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KØHB   SOAB Classic HP   325,5802013-10-26 22:16:23
Is it 1958 again?
 
4O3A   SOAB Classic HP   4,700,0002013-10-27 03:15:02
Due to death in family had to stop and to leave Montenegro with first plane.
Just passed 5Milo when got SMS with sad news about the death of a loved person.
Had to leave station and to travel on the first plane for funeral.

Station is completely redesigned and it looks to be final. All I nad on mind is
implemented and full functional, with new SSC XL controllers. Manipulation is
really a peace of cake.

Looking forward to the and of contest to see what will be new CR2X's EU record.
Excellent propagation, wide open bands and amazing signals from West Coast on
high band.
Looks like aurora left North Pole this weekend finally opening chance to Arkala
for great score?

73
Ranko
 
EA6/G4MKP   SOSB(A)/40 HP   8,9242013-10-27 04:01:21
Entering SOSB(A) 40m. Log submitted with other band QSOs. Thanks for the Qs
everyone.

Cheers,

Terry/G4MKP
 
M3W(G4FAL)   SOAB Classic HP   901,4702013-10-27 04:02:14
Forecast very high winds led to a change of plan to 24 hours operating only.

Aerials all have to be taken down or they might come down of their own accord!
 
KG9Z   SOSB/40 HP   14,5352013-10-27 05:38:21
Inv "V" @ 40 ft. 400 watts (AL-811) Rig FT-1000MP MKV. Had fun!
 
HSØZIA   SOSB/10 LP   594,6582013-10-27 08:35:22
One of the K0XG guy rings has developed a problem so I cannot rotate my antennas
very far, and until that can be repaired I have stopped my normal multi-op
style. Ten has always been my favorite band. The night before the contest I had
a nice QSO on 10 with K1WHS about 2 hours after our local sunset and the band
seemed so hot I decided to go single band to savor the great conditions - and
other than a 1 hour power failure I was not disappointed! I did a lot of
S&P and really enjoyed getting thanked for the double mult call ins. 10 is
a bit brutal on the ears here especially in the morning due to the band being
filled with all manner of AM carriers, wide band tones and loud pops and clicks
so sorry for all the repeats and the callers I couldn't copy. Thanks for all the
Qs and a fun contest.

















.
 
KØRI   SOAB Classic LP   742,0002013-10-27 08:56:08
IC-7600 to OCF diploe and C-19XR.Excellent high band condx - "like old
times"
 
W7ZR   SOAB Classic HP   2,114,3242013-10-27 09:15:53
This is going to be a fun category. I am afraid I wore my tuning knob out going
up and down bands. First time with receiving loop on 160 and 80. Seemed to
help but I think most were on high bands.
 
K2ZR   SOAB(A) QRP   106,6022013-10-27 09:27:52
Rig:K2 Ants:CF Wire 660' EF Wire 425' 160M Inverted "L" Log: N1MM

Thank goodness 10,15 & 20 were in great shape. 5 Watts works FB on those
bands when HF propagation is in great shape.

73,
Dick/K2ZR
 
AA4NC   SOAB Classic HP   2,410,9322013-10-27 10:38:45
I decided to try the new 24 hour category when I saw how good the conditions
were this weekend. I can at least function after the contest is over! Had lots
of challenges from Murphy in the form of a broken radio and lots of line noise.
 
G3TXF   SOSB/80 HP   144,8942013-10-27 10:53:02
Part-time Single Band 80m entry.

The threat of an impending major storm meant that the 80m antenna (dipole at
90ft on crank-up tower) had to be taken down early on the Sunday morning.

Two 500ft un-terminated Beverages (at right angles) were used for receive.

Due to the reduced operating hours, didn't do as well this time as in my
previous 80m SOSB entry in 2010.

73 - Nigel G3TXF
 
3Z2X(SP2ASJ)   SOSB/10 HP   680,1892013-10-27 10:59:30
Nice contest without internet ..and more info..
Thanks for all for contact during my short vacation in Poland.
73! Jurek
 
N8XX   SOSB/10 QRP   6,2782013-10-27 11:18:03
Started out on 20 meters because I figured 10 would be nil, but it was too
crowded. Wound up on 10 meters. It was buzzing like crazy, and, besides, the
stations in Europe (mainly) and elsewhere (some of he time) could acually hear
me!

Since I had made only one Q on 20 meters, I decided to apply only for 10 meter
contest. I can say that 11 meters (back when it was a novice band) and 10
meters is one band "really for" the QRP ops, because when it is open
you can work the world with 5 watts and a wet noodle.

The 10 metre band stayed open till after local dark, though it was like pulling
hen's teeth to get anyone to hear me after about 2100Z
 
KCØW   SOAB HP   12013-10-27 11:19:54
Wow, that was fun.

As everyone knows ten meters was in FANTASTIC shape!!! Call me Mr. Redundancy
by stating the obvious. I left the 'test MANY times over it's course &
QSYed to 12/10 meters CW for some fun running the European boys.

I (unfortunately) was called by dozens upon dozens of USA stations in CQWW. A
real waste of time & frustrating after about the 80th USA guy calling me. A
lot of guys must need North Dakota on 10 meters SSB. Oh well, it's only a hobby,
right?

The station was firing on all 12 cylinders for my entire operating time.

I will be operating single band, 20 meters, in the near future. The 82' boomed
(yes, eighty two feet) 7 element 20 meter monobander is almost ready to go up. I
had to do a bunch of tower reinforcement so it can hold the first of a total of
four of these monsters. Including ground gain, we are looking at an honest 18
dBd of gain on 20 meters after all is said and done with this single antenna.
At least that is what computer modeling shows, hihi.

See ya in CQWW CW soon & of course everyone's favorite test, Sweepstakes,
where I don't mind being called by USA stations one bit.



As always, the KC0W contesting disclaimer:


*** I contest for the FUN of it from here in North Dakota & not to collect
any
awards, plaques or "wallpaper". I use my general logging program to
track
the total number of QSO's made & leave it at that. This is why I have no
information regarding my total number of mults or a final score.***




Tom KC0W
 
AA7A   SOSB(A)/10 HP   292,5452013-10-27 11:36:13
Operated in my SO2C (Single Operator 2 Contest) mode...10 meters by day and 2m
EME by night.

I have not seen ten meters so good since 2001. I hope things hold out through
November. I will see everyone in CQWW DX CW when the VooDoo Contest Group
assembles in Cyprus to operate as P3F.

73,
Ned
AA7A
 
YT2AAA   SOSB(A)/20 LP   97,0262013-10-27 12:08:06
ICOM-745 + 5m wire on balcony

Work and family obligations prevented me from spending more time in the chair.
Didn't bother at all for calling dx in pile-ups, thus small number of
multipliers.
 
OH4JT   SOSB/80 QRP   1,6742013-10-27 12:14:53
Hello. First QRP contest. Tnx all for big ears :)
FT-920 5W
Vertical
N1MM
 
4L8A   SOSB/15 HP   1,635,7442013-10-27 12:17:48
RIG: TX/RX FT-2000,
PA ACOM1000
ANT OPTIBEAM OB-17/4 (MULTI BAND YAGI)

CU IN CW
73 DE 4L8A
 
N6AJR   SOAB Classic HP   12,9222013-10-27 12:19:28
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 4.2
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: N6AJR
LOCATION: CM98
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: TB-WIRES
CLUB: northern california contest club
CLAIMED-SCORE: 12922
OPERATORS: N6AJR
NAME: tom lish
ADDRESS: 1509 la mesa court
ADDRESS: suisun city, ca
ADDRESS: 94585-3014
EMAIL: catfishtwo@aol.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
EI2CN   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,078,8002013-10-27 12:23:43
K3 + P3
Acom 2000A 1500w Contest power for EI
4 el SteppIR at 80 feet
MicroKeyer II
WinTest

Thanks to all for a great contest.
 
KO7AA   SOAB(A) HP   1,389,1082013-10-27 12:28:12
I don't care much for SSB tests, but could not resist the predicted fantastic
conditions :) It will be a long time before I again work 128 countries on 10M
!

73 Bill in Tucson, AZ
 
N5RZ   SOAB Classic HP   1,825,8482013-10-27 12:39:53
Got off to a late start & played DXer most of the weekend with no real
strategy. K5RZA was at the other operating position so I just took the bands
she wasn't on. Did very little running & got blown away in a lot of
pileups, but was still was fun. Low Bands were very noisy the second night so
got some more sleep. Was getting pretty tired Early Sunday afternoon & saw
my "on" time was close to 24 hours, so decided to submit a Classic
log. Will get some chores done this afternoon & probably make a few Q's
the last hour that won't count for me.

Condx were excellent. I wasn't on 10M very much except for a little bit
Saturday morning for a sweep of the band & a 180 hour into EU. 15M was a
zoo, but was able to squeeze in a couple of fair runs Sunday morning.

Thanks to all for the QSO's & see all the W/VE's in CW Sweepstakes next
weekend.

73, Gator

Rig/Amp: Elecraft K3 SPE Expert 2K-FA

160M: Inverted L
80M: Inverted Vee @ 70'
40M: Rotary dipole @ 50'
20M: 204BA @ 70' on EU, Inverted Vee @ 50' NW/SE
15M: 155CA @ 70' on EU, 153BA Rotary @ 55'
10M: TH6DXX @ 50' Rotary

Hi-Z 8 circle RX array used on 160 80 50

N1MM Logging Software.
 
OT1S(ON5RZ)   SOSB(A)/10 LP   95,6802013-10-27 12:43:42
Just search and pound on 10 was fun enough with some spurious cq-ing aside.
A single moxon@10 mtr and a HF9V did the job. Conditionwise 2011 was very
comparable with this episode of CQww
 
S53M(S51FB)   SOAB(A) HP   370,0322013-10-27 12:47:37
Just part time effort.

73 de

Miha, S51FB
 
N2KI   SOAB HP   198,4492013-10-27 12:59:24
I am not an SSB contester but I thought I would dabble in this one, and did so
for almost 8 hours. The Logger software worked very nicely as I prepared WAV
files about two hours prior to the start. They worked very nicely and some of
you actually bothered to comment on how good they sounded and for that I thank
you. Regretfully, I had a mishap on 10 meters. I inadvertently ended up out
of band for about 10 q's until two stations were kind enough to remind me where
the band limit was. After shaking off the embarrassment of my own doing, the
q's were deleted. Sorry to the DX stations for invalidating some contacts.
 
WØPAN   SOSB/10 LP   60,7292013-10-27 13:01:05
For some reason, FO4BM wouldn't log as right country in N1MM. Conditions were
reminiscent of the 50's when I entered my first DX contest as a teenager. It
was challenging with a 12 ft. vertical on the ground and low power; but, that's
what makes contesting fun.
 
AB3CX   SOAB(A) HP   4,240,0562013-10-27 13:16:32
This was my first effort from a new contest QTH that has been a few years in the
making. It was a definite learning experience on what worked well and what still
needs work! The operating bench was put into shape the afternoon of the contest,
the 160M antenna got working the morning of the contest! What worked well was
the Beverages, the monobanders for 20, 15 and 10M, and the multiplier multiband
T-12 log periodic. I already knew the 40M yagi is really a CW antenna at this
time and needs to be retuned next year on the ground. The 160 and 80 M antennas
are simple wires, so improvements will be in order to do better next season, but
there is a good basis for building. Improving the operator battery and stamina
is also on the lst!
 
TF3AO   SOSB/10 HP   36,5442013-10-27 13:40:51
To busy this weekend to spend all time on the radio, even though managed almost
500 Q's on 10m. Great condx.
 
K2RD   SOAB Classic HP   1,405,3242013-10-27 13:41:03
Wow!!!!!!!!!! What conditions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to all for the QSOs.
 
CT9/R9DX   SOSB/10 LP   749,9582013-10-27 14:00:38
ANT: BUDDIPOL
RX/TX: K3 100W

CU WW CW

Vadim, R9DX
 
W1ZD   SOSB/15 LP   115,9202013-10-27 14:03:40
Amazing band conditions ! Wish i could have operated the entire weekend.
 
KØRF   SOAB Classic HP   2,723,0422013-10-27 14:06:00
First phone contest in many years for me single op. I chose this category
because I had to coach my High School volleyball team in a playoff tournament
all day Saturday. I left the shack at 1230 Z and returned for operating at
0300 Z. The bands were fabulous. I was happy with the Sunday opening to EU on
10 and 15. I can only wonder how it was the first day. See you all Multi/Multi
in the CW.

73,

Chuck
 
VE3AD   SOAB HP   502,3202013-10-27 14:17:46
BEST CNDX IN YEARS
 
NF8J   SOAB LP   78,3242013-10-27 14:27:35
Too much football and family obligations to be serious, but got to play for 4
3/4 hours, all S & P, K3, TH11DX, N1MM logging. Pleasantly surprised how
good the bands were with the solar flare on Thursday. Looking forward to the CW
test in one month..cu then.
 
N4DU   SOSB(A)/160 HP   1,5122013-10-27 14:33:06
Inv L up 60 ft w/500w. QRN real noisy here Fri and Sat N. Thanks for the qso's.
 
NS9I   SOAB(A) HP   1,284,1402013-10-27 14:37:18
What a ride! Tnx to all for the Q's!
 
K7MY   SOAB Classic HP   93,7042013-10-27 14:46:54
Great conditions, wish is was a faster and more efficient logger.
 
IR2O(IZ2QCP)   SOAB Classic LP   60,2612013-10-27 14:58:58
Ant: GAP EAGLE DX
Rig: FLEXRADIO 3000
Power: 100W
 
W6SX   SOAB Classic HP   31,3602013-10-27 15:01:19
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, MMTTY,
2Tone, N1MM.
 
W2NO   SOAB(A) HP   1,201,5002013-10-27 15:13:04
Finally a 10 meter opening one could be proud of.
 
K6TU   SOSB/10 HP   12,7652013-10-27 15:19:14
Low level effort in between other activities over the weekend. Best SFI at 165
I've seen this cycle and 10 meters was open world wide!
 
VE1RSM   SOAB LP   502,7402013-10-27 15:27:45
Great fun hope to catch you all ion the CW portion

Bob/VE1RSM
 
KH7Y   SOSB/15 HP   749,0002013-10-27 15:29:59
A part time effort this year due to a short hospital stay last week. The 15
meter band was hot all weekend. Long path signals from EU good, direct EU very
good. Same complaints as always back to CW now.

IC7800+1.5kw+4 elements at 110'

Thanks for the Qs, Aloha, Fred
 
EF8O   SOAB Classic LP   657,0442013-10-27 15:39:52
IC-756PROIII - 100W
GP - dipole for 40m
 
MD2C(MDØCCE)   SOAB Classic LP   1,563,6172013-10-27 15:47:31
The SteppIR was previously damaged in a windstorm and not yet repaired, and the
tower cranked down to 25ft, so the 40m inverted vee apex was about 22 feet high
and the ends of the vee just about on the ground. Guests overstayed and didn't
leave until early afternoon Saturday, and my near neighbour was operating in
the contest with several operators, so all in all, the decision to enter in the
new 24-hour Classic Category with low power so as to not cause interference with
my neighbour's effort seemed and easy one to make.

But then the conditions were the best I can remember from this QTH for a whole
contest weekend, and I am sure there will be some really fantastic scores
turned in for this weekend!

A lot of fun, with the rate meter exceeding 400/hour several times and up to
272 per hour over an hour on ten meters, 180 per hour over an hour on fifteen
meters, and 170 per hour over an hour on 40 meters. Pileup control seemed more
difficult with the low power and I'm sure it was frustrating on the calling end
when callers continued, not hearing my response and report. This was
particularly difficult on 40 meters, while on 10 meters the pileups were very
disciplined with callers stopping completely for the exchanges, which was the
likely reason for the higher rates on 10 meters.

160 meters was a particular challenge with low power, and I think I used up at
least a half hour calling D4C for a QSO! The points may not have justified the
time spent, but it became a point of honour (or pride?) to make the QSO. He
finally pulled me out of the noise, but then I heard him CQing on TB just
before my dawn, with a tremendous signal and I'm sure we would have had a quick
QSO then! I heard many W/VEs on Top Band but only managed to work a few with
big ears - thanks for your patience and careful listening!

Particular highlights that come to mind include coming across and working 7O2A
on 10m, being called by NH7A during a run of west coast stations on 10m,
working B9/BY9GA on 40 meters, and just saying a quick hello to so many
friends.

A great contest with lots of interesting participants and good conditions all
weekend, all in an interesting new category. A great weekend!

73
Bob MD0CCE

Rig: FT-DX-5000
Yagi: 4 el SteppIR at 25 feet
Inv Vee: 40m
Vertical: 160m, 80m
 
NE3K   SOAB HP   340,6472013-10-27 15:52:47
Great conditions on 10. Disappointed I didn't quite get a whole DXCC on that
band, but did pick up a few new countries. Should have spent more time on 40,
but long days with the kids' birthdays sacked me out early.

Never did hear the 702A station, despite seeing him spotted a few times.
 
NWØM   SOAB(A) HP   1,204,3412013-10-27 15:56:44
100% S&P. Nice to see 10M open with lots of activity.

K3, KPA500, tribander and dipole, N1MM.

73, Mitch
NW0M
 
VE9AA   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,470,8062013-10-27 15:58:49
CQWW SSB 2013
More ravings from a (10m) man---written as the contest progressed with only a
few edits afterwards.

Friday night. T-1.5 hours. JA's are s9 on 10m WOW, this is gonna be great.
T-1 hour....almost no signals on 10m , but still some workable stuff @ 5/1
Clock strikes zero hour. Ten is dead. Ho hum, Go watch TV.

Sat am. 6:30am. Sunrise in 1.5 hours. Coffee made and ingested. No signals.
6:45am. Yup, still no workable signals, but I do hear some EME weak burbles
from N. Africa.and E. Eu.
7am. Sunrise in 1 hour. Still vy dark here. I have just worked my first
station from the Ukraine. Uber weak but suprisingly he hears me.
The lil' beam is earning its keep. What will the day bring?>
7:20am A TK/portable stn is literally banging in here and there are almost no
other signals on the band, Bizarre !

First day is a bit of a blur, speckled with audio issues, operator issues,
antenna and SWR issues but for the most part "normal" contesting
experiences.

The EU run doesn't ran as long or as deep as I had hoped, as probably when they
are getting close to sunset, everyone has already moved to 15m.
Still, it was intense at times and I saw the rate meter hit 400 a few times and
a couple sustained hours over 260 which is a first for me in this one.

When I got the wee yagi around to the USA it seemed like a vast wasteland, with
rates more like I am used to (100-125). Dissapointing, but steady.

An hour before sunrise in JA, I was already hearing them and worked a dozen of
the louder stations. The pileups were fierce on the NA side, so
I had to wait until signals peaked nearly s9 here to break through with any
kind of success.

About halfway through the day (about lunch time) when the EU's slowed down and
the USA ops hadn't really come on board, I got playing around with the
availalable MULTS window in N1MM and figured out I should just be showing 10m
spots and sorted it so mults were at the top. This
came in real handy later, as just before 10m died, I scrolled through the
mults. Like shooting fish in a barrel and I can see the whole lure
of packet/assistance/skimmer, but ya know what? I would rather there be no
packet for anyone, and just tune for mults the old fashion way.
Call me stoneage. HI

Twice today I used the automatic voicing of letters/number feature built into
N1MM. Once when I was coughing and another time when I had a mouth full
of hot coffee. It's my voice, but even with editing, it sounds robotic. Both
ops 'accepted' it and worked me and moved on. It should be a good feature for
SSB contests late at night. My solution was to do 10m so I don't keep the
household awake much after dark.

No deep Russia, EY8 or VU2 heard at all the first day. I had worked Nodir
EY8MM earlier in the week barefoot and a couple VU2's in the
JARTS contest last weekend, so that was dissapointing. No Far East via LP
either. I'll try that a bit today.

I had planned to write a whole diatribe complainng about condx, but with 1600
Q's in my 10m log on the first day, who
can complain about that? Condx were great, and with the first one in the log
an hour before sunrise, 10m was superb.

Now it's 24 hours later (Sunday morning) and I am already hearing II9P @
0956z....he's in the log, so I don't call.

What will day 2 bring?

A GM3 makes it into the log @ 7:12am...about 45 mins before actual sunrise.
He's pretty loud and no doubt aimed the other way.
Nobody else workable yet, so I am gonna go pour another cup of coffee.

WOO-HOO! VU2NKS in the log. I couldn't be happier. :-)

EY8MM called in - wow, thanks Nodir

Sunday was mostly a blur. Lots of packet pileups.

Was trying for a new SO 10m (A) record and may have made it. After the dust
settles we'll see.

Don't think we'll see condx this good on 10m for 10 or 11 more years.

73 de Mike VE9AA IC7410, N1MM, ~500w, 5el @ 24' & HF9V and wimpy wire
groundplane.
 
S54O   SOAB(A) HP   251,7592013-10-27 16:02:34
TS590 IC2KL 3el + wires @3-15m
73s de Boris S54O
 
OL9R(OK6RA)   SOSB(A)/20 LP   233,5902013-10-27 16:02:49
My FT1000MP is still broken from last WPX Contest, so I had to use little and
older brother FT840. Without 2nd VFO and connection to the PC... So, you can
imagine how difficult is to turning "wheel" all time in the
contest.Especially in the LP category, because no stations comming on CQ...

But I had some short pile-ups with 10minutes rate about 250 QSO/h and about
100QSO in 1 hour and some interest QSO like KH7XX who came to my call (thank
you).

My target was to overcome my last result from 2012 .... and it was successful.

See you in the next contest.

RIG: FT-840,Dipol 5m agl + LW-120m.
Win-test

73 Vaclav OL9R (OK6RA)
 
N3QE   SOAB(A) HP   1,001,8082013-10-27 16:07:06
Jumped in the deep end of phone contesting to take advantage of amazing condx on
high bands.

Last QSO, BY5CD was clear as day on 15M.
 
W5MF   SOAB HP   544,1222013-10-27 16:09:45
All search and pounce. Had a great time as usual. BEST 10M OPENING I HAVE SEEN
IN SEVERAL YEARS! Welcome back 10M.
 
NN1N   SOAB Classic HP   4,427,0062013-10-27 16:13:10
Was just going to be on the air when I had time and not worry about competing.
Stayed up until 4 AM Sat and missed the first few hours of daytime Saturday.

Conditions were so good, I decided to make a Classic effort out of it Sunday
:-) Interesting category -- enjoyed using just one radio (all I had available
anyway).

10 was amazing. The band loading was the heaviest I have witnessed. Layers of
stations -- even on ten. Thanks to all the great DX who called-in on 10 -- E2,
XW, 9M4, YBs, V5, FR, many VU, many R9s, BYs, wow.
 
YU7U   SOSB(A)/80 HP   203,0002013-10-27 16:15:39
All info @qrz.com

Brane, yu7u
 
W6NEV   SOAB Classic LP   19,3702013-10-27 16:16:20
Great fun in CQ WW DX, SSB. Didn't get the BIC time I wanted but enjoyed every
minute. Worked contest for 3 hours Friday evening and 6 hours Saturday. Found
that S&P was better than RUNNING for my station and location. Looking
forward to next year.
 
W4JAM   M/S HP   1,472,9662013-10-27 16:19:41
WOW, have not seen 10 worked up in 29000 in long time. Had several guest come
visit the station and hope we have some new contest people starting. Was fun
 
OH2PM   SOAB Classic HP   2,175,2502013-10-27 16:19:49
Once in lifetime all bands open during CQWW SSB.
I selcted Classic because I was quite busy berore the contest and had no
sleep.
I have some new antennas and was very happy with the the 40 and 80 meter
performance.
Quite a chalenge to catch a decent multiplier in 24 hours.
To maximize the score I should have spent more time on ten but 40 and 80 were
more interesting to test new antennas. Two years ago I was operating in OH0 all
bands and had all 40 zones on ten. This time I did not hear so many stations
from Oceania and Africa.

The Classic is a good option for elderly people like myself.
I could not be writing this right after a 48 hour battle and exhaustion.

Thanks to all and see you all in next contest..

Pertti, OH2PM
 
N1CC   SOAB(A) LP   1,427,2802013-10-27 16:20:50
Rig: FT-990 110W. Antennas: Force 12 C-3 @ 63'; DX-LB @ 50'; DX Engineering
43' Vertical with base tuner and 20 radials.

Attempted to improve the low band scores, however, could not get the antenna up
"right". It will be replaced - since I have room now - will full size
dipoles after its poor performance this weekend.

Lost 4 hours of evening time due to overhead thunderstorms on Saturday.
Conditions were consistant - above any others in the current solar cycle.

For myself the new antenna and home location allowed me to double my previous
high score in the same 24-hours I operated in 2012. I added 3 more hours cause
it was so much fun as an operationn.

20 Meters was a disappointment among the higher bands, part of that may be that
so many stations were able to get extended hours on 15 and even on 10 meters.

The mix included 131 CQ Countries, a better than 40 QPH average - all 100%
S&P. Contact rate never slowed down enough to WANT to try and run!
 
CR5A(CT1FFU)   SOSB/10 HP   634,6442013-10-27 16:21:00
Nice propagation
Was in and out of shack due new QRPP operator in the house.
Was a good fun.
73 all

Tony CT1FFU / CR5A
 
WØRAA   SOAB(A) LP   165,6122013-10-27 16:24:55
Great band conditions. I dn't think anybody can complain. I only spent a
little over 11 hours (on & off) and strictly S&P. Stayed on 10, 15
& 20 meters the whole time. Didn't make any effort on 160, 80 & 40.
Had a lot of fun. Thanks to all the stations who worked me.

Yaesu FT-950 - 100W
Cushcraft A3S 32'
 
K6XN   SOSB/10 HP   107,8112013-10-27 16:25:07
I had not intended to engage in the contest but the 10M band was so great I
couldn't help myself once I made a few QSOs. Thanks for all the fun everyone!
73, Ted, K6XN
 
KF7IWA   SOAB LP   1,1002013-10-27 16:26:23
10-27-13

Propagation was horrible!!
didn't get to 100qso's....oh well it happens.

I'm glad I got 72qsos though.....Better than nothing
see what happens next year.
 
AF9W   SOAB Classic LP   12,5122013-10-27 16:34:56
Good conditions. Still using lousy HOA antenna. For the CW test I may go
portable where I can put up a real full size antenna. Good fun.
 
AB3IC   SOAB(A) LP   118,4052013-10-27 16:35:13
If you had told me a year ago that I'd have more contacts on 10 meters than on
80, 40, or 15 - I'd have called you a liar. Same thing if you told me that my
count on 10 would be nearly my count on 20. Amazing conditions (except for the
noise on 40/80)

The biggest surprise was working Jim (WX3B) on the 10-meter mic at TI5W for a
double multiplier. Seems like you just can't get away from PVRC members (not
that you'd ever want to).

Rig: Kenwood TS-590
Antenna 1: GAP Challenger DX
Antenna 2: Inverted Vee with wires for 40 and 80
Logging S/W: WriteLog Version 11.15A - No problems or issues

Thanks to W3LPL for the DX Cluster. And a special thanks to Tammy, K3TAM for
keeping me fed and cold sodas/hot coffee when I needed it.
 
K2CYE   SOAB HP   1,607,4452013-10-27 16:36:29
Band conditions were great! I was happy to put in the amount of time I did since
I had my surprise 30th birthday on Saturday night! 10M was great and I hope it
remains for CQWW CW in a month! Thanks for all the Q's.

73,
Mike K2CYE
 
K1ZO   SOSB(A)/10 LP   324,5642013-10-27 16:38:09
That's the most fun I've had in a contest in a long time!

FTDX-5000MP @ 100 watts
Mosley Pro-67B @ 68 feet
Mosley TA-53M @ 43 feet
 
VE3BW   SOAB HP   2,289,6122013-10-27 16:39:41
10 meters woke up just in time for the contest!
 
OK7K(OK1BN)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,744,0802013-10-27 16:40:01
Really nice contest from the middle of Europe on 10m band :-)

It was first contest with our new system that we have completed just before the
race. It seems that will work well :-)

Used equipment:

FT-1000MP + ACOM2000A
Stack 7/7/7el G0KSC Design, boom 13,8m (all three rotatable togeher) @
30/24/18m + 5el G0KSC Design @ 15m fully rotatable + 5el G0KSC Design @ 7m fix
to south.

On Sunday I was one hour without electricity more than one hour during the
States opening :-(



Thank you to everyone who called me during this contest!!!

See you in next time :D

73 Petr OK1BN / OK7K

http://www.ok7k.estranky.cz/
http://www.qrz.com/db/ok7k
 
N7TEW   SOAB(A) LP   770,6882013-10-27 16:41:28
Man that was a BLAST! ran just a casual search and pounce as usual and blew my
last years score to pieces. Being a little pistol I got run over multiple times
by the big guns and shoved in the gutter while trying to make some rare
contacts.
 
WA3F   SOAB(A) HP   275,4002013-10-27 16:45:36
Time on was limited by several big obligations
 
K6RIM   SOAB(A) HP   1,178,9722013-10-27 16:46:37
Holy Cow!

That was fun!

Hopefully, propagation will be as cooperative on the CW weekend!

73,

Al, K6RIM
 
KV4QS/8   SOAB Rookie LP   55,8962013-10-27 16:47:08
N1MM / FT897 / 40m OCF Dipole many thanks to all the fine ops who were able to
pull my signal out of the mud. 40m was an absolute zoo. 73 KV4QS
 
NØBUI   SOAB HP   450,4412013-10-27 16:51:29
Thanks for all the Qso's. The contest was fun. Great to see 10 meters that busy
again.
73, Mike N0BUI
 
ED8P(WP3A)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   386,1892013-10-27 16:52:07
Crazy Propagation ..But Ham Radio is Fun....

Jim WP3A
 
VK3TDX   SOSB/10 HP   145,5722013-10-27 16:52:11
10 meters was very good but at times I think most ops were operating on the
lower bands. I heard big signals from EU at times but lengthy waits between
callers. The EU sunrise was a lot of fun however with strong pileups for an
hour or so then quiet again. All part of the game.

Thanks to all who called!
 
W8CAR   SOAB(A) HP   727,6102013-10-27 16:59:04
WOW 10 was the place to be!!!!
 
K1NYK   SOAB(A) LP   1,130,1782013-10-27 17:00:22
Really terrific conditions leading up to the contest which only got better
during the 'test!
 
K7ULS   SOSB/10 LP   132,8802013-10-27 17:02:11
Powder Mtn. again this year with good weather no visits from Murphy just too
many people on hard to get a run going except Sunday morning. LJ-105ca with
FT-897d,MFJ Voice keyer and Heil Proset4.
New DXCC
EU1A BELARUS
Z39A MACEDONIA
Didn't beat last years score but had fun none the less.
de K7ULS
 
K2CJ   SOAB(A) HP   1,063,0742013-10-27 17:03:39
Best personal hour ever: 1400-1459Z Sunday morning on 10m - 281 Q's
10m: 5 el 105BA @ 40'
Thanks to all for the Q's!
 
N8BJQ   SOAB HP   3,101,0282013-10-27 17:03:58
Awesome 10M conditions, especially on Sunday. Certainly makes SSB contesting
more fun.
 
NW3H   SOAB(A) HP   1,135,1822013-10-27 17:04:11
This is my first one meg effort. Before I say anything I would like to thank my
friend and elmer Doug Priest W3CF. Without his tutoring and help none of this
effort would have been possible. I would also like to thank John Crovelli W2GD
for his antenna work to help out my meager station.

I had a lot of chair time this weekend for having my 3 1/2 year old and 14
month old girls running around. Thank you to my wife for watching them extra
this weekend so I could play. +

The bands were amazing. This contest will be the stuff of legend and lore and
I am glad I was a part of it. This entire effort was search and pounce. This
was the first contest with the Mosley mini-32a and it performed well though
these conditions enhanced it a tad bit. Night and day to a vertical or wires.
I can safely say I should be able to do 500k at least if conditions are
marginal.

So happy we survived the bad solar weather that was predicted. 10 meters was
plug and play. Tune the dial and call and 90 percent of the time first or
second call. Truly amazing. I kept many things in mind for this contest. The
biggest was not getting caught in the pileup. Thanks to the SA stations. I
must have 300-400 QSOs from them. I was working oceania stations on Saturday
like they were locals on 40 meters. Truly amazing experience this weekend.

I am very happy to contribute my first 1 meg score to FRC. Thanks to the DX
for the QSOs and 73.

Station:

Rig: Icom IC-7600
Antenna: Mosley TA-32 mini tribander
Amp: Ameritron AL-811H
Logger: N1MM
 
K3TUF   SOAB HP   1,286,2352013-10-27 17:04:53
The family was in FL all week and arrived home by early Saturday morning, so got
off to a late start.
Had success with the new 40 meter beam through the early part of the night on
Saturday and couldn't get on 80 at all.
So worked on the 80m array during the day Saturday. In spite of getting the
antenna to perform, it didn't do as good as I expected, only had 19 qso's on
80.
But where 80 lacked, 10 meters shined. I know everyone had a good time on 10.
Stations were working up above 29 MHz and even on FM.
New antenna arrangements worked well above 4 MHz, but below, it was a disaster.
Not enought time between VHF/UHF and HF contests :-)
Enjoyed the time and the friendly atmosphere for the most part.
Looking forward to CW.
73,
Phil K3TUF
 
GM3F(GM4AFF)   SOAB Classic HP   2,943,0382013-10-27 17:05:06
Quite pleased about this new Classic overlay. Just did the 24 hours, spread out
over the weekend. Conditions were amazing - best I've experienced from this QTH
in a long time.
Two incidents got to me. I operated for about 10 minutes on 15m into the 160m
dipole. I was concerned about the bad match but didn't see what the problem
was. I got some real abuse from a station - he said I was wide. Now shouting
and swearing (F*** word) at me does not lead to a solution. I know who he was -
he won't be going in my log any time soon. I fixed the problem and that was
that. We all make mistakes, esp when tired.
On another occasion I noticed it had gone quiet. I checked the radio and it was
transmitting on 21006!! I don't know what happened there!! A software issue I
guess. I hope I wasn't calling there for too long. Apologies.
Looking forward to CQ WW CW from Shetland!
73
Stewart GM4AFF
 
DL4YAO   SOAB(A) HP   631,8902013-10-27 17:06:25
Nice to work so many Zone 3 on 15, and a few on 40 as well.
KH7 on 40 was a nice surprise.

TR7, L4b
Ic7800, 8877
160, 80: T-Ant
40: Dipol
20: gp
15: 4El Mono
10: gp
 
N5WE   SOSB/10 HP   19,7062013-10-27 17:06:42
Viva La 10 Meters!
 
W2IRT   SOAB(A) HP   3,788,7002013-10-27 17:07:32
What can I say. You couldn't have asked for anything better. 10 was a dream, 15
jammed from end to end, 20 wall-to-wall, not too much noise on the low bands.
Personal record for score, and close to last year's actual QSO count (more raw
QSOs than final QSOs last year but it was very close).

I spent the first 24 hours hunting mults exclusively, then the last 24 working
everything in sight. I did very well to Asia but as usual, my terrain to Europe
is problematic so very little running happened, and when I did, my rates were
noticeably lower than hunting S&P.

Almost everything in the station behaved itself, except for the computer that
went stupid about 10pm on Friday and took about 45 minutes to disembugger. My
rotor got a world-class workout! For once the weather fully cooperated with
benign skies, moderate temps, no snow, rain, wind or lightning, all of which
have hampered previous years' scores to some degree or another. And speaking of
storms, ol' Sol was very well behaved, too. High SFI, low noise and great
all-around propagation.

This year I'm doing CQWW-CW from home for the first time (I'm usually portable
for it), so here's hoping condx stay the same (or improve) in 4 weeks time.
 
K6ST(@N6XI)   SOAB(A) HP   222,1762013-10-27 17:07:44
Fun band openings on 10m. Thanks to n6xi for the use of his awesome station!!!
 
K3WW   SOAB(A) HP   8,284,7762013-10-27 17:08:07
Just a bit better than last year.
 
WØYK   SOAB Classic HP   39,4202013-10-27 17:09:17
Radios: 2xK3/PR10, 2x87A, KPA500, 2xTenTec 238B
10m: 5-el OWA NE, 3-el OWA SE
15m: 5-el OWA NE
160m: Inverted-V
Logger: WriteLog 11.10G, 2Tone 13.03A, MMTTY 1.68A, DXP38
OS: Windows 7 32-bit
 
AE7VA   SOAB Classic HP   250,7762013-10-27 17:09:35
Strictly a S&P effort for me. Nice to 10m open anywhere and usable up to 29
MHz; it hasn't been this open for me in two years. Lots of great DX everywhere.
 
W1EBI   SOAB(A) HP   644,2802013-10-27 17:09:40
Just a few hours before out-of-state commitment. Great conditions if you think
splatter is a blast.

George W1EBI
 
KE4CQ   SOAB Rookie HP   1,558,4402013-10-27 17:10:24
My best performance ever! Great conditions with contacts s9 all over the
planet. I was able to log my first contact with South Korea. Awesome!

Kevin, KE4CQ
 
W7VO   SOSB/20 HP   80,6822013-10-27 17:10:38
Limited effort due to Saturday hamfest and Sunday honey-dos, but had a GREAT
TIME. 20M band was open just about everywhere all the time, but that had the
problem off adding a lot more stations to the pileups....

Unexpected rain caused my yagi's SWR to skyrocket part way through. Time for
some antenna work before winter!
 
SJ2W   M/S HP   16,646,2562013-10-27 17:10:45
Ojojoj amazing propagations. I thought our score from 2011 would be impossible
for us to beat, but with even better propagations this year (?) it was
achieved. Great fun indeed, this is really the contests of contests.

Antennas
80m: 4-SQ
40m: 3/3el + 2/2el 4-SQ
20m: 6/6/6el + 5/5el 4el @EU
15m: 6/6el + 5el
10m: 6/6el + 6el @46m

2xFT1000MKV + FT-5000
ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB) + 4CX1500B + Expert SPE

Check the website for more information and weekly updates of the projects at
the station,
http://www.sj2w.se/contest/
 
W4QN   SOSB(A)/10 HP   137,0882013-10-27 17:11:33
The best 10 meters has been in years - one disappointment I could not hear JT or
BY9 Zone 23 although they had been spotted. That is my last 10m Zone for 5BWAZ
- Maybe on CW weekend W4QN
 
NN7SS(K6UFO)   SOSB(A)/15 QRP   37,5722013-10-27 17:11:40
I worked DXCC QRP the two previous years, so this year
I tried it QRP Single-Band 15m. Yes, also Assisted.
Couldn't quite make it.

First two hours brought me 20 countries mostly Pacific,
then 15m was dead. Saturday morning brought Europeans so
by local noon 19z I had 60 countries. Then it was slow
work of new Caribb and South America. By local Sunset 01z
I had 80 countries. A few additional in the Pacific
finished the evening.

Sunday morning brought Europeans again, but only a few
new countries workable. By 18z I was at 87 countries and
nothing more that could hear me... I kept checking every
hour, but propagation never came up enough for me to work
the remaining dozen new ones while QRP. I could hear them,
but they couldn't hear me in the pileups QRM or their noise
level.

I took the time to troubleshoot some computer problems,
check the spots and listen now and then, but nothing new.

So I couldn't make DXCC QRP while Single-band 15m. Maybe
next time...

NN7SS Burt WA (K6UFO op)

15m: C-31XR at 71ft, 3el Steppir at 40 ft
Kenwood TS-590s turned down to 5 watts
Writelog software
 
S51A(@S51APR)   M/2 HP   8,715,7562013-10-27 17:12:09
Tu for all the QSO's!

We love this game!

Hear you in the next one, log on LOTW.

73
de s55o
 
W9IIX   SOAB(A) HP   850,0972013-10-27 17:12:17
great conditions for the big one, first time all band in many years
 
KN3A   SOAB(A) LP   384,9752013-10-27 17:12:18
Not much into SSB contests, but this is one of the exceptions. I'm just a little
station amongst the big guns. The band conditions were excellent on 10 and 15
meters. 20, 40 and 80 were just too noisy to enjoy much. Thanks for listening
closely for my low power station this weekend.

One thing I want to ask. If someone calls you, and you say "sorry, you're
a dupe, we already worked", why do you not log the QSO again? If they are
in your log but you're not in theirs, nobody gets any points. I must have heard
at least 2 dozen times this happening to others, and once to me on 40 meters
with Lampedusa. He just blew me off, and am 100% sure I didn't log them on 40
meters during the contest.

See you in the ARRL November SS next weekend....CW!!

Scott
KN3A
 
W7RN   M/S HP   5,077,9302013-10-27 17:12:24
Massive fun until the last six minutes when a freak wind storm bent the
reflector of the top 80M Beam
 
W2YR   SOAB HP   1,466,4442013-10-27 17:12:51
Used new Bose QC15 quiet headphones, No RFI and best headphones I ever used!
 
YY4DNN   SOSB(A)/10 LP   1,610,2352013-10-27 17:13:28
the best propagation and lived

2 x 6 element yagi
 
W4DXX   SOSB(A)/10 HP   355,1202013-10-27 17:13:42
Very limited time to operate this weekend. Mostly S&P. 10m was fantastic.
I broke my personal record of fastest time to work WAZ and DXCC on 10m.
Completed WAZ in 2 hours 20 min and DXCC in 3-1/2 hours from the start. A nice
qso was VR2CB called me at 1430z off the back of the antenna. Good to see
activity from Zone 34 and 23. Amazing what some sunspots will do for 10m.
Wish I could have op'd longer. Thanks to all the guys for getting on in the
rare zones and countries. Thanks go to everyone for the 10m Q's.
Eric / W4DXX
 
N3WD   SOAB Classic LP   233,9662013-10-27 17:14:42
Very meager effort but was really proud. Had jaw surgery a week ago and I am
still recovering.
 
K3PP   SOAB(A) HP   4,915,6802013-10-27 17:14:49
Wow! Ten meters rules!! Thanks everyone!!
 
KD5J   SOAB LP   26,9752013-10-27 17:15:33
Incredible propagation, 10 meters was a blast to work lots of great DX!


Multipliers:

80m
33 EA8

40m
14 UR

20m
17 UN 11 PY 14 EA 15 E7 33 CN 31 KH6
LA! 21 A7 I IT9 F 18 UA9 16 UA EI TK
20 TA 5B 07 YN EA8 YU 9A

15m
18 UA9 25 JA 03 VE 27 KH2

10m
24 BY 25 JA 32 5W 31 KH6 12 CE 30 VK
01 KL7 27 KH0 HL 11 PY 13 CX LU 09 PJ4
03 VE 04 08 HI! FY VP5 HK CM 07 YN E5/S
ZF 06 XE

Total: 83
 
KTØP   SOAB LP   8,5682013-10-27 17:16:01
Limited time available this weekend. Got on to hand out a few Qs and have some
fun.
 
N6RV   SOAB LP   1,227,4362013-10-27 17:16:05
Wow! 10 was great just like in the cycles before! When I heard that several CMEs
were headed our way I thought this is going to be bad but all the bands were
unaffected here. In fact 20 was open all night! Of course 160 and 75 suffered
because of it but it was the first time in a long time where I had to guess at
what band to be on. 20, 15, & 10 were completely packed! Hopefully we will
have a repeat performance in a month! Thanks to all the stations that heard my
frantic calls. Now it is time for some CW!
 
W1GD   SOAB Classic LP   970,0002013-10-27 17:16:10
After 35 years of operating in NJ, my wife & I sold our house and moved back
home to Central, MA. We moved into our new house 5 weeks before this contest. I
decided to put up some simple antennas while I plan for the "real"
antennas next spring. Fortunately, I decided to put up my old Cush Craft 3-el
10M beam on a 6-foot step ladder. This was a low key, low power effort with low
antennas. Conditions were great. Need to get noisy street light fixed before
CQWW CW, put up something for 160M and run 240V line to shack.

Station: K3

Antennas:
80M Inverted-L
40M inverted-V at 50 feet (also used for 15M)
20M dipole at 40 feet
10 M 3-elements at 6 feet.
 
K4NAB(K5CVD)   SOAB(A) LP   114,3802013-10-27 17:16:35
Great contest and thanks to all the operators. Their patience and willingness to
chase my weak station made the contest a blast!
 
WF7T   SOAB(A) LP   93,8632013-10-27 17:16:47
Just messing around in between work. Sunday 10M sure was fun! Thanks all, and
see you from PJ4T in CQ WW CW!

73 Brad WF7T
Nashville, TN

---

IC-7600@100W
Trusty, Crusty G5RV at 40'-ish
N1MM v13.10.1
 
N2RJ   SOAB HP   3,116,2322013-10-27 17:17:28
So this is what good propagation looks like! 10 meters on fire for the third
straight year, but this year the other bands seemed to be open around the
clock. I wish I could have operated more but I need to prepare better.

Nevertheless I am happy to have bested last year's score and QSO count. I still
have to work on a strategy for multipliers. I did not hit DXCC on any band, and
late in the game I was missing common mults on 20. I was surprised when a
German station called me and it turned up red when I entered it in N1MM!

Thanks for all the Qs. Hopefully I can do a serious effort for the CW one.
 
EY8MM   SOAB(A) HP   519,0902013-10-27 17:17:37
Got a flu last day before contest and had problem with voice. Not good for SSB
contesting. I let EY8AR use my station and he played a little on 10 m. I spent
all my time giving Mults to fellow contesters.
 
8P2K(8P6SH)   SOSB/10 LP   523,5122013-10-27 17:18:21
What amazing band conditions all week-end on 10m. It was so busy there I never
even tuned any of the nightime bands to listen in on 49m as I normally might.
There was propagation to some part of the world every moment of the contest.

Not huge expectations as I was operating LP on 10m but I was pleasantly
surprised and had a great time.

Rig was an FT950 which held up pretty well but was definitely not quite up to
the task with the strong signals all week-end. An AC0C filter hopefully will
improve the RX issues.

Antennas included 2 and 3 element LFA Yagis and a homebrew vertical array fixed
north.

I heard all 40 zones and at least another 20 mults but wasn't able pierce the
pileups with 100 watts. The only grouse was with an operator who spent his time
working by numbers. I'm sure there is some merit in this for net operations but
it is a most frustrating method of working a pileup. It never struck this op
that there might be merit in at least asking for a standby for other
continents. So I missed a mult but then again so did he. After spending a short
while monitoring I knew I wasn't about to waste my time.

Unfortunately even though there was propagation on Sunday, it felt like at
1600z or so, someone turned down the propagation. You could still work 'em but
with lots more difficulty and more noise on the band too. This was magnified as
a LP op. The last 8 hours or so were a real grind.

Thanks to all the great ops who activated lots of multipliers and for making a
great week-end. I can't imagine what the SOSB 10m HP scores will be like.

Until next year!!!

73, Dean - 8P6SH / 8P2K
 
GW4BLE   SOSB/40 HP   357,5082013-10-27 17:20:21
Plan to set a new GW HP non-assisted record on 40 metres seems to have been
successful.

Target was 1000 Qs, 25 Zones and 100 countries.

Wasn't QRV the whole weekend, the log shows 23.5 hours.

Audio will be available soon at http://gw4ble.dxlist.co.uk

Rig: FTDX5000MP, Alpha 78
Ant: 40-2CD at approx. 40 feet (tower was down, in fact lowered to just 25 feet
for most of Sunday due to strong winds).
 
VE3RZ   SOAB(A) HP   3,008,9802013-10-27 17:21:16
The BEST contest.... great conditions - havent heard 10m as good as this for
years.

Tony
Ve3rz
 
N6AR   SOAB(A) HP   2,258,3472013-10-27 17:21:44
Terrible line noise spoiled the great conditions!
 
W4QNW   SOSB/80 LP   22,7912013-10-27 17:23:18
100w and dipole on 80 is a huge challenge....
 
WC6H(NU6S)   SOAB HP   3,821,5402013-10-27 17:24:15
Tks to Rich for letting me use his FB station!

Tim
 
N4BCD   SOAB(A) HP   566,4752013-10-27 17:24:38
Limited mostly daytime effort due to hospitalized family member. Lotta fun on
the high bands and looking forward to a few more LOTW hits. Thanks for the
Q's.

p.s Did anyone else hear P5DL on 15m Friday nite? The station he was working
asked him to repeat his call & zone (21) several times.
 
N7IR   SOAB Classic LP   770,7962013-10-27 17:24:39
Amazing conditions from AZ! I had to tear myself away from 10 meters to work
the rest of the bands. This contest will probably be one for the record
books.
Classic here means one radio, no voice keyer, a few average antennas and 99.7%
S&P. In other words the usual drill.
Thanks for the contacts and your patience.
73
Gary, N7IR
 
NN4F   SOSB/10 HP   2,7822013-10-27 17:25:10
Busy All weekend, just grabbed a few DX on the greylines...
 
KR2E   SOAB(A) HP   481,9752013-10-27 17:25:28
I love sunspots!
Best fun I ever had on 10M
IC-746 PRO + AL-811 (400W)
Restricted Antennas:
80M inverted L below 20ft.
14AVQ on ground, two radials
15M mobile dipole @ 10 ft.
10M vertical dipole, bottom element @ 6 ft
 
K7RB   SOAB Classic HP   294,6712013-10-27 17:26:04
Rig: TS-2000
Amp: Trans World Electric T-1000 solid state amp, 350w - 1KW PEP depending on
band
Ant: Cushcraft R-7000 trap vertical for 10-40M, 80M Dipole

Lots of new countries in the log for me. Missed working 40 & 80M Sat eve
because of thunderstorms.
 
W4VIC   SOAB(A) HP   1,054,1202013-10-27 17:26:09
Icom IC-756 PRO III, ACOM 2000A, SteppIR DB-18 @ 50'

100% S & P - but with the bands on fire as they were it was like running.
The effort produced a PERSONAL BEST - by far. I can't believe that SSB worked
this well, and me with no voice MACROS set up in N1MM! Thanks for the Qs --
WOW! 73, Vic, W4VIC
 
N4KH   SOAB(A) HP   1,166,4502013-10-27 17:28:40
Jumped into this one part time mostly to work some new countries, especially on
80 meters where my country count is pretty low. Didn't work many new ones on 80
but conditions on 10 meters made this one so much fun. Thanks for all the QSO's.
 
ND8L   SOAB(A) HP   1,827,2962013-10-27 17:28:56
Wow!!!

Everything worked...conditions were incredible and it don't get much better
than that.
 
SV5DKL   SOAB(A) HP   4,649,4942013-10-27 17:29:05
This is the raw score right after the contest. The actual number of QSOs
including dupes is 3662 (18 dupes).

WOW!

Mom, can we please keep this propagation ??

Hard fun out of this one. Slept only 1 hour during the contest. Crashed my
previous personal best as SOABHP.

Setup:
FT-2K
SPE Expert 1K-FA
A3S
High Inverted-L for the 3 low bands
Writelog for Windows
4 x 500ml Monster Lo-carb Energy drinks (This works guys! It makes Red Bull
look like soda)

CU in the CW leg from Western Greece at SZ1A Multi-Op station.

73
Stathis, SV5DKL
 
WB5TKI   SOAB Classic LP   11,5902013-10-27 17:30:27
Very limited operating time, and tried to concentrate on 10m. Great fun!
 
WT9U   SOAB(A) HP   329,2112013-10-27 17:31:05
TS-850, FT-1000MP
 
W3MF   M/S HP   4,679,5592013-10-27 17:32:22
Log submitted to CQ
Log uploaded to LOTW
 
K2AX   M/2 HP   5,896,3802013-10-27 17:33:04
HAD GREAT FUN WITH GREAT OPERATORS
 
VE3CV   SOAB(A) LP   1,114,8722013-10-27 17:33:13
Records will fall with the conditions this year. I tried SOAB(A) for fun and to
avoid the frustration of waiting for some running stations to identify. But
using the DX cluster took a more than quick click and pounce thank to whoever
was using KD5Z's call to post many false calls and posts on dead bands, etc.
This was done on Saturday night. Some of the transposed call letters made me
laugh as I deleted them from the band map. Gave up after awhile as there were
so many. Still had a lot of fun and stayed in the chair much longer than I
planned to. Finally broke a million points for the first time, as I'm sure many
did this year. Lot's a great DX, but 160m was too noisy with a big local rain
storm. N1MM worked great as usual. Thanks for all the Q's.
73 Jeff VE3CV.
 
AA9A   M/S HP   6,524,7002013-10-27 17:33:15
Bozinga DX and Contest Club
 
KC4HW   SOAB HP   103,4882013-10-27 17:33:46
Thanks for the QSOs.
 
K4AB   SOAB Classic HP   2,962,0262013-10-27 17:34:02
Conditions were as close to perfect as I think I have
ever heard them. There will be monster scores in this one.
Sure wish I had the time for a full-time effort.

Since I had to work Saturday, I decided to enter the new
"Classic" overlay catagory. Glad I did. I felt as if hit.
I were really competing with someone, not just "handing
out a few QSOs for the club effort". Hats off to K5ZD
for having the guts to implement this overlay. I know
some have been giving him heat over it, but I think it
will be a big hit.

Had my biggest pile-up ever for about 2 minutes with the last 10
meter hiting well over 500. Then someone told me I had been
spotted as TI9AB. I wondered why I was having so many dupes!

73,
Larry K4AB
 
NH6V   SOAB(A) LP   33,0662013-10-27 17:34:33
Recovering from nose and sinus surgery a few days ago. Operated portable at my
mother's apartment in Honolulu. Threw a 50' wet noodle out the window and over
a palm tree and worked all continents, 23 zones, and 32 countries.

Zones worked: 1,3,4,5,7,9,11,12,13,14,16,18,19,20,24,25,26,27,28,30,31,32,35

It helped to pass the time and was a lot of fun. Ice packs and Vicodin made it
easier to tolerate the severe power line noise.

Aloha

Rob
 
KBØEO   SOAB HP   560,6602013-10-27 17:34:57
Family commitments kept me out of the saddle most of the weekend - time well
spent.

The bands were so crowded with monster signals, it was difficult to find an
open spot. 10 meters is always one of my favorite bands when it peaks, so I
spent the majority of my time there running - I ended up at a rate of 90 per
hour, but a couple of runs on 10 meters were in the 250/hour range.

I hope to have more time for the CQWW CW contest next month - we'll see how
things go.

73,

Dan - KB0EO
Northfield, MN
 
WW1MM(N1EN)   SOAB Rookie LP   719,2642013-10-27 17:35:01
I hope these conditions return for the CW installment.

This score is despite taking much of Saturday afternoon off, to finish
rearranging antennas in anticipation of finally putting up a hexbeam in the
next couple of weeks.

10 meters was fun. It would have been more fun if I had something better than
a long wet noodle to use on the band.

Station:
K3
N1MM Logger
80m Carolina Windom @ 20m
160m Carolina Windom @ 15m (a.k.a. a 10m wet noodle)
40m Delta Loop
 
NR3X(N4YDU)   SOAB LP   2,105,8702013-10-27 17:35:33
Always a fun event. Ten meters was in really nice shape with some nice
surprises. Nice to work so many JA stations. It is a real luxury to be able to
spread out above 29 MHZ. This was my first LP entry in CQWW SSB in several
years. I think I'll go HP next year...

Station:

RIG: Kenwood TS 850
Software: WinTest

Antennas:
160M: L
80M: Inverted V at 65 feet
40M: 4 Square
20M: 4 Square, Rectangle Loop NE/SW at 70 feet
15M: Pair of 2 element wire Delta Loops at 50 feet high (NW/NE)
10M: Pair of 2 element wire Delta Loops at 40 feet and 55 feet (NW/NE)
Other: 2 el tribander fixed SW at 27 feet, 3-band dipole at 65 feet E/W

73,

Nate/N4YDU/NR3X
 
K7EG   SOAB HP   106,2882013-10-27 17:36:03
Minimal 10 hr effort. K3 arrived from Elecraft Sat PM after upgrades. Sunday
was wiped out with all day family events.
 
ACØW   SOAB LP   2,053,1282013-10-27 17:37:30
Planned only part time operation due to other things going on so ws going to try
the new Classic category. But with conditions this good put in more hours.
 
KU1T   SOAB(A) HP   209,0772013-10-27 17:38:06
Short time, shakedown for a second position.
I finally have a 160m antenna - and I can hear better than transmit. That will
need to get fixed. The 80m antenna got much narrower; will have to shorten it
for next SSB event.
Bands were wide open, packed wall to wall and keeping one busy all the time.
I managed to work HK1NA on all 6 bands.. - thanks OM !
Thanks for all the Q,

vy 73, de KU1T
_zjt
 
KCØDEB   SOSB(A)/10 LP   128,0432013-10-27 17:38:43
I decided to go for 10m single band this time, as 10m was HOT, and I was only
able to be on the air on Sunday...
( I made a couple of contacts on Saturday night on 15m and 20m, to show a
visiting family member the Magic of DXing..hi. these Q's will stay in the log
for checking.)
It has been a very long time since I have seen 10m packed between 28300 and
29000, unbelievable! Let's hope it sticks around for a while.

ICOM IC-746Pro @ <100w, Hygain TH3MK3 at 20ft

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
28 366 1041 29 94
Total 366 1041 29 94
Score: 128,043
 
NF4A   SOAB HP   4,5542013-10-27 17:39:58
Got on the air for a few minutes after returning from the C82DX dxpedition
Sunday morning. Sounds like the bands were on fire!
 
K7ABV   SOAB(A) HP   929,3902013-10-27 17:40:17
One super weekend, 10 meters outstanding, I had to fight with a power line leak,
but signals were so strong, it wasn't a hugh problem...I didn't call CQ at all,
I didn't think i could copy the weaker signals with the qrn problem...it was a
hoot to get 7o2a in the log...I figured to play mostly on 10 as you never know
when they will pull the plug and close it down hi...good to qso old friends and
meet new ones...thanks to all for a great time...CQWW is The Contest, hands
down..
 
N7AT(@K8IA/N7RQ)   M/2 HP   6,385,7102013-10-27 17:40:44
Another great time with Arizona Outlaw friends/family, plus new Outlaw "on
loan" from the NX5M crew, Steve KJ5T. We all enjoyed the contest and the
camaraderie. No big issues with equipment or antennas.

Huge TNX to my xyl Sandy N7RQ for not only taking her regular operating shifts,
but for keeping the food coming! Such a deal.

CU all next month in CQWW CW from here.

73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
W3GM(K3ND)   SOAB(A) HP   2,551,9042013-10-27 17:41:43
10M was AMAZING!!!
 
WX4G   SOAB(A) HP   2,218,0452013-10-27 17:42:01
Great conditions except for 160. Enjoyed this...but missed the first
morning...will do better on CW. Great runs on 10 meters..almost like being
back at P40J!!!

Thanks to all...Bob
 
W4GV   SOAB HP   805,3072013-10-27 17:43:35
CQWW Phone was my first somewhat serious effort last year after a long hiatus
from contesting beginning in the mid-70's. I did a lot better this year -
guess the practice is paying off. Tried several times to get runs going but it
just wasn't happening so 99+% of contacts were S&P. Looking forward to see
if my DXCC country/band totals increase a bit. A highlight was working K1TO
(Dan) at A71BX in Quatar less than two weeks after he visited me in the FL
Panhandle.

Bands were in great shape and stayed open into the night and opened early in
the AM. Best band conditions for any contest I've participated in for the last
year.

Was really getting frustrated with my noise problem, especially on 20 meters.
Finally had enough of it Sunday afternoon and decided to do a little sleuthing
in my own house. Lo and behold, the fifth circuit breaker I turned off
resulted in 20 meter noise from going from S-8 down to S1 or 2. 15 and 10
meters surprised me with how quiet they were - I had to find signals just to
make sure the RX hadn't given up the ghost. Should have done it a long time
ago but kept putting it off. 20M is a usable band at this house now. Only two
things operating on the circuit were a pest (bugs and/or rodents) repeller
acoustic noise generator and an old double door refrigerator - both items in
the garage. I just left the CB off and left 4 notes around the house reminding
me to turn the CB back on before bed tonight. Haven't narrowed it down yet but
you can bet I will before the next contest or DX search. Getting rid of the
QRN has two benefits - I will be able to hear the weak ones and I'll be more
more relaxed. - both should contribute to better contest efforts.

Station - FT-1000D, Acom 1500 amp, Ameritron ATR-15 Tuner, MFJ-434 Voice Keyer,
Hel Pro-Set Elite, Mosley Pro-67B, two 80 meter dipoles, Writelog Ver 11.13J.

Thanks for the Q's and the fun!

73
Walt W4GV
 
KY7M   SOAB(A) HP   2,536,8422013-10-27 17:43:50
Spectacular conditions on 10 meters with stations above 29.0. Great rates just
going up and down the bands working run stations. It was the most fun I have
had in a contest in a long time thanks to the smiling sunspots.
 
K5KG   M/2 HP   5,768,0922013-10-27 17:44:02
Excellent condx, especially on 10m. Only a minor visit from Murphy: low band
preamp went kaput.

SALT WATER QTH IN FL
K3 / ACOM2000A
K3 / KPA500
C31 @ 60 FT
6L10 @ 30 FT
2L40 @ 75 FT
STEPPIR BIG VERT
80M INV VEE
160 INV L
K9AY LOOP
 
CE3DNP   SOSB/20 LP   54,3512013-10-27 17:44:48
No condx for me.
 
VE1ZA   SOAB(A) LP   578,4902013-10-27 17:45:06
10m was fantastic!! Many records to fall

Thanks for hearing my LP signal!!
 
KE3X   M/S HP   508,9802013-10-27 17:45:59
My XYL had a European trip this week so I stayed at home with the boys, and of
course we fit in some radio between chores and athletic events. My 14-year
old son Aidan, K3ADN came down to the shack for a while, clicking spots and
hitting the buttons on the DVK. He liked the 'game' aspect of CQWW, seeing
our score go up when we got a RED mult (country) or GREEN mult (zone/country).
But he was a little overwhelmed by the QRM and had trouble copying the foreign
accents and getting the timing right on transmitting, listening, whether the
other station needed a repeat, etc. I realized maybe a slow domestic contest
would have been better training, but CQWW was definitely fun. Also did one
shift at NN3W's Multi-Single on Saturday AM with some nice runs on 10-meters.
I am growing fond of CQWW Phone - very enjoyable weekend overall. 73 and thanks
for the QSO's

Ken KE3X and Aidan K3ADN
 
WØERP   SOAB HP   729,6562013-10-27 17:46:02
That was fun. All s&p had the rate meter up to 100 and hour for a while.
Patrick
w0erp
 
K4LM   SOAB HP   1,426,9502013-10-27 17:46:27
Love 10 meters! All contacts were S&P. Many, many call sign errors on the
cluster. Was surprised to hear CN2AA loud on 160.

Rig: TS-590S, LK-500 amp. and Nye Viking match box.

Antennas: TH6DXX @ 60' and 167' EDZ @ 50'(for 160, 80 and 40).
 
KD9MS   SOAB LP   607,3762013-10-27 17:47:12
I increased my score this year, but I don't know how, guess I just didn't want
to sleep. I had to work Saturday night and the WORLD SERIES is on so as a
Cardinal fan I hadn't planned on doing much contesting. I did manage to work
out 24 hours, sleep 3 hours this weekend and make some money for our Disney
trip!

Bands were great, except for 80m where I lost precious time this week working
on an antenna that didn't work at all. Fortunately I had my trusty inverted vee
for that so the night time wasn't a total waste. I am pleased with my score,
again I increased my total from last year (with help from old Sol and some
weird solar flares!) And I got my rotor on tower 2 working and the antenna
works great, even better now that it isn't locked on the NE!

Fun time!!!

73,
Craig KD9MS
 
K2QPN   SOAB(A) HP   529,0722013-10-27 17:50:07
My best phone contest by far. Conditions were great.
Ten meters was smoking. I worked a VU2 on Saturday
morning on 10. Not bad for a pop-gun. On Friday night,
I was making contacts without pulling teeth. Things
didn't start to drag until the last couple of hours.
My most enjoyable phone contest.

Of course Murphy struck - a switch went bad in my iMate
crippling the DVK. Did a quick switch replacement. Had
a couple of interruptions. I had another commitment
Saturday morning. A relative had a heat attack and we
spent Sunday afternoon at a Philly hospital.

73, Bob K2QPN
 
NXØI   SOAB(A) LP   894,6602013-10-27 17:51:56
Great Conditions here at my QTH. 10 meters was wide open all weekend as were 15
& 20. Wish I could stay awake all 48 hours but getting to old. Lots and
lots of DX stations to work even with my barefoot vertical. See u in the CQWWCW
test.

73's, Jerry
 
KB8O   SOAB LP   535,8152013-10-27 17:52:27
My Anniversary weekend so my time was limited as I wish to have another one next
year. Conditions were great in northern Ohio and 10m was a blast. Hope to hear
everyone next month in the CW test...

Jay KB8O
 
WD5R   SOSB/15 HP   197,7712013-10-27 17:52:44
I never dreamed that at this stage of my life Amateur Radio would provide so
much enjoyment for me.

Just want you guys to know those roses you tossed to me as we passed on the
band
worked magic. Kept this Gal going!

I tried a little "CQ'n", but over 90 percent was S/P, always
UNassisted.

Sure like the 24 hr thing.
Next time I will go 'assisted'. I feel like I must have missed several
countries.

88,
Marlene, wd5r
 
W7ZB   SOSB/10 HP   154,2422013-10-27 17:52:52
First time operating a contest from my new QTH. Just a wire antenna at 60 feet.
Operated 10 meters only, unassisted, and had a ball. Band was in GREAT shape
for me, with lots of LOUD europeans in the morning and lots of JA's in the
afternoon. Even with just the wire antenna, I felt like I did OK. Big surprise
when ES9C called me in the middle of running JA's in the afternoon. Almost all
of the time spent with S & P and the band is wide enough there wasn't bad
QRM. Best I have heard 10 meters in a decade.

Thanks for all the Q's. Next year my tower will be up and I will really get to
try out the new QTH.

73, Mark, W7ZB
 
N6RO   SOSB/160 HP   2802013-10-27 17:53:10
The Radio Oakley team did not have enough ops for a serious multi,
so we did four single-banders:
K1GI on 10m - serious effort, started Sat. AM
K3EST on 15 - very serious, new personal best in this cat.
K6AW on 20 - Classic, about 16 hours
N6RO on 160 - just making sure the 4 Square still works.

I spent most of the weekend enjoying sports on a new TV!
 
K7RL   SOAB(A) HP   6,899,6242013-10-27 17:53:44
Decided to try something different for a change, so I went SOAB(A). Gotta say,
it was a blast! The point and click part of it made quick work of the mult
hunt. So much so, I was running at a pretty good clip earlier in the contest
with a band map full of new mults. It also made the slow times more fun and
productive.

This effort was also a new personal best for Qs, mults, and total score, and
was the first time with two bands in the 4 digits, and three bands with over
100 countries. What a blast!

Thank you to all the great operators for the Q's and a fun weekend.

73, Mitch, k7RL
 
K2DSL   SOAB LP   549,2402013-10-27 17:54:29
Great fun!! Great conditions! Found some good ones before they were spotted and
the pileup showed up.

Thanks everyone!
David - K2DSL
 
KØMD   SOAB(A) HP   2,874,9402013-10-27 17:54:37
What a contest! I wish band conditions could be like this all the time!

Station: Icom 7800, Acom 2000a, Force 12 C49XR Stack at 100/40, Force 12
Magnum 240 N at 110 ft, Force 12 Magnum 160vx2 vertical and a wire dipole for
80, all organized by an Array Solutions 8-Pak switch with bandmaster - Fully
Automated station!

Usual contest planning with W0GJ and N0IJ, my contest mentors but a big weekend
for W0GJ as it was the inaugural contest for his new station.

I took the lessons from Contest U - I put my goals in writing (2,000,000
points, 2000 QSO's, DXCC on 10-15-20-40 and 30+ hours of contesting time), I
put together a strategy for the contest and I periodically stopped and compared
my progress with the plan.

I started off as SOAB but after 16 hours gave up on it and went to assisted. I
really had not planned to go unassisted but three computers would not work with
the rig on Friday and get packet cluster spots. I still need to trouble shoot
it. At lunchtime Saturday, my 10 year old son found an old netbook like PC
which I was able to use with N1MM and the rig, and everything started playing
perfectly.

I had the usual post-work week fatigue and had to sleep some on Friday night -
no surprise! Saturday, I was able to spend most of the day on the air doing
what our contest group urges us: BIC!

I still am working on my low band antennas - the four square needs repair that
I procrastinated this summer and did not get around to and the 160 vertical
continues to undergo design changes by Tom Schiller, N6BT. But, they worked
very well. I could not believe I worked Africa and Hawaii on 80 Sunday morning.
This bodes well for the CQ CW Contest I hope!

The Force 12 C49 stack continue to amaze me. This is the tribander to have!

The 10 meter monobanders are 14/14 and they outperform all my expectations. I
can use the spotting cluster packets and work one station after another on
usually the first call. They are great to run with as I was consistently told
that I was 10 to 20 over in Europe!

I think 15 meters is my secret weapon - the 7/7 stack from the C49 worked the
world with ease and I had some fun runs on 15.

The 20 meter stack is 4/4 on a 49 ft boom, so OWA before OWA was cool. I also
have a loud signal on 20 but did not run - 20 gets so wild with this contest.

I made my goal of DXCC on 10-20 with strategic use of my time. I was
handicapped from the start by not using the cluster for the first 16 hours. I
barely missed 100 countries on 40, largely due to poor execution on Friday
night.

Propagation was wonderful from my perspective - one W7 station told me he was
depressed waiting on the propagation to emerge and I told him I was having the
best propagation in years at my QTH. Hopefully it improved for him.

Goals for the station now include getting the 4 square repaired and running
next Spring and modifying the 160 vertical per Dr Schiller's prescription.

The new amp - the Acom 2000 a is the closest thing I have ever owned to a
sports car. I have to idle it back all the time -30 to 40 watts will drive it
to 1400 easily. It followed me instantly on the bands and I was always ready to
QRV. Acom makes a great product.

Bottom line:

Goal Achieved?
2,000,000 points Yes
2000 QSO's No
DXCC on 10 Yes
DXCC on 15 Yes
DXCC on 20 Yes
DXCC on 40 Yes

5/6 achieved. Glad we have CQ WW CW to go.
 
N3MK   SOAB HP   2,440,8162013-10-27 17:56:09
Some of the best conditions I've seen in a long time. I worked 37 zones on a
th-5 up 25 feet and a long wire for bands below 40 meters. Amazing. The
beverage works but has taken a beating over the last couples years. Time for a
revamp of the beverage.
 
N1DC   SOSB/10 LP   14,0402013-10-27 17:57:18
Excellent 10M conditions Sunday morning. Only had 2 hours available this
weekend. Planning a bigger effort for CW. Thanks for the QSO's.

73 Rick N1DC
 
N6OIL   SOAB Classic LP   75,3602013-10-27 17:57:20
Had a blast this contest gave the IC-7000 filters a workout.
 
K3EST(@N6RO)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,164,2402013-10-27 17:58:48
Bob says "thanks Ken, for use of the station." You're welcome, Bob.
 
KSØMO(KØVXU)   SOAB(A) HP   954,3122013-10-27 17:59:03
This is the club callsign of the Kansas City Contest Club. The call was used at
the station of K0VXU.

Only a limited time to operate, but it was really fun to have 10 and 15 meters
completely open. On Saturday I was hearing contest activity well above 29.000.
The QRM on 10 and 15 was like the old days....wall-to-wall signals with hardly
a space to fit into. 20 meters was about the same.

After about an hour or two of hitting hard on 10 meters, my amp quit working on
that band. I fear there is a link between wafer sections of the bandswitch that
came under soldered. No other damage, just all of a sudden no output. So I had
to operate the rest of the contest on 10 meters running barefoot. My TH6DXX is
set for CW, so I had very little output power in the phone section of the band,
but I still managed to work through some pileups....most notably, V51YJ Sunday
afternoon. (Well, I had to wait until the big boys got through)

Only 37 zones worked (missed 29, 36, & 39). I felt like the most was made
of the times available to operate.

A surprise was 7O2A from zone 37. I had him repeat his zone jsut to make sure
I had heard it right.

All in all a very enjoyable contest this time around.....just wish I could have
worked the entire contest period. Maybe next year.

Thanks to all the radio operators who so patiently worked to get
Kilo-Sugar-Zero-Mike-Oscar correctly logged. I have to admit is is a mouthful
in contests. But the callsign is a compromise of our members---half live in
Kansas (KS) and the other half live in Missouri (MO).

73,
Russ - K0VXU
 
W8OHT   SOAB HP   217,4642013-10-27 18:04:48
Rigged up wagon with car battery/12v DC to AC inverter/Oscilloscope to
investigate what's burning out preamps on RX antenna's far from shack
outdoors.
Enjoyed working China and so many signals on ten meters.
 
KU8E   SOAB Classic LP   506,4152013-10-27 18:05:13
100 watts and wires in trees
 
N9OK   SOAB(A) HP   228,2062013-10-27 18:05:55
Nice band conditions, SFI = 167. 10 and 15M wide open to Japan. A lot of fun!
 
AC4G   SOAB HP   1,068,1202013-10-27 18:06:13
Bands were great especially 10 and 15 meters...had to use attenuator to help
with splatter on the bands.
 
K7HBN   SOAB QRP   160,0832013-10-27 18:07:12
Great conditions, a great radio (Elecraft KX3) and a K index at 1 or 0 the whole
weekend made this CQWW SSB test one we may talk about for awhile. Least
frustrating QRP contest at K7HBN for a long time.

de HBN
 
KA9MOM   SOAB LP   28,4202013-10-27 18:09:38
IC-718 G5RV

10 was in great shape. Wish I had more time.
 
K4TOJ   SOAB LP   25,4882013-10-27 18:10:42
Very Casual effort. All S&P using a TS-590 and Carolina Compact 80 at 11M.
Love the exchange in this contest. Very simple and it's easier to see where
people are located in the world. Thanks to all those who heard me and returned
my call.
 
K7IA   SOAB(A) HP   523,3412013-10-27 18:16:09
I began as unassisted to "enjoy the hunt," but lousy hearing and very
crowded bands made for slow and boring going. Shifting to Assisted on Saturday
afternoon quickened the pace and added to the enjoyment.

Ten meters was a special treat after months of relative silence. We had better
get our fill of it before late Spring, 2014 (see "World Above 50 MHz,"
in QST for November 2013).

Hoping conditions in one solar rotation will be identical!
 
VC3R(VE7VR)   SOAB HP   4,642,4522013-10-27 18:18:40
Wow those were pretty good conditions. 80 and 160 were disappointing but 10 and
15 made up for it. How many signals can be packed into 20M? Didn't seem to be
any room to go play there.
 
HI3LFE   SOSB(A)/10 LP   18,0402013-10-27 18:18:51
RIG: Elecraft KX3, PWR 10W, antenna TA33 Mosley
 
K9GY   SOSB(A)/10 LP   41,2512013-10-27 18:23:39
FT-857D, Cushcraft vertical, LogiTalker and 100 watts. Thought about 15m single
band but hard to pass on 10m being open especially with 10.7cm SF over 160. My
XYL really appreciated the LogiTalker (voice keyer). All S+P.

CQ CONTEST!
Eric
 
PP1CZ   SOAB(A) HP   1,042,3252013-10-27 18:24:14
What a fantastic propagation, better in years.
So bad I have just few time to enjoy this oppening and the Contest as I like,
but anyhow, I could enjoy every minute on the air.
Thank you fellows, for the QSOs and the patience.
Best 73 from PP1CZ - Leo.
 
KØRH   SOSB/15 HP   274,3342013-10-27 18:24:35
Great contest....worked XW0YJY with 6 minutes to go in the contest for a new
country
and new zone....

Thanks, Jim
 
KB5JC   SOAB LP   120,1922013-10-27 18:25:08
All Contacts S&P - Had Great time - 10 meters was suprising.
 
CW3A(CX5CBA)   SOSB(A)/10 LP   411,0002013-10-27 18:25:16
Hi friends,




Antenna 4 el yagi
Kenwood TS-2000

73 to all

Carlos CX5CBA
 
W7VJ   M/S HP   3,689,2802013-10-27 18:27:14
The challenges of Pacific Northwest contesting were true to form, though there
really is no room for complaint. The first day we could not get anything
meaningful going in terms of runs. Thankfully we made up for it Sunday. Some
wonderful double mults. Station played well, and the team was great.

73
Andrew

W7VJ
 
WB8JUI   SOSB/10 LP   61,9202013-10-27 18:27:24
73 - Rick WB8JUI

Elecraft K3
Hustler 5BTV Ground mounted
 
KE7AUB   SOAB LP   188,5292013-10-27 18:27:49
A new personal record in CQ WW SSB for one who battles in these contests with a
57 foot 12 gauge wire, and auto-impedance matching unit, a 100 watts (if that
even) and a decent HF radio. Conditions on 10 and 15 meters was a major
contributing factor. Although after 9 years of contesting as a Single op, with
some valuable M/S and M/M guest operations experiences thrown in, I must have
also improved my skill level somewhat.

Thanks to all who heard my small signal. I thought I had more time in the chair
too.
 
VO1TX   SOAB LP   625,4042013-10-27 18:32:28
Had a great time, made some new contacts and will definitely be looking forward
to next years WW.

73
VO1TX
 
KZ1X   SOAB(A) HP   116,4642013-10-27 18:32:55
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
1.8 1 3 1 1
3.5 29 75 10 23
14 25 66 15 25
21 38 92 20 35
28 95 266 26 76
Total 188 502 72 160
Score: 116,464
 
N8SBE   SOAB Classic LP   489,6322013-10-27 18:33:11
Wow! Haven't heard the bands open like this for many a year. Really gave my
two-element spider-boom quad at 40 ft. a real work out. It's a stellar
performer for a short tower.

Far and away a personal best. Would have liked to break a 1/2 a million
points, but I ended up a bit short on time to work the entire allotted 24
hours.
 
W9RE   SOAB HP   7,689,6602013-10-27 18:33:20
Great conditions and no room on 40, 20 and 15.

It was nice to see activity all the way down to 3600 for once and all the way
past 29.000.

For the first time that I remember some stations just gave what was needed for
a fill as opposed to giving the whole call sign-pretty helpful.

Overall activity was way up and helped create a buzz because the expeditons
were sure down this year.

Thanks for the great fun but I must admit that during the test I did think a
few times that SSB contesting was not that good and fun as opposed to CW.
 
CN2AA   M/S HP   30,441,1352013-10-27 18:37:24
More info at http://www.cn2aa.com in few weeks. CU in CW part.

73 de IurII RL3FT
 
XE2AU   M/S LP   370,6202013-10-27 18:41:37
WE had excelent conditions and nice sportmanship, nice time
 
N9GUN   SOSB/10 LP   6,9962013-10-27 18:42:16
Part time effort! Boy did I miss the opening of the cycle!

73 de Tom, N9GUN
 
W1SRD   SOAB(A) HP   923,5442013-10-27 18:43:41
Amazing conditions.What else is there to say?
73,
Steve
W1SRD
 
N5AW   SOAB LP   3,378,6072013-10-27 18:45:16
WOW! May not see conditions this good again for a long time! I had a 173 hour on
ten Saturday morning and a 127 hour on Sunday. Also the first time I have ever
gone over a thousand contacts on a single band. I often miss zone 22 in this
contest so almost fell out of my chair when VU2NSS called me on ten meters no
less! Came close but still have never worked all 40 zones in CQWW - missed zone
39 this year.

Nearby thunderstorms made 80 and 160 completely unusable for part of Sunday
evening but by about 0500 things quietened down and there was a good opening to
Europe on 80. At two AM though a nearby lightening strike prompted me to shut
down and get some needed sleep. I can't really say the static hurt the score
all that much.

Score should be a new W5 low power record. Hope it stays aoove 3 meg with the
log checking!
 
NN4K   SOAB(A) HP   517,1282013-10-27 18:45:55
I agree with everyone that the band conditions were great. This was a S&P
effort to see how well I could do. I exceeded my goal of 500Qs but that the
most I have ever made in a contest. I could hear the BY and DU stations but
just couldn't made the contacts. Now to evaluate how I can make some
adjustments to the antennas and equipment. The N1MM program saved my voice
which usually doesn't last long. My biggest problem was hanging out too long on
a frequeny to make a contact when the combination of band conditions or others
calling or QRM were not allowing a Q. Found a cure; move on and come back
later. Rig here is the Yaesu FT2000, Alpha 78, Force 12 C19XR, Delta Loop for
40 and Doublet for 80. Need a 160 antenna next. See you in the CQWW CW Contest.
73 NN4K
 
N4PSE   SOAB HP   311,5382013-10-27 18:51:42
Another fun part time effort. Condx seemed good; but golf weather was awesome
and played twice during the contest!
 
K5ER   SOAB HP   1,081,9122013-10-27 18:54:09
WOW, what a fun weekend. 10 was open and the JA's were out in force!

Had an issue with relay box causing the SS amp to continually trip out on 20.
Glad 10 was open!

I keep hearing about working "layers" of stations. Here in North
Louisiana, I have no idea what that means, as I have never experienced it.
Don't know if it is a noise problem, my ears getting old or something
else(location??), but I work my "ONE" layer until there are no new
stations, then have to change bands and let the old one "re-charge".

Got a call Friday from my tower guy, who needed help with a 100 foot tower
across town that HAD to come down this weekend. Missed some good operating
time, but if you can't be operating, the next best thing is working with
friends on tower and antenna.

Had two goals when I started - make 1000 Q's and break 1,000,000 points. Missed
one, but made the other. Another great weekend
 
AE7DW   SOSB/10 LP   18,6502013-10-27 18:58:19
Yaesu FT897 @ 100w Carolina Window (homebrew)
 
KØOU   SOAB QRP   273,4602013-10-27 18:58:42
Rig=K3/10 to C4SXL at 65' and 80M dipole at 60'
20. 40 and 80 were very difficult for a QRP signal. Forget 160- couldn't even
get K3LR to hear me there. 15 was pretty good. And 10 meters was Red Hot. 10
was fun with signals up to 29.100 both days- Wow! Still could not get any
answers to CQ's. So score is 100% S&P. Only lost a couple of Q's that could
not tell they had it correct. Most fun I ever had running QRP in a phone DX
contest.
 
VA7IR   SOSB(A)/20 LP   83,0022013-10-27 18:58:44
Was always noisy on 20 meters,,would like to see this contest with 100 watts
only.
that will never happen.. just playing and a relaxed contest..
good luck to all and thanks for the contacts
Ken
 
W3PHL(N3ZA)   SOAB(A) HP   2,334,2132013-10-27 19:00:54
Great contest! Finally got 10M after quite a few years. Not a new QSO record,
but a new score record. Last time I made over 2 meg was 2004. I think I did my
Elmer proud. Fortunately I was able to run some on 10 for about 45 min. Sunday.
Just missed getting 500 Q's total there. Let's hope it continues on CW.

73 de Moe - N3ZA
 
NØHR   SOAB(A) HP   3,924,9602013-10-27 19:01:15
Rig: IC-7600
Antennas:
XM-240 @ 80ft
SteppIR 4el @ 72ft
80m V peak @ 60ft
160m V peak @ 45ft

Conditions were pretty good. I wanted to beat my old high score for this
contest and did so by ~1M points. Fairly happy with the results.
 
W3UA   SOAB(A) HP   6,908,3822013-10-27 19:01:42
During the whole contest period I enjoyed about 6 hours of noise free nirvana,
and the first time in my life QSO-meter jumped over 350 QSO/hour... the rest of
the time the noise floor was (as usual) between s6 and s9+10.... and the rates
were as they supposed to be.... But at least I had these few hours of ultimate
fun.
 
WH7DX   SOAB Rookie HP   172,8742013-10-27 19:02:50
ROOKIE 11/23/11

I had fun doing the Search and Pounce for new DX and IOTAs. I was a little
occupied with family sports but it worked at well. I needed the breaks. I
have no idea how many hours I worked.

I thought conditions were great. LP was open over the North at times and South
for many hours of the day. Basically, it sounded like everything was open over
a short period of time.

Aloha,

Bryan
 
W9VQ   SOAB LP   66,8662013-10-27 19:03:18
Both my Mosley TA-33jr and Hygain T2X rotor failed just before the contest and I
had to use a 40 meter V dipole at 55'. Felt just like my Novice days!
 
C6AZZ(KQ8Z)   SOSB/10 LP   324,5682013-10-27 19:07:55
Great condx on 10m !
 
VP2MXA(KK6ZM)   SOSB/80 HP   242,6462013-10-27 19:12:01
Fun single op effort! I appreciate K2DM, my uncle, for inviting me. I also am
grateful for the support of K1ZM, my Dad, and K3ZM, my uncle, for supporting my
single band effort. They gave up a lot of chair time for me. Thank you for all
the contacts!

Patrick
KK6ZM
 
W2TF   SOAB LP   941,3202013-10-27 19:13:35
10 meters sounded just like it did every day back in 79/80!!

worked on station antenna's up until a hour&half before contest started in
the semi-freezing rain. And am wondering if any improvement in performance could
have been realized same, without added operator fatigue it caused.
 
K5NA   SOAB(A) HP   1,822,8422013-10-27 19:19:44
Good high band conditions.

73, Richard - K5NA
 
AJ8B   SOAB HP   242,5502013-10-27 19:20:08
Great Fun on 10
 
KØEJ   SOAB HP   3,203,7422013-10-27 19:22:07
was doing the HP-Classic but did a few extra hours. First real DX test with new
HB 2L40 yagi. Its a keeper! Time-limited, Fun-unlimited. 73, Mark K0EJ
 
NC4S   SOSB(A)/10 HP   102,2582013-10-27 19:23:11
Great time on ten! Whish that I had put in more time. Was recovering from bad
cold.
 
VE3XD   SOSB(A)/15 QRP   15,3782013-10-27 19:25:01
Tough going with a dipole for 15 in the attic and QRP. I could hear a lot of
great DX but many couldn't hear me.
 
AD4ES   M/S HP   3,436,5582013-10-27 19:25:18
First time using new Expert 2K-FA linear. What a "Brute". Radio on
Run station was Yaesu FTdx5000 with Expert 2K-FA. Multiplier station ran Icom
7000 with Ameritron 572 Linear. Antennas were Stepp-IR with 40M DE @ 55 feet
for Run Station, and Gap Titan for Multiplier station, and Gap Voyager shared
between Run and Multiplier station. Software used was N1MM.
 
K6LL   SOAB(A) HP   3,589,3392013-10-27 19:25:54
I don't normally operate CQWW SSB, but decided to try the new Classic category,
and put in some time to experience the great band conditions.

Right away, I was amazed at the QRM on every band, and realized how much effort
it was going to be to do all the S&P work required for a good score. When I
woke up on Saturday morning, I decided to ditch the Classic category and go all
band assisted.

Conditions were great on all bands, and I operated quite a bit more than the
token effort I had planned. I was even able to run JA and, to some extent,
Europe, which is pretty remarkable for a 35 year old tribander and shorty 40 on
a 48 foot tower, from the west coast.

Now I'm looking forward to CQWW CW, which is not on Thanksgiving weekend this
year.

Thanks for all the QSO's!

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, Arizona















.
 
VA7FC   SOSB(A)/10 HP   518,2712013-10-27 19:27:43
Well that was alot of fun ! really good prop on 10 meters... last years score
was 468,520 .. was interesting comparing stats with VE7JH who was @ the VE7UF
super station also 10 meter single op unassisted .. we had a bit of a wind
storm late sunday afternoon and created terrible line noise when pointing to JA
.. I sure hope the SFI continues to climb and produces some F2 openings on 6
meters ...
Thank you all that heard my little 3 element tribander @ 50 ft !!!
Cheers n Beers VA7FC
 
WA3SRU   SOAB LP   477,2042013-10-27 19:30:12
Great contest. Actually worked all 6 bands with 100 watts. 10 meters was so
good, I spent a lot of time there. Best score of any contest for me.
 
WB6JJJ   SOAB HP   20,3042013-10-27 19:30:53
Just a few hours Sunday afternoon - pure S&P.
It has been many years since I have seen wall to wall QSOs from 28.3 to
>28.8 MHz. Lots of fun.
Bill, WB6JJJ
 
WN4AFP   SOAB Classic LP   6,7102013-10-27 19:33:01
My first CQWW DX SSB Contest! Great band conditions for a DX contest! This was a
very part-time effort. I worked several new countries (Ascension Island and
Aland Island) and one old friend. I worked TF3CW back in 1978 and worked him
for the second time in 2013. Looking forward to the CW version. Dave
 
VA3MW   SOAB(A) HP   2,069,1722013-10-27 19:34:20
Rig : TS-480
Amp : SGC500 brick

Antennas :
160M - 1/4 wave vertical
80M - inverted V at 60 ft
40M - inverted V at 45 ft
20-10M - 3 el Steppir
Pixel RX Loop

This was run 100% at the remote base with me in Toronto. The only glitch was
when the cable modem apparently had enough on Sunday morning and just --
halted. It was a good thing the ISP was able to reset it remotely as I was
just about to take the 3 hour round trip drive to figure out what was wrong.

The technical challenge this time was to record all the contest audio with
qsorder. However, the PC at the far end is not powerful enough to handle the
task and with my setup, N1MM runs at the far end with me 'remote desktopped'
into it.

Fortunately N1MM has been amazingly designed to push the required packet
information correctly and I was able to route that info to the house. Qsorder
was running here at the house and with the N1MM UDP data packets tunneled
across the internet, I was able to take the audio correctly. No matter how you
do it, I would highly recommend that you record your contest audio as it is
worth to to double check a few of them if required. It works amazingly!

This was the first chance I had to play with the 160M vertical with elevated
radials. The band was noisy but the Pixel RX loop helped and I was able to
snag a few countries. I really need to test this antenna some more.

Many thanks to those guys that write N1MM. I don't know how many thousands of
lines of code are in N1MM, but it is rock solid. Well done!

I'm sure I added many countries to my country list.

What a blast! Mike va3mw
 
OP4A   SOAB LP   722,7892013-10-27 19:34:31
Just did S&P because of bad leg ,
Trx IC 746 100watts, Ant Dipole for 40m and a 2 el for 20/15/10m.
Nice openings on 10meter...
73
 
K6LRN   SOAB HP   126,3652013-10-27 19:34:40
Last Q was with XW0YJY...may not count as time was running out.
Thanks all for the Qs!!
 
W4WWQ   SOAB HP   356,1602013-10-27 19:41:36
OO's should have been busy with so many stations on band edges. Many had no
clue where their wide signals fell on the spectrum. 10 meters brought back
memories of 1960 cycle. Loved 180 degree reverse of SteppIR. K3, KPA500, 3
ele SteppIR @ 55 feet and 80/40 trapped dipole.
 
VA3KA   SOSB(A)/15 HP   130,1332013-10-27 19:41:56
As normal I only had a few hours available so decided to go SO15 Assisted with
the goal to work all zones and 100 countries.

Result:
39 zones (missed zone 39)
140 countries

Will see how the CW test goes!
 
N2ZN   SOAB Classic HP   517,5842013-10-27 19:42:18
Just messing around with some new antennas and amps...mostly a 10 meter effort
with some mult gathering on the other bands. Great conditions!
 
AF6GA   SOAB Classic LP   48,7892013-10-27 19:44:24
First experience of really good conditions and heard a lot including Greenland.
Unfortunately there were some huge pileups that my 100w and wet piece of string
couldn't get through.

Getting the rig control working with N1MM made self spotting and moving around
the band a lot easier than previous tests.

Great fun and thanks to all that worked digging out the quiet qrp'ers.

IC-7000 & 68ft doublet
N1MM
 
N7WA   SOAB LP   1,6802013-10-27 19:44:52
Just checking out new (5el 20M Yagi) and rebuilt (3el 40M Yagi) antennas before
next week's SS. Conditions sounded good. Even worked a couple new ones (for
phone). Only hope we get the same on the CW weekend.

cheers
dink, n7wa
 
KT8K   SOAB Classic QRP   29,9252013-10-27 19:45:06
Had very little time to be on the air this weekend but got in enough to rack up
100 Q's. Conditions Sunday afternoon were great all the way up through 10m and
I set what might be a personal best 66 Q's in an hour with my 5W, vertical
3-band dipole, and wires in the trees. What a blast! Hopefully I'll have a
new (to me) 5 band vertical in place before the next one, AND the time to make
a serious effort.

Thanks to all who listened hard for my small signal! Can't wait for the CW
version. Best rx & 73 to all -- Tim
 
KQØC   SOAB HP   1,771,7702013-10-27 19:45:51
Wow, what fun. DXCC on just 10 meters in one weekend. 80 and 160 were pretty
rough, but the high bands were better than I have ever experienced. For the
first time I ran a major contest without anything breaking or even needing
attention. The new firmware for the Alpha 9500 rocks. I didn't even bother with
the tuner.
 
WA2OAX(N3AD)   SOAB(A) HP   4,778,7782013-10-27 19:55:49
My thanks to Ira/WA2OAX for allowing me to operate his outstanding station. The
station performed superbly - the operator not so much. When I started the
contest I was still feeling the lingering effects of a serious case of
bronchitis. By Saturday night, it was fully back. Sunday is largely a blur for
me. I stayed in the chair,but, at least part of the time, I was in a fog and
really not very productive.

Hopefully I'll be in better shape for CQWW CW where I will see you all from
VP2MMM.
 
VK6WX   SOAB LP   6512013-10-27 19:58:43
Handed out a few numbers. 2 and a bit hours of operation.
HUGE kudos to the operator of VP5DX for hearing me and making the QSO.
FT-920, 100 Watts and a dipole at 5 metres.
 
N4PN   SOSB(A)/15 HP   860,1122013-10-27 20:00:40
No need to mention any more about the condx...Really great!
15m was "too open"...no where to find a spot if you ever gave up
a frequency...
Nice surprise to have these call me: HS4SSP, GZ5Y, VU2NKS, 5X1NH,
FK8DD, XX9O, 9M6RHM, 7Z1SJ. Great to Champ at XW8YJY..and, within
14 minutes of each other, KC4AAC and RI1ANU called for two new ones
while calling CQ beaming South America in the last few hours on Sunday
evening...
Great fun on SSB for a CW op...
73, Paul, N4PN

FT1000MP/AL1200
TH-5 @ 70'
Logging w/CT
 
W6KC   SOAB(A) HP   263,8442013-10-27 20:00:48
I wasn't planning to spend this many hours, but who knows when conditions are
going to be this good again, so I just kept rolling. And then I thought maybe
I can get DXCC in one weekend. I guess that I should have hung in a little bit
longer since I ended up with 99 countries.

Station:
Elecraft K3, AL80B Amp & N1MM
TA33jr @ 30 feet
40/80M Trap Inverted V @ 30ft
 
NDØC   SOAB QRP   1,053,5582013-10-27 20:01:37
Well... the sun decided to come out and play this time! The conditions, as we
all know by now, were unbelievable. I had been very encouraged in the lead-up
over the last couple weeks, daring to hope that we might see a recurrance of
the 2011 conditions. And wow...! Great conditions to run QRP on the high
bands!

This score is a personal best for me, surpassing 2011. I was able to hit the
million point mark (prior to log checking) for the first time ever, failing
just short of 1,000 Qs. And I got an imaginary weekend DXCC again for the
third time in CQWW with a total of 103 unique countries worked.

Of course 10 meters was incredible, with the band wall-to-wall well above
29.000 MHz. 15 and 20 were also very good, and I had to ration my time so I
didn't just sit on 10 all day! 40 was OK from here and I was able to do
half-way decent (for mediocre antennas in the "black hole"). 80 was
pretty much a lost cause - I didn't hear much here, but didn't spend a lot of
time messing around down there.

This was all S&P... I tried running a few times on 10, but just couldn't
get anything going. I had 4 hours on Saturday morning and early afternoon when
I averaged over 60 QSOs per hour with S&P - pretty good for with QRP!

Some of the pile-ups were really big and nasty - some I just passed by figuring
I'd be better off to rack up more Qs elsewhere and come back later when things
had hopefully died down a bit. - We QRPers have to choose our battles,
consistent with the philosophy espoused by "Dirty Harry" (Clint
Eastwood): "A man's got to know his limitations."

Obviously the whole packet "thing" has contributed to bigger
pile-ups, and apparently most of the callers know the callsign of the DX from
the spots, since some DX stations would go for several minutes without IDing.
- Very frustrating. The splatter situation seems as bad as ever and W/VE is
not exempt. There seemed to be some ugly signals over here, taking quite a bit
of band-space.

As always, thanks to the stations that used patience, persistence and good ears
to pull me out of the noise and splatter.

The ND0C "super-station":
Rig: Yaesu FT-897D running 5 watts
Antennas: Cycle 24 TX38 tribander (with interlaced monobanders on a common
15' boom) at 40' above ground (I've only had this antenna up a month and half,
but really like it so far); Cushcraft D40 rotatable dipole; inverted vee

73,
Randy, ND0C

"You don't have to be crazy to contest with QRP ... but it helps!"
 
N1YX   SOAB(A) HP   1,515,2282013-10-27 20:02:27
Very partial effort due to other activities. Conditions were great at times on
high bands, but sometimes I felt that nobody can hear me. The 10m was fun and I
spent way too much time there, as is seen from my score break down. There were
just tons of stations there. I even had couple runs where 10 minute rate hit
over 200. Thanks everybody for the Qs.
 
K1LT   SOAB(A) HP   2,522,8192013-10-27 20:03:41
97% of my contacts were by search and pounce. The first day, I made
about 850 QSOs was by careful tuning. Since 10 meters was in such
good shape, I decided to make my goal to see if I could reach DXCC in
24 hours (16 hours of operating), which I did with 6 entities to
spare. I continued in careful-tuning mode until I quit about 0300Z
the second evening.

Sunday morning I had a hard time returning to the radio because I
didn't have a new goal, and nothing seemed particularly achievable.
But after a while, I decided to try to work as many multipliers as
possible. For a little while I used the "search" feature of DX
Summit
to look for European countries that should be easy to work that I
hadn't worked yet. But that is a very tedious way to get a spot, and
half the time the target had left before I could get there.

Eventually, I turned on the telnet/cluster/band-map feature in the
logging program and I discovered something new! Since the band-map
highlights stations not yet worked and especially multipliers, I could
spend the rest of the afternoon pointing and shooting. I did discover
that one *must* verify the identity of the target before calling,
because a large number of spots are broken. I'm sorry I caused a few
dupes until I learned this. But after a while, the checking becomes a
habit, and the typical errors are usually easy to see (transposed and
missing letters, optimistic miscopied prefixes, etc.). Now I see why
some guys really hate the availability of this technology.

I am still using the 80 meter "cage" antenna which has 4 very narrow
stretches of low SWR connected by regions of high SWR. Retuning the
antenna tuner every 25 kHz from 3600 to 3850 kHz is a drag. A full
sized vertical will help, but that still doesn't avoid tuning issues.
How do you guys handle 75/80 meter bandwidth?

I think the bands were in better condition this year than in the
banner year 2011. 10 and 15 were great, 20 was not bad, 40 was not
bad, 80 was good and not noisy, and 160 was not bad and not noisy the
first night. I have never seen so much red and orange on the P3.

I missed only zone 34. I worked almost everything I heard except 9V
on 20, C91 and 9M6 on 10, and SV9 on 40 at the very end. Even though
I did very little CQing, the surprise multiplier was 9H on 29 MHz.

See you all in the CW WW where I plan to be unassisted and hopefully
running a lot of the time.

Equipment: K3, P3, ETO 91B (thanks Jeff), X7 at 60 feet and verticals.
 
OL3R(OK1VWK)   SOAB(A) HP   2,513,9832013-10-27 20:04:27
New 40/80m vertical (EA6XD Moregain style at 15m DX-wire fibreglass mast) burned
down in first 3 hours. Home brewed PVC antenna insulator is definitely not the
same quality material like PTFE when rain and humidity is high. And it was
weather conds at my location first contest period. High RF voltage at the ends
of antenna did own job. When my OM-Power SWR protection said no no, something
wrong, tried key-down low powered TX and watched St Elmo's fire at the top of
vertical 10 min after stop TX. Famous scenario at the night in compare to what
says SWR meter at this moment :-) Decided stop operation and sleep bcs no TX
antenna for low bands. Left-over 160m Inv.V wasnt good idea for the rest of
battle.

Saturday morning decided to repair it and change insulator material for PTFE.
Vertical was back in operation state after 9h outage. Lucky but day bands in
first part of contest were definitely lost. It was crucial decision. Upper
bands were extremely good in DX propagation here. Mainly 10 and 15m. Continued
without chance but happy that everything worked fine.

CU in CW part ...
 
N7XU(K4XU)   SOAB Classic HP   542,4302013-10-27 20:08:08
I was not going to operate at all but when I Friday evening and saw that 15m was
still open, I kinda got hooked. I S&P'd my way around and worked a
surprising amount of good stuff. I have been out here on the left coast almost
20 years and counted myself lucky to work anything in zone 14 or 15 on 10m. I
have not heard 10m like this since I lived on the east coast. 80 and 160m were
mostly a lost cause in the local plasma TV smog.
Rig: K3 and KPA500. Tribanders at 40 and 75 feet, 40m dipoles at 70ft.
Can't wait for next month.
See y'all next week in SS.
73
Dick
 
WD5K   SOAB LP   1,670,5922013-10-27 20:15:33
Elecraft K3 100w

TH7DX @ 50'
40m Dipole
80m Inv V
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   1,690,3402013-10-27 20:20:31
* FT-2000 + SB221 (SO1R, unassisted)
* N1MM Logger
* 3 ele. Steppir @ 47'
* 40M Steppir dipole @ 47'
* 40M 2-element reversible quad, fixed Europe/ZL
* 3 x 80M verticals, triangle array

C and M flares almost all the way, but the bands held up surprisingly well.
This far west, they were solid but not super -- folks further east were having
a much better time with Europe. Big thrill working C91 on 10M and ST2 on 15M
Sunday morning, both calling in during modest runs over the pole.

Funniest moment: waiting in the pileup to work newly rebuilt V26B just before
0300z Saturday night on 20M, when the op announced he had to QRX to catch a
4-inch tarantula that had wandered in. Contesting in the tropics.

Managed to better all previous bests, including last year, but didn't hit the
targets I set (3M points and 3,000 Qs). Did hit the goals for 15M, but not on
any other band. Biggest disappointment was 20M, which I tended to ignore after
giving it a few tries on Saturday. MUF was too high and that band doesn't have
much room to pack in a world of activity. Matched last year's zone and country
totals on 20M; however, the QSO count was less than half.

Couldn't get much going on 75M or 40M with CW-band antennas, but made the best
of it. The 40M quad worked for a few EU contacts on Saturday night once the
eastern wall had diminished. Not a great outing on that band, though, as
domestic NA activity was tough to attract.

Boosted last year's 75M production from 65Qs, 5 zones and 4 countries to 108
Qs, 11 zones and 13 countries, despite the array's notable fall-off above 3.700
Mhz. Never could get the attention of JAs on Sunday morning. Hope the array
works better over the Pacific during the CW contest.

Had fun. Got my SSB fix out the way, and now looking forward to the ultimate
fave of the year for me: CQWW CW.

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
3.5 108 205 11 13
7 188 420 23 48
14 218 622 27 71
21 748 1901 29 74
28 429 1164 25 71
Total 1691 4312 115 277
Score : 1,690,304

Annual progress...

2013: 1691 115 277 1,690,304 SFI=165 A= 2 K=1
2012: 1794 101 255 1,550,736 SFI=131 A= 4 K=1
2011: 1604 105 243 1,307,088 SFI=126 A= 4 K=2
2010: 1156 82 158 637,440 SFI= 86 A= 4 K=1
2009: 1030 61 130 434,525 SFI= 74 A=17 K=4
2008: 1080 73 154 559,101 SFI= 68 A= 1 K=0
2007: 349 54 97 123,367 SFI= 67 A=14 K=4
2004: 167 38 61 39,303
2003: 46 11 22 4,356
2002: 12 8 9 493
 
WØPV   SOSB(A)/10 LP   59,3282013-10-27 20:23:41
Great band condx made participating in this event lots of fun.

Many thanks to all who copied my LP signal, no-tower (wire dipole at 30 ft),
and especially if you had to tolerate my experiment with using for the first
time a PC sound card voice-keyer.
 
KØLUZ   SOAB HP   2,777,5162013-10-27 20:24:09
I wasn't planning to spend so much time in front of the radio, but these were
the best conditions in probably ten years. It also lasted all weekend.
Usually one day is great and then the other day has some disturbances. What a
great weekend.
 
CX2DK   SOSB(A)/20 HP   873,3042013-10-27 20:26:36
Hi..

Happy with my score and performance.
Nice conditions with USA, EU and AS during saturday.
Sunday was different. Poor conditions with EU...

I see you in the next

73
Marcelo CX2DK
 
PY4EK   SOAB(A) HP   184,3702013-10-27 20:29:09
TS480SAT
Drake L4B
Force 12 C3
 
K1GI(@N6RO)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   557,3802013-10-27 20:31:10
Great condition finally. I say thank you for hosting, Ken N6RO.
 
AA3K   SOAB(A) HP   2,540,8762013-10-27 20:32:19
A new personal best!

Conditions were amazing.

A great discussion on the club's e-mail reflector convinced me I should try
running on 10m from my small station. I tried. After about a dozen calls I
was about to give up when the flood gates opened. By the time the onslaught
slowed I had over 600,000 points. A second run took me over 1 million just 20
hours into the contest. Normally I do not see that until around 36 hours. Two
more runs brought the score to about 2 million. Search and Pounce (my normal
method) brought me the rest of the way.

Being called by a VU2 during one of my runs (and as loud as the EUs):
priceless! Breaking pileups with one call: priceless! Having beam stuck to
the south for the last two hours: not so good. Fortunately that will be a
relatively easy fix.

I now wish I had put up the 160m antenna. It probably would have added another
100K to the score.
 
VE7TK   SOAB(A) HP   534,6002013-10-27 20:36:50
Well that was fun! I worked 3 new ones on 80 and surfed all the bands. As can
be seen I slept when 40 was open - hi.

Nice to have some decent propagation. I hope all enjoyed it as much as I did.

73, Rick
VE7TK
 
WB8RFB   SOAB LP   45,2642013-10-27 20:44:02
This was a very part-time effort using 100 watts to a low strung G5RV and a
Hy-Gain AV-18 ground mounted vertical. Had to work Saturday and then the yard
was badly in need of mowing and raking so I reluctantly pushed myself away from
the rig on Sunday afternoon and did what I should have done earlier in the week.
I'll blame not doing it on the cold weather we had! Some QSO's were just one
call and put 'em in the log and others I had to fight for even though their
signal strength seemed to be greater. Let's hope conditions are as good for the
CQ WW CW next month and the 10 meter ARRL contest in December.
 
LZ4TL(LZ2DF)   SOSB/160 HP   55,1652013-10-27 20:44:06
Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : LZ4TL
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : Single band (SB) 160 m
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 20
Locator : KN22IV
Operating time : 14h57

BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 567 14 71 0 649 1.14
80 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
40 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
20 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
15 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
10 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 567 14 71 0 649 1.14
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 55 165

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators :
Soapbox :


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PY2DY   SOSB(A)/15 HP   433,4852013-10-27 20:50:00
MANY THANKS FOR ALL STATIONS IN MY LOG!
SEE YOU IN NEXT WW.
73'S
PY2DY
TONY
 
K3LR   M/M HP   39,054,4812013-10-27 20:50:46
 
AL9A   SOAB HP   2,035,0192013-10-27 20:52:57
Hey, guess which band was open in AK? Wow, what a kick! Stations were wall to
wall on every band I worked. Too much of a good thing because it was
impossible to find a quiet spot to settle in an call CQ without noisey
neighbors.

The SFI actually increased during the contest and all the concerns about
M-Class and X-Class flares turned out to be a minor annoyance. My only wish
was that I was about 20 years younger so I could keep plowing ahead during the
wee hours of the night. This represents my all time personal high for this CQ
WW in both QSOs logged and total score. Given my age and the solar cycle I may
never be able to top this, but boy it was sure fun!
 
K7VIT   SOAB(A) HP   204,9842013-10-27 20:53:11
With a couple of flares earlier, I feared disturbed conditions during the
contest. No problem. These were some of the best band conditions in recent
years here. Worked a couple of new ones even with limited operating time.

Thank you to all who answered my calls.
73, Jerry
 
HL1VAU   SOAB(A) LP   399,8562013-10-27 20:54:17
Great propagation...!
The band crowded from edge to edge and no place for little pistols running..
:-)

CU in the CW..
Rocky
 
W1NN   SOAB LP   8,0622013-10-27 20:55:37
Remote from Japan. Got on for a few minutes each evening (US time)mostly to see
if I could work some of my JA friends. Didn't work very hard at it and only
managed to work 14 JA stations, all but one on 15 (and 1 on 10). I worked more
JAs last year in a similar effort. Nice to also work Dave NH2T, whom I met on
Guam earlier this year.

73, Hal W1NN
 
W6PK   SOAB(A) HP   9,7152013-10-27 21:03:22
Part-time, spent most of the time on 10m. Had the most fun on 10m since I
started DXing! Lots of new band counts. Tnx for the QSOs!
 
K2LE(@K2LE/1)   M/2 HP   9,947,2522013-10-27 21:07:26
Great condx, no significant hardware failures this year no hurricane warnings as
last year
Who was the idiot filling the packet network with deliberately busted calls ,
using K5ZD as the spotter? Spent a lot of time deleting these..

This was FUN !

Andy K2LE and the VT gang
 
VE7JH(@VE7UF)   SOSB/10 HP   788,2002013-10-27 21:17:13
Thanks to VE7UF for letting me operate his M/M station for this one.
The contest proved to be a great way to test the new stack of three 5el
monobanders on 10m. They performed perfectly and they allowed me to hear the
weaker staions who were running QRP or were at the edge of the propagation
zone.
It was great to enjoy the high solar flux and have a couple of hours of Europe
both mornings here on the West Coast.
1000 QSOs from the USA and 500 from Japan accounted for the bulk of the
contacts, however Brasil comes in 3rd with 65 beating out Spain's 60 QSOs.
The most active zones were:
4 - 658
25 - 518
14 - 269
5 - 201
3 - 171 (a nice Es opening to California on Saturday night accounted for a lot
of the Zone 3's)
Thanks to all who called, it was great fun!
73,
Gabor, VE7JH
 
NE1B   SOAB HP   625,6122013-10-27 21:18:46
Had a great time during my limited involvement.
 
N7MZW   SOAB LP   176,2002013-10-27 21:21:47
Nice to see 10 Meters open again. A limited time effort with 100% "Hunt and
Pounce". Kenwood TS-950SD, Heil ProSet with HC-5 mic element on VOX, and a
"home brew" G5RV "flat top" up 50 feet running N-S from 6,053 feet elevation in
Cheyenne, WY. Thanks for all the contacts!
 
NT1K   SOAB(A) HP   347,7002013-10-27 21:27:55
Butternut HF9V running 500W on all but 10M (Barefoot)
 
WA7LNW   SOSB(A)/10 HP   315,6152013-10-27 21:34:11
Amazing 10 meter conditions made for an unforgettable contest weekend!

Station: TS-480, KPA-500, 2 Element HEX Beam @ 60 feet.
 
VE3BR   SOAB LP   1,677,4062013-10-27 21:37:23
Radio: Ten-Tec Jupiter
Antennas: 5 band hexbeam at 40ft and DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band
Vertical
Software: N1MM 13.10.1

A truly bizarre experience! I managed to (just barely) improve my SSB SOAB LP
personal best, but have been disoriented all along.

I could not take advantage of good 10 m conditions; had to watch my step since,
for reasons yet unknown, it and only it -for the first time ever- generated
RFI/TVI.

I know that there will be statements made about good conditions, but in my
opinion, they were not "good"; they were straight out of the Hogwarts
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Those heard were heard well, but nearly
always I could not make it through to a running DX (even with no pile-up) while
hearing other CCO "locals" (maybe a tad better antennas and a bit more
juice) just "walk-in" and make a QSO on the proverbial "first
call". On the other hand, few QSOs, usually difficult for me, were
extremely quick and painless. The problem? "Easy" ones were an
infinitesimal minority.

Frustration! I almost gave up after first 24 hours. The more so, that my
headset broke down during the first night and I had to improvise. (Pictures on
how to use metal hangers and duct-tape to adjust the cheap computer headset for
a perfect position of the mic are "available upon request".)

Add that many (and I mean MANY!) were asking for a confirmation of my callsign
(why listen when one can rely on "check partials"?), because my VE2
twin is an active Phone contester and this was my first major SSB contest with
the 2x2 callsign, then you get the picture.

So no wonder that I took it easy the second night with a full "beauty
sleep". (Hold your comments: I know that in my case it ain't gonna help.)
 
N6WM(@K6LRG)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   84,2332013-10-27 21:39:01
4 kids soccer games, 1 kids tennis match, barbeque chef sunday, left me about 6
hours over the weekend so chose to do an assisted 15 m with remaining spare
time... normally a good category for a part timer. My congratulations go to
Bob Cox (K3EST) at N6RO (my other home team) for one of the best single band
performances I can recall and well deserved victory from the RO triple stack.

Was able to Work 100 + countries and 30 zones in one 30 minute session on
Friday and two 3 hour sessions and a 1/3 gallon amp Sat and Sunday. spent
maybe 15 minutes in run sessions X 2 picking up a country mult each time.

I really wish I had more time to play in this, yet feel very fortunate to have
been able to participate at all, as these were the finest SSB conditions in
memory to date.

100% Remote from Fremont to K6LRG

K3/0 > K3/100 > KPA500
Antenna: Force 12 EF415

73 and seeya next time
Chris
N6WM
 
K7FLI   SOAB(A) LP   7,6702013-10-27 21:40:38
Just shy of last year's score...Great to hear the bands so packed, but the QRM
made the going tough for a LP station with wires and a ground mounted vertical,
especially on 10M Took longer to get fewer Qs as compared to last year, but I
will take overcrowded bands over crickets any day! Even added a couple all
time new ones to my DXCC worked list!
 
IV3BCA   SOAB Classic LP   747,2282013-10-27 21:41:57
10 meter opening: Wonderful Contest
Best 73 de IV3BCA Paolo
 
K1TN   SOAB Classic HP   717,9602013-10-27 21:41:59
500 watts, 135-foot doublet in trees.
 
N7GP(N5IA)   SOSB/160 HP   2,3202013-10-27 21:46:52
This operation was intended to be shakedown 'cruise' for significant changes
that I have made for the Top Band station prior to entry into the 160 Meter
contest season. From that aspect it was a success.

After operating last season from my new 160 Meter antenna location where the
operating position is in a bus that I drive to the site, I made the decision
that I didn't necessarily like operating from inside a cold tin can during the
winter and then trying to sleep in a sleeping bag on the floor with bright
sunlight all around.

Another disadvantage at the site is the lack of facilities. At home all the
comforts and advantages are available. What to do? Obviously the solution
would be to operate the site remotely from home.

OK. Decision made, but how to do SO2R remotely? That will take some doing.

Long story made short my home operating equipment now consists of two K3/0s
interfaced with the MicroHam MK2R+ SO2R controller and each K3/0 feeding a
RemoteRig black box.

At the antenna site 60 miles distant the two K3 transceivers receive their
control via RemoteRig black boxes fed from a wireless ISP connection. A
separate Internet connected PC runs a Green Heron server program which provides
control of the K7JEM designed 16 Beverage selector and the K7JEM designed relay
box which replaces the On, OFF & Standby/Operate function switches of the
20 year old Alpha 89 amplifier.

On Thursday I loaded the bus and drove to the site south of Safford, AZ and
started getting everything connected. The install tech for the wireless ISP
arrived and shortly thereafter I had a decent I-net connection with fairly good
latency back to the home setup. ISP provided public IP addresses were entered
into the PC and the RemoteRig setup.

Friday I returned to the antenna site and went over the Beverage antenna system
which had not been inspected since last March. I finished up the final
connections to the K7JEM Amp control relay box and tested all functions
locally. It appeared I was ready to Rock and Roll.

Upon arriving at home, turning everything on and entering the new IP addresses
for the equipment at the antenna site, I discovered the PC with Green Heron
controls were working as advertised but the RemoteRig was having problems being
recognized by the controller. I made one contact in the contest and then the
radio connection quit. Hmmmm, this is going to be a long night.

I made the 60 mile drive to the antenna site and wound up having to change the
IP address on the RemoteRig box. The original IP address did not respond. I
then returned home and started to contest again shortly after 0500 Z. But
something was not right with the audio. It was breaking up at times. Oh well,
stumble through night one and look at it on Saturday.

I wound up making 98 contacts the first night. D4C was the best DX. I heard
LU2DHT calling to XE1RCS but RCS couldn't hear DHT. DHT was very good copy and
I did not hear him again all night. Conditions seemed decent but the band
became vacant after the EU sunrise. No VK or ZL were heard at their respective
sunsets. So off to bed at 0930. Sure was nice to have the regular bed close at
hand.

Saturday morning I again traveled to the antenna site and made various tests to
determine if the TX audio breakup was because of RF or something to do with the
data stream delivery. After considerable step by step sleuthing I determined
the problem was with the Ethernet switch. I replaced the switch and further
testing indicated the TX audio breakup was gone. I returned home with
anticipation that all the start up problems were now behind me.

A first listen to the earphones yielded wall to wall static. A check on the
web of the lightning map showed a large T-storm cell in southern OK and
northern TX. Not good, with this area about 800 miles east of me and directly
in line of my prime listening direction. I never got better all evening but I
did manage to contact Jim at CN2R, plus CR3A, VP5T, V26B and C6ANW. A real
surprise was finding Ezequiel's Low Power signal from HI3EPR among the static
crashes. It took a while for him to hear my signal, but finally we made it
happen.

I tried for more than 10 minutes, two different times, to get TM6T to hear my
signal. He was very lonely, CQing away, and receiving no calls from anyone.
That was the only continental EU signal that I heard.

Here a few stats comparing this year's effort with last year.

2013 2012

Total Qs 117 338

Zones 11 11

Countries 18 20

Score 2,320 4,247

Hours 11 21

2 Pointers 25 52

3 pointers 10 11

Top Hour 0600-53 0600-38

VE 12 33

XE 4 4

KH6 4 3

DX 8P-C6-CM 8P-CU-FM
CN-CT3-D4 HK-KH6-KL
HI-HK-KH6 KP4-LU-P4
KL-KP2-TI PJ2-PJ4-TI
PJ2-V2-VP5 V2-V3-VP2M
VP5-ZF

All in all, I am pleased with the results of my very first remote operation in
a contest environment. I am sure there are many more 'bugs' that I am going to
find. The next step is to get ready for the CW portion of CQ WW at the end of
November. Perhaps I can put in a full effort for that one without any major
visits from Mr. Murphy.

Thanks for all the Qs and my apologies to anyone who I did not hear through the
tremendous static storm that existed the 2nd night.

73 de Milt, N5IA,
 
VE6BMX   SOSB(A)/10 LP   382,0702013-10-27 21:48:23
AMAZING 10m propagation. I cant recall 10 being this well for this contest over
my past 30 years. Regardless, it's been a long time and was the best time I've
ever had in a contest in what seems forever. Great propagation to almost all
areas of the world in a 48 hour period. What would have been better was to have
10 open more than a few hours after sunset. I recall 10m 30 years ago having
signals near midnight, but that would be pushing it. What a fun time!!! and a
record breaker for me! 73 to all.
 
KA6BIM   SOSB(A)/10 HP   396,7292013-10-27 21:51:41
Best conditions I have seen on 10 mtrs since 2002!
 
OH4XX   SOSB(A)/10 HP   298,5502013-10-27 21:56:46
Nice condx!! I wish I had more time to operate. Tnx for the qsos!

73,

Mikko
 
HA5PP   SOSB(A)/10 HP   247,1582013-10-27 21:57:54
TS-590 + 400 W, 3 el Yagi to USA 13mH and GP

73, Zoli
 
K7WP   SOAB(A) LP   696,3382013-10-27 22:15:40
FT1000MP/ Force12 6BA @70'/ CL33 @30'/ 160/80 Sloper/ N1MM

Incredible condx! Unfortunately, not able to put in a full effort due to other
commitments and not able to work the most optimum hours...even so, a wonderful
sunspot experience!

Thanks for you patience, and all the Q's...

John K7WP ..
Go AZ Outlaws...!
 
OG1M(OH1VR)   SOAB Classic HP   1,664,7162013-10-27 22:17:32
SOAB Classic was fun and of course a new experience. Because of a jetlag I slept
well nights and also few hours at daytime. In this situation I concentrated just
to collect 24 hrs of operation time - not to pick up best possible hours.
Propagations: Never thought that we could get back old good days but it
happened!
 
K6LE   SOAB LP   6,2782013-10-27 22:18:05
K3 100W - Dipole
 
K7SS   SOSB/10 HP   338,5282013-10-27 22:30:21
There's NO METERS, like TEN METERS.
 
OE3DXA   SOAB HP   472,3742013-10-27 22:46:13
was a hard one this times, had only an windom antenna as inverted v @ 10m on the
top, costs a lot of time to get the rare stations with this antenna and a lot of
them i cant't get, anyway it was a lot of fun to participate thanks to all for
the points, 73 wern, oe3dxa
 
K9SG   SOAB(A) HP   468,4312013-10-27 23:02:22
Operated for about 10 hours from Control location in Sedona, Arizona to my
station in Greenfield, Indiana using K3 with Remoterig and 1KFA amplifier.
 
K7RF   SOAB Classic HP   303,1992013-10-27 23:04:38
Very difficult and disappointing contest for me despite the great band
conditions. 100% S&P operation this year. Guess I didn't need to build
those vocal memory files. Never felt I had a decent signal, spent minutes
calling Asia and Pacific stations when normally those Q's are pretty much a
slam dunk. But, every cloud has a silver lining I suppose. Two highlights
were finding 9K2HN calling CQ with a good signal and no callers (?)! Couldn't
figure that out, listened to three CQ's trying to decide if I had the call
correct. Thanks, Hamad. Second was breaking the XW0YJY pile in the last few
minutes of the contest after having tried several times earlier with no
success. Thanks, Champ! And thanks to all the ops who struggled to copy my
call.

K3
TenTec Titan
3 el Steppir @ 50'
40M dipole @ 58'
 
YU7EE   SOSB(A)/15 LP   80,0002013-10-27 23:17:44
c u in cw
 
S57Z   SOSB(A)/20 HP   118,2722013-10-27 23:23:05
TS-850+KW
ANT: G5RV for 80M on 35m hight

73,Igor,S57Z
 
EA5DFV   SOSB/20 HP   510,2022013-10-27 23:26:38
Thanks for the QSOs

73 de Jose
 
KI7M   SOSB(A)/15 HP   389,0792013-10-27 23:29:05
QRM was tremendous or is it just me? Would find a place to call then get slammed
repeatedly. Pushed back some though. Got called a name or two after I stopped
giving contacts to USA stations after 41 of them. Can't believe some of the
pileup's I broke! 5X1,5Z4,XV9,etc. Need to look back and see if cracking DXCC
country totals on a single band contest is a first. Learned a couple of new
techniques for cracking pileups and avoiding some QRM. Also learned I loose my
mouse on the computer when working Japan (EMI).
 
VA7BEC   SOAB(A) LP   1,027,3702013-10-27 23:30:57
Last year, I said "What great fun!". I think this year was
exponentially more fun. Band conditions were pretty darn good, and I spent more
time on 10m and 15m than I had planned to; hence, the rather low number of Qs on
20m. Fabulous run to EU on Sunday morning on 15m, despite auroral shifts, and
I'm really pleased to have more EU calls in my log than last year. Very tough
to pick out full calls from the wall of noise but this is a skill I look
forward to perfecting. (smile)
Also had fun in a very JIDX-esque run in the afternoon on 15m. Lots and lots of
JA stations on this weekend.
Highlight moments were definitely Qs with familiar calls and a quick hello amid
the frantic pace of a pileup. Loved the surprise DX -- didn't expect the calls
from the direction I was beaming -- too.
In the end, higher score and components thereof. My thanks to everyone I was
able to put in the log.
Until next time, good DX and happy contesting.
Rebecca VA7BEC
 
AH6RR   SOSB(A)/10 HP   78,3122013-10-27 23:31:14
I had a lot of fun but I wish the Europeans would have been pointing Long Path
to the Pacific. The ones that were were very surprised that KH6 was so loud it
was very frustrating when I herd S9 signals and called and called and never got
them to answer me back and I was running a Kilowatt into a 3 element SteppIR and
10M was open into EU till Midnight my time. I was mostly casual contesting since
I had a bunch of Honey Do's too do.
 
9A3AG   SOAB Classic HP   1,670,9122013-10-27 23:33:19
160m - INV V
80m - INV V
40m - 4el. OB4-40
20m - 4el. QQ
15m - INV V
10m - 4el. QQ

FT-1000MP + 1,5kW



73, de 9A3AG
 
SE3X(SA3BYC)   SOAB Rookie LP   280,9622013-10-27 23:38:50
My second CQWW contest, started contesting aug 2012, and wov like the no of
stations Qrv and this years conditions very much ;) Home made wireantennas at
appr. 12m asl. Due to work commitments during the weekend my run time was
limited. Looking forward to the next time 2014!

73 de Johan

Ps. uncertain about Countries? my logprogram says a very high number, don't
trust that figure
 
NI7R   SOAB Classic HP   165,6962013-10-27 23:55:42
The Good: Conditions were great on 10 meters.
The Bad: That meant pile ups on almost all DX stations
The Ugly: Trying to break the pile ups with HOA restricted antennas.


K3, AL-811H, temporary 10 meter dipole up 10 feet, portable verticals.
 
S53EA(@S52DK)   M/S HP   4,269,6682013-10-27 23:58:29
Nice contest, but with changeable propagation. At his period weather was fine,
last year we had 10 cm (4 inches) of snow. Radio FT-2000, H.M linear 1,5 kW,
antennas TH6DXX, dipoles for lower bands.

See you in next contest.
 
OL5W(OK1IC)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   660,2972013-10-28 00:10:26
Thanks for all QSOs and CU in CW part!
Tomas OL5W / OK1IC
 
NH2T(N2NL)   SOAB HP   12,747,8902013-10-28 00:12:57
SO1R - Elecraft K3+AL1200
-Spiderbeam @40ft
-40ft vertical with a mix of top and base loading for 40/80/160
-Thee Beverages (NA, EU, VK/ZL)

I think most already know but it was a busy summer for me starting with an
unexpected diagnosis of stage 3 colon cancer in May (but currently with no
evidence of disease and an excellent future prognosis), subsequent
chemotherapy, and a forced QSY to a new location following the closing of my
former military housing area. The past several months have been extremely busy
while I relocated my station and installed three new Beverages on days when the
chemo side effects allowed (antenna work makes for great therapy!). Added to
the mix were several tropical disturbances over the past six weeks including
one that changed my Spiderbeam's polarization from horizontal to vertical when
it bent my mast into a perfect 90 degree angle. Timing was perfect because I
got finally everything together and working last week, plus this is my chemo
"off week" with only one round remaining until complete so I felt
pretty good.

I really prefer CW to SSB and was cringing as 00z approached knowing that I
only lasted eight hours in OCDX SSB before my voice went out, but it's CQWW SSB
and it's my last from KH2 as I transfer somewhere new in June 2014. Once the
contest started the anxiety disappeared, aided by the best conditions I've ever
experienced in a contest from Guam. The time flew by and I finished with only
one 10 minute break out of the chair to grab a shower. My voice held out,
aside from some challenges during the last couple hours when my mouth decided
it wanted to quit pronouncing phonetics a little early.

This morning the latest tropical circulation started started passing through
with high winds, heavy rain, and embedded thunderstorms. One of my patio chairs
got blown into the base of my vertical about an hour before SR knocking out my
40 and 160m loading, and the wind stirred up a new power line noise source
which caused much frustration with very intermittent S9 noise which made the NB
worthless and covered callers completely. I came just short of my 7K QSO goal
but thanks to the conditions was able to break CT1BOH's excellent continental
record he set back in 2000 as KH7X. This record was the carrot that kept me in
the chair. I'm thankful because things could have been much worse -
NH2DX(KG6DX) lost power twice over the weekend and the AH2R team is out taking
antennas down off the hotel roof today in some nasty weather before their
flight home.

Thanks everyone for the QSOs... and I hope to see everyone again in WWCW with a
repeat of this weekend's conditions.

73, Dave KH2/N2NL
 
N6VR   SOAB(A) HP   70,6862013-10-28 00:14:47
S&P only. Had other commitments during the weekend.
Spent more time on 40m seeing how the new antenna worked, plenty of EU.
Very nice to see 10m open so well.

Ray,
N6VR
 
SK3W   M/2 HP   16,608,1882013-10-28 00:16:42
The hired guns did a good job at the station this weekend. Great to have all the
guest operators here when the Fernebo crew were home practicing CW.

Some photos on Google+ and later on the Blog:
https://plus.google.com/communities/101471424502404810669
http://sk3w.se
 
F5PAL   SOAB LP   494,0642013-10-28 00:19:07
TX/RX : Kenwood TS2000 / Quad 2Elts+HF2V.
 
IO3X   SOSB(A)/10 HP   501,7002013-10-28 00:24:23
Hi
As a little pistol my goal of 1000 qso was reached. Great fun running USA and
JA friends. Goals must be to the extent of what you can do with their ability,
and from here I can't do better.
See ya in the CW....the best!!
 
DL2IAN   SOSB(A)/10 HP   113,1762013-10-28 00:40:43
Station used:
FT-950
MK2R+
Antenna: 4/4 elem. 28/50 MHZ from InnovAntenna
Power: 500 W from Tokyo Hy-Power HL1.2KFX

I had really spare time to be QRV, but the times i was QRV, the conds have ben
excellent. But Sunday was the "HAMMER" i was QRV 45 min and managed
to work 108 stations ... that was a personal record, also one minute with 6 Q's
!!
I never, really never had such a great pileup from US ... i checked the
callsigns now and saw that i worked the last 2 missed US States WY and ND...
hopefully they are using Lotw hihi...

so was a real nice contest, i enjoyed it very much and thats for only calling
CQ !! no s&p.... it was hard to hold CQ QRG but it works ...

thanks for all for Q's and i hope to meet you soon again and perhaps i will
have some more time to work on 10m...

gl and 73s
de Tom, DL2IAN
 
OG2A(OH2RA)   SOAB(A) HP   5,963,1002013-10-28 00:40:56
What conditions! Absolutely great! Could not have been better for us here at 62
degrees latitude.
 
YU1KX(S56A)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   345,5522013-10-28 00:42:43
TS-480 driving 15M6 on the top of the hill gave me a lot of punch. No voice
keyer so CQ-ing was minimal. Enjoyed short USA pileup on Sunday afternoon.
Missed zone 39 in FR4LI circus. DU, J7 and 6Y didn't hear me. I didn't hear
GI, T8, FW. It was fun thanks to Vlado, YU1KX of Cicevac Contest Club.

73 de Mario, YU/S56A
 
DF1LX   SOAB(A) LP   188,8922013-10-28 00:52:33
 
HB9EE   M/2 HP   7,759,4762013-10-28 01:08:45
good condx, especially on 10m. Two PA's blew up. strong wind on Sunday.
But in total it was fun :-)
 
OK/LZ3SF   SOAB(A) LP   14,7442013-10-28 01:14:50
Software : N1MM Logger V13.8.3

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
3.5 12 13 5 11
7 17 18 3 17
14 16 28 6 12
21 26 60 10 14
28 13 33 9 10
Total 84 152 33 64

Score : 14,744

Rig : Yaesu FT-990
Antennas : Home made Vertical & Inverted L


Soapbox :
As usually, night shifts during the contests, hence operating time was about 4
hours or so.
The antennas were not in the best shape /not much radials due to local
restrictions/.
However, I am glad I was able to participate. Great conditions on higher
bands.
Hopefully next time will be more than 4 hours :)
Thanks everybody for their patience to copy my signal and c ya in the next
contest!
 
OH5Z   M/S HP   10,985,5142013-10-28 01:16:17
First of all congratulations to SJ2W of super score. Great job guys.

Really nice that at least once in a lifetime all the bands were open from above
60N. Further analysis will be found from new OH5Z blog oh5z.wordpess.com in few
days.
 
XWØYJY(E21EIC)   SOAB LP   4,749,8572013-10-28 01:27:18
FDdx-5000 + 4el SteppIR @ 45mH and B&W Dipole @ 20mH.

Vy good propagation.
Tnx for all QSOs.

73, Champ, XW0YJY / E21EIC
 
OG4T(OH4MFA)   SOSB/160 QRP   5582013-10-28 01:31:17
A Big Thank You to all who could hear me. I hope I don't get disqualified for
poor signal :)

Elecraft K2
N1MM logger
Vertical array
Beverages only in cup this time


72/73
Jukka OH4MFA

Will be back in CQWW DX CW SOSB(A) 160 m HP
 
UP2L(@UN9LG)   M/2 HP   29,956,1502013-10-28 01:51:25
Great get together event in all senses! Multi oping is just so MUCH FUN! Great
host, great team, great team work before and in the contest, great station,
great CONDX, great CONTEST! Is there any other mix that tastes so nicely?!

We're all looking for a repeat in the end of Nov.! CU all then!

TNX for making it into our log.

For the team Willy UA9BA
 
K1ESE   SOAB Classic HP   707,2242013-10-28 01:52:52
I used SD for my logger and that worked great. Conditions were excellent. 10
meters was solid signals from 28.3 to 29 much of the time. I tried my best to
stay in the chair with limited results, but enjoyed it all.
73 de K1ESE John
 
VU3KPL   SOSB/20 LP   125,4432013-10-28 01:54:53
Good overall conditions to NA and SA throughout the contest. This time my focus
was on only 20mtr and did few filling Qs on 15 and 10 as well. First Q was on
20 with K3LR and last was N5CR, showing once again the bright conditions. With
as little as 50W and with Hexbeam on top my 130 ft high terrace, it was good
experience for me on 20m. With little more power and three element+ beam, i
could have done atleast another 500+ Qs on 20 i think. Best part was when rare
to VU like V26, T8, 6Y etc. call you on short runs ( i had a tiny such runs!).
 
DP9Z(DF9ZP)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,105,9752013-10-28 01:54:57
Thanks,
great contest,

vy 73 Jo DP9Z@DF9ZP
 
YU5R   M/2 HP   11,007,2002013-10-28 02:07:06
This contest was all about having fun.
New linear ACOM 2000A and new inverted L for 160m is working fantastic.
We had guests from Romania,very good operators and we enjoyed operating from
YU5R.
Thanks to all people who called us and made this weekend unforgettable.
See you in CW part.
73 from Serbia
 
DJ8OG(@DJ6QT)   SOAB(A) HP   6,800,0882013-10-28 02:20:57
Thanks to DJ6QT. As we couldnt get a team together I could use his station as SO
during the CQWW this year.
Fantastic conditions!!!
Im happy with the result but still think that I did sometimes something wrong.
Anyway great fun, thanks for all the QSOs and the always welcome cluster spots
:-)
Vy73 Matt - DJ8OG
 
N1EU   SOAB(A) HP   3,314,2672013-10-28 02:44:35
I’m not much of a ssb contester and normally put in 10-20 hours to help the
club’s score. Three motivators pushed me a little more this year:

1. incredible 10M condx
2. desire to battle test my recently rebuilt 3-el SteppIR

(I refuse to battle for a ssb run frequency and listen to the cacophony - so
insisting on a clear passband means I’ll only run on 10M (where there's so
much spectrum) during a ssb contest. The SteppIR passed with flying colors.)

3. getting my hands on a new SDR and curious how we would play together in the
contest.

I ran PowerSDR with the Apache Labs ANAN-10 and it was interfaced to a Hercules
DJ console to provide a knob interface. To make a long story short, the radio
performed incredibly well and I have no doubt that DDC/DUC SDR rigs are going
to engulf the hf world. In short:
1. Receive audio quality is, by far, the best I’ve ever listened to
2. Filtering is amazing
3. Combination of onscreen GUI and knob console worked great
4. Panadapter to scan the band or see your neighbors during a run was
brilliant.
5. AGC action was excellent - could easily read weak signals under strong
signals. Nice to be able to set AGC threshold with onscreen indicator
superimposed on panadapter waveform.
6. Great ALC meter and S-meter action

The negatives I experienced were infrequent popping sounds in the receiver,
sluggish T/R turn-around when the subreceiver (dual watch) was on, and audio
latency. I didn’t fully understand the latency issue going into the contest
and want to apologize for the truncation of the audio on the end of EVERY xmsn
I made in the contest (duh). I didn't realize I couldn't simply release PTT
after I finished speaking - I needed to allow a fraction of a second for the tx
audio to complete. This is graphically illustrated on this sample recording of
one of my qso’s: http://n1eu.com/px2w.mp3 - wow, it’s both embarrassing
and mind boggling that I made more than a few contacts doing this. I only
received one comment about the problem during a 10M run by a friendly
Englishman and I didn’t realize the extent of it until listening to a
soundclip after the contest.

Because of the latency, it’s not possible to monitor your audio. So isolated
headphones are not a good choice. I ended up using Sennheiser HD580 with an
add-on boom microphone from modmic.com - I was very happy with this setup.

Although I LOVE N1MM software, I was plagued by delays. It seemed like every
few minutes when entering a contact, the computer would pause for up to 10
seconds while doing internal housekeeping on the spot database. I have a
rocket of a computer and am filtering my spots with a short timeout, so I hope
this presumably software issue gets resolved soon.

The only 160/80/40M antenna currently functional here is a low 40M dipole.
This also helped keep me less than truly serious in my efforts ;-)

Thanks for all the qso’s and again, apologies for the truncated audio.

73, Barry N1EU

rig: Apache Labs ANAN-10 SDR
amp: THP HL-50B, Acom 2000A
antennas: 3 element SteppIR @ 19m/60ft, 40M dipole @ 11m/35ft
 
ED5O   M/S HP   3,692,3482013-10-28 02:45:35
Thanks to EC5CR
 
OHØZ(OH6EI)   SOAB Classic HP   4,974,6842013-10-28 03:03:10
Wow! for conditions. Wow! for pileups. Wow! for Classic. On dark side was break
calculation mistake in the end which leads to loosing about 10 multipliers
(already removed in this breakdown).

Tomi OH6EI
 
ZW5B   M/S HP   14,920,1662013-10-28 03:12:32
Another fantastic party with a great competition spirit joined with fraternity.
Again some new talents together with old experient guys.
Thanks for being in our log.
Oms PY5EG
 
G4FKA   SOSB/10 HP   229,7742013-10-28 03:13:45
What a great weekend for little pistols! Sunday on 28 was the best conditions I
have heard on the band for over 10 years. Great propagation east in the morning
with China, Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand and Guam all
in the log.

Not LP any more as I added an amp to the station this year and it certainly
helped to get through the pile-ups. Still only a wet string antenna though!

Band was open here from around 06:30 - 19:00 UTC both days and it was a fairly
quick demise at the end of both days. Thanks for all the great QSOs.

IC-756 ProIII, Expert 1K-FA, 400w, fixed wire inverted V at 5m.
 
EF8S(OH2BYS)   SOSB/80 HP   467,3562013-10-28 03:20:20
3 el Wire Yagi + 2 el Wire Yagi,2 x MK5 + Acom 2000, 3 Bewerages. Much
difficulties with listening. The light Rain did the Beverages unusable from the
1st Night till the End. The last Night it was thundering also. Sorry to all who
called in vain...
 
K6CSL   SOAB LP   16,0362013-10-28 03:24:08
13 Q'a short of last years 97. 8,464 down in score. The difference appears to be
in the production of 10m. I was 13 Q's down this year, just on 10m. I was really
hoping to do better than last year. One factor also seemed to be that the
pile-ups were much deeper than I remember from last year. I hope CW will be
better. Bert, K6CSL
 
VU2MUD   SOAB LP   37,6422013-10-28 03:35:31
Equipment: ICOM IC-718 - 80 W - G5RV Jr (40m-10m)

Even though hampered with a slightly slurry speech and a sore upper lip due to
a motor accident recently, decided to have fun this contest instead of going
seriously with a band specific operation. The accident also put on hold my
plans for putting up a Hex Beam for which material is all collected and ready.
So decided to go "Hunt & Pick" in this contest.
Nature woke me up on time for the early morning 0530IST (0000 UTC) start and
started off with a 40 m QSO with A65BP and OM8A. Band was yet to open up and
stations were very feeble. Made a quick check on 20 m and picked up W0AIH.
Bands seemed to be warming up!!
Back for a stint on 40 m picking up couple of Europeans and a Middle East.
Back to 20 m and North America was booming in!! - Canada, USA and Columbia and
Nicaragua!! - last two being new ones for me!! - was forced to go off the air
at 0130 UTC as MQTH duties beckoned!!
Took time off from the MQTH early and back in the shack at 1130 UTC things
looked hot on 15m - mainly Europe and picked up Guam - AH2R before moving on to
20m for a few and moving back to 15 m to pick up 5Z4T - Kenya - Another new one
in the log. It was really pleasing as my G5RV was expected to have a null
towards Africa and Japan (proved because I did not work a single J!!!). Ended
the day 1 at around 1815 UTC having worked a few Ws on 15, Australia/ New
Zealand, Oceania and the usual splatter of Europeans.

Day 2 started at 2344 UTC - with IG9R and A71BX on 40M. 20 m opened up rather
late around 0145 UTC with a fairly good opening towards NA & SA picking up
PJ6A, P49Y PJ4X TI5W and YN5Z along with the Ws and VAs. Family commitments
necessiated a break for 3 hours from 0130UTC to 0445 UTC.

When I came back to the shack, 10 m was hot and running! towards Europe and the
Middle East! Mixed with 15 m kept my voice warm and the Upper lip getting sore
:)and the QSO count crossing the century mark.

A break for lunch turned out to a be a shopping break for a little over 2
hours!!

Evening was fairly active till I called it an end at 1430UTC with the upper lip
getting really sore and risking getting swollen - with GZ5Y being the highlight
mixed with the ususal spread.

Overall Learnings from the contest were
1. Dont expect to have a great run without properly TUNED antenna - A
compromise antenna like the G5RV is just that in a Contest - A COMPROMISE -
other works great for all bands!!
2. Be Fit enough to do long hours.
3. Family commitments to be properly planned without any excursions outside the
home - a 15 min break may well turn out to be a very long break - losing out on
the score
4. Enjoy as much as you can and fill in your log book with DX and at least a
few new ones.

Will be back next year with a better setup for sure!!

73 de
Madhu - VU2MUD
 
VY2LI   SOAB Classic HP   744,6482013-10-28 03:45:16
Should be a major assault on the record books! Note to CQWW organizers: 'Love
the Classic category'.Tnx for the Qs.73,Bill
 
F5UTN   SOSB(A)/160 HP   108,4022013-10-28 03:45:39
FT1000MP + PA + 25m Vertical + 8 beverages
http://www.f5utn.com

See you in CW part

73 Yann
 
TF3CW   SOSB/15 HP   1,315,6302013-10-28 03:46:41
After contesting as SOSB20 for years, I wanted to try something else, and chose
SOSB15. 15 was in great shape for the whole contest.....leaving you with many
fond moments to savour, like in any CQWW.....Imagine the thrill when 5H3EE tops
the EU pile...and when on a quiet band, RI1ANT in Antartica calls in....then it
was the moment when HH2GB, Gerard, while not being in the contest, calls in
with a 10over signal, just to exchange names and chat a
little.....priceless...

Bring on the CW part......!

Siggi, TF3CW
 
E71A   SOSB/15 HP   877,3922013-10-28 03:57:51
Setup: TS590 + 1500W, Ant. 5el-E73M 9m boom and 12m UP.
First day I worked 17 hrs and I finished 1560 QSO,
second day I was busy and worked only 7 hrs.
Statistic:
54 % USA (1296 Qso)
37 % EU
6 % AS, 2 % SA, 1% OC

Nice ssb contest, CU on CW !
QSL via: QRZ.com

73 Emil
 
KP4EU   SOSB/20 LP   119,7642013-10-28 03:59:30
[log removed from comments]

HOPE TO BE THE FIRST 1RST.IN PUERTO RICO IN SO LP 20M (NO ASSISTED).
CONGRATULATIONS TO FELIPE-NP4A AND ANTHONY-WP4I, FOR THE NEW RECORDS.
JIM-WP3A/ED8P WAS IN TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS WITH JULIA AND PAMELA,
JIMMY-KP3BH WORK THE SO LO 15M. OTIS-NP4G AND DANNY-KP4BD ALSO WERE
IN THE 2013 CQ WW DX PH CONTEST, IN THE PEAK OF THE SOLAR CYCLE 24.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE CONTEST.

73.ANGELO-KP4EU


START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 4.2
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: KP4EU
LOCATION: PR
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 20M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 119764
OPERATORS: KP4EU
NAME: Angel L. Saavedra De Jesús
ADDRESS:
ADDRESS: Quebradillas, PR 00678-0287
EMAIL: kp4eu@yahoo.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
CQ3L   M/S HP   21,233,2602013-10-28 04:00:54
Do you know the feeling contest is not over after 48 hours contesting ? This is
what we feel after 48 hours operating CQ3L from Madeira island. Station CQ3L
was operated by DF7ZS, DF3FS and DL3QQ. Sun activity cased excellent qso's
rates. Our best run first day between 10 and 11 UTC, where we did fantastic 322
QSO/hour.

Many thanks for all your calls during contest.

DL3QQ will be one more week on this nice island. Please look out for CT9/DL3QQ
on the bands.

73 de CQ3L
 
OE2E(OE2GEN)   SOAB(A) HP   2,620,0142013-10-28 04:06:47
Started with wrong strategy, LP was very difficult, especially on low bands.
After 10 hours, I switched on the Power Amplifier.
Maybe I lost a lot of Q's. 10 Meter was unbelievable.
About 70% with S/P.
On sunday evening a very hard rain with thunderstorm interrupt my nice pileup
to USA on 10 Meter.
Hope conditions will be also good in CW part.

73, Gerald
OE2GEN, ....
 
K1KNQ   SOSB/80 HP   53,8652013-10-28 04:10:43
Rig: FT-1000D + Alpha 87A
Antenna: 4 square vertical array, Inv. V @60 feet, Beverages
Software: N1MM
 
EF8U(EA8RM)   SOAB(A) HP   14,257,2302013-10-28 04:13:51
This time i decided to operate from our radioclub. (EA8URL)

After two weeks of works with antennas and build new stacks/switch for 10/15/20
and 40m the station was ready, everything works well, except the new WX0B Six
pack, it gaves same problems as usual. The low bands was soooo noisy.

I started the contest very tired, i finish at work just 2 hours before the
contest and no time to rest before the test, that gave me a looooong weekend. I
stopped 3 times during the contest (REM) for this reason and i think i missed
about 600 qsos in about 4 hours.


Many thanks to the radioclub memberS for bring me this opportunity.

CU in the CWtest

73s de EA8RM

http://qrz.com/db/EA8URL
http://qrz.com/db/EF8U
 
KL7RA   M/M HP   21,358,1942013-10-28 04:17:55
Thanks, everyone is welcome that the NPCG conjured up these spectacular radio
conditions and by far the best of the sunspot cycle.

After careful analysis and a consensus of all members of the North Pole Contest
Group we did indeed decide to sacrifice a goat to get better conditions for the
WW. I was thinking something at sunrise with drums and chanting but we went for
just eating one the night before.

Now, before the hate mail starts no animals were hurt is this adventure. By the
quality of the meat I assume this goat did live a normal long and happy life and
died of old age at the goat home. At sunrise there was a raven sitting on the
ten meter stack. Some debate as to what this means but for sure Ten meters was
open more this weekend then in the whole past year.

These excellent conditions did stress the station. The 'high quality' coffee
cup machine flashed some message indicating this is "not" the
industrial grade version and then signed off. Probably forever. The run crew
also worked the night shift as we were always running and I would say the rate
stayed at 10 to 11 Q's per minute for hours. Actually the best I have ever done
in the WW in 50 years and working 40 zones on a band is really cool.

My thanks to the crew, can't do it without them and sorry most didn't get much
sleep having to work dual shifts during this running of the 2014 CQWW which
will go down in history as excellent.

Honest, I didn't know the goat would work so well. 73 Rich KL7RA
 
YV8AD   SOAB(A) LP   1,014,7202013-10-28 04:23:51
total caos here.....power 40 watts due to rig and antenna problem...antenna
rotor failed ...got stuck at 355 degrees.
internet very slow 10kps....and high noise for celular repeater station
generating high noise level in all bands.........

Condx were very good japan was coming very good...more than 200 JAs at same
time with 59 solid signals...in 10 and 15m.
 
WP2XX   SOAB(A) HP   4,579,7882013-10-28 04:25:06
Worked this one from the station of Fred, K9VV/NP2X. Since he and his wife were
off-island all weekend, I went from barefoot-and-vertical to kilowatt and
tribander. Thanks to Fred and Lisa for their hospitality! Imagine what this
station will sound like with monobanders. ;)

WOW. I mean, WOW. Fantastic weekend, fabulous conditions, and just general
Awesome slathered Win and dusted with sparkles. Personal best single-op effort.


Went assisted but shouldn't have, as the station computer took a dump before
the test so I had no rig control. Because of that, Point-and-shoot insta-mult
wasn't on the table. But it's all good. I could still see where the mults were
hiding, so it helped.

This was the longest I've spent in the chair for a 48-hour contest, too. I'm
tired, but it feels good.

Low bands were "Meh", partly because the high bands were so
spectacular and partly because 250w into a vertical on 40m isn't helping. I
*should* have taken an hour on Saturday to drop the 75m dipole and string a 40m
inverted-Vee beneath it, but didn't even think about it until this morning.

Highlights, in no particular order:

Getting called by KC4AAN with something like 8 minutes left to play on 20.
Never worked Antarctica before. I wanted to ask him if they found the other
Stargate yet - that's how punch-drunk I was.

Having my pileup *pause itself* so I could work the HS0 who I couldn't hear
trough the wall of USA. Seriously. Guy called me, got the Q, then observed
there's an HS calling. Before I could key, the pile went *silent*. In fact,
except for a couple of exceptions my piles were very orderly indeed all
weekend.

Speaking of pileups, W3KB maliciously spotting me so he could listen to the
pileup go from "a couple of guys" to "FREAKING APESH!T"
with a click of his mouse. :-P

Getting lots of unsolicited positive comments on my transmitted audio. One
fellow even recorded me and emailed it. Cool. ;)

Thanks to all the FRC guys who called. In fact, FRC calls figure largely in the
first ten minutes of my log. Which is cool. One of my sole regrets about moving
to USVI full-time is that FRC can no longer have my single-op points for the
Club competition.

Vy 73 es cul de WP2XX
 
SW5CC(M5RIC)   SOSB/10 HP   505,8752013-10-28 04:28:50
What great fun!

This was my first CQWW contest in 7 years having been off air for that time. I
wanted to travel for this and do something other than operate from G.

Arrived at the station and the rotator was not working, managed to get a rope
on one end and I could turn it about 100deg from EU/NA through to JA so at
least the main 2 areas were covered but meant having to choose when to turn it
in the morning. It made multing very hard, at times I could hear a pileup but
not the station calling so could not do anything, I know my score suffered for
this.

To make the best of a bad situation I just ran as much as possible, taking
breaks to go off and find any mults when things got slow. Even though I was not
getting the mults I was having great fun running, it was still a buzz. Seeing
the last hour meter hit over 350 was good.

I got a lot of people asking if SW5 was correct, this is now the prefix for
visitor calls to Greece, you are no longer able to apply for SX, J4 or SZ calls
unless you are local.

Thanks go to Mike SV5BYR for help with the license and SV5KKE for use of the
station on Rhodes.

Equipment:

K3
SPE 1K-FA
A4S @ 40ft
N1MM

73

Rich M5RIC / SW5CC
 
K4XS   SOAB(A) HP   10,603,9782013-10-28 04:36:10
On Wednesday I started getting a cold and by Friday I had a sore throat...not
good for a SSB contest. Constant throat gargles with Listerine did the trick
and helped a lot. This was first venture into the iron man CQWW all band
assisted...at age 67! 48 hours was the plan, but around 4 AM Sunday morning I
knew I needed a 45 minute nap. That was the only time off.

As others noted, conditions were excellent. This category is a learning
experience and I and I got more comfortable with it as I went along. Seeing
the band map on N1MM slowly change from all green to red and then blue is
really cool. Seeing all the green posts on N1MM is like being a kid in a candy
score

The contest was a blast and aside from being tired I never really felt fatigued
or bored as there was always action.
 
G3TBK   SOAB(A) HP   3,187,8082013-10-28 04:37:01
Severe gale meant tower had to be lowered, so activity restricted on Sunday,
especially on low bands.
Made more Q's than last year, but mults down slightly.
10m in fantastic shape, especially on Sunday.
Roll on CQWW CW!
 
CE3CT   M/S HP   9,272,6082013-10-28 04:42:27
Hello everyone

Another great contest Chicureo, this time with 4 local operators decided to
make an entertaining MS.
The conditions were not the same last year, we had several blackout especially
at 10 and 15 meters.
Best wishes to all friends who contacted us and we listen to the CW version.
73
CE3CT Team
CE2AWW Dale, CE3EEA Edgar, CE3FZ Pedro and CE3CT Roberto.
 
K2QO   SOAB(A) LP   80,3322013-10-28 04:45:49
I wouldn't normally spend time on SSB unless it was VHF, but conditions were so
great I had to jump in for a while!

K3/100, Skookum Logger, Force 12C4, big dipole.

73,
Mark, K2QO
 
XQ7UP   SOAB LP   683,0642013-10-28 04:51:06
It was a hard contest with some technical problems and without 15 meters band.
Anyway it was great. Activity with Europe on 10 m was slower than others from
southern Chile, 20 m was great starting grayline, before that there was no
space for low power in the band. Special thanks for my brother CE7BIY for
support in the antennas, next year will be better.
 
CR3A   M/S HP   28,243,6552013-10-28 05:11:03
Set-up:

Two radios (one RUN and one Mult)
160 - Inverted V
80 - Sloping Dipole
40 - 2 el + 2 el
20 - 5 el + 4 el
15 - 5 el + 5 el
10 - 5 el + 5 el
Two beverages USA/AF + EU,AS/SA

Excellent conditions on all the bands! We had a blast!

With the flux so high and great band conditions it is great to be in zone 33 -
the zone of the records.

We arrived at the station Friday and only had one day to set-up things:

- erect a tower to hold a new 4 el on 20 meter to replace a broken one.

- set up two stations, one radio for the run station and another radio for
multiplier station

- tune the 160 meter inverted V

- assemble two beverages, that were only operational the second day of the
contest due to lack of time.

With CT1BOH, CT3DL, CT3EE and CT3IA taking care of the RUN station, and this
group and CT3BD, CT3DZ and CT3KU taking care of the mult station, there was
great team work and spirit. It was great to see Miguel CT3IA show up and help
with the RUN for a couple of shifts. Hopefully we will see more of Miguel in
the coming years.

Kudos to CT3DL that had to do the last 5 hours of the contest on the RUN
station alone because CT1BOH had to fly home early and CT3EE had to go to
airport work.

It seems our record was broken - congratulations to CN2AA team.
I guess we have to return next year.

73 CT3 Madeira Contest Team
CT1BOH (José), CT3BD (Teixeira), CT3DL (Luis), CT3DZ (Faria), CT3EE (Luis),
CT3IA (Miguel), CT3KU (Tiago)
 
C4A   M/2 HP   17,283,2402013-10-28 05:20:11
First effort from our new contest QTH on the outskirts of Nicosia. Still a lot
of work needs to be done to get the station ready but we all had a lot of fun
and enjoyed the conditions at the new station.

FT-1000MPs, 2x ACOM 1000,
C-31XR@15m (10/15/20), KT-36XA@15m (10/15/20), 40-2CD@17m (40), dipoles for
80/160 + 180m long single wire Beverages in two directions (320deg, 80deg).
 
P49Y(AE6Y)   SOAB HP   12,498,3842013-10-28 05:20:40
What a contrast: excellent condx 40-10, as everyone has noted, but a horrendous
amount of local noise on 160 and 80 that rendered them practically useless
here. Not sure if it was due to thunderstorms over YV (from which lightning
could be seen in the distance in the evenings), or just from some
noise-generating malicious spirits, but it was the worst I've ever experienced
here. In 2010, in a MS, we worked 97 countries on 80, but this year even my
lowly total of 23 took a lot of effort. And our usually reliable set of
beverages made no impact on the noise.
Then I compounded the problem by making a rookie mistake: took a
"nap" early Sunday morning that turned into a major sleep (i.e., 6
1/2 hours instead of 2 1/2 hours as intended), when I slept right through the
alarm! I usually set multiple alarms, but foolishly didn't bother this time.
The flip side is that I felt fine on Sunday afternoon, instead of the usual
sleepiness and hallucinations, but I would have gladly traded that good feeling
for 4 more night time hours on 40/80/160.
But, the high bands really were fun, all the equipment and antennas worked,
and it is always exciting to share the airwaves with thousands of operators
around the world who spent a great weekend on the radio, so I'll just chalk
this one up to a learning experience. Aruba was well represented also by
Robert, P40P (W5AJ), running assisted from the P49V QTH and Jean-Pierre, P43A,
who as usual did a great job as an SB15 from his location about a mile from
here. We missed P40W (W2GD), who had to cancel his visit for family reasons,
but had him here in spirit cheering us all on.
Thanks to co-owner John, W6LD, for leaving his K3 here to augment the usual
shack K3. That allowed me to bring my KPA500 in my backpack instead of my own
K3. The KPA500 was great to use on the high bands for instant QSYs. Thanks
also to Chris (P43C), who keeps the house in good order and recently repainted
it with elegant bright blue trim.
73 and thanks for all the Qs,
Andy, AE6Y, P49Y
Rig: K3 X2, Alpha 91B, 86, KPA500
Ant: 2 el 10, 5 el. 15, 4 el. 20, 2 el. 40, 1 el. 80, H-dipole 160, C31,
beverages
Software: CQPWIN, ver. 12.6
 
IB3X(IV3ZXQ)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   167,6802013-10-28 05:22:04
I participated in freestyle, reconciling the needs of the family.
I worked with a slooper directed to the south, I had no other option
unfortunately.
Thanks to all the stations that I have linked.
Interesting to hear the usual Italian operators in Low Power,
pass into the huge pile-up, really good players ;-)

See you next CQ WW CW 2013.

73, s de Mau, IB3X (IV3ZXQ)
 
W8MJ   SOAB(A) HP   5,038,5332013-10-28 05:22:30
The bands were great this weekend. Endless 10 meters contacts.
 
K3NM   SOAB(A) HP   3,603,2002013-10-28 05:27:40
Lots of fun, conditions could not have been better every thing work well.
Went to sleep Saturday night at 9:30 so got lots of sleep.

Thanks for all the contacts
Joe
 
W4RM   M/M HP   14,088,8802013-10-28 05:29:05
Thanks again to Bill for all his hard work on the station and to Lori for
letting us invade their home for the weekend. The new computer app for antenna
selection written by Stu W7IY worked great and eliminated the yelling between
the stations to switch the manual switch boxes.

Bill noted the highlight of the contest for him was having YE2S call him on 40
Meters with one hour left in the contest after he was unsuccessful in working
him on Sunday morning. 15 Meters just never stopped while 20 meters was a
struggle. The score was an all time high for the W4RM Team. We had a great
time and we'll see you all in the next contest. 73, Jack W4NF
 
N1MM(@W1TJL)   M/S HP   7,087,2482013-10-28 05:35:01
Fantastic conditions!
 
KU5B(@NX5M)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   739,8152013-10-28 05:37:16
Nice to have 10 open again.

Had planned on going all out but the nice weather and other priorities took
precedent. I ran for about 2 hrs a day and the rest was S&P, mostly letting
the DX'er side of me take over.

Station played great. Ended up hooking all the antennas up to make sure they're
working for 10m test in Dec. All is well.

Unfortunately missed working VU2RCT for my 40th zone. When I found him he was
pretty weak and 15 minutes later, he was totally gone.

Colin KU5B
 
VE3HG   SOAB(A) LP   560,4832013-10-28 05:47:29
Best conditions on 10 and to a lesser degree 15 in years maybe decades. Gave the
100-watt Flex 3000 a real workout on its first contest and very pleased. 10
opened at dawn, faded mid-afternoon only to roar back before dusk. All zones
were workable at different times with huge runs into JA. Couldn't work S. Korea
which was strong only due to massive continuous pileups. Same thing for VU. Now
thinking about a small amp...again... and this from a guy who ran QRP for the
last few years. Yeesh! Not that there weren't issues. The terminal program on
Writelog failed late Sunday afternoon (mysteriously works Monday am) and I've
got an SWR meter which will only show PEP readings when its light is on. How
weird is that? FlexKnob has a lagging issue when tuning which needs looking at.
Don't think it's a port or Firewire issue but the Flex 1500 using USB works
fine. More weirdness. Working on getting my CW up to speed to run in upcoming
tests. And finally thanks to the guy who, trying to be helpful, gave my call
and report. Sorry but I didn't log that one.
 
N4DJ   SOAB Classic HP   215,2202013-10-28 05:51:38
RIG:
K3 and Drake L7
Antennas:
Dipole on 40/20/10 and 2 element wire Yagi on 15 meters

73,
Don
 
KR4F   SOAB(A) HP   1,262,2342013-10-28 05:55:15
10m and 15m were fabulous! But, power line noise was even worse than usual, so
did S&P only and avoided low bands.

73
Johnny, KR4F
 
KD2JA   SOAB HP   186,6802013-10-28 06:00:05
Very limited time on the air this year. The bands were in very good shape and I
am sorry I missed some of the prime operating hours.
My equipment includes the following:
Icom IC-7700, Icom IC-PW1, Palstar AT5K tuner, Mosley TA-53M Yagi, Dipole for
40M & 80M. Apple Mini running Windows 7 & N1MM.

73,
Glenn KD2JA
 
W6YI   SOSB(A)/10 HP   835,2752013-10-28 06:09:28
Well this was one for the fond memory book. Thanks to everyone for the qsos and
I am sorry to have missed some stations. However, the power line qrn at times
was awful.

Conditions were excellent and even worked zone 21 on long path. Sunday opened a
little earlier than Saturday. Looking at past logs, 1990 was better than this
one and 2000 was about equal although there were more JA's on 10 during those
two tests.

Equipment K3 and Alpha 87a
Antennas: 3-6 element stacked yagi array fixed on Europe and two rotary 6
element yagis.
 
K4EU   SOSB/10 HP   460,8452013-10-28 06:10:17
10 meters - WOW!!!!! Band was loaded world-wide 28300 to 29200 - amazing!!!
Nice to see the rate meter hit the 300 mark!!! GJ3YHU calls in - I comment,
"nice signal" - he advises running 3 watts to a dipole, and he's S-9
on my S-meter!!! WOW!!!

Great fun.... Had so much fun there was no need to check the other bands...
Single Op - unassisted - just a boy and his radio enjoying a superbly
entertaining 10 meters....

FT-1000/Field
QRO HF2500DX
8 ele Log Periodic at 55'

73.....//Steve K4EU
 
VO1MP   SOAB HP   6,051,4562013-10-28 06:11:38
Been a long time since band conditions were as good ... apart from a minor
computer glitch from time to time ..... 10 meter beam is too close to shack
CONSEQUENTLY when i point it towards me in direction of South Africa it will
occasionally lock up my logging computer..
CQWW brings out the best and the WORST.... seems the incidence of highly over
processed audio sucking up more band width than is necessary and totally
distorting many station's audio is ever increasing.....
day one yielded 2200 qsos second day was only half that .........20 meters was
open for the full 24 each day ... consequently low bands were not as active
....as they might have been .. but then again these old bones didnt do much
overnite operating.. .. the ubiquitous Caribean and i'll give my call every 20
qsos or so were out in style .... still cant figure this one.... some
newbies spend lots of time saying... and transmitting ..... thanks for the
call ... which time could easily have been used to just give the call ..go
figure..
set up here :
Elecraft K3
Alpha 87a
N1MM logger with microkeyer 2r
80 and 40 dipoles
20 ... 4 ele OWA by VO1MP
15 ... 5 ele OWA by VO1MP
10 ... 5 ele OWA by VO1MP
as indicated station played well with no issues from outside hardware and
Murphy was noticeably absent. cant remember last time I worked as many JAs from
here and it is only a matter of time before the number of BY stations increase
in numbers and will be as easy to work as JAs I actually had 9 BYs in log
am looking forward to do sweeps next week end..... hope conditions stay ...
thanks for all the Qs
C'Y'All Next one
GLWCDR
73 Gus VO1MP
 
N6HE   SOAB HP   125,1182013-10-28 06:12:25
TenTec Omni VII, SB-220, Writelog, all low wires and S+P; had a good time. Jeez,
it was good to see 10M Phone Band so fully occupied! 15M wasn't that far behind,
either. Some great ops, some guys reeeeeeally slow, but we were all on the bands
doing our thing. Sure wish some folks had spent their money on better receivers
rather than their speech compressors!
 
K1RX   SOAB(A) HP   4,076,5482013-10-28 06:12:48
Small investment for an amazing weekend full of great conditions. Congrats to
all that really went at it. Many personal bests out there given great
conditions that went from 160 to 10 (especially 10).

73, Mark, K1RX
 
KS4L   SOAB(A) LP   53,7892013-10-28 06:14:07
Just for ACG!
 
K8BL   SOAB(A) LP   308,4482013-10-28 06:22:02
Just playing S&P running the BandMap while not at K8AZ.
 
N2FF   SOAB LP   215,1372013-10-28 06:26:17
WOW!! What an amazing contest. I shared the station with my granddaughter so it
was NOT a full time effort. I had a great time packet pouncing on spots. I
really enjoyed those loud stations on 10 meters and the BY stations on 20 at
the end of the contest. BY0AA was over S9 on 20 meters at the end of the
contest and had such a BIG pile on him that I was amazed when he came back to
my call. I really did not think he would hear my 100 watts. That was a very
BIG thrill. Yes, I can still get thrilled after 52 years. BTW: My
granddaughter worked BY also. She is still working toward DXCC. This contest
may yield the 5 more that she needs.
 
3G3W(@CE3WDH)   M/2 HP   2,971,5542013-10-28 06:28:38
 
W2GPS   SOAB(A) HP   790,8002013-10-28 06:29:03
Rig : Elecraft K3, P3, KPA500 (500W) and AL-1500 (1500W)

Antennas :
SteppIR DB-18 @ 70 feet
80M half sloper, 80 dipole
160 meter "W3ZZ" antenna.
Hi-Z 3-element steerable vertical Rx array

Soapbox : 10 Meters was a real treat this year so I spent time there instead of
maximizing my score. I had hoped for a few new countries on 160 Meters but that
didn't happen.
 
LP1H(@LU5HM)   M/M HP   23,082,4622013-10-28 06:31:02
Once again, thanks much to Ramon LU5HM, Ramuco LU7HE and Monica LU8HFO for
hosting this new entry in MM. Las MM for CQ WW DX SSB was back in 2011.
This year, propagation was tough on the low bands as usual because of the
summer time sky rocket QRN levels.
The high bands were not easy either with long hours of EU/USA wall to wall,
they were having fun whilst we struggled for Qs spcially on 15 meters.
10 m was packed with stations up to 28.9 Mhz!!
All in all, we enjoyed another unique weekend of quality time with long time
friends.
Hope you all enjoyed that much.
Thanks everyone for the Qs.

Team LP1H: LU5HM, LU7HH, LU2NI, LU3HY, LU1DK, LU4DX, LW5HR, LU5DX
 
G5W(@G3BJ)   M/S HP   11,279,0972013-10-28 06:36:21
 
KC1XX   M/2 HP   24,960,1442013-10-28 06:37:39
Wow! This weekend had to be the leading candidate for best CQWW SSB conditions
ever experienced in our ham radio contesting careers. What a blast. You know
how people say that everything tastes better with bacon wrapped around it?
Well, the bands taste better with the right amount of solar flux wrapped around
them!

Matt and Bill K1GQ rewired the station for smaller multi-op efforts when we
decided to take a break from M/M. Rewiring the station was not a trivial
effort at all. They did a ton of work to make this happen.

It was really great having Martin DL4NAC and Christian DL6KAC join the team for
this contest. They had a great time and integrated really well with the team -
and had a lot of laughs with us as well. Only regret is not having more time
to spend with them after the contest - but we enjoyed the time we had and look
forward to meeting again somewhere.

Special thanks always go to Matt's family for helping with some meals over the
weekend and generally reminding us that there is life outside of the radio.

Looks like lots of records will fall this weekend - this one looks like it will
be a new M/2 record unless another station checks in with higher numbers.

The high bands were super great and the low bands were decent as well. A
pretty decent balance. Over the pole openings on 20m in the middle of the day
kept us on our toes - had to occasionally break from 15/10m runs to go work
mults. Keeps things interesting and fun.

There are still stations with really bad splatter - some of them may not know
it - but many do and use it as a competitive advantage. Please examine your
transmitters and clean up - we all need to coexist in the limited spectrum we
have. Make note of part 5 of the "Unsportsmanlike Conduct" section
of the CQWW Rules: 5. Signals with excessive bandwidth (e.g., splatter, clicks)
or harmonics on other bands. Yes, you could be disqualified. Ignorance is not
an excuse.

Hope everyone had a fun time this weekend - it was a great one!

73,
Dave KM3T
on behalf of the KC1XX team

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g)
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: KC1XX
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: TWO
OPERATORS: DL4NAC DL6KAC KC1XX KM3T N1KWF W1FV WA1Z

--> 4U0WFP has an unknown country prefix.
--> 4U0WFP has an unknown country prefix.

** 1
****** Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y **************

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 50 49 0 99 2.0
0100 0 0 66 15 0 0 81 3.6
0200 0 0 71 0 0 0 71 5.0
0300 0 0 114 0 0 0 114 7.3
0400 0 0 31 18 0 0 49 8.3
0500 0 0 89 0 0 0 89 10.1
0600 0 0 49 0 0 0 49 11.0
0700 0 0 101 0 0 0 101 13.1
0800 0 1 63 0 0 0 64 14.3
0900 0 0 57 0 0 0 57 15.5
1000 0 0 4 0 131 0 135 18.2
1100 0 0 0 0 305 0 305 24.3
1200 0 0 0 0 241 0 241 29.1
1300 0 0 0 3 165 0 168 32.5
1400 0 0 0 0 181 0 181 36.1
1500 0 0 0 6 132 0 138 38.8
1600 0 0 0 4 142 0 146 41.8
1700 0 0 0 3 129 0 132 44.4
1800 0 0 0 3 199 0 202 48.4
1900 0 0 0 0 142 0 142 51.3
2000 0 0 0 0 90 0 90 53.1
2100 0 0 0 0 115 0 115 55.4
2200 0 0 0 0 117 0 117 57.7
2300 0 0 0 0 78 0 78 59.3
0000 0 0 103 0 9 0 112 61.5
0100 1 0 73 0 0 0 74 63.0
0200 0 0 57 0 0 0 57 64.1
0300 0 0 71 0 0 0 71 65.6
0400 0 0 25 26 0 0 51 66.6
0500 0 0 1 99 0 0 100 68.6
0600 0 0 0 78 0 0 78 70.1
0700 0 0 0 44 0 0 44 71.0
0800 0 0 0 50 0 0 50 72.0
0900 0 0 0 58 0 0 58 73.2
1000 0 0 0 30 40 0 70 74.6
1100 0 0 0 0 113 0 113 76.8
1200 0 0 0 0 82 0 82 78.5
1300 0 0 0 0 82 0 82 80.1
1400 0 0 0 0 72 0 72 81.6
1500 0 0 0 0 90 0 90 83.4
1600 0 0 0 1 111 0 112 85.6
1700 0 0 0 1 92 0 93 87.5
1800 0 0 0 10 48 0 58 88.6
1900 0 0 0 195 0 0 195 92.5
2000 0 0 0 163 0 0 163 95.8
2100 0 0 0 60 7 0 67 97.1
2200 0 0 0 0 103 0 103 99.2
2300 0 0 0 2 37 2 41 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 1 1 975 919 3102 2 5000


** 0
****** Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y **************

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 67 0 0 0 67 1.4
0100 0 39 10 0 0 0 49 2.5
0200 8 21 0 0 0 0 29 3.1
0300 1 78 0 0 0 0 79 4.8
0400 0 55 0 0 0 0 55 6.0
0500 0 63 0 0 0 0 63 7.4
0600 0 50 0 16 0 0 66 8.8
0700 0 2 0 54 0 0 56 10.0
0800 0 0 0 65 0 0 65 11.4
0900 0 0 0 94 0 0 94 13.4
1000 0 0 0 129 0 17 146 16.6
1100 0 0 0 0 0 303 303 23.1
1200 0 0 0 0 0 197 197 27.4
1300 0 0 0 0 0 156 156 30.7
1400 0 0 0 0 0 120 120 33.3
1500 0 0 0 0 0 123 123 36.0
1600 0 0 0 0 0 171 171 39.7
1700 0 0 0 0 0 169 169 43.3
1800 0 0 0 12 0 72 84 45.1
1900 0 0 0 157 0 3 160 48.6
2000 0 0 0 95 0 4 99 50.7
2100 0 0 0 54 0 5 59 52.0
2200 0 0 0 76 0 2 78 53.6
2300 1 1 0 57 0 2 61 55.0
0000 5 0 0 33 0 0 38 55.8
0100 5 8 0 20 0 0 33 56.5
0200 6 42 0 0 0 0 48 57.5
0300 4 20 0 0 0 0 24 58.0
0400 2 51 0 0 0 0 53 59.2
0500 2 49 0 0 0 0 51 60.3
0600 2 38 12 0 0 0 52 61.4
0700 2 1 91 0 0 0 94 63.4
0800 1 0 82 0 0 0 83 65.2
0900 0 2 45 0 0 0 47 66.2
1000 1 0 7 23 0 40 71 67.8
1100 0 0 0 0 0 214 214 72.4
1200 0 0 0 0 0 219 219 77.1
1300 0 0 0 0 0 181 181 81.0
1400 0 0 0 0 0 162 162 84.5
1500 0 0 0 0 0 151 151 87.8
1600 0 0 0 0 0 147 147 90.9
1700 0 0 0 0 0 86 86 92.8
1800 0 0 0 1 0 74 75 94.4
1900 0 0 0 0 51 9 60 95.7
2000 0 0 1 0 25 30 56 96.9
2100 0 1 21 0 5 0 27 97.5
2200 2 0 57 0 0 0 59 98.7
2300 2 1 55 0 0 0 58 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 44 522 448 886 81 2657 4638


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 67 50 49 0 166 166 1.7
0100 0 39 76 15 0 0 130 296 3.1
0200 8 21 71 0 0 0 100 396 4.1
0300 1 78 114 0 0 0 193 589 6.1
0400 0 55 31 18 0 0 104 693 7.2
0500 0 63 89 0 0 0 152 845 8.8
0600 0 50 49 16 0 0 115 960 10.0
0700 0 2 101 54 0 0 157 1117 11.6
0800 0 1 63 65 0 0 129 1246 12.9
0900 0 0 57 94 0 0 151 1397 14.5
1000 0 0 4 129 131 17 281 1678 17.4
1100 0 0 0 0 305 303 608 2286 23.7
1200 0 0 0 0 241 197 438 2724 28.3
1300 0 0 0 3 165 156 324 3048 31.6
1400 0 0 0 0 181 120 301 3349 34.7
1500 0 0 0 6 132 123 261 3610 37.5
1600 0 0 0 4 142 171 317 3927 40.7
1700 0 0 0 3 129 169 301 4228 43.9
1800 0 0 0 15 199 72 286 4514 46.8
1900 0 0 0 157 142 3 302 4816 50.0
2000 0 0 0 95 90 4 189 5005 51.9
2100 0 0 0 54 115 5 174 5179 53.7
2200 0 0 0 76 117 2 195 5374 55.8
2300 1 1 0 57 78 2 139 5513 57.2
0000 5 0 103 33 9 0 150 5663 58.8
0100 6 8 73 20 0 0 107 5770 59.9
0200 6 42 57 0 0 0 105 5875 61.0
0300 4 20 71 0 0 0 95 5970 61.9
0400 2 51 25 26 0 0 104 6074 63.0
0500 2 49 1 99 0 0 151 6225 64.6
0600 2 38 12 78 0 0 130 6355 65.9
0700 2 1 91 44 0 0 138 6493 67.4
0800 1 0 82 50 0 0 133 6626 68.7
0900 0 2 45 58 0 0 105 6731 69.8
1000 1 0 7 53 40 40 141 6872 71.3
1100 0 0 0 0 113 214 327 7199 74.7
1200 0 0 0 0 82 219 301 7500 77.8
1300 0 0 0 0 82 181 263 7763 80.5
1400 0 0 0 0 72 162 234 7997 83.0
1500 0 0 0 0 90 151 241 8238 85.5
1600 0 0 0 1 111 147 259 8497 88.2
1700 0 0 0 1 92 86 179 8676 90.0
1800 0 0 0 11 48 74 133 8809 91.4
1900 0 0 0 195 51 9 255 9064 94.0
2000 0 0 1 163 25 30 219 9283 96.3
2100 0 1 21 60 12 0 94 9377 97.3
2200 2 0 57 0 103 0 162 9539 99.0
2300 2 1 55 2 37 2 99 9638 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 45 523 1423 1805 3183 2659 9638

Gross QSOs=9875 Dupes=237 Net QSOs=9638

Unique callsigns worked = 6140

The best 60 minute rate was 610/hour from 1101 to 1200
The best 30 minute rate was 680/hour from 1117 to 1146
The best 10 minute rate was 708/hour from 1125 to 1134

The best 1 minute rates were:
15 QSOs/minute 2 times.
14 QSOs/minute 2 times.
13 QSOs/minute 5 times.
12 QSOs/minute 12 times.
11 QSOs/minute 15 times.
10 QSOs/minute 19 times.
9 QSOs/minute 34 times.
8 QSOs/minute 80 times.
7 QSOs/minute 117 times.
6 QSOs/minute 192 times.
5 QSOs/minute 298 times.
4 QSOs/minute 397 times.
3 QSOs/minute 466 times.
2 QSOs/minute 579 times.
1 QSOs/minute 465 times.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 13 57 157 167 207 107 708 7.3
South America 3 10 35 73 124 117 362 3.8
Europe 25 437 1096 1395 2308 2296 7557 78.4
Asia 0 4 70 106 451 78 709 7.4
Africa 3 12 19 34 47 38 153 1.6
Oceania 1 3 46 29 45 23 147 1.5
??? 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 45 523 1423 1805 3183 2659 9638

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 93
4 2097
5 4029
6 3320
7 25
8 53
9 15
10 6

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3V 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
3W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
4J 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
4L 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
4O 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
4X 0 0 1 1 5 4 11 0.1
5B 0 1 4 4 3 5 17 0.2
5H 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
5R 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
5W 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
5X 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
5Z 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6Y 0 1 1 2 2 2 8 0.1
7O 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
8P 0 1 1 2 2 3 9 0.1
8R 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
9A 1 8 15 27 28 31 110 1.1
9H 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.0
9K 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 0.1
9M2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9M6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9V 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9Y 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.0
A6 0 0 1 1 3 4 9 0.1
A7 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.1
A9 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.0
BV 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.0
BY 0 0 1 14 17 0 32 0.3
C3 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
C6 1 1 2 1 2 2 9 0.1
C9 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
CE 0 1 2 7 10 10 30 0.3
CM 1 2 3 3 1 3 13 0.1
CN 1 2 3 4 5 3 18 0.2
CP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
CT 0 4 10 16 18 19 67 0.7
CT3 1 3 3 3 5 7 22 0.2
CU 1 1 2 4 3 4 15 0.2
CX 0 0 1 3 6 7 17 0.2
D2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
D4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
DL 2 91 174 227 469 433 1396 14.5
DU 0 0 1 2 5 1 9 0.1
E5/s 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
E7 1 2 2 8 5 4 22 0.2
EA 0 27 51 85 106 124 393 4.1
EA6 0 0 2 4 5 5 16 0.2
EA8 0 2 5 7 10 8 32 0.3
EA9 0 0 0 1 3 2 6 0.1
EI 1 8 14 15 23 28 89 0.9
EK 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
ER 0 0 2 0 4 3 9 0.1
ES 1 3 5 5 12 8 34 0.4
EU 0 7 12 6 12 10 47 0.5
EX 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
EY 0 0 1 1 2 3 7 0.1
F 3 22 73 81 102 114 395 4.1
FG 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
FH 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FM 1 1 1 2 3 3 11 0.1
FO 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
FR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FY 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 0.1
G 1 23 82 89 157 219 571 5.9
GD 0 1 3 2 5 5 16 0.2
GI 0 1 5 6 8 20 40 0.4
GJ 0 0 1 2 1 4 8 0.1
GM 1 3 15 21 30 39 109 1.1
*GM/s 0 1 2 1 3 2 9 0.1
GU 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.0
GW 0 2 5 12 10 14 43 0.4
HA 1 6 15 15 30 31 98 1.0
HB 0 9 17 20 33 21 100 1.0
HB0 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.1
HC 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.1
HI 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.1
HK 1 1 2 3 4 1 12 0.1
HL 0 0 1 0 4 0 5 0.1
HP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
HR 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
HS 0 0 0 3 5 1 9 0.1
HZ 0 0 1 2 4 2 9 0.1
I 1 21 77 160 181 152 592 6.1
*IG9 0 2 2 1 2 1 8 0.1
IS 0 0 1 3 4 6 14 0.1
*IT9 1 2 6 13 13 15 50 0.5
J3 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
J6 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
J7 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
JA 0 0 40 31 315 1 387 4.0
JT 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
JW 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
*JW/b 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
JY 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
K 1 8 70 72 81 30 262 2.7
KG4 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
KH0 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 1 3 1 6 0.1
KH6 1 1 5 1 7 5 20 0.2
KL 0 1 3 1 8 3 16 0.2
KP2 2 2 3 3 4 4 18 0.2
KP4 0 3 3 8 10 7 31 0.3
LA 1 3 15 20 29 33 101 1.0
LU 0 1 5 13 26 34 79 0.8
LX 0 1 1 2 1 3 8 0.1
LY 0 8 14 15 26 21 84 0.9
LZ 0 5 9 9 18 19 60 0.6
OA 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
OD 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.0
OE 1 9 9 18 35 32 104 1.1
OH 0 14 19 28 56 54 171 1.8
OH0 0 1 2 2 3 1 9 0.1
OK 1 15 26 46 67 48 203 2.1
OM 1 7 18 21 24 21 92 1.0
ON 1 11 25 24 55 65 181 1.9
OX 0 0 1 2 0 1 4 0.0
OY 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
OZ 0 7 17 14 31 37 106 1.1
P4 0 1 1 2 3 2 9 0.1
PA 1 16 43 74 96 134 364 3.8
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
PJ4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
PJ5 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
PY 0 1 14 28 53 48 144 1.5
PY0F 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
PZ 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
S5 0 8 25 29 36 30 128 1.3
SM 0 12 22 26 50 54 164 1.7
SP 1 25 52 62 126 95 361 3.7
ST 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SU 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
SV 0 1 7 10 8 20 46 0.5
SV5 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 0.1
SV9 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
T8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
TA 0 1 3 2 6 6 18 0.2
*TA1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
TF 1 1 2 4 3 3 14 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
TI 1 2 2 2 2 2 11 0.1
TJ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
TK 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 0.1
UA 1 19 95 78 182 150 525 5.4
UA2 0 4 1 2 6 2 15 0.2
UA9 0 0 10 25 54 28 117 1.2
UK 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
UN 0 1 2 5 6 5 19 0.2
UR 1 14 56 33 99 81 284 2.9
V2 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
V3 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.0
V4 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.0
V5 0 0 1 1 3 1 6 0.1
VE 4 24 53 49 69 18 217 2.3
VK 0 2 31 9 7 4 53 0.5
VP2M 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0.0
VP5 1 2 2 2 2 2 11 0.1
VP8/h 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
VP9 0 1 2 3 2 1 9 0.1
VR 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
VU 0 0 0 3 8 6 17 0.2
XE 0 1 4 2 7 10 24 0.2
XW 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
YB 0 0 1 4 17 1 23 0.2
YL 0 2 4 7 10 6 29 0.3
YN 1 1 1 2 2 1 8 0.1
YO 0 5 20 23 45 40 133 1.4
YU 0 5 11 14 25 15 70 0.7
YV 0 2 5 4 7 6 24 0.2
Z3 0 0 2 1 1 2 6 0.1
*Z6 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
Z8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
ZD7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZD8 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
ZF 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZL 0 0 5 6 1 6 18 0.2
ZP 0 0 0 3 2 1 6 0.1
ZS 0 0 1 9 9 3 22 0.2
??? 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 45 523 1423 1805 3183 2659 9638

------------ 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
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 12 245 583 749 1239 1384 4212 43.7
15 10 140 306 480 694 581 2211 22.9
16 2 40 167 116 298 249 872 9.0
25 0 0 41 31 319 1 392 4.1
20 0 13 47 53 90 100 303 3.1
04 2 18 61 63 76 20 240 2.5
05 2 10 44 43 40 20 159 1.6
11 0 1 15 31 55 49 151 1.6
08 6 18 21 29 34 37 145 1.5
17 0 1 8 21 44 27 101 1.0
13 0 1 6 17 33 42 99 1.0
33 2 10 14 17 26 22 91 0.9
03 0 4 17 16 32 5 74 0.8
09 3 6 10 16 21 14 70 0.7
30 0 1 28 7 5 3 44 0.5
21 0 1 6 9 15 13 44 0.5
24 0 0 1 13 18 0 32 0.3
18 0 0 2 9 16 4 31 0.3
12 0 1 2 7 10 10 30 0.3
07 2 3 3 8 6 7 29 0.3
32 0 0 6 10 3 9 28 0.3
28 0 0 1 7 19 1 28 0.3
38 0 0 2 10 12 4 28 0.3
06 0 1 4 2 7 10 24 0.2
40 1 1 4 7 4 6 23 0.2
27 0 0 3 4 11 4 22 0.2
01 0 1 3 1 10 5 20 0.2
31 1 1 5 1 7 5 20 0.2
22 0 0 0 3 8 6 17 0.2
37 0 0 2 3 4 5 14 0.1
26 0 0 0 4 7 2 13 0.1
02 1 2 3 3 2 2 13 0.1
10 0 1 2 2 5 2 12 0.1
29 0 1 3 2 2 1 9 0.1
36 0 1 1 2 1 3 8 0.1
19 0 0 1 2 3 1 7 0.1
35 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.1
23 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 0.1
34 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 0.1
39 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 45 523 1423 1805 3183 2659 9638

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 4273
2 bands 933
3 bands 462
4 bands 272
5 bands 175
6 bands 25

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

EI7M ES9C DR1A D4C HK1NA OE3K
RT6A TI5W TM6M OT5A NP2P PJ4X
PJ2T CN2R CR2X HG6N PI4DX G5W
KP2M GM0B C6ARW II9P CR3A VP5T
YN2AA

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 12 129 494 677 1625 1336
 
N2IC   SOAB HP   7,762,9822013-10-28 06:38:14
Just incredible. Conditions definitely rank up there with the 1988 and 1990 CQWW
Phone weekends, which were my milestones for "best ever CQWW Phone
conditions". However, the activity level is at least double what it was
20+ years ago. That's great when you can carve out a run frequency, but a bear
when you live out west and are trying to find a hole on 15 meters in the
morning when the party has already been in full swing for 2 hours.

Despite SO2R, I needed a relatively slow rate to take advantage of it. My
single-op brain can handle only so much input when the rate is 150+ per hour,
the run frequency is being challenged by QRM, and there are 4 simultaneously
open bands. I left a lot on the table, especially on 40 and 20 meters.

20 meters continues to be challenging here in southwest New Mexico. Too much
absorption to work Europe in the afternoon. It was open all night to at least
southern Europe, but a single 5 element yagi just doesn't cut it. On the bright
side, I had a great 45 minute run from 1030Z-1115Z Saturday morning. Clear
frequency, and every European calling seemed to be S9+ Then, as fast as it
started, it was gone. That accounted for 30% of my total 20 meter QSO's.

Where were all the VK6's this weekend ? Worked a total of one, meaning I missed
Zone 29 on every other band. Also, no VK or ZL on 80, which is unusual. Maybe
condx weren't so hot down south ?

Radios: TS-590S (x2), Alpha 76PA, Alpha 76CA
Antennas: 160 sloping dipole, shunt-fed tower; 80 2 el wire beam switchable
SW/NE, rotatable dipole; 40 4 el (M2 40M4LLDD); 20 5 el; 15 6 el; 10 6 el;
KT-36XA.
Software: N1MM Logger

Thanks for all the QSO's !

73,
Steve, N2IC
 
RC9O   SOAB HP   8,614,7402013-10-28 06:54:09
See you in CW part

Anatoly
www.RC9O.ru
 
KG8CW   M/S HP   3,372,0202013-10-28 06:55:28
Many thanks to Mike for having me over for the contest. Conditions were great!

It is amazing what a KT34A at 50' was able to do on the high bands.

Now if I can just convince him to put up some stacks......

Greg K8GL
 
OH1JO   SOAB(A) LP   565,0662013-10-28 06:59:51
 
K1ZR   SOAB HP   7,018,6152013-10-28 07:05:03
Great fun.....a lot of work on the station over the summer/fall and was able to
get the second tower 1/2 up (50') just before the contest. I put up M2 yagis
on 10 and 15 fixed to JA and a 3EL yagis on 10 and 15 fixed south just in time
for CQWW. The new tower will be used for stacks on 15 and 20 once completed in
early 2014.

Station plays...the OP needs an overhaul.

TNX for the Q's!
 
N2BJ   SOAB(A) HP   2,628,6082013-10-28 07:09:56
Great conditions! Tough weekend with family commitments so P/T effort. 99% S
& P as I had a Respiratory Infection picked up on vacation last week and my
voice was basically shot and couldn't do runs. Also pulled out my back and even
Chiropractor couldn't get the pain out to be able to sit in chair. This would
have been a great contest to do runs on 10M but couldn't use voice enough to do
so switched to basic S & P only.
 
W7OLY   SOAB Classic HP   58,8602013-10-28 07:10:22
IC-7600
AL-80B
3L SteppIR @ 50'
WriteLog V11
 
VA2WA   SOAB(A) HP   5,073,5882013-10-28 07:12:09
Rig: Kenwood TS-590S + AL1200 ( 1kW)
Ant: SteppIR DB-11 yagi


As you see that was a part-time operation. My new job boss wanted me to come to
office on Sunday afternoon to do some stupid network upgrade (I'm working as
sysadmin to earn money for my HAM radio "disease"). So I couldn't
count on getting a good position in the SOAB HP Assisted category.

I've got my vertical for 160-80-40 broken just right before the contest. It's
not a big deal to repair but would take few hours. Since I couldn't run for
full time and a result was not a target I decided to concentrate on testing of
my "fresh" installed SteppIR yagi DB-11 on 20-15-10 and to try
different phone contesting "techniques" for future phone contests. Of
course I enjoyed beautiful conditions on 20-15-10. That was really amazing! I
was really surprised to see how many interesting things I usually miss
switching to 40-80 right before sunset! The 20m band was opened almost 24
hours! European station were loud during all the night! An endless JA pile-up!
I was lucky to get even a small pile-up from YB stations!

The new set up was working pretty nice so I could run pile-ups with a maximum
rate up to 239 q/h.

Thanks for all the QSO's! CU in the CQ WW CW 2013!

73!

Victor

VA2WA / VA2WDQ

http://www.contestgroupduquebec.com/
 
K4MM   SOSB(A)/15 LP   104,5202013-10-28 07:13:48
Another enjoyable contest. Conditions were better than I expected after all the
solar activity (X+ Flares). As I have said in the past, I will someday put up a
beam. Hi!

Rig: FT-950. 100 watts.
ANT tuner: Older MFJ versa tuner.
Antennas: 1/4 wave 15M sloper @ 25'. 160M Inverted "L" @ 40'. Did not
use the "L" to much. The sloper recieved much better, but somewhat
noisier. Thanks to all that put up with my skinny signal and worked me. See you
in Nov. 73 & Go FCG!
Tom Colyard K4MM EL97tg
 
TO5A(F5VHJ)   SOAB HP   5,929,7912013-10-28 07:18:17
Antennas:
160,80-WIRES
40-CUSHCRAFT 40-2CD
20-10- Force 12 C31XR
FT1000 MKV, OM2500
All on a City Lot with lots of QRN.


10 meters was open to JA's at the same time as Europe and I thought at times
the rotor was not turning as signals were coming in from every direction. I
spent too much time on 10 and not on 15 and as a result my score suffered. I
have been doing this contest for 49 years, and it was just too much fun on 10
to bother with the score. CQWW is the best . Many thanks to all who worked me.
 
S5ØK   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,042,4702013-10-28 07:20:40
Again on 10 m as SOSB(A). Conditions looked good in Friday evening, everything
else seem to be in order.

Truly, the conditions were nice both days. Lots of stations from all over the
globe, good conditions to all directinos.

Some facts that are worth to mention:
- Local technical problems pulled me out of game for 1:40 during the JA prime
time in Saturday morning.
- Much more stations than expected came from 31 zone via South pole long path
(thanks to low aurora), KH0 3 qsos, KH2 3 qsos, KH6 10 qsos. With good signals
from S3 to S9. Thanks for all calls guys.
- Zone 1 has been chased both days and finally missed. Have been listening to
few weak echoes, have been listening to other European and US stations working
them, but could not brake in.
- Nice run of JA stations in Sunday morning after my Saturday absence. In
general good signals and gentleman behaviour.

Thanks to all for responses and calls,

73s until next game
Marko,
S50K


ant
4 + 4 Steppir
& KT34XA
 
W1PH(W6PH)   SOAB Classic HP   1,194,7902013-10-28 07:20:48
Equipment: IC-7000 SB-220 Cushcraft AV-5 vertical CT 9.57

We found ourselves at our NH QTH for unexpected family reasons. I wasn't going
to operate this contest but the high SF index drew me in as well as the
"Classic" category. The house was full of grand kids and they kept
hearing me say "W One Papa Hotel" and "Five Nine Oh Five".
They wanted to operate!

There was no preparation whatsoever. I found an old Cushcraft 5 band vertical
in my basement and erected it in the back yard on Friday afternoon with five
random radials. I didn't check out my venerable TS-930S before the contest and
found no audio from it when I started. I swapped it out for my IC-7000. Then I
found that the T/R relay was intermittent in the SB-220. After fiddling with it
I finally got everything to work but it was a couple hours into the contest.
The SWR was sky high on 75 meters but I managed to make a few contacts there.
On Sunday morning the SWR on the vertical went bonkers and I pulled the antenna
down and took off the 40m and 80m parts to make a three band vertical.

The conditions were about the best that I can remember. All contacts were
S&P and I never ran out of new stations to work. The 10m band had stations
all the way to 29.1 MHz. My zone totals are far less than other stations which
reflects the limits of a simple antenna.

I'm still using CT9. It works very well for my level of operation with one
radio and no internet. No need to change. The Classic category is perfect but
a slightly longer time limit (30 hours) would be nice to take advantage of some
propagation opportunitis as well as getting enough rest. At 71 years I don't
spring back as well as I used to. It is the OF syndrome.

Rumor has it that WA1Z and I will be at VP9I for CQWW CW.

73, Kurt W6PH
 
K9CT   M/2 HP   14,919,2122013-10-28 07:22:53
Wow...what a weekend. Fantastic prop and lots of activity created the perfect
storm for high scores.

Thanks for the team for extraordinary efforts. High rates and great mult
chasing is lots of fun for the team.

We again linked to cqcontest.net and enjoyed the back and forth surges by all
of our peers. I would encourage all competitors to participate as this adds
another level of enjoyment and excitement to the contest weekend. Nothing like
this to keep everyone in the chair and focused.

The bands were full/crowded and it was tough to find a spot to call
CQ...especially in the midwest. Easy for a coast station to slide into us and
run us off. Not nice but happens too often not to mention.

We set a personal high QSO total for a weekend at K9CT and passed our M/2
record from last year. It appears to me that there will be more and more M/2
activity...this is a fun class.

Thanks for the QSOs and the memorable weekend.

73, Craig K9CT

www.k9ct.us
 
VE6WQ(@VE6JY)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,184,2642013-10-28 07:24:29
The propagation gods smiled on us this weekend. The forecast of minor storm on
Saturday did not materialize. Only limitation here was the number of hours of
sunlight. 15 opened about 1
 
K3OQ(@W3RFC)   M/S HP   1,750,4742013-10-28 07:25:17
Had a Great time this contest. This is the best score we have ever turned in
with our tribander at 30 feet and wires for 40 through 160 at about 40 feet.
Very pleased with the score.
 
N3EN   SOAB Classic LP   675,2402013-10-28 07:25:34
I started to just work a few and got hooked by the great conditions - especially
on 10 meters. All search and pounce with low dipoles and my K3. Never beat
anyone in a pileup but still worked a lot of DX - many JA's on 10...
 
EA2EA(@EB2AM)   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   79,5322013-10-28 07:26:25
First entry in QRP, was hard but cool.
72..
Tnx to all..!!
 
AA6K   SOSB/10 LP   142,5642013-10-28 07:27:50
Working Conditions: IC-756PII, 3el SteppIR.

Comment: I'd like to have a rule implemented to require a running station to
ID
(at the least) between every 3 QSOs. Those of us operating unassisted waste a
lot of time waiting for an ID or working a dupe.
 
N5PA   SOAB LP   130,8202013-10-28 07:35:35
Great propagation! I was used to contesting with a beam at 92 feet with full
legal power. But with 100 watts into a vertical, it made it a lot more
humbling! I had fun, though! This is basically the first contest that I have
operated in since Hurricane Katrina and I had a lot of fun getting back on the
air. The antenna only covered 20 through 10 meters, so my operating at night
was non-existent! Looking forward to getting the tower and beams back up with
my amps in line.
 
KP3Z(NP4Z)   SOAB(A) LP   9,265,9842013-10-28 07:37:21
What started like a really bad weekend turned out ok. We lost power since friday
morning up in the mountain.
After all the station upgrades it was dissapointing that there was no power or
very low voltages for almost the whole weekend. At That time the option was to
run low power since the automatic amps do not like low voltage.
THe second radio with external power supply kept shutting down at full power, a
12 volt battery with an external charger on the generator fixed the problem.

Other than that all hardware, stacks, so2r and computers worked without
issues.
THe new monobanders really made a difference and adding the new tower with the
stack probed to be the key to improve 15 and 20.

The low bands were very hard with lots of calling and not many replies, the
high bands needless to say were fantastic.
The moving of mults became harder than other years, probably since there where
dozens of KP4's. (Felicidades to all the KP4's that accepted the challenge and
took it seriously, Im proud)

The contest was an amazing time and it was really fun, now lets gear up for the
real one WWCW!!

73's

Felipe
NP4Z
 
VE5KS   SOSB(A)/15 LP   200,7052013-10-28 07:38:18
I don't think Condx could have been better.
I worked just about everything I could hear, and I could hear a lot.
This is the first time that during a contest I was able to work DXCC, it only
took me 15 hrs of operating to get to 100 countries.

I hope the same conditions are there for the CW portion.

Thanks to all for the Q's.

John
VE5KS

Rig: TS 140S
Antenna: Cushcraft A3S @ 40 ft.
 
NX5M   SOSB(A)/15 HP   600,2882013-10-28 07:41:07
Unable to operate at the start due to football officiating conflicts. Did
manage to log about 10 qsos later that night.
Did not hit the shack until 1430z Saturday and took several breaks to watch
college football. Sunday it was even later, 1530z before I found my way into
the radio building. Missed some countries because of this but I was not doing
this seriously anyway. Missed one mult that was on 21449.5 because of obvious
reasons. Missed other mults because they were below 21200.
Wish our band allocations would change to allow USA stations to operate down to
21150.
Probably would have stayed with it a bit longer on the 2nd night but
thunderstorms were moving in and the lightning static was causing a problem.
Just as QRM began to subside QRN took its place. Unhooked it all and shut it
down.
 
G3Y(G3YBY)   SOSB/15 LP   258,2552013-10-28 07:42:26
overall good condx but band seemed to close earlier on Sunday compared to
Saturday. HArd to run with 100W until band closed from Eastern Eu.A few dirty
wide signals about!
 
OH1F(OH1TM)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,416,5452013-10-28 07:43:23
FB condx! Thanks for the QSOs

73 Timo, OH1TM
 
LN5O   M/M HP   1,451,6162013-10-28 07:50:07
Just partly QRV from saturday night til sunday
 
PJ6A   M/S HP   12,038,7082013-10-28 07:53:29
Incredible conditions for our first attempt in the CQWW---the BIG contest. Our
QTH is perched on the side of a volcano, 1200 feet above the Caribbean with a
fantastic view....but half the world is blocked. Understandably, we are pleased
with the results and ...we had fun! Next time, we hope to have a second
tri-bander to use on Multiplier station and some low band antennas that stay
up! We learned a lot and know what needs to be done to take it to the next
level. Our congratulations to the winners!

Run Station: K3 + AL80B
Mult Station K3 + KPA500

160/80/40 BCS (Unfortunately this antenna failed early in the contest)
75 Inv V
Cushcraft A3
Cushcraft 4BTV
 
WO7R   M/S HP   233,1082013-10-28 07:56:06
Amazing conditions!
 
AA3S   SOAB LP   601,7252013-10-28 07:57:00
First time submitting a log for this contest. Ten meters and my K3 were
particularly fun!
 
N3ZV   SOAB HP   1,432,7602013-10-28 08:01:56
Great conditions. Two goals met more than 1000Q's and more than a million
points.
 
K2YWE   SOAB HP   23,1422013-10-28 08:02:49
Not much time but had great fun popping from band to band.
 
NF1O   SOAB(A) LP   849,9422013-10-28 08:04:23
100 watts , Tribander @ 30 ft and wire verts on a city lot.
 
KG2V   SOAB(A) HP   415,8092013-10-28 08:05:04
Was DX Hunting,
 
LZ2HM   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,002,5922013-10-28 08:10:21
After effort in 3D2RA last weeks I expect CQWW contest to went smoothly but I
was wrong ..... 10 Meter was unbelievable!!!

Regarding post from Dave KM3T :

"....There are still stations with really bad splatter - some of them may
not know it - but many do and use it as a competitive advantage. Please
examine your transmitters and clean up - we all need to coexist in the limited
spectrum we have. Make note of part 5 of the "Unsportsmanlike
Conduct" section of the CQWW Rules: 5. Signals with excessive bandwidth
(e.g., splatter, clicks) or harmonics on other bands. Yes, you could be
disqualified. Ignorance is not
an excuse...."

Really was a difficult to find a clear freq for CQ and the battle for
multiplier with "5KW QRP station" was a big challenge for me .

I think the CQWW CW Contest will more extreme !!!

Thanks to all for responses and calls

73! Andy LZ2HM
 
N5DX(@K5GO/N5DX)   SOAB HP   7,641,7172013-10-28 08:13:12
Two comments were made by family members on Thursday evening that were stuck in
my head going into the contest.

8 year old daughter: "Daddy, why does it take you a month to get ready for
the contest?"

60+ year old father: "It will be a miracle if nothing breaks."

Not to many good vibes to be had by those two thought processes running through
my head. I even told my wife that maybe I should just take up basketball again
(being 6' 6" has its advantages). All of those thoughts were erased when
I sat down to the radio to hear what were just incredible conditions. Its very
rare from Arkansas to be faced with the legitimate option of beginning the
contest on 10, 15, 20, or 40 meters. Really cool to be running Asia on 10
meters while picking off EU mults on 80 and 160.

Other than the first 1.5 hours I feel like I did a really good job of
maximizing score. EU was easy to work on 160 and 80 but not good enough to
run. 20 was open all night, but other than Friday evening, I never had any
real night time runs on that band. JA on 40 was paltry.

I was amazed at everyone's willingness to move to different bands for needed
multipliers. Great fun to build up the multiplier total that way. Despite
this, I probably missed 30 easy mults on 10, 15, and 20 meters that could have
been obtained with more efficient tuning and a more balanced distribution of
QSOs between 10 and 15 meters.

Probably should have stayed on 20 a little longer in the morning to allow the
second radio to comb through 15 to find juicy multipliers. Then moving to 15
and staying a little longer to do the same scenario on 10 meters. I perhaps
stayed on 10 meters a little to long in the morning while running EU. The zone
14 guys just kept pouring in and with good signals. With a clear frequency on
10, it was really hard to make myself QSY to 15 to dig out a run spot.

I can count on my hands the number of CQWW SSB contest I've operated and of
those operations this was only my second single op operation. What a memorable
one it will be.

I knew going into the contest that I would have some big time W5 competition.
Knowing this pushed me hard to max out every minute of operating time and it is
a satisfying feeling to have given the contest everything I had. Congrats to
Steve, N2IC, for setting a new W5 record.

Nothing broke and the contest was certainly worth all the time that was put
into it.



73,
Kevin, N5DX
 
K9XB   SOAB Classic QRP   19,8902013-10-28 08:14:55
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 4.2
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: K9XB
LOCATION:
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: QRP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-TIME: 12-HOURS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: CLASSIC
CLUB: Society of Midwest Contesters
CLAIMED-SCORE: 19890
OPERATORS: K9XB
NAME: Bob Durfee
ADDRESS:
EMAIL: durfee_robert@yahoo.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
KT4ZB   SOAB Classic LP   990,0022013-10-28 08:17:17
 
WW8OH(@AC8GX)   M/S HP   1,295,5502013-10-28 08:23:39
We used AC8GX's station: 600w from FT-2000/amp. 160m loop at 70' for 160-80-40.
Spider Beam at 52 ft. for 10-15-20. Logging software: N1FJP

Hard to leave 10M, it was so good. Probably stepped on some toes up in the FM
part of the band at times! But all bands had a beautiful layered tapestry of
signals, one on top of the other. 160m was hot all week prior to the CQWW but
disappointed during the contest, perhaps because no-one would leave 10-15-20
for slower rates and a few new mults. 80 was good and 40 was excellent, but we
had a hard time getting there from the upper bands.

Our top QSO country was JA with 78 Q's! Not bad for our Ohio location.

95% of operating was S&P with only one real foray CQing ( 5-7 pm
Sat.-10M-JA run)

Alas, our M-S came up 2 operators short of being able to go 48 hrs, but
Iron-Man and Host OP Brad, AC8GX, gave it his best shot while the rest of us
slept.

Still a thrill to work DX after 57 years of trying.
 
K2PO   SOAB LP   2,558,0052013-10-28 08:25:01
Well that's one for the record books - 10m open to northern Europe from here in
the US northwest - a first in my contest experience.

Another first - more Europeans in the log than Asians (38% to 34%)

While 10m was the star of the event, the low bands get credit too. My country
totals were up on each of 160/80/40 (but no Europeans on 160/80, of course…)

While my band-country count was up from last year (373 vs. 331), my tally of
unique countries was down one (125 vs 126).

Highlights included working 7O2A, and local Willamette Valley DX Club member
E51AAR (K7AR).

It may be my imagination, but I wasn't as bothered with splatter this year as
in the past. Perhaps the new rule that defines unsportsmanlike conduct as
including signals with excessive bandwidth is having an effect.

Thanks to all the ops who made DX-peditions for the event.

See you in CW,

Bill, K2PO
Oregon
 
NA1DX   SOAB(A) QRP   222,9762013-10-28 08:25:07
First time doing CQ WW SSB. Please QSL direct and/or LOTW! I am hoping many
upload their logs to LOTW, so I can quickly wrap up DXCC for QRP, 10, 15, and
20m. After the fall, I plan to send out a stack via the bureau.

My radio was an Elecraft K3 at 5 watts. I setup N1MM to interface the K3,
including the K3 built in memory digital keyer late Friday night. This made my
operating quieter for the XYL.

Antennas: Mosley TA-33 on top of an AB-577 up 40 feet. Also used Buckmaster
OCF 8 Band Dipole and a variety of Vee Beams. Used N1MM to interface
Microsyste​ms Design Services rotor controller to Yaesu DX rotor. Figured
that out Saturday just before lunch.

It was a lot of fun to pounce on spots. Either I worked the station on a
couple of calls or I moved on. I then would try again later as the band
openings moved. Stations with a lot of pileups were tough to break QRP, but I
contacted many on Sunday later in the contest. Also, with the band spread
window in N1MM, I was able to find stations from the same direction to try to
work within the band.

I had just about twice the number QSOs over my QRP operation for WPX SSB in the
spring, all while operating 3 hrs less time. Mostly because I worked assisted
the **whole time**, and more importantly I had the tribander.

I missed a lot of the prime time operating on 20m-10m due to family and cross
country coaching conflicts, including cooking meals.

I hope to operate CQ WW CW, too.

QSL Direct or LOTW. Info at http://www.ellmore.net/na1dx

73 and Good DX,

Doug/NA1DX
 
GW3R(GØDCK)   SOSB/160 HP   3,3122013-10-28 08:38:25
GAVE UP BECAUSE STATIC WAS SO BAD,73 ALL
 
HI3EPR   SOSB/160 LP   3,1802013-10-28 08:43:23
Warming up our full size delta loop.

The band was too noisy but very good the reception of this antenna.

Equipment:

Elecraft K3
Full size 160M delta loop

Thanks to HI3CC, HI3K, HI3/NP3J for their contest work and to HI8GPR & HI8
EFS for joining us.

See you at next contest.

73's DE HI3EPR
Loma Del Toro Contest Club
 
W3EP   SOSB/10 HP   672,0702013-10-28 08:44:08
Best I have ever heard 10 meters, as nearly everyone else has raved about as
well. Heard first of the 2x1 European contest calls by 6:15 AM local time both
mornings--still dark here. Within a few minutes, they were spread over the
band from .350 to .600. Magic.

Aside from JA (150 QSOs) and UA0, neither worked nor heard any of the Far East
Asians other East Coast stations reported. Most astonishing QSO: FH8PL called
late in my Sunday morning European run!

Missed weaker callers Sunday morning due to S5 line noise, which even the K3
could not handle. Disheartening to know stations calling I could not answer.
South American and Caribbean activity seemed lower than than usual, especially
given the conditions. Still my best ever effort on 10 meters in any contest.

K3, 900W, 5-ele and 4-ele Yagis.
 
XE3/K5ENS   SOAB LP   2,553,7702013-10-28 08:48:53
This is turning out to be a great contest location. Did someone say 10 meters
was open? I had a great time and looking forward to the next contest.
 
KP2M   M/M HP   15,144,8642013-10-28 08:49:06
CQWW always a fun contest. Even more fun from off shore!
Thanks to Phil, KT3Y for the use of his "Radio Reef" QTH
and to all the contest participants who worked us.
 
KB7V   SOAB Classic HP   39,5522013-10-28 08:51:10
I had a great time working with the great high band conditions here in Zone 3.
Working mostly 10 meters switching between half-square and delta loop wire
antennas strung up between trees, house, and paint pole on small So Cal lot.
Also have vertical and inv-L 0n 20/40 meters. Could hear most stations very
well but it was frustrating that many could not hear me, even when running 500+
watts. Pileups and adjacent QRM probably a factor but was really nice when 10
meters started stretching up to 29 MHz and I could work even the weaker
stations in the clear. Thanks to all the great operators out there who had the
patience to pull me out of the QRN/QRM. I'll need to work on antenna
improvements for next time! I would have preferred to also work the CQWW DX CW
test but a family trip this year will pre-empt that.
Equipment:
Xcvr: TS-870S
Amp: AL-80B
Ant: 20m vert/40m inv-L
10m Delta loop up 16 ft
10m half-square up 16 ft
RCS4 switch box
Headset: Heil Proset
SW: Writelog 11

73 es gud DX de Paul KB7V
 
SN2M(SP2XF)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,356,8942013-10-28 08:55:50
Set up:
5/5 el @13/22m + 4 el @17m (X7 cushcraft)
IC775, IC 765 + PA

TNX for all QSO's.
Congrats to OK7K (OK1BN) for his great score.

10M propation was very good and activity even better. Multipath openings to all
continents. I could hear my own echo several times... Very good long path to
central and south America both mornings, been called by PJ2, YN2 at my sunrise,
and lots of PY,LU,CE a bit later. But I had a feeling the path to JA is not 100%
opened. Many signals were very weak.

US/VE opening was great on both days. During Sunday run with NA the rate was
peaking 6-7 QSO's per minute. Amazing experience. I never realized I can speak
so fast :)

KL7RA called abt 14:45 UTC and that was my last missing zone. The were some
more DXCC available mults I could see on the cluster, but I just didn't have
time to turn on the second VFO...

Both mornings my mult antenna on tower 2 was fixed south and that was a very
good decision. I was called by many rare mults from Africa and Middle East and
few KH6 stations coming over the south pole from zone 31.

I really had great fun and made one of my best SOSB results. The only problem
was BIG splatter and some stupid QRMer's. Guys, I'm really impressed with all
your K3, FT5000, etc. RX parameters, but please, don't tell me you did not hear
me 500hz away... No kidding!

This time I also want to mention ED1R wild behaviour, don't know who was their
operator on 10m, but two times during this weekend I had to fight with that
guy, because started CQ on my QRG. Dear friend, if you are not able to find a
good frequency on your own on 28mhz SSB which is 700khz wide - you just
shouldn't sit there.

Finally I want to put my big thank's to Andy SQ2RCM and Maciek SQ6MS that
helped me to put on the stack and other antennas just 2 weeks before the
contest.

73 de SP2XF (SN2M)
 
N4ZZ   SOAB Classic HP   611,3102013-10-28 09:03:05
Thanks for the new category "CQWW Classic". Next year will try and
put more time in. 10 meters was jumping, and first time on ssb in a long time I
had high rate runs that kept me in the chair longer than had planned on.

73 Don, n4zz
 
HI8CR   SOAB LP   147,6452013-10-28 09:10:33
[log removed from comments]

END-OF-LOG:
 
K8PO   SOAB Classic HP   268,2882013-10-28 09:17:00
S&P
 
NA2U   M/M HP   5,267,3282013-10-28 09:17:01
Elecraft K-3, Elecraft P3, Commander HF2500 Magnum
F12 Mag 240 85’
F12 MAG 410-415 80’
HYGAIN 204BAS 75’
160/80 Inv V 65’ separate antennas
F12 C-4 Fixed on SA 50’
Listening antennas: K9AY loop, 1,000 foot beverage to EU, 370 foot beverage
vk,zl


First, a BIG thanks to Jay and Judi for being such wonderful hosts again.
Great hospitality. I look forward to what has become an annual trip to NJ for
the phone contest.

This was my fifth time operating this contest from Jay's since 2008. Two years
ago we had a 12" freak snow-storm and last year I had to leave a day early
to avoid being caught in Newark in Superstorm Sandy. This year we had great
weather. Special thoughts to those who suffered losses in the storm last year
and to all who are still recovering.

Everything worked as we had hoped but we had a couple of amplifier 'burps'. A
couple times the amp seemed to trip. Gave it a rest and it recovered. The
bandswitch failed not long before the contest and Jay replaced it. Done. I
was cautioned, however, to make sure that, when I changed bands, I should put
the amp in 'stand-by' to retune. Well, I did this everytime. But a few times
I forgot to turn the amp back to "Operate" after retuning. Before
continuing let me say that these phone contests are very physically exhausting
for me, not just from the regular operating, which we all experience, but I
have a propensity to use a voice level that could be described as an extreme
"outdoor" voice. Late Sunday afternoon I worked XP1A and TF3W
back-to-back on 20m breaking pretty big pileups both times. Apparently my
voice was a little louder than usual and Jay came in to see what was up. He
noticed that the amp was in "Stand-by". I had worked both with the
FORTY WATTS drive from the K3.
Somehow my voice seems to hold up but I practically scream in almost any pileup
situation. Maybe if I just shouted out the window....

N2WKS speaks/types/runs like lightning! I would not want to be young again but
Zev is youth in action.

Thanks for all the Qs.

73 from the team,

Fred/NA2U

p.s. Look for me at KH7M in CQWW CW!
 
W6VMT   SOAB LP   10,0742013-10-28 09:17:54
Casual operating while taking breaks from building a Poultry Palace.
 
N4JF   SOSB/20 QRP   96,1022013-10-28 09:18:24
MY NERVES ARE RECOVERING FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF QRP SSB..LOTS OF ACTIVITY.
TX FOR ALL WHO HRD MY PEANUT PARCHER SIGNAL.

73/JERRY
 
K5DJ   SOAB LP   104,3802013-10-28 09:18:32
Just got a TH7DX antenna up in N.M. & trying it out. Conditions were
fantastic
especially on 10m. Wish I would have had more time to operate..
 
K9FY   SOSB(A)/80 HP   38,2942013-10-28 09:26:59
2 NEW PHASED VERTICALS HANGING FROM THE PINE TREES AND NEW HI-Z 3 TRIANGLE WKD
OK
 
VE4VT   SOAB HP   4,949,3242013-10-28 09:33:32
As always a lot of fun. I look forward to this one for a long time.

Score could have been much better but day 2 was not as productive as I had
hoped. Conditions on all bands were not as good day 2 but still pretty good.
Just like last year, the biggest headache was finding a place to run.

Sunday I just could not find a hole on any band. Ended up way above 29 MHz on
10m.
I found a spot on 20m Sunday afternoon but after establishing a nice run and
good size pileup, I was told I was too close (2.5 kHz)to a net frequency!!!!!!
I value nets and generally respect them but to try and conduct a non emergency
net during CQWW so you can chat about fishing spots does seem a bit pointless.
Clearly the DX did not respect the wishes of net control. They still seem to
expect a clear frequency. I did QSY and had to go back to S&P.

With a couple hours to go I came across a big gun on 20m asking a DX station to
move to another band for the mult. They did QSY and I took this as my chance to
grab a frequency. Well 3 calls to ask if the frequency was in use and no
response so I started running. After about 20Qs the Big gun returned and
claimed the frequency had been in use by him for a couple hours. I said I knew
that but he had QSY'ed to work a DX station and had not responded to my calls
so I took over. He laughed and said it was worth a shot at asking.

Best conditions on 10m I have experienced since I started contesting in 2006.

Hope to see everyone in SS next week. VE4's will be plentiful I promise.

Ed VE4VT/VE4EAR
 
SP8W(SQ8JLA)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   83,0762013-10-28 09:37:34
Zrobione kraje DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | TOTAL
==========================
1A | EU | |
1S | AS | |
3A | EU | |
3B6 | AF | |
3B8 | AF | |
3B9 | AF | |
3C | AF | |
3C0 | AF | |
3D2 | OC | |
3D2/c | OC | |
3D2/r | OC | |
3DA | AF | |
3V | AF | 1 | 1
3W | AS | |
3X | AF | |
3Y/b | AF | |
3Y/p | SA | |
4J | AS | 1 | 1
4L | AS | |
4O | EU | 1 | 1
4S | AS | |
4U1I | EU | |
4U1U | NA | |
4U1V | EU | |
4W | OC | |
4X | AS | |
5A | AF | |
5B | AS | 3 | 3
5H | AF | |
5N | AF | |
5R | AF | |
5T | AF | |
5U | AF | |
5V | AF | |
5W | OC | |
5X | AF | |
5Z | AF | |
6W | AF | |
6Y | NA | |
7O | AS | |
7P | AF | |
7Q | AF | |
7X | AF | |
8P | NA | |
8Q | AS | |
8R | SA | |
9A | EU | 14 | 14
9G | AF | |
9H | EU | |
9J | AF | |
9K | AS | 1 | 1
9L | AF | |
9M2 | AS | |
9M6 | OC | |
9N | AS | |
9Q | AF | |
9U | AF | |
9V | AS | |
9X | AF | |
9Y | SA | |
A2 | AF | |
A3 | OC | |
A4 | AS | |
A5 | AS | |
A6 | AS | |
A7 | AS | 2 | 2
A9 | AS | |
AP | AS | |
BS7 | AS | |
BV | AS | |
BV9P | AS | |
BY | AS | 1 | 1
C2 | OC | |
C3 | EU | |
C5 | AF | |
C6 | NA | |
C9 | AF | |
CE | SA | |
CE0X | SA | |
CE0Y | SA | |
CE0Z | SA | |
CE9 | SA | |
CM | NA | |
CN | AF | 4 | 4
CP | SA | |
CT | EU | 4 | 4
CT3 | AF | 1 | 1
CU | EU | 1 | 1
CX | SA | |
CY0 | NA | |
CY9 | NA | |
D2 | AF | |
D4 | AF | 1 | 1
D6 | AF | |
DL | EU | 182 | 182
DU | OC | |
E3 | AF | |
E4 | AS | |
E5/n | OC | |
E5/s | OC | |
E6 | OC | |
E7 | EU | 9 | 9
EA | EU | 10 | 10
EA6 | EU | 1 | 1
EA8 | AF | |
EA9 | AF | |
EI | EU | 4 | 4
EK | AS | |
EL | AF | |
EP | AS | |
ER | EU | 1 | 1
ES | EU | 6 | 6
ET | AF | |
EU | EU | 10 | 10
EX | AS | 1 | 1
EY | AS | |
EZ | AS | |
F | EU | 22 | 22
FG | NA | |
FH | AF | |
FJ | NA | |
FK | OC | |
FK/c | OC | |
FM | NA | |
FO | OC | |
FO/a | OC | |
FO/c | NA | |
FO/m | OC | |
FP | NA | |
FR | AF | |
FS | NA | |
FT/g | AF | |
FT/j | AF | |
FT/t | AF | |
FT/w | AF | |
FT/x | AF | |
FT/z | AF | |
FW | OC | |
FY | SA | |
G | EU | 25 | 25
GD | EU | 2 | 2
GI | EU | |
GJ | EU | |
GM | EU | 6 | 6
GM/s | EU | 1 | 1
GU | EU | |
GW | EU | 2 | 2
H4 | OC | |
H40 | OC | |
HA | EU | 20 | 20
HB | EU | 5 | 5
HB0 | EU | 2 | 2
HC | SA | |
HC8 | SA | |
HH | NA | |
HI | NA | |
HK | SA | 1 | 1
HK0/a | NA | |
HK0/m | SA | |
HL | AS | |
HP | NA | |
HR | NA | |
HS | AS | |
HV | EU | |
HZ | AS | 1 | 1
I | EU | 40 | 40
IG9 | AF | 1 | 1
IS | EU | 1 | 1
IT9 | EU | 6 | 6
J2 | AF | |
J3 | NA | |
J5 | AF | |
J6 | NA | |
J7 | NA | |
J8 | NA | |
JA | AS | |
JD/m | OC | |
JD/o | AS | |
JT | AS | |
JW | EU | |
JW/b | EU | |
JX | EU | |
JY | AS | |
K | NA | 32 | 32
KG4 | NA | |
KH0 | OC | |
KH1 | OC | |
KH2 | OC | |
KH3 | OC | |
KH4 | OC | |
KH5 | OC | |
KH5K | OC | |
KH6 | OC | |
KH7K | OC | |
KH8 | OC | |
KH8/s | OC | |
KH9 | OC | |
KL | NA | |
KP1 | NA | |
KP2 | NA | |
KP4 | NA | |
KP5 | NA | |
LA | EU | 8 | 8
LU | SA | |
LX | EU | 1 | 1
LY | EU | 15 | 15
LZ | EU | 6 | 6
OA | SA | |
OD | AS | |
OE | EU | 14 | 14
OH | EU | 21 | 21
OH0 | EU | 2 | 2
OJ0 | EU | |
OK | EU | 32 | 32
OM | EU | 18 | 18
ON | EU | 9 | 9
OX | NA | |
OY | EU | |
OZ | EU | 13 | 13
P2 | OC | |
P4 | SA | |
P5 | AS | |
PA | EU | 23 | 23
PJ2 | SA | |
PJ4 | SA | |
PJ5 | NA | |
PJ7 | NA | |
PY | SA | |
PY0F | SA | |
PY0S | SA | |
PY0T | SA | |
PZ | SA | |
R1FJ | EU | |
S0 | AF | |
S2 | AS | |
S5 | EU | 25 | 25
S7 | AF | |
S9 | AF | |
SM | EU | 17 | 17
SP | EU | 37 | 37
ST | AF | |
SU | AF | |
SV | EU | 10 | 10
SV/a | EU | |
SV5 | EU | 1 | 1
SV9 | EU | 1 | 1
T2 | OC | |
T30 | OC | |
T31 | OC | |
T32 | OC | |
T33 | OC | |
T5 | AF | |
T7 | EU | |
T8 | OC | |
TA | AS | 1 | 1
TA1 | EU | 1 | 1
TF | EU | 2 | 2
TG | NA | |
TI | NA | |
TI9 | NA | |
TJ | AF | |
TK | EU | 1 | 1
TL | AF | |
TN | AF | |
TR | AF | |
TT | AF | |
TU | AF | |
TY | AF | |
TZ | AF | |
UA | EU | 95 | 95
UA2 | EU | 3 | 3
UA9 | AS | 11 | 11
UK | AS | |
UN | AS | 2 | 2
UR | EU | 60 | 60
V2 | NA | |
V3 | NA | |
V4 | NA | |
V5 | AF | |
V6 | OC | |
V7 | OC | |
V8 | OC | |
VE | NA | 5 | 5
VK | OC | |
VK0H | AF | |
VK0M | OC | |
VK9C | OC | |
VK9L | OC | |
VK9M | OC | |
VK9N | OC | |
VK9W | OC | |
VK9X | OC | |
VP2E | NA | |
VP2M | NA | |
VP2V | NA | |
VP5 | NA | |
VP6 | OC | |
VP6/d | OC | |
VP8 | SA | |
VP8/g | SA | |
VP8/h | SA | |
VP8/o | SA | |
VP8/s | SA | |
VP9 | NA | |
VQ9 | AF | |
VR | AS | |
VU | AS | |
VU4 | AS | |
VU7 | AS | |
XE | NA | |
XF4 | NA | |
XT | AF | |
XU | AS | |
XW | AS | |
XX9 | AS | |
XZ | AS | |
YA | AS | |
YB | OC | |
YI | AS | |
YJ | OC | |
YK | AS | |
YL | EU | 7 | 7
YN | NA | |
YO | EU | 23 | 23
YS | NA | |
YU | EU | 6 | 6
YV | SA | |
YV0 | NA | |
Z2 | AF | |
Z3 | EU | 1 | 1
Z6 | EU | |
Z8 | AF | |
ZA | EU | |
ZB | EU | |
ZC4 | AS | |
ZD7 | AF | |
ZD8 | AF | |
ZD9 | AF | |
ZF | NA | |
ZK3 | OC | |
ZL | OC | |
ZL7 | OC | |
ZL8 | OC | |
ZL9 | OC | |
ZP | SA | |
ZS | AF | |
ZS8 | AF | |
==========================
| | 897 | 897

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HK6P   SOSB/10 LP   140,9102013-10-28 09:39:44
ICOM 765
MOSLEY TA-33
 
N2YO   SOAB HP   23,2402013-10-28 09:40:50
Hopefully we'll see the same amazing propagation a month from now.

73s de Chip N2YO
 
VE8EV   SOSB(A)/10 HP   117,3902013-10-28 09:42:07
I decided two weeks ago that I was going to quit procrastinating and get my new
home station built and on the air in time for CQWW this year. After eleven
frantic days of wiring, tower erecting, antenna work, furniture and amplifier
moving, and equipment installation I was finally ready to go at 0500z Saturday
night. I decided I was just going to get everything working, have fun, and DX
my way through what was left of the contest. When I got on the air 10 meters
was open over the pole and I decided right then and there to go single-band 10.
I've never heard conditions on ten meters like that from this part of the world
and in the back of my mind I know there is a possibility I never will again.
The triple-play of low K-index, high SSN, and a big contest sure doesn't come
around very often!

After grabbing a handful of mults and a few hours sleep Saturday night the band
was open again to Europe first thing Sunday morning so I spent the first few
hours collecting more multipliers. Once the propagation started shifted to the
south I turned the big yagi towards the states and started running with a
200/hour! By mid-afternoon Sunday 10 meters was jam packed right from the
bottom all the way up past 29 MHz. I alternated between running and collecting
multipliers and then spent the last couple of hours beaming out to the Pacific
picking up 3-pointers.

High point (other than 10m- wow!): After years of poor or non-existant internet
access at the old hilltop contest site it was a nice treat to be able to go
"assisted" and pick up a few extra multipliers from spots.

Low point: RF coming back into the shack and messing things up when I used the
amplifier with the new 40m sloper. Not a big deal for this contest but I
better get it sorted out before Sweepstakes!

Day-by-day countdown of the station building exercise is on the blog
http://ve8ev.blogspot.com

73
John VE8EV
 
WN6K   SOSB/10 LP   141,6362013-10-28 09:46:41
Mostly 10m S/P - lots of fun and hope its back for the CW version...

WN6K, Paul
 
EC7ZK(TONY)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   603,3602013-10-28 09:57:21
Fantastic conditions in 10m. Nice contest to me. Testing new software for
contest, DxLog. Nice work and highly recommended.

See you in the next round !!

Tony, EC7ZK
 
N6HI   SOSB/10 QRP   1,7702013-10-28 09:58:17
Ran 1/2Watt into a 20 foot piece of wire thrown out the window into a tree.
Used this contest as a means to add to my 500mW countries total. Opening to EU
both mornings amazing. Hope its like this in the CW Contest!!! I'm not really
all that nuts about SSB contests, but this one pushed me over my goal to work
100 countries with a 20 foot wire and 1/2Watt, the contest provided #100
(Cyprus) and #101 and 102 also. Yep, it's a DXers dream: 100 countries in ONLY
11 years!!! ;-) GO ARIZONA OUTLAWS!
 
NE3F   M/M HP   5,059,1492013-10-28 09:58:37
Small m/m with two new ops ---they need to learn to run a little more . Overall
a great contest , no smoke and new ops had lots of fun . I guess I should of
put up those 2 - 6 element 10 meter that are in storage!!!
 
3G1B   M/2 HP   3,783,7802013-10-28 10:03:09
We started the contest without 40,80 and 160 mts antennas, due, we focused on
high bands only.
Heavy QRN both days during daylight on all bands and condx returned after
sunset.
Great opening last day to EU via Long path on 10 mts early morning, and on 15
& 20 mts to NA.
We learned a lot and know what needs to be done to go next level.
Anyway it was a great contest together with good ops and friends.

Nick, XQ1KZ
Team Leader @3G1B
 
W1WEF   SOAB Classic HP   1,580,9282013-10-28 10:08:15
Loved running on ten with a relatively clear freq. Hated all other bands with
wall to wall splatter. Looking forward wto CW!
 
DK8EY   SOAB LP   12,7922013-10-28 10:11:24
IC-7400, 2x 23m dipole, 5-ele-beam
Toshiba R700, N1MM Logger
 
RWØBG   SOAB(A) HP   1,228,2832013-10-28 10:20:47
Antenna's TH3MK4 for 20-15-10 m, 2 el fixed wire for 40m, transceiver FT-2000,
power output 500W.
 
K1LZ   M/2 HP   20,892,9282013-10-28 10:24:35
Wow! What fantastic conditions! There have been few times in recent years that
10M has produced as well as this past weekend. It was open worldwide, for hours
at a time. One can only hope that when CQWW CW rolls around in 28 days, that
10M will still be as good!

We had good and bad results this weekend. The good result: after the UBN drop,
this effort should be good enough to beat the old USA M2 record. The bad result
(at least for us): the best we can apparently do is second place. Congrats to
the KC1XX crew for a fantastic job!

Dennis W1UE
 
LR3M(@LU9MBY)   M/2 HP   4,691,0402013-10-28 10:26:55
Many thanks to everyone for the QSO's.
Team LR3M
 
NN3W(@N3HBX)   M/S HP   12,735,0602013-10-28 10:31:44
As always, thanks so much to John Evans for allowing a motley group to take over
his station.

What a weekend!

Originally, I was going to operate SOAB, but a combination of issues (boy scout
campout, ill family members, etc.) meant that at about 10 days before the
contest, I decided to convert the effort to multi-single as I felt this was a
weekend not to be missed. We hastily assembled a crew of operators which
included cajoling K4ZW out of his seminannual hibernation, armtwisting KE3X
into one shift while his XYL was out of town, NH7C, and even N3HBX himself.
Operating scheduling was quite the challenge, but it all worked well. I think
I slept 1 hour (in between coaching, soccer, and a boy scout campout).

Condx on the high bands were amazing. 10 was nuts from dawn until dusk with
stations above 29.0 MHz. 15 was great. 20 was workable as folks finally
gravitated to the higher bands. 40 was pure mayhem - the most crowded band in
ham radio. 80 was quiet but not as productive as in the past. 160 was
frustrating with multiple stations in EU audible but not hearing us - at all.


We had some big, big hours with the 10-Q hitting above 500 at points. We had
minor issue with a control box on the 10/40 tower failing requiring an in-field
repair job at 10:00 pm Friday night. We chased mults, found 7O2A CQing without
a caller, worked loads of JAs, learned to modify HBX for M/S use in CQWW, and
had a blast.

Two main goals for the weekend:
1) have fun - check...
2) break the W3 - M/S record - check...

Did we win M/S for USA? That would be interesting to see happen.

See you in the next one!
 
VE6EX   SOSB(A)/20 LP   201,3542013-10-28 10:34:55
Wall to wall on 20
Dan VE6EX..
 
N9RV   SOSB/15 HP   1,344,4742013-10-28 10:37:50
An epic contest. Can't remember a better one. Bands were crowded, but we all
got along. Operating was superb. The weak guys were very effective in
repeating their information efficiently and effectively, which made the QSOs
just keep rolling.

Some very incredible scores out there!

- Pat
N9RV/7

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 0 201 0 201 201 7.1
0100 0 0 0 0 151 0 151 352 12.3
0200 0 0 0 0 173 0 173 525 18.4
0300 0 0 0 0 36 0 36 561 19.7
0400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 561 19.7
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 561 19.7
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 561 19.7
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 561 19.7
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 561 19.7
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 561 19.7
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 561 19.7
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 561 19.7
1200 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 563 19.7
1300 0 0 0 0 54 0 54 617 21.6
1400 0 0 0 0 173 0 173 790 27.7
1500 0 0 0 0 157 0 157 947 33.2
1600 0 0 0 0 167 0 167 1114 39.1
1700 0 0 0 0 132 0 132 1246 43.7
1800 0 0 0 0 117 0 117 1363 47.8
1900 0 0 0 0 85 0 85 1448 50.8
2000 0 0 0 0 62 0 62 1510 53.0
2100 0 0 0 0 78 0 78 1588 55.7
2200 0 0 0 0 96 0 96 1684 59.1
2300 0 0 0 0 116 0 116 1800 63.1
0000 0 0 0 0 133 0 133 1933 67.8
0100 0 0 0 0 132 0 132 2065 72.4
0200 0 0 0 0 93 0 93 2158 75.7
0300 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2160 75.8
0400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2160 75.8
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2160 75.8
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2160 75.8
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2160 75.8
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2160 75.8
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2160 75.8
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2160 75.8
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2160 75.8
1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2160 75.8
1300 0 0 0 0 19 0 19 2179 76.4
1400 0 0 0 0 93 0 93 2272 79.7
1500 0 0 0 0 114 0 114 2386 83.7
1600 0 0 0 0 88 0 88 2474 86.8
1700 0 0 0 0 64 0 64 2538 89.0
1800 0 0 0 0 67 0 67 2605 91.4
1900 0 0 0 0 48 0 48 2653 93.1
2000 0 0 0 0 33 0 33 2686 94.2
2100 0 0 0 0 48 0 48 2734 95.9
2200 0 0 0 0 49 0 49 2783 97.6
2300 0 0 0 0 68 0 68 2851 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 0 0 2851 0 2851

Gross QSOs=2939 Dupes=88 Net QSOs=2851

Unique callsigns worked = 2851

The best 60 minute rate was 201/hour from 0000 to 0059
The best 30 minute rate was 218/hour from 0003 to 0032
The best 10 minute rate was 252/hour from 0002 to 0011

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 1 times.
6 QSOs/minute 9 times.
5 QSOs/minute 36 times.
4 QSOs/minute 129 times.
3 QSOs/minute 251 times.
2 QSOs/minute 410 times.
1 QSOs/minute 521 times.

There were 0 bandchanges and 0 (0.0%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 0 0 0 0 433 0 433 15.2
South America 0 0 0 0 83 0 83 2.9
Europe 0 0 0 0 1126 0 1126 39.5
Asia 0 0 0 0 1063 0 1063 37.3
Africa 0 0 0 0 43 0 43 1.5
Oceania 0 0 0 0 102 0 102 3.6
??? 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 0 0 2851 0 2851
 
N2GA   SOSB/10 LP   95,4442013-10-28 10:40:14
Work commitments kept me from full time operation this year. With SFI so high
and 10 meters open, I decided to operate SOSB 10 with the available time I had.
Highlight was working XP1A on his last QSO before he QSYed to 15 meters. As
usual, thanks to all the fine operators worldwide for all of the QSOs.
 
N4GG   SOAB(A) HP   121,3032013-10-28 10:46:10
Jusr casual S&P
FTdx5000, ACOM 2000A, WRITELOG, Wires in the woods
 
K5IID   SOAB(A) LP   686,1182013-10-28 10:48:28
Got a late start and Friday night was a total loss! Like 75 Q's or something.
Absolutely could not work anyone on 40 or 80. When you can't work VE3EJ on 80,
it's time to give up.
Saturday morning another late start but conditions on the high bands were so
good (think 1959 or so) that it was really fun. Again 40 and 80 ... didn't even
try them.
Sunday morning was an even later start but the conditions were still there.
Quite a blast it was!
My score this year is still a good bit above last year. So that is always a
plus.
Hope to see everyone next year!
 
HG7T   M/2 HP   15,864,3602013-10-28 10:59:29
Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM
 
K3SWZ   SOSB/10 LP   1,4632013-10-28 10:59:33
Lots of problems!
 
K1SD   SOAB(A) LP   1,711,2062013-10-28 11:00:51
The K1SD station:

10/15/20 Bencher SkyHawk @ 70ft / Cushcraft A4S @ 42ft / SM03 Stackmatch
40/80 Inverted V's
Elecraft K3
 
9A5W(@9A1A)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   92,2502013-10-28 11:14:57
Good CONDX on Top Band. Nice number of W/VE on SSB mode,and was exciting to work
NH2T coming on my CQ. As beverage system was not installed completely I lost
some South Africans who called me. Could not copy their complete calls.

Unfortunately when CONDX are good Mr Murphy has some other influence.
I had problems with my TCVR. On Saturday in early evening time it stop to work
properly and I had to have pause of cca 3 hours, trying to find some supstitute
for it.That was TCVR from another manufacturer so additonal work had to be
done.
As consequence I lost some "small distance" multipliers like TK,CR3
and 7Z and QSOs with EU guys who were on the band partly time not taking part
in contest seriously.So I missed to have score over 100K.

Thanks to all who called me.
See you in CW leg, but in another category.

Nikola, 9A5W
 
VY1EI   SOSB/10 HP   469,3422013-10-28 11:24:13
Wow -- wasn't that something!!

Just before the contest I spent a couple of days out at my shack scouting out
the bands, trying to get a feel as to which band was in the best shape.

A couple of weeks ago my Elecraft K3 arrived. I also got the K3 0 with the
remote rig control. I approached N6TR - Tree - to see if he was interested in
running a multi-op with me for ARRL Sweepstakes CW, with N6TR operating my
radio from his QTH in Oregon. He agreed and so we spent the week or so before
this contest getting the remote setup going. We were testing the connection
with the K3 going into a dummy load. I got the radio setup in the shop where
the LAN connection is. Its in a commercial business so I don't have the coax
going across the shop floor during the week with the business is operating. So
far the internet connection between N6TR's QTH in Oregon and my QTH in
Whitehorse is looking great, with low latency times. We tested the tribander
briefly and everything was working so I reconnected the K3 to the dummy load
until ARRL Sweeps CW next weekend. For this weekend's contest I operated out in
my travel trailer about a hundred feet from the building. I was using my ICOM
7600.

It was hard to get a feel for the best band. 20 meters, 15 meters and 10 meters
were all in fine shape! 20 meters was open a fair bit later than 10. I knew the
decision would really be made when the contest opened. Last year 10 meters was
open for only the first 45 minutes before it closed for the evening. When I saw
the report of the X class flares on thursday and friday, I thought "Oh man,
this is gonna shut 'er down". The solar flares actually made the news. Well
I figured that maybe 10 meters would be the "least worst" affected
band when the flares hit, so I went with that band.

I opened with getting a pileup going to JA. Compared with the 45 minute friday
nite opening last year, 10 meters was open for 2 1/2 hours before it closed. I
got 11 zones and 13 countries during this first opening. Sweet.

The next morning I had to be patient while 20 meters and then 15 meters were
rocking. 10 meters opened at 10:30 am local time to EU. I tried and tried but I
couldn't get a run going to EU. Nothing unusual there but its worth a try for
sure as the payoff can be big. Last year I got 1300 QSOs on 10 meters, but I
got very few QSOs with EU. This contest during the first morning I picked most
of the EU zones and around 15 countries so that was better than last year.
Those EU multipliers, and whether I get them or not, affect my score big time.

Around 1 pm local time I got a big pileup into the lower 48 US States. For
several hours the band was pileup was so big I had a hard time making out
calls. During this there were several instances where I got 5 QSOs per minute.
I averaged 3 to 4 per minute.

During this time I got a call from N6TR/VY1. So say what - "HOW DID YOU DO
THAT??" Tree says he's calling me from my remoted K3 in the building next
to me, which is connected to a dummy load. That really floored me. Sly fellow,
he must have known this was possible. The signal was raspy and weak but I heard
him. He decided he was gonna pull my leg and have some fun. I couldn't stop
laughing for half hour after that.

Around 3:30 pm local time the JAs come in off the back of the beam so I knew it
was time to swing beam to the northwest and bag those three pointers. The pileup
to JA never quit. They just kept coming and coming. For a while on Saturday I
had a pileup going to three continents at once. The JAs were the strongest for
sure, but I had to hold up the JAs every couple of minutes to let the VKs in.
They were off the beam a little and weaker but sure enough, they kept coming
in. I was 59 off the back of the beam into the lower 48 US states so they kept
coming in too. Zone 28 stations in Indonesia were coming in too every 10 to 15
minutes. The number of stations in China is also increasing. During my runs to
JA, stations from Asiatic Russia also come every now and then.

When the band closed Saturday evening I had 1300 QSOs in the log. So on Sunday
morning I was really wondering what the day would bring. Were the solar flares
gonna hit and shut everything down? Would any QSOs with EU be possible? Can I
get 600 QSOs today? Maybe a 1,000 QSOs? I figured it would be really cool to
finish with 2,000 QSOs on a single band.

On sunday morning 10 meters opened an hour earlier than the day before. Again,
I didn't get a payoff from my time invested in getting a run going to EU. But I
did pick up a few more countries. The opening to EU closed earlier than the day
before, so I swung the beam to the US. I S&Ped a few Caribbean stations to
pick up the score a bit. Then around 1 pm I got another endless pileup going to
the lower 48 states. Last year I cleared the field in the Lower 48 states on 10
meters. I got them all so the pileup stopped. Then I switched to 15 meters to
get the pileup back. This year the pileup on 10 meters never ended. Again I got
JA stations coming in off the back of the beam at around 3pm local time, I swung
the beam back to JA and got a run going again to three point country. That
pileup remained until the contest ended.

A real highlight for me was having the station on Marion Island, ZS8Z, call in.
Also a French Polynesian station called in. Another highlight were the dozen or
so VK stations calling in. We rarely get that in the Canadian North.

So a little under 1000 QSOs on 10 meters on sunday, and I have a smoking score.
Thanks for the Qs everyone!

Eric
VY1EI

Website: www.vy1ei.ca
Twitter: @VY1EI
 
N4TOL   SOAB(A) LP   117,7962013-10-28 11:34:46
Great time on active bands. Search & pounce - about 8 hours in the chair.

Icom 756 Pro3 @ 100 watts into OCF wire.
 
OK1JOC   SOAB Classic LP   467,9402013-10-28 11:41:35
FT950,dipoles.loop.vert.
 
CW5W(CX6VM)   SOSB/10 HP   2,545,7562013-10-28 11:42:46
 
AB4B   M/S HP   4,022,3962013-10-28 11:45:20
WOW....Great prop all weekend from NA (North Alabama...Roll Tide). Decided at
the last moment to do a Multi-Single effort. Most op's hadn't played in
multi-op effort before which lead to a bit of familiarization time. Having said
that
it appears to have paid off as our high band mults show they got the big
picture and enjoyed it. Always had two op's in the stations at any given time
manning the two station setup so there was plenty of seat time for all.
Hopefully in the near future a serious Multi op effort will be staffed for this
event. Oh also the the call,AB4B, had just been issued to me a week or so ago
which added up to be a challenge of sorts for all however the call eas handled
by all op's pretty well. Will be doing a Multi-Single effort in the CW event
this coming month so look for that puny watery weak signal from NA please!

Tim, AB4B, (ex KT4TX, KY5R, K4XDX, KP4BZ, C6ACY, WA7UWE, WA4ACV, WB6HIL,
WN6HIL)
 
K6GHA   SOSB/15 LP   185,4722013-10-28 11:49:56
From the scores already posted, it looks like Christmas came early for
propagation! It was quite amazing to have a quiet and full band to play in this
past weekend. There were fall offs, but it was either on or off. No real fade in
or out on conditions. I added 25% to my score from last year and did it all on
one band.
Since things were so crowded, and running LP, I wasn't often able to run a
frequency, but it sure was fun getting to 100 countries by early Sunday
morning. It was the first time in a long time I was able to get into South
Africa in contest conditions, over the east coast wall. Also, it was great
hearing so many club members having a great time and posting really impressive
scores.
I think I now in a group that says to new folks, well… you really missed some
fun conditions in the fall of ’13. Let’s hope this continues the rest of the
year!
 
DR1A   M/M HP   34,127,4242013-10-28 11:53:36
In our pre-contest operator meeting we set our goal to break our own M/M EU
continent record set back in 2011. Things were starting well, and around 0900z
on Sunday we were over 2 million points ahead of our old EU M/M record. But
then things got worse and we were constantly losing ground. By the end we were
only less than 100k (!) points ahead of our 2011 raw score... (So much about
propagation here...) Yet we declared that we have reached that one goal. :-)

Although breaking our EU record we will lose it anyway - to the fine team at
ES9C. These guys were catching a super nighttime propagation start on 20m and
15m over the North pole, which simply did not materialize "down"
here. They piled up an advantage of over 1,000 QSOs before the bands finally
started "down" here. And ES9C constantly added to their advantage,
kept running away, and finally had an advantage of whopping 6.5M points! Well
done, guys. We know that you "normally" suffer a lot from Northern
propagation. You really deserve this new EU record... :-)
We were happy to welcome eight first-time operators to our station. And YL
Halina did her catering magic again, making sure that everybody got enough
food.

73 Ben
DL6FBL@DR1A
 
VE6SV   M/S HP   10,002,6362013-10-28 12:02:29
The operating team was the BEST and propagation was NEXT
 
PR2W(PT2AW)   SOAB LP   57,0402013-10-28 12:10:51
Such a nice contest. Thank you all.

PR2W (PT2AW) - Paulo.
 
OM8A   M/S HP   17,126,5682013-10-28 12:11:05
The ionosphere has prepared for us another rock n roll weekend. Big fight at
the top of M/S (CN2AA, CR3A, P33W, P3N). Congrats guys, hats off.
We also achieved our record result. OM8A station will be not active after many
years in the CQ WW CW. We look forward to hearing you next month from Cape
Verde in the CW leg.

Rasto OM3BH
 
9A5Y(9A7DX)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,414,2022013-10-28 12:13:36
This was a very difficult and exhausting competition !

This summer we made two new antennas (10 & 20m) on our contest location, so
I used this CQ WW to test at least one of them. Just a couple days ago i was
wondering wheather I should be SB 10m or 20m, and decidet to be on 20m which
was obviously a mistake. Conditions on 20m were satisfactory but I have a
feeling that all the other competitors were on 10m during day time, and on the
other hand I did not have good conditions during night time.

Our new 5 el. on 22m tower for 20m has fullfiled my expectations. I have
successefully handeld with far better stations with more&biggest antennas.


The HIGHLIGHT of this contest were when RI1ANP answered to my CQing at 18z
secont day and give me double mults, when I had alleready given up ZONE 39 and
thought then will not complete all 40 :)

The wierdest part of this whole experience were the conseqences from the lack
of sleep which manifested tgrough paranoid visions during the last evning. My
eyes were playning tricks on me:

*the walls were moving
*i could suddenly see two monitors and two laptops instead of one
*shadows moving on the wall
*could here people who weren there

and lots of other crazy things :)


Ultimately I would like to thank my support team that made it possible for me
to stay awake and to be able to complete my tasky without falling of my feet.
Thanks guys for all the coffe, food and company, but especially for not
allownig me to let it all go straight to hell

Tnx guys for all Qsos and spots

Ved, 9A7DX
 
W3UL   SOAB(A) HP   286,2242013-10-28 12:15:03
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
1.8 8 16 4 4
3.5 16 33 6 11
7 42 111 11 25
14 61 156 16 30
21 150 412 23 71
28 130 344 18 48
Total 407 1072 78 189
Score: 286,224
 
DJ7WW   SOAB HP   4,580,1132013-10-28 12:23:54
Saturday I lost 1.5 prime time operating hours with Wintest failing first time
in 6 years of using it. Had to run a new installation finally. Murphy brought
also rf feedback into the audio on 15m so I had to use a hand mic on that band.
On Sunday I wanted a 3 hour nap from 10:00 to 13:00 and did not hear the alarm,
went into the shack again at 18:00. Conditions as expected not as good as
during the last week.

Thanks to all callers.

73
Peter
 
SP4LVK   SOSB/15 QRP   33,9502013-10-28 12:32:39
RIG:FT-950 PWR:5 ANT:2el Delta Loop
 
SP4Z   SOSB(A)/10 HP   857,8452013-10-28 12:36:09
FB propagation
I think many alltime record were broken

73 Wes SP4Z
 
PY2EX(@PX2B)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,061,9532013-10-28 12:45:09
 
F4DNW   SOSB(A)/15 HP   232,4402013-10-28 12:48:53
 
NT6X   SOAB(A) HP   541,1492013-10-28 12:50:26
All S&P. Phenomenal band conditions, but using a small vertical + 200w + SSB
from the west coast just wasn't cuttin' it in the pile-ups. I had to use every
trick in the book to snipe qso's. Pro Tip for west coast assisted op's - ALWAYS
connect to an east coast server. The west coast clusters are a morgue during
off-peak hours. I had an amaizing time but can't switch the mode on the rig to
CW fast enough.

73

Mike, NT6X


Ground mounted vertical
Pixel RF PRO-1B
200w
FT-1000mp MkV
 
K5WL   SOAB(A) LP   42,8042013-10-28 12:50:41
Rookie, not sure if that's an overlay this time. Great 10 meters, didn't work
above 20.
 
N3RR   SOAB(A) HP   4,561,1802013-10-28 12:58:39
1st time (ever) operating SO2R. My newly remodeled two-radio station was
completed last week and tested this past weekend!

I made many mistakes trying to properly handle all of the SO2R operational
inputs. Glad the terrific propagation made up for my zero experience operating
two radios simultaneously.

Kudos to Top Ten Devices, Array Solutions, and N1MM Logger for their products -
resulting in a seamless hardware/software SO2R operational capability for me.
My human brain must now learn how to use it efficiently!
 
E77A   SOSB/20 HP   1,470,9872013-10-28 13:07:32
I spent over 44 hours in the chair and condition were fantastic.I really enjoyed
on 20 meter.Thanks for calling me!
73
Slaven E77A
 
WO4D   SOAB LP   145,0082013-10-28 13:18:18
Nice contest, thanks for the Q's.
It was a little tough digging on 40 with the inverted V.

Orrin, WO4D
 
VE7XF   SOAB HP   1,566,3482013-10-28 13:21:35
Man, what a blast - just like the good ol' days!
I probably spent too much time on 10m, but it might be my last chance.

I started with 500 watts, but couldn't work the 7O on 20m on Sat. morning, so
had to switch to the 'big boy' amp - that few db makes a big difference.
And I had waited for YEARS to work Yemen until the recent DXpedition.

I find that I lose interest after about 6 hours of listening to all the
distorted splattery signals, and have to have a 're-adjustment break'.

Worked more Africans than previous contests (including ZD7/ZD8).

Mostly S&P, but had a few good runs into EU and NA. Not so many into JA, as
signals were tough to drag through the noise and QRM.

I'm afraid that the increased darkness for the CW affair will affect the EU
openings, but I'll be there anyway.

40m was a challenge, as my 40m dipole is unusable above 7.120 and no Qs on 80m,
as the antenna doesn't work on the SSB end. Hey, I'm mostly a CW guy! I'm
thinking that a dedicated HP antenna tuner for each of those bands might help.

N1MM, K3, P3, AL-1200, 3el Steppir, wires.

Ralph, VE7XF
 
K6AW(@N6RO)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   167,4402013-10-28 13:26:55
A lot of S&P dxing, hunting for elusive zone 19 stations who must have been
on 10M. Thanks for the qsos and thanks to Ken for use of the station.
 
YP7P(YO7LFV)   SOAB(A) HP   4,049,9042013-10-28 13:34:24
Dream a contest with a spectacular spread .
Is the best result made ​​by me in a contest .
My so2r system failed mid Contest and without him and without CAT system was
hard but I go on .
Thank to my father for support (yo7bga).
73 ! robert yo7lfv / yp7p
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   21,748,5882013-10-28 13:41:19
As usual CQWW SSB is a rehearsal for us before CQWW CW. Most of LZ9W ops are CW
ops and we use SSB part for checking out equipment and to test new devices.
It seems that condx this year favored Northern Europe on high bands and this
could be easily seen when one looks at our QSO nos on 15 and 10m.
400 QSO less on 15m and almost 1000 QSO less on 10m compared to our 2012 score.

40m was one big "ZOO" on SSB.I'd say it's even a bigger torture to
operate 40m on SSB then top band, especially from our part of Europe.
There were a good moments, too. We are glad to conclude that our 3 el yagi on
80m still rules in Europe ;-). Also the new rotor controlling devices made by
company of our fellow LZ hams passed the harsh test nicely and are here to
stay.

THANKS to all who called us and see you all next month in CW part of CQ WW.

73, Wally LZ2CJ
on behalf of LZ9W contest team
 
IQ1CN   M/S HP   1,868,9442013-10-28 13:57:54
Vi invio allegato/ resoconto del contest cq ww ssb 2013 ,pur avendo avuto
alcune difficoltà tecniche con l unico amplificatore disponibile ,avendo perso
umore e l entusiasmo e la speranza di poterci classificare i al top delle
classifiche HP (alta potenza ) ,consapevoli del nostro cammino tutto in salita
con i nostri 60/80 w in ssb delle sole radio ,siamo riusciti grazie a validi
operatori che si sono prodigati ,a portare a log oltre 1600 qso 437 paesi su
137 zone per un punteggio di 1879605 punti niente male per un low pawer .

i dati si potranno confrontare su http://pileup.ru/cqww_ssb.php?year=2013

La sezione ari di Cuneo e stata attiva per la durata di 48 ore consecutive ,
un particolare ringraziamento a tutti coloro che in un modo o nel altro hanno
reso possibile questo evento ,ad operatori instancabili a chi a si e prodigato
nel settaggio delle antenne ,alla logistica di software e nella preparazione
delle radio un grazie sincero .

Per la sezione ari di Cuneo
HF CONTEST MANAGER
IZ1GLX


Fabrizio
 
SQ8NZB   SOAB(A) LP   387,8282013-10-28 14:02:25
RADIO: YAESU FT-950
ANTENNA: 2 PHASED VERTICAL 80M, VERTICAL DELTA LOOP 40M, CUBICAL QUAD 20-15-10
M
 
PJ4X(@PJ4G)   M/S HP   19,942,5802013-10-28 14:04:04
How can you not have fun when operating CQWW contests. We enticed Hannes, PJ4LS
(FOC member and excellent CW contester) to come operate and unfortunately we
have spoiled a perfectly good CW op. Hannes did an excellent job and had a fun
time as well.

Murphy, in the form of line noise, was our only real hindrance for the
weekend.

Thanks for all the Q's...and to Noah for being a gracious host and having a
first class location for us 'northerners' to come down and have fun.

73,

Marty
W1MD for the PJ4X crew...
 
W3YY   SOAB(A) HP   135,9492013-10-28 14:04:56
Got on just to experience the great 10-Meter conditions. And they were great.
 
EA7OT   SOAB LP   2,422,2332013-10-28 14:20:14
Very tough competition. Very difficult to make a site with 100w in the bands and
keep. The power problem is very serious, many stations need large bandwidth that
we have to many competitors. I really hope to resolve it soon.
 
ED5T(@EA5ELT)   M/S HP   11,922,9002013-10-28 14:23:47
Our best result in the six years we have been doing Multi Single at Torrent. We
aren't sure how much of that is attributable to the propagation, and how much
is due to the antenna improvements carried our in the past year in 4 of the 6
bands. At some points on saturday we thought it might be possible to beat the
current EA category record but in the end we fell a bit short. Notwithstanding
that, and once we had finally got all the last minute glitches sorted, we had a
great 48 hours together. Only one Murphy visit, a stuck rotator left our top 15m
beam pointing south and the 40m beam pointing east, but we finally managed to
get it fixed.

Thanks as usual to everyone who helped make this a fun event, our families for
supporting us, our fellow club members for their help, and as always, the town
of Torrent for allowing us to use the great hilltop location we have. But most
of all, for everyone who picked us up out of the noise for the QSO!

73 de Duncan EA5ON on behalf of the ED5T team
 
K3NEM   M/S HP   271,8522013-10-28 14:29:19
8/11 AMATEUR RADIO CLUB OF THE NATIONAL ELECTRONICS MUSEUM (ARCNEM), 3/11
POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB
By any measure, this contest was a grand success for ARCNEM!
5Z, A7, JA, KH0, KH2, VK, ZL and ZS were among the 98 countries logged. 10M
was excellent. Club members even worked fellow ARCNEM member Rol K3RA during
his 10M and 15M runs from V26B!
 
W1DYJ   SOAB Classic LP   343,0952013-10-28 14:34:48
Band Antenna @ Height
---- ----------------
160 Shortened 80M dipole @ 7M
80 Shortened 80M dipole @ 7M
40 40M dipole @ 7M
20 HB Moxon Rectangle @12M
15 HB Rotatable dipole @ 11M
10 HB 5el yagi @ 10M

QSO points = 1285
Mults = 267
Total Points = 343,095

Operating Time = 19:10 hours
Rig = TS590 [100W]
Logger: N3FJP ver 4.2
Individual countries = 85 Zones = 26

Comments
--------
100% S&P. Last year my submitted score was 255K, 228K after adjudication.

My goal was 1/3M, with a stretch goal of 1/2M. Made the goal, missed the
stretch goal by a lot...

Best 10M conditions I've seen in a long time. First time I've used my 15
year-old 10M 5el homebrew above 29 MHz! No Qs on 160, not surprised given my
"antenna." 80M was quiet. Had a hard time being heard on 40M. 20M
was
active whenever I was active. 15M was very good, but antenna makes it
hard to hear/be heard.
 
PI4COM   M/2 HP   3,546,2012013-10-28 14:35:20
We sure enjoyed the contest.
No 15m antenna but 10m made up for this loss as far as the fun is concerned.
The loss of Q's and Multi's was definite.
QRT after 37 hours due to severe windstorm threat.
CU Guys next year with a full station.
Thank you for giving us a call.
 
KV1J   SOAB(A) HP   312,5242013-10-28 14:35:22
Part time effort, all S&P.
73, Eric KV1J
 
W9PA   SOAB LP   81,4882013-10-28 14:39:04
K3, P3, Doublet, DXLog Logging Software (www.dxlog.net)
 
KO7X   M/S HP   185,1482013-10-28 14:42:59
Great conditions on the high bands. Brian had a good time.
 
N2MM   SOAB(A) HP   4,404,2762013-10-28 14:51:48
No equipment problems, just operator errors.Headcold, sinus problems,Went to bed
at 0100z Saturday evening after 39 hours without sleep. I thought I set the
alarm for 0345z. Well I must have really been tired; too tired to push the
button. I woke up at 0530z! Too late for any meaningful low band activity.
Really reset the alarm for 0900z. Went the rest of the way without any
problems. Lost my chance at 5+meg. I prefer CW anyway.

Thanks for the qsos. I will upload the log to LOTW.
 
W7WLL   SOAB LP   37,3462013-10-28 14:54:38
Had to fit this contest in between driving up the coast to the grandsons Sat
morning football game and then to the granddaughters Sat afternoon volleyball
tournament Sunday I had the need to get some yard work out of the way before
the rains come. The long drive between the games and necessary shopping while
out left little time or desire and I had to settle with the two evenings. Some
of the time in the 6 hours I entered as contest time were also spend helping
the XYL corral the 2 year old grandson we were babysitting.

10 Meters was in good shape and was interesting to run with less than 100W with
the FT-990. JA's were loud and prolific regardless of where the beam was
pointed. Ended up taking some time doing hunt and pounce. Had fun. Not sure
what effect the broken boom to mast support wire draped over one side of the
driven element had, but noticed higher than normal SWR's on the three bands.
 
KB1H   M/2 HP   10,977,0002013-10-28 14:55:03
 
W4KW   SOAB(A) HP   1,466,5562013-10-28 15:06:04
Great conditions on 10 Meters (reminiscent of conditions when I was first
licensed in 1957 and later). Hopefully conditions will be similar during the 10
Meter Contest in December. Started with NH7A and ended with BY0AA, can't ask for
much more than that. Heard several TCG folks on.
Thanks to all for the contacts.
73's,
Bert
 
ON4IA   SOAB(A) HP   6,370,7492013-10-28 15:07:22
AMAZING,

tnx for QSO s and cu in CW

Luc
ON4IA
 
K5MXG(@N5QQ)   SOAB Rookie HP   78,7352013-10-28 15:24:28
Thanks to N5QQ for letting me operate at his station, big change from 100 watts
and a wire in a tree. Also thanks to K5NZ for hooking me up like a tow truck!
 
N4TZ/9   SOAB LP   2,508,7922013-10-28 15:30:03
OPERATING TIME: 41:29:08
CQ COUNTER: 1179
RUN/SEARCH: 293/1296 Qs
UNIQUE CALLSIGNS: 1082

SOFTWARE: TR4W v.4.246 http://www.tr4w.com

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
__________________________________________________________
160SSB 23 23 43 12 8
80SSB 109 108 274 54 17
40SSB 170 168 475 72 24
20SSB 293 289 827 90 26
15SSB 317 315 892 95 32
10SSB 677 675 1961 103 28
__________________________________________________________

Totals 1589 1578 4472 426 135

Final Score = 2508792 points.


Continent List

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 3 1 1 1 2 2 10
Canada calls = 10 27 9 7 16 17 86
NA calls = 7 21 17 30 32 42 149
SA calls = 2 5 9 44 42 51 153
Euro calls = 0 48 111 184 171 497 1011
African calls = 1 6 7 12 10 13 49
Asian calls = 0 0 3 14 7 14 38
Japan calls = 0 0 6 0 26 30 62
Ocean calls = 0 1 7 1 11 11 31

Total calls = 23 109 170 293 317 677 1589

Guess we had a double peak on this sunspot cycle. Too bad I
didn't fully use the great conditions. The second day was
relatively disappointing here due to some hardware problems.

The first hardware problem I knew about before the contest.
During the ARRL CW contest I found that one of the Orion's
would have a very temporary power output problem - one
fellow said it sounded like the amplifier relay wasn't
picking up - but of course I'm barefoot here. I found that
after several hours of heating the problem would start to
appear fairly reliably on cw. Didn't seem to appear on SSB
so operated the ARRL SSB and WPX SSB with no aparent problem.
Of course, the power varies all the time with voice, so
it's harder to see on the 'scope.

Well, the problem started to show after only an hour or so
the first night out, so basically down to one radio. I
could find stations to work on the bad radio and use the
swap radio function in TR4W to put the good radio on the
desired station, but couldn't cq while s&ping using that
technique, so of limited use here.

The second hardware problem wasn't anticipated. I found
out Saturday aftenoon that the prop pitch rotor turning
the top 20 and 40 wouldn't turn. FOrtunately it was
stuck on Europe. I used the lower 20/40 on the ring
rotor at 61' to try to fill in the other directions, but
to Asia and the Pacific the lower antenna is quite a
step down in performance, especially on 40. To make
things worse, I forgot to park that antenna back to
Europe when finished with 40 to JA on Sunday morning.
A gust of wind caused the ring to sit in a spot that
I couldn't turn from. I didn't notice this until late
Sunday afternoon when I went to turn the antenna to work
South and found that the antenna was pointed NW. Several
trips to the back yard and I had it going again and
pointing in the desired direction,

Monday I found that the problem with the prop pitch rotor
was a loose wire in a junction box at the base of the
tower. My wires and cables to the tower all lie on the
ground and I have to move them back and forth each week
to mow. I guess the movement (coupled with yanking to
get things to lay back in place when finishing mowing)
had pulled out one of the multiple DC return lines.
The remaining return line was just barely good enough
to turn things sometimes, but not other times, due to the
time-out feature of the controller.

My QSOs were all made with TR4W's DVP feature. One
fellow broke out laughing, kindly, upon hearing his callsign
generated by the computer. The 293 QSOs made when I was
calling CQ would not havve been possible without that feature.

History shows that W9RE generally scores 4 times as high
as I do in this contest when conditions are poor (low
sunspot activity) and about 3 times as high when
conditions are good, so I guess I shouldn't be too
disappointed with my score.

I will swap out the troubled Orion for the Omni VI backup
this week for the CW contests, where SO2R is a bigger
factor for low-power folks.
 
M4A(@G6UW)   M/2 HP   8,016,5252013-10-28 15:31:04
A fantastic contest, with great conditions on 15m and 10m. Unfortunately, a
major storm hit Southern England on Sunday, so we had to operate with our
antennas lower than normal, but we're still happy with the result. Thanks for
the QSOs everyone.
 
W3LL   SOAB(A) HP   3,000,9762013-10-28 15:31:48
SO1R
 
ES9C(@ES5TV)   M/M HP   40,682,4962013-10-28 15:44:18
We never even dreamed about such score. This one goes down to history. Weekend
of a lifetime for sure. Making 5000 Qs on 15/20 from ES is syrreal. The new big
15m array really proved itself once again. Nearly 900 JAs on one band is unheard
of. In reality none of the bands had perfect conditions. High bands were still
closed the second night and in the last evening only opened again 1-2 hours
before the end. But all in all the conditions were superb. Over 100 US on 160
in SSB is also fantastic. Matching D4C QSO count from up here is incredible.
10m opening to zone 1 in the last few hours of the contest was really a perfect
cherry on the cake. Simply heaven.

We set DR1A EU record as our target and were very delighted to take an early
lead. In reality it appeared that the 2011 target file was also good for real
time comparison as DR1A guys were tracking it precisely:) Congratulations for
good score to DR1A despite unfavorable propagation. I am sure we are going to
have a very exciting battle in CW part again!

My special thanks goes to:

- Tonu, ES2DW, for feeding again the huge crowd of crazy contesters.
- Oleg, YL3DW, who spent most of the contest repairing failed equipment on the
fly and kept us going. There is nothing he can't fix!
- Valeri, ES5QA, for making each kind of cables, adapters etc continuously for
2-3 days before the contest.
- Rein, ES5RW, who boldly volunteered to climb nearly to the top of the 70
meter big tower late Friday before the contest to fix broken 80m antenna and
while doing it increasing his personal climbing height record from 20 meters to
50 meters.
- Ranko, 4O3A, for having provided us full sets of HP band pass filters and
triplexers. Wihtout those MM operation would have been impossible. And again
filters/triplexers performed flawlessly triplexers calmly handling the 3 RUN
stations transmitting at the same time for 48 hours.
- Toivo, ES2RR, for providing the bottle of Dom Perignon to celebrate 40
million:)

CU in CW! May the 27 day cycle work again!!

73
Tonno
ES5TV

Stats:

ES9C
By band - All modes
QSOs (without dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |Total|
------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 166 | 146 | 180 | 169 | 32 | | 693 |
| 01 | 97 | 103 | 172 | 219 | 91 | | 682 |
| 02 | 68 | 126 | 147 | 135 | 12 | | 488 |
| 03 | 40 | 88 | 98 | 148 | 39 | | 413 |
| 04 | 66 | 121 | 101 | 93 | 180 | 107 | 668 |
| 05 | 36 | 51 | 110 | 137 | 152 | 134 | 620 |
| 06 | 4 | 12 | 125 | 209 | 193 | 149 | 692 |
| 07 | | | 49 | 181 | 159 | 168 | 557 |
| 08 | | 26 | 43 | 148 | 189 | 115 | 521 |
| 09 | | | 40 | 106 | 138 | 106 | 390 |
| 10 | | | 26 | 168 | 144 | 113 | 451 |
| 11 | | | 16 | 156 | 169 | 98 | 439 |
| 12 | | 1 | 43 | 211 | 188 | 131 | 574 |
| 13 | 10 | 6 | 64 | 205 | 187 | 201 | 673 |
| 14 | 8 | 18 | 86 | 161 | 216 | 171 | 660 |
| 15 | 19 | 23 | 81 | 134 | 229 | 200 | 686 |
| 16 | 20 | 48 | 118 | 139 | 214 | 132 | 671 |
| 17 | 41 | 50 | 101 | 179 | 161 | 65 | 597 |
| 18 | 36 | 43 | 73 | 150 | 137 | 11 | 450 |
| 19 | 53 | 54 | 90 | 62 | 6 | | 265 |
| 20 | 27 | 70 | 137 | 56 | 6 | | 296 |
| 21 | 36 | 60 | 91 | 21 | | | 208 |
| 22 | 53 | 64 | 64 | 20 | | | 201 |
| 23 | 34 | 60 | 78 | 9 | 3 | 1 | 185 |
| 00 | 31 | 29 | 59 | 27 | | | 146 |
| 01 | 34 | 27 | 57 | 46 | | | 164 |
| 02 | 44 | 82 | 78 | 32 | | | 236 |
| 03 | 25 | 40 | 93 | 37 | 8 | 1 | 204 |
| 04 | 12 | 22 | 32 | 23 | 131 | 52 | 272 |
| 05 | 13 | 31 | 111 | 60 | 128 | 99 | 442 |
| 06 | 8 | 18 | 64 | 99 | 130 | 76 | 395 |
| 07 | | 3 | 57 | 96 | 151 | 75 | 382 |
| 08 | | | 41 | 126 | 168 | 82 | 417 |
| 09 | | | 23 | 116 | 185 | 111 | 435 |
| 10 | | | 17 | 106 | 130 | 88 | 341 |
| 11 | | | 14 | 87 | 91 | 99 | 291 |
| 12 | | 1 | 11 | 105 | 130 | 83 | 330 |
| 13 | | 3 | 54 | 156 | 163 | 135 | 511 |
| 14 | 4 | 9 | 51 | 121 | 147 | 175 | 507 |
| 15 | 12 | 23 | 47 | 108 | 117 | 126 | 433 |
| 16 | 20 | 42 | 33 | 98 | 145 | 34 | 372 |
| 17 | 31 | 47 | 53 | 102 | 122 | 2 | 357 |
| 18 | 32 | 49 | 40 | 88 | 103 | 1 | 313 |
| 19 | 24 | 70 | 56 | 19 | 2 | | 171 |
| 20 | 35 | 56 | 62 | 7 | 1 | | 161 |
| 21 | 42 | 55 | 79 | 4 | 2 | 7 | 189 |
| 22 | 26 | 57 | 32 | 21 | 35 | 47 | 218 |
| 23 | 28 | 32 | 24 | 50 | 28 | 2 | 164 |
------------------------------------------------
| |1235 |1866 |3321 |4950 |4962 |3197 |19531|

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ES9C - Continents
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
--------------------------------------------------------------
| 160 | 85.9% | 9.2% | 0.2% | 0.9% | 3.7% | 0.1% |
| 80 | 83.5% | 10.1% | 0.6% | 0.7% | 4.8% | 0.4% |
| 40 | 61.3% | 24.7% | 1.4% | 0.6% | 10.5% | 1.6% |
| 20 | 45.5% | 39.5% | 1.9% | 0.6% | 9.6% | 2.9% |
| 15 | 32.5% | 39.6% | 1.9% | 0.9% | 23.1% | 2.1% |
| 10 | 27.4% | 40.2% | 3.5% | 1.4% | 24.9% | 2.6% |
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Worked zones

| 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
01 | | | 6 | 17 | 6 | 5 | 34
02 | | 2 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 12
03 | | | 100 | 434 | 318 | 96 | 948
04 | 15 | 27 | 261 | 698 | 780 | 556 | 2337
05 | 92 | 146 | 435 | 747 | 801 | 572 | 2793
06 | | | 3 | 7 | 9 | 10 | 29
07 | | 2 | 5 | 6 | 8 | 9 | 30
08 | 5 | 13 | 20 | 36 | 31 | 40 | 145
09 | 2 | 4 | 13 | 16 | 21 | 11 | 67
10 | | | 2 | 4 | 2 | 2 | 10
11 | | 6 | 23 | 39 | 42 | 52 | 162
12 | | | 2 | 13 | 7 | 9 | 31
13 | 1 | 1 | 6 | 23 | 22 | 37 | 90
14 | 466 | 728 | 970 | 1144 | 820 | 411 | 4539
15 | 342 | 522 | 650 | 712 | 564 | 315 | 3105
16 | 218 | 247 | 318 | 277 | 161 | 122 | 1343
17 | 16 | 27 | 58 | 70 | 57 | 65 | 293
18 | 9 | 7 | 44 | 40 | 45 | 53 | 198
19 | 1 | 1 | 5 | 11 | 12 | 12 | 42
20 | 46 | 67 | 101 | 132 | 92 | 59 | 497
21 | 6 | 9 | 12 | 17 | 19 | 15 | 78
22 | | | 5 | 8 | 10 | 8 | 31
23 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 8 | 7 | 24
24 | | 3 | 15 | 49 | 83 | 54 | 204
25 | | 28 | 182 | 244 | 875 | 520 | 1849
26 | | | 2 | 11 | 12 | 19 | 44
27 | 1 | 3 | 9 | 13 | 15 | 8 | 49
28 | | 2 | 27 | 29 | 24 | 8 | 90
29 | | | 1 | 6 | 2 | 7 | 16
30 | | 1 | 12 | 72 | 34 | 33 | 152
31 | | | 2 | 8 | 6 | 10 | 26
32 | | 1 | 5 | 20 | 25 | 19 | 70
33 | 9 | 11 | 11 | 19 | 23 | 14 | 87
34 | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 6
35 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 9
36 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 9
37 | 1 | | 2 | 2 | 6 | 4 | 15
38 | | | 4 | 3 | 10 | 16 | 33
39 | | | | 1 | 1 | 3 | 5
40 | 2 | 4 | 4 | 9 | 5 | 6 | 30
======================================================
| 1235 | 1866 | 3323 | 4948 | 4963 | 3197 | 19532

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Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=============================================================
1A | EU | | | | | | |
1S | AS | | | | | | |
3A | EU | | | | | | |
3B6 | AF | | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
3B9 | AF | | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/c | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | | | | |
3V | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
3W | AS | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4
3X | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | | |
4J | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 9
4L | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
4O | EU | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 10
4S | AS | | | | | | |
4U1I | EU | | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | | |
4W | OC | | | | | | |
4X | AS | 3 | 3 | 5 | 4 | 7 | 6 | 28
5A | AF | | | | | | |
5B | AS | 3 | 4 | 5 | 5 | 4 | 5 | 26
5H | AF | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
5N | AF | | | | | | |
5R | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
5T | AF | | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
5X | AF | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
5Z | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
6W | AF | | | | | | |
6Y | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
7O | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
7P | AF | | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | | |
7X | AF | | | | 2 | | | 2
8P | NA | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 2 | 9
8Q | AS | | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | | | |
9A | EU | 16 | 22 | 32 | 38 | 25 | 12 | 145
9G | AF | | | | | | |
9H | EU | | | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 5
9J | AF | | | | | | |
9K | AS | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 8
9L | AF | | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | | | 1 | 3 | 1 | 3 | 8
9M6 | OC | | | 1 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 10
9N | AS | | | | | | |
9Q | AF | | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 6
9X | AF | | | | | | |
9Y | SA | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
A2 | AF | | | | | | |
A3 | OC | | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | | | | 1 | | 1
A5 | AS | | | | | | |
A6 | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 5 | 17
A7 | AS | 3 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 12
A9 | AS | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
AP | AS | | | | | | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | | |
BV | AS | | | 3 | 3 | 5 | 4 | 15
BV9P | AS | | | | | | |
BY | AS | 1 | 6 | 14 | 49 | 78 | 50 | 198
C2 | OC | | | | | | |
C3 | EU | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
C5 | AF | | | | | | |
C6 | NA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 5
C9 | AF | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
CE | SA | | | 2 | 13 | 7 | 9 | 31
CE0X | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
CM | NA | 1 | 1 | 4 | 2 | 4 | 3 | 15
CN | AF | 3 | 3 | 4 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 18
CP | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
CT | EU | 5 | 6 | 13 | 15 | 15 | 20 | 74
CT3 | AF | 2 | 2 | 2 | 4 | 6 | 3 | 19
CU | EU | 1 | 3 | 2 | 4 | 1 | 2 | 13
CX | SA | | | 1 | 3 | 7 | 8 | 19
CY0 | NA | | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
D4 | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
D6 | AF | | | | | | |
DL | EU | 236 | 307 | 345 | 407 | 273 | 73 | 1641
DU | OC | | | 3 | 6 | 9 | 2 | 20
E3 | AF | | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | 2 | | | 2
E6 | OC | | | | | | |
E7 | EU | 7 | 6 | 10 | 10 | 8 | 2 | 43
EA | EU | 17 | 46 | 57 | 101 | 91 | 133 | 445
EA6 | EU | 1 | 1 | 3 | 6 | 2 | 5 | 18
EA8 | AF | 2 | 2 | 2 | 8 | 11 | 7 | 32
EA9 | AF | | 1 | | 2 | 2 | 2 | 7
EI | EU | 7 | 14 | 21 | 14 | 14 | 17 | 87
EK | AS | | 2 | 1 | 2 | | 1 | 6
EL | AF | | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | | |
ER | EU | 2 | 5 | 3 | 3 | 2 | | 15
ES | EU | 7 | 7 | 11 | 6 | 5 | 11 | 47
ET | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
EU | EU | 13 | 18 | 24 | 18 | 6 | 3 | 82
EX | AS | | | | 4 | 2 | 1 | 7
EY | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 8
EZ | AS | | | | | | |
F | EU | 21 | 52 | 74 | 90 | 75 | 63 | 375
FG | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
FH | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
FJ | NA | | | | | | |
FK | OC | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
FK/c | OC | | | | | | |
FM | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 9
FO | OC | | | | | | 1 | 1
FO/a | OC | | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | | | |
FR | AF | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
FS | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
FT/g | AF | | | | | | |
FT/j | AF | | | | | | |
FT/t | AF | | | | | | |
FT/w | AF | | | | | | |
FT/x | AF | | | | | | |
FT/z | AF | | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | | |
FY | SA | | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 5
G | EU | 48 | 79 | 154 | 162 | 119 | 33 | 595
GD | EU | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 15
GI | EU | 1 | 5 | 5 | 11 | 5 | 4 | 31
GJ | EU | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 6
GM | EU | 10 | 11 | 30 | 37 | 15 | 4 | 107
GM/s | EU | 2 | 5 | 3 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 14
GU | EU | | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 3
GW | EU | 3 | 2 | 14 | 7 | 14 | 3 | 43
H4 | OC | | | 1 | | | | 1
H40 | OC | | | | | | |
HA | EU | 15 | 24 | 22 | 27 | 22 | 7 | 117
HB | EU | 8 | 19 | 30 | 31 | 38 | 5 | 131
HB0 | EU | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 8
HC | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5
HC8 | SA | | | | | | |
HH | NA | | | | | | |
HI | NA | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 6
HK | SA | 1 | 1 | 3 | 6 | 7 | 4 | 22
HK0/a | NA | | | | | | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | | |
HL | AS | | | 12 | 11 | 33 | 12 | 68
HP | NA | | | | | 1 | 2 | 3
HR | NA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
HS | AS | | | 1 | 9 | 9 | 20 | 39
HV | EU | | | | | | |
HZ | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 13
I | EU | 44 | 87 | 194 | 253 | 244 | 94 | 916
IG9 | AF | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 9
IS | EU | 1 | 3 | 3 | 7 | 6 | 6 | 26
IT9 | EU | 6 | 9 | 23 | 17 | 23 | 25 | 103
J2 | AF | | | | | | |
J3 | NA | | | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 4
J5 | AF | | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
J7 | NA | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
J8 | NA | | | | | | |
JA | AS | | 29 | 174 | 240 | 882 | 524 | 1849
JD/m | OC | | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | | |
JT | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 4 | 2 | 8
JW | EU | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
JW/b | EU | | | | | | 1 | 1
JX | EU | | | | | | |
JY | AS | | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 3
K | NA | 101 | 152 | 755 | 1780 | 1830 | 1151 | 5769
KG4 | NA | | | | | | |
KH0 | OC | | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 11
KH1 | OC | | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | 1 | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 3 | 17
KH3 | OC | | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | | 2 | 8 | 6 | 11 | 27
KH7K | OC | | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | | | |
KH8/s | OC | | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | | |
KL | NA | | | 5 | 18 | 6 | 2 | 31
KP1 | NA | | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | 1 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 16
KP4 | NA | 1 | 4 | 5 | 12 | 8 | 13 | 43
KP5 | NA | | | | | | |
LA | EU | 23 | 34 | 35 | 32 | 14 | 8 | 146
LU | SA | 1 | 1 | 5 | 19 | 16 | 30 | 72
LX | EU | 1 | 4 | 6 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 17
LY | EU | 21 | 25 | 25 | 18 | 12 | 15 | 116
LZ | EU | 7 | 7 | 22 | 24 | 16 | 8 | 84
OA | SA | | | 1 | 2 | | 1 | 4
OD | AS | | | | 2 | 2 | 3 | 7
OE | EU | 11 | 13 | 25 | 30 | 20 | 8 | 107
OH | EU | 41 | 80 | 63 | 37 | 37 | 50 | 308
OH0 | EU | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 15
OJ0 | EU | | | | | | |
OK | EU | 40 | 54 | 49 | 60 | 29 | 12 | 244
OM | EU | 20 | 36 | 28 | 32 | 12 | 3 | 131
ON | EU | 10 | 28 | 37 | 70 | 42 | 8 | 195
OX | NA | | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | | 6
OY | EU | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
OZ | EU | 20 | 23 | 32 | 36 | 11 | 6 | 128
P2 | OC | | | | | | |
P4 | SA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 8
P5 | AS | | | | | | |
PA | EU | 32 | 48 | 84 | 105 | 76 | 5 | 350
PJ2 | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
PJ4 | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 7
PJ5 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
PJ7 | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
PY | SA | | 6 | 23 | 38 | 43 | 51 | 161
PY0F | SA | | | 1 | | | | 1
PY0S | SA | | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
R1FJ | EU | | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | | |
S2 | AS | | | | | | |
S5 | EU | 24 | 27 | 38 | 40 | 33 | 12 | 174
S7 | AF | | | | | | |
S9 | AF | | | | | | |
SM | EU | 29 | 51 | 45 | 37 | 24 | 18 | 204
SP | EU | 73 | 101 | 108 | 105 | 45 | 40 | 472
ST | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
SU | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
SV | EU | 10 | 13 | 14 | 24 | 10 | 18 | 89
SV/a | EU | | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 8
SV9 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 8
T2 | OC | | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | | |
T7 | EU | | | | | | |
T8 | OC | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
TA | AS | 2 | 3 | 8 | 8 | 9 | 12 | 42
TA1 | EU | 1 | 2 | 6 | 1 | 2 | | 12
TF | EU | 2 | 3 | 2 | 6 | 3 | 4 | 20
TG | NA | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
TI | NA | | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 12
TI9 | NA | | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
TK | EU | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 8
TL | AF | | | | | | |
TN | AF | | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
TT | AF | | | | | | |
TU | AF | | | | | | |
TY | AF | | | | | | |
TZ | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
UA | EU | 125 | 142 | 204 | 178 | 104 | 79 | 832
UA2 | EU | 3 | 3 | 2 | 4 | 1 | 1 | 14
UA9 | AS | 28 | 31 | 100 | 101 | 94 | 120 | 474
UK | AS | | | | | 2 | 1 | 3
UN | AS | 2 | 6 | 13 | 15 | 12 | 15 | 63
UR | EU | 80 | 88 | 97 | 92 | 57 | 35 | 449
V2 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
V3 | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
V4 | NA | | | | 1 | | 1 | 2
V5 | AF | | | 2 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 8
V6 | OC | | | | | | |
V7 | OC | | | | | | |
V8 | OC | | | | | | |
VE | NA | 10 | 23 | 57 | 174 | 145 | 98 | 507
VK | OC | | 1 | 13 | 81 | 36 | 42 | 173
VK0H | AF | | | | | | |
VK0M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9C | OC | | | | | | |
VK9L | OC | | | | | | |
VK9M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9N | OC | | | | | | |
VK9W | OC | | | | | | |
VK9X | OC | | | | | | |
VP2E | NA | | | | | | 1 | 1
VP2M | NA | | 1 | | | 1 | 1 | 3
VP2V | NA | | | | | | |
VP5 | NA | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 10
VP6 | OC | | | | | | |
VP6/d | OC | | | | | | |
VP8 | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/g | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
VP8/o | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 10
VQ9 | AF | | | | | | |
VR | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 7 | 3 | 12
VU | AS | | | 5 | 8 | 10 | 8 | 31
VU4 | AS | | | | | | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | | |
XE | NA | | | 3 | 7 | 8 | 10 | 28
XF4 | NA | | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | | |
XU | AS | | | | | | |
XW | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
XX9 | AS | | | | 2 | 1 | 2 | 5
XZ | AS | | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | | 2 | 2 | | 4
YB | OC | | 3 | 23 | 23 | 18 | 2 | 69
YI | AS | | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | | |
YL | EU | 9 | 13 | 13 | 10 | 11 | 8 | 64
YN | NA | | | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 7
YO | EU | 21 | 33 | 42 | 66 | 41 | 4 | 207
YS | NA | | | | | | |
YU | EU | 4 | 13 | 27 | 33 | 30 | 3 | 110
YV | SA | | | 6 | 4 | 8 | 3 | 21
YV0 | NA | | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | | |
Z3 | EU | 1 | 2 | 4 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 12
Z6 | EU | | | | 2 | 1 | 1 | 4
Z8 | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
ZA | EU | | | | | | |
ZB | EU | | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | | | |
ZD7 | AF | | | | | | |
ZD8 | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
ZD9 | AF | | | | | | |
ZF | NA | | | | | | 1 | 1
ZK3 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | 1 | 4 | 17 | 23 | 17 | 62
ZL7 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | | | 2 | | 3 | 5
ZS | AF | | | 2 | 1 | 8 | 13 | 24
ZS8 | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
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WA9IVH   SOAB HP   159,4682013-10-28 15:47:44
Fantastic band conditions all weekend. This was really fun.

Wish I had more time to participate, but life got in the way a bit, as happens
sometimes.

73, Mark WA9IVH
 
EA4KR(@EB2AM)   SOSB/15 HP   1,117,0502013-10-28 15:49:07
Tnx for the QSO.

See you CW leg MS QRP.

73 de Julio EA4KR
 
EI7M   M/S HP   21,000,0002013-10-28 15:49:12
What a blast !

In previous years, our build up to CQWW was long and busy. Last year,
preparation started in March and finished about 2 hours before cqww2012 :-)
This year we had no major work to do and which was very strange for us - we
turned up on Friday night hoping everything would be okay but not sure what to
expect.

Our core team is very established now and we know each other very well. This is
a big factor in our improved results over recent years as we need to squeeze
maximum results from our relatively modest station.
This year we were joined by Paul M1DSE (thanks Paul)

We began this contest on 40m and wow .... It was apparent from the start that
this would be a special contest!
1200 qsos on 40m before moving to 15m when that opened for us with a string of
JA in the morning.
We moved up to 10m as soon as we could and the pileup never seemed to stop.
Although indications were good beforehand that 10m would play we did not expect
the band to be this good.

For certain the first 24 hours of this contest were our best ever. We were
tracking our previous best and beat it hour after hour.

As contesters in this part of EU will know, there was a big storm brewing which
was due for Sunday AM in these parts. We had been tracking this all week and
predications for 50-60mph gusts in Cork meant that we needed to take
precautions.
We had to wind down our towers to a more durable height and unfortunately this
especially impacted on our 40m performance
We were unable to repeat the low band performance on the first night spending
more time jumping between bands.

The remainder of the contest was great but of course it is always difficult
majntaon the rates of day1. Conditions did not seem to be quite as good.

The team were delighted to record a new high score for EI7M. We have to work
really hard to gets mults from this side of Europe and need extra effort from
our operators to maintain high qso rates in order to achieve this.

So that was cqww for 2013 - it seems hard to wait 12 months for cqww2014 and
nothing quite matches cqww ssb (IMHO)


Regards from all at EI7M

John

john at airwave dot ie
We will update ei7m.blogspot.com soon
 
DL1HCM   SOAB(A) HP   31,3602013-10-28 15:49:36
first walk in ssb ...
 
PY2SBY(ELVIS)   SOAB LP   121,1862013-10-28 16:02:23
Dear all.

I have a dificulty to work in that contest with my simple conditions and be
crazy then listen Strong stations that no copy in any time.
Can hear a lot station in 10meters around 80 countries that never hear me but
hope change my conditions to the next year.
Always is a pleasure to work in that wonderfull contest.

73 for all and until wpx ssb.

equipament:

Radio IC7600 running 70watts.
antena full wave loop to 20 meters and a AH4 to tune to the other band.


Tks for all 73.
 
WI9WI   SOAB Classic HP   193,8462013-10-28 16:18:32
A few hours here and there while doing projects at the cabin. Mostly just
spinning the dial and working whatever popped out of the headphones. No
internet there. Wish there was, lots of DX to be worked.

Jim
 
W7QN   SOAB LP   83,7002013-10-28 16:20:53
This is probably the last time I will hear 10 meters so good before it
disappears going down. All antennas are mobile whips.

Joe W7QN
 
K4WI   SOSB/10 LP   472,4102013-10-28 16:34:53
wow, wow, and WOW! ten was hot, hot and HOT! Started out Friday evening with a
horrendous noise so I thought this week end was going to be a bust but it was
gone by the next morning. It has been a long time since I have had so much fun
on 10, it snapped open to Europe about 6:30 AM and I was able to find a spot up
high in the band and run for 3 hours before I lost the frequency. The rate meter
hit 250 several times. But basically it was mostly S+P, i would start at 28.300
and go all the way up to 29.150 and work anything that would come back to me. I
missed 5 zones: 23,26,34,37, and 39. 37 and 39 I just could not break the pileup
so missed a double mult there. I took a picture of my DMU band scope and it
shows 28.0 to 29.0 , it was wall to wall! I think that I did real well, can't
help but think what it would have been like with the stack and hi power. I
missed another 10 countries at least, just could not get thru... only reason I
got VE2 in zone 2 was he went by the numbers and I snuck a "whiskey
india" in when he called for 4's! This was a great contest! lol, 73's Cort
 
W8KTQ   SOAB Classic LP   1,048,5402013-10-28 16:36:24
What a fun time! Haven't heard 10M that hot in years!! Gonna' miss the next CQWW
due to a cruise but I'll be back for most of the rest of them. Thanks to all.

Rig: Elecraft K3
Antennas: KT-34M2 4-el. tribander @ 50'; 12-element, 20M homebrew phased
vertical fixed on SA; 40M vertical (120 radials); upgraded G5RV; 160M & 80
Inv. L's.
 
N4FY   SOAB HP   171,6332013-10-28 16:48:07
Rig:
- Tec Tec Orion 565
- Ameritron AL-82
- Mosley TA-63 @ 40 Ft.
- DX Engineering 43 Ft. vertical
- N1MM Logger

Great conditions on all bands except for some local line noise in the
afternoons. Wish I could have put in more time. The N1MM logger was a great
help. Ran the entire time on Win 7 without a single lock up.

Hopefully I can do better next year!
 
ND2T   SOSB(A)/10 HP   106,4302013-10-28 16:56:59
The band was fine. Could I make 10m DXCC in six hours? Answer: Yes! I'm going to
remember this one when the sun next goes into the tank.
 
N1GLT   SOAB(A) HP   873,9542013-10-28 16:57:25
Had a ball playing no stress , ten meters was super Red Sox got in the way this
week end but nothing blew up! GO SOX
 
KØGEO(@WØLSD)   M/S HP   3,063,5222013-10-28 17:00:26
Laid back operation, taking advantage of 10 meter conditions, best in many
years.
We normally get very few DX Qs on 80, but even 80 was good from our area.
Except for an hour on 40 Sunday AM, this was an entire S&P operation.
Thanks to all the Qs.
73 K0GEO and W0LSD
 
N8HM   SOAB Classic LP   7,4342013-10-28 17:13:53
Just making some QSOs while going about other weekend activities. 10m sounded
like 20m at times!

Rig - Yaesu FT-450D
Antenna - MFJ-1786 Magnetic Loop
 
VE3JM   SOAB HP   9,361,9682013-10-28 17:19:18
For the first time in a phone contest I pushed harder with using the second
radio and that made me work harder than usual. A good SO2R operator would
probably end up with at least 500 mults, but considering that I had 50 mults
more than last year - looks like a move in the right direction.

I got a cold on Friday and entered the contest tired. Hope that was the main
reason for being sloppy at times with pile-up handling.

Strong static throughout the second night on 160, 80 and 40. It seems that
Europeans could hear better on 160 Saturday evening, but the noise was not
helping me to work more countries. On Sunday while running on 20, a German
station told me that he was surprised that I couldn't hear him on 40.

I am looking forward to the CW test in four weeks. Thanks for all the fun.
 
CQ9T(CT3KN)   SOAB Classic HP   5,347,1792013-10-28 17:24:24
Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : CQ9T
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay : Classic
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 33
Locator : IM12JU
Operating time : 24h01

BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 282 14 42 2 828 2.94
40 62 14 36 1 177 2.85
20 445 15 47 0 1327 2.98
15 996 26 73 1 2983 2.99
10 2842 32 88 37 8502 2.99
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 4627 101 286 41 13817 2.99
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 5 347 179

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators : CT3KN
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AA1K   M/2 HP   6,126,2762013-10-28 17:37:08
AA1K Jon and N3TTT Adam teamed up for a father-son entry in Multi/2 -- first
time contesting for Adam since 2002 and a first in that category for this
station. Great conditions made for a fun weekend. Murphy struck a few times but
we pressed on.

Rigs: K3 (two) and TS950SDX. Alpha 89 and Alpha 91B. Multiple towers and
antennas (see www.aa1k.us).

Station was totally torn down in August to install new hardwood flooring in the
shack, and we were still wiring up the equipment a few minutes before the
contest. Discovered dead 20-meter high yagi on Thursday and made climb at
sundown to repair broken beta match wire. Did not discover dead 80-meter
inverted vee till after dark on Friday and lived without that band the first
night. Hooked up an old delta loop on Saturday so we could make some contacts
on 80.

A big THANKS to Jeanie AB1P who chose not to contest but supported us in a big
way with some great meals delivered to the shack.

Addition of second Alpha amp this year (thanks again to AB1P!) made for a lower
noise level and less heat in the shack and worked flawlessly all weekend. The
double-rack of glass-tube amps that were in service at AA1K since about 1984 --
and many years previous to that elsewhere in the Frankford Radio Club -- have
been retired to the electronics shed for refurbishing and reassignment.
 
N6ED   SOAB(A) HP   1,506,7072013-10-28 17:43:28
Part-time effort. Great to hear 10m HOT!! Also nice to run into alot of
friends all over the world. CU all in CW!
 
ED3O(EA3GXJ)   SOSB/40 LP   60,2822013-10-28 17:49:22
 
KVØQ   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,014,5522013-10-28 17:58:46
15 meters was as good as I have heard it for along time. It was so crowded on
15 meters it was tough to find a good run frequency. It seemed every time I
started running stations someone would move very close to my frequency and take
away my ability to hear the weaker stations.

Thank you to all the stations who worked me in the contest. This weekend was an
absolute "good time" and I hope the good conditions continue for the
CW portion of the CQ WW.

73s

Bill KV0Q
 
N9NC   SOAB(A) HP   4,281,4242013-10-28 17:59:09
Trial run with new antenna (a dipole at 70', replacing a wire Vee beam at 45').

I was pleasantly surprised that just +25' made such a positive difference.
The excellent band conditions no doubt also were a big factor.

It was great to work many familiar calls, and a boat load of new ones as well.

See you all in CQ CW!

73,

Tom



Station:

FT 1000 MP MkV, Alpha 87A, L-4B (80m only, low band padding Cs died in the
87a)

Antennas:

80 vertical 1/4 wave wire with ~25 radials
40 DP @ 70' w/balanced tuner
20 DP @ 70' "
15 DP @ 70' "
10 5 el homebrew OWA yagi @ 28'
 
K8GU   SOAB HP   10,0982013-10-28 18:18:05
Just got some antennas up at this QTH around 1830 UT on Sunday. Should be more
QRV for CW. Thanks for the QSOs.

73,

--Ethan, K8GU/3.
http://www.k8gu.com/
 
ZM2IO(ZL2IO)   SOSB/10 HP   289,5102013-10-28 18:38:26
Since we moved house only recently the weekend was planned to settle in and get
boxes unpacked, hang pictures and book shelves onto the wall and all the
thousand of little things that need to be done in a new house.

Off course I managed to put in a few hours of contesting mainly in the early
morning and late evening. Interruptions came also from 4 power cuts during the
weekend (very unusual here).

On Sunday we run out of water and I had to find out that the pipe from tanks to
the pump shed was leaking and one of the 25,000 l rain water tanks was empty.
Luckily the valve of the second one was accidentally closed. So we at least
still have water available. Lets hope for rain now!

10m was fading in and out here with heavy QSB at times. Some nice long path
Europe at our local mornings into UK/Ireland and of course South West Europe. I
was wondering where all the VK stations were. I worked 3 times more EI or EA8
stations than VK's. 20 different stations from OH was also impressive. Clearly
the Northpole path was favoured. Not a single station from
I/IT/TK/YU/9A/S5/LZ/YO/HA made it into the log but a lot of long path QSO's
into UK and Ireland.

Great pile ups into JA and North America.

This must have been a record breaking contest if I could run alread 1100 Q's in
the few hours I was operating.

73 Holger
 
LU7EC   SOSB/10 HP   307,4002013-10-28 18:38:36
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: LU7EC
CLUB: LU CONTEST GROUP
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 10M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TIME: 24-HOURS
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 307400
OPERATORS: LU7EC
NAME: MARIANO ELICHAGARAY
ADDRESS: 52 Nº 478
ADDRESS-CITY: COLON
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: BS AS
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 2720
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: ARGENTINA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V13.2.5
END-OF-LOG:
 
WG3J   M/M HP   3,206,1842013-10-28 18:40:18
CLUB: FRANKFORD RADIO CLUB
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: UNLIMITED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 3206184
OPERATORS: WG3J,NJ3I,N3IOD,W3UC,N3KRX,KB3YTL,N3ITE,
NAME: Eric Hudson
ADDRESS: 34608 Warren Rd.
ADDRESS-CITY: Pittsville
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: MD
 
VE6WZ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   349,9202013-10-28 18:42:34
FTdx-9000D, ACOM 2000a, 2-el HB Yagi at 30m.

I started this contest like most others with limited commitment and uncertainty
about what band I might choose (at ve6wz that choice is only 160, 80, or 40m).
160 and 80 seemed poor, so 40m it was.
I started out casual just doing S&P (point and shoot off the packet) and I
was surprised at my rate and multiplier count after about 4 hours, so at about
10 pm local, I decided I would give 40m a serious attempt and I decided to run.
I started running US until East EU sr, and then moved the beam to EU.
The band was in good shape, especially at EU SR, and I had some good EU run
rates. The best signals from most EU countries was well after their local SR.

I shut down at 2 am local after EU closed, and planned to get up for SR at
eastern USA. I started running USA until just at my local SR and then moved the
Yagi to Asia. Asia was OK, with some good JA runs, but far from the best I've
heard. Long path EU was very disappointing with only a few making it into the
log. Nothing from Z-22 or 23. Day two was similar, but the band map was full of
spots already worked, so I tried to run more.
It was a fun contest and I'm glad I decided to go for it.
I am really not a contester, but more of a dx-er at heart, so my commitment is
limited and I realize I have a LOT to learn about contesting. I found it
particularly difficult deciding when to run, and when to S&P. I also
struggle with where to point the Yagi. With the Yagi pointed at EU, while
trying to run, often my rates would get slow, and weak US would call off the
side of the beam. At SR, running Asia, US is off the back of the beam. I'm sure
I took years of life off my rotor! My 40m Yagi is interlaced with my 2-el 80m
Yagi, so it was a lot of work for that poor rotor!

Thanks to all who called, and all who copied me. I hope condx will be good for
CQWW CW, since my hope is to do an 80m assisted effort. I will look for you all
then!

(p.s. on Sunday morning I did notice the standing NA record for 40m_H assisted
is held by N2ZX with a score of 340,272. Although my claimed score is higher, I
am sure I will NOT displace Curtis since I usually lose 5-8% from my claimed
score...perhaps another time.)

73, de steve ve6wz
 
KD7MSC   SOAB HP   232,4072013-10-28 18:44:09
Limited effort but had a lot of fun.
See you in CW.
 
K9NW(@K9UWA)   SOAB(A) HP   3,786,2442013-10-28 18:49:35
How about that? We got teased with some very nice condx for a number of days
leading up to the contest....and then they stuck around for the weekend!

Missed the first 15 1/2 hours due to traveling all day Friday from a biz trip
to PJ4. (Got to hang out with the PJ4X team for an evening!) Got some decent
sleep and then hit the road Saturday morning.

Lots of ops having lots of fun making lots of QSOs with lots of places....great
stuff!!


73, Mike K9NW
 
K3IE   SOAB(A) HP   1,315,5162013-10-28 18:55:16
First chance to "kick the tires" on the new QTH. Part time effort due
to family obligations but had fun with the good band conditions.

Hope to have the beverages up by CW weekend and have a better low band effort.


Tnx for the Q's - Hunter K3IE
 
9Y4D   SOSB(A)/20 LP   1,797,8302013-10-28 19:01:46
Best propagation in many yearS in the first 24 hrs, band took a dump on the
second day.Could of done better on the Q's but the body is falling apart now,
see everyone next year if GOD spares LIFE..
 
VE7SAR(@VE7IO)   M/2 HP   1,137,1202013-10-28 19:17:17
We operated a contest training session at VE7IO and had 7 operators join in on
the training weekend.

What a great opportunity the bands provided for the operators in training
especially 10 meters, which was our best band.

Thanks to all the stations that provided us with points and multipliers it was
a great weekend.

Fred VE7IO
 
K9DR   SOAB(A) HP   170,3762013-10-28 19:23:54
Yes, 10 Meters reminded me of the late 1950s. Big difference...no heterodyne of
AM carriers like back then. Participation was unplanned as we were supposed to
be traveling this weekend. Trip cancelled at last minute, so got to do some
operating.
 
RF9C(@R9DX)   M/S HP   17,502,4802013-10-28 19:40:17
Thank you Mother Nature for propagation.
Thank you all for Qs.
 
K3ZJ   SOSB/10 HP   550,3232013-10-28 19:56:34
Finally got things working after many trips up the tower Friday afternoon and
Saturday. Started operating at 2130 Z Saturday afternoon. Had fun even though
missed the most productive first day. Unusually deep EU pileup Sunday morning
was like operating from the DX side of an expedition, thanks to all for the
calls.
 
W7SLS   SOAB(A) LP   2,4082013-10-28 20:01:17
Great conditions! Regrettably, other priorities limited time in chair. Also,
note to self -- ask Santa for a linear!
 
BY5CD   M/S HP   4,806,6122013-10-28 20:01:30
Find destroyed the main antenna before contest. Too short time to recover them,
espacially for low band. Also 1.75 OP for M/S is mostly like SOAB.

Nearly 30% of NA QSOs in the condiction of high SSN.
 
VE2IM(VE3DZ)   SOAB HP   13,998,7322013-10-28 20:07:05
My 15th year of travels to Zone 2...
 
NØMA   M/2 HP   3,952,1822013-10-28 20:08:47
Best effort ever for the Radio Farm contesters. Conditions were stupendous
resulting in maximum fun. A new 15m stack and lower loss feedlines helped to
improve our score. A blackout occurred on Sunday afternoon that lasted about
45 minutes. Thanks to everyone that answered our CQs.
 
KC9EOQ   SOAB Classic HP   19,2002013-10-28 20:14:37
I've never seen conditions like this before! Wow, the bands were hopping and
crowded. I only wish I had more time to spend on the air. This little pistol
almost got lost in the fray! I hope I filled this in correctly. 73'
 
K5ZD   SOAB Classic HP   4,932,1442013-10-28 20:17:52
This is my Classic score. I operated for another 3.5 hours to end up with a
traditional single op score of 3144/151/464 = 5,603,265.

What great conditions! I have never seen all bands to be so great at the same
time and for the full weekend.

I have some vacation days to use so took one on Friday to do some work on my
160m antenna. After listening to 10m in the morning, decided to work on the 10m
stack instead. SWR was funky so took the analyzer up the tower and did some
changes to the gamma match tuning on each antenna. Came back to shack after 2
hours of tower work and the SWR seemed worse than when I started. Argh!

During the day I kept debating on whether to do a semi serious Assisted effort
or try Classic. With business travel coming and my wife out most of both days,
decided I would go for the Classic.

I have been doing SO2R in contests since 1977. I often just use one rig in
smaller contests, but it has been a long time since I operated one of the
"majors" this way. 30 minutes before the contest started I made a
rough plan on the back of an envelope. Operate 2 hours, take a break, operate
2 more, then sleep until sunrise. Operate during the morning and then play it
by ear.

Decided I would operate in true classic fashion - completely unplugged. No
cluster, no online scoreboards, no propagation, no nothing. Just a boy and his
radio.

Contest started great. It was a blast chasing DX on all bands. Without the
second radio I was constantly pushing to run or scan. With conditions so good,
I never had to get into a mode where I was just pushing F1 waiting for
something to happen.

After about 3 hours, I was feeling burned out. The triple combination of a new
job at work, managing the CQWW, and working on WRTC2014 was almost too much. I
took an hour long nap at 0300z and woke up feeling much better. I chased DX on
the low bands for 2 hours and had to make myself stop since the rate was not
that high.

Woke up around 1000z (6am local) and worked my way up the bands chasing mults.
Hard to find a hole on 20m. Ended up CQing on 15m at 1115z. When the frequency
cratered, I did S&P up the band and then jumped to 10m. Wow! Wide open.
One thing you miss with not having the second rig is knowing what is going on
and being able to quickly jump between bands.

Found a hole at 28378 at 1200z and it was off to the races. SH5 shows the best
60 minutes was 236 QSOs! A personal best from the USA. That certainly got my
contest juices flowing and there were no more motivation problems all weekend.

Had a contractor come by to look at a project. That took 20 minutes, but
decided not to get back on until I had taken a full hour break. Operated 30
minutes and then had to run some errands.

The surprise of the weekend was to come back on at 1700z (1pm local) and find
10 meters still wide open. One CQ and the rate was incredible. Very quiet
frequency on 10 meters and all Western European stations. Jumped down to 15m
and did it all again.

By 2230z I realized that I had operated over 16 hours. This didn't leave much
time for the second day. Took a break for a nap and dinner. Got back on around
0130z for some low band multiplier chasing. Once again, had to make myself stop
at 0300z. Got to watch the end of the World Series game. During breaks I was
answering emails about CQWW rules questions.

With such great conditions, the low bands really took the hit from less
operating time.

Slept until 1030z. Sunrise is at 1110z. Chased some DX on the low bands and
then had some very nice runs on 15m and 10m. Rates were lower, but conditions
were great. Best DX was having Champ, XW0YJY, call in on 15m, then 10m, then
later on 20m! I have never worked so many HS stations in one weekend.

Took 2 hours off at 1530z to relax. Then back on for my final hour of
operation.

Conditions were so good that I just kept going. Mostly multiplier chasing and
DXing. Figured out that I had put the 10m coaxes back on the box incorrectly so
the low antenna was really the high antenna. Luckily I did most of my running
on all 3 antennas!

Never was able to get any kind of run going on 40 meters all weekend. Signals
were loud, but the mosh pit between 7125 and 7200 is only for the hard core.
Worked a few mults on 75m right at the end.

A few comments.

- Operating with only one radio was more fun than I expected. It was more
focused. Also more engaging because I was always thinking about whether to
stay or move. When I did tune, there was pressure to go fast and dig for
mults. Lots of decisions.

- Operating with only one radio is less tiring. Listening to two audio streams
of splatter is work. I just felt better and had more fun all weekend. The
downside is that I missed a lot of mults. Operating with one radio is like
viewing a football game through a straw. Difficult to fully take it in.

- Never heard zone 34. Where were the zone 19 and zone 32 stations? Only one
zone 19 and that was on 40 meters!! Only worked two zone 32 and both were on
10 meters.

- The 24 hour limit did take me off the air. This was a concern with creating a
limited time category and it will be interesting to see how it impacts activity
(if at all). With the great conditions, it may be difficult to draw any real
conclusions. Once I had passed the 24 hour mark, it was fun to be able to keep
going.

- The super power stations from Europe are hurting the contest. They are loud
and wide and aggressive. Power is asymmetrical. It helps the user and hurts
the others on the band. If none of the little guys can find a place, will they
keep operating contests?

- I told a number of stations they were splattering. Many of them were able to
reduce the splatter significantly just by turning down their drive. This
indicates that some stations are using splatter as an offensive weapon. Once
again, they are causing long term damage to the game that we all love.

Thanks to everyone that goes on the road to make CQWW the best contest of the
year. And thanks to all of those that get on the air and fill our logs with
contacts.

See you on CW!

Station

Elecraft K3 + Alpha 76CA

160m: 1/4-wave GP, shunt fed tower
80m: 4 square
40m: 2-el Yagi @ 110'
20m: 5-el/5-el @ 100'/50'
15m: 4-el/4-el @ 66'/33'
10m: 6-el/4-el/4-el @90'/60'/30'
South: TH7DXX @40'


All numbers below are for the full 27.5 hours of operation.

Continents

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

AF 3 10 6 14 19 13 65 2.1
EU 21 105 135 431 660 1100 2452 78.0
NA 18 32 35 41 59 51 236 7.5
SA 2 4 8 42 39 76 171 5.4
AS 0 1 12 51 94 36 194 6.2
OC 0 1 4 3 9 8 25 0.8

Rates


Hr 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm Off

00Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 95/70 --+-- --+-- 95/70 95/70
01Z - - 68/37 6/4 - - 74/41 169/111
02Z 7/11 31/24 13/5 5/2 - - 56/42 225/153
03Z - - 14/7 23/14 - - 37/21 262/174 25
04Z - - - - - - 0/0 262/174 60
05Z 7/7 50/23 - - - - 57/30 319/204
06Z 13/7 19/8 25/17 - - - 57/32 376/236
07Z 3/3 10/7 21/8 57/15 - - 91/33 467/269
08Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 467/269 60
09Z - - - - - - 0/0 467/269 60
10Z 1/0 4/2 8/6 58/5 - - 71/13 538/282
11Z - - - 4/1 111/46 21/19 136/66 674/348
12Z - - - - - 231/32 231/32 905/380
13Z - - - - - 194/11 194/11 1099/391
14Z - - - - - 38/0 38/0 1137/391
15Z - - - - - 63/7 63/7 1200/398 13
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1200/398 60
17Z - - - - - 169/18 169/18 1369/416
18Z - - - - 127/18 10/8 137/26 1506/442
19Z - - - - 185/19 - 185/19 1691/461
20Z - - - - 32/23 50/10 82/33 1773/494
21Z - - - - 73/13 15/5 88/18 1861/512
22Z - - - 33/3 - 17/2 50/5 1911/517 29
23Z - - - - - - 0/0 1911/517 60
00Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1911/517 60
01Z 8/7 14/3 - 2/1 - - 24/11 1935/528 26
02Z 1/0 14/3 21/3 33/7 - - 69/13 2004/541
03Z 4/1 - - - - - 4/1 2008/542 53
04Z - - - - - - 0/0 2008/542 60
05Z - - - - - - 0/0 2008/542 60
06Z - - - - - - 0/0 2008/542 60
07Z - - - - - - 0/0 2008/542 60
08Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 2008/542 60
09Z - - - - - - 0/0 2008/542 60
10Z - 1/2 15/8 8/0 - - 24/10 2032/552 39
11Z - - - 27/0 148/8 - 175/8 2207/560
12Z - - - - 64/5 83/3 147/8 2354/568
13Z - - - - - 154/6 154/6 2508/574
14Z - - - - - 172/5 172/5 2680/579
15Z - - - 2/0 17/1 32/2 51/3 2731/582 30
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 2731/582 60
17Z - - - 140/6 - - 140/6 2871/588 20
18Z - - - 25/0 23/0 30/6 78/6 2949/594
19Z - - - - 52/3 6/1 58/4 3007/598 20
20Z - - - - - - 0/0 3007/598 60
21Z - - - - 9/2 - 9/2 3016/600 55
22Z - - - 58/7 39/1 - 97/8 3113/608
23Z - 10/2 15/5 6/0 - - 31/7 3144/615

Tot: 44/36 153/74 200/96 582/135 880/139 1285/135


Worked on 6 bands: CN2AA D4C DF0HQ DR1A ES9C GM0B HK1NA PJ2T TI5W TM6M

Worked on 5 bands: 8P5A CN3A CR2X CR6K DL0CS ED1R EI7M G6PZ HA30S HG6N HG7T
IG9Y II9P KP3Z LY7A M4A OK7O OZ7X PI4M RU1A SK3W UA4M

Most worked countries:

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total
DL 3 16 15 53 127 166 380
EA 7 10 35 42 46 140
F 2 4 10 13 31 58 118
G 2 8 3 16 41 80 150
I 3 9 41 39 68 160
PA 7 3 14 32 67 123
SP 1 6 7 14 41 54 123
UA 5 14 37 47 135 238
UR 1 3 5 29 18 58 114
 
K1TH   SOAB(A) HP   578,9662013-10-28 20:26:31
An eight hour effort in between a whole bunch of weekend projects. Having so
many bands open all at once didn't do anything to quell the QRM on 20 and 15.
No complaints! Conditions were great!
 
N4KG   SOAB(A) HP   1,753,3422013-10-28 20:43:29
Old age (or something) is slowing me down. I felt tired going into the contest
and only operated 3 hours Friday night on 15 and 20 Meters before shutting
down.

As expected, the High Bands were HOT in the morning. By Saturday evening I
decided to pick up some multipliers on the low bands before quitting at
midnight. I find that 'stretch' breaks are now a necessity and not just a
luxury. So it goes.

This was my second 'learning curve' with N1MM. Of course the Band Map and
multiplier color code are the Big Features. I miss all the statistics and
ability to print out Dupe Sheets (used for QSL tracking/verifying), Multiplier
sheet, Rate Sheet, and QSOs/country/band that was provided by the NA logging
program from K8CC.

N4KG Station - Icom 756PRO III plus B&W Amp at 900W output.
80M Sloper to NE plus Wire Vertical
40M used 80M Sloper w/ladderline feed plus Corner Fed Delta Loop to fill in
20/15/10 TH7 at 40 ft (rotor indicator no longer works) plus D3W Dipole JA/SA

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
KJ4RAQ   SOAB(A) HP   475,5242013-10-28 20:53:48
Great band conditions. I enjoyed the contest this weekend.

Station:
Radio: Elecraft K3
Amplifier: Collins 30L-1
Antennas: All wire antennas suspended from trees.
NE/SW orientation
10 Meter dipole at 48 feet
20 Meter 4 element Bruce Array, works 15 meter
40 Meter half square
NW/SE orientation
Fan dipole, 20/17/15/10 Meters at 45 feet
40 Meter half square
the half square antennas will tune to 80 meters, horizontal height 40 feet
 
KØTT   SOAB LP   1,987,1882013-10-28 21:06:41
I have only dabbled in the CQWW DX contests in the past. However, the conditions
were so good this weekend that I decided I would give a full effort. I might not
experience conditions this good for an entire weekend from MN again in my
lifetime.
Running LP was an exercise in PATIENCE. In general, I was able to make a QSO
only if nobody else was calling. 99% of my contacts were S&P. Tried calling
CQ a few times, but only got a few takers. As good as conditions were, they
appeared to be at least 10dB better to other parts of the US most of the time.
Exceptions were 10m early morning to EU/AS and the usual N-S path on 10m to SA
in the afternoon. There was a significant noise burst on 10m Sunday afternoon,
but fortunately it passed quickly with no blackout. 80 and 160 conditions were
poor. 80 was better the 2nd evening. At least I was able to work a few
Caribbean and AF on day 2.
Highlights included stumbling upon 7O2A on 10m (I thought it was SO2A at
first), and easily working B9/BY9GA on 20m using my meager dipole element at
80'.
Still plenty of wideband splatter transmitters on the air this year and
stations calling CQ on the band edges (technically outside of the band). It
will be interesting to see if the contest committee actually assesses any
penalties based on the new rules.
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOAB Classic QRP   224,3522013-10-28 21:11:51
Station: Rig: Elecraft K-2, 5 Watts.

Antennas:

3 el Stepp-IR up 32 feet: 10-15-20 Meters.
Butternut HF-2V Vertical for 40-80 Meters.
DX-LB trap dipole up 30 feet for 40-160 Meters.
-----------------------------------------------

Fantastic conditions! 10 Meters was packed, and I worked several stations over
29.000 MHz! I even tried CQing once and had 4 stations come back to me over
8-10 minutes. But I was able to do better by S & P.

This weekend I was asked to "Elmer" others in the contest. In
addition, we had unexpected guests from out of town. So I was only able to
operate from my home station for a total of 15.2 hours. ...Then I discovered
the "Classic" overlay category!! It fit me perfect, so that worked
well!

I did not have any special or outstanding QSOs, only lots of them. Even with my
5 watts, stations often came back on the first call. The most interesting QSO
was with MZ8A on the European Shetland Island. That was a nice addition to my
DX Marathon totals.

My DXCC was 84 and my WAZ was 28. I will never know if I could have reached
DXCC of 100 with a full effort! 34% of my Qs were in Europe and 18% were with
JA.

Great contest, great conditions! See you in the CQWWDX CW!

73, Bill W8QZA / W6QU
 
UR5FCM   SOSB(A)/10 LP   8,1402013-10-28 21:18:37
ANTENNA: Delta 40m, LW 42 meters
RX/TX: HomeMade
POWER: 30 Watt(s)
Hello all! During test I'm have broken my log DB and lost many time for
recovery my log and at 15z 26.10 is ok go to work.
Very difficault to work for me after long QRX on SSB mode
Because me is better CW tour ///
 
NM2O(@W2FU)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   383,0402013-10-28 21:19:14
Many thanks to Jeff for use of his station.

This was part of a major shake down of the W2FU station. I wanted to go
assisted and work mostly spots and listen to conditions in detail. It was very
interesting to hear what's going on.

These were the best conditions in more than 20 years!! As so many have noted,
the combination of higher flux and very low GEO made for great conditions.

It was interesting to hear Asian stations coming in all times of day and night.
With more Asian activity, it's interesting to see when the bands are open. It's
a lot more than we ever imagined.

Hope to work everyone from PJ2T on CW.

Ray
 
UT3XA   SOSB(A)/20 LP   52,0152013-10-28 21:50:12
Icom 7000 100W 2el Delta Loop fixed West, 1el Delta Loop Vertical omnidirectional
 
W7TVC(@K7CIE)   M/S HP   1,449,3962013-10-28 22:16:58
Well, that was nice. We join the chorus of voices singing the praises of 10
meters. Long may it hold up! This is the second time our group has had a
claimed score over a million. Let's hope it's still up there after the log
checkers do their worst.

Still a pretty tough contest from the left coast. Mostly S&P because it was
hard to get and hold a run frequency, and when we did it seemed like 50% of the
Q's were zero-pointers. Somehow I don't think there are that many people who
need their USA multiplier. But working all those EU stations on 10 meters more
than made up for it.

High point had to be working 7O2A.

Thanks to hosts Mike K7CIE and Emily Fuller and their dozen or so cats.

766 Pro III, PW-1 amp, Optibeam Yagi and Thunderbolt vertical for 80/40. Mult
station ran Pro III and 811H to an R8 vertical.

73 and thanks for all the Q's
The W7TVC team.
 
XE2B   SOSB/10 HP   775,5522013-10-28 23:03:01
 
LZ1MC   SOSB(A)/10 LP   24,1292013-10-28 23:10:41
73!
 
VP5T   M/2 HP   8,711,2992013-10-28 23:17:29
Heavy local thunderstorms limited our 160m and 80m work because signals were
weak and the noise level was very high with big static crashes. 40m is now
horrible with QRM. 40m was a great band for us for many years here before the
band allocations changed. Now, 40m is a disaster. This year we got disgusted
with 40m and went elsewhere. Sorry if you missed our mult on 40m. We missed
you, too. We spent most of our time on 15m and 10m. 15m, as usual, was our
best band here. The 10m station suffered from a damaged antenna, and the
amplifier failed for the last 8 hours of the contest. Band conditions on 15m
and 10m were superb.
 
RV9UP(@UA9UR)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,268,0602013-10-28 23:29:51
It looks like most of all Europian guys spent all the time at 21 and 28. Their
turning down to 14MHz was late for me. As well as Stateside did the same way.
Anyway, got enjoyed run NA pileups at proper time. Less with Europe.
 
N6TV   SOAB HP   654,4082013-10-28 23:44:48
Even though I don't enjoy operating Phone contests very much, the amazing
conditions were just too hard to resist. But watching the World Series
(championship baseball game) was also hard to resist, so I just operated when I
had the time.

Ant: 5 el 10, 5 el 15, 5 el 20, 3 el 40, 1 el 80
Twr: U.S. Tower HD589-MDPL 89' crank-up
Rig: Elecraft K3 (2)
Amp: Alpha 87A (2)
SO2R: microHAM MK2R+
Software: Win-Test 4.11.0
 
S53ZO(@S53M)   SOAB(A) HP   155,1762013-10-28 23:52:46
Only few hours at the end of the contest. Had the greatest one minute run, with
10 qso in 60 seconds.

73
Simon, S53ZO
 
9A6A(@9A1A)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,457,4002013-10-29 00:08:33
Nice competition. Big QRM on 20m.
Thanks to everyone who called me.
Not easy to win in Croatia...

73 Petar, 9A6A
 
OK1CDJ(@OL7M)   SOSB/160 HP   109,8222013-10-29 00:28:31
Another great contest. I beat the old OK record that was set in 2004.
I was suprised by great signal of NH2T on sunday at our sunset.
I would like to say big thanks to OK1HRA, OK1MU, OK2ZAW for their work on our
QTH.

TX: 40m vert, inv V
RX: 8x bev (N,USA1, USA2, SW, S, SE, E, JA) and K9AY for EU.


73 Ondra OK1CDJ
 
9A2EU(@9A7T)   SOAB(A) LP   1,934,0162013-10-29 01:09:57
Thanks God for 10 meters propagation. 28200-29200 thousands of stations were
packed like sardines. Only ten meters provided some good fun to us running low
power. To many stations running very big power and our frequency spectrum is
too narrow, except for ten meters. Conditions were great on other bands too,
but 100 Watts was not enough to break some very rude pileups on lower bands.
Lets hope for similar propagation in 4 weeks for CQ WW CW. CU in CW mode!
73 de Zlatko, 9A2EU
 
OH8L(OH8LQ)   SOAB(A) HP   6,363,6932013-10-29 01:12:07
www.oh8lq.com
 
OK5W(@OK1KSO)   M/S HP   13,883,3802013-10-29 01:22:42
Nice condx on high bands but our single 6 el. on 10m is very little to compete
with other big guns.
Stateside were quite strong on 80m but Caribbeans were weak and difficult to
work.
Missed zone 3 on 80, hrd loud K6NA S&Ping just few minutes after our run
:-(

Congrats to OM8A, OM7M and other TOP EU M/S crews.

73,
Zdeno OK2ZW
 
RM4I(@UA4HOX)   M/S HP   6,595,8722013-10-29 01:26:09
Setup station:

Run: ICOM-7600 + ACOM2000A
ICOM-746pro
Mult: ICOM-756pro3 + GU-81 (700W)

Ant: SteepIR 10-40M
A3S 10-20M
Delta 80M
Inv.V 160M


Best effort ever for the Radio Farm contesters. Thanks to everyone that
answered our CQ's !! CU in the CQWW CW !!!

73, UA4HTT Slava
 
EI4CF   SOSB(A)/10 LP   333,6902013-10-29 01:32:37
Best condx I've seen on 10m since I began contesting in 1970. Very hard to get a
spot to run, but I got lucky a few times! Using Icom 7800 here and a DB36
steppir at 25m. We had a gale on Sunday and I feared for the antenna, but all
survived. Thanks to all who called me.
 
D4C   M/M HP   63,838,4762013-10-29 01:35:53
We had an amazing weekend ! Propagation was not has previous days, and some
flare as disturbed the path. As the EU results shows, the band were really not
open, we had hours without takers, and high band were not really open, most os
Saturdy we spent the morning without JA's on 10m and slow EU pileup, unusual
from this QTH. Both nights we had background noise, even with 4 Beverage and 4
square RX Antennas. Even the didn't catch the All time Record, we had a fun
weekend, overall we got new friends, and together we have added a one more
friendship flag in our hobby.

Let's go to the CW Leg, hope condition could be better in these part of the
world. Thank's to every one called us, and for the trilling to have a possible
record in the our hands that fade out after few ours of slow rates !!!

Thank's tall the crew that from 8 different countries, joined us ....

73 de Fabio I4UFH / D4C SSB Team Leader
 
DK6XZ(E77XZ)   SOAB Classic HP   3,185,1172013-10-29 01:38:22
BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 59 6 30 2 60 1.02
80 97 11 40 0 118 1.22
40 562 25 72 5 1333 2.37
20 282 24 63 1 671 2.38
15 512 30 75 5 1335 2.61
10 1055 31 84 7 2970 2.82
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 2567 127 364 20 6487 2.53
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 3 185 117


Hello and thank you everybody!

A nice event: rainy weather, good condx and an excellent 10 m band. But ontop,
we need to congratulate to the contest committee for establishing
"Classic" overlay, quasy as a new category. "Classic" is
for sure a great added value for the contesting as being human and social. It
is healthy & fun. Furthermore it is requiring and keeps original operating
skills go on living (WRTC). Not only the elder operators will thank you, but
families, jobs, friends & co. Thanks "Classic" a new competition
arises which only slightly impacts the general matrix of contest happening. In
any way, a good decision by Randy & Co.

Due important yearly workshop of our Sport community I was able to join the
party firts on Saturday 12:30 z. I tryed then to do the best out of the rest.
Keeping things simple it was easy to setup station and go in. Facing steady
problem with local noise at direction USA was not taking away my fun in working
strong pileups. We all share the excitment about the exceptional propagation
conditions of the weekend.

Should I have made a real strategic plan, a better score would have been. But
nevertheless it was a great fun. The highlight was 241 QSO-hour at 18:00 z,
after coming down from 10 to 15 m. My all time very best. Last 10
min-rate-meter was often moving around 400 Q/h. That all while operating from
Germany, wow!

The low light was steady loss of the power amplifier that was switching off
without a known reason. Warming up for several minutes again and again was the
result. Also, that static noise while beaming USA was really annoying.

Sorrow for DJ5MW (DL) and D4C (WW) remaining without records despite superb
efforts. Ivan OE3K has made an impressive Classic score. In the meanwhile I see
a lots of others listed who also were doing extremely well. Sincere
Congratulations! Scores by UU7J & E70T impressed me too. I am also happy
with Tonno & the Crew - despite ES9C has broken the M/M EU-record of DR1A I
was 2011 partitipating in myself.

Congratulations to everyone who delivered a fair score!

73 Suad, DK6XZ
@ Daimler Sportgemeinschaft - SG Stern Rastatt
 
OMØM   M/M HP   708,0782013-10-29 02:05:19
This contest was dedicated to antenna testing.


Setup:

K3+ OM2500+ Microham
4el OB4-40 at new 46m high guyed tower.
4el home made full size OWA at 20m.


VY 73 DX
Bela OM8AW
 
LN8W(@LA8W)   M/S HP   7,266,1682013-10-29 02:07:47
Thanks for all the Qs, we had fun!

These stations were worked on all 6 bands!
HA30S ES9C 3V7A P3N HB9EE UP2L
P33W II9P DL0CS IG9Y D4C CQ3L

73 Bjorn LB1GB
The Whisky Team
www.la8w.com
 
LY7Z(LY2TA)   SOAB(A) LP   4,363,1362013-10-29 02:13:53
TS850S/AT, FT897
Inv L, dipoles, verticals, AD223V2 tribander

TNX QSO's

QSL via LOTW

73! Andy
 
F/E73CQ   SOSB(A)/15 QRP   5,7042013-10-29 02:14:47
just to participate a bit :)
 
VE7NSR(VA7DXC)   SOAB(A) HP   734,2722013-10-29 02:22:02
Lots of noise at this QTH made 80 thru 20, pretty unusable. 20m though did have
openings on the second night into zone 21 land which added to the mult score
nicely. 10m to Europe on Saturday morning was like shooting fish in barrel,
I've never worked so many so quickly.

Pretty much S&P all weekend with a focus on mults and dxcc but just fell a
few short on 10 & 15! I was expecting to do longer runs to JA & the USA
but they never materialised and I quickly became distracted by the juicy mults
on offer elsewhere.

All in all not too shabby for 300w in a very urban location.

73 Dave - VA7DXC
 
DD1MAT   SOSB(A)/40 HP   200,0702013-10-29 02:24:14
Yaesu FT1000 MarkV
Challenger III
Vertical 30ft

73
Niko DD1MAT
 
K3TN   SOAB Classic LP   185,6002013-10-29 02:41:06
Was only able to drop in a few times, which was a shame - we may not see
conditions like this for many, many years.
 
PX2W   M/S HP   10,316,9702013-10-29 02:43:43
Running: FT-2000 + Acom 1010 (600 Watts)
Mult: TS-850S + Hallicrafter HT-33B (Used few times - not on 10m)
Ant: 10m - 5 el. Yagi @ 14m
10/15/20 - TH7DX @ 21m
40m - 2 el. Yagi @ 18m
80m - Dipole
160m - No antenna

Thank you guys for all QSO's.

73/DX

PX2W Team.
 
VR2/IK7YTT   SOSB/15 HP   402,7242013-10-29 02:48:27
Unfortunately did not have the time to organize better and for the full
contest. Jut work few hours.
The propagation was great, band wide open.On Sunday morning long opening to Us.


Thanks to Vr2px,Vr2ydc and Iv3tan

Equipment:
RTX Ten tec Omni VII
Ant 3el Steppir @ 18mt
Pa Acom 1000
 
OK5D(OK1DTP)   SOSB/80 HP   228,7892013-10-29 02:56:37
3 slopers W/JA/S, INV VEE, 4 beverages. Good condx, no troubles with equipment.
I had a nice weekend. Thanks to all who called me. CUL in CW part.
73's David OK1DTP
 
DJ2QV(@DL1A)   SOAB Classic HP   2,763,0222013-10-29 03:04:43
Not enough operators for a serious Multi-OP entry at DL1A. So we decided to
share the station between myself and DK7AH and operate both in the new CLASSIC
category.
Nice runs to the U.S. especially on the highbands but also on 40m in split mode
on Sunday morning.

See you in the CW part - hopefully as M/2 from DL1A.

73 Maik DJ2QV
 
LA8OM(@LA1J)   SOAB Classic HP   236,9882013-10-29 03:16:12
Took advantage of good 10m conditions and picked operating hours solely with the
view to possibly hit some new US counties for my collection. Thus, I was pleased
to see that 90% of all contacts turned out to be with NA.

Tnx for QSOs and CU in the CW part - where 'real estate' is less of an issue
and operation less of an elbowing game...

73
Chris / LA8OM
 
NW2K(@W2FU)   SOSB/15 HP   743,9742013-10-29 03:24:57
Thanks to Jeff, W2FU for the use of his station, which is excellent in all
regards.
 
ON3DI   SOAB(A) LP   465,6082013-10-29 03:47:33
After a good CQ WW RTTY I hoped that this contest had some suprises for me. The
goal was 750 QSO's. Last year I ended with 676 QSO's.
The days before the contest showed me that the conditions were really good,
even on 10m, still the key for a good contest.

Normally I start a contest on 40m. I have a decent antenna for this band but
most of the time it is Always hard with 50w to start a contest on this band.
Because my dad (ON2WVD) made a dipole for 80m, I changed the plan and started
on 80m and how!! After 1 hour I had 60 QSO's, never did better! Beautifull
moment when VO1MP called me on 80m.
Then I went to 40m and it was a little bit struggling. Anyway I had a decent
run when K3LR spotted me (thank you!). I shows again the importance of a spot!

Normally when 80m and 40m is closing I go to the other bands, for me is this a
'hard' periode, antennas are not so good for the other bands.
I went soon to 10m and worked a lot of Russian stations, man they were loud! I
stayed the first day a little bit to long on this band, but yeah how many times
are the conditions so good?!
After that i went an hour to bed, the only hour I slept in the contest... Then
again running on 80m and 40m, again been spotted on 40m.
On saterday I mist the opening on 10m to Japan, this was a goal for sunday. A
lot of Japanese stations but I didn't managed to work one... No problem a lot
of other stations!
One of the moment of the contest was on 20m. I am still chasing my WAS, three
states are open for me. I heared KL7RA calling said my call and worked him. I
was so happy!!! I went back to 15m and worked late a lot of USA stations, they
al did a big effort, thanks!
On 40m it was hard to have a run, never found a clean spot to call CQ, so I did
S&P (worked China). On 80m it went OK and the 1000 QSO's were coming. Then
S40G putted me on the cluster and in no time 1000 QSO's were a fact. Thank you
guys!!
Satisfied I stopped with 1158 QSO's, best contest ever for me, even better dan
CQ WW RTTY. I doubled my score of last year!!
Now I know that my score 465.000 points is not that high. I have a lot of QSO's
on 80m, european contacts (a lot of DL). I am sure that the score could be
higher when I didn't have the band restrictions.
80m: 3600-3700
40m: 7000-7100 (not good to work USA)
20m: 14250-14350
15m: 21320-21450
10m: all band

Anyway thanks to all who worked me! Thanks to all who spotted me! And last but
not leat thanks to my parents for the support, still my biggest fans!!

Next goal WAE RTTY, again 1000 QSO's ;-)?!

73 ON3DI
 
W1FJ   SOAB Classic HP   1,375,1402013-10-29 03:59:26
Great conditions..mostly S&P Original catagory is the way I always operate,
thanks.
K3, ACOM 2000
160 INV L
80 36' TOP LOADED VERT 10 EL RAD,INV VEE
40 ROTARY DIPOLE @ 60'
20-10 SKYHAWK @ 50'
 
K1RM   SOSB/10 HP   1,005,5162013-10-29 04:00:15
The most increditable 10 meter band conditions in my 50years of contesting(first
contest SSCW in 1964) Tune 10 meters ssb on Monday afternoon and found two
signals. Same solarflux and indices as over the weekend but no activity on a
band that you couldn't find a space to call cq in the SSB spectrum over the
weekend.
 
W1TO   SOAB(A) HP   93,9522013-10-29 04:13:45
Limited operation at home. Part time at WK1Q.

Family obligations got in the way.
 
NQ4I   M/M HP   15,676,8902013-10-29 04:15:40
I am still recovering from the past weekend...conditions were amazing, and
scores indicated that. We were a few op's short, coupled with a number of
computer and audio/voice keyer problems from the start. A lot of time was spent
trouble shooting and some improvements were made.
160m W4SVO TenTec Orion and Alpha 77 and 3x3/8 wave verticals and beverages

80m W4IX TenTec Orion and Henry 3K and 12 ele LPDA at 140 ft and beverages,the
80m M MULT station was unmanned most of the weekend.

40m RUN VE7ZO TenTec Orion and Henry 2k Classic and 3/3 stack and beverages
40m MULT N4XL FT1000MP and Henry 3KD and 4 el KLM at 155 ft and beverages

20m RUN K4NV & W4IX TenTec Orion and Alpha 77 8/5/5 stack
20m MULT K5AUP & KM4HI TenTec Orion and Henry 3K Classic and 4 el at 80 ft

15m RUN K4BAI TenTec Orion and Henry 3KA and 8/8/8 stack
15m MULT AG4W TenTec Orion and Henry 3KA and 6 el at 105 ft

10m RUN NQ4I,W4SVO,N4FD,VE7ZO, and others Orion and Alpha 87A and 7/7/7/7
stack
10m MULT W4DD,NQ4I,and nearly every other op too Orion and Alpha 78 and 5/5/5
stack

We had two Orions that had internal failures. We had a number of computer audio
problems that only manifested themselves when all 11 stations were on the
air...seems that by them selves they were just fine, but with all the extra rf
in the area they went south....one Henry 3k Classic died on Friday before the
test and Henry Amp Specialist KD3P made a house call and fixed it just before
the test....

A couple of us listened to K5ZD on Sunday afternoon on 20m...he was running at
a very high rate into EU and Asia and we could not hear a single station he was
working...wow!

If you look at the K3LR rates on 15m they deserve a lot of respect...our best
hour on 15m was 86...best hour on 10m was 182...and best hour on 20m was
116....

160m worked 18 zones which was a new station record on ssb...

Our total score is slightly higher than our 2011 W4 call area record, but after
log checking it will be slightly less...

This weekend we had some excellent meals...W4SVO cooked up a large pot of chili
to go along with all the other meals..and of course the NQ4I breakfast
casseroles were enjoyed by all.

I did a lot of 10m RUN this weekend since we were short of op's ...normally I
let the guest op's do all the operating and I monitor from the side lines...but
had to get involved this time...it was amazing to see the 10m band with stations
all the way to 29 mhz!! And the JA opening the last 3 hours was fantastic!

I want to thank the op's who traveled from SC, FL, and Ala to be part of the
team..a good time was had by all...

We are looking forward to CQWW CW...in this contest the conditions are more
like winter time and less like summer time that we have to fight on SSB...so
look for the NQ4I team in 4 weeks..still need a few ops' if any one is
interested drop me an email and lets talk.

73 and Thanks for all the qso's...qsl via LOTW.

de Rick NQ4I
 
OL7M(OK1CID)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,144,7182013-10-29 04:22:21
Thanks a lot for all QSOs and even more for spots!!

I really enjoyed the contest as a host in OL7M HF part, thanks for this
possibility to all members!

73! see you next time!
 
W6YX(N7MH)   SOSB/20 HP   412,4402013-10-29 04:27:34
I decided to "take it easy" this year and do a single band effort so
I could get some sleep without missing valuable operating time. The 20 meter
W6 record held by W6QHS (W6NL) of 493K seemed possible to break, especially in
the waning solar cycle when 10 and 15 weren't likely to be very good.

I dismissed the reports of 10 meter openings and stuck to my plan and went with
20. Little did I know that 20 would be open the entire contest and I probably
missed a good late night opening while I slept, based on N2IC's report. 10
meters would have been a much better choice for both overall score and sleep.

I tried to set up voice keying but I'd recorded over my CQ Contest message with
a "CQ Field Day" message that just didn't seem appropriate for CQWW.
Something had been reconfigured in the SO2R box or WriteLog configuration that
prevented me from recording new messages so I just did the contest without
voice keying.

I missed zones 23 and 34. I heard B9/BY9GA in zone 23 CQing but by the time I
finally understood this unusual callsign the signal had faded enough that they
weren't workable. I also heard JT1T call someone with about an hour to go.
The only zone 34 I heard was a Z8 calling someone else.

There were only a couple of decent openings each day, one in the early morning
and one in the late evening. During most of the day the absorption was too
great so I could only work some of the European big guns, South America or VEs,
most of whom I'd already worked by the second day. Things got really slow on
Sunday afternoon. I was surprised to work only 83 JAs. 457 Qs with Europe was
more than half of the non-US Qs I worked (188 US stations called).

As others have mentioned I got very frustrated with the running stations who
failed to identify themselves often enough. When they finally did identify
themselves it usually got covered up by the callers who were used to the
non-identification and jumped in right after "Thanks".

In the end I was a couple hundred Qs short of breaking Dave's W6 20-meter
record, although it looks like I may now have the second highest score in that
category. A second radio might have helped but I have enough problems
deciphering fluttery accented callsigns with both ears. I could hear both W7WA
and W7RN running stations I couldn't hear. Stacked Yagis definitely do better
than the single Yagis at W6YX.

Thanks to everyone for the Qs, especially those who called in with needed
mults.

73,
-Mike, N7MH
 
9A1P   M/S HP   16,144,0732013-10-29 04:40:00
Thanks all for QSOs!

Great conditions at moments but it seemed that closing of high bands happened
lot faster then in 2011, 2012 (when at lower SFI levels and higher K levels).
For us this is most important period of contest.

Our DX numbers on 80/40m suggest that conditions on low bands were pretty good!
Record NA QSOs numbers on these bands for us in M/S in WW SSB.

In general we improved a lot from last year and we have finally reached point
0. A point where we have set our M/S standard of operation. After this point
it's all out to improve antenna field which is very basic - not a single stack
yet.

Big thanks to S58A who in cooperation with S55M implemented toys in-line with
contesting requirements of year 2013.

Antennas:
Beverages NW, SW, NE
160m: GP + 60 radials
80m: GP + 60 radials
40m: 3 el Yagi
20m: 5 el. Yagi + 5 el. Yagi
15m: 6 el. Yagi + 6 el. Yagi
10m: 5 el. Yagi + 5 el. Yagi

CU in CW,
9A1P Team
 
MWØJZE   SOSB(A)/10 HP   261,4952013-10-29 05:16:48
Hexbeam at 8m above ground due to high winds forecast for the weekend (winds
never came!)

Great to see 10m open again for the contest:-)

Mainly S&P for the most of the contest but enjoyed the runs into the USA
with many West coast stations being worked.

Enjoyed the openings, hope it lasts for ARRL 10m in Dec.

CALLSIGN: MW0JZE
CLUB: STRUMBLE HEAD DX AND CONTEST GROUP
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 10M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 261495
OPERATORS: MW0JZE

73's Ant MW0JZE
 
PY2UD   SOSB/10 LP   1,004,6402013-10-29 05:43:54
Excellent conditions in 10 meters

Thank you all for contact.

Rig - FT-950
Stack Antenna - 5 x 5 elements Yagi (Owa)


73

Vaz
PY2UD
 
HI3/NP3J(JA6WFM)   SOSB/10 LP   1,027,8722013-10-29 06:02:01
FT-1000MP MARK-V Field 7ele yagi
N1MM voice memory

I was enjoyed the contest in HI3
with good Dominican friends

total score 1027872
It was insufficient for a while 
renewal of my North American record
TI5WFM 28MHz Low power

but maybe with good condition
some one will be broken this year my record.

Many stations say [please repeat call sign]
HI3?? NP?J ?? HI3NPJ??
it was difficulty copy my call sign HI3/NP3J
so I give up to search new multiplier

Special thanks for
HI3CC Constantino and LOMA del TORO contest team
JA6WFM Hiro
 
PY5JO   SOAB LP   284,7902013-10-29 06:33:58
RIG FT2000 with 100W (Low Power),antenna 10/15/20 KLM KT34, Loc GG54ho,
Curitiba, Brazil.
 
UX4U(US7UX)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   800,0002013-10-29 06:41:03
CUAGN WW SSB 2014 !!!
73 73 73 . . .
 
F4FLQ   SOSB(A)/20 LP   408,8702013-10-29 07:07:21
Tnx to all for very good weekend.
 
YU5A(YU1EW)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   966,4562013-10-29 07:25:28
Shorter operating time, due antenna rotor problems at very beginning. Lost 4
hours and probably some kilo in weight, climbing my tower several times until
I finally fix it. Anyway, having a lot of fun in extra CONDX and practicing
so2r technique.

73
Zoran, YU1EW
 
OM7M   M/S HP   15,092,2262013-10-29 07:43:40
Another great weekend. We reached our internal(club) best score ever.Propagation
on high bands was better during the saturday but we could not lock to proper CQ
frequency due to overcrowded bands and a lot of QRM.
Congrats also goes to our competitors OM8A,OK5W,SJ2W,IR4M,SP8R...on
cqcontest.ru

Thanks all who called us and CU in CW part.

Lubo,OM5ZW on behalf of OM7M team
 
KØAE   SOAB(A) LP   19,0682013-10-29 08:07:58
In for the count. Great DX wish i could have stayed and played longer.
PJ2T on both 10 and 20m and passed on a third party howdy to Rick.

John, K0AE



Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
14 5 14 4 5
21 15 43 8 14
28 61 170 15 38
Total 81 227 27 57
Score: 19,068
 
TI8M   M/2 HP   7,286,7842013-10-29 08:10:57
First I would like to thank everyone who called us. It was a good contest and we
all enjoyed the weekend.
It was a great pleasure to see 10 Meters open to almost everywhere and doing so
well this time. Otherwise we had some really nice runs and worked a few first
time stations for TI8M.
Only one problem....we did loose an amplifier late in the contest but we don't
think was a completely fatal issue and can be repaired.
Looking forward to the next contest!
 
YN5Z(K7ZO)   SOAB(A) HP   6,495,5522013-10-29 08:19:32
Another successful Field Day contest operation is in the books from here in San
Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Hard to say much more about conditions that has not
been said already except "Wow -- can we do this every year?" I had
six hours over 250 QSOs and came tantalizing close to breaking that magic 300
QSO/hour barrier with a 296. I might have a 300+ best 60 minutes in there
somewhere but have not had a chance to look.

Unlike most contesters I have no permanent station setup here in YN. My whole
station is stored in three hard sided golf bag cases and I have to set it up
each time - a task that takes about a day and half of hard work in high heat
and high humidity. It is the rainy season right now but luckily we had minimal
rain interfering with the outside setup and the thunderstorms during the
contest passed well off in the distance, never interfering with my operating.
(And the rain seems to have greatly reduced the power line RFI I have
experienced during the dry seasons. I had at worst S1-2 noise levels whereas I
have seen S7-9 on some bands at other times.) Wind was almost non-existant
making the setup much easier than fighting the constant gale force winds I had
during ARRL SSB earlier this year. I was also worried about power as during the
week before the contest power had been out for several hours each day due to
rain and maintenance. So, I rented a backup generator for the weekend and it
served its purpose like a good umbrella when it might rain. By being ready, the
power stayed on the whole weekend except for a couple dozen power bumps which
only knocked my amp offline for a few seconds. So, in total not only did the
sun cooperate this weekend but I got a good break from the whole suite of
mother nature's offerings.

As a result I started the contest relaxed and refreshed instead of frustratred
and exhausted.

My station here is not bad for a Field Day operation. The high bands are
covered by a 5 band Spiderbeam on a push up mast. I can't say enough about the
support from the Spiderbeam team. I had a few issues resulting from the high
winds during ARRL SSB, mostly caused by me skipping a few steps in the setup.
Yet, they jumped in and helped me figure out what was going on and getting me
replacement parts. If you are looking for an antenna supplier with great
customer service take a look at the Spiderbeam team. As far as the antenna
itself it is very lightweight and the whole thing fits in one golf case so it
is ideal for dxpeditions. I have assembled the antenna a half dozen times now
and can get it all done in about two hours. And when done I have 4 elements on
10 and 3 elements on 15 and 20 -- full sized and optimally spaced unlike
classic three element tri-banders. You can see from my results that it worked
great. 2,500+ QSOs on 10! Wow! One thing I am missing though is a rotator. So
when it comes time to rotate the beam I have to get up from the operating
station and go out in the yard, unhook the tie down ropes, losen a clamp on the
push up mast, turn the beam then tighten the clamp, and reset the tie down
ropes. This makes it a bit hard to chase mults but it goes with the territory
for a Field Day operation. For the low bands, like any Field Day operation, I
am more challenged and go the verticals route. I have a dedicated 1/4 wave for
40 and an old HF2V for 80 and 160. Each antenna has thirty 32 foot radials
which is as long as possible in the empty lot I use for them will allow. The 40
works reasonably well and is enhanced by the sometimes amazing 40 propagation
from here into Europe. In some pre-contest testing I received some 59+ reports.
Things were obviously harder during the frenzy that is CQWW but I did have a
couple of short runs on 40 into Europe and worked many mults. The HF2V, and
anything that small on 80 and 160, is obviously going to be challenging. I did
manage a couple of EU contacts on 80 along with a lone JA. On 160 I acutally
made my first contacts on the Top Band from here with my three QSOs. I had
hoped for 6 or 7, but I will take the three for now. The inside part of the
station is made up of a TS-590, Elecraft KPA-500 amp and KAT-500 tuner/switch,
microKeyer II, and an Asus ultrabook. I continue to be totally impressed with
the amp. It gets abused by me doing things I shouldn't from time to time but it
manages to protect itself from my stupidity with flying colors. The KAT allows
me to stretch the operating range on 80 to about 100 khz and automatically
switching antennas as I change bands is really helpful.

The actual contest was an incredible experience. When the QSOs start pouring in
it makes all the work getting the station on the air worthwhile. Before the
contest I had decided to enter Assisted for a couple of reasons. N6GQ was going
to be at YN2N operating as SOAB (HP) from a superior station so I just wanted to
stay out of the way of Jeff. Also, I knew that I would be challenged on the
lower bands and operating Assisted would keep things interesting without the
drudgery of tuning for mults and unworked stations. I also felt I had an
outside chance to make it into the Top 10 as assisted but at best would only
break into the top 50 in the big boys SOAB (HP) category. After all I am
essentially a Field Day station with a Tri-bander & Single Elements and
only putting out 500 watts. My pre contest goals were 6M points and 5,000 QSOs
both of which I achieved. I did end up being relatively multiplier challenged,
which is not a good thing for an Assisted station. I just didn't have enough
firepower to break pileups and many many mults were heard and not worked. In
particular I had a hard time working the Carribean on the high bands as from my
QTH I was off the back of their beams when they were beaming to EU and off the
side of their beam when they were beaming US. I had an easier time working them
on the low bands. Overall though my low band mults were to be expected with
verticals. I can only look at envy at the low band mult numbers from the
Carribean and Europe stations. But, I certainly had an advantage making Qs with
the US a short hop due north of me and great high band paths into Europe and
Asia. 10 opened into Europe about 30 minutes after sunrise and I had hours of
fun working them. I had no idea there were so many hams in Zone 16 and wow does
Poland (SP) seem to be a center of contesters. My overall best memory will be
from Saturday night from about 0130 to 0500 UTC when 20 was open to the whole
northern hemisphere at the same time. I was just about to sit down for dinner
with my family when I took what was meant to be a quick look at 20 and somehow
found 14259 open. I settled in, got the a run going, and all thoughts of dinner
dissappeared. For the next couple of hours I had stations calling in from all
over the world. There would be K, followed by a 9A, then a JA, a UA9, a VU, a
DL, back to the US, etc over and over. It is now one of my top memories from my
20+ years of contesting. Another experience was my finishing the contest on 10
beaming to Asia, which I forgot to do on Saturday and I knew I missing many
multipliers and three point JA qsos. So, off I went at 2230 UTC giving up 250+
rates on 15M telling myself I was doing the right thing -- "Give up the
known rate, you need mults on 10 and there are three point qsos waiting".
As many have said 10 was packed to well about 29000 but I squeezed in at 28443
and soon had the biggest pileup of JAs I have ever heard. It was essentially
unmanageable as there were probably 50+ stations calling and they were all the
same signal strength. The pileups from Europe were probably similar depth but
there always was a station either through their location and a temporary
propagation enhancement or their antenna and power, could rise above the rest.
This just was not happening out of Japan and my rates dropped. I thought about
"going by the numbers" and maybe should have but didn't. So I just
struggled along working what I could and taking quick QSY's to grab mults off
the bandmap. At one point I realized I was missing the HL mult which would be
silly. So, I asked the pileup "Any HL stations out there".
Immediately a ZL appeared above the noise and I gave him a break and put him in
the log. Then after a long struggle to get the JA's to standby an HL2 was in the
log. I worked a few more then thought to see if there were any other missing
mults in the screaming masses. So I asked "Any BV, 3W, 9V" out there.
Again after a struggle to get the pileup to calm down a wonderful surprise came
in loud in clear with JT1BV finding his was into the log as my last mult and a
double mult at that!

Enough story for now. Thanks everyone for the QSOs. QSL via K7ZO or LOTW. QSL
and other information is on QRZ.COM for YN5Z.

Look for me again in the 10 Meter contest.

Scott/YN5Z/K7ZO
 
W3TZ   SOAB(A) HP   12,0692013-10-29 08:28:21
Best conditions I've heard in years. Had other obligations that interfered with
op time.
 
YY2CAR   SOAB Rookie LP   738,4082013-10-29 08:42:08
Score Summary Sheet

CALLSIGN: YY2CAR
LOCATION: FJ37vs
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-BAND: 15M
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 738408
CLUB: ARV VENEZUELA
CREATED-BY: RUMped Ver. 3.2.3 by Tom, DL2RUM
NAME: CARLOS ALBERTO RIVERO GONZALEZ
ADDRESS: CARRERA 11 CON CALLE 3 CASA 2-58 LA CONCORDIA SAN
CRISTOBAL
ADDRESS: ESTADO TACHIRA ZIP 5001
ADDRESS: VENEZUELA
OPERATORS: YY2CAR
OPERATING TIME: 21,3 hours

Result: 5.594 QSO Pts x 132 Mpl = 738.408 Total


Band DXCC CQ QSOs Dupes Total
------------------------------------------------------
160m: 0 0 0 0 0
80m: 0 0 0 0 0
40m: 0 0 0 0 0
20m: 0 0 0 0 0
15m: 102 30 1903 7 1910
10m: 0 0 0 0 0

Sum: 102 30 1903 7 1910
 
YY2GAL   SOAB Rookie LP   41,0642013-10-29 08:45:46
Score Summary Sheet

CALLSIGN: YY2GAL
LOCATION: FJ37VS
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-BAND: 40M
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 41064
CLUB: ARV VEN
CREATED-BY: RUMped Ver. 3.2.3 by Tom, DL2RUM
NAME: GERALDINE ADRIANA LICCIONI LARADOR
ADDRESS: CARRERA 11 CON CALLE 3 CASA 2-58 LA CONCORDIA
ADDRESS: SAN CRISTOBAL CITY
ADDRESS: VENEZUELA
OPERATORS: YY2GAL
OPERATING TIME: 7,5 hours

Result: 708 QSO Pts x 58 Mpl = 41.064 Total


Band DXCC CQ QSOs Dupes Total
------------------------------------------------------
160m: 0 0 0 0 0
80m: 0 0 0 0 0
40m: 42 16 246 4 250
20m: 0 0 0 0 0
15m: 0 0 0 0 0
10m: 0 0 0 0 0

Sum: 42 16 246 4 250
 
VE7JKZ   SOAB HP   371,4062013-10-29 09:02:00
Wow, what great propagation. This is what a sunspot cycle peak should sound
like!
 
S5ØG   M/S HP   10,795,2002013-10-29 09:03:40
Great contest with great conditions on high bands... It was sometimes hard to
decide which band is better to be on :-)

It was nice to have Simon, S53K visited us on Saturday to jump in and brought
some fresh blood into our small M/S team. There is always something what could
be done better but all in all we are very pleased with the result.

Thanks to all who made in our log.

Congrats to all the teams with great results.

73 & CU in CW part hopefully with about same conditions

S50G Team
 
VA7TT   SOSB(A)/10 LP   200,2442013-10-29 09:13:26
10 Meters was like the good old days. The band was wall to wall from 28.200 to
29.000. It was difficult to find an open spot. Because of a varietly of
family commitments, I wasn't able to get more time in on the band. My biggest
surprise, and after speaking with another ham, was the lack of JA operators on
10. There were the usual operators from there, but not the huge bulk that
oftern participate.
My thanks to all that answered my CQ and call. You made it a lot of fun.

73..de..Graham
VE7ABC / VA7TT
 
KH6CJJ   SOAB LP   636,7502013-10-29 09:28:35
Great conditions helped me beat last year's score by 20%. Even then, I was only
able to get a couple of good runs on 10 meters and one on 15. During the
nighttime hours it was very slow going, with low power and my marginal antennas
not helping. Given my antenna situation, I think I did as well as could be
expected, but look forward to trying again next year. Let's hope for similar
conditions for the CW version in a month! Thanks to all who heard my weak
signal.

TenTec Omni VII
Multiband Hexxbeam at 25 feet
G5RV at 35 feet

Aloha, Kent
 
CR2X(OH6KZP)   SOAB HP   16,641,4092013-10-29 09:30:23
After a successful CQWW CW effort last November, the opportunity to return to
CR2X this October for my first SSB contest from a DX location was a real
pleasure. Toni OH2UA had made a trip to the station earlier in the autumn for
maintenance work, and things were mostly in place for the SSB leg.

Some more remained to be done before the contest, however, and thus I departed
Helsinki for São Miguel and Ribeira Grande on the Saturday before the contest.
Knowing that my good friend Ilkka OH1WZ had the possibility to come on such a
trip too, I invited him along. I am an electrical engineer, but my expertise
lies in the innards of tiny integrated RF circuits; my practical experience
with macro-level station building has been limited to helping around with
various projects and stations. Having the more experienced Ilkka around was
thus a good confidence boost. He humorously insisted on being called my
"servant" in various social situations, but during those early
maintenance days the roles were certainly reversed :)

Propagation during the contest was great, with 160m taking a bit of a hit
through lower activity levels. My multiplier total is about 50 lower than
targeted, but that is more than made up for by the comparatively high DX
percentage (~ 70%). Indeed, at some point on Sunday the strategy changed to
mostly forgetting about multipliers and just running NA stations to the end,
going down from 10m one band at a time. Fortunately I had regained most of my
cognitive abilities at that point thanks to a post-sunrise 30-minute break, and
was able to make QSOs with decent rates again. Still, I had some difficulties
pronouncing my callsign at times, and had to reassure myself by looking at the
big printed callsign on the computer... I went to bed about 7 hours before the
contest started but was able to sleep for only perhaps one hour. Maybe I will
have to start experimenting with some chemical aids to improve the situation.

The Arcala stations OH8X and CR2X both had the now-customary audio/video
streams active throughout the contest, augmented by live score reporting at
http://www.cqcontest.net. As so many have excitedly commented, these technical
developments are fun and take the social aspects of radio contesting to a new
level. Best of all, they allow new hams and the home crews of the operators to
listen in and to enjoy the ups and downs of a serious effort, ranging from the
exhilaration of 300+ rates to the tired drudgery of slow low-band hours.

Thanks to the entire Radio Arcala team for another opportunity to be on the air
from the Azorean superstation and to claim the European SOAB HP record. In
particular, thanks to Martti OH2BH for general help and many hours of
preparation related to the pre-contest station maintenance work, and to Toni
OH2UA for sharing his expertise related to station engineering and CQWW
propagation and strategy from CR2X. Congratulations to him also for smashing
the Finnish SOAB HP record from the Arcala mother station OH8X, at 65N latitude
close to the Arctic Circle. These kinds of conditions are rarely seen in the
aurora zone, and he was able to use the given opportunity to the max. I would
also like to express my sincere gratitude to Ilkka OH1WZ for all his help and
for keeping the fighting spirit alive. Likewise, my appreciation goes to the
local hams José CU2CE, Francisco CU2DX, and Bruno CS8ABG for their help before
and during our stay on São Miguel. And, of course, thanks to all who were on
the air in the CQWW SSB. The worldwide ham spirit is a heart-warming thing to
observe.

Some statistics below.

73
Kim OH6KZP

-----------------------------

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

CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: CR2X
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: OH6KZP

--> 4U0WFP has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 1 1 2 252 5 2 263 263 2.9
0100 1 2 2 227 3 1 236 499 5.4
0200 0 2 2 210 2 2 218 717 7.8
0300 0 1 3 236 2 0 242 959 10.5
0400 0 2 68 141 1 0 212 1171 12.8
0500 3 3 197 0 0 0 203 1374 15.0
0600 60 119 13 0 0 0 192 1566 17.1
0700 2 65 89 1 0 0 157 1723 18.8
0800 0 3 61 1 104 19 188 1911 20.8
0900 0 0 0 2 139 76 217 2128 23.2
1000 0 0 0 6 125 109 240 2368 25.8
1100 0 0 0 5 11 179 195 2563 27.9
1200 0 0 0 3 1 225 229 2792 30.4
1300 0 0 0 2 9 194 205 2997 32.7
1400 0 0 0 4 3 233 240 3237 35.3
1500 0 0 0 3 2 255 260 3497 38.1
1600 0 0 0 7 2 213 222 3719 40.5
1700 0 0 0 6 4 222 232 3951 43.1
1800 0 0 3 2 15 192 212 4163 45.4
1900 0 0 0 2 287 5 294 4457 48.6
2000 0 0 0 0 308 0 308 4765 52.0
2100 4 1 3 2 154 3 167 4932 53.8
2200 0 0 0 185 0 0 185 5117 55.8
2300 1 0 4 138 0 0 143 5260 57.3
0000 34 2 1 146 0 0 183 5443 59.3
0100 23 121 5 22 0 0 171 5614 61.2
0200 36 1 4 86 0 0 127 5741 62.6
0300 3 1 96 38 0 0 138 5879 64.1
0400 0 1 144 0 0 0 145 6024 65.7
0500 0 1 146 2 0 0 149 6173 67.3
0600 9 84 7 2 1 0 103 6276 68.4
0700 2 10 97 1 0 0 110 6386 69.6
0800 0 12 22 0 0 2 36 6422 70.0
0900 0 0 0 2 187 4 193 6615 72.1
1000 0 0 0 0 90 104 194 6809 74.2
1100 0 0 0 3 0 219 222 7031 76.7
1200 0 0 0 4 132 8 144 7175 78.2
1300 0 0 0 11 126 5 142 7317 79.8
1400 0 0 0 0 168 2 170 7487 81.6
1500 0 0 0 0 160 4 164 7651 83.4
1600 0 0 0 0 9 210 219 7870 85.8
1700 0 0 1 2 1 197 201 8071 88.0
1800 0 0 0 1 0 213 214 8285 90.3
1900 0 0 0 0 1 183 184 8469 92.3
2000 0 0 0 0 246 0 246 8715 95.0
2100 0 2 2 0 169 0 173 8888 96.9
2200 0 1 5 105 54 0 165 9053 98.7
2300 1 1 0 117 0 0 119 9172 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 180 436 977 1977 2521 3081 9172

Gross QSOs=9262 Dupes=90 Net QSOs=9172

Unique callsigns worked = 6019

The best 60 minute rate was 334/hour from 1945 to 2044
The best 30 minute rate was 346/hour from 2017 to 2046
The best 10 minute rate was 372/hour from 2020 to 2029

The best 1 minute rates were:
8 QSOs/minute 8 times.
7 QSOs/minute 60 times.
6 QSOs/minute 167 times.
5 QSOs/minute 443 times.
4 QSOs/minute 590 times.
3 QSOs/minute 599 times.
2 QSOs/minute 506 times.
1 QSOs/minute 302 times.

There were 501 bandchanges and 199 (2.2%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 86 204 650 1725 1458 1825 5948 64.8
South America 1 10 22 30 49 24 136 1.5
Europe 80 198 257 156 855 1124 2670 29.1
Asia 4 8 12 29 105 75 233 2.5
Africa 7 10 13 9 15 16 70 0.8
Oceania 2 6 23 28 39 16 114 1.2
??? 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 180 436 977 1977 2521 3081 9172

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 52
4 3532
5 3579
6 1935
7 24
8 32
9 8
10 9
11 1

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3V 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
3W 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
4O 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
4X 0 0 1 1 1 6 9 0.1
5B 2 3 3 2 3 3 16 0.2
6W 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
8P 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0.0
9A 3 4 5 7 13 12 44 0.5
9H 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
9K 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
9Y 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
A6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
A7 0 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.1
BY 0 0 0 2 9 2 13 0.1
C3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
C6 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.0
CE 0 1 2 4 2 2 11 0.1
CM 0 1 1 6 3 2 13 0.1
CN 2 2 3 1 3 1 12 0.1
CT 2 4 4 2 11 7 30 0.3
CT3 2 1 1 0 2 2 8 0.1
CU 1 1 2 2 3 3 12 0.1
CX 0 0 0 2 3 2 7 0.1
D4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
DL 7 27 45 30 153 242 504 5.5
DU 0 0 0 2 3 1 6 0.1
E5/s 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0.0
E7 1 2 1 2 3 3 12 0.1
EA 4 19 26 5 48 32 134 1.5
EA6 1 1 1 1 2 2 8 0.1
EA8 2 2 3 1 3 3 14 0.2
EA9 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
EI 2 4 3 2 7 14 32 0.3
ER 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
ES 1 1 3 1 5 1 12 0.1
EU 1 1 1 1 10 5 19 0.2
EX 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
EY 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.1
F 4 18 10 2 37 55 126 1.4
FG 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
FM 0 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.1
FO 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
FY 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
G 8 15 8 6 33 83 153 1.7
GD 2 1 1 0 0 1 5 0.1
GI 0 0 1 1 1 11 14 0.2
GJ 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.1
GM 1 3 3 3 5 21 36 0.4
*GM/s 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
GU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
GW 1 1 2 1 3 6 14 0.2
HA 1 2 3 0 12 10 28 0.3
HB 0 2 4 2 13 23 44 0.5
HB0 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.1
HC 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HI 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 0.0
HK 1 1 1 7 5 3 18 0.2
HL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HP 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
HR 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
HS 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
HZ 0 1 1 2 1 3 8 0.1
I 4 13 16 11 85 108 237 2.6
*IG9 0 2 2 1 1 1 7 0.1
IS 0 1 1 1 2 2 7 0.1
*IT9 1 1 3 3 8 5 21 0.2
J3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
JA 0 0 2 10 44 3 59 0.6
JT 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
JW 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
K 75 165 575 1563 1316 1644 5338 58.2
KG4 0 0 1 5 1 3 10 0.1
KH0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.0
KH2 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.1
KH6 2 3 7 6 11 5 34 0.4
KL 0 1 2 8 5 6 22 0.2
KP2 0 2 2 2 1 1 8 0.1
KP4 0 2 1 10 8 6 27 0.3
LA 0 4 4 2 6 12 28 0.3
LU 0 1 2 5 6 5 19 0.2
LX 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
LY 2 4 3 1 14 8 32 0.3
LZ 1 3 1 2 5 2 14 0.2
OA 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
OE 0 0 2 2 6 11 21 0.2
OH 4 5 18 5 42 44 118 1.3
OH0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
OK 2 4 7 6 20 22 61 0.7
OM 2 4 4 4 6 7 27 0.3
ON 2 1 3 1 16 29 52 0.6
OX 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
OZ 0 2 5 2 10 16 35 0.4
P4 0 1 2 2 3 2 10 0.1
PA 3 8 9 5 31 71 127 1.4
PJ2 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
PJ4 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.0
PJ5 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.0
PY 0 2 8 4 19 5 38 0.4
S5 2 3 8 6 17 18 54 0.6
SM 2 5 3 2 22 14 48 0.5
SP 2 7 10 6 45 37 107 1.2
SU 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
SV 0 2 3 1 3 5 14 0.2
SV5 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.1
SV9 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
TA 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
TF 1 1 1 1 3 1 8 0.1
TI 0 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.1
TK 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.0
UA 7 10 15 1 72 111 216 2.4
UA2 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.1
UA9 1 1 1 4 34 43 84 0.9
UK 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
UN 1 2 2 1 2 5 13 0.1
UR 2 4 6 3 34 38 87 0.9
V2 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
V4 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
VE 10 21 54 112 104 136 437 4.8
VK 0 0 11 4 13 5 33 0.4
VP2M 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
VP5 1 2 1 1 1 2 8 0.1
VP9 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.0
VR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
XE 0 1 4 5 5 11 26 0.3
YB 0 0 0 1 6 1 8 0.1
YL 0 0 1 1 7 2 11 0.1
YN 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.1
YO 1 1 2 2 13 12 31 0.3
YU 0 2 1 7 11 4 25 0.3
*Z6 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
YV 0 2 3 2 5 1 13 0.1
Z3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
ZD8 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
ZL 0 1 4 11 1 2 19 0.2
ZS 0 0 1 1 1 4 7 0.1
??? 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 180 436 977 1977 2521 3081 9172

------------ 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
-------------------------------------------------------------
04 31 75 232 719 570 816 2443 26.6
05 51 81 213 608 580 527 2060 22.5
14 41 118 136 72 408 648 1423 15.5
03 2 29 185 352 269 437 1274 13.9
15 26 57 91 69 302 299 844 9.2
16 10 15 21 6 116 158 326 3.6
20 4 10 11 11 29 31 96 1.0
08 1 13 9 25 20 20 88 1.0
17 2 3 4 3 24 29 65 0.7
25 0 0 2 10 45 3 60 0.7
09 1 6 9 14 17 9 56 0.6
33 6 8 10 5 11 8 48 0.5
11 0 2 8 4 19 5 38 0.4
31 2 3 7 6 11 5 34 0.4
18 0 0 0 2 12 20 34 0.4
30 0 0 11 4 13 4 32 0.3
13 0 1 2 7 9 7 26 0.3
06 0 1 4 5 5 11 26 0.3
01 0 1 2 8 5 8 24 0.3
32 0 3 5 12 1 3 24 0.3
07 0 2 3 5 6 5 21 0.2
21 0 2 3 5 4 6 20 0.2
27 0 0 0 5 8 2 15 0.2
40 1 1 1 3 5 2 13 0.1
12 0 1 2 4 2 2 11 0.1
02 1 2 2 2 2 1 10 0.1
24 0 0 0 1 8 1 10 0.1
28 0 0 0 1 6 1 8 0.1
35 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 0.1
38 0 0 1 1 1 4 7 0.1
23 0 0 0 1 3 2 6 0.1
36 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
10 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
19 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0.1
26 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.0
34 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
29 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 180 436 977 1977 2521 3081 9172

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 4222
2 bands 946
3 bands 516
4 bands 198
5 bands 104
6 bands 33

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

K3LR K1LZ K8AZ K2AX K3WW W3LPL
D4C VE3RA KC1XX VA2EN WO9Z K9CT
NN3W W8KTQ AA3B N0NI VE3CX N3RS
NQ4I NE3F K0TV K5NA OM8A HK1NA
W2CG K5RX GM0B DR1A EI7M SK3W
KH6MB P33W HB0/HA7JTR

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 52 103 299 848 1146 1774
 
DL2AA   SOAB(A) HP   1,135,5792013-10-29 09:46:10
Had a decent start in the contest on the low bands but could not stay up late.
The past weeks were too demanding and I needed a nap after five hours in the
chair already. On saturday condx were pretty good but I never really managed to
get a good run on 10 or 15. A lot of S&P until I got spotted on 40 at 0130z
and had a good run there (tnx N8RA). An hour later I had to quit and go for a
quick nap again. When I returned to the station I discovered a water leakage in
the central heating system that I had to take care of first. Later the winds got
too strong and forced me to lower the towers...

It was fun though and I am looking forward to the next major contests.

Maik
 
VY2TT(K6LA)   SOAB(A) HP   7,470,4002013-10-29 10:09:14
The last few years I've done a SB(A) on 15m. This year I decided to go AB(A)
because I just got a Shared Apex Loop Array from Array Solutions and I wanted
to try it out. All I can say is "Whoa, this thing works." I have a
DXEngineering RX 4 Square. I wanted to test it using an A/B switch, but I
didn't have the right adapters. After testing the Loop Array and then swapping
it out for the RX 4 Square, I decided to just use the Loop Array because it
seemed much better. I'm getting the adapters so I can do a real A/B test next
trip to PEI.

If the Dodgers had made it to the World Series, I wouldn't have made it to PEI
for this contest. They didn't and I made the trip, but knew I was going to
watch the game Saturday night, so this wouldn't be an all out effort. I was
planning on 36 - 40 hours. When my TX 80m 4 square broke Saturday night, I cut
back my time ambitions further. I really didn't operate 34 hours as Writelog
indicates, because during the World Series I would go in the shack between
innings and pick off some mults. I took lots of short breaks on Sunday that
didn't get counted as offtime.

Lots of zone 22. 15 & 20 m were bumper to bumper from 14100/21100 to the
top of the band. 10m was crowded up at 29.100. Amazing activity.

I sure hope conditions are this good for CQWW CW.

73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT
 
DJ5MW   SOAB HP   6,122,9402013-10-29 10:38:25
Despite great conds I couldn't break DL record from 2011.
The station worked like it should and there is not much room for improvement.
Maybe low band antennas could be improved, but there is not enough space for
bigger highband yagis unfortunatelly.

So what: it' s only SSB :-)

CW IS! See you in CW part!

73 de Manfred, DJ5MW
 
N2BEG   SOAB LP   268,2502013-10-29 11:10:06
All S&P, no beam really hurt. Amazing how many overdrive amplifiers and have
terrible sounding audio????
 
K5TR   SOAB HP   5,025,9422013-10-29 11:16:09
The conditions were very good - it seems that for the last few years this
contest
has had great conditions but this year was one of the best. Hopefully, unlike
last year,
we will see the conditions hold up on 10 meters for the CQ WW CW and the ARRL
10m contest.

As far as operating the contest goes I could give you a list of excuses but you
know
in total they are not really anything special. They are just all of the things
that
we all have to deal with during a contest. Things like equipment or weather or
physical
or just not being in the now in your head during the contest. The real skill is
over
coming all of these things and making a great score come together at the end of
the
event. So the simple explanation of my effort is that I did not do a very good
job
at dealing with the contest. Or maybe more simply the operator (me) did not
really
show up for at least the first 12 or 24 hours of the contest and likely he was
not
there at others time during the event even if he was physically in front of the
radios.

Now - some operators that did show up and overcome many obstacles this weekend
- my
hat is off to you fellows. I am going to focus on the ones that are in my zone
but
not that near me. W9RE as always putting in a fine score. N9RV with the big 15
meter
score from way out west - great job. N5DX with a fantastic showing. Great job
Kevin.
And N2IC who keeps showing us how it is done from western New Mexico. Steve's
station
is not very big but he knows how to use it and how to do this contest. WOW
what a
great job. While N5DX and N2IC and I are all in the 5th call area I am not
sure that
everyone really understands how far west (read further from Europe) N2IC really
is
compared to me or the K5GO/N5DX station. N2IC is 596 miles (959 km) west north
west
of me and he is 884 miles (1422 km) west south west of N5DX. If you are on the
east
coast of the USA think about what is 884 miles west of you away from Europe and

if you want to operate the contest from that location. Here is one example -
W9RE is
about 820 miles west of Boston, MA. Great going Steve!

As for me, I still had fun, learned a few things about the radio contest and
myself that I hope I can remember and apply during some future contest. The
station worked very well
and I really had very few issues. At the start of the year I decided that I
was going to work on updating the computer setup. I am a TR-Log MS-DOS/FreeDOS
user. I like the program
it does every thing I want it to do and my old DOS computer has been trouble
free. It is
a Compaq 486 that used to belong to WM5R's sister. It came installed new from
Compaq
with DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1. But for all sorts of reasons it was getting to
be time
to move on. I mainly deal with unix/linux/osx on a daily basis for my day job
and
the thought of having to buy and support a Microsoft windows machine just did
not
excite me very much. But I was about ready to move to windows and TR4W was a
leading
the way. But I knew that W9CF had also been working on the TR-Log source code
just
like TR4W but W9CF was doing on linux. I had an older intel mac mini that was
not
seeing much use so I made it dual boot linux and got trlinux running on that
machine
quickly and it worked and well. It was just like running the DOS version but
on
a modern OS with all the features - like networking and USB support. At the
K5TR
station K5OT and I have been using this setup for every contest starting with
ARRL DX
CW this year. and it has been working great. We just added a YCCC SO2R box and
W9CF
has added native support for the YCCC box to trlinux and it is all working very
well.

http://www.kkn.net/trlinux


Callsign Used : K5TR
Operator : K5TR

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
___________________________________________________________

160SSB 18 17 37 11 9
80SSB 71 71 170 38 16
40SSB 517 513 1345 69 26
20SSB 371 368 917 89 29
15SSB 989 975 2580 107 32
10SSB 1419 1407 3753 111 34
___________________________________________________________

Totals 3385 3351 8802 425 146

Final Score = 5025942 points.

Station:
http://www.k5tr.net/

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

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 130'

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

CALLSIGN: K5TR
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH SSB
OPERATORS: K5TR


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 0 2 138 140 140 4.2
0100 0 0 0 0 77 48 125 265 7.9
0200 0 0 0 11 109 7 127 392 11.7
0300 0 0 23 22 10 0 55 447 13.3
0400 0 0 21 50 0 0 71 518 15.5
0500 0 17 0 51 0 0 68 586 17.5
0600 7 8 11 12 0 0 38 624 18.6
0700 4 2 53 2 0 0 61 685 20.4
0800 2 2 53 3 0 0 60 745 22.2
0900 1 3 69 6 0 0 79 824 24.6
1000 1 2 81 0 0 0 84 908 27.1
1100 0 2 12 9 0 0 23 931 27.8
1200 0 0 1 7 63 0 71 1002 29.9
1300 0 0 0 6 0 93 99 1101 32.8
1400 0 0 0 0 0 139 139 1240 37.0
1500 0 0 0 0 0 148 148 1388 41.4
1600 0 0 0 0 1 116 117 1505 44.9
1700 0 0 0 0 6 117 123 1628 48.6
1800 0 0 0 0 31 40 71 1699 50.7
1900 0 0 0 0 5 27 32 1731 51.6
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1731 51.6
2100 0 0 0 0 35 28 63 1794 53.5
2200 0 0 0 52 1 32 85 1879 56.1
2300 0 0 0 1 18 71 90 1969 58.7
0000 0 0 0 0 94 10 104 2073 61.8
0100 0 0 0 0 61 7 68 2141 63.9
0200 0 0 0 29 22 1 52 2193 65.4
0300 0 1 24 16 2 0 43 2236 66.7
0400 0 0 31 0 0 0 31 2267 67.6
0500 0 11 0 2 0 0 13 2280 68.0
0600 0 7 49 0 0 0 56 2336 69.7
0700 0 6 1 7 0 0 14 2350 70.1
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2350 70.1
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2350 70.1
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2350 70.1
1100 1 5 25 0 0 0 31 2381 71.0
1200 1 5 50 0 0 0 56 2437 72.7
1300 0 0 5 30 5 0 40 2477 73.9
1400 0 0 0 4 103 0 107 2584 77.1
1500 0 0 0 0 29 16 45 2629 78.4
1600 0 0 0 0 1 150 151 2780 82.9
1700 0 0 0 0 60 36 96 2876 85.8
1800 0 0 0 0 101 5 106 2982 89.0
1900 0 0 0 0 76 11 87 3069 91.6
2000 0 0 0 17 36 10 63 3132 93.4
2100 0 0 0 9 18 33 60 3192 95.2
2200 0 0 0 14 4 59 77 3269 97.5
2300 0 0 4 8 5 66 83 3352 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 17 71 513 368 975 1408 3352

Gross QSOs=3385 Dupes=33 Net QSOs=3352

Unique callsigns worked = 2698

The best 60 minute rate was 184/hour from 1433 to 1532
The best 30 minute rate was 208/hour from 1435 to 1504
The best 10 minute rate was 258/hour from 1453 to 1502

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 4 times.
5 QSOs/minute 27 times.
4 QSOs/minute 100 times.
3 QSOs/minute 265 times.
2 QSOs/minute 566 times.
1 QSOs/minute 866 times.

There were 421 bandchanges and 184 (5.5%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 10 31 94 97 185 217 634 18.9
South America 4 4 8 21 52 78 167 5.0
Europe 1 26 201 202 411 755 1596 47.6
Asia 0 1 179 30 266 296 772 23.0
Africa 1 6 6 13 10 15 51 1.5
Oceania 1 3 25 4 51 46 130 3.9
??? 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 17 71 513 368 975 1408 3352

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 37
4 795
5 1117
6 1387
7 4
8 9
10 3

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3V 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
4L 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
4O 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
4X 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
5B 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 0.2
5W 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
5X 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6Y 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0.1
8P 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.1
9A 0 0 1 5 8 10 24 0.7
9K 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
9V 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
A6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
A7 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.1
BV 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.1
BY 0 0 2 1 15 3 21 0.6
C6 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
CE 0 0 0 2 4 9 15 0.4
CM 0 1 1 3 1 3 9 0.3
CN 1 2 1 4 2 3 13 0.4
CP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
CT 0 0 2 5 4 6 17 0.5
CT3 0 2 0 3 0 3 8 0.2
CU 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.3
CX 0 0 0 1 3 3 7 0.2
D4 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
DL 0 3 28 9 73 165 278 8.3
DU 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0.2
E5/s 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
E7 0 0 2 1 2 1 6 0.2
EA 0 2 21 39 33 46 141 4.2
EA6 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.1
EA8 0 1 1 2 3 6 13 0.4
EA9 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
EI 1 1 3 5 5 14 29 0.9
ER 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
ES 0 0 1 1 3 1 6 0.2
EU 0 0 3 1 2 2 8 0.2
EY 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
F 0 2 19 13 20 46 100 3.0
FM 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
FY 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
G 0 4 18 4 27 66 119 3.6
GD 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
GI 0 0 1 0 5 8 14 0.4
GM 0 3 6 4 8 13 34 1.0
*GM/s 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
GU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
GW 0 1 2 0 5 1 9 0.3
H4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
HA 0 0 6 0 7 11 24 0.7
HB 0 0 0 3 3 8 14 0.4
HB0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.1
HC 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
HI 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
HK 1 1 1 2 3 2 10 0.3
HL 0 0 1 0 5 5 11 0.3
HR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HZ 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
I 0 1 14 21 31 47 114 3.4
*IG9 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.1
IS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
*IT9 0 0 2 4 4 6 16 0.5
J3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
J6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
JA 0 1 174 5 224 266 670 20.0
JT 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
JW 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
JY 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
K 2 6 50 45 80 127 310 9.2
KH0 0 0 2 0 2 1 5 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 0 3 3 7 0.2
KH6 1 2 4 0 10 16 33 1.0
KL 1 1 1 2 3 7 15 0.4
KP2 0 1 1 3 2 2 9 0.3
KP4 0 2 0 2 2 1 7 0.2
LA 0 1 4 2 6 10 23 0.7
LU 0 0 0 6 7 21 34 1.0
LX 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
LY 0 0 1 1 2 8 12 0.4
LZ 0 0 1 3 3 6 13 0.4
OA 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.1
OE 0 0 0 1 3 5 9 0.3
OH 0 0 2 9 8 13 32 1.0
OH0 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 0.2
OK 0 1 4 5 10 24 44 1.3
OM 0 0 5 2 2 4 13 0.4
ON 0 2 6 4 8 25 45 1.3
OX 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
OZ 0 0 3 2 5 8 18 0.5
P4 1 0 0 1 2 1 5 0.1
PA 0 2 7 2 12 51 74 2.2
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
PJ4 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 0.1
PJ5 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
PY 0 0 2 4 21 35 62 1.8
PY0F 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
PZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
S5 0 1 5 2 14 15 37 1.1
SM 0 0 2 4 12 19 37 1.1
SP 0 0 13 1 32 35 81 2.4
SV 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0.1
SV5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SV9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
TA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TF 0 1 1 1 3 2 8 0.2
TI 0 2 2 2 1 3 10 0.3
TK 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
UA 0 0 3 15 19 27 64 1.9
UA2 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
UA9 0 0 2 15 12 7 36 1.1
UK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
UN 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 0.1
UR 0 0 3 15 6 19 43 1.3
V2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
V3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
V4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
V8 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
VE 6 11 35 25 78 59 214 6.4
VK 0 0 6 1 14 12 33 1.0
VP2M 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
VP5 0 2 0 2 2 2 8 0.2
VP9 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
VR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
XE 1 1 2 1 1 2 8 0.2
YB 0 1 11 2 9 7 30 0.9
YL 0 0 2 0 3 1 6 0.2
YN 0 2 0 2 2 2 8 0.2
YO 0 0 1 4 7 9 21 0.6
YU 0 0 1 2 7 4 14 0.4
YV 0 1 3 2 2 1 9 0.3
Z3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
ZD8 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
ZF 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZL 0 0 0 0 8 3 11 0.3
ZP 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
??? 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 17 71 513 368 975 1408 3352

------------ 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
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 1 22 127 103 229 494 976 29.1
25 0 1 175 5 229 270 680 20.3
15 0 3 60 60 141 192 456 13.6
04 6 13 49 25 74 46 213 6.4
03 1 3 15 11 48 78 156 4.7
05 1 1 20 33 37 59 151 4.5
16 0 0 9 32 27 48 116 3.5
11 0 0 3 4 21 36 64 1.9
08 0 8 3 18 15 15 59 1.8
20 0 0 3 10 12 25 50 1.5
33 1 5 5 11 8 13 43 1.3
13 0 0 0 7 10 24 41 1.2
09 4 4 5 7 12 7 39 1.2
28 0 1 12 2 11 9 35 1.0
31 1 2 4 0 10 16 33 1.0
30 0 0 5 0 13 9 27 0.8
24 0 0 2 1 16 6 25 0.7
07 0 4 2 4 6 5 21 0.6
01 1 1 1 2 4 10 19 0.6
27 0 0 3 0 9 6 18 0.5
18 0 0 1 7 7 1 16 0.5
12 0 0 0 2 4 9 15 0.4
17 0 0 0 10 4 1 15 0.4
32 0 0 0 1 8 4 13 0.4
40 0 1 2 3 3 4 13 0.4
19 0 0 1 0 4 6 11 0.3
21 0 0 0 3 4 4 11 0.3
06 1 1 2 1 1 2 8 0.2
10 0 0 0 1 5 2 8 0.2
29 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 0.2
35 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
02 0 0 2 2 0 1 5 0.1
36 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
37 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
23 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 17 71 513 368 975 1408 3352

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2242
2 bands 312
3 bands 103
4 bands 31
5 bands 7
6 bands 3

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

KL7RA HK1NA PJ2T

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 2 26 311 205 630 1068
 
KØJPL   SOAB HP   209,1882013-10-29 11:27:57
CNDX very good on 10 and 15 meters. Almost like the "old days"!
KØJPL-Paul
 
ED1R   M/M HP   20,629,6002013-10-29 11:33:03
A Contest more from ED1R, further evidence of the possibilities of the Station,
in the month of June when we performed the SMRE SSB (His Majesty the King of
Spain - EA Contest) in Category MM with 4 stations try talking about the next
CQWW if the Propagation was acceptable, during CQWW RTTY we used M2 category
and seeing coming SSB date that the propagation was really good we decided to
do MM it in knowing that our station is optimized for other categories such as
MS or M2.

From the first moment we realized that in this category there is no possibility
of approaching the numbers that usually get the strongest MM stations are
usually in the central part of Europe, however we try to get a high Target and
try to do the best possible.

The days before the propagation was really excellent in all bands, including
low bands, however during the contest, the southern part of Europe was not as
good as we'd like propane, we had some interference between bands and station
not having inband on each side of the Run to track the band played with a
distinct disadvantage ... was "demoralizing" to see how some bands
had competitors as ES9C with high bands as 10 or 15 open at night , their Rates
with JA and NA scores increased sharply and soared (surpassing those of 2011
which were already outstanding), you can see how much stations in Central
Europe and Scandinavia have gotten some fabulous scores, congratulations on
your results.

It was difficult to have a Team of many operators, in this case composed 11
operators. Some had lots of experience and others less, in the end we balance
the team that many other colleagues could not join for different reasons. A
pleasure to have visit RG8K joined the team before leaving San Andres Isl
expedition (5J0R) and together with UY7CW/EA4CWW formed our international
Team.

The station worked perfectly, we suffered the loss of an amplifier (TL922) that
nothing else be plugged did not work during the pre-assembly, installing
low-band antennas we caught very bad weather with rain and wind that we went
through water to various components team, these things happen in all CQWW very
loose... 160m barely listened to us and was a band multiplier when it should be
a band of Running, a shame but we heard an all-inclusive two days BY0AA they us
anything ... although they were not alone and that many Europeans did not hear
anything in our direction (EA exist) when they put us great RST in our RX
antenna, 80m have improved greatly with 2 elm Array with enough directivity
scratch multis from Asia and Pacific, on 40m was a constant struggle to
maintain the frequency had moments of "despair" because they can not
stand the QRG and they do not hear anything with the amount of Splatters
producing other colleagues, sincerely suffering this band and thanks to the
often RX antennas we can get the infernal noise correspondent ... very good
open 20m during 48h exceptional conditions with NA all night, 15m we expect
much more that could have been exploited more but opened late and closed very
soon for what we are accustomed, in their line 10m with good opening to NA
(over 60 % in our log) but we miss the good Rates of AS in recent years... plus
we had a great interference from 20m over which we will have wasted several
hundred QSOs modest stations not heard the noise, even with RX antennas on 10m
was complicated them out of the infernal noise, we believe we could have done
much more in this band.

We were visited by EA1ASC, EC4TA and EA4TX who we appreciate your logistics and
moral support to move forward. As all components ED1R sent us messages of
support constantly.

Stations worked on 6 bands :

CN2AA 3V7A EI7M D4C ES9C DL0CS GM2T DQ4W HA30S DR1A HB0/HA7JTR K3LR HG7T LY7A
HK1NA NQ4I IG9Y P33W IO1T P3N S51A PI4DX S52ZW RG6G UP2L RM4F W3LPL RM5A WE3C

To finish, congratulate colleagues ES9C by the New European record and others
colleagues DR1A , DF0HQ , LZ9W , OT5A or II9P among others who shared
category.

Great regards and we heard in November during CQWW CW part.

73 de ED1R Team
www.ed1r.com
 
HA8JV   SOAB HP   7,041,4922013-10-29 11:50:18
Thanks for all calers!
cu in cw part!
73 Pali
 
G2F(MØCHK)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   768,1802013-10-29 11:50:53
Had a great time, used the new 20m monoband beam designed and built by Jim
M0CKE, had some great runs and good pileup busting.

Using Elecraft K3, Acom 1000, 5 element Yagi @ 20m and Wintest everything
worked flawless.

The new beam had flat SWR and Impedance across the whole of the band making amp
retuning unnecessary. Looking forward to getting the 10m 6 element and 15m 5
element beams built now.

More info on the antenna's and some photo's from the contest @
http://www.m0cke.co.uk

73's for this year - Andy M0CHK
 
N3BUO(@WA5FWC)   M/S HP   2,784,0122013-10-29 11:58:21
Great Contest. Loved working 10 Meters and 80 meters despite the Thunder Storms
on Saturday Night.
 
HB9H   M/S HP   9,025,1702013-10-29 11:59:01
Fantastic propagatiuon. We had a lot of fun.
 
NR5M   SOAB HP   5,091,2282013-10-29 12:00:49
Wow, what a difference this year in propagation!

Made some mistakes (as always). Most important of which was not sleeping at
all the first night. I also spent fat too little time on 75and160 Friday
night. Thus I had to double down on those bands on Saturday night (when condx
were not nearly as good and activity was not nearly as robust).

Slept only 1:15 Saturday night so by Sunday afternoon I was a zombie. My
apologies go to those who had to work me in my sleep deprived state. I am sure
it was no fun giving me the 3-5 fills I think I needed during this time.

Here's a tip: When in this quasi-conscious state, leave the radio, walk around
and go outside, drink two full glasses of Orange Juice, wait 30 minutes and
return to the radio. What a difference! My remaining time I was closer to 70%
effective (rather than 10%).

A note in passing: 10 meters was occupied from 28,300 to 29,200 on Sunday a.m.
What a glorious return to yesteryear.

Overall--what a blast!

Thanks for the Q's and, in some instances, patience.

NR5M (still looking for a good night's sleep!)
 
KC9UJS   SOAB(A) LP   266,5902013-10-29 12:02:19
Operated very sporadically ... off and on all weekend. Here are my biggest
highlights (in no particular order).
1. Working China for the first time on 20 meters
2. Hearing (but not working India for the first time
3. Working Kenya for the first time
4. Having my 7yo join me in front of the radio and coloring in the sections as
we worked them on printed out CQ zone maps. :)

This is my biggest CQ WW SSB Score yet!
 
W9QL   SOSB(A)/40 LP   12,1382013-10-29 12:08:47
A very part-time effort, with family commitments. Hated to miss the great band
conditions. Decided to spend all my time on 40. It was fun to actually get
through on the first try for most Q's, which proved how well the band was
performing.

FTDX-5000MP at 100 watts, with a G5RV at 35 feet.

Dave
W9QL
 
TC9ØA(@YM2SFT)   M/S HP   4,265,5262013-10-29 12:09:22
Mr Murphy was once again with us. First the laptop started crashing with any
power over 300w on 10m so almost low power was used for 10m contacts. Then
Saturday evening the Kenwood TS-480 just went dead without any warning. RIP.
Thank God we had the Icom IC-718 as the back-up rig but lost time with the
connections. Otherwisw a nice contest weekend for the team. 129 DXCC worked
altogether. Definitely will apply for the DXCC award :) :) C U all next
contest. 73 from Istanbul.
 
N4ZC   SOAB(A) HP   4,299,9652013-10-29 12:12:43
My first CQWW was in 1958. It gets harder every year. I'm 75 now.
This year, at the end of the contest, as usual, my wife made me a meal. After
the meal I was sitting with the wife when she said, you must really be tired.
Something about the tone of her voice. I said ya, but why did you say that. She
said, when you put the stuff back in the fridge, you put it in the freezer.
This was all hunt and peck except about a half hour run on 10.
Roger
 
9A8M   M/S HP   10,764,4032013-10-29 12:21:36
ants used:
1.8 - dipole
3.5 - dipole, sloper
7 - rot. dipole, dipole
14 - 5L yagi
14,21,28 tribanders - 4L quad, KT34XA
2 beverages, NW&NE

all time best score for 9A8M !!!
congrats to 9A1P and 9A7A for great scores in M/S category

cu u all in cw part !

73 de 9A8M team !
 
KK7AC   SOSB/20 LP   105,0202013-10-29 12:33:14
World Series on the same as the contest so not a 100% effort. Great, band-packed
condiditons.
 
OL4A(@OK1RF/OK1RI)   M/2 HP   18,080,3322013-10-29 12:33:57
The propagation was GREAT.
We worked on 3 elements 80m Yagi (almost full size) the weeks before the
contest and finally in Monday it went up onto the rotor.
I knew there might be a problem with rotor on 10m stack - that it rotates very
slowly and stops sometimes but still in July it worked, viz later.

Since most of the station worked fine during the IARU contest, I was not
nervous about other bands. Well just in about 2000 GMT we found out that the
rotor from our 40m 5Y Yagi in 52m is not working. The tree phase motor was
completely damaged probably strike during thunderstorm ??? The high Yagi was
stuck into "INDIAN ocean", so.... we climbed the tower during night
and "somehow" managed to rotate the upper Yagi, it went to JA and the
low one is to the USA fixed. This damaged our morale, we knew we are not
competitive anymore, so we said, OK we will operate, take it easy just to have
FUN. The unmovable antenna really damaged our multipliers on 40m - we could
hear only big gun stations from SA, we could not copy ZD8O (!!!) etc... Also
there was not stack to the USA - only single Yagi in 27m.... Another calamity
came with the rotor on 10m - just after noon in Sunday it got stuck to the
north, so we removed the rotor, it was still stuck. Most of the tower (4x6Y all
rotate together) rotates, the whole system was made in 1988 and was working fine
since. So we "opened" the gears in 12m - and found there is "lost
screw" in the bearing - it must have been there somewhere harmlessly all
the time last 25 years without any problem and finally this Sunday it got
inside ? So fix was easy we just lost almost 4 hours of best time on 10m.
OK no harm done - we know we can not compete with TM6M in one of the best spots
in Europe even having probably 2-3x times as much aluminum in the air.

We remembered our last 3 years of operation from C5A - it was really something
else compared to middle EU location.....
We observed how our friends from D4C are doing in their try for new MM record (
I personally did not believed they will do it ) and unfortunately I was right.
Anyway congrats to their unconditional win. Also congrats to ES9C for their
super result from northern QTH - unpredictable chance !

Hope to hear you all in CW leg - we will try something really silly this
year.....

73 !

Jiri
OK1RI
 
HD2A   M/S HP   7,101,2482013-10-29 12:37:42
Last minute decision to go with our station partially dismantled. Set up :
TS 590 TL922 AT 800 WATTS PEP 6 EL FOR 10, 4 EL FOR 15, 5 EL FOR 20, 2 EL FOR
40, DIPOLE AT 26M FOR 80 NO GO ON 160 THIS TIME. DUE TO SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES
VERY LIMITED OPERATION ON 20, 40, 80. THE MAIN GOAL WAS TO PROVIDE FELLOW HAMS
WITH THE MULT AND PRACTICE FOR THE FUTURE EVENTS.
Some great runs with 340-360 rates on 10, tons of rare contacts on 10. Thanks
for bearing with us. Not much time to admire some great ops but our great
ears/great op kudos go to YN2AA, ST2M, SU9AF, HS0ZIA, B9/BY9GA, CN3AA, D3AA,
ZS2NF, FW5JJ, ever-present die-hard QRPer ND0C, UA0DM, UN2L, PJ6A, NH2T,
MD0C... the list should quote the entire log! Thanks fellas!
See you in the next one!
Alberto HC2AQ
Alex HC2AO
 
SN5V(SQ5EBM)   SOAB HP   983,1522013-10-29 13:20:44
Last year i scored 2nd in Poland SOSB HP on 15m. This yeari took it easy. Taking
part in this contest only for a few hours.
 
N3YW   SOAB HP   322,1402013-10-29 13:22:32
Good to be back operating again. Must soon get the 80 and 160m wires back up.
 
DQ8N(DL2ARD)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,416,0062013-10-29 13:24:46
STN: FT 1000 MP MKV + amp
Ant: 6ele@18m , 6ele@18m , 4ele@14m

Main linear broken on friday morning. So I have to rebuild the complet stn
setup.
Saturday was without any problem. But the band closing a little to early at
20:30 UTC.
Then in the night the storm began which lasted until Monday.
When I wanted to turn antenna 1 to NA I realized that signals not coming
stronger.
I looked to the tower and see the ant playing somewhere in the wind.
One hour later the same with ant 2. So I climbed up the tower and fixed the ant
2 dir 280 dgr.
This cost me about 45 min and nearly the same time to find a new frequency.

Can anything happen more ? Oh yes !
The FT 1000 refused to make anymore power. Sometimes for 5sec all was ok then
nothing .
So I closed the stn at 17:30.

For the future it's necessary to make the rig ready for SO2R inband QSO's.
Iff you leave your running frequency, for more than 20s to work a new mult.
And come back agn to your old running freq ,the discussion begins ,hi.


So tnx for the QSO's and maybe 2014.

vy 73 de Oliver
dl2ard
 
TO1A(F5HRY)   SOSB/10 HP   3,116,7502013-10-29 13:40:22
Marc F1HAR and I took a full week of "holidays" to upgrade the FY5KE
club station before this CQWW contest. With the help of Didier FY5FY and a lot
a preparation during the previous years, we eventually rose 3 new towers
(24m/27m/30m) respectively dedicated to 15m, 20m and 40m. The work ended just
one day before the contest (not a single piece of the stations assembled at
that time), with 3 fully exhausted ops, bit by mosquitos and burned by sun ...

However, we ran 3xSOSB (20QRP, 15HP, 10HP), with loooong operating times due to
high SFI. On 10m, the conditions were amazing, and I probably missed some QSOs
and mults (not enough S&P, and too tired to stay up all nights long).
Highlights were to be called by 2 stations in z23 (far away from FY) and run
some LP to Oceania.

CU in the next one.

73,
Herve F5HRY
 
FY5FY(@FY5KE)   SOSB/20 QRP   632,6242013-10-29 13:49:15
We just upgrade the antenna farm at FY5KE with Hervé F5HRY and Marc F1HAR.
The 5w in the new yagi 5el@27m make a great job with a possible new WR in
QRP...

Thanks for your patience to listen my week signal and QSOs in the 20m perpetual
noise.

73's
Didier/FY5FY
 
NA8V   SOAB LP   2,955,5582013-10-29 14:12:46
It was quite a thrill to have these conditions on all bands. At times they
seemed *too* good if that's possible. Highlights were an hour of 141 followed
by a 163 on 10 Sunday and a 98 on 20 Saturday afternoon. Biggest
disappointments were all the loud stations on 160/80 that were unworkable.

Thanks for all the Q's!

greg/na8v
 
F8CRS   SOAB HP   125,3302013-10-29 14:17:47
Just came back from holidays and try to give a few points, amazing 10m. west
caost was real 59!!!!!

CU on cw
 
DP6A(@DL8OH)   M/S HP   5,655,3362013-10-29 14:34:38
Two oldtimers(137 years in total ) and one newbee (only 40) had some fun....

Great condx in general, but a lot room for improvement still: Not the antennas,
not the station, but handling the keyboard !!
 
SZ1A   M/S HP   1,873,5192013-10-29 14:51:43
Tnx to all for calling us. We had a bad (operating) contest. A lot of problems.
We lost an antenna, an amplifier and two computers (!) during contest. Every
operator got 1-2 Kgs more because too rich lunches. Lunch and dinner was the
best time for the operators and the station was stopped working during lunch
and dinner... We hope to be more serious and competitive during cw event.
Congratulations to our friends in SX2I for the great score.
 
W9ILY   SOSB(A)/10 LP   262,9752013-10-29 14:54:11
Fantastic conditions on 10M.
 
HB9PUE   M/S HP   1,438,9762013-10-29 14:59:12
This is my very first contest in HF in my life.
It was an amazing experience. The new location is working flawlessly
with antennas for 160m to 10m. We had a great opening on Sunday.
Operators guests: HB9DHG Fulvio and HB9FBM Fabio.
I love contesting, I love this hobby! See you next year.

Vy 73 de HB9PUE Mauro
http://www.qrz.com/db/hb9pue
 
IB9T(@IB9T/IR9Y)   M/S HP   11,016,5402013-10-29 16:20:14
Thanks to the FB conditions on the high bands, we run one of our best M/S
contest ever but, on sunday, Mr. Murphy fired our final result with an internet
(cluster!) blackout since 01.15 to 11.30z... what a pity!
 
VE5PV(@VE5RI)   M/M HP   7,243,8212013-10-29 17:40:41
BEST BAND CONDITIONS IN YEARS; LOTS OF FOLKS SHOWED UP; GREAT TIME. BEST CONTEST
WEVE ENJOYED FOR NEIGH ABOUT 10 YEARS!
 
CE3BC(JUAN)   SOAB LP   205,5112013-10-29 18:17:16
Very Good Contest, many thanks and I will keep in Contact
 
WP3DX   M/S LP   802,3822013-10-29 18:34:50
Great contest had a lot of fun.

Tremendo concurso el CQWW este pasado fin de semana. Magnifica la
participación de Puerto Rico, a jusgar por lo que se veía en el DX cluster
creo que todos nos curamos y por lo que he visto creó que cayeron varios
records. Se veían muchos Boricuas “espoteaos” con bastante frecuencia.
WP4SD fué la sorpresa del evento matando la liga en 10 metros.
En nuestro caso fue la primera vez que participamos en el CQWW operando remoto
desde Florida. Este año eliminaron la categoria extreme y nos fuimos en la
categoria Multi-Single. Los operadores fueron Ramón KP4TR, Robert KP4Y y un
servidor Norbert KP4WK. Gracias a Ramón por toda la ayuda técnica con el
remoto. También al Robert Yankee que estaba como un nene chiquito operando
desde PR por primera vez en mucho tiempo. Se curó de lo lindo botando el moho
en SSB.

No se si tenga que ver pero el Viernes fue un día de mucha actividad solar y
las bandas estaban raras. Todo como que empezó un poco lento y con mucho
ruido.
El radio fué un TS-2000 100w y lo empezamos en 20m con la tribanda Mosley y
más tarde seguimos en 40m y 80m con el dipolo de alambre. Parecia que todo el
mundo estaba corriendo un kilo y el splatter era incredible donde queira que
nos metiamos. Logramos doscientos y pico QSOs esa primera noche (pujaos).
Sabado arranco más o menos bien, no fue hasta pasado el medio día que
empezamos a tener pequeños “bursts” de QSOs, en su mayoria americanos y
europeos. Yo diria que 10m el Sábado por la tarde fué el “highlight” de
la operación, estaba encendio!. Mas tarde Robert y Ramón cubrieron el turno
de la noche. El Domingo por la mañana se hicieron QSOs de forma esporádica
pero constante. De momento te llamaban dos o tres a la misma vez y de momento
nada. La tarde siguio cogiendo velocidad y se formaron unos pile-ups cheveres.
Primero fue Ramón, luego fué mi turno y mas tarde Robert. Nos divertimos de lo
lindo en 10, 15 y 20m. Ramón lo tomó al final para cerrar con broche de oro
creo que con Jamaica.

De verdad que estubo bien bueno, Esperamos que este sea el comienzo de muchas
cosas buenas por venir. Un saludo y nos vemos en el próximo.

WP3DX
 
VE6FI(VE6AQ)   SOSB/10 HP   516,5512013-10-29 19:11:41
Running the station off of solar power. No grid connection, no diessel
generator, no natural gas, so internet.

The station is just getting re established after a 3 year move.

Denis ve6aq
 
N6ETO   SOAB(A) HP   340,5752013-10-29 20:15:34
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: SB
CALLSIGN: N6ETO
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 340575
OPERATORS: N6ETO
NAME: EMERITO CABREROS
ADDRESS: 401 DIXSON ST.
ADDRESS: ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420
ADDRESS: USA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V12.1.2
END-OF-LOG:
 
WØAIH   M/M HP   11,520,6782013-10-29 20:30:44
Another excellent adventure from The Farm!

We were rather short of full time operators and thin at some of the positions
all weekend. Didn't make a lot of use out of the spotting stations and the low
bands weren't covered full time during the nights. Might have made sense to go
M/2 but doing that from The Farm would be sacrilegious! Everyone that was there
had plenty of operating time!

Paul welcomed three newcomers to the station. DL5NEN from Germany and K0CN and
WF0T from Minnesota. DL5NEN was in the midwest on a business trip. Tom had a
blast running 10, 15 and 20 meters into Europe. We had a hoot sitting and
listening to him move flawlessly back and forth between English and German as
he was running the pileups!

KG2A (JJ1RJR) had a fun time on 15 and 20 running the JA's!

OA4ABC was our Sunday afternoon secret weapon running South Americans on 10
meters!

A hi-lite for W0UC was QSYing from 40 meters to 6 meters Saturday evening and
working a ZL! Seems like we should get some points for that. :-)

Paul's wife Mary brought us at least two big pans of sticky buns that were
delicious!

Thanks again to Paul and Mary for their hospitality and another fantastic
weekend at The Farm!

Lets cross our fingers CW weekend is as good!

73

Scott NE9U
 
VE3MIS   M/M HP   5,747,1332013-10-29 20:31:06
Murphy did everything to slow us down, but could not let it get the better of us
with the kind of band conditions we had.
 
NI7J   SOAB HP   16,5302013-10-29 20:58:31
[log removed from comments]

END-OF-LOG:
 
KH6MB(@KH6TE)   M/2 HP   12,616,1922013-10-29 21:08:06
This was the annual gathering of the SANDWICH ISLANDS SHORTWAVE CLUB (KH6TE) for
CQWW SSB. Antennas/equipment are set up in DXpedition style a few days prior to
the contest.

Antennas consist of six pieces of #14 wire:
10M: 1/2 wave end-fed vertical wire dipole
15M: 1/2 wave end-fed vertical wire dipole
20M: 1/2 wave end-fed vertical wire dipole
40M: 1/2 wave end-fed vertical wire dipole
80M: 1/2 wave end-fed vertical wire dipole
160M: 1/4 wave inverted L

33 foot ground mounted DK9SQ Kanga poles support the 10/15/20 meter half-wave
wire monoband vertical antennas. 80/160M are hung from coconut trees next to
the beach. The 80M antenna is in an inverted L shape with about 65 feet of
vertical before the fold. The 160M antenna is a 1/4 wave inverted L.

Thanks to W7TAE for hosting our team.

Mahalo for all the Qs!
 
3V7A(@3V8BB)   M/S HP   19,206,7202013-10-29 23:07:28
Plan has been made with Hrane YT1AD for an MS Operation from 3V8BB during CQ WW
SSB this year. Due to operators unavailability, we were about to drop the idea
and go for two SB operations.
However, I wanted to give MS another try and called my friend Andy RA9CKQ to
join us. That was just one week before the contest. It took him one day to
revert back to me saying that he's able to make it to Tunis.

The team was composed of Hrane YT1AD, Andy RA9CKQ and myself KF5EYY only. This
wasn't enough but will allow everybody a plenty of operating hours.
We set up two stations; one for Run and one for chasing mults. Like in every
year, station maintenance never ends; problems with rotators, antennas,
transceiver...

Our targets for this operations were to make 8000 QSOs and to be in Top 3; The
first is relatively under our control, the second........unfortunately not! :)

Conditions were very good; we all enjoyed beautiful runs and nice openings!

Thank you all for the Qs and activity!!

73 Ash KF5EYY on behalf of 3V7A Team
www.kf5eyy.info
 
UT5ULX   SOAB LP   215,4982013-10-29 23:25:11
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
14 77 122 16 38
21 270 527 26 74
28 163 358 18 42
Total 510 1007 60 154


Score : 215 498
 
HI8GPR(@HI3CC)   SOSB/80 LP   38,5002013-10-30 00:02:42
MUCHAS GRACIAS A MIS AMIGOS DE LOMA DEL TORO DX-CONTEST CLUB POR FACILITAR ESTA
OPORTUNIDAD. COMO SIEMPRE ME SENTI COMO EN MI CASA.
 
IR4M   M/S HP   13,096,5552013-10-30 00:09:52
Very good conditions, on high and low bands, resulted in a very fun contest and
in our best result ever on SSB. 10m were amazing, with pile-ups well over
29.000 Mhz!
Nice to see M/S increasing participation on Cqcontest.net game during the
contest, though it seems that many still prefer just to stay watching instead.
Congratulations to our friends at OM7M for their outstanding result. Maybe some
operators took advantage of some prune-based "secret weapon" ? :)
Thanks to IB9T teams for the nice italian challenge.
Two new entries joined us for the first time: Nicola IZ4NIC and Nicolo' IZ6TSA
(19 years young). Thank you guys, good job!

See u next.
 
VU2NKS   SOAB LP   331,1282013-10-30 02:05:22
Elecraft K3/100

3 el steppir

writelog
 
EA7LL   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,581,2162013-10-30 02:08:07
Nice conditions on 20m. Was not easy to keep a qrg due to band noise.

Thank you to all who called me.

see you in the next one
 
TM1A(@F6KOP)   M/M HP   10,332,1262013-10-30 02:11:33
First attempt in M/M category.

Instead of Murphy op ( 6 hours off on 40m and 2 on 10 during opening) we
enjoyed a lot this contest. See you next month, same category, in CW.

73.

The Provins ARS, F6KOP
 
CN3A   M/2 HP   37,568,0612013-10-30 02:34:55
Another Great contest @ Cn3a

Thank's to the organizers and all the participants.

Complete CQWW SSB photos and contest comments here :

https://www.facebook.com/pages/CN3A/112969535390789

Best 73' de CN3A team!
 
CR6K   M/S HP   9,080,1902013-10-30 02:44:59
This year's goal of the CR6K station was to do a single op HP but after meeting
Manny W2MF (CT1FPQ) I decided to invite him for a M/S with only 2 ops (for the
1st time M/S from CR6K). I was conscious that the station was not ready for
such category having only 100W on the 2nd radio, which made things a lot more
difficult when working mults.

All the antennas worked great, beverages too, the 10m band was just great and
we noticed that 20m suffered a lot from the 10m beeing so open.

I especially want to thanks Manny W2MF for his visit and company, especially
for operating mostly during the night hours due to back pain.

Thanks to everyone who gave a point to CR6K.

73, from the (CR6K) crew, CT1CJJ, Jose & W2MF, Manny.
 
HL5YI   SOSB/15 HP   7,9562013-10-30 03:11:07
I have catch cold....
 
K7DR   SOSB/10 LP   28,8972013-10-30 03:27:45
Yaesu FT-450 100w CB Ground Plane at 25 feet
All S&P using N3FJP Log 4.2
 
N1UR   SOAB LP   5,123,4242013-10-30 04:04:26
An amazing weekend for sure as all have commented. I heard myself saying WOW
a number of times. Examples: VU2 calling in on a 10M run.Working 40M Asia and
10M EU at the same time. Actually running on 10M JA and S & Ping 40M EU at
the
same time.Running 80M EU with low power on SSB. Hearing 7O and working him
first
call - then realizing he was legit for an all time new one on Monday. Seeing
the
rate meter hit 375 a few times on 10M runs (low power USA - amazing). There
are
many others. It was for sure a top 5 contest condition weekend for me in my
career.
I wouldn't say it was better than the 2000, 2001, 2002 eras but we are so
starved
for them now that it feels better. It was great and we all hope for more.

When the month started, I didn't think breaking the Low Power record again was

possible given the conditions predicted. As the week of the contest rolled
around and
conditions were way better than originally forecasted then as flare after
flare
was kicking in and driving the CMEs all away from earth I realized that it
could be
shaping up for the perfect storm. Which greatly changes strategy and goals
for
the weekend. As I hit the 24 hour mark with 2.4 Million points, I knew that
if
conditions held at all and nothing broke, a new record was likely in store.

I broke the 2011 record at 1700Z Sunday with 4.1 Million points. The QSO
record
fell at 1835Z with 2740 Qs in the log and the 2012 record fell at 1850Z with
4.48
Million points. I then set my goal at unimaginable numbers for USA Low Power
SSB
of the 3000 Q and 5 Million gross points level. I would not have dared dream
of
such numbers back in the dog days of 2006 - 2007 as I stared an K1ZM's Low
Power
record of 3.5 Million. But I got there with ulimately 3050 Qs and 5.15 Million

points. It is humbling to even write that.

Sure hope for a repeat in the CW test. W3EF's record beckons...

73 and thanks greatly for all the Qs,

Ed N1UR

I have not outlined the station in quite a while, so I thought I would take the

opertunity to do so now.

Radios: FT1000MP Mk V x 2. I really love these radios. I have learned how to

set them for dealing with QRM on SSB and to handle packet pile-ups quite
nicely.
They always get fantastic audio reports and you never have to worry about
"rebooting" a Yaesu.

Software: Wintest. A great product that allows me to sound like SO1R to the
person
I am working but I am actually SO2R.

Switches and Stacks: Array Solutions products. Like the products and love the

support. Thanks guys.

Hardline: I have about 2000 feet of LDF5-50 in the woods. My 2 towers are 250
and
400 foot runs from the shack. At lower power, every watt counts. Having less
than
1db loss to the antenna on every band is my goal.

Antennas:

I am on the side of a steep ridge that drops off about 120 feet and then slopes
down
another 500 feet. The view from due north all across Europe through Africa is

stunning. I am at 1200 foot elevation. The South direction is flat. The West
and
northwest are inclined up to a peak of 1500 feet. I don't do great to those
directions. HFTA is "dead on" from my experience especially if you
carefully measure
your elevations away from the tower for about 1000 feet in the important
directions.

160M - 2 el phased T top verticals with 48 radials under each. Each 70 ft high
of wire.

80M - 2el phased array. 65 feet up but hugely ridge enhanced to EU. Slopers
NW, SW, SE.

40M - 3el M2 at 80 feet (Antenna rocks!). 2 el delta loop to the south.

20M - 4/4. Force 12 4el and a Telrex 4 el. That system also rocks! 80 and 35
ft.
A 3 el home brew south at 57ft.

15M - 6el M2 at 70 feet. 8 el Telrex at 30 ft. And a 3 el Force 12 south at 50
ft.
The M2 is just amazing. It is the only antenna I have used allowing me to

run JA on 15M from here in Vermont.

10M- 6 el KLM at 70 ft. 4el Home brew at 50 ft south. 8el home brew at 30 ft
EU (45 ft boom)
 
WØNFS   SOAB LP   20,1602013-10-30 05:47:13
CQWWSSB Score Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2013-10-26

CallSign Used : W0NFS
Operator(s) : W0NFS

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 04
Gridsquare : EM38QO

Name : Ricky Barron
Address : 1511 Pheasant Ridge Drive
City/State/Zip : Ellisville MO 63011-2061
Country : USA

ARRL Section : MO
Club/Team : Mississippi Valley DX/Contest Club
Software : N1MM Logger V12.11.1

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
14 3 9 3 3
21 30 82 10 18
28 59 149 18 32
Total 92 240 31 53


Score : 20,160
Rig :

Antennas :

Soapbox :


I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
established for amateur radio in my country. My report is
correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be
bound by the decisions of the Contest Committee.
 
EA8EW(OHØXX)   SOSB/10 HP   2,340,3902013-10-30 05:51:03
FT1000MP, ACOM2000A, 4 X 3-el (EU/NA/SA/AF)
 
IO1T(@IQ1RY)   M/S HP   11,243,3072013-10-30 06:00:34
A lot of fun this year to IQ1RY!
My intention was to make a "light" SOSB 40m but I was very happy with
the idea of ​​Andrea IK4VET to make a MS.
They joined us iq2cj friends and we had fun together.
Usual suffering rx on the low bands, especially working multipliers,
fortunately the propagation was very good on higher bands and gave excellent
results.
Thanks to all the Team for their work and to Andrea for organizing tactics
pre-contest and Flavio RQT for great setup preparation.
I am very sorry that Alberto BSY and Mau ZXQ were not able to join the group
because of a flu, a real shame ...
See you back in the cw leg!
Flavio IK1SPR
 
SP2KPD   M/S HP   1,254,2102013-10-30 06:10:12
FT100MP, TL922, Dipoles 160/80/40, Yagi 20/15/10
 
AB1J   SOSB(A)/15 LP   61,2902013-10-30 06:25:39
I'm not a baseball fan, but I'm happy for my friends and neighbors who are
excited about the Red Sox in the world series. I watch the games to be part of
the community. Pretty much the same goes for phone contesting. I'm glad there
are so many happy folks out there and I wanted to join in, too. It's not my cup
of tea, but it's a big deal and I like to be present and accounted for.

Conditions wre great. Saturday was my good day but I couldn't get anyting going
to the Pacific and Asia. Only worked one each of JA and KH6 the whole weekend.

Early Sunday morning I was wading up to my knees in EU splatter and crap. I
thought I'd been teleported over the pond. What a mess! Had to dial way back on
the RF gain. Solar weather stats were the same on Sunday but condx weren't as
good as Saturday and I had worked all the easy (for me) stuff, so it was a
slower day.

Operating Assisted on SSB is quite different than CW or RTTY since there are no
voice skimmers. I wonder who puts up SSB spots anyway since it helps the
competition. I spotted some USA big gun stations just to stir things up.

I hope the good condx can hold up for another spin of the sun for the CW
contest in November. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Hope to see you then.

FT-2000-N1MM-Win8-attic dipole

73,
Kermit (Ken), AB1J
 
A71BX(@A71CO)   M/M HP   25,494,0712013-10-30 06:34:00
Station Setup
160m = Inv L
80m = Dipole and Vertical
40m = 4 elements
20m = 4 over 4 elements
15m = 4 over 4 elements
10m = 7 over 7 elements

see you soon on the air :)
73
de A71BX ALI
 
9A5ADH(@9A6B)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   70,8002013-10-30 07:23:45
Since this summer's storm broke quad antenna, I was forced to work with a
vertical antenna for 7 MHz at a height of 2 meters above the ground. The
antenna works quite well at 21 MHz too, but in this crowded band was very
difficult or even impossible to call some stations, such KH6, KL7, and the most
I had to call about 10 times or more.
Anyway, it was a unique experience to work in a crowded band with modest setup,
luckily there the parrot was functioning, so the throat was not injured, hi.
I hope we can do the next contest set a new pole and quad antenna, or even a
better one.

73, 9a5adh
 
TI5W   M/2 HP   18,941,7802013-10-30 08:38:39
 
RT5Z(RA3CW)   SOAB(A) HP   6,199,9202013-10-30 09:17:37
CU in CW !
 
YV6BXN   SOAB HP   370,0182013-10-30 09:26:28
With severe antena restriction this year and a disfony due to faringitis, I
Plugged into my R7 vertical and tried to run the contest this way. The key word
in that sentence is(tried) because I am starting to notice as I get older I am
getting worse at this and get frustrated more easily and with a vertical a bit
more sure understood

Thanks for all of the qso's and if I displeased anyone, please accept my
apologies.

GUD DX,

PD hpe next year run my kt36xa again to see difference
 
YN2AA(N6GQ)   SOAB HP   7,981,5282013-10-30 09:39:39
My typical novel of a 3830 post follows…as always, read on if you have any
interest…I love reading all these, and its my way of remembering the fun
weekends.

Wow, what more can be said about the fantastic conditions this past weekend?!
In my 30+ years of contesting this has to be one of the top weekends I've ever
experienced, and a great joy to experience it from near the equator.

I'd like to first once again thank my gracious hosts, Octavio (YN2N) and his
wonderful wife Martha. They make my stay there absolutely wonderful. I continue
to say, there is something magical about that volcanic soil that makes the
station play like there's no tomorrow. That, combined with the excellent
conditions made for a very fun trip.

This was my third CQWW SSB from YN, and each time is a bit different. I try to
incorporate things I learn into each one to improve. While I thought I would
improve this year's score over last, it didn't work out that way for a number
of reasons I think. Mostly strategy blunders on my part, and not keeping the
proper perspective and focus where it needed to be.

Radio/Amp: Elecraft K3, KPA500 (500w) (Thank you, Elecraft, for supplying the
amp!)
Antennas:
10/15/20: Cushcraft A3 @ 60'
40: 2L wire quad fixed on EU/W4, dipole broadside N/S (W8, South America), 3L
fullsize wire yagi fixed on JA/W6
80: Dipole
160: Dipole (using some of the other antennas as RX antennas sometimes)

I had originally planned to do SO2V, using a second radio as the second VFO to
tune around and find multis, kind of a "poor man's SO2R" - but ended
up never using it. So this operation was completely SO1R, completely in the
realm of "Classic" (and non-assisted).

A year or two ago I put together a group of some top contesters to talk about
how we can collectively learn from each other about increasing our performance
both pre and during the contests we all do and love. Today one of our topics
was sleep and how to best deal with sleep before and during the contest. This
is admittedly a very difficult area for me, and it ended up being a problem
this weekend. In years past, I would get 1-2 hours sleep per night, not only to
avoid the sleep deprivation effects, but also because there's really not much
going on in those deep hours of darkness that's really worth much in the long
run. Being fresh for the morning runs (or, fresher) really makes a difference.
I didn't sleep at all the first night, but felt great by Saturday morning, and
thought "Fantastic!". The next night I didn't sleep again, and by
Sunday morning, I was a wreck. I couldn't keep my eyes open, and knew if I
didn't do something the rest of the day would be worthless. So I went in around
1500z for an hour nap. Upon waking, I was worse off than before, I was still
tired, but I was completely out of touch with reality - recognizing that I
didn't know how N1MM worked any more, and couldn't figure out how to log a QSO,
and realizing that either I'm just in that state of sleep deprivation, or if
something else was going on. I have some health issues and looking back on it,
I was a little worried I might have been having a small stroke (my feet were
swollen up from sitting for 36 hours straight) and I should have taken measures
to avoid that, but I didn't realize until it was too late what was happening. Oh
well. Its these kinds of things that pop up in the heat of battle that you
don't know or think about until you're actually there and doing it. This had
never been an issue before, so maybe I'm just getting old. To those that worked
me in the hours after 1500z, I apologize if I was not very with it - I was
really, really out of it. First strategy mistake.

Anyhow, I had just recently returned from a trip to VU/4S7, and another trip to
the US east coast, so I was a bit travel-worn, and had caught a cold in 4S7 that
I was still recovering from, so my throat was still sore and I was somewhat
congested, and this made things a bit rough. As the weekend went on, my voice
got deeper and deeper, and my ability to speak clearly and quickly wasn't what
it was before. Combining this with a few previous evenings of skeds and play on
160 and I had set myself up for a pretty dumb way to start a contest - already
short on sleep and not feeling 100%. But alas, with conditions like that, I was
ready to go!

Looking back on things, one of the biggest mistakes I made in addition to the
not-sleeping thing was not starting the contest on 10M. Last year, conditions
weren't nearly as good and 20M was clearly the right choice to start. However
this year, I thought that 20M would still be a good band to start on because if
anything it would be better than last year (but it wasn't!). But I think in
retrospect and comparing my scores to others, I didn't spend nearly enough time
on 10M. I think I lost probably close to 1000 QSOs with this mistake alone.
Strategy mistake number 2.

I made another calculated strategy decision, and that was to stay outside the
US phone band until after the European runs died down. This would give me two
advantages - 1) I could maximize the european pileups (and hence more 3
pointers and multis) because they are much different than US pileups in terms
of management and 2) I would condense the US pileups into shorter windows,
thereby reducing the 0-QSO times of what can seem like constant CQing in
between the times when you get spotted. It can go from feeling like there's no
one in the world hearing you, to being overwhelmed by a huge pileup, all over a
matter of seconds due to 1 cluster spot. So the long and short of it is that I
spent too much time in the non-US bands because the European pileups never went
away (and I can't get the rate in the EU pileups)! This lowered my QSO total
significantly because I (again, stupidly) missed the peak rates to the US,
where I should have had high-300's to 400+/hr rates. Strategy mistake number
3.

In the days preceding the contest, I spent some time on 160 trying to give out
a new country to some. Each night there was significant local lightning and try
as I might, I could only work the loudest of the folks - they could hear me
just fine but I couldn't hear much at all. Changing to different RX antennas
didn't help because in the midst of a strong electrical storm that is within a
mile or two of you with constant lightning overwhelms any RX antenna - and at
one point I shut down and disconnected because I could feel/smell the lightning
- too close! Well, the same was true each night during the contest - lightning
and local storms made the noise level constantly high with constant crashes
that pin the S-meter. 80 was similar. 40 was better. Friday night 40 wasn't
that good for me to Europe or USA, and 80 was poor, 160 was almost
non-existent. Saturday night was much better, and I was able to work some
europeans on 80 finally. On Sunday afternoon I was able to pick up a few quick
European mults on 40 a few hours before sunset that I had missed before.

Then, as luck would have it, we had a power failure around 1800z on Sunday as I
remember, peak time to the US. It gave me time to recover a bit from the
zombieness of no-sleep, but I think in all reality had we had power straight
through, my score would be relatively unchanged. No biggy.

I noticed a few things this year:

- "Please copy" still prevalent
- Dupe rates were high (I had 86 dupes I think)
- The cluster effect is kind of a drag, consistency would be much nicer. Are we
becoming dependent on the cluster to find DX now?
- Some of the big M/M's ops need help with listening and TX quality

To expand on the above, the "please copy" thing, while being somewhat
of an irritant, just is. But I think its a symptom of something bigger, that is
that IMHO, we should strive to make QSOs as efficiently as possible, that means
as few extraneous words/transmissions as possible. We're all doing something
like this to some degree, maybe its not "please copy" but it might be
in the phonetics we use (or don't) that require us to retransmit again, or the
extraneous "thank you" versus "thanks", or what is quicker
- "five nine" or "fifty nine"? This leads into my
discussion of rates this year, more below.

I think high dupe rates for me were partly due to the cluster spam that myself
and others experienced.

As far as the big M/M's, I stopped by and pointed out to one of the big M/M's
20M op that he was 15-20khz wide and that it sounded almost unintelligible. He
cut back on the processing which helped, but I think there more than just an
over-processing issue going on. Not sure what it was but I can't count how many
times I heard callers and had to have them repeat because they were just over
processed to the point of unintelligability. As a few have pointed out,
perhaps this is becoming an offensive tactic to keep a run frequency and cut
down on frequency neighbors. I also wonder if this was part of why I had such a
difficult time with keeping a run frequency. In the days preceding the contest I
worked with Jim (K9YC) and others to get as close to perfect contest audio as I
could. Looking at TX audio on a scope, and then going for best clarity, punch
and comfort. I got a LOT of "Great audio" comments so I think that's
a good thing, but at the same time I don't think I was wide and therefore folks
creep up right next to me and then push me off (remember, 500w and a tribander
is no match for 1500+w and big monobander stacks).

I recorded the entire contest so if any of the big M/Ms want to hear what their
station sounded like, I'm happy to provide, just ask. On this topic, if anyone
else recorded the contest, I think it would be really cool to take our
respective QSO recordings to get a feel for what each end sounded like at the
exact same point in time. Hmm…anyone?

The other thing that I noticed is that the big M/M's are often not the best
listeners. When you're "Fresh Meat" on a new band, they are always
the first ones through the pileup, but they are sometimes the last ones to
reply for the exchange. While I would acknowledge that when working simplex,
the pileup gets in the way, but its usually 2 of the big M/M's that have this
issue, while the rest of the pileup is quick to respond and we can all move on.


So, now to talk about one of my favorite subjects - Rate. This year, my rate
numbers were not as good as I had hoped - and not as good as last year. Part of
it was just my previously discussed strategic fails, but also I think due to a
number of other things - EU pileup management, cluster effect, etc. Regardless,
here's some numbers:

The best 60 minute rate was 351/hour from 2023 to 2122 (down from 380 last
year)
The best 30 minute rate was 368/hour from 2023 to 2052
The best 10 minute rate was 414/hour from 2025 to 2034

The best 1 minute rates were:
9 QSOs/minute 3 times.
8 QSOs/minute 21 times.
7 QSOs/minute 72 times.
6 QSOs/minute 143 times.
5 QSOs/minute 209 times.
4 QSOs/minute 292 times.
3 QSOs/minute 301 times.
2 QSOs/minute 300 times.
1 QSOs/minute 426 times.

I'll make available (on http://www.n6gq.com) recordings of these high-rate
chunks if anyone cares.

And also, thanks for the 6-banders:

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

NN3W K8AZ NA2U K3LR TI5W PJ4X
NQ4I W3LPL KC1XX

I had 49 5-banders, mostly I think due to very poor top band conditions. I'm
glad I wasn't the only one though to report the same poor low band conditions.

No plans yet for WW CW. While I much prefer CW contests, my work/family life
has to be the priority for a bit and so I may not do much on the CW front this
year, we'll see…anyone need an op? :)

Thanks for the Q's - this one was memorable!

73 de Jeff, N6GQ, YN2AA
 
II9P   M/M HP   26,949,1202013-10-30 10:19:05
Congratulations to operators at ES9C and DR1A for their superscores! They are
superb operators with big stations and, expecially this year, ES9C took big
advantage of new antennas and propagation through North Pole! It is not true so
that souther european stations have advantage over them. We have to improve few
things in the station setup (rx capability and 40 meters antenna to USA: a
simple high wire Yagi will be enough). Many thanks to our foreign operators
that this year enjoyed the italian team: super WRTC operators Ray, W2RE, and
Lee, WW2DX, made their great job on the american pile-ups as well as Norman,
5B4AIF. Thank you guys for joining us spending so much time in flights. Next
year we will have the local airport full operative (Comiso) and we hope to meet
other friends with low fare rates. Stacked antennas made the difference and
there is no doubt that even the low loss 7/8 lines made thier job to improve
the S/N. Every one dB (or even every half dB) of gain was considered by the
station engineers (IT9CJC, IT9EQO, IT9GSF) to the right elevation angles and
realized by the all days, all weeks, all months manifacturing team (IT9AUG and
IT9EQO). We have the station! Now we have to improve our operating skill and we
will add 30% to our score. Thanks to the stations that worked us, please look
for our signals in the next contests. 73 de Fabio, IT9GSF (One of II9P).
 
OM5M(@OM3KFF)   M/S HP   7,364,2102013-10-30 10:25:50
https://www.facebook.com/pages/R%C3%A1dioklub-Omega-OM3KFF-OM5M/216127469910
 
VE9ML   M/2 LP   3,148,4312013-10-30 10:50:06
Had a great time. Thanks to all for the points and multipliers.

73
Marcel
VE9ML
 
FY5KE(F1HAR)   SOSB/15 HP   2,689,5802013-10-30 11:12:40
After a hard week of antennas and towers upgrade under agressive sun with Hervé
F5HRY and Didier FY5FY, I was ready only few minutes before the contest to
operate.
A lot of stress and work, not so good if you want to achieve the best result
you can.
Good conditions during the contest, but very low rates on sunday morning.
Finally a similar result as in 2011.

Many thanks to all for calls.

CU next one.

73
Marc F1HAR
 
TM5T(F6GOX)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,014,7802013-10-30 11:14:53
It is really fun to renew with contesting activity since many years and from a
new location. Previously organized as a "classic" activity, many bad
mechanical contacts on the tribander beam will need to choice the 10 meters
band. Strong rain and thunderstorms help definitly the choice the band farest
from the low bands... The beginnig is bad, I have difficulties to be "in
the contest" the first hours... Hopefully I awake and the sunday is
better. This poor beggining is responsible that I probably am not this time in
the top ten world. I will be better the next time! Many thanks for all who had
contact me. Best 73 Laurent F6GOX as TM5T.
 
IW2HAJ   SOAB(A) HP   6,944,4152013-10-30 11:55:34
Thanks to all who made in my log.
 
PT7KJ(PY7RP)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   844,5462013-10-30 11:56:57
Great Contest! Thanks for every contact in log!
Hope cu in CW part.

Rig: IC 756 pro 3 / ant 6 over 6 yagi top @ 35m up bottom @ 20m up.

73 Renner
PY7RP
 
UN2E   SOSB/10 LP   179,1402013-10-30 13:12:29
Thanks to all participants!
73!Anatoly
 
ED9Z(EA9LZ)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   2,305,0802013-10-30 13:35:44
Great contest, great propagation, enjoy very much, unfortunately saturday
afternoon bad conditions to USA.

Icom 7600
Om4000A
5 elements to USA
5 elements to Europe
5 elements rotary.

Thanks to all to call me.
73s
EA9LZ Jorge
 
8P5A(W2SC)   SOAB HP   17,576,5042013-10-30 14:01:43
Despite a fierce storm the first night with lightning and precipitation static,
and very poor low band conditions all weekend, it turned out to be an
incredible contest. The high bands were outstanding both days.

Activity was great all weekend with 6 hours over 300 and only 4 under 100

Worked all zones but 39. Also missed zone 19 on 20. Remarkable amount of zone
18 activity this year.

Thanks to all for the Q's and the moves

Thanks to my wife Kathleen for all of her help. We flew down the day after she
completed her first half-marathon and worked two long days in the hot sun to get
everything set up.

QSL via LoTW or NN1N

73, Tom W2SC
 
N5BO(@N5FG)   SOAB LP   2,202,1802013-10-30 14:06:32
It has been many years since I last participated in a contest, so I really
wasn't sure what to expect. My number one goal was to improve on my 2004 score
that placed me in the top 10, well I accomplished that, but I doubt it will be
enough to place in the top 10 again. My other goal was to get over 100 on 10M
because I was still a few short for DXCC on the band, which after uploading to
LOTW I achieved that.

With wire antennas for 160/80 and a 40m Yagi that was limited to turning from
300 to 0 degrees made for long nights. Looking back I should of worked on
getting some rest the first night instead of going 23 hours out of the first
24. The station is best on 10M, so I stuck with trying to get the most QSO's I
could on that band while mixing in sweeps of 20/15 to find mults and new
stations to work at times. On 10M I was able to get a couple of runs going to
EU that produced 110+ an hour, but never developed anything to JA's.

Typical of Sunday afternoons, the new multipliers that popped up on the bands
were easy to find with the massive pileups, but was hardly worth the time spent
on trying to get through with 100 watts. A few times I just kept on going, but
returned later to find the pileups more manageable. 40M seems like a zoo with
the band allocations now, I much preferred the band back in 2004 with the DX
working split instead of having to find them mixed in with HUGE NA signals.

And finally, a couple of things that bothered me during the contest were the
large amount of stations who take forever to sign their callsigns, this is a
pain when mostly operating S&P and it forces me to just keep going with
hopes of running across the station later. Another is the amount of stations
with terrible audio, at times it makes it very hard to even understand what is
being said by them, not to mention how wide their signals are!

Thanks to FLoyd N5FG for having me at his station and I look forward to
building my own in the future.

Justin
N5BO
 
DK7AH(@DL1A)   SOAB Classic HP   1,011,7172013-10-30 14:27:29
My first phone contest sharing the equipment of DL1A with Maik/DJ2QV. Thanks to
him for his technical support and to Toffy/DJ6ZM for let us play once more with
his outstanding station. In spite of having some fun, my prefered mode still is
the morse code.
 
W1DX(@W1AN)   M/2 HP   4,265,6522013-10-30 15:08:24
Casual, part time operation. Ten was wild ride! Did work all zones, which was
nice.
73,
John, W1AN
 
IO4C(IZ4ZAW)   SOSB/160 HP   90,2882013-10-30 16:09:31
A special thanks to Max IZ4dpv for giving me his station, while he was at D4C,
for this CQ WW SSB 2013 in SO160HP.
This was my first World contest, the first contest in 160. Well, I am ham radio
operator for 10 months!
There have been 28 hours of madness! Maximum adrenaline and absolute fun!
I am very pleased with how it went and what I could do, I exceeded the target
that was given to me by IZ4dpv, but surely there is still a lot to improve and
learn!
My compliments to OK1CDJ for the excellent result! I am happy that this year
there are high among the first results on the leaderboard!
Thanks to all the American stations who called me at night, especially the
LU2DKT station with a strong signal.

Cu in the next contest
73 'IZ4ZAW Giammarco.
 
VE7WO(@VE7SZ)   SOSB/20 HP   821,1042013-10-30 16:12:34
Great conditions and much fun as no shortage of activity for the most part.
Thanks to Allan for the use of his excellent station. It was real treat! Hope
to hear you all on again in CQWW CW. Thanks to all who called

73,

Brian
VE7WO
 
PY2NY   SOAB LP   1,518,8342013-10-30 16:13:12
Was so great, and yeah, I had fun all the time! I was blaming the propagation,
not good really, but a lot of friends on the air, calling me by name!! Contest
is the house of brothers!

Did LU on 160m, and was superb! What kind of emotion!

PJ2T gave me a multiplier on 80m, and remember guys, I was using 100w all the
time.

Well, the years are coming and I am feeling that, for sure. Hope to listen all
of you during CQ WW CW Contest.

Tech info: Yaesu FT 1000 MK-V Field, Heil ProSet noise canceller, Microham
MK2R+ and Band Decoders, Yaesu Rotator G1000SDX, KLM KT34XA @22m, CushCraft
40-2CD @25m and Alpha Delta DXA 160-80 @20m in urban space of 12 x 30m... Yes,
I am crazy and still have Dodge WC-51 1944 and Jeep Willys MB 1942 in the
garage!!

I am looking for Harley Davidson WLA or WLC 1942 - if you find one, let me
know, this will close my collection hi hi hi

C Y A guys

Best 73 / 88 from
Vitor PY2NY, V26NY, 9H3NY
Ana PU2VYT, V26ANA
 
PRØF(PY3MM)   SOSB/40 HP   240,9482013-10-30 16:18:16
A lot of fun!
Special tnx to:
PY3FJ PY3IOD PY3MD PY3NZ PY3KN Ramiro David Rock PP5EG PY2WC PY2TDX PY2AG PP5JD
PP5ABG Severino

And a big 73 to PU0FDN

fte 73
Miguel
PY3MM
 
CE3ETE   M/S LP   3232013-10-30 16:36:12
First experience in this contest. Ready for future ones.
See you on air!!!!
 
VE2DXY   M/2 HP   5,195,4312013-10-30 16:37:52
Best contest in years from Zone 2. We doubled our score from previous years.
Band conditions were the best we have seen with a better than predicted 10
Meters. Even the weather cooperated with good conditions for set up and take
down.
 
C6ARW(NØHJZ`)   SOAB(A) HP   3,863,4002013-10-30 16:45:29
A fun contest. My version of high power was running my FT1000 at 200 watts!
Had a vertical for 40/80, a rotating dipole for 10-15-20 and a dipole (at 20
ft) for 160M. Not a big station but I sure had fun! Thanks to everyone who
worked me!

I left the rotating dipole, feedline and rotator down in C6A. I already have
left an HF6V vertical too. If you'd like a great place to stay (and relax),
let me know.

73 Rich N0HJZ - C6ARW
 
IG9Y   M/M HP   36,685,2002013-10-30 16:52:51
IG9Y 2013 project started one year ago and ended as a true field day operation:
the contest location provided only a shelter, all other stuff like antennas and
equipment was brought by the team by road from Slovenia or by air. Also the
power came from a portable solution; a rented 50kW generator.

With 13 operators we entered in the Multi/Multi category with one station per
band from this nice location: all antennas were located a few (10ths) of meters
from the 90m high cliffs on the north side of the island of Lampedusa (AF-019).

160M: dipole, 400m beverage
80M: 4-square & dipole, 2x reversable beverages (174m each)
40M: 4-square & dipole
20M: 2x 14OWA4 by EAntenna
15M: 2x 21LFA4 by EAntenna
10M: 4ELE Yagi and 3ELE delta loop

We are very pleased with the result given the circumstances and we will now
build upon this first experience. Expect us back in 2014 for both SSB and CW.

More info and pictures/video's can be found on the IG9Y website.

Thanks for all QSO's, the entire team had a blast!

73
IG9Y-Team.
 
NY2GB(@N2FF)   SOAB Rookie LP   147,6002013-10-30 16:57:24
This contest was a blast! The conditions were amazing. I never thought I would
contract China, and neither did my grandpa; but I did! This contest has been
one of my favorites. I can't wait to do it again next year.
 
IG9R(IK8HCG)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   1,201,4212013-10-30 17:00:51
many thank's to the Italian Navy force and the ENEA Agency for helping me.
see you next year
 
K2PLF   SOAB(A) HP   1,343,1232013-10-30 17:09:38
Great to see the SFI up during a contest. 10 sounded like the good old days. I
enjoyed doing a relaxed part time effort and I am pleased eith the results.
See you all from PJ2T next month in the CW contest. 73 de Marty K2PLF
 
VE3AAQ   SOSB/15 HP   974,6522013-10-30 17:21:43
Fantastic conditions! Propagation was so good that my neighbour could hear me
on his cordless phone.

Rig: Yaesu FTdx-5000 with Kenwood TL-922 amplifier, 800w out
Antenna: HyGain TH5 tribander up 15m (50ft)
 
WP3EF   SOAB Classic LP   129,9042013-10-30 17:37:52
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 4.2
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: WP3EF
LOCATION: PR
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-TIME: 12-HOURS
CLAIMED-SCORE: 129904
OPERATORS: WP3EF
NAME: Eddie Figueroa
ADDRESS: HC-4 BOX 8729
ADDRESS: CANOVANAS PR
ADDRESS: OO729
EMAIL: wp3ef73@gmail.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
WA3OFC   SOAB HP   68,6252013-10-30 17:40:20
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
7 17 47 6 17
14 28 78 16 28
21 35 99 14 34
28 53 151 15 53
Total 133 375 51 132


Score : 68,625
 
XE1HG   SOSB/10 LP   361,6002013-10-30 17:48:30
Despite i didn't plan to work the contest, saturday afternoon checked
propagation on 10m. At the end, I got involved and having a lot of fun. My
last contest with that fun was on 1998. Fortunaly my family gave me a lot of
support, my wife gaveme some fruit and water to avoid leave the station.

Work conditions here an Icom 756 PROIII and a Hexbeam about 14m high, nothing
fancy at all but as everybody says, good propagation equals alot of fun.
 
W2CG   M/2 HP   5,728,7522013-10-30 18:20:54
Can't remember when 10m has been this good. Thanks all for the contacts, see you
in CQWW CW. QSL vis LOTW.
 
PX5E(PP5JR)   SOAB(A) HP   9,506,5602013-10-30 19:36:23
Many problems, with antneas, phased box, so2r box etc...but a lot of fun!!!!
first time SOAB (a)
EXCELENT OPTION!
very good propagation
sergio pp5jr
 
W4AAA(KK9A)   SOSB/40 HP   675,0002013-10-30 20:46:21
I had not used my station since the WPX contest in March. After a summer of
working on antennas and towers, I really looked forward to actually operating.
I planned on either going on 15m using my new homebrew array or doing another
20m effort. When setting up the station just prior to the contest, I discovered
a local noise problem on 15m which made copying weaker station difficult. When
I switched to 20m, I noticed it was damaged by a lightning strike and I had no
time to make the repairs. The 40m antennas seemed to be working well so I
decided to operate on this band. I had not done a single band effort on 40m
phone in many years and I was not really sure what to expect. When the contest
started the band was wide open to Europe and it seemed like everyone was on
40m. It quickly became extremely difficult to hear the stations calling me and
to maintain a clear frequency. There were so many stations crowded in a very
small band segment and I quickly had to learn to tolerate the QRM and work what
I could. Rates improved after the first hour and I started to enjoy this
challenge. Conditions were fantastic, at one point during the night 40m was
open in all directions. I was running Europe an hour after their sunrise and at
the same time I had stations in Japan, Australia and South America calling me.
It was incredible! CQWW is definitely the big daddy of DX contests as I never
ran out of callers, even in the last hour when it was after midnight in parts
of Europe. Unfortunately 18% of my contacts were from USA stations which have a
zero point value. A few days after the contest I checked the CQWW record page
and it appears that I have broken the U.S. record! I would like to thank
everyone for the QSOs. Many rare countries called me and many contacts required
multiple repeats to complete though all of QRM. I really appreciate everyone’s
efforts to make a good contact. Please QSL via WD9DZV

73,
John KK9A aka W4AAA and P40A
 
WE3C   M/M HP   26,013,9062013-10-30 22:18:25
Welcome Back! And was it ever...

We heard this on the air from many callers, and yes, it is wonderful to be back
on the air after a complete teardown and rebuild of the station! Thanks to the
huge efforts of the great team of contractors, friends, team members and
family, we were able to restart WE3C for this event. Conditions welcomed us
with fantastic openings and global propagation.

All of this led to a new record SSB score for our station.

Thank you to all the patient callers, our dedicated team and to the sponsors of
this great contest.

The WE3C Team
www.we3c.com
 
USØHZ   SOSB(A)/40 LP   116,8862013-10-30 23:20:03
RIG: FT 2000
ANT: 1/2 Vertical romb 162m long 40m high

73 Stan US0HZ
 
VE7EPP   SOAB HP   221,9182013-10-30 23:33:51
I had fun and had a great excuse to stay and play in my shack all weekend. I
was tired from work and didn't get on the air as much as I wanted but I had a
great time.

I used my Yaesu FTDX-5000MP, SteppIR, and Tokyo-HyPower amp and all performed
well. I did notice my amp warning light come on a few time with only 500 watts
and my voice keyer wasn't working so I have a few bugs to work on.
 
KG1E   SOAB(A) LP   2,639,1402013-10-31 00:39:36
Last minute decision was made to try SOAB (A) LP category this year.
The high solar flux before the contest led us to believe that 10 meters would
be the hot band this year and concentrated our efforts there. However spending
too much time on 10 trying to reach 1000 QSO's lessened our results on the
other bands. Could not find a run frequency on 15 or 20 meters due to high
activity and lots of splatter from numerous DX stations. Almost all contacts on
15M and 20M were S&P. Making only 81 contacts on 40 80 and 160 was rather a
poor effort due to our poor antennas and high absorption on the low bands.We
could hear quite a few stations but they could not hear us. Well, back to the
drawing board and hope to improve on the low bands for next year. Lots of room
for improvement on this end.More time in the chair would have helped.
Thanks to all who pulled us out of the noise this past weekend.
 
YR8D   M/S HP   1,606,8382013-10-31 01:29:42
Very nice contest! 73 ! de yr8d
 
DM5EE   SOSB(A)/10 HP   527,6252013-10-31 02:53:52
Started out just wanting to increase my DXCC and WAZ totals on 10m but got
sucked into the contest action as the contest went on and conditions held up.
Missed only zone 1 and worked lots of new ones on this band.

FT-1000MP + FL-7000 + GXP7 triband beam@60ft
 
LZ7A(LZ3TL)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   73,0382013-10-31 05:36:55
IC-7000, 1kw home made ampl., inverted V, QTH Topolnica, KN12NI, 675m a.s.l.
With the kind of household of LZ1UO, George TEREZOV
 
II9K(@IT9HBT)   M/S HP   8,239,6772013-10-31 06:42:04
Tested another improvement to the antenna systems on 10m with very good results
and low bands RX. Need to place a better signal on 20m and a bit on 15m.
The Team is already at work for the next challenge...!
 
WP4OHW   SOSB(A)/10 QRP   6562013-10-31 07:18:06
EXELENTE EXPERIENCIA
 
WØETT   SOAB Classic LP   659,5842013-10-31 07:29:50
10m and 15m band conditions were the best I've heard since the last solar cycle
peak in 2000/2001! On Friday, signals from Japan, VK/ZL, Asia, and the Pacific
Islands were very strong that I had a good time all evening logging many
familiar contesters and new stations in that direction. On Saturday morning,
10m was open early and the band very crowded that I found myself working EU
stations even above 29.000 Mhz! I did 100% S&P, and appreciate my contacts
hearing my LP signal! - 73 Ken, W0ETT
 
VA2EN(@VE2NGH)   M/S HP   3,672,3262013-10-31 08:38:15
Excellent 10m and 15m propagation this year made this a really enjoyable
contest!
Tnx for all the QSO's.

73,
George
VE2NGH/VA2EN
 
SP5EWX   SOSB(A)/10 LP   171,0942013-10-31 09:04:36
100W 5el QQ
 
K8MFO   SOSB/10 HP   896,4482013-10-31 09:29:42
Even though SSB is not my game, it was impossible to not join this party with
it's fantastic 10 meter conditions. In fact, I never moved the band switch
off my favorite band!

With up to 900 KC in use at the same time, piled wall to wall, search and
pounce was more than difficult. So I spent a lot of time running high in the
band, as did a lot of others! There were some very nice surprises calling in
like 5 different VU2 stations, a BY, VR2, JD1, V7, and scores of others.
I'll have to admit that I had a RIOT.

Hope that CW weekend conditions are the same.

K-3, AL-1200 amplifier with Mosley PRO-67B at 118 feet. For the Caribbean
and South America, I used the driven element of a Mosley TA-33 at 48 feet.
Never missed even one station I called with either antenna.

73

Don K8MFO
 
ZD8O(N5ZO)   SOAB HP   10,705,7162013-10-31 11:08:39
Once again great contest !
This was my 4th time for annual field day on Ascension Island, and I finally
was able to complete the operation without major hick-ups like antenna failures
or broken bones. I originally came here in 2010 for CW contest to do CQWW from
z 36, but I keep coming back as always something failed and also because this
is such an interesting place to operate the contest and usually there is no
other big z 36 activity, so it is always fun to put this place on air. Somehow
I got "stuck" on this place on my lifetime project to operate CQ WW
from all 40 zones...
This year I had Henri OH3JR/ZD8JR with me to help with set-up, which is always
complete field-day, as there is nothing permanent for radio at the QTH. It was
really great to have help, as I have always built everything myself, and I've
been dog-tired by Thursday. This time we finished all antennas on Tuesday, and
had some time to relax and take it easy since then. Henri also cooks mean
omelets for breakfast !
Station additions for this year included rotator also for 2nd mast, so both
tribanders could be turned from the shack. Also, I experimented with 2nd
vertical on 40 with phasing box to run it either broadside (US) or end fire
(EU). Antenna seems to work as expected, or even better, but my small
signal far from the population centers is still not enough for any of the low
bands. It is very hard to get any kind of run going even on 40 SSB and 80 and
160 are practically S&P bands for SSB. Hearing does not seem to be a
problem as there is little man-made noise here due to not many mans on the
island. Current QTH just does not have enough space for much improved antennas
for low bands, will need to think what to do in the future. It is interesting
how different this is on CW, as I've been doing quite a bit 40 CW during last
10 days here. Skimmers spot me immediatly and there is instant run on 40 CW.
Totally different on SSB where I think I get buried in QRM and nobody even
notices ZD8 on band until I work somebody who spots me.
Due to Henri's help on set-up, I have overall never felt so good operating
entire 48 hrs. I was somewhat fatigued and tired during all day Saturday as
ate one of those big omelets for breakfast. On Sunday I asked Henri to make
1/3 of the omelet and I think I was overall more alert entire Sunday and
have never before felt so coherent operating Sunday in 48 hr contest. Next
time I will keep myself in nice hunger ! I had no failures at all this time.
Overall conditions seemed to be great around the world, but I think they were
bit down for me from last year, when I achieved almost same score operating in
lot of discomfort. Only 10 m was usable here in middle of the day, and even it
quieted down. Low bands overall were worst I have seen them in last 4 years.
Some amazing scores especially from 8P5A, CR2X, VE2IM and NH2T; congratulations
to all ! It is really great to be part of such a global competition.
I don't understand why I never found Yuri on any band. I really feel bad of
it, I did work couple other z 2 stations though, so damage for me was muted.
Maybe I will learn more about it on CW contest next month as I'm suppose to be
there as VC2R for new zone 2 for me.
I did not give any consideraton to CLASSIC entry and optimized nothing toward
it, although I was certain I would do quite well for it. My CLASSIC score
after 1st day is approx 5.3M. I was true SO1R and with no connection to
outside world other than my K3 radio.

Antennas: 2 separate 30 ft masts with A3S tribander on each, 2 vertical array +
sloper dipole for 40 m, inverted V dipoles for 80/160.

Next month this location will be on for CW portion for 3 single band entries on
40, 15 and 10 using more or less the antennas we set up with Henri.
73 and TNX for the QSOs de Marko N5ZO/ZD8O
 
ZD8O(N5ZO)   SOAB Classic HP   5,333,3282013-10-31 11:26:51
Please see comments in SOAB HP section. 73 and TNX for QSOs de Marko N5ZO/ZD8O
 
W7FP   SOAB LP   481,8402013-10-31 11:45:55
watched all or duck & almost all or beaver football games on tv. fun test
glad 10 meters came alive finally, prior to test 10 been dead to Europe &
Asia from my qth for long time
 
W1HIS   SOAB Classic HP   1,003,7562013-10-31 11:54:27
One antenna for all bands: wire, 21 m long and 9 m high.
 
GMØB   M/M HP   18,622,6562013-10-31 11:55:55
What a surprise, we just about doubled our best ever claimed score and also had
4000 QSO's more than our previous best. Last time we entered in 2010, we
managed about 130 QSO's on 10m and this time we managed 130 DXCC and 40 zones.
That accounts for most of our increase in score.

As usual, we are a MM/P (sic) and we built the M/M on Wed and Thur.

Antenna's
160m: 130" wire fired over 100 foot plus trees by our beachcasting UK
champion, 80m: vertical on 18m spiderpole,
40m: 2 ele yagi @ 20m
20m: 5 ele yagi @ 20m
15m: 5 ele yagi @ 20m
10m: 4 ele yagi @ 14m

All antennas and towers were taken to site and built Wed and Thu and all
removed by Mon pm.

Logging by Wintest was stable as always.

Like most everyone else, we had a ball and we are glad to have been a part of
this super event.

73

Gordon
MM0GPZ (GM0B)
 
KGØUS   SOAB(A) HP   1,002,0002013-10-31 12:27:15
Thank God for the great propagation. I was just about to write off this entire
sun spot cycle.
Found out that one of my tree branches has grown up to cause turning
interferrence with my lone KT34A at 50 feet. It limits me to North, Northwest,
to South at night. However after sunrise something happens where the tree frees
up my antenna allowing me to turn it to the Northeast to Southeast. I have a
tree trimmer scheduled to come by and fix that problem.
Just causual search and pounce operating here with the KT34A at 50 feet and a
Alpha Delta DX-A sloper on the tower for the low bands. Ten meters was so good
that I started to call CQ but then quickly remembered that I am walking on
eggshells since one of my neighbors complained last year towards the end of the
10 meter contest. Think of that, I recently saw the awesome flyover video at
K3LR:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMzdTQzJjSc

My perception of K3LR was that is was a contest station in a remote area out in
the country. Looking at the video, there are neighborhood houses everywhere. I
wonder how he keeps peace in the neighborhood? Steve K0OU and I and others are
always battling with neighbors with U-verse and surround sound systems. Maybe
it is because the stations antennas are much higher in the air? The strange
thing with my house is that I have a 37” LCD TV connected to an outside
antenna on the chimmney of the house and I do not get any interference on HF
even when running QRO. Now, I could not say that a few years ago when I used
an old format 36” Sony tube TV.

Anyway, it was great and I hope that the CQ WW CW and the 10 meter contest is
just as lively in December.

73,

Dave KG0US
 
DP6T   M/M HP   10,682,1402013-10-31 13:40:34
We had a hard time during the last weeks. Our founder of the contest group and
team captain Uli DK9UMA passed away just a few weeks before the contest.
However, everybody was highly motivated to achieve a good score, even in such
tough times. We decided to run only with a reduced antenna setup with no
stacks, but with a new 4Square for 80m, a 5ele for 15m, an Optibeam for 20m
(which had only 2 elemenst for 14MHz ...) and a 6ele for 10m on a 100 ft high
ladder of a fire engine and our "Big Berta" the 130ft mobile tower
with a 40m/2ele and a 80m rotary Dipole.. It was a great weekend, with good
runs on 10m, with a number of guest operators and with an overall good result.
Uli would have been proud of the team. R.I.P.
 
PJ2T   M/M HP   40,174,1692013-10-31 13:47:37
Congratulations to the M/M teams in this year’s CQWW SSB. The band conditions
were spectacular and the scores show it. We opted to run 6 stations this year
which was a change from our prior M/M efforts of 4-5. While we had some
antenna and hardware issues on the law bands, the additional stations certainly
paid off in netting the highest score ever claimed at PJ2T. The competition is
certainly increasing which keeps pushing PJ2T to new heights. We’ll see you
in the CW test next month.
 
HA3OU   SOSB(A)/15 HP   546,9962013-10-31 14:13:38
Thank you all for the QSOs.
It was a good race, in very good conditions. :-)

73/DX
Joco
Ha3oU
 
HA3DX(HA4XH)   SOAB(A) LP   3,238,1442013-10-31 14:53:14
Rig : FT2000
Antennas : Inv „V”, Quad, Lazy „H”, 205BA and X-Q’s, 155BA, 105BA

Great CONDX on 10 mts. I'm very glad to be able making first time more than
2000 QSO's.
Also first time worked on 160 mts phone with a new Inv "V" antenna,
this performed well but a separated lowband RX antenna still missing badly.
K9AY is ready for installation.

Thanks for all QSO's.

73's from Hungary

Charlie HA4XH
 
EE2K   M/S HP   3,484,8722013-10-31 15:13:52
This year our choice has been to learn to compete, our operators do not normally
operate, have passed to the action.

The goal was to reach 1,000 QSOs. They have exceeded all expectations and
proved that if you know with a little help.

EA2DFU EA2DGI EA2FP EA2OK EA2SK EA2SS EC2AAR EB2RA
 
IW1FGY   SOAB HP   902,6522013-10-31 15:46:34
Very hard from my QTH but good experience
 
TM6M(@F6KHM)   M/2 HP   24,367,2002013-10-31 16:40:10
Thanks all for qsos.
Nice to have some good conditions for the SSB part, see you on CW next month.

Best regards from the team TM6M.

http://tm6m.over-blog.com/

setup:
160m: 1/4wl shortened Vertical with burried radials
80m: full sloper, dipole
40m: 2 elements DXBEAM @30m (www.dxbeam.com)
20m: 6 elements DXBEAM @26m (www.dxbeam.com)
15m: 6 elements DXBEAM @18m (www.dxbeam.com)
10m: 6 elements DXBEAM @14m (www.dxbeam.com)
Beverages
Win-Test V4 powered of course!
 
P43A   SOSB/15 HP   2,300,0882013-10-31 18:24:17
Considered doing a 20m SB HP opperation, but went for my favorite 15m band in
the end and boy was that a great desision!!
As we lost propagation to the states and JA at the start of the contest, there
was not much rate to be had, so instead concentrated on the pacific area
instead, had a good run into VK/ZL but only had 200 ~ 300 Q's in the log the
first night. Next morning overslept and got on the air a bit to late when
Europe was already booming in, luckely propagation made up for that and at the
half way point i had about 2500 Q's in the log... the goal was now to try to go
for the 5000 Q's mark... unfortunatly Sunday was not as good rate wise compared
to Saturday so i ended up short.
I am a happy camper however, as a DX'er i never worked so many BY / BA's as
this weekend, HS's, 9M, YB's, XW, 9V, (all the difficult ones to work from down
here) and others all busted thru the pile ups to work me... what a thrill!!
Asia came in 3e place in QSO totals, has never happend before!!

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

SSB
North America SSB 0 0 0 0 2349 0 2349 49.7
South America SSB 0 0 0 0 100 0 100 2.1
Europe SSB 0 0 0 0 1759 0 1759 37.3
Asia SSB 0 0 0 0 318 0 318 6.7
Africa SSB 0 0 0 0 23 0 23 0.5
Oceania SSB 0 0 0 0 173 0 173 3.7

My best results so far in any contest, so w'll be back for more for sure!!

Rig: Yaesu FT2000D
Amp: Acom 2000A
Ant: homebrew, YA optimized 5 el. monobander @ 50'

TNX for all the QSO's, CU further down the log!!

73's de P43A, Jean-Pierre
 
K7IDX   SOSB(A)/10 HP   12013-10-31 18:28:45
part time Saturday and Sunday
paper and pen logging...no seeking you (CQing)
telnet to DX Cluster...no other assist
 
LW5DW   SOSB(A)/10 QRP   106,1932013-10-31 18:58:46
Total Time Off 25:17 (1517 mins)
Total Time On 22:43 (1363 mins)
 
W3LPL   M/M HP   28,061,7482013-10-31 19:17:20
Congratulations to K3LR's team for another great pace setting score.

This time we staffed our station both experienced operators and
operators who have never before operated from a large multi-multi
DX contest station. It was a valuable and enjoyable experience
for everyone involved.

This was our 36th consecutive multi-multi entry in the CQ WW SSB
DX Contest since 1978, completing more than 217,000 QSOs.

Thanks to K3LR for sharing the details of his 6 element 20 meter
OWA Yagis. They were a big improvement over our 5 element T-matched
Yagis.


BAND QSOs ZONES DXCC POINTS AVG OPERATORS
---------------------------------------------------------------
160 356 18 64 538 1.51 K1DQV K1HTV
80 762 27 96 1879 2.47 AC6WI W3LPL
40 1459 35 119 3810 2.61 WR3Z KD4D
20 2210 40 156 6174 2.79 KU1CW K3AJ K3MM
15 2791 39 154 8099 2.90 WA3AER W3IDT KB3WD
10 3131 39 161 9101 2.91 N1SZ W3UR
----------------------------------------
TOTAL 10709 198 750 29601 2.76

TOTAL SCORE : 28 061 748



----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 224 203 289 259 173 201 1349 12.6
South America 6 16 35 120 81 223 481 4.5
Europe 113 512 1028 1504 2021 2176 7354 68.7
Asia 2 7 55 200 425 418 1107 10.3
Africa 8 13 16 32 37 41 147 1.4
Oceania 3 11 36 94 53 71 268 2.5
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 356 762 1459 2210 2791 3131 10709



Special thanks to the 82 stations who worked us on six bands:

8P5A 9A3W 9A8M C6ARW CJ3T CN2AA
CN3A CQ3L CR2X CR3A CR6K D4C
DF0HQ DJ5MW DK5QN DP6A DR1A DR3W
DR5N ED1R EE3A EF7X EI5JQ EI7M
ES9C G5W G6PZ GI3NVW GM0B GM2T
GM3F GM6NX GT8IOM HG6N HG7T HK1NA
IG9Y II9P IR4M KH6MB KL7RA KP2M
LY2W LZ9W NP2P OE3K OH0X OH5BM
OH8X OL4A OM8A OT5A P3N P40P
PA5KT PA6V PA8F PI4DX PJ2T PJ4X
PJ6A RN3F S52ZW S54ZZ SN2B SJ2W
TI5W TM1A TM6M UU7J V26B VE2IM
VE3RA VE4VT VE5PV VE6SV VE9HF VP5DX
VP5T VP9I YN2AA YU5R



Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 band 4834
2 bands 942
3 bands 436
4 bands 300
5 bands 197
6 bands 82



------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 183 226 476 890 1309 1750



-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 15 14 84 115 57 9 294 294 2.7
0100 8 37 66 99 46 7 263 557 5.2
0200 13 64 50 81 11 0 219 776 7.2
0300 14 72 87 89 3 0 265 1041 9.7
0400 20 58 76 59 3 0 216 1257 11.7
0500 27 56 75 53 0 0 211 1468 13.7
0600 21 34 80 32 0 0 167 1635 15.3
0700 14 31 101 34 0 0 180 1815 16.9
0800 12 23 46 55 0 0 136 1951 18.2
0900 18 22 25 33 0 0 98 2049 19.1
1000 15 30 32 75 38 34 224 2273 21.2
1100 5 14 12 88 240 195 554 2827 26.4
1200 0 1 7 59 233 230 530 3357 31.3
1300 0 0 0 23 140 176 339 3696 34.5
1400 0 0 0 13 93 137 243 3939 36.8
1500 0 0 0 33 153 171 357 4296 40.1
1600 0 0 0 16 123 137 276 4572 42.7
1700 0 0 0 19 126 128 273 4845 45.2
1800 0 0 9 46 91 110 256 5101 47.6
1900 0 0 6 82 69 81 238 5339 49.9
2000 0 0 11 62 69 85 227 5566 52.0
2100 1 1 46 89 84 80 301 5867 54.8
2200 9 3 44 78 72 126 332 6199 57.9
2300 9 6 50 40 49 78 232 6431 60.1
0000 20 12 28 27 20 21 128 6559 61.2
0100 18 25 23 17 0 0 83 6642 62.0
0200 20 33 32 37 8 0 130 6772 63.2
0300 27 30 25 27 1 0 110 6882 64.3
0400 13 37 27 47 1 0 125 7007 65.4
0500 4 42 40 36 2 0 124 7131 66.6
0600 7 31 65 23 1 0 127 7258 67.8
0700 7 20 45 44 0 0 116 7374 68.9
0800 1 10 60 52 0 0 123 7497 70.0
0900 2 13 14 67 0 0 96 7593 70.9
1000 8 14 25 46 12 2 107 7700 71.9
1100 3 8 17 78 127 92 325 8025 74.9
1200 0 3 8 25 120 192 348 8373 78.2
1300 0 0 0 14 85 157 256 8629 80.6
1400 0 0 1 12 82 221 316 8945 83.5
1500 0 0 0 7 87 167 261 9206 86.0
1600 0 0 0 11 94 143 248 9454 88.3
1700 0 0 0 27 114 67 208 9662 90.2
1800 0 0 3 45 71 64 183 9845 91.9
1900 0 0 8 38 52 30 128 9973 93.1
2000 0 0 16 42 33 22 113 10086 94.2
2100 0 2 29 43 55 44 173 10259 95.8
2200 4 11 53 37 78 71 254 10513 98.2
2300 21 5 33 35 48 54 196 10709 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 356 762 1459 2210 2791 3131 10709



------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3V 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
4J 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.0
4L 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.0
4O 1 0 2 1 1 2 7 0.1
4X 0 1 2 4 7 6 20 0.2
5B 2 1 3 4 3 6 19 0.2
5H 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
5R 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
5W 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
5X 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
5Z 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6Y 0 1 1 3 1 2 8 0.1
7O 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
8P 1 2 2 1 2 3 11 0.1
9A 6 10 18 27 25 23 109 1.0
9H 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.0
9J 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9K 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.1
9M2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9M6 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.0
9V 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9X 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
A4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A6 0 1 1 2 1 3 8 0.1
A7 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.1
A9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0.0
BY 0 0 1 13 23 3 40 0.4
C3 0 0 1 2 1 1 5 0.0
C6 1 1 1 2 1 2 8 0.1
C9 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
CE 0 1 4 13 6 20 44 0.4
CE9 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
CM 1 2 4 4 3 1 15 0.1
CN 3 3 3 4 4 3 20 0.2
CP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
CT 2 5 12 22 15 17 73 0.7
CT3 2 3 2 5 5 6 23 0.2
CU 1 4 3 4 4 2 18 0.2
CX 0 0 0 5 3 12 20 0.2
D2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
D4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
DL 13 93 163 196 384 336 1185 11.1
DU 0 0 1 2 7 3 13 0.1
E5/s 0 0 1 2 1 2 6 0.1
E7 1 3 3 9 4 9 29 0.3
EA 3 33 56 89 109 110 400 3.7
EA6 0 1 1 5 2 5 14 0.1
EA8 1 2 5 6 8 8 30 0.3
EA9 0 0 0 2 5 2 9 0.1
EI 3 11 13 20 19 34 100 0.9
EK 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
ER 0 0 1 3 4 2 10 0.1
ES 1 2 4 7 12 4 30 0.3
EU 1 5 7 16 16 13 58 0.5
EX 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0.0
EY 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
F 3 27 72 79 90 90 361 3.4
FG 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
FH 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FK 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.0
FM 1 1 1 2 1 4 10 0.1
FO 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
FR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FY 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.0
G 6 45 81 94 113 215 554 5.2
GD 2 2 3 4 5 5 21 0.2
GI 2 5 6 7 12 23 55 0.5
GJ 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.0
GM 4 7 16 20 23 50 120 1.1
*GM/s 0 1 2 1 2 2 8 0.1
GU 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 0.1
GW 0 4 7 6 13 14 44 0.4
HA 6 7 14 21 27 32 107 1.0
HB 0 8 10 16 26 19 79 0.7
HB0 0 1 2 1 2 3 9 0.1
HC 0 1 1 2 2 2 8 0.1
HI 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 0.1
HK 1 2 2 6 4 3 18 0.2
HL 0 0 0 1 8 5 14 0.1
HP 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.0
HR 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.0
HS 0 0 0 5 4 1 10 0.1
HZ 0 1 1 3 3 1 9 0.1
I 3 24 69 149 164 170 579 5.4
*IG9 1 2 2 1 1 1 8 0.1
IS 0 1 1 3 3 4 12 0.1
*IT9 1 3 7 13 13 21 58 0.5
J3 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
J6 0 0 2 0 1 1 4 0.0
J7 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
JA 0 1 32 36 292 339 700 6.5
JT 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
JW 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.0
JY 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
K 153 102 138 97 49 44 583 5.4
KG4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
KH0 0 0 2 1 2 3 8 0.1
KH2 0 1 2 1 4 3 11 0.1
KH6 3 5 9 8 8 10 43 0.4
KL 1 1 3 7 9 14 35 0.3
KP2 2 4 3 4 3 4 20 0.2
KP4 0 4 8 15 4 19 50 0.5
LA 4 8 19 26 28 25 110 1.0
LU 1 2 3 29 13 66 114 1.1
LX 0 1 1 3 1 1 7 0.1
LY 3 8 17 13 20 22 83 0.8
LZ 2 4 9 15 16 25 71 0.7
OA 0 0 1 1 2 3 7 0.1
OD 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
OE 2 7 10 22 32 29 102 1.0
OH 6 13 27 35 55 57 193 1.8
OH0 1 1 2 3 2 2 11 0.1
OK 4 16 32 31 49 54 186 1.7
OM 2 7 11 21 21 27 89 0.8
ON 1 14 25 36 37 40 153 1.4
OX 0 0 1 3 0 1 5 0.0
OY 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
OZ 1 9 18 21 26 21 96 0.9
P4 1 2 2 2 3 2 12 0.1
PA 4 20 38 73 74 93 302 2.8
PJ2 2 1 1 1 1 1 7 0.1
PJ4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
PJ5 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
PY 0 2 12 45 36 100 195 1.8
PY0F 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
PZ 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.0
S5 5 7 22 34 37 34 139 1.3
SM 3 11 23 37 44 47 165 1.5
SP 5 32 50 76 124 114 401 3.7
ST 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SU 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
SV 0 1 5 8 7 19 40 0.4
SV5 0 1 1 1 2 2 7 0.1
SV9 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
T8 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.0
TA 0 0 4 4 4 5 17 0.2
*TA1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TF 1 1 2 3 4 4 15 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.0
TI 1 2 2 2 2 3 12 0.1
TK 0 1 1 2 1 3 8 0.1
UA 4 16 65 129 169 166 549 5.1
UA2 0 3 2 5 5 4 19 0.2
UA9 0 0 5 88 44 28 165 1.5
UK 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.0
UN 0 0 1 9 5 2 17 0.2
UR 5 13 44 43 95 90 290 2.7
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
V3 0 1 0 1 1 2 5 0.0
V4 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.0
V5 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
VE 55 69 106 95 78 61 464 4.3
VK 0 5 14 50 9 24 102 1.0
VP2M 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0.0
VP5 2 3 2 2 2 2 13 0.1
VP8/h 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
VP9 1 1 2 2 1 2 9 0.1
VR 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
VU 0 0 0 12 9 6 27 0.3
XE 1 3 5 9 2 14 34 0.3
XW 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
YA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
YB 0 0 4 9 13 4 30 0.3
YL 0 3 4 7 12 6 32 0.3
YN 1 1 2 2 2 2 10 0.1
YO 0 7 13 17 37 52 126 1.2
YS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
YU 1 6 8 18 26 17 76 0.7
YV 0 3 7 6 3 7 26 0.2
Z3 0 0 2 2 1 3 8 0.1
*Z6 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.0
Z8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ZD7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZD8 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
ZF 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
ZL 0 0 1 16 4 15 36 0.3
ZL9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ZP 0 0 0 3 2 3 8 0.1
ZS 0 0 1 2 5 8 16 0.1
ZS8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 356 762 1459 2210 2791 3131 10709




-------Z o n e 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
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 52 310 575 765 1034 1161 3897 36.4
15 48 155 305 502 635 639 2284 21.3
16 10 34 117 190 281 271 903 8.4
25 0 1 32 37 301 344 715 6.7
05 118 75 107 68 38 38 444 4.1
04 82 72 116 74 50 45 439 4.1
20 4 15 39 56 79 119 312 2.9
11 0 2 13 47 39 104 205 1.9
08 11 23 28 38 26 52 178 1.7
03 7 21 21 47 33 19 148 1.4
13 1 2 3 36 16 78 136 1.3
17 0 0 2 52 42 19 115 1.1
33 7 11 13 19 24 21 95 0.9
30 0 4 11 44 8 19 86 0.8
09 5 10 12 19 16 16 78 0.7
18 0 0 2 48 10 3 63 0.6
32 0 0 3 21 6 21 51 0.5
24 0 0 1 12 26 6 45 0.4
12 0 1 4 13 6 20 44 0.4
31 3 5 9 8 8 10 43 0.4
07 2 4 5 10 9 13 43 0.4
01 1 1 3 7 12 18 42 0.4
21 0 4 5 14 10 9 42 0.4
28 0 0 4 11 17 6 38 0.4
27 0 1 6 5 15 10 37 0.3
06 1 3 5 9 2 14 34 0.3
22 0 0 0 12 9 6 27 0.3
40 1 1 4 7 5 7 25 0.2
38 0 0 1 5 6 9 21 0.2
10 0 1 3 3 5 5 17 0.2
29 0 1 3 6 1 5 16 0.1
19 0 0 1 2 4 9 16 0.1
02 2 3 3 3 3 1 15 0.1
26 0 0 0 6 5 2 13 0.1
37 0 0 1 3 5 4 13 0.1
36 0 1 1 4 1 2 9 0.1
35 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
23 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0.0
34 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 0.0
39 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 356 762 1459 2210 2791 3131 10709
 
CJ7RR(VA7RR)   SOSB/15 HP   1,401,3822013-10-31 19:59:13
First and foremost, many thanks to Allan, VE7SZ, for the use of his FB station.

This was a weekend of very good 15 meter conditions. The operating plan of
running whenever possible produced a really nice QSO total, but maybe not as
many mults as I could or should have worked. The band was open from sunrise to
about 10 pm both nights, but there were no midnight polar openings that we
sometimes get when the bands are really cooking.
The station and antennas worked very well for most of the contest - the
only big issue was loss of control of the top antenna of the stack just before
sunrise on Sunday. We ended up getting it fixed due east until the Europeans
started coming through, then finessing it up to 30 degrees for the European
opening, and finally coaxing it back down to 90 degrees for the rest of the
contest. With poorer conditions I think this would have been disastrous, but
not as much so with the good propagation.
Thanks to all for the QSOs and see you again on the CW weekend.

73,
Gary VA7RR
 
N2GC   SOAB Classic HP   1,147,9502013-10-31 22:14:04
Two thumbs up for the classic category. I would vote yes for adding an assisted
classic as well. Like me I am sure many contesters have to work on weekends and
taking off for SSB is out of the question. Even though I could not operate
during the most optimum hours because of my schedule I did push myself to
operate at least 24 hours. So this contest you could count me as one who
operated a few more hours because of the classic category.

This was also the first contest with a newly built operating desk. I was still
rewiring the station while the contest started and had no time to test each
band for RFI issues as I would find out when I went to 80 meters. RF was
getting into the computer and wiping out the audio from the sound card. I took
an hour off to try and fix it by adding ferrite to some of the cables but no
luck. I decided I wasted enough time and did not use the DVK on 80 the rest of
the weekend. Looking back at the log I think I will also lose that our as an off
time by 1 minute so my classic score will probably go down. I had more RFI
issues when I went to 10 meters. I had a nice run going and all of a sudden
the PTT would not let go. Not realizing that the mike was still live I think a
few choice words may have made it over the air while I was in a panic trying to
unkey the rig:( I had to turn everything off and reboot the computer. It seems
to be a winkey issue as I got winkey.putint error message. Anyone reading this
know what that means? Hopefully I will have everything fixed by the CW weekend.
Oh and no work for me that weekend 48 here we come!

73 Mike N2GC
 
ED5N(@EA5KA)   M/2 HP   7,547,0252013-11-01 00:42:11
Hi!

Our contest participation was only for testing the station. We were testing the
new tower with a small tribander and other like filters and stubs. Our idea was
to participate in M/S but due some errors we were in the needle to send the log
in M2. So M2 with only one running, hihi! Our own category!

Incredible the D4C, ES9C, EF8U, CR2X, etc. claimed scores. We see this to much
far away, hi!

But fun was the most important.

73
 
YT4A(YT1AA)   SOSB/80 HP   92,4802013-11-01 00:42:56
I'm sorry I had to drop out of the contest. The reason is technical problems
 
KØTV   M/M HP   8,294,8182013-11-01 03:12:54
We decided since K1LZ and KC1XX (in our section) were going M/2 instead of their
usual M/M, we would enter as a M/M and not worry about band changes and 10
minute rules. The object was to have fun and make a good score for the club.
Everyone certainly had fun.

As to Murphy...

For the most part, the antennas worked well and all could be turned, for a
change. We lost the 40 meter beam on Saturday night when I went to rotate the
antenna towards ZS. I ended up working the mult on the four square anyway. A
hawk landed on one of my 1296 loop yagis and tore it from the stacking frame
and it fell on the 15 meter beam detuning it in the process. Just before the
contest, a loud bang came from one of the amplifiers and took it off line.
Luckily another amp was available so we were running full power on all stations
by Saturday afternoon.

Conditions were outstanding and 10 meters was the highlight. The two fixed
stacks plus the rotatable high antenna worked well and we had fun on 10 meters.
I hope the solar flux holds up for the CW weekend.

I read a comment posted by W3LPL on Facebook about his operation this year and
I would like to send kudos to Frank on his decision to put inexperienced
operators on the air for training at a large multi. I have always done that
here and I welcome anyone wishing to operate. I think that bringing new blood
into contesting is one of the most important things we can do. Thanks Frank!

MVP for the weekend goes to K1BG for an iron pants effort both nights. Thanks
also to K1XM and KQ1F who came up to operate. KQ1F also prevailed upon me to
sign off some of her FAA Wings credits (in addition to hosting the contest, I'm
her Flight Instructor).

Looking forward to the CW weekend and I hope to work everyone there. May the
force be with the solar flux!

73, Jerry - K0TV
 
S57C   SOSB/15 HP   729,9042013-11-01 04:59:49
FT-1000MP, A77D, 5+5 el. Yagi
BCNU on CW part, de Branko, S57C
 
HI3TEJ   SOSB/20 LP   904,0922013-11-01 06:00:53
Thanks God for this one, also many thanks to everyone call me
Decide to do the contest 1 hour ago before , NOT PC and just a Mackbook Pro
using virtul machine ( all time afraid) but everything played EXCELLENT.

The band only closed for 2 hours in the weekend but heard China' s Stations
at morning time; How hard is to keep a FREQ runing LOW POWER but at the end and
enormous satisfaction.

My station at this time 3 ELement Steppir at 25 feet and ftdx5000MP
Not murphy whatsoever....
QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 130/26 --+-- --+-- 130/26 130/26
D1-0100Z - - - 114/10 - - 114/10 244/36
D1-0200Z - - - 152/16 - - 152/16 396/52
D1-0300Z - - - 123/9 - - 123/9 519/61
D1-0400Z - - - 109/9 - - 109/9 628/70
D1-0500Z - - - 84/9 - - 84/9 712/79
D1-0600Z - - - 23/4 - - 23/4 735/83
D1-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 735/83
60
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 735/83
60
D1-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 735/83
60
D1-1000Z - - - 3/1 - - 3/1 738/84
42
D1-1100Z - - - 45/4 - - 45/4 783/88
D1-1200Z - - - 68/2 - - 68/2 851/90
D1-1300Z - - - 17/4 - - 17/4 868/94
D1-1400Z - - - 8/3 - - 8/3 876/97
D1-1500Z - - - 8/1 - - 8/1 884/98
33
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 2/2 --+-- --+-- 2/2 886/100
D1-1700Z - - - 4/1 - - 4/1 890/101
D1-1800Z - - - 76/3 - - 76/3 966/104
D1-1900Z - - - 95/5 - - 95/5 1061/109
D1-2000Z - - - 103/5 - - 103/5 1164/114
D1-2100Z - - - 84/1 - - 84/1 1248/115
D1-2200Z - - - 82/3 - - 82/3 1330/118
D1-2300Z - - - 152/8 - - 152/8 1482/126
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 110/0 --+-- --+-- 110/0 1592/126
D2-0100Z - - - 125/1 - - 125/1 1717/127
D2-0200Z - - - 143/3 - - 143/3 1860/130
D2-0300Z - - - 57/0 - - 57/0 1917/130
D2-0400Z - - - 53/0 - - 53/0 1970/130
D2-0500Z - - - 45/1 - - 45/1 2015/131
26
D2-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 2015/131
60
D2-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 2015/131
60
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 2015/131
60
D2-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 2015/131
60
D2-1000Z - - - 12/0 - - 12/0 2027/131
17
D2-1100Z - - - 27/3 - - 27/3 2054/134
D2-1200Z - - - 64/0 - - 64/0 2118/134
D2-1300Z - - - 32/2 - - 32/2 2150/136
D2-1400Z - - - 22/0 - - 22/0 2172/136
D2-1500Z - - - 40/0 - - 40/0 2212/136
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 5/0 --+-- --+-- 5/0 2217/136
D2-1700Z - - - 6/0 - - 6/0 2223/136
D2-1800Z - - - 11/0 - - 11/0 2234/136
D2-1900Z - - - 58/1 - - 58/1 2292/137
D2-2000Z - - - 93/1 - - 93/1 2385/138
D2-2100Z - - - 73/0 - - 73/0 2458/138
D2-2200Z - - - 118/0 - - 118/0 2576/138
D2-2300Z - - - 139/3 - - 139/3 2715/141


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

3V 1 1
4L 1 1
5B 3 3
8P 4 4
9A 19 19
9V 1 1
9Y 2 2
A7 2 2
BY 5 5
C6 1 1
CE 7 7
CM 9 9
CN 4 4
CT 14 14
CT3 4 4
CU 2 2
CX 3 3
D4 1 1
DL 143 143
E7 5 5
EA 64 64
EA6 2 2
EA8 4 4
EA9 1 1
EI 18 18
ES 3 3
EU 4 4
F 53 53
FG 2 2
FM 2 2
FY 2 2
G 40 40
GD 2 2
GI 3 3
GJ 2 2
GM 14 14
GW 3 3
HA 9 9
HB 10 10
HB0 2 2
HC 1 1
HI 2 2
HK 5 5
HS 1 1
HZ 2 2
I 84 84
IG9 1 1
IT9 6 6
J3 1 1
J6 4 4
J7 1 1
J8 1 1
JA 11 11
K 1546 1546
KH6 1 1
KL 4 4
KP2 1 1
KP4 2 2
LA 11 11
LU 15 15
LX 2 2
LY 6 6
LZ 6 6
OE 12 12
OH 22 22
OH0 1 1
OK 21 21
OM 9 9
ON 20 20
OZ 10 10
P4 1 1
PA 23 23
PJ2 1 1
PJ4 1 1
PJ5 1 1
PY 27 27
S5 26 26
SM 19 19
SP 24 24
SV 4 4
SV5 1 1
SV9 1 1
TA 1 1
TF 2 2
TI 2 2
TK 2 2
UA 54 54
UA2 2 2
UA9 20 20
UN 1 1
UR 21 21
V2 1 1
VE 133 133
VK 13 13
VP5 1 1
VP9 1 1
VU 4 4
XE 8 8
YB 2 2
YL 3 3
YN 2 2
YO 7 7
YU 10 10
YV 8 8
Z3 2 2
ZL 3 3
ZP 2 2
ZS 1 1



73

Ted Jimenez
Puerto Plata Dominican Republic
 
VP5DX   M/S HP   12,333,6732013-11-01 06:21:23
Station had not been used since 2012 CQWW ssb. Had 2 radios dead, 1 amp bad,
rotor not turning, 2 computers in the trash. Lucky we were on the last of
everything. We were able to fix the rotor, 2 days of work removing all 98 of
the bearings, and cleaning each one and adding new grease. Used a laptop we
had brought for 1 station as 2 mother boards bad.
Used a TS-930 (last radio left) for runner station with our backup AL-80.
Used IC-756 with AL-1200 for mult station.
Antennas,
SteppIR @ 60'
A4 triband at 30'
Gap Voyager for 40,80,160
Inverted L for 160 (only 33' vertical)
80 delta loop
10 meter mono band @ 10'
600' + beverages

Have made a list of parts to fix AL-1200 (new band switch etc)
Brought the TS-950 home to fix final unit. ($140 to bring back on
plane) Took everything down and stored for next time.

Spent a lot of time fixing and installing all. Had fun, but score down
due to radio and amp not up to normal.

Great conditions on 10 - 20 meters, very hard to find a spot on 40 to operate,
80 and 160 were rough. We could see lighting in every direction all weekend.
 
JA8RWU   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,012,9892013-11-01 07:09:22
First time effort for SOSB15m and assisted by JA8RWU myself only with no
internet or packet radio, just to break the JA record(884k).
Missed zone-36,38!,39! and miss no ZS6EZ, FR5DX, VQ9s... nowadys.
Nice condx and enjoyed! But I guess 1990,1992,1999,2000,2001 were better..
 
K4YCR   SOSB/40 LP   2302013-11-01 08:04:19
Family engagements limited time
 
K6NA   SOAB HP   3,155,3062013-11-01 11:17:10
I'm about 5% of the way into a lengthy repair/upgrade of my 33 years-old
station. There is nothing like 4 hours on the tower, Friday afternoon, to help
one sleep soundly later in the contest.

Best of luck to all,

Glenn K6NA
 
WA5RML   SOAB LP   62013-11-01 11:23:27
T.T. Jupiter @100 wts to G5RV antenna.

The score speaks for itself! Oh well!

Single QSO was with HK1NA on 40M...My grand-daughter can hear HK1NA and she
doesn't even have a radio!

Thankfully, the DFW Contest Group supports scoring diversity within the group!

Next time.

73,
Andy - WA5RML
 
AE1T   SOAB(A) LP   273,3982013-11-01 12:23:33
44% improvement over last year's score. :-)
 
OE5T   M/2 HP   5,209,8722013-11-01 12:29:19
Sunspots do matter. You could hear it on the bands. Great activity!
 
FM5FJ   SOSB/20 HP   1,213,9602013-11-01 12:50:25
many ham's I don't understand my callsign ploblem witch a cluter is FM5FJ not is
AJ not is PJ .
Tks all's and cu next contest
Gil,FM5FJ
 
VA3RKM   SOAB Classic QRP   4,4942013-11-01 13:25:49
KX3, 5w, verticals.
 
N4CW   SOAB Classic LP   11,5602013-11-01 13:45:17
It was a fun/portable operation using my KX3 barefoot to a sloping wire up a
tree.
I didn't expect to work many stations but I just wanted to see how far I could
get with 10 Watts on an end-fed wire. I was pleasantly surprised with my
successes and took the failures in stride -- some folks just couldn't hear me
as well as I heard them!
What this operation proved to me was that I need at least a dipole and 100
Watts to garner a respectable score.
But I'm thankful to those stations that dug me out of the din... 73
 
K3CR(LZ4AX)   SOAB HP   5,751,8322013-11-01 14:00:20
Semi-serious effort and not a serious score, roughly 1M less than last year. Had
to choose between getting some rest before the contest and finishing the station
upgrade we started with WA3FET this summer. Given that I suck on phone anyway,
the latter was the obvious choice. Still wanted to give the top 10 a try and
went for the full 48 hours category instead of the new classic. Can't say I
regret it. Since last CQWW I've been spending much more time with the soldering
iron than in front of the radio. 43 hours of constant splatter should keep me
away from the microphone for awhile.
Some very exciting scores out there. Who would have thought there will be no
North East station in the top 3 in SOABHP category? That is, without knowing
KQ2M score yet. Over 10k QSO at 8P5A and again over 9k at CR2X, this time by
OH6KZP! Just hoping these conditions will last until CQWW CW ...

Congrats to N2IC, W9RE, N5DX and K1ZR for great scores!
W2GD went out of his way to help us fix 10 and 15 meter stacks. Thanks John!

As always, my sincere thanks to Jim, WA3FET for letting me use the station
again and all the help.
 
EA8AH(OH1RY)   SOSB/15 LP   668,5642013-11-01 14:09:40
Never ever will I operate LP! Only the Peak Hours are OK, after that it is hard
Work, Battle of MY FREQ!! I hate it. CU in the CW-part (paskan marjat, sano
hän maukalle)
 
IZ8IEV   SOSB/15 HP   275,0652013-11-01 15:22:55
73 iz8iev..
 
N8II   SOSB/10 LP   671,2662013-11-01 17:48:35
A different experience with amazingly high solar flux. Running around even 28830
was productive when the band was packed Saturday, but rates were better for the
big guns down lower. Highest frequency I worked someone was about 28920, but
some stragglers were up higher = about 600 KHz of solid signals, pretty
impressive.

Friday evening 10 was disappointingly near closed working only TO1, XE,
KH&, and ZL. I had some good rates into EU Saturday especially 1130-1400Z
Saturday and again early Sunday on a clear 18603 until it was stolen away by a
W1 whom I am sure could hear me. Saturday I arrived a bit late at 1126Z, 2nd
QSO was SM5 with a good signal, the band was pretty well wide open about 20
minutes before sunrise. UX was logged at 1137Z and first Russian a RV3 at
1140Z. I don't think I have ever worked so many Russians in one contest on 10M,
but beyond the very western edge of UA9, Asiatic Russians seemed to be absent in
the morning. By 14Z the UA1,3,4 areas were far less numerous and after 15Z, only
UR and UA6's were still workable. Highlight was having three fairly loud VU2's
call me between 1345 and 1453 and no doubt the band was open even longer. Low
light was impossible unruly pile ups on 5H3EE and a C91 Sunday as EU was
fading out. 5H3EE is a good op, but the mob self-destructed any possibility of
him running a good rate and working down the pile up. Running ended for a while
around 1540Z Saturday, still many loud signals but most were zone 14 from SW EU.
Germany and Italy seemed to fade out way before they should have, but around
17Z more northerly EU's appeared again including OH5. FR5 called in at 1714 for
a nice double mult, but no such luck with continental AF. I kept looking towards
AF into the afternoon with very dismal results in that direction, but plenty of
action was in from the douth as far north as CO and ZF. UA0BA in zone 18
coincidentally was worked at 18Z with his usual loud signal, after midnight at
his far northern Siberian QTH!My fiest JA logged was a JH1 at 2125, pretty
early and JA's were fairly sparse due mostly to the early opening/early time in
JA until 22Z. JA's were about as loud as they possibly can get here both
evenings, loudest about 20 db over S9 and even QRP guys very workable. I added
about 115 Q's to my log from that first JA until the end of any opening
Saturday evening around 0030Z, much better than anticipated. BW and YB were
chased for double mults. and I found T8 not very busy.

Sunday 10 did not open well enough for running until right around sunrise, but
signals may have been better overall. The most amazing was UP2L who was S7 on
scatter before the band opened and 20 db over S9 later when I was able to work
him!

Sunday after the EU opening was pretty frustrating, many pile ups hard to break
including loud but fresh meat JA's. DU and HL mults were added in the last
hour.

Many thanks to all who stopped by for a QSO; there were some very loud signals
and even those with poor antennas from EU were easily workable.

73, Jeff
 
ZM4T   M/M HP   7,601,6962013-11-01 19:43:56
A depleted team, antenna issues and on-again-off-again propagation on 10m made
this quite a challenge. Thanks to all those who spotted us and brought smiles
to our faces every time.

73
Gary ZL2iFB www.ZM4T.com
 
LU2DKT   SOSB/160 HP   5,4602013-11-01 20:31:33
 
PY2KJ   SOSB(A)/20 HP   125,2162013-11-01 22:11:25
Thanks for all contacted stations ! C U in the next !

Best 73,s

ART

RIG: TS-2000
PWR: ACOM 1010 - 550W
ANT: ACOM LS-86
ANT: A3S
LOG: N1MM
MIC: HEIL PRO SET ELITE

OPERATION TIME: 07:08 hs
 
KP4KE   SOSB/80 LP   252,3992013-11-01 23:26:02
Hello! From KP4KE !!!
I ran the contest with 4 watts to the USA and 10 Watts to Europe.

I won the ArrlDX contest 2013, 80M SOSB category (high power) with 10 watts.

Last year in this contest (CQWWDX) I ran 3.7 watts and I put my score in low
power category Because I used 20 watts to make 3 or 4 QSO's. And I get a yellow
card from the C.C. for power reason. (Do they have a new input power meter?)

I exchanged more than 4 or 5 emails to the contest director. I told him the
power that I used. I answered all the questions that he made. He never made a
intelligent question to me. I know he is not smart like Andy Blank, N2NT
(Director of CQ dx 160m contest) and some one used him like a Muppet for that
decision. On a previous occasion he also was used like a Muppet in 2009. He
gave to DK8ZB operator of KP4KE a red card for self spot KP4KE with the call
KP4FP (In the shack in that time no cluster no telephone or no Internet
available). For that reason this year I will put my score in high power
assisted category. (To avoid the yellow or red card.)
If the WWDXCC want to change my category to low power no assisted it is their
decision. (In this baseeball game they have the bats and the bases but no the
balls.) Remember no contesters no contest.


Sorry, Randy I told you "Don't let nobody use you like a MUPPET".

If some one want more inf. You can see my page at qrz.com or send me a email.

Thanks for all that spot my stationin cluster and all that give me a call
during the contest see you next year in the CQWW DX contest 2014.
If the WWDXCC want to change my category is their decission.

73 & dx
de KP4KE
 
5H3EE   SOAB(A) HP   1,257,7722013-11-02 01:46:20
Catched cold before the contest. I tried, but my voice was somehow on strike. So
I just played around and gave the multi out. Had some big pile ups as well, but
it was sometimes not really funny...
Would have had to go split sometimes, but not being in a serious attempt I felt
shy to block a wide range of a busy band.
Was surprised to make 4 QSOs on 160m... Looks like, what I could hear - I could
get. But Im so deaf in my noisy city location. 80m was even worse - I have to
try something here before the CW part.

Hope to have you all in my log in 3 weeks...

73 Mike
 
DH8BQA   SOSB/10 HP   980,3312013-11-02 03:27:12
Elecraft K3, PA + single 6 ele OWA Yagi @ 60 feet

Good conditions, but they have been even better the week before the contest!
Being non-assisted I surely missed a number of mult's as shown by DL assisted
OPs although the sub-RX in the K3 helped a lot to search for mult's during slow
run times. Never heard any zone 1, a pity as I had a clean sweep on zones 2
years ago.

Saturday was really great! Managed to higher my rate record 202 in 60 minutes.
Went to bed with almost 1.400 QSOs in the log and already started dreaming of
finishing with 2.500 total. But Sunday I couldn't get a good JA run in the
morning and also the afternoon was difficult to NA. Although everybody I asked
confirmed I had a clear frequency run rates where much too low. Besides this
the band closed an hour earlier than Saturday. :-( Also had to struggle with my
north-eastern location within Germany, the band is usable 1 hour longer in south
and west DL and we cannot make up for it in the mornings. Worked 100 stations
less from NA this year than 2011 but the 25 more JAs do not make up for it.

Although it might sound a bit like complaining I sure had a very good time and
enjoyed every single minute! Always nice to see the band wall to wall with
signals from 28.3 (and below!) to 29.2 MHz although that also means a lot of
time needed for a full band scan for mults. So the sub-RX came in handy again
to pre-fill the band map and then go and just pick up all the calls. That
proved more efficient than to leave the run frequency for every found new mult
and maybe fight for it after returning. Likewise if pileups were too big simply
putting the mults on the bandmap or sub-RX and returning a little later was
often the better alternative than to fight in the pileups. So a few good
strategic moves but probably still need more aluminium in the air. ;-)

Now looking forward to WWDX-CW and keeping fingers crossed for condx to
return!

73, Olli - DH8BQA
 
OH8X(OH2UA)   SOAB HP   10,004,3862013-11-02 03:54:45
When getting prepared for the contest I realized, that this was actually my 1st
CQWW from Finland since 2001. Didn't have much expectations operating from
close to the Arctic Circle - just hoped aurora to stay away for the weekend.
And what a contest it was! Way better propagation than expected kept me busy
during the entire weekend and happy smile was getting bigger and bigger as
QSO's were rolling in.

Even claiming new Scandinavian record, I'm not totally happy with my score. My
multiplier total is way less than I targeted. So with better multiplier work
10,5M would have been possible. Somehow I just couldn't find mults this time
and having no multiplier value from OH hurt the score quite a bit. Maybe we
should start the work for finding suitable king of Arcala and applying
independence for having own DXCC status. Stay tuned for new one ;)

Thank you all for QSO's and congratulations for many new records and great
scores around. Also huge thanks to Radio Arcala team for support!

73 de Toni, OH2UA
 
DFØHQ   M/M HP   20,177,1852013-11-02 04:02:45
Congrats to ES9C and DR1A for top scores! cuagn in CQWWDX-CW
 
RU1A   M/2 HP   19,452,6002013-11-02 09:53:07
Some ant proaject not ready yet.
I hope will be ready CQ WW CW part.

Vlad RW1A

RU1A
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |
Total |
| | | | | | | |
|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 10 | | 157 | 200 | | |
367 |
| 01 | 10 | | 51 | 225 | 81 | |
367 |
| 02 | 39 | | 101 | 234 | | |
374 |
| 03 | | 206 | | 167 | | |
373 |
| 04 | | 126 | 4 | 84 | 40 | 9 |
263 |
| 05 | | | | | 107 | 151 |
258 |
| 06 | | | | | 118 | 114 |
232 |
| 07 | | | | | 95 | 118 |
213 |
| 08 | | | | | 162 | 95 |
257 |
| 09 | | | | 87 | 106 | 17 |
210 |
| 10 | | | | 173 | 85 | 9 |
267 |
| 11 | | | | 128 | 122 | 8 |
258 |
| 12 | | | 3 | 22 | 94 | 69 |
188 |
| 13 | | | 4 | 3 | 157 | 134 |
298 |
| 14 | | | 3 | 3 | 150 | 97 |
253 |
| 15 | | | 3 | 1 | 134 | 155 |
293 |
| 16 | | 4 | 5 | 3 | 130 | 60 |
202 |
| 17 | | | 8 | 125 | 126 | 3 |
262 |
| 18 | 1 | | 10 | 82 | 91 | |
184 |
| 19 | | 10 | 168 | 94 | | |
272 |
| 20 | 2 | 46 | 129 | 47 | | |
224 |
| 21 | | 88 | 140 | 19 | | |
247 |
| 22 | | 131 | 71 | 13 | | |
215 |
| 23 | 31 | 47 | 27 | 12 | 1 | |
118 |
| 00 | 7 | | 62 | 103 | | |
172 |
| 01 | 3 | 5 | 73 | 56 | | |
137 |
| 02 | | 12 | 52 | 45 | | |
109 |
| 03 | | 48 | 56 | 19 | | |
123 |
| 04 | | 29 | 37 | 8 | 15 | |
89 |
| 05 | 1 | | 71 | | 38 | 33 |
143 |
| 06 | | | | | 76 | 60 |
136 |
| 07 | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 64 | 61 |
130 |
| 08 | | | | 33 | 12 | 80 |
125 |
| 09 | | | | 1 | 40 | 111 |
152 |
| 10 | | | | 2 | 95 | 49 |
146 |
| 11 | | | | 29 | 31 | 55 |
115 |
| 12 | | | | 109 | | 91 |
200 |
| 13 | | 1 | | 3 | 90 | 145 |
239 |
| 14 | | 4 | | | 80 | 143 |
227 |
| 15 | | | | 105 | 10 | 82 |
197 |
| 16 | | | | 141 | 115 | 4 |
260 |
| 17 | | | 11 | 96 | 117 | |
224 |
| 18 | 1 | 1 | 60 | 73 | 37 | |
172 |
| 19 | | | 86 | 32 | | |
118 |
| 20 | 1 | 33 | 102 | 15 | | |
151 |
| 21 | 2 | 30 | 74 | 12 | | |
118 |
| 22 | 10 | 72 | 73 | 2 | | |
157 |
| 23 | 35 | 83 | 70 | | | |
188 |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| | 153 | 977 | 1713 | 2608 | 2619 | 1953 |
10023 |

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WW2Y   SOAB(A) HP   1,512,9002013-11-02 11:33:19
Equipment: FT-1000, Ten Tec Titan, Nye Viking tuner, and 80m dipole strung
between trees at my apartment.

This contest was fun, especially the high bands. It's amazing what you can work
with a simple antenna.

Peter
 
OL8M(OK1DRQ)   SOSB/15 HP   785,8802013-11-02 15:33:05
The big problem with local interference
Thanks for QSOs and cu in OKDX and CQWW CW
73 Pavel
 
EA7EU   SOSB(A)/80 HP   68,3102013-11-02 16:56:52
Not bad at all after an incredible stressed Friday!
Conditions:

Rig: Yaesu Ft2000
Antenna: Eantenna 80AVM "Verticalona", Vertical 1/4wave.
Amplifier: Expert 1K FA
Ant. RX: EWEs and EB4HRA control.

Thanks to all the stations who call me back. Mni 73
 
ON6AT   SOAB Classic LP   75,9242013-11-03 05:44:43
TX: FT-950 100w
Ant: Cushcraft R8 vert (40-6m) + Diamond W8010 (just 40-80m)
73
de ON6AT Patrick
 
LY5I   SOAB LP   1,445,1362013-11-03 05:58:48
73!
 
CT1AOZ   SOSB(A)/10 HP   703,2092013-11-03 08:16:08
hI guys... Mr Murphy was around here. First was a vy high SWR in
Friday morning. At 18;00 computer dies... Tks to my XYL(CT2JVF) she
lent me his PC, but no net and no radio control.... Only in Saterday
afternoon I solve the internet problem and multies catching
satarted...It was a fantastic time. Tks to all for the patiency and
good hears to copy me... I operate High Power with only 400 watts (400
Watts really is not meat or fish) but it gives me a good pileups ...
See all of you in cw next one...73 from Jose CT1AOZ

HERE ARE SAME INFORMATION:

SUMMARY: Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
28 1719 4161 40 129
Total 1719 4161 40 129


Score : 703.209

HOURE OPERATION:

Date Hour Total CT1AOZ Running Total
2013-10-26 0 3 3 3
2013-10-26 6 5 5 8
2013-10-26 7 14 14 22
2013-10-26 8 39 39 61
2013-10-26 9 28 28 89
2013-10-26 10 155 155 244
2013-10-26 11 115 115 359
2013-10-26 12 85 85 444
2013-10-26 15 17 17 461
2013-10-26 16 80 80 541
2013-10-26 17 168 168 709
2013-10-26 18 201 201 910
2013-10-26 19 20 20 930
2013-10-26 20 13 13 943
2013-10-26 21 18 18 961
2013-10-26 22 15 15 976
2013-10-26 23 3 3 979
2013-10-27 9 20 20 999
2013-10-27 10 19 19 1018
2013-10-27 11 15 15 1033
2013-10-27 12 59 59 1092
2013-10-27 13 53 53 1145
2013-10-27 14 56 56 1201
2013-10-27 15 133 133 1334
2013-10-27 16 155 155 1489
2013-10-27 17 42 42 1531
2013-10-27 18 162 162 1693
2013-10-27 19 13 13 1706
2013-10-27 20 5 5 1711
2013-10-27 21 1 1 1712
2013-10-27 22 6 6 1718
2013-10-27 23 1 1 1719
Total All Hours 1719 1719 0


ZONE QSO'S

Zn Total CT1AOZ
1 3 3
2 1 1
3 274 274
4 300 300
5 448 448
6 4 4
7 5 5
8 18 18
9 6 6
10 2 2
11 29 29
12 13 13
13 27 27
14 159 159
15 233 233
16 60 60
17 18 18
18 11 11
19 1 1
20 47 47
21 8 8
22 1 1
23 2 2
24 4 4
25 7 7
26 1 1
27 2 2
28 2 2
29 1 1
30 2 2
31 8 8
32 5 5
33 6 6
34 1 1
35 2 2
36 1 1
37 1 1
38 2 2
39 1 1
40 3 3
Total 1719 1719
 
IZ3QCH   SOAB Rookie LP   154,3562013-11-03 10:10:17
Contest amazing for the stations on-air ... amused but also a little
disheartened but only because BEING AN EFFECTIVE LOW POWER hundreds and
hundreds of calls to empty ... I passed over all ... QRP including maaa!
however my personal record I passed and I'm happy because my usual setup
condominium FT-950 antenna Bluemoon and random 22m ​​... QARTest a mythical
:-) ringrazziamento to all stations that I have linked
TNX                              

'73 Alberto de IZ3QCH
 
KQ2M   SOAB HP   7,748,2942013-11-03 10:43:52
After the disastrous October 29, 2011 blizzard that dropped 20" of snow and
knocked our power out during the 2011 CQWWSSB and then the preparation during
the 2012 CQWWSSB for the even more disastrous (next day) October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy which destroyed some antennas/rotators and part of my deck, I
was very leery of the upcoming 2013 CWWSSB. It had not helped that I had been
seriously ill again from late April until mid-September, so when I got a brief
respite, I seized the opportunity to start some basic antenna work and
repairs.
Catching up on work and research was my main focus - and what little time I had
was devoted to getting 10 meters and 20 meters to work. 20 came into focus, the
10 meter stack had a dead antenna port so I would not have the usual stacking
combinations and the day before the contest, the 15 meter stack developed an
intermittent whenever I attempted to phase antennas. UGH!

The week of the contest I reassembled my station which would include TWO
working amps and TWO working radio for the first time in 6 years! I had looked
forward to reacquainting myself with SO2R, although it would be a low-key effort
since my health was far from stable. Just to emphasize that point, three days
before the contest, my heart developed an abnormal rhythm which all but
destroyed any possibility of a meaningful effort. It also ensured that I would
NOT have any 160 or 80 meter antennas and that I would not be able to fix the 40
meter wires which were didn't even look like antennas as they had been caught
and wrapped around tree branches. It was very discouraging to say the least.


However, on the propagation front, things were looking promising although I did
not expect it to last through the contest. Since I had mostly missed the
incredible propagation of the 2011 and 2012 CQWWSSB contests, I was praying for
a "three-peat" so that I would get to experience the fun of worldwide
activity.

My goal was to operate 30 hours or so, and see if I could make 3,000 q's.
Given all that had happened to my station and the new and undiagnosed heart
problem, that was really all that I could expect.

Cndx were excellent on 15 before the start of the contest and tuning around I
had heard JT, BY, T9, ZD8, HS, KH2, etc. Quite remarkable!

I decided to tune at 0000z rather than run and pick up mults if I could find
them. From 0000 - 0012z, I worked AH0K, YB9Y, ZD8O, HS0ZCW, B4S, WH2DX, AH0BT,
YE2C, 9V1YC and a handful of JA's and KH6's! I couldn't believe what I had
worked just 12 minutes into the contest! Having worked some of the toughest
zones, I called cq and was rewarded with a good run to Japan, UA0 and South
America with ZL1ALA, VK2PN, BD5FFK, BD4IJ, BH1EBF, UA0LDW, RU0LL, BY4BMH, DU1KA
and others calling in. It was very exciting. It was also over very quickly and
at 0054Z I was tuning around 20 for mults quickly nabbing a LOUD BY0AA and
7Z1CQ, etc. Back to 15 which had re-opened to Pacific/JA where I found a very
loud NH2T, more JA's, a really loud RU1A (the only zone 16 station!), T88AZ,
R0AA and some S.A. The back to 20 at 0141z to run with 9K2/K9TX, VU3KPL, 3V7A,
VU2RCT, UN7QF, UN7TO, RM0A, BU3NXI, VU3DJQ, TF2MSN, FY5FY and more JA's, UA9/0.
and Northern Europeans with SA/Carib. as well. RT0Q and then FR5CB called in
at 0226/0227, and then I continued to run on 20 while picking off some loud Eu
mults on 40. I was rusty at SO2R after all the years of not doing it, but,
like any skill, once learned well, you can pick it back up pretty quickly. The
run on 20 did not last long so I started tuning on 20 and 15 picking up SA/Carib
and Southern EU while finding a lonely and loud JT1CO on 15 @ 0326z and then
A71BX on 20 at 0329z. More mults followed on 20- D4C, $o#A, ZD8O, 4L0A, A65BP,
and many others. I even was able to run a few Southern/Western EU stations on
20 ~ 04z and I KNEW that 20 would be wide open at 07-08z. But I also knew that
I physically could not operate then and I had to sleep.

After several decades of "Iron Man" SOABHP efforts, it was very
discouraging to realize that due to years of illness and now a new heart
problem, I had to opt for sleep rather than operating. Knowing that I could
not be competitive in score without low-band antennas made this a little easier
to swallow, but it still hurt.

I had originally thought about operating single band 15, but 20 was so much fun
that ~ 01z, I decided to go all-band.

I ran some more EU at ~ 05z and then tuned on 40 and 80 for mults - now
operating one radio. On 80 I had no antenna, and the it was tough to work
stations with the high swr of dysfunctional 40 meter wires. I worked the loud
guys who could hear me and then tuned more on 40 - it was almost impossible to
hear any separate anyone on that band - the EU stations were 2 - 3 deep across
the band, many of whom were badly over-modulated. My head hurt and I was
really tired. I qrt'd at 0546z with my heart skipping beats and feeling
spasming in my chest.

I set the alarm clock for 08z, prepared the meds and food and then was on the
air at 0814z with a decent run on 20 into EU. The stations were loud but the
rate disappointing. It made sense though - who would want to be on 20 when 10
and 15 were wide open in EU? At 0854z the run petered out and I hunted mults
on 80 and 40. I worked several loud JA's on 40 and also found RN0CT in z19.
20 had really not opened at 09z so at 0920z I took a brief break and went high
in the band at 0945z for the next run. I moved back down at 10z and settled in
until 20 went long and the rate disappeared at 1045z. PJ4X gave me a hard time
on 20 for about 10 minutes - squatting on my run freq. and then refusing to
move even though he knew I was there first. I really don't understand why ops
do that. I ran for another 25 minutes and then qsy'd to 15 meters. That
didn't work. Again I went high in the band, but encountered lots of qrm and
then went even higher in the band where at least I could hear fairly well.
This paid off with a 224 hour at 11z which included VK6PH at 1139z, A65CA @
1150z and UN8PT at 1153z. I welcomed VR2/IK7YTT at 1157z with VK6NTE at 1158z.
15 was really beginning to open, but with active geomagnetic cndx expected, I
felt it would best to qsy to 10, which I did at 1205z. I started out low in
the band and the wall of qrm and splatter was holding down the rates. At 1222z
I again went high in the band where I could hear well and the rate soared. The
12z, 13z and 14z hours were 244, 230 and 199 q's respectively - not as good as
in 2011 when I had a 276 clock hour - but plenty good enough. At one point the
last 10 rate was 423.5 and last 100 rate was up to 299.0! I was surprised by
the lack of opening to Russia and deep Russian provinces on 10. UN6P called in
at 1305z with an occasional z17, but little else from that region. However, at
1346z, HS5FAI was a welcome Z26 mult followed by CT3HF and VU2GRM at 1350z.
VU2SGW called in at 1434z but little else except EU. I noticed that my 10
meter mult was quite low and was surprised given by how good cndx were. I
stayed on 10 longer than I should with the rate slowing to 128 in the 15z hour,
but I wanted to milk the band with the solar flares expected. At 1640z I qsy'd
back to 15 staying high in the band, and was rewarded by XW0YJY calling in at
1653z as well as 4L8A and 9V1YC at 1701z. IG9Y called in at 1722z but then all
EU until FR5GS (z39)at 1819z followed by ZS5NK at 1825. Occasional SA/Carib
followed but nothing truly exciting. I had wondered where Africa was as well
as deep Russia or long-path Pacific - 15 was wide open but I could not find
these mults. 15 continued to produce rate with 128, 131, 146 and 168 hours at
15, 16, 17 and 18z and at 19z I ran on 15 while tuning on 10. I found XP1A
for the double mult at 1914z and then 5X1NH called in on for a
"double" at 1916z. Zd7VC was a welcome "double" at 1938z
as was TF3EE at 1946z. VO2NS called in at 1950z for the zone 2 mult and I
passed him to 10 for another mult. and ending a 120 hour. This was my ONLY
attempted mult pass of the weekend. Since I hadn't expected to seriously
operate, I did not make the effort to pass mults. At 2010z I qsy'd to 20
fairly high in the band and negan a good run with 145 and 168 hours at 20/21z.
VK5NC called in for z29 at 2046z followed by BD2Fw and B9/BY9GA at 2137z,
BH7PFH and ZS1ZC at 2141z and VU2IIXat 2143z. This was getting more
interesting now. :-) The run continued with TK/SP7VC at 2148z, V51B at 2150z
and BD7KBH and YB1TJ at 2152z. YE2R at 2153z capped off the fund in the 21z
hour.

Taking advantage of the lack of solar flares and the quiet auroral oval, I
opted for 10 over 15 at 22z and began a modest JA run. with R0FA and UA0DM in
z19 and VK2DX also calling in. AH0K called in for a welcome double mult at
2229z while I was also tuning on 15 and working SA/Carib. I also found NH2DX
and D4C for another double on 15. The 22z hour was a modest but productive 102
q's with 18 mults followed by 61 q's and 18 mults in the 23z hour as I found
E51USA, NH7A, YB9FL and TI5W for double mults and nabbed a loud VK6LC from a
big pileup. I finished the first 24 hours with 2731 q's 128 z and 343
countries for 3,655,902 in 21.0 hours of operating. I was very pleased with
this score given the absence of functional low-band antennas.

In the 00z hour, I stayed on 15 meters and had a nice JA run with ZP9EH,
BG6AHD, V3A and BU2AU calling in as well as HL1VAU, BD4MCG, B5B, BY4AA and
several UA0's. 00z was a 88 hour followed by 58 and 86 q's in the 01z and 02z
hours. Much to my surprise, I had a very nice EU/Middle East run on 40 - cndx
must have been exceptional on that band for me to be heard that well with what
I was using. At 03z I tuned 80/40 and 20 for mults, found a few and then
qrt'd. My heartbeat had gotten very erratic and I was very concerned about
what the hard work of SSB operating and the lack of sleep was doing to me.
I took some heart medicine and hoped for the best. I slept for 5 hours and was
back on 40 at 0918z looking for all the mults that I had missed. I found double
mults OA4/ZQ3SA and 3G3I and was shocked to fund an S9 LA3WAA! I also nabbed
XE1H, DX1J and LP1H for double mults and two carib stations on 80. Back to 20
for a run at 0933z and then calling cq to work almost no one between 0935z -
1018z. I couldn't wait to get to 15 which I did at 1030z with a modest rate
until 1048z when the "on" switch was pulled and the band opened.
With the early move to 10 on Saturday, I had missed many 15 meter mults and so
I decided to stay on 15 for an additional hour to milk it. The 10z hour was
very slow with 59 q's. but that improved with 189 and 160 hours at 11z and 12z.


I was absolutely thrilled to work SU9AF at 1110z. This was my 39th zone on 15
leaving only z22 to be worked for my 40th. I liked my odds of working a VU2 on
15 with cndx so good. Later on, I got to 39 zones on 20 but could not find
SU9AF on that band. 15 opened well and at 1113z the last 10 rate hit 450.0!
At 1126z, the last 100 rate got up to 260.7. T6MC was a most welcome caller at
1147z with Nodir, EY8MM at 1148z! RA9ULK, RN9O, DV3FSk and HS3ANP closed out the
11z hour! This was fun! 12z began the same way 11z had ended with HZ0ZDX
calling in at 1204z, DX1DBT at 1209z followed by UA9UDX and then 4J5A at 1219z.
VU2VID was most welcome z22 at 1224z!

I had done it! In all my years of operating CQWW as a SOABHP op. I had never
before worked all 40 zones on a band unassisted - I had had 39 zones many times
before, but NOT 40!. In fact, I believe that I am only the 2nd US op to work
all 40 zones on a band while being SOABHP Unassisted. It was a thrilling
moment! OH0V and HZ1XB called in later in the hour for two more mults, along
with E2E and HS5AC at 1233z and VU3NXi at 1245z. YB1AQD followed at 1248z with
HS0ZLE and HS0ZJT at 1253z, YC1LA at 1254z and YB1LZ at 1257z.

Having worked my 40th zone on 15, I could now qsy to 10 for rate and I did so
13z. 10 was in fine shape with the next 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17z hours providing
205/186/143/135 and 105 q's. I had a shockingly low number of 10 meter mults
and I couldn't understand why. So when A61DJ called in for a double mult at
1338z I was very happy. Although 10 was wide open, I just wasn't working the
deep Russian/African and Middle Eastern mults. YB0NFL called in at 1427z with
VU2RCT at 1442z and VU2BGS at 1450z. An occasional mult would call in like
TK4LS at 1456z and HR2WW at 1501z and EA9BO at 1617z, but little else. It was
really exciting when C91KHN called in at 1725z with RT0B in z19 following at
1728z. Realizing that I was missing most of the Pacific and Asia on 20, I
decided to tune 20 with the beam North. I found Dave, NH2T at 1735z for a
double and then James, 9V1YC at 1758z. At 1802z I found Champ, XW0YJY for
another double but 10 had petered out by now and it was time to run on 15. I
found a good run freq. on 15 and settled in - the band was wide open but there
was no volume. 5Z4T called in at 1847x and then CO2RK at 1849z. That
completed an 87 hour at 18z with 5 mults and then VU2RCT called in at 1911z.
15 was on fumes and it was time to qsy to 20 which produced 127 q's in the 19z
hour followed by 162 in the 20z hour! Z68BH called in at 1952z and ZS1VV at
1957z. I dug out a weak OY9R at 2032z and then a few JA's/UA9's called in with
EU. I stayed on 20 and was too tired to tune - working 97 q's in the 21z hour.
DX1DBT called me at 2104z with a few VK's/ZL's and JA's. late in the 21z hour I
began to tune on 10, finding NH2T, and CE5CN for a double while 6W1SR called in
on 20. I stayed on 20 where CT3HF and HS0ZDX called in for mults while I ran
EU and JA. VU2GRM called in as well as Al1G, BY6DX and BA7JA. I started
tuning on 10 to work JA's. I worked 98 q's in the 22z hour with YB0NFL calling
in with the JA's and then C91KHN calling in for a double mult at 2258z.
Unfortunately I was only finding JA's and KH2's on 10 so no mults there -
surprisingly I was not hearing SA either. It was puzzling!

At 2309z, a very loud JT1T called in on 20 followed by VK6LC at 233z and UA0OD
at 2340z. 4K6Fo closed out the mult scoring at 2346z.

I was absolutely shocked to realize that I had made almost 5,000 q's in my
limited operating time. 4939 q's reduced to 4832 after dupes, the most q's
that I had ever made from operating stateside. The activity was phenomenal but
while the cndx were excellent, they were not nearly as good as they could have
been.

I recall much better openings on 15 in 1999 and 2004 and much better 10
openings and rate on 10 many times. Even 20 seemed limited at times.

I looked up my final SOABHP Unassisted score in 2002 and noted that I had
worked 157 zones and 583 countries for a total of 740 mult., with 147/139/128
countries on 20/15/10. Even with the reduced African and Pacific activity, I
still left a lot of mults on the table, especially the 100+ mults that I gave
up on the low bands, with the total mult of only 562, or 178 less than in
2002.

Of course I was passing mults like crazy in that contest as opposed to the ONE
mult. that I passed this year.

Bottom line: 4,832 q's 144 zones 418 contries = 7,748,294 in 38 hours
operating

Adding all this together, I believe that it was possible to make a 10 meg - 11
meg score from my station this weekend, assuming that I could have operated
about 45 hours - unfortunately not possible for me.

I don't know what the future holds for me health-wise, but it makes me happy to
know that with activity increasing and the very good conditions, I was able to
make 4,600+ q's on the high bands this weekend - the most ever from the US!
And with a few more hours of operating, I easily would have broken the 5,000
qso barrier. Something to shoot for in the future!

It was great to say hello to old friends all over the world and I thank
everyone for the q's and mults.

Congrats to all the ops that produced great scores and new records in this
contest!

73 and cu in CQWWCW!

Bob KQ2M

kq2m@kq2m.com

www.rlsfinancialgroup.com
www.kq2m.com
 
DL2CC   SOAB Classic LP   1,198,5262013-11-03 14:15:22
This feels like having a knife when everybody else has a gun.
But fun.
 
NH7A(@KH6LC)   M/2 HP   12,808,4172013-11-03 15:42:10
Many thanks to our most gracious host, Lloyd KH6LC - many years our friend and
fellow NCCC member for putting up with a couple of Senior guys on their last
legs. Oliver W6NV and I decided to try an iron-man multi-2 (more like multi
1.5) and with more than a few challenges, survive we did. Oliver had
laryngitis and operated 40 and 15, and me with an aching back - 160, 80, 20,
10.
A serious thunder/lightning storm late Saturday night, with hours of rain
static, definitely cut into low band operation numbers, but 20 - 10, no
excuses. Good LP openings on 10M into Europe both nights with pileups bigger
than I could pull. A quick standby for Africa, and blessed to be called by
South Sudan for our only Zone 34.

Now comes CW - Oliver will be SB15 from ZD8W and I will be SB20 or 15 from
9Y4W.

Vy 73, Jim N6TJ
 
W1WBB   SOAB(A) LP   19,5162013-11-03 20:26:39
Just DXing/PFX hunting for new ones...very limited time.

100w to 5-band Hexbeam up at 32 ft. Amazing condx to Far East, esp Sat. PM.
 
N6QQ   M/S HP   1,830,0462013-11-04 00:09:36
At last, great conditions on 10 meters. Finally broke my record of 2011.
427 Q's and 123 countries son 10 meters alone.

Worked 144 countries in 38 zones. Missed zones 22 and 39.

3 Band DXCC was something new for me. Missed DXCC on 40 meters by 8
countries.

One highlight, working 7O2A (Yemen). ARRL has already approve this operation.

Operation was at N6MXU QTH.
Rig: IC-7800, Alpha 87A, Monster SteppIR and 80 a meter dipole.

Linda, KD6HYN was a second operator. It was fun watching her operated under my
Call. No question that a female voice does help in making QSO's.

Does look like we are having a second top in this sun spot cycle.

Overall, my 2013 DXCC total is 258. My projection, should hit 265 countries by
the end of the year.

Now on to CQ WW CW Contest. The 27 day rotation of the Sun should hit about
the right time for great conditions.

John, N6QQ
 
IR4B(IK4AUY)   SOSB/10 HP   282,4502013-11-04 06:57:41
A very busy contest week end on 10m. with such high sunspot numbers (171
day 1, 206 day 2) band was full from down to 28.250 to above 29MHz. A big
surprise to work Socotra Is., 7O2A, in zone 37 activated by Dima just for
this contest, and to work 2 Hawaiian stations via LP to South Pole. At
times it was possible to work some stations not too far away only with
antenna to long path. West coast US signals where loud. I had a great time but
saturday I missed some hours in the morning to start contest. Power out closely
measured at 500W PEP with LP-100A wattmeter, Antenna 3 el Ultrabeam, rig TS590,
one tetrode tube amplif. Best 73 de Sergio IR4B (IK4AUY)
 
WX9U   SOAB HP   56,7622013-11-04 07:41:27
Just playing...had to work the weekend!
 
ED3X   M/S HP   10,773,5992013-11-04 08:44:08
Great Contest with great propagation conditions, high bands was open, 20m open
almost all the day. We have done better score than last year.

TX/RX: K3's
160: Bazooka dipol
80: Bazooka dipol + K9AY
20: 4 el + 3 el
15: 4 el + 4 el
10m: 5 el. + Vert.

Regards ED3X - Team
 
OK7O(@OK1OUE)   M/S HP   8,300,0002013-11-04 08:58:47
Hello contesters, we really enjoyed great conditions of CQ WW SSB 2013 on high
bands. We get and enjoyed great pile ups on 10 and 15 meter band!(10 min. rate
> 400, and hour rate >200).
Many THANKS all, who called us.

See you next year OMs! 73! de OK1GTH on behalf team OK1OUE/OK7O

More information coming soon on our website

http://ok1oue.nagano.cz

Setup (RUN): IC756PRO + GTH filter Unit + GTH PA

160m: dipol 12m UP (RX phased beverage 2x160m, 1x 180m, 1x 140m)
80m: dipol 25m UP (RX phased beverage 2x160m, 1x 180m, 1x 140m)
40m: 3el Yagi 18m UP (RX phased beverage 2x160m, 1x 180m, 1x 140m)
20m: 3el YAGI 28m UP (RX phased beverage 2x160m, 1x 180m, 1x 140m
15m: 4el YAGI 30m UP
10m: 6el YAGI 22m UP

Setup (Search): FT1000MARKV + GTH preselektor + PA Acom 1010

160m: dipol 12m UP
80m: dipol 25m UP
40m: vertical dipol 20m UP
20m: 3el tribander 10m UP
15m: 3el tribander 10m UP
10m: 3el tribander 10m UP
 
N2RM   SOAB Classic HP   1,933,5802013-11-04 09:05:47
Glad I spent some time getting the 10 meter antennas working a little better.

As the song goes, "all we need is flux, flux all we need is flux."

73, and hope the conditions continue, N2RM
 
NP4G   SOSB/20 LP   124,8992013-11-04 09:51:29
I wanted to come back again and do this category but Murphy had better plans.
After running very well the first night. At 10Am power went out. It wasn't
until 4 hours later that power came back on but I was already far back so I
decided to stop running this category and joined my fellow hams for the KP4BD
multi Op team. Multi seems to be more fun.

Good luck to all those 20M single band contesters secially to my friend Chris
9Y4D who decided to go LP!

Otis
NP4G
 
KP4BD   M/M HP   5,428,2022013-11-04 09:58:59
This was the first attempt to run a multi operator effort from Kp4BD.

Originally had planed to have Otis run 20M using the 5 Elements Quad and a 6
element yagi but power went out and it pushed us back a couple of hours. We
were unable to operate 80 and 160 due to antenna problems. 40M was limited to
late night as there was RFI with the 20M station.

At Sunday afternoon decided to run each antenna independently. Fired up the
amps and brought in a nice rate on 15 and 10.

Many thanks to my guest operators KH2RU, KP4RV, NP3O and NP4G and to all those
that made QSO with us.

See you later on DX!!!!

Daniel
KP4BD

New M/M Record for KP4!!
 
WE9V   SOSB(A)/10 HP   770,8142013-11-04 22:22:46
I started out the contest doing an All-band Assisted effort.
I did my normal thing...just work all the packet spots,
mostly the multipliers, as there's so many of them
on all the bands. I had 12 10M QSOs in the first
few minutes, then I moved to the other bands for the
next 12 hours. In the morning, more S&P, mostly
concentrating on 10M, but also working 15-40M too.
For the first 24 hours, I didn't call CQ even once.
At the start of the 2nd 24 hours, I called CQ into
Japan on 10M and worked a nice 130 hour,
then back to 15-160. The next morning, 10M seemed
even better, so I decided to call CQ, way up above
28900, and was rewarded with a 198, 217, and 175
per hour rates. Boy, that was awesome! (My best
non-clock-hour rate was 252! From Wisconsin!)
It seemed like I could break the W9 SOSB Assisted 10M HP
record, so I concentrated more on 10M in order to
see if I could do it.

I accomplished a couple major things. First of all,
I beat my personal best for SO All-Band Assisted,
previously achieved in 2004 with 1307q 142z 499c
for 2.3 Million points. This time I finished with
2310q 149z 514c for 4.3M, had I submitted an AB
score.

My entire log:
QSOs Points Zones Countries Mults Score
160m: 5 8 5 4
80m: 54 147 14 37
40m: 153 439 26 81
20m: 195 554 31 110
15m: 441 1235 37 131
10m: 1462 4122 36 151
Totals: 2310 6505 149 514 663 4,312,815


Instead, I think my bigger accomplishment is breaking
the W9 10M Assisted (claimed, before log checking).
Therefore, I am submitted this log as such.

QSOs on 10M: NA 150, SA 110, EU 837, AS 283, AF 25, OC 57
246 JAs, 122 DLs, 89 Is, and 57 USA (limited because I
didn't call CQ that much.

73, Chad WE9V
http://www.we9v.com
 
OG6N(OH6NIO)   SOAB(A) HP   4,967,5992013-11-05 10:33:13
Finally we had a chance to enjoy some very nice openings on 10m. I wish we will
enjoy a rerun on the CW leg and the ARRL 10m contest. Breaking the 3kQSO mark
was a pleasant surprise as well as breaking the OH SOAB assisted record. Well I
lost the record to Jari OH8L who did a fine job and outperformed me as well as
Markku, OG2A who also beat me. Kudos to you guys but I want a rematch in the CW
leg!

The week prior to the contest was very busy at my station. On Monday Mark
OH6MMC repaired my low band dipoles and a 20m beam. On Friday I took a day off
and prepared for the contest whole day from dawn to dusk and beyond. The task
list shortened a bit but many issues were still left to be resolved later
during the coming weekends. For example I did not manage to repair my 20m stack
and I was forced to run the top beam only. It goes without saying that I did not
have much of rest before the contest started. I dozed off for just 1 hour.

The lack of rest took its toll on Sunday as I was sometimes in trouble when I
was trying to utter a correct word. Every once in a while I kept dozing off in
the middle of a QSO. I hope that this does not show in the UBN report. Finally
after a short break I got my act together and was able to continue.

I had the main radio hooked up to an AL-80A linear amplifier but I had hardly
any time to setup the second radio so I was running it barefoot. Later during
the contest it stopped working so I was basically SO1R. I wish I had had enough
time to test the setup. After the contest it turned out to be an intermittent
connector in the feed-line.

The lack of the second radio for the multipliers hurt badly my QSO count
because a quick calculation revealed that I was running only 22.5 hours and
used as much as 17.5 hours in search and pounce mode.

The start of the contest was difficult for me because I could hear the guys
from OH0 and south from me running stateside when I could not get my run going
no matter how I tried. Luckily the propagation improved at my QTH in the
morning. 10m was open until 17Z but then 15m offered good propagation for 3
hours. Around 20Z I was extremely tired and the higher bands were almost
closed. At 23Z 20m peaked shortly after which I went to bed for 4 hours.

Sunday morning started at 05Z with multiplier hunting on 160m, 80m, 40m and
20m. 06Z it was time to QSY to 10m to try some Asia. After 09Z I moved to 15m
for the last JAs and before 12Z back to 10m to nail a frequency for stateside
pileups. I moved back to 15m to run more stateside after 16Z.
I noticed that the propagation was rapidly going down around 19Z. I had to take
some refreshments and a short break to regain my energy resources for the final
push. Too bad 20m was very poor from here and when I was almost ready to throw
in the towel when the band finally opened and stayed open until the end.
 
NP4A   SOSB/80 HP   313,1582013-11-06 02:31:10
Since I have never done computer logging in a contest before, only paper
logging, and I wanted to have some fun, like in the old days, in the CQWW2013
CONTEST. The only antenna I have are a pair of 160 meters dipoles feed with
600 ohms open line and also I was expecting a visitor saturday morning, I
decided to operate non assisted single band 75 meters. I have five Beverage
antennas that let me hear very well on that band. On friday night everything
ran very well but on Saturday evening it was very windy, that created several
electric power interruptions for short periods of time. Due to this frequent
power failure, it caused the remote antenna switch relays to burn because of
hot switching. I was too tired to do trubleshooting during the day on Sunday,
so I missed the sunset grayline propagation. I spent the last two hours of the
contest just listening. At that time I realized that I was listening very well,
I heard a JA and a YC0 calling KP4KE and he never acknowledged neither of the
stations. The same thing happen with other stations in my area, so at that
instance an extension was requested to the contest director,thanks to
Alfredo,WP3C, for installing the contest program in my computer so I can
submitt my log in the cabrillo format. Congratulation to OH2BYS for his
excelent 80 meters band score from EF8S and also to KK6ZM from VP2MXA.


BEST 73'S TO ALL / NP4A
 
W5PR   SOSB/10 HP   1,084,9142013-11-07 06:20:06
Nice to be back above 1 mil score on SOSB 10 meters. last year, I thought I did
not tune for mults enough. This year, I feel I tuned too much. Invariably I
would waste time in a pileup only to have the station call me later. With the
band full of stations, it takes WAY too long to tune. I never heard the 3 zones
I missed (2, 22 and 23), but I worked a lot of good stuff in zone 18 so the
polar routes were good. Condx were good most of the weekend. I still have my
second tower on the ground with half of the 10 meter antennas and my big 6
meter beam. I had one rotary beam and 2 fixed beams pointing NE. Probably
won't be a weekend like this for a number of years.

Chuck W5PR
 
N4JOW   SOAB HP   39,2152013-11-08 18:49:31
Go PVRC !
 
EA9CD   SOSB(A)/15 QRP   156,0902013-11-10 09:47:15
Thank you very much to all the friends who have had the patience so I
can work in QRP mode, 21 MHz propagation especially impressive on
Saturday, with contacts with Asia, Pacific, Caribbean area, very good.
99 countries and 30 zones worked. 73 EA9CD
 
LU5MT   SOSB/15 LP   134,5042013-11-10 14:10:45
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
21 547 1564 30 56
Total 547 1564 30 56
Score: 134.504
 
PY2ELG   SOSB/15 LP   9,8002013-11-12 17:38:34
A lot of fun in this weekend although the setup is minimal to compete with the
big guns. Propagation was very nice, It helped me all the time to be heard by
most stations.
That's it folks, now PY2ELG is back like old times and will gain strength day
after day to participate more and more.
See you at the next event.

Setup was: RIG TS-140S WITH 70W OUTPUT, HORIZ DIP 15M BAND 7M HIGH, TEB STA-1
ANTENNA TUNNER.
 
N4VDL   SOAB Classic LP   89,2322013-11-17 21:45:39
Sorry so late posting--I did submit the log on time.

Thanks to everyone for the q's. As usual, I had a great time and continue to
learn about contesting.

73,
David+
N4VDL
 
NN6XX   SOAB HP   187,8602013-11-18 11:22:48
Out of town!!
Might have missed an all-time 10M event
 
AA1UT   SOAB(A) LP   229,1522013-11-19 05:31:21
FTDX3000D @ 100W
80m DIPOLE @ 35FT
N1MM LOGGING SOFTWARE
 
VK2PN   SOAB HP   1,002,2932013-11-24 17:57:45
I did not go as well as last year.. (last year: 1593 QSOs and 1,290,266
points).

However:
The conditions were very good.. My feeling that 10 m was not as good as last
year, but there was plenty of action.

I did find the 40 m signals little down, but the 15 m and 20m was great.

That brings me to a nostalgic thought... next year we may/should have "the
pleasure" to have lesser condx. Who knows. Now the thought in my mind is,
that in 11 years I will not have the mental and physical capacity to do it
again... So that's it... (depressing eh?).

I may conclude with the usual grumpy remark:
The EU ZOO was "right on mark" (God it is hard to work them). The
last couple of hours of the contest on 15m (where the condx were superb) the
US cousins gave me hard time trying to match the EU cousins.. (shame on you
cousins). There is a rule: Listen first and then press the F4 key.

The JA as always were gentlemen.

If I had stepped on anybody toes... please forgive the old bloke... it was not
intentional.

Forgive the old grumpy man. At my age I have the right to be grumpy.

Thanks to all who called me... it was fun despite that my blood boiled few
times. You all had GREAT signals.

ta
73
Patrick VK2PN
 
DJ5AN   SOAB(A) HP   1,933,6682013-11-26 11:38:21
Had to work hard to get the 80m 4 square ready for the contest. Thanks to my
wife Sabine an Marcel PA9M the last work was done on Friday and the results
were excellent. The second night a long run to state side. wonderful open, only
KL7RA showed to late up to complete all zones worked on 10m.
 
IZ3NVR   SOAB(A) QRP   255,2522013-11-27 07:32:06
It has been a tough thing...

Had some pre scheduled duties between saturday and sunday and did my best to be
active the rest of the time. Had tons of fun with 10m being really wide open.
Missed the QRP DXCC in a weekend by 20 entities and, in phone, I guess its
still a wonderful result.

Congratulations to ND0C for the outstanding score, who knows....maybe one day
I'll be able to get close to it.

Thanks to everyone that took the time to listen to my signal and see you in the
next contests
Stefano, IZ3NVR
 
N3RS   SOAB(A) HP   5,206,0002013-11-27 07:53:28
Not my favorite mode, but I did have some fun with very good conditions -
especially on 10M.

73 de Sig
 
RA/KE5JA   SOAB HP   791,3162013-11-29 21:43:14
QTH is Sakhalin Island, Asiatic Russia