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VA7ST   SOAB HP   3232017-06-18 01:54:47
Sure miss the good old days when Japan provided endless runs of stations.
Haven't seen that in a very long time. Very slim pickings this weekend across
the Pacific.

-- Bud VA7ST
 
W6RW   SOAB HP   47,1202017-06-18 07:04:56
Decided to jump in and have some fum. Sure wish that the bands were better! GO
ARIZONA OUTLAWS!!!
 
KN4Y   SOAB LP   552017-06-18 11:37:23
Got up early and on the air. Up and down the band, only heard a few Asian
stations, listened all day - nothing. Guess Florida panhandle not the location
for this contest.
 
W6SX   SOAB HP   5042017-06-18 12:44:49
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, N1MM+
 
LY5W   SOAB HP   156,0002017-06-18 14:50:02
ALL ASIAN CW CONTEST - LY5W
Band QSOs Pts WPX Pt/Q
1,8 7 21 6 3,0
3,5 31 62 23 2,0
7 94 94 68 1,0
14 213 213 120 1,0
21 74 74 61 1,0
28 28 56 22 2,0
Total 447 520 300 1,2
Score: 156.000
Enough - just for fun and check some antenna's
Only 15 hours on the air.
CountryPrefix, 1,8, 3,5, 7, 14, 21, 28, Tot, Accum
3W, , , , 1, , , 1, 1
4J, , , , 1, 1, 1, 3, 4
4L, , , 1, , , , 1, 5
4X, , 1, 1, 6, 3, 3, 14, 19
5B, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 11, 30
9M2, , , 3, 3, 1, , 7, 37
9V, , , 1, , 1, , 2, 39
A4, , , 1, , 1, , 2, 41
A6, , , 1, , , , 1, 42
BV, , , , 2, , , 2, 44
BY, , , 6, 11, 1, 1, 19, 63
EX, , , 1, 1, , , 2, 65
HL, , , , 2, , , 2, 67
HS, , , 5, 6, 8, 1, 20, 87
HZ, , , , 1, 1, 1, 3, 90
JA, , 5, 27, 125, 27, , 184, 274
JT, , 1, 1, 2, 1, , 5, 279
TA, , , , , 1, 1, 2, 281
UA, , , , 1, , , 1, 282
UA9, 6, 19, 34, 42, 19, 17, 137, 419
UK, , 2, 2, , , , 4, 423
UN, , 1, 5, 5, 5, 1, 17, 440
VR, , , 1, , 1, , 2, 442
VU, , , 2, 2, 1, , 5, 447
Total, 7, 31, 94, 213, 74, 28, 447, 447
5 Band QSO = 5B/DL6JF, R8WF RT9L, RU9TN, UA9CTT,
6 Band QSO = P3X, R8TT, RC9A, RM9A,
Day, 1,8, 3,5, 7, 14, 21, 28, Tot, Accum
2017-06-17, 7, 24, 77, 128, 5, 12, 253, 253
2017-06-18, , 7, 17, 85, 69, 16, 194, 447
Total, 7, 31, 94, 213, 74, 28, 447, 447
 
NA6O(@N6RO)   SOSB/20 HP   47,2912017-06-18 15:08:45
K3, ACOM-2000A, Yagi stack, N1MM+

First time that I've "owned" 20m CW at N6RO. This year's score is
wayyy down from the last few years where K3EST was the operator... by a factor
of three. Gee, was it the conditions, or was it me? What I do know is that
there were seven hours with three or fewer QSOs during my BIC time. Had an
especially hard time working the Middle East. No sign of the band being open
all night. Still, I had a good time here at Radio Oakley, as always. Thanks to
Ken for use of the station and to Bob for the late-night conversation.
 
K7XC   SOSB/20 HP   2662017-06-18 15:21:19
Not a full effort due to feeling a bit under the weather. Overall poor to
mediocre conditions but found a few interesting countries like JT5 & 9M2 to
make one smile. Station here consisted of an old IC-746, AL-80B @ 750W, 3
Element Home Brew Monoband Yagi atop 40' of AB-577 Heavy Duty Military Surplus
Mast. Would have operated on 40M had I felt up to it. Love those Low Band JA
signals in the middle of the night. Next time...

73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09jh... sk
 
CT1DRB   SOAB LP   1,2922017-06-18 15:22:57
Fine contest but did not have plenty of time on it.
 
K8IA   SOSB/40 HP   64,4522017-06-18 15:31:34
QSO's Per Country
5B - 1
9M2 - 3
9V - 1
BV -1
BY - 13
HL - 11
HS - 7
JA - 442
JT - 1
UA9 - 11
VR - 1
-------------
Total - 492

I am back doing a SO40 in AACW after a seven year layoff from that entry
category. An unusual propagation and local noise cndx weekend, prompting me at
no time to think I would have a score near 500 qso's. I had 309 q's the first
night and 183 the second night.

SFI/SSN was in the 75/28 range the entire contest with A-index between 15 and
28 most of the weekend. K ranged from 2 to 5. Lot's of absorption and QSB.
Solar Winds ranged from 344 to 570.

For a short while on this first night, QSB was so rapid that sent consecutively
sent cw characters were varying by over 10 dB. Not a steady diet of copying fun,
for sure. That was so unusual to me that I thought maybe something had worked
loose on the 40m beam and was causing the QSB. But, no, as it was prevalent on
other antennas switched to listen on. Very strange. Fortunately,it went away
after 10-15 minutes and left me with the usual QSB, hi.

But cndx eased off on both nights and some short, but productive, runs were to
be had. But, unusually, the best Run hours were a hour or two later than I
normally experience here to JA. Band noise varied from a debilitating S5 to a
wonderful S0 making Runs possible, and the lesser equipped Asian stations
easily were logged.

All in all, this wasn't my best qso year, but with the decent 131 multiplier it
was my best scoring year in a AA CW. One noticeable highlight was 5 HS stations
worked the first night, and 7 total, about twice what I usually do on 40m.
Great to see enthusiastic activity from there again.

Another noticeable fact is how old the contesting population is getting. Take
away the above 65 yo competitors, and none have us have much to work. Sad to
see and I have no brilliant solution.

The "station two" here at the K8IA/N7RQ/N7AT Arizona Outlaw Hideout
was in play this time. During or N7AT M/2 action, that station never gets any
time on 40m, so this was a great opportunity rectify that oversight. Since
we're still in the market for Sandy's (N7RQ} new equipment we were lucky to get
some loaner gear from a couple of N7AT Outlaw ops, since last CQWW CW. In play
"at station two" is a K3 (Tnx Outlaw Dave K2SS. Love that newer 200
Hz 6-pole filter!) and a AL-1500 (Tnx Outlaw Lou K1YR). Antenna is my 15 yr old
M-Squared 40M3L at only 71'. Everything worked great!

Thirteen hours of ups and downs, but I can't wait until next years AACW. Tnx to
JARL for continuing to sponsor a great event.


73, Bob K8IA
 
HSØZIA   SOSB/40 HP   111,7202017-06-18 16:28:11
The AA is always a fun contest with a great exchange. Summer conditions are
always interesting but 40 seemed to have the most promise and I need the night
time practice. No Africa. PY, LU and CX in SA and only the big West coast
contest stations as far East as K0BJ. No VE or KL7. Murphy struck only once
when the shack breaker tripped and it took a while to isolate the problem to a
blown AC line filter on the PC...Thanks for all the Qs through the static
crashes.

Flex 6700/Maestro
SPE 1.3k
N1MM+
3el/3el @ 23/46m, 2 el @ 21m
 
KJ5Y(MMØLID)   SOAB HP   23,8562017-06-18 16:43:48
Well that was tough!

I had to work very hard to get those Q's
Propagation was absolutely dreadful. and I think lots of the Asian guys were
experiencing the same and closed down early!

Typical, in the weeks leading up this, the bands were producing very loud JA
and Asia sigs and come kick off they were awful.
Nothing worked on 80 and 15 was extremely poor. I had to check the antenna
several times thinking the problem was on my end!

Thanks to all and everyone for the patience.
Especially HS0ZCW for the extreme patience in getting the call and exchange.
Band was really tough!

See you next time around.
Praying for better bands!

73 De Scott
MM0LID operating as KJ5Y
 
WØDLE   SOAB HP   33,6692017-06-18 16:52:22
40 meters was most productive. Had trouble into SEA on 20. 15 surprised me with
a few JA contacts. Ran HP using a 500 watt SS amp. Since there is no LP
category in this contest, I decided to run a little more power and make the
contest more interesting.
 
N6ZFO   SOAB HP   98,3282017-06-18 16:52:52
Equipment: FT-1000MP MkV into AL-80.
Innov/K7NV/Force12 Multi-mono beam; 40m DE Zepp at 75ft AGL

Comments: Generally OK conditions with over-the-pole openings on 20 late Fri
and Sat providing UA9 and other QSO's; just not many stations to work. . no
Turkey, India or Lebanon heard; did work Cyprus (P3X) and Israel; a 7Z1 (Saudi
Arabia) Sunday morning on 20 went QRT before I could work him. Rates of over
100 on both 80 and 40m Sunday morning starting at 1200Z boosted point total
rapidly, especially the 80m 2-pointers. 160 did not seem worth the QSY.
Always a pleasure to work the very courteous JA's . . some JA's almost too
meticulous. Thus if I hear JA0XYZ and it's really JA0XCZ, the station often
just keeps completely quiet instead of correcting the call or saying
"XCZ?". Very minor annoyance, though. . these are great operators by
and large, with the youngest being 18 and the oldest 90. OK don't know about the
two "00's" worked. QSO's with JA3JM on 20 and 80m are noted: Akio was
my first DX QSO in spring of 1956 when I first got on the 15m novice band as
KN6OPI still have his QSL from that first contact. He's a little ahead of me,
sending "81" in the exchange.

Very pleased to have made a reasonable effort in this one after Rusty, W6OAT,
re-kindled NCCC's interest in All-Asia a couple or three years ago. Will be
back for the SSB version.

73 Bill n6zfo
 
N3QE   SOSB/20 HP   252017-06-18 17:01:49
Conditions started getting better in last couple of hours. 2 JA's, 2 4X's, one
JT.
 
K7ABV   SOSB/20 HP   9182017-06-18 17:04:57
Band not in good shape, also did not have time to listen, thanks for the q's and
hope next year for good conditions and more q's...
 
KD6WKY   SOSB/20 LP   1202017-06-18 17:06:35
Difficult conditions
 
WN6K   SOAB HP   3,3842017-06-18 17:08:07
Ho Hum - that was outright disastrous...signals were in my baseboards. I grew a
year older by the time I pulled the exchanges out of the mud. Some T88 kept
calling my CQs - p.s. YOU ARE NOT IN ASIA!!! But thanks for trying.

WN6K, Paul
 
N6RO   SOSB/15 HP   4002017-06-18 17:09:06
Unable to get on until 22Z Sunday. 15m sigs weak +QSB. Could only hear JAs.
More significant scores from K3EST(40) and NA6O (20) at other positions in the
station.
 
N5AW   SOAB HP   19,1522017-06-18 17:28:07
Not the greatest of conditions. Made over 1/3 of m totaly contacts on 40 meters
in one hour Sunday morning. Very marginal opening to JA on 15.
 
ZM4G(ZL2IFB)   SOSB/15 HP   10,2202017-06-18 17:34:29
This was cluster-ASSISTED, not that it made much difference to me. I spotted
all I could hear when S&Peeing. Path opened nicely to JA but tough going
to the rest of Asia.

Strangely, I feel older every year :-)

Eqpt: K3, Alpha 87a @ 1kW, 5 ele monobander @ 16m on 260m hilltop QTH in rural
NZ.
 
N6SS   SOSB/10 HP   602017-06-18 17:40:19
Rig: K3, Alpha 99
Ants: 8EL OWA Yagi up 27m, 6EL LFA Yagi up 15m

Tough contest!
 
VE7YU   SOAB LP   5042017-06-18 17:49:14
Nothing heard on 10. Lots of JA's heard on 15 but very weak
73
Gord

K3,20M EDZ,N1MM, NAP3
 
WJ9B   SOSB/40 HP   56,7722017-06-18 17:56:29
....mostly JA stations of course. I did more S&P this time looking for rare
Asian stations but still worked my JA friends...most of them about my age. I
did work one 17 year-old, the youngest, and one 90 year-old, the oldest.

73, wj9b
 
K9DR   SOAB LP   562017-06-18 18:07:48
I'm almost embarrassed to submit this. Didn't get on until Saturday afternoon
and couldn't believe how bad conditions were. My son hadn't finished running
the 240 Volt circuit to the ham shack, so was limited to 100 Watts from the K3.
Didn't hear much and couldn't work everything I heard. Not a single JA heard
on 10 or 15 Meters. Antennas are a D3 rotary dipole for 10, 15 & 20 at 50'.
Inverted Vees on 40 & 80 with apex at 45'. Hope to improve antenna
situation later this summer after shoulder replacement surgery has healed. Dan
- K9DR
 
W7RN(K5RC)   M/S HP   10,9202017-06-18 18:26:41
Very disappointing conditions and activity after winning Multi-Multi last year
for NA
 
K7JQ   SOAB HP   4372017-06-18 18:45:16
Just got on a bit to test my screwdriver antenna on the backyard steel view
fence (counterpoise) in relation to my noisy attic dipoles. Depending on the
band, noise levels were down 3-5 S-units...I could actually hear stuff now! I
ran about 350W out of the amp to avoid any RFI problems.

Only S&P (all JA's), I worked the normal big signal(and a few medium
signal) runners in the short time I was on 40M (0900-1000Z Sat morning). Lots
of QSB and flutter. The three 20M Q's were just after the start of the contest,
and were barely discernible.

The screwdriver will be back on the hill late September, but should suffice for
Summer operations...Field Day and IARU coming up. Thanks for the (limited) Q's.

73, Bob K7JQ
 
VE3UTT   SOAB HP   4,2002017-06-18 18:51:29
K3 / Optibeam

Conditions very poor on Saturday going to poor Sunday.

hope all had fun.
 
KM4HI   SOAB HP   4802017-06-18 18:57:39
Ole sol blew the propagation away .. again. Conditions didn't warrant
spending much time in this one. Thanks to the Asian DX that pulled me
through from Florida. 1- JT, 2-RM9, 21- JA

73 de Jim KM4HI

"Don't let the sun catch ya cryin'"
 
K3EST(@N6RO)   SOSB/40 HP   82,0762017-06-18 19:35:57
Good activity from Far East. No Middle east heard. Only Pacific rim UA0...heard
UN5GM but could not break thru JAs calling. Thanks to Ken,N6RO for the nice
hospitality and Gary, NA6O for long conversations during slow times.
73
Bob, K3EST
 
HSØZLM   SOAB HP   149,8842017-06-18 19:42:08
Good condx in Asia but poor to EU and US
 
WA8WZG   SOAB HP   6672017-06-18 19:46:18
Only spent 3 hours on contest, conditions on 20 meters were poor during the time
I had to operate. only S and P but was able to work everything I heard.
Looking forward to the SSB portion. Will have more time, and MAYBE not so hot
!! 114 F at my QTH today..
 
NX6T   M/S HP   215,6702017-06-18 19:54:39
Very poor condx and and seemed like participation by JAs was way down.
This was father's day weekend in USA so many OPs not available. Please move
contest back to 2nd weekend in June !
 
N8OO   SOAB HP   123,3362017-06-18 22:20:45
Look like contesters is last Mohikans .....no young operators , even i have
qso with 14 year old boy ....but majority ops. 65........
73! Vic N8OO
 
LZ5EE   SOAB LP   9,4772017-06-19 00:51:04
On high bands only.
I testing new equipment - ECO tribander on 18 m Westower (only 12 m in this
test), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJErHXPh_Ro&t=302s
Exceptional difference compared to windom... I hear JA's like they are in the
shack near to me...
Thanks for patients om's, I need some power, maybe...
 
EA5FR(@EA5RS)   SOAB HP   160,7682017-06-19 02:19:28
Are we getting older or younger?

73! Yuri
 
K4BAI   SOSB/20 HP   6902017-06-19 04:56:29
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX. I intended to be SOAB, but heard no Asian
signals on any band other than 20M. Worked 4Z4DX only outside Japan. Heard no
other western Asia signals. 20M was fair to Japan the first morning and pretty
good to Japan the second. Thanks for the QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
 
DU3T   SOAB HP   832,4602017-06-19 07:16:58
Thanks to the improved antenna on 40m I managed to improve my 2016 claim.
Condx were not very exciting but there is an upside to this : less EU and NA
callers who think that DU3T is an Asian station, while in fact we are in OC.
Also thanks to the many JA callers who largely made this score possible.

See you in 2018 !

Ron, DU3T
 
9A3R   SOSB/20 LP   8,7402017-06-19 12:08:00
YAESU FT-950 100 W
ANT: 2 el wire beam
 
N8EA   SOSB/20 Silver   122017-06-19 14:28:52
I sent genuine 73s. 73 joe
 
K7QA   SOSB/20 LP   2,1962017-06-19 22:19:59
Band condx out here were....close to abysmal. Only had a few hours to work 20
both days but did manage to work 9M2 and quite a few Chinese and Russians
beyond the usual JAs. DU really should be Asia. Had planned to work some low
band early morning action but my time got repurposed on honeydue projects.
73, Tom
 
N9RV   SOAB HP   152,1602017-06-20 19:14:51
Bad weather = more operating than planned. 40 meters was decent, other bands
were challenging. Thanks for all the QSOs.
 
N6PN   SOAB LP   20,3842017-06-24 09:06:27
First contest using the HF6V vertical at the new QTH.
 
OG6N(OH6NIO)   SOAB HP   78,4222017-06-25 14:15:58
Part time operation. Unfortunately the propagation was quite poor.