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AJ4FM   SOSB/20 HP   24,2002011-09-25 11:04:07
Operated 6.5 hours, mostly S&P. Never heard so many stations on 20M than Friday
night. I heard that 15 and 10 were open also. All in all it was fun as W3LPL
says.
 
K6RB   SOAB HP   205,4032011-09-25 11:14:58
It was great to see 10 and 15 open and productive.
 
AA4V   SOAB HP   274,6182011-09-25 11:50:32
Limited effort. Great to hear 10M open...hope it stays that way for our AA4V/VP9
CQWW Phone contest effort next month.
 
W6SX   SOAB HP   533,8622011-09-25 12:37:53
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes, MMTTY, N1MM.
 
N8NOE   SOAB HP   8,4682011-09-25 13:02:04
Lost my PK-900 for the Weekend, and thought I'd lost my Tuner. Made some Nice
QSO's and had some fun. Log sent to LOTW/eQSL..
 
K4WW   SOSB(A)/15 HP   164,4162011-09-25 13:27:48
Good conditions. At one time I commented that RTTY operators had the ability to
compete, while being considerate. I may need to rethink that comment. I had
several instances of working a station, then having them start calling CQ
within 30-60 Hz of the frequency that we had just worked on. Also several
instances of what I suspect was SO2R "newbies" not being ready to send their
exchange. I suppose they need to practice, but not in a contest with good
conditions and high participation. Regardless, I operated as much as I wanted
to, and had some fun, while taking time to do other things. Thanks to all, for
the contacts, and to the sponsors for their hard work.
 
S53M(S51FB)   SOAB HP   564,5102011-09-25 13:31:53
Operation limited to Saturday afternoon / evening.

Thanks for calls

73 de Miha, S51FB
 
W2YC   SOAB(A) HP   1,614,9682011-09-25 14:06:44
On Sunday, when the K went to 3, the bands really degraded quickly here.
 
HA8BE   SOSB(A)/10 LP   76,2602011-09-25 14:14:44
FT-990
8el.LOG.PER.

Thanks for all QSO's over!
DX 73, Bela!
 
KO7AA   SOAB HP   704,9412011-09-25 15:42:05
I hadn't planned to operate, but on Monday my wife told me she had to work a
long shift on Saturday. It has been a few years since my last RTTY contest,
and I couldn't even remember how to run RTTY with my various radios. I do
have an OMNI VII now though, so I had TenTec FedEx out a USB-to-ACC port
cable.
Amazingly unbelievebly simple hookup!

The monsoons (thunderstorms every evening) keep me off the air all summer, but
they ended last week. I usually disconnect and unplug EVERYTHING at the tower
and in the shack, so it was nice to see everything holding up to high power
RTTY contesting after sitting idle for 4 monthes....

I wish I had SO2R running, but I'm not very technical, and it would have taken
me a long time to figure it out. There were some slower times CQing on 10/15,
it would have been nice to have worked more than 15 DX countries on 20M :)

Distance based scoring would sure be nice. Especially in a totally computer
dependent mode like RTTY. How tough could it be to have N1MM set up to
calculate
this?

Thanks for the Q's !!

73 Bill KO7AA in Tucson
 
N4TB   SOSB/10 HP   125,6642011-09-25 16:27:06
10 is back!

Great condx to EU and JA. Only worked a few NE USA stations.

Had to shut down several times both days for T-storms.

73 Terry N4TB
 
WA4PGM   SOAB(A) LP   57,6082011-09-25 16:29:13
Used a Inverted L for antenna. High bands sounded great!
 
CG9HF(VE9HF)   SOAB HP   252,2552011-09-25 16:40:02
Ft-1000MP, Alpha 87A, Hustler 6BTV ground mounted vertical.
 
PX2V(@PY2KJ)   M/S HP   1,789,9142011-09-25 16:43:48
TS2000
PK900

ACOM 1010 - 400 WATTS
8 EL LOG PERIOD
2 EL 40M
80M DIPOLE

QSL VIA PY2KJ
 
KU1T   SOAB HP   1,862,5882011-09-25 16:44:57
What a difference a year make...
Last year it was my first serious concert from my shack, still babying a
borrowed SB-220 (Thanks Mike !) .
In 24 hours on the air I got 597q, for over 400k points. This year - just
wanted to beat that.. That. I was ahead in 23h; then it was raising the bar. In
addition, my focus was to take advantage of 10m - my work schedule currently
limits my radio time, so it was my chance.. that. Then it was - can I get a 1k
Q? can I get 1 mil points ? and further and further.. some spectacular events -
pipeline to Japan on 15m around 01z, EU wide open on 10m - it was 200Q before
first US station got to me on 10...
All in all, that was first time I was in the thick of things with a very good
conditions.
Thanks for all the Q's - really thanks.

vy 73, de ku1t
_zjt
 
KA2D   SOAB(A) LP   1,252,6322011-09-25 17:02:17
What a difference with decent propagation.
 
K3WW   SOAB(A) HP   1,127,4562011-09-25 17:04:00
10 Meters...
 
K3TN   SOAB HP   213,3482011-09-25 17:04:03
Even a RTTY contest is fun when both 10 and 15m are open.
 
WJ2D   SOSB/15 HP   442,9742011-09-25 17:05:04
Great condx on 15m. I did this test on 40 last year but that was a drag staying
up all night! I got to sleep when the band (15 mtrs) was down all night! Lots
of fun!!!!
 
W7RN(WK6I)   SOAB HP   2,599,0302011-09-25 17:05:51
I worked the one and only RTTY station in Manatoba! The highlight next to the
10M and 15M explosion.

Station:
K3 x 2, Emtron Amp x 5, u2R, WriteLog/MMTY
80 - Phased Ground Plane Array
40 - 4el @ 70', 2el @120'
20 - 6/6 on 140' tower
15 - 6 el @ 40'
10 - 6 el @ 35'
 
N8BJQ   SOAB HP   1,565,5102011-09-25 17:08:33
I hope this is a sign of good things to come. Started out doing SO15 until
things got slow on Saturday morning. Though maybe conditions were changing so
I checked 20 which was flat. Went to 10 and it was full of very strong EU
stations. Found a hole and called CQ and the pileup lasted for 165 Q's in
about 90 min. Most fun I've had in a RTTY contest. Gave up on the single band
thing and spent most of Saturday swapping between 10 and 15. Nice JA run on 15
on Saturday night. Heard 1 JA on 10 but could not work him. Low bands were
pretty quiet but never could get much going. Almost identical score as last
year but in 2010 the low bands were great and nothing on 10. This year it was
just the opposite. Quit 4 hrs early to have dinner with my son, grand daugher
and great grandson.

The K3 is much nicer on RTTY with the P3. Much easier to find a hole to CQ.

K3 & Pro III
DX2400L
Tribander stack for 10 + 4 ele SE
4 ele 15 at 95'
4 ele 20 at 80'
2 ele 40 at 100'
Vertical and dipole for 80
 
KB3LIX   SOAB LP   818,4242011-09-25 17:09:18
100 % Search and Pounce.
100 watts, a 4BTV and a chunk of zip cord.

Nice to see so much activity on 10 & 15 meters.
 
KN3A   SOAB LP   6,0142011-09-25 17:09:45
Just a couple of hours at the end of the day. Decided to use 50 watts max
power.

Kenwood TS-450SAT
Dipole @ 25FT
50 Watts
N1MM Logger
 
AA7A   M/S HP   2,330,8342011-09-25 17:10:06
In word..."WOW". Conditions were the best we've seen in many years. It has been
a while since it was practical to run EU from out here in the Tumbleweed
Section (AZ).

Thanks for all the QSO's. See you all in CQWW DX CW in Nov as EL2A.

73,

Ned (AA7A)
Mike (KC7V)
 
KØMD   SOAB HP   133,0082011-09-25 17:10:21
Part time effort but a lot of FUN. Best parts were the band to band DX stations
on 10 and 15 meters. These bands are opening again.
 
N5UWY   SOAB LP   99,0342011-09-25 17:11:03
The N1MM summary window has confusing column headers, so not sure if this is
right.

Holy cow, were 10 and 15 hot! I've never worked so many JAs!

Lots of fun!

Thanks for all the Qs!!
 
LN5O(@LA5O)   M/2 HP   3,706,1972011-09-25 17:11:07
Made my own class :D
Single Op Multi Transmitter = Multi 2 :p Extreme Challenging hi hi


Had a rookie on RTTY with me in shack for few hours on Saturday, Svein LA3CLA
got his first tries with RTTY and Pileup!

Thanks for all the best EVER conditions, but I couldnt stay in chair as much as
I could wish as I been affected with Pneumonia for a long time so I needed long
rest..

New antennas was 5 el 20 yagi, 6 el 15m yagi and 40 m 4 Square.
15/10m: KLM KT34XA +Mosley PRO 67
40m: 2 el 40 m yagi + 40m 4 Square
Rigs TS850 + TS2000 + microham box for RTTY

See you in SAC SSB 8-9 October and CQ WW SSB from DX1M.

73 LA6FJA Rag
http://www.la6fja.eu/la5o
 
N1SNB   SOAB(A) HP   844,1232011-09-25 17:11:14
I had lot's of fun in this one. This is the most contacts I've ever made in a
RTTY event. Made the decision to not do SO2R in favor of a leisurely one radio
operation that would afford me time to watch some football and baseball
throughout the weekend as I CQ'd.

90% of QSOs were CQing. I like RTTY but hate RTTY pile-ups - so enjoyed my
time CQing. I still can't get my RTTY run rate north of 60 per hour -
probably a skill and signal strength issue. Operated assisted - though would
only go chase spots on Sunday if they were both a new zone and country.

Conditions, of course, we very good. 10m is never my best band but I was happy
to get some QSOs there. 15m was exceptional - open early, closed late with
strong signals from all over the world. All very exciting. These were the best
conditions I remember for a major contest going back to 2002 or so.

I hope they are here to stay now! Thanks for the contacts. My next contest is
the PA QSO party.

Station:

FT-920 and AL-811 amp.
80m Inv V
40m Inv V/Vertical
20m Delta Loop/Mini Beam
15m Delta Loop/Mini Beam
10m Delta Loop/Mini Beam
 
W6WRT   SOSB/80 HP   18,7602011-09-25 17:11:15
First time in 17 years of contesting a hardware failure knocked me off the air.
About half way through, the T/R relay in the amp failed. Wouldn't go back to
receive and couldn't fix it so went to LP for the duration. Guess I can't
complain, though.
 
W1EQ   SOAB HP   470,2502011-09-25 17:11:26
Great conditions on 10 and 15.
 
WA1FCN   SOAB LP   1,429,1002011-09-25 17:13:06
It's about time 10 mtrs came alive. My last cycle ja on 10 was
ja1ely march 2002. 9 1/2 years ago. This is a personal best
score of any contest ever. with propagation as good
as it was this is probably not even in the top ten low
power scores. Now its time to figure out a game plan
for CQ WW CW !
73 BoB WA1FCN
 
PY2NY   SOAB LP   1,200,0602011-09-25 17:14:59
Amazing opening on 10m, after a long long time. I did some stops, to be in a
party with our friends on Saturday and a nice lunch on Sunday, with Jeep ride
around our city... Anyway, more then I could expect about!! Hope to find you
next contest!!

Radio FT 1000 MK-V Field, KT-34-XA Triband, 40-2CD 40m yagi.
N1MM + MMTTY

PY2NY Max Rates:
2011-09-24 0012Z - 3,0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 180 per hour
2011-09-25 2301Z - 1,9 per minute (10 minute(s)), 114 per hour
2011-09-25 2309Z - 1,5 per minute (60 minute(s)), 89 per hour
 
N5RZ   SOAB HP   2,503,1482011-09-25 17:15:55
Say that was fun!! Outstanding condx.

Decided to do a single radio single op this time. Haven't got things set up
for SO2R yet on RTTY, but that sure would have helped. With 10M open, there
wasn't enough of me to cover everything with one radio. Outstanding activity.

Elecraft K3 + Alpha 87 TH6DXX@ 50' Rotary 40M Dipole @ 50' 80M inverted Vee
@ 50' NE & NW 580' beverages. N1MM software. Sure could have used a
second antenna for 20-15-10 --- I was riding the rotator the whole time!

Thanks to all for the QSO's.

73, Gator
 
ND2W(@W2WHP)   M/2 HP   3,580,6772011-09-25 17:16:13
Great outing Great conditions wonderful team work...
 
K4WI   SOSB/10 LP   84,9002011-09-25 17:16:31
WOW! TEN WAS HOPPING! I SURE DO MISS MY STACK..lost in the April storms. Low
power to a KT34 at 45 ft is a big difference. Mostly S+P... simply couldn't get
any kind of run going. Missed several countries... just couldn't get thru the
pile-ups. It was great to work Euro's and Ja's once again.... hope this stays
awhile! Thanks to all ... 73's Cort
 
KØHB   SOAB HP   366,6602011-09-25 17:17:13
Wish I could have spent more time on this one, but apple harvest and other
family obligations consumed all of Sunday.

What a nice treat to have the "money band" in a contest not be 20 meters!
Great JA/Oceana run on 15 from deep in the black hole of Zero-Land.

Now need to rig ship for the RealRadioman contest, SSCW, in just a few weeks.


73, de Hans, K0HB
--
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KT1I   SOAB LP   120,6522011-09-25 17:18:33
I had a lot of other stuff to do this weekend so only operated part time. It was
great to see 10 meters back.
 
K6MM   SOSB/10 HP   132,0602011-09-25 17:19:48
Missed Saturday. Planned on cherry-picking a few needed 10M DXCC entities
today. The band was wide open all day today. Great propagation to all
continents, especially Europe. Decided to just stay on 10M just for the sheer
fun of it and enter as SOSB/10. Even jumped down to the CW portion of the band
for about 20 non-contest QSOs. Hope this is a good sign for the rest of the
year. Thanks for the Qs. 73, John, K6MM.
 
DK8EY   SOAB HP   443,4792011-09-25 17:20:06
ICOM IC-7400, Ameritron AL-80B
Fritzel FB-53 5-ele beam, 2x23m dipole, DL3LAC-match
Toshiba Portege R700, N1MM Logger
 
W4EE   SOAB(A) LP   306,9002011-09-25 17:22:40
G5RV
TS-440S
Tnx for the Q's
73, Jim
 
WØPC   SOAB LP   21,3572011-09-25 17:25:37
Nice to see the bands opening up for a change. See you in the next one.
73, Rick
 
W4DXX   SOAB(A) HP   2,378,3652011-09-25 17:26:16
10 and 15m made the contest. 10m was almost like the good ole days and 15 was
the workhouse band. Upper bands were so good didn't really concentrate too
much on 20m. Wish for more activity from Africa and SE Asia.
Thanks to everyone for the activity and enjoyed it immensely. After 37 hours,
I think I can copy RTTY by sound now without a computer screen, hi. 73 & DX !
Eric / W4DXX
 
K2DSL   SOAB LP   858,1682011-09-25 17:26:28
I just experienced ham radio heaven.

100w, wire antennas, 1 radio and a world of fun!
 
WT6P   SOAB LP   525,6172011-09-25 17:27:29
Absolutely the best RTTY venture in years. It was a nice change to 'run' EU and
JA, have missed that since the early 2000!

Thunderstorms right of the the shack on Sat.night put the skids on operation
for about 5 hours, but picked it up again 2am Sunday. Bands started getting a
bit tinny for copy on Sunday afternoon, so I decided to do a bit of paying
work!

Hope for good conditions for this season and many hours of fun. Thanks to
everyone for a great time.

WT6P - Mark - Kingman, AZ
Elecraft K-3
Writelog & MMTTY
DX Engineering HexBeam @ 25'
Dipoles - 40 and 80m at 40'
 
ACØE   M/S LP   165,6002011-09-25 17:28:10
BEST SOLAR FLUX IN 15 YEARS !! DID NOT SPEND THE TIME I HAD PLANNED BUT SO MANY
GOOD STATIONS ON THE AIR. DID NOT HEAR A61 BUT WORKED MOST EVERYTHING ELSE I
HEARD. WEEKEND ACTIVITIES GOT IN THE WAY BUT XYL SAT DOWN AND COUNTED FOR 20+
QSOs SUNDAY AFTERNOON. 15 AND 10 METERS WERE LIKE BACK IN THE EARLY 1980's.
THANKS FOR ALL QSOs.
JIM AC0E AND PENNY KD0CYE
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS
 
W6ZL   SOAB LP   108,6472011-09-25 17:28:16
Limited effort, spent on 10 and 15.

/73
W6ZL

FT-1000MP MK V @ 100W
KT-34 M2 @ 30 ft.
N1MM 11.9.3
 
KK7PR(@K7ZS)   M/S HP   1,055,7922011-09-25 17:28:18
WOW!

What a nice surprise - solar flux hitting new Cycle 24 heights, solar flares,
loaded bands. THIS is fun!

And, great demonstration of the increasing popularity of RTTY!

Fun weekend with time taking off to sleep and recharge the body. Thanks to Jim
KI7Y, Joe KT7E, Andy KE7AUB, Steve KE7IHG, Billy KF7DSN and Steve N7BEF for
their support of our club efforts!

Fair share of MURPHY this weekend, RTTY contests always find the weakest link
in the chain! Spent a few hours on Tower One to replace a coax connector, made
a mistake and took out the front end of the mult station radio while tuning the
run radio, antenna switches failing. You know, all the normal stuff!

Thanks for all the QSO's, see you in the SSB contest in 4 weeks after
fortifying the station!

73 Kevin K7ZS and the Portland Radio Contester Club gang, AKA KK7PR
 
KA1CQR   SOAB LP   73,1622011-09-25 17:28:25
What a day, huh?!
 
VK3TDX   SOAB HP   1,916,1752011-09-25 17:30:01
Wonderful to see propagation raging again. In VK3 there was always a band open
to DX 24 hrs. At sunrise all five bands were open to DX - what a nice change
from past contests! Ten meters was wide open here in all directions well past
sunset and gave the most points.

Thanks to many fine operators participating making this contest so enjoyable.
Let's hope this is a sign of things to come.

Thanks to all who called.
73
Steve VK3TDX
 
KC4HW   SOSB(A)/20 HP   128,2262011-09-25 17:30:20
One Radio (FT2000D), Centurion Amp running about 500 watts, and the antenna was
a 204BA at 108'.

This was never intended to be anything but a part time entry. Friday night
(about 1.75hrs) it was mostly ST/PR QSO, will only a bit of DX. Saturday
morning (about .75hrs) it was about 50/50. Saturday evening, it just was not
much to talk about. Sunday had a little more time to put in and actually 20m
was not to good until about 2030Z when all of a sudden 20 came alive. I am not
sure what happened, but perhap 10m and 15m went away for the EUs and SAs.
Because there were alot of them on 20M after that. I did manage to work one
JA. Heard the 9M and YB but they could not hear me...

The 10m and 15m antennas were broke and on the ground. Perhap I can get them
back in the air real soon. I am sure it was great fun for those that were on
those bands.

Worked alot of familiar calls and plenty of new ones as well.

I enjoyed and thanks for all the Qs.

Jim/KC4HW
 
KD7MSC   SOAB HP   325,2602011-09-25 17:32:08
Rig was TS 930, Henry 2K-3, low dipole. Maybe next year I will try the contest
with an antenna. hihi. First time in years that I had more Q's on 10 then on
20. I was unable to get on 40 meters due to my 40 meter antenna being down.
Shared the station with my XYL, KD7ODG for her first RTTY contest. She had a
blast.
 
K4MM   SOAB(A) LP   809,3702011-09-25 17:32:43
Rig : TS-2000 @ 90 watts. An old MFJ Versa Tuner.
Antennas : 160M Inverted "L", 40M 1/4 Sloper & Dipoles. Lots of wire.

Great contest. Missed 1/2 a day Saturday And didn't do much operating
at night. This Oldtimer needs his sleep HI! Nice to see the bands
coming back. Thanks to all who worked me and my skinny signal.
The N1MM Logger and MTTY engine worked fine.
73 Tom Colyard K4MM
 
K7WP   SOSB/40 HP   166,8812011-09-25 17:32:53
FT1000MP/ AL811H/ Force12 6BA @ 70'/ N1MM:MMTTY/ SO1V

Great time on 40m; some nice surprises, but some missed mults. Terrific to have
condx on the way up. All-in-all, this contest is a great way to start the CQWW
season. Thanks for all the Q's, and thanks for Mother Nature for keeping the
monsoon winds down over the weekend so I could keep the tower raised! As
always, thanks to CQ and everyone who makes this event happen.

CU in the contests this fall...

John K7WP
Go Arizona Outlaws...!
 
N7AT(K8IA)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   465,1862011-09-25 17:35:04
This was only my third major RTTY contest. Lots to learn yet, but I think I am
on the right path. 15 was in great shape most of the weekend and this was fun!

CU all CQWW SSB and CW.


73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
NØBUI   SOAB HP   521,3322011-09-25 17:35:43
Thanks for all the qso's. Been a long time since I worked that much DX in a
contest.
73, Mike N0BUI
 
AL9A   SOAB(A) HP   948,0782011-09-25 17:35:56
Now we're talking a fun contest! And look, 10M has finally found it's way back
to AK! Only a short opening on Sunday morning, but what the heck, it's better
than we've had in a long time. Those 87 Q's on 10M took 89 minutes to log and
represent the most log entries I've had on 10M since moving to AK in 2003. I
can only hope this is the first taste of better things to come.
 
KD7ODG   SOAB HP   5,1872011-09-25 17:45:12
My first RTTY contest.
 
NN6NN(W6XK)   SOAB HP   28,6332011-09-25 17:46:24
The NN6NN RTTY Team will be active during the 2012 ARRL RU from PJ2 as PJ2N.
N6EE and I look forward to your many RTTY QSOs!
 
N3DXX   SOAB HP   342,5282011-09-25 17:53:02
10 meters...WOW!!
 
N6CK   SOAB HP   454,2152011-09-25 17:53:29
Very fun conditions. Great hearing the high band openings. Helped spread the
contesters over more bandwidth. Thanks for all the q's! 73 Greg N6CK
 
VE4EAR   SOAB HP   1,113,9692011-09-25 17:54:56
No other words but WOW! I had always thought that 10m contact with EU wa just
some east coast folk lore, but it really does exist. Until this contest I had
never logged zones 14-21 on 10m. That all changed this weekend! I just wish I
could have put more effort into this contest but way too many other family
obligations meant missing a lot of prime time operating on Saturday and
Sunday.

I know this contest is about rate, but for me it turned into a search for 10m
DXCC. Should have run more but spent way too much time S&P. With the bandscope
on the 7700, it is easy to spot signals.

15m was the money band this time out. Everybody left 20m for the higher ones
and it was almost like a contest wasn't going on. Heard some great VU signals
on 20 but couldn't get their attention.

Unfortunately 10m did not open up to NA from here. With the exception of some
back scatter signals, the only F@ skip from NA was from Florida and AK.

No JA on 10m were heard but they were plentiful on 15m Friday night.

This is my first HF experience with Solar flux this high. Normally 15 and 10m
are north/south only, this weekend it was mostly east/west and N/S was much
weaker. Even 40m didn't have the auroral tone as it usually does. There was
plenty of strong EU stations to work, which I have never experienced before.

With all that solar activity, is it safe to go outside?

Hopefully the conditiosn are like this for CQWW SSB next month!

73

Ed
 
WU6W   SOAB HP   350,9802011-09-25 17:57:08
Ten Meters made the Contest - good conditions on all the bands.
 
WB8JUI   SOSB/10 LP   24,5522011-09-25 18:06:28
Just couldn't resist the temptation of staying on 10 meters. It's been a long
time since the Contest Sun Gods have shined like this upon 28 MHz! Encore???

73 - Rick WB8JUI

IC746Pro @ 50 watts
1/4 wave ground mounted vertical
 
PZ5RA   SOAB HP   4,075,7472011-09-25 18:08:20
Thanks to all of you for a great contest.

73
Ramon
 
AB1OD   SOAB LP   435,6142011-09-25 18:16:26
In the words of Mr. Hammerstein, the bands were alive with the sound of RTTY!

Whoever bribed the propagation fairy to make this weekend possible deserves an
award. I've only been licensed less than a year (and on HF since April), so
this was my first experience with a good, prolonged opening on 10 and 15.

I hadn't really planned to spend this much time playing in this contest. I had
other plans for the weekend, and for some reason N1MM+MMTTY quit keying my rig
in FSK mode (essential in difficult condx, as the rig's built-in Baudot decoder
seems to work better than software+soundcard), which had me thinking my
participation would be very limited..and that perhaps instead I'd focus on
hunting Texas counties.

However, the XYL is out of town for a funeral, and most of those plans were
canceled due to weather. MixW is still willing to operate FSK, and with a bit
of quick research, I figured out how to get the program configured for contest
purposes. So, I decided to get started, and see how things would go.

Boy, did they go.

I had fun playing search-and-pounce (or more correctly "turn the VFO and see
who comes up next") all weekend. It seemed like every time I said "just one
more, and I'm done", that one more would be something unexpected, which just
fueled my willingness to push on.

My modest little station is challenged by topography and antenna orientation,
which makes it difficult to get to Australia, and nearly impossible to get to
East and South Asia. However, to my amazement I worked Australia, Japan, and
India. I heard, but was unable to get through pileups for Israel, Saudia
Arabia, the UAE, and Tajikistan. This contest also marked the first time I've
heard China from my QTH (but sadly, I wasn't able to get more than a "QRZ?"
from the other station).

I haven't integrated the contest log into my main log yet...but I did work a
few new ones and many new band-entities. If I can get some LOTW confirmations
or cards back, I think this contest should get me eligible for DXCC-RTTY.

In short, I had a blast. The propagation fairy should be this kind to us more
often!
 
AD1C   SOAB(A) LP   683,8922011-09-25 18:18:49
Radio: ICOM IC-7600 (100W)
Antennas: HyGain AV-640 vertical, 1/2 G5RV in attic
Software: WriteLog

Despite the conditions, this contest left me feeling weak and frustrated. More
times than I can remember, loud guys just CQ'd in my face. I could not get any
runs going, or if I did, it was all 1-pointers calling in. I totally screwed
up 20m; I never worked very much Europe, and I did not work ONE SINGLE JA on
the band! KH6 was scarce, but KL7 was plentiful. The 10/15 European opening
on Sunday seemed better than Saturday. Nothing from the west on 40 except JA,
not even KH6, VK or ZL.

Thanks to everyone who came back to my call. I hope the conditions repeat
themselves at the end of October and November.

73 - Jim AD1C

p.s. I had not worked JA on 10 meters since 2002, when I lived in
Massachusetts. The first one I worked Saturday answered my CQ. But no one
else did.
 
YT2T   M/S HP   3,914,4352011-09-25 18:19:53
Thanks for QSO's.
Fantastic conditions on 10m ...

73 Marko YT2T
 
KC2KY   SOAB LP   203,7202011-09-25 18:24:09
Was only able to operate Sunday, and at that, took a 4 hour break to attend
local hamfest.

10 and 15 meters were wide open on Sunday. I haven't seen 10 so hot in a very
long time.
 
DL1IAO(@DFØUK)   SOAB HP   3,132,0002011-09-25 18:25:50
IC756PRO3(INRAD) + ICPW1

WT v3.23.0 / MMTTY on HP Omnibook XE3
HAL DXP38 in receive only on another Omnibook

(80) DP with feedpoint 1m below tribander
(40) Cushcraft Rotary DP spaced 1m above tribander (parallel to boom)
(20/15/10) Optibeam OB16-3 @ abt 40m total height (on a university building
with 17m crank-up tower on roof)

10M, finally!

This was my first ever CQWW RTTY and the score may be good enough for a new DL
record (among others, I guess).

I'm thankful to the radio club members of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
(KIT) allowing me to access their fine station. The new 40m antenna is an
improvement over the previous wire dipoles but with high band condx so good it
was hard to squeeze in enough time on 40/80!

In RTTY there is no way to compensate for not being SO2R. But I didn't want to
reconfigure the club station and put up additional antennas at this point,
maybe next time. Scanning the RTTY band for multipliers often seemed to take
forever. Many times I did not want to give up a nice DX run and this is
reflected in my multiplier totals.

Thanks for the QSOs,


73,

Stefan
DL1IAO@contesting.com
http://www.dl1iao.com
 
KØPK   SOSB(A)/10 HP   136,6412011-09-25 18:31:31
Wow! Ten meters really woke up for this one! Worked lots of easy DX with good
runs to EU & JA. Haven't done that in a l-o-n-g time. Stateside QSOs were
tougher with mostly weak backscatter and competition from strong EU stations.
Noticed some interesting skew paths to JA and SA. Sometimes the short path
didn't work nearly as well as straight west or east.

Station: FT2K, Drake L7 @ 500w, 2x3el.yagi stacks on EU & SA, 1x3el. rotary.

Thanks for the Q's! 73 - Paul, K0PK
 
WO7V   SOAB LP   266,6822011-09-25 18:34:34
Ahh, contesting season has started at last. This year the big heavy lifter was
the 10 meter band putting 15 meters in a close second with 20 meters a very
distant third. I was able to finish my antenna work in the nick of time so we
should be good for the rest of the season. Bettered my score from last year by
a bunch. Now if I could just get this SO2R thing working... Great fun for
all!!
 
KA4RRU   M/M HP   5,435,5042011-09-25 18:34:47
Lots of fun! See you in WPX!
 
KA4PKB(@W4HOD)   M/S HP   321,4412011-09-25 18:36:21
AA4YL left on Saturday evening, so KA4PKB had it by himself the last 24 hours.

Great to see 15 and 10 open. Thanks for the contacts and repeats.

The R8 and G5RV did a great job, but the goal for next year is to have a
tribander up.
 
AE1P   SOAB HP   643,1302011-09-25 18:39:42
Family obligations kept me in the chair for just 18 hrs..Spent most of that time
in S&P mode... had only 100w on 10m, but had a blast,its about time 15 & 10 were
open to everywhere..20m was like a ghost band, wow, nice!
If I ever get my 40 & 80m antenna's set up, I can be a bit more serious in
these contests...
Thanks to all for the Q's...
73 Neil
AE1P
 
N9LAH   M/S LP   1,233,4442011-09-25 18:39:56
Wow, and did I mean WOW? Have never done M/S here since putting the tower up in
anything but the RTTY RU. We have never broken 1 million before and it was a
blast. Next year we might actually have to get serious about this contest and
schedule the whole 48 hours with operators.

Worked every JA there was on 10 meters Saturday afternoon and re worked them
all on 15 Sunday afternoon. Maybe just not in the same order.
 
K4FX   SOAB HP   1,607,4182011-09-25 18:43:18
What a difference, we went from the bottom to the top in like no time flat. I
was up after a nap working 80 and 40, I thought I would flip over to 20m at
3:30AM local just for grins, and there were signals every where. 20 died just
before sunrise and as soon as the sun came over the horizon, back again.

Worked JA's on 20-15-10 by the dozens. Last time I worked this many on ten
meters was the 10m contest.

I was trying out a new SO2R setup and I was running stations so fast it was
really hard to get the openings to work a station on the S&P rig. That is a
good problem to have.
 
KR2E   SOAB HP   219,1652011-09-25 18:48:18
IC-746 PRO AL-811 400 Watts
80M Ant - Inverted L, 18ft vertical 48ft horizontal
40M Ant - 14AVQ ground mounted, two 33ft radials
20M Ant - 14AVQ ground mounted. two 33ft radials
15M Ant - Mobile dipole at 10ft; Dipole at 15ft
10M Ant - Vetical dipole, ground mounted
 
WB2RHM   SOAB LP   1,010,7542011-09-25 18:48:38
SO1R
 
W4PK   SOAB HP   2,834,0062011-09-25 18:55:04
Wow! 10 and 15 Meters was hopping on both days! What a difference from the
SARTG contest a month ago where I couldn't make one QSO on 10 meters and they
were hard to come by on 15.

Highlight of the contest was being called by VU2KNS toward the end of the
contest, which is always a though path from here.

This score is a personal best for me and I do thank the good conditions and of
course all of you for allowing me to accomplish this score.

I did have a problem with my logging software where several times during the
contest I would get a 'Run Time Error 91'. This of course caused the program
to terminate. This invariably happened while I had a nice run going and I
apologize to those of you I had left hanging when this happened. I did go
through and reload the full version of the program and the update that I had
used back during the CQ WPX contest. I had no problem with it then so this
makes me think something has changed on my computer since that time.

I elected to not use packet this year as I have found that I couldn't break the
pileups that they would cause on semi-rare stations. Somebody must have spotted
me on 20M toward the end of the contest as I had bedlam when I finally showed up
on that band after spending all day on 10 & 15M and started CQing. Of course
this was one of the times that my logging program decided to hang.

It seems to me that I had more than the usual number of dupes when I was
running this year. I logged them regardless as I know that sometimes people
forget to press the right key on their logging program.

But overall I had lots of fun and didn't lose too much sleep. About 30 hours
is about all that I can do these days.

73, Sam W4PK
 
W3MF   SOAB(A) HP   836,1062011-09-25 18:55:47
Had planned to do a bigger effort, but things just didn't work out.
 
K1XM   SOAB LP   726,7842011-09-25 19:00:23
I connected a sound card to the K3 Saturday morning
figuring I would work Dennis at 6V6U and make a few
points for the club. I tuned around and worked people
when I had a chance. My Sunday antenna work was
postponed so I called CQ a bit.

It was really nice to hear 10 meters open to Europe.
 
K6WSC   SOAB LP   11,0162011-09-25 19:01:18
This was my first ever RTTY operation.
It was great fun, and I will be back for more!

73
Bill K6WSC
 
N7MQ   SOAB LP   184,0112011-09-25 19:08:21
Limited time to operate. Great to see 10 open. Tnx for Q's. 73, Mark N7MQ
 
OH4A(OH4KA)   SOAB HP   3,705,5582011-09-25 19:10:00
Contest was fun, thank you!


Thanks Jukka OH6LI & Merja and other enablers
 
NØUJJ   SOAB LP   42,1922011-09-25 19:10:07
Yaesu FT-950 and Butternut Vertical and Dipole
Thanks for the Q's
73---Tim
 
K1LT   SOSB(A)/10 HP   647,3642011-09-25 19:16:16
The plan for this contest was to work band countries on 10 and 80
meters, and operate the other bands if I got bored with 80 and 10. 80
seemed to be about the same as the last couple of years, but 10 was a
little better. Ha! Last time I was able to work the world on 10
meters was in the 1972 ARRL DX contest! (Note that I missed a couple
of sunspot cycles between then and now).

Prior to the contest I made a list of countries not confirmed on 80
and 1- that I though should be reasonably easy to work. The 80 meter
list had 33 entities and the 10 meter list had 46 entities. I worked
2 new 80 meter entities, and all but 7 of my 46 10 meter entities.

If most of those new 10 meter entities confirm via LoTW, then I can
apply for 5BDXCC. Lets hope. They say RTTY operators are pretty good
at confirming contacts.

Took a few hours off in the middle of Saturday to repair my 30/210
degree Beverage and repair the 30 meter vertical.

Had a blast running Europeans most of both days. Had a couple of
short JA runs on 10, including about a dozen JAs in the last 30
minutes of the contest. The surprise multiplier was FR4NT, Reunion.

The 10 meter single band score is 436,898.

Equipment: K3, ETO 91B (thanks, Jeff), X7 at 60 feet, verticals for 40
and 80, Beverages, both kinds.
 
K2CYE   SOAB(A) HP   393,4482011-09-25 19:17:18
Plenty of activity for this contest. It was great hearing 10m wide open!

73,
Mike K2CYE
 
AA4HP   M/S HP   1,841,3892011-09-25 19:18:26
TT Omni VI+
Alpha 9500
C31/C31 @ 105'/65' on the high bands, both rotatable
40m rotatable dipole (actually the driven element of a 3-element beam) @ 110'
80m inverted vee @ 98'

Obviously spent way too much time on the high bands and failed to maximize
score on 80m (and 40m to an extent). Incredible to run JA's like this on 10m;
it's been about a decade, at least for me.

Too many notable propagation moments to single out all of them, but it was nice
to work KH2 and F6 on successive CQ's on 10m Saturday evening about 2200z
Saturday.
 
WE6Z   SOAB(A) HP   787,1632011-09-25 19:20:18
CQWWRTTY Score Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2011-09-24

CallSign Used : WE6Z
Operator(s) : WE6Z

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : RTTY
Default Exchange : 03 CA
Gridsquare : CM98JS

ARRL Section : SV
Club/Team : Northern California Contest Club
Software : N1MM Logger V11.9.3

Band QSOs Pts Zn DXC
3.5 37 43 2 3 20
7 115 214 14 11 32
14 244 376 35 18 47
21 303 614 49 23 45
28 351 716 45 22 35
Total 1050 1963 145 77 179


Score : 787,163

What a blast on 10m!
 
PP1CZ   SOAB HP   521,8602011-09-25 19:21:18
This was my first RTTY Contest ever. I enjoyed it so much.
Propagation bring us a wonderful party.
Thank you all for the patience with me and my first adventure in this kind of
Contest.
All the best from PP1CZ - Léo.
 
KI6DY   SOAB HP   844,1322011-09-25 19:37:46
Been away for a while. Good to be back.


73 de KI6DY
 
N3RC   SOAB HP   630,5402011-09-25 19:40:44
Got Steppir 36 up just in time. First contest with yagi in 12 years!! Great to
hear 10 and 15 open.
 
K7MY   SOSB/15 LP   43,0082011-09-25 19:41:07
15 meters was active 24 hours/day. Good EU and JA few SA.
 
NO2T   SOAB(A) HP   1,108,8782011-09-25 19:46:13
Wow!! 10 meters was a blast. Probably spent more time on the band than I should
have, but after the long long time without the band it was super!
 
KT7E   SOAB LP   86,2002011-09-25 19:47:35
Fun, Limited mostly at night, some rig issues. But I'm getting the hang of it.
This score is my personal best, thanks to all that I QSO with, and thanks to
K7ZS for teaching us folks how to get envolved with radio and contesting. The
club call KK7PR and the name sake was fun. Glad I wasn't the one 100 feet up
the tower fixing the coax fitting. I was the grunt ground crew hihi. I hope I
got my numbers right from N1MM. For a newbe it's a great software.

73 Joe KT7E
 
KB8OCP   SOAB LP   176,3812011-09-25 19:50:14
Great fun! Had more off time than I had hoped.
The Bonus 10M band opening was great!
Worked Japan on 15 haven't done that in many years!
Low power & crappy antennas worked with my old TS-520!

Someday I will get a beam...but still had fun with my OCFD!
 
K7IA   SOAB HP   893,9702011-09-25 19:52:13
I've not been a contester long enough to have ever seen 10 & 15 meters like they
were this weekend! Just how did all of the Big Dogs of Contesting ever survive
the recent lean years, knowing that things could be like this?? I've got a lot
to learn about how to budget operating time between the high bands, if they are
all going to be open at the same time...

Other than a couple of QSO parties and minor contests, this is the first event
I've operated since a new tower and antennas were raised almost a month ago.
Just over a year ago, the SteppIR's driven element stepper motor failed for the
third time, and I scrapped it and its 30/40 trombone, replacing it with a
standard driven element. A year is a long time to go without much of an
antenna on 40m, but the new M2 2 el at 92 feet is now making up for the loss.
Even an 20 year old HyGain TH5 that I picked up for a song and rebuilt, sitting
within the guy cables at 60 feet, worked extremely well. The 4 el SteppIR is
now the lone occupant of its 50 foot tower (soon to grow to 70'). High band
beam directions are as simple as turning a switch, if those directions are
first thoughtfully set (more study needed there!).

This event seemed to be better attended than in recent years. Are the
conditions responsible, or are there more digi operators? Probably both. Many
AFSK ops are in need of some Elmering regarding how to set Tx audio gain--I have
never heard so many badly distorted signals--some were impossible to copy (using
MMTTY engine and default DSP/FFT settings).

The most memorable contact came late on Sunday afternoon: VK3WDX called as I
was running on 20. Using the old tribander, pointing towards EU, he had a
booming signal, and I thought he was a K7 in 1-land. Nope, SuperCheck Partial
said "VK," so I worked and logged him, and we exchanged a few comments--he was
long path, and there was no evidence of warble, echo, etc. at either end. This
hobby is really something.

Many thanks to the gurus of N1MM Logger--there are so many automated features
built into RTTY mode that all exchanges can be accomplished by only three
fingers: mouse (2 fingers), and a macro for {grab}. And they call it
"radiosport?"

Thanks also to CQ for sponsoring the WW (and other) events!

Next up: California QP next weekend and Arizona QP after that. I'll be on an
Arizona county line and will hope to see you (dunno which line--my usual line
was burned up last Spring).

73, dan k7ia
 
KL7AC   SOAB HP   914,4802011-09-25 20:02:04
Nice to see Alaska so well represented in this contest. I beat my old HP score
by a wide margin which was my goal. 10M was a lot of fun but alas no openings
on 10 to EU. Did not have the time this summer to do anything with low band
antennas and my score reflects it. Maybe I can think of something before it
gets too cold. Congrats to Gary (AL9A) for a fine score. Hope the propagation
continues to get better.
 
NG7Z   SOAB HP   198,3242011-09-25 20:03:41
I wasn't able to spend as much time as I'd hoped. Family issues arose which were
unavoidable. Nice to see 10 and 15 be really productive. Been a long, long time.
Score is just over half of last year's. Thanks for the Q's Paul NG7Z
 
NP4BM   SOAB LP   784,9802011-09-25 20:07:02
Great propagation on 10m and higher bands.Very loud signals from Asia and
Europe.
 
N6AR   SOAB HP   1,128,1052011-09-25 20:21:56
No time Saturday evening or all day Sunday due to Family commitments. But
Friday night and Saturday morning were a blast! 10 Meters is back!
 
N7VEA   SOAB LP   206,8162011-09-25 20:23:13
Conditions were pretty darn good, nothing broke, and work didn't call. I had a
lot of fun. Thanks to all of you!
 
NA6G   SOAB LP   17,0662011-09-25 20:32:00
This was fun. Bands were good. Only did S&P. Just wish I could have had more
time.
 
N6RO   SOSB(A)/10 HP   79,8912011-09-25 20:33:17
Wow, 10m opened to EU. Music business limited me to about 1.5 hours during the
EU openings.

Did this test to check out the re-built 10m stack, it worked fine. I found
that RTTY contesting can become addicting!

Mucho tnx to N6ML for setting up the N1MM logger, and some coaching on rtty
operating.

CU all in CQP, listen for N6O.
 
KD2MX   SOAB LP   210,6632011-09-25 20:38:08
Lots of fun. Grabbed an hour here, ten minutes there and wound up logging about
11 hours operating time. Was great to have a lively and vibrant 10 meters.
 
N6AN(@W6UE)   SOAB(A) HP   36,9752011-09-25 20:50:52
Just fooling around. Great to work KC0REN and W0TUP in ND for RTTY WAS and TPA
#150.
How wonderful it is to have 10 meters back. May it stay with us a loooong
time!
Special treats were working ST2AR and VU2LBW on 15 meters.
Thanks for the QSOs.

73, David N6AN@W6UE
 
K2PO   SOAB(A) LP   1,143,5042011-09-25 20:56:14
Wow - Cycle 24 made up for lost time this weekend.

10m was the money band: 130+ Asians, 50+ Europeans, and gratifying runs. (I'd
never even *heard* a European on 10m since moving to the west coast.) A
surprise multiplier was VP8NO, who came back to a 10m CQ.

An unexpected family commitment kept me off the air from Saturday evening into
Sunday morning, and at a few other times. And Murphy struck repeatedly. (I
couldn't get the second TS-850 to key - so no hope for SO2R. Also, I'd
transposed coaxes to vertical and SteppIR - which I didn't discover until after
the contest. 'Room for improvement for next year...

Great fun - thanks to all!

73,

/Bill, K2PO
Portland, Oregon
 
NI7R   SOAB HP   130,1902011-09-25 20:59:08
RTTY is really a tough mode for a contest using HOA restricted antennas. All S&P
here, which made it twice as slow as CW for me. With limited antennas, I had
trouble copying the weaker stations and many could not copy me even running 500
watts. However, the opening to Europe on 10 meters this morning was nice,
especially since almost all of the Europeans copied my little signal on the
first call. A pleasant surprise. 15 meters turned out to be the best band
though. RTTY contest are fun, but not near as much fun as a good old CW
contest.

IC-736, AL-811H 500 watts
Portable Transworld TW20-10 for 10/15, and a portable screwdriver vertical with
a 12 foot whip sitting on top of an aluminum ladder hidden away in my courtyard
for 80/40/20/15.
 
WB6JJJ   SOAB HP   244,5572011-09-25 21:00:06
Ahhh, sunspots...
It was great to see 100 KHz worth of RTTY signals on the 10 meter band this
weekend.
And, the 20 and 15 meter bands were still open late into the evening allowing
some fantastic DX contacts.
The bands are definitely looking up... This should be a good contest season.
Thanks for the Qs, it was fun,
Bill
WB6JJJ
 
WB4YDL   SOSB/15 HP   318,8432011-09-25 21:11:53
I decided with the recent increase in SFI to just sit on 15M and see what
happens. The band was awesome - and I really didn't go all out. I could have
broken 1000 Q's if I didn't get so wrapped up in all the great football ! Also,
I had to shut down for awhile with approaching thunderstorms. Lots of DX to be
had and everybody seemed loud.

73, Jamie
WB4YDL
 
AL1G   SOAB HP   84,3572011-09-25 21:18:01
A part time effort on my part due to rehearsals, concerts and having to travel
out of town on Sunday for a performance, but what fun to be on 10 meters on
Saturday!
 
W6PK   SOAB(A) HP   4,7202011-09-25 21:23:01
Not much time but good conditions and lots of fun! Thanks for the Q's!
73 de Phil W6PK
 
AK7AZ   M/M HP   1,019,7122011-09-25 21:25:58
This is the first RTTY contest for three of the four operators and the fourth is
a rtty newbie.

Our initial goal was to score 500,000 points... when we hit that relatively
early... we stretched the goal to 1,000,000 and achieved it.

If we could simply must a few more operators and motivate up to a serious
effort for 2012, I am sure we could easily double the score... we shall try and
give it a whirl... and see what happens.
 
VA7ST   SOAB LP   468,0602011-09-25 21:27:59
* FT-2000, N1MM Logger + MMTTY
* 3-ele SteppIR at 27'
* 40M SteppIR dipole at 27'
* 80M two-vertical array (SE-NW, broadside NE-SW)
* Beverage 270' aimed due east
* No spotting network

Flux 190? I had to look at the propagation dashboard twice to make sure I
wasn't imaging that.

Just when the bands light up, I had to work for one of the two days of CQWW
RTTY. Missed all of Saturday daylight, and ended up with only 18 hours in the
chair, down from 29 last year. Still, managed to bag more mults than last year
(way more sections and a few more zones) and fell just 180 Qs behind 2010's PB.
If I'd had that extra 11 hours, I would have been over the top by a wide margin.
Despite conditions hitting a high note, this is only my 5th-best (4th-best with
low power).

Band QSOs Pts DXC Zn Sec
3.5 78 151 5 5 37
7 92 201 25 14 30
14 144 302 21 16 43
21 179 404 32 18 37
28 126 287 27 14 24
Total 619 1345 110 67 171
Score: 468,060

TOTALS QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec Score
2011 Total >> 619 1345 110 67 171 468,060 18.0 hrs
2010 Total >> 799 1846 128 63 155 638,716 29.0 hrs
2009 Total >> 703 1643 107 55 126 473,184 26.5 hrs
2008 Total >> 784 1750 111 55 135 526,750 29.0 hrs HP
2007 Total >> 599 1295 74 46 119 309,505 23.0 hrs HP

Highlights: finding 6V7X for a double-mult on 15M after failing to work Enrico
through a wall of east-coast RF on 20M.

I beat last year on 10, 15 and 80, but for some reason 20M was extremely poor
here. I was down by more than half on Qs there (376 vs. 144), and only landed
21 countries vs. 61 last year.

Almost fired up the second radio on Saturday night -- this test is ideal for it
-- but I was already tired and figured I should keep things as simple as
possible.

N1MM Logger and MMTTY were great, though I noticed a persistent lag when using
the INS key to grab a call when CQing (not helped by turning off call history
lookup, or setting process priority to High). Still, what a pleasure to operate
with such great software.

Thanks for the contacts.

-- Bud VA7ST

http://www.va7st.ca/home.html
http://orcadxcc.org
 
K7EG   SOAB(A) HP   1,0802011-09-25 21:29:20
Contest was a wipeout for me. Caught a few Q's Friday PM. Between solar storm,
out of town guests, and a big area-wide power failure Sunday, it was a bust -
too bad as this contest is a favorite. Oh well - next year.
 
OH1F(OH1NOA)   SOAB(A) HP   2,001,7832011-09-25 21:29:41
FT1000D + WinTest + MMTTY + Microham Keyer II + Alpha 91b + antennae

The best condx for 10 years! The highlight was to work KH6MB during the daytime
on Saturday at 10 meters and then at 22z on 15. Propagation was not as good at
Sunday although it was still ok. It was also challenging to work European
multipliers on high bands.

As I was SO1R this was just relaxed "just for fun" operation. Chasing DX spots
and chatting on WWYC IRC. I had some techincal issues like BSoD of my mini
laptop 4 times during the contest. Also WT had its own tricks and someway I
feel that I am not totally understanding all the features of MMTTY yet (= I
should have more qsos).

CU all in SAC SSB contest 8-9 October, 2011 from OH1F M/M.

73 Timo OH1NOA, OJ0M
 
K3FH   SOAB LP   56,5112011-09-25 21:33:27
Enjoyed my very limited operating time. Nice to hear all the activity on 15 and
10.
 
KX7L   SOAB(A) LP   35,2802011-09-25 21:41:25
What a great time! Best fun on 10m in a very long time! Europeans on 10? - I'd
almost forgotten it was possible :-)
 
N6ML(@K6LRG)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   115,6202011-09-25 21:46:44
K3, KPA500 (~600W), 103BA

Part-time effort, some remote and some onsite. Missed most of Saturday morning
due to planned station maintenance.

So apparently there's a 10m band, and it opens to EU from the west coast. Who
knew?! First time I've seen it really open during a contest (licensed since
2007), and it was a blast on Sunday morning. Mostly interested in working new
10m DXCC, and managed to add 16 new ones to the count (now 148), and many LotW
users from unconfirmed ones. Hope the trend continues....
 
NA2U   SOAB(A) HP   32,3682011-09-25 22:11:30
73 from the desert,

Fred/NA2U
 
ST2AR(S53R)   SOSB/15 HP   1,076,9552011-09-25 22:19:53
All in all very good " with plenty of room for improvement! I set my mind at
beating last year’s LP2F score which happened already at 13:34 Sunday
afternoon and ended up with breaking the record by a hefty margin. I’m sure
there will be many record breaking scores this year.

Having said that, apologies to all that I, radio and the MMTTY could not copy.
My old IC746PRO has a completely defunct receiver that could not be fixed in
several attempts and needs urgent replacement. The RX level drops abruptly and
in random pattern for most of the time in the range of 20-30dB and the weak
ones just don’t make it through. But will have to survive with it until the
import paperwork for a new radio is approved.

With conditions generally being excellent in this area, band being opened
nearly round the clock, a surprise came this morning when I was checking the
country statistics. JA! I knew I only did work a few, but with nearly 2000 QSO
in the log, 25 JA is difficult to understand?! This is an easy, although a
rather long path from here and hundreds are usually worked in any contest, let
alone running pile-ups in any mode. I kept on turning the antenna in that
direction but endless CQs did not produce much of a result.

My head still is buzzing from all the diddle, but it was a great, action packed
weekend!

73 Robert, ST2AR / S53R
 
ACØC   SOAB HP   1,305,1942011-09-25 22:39:23
Being away from radio for 27 years, today’s contest was the hottest I’ve
seen the bands on a contest weekend since I was a kid.

77 DX " almost a DXCC in a weekend (something I’ve always wanted to do but
have not " yet!).

It was really great to see Sunday’s SFI/A/K numbers so ideal. Thanks to
everyone for the Q’s. See you on the next big one!

With these band conditions, Q-rates are going to be nice. Ed will probably
have hit 10K Q’s with So3r going. hi hi. My Q-rate reflected first-time
So2r jitters, macro adjustments on the fly, rig and hardware tweaks. Tough
parts were lack of sleep as the push to finish the So2r setup took longer than
expected and with some frustration for having planned on a 15/20m day-20/40m
night contest - that turned out to be a 10/15 day and 40m night challenge
instead.

That’s one of the things I enjoy about contesting " a chance to see if the
work you did on the shack pays of on game day...

=================================================================================


Equipment:

FT-2000 with NS roofing filter, FT-dx5000MP
SB-200 with Gi7b, Alpha 76pa
Attic-based So2r 80m dipole, 40m 2 element phased, 20m 3-ele reversible, 15m
3-element bi-directional + 10m fixed east
N1MM, 5B4AGN BPF, Microham

The FT-2000 with the NS filter was an outstanding performer with about 1/2 the
Q-count logged on that box. The FT-5000 worked great and has a lower noise
floor than the 2K but I had really not noticed it much until the unique high
SFI and low K/A condx we enjoyed this weekend.

Ran some So2v with the 5K. The 2K with some sub mods is a better So2v box but
I have not setup the sub rx AF loop yet. I much prefer So2v on the 2K because
the interface is much easier. The width control on the 5K requires pushing a
button to change between DSP width ranges which is very tedious (the 2K
firmware is more logical from that standpoint). Hope Yaesu will fix that in a
future update...

After some trouble with the SB-200 amp (tracked to a lose wire on the bias pass
transistor) earlier in the week, the gi7b-based amp was a real workhorse giving
900W all weekend with no complaints. I had been meaning to swap the tank in
that amp but never had completed it and the amp’s been sitting for the last
year since I picked up the Alpha. The Alpha was solid as well but it’s not
nearly as filled with mods as the SB-200 is... Since the last contest,
internal RFI improvements and variable fan speed algorithms have been updated.
And following a small drop in HV, the PS caps replaced last month. It hummed
along without complaint as usual.

So2r and Antennas:

The So2r facilities are new for this contest having been completed just a
couple of days earlier. Having spent a couple of years building an attic system
that decoupled all wires not in the current band, the requirement of So2r (with
2 active antennas) was a lot more complicated than is normally the case. To
simplify the task, the FT-2000 is setup to work only on 20/40 as I had not
expected 10m to be a factor.

Now I have a lot more respect for the high-band magic the old-timers talk about
but that I’d never experienced. And this contest was dominated by 10 and 15m
yet my prior prep had focused on 20/40m. Clearly some revision of that design
decision is in order! Some of the 10m Q-counts on the early 3830 posts are
just unbelievable.

The 40/20 beams were unchanged for this contest beyond being wired as
“enabled” full time to support the So2r. I had planned to align the 15 and
10m antenna elements with the W8WWV RVM system " the west-pointing direction
has never worked properly but I ran out of time. And instead, the west facing
element was trimmed as a director with a MFJ-259 a couple hours before contest
kick-off with the hope of giving the beam a figure-8 bidirectional pattern.
Nothing was done on 10m " in fact that aspect of the array is essentially
untested. It was great to see the west side contact count on 15m with a lot of
JA and west US in the total. 80m was tough but a lesson from a prior contest was
that 10/80m need to be worked because early on, almost all the Q’s are mults
as well...

So2r specific hardware added included a pair of 5B4AGN W3NQN-type BPF filter
modules, KK1L 2x6 antenna switch and some switching interface retrofits to the
attic control box. Guys interested in more details - please visit the ac0c.com
web site - click on the So2r tab. There are a lot of gremlins remaining to be
dealt with before the ARRL RU. Unlike a single TX effort, the big challenge of
doing an attic-based So2r is tracking down all the items acting as harmonic
generators. Prior to this, guys would laugh about a lose drain spout or rusty
nail providing diode action " but when your antenna is in the attic, the
potential number of potential problems is just unbelievable. In the two days
running up to the contest, devices that were re-radiating with some amount of
harmonic energy included a down phone line, some inadequate common mode
filtering on the 40m phased array, a couple of switching mode power supplies in
the house - and even a neighbor’s digital to analog tuner.

Big list of to-do’s compiled and as Don says, “Always Be Improving.” If
I can get Don to come and do some attic work, that would be great as well. Let
the rusty-nail-hunt begin! Oh, and time for a serious effort on the 15/10m
antennas. Going to be a busy few months. The great thing about attic antenna
farming " fowl weather from the fall/winter onset is nothing a warmer shirt
can’t address.

73, Jeff ACØC
www.ac0c.com
 
SP9LJD   SOAB HP   2,085,0962011-09-25 23:12:33
Unfortunately luck of time
 
K7HBN   SOAB LP   134,5502011-09-25 23:28:05
Let's see, solar flux 190, low A & K indices, more Q's on 10 than on 20 meters,
well that's more like it.
de K7HBN
 
YU7U   SOSB(A)/80 LP   14,0002011-09-25 23:41:59
Low power! 50 wats enough for P49X!
FT 2000, Microkeyer, Inv vee and N1MM
 
PI4CC   M/2 HP   6,087,4322011-09-26 00:27:51
He, did you notice that 10m was open?
 
OL7C   M/S HP   2,148,7942011-09-26 00:55:56
Nice contest, nice condx, nice wheater.
Thank for the QSOs!

some photos you can found on out web site:
http://www.ok1kvk.cz/web/index.php/zavody/kv/506-cq-ww-dx-rtty-2011

73 de Michal, OK1WMR
Radio club OK1KVK/OL7C http://www.ok1kvk.cz
 
S56A   SOSB/10 LP   251,3632011-09-26 01:22:58
I bet on 10 m good condx! However, I woke up before midnight on Friday and
started assisted operation on lower bands with FT-1000MP being dead on 15 m.
TH6DXX caused some intermittent faults when rotated South so no zones 36-39. I
was chassing OA6 for zone 10 in wain. Never heard zones 1, 2, 7 and 19. KH6MP
and HS0 also missed. Meager runs but I am used to S&P from previous QRP
operations. QSO to remember was W1PL!

I was briefly testing MMVARI in 3 kHz multi-RX mode but my CPU seems to be weak
for it. I developed SDR RTTY decoder for 48 kHz bandwidth with YT7PWR but
didn't use it due to archaic rtty rules lacking Expert class. 20 m CW Skimmer
recording was made for further research.

RTTY is fun as we are still dealing with changing radio propagations and our
goal is always the same to send big Cabrillo file with high claimed score :-)

UE DE MARIO, S56A
 
DF9ZP   SOSB(A)/15 HP   502,3792011-09-26 01:30:20
thanks for the qsos,

vy 73 jo df9zp
 
OK3C(OK2ZC)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   330,5122011-09-26 01:45:59
nice condx
saturday open till 21:45 UTC
sunday till 21 UTC

43% QSO with USA - 289 QSO
but only 55 QSO with JA

thanks for all QSO

73 Ludek OK3C (OK2ZC)

ok2zc.blogspot.com
 
LZ8E(LZ2BE)   SOAB(A) HP   5,690,4122011-09-26 01:58:44
10m opened band changed my initial plan at all:)
It seems most of the people were mainly on 10/15m enjoing the condx, so the low
bands count is much lower compared to the previous year.
Thanks to all who worked with me and CUAGN.
73! Boyan
 
GMØFGI   SOAB(A) HP   1,333,7242011-09-26 02:36:33
What a weekend, great conditions and marvellous activity. 15m was the best band
for DX here, 20m was disappointing, did everybody disperse to 15 and 10m!. 10m
was difficult, many stations heard but unfortunately a high proportion were too
weak to work and I spent too much time trying.(I need a better antenna!).

Thanks to organisers and for all contacts.

Equipment: IC7600, ACOM 1010 300 watts
Antennas: VK2ABQ 10 15 and 20m, 40m 1/4 wave vertical,80m full wave loop
Software N1MM
 
S5ØW   M/S HP   4,344,8882011-09-26 02:54:57
RIG: (only)

FT2000 + ACOM 2000

40,20,15,10m: OPTIBEAM 12-4 @ 25m
80m: DIPOLE

N1MM


Our best result ever. After last year S50PTUJ activity with 3M points we broke
our goal of 4M. Thanks to all for Qso's and see you in next one!


Sandi S52OP
 
G3TXF   SOAB HP   1,290,1442011-09-26 02:56:47
Am I the only one who "struggles" to get his RTTY set-up working properly before
each major RTTY contest? Spent well over one hour just fiddling about trying to
get it all working correctly for logging etc. But once it all finally worked,
CQWW RTTY was great fun as usual.

The sun-spots were back too, with even a few West Coast worked on 10m.

RTTY Contesting does really become addictive!

The antennas were all at 50ft/60ft:

10-15-20m : Rotary trap dipole
40m : Wire dipole
80m : Wire Dipole

73 - Nigel G3TXF
 
N1MGO   SOAB LP   80,9902011-09-26 03:02:49
Just 4 hours to operate on Saturday.
10Meters was the best I have seen in a long time!
 
OK2SFP   SOAB HP   1,308,9602011-09-26 03:02:52
Tnx fer QSO, 73!

Jarda OK2SFP
 
VK6HZ   SOSB/10 LP   43,5122011-09-26 03:05:30
2 weeks before the contest my FT-2000 died...then last week my amp died. So 10M
low power using an IC-7000 seemed the obvious choice right?

I love 10M and I cant remember the last time I worked so many NA stations on
10! Thank you all. I managed a few new states for my Triple Play, esp OK.

Next time I try a 10M contest entry I will remember to put up my 5 ele mono
bander. The 3 ele tribander just missed the mark more than once. And when the
kids need to go to Birthday parties on a contest weekend, that will be up to
their mother right? Well maybe not.

It was a great weekend, even the 2 birthday parties I took my kids to were fun.
Looking forward to the OC contest next weekend and the SSB and CW legs of the
WW!

To all that I managed to work, thank you for the QSO's. For those I didnt,
maybe in the SSB or CW...look out for Zn 29....
 
RT9S   SOAB LP   1,533,0422011-09-26 03:14:35
Rig: FT-1000MP, ANT: AD-347, GP-80m, INV VEE on 40m. Nice propagation on 15 and
10 meters bands!
 
N7NM   SOAB(A) HP   667,2902011-09-26 03:28:13
FT-1000mp
500w
43ft Zero-five vertical

Prop the best in ten years and the activity levels were unbelievable! Exciting
to have 10/15m back but will take a little
time to relearn the limitations here in the PNW. The vertical performed
beyond
my wildest expectations but will need to add a few more radials as it heard
very
well but being heard, even with 500w was challenging. Nice runs to JA on
Sunday
on both 10 and 15 while 20 was really poor the whole weekend. surprisingly 40m
and 80m were productive also.
CU all is the other WWs from W7VJ,
73, Doug - N7NM
 
Z36N   SOSB/10 LP   87,6302011-09-26 03:35:05
'73 Tone Z36N
 
W1AJT(VE3UTT)   SOAB(A) HP   270,1192011-09-26 04:00:56
K3/ACOM 1000 43 ft. vertical
 
VY2SS   SOSB/10 HP   325,8182011-09-26 04:15:17
K3 - P3 - Homebrew amp - Tribander at 56 feet.

Wow. What a blast! I thought I'd do 10M so I'd have lots of free time on the
weekend. Wrong!

Special thanks to Bob VE7SK for motivating me. When I decided I had enough at
2230Z I phoned him and he sent me back to the radio for 10 more mults and a
nice 38Q run on JA.

I always feel a bit guilty using the P3 in RTTY contesting. It really should be
illegal. In particular, using peak hold on S&P. This is a very powerful tool.

-Robby
VY2SS
 
N2BJ   M/S HP   1,268,3232011-09-26 04:40:43
Major Windows 7 hardware BLUE Screen took me off air almost 3 hours prime time
Sunday Morning! Many chores Saturday and Sunday prevented full time effort.

10M was amazing! Only disappointment was 20M was poor here.
 
OZ1ADL   SOSB/10 HP   75,8702011-09-26 04:44:50
Wow ....

OZ4VW Arne, had borrowed the Shack for the CQWW RTTY Contest this year, as I
was away on family business most of the week-end. He ended up doing very well,
somewhat above previous danish records - He will post results later.

But after Arne had left the building and after a week-end of Birthdays etc. I
sat down in the operating position - turned the radio on at 28 MHz and started
CQing, as I only had one US state on 10 m RTTY on my Lotw WAS account - and
man, was I in for a treat ! After app. 3,5 hours of very intense operating and
287 Q's later I now had 45 US-states in my name - and even a couple of more
contacts around....That was FUN !! I hope some of them will end up on LoTW. I
wish I had been on 10 m the whole week-end - Great to see 10 m back in shape !

73 de Jan, OZ1ADL
http://www.thogersen.dk/Site_2/What_is_happening_at_OZ1ADL/What_is_happening_at_OZ1ADL.html
 
ZC4LI(STEVE)   SOSB/15 HP   626,5722011-09-26 04:46:32
SO1R

Antenna:- C/craft A3S @ 50ft
Rig:- Icom-756 Pro 3
Amp:- Acom-1000
Software:- Win-Test V 4.8

Thanks to the organisers and to everyone for the Q's.
I managed to put in 18 hours, I would have liked to
have been able to put in more as the condx on 15 were
excellent but due to commitments, an Army Spec Op reunion
on Saturday being the main one, put a cap on my time.
I thought that I would get in a full day on Sunday, but a
power cut and a bloody great thunderstorm cut my time on
yet again.
15m opened here around 0230Z and closed around 1730Z.

Gripes.

Not being able to put in more time,

And many thanks to UZ2M for wiping me
out and not listening to my pleas to QSY.

Log is on LoTW and EQsl, for a card please see
QRZ.COM

73 and hope to see you in the TARA PSK RUMBLE
on Saturday and/or the RSGB 21/28 on Sunday.

Steve.
 
AI9T   SOAB HP   3,282,0482011-09-26 05:07:50
Good conditions and lots of participation. This one was a lot of fun.
Thanks everyone for all the Q's
 
N2WN   SOSB/10 LP   84,8822011-09-26 05:10:08
With limited time this weekend, didn't get on until Sunday. Played on 20 and
thought I'd check to see if 10 was open... Boy was it!

I can't recall the last time I ran anyone on 10, much less EU. Many new calls
in my log and good rates almost every time I popped in the shack.

EU died off towards the end of the contest and even most of California was
weak. WA7LNW was one of the loudest signals, then ran across KL8DX booming in.
He started fading pretty quickly, but managed to make a QSO before he
disappeared. Only my second Alaska ever on 10. Big thrill having 7Z1SJ call in,
working KG6DX and managing QSOs with Japan. I'm sure there were more than a few
QRPers in the mix and probably more than a few who even need TN on 10 hihi

Need to get the word out to new ops about exchanges. Many were waaaay too long
and/or run together breaking the rhythm or just plain hard copy. Timing was off
too on some folks when trying to call in, repeat your call two, maybe three
times, six, seven and eight times is ludicrous. It's worth listening to someone
running and getting a feel for how to do it. after a while, you'll find you'll
start recognizing the sound of your own call and exchanges faster than the
decode ;o)

Sorry I didn't respond to Greg, AB7R's greeting, heard a number of folks
calling you and the band sounded like it was fading. Glad to have caught you.
No ND yet on 10 *sigh*

It was fun and look forward to the next RTTY event! Thanks for all the QSOs,
repeats and runs...

73,
Jules
n2wn
 
DL8OBQ(@DA2C)   SOSB/15 HP   606,0002011-09-26 05:31:34
Thanks for the Qsos!
I had a lot of fun. Great activity from Japan (more than 250qs)!
On Sunday I had to quit early because I had to drive home and work the next
day... I guess I missed about 200qs. But this score is more than I expected.

73, Uli
www.dl8obq.de
 
KB2HSH   SOAB QRP   78,1102011-09-26 05:37:00
Great contest! 10 was open like I haven't seen in years. This was my best
contest showing ever. The addition of a vintage 1972, fully refurbished and
reconditioned Hustler 4BTV and a random wire, and the deletion of an aged and
worn-out off center fed Zepp made ALL the difference. Looking forward to the
WPX RTTY now!
 
N1QD(@W1KBN)   SOAB(A) LP   276,7202011-09-26 05:52:09
Wow! In the 9 years I've been licensed I have never seen the bands this good.
The 10 meter openings to EU and JA were wonderful. I made use of the
Northeastern U. club shack for this contest, operating on Saturday only.
 
KY7M   SOAB(A) HP   79,9132011-09-26 06:14:24
It was fantastic to hear Europe on 10 meters again. Amazing conditions!
 
TM6M(F4DXW)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   950,6072011-09-26 06:24:19
Good week end. the propag was very good on 15 meters.

TU from TM6M (@f6khm station)

F4DXW Stéphane
 
W5AP   SOSB/15 HP   49,9202011-09-26 06:30:20
Just played for a short time using a wire antenna from my Colorado cabin.
Enjoyed great conditions on 15 with the band opening at sunrise
Wish I could have operated for more hours, but I did snag some great Q's with
multipliers
 
N2FF   SOAB(A) LP   1,201,3562011-09-26 06:30:44
WOW!!! SFI at 190 and now it's back to 169 after the contest. Conditions were
fantastic and that's an understatement. I think conditions were probably
better the second day. My goal was to make over a 1000 QSO's and million points
and I did it. When I look at the log I see I had as many QSO's the second day as
the first. It is usually not that way. I could not believe how long ten and 15
stayed open on Sunday.

I notice two other things: The band seemed to fade as if were going out and
then slowly came back up. Also, with some stations it did not matter where I
pointed my quad; they were just as loud.

It was really nice to be able to work deep Asia, but the BV100 eluded me for a
new entity on RTTY.

I sure wish all RTTY contests could be like this. I wonder how many new bees or
first time RTTY contesters there were? They probably think this is the way
every RTTY contest is.
 
N8HM   SOSB/10 LP   1,3442011-09-26 06:33:04
Great to hear 10 meters wide open again! Very casual operation. Thanks for the
QSOs.

Station:
Radio - Yaesu FT-817ND
Antenna - AlexLoop Walkham Portable Magnetic Loop
 
NA3M   SOAB HP   1,928,5002011-09-26 06:44:01
Good conditions. It was my best all time score for this contest. The N1MM logger
worked well, no real issues were reported on the reflector so I spent more time
on the air. Thanks for all the QSOs.

Nick NA3M
 
K1KO   SOAB(A) HP   612,7002011-09-26 06:50:03
Great start, great moving along until a 4-hour break at the hospital (false
alarm). Second trip to the hospital on Sunday afternoon probably cost me
200-300 Qs, but I still WON!!! I got a brand-new grandson, so it was a VERY
good trade-off!!
 
W1ZK   SOAB HP   566,4752011-09-26 06:50:25
Murphy struck hard. First the 80/40 antenna. Next our well pump. I didn't know
Murphy had branched out. But, on the plus side -- 10 meters was open!
 
K1FWE   SOAB HP   5,266,8132011-09-26 06:58:38
Great conditions. Great weekend. Thanks to all for the Q's.

K1FWE
 
NØKE   SOAB HP   1,765,7312011-09-26 07:04:23
10m is back big time! 30 QSOs on 10m last year vs 448 this year. 10m was
basically tied with 15m for me this year. Last year total QSOs 1101 vs 1529
this year. Nice to have ST2AR call on 15 as I was CQing around 21130. Also
found OD5NH on 10m way above the crowd.
 
OH8KA   SOAB(A) LP   203,7282011-09-26 07:07:51
Great to see 10+15m wide open! Glad to see so much activity, tnx for all Q's and
multipliers. Yaesu FT-990, 100W, 19m long end-fed sloper wire.
 
W3LL   SOAB HP   3,227,5802011-09-26 07:24:42
An exhilarating contest. I was waiting for 10M followed by 15M to close for the
evening but that never happened. So, kept up on the high bands working JA's.
The 80M 4-SQ worked well in its first contest helped by quiet conditions.
However since all the bsnds were hopping it didn't get enough air time. Both
80M Beverages are down under tree limbs from Irene so glad for the quiet
conditions.
I was startled at about 9 AM Saturday EDST when a loud Klaxxon horn sounded. It
was from IonoProbe running in the background. It was red with a warning "Solar
Radiation Storm - Radio Blackout". Then band went dead for nearly an hour.
Hard to find time to sleep without feeling guilty. A promised chauffer trip
cost two hours of operating time during Sunday afternoon action.
SO1R.
MonstIR, 80M 4-SQ, K3, Alpha 9500, N1MM and MMTTY all played well for best CQWW
RTTY contest score - helped mostly by band conditions.

Thanks for the Q's!

73,

Bud W3LL
 
W4UH   SOAB(A) HP   2,583,3082011-09-26 07:35:19
What a great RTTY contest! First of all, thanks to CQ Magazine for sponsoring
this contest and all of the hard work that Ed, W0YK puts into this one each
year. The conditions on 10 and 15 meters were awesome! It was a blast to gets
calls from all over the world on 10 meters without even moving the antennas.
The only bad conditions for me were the usual S9+20 static crashes on 40 and 80
meters for this time of year in SFL.

This was a real test for me and my station! I expected to be exhausted, but I
do feel I did a little better with the fatigue than expected. I did have
several issues with my station that cost me a few hours of good solid runs. As
soon as I got into a good run rate and rhythm several times my computer would
lock up with a run time error and I would be off the air for 5 minutes getting
everything back up and working again and then I had to find new run
frequencies. Also had a problem with one of my Alpha 89s dropping off line
about 8-10 times without me noticing for sometime. Low power does work but it
sure did affect my run rate until I noticed that it was tripped. I could never
find a reason for the trips, but it went away on Sunday.

My results were much lower than my goal was for sure, but no excuses! The lower
score problem was with me and not the conditions or equipment problems. This was
to be a learning lesson for me with SO2R and 48 hours and it sure was. It had
been 25+ years since I had worked a full time effort in a 48 hours contest.
Lesson 1: I am getting too old for 48 hours. Lesson 2: Do not try to change
things when the station is running in the Dueling CQ mode. I caused a few
issues there and several periods of off of the air to get things working again.
Lesson 3: I spent way too much time looking for multipliers and not using the
advantage of SO2R. As it turned out most rare ones called me, go figure!

Overall this contest was a blast! 10m was awesome, lots of activity, good
operators, and I increased my SO2R experience a lot. Thanks so much to everyone
for all of the contacts it was very much appreciated!

73,
Dan W4UH
 
S57U   SOAB LP   1,263,5352011-09-26 07:40:57
Catch a heavy could friday afternoon!
Results are much better than last year, 1om is really back.
 
S5ØXX   M/2 HP   6,789,6882011-09-26 07:42:53
FT1000MPMkV/K3
Alpha powered
80: Inv V
40: 1/4 vertical with elevated radials
20/15/10: C31XR
4O3A BPFs, SACX, WX0B sixpak
24', 22' and 2x17' LCDs with few old single core PCs


No major tech failure, just a 22' LCD panel. Expected some more from 20m, but
15/10m was probably just too much fun.

Did I hear a "WOW"?



Great weekend!


Kristjan, S50XX







80 40 20 15 10 All %
North America 43 211 237 501 423 1415 37.1
South America 2 8 16 17 24 67 1.8
Europe 456 414 415 398 170 1853 48.5
Africa 5 5 6 10 12 38 1.0
Asia 15 26 64 174 143 422 11.1
Oceania 1 9 8 6 24 0.6


Top5 DXCC
80 40 20 15 10 All
United States 35 185 199 441 384 1244
Germany 87 50 44 40 36 257
Japan 0 3 26 113 97 239
EU Russia 36 54 44 83 19 236
Ukraine 46 53 41 35 4 179
 
AA5AU   SOAB LP   2,870,4082011-09-26 07:49:52
There shouldn't be any doubt that this was the best ever contest in RTTY
contesting history. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the SFI had jumped
to 190 on Saturday. It has been so long since we've seen these kind of
conditions on 10 and 15 meters that I forgot what it was like for these band to
be totally open. Man, it sure was fun, huh?

I beat my previous best score by more than 600k points. I tried going SO3R but
the 3rd radio died hours before the contest. I don't know that it would have
really mattered much as on the first night I didn't get the all-night 20 meter
opening to EU I was hoping for. Actually, the band was totally dead. And it
was barely open the second night although I was able to work some stations in
EU, Japan and South America between 2-4 AM local time.

Despite excellent high band conditions, I could not sustain any decent CQ runs
on 10 or 15 meters until late morning and afternoon, then the runs came
big-time on both bands. Before that, I was forced to do power S&P on both
radios and that drained a lot of energy out of me because it's very difficult
to do and you can't rest at all like you can if you are running on both radios.
Despite that, I was able to maintain decent rates until the bands came to me
later.

I think the 10 meter JA run on Saturday night was the best I'd ever experienced
from my home station. With all the action on 10 meters, 20 meters got left out
and my numbers were way down. So I decided to leave 10 in the early after on
Sunday to concentrate on 20. Operating way up in the band, around 14136 kHz, I
had a tremendous run of stateside and EU (and a couple of JA's) the last few
hours of the contest.

Before the contest, I was greatly concerned how my body would handle a 48 hour
contest. I did receive some suggestions from several contesters before the
contest and read the Randy, K5ZD, webpage concerning sleep deprivation and
contesting. I decided to try the 90-minute sleep schedule for each night and
it seems to have worked well for me. After the contest, I felt pretty good.

I got plenty of rest before the contest. I ate only small meals (one Friday
before the contest and one Saturday night). Instead of eating breakfast and
lunch, I drank a nutrition shake. I did not eat snacks. I had a can of whole
cashews but didn't break it open until Sunday afternoon. Someone suggested
drinking Gatorade instead of soda, but I went ahead and stuck with a constant
flow of Diet Coke. I drank four 5 Hour Energy drinks during the contest when I
felt myself dragging a bit. I limited my intake of BC powder to 2 each day to
keep headaches at bay and ease the pain the headphones were inflicting on my
ears. Might be time for a new set of headphones. Anyway, I like to report
that everything I did worked. I did start to hallucinate in the last hour of
the contest and knew I was losing motor skills. Hand-eye coordination became
very difficult. But I knew there was only a short time to go so I was able to
concentrate a little harder in order not to become a total zombie by hitting
the wrong keys or forgetting to come back to someone. Sorry to those who I
worked in that final hours. It was rough! hi

Even though I had the best CQWW RTTY contest I'd every had, including my '92
trip to P4, I know it could have been better. The converted KT34 did not work
well on 10 meters, but luckily worked very well on 15 and 20. So I was forced
to keep the SteppIR on 10 meters nearly the whole time. The SteppIR worked
just great as it should. But I wonder what would happen had I been on the USA
east coast. I think I probably could have beaten the USA Low Power record.
Regardless, what I scored this weekend is probably the best I could ever hope
for with what I have (3 antennas and they are all low to the ground).

I want to thank everyone who worked me. It was the best of times!

73, Don AA5AU
 
VE6WQ(@VE6JY)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   658,2302011-09-26 07:53:27
Its been a long, long time since 15m was this good up here in northern Alberta.
With the flux at 190 on Sunday made for great openings in all directions. The
band was basically open 24hr. If only we didn't have to compete with east coast
during the day and if the Europeans would listen for NA at night we could be a
lot more competitive.
Some interesting sidelights. At 0940 on Saturday morning the band was filled
with Eu. At 0941 not a signal to be heard. Checking later revealed a X flare
and we had a total radio blackout. On Sunday morning at 1100z could only hear
zone 33 stations, all well above S9, but nothing further north.
Started the contest an hour late as heavy traffic delayed getting out to Don's
QTH. Then we had computer interface problems and it took over an hour to get
everything communicating correctly.
Equipment ICOM 756, Alpha 77 and 6 element stack 6/6/6/6
As always Don was a great host.
 
AJ1E   SOAB(A) HP   574,1882011-09-26 07:55:18
Great contest. Great band conditions. Great to see 10 meters in such good shape
once again. A nice start to the fall season...

Thanks for the Qs...
 
VY2LI   SOSB/15 LP   278,9802011-09-26 08:05:17
Surprised to find 10m so open,I had to make a few contacts to upgrade my RTTY
country status.I did,however,settle on 15LP for the rest of the contest.I was
late out of the gate both days,but managed to work just under 18 hours
according to N1MM.Those hours mostly flew by.What a pleasant change.Logs on
both 10 and 15 will be uploaded to eQSL and LoTW.Hope we got into your
log.73,Bill

EQUIPMENT:
FT-990,Rigblaster,NIMM
Wilson SY-1 @20M
 
KL8DX   SOAB HP   129,8582011-09-26 08:35:30
I had to work for most of the weekend but I was able to operate a few
hours here and there. My Sunday experience with 10 meters was the best
by far! When I checked 10 meters, I could not believe my eyes with the
signals I saw on my spectrum scope. Lots of highlights in a short period
of time. Looking forward to another contest season especially if 10
meters is gonna be anything like it was this past weekend. Log has
been uploaded to LOTW.

Rig: Icom 756PRO
Antenna: 4 element Mosley TA-34-XL @ 40 feet
Amp: Ameritron AL-1500 @ 500 watts
Software: N1MM
Interface: Rigblaster Plus

73,
Phil
Denali National Park, Alaska.

Website: http://www.kl8dx.com
Work: http://www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm
Blog: http://kl8dx.blogspot.com/
 
OH2BP/M(OHØBP)   SOAB LP   1,4002011-09-26 08:53:30
Due to other family efforts (visiting a Vip wedding) this time a Mobile session
on the event parking lot some 700 km from home.
 
GM7R(@GMØNAI)   M/2 HP   6,047,1282011-09-26 09:15:37
Great conditions = Great FUN :-)
First major RTTY entry from GM7R.
Had some visitors for the contest Tom GM4FDM and Adrian MM0TAI so we decided to
try M2. Were going to do MS but M2 lets everyone have a run.
Not ideal antenna setup with the 10/15/20 tribander so only ran 2 stations when
40 or 80 were good.
Thanks to Ian GM4KLN for helping with RTTY equipment choice and de-bugging the
setup.

Looking forward to our next RTTY test.
Hope conditions are as good for the SSB and CW legs!!

Thanks for all the QSO

73

Jim
GM0NAI / GM7R
 
GW4SKA   SOAB(A) LP   2,700,4302011-09-26 09:20:40
Finally got a beam up at 60ft after years of dreaming. I think it works well ...
but a piece of wet string would have been fine this weekend! Great to see 10 and
15 open both days and well into the evening here.
 
GUØSUP   SOAB LP   806,6162011-09-26 09:32:40
Wow, the sun co-operated, apart from the two flares that caused me to check the
antennas!
Great fun, and so good to see 10m properly open.
Thanks to all for the fun and the points.

73 de Phil GU0SUP
 
W8AKS   SOAB HP   282,1502011-09-26 09:34:35
Enjoyed the great conditions, makes contesting fun vice work.
 
P49X(@P4ØL/P49Y)   M/2 HP   15,223,7282011-09-26 09:54:57
10 meters delighted us in the 2010 CQ WW RTTY contest by supporting some QSOs.
This past weekend it dazzled us, providing worldwide propagation just like some
remember from the last solar high. For newer contesters the 10 meter band must
have seemed mystical. The extent to which 10 meters was really back is
demonstrated by how poor the lower bands performed with
the MUF so high. 20 meters seemed virtually blacked out at times during the
day while 10 and 15 were jammed with QSOs. At night, 40 and especially 80 were
big disappointments compared to how they've been in recent years with the last
solar cycle low.

This dramatic shift in bands was undoubtedly accentuated by migration of
activity to the higher bands. In Aruba, 10 and 15 were open before local
sunrise and held up well past local sunset. There were periods of diminished
signal levels, close to blackouts, particularly on Saturday, where signals
faded into the noise floor mid-QSO. These temporal blackouts were forecast
along with the solar activity.

CQ WW RTTY records surely fell as a result of this long-awaited high-band
propagation. Because RTTY contest participation is so much higher than at
prior solar peaks, it is hard to predict just how high contest records can be
pushed. Clearly, though, one limitation is QSO rates which in turn are
contrained by the excessively long messages being sent. Until the majority of
participants evolve to short exchanges as in CW and SSB contesting, maximum QSO
rates will be stuck at just over 100/hour per radio.

P49X operated M2 with K6AW on 15/80, W6OTC on 20 and W0YK on 10/40. N4RR
rotated between the three positions to give everyone a 3-hour break every nine
hours. 10 meters had been so outstanding the days prior to the contest that we
decided to start on 10 and 15, switching to 20 when 10 dropped off. After the
first half-hour, the rate on 10 did drop, or at least it faltered, so we moved
to 20. 15 wasn't moved to 40 until the third hour Friday. On Saturday, the
band changes occurred earlier and on Sunday we left 10 more than three hours
earlier than Friday, finishing the contest on 15 and 20. Sunday afternoon was
blessed by nearly every QSO coming from Europeans who had not yet been in our
log on any band. We encouraged each to go to the other band (10 or 15) and
many did. Because of this and other aspects of the highly skewed high-band
proportion of QSOs, for the first time at P49X, more QSOs were made with Europe
than North America.

The station setup used my SO3R configuration which is three networked
computers, one on each of three radios (Elecraft K3s). For this M2 we
dedicated radios to bands: 10/40, 15/80 and 20. The K3 Band Map feature was
used to enable only those bands on each radio, minimizing the chance to
inadvertently get on the wrong band. We replaced the ICE419 bandpass filters
with individual W3NQN filters which N4RR brought. This required manual
swapping of band pass filters on the 10/40 and 15/80 positions. Band changes
were simply executed by stopping operation at one position and starting on
another. There were few, if any, times when we were band changing between 15
and 80 or 10 and 40.

Forseeing that there could be significant 10 meter operation, Elecraft built
two prototype pre-amps based on their PR6 6-meter preamp which is fully
integrated with the K3. It was engaged on the 10-meter position almost
exclusively and really helped as signals faded in and out of the noise floor.

This station has three small towers on a city lot so we've been fighting
inter-band RFI for years. The antennas are just too close for serious
multi-op, even SO2R, operations at high power. On the low bands, the Beverage
array is 800' from the transmitting towers on another property. This virtually
eliminates the RFI problem on the low bands. But with the 40 and 20 Yagis on
the same mast, 20 meters is rendered nearly useless when 40 is transmitting,
especially doing RTTY on the low end of 40 which puts the harmonic right in the
middle of 20 meter RTTY action. Our main objective in the week prior to the
contest was to solve the high-band RFI problem. We brought a 12AVQ vertical to
put out at the Beverage feedpoint for an RX antenna on the high bands.
Ultimately, it was never used ...

As one step in our RFI troubleshooting, we found that using the C31 on a
separate tower from the 40 enabled us to coexist on those two bands. In
parallel, the 10 and 15 Yagis share the same boom and had similarly intolerable
RFI between those two bands. Again, using the C31 for either 10 or 15 nearly
eliminated that problem. So, one alternative that emerged was
to use the C31, but it had to be shared between 10 and 20. We didn't want to
restrict ourselves to choosing between those two bands however. The solution
came to us indirectly in the form of a newly designed high-power triplexer
build by K2NG for his PJ4 contest station over in Bonaire.

Roger, N4RR, used this trip to swing through Bonaire to deliver the triplexer
to that station. In return, K2NG agreed to let us "burn-in" the new triplexer
at P49X. Initially, this was a low priority in my mind because I didn't see
the utility of band-sharing the C31 as being worth the additional complexity of
not only the triplexer but also the three StackMatches to allow 10, 15 and 20 to
simultaneously use the C31 with their monoband Yagis. Instead, we used the
triplexer to solve our RFI issue by simply sharing the C31 between 10 and 20 at
the same time. The 10 and 20 meter Yagis were not used. There was some
constraint by not having seperately rotatable antennas on these two bands, but
it turned out not to be a problem. Antennas here are pointed north most of the
contest anyway.

The net result was that the high-power triplexer worked flawlessly. We found
no RFI contributed by it and it worked magically all weekend at full
legal-limit RTTY. In my mind, this is a must-have addition to the station here
so that the C31 can be fully deployed, not only for RFI relief but also as a
second antenna that can be phased or selected with the monobanders for the
three high bands. In fact, it might make sense to replace the 10/15 duo-band
Yagi with another tribander and deploy two triplexers with three StackMatches.
This should finally allow us to do SO2R, MS and M2 from this modest station.
Multi-multi, though, is still hard to imagine!

Thanks to all the other participants who played the game with us! An amazing
number (yet to be counted) worked us on all five bands. And, thanks to station
owners P40L (W6LD) and P49Y (AE6Y) for supporting our "RTTY thing" here in
lovely Aruba.

Ed - W0YK
Glenn - W6OTC
Steve - K6AW
Roger - N4RR



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

NA 135 423 701 833 785 2877 44.4
AS 0 46 96 218 98 458 7.1
EU 72 393 570 931 1005 2971 45.8
SA 4 18 17 28 27 94 1.5
OC 0 8 10 14 7 39 0.6
AF 3 5 13 12 8 41 0.6



QSO/Zn+Dx+St by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- 45/37 98/48 58/35 201/120 201/120
D1-0100Z - - 100/27 104/19 - 204/46 405/166
D1-0200Z - 43/35 91/18 12/8 - 146/61 551/227
D1-0300Z - 102/33 81/12 - - 183/45 734/272
D1-0400Z 16/19 86/16 46/6 - - 148/41 882/313
D1-0500Z 4/4 95/16 60/7 - - 159/27 1041/340
D1-0600Z 12/15 65/7 64/12 - - 141/34 1182/374
D1-0700Z 15/14 45/8 56/8 - - 116/30 1298/404
D1-0800Z 6/4 23/3 25/3 --+-- --+-- 54/10 1352/414
D1-0900Z 13/2 26/8 5/3 - - 44/13 1396/427
D1-1000Z 13/2 47/2 4/2 19/14 3/5 86/25 1482/452
D1-1100Z - - 3/3 114/22 77/25 194/50 1676/502
D1-1200Z - - 2/3 102/11 112/18 216/32 1892/534
D1-1300Z - - - 60/5 89/9 149/14 2041/548
D1-1400Z - - 2/0 32/1 87/7 121/8 2162/556
D1-1500Z - - - 79/7 113/9 192/16 2354/572
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 85/5 110/4 195/9 2549/581
D1-1700Z - - - 68/1 119/5 187/6 2736/587
D1-1800Z - - 5/3 108/5 103/3 216/11 2952/598
D1-1900Z - - 5/0 88/7 109/5 202/12 3154/610
D1-2000Z - - 33/7 92/4 38/8 163/19 3317/629
D1-2100Z - - 76/2 93/3 3/4 172/9 3489/638
D1-2200Z - - 40/1 91/0 50/3 181/4 3670/642
D1-2300Z - - 10/1 59/1 63/4 132/6 3802/648
D2-0000Z --+-- 5/6 84/7 49/3 1/0 139/16 3941/664
D2-0100Z 2/2 44/5 67/7 20/3 - 133/17 4074/681
D2-0200Z 26/13 43/1 54/0 - - 123/14 4197/695
D2-0300Z 9/1 69/1 33/0 - - 111/2 4308/697
D2-0400Z 49/12 55/2 9/0 - - 113/14 4421/711
D2-0500Z 27/5 45/2 34/2 - - 106/9 4527/720
D2-0600Z 3/1 57/2 55/3 - - 115/6 4642/726
D2-0700Z 3/0 17/0 29/0 - - 49/0 4691/726
D2-0800Z --+-- 18/1 9/0 --+-- --+-- 27/1 4718/727
D2-0900Z 11/2 8/0 7/1 - - 26/3 4744/730
D2-1000Z 5/1 - 24/3 21/1 1/0 51/5 4795/735
D2-1100Z - - 7/0 60/2 87/2 154/4 4949/739
D2-1200Z - - 24/0 13/1 84/0 121/1 5070/740
D2-1300Z - - 8/0 34/5 79/3 121/8 5191/748
D2-1400Z - - 6/0 13/1 19/8 38/9 5229/757
D2-1500Z - - 2/0 26/0 56/3 84/3 5313/760
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 36/0 61/3 97/3 5410/763
D2-1700Z - - 5/0 55/1 85/0 145/1 5555/764
D2-1800Z - - 7/0 53/3 97/2 157/5 5712/769
D2-1900Z - - 7/0 73/1 107/2 187/3 5899/772
D2-2000Z - - 7/1 83/3 95/2 185/6 6084/778
D2-2100Z - - 53/1 68/2 11/0 132/3 6216/781
D2-2200Z - - 66/2 67/1 7/1 140/4 6356/785
D2-2300Z - - 58/2 62/0 6/0 126/2 6482/787

Total: 214/97 893/1481408/1842037/1881930/170


80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

3D2 1 1
4J 1 1
4X 1 1 2
6W 1 1 1 3
6Y 1 1 1 1 1 5
9A 3 6 7 7 23
9H 1 1
9K 1 1
9M2 1 2 3
9V 1 1 1 3
A6 1 1 2 4
BV 1 1
BY 1 1 2
CE 1 2 4 7
CM 3 14 11 10 1 39
CN 1 2 2 1 1 7
CT 1 2 4 4 5 16
CT3 1 2 3 4 1 11
CU 1 1
CX 1 1 1 3
DL 14 65 93 212 203 587
DU 2 2
E7 2 1 3 1 7
EA 4 14 30 26 42 116
EA6 1 2 1 4
EA8 1 1 6 4 4 16
EA9 1 1
EI 3 6 6 6 21
ER 3 1 6 6 16
ES 1 1 1 3 5 11
EU 4 10 7 4 25
EX 1 1 2
EY 2 2 4
F 2 22 20 21 42 107
FG 1 1 2
FO 1 1
G 1 21 34 52 48 156
GI 3 5 7 15
GM 1 3 5 9 8 26
GU 1 1 1 3
GW 1 1 4 5 11
HA 3 3 3 14 23 46
HB 6 7 10 17 40
HC 1 1 2
HI 1 1 2 1 5
HK 2 2 2 1 1 8
HL 1 5 1 7
HS 1 1 1 3
HZ 1 3 4
I 7 23 56 76 109 271
IS 1 2 1 2 6
IT9 1 2 3 5 5 16
J3 1 1 1 3
JA 36 49 171 75 331
JT 2 2
JW 1 1 2
K 114 371 623 757 715 2580
KH0 1 1
KH2 1 2 1 4
KH6 2 2 4
KL 3 1 2 1 7
KP2 1 1 2
KP4 1 2 4 1 8
LA 1 5 9 12 13 40
LU 1 4 3 6 9 23
LX 1 3 3 2 4 13
LY 1 1 4 7 5 18
LZ 1 3 4 8 10 26
OD 1 1
OE 4 7 7 18
OH 6 11 12 22 25 76
OJ0 1 1 1 1 4
OK 1 17 20 32 25 95
OM 6 7 15 14 42
ON 7 11 16 15 49
OX 1 1 1 3
OY 1 1
OZ 2 4 6 7 10 29
P4 2 1 1 4
PA 4 19 31 40 54 148
PY 1 8 5 11 8 33
PZ 1 1 1 1 4
S5 2 10 13 12 16 53
SM 1 13 13 27 18 72
SP 7 23 27 52 48 157
ST 1 1
SV 4 6 7 11 28
SV9 1 1 2 2 6
T7 1 1
TA1 1 1 1 3
TF 3 2 1 6
TG 3 3
TK 1 1 2
TR 1 1
UA 3 34 50 87 72 246
UA2 1 1 3 5
UA9 6 27 21 12 66
UK 1 1 2
UN 1 6 5 1 13
UR 5 32 38 71 69 215
VE 11 24 50 54 55 194
VK 5 5 4 14
VP9 1 1 1 1 1 5
VU 1 3 1 5
XE 2 3 1 6 9 21
YB 2 2 2 6
YL 5 3 6 7 21
YO 2 9 5 10 17 43
YU 3 6 5 5 19
YV 2 1 3 2 8
Z3 1 1 3 3 8
ZC4 1 1
ZL 2 1 3 6
ZP 1 1 2
ZS 1 1
 
K3FIV   SOAB(A) LP   129,2042011-09-26 09:57:13
Wow, I had forgotten what good conditions were like. Couldn't do more than 15
hours spread out over the 2 days, and spent much of it on 10M. I've never seen
so many signals on 10. With lots of space, I even did some CQing, getting
answers from JA, ZL, and even a KH0. It was fun to work a ZL followed almost
immediately by EU. Even worked the African islands and Senegal. Not bad for
100W and a dipole.

Then just after the contest when all the activity had disappeared, I saw a lone
USB signal on 10, and it was Gordon at T32C, with the advance party just setting
things up on the beach on Christmas Island, checking out how things were
working. I spotted for him, and the pileup formed in seconds. Should be a
good DXpedition.

Keep those sunspots comin' and see you next weekend in the CA Qso Party!

73,
/Jack de K3FIV
Point Arena, CA
Rig: Flex-3000, 100W
Ant: 135' Carolina Windom at 35', all bands
 
KN5O   SOAB(A) HP   1,523,1782011-09-26 10:01:20
Well, had planned a multi-op, but was not to be. I don't like long single-op
contests - not enough stamina to go the distance. But anyway, was having
dinner Friday when the foster daughter called crying her eyes out.. That was an
hour long plus phone call that took the wind out of my sails for doing anything
serious for this contest.

Saw 15m was hot Friday when I did get on, so I just decided to play. When I
moved to 20M, it was awful for me, so I just went on to 40M. Quit 40M early
when I got tired and remembering the earlier phone call, just said the heck
with it. So I never even got to 80M - zippo..

Got back on Saturday, on and off. 10M was really surprising. Best I have ever
heard it in some time. Stayed on 10M and then moved to 15M and then found 20M
just dead.. So went back to 10M and 15M, back and forth. Quit Saturday evening
early when one of my 2x8 Matrix switches blew out 1/2 section. Had to recable
and then said the heck with it - just was not going to be my weekend. I got
back on Sunday for a while, on and off, while trying to watch the ball games.

I talked this morning with Don, AA5AU and got his thoughts on what was
happening with the bands our way. Similar findings. He was hoping I would do
well, but I was just not up for it. I wished him well for another 1st place
finish. Was not going to post my score, but after our conversation, what the
heck.. It is what it is.. In retrospec, I should have selected either 10M or
15M single band effort.

Congrats to all the winners. Thanks to all for making it a busy contest.

73,
Ted
KN5O
 
K6LL   SOSB(A)/15 HP   475,9742011-09-26 10:07:31
Conditions were generally good - sf 190, with low A and K indices. A little
M3.7 flare showed up at 1530Z on Sunday, putting a damper on the European
opening, but the fairly loud EU stations were still workable. The east coast
guys were working tons of EU that were totally inaudible here.

I had a radio failure (buttons stopped working), but this was a one-radio
event, so I switched to the other side of the so2r setup.

The main 200A breaker on the power panel tripped on Sunday morning during the
Eu opening, and a burning smell permeated the house. We carefully powered the
house circuits back up in stages, and everything came up working. I still
haven't found the cause, but I suspect some device has died, and I just haven't
discovered it yet.

I think this was my first serious entry in the CQWW RTTY. I'm glad I chose SB
15. Telnet contributed a few mults, but spotting activity was generally light.

I'll bet that within a couple of years, someone will come up with a RTTY
Skimmer, and the whole mature of assisted RTTY contesting will change, as it
already has on CW.
 
N6VH   SOAB(A) HP   161,0002011-09-26 10:14:00
Not a great score, but my personal best for this contest. "High" power for me
was 200 watts. Tribander at 20 feet and ground mounted SteppIR vertical.
 
RW4WZ   SOSB(A)/20 HP   309,6222011-09-26 10:18:31
First time in my HAM Radio life see what is Radio blockout is.
At 0935Z it just looks like somebody switch off all the HF bands.
No one signal on any band from 80m to 10m for about 30 minutes !
Then till the darkness it was R1 level of blockout. Next day
the level of all signals during the daylight was small :(
 
G4FKA   SOSB/15 LP   73,6162011-09-26 10:21:03
Casual daylight hours single band entry on 21MHz. Band open both days and
particularly good to the west on Sunday.

IC756 ProIII, 100w, 5/8 vertical and sloping half wave dipole hanging from the
usual oak tree.

Lots that got away of course, particularly to the east but very enjoyable
anyway with the good conditions. Almost did the VE clean sweep with VE2-7 all
in one day but no VE1 to complete the set.

Thanks to all for the QSOs. Hopefully a few new mode slots.

Geoff G4FKA
 
WF7T   SOAB LP   171,4762011-09-26 10:23:44
Stole away time from chores to play and I am glad I got a few hours to play on
10M...so cool to hear/work EU and Asia again! At the very least I wanted to
work 50 or so per band over the weekend. Just S&P sometimes just up/down the
band one time before I had to go do something.

Cool to hear Market Reef on 15M but just couldn't get through in the time I
allotted. I made a few mistakes during the contest: I was neglecting to log
some contacts due to my choice of macro/keystrokes. Once I discovered my error
I fixed my log handling and tried to rework anyone that was obviously not in
log. Thanks to many for working dupes (note to self: work all dupes). Thanks
all for the Qs and my apologies for any occasional LID/QLF.

73 Brad WF7T
Nashville, TN

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IC-7600@100W
Doublets at ~40', 40/80M Vertical
N1MM v11.9.3, MMTTY
 
OG8A(OH8VJ)   SOSB/80 HP   33,2172011-09-26 10:29:44
With GP and FT-100MP MARK-V Field + AL-1200
 
VE5MX   SOAB(A) HP   1,589,2102011-09-26 10:34:05
What a weekend !!

Thanks to everyone that QSYed for me. Seetest move of the weekend had to be
K0RC moving from 15m to 10m for the mult. He was LOUD on 10m !! Didnt work
anybody else that close in on 10m. Also thanks to VU2LBW for the patience to
stick with me on 20m for the double mult.
 
W7PP   SOAB(A) HP   1,123,0002011-09-26 10:34:32
WOW, what more can be said! Wasn'r it nice working EU on long path! I really
need more than a dipole on 40. A DB36 would do! Had a great time, got lots of
sleep between midnight and 6AM (local time, see comment on 40 antenna!) so
wasn't beat all day. (This is a young mans sport!) Thanks for all of you that
corrected my call, I'm not W7VP!! Look to do better next year, God willing.
 
OE2E(OE2GEN)   SOAB(A) LP   1,368,8202011-09-26 10:52:18
What a remember, 10 Meter so wide open!
Great openings to JA on 10 and 15 mostly on Saturday!
Also to USA and a lots of West Coast!
Sunspots are coming again, or just a short Interlude?
73, Gerald
OE2E, OE2GEN, .....
 
9A6B(9A2EU)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   304,2362011-09-26 10:58:25
Wow! No meters like ten meters. West coast coming S9, Hawaii coming long path,
Japan coming S9, this is like in the good old days. The band was filled with
the signals from 28070 till 28150. The band stayed opened from sunrise until
2200 local time both days. Let's hope that the conditions will be equally good
or even better for SSB and CW leg.
Rig here TS-2000 + 400 W linear and 2 el. quad. Software N1MM + mmtty.
CU in CQ WW SSB!
73 de Zlatko, 9A2EU
 
WØPV   SOSB/10 HP   104,7152011-09-26 11:18:16
Wow, great propagation makes for fun! Even part-time and limited to an old
IC-735 and an R7 vertical up only 20 ft!!
 
SK2T(SM2LIY)   SOAB(A) HP   2,166,0042011-09-26 11:29:14
The X-flares and M-flares during the weekend really helped the higher bands.
Was some aurora on saturday evening making 20m very hard to decode, but 15m
and 10m did not suffer from the distortion.
20m was better on sunday evening.
The lower bands had not much activity, probably because of the good high band
conditions.

Really like CW better than RTTY, but the good conditions kept me in the chair
;-)

Thanks for the QSOs.

73 Per SM2LIY
 
PG7V   SOAB LP   435,9532011-09-26 11:37:31
Rig:
Yaesu FT-2000, 100w
Cushcraft R7 vertical
DX-A twin-sloper

PG7V Contestcalendar: http://www.cqcontest.eu
 
W7ZR   SOSB/15 HP   284,6962011-09-26 11:41:16
With great anticipation I awaited Sunday to be a repeat of the fun on Saturday.
Never happened but still was the best fun in a long time.

Day 1 624 1181 48 53 23
Day 2 337 692 7 17 4

No Idaho or Vermont for US mults.
 
DJ8OG(@DJ6QT)   SOAB(A) HP   1,779,4622011-09-26 11:43:22
Thanks for all contacts. Thanks also to DJ6QT for his station. AWESOME CONDX but
I was not able to operate the hole contest due other activities. The main thing
was to test the hole station for CQWW SSB in october. Murphy couldnt find me
:-) nice.

Cu in a month with hopefully the same condx

Matt, DJ8OG
 
F4ERS   SOAB(A) HP   2,758,0002011-09-26 12:00:41
good contest tks @F6FYA
 
DK5OS   SOAB LP   87,5522011-09-26 12:01:18
Just for fun!

73 Olaf - DK5OS
 
S5ØB   SOAB(A) LP   14,2202011-09-26 12:02:09
On saturday visit S50XX location. Congratulation for the score!
After inspiration, tray to see situation on my location! Very good propagation
on 10 and 15m till late evening!

IC-756PRO2, WINDOM (8m up), MK2, N1MM! See you nex year with new tower,
antennas and more power!

73 Borut
 
LA5LJA   SOAB LP   450,2402011-09-26 12:03:00
Exelent conditions. My g5rv worked dx like a yagi antenna.
Hope this conds will stay for the upcomming cqww contests also.
 
WW4LL   M/S LP   2,192,1842011-09-26 12:28:41
As one of our ops said, "when's the last time you heard someone say, Ten Meters
was the money band"? What can I say about conditions that hasn't already been
said? Simply phenomenal!

I'm not crazy about entering low power in contests but if there was ever a time
to do it, it was this past weekend. What a joy it was to get this group of guys
together for the weekend, all of which did an outstanding job. This was the
first RTTY contest that we've done since our old friend and regular 3rd shift
operator, Dennis K4ZJ (sk) passed away.

Our apologies and thanks to everyone for bearing with us during the exchanges.

73'....Fred, WW4LL
 
K9OM   SOSB/15 HP   489,3982011-09-26 12:30:11
CQ-WW RTTY is a fantastic contest! 15-meter band conditions in Wisconsin were
outstanding which made operating a real joy. It wasn't easy staying in the
chair knowing the Green bay Packers were playing but I'm glad I did as condx to
Europe and Asia were terrific at the time. Thank You for the Qso!

73,
Dick- K9OM
 
W1DX(@W1AN)   M/2 HP   3,059,2602011-09-26 12:49:36
What fun! It was good to see 10M alive and well! We also had a great time
introducing three brand new hams to the contesting world. Steve KB1VEZ and U.S.
Coast Guard Cadets Laura KB3VQN and Ryan KB3VQM were all smiles during their
times in the chair. "When is the next contest?" was their question when going
out.

K1DM, W1PN and NG1G deserve a lot of the credit for getting the computers,
antennas and stations ready, recovering from a recent lightning hit.

Thanks for working us and see you in the next one.
John, W1AN
 
G3TBK   SOAB HP   1,887,0542011-09-26 12:54:10
Great to have 10m playing again, although suspect I was too far North.
Superb 15m opening to JA on Sunday morning, best I've heard for about 10
years.
The 10m Stateside opening was very localised - plenty of 9's and 0's a few West
Coast but not a single W1 or W2!
 
WB2OQQ   SOAB LP   162,3252011-09-26 12:59:44
I WANT TO THANK N2MUN, PHIL FOR GIVING ME HIS OLDER COMPUTER TO USE AND KA2D FOR
HIS HELP WITH MICRO-KEYER EVERYTHING WORKED WELL.

IT WAS EXCITING TO HAVE 10 METERS SO ACTIVE, THANK YOU ALL FOR THE FUN.
 
KØBX   SOAB(A) HP   230,2562011-09-26 13:04:40
Nice to see 10 and 15 meters open. Maybe the Sun Gods are shining on us.
Rig: 756PROIII
Amp: TT Centurion about 600 Watts
Ant: 4 element monobander for 20 at 48 feet
7 element dualbander, 4 on 10, 3 on 15 on common boom at 40 feet.
Writelog with MMTTY plugin.

Joe K0BX
 
N2QT   SOAB(A) LP   2,781,6802011-09-26 13:05:28
Well as everyone now knows, 10M is back (and so is 15!). It was a great thing
to have two or even three bands open at a time. While I handily beat last
years score (which was unassisted, more about that later) I didn't get the
increase in qso totals that I was sure would result from having two bands open.
There were extended periods where I could not get a run going, although I could
work stations when I called them. S&P on two radios is productive, but not as
much as running, it also wears you down. I think this is why I shutdown
earlier on Saturday night than I should have.

I entered assisted since it was new, and I've always liked packet. However in
general the off frequency spotting done by many made most spots pretty
worthless. The other issue is that running low power made it pretty hard to
work a fresh spot effeciently. As a dxer I was also prone to picking off some
juicy dx instead of contesting. Assisted really is better stated as Single Op
Distracted. My total q's were only up 23 from last years unassisted effort. I
think a non packet effort would have had more than enough q's to make up for
whatever mults I missed. However, as the contest was winding down and I was
still short of the 2K qso's I wanted, there was someone spotting pretty run of
the mill stations. His spots were on frequency and I was able to get the 3-4
extra q's from that that let me make my goal!

I ran multiple decoders in N1MM this year and found it useful. However it did
push cpu utilization up on my 3Ghz P4. I changed the mmtty profiles to get the
utilization in the 30-40% range, but a new computer is in the offing.

With the panadapter it was easy to see the ratty signals that some stations are
emitting. Some stations emit a 2-3 khz blip of noise on key up, key down or
both. Others have extra images of the rtty tones that are offset from their
main signal. There images are at double or triple the shift, but since they
are at the right cadence you can't tune them in although they sound 'right'.
These stations may be hot switching their amp, overdriving the amp or the audio
for AFSK. It makes the contest congestion worse than it needs to be.

Radios Elecraft K3 (external fans)
KT34A at 60 ft,
3 el Steppir at 48 ft
40M rotary dipole at 54 ft
80M dipole 50 feet
shunt fed 60 ft tower on 80 M

Mark n2qt
 
VE7SV   M/2 HP   5,627,9742011-09-26 13:14:27
Thanks to all for the qsos. What fun!! A special thank you to the VE7SV
operators for taking time from their busy lives to join the fun.

Like everyone is saying, 10 and 15 meters provided great fun and more DX
than we have heard for many many years.

We will look for everyone in CQ WW SSB.

73
Dale VE7SV and team
 
W1MAT   SOAB(A) HP   1,064,3602011-09-26 13:25:49
73,
Matthew W1MAT
 
9A4P   M/2 LP   1,834,6502011-09-26 13:26:09
100 Watt only, hot and sunny weather, open bands to all over the world
 
S57DX   SOAB(A) HP   474,6242011-09-26 13:31:08
Few hours for fun.
73 de Slavko S57DX
 
K5WW   SOAB(A) LP   233,4782011-09-26 13:35:01
Things didn't start too good on Friday. Good conditions, but very crowded bands.
That's good, but I couldn't find a single spot to call CQ... S&P for the most
time, sloooooow.

Saturday was OK for a few hours, then I found myself listening to a whole lot
of nothing. Found out soon enough that we got hit by one or more fabulous solar
flares. Great...

Saturday night and Sunday were good though! I ended up with about 20 % less
QSOs than last year; but thanks to many more multipliers (mainly on 10 m) my
total score is about 20 percent higher than last year. Can't complain about
that!!

I had a great time, thanks to all.
 
DJ3IW   SOSB(A)/15 HP   619,4422011-09-26 13:36:36
What a thrill!
 
K6TA   SOSB(A)/10 HP   120,2042011-09-26 13:42:25
K3, ALPHA-91B, 4EL @ 75ft, 6 EL @ 35ft
 
ES9C(@ES5TV)   M/2 HP   11,699,4862011-09-26 13:46:12
Propagation on 10 and 15 was obviously amazing. Running US on 10 close to local
midnight was extremely hard to believe. Score also greatly exceeds our
expectations. An experienced team of Latvian RTTY-ers joining us was an
important factor here. Great and continuous cooking by ES2DW had no lesser
importance as always.

73
Tonno
ES5TV

ES9C
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | Total |
| | RTTY | RTTY | RTTY | RTTY | RTTY | |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 70 | 81 | 9 | | | 160 |
| 01 | 86 | 57 | 1 | | | 144 |
| 02 | 71 | 86 | 8 | | | 165 |
| 03 | 55 | 68 | 9 | | | 132 |
| 04 | 21 | 91 | 2 | 60 | | 174 |
| 05 | | 28 | 63 | 76 | 6 | 173 |
| 06 | | | 66 | 74 | 7 | 147 |
| 07 | | | 23 | 63 | 31 | 117 |
| 08 | | | 5 | 71 | 58 | 134 |
| 09 | | | 2 | 56 | 52 | 110 |
| 10 | | | 23 | 56 | 25 | 104 |
| 11 | | | 89 | 49 | 8 | 146 |
| 12 | | | 31 | 81 | 29 | 141 |
| 13 | | | 5 | 72 | 57 | 134 |
| 14 | | | 9 | 99 | 64 | 172 |
| 15 | | | 7 | 115 | 72 | 194 |
| 16 | | 3 | 56 | 97 | 23 | 179 |
| 17 | 4 | 3 | 80 | 83 | 1 | 171 |
| 18 | 2 | 2 | 65 | 94 | 6 | 169 |
| 19 | 5 | 5 | 63 | 70 | 3 | 146 |
| 20 | 4 | 11 | 53 | 46 | | 114 |
| 21 | | 24 | 63 | 23 | | 110 |
| 22 | 15 | 78 | 59 | | | 152 |
| 23 | 27 | 58 | 19 | | | 104 |
| 00 | 29 | 42 | 10 | | | 81 |
| 01 | 21 | 39 | 8 | | | 68 |
| 02 | 16 | 44 | 8 | | | 68 |
| 03 | 9 | 66 | 27 | 4 | | 106 |
| 04 | | 54 | 65 | 2 | 1 | 122 |
| 05 | | 54 | 37 | 6 | 3 | 100 |
| 06 | | 28 | 63 | 5 | 2 | 98 |
| 07 | | | 21 | 69 | 27 | 117 |
| 08 | | | 10 | 52 | 53 | 115 |
| 09 | | | 9 | 39 | 62 | 110 |
| 10 | | | 32 | 20 | 71 | 123 |
| 11 | | | 63 | 9 | 32 | 104 |
| 12 | | | 66 | 12 | 17 | 95 |
| 13 | | | 65 | 27 | 1 | 93 |
| 14 | | | 57 | 40 | 6 | 103 |
| 15 | | | 48 | 15 | 19 | 82 |
| 16 | 2 | 28 | 47 | 6 | 5 | 88 |
| 17 | | 49 | 40 | 2 | 3 | 94 |
| 18 | | 1 | 32 | 24 | 79 | 136 |
| 19 | | 3 | 5 | 57 | 43 | 108 |
| 20 | 16 | 4 | 40 | 21 | 4 | 85 |
| 21 | 54 | 10 | 43 | 1 | | 108 |
| 22 | 9 | 22 | 57 | | | 88 |
| 23 | 6 | 33 | 57 | | | 96 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
| | 522 | 1072 | 1720 | 1696 | 870 | 5880 |

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

| Band | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
--------------------------------------------------------------
| 80 | 91.0% | 4.0% | 0.2% | 0.8% | 4.0% | |
| 40 | 59.5% | 31.0% | 2.5% | 0.7% | 6.2% | 0.2% |
| 20 | 50.1% | 30.4% | 2.2% | 0.5% | 15.3% | 1.5% |
| 15 | 34.7% | 37.2% | 2.3% | 0.9% | 23.3% | 1.6% |
| 10 | 31.6% | 29.8% | 5.2% | 1.7% | 29.2% | 2.5% |
--------------------------------------------------------------

Worked States/Provinces

| 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
================================================
CT | 1 | 4 | 9 | 8 | 9 | 31
MA | 2 | 26 | 21 | 21 | 11 | 81
ME | | 4 | 5 | 3 | | 12
NH | 2 | 9 | 13 | 8 | 8 | 40
RI | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 3 | 13
VT | | 1 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 9
NJ | 1 | 17 | 21 | 21 | 17 | 77
NY | | 22 | 28 | 29 | 15 | 94
DE | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 6
PA | 2 | 23 | 33 | 25 | 17 | 100
MD | 1 | 10 | 13 | 19 | 9 | 52
AL | | 3 | 5 | 12 | 3 | 23
FL | | 20 | 17 | 23 | 10 | 70
GA | 1 | 4 | 6 | 11 | 2 | 24
KY | | | 3 | 5 | 1 | 9
NC | | 15 | 18 | 21 | 10 | 64
SC | | 2 | 5 | 5 | 1 | 13
TN | | 9 | 14 | 11 | 4 | 38
VA | 4 | 18 | 30 | 34 | 23 | 109
AR | | 1 | 3 | 5 | 2 | 11
LA | | 5 | 7 | 5 | 1 | 18
MS | | 2 | 4 | 4 | 3 | 13
NM | | 2 | 2 | 4 | | 8
OK | | | 2 | 5 | 2 | 9
TX | | 2 | 12 | 15 | 8 | 37
CA | | 3 | 30 | 28 | 3 | 64
AZ | | 2 | 8 | 13 | 3 | 26
ID | | 2 | 1 | 4 | | 7
MT | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
NV | | 3 | 1 | 3 | | 7
OR | | 1 | 15 | 15 | 1 | 32
UT | | 2 | 3 | 2 | | 7
WA | | 1 | 12 | 19 | | 32
WY | | | 2 | 2 | | 4
MI | | 4 | 8 | 14 | 9 | 35
OH | 2 | 16 | 12 | 22 | 9 | 61
WV | | 4 | 8 | 6 | 1 | 19
IL | 1 | 10 | 10 | 21 | 11 | 53
IN | | 4 | 4 | 9 | 4 | 21
WI | | 4 | 3 | 14 | 4 | 25
CO | | 5 | 11 | 14 | 3 | 33
IA | | | 4 | 9 | 5 | 18
KS | | 3 | 8 | 6 | 5 | 22
MN | | 6 | 18 | 22 | 8 | 54
MO | | 1 | 5 | 8 | 3 | 17
ND | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
NE | | | | 4 | 2 | 6
SD | | | | | |
NB | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
NS | | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 7
NF | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
PEI | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
LB | | | | | |
QC | 1 | 6 | 6 | 7 | 2 | 22
ON | | 13 | 18 | 19 | 7 | 57
MB | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
SK | | 1 | 1 | 3 | | 5
AB | | 1 | 1 | 6 | | 8
BC | | 4 | 4 | 8 | | 16
NT | | | | | |
YT | | | | | |
NU | | | | | |
================================================
| 19 | 302 | 479 | 590 | 246 | 1636

Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
1A | EU | | | | | |
1S | AS | | | | | |
3A | EU | | | | 1 | | 1
3B6 | AF | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | | | |
3B9 | AF | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
3D2/c | OC | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | | | |
3V | AF | | | | | |
3W | AS | | | | | |
3X | AF | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | |
4J | AS | | | 1 | | 2 | 3
4L | AS | 1 | | | | | 1
4O | EU | | | | | |
4S | AS | | | | | |
4U1I | EU | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | |
4W | OC | | | | | |
4X | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
5A | AF | | | | | |
5B | AS | | | | | |
5H | AF | | | | | |
5N | AF | | | | | |
5R | AF | | | | | |
5T | AF | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | | | |
5X | AF | | | | | |
5Z | AF | | | | | |
6W | AF | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
6Y | NA | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
7O | AS | | | | | |
7P | AF | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | |
7X | AF | | | | | |
8P | NA | | | | | |
8Q | AS | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | | |
9A | EU | 6 | 9 | 12 | 8 | 3 | 38
9G | AF | | | | | |
9H | EU | | | | 1 | | 1
9J | AF | | | | | |
9K | AS | | | | | 1 | 1
9L | AF | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | | | 4 | 3 | 3 | 10
9M6 | OC | | | | 1 | | 1
9N | AS | | | | | |
9Q | AF | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
9X | AF | | | | | |
9Y | SA | | | | | |
A2 | AF | | | | | |
A3 | OC | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | 1 | | | | 1
A5 | AS | | | | | |
A6 | AS | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 5
A7 | AS | | | | | |
A9 | AS | | | | | |
AP | AS | | | | | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | |
BV | AS | | | 3 | 2 | 2 | 7
BV9P | AS | | | | | |
BY | AS | | 1 | 15 | 25 | 15 | 56
C2 | OC | | | | | |
C3 | EU | | | | | |
C5 | AF | | | | | |
C6 | NA | | | | | |
C9 | AF | | | | | 1 | 1
CE | SA | | 1 | 2 | 4 | 2 | 9
CE0X | SA | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | | |
CM | NA | | 17 | 10 | 9 | 3 | 39
CN | AF | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 9
CP | SA | | | 1 | | | 1
CT | EU | 2 | 2 | 2 | 5 | 10 | 21
CT3 | AF | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 8
CU | EU | | | | | |
CX | SA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 4 | 9
CY0 | NA | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | | |
D4 | AF | | | | | |
D6 | AF | | | | | |
DL | EU | 79 | 114 | 132 | 72 | 35 | 432
DU | OC | | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 6
E3 | AF | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | | |
E7 | EU | 1 | 2 | 4 | 2 | | 9
EA | EU | 12 | 24 | 40 | 36 | 56 | 168
EA6 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 6
EA8 | AF | 1 | 4 | 2 | 4 | 1 | 12
EA9 | AF | | | | | 1 | 1
EI | EU | 2 | 2 | 4 | 5 | | 13
EK | AS | | | | 1 | | 1
EL | AF | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | |
ER | EU | 5 | 6 | 6 | 4 | 1 | 22
ES | EU | | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 5
ET | AF | | | | | |
EU | EU | 7 | 7 | 7 | 4 | 1 | 26
EX | AS | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 6
EY | AS | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 6
EZ | AS | | | | | |
F | EU | 6 | 27 | 25 | 40 | 4 | 102
FG | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
FH | AF | | | | | |
FJ | NA | | | | | |
FK | OC | | | | | |
FK/c | OC | | | | | |
FM | NA | | | | 1 | | 1
FO | OC | | | | | |
FO/a | OC | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | | |
FR | AF | | | | | |
FR/g | AF | | | | | |
FR/j | AF | | | | | |
FR/t | AF | | | | | |
FS | NA | | | | | |
FT5W | AF | | | | | |
FT5X | AF | | | | | |
FT5Z | AF | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | |
FY | SA | | | | | |
G | EU | 19 | 29 | 51 | 49 | 3 | 151
GD | EU | | | | | |
GI | EU | 2 | 1 | 5 | 4 | | 12
GJ | EU | | | | | |
GM | EU | 3 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 2 | 23
GM/s | EU | | | | | |
GU | EU | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
GW | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | | 6
H4 | OC | | | | | |
H40 | OC | | | | | |
HA | EU | 10 | 12 | 15 | 5 | 3 | 45
HB | EU | 6 | 8 | 14 | 14 | 1 | 43
HB0 | EU | | | | | |
HC | SA | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
HC8 | SA | | | | | |
HH | NA | | | | | |
HI | NA | | 2 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 7
HK | SA | | 4 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 9
HK0/a | NA | | | | | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | |
HL | AS | | 2 | 8 | 13 | 10 | 33
HM | AS | | | | | |
HP | NA | | | | | |
HR | NA | | | | | |
HS | AS | | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 5
HV | EU | | | | | |
HZ | AS | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 10
I | EU | 31 | 53 | 99 | 94 | 13 | 290
IG9 | AF | | | | | |
IS | EU | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 5
IT9 | EU | 4 | 3 | 6 | 7 | 7 | 27
J2 | AF | | | | | |
J3 | NA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
J5 | AF | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | | | |
J7 | NA | | | | | |
J8 | NA | | | | | |
JA | AS | | 19 | 149 | 270 | 163 | 601
JD/m | OC | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | |
JT | AS | | | 2 | | | 2
JW | EU | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
JW/b | EU | | | | | |
JX | EU | | | | | |
JY | AS | | | | | |
K | NA | 18 | 276 | 455 | 554 | 236 | 1539
KG4 | NA | | | | | |
KH0 | OC | | | | | |
KH1 | OC | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
KH3 | OC | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
KH7K | OC | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | | |
KH8/s | OC | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | |
KL | NA | | | 4 | 1 | | 5
KP1 | NA | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
KP4 | NA | | 1 | 5 | 2 | 2 | 10
KP5 | NA | | | | | |
LA | EU | 10 | 8 | 11 | 4 | 4 | 37
LU | SA | | 5 | 14 | 11 | 13 | 43
LX | EU | 2 | 2 | 4 | 5 | 1 | 14
LY | EU | 3 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 3 | 17
LZ | EU | 7 | 5 | 7 | 10 | 4 | 33
OA | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
OD | AS | | | 2 | 1 | 2 | 5
OE | EU | 4 | 6 | 11 | 5 | 3 | 29
OH | EU | 16 | 12 | 12 | 10 | 13 | 63
OH0 | EU | | | | | |
OJ0 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
OK | EU | 17 | 20 | 30 | 15 | 9 | 91
OM | EU | 13 | 10 | 13 | 9 | 7 | 52
ON | EU | 4 | 9 | 15 | 6 | 2 | 36
OX | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
OY | EU | | | | | |
OZ | EU | 5 | 6 | 9 | 4 | 2 | 26
P2 | OC | | | | | |
P4 | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
PA | EU | 14 | 33 | 62 | 17 | 2 | 128
PJ2 | SA | | | | | |
PJ4 | SA | | | | | |
PJ5 | NA | | | | | |
PJ7 | NA | | | | | |
PY | SA | | 10 | 11 | 13 | 17 | 51
PY0F | SA | | | | | |
PY0S | SA | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
R1FJ | EU | | | | | |
R1MV | EU | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | |
S2 | AS | | | | | |
S5 | EU | 12 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 6 | 63
S7 | AF | | | | | |
S9 | AF | | | | | |
SM | EU | 14 | 13 | 6 | 9 | 2 | 44
SP | EU | 22 | 22 | 30 | 20 | 13 | 107
ST | AF | | | | 1 | | 1
ST0 | AF | | | | | |
SU | AF | | | | | |
SV | EU | 1 | 3 | 5 | 10 | 5 | 24
SV/a | EU | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | | | | | 1 | 1
SV9 | EU | | 1 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 9
T2 | OC | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | |
T7 | EU | | | 1 | | | 1
T8 | OC | | | | | 1 | 1
TA | AS | | | 1 | 2 | | 3
TA1 | EU | 1 | 2 | 3 | | | 6
TF | EU | 1 | 1 | 5 | 3 | | 10
TG | NA | | | 1 | | | 1
TI | NA | | | 1 | | | 1
TI9 | NA | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | |
TK | EU | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
TL | AF | | | | | |
TN | AF | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | | 1 | 1
TT | AF | | | | | |
TU | AF | | | | | |
TY | AF | | | | | |
TZ | AF | | | | | |
UA | EU | 48 | 68 | 79 | 23 | 23 | 241
UA2 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
UA9 | AS | 18 | 29 | 50 | 48 | 28 | 173
UK | AS | | | | | |
UN | AS | 1 | 4 | 12 | 12 | 7 | 36
UR | EU | 64 | 61 | 60 | 24 | 18 | 227
V2 | NA | | | | | |
V3 | NA | | | | | |
V4 | NA | | | | | |
V5 | AF | | | | | |
V6 | OC | | | | | |
V7 | OC | | | | | |
V8 | OC | | | | | |
VE | NA | 1 | 28 | 36 | 52 | 12 | 129
VK | OC | | 1 | 15 | 9 | 10 | 35
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 | | | | | 1 | 1
VP8/g | SA | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | |
VP8/o | SA | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
VQ9 | AF | | | | | |
VR | AS | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 7
VU | AS | | 5 | 5 | 4 | 4 | 18
VU4 | AS | | | | | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | |
XE | NA | | 3 | 3 | 5 | 1 | 12
XF4 | NA | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | |
XU | AS | | | | | |
XW | AS | | | | | |
XX9 | AS | | | | | |
XZ | AS | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | | | |
YB | OC | | 1 | 3 | 5 | 6 | 15
YI | AS | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | |
YL | EU | 3 | 4 | 3 | 3 | 4 | 17
YN | NA | | | | | |
YO | EU | 9 | 13 | 18 | 10 | 3 | 53
YS | NA | | | | | |
YU | EU | 5 | 7 | 11 | 4 | 1 | 28
YU8 | EU | | | | | |
YV | SA | | 3 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 8
YV0 | NA | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | |
Z3 | EU | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 6
ZA | EU | | | | | |
ZB | EU | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | 1 | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5
ZD7 | AF | | | | | |
ZD8 | AF | | | | | |
ZD9 | AF | | | | | |
ZF | NA | | | | | |
ZK2 | OC | | | | | 1 | 1
ZK3 | OC | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | | 4 | 7 | | 11
ZL7 | OC | | | | | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 5
ZS | AF | | | 2 | 5 | 6 | 13
ZS8 | AF | | | | | |
======================================================
| | 522 | 1070 | 1716 | 1695 | 868 | 5871

Worked zones

| 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
===============================================
01 | | | 4 | 1 | | 5
02 | | | | | |
03 | | 18 | 76 | 94 | 7 | 195
04 | 3 | 92 | 159 | 239 | 97 | 590
05 | 17 | 192 | 245 | 256 | 144 | 854
06 | | 3 | 3 | 5 | 1 | 12
07 | | | 2 | | 1 | 3
08 | 1 | 20 | 20 | 15 | 9 | 65
09 | 1 | 10 | 5 | 6 | 5 | 27
10 | | | 4 | 2 | 1 | 7
11 | | 10 | 11 | 13 | 17 | 51
12 | | 1 | 2 | 4 | 2 | 9
13 | | 4 | 14 | 14 | 18 | 50
14 | 178 | 277 | 377 | 277 | 117 | 1226
15 | 149 | 182 | 265 | 208 | 89 | 893
16 | 122 | 137 | 151 | 58 | 44 | 512
17 | 14 | 25 | 38 | 34 | 13 | 124
18 | 3 | 6 | 18 | 22 | 22 | 71
19 | | 1 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 8
20 | 19 | 23 | 40 | 36 | 18 | 136
21 | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 9 | 22
22 | | 4 | 5 | 3 | 4 | 16
23 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 7
24 | | 2 | 17 | 26 | 19 | 64
25 | | 21 | 156 | 273 | 170 | 620
26 | | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 6
27 | | | 3 | 4 | 3 | 10
28 | | 1 | 8 | 10 | 11 | 30
29 | | | 1 | 2 | 5 | 8
30 | | 1 | 13 | 7 | 5 | 26
31 | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
32 | | | 5 | 8 | 2 | 15
33 | 3 | 6 | 6 | 9 | 6 | 30
34 | | | | 1 | | 1
35 | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
36 | | | | | 1 | 1
37 | | | | | 1 | 1
38 | | | 2 | 5 | 6 | 13
39 | | | | | |
40 | 1 | 3 | 7 | 5 | | 16
===============================================
| 514 | 1043 | 1669 | 1649 | 855 | 5730

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CR6K(CT1ILT)   SOAB HP   6,298,0532011-09-26 13:56:32
Beautiful conditions! Awesome working JA and USA at the same time on 15m and
10m!!

This was my first full SO2R in RTTY.

Thanks to dad for help setting up the beverage before the contest, new
termination resistor and new ground rods... (still missing my 160m which the
wire was stolen!).

Cu next one.
Filipe Lopes CT1ILT aka CR6K
http://www.rep.pt/ct1ilt
 
OL3A(@OK1KQJ)   M/S HP   2,205,4202011-09-26 14:01:19
Problems with antennas ... very good condxs on 15 and 10 m. Thanks for QSOs
and cu in CQWW SSB and CQWW CW 73 Pavel OK1DRQ
 
NX8G   SOAB LP   164,3722011-09-26 14:01:54
IC-746PRO, SignaLink USB into a center fed dipole at about 30 feet. Ham Radio
Deluxe/DM780 v4.0.

Found it difficult to run so did S&P about 85% of the time. 10 meters and 15
meters were open and a lot of fun.
 
OZ4VW   SOAB HP   1,013,8422011-09-26 14:11:04
First time on this reflector
Working from OZ1ADL's station, nice setup.
After I stopped Jan worked app. 300 more US stations
Fantactic propagation to the US

Have a nice day
Arne OZ4VW
 
N5AW/Ø   SOAB LP   128,0252011-09-26 14:13:08
Started out to work the Texas QSO party but when I found 10 and 15 wide open I
never got back to TQP. With 100 watts and my poor antennas here at our vacation
home in Colorado it has been tough to work much DX the last six or seven years.
What a pleasure it was to work lots of it this weekend even if I'm not much of
a RTTY fan! No RTTY interface - just the K3 memories and my paddle so all
search and pounce.

Radio: K3 at 100 watts
Antennas: G5RV at 8 meters, roof mounted 20 meter ground plane
 
ES1HJ   SOSB/20 QRP   43,4402011-09-26 14:18:12
pwr 10 W, ant vertical
59 QSOs with different continent
 
W7LD   SOAB HP   236,3142011-09-26 14:19:09
NO AMP ON 10 METERS (K3 @ 70 WATTS) 15 METERS @ 350 WATTS
BEST WEEKEND BAND CONDX I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS. TNX FOR YOUR Q'S
DE
JACK / W7LD / LUCKY-DOG
 
KT9L   SOAB HP   476,4272011-09-26 14:47:28
What a great weekend for a RTTY Contest. I really enjoyed it!
 
PY2SEX   SOAB LP   2,132,5442011-09-26 14:47:43
WOOOOOOOOOW!!!! Watta contest??? I never saw something like that on RTTY. I was
out of bands since the WAE SSB, I have tried contact 4W6A ON 10M two days
before and could see good condx, but no luck and I didn't even checked the SFI
and it was AWESOME. On Friday I had to pass thru a Lithotripsy to pulverize my
kidney stone and I was drugged and I slept all afternoon long. I didn't know
wich category I would try, maybe SOSBLP because you have some time to sleep or
SOABLP where you must be awake more time and that was my choice. I'm little bit
regreted because 10m was sup and I still don't know what category should I send
my logs. As K1EA said, Do the contest first and decide the category later. :D

As SK2T, I also prefer CW than RTTY but I couldn't move my ass off the chair,
the bands were completely full, 10m kept me awake all the time, but
unfortunately I Slept too much on sunday and I lost the good opening at morning
on 15m and 10m. hi hi hi hi. But was good work Europe via Long Path on 15m, long
long time I couldnt do that.

As usual, I lost some time trying configure the Win-test and MMTY together,
since I have lost my HDD, nothing was configured since then, and would be my
first time using both softwares on RTTY contest, and ran like a charm, easy and
fast.

40m was too hard to be printed was a really P.I.T.A.
20m as on 40m was hard, but I could make some good stuff there.
15m I've got disappointed a little, just a few QSOs nothing else. Hard to be
printed as well.
10m No comments, wide open band on whole weekend, no complaining, after reach
the CQ WW RTTY World record on 10m last year with just 315 QSOs, this new score
was FANTASTIC! I never worked so many JA's on 10m as on this contest.


Well, this probably was my last Contest on PY2SEX Station, Since I'm with a
good possibilities to move out to Germany (Koeln) at end of October. So if Any
German Station is reading this Bible, please get in touch because, I'd like to
be part of any team in Europe to participate of some contests.

My Congrtats to K1KO for his new Grandson borned and thanks to all that had
some patience to print me and get my replies.


I've got this today on WIN-TEST list sent by N6TV and this is very true!
"Please note that top RTTY ops such as W0YK advise everyone to keep all RTTY
messages as brief as possible. Do on RTTY what you would do on CW. Repeating
received exchanges, or sending "UR" during every QSO, just wastes time. Do it
only when necessary."

Log was uploaded to LoTW and will soon on my contest statistics page.

Work Condx.
ANT. 2 el for 40m and 7el. for 10x15x20
YAESU FT-950
Signalink USB Interface
Softwares: Win-test with MMTY
PC: Vaio Notebook i7 8Gb RAM 640Gb HDD running win7 Ultimate Edition.
 
6Y6U(W1UE)   SOAB HP   6,477,5432011-09-26 15:20:59
Rigs: 2x IC7800
Amps: 2x Aco 2000A
Antennas: 80M 4 square
40M Stacked SteppIR Monsters at 130/70ft
20M: 6/6 yagis at 100/50 ft
15M: 7/7 yagis at 65/32 ft
10M: 7/7 yagis at 55/28
The top SteppIR was fully rotatable; the yagis, due to an unfortunate snag with
a guy wire, were rotatable from 20 to 120deg. They worked FB to Europe, not as
good to USA or JA.

Wow, that was a hoot! I arrived here a week early; talking to K1LZ, the
station owner, no one had been there for over a year. I found that no antennas
would rotate, the 80M Comtek relay was under water (luckily, turned out it
wasn't), tops missing off two of the 80M verticals, the antennas switching
panel unwired, 2 computers with dead BIOS batteries (which I didn't know about
until I arrived on island), no Internet access (which I did know about), and
other assorted little things that needed to be resolved. Good thing I arrived
early, because those items and configuring/setting up the FSK keying on the
computers took all of that time. I won't bore you with the details, but even
finding the CMOS batteries in Montego Bay was a challenge!

The contest started fairly slowly; I started on 15/20 then switched to 20/40
and had some good runs on 40. My SO2R style was to constantly CQ on the 2
bands of choice; my design of an SO3R system will have to wait another year, as
I had my hands full just getting the SO2R system set up. I had planned to use
my SO2R Box to do the FSK keying, but all the computer produced was gibberish
through it. I found a way around it by buying two 1s1p add-in boards for the
desktop computer; after I sent out a plea on the N1MM reflector, W5OV gave me a
tip on finding new drivers for the Prolific chipset USB to Serial converters;
that gave me back radio control for both radios. Getting to that point,
however, with the rest of the work that had to be done, took me to Thursday.

Started the contest and hit my first problem: the PTT on Radio 1 stayed keyed,
and the radio in transmit, for an extra 5 seconds after the message was
finished; okay, I've seen that before, so reboot the computer. Did so, then
the PTT on Radio 2 would hang the same way. Rebooting again, radio 1 would
hang. I then went back to the MMTTY setup and found a check box incorrectly
set; 35 minutes into the contest, I was ready to go! Then, for some reason,
the computer decided it wanted to reboot. This computer, when rebooting and I
had to re-enter the programs, created 2 minutes of downtime. The computer
would reboot itself every so often for the next 10 hours, until I decided that
going into the morning runs with this was unacceptable. I then swapped out the
AC power cord to the computer, and it stopped rebooting. Seems one of the power
connections was just a little lose, and every so often it would lose connection,
power, then not just shut off but reboot. If it had shut itself down and stayed
off, diagnosis would have been easier. During the night, I tried to operate
80M, but the amp kept shutting itself off. No noise, no lights, no sound; I'd
look over and it'd be off. It didn't turn off while transmitting, just while
it was sitting there. Solved this problem by using the other radio/amp combo
on 80M.

I made it up all night, and didn't feel too badly. Had some nice morning runs,
but surprisingly to me 20M just was never there. 15 and 10 were hopping from
7AM to 7pm local, but I could just never get anything going on 20M. Same with
80M; I could work anyone I could hear, there just wasn't anyone there to work!
The first night on 80M was also noisy; the second night was much quieter.

Not having beams that could fully rotate, and losing too much rate when
substituting the SteppIrs on the high bands when I could, I stuck it out and
figured that mults would just have to call me. There were 3 or 4 times that I
hunted mults during the contest, and could only pick up a couple each time. I
just stuck to CQing on my 2 bands of choice. All day that was 10/15M; at night
it was usually 20/40 or 40/80. After working 28 hours straight, I finally
crashed about 11pm local Saturday night after having dinner with the Queen of
England. I started hallucinating badly, and had to think to operate the keys;
the previous week's work got to me. I'm told I had dinner with the Queen of
England, although I don't remember it. I finally decided I had to sleep, and
slept through 2 alarms before the 3rd one got me up. After the 6 hour nap, I
was good to go for the rest of the contest.

Various stats:
Average 96 Qs/Hr for the hours of operation.
Top hour was 151 Qs
Top clock hour was 136 Qs
The Queen of England likes too sugar cubes in her evening tea.

Many thanks to Krassy K1LZ for the use of his KB station. Analysis of this
year's results have already started, to see what I could do differently.
Congrats to K1FWE, who broke my USA SOABHP record set just last year. The only
question is, did anyone beat him?

Thanks to everyone for the Qs.

Dennis 6Y6U
aka W1UE
 
K4RO   SOAB HP   51,6252011-09-26 15:25:01
Squeezed in a few hours after returning home from the FB SEDCO/W4DXCC
convention in east Tennessee. What a surprise to hook everything up
and find 10 meters wide open to Europe! Lots of fun.

Log submitted. Confirmation #: 1260116.cq-ww-rtty

73, Kirk K4RO
 
K7VIT   SOAB(A) LP   222,3722011-09-26 15:31:27
I want to welcome the "SUN" to the party. It was a treat to hear all those RTTY
stations on 10m. Thank you to all who answered my calls.
 
ZY2C(PY2ADR)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   123,3212011-09-26 15:57:03
Holiday Style operation. Tnx PY2XB for help. 73's all
 
KS7S   SOAB HP   318,0102011-09-26 16:29:03
Elecraft K3 - AL-811 @ 250W - R7000 Vertical - N1MM/MMTTY
 
VE1BVD   SOAB(A) LP   1,1612011-09-26 16:33:17
Unfortunately, especially with the wonderful band conditions, I had a previous
engagement for most of the weekend; hence my poor showing. Maybe next year...
 
N9OK   SOAB HP   249,9642011-09-26 16:55:20
CQWWRTTY Score Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2011-09-24

CallSign Used : N9OK
Operator(s) : N9OK

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : RTTY
Default Exchange : 04 IL
Gridsquare : EN52SJ

Name : Joe Robin
Address : 4410 Billingsgate Ln
City/State/Zip : Woodstock IL 60098
Country : USA

ARRL Section : IL
Club/Team : Society of Midwest Contesters
Software : N1MM Logger V11.9.3

Band QSOs Pts Zn DXC
7 80 164 26 10 23
14 92 195 34 16 24
21 128 326 40 14 14
28 114 303 34 15 3
Total 414 988 134 55 64


Score : 249,964
Rig :

Antennas :

Soapbox :
Bands were in really nice condition. I had a lot of fun in t
his contest. This was my best RTTY effort so far but wasted
several hours trying to get N1MM properly configured. Thanks
Jim N7US for your assistance!


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



Date : 2011-09-26 Signature :
 
W3FV   SOAB(A) HP   3,291,3922011-09-26 16:59:01
Teriffic band condx (especially on 10M)great to see
 
KS2G   SOAB(A) LP   62,2662011-09-26 17:06:31
Now I remember - THAT's what its like on 10 meters!
 
K2ZC   SOAB LP   20,3152011-09-26 17:09:09
Flex 1500 5 watts into HF Packer amp w/ average 25Watts out
Antenna... dipoles
Only operated a little over 3 hours. Spent a lot of time trying to interface
FLdigi and N1MM to Flex 1500. Both worked great but N1MM is a better contesting
log.
 
KV1J   SOAB(A) LP   205,6662011-09-26 17:16:22
Spent most of the weekend rebuilding a tower that had a large tree come down
over the guys during hurricane Irene. Snapped the guys and bent it over. So
limited antennas and daytime operating was just during breaks. Really nice to
see 10 open. Beam was fixed to EU, bent over so at 45 degree polarization hi
hi. In the end, did get the tower secure but will need to rebuild the beam.
Put up a temporary vertical for 40M that played well.

73, Eric KV1J (portable in Maine)
 
N2JDQ   SOAB(A) LP   429,5982011-09-26 17:38:16
Enjoyable Condx.. Had issues running a QRG.. so much qrm with no yagi.. hard to
keep a spot..but not complaining... 90% S&P..and again.. All wire dipoles Inv V
or Inv L, no yagis. Thnx 4 q's.. see you all durring the next big contest. 73
 
W6YX   M/2 HP   4,187,1362011-09-26 17:39:41
Our goal for the weekend was to break the highest W6 record in any operating
class in this contest, and become the first W6 to 2M points. It was completely
unexpected to exceed 4M points! Thanks to everyone for the QSOs!

Here are a few comments from our operators:
Both Friday night and Saturday morning, 10meters generated far more points per
hour and multipliers than the "traditional" 20 meter band. 20m seemed to
suffer from "radio blackout" as well, where there would just be no workable
stations to be found. During all this angst about 10m vs 20m, 15m just rolled
and rolled and rolled along. It appears all the equipment kept working for the
long 48 hrs, which allowed the score to build nicely.

10m sounded like 20m. It was crowded, sometimes hard to find a spot. It
stayed open till about an hour before dark. I had to keep looking at the clock
and VFO to remind myself this was 10m, not 20m. CX3CCC had a particularly good
op. The pileup on him was usually pretty huge. He managed to pull out a call
and stick with it, till the QSO was in the log.

Below are the statistic tables:

73...
-Dean - N6DE

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

NA 287 389 331 392 303 1702 55.7
AS 33 239 49 190 156 667 21.8
SA 3 13 23 21 29 89 2.9
OC 1 11 6 12 17 47 1.5
EU 0 64 123 201 126 514 16.8
AF 2 10 5 10 8 35 1.1

QSO/Zn+Dx+St by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 78/49 68/41 146/90 146/90
D1-0100Z - - 20/22 83/14 33/16 136/52 282/142
D1-0200Z - 1/3 80/31 45/12 - 126/46 408/188
D1-0300Z - 54/40 72/16 - - 126/56 534/244
D1-0400Z - 34/11 61/9 - - 95/20 629/264
D1-0500Z 36/27 45/19 6/2 - - 87/48 716/312
D1-0600Z 36/16 29/11 2/0 - - 67/27 783/339
D1-0700Z 29/8 27/12 - - - 56/20 839/359
D1-0800Z 16/9 31/8 --+-- --+-- --+-- 47/17 886/376
D1-0900Z 15/6 46/1 - - - 61/7 947/383
D1-1000Z 19/2 46/5 - - - 65/7 1012/390
D1-1100Z 19/1 60/4 - - - 79/5 1091/395
D1-1200Z 10/0 29/3 10/4 - - 49/7 1140/402
D1-1300Z 22/1 22/0 6/4 - - 50/5 1190/407
D1-1400Z - 20/1 39/6 7/9 2/2 68/18 1258/425
D1-1500Z - - - 26/25 9/7 35/32 1293/457
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 32/17 43/13 75/30 1368/487
D1-1700Z - - - 26/9 48/14 74/23 1442/510
D1-1800Z - - 5/1 23/2 33/5 61/8 1503/518
D1-1900Z - - - 32/4 16/7 48/11 1551/529
D1-2000Z - - 6/2 31/6 2/2 39/10 1590/539
D1-2100Z - - 2/0 54/3 37/1 93/4 1683/543
D1-2200Z - - - 37/9 41/4 78/13 1761/556
D1-2300Z - - 3/3 29/1 50/1 82/5 1843/561
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- 26/17 46/0 --+-- 72/17 1915/578
D2-0100Z - 12/2 4/0 23/2 - 39/4 1954/582
D2-0200Z - 20/2 20/3 11/0 - 51/5 2005/587
D2-0300Z 6/0 22/8 1/0 - - 29/8 2034/595
D2-0400Z 15/1 41/3 6/2 - - 62/6 2096/601
D2-0500Z - 22/2 31/9 - - 53/11 2149/612
D2-0600Z 28/3 13/0 2/0 - - 43/3 2192/615
D2-0700Z - 18/0 13/6 - - 31/6 2223/621
D2-0800Z 14/5 8/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- 22/6 2245/627
D2-0900Z 15/0 16/1 - - - 31/1 2276/628
D2-1000Z 22/1 31/3 - - - 53/4 2329/632
D2-1100Z 21/1 27/2 - - - 48/3 2377/635
D2-1200Z 2/0 29/3 18/0 - - 49/3 2426/638
D2-1300Z 1/0 23/0 25/4 - - 49/4 2475/642
D2-1400Z - - 26/0 37/4 - 63/4 2538/646
D2-1500Z - - 6/2 36/3 16/4 58/9 2596/655
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- 12/1 16/1 14/7 42/9 2638/664
D2-1700Z - - - 34/0 36/7 70/7 2708/671
D2-1800Z - - 4/0 9/0 34/1 47/1 2755/672
D2-1900Z - - - 10/2 34/5 44/7 2799/679
D2-2000Z - - - 29/0 29/3 58/3 2857/682
D2-2100Z - - 2/2 20/1 42/0 64/3 2921/685
D2-2200Z - - 1/1 43/1 30/0 74/2 2995/687
D2-2300Z - - 28/5 9/0 22/4 59/9 3054/696

Total: 326/81 726/145 537/152 826/174 639/144

Pts by hour and band.

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

D1-0000Z ---+- ---+- ---+- 131 102 233 233
D1-0100Z - - 23 183 83 289 522
D1-0200Z - 1 100 115 - 216 738
D1-0300Z - 73 165 - - 238 976
D1-0400Z - 51 156 - - 207 1183
D1-0500Z 39 84 16 - - 139 1322
D1-0600Z 42 59 6 - - 107 1429
D1-0700Z 38 49 - - - 87 1516
D1-0800Z 19 69 ---+- ---+- ---+- 88 1604
D1-0900Z 17 123 - - - 140 1744
D1-1000Z 22 93 - - - 115 1859
D1-1100Z 22 147 - - - 169 2028
D1-1200Z 26 85 14 - - 125 2153
D1-1300Z 61 57 9 - - 127 2280
D1-1400Z - 39 45 21 5 110 2390
D1-1500Z - - - 74 17 91 2481
D1-1600Z ---+- ---+- ---+- 87 76 163 2644
D1-1700Z - - - 51 100 151 2795
D1-1800Z - - 7 52 53 112 2907
D1-1900Z - - - 71 30 101 3008
D1-2000Z - - 11 55 3 69 3077
D1-2100Z - - 2 114 92 208 3285
D1-2200Z - - - 87 116 203 3488
D1-2300Z - - 6 68 138 212 3700
D2-0000Z ---+- ---+- 47 108 ---+- 155 3855
D2-0100Z - 19 7 49 - 75 3930
D2-0200Z - 26 42 25 - 93 4023
D2-0300Z 7 40 3 - - 50 4073
D2-0400Z 18 57 17 - - 92 4165
D2-0500Z - 40 91 - - 131 4296
D2-0600Z 33 33 6 - - 72 4368
D2-0700Z - 30 32 - - 62 4430
D2-0800Z 22 22 ---+- ---+- ---+- 44 4474
D2-0900Z 16 36 - - - 52 4526
D2-1000Z 25 58 - - - 83 4609
D2-1100Z 23 46 - - - 69 4678
D2-1200Z 6 62 19 - - 87 4765
D2-1300Z 3 66 39 - - 108 4873
D2-1400Z - - 34 95 - 129 5002
D2-1500Z - - 13 91 29 133 5135
D2-1600Z ---+- ---+- 20 35 38 93 5228
D2-1700Z - - - 42 87 129 5357
D2-1800Z - - 5 18 86 109 5466
D2-1900Z - - - 21 61 82 5548
D2-2000Z - - - 42 52 94 5642
D2-2100Z - - 6 26 83 115 5757
D2-2200Z - - 3 69 66 138 5895
D2-2300Z - - 60 22 39 121 6016

Total: 439 1465 1004 1752 1356


80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

3D2 1 1 2
4S 1 1
5Z 1 1
6W 1 1 2
6Y 1 1 1 1 4
9A 1 1 5 5 12
9H 1 1
9M2 1 1 2
9M6 1 1
9V 1 1
BV 1 1 1 3
BY 6 8 4 18
CE 1 2 2 5
CM 1 14 4 7 1 27
CN 2 1 2 2 7
CP 1 1
CT 1 2 3 4 10
CT3 1 2 2 3 1 9
CX 1 1 2 1 5
DL 7 5 32 19 63
DU 3 1 2 6
E7 1 1
EA 7 4 14 15 40
EA6 1 1
EA8 1 3 2 2 3 11
EI 1 1 2 4
ER 2 1 3
ES 1 1 1 3
EU 2 2 4
EX 1 1
F 6 2 11 9 28
FG 1 1 2
FM 1 1 2
G 3 3 6 11 23
GI 1 1 2
GM 3 1 2 1 7
GW 1 2 1 4
HA 1 1 4 1 7
HB 2 1 4 7
HI 1 1 1 2 5
HK 2 2 3 4 11
HL 1 14 9 6 30
HS 1 1
I 5 4 21 13 43
IS 1 1 2
IT9 1 2 1 2 6
J3 1 1 1 1 4
JA 31 212 29 158 140 570
JW 1 1
K 252 324 276 334 258 1444
KH0 1 1 2
KH2 1 1 2
KH6 2 1 3
KL 2 6 2 4 5 19
KP2 1 1 1 3
KP4 1 1 2 1 3 8
LA 1 4 2 3 10
LU 1 2 6 5 4 18
LX 1 1 3 1 6
LY 1 1 1 1 4
LZ 1 1 2 3 7
OA 1 1
OD 1 1
OE 1 3 1 5
OH 3 4 6 2 15
OJ0 1 1 2
OK 1 8 1 10
OM 1 3 1 5
ON 3 4 5 12
OX 1 1 1 3
OZ 3 2 5
P4 1 1 1 1 1 5
PA 3 2 9 8 22
PY 4 6 5 14 29
PZ 1 1 1 1 4
S5 1 1 9 4 15
SM 1 1 2 4
SP 3 6 9 3 21
ST 1 1
SV 1 2 2 5
SV9 1 1
T7 1 1
T8 1 1
TF 1 1
TG 2 2
TK 1 1
UA 1 33 3 37
UA2 1 1 2
UA9 1 2 16 8 3 30
UN 2 2 4
UR 1 23 8 32
VE 25 35 38 33 23 154
VK 1 5 3 4 5 18
VP9 1 1 1 1 1 5
VR 1 1 1 3
VU 1 1
XE 4 3 1 5 7 20
YB 2 1 1 1 5
YL 2 2
YO 3 2 1 6
YU 1 3 2 1 7
YV 2 1 3 2 8
Z3 1 1 1 1 4
ZC4 1 1
ZL 1 1 1 4 7
ZP 1 1 2
ZS 3 1 4
 
KE7AUB   SOAB LP   30,3602011-09-26 17:41:00
What a blast from the home station where I contested a few hours each day,
before trekking off the the effort at the club station. I worked Europe on 10m
for the first time - that was fun. Thanks to all who allowed me to work them.

At the multi where I did my share to accumulate the real points, I had to
almost be forcibly removed from the 10M band - it was that much fun running and
s&p on 10M with real antenna and power. But rate matters - so I moved to 15M
where the fun continued - and the all important rate.

All in all, another great global on the air Amateur Radio party, co-hosted by
our friends the Sun with spots and the Ionosphere.
 
K8KI   SOAB HP   231,6732011-09-26 17:42:14
More fun than ever this time. Equipment worked FB. Propagation terrific! Sure
wish I had more time.
 
AJ8B   SOAB(A) HP   8,9402011-09-26 18:01:30
First time entering a contest. thanks!
 
KR7X(@K7ZSD)   SOAB HP   1,416,1362011-09-26 18:08:18
Methinks he doth ‘diddle’ too much … Another CQWW RTTY Contest done and
gone. I went, yet again, up to Smoke Ranch to operate this contest. Brad and
Ruth, as always, made me feel right at home and even ‘Winston’ the cat
welcomed me. ‘Winston’ looks like a brick with legs.

The conditions were very interesting with high bands open and solar flares and
low bands not as productive as the past. There seemed to be a lot of new
signals on the bands and that is great news. It also seems that the level and
quality of operating technique has elevated to a newer level which makes the
contest even more enjoyable.

I bettered both my total score and number of Q’s from the previous years,
actually they were personal bests. This, along with the enhanced openings on 10
and 15 were the highlights of this running of the WW RTTY test.

There were a few issues encountered mostly with operator error and some
quirkiness with N1MM and MMTTY. I will consult the N1MM reflector about but in
total very little time was lost but the air was “blue” a few times as I
tried to escape out of the lock-up I got myself into. N1MM-MMTTY-Yaesu
MkV’s-Amps-MicroHam MkIIr+ all played nicely with each other for the most
part and when you are SO2R you need all the cooperation you can get.

I thank all for stopping by for a Q and look forward to the seeing you all in
the next test.

Ciao and 73
Hank / KR7X
 
VE3CX   SOSB/20 HP   112,2302011-09-26 18:11:13
In and out of the shack - sure seemed like great conditions!

Thanks for the QSO's

Tom - VE3CX
 
KA2KON   SOAB(A) HP   1,869,8852011-09-26 18:18:08
Lots of fun. A little too old for more chair time.
 
CX9AU   SOAB LP   125,6102011-09-26 18:29:51
THANKS FOR RTTY CONTACTS, THIS WEEK END VERY GOOD 6 METERS OPEN AND MADE OTHER
ACTIVITIES AT HOME.
BEST 73 S DAN
 
AE1T   SOAB(A) HP   70,5502011-09-26 18:41:59
Only had a few hours to devote to the contest. Great to hear 10 open.
 
VE6SQ   SOAB LP   327,6912011-09-26 18:59:42
WOW - only wished that I had been able to operate longer....

although the noise was certainly rising Sunday....
 
K9NR   SOAB LP   408,4832011-09-26 19:30:34
Ten meters returns! Wish I had been able to operate full time but was very
limited this year. First contest for the new FTDX5000D.
 
K5ZD   SOAB HP   2,313,9802011-09-26 19:31:36
I was a single parent of a 9 year old this weekend so didn't plan much
operating. Conditions were so good, I couldn't stay away from the radio.
Forgot just how good the bands could be!

Amazing to work UA3 and other European stations on 10 and 15 meters at 4 hours
past their sunset.

Most studly QSO was YB4IR on 10 meters beaming Northeast over Europe. Then
YB1ALL on 15m. Also worked VR2, BV, and BY on 15m.

Installed a new computer over the summer and this was the first real RTTY
contest. Discovered that my logging software couldn't copy when two RTTY
windows were active at the same time. Spent several periods during the contest
trying to debug what was happening. Two MMTTY windows would work, but not when
feeding into WriteLog. That made me SO1R all weekend. Too bad as it was
perfect conditions for running on 2 bands or for mult chasing on the off bands.
I was tormented by the decision of trying to run for rate or tune around for
cool DX contacts.

Quality of RTTY operating keeps getting better and better. A few guys still
send their call too many times, but that's the only complaint. Nice to be able
to have over 100/hour running with one radio. Best 60 minutes was 114.


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

EU 98 142 236 396 298 1170 67.6
NA 88 127 73 97 62 447 25.8
AF 4 3 7 5 4 23 1.3
SA 0 4 10 9 9 32 1.8
AS 0 0 14 35 3 52 3.0
OC 0 0 2 1 3 6 0.3

QSO/Zn+Dx+St by hour and band

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

00Z --+-- --+-- 20/31 24/18 --+-- 44/49 44/49
01Z - 6/9 - 17/7 - 23/16 67/65 37
02Z - 40/33 - - - 40/33 107/98
03Z 46/37 18/11 - - - 64/48 171/146
04Z 34/11 3/1 15/16 - - 52/28 223/174
05Z - 21/11 - - - 21/11 244/185 41
06Z - - - - - 0/0 244/185 60
07Z - - - - - 0/0 244/185 60
08Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 244/185 60
09Z - - - - - 0/0 244/185 60
10Z - - - - - 0/0 244/185 60
11Z - - - - - 0/0 244/185 60
12Z - 1/0 - - 48/24 49/24 293/209 33
13Z - - - - 104/13 104/13 397/222
14Z - - - - 69/27 69/27 466/249
15Z - - - 58/39 16/0 74/39 540/288
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 23/5 --+-- 23/5 563/293 44
17Z - - - - - 0/0 563/293 60
18Z - - - - - 0/0 563/293 60
19Z - - - 2/1 - 2/1 565/294 45
20Z - - - 50/4 - 50/4 615/298 32
21Z - - 89/23 3/0 - 92/23 707/321
22Z - - 98/21 - 9/8 107/29 814/350
23Z - - - 20/12 9/3 29/15 843/365 32
00Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 843/365 60
01Z - 2/0 39/13 15/4 - 56/17 899/382
02Z - 78/22 - - - 78/22 977/404
03Z 65/13 8/2 - - - 73/15 1050/419
04Z 7/1 - - - - 7/1 1057/420 48
05Z 12/8 15/5 12/2 - - 39/15 1096/435 12
06Z 18/11 25/1 - - - 43/12 1139/447 12
07Z - - - - - 0/0 1139/447 60
08Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1139/447 60
09Z - - - - - 0/0 1139/447 60
10Z - - - - - 0/0 1139/447 60
11Z 8/2 31/5 20/3 - - 59/10 1198/457
12Z - - 11/3 74/7 - 85/10 1283/467
13Z - - - 84/10 - 84/10 1367/477
14Z - - - 22/2 37/4 59/6 1426/483
15Z - - - - - 0/0 1426/483 60
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1426/483 60
17Z - - - - - 0/0 1426/483 60
18Z - - - - 70/10 70/10 1496/493 9
19Z - - - 53/5 17/7 70/12 1566/505
20Z - - - 82/7 - 82/7 1648/512 11
21Z - - - - - 0/0 1648/512 60
22Z - - - 16/8 - 16/8 1664/520 45
23Z - 28/2 38/8 - - 66/10 1730/530

Tot: 190/83 276/102 342/120 543/129 379/96

Worked 16 stations on 5 bands!
CN3A DL1IAO DQ4W EA3CCN ES9C HG1S IT9BLB K0IR LM9L40Y
LX7I LY5E N5RZ S50XX S57AW SN7Q TM0T
 
K7ULS   SOSB/10 LP   49,6772011-09-26 20:00:10
Powder Mtn. (9000')
FT-897D (100w)
ANTRON 99
Nice contest with all continents worked. Some JA runs in the evening and
EU in the morning till mid afternoon. Nine new DXCC. I wish I would have had a
yagi but maybe by CQWW SSB.
de K7ULS
 
NØGZ   SOAB HP   243,9222011-09-26 20:25:43
Very good conditions. I wish I has more time to operate.

Radio: Flex 5000A
Amp: THP HL-1.5KFX
Antennas: K1KIO Hexbeam 20, 15, 10
 
ABØRX(@WØMA)   SOAB HP   1,351,6162011-09-26 20:45:19
Very nice to see 10 Meters wide open again.
 
KJ7NO   SOAB LP   56,0562011-09-26 20:59:59
Part-time effort as usual. GREAT to have the DX bands open, and I do mean open
for a change! Wonderful to see old faces (calls) again!
 
N4KG(N4KG+PACKET)   SOAB(A) HP   408,6422011-09-26 22:22:26
EVERYTHING at N4KG is Broken, Damaged, or Seriously Out-of-Date, including the
operator :-(

My primary amp died before the contest while calling a DXpedition on 12M RTTY
and there was only ONE tube lit in my old SB-220 after a Loud Bang which I ran
at 400 Watts during the contest. I used an Icom 746PRO Friday and Saturday and
my trusty Icom 746 on Sunday. The Adjustable DSP Filters in the 746PRO worked
well, even when reduced to 250/300 Hz Bandwidth.

My Focus was on working New RTTY Band Countries, especially on 10 and 15 Meters
which meant that I completely ignored the Low Bands Friday night. Saturday I
installed my old Field Day corner fed Delta Loop with an apex of 48 ft for 40
Meters (since the coax has still not been replaced to my CC 2L40) and was
pleased how well it worked into Northern and Eastern Europe and even off the
side to JA/SA. Most (>95%) contacts were made S&P and I worked very few USA
stations.

I was thrilled to pick up 48 new RTTY countries on 10 Meters including 32
Europeans, 4 Asians (A6 HZ JA OD), and 3 from Oceania (KH2 KH6 KH0).

15M produced 15 new RTTY Countries including BY CP ER ES JW OD OJ0 OX

Overall, I worked 3 All Time New Ones on RTTY (BY CP EY)

I expect that every RTTY record will have been broken after this outstanding
weedend!

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
W7YAQ   SOAB LP   204,0882011-09-26 23:06:53
First Europeans ever worked on 10 M RTTY!! FB condx!

73,
Bob W7YAQ
 
DL2IAN   SOAB(A) HP   771,2652011-09-26 23:49:27
It was a BIG WOW !!! on the conds this time. Excellent were the openings on 10
and 15 m !! It was so looong ago i heard USA on 10.

So Murphy was not in the shack that time, all things ran beautiful.

BUT: I had the wrong strategy for this contest. I decided to begin at 00 UT
with the low bands and take a rest during the day…. This was wrong. I’d
better sleep until 04 UT and start on 40 and 20 m … Had a hard job week and
for hat i could work only nearly 30 h.

I had good runs on 15 and 20 m… so in the next contest WW SSB i will call
more CQ and will do not so much S&P as this time.

OK so far, it is a loong way to go to be perfect.

Thanks to all for nice Q’s, especially KL7, FO, 6 and 7 Area (missed them so
much)

Station used:
2 x FT-950
PA: 1 x HL1.2Kfx (350 W)
Ant.: TA-63M (20-10) Trap-Dipole 80/40, Kelemen 5 Band Dipole
N1MM and MMTTY


See you in CQ WW SSB and CW !!
 
UY7C   SOAB(A) LP   653,5752011-09-27 00:58:53
First time ever tried SO2R effort, it's very enjoyable. Many troubles with RFI,
QRM & other things, so result is not so impressive, but great fun is achieved.
Tnx to Leonid UT7CL for providing second radio, Mother-nature for the
conditions, and everybody for QSOs :)
 
S57AW(@S5ØA)   SOAB(A) LP   3,701,2352011-09-27 02:06:56
SO2R setup:
IC-7800 / IC-756 PRO III
Microham MK2R
Writelog / MMtty + stereo soundcard / DXCluster

ANT:
80m: 3el Yagi + Inv V
40m: 3el Yagi + 2el Yagi
20m: 5el Yagi + C31XR
15m: 5/5el Yagi + C31XR
10m: 5/5el Yagi + C31XR

WOW! Great weekend and great conditions with SFI 190 - already mentioned by
others. SOAB Low power was definitely a good choice in those circumstances. I
felt loud and had also decent runs with Low Power and good antennas. Using SO2R
most of the time, 250 QSOs logged on 2nd radio " mostly S/P, I didn’t
practise dual CQ-ing. Great activity as well.

No problems with the setup, software and hardware performed flawlessly without
a single issue.

Worked more DX than EU - that tells all about propagation, I don't remember any
WW contest in the past with such a statistics. 42% EU, 58% DX - most of them US
(43% NA). 850 K's and 67 JA's.

TNX to Tine, S50A for using his station and his wife Maca, S56MM for a great
hospitality as always.

73 & CU in SSB part
Robert, S57AW
 
SM5MX   SOAB LP   28,8092011-09-27 02:35:59
Rig: TS-850SAT
Ant: 2x10 m dipole w open feeder
S/W: N1MM+MMTTY

First RTTY Contest ever - great fun!

73,
Rolf
SM5MX
 
6V7X(IK2FIL)   SOAB LP   2,618,7912011-09-27 03:36:49
I did enjoy.
Problem with RF feedback, i change the radio: operate for all time with a IC706
without CW/RTTY filter. Hard to copy anyone on 40/80 with 2,4KHz SSB Filter.

Tnx to All
73 de Enrico
IK2FIL/6V7X
 
N4ZZ   SOSB/10 HP   142,1102011-09-27 03:46:19
Great fun with the 10 meter opening. Hope this will continue.

73 Don-n4zz
 
JQ1BVI   SOAB(A) HP   1,722,8792011-09-27 04:50:57
Comeback to the 10m!!
 
S55O(@S51F)   SOAB HP   2,892,1922011-09-27 05:19:35
First time so2r. The experience was good, the problems made me unable to do a
good score. The filter for 28mhz died on the first hour of the work in the
contest, so i used 28 for a limited time and since the conditions were as they
were it was realy a bad thing :).

Lost most of saturday on problem solving and troubleshooting.

The hours i spent operating were mostly pracitce of so2r work and next time
will do much better. It was a good learning experience and so2r is realy
something different from the so1r. I appologise for some stupid mistakes i did
during so2r, specialy when one of my interfaces got stuck and some of you
waited 1 minute for the raport (it was happening a lot :/ )

Utah on 28 was realy the best qso of the contest, since it's realy hard to get
it there, also 2 ND made me happy a lot. It's hard to get you guys, so thanks!

I used the equipment at S51F location and have to thank Frenk for the great
hospitality and support during this experience. It was wonderful, to get a cup
of hot coffe when i needed it!! I thank all the hams that helped me with the
equipment and precontest preparation.

Hear you in the next one

Log will be on LOTW soon.

My congrats on the very ufb scores of S57AW and S50XX team, my hat is off...

Best of luck and good dx
Boštjan S55O
 
NR4M   M/2 HP   7,389,4402011-09-27 06:48:54
Can't really add to what has already been written about the FANTASTIC
conditions. Everything was open all the time, it seemed. Some of the EU signals
on 10 and 15 were super loud!

Being a RTTY contester with limited experience, W4PK and N2QT, showed me how
they were using two digital windows, each with a different antenna source.
Thought this was really a neat thing. Got it set up on 80 with the 4 sq and
Beverages, but never could make it work on 40. I suspect a sound card issue.
It really made working 80 a blast!

A minor 'correct freq' issue caused us to change out the 15 meter rig. But,
other than that, all the equipment worked very well.

(from K7SV)
It would have been difficult to ask for better condx. 80 was pretty decent
despite the fact that 10 meters was just incredible. QRN on the low bands
was not a large factor. To work Southeast Asia and a huge number of JAs on
ten meters in addition to endless Eur runs was thrilling. In the midst of
the Eur run fairly early Sunday morning, two JA6s called in on the long
path. To be working all of Eur on 15 during the very middle of the night
their time was a blast. Whether muf rising about 20 meters was the reason or
the fact that folks were gravitating to 10 and 15 was the cause, 20 meters
wasn't the bedlam that it has been for a number of years. Working 10 was
sometimes frustrating. As the band was opening up and signals were just
tickling the S-meter the pile up sound like white noise. Later when we were
dealing with S9 signals the pileup still sounded like white noise, just
louder! While several of last years crew couldn't make it this year, we
still had a super team. One change from last year is we switched to using
N1MM and it with MMTTY was fantastic on RTTY. Bring on CW!

Thanks for the patient people who put up with me (NR4M)fumbling with macros,
etc. This was our first time using N1MM at NR4M. Although some of the ops were
already familiar with the program, this was my first time using it. There were
things like 'Oh, I didn't know that..." and 'Why did it just do that?...' and
'&%+@#!' that I said way too often.

Thanks for all the QSO's and looking forward to next time.
 
K2PLF   SOAB(A) HP   720,3662011-09-27 07:38:38
My first RTTY contest. I had a ball except for some equipment failures. I am
looking forward to future RTTY contests.
 
NA2M   SOAB(A) LP   213,0442011-09-27 07:47:26
Rig: Elecraft K3
Antennas: 160/80 Inverted "L"
40M Loop
R5 Vertical
 
OP4A   SOAB LP   169,1002011-09-27 08:25:45
Just spend a little time hope next year have some more, nice openings on 1
0meter.

Rig: IC746, Dipole 80/40m 2el Yagi 20/15/10meter.

73 to all,
 
F5QE   SOAB HP   68,1252011-09-27 09:38:36
fun but to short 73 all paul
 
OH8X(OH6UM)   SOAB HP   3,522,4002011-09-27 10:09:35
Good condx on 15 and 10. Maybe a bit too good as I'm not too satisfied with my
performance on the other bands.

Lost some valuable operating time due to a technical problem, but fortunately
was able to carry on. My biggest mistake was to take a "short 45 min nap" on
Sunday night. Woke up 4 hours later to find out that I had just lost my Sunday
morning sunrise hours.

All in all I'm quite satisfied with my performance. This was my 3rd RTTY
contest and there's still much room for improvement. If the contest started
now, I would definately do some things differently. :)

Congrats to Kari OH4KA operating at OH4A, as well as to the gang at OH8A. Great
scores guys!


I'll be back! :)

73 de Pasi OH6UM
 
SM5FQQ   SOAB LP   709,0042011-09-27 10:14:03
Was on a ham-meeting until 14:00Z on sept 24th.
 
K7BTW(@N9ADG)   M/S HP   2,013,9972011-09-27 12:28:42
This year the team of n9adg, k7edx, and k7btw moved back to the qth of
Brian's, located high in the jet stream above Preston, WA. The
equipment included Brian's SteppIR DB-36 and his SteppIR MonstIR and an
80 meter wire antenna. Thanks to SteppIR for the use of the tower
trailer which we used for the MonstIR.

We fought the usual computer problems, the heat (90's) in Brian's closet
ham shack, and high winds Sunday which kept making our 4 el yagi a 4 el
vertical. Fortunately, we planned for that and we were able to pull it
back to level.

Brian left for the Seahawks football game (messed up priorities), and
while he was gone, his Alpha 87 hard faulted off. It was lost for the
last 5 hours of the contest. We operated barefoot on the run station
for a while until we got the mult station amp switched over. When Brian
returned (he got rained out at halftime) he fired up the old Hillar,
n6hr, amp. That great old amp was used on the mult station for the
remainder of the contest. Major ventilation is a must for that closet
room for next time.

15 and 10 meters were fabulous. 20 was not quite as good. 40 was good
at night. Brian worked a VU2 and Dick worked the OJ0 when operating
barefoot. We all had a great time and each year there seems to be a
positive correlation between the number of 807's consumed and the final
score.
 
LS1D   M/2 HP   4,162,1222011-09-27 12:52:46
We were active again, for maintenance and engineering restructuring 2 months ago
we decided to lower all antennas. On Friday morning we had no antenna, we
started the contest with a monoband 15M and dipoles on 40 and 80 meters, this
time we decided to test the station on M2 for future operations.

In these conditions of operation were until 18z on Saturday where the finish
installing a tri-band with the testing could start in M/2. Unfortunately
despite the antenna with extreme care, its fault!, The SWR bands were less than
1:3.1 but the balun is sprayed within minutes of starting to use it with 1KW, to
change the balun Sunday morning by one of the same make and again on the air the
15z, but again caused us problems the balun, began to climb and descend the
reflected power at 500 W to continue to finish the competition and test the
station. We did not make the objective, but at least enough to claim the record
score in LU M/​​2.

Thanks to all for the QSOs and CU again on the WW SSB October!

73 Team LS1D "Six Stars Contest Station"
 
NZ4O   SOAB LP   70,2242011-09-27 13:19:29
Rig- Icom IC-756 Pro III
Power- 100 watts
Antenna- 300 foot long horizontal loop up at 35 feet.
Software- MixW v3.01b

I lost allot of operating time in the contest due to passage of many lightning
storms.
 
TF3AO   SOAB HP   726,6002011-09-27 14:28:56
Good to see 10m opens at last. Couldn't operate much on Saturday due to family
commitments, but about 900 Q's on Sunday, not bad. 73 Seli
 
SQ8JX   SOAB(A) HP   58,0882011-09-27 14:28:58
TS 590, Ant. Dipol @ only 6 m up for 80/40m + 8 beverages about 300 m long. Tnx
for all qso's. 73 Kornel
 
KI1G   SOAB(A) HP   6,690,6722011-09-27 14:37:20
What more can be said..."Theres no meters like 10 Meters", glad to see that it
has taken it's first step toward waking up. I was surprised to have HS0ZDY and
YB1AR call in Saturday morning on 10 meters while I was runnning Europe. There
was lots of great DX activity, Asia seemed well represented this weekend, not
as much from Oceanea.

It was tough to decide on when to rest. The middle of the night openings to
Europe at and after their sunrise has been missing for a number of years, but
returned this weekend.

Thanks for all of the QSO's and QSY's, see you all again next time around.

73,
Rick KI1G


Hour 80 40 20 15 10 Total Cumm OffTime

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- 39/43 27/21 29/35 95/99 95/99
D1-0100Z - 67/44 8/5 42/28 - 117/77 212/176
D1-0200Z 17/22 55/24 16/18 - - 88/64 300/240
D1-0300Z 33/25 31/17 7/4 1/1 - 72/47 372/287
D1-0400Z 31/15 58/17 3/2 - - 92/34 464/321
D1-0500Z 24/10 53/8 9/3 - - 86/21 550/342
D1-0600Z 24/14 45/6 - - - 69/20 619/362
D1-0700Z 22/6 38/8 - - - 60/14 679/376
D1-0800Z 1/1 13/2 --+-- --+-- --+-- 14/3 693/379
D1-0900Z 2/1 22/7 1/1 1/1 1/1 27/11 720/390
D1-1000Z - 5/0 33/16 40/29 - 78/45 798/435
D1-1100Z - - - 64/15 61/28 125/43 923/478
D1-1200Z - - - 5/7 100/7 105/14 1028/492
D1-1300Z - - 2/2 5/5 80/11 87/18 1115/510
D1-1400Z - - 1/1 32/11 47/7 80/19 1195/529
D1-1500Z - - 1/1 64/8 31/9 96/18 1291/547
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- 2/3 37/7 18/10 57/20 1348/567
D1-1700Z - - 11/2 20/5 32/7 63/14 1411/581
D1-1800Z - - 21/8 57/0 10/1 88/9 1499/590
D1-1900Z - - 3/3 59/3 7/5 69/11 1568/601
D1-2000Z - - 35/12 42/2 11/1 88/15 1656/616
D1-2100Z - - 5/5 74/5 4/5 83/15 1739/631
D1-2200Z - - 70/6 12/7 5/1 87/14 1826/645
D1-2300Z - 19/2 10/6 19/3 8/2 56/13 1882/658
D2-0000Z --+-- 36/3 14/6 5/2 --+-- 55/11 1937/669
D2-0100Z 3/0 22/4 21/3 23/2 - 69/9 2006/678
D2-0200Z - 18/1 17/3 - - 35/4 2041/682
D2-0300Z 60/5 4/1 18/1 - - 82/7 2123/689
D2-0400Z 1/0 - 1/1 - - 2/1 2125/690
D2-0500Z 2/1 - 35/3 - - 37/4 2162/694
D2-0600Z 27/3 36/0 13/3 - - 76/6 2238/700
D2-0700Z - 9/0 - - - 9/0 2247/700
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 2247/700
D2-0900Z 1/0 1/0 19/0 - - 21/0 2268/700
D2-1000Z 3/0 2/0 47/1 19/3 - 71/4 2339/704
D2-1100Z - - - 80/3 13/4 93/7 2432/711
D2-1200Z - - - 3/2 105/2 108/4 2540/715
D2-1300Z - - 5/3 9/5 48/4 62/12 2602/727
D2-1400Z - - 1/1 42/0 34/6 77/7 2679/734
D2-1500Z - - 1/2 28/1 35/5 64/8 2743/742
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- 2/2 21/0 65/2 88/4 2831/746
D2-1700Z - - 3/1 37/1 33/2 73/4 2904/750
D2-1800Z - - - 46/2 45/0 91/2 2995/752
D2-1900Z - - 32/1 44/4 2/0 78/5 3073/757
D2-2000Z - 1/1 64/4 23/1 6/1 94/7 3167/764
D2-2100Z - 11/0 73/1 1/1 7/1 92/3 3259/767
D2-2200Z - 1/2 42/1 20/4 7/0 70/7 3329/774
D2-2300Z - 72/1 15/0 3/0 2/1 92/2 3421/776


80 40 20 15 10 Total %

NA 159 236 185 207 117 904 26.4
OC 0 4 8 6 8 26 0.8
EU 85 347 446 676 667 2221 64.9
SA 3 12 18 17 28 78 2.3
AS 0 11 35 87 18 151 4.4
AF 4 9 8 12 8 41 1.2


80 40 20 15 10 Total

3D2 1 1
4J 1 1
4X 1 1 2
5Z 1 1
6W 1 1 1 1 4
6Y 1 1 1 1 1 5
9A 3 5 5 12 25
9H 1 1
9K 1 1
9M2 1 1
A6 1 1 1 1 4
BV 1 1
BY 1 1
CE 3 1 2 6
CM 1 12 6 8 2 29
CN 1 2 2 2 2 9
CP 1 1
CT 1 2 1 2 4 10
CT3 1 2 2 2 1 8
CX 1 1 1 3
DL 15 63 73 149 134 434
DU 1 1 2
E7 2 1 3
EA 4 12 19 21 20 76
EA6 1 1 1 2 5
EA8 2 3 2 3 1 11
EA9 1 1
EI 1 2 4 1 1 9
EK 1 1
ER 2 2 4 7 6 21
ES 1 1 2 3 2 9
EU 1 4 6 4 7 22
EX 1 1
EY 1 1 2
F 4 15 12 16 22 69
FG 1 1 2
FM 1 1
G 4 20 29 42 6 101
GI 2 1 2 5
GM 1 3 3 4 1 12
GU 1 1 1 1 1 5
GW 1 1 4 2 8
HA 4 10 9 9 20 52
HB 1 4 5 6 5 21
HC 1 1
HI 1 1 2 1 1 6
HK 2 2 2 2 8
HS 1 1 1 3
HZ 1 1 1 3
I 6 23 41 64 89 223
IS 1 3 1 2 7
IT9 3 2 5 5 15
J2 1 1 2
J3 1 1 1 1 4
JA 5 1 55 6 67
JT 1 1
JW 1 1 2
K 135 196 150 165 91 737
KH2 1 1 2
KH6 1 1 2
KL 1 1 3 2 7
KP2 1 1 1 1 4
KP4 1 2 1 2 6
LA 4 7 8 2 21
LU 2 4 1 6 13
LX 2 3 2 4 2 13
LY 1 3 5 2 3 14
LZ 3 4 6 10 23
OD 1 1 1 3
OE 4 2 8 9 23
OH 2 6 9 14 9 40
OJ0 1 1 1 1 4
OK 5 13 13 26 26 83
OM 1 8 8 11 13 41
ON 6 5 12 5 28
OX 1 1 1 3
OZ 1 1 3 7 3 15
P4 1 1 1 1 1 5
PA 4 13 19 25 17 78
PY 1 5 3 7 11 27
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 5
S5 3 7 9 10 12 41
SM 1 7 12 12 8 40
SP 6 17 23 35 42 123
ST 1 1
SV 2 3 2 9 16
SV9 1 1 1 1 4
T7 1 1
TA1 1 1 1 3
TF 1 3 2 1 7
TG 2 2
TK 1 1 1 3
TR 1 1
UA 3 25 32 63 63 186
UA2 1 1 1 3
UA9 3 18 13 4 38
UK 1 1
UN 1 6 2 1 10
UR 7 33 37 61 63 201
VE 19 16 13 20 11 79
VK 3 4 1 2 10
VP8 1 1
VP9 1 1 1 1 4
VR 1 1
VU 1 2 4 1 8
XE 1 4 4 2 4 15
YB 1 1 1 3
YL 4 3 2 3 12
YO 2 8 9 8 13 40
YU 1 4 5 4 5 19
YV 1 1 2 2 6
Z3 1 1 1 1 4
ZC4 1 1
ZL 1 2 1 2 6
ZP 1 1 2
ZS 1 1 1 3
 
F8CRS   SOAB(A) LP   443,1002011-09-27 14:59:42
FT1K MP mark V+ G5RV

Amazing propa on 15m and sure on 10m. never seen that for the last 4 years.

73 F8CRS david
 
KC2LST   SOAB HP   275,2402011-09-27 15:49:42
Choose any superlative you like and it applied to this contest. All bands open?
Yes! Ten meters open to Europe (as well as elsewhere)? Yes! Band conditions
fantastic? Yes! Lots of stations to work? Yes, on every band! It would be hard
to imagine better conditions here on the east coast of the U.S.

To top it all off, in the last 5 minutes of the contest, a VK popped up on 20m
and gave me zone 30 - a rare one indeed in this shack. Thanks to all who
participated and to CQ magazine for a very memorable event. I won't be
surprised to see record scores for this one.
 
WA1Z   SOAB HP   129,3102011-09-27 16:49:00
Limited time this weekend. Fun to see 10 Meters back! Highlight was having
VK7AD call in on 10 Meters before I turned the amp on in the first couple hours
of the contest. First VK on 10 Meters in about 9 years.
 
VE3SS   SOAB(A) HP   46,0802011-09-27 16:54:09
Wish I had more time. Great conditions. Lots of fun!
 
W7WEC   SOAB LP   202,5302011-09-27 17:05:40
It was fun. Still lots to learn and the propagation sure helps.
 
N4BAA   SOAB(A) HP   297,0362011-09-27 17:57:05
VERY nice to see 10m open so well! WOW.... Very limited time do to work
(QRL)...
But spent some quality time on 10m...This would have been a fun one!!

73
Jose - N4BAA
 
K4FJ   M/S HP   4,611,4202011-09-27 19:05:11
The wrong use of AFC is still rampant. As a geezer I would surely like a
shorter operating period for M/S. 48 hours is required to compete but too much
for me.
 
SZ1A   M/S HP   1,585,1222011-09-27 21:33:15
Excellent propagation on 10m, especially Sunday. It was the first contest in
their life for some of our operators. Welcome and tnx for any possible
patience. We has RF problems in the station because of a last minute change.
This affected our operating time. 73 and tnx for all qsos.
On behalf of SZ1A team
Kostas SV1DPI
 
VE7UF   M/M HP   4,090,6082011-09-27 22:24:17
Regular team operators VA7FC, VE7AX, VA7RN joined myself, VE7UF, for another
CQWW RTTY DX contest. Al, VE7JO, was in the area and we talked him into
joining us for his first RTTY experience. With more than two bands open at a
time we could have used more operators. We were fatigued at the finish line
(time). We were greeted by another storm, which is all too typical but it
wasn't severe and only caused lots of rain noise. The storm got worse the day
after the contest and my power was out for 4 hours. Besides having one amp
failure the station was perfect and N1MM was flawless except our spots were off
frequency. It cost us some mults and it was to bad it took us so long to figure
out what was wrong with the band map. It was great to have sun spots back.

80M was the same as last year. Lots of NA Qs but little DX. 40M was much
worse than last year. Worked more EU but very bad DX and general activity the
first day. The first JA we worked the second day was a double mult! 20M was
intermittently good. Had the best run to EU for years the first evening. 15M
was the best band and we could have done better if we had more than one stack
of antennas all in the same direction on the one tower dedicated to it. 10M was
a pleasant surprise. I'm getting closer to being able to use the two tribander
stacks here on all bands at the same time. I didn't get the new switching
finished in time.

Our thanks to all that called. CUL in the CQWW DX CW.

Duane VE7UF
 
S51CK   SOSB/40 HP   287,2452011-09-28 00:24:37
Bad propagacions.


73 de S51CK -Ivo
 
N2WK   SOSB/15 HP   545,0552011-09-28 01:28:21
I had to look at the radio several times to make sure I was on the right band. I
thought I was on 20m it was so busy. Thanks for all the Q's.

73, Wayne
 
TMØT(F/TU5KG)   SOAB HP   4,281,9022011-09-28 03:32:47
After my effort last year in SOSB/40 HP, this year I decided to go for SOAB HP.
As usual, I checked out last year’s scores and it was clear that the best
SOAB scores are all made using SO2R. This lowered my hopes and I thought I
might change strategy and go for SOAB/15 HP, but in the end, seeing the great
conditions and 10m openings just before the contest, I went back to my original
plan : SOAB HP !
I also thought it would also be a good exercise in terms of band-change
strategy, resting hours, and mult chasing, in addition to testing the
station’s reliability with two new DXBeam antennas (and just for the fun of
the contest, of course:!).
80m : good propagation and a quite acceptable noise level, in particular at the
grey line.
40m : the band was its good old self, no surprises…
20m : the most disappointing band for me, but given the great conditions on 15
& 10, I’m not surprised many stations stayed on the higher bands.
15m : a real “3-pointer reservoir”, mainly to the US and JA
10m : much to my surprise, this band was great, with a superb opening to North
America on Sunday afternoon.
In the end, I realize that the best places will go to SO2R stations, but for a
first effort in this new category (for me), my final score is well beyond my
expectations!
Since I didn’t use SO2R, I hardly didn’t S&P for any mults, and just ran
99% of the time.
Thanks to all who called me. Apologies to those who called but didn’t get
into the log ! My thanks go to DXBeam for two new 15m & 10m yagis which
arrived just a few weeks before the contest. They really performed well
through this first test.
See you in the SSB part.
Gil, F/TU5KG, aka TMØT

Setup :
ICOM 7800 + ACOM 2000A
Win-test.

80m: two top-loaded delta loops (1 sloping to the east + 1 sloping to the
west)
40m: 3 el. DXBeam yagi @ 24m
20m: 4 el. SteppIR yagi @ 27m
15m: 6 el. DXBeam yagi @ 22m
10m: 7 el. DXBeam yagi @ 18m

TM0T - Continents
Par bande - Tous modes
QSOs (avec doubles)

| Band | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
--------------------------------------------------------------
| 80 | 75.4% | 20.5% | 0.8% | 0.4% | 2.9% | |
| 40 | 43.5% | 53.3% | 1.5% | 0.2% | 1.5% | |
| 20 | 29.3% | 47.5% | 0.7% | 0.7% | 20.0% | 1.8% |
| 15 | 32.7% | 58.5% | 0.8% | 0.5% | 6.8% | 0.7% |
| 10 | 34.3% | 50.0% | 2.5% | 0.5% | 12.0% | 0.7% |
--------------------------------------------------------------

Powered by Win-Test 4.2.0 http://www.win-test.com
 
JM1XCW   SOAB(A) HP   2,540,1482011-09-28 04:07:09
80m RDP 35mH
40m 3ELyagi 32mH
20m 6ELyagi 32mH
15m 5ELyagi 27mH
10m 6ELyagi 35/27mH

IC-7800 IC-756RPO JRL-3000F
 
IC8TEM   SOSB/20 LP   343,5002011-09-28 06:22:11
Another WW RTTY has passed and I am still happy!!!
Finally I have increased the operations hours and the time in running mode...
I am aware that I can stay in running mode and have many qso with European
stations and less qso with DX stations, but in this weekend the propagation was
ok also in 20m. I have read many spots in 10m, but I decided to run only 20m
because I need to do a comparison with last year's operations, concerning
basically about the strategy and the my skill level.
Sometimes a bit of luck helped me to have good runs with DX stations (many of
them new multipliers for me).
When I heard Ed W0YK from Aruba in 10m and 15m on Friday morning, I was happy
because I could have a possibility to have Aruba also in 20m (last winter I had
two qso in 40m and 80m rtty with him).
A big surprise was FO5QB on saturday morning, followed by ZL3GA and some other
from AS and OC.
On sunday afternoon/evening the surprises were not finished, because 2x HL and
ZM2A (aka ZL2AMI) called me...

Surely I cannot say that it's all about the antenna, but antenna + skill
improvments + good propagation make possible this big result.
Last year I had only 560 qso and a half points... So, I will come back to shack
only for WAE RTTY or CQWW CW.

Some words about the numbers: my first goal was to have 40 qso per hour. I have
mantained this rate only during first day, because on Sunday many people were in
running mode: I have also done several running times, but my rate was lower. The
number of DXCC and zones has increased, because usually I don't have qsos with
ZL, FO, VU, 9M2, P4, JW, OX and some other.. I don't know if 40 qso per hour
can be a good rate, but it's my maximum (I will work for doing better), because
I see that many stations repeat also my call when answering and when passing
report. Obviously, some stations were not agree about this message: " XX0XX 599
15 15 XX0XX K", but for increasing rate, I need to do qsos in a quickly way. If
someone in Europe complains that the average points of the contest is 2.10 or
2.20 per qso, maybe he don't remember that a qso between two USA stations
counts only one point.. So, for me is ok to have 2.15 points per qso!!!!

Now, I want to thank all the people who called me and who have spotted me on
cluster. I remember that I answer QSL via direct (also via bureau, but it takes
some months because of troubles with local bureau) in less time. Also is
possible to send a mail to cococosti@alice.it for just request QSL without send
yours.

Hope to do better in future.
Best 73 es gl.
Costy IC8TEM
 
LY5E(LY2IJ)   SOAB HP   6,585,5682011-09-28 06:31:05
Nice conditions! More than 2 bands were open to more than single direction all
the time.
My congratulations to ES9C team! Just amazing!
My thanks go to Petras LY1PM for letting use his great antenna farm!
 
LQ5H(LU3HS)   SOSB/10 LP   73,9532011-09-28 06:52:22
Hello, my second contest in RTTY mode, i enjoy this mode, i hope folow making cq
ww contest, see you in the next !
 
UA5F(@RD3A)   SOAB(A) HP   4,424,6482011-09-28 10:26:44
FT5000DX MP(the fine transceiver)+ ACOM 2000(700-800 wats in RTTY)
 
N3BM   SOAB HP   15,0102011-09-28 11:19:27
ICOM 756 PRO3
Ameritron AL-811H
Force 12 C-3SS
Inverted L
Ewe Receiving Antenna
 
LM9L4ØY(LB8IB)   SOAB HP   4,023,2442011-09-28 11:33:07
WOW :)
This was so much fun !!!

Managed 46 hours in the chair and I was not ever really that tired..
10 is back and we excpect more from you in the following years

We just love it here at our modest station when we are able to compete with our
dear neighboors in Scandinavia.

See you all again in CQWW SSB!

73 de Olaf
LB8IB@LN8W
 
ED1R   M/2 HP   7,944,4522011-09-28 12:38:08
Until last week didn't know if it is finally make the Contest... but in the
last days we get a nice Team that like the RTTY mode.

The propagation was fantastic, with the SFI over 190, I really never
have imagined having such good condition at 10m and 15m with good
openings to NA and AS, to a point where we overcome the barrier of
1000qso on 10, 15 and 20.

The statistics about Continents, 47% EU, 42% NA, 8% AS, 1% OC, 1% SA
and 1% AF.

WAS (states) according to statistics from band: 10m (55), 15m (55), 20m
(54), 40m (47) and 80m (12)

Murphy's visit from the first moment where the Icom7000 nor could
connect to the Run because we were missing a cable, later left the QRT
Run2 comprehensive (Acom 1010), finally on Saturday night the amp
Kenwood TL922 replacement wasn't given a more than 300/400w so we had to
and hold all the Contest, the Multi station was forced to work
100w LP, in our view the ratio dropped sharply from qso
Saturday morning and we hit the final result is very possible ...
have achieved a better result (we estimate more than 500 QSOs have been
feasible).

Part of the team that came on Saturday to help with the shifts (EA4TD.
EA4GBV and EA4GEL) had to leave us unexpected force majeure. So
had to do double shifts, yet solved it well.

It is remarkable that at noon there was a break "Black Out" where the spread
dropped sharply as we get qso penalties, but once past those 2h
rates again returned to continue as before. It's amazing and I think
a colleague at EA could see.

Our challenge was to overcome the EU Record made in 2010 the station
IT9BLB and got ... well we have been aware that if we
we could overcome it in the United States would have more stations than they
would ... so We're happy about that and see what happens at the end ...

Otherwise, as always, we found a good binge, take a
few drinks in our line and we do not lose this custom is
perfectly compatible with a good answer ...

In the coming days will be available on the website of Radio Club Henares the
possibility of requesting QSL via the Web and it will be sent by the
Bureau: http://www.radioclubhenares.org/rch-qsl-services/

Thanks for the visits to our colleagues EA4SV and EB3CW + XYL.

Congratulations to many EA Friends who have made a good result: EF8M, ED5CEF,
EA3CCN, EF7R, EE2K, EA1DR, EB2AM, ED1A, EF3A, etc ...

See you next time, (CQWW-DX-SSB). 73

ED1R Team - CQWW RTTY 2011
www.ed1r.com
 
9A3BIM   SOAB LP   972,5522011-09-28 14:06:31
TS-440S & IC-706MK2 @ Wintest
@51% EU

It was hard to get stations on CQ in QRM as LP, but all in all - it was fun.
CU JARTS RTTY AND CQWW SSB

73s! Mirko
 
VE3FDT   SOAB LP   571,1022011-09-28 18:54:28
Radio: Ten-Tec Jupiter
Antennas: 5 band hexbeam @ 40ft & DX-LB+ short dipole @ 25 ft
Software: N1MM + MMTTY

Best 10 m opening I have experienced in ages. Time management lessons learned:
1- Decide BEFORE the contest whether you do casual operating or try a serious
effort (and stick to it!); 2- Attempts to run are hereby BARRED until better
antennas are in place (CQing for long stretches of time to have 3 "locals"
answer is not worth it - 100% S&P is more effective); 3- Uninterrupted time in
the chair is essential - more physiotherapy needed to get rid of the
post-surgery back pain; 4- Appreciate the futility of most "multiplier dreams"
and do not waste time on them: that you can hear "rare ones" does not mean they
will hear your weak signal in a pile-up...
 
VU2LBW   SOAB HP   1,252,6422011-09-28 22:43:54
Had a great time on the weekend! 10m was at the best I've experienced in a very
long time. Power failures cost me 3 hours during the contest period.

Other VU's I heard in the contest were Prasad/VU2PTT, Ramesh/VU2RMS,
Aravind/VU2ABS, Nandu/VU2NKS and Arasu/VU2UR.

Thanks for all the QSO's. Thanks too to OX4OK and CO3JN for all time new ones
for me. Special mention to K7scx, CO3JN and VE3MX for their patience in making
a qso through all the qrm.
 
OM5M(@OM3KFF)   M/S HP   4,050,7602011-09-29 01:42:47
Great condx on higher bands and lot of fun. Few problems with PC, interfaces
which we definitely solved I hope. Team age average this time was 22 years.

FT-1000MP, IC-756
2x home made PA, 1x Alpha 91B

QTH is student hostel (8 floor building)
10m 5 el.
15m 6 el.
20m 5 el.
40m 2 el. HB9CV, dipole
80m dipole, delta loop
2 beverages on near meadow

See you in next contest.
Radioclub of Slovak University of Technology.
 
LX7I(@LX2A)   M/2 HP   8,627,2622011-09-29 04:25:33
Thanks for the great contest and the many QSOs.
The station worked very well and nearly all antennas are up. (except the
beverages)
This is up to now the only RTTY contest we participated this year. We still
need more experience on this mode to improve our result.

cu in the next contests

73s de Philippe LX2A / LX7I
www.lx2a.com (will be updated soon with some more details on the new setup
 
OL7M   M/S HP   5,109,3902011-09-29 06:32:12
Although we are mostly CW/SSB operators (except of "African Tiger" OK1DF -
7X0RY),
we desided to participate in this contest. We wanted to try M/S for the first
time at OL7M. Everybody was also wondering how will work new stacks 6/6 for
15 and fixed 5/5/5/5 for 10 which were installed this summer.

We met a bit late before the contest and started to set-up the station. After
some necessary hectic and chaos we Were ready for action just seconds before
the contest started.

Everything went fine until Saturday morning. Problems occured just when 15m
pile-up started... Instead of working JAs one by one in JA prime time we were
changing PCs, instaling SW and etc etc...

Finally all the problems have been solved and since that time we only enjoyed
great condx and contest itself. Both stacks performed extremely well, better
then expected. Everybody was smilling and running pile-ups was real fun.

10m was a pleasure surprise. Nice signals from U.S. and even couple of W6/7
were
logged.

Nice to be called by FO5QB, OJ0X and others. Thank You guys.

All in all it was another memorable weekend.

Thanks everyone for call, see You in other contests.

73!

on behalf OL7M

Zdeno OK2ZW
 
AB1J/9(@K9WJU)   SOSB/15 LP   228,5142011-09-29 07:38:06
There's not much more to be said about the incredible conditions
in the WW RTTY, so I won't. I think the loud, crashing noise I hear
is from records falling all over the world.

I operated from the Goshen ARC station in Goshen, IN. I visit my family
and friends there every autumn and included the contest weekend in this
year's trip. I wanted to do this last year, but an ill wind blew
down the club's tower, so I had to postpone it. This year I planned a
20M operation, but watched in amazement as the SFI climbed all
week prior to the contest, so I changed to 15. Could have done 10, but
I have a nostalgic attachment to 15 from my Novice days back in 1958
when I lived in Goshen.

I want to thank the GARC members for letting me use their station and
especially my old friend Sandy, W9JOE, for cleaning up the shack and
making a lot of desk space available for me and my gear. Like a gas
in a vacuum, I expanded to fill it all, but it was nice to spread out
and not be cramped.

Thanks to everyone who worked me for making it a fantastic weekend.

CU in the WW CW and maybe a bit in the SSB if 10M does an encore.

73,
Kermit, AB1J/9 in the land of soybeans and Amish buggies.
 
IQ1RY   M/2 HP   7,065,0512011-09-29 07:40:56
What's up?
10m band was more than wide open during daylight here and somewhat
more as we get time to check in, In years we have never seen a 10m
band like this.
On 20m and 15m we also have had great times. 80m and 40m went so so
leaving us with some doubts about newest aerial, during the winter we
will have a better check out. But still the workout must have been
done now, so CU there, may be not as the last years.

N1MM and the other logical and physical items of the M/2 went out
working pretty well. Operators where friendly, HI, and we meet ours
goals enjoying a lot this Contest, the rules and the crowd.

Somehow we managed also to have a QSO with a lot of friends on several
bands. So what's better? TU all. CU in the next game, over the same or
even better playground.

73 de IQ1RY team
 
5K3R(HK3R)   SOSB/10 LP   427,2002011-09-29 10:07:44
LOG IS ALREADY UPLOADES INTO LOTW
 
XE2K   SOAB(A) HP   2,766,8522011-09-29 11:33:47
My first RTTY contest with over 2k Q's, static and thunderstorm make 80 very
hard and low in mults, broken AC and running most of the day the station
around 105 F. Deg. the Amp and equipment provide a dry Sauna environment
but I survive.
Incredible 10m, the super sexy band , all the people was there, running EU
with my cubical Quad at 20m high was the best antenna , my yagi at 120ft do
not perform so well.
Thanks guys for all the contacts giving me new band mode and new DXCC mode .

I hope most of the contacts with me and not XE2KN , XE2KW , etc etc when
receive those confirmations I return my call several times to clarify the
error, no one like to loose a mult or a single QSO.

CU in the next.

Hector XE2K
 
XE3N   SOSB/10 LP   126,3342011-09-29 11:53:12
Great Contest, greats openings and lot fun. I was only half time of contest, but
very glad to hear many stations from Europe and Oceany in 10m band. See You on
the next time!!
 
VE3JI   SOAB LP   551,1502011-09-29 14:04:20
Great contest and glad to see 10 was wide open first time in years. Wish I
could have spent more time in the chair
 
WY7SS   M/S HP   1,344,2342011-09-29 19:03:17
This was the first contest from the new location. WY7LL, KC7FCS and WY7FD
worked hard to get the tower up on Thursday and the shack in working order
before the contest started on Friday.

This was also Conrad's (KF7QYA) first exposure to contesting. Unfortunately he
had prior commitments and was only able to make a few Qs. I think the bug has
bitten him. He is 16 so we will be training the next generation of contesters.
 
WØRDS(@NC7M)   M/2 LP   476,4312011-09-29 22:13:04
Multi 2 with 3 ops... Rookie ops at rtty. W0RDS and N6LO came in plopped down at
NC7Ms QTH and learned in an hour. They did great. We learned so much about
operating RTTY this weekend. Were revved up now. Thanks to all who were
forgiving our blunders and wrong key pushing and for all the QSOs. First couple
hrs spent figuring out what the heck we were doing {:-) Had a fun time.

FT 950, FT920 4 ele mono 20, 4 ele mono 15, 5 over 5 mono 10, vert 40. Morgan
Mfg Inc (Formally ICE) bandpass filter (Morgan was instrumental in getting this
station running with quick turn around on my broken bandpass filters) not a
whisper out of the other stations running together. Pulled my hair out trying
to get N1MM to network. Still no dice. Working on it still (until hair is gone
- then I'll give up or look for a new source of hair)
 
F5RD   SOAB LP   416,0752011-09-30 09:47:13
A wonderfull contest with a nice propagation on all bands
with however a short black out Saturday morning.
10m was open during the two days of the contest.
I had a lot of fun this week end
Thanks to all who worked me.
See you again next year.
F5RD Bernard
 
CN3A   M/S HP   11,058,0002011-09-30 13:00:41
Good propagation + great team = another great contest from CN3A!
Very funny one. Young team but very motivated guys!

Thanks to all for qso's, special thanks to Paolo IK3QAR to provide us such a
good contest software!!!

Thanks to Roberto I2WIJ for helping us till now with QSL, he is now busy with
ARI Contest manager duties so IV3ZXQ will take over, Maurizio is the new QSL
manager for CN3A direct and Bureau QSL.

You can request also QSL on line there http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=cn3a
soon qso's of RTTY CQWW will be on Lotw.

best 73, Stefano IK2QEI
 
NF3C(W4VIC)   M/S LP   17,6282011-09-30 15:06:33
Telnet on, so entered as MS. Why no SOSB(A) Low power? Seems to me SOSB LOW
would NEED help! I didn't use it, but it was on, so ... MS! Thanks for the Qs
Vic,NF3C/W4VIC
 
WØLSD   M/S HP   2,996,5772011-10-01 09:19:22
That was great fun!

10/15 were wide open. Running JA's on 10 and had the beam pointed at JA and
still had strong signals stateside from 3, 4,& 5 land off the side. We got our
short skip opening that we were wishing for last year on 10. Big time!

We managed to get most of the technical problems fixed early in the operation.
No serious glitches the rest of the time. Just trouble with the multiplier
station right off the bat. Tested that a couple of hours before the contest,
then went up to sue it and after some testing found that the keyboard was
causing strange problems.

We were really trying hard to get the score over 3 mill at the end. There were
just no more multipliers to be found. So close!

For a look at the station and equipment go to: http://lostcreekcabin.com/


73, John K0TG
 
WA7LNW   SOSB/10 HP   182,3432011-10-01 10:27:11
Outstanding band conditions on 10 meters. Made the decision to operate 10
meters single band out of my own schedule convienience....but now I am happy I
was present this year to experience the exceptional propagation conditions!

Operated from the Goodrich-Hurricane Mesa Test Facility, elevation 5,300 ft.
and located just 8 miles west of Zion National Park.

Station: K-3, Alpha 76A, 2 element HEX beam mounted at edge of 1,200 ft. cliff
overlooking Virgin River Valley to the east.

Best of 73's de Jack, WA7LNW


www.cwskimmer.wa7lnw.com
28.288 Mhz 10 meter CW propagation beacon
 
W1ZT   SOSB/40 HP   16,7862011-10-02 03:03:23
Very limited time but always great fun. OJ0X a new one on RTTY.
Thanks for all the Qs and good operating fun.
 
N1IW/8   SOAB LP   59,1692011-10-02 10:26:53
Just got on the air a bit from my cabin in MI to see how well I could get out
with 100W into a dipole. Working Europe on 10M was a blast (while calling CQ no
less)! Just an IC-7000 and 80M OCFD. Thanks for the Qs.
 
AA8IA   SOAB LP   370,1252011-10-02 15:38:29
Wish I would have put more time into this one. Had a lot of fun though.
 
9A4WY   SOSB/10 HP   248,6552011-10-03 02:39:30
This is my first RTTY contest ever.
just try to test N1MM logger and my new AL-82 on RTTY
What a blast on 10m!!!
Like good old times on 10m in 23. cycle...
west coast are came through 59+20 dB few hours on Sunday afternoon!
worked 100 stations from CA...nice surprise....did not expect that!
73 Kiko
 
VE3DZ   SOAB HP   2,739,6882011-10-03 08:00:24
Rig: FT1000MP
Amp: SB200 (@ 300 watts)
Ant: TH6DXX @ 60', MA5B @ 35', HF2V, Slopers for 40 and 80 m.
Logger: MixW2.19 with RigExpert Stnadard USB Interface.

Great conditions on 10 and 15!
 
W4JAM   SOAB HP   376,8962011-10-03 11:12:25
First rtty from home and first contest. LOTW shows 50 dxcc in 2 days, love it
 
CT3EN(@CR3A)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,177,9202011-10-03 14:54:45
Tks to all who contacted me. CU next CQWWSSB as CR3A
 
IV3TMV   SOSB(A)/15 HP   621,5602011-10-03 21:36:47
hello guys
tnx for calling me ,
have job with my new antenna system ,is very great
best 73s de flavio
iv3tmv
 
EU1AZ   SOAB HP   1,875,3152011-10-03 22:36:40
CU
 
WØEM   SOAB HP   287,4082011-10-04 15:26:47
An excellant contest other than letting the smoke out of the finals of my
amp.....my own stupidity. Great to see 15 and 10 meters open to Europe. My
first really serious SO2R effort. Nearly doubled my Q's and quadrupled my
score over SO1R last year. It was a fun and learning experience. Worked about
20 hours this contest. My thanks to the contest sponsors for a terrific contest
again this year.
 
KK9A   SOSB/20 HP   605,2002011-10-05 17:37:37
This was my second CQ WW RTTY contest and fourth RTTY contest of all time.
During the 2011 CQ WPX RTTY in February, I became very interested in improving
my RTTY setup. After reading various posts from top scoring stations and
talking with my former Aruba renter, N4RR, who has done very well as P40J and
PJ4R, I decided to add a Hal DXP38 as a second decoder along with a JPS NIR-12
audio filter to the station. Over the next few months I kept an eye out for
these devices on various classified sites and I had little trouble acquiring
everything that I needed over the summer. I purchased a new computer for the
shack and changed the operating system to XP Professional. It took me a while
to find the proper drivers, but eventually the computer was running well.
About a week before this contest I installed the RTTY hardware and software on
the new computer and after struggling with it for a few days it was running
great. I would like to thank AA5AU, W0YK / P49X, and N4RR for their advice and
assistance with this complicated setup.

Luckily the station performed perfectly over the weekend, unfortunately 20m
conditions, the weather and the operator did not do as well. After working a
full week prior to the contest and staying up late working on the RTTY setup, I
did not go into the weekend well rested. At the start of the contest the band
opened into the U.S. and Asia as expected, but other than Japan I worked very
few countries in Asia. I had a few Europeans also call me at the beginning,
but the opening there was not that good. I was really surprised not to work a
single station in China. Later in the evening 20m improved into Europe, but
it was hard to penetrate their local QRM while they were busy working each
other. The rates were slow so I decided to take a nap as I was very tired from
my work week. When I woke up I had a nice European run around my sunrise and I
obtained my best 60 minute rate of the contest making 71 QSOs. Soon
afterwards, things became very slow. I am guessing that 10m and 15m were very
hot during this time and everyone one was on those bands. In the late morning
and early afternoon I was only able to work the US, however the rates were slow
so I took a lot of small breaks while waiting for a better opening. I did
notice a midday long path European opening, but it did not produce very many
contacts. The short path to Europe was closed at the time and I do not recall
ever seeing conditions like this. It was so slow that I considered shutting
down and doing something else, however it was a rainy day so I stayed inside
near the radio. Finally in the late afternoon 20m opened nicely into Europe
and I started having fun running stations. A little later the static level
increased due to local storms making it a struggle to decode many weaker
stations. This became very frustrating after waiting all day for this European
opening. On Saturday night the rates dropped so slow that I fell asleep. I
planned to wake up very early to catch more of the morning European opening,
but unfortunately I just did not wake up. I took some time off on Sunday
because it was so slow and waited until the afternoon European opening. The
last European opening of the contest was excellent and I was logging stations
as quickly as possible. Then suddenly the noise level jumped to S9 +10dB as
another thunderstorm approached. Sunday’s storms were much worse than
Saturday and I contemplated unplugging the station while listening to the
thunder. The thunderstorms did not get any stronger so I continued to operate.
Copying stations through the QRN was tough. The weather in North Carolina is
usually pretty nice, but the storms sometimes come at the worst times. The
same thing happened during my last serious contest, the 2011 WPX Phone
http://lists.contesting.com/archives//html/3830/2011-04/msg00753.html . Despite
the QRN from the rain and thunderstorms and missing both early morning European
openings, my final score is still pretty competitive. This was definitely not
the best year for a single band 20m entry however it was still enjoyable and it
was really nice to test out the new RTTY hardware. It was interesting to watch
two decoders running simultaneously over the weekend.

Thanks for the QSOs! Please QSL via WD9DZV. I look forward to operating CQWW
Phone from Aruba as P40A in three weeks.

73,
John KK9A / P40A
 
LZ5R(@LZ1KFM)   M/S LP   2,253,0202011-10-06 01:53:31
Propagation was incredible on 10m. I did not hear this band at this shape from
long time ago.
Most of the time operator was Val/LZ3RR, I had to work at my job both
days-Saturday and Sunday.
Activity was great on all bands.
As always it was nice pleasure to be in the game.
Thanks to Krassy/K1LZ for all the antennas and equipment in Milara Intl Radio
Club.
Thanks to Chris/LZ1YQ for letting us to operate again from such a nice place.
Thanks to Vlady/LZ1VLM for technical support before the contest.
73 de LZ1UK/Savi

RIG: IC 7800 100w carrier
SWR: N1MM/MMTTY
ANTS:
80m-4SQ, Delta loop NW/SE, Inv V
40m-3 el SteppIr
20m-6 el monobander, 3 el SteppIr, Force 12
15m-6 el monobander, 3 el SteppIr, Force 12
10m-7 el monobander, 3 el SteppIr, Force 12
 
LZ9R(LZ3YY)   SOAB(A) LP   1,921,5002011-10-06 14:47:53
Thanks for contacts,it was a great contest.
I got some virus at Saturday morning and take several extra breaks.
Later in the night I felt much better, but it was clear that too much
time was lost in sleep and recovery.Than I turn on a gprs connection
and switch into DX mode.With my first full SO2R operation, 2.5M pts. were
quite possible to reach, but there always is next year :)
Second radio is old veteran IC720A , which seems to TX a little bit off
frequency( I has some complaints about that ).

73, CU in next one de Nasko , LZ3YY
 
IV3JCC   SOAB(A) HP   1,746,8892011-10-08 02:35:02
hi
The attempt was to stike the score of the past year...it is done.
MNY TNX to all that called me and to the sun for the prop.

See you in the next test

iv3jcc gianni
 
SN2K(SP2DWG)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   600,6602011-10-08 11:36:22
CU in CQWW SSB Contest 2011...

www.sn2k.pl

Regards
SP2DWG
 
IK1DFH   SOAB LP   29,1552011-10-10 14:44:07
73" FOR ALL DE ROBY
 
SQ8J   SOSB(A)/10 HP   11,3232011-10-12 01:31:24
rig:FT-1000D
power: 150W
ant: GP7DX- multiband vertical

I made a few QSOs on 15m, but just to give stations to points,
very good propagations, I heard many stations from middle states
and west coast with my little antenna...what with the current
propagation does not happen often

great fun!!! although I did not have too much time that I could spend on radio

thank's for all contact

73, Jakub SQ8J
 
VP9I   M/S LP   3,690,6032011-10-12 16:09:00
Yaesu Ft-920 and FT-2000
microkeyer interfaces
N1MM software
ICE bandpass filters
G5RV
40m dipole
Cushcraft A4
Mosley TA-33
 
VA2UP   SOAB LP   4,183,7522011-10-13 10:16:38
It was a great contest. Having 5 bands to play with made this 2011 edition a
memorable one. Thanks all for the Qs and hope the good conditions keep up.
73, Fabi va2up
 
IT9BLB   M/M HP   10,403,4162011-10-13 17:44:03
After the UFB Multi/Two run on 2010, few days before the contest
we decided to setup a sort of Multi/Multi effort, just to test
some new hardware solutions, on the way of the incoming contest
season.
Excellent conditions on high bands gave us more fun than we
expected: everybody had his own real RTTY "overdose" !
Many thanks to IK3QAR for joining us and to all members of
the team for the big effort, before the contest, in collecting
and assembling all available RTXs, PAs, PCs and other stuffs
needed for this new experience.

See you in next SSB & CW legs!

Joe, IT9BLB & IR9Y crew