-07-11 20:40:29
Band conditions weren't great, but still had a lot of fun. I operated the
station remotely from my home in California, and thanks to the crew at
RemoteHamRadio.com the remote operation was flawless for the entire 15 hours.

Already looking forward to next year.

73,
Alan K6DTT
 
VA7DX   SOAB(A)CW HP   234,6922017-07-11 21:15:08
Casual entry to improve my CW.
Flex6700, Acom2000, Cubex Mantis Quad 5B4L +30/40, M2 20M5, Dipoles on 80/160
Thanks to all who worked me in the contest!
 
ZL6HQ   Headquarters HP   1,425,3142017-07-12 00:28:10
Kia ora!
 
YRØHQ   Headquarters HP   13,575,3602017-07-12 00:44:58
160M CW: YO5AJR, YO5OCZ, YO5OHC, YO5DAE, YO5DAS, YO5PVC,
160M PH: YO5OBA, YO5OED, YO9RIJ
80M CW: YO5PBF, YO5PBW, YO3GNF, YO7CVL, YO7HGM
80M PH: YO8CT, YO8DHA, YO8PS, YO3BL, YO5AM, YO5DGE, YO5PCB
40M CW: YO3APJ, YO3IRM, YO3LW, YO3ND, YO5CBX, YO5OLD
40M PH: YO7BGA, YO7LFV, YO6CFB, YO6OAF, YO6SZ
20M CW: YO9FNP, YO9SW, YO4DW
20M PH: YO3CZW, YO3HOT, YO2LEA
15M CW: YO7DAA, YO7FB, YO9BPX, YO9CB
15M PH: YO4RIU, YO8NR, YO8SKY, YO3GOD, YO3GW
10M CW: YO8BIG, YO8BGD, YO8SDM, YO8OY, YO5PQQ, YO4ATW
10M PH: YO2LIW, YO2LLZ, YO2LSP, YO2MKL, YO2AOB, YO2RR
 
B9HQ(@BY9AC)   Headquarters HP   3,085,0122017-07-12 01:34:19
160m:
TS590S Dipole
BA6QR

80m CW:
FT1000MP SPE1.3K Inv Vee
BD1RX,BD1GO,BH1LHS

80m SSB:
IC756proIII HF1200 Inv Vee
BA4TB

40m CW:
FTDX 5000 HF4000 Phased verticals;Inv Vee
BA5CW,BG3UPA

40m SSB:
IC7600 HF2500 D240
BH4SQE,BG7BES,BG7EBO

20m CW:
FTDX 5000 HF4000 C19XR
BH4RQU,BD5XX,BG3UPA

20m SSB:
IC7600 HF2500 4ele yagi
BA7MY,BA4TB,BD9DM,BH1DYK,BH1NSN

15m CW:
FTDX 3000 ACOM600S SpiderBeam
BD5FFK,BH4RQU,BG3UPA,BD5XX

15m SSB:
IC7600 SPE1.3K 5ele yagi
BD7BM,BD9XE,BG9XD,BG9GXM

10m CW:
IC756proIII HF1200 SpiderBeam
BA1AJ,BA4TB,BD4TS,BH4TKN
 
W1END   SOABCW LP   45,8162017-07-12 03:42:48
Nice conditions and a lot of activity, even 10 meters. Whee. All S&P.
Eldon - W1END
 
YTØHQ   Headquarters HP   14,906,8832017-07-12 03:45:49
1.8 cw Mislodjin YU1EW: YU9DX, YT7AW
1.8ssb Goc YU1CF : YU1CF, YU5W, YT9W, YT1MI, Pedja, Pera

3.5cw Grabovac YT9A : YT9A
3.5ssb Paracin YT1AA : YT1AA, Bojan

7cw Muzlja YT7A : YU7DW, YU7GW, YU7GM, YU1LA, 9A1AA, YU5RA, Lali, YT7M,
YU7BJ, YU7CP, YU2MEX
7ssb Bartovci YU7U : YU7U, YU7XX (VK2DX), YT1HA

14cw Pozarevac YU1DW: YU1DW, YU8A, YU1LG, YU4SSR
14ssb Kragujevac YT3X: YT3X, YT5X, YT2CQ, YT1X

21cw Mislodjin YU1EW: YU1EW, YU6DX, Slavenko
21ssb Sevojno YT9X : YU1ZZ, YU1JW, YU3EEA, YT1BD, YU1MM

28cw Pozarevac YT5W : YU1AU, YU1BN, YT5DEY
28ssb Beograd YU1EA : YU1EA, YT3EA

Network: YU1EW
Team leader 2017: YU1MM

73 de Milan
YU1ZZ - YT0Z
 
HA3LN   SOAB(A)CW HP   233,7402017-07-12 04:25:54
Tested the replacement of the storm destroyed verticals on 40/80m...
 
K3UA   SOAB(A)CW HP   133,5602017-07-12 06:31:57
Fun as always! The conditions were better than expected.

K3 with AL-82 and 80M dipole for all bands - 25 feet high.
 
HG2U(N4YDU)   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   1,055,2152017-07-12 10:13:22
Special thanks to Zoli (HA1AG) for being an amazing host!

This was originally going to be a M/2 practice WRTC run with N3KS but Kam had
to cancel a few days prior to the contest. So, it turned into a solo WRTC data
collecting experience for me - and I truly learned a ton.

This was my first operating experience from EU and it was a blast - looking
forward to doing it again in the future. It sure is a different contest from
EU than W4!

Prior to the contest we had to set up and fix a few station bugs caused by a
recent lightening strike. But thanks to Zoli and Peter (HA1TNX)all was good
the morning of the contest.

I spent the last two days of my trip in Budapest and I must thank HA5XA for
showing me around the beautiful city.

73,

Nate/N4YDU
 
DP4T(@DJ4PT)   M/S LP   2,547,7562017-07-12 12:58:11
Can you imagine how strong men has to be by the decision to use 3-bander,
dipoles, 100w power during the Contest instead of rotary 3 el ful size quad
antenna for 80 m on some nearly 40m high free standing tower, full size 5 el
quad antenna on similar separate tower, KW amplifier when He can almost touch
all those available playing tools by lenght of extended hand......?
We did!
In December of 2016 We asked Chris DL1MGB (He visited Lithuania during 60
years celebration of Kaunas university of technology radio club) for the
possibility to
visit and operate one of possible WRTC testing stations in Germany in July of
2017. The answer was NO, because me and Mindis LY4L were considered as
potential competitors in WRTC 2018. But luckily Chris promissed us to ask DL
Contest community if some one can host us during IARU 2017. Voila! Things
ended
the way We collected our transceivers, computers, filters, lot of other
neccessary stuff and headed to Klaus DJ4PT QTH for taking part in IARU 2017.
The
main goal of our trip of course was to learn propagation differences, to
understand and fix in to our memorys where to turn antenna, how differently
the
DX signals sounds more than thousant km away from our home and many many more.
We thought that this kind of training would really help us to be more
competetive next year, if WRTC committee would select us as one of competing
teams. And today I think We were not shouting away the target. The trip was
very productive. For this We owe tones of thanks to amazing Host Klaus DJ4PT
and His XYL Helga - their hospitality is unforgettable, To Klaus DF9XV for
substituding those big monster quad antennas by dipoles for 80 and 40 m and
spending many hours of His time to make us happy, Klaus DJ4AX for going long
distance from His home to share secrets of propagation and old stories,
to Christian DL1MGB for taking care about our wishes to operate from Germany.
Thanks to Helga and DF9XV XYL Brigitte, DL4OBD for keeping my wife busy during
Contest
Weekend. Thanks to Sarunas, M0UNN (Mindis brother) for coming ower and
supporting us in Germany, thanks to our technical manager Gin LY5Y for beeing
with us when is neccessary and everywhere.
Our score above was made according announced WRTC 2018 rules, using equipment
and antennas approaching possible WRTC reality - OB threebander, bit higher,
but facing trees, 40 m 1 element dipole on separate tower from yagi (0
interference between 40 and other bands in this case), 80m dipole, FTDX3000,
FTDX5000 at 100W and so on.
There are shown DXCC countries instead of zones, and score counted according
WRTC rules since We used WRTC configuration in Win-Test. Two signals were
transmitted at the same time. Log will be send as check log of course and
will
be open for everyone after the dead line.

Me and Mindis were staying in chairs almost full time, but few QSO's were made
by Gin and Sarunas during our contest related discutions.

73! Gedas LY9A
 
IK4XCL(ROBERTO)   SOABCW LP   200,5352017-07-12 14:39:34
Yaesu ft 1000 mp
Pwr:80/90 W
Ant: spiderbeam 10/15/20, multi dipole 40/80m

Funny contest, very nice 20m!

Tnx es GL !
Roberto
 
WN6K   SOABMixed LP   114,4782017-07-12 20:46:12
Not enough mults, too hot in the shack, and too tired Saturday nite to pound it
out to the end.

Local Superstar in my category KI6RRN did a magnificent performance in the SOAB
LP category.

WN6K, Paul
 
K5GN(@W5KU)   SOABCW HP   1,887,1022017-07-12 21:22:40
Personal best, though I think I had some tactical errors early and late. I sure
didn't find all the HQ stations I should have. But I think this is my first
time over 2400. Condx were better than expected thanks to the large sunspot
that showed up just in time. Wx QRN was not very good at all. Lots of nearby
small storms from sunrise to midnight along the Gulf Coast. Did not get to
check/replace beverage terminations before the contest, so they were less than
full function, though the gave some improvement in S/N (not much and not much
directivity). Lots of good activity, though, and a great time on the air!
 
R2AA   SOABMixed HP   3,661,2322017-07-12 21:26:27
IARU HF Championship: iven if you play "SO-THREE-R" from here using a
forest of antennas, you can never beat a result of any station from
Cyprus...:))
My congratulations to Andrey, LZ2HM (@P33W)- #1 (SOAB HP MIX) - great score!
 
VK2CZ   SOABSSB HP   2,6402017-07-12 22:22:30
Setup a field day type 40m dipole just for the weekend. Best pattern should
have been to North America, and it worked pretty well.. I had zero man made
noise on and 10m.. wierd for a city station.. Without anything to compare
recent propagation to, it seems a bit of tough work on 40m, but managed to eke
out a few QSO's from all over. Nothing at all heard or worked on 10m.

One QSO made both myself and the other station pause in disbelief.. and that
was with VE9CB.. this is an almost impossible contact from VK, indeed my very
first in 20 years.. but we made it, and we double checked calls and exchange
to be sure, to be sure.. other minute long windows of opportunity presented
themselves in the Caribbean and long path EU.. a very fast changable scene
about what I could hear.
Oddly I managed just 1 QSO with VK4 (Zone 55) and that was pitifully weak, so
propagation on 40m was nothing like what I used to know.
 
OF1ØØHQ   Headquarters HP   13,844,1942017-07-12 23:49:10
After several months of preparations, the unique callsign OF100HQ hit the
airwaves in the IARU HF World Championship last Saturday. The callsign
reflected Finland's centennial celebration of its independence this year, and
naturally endowed the operators with a particular sense of national pride and
gratitude.

During the past 100 years, Finland as part of the Nordic nations has developed
into the home of one of the world's most happy, secure, and technologically
advanced people. So indeed there is much for us to be grateful for:
http://stat.fi/ajk/satavuotiassuomi/suomimaailmankarjessa_en.html

The stations participating in the HQ effort were located throughout Finland,
and for the first time, all of them were networked in Win-Test configuration.
This provided great camaraderie, particularly through the chat window. Even the
"graveyard shift" workers got to enjoy a rapidly evolving log although
all they could do was press F1, eat rye bread, and cheer others on!

The network worked flawlessly, the stations worked flawlessly much of the time,
and we fortunately avoided all thunderstorm-related problems. Band conditions
were lousy, but even with less than 100 years of radio operating experience,
we've "gotten the message" about that by now...

Station locations and operators were as follows:

OH1F -- 40SSB, 15SSB, 10CW (op. OH1HS OH1MM OH1NOA OH1TM)
OH1TX -- 80SSB (op. OH6KZP)
OH2BH -- 80CW (op. OH2BH OH2MM OH7EA Z61DX)
OH2PM -- 40CW (op. OH2PM OH1MA)
OH5Z -- 160SSB, 20SSB, 15CW, 10SSB (op. 4O3A 9A5K OG9X OH2BU OH5CZ OH5NQ OH5TS
OH5WH OH6MW OH6XX)
OH8X -- 20CW (op. OH0XX)
OH9W/OH2BCI -- 160CW (op. OH2BCI)

Thanks to everyone for the QSOs, especially the 21 stations with all 12
band/mode slots worked. Thanks also to all station hosts, and particularly to
Timo OG9X, Timo OH1NOA, Martti OH2BH, and Juha OH6XX for the general
preparations related to the operation. QSL via OH2BH.

On behalf of the team,
Kim OH6KZP
 
WA2MCR   SOABMixed LP   46,6982017-07-13 08:06:35
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: ENY
CALLSIGN: WA2MCR
CLUB: Hudson Valley Contesters and DXers
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: MIXED
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 46698
OPERATORS: WA2MCR
NAME: Joe
ADDRESS: 3 Nancy La
ADDRESS-CITY: Cortlandt Manor
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: NY
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 10567
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6495.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
N1IXF   SOABMixed LP   20,4802017-07-13 09:17:19
A little time in the morning to play from home.

Thanks for Q's

73,
Rich N1IXF
 
DR4A(JH5GHM)   SOABMixed LP   705,6722017-07-13 22:23:45
As a team leader of AS#6 WRTC 2018, I went to Frankfurt to learn propagation for
each band to establish the strategy for the next year. Unfortunately, my team
mate didn't join me this time, and this was single operator attempt.

I put DXCC for Zones in the summary, since Zone is not multiplier for WRTC
2018. I used WTRC 2018 mode for this participation. So there was no cluster
information nor predefined SCP.

The condition in Europe was completely different from what I had experienced
when working Europe in Japan. The band was much quieter than what was in
Japan.
I had an issue with releasing PTT(about 0.5sec) after sending CW message with
Winkeyer, so I often had problem to copy the call sign when running. I hope
this will be fixed next year.
Due to the purpose of this trip, I tried to go and listen to each band as much
as possible regardless of the activity on the band, so the total number of Qs
was not as expected, but it's almost what I expected before the contest
(1000Qs).

Special thanks to DL3YM, DK9VZ, DK1VD, DH2WQ and DC8QT for this trip.

equipment: TS-590SG /w Afedri SDR-Net for panadaptor, Mosley 4el trapped
tri-bander for 10-15-20, long-wire for 40-80.
logging software: SkookumLogger 2.1.8
 
PI4DX(PD2DX)   SOAB(A)SSB HP   1,345,5082017-07-14 01:53:19
Thanks for a great contest, see you next year!
 
SC9W(@SM5AJV)   M/S LP   1,540,3032017-07-14 02:11:47
This was a WRTC training session with the new call SC9W.

Before the start of the contest we found out that SC9W wasn't detected by the
Reverse Beacon Network very well. We realized that the CW Skimmer callsign
pattern configuration was not suited for our new call. Some Skimmer operators
changed their configuration and we got some more spots, but the unchanged
Skimmers did spot us very seldom.


We used almost a WRTC style set-up

10/15/20: F12 C3@20m with triplexer
40: F12 EF240S @22m
80: inverted V @ 18 m
Radios: 2 x K3

Software: DxLog. The score is recalculated with the WinTest WRTC-2018 version

Propagation was lousy and the geomagnetic disturbance during resulted in
decreased QSO's and multipliers on the high bands. Both stations had some
off-periods of 1-2 hours each.

We are looking forward to see more results from pre-WRTC operations.

73
Ingo SM5AJV
 
OG6N(OH6NIO)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,761,9452017-07-15 02:39:31
Fun contest although 15m and 10m were in poor shape. Improved my last year
score.
 
KM4JA   SOABMixed LP   11,1602017-07-15 10:24:34
Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ Pt/Q
7 CW 56 130 7 16 2.3
14 CW 40 90 7 5 2.3
14 USB 1 1 0 1 1.0
21 CW 9 13 3 2 1.4
21 USB 2 10 2 0 5.0
28 CW 2 4 1 1 2.0
Total Both 110 248 20 25 2.3
Score: 11,160
1 Mult = 2.4 Q's
 
DK8ZB(@DF9ZP)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,822,4962017-07-15 11:17:12
tks for the qso's
 
K6CSL   SOABCW LP   3,9252017-07-15 16:52:44
Very poor conditions here. Really rough for my 100W and "invisible"
antennas. Hope for better next year.
 
AT1HQ   Headquarters HP   1,204,5472017-07-17 00:43:15
This year's AT1HQ operation is dedicated to the memory of Ved
VU2VP, eminent scientist and long time Vice President of ARSI who
became a Silent Key on 6th July.

Like previous years, AT1HQ was once
again on the air as the ARSI multiplier in the IARU Contest. Back
in 2016, we had tried out a Wide Area Network (WAN) operation
using VPN connecting stations in Mumbai, Bangalore and
Mangalore. This year, due to a last minute development, the
Mumbai team couldn't participate and therefore AT1HQ comprised
ops at stations in Bangalore and Mangalore only. We once again seamlessly
cnnected all stations over the internet and N1MMLogger+ worked
great with the Master server on the Microsoft Azure cloud. All
the networked stations could see all the QSOs made by the other
AT1HQ stations immediately. We were also on the the Online
Contest Scoreboard at cqcontest.net and this meant
minute-by-minute progress was available for viewing online.
Contesting has truly become an online spectator sport!

Conditions were terrible all weekend and a solar flare only
added to the misery. Scores were way down from last year as can
be seen from the summary. Thanks to ARSI for the opportunity
to be a Multiplier and thank you to all those hams who stepped
forward to make this operation possible.

Links to the setup guides for Server side https://goo.gl/5phfUy
and Client side https://goo.gl/xqWwPX
for multi-op WAN VPN networked operations have been
shared on the N1MM+ Yahoogroups mailing list for use by other HQ
stations who may be interested. The full package is now on the
N1MM website under Additional Support Files at
http://n1mmplus.hamdocs.com/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3792
The latest updated files will be availble here when changes are
made.

Note that a cloud based server is not really needed to
run this network like we did. One of the stations which has the
Master computer can run Softether VPN Server on the same machine
and the other stations on the network can connect to it using the
Client setup guide.

QSL via VU2PTT

73 from the AT1HQ team

Prasad VU2PTT
 
OL3E(OK1JOC)   SOABMixed LP   147,3782017-07-17 08:14:03
FT950 dipoles
 
DJ5MW(@DM3W)   SOABMixed LP   825,2202017-07-18 04:54:28
Did a little WRTC test with spiderbeam and 40/80 trap dipole.
Rig was a TS590.
I did the contest in the old traditional way without scope... this has to be
implemented later.
So main target was checking propagation from the north east. My QTH is 600km
from here, so a few things were different from home.
conds were quite bad like expected, but still some surprises.
10m opened short skip somewhat... no US on 15m, big guns could be heard, but no
chance with 100W. only w1aw/2 worked at 23Z.

Nice to see so many teams already testing from Germany, these guys really take
it serious!

See you all from DL next year, hopefully with better conds!

TNX to the DM3W crew for the possibility to user their station!

73 de Manfred DJ5MW
 
DM2M   M/S LP   1,730,5322017-07-18 21:00:57
Above score is calculated using standard IARU rules. WRTC scoring posted at the
bottom for comparison.

Huge thank you to Pit, DK3WE, and his family for allowing us to operate from DL
this year. Their hospitality was second to none! Pit put a lot of work into
getting the station ready for us, and it was much appreciated. The station was
a Spiderbeam around 40 feet, and 40/80m wires.

We operated full M/2 as a check log and the cluster was used to gather maximum
information. The cluster didn't really help, but it was nice to know we didn't
miss any openings.

We had a fantastic vacation in Germany with a brief stay in OE on the way home.
The only regret was missing that little hamfest on the lake the following
weekend. Work schedules did not allow us to stay an extra few days to see
everyone, unfortunately.

It was really great competing with the other "WRTC Test" stations
scattered around Europe. Our full log will be posted on the WRTC website soon.


We are already looking forward to next year!!
-Chris KL9A

WRTC Scoring:

BAND CW SSB DXC HQ POINTS AVG
----------------------------------------
80 287 24 40 32 683 2.20
40 407 73 51 42 1261 2.63
20 863 181 77 54 3327 3.19
15 186 43 43 32 567 2.48
10 66 9 16 20 165 2.20
----------------------------------------
TOTAL 1809 330 227 180 6003 2.81
========================================
TOTAL SCORE : 2 443 221

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CONTEST: IARU-HF
CALLSIGN: DM2M
CATEGORY: MULTI-TWO ALL LOW MIXED
OPERATORS: DK3WE KL9A N6MJ

** CW ****** Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y **************

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 5 90 16 10 121 6.7
1300 0 0 20 71 37 0 128 13.8
1400 0 0 0 61 36 8 105 19.6
1500 0 0 0 55 18 2 75 23.8
1600 0 0 36 15 6 1 58 27.0
1700 0 0 24 49 0 0 73 31.0
1800 0 0 44 31 0 0 75 35.2
1900 0 15 22 35 0 0 72 39.2
2000 0 65 10 42 3 0 120 45.8
2100 0 34 36 34 0 0 104 51.6
2200 0 64 0 40 0 0 104 57.3
2300 0 1 40 28 0 0 69 61.2
0000 0 17 43 52 0 0 112 67.4
0100 0 26 24 21 1 0 72 71.4
0200 0 33 12 9 0 0 54 74.3
0300 0 31 35 7 0 0 73 78.4
0400 0 0 10 32 9 0 51 81.2
0500 0 0 23 33 0 8 64 84.8
0600 0 0 0 26 12 23 61 88.1
0700 0 0 0 22 13 2 37 90.2
0800 0 0 2 39 15 1 57 93.4
0900 0 0 1 1 4 5 11 94.0
1000 0 0 20 22 5 1 48 96.6
1100 0 0 0 46 10 5 61 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 286 407 861 185 66 1805


** PH ****** Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y **************

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 0 0 9 1 10 3.0
1300 0 0 12 0 0 0 12 6.7
1400 0 0 0 0 5 2 7 8.8
1500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.8
1600 0 0 0 31 0 0 31 18.2
1700 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 21.3
1800 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 22.8
1900 0 0 21 5 0 0 26 30.7
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30.7
2100 0 0 5 15 0 0 20 36.8
2200 0 18 0 0 0 0 18 42.2
2300 0 6 0 26 0 0 32 52.0
0000 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 53.2
0100 0 0 4 7 0 0 11 56.5
0200 0 0 11 3 0 0 14 60.8
0300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60.8
0400 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 62.0
0500 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 62.9
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62.9
0700 0 0 0 29 5 2 36 73.9
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73.9
0900 0 0 8 47 8 0 63 93.0
1000 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 95.4
1100 0 0 0 0 13 2 15 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 24 73 180 43 9 329


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 5 90 25 11 131 131 6.1
1300 0 0 32 71 37 0 140 271 12.7
1400 0 0 0 61 41 10 112 383 17.9
1500 0 0 0 55 18 2 75 458 21.5
1600 0 0 36 46 6 1 89 547 25.6
1700 0 0 34 49 0 0 83 630 29.5
1800 0 0 44 36 0 0 80 710 33.3
1900 0 15 43 40 0 0 98 808 37.9
2000 0 65 10 42 3 0 120 928 43.5
2100 0 34 41 49 0 0 124 1052 49.3
2200 0 82 0 40 0 0 122 1174 55.0
2300 0 7 40 54 0 0 101 1275 59.7
0000 0 17 43 56 0 0 116 1391 65.2
0100 0 26 28 28 1 0 83 1474 69.1
0200 0 33 23 12 0 0 68 1542 72.3
0300 0 31 35 7 0 0 73 1615 75.7
0400 0 0 10 32 12 1 55 1670 78.3
0500 0 0 25 33 0 9 67 1737 81.4
0600 0 0 0 26 12 23 61 1798 84.3
0700 0 0 0 51 18 4 73 1871 87.7
0800 0 0 2 39 15 1 57 1928 90.3
0900 0 0 9 48 12 5 74 2002 93.8
1000 0 0 20 30 5 1 56 2058 96.4
1100 0 0 0 46 23 7 76 2134 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 310 480 1041 228 75 2134

Gross QSOs=2154 Dupes=20 Net QSOs=2134

Unique callsigns worked = 1339

The best 60 minute rate was 150/hour from 1223 to 1322
The best 30 minute rate was 160/hour from 1258 to 1327
The best 10 minute rate was 192/hour from 1316 to 1325

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 3 times.
5 QSOs/minute 10 times.
4 QSOs/minute 59 times.
3 QSOs/minute 180 times.
2 QSOs/minute 400 times.
1 QSOs/minute 490 times.

There were 1144 bandchanges and 630 (29.5%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 18
4 830
5 918
6 327
7 21
8 7
9 10
10 2
11 1

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
29 0 60 115 276 81 20 552 25.9
28 0 136 145 153 38 18 490 23.0
08 0 6 53 167 4 0 230 10.8
27 0 19 31 64 6 1 121 5.7
30 0 7 13 59 4 0 83 3.9
18 0 22 18 35 5 1 81 3.8
37 0 2 6 23 28 5 64 3.0
07 0 0 2 41 1 0 44 2.1
06 0 0 0 23 0 0 23 1.1
39 0 2 3 10 4 4 23 1.1
04 0 1 4 14 1 0 20 0.9
31 0 2 3 13 1 0 19 0.9
11 0 1 2 13 1 0 17 0.8
45 0 0 0 15 0 0 15 0.7
36 0 1 3 4 2 1 11 0.5
RSM 0 2 2 2 2 2 10 0.5
ARI 0 2 2 2 2 1 9 0.4
CRC 0 2 1 2 2 2 9 0.4
SRAL 0 2 2 2 2 1 9 0.4
URE 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.4
REF 0 2 2 2 1 1 8 0.4
SRS 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.4
FRR 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.4
UARL 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.4
ZRS 0 2 2 2 1 1 8 0.4
DARC 0 2 1 1 2 2 8 0.4
LRAL 0 2 2 2 1 1 8 0.4
RSGB 0 2 2 2 1 1 8 0.4
09 0 0 1 7 0 0 8 0.4
HRS 0 2 2 2 1 0 7 0.3
RAAG 0 1 2 2 2 0 7 0.3
BFRA 0 1 1 1 2 2 7 0.3
19 0 3 1 3 0 0 7 0.3
PZK 0 2 2 1 1 1 7 0.3
BFRR 0 1 2 2 1 1 7 0.3
LRMD 0 2 2 1 1 1 7 0.3
15 0 1 2 2 2 0 7 0.3
AC 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.3
VERON 0 2 2 1 0 1 6 0.3
20 0 0 1 5 0 0 6 0.3
KFRR 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.3
OVSV 0 2 2 1 1 0 6 0.3
USKA 0 1 2 2 0 0 5 0.2
ARRL 0 1 2 2 0 0 5 0.2
MRASZ 0 1 2 2 0 0 5 0.2
EDR 0 2 2 1 0 0 5 0.2
32 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 0.2
UBA 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.2
ERAU 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
21 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.2
REP 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.2
NRRL 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.2
49 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.2
SSA 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
AFVL 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.2
ARM 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.2
14 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
12 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.2
44 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
TRAC 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
RCA 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
RCU 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
33 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
IRTS 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
13 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
IARU 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
ARSI 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
R1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
53 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
R3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
01 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
SRR 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
QARS 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
43 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
61 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
46 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
23 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ARABH 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
RAST 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
52 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
MARTS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CRAC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
75 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
54 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
VRONA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
38 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
JARL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RSB 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SARL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
17 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FRC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
BARC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
02 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CARS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
03 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
59 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
60 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ORARI 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
RL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
ARA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
PARA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 310 480 1041 228 75 2134

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 914
2 bands 260
3 bands 105
4 bands 37
5 bands 23
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 0 97 134 624 52 7
 
NM5M   SOAB(A)CW LP   257,3702017-07-19 08:36:31
K3-100, vertical (R6000) for 10-20, Short center loaded vertical for 40 and a
wire laying on the roof for 80
 
NP3RE   SOABSSB LP   148,4582017-07-19 22:09:46
ESTE EVENTO NOTE UNA GRAN BAJA DE PROPAGACION ,PERO INDEPENDIENTEMENTE LO
DISFRUTE CON MI PARTICIPACION PERO PIENSO QUE DEBEN HACER UN UPGRADE Y INCLUIR
MODOS DIGITALES EN EL EVENTO 73