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PY1PL   SOSB/15 LP   18,9062010-10-30 17:06:38
Only 5 hours in contest
 
KZ5OM(K6III)   SOSB/20 HP   1502010-10-30 20:13:12
Just exercising the alternate call sign.
Uploaded to LOTW.
 
K6III   SOAB(A) HP   49,9142010-10-30 20:20:56
Thought I'd try something different....

1 QSO per country per zone per band (does that make sense?)

All hunt-n-pounce, of course...
Made a lot of spots to entertain myself.

Unable to operate Sunday due to prior commitment.

(I suppose I could have found one more QSO to break 50k points.)
 
N8UM   SOSB/40 HP   18,6752010-10-31 05:43:03
Too much football available. Good over the pole condx Sunday morning (JT, VR2,
JW). Long live CW...
 
VA2SG   SOSB/160 LP   1472010-10-31 08:52:42
Just testing HB dipole for 160m. Cant wait for CW now.
 
RA9AP   SOSB/20 LP   135,8922010-10-31 10:33:31
IC-746PRO 100w
Ant 3 el QUAD
 
WØZA   SOAB HP   30,1782010-10-31 10:54:44
No time this weekend for serious effort
 
S57AD   SOAB(A) LP   44,2472010-10-31 11:07:25
TS-430S @ 100W, OCF dipole @15m

Part time effort (100% S$P) again. Planned to spend more time on 20m, but after
two hours got RFI problems so both keyboard and mouse froze whenever I
transmitted on 20m. Low band CONDX were worse than last year - I recall S9 + 20
signal by 9K2HN last year, while this year he was deep under the noise...
 
VE9AA   SOSB/40 HP   145,8062010-10-31 11:08:12
MCC Team #2 "Time Bandits"...(we all were pressed for time,thus the name)
Mid contest report de VE9AA on 40m:
Day #1
Well guys, I suffered through last night til I couldn't keep my eyes open any
longer (3:30am) and made XX # of QSO's. . . .so very low I am actually
embarrased to say how many. I guess there's a reason I really really REALLY
don't like 40m SSB....ouch! I did snag a few nice ones...ZS9X, 6W1RY, all the
PJ's, but barely any EU in my log at all....they were all either in the noise
or
not able to hear me whatsoever.

Only worked a dozen or so USA...guys like K3LR, W3BGN, W3LPL, NQ4I etc.

Heard VE8EV (Zone 1) and VE2IM (Zone 2) a few times calling Carib or Eastern
EU,
but never heard them CQing. My trick of moving up a few and calling CQ did not
pan out... They sure weren't loud (5/1-5/2)

Couldn't get A73A. . . loud, but I am sure the EU pileup was massive over
there.

99% S & P and I am here to tell ya, it ain't easy to compete against the
humoungous signals coming out of EU. . .even against the Caribbean DXpeditions
it's hard to get through on HP.

Overslept so missed greyline, but probably only lost a dozen Q's....I am just
in
this to play, not win, so not a biggie. There is no way I can touch the 546k
set by VE3BMV back in the 80's....I'll be lucky to get a fraction of that at
the
rate I am going.

So, F-FWD to noontime Sat...I just spent 45 minutes converting my 10m delta
loop
into a 40m ground plane, the base of which is ~6' AGL with 4 sloping radials
to
about 3' AGL. A little tweaking and it was good to go. I should (hopefully)
see a few dB of gain over my OCF 266' dipole @ a mean height of 30' AGL...it's
a
real cloudburner on the low bands and the SWR ain't-great once you get above
14.1MHz. .

We'll see what tonight brings....more migraines and the deafening roar of 40m
bliss....

Why didn't I hide the microphone? Someone should've stopped me.

Day#2...
OK, signals were actually propagating past the end of my wires, and although
not loud by any means, I was actually able to get stations outside my
neighbourhood to respond ! My first QSO on days #2 was a 4L station who I
worked when the sun was still high in the sky.

Worked nearly everything I could hear with a few exceptions,(4S7AB, DU9RG) but
unable to get any kind of run going whatsoever.

Thrilled to have a ZD9 call me !

VY2ZM (K1ZM), Jeff was on 7055 with streams of EU calling him but they just
could not be coerced off his QRG to mine...heh heh.

Still missed VE8EV (zone 1), even though I finally found him calling CQ on
7198, but every man and his dog were working him easily except me. RATS!
Surprised to get JT5DX and some JA's again with the sun in the sky.

ZM4T had a huge signal for a couple hours, actually over S9 for parts of it.
At times he was just calling CQ CQ CQ, so not sure if I had a spotlight there
or what. Initially thought it was a Brazilian station he was so loud.

In the end, day#1 was nearly a wash, but day#2 was much better, given my time
constraints due to obligations.

Next time I suggest 40m SSB, someone stop me. This was downright painful !

Next time it'll be a higher band on CW....ahhhh, bliss :-)

Mike VE9AA, eh?
 
Z33DGM(@Z37M)   SOSB(A)/10 LP   4682010-10-31 12:42:18
73's Dimi Z33DGM
 
2MØETR   SOSB(A)/20 LP   19,3682010-10-31 13:15:00
S+P only.....did better than last year
 
N2EIK   SOAB HP   36,1352010-10-31 13:18:35
Sheer frustation!
 
K7G(K7EG)   SOAB(A) HP   235,2002010-10-31 13:19:33
Worked 40 through 10. Conditions were very good. Had fun despite mode. Went
QRT early for Seahawks game. GO HAWKS.
 
OH4KZM   SOAB(A) LP   146,2582010-10-31 13:20:57
Hello! First big contest at home station. 98% S&P, part time operation, kids was
home, so big pileups at backgroud sometimes :) 160/80/40 meters have difficult
operate, because i use G5RV those bands. 20/15/10 meters was nice openings.
Realtime score was interesting, hope that every big contest:www.getscores.org
Tnx all for QSOs.

FT-920 100W
Mosley Classic 33 tribander 9m up.
G5RV 6m up.
N1MM
 
VE9SIX(VE9AA)   SOSB/10 HP   2,8602010-10-31 13:32:10
After suffering all weekend on 40m, it was nice to get up this afternoon and
play on a very quiet 10m exercising the callsign, unfortunately "SIX" is a lot
harder to say than "AA", hi hi !

CU all on CW !

Mike VE9AA (VE9SIX)
 
N1CC   SOAB(A) LP   186,8982010-10-31 13:32:21
Rig: FT-990 100W
Antennas: DX Engineering 43' Vertical w/MFJ Remote Tuner at Base (1)
Alpha-Delta DX-LB 160-80-40 Inverted Vee w/apex 40' (2)

Had a lightning storm in August causing some damage:
(1) MFJ Tuner replaced, A-D Lightning Arrestor replaced. 100' of LMR-400
replaced.
(2) New dipole installed, now fed with LMR-400 -- the RG8X melted in several
places from the storm.

Also replaced all grounding with upgraded copper rods - 6 total, and at the
entry to the home new A-D arrestors on a copper buss mounted on standoff
insulators. Had ANOTHER storm this week - blew two pole pigs off the power
service on my street, blew all of the powerline arrestors. NO DAMAGE to any
antenna or radio equipment.

Worked 4-hours less than last year, and nearly beat last year's score (24 Qs
fewer). 20 Meters and 40 Meters were not good for me but 15M came through
along with surprise contacts on 10 Meters. Have a new limitation ... bought an
SAMSUNG 80000 LED HDTV. Any operation over 50W results in the signal taking
control of the HDTV - not TVI - Control Interference. I variably turn the set
off, change the source, change configurations ... etc. 75 Meters does the most
to the set... does not interfere with DirecTV, Audio System or any of the other
HDTV sets in the house. Suspect SAMSUNG design is flawed, appreciate any input
from anyone having similar issues!
 
W1IG   SOSB/15 QRP   8,0002010-10-31 13:34:26
limited op time. Had to work this weekend. New A3S made a big difference.
73 Bob W1IG

FT-817D @ 5 watts
A3S at 33 Feet
G5RV
 
VE3YF   SOAB LP   283,3922010-10-31 13:45:42
Hi:

Fairly good band conditions, all thing being considered. However I want to
thank everyone for their patience, being LP and dealing with health issues,
throat was quite sore and voice was all messed up. I was quite unlucky to get a
cold/flu on Thursday and could only endure part time stints, as I was doped up
on Cough Syrup etc, though I had a great time.

73 De Mike
VE3YF
 
K7ULS   SOSB/10 LP   9,8042010-10-31 14:11:15
Operated from Powder Mtn 9000'
FT-897D (100W)ANTRON 99 VERT
6" of snow fell on Saturday night.
73 Mike
K7ULS
 
VE1OP   SOAB(A) HP   1,260,0802010-10-31 14:18:18
Started off as a SO20, but I couldn't resist the great condx on 15 Sat morning
so I switched to all-band...About 1 hour total spent below 14 mhz to keep my
sanity...Looking forward to the CW event...

Nice to see some propagation on 15 and 10, maybe C24 is finally here...

73,

Scott VE1OP
 
IW1QN   SOSB(A)/15 LP   194,8442010-10-31 15:03:47
I'm not satisfied.
A lot of problem..............
Bing Noise in Some direction and Saturday 2 Hours of Blackout......
Near my QTH for 2 hours NO Energy for a Problem to the Line.....
I'm very Angry........
73 de IW1QN Federico
UX5UO Print Italian Reference

iw1qn@arrl.net
iw1qn@strangeradioteam.com
iw1qn@email.it
iw1qn@yahoo.it

www.qsl.net/iw1qn
www.acehighdx.org
TeL: +39 338 7950672
 
DL2AA   SOSB(A)/40 HP   72,4592010-10-31 15:29:33
Single Band, limited time effort. Had a great time playing with the new homemade
40m beam.

cu

Maik
 
W6SX   SOAB HP   34,1962010-10-31 15:48:53
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes, N1MM.
 
SK6AW   M/2 HP   1,268,8002010-10-31 15:54:29
"Daylight" M/2 operation just to catch some QSO's for the domestic contest cup.

Very fun and great propagation on 15m, especially during sunday when zone 3 was
booming in all afternoon.

2x 800w to monoband beams on higbands, wormheaters on lowbands.

73 de SM6U, Rick
 
W6NF   SOAB(A) LP   20,1402010-10-31 15:59:02
Sporadic activity between antenna prep work for SS. Calling EU over and over on
40 made me want to play my copy of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" :>)
 
VK3TDX   SOAB HP   1,480,3172010-10-31 16:07:14
A wonderful weekend full of surprises, successes and frustrations.
10 meters was barely open to the north for short bursts but 15 meters was the
money band here with long solid openings to EU. 40 meters was good shape with
low noise and no Chinese radar. 80 was almost impossible here because of our
narrow DX window allowed in the VK bandplan. 20 meters was the most fun for me
with beautiful long path openings both days - lots of surprises coming through
from Africa, SA and EU while expecting only to hear NA stations.

Thanks to all who waited in pileups to work me, thank you to those who swung
antennas my way and thanks to the many cluster spots and "frequency police" who
tried to help me.

Thanks to N6KI for reminding me on YouTube to work split next time on 40
meters.

73 to all
Steve VK3TDX
 
VE9ZX   SOSB/80 LP   42,3442010-10-31 16:13:39
Thanks and 73!
 
NX7TT   SOAB LP   138,8912010-10-31 16:18:33
Had computer issues...power outages...antenna work..but still much fun..
was only on 20/15/10...antennas I ordered for 160-40 did not come in in
time...
so was basically search and pounce for new ones..and worked some good ones...
my hat off to 5R8X and a few others who had problems getting my call but thanks
to their patience I did..Low Power is not good for this contest..at least for
me..
 
WB4MAK   SOAB HP   108,7332010-10-31 16:20:43
Casual operation between projects on the bench. Flex 5000A, Acom 2000A, 80M
Horiz Loop at 75 ft.
 
KH6LC(NH6V)   SOSB/80 QRP   15,5762010-10-31 16:21:38
This was my first attempt at QRP in over 30 years of contesting. I could have
picked the CW weekend, or even a better band, for my initiation instead, but
that would have made things too easy! I was really amazed at what could be
worked on 75-meters with 5 watts into a 4-square array. A big "mahalo" goes
out to all who worked so hard, and patiently, to pull my weak signal out of the
noise. Several QSOs took upwards of 5 minutes to complete!

Conditions were good, with extremely low local QRN. Needless to say, there was
no need to utilize the newly upgraded receive antenna system since I really
couldn't work anything under S-6 anyway. I even got away with throwing in some
attenuation and decreasing the RF gain, just to make it easy on my ears while
tuning.

Best DX worked: EA8CMX (13,000 km). Best DX heard: C91WW & ZS9X (19,000 km).
I heard about a dozen BYs, but managed to finally work only B7P the second
night. The "Golden Alligator" award goes to BT4EXPO. I didn't hear him even
complete one single QSO during the many times I had him tuned in!

I was disappointed that I was unable to complete QSOs with any of the several
stations I heard in zones 10, 11, and 12.

The list of multipliers that I heard is longer than that of which I worked.


Countries Zones
--------- ---------
9M6 2 1 2
BY 1 3 57
CM 1 4 11
E5/s 1 5 8
EA8 1 6 2
FO 1 7 1
JA 18 8 4
K 67 9 4
KH0 1 13 1
KH2 1 19 3
KH6 6 24 1
KL 2 25 18
KP4 2 27 2
LU 1 28 2
P4 2 29 1
PJ2 1 30 4
PJ4 1 31 7
TI 1 32 3
UA9 3 33 1
VE 9
VK 5
VP5 1
VP9 1
XE 2
ZL 1


It was interesting, and oddly entertaining, though I'm not sure if I'd want to
do something like this again.



73 and aloha,

Rob, NH6V
 
W7WHY   SOAB(A) HP   21,0982010-10-31 16:30:18
Just 4 hours of S&P.

Had all sorts of problems. About every 3rd or 4th QSO on 20, RF would freeze
the computer and had to turn off the power strip to make it work. Then the
audio sounded like crap.

I just don't understand why some stations turn their gain up so high it barely
readable. Maybe it is to clear out a spot?? SSB really is not much fun.

Log is on LOTW. 73

Tom W7WHY
 
WW4LL   SOSB/10 LP   22,2182010-10-31 16:40:01
Was going to run 15 meters until 30 minutes before contest but changed my mind
and ran 10 meters. Activity turned out to be much greater on 15 but wanted to
see how the new Optibeam with 8 elements would fare against some of the locals
running stacks on 10. I am very happy with Optibeam!

See you soon......Fred WW4LL
 
WØYR   SOAB HP   361,9202010-10-31 16:45:17
Why spend $2k+ on a rig, then, transmit tortured and nearly unintelligible
audio? Kudos to the VKs and ZLs who are expert at long-path. Only could eek
out 10 hours for this one and it was about all I could take. Gimme CW!
 
K3PRC   M/S LP   3,9692010-10-31 16:47:40
A few fun hours with my 12-year old son Aidan, on his birthday, using our new
club call K3PRC. SSB DX contesting is tough sledding here with 80-watts to a
vertical, but we made a few contacts. Nice to see 15-meters open. Go PVRC!

Ken, KE3X
 
OH5TS   SOSB/20 HP   379,3082010-10-31 16:49:20
Part time effort this time. Missed the best openings to NA on Saturday. Band was
very crowded on Sunday. I missed some 10 dB boost to get good runs there. Some
fun anyway. Thanks to all and best 73 de Kari OH5TS
 
AB3CX   SOAB HP   1,022,2602010-10-31 16:52:11
The story will probably be the revival of 15 and 10 meter bands in the higher
lattitudes. It was a fun event again. I put in somewhat fewer hours than I had
planned to wotk on the new country property that will eventually become the new
contest QTH for me sometime in 2011. The limits of my in town station are
hopefully going to be a thing of the past, but will the op be up to the quality
of the new station next year?? Thanks to all the DXpeditioners for the QSOs that
make it a fun event.
 
M3ENF   SOAB LP   15,2522010-10-31 16:53:47
Great fun, thanks to all for putting on the contest, the stations... etc :)
 
N3ALN   SOAB(A) LP   241,8682010-10-31 16:54:05
Equipment:
Icom 756 Pro III @ 100W
Carolina Windom
160M Off center fed dipole
 
N8BJQ   SOAB HP   1,662,9692010-10-31 16:54:47
It will be nice when 10 comes fully back to life. Nearly impossible to find a
hole to CQ on 15 and 20. Spent 98% of the time tuning slowly. Amazing what
you an find in between the big guns. Looking forward to the CW weekend. 15
less Q's than last year but 52 more mults.
 
N6RV   SOAB LP   533,2602010-10-31 17:04:13
Well... someday I will get one of my beams back up on 40 meters! The bands were
good. I had to sleep but there was enough activity to go 48 hours! Next year
will be the year!
 
AE1T   SOAB(A) HP   220,4182010-10-31 17:04:14
I'm not fond of SSB contests. However, great to hear the bands wide open.
 
K2Z(@KD2RD)   M/S HP   2,861,0462010-10-31 17:04:23
Great time had by all. Band conditions a bit challenging at times. Thanks to all
for the contacts and see you next year.

73's

John - KD2RD
Jim - KE2TR
Scott - NQ2F
 
PT5T(PP5EG)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   683,4722010-10-31 17:05:37
Hi folks

Nice to see so many Brazilians on this contest.
Due some business comitments I was not able to come down to ZW5B, or PS2T, so I
decided to operate SOSB 40 (A) specially dedicated to multipliers.
Has been nice to complete the 40 zones on 40
Thanks for being on the log
Oms PP5EG/PY5EG
 
VE9MY   M/S HP   939,3952010-10-31 17:07:17
Great Contest. Lots of fun.
 
K3MD   SOAB(A) HP   2,141,3702010-10-31 17:07:22
Finally some sunsposts! Personal bes DDB SOAB(A)HP.
 
LN9Z(@LA9Z)   M/S HP   4,311,6212010-10-31 17:08:48
Great condx!
 
KK1W   SOAB(A) HP   691,5152010-10-31 17:08:48
First serious effort at this contest. It was nice to see 15 meters so good on
both days. The 10 meter opening on Saturday was excellent, no so much for
Sunday. Thanks to all the DX stations for digging me out of the mud!
Jim, KK1W
 
AL9A   SOAB HP   1,064,8802010-10-31 17:09:47
Great contest! First time I've broken the million point barrier in this
contest. I don't remember the last time I've had more QSO's on 15M than on
20M! Even had a couple of small openings on 10M! Who arranged for that? If
only the bands had been better to EU on the polar path. Maybe next year?
 
AA4NC   SOAB(A) HP   305,2282010-10-31 17:12:33
Beautiful weather limited operating time - Played around S&Ping between antenna
maintenance sessions. Hope to have the station marginally ready for SS CW next
weekend.

73,

Will
 
KD9MS   SOAB LP   404,8452010-10-31 17:12:45
Wow! That was great! 10M was actually working and 15 was a workhorse. Thanks to
K1LZ for being my Zone 5 on 2 bands. Most people are very nice about that, I
just want to get them out of the way and I only missed Zone 3 on 10 and 160.
Got the rest of em! I put up a tower this week with an Explorer 14 for 10-15-20
and it worked great, it allowed me to use my other radio to work another high
band during the day. It's only at 30 ft, but it worked well enough to get some
multipliers and make some contacts.

I had bad coax connections from some "new" connectors I bought with this "free"
coax I got. Cold solder joints messed me up late friday night (after i got off
work) butI fixed those quickly on Saturday morning after the frost burned off.
All in all I am pleased, I just wanted to beat my score from last year and I
did! Hope you all had as much fun as I did!

73,
Craig KD9MS
 
W6TQG   SOAB(A) HP   3,0962010-10-31 17:13:17
Thanks for the QSOs!
73 de Phil W6TQG
 
AK4I   SOAB(A) HP   145,1362010-10-31 17:13:40
Didn't work the contest in a serious way. I took a lightning hit right after
the IRAU contest the weekend after the 4th of July and haven't been on the air
since. I used this contest as a "shake down" of the gear. Ended up using my
backup TS-2000 due to a blown relay in the Yaesu. Other than this all appears
back to normal.

I found the higher bands very noisy. Tried listening to 10 meters a few times
but at my QTH it was too noisy. Managed to pick up a new country for DXCC so
in my book it was a good contest.

Now if I can just get the Yaesu fixed before the next one...
 
NN1N   SOAB HP   236,2082010-10-31 17:13:58
An all-tuning-around game on the 2nd day. No CQs and all mults.
 
W2IRT   SOAB(A) HP   2,085,4082010-10-31 17:14:20
This was my best-ever contest by far!

The propagation ghods were fickle this year. 15 was great all weekend and 10
wasn't bad on Saturday but the low bands just stank to high-heaven. I had no
luck whatsoever on 80 this time around, and that's usually a solid performer
here. Worked 39 zones overall (just couldn't bust the TR8CA pileup for Zone 36)
and over 100 on two bands.

All station equipment performed flawlessly. My rotor got one heckuva workout
but seems happy. Had a few issues with N1MM Logger that I think may be related
to it not liking Windows 7. I may resurrect my XP box for the major contests
since that always worked 100% reliably in that capacity.

All in all I'm very happy with the results. Hopefully we'll have good low bands
as well as sunspots for 10 and 15 for my next major effort (ARRL-SSB 2011).

73
Peter, W2IRT
GO FRC!
 
N4BAA   SOAB(A) HP   1,905,0802010-10-31 17:14:41
SSB is my least favorite mode...but THAT was a lot of fun!
 
LN8W(@LA8W)   M/S HP   5,151,4322010-10-31 17:14:43
Finally back in business after 1 year of problems. Our new OptiBeam on 40 meters
performed excellent. See you in CQ WW CW. 73 de Whiskey Team

Ops: LA9VDA, LB1GB, LB3HC, LB8IB
 
CE3DNP   SOSB/10 LP   164,6722010-10-31 17:16:09
Funny
 
W2VJN   SOAB(A) HP   66,8962010-10-31 17:17:16
I did a few hours of S&P to shake out any problems with the new station.
 
NA2U(@K2TTT)   M/M HP   3,495,1652010-10-31 17:17:49
New Class Multi-Multi 1 radio
NA2U(Fred) Happy to be back in NJ operating with cactus in the chair.
We had a blast, thanks to all who worked us,
 
K6LL   SOAB(A) HP   1,538,3202010-10-31 17:18:04
About 90% S&P. I put in more time than I had planned, but it wasn't overly
intensive. I would go out and yack with the xyl, then come back and see what
surprises were on the Telnet screen.

Thanks for the Q's, and especially to all the guys who went on expeditions. It
was fun.
 
KH7Y   SOSB/15 HP   1,328,3452010-10-31 17:18:53
Excellent conditions both days with two or more hours of long path openings to
EU each evening with S9+ signals. Still spent lots of time pushing the F1
key... Thanks for the contacts!

See you all in SS

Aloha, Fred

IC-7800 + AL-1500 4 element Yagi at 100'
 
K4EU   SOAB HP   138,5652010-10-31 17:19:06
Ho-hum Sunday afternoon S&P effort on high bands.... 20m and 15m were
wall-to-wall. Good to hear 10m open with lots of activity.... Thanks for the
Q's.... 73....//Steve K4EU
 
NP2KW   Multi-Op Xtreme HP   1,640,9522010-10-31 17:19:23
Good test,..thanks to David and Andrea for their time,..it worked very well!!
The usual suspects were out in full force,..PJ2T, NONI, K1TTT, V26B, to name a
few,..worked VK and ZL long path over Europe on 20M!! JA's and ZS's (also long
path) over NA pile-up too!! Good job to all!!
 
RC9O(N5ZO)   SOAB HP   5,164,1482010-10-31 17:20:37
Thanks to Anatoly RC9O for operating his fine station.
 
VA3DF(@VE3CR)   SOSB/40 LP   153,2402010-10-31 17:21:30
Many thanks to VE3CR for the use of his fine station! This year we wanted to
give the new 40 m. beam a work out, so I did a SOSB on 40. Something I have
never done before, but I figured it would be a good way to learn the band.
Didn't get anywhere near the amount of qsos I wanted but the mults were in line
with expectations.

Worked lots of juicy DX and left a bunch on the table Sunday AM - just couldn't
make it with LP!

Had a great time and really enjoyed myself. Of course the great food provided
by Eric's XYL Sheila is our secret weapon! Heard lots of CCO members on the air
- hope everyone worked lots of stations!

New two element beam on 40 worked great!

Thanks to everyone who made all the DX locations available.

Oddly enough, it's still a jungle out there when you run low power....

73,

Doug
VA3DF
 
K3TD   SOAB LP   93,3532010-10-31 17:22:24
Inverted L 30'H x 80'L
IC-7700
N1MM

Nice to see 15 meters open Saturday and Sunday. It was tough to get through
the wall of east coast stations with my low antenna, but it was fun to try.

Thanks for the Qs!

73, Tad, K3TD
 
NH2T(N2NL)   SOAB(A) HP   2,605,1482010-10-31 17:22:33
I was under the weather for much of the weekend with flu-like symptoms, so only
put in about 20 hours. Since there were so many KH2 stations active (KG6DX-10,
WH2X-15, AH2R-M/S, WH2DX-M/2, KH2L, WH2D)... I "dorked around" a lot while
running stations in brief spurts.

Priceless moments:
-Working K3LR on 160m. I also heard NQ4I and called, but the op never heard
me.

-10m LP into zone 9. Sunday night at 11PM local (13z), 10m was wide open into
Southern Africa. I worked about 30 ZS stations including some mobile ops.
Even more surprising was working 9Y4D and two YV stations during this time,
clearly long path. Later PJ4X broke in during a QSO between me and KG6DX. I
looked everywhere for one of the P4's and PJ2T (m/m?) but nada.

-80m shortly after the 10m opening, big signals out of both EU and NA at the
same time.

CQWW is the greatest contest - hope to see everyone next month. Thanks to all
for the QSOs.

73, Dave
 
K9MMS   SOAB HP   211,0842010-10-31 17:23:09
K3 + AL811H at 550 watts. I much prefer operating CW, but I must say that the
DVK in the K3 worked very well. Thanks Elecraft.

100% S&P. Just part time tuning around. Nice to catch 10 and 15 meters open.
Near the end of the contest, found some good Pacific DX on 15 meters. Some of
the VK4 stations were booming into 9-land at that time.

73,
Gary
 
VE9ML   M/2 LP   837,7602010-10-31 17:23:10
Had a great time as usual in spite of antenna issues.
 
WWØAL   SOAB(A) HP   560,8802010-10-31 17:23:50
First outing with my new legal limit amp, and with a directional antenna. That
and a little propagation really helps.

I melted the traps in my Mosley mini beam on Thursday evening tuning up the new
amp... so I put together a 3 band wire moxon supported by fishing poles... which
worked much better than the Mosley. So Moxons on 10-15-20, phased verticals on
40, and wire verticals on 80 and 160 (inverted L).

Lost over an hour Friday night to computer interface glitches, and some time to
storms Saturday night... but otherwise all radio and just a bit if sleep.

Good fun... especially in the very brief opening on 10 meters where I believe I
spoke to most of the hams in South America.
 
N2RJ   SOAB HP   576,6122010-10-31 17:23:55
Couldn't really do a full effort but I was hoping for more op time.
Unfortunately we had a few things here that I had to take care of, and some of
those things happened during the peak times when I could have had pretty good
rates. Oh well, such is life. Hoping to do a full 48 or close to for CW
though.

Very little time for station prep, and it showed. I had fun though, and that's
what matters! But I am hoping to do some of my antenna work soon to get my
station fully up and running.

I didn't have an antenna up for 80 because I took it down during the summer to
do some other work and then we got busy with some personal stuff so the station
had to take a back seat.

Anyway, back to the contest. I was stuck on 40 for Friday night, S&P'ed the
usual suspects, went until about 0600z and then went to sleep a bit, got up,
had to run a few errands then got back around 1100z. 20 meters was wall to
wall, but 15 was open so I went up and S&P'ed then ran a bit.

40 was a great band for running later but unfortunately I had to leave and run
a few more errands again after I had a pretty decent run. There were a few
jammers but I ignored them all and they went away. Some guy even thought it was
funny to hold his mic open while his dog was barking. Well, whatever. Ignore 'em
and they go away!

20 on Sunday was nice for gathering up mults. I picked up quite a few of the
Asian mults which I previously did not do. 10 was in decent shape both days but
I didn't really do much on 10 since I was concentrating on running 20/15/40. I
just gathered a few transequatorial mults and that was it.

Anyway, part time effort, so a lower score than I wanted. But I'm happy with
the small effort I made. Maybe next year I'll do a full effort for SSB.

One big improvement I did have at my station this year was a foot switch. I
really enjoyed being hands free for logging while contesting! I don't know
just how I didn't get along without it before!

Thanks for all the Q's!

73
Ryan, N2RJ
 
HA8BE   SOSB(A)/160 QRP   15,1202010-10-31 17:24:15
Rig: FT-817
Ant: Vertical(28m)
Rx ant: EWE

I realized the FT-817 is not a radio contest.
We were begging for a good, a rare station.
Thanks for the nice QSO!

73, see you round the CW!
Bela!
 
WØRAA   SOAB LP   55,6602010-10-31 17:25:23
Strictly a S&P Operation for me. Just cruised the bands looking for something.
It was nice to have 10 meters open a little on Saturday, but it was dead on
Sunday, at least in the RF Black Hole I live in. This is a rare SSB contest
for me, as I normally don't operate in SSB contests. I much prefer RTTY & CW.
Looking forward to the WW CW in November. Thanks to all who gave me a contact.
 
N4PN   SOSB(A)/15 HP   480,9402010-10-31 17:25:25
CQ still knows how to throw a party....nice condx on 15m
both days...few surprises - being called by FR5EC and then
finally digging out 5W0KY at the end on Sunday evening.
Biggest surprise was B7P LP over South Africa on Saturday.

Lots of big signals out of Europe and finally a nice group
of JA's...

Thanks to all,
73, Paul
 
KC4HW   SOSB(A)/10 HP   3,8942010-10-31 17:25:28
Will submit as a SB(A)10 effort. However I did make 3 QSOs on 20m and the band
was just completely jammed up with stations. It seemed that the bands were
pretty good. 10m was quite until about Noon. Then it came alive. Mostly
South American from South Alabama.

Used 200 Watts as high power. Hy-Gain 105CA @ 80'. Also used packet cluster
for the assisted part.

Thanks for the QSOs and perhap we will catch you in SS next week.

Jim/KC4HW
 
N7AT   M/2 HP   2,563,0052010-10-31 17:28:13
Everyone had a great time from our small station in the Arizona desert.
Conditions and results surpassed pre-contest predictions.

Radios/Amps:
Ten-Tec Orion II to Alpha 8410
FT-1000M to Acom 1000

Antennas:
160: Shunt Fed 78' tower w/60 radials
80: Full Wavelength vertically fed delta loop; Inverted L (46X22 ft) with 24
radials; Inverted Vee at 70'
40: M-Squared 40M3L 3 el yagi at 71'; Inverted L (27X10 ft) with 24 radials
20 thru 10: 3 el SteppIR at 78';Bencher Skyhawk, fixed east,
at 45 ft
Also: 5 el 15m yagi, fixed JA, at 61 ft

Tnx to all for the qso's!


73, Bob K8IA
Trustee of N7AT
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
K3WW   SOAB(A) HP   4,191,7172010-10-31 17:28:51
As usually I did not run enough on SSB.
 
LU4DX   SOSB(A)/10 HP   495,4362010-10-31 17:33:16
CQ WW SSB - 2010-10-30 0000Z to 2010-11-01 0000Z - 1515 QSOs
LU4DX Max Rates:

2010-10-30 1900Z - 7,0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 420 per hour by LU4DX
2010-10-30 1942Z - 4,5 per minute (10 minute(s)), 270 per hour by LU4DX
2010-10-30 2006Z - 3,9 per minute (60 minute(s)), 235 per hour by LU4DX

Date Hour Total LU4DX Running Total
2010-10-30 0 50 50 50
2010-10-30 1 2 2 52
2010-10-30 13 6 6 58
2010-10-30 14 8 8 66
2010-10-30 15 28 28 94
2010-10-30 16 74 74 168
2010-10-30 17 116 116 284
2010-10-30 18 121 121 405
2010-10-30 19 227 227 632
2010-10-30 20 172 172 804
2010-10-30 21 75 75 879
2010-10-30 22 21 21 900
2010-10-30 23 19 19 919
2010-10-31 0 8 8 927
2010-10-31 1 3 3 930
2010-10-31 13 3 3 933
2010-10-31 14 17 17 950
2010-10-31 15 50 50 1000
2010-10-31 16 68 68 1068
2010-10-31 17 46 46 1114
2010-10-31 18 99 99 1213
2010-10-31 19 103 103 1316
2010-10-31 20 107 107 1423
2010-10-31 21 75 75 1498
2010-10-31 22 4 4 1502
2010-10-31 23 7 7 1509
Total All Hours 1509 1509 0
 
N6AR   SOAB HP   1,648,2872010-10-31 17:33:35
Great to hear so many old friends again!
 
KT8K   SOAB QRP   38,6952010-10-31 17:33:43
An on-and-off, part-time effort here. The going seemed especially tough for
this QRP operation. Conditions must have been just good enough to leave my
signal mostly below the noise level, and I am extremely appreciative to those
ops that had to strain a little to hear me and ask for repeats. On several
occasions I found I couldn't make myself heard on any active band, as if my
transmitter had quit, but I knew it hadn't. The condition usually lifted
within an hour, fortunately, and I was being heard again.
I will feel better in the CW version, but I just can't let such a great contest
go by .. even if it is "phone". ;-)
73 to all de kt8k - Tim
 
K7IA   SOAB(A) HP   227,3742010-10-31 17:34:05
First contest I've worked in Assisted mode (TELNET). Sure populates the bandmap
better than manually! And the Avail Mults & Q's began as solid GREEN, for
double mults! Alas, they remained solid on 80 and 160 (antennas cover CW
only), and "mostly" green on 40, where only a SteppIR vertical is the only
stick.

20m was its usual self--crowded and busy, but 15 was spectacular--as crowded as
20m and with stable propagation--no Es stuff. Some amp problems limit output
power to 500 watts, but that was enough for the majority of Qs.

Although 10m spots were plentiful, I heard only a few but worked all I heard.
The Zones didn't come from the US...

I need some serious antenna work on the low bands before next year's event.

Pileup manners were unusually good, with most ops going QRX when the op at the
bottom of the pile gave a couple of call letters. That really improves the
overall rate.

Hope the condx for CQ CW are at least as good, if not better on 10 and below.

Many thanks to CQ Mag for sponsoring this fine event, and thanks to all the ops
who made this weekend the good fun it was!

73, dan, k7ia
 
DK8EY   SOAB HP   146,3312010-10-31 17:34:32
Rig : ICOM IC-7400, Ameritron AL-80B
Antennas : 5-ele-beam FB-53, 2x 23m dipole
 
VA7IR   SOSB/20 QRP   36,6522010-10-31 17:35:32
I ENJOYED THIS CONTEST VERY MUCH,, CALLED HUNT AND POUNCE WITH THE QRP POWER.
FROM WESTERN CANADA I FINALLY WAS ABLE TO WORK EUROPE AND THE JA,S WITH SOME
UA,S, WAS A SUPRISE WHEN I WORKED A 8J1 IN ANTARTICA ALSO A BY.
ANTENNA IS A OLD TH-6 SITTING AT 50 FEET.
THANK YOU TO ONE AND ALL THAT HELP BY HEARING ME.
LOTS OF QRM ALL THROUGH THE BAND.
LOOK FOR YOU ALL LATER.
73,S
KEN
 
N7WS   SOAB HP   27,4502010-10-31 17:35:51
Too many other things going on to do this justice.
 
WJ2D   SOAB HP   1,529,7802010-10-31 17:36:26
I did the hunt and peck method this year as the bands were swamped! I still did
a lot better than I did last year... What a great time I had!!!!
 
W9ZRX   SOSB(A)/40 LP   22,9322010-10-31 17:36:38
Used same setup on 40M WAE Phone and had no problems making QSO's. This contest
I had to repeat my call just about every QSO - usually many times. I think the
Inverted-V needs inspection! This weekend was painful .....
 
N6WM(@N6RO)   M/M HP   4,928,5522010-10-31 17:39:06
Let the season begin!

a less then completely cleansing rain left some fairly troublesome QRN that was
present on all bands but affected operations most profoundly on 20 meters...
that's gonna need to be chased down!

Great to operate at a full muti again its been a while, we had a great team,
interesting conditions and good fun

Thanks to Ken N6RO for hosting another super fun multi, and the entire team for
a great experience

73 and seeya next time

Chris
N6WM
 
N3BM   SOAB(A) HP   314,3602010-10-31 17:40:18
Rig : IC-756Pro3
Antennas : Broad Band Hexbeam & Inverted L
Soapbox : All S&P
 
N8DE   SOAB HP   475,5432010-10-31 17:42:08
SOAPBOX: Lost tower & tribander in storm on Wednesday, so used
SOAPBOX: 80M vertical for all bands but 40m. Everything going
SOAPBOX: smoothly until the amplifier 'blew up' Sunday morning.
SOAPBOX: Plate By-pass capacitor broke down and then shorted.
SOAPBOX: Ended about 400 QSOs short of my goal. NEXT YEAR!
 
WB6JJJ   SOAB HP   52,7362010-10-31 17:43:04
Yes!!! It was great to see the upper bands open again with wall to wall
signals. Even 10 meters was open for a while. This was good fun while it
lasted. I was able to pick up a new country which made it even better. I just
wish I had more time to play radio - too many chores around the ranch.

Bill
WB6JJJ
 
VO1TX   SOAB LP   365,0012010-10-31 17:44:52
Hi

The conditions were good overall,contacted a few new countries. It was a very
enjoyable weekend, will definitely looking forward to next years SSB World
Wide.

73 & Cheers
VO1TX
 
K7XC   SOAB(A) HP   168,6402010-10-31 17:45:02
I kinda like this quiet sun stuff... Enough Solar flux to activate all the bands
with good signals to EU on 40, 20 and 15 for both days. Many thanks to all the
fine operators who activated all those rare one's for us! I haven't worked so
many Africans in one weekend since the 1980's! All done With a very old Classic
33 atop a even older 27' tall roof top tower, wires hung from a separate 35'
mast, red with 500W from a IC-2KL driven by a ailing IC746. I didn't want to
disturb my Inv Vees tuned for CW so I hung a loaded 40M sloping dipole from the
40ft VHF Mast and aimed at EU, What a difference!!!!!!!!!

Now that the torture of SSB is over we can get ready for the REAL contest...
CQ WW DX CW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

73s and KB de Tim - K7XC - DM09nm... sk
 
NDØC   SOSB/15 QRP   66,2562010-10-31 17:45:30
I had decided a couple weeks ago to go single band on 15 this year - hoping that
it would open up a little, as it had shown pretty good signs of life here in the
black hole for the last few weeks. Wow! I was pleasantly surprised at how good
it was! Before the contest started I never would have imagined I'd work 74
countries and 27 zones on 15 with 5 watts! The band was packed top to bottom in
the mornings - it sounded like 20! At times it was really brutal trying to make
my pop-gun signal heard. I didn't go real hard-core this time, taking time out
for some family stuff, but as the weekend progressed I got more "into it". It
was a real blast.

As always, my compliments to the patience, persistence, and good ears of the DX
ops out there in pulling my QRP signals through. AH0BT was especially notable
in hanging with me. And usually most of the stations in the pile-up stood-by
and demonstrated good manners.

But there are way too many exceptions: stations that continually call on top of
the station that is trying to work the DX. Some of these are just inexperienced
or poor ops that are over-anxious and demonstrate poor manners, and this is
exacerbated by the hordes of packet lizards that descend on a DX station,
calling without even listening.

But some of these are well-known big guns that definitely know better and
apparently feel that a huge signal means they can ignore ethics and civility.
For example, I think it was the pile-up for the afore-mentioned AH0BT: I was
calling for about 5 minutes before I finally got him and listened as a certain
VY station called on top of every single station that the AH0 came back to,
before he finally got through. Unbelievable and totally uncool.

But in spite of a few "bad characters" I had a blast and there are definitely a
lot of great operators out there.

Station: FT 897D running 5 watts out to a Wilson SY-3 3 element tribander at 48
feet.


73,
Randy, ND0C

"You don't have to be crazy to contest with QRP... but it helps!"
 
N7IR   SOAB LP   153,6362010-10-31 17:46:09
Very part time operation this year. Sounded like the bands were in good shape!
73
Gary, N7IR
 
KY7K   SOAB LP   6,4132010-10-31 17:46:56
Due to a crummy antenna and family in for a visit I did not spend much time
operating. I made a pass through 20m or 40m every hour or couple hours to see
if I could pick up any new ones...
Had fun, thanks to the sponsors and all the ops that stuck it out to pull my
puny signal out of the noise!
 
WF1L   SOAB HP   23,3522010-10-31 17:47:42
Brutal QRM and my antennas are definitely not up to the task.
 
NF4A(NF4A+PACKET)   SOAB(A) HP   1,022,9702010-10-31 17:47:54
99.9% S&P....part time effort.....15 meters was on fire ! Many interesting
contacts on 15 including working VK6NC early Sunday morning on 15 LP. I get the
official CQWW "dumbass award" since I had packed away all 3 of my Heil headsets
for shipment back to the US from the PJ7E DXpedition (that shipment won't be
here for another 2 weeks) and had to use a Sennheiser heaset/mic that is used
in broadcasting....wasn't too impressed with the sound quality.
 
K6LRN   SOAB HP   373,4562010-10-31 17:49:07
Great to see some action on 10 & 15!!
Worked many expedition stations mentioned in Daily DX...thanks for efforts!!
Thanks to all for Qs!!
 
N4TL   SOAB HP   59,9762010-10-31 17:49:14
CallSign Used : N4TL

ARRL Section : NC
Club/Team : Potomac Valley Radio Club
Software : N1MM Logger V9.5.1

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN
3.5 12 23 9 7
7 22 51 16 12
14 77 223 41 17
21 41 111 28 17
Total 152 408 94 53


Score : 59,976
Rig :
 
N7VM   M/S HP   1,225,9522010-10-31 17:50:01
It was quite the adventure, as I had not had a chance to fully check out
everything before the 'test. While Ron operated the first few hours I finished
hooking up the computer network to feed N1MM DX spots, repaired a cable problem
in the 40 meter rotator cable and recalibrated the rotator. We made up the
tuning charts for the amplifier and tuner pretty much on the fly. Obviously, I
would have liked to have the station better set up, but there is always one more
thing that could be done...

The Amp was acting really squirrly on 80-160 with the tuner, and it turns out I
had damaged the stop on the tuner's roller inductor banging it into the end too
hard, and the the slider wasn't making reliable contact anymore. After
repairing the tuner early Sunday morning, things behaved much much better!

This was the first time I've used N1MM with the full array of integrated
rig-control-bandmap-spotting. Wow! Of course, this was also the first time
using a "full gallon" of output power in a contest. Working S&P became an
exercise in: click-on-call-in-spot-window, call-the-station (one call that's
all, usually), give the exchange, hit spacebar to fill the log from the spot
(checking for accuracy, of course), hit enter, and repeat. We were able to S&P
at rates comparable to running. Unfortunately, I am now really really spoiled.
Personal highlight: busting through the 5R8X pileup on 20m.

Thanks to all who took shifts operating and special thanks to Ron for doing the
Fri-Sat overnight low-band duty (I'll bet he still has static crashes ringing
his head) and helping on the tuner repair.

We will have to do something like this again...
 
W5GAI   SOSB/10 QRP   7,6682010-10-31 17:53:06
I only had a few hours to get on.
Decided to do 10M QRP unassisted.
Managed 3.1 hours tuning the band.
10 meter propagation was poor, no EU heard, only one AF heard/worked, one OC
heard/worked, rest were
NA, SA, Caribbean who were all up and down in QSB.
 
MD2C(MDØCCE)   SOAB(A) HP   2,800,8642010-10-31 17:53:19
I am mostly a CW operator, but this was a LOT of fun! It was a also a bit of a
personal best in that it was the first CW WW in which there was a QSO on some
band in all 40 zones; now the goal is to do it all on one (or more!) band.

Conditions seemed really good on 20m and 15m but 10m never really fully opened
here, and the QSOs were few and far between. It would have been nice to have
one more run band! Patience, patience.

Thanks to the organizers for such a fun event and thanks for all the QSOs.

See you in CQ WW CW!

73,
Bob

FTDX9000D, Quadra
4-el SteppIR at 80ft plus inverted vees for the LF bands
 
PW2D(@PY2DM)   M/S HP   7,396,5522010-10-31 17:57:26
Great weekend, good to have PY2DM as a friend, as he let us roam freely in the
shack. A thunderstorm passed so we had to QRT 1h30min.
 
NN7SS(K6UFO)   SOAB QRP   160,7692010-10-31 17:59:44
I more than doubled my score from my last run at this in 2008,
but judging by the high activity, doubling my score is hardly
enough.

I started on 15m where DX was coming in, but few could hear
me QRP. 20m was better to SA and JA/Pacific for an hour,
then back to 15m for a few JAs and even a couple VK's
before the band faded.

Instead of banging my head on the low bands to Europe on the
first-night/west-coast/QRP - I went to sleep and got up at
o-dark-thirty to work JA and Pacific low bands before my
sunrise.

About an hour after sunrise I could start working Eu on 20m.
Well, at least I could work the loudest ones with good ears.

By noon I could work 15m, but the Europeans were weak
enough that my QRP signal wasn't making it, so it was mostly
Carib and South American stations.

I had to take Saturday afternoon off, so perhaps missed a
good time for JA/Pacific. Saturday evening I finally tried 40m
to Eu, but only tried, no luck QRP. Heard many hundreds, but
worked no Europeans. Luckily there were Carib and South
America stations strong enough to work.

Sunday morning had good Europeans on 20m, and on 15m I
heard many Europeans but worked few. The rest of
Sunday was 10m and 15m to Carib and South America. Then
15m and 20m to JA and Pacific. Lots of activity on Sunday.

I forget how tough QRP is for DX Phone contests, so all your
"QRZ?" and "Again, again?" are good reminders... Managed
to work 77 unique DXCC entities. Not bad for Pacific North-
west QRP.

NN7SS (K6UFO op)

20m-10m: Force 12 C-31XR at 71ft.
40m: Force 12 Delta 240 at 78ft
80m: Half-sloper from 60ft
160m: Inverted L over metal garage roof.
Yaesu FT-1000MP turned down to 5 watts.
Writelog software
 
WØBH   SOAB HP   180,5762010-10-31 18:00:14
Just got on for fun this weekend and it certainly was that! Great band
conditions with surprises throughout. Highlights for me included a nice run to
30/32-land on Saturday evening, and a number of 27s and 28s the last half hour
on Sunday.

Lately I've been been trying to work KL7 on 10m as my last needed contact to
complete 6BWAS CW and SSB using only LOTW. Last February during ARRL DX, I
worked a loud KL7RA on 10CW, to complete 6BWAS CW, so I've been looking for AK
on 10m SSB since then with no success. This year, 10m opened nicely to Central
and South America, but I heard nothing north and west. Around 2000Z on Sunday,
I had my beam pointed towards an HK3 calling CQ on 10m. I suddenly heard him
call AL9A, and to my surprise, heard 59 01 come back. I quickly moved up band,
got my beam headed northwest, and started calling CQ. Five minutes later, AL9A
was there!

All in all, a memorable weekend. Thanks to all for the Qs!

73, Bob, w0bh
 
K1ZZI   SOAB(A) HP   2,057,8102010-10-31 18:01:10
100% S&P. Thanks for all the contacts!

73,
Ralph K1ZZI
 
N6HI   SOSB/15 QRP   2862010-10-31 18:01:13
Operated about 2 hours, 15m. 5 Watts and End-Fed 20 foot wire.
Go Arizona Outlaws!
 
W7RN   M/2 HP   1,911,8662010-10-31 18:04:27
Hard to do a M/2 with only two full time operators!
 
ZV2C(PY2CX)   SOSB/15 LP   755,0152010-10-31 18:05:34
SETUP:

ANTENNA TRIBANDER 10/15/20 (PP5UA)
RADIO: YAESU FT1000MP MARKV FIELD ( 100W)
MIC : HEIL PROSET PLUS IC - HC4

BEAUTIFUL CONDITIONS IN 21MHZ

CQ WW SSB - 2010-10-30 0000Z to 2010-11-01 0000Z - 1806 QSOs
ZV2C Max Rates:

2010-10-30 1929Z - 6,0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 360 per hour by ZV2C
2010-10-30 1930Z - 4,4 per minute (10 minute(s)), 264 per hour by ZV2C
2010-10-30 2013Z - 3,0 per minute (60 minute(s)), 180 per hour by ZV2C



CQ WW SSB - 2010-10-30 0000Z to 2010-11-01 0000Z - 1806 QSOs
ZV2C - Off Times >= 30 Minutes

2010-10-30 04:18Z - 2010-10-30 09:00Z 04:43 (283 mins)
2010-10-30 12:44Z - 2010-10-30 14:28Z 01:45 (105 mins)
2010-10-30 23:39Z - 2010-10-31 00:12Z 00:34 (34 mins)
2010-10-31 00:15Z - 2010-10-31 03:33Z 03:19 (199 mins)
2010-10-31 03:44Z - 2010-10-31 11:52Z 08:09 (489 mins)
2010-10-31 12:09Z - 2010-10-31 13:02Z 00:54 (54 mins)

Total Time Off 19:24 (1164 mins)
Total Time On 28:14 (1694 mins)




ALL QSOS UPLOADE IN LOTW


73 FOR ALL
 
PJ2T   M/M HP   31,142,8622010-10-31 18:07:07
A big thanks to Yaesu, whose sponsorship now enables us to operate exclusively
with Yaesu transceivers, mostly brand new FT-2000s. They have performed
fabulously for us, and have proven to be the most reliable of all the
vendor’s equipment in the extremely corrosive, electrically hostile, hot and
wet climate here in the deep tropics.

We had a superb team this year. John, K6AM, now becoming a member of the
CCC/PJ2T club group, served as the operations coach for this contest. In that
role, he prepared the operating schedule, wrote a comprehensive band-by-band
plan, designed two-radio per band technology, built it, brought it to the
island, and patiently coached us in how to best use it. He’s a good motivator
and a patient teacher, and we’re very excited to have him now associated with
PJ2T.

We were also fortunate to be able to welcome Helmut, DF7ZS, back here for his
fourth PJ2T operation. He was part of our record-breaking World #1 finish in
WPX SSB 2005 and ventured here for several other contests. He’s a tireless
top operator who travels the world contesting. He also brought along some
incredible skydiving videos that entertained us before the contest. Also from
Germany, brothers Bernhard and Dieter Horst, DL5RDP and DL5RDO were fantastic
additions to our team. I met Bernhard by chance last March when he and his
family were vacationing on Curacao, and he kindly consented to return for this
contest. They are superb operators, and their language skills were of obvious
advantage. Also, they made a fantastic pasta dinner for us Friday just before
the contest. We hope they will return often.

N8NR was one of the key builders of the PJ2T antenna system in 2001, then was
co-opted by his job to the point that he has not been able to return here to
operate until now. In all those years, he continued support generously to the
PJ2T build out, and we’re excited that he has finally gotten back here to see
how the station and QTH have grown and improved. He even grabbed a string
trimmer without being asked on Thursday and cleaned up the ratty yard, all
grown-over from our wet fall this year. Whatt’a guy. Gary, K9SG, the team
doctor for Peter 1 and Desecheo, has been a long-time PJ2T member but not able
to get here until now for the major contests. Finally he was able to be part of
our team for a big effort, and he reports that he had a lot of fun and will be
returning for more of the same. He has been most generous in supporting this
station.

We’re honored to have Joe, W9JUV, one of the very top Honor Roll DXers back
on the team for his umteenth visit to PJ2T. He made the very first QSO with
PJ2T (from Illinois) on 10-10-10 with new country Curacao and is a cunning and
patient multiplier-chaser and run operator. At age 80, he participates hard in
all the projects at the station, operates the weekend with almost no sleep, and
quickly adapts to all our new technology initiatives. He sets a superb example
of how to stay active and vital, and I hope to be able to emulate his excellent
example as the years go by.

CCC Vice President K8LEE is again on our team, and seems to be able to operate
endlessly on noise-eater bands with patience and accuracy. He is always there
when we need volunteers to do the dirty work around here, and is a tremendous
asset to our operations.

It’s fitting that today is the 10th anniversary of our purchase of this QTH
from W1BIH/PJ9JT. On this occasion, we logged more QSOs in a weekend than in
any other contest in our decade of PJ2T operation. We also had great fun,
applying the techniques brought to us by K6AM for two-radio band operation in
the multi/multi. None of this is totally new, and we follow pioneers like K3LR
and the other monster multis. But it is new to us, and such things are much
more challenging in a small-nation DX location. You may have worked us on 40,
particularly, where one op was running QSOs on the TX frequency to Europe
whereas a second op (and voice) answered your calls up on the 7200s. Tricky,
and VERY fast, and once we got our rhythm it worked great, strange as it may
have sounded from your side, hearing two voices on one band from one callsign.
This and other innovations made this weekend special.

We continue to benefit enormously from an old recycled Mosley TA-34XL
tri-bander at the end of 1200 feet of 7/8 inch Heliax, 350 feet above the
elevation of the shack, fixed on Europe. It is a tremendous band-opener,
perched on a ridge top looking toward Europe down into a deep and quiet valley
in the foreground of the antenna. Thanks again to W8AV and WA9S who helped me
haul the tower sections, Heliax, and antenna up sheer rock cliffs in 95 degree
tropical heat and sticker bushes and incredibly dense vegetation in 2008. No
fun, but it paid off.

Another innovation at PJ2T with this contest weekend is that we operated in air
conditioned comfort. For 10 years we have been dying in the shack, with
temperatures that often reach 100F and stay there for many hours, with high
humidity to boot. We were finally able to get a monster 36,000 BTU air
conditioner in here last Wednesday. It was a huge hassle with the supplier and
the installer, but we pulled it off. It’s not the most elegant installation
– the condensate tube drips into a plastic bucket on the kitchen floor, but
it works and helps us to keep comfy and maintain much better concentration.

The contest started with a monster wall of 20 dB over S9 noise on 160 and 80.
We had that on all Beverages and on the DX Engineering RX four square. It was a
rainy weekend, and tropical storm Tomas hovered in the region all weekend,
moving very slowly. Sorry to all of you who called and called an apparently
deaf PJ2T. We did our best, and by the middle of the second night things
quieted down somewhat, and we were able to make some hay on the low bands. 10
was a bit of a disappointment, with openings to Europe not nearly as solid as
they were two weeks ago during the Curacao Independence operation. Because of
the new country status, pileups were incredible, especially on 15. We had to
resort to some outlandish techniques, such as running contest Qs by the
numbers, offset a few KHz above the TX frequency. Sorry about that, but it was
the only way to get any rate with a wide, loud wall of callers.

We ended up with a score we’re proud of, and feel that we left nothing on the
table. Congrats to all of our M/M competitors, and thanks for the good society
of contesting that we all share on as well as off the air. It’s great to feel
like we have 20,000 friends all over the globe.

Thanks as always to all the members of the CCC club who do so much to support
PJ2T, to all of you we worked in this now completed first decade of PJ2T
contesting, and to Yaesu for support. PJ2T has been active now in EVERY MAJOR
CONTEST, bar none, in the last 10 years. What a pile of hard work, but also
what a great ride, and we’re not done yet. Sometimes one wonders why we
contesters worldwide put ourselves through all this work and stress in the name
of fun, but it’s worth it for the friendships made and the relationships
maintained. Nice seeing all of you this weekend if only for a one-second “59
9.”

73, Happy Halloween, and thanks friends,

- Geoff, W0CG, PJ2DX – Curacao; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and
Suffield, Ohio
 
AA8IA   SOAB(A) LP   65,0012010-10-31 18:08:46
Only put in about 1/4 the time. Ran assisted to take advantage of spotting
since I wasn't going to be competitive anyway. Low wires and no power really
can't compete with directional stacks and high power on SSB. Don't get me
wrong - I had fun, especially on 15m. 10m opened a bit on Sunday to South
America [and perhaps elsewhere for the big stations]. It was a fleeting few
hours during the afternoon when I saw 10m perk up, and I stuck around and
worked all I could.

I definitely need a tribander for next year -- too much fun on 20-10m.

Looking forward to CW next month. Thanks to all who gave me Qs.
 
ZW5B(@PY5EG)   M/S HP   10,811,6432010-10-31 18:11:10
Hi Folks
Many thanks to PY5EG Mr. Oms who letus use his ZW5B station.
Nice opening in 10m. Very good friendshipand a lot of fun. Thanks for all of
you who contacted us.
See you in CQWW CW.

ZW5B Contest Team
Visit: www.zw5b.com
 
W1ZT   SOAB(A) HP   516,4902010-10-31 18:11:59
Enjoyed all the the activity and continued improvements in propagation. Have
replaced my SteppIR with my older Force 12 C4 and I really miss the SteppIR
performance and it's ability to tune both the CW and SSB portions of the band.
My C4 40m dipole (tuned for CW) was a real handicap with 5:1 SWR and power
backed way off. Thanks to the stations who could copy my signal!! But maybe I
can keep this antenna working through this next winter.
Looking forward to CW next month.
 
G3TXF   SOSB/80 HP   257,1522010-10-31 18:13:15
Just before the contest I put up an 80m wire dipole at 85ft, which was "rotated"
manually with lengths of string. Up to midnight local-time it was firing NE/SW,
but from midnight to dawn it was swung round to be on NW/SE.

Not sure if it made much (if any!) difference, but seemed like a good idea to
try to maximise on the stuff from the east in the early evening and then W/VE
for the rest of the night. Two Beverages were used for receive. One 600ft
Beverage on the USA and another one pointing south-east. Could have done with
other ones pointing north-east and south-west. But that'll be for next time.

Had no idea there just so many DO stations in Germany these days. Worked
buckets full of them!

Quite a few Zone "got-aways". Heard Zone 6 (XE2CQ) only once. Also heard a VK4
in Zone 30 calling others, but I could never find Zone 30 myself. Along with
others I spent some time calling a loud B7P in Zone 24 who was evidently having
difficulty hearing Europe. Another easy Zone missed was LP1H in 13. Was pleased
to get a few Zone 3 stations just around sunrise.

Very pleased to work A73A a full forty minutes before my sunset on the Sunday.
Also had a nice surprise working 9M6LSC bang on my sunset on the Saturday.

This weekend I have done more DXing on "80m SSB" than I've done for many
years!

73 - Nigel G3TXF
 
W7IJ   SOAB HP   418,0642010-10-31 18:13:59
Great condx. Hope this is a prelude of condx during the upcoming CW test.

Was only able to put in 20 hours on this one, but plan to be more dedicated in
the CW test.
 
N6HE   SOAB LP   40,7342010-10-31 18:14:36
Only part-time and barefoot and with wire antennas, but had a blast! Sooooooooo
good to see the Solar Flux up!
 
W5WZ   M/M HP   2,599,8842010-10-31 18:21:40
First ever MM effort in a DX contest from W5WZ. Great team of ops!

Go Louisiana Contest Club!
 
WØETT   SOAB LP   421,0632010-10-31 18:22:40
Good conditions on 15m and 20m made them the place to be...with lots of activity
resulting in a good DX contest. It was nice that 10m opened on both days for
some SA mults - I did hear EA8CDI but no QSO. And, during the Sunday afternoon
10m opening, AL9A popped in from Zone 01 loud 59+ for a few minutes surprising
us both. I only heard GMCC team N0KE, N0HF, and W0ZA in the fray making Qs.
Wkd W0UA on 10m for my only 04.

As a sign of better band condx, there was a lot of VK/ZL on 15m, lots of JAs,
and Oceania; EU was so strong both mornings that it seemed at times there were
3 or 4 layers of stations sharing nearby frequencies. The SA/Carribean stations
were loud on all bands.

Looking forward to the CQ WW CW DX test in November!

73 Ken, W0ETT
Colorado
Team Grand Mesa #1

Rig: IC756pro3 with 100w to HF yagis and verticals.
 
W4SVO   SOAB(A) HP   2,825,6722010-10-31 18:25:17
Well it has been 35 years since I did an all band effort,(I was 26 at the time!)
The new 40/80 meter vertical array really worked ! 15 was great, but nil on 10
meters from here, only zone 14 in Europe and no Pacific. I did work some
Africa. This will probably be my only all band effort. Too much. I was lucky
though that my girlfriend came over and fed my 91 year old mother, so I could
operate at the best times. Anyway I will be a single band effot in the CW
portion. Mark W4SVO
 
VE3BW   SOAB HP   2,162,7062010-10-31 18:25:43
Murphy one time only!Great conditions on 15 meters and nice surprise to see 10
open saturday pm.
Joe
 
N3ZA   SOAB(A) HP   1,312,9122010-10-31 18:28:27
Thought low bands not that great here. Slow to start anyway. Last year's numbers
were better on 20 & 15. Less so on 10, which means it's coming back slowly.
Overall, a nice contest. Slept more than I wanted to!
 
N7RK   SOAB(A) HP   142,4802010-10-31 18:28:53
Rig: Yaesu FT-1000MP, Kenwood TL-922

Antennas: Homebrew 72 foot vertical for 160/80/40, Tribander at 28 feet for
20/15/10
 
VE3GFN   SOAB LP   29,0402010-10-31 18:31:39
Spent the contest trying to see how many countries I could work on a weekend!
 
KØOU   SOAB HP   508,2662010-10-31 18:32:00
100% S&P - Made some neat contacts despite 20/9 noise on low bands. Took some
odd times off in order to allow neighbor to watch TV. Hope to have that problem
resolved by next weekend so I can get a full effort into Sweepstakes.
15 meters played nicely for me and ten was open to the N-S path. Thanks to all
for the Q's. 73 de K0OU Steve in MO
 
N8BI   SOSB/40 HP   114,1762010-10-31 18:33:56
Antenna upgrades in progress, only 40 available...
 
W7JDE   SOAB HP   66,4422010-10-31 18:35:11
First contest using the tower trailer with the force 12 beam. What a
difference. Beats the vertical I was using before. It's nice to be able to
cut through a pileup or two. Only did s$p. Great fun. Love those happy hours
during the gray line times. Looking forward to the next one.
 
WZ8P   SOSB/40 HP   88,7732010-10-31 18:35:57
Had great time on 40 meters only. Needed some Zones for the 5BWAZ.
Station: FTDX 5000MP, ALPHA 9500, 3el Full size 40 meter beam at 120 ft.
Dipole at 70 ft for South America and Dipole at 35 ft for VE land.
Did not work Zone 22,34,36,or 38.
Had a wonderful time.
 
W4ZW   SOAB(A) LP   118,3712010-10-31 18:36:23
Rig : FT-5000, K-3, TS-590S

Antennas : 3/2wl 80M Loop, 80M Delta Loop, 40M Bi-square

Soapbox : I can't remember the last time I spent so much time in a
contest that wasn't a QRP effort with such puny results. This was going to be a
part-time effort, but the challenge of working some of the DX-peditions with LP
and wires got me hooked for hours. I ran EZNEC on the wires before the contest
and could see that I had very sharp lobes and VERY deep nulls on the high
bands, and the results proved it. If the DX was in the lobe (G/F/DL;JA;VK/ZL;
CE/LU) I could work them easily, but if they were in the nulls, they CQed in my
face (Especially Carribean). Low power SSB on 80M and 40M is truly challenging.
Now I remember why I love CW so much! I was about to give it up when that
wonderful 15M opening appeared Sunday morning. I miss my Florida yagis' and
that ocean! I'm going to put up a couple of half-squares to fill in some of
these deep nulls for CQWW CW.
 
K6CSL   SOAB LP   6,3842010-10-31 18:37:17
Compared to last year, this score is up 6% in Q's, 29% in countries, 26% in
Zones and 42% in total score. Last hour surprizes were YE2R(my 1st ever contact
with Indonesia) and HC.8A, which seemed to had eluded me on 20 and 40. The
pile-ups were huge and tough to get through. I'm looking forward to CW where
I'm a little more competitive. Conditions on the bands are clearly improving
from last year, though not near my 2008 effort when my Q total was 58,
Countries 31 and Zones 28 for 8,294. However I also managed 31 hours on air
time. I'm looking forward to CQ WW CW. Bert, K6CSL
 
VE3RZ   M/S HP   3,506,3702010-10-31 18:39:46
Great fun. comments to follow.

Thanks to all for the Qs and especially those who ventured forth in the
dxpeditions. Hope all got back safely from the hurricane zone...

Tony
ve3rz
 
SJ2W(SM2WMV)   SOAB HP   6,023,6002010-10-31 18:42:14
I am to tired to write anything. A bit low maybe on mults but overall I am VERY
pleased with a new SM record which was set as my goal to beat for the solar
peak. So what should I do now? I guess another goal I've had is to do 500 dxcc
and 5000q so that will be the motivation and try to keep up with the OH:s. I
mainly feel I need to improve flexibility at the station plus move more mults!

Check the website for a write up in the future and information about the
station. It contains a lot of information what happens every week!

http://www.sj2w.se/
 
VE7XF   SOSB/15 HP   189,5302010-10-31 18:49:46
I chose 15m again to get away from the RF noisy neighbours on the lower bands,
and check prop to Eu (mostly coastal Eu, none from zone 16 or 20, and few from
15).
An erratic rotator often had me running outside to check the beam heading.
Zones missed: 2, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 29, 34, 36, 39.

CU in the SS CW next weekend.

K3, Acom 1000, 3el Steppir, NA with W9XT contest card.

Ralph, VE7XF
 
NX5M   SOSB(A)/15 HP   570,0602010-10-31 18:50:27
I should have eaten some food between 1200z Saturday and 0300z Sunday. Missed
most of the first few hours and quit early on Saturday simply because I was
hungry. Went into this one totally unprepared with food and drink provisions.
Had a couple of other conflicts that prevented me from operating as much as I
wanted to. But, I am satisfied with my effort.
Many out of control pile-ups encountered. Why people have to keep throwing
their call in there 4 to 6 times is beyond me. Two is enough, then listen.
 
WØPAN   SOSB/20 LP   6,4502010-10-31 18:52:42
Great to see all the activity on 20M - QRM was a foot deep so S and P was a real
challenge with a vertical and 100 watts in an antenna challenged community.
Audio was excellent with few bad sounding stations. Ops were really top notch
and worked hard to pull us peanut whistles out of the mud - a huge thank you!
 
K1WHS   SOSB/10 HP   17,4962010-10-31 18:53:17
Single band 10 Meter entry. 5el beam K3 and HB amplifier
 
W2RE   SOAB HP   5,306,2002010-10-31 18:53:59
New things:
New Qth in (Summit, NY) NNY section
First time ever going Unassisted!

How did I get to this point? In May of this year I closed on the Vac/Dx/Contest
qth in Summit, NY (Schoharie Co) NNY section.
I started the process of getting permits for proposed 6 towers. Major set back
as the town had a tower law? Yes! It was implemented for Cell Co. Meanwhile,
the building inspector allowed me to pour the foundation and guy anchors for 3
towers before I received final permission. They did have a law up to 30ft with
out permit. Ok! Great, at least I get get the foundation work done before.
The process to get the 6 tower proposal took a bit longer than expected,as I
finally received the permission on October 7th!
So, I went from nothing in the air on Oct 7th to (3) 100ft towers and stacks
within a few weekend days from the primary help from my wife Lori KB2HZI.
Here is pictures of the new contest qth on a 2100ft hill in Summit, NY!
drop off in all directions, Photos from top of the tower.
http://picasaweb.google.com/ray.w2re/3TowersCQWW2010#

Contest:

I knew that I was handicapped on 80 and 160 from the start. No real antenna on
either of these bands as I threw dipole up on 80M and a 160L with 2 elevated
radials a day before the contest. No beverages as of yet! I do have room to run
1000ft Bev's in all directions. Also, have 100ft Pine trees on the the far end
of property to do some a 160 4SQ array later.

So, with the low bands being a disadvatage, I just decided I was to have fun
and see how this qth is going to compete! I decided to do SO unassisted due the
fact that the Internet is poor and unreliable at the moment.

What I noticed about the new qth compared to my qth in Poughquag, NY is that
its much more quiter, no noise at all! What a pleasure not dealing with the
annoying birdies and line noise.

I did get a lot of praise from Eu about my 15M signal, and received a email
from 3W1M that I was the only signal beside K1KI that was heard from East Coast
USA on 15M.
Basically, I am extremely happy to go from nothing on Oct 7th to having a blast
in CQWW! Yes! SS from here in NNY should be fun next weekend too!

I still live in Poughqug, NY as the primary residence, however I only live 105
miles from Summit and can get there in two hours.

The Summit Qth is 40 miles SW of Albany, NY in the northern Catskills. Summit
is the highest point in Schoharie County which is 45 miles south of Cooperstown
(Baseball Hall of Fame).

Thanks for the Q's

Ray W2RE
 
NØHF   SOSB(A)/15 HP   141,2242010-10-31 18:55:38
All done with a homebrew 3el yagi I recently made, it was great to see the band
in great shape to Asia and EU. PY/LU was much better Sunday afternoon from
here. Line noise kept me from really hearing the weak sigs but I managed to get
most of them through. '73 Dan
 
WP3C   SOSB/15 LP   992,8492010-10-31 18:56:51
Hi

We were going to operate M/S but with problems with the amp, I had to cancel.
Then, I worked in 15M LP and Rafy (KP4WW) 40M as NP4DX HP

Thanks to God my station is done and ready. I tested the 15M and really it was
great, the band was rare but real fun. I thought that I was going to break the
NA record but, the propagation does not let me do it.

Thanks everyone and hope to hear you in the CW. 73'

Ant: Force 12 C31XR and KLM KT36XA
Rig: Yaesu FT-1000MP
Software: Win-Test

Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 15 | TOTAL
==========================

4L | AS | 1 | 1
4O | EU | 1 | 1
4X | AS | 1 | 1
5B | AS | 3 | 3
5N | AF | 1 | 1
5Z | AF | 1 | 1
6W | AF | 2 | 2
9A | EU | 13 | 13
9K | AS | 1 | 1
C3 | EU | 1 | 1
CE | SA | 5 | 5
CM | NA | 1 | 1
CN | AF | 2 | 2
CT | EU | 15 | 15
CT3 | AF | 3 | 3
CU | EU | 3 | 3
CX | SA | 4 | 4
D4 | AF | 1 | 1
DL | EU | 135 | 135
E7 | EU | 7 | 7
EA | EU | 75 | 75
EA6 | EU | 2 | 2
EA8 | AF | 11 | 11
EI | EU | 7 | 7
ER | EU | 4 | 4
ES | EU | 4 | 4
EU | EU | 5 | 5
F | EU | 39 | 39
FO | OC | 1 | 1
FP | NA | 1 | 1
FY | SA | 1 | 1
G | EU | 41 | 41
GD | EU | 2 | 2
GI | EU | 2 | 2
GJ | EU | 1 | 1
GM | EU | 11 | 11
GM/s | EU | 1 | 1
GW | EU | 4 | 4
HA | EU | 17 | 17
HB | EU | 11 | 11
HB0 | EU | 1 | 1
HC | SA | 1 | 1
HC8 | SA | 1 | 1
HI | NA | 1 | 1
HK | SA | 3 | 3
HL | AS | 1 | 1
HP | NA | 1 | 1
HR | NA | 2 | 2
HS | AS | 1 | 1
HZ | AS | 1 | 1
I | EU | 68 | 68
IS | EU | 1 | 1
IT9 | EU | 12 | 12
JA | AS | 68 | 68
JW | EU | 1 | 1
K | NA | 1658 | 1658
KH0 | OC | 1 | 1
KH2 | OC | 3 | 3
KH6 | OC | 3 | 3
KL | NA | 5 | 5
KP4 | NA | 2 | 2
LA | EU | 7 | 7
LU | SA | 24 | 24
LX | EU | 1 | 1
LY | EU | 11 | 11
LZ | EU | 8 | 8
OE | EU | 7 | 7
OH | EU | 34 | 34
OH0 | EU | 2 | 2
OK | EU | 37 | 37
OM | EU | 6 | 6
ON | EU | 17 | 17
OX | NA | 1 | 1
OZ | EU | 11 | 11
PA | EU | 20 | 20
PJ2 | SA | 1 | 1
PJ4 | SA | 1 | 1
PY | SA | 44 | 44
S5 | EU | 17 | 17
SM | EU | 23 | 23
SP | EU | 52 | 52
ST | AF | 1 | 1
SV | EU | 5 | 5
SV5 | EU | 1 | 1
TA | AS | 1 | 1
TA1 | EU | 1 | 1
TF | EU | 3 | 3
TG | NA | 1 | 1
TI | NA | 2 | 2
TK | EU | 1 | 1
UA | EU | 66 | 66
UA2 | EU | 2 | 2
UA9 | AS | 11 | 11
UN | AS | 1 | 1
UR | EU | 25 | 25
V3 | NA | 2 | 2
V5 | AF | 1 | 1
VE | NA | 144 | 144
VK | OC | 3 | 3
VP5 | NA | 1 | 1
VP9 | NA | 4 | 4
XE | NA | 5 | 5
YB | OC | 3 | 3
YL | EU | 13 | 13
YN | NA | 1 | 1
YO | EU | 14 | 14
YU | EU | 11 | 11
YV | SA | 2 | 2
ZL | OC | 1 | 1
ZP | SA | 1 | 1

Worked Zones

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21,
25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
37, 38 and 40
 
W4PC   SOAB LP   5,0472010-10-31 18:57:19
Working on temporary station this time. IC-707 with a 40 meter dipole and
antenna tuner.. that was it.. no amps, no Heil mic, no 1000-MP, no beam, ect.
 
KE7YF   SOAB HP   18,0342010-10-31 18:59:24
Had a great time operating two shifts at N7AT.
Thanks to Sandy and Bob for opening their home to the guest operators.

Operated home station Friday evening and early Saturday and Sunday morning.

Strong signals on 15M both at home and at N7AT, but what a difference yagi
antennas make!

73.......Paul.....KE7YF
 
N5RZ   M/2 HP   1,568,1062010-10-31 18:59:25
CQWW is THE best!!! What a blast!

This was a shakedown for my station (so far) and a learning opportunity session
for my YL friend, KF5HHD. We did a M/2 so she could familiarize herself with a
phone DX contest & all the accents, QRM, pileups, etc. that go with it. I put
her on 20M & then 40M the first night, 20M (with a little bit of 10M) all day
Saturday + Sunday morning, and 15M Sunday afternoon. Talk about jumping right
into the fire!!

40M SSB sure is painful with a Butternut Vertical - although I worked two BY's,
a DU, and RT5Z on longpath Sunday on 40M after sunrise. Also was skeptical
about my 80M inverted vee at 50', but it far exceeded my expectations. The
80M condx about 30 minutes after sunrise on Saturday morning were the best I've
ever heard. Between 1314Z & 1327 worked VK4KW, 9M8Z, AH0BT, KH6LC (who was QRP)
RA0FU and several JA's - all their sigs were well over S9.

15M was incredible as well - hope it holds out for CQWW CW.

Was very happy with the station performance. No problems except for some RF
getting into the USB Keyboard & mouse on one computer when on 15M, fixed with
ferrite clamp-ons.

No interstation interference at all, even though the towers are only about 70'
apart. No 160M antenna yet -- may try to get up a 160M inverted vee up
before CQWW. No place for a vertical since the farmer will be planting the
winter wheat crop at the end of November.

As rusty as I am on phone, CQWW is still the King!! Still ran out of steam
Saturday evening and wasn't motivated to interrupt my sleep to get up early.
That's OK - I'll make up for it in SS CW & CQWW CW.
Equipment: Two Elecraft K3's, Alpha 99, Alpha 87, ICE 419 bandpass filters,
Top Ten Band Decoders, 2 PC's using N1MM software with soundcards used for
voice keying.

Tower #1 TH6DXX @ 50', 80M inverted vee at top.
Tower #2: Rotary 10-15-20M triband 2-el Delta Loop & 50'
Butternut HF6V ground mounted with 3 80M radials.

Even with small antennas, it sure is great to operate from home. Hope to have
a lot more hardware up next year - will be pouring bases for 8 towers after the
first of the year.


Thanks to all for the QSO's, and Deborah thanks everyone for their patience
with her. She had a great time, and was a real trooper - she spent 35 hours in
the chair and even did some CQing. She is taking her General on November 13,
and if she passes, we will each do a single op from here in Phone SS.

Hope to see everyone in CQWW CW, and all you Statesiders & Canadians in CW SS
next weekend.

73, Gator & Deborah
 
N3CHX   SOAB LP   54,3722010-10-31 19:03:27
Station Description: ICOM IC-746 @ 100W to Kenwood AT-200 Tuner
Antenna(s): Flattop G5RV @ 50Ft
 
KU5B(@NX5M)   SOSB/10 HP   59,2902010-10-31 19:06:07
Nice to have some LP action early Sunday morning with VR and B7...quite the
surprise.

The FT-1000's 2nd receiver got a really good workout this weekend. Glad
everything is in fine working order for ARRL 10.

A little bit more EU than in WPX this year but the same amount of JA's.

Colin KU5B
 
WK1J   SOAB HP   1,006,6942010-10-31 19:06:38
Mosely TA33 on roof @35ft and 275ft. O.C.Dipole @ 45ft., Icom 765 and Amp Supply
LK550 worked well after 13 years in storage. Nice to be back!

Many good ops and lots of help in getting my call in their logs. Forgot how
much fun CQWW was.

Looking forward to improving my ability to hear better on the low bands.

thanks to all...

Dick, WK1J
 
N1YX   SOAB(A) HP   1,304,9282010-10-31 19:08:41
This was my second time in this event and I certainly get better, I almost
double my previous score. 15 meters was the place to be, the band is wider than
20 meters and I was able to run for a while. 80m 10m were disappointment. I have
crappy dipole for 80m, but 10m was just very slow. There were few EU on 10m, but
very weak and not for long. New K3 did not disappoint but I still need to learn
how to use the beast effectively.
 
VE6EX   SOAB HP   1,045,1522010-10-31 19:13:47
***Club is ALBERTA CLIPPERS***
Greetings all:
The new WRTC is off and running. WoW!!! The excitement.
The first evening was a sticker but it all opened up for a grand finish!! For
me it was breaking a Mill (seeing it come up on TRLOG)and doing my best with all
I had. Big stuff was a new sloping dipole for 40!!!, all city lot stuff and
dodging the bylaw officers. Thanks for the Q's and on to the next.
VE6EX Was..
Ts940s into HB VE6EX 3-500's ~~800w
Icom Pro2 for 2nd rx on 40m
TH7 at 65'. lots of wires hanging round'
TRLOG in my currently running Pentium machines, Still the best, never a
glitch after all these years. Does it get any better????
Cheers Dan Lazar VE6EX..
 
DQ4W   M/2 HP   8,794,8772010-10-31 19:15:29
Thanks for all the QSOs - CU in the CW leg!
 
W1EBI   SOAB(A) HP   1,056,0542010-10-31 19:16:06
The high bands are not all the way back, but they were in better shape than
they've been in years. Still "Splatter Central", but big fun. Thanks for the
QSO's.

George W1EBI
 
N4CU   SOAB HP   259,5242010-10-31 19:18:36
First half serious try at a contest in about 10 years. Heard the B7P on Sunday
morning about 6:30 calling with no answers. By the time I got the antenna
turned he was gone. Glad someone got him. I did work ZL, VK, and JA. I
Learned a lot about using N1MM. It was all search and pounce. I will have a
long time to go before I beat 20 per hour. I'm not that hot on CW but hope to
give it a try
 
K7LY   SOSB(A)/10 HP   9,7682010-10-31 19:19:17
Spent the weekend as chief cook and bottle washer, taking care of my XYL after a
knee replacement. So, limited time for a single band effort on 10M. This is
one tough band from the Southwest! The one highlight was a brief run into
VK/ZL on Friday evening. Sure wish the SA stations would use standard
phonetics though.
 
WA1FCN   SOSB(A)/15 LP   206,8292010-10-31 19:23:52
tried something I rarely do, operated SB 15 low power assisted.
Boy was this fun or what. Conditions like days of old ! Glad
i was in it.
BoB WA1FCN
 
KL7AC   SOAB(A) HP   178,8162010-10-31 19:30:25
Did not get into the test until early the second day due to work travel. Still
had a bit of fun with some great runs on 15M. I really do need to get some
decent antennas up for the low bands but 40M is really an ugly band on SSB so
am looking forward to the CW test. 10M was open a bit, lots of LU's and a
couple of stateside.

Best line during the test was...around 0600Z

Him (EU): "Can we go to 10M for a QSO? I need Zone 1 there."
Me: "No, there is no propagation to EU or I would be there."
Him (EU): "Shouldn't be a problem, I have really good gear."
Fell out of my chair!

TH-11DX at 70 feet 20M-10M
Dipole at 80 feet 40M
IC-7600
SPE Expert 1K-FA 600W

73,
Andre
 
W3LL   SOAB HP   2,153,1692010-10-31 19:30:49
Mostly S&P with a few good runs.
Real Time Scores worked very well.
Very few 160M contacts because the 160m v is down.
Band conditions were good with 80M very quiet.
 
N9TF   SOSB(A)/15 LP   78,4312010-10-31 19:30:52
THAT....WAS FUN!!! Started out just trying to see how many different DXCC and
zones I could work on 15m.
Wasn't sure how much time I was going to have to spend in chair. Started out
just tuning up and down 15 meters looking for new countries. Once back in the
chair Saturday afternoon/evening I decided to use the DX cluster for help. By
then I also decided to work everything I heard! 15 meters was soooo good I
decided to stay with
it as a single band entry. No time to operate in the evening this time around.
Was hoping for DXCC, but fell 21 countries short of that goal. Still, I was very
happy with all of my catches. I really had a chance to put my ProIII rx to the
test for a couple of Q's that occupied a considerable amount of time. On Sunday
morning I tuned across the band and heard a weak voice in between heavy QRN plus
1khz and minus 1khz. It was A73A. I had the rx pass band down to a tight 1.4khz
and manually tuning the notch filter with 12DB of attenuation in to be able to
hear him. I think it was about 20 minutes of calling on may part before I got
through the east coast wall! Then there was AH0BT late in the afternoon on
Saturday. He wasn’t very strong in my Rxer, and had Qrn to one side close in.
Was able to tweak him in, but had to sneak my call in, in between the west coast
guys. Band came up for just a bit of a peak and he worked a few 9’s in a row
and one of them was me! Put in a total of just over 12 hours, with lots of
tuning and listening for new ones. Tried calling a few times but it either
netted nothing or a few calls from statesiders obviously looking for that U.S.
contact! During the peak of propagation it was pretty futile of me to even try
and call, as I did a couple of times and was almost immediately booted by a
much more powerful station! Found that my sweet spot for making Q's more easily
to EU was from about 1500 to 1600 UTC. Before that, east coast guys beat me out
every time, and after that west coasters buried my 100 watts! Sunday was a lot
of fun with propagation. By mid afternoon had pipeline to central and South
America, and then also was hearing JA's, VK and ZL. Pacific was attenuated
compared to South America, and not a lot of activity. Only one ZL and one VK in
log. Lots of fun! So now I’m warmed up for sweepstakes to begin. I plan on
lots of chair time! Station conditions: Icom 756 ProIII 100 watts to a mini
beam MA5B at 37'. Total time in contest just
over 12 hours.
 
VA3RKM   SOAB QRP   11,8682010-10-31 19:37:51
K2, 5w, 80m dipole and verticals for 40-10. Lots of work for QRP but more
fruitful than than the last few years. Great to be able to work QRP DX on 40m
SSB now that the BC stations are gone. Thanks for digging out a weak signal.
 
KR4F   SOAB(A) HP   283,1962010-10-31 19:44:37
Handed out a few Q's. Was out of town
Saturday for granddaughter's birthday party!

73
Johnny, KR4F
 
VE4EAR   SOAB HP   1,735,6352010-10-31 19:46:19
I have to say this was a real pleasure to operate. The conditions on 15m were
the best I have ever experienced for a contest. (My experience only goes back
to 2006). The band opened shortly after 20m and closed just before 20m.
Signals were truly 59 from Europe and zone 25. The last few years I have seen
15m open on a N/S basis only and domestic contacts were limited to the extreme
edges of the US (FL, TX, CA, NY etc). In this contest I may have completed WAS,
conditions were that good. there was more than 1 time where I had to check the
band becaus e15m sounded just like 20m usually does.

Used the second radio for perhaps 20 Q's. The second antenna is a Steppir
vertical and it just does not compare to the beams. Only 1 Amp so the second
radio is limited to 100 Watts which is struggle in this contest.

I feel I could have done better but only had 1 real run into Europe. I could
not find a space on 15 or 20 where I would not knowingly interfere with someone
else. The entire bands of 14.100 to 14.35 and 21.100 to 21.450 were packed. The
east coast gange were the first to the picnic and grabbed all the spots.
Some of the techniques that are used by some of the big guns to "establish"
themselves on a frequency are blatantly bullyish.

Then there is the instance where I was enjoying a mild run of domestic stations
on 40m where all of a sudden I was descended on like ants at a picnic. I figured
someone had spotted me on the cluster but soon realized that some DX station was
working split and had selected my run frequency as his listening frequency.
Probably added a couple calls in the log that where I thought the other station
was acknowledging me and sending his report but it wasn't meant for me. Oh the
fun of being a little pistol in the black hole!

Set a goal of 3K QSO's and to beat the old SOAB HP record for VE4. Well I
didn't make that many Q's but the record may fall depending on the log checks.
The final 4 hours had rates of 200/200/200 and 35 to help elevate the score.

A few pleasant surprises in the final hour. Decided to sweep 15 and 20m to look
for mults and maybe work some more DX. I managed to find a Zone 24 and 27
stations calling CQ with no one answering them. A real plus when you are not
strong and propagationally challenged. While clearly many stations were looking
to run the last hour or so, there were several juicy mults that I would have
missed if I had elected to use that strategy.

It was a total blast and welcomed all the friendly "hi's" from all the familiar
friends. Really like the "Livescore" page and found it to be very motivational.
I wish more stations used it. A lot of fun watching VA7ST, VY2LI and myself
jockeying for position.

Looking forward to sweepstakes, both CW and especially SSB. CW will be a part
time S&P but will be on to give out the VE4 mult on all bands. SSB band will be
another full out effort, at least that's the plan.

Ed
 
KE7DX   SOAB(A) LP   69,1362010-10-31 19:49:47
An exercise in futility! You know the expression "if I can hear them, I can
work them"? That is NOT me! I could hear plenty, just couldn't get 'em to
hear me. 20m wall to wall QRM during the day, 40m wall to wall QRM at night.
Found respites in 15m and 10m during the day, and 80m at night. Heard plenty
of Outlaws on the air. Thanks to all!
 
NE1B   M/M HP   729,2382010-10-31 19:52:30
My first serious effort in CQWW from home QTH. Still slept too much and started
late around midnite on Friday nite.
Rigs: Yaesu FT-5000D with VL-1000 and Kenwood TS-2000
Antennas: SteppIR 4 el and wires.
Logging by N1MM Logger.
 
W7CAR   SOAB HP   88,0112010-10-31 20:00:46
Lots of work. Was Fun though, and hope to do better next year. Thank You for a
Great Contest.

Dave - W7CAR
 
K9RS   M/S HP   4,753,1162010-10-31 20:02:20
Got off to a very slow start because of numerous station problems, but managed
to get almost everything fixed by the beginning of the second half of the
weekend. 10 meters was a disappointment, 20 and 40 were bedlam, but hey, this
is CQWW.
 
AD4EB   SOAB(A) HP   1,511,9652010-10-31 20:04:54
Had not planned on putting in this much time, but got caught up in the S&P
action. Tried running just a few times, but finding an open frequency was just
about impossible (wall to wall DX stations), and replies were very sporatic.

Worked a total of 128 unique countries in 32 total zones. Excellent conditions
with big pileups, some out of control, but most were civilized.

73 - Jim - AD4EB
 
K7ABV   SOAB(A) HP   325,9672010-10-31 20:08:50
Great time again...found 80/40 poor...could hear plenty on 40, but, my 2 el and
kw didn't cut it...15 was super...enjoyed qso's with ST2AR, and found an S79
floating around..ten was open to only a few zones..but was glad to have
them...nice to see old friends...this was the big contest of the year, til the
cw part hi...this is the one to be in...
 
XU7ACY   SOAB(A) LP   465,3482010-10-31 20:23:33
Could not get any kind of run's going on the low bands,and 10 meters was a
disappointment from here.
 
K5ER   SOAB HP   600,3902010-10-31 20:24:49
Spent Thursday and 1/2 of Friday finishing new 124 ft tower and mounting one 20
and one 15 meter Yagi on TIC's. 2 more of each to go, but no time before this
contest. Several cabling and switching issues showed up, and had to be worked
out during the event, but most of the cross band interference from the
tri-banders disappeared. Even with issues, Q count was up about 8%.

Low bands as noisy as I have ever heard on Friday night, but better Sat. High
bands were much better, with ten even showing promise.

Had lots of fun and appreciate all the Q's.

Go Louisiana Contest Club!
 
PJ4X(@PJ4G)   M/S HP   14,406,9102010-10-31 20:26:16
Thanks to Noah, K2NG, for hosting us and providing a first class station to
operate. This was Bob's (WA1Z) first out of country experience...he is now
'dubbed' Bonaire Bob.

A good time was had by all.

1/2 share points to Yankee Clipper Contest Club
1/4 share points to the Frankfurt Radio Club
1/4 share points to the Florida Contest Group

Some observations from the PJ4X effort:

1. The P49Y crew were dead on regarding the 10/10/10 situation and its effect
on our operating. I've been going to the Caribbean for a number of years now
and have NEVER experienced the ferocity of the pileups to EU and JA. They were
never ending, bottomless, and at times extremely unruly. All four of the
operators (all seasoned op's with years of contesting and pileup experience)
had the same comment. We finally decided on a 1 hour rotation as it was just
too painful to try and go longer. In the end I would say it was NOT fun. We
badly misjudged the affect that being a 'new one' was going to have on our
contest score. What normally should have been 200+ hours turned into 130 hours,
regardless of who was at the mic. I suspect we left an 'easy' 600 Q's on the
table because of the reduction in rates.

2. Looking at our score compared to the other M/S's...we were way down in
mults...unfortunately Mr. Murphy visited our location. We lost the AL-1200 Mult
amplifier after about 12 hours and spent a good portion of Saturday chasing down
not one but two Loaner amps...the first of which also went up in smoke. The
second worked fine...Again, looking at the other M/S's and their scores, I
would guess we left 30-40 mults on the table.

3. 10 Meters...what a disappointment. All week, watching the numbers and
packet spots we felt sure there would be a decent opening to EU...but that
didn't materialize. And, we saw too late (Sunday afternoon while looking for
some info) that a DL had posted a note around 17z on Saturday for the Caribbean
to "Check 10".

Finally, congrats to the P33W and P49Y teams for posting excellent scores...and
to all the M/S teams for making this a competitive and fun category.

73 from the PJ4X team...
 
N4CW   SOAB(A) HP   256,6342010-10-31 20:27:55
I rarely operate "assisted", but made an exception for SSB. I really enjoy
chasing mults and don't enjoy SSB very much, so the exercise was tolerable. I
found it difficult to crack pileups during this event, and I'm wondering if
it's the station or conditions; it couldn't be the operator! Thanks to the
wonderful DXpeditions all over the place, it was a lot of fun.
73, Bert N4CW
 
W3UA   SOSB/40 HP   398,2772010-10-31 20:30:25
Most of the new (and rebuilt after the hurricane) antennas are not finished, and
switching is still "work in progress" -- so decided to go an easy way -- SOSB.
Tested the new full size 3 element OWA yagi at 140'. Propagation could be
better, especially the first day.

Hopefully, the new switching system be ready by WW CW...
 
PW7T(@PT7CB)   M/2 HP   20,139,2642010-10-31 20:31:25
Thank you all for nice contest.
Hope work you all again on CQWW CW coming up.

Best 73,
PW7T Team
 
NK7U   M/2 HP   6,801,2502010-10-31 20:33:45
Holy cow that was amazing. We set a goal at the start of the contest to modestly
beat last years score by 25%. With flux up a bit here, a couple new antennas
there, and some top ops coming to visit, this seemed like a reasonable goal.
When we passed last year's score sometime during hour 22 it was obvious that we
were going to do a bit better than that! As it turns out we are posting a score
higher than our record W7 M/2 score from 2002 and it ended up being 247% of our
2009 score. Who would have thought...

Some amazing new NK7U CQ WW SSB records were set this weekend by the team.
Among them:
* A new M/2 score record for us with 6,801,250. Hopefully this will also be a
new W7 record as well. And actually our top score ever for any CQ WW SSB,
including some that were M/M, driven by a new all time QSO record. Back in 1992
as M/M we made 3,750 QSOs. This year we made 4,338.
* Crushed our best ever 40M performance. Giving credit to Joe's new 4/4 on 40M,
the band realignment, good conditions, and operator perseverance we more than
doubled our QSO record from 435 to 910, including 420 with JA, along a record
mult total.
* Approached 1,900 QSOs on 20M versus our previous record of 1,456. And our
most amazing accomplishment for the weekend is we held 14314 as a run frequency
for 12 hours on Saturday – an effort that all operators contributed to. We,
well N6MJ actually, also accomplished 6 hours over 100 QSO's an hour into
Europe during the weekend. We had over 1,110 20M QSOs with Europe. Pretty good
for a station on the left coast.
* And overall, we had more QSO's with Europe than we did with Asia which may be
the first time this has happened.

If there was one shortcoming for the weekend was the absence of many of the
common mults we are used to working. For instance we totally missed any QSOs
with 6Y, 9H, IS0, FK, 5W, V7, GU, GJ, J6, J7, J8, C6, FS, FG, PJ5, VP2V, VP2E,
YS, ZD8 and a few others which are usually common or at least present in our
logs. This held us back from easily breaking the current Zone 3 M/2 record.

We will come back to the band stories in a bit.

Joe has continued building his station out since last year. His current setup
is:

* 10M -- 7/7 both rotating as well as a 3 stack of C31's fixed on Japan
* 15M – Rotating 6 and a 6 fixed east, 5/5/5 Europe stack, as well as a 3
stack of C31's fixed on Japan.
* 20M -- 5/5 both rotating, 5/5/5 fixed on Europe, as well as 3 stack of C31's
fixed on Japan.
* 40M – 4/4 rotating stack as well as a rotating 3 element beam
* 80M -- 4 square and a rotating dipole.
* 160M -- a 4 square array of 1/2 wave sloping dipoles.

Joe also has a receive 4 square that can be used on 40-160.

During the summer we also upgraded all the station PC's and converted over to
Microham MicroKeyer's. On this topic a special mention needs to go out to a
variety of people who helped make sure we were able to get on the air. In early
September for the first time in over 20 years of contesting with multiple tower
setups, NK7U took a direct lightning strike. We immediately tracked down all
the damaged gear to get it repaired in time for CQWW. Big thanks go out to the
teams at Array Solutions, Hi-Z Antennas, and KD9SV for quick turnaround and
immaculate service as well as a special helping hand from W2VJN. In total, 9
control units of various types were repaired and returned typically within a
day or two. Thanks guys!

Even with this we had a few last minute repairs. A wind storm a couple days
before the contest turned one of the 10M antennas on its mast and broke the
supports on one of the 160M dipoles. Fixing the 10M beam required a quick climb
up the tower just before the contest began. As NK7U is often quoted saying
“Its not a CQWW if I am not climbing the tower just before the contest
starts!”

This year our operating team was made up of regulars W7ZRC, K7ZO, NK7U, N7WR,
and W7CT. We were also pleased to have the team of KL9A and N6MJ drop by for
the weekend. Their skill, enthusiasm, and energy were a key factor in powering
our performance this weekend.

A few more contest highlights:
* We actually managed 10M QSO's with Zone 4 and 5 this year as well as somehow
managed one QSO with JA. The JA QSO was a total surprise. We passed a Zone 1
station to 10M for a mult, called for him on the pass frequency and JA7YRR came
back to the amazement of N6MJ. This was our first JA 10M QSO since 2004!
* Our very last QSO of the contest was with VP8NO on 20M. We tried passing him
to 15M with 20 seconds left in the contest only to have VP8NO chuckle back and
say there was no time left -- but nice try!
* S79K was fun to have on the bands. We worked him on 40M early Saturday
evening our time with the giant pileup. KL9A called him hardly expecting to
have him hear us. It took S79K calling him back a couple times for Chris to
finally realize he needed to reply with “QSL 59 03 Thank You”.
* Made a bunch of 160M QSO's well across the Atlantic.
* Continued to watch the packet flames about where band edges really are. They
didn't seem as personal, emphatic and numerous as last year so progress is
being made. But, it really isn't that hard...

For us west coasters we pay particular attention to our JA QSO counts and we
had cause to worry in the

trends seen in 2004 thru 2008. It looks now as if this was mostly driven by
propagation and the up trend been last year continued into this year. Let's
hope the trend continues.


80 40 20 15 10 Total Total Q's % of total
2010 22 420 218 306 1 967 4338 22%

2009 49 123 305 111 0 588 2359 25%

2008 65 21 241 101 0 428 2560 17%

2006 125 220 253 70 0 668 2733 24%

2005 77 191 266 220 0 754 3140 24%

2004 71 182 59 469 115 896 3505 25%

Thanks everyone out there for the QSO's and we will see you down the log.

Scott/K7ZO for the NK7U team.



Some of the numbers follow
==============================================================
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

AS 0 28 465 328 369 1 1191 27.5
EU 1 8 80 1111 317 0 1517 35.0
NA 44 127 215 324 300 18 1028 23.7
OC 2 22 98 31 47 0 200 4.6
SA 4 20 41 66 98 90 319 7.4
AF 2 10 11 25 30 5 83 1.9


QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm
OffTime

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- 11/15 159/59 32/26 --+-- 202/100 202/100
D1-0100Z - - 14/11 84/10 15/4 - 113/25 315/125
D1-0200Z 1/2 5/10 27/22 20/0 1/0 - 54/34 369/159
D1-0300Z 11/8 13/8 13/10 - - - 37/26 406/185
D1-0400Z 5/1 12/10 28/19 5/2 - - 50/32 456/217
D1-0500Z 6/6 18/13 21/2 - - - 45/21 501/238
D1-0600Z 2/1 17/11 25/3 - - - 44/15 545/253
D1-0700Z - 18/4 45/7 - - - 63/11 608/264
D1-0800Z --+-- 11/1 32/2 --+-- --+-- --+-- 43/3 651/267
D1-0900Z - 12/3 29/8 - - - 41/11 692/278
D1-1000Z - 18/2 65/2 - - - 83/4 775/282
D1-1100Z 1/1 3/2 42/0 - - - 46/3 821/285
D1-1200Z 1/1 13/6 43/2 - - - 57/9 878/294
D1-1300Z - 10/0 35/3 15/16 - - 60/19 938/313
D1-1400Z - 9/3 45/0 102/20 - - 156/23 1094/336
D1-1500Z - - 16/0 121/11 40/22 - 177/33 1271/369
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 142/4 57/22 5/8 204/34 1475/403
D1-1700Z - - - 116/4 54/30 8/8 178/42 1653/445
D1-1800Z - - - 72/3 20/3 9/8 101/14 1754/459
D1-1900Z - - - 78/3 19/6 29/3 126/12 1880/471
D1-2000Z - - - 100/5 35/2 17/2 152/9 2032/480
D1-2100Z - - - 69/2 67/4 9/0 145/6 2177/486
D1-2200Z - - - 49/3 90/1 6/1 145/5 2322/491
D1-2300Z - - 9/3 61/10 111/3 - 181/16 2503/507
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- 11/8 56/2 58/2 --+-- 125/12 2628/519
D2-0100Z - - 21/4 21/2 40/0 - 82/6 2710/525
D2-0200Z 1/0 7/4 26/4 4/1 - - 38/9 2748/534
D2-0300Z 2/3 2/0 13/2 - - - 17/5 2765/539
D2-0400Z 2/1 - 6/1 1/0 - - 9/2 2774/541
D2-0500Z - - 5/0 1/0 - - 6/0 2780/541
D2-0600Z 5/2 4/1 41/1 - - - 50/4 2830/545
D2-0700Z 1/1 2/0 34/0 - - - 37/1 2867/546
D2-0800Z 2/3 1/0 38/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- 41/4 2908/550
D2-0900Z 3/1 7/4 37/3 - - - 47/8 2955/558
D2-1000Z 4/0 5/0 46/0 - - - 55/0 3010/558
D2-1100Z 2/0 8/2 33/3 - - - 43/5 3053/563
D2-1200Z 1/2 10/0 40/1 - - - 51/3 3104/566
D2-1300Z 3/0 9/0 24/0 3/1 - - 39/1 3143/567
D2-1400Z - 1/0 22/1 47/1 4/3 - 74/5 3217/572
D2-1500Z - - 11/0 134/1 56/10 3/5 204/16 3421/588
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 116/3 114/2 5/2 235/7 3656/595
D2-1700Z - - - 92/1 79/1 8/4 179/6 3835/601
D2-1800Z - - - 42/1 57/0 4/3 103/4 3938/605
D2-1900Z - - - 37/3 37/2 6/1 80/6 4018/611
D2-2000Z - - - 33/3 30/1 4/1 67/5 4085/616
D2-2100Z - - - 30/0 38/2 - 68/2 4153/618
D2-2200Z - - - 34/1 60/0 1/2 95/3 4248/621
D2-2300Z - - 2/0 41/3 47/1 - 90/4 4338/625

Total: 53/33 215/84 910/1381885/1751161/147 114/48


160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

3D2 1 1
3V 1 1 2
3W 1 1
4L 1 1
4O 1 1 1 3
4X 2 2
5B 2 2
5N 1 1 1 3
5R 1 1 2
5X 1 1
5Z 1 1 2
6W 1 1 2 2 1 7
8P 1 1 1 3
8R 1 1
9A 1 12 3 16
9K 1 1
9M2 3 3
9M6 1 1 1 4 7
9V 1 1
9Y 1 1 2
A2 1 1
A7 1 1 2
BV 1 3 2 4 10
BY 1 16 29 24 70
C3 1 1 1 3
C9 1 2 1 4
CE 2 4 8 7 6 27
CE9 1 1 2
CM 1 4 2 2 9
CN 1 2 1 2 3 9
CP 1 1
CT 10 11 21
CT3 3 3 3 3 1 13
CU 1 1 1 2 2 7
CX 1 1 4 7 13
D4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
DL 7 208 41 256
DU 10 3 4 17
E5/s 1 1 1 2 5
E7 1 8 2 11
EA 1 8 60 78 147
EA6 2 2 4
EA8 2 1 1 5 9
EA9 1 1
EI 1 10 10 21
ER 1 4 5
ES 3 3
EU 7 7
EX 1 1
EY 1 1
F 4 48 27 79
FG 1 1 2
FM 1 1 1 1 1 5
FO 1 1 1 1 4
FP 1 1 1 3
FY 1 1 1 1 1 5
G 2 2 68 33 105
GD 1 2 3
GI 1 5 4 10
GM 1 1 20 11 33
GM/s 2 1 3
GW 6 2 8
HA 4 14 2 20
HB 1 16 6 23
HB0 1 1 2
HC 1 1 1 1 4
HC8 1 1
HI 1 2 2 3 1 9
HK 2 3 1 1 2 9
HL 7 11 8 26
HP 1 1 1 1 4
HR 1 1 1 3
HS 1 2 7 10
I 6 125 17 148
IG9 1 1
IT9 1 9 4 14
J2 1 1
J3 2 1 3
JA 22 420 218 306 1 967
JT 1 1 2
JW 1 1 2
K 8 51 124 193 173 3 552
KG4 1 1 2
KH0 1 1 1 1 4
KH2 2 3 2 3 10
KH6 2 7 10 9 8 36
KL 1 5 7 15 18 46
KP2 2 3 3 3 2 2 15
KP4 2 3 3 3 4 1 16
LA 15 1 16
LU 1 4 9 17 27 35 93
LX 1 1
LY 13 1 14
LZ 1 13 14
OA 1 1 2 1 1 6
OE 2 23 1 26
OH 2 28 4 34
OH0 1 1 1 3
OK 2 35 13 50
OM 1 1 10 1 13
ON 4 34 8 46
OX 1 1 1 1 4
OZ 12 2 14
P4 1 3 2 3 3 1 13
PA 1 41 5 47
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
PJ4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
PJ7 1 1
PY 2 15 22 44 30 113
PZ 1 1
S5 5 32 5 42
S7 1 1 2
SM 1 2 33 8 44
SP 1 2 50 4 57
ST 1 1 2
SV 1 7 8
SV5 1 1
SV9 2 2
T7 1 1 2
T8 1 1
TA 1 1
TF 6 1 7
TG 1 1 2
TI 2 2 2 2 8
TK 1 1
UA 4 57 61
UA2 1 3 4
UA9 4 14 45 14 77
UN 4 4
UR 2 18 20
V2 1 1 1 1 1 5
V3 1 2 1 1 5
V4 1 1 1 1 1 5
V5 1 1
V6 1 1 2
VE 23 46 46 80 67 2 264
VK 6 53 8 12 79
VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 5
VP5 2 2 1 2 3 1 11
VP8 1 1
VP8/h 1 1
VP9 1 2 2 1 3 9
VR 2 3 3 8
XE 1 3 7 8 6 2 27
XU 1 1
YB 12 4 6 22
YL 3 3
YN 1 1 2 2 1 7
YO 1 10 11
YU 4 15 1 20
YV 3 1 2 3 2 11
Z3 2 2
ZF 1 1 1 3
ZL 1 5 1 5 12
ZP 2 1 3
ZS 1 2 5 7 1 16
 
KG4EM   SOAB LP   62,9882010-10-31 20:41:42
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0241 KG4EM 59 8 NQ4I 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0246 KG4EM 59 8 YV5EAH 59 09

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0333 KG4EM 59 8 K5KG 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0338 KG4EM 59 8 DR1A 59 14

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0405 KG4EM 59 8 E7DX 59 15

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0434 KG4EM 59 8 I2VRN 59 15

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0443 KG4EM 59 8 N4NX 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0510 KG4EM 59 8 EA3AV 59 14

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0513 KG4EM 59 8 EE2W 59 14

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0527 KG4EM 59 8 KJ4RSK 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0527 KG4EM 59 8 K7RL 59 03

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0527 KG4EM 59 8 N8BJQ 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0530 KG4EM 59 8 N8RLG 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0550 KG4EM 59 8 DF0HQ 59 14

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0609 KG4EM 59 8 HK1J 59 09

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0612 KG4EM 59 8 K1RX 59 05

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-30 0613 KG4EM 59 8 K1RX 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0635 KG4EM 59 8 YW4D 59 09

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0638 KG4EM 59 8 VE4EAR 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0647 KG4EM 59 8 W3WMD 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0652 KG4EM 59 8 KP2M 59 08

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0656 KG4EM 59 8 W3BGN 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0658 KG4EM 59 8 PY1NB 59 11

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0708 KG4EM 59 8 W1NA 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0714 KG4EM 59 8 NK7U 59 03

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0719 KG4EM 59 8 TO7A 59 08

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0723 KG4EM 59 8 AD4ES 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0726 KG4EM 59 8 KM1W 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0730 KG4EM 59 8 W3LPL 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0731 KG4EM 59 8 WA0MHJ 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0735 KG4EM 59 8 AB7E 59 03

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0736 KG4EM 59 8 P40B 59 09

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0744 KG4EM 59 8 NN3W 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0746 KG4EM 59 8 WB2REM 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0750 KG4EM 59 8 KC1XX 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0753 KG4EM 59 8 WE3C 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0755 KG4EM 59 8 K5TR 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0758 KG4EM 59 8 WG3J 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0800 KG4EM 59 8 NP2KW 59 08

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-30 0804 KG4EM 59 8 P40W 59 09

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-30 0804 KG4EM 59 8 P49Y 59 09

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-30 0804 KG4EM 59 8 W9RE 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0805 KG4EM 59 8 P40W 59 09

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-30 0806 KG4EM 59 8 NJ2F 59 05

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-30 0806 KG4EM 59 8 WA2JQK 59 05

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-30 0807 KG4EM 59 8 NA8V 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0819 KG4EM 59 8 VO1TA 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0838 KG4EM 59 8 N4LPD 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0839 KG4EM 59 8 KB1H 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0840 KG4EM 59 8 K3LR 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0840 KG4EM 59 8 TI0RC 59 07

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0841 KG4EM 59 8 KD9ST 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0841 KG4EM 59 8 NN2W 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0842 KG4EM 59 8 KG7H 59 03

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0842 KG4EM 59 8 K3WW 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0842 KG4EM 59 8 K9RS 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0844 KG4EM 59 8 K3CR 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0844 KG4EM 59 8 VE3EJ 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0845 KG4EM 59 8 K5NA 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0845 KG4EM 59 8 N0AZZ 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0846 KG4EM 59 8 KY5R 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0846 KG4EM 59 8 N6SS 59 03

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0847 KG4EM 59 8 N5DX 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0847 KG4EM 59 8 WX3B 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0847 KG4EM 59 8 WX4US 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0848 KG4EM 59 8 K7ZSD 59 03

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0849 KG4EM 59 8 PT5T 59 11

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0849 KG4EM 59 8 N0IJ 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0850 KG4EM 59 8 K4ZW 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0850 KG4EM 59 8 K5ZD 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0851 KG4EM 59 8 VE3MMQ 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0851 KG4EM 59 8 K4MCQ 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0852 KG4EM 59 8 N0NI 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0852 KG4EM 59 8 K2AX 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0852 KG4EM 59 8 W4NC 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0853 KG4EM 59 8 W2YC 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0853 KG4EM 59 8 K1LZ 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0854 KG4EM 59 8 W4NC 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0854 KG4EM 59 8 N1UR 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0855 KG4EM 59 8 K4JPD 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0855 KG4EM 59 8 N2IC 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0856 KG4EM 59 8 YN2AA 59 07

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0856 KG4EM 59 8 WO9Z 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0856 KG4EM 59 8 K8AZ 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0857 KG4EM 59 8 K8YYY 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0858 KG4EM 59 8 W1DX 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0900 KG4EM 59 8 WY7LL 59 03

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0900 KG4EM 59 8 W8BI 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0901 KG4EM 59 8 KG0US 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0913 KG4EM 59 8 KF6A 59 03

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0914 KG4EM 59 8 NQ4U 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0918 KG4EM 59 8 W5WZ 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0922 KG4EM 59 8 N4ZZ 59 04

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-30 0925 KG4EM 59 8 PJ2T 59 09

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0938 KG4EM 59 8 W1TRB 59 05

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2017 KG4EM 59 8 LU1HF 59 13

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2024 KG4EM 59 8 LW7H 59 13

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2032 KG4EM 59 8 L46V 59 13

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2040 KG4EM 59 8 PY2PSX 59 11

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2043 KG4EM 59 8 PS2T 59 11

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2047 KG4EM 59 8 CE3W 59 12

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2050 KG4EM 59 8 9Y4D 59 09

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2052 KG4EM 59 8 CE3DNP 59 12

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2054 KG4EM 59 8 XQ5CIE 59 12

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2057 KG4EM 59 8 LW6DG 59 13

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2059 KG4EM 59 8 LP1H 59 13

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2100 KG4EM 59 8 CE4CT 59 12

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2101 KG4EM 59 8 LU6FOV 59 13

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2103 KG4EM 59 8 CE2WZ 59 12

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2104 KG4EM 59 8 PY2SE 59 11

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2106 KG4EM 59 8 LO7D 59 13

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2108 KG4EM 59 8 CV5D 59 13

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2110 KG4EM 59 8 CE4WW 59 12

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2112 KG4EM 59 8 CE3G 59 12

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2113 KG4EM 59 8 LT1F 59 13

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-10-30 2115 KG4EM 59 8 ZW5B 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2117 KG4EM 59 8 ZW5B 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2117 KG4EM 59 8 PY2WC 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2117 KG4EM 59 8 W1NA 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2120 KG4EM 59 8 ZX5J 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2124 KG4EM 59 8 L73D 59 13

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2129 KG4EM 59 8 PY2VM 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2131 KG4EM 59 8 HC8A 59 10

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2132 KG4EM 59 8 PT2CM 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2133 KG4EM 59 8 LS1D 59 13

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-30 2135 KG4EM 59 8 TO7A 59 08

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 2152 KG4EM 59 8 G6PZ 59 14

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 2159 KG4EM 59 8 RT5Z 59 16

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0055 KG4EM 59 8 K3FT 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0058 KG4EM 59 8 WA3C 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0122 KG4EM 59 8 EA7KW 59 14

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0204 KG4EM 59 8 VE2GSO 59 02

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0311 KG4EM 59 8 4O3A 59 15

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0314 KG4EM 59 8 SO8A 59 15

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0339 KG4EM 59 8 FM4NB 59 08

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0343 KG4EM 59 8 OT2A 59 14

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0351 KG4EM 59 8 VE3RM 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0413 KG4EM 59 8 E7DX 59 15

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0417 KG4EM 59 8 CR3A 59 33

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0452 KG4EM 59 8 EA7LL 59 14

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2006 KG4EM 59 8 HC8A 59 10

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2007 KG4EM 59 8 CR3A 59 33

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2010 KG4EM 59 8 VE3JM 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2014 KG4EM 59 8 W1DX 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2016 KG4EM 59 8 KI7M 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2018 KG4EM 59 8 HC5VF 59 10

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2021 KG4EM 59 8 W0AIH 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2024 KG4EM 59 8 PY1NB 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2033 KG4EM 59 8 NX5M 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2035 KG4EM 59 8 PY3OPP 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2039 KG4EM 59 8 PR5D 59 13

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2040 KG4EM 59 8 CE4CT 59 12

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2049 KG4EM 59 8 CX4BW 59 13

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2052 KG4EM 59 8 HK6P 59 09

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2055 KG4EM 59 8 LW7DUC 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2057 KG4EM 59 8 PQ5B 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2100 KG4EM 59 8 KV4T 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2101 KG4EM 59 8 KI4GGJ 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2101 KG4EM 59 8 W6PH 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2103 KG4EM 59 8 PY2VZ 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2105 KG4EM 59 8 VE7AX 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2106 KG4EM 59 8 VE3KZ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2116 KG4EM 59 8 PP1CZ 59 13

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2118 KG4EM 59 8 KB3CWQ 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2120 KG4EM 59 8 N4JOW 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2121 KG4EM 59 8 N2RIT 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2122 KG4EM 59 8 K3WW 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2122 KG4EM 59 8 K8AZ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2122 KG4EM 59 8 K1RX 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2123 KG4EM 59 8 K3LR 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2123 KG4EM 59 8 W3LPL 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2123 KG4EM 59 8 W2CG 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2123 KG4EM 59 8 N2MM 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2124 KG4EM 59 8 K5ENS 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2124 KG4EM 59 8 K2AX 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2124 KG4EM 59 8 N3ZA 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2125 KG4EM 59 8 K3PP 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2125 KG4EM 59 8 KM1W 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2125 KG4EM 59 8 VE3EJ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2126 KG4EM 59 8 NE3F 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2126 KG4EM 59 8 K9RS 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2126 KG4EM 59 8 W8MJ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2127 KG4EM 59 8 K2EP 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2127 KG4EM 59 8 W2LE 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2127 KG4EM 59 8 K2MLB 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2128 KG4EM 59 8 W2IRT 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2128 KG4EM 59 8 WA9EBX 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2128 KG4EM 59 8 W1RM 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2129 KG4EM 59 8 N4ZZ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2129 KG4EM 59 8 K0TV 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2129 KG4EM 59 8 KG6B 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2130 KG4EM 59 8 KD9ST 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2130 KG4EM 59 8 K2LE 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2130 KG4EM 59 8 N5MV 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2131 KG4EM 59 8 NN1N 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2132 KG4EM 59 8 VE3XD 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2132 KG4EM 59 8 VC6A 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2132 KG4EM 59 8 AA1V 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2132 KG4EM 59 8 NN2W 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2133 KG4EM 59 8 N0NI 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2134 KG4EM 59 8 K1LZ 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2134 KG4EM 59 8 WB0WKQ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2134 KG4EM 59 8 N1DG 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2135 KG4EM 59 8 AA1QD 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2135 KG4EM 59 8 AD4EB 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2135 KG4EM 59 8 N8TR 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2135 KG4EM 59 8 K1TTT 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2136 KG4EM 59 8 N6QQ 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2136 KG4EM 59 8 W6YX 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2136 KG4EM 59 8 VE3WWQ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2137 KG4EM 59 8 N4BAA 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2137 KG4EM 59 8 WD5K 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2137 KG4EM 59 8 N2YB 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2138 KG4EM 59 8 W7RN 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2138 KG4EM 59 8 KD4MS 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2138 KG4EM 59 8 W2NY 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2139 KG4EM 59 8 K6IDX 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2139 KG4EM 59 8 W5GN 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2140 KG4EM 59 8 K5ZD 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2140 KG4EM 59 8 W9ZT 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2141 KG4EM 59 8 VE7SV 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2141 KG4EM 59 8 KB5VP 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2141 KG4EM 59 8 W1BYH 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2142 KG4EM 59 8 K2TE 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2142 KG4EM 59 8 KR4F 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2142 KG4EM 59 8 W1JGS 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2143 KG4EM 59 8 KS6A 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2143 KG4EM 59 8 K1YSY 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2143 KG4EM 59 8 K5NA 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2144 KG4EM 59 8 VA2EW 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2144 KG4EM 59 8 VE3RTU 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2145 KG4EM 59 8 K1RE 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2145 KG4EM 59 8 NK7U 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2145 KG4EM 59 8 VE6FI 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2146 KG4EM 59 8 K9BTQ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2146 KG4EM 59 8 W2RD 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2146 KG4EM 59 8 VE3MIS 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2147 KG4EM 59 8 K6RIM 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2147 KG4EM 59 8 N6WM 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2148 KG4EM 59 8 W6AFA 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2148 KG4EM 59 8 N2WK 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2149 KG4EM 59 8 VE6WQ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2149 KG4EM 59 8 N5AW 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2149 KG4EM 59 8 N6NG 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2150 KG4EM 59 8 VE3DC 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2150 KG4EM 59 8 VE3RZ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2150 KG4EM 59 8 K2QO 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2151 KG4EM 59 8 KB5YN 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2151 KG4EM 59 8 W9OP 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2152 KG4EM 59 8 N6ML 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2152 KG4EM 59 8 K1KP 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2152 KG4EM 59 8 W2RE 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2152 KG4EM 59 8 N8DEZ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2153 KG4EM 59 8 VE5PV 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2153 KG4EM 59 8 W0BM 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2154 KG4EM 59 8 JA8XOK 59 25

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2155 KG4EM 59 8 WA6JRZ 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2155 KG4EM 59 8 W6ZL 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2156 KG4EM 59 8 VE3RRH 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2156 KG4EM 59 8 W0MA 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2156 KG4EM 59 8 W4KW 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2156 KG4EM 59 8 AA6K 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2157 KG4EM 59 8 N1DD 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2157 KG4EM 59 8 K3MD 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2157 KG4EM 59 8 W6XR 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2158 KG4EM 59 8 W6OP 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2159 KG4EM 59 8 KI7MT 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2200 KG4EM 59 8 N6TU 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2201 KG4EM 59 8 N5JB 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2201 KG4EM 59 8 N7BT 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2201 KG4EM 59 8 W9PN 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2202 KG4EM 59 8 K6TA 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2202 KG4EM 59 8 K7IDX 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2203 KG4EM 59 8 KF6A 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2203 KG4EM 59 8 W5DAW 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2204 KG4EM 59 8 AA6JJ 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2205 KG4EM 59 8 W4UAL 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2205 KG4EM 59 8 W6TMD 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2205 KG4EM 59 8 N0FW 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2206 KG4EM 59 8 K9ZG 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2206 KG4EM 59 8 KW7N 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2206 KG4EM 59 8 K1HZ 59 05

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2207 KG4EM 59 8 W6LH 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2207 KG4EM 59 8 W5RU 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2208 KG4EM 59 8 LP1H 59 13

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2208 KG4EM 59 8 NS9I 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2208 KG4EM 59 8 K9YC 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2209 KG4EM 59 8 JH1NBN 59 25

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2210 KG4EM 59 8 KG7H 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2210 KG4EM 59 8 W1RH 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2210 KG4EM 59 8 W6SR 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2211 KG4EM 59 8 KD6UO 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2211 KG4EM 59 8 PS2T 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2211 KG4EM 59 8 PY5RB 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2212 KG4EM 59 8 K6YP 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2212 KG4EM 59 8 N9CHN 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2212 KG4EM 59 8 W7VJ 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2213 KG4EM 59 8 JR2KDN 59 25

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2214 KG4EM 59 8 KE5LQ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2214 KG4EM 59 8 W6XB 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2215 KG4EM 59 8 K0RC 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2215 KG4EM 59 8 K7XC 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2216 KG4EM 59 8 JO1COV 59 25

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2217 KG4EM 59 8 N7TT 59 03

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2217 KG4EM 59 8 N0IJ 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2217 KG4EM 59 8 KD0S 59 04

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2219 KG4EM 59 8 PY1SX 59 11

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2220 KG4EM 59 8 W9OP 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 2237 KG4EM 59 8 N1EU 59 05

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 2238 KG4EM 59 8 W5RU 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 2239 KG4EM 59 8 VE3RTU 59 04

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 2256 KG4EM 59 8 LY2W 59 15

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 2300 KG4EM 59 8 RL3A 59 16

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-31 2303 KG4EM 59 8 RL3A 59 16

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-10-31 2303 KG4EM 59 8 HA8JV 59 15

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2316 KG4EM 59 8 LS1D 59 13

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2323 KG4EM 59 8 TI0RC 59 07

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2332 KG4EM 59 8 PW2D 59 11

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2335 KG4EM 59 8 PT2CM 59 11

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2337 KG4EM 59 8 OA4SS 59 10

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2339 KG4EM 59 8 HC1JQ 59 10

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2341 KG4EM 59 8 CE1A 59 12

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2350 KG4EM 59 8 LP1H 59 13
 
K3LR   M/M HP   21,920,3762010-10-31 20:49:38
Congratulations to the W3LPL team for a great score in the CQWW phone contest.
All Multi Multi stations should be proud of their efforts - it is a huge
undertaking to build and prepare for these events.
The multi multi competition between the teams is awesome and
we are thrilled to be a part of it during the DX contests.

A MAJOR thank you to my good friend Dave, W9ZRX who gets the K3LR station
ready
for each contest. No problems Dave!

Conditions overall were excellent! Hats of to K8GL and W2RQ who worked through
some very tough condx on 40 meters.
The new 10 meter antenna got a real work out.
With improved 10 meter condx. N3GJ and LU7DW were very happy with the
performance. Great rates on 15 and 20 meters! 160 had super multipliers.

CQWW 2010 Phone - photos and audio clips will be posted here:

http://www.k3lr.com

We will see everyone for the CW part of CQWW in a few weeks.

Very 73!

From the K3LR Team

k3lr at k3lr.com


BAND QSOs QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONE COUNTRIES OPERATOR(s)

160 405 513 1.27 24 77 N2NC
80 1067 2689 2.52 29 111 N5UM W3TX K3LR
40 1682 4304 2.56 39 138 K8GL W2RQ W8JV K8CX
20 2996 8411 2.81 40 159 N2NT K1AR N3SD
15 2596 7226 2.78 36 155 K3UA DL6LAU
10 485 1025 2.11 22 77 N3GJ LU7DW
---------------------------------------------------
Totals 9231 24168 2.62 190 717 => 21,920,376


Continent Statistics
K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

North America 293 372 438 319 304 190 1916 20.2
South America 13 37 62 126 150 195 583 6.1
Europe 89 661 971 2152 1855 60 5788 61.0
Asia 1 15 103 349 205 2 675 7.1
Africa 8 14 37 60 63 37 219 2.3
Oceania 5 27 121 74 83 4 314 3.3

BREAKDOWN QSO/mults K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 31/15 37/30 113/40 95/35 9/6 ..... 285/126 285/126
1 10/2 38/27 91/31 29/12 1/0 1/2 170/74 455/200
2 7/3 72/20 80/17 17/5 . . 176/45 631/245
3 15/8 58/10 51/21 21/8 . . 145/47 776/292
4 22/7 86/8 34/10 19/9 . . 161/34 937/326
5 30/6 64/7 45/5 6/1 . . 145/19 1082/345
6 17/5 39/3 61/7 10/8 . . 127/23 1209/368
7 22/9 46/1 39/2 17/12 . . 124/24 1333/392
8 10/1 17/2 23/8 10/3 ..... ..... 60/14 1393/406
9 6/0 16/12 35/4 1/1 . . 58/17 1451/423
10 23/0 21/1 42/1 10/4 1/2 . 97/8 1548/431
11 17/2 21/1 9/2 146/21 35/22 . 228/48 1776/479
12 . 11/0 13/1 213/16 222/58 3/4 462/79 2238/558
13 . 12/0 18/0 204/15 211/18 12/11 457/44 2695/602
14 . 16/0 17/0 135/4 192/9 21/6 381/19 3076/621
15 . 8/0 8/0 178/1 169/14 6/4 369/19 3445/640
16 ..... 6/0 11/0 151/6 133/6 14/9 315/21 3760/661
17 . 10/0 13/0 134/3 110/8 21/9 288/20 4048/681
18 . 12/0 17/0 122/4 77/7 36/6 264/17 4312/698
19 . 2/0 6/0 145/4 75/6 96/8 324/18 4636/716
20 . 4/0 6/2 115/3 80/2 69/2 274/9 4910/725
21 . 5/2 90/1 65/4 80/9 13/0 253/16 5163/741
22 7/3 45/1 78/3 65/4 67/1 11/0 273/12 5436/753
23 15/2 24/0 51/2 83/2 26/0 . 199/6 5635/759
0 18/3 18/0 80/2 17/0 16/0 ..... 149/5 5784/764
1 20/9 12/3 40/0 4/0 . . 76/12 5860/776
2 19/2 21/2 34/1 14/1 . . 88/6 5948/782
3 8/2 25/0 54/1 2/0 . . 89/3 6037/785
4 8/3 35/0 23/1 3/0 . . 69/4 6106/789
5 19/4 48/3 14/2 5/0 . . 86/9 6192/798
6 19/2 45/1 39/0 . . . 103/3 6295/801
7 12/3 44/1 53/3 . . . 109/7 6404/808
8 3/0 11/2 69/1 ..... ..... ..... 83/3 6487/811
9 9/4 9/1 40/1 1/0 . . 59/6 6546/817
10 11/2 13/0 42/3 2/0 . . 68/5 6614/822
11 20/2 19/2 20/2 67/0 7/0 . 133/6 6747/828
12 . 14/0 21/1 78/0 156/5 17/15 286/21 7033/849
13 . 7/0 6/0 54/1 189/0 13/1 269/2 7302/851
14 . 9/0 11/0 65/0 173/0 7/0 265/0 7567/851
15 . 1/0 6/0 100/1 171/1 32/10 310/12 7877/863
16 ..... 1/0 2/0 126/1 110/1 31/5 270/7 8147/870
17 . 6/0 7/0 120/1 78/2 7/0 218/3 8365/873
18 . 5/0 4/0 93/3 40/3 35/2 177/8 8542/881
19 . 10/0 14/0 53/3 31/2 18/2 126/7 8668/888
20 . . 31/1 56/2 29/1 9/2 125/6 8793/894
21 1/0 10/0 52/0 41/0 37/1 13/1 154/2 8947/896
22 3/1 12/0 39/1 58/0 66/6 . 178/8 9125/904
23 3/1 22/0 30/0 46/1 5/1 . 106/3 9231/907
DAY1 232/63 670/125 951/157 1991/185 1488/168 303/61 ..... 5635/759
DAY2 173/38 397/15 731/20 1005/14 1108/23 182/38 . 3596/148
TOT 405/101 1067/140 1682/177 2996/199 2596/191 485/99 . 9231/907


QSO Counts By Band-Country

K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10

3B8 1 1
3D2 2 1
3V 1 1 1
3W 1
4J 1
4L 1 1 2 1
4O 1 1 1 1 1
4S 1
4X 1 1 1 3
5B 1 3 3 3 7 2
5H 1 1 1
5N 1 1 1 1
5R 1 1 1 2
5W 1 1
5X 1 1
5Z 1 1
6W 1 2 2 2 2
8P 1 1 1
8R 1
9A 2 7 15 14 22 3
9H 1 2
9K 1 1 2 1
9M2 2
9M6 2 1
9Y 1 6 1
A2 1 2 1 1
A4 3 1
A6 1 1 1
A7 1 1 1 1
BV 5 1
BY 2 29 1
C3 1 1 1 1 1
C9 1 3 1 1
CE 1 3 5 12 10 18
CE9 3
CM 3 8 2 4
CN 2 2 2 5 4 2
CP 1
CT 1 4 16 24 20 1
CT3 3 4 4 5 5 2
CU 1 1 2 3 3 1
CX 2 1 3 5 10
D4 1 1 1 1 1 1
DL 11 114 146 342 348 5
DU 1 3 1
E5/s 1 1 1 2 1
E7 1 4 4 11 8 1
EA 7 32 87 122 150 8
EA6 1 3 4 4
EA8 2 3 6 9 11 5
EA9 1 1 1
EI 1 5 10 26 22 2
EK 1 1
ER 1 2 4 8 5
ES 1 3 2 3 7
ET 1
EU 3 6 14 9
EX 1
EY 1
F 3 53 66 131 102
FG 1 1 1 3 1
FH 1 1
FK 1 1 1 1
FM 1 1 1 1 1 1
FO 1 1 2 3 2
FP 1 1 1 1 1
FR 2 1
FY 1 1 1 1 1 1
G 4 73 76 214 171 9
GD 1 1 4 5 2 1
GI 2 3 4 25 21 1
GJ 2 1 1 2
GM 6 11 19 42 31
GM/s 1 1
GU 1 1 2 2
GW 2 11 7 20 7 3
HA 3 10 13 27 24
HB 1 4 11 24 33
HB0 1 1 1 1 1
HC 1 1 2 3 1
HC8 1
HI 1 1 2 2 3 4
HK 1 3 4 4 3 2
HL 10 1
HP 1 1 1 1 1
HR 1 1 2 1 1
HS 1 7
HZ 2
I 6 46 99 192 169 2
IG9 1 1 2 1
IS 3 5
IT9 2 3 10 15 20 8
J3 1 2 2 1
JA 8 57 185 166
JT 1
JW 1 1 1
JY 1 1 1
K 209 77 166 134 138 120
KG4 1 1
KH0 1 1 1 2
KH2 1 1 4 1 5
KH6 2 7 9 5 13
KL 1 1 5 14 11
KP2 4 4 4 4 6 5
KP4 2 7 6 4 7 10
LA 1 13 4 16 16
LU 1 8 12 34 30 88
LX 1 2 1
LY 1 11 6 16 13 1
LZ 7 11 22 21 2
OA 1 1 4 2 1
OE 2 6 15 32 24
OH 1 13 12 47 34
OH0 1 4 3 4 1
OK 3 30 27 56 47 2
OM 2 8 8 16 17 1
ON 2 27 35 43 37 2
OX 1 1 1 1
OY 1 1 1
OZ 2 19 9 22 28
P4 3 2 3 4 4 3
PA 3 23 36 126 74 2
PJ2 1 1 1 1 2 1
PJ4 1 1 1 2 1 1
PJ7 1
PY 3 9 27 44 70 61
S5 2 16 24 48 26 1
S7 1 1 1 1
SM 12 10 51 38
SP 2 31 48 95 76 1
ST 1 1 1 1
SV 1 6 10 13
SV5 2 2 1 1
SV9 1 5 1 1
T7 1 1 1 1 1
T8 1
TA 2 3 7
TF 1 1 1 7 6 1
TG 1 1 1
TI 2 2 2 2 4 3
TK 1 1
TR 1 1 1
UA 1 11 32 130 61
UA2 1 1 1 3 2 1
UA9 26 71 8
UN 2 9
UR 1 10 32 57 65
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1
V3 2 2 2 2 1
V4 1 3 2 2 1 1
V5 2 2 2 2
V6 1 1 1 1
V8 1
VE 61 252 213 123 94 30
VK 1 12 87 28 29
VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1
VP5 2 2 2 3 3 1
VP8/h 1
VP9 2 2 2 4 2
VR 1 2
VU 6 2
XE 1 5 10 9 11 5
XU 1 1
YB 2 7
YL 2 5 3 8 10
YN 1 1 2 2 2 2
YO 6 13 28 33
YU 4 15 24 16
YV 5 6 6 9 6
Z3 1 1 2 1
ZD9 1 1
ZF 1 1 1 1
ZL 1 2 13 20 21
ZP 4 2
ZS 1 10 17 20 13
 
K6TUJ   SOSB/15 LP   5,5382010-10-31 20:49:43
S&P (of course) on 15 w/lp & a loop. WOW! Some came easy, especially if you
found them before the rest of the world did. Most had to work at. Had fun
trying to decipher some of them & found a few new ones for me.
 
N4RV   M/S HP   3,338,2802010-10-31 20:52:17
Entered the Multi-Operator, Single transmitter category.. No second station
available to chase mults but still managed to work good numbers on most bands.

Experiencing multiple street lights that cycle on and off when the temperature

drops, causing severe QRN on the low bands.. May have to purchase a pellet gun
before the next contest !

Great to see 15 meters back, and signs of life on 10 meters again..
 
3D2A(VK4AN)   SOAB LP   353,5252010-10-31 20:52:21
Just managed to get antenna up with the help of 3D2AA in time for contest! QTH
was a compromise as original QTH had neighbor's dogs who wouldn't let me sleep
and had to relocate at the last minute! Used Flex-5000A, Spiderbeam(10m high)
and OCF(7m high). Could have given out a lot more multipliers if the Caribb and
Af stns would just listen for a few minutes for Oceania when band is open!
Example of stations heard (off the side of their beams!) 9Y4W V26B VP5DX PY1NR
PJ4X ZX5J DU's, VP5T HK1R CR3A CN2 EA8 ZF2AH TG9 CE1 A61 A65 A73A and many many
more!! About the ONLY way an Oceania station can 'crack' the side lobes is with
a KW+ signal(and there were a few of them on-air). Another 'option' would be
that if anyone hears an Oceania station, that they SPOT IT to give the
low-power Oceania stations a better chance of working these guys. We can only
'legally' run 125w cw or 400w PEP OUTPUT from the transmitter.
Biggest thrill of the contest was working YM on 10m with a genuine 59 both
ways. CU all agn from 3D2 in near future. 73 Eddie VK4AN 3D2A
 
JA1YPA   M/S HP   920,2922010-10-31 20:57:55
Hi Dear.
JA1YPA participated in WW-DXContest in 2010.
I thought that band condition was almost good, and the band was very crowded
with many stations.

This time, we had few operators and we participated in the M/S section. And the
equipment state was also bad and we were not able to use the wished equipment.
It became a closed operations on the way without all operating 48 hours.

Although it was a regrettable result this year, it will challenge again next
year.
We always appreciate that it is a wonderful contest.

OmniBus Contest Club JA1YPA (Wrote by JA1PEJ)
Thank you.
 
PS2T(@PY2OMS)   M/S HP   11,195,6462010-10-31 20:59:36
TNX to Atilano, PP5EG, PY2OMS for another opportunity to use his fine contest
QTH in Araraquara. As many times before, it was a pleasure to operate here.

In addition to the good antenna armamentarium, the social circumstances are
optimal, including a swimming pool, etc. One can bring the XYL and kids here
and keep them happy for 48 hours while the OM is occupied in the contest.

Basically, all worked here, no major visits by Murphy. 10 meters was a
disappointment. We tried to do our best on 10, but failed to match the other
PY´s. This may be the so called "black spot" of Brazil...

Stn A: Yaesu FT2000 + ACOM 2000.
Stn B: Elecraft K3 + Alpha 91 beta.

Ant:
160: Inverted V
80: Inverted V
40: 3-el yagi
20: 5-el yagi
15: 6 el yagi & 5 el yagi
10: 7 el yagi & 6 el yagi

TNX for QSOs, looking forward to hearing you all in the CW section

73, the PS2T team
 
K1TN   SOAB LP   230,2722010-10-31 21:00:56
K3, 130-ft centerfed in a tree, NA software. All S&P, of course. Only JA worked
was on 40 Meters, none heard on any other band. Missed my own country and zone
on 10 Meters (and Zone 4, too). Only 5-bander was P40W. Back to CW, QSL? ...

Jim Cain
At The K1TN Superstation
Atlantic City
 
W7LB   SOAB HP   155,2502010-10-31 21:01:39
Rig: Flex 5K, Alpha 78, AT2K Tuner
Antennas: 80M/40M Inv Vee, 20M Inv Vee @ 45'

All S&P, with very relaxed operation. I enjoyed 15M as well as 80/40 at night.
First contest in many years. I relly do need to get the KT-34A back in the
air.

Larry, W7LB
 
KG4WPD   SOAB LP   5,7332010-10-31 21:01:51
This was my first Worldwide DX Contest; my second contest--ever. The QRM was
rough on this end, but it was fun. I learned a lot. I can't wait for the next
contest opportunity.
 
N7VR   SOAB LP   175,5292010-10-31 21:02:25
It was nice to see the upper bands opening. Cycle 24 appears on the up swing.
 
KY7M   SOSB(A)/15 HP   230,3542010-10-31 21:03:11
I had limited time and thoroughly enjoyed the 15m propagation. These were the
best European openings I have heard in years, both mornings. Best QSO was
5H3EE answering a CQ on Sunday morning when things slowed down. I heard 3W1M
long path early Sunday morning and tried calling CQ over South America, but
nobody else in Asia seemed to know there was an opening.

Radio: K3 and Alpha 87A
Antenna: 3 el. SteppIR at 66 ft.
 
WL7BDO   SOAB LP   80,6082010-10-31 21:07:19
Enjoyed the contest. Was able to better my top score from two years ago. Was a
good spirit this year. Looking forward already to next year. Thanks to
everyone for working with my low power station from the frozen North.
 
K3PP   SOAB(A) HP   2,211,3542010-10-31 21:14:30
A brutal road trip and work load in the preceding week left little gas in the
tank. I had to sleep more each night than I wanted. The low bands seemed
especially difficult this time. I do need better antennas, but they played
better last year. It was nice to see some action on 10m, even a few in EU and
some South Pacific stations! Welcome back from you slumber, Mr. Sun! I have to
give a special THANK YOU to our Canadian friends! Without you, the low bands
would have been a nightmare! Someday, I'll get my SO1R brain to work with the
SO2R hardware I have. This was 100% SO1R. I need to practice. I was hoping to
give AA3B a chase, but he smoked me badly! Once again, he proved he's one of
the best and the rest of us can merely dream to reach that level someday! I had
a load of fun! Thanks everyone!!
 
KX7L   SOAB(A) LP   6,8852010-10-31 21:26:58
Just chasing new ones on 40, 80 and 15. Didn't catch many, but had fun!
 
N6LO(@NC7M)   M/S HP   810,0842010-10-31 21:41:56
Family contesting at its best. My brother Mike N6LO an avid contester recently
moved up to Oregon, so we did the test together from NC7Ms. The bands started
out in favorable conditions but quickly turned to difficult piles to
break-thru. Great participation across the globe. Wonderful to see friends
still chugging at it, as always. People were having a good time and noted by
these 2 hams.

A definite upgrade is needed for this 40 meter antenna system. Some guys were
20+ and could not hear us. Coming Soon to a Sandy Oregon near you!

Thanks again for all the qs and fun! CU soon - Life goes better with sun
spots. 73 NC7Marc
 
AD1C   SOAB(A) LP   511,8712010-10-31 21:48:11
Radio: ICOM 756 Pro III (100W)
Antenna: HyGain AV-640 multi-band vertical
Software: WriteLog 10.81

My wife decided to visit her brother in LAX this weekend so I could operate the
contest :-) My goal was first to beat last year's score, then to break 500
QSOs, then to break 600 QSOs, then to break 500K points. I did not think the
score was possible after extrapolating my log from last year.

As usual, no 80 meters (no antenna). I knocked off at 0130z on Saturday night,
went back to check the bands a few hours later, nothing workable, so I packed it
in until 6 a.m. local time the next morning.

This is my first experience of a "real" European opening on 15 meters since
moving to Colorado. I was not disappointed! Sunday morning seemed to be the
better of the two days. Some of the stations were S9+20! Before the contest,
I would not have guess that I'd end up with more QSOs and mults on 15m than
20m! 10m was spotty, except to PY and LU which seemed to be in a good part of
both afternoons. I didn't work anything outside of North/South America. My
only 4-band QSOs were CE4CT, LT1F and PJ2T. I never used to think CE/Zone 12
was a sure thing, but they were all over the place this weekend.

It was disappointing to see how many hams from the USA (including some
respected DXers) transmitted above 14,347 KHz or below 7,128 KHz. I will admit
that I made two out-of-band QSOs, but they were WAY out of the band. Usually my
microKEYER prevents me from transmitting out-of-band, but the way split works
with WriteLog, I had to disable this feature so I didn't have to make the
transmit VFO "active" after going split on 40m.

Thanks to all the DX that pulled my signal out of the mud/noise/QRM/etc.

Here's the per-country count. I still missed single-weekend DXCC (only 94
worked, including IT9), maybe next year.

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

4O 1 1 2
5B 1 1
6W 1 1 1 3
8P 1 1
9A 1 3 4
9Y 1 1
C9 1 1
CE 2 5 7 3 17
CM 3 2 3 8
CN 1 1 2 4
CT 1 1 2
CT3 1 3 2 6
CU 1 1 1 3
CX 1 3 4 8
D4 1 1 1 3
DL 1 9 14 24
E7 2 3 5
EA 1 7 20 28
EA8 1 1 3 5
EI 1 2 1 4
F 2 5 12 19
FM 1 1 1 3
FO 1 2 3
FP 1 1
FY 1 1 1 3
G 2 6 8
GI 1 1 2
GM 2 2 4
GW 1 1 2
HA 2 2 4
HB0 1 1
HC 2 1 3
HC8 1 1
HI 1 1 2 4
HK 2 1 1 1 5
HR 1 1
I 1 6 6 13
IT9 1 2 4 7
J3 1 1
JA 13 12 27 52
K 1 2 2 1 6
KH0 1 1 2
KH2 1 1 2
KH6 2 3 6 11
KL 2 2
KP2 1 3 2 1 7
KP4 2 2 4
LA 2 2
LU 1 11 12 7 31
LY 3 1 4
LZ 1 1 2
OA 1 1
OE 2 3 5
OH 5 5
OH0 2 2
OK 5 6 11
OM 2 1 3
ON 2 5 7
OX 1 1
OZ 1 1
P4 2 3 4 9
PA 2 5 7
PJ2 1 1 1 1 4
PJ4 1 1 2
PY 3 15 26 16 60
S5 2 5 7
SM 5 5
SP 5 4 9
TF 1 1 2
TG 1 1 2
TI 1 2 1 4
UA 4 1 5
UA2 1 1 2
UA9 4 1 5
UR 1 1
V2 1 1 1 3
V3 1 1 2
V4 1 1
VE 22 47 17 1 87
VK 2 2 4
VP2M 1 1 2
VP5 1 2 3 1 7
VP9 1 2 1 4
XE 4 5 3 12
YL 2 2
YN 1 1 1 1 4
YU 1 2 3
YV 1 1
ZF 1 1 1 3
ZL 1 1 2
ZP 1 1 2
ZS 1 1 2 4
 
WØYK   SOAB HP   44,9552010-10-31 21:53:15
10m was disappointing after CQ WW RTTY conditions. Still, propagation was
better than activity indicated.

Ed - W0YK
 
K7RF   SOSB/15 LP   8,8562010-10-31 21:57:39
Po
 
VY1EI   SOAB(A) HP   603,0472010-10-31 21:58:57
improved on last year's score by 600%. Thanks for the QSOs everyone. See you on
sweeps and CQ WW DX CW.

Eric
VY1EI
www.vy1ei.ca
 
VE8EV   M/S HP   1,509,3002010-10-31 22:01:30
A few sunspots and no aurora can sure liven up a weekend; the propagation was
outstanding! I spent most of the daylight hours running and the nighttime
chasing multipliers. 15m was the money band during the day but 20m and even
40m were going non-stop. I even managed to get all the "easy" multipliers on
160m and 10m for the first time. Newcomer VE8NE got on for a few hours in the
evenings (his first time on HF) and thanks to VE8DW for helping set up the
second position.

73
John - VE8EV
 
KL7RA   SOSB/80 HP   39,6482010-10-31 22:03:29
Part time single band 80 effort with QSYs to 160 when asked. Family medical
emergency this week prevented the scheduled Multi-multi. Thanks to all the ops
that shifted their travel plans. First contest muti-op I have ever cancelled
since 1979.

Picked 80 as it was a night time band and could spend some time on the radio
but the band was very poor and many stations couldn't hear me. Other times I
could generate a pile with those same stations now calling me. Never got the
big JA runs that we have come to expect from Alaska but many that did call were
very loud so it was a lack of activity issue.

My heart sank when I noticed the high bands were wide open "loud" the few times
I took the time to check. Would have been a great score this weekend, just bad
luck to have to miss it but the right thing to do. (now that it's over)

Carl, K9LA told me Ten would be open for the 2010 WW and he was right. The band
was packed end to end with callers, many super loud. I had to stop checking Ten
meters as it was scaring the dog when I went into my primordial scream.

Next year, 73 Rich KL7RA
 
WH2D(K3UOC)   SOAB HP   837,0882010-10-31 22:21:04
I put 60 miles on my Toyota SUV this weekend with five trips to and from the
WH2D club station (Tumon Bay) and home (Yigo). With a Guam speed limit of 45
MPH and an average contact rate of 65 QSOs per hour over the course of the
contest, I lost 87 contacts out on Marine Corps Drive -- and a chance to make
one million points. No big deal. I had a great time, like everyone else. And
like many, I look forward to CQWWCW later this month. My list of memorable
"they called me" contacts: D4C, R1ANP, OX2A, CR3A, and HC8A. Thanks to VR2PW
for the call with seconds remaining so I could finish at 1,200 Q's and not
1,199. Congrats to all KH2 ops for a job well done - WH2DX, AH2R, WH2X, NH2T,
KH2L, and KG6DX. A good turnout!
 
S54W   SOSB/80 LP   107,1002010-10-31 22:21:49
73 GL and CU in CW CQ WW PETER
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   637,4402010-10-31 22:22:05
* FT-2000 + SB221 ~400W (SO1R, unassisted)
* N1MM Logger (didn't bother with the DVK)
* 3 ele. Steppir @ 40'
* 40M Steppir dipole @ 40'
* 2 x 80M verticals
* 160M Inverted-L (75' high/60' horizontal)

Didn't hit my band targets, but still had a personal best (primary goal) with
most Qs, most zones, most mults ever. And I felt like I didn't even scratch the
surface from BC.

But VA7FC sure did -- great outing Perry! The new Orca DX and Contest Club (
http://orcadxcc.org ) fielded Team Orca with VA7FC Perry, VC3X Dave (VE7VR),
VA7BEC Rebecca, and VE7XF Ralph (15M), and me. They all did extremely well.

Must applaud good friend VE4EAR -- watched Ed's score rising all weekend on
getscores.org and realized early on that he was going to claim the roses in our
horserace. He managed more than twice as many Qs and 100 more mults. I heard him
running a Stateside pileup Sunday afternoon. Smooth operator, and in his
element.

I went into the contest intending 30-plus hours, but ended up with just 27
hours. Being an infrequent phone op, I just couldn't take more than a few hours
at a time, so walked away far more often than is healthy for a good score. Got
into the Halloween candy a couple of times. Likewise not healthy.

Perhaps driven by a sugar crash, I took a "just a quick" nap with two hours to
go. Woke up at 0000z on the button, so missed out on perhaps 200 extra Qs,
which I'm keeping in reserve for next year, so please show up :)

Highlights:

* 270 Qs on 15M, which offered almost as many zones and countries as 20M for
me.
* A "blink and you miss it" Sunday afternoon opening to South America on 10M.
CX, CE, PY, LU, and then they were gone.
* Mozambique on 15M and 20M, IG9 on 20M. ZS on 15M. (A juicy 20M ZS double-mult

was lost to ill-timed callers who obviously couldn't hear either end of the
Q).
* PJ2 Curacao and PJ4 Bonaire for new ones on SSB.

Also enjoyed some long, steady runs. Not huge point-makers but awesome fun. The
best was 317 Qs at 172/hr high on 20M Saturday afternoon. Then Sunday afternoon
with 102 Qs at 210/hr before being booted off the frequency by not one but two
amp-tuners working in concert (literally). Flutes warming up in the opera pit.

Heard a few good mults (i.e. OX, V5) that couldn't be cracked due to the
east-coast wall, but patience (er, and the bandmap for quick return) proved a
great virtue in most cases.

Lowlights:

* 40M. And that is all I have to say about that.

* 75M. Just 105 Qs, 17 countries and 13 zones? Oh. Just checked last year: 62
Qs, 5 countries, 6 zones. Never mind. Cancel the antenna razing party. My folly
was missing the prime-time hours on 75M trying to eke out countries and zones on
40M.

Spent too much time on stations who don't ID after four or five Qs... guess
they're only interested in working Assisted ops. As I patiently waited to hear
who they were, I could feel the pick-pocket tug as they padded their rate from
my already paltry Unassisted log. As pileup management goes, it may be the
thing to do, but sure turns Search and Pounce into Search. Wait. Wait. Wait.
[insert X more QSOs here]. Pounce. Wait...

Comparing my first-night tallies, I figured I'd finish with a personal best.
The opening hour on 15M put me quite well ahead for the first night effort,
despite poor capability on 40M and 80M later in the evening:

Qs Cty Zn Score QRT
2010 200 54 42 45,120 1050z
2009 139 28 27 17,000 0900z
2008 169 42 33 27,300 0949z

Too bad antenna season is done. After this contest, I'm ready to get out there
and build something that works for 40M. The low dipole is fine but it is a low
dipole. I miss the point-and-shoot of a beam. Verticals are the only realistic
option for some DX-angle gain in the right places (EU, JA, SA), so perhaps a
triangle of them is next. Can't wait for spring, and it's only Halloween. Gonna
be a looong winter, hi.

Great fun to be in on the action. Thanks to all. See you in Sweeps and my
all-time fave, CQWW CW.

-- Bud VA7ST
http://www3.telus.net/va7st
http://orcadxcc.org


Year-over-year comparison:

Qs Zn Cty Score
2010 1156 82 158 637,440 SFI= 86 A= 4 K=1
2009: 1030 61 130 434,525 SFI= 74 A=17 K=4
2008: 1080 73 154 559,101 SFI= 68 A= 1 K=0
2007: 349 54 97 123,367 SFI= 67 A=14 K=4
2004: 167 38 61 39,303
2003: 46 11 22 4,356
2002: 12 8 9 493


Band comparison:

160M QSOs Zones DXCC
2010 2 2 2
2009 3 2 2
2008 14 2 3

75M
2010 105 13 17 twin verts
2009 62 6 5 twin verts - new box
2008 149 13 19 twin verts - old box

40M
2010 118 18 29 Steppir dipole
2009 121 11 14 " " "
2008 54 18 32 Twin half-squares E-W

20M
2010 651 24 58 SteppIr 3 el.
2009 605 26 71 " " "
2008 614 27 74 Mosley CL-33

15M
2010 270 22 48
2009 239 16 38
2008 249 13 27

10M
2010 10 3 4
2009 - - -
2008 - - -
 
KF7GYE   SOAB LP   10,1432010-10-31 22:45:46
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: GenLog v7.43
LOCATION: EPA
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: KF7GYE
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CLAIMED-SCORE: 10143
OPERATORS: KF7GYE
CLUB: AOCC
NAME: PAUL FORTUNE
ADDRESS: 2460 E. PACKARD AVE.
ADDRESS: KINGMAN, AZ. 86409
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
SOAPBOX:
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0624 KF7GYE 59 03 KH6MB 59 31
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0628 KF7GYE 59 03 VP5T 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0644 KF7GYE 59 03 JA0JHA 59 25
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0650 KF7GYE 59 03 W1NA 59 05
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0656 KF7GYE 59 03 N7BT 59 03
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0702 KF7GYE 59 03 W3BGN 59 05
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0708 KF7GYE 59 03 P40B 59 09
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0713 KF7GYE 59 03 VE6FI 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0718 KF7GYE 59 03 TO7A 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0719 KF7GYE 59 03 K5NA 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0730 KF7GYE 59 03 N1LN 59 05
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0740 KF7GYE 59 03 P40W 59 09
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0744 KF7GYE 59 03 PW7T 59 11
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 0749 KF7GYE 59 03 WB2REM 59 05
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 1435 KF7GYE 59 03 JA7YRR 59 25
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 1438 KF7GYE 59 03 AB7E 59 03
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-30 1503 KF7GYE 59 03 NP2O 59 08
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-30 1508 KF7GYE 59 03 8N5A 59 25
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-30 1523 KF7GYE 59 03 W7VJ 59 03
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-30 1555 KF7GYE 59 03 VA7FC 59 03
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 0034 KF7GYE 59 03 XN5A 59 25
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 0038 KF7GYE 59 03 SJ2W 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 0043 KF7GYE 59 03 PW2D 59 11
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 0047 KF7GYE 59 03 XE1BY 59 06
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 0055 KF7GYE 59 03 XR6T 59 12
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 0102 KF7GYE 59 03 LP1H 59 13
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 0124 KF7GYE 59 03 KH6YR 59 31
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 0129 KF7GYE 59 03 JI2ZJS 59 25
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0148 KF7GYE 59 03 VE7SV 59 03
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 0222 KF7GYE 59 03 KH6MB 59 31
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0238 KF7GYE 59 03 VE6EX 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0259 KF7GYE 59 03 VE3RM 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0311 KF7GYE 59 03 HK1T 59 09
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0340 KF7GYE 59 03 VC3A 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0412 KF7GYE 59 03 VA7ST 59 03
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0415 KF7GYE 59 03 VE7GL 59 03
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 0515 KF7GYE 59 03 K5TR 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 1202 KF7GYE 59 03 JA3YBK 59 25
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 1213 KF7GYE 59 03 JH4UYB 59 25
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 1243 KF7GYE 59 03 K4SSU 59 05
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 1251 KF7GYE 59 03 JA7NVF 59 25
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 1300 KF7GYE 59 03 JS3CTQ 59 25
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 1305 KF7GYE 59 03 VA3DF 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2010-10-31 1310 KF7GYE 59 03 B7P 59 24
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 1343 KF7GYE 59 03 VP5T 59 08
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1645 KF7GYE 59 03 WH7Z 59 31
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1649 KF7GYE 59 03 KH7Y 59 31
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 1701 KF7GYE 59 03 KH7Q 59 31
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1715 KF7GYE 59 03 VE5ZX 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1721 KF7GYE 59 03 NE0U 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1751 KF7GYE 59 03 CN3A 59 33
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1759 KF7GYE 59 03 VE5PV 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1802 KF7GYE 59 03 KH6YR 59 31
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 1813 KF7GYE 59 03 N0NI 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1853 KF7GYE 59 03 VE6FI 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1903 KF7GYE 59 03 PJ2T 59 09
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 1914 KF7GYE 59 03 KH6MB 59 31
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2057 KF7GYE 59 03 PY2ZM 59 05
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2137 KF7GYE 59 03 ZX5J 59 11
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2212 KF7GYE 59 03 LP1H 59 13
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2220 KF7GYE 59 03 ZW5B 59 11
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2241 KF7GYE 59 03 HC8A 59 10
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2248 KF7GYE 59 03 NQ4I 59 05
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2250 KF7GYE 59 03 KV4T 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2252 KF7GYE 59 03 CE4CT 59 12
QSO: 21000 PH 2010-10-31 2259 KF7GYE 59 03 JH4UYB 59 25
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2303 KF7GYE 59 03 KP2M 59 08
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2329 KF7GYE 59 03 PW7T 59 11
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2340 KF7GYE 59 03 VP5DX 59 08
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-10-31 2345 KF7GYE 59 03 RT0C 59 19
END-OF-LOG:
 
ST2AR(S53R)   SOAB LP   4,380,7442010-10-31 22:50:03
Planned 5M points, but as the weekend in Sudan is Fri/Sat I had too many work
commitments on Sunday morning and did not manage to operate full time.
Nevertheless I'm pretty happy with the score! Bands were quite good and I kept
getting amazed what can be done with 100W! I never really liked QRP/LP, but
when forced into it, it is a lot of fun. And without cluster, it is a
hard-core, good ole-time operating! Sporadic CQs - until you get squeezed out
by high-power plants and endless up-and-down exercise in finding the new ones.
Same as when I started contesting many many moons ago.

I nearly missed Sunday evening opening to US on 10m. I changed the band for a
quick check just to hear NN3W giving 59 “five” to someone! Only 15 minutes
ago the band sounded like a coffee grinder – sssshhhhhh, and here it was wide
opened to US now!? A quick CQ yielded some 40 QSOs and it died out rather
quickly after. However South/Central Americas were still heard very late in the
evening. There seems to be a tunnel into PY on 15/10 and the signal strengths
from that part always amaze me!

And now for something really hard-core! 160m, SSB low power  Wanna give it a
try? Well….. 2 QSOs in the whole contest and 3 stations heard overall. One
feels like sitting in the deepest and most remote part of universe here trying
to operate SSB on top band.

That’s all, very much looking for CW part. Will be SOAB LP again and on CW I
can run even on 80 and 40, which promises even more fun.

73 Robert, ST2AR / S53R
 
K3FIV   SOAB(A) LP   151,2022010-10-31 22:51:59
Nice to see 15 open. 20 was an absolute jungle. Stations running on the same
frequency, other stations calling, passing exchanges, and acknowledging. It
will be interesting to see how many of those QSOs actually match up in the
logs. I heard lots and lots of broken callsigns and exchanges.

My 100 watts and dipole couldn't do the job on the too-short 10 meter openings
to SA. I heard lots of SA stations, but LU4DX gets my vote for "best ears in
SA" - he was the only one who could pull my call from the noise and pileup.
Nothing on 10 from the West though. I spent some time on 20 meters, because
you have to, and after getting beaten to a pulp in the pileups retreated to 15
where it was a little more civilized. 15 is much bigger, but it was also
wall-to-wall with RF. Fortunately the wall was only one station deep, so at
least it was clear who was trying to contact whom.

A few times I found a hole on 15 and tried a run, without much luck. If the
band sounded as wild on the other side as it did on mine, I'm not surprised few
people could hear my CQing. Only a handful of my QSOs were from runs. S&P was
much more productive, sometimes 2 or 3 a minute, using the panadapter display
on my Flex-3000 to go from station to station.

I ran assisted, mostly to see what the spotting did to help. I found it wasn't
as helpful as in other contests. There were so many stations that spots only
indicated where the pileups were, which my measly signal had little chance of
breaking. Since I'm on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, as propagation changed
I managed to find several weak Asia stations calling CQ with no responses. So
I worked them, and then spotted. In less than 30 seconds there was a pileup!
It was nice to work a bunch of BYs, and to get a new country as well - 3W1. I
heard C91, 5R8, JW, and others but couldn't break through.

Mostly I concluded that a bandscope is more helpful than the spotting network
if you're an LP station. Actually, 100 watts and a dipole on 20/15/10 should
be classified as QRP. It certainly feels like it. But it's fun to see what you
can do with 100 watts and a wire.

40 was OK, not as good as in other contests. 80 was disappointing, just not
many stations on, at least that I could hear or work. I worked a lot of JAs,
but it didn't seem that there were as many as usual. The ones I worked were
very loud, but I got few responses to CQs. Usually there are more.

Thanks to everybody that pulled my signal out of the noise. There are some
very good ears out there!

Rig: Flex-3000, 100 watts
Ant: Carolina Windom @ 12 meters on all bands
QTH: Point Arena, CA CM88eu

73,
/Jack de K3FIV
 
LY9Y   M/S HP   5,345,6312010-10-31 23:01:21
Thanks all for contacts. CU in CQ WW CW.
73 Andrius LY7Z & Jurgis LY9Y
 
DH4PSG   SOAB LP   53,0332010-10-31 23:38:43
Hello,
participation only on Sunday with long break for Grandson visiting.
All bands open, 10m only for short skip.
I surprised myself at bad operating from some BIS GUNS and EU-Stations, working
PJ2 out of legal QRG.
It's had working with LP ans wire-antenna - but a lot of fun also.

TNX to all stations
73
Peter
 
RK4WWQ   M/2 HP   1,718,9912010-10-31 23:49:53
http://rk4wwq.qrz.ru/sh5/rk4wwq/2010/2010_cq-ww-ssb_rk4wwq/index.htm
 
OH2BP(OHØBP)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   6,0182010-10-31 23:53:56
73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73
de Kari OH2BP 'The RTTY Man'
 
W6KY   SOAB(A) LP   91,0912010-11-01 00:05:39
Operated 9 hours.
All S&P. Assisted but mostly letting N1MM
automatically post as I S&P'ed...Didn't
need to use the cluster...
15 meters Sunrise till after sunset.
Hate phone with low power. Looking forward
to CQWW CW.
ICOM IC-756PROII @ 100 watts
GAP Gnd Mounted Challenger Vert
N1MM
73, Art W6KY
www.w6ky.com
 
OG2A(OH2RA)   SOAB(A) HP   1,450,6562010-11-01 00:10:32
Quite a blast this time!
Could only operate 17h10m but what fun!
Conditions on higher bands are really getting good, best hours on 20m 190 Q
and 15 over 160 Q. Just like 7 years ago.
Burned an UHF T at the very beginning of the contest on Sat (fixed that), tower
1 stopped rotating Sat afternoon (fixed that), Sunday morning amplifier HV would
not come on, a control relay DEEP in the system failed (fixed that) and finally,
at the end of a great run of US stations on 20 m, the amp blew the main fuse and
would blow it every time with more than 10 W drive. The heat of the "battle" was
too much for the 10 y old reliable thing. Did NOT fix that. That felt like a
good time to give up before Murphy starts taking down towers!

Thanks for all the QSOs, this fall has been good fun already in SAC and this
promises a nice CQWW CW!!!

SO2R with WINTEST and DX-doubler
Home brew antenna switching and logic.
TX coax stubs + ICE band pass filters
IC 756 PRO III, IC 756
10-15-20:
4 stack of Hygain tribanders (TH6+TH7) on a 45 m tower
4 stack of 10 ele tribanders on a 50 m tower
40: two stack 2-0-2 on 45 and 50 m towers
80: Rotatable dipole at 42 m + 3 element GP array with 6 km radials
160: 3 element vertical array, guy wires of 45 m tower


Markku
OH2RA
 
SP3LWP   SOSB/10 LP   25,8722010-11-01 00:12:23
Trx Ic 718
Ant GP 5/8
Logger paper & pencil
 
S51FB   SOAB HP   517,4082010-11-01 00:12:47
Entered at the end of the contest, nice running’s.
Thanks for all calls.

Miha / S51FB
 
EY8BJ   SOSB/15 LP   35,9202010-11-01 00:16:16
TS-570D 100 W
RR-33 antenna

73, Farzon EY8BJ
 
E74IW   SOAB HP   781,4312010-11-01 00:18:02
cu in next contests
73 de E74IW op. Rade
 
RM3F(UA3DPX)   SOAB HP   3,442,4802010-11-01 00:19:15
48 HOURS TUFF FOR SINGLE OP
 
HL1VAU   SOAB LP   331,6012010-11-01 00:21:04
Station Description
TRX : IC-765 / IC-706
ANT : 21ft vertical monopole with SGC SG-230 ATU + ground screen
N1MM V10.95

Far better propagation than last a few years..!
Sometime I could hold and run the frequency on 15m the most crawded band during
the contest..
It was amazing because I was simple vertical and low power as you seen my
station description..! :-)

Thanks to all contesters who picked up the mosquito sound and called me when I
called CQ..!

73 & CU next the contest
Rocky Han/HL1VAU
 
OM5NA   SOAB LP   25,1752010-11-01 00:23:42
RIG: Yaesu FT-950,
ANT: just 12m "Long" wire + CG-3000 ATU

Total Time On 09:05 (545 mins)
Total Time Off 38:55 (2335 mins)


Prefix Total 3_5 7
DL 22 18 4
I 17 12 5
UA 15 3 12
UR 12 6 6
F 11 4 7
G 8 0 8
PA 8 4 4
SP 8 3 5
OK 7 5 2
S5 7 3 4
LY 6 2 4
ON 6 3 3
EA 5 2 3
HA 5 4 1
K 5 0 5
YU 5 2 3
E7 4 2 2
LZ 4 1 3
OZ 4 2 2
SV 4 0 4
UA9 4 0 4
9A 3 3 0
CN 3 2 1
EU 3 3 0
5B 2 1 1
EI 2 1 1
ES 2 0 2
HB 2 2 0
HB0 2 1 1
IT9 2 0 2
LA 2 1 1
OH 2 0 2
OH0 2 1 1
OM 2 2 0
SM 2 1 1
TA 2 0 2
YO 2 0 2
4L 1 0 1
4O 1 1 0
A7 1 0 1
C3 1 0 1
EA8 1 1 0
EK 1 0 1
ER 1 1 0
GM 1 0 1
GW 1 1 0
IG9 1 1 0
JT 1 0 1
OE 1 1 0
OY 1 0 1
SV5 1 0 1
T7 1 1 0
UA2 1 0 1
UN 1 0 1
YL 1 0 1
Z3 1 0 1

Thanks for all ! VY 73
Dezo, OM5NA
 
SP1NY(MIREK)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   347,2682010-11-01 00:26:02
I don't remember when 15m was so wide open, both days, during CQWW Contest.
Many thanks for to all for QSO's.
It was a great fun.
73

Rig:
FTdx-5000 + PA 500 W
Ant: 3el (Ultrabeam UB-50)
 
H2E(DAVE)   SOAB LP   776,1722010-11-01 00:29:41
QTH limits my 40/80m operation to a (not very high) dipole, therefore the
limited number of qsos on those bands. Did not manage to get a W contact on
either. 10m was OK though with a nice opening to EU on sunday afternoon.
73's to all Dave
 
9M8Z(9M6DXX)   SOAB HP   4,894,6042010-11-01 00:32:04
My favourite contest of the year, though my score has gone down since last year,
and that in turn was lower than in 2008! I lost 4 hours of prime operating time
on Saturday evening due to a local thunderstorm with S9+30dB rain static. That
meant fewer QSOs than in the previous 2 years, though a few more more Zone and
Country mults this year. Conditions were good on 15m: it is a few years since I
have heard the band full right up to 21450. Weirdly I seem to do better when
conditions are poor: I think this is because being near the equator I can still
run on 15m when the band is poor, while most stations in higher latitudes are
just doing S&P. This year I found it difficult to be heard in Central and
Western Europe on 15m with all the East European and Russian stations running
on the band. 10m never really opened here: one S9+ SV9 station but almost no
other Europeans. D4C was too weak on 10m to crack his pile-up. As usual,
gotaways were those in Zones 8 and 9 - I just couldn't crack the pile-ups on
P4, PJ4 and FY5, though I was pleased to be called by KP2M and TO7A. Congrats
to 9Y4W for his good ears: the only Caribbean station to hear me through his
pile-up.

Rig: FT-1000MP + amp.
Ants: Optibeam OB-17-4 @ 72ft, 80m inv-V dipole at 70ft.
 
S57S   SOSB/10 HP   92,1152010-11-01 00:51:21
9 JA stations in the S57S log this year, VE1TK as the only one from NA. Very
strong African signalas, nice openings to South America on both days. Good
surprise was two QSO's from TF for zone 40 for the 1st time after many years
spent on 10m band. KG6DX was the only one from Pacific. I've hrd AH0BT first
day buy they couldn't copy my 800W. 9Y4D was the stongest from zone 9. KP2M
copied only S57, than S57DX, probbably from MASTER.DTA. Soory, no
contact with you. KP2M has been there for 5 minutes ONLY with signal 55, than
fade out completly. That would be zone 8 for me, but ...
I need stack and OM Power to have more fun.

Rig TS-850SAT + old Drake L7 700-800w at best. 4 el Yagi at 13 meters.

73, thanks for another great weekend,
Aleksander, S57S
 
YO3ZA   SOSB/15 LP   39,3602010-11-01 01:01:01
Transceiver Kenwood TS-450 SAT Antenna A4S Cushcraft
 
4XØA(4X1VF)   SOSB/15 HP   851,0002010-11-01 01:48:21
OUTSTANDING CONDITIONS THIS YEAR ON 21
 
N2WK   SOAB(A) HP   1,037,4002010-11-01 01:53:34
Part time effort. There is always something going on to keep me out of the
chair. My contribution to the club score.
 
VK4UC   M/M HP   3,527,7522010-11-01 02:04:41
Great to hear so many old calls on air - We tackled CQ WW MM from a suburban
block - we now know it can be done and have fun in the process..
 
S54O   SOAB(A) HP   74,5682010-11-01 02:29:09
TS850 + HMPA + 3el 3 Band + wires
 
F5VNB   SOAB(A) HP   1,015,2322010-11-01 02:32:54
Great fun but totally unprepared as usual. Hadn't set up the DVR so all S&P. No
160m antenna but the barefoot K3 autotuner matched a 25:1 swr and made a couple
of qsos on the 80m v.
Just wanted to beat last year's score, then thought 'wow! maybe a quarter
million', then thought 'double wow! maybe half a million', then finally made
the million scavenging across 40m before closedown.
 
OQ4B(ON4BHQ)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   178,0922010-11-01 02:56:25
First intention was to go for a full run on 15m, as propagation was good the
past 2 weeks on this band.
Had a major technical failure at the beginning of the contest, so changed to
S&P, low power only.
Just for fun, trying to get a DXCC in 1 weekend and tried to work as much zones
as possible.
Got the DXCC and just missed zone 2 and 29.
Hard work with low power and always blasted away from eastern EU (to much) high
power stations.
I always must laugh when reading the contestrules about the power limit.
Band was full of splattering signals all the time. Some have to do something
about that, otherwise the SSB contests are not workable anymore. Viva CW and
RTTY.
Anyhow, 15m was great and that was some time ago. I'm happy with my result,
concerning the circomstances I had to work in.

See you all in CW at the end of the month.

Setup: FT2000, Optibeam OBW 10-5, N1MM.

73 - Wim
 
W4RM   M/2 HP   6,310,1282010-11-01 02:59:13
The W4RM Team once again had a great time! The work we put into adding a new
15M 4/4 Stack and other beams for the multipler station really paid off. It
was great to see 15M in good condintion and 10M with some EU in the log. The
low bands (80/160M) never seemed to really get going for us as we were unable
to get good runs on 80M into EU even with good signal being received from EU.
 
OR2F(ON8LDS)   SOSB/20 QRP   14,7602010-11-01 03:02:55
73 !
 
CT1AOZ   SOSB/10 LP   23,7322010-11-01 03:08:59
Hi guys thanks for the contest. Sorry for the poor conditions on ten meters...
no Eu no Na. I heard W3LPL very very low and no way to have a qso with my 50
watts hihihi. Work only 4 or 5 EU stations with antenna turned to SA. Africa
and SA was very loud here. Hope to contact more Central America stations if
they turned antenna to EU I think they have fixed antennas to NA hi...Hope to
see all of you in CW...73 Jose
 
G3TBK   SOAB(A) HP   1,449,3602010-11-01 03:16:05
Antennas: A4s at 18m, LF Dipoles at 20m, Inverted-L for 160m.

10m never got going here, other bands all in great shape.

Sorry I could not be at J88DR this year, so had to do what I could with a
non-DX callsign.

Some awful signals from E. Europe, as usual.

Looking forward to the CW Section!
 
OZ1ADL   SOSB(A)/10 HP   27,7552010-11-01 03:28:21
see more on

http://www.thogersen.dk/Site_2/What_is_happening_at_OZ1ADL/Entries/2010/11/1_CQWW_SSB_OZ1ADL_SOSB_10_A.html
 
VK2DX(VK1AA)   SOSB/40 QRP   11,4542010-11-01 03:31:35
Hi all
just a quick report from the contest -

what an amazing weekend!

I've entered the competition with reasonably low expectations
and main goal of testing the new G59 on air in a real contest environment.
Based on previous experience, I knew I could work a dozen or so
big gun stations even on 40m with a modest antenna (L/4 vertical mounted on
ground in backyard).
But I had no idea how many DXCCs and zones could be worked
or how easy/difficult it would be.

The current Oceania QRP 40m record was set by
KH6/W8QZA back in 1997.
He managed 67 contacts with 18 different DXCC countries from 18 zones
and total of 5,301 points.

Based on the above, I thought that realistically I could come very close to
this score.
The plan was to work the 15 US, 5 EU, 5 JA and 10 NZ on each day
plus one or two exotic places.
(unfortunately my own country which is 3,300 km across does not count).

For me the contest started after sunset and the band was already covered
wall to wall with extremely loud signals, as expected.
Hearing them was easy! What was difficult was to get into their logs :-)

Anyway the first hour was just too easy: to my surprise, I had absolutely no
difficulties
working the big US stations, most of the time on a first call!
My 5W signal was an easy copy from coast to coast.
There was only one problem: not many US dare to call CQ!

FO8RZ was quickly snatched too, an exotic multiplier.

As the grayline faded, 40m started to be more challenging
and my rate dropped from 20 per hour to 4, then to 3 and finally to zero.
The big guns from Asia were not as loud and had their beam to US.
The 'static belt' (South East Asians) is tricky on 40m
even with high power: their noise level is always high.
Not much joy there.
So I was really waiting for the EU to open: I only needed 5 multipliers
per night and surely there would be 10 Eu's who could copy my QRP signal.
Finally I got my first European: RT5Z at 13Z followed by UA3MIF.
Well, that was a great confirmation for me that all I needed to do was to keep
calling them ;-)

To cut the long story short, I've spent 5 hours without a single contact!
They were loud S9+20 dB or more, CQin in my face, but
thanks to the local EU QRM, their noise level was simply too high.

Miracoulesly, at my sunrise I managed to work LZ5A and RL3A.

Surviving 8 hours of contesting with only 2 contacts was
a real test for my spirit.
On the other hand, thanks to a good pile of US, I was well above my target!

The second day started with an unexpectedly easy contact with CR3A from Africa
(Madeira).
Again, plenty of loud Eus were coming on long path but only one more was
logged:
monster signal DJ7WW who made at least 20 attempts to get my call right.
Another blow to my strategy: to work more EUs...and another sprit crasher!

But when the sun came down, the band once again was filled with US.
And again, I was able to work those who CQed on the first or second call!
It just felt like I was competing on two different bands!

Around 08Z on the second day I "broke" the old Oceania record.

And then a miracle happened: the band opened to central and South America:
for the next hour I worked some of the stuff I never thought I would be able
to
work with QRP on 40m SSB: CE, HK, LU, PY, TI, YV, PJ4 !
none of them were loud (55 at the best) but
they all got me without any problem!!

I enjoyed watching my score pass the 10K mark.

The icing on the cake was OX2A.
Zone 40 is the most difficult one from Australia.
I don't even remember hearing any zone 40 station on 40m in a contest ever!
The JA pileup on OX2A was unbelievable and all I could hear was his
watery and fluttery auroral signal between Japanese who buzzed like thousands
of bees.
This is a kind of pileup that even the big guns would have to struggle to
break!
( I did not even dare talk into the microphone!)

Anyway, after 5 minutes enjoying the experience, I moved up the band,
but returned some time later on his frequency once again, just in time
to hear him say "stand by Japan - now VK only - VK only"
WOW! Well, a couple of high power VKs didn't waste their time
and quickly grabbed the golden opportunity with both hands.
OX2A was now solid S8! "Any more VK? Any more VK?"
Without thinking I just said "VK2DX".
"VK2? Is it VK2DX? 59-40"
"59-30" was my reply.
"Thanks VK2DX. QRZ Japan this is OX2A"
He worked a few more Japanese and disappeared into the noise...

So there you go. Talk about being at the right place, at the right time!

Never underestimate the power of your QRP radio!
Waves are a magical thing!

After that I had basically had enough of CQWW.
I worked two more stations, then pulled the plug.
What more could I ask for?
I'd "broke" the record, had a great opening to South America and
worked them all with 5W, then got into the log of the ultimate DX
- and all of that with a radio built from scratch, from bunch of components
which come
in a plastic bag - which performed flawlessly for the entire weekend!

73, Nick VK2DX/QRP
Addendum:
*Worked total of 4 ZL's. So much for pre-contest panning!
* AA4V/VP9 has magic ears! Although only 55 at the best, got me on a first
call.
Unbelievable skill!
*Congratulation to enthusiastic W7WA, loud K3LR,
pedantic DJ7WW for swinging his beam down on me, to KC1XX
for making me feel special: ("VK2DX stand by - who is the VK5 ???")
and K1RX for bending my S meter.
*Special thanks to lovely YL @ DU1IVT for trying so hard
* Good op, good RX: UA3MIF and LZ5R
* "If it aint' S9 signal, I'm not interested" award goes to RZ3AXX.
He also wins "2milliseconds between 3 calls" endorsement.

See you in CQWW CW!

Rig: GenesisRadio G59 SDR transceiver (kit) 5W
Atenna: l/4 GP with 6 elevated radials @ suburban hilltop, 110mASL with views
over Pacific.
 
EC4CBZ   SOSB(A)/10 LP   21,7082010-11-01 03:32:53
Thanks for the contest.
Not serious. 90% S&P.
It's been hard to make SOSB10 this weekend, even Assisted. ¿Where was NA and
the Caribbean? Two weeks ago we all were working PJ on 10.

Conditions: Elecraft K3@100W, Mosley TA-33 @ 10m, Wintest.

73.
 
NØKE   SOAB QRP   271,0402010-11-01 03:45:49
It is nice to see 15 really open this year. 20m was really rough for QRP. Nice
to work VE8EV on 10 and hear KL7J on 10m.
 
K4ZW(@NR4M)   SOAB HP   5,101,8892010-11-01 04:00:08
Appreciate the opportunity to once again pilot the Goat Farm for WW SSB. A few
new antennas were added to the arsenal since last year. Looks like we finished
the 10 meter tower just in time. It consists of a 3 stack of Hy-Gain 105's
fixed on Europe and another at the top (120') that is rotatable. We also added
a 4 element 80 meter quad with the apex around 170'. It is designed for the CW
band. The driven element is fed through a tuning unit so we reset that for
SSB. But as expected and as modeling shows, it wasn't very useful in the phone
band.

Things were going very well heading into Sunday morning. The station was
playing well and things were really clicking. But I made a couple of blunders
that were costly. I wanted to get established early on 15 to take advantage of
what looked like another good opening. I left 20 a little too soon, with a very
nice rate, and struggled while waiting for 15 to fully open. In hindsight I
should have rode 20 for a bit longer. Then throughout the morning I struggled
to get good rates going on 15, trying a couple of times to find a new
frequency, but it was wall to wall, difficult to pick out the second tier
stations left at that point. I could feel a good effort slipping away.
Although 10 was not as good as it was earlier in the week, it was still fun to
see it start to wake up during a contest weekend.
 
N2BJ   SOAB(A) HP   1,133,3942010-11-01 04:04:40
Most times difficult to break East Coast pile ups to Europe and Carribean
 
LZ5R(@LZ1KFM)   M/S HP   5,510,4322010-11-01 04:04:51
Stn A1: IC 7800 + ACOM 2000A
Stn A2: IC 781 + ACOM 2000A
Mults: IC 781 + ACOM 2000A

Ant:
160: Inverted V
80: 4SQ
40: 4 el MonstIR SteppIR
20: 6 el yagi monobander
15: 6 el yagi monobander
10: 6 el yagi monobander

What a nice weekend and great fun!
A great THANKS to Krassy-K1LZ for the splendid opportunity to use the nice
equipment and antennas of MILARA Intl Ltd. Radio Club in Plovdiv.
Thanks goes also to Chris-LZ1YQ for the organization of the event and for his
great hospitality as a good manager and host.
Thanks to all of you that called us, we hope to see you in the CW leg.

On behalf of LZ5R crew – LZ1UK/Savi
 
S56A   SOAB(A) HP   1,379,4502010-11-01 04:21:51
No tech problems apart from FT1K reseting on 10 m above 50 W drive. Good DX
start on 40 m but then bands became EU oriented. Overslept Sunday morning so
no even JA on 20 m. Nice to hear a lot of old friends with mother tongue
greeting surprises from unexpected places. I am already sad about lower CW
mults but my robot would push Extreme CQ LP for 48 hours. I didn't call any.

73 de Mario, S56A
 
K1ZW   SOAB(A) HP   61,1782010-11-01 04:24:47
I think I used 44 hrs trouble shooting-fixing the station. My first use of new
amp. Chased down a bad coax jumper. I made all new ones. 73 Larry
 
KØPK   SOAB HP   148,6042010-11-01 04:28:34
Not enough time for a competitive effort this year. Just did a little S&P when I
could. 15 was HOT! Had a good time. CU in the CW test!

Thanks for the Q's! 73 - Paul, K0PK
 
CE4CT   M/2 HP   10,431,7792010-11-01 04:33:41
Hi folks

Really great contest, we broke the Chilean record on Multi Two category.
Thank's to my partners XE1KK Ramón, LU1AEE Fabián, LU8ADX (AY8A) Diego and
CE3FZ Pedro for comming and enjoy together this fantastic Contest.

73
CE4CT, Roberto
 
PY1NB   SOAB(A) HP   5,864,2322010-11-01 04:37:24
Cool!

This was my first serious attempt with real SO2R: FT1000D + K3, DX doubler +
N1MM + monoband antennas.

See you in next contest!
 
GI5K(MIØLLL)   SOAB(A) HP   800,3582010-11-01 04:39:24
Only playing about part time on 40m and 15m, 321 q/hour personal best obtained
on 15m.

QSL via G3SWH

73
Chris MI0LLL / GI5K
 
GM4O(GMØIIO)   SOSB/20 LP   108,2552010-11-01 04:44:47
QRM horrendous and unrelenting. Only respite was at the lower end of 20m near
14.100. Sounded like everyone was running a KW and my puny 100w really
struggled. Still, enjoyed every minute !!! 73, George K4IIO, GM0IIO.
 
DF9ZP   SOSB(A)/15 HP   967,6642010-11-01 04:45:18
15m is open again, thanks for the calls.
 
DL4LAM(@DL6LSM)   SOAB(A) HP   1,164,9962010-11-01 04:52:56
Hi

nice contest and sometimes very noisy, but that´s the way it is.
As a little pistol it´s a lot of fun to compete with big ones and due to our
limited space here in Germany it´s very effective.
On 80 & 40 mtrs a dipole only (with traps for 80 mtrs.

see you in CQWW CW

73 de Peter, DL4LAM
 
WD5R   SOSB(A)/40 HP   19,6002010-11-01 05:01:06
No CQ's, Just S/P,

I have opening for antenna maintenance person.
Doug let me S/P first night with only 3 of the
verticals connected in our 40 mtr 4SQ.

He's back to walking the dog and feeding the chickens.

Marlene,
WD5R, (the hard way)
 
EY8DD(@EY8MM)   SOSB/15 LP   229,3832010-11-01 05:01:29
IC-7800 100W
4 El. Yagi

73, Zamir EY8DD
 
NW4V(@W1ZA)   SOAB HP   131,3702010-11-01 05:02:17
Thanks to Duke, W1ZA, for the use of his station.
 
VO1TA   M/S HP   2,283,7112010-11-01 05:05:40
First contest from the new QTH of VO1TA, great spot for contesting for sure.
Good to see all of the bands open during the contest, we made lots of Qs, eat
like kings and had a great time.
73 from the operators of VO1TA station
VO1TA, VO1KVT, VO1MX, VO1JNS
 
S5ØK   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,163,9422010-11-01 05:06:27
Quite a few JA long pass stations came through this time, as well as decent
number of long pass VK/ZL. Only late Sunday afternoon brought even 3 KH6,
overall also 3 KH2 and even record 7 stations from KL7, plus a few VE from zone
1. Nice runs of US West Coast with some good signals both days.

Zones 36 and 36 do not appear in log. Have been heard several times, but could
not break over Asia, EU or US pileups. Countries number is rather small this
time, partially owing to two missing, but multiplier important operating hours
in Sunday morning. Have started only at 6 gmt. Beforehand, the rotor direction
metering failed Saturday mid morning, causing inability to steer around. 3000
qso this years vs. 3300 last year. It was joy anyway.

Thanks for all calls.

Marko, S50K
 
EY8/UA4LCQ(@EY8MM)   SOSB/10 HP   98,9452010-11-01 05:08:04
Few qso made on 40 and 20 m when 10 meters was closed.

73, Yuri UA4LCQ
 
F5MUX   SOAB(A) HP   1,700,8622010-11-01 05:10:15
Hello,

I improvised a last-minute involvement in SOAB LP.
After a first night was devoted solely to the S & P on 160, 80 and 40m,
barefoot I had accumulated only 249 Q.
By switching on 20m in the morning, I could not resist to turning on the
amplifier and thus abandon the original plan. Immediate appearance of RF
feedback on 20 and 15m with the DVP (micro-keyer unit)
The Saturday was so hard on the ropes voice without DVP. It was at 1945z, I
decided to halt emissions. Due to strong gusts of wind it was impossible to
maintain antennas in the desired direction. In addition, heavy rain
generated a important QRN.
After a good night's sleep, Sunday morning I try to identify the reasons for
this RF feedback. Once the 160m inverted V was on the ground,
problem vanished. Traffic resumed on Sunday afternoon mainly on 15m from 1300z
to 1800Z and decided to use packet-cluster assistance.
In conclusion, participation in the first category SOAB LP (all QSO
160.80 and 40m were made in this category) + SOAB HP then Saturday SOAB HP
Assisted Sunday afternoon = Checklog category ;-)
Last note, the GU74B from the Acom 1000 producing about 850 W, this level power
has become much too small to keep frequency run, particulary on 20m strip very
crowded.

Congrats to Seb F8DBF SOSBHP 15m @ KHM and Oli F1AKK SOSBHP 20m @ KHM which
must total about 7000 QSO ;-)
The factory QSO of "Brest-même" works well, like one of the football league:
http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/CLA_D1.html

Next step, the CQ WW CW SOAB QRP, no RF feedback at this power level !

73, Lee F5MUX
http://f5mux.over-blog.com/

Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : F5MUX
Mode : PHONE
Category : Checklog
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 14
Locator : IN88AC
Operating time : 21h45

BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 45 3 26 0 52 1.16
80 102 13 60 0 158 1.55
40 102 16 49 0 212 2.08
20 220 20 60 1 514 2.34
15 1155 31 97 17 3235 2.80
10 40 9 18 0 60 1.50
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 1664 92 310 18 4231 2.54
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 1 700 862

Les doubles ne sont pas inclus dans le comptage des QSO ni dans les calculs de
moyennes


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W8MJ   SOAB(A) HP   1,193,6552010-11-01 05:11:59
Extreme part time this year. Log has been uploaded to LOTW.

W8MJ
 
K1RX   M/2 HP   9,438,3602010-11-01 05:13:47
Great conditions, too bad 10 never really opened although the previous weekend
was amazing and gave us all hope. Oh well...

New additions to the group this year included K1ZR (our 15 and 20 M contesting
machine!) and the very new to major league contesting, W1SKB who is also a
member of the Young Amateurs Contest Ham Team (YACHT and World Wide Young
Contesters (WWYC). He is only 15 years old. Recently joined the YCCC to gain
further experience and wow, did he get a good education this weekend.

New in the antenna department was a "work in progress" 160 M 4 Square that
actually worked better than the old inverted vee. Nice! N9NC's CQ on Sunday
morning was answered by VK6HD which blew Tom out of the chair! Lots of nice
hightlights on that band.

New 3 el. 40 M yagi (replaced the old, broken and fatigued 4 el. KLM 40) worked
very well. And with fingers crossed should hold up much better in the winter
weather.

All the equipment worked well except those pesky DVK remote pushbuttons - had
to really pound on those Radio Shack pushbuttons (new project - replace those
buttons that handle the abuse of contesting!). And one headset that caused us
to lose a JA mult on 80 M while trying to correct the call sign.

Our very special thanks to the many friends from around the world that called
in to make the whole weekend a contest to remember!

73, Mark, K1RX
 
OT2A   M/2 HP   8,702,8482010-11-01 05:14:06
Great to test all the improvements Patrick made to his station. Target was to
beat the Belgian M/2 record we set in 2004. We just almost made it and just
missed 1 multiplier (and a the 10 meter band).
 
EY8CC(@EY8MM)   SOSB/15 LP   320,3702010-11-01 05:14:31
IC-775DSP 100W
6 el. yagi

73, Zaur EY8CC
 
S58M   SOAB(A) HP   2,613,7882010-11-01 05:21:53
Greetings!

For me it is a nice contest. This is my best contest of all time in my not too
good location. I am very closed to the main routes, especially against the USA
and the East.

The contest I entered only at the seventh hour of the morning due to job
obligations, so that would certainly be possible to exceed 3K QSOs.

In short, thank you all for the nice QSO and hear the end of November.

73 Dare, S58M

Equipments:
Yaesu FT-1000MP, 1,5 KW out
WL
Antennas:
160: INV V at 25 m
80: Piramyd at 22 m
40: 2 el QUAD at 25 m
20: 3 el QUAD at 20 m
15: 5 el. YAgi at 10 m
10: 6 el. Yagi at 12 m
 
VO1MP   SOSB/20 HP   976,3502010-11-01 05:35:22
Station is still in rebuilding stage , and several antennas not quite ready
consequently elected to do Single Band 20 . Conditions were pretty good , spent
90 percent of my time cq'in so I may have missed some easy mults, had hoped
to get WAZ but only managed 35 out of the 36 I heard.
Lots of good runs with the rate meter hovering over the 400 mark for a few
periods. As always CQWW brings em all out. Hope to
C'Y'all NEXT one
GLWCDR

73 Gus VO1MP
 
N2FF   SOAB LP   423,6922010-11-01 05:35:53
As a low power assisted addict I was very happy to see the CQ Contest Committee
create seperate categories for High, Low and QRP assisted. Finally we assisted
guys get treated just like the unassisted lads. Nore more second class
citizenship. Now I can see where I stand with the other low power assisted
lads. I already know it will not be in the top ten. But it is nice to know
where you fit in.

I had hoped the ten would be open to EU but.... Fifteen was in pretty good
shape and provided as many multipliers as 20 - with three more countries but
three less zones. So it was a draw, amost. There were 13 more QSOs on 20
but that was really because 15 died earlier. Conditions were noisy both days
but I think day one had more noise or perhaps I just beacme use to it.
It was nice to see so many LUs on ten in the afternoon both days.

Sunday started slow on 20 and 15 as many stations did not hear my 100 watts
Perhaps next year the SFI will be above 100. Is the tea party working on that?
 
N1IW   SOAB(A) HP   54,3722010-11-01 05:39:03
Part time dabbling at home while supporting K0TV and NE1B multis. SSB contesting
gives a whole new meaning to "wall of sound"! Bands seemed in best shape in
recent memory. Accomplished goal: had fun.
 
EY8MM   SOSB/80 HP   375,6422010-11-01 05:41:13
Till beginning of the contest was not sure if I should operate 160 or 80.
Several equipment and antenna failures kept me busy till few hours before
contest start.

Activity was good as usual.

First time I was not been able to work a single US station from East Coast.
Only K1LZ was heard but signal was very weak and I was not able to understand
his RX freq. My only QSO USA was Bob W6RJ via LP.

Highlight of the contest is being called by many good multipliers including two
band New Ones. PJ4X and PJ2T teams found my signal on the noisy band and made me
really happy. I spent so many hours after Oct 10 trying to work them on 80 with
no luck. Now I was rewarded. I hope guys will do the same in WW CW. I plan to
be on 160 meters. :)

My two sons (EY8DD and EY8CC) compete each other on 15 m Low power. It was a
great fun to follow the battle so I didn't have too much time to sleep during
the daytime. Younger Zaur EY8CC won by some margin. Zamir EY8DD spent full day
in University on Sunday so his operating time is 7 hours less.

Zaur EY8CC operated from country QTH with temp. installed 6 el. monobander.
Zamir EY8DD stayed home and used C31XR.

It was a great pleasure to host Yuri EY8/UA4LCQ.

My setup for 80 meters.

IC775DSP + 1.5 KW
Bi-Square @ 55 m North-South
Bi-Square @ 55 m East-West
2 el. Quad to EU/NA

CU in November!

73, Nodir EY8MM
www.ey8mm.com
 
N4ZZ   SOAB(A) HP   1,096,4602010-11-01 05:43:05
Good s&p practice...Nice to see 15 and 10 meters showing more life...
 
S51A(@S53APR)   M/S HP   4,249,1262010-11-01 05:58:46
Hello!

After all the informations we got in last year's cqww ssb and this year's wpx
we decided to improve the station a little to get more fun out of it.

So we installed a field day option with another tribander (spiderbeam) to chase
mults with the second station and finnaly improved a little out ears on the
lower bands with the k9ay loop. It heard things that otherwise would be
impossible to work.

Lots of work had to be done before the contest and i have to thank all the
team, that was willing to sacrifice some time on the gear, cables and antenna
work. Thank you s55kz, s56lkp, s56wix, s59w and s57bat for some last hour quick
repairs!

Condition were for us totaly weird. Specialy on 7 the first night there was
almost no propagation to usa and on 14m there was a total wall down to south
america. Missing even HC8 and CE, hq2, on 14m is like ????. They were heard on
14 last night, but with the usa pileup didnt think of turning the antennas back
to EU.

Conditions on the upper bands improved on 15 and 20 on sunday, but otherwise it
was more or less WAE :). 10m didnt open again to NW for us. Missing things like
PA and ON...is like..hmmm ?

Multi's are down from last year, so were the conditions, but we managed to work
almost half of the multiplayer qso's with the multi station, which is way over
the expectations. The station improved, the conditions didnt :) HI.

Overall a lil bit behind as last year on score. I am impressed, since on
saturday i was thinking that we wouldnt get over 3k. But s56y managed most of
the last hours on the run station working everyone on 80m :)). Great job guys!


Station:
Th6dxx
Spiderbeam
2x verticals (vs usa) and rotary dipole 7
80m inv v top 12m!!
160m inv v top 12m!!
k9ay loop


Hear you in the next one!

for S51A team

Boštjan - Ian S55O
 
M3W(G4FAL)   SOSB/15 HP   344,4632010-11-01 06:03:58
5 ele monobander at 60 feet with FT2000 and Quadra
 
9A8MM   SOSB/20 QRP   15,0802010-11-01 06:06:01
Thanks everyone for listening and working me. I know I was quiet :)

Marko, 9A8MM
 
UR5MM   SOAB LP   342,9302010-11-01 06:08:45
Nice opening,specialy on 21mhz.Dont know how many EU and W/VE was on the band in
same time, but so many. No clear place to CQ !!! Have got lot of fun with my 9
band Dipoles and FT1000MP. Thanks everyone who answering mi. 73 de Rudy UR5MM
 
SM5MX   SOSB/160 LP   7,6932010-11-01 06:16:33
Rig: TS-850SAT
Ant: 18 mh vertical w top-loading
S/w: TR4W v4.157

73,
Rolf
SM5MX
 
GW4BLE   SOSB/160 HP   35,0002010-11-01 06:21:25
After many years of SOAB decided to do something completely different this time
around - what more extreme is there than trying 160 without a 'proper'
antenna.

I shunt-fed my tower, which works reasonably well on transmit given the
location and restrictions on real estate, but without a seperate receive
antenna (other than switching to an 80m dipole) isn't the best of solutions.

Made a few Qs on the other bands too, giving out the GW mult, which kind of
screws up the claimed cabrillo score for now. The 35K is based on all Qs being
1 pointers, but I'll fix that before submitting the log. Not going to win
anything this year but it was fun anyway.

Thanks for the contacts.

Steve
GW4BLE
 
WX3B   M/M HP   2,967,1202010-11-01 06:26:36
CQWW SSB Comments – WX3B perspective

Entering the CQWW DX contest - planning a managing a multi-operator event is a
major undertaking and I congratulate Dennis, N8IVN and his team leadership over
the entire guest-staffed group of contesters at WX3B this weekend!
This was the first semi-serious attempt by a team to produce a measured result
in this contest – and the two primary operators (N8IVN and KB3CS) have less
than two years contesting experience – I believe this was only their second
CQWW SSB event – good work, guys!

Talk about shell-shock….going from a contest like Worked All Europe where you
can simply sit down and call CQ on nice quite band, to the absolute SLUG-FEST on
40 and 20 meters.

From the results by band, it sure looks like 15 meters was the fun place to be
this weekend.

Congratulations to everyone on the team – got a couple interesting comments
while at W3LPL over the weekend including “Hey Jim…..want to come here and
hear yourself CQing on 10 meters”?
Another interesting tidbit was watching WX3B spots over the weekend including
one German spot at 9:00zulu on 40 meters. Evidently it is possible to run
Europe that late.

My own personal highlight was running stations Saturday night on 75 meters.
That is made possible by the new phased vertical transmitting antennas! Thanks
to Kam N3KS for the 12 months of encouragement and hardware assistance to make t
his project a reality. It ROCKED my 80 meter world.

…And now…..it’s time to start thinking about…..SWEEPSTAKES!!!

73,

Jim WX3B
 
K1LZ   M/S HP   11,143,4952010-11-01 06:28:02
This was so close to the US record but with out 10 Meter it is a challange.
We had the web camera online also the livescore was on, sorry the camera failed
in the last few hours.
For the future if any body wants to see how we operate please go to
www.k1lz.com and click on web cam link.
We had a great team!
Thanks to the team and thanks to all of you for the QSO's, GREAT HOBBY!
See you in the next one.

Krassy,
K1LZ
 
VE3AD   SOAB LP   240,0022010-11-01 06:32:52
nice to hear 10 and 15 open for a change.
 
9A4D(9A7DX)   SOAB(A) HP   1,868,0052010-11-01 06:52:45
Just for fun :)

73 de Ved, 9A7DX
 
VE3KZ   SOSB/15 HP   661,9502010-11-01 07:15:37
Thought I would take advantage of the information given in last Sunday's webinar
presentation by K3EST and KR2Q and include my scores from the other bands worked
during the times when 15 was dead or slow. This gives CCO a boost of over 1.5M
using my total score of 2,164,232! The 15m portion took 23.5 hours and the
"otherbands' multipliers hunt" 6.5 hours, well worth it.
15m was hot and it was a shame to have to leave it to check 10 and 20 during
the day. Need SO2R!
Thanks for all the Q's. Still fun after 57 years on the air. See you all on
CW.

TS-950SDX & AL-1200 1kW
5el @ 20m plus rotatable dipole @ 30m on 15.
The same dipole plus parasitics for 3el @ 30m on 10 and 20.
Sloping dipole from 20m towards Europe plus 1/4 wave vertical on 40.
Broadband Inverted V from 16m on 80.
Inverted V from 20m on 160.
 
N5DX(@K5GO)   M/S HP   6,009,1022010-11-01 07:29:14
This was our first time to work any contest in the MS category and it was a lot
of fun. A fun category with a LOT less stress than preparing for a M/M effort.
Something that makes you want to say hmmmm...

The highlight of the contest for me was sitting down at the second station at
the run position on Sunday morning after being up all night on the low bands
and, while bemoaning the fact that we could not get B7P's attention on 80M,
hearing K0NI say that he and K0LYN had just worked B7P on 10M. I said no way,
Jeff handed me the headphones and sure enough the band was wide open long path
to Asia. There was no volume of stations but VR2, B7P, AH0 and others begging
for contacts - all about S8 on the meter. I think 10M is going to be a lot of
fun starting next year.

We had two operators who had never been to the station before (K0LYN and W5ZN)
and look forward to having them many times in the future.

Everyone had a good time, and we look forward to working the CW portion next
month.

73...Stan, K5GO
 
W3TZ   SOAB(A) HP   243,9302010-11-01 07:29:27
Give to Op's that use QRZed TWO RED cards. Op's need to slow down and stop
running the phonetics together, this doesn't speed things up but just the
opposite. WOW 15 was open. Maybe in 20 uears 10 will open!!!
 
AA1K   SOAB HP   3,187,2502010-11-01 07:29:53
SO2R plans went awry when second radio developed a problem a couple of hours
into the contest. So most of weekend was just with single radio.

Some hot conditions to Asia on 20 and 15 meters, and the hint of things to come
when two Europeans made it into the log on 10 meters Sunday.

Station: K3, K3, Alpha 89, multiple towers, yagis, stacks, Beverages (details
at www.aa1k.us).

AA1K Max Rates:

2010-10-30 1433Z - 6.0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 360 per hour by AA1K
2010-10-30 1440Z - 3.7 per minute (10 minute(s)), 222 per hour by AA1K
2010-10-30 1516Z - 2.3 per minute (60 minute(s)), 137 per hour by AA1K

Band/rate breakdown from N1MM logger:

Date Hour Total 1_8 3_5 7
14 21 28 Running Total
2010-10-30 0 29 0 0 29
0 0 0 29
2010-10-30 1 17 0 0 17
0 0 0 46
2010-10-30 2 33 10 14 9
0 0 0 79
2010-10-30 3 27 0 15 12
0 0 0 106
2010-10-30 4 26 11 0 3
12 0 0 132
2010-10-30 5 41 1 38 1
1 0 0 173
2010-10-30 6 27 1 13 13
0 0 0 200
2010-10-30 7 16 6 7 3
0 0 0 216
2010-10-30 8 23 2 5 15
1 0 0 239
2010-10-30 9 14 0 3 7
4 0 0 253
2010-10-30 10 26 2 8 2
14 0 0 279
2010-10-30 11 89 0 0 0
89 0 0 368
2010-10-30 12 104 0 0 0
64 40 0 472
2010-10-30 13 105 0 0 0
0 104 1 577
2010-10-30 14 119 0 0 0
0 119 0 696
2010-10-30 15 80 0 0 0
0 75 5 776
2010-10-30 16 60 0 0 0
33 24 3 836
2010-10-30 17 65 0 0 0
50 8 7 901
2010-10-30 18 83 0 0 0
83 0 0 984
2010-10-30 19 91 0 0 0
75 0 16 1075
2010-10-30 20 87 0 0 0
0 37 50 1162
2010-10-30 21 42 0 0 10
32 0 0 1204
2010-10-30 22 38 0 0 0
8 30 0 1242
2010-10-30 23 25 0 0 0
25 0 0 1267
2010-10-31 0 19 9 1 0
8 1 0 1286
2010-10-31 1 11 5 2 4
0 0 0 1297
2010-10-31 3 13 5 3 0
5 0 0 1310
2010-10-31 4 42 0 8 34
0 0 0 1352
2010-10-31 5 31 6 11 14
0 0 0 1383
2010-10-31 6 49 4 43 2
0 0 0 1432
2010-10-31 7 25 0 0 25
0 0 0 1457
2010-10-31 8 16 0 3 10
3 0 0 1473
2010-10-31 9 12 5 5 1
1 0 0 1485
2010-10-31 10 13 2 2 9
0 0 0 1498
2010-10-31 11 52 0 2 2
0 48 0 1550
2010-10-31 12 69 0 0 0
14 55 0 1619
2010-10-31 13 74 0 0 0
0 74 0 1693
2010-10-31 14 52 0 0 0
0 52 0 1745
2010-10-31 15 27 0 0 0
22 5 0 1772
2010-10-31 16 25 0 0 0
0 20 5 1797
2010-10-31 17 26 0 0 0
0 20 6 1823
2010-10-31 18 52 0 0 0
46 6 0 1875
2010-10-31 19 32 0 0 0
19 0 13 1907
2010-10-31 20 26 0 0 15
0 0 11 1933
2010-10-31 21 32 0 0 6
19 7 0 1965
2010-10-31 22 50 0 0 0
44 6 0 2015
2010-10-31 23 56 0 0 42
14 0 0 2071
Total All Hours 2071 69 183 285
686 731 117 0
 
KØTV   M/2 HP   4,161,1802010-11-01 07:33:00
The first major for the season is in the books.

We got a bit of Murphy and a bit of Serendipity.

We had several Murphies for this contest. First, two of the rotor indicators
malfunctioned and we couldn't get them fixed before the contest. Second, we had
a crashing computer that would crash at random and the logging program would
hang randomly. Third several of the beverages had damage that couldn't be
repaired before the contest. Fourth, one of my operators got stuck on the West
Coast due to weather and the single engine plane he was flying. As a CFII
myself, I applaud him for his decision to wait for weather rather than succumb
to "get-home-itis" and end up colliding with a cumulo-granite cloud. There were
a few others that I might remember when I have a chance to decompress.

Now the Serendipities, KB1TBU volunteered to help out getting the station ready
for the contest and he put in a number of hours of work here during the week
before the contest. Thanks Scott! WB1ADR volunteered to step in for K1HI (the
aforementioned stuck pilot) and did a great job running 20 meters both Saturday
and Sunday mornings. My wife Karen was able to help keep the station on the air
when several of the operators left to go to K1TWF's annual Halloween party. I
keep trying to get Mike (who is also a contester but only CW really) to
schedule the party on either the weekend before or after CQWWSSB but he's not
always able. This was one of those years. Another serendipity was sunspots.
It's nice to see 10 meters back again. The new 10 meter antennas we put up last
year worked very well.

Band conditions were terrible on the low bands the first night. They improved
somewhat for the second night. I guess that's the price we pay for having
sunspots again. The conditions on the high bands have improved and we're
looking forward to more sunspots.

MVP for this contest goes to KB1TBU who not only had fun during the contest but
put in a great effort getting the station ready.

On to CW!

K0TV
 
PA3ARM   SOAB LP   73,9602010-11-01 07:35:24
Comments:

Station:

Ten Tec Orion II 100W
2 x 8m inv. vee 10m up fer 80 > 10m
T2FD (21.50m) fer 160m
2 x 10m dipole NW > SE 10M up fer 20m NA/Central EU/Middle East.
RX > T2FD
The challenge hr is to compete wid LP es wire ants only.
 
VE7TK   SOAB(A) HP   151,0252010-11-01 07:37:25
It was nice to see 10 metres showing signs of life!
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   14,296,2242010-11-01 07:41:08
This was semi-serious operation with mostly between 6 and 8 ops operating at a
time. Rest of the team was heavily involved in errecting our new 3 el.
WA3FET/NW3Z type yagi for 80 m band during the days preceeding the contest and
also during the time of the contest. We had to stop several times the operation
to allow measurements of the yagi elements to be done. After a very hard work
from the side of most team members and especially of our heroes - Assen LZ2HQ
and Ivan LZ1PM who stood at the height of 33m both weekend days for "endless"
hours,finally in a complete darkness, at the height of 33 m two wire elements
were installed and measured and antenna was ready for testing at 22.00 Z on
Sunday night ( midnight local Bulgarian time !!! ) For the last 4 hours we made
213 QSOs on 80m out of all 1567 made. We started hearing and working stations we
never heard before on 80m band. We did not know that so many PAs, ONs, OZs and
Gs are active on 80m :-)). Yagi is between 15 and 20 db better than a single
QUAD element we used for first 44 hours of the contest. Some refining is needed
for CW part of CQWW, but that will be now the easy part to be done. :-).

Due to some technical problems I was forced to transmit and receive on 160m
with our 40m high Inv.Vee only. This could have ruined our top band score
completely, if there was not my new TS590S radio I received on Thursday from
US. TS590S did an excellent job in a very noisy top band conditions
outperforming most of the time the second rig installed at our 160m position -
TS950SD.

Overall, although ten meters band was in very bad shape this year we succeeded
to make a score close to one we made last year. ( we had 1040 QSOs on 10m last
year )

See you all in CW part.

73, de Wally LZ2CJ
on behalf of LZ9W M/M Contest Team
www.lz9w.com
 
VE1SKY   SOSB/80 QRP   4,2752010-11-01 07:50:11
QRP 5W...Pure punishment! ;0) 1/4 wave sloper, multi-band dipole

73
Roger, VE1SKY
 
VO1DJT   SOAB LP   122,6172010-11-01 07:54:23
Thanks for the QS
73 Daisy VO1DJT
 
CW5W(@CX6VM)   M/S HP   7,250,7482010-11-01 08:01:22
Great to have the visit of Dale N3BNA again in my house. Thanks Luis CX1UI for
great job before contest fixing the antennas and all in the station. He and
Alan CX5TR did a good job also in the contest. Freddy PY3YD and his family
arrived Sunday afternoon to visit us.

Was a bad weekend, heavy winds and storms. We lost one of the two rotors and
needed to turn manually the antennas, so we couldn´t did it so frecuently.
Once we had the antennas of the other rotor in a "comfortable" position we
didn´t want to rotate it during the heavy winds "just in case" :-)

Also we lost electricity most of the day on Sunday.

But we had fun operating together...a bunch of crazy guys!...

See you in CQWW CW...

CW5W Team
 
KV4FZ   SOSB/160 HP   73,1682010-11-01 08:05:39
With wall to wall QRN from Hurricane Tomas several hundred miles south of St.
Croix hearing anything was a matter of timing. Fortunately the F/S ratio on my
NW and NE Beverages really helped in digging out some signals. For those I did
not hear calling please understand under different local conditions I could
have probably had a contact. WAC in a few hours was one of the highlights on
SSB.
 
NO7T   SOAB HP   102,8052010-11-01 08:13:29
Great contest. Several new countries worked in the middle east and far east.
Noise levels spiked several times during afternoons. Thanks to all.
 
K7WP   SOAB(A) HP   1,211,8212010-11-01 08:15:59
FT1000MP/ AL811H/ Force 12 6BA@ 70'/CL33@ 30'/ Sloper/ N1MM

Great time with improved prop on 20-10! My scheduled (and unscheduled) off
times hindered my score a bit, but equipment and N1MM worked terrific. Thanks
for all the Q's, and thanks as always to CQ for a super contest...really
looking forward to CQWWCW.

73...go Arizona Outlaws!

John K7WP ..
 
VC2A(VA2WDQ)   SOAB(A) HP   1,059,3532010-11-01 08:17:15
SO1R

Kenwood TS-590S + AL-80B (500 watts) + Tokyo Hy-Power HC-2000 tuner.

That was a part time effort. There were a very rough conditions on low bands
here. Lost my 160-80 antennas after wet snow shifted down the antennas
resonance. The 15m band was amazing but I couldn't get too much from the band
because of high home appliance RFI QRM level from my neighbors.

I was using a special call VC2A from my home QTH (CQ zone 5). Decided to have
something shorter to save call/CQ air time ))))

Thanks all for the QSO's!

CU in the CQ WW CW.

73!

Victor
VA2WDQ
 
K3OO(@K3OOOOO)   SOAB(A) HP   785,6282010-11-01 08:17:25
15m was just as busy as 20m.

73,
Rick K3OO
 
G4IIY   M/2 HP   1,893,6972010-11-01 08:17:58
Although M2, this was very much a part-time effort. The first eight hours was
single op, as were the last four. The remaining time was with just two
operators but, with several meal and sleep breaks, it meant several off-times.
We just cannot seem to get the local, newly-licensed amateurs in to contesting.

We only had a single aerial for the second station this year - no time to put
up anything else. It was a 22m (65') vertical, with wires of varying lengths
to give a reasonable match on 80, 40, 20 and 15m. The mult score, particularly
that for zones, is disappointing. Next time, we plan to use beams on both
stations and put more emphasis in to chasing multipliers.

Ian G4IIY
 
F5NBU   SOSB(A)/40 HP   11,0252010-11-01 08:21:25
testing my new antenna Ultrabeam UB-50
dipole on 40m

73
Yann
www.f5nbu.org
 
K3OOO(@K3OOOOO)   SOAB(A) HP   21,7362010-11-01 08:21:29
I was able to get on Sunday afternoon. It is so much easier to hear on 10m.

88,
Sara
K3OOO
 
W6YI   SOAB HP   2,109,4502010-11-01 08:24:22
Great conditions on 15 both days. Nice to see 40 LP again.
Thanks to everyone for the qso's.

Equipment: SO2R with K3s and Alpha 87As.
Antennas;
10M 6x6
15m 6x6x6
20m 5x5x5 and a M2 Log
40m 4x4
75m 3elm inverted V
160 2elm phased array
4sq Beverage array
 
K5XA   SOSB(A)/20 LP   21,3002010-11-01 08:25:19
Rig : Elecraft K3

Antennas : F12 C31-XR@128'; F12 C31-XR@81' Fixed 44°
 
KDØMJT   SOAB LP   6382010-11-01 08:26:14
My first time participating in CQWW. Didn't participate for very long. A bit
at the start of the contest, and then a bit more Saturday morning local time.
Wanted to see what rare DX I could get.

As I have dipoles in trees and 100W, I didn't have a lot of luck breaking
through pileups. I had several Canadian contacts but I'm happy with what I got
-- a number of new to me countries. Hope to do this again sometime.
 
K2SX   SOAB(A) HP   60,3932010-11-01 08:26:24
We had company all weekend, I had three performances on Fri and Sat nights and
Sun afternoon so no time for the contest this year. Hope to CU all in CW
version from CR3L.
 
VE7SZ   M/S HP   2,498,7562010-11-01 08:35:09
Apologies for spotting our S&P contacts for a short period when an N1MM switch
was inadvertently turned on.
Otherwise lots of fun at VE7SZ's station.
 
N5AW   SOAB LP   1,614,8162010-11-01 08:35:50
Missed the last two years of CQWW SSB after a run of 11 years of serious entries
- nice to be back! Also great to see 15 meters back! Ten was improved but was
hoping for more after it was open to Europe several days just prior to the
contest but alas – those sunspots faded away. Did manage to work GM9T who
popped in briefly Sunday afternoon but that was it.

Surprisingly I set personal records for QSOs and multipliers on all three of
the low bands. I attribute a big part of that to the expanded privileges on 40
and 80 that I had not been able to take advantage of until this year. A big
thrill was finding JT5DX on 40 shortly after sunrise Sunday and working him on
first call for my 80th country and 30th zone.

Made some feeble attempts to run Europe on 15 meters without success –
impossible to find a frequency with the strong East Coast signals. Ended up
with 98 percent of my contacts being search and pounce – you can’t win that
way, even with low power.

Looking forward to CW but I’m glad there is a month to recover. Too many
contests this time of year!

Marv, N5AW

Radios: K3 and Orion at 100 watts
Antennas: 3L SteppIR at 42m, Th3jr at 23m, two C3’s fixed NE at 31m and 24m,
204BA fixed NW at 17m, 40 meter Moxon at 42m, 40 meter NW-SE Lazy H at 37m,
array of 5 sloping dipoles for 80 meters, elevated radials on 42m tower for
160. 170m beverage NW.

Continent List

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 3 1 1 1 3 2 11
Canada calls = 5 18 17 23 36 2 101
NA calls = 7 21 21 29 27 22 127
SA calls = 3 12 21 53 73 98 260
Euro calls = 0 21 78 133 188 1 421
African calls = 1 7 10 14 15 6 53
Asian calls = 0 2 4 7 14 0 27
Japan calls = 0 4 17 22 50 0 93
Ocean calls = 1 5 18 10 34 0 68

Total calls = 20 91 187 292 440 131 1161

Worked 6 bands: D4C, KP3Z, P49Y and PJ2T
 
K4LY   SOAB(A) LP   1,450,9322010-11-01 08:38:00
This contest turned out very different than my expectations. Last year with a
new K2 and tribander, I was very motivated to be competitive in the QRP
division and actually was #1 USA. This year, following 6 weeks of awful
headaches, ear aches, and throat discomfort (diagnosed as trigeminal neuralga)
that made listening and talking almost impossible, I decided to operate LP
Assisted for as many hours as I could bear. I was in remission from the
neuralga, but still feeling weak. My expectations were to operate maybe a
dozen hours or so. As it turned out, I felt pretty good and operated 34
hours!

Perhaps because the assisted category was so easy (and an eye-opeing novel
experience for me) using N1MM contest software and a telnet connection to the
Carolina DX Assn cluster, I didn't have to strain to listen much. The S + P,
my strength as a contester, was mostly visual- using a mouse click to go to the
frequency of an unworked station. I had set up the telnet connection before
with my trusty old TS-850, but not being a DXer, I didn't appreciate its value.
I was amazed at how easily it worked.

We old-timers remember when all contacts were S + P. As a novice in 1955, we
were all crystal controlled. And when I got my General in 1956, the common
phone expression was " CQ CQ CQ... and tuning the band." Since I have always
operated QRP or LP in contests, I've always done 95% + S + P, usually 100% like
this weekend. The assissted S + P is quite different- a single mouse click of
either the incoming spots or the bandmap spots which show only stations you
need, and you're on the frequency of the needed station and usually in the
middle of a pile-up! I spent a few minutes Sunday afternoon doing traditional
S + P, finding some needed stations and mults with almost no pile-ups, so
assissted does have its disadvantages. Another disadvantage was that on a few
occasions I mindlessly clicked on to an out-of-band station and called. One of
my contacts was out-of-band.

I'm lucky to live on a great hilltop QTH where rather modest antennas are
competitive- an inverted L on 160, a Hygain hytower on 80/40, a 40M dipole at
60' (between two 65' towers), a little tribander at 70', all 200'+ above
average terrain.

As it turned out, I enjoyed the assisted category and contributed a lot more
points than expected to my Carolina DX Assn club. In fact, I seem to have a
competitive score in the new LP Assisted category and didn't even realize there
was such a category until after the contest. Conditions seemed a little worse
on the low bands than last year, but 15 and 10 more than made up for it.
With some upcoming weekend comittments, I think I will only dabble in the SS's/
CQWWCW/10M and put in a good effort in the 160M test if I get the top of my
inverted L up to 85' or higher by wrestling with a 25' bamboo pole. The top of
the inverted L is at about 64' now, below the top of the tower and 6M and 432
yagis which I can't rotate when I get it higher. Having passed 70, wrestling
with a 25' bamboo pole on top of a 65' tower is not as easy as it used to be!
Hope everyone had as much fun as I did.
Doug
 
USØHZ   SOSB/40 LP   121,0802010-11-01 08:39:40
RIG: FT 2000
ANT: 1/2 Vertical Romb 162m long 40m hign

73 Stan US0HZ
 
P49Y   M/S HP   14,830,7862010-11-01 08:40:00
This was a relatively casual M/S effort by guys who usually just do
single-operator contests. There were four of us: Andy, AE6Y (co-owner of the
station with W6LD), Jean-Pierre, P43A (a very experienced Aruban operator who
lives less than a mile away), and the two admirals: Scott, K0DQ (a master
contester spanning the decades and the world) and Ed, N4OC (retired four-star
now getting back into contesting after many years spent running the Navy
instead of running QSOs).

I had brought my K3 and P3 for the run radio. As usual, they worked
flawlessly. The P3 was very helpful for finding open (that's a relative term
-- there are really no open spots in this contest) frequencies. Unfortunately,
both of our Pro2s had developed some problems, so we dragged our old FT1000D out
of the closet for the mult radio, and it also worked well. We also decided to
try WinTest, a new experience for us. It worked very smoothly, once Scott and
Andy mastered networking our laptops. Thanks to the authors for a very
sophisticated piece of software, and to N6TV for being the very helpful
WT-guru.

We had a fairly rudimentary M/S setup, just two radios and two operators at a
time. One team (or should I say the starboard watch?) was Scott and Ed. Scott
was the run maven, while Ed worked hard to eke out mults from a very noisy band
(160) or a reluctant one (10), as well as any others he could find. The port
watch was Andy and JP. Andy did all the running, as JP really enjoys DX-ing,
and has outstanding knowledge of all expected openings from P4. In fact it was
really fun for me to operate the first few hours on 40, while JP found no fewer
than 56 countries on 80, before we switched to run on 80. Actually, I should
modify that sentence: it was not fun to run on 40! (but it was fun to watch the
80m mult count rise). We had hoped to start the contest on 20 or maybe even 15,
but after getting no results on 20 at all for 10 minutes, reluctantly were
forced to join the circus on 40 right away.

Condx were so-so here. We had great hopes for 10m, as it had been wide open
for the previous week or two, but, alas, it never produced much for us, other
than some moderate stateside runs. 160 was extremely noisy, even on our
beverages, and JP and Ed could almost never hear any of the spotted EUs, so it
was a real struggle. The other 4 bands were pretty good.

Unfortunately, we lost all power for almost three hours Sunday morning from
0800-1100 local time! There was something amiss in our local area, though JP
and John both had normal power very nearby. We probably lost 500-600 QSOs in
that time period, plus some 10m mults that were available then but not later.


Congratulations to the gang at PJ4X, who reported very similar results to ours.
JP and Ed reported that they had endless pileups. We were jealous of their new
country status, but the magnitude of the demand and the resulting mayhem may
actually have made it more difficult for them than for us more normal
Caribbeans.

As usual, ham social life on Aruba is a delightful feature of operating on the
island. The usual post contest dinner (which, in deference to John Crovelli,
featured the "basse cuisine" of Tony Roma's) was attended by Andy, P49Y, Scott
(P40Q, K0DQ), Ed (P40N, N4OC), John (P40W, W2GD), JP (P43A), Robert (P40P,
W5AJ), Bill (P40B,KE5OG), and Scott's lovely XYL, Donna. Robert and Bill
operated from P49V's QTH, and John did his usual SOABHP, so Aruba was well
represented this weekend.

OVerall, we had a very enjoyable experience. Thanks to everyone for the
contacts. Please look for P40L in CQWW CW, operated by W6LD, N6XI, N7MH, and
KX7M.

Rig: K3-P3, Alpha 86; FT1000D, Ten-Tec Titan
Ant: 2 el 10, 5 el 15, 4 el 20, 2 el 40, 1 el 80, vertical dipole for 160, C31,
beverages
Logging: WinTest

73, Andy, AE6Y, P49Y
 
VE3MMQ   SOAB HP   2,232,2852010-11-01 08:40:39
FT-1000MP/ALPHA 99

STEPPIR 4 EL @ 75 FT
ELEV 40 METER 4 SQUARE
ELEV 80 METER VERTICAL
ELEV 160 METER INVERT L

Sun flare three hours into contest messed up
40/80/160..took nap and missed 160 morning
opening to kl/kh/vk/ja..
15 was great Sunday with big runs ..10 was
wide open to EU on Friday but nil for test
last hours of test and 40 was wide open to
most of EU...worked lots of mults that could
not touch either evening..

Over-all condx same as last year..not great!!!
 
VP5I(I8UZA)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,237,1042010-11-01 08:42:32
rig: K3 + PA
ant: 3L (US, EU, @50ft), 2L (south, @10ft), vertical dipole (3 feet from sea
water)
 
EI2CN   SOSB/20 HP   679,1402010-11-01 08:46:10
K3 & Acom 1000 @ 400W
MicroKeyer II
4 el SteppIR @ 80 feet
WinTest log

Picked 20 because sunspot number had dropped to 21,it went back up to about 32
on Sunday. One band is enough to concentrate on for me as at least there is a
hope of some sleep and important consideration for an OT. Yet it is easier to
stay alert and excited if there are plenty of stations to work. Long periods
between QSOs sap energy.

The band was in good condition but far to crowded perhaps because 15 and 10
were not open the whole time though of course 15 did open. Splattering is
sadly not limited to the old AM stations and one suspects some do it
intentionally; oh well we rely on honesty and decency.

It is unfortunate that there are not more stations active from Latin America
and Africa.

I found conditions pretty good with runs into JA on both mornings. It is
encouraging to see the increasing activity from BY land.

I am most grateful for those who gave me QSOs and those who gave provided
country and prefix multipliers. In general I found that in runs when one
called a given station the others kept silent. People are pretty polite. On
occasion one found the run frequency being encroached on but the band is just
full of stations. Some of the problem is caused by changing band conditions
and also the rotation of antennas. You just try and get on with it.

I wish people would leave long special call signs for use outside of contests
and wonder what in the world is the need for appending /QRP to a call sign in a
contest. Yes, I guess this is another cranky old man though age also brings
contentment and happiness. This contest certainly left me feeling well.

One trick I use is to stay away from the Extra portion of the band and go up
into the General class band when working runs of W land stations. There are a
number of General class calls in my log that might not be there otherwise. The
portion of the twenty meter band below the US phone band can also be handy for
hunting DX without so much competition.

Thanks to CQ and all the good people who took part in this contest. Next
weekend a short period on 10 and at month end the good CQWW CW during which my
voice can rest. Best of all the 160M CW CQWW test is yet to come!!! My sub
to CQ will be kept up because of these excellent contests. ARRL DX can be a
good deal of fun but world wide contests are more interesting for most outside
large countries. This is a topic for another place. EI2CN ex K4WQZ, W1CGG
 
W9RE   SOAB HP   4,659,2862010-11-01 08:46:39
I started contest with the idea that I might quit due to several line noise
sources that I have been dealing with for a few weeks. One noise is very close
to my QTH and gives an intermittent level of 10 over S9 (lightning arrestor)
others were also bad lightning arrestors and bad hardware. Due to some
miscommunication both myself and the power line tech thought the work had not
been completed but in fact it had been so he had to start over on Monday
looking for other sources. It normally takes 2 weeks to complete a work order
so I was doubtful it would be completed by Friday. But on Thursday morning I
saw 4 trucks working in the area so thought I might be in good shape. On
Friday, there was no noise so I started the contest with high hopes. But at
1000z the nearby arrestor popped up again and lasted until daylight or about 4
hours. The radio NB took care of some of it but not all the time depending on
band and other loud signals on a band. The noise was back the next day and
also the last 4 hours of the contest but it probably didn’t hurt me too much
except on 80 and 160 on weaker stations. I did take sleep breaks during some of
the noise times.

Since I am using an antiquated computer system and DOS for my beloved TR, I
didn’t anticipate a new CTY.DAT file that would hog my limited computer
memory and cause me to reboot every 15 minutes at the contest start. Luckily a
DOS program reboot is only about 15 seconds so just an annoyance. I did finally
install an old CTY file (had to log on paper) and only had to reboot several
times the rest of the test. The memory issue would remove the SCP portion of
the program so again not a biggie.

The first night both 40 and 80 were in much better shape than last year. I was
actually able to run a bit on both bands compared to zero running last year. 160
again was not very good with only DR1A and M8M worked from Europe first night
and G, OK and UA2 the second. 80 was worse the second night with Europe
disappearing for some time so no running on the second night on either band for
me.

I had the second radio on 10 early on Sunday and picked up some nice African
mults and the only Europe was a GW.

After a month of testing it took this contest for me to finally figure out that
my new 8 circle 80 meter receiving array is not right because signals south were
louder in the north position. All month long I thought something was wrong but
it seemed to work ok but the pattern was not as clean as my 160 rx array so now
I have something to work on. All other antennas and equipment showed no
problems.

I had only 8 JA’s on 40, 23 on 20 and 108 on 15. I picked up a few Asian
mults on 40 and 80 that I don’t normally work.

Dupes were way down this year-thanks.

It is very difficult to find a run freq on 40 through 15 for a single op. No
matter what you do you are infringing on someone’s else’s freq bandwidth.
Very few frequency fights though-tnx for that.

Thanks to all the DX’expeditioners out there (the security measures make it
more and more difficult to do this) and CQ magazine for making this such a
great event. My first CQWW was in 1963 (single band 15) and this was my 38th
straight one except for one.

HOUR 160SSB 80SSB 40SSB 20SSB 15SSB 10SSB TOTAL ACCUM
---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ----- -----
0 6 7 29 12 9 0 63 63
1 0 10 51 0 0 0 61 124
2 0 19 58 0 0 0 77 201
3 4 13 32 3 0 0 52 253
4 6 7 14 0 0 0 27 280
5 4 59 0 1 0 0 64 344
6 5 11 50 0 0 0 66 410
7 5 12 20 3 0 0 40 450
8 0 12 18 0 0 0 30 480
9 1 4 17 1 0 0 23 503
10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 504
11 0 0 4 17 0 0 21 525
12 0 0 0 84 17 0 101 626
13 0 0 0 46 79 0 125 751
14 0 0 0 6 118 0 124 875
15 0 0 0 44 67 0 111 986
16 0 0 0 78 8 0 86 1072
17 0 0 0 32 63 0 95 1167
18 0 0 0 12 55 12 79 1246
19 0 0 0 0 27 61 88 1334
20 0 0 0 48 22 7 77 1411
21 0 0 0 38 43 2 83 1494
22 0 0 1 8 72 0 81 1575
23 0 0 4 26 11 0 41 1616

0 0 0 4 22 5 0 31 1647
1 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 1653
2 3 6 0 1 0 0 10 1663
3 0 0 21 0 0 0 21 1684
4 3 17 2 3 0 0 25 1709
5 4 4 5 0 0 0 13 1722
6 1 14 26 0 0 0 41 1763
7 0 1 91 0 0 0 92 1855
8 2 4 49 0 0 0 55 1910
9 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 1913
10 2 2 1 0 0 0 5 1918
11 0 5 19 8 0 0 32 1950
12 0 0 0 71 3 0 74 2024
13 0 0 0 57 39 0 96 2120
14 0 0 0 1 115 4 120 2240
15 0 0 0 5 102 1 108 2348
16 0 0 0 3 106 4 113 2461
17 0 0 0 9 73 6 88 2549
18 0 0 0 15 13 7 35 2584
19 0 0 0 104 0 4 108 2692
20 0 0 0 77 7 0 84 2776
21 0 0 1 29 25 1 56 2832
22 0 0 0 12 37 0 49 2881
23 0 1 2 13 11 0 27 2908

TOTAL 47 210 526 889 1127 109
 
N4GG   SOAB(A) HP   15,0102010-11-01 08:48:23
Time limited. Nice to hear 15 open.
 
N4PSE   SOAB HP   263,8012010-11-01 08:50:53
Another part time effort, but a good time waster.

I don't do much SSB contesting as my weak antennas really show their flaws! 15
was good both days; 10 and 20 both disappointed but I must admit that golf,
movies and a Saturday night party really interfered. 40 was good Sunday evening
and the roof mounted Butternut vertical showed a big improvement in signals over
the 80M OCF wire on that band. For a 'lil station (400W max), having
a vertical is a cheap addition and often means the difference between logging
the contact and not. 160M never got cranking - qrn was terrible here in SFL.

Thanks to all for diggin' me out of the mud.

73 Jim
 
R3KM   SOSB/20 HP   394,7482010-11-01 08:58:34
K3+PA,TR4Wver230.
Ant. 6el. Yagi monoband at 20m
6el.Log Yagi monoband at 10m
Has not found stations from 6, 34 and 36 zones -:))
 
OG4T   SOAB(A) HP   328,8482010-11-01 09:02:34
It was nice to work higher bands with good conditions. Many DX workable. Thank
you for QSOs. 100 % search and pounce.

Elecraft K2/100
Commander HF-2500
9 el tribander 10-15-20
delta loop 40
vertical 80
vertical 160
beverages for RX on low bands

73 CU in CQWW DX CW!
de Jukka OG4T / OH4MFA
 
AE4EC   SOAB HP   62,4802010-11-01 09:03:20
Missed half of saturday due to problems with equipment
 
PY4EK   SOSB(A)/15 LP   72,4462010-11-01 09:07:14
Setup:

TRX : Kenwood TS480 SAT 100W
Antenna : TRIBANDER 10/15/20

ALL QSOS UPLOADED IN LOTW.

Thanks all ...
 
FP/KV1J   SOAB(A) HP   903,2242010-11-01 09:13:52
Running verticals and about 300 - 400 watts.

Thanks for the contacts, 73, Eric FP/KV1J
 
OK1JOC   SOAB LP   86,3372010-11-01 09:20:02
FT950,lw,dipoles,loop
 
OL7M(OK2ZAW)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   391,4142010-11-01 09:21:48
Thanks everyone for QSO!
Nice contest, again on 80m after two years. After successful testing 4el wire
yagi during the CQ WW RTTY we built 6el OWA design wire yagi @ 25m with 55m
boom. Thanks a lot Milan OK1VWK for his support and simulations. I made 198 USA
and 29 VE. As the second antenna I used downfallen vertical for 160m, it is
about 21m vertical and 120 radials, each 40m long. As RX antennas we made 6
beverages. I really enjoye sunday morning during the sun-rise! I had nice
pile-up NA stations, 2 LUs, 4 PYs, XE... Which morning is better? :) Sunday
afternoon window had got great opening to JA and VK. I made a few JAs with S9
signals, the same VK4KW.
I am missing TI as zone 7, VK6 zone 29, usually easy zone 19, ZS, GU and 9H.. I
heard another 8 dxccs but I missed them thanks my mistake! I hope to be more
careful next year :)

I would like to thanks: Ondra OK1CDJ, Pavel OK1MU, Vlada OK1CW, Franta OK1DF,
Slavek OK1CU, Dan OK1HRA, Zdeno OK2ZW and others! Nice contest. see you next
year in CQWW SSB 2011.
 
YM2W(OK1MU)   SOSB/10 HP   179,2322010-11-01 09:23:10
Poor conditions on TEN in Ankara – after 13 hours QRV on Saturday only 168
QSOs, with short strong opening to G/GM. Sunday CONDX better, more 500 QSOs
and EU open mainly to EA and west part EU, provide more DXCC. Solid CONDX both
day to OC (8 QSO), and also 36 x JA plus 55 others Asia is not bad. However from
NA only one, Mike VE1TK and from SA only five QSO…

Fine QSO with 3D2A and VK8NSB.

TOP 5 DXCC :

96 x G
83 x EA
78 x DL
36 x JA
35 x OK


RIG IC-746PRO + PA 600 W, ANT 4el Yagi

QSL via OK1TN and also LoTW.

Thanks to everyone for the contacts, see you in CW part….


73 Pavel OK1MU nw TA2ZAF
 
W4NC   M/S HP   1,204,6322010-11-01 09:26:32
Had a great time in the annual classic- operated from the Red Cross chapter
house station at W4NC- lost the 40m yagi saturday night when coax came loose
from tower and pulled balun off- front end of one of the ft920s zapped in a
"misfire of operator usage of unknown origin."
New RX loop seemed to do well from very noisy urban environment (Red Cross
blood coolers)- We welcome 14 year old Jacob KJ4VGT to our contesting fold- he
was in the hot seat on Sunday afternoon-
 
HK1R   SOSB/15 HP   1,248,3382010-11-01 09:30:22
Many thanks for everybody works me in contest
Contest from Jumanji Fiel station www.dxarc.org
See you in the next contest
Jorge
HK1R
 
W7ZR   SOSB(A)/15 HP   273,5042010-11-01 09:30:26
The "wall from the east" was sure there this weekend. Had a terrible time in
some pileups and and easy time in others. We need a taller tower and a bigger
antenna.
 
N4JF   SOAB LP   700,4802010-11-01 09:30:55
IT SURE WAS FUN WORKING EVERYONE. AFTER I REACHED 70 YRS OLD I HAD TO HAVE SOME
SLEEP FR AND SAT NITE. TX FOR ALL THE QS.

73s JERRY N4JF
 
OZ7X(@OZ5KF)   SOSB/20 HP   1,188,5772010-11-01 09:37:40
Conditions pretty good Saturday, but bad Sunday. Much QRM and bad signals. The
band closed at 20 pm.
Problems with the rotor to the upper antenna sunday. So had to climb 45 m up in
the tower :-(

Kristian/oz7x/oz7x
 
K6TA   SOAB(A) HP   1,125,5402010-11-01 09:39:38
K3, ALPHA-87A, FORCE12 ANTENNAS, TR6.93
 
VE3CX   SOAB HP   3,651,2772010-11-01 09:40:44
A personal best, and almost double last years score. Able to run Europe on 20
AND 15 - something that has always been difficult from here. Interesting QSB
on 15 - one minute they are S9, and then they are in the noise, then back up
again.

I was surprized when I went to 10 meters, and found V51YJ calling CQ with no
takers. Switched the amp to standby and called him with just the exciter - 15
watts - and he came right back! No U.S. or Europe on 10 <Sigh>.

Thanks for the QSO's, and hope to see everyone again in the next one.

Tom - VE3CX
 
VA7BEC   SOAB(A) LP   340,7442010-11-01 09:43:00
First time as a member of a team -- Team Orca of the newly formed Orca DXCC --
so I felt some pressure to prove my worth. :) I ended the contest on a happy
note because I accomplished the improvement goals I set out for myself: higher
score, more mults, and faster (and hopefully more accurate) sweeping of
pileups, and so, yes, I feel I made a solid contribution to the team. But it
really was a rough ride. The first day was terrible. Noise alone was 59+. Was
it band conditions or something unique to my QTH? Even through the noise, I
could hear major pileup activity on the east coast. But I was like the kid left
on the sidelines. The DX gods were not smiling on the west coast, at least not
at my QTH. The second day was a whole lot better. Thanks to all the ops who
kept me running at a good clip on 15M and 20M, especially in the last half
hour. To the faraway DX who responded to my CQs, you were, as always, the
highlights of my LP effort. But I truly appreciate all the stations that
dropped by and all the stations that picked my call out of the mud. See you all
again soon. 73/88, Rebecca
 
K2CJ   SOAB(A) HP   250,4752010-11-01 09:45:03
Limited time effort + dead rotor.
Note to self: locate apparent dead mouse in shack prior to CW weekend.
 
OK7O(@OK1OUE)   M/2 HP   3,865,6262010-11-01 09:47:05
We are the school radioklub of electrical engeneering in Pilsen (OK1OUE/OK7O).
We used new antennas for 21 a 28MHz. Nice contest from the center of the city
Pilsen.

http://ok1oue.nagano.cz/qsl.htm

SETUP:

RIG: IC7400 and IC756PRO + BCC preselektor and band pass filters
PA: ACOM 1010 (only 600W) and PA RE025 (only 700W)

Antennas:

1.8MHz........1/4 slooper
3.7MHz........Dipol 50m UP
7MHz..........Long Wire 40m
14MHz.........3el YAGI 50m UP
21MHz.........4el YAGI 55m UP
28MHz.........6el YAGI 48m UP

Many thanks all, who called us...See you in next constest.
 
W5WMU(W5XZ)   SOSB/40 HP   190,0002010-11-01 09:47:06
initial estimate; may change; Tnx to Pat for letting me use his station.
writelog country database probably not up to date for new PJ's..

40m 'stackmatch' failed; missed easy KL7 and UA0, both doubles !! re-wired
the 3 antennas to coax switch Sunday morning...ZS5IE real surprise at 10 am
local time sunday, long-path

tnx qso's. 73, w5xz, dan
 
VY2LI   SOAB HP   1,373,5682010-11-01 09:48:06
Yes,it's torture but in a good way! With the exception of an hour out of the
gate,never got started until abt.10:30Z on Sat.So the pressure was on to try
and up my personal best in the same category (1.28K) and collect that beer from
MCC#1 (the Hallo-weenies).Acheived the first goal, but will have to wait and see
on the beer!

Congrats! to VE4EAR on a fine score from the mid-west.Not too many freq.battles
and lots of nice DX.80 didn't work for me and my 160 L just doesn't seem to cut
it.Picked up my usual 4 mults-2 ctys,2 zns.Thanks to the organizers at CQ for a
test which I have been playing in since 1982.

Hope we got into your log.73,Bill

EQUIPMENT:
FT-990,SB-220(no 160)
Wilson SY-1 Tri-bander,rotatable 40DP @70'
N1MM,Rigblaster,(1 macro--it was a lifesaver)
 
PA6Z   M/M HP   8,702,7902010-11-01 09:49:10
Another fine CQWW SSB contest. Problems with the 40m main antenna the first
night, but luckily solved the next morning. Bad SWR on the main 15m antenna the
second day prevented us from running on that great band. Propagations were fine
with good openings on 10 & 15m. Important lessons learned as always, giving us
the knowledge for being better the next time. It's a continuing process... Many
thanks to all stations that were in the contest making it a great experience
again.

73 Team PA6Z

Jelmer PA5R
 
K7IDX   SOSB/15 HP   12010-11-01 09:50:36
From the East side of the Olympic Mtns. (wall to Pacific/Asia)
No CQing
A treat to hear all the openings...especially LP EU
 
N6EE   SOAB(A) LP   40,8482010-11-01 09:54:44
Now THAT was fun!

Operated my home station in Turlock, California via remote control over the
Internet. All radio equipment and antennas were located at my home in Turlock;
used only a notebook computer and microphone in New Jersey.
Latency was minimal, but still led to some awkwardness - my apologies and
thanks to all the ops who put up with the "pregnant pauses".
Home station:
Elecraft K3 100W
SteppIR DB18E at 45 ft. (3L 10, 15, 20M), 2L 40M
80M Vee
Software:
TightVNC (remote control of home computer)
Skype (2 way audio)
DX Keeper (control K3 + SteppIR)
Writelog (contest log + rotor control)

Thanks for the Q's. See you in Sweepstakes CW - again via remote control (wish
me luck, I'm going to need it. )
73,
Ron N6EE
 
W6YX   M/2 HP   3,046,0562010-11-01 09:56:55
This was a training operation for some new members of the Northern California
Contest Club and a chance to shake some of the systems down for upcoming
events later this year.

Overall, it was a great success, as our new operators got all the seat time
they wanted and received some valuable coaching and mentoring from our seasoned
operators, N7MH, AA6XV and N6CCH.

Most of our time was spent in S&P mode with a few runs where we could
establish a run frequency. It is a challenge to the new operators to hold or dig out a run frequency when QRM levels are so high from adjacent stations working the event. They did their best, learned a few things here and there, received some valuable experience, received some great coaching and most of all had fun.

Antenna: C31XR [3el on 20m, 4el on 15m, 7el on 10m at 45'], 6el 15m at 65',
6el
20m at 65', 5el 20m at 30', 4el 40m at 65', 80m Inv-V at 45', 160m double-L at
65', beverages
Amp: Alpha 78
Radio: FT1000MP MkV and K3/100 #3680
Logging: WriteLog


Thanks for all the spots/contacts and to the Stanford Radio Club for the use of
their well equipped station.
 
LA1J(LA8OM)   SOAB HP   780,0452010-11-01 09:58:20
The CQ WW SSB contest is a peculiar experience where "muscle" must be a
significant success factor. Makes me look forward to the CW-part...

Working conds: IC-756 proIII, Expert 1K-FA amp, Trap-tribander, Two phased
verticals (40), inv. vee (80).
 
NØHR   SOAB(A) LP   1,061,4362010-11-01 10:00:49
Shack is still recovering from flood damage: 24" in basement/shack forced a
major reorg.

160m antenna wire broke at base. A quick fix didn't work well. Need to spend
time on the 160m Inv L (at 65' peak) before it snows.

80m wire sloped vertical didn't do great. Noisy & narrow. With LP in this part
of the world score was low. Again, I need to work on it before the snow flies.


Beyond that, I had N1MM crash issues (more frequent with Firefox running - so I
killed that). SteppIR controller and rotor controllers also acting flaky. Arrg.


More time in the chair helped.

The new SOAB (A) LP category is great - thanks for adding it CQ.
 
N5DO   SOAB LP   949,4682010-11-01 10:04:19
Fun time as always; nice to see 15M in such great shape. The QSO total on 10M
is inflated somewhat by a 5 minute run with the beam aimed north which resulted
in 15 zone 5 contacts. If 10M conditions are bad again next year it would be
fun to just work US stations on 10M and give out zone 4 mults (but, not as much
fun as seriously working the contest).

For CQWW CW I'll be with K6AM and K5PI at ZF1A. Unfortunatley I'll miss the
SSB Sweepstakes, but I'll be on for the SS CW next weekend, giving out the
sometimes elusive WTX mult.
 
K4JPD   SOSB(A)/40 HP   173,3762010-11-01 10:05:12
Casual part time effort. 40 seemed to be open 20 hours of the day.
Internet call spotting was awful. Might be an useful to show where band was
open, but don't count on call being right.
 
7S7V   SOSB/15 LP   97,0002010-11-01 10:09:35
Elecraft K2/100
4el yu7ef @10m
 
DJ4AX   SOAB(A) HP   2,200,9762010-11-01 10:13:39
This year only limited recources, sri.
 
K4SSU(NA4BW)   SOAB HP   1,884,5042010-11-01 10:16:10
A decent start that had promise, but then a much slower than anticpated finish
means a score lower than last year. Zones were up as well as DX but the Q count
is down. The last 3 hours felt like a Sunday afternoon SS... I got to 20m too
late it seems both days as the 15m intoxication was hard to break. The lack of
any real deep runs on 20m as well as 40 really made this score suffer.

15 and 80 balanced the fun factor greatly as those 2 bands here sounded primo
good.

Starting to see some sparks for 10m (other than the pipeline to zones 11,12 and
13 from here) with a little spotlight propagation into zone 32 and zone 38.

Ran across some incredible pile ups and likely the biggest -after spending
probably 10 minutes trying to figure out 1st who it was - due to folks calling
mutliple times was - AH0BT.

Many thanks to Dave and Gayle for another grand weekend. Brian NA4BW
 
VE7AX   SOAB HP   143,7122010-11-01 10:23:42
Icom 756 ProIII - Acom 1000 - N1MM - MicroKeyer II
Antennas: Cushcraft Vertical (base at 25 feet) for 10, 15, 20 + (apparently
unresonant) wire for 80 and 40 (still a work in progress)

This contesting season I have added a little power (Acom 1000) to my limited
antenna systems with some mixed results. I enjoyed some very good although
short runs on 15 and 20 which I would not have had last year. I found, however,
there were a few stations who could hear me but whom I could not hear well
enough to complete the QSO. My apologies to them. Probably won't help my
error percentage either.

This was a pretty casual effort on my part but, as many have mentioned, with
conditions improving it was really a lot of fun.

Congratulations to Perry, VA7FC, for his great SOAB result from a bit north of
me on Vancouver Island. Thanks as always to VA7ST, VE7FO and VE7UF for their
leadership and mentoring. Can't wait for the next one.
 
NQ4I   M/2 HP   6,917,9952010-11-01 10:25:19
Once again the NQ4I team started the contest with high expectations. Sunspot
Smoother Number had been at it's highest value in nearly 5 years. 15 meters was
so alluring with promises of JA's all three nights, and 10 meters was teasing us
with the thoughts of EU in the daytime and possiblly JA's at sunset. The SSN
plunged nearly 50 points in 24 hours from Thursday to Friday before the
contest. With all that in mind, we headed into the CQWW SSB test.

This past summer, a severe lightning strike had disabled a large amount of the
hardware inside the NQ4I station. Insurance for the equipment helped dampen the
damage, but it has taken nearly 12 weeks to get the claim settled. I decided
that we would fall back to M-2, as we had enough equipment to do that.

Operators arrived from all over the SE US. The start hour approached and 'we
were off to the races". 40m was a bottomless pit of qso's...both on our
transmit frequency and split. 20m was as near dead at the start as it could be.
We realistically had propagation on 20m from sun-up to 1 hour after sun-down. It
hardly opened at all during the rest of the time. Great news was that there were
no equipment failures. Software worked flawlessly all weekend long.

Operating M-2 had it's share of learning mistakes to overcome, but the NQ4I
team responded quite nicely. It kept us busy most of the weekend to take
advantage of 16 band chages per hour. Co-ordination was done with 3 "contest
directors" , VE7ZO, NQ4I, and W4DD. Lock-outs were in place for in band
protection, but we learned that the co-ordinations between bands took extra
effort. Hats off to the Team for working through the difficulties. It is so
easy to jump back into the old M-M mindset and just sit down and make
qso's....

15m was not as promising as it had been in the days prior to the test. We also
worked only 3 EU's on 10m...DR1A, IU9T, and CQ3A. The band just never opened up
to EU. Very good openings to South America, but our qth is too close to the
Caribbean for some of the easy one's there.

Thanks to all the great dxpeditions that made this weekend memorable. I really
can't remember a list as long as the one on NG3K.Com in the previous years.

Thanks for the Q's and see everybody in 4 weeks in CQWW CW...de Rick NQ4I
 
EF8A(EA8AUW)   SOSB/15 HP   1,388,3102010-11-01 10:26:36
QSOS WITH OUT DUPLICATED.

HI FRIENDS !

I AM VERY HAPPY FOR TO BE ON THE AIR IN THIS CONTEST AGAIN.

I HAVE VERY FUN DURING THE CONTEST, BECAUSE THIS CONTEST IT'S FOR ME LIKE A
MINI-DXPEDITION.

IF YOU CAN TO SEE SOMES PICTURES, YOU CAN TO GOING TO THIS LINK:

http://picasaweb.google.com/ea8auw/EF8A2010CQWWSSBCONTESTSOSBHP15M#

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AND SPECIALLY TO Mr. GORDON N6WK FOR HIS PATIENCE,
APRECIATED HELP AND TO SPIDERBEAM ANTENNES.

STRONG HUG TO EVERYONE!
73 GL DX DE EA8AUW & EF8A - EDU.-
 
VA7FC   SOAB(A) HP   1,682,6492010-11-01 10:32:15
First off thank you to all the stations that called me, It felt as though I
spoke to almost all of the Ham population of the U.S.A but I am sure there are
many more ... The stations I did speak to were A-1 operators and it was a real
pleasure to work them in a pile up situation ...Thank you ...
This year I was invited to be on a Team by the contest club that I am a member
of. The Team is called TEAM ORCA with VA7ST Bud, VC3X Dave (VE7VR),
VA7BEC Rebecca, and VE7XF Ralph (15M), and me. They all did fantastic and it
was great to be a member of this great team ....
It was great to see 10 meters alot better than last year
And was impressed while talking to my friends in the U.S.A in a pile up I had
over half a dozen calls from South African hams on 15 meters !!
20 meters was very busy and crowded as always but produced the most
contacts,countries and zones ...was suprised on 20 meters when a JT1 from
Mongolia called me while working Japan ..thanks ..

40 meters from my city lot was hard to get anything going and seem worse this
year ...propagation ??? Did work a couple new ones on 80 meters and a VP5 on
160 meters...

I love this Contest and thank you CQ magazine !!

Cheers 73s

Perry
 
HK1T   SOSB/40 HP   1,261,2352010-11-01 10:37:10
Many thanks for everybody works me in contest
Contest from Jumanji Fiel station www.dxarc.org
See you in the next contest
Salim
HK1T
 
RX3APM   SOAB HP   4,000,0002010-11-01 10:38:35
did SO1R still no SO2R setup
has been called by FK8CP on 160.
I wonder but 40 was the best band this time, lot of JA and US stations on 40.

see you on CW part.

wbr, Sergey/RX3APM/.
 
NØIJ   M/2 HP   2,597,6822010-11-01 10:49:33
Fun contest with good friends from our far NW Wisconsin cabin QTH.
 
VP2MDG(K2DM)   SOAB HP   5,532,0002010-11-01 11:19:30
Knowing that I am not going to win the world, or North America, or even the
Caribbean, my goals are to give out the Montserrat multiplier to as many
stations as possible, contribute some points to FRC and have some FUN! So
basically I run my behind off. I also tend to spend more time than I should on
160M, but I think that is genetic. Anyway, I achieved all three goals again
this year.

I also enjoy erecting the antennas and putting the station together here on
Montserrat, but I must confess it was a LOT easier to do it last year when AD4J
and W4GKA were here to share the work. In addition to installing the TH6 on the
crankup tower, I built a 2-el wire beam for 40M and mounted it on the side of
the tower. Lazy inverted vees for 80M and 160M rounded out the antennas. I
think the 40M beam was a bit of an improvement, but I need something rotatable
in the future.

The TH6 works like gangbusters. I was really cranking on the high bands. It
was awesome being answered alternately by JAs and US stations in the late
afternoon on 15M and 20M. Unfortunately, I think I only caught the tail end of
an opening to EU on 10M Saturday. Oh well.

We had a brief power outage here Saturday night. It really didn't cost me much
because I was kind of running on fumes at the time. So I slept for 90 minutes
before getting back at it. At this point I completed the family trifecta when
my nephew, Patrick (K6AAX), called me on 160M, where he was making a
single-band effort (remember, it's in the genes). I had already worked
Patrick's father, Jeff (VY2ZM) and my other ZM brother, Peter (K3ZM).

That's another huge part of the fun of it all - working friends and family.
Naw, I'm not getting all mushy on you, I'm just saying that it really gives me
a boost to keep at it when I contact someone I know. I got a kick out being
called by Trond, LA9VDA, who was one of the ops at LN8W. Trond was staying in
this very same guest house (Gingerbread Hill) in 2004, when K3ZM and I first
operated from Montserrat.

I met with the gentleman who represents the new licensing body on Montserrat,
the Inter-Communications Authority. New processes, prices, etc., are being
established, and things are in a state of flux right now. The Authority does
not have an office as of yet, so there is not even an address for it. Happily,
the gentleman understands how important it is to hams visiting Montserrat to get
their licenses before they travel, and he understands our desires for vanity
callsigns. Until the new process is published, feel free to contact me for
information.

Anyway, another one is in the books. I had all the antennas taken down by 1PM
today (11/1) except for the 160M vee. I think I'll put out a few CQs this
evening before turning in. Thanks to everyone who stuck it out in the pileups
to work me this weekend. I really appreciate it.

73,
George K2DM / VP2MDG
 
K5TR   SOAB HP   3,222,6352010-11-01 11:20:20
I had a pretty good contest - it has been a few years since I did single op in
this contest. I was not very fired up about this contest at the start or even
after but it was nice to have conditions on 15 meters. It was very painful at
times as the signals were good but everyone was on the band and there was just
not much room. All that QRM is hard on the rate and my ears/brain. There are
still way to many times that I just am not willing to elbow my way in on these
crowded bands and start CQing. This hurts my score I know but I just hate
being the guy that does that sort of thing.

I thought the low bands were very good - and I seemed to be getting in and out
of the pileups without too much trouble. It was nice to feel loud with my
simple wires.

I say this after every contest - but I really do need to get some bigger
antennas up for 40 meters. Note to self, move 40 meter yagi project to the top
of the to do list.


Contest Dates : 30-Oct-10, 31-Oct-10
Callsign Used : K5TR

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
___________________________________________________________

160SSB 37 37 78 22 11
80SSB 141 141 341 62 23
40SSB 596 587 1217 87 35
20SSB 417 413 897 94 33
15SSB 1247 1234 3035 110 31
10SSB 80 80 197 34 17
___________________________________________________________

Totals 2518 2492 5765 409 150

Final Score = 3222635 points.

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 4 12 154 87 175 9 441
VE calls = 8 24 54 53 117 6 262
N.A. calls = 13 25 28 28 28 10 132
S.A. calls = 4 11 28 48 76 38 205
Euro calls = 4 41 92 122 587 6 852
Afrc calls = 2 8 13 14 18 5 60
Asia calls = 0 2 11 6 14 0 33
JA calls = 0 6 138 42 183 0 369
Ocen calls = 2 12 69 13 36 6 138

Total calls = 37 141 587 413 1234 80 2492



HR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOTAL SCORE
-- ---- ------ ------- -------- -------- -------- ------ --------- -----
0 --- --- --- 13/16 84/13 --- 97/29 97/29 0.01M
1 --- --- 19/16 41/11 7/2 --- 67/29 164/58 0.02M
2 --- 15/22 16/19 1/0 --- --- 32/41 196/99 0.05M
3 --- 22/17 16/12 --- --- --- 38/29 234/128 0.07M
4 --- 20/11 29/7 --- --- --- 49/18 283/146 0.10M
5 11/14 6/3 28/2 --- --- --- 45/19 328/165 0.12M
6 3/3 13/9 54/16 2/2 --- --- 72/30 400/195 0.17M
7 2/1 3/0 33/8 --- --- --- 38/9 438/204 0.20M
8 3/3 7/3 37/6 --- --- --- 47/12 485/216 0.23M
9 1/1 6/2 49/5 --- --- --- 56/8 541/224 0.26M
10 --- 3/4 40/2 --- --- --- 43/6 584/230 0.29M
11 --- 16/0 17/3 --- --- --- 33/3 617/233 0.31M
12 --- 4/2 72/4 1/2 --- --- 77/8 694/241 0.36M
13 --- --- 13/0 --- 101/38 --- 114/38 808/279 0.50M
14 --- --- --- --- 107/6 --- 107/6 915/285 0.58M
15 --- --- --- 1/2 143/7 --- 144/9 1059/294 0.70M
16 --- --- --- 4/6 80/4 8/12 92/22 1151/316 0.83M
17 --- --- --- --- 43/8 17/6 60/14 1211/330 0.91M
18 --- --- --- --- 44/24 11/4 55/28 1266/358 1.04M
19 --- --- --- 16/12 23/5 10/8 49/25 1315/383 1.15M
20 --- --- --- 43/12 5/2 1/0 49/14 1364/397 1.24M
21 --- --- --- --- 48/7 1/0 49/7 1413/404 1.30M
22 --- --- --- 1/0 88/6 --- 89/6 1502/410 1.41M
23 --- --- --- 9/2 36/1 1/1 46/4 1548/414 1.48M
0 --- --- --- 34/3 29/0 --- 63/3 1611/417 1.55M
1 --- --- 15/6 25/5 --- --- 40/11 1651/428 1.63M
2 --- --- 6/6 --- --- --- 6/6 1657/434 1.66M
3 1/1 7/2 8/2 --- --- --- 16/5 1673/439 1.70M
4 5/3 2/1 12/0 --- --- --- 19/4 1692/443 1.74M
5 --- 4/0 18/3 --- --- --- 22/3 1714/446 1.76M
6 3/3 3/2 11/0 --- --- --- 17/5 1731/451 1.79M
7 5/2 --- 17/2 --- --- --- 22/4 1753/455 1.83M
8 --- --- 7/0 --- --- --- 7/0 1760/455 1.84M
9 --- --- 3/0 --- --- --- 3/0 1763/455 1.84M
10 3/2 6/4 29/0 --- --- --- 38/6 1801/461 1.90M
11 --- 4/3 13/0 --- --- --- 17/3 1818/464 1.93M
12 --- --- 24/2 21/11 --- --- 45/13 1863/477 2.05M
13 --- --- --- 26/13 12/0 --- 38/13 1901/490 2.16M
14 --- --- --- 1/1 79/5 --- 80/6 1981/496 2.29M
15 --- --- --- --- 68/1 5/5 73/6 2054/502 2.40M
16 --- --- --- --- 59/2 14/7 73/9 2127/511 2.54M
17 --- --- --- 10/3 67/2 --- 77/5 2204/516 2.66M
18 --- --- --- 1/1 24/2 6/1 31/4 2235/520 2.72M
19 --- --- --- 50/6 6/4 --- 56/10 2291/530 2.83M
20 --- --- --- 69/7 4/1 --- 73/8 2364/538 2.93M
21 --- --- --- 23/5 4/0 4/5 31/10 2395/548 3.02M
22 --- --- --- 16/6 24/1 1/1 41/8 2436/556 3.12M
23 --- --- 1/1 5/1 49/0 1/1 56/3 2492/559 3.22M
D1 20/22 115/73 423/100 132/65 809/123 49/31 1548/414
D2 17/11 26/12 164/22 281/62 425/18 31/20 944/145
TO 37/33 141/85 587/122 413/127 1234/141 80/51 2492/559
 
G3LZQ   SOAB(A) HP   223,2022010-11-01 11:21:03
Just a bit of S&P playing with the new toy. Towers in fully nested positions so
X-9 was only at 30ft and X-7 about 35ft. 80m 4-sq as usual played well. Had
very limited time with no overnight activity just a bit of pre-sunrise.
Total on time from N1MM just under 12-hrs..not breaking sweat..

Rig FTDX5000MP barefoot most of the time 200w.
Hope to have more time during CW leg..
John G3LZQ
 
AB1J   SOSB/10 LP   7562010-11-01 11:33:13
Just goofin' around. Had hopes for 10M but they were cruelly dashed. Plus it
was a nice New England day for yard and garden end-of-season cleanup and church
activities took up some of the 10M opening on Sunday. When 10 did open it was
just like the start of the contest - big pileups on the stronger stations. I
found it expedient to go for the weaker ones. Only worked the Caribbean and
South America. Was reminded yet again why I seldom work phone contests, but I
will be there with more grit in the CW contest.

I did make one goal which was to get PJ2 on SSB, plus another band country for
my Challenge total. That was good.

In any case, these big contests are exciting, even from the sidelines. It
looks like I have weeks of reading from the 3830 reflector. I wish the subject
headers indicated whether there are any comments or not. It's the comments that
I find most interesting and I often get tips and insight into how the big guns
do it. It's nice to know how the other half lives.

73 to all,
Kermit, AB1J
 
CR3A   M/2 HP   34,342,8922010-11-01 11:35:49
Set-up:
160 - Dipole
80 - Slopping dipole facing north
40 - 2 el fixed EU and 2 El rotary
20 - 5 el rotary and 4 el fixed USA
15 - 5 el rotary and 4 el fixed EU
10 - 5 el rotary and 5 el fixed USA

USA Beverage and EU beverage

Station is almost in final configuration.
80 meter will be next project.

Thanks for all the QSOs

CT3 Madeira Contest Team
 
K8AZ   M/S HP   4,389,2282010-11-01 11:37:55
A rocky start, involving in-contest antenna repair and computer work, but things
settled down by Saturday. Had great fun with a crew comprised exclusively of
part-time operators, and managed to keep something on the air for the full 48
hours. Lots more fun with 15m recuscitated.

73, K8AZ
 
KR2Q   SOAB QRP   594,9432010-11-01 11:40:19
I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do this weekend. I don’t like phone,
but I love contesting. I was thinking about LP on 15 monoband, but never
firmed anything up in my own mind.

Further frustrating the matter, this was the first time that I was “really”
single op, since the XYL was away for the weekend and left me with the dog, who
required walking about 10 times per day, and since I would have to cook for
myself. So knew ahead of time that I’d have unwanted time-offs.

The contest begins….

This was my worst start ever: only five (5) Qs in the first hour and only 34 Qs
total in the first 4.25 hours (of which 16 Qs were USA or Canadians). The big
problem for me was that 20m was totally dead, which meant everybody from the
states went to 40 (with me). Since 34 Qs in 4 hours is not my idea of fun, I
became disgusted and went to bed. End of “local day” number one (Friday
night local).

Got on 20 just before 1200z and the rate was “OK” for QRP. Then I went to
15 just before 1300z and was happy to find the band was open. I again had a
decent rate for QRP. Now I was “stuck” with an all-band effort.

Just before 1700z, I checked 10m and found one signal: a V5 who was very weak
and, as is typical of 10m, answered my QRP call right away. Spent at least 10
minutes tuning up and down 10m for more “good stuff,” but absolutely
nothing – not even “bad stuff.” The V5 was my 2nd QSO on 10m so far, the
first being with NA2U.

From there, it was alternate tuning across 20 and 15, picking up Qs. Around
1830z I switched to the south antenna (15m) and picked up 30 Carib, CA, SA
stations over the next 45 minutes. Then I had the bright idea to check 10m and
found it wide open to the south where I spent the next 90 minutes working just
about everything I could hear.

From 2315z to 0345z, I hopped from 40 to 80 to 160 and back. My biggest
blunder was thinking that I could recline for a few minutes just before
midnight (local) on day 2 (local Saturday). Needless to say, my few minutes
turned into six hours. If my wife had been here, she would have prevented
that.

Usually, for QRP, I feel pretty loud on 40m, but not this time. When I hear
the Europeans asking for multiple repeats and complaining to the loud USA guys
about their local EU QRM, I know that I am in trouble -- and that proved to be
the case. 40 was extremely difficult.

One of the few pluses for this particular contest effort is that for the first
time ever, I worked a new mult as my last QSO of the contest (in the last
minute too). Thanks to GM0B (40m).

Another “fun” event was repeatedly hearing VP8NO answering CQs on 10m. So
when I next happened to hear him calling someone, I went up a few and started
calling CQ. I had an LU answer me and then, on my next set of CQs, VP8NO
called in. Hooray! Those two contacts were the only Qs during the entire
weekend where I was not S+P. The funny thing (for me) is that I’ve had
several “QSO’s” with VP8NO on the Elecraft reflector (and mostly
off-line) where we have done such great things as discuss the merits of the K2
type of pushbutton versus those used on the K3.  What can I say; you
can’t contest all the time.

And another other “fun” event was also on 10m and that was calling in the
pileup on ZS6EZ. When Chris heard me, the exchange was, “Doug, your 5938”
(no callsign). How cool is that? Pretty neat for QRP. Gosh, I sure hope it
wasn’t K1DG or K4LY or….. That possibility didn’t cross my mind during
the QSO.

On the opposite end of the scale, the biggest disappointment was hearing 9M8Z
CQing with NO TAKERS, but he never heard me, despite my many anxious minutes of
multiple attempts. I had worked several JA’s in this same time frame, so I
figured it might be possible, especially with “no takers,” but, well,
that’s QRP. Similar thing with C91, except that he ALWAYS had a massive
number of callers…and I never even bothered to try.

After the contest, I ended up with 99 separate DXCC countries worked with QRP;
something I always like to track.

Well, now I have a couple weeks to think about more antennas until the CW
weekend. I just hope I can successfully convert my “thinking” into
“doing.”

de Doug, KR2Q
 
VC6A(@VE6SV)   M/S HP   4,118,6242010-11-01 11:44:02
The Sierra Victor team was VC6A – VE6RST, VE6TL, VE6LDX and VE6SV

It was a slow start, as we were still experiencing the effect of active
geomagnetic conditions from earlier in the week. Having a K of 3 and with 70 to
80 percent of our QSO targets passing the aurora oval, the first nighttime 8
hours were challenging on the low bands. We heard more than what we could get
into the log.

The 10M band was frustrating for us again, as we heard more multipliers than
what we could work. If we could have, it would have been 10 to 12 more
multipliers.

The 15M was not at its best either, as we could not sustain any type of
European or JA run. Also, no Eastern Europe or Western Asia opening and lack of
Russian stations for us on 15M band.

This was first time in a couple of years that we were able to get into the
second and third layer stations on 20M for about 2 to 3 hours a peak time.
Still no openings for us into Africa or the Middle East, we have experienced
this in the past as over the pole openings at midnight local time.

Saying all that, we would have not missed this great operating event. We worked
well, enjoyed each other’s company, had some laughs and eat some good food. It
was definitely a team effort team!

From the team a big 73
 
YTØZ(YU1ZZ)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   987,0402010-11-01 11:46:32
73`s
Milan YU1ZZ - YT0Z
 
W7WA   SOSB/40 HP   412,8002010-11-01 11:50:58
I operated single band 40m phone several times from the late 80's to mid 90's
from W7RM and W7XR using big monoband yagis. With a 2 el Cushcraft yagi I
never felt brave enough to attempt 40 meter phone from home until the recent
phone segment reallocations.

Some observations:

In the "old" days frustrated US hams constantly shouting "Listen up!" to dx
stations working simplex was a big problem. Happy to report I heard this
refrain said only once the entire weekend.

Back then it used to be that I could tune my receiver across the entire 40
meter band without the S meter dropping much below S9+20 due to AM broadcast
stations. In the evening the change below 7.2MHz seems quite remarkable. In
the morning there is still a lot of AM BC and OTH radar from Asia but it is
definitely improved.

In general the Europeans working split heard me calling more easily than the
ones working simplex.

The second night polar absorption was the lowest I can recall in the phone WW
contest with many stations heard operating simplex below 7.125MHz from zones
16, 17 & 18.

73 de Dan
 
K3AU(K2YWE)   SOAB(A) LP   150,7502010-11-01 11:52:06
Three Saturday evening and the rest on Sunday. Torture on Saturday evening with
only wires an 100W. More fun than I expected with 100W on Sunday, with rates up
to 133 in S&P. Ten meters was a pleasant surprise.
 
E71A   SOSB/15 HP   925,0002010-11-01 11:57:05
Setup: TS 850 + PA 1500W
Ant,s C31XR up 30M, 3EL mox up 12m...

OC 1%, AS 18%, AF 2%, SA 5%, NA 39%, EU 36%

73 CU next contest, QSL via QRZ.com

Emil
 
S53F   SOAB(A) LP   323,2322010-11-01 12:02:31
73 de Vinko s53f
 
SP4KNA(@SP4Z)   M/2 HP   1,242,0542010-11-01 12:06:36
This effort was made with team of students from two technical secondary schools
where I work as a teacher of electric and electronic in ZSE Bialystok and ZSM
Lapy. I also manage there two ham radio clubs: SP4KNA and SP4PBI.

Boys - members of our clubs are 16-18 years old and they could see their eyes
my real contest station (almost real let's say) and work a lot of DX contacts.
They were really surprise to hear all World DX and contesting community on the
radio working a lot of them. I think technical advanced station with TRCVs,
antennas, rotors, boxes, computers conected to RIG, Internet possibilty to work
Contest got them inspiration to learn in school and get proffessional job around
high technology in future :). It was a nice lesson of English and Geography,
too. Thank you visiting my station.

Conditions were very good during the contest, much better than last years on
higher bands in the North-East part of Poland. We had no problems with
equipment.

Operators were:
SQ4RCU, SQ4RNA, SQ4KJQ, SQ4O and SWLs: Pawel, Marek, Rafal and Rafal

Learn Morse'a code - it much better than SSB :)

73 Wes SP4Z
 
PY2SBY   SOAB LP   40,9402010-11-01 12:10:19
ANTENNA VERTICAL WINDOW + ICOM IC 756 PRO III
 
OE2GEN   SOSB/80 HP   186,4502010-11-01 12:11:06
What is Murphy? After about 9 hours in the night from saturday to sunday FT2000
gives up the receiving and the Attenuator doesn't work, also the IPO. Receiving
and Silence. Also the Main Fuse was falling down few times. Changing Setup to
FT-1000MP with all other Tools, MKII, PA and so on. Lost about 3 hours of good
running time and about 300 QSO's. But allways fun to give the point to the BCC.
Cu agn maybe in CQWW CW. 73, OE2GEN, Gerald
 
N7DD   SOSB(A)/15 HP   821,6482010-11-01 12:17:47
I applaud the Contest Committee"s recent decision to change the direction of
future events. This is the first time that I used packet in the single operator
class. It was fun. Sure was humbling to react to a spot for a new multiplier
only to find all of the big guys from the east coast already calling. Not a
chance for me, I came back later.

Conditions on 15 were very good the entire weekend. Sunday was a little better.
The band closed early, about a half hour after sunset but was open at sunrise.
We need a few more years of sunspots to get the great 2-3 hour opening after
sunset.

Never heard zone 23 or saw them spotted even though there was a JT1 placing
spots on the cluster. Never spotted me, of course.

Thanks for all of the Q's and thanks to all of the European stations who
cleared the frequency for the rare zone 3.

Larry
 
OK1CDJ(@OL7M)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   596,1772010-11-01 12:24:41
First time on 15m from OL7M QTH. We made some new antennas during the summer.
6el.@ 27m, 5el.@ 15m . The second day was nice opening to east , VK, ZL and
pacific was very strong. Surprise for me was 21 BYs in the log. I have heard
FO8RZ on 15m first time in my life, but couldn't brake the US pileup. Totaly
missed EU QSOs (i have only 44x DL, 17xSP, 13x UB - crazy). I need some new
antenna for EU for next time.
Log is on LoTW.
Thanks to OK2ZAW, OK1MU, OK1CU, OK1DF, OK1CW for great work on our QTH.

73 Ondra OK1CDJ

http://blog.ok1cdj.com
http://www.vhfcontest.net/cqww/
 
RA9AE   SOAB HP   2,030,0042010-11-01 12:25:25
RUN/SEARCH 1071/628
 
KY5R   M/S HP   1,492,3522010-11-01 12:25:28
1st multi single effort in 10yrs from the newly configured station. Also
most op's had very little or no HF contest experience which included multi-op.
Since I had got behind the power curve on a meet and greet before the weekend
the "new KY5R station" familairization and team building was the emphsis of
the weekend. So lot's of time spent away from the run's and mult hunting to
work with the op's on Multi-Single mechanics/strategy and hardware operation
(radios, amps, antennas etc). Also had time for a couple of great sit down
meals where discusions continued and questions got answered.

I am very elated that i can report no antenna or equipement failures occured
during the weekend which was ultimately comforting to the station owner, me.

Current configuration is:

2 x 5el on 10M, 2 x 5el on 15M, 2 x 4el on 20M, 1 x 2el CC 40mtrs, 2el 80M vert
array.
(The 10,15 20M stack are on separte towers. Currently only top antenna is
rotating as awaiting Tic Ring units for all three towers.)

Eqpt - 2 x TT Orion 1 X TT Orion II , 1 X Alpha 374A, 1 X Alpha 78

1 ea 2 X 8 Array Solutions Ant Sw 2 x Dunestar 600 swtiching BPF
(The antenna switch isolation and the switching BPF allowed all operation
with no I mean no intra-station interferance all weekend....another issue
thats
put to bed.)

Using N1MM and had no major problems which I thank Austin, K4AMK for.

So look for bigger scores from KY5R in all contest this season in a Multi-op
capacity. I am trying to replicate the effort of the old KP4BZ station from the
1980's era again which had much success . Yeah I know "click my heals together"
I am not the Carribean so more than likely no plaques but that's
not important yet Hi Hi.

A supreme effort was expended this very hot extended summer on the towers(TNX
K1TO,W4NBS,K4VU) has to pay off in the near future or my XYL is going to have
an estate sale well before it's time. So if there are any op's within driving
distance of Rogersville, AL that would like to get involved please do not fail
to contact me. 256-627-4025

See y'all in the CW weekend of this event plus ARRL SS weekends in between.

TNX fer the Q's and looking forward to ton's more,

Tim, Ky5R in the " Heart of Dixie "
 
VE1ZA   SOAB LP   771,6722010-11-01 12:29:28
Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN
1.8 67 124 4 4
3.5 189 407 43 14
7 144 397 49 13
14 175 478 65 20
21 308 836 62 17
28 71 200 18 7
Total 954 2442 241 75
Score: 771,672
 
K3FT   SOAB HP   519,6122010-11-01 12:39:03
Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN
3.5 47 104 25 11
7 107 297 48 19
14 192 533 77 24
21 206 595 78 22
28 36 105 9 5
Total 588 1634 237 81
Score: 519,612


START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: EPA
CALLSIGN: K3FT
CLUB: Frankford Radio Club
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED ALL HIGH SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 519612
OPERATORS: K3FT
NAME: Dave Weiss
ADDRESS: 125 Cypress Avenue
ADDRESS: Richboro, PA 18954
ADDRESS: USA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V10.9.6
 
OL3R(OK1VWK)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   547,7122010-11-01 12:40:15
First CQ WW phone from new QTH. Again completely portable or maybe mobile
operation from my car in typical autumnal weather conditions. Temperature not
exceeded 9 degrees of Celsius over day and zero degrees over night. Last
contact was second day at 17:30 UTC when was detected cranking battery problem
on my car. Probably lost last opening to State side and some mults. But I had
to charge battery for car diesel engine start. But how, when dont have charger
or second car with cranking cables and my location is slightly far of next
buildings or people ? Dont ask me how happened it, but this lines have been
written from my home backround :-)

The contest was nice as usual. Propagation conditions were better first contest
period. I had over 1000 qso's after first period. Nice long-path opening second
day separately to VK/ZL and South America. Also nice to hear from FR1LB, that
you are the first contact of this contest :-)

I have to definitely say that todays contesting is not only about total number
of antenna elements, total antenna height, local terrain profile, but also
about local noise level which affects how many weak signals will you listen to.
It is amazing to have chance for compare differences btw typical city location
and small willage location.

Equipment:
FT1000MP modified
OM Power
Hygain TH5MK2 1wl high
Win-test 4.6.0. + Microham MKII (voice memory and MP3 recorder)


Thanks to all who called and see you again in CW part ...

GL de Milan, OL3R
 
KT4ZB   SOAB(A) LP   975,0362010-11-01 12:41:02
First – Hats off to CQ magazine for sponsoring the contest and changing the
Single Op Assisted category to separate high power, low power and qrp. Sure
makes it fun to operate low power assisted, as it’s so difficult to run on
low power.

Conditions were excellent in Savannah with a huge opening on 15m; 10m did not
develop to Europe here. Only MI0M is in the log. Still nice opening north to
south.

The DX was outstanding with contacts to C91, 5R8, FO8, A73, TA2, 6W, 9K2, 5B,
AH0, NH2, S79 to name a few. The 103 countries on 15m was a DXCC band first
for the station. Heard lots more but didn’t spend all day to try a break the
pile. Nice to work VK and JA on 40m; but still don’t have an antenna for
Europe with low power. Sure to some big scores this year.

Almost all was S&P with a few short runs; clearing the band map kept me busy.
Did better than expected as was close to 1M points. Shouldn’t have taken
those 20 minute breaks to check football, etc.

Thanks for all the Q's and to those stations who stayed with me to get the
exchange. See you next time – Jere

FT1000mp, TH6Dxx, wires and N1MM
 
LS1D   M/S HP   6,385,7762010-11-01 12:52:30
Congratulations to all participants!

Folks, at last the second great event...

We tell you that despite having to visit Mr. Murphy during the contest (read)
the loss of the antenna of 6el for 10M, the thunderstorm with rain during the
first 36 hours. accompanied by winds exceeding 80 km/h, power outages,
some small and recurrent (about 30) and other long (3) (total 3 hours approx.)
occurred in opening times higher bands, we reiterate despite all this and
something else, we have made a great effort from all team members.

CU to ALL in 4 weeks on CQWW CW 2010!

LS1D "Six Stars Contest Station"
Visit us: www.sixstars.com.ar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100931083296187
 
W1MAT   SOAB(A) HP   473,4342010-11-01 12:56:58
73, Matthew W1MAT
 
WU9B   SOAB(A) HP   508,4912010-11-01 13:01:46
My pop gun station gets a little louder each year.
 
K5NA   M/S HP   4,748,3282010-11-01 13:05:40
We had a great operating team and gave the contest a good effort. As usual, this
contest was a lot of fun.

10M showed a little life but not quite as much as we hoped. We only woirked one
European contact (GW9T). The big 10M surprise was Sunday morning when we worked
a couple of far east stations on the long path (VR2 and B7P). That's the first
time I've done that in many years.

We felt loud on 160M and 80M, but not so loud on 40M. I need to improve my 40M
antennas somehow.

20M was its usual, overcrowded band, but 15M was a blessing. There were big QSO
rates and great conditions on 15M both days.

Congratulations to K1LZ for an outstanding M/S score. They blew everyone else
away.

73, Richard - K5NA
 
K1IM   SOSB(A)/20 HP   371,7802010-11-01 13:18:37
Began the test with an interest in single op all band operation, but changed my
mind 2 hours in with my available operating time. This is the first test with
my new TH6 triband stack at 50 and 90 feet. 20 meter performnce into the
pacific was beyond my wildest expectations ! Having the choice of placing an
antenna on fading EU and emerging AF was great ! Long path into VK was unreal.
I much prefer the CW test so I look forward to that one.

See you all in Dayton !
 
IR2M(IK2YCW)   SOSB/15 HP   568,8602010-11-01 13:21:21
We are sorry we miss Mexico and Alaska to complete the 40 zones.
We had a very small chance to Mexico ( he was beaming only USA), but no way
for Alaska, propagation was completly closed when Alaska showed up on
frequency.
The hightlight of the contest was KH7Y longpath early Sunday morning.

See you next year.
IK2YCW
 
WM3O   SOAB HP   201,3902010-11-01 13:21:41
started Saturday afternoon and lost the amp at 0149 UTC - DOH! got it back up
and running in the morning and enjoyed the activity on 15m. looking forward to
CQWW CW.
 
VE7SV   M/2 HP   6,550,4162010-11-01 13:24:11
Thanks to the many stations who called and added to our fun weekend and a
special thank you to all of our team who worked hard to repair the station
after losing a tower and all it's antennas last winter.

It was a great weekend with conditions much improved but 10m continues to be
poor here in the Pacific North West...maybe next year. Friday night was poor on
the low bands with DX CQ'ing and not hearing us. Saturday night was much
improved. Some 80 meter LP to Europe on Sunday am was a major highlight. 15m
was a pleasant surprise with better conditions than we have experienced in
several years
We are already excited about WW CW...see you then.
 
N4TZ/9   SOAB LP   1,032,5592010-11-01 13:24:35
Warning - this year's CQWW SSB Contest falls on Halloween!

That message should have been splashed across the CQ magazine
cover. I had been having some problems leading up to this
year's contest. So, what else is new? I managed to have my
prop pitch motor rebuilt (thanks to Kurt, K7NV) and reinstalled
this past Saturday, only to find that the controller also had
some issues. A trip to the big city scored some parts
Wednesday, but I still had some concerns about reliability.
Before the repairs, the motor would run even with the controller
idling, and the antenna cannot be seen from the house, even
in daylight.

I had noticed some heavy S5 QRN in all directions a few
weeks ago, but attributed it to the lack of rainfall for the
past 3 months. We got about an inch of rain this week, so
I thought it should be ok. When the contest started, I
realized that the problem was not QRN but rather much higher
gain on my second rig (about 20dB greater than my other rigs),
which caused overloading even with the attenuator inline.
So, after battling it the first few hours, I settled down
to SO1R which is pretty slow on the low bands with low
power. Saturday morning, the remaining Orion started to
lock up every few minutes, at first every half hour, but
by late afternoon every 5 or 10 minutes. I tried to do
a master reset but ended up with a rig that didn't work
at all. Rather than do any permanent damage in my sleep-
deprived mode (36 hours since my last nap), I elected to
pull the plug just as Halloween officially arrived at 0000Z.

Sunday morning, I decided to try to troubleshoot my problems.
I managed to successfully reset the Orion so that I could
see what was causing the need to reboot every few QSOs.
Many hours of off-and-on operating failed to disclose any
definitive problem; however, after swapping my external
tuning Pods, I managed to keep the Orion on the air for
the last two hours with no need to reboot, so that may
be it. I guess I'll operate some in SS to see whether
that does it while I keep plugging away on the other
rig to see what it's problem is.

Total time in chair about 33, including troubleshooting.
 
EA2NN   SOAB(A) LP   702,6962010-11-01 13:26:00
CQWWSSB Score Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2010-10-30

CallSign Used : EA2NN
Operator(s) : EA2NN

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 14
Gridsquare : IN83LH

Name : Ivan Bermejo
Address : Avd. San Bartolome 1, 20ºC
City/State/Zip : Barakaldo 48902
Country : Spain

ARRL Section : DX
Club/Team :
Software : N1MM Logger V10.10.2

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN
1,8 1 0 1 1
3,5 13 13 11 4
7 76 113 36 13
14 472 964 69 20
21 517 1443 58 24
28 35 89 20 11
Total 1114 2622 195 73


Score : 702.696
Rig : IC-756ProIII

Antennas : Triband 3el yagui @ 80mts AGL // Multiband dipole

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 : 2010-11-01 Signature :
 
IK1DFH   SOAB LP   37,7882010-11-01 13:27:25
73" de Roby IK1DFH
 
9A2EU(@9A7T)   SOAB(A) HP   102,6722010-11-01 13:31:15
Few hours just for fun. Good conditions on 15 meters. Band was crowded from
21100 to 21450. CU in CW part.
73
Zlatko, 9A2EU
 
K7HC   SOAB(A) HP   471,7702010-11-01 13:31:23
Too many local (family) interruptions - but fun also
 
DO6SR   SOSB(A)/15 LP   17,0192010-11-01 13:36:16
Vertical Antenna & TS-480 SAT
 
S56M(@S5ØG)   SOSB/15 HP   355,0682010-11-01 13:37:47
Rig: FT 1000 MP MARK V + Ameritron AL-1500;
Ant: 6 el yagi, 15 meters high;
4 el quad, 17 meters high.
Shot story:
After my sad-lucky fall from 30 meters high tower, together with 17-4
opti-beam, during the installation 14 days ago, I find out, that instead of
SO/AB operation, SO/21 Mhz may be the right solution for this year CQ WW SSB
contest. Waste:

Contest Saturday afternoon brought me some nice pile-ups and failure of 6 el
yagi rotor, which turned coax around the tower several times, and cut it it.
OK. I continued with work on 4 el quad on second tower...but! Strong night wind
literally took quad from the tower, luckly suspended on cables, and not on the
top of my Toyota. Since I am not yet strong enough to climb, that made me QRT.

However: Last weeks hard work gave me number of wonderful hours, some of them
this Saturday, of course.

Se you in CW work, perhaps from E7.

Thanks for company and 73
de Vito, S56M
 
S53MM   SOSB/15 HP   888,8002010-11-01 13:48:32
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

EU 0 0 0 0 599 0 599 26.6
AS 0 0 0 0 394 0 394 17.5
OC 0 0 0 0 41 0 41 1.8
AF 0 0 0 0 46 0 46 2.0
SA 0 0 0 0 49 0 49 2.2
NA 0 0 0 0 1125 0 1125 49.9


Same score as last year with 150 qso less ant 9 MPL less. But I have this year
1035 USA calls, including 110 from zone 3 in the log. Most funny missing MPL's
were SV, UA2 and XE.
Good opening to NA produced also intercontinental QRM, I had to leave QRG few
times. Should balance better S&P for MULTs vs. RUN.

Matija/S53MM
 
W1DX   M/2 HP   3,427,9802010-11-01 13:57:20
This years CQWW SSB was the first Multi-II operation at the W1AN QTH in over 15
years. As contest stations go, the setup is a modest one. Station 1 antennas
consist of a KT36XA on one tower at 72 feet, an 80M full size vertical and a
"T" vertical topping at 80 feet for 160M. Two 560 foot beverages favor JA and
EU. An FT1000D and a K3 are the available rigs. The amp is an AL1200.

Station 2 has a 30 year old Mosley CL33 at 97 feet and an XM240 for 40 at 92
feet. An 80M inverted Vee hangs off the Station 2 tower at 80 feet. The rig is
an FT1000MP. The amp is another AL1200.

These two towers were installed within the last couple of months. The old 110
foot number 3 tower will sport new antennas in the coming year. The two
verticals and wires and beverages were installed in the week prior to the
test.

There was little planning or scheduling. We pretty much decided which bands we
would operate based on current propagation, mult spots and which station had the
more favorable antenna. It was soon apparent that the 80M vertical would easily
outperform the inverted Vee. The CL33 at 97 feet would often equal the
performance of the KT36XA at 72 feet. It was nice to have the two tribanders
for flexibility.

Twenty was the busiest band but for a good part of the daylight hours 15 meters
was the place to be. Ten meter openings were there but you had to constantly
monitor for spots, swing the beam around and listen for signal strengths to
improve. Near the 2300 hour on Sunday we were amazed to work some very strong
20M stations from BY. I wondered what power they were running..? 80M was noisy
both nights and 160M was much quieter on Saturday night. 40M was busy and I'm
sure would could have put more time in there. We often found S&P to outperform
the run rate. Asking over and over for repeats while running in all the QRM was
painful. We did manage to work all 40 zones.

Thanks goes to the members of the CTRI Contest Group for getting the towers,
antennas and stations ready for this and future contests and for all the chair
time!

Thanks for all the Q's!
John W1AN
 
W4KW   SOAB HP   507,7802010-11-01 14:01:00
Good conditions on 10 Meters both days. The highlight was working B1Z 10 minutes
before the contest ended. Tnx to ALL who worjed the contest.
I hope to hear and work you during the next contest.

73'3
Bert
 
K9YC   SOAB(A) HP   926,2802010-11-01 14:09:22
I don't like SSB nearly as much as CW, and my station doesn't play as
well on SSB as on CW, so I wasn't planning to take this weekend
seriously. I didn't run SO2R, I didn't worry about a strong start, took
some time off to watch a movie with the XYL Friday night, and went to be
early, so no JA runs.

But, as I so often do, I got sort of fired up as things were going
fairly well, I did get up to work EU Saturday morning, and by Saturday
afternoon, had decided to take a nap before midnight and return to run
JAs on 40 and 80. That sort of backfired through -- by the time I was
back up at 3am the skip was long and they were working the east coast
and not hearing me very well. Back to a nap at 5 am, then up at 8:30 am
to hit the EU openings on 20 and 15.

Neither 15M or 20M were as good to EU as I've heard them (for example,
ARRL CW this spring), but I still had fun. The new 40M wire Yagi I put
up for SS doesn't do much for EU or SA, but it sure does help in Africa.

One of the biggest negatives about SSB contests is the really awful audio
coming out of so many stations. These guys seem to think that if they drive the
rig harder, it will be louder. Instead, it drives the audio stages into
distortion, makes the audio muddy and hard to understand, and splatters like
crazy. The excessive mic gain also brings up the background noise, which also
increases the splatter. On at least a twenty signals, I either could not copy
their call, or had to listen so many times to get it that I simply gave up on
them.

That's in addition to all the phase noise from old and/or cheap radios, and the
amps that depend on ALC to set power, creating more splatter. I had a guy like
that about 1.5 miles from me who wiped out half of 20M when he transmitted. And
he called CQ non-stop. Compare that with K6XX, who's only 3.5 miles from me --
with our K3s, we can work a kHz apart on SSB and a few hundred Hz on CW without
bothering each other at all.

Thanks for all the Qs. But PLEASE CLEAN UP YOUR RIGS! 73, Jim K9YC
 
S54A   SOAB(A) LP   101,4912010-11-01 14:15:02
Being on air only 9 hours but more on harvesting olives,...
Hope to operate full time in CW part.

73 to all

Ivo S54A
 
N1QEH   SOAB HP   51,4082010-11-01 14:18:11
My first real effort for CQ WW and what fun I had.

Even though I am not a big gun with towers growing up everywhere, my multi-band
vertical did a great job. Looking forward to the next one...

Al N1QEH
 
WU4B   SOAB LP   14,4102010-11-01 14:20:05
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: GA
CALLSIGN: WU4B
CLUB: South East Contest Club
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 14110
OPERATORS: WU4B
NAME: Clark Macaulay
ADDRESS: 5161 Hampton Lake Drive
ADDRESS: Marietta, GA 30069
ADDRESS: USA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V10.10.2
QSO: 3702 PH 2010-10-30 0020 WU4B 59 5 VE3DC 59 04

QSO: 3732 PH 2010-10-30 0021 WU4B 59 5 VE3JM 59 04

QSO: 21279 PH 2010-10-30 1544 WU4B 59 5 XE1GRR 59 06

QSO: 21313 PH 2010-10-30 1554 WU4B 59 5 EA3CI 59 14

QSO: 21328 PH 2010-10-30 1602 WU4B 59 5 CR3A 59 33

QSO: 21341 PH 2010-10-30 1607 WU4B 59 5 DR1A 59 14

QSO: 21344 PH 2010-10-30 1608 WU4B 59 5 IR4W 59 15

QSO: 21389 PH 2010-10-30 1614 WU4B 59 5 G5E 59 14

QSO: 21428 PH 2010-10-30 1620 WU4B 59 5 HQ2W 59 07

QSO: 21435 PH 2010-10-30 1621 WU4B 59 5 P40W 59 09

QSO: 21320 PH 2010-10-30 1624 WU4B 59 5 PJT2 59 09

QSO: 21202 PH 2010-10-30 1819 WU4B 59 5 VO2NS 59 02

QSO: 21251 PH 2010-10-30 1828 WU4B 59 5 EF8R 59 33

QSO: 21255 PH 2010-10-30 1829 WU4B 59 5 YN2AA 59 07

QSO: 21255 PH 2010-10-30 1829 WU4B 59 5 VY2TT 59 05

QSO: 21267 PH 2010-10-30 1830 WU4B 59 5 4B2S 59 06

QSO: 21358 PH 2010-10-30 1847 WU4B 59 5 VE4PR 59 04

QSO: 21418 PH 2010-10-30 1900 WU4B 59 5 CQ9T 59 33

QSO: 21194 PH 2010-10-31 1722 WU4B 59 5 P49Y 59 09

QSO: 21196 PH 2010-10-31 1723 WU4B 59 5 GM6NX 59 14

QSO: 21243 PH 2010-10-31 1732 WU4B 59 5 EA5SR 59 14

QSO: 21264 PH 2010-10-31 1734 WU4B 59 5 ED1R 59 14

QSO: 21359 PH 2010-10-31 1746 WU4B 59 5 F8DBF 59 14

QSO: 21399 PH 2010-10-31 1751 WU4B 59 5 TI5N 59 07

QSO: 21424 PH 2010-10-31 1754 WU4B 59 5 FO8RZ 59 32

QSO: 28480 PH 2010-10-31 1756 WU4B 59 5 LP1H 59 13

QSO: 14335 PH 2010-10-31 1805 WU4B 59 5 E73M 59 15

QSO: 14333 PH 2010-10-31 1806 WU4B 59 5 SP4LJD 59 15

QSO: 14330 PH 2010-10-31 1807 WU4B 59 5 S50K 59 15

QSO: 14303 PH 2010-10-31 1813 WU4B 59 5 SN3R 59 15

QSO: 14296 PH 2010-10-31 1814 WU4B 59 5 TM7F 59 14

QSO: 14285 PH 2010-10-31 1816 WU4B 59 5 GW9T 59 14

QSO: 14231 PH 2010-10-31 1830 WU4B 59 5 DQ4W 59 14

QSO: 14189 PH 2010-10-31 1837 WU4B 59 5 YT0W 59 15

QSO: 14195 PH 2010-10-31 1841 WU4B 59 5 GI6K 59 14

QSO: 14273 PH 2010-10-31 1853 WU4B 59 5 EI2CN 59 14

QSO: 14328 PH 2010-10-31 1900 WU4B 59 5 CR3A 59 33

QSO: 14336 PH 2010-10-31 1901 WU4B 59 5 GM0B 59 14

QSO: 14315 PH 2010-10-31 1902 WU4B 59 5 EF8R 59 33

QSO: 14272 PH 2010-10-31 1905 WU4B 59 5 OZ7X 59 14

QSO: 14208 PH 2010-10-31 1910 WU4B 59 5 D4C 59 35

QSO: 14267 PH 2010-10-31 1916 WU4B 59 5 CN3A 59 33

QSO: 14285 PH 2010-10-31 1917 WU4B 59 5 TI0RC 59 07

QSO: 14288 PH 2010-10-31 1917 WU4B 59 5 VE5PV 59 04

QSO: 14292 PH 2010-10-31 1919 WU4B 59 5 CR2X 59 14

QSO: 14302 PH 2010-10-31 1921 WU4B 59 5 VP9/N1SV 59 05

QSO: 14282 PH 2010-10-31 1922 WU4B 59 5 VE7GL 59 03

QSO: 14277 PH 2010-10-31 1923 WU4B 59 5 VP5T 59 08

QSO: 14232 PH 2010-10-31 1925 WU4B 59 5 G6PZ 59 14

QSO: 14219 PH 2010-10-31 1925 WU4B 59 5 VE7SZ 59 03

QSO: 21351 PH 2010-10-31 1931 WU4B 59 5 VP5I 59 08

QSO: 21343 PH 2010-10-31 1932 WU4B 59 5 HC8A 59 10

QSO: 21288 PH 2010-10-31 1934 WU4B 59 5 VE8EV 59 01

QSO: 21228 PH 2010-10-31 1936 WU4B 59 5 XE2JA 59 06

QSO: 21265 PH 2010-10-31 1939 WU4B 59 5 KH7Y 59 31

QSO: 21341 PH 2010-10-31 1945 WU4B 59 5 CU2CR 59 14

QSO: 21434 PH 2010-10-31 2245 WU4B 59 5 JH4UYB 59 25

QSO: 21293 PH 2010-10-31 2256 WU4B 59 5 LV5V 59 13

QSO: 21226 PH 2010-10-31 2258 WU4B 59 5 VK4KW 59 30

QSO: 3760 PH 2010-10-31 2313 WU4B 59 5 VP9/N1SV 59 08

QSO: 3784 PH 2010-10-31 2320 WU4B 59 5 SN3A 59 15

QSO: 3793 PH 2010-10-31 2334 WU4B 59 5 PJ2T 59 09

QSO: 14180 PH 2010-10-31 2347 WU4B 59 5 4B1B 59 06

QSO: 14195 PH 2010-10-31 2348 WU4B 59 5 YN2AA 59 07

END-OF-LOG:
 
K7ZSD   M/M HP   3,087,0252010-11-01 14:30:50
This turned out to be the Smoke Ranch Halloween party and by Sunday the costume
was crumpled clothes, bloodshot eyes, and headphone hair, scary. We operated
without half of our usual crew who left the state for vacation, tropical
diving, women, better work offers, weather, and money. This station was half
naked. The call went out, and then they came. One by one, some two by two,
others 5 by 9. This was the weekend of food, drink, CQing, and song. Al, K7AR,
an ex-college DJ, led several 60s and 70s sing a longs. These off tune songs
forced many to beg to listen to 20m sideband splatter.

We didn’t set any records for the station this weekend but several new
operators got a lot of chair time. No equipment failures or software glitches,
win-test did just fine. Thank you to all the operators who braved the dark 5
mile gravel road to get here this weekend, we had a great time.

Congratulations to NK7U for their record breaking score, very impressive from
the Pacific Northwest.
 
VE3CV   SOAB(A) LP   411,3452010-11-01 14:31:28
First entry with the DXE 5B hexxbeam, so I didn't stay on 80m. Went Assisted to
S&P new countries and give the antennas a good test. Found I definitely need
something better on 40m as my old R7 vertical outperformed the 80m Zepp V at
50ft. Also, I have a better appreciation for Amplifiers! Maybe next year.
Found low band conditions fairly poor because of wind/rain noise. Working EU
was not as easy as last year on 160/80m. Did some runs on 160 and 80m on Sunday
morning since not much was happening. Got the rate up to 350/min once some nice
Op spotted me. Great way to wake up after pulling an all-nighter. Highlight
was 10m opening to Africa - ZS, 5N, and EA8, but missed ST2AR report to QSB.
And longpath openings to VK, when their sigs were about S1-S2!
Glad the next contest is CW as my throat needs a rest. DVK WAV files seemed to
have too low audio punch. Have to work on those.

Thanks for all the Qs and to the OPs that pulled my 100W out of the noise.
73
Jeff, VE3CV

DXE 5 Band Hexxbeam at 40ft.
Cushcraft R7 vertical
80m Zepp and full wave 80m delta loop
Zepp used as 50ft. top-loaded vertical for 160m (11 Q-wave radials, so far)
FT-1000 MP 100W
N1MM logger v. 10.2 worked great. Thanks to the developer team!
 
OK1BN(@OK7K)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   936,1922010-11-01 14:40:21
Very nice contest and I enjoyed it. Thank you all for calling.

Equipment:
Yaesu FT-1000MP MarkV-Field
ACOM-2000A
5el ZX YAGI @ 24m
FB-33 Tribander @ 15m
Vertical Dipol @ 8m


73! Petr OK1BN
 
ON4WW   SOSB(A)/160 HP   44,5502010-11-01 14:44:31
Not a fulltime entry. Band closed almost completely well over an hour before
sunrise during first night.
 
S51CK   SOSB(A)/40 HP   344,0252010-11-01 14:49:51
73 de s51ck
 
ED1R   M/S HP   6,678,9382010-11-01 14:51:00
This has been the first Contest from the new station of ED1R, the first
impressions have been good. The Contest began three days with the assembly of
antennas for low bands and proving possible interferences.

The weather was brilliant until the same Friday before beginning the wheather
changed completely and gusts of wind of 90Km/h broke part to us of an element
of the antenna for 40m, if not it go little were put to pour without stopping
during hours while it was still part of the assembly of radial in the antennas
of 80 and 160. The truth that when we saw the broken antenna fell the soul to
the ground with the illusion put during the last months in a pains 10 minutes
we were without antenna… with resignation and under tremendous rain we
mounted all the radial ones of 80 and 160m; and to get out of trouble a
vertical antenna for 40m with radial settled that would at least allow us to
leave in that band. The Team enough was reduced finally and it worked very hard
in arriving at the Target numbers, could not have been, 10m did not finish
opened absolutely or in our zone, strong signals of the EU east but there were
no strong signals of center the EU where this all the activity, was not opened
either or towards NA, to pains a pair of QSO with the stations but strong,
adding this with the lost one of QSOs in 40m we have not been able to arrive at
the marked Target, despite we are contentments of the results considering the
problems with meteorology throughout the weekend. We can emphasize the good
conditions of 80m with good signals of JA, BA and ZL, in 160m also opened
rather well with NA but the band was with an immense noise. Complicated each
contest maintaining freq. because there is much shark with powers really lifted
with which it is impossible to compete maintaining it.

That is a little the summary of our participation, thanks to all to contact to
us and we were listened to in the next contests. The QSL of ED1R can be get
Online in the next days and send by Bureau, through QSL SERVICE that offers the
Radio Club Henares: http://www.radioclubhenares.org/rch-qsl-services/

Also we will raise to photos and but details our Web in the next days:
www.ed1r.com

Greetings, 73 and Contest !!!

ED1R - CQWW-DX-SSB 2010
Team: EC1KR + EA4TD + EA4MZ + EA4BGV + EC4DX + EC7AKV
www.ed1r.com
 
YL2PN   SOAB LP   86,1042010-11-01 14:51:15
IC-751 + Inv Vee 160-80-40-20 @ 10m Inv Vee 15+10 @ 6m
 
FO8RZ   SOAB(A) HP   2,916,8822010-11-01 14:52:05
Hello everybody !

My best score !

Many thanks to my wife who let me particpate to this contest. Usually, I am not
working SSB, but when you are in FO, you had to do it !
My shack is in the living-room, we had to put television in bedroom, and my
wife slept with my son in order to not hear "CQ contest ..." all the time !

Thanks also to Jack F6BEE who lent me amplifier and 5 bands spiderbeam after
TX4T.

My automatic "voice CQ caller" did not work on 160-80-40-20 !!! Bad preparation
Phil !!! I still can talk, but I thought I would loose my voice !!!

I lost a lot of time with calling CQ without QSO !!! Frequencies were clear,
but I was not spotted on the cluster. Until the moment you are spotted, it is
very very very hard to make a good run.

160 m : Inverted L 36 m
In CW it is difficult, so in SSB ...
I did not hear station from ZL or VK. I heard K3LR calling CQ but he was just
above noise. Good surprise with CE4CT.

80m : Inverted L 36 m
CR3A had a very beautiful signal and he was surpised to hear me with a good sig
also. QSO EE2W too. Had in log most the station in OC.
Tnx to JA1HGY Nao who sent me japanese band plan on 80 during the contest.
It worked very well with JA the first night, but quite nothing dring the
second.
As usual, if no spot, nobody come.

40m : Inverted Vee 13 m high
The TV of my neighbourg does not like too much power over 100 watts !!!
I promised to let him watching TV. I just called some EU stations to get
multis.
With 100 watts, it was very difficult.
I don't like SSB because, it is very very noisy, on 40, it was awful and I made
a great effort to work on this band. Impossible to get a frequency between 7120
and 7200 and higher, there were too much broadcast. A little dispapointed about
this band.

20m : Spiderbeam 7 meters up
20 was strange with to Europe during the second evening but really difficult to
be heard by Eu at this moment. A very good opening to USA the second day.

15m : Spiderbeam 7 meters up
Good as usual with good opening to west part of EU the second morning.

10m : Sipderbeam 7 meters up
1 week ago, I was working EU stations on 10 and I was really waiting to work
them during contest. The sun decided to not work this week-end. Only poor
opening to USA with deep QSB. A good opening to Japan and eastern Asia.


Few remarks:

CONGRATULATIONS to Japanese and US stations for their very good ham spirit. I
was running big pilup and often I asked them to QRX in order to listen to even
DX. They did it ALL. The frequency became suddenly clear, I worked the DX and
went back to run just after (1-2 minutes) with heavy pilup. Really impressed by
this way of DX'ing.

Many thanks to all who called me.
Many thanks to all "exotic stations" who called me and gave me precious
mulits:
FO5QB-3D3A-E51NOU-PJ...-9M8Z and lot of.

Propagation is not the same for everybody, often I heard KH2 or HC8 or ZL/VK
working EU stations and there were nothing here. As 3D2A says ... it is really
difficult to be heard in this part of the world, so if you hear us, please SPOT
us, it is really important for us.

See you during the CW part at the end of november, and don't forget:

If you hear DX from south Pacific, SPOT it !!

Best 73 from Tahiti

FO8RZ Phil

QSL via LoTW or F8BPN bureau or direct.
 
AD7XZ   SOAB HP   50,9272010-11-01 14:56:17
Fun, 20M and 15M were very busy. Even some 10M activity. Very limited time,
Micronesia qso was kool. Thanks to K7ZS, K7ZSD great elmers. Thanks for all who
had the patience to work my station. After the sun sets so does my antenna
scenairo.

73 and take care

Joe AD7XZ
 
OL5M(OK1GI)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   85,2022010-11-01 15:02:24
I could use the contest QTH in the mountains because of uncommon warm weather.
Nice opening to JA on Saturday - 31 JAs in the log on the CQ. On Sunday were
very good conds to AF and SA but only VE1TK and K3LR came from NA. I had to
finish in the Afternoon before the twilight. I had to climb to 30m, let the
antene down and disassambly it. I was alone there and I didn´t want to risk so
much in the darkness because ot the strong wind (18m/s). Contesting is only a
hobby...

Equipment:
FT1000MP markV
PA 800W max
6el OWA@32m
SW TR4W

Thanks to all for great weekend.
73,
Vojta, OK1GI
 
N4DXI   SOAB(A) HP   49,7042010-11-01 15:07:55
20 meters, noisy, weak signals from DX, lots of fading, many stations competing,
QRM, keyclicks and static, lots of pileups.

15 meters, ahhh. Strong, clear DX calling CQ, lots of room, many DX stations
readable without huge pileups...a pleasure.

10 meters, sparse. Not much going on from my QTH and times. Heard some DX
stations, but rapidly faded away.
 
OQ5M(ON5ZO)   SOAB(A) HP   1,720,1362010-11-01 15:08:48
My first All Band participation in an SSB contest.

While 15m was great, I couldn't get anything going on 20m in the mess. Rather:
could get it going but not KEEP it going. Always some powerhouse creeping up.

Only K3LR heard and worked on 10m. It was better to the east.

A small tribander on a 20m high tower and simple wires for the low bands with
only 1kW just don't cut it in this kind of contest.

For 47 hours I was thinking my setup is too small for SSB. Only the last hour
it hit me: it's CW as a mode that makes my little station look big. T-minus 4
weeks...

More on http://www.on5zo.be/

73 de Franki ON5ZO
 
9A7P(9A6XX)   SOAB LP   2,625,0212010-11-01 15:17:45
9A1P team commitments havent allowed to prepare serious M/S so I was left to use
the station for my old love - single op, low power contesting. Using such a
great location for low power contesting is really an amazing, unique
expirience.

However, after only 7 hours and over 600 Q's I was shut down by power outage
which lasted for over 4 hours (!!). It was 4 very long hours with lots of
quit/no quit thoughts (tnx to 9A1UN I stayed on).

Beside this electricity kickback, station performed smoothly. With
non-automatic station running barefoot makes life so much easier. With band
pass filters in front of 6x2 box, bandswitching was matter of seconds. There
were no RF issues either.

Highlights were nice USA runs which saved my result. Beside huge QRM it wasnt a
problem to score USA run from this station on upper bands. On lower bands I had
decend EU runs, without many DXes tho.

At moments it was very frustrating to hear much much more then I could actually
work. These gets to your nervs, specialy when it's about double mults like K3LR
or KC1XX with S7-S8 signals on 10m I couldnt break.

It was a weekend to remember!

Many thanks to 9A1UN, 9A3BIM, 9A8MM, 9A9SF for support.

73,
Hrle - 9A6XX

FT1000MP+TS2000 with PATRIK-1 simple SO2R box.
160m: inv v
80m: inv v
40m: GP
20m: 5el Yagi
15m: 6el Yagi
10m: 6el Yagi
 
3V8SS(KF5EYY)   SOAB LP   2,468,8082010-11-01 15:33:12
Another time, the "sleep storing" theory proves its efficiency even if it
remained a theory and couldn't be proved scientifically. For the whole week
proceeding the contest, I was having enough sleeping hours (more than needed
sometimes) and this gave good results during the contest in terms of
concentration and allowed me to forget about sleeping (for a long while!).

The targets for this contest were 2000 QSOs and/or 2 million points. The target
for DXCCs was 300. Special care, time & effort were given to DX chasing by S&P.
I had nice catches (S7, OX, HC8, 8R, etc.). That was great working new ones!

As my Spiderbeam rotator is not functional anymore, I was running up to the
roof (2 floors) to turn it manually and then down to the shack... I can't
remember how many times I did this, it was fun and it was "real" radio spot!
:)

Conditions were excellent on high bands, with amazing 10m; but 40/80/160 were
very crowded and very noisy. Seems like people are pushing huge power out of
their antennas. It was unavoidable sometimes to work out of the bands.

I gave a first ever serious try this time to 160. It was too hard to work on
but it gave me some precious multis! My 100 watts didn't allow me to call CQ on
top band, I only S&P and call several times to let people recognize my call.

At final, this is my best contest ever! I'm very excited with what has been
done. Thanks for everyone who called me!

vy73 de Ash KF5EYY @ 3V8SS
Tunisian op of 3V8SS Radio Club
http://www.qsl.net/3v4-002/
 
9A1CHP(9A3BIM)   SOAB QRP   152,0762010-11-01 15:37:18
ICOM 706 , 2EL QUAD 20/15/10, Inv.V 80/40, l/4 slopper
old school paper log ...

My first and LAST QRP contest ... some nice propagations on 28 but without some
bigger opening ...

thanks to all who worked me on 160m for patience

73 de Mirko 9A3BIM
 
E74A   SOAB(A) LP   239,2502010-11-01 15:39:12
My congratulations to everyone who heard me on 160 meters. All QSO,s I made
with the my yagi antenna MY6T, tuned with antenna tuner. Because of commitments
the second day I was not QRV... 73 to all.
Edin E74A
 
W1WBB   SOAB LP   215,1002010-11-01 15:40:37
100 watts, wires and willpower!

All S&P effort...fun but challenging on SSB.

Icom 737, single 88' all-band doublet up @ 50' + 160m inv-L, N1MM Logger

73,

Bill W1WBB
 
IU9T(@IT9GSF)   M/S HP   8,291,1362010-11-01 15:46:18
Great job with our special guest Saulius (Sam) LY5W. We had to repair 160, 80
mts and to build 40 and repair other antennas. Great job by IT9EQO with
Beverage antennas. Not ready untill 2359Z with software and radios. We had to
repair many things during the contest. We can do more with good ops like Sam.
Prepare for CQWW CW. WinTest was a new software for us. Hope to buy other K3s
and we need antennas for 40 mts. Good study be4 the contest helped us very much
to have a good QSO/Points rate. We didn't many common mistakes of other years.
Regards to fellow contesters that worked us on the bands, hope we have been a
good multiplier for you, expecially for those little good opening to USA on 10
meters.
Ciao from Sicily,
CU in CQWW CW CONTEST....
 
CE1TT   SOAB(A) HP   1,503,3662010-11-01 16:01:59
VERY GOOD CONTEST
 
LN3Z(LA6YEA)   SOAB(A) HP   3,793,1602010-11-01 16:09:17
Great condx on 15 and 20m.

First time we did not worked in M/S class due to different reasons. Played
around alone with my brand new IC-7700, and had a good time. SOAB means 100%
dedication, but a flu with fever forced me to withdraw from a full time effort,
and the throat did not cooporate at all. 12 hours offtime :(

Cya in the cw portion, with more operators (M/S) and 100% effort.
LA6YEA
 
W6YA   SOSB/15 HP   429,9752010-11-01 16:16:50
It was a big surprise to hear 15m in such good shape! I didn't hear anyone in
zones 17,21,22,29,34,36. Where was zone 29? During our morning European
openings it was nearly impossible to find a run frequency anywhere in the band,
all the way to 21.450! I had forgotten what a workout CQWW SSB is! I'm looking
forward to CQWW CW next month, without the headaches.


K-3
Ten Tec Titan
4 el @ 80'
Dipole element at 75' broadside to yagi (either/both)


Jim
W6YA
 
NN3RP   SOAB(A) HP   102,3842010-11-01 16:36:12
No runs were successful. I even heard W3LPL trying hard :).

All QSOs were S&P. At one stop, someone said to
DX station: "I finally made it." Meaning like, he'd been waiting
for a long time to get through. It's nice to have some extra punch!

We anxiously await for the coming weekend, CW!!!!

Rafael
Washington, DC
 
NP4DX(KP4WW)   SOSB/40 HP   401,1932010-11-01 16:44:44
Thanks to Alfredo (WP3C) and his wife Wanda (WP4NUL) for hosting me and
providing a first class station to operate. It felt great to be back after
being inactive for seven years. We originally planned to run the station
multisingle, but due to amplifier malfunctions we ended up running SOSB.
Although I began the contest high power; two hours in, the TX relay in my AL80B
amp failed. I continued low power until the next morning. In the morning, we
cleaned the relay, and I was able to use it part-time. It would work off and
on. Anyway, I had alot of fun, and I'm very appreciative to the hospitality
provided by WP3C and WP4NUL. 73' Rafael KP4WW

webpage: http://www.wp3c.qth.com/np4dx.htm

Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 40 | TOTAL
==========================
3V | AF | 1 | 1
4L | AS | 1 | 1
4O | EU | 1 | 1
5B | AS | 2 | 2
6W | AF | 1 | 1
9A | EU | 8 | 8
A7 | AS | 1 | 1
C3 | EU | 1 | 1
CE | SA | 1 | 1
CM | NA | 8 | 8
CN | AF | 1 | 1
CT | EU | 3 | 3
CT3 | AF | 3 | 3
CU | EU | 1 | 1
CX | SA | 2 | 2
D4 | AF | 1 | 1
DL | EU | 79 | 79
E7 | EU | 2 | 2
EA | EU | 30 | 30
EA8 | AF | 4 | 4
EI | EU | 3 | 3
ER | EU | 1 | 1
ES | EU | 2 | 2
EU | EU | 3 | 3
F | EU | 21 | 21
FG | NA | 1 | 1
FM | NA | 1 | 1
FY | SA | 1 | 1
G | EU | 21 | 21
GI | EU | 2 | 2
GJ | EU | 1 | 1
GM | EU | 6 | 6
GW | EU | 1 | 1
HA | EU | 7 | 7
HB | EU | 6 | 6
HB0 | EU | 1 | 1
HI | NA | 1 | 1
HK | SA | 4 | 4
HP | NA | 1 | 1
HR | NA | 1 | 1
I | EU | 29 | 29
IT9 | EU | 4 | 4
J3 | NA | 1 | 1
J6 | NA | 2 | 2
JA | AS | 11 | 11
JT | AS | 1 | 1
K | NA | 742 | 742
KH0 | OC | 1 | 1
KH2 | OC | 3 | 3
KH6 | OC | 7 | 7
KP2 | NA | 3 | 3
KP4 | NA | 4 | 4
LA | EU | 3 | 3
LU | SA | 2 | 2
LY | EU | 5 | 5
LZ | EU | 2 | 2
OA | SA | 1 | 1
OE | EU | 5 | 5
OH | EU | 8 | 8
OH0 | EU | 2 | 2
OK | EU | 14 | 14
OM | EU | 6 | 6
ON | EU | 11 | 11
OX | NA | 1 | 1
OZ | EU | 4 | 4
P4 | SA | 2 | 2
PA | EU | 11 | 11
PJ2 | SA | 1 | 1
PJ4 | SA | 1 | 1
PY | SA | 13 | 13
S5 | EU | 16 | 16
SM | EU | 1 | 1
SP | EU | 17 | 17
SV | EU | 5 | 5
SV5 | EU | 1 | 1
TA | AS | 1 | 1
TF | EU | 1 | 1
TI | NA | 1 | 1
UA | EU | 27 | 27
UA2 | EU | 1 | 1
UA9 | AS | 4 | 4
UN | AS | 1 | 1
UR | EU | 18 | 18
V2 | NA | 1 | 1
V3 | NA | 2 | 2
VE | NA | 62 | 62
VK | OC | 5 | 5
VP5 | NA | 2 | 2
VP9 | NA | 3 | 3
XE | NA | 6 | 6
YL | EU | 2 | 2
YO | EU | 4 | 4
YU | EU | 6 | 6
YV | SA | 6 | 6
Z3 | EU | 1 | 1
ZF | NA | 1 | 1
ZL | OC | 5 | 5
ZP | SA | 1 | 1
==========================

Worked Zones

02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23
25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35 and 40
 
W2CG   M/2 HP   2,137,8722010-11-01 16:55:37
At best a part-time effort due to other commitments. Look for us in CQWW CW.
Win-Test V4.5.1 worked flawlessly.
 
OK5R(OK1RI)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,319,9062010-11-01 17:07:00
We were planning M/2 OL4A operation from Brezina this year but.....after the
fall of the already nicely working and finished full size 3Y for 80m from 41 m
to the ground we decided to give up. We had only the old trustworthy vertical
for both 160 + 80m and no the 3el delta loop to the USA we had last year.... Of
course I had there well over 1/2 ton of aluminum and stainless steel junk worth
a few thousand $$.

Just in Wednesday I said it is a pity and that I might try once more some
single band operation. Since I also got a sore throat I decided not to be on
40m since it is 48 hour event and "not nice" operation due to the tremendous
jam. On 20m planed my buddy OK1RF/CT1JLZ operation and I thought there is no
chance against him also I thought it would be too long for my throat - so I
decided to go 15m and I was ready in the case my throat will be too bad just to
give up. My apology to a few guys who called me and instead of a reply heard my
not too nice coughing....and a reply next. I also decided after the experience
from four OL4A M/S and M/2 operations to go assisted - since I thougt it is
going to be more fun. My expectation was not too high since the band is not yet
"wide open" and so each few kms to the north play a huge role ! Still there is
6+6+6 and 6+6 and 6 on 3 towers, so.....

The propagation was decent. I finished having exactly 1000 QSOs from zones
5+4+3. Nice was to observe the increasing activity in zone 24. During our M/2
operation in 2009 we made 62 QSOs with this zone on all bands. This year I had
71 only on 15m !!! I just wonder how long it will take before we here in EU
will work more stations from zone 24 than from zone 25 ?
Another nice surprise was 30 (!!!) QSOs with ZS.

Interesting was the change in the propagation from Saturday to Sunday. Much
shorter; but much stronger signals from the west coast.
There was absolutely no LONG path JA. We worked some during both CQs last year
and during WPX SSB. Not a single one this weekend.
I missed zone 1 and I am not completely sure why. I understand there was
probably 5-10 stations active. I do not know if they did not heard any EU or
come to the band too late or there was simply no propagation??? I have not seen
a single spot made by EU station. All the spots came way too late and all were
made by the US. There was a couple of zone 2 stations (I worked 4) all coming
nicely and most being close behind the the "band openers". I believe there was
a chance much earlier around 13-14 GMT, 1630 was too late for EU - OX2A was
loud whole afternoon..... OK he is a bit over half way, but still.

It was very tough to make some EU rare multipliers I called SX5P probably 50
times during various times before I made a QSO, similar with GJ2A, SV9, C3. I
never made it to MD2C, even if I spent together probably 20 minutes calling him
both days. To work KH long-path or all the far east or Caribean mults was a
"snap".

Thanks for calling in and we (OL4A crew + some other OK/OM-s) do hope to get a
call from you in the CW leg piloting C5A - M/M.

73 !

Jiri OK1RI
 
NW3H   SOAB HP   138,2842010-11-01 17:21:50
15 was the money band for me this contest. Really nice opening to VK, ZL, and
Seychelles (Zone 39) on Saturday mid afternoon. This was my second CQWW and I
beat my 2009 score by 100K. Go FRC!
 
KU8E   SOAB LP   104,1402010-11-01 17:34:45
Tough going with low power and wires. Very frustrating to hear so many loud
stations who just CQ'ed in my face. 10 hours was about all I could take. Thank
goodness 15 meters opened up pretty good or I probably would have just quit.

CU from PJ4A for CQWW CW. It will be refreshing to be on the other side of the
pileup for once.

Jeff KU8E
 
WN3R   SOAB(A) HP   1,344,2642010-11-01 17:35:08
Single Operator, All Band, High Power, Assisted. I hope I selected the right
class above.
 
N3MX   SOAB(A) HP   593,3342010-11-01 18:00:24
Wish I had more op time. Conditions seemed very good.
 
K5ZD   M/S HP   7,149,3452010-11-01 18:00:41
Too much ham radio and contesting this year to consider a single op effort
(WRTC, WPX, more WRTC, etc.). Was very pleased to have Dennis, W1UE, come over
to join me for a "tag team" multi-single operation. It was "tag, you're it"
when one of us couldn't stand the QRM or needed sleep. Dennis did most of the
operating and that was OK with me.

Mostly one op on duty at a time, but we did some mult hunting with the second
station. I suspect we will have some band change violations. To be expected
when you have two single ops who aren't used to paying attention to 10-minute
rules!

The lack of antenna maintenance and age of the station is starting to catch up
with me. The magic 160m ground plane that has been killer for 15 years broke in
a storm. The replacement no longer qualifies as magic. Not sure the 4 square on
80 was working that well either. The low bands were tough all weekend.

Found the feedline problem that had the 10m stack broken for the last two
years. (The good conditions the previous 2 weekends had provided the
motivation to fix.) Still may be something wrong as there were several times
the TH7 at 40' could hear things the stack couldn't. And we weren't busting
many pileups either.

Best time of the contest for me was on 15m Saturday morning. Had a 218 hour
from 1208-1307z! Was streaming and recording the audio so will be fun to go
back and listen to that again.

Tough watching the online scoreboard and seeing K1LZ just destroy us. Krassy's
big station was ideal for these kind of conditions. Those guys were in and out
of every pileup in one call!

Some numbers for reference.

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

SA 4 21 32 49 60 44 210 5.7
NA 37 71 67 106 56 21 358 9.8
EU 15 131 345 1096 1164 5 2756 75.4
AS 0 2 17 125 37 0 181 5.0
AF 3 13 14 33 20 6 89 2.4
OC 0 6 16 19 16 0 57 1.6

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

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

00Z --+-- 9/15 43/38 4/7 --+-- --+-- 56/60 56/60
01Z 3/5 32/25 20/19 - - - 55/49 111/109
02Z - 13/8 27/16 13/7 - - 53/31 164/140
03Z 3/4 39/13 10/13 1/2 - - 53/32 217/172
04Z 14/4 8/5 15/9 5/7 - - 42/25 259/197
05Z 1/1 13/8 8/4 - - - 22/13 281/210
06Z 1/1 10/1 19/2 7/6 - - 37/10 318/220
07Z - 3/0 13/5 6/7 - - 22/12 340/232
08Z --+-- 1/2 7/4 --+-- --+-- --+-- 8/6 348/238 53
09Z 1/1 4/2 6/2 - - - 11/5 359/243 33
10Z 2/2 5/2 1/0 39/18 - - 47/22 406/265
11Z - - 1/2 121/18 21/26 - 143/46 549/311
12Z - - - 30/21 203/28 1/2 234/51 783/362
13Z - - - 5/6 131/7 - 136/13 919/375
14Z - - - 2/3 143/5 - 145/8 1064/383
15Z - - - 2/2 164/6 7/10 173/18 1237/401
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 64/2 62/12 --+-- 126/14 1363/415
17Z - - - 103/3 25/35 1/1 129/39 1492/454
18Z - - - 156/6 6/6 5/7 167/19 1659/473
19Z - - - 155/0 7/9 13/15 175/24 1834/497
20Z - - - 131/10 2/3 3/3 136/16 1970/513
21Z - - - 48/11 39/6 - 87/17 2057/530
22Z - - 14/0 33/11 16/0 - 63/11 2120/541
23Z 1/2 3/3 15/2 24/6 - - 43/13 2163/554
00Z 3/4 --+-- 11/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- 14/5 2177/559
01Z - 10/1 12/3 - - - 22/4 2199/563
02Z 3/2 7/5 9/4 - - - 19/11 2218/574
03Z 3/0 11/4 4/1 4/0 - - 22/5 2240/579
04Z 4/2 18/3 2/0 - - - 24/5 2264/584
05Z 3/3 6/1 - 2/0 - - 11/4 2275/588 35
06Z 8/7 34/3 - - - - 42/10 2317/598
07Z 2/1 4/1 60/3 - - - 66/5 2383/603
08Z 2/1 7/2 38/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- 47/4 2430/607
09Z 2/2 4/3 9/0 - - - 15/5 2445/612
10Z - - 8/9 24/0 - - 32/9 2477/621
11Z - 3/5 2/2 103/1 5/5 - 113/13 2590/634
12Z - - - 35/2 99/0 2/3 136/5 2726/639
13Z - - - 1/1 131/1 2/2 134/4 2860/643
14Z - - - - 81/5 - 81/5 2941/648
15Z - - - - 93/1 - 93/1 3034/649
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 1/1 79/0 4/4 84/5 3118/654
17Z - - - 66/1 3/4 1/2 70/7 3188/661
18Z - - - 90/1 1/1 3/4 94/6 3282/667
19Z - - - 41/3 - 34/1 75/4 3357/671
20Z - - 1/1 59/4 25/0 1/1 86/6 3443/677
21Z - - - 52/0 8/1 - 60/1 3503/678
22Z - - 42/2 1/1 9/1 - 52/4 3555/682
23Z 3/2 1/1 94/0 - - - 98/3 3653/685

59/44 245/113 491/143 1428/168 1353/162 77/55

11 six banders: CR3A, CR2X, DR1A, HI3TEJ, KP2M, OT5A, PJ2T, PJ4X, V26B, V48M,
YN2AA

25 others on five bands!
 
LP1H(@LU5HM)   M/2 HP   15,976,1582010-11-01 18:06:36
Thank you all so much for the Qs.
Deep heart Thanks to Ramón LU5HM, Ramuco LU7HE and Mónica for their
hospitality, support and friendship.
We enjoyed a great weekend with friends and despite Murphy's visits throughout
the weekend we managed to achieve our goal for this year's contest.
Lost the 40 M yagi the first night (SWR was suddelnly sky rocket) so it really
hurt the the QSO total and mults on that band. We had to stop the 40 m
operation completely.
We enjoyed several BBQs throughout the weekend and chated with Javi LU7HH/W3.
Propagation was hmmm. Just about the same as during last year's contest.

Best 73 to all.

The team LP1H
LU5HM, LU7HE, LU2NI, LU7HH/W3, LU3HY, LU5FF, LU4FF, LU5DX
 
AG4W   SOAB HP   1,087,9522010-11-01 18:08:49
I was very concerned at the start with 20 meters in such bad shape. I was happy
that I got the AL-1200 back from Ameritron in time for the contest.It worked
great.Replacing the bandswitch made a huge difference in power output. I had a
great run into europe on 15 meters on Sunday morning. I was also pleased to
operate on 160 meters this year. The 4 grandkids made a surprise visits this
weekend. That cut my hours short but had a great time with them.
160 meter vertical top loaded,80/40 meter delta loop,20/15/10 meter 3 element
quad,Orion 2,AL-1200
 
W7XI(W6XI)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   61,5682010-11-01 18:23:39
It was fun and I haven't done a SSB contest in a long time. I found it much
harder to get the calls right than on CW. Most of the time was S&P. I should
have run the Pacific and SE Asia on Saturday morning but the spirit just was
not there. Sunday morning I did run in that direction but it was not as good as
Saturday would have been. Oh well. Thanks to all for the contacts and pulling me
out of the pileups. See you in the CW.
 
K9MWM   SOAB HP   263,7842010-11-01 18:27:09
Got a little time off for tower climbibg. The coax pig-tail snapped
on the tri-bander. I did get some sleep also! 73 Bob - K9MWM...
 
N4IJ   SOAB LP   231,0982010-11-01 18:34:40
TEN TEC OMNI 6 PLUS (THAT REALLY NEEDS A ROOFING FILTER)
80M NO ANTENNA, 40M DIPOLE @ 55FT, 20M 2ELEMENT @ 60FT, 15M DIPOLE, 10M NO
ANTENNA
 
LW3EWZ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   43,8242010-11-01 18:35:31
Many static the first night the second night is very good enjoy the contest
thanks to my 850 and SB220 for the effort.
 
UP2L(UA9BA)   SOSB/20 HP   1,856,8762010-11-01 18:38:07
GREAT STATION + GREAT CONTEST = GREAT FUN
Thank you Grigori for hosting me again!
Thank you the CQWW Contest Committee for the GREAT CONTEST!

CU ALL in one month.

73's & GL, Willy UA9BA
 
K9CT   SOAB HP   460,4602010-11-01 18:38:38
Only a part time effort that should have been full time. The bands were fun with
15 opening so well and hints of 10m trying. The last hour of 20m was an eye
opener with some strong signals from BY and XU. 73
 
PY2DEZ   SOAB(A) LP   14,8502010-11-01 19:09:08
SETUP

RADIO FT897D
ANTENNA G5RV

ALL QSOS UPLOADED IN LOTW
MORE INFO www.qrz.com

73 for all PY2DEZ MARCUS
 
W7VJ   M/S HP   2,307,0752010-11-01 19:20:06
First, a big thank you to a great team for their commitment to the effort. K0PJ
drove nearly 70 miles each way twice to operate after being away from his family
for two months on business. KQ7W gave up an early trick or treat with his son to
stay for the whole contest, and N7NM brought food and operated after a 13 hour
work day. Others gave up time away from family and free time to work
throughout the night and day. Thank you all!

What a difference between Saturday and Sunday. We could actually run EU on
Sunday on 20, when Saturday it was a real battle to make QSOs during the EU
opening. Still, it was disappointing not to have any meaningful runs to Japan,
and it really seems that HF activity has really diminished from Japan in the
past few years. Every contest I am tempted to complain about conditions in the
Pacific Northwest U.S., but I always rememeber the advice of a fellow
contester, "If you want to improve your score, move." Not likely.

There were some wonderful surprises. Being called by 5Z4EE for a double mult.
Cracking a seemingly impossible pile up to V51YJ, working ZS6EZ on 10 meters,
and working 8J1RL for a double mult ten minutes before the contest ended, among
others. Was also wonderful to work my Bavarian Contest Club friends and
actually know who I was exchanging reports with.

Station played well, the team dynamics and coordination improved, and now we
can confidently look forward to the CW contest, our favorite. The 80m 4 square
is still not fully operational, and we paid a price for that. First priority
for antenna work next spring.

Many thanks to those who we contacted, and to the WW contest committee for
making the contests possible.

73,

Andrew
W7VJ
 
K3WA   SOAB HP   36,2842010-11-01 19:33:55
Every so often I rediscover what that microphone thingee is for. About 2 hours
playing to give out a few QSOs and test out the station before SS. Everything
worked except the rotator for my low 3 el yagi. The heavy winds we had the
other day sheered off the bolts so I have a rotator that turns and an antenna
that doesn't. Oh well, at least it is pointed east for SS.
 
WØAIH   M/M HP   5,836,0652010-11-01 19:38:41
A good sized crew and great conditions made this one a lot of fun for all.

15 out performed 20 this year and 10 meters was almost doubled in QSO's from
the count last year. I had the pleasure of operating 15 spot while Ryan,
KB9OWD was raking them in on 15 run. It was all I could do to keep up with the
spots and great fun in point and shoot mode, just knocking them off. The short
TH7 did the trick on 15 spot nicely.

It is always fun to have some new blood at The Farm.

Here is last years claimed score for comparison:

Summary:
Band QSOs Zones Countries
------------------------------
160: 135 14 29
80: 246 20 73
40: 461 30 100
20: 917 36 133
15: 775 30 122
10: 117 10 27
------------------------------
Total: 2651 140 484 Total Score = 3,925,584


Check out the hardware and station info at: http://www.qth.com/w0aih/

C U on CW! (it will be nice to get back to narrow filters!)


73, John K0TG
 
RTØC(@RWØCWA)   M/S HP   5,212,4162010-11-01 19:47:56
Propagation was bad on 10 and 80 meters.
 
N2MM   SOAB(A) HP   2,731,8582010-11-01 20:00:24
Note to myself...NEVER try to operate an SSB contest with a head cold

20m impossible...It used to be that a 4 el monobander @ 92 feet was a
competitive antenna...Not any more...very frustrating. 15m much better. First
night 80m very difficult, last in every pile-up. Saturday night fantastic. 5 el
10m yagi at 110 feet died. Forced to use TH6DXX at 50 feet...Turned out to be a
dynamite antenna to the south and Africa. Unfortunately rotor stopped
indicating...Had to time the rotation and then run outside to check...Got me
out of the chair....

One dumb mistake on my part. I went to bed at 3AM Sunday...set the alarm for
6AM. Ended getting up at 8AM...Just enough time to work JT5 and JA on 40m, but
too late to find clear frequencies on either 15m or 20m.
 
W1MJB   SOAB(A) LP   49,6542010-11-01 20:03:18
CQWW SSB was my first major contest. As the score indicates, I have many areas
in which I need to improve in order to provide the YCCC with a score that will
really add to the club aggregate in a meaningful way. But, I had fun operating
and there will be other contests where lessons learned from the CQWW SSB will
be applied to improve my future scores.
 
VE3JM   SOAB HP   5,512,1572010-11-01 20:17:45
I am looking forward to the CW leg in 4 weeks, but decided to see how my new
station will play in the SSB contest.

At this moment there is a single 72 feet high tower with a Skyhawk tribander at
72 feet and XM240 at 80 feet. There are separate verticals for 80 and 160. The
160 antenna is only 50 feet high with the T wires at the top, but it has 32
radials. A weekend before the contest I installed a 600 feet long reversible
Beverage, but didn't have time to play with it.

Since there is only one antenna for higher bands, on Friday just before the
contest I put up another small tribander next to the house at 20 feet - hoping
I can use the second radio. It turned out there was too much interference, so I
will install a vertical for the CW contest.

While I can do SO2R on CW to some extent, I quickly got discouraged from using
the second radio this time - realizing that I need some training for SSB.

The contest was fun for the most part. My first contact was Dave VE3AAQ/VO1AU
on 20 from B1Z. It was nice to see 15 open to Europe both days. 40 was a mess.

I get some intermittent strong power line noise. When it is on, the worst is on
15 meters where the noise is at S9. This weekend it was on for just few hours,
and luckily not at the time when I was on 15. Don VE3RM and I have tried to
localize it with a handheld radio, but to no avail.

The last time I made a serious effort in an SSB contest was 7 years ago from
VO2WL. I used to prefer this mode, but now I am more in favour of CW.
 
N2GC   SOAB HP   860,1022010-11-01 20:28:36
IC756PROIII, AL-1200, low dipoles

All S&P
Can't wait for CW.
 
CX5D(@CV5D)   M/2 HP   2,491,2442010-11-01 20:29:55
It was the first M/2 experience from the new farm
Antenna Field is near Joanicó, Canelones; 30 KM north of Montevideo
OPs CX1CW Oscar, CX2ABC Lupo, CX2AL Hipolito, CX5BE Julian, CX6ABC Lupito,
CX6DAP Jorge, CX7BZ Federico, CX8BBA Enrique, CX9AU Dan
They also collaborated with the operation CX4BAA Daniel CX6ACY Ricardo, CX7DX
Miguel, CX4AT Roberto, and special thanks for CX-SWL Horacio Nigro.

QSL VIA CX2ABC

Rigs 2 X FT-920 and lineal amplifiers Heathkit SB-200 and SB-220.
ANTs Mosley Pro-67-C 10/12/15/17/20/39/40 mts. 24 mts. high
Hy Gain Exp 14 10/15/20 mts 6 mts high
Homebrew 10 mts 4 elem
80 mts dipole 24 mts high and along wire to 160
RGSur Club it´s planned a lot of monoband yaguis for all bands.

Dan CX9AU
 
WN6K   SOAB LP   252,5602010-11-01 20:37:37
Started out in the hole...Yaesu G-1000SDX control box was not indicating where
it was pointing for most of the contest... got a replacement whenever whole
system can be replaced....future work.

Mostly S/P except for about 2 hours of JA on Saturday on 15m. 15m was THE band
but who knows if I had not been fighting rotor problems...trying to hit donkey's
tail with blinders on and being frustrated. Had to QRT early for family stuff -
Halloween reveling by the grandtots etc.

Fair conditions I would say...boy lots of difference a week makes. But
hopefully the spots will reappear in time for the next contest.

WN6K, Paul
 
W7WLL   SOAB HP   112,7502010-11-01 20:52:35
Thought the scoring rules to be a bit hard to understand. But finally figured
out that the XE contacts were only 2 pointers and W/K 0 pointers for QSO
points. Had some great runs on 15 and was pleased at the long AF openings. Sure
wanted to work the C3 (new for me) but never heard any buzz of them being on the
air.
 
WA7NWL   SOSB/15 LP   20,1002010-11-01 20:53:39
Had planned on being out-of-town but last minute changes happened. Always a
great time - thanks to all who pulled my little signal out for a contact.
Worked a couple of new countries/zones and many new calls for me.

Heard/worked several other Arizona Outlaws. Used a Kenwood TS-440SAT at 100
watts to a 40M dipole at 18 feet - not ideal, but hey, the electrons didn't
notice the difference. It's really easy to appreciate the stations, antennas
and hardware at N7AT after having worked from there several months ago.

73,

John,
WA7NWL
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   120,9082010-11-01 21:06:02
Rig: Elecraft K-2

Antennas:
10-15-20: 3 el SteppIR up 32 feet
40-80: HF-2V Vertical
_________________________________

I had a commitment this weekend that limited my op time to about 27 hours from
the usual 40 or so. However, the time I had to take off was during the evening
where I usually don't do so well anyway!

An hour before the contest I discovered that the SWR on my 3 element SteppIR
was nearly infinity on all bands!! I climbed the "tower" and the coax checked
OK, so it looked like my SteppIR was coming down for major repairs.

Then I remembered about the slippage problem these stepper motors sometimes
have. The manual is very clear about it and states that the first thing you
should do in case of any problems with the antenna is to use the "Calibrate"
mode which resets the stepper motors. That took all of 90 seconds and the
SteppIR was right back to its original specs!! Fortunately all that delayed my
start by only 30 minutes.

Good Qs included:

10M: 3 FOs in 5 minutes on the first nite, an E5 and a couple VKs. All this
despite the late start!
15M: GJ2A, B1Z, 6W1RY, 9M8Z, WH2DDK & AH0BT. And an amazing 35% of my 15M Qs
were in Eur!
20M: Nothing special.
40M: Nothing special.
80M: NP4A. He was an new band country from home. And JH1OGC was able to pull
out my weak signal with a lot perseverence on his part. TKS!!!

So it is nice to see the bands improving. On Sunday I was able to start
working Europe easily at only 1/2 hour after my sunrise!

So it was a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to to the CW weekend. For the
CW weekend I will be working from my friend Phil's contest station (N0KE) while
he goes to TI5N. Hope to see you all then!

Bill Parker W8QZA / W6QU
 
KC1XX   M/2 HP   16,916,6162010-11-01 21:11:48
Ran a bit short on staffing for M/M so we decided to enter as M/2. Great fun,
some new crew members, interesting conditions.

Lots of great runs on 40/20/15. 80 was in really bad shape for us - very
disturbed - signals sounded like they were in a tunnel a lot of the time.

Thanks to all the many DX stations around the world for all the contacts!

Looking forward to CQWW CW. Will try to find time to post a rate sheet and
other data soon.

73,
Dave KM3T, on behalf of the KC1XX team
 
PV2P(PY2DY)   SOAB(A) HP   2,154,0902010-11-01 21:21:05
SETUP
TRANCEIVER : ICOM IC 746 PRO
ANTENNA : 2 EL CUBICAL QUAD 10-15-20
ANTENNA : 2 EL 7 MHZ ( PP5UA)
ANTENNA : DIPOLE 3.5 MHZ
AMPLIFIER : AMERITRON AL-80B
MIC : HEIL PROSET PLUS

MANY THANKS TO MY FAMILY AND ALL OPERATORS IN CONTEST

FANTASTIC PROPAGATON !!!!

ALL QSOS UPLOADED IN LOTW

SEE YOU IN ANOTHER SEASON !


73 TONY - PV2P ( PY2DY)
 
N6BM   SOAB HP   233,1922010-11-01 21:33:39
CQ WW DX Contest: SSB

Call: N6BM
Operator(s): N6BM
Station: N6BM

Class: SOHP, Non-Assisted

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN
3.5 29 60 12 10
7 21 52 12 10
14 109 299 40 18
21 254 721 75 29
Total 413 1132 139 67

Score : 233,192
Rig : Yaesu FT-950

Antennas : SteppIR 3 element with 40 meter option
Home brew 80 meter wire dipole @ ~25"

Comments: 15 meters was my money band for my first attempt at this contest. I
used my Yaesu DMU-2000's band scope and the SteppIR's 180 degree F/B controller
to work stations as I saw them from Japan to South America by S&P.
I bypassed the big pile ups to go on down the band and gather more points
jotting down the frequency at the big pile ups to go back periodocally to see
if it was worth the 3 points for the long wait. I took a big risk to replace a
worn out TX/RX relay in my amp and only finished the project an hour before the
start of the contest. Fortunately it worked fine otherwise I'd go low power.
Overall it was a lot of fun dispite my disappointment that so many people don't
listen to the operator at the other end by calling out their callsigns when the
guy was already in a QSO...what a bunch of idiots. I was happy to break the
200 Q goal I set for myself and it became addictive to not stop there as I
couldn't work stations fast enough for the time I had in the chair. I looked
up at my the running total and about fell off my chair when it showed I had
gone past 400 Q's

Bill N6BM
 
N3RS   M/2 HP   10,137,4682010-11-01 21:47:31
In preparation for this contest season, N3RD and I made some major changes to
the station inside the shack. A new 9 foot long table with three operating
positions was installed. A multiplier station is located between the 20M and
40M run stations and was able to partner with either during peak hours. On the
other table we made it possible to partner with the two band-switching positions
along with retaining the band-switching capabilities of both positions. My
thanks to Dave for the engineering of these changes. The only change outdoors
was the addition of a new 4 element 40M OWA Yagi.

This was quite a weekend. It started with a shortage of operators, then one of
the auto-switching ACOM PA's failed an hour and a half before the contest. We
quickly reshuffled the amplifiers available an got started on time. Conditions
were quite good and the ever present line noise only made sporadic appearances
this time. Being short handed, we had only one station manned on the second
night for several hours. To make matters worse, just before the end of the
contest we lost a second amplifier. I guess we should be thankful that it
wasn't a serious loss, as there wasn't much going on on 10M or 160M, which were
the bands covered by that amplifier.

Despite all the above it was wonderful to hear 10M open again to europe. Lots
of asians made it into our log on 40 through 15 meters. The new OWA on 40M
worked very well and we did have some fun. My thanks to Doug, W3CF, for
manning 20M most of the daylight hours and for newcomer, Mark, NA3D, for ably
filling in on all bands. Dave, N3RD, was his usual outstanding self and Tom,
N2SR, did his usual job filling in on several bands hunting multipliers. As
for the OM, I enjoyed playing with my new toy (the 40M OWA) and doing some of
the 10M operating, even if it was an SSB contest.

I am hopeful that we will have a full team for the CW contest and push a bit
harder for a better score. Congrats to the KC1XX team and also WE3C for
outstanding efforts. The M/2 category seems to have become more popular of
late. The increasing SSN is really appreciated, so the scores should continue
to increase for the next few years.

See you all later this month on CW.

73 de Sig, N3RS
 
XE2AC   SOSB/10 HP   64,6532010-11-01 22:40:40
Rig : FT-1000MP + AL-800H @ 500 ~ 800 Watts

Antennas : Moded Crossbow 3 elements monobander yagi @ 13 meters
height, fixed to EU.
Moded Maco 3 elements monobander yagi @ 25 Mts height
Vertical tribander dipole, roof mounted @ 8 Metrs height

Soapbox : A lot of fun, despite being exhausted after climbing my
tower four times during the test.
The above, to prepare, raise and tune the recently
converted 3 ele monobander yagi.

Of course, I missed about 3 hours of a precious opening during my local
saturday morning.

Nevertheless, I consider it a worthwile investment for the
upcoming contests.
This allowed me to get rotability and greater gain than the lower fixed
yagi.

Highlights: - working long path VR2ZQZ/P and AH2R, during my sunday
morning.
- logging -first time ever, eight ZS stations (sunday morning)
- managed to work 2 EU stations
- very short opening -canadian and State side, on sunday morning.
- last two hours yielded only 10 qsos, although enriched by 4
multipliers.
- being called by 6V7T, 5W0KY.
- Loudest signal heard, goes to 3D2A, he was 59 +40
(one our before the end of the contest)

N1MM logger (latest version) worked flawlessly
 
9A9L   SOAB QRP   72,2302010-11-01 22:42:08
It was chance to test 4 el qq and moxon 3 el for 40. It was plan, but as usualy
problems and lost lot of time on some other acctivities. It is fun to work with
FT 817 and good antennas. Hope beter luck next year. Tnx to all who had good
ears and heard my tiny voice in pile ups.
 
WA7PRC   SOAB HP   46,0652010-11-01 22:49:08
80 & 40m were tough with just wires. 20m was bedlam (as always). 15 & 10m were
fun!
 
VU2ABS   SOAB(A) LP   46,6182010-11-01 23:43:54
CQWWSSB Score Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2010-10-30

CallSign Used : VU2ABS
Operator(s) : VU2ABS

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 22
Gridsquare : NK03CA

Name : Aravind Balasubramanian
Address : No 28, 2nd Main Road, Kottur Gardens
Kotturpuram
City/State/Zip : CHENNAI 600085
Country : INDIA

ARRL Section : DX
Club/Team : VU Contest Group
Software : N1MM Logger V10.10.2

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN
7 10 18 9 7
14 34 73 27 16
21 48 117 31 13
28 45 118 31 9
Total 137 326 98 45


Score : 46,618
Rig : FT 857

Antennas : Multiband Inv V (40, 20 & 15), Trapped Dipole (20, 15 &
10)

Soapbox : None
 
S57DX   SOSB/40 LP   328,4722010-11-02 00:18:09
I NEVER HEARD SO OVERCROWDED BAND! IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT TO FIND FREE FREQ FOR
CALLING CQ. MANY TIMES THIS WAS NOT POSSIBLE SO I DID S&P AGAIN AND AGAIN.
ANYWAY I MANAGE 44 HOURS OF OPERATION TIME! EVEN TODAY, TWO DAYS AFTER CONTEST,
MY BACK IS HURT. ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON I LOST ONE HOUR BECAUSE OF STATION FAILURE.
I LOAN 775 FROM BY BROTHER (THANKS S51DX!) AND CONTINUE TILL THE END. OPERATING
LOW POWER ON 40M IS REALLY PAINFUL. THERE WAS MANY MULTIPLIES WHICH WAS
IMPOSIBLE TO BREAK THE PILE UP. ON THE OTHER HAND THERE WAS MANY NICE STATIONS
WHICH CAME BACK TO MY CQ CALL'S!
MY GOAL WAS TO BROKE NATIONAL RECORD WHICH I PASS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CONTEST.
FOR EU RECORD I AM SHORT FOR ABOUT 100 CONTACTS...
IT WAS PAINFUL BUT I ENJOY VERY MUCH.
73 DE SLAVKO S57DX
 
DL2IAN   SOAB(A) HP   569,1362010-11-02 00:20:10
Hello guys !

First time using my new 2 x FT-950, not too bad, but lots of filter settings
possible, so it took a lot of time to find a right setting, but instead of that
i had to solve my RFI Problems in the headphone and i have to find some other
antenna place. But all in all my best effort on 1054 QSO ever ...
so i look forward to CQWW CW, easier as Phone in SO2R hihi...

RIG:
FT-950 2 x
PA: Tokyo Hy Power HL1.2kfx took only 300 W
dunestar bandpassfilters, MK2R+
Antennas: TA63M, 80/40 dipole, 5 Band Dipole for s&p Station
N1MM

thanks to all for a nice contest and cuagn on CQ
Tom, DL2IAN
 
VK8AA(VK2CZ)   SOSB/40 HP   220,0022010-11-02 00:30:33
Having realised the most fun in activating zone 29 in past years, and cobbling
together the left over parts from past, 2010 was a real low key operation. The
issues, delays and hassles with flights and rental cars aside were an adventure
by themselves... with rig and luggage and me taking different flights, our
re-uniting in Darwin was very happy.

The venue at the Darwin Surf Lifesaving Club is finalising renovations, and
found just a single AC power outlet active to run the gear. Installing the tiny
vertical on the beach worked well, until I had lunch and found it open circuit..
after replacing the balun, the antenna collapsed during its re-erection, bending
everything into scrap metal. With 40m due to open in under an hour, and the
blazing 34C high humidity weather wearing me down, managed to bend part of the
vertical into a weird wind swept C shape - better suited for an art gallery
than an antenna farm. With judicious use of a tiny ground arrangement into the
wet sand, the VSWR looked excellent across the whole band. The antenna design I
was hoping to mobilise generates a 1000km radius quiet zone, and the cobbled
antenna came very close. While great for DX, it did play havoc so as to miss
the VK0 and most ZL stations.

It is no fun stating out a near all nighter on 40m in a tired and partially
sunburnt depleted state, but thats what happened, and managed some decent runs
early on, so much so I though I was on 15m. Towards midnight, all the heavy
hitters with decent signals had been worked, leaving the low power and QRP guys
to work, and doing that on 40m SSB is seriously hard yakka. Surprise qso's
popped up all the time, working zone 40, 15, 10 and 11 all in daylight at my
end, including some special event callsigns 7,8 and 9 letters long. The second
evening propagation started out a tad later and everything played out very well.
Sadly, the tropical sand flies and mosquitoes wanted their share of unique DNA,
and after emptying a can of fly spray and repellents over a few hours, there
was no choice but to abandon the site around midnight.

Initial count suggests the VK 40m record was matched, and many lessons learned
to improve both antenna, pest control and some of my less than ideal fatigue
planning. Quantitative snapshot shows 750 QSO's, 31 zones, 80 countries and
about 220K points. Verdict was fun, exhaustion with a lot of scrap metal
generated.
 
S57AL   SOSB/20 HP   751,3002010-11-02 00:53:42
Rig: FT-1000MKV Field
Ant: 5.el.Yagi @ 17m (fix NA)
5.el,Yagi @ 31m (something was wrong - I still dont know what,
 
OM4MM   SOSB(A)/80 HP   61,9442010-11-02 01:07:34
My 1st contest with new call... TNX fer all QSOs. Please QSL via bureau. 73 de
Martin OM4MM
 
N4KG   SOAB(A) HP   1,148,6162010-11-02 01:32:55
Locals pressing me for my 'numbers' so I guess I will just have to post without
my usual writeup / statistics / comments.

I HATE to open a listing and just see the Numbers without comment.
It feels so EMPTY and SOULless.

I also hate to miss the Tuesday cutoff for the Band Breakdown Listing which is
almost impossible to meet with a lengthy writeup since it doesn't seem to get
updated for several days (or is it a week?). That SUCKS !

FWIW, I found conditions to be Weird. Listened to W6/7's calling stuff I
couldn't hear on 15M at the start, moved to 20M, heard an XE I couldn't get to
with my beam pointed East but NO AF or SA so moved to 40M and started working
EU transceive above 7125. 40M was Difficult without my beam - coax fell of
after tape broke from uV exposure. High 80M dipole/ladderline at 120 ft.
worked fairly well to EU but Inverted Vee to SA at 60 ft took a lickin' (High
Dipoles for 80/40 broke after 7 years in the wind). 40M numbers stayed ahead
of 20M until Sunday Morning when 20M finally came to life. 15M was THE place
to be this weekend, especially for Low Power and/or Little Pistols.

I'm still massaging my statistics. I KNOW I worked another multiplier on 10M
but must have forgotten to log him in my haste to go work yet another. Blame
it on old age... just can't push as hard as I used to, but even then I don't
recall making it over 40 hours. Used to do 36 pretty well. Now 30 feels more
comfortable.

Op time of 30 hours felt about right using 20 minute OFF Threshold because I
took a LOT of 20 minute breaks. Just enough time for a bathroom break and a
quick snack. 25 minute OFF Threshold gave 31 hours and 30 minute OFF threshold
gave 32 hours. 10 minute OFF threshold said 26 hours but I KNOW I spent more
than 10 minutes in some of the Rare Multiplier Pileups which were BRUTAL. 60
minute OFF Threshold gave 34 hours which is not realistic. Took a 1 hour NAP
Saturday morning at 16Z when absorption peaked. Told you I'm getting too Old
to be competitive!

Icom 746 (at 80W drive due to bad power connector)
B&W PT2500 Amp at 800W (needs 120W drive for full output)
160M Inverted L
80M Elevated GP and Wire Vertical in woods
40M 80M Dipole between 130 ft Towers aimed NE/SW plus Inv Vee at 60 ft SE/NW
20/15/10 TH7 at 40 ft (ALL monobanders out of commission)

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
HK1X   SOSB/20 HP   1,748,3402010-11-02 02:17:07
Very nice contest, not good propagation at night and midnight 16 hours aprox.
with any QSO on 20 but try recover time with faster operation in openings.
My 20 meters stack 6/6/6 in Jumanjis Field works perfect and mix combinations
to work different places.
Many thanks for everybody works me on the band and give me chance to make more
points.
Hope see on CQ WW CW on 20 with good propagation.
73s
HK1X
 
KG7H   SOAB HP   711,8282010-11-02 03:03:41
I don't have the stamina for the full 48 hours now, so I tried to cover a 24
hour day in pieces between the 2 days, with lots of rest. Made it much more
fun! Also, I love the K3 - esp with the P3 pan scan.
 
EY8AR   SOSB/15 LP   67,5282010-11-02 04:12:19
1/4 Vertical
IC-706MK2G

73, Rustam EY8AR
 
DH8BQA   SOSB(A)/40 HP   273,5672010-11-02 04:12:25
Elecraft K3, PA and a simple Triple Leg. :-))
 
LY5E(LY2IJ)   SOAB(A) HP   1,708,3962010-11-02 04:15:24
Too much preparation, equipment problems and I gave up after not full 18 hours
of operation -sri.
 
GW9T(MWØZZK)   SOAB(A) HP   5,008,8802010-11-02 05:21:29
This was my first effort in all band CQWW SOAB

I had set a target of 5m points with 500 dxcc and 150 zones with 4000 qs
falling short on the zones & Qs due to lack of sleep prior to the start
had 9 hours sleep half way though

10m sporadic openings to all coninents missed alot
15m was excellent maybe the best band and better when EU dropped in the
evenings
20m another good band good runs
40m was solid 20db of EU right though mainly S & P
80m worked well great openings in the morning
160m to much noise didnt bother so much, need some verticals for lower angle

station
Icom 756PRO3
Acom 1000
4L Steppir @ 30m stacked
4 sq 80m
4sq 40m
160m loop @ 20m inv L @ dipole @37m rx 720ft beverage to NA


realy enjoyed it!! see you next year!!

My thanks go to everyone who called

Vy 73 Steve GW9T (MW0ZZK)


BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 55 6 32 0 59 1.07
80 670 19 89 7 995 1.49
40 211 22 82 2 399 1.89
20 1119 32 106 3 2671 2.39
15 1413 35 126 8 3433 2.43
10 195 21 65 1 331 1.70
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 3663 135 500 21 7888 2.15
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 5 008 880



| Hr | |
-----------------
| 00 | 77 |
| 01 | 45 |
| 02 | 42 |
| 03 | 44 |
| 04 | 135 |
| 05 | 89 |
| 06 | 36 |
| 07 | 124 |
| 08 | 93 |
| 09 | 139 |
| 10 | 102 |
| 11 | 87 |
| 12 | 53 |
| 13 | 161 |
| 14 | 167 |
| 15 | 176 |
| 16 | 89 |
| 17 | 142 |
| 18 | 82 |
| 19 | 107 |
| 20 | 43 |
| 21 | |
| 22 | |
| 23 | |
| 00 | |
| 01 | |
| 02 | |
| 03 | |
| 04 | |
| 05 | |
| 06 | |
| 07 | 49 |
| 08 | 31 |
| 09 | 123 |
| 10 | 53 |
| 11 | 100 |
| 12 | 125 |
| 13 | 62 |
| 14 | 192 |
| 15 | 237 |
| 16 | 69 |
| 17 | 30 |
| 18 | 132 |
| 19 | 79 |
| 20 | 107 |
| 21 | 10 |
| 22 | 165 |
| 23 | 69 |
-----------------
| | 3684 |
 
NA4K   SOAB LP   861,6162010-11-02 05:43:26
All Search and Pounce, and there was plenty to work,
the bands were full.

Steve NA4K
 
OG1M(@OH1VR)   M/S HP   4,121,1242010-11-02 05:52:46
Thanks to Seppo OH1VR for organizing the operation and to the entire team for a
nice weekend!

We exceeded our target as far as multipliers and the total goes, but lagged
behind in QSOs. Pts/Q was over 1.9, certainly a nice surprise. Seppo's new
station worked well apart from some intermittent trouble with turning the
antenna tower. The run station was manned for close to 46 hours, the multiplier
station for 35+ hours.

Run: K3 + Acom2000A + 2x5 on 10m, 2x5 on 15m, 2x5 on 20m, 4 on 40m, wires
Mult: K3 + solid-state PA + SteppIR and wires

Band conditions were very nice at times (then again, they felt dismal at other
times!), especially 15m often felt like 20m. Too bad 10m didn't open up
properly, although we managed to snatch some nice AF and AS mults, even a JA
station with the SteppIR. This bodes well for the CW leg, so CU there!

73
OH6KZP
 
OM5M   M/S HP   3,254,8002010-11-02 05:57:49
Hello everyone!
Our contest started about a half year ago when we had to rebuild all our
antennas because of a few windstorms that struck Bratislava. At last we managed
it all before the contest and full of hope we gathered in our radioclub on
Friday for the "big event". Although we expected a little more OPs we didn't
let this fact discourage us and seven minutes after midnight we successfully
started our first CQ on 40m. :)
The contest went on without bigger problems. Sometimes it was hard to overcome
our tiredness because we didn't get to sleep a lot, but we had supplies of
coffee prepared for this. :D
One hour before the end of the contest we were searching for some more
multipliers and we began our last CQ on 160m, when suddenly a huge blackout in
the whole area!! We have been waiting till the end for some electricity, but no
miracle has happened. No wonder in Slovakia during a holiday :D
So we opened some Champagne and toasted to our first contest in this formation
:))
We had a great time together and hereby we thank everyone for calling us in the
contest!! We hope to hear you soon on air!!

P.S.: I have never ate that much bread with cheese and salami in my life!! :D


Miska OM4CX
 
VE3UTT   SOAB(A) HP   3,335,3462010-11-02 06:24:08
K3 to Optibeam + 80m dipole + 160m "L"

I can finally turn my antenna thanks to help from VE3FF and VE3EY.

No time to get up the new 80m antenna or re-tune the "L".

No running until late Saturday but was running at over 40 Qs per 10 minutes
multiple times on 15 and 20. Just need to stay in the seat more and run more.


Hope to get the new antenna up soon.

Thanks for all of the QSOs. Hope all had fun.
 
CO6LP   SOSB/20 LP   429,1832010-11-02 06:33:01
Very good propagation on the first day and so so on the second day .... Thank
for the all station working ..... I'am using FT-747 and 2 element monobander
yagui at 10 mH .... In the moment the rate up to 400 .... Thanks
 
KØEJ   SOSB/15 HP   544,2762010-11-02 06:45:59
first serious test of some of the planned antennas at my new contest QTH.

FT1000MP->AL1200->5/5 (75'/37'-fixed NE) and Skyhawk(30') fixed SE.

73, Mark K0EJ
 
TMØT(F/TU5KG)   SOSB/40 HP   728,3232010-11-02 06:50:26
Hello,

I limited myself has 36 hours because I thought that the category Single OP was
limited !!

Big mistake !

See you on next contest.

TM0T

F/TU5KG
 
W5RU(@KN5O)   M/2 HP   2,563,7102010-11-02 07:05:39
Wanted and planned to enter the M/S category, but after review of the log and
reading and re-reading the rules, we had apparently 3 violations of the 10
minute rule. Since we had four radios already pre-tuned to different bands,
switching between run and mult stations and not doing the proper assignments
caused the problems. More work to do there.. But had we planned to operate
M/2, I believe our score would have been much, much better. There was a lot to
work. AND we did only S&P...

This was our first operation from the new KN5O shack.. Ran out of space in the
rear master bedroom office. Plus XYL just finished chemo 3 weeks earlier.
(She was feeling good and was really very understanding about hosting the
operation for our team, so we planned a nice dinner outing for the XYLs this
week). Anyway, we now have 2x/3x the operating space and plenty of cables for
more antennas, control lines and operating position communication upgrades.

Also, just the day before contest, we had completed installation of 2 of a
planned 3 phased vertical array for 80m. I used a Comtek phasing unit, but
will eventually get the Array Solutions triangular phasing unit installed. So
even though not optimized, our 80m results were nearly 300% better than last
years' posting.

15M was our best band for the buck.. We spent the least percentage of our time
there for the most contacts. 10M showed some life finally - worked a couple of
EU and AF stations - besides SA and Caribbean.

20M was tough for us - lots of QRM, but we did about same as last year.. 40M
seemed tougher this year. Harder to bust pileups... Not much to say about
160M.. With only a dipole at 70 ft., not much you can do from here except work
the US and Caribbean fairly regularly, which we did..

On behalf of our team, thanks to all who gave us Qs and Mults.. We had a good
time and look forward to SS and CQWW CW.

73,
KN5O (Ted)

for the W5RU TEAM -- K1DW (Dallas), AD5W (Russ), N5HZ (Jim) and KN5O (Ted)
 
HI3FVA(@HI3CC)   SOSB/40 LP   263,5622010-11-02 07:28:55
Thanks HI3CC Tino 20m, HI3K Edwin 15m, HI3EPR Ezeq 10m

Very Nice Weekend...

See you the next year
 
9H1XT   SOAB HP   172,9922010-11-02 07:33:44
Most of the work on Sunday morning on 10 and 15...the five element monobanders
gave good results. Can't say say the same for the verticoal on low bands which
was disappointing...many did not hear me...must investigate further....usually
I get better results. Look forward for the the cw event.
john
9h1xt
 
V31DB   M/2 HP   4,725,6362010-11-02 07:48:20
The usual Murphy glichs. We lost power, likely due to hurricane repairs for 4
hours. We also blew the second station rig about a day into the event so
finished with one station. Looks like we smoked the previous V31 M/2 record by
a factor of 2.5 or so.

It was a serious thrill to have about 40dB of "prefix gain". Astounding
pileups.
 
NP3CW   SOAB(A) LP   3,2802010-11-02 07:52:39
Able to work about 90 minutes on this event.
Mostly S & P.
Had other family activity.
Maybe next time will do better.
Good luck to all.

Julio
NP3CW
 
N1UR   SOAB LP   1,786,4412010-11-02 08:12:32
Conditions were pretty good for this one but, like others, not as good as I was
hoping for. 160 and 80 were very poor to EU for the whole contest. Probably
some of the poorest I can remember and 10 was a disappointment compared to the
EU teases we received for the past 2 weeks. I did work one zone 14 and some
zone 33 and a couple of Africans. The rest was South America and Carib which
had excellent openings both days.

20 was excellent but actually no better than last year in my opinion but 15
definately picked up (even worked my first JA on 15 in 5 years).

About 3 months ago, I started dealing with power line noise for the first time
since building the station. Its not debilatating luckily but it is affecting
the low end signals and definately cost me Qs while CQing. I am "on the hunt"
but as anyone knows dealing with this stuff...these things take time.

Murphy struck in a number of ways for this one. I had some feed line issues
discovered the afternoon before the contest and I was able to fix it but that
kind of energy loss 5 hours before the open is not a way to start a 48 hour
contest. I alos discovered that my 80M EU antenna was not working so the
whole
contest was done on the south sloper which functioned but had me down at least

6db from what I should have been and the banwidth on it shut me out of
anything
below 3670. And then about mid contest, the computer went flaky on me and I
spent considerable time trying to get the program stable. Never did get it
working totally right for the whole second half of the contest (still
debugging
the issue).

So with all that distraction, this was hardly my best effort in seat time or
on air performance. Yet, I still had a lot of fun. I decided by 03Z on
Friday
night that with the noise, the 80M EU antenna down, and the unexpected work
outside on Friday afternoon, going for a win was not the right approach for
this
one so I just settled in for the fun and was not disappointed.

See you in CW with a working computer and 80M EU antenna (but likely still
noise).

Ed N1UR
 
K7RL   M/S HP   3,244,0322010-11-02 08:58:36
I would like to thank Jon, KL2A, for driving ten hours roundtrip to come and
operate the contest in my first M/S from this location. It was a treat to
share the operating duties with such a great op.

We had a few glitches at the beginning that got us off to a slow start. My
160m antenna went down earlier this year, along with the two trees that
supported it. After some discussion with Jon on how to remedy the situation,
he brought #30 wire and a couple of helium balloons from the local grocery
store. Amazingly, that’s all we needed to get on the band again and make a
few Qs. Necessity is most definitely the mother of invention!

A 15 point rise in the SFI from last year really made a difference. Jon worked
many loud EUs on 15m Saturday morning and our mult total reflects it. EU has
been a struggle the last few years on this band, so this was a good sign.
Bring on the sun spots!

Thank you to all that worked us. We hope to see you again in CQ WW CW.

73 de Mitch, K7RL
 
PA1AW(@PI4COM)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   380,4192010-11-02 09:34:20
Great to be back into serious contesting after my health kept me from it a few
years now.
Special thanks to Ronald PA3EWP, Rien PA1BDO and Cees PA3BWD for getting the
4sq antenna ready for this contest. The hard work payed off.........
Hope to see you ALL in the CW contest.
 
NN2W(@W2WHP)   M/S HP   2,188,2252010-11-02 09:43:51
We had 4 first time operators including 10 yr old Robert DeForge III. We also
gave out 5 merit badges for radio on Saturday. All in all a great contest the
station was flawless. The gear is 2 force 12 c3 tribanders @60 and 90ft. 2el
40m beam@75ft
80m phased verticals switched east west and north south. 160m t antenna up
80ft.
Radios are Yaesu 1000mp mark V for the run and Yaesu 1000 mp for second
position.
Amps are a pair of Alpha 87a
 
NP3HM   SOAB LP   36,0362010-11-02 10:37:36
MAYBE NEXT TIME I WILL DO BETTER BUT WITH PROBIEMC WITH 20-40 M DIPOLES 73
JORGE NP3HM
 
LZ9R(LZ3YY)   SOAB LP   938,0802010-11-02 10:47:29
Had 120K pts. over current LZ record.Than go to Heloween party.SSB is fun ,but
it is not my
favorite mode...
Thanks for QSO's
73, Nasko
 
W6AQ   SOAB LP   175,7402010-11-02 11:03:06
We need more JA stations! I think I could have done just about as well running
QRP. 73, Dave
 
ZY2C(PY2ADR)   SOAB(A) HP   1,660,7252010-11-02 11:09:26
Glad to see many PY´s in the test.
Too much power line noise here.
73´s cu in the next.
 
IC8POF   SOAB HP   95,4202010-11-02 11:16:50
Fine contest again even if I had not much time to spend.
Used just my DX88 vertical.
GL to All.
73
Phil@IC8POF
 
VE7ABC   SOAB LP   188,0972010-11-02 12:04:49
Ran in the unassisted, low power category. Lots of fun S & P. Never had any
really long runs, but lots of good contacts made. Highlight for me was working
C91WW and S79K. New ones for me.
 
YN2AA(N6GQ)   SOAB HP   5,961,0532010-11-02 12:24:48
First, I'd like to express my sincere thanks to Octavio (YN2N) and his wife,
Martha. They are wonderful hosts, and I greatly enjoyed staying with them. The
food, accommodations, and company were fantastic! I would love to go back
again, they really made my stay memorable and I couldn't have asked for more
wonderful people and a more wonderful stay.

As far as the contest goes, this year I felt like rather than a SOAB effort, I
was doing a M/S with Mr. Murphy himself. Alas, that's contesting, and that's
what makes it interesting. I usually write pretty long 3830 posts, mostly
because I like to memorialize my memories but also to give others a perspective
on what was going on "behind the mic".

Since I'm mostly a CW guy and not much of a phone op, I like to try out things
during SOAB phone contests to see how they work. This year I decided to try and
keep with a theme of being extra courteous and also making sure that I sign my
call with every QSO. So after each QSO I made sure I either said "Good Luck!"
or "Thank you!", and signed my call. I was also experimenting with phonetics
(or lack thereof) and found something interesting (more on that later). When
signals were strong and there were lots of callers, I signed "YN2 double A" -
it's going to be interesting to see the NIL report to see if this caused a lot
of people to incorrectly copy the call, it may have been easily understood by
the masses, or perhaps not. I'm not sure. But it flowed well so when rates were
high I used it and it seemed to work ok.

I left San Francisco Tuesday night on a 1:22AM flight. That was my first
mistake because I was trying to get over the Fall cold that I had for the
previous week. The late night didn't help, nor did the two chatty women sitting
next to me on the plane that talked and laughed all night on the plane,
overpowering my earplugs. So when I arrived in YN, I was very tired and my cold
was coming back. Not good for an SSB contest.

As I walked out of the airport, I didn't see the transport bus I was supposed
to meet, so I hung out for a while and figured things were just a little late.
After waiting a bit more, I decided to contact my host and find out if he knew
anything - turns out there had been a mistake at the bus company and they had
thought I arrived later. They were profusely apologetic and the owner of the
company picked me up personally, and we had a great time on the way to the YN2N
QTH talking about the YN country, people, etc. It was a Murphy moment but turned
out very positive, as I had a nice ride through the country with a person very
knowlegable about the area.

Arriving at YN2N's, he has a beautiful QTH on the slopes of the Mombocho
Volcano, with a wonderful shot in almost all directions. To the north and east
are nicely sloped foregrounds and the volcano is sort of behind us, at about
150* azimuth. I had a bite to eat (Thank you, Martha, the food was
*fantastic*!), and then started putting my gear together to get myself tuned up
for the contest. It's Wednesday now, and a quick tune around the bands tells me
that conditions are quite good. I settled on 10m and started running guys and
even with just 50w out I was getting S9++ reports from all over USA.

Towards evening, some weather came through, and we started getting quite a bit
of lightning, and I shut down and got a much needed good night's rest.

The next day things were a little degraded in terms of propagation, but I still
had hopes that some sunspots would appear and really spice up the weekend! I
looked forward to the traditional Nicaraguan meals that were a great part of
each day as well :) Since I had never seen a real live Monkey before (well,
besides in a zoo), Octavio and I set out to go to one of the islands in Lake
Nicaragua to see some Monkeys. Apparently one of the islands has six native
species of Monkeys - I thought it would be great to have a smiling Monkey on my
YN2AA QSL :) Well, on the way I started getting the tell-tale signs of a
migraine coming on - and for me, it's not the headache, but I get vision issues
(usually go blind in one eye), and I lose the ability to speak and read. This
one wasn't as bad as previous ones but it sort of was a murphy strike 2 :)

On Friday, I was settling in getting used to conditions and the station, and
about 11AM I heard a "Pop!" and realized that the amp had given up. Oh no! What
now - in the mountainous jungle of Nicaragua, where are we going to find parts
for an amateur amplifier, and that assumes that we can diagnose the problem in
the first place. Luckily, Octavio is a master in electronics and had the
problem isolated to one of the big electrolytics in the high voltage section of
the power supply. Now, the question is does he have a spare, because if not,
this is going to be a game changer. It turned out that he did have a few
spares, and within a few minutes, he had the amp on the air again singing.
Murphy number 3.

As the contest started, it was 6PM localtime - a little bit of a dead zone in
YN because 40m is still opening and 20 is starting to slow down, and 15 still
has some JA's and Oceana, but I wanted to try to get the log started early with
some rate. The first hour or so was fairly low rate, around 200/hr or so, so I
went to 40, only to be met with deafening QRM and wall to wall S9+30dB signals
from Europe and USA. Trying to find a run frequency was seemingly impossible,
I'd find one and then get clobbered by an over-compressed S9+++ signal right
next to me. I did start to get creative with filtering on the K3 though and and
finally was able to get to a point where I could co-exist to a degree with this
QRM but it was difficult. Later, when it came time to move to 80 and 160, I was
met with a Carribean storm that had noise levels at S9 on 80 and S9+30 on 160,
with static crashes on 160 that would pin the K3's S meter at S9+60 - I'd never
seen noise like that before. Wow. I think I only made one or two QSOs on 160 the
first night, Murphy number 4.

At a point though, 80m calmed down to the point where I could get some good
runs going, and I deviated from my plan, which was to get 2 hours sleep from
3-5AM localtime. I ended up staying on the air and having moderate rate - this
turned out to be a big mistake because I never recovered from the lack of
sleep. That was a dumb move on my part - moral of that story is to stick with
your plan.

The next morning as the sun rose over Lake Nicaragua, signals were LOUD on 20m
from Europe and I did my best to work some before the QRM was too bad. I did
the same as 15m was opening. Then about 10am localtime or so, the rates were
really getting going on 15m, and from looking at previous years logs, I knew
that from about 9 or 10am until about 3pm localtime was the prime rate period.
And sure enough, the rate meter was pegged in N1MM for periods - pegged at 600
QSOs/hr (in the last 10 QSO rate) and high 400's for 10-minute rate. It was
apparently spot-driven - I'd get a huge pileup and the rate meter would
skyrocket, and I'd work 50 or 100 QSOs, then it would drop to nothing. This
happened regularly - and while the rate would climb fast, it wasn't sustained.
But it was fun, and most of the USA hams were well-behaved in the pileup. I
think it was about 10:30, during one of these high rate periods everything went
dark. The power failed. The first thing I thought was "there goes my log"
because when the power went, my computer froze and I had to power cycle it.
Thankfully, N1MM recovered without a hitch! We got the generated started and I
went back on the air after about 20 or 30 minutes of recovery time - but the
generator wasn't stout enough to power the amp, unfortunately. So for the next
10 hours I did my best to hold my own on 100w, but there was a very clear
difference between having the amp and not having it - I couldn't hold a run
frequency and the pileups didn't last nearly as long. The good thing was that
the folks calling me were on average stronger and made the QSOs easier. Power
finally came back around 8PM localtime and we switched back to grid power.
Murphy number 5. By this time I had pretty much given up on a great score, and
I was more or less just enjoying being in the moment of a great contest and
spending my time enjoying propagation, giving out QSOs, and the like.

The second night was an interesting one - noise levels were much more
manageable on 80/160, and so I hopped back and forth between 40, 80 and 160 as
rates allowed. Around 11:30PM localtime, I figured I'd best check 20m just in
case there was an opening there. When I switched bands I couldn't believe it,
20 and 30 over S9 signals from zones 20, 21, 39, etc. (short path). I worked a
bunch of new mults and did some CQ'ing and worked a bunch of new stuff as the
greyline moved across western Asia into Eastern Europe. As things were starting
to slow down, I figured I'd best just check 15m and see if there was anything
going on there. I tuned across 15 and heard nothing via the short path
direction to Europe. Then I figured I might as well swing the beam out over the
Pacific (long path) - and when I did, the band was full of Europeans. Not
terribly strong, but they were everywhere. I then thought I'd best check 10m
and low and behold, moving to 10m I hear A73A calling CQ - by now it's 1:30AM.
I quickly tuned the amp and called him, and made the QSO on the first attempt.
I also heard DR1A and IQ9T calling CQ on 10 but they couldn't hear me (long
path also). This was the time when I fully gave in to my geekiness and totally
lost focus - I had decided (over the past day) that due to the Murphy visits,
cool propagation, and the utter enjoyment of tuning around the band and giving
out a new mult won over trying to finish with a kick-butt score.

Anyhow, being jazzed about the LP QSO with A73A on 10m, I went back to 20m and
it was shutting down, so I spent the rest of the evening on the low bands, and
headed off to bed at about 4:30AM. I got one hour sleep and was back on the air
at 5:30AM for the sunrise.

By now I was running on 1 hour sleep and I was beginning to feel the effects -
seeing double, making mistakes, and not being completely coherent. Not good. I
had done my best to remain hydrated, but it was extremely warm that week in YN,
and very humid, and it kind of threw me for a loop. Even though I had doubled my
water intake, I was still dehydrated and that wasn't helping. My diet had been
in check, but the heat was a variable that I didn't allow enough room on - and
that probably didn't help my exhaustion. After a few more bottles of water and
some caffeine, I was back up to speed and working guys again. Sunday would be
spent switching between 10, 15 and 20 mostly.

Around noontime local on 10m, I had worked C91WW and a 6W, and figured it was
time to swing the beam to Africa and call CQ for a few minutes, hoping to pick
up a few rare mults/zones. After a few CQ's, I hear "9<noise>echo sierra mike".
I'm thinking 9U, 9X, 9Q or something like that...but can't get the prefix.
Moving the yagi around doesn't seem to help, he's coming from due East, right
across central Africa. Then I think "maybe it's a 9M" so I swing the beam to
the Pacific, but nothing there. Bringing it around again, he comes again out of
the noise where I can then get the 9W2ESM callsign - long path, in the middle of
the night for him. We made the QSO, at which point a few other Carribean
stations had heard this and jumped in to try to make the QSO as well. Wow, that
was another cool 10m LP QSO story!

So now it's almost over, my throat is burning, I think I have a fever, and I
have lost focus and pretty much lost interest in making any kind of big score,
but I am having a lot of fun finding unexpected propagation, giving out the YN
mult (I think I was the only YN on in the contest), and trying to hone my
skills. I'm also appreciative of K9YC's help in getting my K3 audio set just
right, and enjoyed many reports of "Great Audio!" - the K3 SSB TX audio now
seems like it's right up there with the best and is taylorable in any way you
wish, and can be made to sound really great. Thanks, Jim!

The last 2 hours of the contest were spent on 20M with some great rates and new
mults. I find it especially fun when the pileup gets big, the rates get high,
and people join in the fun and do their best to keep the rate up - that's
really neat and I appreciate the assist. It then becomes a team effort because
we both want to finish the QSO quickly, get the QSO or new mult in the log, and
move on to the next one. It can get fast-paced and exciting!

I also tried something new this time - I took a hardware digital recording
device and recorded the entire contest to MP3. I have it indexed by time, so I
can go in and quickly grab audio from anywhere in the 48 hours. If you would
like to hear how you sounded at the other end, over the pileup, or whatever,
let me know and I'd be happy to share the audio with you. The whole archive is
big but a small chunk is no problem. I'd love to share and hopefully whomever
is interested can get a peek at something they might not normally get to see -
how they sound on the other side.

Thanks again to Octavio, YN2N and his wife Martha, and thanks to everyone who
provided QSOs during the contest and before.

Rig: Elecraft K3 + 400w
Antennas: Cushraft A3S, 2 element 40m quad fixed on Europe, Dipoles for 40, 80
and 160.

73!

Jeff N6GQ, YN2AA
 
TF3CW   SOSB/20 HP   1,085,4702010-11-02 12:25:05
CQWW is the greatest. Like always, I had great fun. Good conditions on Saturday,
but worse on Sunday. Band was packed wall-to-wall, but then again, 20M QRM is
the BEST. At times, you REALLY had to concentrate when a weak one called
between 20over signals, while trying to get the callsign right.

Bring on the CW part........

Siggi TF3CW
 
F8CRS   SOAB(A) LP   184,6802010-11-02 12:25:11
FT1KMP Mark V, G5RV + HF9V.
 
EI9E   M/2 HP   8,133,7152010-11-02 12:25:45
After a lot of hard work the team put together a station big enough to make
possible the first ever M2 entry from EI. We set ourselves a target of 7M
points, so we were very pleased with the results.
 
NN3W(@N3HBX)   SOAB HP   5,967,0942010-11-02 12:31:41
Thanks, as always to John Evans N3HBX for letting me use the Poolesville
station.

Decent condx; low bands were tough for me this year. 40 SSB is clearly now the
most difficult and contested portion of the amateur spectrum. Frankly, I think
I liked it better when the BC stations were there. Tried some different
strategies. Took my break later in the night Sunday = fail; focused heavily on
15 meters the first day = win; tried to move everything that I thought was
exotic (5X, GZ, etc.) = win; thought I could successfully get to 20 early and
hold a frequency = fail; tried to work a JA on 80 = fail; completely forgetting
to check 10 meters late Saturday = fail; calling an IR9 on 10 and was
immediately called by ST2AR = win (my apologies to the IR9); having fun = win.

Congrats to K1DG! I need to write a memo to N3HBX to ask him why his station
was built in Maryland as opposed to, say, Maine or Rhode Island (ha ha!).
 
GØHVQ   SOSB/10 HP   14,5182010-11-02 12:44:56
Condx better than expected, but worse than earlier in the week. Two good windows
each day: 1000z to the east (UA etc) and 1700z to the south-west (LU, PY, etc.).
A couple of signals from the USA, a VK and an HS0, all too weak for me to work,
but some nice DX from mid-Asia and Africa.

10m condx not quite there, SFI mid-80s, could've done with being up nearer 100
just to give the band that little bit more oomph. But band condx still better
than they've been for many years.

Equip: Icom IC7400, Hunter amp (300W), 4 ele yagi
Log already uploaded to LoTW.

73
Darrell G0HVQ
 
E7DX(@E77DX)   M/S HP   13,341,9782010-11-02 13:01:21
Thanks for QSOs and CU in CW part!

73s
Braco
E77DX
 
ON6AT   SOAB LP   13,1952010-11-02 13:04:47
Next year more qso and pounts
73 de ON6AT
 
N3RR   SOAB HP   242,0482010-11-02 13:12:20
Part time, 10.7 hours (95% S&P), mostly on 40M.

80M antenna: Inverted V @ 45 feet -- worked surprisingly well
40M antenna: 2/2 @ 134/67
20M antenna: 5/5 100/50
15M antenna: 5 L @ 40 ft
No separate rx antennas
 
W6NRJ   SOAB(A) HP   69,3622010-11-02 13:18:08
S$P only, searching for multiples until Sunday afternoon. Nice to see the "dead
band" 15 meters open to Africa, Pacific, Europe. Why not get on 15 now between
contests??
 
VC3X(VE7VR)   SOAB(A) HP   2,028,1442010-11-02 13:26:36
My personal best contest ever and a great time spent playing radio with a view
of Lake Huron :) Propagation on 15, 20 and 40 was awesome!

North America 51%, Europe 39%, Others 10%

Highlights

Being called while running a EU pileup by HZ1PS...and FO8RZ....and 5R8X...and
FP/KV1J....and S79K :)

...and in the "good timing" category ....checking out 10M on late Sunday
afternoon and only finding and working 4 stations....just before they also
vanished, ZS6TQ, EF8R, C91WW and 5N7M (interesting propagation...like 6M)

Overall a great, fun time.
 
N3MK   SOAB(A) HP   1,178,3102010-11-02 13:41:56
Really enjoyed my new 160 meter full wave loop. Even though it's only up about
60-70 feet it is more than a cloud burner. Worked HI like they were next door.
Snagged some EU and AF with it and the Caribbean was super loud. Very happy.
Also, my new ACOM 1000 took the contest in stride without breaking a sweat.
N3MK
 
OE4A(OE2VEL)   SOAB(A) HP   5,701,9952010-11-02 14:09:37
My 1st DX-Pedition within Austria! Special thanks to Rainer, OE4XLC, and his
team for hosting me at his superb station, the weakest point was the operator.
Still happy with the result, enjoyed the contest very much.
 
KH6YR(K1YR)   SOAB(A) HP   3,149,9912010-11-02 14:43:10
Thanks to all who called, and especially those who took the time to
work an additional KH6.
 
PY2SEI   SOAB LP   6,7502010-11-02 14:43:24
transceiver: kenwood ts 480S
antenna: 3 elem 3 band
100w
 
NA8V   SOSB/80 LP   34,6402010-11-02 14:54:54
Equipment Description:

TS850

2xInv El ne/sw
2xInv El se/nw - bidirectional
Bev: 440' ne

New antennas hear better than anything I've ever used on 80, which was both a
blessing and a curse. Very difficult to work anyone. EU became workable at 05z
as the band went 'long' here, but that was too late for most of Eastern EU.
Heard 7 zones with good signals I couldn't work and probably 15 countries.
Unable to CQ into EU, probably didn't try hard enough. The EU antenna worked
great before the contest, i guess just too much QRM in EU. It was incredibly
frustrating to be unable to work stations that were s9+20.

Beverage was an improvement over the tx antenna but no real benefit as I
couldn't work anyone that was marginal copy anyway.

Ran Friday night with a single El to SA/etc, hooked up the second one Saturday
afternoon and was rewarded with JA, VK6 and some SA i didn't hear Friday night.


Only had 1 hour i didn't make a qso in (11z Friday).

Still, was quite enjoyable and cw should be much better, especially for low
power. Time to re-tune the antennas.........

greg/na8v
 
TM9R(F5FLN)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   1,005,4432010-11-02 14:55:03
many thank to all for this nice CQWW
 
W7AT(W7EW)   SOAB HP   1,453,2112010-11-02 15:00:34
Ol Sol is waking up a bit which is a good thing for bands other than 160M.
I had to miss 12 hours local midnight to noon next day which kind of hurts the
overall score then napped for 4 hours the next night since I was already
behind. The condix seemed very good for this lowlife sunspot cycle.
I'd like to thank Heinrich Hertz for his work involving contact mechanics
and his work confirming Maxwell's and Faraday's preposterous theory that
transverse free space electromagnetic waves can travel over distance leading to
full contact radio contesting which we all enjoy currently.
If your CQWW score was hurt because of too much DXing during the contest
then please check your local ionosphere in late January and early February,
2011 for VP8ORK. VP8ORK is brought to you by several contesters who also go to
remote spots to generate Hertzian waves for the astute deserving. Google VP8ORK
for more information about how you can support such endeavors.
See you next month in the CQWW-CW event.
73 and I remain,
Lew
 
AJ1E   SOAB(A) HP   70,3782010-11-02 15:01:01
FT-2000, KW and wire antennas. Fifteen was great. I can't wait for CW test.
Maybe I'll send the XYL to Bermuda...
 
C4Z(5B4AIZ)   SOSB/15 LP   385,9572010-11-02 15:16:57
I had planned to do an all band entry but was released from hospital only 2
days before the test so with no wires in place and not up to the effort
involved I settled for 15m single band, same as last year.

I recall from last year’s reports here that 15 really didn’t happen in
the USA or for those in EU located much above 45’N latitude. Here in
Cyprus, on the 35th parallel band cndx seemed pretty much the same as 2009
Having said that I was scratching my head to figure why I am about 300 q’s
down on last year. My conclusion based upon impressions during the contest
backed up by post contest studying of the logs for this year and last, is that
propagation was different and if anything inferior this time around. Day 1 EU
was fading in and out, day 2 was better than first day when it took 4 hours
to make the first 100 q’s!. Normally I log many second and even third
tier JA’s, this time it was only top layer big guns. Nothing to do with
crowding or noise. In those early hours we have the jump on EU and beaming
east later helps a lot too once Europe starts to wake up, the other JA’s
were simply not there both days. This can be Candy time for running but
without a good opening to JA the numbers are just not there. Increasing
activity from BY with their economic miracle, innovative technology and vast
population, holds great promise for the future, but for now eu and usa is where
the action is.

Similarly, for me, the very many usual UA0 & UA9, UN were missing, likewise
nearer Russia and closer east/mid eu were absent until the last couple of
hours of propagation before sunset on the second day before the band quietens
down and the skip goes long. But at that time the band is bedlam with crowding
and splatter to deal with, it is very difficult to gain a foothold as a low
power stn, searching and pecking doesn’t cut it if you wish to be highly
placed in your section, you need to run too and that was oh so difficult this
weekend. Those missing UA3/4/6, YO, LZ’s, HA etc left a big hole in the log.

Propagation to eastern asia tropical regions was good as usual, (and VK was
good too), with most active mlt’s bagged with no difficulty but as the sun
moves over and we need to work west it is ‘gloves off’ time for low power
op’s, do badly to eu and usa and you are dead.

There have been many comments here about the crowding this year, maybe this is
due to more hams joining our contesting community, or more likely that 15m
opened up for many for the first time in a few years and the excitement caused
a stampede (have you ever seen cows turned out into spring pastures after a
winter spent inside cowsheds? – they run like crazy!) One thing for sure
is that many more eu hams are catching up with usa and using amps. We have
the same problem here as the west coast guys beefing about the east coast
guards, in needing to climb over the eu wall of noise and for low power stn’s
that is a real tough task. As for the splatter and frequency snatchers they
have always been with us and, human nature being as it is, always will be.
‘Might is right’? - I don’t think so, but we have to live with it.

In addition propagation to usa was very light this year, the big guns were not
so strong and whilst my pea shooter seldom penetrates that east coast wall I
can at least usually pick off those big guns one by one when eu fades out, not
so this time, they couldn’t hear me. As I was unable to run I
didn’t get a single caller from stateside, never has my count of W’s
been so low.

Eu fades out about 1 hour or so before sunset and usa hangs on, gradually
fading away, over the next couple of hours. Caribbean stn’s appear around
midday and can last until mid evening, (local time) they were also weak and
at those later times are handling piles from both eu and usa making them a
tough nut to crack. By contrast signals from SA & Africa are very strong in
our evening but they are few in numbers and I find that I have already worked
most of the serious entrants because all of us in the northern hemisphere have
their beams looking west so they have to s&p and pick off mult’s such as mine
during our daylight hours.

So there it is - q’s down and whilst the mults are slightly up on last
year that doesn’t make up for the lost contact points, a disappointment
bearing in mind all of the extra time I had to spend s&p’ing. Only twice did
I get a run going of about 30 minutes each time and it was great to see that
rate meter hit 240. Other than that running was only a few minutes here and
there before I got the sand kicked in my face by frequency stealers or those who
moved too close and their splatter de-sensed my rig or covered up the qrg making
it impossible to hear anything. No point wasting time in starting a frequency
fight, a featherweight will never beat a heavyweight!

Missing zones – the usual suspects for me, z1, z3 z6 z7, z31, z32. The
only one I heard of the above was z7 and I couldn’t crack that pile.

Biggest thrills – being called by HC8A,, ST2AR, VR2XLN, & FR5EC, those
saved me much time which would have been spent waiting in line in pile ups.
The strength of the signal from HC8A was amazing on the LP only 1 hour into
my contest at around 8.00 am local time, a true S9+ and my ant is a bog
standard 3 ele tribander.

Biggest puzzle – how on earth can I spend 12 hours per day for two days from
band opening to closing and not even come across some guys who also did same
single band and made 2k & 3k q’s? I dunno but it happens every year. .
Assisted guys would never experience that but I still wouldn’t swap places,
hunting, getting surprises, and making a capture is a big part of the fun.


Lowlights - Too many poor quality signals. Two letter callers when
running. A Caribbean stn who gave up on me after only two attempts. I know
they are busy and wish to keep their rate up but repeats are a fact of life.
Contrast him with those good op’s who are able to control their piles and
identify regularly and don’t say “qrz” after nearly every contact, they
do not create unruly mobs, have no trouble in quietening the crowd, get
successful repeats and do much better.

I have seen some great scores this year and would single out DR1A for a mind
boggling score for a European stn especially as there must be about 500
other DL stn’s active (so no rarity/exotic value there!) and also that we
are only just emerging from the trough of the sunspot cycle - a great effort
well worh our congratulations.

Eqp’t – TS 570. SO1R, 100W. 3 ele Tribander up 15m. Logging
with SD (great as always).

A DVK would be nice but doing only 2 phone contests per year and no other
phone qrv, I haven’t made the investment.

73 Brian - 5B4AIZ/C4Z.
 
4O3A(ES5TV)   SOAB HP   10,914,3602010-11-02 15:58:37
This was supposed to be a heads up battle with Jeff, N5TJ but instead I ended up
competing only to myself as Jeff smoked me real bad:) He brought us all back to
reality (reminding where CU2 is) and put the EU record safely away to some
place that EU mainland will never be able to reach. So one goal less in the
list, good!:)

But we did still feel good about the contest with station owner Ranko (read
Ranko's great write up below mine!). We had several improvements and novel
ideas implemented at 4O3A including first ever SO3R setup. You can see a
picture of that on radio-sport.net. We really did our maximum given the station
location and propagation but the only award was being able marginally break last
years score despite worse conditions. 10m totally failed us after teasing with
S-meter breaking US signals all through the weak. No NA was ever heard during
the contest.

I am so much obliged to all 4O3A crew (attempting to beat the mighty Finns
requires indentical Formula 1 team!) and especially Simo, YT3M, who took
numerous 8 hour car trips from his home to build the antennas on Obosnik hill
including putting back the 2 element 80m yagi a few days before the contest and
completing 6/6/6 stack on 10. He sacrificed his own contest and earned god knows
how many minus points from his wife (who by the way makes the best plum jam on
this planet!) being on 4O hilltop for over a week and was alert to repair the
stuff I destroyed during the contest. Well there were only some connector and
antenna failures although I tried hard:).

My highlights:

-My first ever 300+ hour in the contest on Saturday evening on 20m. I went to
20 quite late before 18z when 15 closed. CQed and worked some guys with rather
slow rate and thought the band is closing so took a 4 min toilet break starting
at 1800z. When I returned and checked if my old CQ frequency is still free I
heard a pile up going on and realized someone had taken it. Threw in my CQ
message just in case to be sure. What followed is classic. They ALL called me.
It appears DG2YGX had spotted me exactly at 1800z just after I left the mic and
all the big guns where yelling on the frequency amidst a great mayhem thinking I
am still there. Well, now that I was back I could work 188 QSOs in the next 30
min and score a clock hour of 304 with 55 minutes of operating - my own and
4O3A station record. This was the first time for me when the stations to work
really lasted for 1 hour. And this will be one my greatest contest stories -
while sitting in the toilet at 1803z the last thing I was imagining was that
THIS PARTICULAR CLOCK HOUR will the the best rate hour of my contesting career
so far:)))

-8 JAs on 10 was a comfort while band was closed to NA

-6 bands with ST2AR and being one of his 2 160 meter QSOs

-5 bands with S79K (missing 20m unfortunately)

-beautiful QSY from 40 to 80 with 9M8YY while 80m otherwise was very bad to all
directions for me

-no LU on 80 (lowlight actually) but LU2DKT calling in on 160!

-being able to break the last years score although lagging behind over 500Q and
500k points in the first evening.

-tremendously improving mult count on 160m compared to last year (11/56 vs
16/68) but using the same vertical antenna.

-Compared to last year I have ca 10% less QSOs but a higher mult count and QSO
point avarage. Also more QSYs (ca 100 vs 70) and more second radio QSOs (370 vs
290). The learing curve still is rather steep it seems.

-Young op ES7GM doing his first ever SO2R SOAB from my home station as ES5G and
making ca 5m score despite some 40 operating hours only before turning into
vegetable (not only lack of sleep but some virus and very high 38+c fever!) and
his father having to remove him from the controls as his actions were not making
any more sense:)

-VK2DX (VK1AA) posting on 3830. Simply hilarious and explodes in its positive
energy. That made my day today sitting in Frakfurt airport having missed my
plain home - I am always very slow for a few days after this 48 hour madness
and 4 hours between connecting flights was just not enough, I made to my gate
30 minutes after my flight to Tallinn had left. So here I sit, in the
restaurant of the cheapest hotel around, failed to make home while it is my
wife's birthday today!! And sipping god knows what number of Jack Daniels
already (preceded with plenty of German wine of course which none of you has
ever heard about I guess but it is true, they make wine as well here and pretty
good actually)...

My lowlights:

- Very bad 40m first night. Only US big guns had a decent signal and rates were
way down from last year. Plus terrible QRM in the last precious 25 KHz.

-no 10m NA that we so much hoped for.

-403A spots (yes zero, not oscar) and all the dumb dupers who thought they have
not worked me yet on this band as the logging software showed them this as fresh
meat. In this case explaining the call does not help as they DO THINK they are
calling 4-oscar-3A (not being able to notice the zero) and get further
encouraged. I had this problem several times and there is really nothing to do,
whatever I did to explain that something is wrong they kept calling. 200 dupes
in the contest is a bit too much. The dupes still insisting to work me despite
my vocal protests and explanations looking at only 10 minute window after the 8
(!!!) wrong "zero" spots are: SN2K, K1KP, N4RV, UA9UZZ, RG6G, W4ZR, K4ZGB,
IW2LLH, PJ2T, KA8Q, KE4UW, NE3F, RC3W, K5NA, K2AX, PI4DX, TA7KA, N4RV, PY2SEX,
ON6BR, UZ2M, KM1W, N3AD, W8CZN, DK1QH, RC3W, OH6RE, RK9DM, W4AKO, PA5F, NA2U,
KF2O, K2AX, PY2SEX, HG10P, KB1W, K2ONP, W4AKO, NP2B, WX4US, W1RZF, OT2A, NK3Y,
9A7A, DR1A. Thus the "most diligent not thinker-spot clicker award" is shared
with equal result of duping me twice after "zero spot" between K2AX, N4RV,
PY2SEX, RC3W and W4AKO. God help those guys if any of them decides to post
un-assisted!

-20m closing almost the same time as 15 in the 2nd evening around 18z not
allowing me to have 11m points.

-I saw several all band active mults posting or mentioned in 3830 that I never
heard or knew about and missed on all bands: VP2MDG, FO8RZ, V48M...

My mistakes and lessons:

-should have done more skeds, especially to low bands. I am especially sorry I
did not agree 40m sked with 9M8Z as it always works and can be continued to
80m!

-spending too long time on closed bands (my old mistake not letting go and SO2R
guy's temptation: oh great, I can do some SO2R! stuff)

-too little band changes. I was shocked to see Jeff's spots - he seems to
change band every hour! Of course he has many bands to choose for running US
all the time and I don't but still - I have always felt frequent band changes
improve score but failed to execute.

-SDR on 3rd radio was great. I need to practice with it and it can be a great
tool for many purposes! 3rd Radio in general need pracitce as well of course.

-Eat and drink a bit more. I have taken strict approach in the last 3-4 years:
no drink, no food = no toilet breaks = 48h in the chair = maximum score. Well,
I did develop a disturbing headache this time already some 12 hours into the
contest and decided to try some delicious pancakes Ranko made and irresponsibly
stuffed under my nose (I hope that will not be qualified assistance) and after
24h I did not have any more headache at all, eat some more pancakes and had in
total 3 quick toilet breaks but felt better than ever with no problem to
continue for another 24 hours. Magic. I review my strategy and will allow
pancakes (pancakes will be my secret weapon) from now on and more than one
quick toilet break!:)

OK, enough from my side, following is is the write up from Ranko, 4O3A (one of
the most talented and highly regarded contemporary writers in Montenegro) that
he asked to be included in the posting and at the end are the statistics.

The whole contest is recorded from all three radios so if anyone wishes to get
the QSO drop me a note. I love to extract them from Win-Test with the cool
extraction feature!!

CU in CQWW CW as MS from my home station!

73
Tonno
ES5TV


HEADACHE AND PLEASURE
By Ranko Boca

Fortunately, "long" time ago I decided to develop station on a professional
way, without unnecessary impromptu. Actually, there is no any other way to do
it.

I have to be open to admit - it is a very hard and costly task when you have
installed 94 elements and 219 RF connectors just in antennas installation from
160M to 10M, and problems are coming for sure. Question is just when and in
what quantities?

Fewer headaches and more pleasure will come out if you have defined station
project at the beginning, and develop/improve it in defined time frame. Rule
here is - all basic works must be done at least one week before the contest.
Main repairing of the station was done on time, with luck of weather. I am very
grateful to those guys who did repairing of broken 2L80 and installation of few
other smaller yagis - YT3M, YU1JW, 4O6Z and YU1YV. Without them, station
maintenance could not be possible.

I did myself rewiring and installation of completely new antenna switching to
have RX/TX combining and splitting on all bands, and to add 3rd radio with SDR
receiver for monitoring high bands.

Tonno arrived on Monday prior to the contest. We decided to go on station in
time, to make all to be ready and to relax at Friday. Thanks to Tonno's
knowledge and experience, I was saved of any work dedicated to radio table. He
did it all himself, finding best place for use for plenty of devices. For some
of them he did not even have place on front side and few were hidden behind.
SO3R, invented by Tonno was prepared at Thursday. Third radio was FT1000MP
together with synchronized SDR receiver QS1R, and it could monitor any of high
bands. Idea is to have 10/15M under the control, but it was obviously
improvement without some expected gain, as 10M was very bad - even worse than
last year.

CONTEST

First day was far away from what we all expected and were praying for. We had
pretty average low bands and almost dead 10M. Score was about 500k points
behind last year score at 17 GMT first day. Only miracle could change
something, but it is not happening in real life.

Tonno is an excellent and trusty operator. His calm and patient style was
resulting in score which surpassed the last year score at 0800 GMT Sunday
morning. That was really amazing, concerning propagations. And the lead
continued to be in range of 250k-350k in favor to this year until the end.
Finally he finished with 10.909.866 points, a bit better than last year. I have
to say - this score was much harder to be done, as propagation was much worse
than last year, and better score probably reflects station improvements
done.

Antennas
160M - GP, sloper, beverages USA and JA
80M - 2L rotary, 4SQ
40M - 3L, 2L
20M - 3/3, 3/3, 6/6
15M - 5L, 6L, 6/6
10M - 8L, 5/5, 6/6/6

SO3R setup - 3x FT1kMP, station automation with combining or splitting RX/TX in
all directions, SDR QS1R RX.


Statistics:

QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |Total |
--------------------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 11 | 3 | 153 | | | | 167 |
| 01 | 23 | | 113 | | | | 136 |
| 02 | 21 | 9 | 116 | | | | 146 |
| 03 | | 3 | 153 | | | | 156 |
| 04 | | 78 | 74 | | | | 152 |
| 05 | 11 | 43 | 18 | 16 | 1 | | 89 |
| 06 | | | 1 | 154 | 15 | | 170 |
| 07 | | | 2 | 179 | 21 | 2 | 204 |
| 08 | | | | 13 | 16 | 49 | 78 |
| 09 | | | | 10 | 46 | 55 | 111 |
| 10 | | | | 15 | 156 | 2 | 173 |
| 11 | | 1 | 1 | 7 | 171 | 3 | 183 |
| 12 | | | | 11 | 171 | 2 | 184 |
| 13 | | | | 3 | 244 | | 247 |
| 14 | | | | 2 | 165 | | 167 |
| 15 | | | | 2 | 143 | 12 | 157 |
| 16 | | | | 8 | 74 | 10 | 92 |
| 17 | | | | 80 | 53 | | 133 |
| 18 | | | | 304 | | | 304 |
| 19 | | 2 | 15 | 153 | | | 170 |
| 20 | 2 | 4 | 95 | 15 | | | 116 |
| 21 | 3 | 152 | 18 | | | | 173 |
| 22 | 126 | 45 | 1 | | | | 172 |
| 23 | 77 | 8 | 3 | | | | 88 |
| 00 | | | 210 | | | | 210 |
| 01 | 1 | 2 | 142 | | | | 145 |
| 02 | | | 172 | | | | 172 |
| 03 | 7 | 37 | 80 | | | | 124 |
| 04 | 42 | 117 | 2 | | | | 161 |
| 05 | 15 | | 107 | | 1 | | 123 |
| 06 | | | 59 | 2 | 56 | | 117 |
| 07 | | | | 1 | 174 | 1 | 176 |
| 08 | | | | 4 | 195 | 7 | 206 |
| 09 | | | | 18 | 29 | 95 | 142 |
| 10 | | | | 207 | | | 207 |
| 11 | | | | 218 | 1 | | 219 |
| 12 | | | | 64 | 70 | 2 | 136 |
| 13 | | | 1 | 4 | 126 | | 131 |
| 14 | | | | 1 | 168 | | 169 |
| 15 | | | 1 | 2 | 156 | | 159 |
| 16 | | | | 1 | 124 | 4 | 129 |
| 17 | 1 | 1 | | 100 | 2 | | 104 |
| 18 | | | 11 | 70 | | | 81 |
| 19 | | 1 | 122 | 1 | | | 124 |
| 20 | | 32 | 109 | | | | 141 |
| 21 | 45 | 97 | 2 | | | | 144 |
| 22 | 32 | | 54 | | | | 86 |
| 23 | 2 | 4 | 73 | | | | 79 |
--------------------------------------------------------------
| | 419 | 639 | 1908 | 1665 | 2378 | 244 | 7253 |


QSOs (with dupes)

| Band / Mode | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| 160 SSB | 88.8% | 4.8% | 0.5% | 2.4% | 3.6% | |
| 80 SSB | 81.8% | 6.6% | 1.4% | 2.2% | 7.7% | 0.3% |
| 40 SSB | 49.7% | 39.9% | 1.5% | 1.0% | 7.2% | 0.6% |
| 20 SSB | 49.4% | 36.6% | 2.3% | 2.0% | 7.5% | 2.3% |
| 15 SSB | 29.6% | 47.9% | 4.2% | 2.4% | 14.7% | 1.3% |
| 10 SSB | 43.2% | | 7.8% | 21.8% | 25.1% | 2.1% |
---------------------------------------------------------------------


Worked zones

| 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
01 | | | 1 | 3 | | | 4
02 | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 5
03 | | | 42 | 47 | 32 | | 121
04 | 5 | 10 | 185 | 188 | 378 | | 766
05 | 15 | 29 | 474 | 349 | 661 | | 1528
06 | | | 3 | | 2 | | 5
07 | | | 4 | 1 | 2 | | 7
08 | | 2 | 12 | 9 | 20 | | 43
09 | 1 | 7 | 9 | 8 | 13 | 1 | 39
10 | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
11 | | 1 | 11 | 18 | 38 | 9 | 77
12 | | | 1 | 1 | 7 | 1 | 10
13 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 9 | 35 | 8 | 58
14 | 142 | 187 | 530 | 452 | 311 | 18 | 1640
15 | 150 | 196 | 183 | 198 | 204 | 52 | 983
16 | 58 | 101 | 188 | 147 | 167 | 32 | 693
17 | 6 | 12 | 32 | 34 | 47 | 36 | 167
18 | 3 | 3 | 12 | 19 | 28 | 2 | 67
19 | | | 4 | 5 | 4 | | 13
20 | 23 | 34 | 26 | 21 | 20 | 12 | 136
21 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 6 | 11 | 4 | 36
22 | | | 3 | 1 | 4 | 1 | 9
23 | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
24 | | 1 | 9 | 5 | 24 | | 39
25 | | 16 | 52 | 34 | 199 | 9 | 310
26 | | | 1 | 3 | 10 | | 14
27 | | | 1 | 5 | 5 | 1 | 12
28 | | 2 | 5 | 1 | 13 | | 21
29 | | | 2 | | 3 | 3 | 8
30 | | | 3 | 25 | 7 | 1 | 36
31 | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
32 | | | 1 | 6 | 1 | | 8
33 | 6 | 10 | 12 | 12 | 14 | 7 | 61
34 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 7
35 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 4 | 3 | 13
36 | | | | | | |
37 | | | | 1 | 5 | 1 | 7
38 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 14 | 26 | 33 | 77
39 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 6 | 15
40 | | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
======================================================
| 418 | 622 | 1827 | 1634 | 2304 | 241 | 7046


Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=============================================================
1A | EU | | | | | | |
1S | AS | | | | | | |
3A | EU | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
3B6 | AF | | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | | | | |
3B9 | AF | | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
3D2/c | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | | | | |
3V | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
3W | AS | | | | 1 | 2 | | 3
3X | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | | |
4J | AS | | | | 1 | 3 | 1 | 5
4L | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
4O | EU | | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
4S | AS | | | 1 | | | | 1
4U1I | EU | | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | | |
4W | OC | | | | | | |
4X | AS | | 1 | | 3 | 2 | 4 | 10
5A | AF | | | | | | |
5B | AS | 2 | 5 | 6 | 4 | 5 | 3 | 25
5H | AF | | | | | | |
5N | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
5R | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
5T | AF | | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | | | | |
5X | AF | | | | | | |
5Z | AF | | | | 1 | 2 | | 3
6W | AF | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4
6Y | NA | | | | | | |
7O | AS | | | | | | |
7P | AF | | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | | |
7X | AF | | 1 | | | | | 1
8P | NA | | | | | | |
8Q | AS | | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | | | |
9A | EU | 3 | 10 | 8 | 7 | 11 | 5 | 44
9G | AF | | | | | | |
9H | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
9J | AF | | | | | | |
9K | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
9L | AF | | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | | | 1 | | 2 | | 3
9M6 | OC | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | | 6
9N | AS | | | | | | |
9Q | AF | | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | | | | |
9X | AF | | | | | | |
9Y | SA | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
A2 | AF | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
A3 | OC | | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | | | | | |
A5 | AS | | | | | | |
A6 | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 7
A7 | AS | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 1 | | 4
A9 | AS | | | | | | |
AP | AS | | | | | | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | | |
BV | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
BV9P | AS | | | | | | |
BY | AS | | 1 | 7 | 3 | 20 | | 31
C2 | OC | | | | | | |
C3 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 4
C5 | AF | | | | | | |
C6 | NA | | | | | | |
C9 | AF | | | | | 2 | 1 | 3
CE | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 7 | 1 | 10
CE0X | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | | | |
CM | NA | | | 1 | 1 | 3 | | 5
CN | AF | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 12
CP | SA | | | | | | |
CT | EU | 3 | 2 | 13 | 16 | 22 | 1 | 57
CT3 | AF | 2 | 3 | 4 | 3 | 4 | 1 | 17
CU | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 8
CX | SA | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 5 | 2 | 11
CY0 | NA | | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | | | |
D4 | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 7
D6 | AF | | | | | | |
DL | EU | 52 | 65 | 130 | 115 | 55 | 6 | 423
DU | OC | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
E3 | AF | | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | | | |
E7 | EU | 2 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 6 | 1 | 14
EA | EU | 17 | 27 | 83 | 57 | 63 | 2 | 249
EA6 | EU | 1 | 1 | 4 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 10
EA8 | AF | 1 | 2 | 5 | 4 | 7 | 3 | 22
EA9 | AF | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
EI | EU | 2 | 2 | 9 | 6 | 20 | | 39
EK | AS | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 5
EL | AF | | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | | |
ER | EU | 3 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 11
ES | EU | 2 | 6 | 8 | 6 | 7 | 1 | 30
ET | AF | | | | | | |
EU | EU | 6 | 8 | 10 | 16 | 8 | 4 | 52
EX | AS | | 1 | | 1 | 2 | | 4
EY | AS | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 4
EZ | AS | | | | | | |
F | EU | 8 | 26 | 50 | 35 | 9 | 4 | 132
FG | NA | | | | | | |
FH | AF | | | | | | 2 | 2
FJ | NA | | | | | | |
FK | OC | | | | | | |
FK/c | OC | | | | | | |
FM | NA | | | | | | |
FO | OC | | | | | | |
FO/a | OC | | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
FR | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 4
FR/g | AF | | | | | | |
FR/j | AF | | | | | | |
FR/t | AF | | | | | | |
FS | NA | | | | | | |
FT5W | AF | | | | | | |
FT5X | AF | | | | | | |
FT5Z | AF | | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | | |
FY | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | | 3
G | EU | 10 | 15 | 79 | 65 | 45 | 2 | 216
GD | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 7
GI | EU | 2 | 1 | 7 | 4 | 12 | | 26
GJ | EU | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
GM | EU | 5 | 3 | 16 | 17 | 18 | | 59
GM/s | EU | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
GU | EU | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
GW | EU | 1 | 1 | 6 | 4 | 3 | | 15
H4 | OC | | | | | | |
H40 | OC | | | | | | |
HA | EU | 7 | 9 | 9 | 4 | 12 | 1 | 42
HB | EU | 7 | 5 | 6 | 6 | 7 | | 31
HB0 | EU | 1 | | | 1 | 1 | | 3
HC | SA | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
HC8 | SA | | | | | 1 | | 1
HH | NA | | | | | | |
HI | NA | | | | 1 | 2 | | 3
HK | SA | | 2 | 1 | 2 | 3 | | 8
HK0/a | NA | | | | | | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | | |
HL | AS | | | | | 2 | 1 | 3
HM | AS | | | | | | |
HP | NA | | | | | | |
HR | NA | | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
HS | AS | | | 1 | 2 | 8 | | 11
HV | EU | | | | | | |
HZ | AS | | | | | 3 | 1 | 4
I | EU | 40 | 42 | 38 | 50 | 46 | 14 | 230
IG9 | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
IS | EU | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
IT9 | EU | 7 | 9 | 5 | 4 | 4 | 3 | 32
J2 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
J3 | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
J5 | AF | | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | | | | |
J7 | NA | | | | | | |
J8 | NA | | | | | | |
JA | AS | | 16 | 52 | 34 | 199 | 8 | 309
JD/m | OC | | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | | |
JT | AS | | | 1 | | | | 1
JW | EU | | | | | | |
JW/b | EU | | | | | | |
JX | EU | | | | | | |
JY | AS | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
K | NA | 18 | 38 | 694 | 545 | 1043 | | 2338
KG4 | NA | | | 1 | | | | 1
KH0 | OC | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
KH1 | OC | | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | | | | 2 | 1 | 1 | 4
KH3 | OC | | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
KH7K | OC | | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | | | |
KH8/s | OC | | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | 1 | | 1
KL | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
KP1 | NA | | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | | 1 | 3 | 2 | 5 | | 11
KP4 | NA | | | 4 | 2 | 11 | | 17
KP5 | NA | | | | | | |
LA | EU | 2 | 5 | 13 | 10 | 17 | | 47
LU | SA | 1 | | 3 | 8 | 33 | 6 | 51
LX | EU | | 1 | | 1 | | | 2
LY | EU | 6 | 9 | 16 | 11 | 10 | 6 | 58
LZ | EU | 4 | 7 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 3 | 29
OA | SA | | | | | 1 | | 1
OD | AS | | | | | | |
OE | EU | 3 | 7 | 3 | 3 | 5 | 1 | 22
OH | EU | 8 | 12 | 21 | 16 | 33 | 2 | 92
OH0 | EU | 2 | 3 | 5 | 2 | 2 | | 14
OJ0 | EU | | | | | | |
OK | EU | 19 | 18 | 12 | 18 | 9 | | 76
OM | EU | 8 | 11 | 6 | 2 | 4 | 2 | 33
ON | EU | 13 | 8 | 33 | 27 | 5 | | 86
OX | NA | | | 1 | | | | 1
OY | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
OZ | EU | 1 | 7 | 21 | 10 | 7 | | 46
P2 | OC | | | | | | |
P4 | SA | | 2 | 3 | 2 | 3 | | 10
PA | EU | 11 | 11 | 51 | 57 | 10 | | 140
PJ2 | SA | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 5
PJ4 | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
PJ5 | NA | | | | | | |
PJ7 | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
PY | SA | | 1 | 13 | 18 | 38 | 9 | 79
PY0F | SA | | | | | | |
PY0S | SA | | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | | | | | |
R1FJ | EU | | | | | | |
R1MV | EU | | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | | |
S2 | AS | | | | | | |
S5 | EU | 13 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 10 | 3 | 53
S7 | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 5
S9 | AF | | | | | | |
SM | EU | 2 | 9 | 24 | 19 | 16 | 1 | 71
SP | EU | 18 | 33 | 31 | 43 | 25 | 6 | 156
ST | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 7
SU | AF | | | | | | |
SV | EU | 6 | 4 | 5 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 19
SV/a | EU | | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 4
SV9 | EU | | 1 | | 1 | | | 2
T2 | OC | | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | | |
T7 | EU | 2 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
T8 | OC | | | | | | |
TA | AS | | 3 | 3 | 2 | | | 8
TA1 | EU | 2 | 1 | | | | | 3
TF | EU | | | | 2 | | | 2
TG | NA | | | | | | |
TI | NA | | | 2 | 1 | | | 3
TI9 | NA | | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | | |
TK | EU | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
TL | AF | | | | | | |
TN | AF | | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | | | |
TT | AF | | | | | | |
TU | AF | | | | | | |
TY | AF | | | | | | |
TZ | AF | | | | | | |
UA | EU | 28 | 49 | 118 | 89 | 123 | 19 | 426
UA2 | EU | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 8
UA9 | AS | 8 | 12 | 50 | 59 | 78 | 33 | 240
UK | AS | | 1 | | | 1 | | 2
UN | AS | 1 | 2 | 4 | 5 | 10 | 6 | 28
UR | EU | 21 | 45 | 58 | 40 | 30 | 6 | 200
V2 | NA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
V3 | NA | | | 2 | | 1 | | 3
V4 | NA | | | 1 | | | | 1
V5 | AF | | | | 2 | 1 | 2 | 5
V6 | OC | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
V7 | OC | | | | | | |
V8 | OC | | | | | | |
VE | NA | 2 | 2 | 45 | 52 | 65 | | 166
VK | OC | | | 5 | 25 | 12 | 4 | 46
VK0H | AF | | | | | | |
VK0M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9C | OC | | | | | | |
VK9L | OC | | | | | | |
VK9M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9N | OC | | | | | | |
VK9W | OC | | | | | | |
VK9X | OC | | | | | | |
VP2E | NA | | | | | | |
VP2M | NA | | | | | | |
VP2V | NA | | | | | | |
VP5 | NA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 6
VP6 | OC | | | | | | |
VP6/d | OC | | | | | | |
VP8 | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/g | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/o | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | | | | | | |
VQ9 | AF | | | | | | |
VR | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
VU | AS | | | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 6
VU4 | AS | | | | | | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | | |
XE | NA | | | 3 | | 2 | | 5
XF4 | NA | | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | | |
XU | AS | | | | | | |
XW | AS | | | | | | |
XX9 | AS | | | | | | |
XZ | AS | | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | | | | |
YB | OC | | 1 | 3 | | 9 | | 13
YI | AS | | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | | |
YL | EU | 2 | 2 | 9 | 7 | 9 | 4 | 33
YN | NA | | | 1 | | | | 1
YO | EU | 8 | 12 | 7 | 3 | 6 | 1 | 37
YS | NA | | | | | | |
YU | EU | 7 | 9 | 3 | 9 | 9 | 1 | 38
YU8 | EU | | | | | | |
YV | SA | | | 2 | 2 | 4 | | 8
YV0 | NA | | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 3 | 5
Z3 | EU | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 3 | | 7
ZA | EU | | | | | | |
ZB | EU | | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | | | |
ZD7 | AF | | | | | | |
ZD8 | AF | | | | | | |
ZD9 | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
ZF | NA | | | | | | |
ZK2 | OC | | | | | | |
ZK3 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | | 1 | 5 | 1 | | 7
ZL7 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | | | | 1 | | 1
ZS | AF | 1 | 1 | 2 | 10 | 23 | 28 | 65
ZS8 | AF | | | | | | |
=============================================================
| | 419 | 637 | 1908 | 1663 | 2374 | 243 | 7244
 
OHØV(OH6LI)   SOSB/40 HP   500,5362010-11-02 16:10:53
A strange experience.
Less than 100 QSOs to North America.
More than 150 QSOs to Japan.
The only country winning Japan was Germany; more than 300 DL QSOs.

One highlight was to log more than 10 stations in China.
But less than 5 QSOs to India.

No technical problems.
On time maybe 30 hours or so.

Sunday was extremely slow for some reason.
My Saturday activity was intermittent operating due to various non-contesting
reasons.

Hope to hear more stations on CW.


73,
Jukka OH6LI (@OH0V)
 
W8OHT   SOAB HP   130,6092010-11-02 16:24:03
Post-contest modifications to HB amplifier are required. Mods were attempted
all through the contest until Sunday afternoon, at which time amplifier
operation became acceptable. Now, Tuesday, I'm implimenting smaller, like
fixes, inside the amplifier. Most points were made Late Sunday.
 
JQ1BVI   SOAB(A) HP   2,178,5922010-11-02 16:33:09
<2010 WW PH JQ1BVI Time Chart >
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7| - - - - - - 3 10 8 7 14 16 27 30 26 12 15 6 13 9 10 1 - -|
207
14| 9 65 57 36 11 3 - - 14 15 - - - 1 - - - - - - - 5 5 18|
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21| 92 37 27 23 21 77 59 35 20 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 49114 45|
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118| 325
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Tol | 1320 1539 1655 1707 1764 1801 1815 2073|
 
K1BX   SOAB LP   2,407,3002010-11-02 16:52:42
At times my low antennas were too high. That is a much easier problem to fix
than the opposite. I had 100+ ten meter QSOs on Saturday. It is fun to work all
the SA stations. They are very patient/polite and enjoy each contact. I worked
more SA stations on the low bands this time than I remember.

I was up 200 QSOs over 2009 after 24 hours. Kind of coasted through Sunday as
condx were not as good. Conditions on 80/160 were not good until late Saturday
night. Even worked some good low band mults Sunday evening. On 20 I worked
several countries I had never heard from this QTH - all in Asia. 15 was much
like 20 meters has been - crowded.

Was good to here K1RX fully staffed and all over the bands. 25 years ago in
this test I operated from DL0WH as I was living in DL. I don't think they were
on this year. I missed my yearly QSO with Volker, DF7IT (SK 2009).

On three occasions a US station took my FQ on 20 meters. Each time they were
exactly on my FQ and could hear me. Backscatter was loud. These guys are never
W1's. Having lived and contested from CA, MS and SD, I know what it's like
trying to get through...but I like K5TR's comments. And he still wins.

Thanks to all of the volunteers that process the logs. I remember the paper
logs N6CW would check back in the 80's. What a difference today. I have
received my plaque from 2007. No sign of 2008 or 2009. I even renewed my CQ
subscription for 3 years. Thanks to the sponsor anyway.

1 down 3 to go. - art
 
TIØRC(@TI2JCY)   M/2 HP   5,434,3982010-11-02 17:26:05
CQWW Phone 2010 was certainly another enjoyable effort by our group of Costa
Rican and American ops, who normally operate as TI8M. This year for CQWW we
activated the call sign of the Radio Club of Costa Rica – TI0RC.

It was good to see much improved results on 15m, but we did not get the much
hoped for 10m opening, with most stations heard being from LU, CE and PY in
southern South America. There were some 10m stations worked in the US, Canada
and elsewhere in North America, but only Zones 32 and 35 were worked in other
than North / South directions. This was our best CQWW score in several years
and we certainly look forward to next year with even more improved band
conditions, plus another chance to visit with our TI friends.

Bob Wilson - W4BW
 
CW3D(CX4CR)   SOSB/10 LP   438,5152010-11-02 17:45:24
Once again it was fun to participate in the CQWW, 10 m was exciting and at times
good ... missed most notably Asia and Pacific Until next time
73 Mario
 
WA5RML   SOAB LP   5,3102010-11-02 18:00:16
T.T. Omni VI @100 wts, MA5V vertical; Actually - first two (2) QSOs were QRP
with FT-817, but decided I needed more power to have any fun in the contest. I
also had limited operating time. I seem to be the "master of the Carribean",
but not much else! Thanks for those who contacted me.
 
W2NO   SOAB(A) HP   207,1322010-11-02 18:01:31
Saturday was definitely the better day conditions wise. Part time at W2CG.
 
PU1KTZ   SOSB/10 LP   7,6232010-11-02 18:29:47
PU1KTZ
 
AA6K   SOAB LP   256,2512010-11-02 19:08:29
Working conditions: IC-756PII, 3el StrppIR with 30/40 add-on, and an inverted
vee for 80M. There was a short 10M opening on Sat but nothing on Sun. The
effort was 100% S&P as it is difficult to run on LP.
 
N1LN   M/2 HP   5,628,5782010-11-02 19:12:41
When we started the contest we all thought it was going to be a DX contest.
Well, it did not take us too long to come to the conclusion that we had a good
chance to get a WAS on at least 4 bands. By the end of the 48 hours we had 305
ZERO point USA Qs in the log. Yes, perhaps a few would have been good for the
zone mults, but we had those mults by working our Canadian friends. I just
don't understand why so many US stations call US stations. Oh well, we got
beyond that and started to work the DX and the FQ (Fun Quotient) started to go
up quickly.

Since last year only a few station improvements have been made, but we still
were determined to show improvement on all three metrics, Qs, Mults, and Total
Score. That we did, however not on every band. We expected not to get decent
runs on 75 or 160, even with the newly added phased verticals on 160. We were
unpleasantly surprised that 40 and 20 were difficult also. Yes, we did have
many decent runs on both of those bands, but not even close to what we had on
15. By entering in M2 with only two stations (no mult station or mult antennas
here) we tried to balance our time between running and adding to the mult
total. 40 and 20 were so crowded that after we caught a few needed mults,
getting a run frequency was not next to impossible, but quite often totally
impossible. None the less, on we went.

10 meters was just OK on Saturday but on Sunday we did manage to catch a couple
of openings to Africa and the South Pacific but made only 1 EU QSO. We were
able to increase our Qs and Mults this year. Must be a few sun spots out
there.

15 meters turned out to be our best performer. An additional 5 element yagi was
added to the mix for 5 x 5 x 3 instead of 5 x 3 x 3 like last year. Both of the
5s worked well. The top 5s rotate with the bottom 3 ele fixed on SA.

Now that it is over we can look back and agree that six guys had a fun weekend
together. Lots of DX was worked. Lots of good food was eaten. Yes, there
might even have been some adult beverages consumed. And there were probably
even a few stories told. All true of course!

We would like to congratulate the other M2 teams. Some totally OUTSTANDING
scores have been posted.

Station 1: K3, Ten Tec Centurion
Station 2: K3, Ameritron AL1500

Antennas:

160m: 2 phased wire verticals, elevated radials
80m: wire vertical, elevated radials
40m: 2 element XM240 at 120' and 65'
20m: 4 element HyGain 204BA at 102', 68', 36' (fixed on SA)
15m: 5 element homebrew at 95', 65', 3 ele at 35' (fixed on SA)
10m: 10 element Log at 104', 4 ele M2 at 70', 3 ele at 35' (fixed on SA)

Beverages: 750'to EU, 750'to JA, 450'W, 450'S, 450'N
K9AY (N, E, S, W)

73,
Bruce - N1LN
 
N3UM   SOAB HP   654,0002010-11-02 19:14:52
My 654 K claimed score this year is my best since the 791 K I claimed in 2004,
when there
were many more sunspots. This year I got 75% of my QSOs on 15 and 20 m, and
another 9% on 10 m.
The low-band results were my poorest since 2004, maybe due to less activity,
poorer conditions, or both.
Near the end of the contest, distracted by trick-or-treat kids at the door, I
tuned 20 m. looking for a few last multipliers. Between 2329 and 2335 Z, I
found BY, JA, and RT0, in zones 24, 25, and 19: 3 new zones and 2 new
countries in 6 minutes! Great way to finish!
 
PU2LEP   SOSB/10 LP   275,1542010-11-02 19:24:30
Thank you all for contact


73

Vaz
PU2LEP
 
XE1FZE   SOSB/40 LP   21,3302010-11-02 19:33:46
First time runing 40m band as single band operation. Had a low expectation due
work conditions, the antenna was a double bazooka and the rig a TS2K running
100w.
Despite work conditions, propagation was so good that I could work several new
ones. Amazing how we can get if we just try and forget predjuces.
Regards and congrats.
Bert / XE1FZE
 
AA4LR   SOAB HP   125,5522010-11-02 19:49:49
Antennas:
Cushcraft A3S/A743 at 15m high

Equipment:
Elecraft K2 w/KAT100
Ameritron AL-80A running 500-700 watts

Comments:

I was only able to operate for a few hours on Saturday, but I really enjoyed
seeing a big 15m opening to europe on Saturday. Never heard 10m open that way,
but was happy to work many strong signals in central and south america.

I decided to run the amplifier, which made it a bit easier to get through.

Was really astounded at the huge pileup on 20m on PJ4X. I'm sure the "newness"
of the PJs being separate entities will wear off eventually.
 
W4MYA   SOAB(A) HP   1,631,0162010-11-02 20:21:04
Part time effort, but enjoyed the time spent.
Most antennas are in various states of disrepair.
Thanks for the contacts.
Take care
 
WØUA(@KØRF)   SOAB HP   3,155,7752010-11-02 21:34:30
There now, that wasn't so easy, was it? But if it has to be Phone...make it
CQWW Phone! At its exhilirating best and mind-numbing worst there's nothing
else like it. Kinda' like the biggest, funnest root canal you've ever had...

Our old pal Mr. Murphy dropped by 2 hours before the start and promptly crashed
the hard drive on the SO2R station computer. With his usual heroics, Chuck had
things straightened-up with 20 minutes to spare. He even invented some new
words. The "Murph" also ensured that our ever-present transimit-audio hum was
there & provided amplifier problems on the Station 1 87A. Fortunately, these
were in the annoyance and not the show-stopper category.

For a LOT of this contest it felt as if we were on the fringe of coverage to
EU. Lots of unanswered CQ's and way better results in Hunt & Call mode. How
can the loud guys be THAT much louder than the not-loud guys? I echo the
comments of K5TR and W9RE about finding guilt-free Running QRG's--and that
applied out here on 15 as well as 20. With the SSN up the whole USA is no
longer a skip-zone on 15. And 20 is ... well, 20. Thank heavens for JA! The
North-South paths were intense on the high bands both afternoons, right down
the spectrum from 10 to 20.

Funniest moment was in the last 5 minutes. Chuck ambled in and between Q's I
was specuating about the "October Surprise," a phenomenon associated with
elections. But I was asking who it would be in the last minutes? 4S7? ZD9?
V8? And just as I finished that question and with under 2 minutes left, 9M6LSC
came back to the next CQ. Ya' gotta' LOVE that stuff!

OK, thanks Chuck, thanks all for the fun weekend, and back to Charles
Whiskey...
 
N7BT(@W7IV)   M/2 HP   2,259,0622010-11-02 21:34:43
Had a lot of fun and more ops than usual. Wishing for sunspots and a shift in
the magnetic equator radically NORTH!!

Ten meters was a reasonably pleasant surprise, and it seemed like all the JA's
abandoned 20 when 15 opened to the West Coast.

We're looking forward to the upcoming contest season and our new friends from
Canada who came down to sit in and help our usual small gang here in
Bellingham.

Thanks to all the casual contesters who came out and handed out Q's!
 
SV1DPI   SOAB(A) HP   875,9892010-11-02 22:50:13
I was preparing myself to run a MS with my club. Unfortunately last minute
problems with antennas stopped us to run with sz1a this year. So i came back
home just to play some hours. My purpose was to make 1000 qsos just for fun and
beside this to check my new beverage. So i was more than usual on 160 and i
didn't use a lot so2r. Tnx for all qsos and yes.. beverage do a FB work and not
only on 160m...
73 and tnx to all
Kostas sv1dpi
 
OV3X(OZ8AE)   SOAB LP   315,2062010-11-03 00:10:53
Another great weekend, even I did not work many. However had a good weekend i
s/p. Condx on 40 and 15 meters were great. Did not get to 20 meter on saturday,
as I went directly from 40 to 15 meters. Saturday evening I had a lot of QRN on
the radio on 15 meters when turning the beam to Caribbean. Think my neighbour
had turned on his plasma TV! - How can I solve that?
The hightlights here is always when having QSO with ZL - and as on as many
bands as possible. - This sunday evening I got very exited as I worked VK6,
VK4, JT1, JA and AH2 - all on 40 meter with 100 watts and a Carolina Windom 80.
Hard to believe but amazing what one can do with 100 watts.
The set up an ICOM IC-775DSP, TH3MK4 11 meters up and a Carolina Windom 80 with
the feed point 14 meters high and one end 11 meters and the other end 6 meters
up.
Will be back on my favorite mode CW in the end of November. Hope condx shall be
even better and that all of You will be back. 73
 
VU2CDP   SOAB LP   109,5602010-11-03 00:36:29
Some have good hardware, some have good ears, and then some are blessed with
both. I express my gratitude to all those in these 3 categories for hearing my
"5watts louder than a QRP" signal. You are the guys whose calls are in my log.

Yes, i was on for almost the full contest; the 24 hrs operating time is what
N1MM tells me so i will let it be. With inverted Vees for 20 & 40 and an MFJ
portable tuner to load the 40V on 15m, I was nuts for even thinking that i
could be competitive simply by putting in chair time. Add to that a barefoot
Icom 718 which should pit me against the /P stations. Heck, no such category
exists yet so i am SOAB LP!

Lots of stations heard but few worked for reasons above. Most stations didn't
want to break their run so ignored me after 3-4 attempts. Heartbreaking for a
LP station operating from a temporary QTH. Made quite a few QSY attempts upon
being asked to help out the zone 14,15 & 16 stations but only successful with
IR4M and RU1A.

3-banders: VK6NC, OM8A, DF0HQ

Highlights: CW5W for an all-time new one. GM5X's reaction after hearing me when
he was wkg NA (Yes sir, i got through to you on my 11th or 12th attempt. hi)
Meeting my own targets of 100,000 pts which i set after realising the strength
of my signal.

Lowlight: N1MM quit working towards the end of the contest. No CAT control and
therefore no QSOs could be logged. Last few QSOs logged by hand and then
migrated to the database with help from Prasad, VU2PTT after the contest. He
has been a great motivation. Thanks Prasad!

Learnings: A lot! Propagation patterns especially. Also will have better ants
for WW CW so that -
1. I get out well enough to make into other people's logs
2. I manage to run a frequency instead of being pushed out by KW stns
everytime
3. QSY moves are successful.

Back to work for now.

73!
Deepak, VU2CDP
VU Contest Group (also WWYC 755)
 
SM3C(SM5CCT)   SOAB HP   292,0302010-11-03 02:52:31
Rig : Kenwood TS-570D, MLA-2500, 500 w

Antennas: Force 12 C3 yagi, Inverted vee, HF2V vertical, LW

Murphy really struck me this weekend. Something happened with the yagi after 10
hrs, burned cable, balun? Switched to inv.vee, did good for many hours but
antenna tuner ceased to work suddenly when tried to qsy to 10 meters. Had to
concentrate on low bands, HF2V for 40 and 80 and the lw for 160 did the job and
after all I had a fun weekend.
 
DP4D(@DKØRE)   M/2 HP   404,7852010-11-03 04:42:38
Just to have fun and to get some more DXCC. Have some problems with the
highbands- and a DX Contest without highbands ist not a contest...........
 
DA2C(DL8OBQ)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   835,5602010-11-03 04:46:39
Rig: FT2000+Acom2000
Ant.: OptiBeam 17-4 and 16-3, JP2000

Very good conditions on 15m!

The station worked fine without big problems, except 1 hour without power on
Saturday afternoon.
Nice pile-up on Sunday afternoon to the US. I can’t remember something like
that from DL before. The rate was close to 300 for more than 1 hour!
Very good score from DF9ZP! I lost nearly every pile-up when I heard him. So I
understand that I’m about 20 mults short.

Thanks for the contacts!

73, Uli
www.dl8obq.de
 
VU2PAI   SOAB HP   1,423,0802010-11-03 06:46:33
Activity this year was a half hearted effort because of the Governing council
meeting of the Amateur Radio Society of India was held in my town Mangalore on
Sunday, October 31st. But had lots of fun as CQWW is my all time favourite
contest. Conditions were not as good as last year, not much activity from South
America and Africa, looking forward to work you guys in CQWW CW 2010!
 
PQ5B(@PP5CFS)   M/S HP   7,478,3242010-11-03 07:00:41
Very nice test with FANTASTIC friends!!!!!

73
PQ5B Crew
 
W6PH   SOAB HP   950,7842010-11-03 07:05:52
My wife's 97 year old aunt passed away this past week and the funeral and
family gathering was on Saturday. So I knew I was going to miss most of
Saturday. That lowered my motivation level by several notches. I'm not a
real big fan of phone contests but I seem to get drawn into them and this
one was fun despite all the splatter and QRM. Ninety-five percent of my
contacts were S&P and it's always a rush finding another new mult. But
I couldn't find that 100th country on 20m.

My antennas are basically field day style raised on AB-577 masts. I used
the 3 el 20m monobander from CQP and had it up at 55 feet. My very old
homebrew 5 el 15m monobander was on another AB-577 at 50 feet. It had
been laying under the sage brush for 15 years. My 40-2CD didn't go up after
I knew that it was going to be a low key effort. Instead I used a 40m
vertical. I tried a 80 m sloper off the mast that had the 15m beam and
I was very satisfied with its performance. My permanent A3S (from W1MD)
on 40 feet of Rohn 25 was used on 10 meters and it gave me directional
diversity on 20m and 15m. No antenna for 160m. I decided the effort/benefit
ratio was too low to put one up.

I'm still using a TS-930S (w/ Piexx board) that I bought in 1982 and Big
AL (AL-1200) provides the muscle. My logging program was CT-DOS
9.57 on a very old NEC 486-50 laptop(from W1MD). It works perfectly
so I don't feel a need to upgrade. And I don't have that mouse thingie
in my way.

I thought the bands (other than 10 meters) were in pretty decent shape. I'm
looking forward to CW and will have the 40-2CD up as well as a 160m antenna.

I have really enjoyed the contests from here in Lone Pine. There is
no noise and I have great neighbors. And zero problems with zoning.

73, Kurt, W6PH
 
VE6FI   M/2 HP   3,995,1402010-11-03 07:27:34
Operators Evan Ve6fi, Denis Ve6aq, Villy ve6sq, Maurice ve6maa, Dave ve6kd

As usual we operated M2. Conditions were good with the exception of 10m which
just barely opened. By the spots there seemed to be a lot of activity on 10m
but propagation was not to be for us.

It can't help but improve next year.

A very good time.

Denis Ve6aq with ve6fi
 
HK1J   SOSB/40 LP   285,9062010-11-03 08:23:05
I am very happy to participate in this contest. The conditions were great for my
country, many stations around the world, and very little QRM in the band.

Best Regards

HK1J
JORGE MARQUEZ F
Cartagena de Indias
COLOMBIA
South America
 
OP4K   M/S HP   2,987,2722010-11-03 08:28:52
Operators for this event were : Stefaan ON4FG - Jean ON4JW - Joe ON4JZ (also
owner of OP4K) - Karel ON5TN (going to Antarctica to the Princess Elisabeth
Base for a 2nd year in a row from Nov 10, 2010 until Feb 24, 2011 and will be
active as OR4TN) - Jim ON5UM and Koen or Ken ON7RK.

We entered this contest in the M/S category (as we already did many times in
the past).

Propagation on the low band are losing against the high bands.
10m did not fully open but we are confident that in the near future it will
improve.
As everybody noticed, 15m was the "band to be on" Sunday and we had a very nice
run on that band.

As the contest reached the final hours we targeted 2300 Q's and 2.3 million
points.

We failed by less that 13000 points the double target but taking everything
into consideration, we see improvement in the number Q's and score.

Thanks to everybody who hear / logged us and so sorry for the ones that did not
make in into our log.
QSL ok via bureau or direct.

Setup
Yaesu FT-2000
Acom 2000A
Optibeam OB18-6 at 50m / 170ft (3 el on 40m - 4 el on 20 + 15m - 7 el on 10m)
Inverted V for 80m and T loaded vertical with 1 radial for 160m.

Hope to work you all in the CQ WW CW at the end of this month.

73 Joe on behalf of the OP4K team
 
PR2B(PY2LSM)   SOSB/20 HP   1,044,2522010-11-03 09:02:11
Sergio PP5JR thanks you very much again.
Thanks for all qsos...se you on CQWW CW.
73

Alan PY2LSM
 
P4ØB(KE5OG)   SOSB/40 LP   249,1572010-11-03 09:39:10
What great fun. My first time to operate from P4. It's quite a change from West
Texas.

I was warned about the difficulty of running on 40 meters using low power and
the warnings were true. It was tough. Friday night was fun with several long
runs from stateside stations. Saturday was a whole new ballgame. Except for a
couple of short European runs I could not get anything going regardless of
where I tried to operate. Saturday night and Sunday became hunts for mults. I
came up way short of my goals, but did about as well as I could.

Thanks to Robert, W5AJ, for inviting me to participate with him. And Carl,
P49V/AI6V, for the use of his great contest QTH. Supporting us also was JP,
P43A.

One of the highlights of the trip is the Sunday night dinner. I had the
opportunity to meet and visit with Andy P49Y/AE6Y, Scott P40Q/K0DQ and his wife
Donna, Ed, P40N/N4OC, and John, P40W/W2GD. Those guys turned in some huge
scores.
 
OG5B(@OH5BM)   Multi-Op Xtreme HP   530,0002010-11-03 09:40:05
OG5B:
Just some hours before the contest start, it occurred to me that why not try
the new XTREME class because I have the remote-sation ready.(so I thought..)
Quick e-mail to CQWW authorities if it is possible to take part even when
application comes late. Doug Grant showed the green light, and so some emails
sent to the two other remote owners. They said that "this came a bit suddenly"
in spite there were still ample time to start the contest - 4-5 hours...
So it happened that I was able to overtalk only Ville, OH5RF to this
experiment.
So we both needed to use the same contest software in remote computer to get
the scoring right . So remote program like VNC or Teamviewer was needed.
Free Teamviewer5 was downloaded for the support program.
Then I was trying to register Win_Test 3.29 for the new computer, but
evidently
my old e-mail is no more forwarded to my new e-mail, because never got
registration code. No time to wait and communicate with WT-people who already
were runnin cqww contest(I supposed), so I dowloaded free N1MM program and
installed that on the new computer.
In addition to that N1MM was connected to the Ezmaster device which was routing
the audio to and from the IC-7700 rig.
We had no means to use PTT in N1MM, so Icom was left for VOX operation.
Computer was connected to the Microham banddecoder which was running Microham
Double Ten antenna Switch and banddecoder was sending also BCD code to the
1 KW linear if band change was needed.

Antenna tower was turned by EA4TX rotator card was inbuilt into the computer
cabinet and using computer powersupply.
SKYPE was used as an audio channel.
Ville OH5RF was located 80km away in Lappeenranta-city with fast broadband
and OH5BM was on his summer cottage on the Lake Saimaa (biggest lake in
finland) first 20m of connection was handled by Wlan and then by radio WIMAX
connection 4km over the lake until it got into the normal internet cloud.
Somehow we decided to stuck on single band because 15 m showed to be promising
for a long time.
So our class/category is actually: MULTIOP SINGLE BAND XTREME

15m was nicely open in spite we got the late start and lost Saturday JA
opening.
The afternoon to USA was best for some years and next morning opened early
(4:30 UTC) to Japan but band closed also quite early.
Last station logged was K4SSU 16:50 and after that - in spite stations heard-
we were not able to raise their attention with our modest 6 over 6 and KW.

All the equipment and software worked flawlessly, but somehow ICOM ssb filter
was left a bit wide 3,0 KHz !!.
So it could be nice if contest programs should have possibilities to adjust
radio parameters like in HRD - so that mistake could have been avoided.
This Xtreme class do not put you too extreme environment, because you can
normally just sit in your home and do the operating from there.
Ville had some QRN, when YL was hoovering around and the DOG needed some
attention. I was sent to the boats to lubricate the old Blue Band Mercury
outboard motor for the coming winter, but fortunately it was Villes turn to
steer the station.
Now we experienced again the old saying:
"Contest starts always 3 days too early"
Maybe next time we are prepared in time.
Thanks for all greeting us on 15m.
Tapani and Ville
 
4XØW(NT2X)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,029,8642010-11-03 09:42:56
Amazing 20m propagation from 4X-land
VK, ZL, occasional W/VE and Far Eastern DX over Europe all day.
Working loud EU is a pleasure and fun. 480 QSO/hour peak for few minutes,
contester's dream. Big 'thanks' to Ilya/4Z1UF for hosting 4X0W operation.
QSL via N2TA. 73, Ed/NT2X
 
OHØK(OH4XX)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   135,3752010-11-03 09:54:19
This contest did not go exactly as planned however had my fun anyways.

Worked quite a long day at Friday and got station in working condition just
about 2 hours prior the contest start. Due long and exahausting day decided to
have rest.. which took 5 hours ---> Started contest almost 3 hours late so my
focus was a bit lost during the whole contest (obv. missing the start hit the
result too) Teemu at SM0W did outstanding score and could hear him working NA
stations which I could not hear a whisper.

The station location at Geta is just amazing ,its a pity I could not utilize
all its benfits at this time.

Thanks to Jukka OH6Li and J-P OH6RX for opportunity.

equipment:

FT1000MP + 1,5 KW amp
Inv-v@ 35m, 3* half-sloper
N1MM


Thanks for the qsos!

73,

Mikko OH4XX
 
OH1F(OH1NOA)   SOSB/15 HP   691,7142010-11-03 10:03:09
FT1000D + Alpha 91b
4/4el yagis + 4el yagi

I had a severe head&toothache on Saturday, almost quit. Band was very good (and
crowded) when it was open, but it closed early to JA and USA. I heard several
Caribbean/CA multipliers (even loud ones), which I was unable to work. It was
impossible to compete against Southern Europeans who worked some 200-300 US
stations more both days, to Asia I did ok.

CU in CQWWCW!

73, Timo OH1NOA
 
S52ZW   M/2 HP   6,670,2722010-11-03 10:16:03
hallowen...hallowen

73 S52ZW team
 
A73A   M/M HP   25,484,2632010-11-03 10:18:46
Ali (A71BX) led the QARS contest team for the first Multi-Multi operation in
Qatar. It was done Field Day-style at the beach with verticals for each band
plus a tribander used on 10m to supplement the vertical array. Alwan (A71CO)
did amazing work to organize the temporary buildings, electricity, air
conditioning repairs, food, etc. Dave (K5GN), Abdulla (A71CV), Rashed (A71AN),
and Mohammed (A71EL) did their part, too, making it a team success.

The guest hams from California and Finland have travelled the world to operate
multi-multi from so many locations that they were able to take in stride all
the problems that our first-time operation could bring up. Everyone learned
something this weekend! Dick (N6AA) is the ringleader and helped solve the
electrical load issues, station setup, etc. Art (W6XD) made the antenna
switchboxes and the computer networking look easy. Jorma (OH2KI) missed most
of the setup time but worked hard while he was here. John (AB6BH) helped with
the wiring and was in on most of the antenna erection and tuning. Marty (N6VI)
made sure that the low band station setup would work and generally kept us all
in an upbeat mode when things looked impossible. Terry (K6BL) just kept
finding things to make right or make better. Wild Bill (WB6BFG) was
everywhere, ready to help and telling stories while helping.

Murphy only hit one amplifier, a new-out-of-the-box OM Power amp with infant
mortality issues. Lots of cell phone and internet time was spent trying to get
it to work, to no avail. Hard to solve that kind of issue under time pressure
("it's 2100Z, what are we going to do now?") Fortunately, we had a backup
amp.

Murphy did strike in the form of a serious electrical miswiring of one of the
trailers. 'BFG was electrocuted when he stepped from the wet beach onto the
steel steps up to the main trailer after it was left ungrounded and improperly
wired into the three-phase generator. Fortunately, he only got a nasty shock
and a twisted ankle from jumping away. The same wiring problem also took out
the air conditioner controls and all the light sockets.

Murphy's only effects on the radio equipment were a rig that was plugged in
when the power was wrongly setup and an unrelated problem of our inability to
get a brand-new OM Power amplifier working. Fortunately, we had a backup MP
and small Ameritron amp, so we were able to keep six stations on the air.

Our results exceeded our stretch goal of 10000 QSOs and 20 million points. We
all went home after takedown and site cleanup amazed and very pleased with the
final score.

Many thanks also go to Sabaan (A71BP), the Secretary of QARS, for his support
of this effort.
 
OK1SKJ   SOSB(A)/10 LP   14,4572010-11-03 11:10:48
Equipment:
FT950 100W
MOXON
SW N1MM

Thanks you for nice weekend.
73, Jirka, OK1SKJ
 
M4A(@G6UW)   M/2 HP   5,669,6802010-11-03 11:48:08
The Cambridge University Wireless Society's annual entry in CQ WW DX SSB is
primarily aimed at introducing young amateurs to contesting from a reasonably
well-eqipped station. This year was no exception as 10 out of the 14 operators
were aged under 30.
For the last few years, we have come 2nd to G6PZ in the M/S category in England
and so, this year, we decided to change to the M/2 category as a tactical move.

Unsurprisingly, this also allowed us to acheive our best claimed score in
recent years but, despite this, we have a lot to learn about the different
operating styles needed in M/2. It was a pity that the bands performed less
well than we had expected, but this was somewhat compensated for by operating
from the new CUWS shack which is warmer, better-designed and larger than its
predecessor!
 
N2IC   M/S HP   5,346,2502010-11-03 12:52:07
Sorry, but after the past 10 days of dealing with - llamas killed by bear(s),
visiting guest operators, attempting to capture bear(s), hosting the contest
itself, responding to a house fire (I am a volunteer firefighter), and finally
capturing two bears, I'm too burned out to do a writeup this year.

Thanks for all the QSO's and to my two guest ops for making it a successful
contest despite the distractions.

73,
Steve, N2IC
 
LU7HZ   SOSB(A)/10 LP   118,2602010-11-03 13:18:32
First participation in CQ WW SSB ever
 
ERØWW(UT5UDX)   SOAB(A) HP   8,503,4362010-11-03 13:32:15
A bit less qso then last year,but the mult!!!
Unfortunatly,condx on this side was not that good.In second day I make two more
hours to sleep,because of no callers and rate were even 50 qso per hour.
Anyway,enjoyed very much and wait for cw part.
Many thanks to Vlad,RA4LW Vasily,ER4DX and Serge,ER4ER for help and support me
before the contest.
 
LN5O(LA6FJA)   SOAB(A) HP   1,136,2112010-11-03 13:41:57
Tumbs up for SJ2Ws Score !

Biggest thrill was 15m, 40m was VERY bad first night, 10m never open, 15m was
difficult in the morning.
20m was tooo crowded and need to be expanded.. !!
USA: must not work split down in CW portion, low as 7015...

I had planned to do more serious out of this, I could reach my goal on 1500 QSO
easily, but I had to jump in bed, not in top mood/shape last 6 months due fever
and infection + two cysts in my troath/jaw..
So I was limited with voice for SSB :D Happily I had a DVK , but I lost my
voice after 6-7 hours and had to use my DVK 100 % ...
I must admit that I understand, why I never work a lot of SSB contests, too
much QRM and splatter.
I prefer CW and RTTY!

Thanks to SM2WMV and DJ1YFK for fixing parts for my antenna switches this year,
they working super.
I now need to fix some more radials before the snow comes on 80 160m And to
setup a 4 el vertical array on 40m and to install the powersplitter :)

Glad to give some points for WWYC as usual even I never been in million million
class :)

73 LA6FJA Rag



160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

EU 50 139 214 163 59 2 627 50.9
AF 0 6 9 6 10 1 32 2.6
AS 0 9 16 63 32 5 125 10.2
NA 1 10 17 213 161 0 402 32.7
SA 0 1 18 5 8 0 32 2.6
OC 0 0 4 4 5 0 13 1.1
 
ZM4T(@ZM2M)   M/2 HP   6,105,9982010-11-03 14:25:33
We had a ball! This was a fabulous team effort that started many weeks before
the event with antenna work on site, practice runs in the Oceania DX contest,
and a masterclass on N1MM for team members converting from WriteLog.

15m was amazing, accounting for half of our QSOs. We were fortunate that the
new 5 ele monobander happened to be on 15m. I can't recall working 15m at 1am
local time before, perhaps way back when we had sunspots (remember them?). We
had some sustained fast runs and oh boy what a buzz when the rate meter briefly
passed 500 (maybe I was hallicinating!).

Working SK0SAS/AM in a 737 somewhere over Northern Europe on 20m was a contest
first for me too. He said we had such a clear signal he just had to say hello.
Cool!

Radios: FT1000D + FT1000MP.

Amps: 2 x TL922's.

Antennas: quarter wave forest wire vertical for 160m. Fullwave wire loops for
80m and two on 40m. Quarter wave vertical on a hot tin roof for 40m. 3 ele
monobander for 20m. 5 ele on 15m. 4 ele on 10m. Our beams are only about 10m
off the ground but the site is around 200m ASL on a clifftop with a clear view
across the Pacific to the Americas (needs strong binoculars!). We have no
rotators as yet, so we all got a little fitter by jogging around the barns to
turn the beams manually. Apologies if we missed long path openings and callers
off the side, or if I sounded puffed out.

I finally figured out how to get DXcluster by putting a "Vodem" USB 3G modem up
on a stick in just the right position to give us a bar or two from the cellphone
site a few miles towards town. Thanks to those who spotted us, especially the
helpful comments that kept us smiling.

73
Gary ZL2iFB aka ZM4G obo ZM4T, the East Coast Contesters
www.G4iFB.com www.ZM2M.com

We support the DX Code of Conduct at www.DX-Code.org Help spread the word.
 
OK1HFP   SOSB/40 LP   46,9562010-11-03 14:27:34
Trx KENWOOD TS570D 100W ANT Dipole 2x36m 15mUP,LOOP 160m 5mUP.
 
VY2TT(K6LA)   SOAB HP   2,560,8152010-11-03 15:00:21
The irony, the irony. I arrived at the PEI DX Lodge about 1:30 AM Wednesday
morning. At 9 PM I emailed my son that all the new equipment was installed and
working and all repairs had been made. The World Series was on and all was
right with the world. Little did I know Murphy was lurking. After the game, I
went on my laptop to read my email, and got the blue screen of death. I
couldn't even reinstall Windows. OK, no big deal. I was planning to run
propagation software on the laptop, but I have plenty of other computers. After
waking up, I found that one of my K3s had an IO3 error and wouldn't work. K3
tech support couldn't solve the problem so I has to swap in an Icom 7800. OK,
no big deal.

Later, I found out that the prop pitch under my 40 meter yagi flamethrower
would only turn CCW. Jeff at Green Heron gave me his best shot at
troubleshooting, but after a puff of smoke from a custom relay board he had
supplied, I knew I had a problem as the yagi was pointing due North and Europe
is at 60 degrees. Luckily, I got a climber out Friday morning to see if there
was some physical hang up with the prop pitch, but no joy. At least I got the
yagi pointed directly at EU.

About 16 hours into the contest, with things going modestly well, and having
just had one of my first 200+ hours running EU, my keyboard and mouse stopped
working. After troubleshooting and rebooting, I got it to work, but it cost 45
minutes. A couple of hours later the mouse and keyboard went away for good.
After troubleshooting again, I plugged in a USB mouse and keyboard and they
worked. However, by then I was mentally defeated by Murphy and just played
around here and there after.

I did have one major highlight. With about 3 hours left in the contest, I found
a frequency on 20 meters and had a 303 hour running the U.S. Now that was a
kick. 9 QSOs in one minute. 8 in a few others. Wow.

73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT
 
F8DBF(@F6KHM)   SOSB/15 HP   1,241,1172010-11-03 15:37:12
Setup : 6 el 15m @ 18m - FT2000 - homebrew amplifier by Xavier F5TTU

Thanks all for QSO, conditions hard saturday morning to east but much better on
sunday. Good run to NA and nice to work some KH6 on both paths.
Nice to see some good conditions on 15m but hard to have a clear QRG.
Cu on the CW part.

73's de F8DBF Seb
 
F1AKK(@F6KHM)   SOSB/20 HP   1,611,6102010-11-03 16:29:15
RIG : 6 el 20M @ 24m + 6 el kt36 @ 12m * TS850S * HM PA by Xavier F5TTU


Many thanks all for qsos!

Between sunshine to sunset band was qrm!
That's why i never did a big rate in an hour but i still happy with the
results.
Boths days sometimes qsos to JA,VK?,ZL in "Long Path" minut after in direct !
Let's see about other scores.
CU in cw part ,

Oli/F1AKK
 
W3CC   SOAB(A) HP   2,183,2442010-11-03 16:47:52
Our best M/2 effort to date! We shattered our previous high score and are
already thinking about what we can do to improve our low band performance.
 
KB4AZX   SOAB LP   25,0472010-11-03 18:05:09
My first contest. Lots of fun.
 
JG1ZUY(JG1VGX)   SOAB HP   1,308,7522010-11-03 18:24:37
Typhoon hit Tokyo area just this weekend. Antennas were safe, but rainstorm was
so heavy. It was originally supposed to be a multiop, but my clever and prudent
friends decided not to come to our mountain shack this time and I was crazy
enough to drive up there through dirt trails which made it a lonely single op
stint;) High bands were pretty good and I have much enjoyed several high rate
runs.
 
W3EP   SOSB/10 HP   27,0002010-11-03 18:33:55
Ten meter propagation still not good enough to support a great deal of contest
activity or big QSO totals--at least from the US side. Worked a few weak
European early Sunday AM (thanks DR1A, OT5A, IU9T, SV9GPV for pulling me out),
but there was no general European opening nor much else of interest.
 
HK1W   SOSB/80 HP   228,6342010-11-03 19:53:07
Many thanks for everybody works me in contest
Contest from Jumanji Fiel station www.dxarc.org
This is my first contest in my life and hope make more.
See you in the next contest
Luis Guillermo Viñas
HK1W
 
VE5PV   M/M HP   3,296,1602010-11-03 21:10:49
A more concerted effor this year, that paid off with a tripling of our score
from last. Thanks to VE5FN for helping set-up before heading off to shuttle
launch. Condx much improved over last year too, flux not so great, but K index
was low and stations were audible. Thanks to all who worked us.
 
K7VIT   SOAB(A) HP   144,7502010-11-03 21:49:12
With this outing, I think band conditions are getting better even though I felt
challenged. I heard several instances of intentional QRM. That is unfortunate.
The good ops were working right thru it. Bravo!
CU agn soon.
73,
Jerry
 
W7YAQ   SOAB LP   123,5322010-11-03 22:51:22
Casual effort, looking for the PJs. Glad to catch CN3A and ZS6EZ on 10.

73,
Bob W7YAQ
 
KL5DX(@KL7AA)   M/S HP   269,9622010-11-03 23:04:19
Great to hear the higher bands start to open up. 15 meters was great, but still
waiting for 10 meters to open here. Thanks to Rich, AL4S who took over when I
had to leave for the airport to head back to Texas.
Rig: K3
Amp: Acom 2000A
Ant: A3 @ 40 ft; Stepper Vertical
 
N5XZ   SOAB(A) HP   324,9842010-11-03 23:20:50
Mostly S&P during this contest, but 15 sure turned out to be the money band.
Worked one EU on 10, next year it should be MUCH better.
Tower is broken so I couldnt't crank it up and a lightening strike took out my
rotor position pot so the only way I knew what direction the beam was pointed
was to carry my rotor control box to the window and watch it while turning.
Hope to get it fixed in a few weeks.
Rig: TS-950SD
Amp: Alpha 78
Ant: 4-el SteppIR @ 25 feet
 
OHØB(OH2UA)   SOAB HP   6,328,1862010-11-04 01:34:28
I had a long write-up about the contest and my feelings after it, but decided it
would be too sad reading after such a great event like CQWW. So as you may
guess, I'm not happy with my score and effort.

Congrats to Jeff for new EU record with outstanding score! Also congratulations
to Tonno (@403A), Marko (@OH8X) and many others for great scores! And thanks to
OH2BH, OH2PM & OH2TA for letting me to operate from OH0 station. Last but not
least thanks' to every one of those 3846 different station that made their way
to my log.
 
SP5LS   SOSB/40 HP   277,8512010-11-04 01:49:35
This is my first time start in this band and category, it's very hard to operate
48 hours on 40m with huge wide QRM's from UZ, UA, RM with signals +60 :D

See you next year.

Vy 73's de Marek SP5LS
 
G4BUO   SOAB HP   1,560,7022010-11-04 03:07:44
Only a part-time operation, and I wasn't set up for SO2R so missed quite a few
mults. Surprised that 10m was so good - highlight was being called by a VK6 on
Sunday morning, but I missed the brief opening to the US. Topband was a
disappointment with no Ws heard.

Really hard to find and hold a run frequency on 20m.

Thanks for all the Qs

Dave G4BUO
 
DFØHQ   M/M HP   17,505,8422010-11-04 03:55:55
Thanks to everybody calling us! cuagn in CW
 
AD4ES   M/S HP   1,970,4602010-11-04 03:58:49
Best year yet. Had a computer fail. I need to learn the options when replacing
a multiplier station computer on N1MM as we had some issues after the
switchover. Worked 38 zones....closest to a sweep we have ever been. We shoot
for the sweep CQWW CW.
 
CQ3L(@CT9/DJ6QT)   M/S HP   6,102,8002010-11-04 04:36:16
We operated from the same shack as CR3L (SO AB unassisted)(Matthias, DJ8OG) and
he had priority to all bands and antennas, even with the limited access we had
our
fun, I noticed that there is still a lot to do on the low-band antennas.
 
N4XL   SOAB LP   724,6982010-11-04 04:51:53
Great 15m opening. Glad it's back.

Well, Murphy stopped by with an intermittent failure of my 80/40 mtr vertical
-- my primary and only real DX antenna. A horizontal loop at 25 ft using 100
watts didn't really work very well for non-domestic contacts. Anyway, 2-3
hours of prime operating time was spent troubleshooting that and crawling on
the roof troubleshooting, jumpering out switches, and running new coax to solve
it. Turned out to be a failed solder joint at the feed point of the vertical. A
lesson learned for me is take the time to logically troubleshoot problems before
simply trying the first thing you think it might be. Saves time in the long run
even though you think you might be doing better by jumping on the first thing
you think of.

Also had a known problem with loss of communications between my rig and
computer. I know that I missed manually entering band switches several times
and went back to manually changed them as soon as I figured it out. It's rough
trying to change logged bands on previous qso's and still work new ones at the
same time. You think someone would make a log program that allows that! (Hi
Hi) I am sure I messed some up and that will cost me some Q's and Mults.
We'll see how the final score falls out.

Thanks to all.

Kevan
N4XL
 
N4DU   SOSB/80 HP   5,3612010-11-04 05:04:08
80M wire up 66 feet with 6 elevated radials running 500w. Lots of noise
ofcoarse, but did work Hawaii 2x for longest DX
 
OK5W(@OK1KSO)   M/S HP   10,256,7692010-11-04 05:37:01
We lost our 40m PA just 3 hours after contest start when US pile-up was so nice.
So few hundreds QSOs are missing on this band.
Nice opennings on 15m brought great pile-ups both days.

73, CU in CW part.

Zdeno OK2ZW
 
JA1XMS   SOSB/40 LP   40,8902010-11-04 05:55:46
The off-season Typhoon was aiming to Center part of Japan.
The weather forecast was warning there might be strong wind
till 2200JST which is 13Z. My antenna was staying about 30ft
in the air at that time. Fortunately Typhoon did go thru far
south of Japan.

After 13Z of Saturday, I drove up it to about 100ft. It
seems to me the condition was great. The EU stn coming very
early at that time, meaning winter season ?

All the QSO made by S & P. with only one exception :-)
I took so many sleep and N1MM tells my Total time was 13.5 hrs.

Thanks for QSO with me, and see you again at CW weekend.
 
N2WN   SOAB LP   28,8842010-11-04 07:13:59
Managed to get a little operating time in after returning from the Rally to
Restore Sanity in DC.

Was VERY tickled to find 10M hopping and added FO5QB as an all time new country
on the band, nice to catch E51CG along with a lot of SA stations.

15M was also a nice surprise with two all time new countries: R0CY and 9M8Z.

Yes, I always seem to miss the sunspot peaks ;o)

All S&P just seeing what conditions were like...

Conditions were good, but dear gawd I wish some folks would listen to their
signal, particularly those using voice keying of any kind. Some of the most
horrible and unintelligible audio I have ever heard. Called "QRZ" on some of
them and they came back on mic (I suspect) nice and clear. Some signals were
extremely wide too.

Really looking forward to the CW portion of this one!

73,
Julius
n2wn
 
KE7VUX   SOAB LP   25,0252010-11-04 08:24:37
Beat last year's score by 10x. 100w, using a Sommer XP708 at 40', 6BTV
vertical, and an 80m inverted V at 40'. I was surprised to net a VK on 80m,
but operating at 02:30 local time helped. I'll thank my 4 year old for wetting
the bed at that hour just so I could bag a new one.

I tried to avoid 20m because of the mess it was, so most of my QSOs were on
15m.
 
ED5T(@EA5ELT)   M/S HP   7,991,1962010-11-04 09:15:30
A fun weekend at the Torrent Contest Club.

We had set ourselves what we considered to be a reasonable goal, which was to
improve on our Spanish Multi/Single record set last year. In spite of several
station improvements, we fell short of our goal by around 300.000 points

It seems like our old friend Murphy didn’t like the look of the weather this
weekend and stayed away. However he’s been a regular visitor to our station
over the last year and even on the eve of the contest he was lurking in the
shadows. The repair of our old AL1200 was a long drawn out story and even
Friday night it was sparking a bit and refused to work either on 10 or 160m.
The rigs weren’t exempt either, with a half deaf second receiver on the
FT2000 and none of our TS850s working properly. We were saved by the bell when
on Friday morning I went round to EA5DFVs to pick up his TS850, only to
discover later that day that we did not have the TX opened up on either 40m or
160m! Thanks Jose Miguel for allowing us to open it up. The tower motor stopped
working 2 weeks before the contest so we weren’t able to test different
heights. The new stub switching box, made by Juan EA5GIE, had an impedance
problem on 10 and 15 which took ages to track down and in the end we changed
those stubs manually. EA5DFV also lent us his stubs, made of a better quality
coax and with higher attenuation, we used the 10 and 15m ones. The tailtwister
on the second tower also kept getting stuck and needing a quick swing in
reverse to get it moving again in the right direction. Every time it did this
our hearts sank, thankfully it kept going but we really need to think about
getting a new for that tower. I’m sure I’m forgetting other Murphy attacks
too….

ED5T is in economical dire straits and the crisis is still biting here. We are
still looking for a sponsor who would like to gift us a few Acom 2000s and Icom
7800s, but in the meantime, we have to do with the limited budget available. We
are fortunate however to have a team where each member offers different skills
and knowledge, and that’s what makes it all work. This year we have two new
rookies on the team, EA5YI Abelardo and EA5HSI Toni, and we’re sure that they
will also start to add their skills. And although all of us work together,
we’d like to make a special mention to Juan EA5GIE, without whose technical
and electronics knowledge, all of this would be a whole lot more difficult.

As every year, we would like to thank all of those who help make the CQWW party
possible. First off, all those intrepid expeditionaries who go to remote corners
of the globe to give us a multiplier. Also to our families, who shoulder our
responsibilities for a while so we can enjoy our hobby. Our friends, for
example EA5DFV, EA5FXK, and EA5TP, examples of friendship and generosity which
we really appreciate. And of course to Torrent council, who cede us the club
premises and without which, none of this would be possible. THANK YOU, to all
of you, for helping us enjoy this crazy hobby!

RUN: FT-2000, AL-1200
MULT: TS850S, Expert 1K
Tower 1: Optibeam OB11-3, rotary 40m dipole, bazookas for 80 and 160m
Tower 2: Optibeam OB11-3, rotary 40m dipole
+ RX antenna

73 de Duncan EA5ON on behalf of the ED5T team.
 
N6IEF   SOAB LP   86,8142010-11-04 09:17:34
This is my first time at this site. I had bad coax on the 40 meter beam. I
forgot to work USA on 3 bands.
 
W7QN   SOAB LP   53,0402010-11-04 09:29:42
Used Hustler Mobile Whips all bands
 
M2A   M/S HP   2,277,2882010-11-04 10:11:04
Great opening on 15 and to JA on Sunday morning
 
LZ3ZZ   Single Op Xtreme LP   28,0862010-11-04 10:27:33
Thanks to everybody calling us! Many problems in our club LZ5K!I give my radio
to finish contest! See you in CW For more time!
Thanks to all!
73,lz3zz
 
HI3EPR(@HI3CC)   SOSB/10 LP   18,0112010-11-04 10:33:29
Thanks to HI3CC Tino, HI3K Edwin & HI3FVA Franky, Loma del Toro
Contest Club.

We Will see you at next year...

73's de HI3EPR
www.hi3epr.com
 
ES2MC   SOSB/80 LP   71,4402010-11-04 10:47:03
A true low power operation to improve the country's result in the table. As I
was not able to accomplish my real 4SQ antenna for 80m during the summer, then
tried out a wire 4SQ of inverted L-s hang from my quite low (18m) tower. Just
one radial per each element. But it seemed to work, at least was better than
just a wire-vertical with much more radials. The start was slow, was pretty
difficult to get through even to most of Eu stations. But things improved
step-by-step and by the first morning I had worked some US and Caribbean even.
The propagation was clearly better on Sunday evening and it was then I had even
some CQ-runs to Eu, otherwise - mainly a S&P style contest...

The highlights were to get zones 30, 35 and 39. Lot more zones and countries
heard, but - just 100W is tough on 80m! :)

CU from a MS operation @ES5TV-s site in cw!

73, Arvo
 
CR3L(DJ8OG)   SOAB HP   9,270,2782010-11-04 12:14:19
Thanks to DJ6QT for his station down in Madeira, and the help of DJ6KS, Acom
team in LZ and Krassy to repair the damaged Acom before contest starts.

Had lots of fun but didnt had a strategy so just sit an a QRG and called CQ,
was looking sometimes for mults when I could not get a clean CQ QRG, but
without a second radio and so on.

Im so glad 10m opened the second day to EU, no US heard there, but some
caribean and SA. Without a real 160m it was very hard to make some contacts
there and also easy EU mults could not be contacted on top band.

Thanks for all your calls,

Vy73 de Matt - DJ8OG
 
W4UT   SOAB HP   60,1982010-11-04 13:14:08
I gotta say "long live CW"
 
HB9ARF   SOSB/15 LP   60,2912010-11-04 13:51:57
Kenwood TS-870 ( 100 Watts )
Antenna Force 12 C-4s

Hope to hear you on the CW part but this time on all bands

73's
Phil
 
AA4V/VP9   M/S LP   4,763,8882010-11-04 13:54:04
The AA4V/VP9 2010 CQ WW Phone contest operation is now history. Since FedEx lost
our beam, Gay, N4SF and I opted to operate as a multi-single using 2 Butternut
verticals (HF9V and HF2V w/160M kit) rather than a multi-2 as in past years.
The antennas were mounted on a cliff about 75 feet above the Atlantic Ocean,
using a 50 radial field for each. The beam never showed up but it was
eventually found in Memphis stuck away in a corner. The consensus is that no
one wanted to pick it up and carry it on the plane.

DX conditions were quite good through the 29th. On Friday morning, the SS count
plunged from 70+ to 30+, not a good sign. Unfortunately, Tropical storm Shari
chose 0Z to appear over our shack with 70 MPH winds, torrential rain and
serious lightning. It blew all night. Our plan to open on 20M turned out not to
be a good idea as we had about 3 contacts in the first 10 minutes. We then QSYed
to 40M and the fun began. The rig was the Elecraft K3 which worked flawlessly.
Amazingly, we were able to eclipse our score from last year (3900 Qs/3.6M
points as a multi-2 with the beam) with a score of 4236 Qs/4.76M points
(subject to log checking) running the VP9 legal limit of 100W. 40 was our best
band, closely followed by 20 and 15.

Please do NOT send QSL cards via the buro as all contacts will be QSLed by me
using GlobalQSL and LOTW. Return Buro QSLs are not necessary. The logs for VP9
will be uploaded to LOTW by this week-end. Thanks to all for the contacts. See
you in February from KH6.
 
K7LJ   SOAB(A) HP   56,0212010-11-04 14:45:40
Not much time to contest, just a few hours of S&P. Station = 800W to Butternut
HF6V vertical antenna.
 
YU5R   M/S HP   3,816,1322010-11-04 15:00:24
Sincerely we gave our best,we are aware of low nr.of qso's on 15m.
We worked usa LP,but our linears could not fight with om's and acoms.
New rotator for 15m is ready,and some guests from HB9 land for CW part.
Thanks everyone for qso's and it was a nice contest.
Thanks to Lui YT3PL/HB9EDB our host for hospitality.
Join us on facebook(YU5R) or www.yu1arc.com
QSL will be printed soon and will be 100% sure
73 members of YU5R
 
GM5X(GM4YXI)   SOAB HP   5,586,7232010-11-04 16:07:56
Great to be back on for CQWW SSB after missing last year, and being able to use
my new contest call, issued under new regulations here in the UK. Our club call
GM7V will now only be used for multi-op events. I confess, though, that in the
heat of battle this past weekend I said 'GM7V' by mistake a few times so
apologies for any confusion. Old habits die hard.

Preparations were ongoing right up to the last minute as usual but most things
were ready on time. I replaced a lot of feeders with better hardline but the
usual antennas and shack hardware were in use. The WX was too bad on Friday
evening, when I got home 9pm from a business trip, to haul up the C3 tribander,
so that had to wait until Saturday in daylight and calm(er) conditions, when I
took an enforced break to deploy this 'second' antenna before going on 20m.

160m: Terrible the first night I thought. Very little non-EU stuff, even just
before sunrise. Second night was a little better though I did not spend much
time. Conditions clearly better towards Sunday sunrise. Managed a few NA plus
zone 8 and even TI0RC. Called KV4FZ many times to no avail. Top band was
useless on Sunday night.
80m: Pretty reliable and steady. Nice opening to NA after my sunrise on
Saturday and probably stayed here too long. Probably less good on Sunday
although XE1QQ close to SR was good. Disappointed in the mults worked,
especially to the East and South.
40m: What to say about this band! Plenty of QSOs possible this year with the
higher MUF keeping it open to EU all night, but that means QRM too. First night
was quite productive and some good mults came along, including Antarctica and ZS
but little NA - indeed I was underwhelmed by NA stations all weekend on 40m (a
recurring problem). Did not do well on 40m thereafter, although NA was probably
at its best on Sunday night. 7125-7200 is not enough space!
20m: Noisy and very hard to find a run frequency but good runs to NA,
especially Saturday. I was late to the band on Sat morning and missed a lot of
mults, many of which I failed to find on Sunday. JA was OK on Sunday, perhaps
because I made it to 20m earlier.
15m: Great to hear 15m open at last. Not great to the East but well open to NA,
although the West Coast was not super-strong like days of yore.
10m: Sitting up here listening to weak guys running pile ups. Very patchy and
selective openings - probably quite expensive QSOs in terms of contest time. No
NA in here and maybe one or two near Asian stations and an occasional African,
but frustrating.

Second radio amplifier went QRT mid contest, which was bad for morale and I had
to sleep a little more than I intended over the early hours of Sunday morning
but otherwise survived OK - no hallucinations or dysarthria this year, I just
had to remember to use the correct callsign!

Really enjoyed the contest and cannot wait for next year. First time I have
broken 5k QSOs in any contest but I was disappointed in the mults this year,
despite my attempts/strategy at running vs mult hunting/passing being largely
unchanged from previous years.

Looking forward to CW in a few weeks.

Best wishes
Keith GM4YXI (GM5X)
 
S56P   SOSB(A)/160 HP   130,4382010-11-04 16:26:31
Nice conditions !
 
RCØF   SOAB HP   3,138,2002010-11-04 16:40:33
My first time ever achieive qrate 322 per hour!

CU in other contests!
 
NM2L   SOAB LP   13,2162010-11-04 17:23:35
Not much of an effort, but had fun with the time I had. Great to see 10 & 15
open for this one. Just a couple of horizontal loops and low power. See you
all on CW this year I hope.
 
HK3JJH/1   SOSB/10 HP   244,1402010-11-04 17:47:37
Many thanks for everybody works me in contest
Contest from Jumanji Fiel station www.dxarc.org
See you in the next contest
Pedro
HK3JJH/1
 
W5PR   SOSB/10 HP   51,0752010-11-04 18:34:20
Tough going for me on 10. The weekend before I was working EU and AS with 20
over signals. This weekend I don't think even one EU answered a CQ of mine! I
am still finishing up the 10 meter antenna setup. I have the high antennas up,
but the only low antenna was the fixed SA beam. It worked very well in the
early afternoons. The high antennas were almost all noise much of the time.
Never got a direct opening to EU. Lost power all Saturday morning, but
hopefully I didn't miss much. I came out to the shack late Sunday and the band
was wide open. I started CQing south and the first two QSO's were B7 and VR2 on
long path! I expected some JAs LP, but I guess I was too late for the LP JA
opening. I kept a northeast antenna on much of the time and, even though no
EUs called on it, I did manage to work several VEs including Zone 2. Since the
high antenna was all noise to the NE, I kept it to the east and ST called for a
great double mult.

10M Total %

NA 77 77 28.1
OC 13 13 4.7
AF 17 17 6.2
SA 157 157 57.3
AS 4 4 1.5
EU 6 6 2.2

10M Total

3D2 1 1
5N 1 1
8R 1 1
9Y 1 1
BY 1 1
C9 1 1
CE 12 12
CN 2 2
CT3 1 1
CX 10 10
D4 1 1
E5/s 1 1
EA 1 1
EA8 5 5
FM 1 1
FO 3 3
FR 1 1
FY 1 1
G 1 1
GW 1 1
HH 1 1
HI 3 3
HK 6 6
HP 3 3
IT9 3 3
J3 1 1
JA 2 2
K 32 32
KP2 4 4
KP4 8 8
LU 63 63
OA 1 1
P4 2 2
PJ2 2 2
PY 51 51
ST 1 1
TI 3 3
V2 1 1
V4 1 1
VE 15 15
VK 5 5
VP2M 1 1
VP9 1 1
VR 1 1
XE 1 1
YN 1 1
YV 6 6
ZD9 1 1
ZL 3 3
ZP 1 1
ZS 3 3
QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

Hour 10M Total Cumm OffTime

D1-0000Z 10/9 10/9 10/9 17
D1-0100Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-0200Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-0300Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-0400Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-0500Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-0600Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-0700Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-0800Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-0900Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-1000Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-1100Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-1200Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-1300Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-1400Z 0/0 0/0 10/9 60
D1-1500Z 5/5 5/5 15/14 6
D1-1600Z 31/17 31/17 46/31
D1-1700Z 39/7 39/7 85/38
D1-1800Z 18/2 18/2 103/40
D1-1900Z 41/6 41/6 144/46
D1-2000Z 22/3 22/3 166/49
D1-2100Z 24/3 24/3 190/52
D1-2200Z 2/0 2/0 192/52 47
D1-2300Z 2/2 2/2 194/54 23
D2-0000Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-0100Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-0200Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-0300Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-0400Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-0500Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-0600Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-0700Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-0800Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-0900Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-1000Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-1100Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-1200Z 0/0 0/0 194/54 60
D2-1300Z 5/3 5/3 199/57 46
D2-1400Z 14/5 14/5 213/62
D2-1500Z 13/5 13/5 226/67
D2-1600Z 10/5 10/5 236/72
D2-1700Z 6/1 6/1 242/73
D2-1800Z 11/1 11/1 253/74
D2-1900Z 6/0 6/0 259/74
D2-2000Z 8/0 8/0 267/74
D2-2100Z 5/1 5/1 272/75 36
D2-2200Z 1/0 1/0 273/75 49
D2-2300Z 1/0 1/0 274/75
274/75
 
V31BD   M/2 HP   4,725,6362010-11-04 19:06:35
Corrected Report....
 
KP3Z(NP4Z)   SOAB(A) HP   6,611,4282010-11-04 19:18:13
Great time, of course murphy had also a fantastic time.
the hurricane forced us to to take some unexpected breaks
to deal with local preparedness and also killed the low bands... Also I feel
bad for Tom w2sc (8P5A) he had the worse of it and had to shut down.

Also lost my second radio before the start of the contest, so It was already
a not "trying to beat my last score" weekend..
So saturday night I relaxed, turned on packet and just had fun chasing friends

and chatting about the weekend , propagation and of course what was the last
thing that broke.


Congrats to Jeff N5TJ who I told him he was going to break 15mm and he said I
was crazy.. And the guys in Europe did a fantastic job fighting for thos top
spots.

Whats with the BY's? they were so many and they all called!! very nice!
a solid JA opening lasting more than an hour! woa like old times..

Anyway it was great to see 15 meters producing Ja's as well ...
10 meters a bummer... but the camaraderie was amazing!

And now lets get ready for CW!

Felipe
NP4Z
KP3Z
 
KP4KE   SOSB/80 LP   382,4862010-11-04 20:06:41
email regarding the DQ from WWDX CC.
I appreciated your support
This this time I work QRP single band NO ASSISTED running 3.7 watts.
6 element vertical 1/2 bean 83 foot high wire and 3 el wire beam looking to
europe and 2 element wire full bean looking to virginia make me work japan in
80 and Australia
but I put my score in LP category Because some members of WWDX CC Are no to
intelligent and make some dummy Questions
To prevent that they make that cain of questions I put my score in LP
Sorry to all QRP fans but in this game they have the bat and the ball.
At this moment I don't know if I summits the score to the contest sponsor
 
KD2KW   SOAB LP   9,5762010-11-04 20:36:38
Poor antennas in a restricted area.
 
N3ZL   SOAB LP   2252010-11-04 21:42:01
100W + Wires

I was home for fall break from Clemson and planned to spend a little more time
on the radio but ended up spending almost all my time with my family but
managed to get on for a few contacts late Sunday after fixing a bit of disarray
in the shack that had occured in my absence.

Will be home again for CQWW CW, hope to be able to put in at least one good
night of operating in then.

73 de Greg N3ZL
 
KDØS   M/S HP   389,4242010-11-04 22:57:12
Part time fun effort, was great to find 15 and even 10m doing much better.
Beverages really helped on 40m.. Didn't try 160m or 80m much for that matter.
Thanks for the fun and Q's, 73 Todd WD0T for the KD0S team.
 
SQ8JX   SOSB(A)/80 LP   34,0982010-11-05 00:56:23
Yaesu FT-2000 - 100 W , Dipol (5m up). First start from new QTH. Thanks for all
qso's. 73 Kornel
 
S52DK   SOAB(A) LP   375,3752010-11-05 01:32:00
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: SD by EI5DI
X-VERSION: V14.24 V14.24
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB-2010
CALLSIGN: S52DK
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED ALL LOW
CLAIMED-SCORE: 375375
NAME: Robert Mlakar
ADDRESS: Ob zeleznici 7
ADDRESS: 2319 Poljcane
CLUB: Slovenia Contest Club
OPERATORS: S52DK
RADIO: FT-2000
ANTENNAS: FB-33, slopers for 160-80-40m

160m 80m 40m 20m 15m 10m Total

Valid QSOs: 74 116 40 154 292 40 716

73 ES GL DE Robi, S52DK.
 
SV9GPV   SOSB/10 HP   130,4802010-11-05 02:21:06
I WORK THIS YEAR IN SO 10M AND HIGH POWER
MY STATION IS 4 EL STEPPIR TENTEC ORION2 AND 500W
I MADE 771 QSO AND 89 DXCC 23 ZONE
THE FIRST DAY I MADE ONLY 180 QSO THE PROPAGATION IS VERY POOR THE ONLY
STATIONS ON THE AIR IS FOR THE AFRICA AND SOME VK AND JA
THE SECOND DAY THE PROPAGATION IS MORE MORE BETTER THE FIRST HOURS OPEN THE
EUROPE AND I MADE 300 QSOS FOR 1-2 HOURS OPEN THE THE ASIA . AND THE LAST
HOURS OPEN THE AMERICA NA AND SA THE PROPAGATION IS NOT THE BEST BUT BETTER
FOR THE FIRST DAY
THE PROPAGATION WITH AFRICA IS VERY GOOD ALL DAYS BUT NO SO MANY ACTIVE STATION
ON THE AIR

THANKS FOR QSO AND CU THE NEXT YEAR
GEORGE SV9GPV
 
DP6T   M/M HP   2,779,4562010-11-05 02:54:44
Nice Contest, 3 new contesters are now happy to take part in this big event.
Training on the job is hard but it makes fun. We are proud to say that we are
a LEGAL LIMIT Station in Germany (below 750 Watts)
Antenna: 2x FB33 staked, 2x 2el 40m staked, 1x FB53, FD5, FD4
Transceiver: 4x FT-1000MP Mark V Field + 2x FL-7000 + Expert 1KFA + Dentron MLA
2500
Next year we hope for a better result.
 
OK1FC   SOSB(A)/80 HP   112,3182010-11-05 04:53:25
TS830S+PA 700W
ant. vertical delta loop, Invert V 15m up.
 
IQ1RY   M/S HP   3,754,9162010-11-05 05:42:45
73 de Flavio , IQ1RY
 
EA8CMX(OH2BYS)   SOSB/80 HP   435,0002010-11-05 05:55:17
Limited time caused by broken amplifier, broken stack-match etc...
I had fun with good opening toward West but a long nightmare toward EU! CUAGN
 
SN3A(SP3GEM)   SOSB/80 HP   481,2962010-11-05 08:55:56
Firstly, I'm very thankful to all people who called me. After contest I have
made some analysis. Strangely, I missed couple of easy multipliers, even from
EU. Small activity from AF, but in the future I should turn antennas in that
direction more often. On the other hand number of XE stations was impressive
and two stations from CE are also worth to mention. I didn't manage to work
Zones 1,10,22,31,34,36,37, it was close with Zone 31 since KH7X was audible for
couple of minutes, but no success this time. First time no zone 10. Special
thanks to SP3J for help with receiving antennas. See you all in CW part!
vy 73 sp3gem
 
KL7/NØHJZ(@AL1G)   M/S HP   768,9662010-11-05 09:01:34
Thanks to Corliss, AL1G, for hosting me for this contest. I have a big
appreciation for the difficulty of contesting from Alaska. The aurora and
absorption make things tough and it doesn't seem like many people point at KL7.
The op's in Alaska are FB (it was nice to chat with you during the contest!).

If you ever think you've got bad propagation at your QTH, come operate in
Alaska. You'll really appreciate what you have!

Thanks again to Corliss for operating with me and letting me experience
contesting from Zone One! I had a lot of fun!!
 
YP7P   M/S HP   1,747,3502010-11-05 11:02:03
Nice result taking into account the particular antennas used on 1.8 MHz dipole
(10 m), 3.5 Mhz Spiderbeam (18m) and 7,14,21,28 GP.
We can not go in the same category as those who have cubical quad or yagi
antennas monoband the famous optibeam , hy gain, cushcraft, but we try.
 
YR9F(YO9FNP)   SOAB(A) HP   346,1702010-11-05 11:54:07
For this year's edition of the CQ WW SSB, I decided to participate "just for
fun". For this reason, I gave more attention to 160m, 80m and 10m bands. I got
interesting DXCC that i need for my 9BDXCC award: A6, A6, FM in the 160m band,
and new DXCC's from PJ2/7, in the 15m band. Also nice DXCC's in 10m band. Over
600 QSO's, no run, only hunting... It was fun, but I expect CQ WW CW, more
exciting for me...
 
CN3A   M/2 HP   35,260,3802010-11-05 11:55:04
Another great contest from CN3A!

Special thanks to ARRAM, CN8WW, IK2BCP, IK2EAD, IK1RQT, IK1SPR, SV8CS.

Qsl via LoTW

best 73, Stefano IK2QEI and Matt IK2SGC
 
HI3TEJ   SOAB LP   5,745,2462010-11-05 14:17:23
Tnxs God for this great contest and all of you guys that maked it possible.
This contest got a special dedication to my good and excellent brother and
friend Dennis K7BV, praying to God for your recovery hermano.

My goals for this contest 5.2 K qsos and 5.5 millions, I'm glad I did it,

Very bad contest start but 80 meter surprised me after I replace my 1/4
vertical for a better antenna. Nice pile up run on all band even on 10 meter
(Spots all coming back). I'm really sorry ab 8P5A situation ab the Tomas
Hurricane but hope he can get a better one.

Amazing propa on 20 and 15 special to Asia my litle 20 meter 3 ele Homebrew
pistol antena performs perfect to that patch; Almost 75 percent of the 10 meter
band QSO's been make with a 5/8 W vertical antenna.

On 2nd night I went to bed very early and there is a price to pay and I just
payed, been awaked for more than 38 hours and 1 day left even I do not like it
is the best for me.
I wish to learn the formula from the big ones to stay awake for longer time but
still looking for it. Here at CQ zone 08 and 2 peats we must play as much as we
can for EU pile up but EU on 20 crowed band is an utopy but HERE WE are, Most
of the time the results is a chronicle of an announced death but even with that
we keep faith that some day we can make it.

My special welcome and congrats to a new dominican contester HI3FVA AT HI3CC
PLACE INCREIBLE MUCHACHO SIGUE ASI WELL DONE

AFTER TRYING THE RIGBLASTER PRO DUO AND THE DX DOUBLER, I RECOMEND YOU THE DX
DOUBLER, IS A PITY AFTER A BIG MONEY IN A INTERFACE, RIGBLASTER SUPPORT IS
TERRIBLE ALSO DO NOT HAVE AUTO RADIO SWITCH AS IN THE DX DOUBLER, AND NOT
TELLING ANYTHING AB CW AND FSK OPERATION, NICE BODY BUT VERY BAD ENGINE
INSIDE.


73'S
Ted, HI3TEJ

Radios:
FT950-FT2000
4 l STEPPIR
3l 20 hb ANTENNA
SHUNT FED TOWER 160
TED WS SPECIAL ON 80
DX DOUBLER SO2R


CU in next pile and blessing from the Pile Up piggy paradise
 
W7FP   SOSB/20 LP   134,4422010-11-05 16:31:43
called 9m8z for long time both days to no avail for double mult, no luck this
year with him. Ditto MD2A. great fun as always, chuck
 
SV3AQR   SOSB(A)/15 HP   74,3202010-11-05 16:33:35
Since I'm re-building my station, I got only for a few hours on to play around
the higher bands yet send in a single-bander log.
Cu at the next one!
 
N5BG   SOAB(A) HP   28,8362010-11-05 18:14:14
On for just a few hours looking to increase DXCC count.
Hoping to help AZ Outlaws Score by this participation.
Lots of fun trying to decode the foreign accents hi hi.
 
HC8A(N6KT)   SOSB/15 HP   3,687,8082010-11-05 20:56:34
Conditions on 15 were great between sunrise and about one hour after sunset.
Some longpath both nights. Missed finding some mults but wanted to keep the
rate going.

Many thanks to Guido and Chelita for their great hospitality.

73, Rich, N6KT
 
YO8RIJ   SOAB LP   71,1882010-11-06 00:06:37
Vy nice contest, this time i checked my old antenna in order to participate in
CW contest! see you there !!73!
 
AM3SSB   M/S HP   5,884,5602010-11-06 01:05:29
Less contacts than expected, first night we had problems with remote switch (who
has no problems during CQWW, it's the right excuse :-)) and we lost a great
opportunity to increase our number of QSO's in 40m. Residual operation in 10m,
but was the right band to fish mults.

Thank to everybody and we had a lot of fun

73's and ur 59 14.
 
W1TO   SOAB(A) LP   26,3152010-11-06 01:44:00
Limited operation from home due to family obligations and operating part time at
K1TTT.
 
VY2ZM(K1ZM)   SOAB HP   10,507,2222010-11-06 03:17:21
You gotta be NUTS to do this....

I had chest surgery at 10AM on the Tuesday before the test.

I checked out of the hospital at Noon and then drove 16 hours to PEI arriving
Wed morning early.

Did some station setup with my wife connecting cables on the floor because I
could not bend over to reach them. No way I could have managed that....

Got only a single hour of sleep before the contest on Friday because some
things in the station did not work right and it took almost two days to figure
out what was wrong.

Operated with a huge tension bandage around my chest (to keep my guts in) for
44 hours - stopping only twice for a wee nap so I could finish the contest.

Mighty pleased with my score - as it is 5% better than my previous personal
best.

You gotta be nuts to do this - CERTIFIABLE in fact - but hey, this is the CQWW
SSB CONTEST!

Congrats to N5TJ, ES5TV and 4L0A for their fine scores - and thanks to all my
old friends who called in to say hello. It was much appreciated!!

Hope to CU on CW mode in three weeks,

73 JEFF VY2ZM/K1ZM

K1ZM@aol.com
 
K4RO   SOAB HP   192,2692010-11-06 07:59:10
Could not fit more than about 8 hours of operating in. Too many home improvement
projects need to be completed this year. Conditions were good, especially 15M.
C U in CW Sweepstakes this weekend!

73 Kirk K4RO
 
WA6WPG   SOSB/80 LP   8,9672010-11-06 08:47:55
Conditions were much better than last year. I was able to double 2009 score and
had a good time.Big thrill was the five African stations worked. Thanks to all
I was able to work and for your patience.
 
GØAEV   SOSB/10 HP   49,1282010-11-06 14:03:59
Not the entry I was expecting to make or the station I was planning to operate,
but ended up with a reasonable score using 'plan B'.

DX propagation was OK (though poorer than in recent weeks) but the big hit for
me was the lack of sporadic E or scatter to the south - for the first time that
I can remember I worked not a single Italian (no 9A, only one EA, one F, etc)
which was only partially compensated for by better than usual propagation to
the north. Country total suffered as a consequence, I think.

DX was a bit strange - good to zone 26 and 29 but nothing in between in zone
28; good to zone 9 and a little to zone 5 but nothing in zone 8, good to many
parts of Africa but I heard nothing from zones 36 or 37 (no 5Z4EE here, for
example). The one zone mult heard but not worked was B7P. And there was the
now all too familiar frustration of hearing stations east of me working
inaudible JA.

I had 3 "openings" to North America on Sunday. The first around 13.45 after
working TF and calling CQ on a "dead band" I was rewarded by replies from VE1TK
and, 15 minutes later, WE3C. Both strength 5, but no other NA signals heard at
all. Perhaps multi-hop Es with very limited footrpint? Nothing further in
this direction until 15.35 with weak signals from KM1W via side scatter at 250
degrees (he didn't hear me) - more the sort of thing I was expecting but again
no other USA was heard, not even the big multi-multi stations. Finally I
worked K4ZW at 16.50: needless to say, nothing else from NA was heard then
either.

Finished the contest by picking up some more zone 9 countries. Amazed at how
the ops at PJ2T and P49Y could hear me - they were only just audible here so I
must have been very weak with them and yet they heard me through noise from the
States. In comparison I wonder what goes on at those 59 stations that don't
seem to hear me (and other callers) at all.
 
G6PZ   M/S HP   7,689,8432010-11-06 15:56:04
Thanks to everyone who called!

Full story will follow on http://www.g6pz.com/ shortly.

73, team G6PZ
 
IR4B(IK4AUY)   SOAB HP   573,5742010-11-06 18:35:56
Had a great time on 40m, than I decided anyway to do multiband to have more fun
and test a Mosfet Lin Amp by RM Italy BLA 1000 (at 500W). Station trx FT-2000,
antennas Ultrabeam 3el and Steppir 2el with 40m rotary dipole "trombone", 80m
dipole morgain. See you soon on CW. Sergio, IR4B (IK4AUY).
 
YT8A(YU1EA)   SOSB/40 HP   765,2402010-11-07 01:19:46
73
CU in CQ WW CW
Dule YU1EA & YT8A
 
S53M(S53ZO)   SOAB(A) HP   1,742,9122010-11-07 01:19:49
Only 24hrs. I wish I had operated longer.

Still introducing myself to SO2R. I like it but there is a lot to learn.

73
Simon, S53ZO
 
PY2SEX   SOAB(A) LP   2,626,9922010-11-07 07:04:11
Really nice contest... I have started all my stuff and tested before the
contest, My rotor started to show some issue to keeping working and I climbed
my tower to check it and backed it to work.
I Started the contest kinda little bit lost, and the USB interface started show
some issues and I loose the connection to N1MM all the time, so I decided to
turn my Jurassic Desktop on and connect to the serial port, more confident
about that.
After the issues resolved, time to start to scream on the air. As S&P at
begining was really cool but too much suffering, the most incredible was that
some times I kept screaming for some Station and not to other, so I thought
this guys must be with a high QRM like I have here. My QRM on 10, 15 and 20m
started with S7 just because my antenna were pointed to NA and to North
Pacific, at morning when turned to Europe 10m was crazy! S 9 10 QRM. That was a
P.I.T.A.!! Keeping the S&P on 15 at morning I started to get some EU stations
but still witha hard QRM aroun S7, suddenly I started to hear USA strongly and
my antenna was just to EU, I backed antenna to NA and "tada!!" A amazing
pile-up, I think this is one fo the reasons that I still get in contest, is
really nice to speed up yours QSOs and getting so nice rate. The other
wonderfull thing is work some new ones on the band or mode. The end of first
day my Rotor command started to not show the correct direction any more and a
hard storm hit my city for an half hour or so.
I turned everithing off and take a break, all the time to turn antenna I had to
open my window and see the exactly direction was it. Like always 20m was too bad
for me, lost a lot of entities and zones, 40m let me disapointed because I
always can get nice mults there and this time I even couldn't work the Zone 29
on any band.. I heard on 20m but a LU stations was so close that would be
imnpossible to get the VK's reply.
10m was a lovely surpise and gave me my best rate ever, 205 Qso/hr, was my best
rate ever. I can't forget about all kidding in the air thansk to my Call sign,
everybody loves it. I don't care if I'm in the middle of a pile-up dong a nice
rate and someone just came to me and make a joke with my call sign, I really
don't, like I alaways say, CONTEST IS FUN!!! If I wanna be stressed I just back
to my office and work. All ham activity give me pleasure and satisfaction to be
on it, I like DX and Contest and stayed away for long time was really hard to
me.
My goals were 2k QSO and some mults on each band as shown below:

Band.....Zn...CTY
10m......30...70
15m......35...100
20m......35...100
40m......37...100
80m......2....2
160......1....1

That was my best performance ever, and I was completely alone at my shack, I
liked the Multi operation on WAE last time on PR1T, is easier to get beer on
your desk all the time, but alone.. nah... You must get up and go get it, the
same to try eat something...

Entire log is on LoTW already as always, I hope to see you guys on CQWW CW.

Sorry my English...

BTW... I wanna to thanks the smartest Ham Operator, ES5TV. He was polite all
the time with the "dumb dupers". I'm so shamed to have worked him as dupe.
Sorry for this so bad incovinience and probably making you loose so much
important QSOs and win the contest. I will pay more attention next time Sir.

********** For me Ham radio is fun, nothing besides that, The day I have to get
pissed off, stressed or angry because anything related to radio, so I must stop
it and look for some new hobby, maybe Fishing! **********

PY2SEX, Alex
email: py2sex@gmail.com
Twitter: /py2sex
MSN: py2sex@live.com
Skype: py2sex
 
KE7AUB   SOAB LP   2,0932010-11-07 08:45:43
Did a bit of operating to get ready for my chair time at k7zsd for sat and sun.
Nice to hear 15m open even after 6pm local time for my wee station.
 
N6XT   SOAB HP   64,3202010-11-07 09:12:37
I had unexpected guess arrive. But was able to work the contest 6hrs on Sunday.

All search and pounce.
 
F4DNW   SOSB/20 HP   45,0002010-11-07 14:04:51
 
HG6N   M/S HP   8,788,3162010-11-07 14:05:22
Beautiful weather over the whole weekend on the hill, it's too bad that the
condx did not follow. We had high expectations for 10m as well as long 15m
evening runs however they did not happen.

80m was a failure. Not only that we only possess a dipole here but even that
single antenna decided to fall off right on Saturday evening.

40m is crazy. I wonder what is needed in EU to keep a freq here? The craziest
of I2VRN who had a shitty signal here (followed by IW2LLH) and he worked split
right in the middle of the uppermost 25 kHz.

20m was like a British pub: lots of fun while it was open, but it closed way
too early.

15m produced the best runs lots of mults. It is usually our money band with the
the 6 ele Yagi right at the edge of the cliff and we had no problems to keep
prime frequencies.

10m: what meters? a combination of Tropo, MS and some weak Es. Working 4B2S in
total darkness was a surprise.

160m: dipole on organic towers
80m: dipole on organic towers
40m: hb9cv
20m: 2 x 5 ele yagi
15m: 6 ele yagi
10m: 4 el, 5 el yagi

Run: 2 x K3 interlocked
Mult: ts-950 with om-pwr pa (According to the old Warsaw Pact design doctrine:
"everything with a handle is portable" made it up to the hill for this
occassion)

In nutshell it was great to meet up again, and we had lots of fun (and food!)
together but SSB sucks big time. The Code is the mode !!

zoli ha1ag
 
VE3TU   SOAB LP   32,8702010-11-07 15:56:58
Was a bit under the weather this weekend. Had fun, and looking forward to the
next one.

Thanks for the QSO's.

73, Manuel - VE3TU
 
K1KI(KM1P)   SOAB(A) HP   2,806,2332010-11-07 16:03:16
This was a partial weekend event for me. I had to run back to Boston to assist
with Halloween activities, so I ended up putting in about 28 hours in the chair
with the last QSO just before 1700 UTC on Sunday. Conditions to Asia were
fantastic, as evidenced by BY1OK answering my CQ in the first minute of the
contest. Lots of activity from BY. Conditions weren't perfect, however,
because Tom got an e-mail on Sunday from a 3W who said he was calling me for an
hour on 15m Saturday morning around 12Z. Of course at that time there was so
much activity that I was having trouble hearing the 100W/dipole/attic crowd
from Europe through the QRM. Also, I might have had an 80M QSO with E2E on
Sunday morning, but I never heard a conformation. It felt like some
optimization problem "If you are 50% sure you made the QSO, but if you're wrong
they'll ding you for 'three more equivalent QSO's' do you log it? Explain how
you arrived at your 50% confidence level"

I had a fun time on 10M, with that band doing the things 10M does. I could
hear guys not 100 miles away telling people I could not hear that they were 20
over 9 ... then 5 minutes later they were blowing my ears out. K1TTT 30 miles
away provided an excellent beacon for me to convince myself that the radio was
working right during those times that the band was otherwise silent. I worked
a bunch of guys from Sicily, but could not raise mainland Italy. Never managed
to snag PY on that band ... perhaps those guys were too busy electing their new
president.

40 M was a challenge, I had to work hard to convince myself to run there as
opposed to the much more fun multiplier chasing on other bands. It was work,
but I was able to get QSO's and mults. I tried working split for 10 minutes or
more, but no takers. All QSO's resulting from my CQ's were simplex. 160 seemed
pretty good too, I could hear Europeans working each other.

A big thank you to Tom and Kacy for hosting.

-Joe KM1P
 
W4EE   SOAB(A) LP   44,9282010-11-07 19:14:56
G5RV
TS-440
Tnx for the Qs
73, Jim
 
6W1RY(F5VHJ)   SOAB HP   7,523,2402010-11-08 11:05:52
Antennas: KT36XA, TH3, Cushcraft 2 el 40, wires

Last two years made over 1000 QSOs on 10. This year conditions were good, but I
had half the number of QSOs. Not good. Worked K1DG only for zone 5 and 4 W6's
for zone 3 on 10. Maybe next year!
Senegal always a challenge and every year I keep my fingers crossed I finish.
Only one power outage required the use of the back up generator. I was able to
keep the shack at 27 degrees with an air conditioner and this was a big help as
the outside temperature during the day was 36 degrees.
Nice to work old friends from around the globe and thanks to all who worked me.
At times there were many layers of callers.
My usual quota for 160. Just too noisy !
 
F5RD   SOAB LP   54,4322010-11-08 12:46:25
232 QSO's. It is not much, but I began only the contest on Sunday morning at
07:00 TU
The conditions was good on 80 m to 15 m, and even, there was few stations on 10
m from time to time (25 QSO's)
See you again in 2011.
F5RD Bernard
 
EA1DR   SOAB HP   3,684,1552010-11-08 16:00:50
73's EA1DR
Oscar Luis
 
KN4QD   SOSB/15 LP   1,2102010-11-08 17:12:19
Short stint on 15 meters on Sunday afternoon...15 was wide open to EU and SA.
 
VA3DX   SOAB(A) HP   233,9812010-11-09 03:39:22
Out of town for the most part..
Halloween and 2 Grandsons that needed Grampa
to test the candy ....
 
TM2Y(@F6BEE)   M/S HP   6,861,9252010-11-09 14:12:55
Still waiting for 10 meter as in the old days ! Very unstable but surprising.
15m should have been the run band but it didn't work for us. On monday we
discovered what we have been suspecting all week end: bad 15m hard-line,
certainly soaked inside but with a VSWR still low. I don't know the attenuation
we had both on receive and transmit. The bad coax has been replaced and we
should be ready for CW, unless the forecast wind storm currently blowing over
western France plans differently.
Thank you all (too few !) for the QSOs and C U later this month.
 
AO3A(EA3GXJ)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   280,4492010-11-09 15:18:08
Thanks for the Qsos, good condx, but the band was full and made it pretty
difficult to find a clear frequency and if one found, to keep it for more than
15-20 minutes for a Low Power stn. Murphy was with me and the rotator was
working only half way and to point the antenna to USA and/or Europe/Japan I had
to climb and do it by hand!!! Also I had to work 12 hours on Saturday night.
Great fun anyway, see you on CW, 73 Ariel.
 
K9MBB   M/S HP   525,0082010-11-09 16:25:54
Worked the contest to check out a new station under construction by Larry,
K9MBB.
 
8N5A   M/M HP   12,223,9042010-11-09 16:38:46
Thank you for contact with 8N5A in test.
The call of 8N5A was acquired as a commemoration bureau of the Tosa- Ryoma
Deaihaku Expo and it participated this year though it had gone out with JR5VHU
last year.
Sunday rained all day and the noise had a hard time in a lot of receptions at
low band.
See you again in WWCW.

de JH5RXS Yukio
 
PW5G(PP5WG)   SOSB/10 HP   852,7202010-11-10 08:14:02
TEN METERS IS BACK AGAIN, SLOWLY, BUT COMING...
THANK YOU FOR ALL CONTACT ME.
LOOK FOR SOUTH AMERICA, THERE ARE A LOT OF GUYS WAITING FOR WORK YOU.
SPECIAL THANKS TO PP5JR - SERGIO AND PP5EG - OMS, OURS LEADERS, FRIENDS AND
ENCOURAGED.
73s CU
 
YQ5Q(YO5OHO)   SOAB(A) LP   503,9582010-11-10 09:05:42
1001 QSO's in S&P mode and 29 QSO's in RUN.First time AB category.
RIG: TS-870S
ANTENNAS: 160/80m LW 27m.
40m Inv. Vee
20/15/10m FB-23 2 ele tribander Yagi.
 
N4OX   SOSB/15 HP   452,2502010-11-10 13:32:03
Field Day set up with rented 60 foot lift and 3 element monobander. It will be
at least a year before any permanent towers and antennas get installed at the
new N4OX location. Early tests show the new location, 35 acres in the country
to be very quiet......only station I heard that I couldn't work was T88OM who
went QRT due to the unruly pileup.
 
W4CYS   SOAB HP   136,9352010-11-11 12:58:36
First contest as a new member of the Potomac Valley Radio Club.
Hope to have many more.

73's
Hank Smith, W4CYS
Culpeper, VA
 
IR2C(@IQ2CJ)   Multi-Op Xtreme HP   8,319,0002010-11-11 14:06:32
used remote rx system (4x beverages) in addition to our local 3x beverages.
 
KK9A   SOSB/20 HP   742,8722010-11-12 09:16:11
After operating the last 10 CQWW Phone contests from Aruba, I decided to stay
home this year and use my newly built North Carolina station. My station
worked very well for the CQWW RTTY contest a month prior, but unfortunately
when I tested things out a few days before this contest, my amplifier made a
huge pop, tripped the circuit breaker and set off the smoke detector just above
it. I reset the system and called the security company to cancel the alarm,
however the fire department still showed up at the house about 10 minutes
later. I had another amplifier in the shack that had relay problems when I
last used it during the WPX Phone contest. So, I installed a new vacuum relay
in it just before the start of this contest and it initially seemed to be
working. I operated on 20m only and at the start the band was pretty dead.
Even the usual Caribbean stations were not around. The next morning, just
before sunrise the band was still pretty dead. I spent my time tuning around
listening to the New England stations working European stations that were not
readable here. When the band finally did open for me, it was really crowded
and the QRM was horrible. After running Europe for a while, I started hearing
a lot of QSB. At first I thought it was related to conditions, but later I
wondered if it was equipment problems. I switched a few things around in the
shack and tried different antenna and equipment combinations, but the signals
continued to fade. I ran stations for a number of hours like this and then
realized that it was probably my amplifier relay causing the problem. I open
it up and replaced another relay in the T/R circuit and the problem was
resolved. On Saturday the band again closed early, around sunset. On
Sunday the amp worked fine after my emergency repair, however I still never
really had good rates. After the contest I discovered that the rotator
calibration for my top antenna was off by 34 degrees. I’m not sure how this
happened or when, perhaps I just pushed the wrong the button. Between the
equipment issues and the poor 20m conditions in my area, my score is a little
disappointing. Thanks for the QSOs. Please QSL via WD9DZV.

73,
John KK9A / P40A
 
OL1X   M/2 HP   5,966,3502010-11-12 09:40:53
This year two new members (OK1XQ,OK1MRU) joined our team in CQ WW contest (both
of them already made short appearance on the station in the past), so we
significantly changed our shifs plan and schedule, previously tailored for 3
ops covering 2 positions for full 48 hours.
In last weeks before the contest we finally completed our new tower and put one
of our 6 el OWA for 10m band on it, hoping for some nice condx on this band.
Unfortunately, 10m became a big dissapointment for us that weekend, condx
dropped down and we couldn't get much of our new antenna.
On the other hand, our new (tested in CQ WPX SSB this year) 180m long beverage
to US (shared on low bands) proved again to be a big step forward and worked
very fine.
The final score seems to be a bit dissapointing - almost 20% lower than last
year. This will need later some deeper analysis.

Thanks all for contacts.
Thanks to whole team (and many supporters) for really hard work in last few
weeks before the contest, to get everything ready for the event.
And, as always, our big thanks to Radek OK1MAL; we couldn't do that without his
outstanding support and effort.

73, Radim OK1FDR


RIG: position A - FT1000 mV Field + TL922
position B - FT1000 mV Field + TL922

ANT: inv Vee for 160m, loop for 80m, loop for 40m, 5 el OWA for 20m, 6 el OWA
for 15m, 6 el OWA for 10m, ECO tribander with 40m ext. kit., ECO DHF6
mult.bander

RX ANT: K9AY loops, 180m beverage to US
 
K9ES   SOAB LP   1,4002010-11-12 09:54:50
Operated mobile from Indiana. Limited time due to temperature being at freezing
and IC-706-MK2G quit transmitting on all bands. Was copying JA's on 15M but
XMTR was dead.
 
SN8R(SP8ONZ)   SOSB/20 HP   711,0742010-11-12 11:14:17
thank's all for contact,cu i CW parts
 
HA8JV   SOAB(A) HP   3,461,6572010-11-12 13:02:28
the plant was 48 hours with full assisted, but the internet itself was.
73 to all, and see you in cw part!
pali ha8jv,hg8r
 
VE2IM(VE3DZ)   SOAB HP   9,037,6112010-11-12 17:47:25
The story is on http://www.rigexpert.net/VE2IM/ve2im_10.html
 
7S2E(SM2DMU)   SOAB HP   5,2532010-11-13 04:25:09
RIG: IC 7700
PA: Yes
Antennas:
80m 4-square
20m 4el monobander directed to US
 
RU1A   M/S HP   10,975,0942010-11-13 12:44:00
BY | AS | | 3 | 8 | 30 | 52 | 1 | 94
DL | EU | 8 | 141 | 158 | 115 | 7 | 1 | 430
JA | AS | | 41 | 5 | 106 | 269 | 1 | 422
K | NA | 7 | 117 | 90 | 680 | 460 | 1 | 1355
VE | NA | 4 | 19 | 10 | 74 | 64 | 1 | 172
UA9 | AS | 8 | 35 | 35 | 92 | 74 | 3 | 247

RU1A - Continents
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band / Mode | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| 160 SSB | 72.3% | 13.1% | 0.7% | 2.2% | 11.7% | |
| 80 SSB | 72.8% | 12.6% | 3.3% | 1.5% | 8.8% | 1.1% |
| 40 SSB | 76.9% | 9.3% | 3.2% | 2.1% | 6.6% | 1.8% |
| 20 SSB | 41.6% | 38.5% | 2.0% | 1.4% | 13.9% | 2.6% |
| 15 SSB | 22.5% | 37.5% | 2.0% | 2.3% | 32.2% | 3.4% |
| 10 SSB | 45.2% | 1.9% | 6.7% | 17.3% | 22.1% | 6.7% |
---------------------------------------------------------------------


Always wants the best and it seems that there could be much better.
Unfortunately, within 7 hours after the start of CQ WW SSB, we found a problem
with the cable at mail ant on 21mhz and had to be hastily repaired.
We ended up raising the mast 4 to 5 e 28 mhz only for 13 z , although began to
repair the antenna back in the summer. Until now, there is a problem obviously
with the switch-box at 7 mhz beetween all ants, because of this reason that a
small number of QSO NA on 40 mtrs. Anyway it was fun.
Thanks for a great drive all EU teams of M/S OM8A,RL3A,UZ2M,E7DX,RW2F ...

Very forward to CQ WW CW. We hope to a good condx on all bands!

Vlad RW1AC
 
N7ZG   SOSB/80 LP   8,3162010-11-13 19:23:20
My new station is under construction. The only antenna I could manage to get up
in time is an 80M vee at 140' oriented towards EU.

The SF was about 85 and the A index was 3.
 
WA7LNW   SOAB LP   7822010-11-14 20:29:38
Worked a few new mode and band countries from new antenna restricted home QTH.
Fun challenge and amazing what 100 watts and 23 ft. homebrew wire vertical can
do.

73's de Jack, WA7LNW
Washington, Utah near Zion National Park
 
OH2BH(OH6UM)   SOAB LP   1,946,1912010-11-16 08:52:50
My season of new contesting experiences continued. With my first ever RTTY
contest (CQWW RTTY @OH8X M/S) still quite fresh in my mind "it was time" to
finally do CQWW SOAB in Low Power category, the first time ever for me.

I knew it was going to be quite different with Low Power, but it was much more
different than I had expected - not only mentally, but also physically. More
or less constant Search & Pouncing "with both hands" (SO2R) throughout the
whole weekend seem to take quite a lot of energy. (Busy preceding week at work
also took its toll.)

With a few extra naps I somehow struggled through the evenings and nights
anyway, and finally I am quite satisfied especially with my low band results.
On higher bands things went much smoother during the days - except on 20m,
which was very challenging, and reminded me of 40m SSB when we Europeans were
stuck below 7100... How full can a band get? For a LP station 20m was close
to a nightmare during the daylight hours. Luckily 15m was pretty nice and even
10m produced decent amount of mults for me.

In the end I'm happy with my score, which tops the OH national CQWW SSB SOAB LP
record (from 2001) by a hopefully sufficient +15% margin. I had my tough
moments during the contest, but what a nice SO2R S&P practice this was! I may
well be back! :)

BIG TNX to Martti OH2BH for giving me this operating opportunity.

73 es CU in CQWW CW @OH8X !

de Pasi OH6UM/OH2IW
 
ES5G(ES7GM)   SOAB HP   4,474,1702010-11-17 13:03:32
As Tonno ES5TV went to Montenegro to paricipate from 4O3A, I as able to use his
"big guns". First of all great contest and amazing experience. Opening day I
had some problems with 80m filter and I was only able to work for a while. Had
some sparkles coming from the filter and the amplifier just didn't work.
Reflected all the power. At the 40th hour I came up with an idea to pass the
filter and then trying to use 80m again. Ofcourse I had to switch off the 2nd
radio, not to burn it. But the train was gone. Extremly bad conditions on 2nd
day. Wkd only 71 mults which was even less than on 160m. For me, it usually
never happens that all the exotic Caribbean stations are coming for my CQ. At
home I always have to search them. Anyway 24 hours passed, so far so good. But
then I started to feel bad. Once I got home (which I pretty much don't
remember, my dad removed me from the controls few hours before the end, because
I wasn't making any sense. Probably I just stared at the transceivers) I took my
temperature and it was 38,4c/101F. So this is why I felt wierd :). But I had
this excitement and I kept pushing myself as hard as I could. I'm not sure that
gambling is the correct word, but when the pile-up went heavier, I ofcourse
wanted to make faster QSOs, so I forgot to use my parrot to say "5915" and
"tu". At 30th hour I totally lost my voice. I sounded like bear who was
whispering his roar. To sum up. I'm glad that Tonno let me use his station and
I owe him one. HI! Great experience and we'll see what the future brings. 73!
ES7GM @ ES5G.
 
PT2CM   M/S HP   4,874,3792010-11-18 06:46:35
Great Contest. Bad propagation on 10m and low bands. C U
 
VE3MIS   M/2 HP   2,861,0642010-11-18 07:05:06
Good conditions - no complaints on propagation. Thanks to all that came back to
our call. Look forward to the next one.

for VE3MIS
 
UN2E   SOSB/15 HP   229,8402010-11-18 10:39:29
Best wishes from Kazakhtan!
 
KH7Q(K7NV)   SOSB/20 HP   908,4532010-11-19 11:49:22
Really enjoyed this short break from my working trip to KH6.
Thanks to Alex, KH6YY (& Michelle)& Mike, KH6ND for a great visit!
73, Kurt, K7NV
 
I4FYF   SOSB/160 HP   73,0622010-11-19 11:58:08
vert + n° 4 beverage
 
CN2R(W7EJ)   SOAB HP   15,027,1882010-11-19 12:02:03
I had hoped to do better this year then last year.
On Friday morning I found a broken tip on a 20 meter yagi. I made a temporary
fix, but was on the tower for 2 hours, 8 hours before the test.
The test started out OK. On Sunday morning at 0930Z the trouble began.

1) Big rain storm took down the regions AC power.
2) I went to start the generator, but there was so much
rain I had to put on my boots and rain gear (more lost time).
3) Generator started out OK, but UPS on computers failed.
4) I use 2 PCs. The logging computer crashed 3 times under the generator.
5) I had to go to paper log during the best opening on 10M.
6) Acom 2000 kept shutting down (not trip) claiming 48 volts was too high.
7) Power came back on after 1.5 hours
8) Computers now OK on region AC power.
9) 2 hours later my keyboard ‘2’, ‘W’, and ‘S’ key failed.
10) Rebooted PC several times, but keyboard issue was not solved.
11) Switched to other keyboard and continued.
12) 3 hours from the end of the contest, my Right SO2R radio stopped
hearing signals.

This contest was very frustrating! It was not my weekend.
I never had so many problems. I used the generator last March with no
problems.
The PC UPS also worked flawlessly in march.

After the contest, the Right SO2R station started working again.
Thanks for all of the QSOs
 
W3LPL   M/M HP   19,001,3162010-11-19 21:30:05
Congratulations to the K3LR and KC1XX teams for their
amazing Multi-Multi and Multi-Two scores from the USA.

BAND QSO QSO PTS ZONES COUNTRIES OPERATORS

160 436 574 20 76 K1HTV W3IDT W3LPL
80 1003 2417 31 116 NI1N AC6WI
40 1749 4604 37 130 WR3Z KD4D
20 2525 7048 40 152 WX3B K3RA K4ZA
15 2158 6166 35 150 PB2T WA1T N8II
10 392 882 23 66 K1DQV ND3A K3MIM
---------------------------

Totals 8263 21691 186 690 => 19,001,316


Club Affiliation: Potomac Valley Radio Club


Continent Statistics

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL Percent

North America 308 297 320 281 189 126 1521 17.9
South America 10 27 45 109 124 214 529 6.2
Europe 114 639 1212 1878 1631 26 5500 64.9
Asia 2 12 99 256 129 0 498 5.9
Africa 10 16 26 40 50 33 175 2.1
Oceania 3 33 98 50 71 2 257 3.0


BREAKDOWN QSO/mults

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 32/14 51/42 94/54 22/20 ..... ..... 199/130 199/130
1 20/6 82/25 104/21 15/9 1/2 1/2 223/65 422/195
2 34/8 75/11 78/17 8/2 . . 195/38 617/233
3 42/8 65/10 78/11 23/4 . . 208/33 825/266
4 40/12 84/10 44/6 20/9 . . 188/37 1013/303
5 14/3 60/5 68/5 6/1 . . 148/14 1161/317
6 15/3 36/1 105/9 3/2 . . 159/15 1320/332
7 11/3 41/1 72/12 10/11 . . 134/27 1454/359
8 12/3 31/4 48/3 11/8 ..... ..... 102/18 1556/377
9 9/2 16/4 47/3 8/4 . . 80/13 1636/390
10 25/0 30/5 43/2 10/7 6/8 . 114/22 1750/412
11 10/0 33/2 24/4 150/28 61/24 . 278/58 2028/470
12 . 4/0 6/0 135/12 161/20 5/2 311/34 2339/504
13 . . . 155/9 159/20 21/6 335/35 2674/539
14 . . . 123/5 207/10 9/3 339/18 3013/557
15 . . . 144/3 151/16 14/17 309/36 3322/593
16 ..... ..... ..... 135/2 117/9 12/7 264/18 3586/611
17 . . . 99/4 85/12 24/11 208/27 3794/638
18 . . 3/0 106/5 66/16 29/5 204/26 3998/664
19 . . 20/1 165/9 79/10 50/10 314/30 4312/694
20 . . 59/0 148/2 46/3 54/2 307/7 4619/701
21 1/0 1/0 71/2 87/4 50/8 15/0 225/14 4844/715
22 2/2 10/2 65/0 59/6 47/0 3/0 186/10 5030/725
23 7/2 24/0 52/1 29/3 35/3 . 147/9 5177/734
0 22/2 18/3 40/2 16/0 19/0 ..... 115/7 5292/741
1 22/6 24/2 35/0 8/0 . . 89/8 5381/749
2 24/1 23/5 16/2 6/0 . . 69/8 5450/757
3 12/3 31/0 37/2 9/0 . . 89/5 5539/762
4 9/2 30/1 34/0 5/0 . . 78/3 5617/765
5 12/2 54/3 46/0 4/0 . . 116/5 5733/770
6 8/2 38/1 75/0 . . . 121/3 5854/773
7 7/4 31/3 76/2 1/0 . . 115/9 5969/782
8 10/1 14/0 48/0 1/0 ..... ..... 73/1 6042/783
9 7/2 14/1 16/3 2/1 . . 39/7 6081/790
10 15/2 21/1 41/4 6/0 1/0 . 84/7 6165/797
11 3/2 15/3 16/1 107/0 35/4 . 176/10 6341/807
12 . . 6/0 95/2 191/2 1/1 293/5 6634/812
13 . . . 66/2 181/4 3/4 250/10 6884/822
14 . . 1/0 63/0 90/1 8/0 162/1 7046/823
15 . . . 50/1 88/1 17/7 155/9 7201/832
16 ..... ..... 4/0 49/1 73/0 12/5 138/6 7339/838
17 . . 1/0 62/2 67/3 12/2 142/7 7481/845
18 . . . 61/6 22/3 22/3 105/12 7586/857
19 . . 9/0 62/3 23/1 34/0 128/4 7714/861
20 . . 24/0 28/1 33/1 33/2 118/4 7832/865
21 . 13/0 55/0 56/2 21/1 13/0 158/3 7990/868
22 3/1 25/0 42/0 66/2 39/0 . 175/3 8165/871
23 8/0 9/2 46/0 31/0 4/3 . 98/5 8263/876

DAY1 274/66 643/122 1081/151 1671/169 1271/161 237/65 ..... 5177/734

DAY2 162/30 360/25 668/16 854/23 887/24 155/24 . 3086/142

TOT 436/96 1003/147 1749/167 2525/192 2158/185 392/89 . 8263/876



QSO Counts By Band-Country

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10

3D2 1
3V 1 1 1
4J 1 1
4L 2 1 2 2
4O 1 1 3 1 1
4X 1 3 3 4
5B 2 3 4 4 3
5H 1 1
5N 1 1 1
5R 1 1 1 2
5Z 1 1
6W 1 2 2 2 1
8P 1 1 1
8R 1
9A 2 6 21 21 22
9J 1
9K 1 1 2 1
9M2 1
9M6 1 2 1
9V 1
9Y 1 1 3 2
A2 1 1 1
A4 3 1
A6 1 1 2
A7 1 1 1 1
A9 1
BV 1
BY 6 18
C3 1 1 1 1 1
C9 1 1 2 1 1
CE 3 4 11 9 18
CE9 3
CM 1 2 10 3 2
CN 3 2 2 2 5 2
CP 1
CT 2 5 12 25 20
CT3 4 5 5 5 6 1
CU 1 1 2 2 3 2
CX 1 1 3 6 11
CY0 1 1
D4 1 1 1 1 1 1
DL 18 115 176 283 252 2
DU 2 2 1
E5/s 1 1 1 1
E7 1 2 7 7 7
EA 10 41 104 111 132 1
EA6 1 1 3 6 2
EA8 2 3 6 6 11 6
EA9 1 1 1
EI 2 3 10 27 22 1
EK 1 1
ER 1 2 2 4 3
ES 1 5 2 5 5
EU 4 7 9 7
EX 1
EY 1
F 6 47 83 84 90
FG 1 1 2 2 2
FH 1 1
FK 1
FM 1 1 3 2 1 1
FO 1 1 1 2 2
FP 1 1 1 1 1
FR 1 1
FY 2 1 1 1 1 1
G 7 64 84 171 154 4
GD 1 1 4 3 6
GI 1 3 10 17 15 3
GJ 1 1 2
GM 4 9 15 45 40
GM/s 1 1
GU 1 1 3 2
GW 2 4 5 14 14 1
HA 3 11 18 24 23
HB 1 7 16 14 31
HB0 1 1 2 1 1
HC 1 2 5 3
HC8 1
HI 1 1 2 2 3 3
HK 1 2 3 3 3 2
HL 4
HP 1 1 2 1 1
HR 1 1 2 3 1
HS 2 5
HZ 3 3
I 5 42 145 141 134 3
IG9 1 1 1
IS 2 1
IT9 4 13 12 19 2
J2 1 1
J3 1 1 1 1 2
JA 3 57 120 97
JT 1
JW 1 2 1
JY 1 1
K 217 154 167 127 64 84
KG4 1 1
KH0 1 1 1 1
KH2 2 4 2 4
KH6 2 9 7 6 11
KL 1 2 4 7 18
KP2 4 4 6 5 7 4
KP4 2 6 7 5 8 6
LA 2 12 12 20 17
LU 2 5 7 28 30 84
LX 1 2 1
LY 1 11 7 15 10
LZ 7 13 23 18
OA 1 1 4 2 1
OE 2 6 17 25 20
OH 15 17 47 29
OH0 1 4 2 4 3
OK 4 25 45 49 42 1
OM 1 9 10 16 15 1
ON 4 20 44 57 37 1
OX 1 1 1
OY 1 1 1
OZ 4 16 12 23 27
P4 2 2 3 4 4 3
PA 2 19 44 123 79 1
PJ2 1 1 1 1 2 1
PJ4 1 2 1 1 1 1
PJ7 1
PY 1 4 17 36 48 80
S5 3 19 34 38 23
S7 1 1 1 1
SM 12 11 43 28
SP 4 32 57 86 62 1
ST 2 1 1
SV 1 1 8 11 15
SV5 1 1 1 1 1
SV9 2 1 2 1
T7 1 1 1 1 1
T8 1
TA 2 3 3
TF 1 1 3 8 1 1
TG 1 1
TI 2 3 2 3 4 2
TK 1 1 2
TR 1 1
UA 3 19 36 126 73
UA2 1 1 3 3 2
UA9 16 69 8
UN 1 7
UR 2 10 39 54 60
V2 1 2 1 1 1 1
V3 1 2 1 2 1
V4 1 3 1 2 1 1
V5 1 1 2
V6 1 1 1
VE 67 100 93 96 51 7
VK 1 17 72 20 30
VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1
VP5 2 2 2 2 4 2
VP8 1
VP8/h 1
VP9 2 2 2 3 1
VR 1 1
VU 3 1
XE 1 3 7 8 7 6
XU 1
YB 4 4 1
YL 2 4 7 7 11
YN 1 1 1 2 2 1
YO 4 23 33 24
YU 1 4 15 23 14
YV 4 3 3 8 7
Z2 1
Z3 1 1 2 2
ZF 1 1 1 1
ZL 1 4 11 15
ZP 4 2 1
ZS 1 5 7 10 10
 
OH8X(OH4JFN)   SOAB HP   6,829,2172010-11-21 01:33:47
It was my pleasure to drive OH8X during CQ WW SSB 2010. I am quite happy about
the results:
*As far as I know, it is first time when more than 5000q achieved from main
OH-land in single-op category
*Previous national OH-record is 6,1Mp from year 2000 and seems to be history
now with margin like 0%.
*Seems to be possible to get nice position before logchecking also in TOP3-EU.

When comparing all these mailstones passed in current solar cycle phase, just
wondering what might happen when we really
have propagation also on 10 an 15! After some post-contest analysing, i think
that it would have been possible to break 7Mio mailstone aswell.

Before the contest there were some tight external pressure-factors from other
competitors. I knew that there would be very tight competition
in nordic and baltic countries. Toni had plans to beat me from OH0, Tonno left
to 4O but get his home station manned, Tomi was going to OH0 aswell just to
meantion few. I didn't know exactly what these quys were planning (what
category etc), but what I knew was that guys are pushing hard, and fight would
be very hard.
I knew that I will not win if we have to fight only on low-bands.

I started my strategy planning well before contest weekend. After studying logs
and previous efforts, it was quite clear that
in SSB-mode low bands would be bands where I will give too much compensation
for southern stations. My plan was pretty simple:

1) During low-band operation, focus on mults with very efficient second radio
usage and move every single multiplier to another band.
I knew that it is quite easy to get trough multiplier pileups on lowbands, but
to get own run going is little bit harder, you have
to be exactly right time in right place.

2) During prime-time just run, move every single multiplier and do best with
2nd radio. Especially try to get good multiplier boost from low-band grayline
openings. It was pretty clear that during daytime 20m and if propagation also
15m is so full that finding good mults is not easy task at all.

3) Make enough work with 10m, because 10m openings @ OH8X is pretty hard
predictable and usually very marginal at this time of solar cycle.

My bad that 20m night-time propagation wasn't as good as I hoped -> had to
fight pretty hard during night times. If you compare my low band e.g. what
Pasi
made from OH2BH with 100w you might understand. It is just something that you
have to manage in your strategy and hope and do best...

OH8X
160 142 11 49
80 468 22 83
40 825 34 102

OH2BH LP
160: 138 7 36
80: 450 13 66
40: 488 23 88

OH0B
160: 481 16 66
80: 714 24 89
40: 1047 29 101

During previous contests my problem has been too low multiplier. I decided to
make my timetable with new point of view. I optimized my schedule now
mainly in multiplier aspect. It was good way to get more multiplier intesive
operation. I used sometimes a littlebit to much time
when picking up multipliers. You can easily find out that in this case 1 mult
was abt. 10 qsos -> if loosing too much time new mult
won't pay the missed time back.

It was nice to see that 15m was full of activity. Still got feeling that way
too few JA (under 200q) / W stations on the band.
Never managed to get anything going on 10m. Very short openings, nothing
compared to good own run, just s&p qsos with 2nd radio after lot of
monitoring.

Thanks for whole Radio Arcala team, specially OH8NC, OH6KN and OH2UA. Huge
support from whole team and massive "pre-operative" work required to
get things going so smoothly what it was.

Mentally most important thing happened during sunday morning, when Toni @OH0B
appeared in my "pileup", despite of
very hard competition, he told to go-go and motivated me to keep going and to
push more harder.
We are good friends and team-mates but we were competing badly against each
other. What happened assured me that that are still fare play and hamspirit
left, thanks Toni :)

Congrats to Jeff, outstanding effort and score!

Thank you all for qsos and very special thanks to all of you who kindly
followed me to other bands aswell.

73, Marko OH4JFN
 
K6GEP   SOAB(A) LP   113,2202010-11-21 01:56:08
Very good condix this year, especially on 15. Not quite enough for 10M.
Had some wet weather the week prior, so local noise was down.

I still didn't break my personal best QSO count from 2007, but with more
mults, I got a better score. I broke personal best on 15, beating that
amazing opening in 2007 we had with ZERO SUNSPOTS.

Fun to work Indonesia and Malaysia on 15M at night around 0230z Saturday
night.
Nice short opening to EU on 15 Sunday morning.

My armstrong rotor technique with the beam broke down Sunday morning, when
a guy rope broke, and the whole beam tilted over.

No new-new countries this time. Got some nice band fills from PJ2T for
Curacao. Much easier to work in contest than their 10-10-10 DXpedition.

Rig: FT-990 , 100W

Ants:
80 meter dipole sloping from 40 feet
80 meter OCF Windom sloping from 40 feet
40 meter inv vee at 45 feet (for 40 & 15)
Wilson SY-2 Tribander at 18 feet - 'Armstrong' rotor

N3FJP CQWW Log
 
WE3C   M/2 HP   11,604,1322010-11-21 13:20:23
Small crew, but we had a super time!

Congratulations to the KC1XX Team for the huge win & showing what can be done.

Thanks to all the callers, the great competition and the sponsors for holding
this wonderful event.

73,

The WE3C Team
www.we3c.com
 
N9RV   SOAB HP   747,2502010-11-21 19:44:26
Fun testing out new antennas.
 
OE5T   M/2 HP   1,536,7952010-11-25 10:25:04
Operators : OE5OHO, OE3GEA, OE5HDN, OE5MKM
Soapbox : Just for fun...
 
HA3DX(HA4XH)   SOSB(A)/20 LP   482,5622010-12-01 09:23:46
FT1000MP Ant:205BA
Thanks for the QSO's!
See you in the next contest!

73's Charlie (HA4XH)