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K7EG   SOABCW HP   3,1752016-07-09 16:09:11
Prop terrible above 40. Quit after 39 Q!'s.
N1CC   SOAB(A)Mixed QRP   7,8502016-07-09 16:14:18
Elecraft K3/100 @ 5 Watts to F12 C3 @64 feet.
Lost AC Power mains at 1300Z after 1 hour of operation, power back and stable 3
hours later. Probably missed the best propagation hours for QRP station. Total
of 4 hours of hard work, ending early because Mother Nature delivered us a band
of severe thunderstorms at 2300Z ... ending my participation effectively.

The lower propagation conditions and high solar noise level suggests that QRP
might not be competitive from the SW USA during this phase of the solar cycle
and "electrified" surface weather.

80% of contacts were USA, could hear the DX fine and the DX could not hear the
5-watts except for the really good stations with good operators and better than
average station configurations.
K3OQ   SOAB(A)CW QRP   3182016-07-09 19:37:42
Playing with the W4OP Magloop from my apartment, this time with the LNR
Precision LD-5 QRP rig. The just over 3 hours I spent operating I had a blast.
Best DX was 9A0HQ and was nice to put 6Y1LZ in the log again. Thanks to all
those folks who heard my QRP signal with the small antenna.

K6LRN   SOABCW LP   41,7302016-07-09 22:08:19
Lost time when K3 gave up. Plugged in old faithful MP.
Poor condx...only 1 AF + a couple of EU & UA.

Thanks for the Qs.
K6CTA   SOAB(A)CW LP   1,8752016-07-09 22:29:57
Minimal effort from a minimal station. Being antenna limited is getting very
old! Got on to clean out the radio cobwebs......

Ed - K6CTA
Elecraft K3/P3
N6BT Bravo 5
End-fed wire
KE4KY   SOAB(A)CW HP   178,7162016-07-09 23:10:08
A leisurely pace taken on this one. Still stretching the legs of the new K3S.

One of my favorite contests.
NF4A   SOABMixed HP   385,1082016-07-09 23:14:51
Bands were noisy here with QRN from storms....thanks for your patience when I
had to get repeats. Surprised at 10 meters opening to EU around 20-22Z !
KØVBU   SOABCW LP   40,9152016-07-09 23:52:46
K3/100 TH6DXX@50' Trap Dipole apex 30' N1MM+
Very poor condx, plus thunderstorms.
Thanks, and sorry to those I couldn't pull out of the QRN!
Bill K0VBU
K2RD   SOABMixed HP   107,7562016-07-10 00:23:36
Thanks for the qso's and the patience.
ED2C(EA2CW)   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,443,2882016-07-10 03:15:37
Nice participation (better than I expected) the best, 28 MHz 30 min opening at
saturday local midnight, and HQ stations calling me on my run frequency!
A lot of friends eared, and worked too. My goal was to make at least 800 Qs,
but almost double the figures! Thanks to all, and EA2CRF Radio Club Foronda for
so nice rig
73, Mikel EA2CW as ED2C @ EA2CRF
NA2M   SOAB(A)CW HP   13,0982016-07-10 04:17:54
RIG: Elecraft K3/KPA-500 400W
ANT: R5 Vertical - 40M Sloper
K4WW   SOABMixed HP   45,6602016-07-10 04:27:29
Resembled NAQP.
W4AAW   M/S HP   288,7962016-07-10 04:33:46

This was a shakedown cruise preparatory to the coming contest season. It's a
good thing we went through this full setup exercise. A MAJOR networking
problem was discovered which was crippling. We are working to correct it.

Thanks to all who persevered under very spotty conditions.

Remote Operators were located as follows:
W7RIV Utah (Welcome Bryon! First time with TeamW4AAW)
KU1CW Oregon (Mr. Amazing)
KJ0D Missouri (Speed Demon Eric)

W4AAW was in the shack. A number of remote ops who use the position with
K3/RemoteRig were unable to get N1MM to sync between their remote computer and
that position's computer in the W4AAW shack. Hours were spent trying to chase
this down. It's a new problem, never seen before. Certainly our computer guys
and the good guys at N1MM+ will track this down and correct it.

Good luck to all and our team is looking forward to an exciting and challenging
contest season.
W2CDO   SOAB(A)CW HP   274,1222016-07-10 04:35:09
Thanks for the Qs.
Rig: FT-1000MP MkV; Alpha 9500; hexbeam @ 35'+ OCF Dipole @ 60'
73, Peter
W2UP   SOAB(A)CW LP   23,1842016-07-10 04:52:26
Just playing around a bit from the home station (K3/100 to balcony dipole).
LY7Z(@LY2TA)   SOAB(A)CW LP   918,6962016-07-10 04:58:06
It was elephant race with wide signals and huge QRM.



73! Andy LY7Z
ND3N   SOABMixed LP   17,7842016-07-10 04:58:20
Not too much time available during the day on Saturday, but did get on for a few
hours Saturday evening, then got up early in the morning on Sunday and worked
almost 5 hours before the contest ended.

- - - - -

Rig: Kenwood TS-590S
Antenna: GAP Challenger DX and wires on 40 & 80 M
Logging S/W: WriteLog Version 12.05K

73 All - heading out of the shack for a nap to try to make up for the sleep I
K3SEN   SOABCW LP   16,9202016-07-10 04:59:58
73 Dale K3SEN FTdx-1200/BuddiPole
HSØZIA   SOABCW LP   286,6502016-07-10 05:03:25
Condx so bad here it felt like I was QRP! Nice to see 10 meters still alive
though! Severe jet lag limited op time...
73 Bob
KØRF   SOAB(A)CW LP   796,7622016-07-10 05:05:10
First Low Power DX contest for me. It was fun.

Thanks for the QSOs.


N3AM   SOAB(A)CW HP   204,8382016-07-10 05:06:41
Rough conditions at the start, but much improved later.
K3PA   SOABMixed LP   623,3302016-07-10 05:07:10
Conditions better than expected! But oh, those thunderstorms....
WJ9B   SOABCW LP   411,5482016-07-10 05:07:30
73, wj9b
W7XQ   M/S HP   205,8002016-07-10 05:07:40
Thanks to host Steve, W7XQ for a great weekend of contesting. Band conditions
were all over the map, to say the least. 15M was about as bad as it gets, and a
LOT of noise on the lowbands late in the night. Still we survived......

Mike, W7VO
WA1FCN   SOAB(A)CW LP   253,3152016-07-10 05:08:18
Not even close to last years score. Terrible QRN destroyed 80 and 160.
2 el 40 @70 ft TH5 @75 ft TH6 @45 ft A3S fixed SA 160 inv L 80 loop
AA3B   SOABCW HP   1,517,6252016-07-10 05:09:23
6745 QSO points.
W3KB   SOAB(A)CW LP   280,3742016-07-10 05:09:27
Very tough conditions (A=23, K=3) for about half of the contest. Finally got
better in the late afternoon and evening.

Challenging, especially for low power competition.
OZ7BQ   SOABCW LP   57,4622016-07-10 05:10:36
Single band CW operation. KX3 and KXPA100 and using a 1.7 M diam mag loop 4 M
above ground.
W7RN(N6TV)   SOABCW HP   1,086,0692016-07-10 05:10:39
Thanks to Tom and Midge for hosting me as a guest op! Major antenna repairs
were just completed last week. All the repaired and reconfigured antennas
seemed to work quite well, including the 3 ele Yagi on 80. Too bad conditions
were so poor this weekend.

For antennas and station details details see .

Bob, N6TV/7
K1IMI(N4CW)   SOABCW HP   73,8362016-07-10 05:11:02
Managed to squeeze 6-1/2 hours in with all sorts of things going on at home...
Conditions NOT impressive, but plenty of loud stations, domestic and DX. Sorry
couldn't operate more...this is a really fun contest. 73 de K1IMI/N4CW
W6NF   SOABCW LP   24,8852016-07-10 05:11:08
Truly dismal conditions here in northwestern MN. Only whispers of signals from
EU on 20 until after 1900 UTC. 15 was poor and nothing was ever heard on 10.
JA's were a no-show for me.
W2IRT   SOAB(A)CW HP   78,7002016-07-10 05:13:06
Well, I screwed myself royally. I didn't read the rules, didn't pre-configure
the station correctly, got no sleep beforehand, slept in at the start and just
couldn't concentrate.

I had planned to do a CW-only entry, which I normally don't do--I'm usually
SOAB(A) Phone HP. I failed to read the rules correctly, and, not realizing
there's no such thing as a single band entry, I limited myself to 20m CW only.
I did OK, but with 20m sucking eggs to Europe I didn't have a lot of takers.
Had a few runs but mostly S&P.

Had no end of computer problems. N1MM+ locks up and keeps sending strings of
dits or my call over and over and over at random. Radio and antennas were OK,
but logging was an absolute nightmare. I will have to fix this before CQWW but
I have NO clue what's wrong or where to start looking. I have 20-30 ferrites in
the system now already. It doesn't do it in my general-purpose logger, just

A line of severe weather knocked me off the air for 2 hours last night and when
I got back I didn't have much propagation. Glad to see the end of this one.
Lessons learned for next time.
CX9AU   SOABCW HP   156,2002016-07-10 05:13:18


W6RW   SOAB(A)CW HP   244,1222016-07-10 05:13:19
I had an out of town commitment Friday night and Saturday morning. When I
finally got home there were only 14 hours left in the contest so I sat in the
chair for the next 14 hours! I am still really impressed on how well the DX
Engineering 43 foot vertical works for me. As usual I had a great time!
YT2AAA   SOAB(A)CW LP   1,007,1362016-07-10 05:13:48
ICOM 746 PRO + wires on balcony
AA1K   SOABCW HP   96,6922016-07-10 05:14:03
10 meters open to Europe both days but not much activity there in our limited
time on.

73/Jon AA1K
K4AB   SOABMixed HP   1,033,0002016-07-10 05:14:59
No doubt who won this contest -- mother nature.
In addition to the punky conditions, thunderstorms
were a big headache for me. I can't recall the last
time I had to shut down in the middle of a contest,
but this one I did. And when I was on, the QRN was
awful, even on 20 meters.

It sure was a slog! Congratulations to the guys who
hung in there.

Larry K4AB
K4LM   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   160,2452016-07-10 05:16:07
Surprised to work EU on 10 meters. 40 meters was a blast and 20 pretty good
also. Lots of HQ stations with good signals. All S&P with N1MM+ it is a
breeze on CW.

TH6DXX@60ft, EDZ for 40, TS-590S, 30+yrs old LK-500 with same tubes.
KØNM   SOABCW HP   278,2932016-07-10 05:16:43
Learning to do SO2R. Not an easy thing for a newbie. Besides the high rate of CW
during contesting, listening to two radios at the same time will definitely take
some practice. I operated one of my rigs remote from my ranch and the other at
home, So, no filters required. Enjoyed it.
Nizar K0NM
N4ZZ   SOAB(A)CW HP   17,4162016-07-10 05:17:03
Started off on time, but got a call from Chris nb4m to go 4 wheeling and do
some long range shooting. Could not turn down his offer. I had great time.
73 Don, n4zz
K2AL   SOABCW QRP   7,3152016-07-10 05:20:40
Doubled last year's score.
5 watts, Icom-703, 2 el mini beam,"ladder line" dipole for 40 at 25
40 meters was open. Did not work as many HQ stations this year.
K2R(@KD2RD)   M/S HP   899,2852016-07-10 05:23:41
Thanks to Scott (NQ2F)and Jim (KE2TR) for coming down and joining in the
festivities. Great job! Hope everyone had as much fun as we did and thanks to
all for the contacts! See you in the next one....73's, John (KD2RD)
N5XZ   SOAB(A)CW HP   968,5742016-07-10 05:25:29
I am so mad at myself! I fell asleep at 08:40Z and didn't wake up until 5
minutes before the end of the contest! HOW COULD I DO THAT!?? Things were going
so well. I was easily on track to make well over 1500+ Q's and 1 mil plus
points. Crap! Next year, yes next year I will have to find some way to stay
awake (but the bad thing is that I will be one year older.) :-(
In any case, as mentioned before, things did work well, including my new 18HT
vertical. It only has 20 radials under it now, but I found myself often beating
pileups where I never expected to. All equipment worked flawlessly, except the
human interface part. (BTW, a BIG thanks to the wife for letting me do this for
(almost) 24 hours!)

Rig: Elecraft K3/P3
Amp: ETO Alpha 78
Ant: 4-el SteppIR with 40 meter dipole @ 75 feet
Ant: 18HT Vertical for 80 with 20 radials
S/W: N1MM Logger + v1.0.5774.0
Int: microHAM micro Keyer II
AD4ES   M/S HP   597,6622016-07-10 05:27:03
K2ZR   SOAB(A)CW LP   148,8242016-07-10 05:31:36

Thanks for the Qs.
Dick, K2ZR
VO1BQ   SOABSSB LP   8,3982016-07-10 05:32:24
Just got on air for an hour or two after supper and operated S & P running
100w and dipole. Condx better than I expected. Tks Q's, 73 Joe VO1BQ
G3TXF   SOAB(A)CW HP   907,4802016-07-10 05:34:05
Ant : HF : Optibeam 9-5 at 20m high
Ant : LF : Dipoles 40m-80m-160m
All in high-noise suburban environment. Mostly S&P. [Just too noisy to CQ
on LF bands!]
73 - Nigel G3TXF
K9GY   SOAB(A)CW LP   39,4242016-07-10 05:34:25
Just handing out points. CQ CONTEST!
KB3Z   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   40,1522016-07-10 05:37:20
First time competing in this contest. Tested out my new Inverted L for 160
meters. The antenna also can be tuned for 80 also. 160 was very noisy, but I
was able to make some DX contacts on this band. Can't wait until the noise
level drops to see the full potential of this antenna. Looking forward to next
year! Mark Griffin, KB3Z
N8BI   SOAB(A)SSB HP   170,8032016-07-10 05:41:30
Late start, poor conditions, first IARU need better planning & time
managment. Enjoyed the contest will do it again!
KØOU   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   396,9882016-07-10 05:41:52
A domestic contest for me- condx didn't allow much DX, so 5 pt Q's were hard to
come by. Still had fun working 3 pt Q's. T-storms went thru Sat night. Not as
many mult's as I had hoped for. Tnx All for the Q's.
K4LY   SOABMixed QRP   21,5602016-07-10 05:43:36
Playing with new Elad Duo. Configuring it with FDM-SW2 software and N1MM+ was
easy, but it did crash a few times, one time for 45 minutes when I had to
replace my USB keyboard with a keyboard connected to the computer keyboard
A few sun spots developed before the test making 15M useable for a while.
Thanks for your good ears!
W2LK   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   153,5002016-07-10 05:43:38
Missed the first few hours. Conditions were OK but noisy. Still a fun contest.
Thanks for the Q's.
KØVXU   SOABSSB HP   227,2442016-07-10 05:50:42
K3, TL-922A, TH6DXX, Sloping Vees

Limited time but still fun. Limited to SSB by equipment problem. Heaard
several stations on 160 on CW but none on SSB during the night. Thunderstorms
in early evening and night made low bands less productive. Too old to stay up
all night.

Thanks to everyone who put up with my requests for repeats on low bands.
Tbanks to all for the QSOs.

Russ - K0VXU
ES4RD   SOAB(A)CW HP   298,1682016-07-10 05:50:55
Overcast with heavy rain, hard to listen to the station. Poor propagation ,
especially on Sunday.
N5XE   SOABCW LP   40,6102016-07-10 05:54:14
Yaesu FT-2000 at 50 watts
Tribander at 50-ft and wires for low bands.
HB2K(HB9OCR)   SOAB(A)SSB HP   690,2802016-07-10 05:56:03
I'm very happy of this result. Better than last year.
Yaesu 5000mp, AL1500, Momobeam MB6HD, Inv. V 40-80.
Thanks to all qso !
LA6TPA   SOAB(A)CW HP   210,4962016-07-10 06:11:19
Poor long distance propagation, but noise levels where low.
Heard a couple of NA’s on twenty, but not workable. No far east at all.
Good EU and middle east activity kept me busy.
NØAX   M/S HP   333,5482016-07-10 06:14:20
A drop-in style multi-op and BBQ for experienced and new contesters. Lots of
fun even with the compromised conditions. At least that made working the hard
ones more exciting! Much nicer after dark although 160/80 very noisy here in
the Midwest with storms across the country. We'll see you in the NAQP Phone.

73, Ward N0AX
KW9U   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   18,3042016-07-10 06:17:37
FTdx1200 G5RV
8P2K(8P6SH)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   214,3982016-07-10 06:19:08
Well I guess I have to say conditions were pretty bad. lots of noise and low
sunspots made this one a bit of a grind. Conditions on the low bands especially
on 40m were excellent. I was lucky to catch a nice opening on 15m which added
significantly to my score. Nice to run into the usual suspects - good friends
and fellow contesters who made it on - Krassy 6Y1LZ was a constant signal I
worked on many bands and on both modes along with P40W and John, K4BAI.

Writelog, the MK2R+ and other software/hardware worked flawlessly. This is the
last contest before I start a project to clean-up the wiring and
interconnections in the shack. Hopefully that will only take a few days and the
shack will be back together again in short order.

Thanks for a ll the contacts and the patience of the ops who pulled out the
signals in less than optimum conditions.

See you later down the log.

73 - Dean, 8P6SH/8P2K
KG5U   SOABCW LP   30,7502016-07-10 06:24:19
In for a couple of hours at the start and end. Great fun.

73 de Dale, KG5U

2- Ten-Tec Omni VI\'s
Ant: AV640 (10-15-20), 40m inv vee, 80m in vee
S/W: N1MM Classic (Plus is too buggy at KG5U)
N4WW(WF3C)   SOABCW HP   787,7102016-07-10 06:24:39
Thanks to Austin and Sandi for hosting me. Too many W's in the log; my
points/QSO was below 3.0, which will keep me from the upper echelon in this
contest. Conditions were pretty bad, though there were still surprises (like a
handful of EU on 10m). Thanks to all for the calls and the fills.

Chris WF3C
WØLFA   M/S HP   775,6002016-07-10 06:31:35
Jon KL2A was visiting Grand Junction on business and decided to stick around for
an informal M/S at W0LFA with me (AA7XT). 10 was totally dead - never saw /
heard anything there. 15 marginal, signals generally weak and openings spotty.
20 and 40 in decent shape, 80 better than expected, however, we only went there
for a short run.

Jon made most of the CW QSOs.

The late night openings over the north are great fun, but we miss when this
summer nighttime propagation included 15m into EU!

Antennas were F12 Magnum 340 620, XR3-NV Plus, and 80m wire GP. Rig was
Flex-6700 and an Alpha 9500 kindly loaned for the weekend by Jerry K0DU.

Had a UX1 station call us on 40m when propagation from Ukraine was very
unlikely (08:26z). According to this guy's QRZ page, he frequently operates
remote. However, he wasn't signing /W. We deleted this from our contest log as
seems appropriate.

Bill AA7XT
N7MZW   SOABSSB LP   55,8902016-07-10 06:33:54
Kenwood TS-950SD,Heil BM-10 Headset,and 102 ft. long G5RV up 50 feet,running N-S
at 6,053 feet elevation from my Apartment QTH in Cheyenne, Wyoming.Significant
QSB,Lots of QRN on 40 and 80 Meters. No stations heard on 10 or 15 Meters.Left
side of my Dell Laptop keyboard went into a coma for 2 hours. Lots of
"drive by" Ops looking for a Wyoming contact who were clueless
regarding their ITU Zone. Only encountered two "haters" who were
causing intentional QRM. Attention ARRL-Please create a question related to
understanding IARU Function including Zone number assignment for the General
Class Question Pool! I realy was pulling teeth in this one.Last year I won 5th
place SOLP in US and Canada with only 338 Q's and 66 mults. This year I had 490
(pre dupe) Q's but only obtained 45 mults. Very few DX and "member
society" stations worked in 2016 due to band conditions. Another "Boy
and His Wire Adventure" is in the books. Thanks to all that worked me, and
a big thank you to the IARU and all that it does for our hobby.
F5IYJ   SOAB(A)CW QRP   54,6922016-07-10 06:42:34
Elecraft KX3 - Ultrabeam 40-6m 2 elements
trying remote operation
VE7JH   SOABCW LP   19,3682016-07-10 06:48:11
Just a part-time effort.
W4UT   SOABCW HP   4,5092016-07-10 06:48:52
Rig FTDX-5000
Ant Yagi & Vertical

Didn't have a lot of time for this one.
N9VPV   SOAB(A)SSB LP   6,4012016-07-10 06:49:38
Just a little S&P with 100w and a dipole, mostly looking for new countries
for DXCC.
K2QO   SOABMixed QRP   2,4632016-07-10 06:50:12
Picnic table portable from a garage sale at my Dad's QTH. Lots of buyers stopped
to ask me what I was doing and it made for a great ham show and tell. Added
another dozen Qs from my home picnic table later the same day with the same
setup. Not totally sure this score is right as I hand logged.

FT-817, 5W, 20m dipole up 15', AME Bushwhacker, Bioenno Power LiFePO4 battery.
VA3DF   M/S LP   306,3872016-07-10 06:53:56
Had a guest operator (Peter, VA3PDG) join me for part of the contest. I had
promised him massive pileups, fantastic rates and lots of DX - that kinda went
out the window - at least at the start of the contest! Things did improve
starting Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning on 40 yielded some nice DX.

Had a strange problem show up with WriteLog (version 12.03G), when clicking on
SSB spots below 7150 they would open as CW rather than SSB. Thought this might
be because of my sub-bands settings but after checking into this I don't think
so...if anyone has any suggestions please email me off list.

As usual, it's a jungle out there....


OG7O(OH1VR)   SOABCW HP   812,4482016-07-10 06:56:18
Great contest but a big lack of propagation. I would like to thank you for q's!

It seems that I'm old school radio amateur operator = manuals and newest
contest rules are last thing I'm reading. This time I worked EU stations in the
DX window of 80 mtrs (also some DXs). Then finally somebody called me idiot on
the freq, I waked up and checked rules. What I found killed my activity and the
final hit was done by heavy thunder. It seems that this time I'll possibly send
only check log. Anyway I had many nice moments during the contest.

See you in the next one!
N4CF   SOABMixed LP   16,8562016-07-10 06:58:55
Just a few hours on Saturday evening. Many stations and good conditions yielded
some great S&P rates, including 84/hour for 10 minutes, and 65/hour for 65
VE3VN   SOABCW LP   136,1612016-07-10 07:04:38
I hadn't intended to operate at all but the weather made the shack more
appealing than going outside. Mostly S&P, just playing around for a few
hours here and there. Conditions greatly improved later on Saturday.
KK7A   SOABCW LP   1,3202016-07-10 07:15:20
12 watts to a dipole in the attic.
VA3QV   SOABMixed QRP   10,6432016-07-10 07:17:55
Start Date : 2016-07-09

CallSign Used : VA3QV
Operator(s) : VA3QV

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : NON-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : QRP
Mode : MIXED
Default Exchange : 4
Gridsquare : FN25EJ

Name : Bob Sharp
Address : 1787 G Russell Road
City/State/Zip : Ottawa ON K1G0N1
Country : CANADA

ARRL Section : ONE
Club/Team : Ottawa Valley QRP Society
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5774.0

Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ
3.5 CW 7 21 1 0
7 CW 18 54 5 3
14 CW 71 215 9 5
14 USB 6 16 0 0
21 CW 21 61 5 1
Total Both 123 367 20 9

Score : 10,643
Rig : Flex 1500

Antennas : 55 foot end fed wire with 4 radials, 4:1 balun, Elecraft T!
QRP Tuner

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 : 2016-07-10
LA8OM   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,034,6842016-07-10 07:18:28
Used the IARU test as an opportunity to practice interleaving SO2R. Good fun to
stretch oneself a bit. Made more QSOs than I had expected, given the current
state of solar conditions. Next event will be the IOTA contest in three weeks
from Utsira island with the LA4C team.

Equipment: K3, TS-570, Expert amps, dipoles, gps, 2 el Ultrabeam

N7AT(K8IA)   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,000,3202016-07-10 07:18:56
Conditions poor, but that keeps one sharp via developing alternate strategies. I
enjoyed this one.

73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
W6SX   SOAB(A)CW HP   180,4032016-07-10 07:20:05
Saturday during daylight was a struggle. Mostly ended up spurting for ten
minutes each hour and doing non-ham stuff the other fifty minutes.

K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, N1MM+
KS4L   SOABCW LP   35,5712016-07-10 07:21:30
Elecraft K3/100; 80m inv. vee @ 45'; 44' vert. dipole @ 50'
OK1CZ   SOABCW LP   198,2762016-07-10 07:26:32
W9AV   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   103,3042016-07-10 07:27:54
Not much heard outside North America. I like the short exchange that never needs
a repeat.
WA1ZAM   SOAB(A)CW LP   8,9952016-07-10 07:28:41
just having a little fun Saturdays had t-storm most of the day then watched a
little nascar at night and the biggest thing is I'm not much of a cw op hope
the bands get better for the next big contest for me
N4KS   SOABCW HP   123,4482016-07-10 07:34:07
FT5K, ALS-600, Hex Beam and SWA. My first IARU test and it was great! 73, Ken
K1KNQ   SOABSSB HP   130,0752016-07-10 07:35:30
Radio: Yaesu FT1000D, Alpha 87A
Antennas: 10/15M 4el quad, 20M 4el quad,40M 2el yagi, 75M 4sq vertical array
Logging N1MM

MD2C(MDØCCE)   SOAB(A)CW LP   820,7362016-07-10 07:36:43
First complete contest for a while after lots of travel time away from home,
nice to be back in the chair! Even though I checked 10M both days, I never
heard a signal on the band, even when there were spots from stations to the
south of me; however 20M was open all night here, and there were good signals
on 40M and 80M, although my low power and inverted vee could not attract the
attention of any of the Zone 6 stations who were loud on 40M. There was an
interesting polar opening on 20M early on Sunday morning, with both KL7 and KH6
worked on beautiful auroral signals.

Thanks to those who pulled out my weak signals when repeats were needed, and
thanks to all for the QSOs.


Rig: FT5000 at 100W, 4-el SteppIR at 60ft, inverted vee for 40m, Titanex
vertical for 80m and 160m
WA7NB   SOABCW LP   89,3202016-07-10 07:37:09
Conditions were very poor with only a limited opening on 15 meters in the
KE3X(@N3HBX)   M/S HP   2,164,0322016-07-10 07:45:25
Many thanks to John Evans N3HBX for allowing us to invade The Farm again!

All the equipment worked fine except for one computer which began sending
gibberish from the F2 key only. Maybe the F2 key was tired? We assembled
the same team as last year, plus John himself who stopped in to help on
Saturday afternoon.

We had 30 fewer Q's than last year, and our Mults are down more - most of it
due to 15-meters, but there was good activity right up until the end.
Unfortunately 20-meters never really opened for us on Sunday morning - we
mostly listened to the Europeans working each other while begging and pleading
for the occasional QSO.

High points included a 200 clock hour on 40 at 0000 (KD4D Running and KE3X on
S&P), and watching N3QE get the 10-QSO rate meter over 300 on 20 Phone - Go


Ken KE3X
W5/MMØLID(@KJ5Y)   SOABMixed HP   176,4002016-07-10 07:47:17
Well firstly thanks to Pat KJ5Y for hosting me once again!

20m was of course the money band.
10m didnt open here as the antenna is a compromise and also 15m was a
Lost out on so much there.

A 40m dipole was strung up late on but was causing issues with the computer.
Could hardly be heard in tge states but EU stations returned to CQ...

Didnt hunt enough zones and HQ mults. The qso rate was great and never really
got going in S&P

Was good fun. Highlights were being called by A31MM & FR4NT. Not often they
are calling you in a pile.

See you in the next one. Thanks for the Q's

Scott MM0LID
KØUK   SOAB(A)CW LP   12,0122016-07-10 07:49:19
Had fun but time was not on my side. PTL bill K0UK
WR1TC(K5ZD)   SOABCW HP   742,5242016-07-10 07:58:54
Had the best of intentions to make a serious mixed mode effort. Spent a
sleepless night on Thursday in the Newark airport. Tried to catch up on sleep
and woke up 15 minutes before the contest.

Started out on CW. When I switched to SSB, I discovered that Writelog was not
forwarding the mic audio to the radio. I could record messages and play them,
but no live audio. Probably a configuration error, but my bad for not checking
things out in advance. After 20 wasted mins, decided to go CW only.

Conditions were good enough to be entertaining, but certainly not great. I
spent a lot of time practicing with dual CQ. It is amazing how well it can
work, and how easily you can get messed up and sound like a lid.

Enjoyed watching the online scoreboard and chasing AA3B and K1MK. Especially
after I started taking breaks. It was fun to see if I could make progress on
catching them.

Surprised to work some EU HQ stations on 160. They were weak here, but seemed
to be hearing very well.

Finally at midnight, decided I had enough and packed it in.


QSO/ZN+HQ by hour and band

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

1200Z - - 22/4 76/15 26/10 - 124/29 124/29
1300Z - - - 53/4 20/7 - 74/11 198/40 20
1400Z - - - 69/5 24/2 15/6 108/13 306/53
1500Z - - - 65/1 42/3 - 107/4 413/57 20
1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 39/2 8/3 21/2 68/7 481/64
1700Z - - - 88/5 38/2 - 126/7 607/71 2
1800Z - - - - - - 0/0 607/71 60
1900Z - - - 30/1 8/1 - 38/2 645/73 46
2000Z - - - 111/3 31/4 3/3 145/10 790/83
2100Z - - - 133/1 8/0 20/7 161/8 951/91
2200Z - - 16/11 59/3 11/3 - 86/17 1037/108 20
2300Z - - - - - - 0/0 1037/108 60
0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1037/108 60
0100Z 2/2 99/19 24/10 8/5 - - 133/36 1170/144 6
0200Z - 47/6 126/9 - - - 173/15 1343/159
0300Z 23/7 11/2 19/2 10/2 - - 63/13 1406/172 20

Total: 25/9 157/27 207/36 741/47 216/34 59/18
N9TF   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   53,0092016-07-10 08:03:17
Wasn't even planning to operate this contest! Seemed more like Field Day when I
first got on 20m around 1645UTC. I was actually just tuning and listening
around for about a half hour in the shack while I was writing some commands for
the K3S, still no intention of getting in! Well, saw some spots for some HQ
stations, and 9 hours later (off and on) I have a log to turn in!
20m was difficult early with low power and low antennas to be heard by DX
stations. Only a couple of the big EU stations responded to my call in the
early 20m session.
The evening session was more "DX" productive for my small station. 20
eventually opened up to the Pacific late, but no JA heard here. I think I saw
one or maybe two JA's spotted late on 20, but nothing heard in this RX. I did
manage to work 5W0COW and FW5JJ along with several KH6, and one VK. All KH6's
were just about equally strong on 40 as they were on 20, and I worked most of
them on 40 as well. I sure can see the results though of the reduced sunspot
activity. Guess it's time to get used to these slumping conditions.
Checked 10 occasionally, and never heard anything there made some contacts on
15, mostly stateside, some SA and Caribbean.
40m almost seemed a bit easier for me to work EU, with less repeats! Although,
my noise floor is about 20DB higher on 40 compared to 20, so there were
probably some stations I never even heard.
Great to be able to work W1AW/9 on 4 bands. Jerry, you're a machine!!! Heard
you guys on 15m back scatter, and tried a few times to get into your RX, but no
joy there. Big signal on 160 here considering my noise floor was a solid 10 over
S9. You guys were the only signal I heard on 160.

Now off to figure out how to keep RF noise on the AC lines from tripping the
Co2 detector on the second floor hallway outside our bedroom. I had a very
angry XYL burst burst into my shack at about 0610UTC this morning letting me
know, in a very "sleep deprived" forceful, unhappy demeanor, that I
had set off the detector for the second time, and this time it had awakened her
from a deep sleep. Well, even though I was hoping to hit 300 Q's before calling
it a contest, 265 Q's looked pretty good at that time, so I decided to call it
a contest :)

73 Gene, N9TF

K3S/P3 100 watts to 2 element triband @ 37' 80m OCF dipole at 35', 67'
shortened 160m half sloper @ 35'. N1MM+ logger.
N4VZ   SOABMixed HP   70,3482016-07-10 08:06:11
Weak condux. Half the multipliers of 2 years ago.
HA3OU   SOAB(A)CW HP   322,9162016-07-10 08:08:13
Hello Guys!

Thank's for the QSOs!


K6DDJ   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   3,2102016-07-10 08:21:28
Three hours of operating + watching the grandson = 3210 pts. That was fun!
AI1W   SOAB(A)SSB HP   1,9322016-07-10 08:25:01
Thank you to all stations contacted and especially those IARU stations. I don't
get why the IARU stations were not the real multipliers. I had a small window
for participation but still had a great time. I limited myself to the 20m band
as my activity was only Saturday afternoon.
VE3BR   SOABMixed LP   274,2952016-07-10 08:25:38
Radio: Ten-Tec Jupiter
Antenna: DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band Vertical
Software: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5774.0

I had the best intentions, but conditions were "strange" to say the
least (translation: propagation sucked). Ever since I retired the hexbeam I
have learned not to expect too much on higher bands with the only antenna being
80/40 vertical. But working first EU (DL0WW on 20 m) 5 hours into the contest
and the second one 8 hours after starting (yes, I worked my second EU, TM6X, at
exactly 20:00 UTC) is "a bit much" even by my BB-gun standards. It
became better with time, but I never recovered and all I managed was less than
2/3 of my "usual" multipliers and significantly fewer Qs than
expected. Back to the drawing board, working on my plan to move to a large
ocean side property with phased vertical arrays, stacked monobanders and
assorted beverages :)
W1NRG   M/S HP   70,7202016-07-10 08:27:24
Never heard so many Club Calls, HQ Stations ever. Band conditions were blah but
20M heated up in the afternoon as did 15M somewhat. Made several VK Stations
around 3-4AM Sunday. Like next door!
6Y1LZ(K1LZ)   SOABMixed HP   2,507,2742016-07-10 08:28:40
I went to Jamaica to test the station. We start to fix the 6Y location during
the ARRL CW contest and Velimir finally finish all.
Now I can say that 6y1lz is perfect and ready for use only need better operator
Thank Velimir K3JO and Roman RN5M which putt long hrs. In hot Jamaican
73 Krassy K1LZ(6Y1LZ)
N5EIL   SOAB(A)CW LP   94,5602016-07-10 08:29:18
Storms clipped this one much shorter than I was hoping for. Day time conditions
were rough, but evening on was pretty nice.
K4IU   SOAB(A)CW HP   101,0942016-07-10 08:29:33
Overall a good contest for me. Glad I stuck with CW instead of mixed with all of
the QRN on the low bands. Did much better on 40 than I expected. I should have
worked 15 a little more. 73

K4WES   SOABSSB LP   29,0162016-07-10 08:34:19
Many thanks for the QSOs!

73 de k4Wes
DJ1OJ   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   195,3822016-07-10 08:37:05
FT-1000MP - 100W
N4LZ   SOABCW HP   3,5762016-07-10 08:37:21
Allot going on this weekend. Plus my station is in the garage, temperature got
to 102 - amp did not like that. Had fun and did sweat allot.
WX4G   SOAB(A)CW HP   605,4002016-07-10 08:38:46
Good contest!! Activity and bands were better than I expected. Was going to
operate both modes, but CW was very stayed 100% CW.

Everything worked good...except receive intermittent on my 80m 4 square..need
to fix.

See you in the IOTA Contest.

Bob WX4G

KT36 @ 50ft
40 meter rotatable dipole @ 70ft
4square on 80 meters
shunt-fed tower on 160m
OG2P(OH2PM)   SOABCW HP   1,746,0002016-07-10 08:45:46
Had to take a few breaks because thunderstorms came on.
Very poor conditions plus QRN.
Thanks for the QSOs and se you all in the contest again.

73 de Pertti, OH2PM
GI4SJQ   SOAB(A)CW LP   151,6122016-07-10 08:52:36
Elecraft K3 with 80m Doublet and C3SS for HF
KA9BBQ   SOAB(A)SSB LP   1,0922016-07-10 08:57:36
Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ
14 34 76 6 4
21 4 8 2 1
Total 38 84 8 5

Score : 1,092
N8FYL   SOABCW LP   35,7122016-07-10 09:01:15
Didn't hear much DX until EU started coming in on 40M in the evening. Lot's of
fun then, but still fewer zones and HQ stations than last year.
W4VIC   M/S HP   26,7182016-07-10 09:08:27
Band conditions were terrible. Thanks for the Qs. 73, Vic, W4VIC
K1ZD(K1ZZ)   SOABCW HP   1,439,3642016-07-10 09:09:11
No excuses. Congrats to Greg, Bud, and everyone else who out-operated me this
N7AKC   SOABCW LP   1,0442016-07-10 09:11:33
My first rodeo. It's a start. Worked 3 HQ stations!!
W3LL   SOAB(A)SSB HP   319,0602016-07-10 09:14:29
Score is half of last year, mults are three quarters of last year for similar
number of Q's and similar op time.

Used the Off Center Fed Dipole at 45' because the SteppIR MonstIR is on the
ground for refurbishment.
That's likely the cause of the lower score.

We did exceed the 200 per hour rate at times on 40M phone.

Thanks for Q's and to the sponsor.


Bud W3LL
AK8H   SOAB(A)SSB QRP   28,9742016-07-10 09:17:38
I want to thank those I worked, under far less that idea conditions and being
patient and completing the calls...QRP is a struggle under such conditions
WW4LL   M/S HP   1,058,0872016-07-10 09:20:10
Obviously, the conditions is the number one subject in the comments section for
most everyone, however, we had great overnight runs into Asia. Expected a
storm to come thru late last night but it moved southeast of us so while noise
was bad at times, it wasn't what we expected.

A big thanks to Steve, W9SN, who came down 3 weeks in a row to finish all the
loose ends of the station rebuild, allowing us to compete this year in IARU.
We still have several things to fix and tie up some loose ends before fall
contest season starts. The new W3JK antennas played very well and met our
expectations of the station rebuild.

We had the right team here for this contest that is about 2/3 CW and 1/3 SSB.
N4PN and KU8E took the overnight shift, maximizing 20, 40 & 80 meter Qs and
Mults. N4PN and K1ZZI got us off to a very good start yesterday on CW followed
by K4NV & W4KTR doing a great job on phone. A big thanks also to Dennis
and Keith for trouble shooting a problem in the heat yesterday and getting our
10 meter system back online.

Getting on the SDR bandwagon with the purchase of my first Flex 6700 which we
didn't use for IARU, but will have it online shortly for future contests.

Thanks to all of the participants!

73'....Fred, WW4LL
K8AJS   SOABCW LP   129,4062016-07-10 09:22:10
Conditions were definitely punk…out of the 556 contacts I made, 311 of them
were in zone 7 or 8. DX was pretty poor all day. Twenty meters got better at
about 4:00 PM local time, and I was able to work some Europe on 20 and 40 for
two or three hours, but a lot of it was S&P and multiple calls to make
people even in western Europe hear me (and then 4Z4DX was one of my CQ replies
on 20 meters, go figure).

I intended to spend more time on the low bands after sunset, but my local noise
level that I fight with all the time was particularly bad this Saturday evening,
hard to hear anyone on 80 and 160 (noise on 80m was steady S5 and it was S7 on
160), so I gave it up after about 14 hours BIC.

I had a good time, though, even with the conditions being what they were.
Thanks to everyone for all the contacts, and I’ll see you in the next one!

Rig: Elecraft K3 w/P3, 100 watts
Antennas: 3 el quad, 40-meter dipole, 204-foot G5RV, 160m Extended inverted L
Software: N1MM Logger+ v1.0.5774.0
HG7T   M/S HP   3,913,1282016-07-10 09:27:15
Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM
K6MM   SOAB(A)CW HP   55,6802016-07-10 09:34:35
Not the best conditions but always an interesting contest. Thanks for the Qs
and CU in the next one. K-Line/SteppIR/G5RV/N1MM+. 73, John, K6MM
K7ZS   M/S HP   208,5982016-07-10 09:40:10
A part time effort after an early Murphy visit, delayed start and ended up
sticking with CW after only a few SSB Q's. Bands were active, especially after
dark ... get those low band antennas tuned up gents! Welcome to the solar

Thanks to Andy KE7AUB for coming by and working on his CW skills

73 Kevin K7ZS
NM5M   SOAB(A)CW LP   150,9752016-07-10 09:41:03
Rigs: K3/100 x 2 (SO2R), Cushcraft R6000, Homebrew short base loaded 40m
Vertical. Wire laying on the roof for 20 (has pattern to the NE) and for 80m

Mostly S&P until about 0400 UTC. Storms moved through NTX at about 2100 so
took off until 2330 UTC. 40m port on my KK1L 2X6 switch failed at about 0400.
Easy fix as I just moved the 40m coax to an unused port.

Best DX was working KH6LC on 80m with 100 watts and the roof wire antenna.
Although conditions were poor, I had fun putting my station on the air this
W7WHY   SOABMixed HP   31,1482016-07-10 09:42:08
Band conditions sure left a lot to be desired. There was a nice opening
Saturday night over the pole for some needed mults, though.

Love the 'No Skimmer' feature of this contest. It was more like old school
contesting - tuning the bands, looking for mults, instead of those infernal
packet pileups that we have learned to hate. It is fun to find them on our own
instead of depending on someone else to find the mults for us.

Thanks for the Q's and 73

Radio 1 TS-450SAT + AL-811H ~500 watts
Radio 2 TS-450SAT

20 meter HB 2-el monobander at 20 feet
40 meter delta loop
80 meter dipole

N1MM Logger+
VO1HP   SOABCW LP   16,1762016-07-10 09:46:41
Just a few hours yesterday and Sun morning after outdoor painting at summer
cottage.! Gotta paint when the sun is shining which is very infrequent here
in the happy province.

K3 + KAT500
80-10 OCF dipole
K5WA   SOABMixed LP   923,2102016-07-10 09:47:41
I guess we'd better get used to low sun spots bringing a contest to a halt from
south Texas. The first 12 hours were brutal but as 0000 Sunday came around I
got a breath of fresh air when EU started coming up to make the middle of the
contest bearable even though storm QRN played a heavy role for the rest of the
contest. Stateside signals were just booming after 0000 and I finally felt I
could hold a run frequency for a while. W9RE stopped by for a SSB Q and was 45
over on 40 (I think it was) so I guessed we could end the contest on a
reasonable note.

I missed my goal of matching N5AW's SOABLP score from last year but my plan of
working S&P mults almost exclusively the first 12 hours seemed to be an OK
strategy to compete in LP with Marv. Last year I went HP and ran most of the
time but my mult count was only 2/3 of N5AW's. Learn from the best is my
motto. I'm sure his score will be 15-20% higher than mine (as usual) this
year but I'm still learning this LP game. I play tennis and I see a lot of
similarity between LP/HP and single/doubles in tennis. They are similar games
but very different skills and strategy are required to do well.

Thanks to K5TU for helping me get the 3 element 40M quad running a couple of
weeks ago because it played well. My 4 element KLM 40 beam at 160' (which is
being replaced soon) even played reasonably well considering it has some fatal
intermittent. I was very pleased with the 160 and 80M 4 squares too as I
really needed low band directivity this weekend to null out storm QRN.

My best moment was before the contest when I got to try out my new KX2 on these
big antennas at the contest station. Elecraft sure makes sweet products and I
look forward to travelling with this little gem of a rig. The poor little KX2
thought it had died and gone to heaven being coupled to lots of gain and
directivity which it won't see again because it only gets a BuddiPole (at best)
on my business and vacation trips.

Thanks for the Qs and, as usual, it sure seemed like fun AFTER the contest is
over. ;-)

Bob K5WA
K6WSC   SOAB(A)CW LP   200,0562016-07-10 09:51:49
While lamenting the loss of sun spots and propagation on 10M, the “No more
spots” N1MM+ message assisted operators see when advancing to the end of the
band took on new meaning, and got a hearty laugh from me.

73, Bill K6WSC
K4AMA   SOAB(A)CW LP   13,3202016-07-10 09:54:27
First contest since late 2013... lots of bugs to workout, but good to get
back into one. Thanks for the Q's and patience ! Have no idea if the above
score is correct, just reading that off of N1MM - best guess and 3830 requires
I enter something.
LN2HQ   Headquarters HP   4,289,6082016-07-10 09:54:48
Lot of storm with rain/ligtning at startup made problem to with getting ready to
go !
We had some issues with WT HQ this year. :/

Thanks for pileup under sufferings conds :)
NM2L   SOABCW LP   103,7342016-07-10 09:55:00
This was a lot of fun. The bands were not the best, but found at least one QSO
on every band. FT1000MP MK-V, LDG tuner, 80 meter full-wave loop, 160m
Inverted L, no tower, no beam. My apologies to all those who had to pull my
signal out of the noise floor - thank you all. I did manage a good night sleep
and still had a half-way decent score despite my not so efficient antenna
systems. 73s, Greg NM2L
K1TN   SOABCW LP   103,5922016-07-10 09:56:05
What miserable conditions. My antenna sure works a lot better in the winter.
Only saving graces this weekend were, all on 40 Meters, a 5W, a V73, and two
each VK, ZL, and JA.

This completes two full contest cycles from my latest home, in Florida. My
only antenna is a 65-foot end-fed wire, about 20 feet above ground, from an
apartment window to a tree. It's the best I will ever have here. It gets
me on the air with, so far, no neighbor or HOA hassles.

It really hurts my feelings to hear locals running with their big, fancy beam
antennas, and I can usually hear most of the stations who call them. When I
call CQ, dead air follows. But I have been doing a lot more CQing just because
I don't think enough people do. And I usually get a smattering of callers.

Two years ago I managed to get on from here in just a couple of weeks after
moving in, with wires indoors. What a disaster! RF everywhere, even in my

My best weekend for QSOs in the past two years was the 2016 ARRL DX CW (482). I
limit my operating and I know when the optimum times are for my station but they
don't always work out with my nap schedule.

Thanks to the folks who make the 3830 Reflector possible. I now have posted 12
years of my results and comments here and maybe someday I will organize them
and write a memoir.

KC1XX(DL8DYL)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,740,6812016-07-10 10:00:26
Thanks to Matt, KC1XX for let me use his fine station.

And again some lessons learned:
- was not always on the best available band
- did not enough phone QSOs as I should do
- spent to much time on multiplier

73 Irina, W1/DL8DYL
NE7D   SOABCW HP   36,1202016-07-10 10:05:38
Nothing more to add to comments on high band condx. Deliberately focused some
wee-hours time on 80M in hopes of a new DXCC, but none to be had. Wish I could
have worked all those I heard in the first couple of hours of the contest.

73, Rock NE7D
K5NA   SOAB(A)CW HP   600,0932016-07-10 10:05:47
I thought conditions wee pretty poor.

73, Richard - K5NA
N4KW   SOABCW HP   139,1522016-07-10 10:07:58
I had a total of 1338 points.

Part Time but had fun with all the available mults.
73, Pete, N4KW
N2IC   SOABCW HP   1,423,4992016-07-10 10:10:46
After missing WPX CW, ARRL VHF and Field Day due to fire communications work
commitments, it was great to be back in the seat. It was also the first time
doing IARU, single-op, since 2011, after WRTC, WRTC practice sessions, W1AW/5,
etc. Despite so-so conditions, now I remember why I enjoy this contest so

First time I have ever been completely shut-out on 10 meters. Nothing there.
Not a peep. 20 meters improved with time. Not much over-the-pole at the usual
03Z slot, but much better around 05Z-06Z, just before it shut down. For
summertime conditions, 80 was outstanding to JA. Even worked JA on 160. Too
bad the thunderstorm QRN is so horrific earlier in the evening - Maybe there
was EU on 80 underneath the din ? 40 was very good, but, like 80, QRN limited
during the EU opening. At least there were no local thunderstorms to worry
about this year.

Thanks for the QSO's ! Looking forward to next July !

Steve, N2IC
N5AW   SOABMixed LP   957,6172016-07-10 10:12:30
Score is 100K below last year. Had about 100 more Q's but less mults. Seeing
scores posted so far looks like I'm not the only one whose score is down.

Something about contests that seem to attract thunderstorms to our area. None
were forecast but static crashes kept getting louder and louder. About midnight
I heard thunder. Could see lightening to our west and north but fortunately it
did not get any closer so did not have to shut down.

Had RI1FJ from rare zone 17 answer my CQ on 20 meters - nice surprise!
KK4LGC   SOAB(A)SSB HP   40,7432016-07-10 10:13:05
IARU Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2016-07-09

CallSign Used : KK4LGC
Operator(s) : KK4LGC

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 8
Gridsquare : EL96SA

Name : Alain Arocha
Address :
City/State/Zip : PEMBROKE PINES FL 33029

ARRL Section : SFL
Club/Team : Florida Contest Group
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5566.0

Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ
7 65 145 11 18
14 108 282 12 20
21 23 75 10 9
28 1 1 0 1
Total 197 503 33 48

Score : 40,743
Rig : 706MK2G TL-922

Antennas : HB 2 EL YAGI, OCF

Soapbox :beam at 20' OCF at 30'

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 : 2016-07-10 Signature : Alain
AB3WS   SOABSSB QRP   9362016-07-10 10:20:42
Wasn't able to spend a lot of time on this one, but still had fun for a couple
of hours.

Inv-V Dipole 6-40m
N9NA   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   149,8752016-07-10 10:22:45
Ten Tec Omni 7, Alpha 87a, Steppir DB-18e, 80 meter inverted vee, 160 meter
inverted L
N6BM   SOABCW LP   20,3322016-07-10 10:23:35
I haven't had so much fun working a contest in a long time
WS7L   M/S HP   150,1002016-07-10 10:23:44
This was the inaugural contest for my new SteppIR DB-18 at 67 feet.

Band condx seemed very weak at first but became stronger later in the day. For
a while it seemed like we would never work EU at all, then about 0300Z there
was a glorious opening to Eastern Europe for several hours that extended down
to the middle east. Never did work much Western EU though.

The high point was RI1FJ calling in while I was running 20 meters.

It added up to a lot of fun and a good excuse for a potluck that included quite
a few non-contester ham friends.

73 and thanks for the Q's,
Carl WS7L
K-Line, DB-18, HF-2V for 80 m.
WO7V   SOABMixed HP   54,6212016-07-10 10:33:18
The band conditions were generally crap but you would expect that in this part
of the sun spot cycle. A few Qs were made on 15m but in general it was
unusable. I did manage to work a few in Asia just after the contest started in
the midst of the gray line. Otherwise in the afternoon when you would expect to
work a lot of Japanese stations they were conspicuous by their absence. 20m was
open late into the evening with a few openings to Europe. I rarely work this
contest for multiple reasons but this year I had some time. I love the easy
exchange exchange compared to the sweepstakes as most of the time N1MM already
had it filled in. Just the HQ stations you have to pay more attention to, or
cheat and look them up:-) The station worked well with no failures.
YP7P(YO7LFV)   SOAB(A)SSB HP   1,326,9602016-07-10 10:37:02
With propagation much weaker than last year
I got a much better score.
Is hard with my HM equipment , too many problems .
73 ! from yp7p team : yo7lfv operator and yo7bga coach-builder
KM4HI   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   234,3662016-07-10 10:38:30
Conditions really picked up after a slow start in the AM. Nice to see life on
15m and even a pulse on 10m. Had to shut down and disconnect twice due to
passing thunderstorms that produced no rain on my radial field. Happy to see
that the KT34 didn't mind the 6m yagi now perched over it. Nice to work some of
my NQ4I team members from the Caribbean and stateside. Thanks to all for the
Q's. CU AGN.

73 de Jim KM4HI

Ten-Tec Orion 1
Win-Test 4.21.0
10,15,20m: KT34M2 @ 43'
40m: 2L Phased vertical array
80m: Shunt fed tower mono-pole
XE2B   SOABMixed HP   152,1602016-07-10 10:38:47
My Station details on

Late start, missed the first hour and -due to a job emergency, 4 hours prime
time of the 20M EU opening.

10M never heard a blip
15M opened weaker and much later than last year
20M was the money band.
40M allowed to work some interesting EU mults
80M worked some few stations above the high noise level.

Thanks for the Q's and 73

NR3X(N4YDU)   SOABMixed HP   1,485,7282016-07-10 10:40:14
I was pretty excited heading into this one - first time operating in it from
home in a few years. In fact, I was a bit too excited and got off to a
frustrating first 20 minutes after trying to do too much.

After settling down it turned out to be a great deal of fun. It was nice to get
treated with a few EU HQ stations on 10 meters. However, I struggled to find
mults throughout the contest.

QRN levels were high throughout the night but the real heavy stuff was to the
west of here.

Perhaps the biggest challenge was tending to the dogs while I operated.

Thanks for the great weekend of fun.


K3WJV   SOAB(A)CW HP   220,0912016-07-10 10:43:47
This is a fun contest and glad condx improved to be able to work the Europeans
that could be heard on 20 mtrs. Never tuned 160 or 10 and really don't know
why, hi. Had some good runs with several 4 Q's and a bunch of 3 Q's per
minute, definitely enjoyable.

K3/P3 & Alpha 89
FT1000MP for 2nd radio when so2r is all together
(On the workbench > Collins S-line SB221 DTR2000L)
2 el Hexbeam @ 24ft, 6 thru 20 mtrs (K4KIO)
3 band Fan Inv Vee broadside N/S @ 55ft - 40m/short 160m, 80m (Hy Power)
40 mtr sloper @ 55ft sloping north
200ft kd9sv RBOG rx ant - NE/SW
N1MM+ contest logger & DxLab as my master logger
N4DU   SOABCW HP   231,5552016-07-10 10:45:22
K3S at 500w into Inverted L for the low bands and an A3S for 20M-10M.
Thanks for the QSO's.
N6HI   SOABCW QRP   1,7552016-07-10 10:45:39
Ran 5 Watts to a 20 foot end-fed wire thrown into a tree out the window.
Being able to work everyone for points kept this from getting too boring!
Conditions were not very good, especially above 20m. To make matters worse, my
station PC is down - but I couldn't let THAT keep me off the air - so I logged
this contest using my cellphone!
Thanks to all for the QSOs. GO ARIZONA OUTLAWS!
73, John N6HI
KJ5T   SOABSSB QRP   952016-07-10 10:49:53
Was playing with the new KX2 with a wire strung up on the balcony, had to work
all day so by the time I got on the air 20 was starting to go. 40 from the
apartment is extremely noisy, most of the stations I heard couldn't hear me.
QRP with Compromise antennas doesn't do to well on sideband, maybe one of these
days I will get my code to contest comfortable. It was fun though, the KX2 is a
great little radio and I look forward to taking it out and about.
EF3A(EA3KU)   SOAB(A)CW HP   978,6042016-07-10 10:52:22
rig : IC756proIII + PA 400w + HF6V&160kit
K2LE(@K2LE/1)   M/S HP   883,2822016-07-10 10:52:50
We are getting better in the remote multi/single operation
but much more work remains to be done
It was despite of rotten condx
Tnx for all
Andy, Gerry, Lars
VA7ST   SOABCW LP   48,0692016-07-10 10:54:25
Operating from a temporary installation while rebuilding the shack. Should have
been hammering 2x4s but couldn't resist the urge to set up at least one radio
and see what I could do from a different setup. Last voyage with the old office
desk I've been using since 2002, before retiring it.

A new el cheapo RTL-SDR USB panadaptor for the FT-2000 was wonderful -- it
arrived Friday afternoon, and after a 15-minute install to tap the 1st IF I had
point-and-click search and pounce and a whole new sense of the bands. It
provides a swath of up to 3.2Mhz wide at a glance and was terrific to check 15M
and 10M with a quick bounce up to see if anyone was anywhere on those bands. The
SDR filtering is like having a second razor-sharp receiver and helped a lot when
big guns slid in closer than the FT-2000's mechanical and DSP filters liked.

Will take some time to explore new strategies to use the better info and
sharper tools. Have a similar SDR unit on the way for the venerable FT-920 and
I already know it will make that great older radio better than new. For about
$14 including shipping, you just can't get more for your ham radio buck.

Conditions were bleak, and very few EU mults or Qs worked with 100W. Did far
better in my last low-power outing 10 years ago with 2-el inverted-V beams on
40M and 80M (vs today's rotary dipole on 40M and an east-firing 80M vertical
array -- the array controller is in storage until the shack is ready to set up
again later this week).

Back to hammering. If there's any time left in my week of vacation, I'll fix
the 160M inverted-L, and hang a pair of OCF multi-band dipoles fabricated
during the winter to provide instant-switchable coverage of the horizon for the
second radio on 40M through 10M. Contest season will be here again soon.

Thanks for the Qs.

Year Qs Pts. Mult Score (claimed) Hrs
2016 329 981 49 48,069 15 HQ 10.0 (LP)
2015 397 66 82,962 29 HQ 8.0 (HP)
2014 1246 4476 122 546,072 -- 48 HQ SOCW (HP)
2013 664 2016 115 231,840 -- 53 HQ SOCW (HP)
2012 836 2644 140 370,160 -- 62 HQ SOCW (HP)
2011 932 2936 121 355,014 -- 46 HQ SOCW (HP)
2010 842 3062 126 385,812 -- 51 HQ SOCW (HP)
2009 847 2641 114 301,074 -- 56 HQ SOCW (HP)
2008 717 2239 80 179,120 -- 21 HQ SOmixed (HP)
2007 703 2091 114 238,374 -- 40 HQ SOCW (HP)
2006 630 2012 96 193,152 -- 44 HQ SOCW (LP)
2005 267 843 42 35,406 -- 10 HQ SOCW (LP)
2004 462 1446 88 127,248 SOCW (LP)
2003 181 31 17,019 SOCW (LP)
2002 235 799 77 61,523 -- 27 HQ SOCW (LP)
AD1C   SOAB(A)CW LP   25,3462016-07-10 10:57:12
Radio: Yaesu FTDX-5000, 100 watts
Antennas: Hy-Gain AV-640 vertical
1/2 size G5RV dipole in attic
Software: WriteLog for Windows

I did not operate post-sunset on 20m when all the good stuff was probably on.
My only Europe was EA/CT/I on 20m, and only African was CN8KD.
NU1AW/6(@N6RO)   Headquarters HP   3,613,0502016-07-10 11:00:23
Our team is honored to have hosted the IARU HQ station in this contest.
When I was asked to organize the thing, the original plan was to
have the two M/M capable stations in NorCal, N6RO and W6YX, cover the
12 band-modes, as did W1AW/9 at K9CT and WB9Z.
Not enough operators were available at YX, so I recruited
three other top stations/operators in NCCC to fill the slots.
W6YND2T), K9YC, W1SRD, WC6H each had a single band-mode, N6RO did the other
eight band-modes with four operators, K3EST, NA6O, WA6O, WX5S.

I think the team extracted every possible QSO from the miserable bands.
Signals were generally weak on all bands, barely getting through a host
of noise sources: atmospheric, power line, E-devices, OTH radar......
160 40 80 suffered from the T-storm static; 40 and 20 were productive,
but not prime. 15 very disappointing, and 10m non-existent.

Continental QSO breakdown:
NA 80%
JA 12% mostly 40m
EU 3% mostly 20m
Other 5%

Matt WX5S relates his single 10m QSO at RO, line-of-sight to W6NV:
Oliver sent 599 CRAP. That about sums up prop. conditions!

NCCC hosted W1AW/6 in 2001 with six stations. Conditions were much
better that year (9700 Qs vs 5300).
Only one band-mode this year exceeded that of 2001:
WA6O on 40CW at RO had 934 Qs vs. 862 in 2001. Even 20m suffered from
unreliable prop. and noise; Bob K3EST had 1554 Qs vs. his great 2001
total of 2037 Qs on 20 SSB.

Despite the condx., the team had a good time. N6RO himself was busy
most of the weekend performing at and managing a dixieland jazz festival.

Thanks for the Qs,and thanks to NA6O and WX5S for assistance in the log merge.
Special thanks to NA6O who spent many hours in his shop and at N6RO,
fixing station equipment, designing and building station improvements.

N3BB   SOABCW HP   273,5642016-07-10 11:02:44
Got on for fun, since I have only three bands: 20-40-80. Conditions on 20 were
tough, mainly US stations. And 80 is not a money band in this summer contest.
Noise on 80 was terrible. 40 seemed good to both EU and Asia.

It was good to spend some serious time, even if not "in it to win
it." I am very rusty on SO2R but tried to call CQ on one band and look for
Qs on another. Really out of practice! Lots of problems to fix this summer, but
hope to get the station all back together with a tri-band based antenna system
by then.

73, Jim
NJ8M   SOAB(A)CW HP   117,1182016-07-10 11:14:38
It was a great contest. Being on call for hospital cut into my operating time. I
have to stay rested in case i get called in to do anesthesia. Any operating is
better than no operating. All my operating is done from a city lot in the
middle of the city. WiFi dog fence, wife on TV, Washer, really tears into my RX

Station:K3S, amp at 500 watts. Vertical 33ft tall 1.8-28MHZ resonant No-tune.
W9ILY   SOABCW LP   48,6382016-07-10 11:17:29
Optibeam OB-9/5 at 18m and phased verticals.
K5ME   SOABCW LP   64,1692016-07-10 11:20:52
Come back, sunspots!
KØMD   SOAB(A)CW HP   5,8082016-07-10 11:22:27
This was a limited time (1.5 hours) sosbhp(a) effort to simply evaluate 20 meter

I started operating late Saturday afternoon for an hour, before going to work
at the hospital.
I had a small break during the evening and got an additional 1/2 hour in.

I had heard that band conditions were poor - when I was on, they were very
good. I worked as many EU stations as time allowed.'

Rig: Icom 7800
Antenna: C49 Stack (4/4)
Amp: Acom 2000a
NSØR   SOAB(A)CW HP   295,4642016-07-10 11:23:12
I'm fairly happy with my score. I failed to put in the full 24 hour effort, but
I still had fun. By 2:00 AM I was shot, and I just couldn't stay awake long
enough to work the JA's on 40 that we hear around 4 AM here. I did happen to
catch several ZL's and VK's. I sighed off at around 3:45 AM after falling
asleep at the key.

I had no gain antennas this year. I used a homebrew 80/40/20/15 meter
vertical. I also experimented with a 33.5 foot wire attached to a 40 foot
fiberglass pole and fed with a parallel LC network at the base. This worked
pretty well for a half wave vertical on 20 meters with a total (4) 6 foot
radials. Initially I had to adjust the wire bit when testing as it was arcing
through it's insulation to the steel post holding up the fiberglass mast.
After that it handled 500 watts without a problem and could probably take close
to a KW if I had an amp that big.

I would have really liked to have a 20 meter moxon or beam this year but I
couldn't afford it. Maybe next year. Overall I'm happy with the results
considering my antenna situation and my city lot.

Thanks for the Q's.

73, Morgan, NS0R
VA7AAA(KL7SB)   SOABMixed HP   529,5502016-07-10 11:27:30
Thanks as always to VE7SZ for hosting me at his fantastic station. Propagation
from the Pac NW was not ..great. Very little EU.
W6NS   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,4142016-07-10 11:33:10
Rig: Elecraft K3; ACOM1000 Antennas: C3E-20m; DP-40m.

Just played a couple of times for a few minutes.
K7JR(KL9A)   SOABMixed HP   1,286,1152016-07-10 11:45:37
As everyone has mentioned, conditions were pretty tough!

EU was painfully tough except for 20m at their sunrise for a little while.
20m never opened to Asia like I was hoping either, but luckily lots of W's to
fill the log. Tons and tons of easy mults never made it into the log. I think
the only Africa worked was EA8!

The noise on 40m and 80m was really awful. I can't remember a contest where it
was this bad. Using the RX antenna helped a little, but not enough. The noise
kicked up again the last hour to where I had lots of callers on both bands but
I couldn't pull anyone out. I decided to throw in the towel at 1100z because
it just wasn't worth the headache. Sorry to everyone that got the ol' "CQ
in face" this weekend!

The station worked well, and I'm getting used to the nuances and limitations of
operating SO2R as currently configured.
I estimate a few hundred Q's were left on the table, not including the last

Great fun as always! No WRTC sites worked.

Don't forget NAQP CW on August 6th!

-Chris KL9A

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
1200 2 35 117 0 0 0 154 154 6.7
1300 0 6 73 25 0 0 104 258 11.2
1400 0 0 15 112 0 0 127 385 16.7
1500 0 0 1 86 10 0 97 482 20.9
1600 0 0 0 43 47 0 90 572 24.8
1700 0 0 0 44 73 0 117 689 29.9
1800 0 0 0 34 64 1 99 788 34.2
1900 0 0 0 47 23 5 75 863 37.4
2000 0 0 0 76 27 0 103 966 41.9
2100 0 0 0 105 7 0 112 1078 46.7
2200 0 0 0 58 13 0 71 1149 49.8
2300 0 0 0 127 5 0 132 1281 55.5
0000 0 0 2 113 0 0 115 1396 60.5
0100 0 0 13 97 0 0 110 1506 65.3
0200 0 0 51 66 0 0 117 1623 70.4
0300 0 0 45 77 0 0 122 1745 75.6
0400 0 0 31 85 0 0 116 1861 80.7
0500 0 42 14 36 0 0 92 1953 84.7
0600 2 18 45 2 0 0 67 2020 87.6
0700 8 28 41 1 0 0 78 2098 90.9
0800 1 14 54 1 0 0 70 2168 94.0
0900 0 9 55 1 0 0 65 2233 96.8
1000 0 23 49 2 0 0 74 2307 100.0
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2307 100.0
Total 13 175 606 1238 269 6 2307

Gross QSOs=2330 Dupes=23 Net QSOs=2307

Unique callsigns worked = 1702

The best 60 minute rate was 154/hour from 1200 to 1259
The best 30 minute rate was 188/hour from 1201 to 1230
The best 10 minute rate was 228/hour from 1208 to 1217

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 2 times.
5 QSOs/minute 12 times.
4 QSOs/minute 86 times.
3 QSOs/minute 222 times.
2 QSOs/minute 413 times.
1 QSOs/minute 399 times.

There were 727 bandchanges and 400 (17.3%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
3 4
4 910
5 808
6 555
7 16
8 12
9 2

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
08 1 44 146 391 125 2 709 30.7
07 3 29 69 302 67 2 472 20.5
06 6 46 82 197 8 0 339 14.7
45 0 25 196 8 17 0 246 10.7
29 0 0 1 88 1 0 90 3.9
04 0 5 14 33 11 1 64 2.8
28 0 0 3 41 7 0 51 2.2
02 1 4 10 16 1 0 32 1.4
11 0 3 2 18 4 0 27 1.2
59 0 2 13 5 0 0 20 0.9
61 0 3 8 7 2 0 20 0.9
30 0 0 0 16 0 0 16 0.7
18 0 0 0 13 0 0 13 0.6
09 0 1 4 5 1 0 11 0.5
15 0 0 1 7 3 0 11 0.5
60 0 1 4 5 0 0 10 0.4
10 0 1 3 5 1 0 10 0.4
34 0 1 5 2 0 0 8 0.3
13 0 0 0 6 2 0 8 0.3
12 0 1 3 3 1 0 8 0.3
R2 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 0.3
IARU 1 1 2 2 1 0 7 0.3
01 0 1 2 4 0 0 7 0.3
37 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 0.3
ARRL 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.3
14 0 1 1 3 1 0 6 0.3
55 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 0.2
LABRE 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
39 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0.2
R3 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 0.2
RCA 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.2
DARCI 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.2
03 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.2
URE 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
44 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.1
JARL 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
62 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
27 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
HRS 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
CRC 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
REF 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
54 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
DARC 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
CARS 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
36 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
BFRA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
UARL 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
FRC 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
LRAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
PARA 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
58 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
64 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SRAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CRAC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
PZK 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ZRS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VRONA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FRR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SRS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ARABH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
AC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
17 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
23 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
19 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SRR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
32 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
20 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
75 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
LRMD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
NRRL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SSA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OVSV 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RSM 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RCV 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
65 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FMRE 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
GRC 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
Total 13 175 606 1238 269 6 2307

Multi-band QSOs
1 bands 1342
2 bands 225
3 bands 92
4 bands 37
5 bands 6
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
QSOs 0 39 313 899 91 0
DL9JON   SOABMixed HP   133,5252016-07-10 11:46:05
RIG: FT-920 with amp. running about 700 watts output, antenna: OptiBeam OB16-5
@10m up (20-10m), quad-loop on 80/40m @8m.

Thanks to all for the QSOs. Special greetings to the German-HQ-TEAM DA0HQ,
KC1XX(Irina,[W1/DL8DYL]) and XW1IC (fantastic signal on 10m!) and to all my
friends in Israel.
cu on the bands.
73 and good luck
Heiko, DL9JON
WN6K   SOABCW LP   28,0542016-07-10 11:48:45
Two days before the IARU we had a local power outage in our neighborhood. 411 of
us were dropped out of power for about only 10 minutes but between when it quit
& restart, some kind of surge did something. The controller box on my
SteppIR DB18 showed a message - "Driver Chip Error" This meant that
the antenna fequency control to retract or adjust was not possible so I was
stuck at the length at the time of the power outage - 7.030Mhz.

Since this was my situation, I was relegated to a single band/single mode
situation. Still had fun remaining foccused trying to make the best of my
little disaster. Band was very noisy and with semi high A index, I had to have
a number of call corrections.

Now to make a phone call to Tech Dept. on Monday to SteppIR & see where to
go from here. Fingers crossed that it is not too long out of commission.

SP5XOV   SOABMixed LP   13,8512016-07-10 11:52:16
TS-590, 100 Watt, Ant. - LW ab 20m
K2SX   SOAB(A)CW HP   117,4682016-07-10 11:53:05
Things looked good until one set of kids and grand-kids descended upon us for
the weekend. I still managed to sneak away for a few hours. Then, the
thunderstorms descended upon us and that took care of the afternoon. Then,
condx here were really poor on the upper bands and noisy on the lower bands.
Never heard much of anything on 15M but some SA on 10M along with a late
afternoon EU opening which I did not hear too much of. Other than that,
everything went well...C'est la vie.
N2RJ   SOABSSB HP   252,0002016-07-10 11:54:14
Lousy condx. Europe appeared in spurts on Saturday on 20 but I had to work
mostly stateside. 40 was pretty nice in the evening and I simply ran until I
got tired.

Thanks for all the Qs
88, Ria
IV3KKW   SOAB(A)SSB LP   123,5852016-07-10 12:14:45
Just few hours mainly on sunday morning.
73's Alex IV3KKW
HP3/VY2SS   SOABCW HP   261,1842016-07-10 12:19:29
Rig failed at about 2330 and was intermittent for 20 minutes before I threw in
the towel.
I apologize for any messed up QSOs around that time.
9A5Y(9A7DX)   SOABMixed LP   2,252,3132016-07-10 12:19:56

# this year

r1/r2: 1387/742
cq/s&p: ~ 1387/742
UA+UR: 678q
USA: 264
JA: 17

#'s 2015, same category

Radio1/Radio2: 1371/655
CQ/S&P: 1260/750
UA+UR: 590Q
USA: 390
JA: 110
Total Score: 2,270,100

I'm pretty happy with score.

Things ware moving fast whole 24 hours.
Same tactic, and almost same score as last year. Mission was to avoid

Condix was definitelly porer to DX, but there was lots of ES cloud's over the
EU this weekend. So upper band's was crowded with loud EU sig's which was fun
and easy to work ;)
Low band's ware pretty quiet and good. Almost didn't use bvg at all.

...It was one more fun weekend on the air ...

Tnx & cu

Vedran, 9a7dx
N7RCS   SOABCW QRP   1,4402016-07-10 12:21:43
Very weak propagation over North Idaho during the competition. Really only saw
activity on 40m and 20m. Strong QRN and QSB on both. Nevertheless, bested my
2013 effort by about 500 points despite only making 48 Qs. Always a challenge,
but always enjoyable! See you next year.
W1GD   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   594,7502016-07-10 12:23:11
Cool, rainy weather meant that I got to spend more time operating instead of
doing yard work. So, despite the poor conditions Saturday, my score is a bit
better than last year. The 160M antenna came down in high winds earlier, but I
figured I wouldn't miss much there. I did find out the 80M antenna SWR goes
to 3:1 in rain! (It was normal Friday when I checked and it was back to normal
Sunday morning.) T-storms forced a couple hours off Saturday evening, but it was
a nice surprise to find European HQ station on 10M around 2000-2100Z! Some of
those night-time ops seemed really surprised to hear a US station and I bet I
woke up at least one op on SSB!
KH6LC   M/S HP   1,760,6382016-07-10 12:28:06
Considering recent conditions, this turned out much better than we expected.
It was great having Bill K4XS (KH7XS) join us. Despite being QRT while
building their new Big Island QTH, once in the chair Bill wasted no time
getting back into the groove, promptly getting a "Speeding Ticket" on
15 SSB! Our Saturday night European opening was a great surprise and really
boosted our score. Another nice surprise was being called right at the end by
RI1FJ for Zone 75!!!
As the most interesting contester in the world would say..."We don't
always like operating MS, but when we do, we like CQ MS rules."

See you in CQWW CW.
73 & Aloha,
Lloyd KH6LC, Rob NH6V, Curt AH6RE, Bill K4XS.
N1LN   M/S HP   1,084,8092016-07-10 12:34:41
VO1MP   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,047,9582016-07-10 12:35:27
Conditions a bit better than I had expected, took a few hours off to climb a
bit and work on Rotor and Tower during prime time Saturday afternoon, other
wise did a lot of CQ'ing . Was surprized by a minor 10 meter opening and the
activity on 15 ..... lots of fun.... CW still alive and still rocks ... back
to antenna work ... the never ending home project....
73 es tks for Qs
K5GN(@W5KU)   SOABCW HP   1,620,8722016-07-10 12:36:33
First time to compete since CQ WW CW last year and first time to do this contest
since 2012 - a lot to remember. Summertime QRN makes so many QSOs impossible
here near the Gulf Coast, but this year we had a break from locally stormy
weather, which was a treat. The sun gained a few spots just in time to make
things more interesting than they looked just a few days ago. On the other
hand, the 15m openings were spotty, and 10m was almost a zero.

Learned a lot this year. What a fascinating hobby!

Congrats to all who got on - there seemed to be great W/VE participation!


Dave K5GN
NA8V   SOABMixed LP   545,4962016-07-10 12:38:43
3247 qso points.

Went into this one knowing that condx wouldn't be great and to try and take
what the airwaves gave and have some fun. They weren't, I tried to and I
certainly did. Managed to beat last year's qso total by a handful thanks to
250 more W's but the mults just weren't there, especially on 15. Only worked
10 EU on 15 and 4 of those were Sun am. Looked back thru the log and I was on
the band, don't think anything is broke, so oh well. There were a couple times
i thought i was in the wrong place at the wrong time but the tradeoffs are one
of the fun things.

Highligts included TM0HQ on 160 and almost working (he got a partial) W1AW/9 on
10 - some sort of strange, short, brief Es? Best hour was on 40, a nice 50/50
mix of NA and EU but broke the run off to chase mults on 80 and 160. Not sure
if i gained or lost in that move.

Lowlights are easy: poor propagation and high noise which stayed up all night.
Pretty much zip over the pole, Asia can be really fun this time of year but it
wasn't the right day for that.

Thanks for all the contacts!

Continent List

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 17 67 297 270 66 4 721
Canada calls = 4 11 20 20 0 0 55
NA calls = 0 3 12 17 9 1 42
SA calls = 0 2 9 19 16 12 58
Euro calls = 1 18 85 190 10 0 304
African calls = 0 1 1 1 2 0 5
Asian calls = 0 0 3 5 0 0 8
Japan calls = 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Ocean calls = 0 2 10 8 2 0 22

Total calls = 22 104 437 531 105 17 0 0 0 1216
K7BTW   M/S HP   436,4062016-07-10 12:38:57
New Extra class op Anna joined us for the contest. Except for a little field
day experience, It was her first contest. She just jumped right in and picked
things up so fast it was amazing. She was like a seasoned veteran in no time.
Great to have her with us.

Conditions were not very good. Nothing above 20 was open. Since the 80 meter
antenna wasn't working, and with no 160 meter antenna, we were left with only
40 and 20. Both bands were summer time noisy with weak signals most of the
time. The exception was 40 meters to JA which produced runs with strong
signals. Some short, weak openings to EU on both bands.

The weather co-operated. We were not missing a beautiful, warm, sunny, summer
day outside. Great wx for a contest.
WB6OTS   SOABCW LP   4,8842016-07-10 12:45:01
Lots of fun, just not enough time to operate!
KIØI   SOAB(A)CW LP   74,2562016-07-10 12:46:19
Only a part time effort, had a busy weekend but wanted to see how the bands were
behaving. I was pleased that 15 and even 10m gave up some q's.
40 , 80 and 160m were very noisy here but 40m propagation gave some great EU
Too tired from a trip on Saturday to stay up all night, lights went out about
the time VK and ZL were building.
Hope everyone had fun too !
73 Mark KI0I
KEØTT   SOABCW QRP   6,4092016-07-10 12:47:03
K3/10 at 5 watts to a 56' (17M) center-fed vertical, good for 20M and 40M. Sigs
were generally weak, thanks for your great copy of my QRP on your end. If
someone was S9 or more, it was unusual. C U next time, Dan ke0tt 73
KZ5D   SOABCW HP   762,4112016-07-10 12:47:31
After watching the propagatin reports earlier in the week when ZERO sunspots
were shown for several days, I didn't hold out much hope for this weekend. And
as expected, the first 8 or 9 hours were a domestic only event. Felt like a
NAQP. Only heard and worked the strongest EU HQ stations. Then by late
afternoon Saturday, the magic occurred and viola, EU appeared. With my modest
antenna farm (single tower, tribander at 65 feet, 2 el 40 at 70, half slopers
for 80/160) many signals heard were weak but could be copied with gain wide

What happened to the JA opening? Not the big rush as in previous years. After
20 closed, and had a nice run on 80, things really slowed down with only S
& P on 40/80/160. Too bad I live on a small city lot and have no decent RX
antenna available. Just like N5AW and K5WA, I heard lightning not too far away,
but didn't have to QRT.

Somehow, N1MM+ froze on me around 0830z. Could have been a weird set of
keystrokes by the sleep deprived operator. Had to force quit and re-start
everything. Thankfully, the log was fine thanks to MM's developers having a
save routine after every QSO.

After 20 seemed to close, I did end up with a huge surprise calling CQ and
being answered by RI1FJ who was a real S8 here. A short while later I found
V73NS at the low end of the band calling CQ. Nice mults.

Overall, I accomplished by QSO goal of increasing last year's numbers by 10%.
But the mults (or lack thereof) were another story. Try as I might, propagation
took its toll on these numbers. A 24 hour contest is my max at this point in my
career. Lots of fun. Thanks to all for the Qs. And thanks to ZF2ET for the 2
moves to 10 and much later to 160. He and WA1FCN were the only 6 banders logged
here. 73 de Art
ES5E(@ES5EC)   M/S LP   267,2792016-07-10 12:49:32
We had very nice contest here, despite the moderate propagation and local
thunderstorm in Sunday. After some brainstorming we concluded that IARU HF
Championship is a very good contest to demonstrate radio contesting to
enthusiastic young people - simple rules and exchange, and not too long
definitely help to concentrate on making QSOs. Our small club station,
plain Kenwood TS-2000 rig and tribander + 40m dipole antenna, did fine job
the propagation we experienced and pulled out contacts not too easily, neither
was it not too tough to get through pile-ups. So our novice YL operator made
about 15% of total QSOs and was in the end quite excited about her personal
result :-)
Hear you again in the air!
N8II   SOABMixed HP   782,0462016-07-10 12:49:48
Good news, I hopefully will be uploading this log and all other test logs from
the past 3 years within 10 days to LOTW. Going into this test, I had no
expectations of a serious effort or good score. I took a lot of time off until
19Z to save energy for the good hours to come; some were quite good. DX
propagation overall was poor. I did a pretty good job of being on the hot band
at the right time except searching around on 15 too long when 20 was very
active late morning and afternoon. 20 was not very active at 12Z as usual. I
should have changed bands more often to catch those harder to find zones.
It still takes me a while to wrap my head around what you need to do to succeed
in IARU. The mults are NOT DXCC entities, so you need to focus on catching
openings to different areas on all bands for the zones and working the
multitude of HQ mults the great majority of which are in the Americas and
Europe. When I worked CN8 and 4K9, neither one were mults! It is almost always
fairly slow until EU starts strengthening in our mid afternoon. This year, 15
never really got going well into EU, best conditions to EU were around
1915-2000Z, but activity was very sparse and my CQ's went largely unanswered.

All of my 10M F2 Q's were to the south (some Es to Cuba) and I did not catch
much of any Es. Last year when I really wanted to work the WRTC stations in
Eastern New England, there was almost no Es in that direction which meant
almost no 15 or 20 meter Q's with them. This year, ironically on 15 there was
Es into New England in the 19Z hour and from then until around 23-24Z on 20!
The number of extra Q's that resulted was pretty small without the WRTC
activity, but they would only have been worth one point. Running or chasing
mostly one pointers should of course be a choice of last resort and zone 8 is
huge! By the time 20 really opens well to EU, they are mostly on 40 and lower
already and it was really noticeable by 2230Z along with some limited EU
propagation. I had pretty good EU runs with many NA mixed in on 20 CW in the
20Z hour and SSB in the 21Z hour. Trying to run EU on 20 CW at 2330Z was nearly

The low band prop was not great, but 40 CW was a dream come true for me. The
static noise level was extremely low before and up to about 90 minutes past
sunset. After failing to run well high in the band, I S&P'ed my way down
and found 7022.4 to be very CLEAR! I was able to run quite a few EU mixed with
many of the less desirable zone 8's for quite a while. Some EU moved in a bit,
but I still was running at a decent rate and finally ran out of callers on a
perfectly clear frequency after 200 Q's! I was called by quite a few mults to
the south including deep south SA as well. 80M EU signals were weak, but I was
able to copy quite a few through the relatively low QRN. Other big guns in the
USA were hearing EU I could not copy however. On, 160 I was very lucky, after
tuning the band I was about to QSY, but one more sweep yielded 3 EU HQ stations
that were not readable minutes before.
By 0314Z, I was too tired to S&P a lot and 20 was not in well at all to
AS/EU with only a few SE EU's on CW. So, I tried for the first time to run NA
to the west on SSB and the rate was amazing! My 3rd and 4th callers were easy
copy eastern VK's and many ZL's called in as well with some louder than the
average USA signal. There was Es to 4's in GA and FL, 5's, 9's, and 0's and
many 6's and 7's on F2. At 0337Z, the callers finally stopped (seemed like it
lasted longer than 23 minutes, so I tried 40 SSB for the first time and had an
amazing run there of maybe 20% EU and many west coast stations among loud
signals from call areas 1-4 which lasted until 0438Z which put around 150 Q's
in the log! Many new HQ mults called.
I woke up around 10Z and was back on the air at 1037Z. 40 was in great shape to
the Pacific working one loud ZL and two loud VK's along with KH6's. 20 was
pretty miserable with weak signals from the whole north hemisphere. I did get
called by RI1FJ in zone 75 (bet not too many NA snagged him) and found YB8,
B4HQ, zone 32 and 33, and only one JA = big gun JM7OLW. JA's calling 6Y were
pretty weak. DX0HQ was about S5, but could not hear me. The rate was slooow and
I could not run EU well enough to keep trying on CW.

Many thanks for all of the Q's and your partial reward will be LOTW
confirmations. Everyone in my pile ups seemed to be pretty patient and not
cause QRM for the most part. The causal ops late in the evening/early morning
were a wonderful surprise! Activity from EU compared to a major contest seemed
low and many seemed to neglect 15 and give up too early on 20. 10 has been a
very neglected band all summer and a very poor Es season has not helped. USA
activity seemed good except for the start.

CU down the contest log.
73, Jeff
ZF2ET(K5GO)   SOABCW HP   1,707,6402016-07-10 13:02:57
First contest from the new QTH on Cayman Brac. 14AVQ for 40-10 and inverted L
for 80 with two radials. Will improve the antenna situation in future.
Conditions were as expected. Some very strong signals on 40m. Thunderstorms
in area and along with the normal summer time QRN, the noise was pretty bad on
the low bands. Thanks to everyone for the contacts. CBS data below.

73...Stan, ZF2ET/K5GO

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
1200 0 0 0 169 0 0 169 169 7.5
1300 0 0 0 147 0 0 147 316 13.9
1400 0 0 0 0 116 0 116 432 19.0
1500 0 0 0 104 5 0 109 541 23.9
1600 0 0 0 2 10 35 47 588 25.9
1700 0 0 0 0 113 0 113 701 30.9
1800 0 0 0 0 38 16 54 755 33.3
1900 0 0 0 41 13 5 59 814 35.9
2000 0 0 0 0 55 11 66 880 38.8
2100 0 0 0 10 95 3 108 988 43.6
2200 0 0 15 77 1 1 94 1082 47.7
2300 0 0 12 101 0 0 113 1195 52.7
0000 0 0 140 0 0 0 140 1335 58.9
0100 0 56 45 0 0 0 101 1436 63.3
0200 0 16 0 80 0 0 96 1532 67.5
0300 0 2 15 68 0 0 85 1617 71.3
0400 0 0 133 0 0 0 133 1750 77.2
0500 0 0 80 7 0 0 87 1837 81.0
0600 0 16 28 4 0 0 48 1885 83.1
0700 1 29 26 0 0 0 56 1941 85.6
0800 1 0 51 0 0 0 52 1993 87.9
0900 0 0 78 0 0 0 78 2071 91.3
1000 0 4 99 0 0 0 103 2174 95.9
1100 0 2 0 92 0 0 94 2268 100.0
Total 2 125 722 902 446 71 2268

Gross QSOs=2301 Dupes=33 Net QSOs=2268

Unique callsigns worked = 1484

The best 60 minute rate was 189/hour from 1225 to 1324
The best 30 minute rate was 194/hour from 1255 to 1324
The best 10 minute rate was 210/hour from 1314 to 1323

The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 7 times.
4 QSOs/minute 83 times.
3 QSOs/minute 233 times.
2 QSOs/minute 389 times.
1 QSOs/minute 424 times.

There were 40 bandchanges and 4 (0.2%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
3 8
4 1058
5 786
6 394
7 10
8 8
9 2
10 2

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
08 1 55 230 344 184 47 861 38.0
06 0 16 85 131 45 0 277 12.2
07 1 19 68 119 58 5 270 11.9
28 0 8 70 47 61 1 187 8.2
45 0 0 97 60 5 0 162 7.1
04 0 6 22 33 12 5 78 3.4
29 0 0 40 31 1 0 72 3.2
27 0 0 19 14 15 0 48 2.1
11 0 1 9 6 5 1 22 1.0
09 0 1 8 6 4 1 20 0.9
02 0 0 6 13 1 0 20 0.9
37 0 0 5 7 7 0 19 0.8
61 0 2 3 5 4 0 14 0.6
18 0 0 8 5 0 0 13 0.6
12 0 1 5 4 1 1 12 0.5
14 0 2 0 5 2 1 10 0.4
59 0 1 5 4 0 0 10 0.4
15 0 0 1 2 4 0 7 0.3
39 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0.3
60 0 1 2 4 0 0 7 0.3
10 0 0 2 3 1 0 6 0.3
REF 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
VRONA 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
ZRS 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
R2 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
LABRE 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
IARU 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
DARC 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
HRS 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
URE 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
EDR 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
ARRL 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
PZK 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
RSGB 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
CRC 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
MRASZ 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
55 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
AC 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
DARCI 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
UARL 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
BFRA 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
SRS 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
OVSV 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.1
FRR 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
ARABH 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
RCA 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0.1
30 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
13 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
RL 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
USKA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
UBA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
LRMD 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
62 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
VERON 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
56 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
RCV 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
64 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
FRC 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.1
SRAL 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
JARL 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
01 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.1
54 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
03 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
57 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
AFVL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
IRTS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
NRRL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SHRAK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
36 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
17 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SRR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
N3G 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
35 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
32 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KU7T 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
31 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
75 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SSA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RCP 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
58 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
R3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
K5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
Total 2 125 722 902 446 71 2268

Multi-band QSOs
1 bands 1003
2 bands 268
3 bands 137
4 bands 63
5 bands 12
6 bands 1

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:


------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
QSOs 0 18 330 476 168 11
AI6O   M/S HP   35,8282016-07-10 13:08:10
I really enjoy this contest! No luck on bands higher than 14 mhz. Still no
good antenna on 160/80. Changed software to N3FJP, its very good. Missed
quite a few due to band condx. Thanks to all for the QSOs.


Ed, AI6O

TS590SG, ALS-600, R-7 Vertical, Navigator tnc, N3FJP software
EI1A(ON4EI)   SOABSSB LP   776,9882016-07-10 13:13:33
Waouw !! Another nice IARU HF Worldchampionship experience, with less and less
solar activity at F level, but thanks to a very long Sporadic E opening until
the evening, this year was very interesting and challenging again! Regarding
Green Energy experience, I have been able to work the full contest without
using the power generator as the high constant strong wind (45 Km/h with
sometimes up to 16Ah in the peak generated by the wind generator) produced
enough energy, this was rarely experienced for a 24 hours’ contest. The
caravan was moving like a boat on the sea and the 60 Km/h gusts were not strong
enough to destruct the Spiderbeam antenna.

I started with a strange problem on the RUN K3 station COM port. I never
succeeded to connect it to the PC and I had each time to manually enter the RUN
frequency in the N1MM software. The antennas were closer than usual as the
farmer installed me in a smaller field, I suffered more interferences this year
but the OM6BPF pass band made its job.
J77HQ   Headquarters HP   2,996,8512016-07-10 13:20:31
We are chalking this up as another successful J7 operation. We arrived at our J7
QTH on Saturday before the contest, and spent the better part of the next two
days putting up our FD-style antennas. We were QRV on the bands in a limited
way by late Sunday, and then spent the days before the contest running pileups.

Generally, band condx were poor each day until mid-afternoon, after which they
livened up. John, W4IX, struggled each day to make 6M QSOs, and by Friday, he
had a dozen in the log, including K1TO, N4TB, K4MM, K5RK, and a number of
Caribbean stations. We did not find any openings on 10m during the week, but
10m did come alive in the contest. We made some 80m QSOs during the week, but
QRN was high making receiving difficult without a separate rx antenna. During
the contest, however, 80m was a performer, primarily due to heavy contest
activity and minimal QRN.

The two bands that gave us the biggest surprises in the contest were 10m and
80m. We had a few QSOs on 10m in the 1600 hour, and then from 1900 to 2030 hrs,
we logged 114 Qsos before the band faded away. As mentioned above, local QRN on
80m during the contest was relatively low, and we were able to put 171 QSOs in
the log. We actually were back and forth between 80m and 20m on one of our
stations all night long.

We experienced six power outages during the night. Fortunately, they were
brief, and the equipment came back without any problems. (Whew!)

Local logistical support was provided by Lambert, J73LC, who assisted with our
J7 licenses, acquiring large bamboo poles, and providing transportation during
our stay. In addition, Donford, and a few other local fellows helped with the
heavy lifting and tree climbing on the antenna days.

Keeping us amply fed throughout our stay was Annette, K9DOC, WI9WI's XYL. In
addition to her fantastically creative dishes, Annette was essentially our
Logistics Manager, keeping us on track with shopping, meal planning, and other
details to which three boys and their radios were oblivious!

Our stations were two Electaft K3's with matching 500w amps and tuners. The
third station was a barefoot IC7000. We logged everything on WinTest(v.
4.21.0) which performed nicely. We networked the three stations using the
local wifi, and did not have any problems making that work. We did, however,
have two occurrences of logs being synced unintentionally. This happened when
the J75KG log (DX module) synced with the J77HQ log (IARU module) due to
"operator error". The lesson learned was to not have "Enable
Ethernet Network" checked if you don't want networked logs to be synced
automatically! The consensus among us three was that WT should issue a warning
message before allowing logs to be synced. (My flame suit is on!)

Antennas were:
Force 12 C3 on a 20ft pole with an antique rotator.

3El 20m yagi slung up in a palm tree with a tag line to move it from E to NW.

40m full wave loop hanging from a tree branch.

80M Inverted L up 40ft with a bunch of radials on the ground.

G5RV atop a bamboo pole about 60ft high.

OCF dipole, EDZ dipole, 6M EDZ.

QSL INFO: All logs will be posted to Logbook of The World (LOTW).

QSLs for J75KG - LOTW. Direct QSLs must be sent with sufficient postage to
K5KG's address. QSLs via the bureau will not be answered.

QSLs for J79IX - LOTW. Direct QSLs must be sent with sufficient postage to
W4IX's address. QSLs via the bureau will not be answered.

QSLs for J79WI - LOTW. Direct QSLs must be sent with sufficient postage to
WI9WI's address. QSLs via the bureau will not be answered.

QSLs for J77HQ - LOTW. Direct QSLs must be sent with sufficient postage to
WI9WI's address. QSLs via the bureau will not be answered.

73, George, K5KG / J75KG
K4GMH   SOAB(A)CW HP   13,4822016-07-10 13:24:21
S&P on all the QSOs. Operation split in to two, one hour segments. First
hour started at ~0300Z and running 80 Watts. Second hour started ~0900 and
turned on the amp:>) Forty meters was marginal at best both hours. Still
was fun.

Mike, K4GMH
N9NB   SOAB(A)CW LP   713,2962016-07-10 13:35:47
Always a wonderful contest! Conditions did not seem to be very good, with a high
A index - very high noise levels on the low bands, and I only managed to work a
couple of JA's. The Yaesu FTDX5K DNR filter sure came in handy, as did the
SAL-30 low band listening antenna - wow does that make a difference, but there
were still a couple of weak callers who tried but I could not copy them -
apologies to those stations. For this contest, I used the packet cluster in
the assisted low power category, and was amazed at the number of erroneous
spots! I am fearful that the point-and-click approach may have induced a few
log errors on call signs that I didn't catch -- may chose to avoid assisted in
the future. I had many QLF moments in this contest, as it was my first effort
in quite a while -- still lots to learn and to appreciate with loggers, rigs,
and propagation. This was a great time as always -- thanks for the Qs! 73 ted
PJ4DX   SOABSSB HP   1,273,2022016-07-10 13:36:18
Worst ever conditions for the first 8 hours. Things improved slightly during the
evening and I was surprised to find a European opening on 10m (multiple hop
Sporadic E?) but overall propagation was very disappointing. Rig: Yaesu
FT-2000, Acom 1500 amp at 1kW to Spiderbeam for 10-15-20m at 30ft, 2-ele phased
vertical array for 40m and quarter-wave vertical on 80m. See you next year, 73
Steve, PJ4DX.
K7SV   SOABCW LP   716,2702016-07-10 13:36:56
This is a fun contest, and I can (almost) remain awake for the entire 24 hour
period. As expected high band condx left something to be desired, but 15 had
it's moments and the late afternoon opening to Eur on 10 kept me coming back as
the terminator moved westward. As is going to be the case for some time to come,
20 and 40 were the productive bands. While S&Ping the meager offerings on 20
during the last hour, I fell asleep! Thanks to all for the Qs. Station: 2 - K3s,
C3S clone on high bands, rotatable dipole on 40, dipole at 70ft on 80 and
inverted L on top band - tree supported dipoles on 40 and 20 for SO2R.
N1UR   SOABCW HP   1,415,1062016-07-10 13:37:43
Fun contest as usual. Dodged thunderstorms literally the entire contest. One
finally came directly over requiring a shut down. I actually thought it was
going to be worse looking at the radar all day and evening. Lots of static
crashes of course.

Lost my EU 20M antenna at 15Z. Not sure what the issue was. The top antenna
to EU is fine but flexibility is seriously hampered since 15 and 20 are on the
same mast. You don't realize how good the multi monoband yagi flexibility is
until you lose one for a contest.

I thought 160 - 40 was decent for summer conditions. Activity is always low on
160 and 80 which is a shame because its more open than activity would suggest.

10 was a bust although EF4HQ was cranking in for couple of hours. My CQing
produced nothing. Classic E-Skip.

75 of my 15M Qs were in the last hour. The usual 20M JA/Asia run in the last
hour was a bust so decided to try 15M and ended the last half hour for the
contest with a 150 rate.

Nice calls by 5H3EE, RI1FJ, A31MM while CQing.

Great scores and competition. Thanks to all.


W1FJ   SOABCW HP   65,9342016-07-10 13:49:26
Just handed out a few Q's activity not so great
N2WF   SOABCW LP   1,4702016-07-10 14:03:29
WO9S   SOABCW QRP   11,8142016-07-10 14:15:10
Working EU with this QRP setup (vertical on 15-20, dipole on 40)
was pretty much hit-or-miss.
K8CN   SOABCW QRP   43,2962016-07-10 14:16:07
I had not planned to be in this contest due to vacation, but vacation became
'staycation' for medical reasons, and I decided to play radio rather than make
a serious contesting effort. It was just as well: a family commitment on
Saturday afternoon and evening coincided with multiple waves of lightning
storms, and I would have shut down the radio anyway for protection.
Unfortunately, I had to leave with family just as propagation to those 5-point
zones was improving on 20 and 15 meters!

This was one of those contests in which the Low Power versus QRP difference was
readily evident because of impaired propagation. Compared to last year's
effort, I found that even the reliable EU big guns with good ears couldn't hear
me on 20 and 15 meters until just about the time I had to head out with my
family. The only relief from those doldrums was on 40 meters late on Saturday
night after my family outing - it felt like the opening hours from 1200-1400
UTC with only slightly lower rates. More importantly, the EU stations I called
came back on first call. The elevated geomagnetic indices we experienced no
doubt affected propagation adversely, and I felt it!

Although I didn't have much BIC time this year compared with the prior 2 years,
it seems that my mult counts, especially HQ stations, were more than
proportionally down-scaled. The lack of an effective 80 meter antenna, even for
domestic Qs, still plagues me, and an unexplained sleepiness on Saturday
beginning around 1500 UTC added to the propagation misery (or maybe it was just
a correlation **with** the propagation and my steeply declining rates after 1500
UTC when I had worked all the readily available North American stations!).

This was an all S&P effort even though I did call CQ from time to time in
open holes. For me this was a North American contest: only 14% of my Qs were
5-pointers, 27% were 3-pointers, and fully 59% were 1-pointers. I think I'm
going to have to revise my antenna farm plans for the declining solar

Thanks for the fun, especially to those who worked hard to pull my signals out
of the noise and static crashes. It's always a joy to work familiar calls from
the Thursday night NCCC sprints as well as other YCCC'ers. I'm still singing
Tim's (KT8K) song, "I Want a Big Tower"
(, but I'm not sure even that would
have helped in this contest - only a trip to the Dark Side (Low Power category)
would have made much of a difference!

73/72, and thanks for the Qs,

Mike, K8CN
W7YAQ   SOABCW QRP   132,3962016-07-10 14:16:15
Condx were pretty brutal for QRP. Fortunately 20 meters opened to EU around
0200. So score doubled in a few hours as could finally work some new zones and
HQ stations. Good ears awards to WH7M on 160, WX4G on 80 (only zone 8), and
TM0HQ (only EU on 15).

Thanks to everyone for your persistence in digging me out of the noise.

WA1Z   SOABMixed LP   791,4242016-07-10 14:18:41
Very good activity made up for less than ideal conditions.

Two Elecraft K3, 100w
160 Inverted L
80 2-element 1/4-wave phased verticals
40 2-element wire Yagis fixed NE and SW at 65', 1/2-w Dipole N/S at 50'
20 3-element homebrew Yagi fixed EU at 45'
15 3-element homebrew Yagi fixed EU at 55'
10 3-element homebrew Yagi rotatable on AB-577 mast at 40'
20-10 Cushcraft A3S rotatable at 57' on AB-577 on loan from W6PH
300' Beverages NE, SW and NW
NI7R   SOAB(A)CW HP   69,5742016-07-10 14:39:20
NOTE TO SELF: Please read the rules to know when the contest starts and ends.
Crazy as it sounds, I thought the contest started at 1800z Saturday and ended
at 1800z Sunday. This caused me to lose several hours of operating and a whole
bunch of points. With the poor conditions, 20 and 15 meters were very noisy on
my portable vertical antennas. 40 meters was my best band, where the noise
level was much lower and DX could actually hear me.
K3UA   SOABCW LP   83,9702016-07-10 14:50:12
Great to say hello to old friends and familiar calls!

Mostly just called stations search and pounce Sprint style and pushed the F1
button a few times!

Congrats to all - great fun and will see everyone again next year!

Station: K3 to 80M multi-band dipole

Phil K3UA
KØEJ   SOABCW HP   900,5382016-07-10 14:54:49
pretty noisy but no nearby lightning so all good! Discovered a few more antennas
need attention - the "go-to" tribander and 40M dipole were dead and
had to cobble together a 160M antenna (ran 160M barefoot with tuner) as the
on-going project is still...on-going!

Great summer fun!

73, Mark K0EJ
W4KW   SOABSSB HP   100,0642016-07-10 15:05:37
First time for this contest. Last Contest in the current Shack.
New Shack to be completed shortly.
Thanks to all for the Contacts.
K4MM   SOAB(A)CW HP   70,7302016-07-10 15:09:07
K4BAI   SOABMixed HP   969,6502016-07-10 15:09:29
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, zepp, tee vertical. Band conditions better
than expected. Even worked a few Europeans on 10M. QRN levels high on low
bands. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
KL2R   M/S HP   265,8772016-07-10 15:38:49
Despite on fair conditions, this was a riot. Paul K1XM was
visiting from MA and did the heavy lifting as guest op. It
was a real pleasure to see the team put the station through
its paces without any failures. We were shut down for several hours due to
thunderstorms, plus a social gathering of these and other hams coincided, so we
had to take a dinner break. IARU is a personal favorite, and the outcome, while
modest in absolute terms, shows just what can be accomplished from Alaska in

A couple of observations: 80m wasn't a total bust as was anticipated. 15m was
sadly dead much of the time, yet we were able to make a few QSOs into Europe
after our sunset (0100 local time). The 40m dual verticals continue to impress
and are far superior to the dipole at 120 feet.
W4NZ   SOAB(A)CW HP   591,3572016-07-10 15:46:00
A fun contest even with the bad conditions. Thanks for the QSO's!
73, Ted W4NZ
N8BJQ   SOABCW HP   610,2812016-07-10 15:47:16
Fun if you like listening to static crashes. Conditions were much better than
the 2 days before the contest. 20 was good but almost nothing over the pole at
night - 2 UA9's and 2 JA's. 40 was also quite good to Europe and the Pacific.
Around 1030, a quite loud UX1 called me on 40 with my beam pointed at VK. I
would surmise he was using a remote station. Expect that Q will go away. 10
was open at times. Surprised to work 42 stations on 160. Got in more time that
I had planned - paying for it today! Thanks for the Q's
VE3OSZ   SOABCW LP   7,9562016-07-10 15:57:10
Drake TR7
TR Log
W1AW/9(@K9CT/WB9Z)   Headquarters HP   4,616,2152016-07-10 15:57:23
Thanks to ARRL for the privilege of being the HQ station this year. WB9Z/NV9L
hosted the phone operation and K9CT hosted the cw operation. We posted our
scores live on and had the fun of horse racing cw/phone the
entire 24 hours.

Conditions were marginal at best but steadily improved during the day. We
always were on the bands no matter the rate. Some thunderstorm QRN to the NW
hindered reception on the lower bands.

Both teams had a great time. Thanks for the QSOs.

WB9Z/NV9L and K9CT
WX3B   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   25,2902016-07-10 16:00:05
Just under 3 hours of horsing around in 3 shifts. Started of on 10 meters at
9:00am expecting to hear nothing. I about fell out of my chair when I heard a
super-loud EF4HQ CQing on SSB. Worked an IT9...had a CT7 call me and
eventually found a 9A HQ station to work....said hi to Fred K3ZO and Craig's HQ
team at K9CT (W1AW/9)...or was it WB9Z's team??? KU2M from NJ was super loud on
10. That was about it. Saw that Lar K7SV got the second band opening in the
afternoon...who would have thought???

I had trouble getting anything going on 15 when I tried and went to 20...which
was the primary band I made QSOs. Although there were loud HQ stations CQing,
I never got a good EU run going in the morning, and the afternoon run, while
better, was slow compared to the non-stop ROARING pileup my K2F operators
reported last weekend. Conditions on CW and density of callers is always
better than SSB, and generally forget that until I've been on for a few hours.

My favorite QSO of the contest was hearing Tim N3QE's RAW enthusiasm and pure
joy to be contesting when we worked on 20 meters, and it was nice to run into a
bunch of friends during the event.

This is a great summer contest made better by knowing in a couple more years it
will be the home of the WRTC championship again.


Jim WX3B
KA6BIM   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   403,0452016-07-10 16:02:55
Conditions were down this year, hardly any EU opening from West Coast, resulting
in 25% fewer mults and 20% lower score despite 20% increase in contacts. There
seemed to be more North America stations on this year.
OK1MMN   SOAB(A)CW LP   3,8572016-07-10 16:04:16
Rig: FT1K FLD, Antenna: INV V 2x10m - 2 HOURS TEST
K9NW(@K9UWA)   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,040,3472016-07-10 16:24:27
Condx were certainly less than spectacular but at least they mostly improved as
the contest went on. Quiet low bands Saturday night gave way to storm QRN
Sunday morning. There were maybe only about two hours of good DX condx on 20m.
The rest of the time entailed ferreting out any possible DX/HQ QSOs and filling
the log with W/VE. It keeps the rate up but points/QSO numbers suffer.

Always a fun contest!

73, Mike K9NW
KM9R   SOABMixed LP   38,4182016-07-10 16:24:35
100w 80m ocf @ 35ft w/ remote tuner.
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOABSSB QRP   11,4382016-07-10 16:26:32

Radio: Elecraft K-2, 5 Watts.

10-15-20 Meters: 3 el Stepp-IR up 32 feet
40 Meters: DX-LB trap dipole up 30 feet
40-80 Meters: Butternut HF-2V Vertical with 3 radials

The band conditions were very poor. I never heard a station on 10 meters, and I
only had 8 Qs on 15 meters! After skimming off the strong "regulars"
my S&P QRP QSO rate was between 2 and 6 Qs per hour.

N1MM says my op time was 13.1 hours. However, N1MM counts any period over 30
minutes without a Q as "Off time". I had several periods over 30
minutes where I was operating with everything I had but simply could not make a
Q! When these were removed from the N1MM "Off time", my op time in
this contest was 19 hours.

For me, the story of this contest was two events:

1. Saturday evening I was so frustrated with the low Q rate that out of
desperation I decided to try CQing. 10 and 15 were dead, and that left 20
meters which has never worked for me in the past. But the stations called and I
wound up with 15 three point Qs over 50 minutes. This was very significant
considering I only had 109 Qs in the entire contest!

2. After not hearing a single European station for the entire contest, 20
opened over the pole to Europe late Saturday night. I got 5 Eastern European
stations which helped my meager score by about 40% at the time!

In the end, only 5.5% of my Qs were in Europe. In fact, 64% of my Qs were USA!
Only 15 of my Qs were off continent. My DXCC was only 22 and my CQ WAZ was 14.
....those are bad conditions!

Well, it was still a lot of fun, and I intend to keep doing this stuff until my
antennas fall down and I can't put them back up!

See you in the CQ WWDX RTTY contest in the Fall! 73, Bill Parker W8QZA -
KX4R   SOABSSB LP   326,8802016-07-10 16:37:35
Prop on 10 and 15 mtrs was just a shade above dismal.
Spent most of my time on 20....only 1 JA stn worked during the whole contest.
Had commercial power outage Saturday night during the time I should have been
working Europe on 40 ! My first HF contest since the late 80's. It's obvious
getting too old for the 48 hour contests so this one allowed me a little rest.
NP3A   SOABCW LP   621,8182016-07-10 16:52:11
Fell behind schedule on moving to a new shack last week. Spent Friday running
new coax, mounting tables, ground and AC installation, a bunch of PL259s,
wiring switches and controllers etc.

At 12z Saturday, started the contest extremely tired and with more than 24 hrs
without sleep. Found myself logging garbage 2 or 3 times during the contest.

Surprising short opening to EU on 10m.

Thanks all for QSOs.

73 Eric NP3A
W1UE(@K1LZ)   SOABMixed LP   1,020,2042016-07-10 16:53:55
That was a fun 24 hours! Typical summer QRN. Poor conditions were somewhat
offset by activity. I never knew there were so many stations in zone 8.

No particularly interesting openings this past weekend. One thing of note: I
never heard a JA all weekend. I was on the right bands at the right times, and
could lots of west coast stations working the, but I never heard one.

It was about midnight when I realized I had a good shot at making the 1meg raw
score. That was the incentive I needed to keep BIC!

A big thanks to Krassy, K1LZ, for the use of his great station.

Dennis W1UE
AH6KO   SOABCW LP   142,6772016-07-10 16:57:31
First half was difficult for me. 15m never really opened here, and all bands
seemed dead for a few hours around 2000 to 2300Z on Saturday. But the last half
was great, 40m was a joyous place at the end. Thanks to the many stations who
pulled my weak sig out of the mud. A pleasure to hear so many fine CW ops, I
learned a lot, Next year, bfetter antennas!

Aloha & 73,
Stan AH6KO

100 Watts. dipoles @ 25-35 ft
K7WP   SOABCW LP   274,7442016-07-10 17:01:18
FT1000MP/ F12 XR5 @ 70'/ HF2V vertical/ Classic 33 @ 30'/ Loaded tower on
80/160/ N1MM+

Lacking some horsepower in this one as my 40m section on my F12 6BA on the
blink, so used the HF2V. Amp blew fuses right before the contest as well, so LP
effort. All that said was not to imply that it was not fun...had a great
time...really enjoy this contest. Now, I gotta get this stuff fixed...

Thanks for the Q's...73,

John K7WP
KA6JLT   SOAB(A)CW QRP   4502016-07-10 17:05:58
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K6ELE   SOABMixed HP   3,2802016-07-10 17:08:20
Had trouble with radio/autotuner setup and N1MM+ communication. Some late night
20M to EU for me.
W6NV   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,229,6962016-07-10 17:09:17
After a weekend of IARU contesting, I will be backpacking and trout fishing in
the back country of Yosemite. Retirement is great!
KP3Z(NP4Z)   SOABMixed LP   1,600,5702016-07-10 17:11:45
Had fun, but nearby thunderstorms kept me at the edge of the seat.
Almost identical numbers per band as last year but Lower score of about 150k,
this year worked really hard on the second radio, multiplier wise worked well
but dual CQ's only had good results on the high bands.
The 80 square was very helpful and the 160 array was amazing.
The many attempts to pass people were not fruitful since our zone was well
represented but still got some from the latin american guys.

Cu on the next one!

W1WEF   SOABCW HP   812,2142016-07-10 17:16:00
I was looking forward to getting my contesting fix from my station in Ct which
is in great shape again. My remaining project is to automate antenna selection,
but manually selecting antennas was not a problem. I have two Th6's now
instead of three, so I left the lower one pointing South and the upper one
pretty much on Eu the whole time. On 80, I used the 4 square exclusively but my
high dipole also plays well. The 2 element XM240 at 116 ft also perfomed well,
and I managed a few Qs and HQ contacts on Top band.

All that said, there were times when loud Eu stations on 20 couldnt hear me.
I'm not used to that, but it seemed like signals were going thru a diode
pointing at the US. At other times I had great runs. I even made a few Qs on
15 and 10 (very few) and had the best run ever on 80, working over 100 stations
on 3503 without ever leaving the frequency.

I'm back at my summer QTH again now, but forgot to copy the log to the memory
stick. All I copied was the Cabrillo file so I dont have a band breakdown. I
"think" it was fun despite lousy conditions. My butt was in the
chair for 17 hours straight, and I had the leg cramps to prove it. After a two
hour nap at midnite I got back on for another hour, but didnt find enough
action to stick with it so quit at about 3AM.

I wasnt sure I'd be able to stick with it as long as I did following recent
cataract surgery that left me unable to focus on anything, but hopefully the
new eyeglass prescription will take care of that. JACK W1WEF
WB8RFB   SOABMixed LP   2,2322016-07-10 17:32:39
Had busy weekend with many distractions and chores pulling me away from the
contest. Thus, had only a few hours to check out operation of an HF2V vertical
I installed a month or two ago. It continues to perform well on 40 meters using
a total of 28 thirty-two foot long radials. Didn't get a chance to try it on 80
yet but sure hope it works well there also.
KI4MZC   SOABCW QRP   1,0952016-07-10 17:34:13
Thanks for the QSOs! A lot of great OPs out there!
KB7HDX   SOABSSB LP   1,3442016-07-10 17:42:11
Bands were crappy again this year... Might have been worse that 2015 here at
KB7HDX.... :( Did not spend a bunch of time on, with poor conditions. Jumped
on 4 or 5 times during the day and early evening.
W1EBI   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   404,8202016-07-10 17:42:55
Fourteen hours in the chair (too long), then a four hour nap (too long), then
two more hours in the early morning. Band conditions were not great from my
point of view--could have used much higher dipoles (mine are only around 60').
This is what we have to accept at the down side of the sunspot cycle, even with
SFI at 92, higher than last few weeks. The QRN was dreadful on 80 so I had no
motivation to listen to 160, especially when 40 was going great. Not my best
effort in IARU, but I do like this contest.
KM5PS   SOAB(A)CW HP   33,8582016-07-10 18:07:04
Contest : IARU HF World Championships
Callsign : KM5PS
Mode : CW
Category : Single Operator - Assisted (SOA)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 7
Locator : EM36KF
Operating time : 4h29

160 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 68 0 5 2 186 2.74
40 55 1 7 3 149 2.71
20 186 1 11 3 520 2.80
15 14 0 6 1 36 2.57
10 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
TOTAL 323 2 29 9 891 2.76
TOTAL SCORE : 33 858

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators : JOHN
Soapbox :

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N2NT   SOABMixed HP   846,7362016-07-10 18:34:24
A severe thunderstorm hit at 0250z and all my antenna switching failed.
Spent an hour trying to fix it, but I gave up and went to bed.

Thought I was doing well, but such is life. Lightning sucks.

Lost a good chance to make WRTC points, but it will make the other guys happy

Conditions seemed pretty good for no sunspots.

73, Andy N2NT
CE4KCA   SOABSSB HP   2252016-07-10 18:57:20
Really bad condition, maybe next year can be better. 73's
NE9U(@WØAIH)   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   394,3352016-07-10 18:59:38
Last year was the first time I had played in this contest as a single op and
wanted to try it again this year...Then we got invited to a wedding this
Good news was it was in Eau Claire!

So my choices were:

1. Bag the contest and sleep over in Eau Claire with the XYL.
2. Drive home after the wedding dance and get about 3 hours sleep before
contest kick-off.
3. Sleep over at W0AIH and get a good night sleep and play with the Rhombics!

#3 won out.

There are pluses and minuses to the Rhombics....i know they are great low angle
DX antennas. And with crummy conditions this year, I know they gave me a lot of
DX i wouldn't have heard with my home qth A4 at 56 feet!
The negative is they are great low angle Dx antennas. :-)
I'm guessing they hurt me with the domestic stuff...but who knows....

Comparing 2015 to 2016, my DX qso's actually dropped from 35% to 23%. But that
had to be primarily due to conditions. Curious how other's in the Black Hole of
Wisconsin and Minnesota year-to-year comparisons were? I suspect even worse?

Anyway, fun time from The Farm. Good seeing Paul and seeing the progress on
the 80 meter Yagi and all the other things going on.


Scott NE9U


Europe Rhombic
Africa Rhombic
Carribean Rhombic
JA Rhombic

(all reversible, so 8 possible directions at the flip of a switch!)
VK2PN   M/S HP   80,9902016-07-10 19:29:28
Conditions were not too bad. Plenty of stations to work. Murphy appeared in
mid morning on Sunday and destroyed the Hex.
KM6I   SOABCW HP   15,7562016-07-10 19:31:08
K3, KPA500, dipole @ 60ft.
VK2CZ   SOABSSB HP   44,1992016-07-10 19:49:40
Great conditions with 20m never actually closing, indeed long path EU open on
20m in the morning didn't make any sense, but went with what I could hear..
nothing at all short path EU or indeed long path USA, and almost nothing to

Registered under the LA Team, as a nod to my daughter is now part of the
Norwegian International Cricket Team !
N2PP   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   615,8882016-07-10 19:50:37
One of my favorite contests to operate under summer conditions. Although the
geomagnetic disturbance put a damper on things, there were many DX entities
that were worked. Thanks to all the stations who called.

Station: K3, 2K-FA Amp, tri-band yagi @ 80 ft and dipoles. SW: N1MM+
KØOO(@W3RFC)   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   116,0502016-07-10 19:55:57


W2MMD   M/S LP   98,6242016-07-10 20:05:12
Great job by WK2G, he did all CW work. Congrats to Lee (KD2ITC) and John (K2CQ)
for participating in their first HF contest. Conditions were bad throughout the
contest, but good fun had by all. Can't wait for next year.
VA3TPS   SOABSSB LP   18,5332016-07-10 20:08:33
Family commitments limited amount of time ,conditions first have were terrible.
K8AZ   M/S HP   1,282,3202016-07-10 20:12:09
Difficult conditions in the Midwest. Huge fun with a large crew. No single
band/2 radio operations. Best hour: 0Z Sunday (Saturday evening) for the
traditional grilled steak/fixin's dinner.

Tom, K8AZ
W7RM(K2PO)   SOABMixed LP   474,3692016-07-10 20:26:12
My QSO count is down by just 4 from 2012, when I last entered this contest. So
that's OK, given the clearly-poorer condx this year.

I was aiming for 1000 QSOs, and after two 20-something hours at 22z and 23z, I
was doubtful about making it. But then I had a 90-hour at 00z, running
stateside folks on 20m SSB, which put me back on track.

The goose-egg on 10m gnawed at me, so I kept trying CQs. I was rewarded by a
local who took pity. At one point I heard JR2GRX calling CQ with a good signal
(i.e., moving the S-meter). But all my calls were answered by more CQa. Sigh.

I worked one European on 40m (tks IR1G) and five on 15m (tks F5IN,

62% of my QSOs were with the lower 48 states. 9% more were Japan. 6% were
Europe (zones 18 and 27-30).

'Had fun calling W7RN de W7RM a coupla times.

My rotator is back in service from its summer re-hab. And my neighborhood
noise source was quiet. So no excuses this weekend. (OK, one excuse - I
eventually traced trouble on my 20m antenna to an open-circuit lighting
arrester. Next year: test antennas before the contest...)

Tnx for the many repeats!


/Bill, K2PO
Portland, OR
W7ZZ   SOABSSB HP   166,5662016-07-10 20:29:19
Lots of stations were giving a serial number instead of ITU zone. Sometimes
this wasn't obvious. I wonder what the scorers do with that situation?

40 meter noise level at my QTH on Saturday night was 10 over 9. Pretty tough
to copy stations!
K7ABV   SOABMixed HP   8,0882016-07-10 21:46:46
Nothing above 20 meters open for me..mostly s and p operation, as I only was on
2 hours...thanks to all for the q's and a fun few hours..bands pretty quiet
with sunspots not being too good next year...
KH6CJJ   SOABCW LP   214,7422016-07-10 21:48:54
I was able to spend 18 hours in the contest and had lots of fun, even though
conditions were very poor. 10 was dead, with my one contact being with another
KH6. I never heard anyone else and called CQ many times to no avail. 15 was
only open (poorly)for a few hours Saturday morning. Not a single JA heard or
logged on 15! 20 was open to somewhere most of the contest, but not great.
The one opening to Europe for me with my low hexxbeam, Saturday evening, was
poor and short, only leading to seven or eight contacts. 40 was very good late
Saturday evening, but 80 was very poor then. Almost all of my 80 meter contacts
were at the start of the contest, which was 0200 Hawaiian time. A quick review
of some published scores shows large numbers of HQ mults. They must have been
mainly in Europe, because I sure didn't work them.

Thanks for all the Q's!
Aloha, Kent
HC2AO   SOABCW HP   805,5052016-07-10 21:52:14
Not aiming at any competitive score due to the absence of ready antennas for all
bands save 40 meters. Still a lot of fun especially on 40.

Laughing at UX1LW call on 40 at 09 UT )) A ahameless remote in the contest.
IN3FHE   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   88,2452016-07-10 22:43:15
Better conditions at sunday.
K3/90w - Dx88 vertical multiband - QARtest-software
73 de in3fhe, Helga
SP4LVK   SOABSSB QRP   56,7002016-07-10 22:54:57
RIG:FT-950 PWR:5 ANT:2el DeltaLoop & LongWire
K7DR   SOABCW LP   2,3632016-07-10 23:10:17
40m OCFD
60' EF Wire
Win-Test 4.2.0

Just got on for a couple hours late Saturday evening. Condx were not good for
FD, glad to see an improvement for IARU

I also use N1MM+, but I was a CT user going all the way back to Version 6
(white, yellow and green screens), so always enjoy getting to use Win-test on
contests it supports.

Dave - K7DR - MI
NX6T   M/S HP   600,7102016-07-10 23:43:41
Condx seemed poor overall. Just like last year's IARU effort, 10 MTR Band
yielded nothing and 15 mtrs was a rerun of being anemic. JA stations were
conspicuously missing from the higher bands of 15 and 20 mtrs. We lost our only
connection to the internet when our telephone DSL line failed the night before
the contest and the AT&T telephone
repair technician never showed during the contest. Operating MS Category with 2
stations and no Skimmer or internet spots cost us many Qs. 73 de N6KI
HA3NU   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   3,530,8802016-07-11 00:09:00
After 3,5 hours I lost the PA of the second radio. After two attempts to repair
it I had to change it two a small 500W PA.

Thanks for QSO's.
73 Lacy HA3NU
5B4AIF(5B4AIE)   SOAB(A)SSB HP   1,524,7442016-07-11 00:11:57
Operated from new location on the west coast.
Some RF issues on 40m and some computer problems.
Thanks to those that helped me get antennas up before the contest.
I2IFT   SOAB(A)CW HP   729,2102016-07-11 00:38:41
Good propagation at 10 m. Great fun. Tnx for qso cu in the contest.
73 de Giovanni i2ift, ciao.
UA4S(UA4HTT)   SOABMixed HP   3,005,0752016-07-11 00:48:57
Thanks to ALL for QSO's, spots and nice weekend !!

73'es CU in contest...
de Slava UA4HTT(RM4i, UA4S)
R1DX   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   393,3362016-07-11 00:52:42
Nice prop on 20m. Thanks to all-)))
IZ1YPF(@IK1YDB)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   314,9762016-07-11 01:10:42
Well, this was my first "serious" contest. I have been playing untill
01z and I do regret having stopped so early.
A huge thank you goes to my friend Flavio for his unlimited support. By the
way, big fun.
OQ5M(ON5ZO)   SOAB(A)CW HP   1,688,4002016-07-11 01:17:42
My first serious operation in a long time. Curtailed by lousy propagation during
the first seven hours, usually the hours with the highest rate.

I could only do SO2R on the low bands because my vertical for 10/15/20 is
currently down.

The end result is way beyond my best scores in this one, but it is what I had
in mind with the current state of affairs in the ionosphere.

The online score board really kept me going this time. I would have taken more
breaks without it!

As usual more on

73 de Franki ON5ZO
OZ4SOP(OZ4CG)   SOAB(A)CW LP   149,1002016-07-11 02:12:40
RIG: Kenwood TS590s (100W)
ANT: G5RV + 15m dipole
Software: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5774.0
EF8R(EA8RM)   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   2,001,1402016-07-11 02:14:05
Very poor conditions specially on sunday.

I havent time to get ready my station in time, even no time to read the rules
and install HQ files on N1MM+ so i haved to asked several times to HQ stations
for the report. (sry guys)

On friday i spent almost all day at EF8U getting ready station to EC5AN
repairing 40m antennas with EA8DDM and EA8AVJ.

Saturday morning i started to crank up telescopic mast and install 80 and 160m
antennas. I finished at 11:40 just in time to take a shower and start the

I didnt read the rules carefully so i did the mistake to start using cluster,
35 minutes after start i took the rules..... wtf!

Many thanks for QSOs

10/15/20 Momobeam MB6
40 Dipole
80 Inverted L
160 Inverted L
2 x ICOM IC7600
EF8U(EC5AN)   SOAB(A)SSB HP   1,922,0882016-07-11 02:39:05
Thanks to my good friend EA8RM and team EA8URL support... Big Team EA8URL... Big

Thanks to HAMBUY and my wife Mai for letting me fulfill my dreams every day...
4X6FR(@4X6OM)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   3,815,5142016-07-11 02:41:10
S57K   SOABCW LP   1,434,1392016-07-11 04:00:13

Thanks for qso's!


VY2ZM   SOABMixed HP   2,528,8802016-07-11 04:06:32
Not bad overall - but about 250k down from last year which had far better condx
for sure!

Note to K1LZ/6Y1LZ - Can you say DEMILISH!!


Cu in the next one....

VE3UTT   M/S HP   1,403,0172016-07-11 04:36:18
Two Friends, one tower, one Optibeam, one 80m dipole, and one K3.

Thought conditions were not good from here. Big difference for us was poor 15m
propagation, almost non-existent 10m propagation, and Far East QSO's at less
than 2% of average. The conditions become really apparent when the average
distance per QSO was 3626 Km this year vs. 4645 Km last year.

Thanks for all of the Q's.
W1NN   SOABCW LP   91,8062016-07-11 05:00:46
I managed to mess up my back earlier in the week and sitting in front of the
radios was pretty painful. It didn't seem like a good idea to continue for
another 14 hours, staying up all night and screwing up my body clock which is
just getting back to normal after five weeks in Europe, so I threw the switch
after 10 hours. After suffering through poor conditions all day I hated to miss
the best hours of the contest, but sometimes you have to be sensible.

My back is much better this morning (Monday) so I think it was a good decision.
VE3KTB   SOABSSB LP   16,9672016-07-11 05:04:55
Other than for a few hours Saturday evening, conditions were very difficult for
my wire antenna
K1GQ   SOAB(A)CW HP   610,1822016-07-11 05:35:16
SkookumLogger K3 2000A tribander 2-el 40 wires

Apologies to callers who probably thought I was an SO2R lid. I struggled with
an unpredictable software stall that prevented responding promptly. My logger
author (me) has promised a fix.

One 6-bander: GR2HQ
LS1DBQ(@LU1DBQ)   M/S LP   24,8002016-07-11 05:35:57
Very bad conditions.
K2YG   SOABCW QRP   1,3302016-07-11 05:39:03
K2 @ 5 watts, indoor 20 mtr dipole
N2CW   M/S HP   270,6902016-07-11 05:40:24
West Creek, NJ - 20 miles north of Atlantic City
TA-33 / 40m Inverted V
K3 w/ KPA500
N1MM+ Logging Software

The South Jersey DX Association (SJDXA) TEAM which normally only operates the
station during CQ160 PHONE decided to give the K3 and KPA500 a run at the
IARU HF World Championships and we sure had fun.

Looks like we can do more than 160m now!!

We sincerely thank the owners of WYRS-FM for continuing to offer us the
opportunity to utilize this most unique location for amateur radio contesting.


Steve, KI4KWR
For the SJDXA Team
P3Z(5B4AFM)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   3,238,3232016-07-11 05:46:04
This is my favourite contest on the calendar and even though the odds were
against my participation this year, I eventually managed to convince the family
to head to the beach for the weekend…I showed up with a K3 (tnx 5B4ZN) at the
nearby 5B4ES club station on Saturday morning hoping that all would be in
place…not. A monument that stood nearby for as long as I can remember and a
trusty support for our 160m wire dipole, literally disappeared after some
renovation work along with the dipole which I eventually found hacked up in a
corner. More problems were expecting me as I entered the shack but to cut a
long story short I eventually got the station ready enough to allow me to start
the contest.

Conditions were very average and with the exception of the late night openings
on 10/15m which was a pleasant surprise, things moved rather slowly and it was
unusually hard for me to get any descent run on SSB.

Second day I felt something was wrong with me as I was feeling nauseous and
towards the end of the contest muscle aches intensified. I initially attributed
this to tiredness but it ended up being a stomach bug as I very well found out
later that evening!

All in all, this was a rather eventful entry but I am glad I worked the
contest, contacted many good friends and enjoyed our amazing hobby!

73, Stavros 5B4AFM

K3, TL-922
TH5-MkII, 40-2CD, 80/160 wire dipoles
VK6WX   SOABMixed LP   2,3282016-07-11 05:49:52
Only on to give out a few numbers.
Love this contest. Fast and furious!
P4ØW(W2GD)   SOAB(A)CW HP   2,894,4902016-07-11 05:51:15
Rig: Elecraft K3, Alpha 91B, 1.0 KW. Win-Test Logging Software

On Thursday afternoon seeing the A index above 20 and the K index between 4 and
5 I made the decision to go High Power Assisted. I'm now quite happy I did
since conditions during the first eight hours of the contest were rather
dismal, even from a geographically advantaged location like Aruba.

Happily surprised to find some life on ten meters including a fair number of
EU...but just two USA contacts....strange conditions for sure. Overall all the
bands were quiet (perhaps too quiet). QRN levels were summertime elevated as
expected but tolerable on the lower bands all weekend.

20M gave me a 190 first hour (by far the contest best), but after that never
played as well as hoped.
15M was terrific to EU in my late afternoon about 2100 UTC.
40M was just OK and I probably spent far too much time on 80 and 160.
80M was very good early evening, 2330 onward, which is several hours earlier
than what happens here during winter conditions. The time spent on 80 was twice
what I expected....and so is the Q total.
160M was open to EU several times but for the most part stations could not hear
me calling. Tried to work W1AW/9 several times on Top Band but got no further
than hearing the dreaded dit dit dah dah dit dit for my trouble.

Overall this was a great way for me to spend the first half of my 67th
birthday....among many life long friends around the world doing what we love to

Thanks go to Andy AE6Y/P49Y and John W6LD/P40L for allowing me to use their
terrific station on this visit. See for station details.

The 'real' P40W will be back on the air for CQWW PH and CW in the fall.


John, W2GD
WO4O   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   895,2302016-07-11 05:58:36
Result: Better than 2015. Worse than 2014; Fun (none-the-less).
Station: Performed flawlessly.
Operator: Room for improvement.
Log QSL: 4334945.iaru-hf

Thanks for the Qs! 73, de ric, wo4o
YV1KK   SOABSSB HP   2,457,0202016-07-11 06:09:47
won the category last year at low power with a total of 1,490,000 points this
year decided to try on high power, station is slowly improving and we have
amplifier inside and have improved antenna system for the high bands but you
can not do much with this with bad propagation, it is the first contest I do in
high power and definitely another story 1 million more points than my last year
score in low power, 20 meter was crazy 22:00 Saturday to 01:00 Sunday BIG
opening to NA Wide open Coast to coast, thanks to RJ4P IZ8EPX IK0PHY YR9F RV3FF
for the good competition at Live scores was intense and

IARU HF CHAMPIONSCHIP! one of the best contest of the year!

thank to all for the call see you in the next Contest!!

Julio Rivero YV1KK
VE9CB/1   SOABCW QRP   1122016-07-11 06:18:26
I ran 5w and a 60ft wire. I got on for only the last 15 minutes.
W6JBR   SOABMixed LP   16,6322016-07-11 06:36:18
As I started the contest, I discovered an issue with my inverted v. Found issue
with the - leg at the center insulator, which I quickly repaired. Band condx
not very good. No 10 or 15 meters. 20m was poor until late afternoon. Later, I
was surprised to find 20m open to Europe at midnight, with weak fluttery polar
signals, but I was heard, and made Qs with several HQs! 40m was best band.
Operated S&P, no spotting.
Thanks for the Qs and CU next time!
73, JR
Rig: TS-450SAT
Ant: 20/40m inverted v, 15m vertical.
Interface: Homebrew
Software: N1MM+
HB9ARF   SOABCW LP   595,0232016-07-11 06:56:50
Elecraft K3 100 Watts

Antennas: Force 12 C-4s ( 2 elements on 28/21 and 14 MHz - Dipole on 7 MHz )
Dipole for 3.5 MHz
Inverted L used on 1.8 MHz

Thanks to all for qso's

Phil - HB9ARF
VA2WA   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   1,692,9282016-07-11 07:03:15

LYØHQ   Headquarters HP   16,321,9652016-07-11 07:08:13
Tnx for QSO;s...

More info at

Rolandas LY4A
skype: rolkaxx
NP3RE   SOAB(A)SSB LP   99,9762016-07-11 07:10:02
NP3RE's Contest Summary Report for IARU-HF
Created by N3FJP's ARRL IARU HF Contest Log
Version 4.1

Total Contacts = 382
Total Points = 99,876

Operating Period: 2016/07/09 18:31 - 2016/07/10 11:59

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
40 0 105 0 105 27
20 0 221 0 221 58
15 0 47 0 47 12
10 0 9 0 9 2
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 382 0 382 100

Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
381 100
HI 1 0

Total = 1

Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
USA 261 68
Venezuela 14 4
Canada 12 3
Brazil 11 3
England 6 2
Spain 5 1
Argentina 4 1
Cuba 4 1
Puerto Rico 4 1
Canary Is. 3 1
Czech Republic 3 1
Federal Republic of Germany 3 1
Serbia 3 1
Slovenia 3 1
Austria 2 1
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2 1
Chile 2 1
Colombia 2 1
Croatia 2 1
Dominica 2 1
European Russia 2 1
France 2 1
Lithuania 2 1
Trinidad & Tobago 2 1
Aruba 1 0
Barbados 1 0
Belarus 1 0
Bonaire 1 0
Costa Rica 1 0
Denmark 1 0
Dominican Republic 1 0
Ecuador 1 0
Finland 1 0
French Guiana 1 0
Guam 1 0
Guyana 1 0
Hawaii 1 0
Hungary 1 0
Italy 1 0
Japan 1 0
Luxembourg 1 0
Mexico 1 0
Namibia 1 0
Netherlands 1 0
Poland 1 0
Portugal 1 0
Scotland 1 0
Switzerland 1 0
Ukraine 1 0
Uruguay 1 0

Total = 50

Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
NA 287 75
EU 47 12
SA 41 11
AF 4 1
OC 2 1
AS 1 0

Total = 6

Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

CQ Zone Total %
------- ----- ---
05 179 47
04 75 20
09 22 6
14 22 6
15 21 5
03 19 5
08 12 3
11 11 3
13 5 1
16 4 1
33 3 1
12 2 1
06 1 0
07 1 0
10 1 0
25 1 0
27 1 0
31 1 0
38 1 0

Total = 19
RU1A(RV1AW)   SOABCW LP   1,128,3422016-07-11 07:35:00
Used "inband" tower of RU1A (more than 400 meters far from the shack)
with AD-3447 four-bander@20 meters and INV.V's for 80/160, while RW1A used main
setup doing SOAB-MIX SO2R. So, often I was out of some bands during best hours
due to high level QRM from him.


The same setup as it was during RDXC 2016.
YR8D(YO8TTT)   SOAB(A)CW HP   2,325,6792016-07-11 07:45:02
What a nice surprise to work ZW0HQ in 160 :)
Thanks everybody for contacts.
CU in EU HF next month.
73's Alex YO8TTT
VA3WU   SOABSSB LP   8,5952016-07-11 07:49:13
VA3WU's Contest Summary Report for IARU-HF
Created by N3FJP's ARRL IARU HF Contest Log
Version 4.1

Total Contacts = 69
Total Points = 8,595

Operating Period: 2016/07/09 18:44 - 2016/07/10 02:37

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
40 0 23 0 23 33
20 0 46 0 46 67
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 69 0 69 100

Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
67 97
HI 2 3

Total = 1

Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
USA 21 30
Poland 4 6
Italy 3 4
Bulgaria 2 3
Croatia 2 3
Czech Republic 2 3
England 2 3
European Russia 2 3
Federal Republic of Germany 2 3
Hawaii 2 3
Puerto Rico 2 3
Slovenia 2 3
Spain 2 3
Switzerland 2 3
Ukraine 2 3
US Virgin Is. 2 3
Argentina 1 1
Barbados 1 1
Bonaire 1 1
Brazil 1 1
Canada 1 1
Cuba 1 1
Cyprus 1 1
France 1 1
French Guiana 1 1
Hungary 1 1
Mexico 1 1
Namibia 1 1
Romania 1 1
Serbia 1 1
Singapore 1 1

Total = 31

Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
EU 31 45
NA 29 42
SA 4 6
AS 2 3
OC 2 3
AF 1 1

Total = 6

Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

CQ Zone Total %
------- ----- ---
15 15 22
05 11 16
14 9 13
04 8 12
08 6 9
16 4 6
20 4 6
03 3 4
09 2 3
31 2 3
06 1 1
11 1 1
13 1 1
28 1 1
38 1 1

Total = 15
SM5CIL(SM7CIL)   SOABCW HP   532,4722016-07-11 08:08:18
Rig: K3 + SB-200
Ant: Dipole 80M, Vert 40M, OB11-3 20-10M
>95% S&P (PC hangs up when I use it for keying)

UR6EA   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   965,2052016-07-11 08:13:29
Strong industrial QRM made it impossible to use 160 and 80 m's band...
WH6YH   SOABCW LP   46,2942016-07-11 08:16:42
IC-7410, 100w, OCF dipole as Inv V at 50ft. I had a lot of fun; my YL was sick
so I was doing a lot of errands, taking care of animals, cooking and preparing
meals and operated sporadically over the total time. Very high QRN on 80m and
after just 3 Q's there I pulled the plug. Thanks for the QSOs!
W9RE   SOABMixed HP   1,183,9072016-07-11 08:21:18
Thanks to all for enduring the dismal conditions. I kept thinking is this what
we have to look forward to for the next few years? It got a little better as
the day progressed.

Mr. Murphy was sitting beside me in this one and came up with minor issues for
me. I had only changed my headset to a new one with an electret element and
you wouldn't think that would cause too much of a problem but for me it did.
All last week I tried to get my voice keyer to sound normal and I almost was
100% successful with that. One of the problems was not being able to get a
clean stop on the voice message. So the end of my CQs took out the prefix of
stations calling. I finally used a memory in my K3s (just not as convenient).
Next I realized that when changing radios the vox would trip every time, no
matter how low I had the vox gain set-again just minor.

I started the contest and realized my headphone audio switching would not work
correctly. I switch it from the keyboard as my SO2R box is not easy to reach.
I could not hear my run radio in both ears only one. I rebooted the program,
rebooted the computer, rebooted SO2R box with no luck weird how the night
before it all worked and now not. Finally at noon time I redid the F keys and
then had it working again. These things were very minor but I get thrown off
the track easily and kept worrying about how to fix them.

The final Murphy visit was my antenna controller (Stack Master) just died so I
didn't have access to my normal 15 meter antennas. It was late in the day and
I had my backup 15 meter antennas on another tower so again minor.

I've been preparing to dismantle my radio table for a window replacement and
thought that something I did in the prep would cause the problems but no.

Continent List W9RE 2016 Mixed IARU

160 80 40 20 15 10 30 17 12 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 26 117 339 525 160 11 0 0 0 1178
VE calls = 4 15 37 65 13 1 0 0 0 135
N.A. calls = 0 1 19 30 14 2 0 0 0 66
S.A. calls = 0 1 18 40 29 18 0 0 0 106
Euro calls = 0 44 76 282 51 0 0 0 0 453
Afrc calls = 0 1 2 10 1 0 0 0 0 14
Asia calls = 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 21
JA calls = 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Ocen calls = 0 0 26 6 3 0 0 0 0 35

Unknowns = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total calls = 30 179 527 981 271 32 0 0 0 2020
NC6B   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   28,8502016-07-11 08:30:43
Rig : Flex 6500 Barefoot

Antennas : Cushcraft X9 X940 (10m-40m) RadioWavz DX 160 (80m-160)

Soapbox : 8hrs in the chair. Band conditions were noisy. I could hear
stations from the mid west and east coast working many European stations but I
could never hear them except for a small opening to Spain , Portugal and then
Russia on 20 and 40. The only station I worked on 160 and 80 was a local
NU1AW/6. Fun as always!

KN4Y   SOABCW LP   57,0002016-07-11 09:12:28
It was hot outside so what a better way to spend a Saturday than run S&P in
the IARU contest on CW. Had fun on all the bands except 160-meters.Now back out
into the heat.
PY4ZO   SOABCW LP   7,3802016-07-11 09:31:12
TX: FT-897D 100w
Ant: Trapped rotary dipole 40/20/15/10m
K6YK   SOABMixed HP   69,8222016-07-11 10:14:47
Poor condx Saturday morning & afternoon. Better in the evening.
N2BEG   SOABMixed LP   6,8252016-07-11 10:36:24
Only had time to play for less than 3 hours total, all S&P. Conditions were
bad, phone especially. Struggled to work loud EU stations on 20m at the end
KC1ACN   SOABMixed LP   2,0242016-07-11 12:07:25
2 Hours BIC, operated W1NRG mostly. Need the Amp fixed.
AD8J   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   97,2442016-07-11 12:14:28
Only had about 6 hours to operate. Conditions on Saturday morning were poor
with almost no EU in the log. Things picked up in the afternoon and 40 was
great in the evening with wall to wall signals.
W1DYJ   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   16,1662016-07-11 12:17:01
QTH: Harpswell, ME
160 - 6M yagi at 30': see comments below
80, 20, 10 - fan dipole at 30'
40, 15 - 1/4 lambda vertical, 4 elevated radials at 10'

TIC: ~4 hours
100% S&P
Logger: N3FJP's ARRL IARU HF Contest Log ver4.1
(with API connection to ACLog to track overall needed bands/countries.)

Comments: This was a casual effort, mostly in honor of WRTC14 and our
great "K1KP Beam Team." The three Wimbledom finals to watch meant
I only spent about a hour off-and-on during the day in the chair.
With my modest antennas, 10M was essentially non-existent. 15M was
not much better. 20M was very noisy, as some have mentioned. It was
not much fun. Finally, after dinner, I had a chance to pay more
attention. By then 40M (reasonable) and 80M (noisy) became viable,
and the contest became fun. Although I didn't make any 160 Qs, I
did hear a few stations on my unorthodox 160 "vertical."

Even with my meager CW skills, I found myself spending more time
in the CW portions of the bands. The reported dB gain of CW over
phone is quite real!

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
SM5MX   SOABCW LP   200,1652016-07-11 12:31:34
Rig: TS-850, Microham MK-11
Ant: 2x10 m dipole with open feeder
S/W: N1MM+

K3CR(LZ4AX)   SOABMixed HP   1,838,2672016-07-11 12:45:33
Sorry for the late post. Caught in the mess between airports, missed connections
and other nice things ...

Thanks to WA3FET for letting me use the station again and to KM4DAY for making
sure the caffeine level in my blood was within the allowed limit. CU from z26
in WAE!

73, Alex LZ4AX
OK8DD   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   574,1032016-07-11 13:01:09
TS-590 + Elecraft KPA500(used on 80,40. On 20-10 TVI problems, East direction
seems to be OK, so used a bit also)
20,15,10: ECO Asay Tribander
80,40: Linear loaded vertical (PA3HBB idea

Many thanks for the QSOs

73, Romas - OK8DD
KV8Q   SOABCW LP   212,7602016-07-11 13:09:26
Another nice day at the radio although conditions were not very
good at all. Having RI1AND answer my CQ on 40 was a thrill.
Nice to say HI to lots of old friends. Hope to see you all again
next year.
OH2HQ   Headquarters HP   4,251,9722016-07-11 13:30:04
Quite a small effort from OH2HQ this year. 3 operators at 3 QTH:s: OH1HS, OH1RX
and OH1TM at OH1F. Thanks for QSOs!
YTØHQ   Headquarters HP   18,058,1402016-07-11 13:55:17
QTH and operators:

160 cw Muzlja YT5Z: YT5Z YT7DQ YU7CM
80 SSB Paracin YU1GUV: YT1AA YU1EA Bojan
YU7WC YU7NW YT7BA YU2MEX Lali, Robi, Dragan,
20 CW Pozarevac YU1DW: YU1DW YU8A YU4SSR
15 CW Cicevac YU1KX: YU1KX
10 CW Grabovac YT9A: YT9A
10 SSB Pozarevac YU1BFG: YU1AU YU1LG

YU1MM yuhq manager 2016
YU1EW network administrator
YU1RA & YU1ZZ log managers

YT0HQ log is on LoTW and CLUB LOG.

73 de
Milan YU1ZZ
KE8FT   SOABSSB HP   29,4272016-07-11 14:46:44
No commercial power for the first eleven and half hours due to a local damaging
thunderstorm: tried running with a generator but had to quit after a very short
time due to unexpected problems. Very poor conditions during the operating time.
K3ZJ   SOABSSB HP   238,4202016-07-11 14:57:35
20 meters was open to central and southern EU all 24 hours, at least to those
stations with large, high antennas; But Scandinavia & JA not heard until
last two hours on 20. Also on 20 meters we experienced many hours of short
E-skip (300 - 600 km)to New York and New England.

Thanks for the QSOs and spots. 73, Dave K3ZJ
K5CM(W5CW)   SOAB(A)CW HP   787,4732016-07-11 15:01:10
Condx poor at the start, but improved later in the evening.
WP4PGY   SOABSSB LP   386,9282016-07-11 17:05:37
Had a blast. Poor propagation and it was a real challenge.
Log uploaded to LoTW.
Thanks to my fellow friends (Engineering) at my shack.
KP4BD Daniel
Javier not a ham yet.
Luis my neighbor.

Last minute touches. We will be ready for next one.

Best 73's
K8GL   SOABCW HP   142,5902016-07-11 17:24:08
Antenna compromised operation....on 10 and 15 I used my 20 meter 4 square
barefoot and on 40 I used my 80 meter vert barefoot. Condx on 20 poor until
17Z and then Europe was hammering in! Always a good contest.

Greg K8GL
WUØB   SOAB(A)SSB LP   56,2122016-07-11 18:12:43
Propagation was rough, but had a fun time. Had to contend with a rotor issue
part way through which cost me a few multipliers.
W3CL   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   214,6622016-07-11 18:14:11
I was disappointed that the conditions were not better. 10 meters was mostly
dead. 15 meters and 20 meters both started out slow, but picked up in the early
evening. 40 meters had a lot of activity and I was happy with the DX contacts
made there. 80 meters was okay, but as expected QRN was bad. Nothing was
heard on 160m. This was the first time I ran more than 100W. It was nice to be
heard and to make a few SSB contacts this time. All contacts were made in the
S&P mode.

Rig: FlexRadio 6300
Ant: OCF Dipole at 35 feet (hidden in the trees behind my house)
Amp: SPE 1.3K-FA
Log: N1MM+
Key: Winkeyer + Bencher paddles

Many thanks to those with whom contacts were made.
73 Greg
AF4RK   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   34,4562016-07-11 18:23:25
A lot of activity. 40 meter dipole at 40 feet and Pixel RF Pro 1B loop
receiving antenna with MFJ 1025 Signal enhancer really helped with noise.
Nulled out some local trash.
KE8M   SOAB(A)CW HP   160,1152016-07-11 19:12:33
IARU Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2016-07-09

CallSign Used : KE8M
Operator(s) : KE8M

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : CW
Default Exchange : 8
Gridsquare : EN81RG
ARRL Section : OH
Club/Team : None
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5774.0

Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ
3.5 10 18 5 4
7 104 330 17 30
14 153 555 22 39
21 42 104 10 21
28 10 26 5 2
Total 319 1033 59 96

Score : 160,115

Rig : Elecraft K3s + Ameritron ALS 1300 @ 500-1000 W

Antennas : 10M - Hy Gain LJ 105CA @ 45 ft
15M - Hy Gain LJ 155CA @ 42 ft
20M - Hy Gain LJ 204CA @ 50 ft
40M - full size 1/4 wave ground mounted vertical 120 radials
80M - full size 1/4 wave ground mounted vertical 175 radials
SN7D(SQ7D)   SOABSSB HP   634,2802016-07-12 00:13:34
Bands not crowded at all. Lack K, JA, VK here due to dead propagation. 300 kp
after 12h, doubled at the end. SO2R and a lot of knob turns on second radio.
Thanks for very nice contest. Matt SQ7D/SN7D
IO4W(IZ4AFW)   SOAB(A)SSB HP   1,113,8482016-07-12 00:44:58
Unfortunately, propagation could have been way better!
Thanks for the QSOs!
Ciao, Fabio IZ4AFW / IO4W / NZ1W
SK3W(SM5AJV)   SOABMixed HP   2,255,7562016-07-12 02:32:25
As many others have reported: QSO's up, score down. We are probably facing the
downside of the current solar cycle. One hour prior the contest a heavy
thunderstorm started and all antenna connectors was dismantled. But 15 minutes
before start the thunderstorm ended and went south to SM0W, sorry to hear that
Teemu's station was hurt.

I was trying to do mixed mode dual run with very bad result. I had problems
with how Win-Test handled the change of operating scenarios. Something that has
to be investigated.

Congratulations to ES5TV Tõnno for an excellent result, as reported on

My hat off for Gus SM3SGP and Magnus SA0CAM who prepared antenna elements for
the repair of the 20m stack while I was operating on only one of the stack

CU in the next one!
N4BP   SOAB(A)CW HP   906,2462016-07-12 04:04:50
80M was a real surprise. Almost all of the HQ stations were worked on the first
call, and some even answered my CQ's. No antenna for 160M, but no loss there.
VE3CV   SOABCW LP   3,1602016-07-12 06:05:28
Just and hour at the start and and hour at noon. Had to work the Arts &
Crafts Festival in Goderich all weekend....even in the rain. Too many guys
running at 40 wpm for me.
Lots of good Ops out there. Thanks for the Qs.
Jeff VE3CV
9AØHQ   Headquarters HP   19,054,4482016-07-12 06:22:51
Locations = Bands - Ops:
Zarkovica = 9A5D - 15CW - 9A5W 9A3ID 9A3VM 9A5DU 9A7Z
Gornji Lovic = 9A2U - 10SSB - 9A2R 9A3XV 9A5IGY
Kozjaca = 9A1A - 10CW 20SSB 80SSB 160CW - 9A8A 9A6A 9A2EU 9A9A 9A7CDZ 9A7MIM
9A5CKM 9A5CPL 9A5AEV + ops
Varazdin = 9A7A - 15SSB 20CW - 9A3OS 9A3TR 9A5BWW 9A5M 9A5X 9A6NA
Ludbreg = 9A2L - 40SSB - 9A2QP 9A2VJ 9A3AG 9A3DF 9A3PF
Lipik = 9A2AJ - 160SSB - 9A2AJ
Donji Miholjac = 9A8M - 80CW 10SSB - 9A7DM 9A8DX
Cepin = 9A2G - 80CW - 9A2G 9A3XU

Thank you all for QSOs and CUL!

9A0HQ Team
W1WMU(W5WMU)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   693,7922016-07-12 06:23:24
Great contest until 3 hour shutdown due to ant. switching failure. Not sure what
occurred but will have it fixed before NAQP events. Otherwise, plenty of DX, and
good activity.
Despite the solar flux numbers this was a very enjoyable event...73/Pat
K6CSL   SOABCW LP   7,7402016-07-12 07:31:42
Conditions were poor. Only 2 Q's on 15m and no 10m at all. I came up 8 points
short of last years score. However it was fun. TNX to the KB'ers who gave me
points. See you for this one next year. Bert, K6CSL
SQ6DX   SOABSSB LP   266,2162016-07-12 07:34:32
Titanex TS - 5 ( 14 , 21 , 28 )
Delta - 84 m, ( 40 , 80 , 160 )
Icom 775 DSP + SM20
P3F(5B4AGN)   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   3,769,6802016-07-12 07:56:51
Mostly good fun, despite poor conditions and a plague of HV line noise caused by
high dust and humidity levels.
Z6ØA   Headquarters HP   4,612,9202016-07-12 09:11:46
This was the very first IARU contest for Kosovo's national radio amateur
association "Shoqata e Radioamatorëve të Kosovës" (SHRAK) as an
IARU member society. The occasion called for celebration, and so local amateurs
teamed up with an international group to generate an exciting first HQ station

Three station sites in and around the capital Prishtina were used, including
the University of Prishtina's Electrical Engineering Faculty club station
Z64EEF, close to the heart of the city. We managed to keep 3-5 stations on the
air at all times, with one site also extending its single tribander to several
high bands simultaneously through triplexer technology.

Band conditions were poorer than hoped for, thus partially turning the contest
into a European QSO Party. We enjoyed high rates nonetheless, and 10m and 15m
provided nice ES openings. General activity levels also seemed pretty high,
which is encouraging when faced with an approaching solar minimum.

On behalf of the non-Kosovar members of the team, I'd like to thank our Z6
hosts for all of their tireless efforts in making the Z60A HQ operation a
success, and particularly for their warm hospitality. On a personal note, I'm
very happy to have made so many new friends in a fascinating culture on my very
first visit.

Also, thanks to all for the QSOs and for warmly welcoming a new IARU society to
the international contesting scene! SHRAK will be back.

4O3A(9A3A/E73A)   SOABMixed HP   2,671,8562016-07-12 09:23:13
Back in I7 - quick summary before I get fully caught up with the work issues.

The score is 279K below the last year score - 46 more QSOs, but 10 multipliers
less, mainly HQ station missed on 15/10m despite all efforts on R2 and
Alternate CQs. The overall EU percentage is 11% higher than last year, reducing
average QSO points to 3.0, compared to 3.3 last year.

Fortunately, no thunderstorms, but unfortunately no real opening to US/JA.
Operating unassisted, with no cluster/skimmer help, I find out that there are
no enough of DX stations to maximize use of the R2 when propagation is poor....
going back and forth, working a few but not enough to fill in the run gaps.
Missed a few that could not hear me, e.g. VE3AT who was quite loud on my side
but could not hear me on 80m at my sunrise time, despite many calls. Worked
another VE3 later and also some other NAs.

Towards the end I was hoping to fill in HQ gaps on 15/10m, but I could not hear
many needed EU HQ stations on R2. Finally I gave up so I spent last hour on 15
phone.... that was the best run hour, although signals were very suppressed. I
managed to have some 30 minutes of continuing pile up, I guess due to my first
15m SSB appearance.

Thanks to all for calling 4O3A, congratulations to those whose S/P's skills I
can only admire.

73 Ivo I7/9A3A, E73A

Gross QSOs=2965 Dupes=40 Net QSOs=2925

Unique callsigns worked = 2015

The best 60 minute rate was 175/hour from 2034 to 2133
The best 30 minute rate was 224/hour from 1123 to 1152
The best 10 minute rate was 246/hour from 1142 to 1151

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 4 times.
5 QSOs/minute 24 times.
4 QSOs/minute 106 times.
3 QSOs/minute 358 times.
2 QSOs/minute 464 times.
1 QSOs/minute 355 times.

There were 587 bandchanges and 305 (10.4%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.
LZ8E(LZ2BE)   SOABMixed LP   2,239,5842016-07-12 11:07:19
Condx was worse than a year ago. I have more QSO, less Mults, less pts/Q and
Total is nearly the same as in 2015.
It was a kind of WAE for me with 2200 EU's worked :)))
I hope to be like that on EUHF in 3 weeks :)
73! Boyan
P4ØXA(WT2P)   SOAB(A)Mixed LP   1,033,0402016-07-12 11:26:06
First contest for me outside of the US. Like many, conditions at the start were
poor however as the day progressed activity seemed to pick up, especially on
15. I was able to get some decent runs on 15 and then again around sunset on
40. It was a big difference from operating in W9 considering I heard EU almost
around the clock and was able to work a lot of Asia with relative ease. Heard a
few US stations on 160 and tried calling to no avail. In hindsight, I spent way
too much time on 40 right at sunset when I should've concentrated on 80/160 - a
missed opportunity there.

Big thanks to Ben, DL6RAI for the use of the P49V station for the week, I had
an absolute blast and everything worked perfectly.
OK2BDF   SOABCW QRP   93,9162016-07-12 11:28:56
N4TZ/9   SOABMixed LP   527,9752016-07-12 12:42:58
RUN/SEARCH: 437/709 Qs

SOFTWARE: TR4W v.4.246

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Zones
160CW 30 29 61 2 5
160SSB 1 1 1 1 0
80CW 157 157 319 11 11
80SSB 6 6 10 0 0
40CW 227 226 656 18 18
40SSB 52 52 138 8 2
20CW 389 385 1107 20 17
20SSB 110 109 311 13 4
15CW 115 115 253 15 11
15SSB 24 24 76 4 6
10CW 30 30 68 2 6
10SSB 5 5 17 0 1

Totals 1146 1139 3017 94 81

Final Score = 527975 points.

Last year in IARU, lost 2 radios, and the 160m temporary antenna.

This year, the new 80m and 160m summertime temporary antennas
worked FB, but sometime between the beginning and end of the
contest, the big 20/40 antennas turned by the prop pitch
ened up 60 degrees off! No wonder I had problems during the
night trying to work JA/BY and eventually EU. The direction
indication also seemed to lurch (speed changes?) during the
last few hours of the contest.

Was able to turn the top antennas back to proper heading
with battery at base of tower after contest, so ready for
WAE next month, where you don't have to rotate antennas.

Could really have used some receive antennas on the low

Continent List

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 26 123 135 257 79 23 643
Canada calls = 3 17 17 30 5 1 73
NA calls = 1 2 8 18 15 2 46
SA calls = 1 4 7 17 21 9 59
Euro calls = 0 15 99 170 16 0 300
African calls = 0 0 2 1 1 0 4
Asian calls = 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
Japan calls = 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Ocean calls = 0 2 11 3 1 0 17

Total calls = 31 163 279 499 139 35 1146
WH7M(K1YR)   SOABMixed HP   1,260,3682016-07-12 13:27:37
Many thanks to Max, KH6ZM, and his xyl Kathy for hosting me.
Despite the conditions, it still was fun. Aloha and mahalo to
all who called, and especially to all those outlaws who took
the time to work me on multiple bands.
ES5TV   SOABMixed HP   3,199,2702016-07-12 13:39:41
very poor DX propagation on all bands. Sunday morning ca 5-6z opening to NA on
20m was the only decent one. Almost zero JA and US on 15M! Just piling up those

Some very nice surprises like RI1AND calling in on 80m. ZW0HQ had a nice signal
on 160m while VY2ZM was very weak at my sunrise and did not hear me at all.

Congratulations to UW2M and E7DX, etc for scores not possible from nothern EU
at that time.

FY5FY(@FY5KE)   SOABMixed HP   2,714,6322016-07-12 15:03:08
Thanks for QSOs,


Didier / FY5FY
NW3Y   SOAB(A)CW HP   286,7042016-07-12 15:27:22
Tough conditions for all, but always a good contest.
KS5Z   M/S HP   193,4602016-07-12 15:53:13
OK, how bad was propagation? 10 was dead and 15 was slightly better. At least
we got to do some operator training which was our primary goal. The 24 hour
format makes it so much easier to get enough folks to cover as single station.
We have a list of improvements to make prior to the next multi-operator event,
especially convert some SSB ops to CW!
N6ZFO   SOABCW HP   81,9722016-07-12 16:10:24
FT1000MP Mk V at 200w into 40m DE Zepp (20, 40, 80) Inv L on 160.

Good increase from my 65-point score in this contest last year. Although
signals were weak on 80 m, stations kept coming, with RT0F and one or two JA's
answering CQ's around 1100Z.

73 Bill n6zfo
ZWØHQ   Headquarters HP   15,096,9892016-07-12 17:09:59
Stations and Operators:

Band/Mode Station Operator(s)

This year we used WTunnel first time. It was a nice experience with all the
people connected.
Propagation decreased a lot when compared to 2015. We made less ITU's, less
HQ's and less 2000 qsos.

We thank everyone in our log and hope to be on the air again in 2017.

Paper logs via PY2AA and also via LOTW.


ZW0HQ Team
NN4RB   SOABSSB LP   10,1502016-07-12 17:37:02
Started late and only worked Saturday night. Did not have my tri-band up and it
was hard to work some stations on 20 and 15 meters using the dipole or vertical.
Worked on my driveway both Saturday and Sunday. So, no real effort.

N1MM Logger+
MicroKeyer II
OCF fed with ladder line at 45 feet
35 foot vertical on metal building
VE3NE/2   SOABMixed HP   139,6722016-07-12 18:25:13
Bad condx and lots of antenna problems that we could not rectify.
Used only barefoot of FT1000MKV.
Our real category is Mixed: SS/CW/SSB (Site Seeing / CW / SSB.
I'll be back... (Arnold)

Lali, VE3NE
PI4DX   M/S HP   2,391,2702016-07-12 19:44:41
This was the annual PI4DX “BBQ” contest which is probably the only contest
in the Netherlands with warm weather and likely sun. I was invited to join the
group but was advised not to take this contest too seriously. In the spirit of
the contest, we only had one radio set up with a QRO barbeque grill outside and
took turns at the radio one at a time.

The weather did not fail us and the band conditions were not too bad either,
with good E-skip on 15 and 10 so there was no shortage of European stations to
be worked at any time, though conditions to the US were more spotty. The low
bands were quite good and we should have spent more time on 80 and 160.

Erik’s station is on reclaimed land from the sea near the Belgian border. It
was fun to look over the dike and watch the tops of ships passing to and from
the busy port of Antwerp. The well-engineered station performed very well with
very quiet listening conditions. All in all, a very enjoyable summer weekend to
finish off my European trip.

--- Rich K1CC
NU2Q   SOABCW LP   24,3812016-07-12 21:47:33
[log removed from comments]

CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5774.0
IR4X   M/S HP   4,837,3202016-07-13 01:25:44
Very hot weekend despite our top hill location at 450 m. asl.
Poor propagation but a little bit better of what we expected.
Thanks for calling us.

73 de Claudio I4VEQ
ES6RW(ES5RW)   SOAB(A)SSB HP   2,043,8332016-07-13 03:04:31
Propagation way down from last year, 10m and 15m were affected the most. Seems
we have to cope with this the coming years.

Thanks to callers,

73, Rein ES6RW/ES5RW
HA7GN   SOABCW LP   813,1502016-07-13 08:58:59
second radio boiled its pa module after about 10 hours of operation. lost time
with figuring out the rootcause and trying to fix it. no backup plan this time.
decent rates even with so1r, but no mults answering to CQs..:-((( needed to stop
for s&p; further time wasted, ended below expectations.
valuable learnings from dueling cq while both radios were operational. succeed
to synchronize the length of a cq (number of characters at a readable speed)
harmonized to an average length of answer from the other radio.

ftdx5000mp + k3 (rip)
ea4tx interlock, 4o3a combiner & bpfilters
2 x microham station master, u2r for so2r audio, 2x10 ant switch
networked dell pc (2)
kt36xa, 2L40m Yagi, inverted L 80/160m

YV2CAR   SOAB(A)SSB LP   435,0642016-07-13 08:59:05
CREATED-BY: RUMped Ver. 3.2.13 by Tom, DL2RUM
OPERATING TIME: 18,1 hours

Result: 3.199 QSO Pts x 136 Mpl = 435.064 Total

Band Multis CW SSB Dupes Total
160m: 0 0 0 0 0
80m: 4 0 5 0 5
40m: 50 0 222 0 222
20m: 47 0 336 0 336
15m: 33 0 162 0 162
10m: 2 0 2 0 2

Sum: 136 0 727 0 727
CR6K(CT1ILT)   SOABMixed HP   3,470,8572016-07-13 11:38:36
Lots of antenna work going on at CR6K, thanks to Dad CT1CJJ for being persistent
in puting one of the new tribanders on a temporary tower, it really paid off.

Cu in August.
N4IQ   M/S HP   363,0962016-07-13 12:54:36
Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ
3.5 CW 7 15 4 2
3.5 LSB 3 3 0 1
7 CW 155 385 10 11
7 LSB 100 222 10 18
14 CW 272 896 24 30
14 USB 152 374 3 14
21 CW 97 267 8 15
21 USB 20 52 7 7
Total Both 806 2214 66 98
Score: 363,096

Ops: ND7J N4IQ W4EEY W4KA. All are members of the SCDXA. Operated from Bob's
(ND7J) fine station in NC. Stn: 1.5 KW with LP @65ft, 40 and 80 elevated 1/4
verticals and low band beverages,
E7HQ   Headquarters HP   8,633,3882016-07-13 13:51:08
Many thanks: ham CLUB's E73ESP,E71EEE,E71EZC,E73EKK,E74FDE,E74DNO, E71AVW...AND
E74QA Thanks to everyone who called E7HQ... CU next IARU contest...GL
PT2AW   SOABCW LP   61,9502016-07-13 17:12:29
Very nice contest. Thank you all.
PJ2HQ(@PJ2T)   Headquarters HP   3,670,1522016-07-13 17:26:35
VERONA members Jean-Claude PJ2BVU and Jeff K8ND were joined by Joe W3HNK (PJ2T
QSL manager) and Jim K3NK to activate the PJ2HQ headquarters station.

PJ2BVU and W3HNK operated SSB, and K3NK and K8ND operated CW, all from four
PJ2T station operating positions. The Curacao and VERONA flags were flown in
the shack.
VO1TTT(VE9AA)   SOABMixed LP   556,4522016-07-13 18:36:45
Any WRTC Team Captains looking for a partner?

Seems every contest I do now, I go further and further behind :-/ What's a guy
to do? Keep on keepin' on, that's what ;-)

Started out real strong in this WRTC race as I was doing all contests LP with
small antennas and doing well or even very well, but I either don't have the $$
to build big enough antennas or the audacity to run HP and enter as LP. (I won't
cheat to win)--'nuff said 'bout that() I sleep soundly at night.

My family and I were on vacation in Newfoundland last week so I asked my friend
Ev VO1DK if I could use the VO1BZM station for IARU and got an instant yes.
Thanks Ev and the staff of Admiralty house. A great bunch. Newfoundlanders are
friendly and the landscapes are spectacular.

This operation was almost a carbon copy of last summers WPX for me

Things did not go quite as planned in the contest itself however. Oh dear.
It was not my greatest showing unfortunately I am embarrassed to say.....the
trials and tribulations of this VE9/VO2 guy. (see last yrs report for details
on that reference)

Friday night I slept one hour total, and I was up most of the previous 2 days
driving from NB etc. Starting tired is no way to be, but it was what it was.
I could deal with being tired. It's not an excuse, but I am sure it didn't
help !

I lost the S key from my keyboard (*found it, but it wouldn't click back in, so
swiped the 8 key from the number pad and colored it partially in with a black
marker) Hey - ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Ironic, as last summer in WPX here
in VO1 I lost the H key and did a similar repair on the same KB. I gotta get a
better keyboard bag.

Knowing condx stunk, I was initially going to enter either as HP with the newly
repaired AMP @ 'BZM, or if condx Sat morning looked good, dial the rig/amp combo
back so I was at the 150w level.

Gave the amp a quick test into the dummy load Friday night and a couple
key-downs on 40m into the inverted vee and all was well.(or so I thought)

Testing everything vy early Sat morning found the SWR on 20m @ exactly 10:1 on
the little 2el mini beam, with occasional forays down to as low as 4.5:1 (due
to wind?) as seen on my antenna analyzer, so my revised planned was 100w on 20m
and HP on the other bands.

Errr-Ma-Gerd, as the kids say - I eventually found that the only band the amp
would work on was 40m, so I tried to just drive the amp very lightly and do go. Tuning cap (or something) was arcing in the amp, especially on
SSB, so I unhooked the amp and just ran the K3 barefoot @ 100w once the gong
chimed @ 1200z. Thank goodness I got up very early Sat morning and to the
station a couple hours before the contest. I was swapping coaxes and whatnot
around 15mins before the contest started. whew

Lucky for me the tuner in the K3 seems to be pretty robust and handled the
super high SWR on 20m. Last year my Ic7410 actually got HOT to the touch when
usig this antenna on 20m. I warmed my hands on the rig. (for real)

On 15m the SWR was 4:1 and on 10m about 3:1....the mini beam seemed OK-ish on
10 & 15 and I worked nearly every single station I called on those bands.

On 40m, 3:1 and on 80m, 4:1 (dual inv vees @ 30'; one feedline)

No 160m antenna, but the 40/80m conjoined inverted VEES @ 30' presented a
4:1SWR so I worked PEI & Maine. Heard TM0HQ and a couple other EU's but not
so much as a QRZ, hi !

I estimate my power out of the back of the rig as 33w on 20m. (then it went
through a 100' run of RG8) Blimey! Is there a hybrid QRP/LP category?

Checking the RBN analysis and comparing graphs to other VO's/VE's here today,
my 20m signals in EU and even into W4 were barely registering on the charts
most of the time. SIGH.. It is what it is ! The pattern on 20m seemed to be
that of a butterfly. I could aim nearly anywhere and not much in the way of

I was pseudo QRP with a crossed dples on 20m (or it nearly seemed so
anyways). The one redeeming factor about about low ERP on 20m was it seemed in
VO1 that I was a good distance from New England and W2, W3 so lotsa guys to work
w/o much ERP going their way! YAY! It's tougher from VE9 on 20m. (too close in

10 & 15m were open here and there to EU and also W1,2,3 on Es,though not
many checking those bands I don't think. This is where SO2R could've really
helped, but it's still just a tap on a VFO or on the N1MM screen to give a
quick VFO spin.

The K3 was a bit squirrelly in that I used it in mixed mode SO2V mode, running
on VFO A (CW) and listening/tuning on VFO B(2nd rx) on SSB. Filter widths
would tighten up as soon as I did a A/B VFO focus change, making S&P on the
"2nd RX on SSB) really really hard. I probably only made 50 2nd 'radio'
Q's as the SSB was being piped through a CW filter. That's life. It's not as
good as SO2R like at home, but as I drive a MINI COOPER, and was on vacation, I
was limited in what I could stuff in the car. Everything had to fit into 3 small
bags !

When I went to 20m, occasionally my little MFJ switching power supply would
kick out when the SWR spiked and the K3 apparently drew a lot of current.
I encountered this once at home when testing my 'travel setup' on the wrong
antenna (by accident) but the power supply came back after just a couple
minutes rest.

In NF, the first time the PS died it was off for maybe 5 minutes. The 2nd
time, 10min and the third time I gave up trying to breathe some life into it
after 30mins. I was without 12v power ! I made some phone calls and got a
linear type of supply hooked up (Thanks Ev!!) and was back in business with
perhaps about an hours downtime due to power supply issues.

When it got dark and I went to 80m, I found that anything more than about 8-10w
on 80m made my logging software (N1MM+) go nuts with random characters all over
the screen and gibberish being sent out over the air and weird calls being
logged. Of course it was not the softwares fault. I tried just S&P and
manual keying on 80m but only got 1 or 2 guys to hear me with 10w. That was no
good. I am sliding backwards......Mike, do something !

I tried some toroids I brought but nothing worked. Restarted the laptop a few
times, then ultimately started unplugging stuff. Of course it was the last
thing I unplugged that was the culprit. The keyboard ! Because of last yrs
incident I did have the presence of mind to actually bring a spare keyboard.

It's a teeny tiny CHERRY keyboard out of Germany which worked 100% however it
was pretty hard to type on as it's roughly 1/2 the size of my low profile full
size backlit one. Some keys are missing (ie: do not exist on that model) and
other are in weird locations.

I did fat finger some exchanges early on when I was trying to get used to
typing on it. Resorted to sending some corrections on the paddles (N3ZN mini
mites) when I couldn't keep pace with typing. Some of the keys were not in the
same locations so that's a mind bender at midnight with almost no sleep for
30-40 hours, hi hi .

When I couldn't find a key I would type with my left hand and correct the log
and send with my right hand on the n3zn mini-MITES. I love those paddles.

So far I was down about 1:40mins, so with nothing more to lose, around 2:45am I
laid down on the hardwood floor for around 20minutes just to reset my brain.

Accepting the fact that there was zero chance to win my category this time
around, I just wanted to get awake enough to finish out the last 6 hours with a
shred of dignity.

Hey, I got back on after a 20min power nap and felt pretty spry for being up
now nearly 2 days with a combined 1 hour + 20mins nap and soldiered on
(slowly)to the end.

About 1/2-way through the contest when I realized condx were super bad and I
was just about QRP on 20m I had hoped to save some face and make it to
1000-Q's. Fell just shy of that and given all the problems and about 2+ hours
of downtime, I think I can hold my head (somewhat) high and at least be
grateful I finished the race with some signals going out on the air.

Rig: K3 with 2 RX's(sorta).....100w
Paddles, N3ZN miniMITEs (from my Mini....they are my mobile paddles)
Software. Fantastic N1MM+
Gateway latop
Old MFJ switching supply. Dying or dead...gotta see about a new one now.
Cherry keyboard, last 1/2 of contest
Heil Headset
4 in-rig SSB recordings.
10-15-20...some kind of Hybrid 2el mini beam @ 45'?. Older VE3 model I think.
40-80-conjoined inverted vees at 25-30'
160-the vees.....

Who wants a WRTC partner with spirit?

Mike VE9AA......VO1TTT last w/e
NJ4F   SOABCW HP   56,9162016-07-13 19:26:39
IC-7800, Alpha 9500, Palstar AT1500DT
SteppIR beam, Shared Apex Loop Array (RX) (160/80)
N1MM Plus
S&P only
K3KU   SOABMixed LP   40,4582016-07-13 19:28:50
Started Saturday night 0215Z. No fresh meat effect at that time in this one.
Poor condx; lots of noise; lots of CQ in my face. Only DX heard was the big
guns in EU and the Caribbean and a couple of VK. Couldn't get any runs going,
even of NA. Kept changing bands frantically and hustling most of the night,
with little success. Did not realize how lucky I was to stumble on to S50HQ on
160M CW at a magic moment when they could hear me. A couple of breaks in the
night to keep it fun. Quit around 1130Z

And I never worked so many 1-point QSOs since they were eliminated from SS.
WI2E   SOABCW LP   335,8262016-07-13 19:51:05
Family and work commitments have limited my competitive radio exploits for the
past few years to high speed telegraphy (shameless plug for
all-too-short forays into a number of contests. However, the "stars
aligned" for me a few weeks ago, so I was able to make my first major
contest effort since 2011 this past weekend.

Conditions were very challenging here into the late afternoon on Saturday.
While taking a short lunch break, I actually found myself in the backyard to
check to make sure the antennas were still up in the trees! I don't think I
worked my first Zone 29 station until sometime around 1900Z on 20M. Throw in
being rusty with SO2R, and it was a bit of a rough start.

However, I knew that the high bands are not my station's strength, so I kept
going with the hope that the evening would prove better--which it did--although
my first hour on 40M was a real challenge as a line of thunderstorms swept
through Pennsylvania. I have only once before faced noise that loud, so just as
I was getting into the SO2R swing of things, I found myself focused entirely on
one radio as S9 static crashes on the K9AY loop (which was otherwise at an S0 -
S1) made copying even the loudest stations difficult.

One major station improvement here in the past year was replacing my old SO2R
box with the microHAM u2R. Particularly given the antennas I have (low, single
element antennas), I try to adhere strictly to an "ABC" principle
("always be calling [CQ or another station]", and the combination of
the u2R and N1MM+ performed flawlessly without a single misfire or hiccup as I
bounced between bands or interrupted CQs (and, let's face it, I do a great deal
of interrupting CQs around here as the overwhelming majority of my QSOs come via
S&P). The bottom line is that this setup made SO2R a real joy to operate,
even around 4 AM local time.

It was great to work so many familiar and skilled ops. I hope I'll be a more
frequent participant in the remainder of this year's contests, but I already
have next year's IARU HF Championship dates blocked on the calendar.

Rigs: K3S, K3
160M: 80M-L
80M: 1/4 wavelength inverted L
40M: dipole at 35 ft.
20M: inverted Vs (NE/SW & E/W), apex at 35 ft.
15M: inverted V, apex at 35 ft.
10M: inverted V, apex at 35 ft.
RX: K9AY loops (2)

Thanks to everyone for the QSOs!

WXØB(AD5Q)   SOABCW HP   1,076,5402016-07-13 20:27:00
Looking at the forecasts before the contest, I saw the high K-index and sunny
skies for all weekend (with no sunspots). I expected the long delayed openings
on 15, but not the QRN which increased all afternoon. The weather forecast was
dead wrong. I finally looked out the window when there was a flash of lightning
since I can't hear thunder with the homebrew headphones I used. It had been
raining for some time, which explained the constant QRN on 15. I pulled the
coax and rotor plugs and took a half hour of down time.

The 80M opening to EU was the best I've ever heard it, and several of the HQ
mults were easily logged. As for the other bands, I was mostly pre-occupied
with an experiment: interleaved runs. With the K-index at 4 it was a good
contest to try this, especially on the stateside runs.

I'm sure many of you have seen the video of ZF2MJ in the last CQWW. Here is the

Though I was intrigued by the high QSO rates, I felt the hardware setup could
be greatly simplified for less operator fatigue. The use of two keyboards and
monitors requires the constant shifting and reorientation of hands and eyeballs
between them, along with a more retro method of SO2R switching which must be
homebrewed. There are also separate keyer paddles and a little box with lights,
which tells the op which keyboard to use. I thought of a software-only solution
to this which would work with an existing SO2R setup. In a very complusive way
I wanted to do 2 things: 1) Code it. 2) Try it. I wrote the code late last year
as a new "scenario" in WinTest and labeled it "Dueling ESM",
which is exactly what it is.

Operation differs from conventional Dueling CQ in that a new QSO can be
commenced immediately while another is ongoing: interleaved. Entry for both
radios is entered into the same fields onscreen (the "primary" side).
The background colors of these fields change to indicate which radio you are
copying, and the only time you need to know this is when you have to tweak an
RIT. Mostly, you just keep banging in callsigns and pressing ENTER.
Transmitter, headphone and log switching is fully automatic. INS & PLUS are
still fully supported. When stations answer on both bands it is more intense,
but actually great fun - not difficult at all. The correct word is

Prior to the contest I had almost no experience in using this method. If two
PC's are used, it's possible to practice your technique using a copy of Morse
Runner on each PC. I did not see a way to practice interleaving using a single
copy of Morse Runner, so the only way to acquire this skill is in a real
contest. I tried it briefly in the ARRL CW and it worked. I had started an EU
run on 20 a half hour before sunrise, and interleaved some 160M run Q's with JA
at the SR peak without giving up my frequency on 20. The right contest for a
more extensive test, however, was this one - with the K-index at 4.

I was running on two bands for most of this contest, especially trolling for
situations where I could do a lot of interleaving. These periods were usually
brief. I never did get the rate over 300, which would have required two bands
running at 150+/hr at the same time. We didn't get that, so I'm a bit
disappointed. At slower rates, dueling ESM more closely resembles dueling CQ -
and with the same drawbacks: When running on 2 bands, you aren't tuning other
bands or checking propagation with the 2nd radio (missed mults and missed

Another problem is that some runs are easier to do than others. In some you
need lots of fills (weak sigs, bad QRN, EU's calling out of turn, etc). These
contacts require a lot of attention and too much time, and this kills the rate
on both runs. It is also possible to leave an ongoing QSO twisting in the wind
as you dig out a call on the opposite radio, but I don't think that happened.
When interleaving two runs, it's important that both runs be easy copy and
fairly orderly. If these conditions aren't met, it's probably better to stick
with conventional SO2R and pounce the 2nd radio. These are the things I
learned, and my score is significantly lower than it would have been without
all the experimenting - both in Q's and mults.

I also got the bugs out - AFTER the contest. These caused me to fumble a few
QSO's, so, sorry. Any time I needed to use the paddle, it would key the wrong
radio. The easy fix was to add functionality to the ESCape key to switch it to
the primary. The other problem was a loophole (forgetting to press ENTER) where
I would answer a caller on the wrong radio, then CQ in his face (one time) and
work him on the 2nd try. I think I've eliminated the wrong radio situations and
made this easy. This can't happen anymore.

So I have a new tool, and will use it only when the situation is right. The
next sunspot peak (when both 10 & 15 are running EU's all morning) comes to

Roy -- AD5Q
KEØHQZ   M/S LP   38,6362016-07-13 21:02:20
Multi op ... single TX in South Dakota via KJ5Y op from Texas and
KE0HWZ op from Colorado
AT1HQ   Headquarters HP   2,132,1272016-07-14 01:07:19
We knew from the beginning that this was going to be a hard grind when we had
many spotless days leading up to the contest. IARU is not a rate contest except
for brief periods when we have a solid opening to a major population area; which
is usually EU for us here in the subcontinent. The fact that it is monsoon here
with heavy rains means only the most hardy souls willingly volunteer to operate

This year we had a team of 8 ops across 3 cities who were networked via a cloud
server that made operating fun. Propagation varied vastly with VU2RCT enjoying
some great openings compared to the rest who were further inland in Bangalore
or up along the coast in Mumbai. 10m was dead all of Saturday and only came to
life in the last hour of the contest on Sunday where we managed to squeeze out
a few hundred QSOs. 15m was flat by Sunday afternoon despite showing promise on
the previous evening. 20m was noisy all the time and proved to be a test of
patience and hearing. Fairly strong opening on 40m and the gray line yielded
some good mults. But we still lack a good 40m phone station and hope to fill
that void by next year. When it all ended it was clear the we lost about 700
QSOs on 15m and 10m due to conditions. Hopefully we will have stronger low band
performance next year.


This year we decided to network the stations spread across India on a WAN using
VPN links. The plan was to have central copy of N1MM+ as the Master log on the
cloud and with a VPN server for remote stations to connect. Hamachi VPN was
considered as an option but we need to buy a license for more than 5 users - we
had 9 computers. We then tried setting up an Amazon AWS Windows Server running a
N1MM+ master copy for the other stations to connect over VPN. but quickly found
I would need to set up a second server as the VPN gateway machine. After doing
a quick check with Brian N9ADG who had written about a similar setup for CQWW
SSB 2012 - - where he
had mentioned this too, we got one golden nugget - that they had used the
Softether VPN server in that effort. This idea was parked for future

We then went to Microsoft Azure cloud and tried the VPN gateway provided as a
service there - the remote VPN clients were connecting but the N1MM+ network
was not making connections although the machines could be seen in the network
status window as trying to connect. Softether VPN suggested by Brian helped at
this point - we tried this on this Azure cloud based instance of Windows 2012
server and it worked perfectly after a bit of tweaking. VPN Setup was also far
more easier than trying to configure AWS or Azure VPN gateways. Brian N9ADG
also helped with some of the testing to ensure stability of the network. Maybe
some more tweaking would have got the WAN network going but in the interest of
time we decided to go with a hard coded network.

The experience that we had with N1MM+ was that the built in network self
discovery of stations was not working well on VPN - this works quite OK on
local networks which we used during our VU4KV expedition. To fix the issue with
network self discovery over VPN, we decided to go with fixed IP addresses over
VPN and added the computer names and VPN IP addresses to the Network section of
N1MM+. This worked seamlessly - the VPN network only carried the N1MM+ traffic -
all other network adapters and internet connectivity of the client machines
worked as usual. The setup ensured that the client machines easily logged back
on the N1MM network whenever they were stopped for some reason and started

We have written up a user manual for setting up the network and configuring
N1MM+ for the contest for the client side. This Operators setup manual is
complete and was used by the team members who are all non-IT folks! The server
side setup was not documented completely in the rush to get everything going
but we are working on finishing this quickly and share it publicly so others
can use this as an option in future. There is not much reference material
available in the public domain on how to setup this kind of network we use for
IARU HQ stations, hopefully by sharing this detailed step by step manual it
will not be a mystery anymore and others can improve on it. The whole team
really enjoyed the real-time network connectivity and messaging feature of
N1MM+ Logger and will be back next year with a hopefully bigger performance
conditions permitting.

Thanks for the contacts, every single QSO is appreciated. Logs will go to LoTW
shortly and paper QSL via VU2PTT.


The AT1HQ Team
K3CCR   M/S HP   113,2202016-07-14 17:28:57
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care
retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC.

For July 2016 IARU, operators were N3UM and W3GB. Forecast said
propagation best to EU on 20 CW Sat. morning, 20 SSB Sat.
afternoon, and 40 CW after dark, with 15 m. never good. So
we stayed on 20 CW 12-19Z, both running and S&P. Rates were
modest, and many answering our CQs were Zone 8 1-pointers.
Best CW hour on 20 CW was 17-18 Z: 75 Qs, 163 pts.

From 19-2120 Z we did 20 USB with some success: best SSB hr.
126 pts. 20-21 Z. A 2 hr. supper break, then good 20 m. SSB
and CW rates. Great rates on 40 CW starting ~O1 Z: 56 Q/hr
and 180 pts/hr avg. for 2.4 hrs, run and S&P. Tried 80, too
slow to pursue.

We were glad to get 460 Qs in 13.3 hr vs 411 Qs in 15.5 hr.
in 2015, UNTIL we compared final scores: 113 K this year,
178 K last year! QSO points within 2.5%. Problem was MULTS:
11 fewer Zones and 34 fewer HQ stations this year. Lack of
15 m. this year was about half the problem. The rest: we
shoulda spent more time on 40 m. Mults on 20 m. were ~ equal
both years. Hindsight is always 20:20.
WQ5L   SOABCW HP   271,8802016-07-14 18:39:35
Cycle 24 fall down, go boom. 73 de WQ5L
KB7KYK   SOABSSB LP   2,1282016-07-15 15:58:16
Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ
7 LSB 22 44 5 2
14 USB 26 66 6 4
21 USB 2 2 1 1
Total Both 50 112 12 7
Score: 2,128
1 Mult = 2.6 Q's
SP1JQJ   SOABSSB LP   31,1242016-07-16 09:15:13
Band Mode QSOs Pts Mlt
7 LSB 45 45 31
14 USB 116 116 46
21 USB 65 65 33
28 USB 25 25 14
Total Both 251 251 124
Score: 31 124
1 Mult = 2,0 Q's
KP4KE(NP4LW)   SOABMixed QRP   151,9232016-07-16 23:09:37
This is his second contest NP4LW make a good work all by him self
I hope he continue active in contest.
73 & DX de KP4KE

Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
NA 293 60
EU 151 31
SA 26 5
AF 11 2
AS 5 1
OC 4 1
1 0
DAØHQ   Headquarters HP   23,271,4462016-07-17 02:01:21
DC8SG (Jürgen), DD5DD (Harald), DF6JC (Jörg), DF7TH (Joe), DF9IU (Jörg),
DG0OKW (Matthias), DG1ATN (Tobby), DG1HWM (Michael), DG5AA (Rocco), DH1NAX
(Alex), DH1NFJ (Jochen), DH2WQ (Olli), DH7KU (Csaba), DH7WW (Uli), DJ1RP
(Ralf), DJ1TH (Theresa), DJ1YFK (Fabian), DJ2QV (Maik), DJ6TF (Tom), DJ6ZM
(Hans), DJ7EO (Markus), DJ7TO (Olaf), DJ9AO (Oliver), DJ9KM (Klaus), DK1BT
(Manfred), DK3DM (Heiko), DK3EE (Thomas), DK4WA (Andy), DK5PD (Lothar), DK6SP
(Philipp), DK7AH (Ralf), DK7YY (Falk), DK8YY (Rich), DK9VZ (Wolfgang), DL1AOB
(Hans), DL1AUZ (Rainer), DL1AWD (Dieter), DL1AWI (Wolfgang), DL1DTL (Klaus),
DL1DUO (Micha), DL2AMC (Christian), DL2AQI (Udo), DL2ARD (Oliver), DL2JRM
(Rene), DL2KGW (Wolfgang), DL2OE (Michael), DL2SAX (Harald), DL3ALI (Detlef),
DL3ANK (Norbert), DL3DXX (Dietmar), DL3KO (Robert), DL4KQ (Frank), DL4UNY
(André), DL5ANT (Ben), DL5AOJ (Uwe), DL5AOL (Olaf), DL5AWI (Gerhard), DL5AXX
(Ulf), DL5LYM (Tom), DL5MLO (Mario), DL5SE (Dan), DL6FBL (Ben), DL6SAK
(Annette), DL6WT (Jürgen), DL7CH (Christian), DL7UGN (Mike), DL7RSM (Michael),
DL7VOA (Robert), DL7ZZ (Andi), DL8AKA (Volker), DL8AKI (Sigi), DL8ALU (Lu),
DL8AUA (Michael), DL8BH (Bernhard), DL8LAS (Andree), DL9AWI (Erik), DM8HH
(Henning), DO2FD (Dani), DO5KOL (Konstantin), DO9EE (Luis)
DXØHQ   Headquarters HP   1,770,7202016-07-17 04:04:41
DX0HQ is the HQ station of the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA)
AC2FA   SOABCW LP   5982016-07-17 14:20:14
K2@100 watts.
Thanks for the Q's.
S54O   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   168,2602016-07-19 05:18:02
Ts590 + 500W (IC2KL)
Dipole 160m
dipole 80m
vertical 40m
3el ECO 20 - 10m
OPØHQ   Headquarters HP   9,511,7202016-07-19 12:28:35
More radio clubs of the UBA than ever participated in this year OP0HQ effort. We
are glad with the result taking into account the lower number of sun spots and
the poor conditions. It has been fun again! 73
K5TR   SOABSSB HP   1,309,4302016-07-19 22:46:53
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Zones

160SSB 3 3 5 2 1
80SSB 37 37 95 8 9
40SSB 669 665 2175 36 34
20SSB 1399 1356 4002 29 29
15SSB 247 243 707 15 12
10SSB 28 28 94 4 6

Totals 2383 2332 7078 94 91

Final Score = 1309430 points.

Finally getting around to posting this score - I did the contest and
then went on vacation for a week.

Conditions were difficult again this year - but maybe less so than
last year. The low bands were very noisy here in Texas. I did not do
a very good job of rounding up mults on 160 or 80. I just let 160 go
a bit late before trying to find someone to move there for some easy
zones. Many fine scores out there - W7WA always doing a great job from
out west - this contest is very hard the further you are from mult
rich Europe.

2x Elecraft K3 radios (tnx k5ot)
2x AL-1500 amps
trlinux -

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

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

40 - 4 element yagi at 120'
- Cushcraft 40-2CD at 87'
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long

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

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

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

HR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOTAL
-- ----- ------- -------- -------- -------- -------- ------ ---------
12 --- --- 6/4 96/12 3/3 --- 105/19 105/19
13 --- --- --- 142/8 7/4 --- 149/12 254/31
14 --- --- --- 138/1 26/4 --- 164/5 418/36
15 --- --- --- 136/0 53/1 --- 189/1 607/37
16 --- --- --- 91/1 18/2 13/3 122/6 729/43
17 --- --- --- 15/5 30/4 --- 45/9 774/52
18 --- --- --- 97/2 55/2 --- 152/4 926/56
19 --- --- --- 89/1 35/3 --- 124/4 1050/60
20 --- --- --- 120/0 10/3 3/3 133/6 1183/66
21 --- --- --- 57/14 --- 12/4 69/18 1252/84
22 --- --- --- 91/4 3/1 --- 94/5 1346/89
23 --- --- --- 83/3 3/0 --- 86/3 1432/92
0 --- --- 18/12 74/3 --- --- 92/15 1524/107
1 --- --- 24/11 94/2 --- --- 118/13 1642/120
2 --- 3/3 167/10 3/0 --- --- 173/13 1815/133
3 --- 4/2 91/8 7/1 --- --- 102/11 1917/144
4 --- 1/1 71/3 6/0 --- --- 78/4 1995/148
5 --- 4/3 29/0 13/1 --- --- 46/4 2041/152
6 --- 3/1 53/5 3/0 --- --- 59/6 2100/158
7 2/2 12/3 25/4 --- --- --- 39/9 2139/167
8 1/1 1/0 26/1 --- --- --- 28/2 2167/169
9 --- 6/1 28/2 --- --- --- 34/3 2201/172
10 --- 1/1 74/4 --- --- --- 75/5 2276/177
11 --- 2/2 53/6 1/0 --- --- 56/8 2332/185
D1 0/0 0/0 6/4 1155/51 243/27 28/10 1432/92
D2 3/3 37/17 659/66 201/7 0/0 0/0 900/93
TO 3/3 37/17 665/70 1356/58 243/27 28/10 2332/185

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
1200 0 0 6 96 3 0 105 105 4.5
1300 0 0 0 142 7 0 149 254 10.9
1400 0 0 0 138 26 0 164 418 17.9
1500 0 0 0 136 53 0 189 607 26.0
1600 0 0 0 91 18 13 122 729 31.3
1700 0 0 0 15 30 0 45 774 33.2
1800 0 0 0 97 55 0 152 926 39.7
1900 0 0 0 89 35 0 124 1050 45.0
2000 0 0 0 120 10 3 133 1183 50.7
2100 0 0 0 57 0 12 69 1252 53.7
2200 0 0 0 91 3 0 94 1346 57.7
2300 0 0 0 83 3 0 86 1432 61.4
0000 0 0 18 74 0 0 92 1524 65.4
0100 0 0 24 94 0 0 118 1642 70.4
0200 0 3 167 3 0 0 173 1815 77.8
0300 0 4 91 7 0 0 102 1917 82.2
0400 0 1 71 6 0 0 78 1995 85.5
0500 0 4 29 13 0 0 46 2041 87.5
0600 0 3 53 3 0 0 59 2100 90.1
0700 2 12 25 0 0 0 39 2139 91.7
0800 1 1 26 0 0 0 28 2167 92.9
0900 0 6 28 0 0 0 34 2201 94.4
1000 0 1 74 0 0 0 75 2276 97.6
1100 0 2 53 1 0 0 56 2332 100.0
Total 3 37 665 1356 243 28 2332

Gross QSOs=2383 Dupes=51 Net QSOs=2332

Unique callsigns worked = 1843

The best 60 minute rate was 197/hour from 1506 to 1605
The best 30 minute rate was 218/hour from 1534 to 1603
The best 10 minute rate was 252/hour from 1543 to 1552

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 2 times.
6 QSOs/minute 8 times.
5 QSOs/minute 34 times.
4 QSOs/minute 89 times.
3 QSOs/minute 212 times.
2 QSOs/minute 346 times.
1 QSOs/minute 416 times.

There were 422 bandchanges and 178 (7.6%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

Multi-band QSOs
1 bands 1452
2 bands 315
3 bands 59
4 bands 13
5 bands 3
6 bands 1

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:


------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
QSOs 0 5 389 987 60 11

1. 08 1121
2. 06 324
3. 07 252
4. 45 94
5. 28 89
6. 04 75
7. 11 36
8. 27 30
9. 12 28
10. 37 27
11. 15 18
12. 02 17
13. 14 14
14. 59 14
15. 61 12
16. 09 11
17. 29 9
18. 03 8
19. 13 7
20. 54 7
OZ1HQ   Headquarters HP   12,102,9122016-07-22 12:09:58
Meet us in the next Contest.
Vy 73 de OZ1BII Henning
N7VS   SOABMixed QRP   1,0262016-07-22 19:04:57
Operated QRP mobile. Rig was an Elecraft KX3 with 5watts output to Hustler
mobile antennas. QTH was Sisters,Oregon during their annual quilt show. Also
operated for awhile from McKenzie Pass, but had to leave due to bad weather.
YY4KCV   SOAB(A)SSB LP   642016-07-24 13:26:06
[log removed from comments]

CLUB: Radio Club Venezolano Caracas
NAME: Marcos Corro
ADDRESS: P.o Box 2571 ZP 2117
ADDRESS: Palo Negro Estado Aragua
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5796.0
EF4HQ   Headquarters HP   24,154,7402016-07-26 00:09:30
IR1G(IZ1LBG)   SOAB(A)Mixed HP   3,031,8342016-07-27 12:32:39
Despite condition, with poor condition to NA for the whole contest, I finished
with a reduction of the score of only 10% rspect to last year score.

I'm very happy to broke the 2400 QSO barrier for the first time in a 24 hours
contest, mostly thanks to a huge sporadic-E opening on 10m and 15m and more
EU-EU QSO. Overall just two hours with less than 100 QSO.

Thanks to all IQ1RY team to let me use the station.

Thanks to all for QSO!
Hope to see all during the EU HF!

Filippo IZ1LBG
LS4AA   Headquarters HP   7,120,2042016-07-31 17:26:11
Thanks to all for the QSOs.

Worked 5 stations:
Bands: 20, 80 & 160 Phone 15, 40, 80 & 160 CW. LS4AA/F

Bands: 10 & 40 Phone LS4AA/H

Band: 15 Phone LS4AA/D

Band: 20 CW LS4AA/H

Band: 10 CW LS4AA/D

Thanks to all the team for your time and good work during the contest.

LS4 Special prefix commemorating the 200th anniversary of the independence of
Argentina. QSL via LU4AA

FB Contest, CU the next year.
73 de Diego - LU8ADX
RCA Team Leader - IARU Contest
VU2DED   SOABMixed LP   22,5762016-08-01 00:04:48
Working conditions: Icom IC-707, barefoot with trap Dipole antenna, 40M through
10M and Yaesu antenna Tuner FC-700.

See you next year.
Mumbai - India
OL5Y   SOAB(A)CW LP   1,043,9592016-08-07 12:24:24
Thanks to all for calling!
ANT: 3el tribander ECO @ 19m, stack of SpiderBeams @ 17+25m, 2-el Quad for 40m
@ 25m, Inv. V for 40/80/160m @ 19m, SAL 30
RIG: 2x IC756 + microHAM MK2R+
HA3DX(HA4XH)   SOABSSB LP   1,199,2802016-08-08 13:25:10
Antennas : 5 el monobander Long John Yagis for 28-21-14MHz/ Bisquare antennas
3pcs for14MHz (NW-SE/W-E/SW-NE)/ 4el Slovenian Quad for 28-21-14MHz / Lazy-H
antennas for 7 MHZ (NW-SE/SW-NE) / Delta loops for 3,5MHz (SW-NE)/NW/SE/ Delta
loops for 1.8-Mhz (NW-SE/SW-NE) / K9AY
A bit less QSO's and multipliers logged. Very poor low band conditions this
year and poor DX openings on high bands but better EU activity instead. This
results some 250K less final scores. Thanks for all QSO's! 73's Charlie HA4XH
OL6HQ   Headquarters HP   20,234,3202016-08-09 07:01:29

Thanks all for QSO.