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KA9BBQ   SOAB Rookie LP   4,7382015-10-24 10:43:03
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
0 1 3 1 1
7 2 2 1 2
14 1 2 0 1
14 28 74 12 16
21 3 9 3 3
21 5 13 3 3
Total 40 103 20 26


Score : 4,738
 
K1ESE   SOAB(A) HP   576,0202015-10-24 16:31:50
Limited time. Friday evening for 2.5 hours and the rest during the day
Saturday. Very good conditions here.
 
OG7O(OH1VR)   SOAB Classic HP   1,274,6022015-10-25 04:49:28
A great fun as usual. I had a competition with my last year score and I passed
it!
 
W4ZYT   SOSB/160 HP   2092015-10-25 06:04:56
Terrible condx on 160 meters here. Knew I would be struggling when I heard
W3LPL and K3LR having trouble connecting with stations in the Caribbean. Hoping
for a better showing in the CW test and the upcoming 160-meter contests.
 
K3OQ(@W3RFC)   M/S HP   454,1182015-10-25 07:14:40
Good time before I got ill and needed to go home. Still have a slight
temp...but better. Had hoped the 160 antenna would have garnered more Qs, but
a lot of noise and just couldn't hear stations.
 
N3XF   SOAB Classic HP   174,4472015-10-25 07:39:06
Conditions were outstanding. 15 was open much of the night.
 
KA1DBE   SOSB/20 LP   9,5702015-10-25 07:47:18
Won't break any records but I did pick up 4 new countries!
 
SP9LJD   SOAB Classic HP   2,625,3722015-10-25 09:20:45
First time as SOAB CLASSIC, very good overlay category for me only 24h.
No clusters, no internet just only me + radio + ham friends all over the
world.
The result could be a bit better but I haven't radio with 2 receivers and I
shall leave from time to time CQ frequency for S&P mode. Unfortunately
still a lot of CQ guys won't give often their ID's so you have to wait or call
them then often dupe hi. 10m was very poor here only singel signals but rather
weak.
20m was open all night for Norhern Europe I heard a lot of US station but they
didn't copy me very good - aurora good for them (ES5TV).
Tnx for all QSY for multiplier but special thanks for TF2MSN and 4O3A.
For me the best category for this contest is MS but we have to rebuilt our
antennas maybe next year I hope.
Thank you for the all QSO's on CW leg.
 
NA7OM   SOAB LP   138,2402015-10-25 09:32:33
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
7 39 103 11 11
14 90 260 21 51
21 175 501 25 41
Total 304 864 57 103
Score: 138,240
1 Mult = 1.9 Q's

Good contest results this year for me. Conditions were a bit iffy at the QTH
for the majority of time but I enjoyed chasing Q's coming over the poles with
polar flutter causing subtle tuning back and forth to "zero beat"
with just 100 watts. I'd like to thank some of the really GUD OPS this year
that managed to hear me and turn me out of the pileups fast even with my signal
stomped by the full gallon guys. I appreciate the effort made to do that! You
know who you are, and hope the trend continues. Can't wait for CW contest!
NA7OM
 
YP7A(YO7MGG)   SOSB(A)/10 LP   187,1952015-10-25 09:47:28
First i want to work as SO (A) AB but the location was very bad with to much
noise. Second i chose to work as SO (A) 10M to test my Spiederbeam YAGI. I use
modest equipment but was very fun. I have a nice pile-up on NA on the second
day. Congrats to all that made more than 1000 qso with just 100W.

My equipment was:
Kenwood TS-590S 100W
Spidderbeam YAGi (4 elem on 10M) at 6M on a 4 storey building
Software N1MM+.

73 Stefan - YP7A
 
ES5TF(@ES5EC)   SOSB(A)/10 LP   132,4472015-10-25 09:54:36
Very nice contest. It was first time to use our clubstation (ES5EC) tribander in
new QTH, now the horizon in basically clear in every direction and antenna is on
top of the tall building located very close to local elevation maximum. :-)
I liked the propagation this year. It was sometimes weird but typically just
great! During the contest, several stations mentioned about strong signal ..
from plain Kenwood TS-2000 :-)
Because of several reasons I had to stay at home. So, contest was done over the
Internet (Remote Desktop to control station and Skype for audio). It seems, that
such operation is OK for assisted category - finding stations on bandmap is very
different story compared to manual tuning...
73 de Tonis, ES5TF
 
WD5R   SOAB HP   64,8962015-10-25 10:52:52
Being a YL in the QRM often pays off.
I feel like I'm cheating.
Thanks Guys, for another enjoyable game.

Marlene,
the real WD5R
 
N3JT   SOSB/10 LP   2,1782015-10-25 11:08:10
Nowhere to go but up!
 
IZ5MOQ   SOSB/40 HP   43,6592015-10-25 11:13:51
Back from a pesky october (seasoned by bad WX and flu) with no boost and backlog
to be cleared, I opted for relaxing weekend/contest only. Operation splitted
into 3 parts, for a total of 09:27 hours. During the night (no QRV) I slept
blissfully ;). No score pretensions or set-goal of course... just to be there.
 
UA6LCN   SOSB/10 HP   249,0002015-10-25 11:22:25
tnx for all
 
OH9A(OH1NOA)   SOSB/10 HP   342,7702015-10-25 11:27:38
FT1000D + Alpha 91b, 4/4/4/4el yagis & 6el yagi

Condx were way down from the previous years. JA and NA openings were very short
here. I think I worked more TAs and VUs than Ks! Only few zone 4 qsos and half
dozen VEs. So especially on Sunday very relaxed operating with lots of CQs.
Southern Europe had the different game, no chance from Finland even I had more
or less the best ERP in the country (16 elements and almost full legal power).
 
KØNM   SOAB(A) HP   180,9002015-10-25 11:53:34
Relaxed S+P contesting using my Remote station with K3 and SPE 2K amp. I wanted
to see if I could get all 40 zones but fell short by 4 zones. Operated about 19
hours. Remote operation worked well with only minor internet hiccups. It was fun
to work all the DX on 19 meters. Nizar K0NM
 
KN4KL   SOAB HP   200,2322015-10-25 12:13:50
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 4.8
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: KN4KL
LOCATION: VA
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-TIME: 13:35 HOURS
CLUB: Potomac Valley Radio Club
CLAIMED-SCORE: 200232
OPERATORS: KN4KL
NAME: Edwin Williams
ADDRESS: 3881 Windsor Gate Road
ADDRESS: Virginia Beach, Virginia
ADDRESS: 23452
EMAIL: kn4kl@arrl.net

RIG: IC-7800
AMP: ALPHA 87a
ANTENNAS: 7 EL 10-30lpda, 2 EL 40, WINDOM 80

Had fun and improved the score from last year by 112,424
 
M5Z(JK3GAD)   SOAB(A) LP   32,2002015-10-25 12:35:58
K3, 5 meter wire with ATU (LDG), Win-Test 4.16

I always operate from decent multi-op station for CQ WW since 1988 so this
year's is completely different experience for me. At least healthy weekend as I
enjoyed nice autumn walk both days but really really bored. I need some place
for CW next month....

Sorry for not answering greetings as I do not have foot switch and using F4 (my
call) and F2 (exchange) only.

73 Kazu
M0CFW, M5Z, JK3GAD
 
W6NF   SOSB/20 LP   1,5642015-10-25 12:37:25
Not bad for an Outbacker knock-off mobile antenna and 100 watts. Conditions
seemed quite good to EU. Many stations were very loud but could not copy my
pathetic signal. :)
 
R3KM   SOSB/15 HP   322,5602015-10-25 13:09:31
SOSB/15 Classic
 
MD2C(MDØCCE)   SOAB HP   196,3502015-10-25 13:49:40
Just active for a few hours on Saturday. Had a lot of fun on ten meters, where
the band seemed to be open in all directions at once. Also moved to other
bands when people asked for the mult. Lots of fun.
 
YTØZ(YU1ZZ)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   874,7642015-10-25 13:54:48
EU 34 %
DX 66 %

Nice fun on TEN :-)

73 de Milan
YU1ZZ - YT0Z
 
N9NBC   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   23,8712015-10-25 13:58:44
just s and p tried to call cq but just got walked on
just on and off had to give my ears a rest hihi
but all and all a lot of fun
 
OK7M(OK1DIG)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,326,9692015-10-25 14:02:17
Good conds, huge activity.
73s Dan
K3/P3 + OM Power
6/6 el
 
DH4PSG   SOAB Classic LP   262,4302015-10-25 14:05:55
Great fun by best condx and OPs at the DX.
Best score ever since I take part in the CWWW.

TNX es 73
de Peter
 
YU7U   SOSB(A)/40 HP   420,0002015-10-25 14:11:30
Testing new 3 ele full size for 7 mhz.
 
VE3AD   SOAB HP   1,266,7362015-10-25 14:21:49
good condx. good fun.
 
K3SV   SOAB(A) HP   320,3792015-10-25 14:24:01
1000MP, Alpha 78, Wires, N1MM+, and house full of sickies. 73 Bill
 
GØHVQ   SOSB(A)/15 HP   95,0162015-10-25 14:28:18
Just playing, away for long periods but wanted to try out a new Hexbeam to
evaluate it's performance.

73 Darrell G0HVQ
 
YT2AAA   SOSB(A)/20 LP   231,7132015-10-25 14:35:04
IC-746 PRO, 100 W
5m wire GP on balcony
 
VK2PN   SOAB Classic HP   15,8952015-10-25 14:36:58
Small entry for little fun.
 
K7ULS   SOSB(A)/10 LP   64,3562015-10-25 14:38:01
Powder Mountain 9000'
LJ-105CA
FT-897D
HEIL PROset4
MFJ-Voice Keyer
N3FJP Software

Good contest could not get a good run going and when I did it was all stateside
wanting zone 3. Only worked 1 zone 2 and 1 zone 10. Took the yagi down three
hours early due to WX then worked off the A-99 to get a couple more but got
covered up mostly. Not as many JA's as I would have liked to work but maybe
next year.
de K7ULS
 
N5NU(@N5YA)   SOAB(A) HP   1,074,4202015-10-25 15:05:07
Thanks to Bill and Kay for the use of the station. Bill was at AH0K so it was a
little bit strange operating without his presence. It was great to catch up
with him for a few minutes Saturday night.

My plan was mainly to work new band-countries. I am fairly close to 5BDXCC on
LOTW and was trying to finish that up. When I wasn't chasing new
band-countries, most of my time was spent chasing multipliers and friends
around the bands. I think only ran 2 or 3 times during the entire contest due
to all the time chasing spots, taking off times, and honestly not stressing.

It seemed that the bands were better on Fri night/Sat morning than on Sat
night/Sun morning. I had a very tough time working the Middle East on 10m on
Sunday morning. Also, I had a very rough time working two VU stations on 20m
on Sat afternoon. The stations were an honest s7, but it seemed that both
could barely barely hear me.

I also noted a substantial amount of out-of-band operation by both EU and NA on
several bands where stations were working split. If the contest committee is
trying to 'clean the contest up' this might be of interest. I'm not saying
"They were 14150.5 and they were splattering out-of-band..."... I'm
saying more along the lines of "They were calling a station on
14.132"

Thanks again for the contacts and the relaxed contest.
 
NA6O   SOAB(A) HP   10,7252015-10-25 15:19:17
TS-590s, KPA500, low dipoles, vertical, N1MM+

Surgical strikes to try and make DXCC on phone. It's misery. Working EU is like
pulling teeth, call for 5-10 minutes and maybe I get thru. Gawd I hate phone
contests.

Best audio: VE3CX. Gave him a call just to say so.

Listened to some of the Caribbean stations ripping along. For instance 8P5A was
doing no less than 450 QSOs per hour every time I checked. It was like a machine
processing parts on a conveyor belt. Astounding.
 
N4CU   SOAB Classic HP   76,3872015-10-25 15:22:49
Enjoyed the contest. Not a high score but very good for me. My N1MM+ did not
seem to count the countries so I counted the square and added them as best I
could.
 
N4DCT   SOAB Classic LP   2,3122015-10-25 15:22:50
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: SC
CALLSIGN: N4DCT
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: CLASSIC
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-TIME: 24-HOURS
CLAIMED-SCORE: 2312
CLUB:
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CREATED-BY: WriteLog V11.28J
NAME: David Taylor
ADDRESS: 1610 Ridge Ct
ADDRESS-CITY: Rock Hill, SC
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: SC
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 29730
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
OPERATORS: N4DCT
SOAPBOX: Great band conditions this year.
END-OF-LOG:
 
WØRIC   SOAB HP   700,1282015-10-25 15:25:30
Past QTH was in Zone 4 but now in Zone 3. A lot of opps confirmed Zone 3. Lets
hope everyone was paying attention. Best contest of the year! Great to meet up
with a lot of friends this weekend. S & P only due to battle with Walking
Pnumonia :-(

RIG: Elecraft K-3

Antennas: JK FALCON & JK QUATTRO
 
ZS6RJ   SOAB HP   929,0192015-10-25 15:32:31
8 Element LogP antenna, 40M dipole, Elecraft KX3, Expert 1.3K-FA
 
VE2FU   SOSB(A)/10 LP   72,7602015-10-25 15:32:36
Small participation giving QSO's S/P

10M SOSB LOW POWER ASSISTED

LOGS All BAND upload to LOTW Shortly

73' Phil
 
AG2AA   SOSB/20 LP   6242015-10-25 15:35:56
way too much stuff going on this weekend, only played around twice, less than an
hour total. good conditions, tons of activity.
 
WB8JUI   SOSB/10 LP   24,1402015-10-25 15:46:40
73 - Rick WB8JUI

IC746Pro
Hustler 5BTV (Ground mounted)
 
K4WI   SOAB(A) LP   53,0882015-10-25 15:48:10
Since the tribander was stuck at N.W. it was futile to do a single band 10. So I
decided to do a limited all band assisted low power. Just clicking on spots and
moving on. Fun but I missed running! Difficult on 80 and 40 with low power!
Thanks to all! 73's Cort K4WI
 
NØBUI   SOAB HP   520,8582015-10-25 15:54:53
Thanks for all the Qso's. Hope to see you in the CW part of the CQWW.

73, Mike N0BUI
 
K9DR   SOSB(A)/80 HP   1,1882015-10-25 15:55:01
Only the 80 meter inverted Vee was useable this weekend. Had taken down
aluminum antennas for the winter months. Conditions much worse than
anticipated. Worked everything I heard, but didn't hear much. Power lines in
neighborhood over 60 years old. Power pole across street caught fire early
Friday when insulator failed. After that was repaired, noise still there as
other leaky insulators continued to arc.
 
OG7A(OH6MW)   SOAB(A) HP   3,475,0882015-10-25 15:59:06
Tnx.

73 Ari OH6MW OG7A
 
N1CC   SOAB(A) LP   645,1062015-10-25 16:06:58
Station: Elecrat K3/100 @100W to F12 C3 @64', 80/40 Fan Dipoles at 50' one NS
and the other EW. Pro-1B Loop used on 160 for some contacts. WriteLog V11.28J
and DXMAPS 2.7 - QSO/SWL real time maps for band conditions and
WeatherUndergroung web resources to monitor severe weather conditions for
safety.

This event was shortened by the passing of really strong lightning and very
heavy rain ... the first any kind of rain since May this year - much needed,
however along with losing power Friday night the available time for operating
was well below what might have been. 8 hours less time on the air, multipliers
more this year than last year - contacts 64% fewer - points about 75% of the
previous year.

10 Meters was a real producer for contacts. Best overall band was 15 for point
attainment putting 19 in second place. Third was 20. 80 and 40 did not do well
for me this year, possibly too much time on the high bands, however, bands
seemed to be too noise-ridden given the weather. I did better on 160 than
before ... still working on that part of the system.

This was a good event, fairly good conditions, lots of folks on the air. See
you all in the SS, CQ CW, 160 and 10 Meter tests...hope conditions at least as
good as this weekend.
 
N4LZ   SOAB Classic HP   109,2332015-10-25 16:15:13
Had fun! The Hamsticks played as well as expected.
 
KB3Z   SOAB HP   501,1762015-10-25 16:21:41
First time using my Kenwood TS-990S and my Zerofive vertical in a major contest.
I enjoyed it. Some of the bands were marginal at best. But it seems that 15 and
20 meters shined! Mark KB3Z
 
NF4A   SOAB(A) HP   1,569,7202015-10-25 16:23:25
Could not do a full time effort due to work but got to operate 19 hours.
Nice to be able to count my score with the Florida Contest Group for the first
time !!!. Thanks to CQWW for expanding the circle. I live in Florida and
couldn't be counted with the FCG in the past...now if we can get the
stubborn/stodgy ARRL to do the same thing that would be great !!!
 
N3YUG   SOAB LP   300,1502015-10-25 16:24:35
All but 55 QSO's were Sunday. 10.6 hours total.
 
KS2G   SOSB(A)/15 LP   96,6212015-10-25 16:26:06
Band conditions were FAR better than expected.
Great fun!
 
WB5EIN   SOAB LP   202,8002015-10-25 16:29:14
I was supposed to be one of the ops at big station NQ4I; however, I had
conflicts with work here. So, this was a fairly relaxed effort in my modest
station.

Thanks to all for the QSOs. I think I did more listening than responding.

But, it was fun working 80m, trying to get my last couple of countries on 80m
to complete my 5BDXCC. Plus, I got several more on 160.

Best wishes to all!

73,
--Dr. Larry S. Anderson, WB5EIN
Tupelo, MS (birthplace of Elvis!)
 
EF8B(OH2BP)   SOSB/15 HP   348,3642015-10-25 16:29:30
Vintage type Station JRC JST-245 + JRL-2000FH dust off operation
 
N2FF   SOAB(A) LP   375,4082015-10-25 16:30:49
Amazingly good conditions considering where we are in the 11 year cycle. A
month ago I don't think many of us would have though conditions would be this
good. 10 and 15 were open both days with 15 being the more productive as to
number of zones possible. I operated for only an hour on Sunday morning before
setting off to a local hamfest. As I write this I am listening to JA3YBK
running US stations with an S 9 signal. He has been at for about two hours.
 
KN3A   SOAB(A) LP   10,5082015-10-25 16:31:08
Simply had no time for the contest this weekend with family commitments. Plus my
ears bleed when I hear SSB.
 
N8XX   SOSB/10 QRP   1,3002015-10-25 16:35:51
Bummer of a contest. I chose SOSB 10 because it was fun the past few years.
But, I suspect the combination of a waning sunspot cycle, plus a CME which was
to hit at 1900Z on Saturday really caused a disruption of propagation.

I'd say the number of stations which were "loud" was considerably
less than in recent years, and those which could actually hear a pip-squeak
signal was minuscule. I'd find a station with a great signal, and it would CQ
in my face probably over 70% of the time. Sometimes, with patience, I'd find a
"peak" in QSB where no other stations were calling and I'd get a Q,
but these were few and far between.

Probably if I had had more patience I could I might have a few more Q's, so
I'm probably a wimpy contest op.

Thanks to the organizers of this event! I WILL be back, and WILL in the CW
event hopefully with better conditions. A friend had given me quite a few more
military surplus masts, so it might be possible to get a fixed array toward
Europe.
 
N6WS   SOAB(A) LP   1,312,3682015-10-25 16:36:02
Rig : Yaesu FT-991

Antennas : SteppIR DB-36

Soapbox : I thought the bands were pretty good. Running low power
was a little rougher on the voicebox. I felt I had to make up for the lower
power with a louder voice.
73, Bill
N6WS
 
NWØM   SOAB(A) HP   296,2442015-10-25 16:40:46
Just a part time effort for a few hours mainly on 10 and 15 meters.

100% search and pounce so was able to use the K3 DVR for 99% of operating and
not have to use a mic.

K3, KPA500, KAT500, P3, Mosley tribander, N1MM+.

73, Mitch
NW0M
 
KC9UHH   SOAB(A) LP   25,1002015-10-25 16:42:44
operated in between weekend activities - always love this contest with the short
exchange and everyone is so polite! but it always seems to run on a busy week
for me.
 
NW3H   SOAB HP   333,3332015-10-25 16:43:32
Bad week, bad month, bad year. I have my amp back. That is the only good thing!
I had a failure with my 80/40 meter dipole and no time to fix before the
contest. Sorry to my FRC brothers for the poor score. Too much going on with
the kids and work. Better luck in CW. I am on radio hiatus until then. 73 de
NW3H
 
K7MY   SOSB(A)/10 HP   53,5922015-10-25 16:46:45
Great conditions on 10 mtrs EU, JA, SA, Etc. Limited time was only problem.

Kenwood TS-990, Tokyo Hy-Power 1KW, 3el SteppIR @ 55 feet.
 
PJ7PL(WA1ZAM)   SOAB Classic LP   339,3492015-10-25 16:47:30
well here my small score station is a buddistick and a k3s running around 90
watts really hard to hold a freq. with a moble whip and 90 watt ever time I
find a good freq some one come in and steals it but it was fun
 
OQ5M(ON5ZO)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   191,3812015-10-25 16:52:15
I made another 300 Q on 15 and 200 Q on 10 just for a few fast hours to the USA.
That's the only time I like SSB.
I wasn't in the mood for 48h / SOAB. I didn't expect the higher bands to be so
good. I thought they'd be almost dead like a few weeks ago. And SSB on 40 isn't
my thing, so SB80 it was.
Mostly EU. Virtually nothing from the east. A few Arabian calls in the log but
no far east or JA. Good propagation into central and north America but it is
easier in CW. I guess people spent more time above 4MHz and who can blame
them...
In retrospect a SB15 would have been the way to go here.
- Franki ON5ZO / OQ5M
 
W6SX   SOAB(A) HP   17,4802015-10-25 16:52:45
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, N1MM+
 
VE5KS   SOSB/20 LP   103,6252015-10-25 16:53:21
Had a lot of fun. I was able to work most of what I could hear.

Thanks for all the Q's and looking forward to the CW portion next month.

73's

John
VE5KS
 
KBØEO   SOSB(A)/10 HP   93,8252015-10-25 16:54:06
I posted a limited operation this year - too many other irons in the fire. 10
meters was open, but not as good as the past couple of years.

The only goal was to hit 30 zones and 100 countries.

I ended up chasing 4U70UN on various bands - got them on everything except 20
m.

As usual, a lot of MWA stations cracking the pileups.
 
W4QNW   SOSB/80 HP   30,9682015-10-25 16:54:16
always a challenge to work this contest with a stealth dipole.
all systems worked perfect FT1000MK5 CAROLINA WINDOM@65' and
special thanks to TERRY AA1VA for his perfect work on my SB220
From Hilton Head, SC no activity in scandinavia, eastern med, russia, asia
great fun...see you all in the p/ups
 
W1EQ   SOAB(A) HP   178,1602015-10-25 16:55:07
K3, KPA500
3 Element Steppir
160 Inverted L with KAT500 for 40 and 80.
 
KØKX   SOAB(A) HP   3,982,4402015-10-25 16:56:14
Always good when 10 meters plays nice
 
N4TL   SOAB HP   465,9722015-10-25 16:56:53
N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5251.0
 
AB8M(@KB8O)   SOAB(A) LP   1,115,0282015-10-25 16:59:18
Ran one of the radios at KB8O remote on the 1600 foot loop. Low power in a DX
contest can be a grind, especially on the low bands (or especially because I've
been spoiled in the last few contests running power). Overall, happy with the
results but would have liked a bit better on 40 and 80. Almost entirely a
search and pounce operation for the duration. Nice opening to JA in the last 2
hours of the contest. Thanks everyone for the Q's and hope to catch you in the
logbook on the next one! 73 de AB8M, Doug.
 
NØECK   SOAB Classic LP   210,6542015-10-25 17:01:52
CQWWSSB Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2015-10-24

CallSign Used : N0ECK
Operator(s) : N0ECK

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : NON-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 4
Gridsquare : EN24AH

Name : Cory
Address : 113 W. High St.
City/State/Zip : Russell MN 56169
Country : United States

ARRL Section : MN
Club/Team : Minnesota Wireless Assn
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5251.0

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
1.8 6 8 3 2
3.5 17 35 11 9
7 28 66 15 17
14 97 260 19 52
21 105 285 19 57
28 70 192 14 31
Total 323 846 81 168


Score : 210,654
 
VE3BR   SOSB/80 LP   31,6412015-10-25 17:04:49
Radio: Ten-Tec Jupiter
Antenna: DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band Vertical
Software: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5251.0
 
AA3B   SOAB(A) HP   4,769,9282015-10-25 17:07:16
7361 QSO points.
 
N9DFD   SOAB(A) HP   582,4162015-10-25 17:07:24
N9DFD's Contest Summary Report for CQ-WW
Created by N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log
Version 4.8 www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 593
Total Points = 582,416

Operating Period: 2015/10/24 00:00 - 2015/10/25 23:53


Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
80 0 4 0 4 1
40 0 80 0 80 13
20 0 148 0 148 25
15 0 188 0 188 32
10 0 173 0 173 29
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 593 0 593 100



Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
585 99
AK 4 1
HI 4 1

Total = 2


Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
Spain 43 7
Brazil 40 7
Canada 35 6
Federal Republic of Germany 21 4
Italy 18 3
Slovenia 18 3
Poland 16 3
France 14 2
Morocco 13 2
Croatia 12 2
England 12 2
Venezuela 12 2
Argentina 11 2
US Virgin Is. 11 2
Netherlands 10 2
Portugal 10 2
Serbia 10 2
Sicily 10 2
Hungary 8 1
Dominican Republic 7 1
Finland 7 1
USA 7 1
Aruba 6 1
Azores 6 1
Bonaire 6 1
Bulgaria 6 1
Canary Is. 6 1
Chile 6 1
Cuba 6 1
Czech Republic 6 1
Ireland 6 1
Puerto Rico 6 1
Colombia 5 1
Mexico 5 1
Slovak Republic 5 1
Uruguay 5 1
Alaska 4 1
Antigua & Barbuda 4 1
Barbados 4 1
Belgium 4 1
Curacao 4 1
European Russia 4 1
French Guiana 4 1
Hawaii 4 1
Iceland 4 1
Madeira Is. 4 1
Martinique 4 1
Saint Barthelemy 4 1
Switzerland 4 1
Turks & Caicos Is. 4 1
Aland Is. 3 1
Andorra 3 1
Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 1
British Virgin Is. 3 1
Costa Rica 3 1
Cyprus 3 1
Ecuador 3 1
Estonia 3 1
Japan 3 1
Kaliningrad 3 1
Latvia 3 1
Montserrat 3 1
Nicaragua 3 1
Panama 3 1
Paraguay 3 1
Romania 3 1
St. Kitts & Nevis 3 1
Sweden 3 1
Ukraine 3 1
Australia 2 0
Austria 2 0
Balearic Is. 2 0
Belarus 2 0
Bermuda 2 0
Cape Verde 2 0
Corsica 2 0
Israel 2 0
Lithuania 2 0
Luxembourg 2 0
Mariana Is. 2 0
Montenegro 2 0
New Zealand 2 0
Norway 2 0
San Andres & Providencia 2 0
Scotland 2 0
St. Lucia 2 0
Trinidad & Tobago 2 0
Wales 2 0
Asiatic Russia 1 0
Belize 1 0
Ceuta & Melilla 1 0
Crete 1 0
Denmark 1 0
El Salvador 1 0
Guadeloupe 1 0
Guatemala 1 0
Isle of Man 1 0
Jamaica 1 0
Northern Ireland 1 0
Peru 1 0
Saint Martin 1 0
Sint Maarten 1 0
South Africa 1 0
St. Helena 1 0
Turkey 1 0

Total = 105


Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
EU 305 51
NA 129 22
SA 108 18
AF 31 5
AS 10 2
OC 10 2

Total = 6


Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

CQ Zone Total %
------- ----- ---
14 149 25
15 133 22
08 65 11
11 43 7
09 39 7
33 24 4
04 18 3
13 16 3
20 16 3
07 14 2
05 12 2
03 11 2
16 9 2
12 6 1
06 5 1
01 4 1
10 4 1
31 4 1
40 4 1
02 3 1
25 3 1
27 2 0
30 2 0
32 2 0
35 2 0
19 1 0
36 1 0
38 1 0

Total = 28
 
K7EG   SOAB(A) HP   200,6132015-10-25 17:07:40
Splendid conditions. Op time 24 hours. Pleased with new IC-7851 performance.
Jim K7EG
 
W2IRT   SOAB(A) HP   3,300,7052015-10-25 17:07:52
First major contest with the K3 and what a big difference. Radio and computer
were flawless, antennas and rotor performed well and I spent an extra two hours
in the chair than usual. I did have a small amp problem; when I put the K3S into
"Tune" mode on 10m the fuses in the AL-1200 blow, even at low drive.
If I whistle or use CW it's fine. <shrug>. Good to know but not a big
deal.

What was very evident from the get-go was how much improved the station is
after the full internal rewiring job I did over the summer. I'd wanted to
replace the feedlines and rotor cable this fall but I just didn't have the
budget for it. Next year for sure.

Propagation was good on the upper bands, 40 was decent too, but 80 was kinda
lousy, especially on Friday night. It improved a bit on Saturday. I didn't even
bother with 160.

All in all a good contest but I think this may be my last serious effort as a
single-op; I want to go M/S here if I can get ops to venture this far into
North Jersey. See everyone next month in CQWW-CW as VE3THX from Toronto. GO
FRC!
 
KD9MS   SOAB LP   584,5022015-10-25 17:07:54
Uh, the bands didn't seem down to me! Once again, we make our own propagation!
73, Craig KD9MS

P.S. There are trees growing into my 80M antenna as the 80M score shows.
 
K7ABV   SOAB HP   372,4002015-10-25 17:08:00
had a fun time again, all s and p...never called a single CQ....my fall season
has been ugly with some nasty health issues...so I really enjoyed sitting in
front of the radio with good conditions most of the time...my health is on the
mend, slow, but, hopefully getting better...I have a ways to go yet...thanks
for all the q's and great to be able to give a few points out along the
way..radio still rocks...eric K7ABV
 
W1KQ   SOAB(A) HP   287,7422015-10-25 17:08:02
Can't wait for the CQWW CW
 
WW2YC   M/2 HP   3,721,6482015-10-25 17:09:18
Good job guys. One op with an abcessed tooth ..... one guy with a headache and
no eyesight.
 
PP1CZ   SOAB(A) HP   444,2652015-10-25 17:10:13
Thank you all for the contacts.
See you on CW edition.
Best 73 from PP1CZ - Leo.
 
WT2P   SOAB(A) LP   49,9722015-10-25 17:10:51
Only 9 hrs out of the 48 due to outside events beyond my control. Was pleasantly
surprised that 10M performed so well on Sunday.

WT2P
 
3D2KM(W6ZL)   SOAB Classic LP   17,7942015-10-25 17:10:56
Was traveling back from A35KL operation when contest started, so limited time
for this one. Thanks to all for hearing my call.

Elecraft K3 @ 100W, vertical dipole, N1MM+ Logger

Bula vinaka vakalevu

73,
Dave
3D2KM / A35KL / W6ZL
 
N8SBE   SOAB Classic LP   173,2252015-10-25 17:11:07
Bands were in great shape. 10 Meters was full up past 28.6 MHz when open. My
only struggle was on 40 Meter, where I have a ZS6BKW G5RV up about 35 feet,
oriented N/S. It's a good performer state-side on 80 and 40 Meters, but not
very helpful with my barefoot signal against the big guns on 40 going for the
DX. The DX was quite strong to me on receive, with better than S9 signals from
EU in the evenings, but the pileups were so fierce, I couldn't make myself
heard. On the other hand, my 2 el. quad at 40+ feet runs circles around a lot
of stations even though I run exclusively without an amplifier. Very
satisfying antenna. Only got a chance to work about 13 hours this contest.
Maybe I'll have more time next time.

73,

-- Dave, N8SBE
 
CB3W(@CE3WW)   M/2 HP   4,372,1192015-10-25 17:11:18
SEE YOU NEXT CONTEST...

VIVA EL FAIR PLAY!!!!!
 
P49Y(AE6Y)   SOAB Classic HP   7,117,7552015-10-25 17:11:22
Having really enjoyed the 24-hour "classic" version of CQWW last year
in CW, I decided to do it again in phone. Last year it was a social issue --
my family was on the island with me for Thanksgiving, and I wanted to spend
more time with them and less on the air or as a zombie after the contest. This
year I was by myself, but the idea of celebrating one's 70th birthday (Sunday)
alone is bad enough without the concomitant hallucinations and fatigue that go
with a full-blown effort in this contest. It also leads to a certain
simplification of transport; for example, I could simply use the resident shack
K3, without having to bring down my own for a second radio.

An interesting question is what strategy to use to pick your 24 hours. Last
year, I just basically operated the first half of the contest, since I wanted
to be free on Sunday, but this year I had no such constraints. However, I ended
up basically doing the same thing but reserving about 3 1/2 hours for Sunday. I
got on briefly at our sunrise to try to work some Asian DX on 40 and again
briefly on 10 in the local morning, then spent the remaining hours in the high
rate periods on 10 and 15 roughly from 1730 to 2100Z. Not sure that was
optimal, but it was fun!

Conditions seemed to be quite good on the high bands. 40 was OK, 80 was noisy
and 160 so noisy as to be virtually unusable (and one of the impediments of
only using one radio is the difficulty of checking on other bands while running
a pileup. This is easier to do on CW, even with one radio, but it is much more
difficult to manage your run frequency on phone).

As usual the house is in great shape and all the equipment worked, even our 91B
into which we had to put a replacement transformer last month. Thanks to
co-owner John, W6LD, and frequent user Ed, W0YK, for their efforts, and to Cris
and Jean-Pierre (P43C and P43A) for their house maintenance.

Aruba was well represented in this contest, not only by myself and fellow
visitors P40W (W2GD) and P40A (KK9A), but also by Aruban newly minted contester
Lisandro, P43L, who is very enthusiastic about this aspect of the hobby and
seemed to be having a ball.

73, and thanks for all the Qs.
Andy, AE6Y, P49Y

Rig: K3, Alpha 91B
Ant: 2 el 10, 5 el 15, 4 el 20, 2 el 40, 1 el 80, vert dipole 160, C31,
beverages
software: CQPWIN

Full writeup will be on www.arubaqth.com
 
K6GHA   SOAB LP   403,1502015-10-25 17:11:27
Had a lot of distractions this weekend. Had a great time Sunday with the 10m
opening and enjoyed 15m as well. Wish I could have broke the pileup for VU2,
but that wasn't in the cards. However, still had fun reaching 31 or the 40
zones.
 
A71CV(@A71CO)   M/M HP   24,620,0802015-10-25 17:12:38
TNX TO ALL FOR QSOs
73'S
de A71BX
 
WJ2D   SOAB(A) HP   1,802,1222015-10-25 17:12:54
The bands were in great shape here. I could not find a place to park so I just
did the hunt and peck routine. See you in the CW test!
 
AL9A   SOAB(A) HP   974,7162015-10-25 17:13:13
Woof! SSB contests are tough. Too hard on the ears and voice. Pretty good
conditions all weekend except for Sat. night on 40M into EU. Loud signals
coming in from EU, but none could hear me calling. Stupid Aurora!

Did much better than last year despite lower solar conditions. More butt in the
chair time was the difference. Got some good ones - VU2, ZS6 and JY2A (I hope!).
Looking forward to the next CW contest!
 
KQØC   SOAB(A) HP   1,528,3202015-10-25 17:13:24
I had a terrible cold and no voice so I did it assisted, all search and pounce
and mostly with recorded voice. Conditions seemed ok.
 
SM6Y(SM6DER)   SOAB LP   302,8042015-10-25 17:13:58
great condx!
 
VA3EC   SOAB LP   46,9482015-10-25 17:14:00
The microphone still works.
 
K6LRN   SOSB/15 HP   82,2282015-10-25 17:14:32
Thanks for the Qs.
No Z 2, 21, 22, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39...oh well.
 
AB2E   SOAB(A) HP   357,7402015-10-25 17:14:50
Rig: Icom 756 Pro III/ SPE Expert 1.3K-FA
Antennas:
160 Inverted L
75M Inverted L
40m Delta Loop
20-10M G5RV.

Many family things interfered with the contest this weekend (Juvenile Diabetes
5K Walk on Sunday morning, and other things both Sat and Sun).

Basically limited to a couple hours each night and Sunday afternoon.
All S&P, tried some CQs but could not get anything going.
However, very often I got the station on first or second call with S&P.

Finally put up a dedicated 75m inverted L. This worked great. I have just 4
elevated tuned radials at the moment (insulated #12 wire).
Just before the contest the 20m Delta Loop developed a high SWR, so used the
G5RC for 20m as well as 15m and 10m. It worked quite well, signals were very
strong, and I easily cracked the pileups, especially Africa and Caribbean.

The high point was the flawless performance of the new amp. SPE Expert 1.3K-FA.
I bought this to use on dxpeditions but it's working so great at home I may use
it for both. I especially like the USB interface with a clone of the amp's
front panel in a resizable window which can be resident alongside N1MM+. Great
to watch what is going on in your amp while operating.

OK, thanks for all QSOs, and I'll see you on from VE3RZ in CQWW CW.

73 Cheers,
Darrell AB2E
 
VP2V/N3DXX   M/S HP   6,279,6782015-10-25 17:15:04
Another FD op.
Issues with amps, low band antennas and QRN, but we had fun.
Thanks to all that called us.

Rig: IC756proII, AL811/400w.
2ele tribander at 50 ft, 40/75 Inv V @ 60 ft, 160m Inv L.
 
P33W   M/S HP   27,119,0962015-10-25 17:15:15
heavy T-storms and static throughout weekend
 
S56A   SOAB(A) LP   924,1602015-10-25 17:15:24
Great condx but I had some tech problems after a long time! FT-1000MP has
reduced power on 10 and 15 m bands. Traped dipole didn't work on 160 m so late
fix of enclosed vertical on Sunday evening. Congrats to 9A1A and CN2AA on 6
bands!

73 de Mario, S56A
 
W4DXX   SOAB(A) HP   1,676,2852015-10-25 17:16:20
99% S&P part-time effort, 4-bands only. Propagation was better than
expected at beginning of contest even though flux numbers did not show it. 10m
was in best shape all year. It opened over the pole on Sunday nicely with a
S9+20 report from VU-land. Signals out of SE Asia were weak however in the
evening on 10m. 15m was a money band as the rotor got a workout on the
sidearm. 20m was excellent at sunrise /sunset and stayed open during the
night. Some LP VK's on 20m were very loud. Did not operate 40m much since it
was so crowded and noisy compared to CW band. Only operated 40 a few hours
Saturday night. Enjoyed hitting my target of 100 countries on 20/15/10 and
almost made it on 40. The participation was good with many more BY stations
this time. Logged about 20 BY unique calls. Thanks to all the guys that got
on just to hand out a few Q's from those not so common QTH's and weathering the
pile ups.

Eric / W4DXX
 
W6RW   SOSB(A)/40 HP   81,2162015-10-25 17:17:56
Decided to go Single Band 40 Meters because my 43 foot DX Engineering vertical
works best on 40 meters. It worked a lot better than I thought that it would
(but I still miss having yagis). My QTH used to be quiet but there is a new
noise source that runs between S7 and S9. That made it hard to get good rates
when I was running. I could copy a lot of them below the noise level but when I
was running, I could hear a mass of signals down far enough where I could not
copy them. I need to find out where this new source of noise is coming from.
Overall I had a great time and am looking forward to CQWW CW.
 
KG9Z   SOSB(A)/80 LP   5,8282015-10-25 17:18:25
Slow start. Seem no prop. to EU. Early morning both days were good.
 
KX7L   SOAB HP   23,2652015-10-25 17:18:45
Just casually chasing new ones this time. Having some extra power definitely
makes it a bit easier. Did snag one ATNO - somehow I'd never worked St. Barts
before. Nice to see 10m so lively.
 
K2RD   M/S HP   3,759,1362015-10-25 17:19:05
Reunion with W1CU from old Connecticut M/2 days. Had great fun proving out new
Nevada station. All seems to be working! Thanks to all for the QSOs.
 
K9MU   SOAB(A) LP   541,5122015-10-25 17:19:32
I had the weekend off to operate at W0AIH, but due to station equipment
failures, Paul did not run a multi-op. This was my first time operating from
home in a DX contest. It was all S&P with 100 watts of power and I focused
on collecting mults. I was very surprised to get DXCC on 15m! The low bands
were terrible...

Elecraft K3 @ 100w
F12 C4SXL @ 50 feet
80m Dipole apex @ 50 feet

73,

Justin, K9MU
 
PQ5B(@PP5CFS)   M/S HP   11,055,3522015-10-25 17:20:21
 
KC2ASA   SOAB Classic LP   12,6962015-10-25 17:20:23
First time, that was intense.
 
K3SEN   SOAB(A) HP   164,3202015-10-25 17:20:51
Didn't get much time. Wow, I think my antenna is bad for CW, SSB is much worse!
Can't wait for the CQ WW CW. Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN
 
NØUJJ   SOAB LP   47,3342015-10-25 17:20:52
That was fun! Wish I had more time. 100w into a grnd vertical and 10m yagi at 20
feet. 10m was great!
thanks for the Q's--Tim
 
W2YC   M/2 HP   3,721,6482015-10-25 17:21:15
Good job guys. One op with an abcessed tooth ..... one guy with a headache and
no eyesight.
 
KC9EE   SOAB LP   10,1322015-10-25 17:21:16
Very PT. Wish I had had more time.
 
W2GDJ   SOAB(A) HP   1,800,5882015-10-25 17:21:17
FT-920 , AL-1200 , Wires 40 and 80 at 50 feet. Telrex TB6EM beam on 50 ft.
tower.
 
W6YI   SOAB(A) HP   1,576,2602015-10-25 17:21:24
Just a part time effort. It was nice to see 15 open and long path on 40. Thanks
for all the contacts.
 
NØKQ   SOSB/15 HP   10,4502015-10-25 17:22:08
I had to do some antenna work in the 2nd afternoon but got the problem fixed. It
was fun and I was surprised at some of the stations I was able to work. I didn't
hear any Russians from this new QTH. the band (15m) held up pretty well
throughout the daylight hours.
 
N6RO   SOSB(A)/80 HP   20,0852015-10-25 17:22:16
The primary effort at Radio Oakley was K3EST: 1991 Qs, 38 zones, 148 countries,
1.002 million pts.

I put in more time than planned, enduring absorbed conditions both nights (only
two EUs). A nice surprise came just after sunrise Sunday AM, a burst of new
mults: VK, VK6, VR2, RW0 in zone 18, KH2, KH0, HL.

Made a few Qs on other bands, mostly NCCC expeditioners and other buddies.
 
KG4V(N1EN)   SOAB(A) LP   788,7362015-10-25 17:22:33
Phone contests aren't as much fun as CW contests when you're low power and have
modest antennas. As the solar cycle winds down, I need to start getting in the
habit of getting a seat at a better station for phone tests.

Fewer Q's than last year, but more mults generating a higher claimed score.

Absorption was somewhat high, and the effects of the CME were certainly
noticeable from a little pistol perspective. But still, the bands were open
and that's a good thing.

Still have some ergonomics to work out before the main event next works.

Station:
2 K3's
Hexbeam @ 7m
40m Delta Loop
80m Carolina Windom @ 20m
160m Carolina Windom @ 12m
 
N5XJ   SOAB(A) HP   1,527,2322015-10-25 17:23:46
Weather was perfect for this contest. Steady rain with NO lightning
made for exceptionally quiet listening all weekend. Mostly S/P and
a few run times , operated /ASSISTED and the band map keep me busy.
Only one main antenna so hard to try and run much .. It has been right
at a year since the SteppIR DB18E was placed on the tower and it
finally got the workout it needed. 73 es thanks for QSOs. Mike N5XJ
 
KB3LIX   SOAB LP   175,9742015-10-25 17:26:17
I knew going into this one it would not be a great effort
on my part. I rapidly get tired of the over-processed, distorted
audio in phone contests.
The distortion makes my ears BLEED !
 
E7DX(@E77DX)   M/S HP   15,445,2902015-10-25 17:26:37
Bura boys (9a1p) and jager boys (e7dx) joined forces this year, leaving Dave
9a1un @ home to compete in SOAB.

After 24 hours 4800 QSOs in the log, we were 900K pts ahead of 4O3A winning
score from 2014....but the contest lasts 48hrs..... jebiga.

Sunday was a different story. Hard work, slow rates but blue skies and great
company. Congrats to EI7M (who appear in need of some technical assistance to
get their score online... (can we help John?))...and IR4M who, as always, kept
us on our toes.

Thanks to all who called us
and CU in CW leg!

team E7DX
powered by DXLog.net
 
SP9GFI   SOAB(A) LP   256,8102015-10-25 17:27:36
IC 706 MK 2G, ant. delta 84m all band
 
VE3CV   SOAB(A) LP   1,127,6162015-10-25 17:28:13
Amazing conditions! 10 was hopping most times. I know I should RUN but just
have to spin the dial, so all S&P except a run on 160m to generate some
activity. Highlight was working CN2AA on 160 phone with 100W and no receive
antenna. Missed Activated Zones 23,28,29 and for WAZ. Nada active in 26 and 34.
Lots of fun and lots of great OPs...some need to work on their mic audio and
DVK files...too clipped! Now to recover my voice. Owe to XYL big time for
wasting a sunny Sunday. Thanks for the Qs.
73 Jeff VE3CV

Yaesu FT-1000MP (ca 1995) with 2.0 SSB filters.
5 Band DXE Hexxbeam at 15m
80m doublet for 40,80,160m
GAP DX Voyager vertical for 160,80,40m
N1MM plus worked great as usual. Thanks to the team.
 
N2SQW   SOAB(A) LP   1,625,0252015-10-25 17:28:14
This was the first time I tried low power in this contest. NEVER AGAIN! It was a
25% drop in QSOs from HP last year, and my voice is gone from repeated calling
in "search and pounce". Back to using the amp in next year's contest.
Still fun, but exhausting.
 
WW4LL   M/S HP   6,681,8122015-10-25 17:29:05
If those here this weekend didn't learn something from working with these two
veterans, N4PN and K4BAI, then they missed a great opportunity. It was great
having this team here, Paul, John, Jeff and Gordon.

I don't know where to start but we didn't expect the Asia and 10/15 openings to
be this good, but it was a pleasant surprise and the fun factor went way up. We
generally don't participate in Live Scores but did this weekend. We were most
intrigued by the great horse race between Craig's team, K9CT and Rick's team,
NQ4I in their M2 race. It was back and forth from the beginning and was great
fun to watch. Any way the final outcome shakes out, it was great competition
to watch live.

Thanks to everyone that worked us!

73'...Fred, WW4LL
 
N4DU   SOAB(A) HP   300,8102015-10-25 17:29:48
500w into A3S at 45 ft and Inv-L up 60 ft with K3s. Thanks for the qso's.

Jim
 
S51A(@S53APR)   M/S HP   5,918,9582015-10-25 17:30:17
Nice contest, very very nice team...

Score is higher as hoped :D

Hear you in next contest!

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
1,8 47 54 5 37
3,5 610 728 15 74
7 646 1260 28 105
14 913 1896 35 135
21 868 1849 38 136
28 701 1782 34 140
Total 3785 7569 155 627
Score: 5.918.958
1 Mult = 4,8 Q's

Best 73 de Lovro - S50LD
 
N2MM   SOAB(A) HP   4,389,7622015-10-25 17:31:13
SSB....UGH


Thanks for the qsos.........
 
N1DC   SOAB Classic LP   245,3782015-10-25 17:31:16
This was a 100% S&P effort with limited hours. Glad 10M opened up. I spent
most of my time on 10/15/20. Very tough on the ears compared to CW
contesting.

Station: TenTec Omni 7 @ 100W, Heil ProSet Plus with HC4 element
Antennas: 4 element Triband yagi at 30ft, 80/40 dipoles, 160M inverted L
Computer: Win 7 PC running N1MM

Highlights:
Breaking pileups on the first try (that DX setting on the Heil HC4 really
works)
Working WL7E on 20M for a double mult with 2 minutes to go

Thanks for the QSO's.

73 Rick N1DC
 
N4BCD   SOAB(A) HP   459,6802015-10-25 17:31:45
Part mostly daytime effort. TS-990S, Alpha 91B, Tri-bander at 65' with a 15m
trap going bad. Ladderline fed doublet at 60' pointed NE for 40m.

Glad the A-index was below the Flux number for this one. 73, Mark N4BCD
 
N6AR   SOAB(A) HP   2,911,1612015-10-25 17:32:18
Couldn't Believe how well 10 opened after the long, sad, summer of poor
propagation! The multipliers were bountiful; and it was a great contest.
 
K4AB   SOAB HP   4,597,0082015-10-25 17:32:59
What a pleasant surprise this was! Was expecting punky
conditions, but the Sun cooperated for the contest.

It was a ton of fun!

73,
Larry K4AB
 
W7WHY   SOAB(A) HP   77,2162015-10-25 17:33:15
Not a 'phone operator here, but this was kinda fun.

Had a job to do Saturday and grandsons birthday so pretty much shot that day.


Thanks for all the Q's and think there will be some big scores with the good
conditions. 73
Tom W7WHY

TS-450SAT + AL-811H ~500 watts
40 meter delta loop
20 meter HB 2-el monobander at 25 feet
15 meter delta loop
10 meter HB 2-el monobander at 15 feet

N1MM Logger+
 
NT1K   SOAB(A) HP   1,267,2002015-10-25 17:36:10
First major contest with a beam from home.
Tons of fun, all time new DX and will need to improve antennas for 80 and 40
 
AE7DW   SOAB(A) LP   46,1252015-10-25 17:36:28
TX: FT897 @ 100w
ANT: JTV680 @ ~25'(rooftop)
LOGGER: N1MM (classic)
 
K3EST(@N6RO)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,002,3542015-10-25 17:36:32
Saturday conditions better than Sunday, esp. to EU.
Thanks to 450 EUs, 880 JAs!
 
W3GVX   SOAB(A) HP   520,9382015-10-25 17:37:37
All contacts search and pounce.
 
NE7D   SOAB Classic HP   50,5202015-10-25 17:38:43
Not really a SSB op, but did my duty for the club! Was off and on, picking a
different band each time -- condx seemed good.

K3 + that mic thingy + KPA500 + N1MM+ + DB18E

Tnx for the Q's
Rock NE7D
 
KQ6P   SOAB LP   203,8952015-10-25 17:39:04
Just a low power operation with a hexbeam @ 21 feet. Couldn't work some of the
stations like A73A but it was still fun to be in the hunt. Thanks to Jeff N6GQ
for sending me an email reminding me that it was on this weekend as I had been
totally preoccupied with other matters and had lost track of the event.
I bettered last years score and that is good. Thanks to all who were patient
with me as I know it wasn't easy hearing me at times. All the best and 73 from
Ca.
 
VA6MA   SOSB(A)/15 HP   113,2262015-10-25 17:39:38
no India from pile up over pole. Shucks tnx oh8x for being there
 
K2QPN   SOAB(A) HP   364,7642015-10-25 17:40:13
Very nice to have 10m open. 80 and 40 seemed poor. On Sunday morning the band
switch on my TL922 skipped a cog. Had to use the KPA500.
 
N9OK   SOAB HP   488,7182015-10-25 17:40:52
Wow! The band conditions were excellent. This was a really fun contest!
 
K4BAI   SOAB HP   8,9242015-10-25 17:41:05
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX. I spent most of the contest at the M/S
station of WW4LL. Thanks, Fred, for the hospitality. I got on from home for a
few QSOs at the end. Was impressed with signals from Zone 24 stations on 15M
in the last half hour of the contest. Thanks for the QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
 
KE4VH   SOAB Classic LP   54,5102015-10-25 17:42:15
Didn't have much time to operate, but made the most of my time on the air thanks
to the fact that 15 and 10 meters were wide open. Half all my contacts were on
ten. Don't know what I'll do when the sunspots go away.
 
N7IR   SOAB LP   873,2522015-10-25 17:44:41
That was another fine shot of 10 meter propagation from the sunspot cycle that
won't quit. I hope the sun and ionosphere play together this nicely during the
CW weekend. As usual, thanks to our East Asian contesting comrades for making
this an enjoyable weekend from the left coast.

The only station I swept the bands with was PJ2T, so they are hearing well as
usual. Hope to work many of you from there during the CW weekend.

Thanks for the contacts and your patience.

73
Gary, N7IR
 
CE2MVF   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,081,9942015-10-25 17:45:11
Thank for all qsos :)
 
W1UE(@W1KM)   SOAB(A) LP   4,304,6012015-10-25 17:45:22
I actually had a good time in a phone contest! Almost everything worked,
including propagation for the most part. 10M was very good, 15M was very good,

80 was ok and 160M was bad. I heard a few Europeans in the first 2 hours of
the contest, and after that they went away. A gentle whooshing sound was on
the band and, other than a short time around European sunset, I couldn't hear
any of them on 160M. I had heard that a CME was on its way, but it wasn't
supposed to hit until Sunday. Saturday was also bad on 160M; the only
Europeans I worked were right around their sunrise and even the Caribbean
stations were weak.

There was one station that was like a beacon on 160M- HK1NA. I could always
hear them. I don't know what they were using- or not using- for a Rx antenna,
or what their weather was, but they never heard me. I was only using 100watts,
and with the full size vertical in a salt water marsh that is usually enough,
but not this weekend.

Had 175 and 150 hours on 10M Sunday morning; lots of fun! Thanks to Greg W1KM
for the use of his great station. See you all from PY for CQWW CW, and from CX
for ARRL 160M, 10M RTTY, and ARRL 10. After that, some rest!

Dennis W1UE
 
K4PV   SOAB HP   1,563,7382015-10-25 17:46:00
FLex 6700, Alpha 9500, 3 High Stack of Multi-Band Yagis (20-15-10) and Two
Element Cushcraft 40 Meter Yagi modified as MOXON. A single 80 Meter Dipole.
 
KCØYFC   M/2 LP   7,3162015-10-25 17:46:09
First attempt at multi/2. Very modest station; two radios running barefoot
(FT897D-G5RV, FTDX1200-Vert). Part-time operation. It seemed nobody could hear
us Friday night. Extremely frustrating! Not even Canada or Mexico could hear
us. Started making some decent QSO's Saturday morning. We then discovered the
vertical antenna was damaged. Took a break until Sunday afternoon and finally
started making some QSOs.
 
N7NM   SOAB HP   730,5362015-10-25 17:46:19
Conditions here in the PNW were excellent for a change so put in much more time
than planned. The tuner for the vertical broke down after a few minutes so
gave up on the low bands. Mainly just a S&P effort - just not enough signal
to hold a freq. I always marvel at the skills of guys to pull me out of the
pileups when I could barely hear them.
73 and thanks everyone for the Q's!
Doug - N7NM
FT-1000mp
KW
Vert. + 2 ele Steppir @ 30ft
 
PS8ET   SOSB(A)/15 LP   27,9202015-10-25 17:46:57
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: PS8ET
CLUB: TERESINA DX GROUP
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 15M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 27920
OPERATORS: PS8ET
NAME: JOSE DE JESUS MOURA COSTA
ADDRESS: Q-25 C-17
ADDRESS: PARQUE PIAU?
ADDRESS-CITY: TERESINA
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: PIAUI
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 64025-090
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: BRAZIL
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5035.0
 
NE1B   SOAB HP   1,135,2502015-10-25 17:47:51
Late start, but enjoyed contacts with many friends around the world. Conditions
were better than expected.
 
KØBAK   SOAB LP   28,0802015-10-25 17:47:53
I never participated in the CQ WW SSB contest before, but thought I'd try today,
hoping maybe to log a QSO with one or two new DX countries. Given how popular
the CQ WW contests are, I expected to hear a lot of DX stations on the air
(assuming the bands were open), but what I DIDN'T expect was for many (> 50%
I think) of those DX stations to hear me. :-)

My low 40m doublet and 100w is not exactly a flamethrower on 10m, 15m, and 20m
where the action was today, but man it was fun getting replies from many of
those big DX stations. Ended up with 38 unique DXCC countries in my ~9 hours of
operating (according to N1MM anyway). Way exceeded my modest expectations.
 
ZM2IO(ZL3IO)   SOAB HP   4,436,8322015-10-25 17:48:02
That was my first real SOAB WWDX from New Zealand. In the past I always operated
with the ZM4T group but we're moving the station and were not ready for a multi
op activity. I got my tower back into the air only the day before the contest
... virtually in the last minute. But I did not get all antennas going so thee
was no 40m beam and only 2 hexbeams for 20m @ 9m height. It's seen in the score
and tells me where my potential for improvement is. Late but short 10m opening
into Europe (after midnight!)were a nice surprise. In general 10m was better
than expected. Speaking of 10m meter. I will never understand why the South
American stations don't have at least on beam pointing towards the Pacific on
10m. There are PY/CE/LU's everywhere on the band but purely focused on EU &
USA. I was tuning regularly up and down with the second receiver for mults but
could get only 1 x LU on 10m into the log!!! Guys there is life outside of EU
& USA as well.

Anyhow it was great fun and should be enough margin for a new New Zealand
record. Thank you all for the contacts
73 Holger, ZM2IO/ZL3IO

K3 + KPA500

160 m - dipole
80 m - dipole & vertical
40 m - dipole & vertical
20 m - 2 x hexbeam @ 9m (pointing to different directions)
15 m - 5L Yagi @ 18m, 2 x hexbeam @ 9m (pointing to different directions)
10 m - 4L Yagi @ 15m, 2 x hexbeam @ 9m (pointing to different directions)
 
KT8K   SOAB QRP   127,1942015-10-25 17:50:41
Propagation was very good here on Sunday, with 10m jumping. I don't know why,
but I had high QRN a lot and just couldn't be heard on any band on Friday
night, which is the first time I experienced that in years. Saturday wasn't
much better for me, and I really didn't get "into harness" until
Sunday. between 1000Z and 12:30Z I made a total of 3 QSO's, quite
discouraging, and I could hear EU on 10 and 15 long before they could hear me.
Once I got going on 10m, though, the fun started. Sometimes it took a lot of
repeats to get through, but once I figured out which mode of propagation was
working for me I could focus on calling stations in those areas where I could
be heard. For instance, Sunday afternoon TE propagation had CE's, Lu's and
PY's hearing my pipsqueak signal just fine while zone 8 and 9 QSO's were a lot
tougher. 10 and 15m had slow QSB so sometimes I just had to wait for a minute
to be heard - that worked a lot but slowed me down a bit.

A big kick was when CN3A threw "thanks for your song" into the
exchange. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNWZjzrzgwA) Thanks to all who've
enjoyed it. I LIVE for those hits!

I hope everyone else had at least half as much fun as I did, and I hope to put
you *all* in my log next time. Thanks to everyone who stuck with me through
the repeats. 73 & best rx de kt8k - Tim

equipment:
Tentec Orion I with WGA headset and
logging with N1MM+ on an ~ancient~ Dell inspiron 8200 laptop running XP
antennas:
- Cushcraft A3 driven element hung vertically at ~55 feet as a triband trap
dipole
- 20/40/80m 3-wire dipole in droopy-W form, feed point up about 45 feet
- ~500 foot horizontal loop zigzagging through trees from 15 to 60+ feet up,
fed with TV twin lead from an LDG Z-11 autotuner in the shack
 
K8GL   SOAB HP   941,2692015-10-25 17:51:43
I decided mid-week prior to the contest that only having a 20 meter 4 square was
not enough. On Friday I put up a pair of 2 el verts made out of #14 wire and
fiberglass pole supports for 15 and 10 meters. Each band was switchable
broadside/endfire and each of the verticals were over 2 raised radials

Yes, I guess it worked! I had a great time!

Congrats and thanks to all the expeditions and a special salute to the T42US
crew.

K8GL
 
SO4B(@SP4Z)   M/S HP   5,931,1622015-10-25 17:51:59
Mother propagation was good for Contest comunity this weekend
even CME on Saturday hit the Earth

Very good activity and I thing some all time records will brake

Best 73

Wes SP4Z
 
WØPAN   SOSB(A)/10 LP   19,8002015-10-25 17:55:15
Decided to go with Single band - 10 meters as I had more time for that one than
the other bands. The other bands were a struggle with the Vertical Antenna.
10 was in good shape and had some good Q's.
 
K7JQ   SOAB(A) HP   402,9622015-10-25 17:55:58
As usual, had to scratch and claw my way to Europe through the mid and eastern
USA, so missed a bunch of mults. New amp performed flawlessly...needed every
watt to cut through the heavy QRM. 95% S&P, with a couple of short JA runs.
Had fun, and looking forward to the CW portion (my favorite) next month. Thanks
for the Q's!
Icom IC-7600; Acom 1500; ground-mounted screwdriver antenna.

73, Bob K7JQ
 
VA7IR   SOSB(A)/15 LP   73,7602015-10-25 17:58:33
Suprise 15 was open pretty good. west coast always has a long way to work
europe.
need to get the grid zones to make points for us that have to shoot long
distance to help even the score up???
Thanks for those station that i worked and for those that heard me,,THANKS
73,s to all
Ken
 
KK9EJ   SOAB LP   47,4022015-10-25 17:59:53
Happy to see 10m get going Sunday morning, was on quite a run to Europe.
 
K5YAA   SOAB Classic HP   1,311,4882015-10-25 18:01:21
I realized near the end of the contest I was feeling like someone had been
beating on me with a greased two by four. SSB is a tough way to make a living
next to CW. I, like Eric, K7ABV am recovering from some health difficulties so
that added to some of the tired setting in I'm sure. Got me some wav files
prepared so at least I was spared some of the huffing and puffing.

Roughly 90% of my action was S&P as each time I tried to get a run going I
ended up walking or sitting down. It seemed the whole world was running in this
one as the bands were in great shape.

S(zero)0S really caused a major stir on 10 then he showed up on 20 meters. What
a pileup. I think that was the call sign. Had some trouble with several odd call
signs, maybe it was the way they were said. Appreciated the many who signed
their call regularly as it is a real pain, not using any kind of spotting
references, to wait until some of the ops signed. That was usually after they
were called out by one or two stations wondering who they just worked. I got
tired of waiting on several and shot my call at a handful just to get a worked
before from them. At least I got to move on along. I can understand the
mentality of run run run however so no complaints for the most part. Only a
handful really took advantage assuming everyone knew who they were hollering
at.

10 meters was a delight and got maximum spectrum use. Signals all the way to
28.900 on Sunday morning. I'm sure all enjoyed the opening both days. My Q
count on ten was better than any other band. I just kept coming back there all
day Sunday and continued to find fresh pickins. I never felt strong on 15 which
is usually my better band.

Many thanks to the folks who keep the WW contests going and take care of the
mountain of work afterwards. Also, a kudo, no several kudos to the N1MM group
for the utility of that program. I added the multiplier displays (Zones,
Countries) to the screen and found myself looking often at what zones I needed
on each band. Very nice work folks.

Here's hoping band conditions are as good the end of November when the
"real" contest is held.

73, Jerry K5YAA
Rig: K3, Alpha 9500, 8el 10, 6el 15, 6el 20, 3el 40 and Vees on 80 and 160.
 
W1SRD   SOAB(A) HP   256,6102015-10-25 18:03:15
Just having fun working DX. 10M was in good shape.
73,
Steve
W1SRD
 
K4LM   SOAB(A) HP   1,107,7802015-10-25 18:04:01
What a blast with 20m open 24 hours and 10m going strong from sun up to sun
down. Almost got DXCC on 20, 15, and 10m each. Wish I hadn't been sick all
week-end. It is hard to talk with a runny nose, hi hi.

Station = TS590S with LK500 to a TH-6DXX and EDZ cut for 40m for 160 thru 40m.
N1MM+ with HB i3 computer.
 
KV4LV   SOSB/20 LP   13,8512015-10-25 18:04:25
I'm officially a "rookie" for another month or so.

Wasn't able to run the full contest, but it was a VERY satisfying 3.5 hours.
20m was a feeding frenzy.

Tuner is dead, so running Yaesu 747 (100w) direct to a 40m off-center dipole.
 
VE9AA   SOAB LP   1,318,2902015-10-25 18:04:36
After being sick for more than 2 weeks I just didn't have enough gas left in
the
tank to do a full on iron pants 42-46hr session in this one.

So I did what I could and settled for the next best thing. The
"CLASSIC"....Settled might be a strong term as I have tried it
before
and always enjoyed it, but the WRTC points just aren't there if you only do 24
of 48 hours in this event.

I slept most of both nights and woke to miserable sinus headaches.

As a bonus, now my son is sick on the couch and is sipping some Neo Citrin
(hi)

In any case, I got to try SO2R "for real" and here are my comments
on
SO2R:

Well, after this weekend, this was my first, what I'll call "full bore,
full on, major contest" running true SO2R...

(well, as true as it can be running LP and very small antennas.). I would've
preferred CW, but it is what it is.

I have tried it in the small 1 hour CWT's and in WAG (which is 95% a S&P
event)

I did run a very little bit and did some dual S&P (no dual CQ's though,
which I will try in the really slow VHF contests)

My ears are still ringing from two different audio feeds into the ears,
swapping and putting in stereo as need be.

With LP I had a hard time on SSB getting people to notice me until the last 50
minutes, where I had a pretty good run of W. Eu and E. USA on 20m phone.
Figures.....I had run out of time (24 hours) and now the bands were open !
I have no idea if I was doing it right, nor how other contesters were doing.

Lots of the VE3 guys had big pileups and were pretty decent on backscatter



I fat fingered probably a dozen contacts as I learn all the keystrokes and
N1MM's ESM at the same time.

I also did my first full recording of the event as heard in my ears.
(I have already sent the log, but might listen to it once I recover just to
see
what I did right (and wrong )

It's "definitely different" for sure. I think it would be more
enjoyable for :

A big station with big antennas & power.

Slow Sunday afternoons for slightly smaller contests.

RAC Winter, ARRL SS, etc. and some NAQP\s, where you can run but have time
between QSO's

I ran the K5KA/N6TV CBS CABSTATS (log analyzer) after the contest on my log
and it said I had 188 band changes with 9.1% probable 2nd radio QSO's (cool!)

I don't know if 9.1% is good, but I sure wouldn't toss away 120 QSO's for the
fun of it, so I guess I'll take it !

Any thoughts, comments or questions on SO2R ?

Thanks for digging out my pipsqueak signal !

IC-7410 & HF9V
IC-746 & ZS6BKW

73 de Mike VE9AA
 
W1UJ   SOAB(A) LP   646,7672015-10-25 18:05:53
That was a blast!

This is the first time I can remember not doing the CQWW with the KB1H(sk)
team....... :(

Since all antennas are not 100% operational, I spent some chair time
engineering what I hope to be antenna improvements over the next year.

10m Was a blast. Working LP assisted, it was tough to run and beat the packet
piles. I did enjoy chasing new zones and countries that were spotted. I
enjoyed finding and spotting stations that were not on the band map.

K3(100) x 2
10m 3 el @9m fixed South
10-15-20 - 4el Steppir @ 23m Stuck NE/SW
40m 2el MOXON @ 27.5m stuck NE
80m 2el Vert Array
80m 160m OWL Fed 160m 1/2wl dipole at 100'/Tuner


Jay
 
AD8J   SOAB(A) HP   820,6382015-10-25 18:07:08
Normally I don't operate phone contests or assisted. However I decided to do
both as I wanted to see how using the bandmap function in Writelog worked. I
ended up enjoying it and was 100% S&P. Next time I'll have to join a M/M
team so I can crank the mic gain and compression wide open. Isn't it great to
be able to hear the other operators all yelling at once? There sure seemed to
be a lot of stations like that.
 
AA4LR   SOAB(A) LP   92,3802015-10-25 18:07:48
Antennas:
Cushcraft A3S/A743 at 15m high (40-10m)

Equipment:
Elecraft K3/100 w/ KAT3 running 100 watts

Comments:

Other weekend obligations kept me mostly away from the radio, but I did manage
to get a couple of hours in at the opening, a little Saturday morning, and then
the last three hours of the contest Sunday.

Bands sounded pretty good. 10m was open at the start and finish, and I assume
in between as well. Very little east-west propagation on 10m at the end, so I
suspect conditions may have worsened over the weekend.

Would have loved to try my had at some DX on 80m, but my 80m antenna was down!
The matching network I use to shunt feed my 15m tall tower is not behaving
properly. I came home from work on Friday and re-wound the 80m coil, but I
found this did not fix the problem. While I never did see the arcing, since it
matches fine at 5 watts, but fails with high SWR with about 20-25 watts, I
suspect the matching capacitor of the L network is arcing. The plates show
signs of corrosion, and that could well be where it starts.

Despite my efforts to fix it, with the shunt feed down, I made do by having
some fun on the other bands and handing out a few contacts.

Operated assisted so I could see spots. 100% S & P operation, I mostly
tuned down the band.

Next up for me is SS Phone. Hopefully, I have the 80m situation sorted by then.
 
V47JA   SOAB(A) HP   326,7602015-10-25 18:08:29
Just another day in paradise. Maximum fun, with minimal effort.
 
NR3X(N4YDU)   SOAB HP   5,065,5682015-10-25 18:08:29
Conditions held up! Nice to operate HP from home.

73,

Nate/N4YDU
 
N7AT(@K8IA/N7RQ)   M/2 HP   5,272,6882015-10-25 18:08:43
It is not seven straight years of Multi-Two fun from our humble N7AT single
tower station. The fun and friendships just keep getting better.

See you all next month in CQWW CW with some of the same staff from this month
and some additions too!

73, Bob K8IA
88, Sandy N7RQ
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
W7KAM   SOAB LP   15,5252015-10-25 18:10:38
Another part time contest for me. No new countries but I had fun for the most
part anyway. 100 watts into a G5RV up 20 foot.
 
KW9U   SOAB(A) LP   75,1642015-10-25 18:11:02
FTdx1200 G5RV

Bands were in great shape. I had a lot to do away from the shack on Sunday.
Made most contacts on Saturday.
 
W7VJ   SOAB(A) HP   182,4872015-10-25 18:11:51
Our annual M/S did not materialize due to a heavy work commitment that had me
working both days. A very modest effort as a result. Making a serious effort
in the CQ WW CW. Congratulations to the winners.

73

Andrew
 
N5RZ   SOAB Classic HP   970,7862015-10-25 18:14:29
Another CQWW SSB come and gone! SSB is tough on the ole Gator these days, but
after all, it is CQWW!

No real strategy.

Scattered 4.5 hours on 20M at the beginning, and Saturday Morning & early
afternoon between chores & other commitments. Never even listened on
another band. Condx were horrid here in West Texas. Had a social engagement
Saturday evening, and hen I got back out to the station, cycled back &
forth thru 40-80-160 from 0415-1120Z before I fell asleep. No RX antennas,
line noise & heavy QRN wore me out. Got up and operated 10-15-20M from
1605Z to the end. first 10M QSO was at 1605Z, and first 15M QSO was at 1705Z.
About 98% S&P. Just tuned tuned tuned the bands. I'll let all you Phone
animals do the running. Condx really seemed to perk up as Sunday went on.

Some cool DX and 6 band sweeps with HK1NA and PJ4Q.

Thanks to all for digging me out, and special appreciation to all you folks who
travel to all the exotic places!

73, Gator
 
K6YK   SOAB Classic HP   192,0752015-10-25 18:16:15
Got called out to work Saturday evening.
 
WS7L   SOAB(A) HP   84,2662015-10-25 18:17:30
Bands were exceptionally good compared to what we've seen in recent months. It's
nice to still have 10 meters.

73 & thanks for the Q's
Carl WS7L
 
VA7ST   SOAB(A) HP   1,337,3572015-10-25 18:18:54
31 hours. Didn't seem like I put in that much time, which indicates I had fun.

Three hours into the contest, my computer restared for a Windows update and
when I reopened N1MM the Telnet window opened. There went the unassisted
operation. So I used the fast-filling bandmap to help identify new mults as I
tuned around. Didn't want the help, but had to use it once I started.

Q total: second best
Score: third best
Mults: fourth best

Considering 10M never opened at all to Europe (CN2AA was the only contact
across the Atlantic), the mult count is okay but not great.

Using the cluster definitely helped add mults I might have missed otherwise,
but I found myself tuning around a lot more and being less productive.

When I did park, I had some very fun sustained stateside runs on 15M and 20M.
Should have run a lot more often.


Annual progress...
Qs Zone DX Score Indices Hrs Category
2015: 1701 96 247 1,337,357 SFI=106 A=10 K=1 31 HP Assisted
2014: 1562 87 176 907,876 SFI=217 A=11 K=2
2013: 1691 115 277 1,690,304 SFI=165 A= 2 K=1
2012: 1794 101 255 1,550,736 SFI=131 A= 4 K=1
2011: 1604 105 243 1,307,088 SFI=126 A= 4 K=2
2010: 1156 82 158 637,440 SFI= 86 A= 4 K=1
2009: 1030 61 130 434,525 SFI= 74 A=17 K=4
2008: 1080 73 154 559,101 SFI= 68 A= 1 K=0
2007: 349 54 97 123,367 SFI= 67 A=14 K=4
2004: 167 38 61 39,303
2003: 46 11 22 4,356
2002: 12 8 9 493


Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
1.8 3 2 1 2
3.5 115 230 7 8
7 251 526 15 27
14 432 1011 28 87
21 539 1303 27 83
28 361 827 18 40
Total 1701 3899 96 247
 
AE1T   SOAB(A) HP   301,6652015-10-25 18:19:20
Very limited operating time.
 
K6JEB   SOAB(A) HP   115,2802015-10-25 18:20:09
This was definitely a 10m contest for me . . . plenty of DX, plenty of room to
spread out and HEAR each other; plenty of stations to work there. Conditions
were actually quite nice, especially on 10m and 15m. 20m was in unusual form
for me, I was able to work European stations well into the day.

As usual, it's nice to hear so many of you when most of the time we just hear
each other in CW/RTTY.

Rig: Yaesu FT-857D
AMP: Ameritron ALS-500M running a cool 300watts.
Antennas: Cushcraft A3S up 10m and a Butternut HF9V ground-mounted vertical
with 83 radials.
Software: N1MM+

10m was AWESOME! So much fun to be had.

Thank you for a few new DXCC entities! Thank you for a couple new zones, and
thank you for a whole lot of fun!!!

No, I'm usually not a big fan of SSB contests (and after this weekend, I guess
now the cat's out of the bag . . . I own a mic or two, hi hi), but I will
DEFINITELY see you next year in CQWW SSB 2016! 73 (and KB to a few of you, you
know who you are, dit dit!)

73 de Jack, K6JEB
 
N9VPV   SOAB(A) LP   105,5232015-10-25 18:20:11
Planned on running SOLP Classic, part-time. With an uncertain amount of time
available for this one, I decided to go with SOLP Assisted. I'm glad I did, or
I wouldn't have notice 10M opening up, which is where I spent several hours
Sunday morning.
 
K5KG   SOAB(A) HP   3,168,9502015-10-25 18:20:56
Conditions were excellent. Much better than expected. Wx was dry and no storms
in the area.
 
KE4KMG   SOAB HP   24,8642015-10-25 18:23:35
No beams up, tower work, Alpha-Delta DX-LP Plus only
 
KØOU   SOAB(A) HP   1,013,8632015-10-25 18:25:25
Was sick all week and got out of bed to start the contest Friday evening. All my
recorded messages sounded ill, so even though I was better on Saturday, I still
sounded sick. Was tired all weekend and did not get quite as much time in the
test as I had hoped. On the bright side, Was able to fix a problem with RF in
the computer by using Ferrites- worked well and I had no issues running the amp
altho I kept it down to 800 watts all weekend. Lotsa neat contacts and fun. Tnx
all for being there. 73 K0OU
 
K3SW   SOAB HP   2,311,1002015-10-25 18:26:15
As we all were expecting, band condx were not so great. At the end of the
contest, there was nothing workable for most of the last two hours. 40M and 20M
were packed with US hams CQing hoping one more small fish would land in their
net!

Absolutely this was the most time I have spent in "the chair", 6.1
more hours than last year's CQ-WW-SSB and 3.6 more hours than my best effort in
any contest (last year's CQ-WW-CW). My total score was only 43,354 less than
last year as I have 81 fewer QSO. Also I spent 6.1 hours more in the chair. So
this was a more brutal contest.

In any case, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and at least I spent 6 more hours in
the chair. Good conditioning for CQ-WW-CW next month!

The rig and antennas played well, unlike last year when I had to find MM
stations to operate because my rotor was down.

Steve....Kilo 3 Scotch Whisky...Go FRC!....73!....
 
AB4B   SOSB(A)/15 HP   824,1662015-10-25 18:26:51
What can I say...extremely active and flush with opportunities.
Station performed as best it could with an OF behind the wheel.
Sure wish station had been back up to doing Multi-op this event but still
pasting things back together since arc n sparc event in Sept.
TNX for all the op's who participated as they made it all possible......

Tim, AB4B Toonersville, AL
 
NN4RB   SOAB(A) LP   308,7202015-10-25 18:29:03
Goal was to do better that the last two entries. Met my goal.

In 2013 I did a little over 100 contacts and it 2014 I had just short of 100
contacts. So, this year I wanted to do better as a goal. I started out with
the goal of 100 contacts for each band that I worked. I did not make it, but I
still did much better than before and a lot more time in the seat.
This was the first time that I really went assisted and I learned a lot. I
was really surprised went I clicked on a spotted multiplier in 40 meters and
found my radio go to split operation with me talking on a different frequency.
The real surprise came when I realized I was in the CW band, but only for
receive. Well, after I regained composure, I thought that was cool.

Later in the contest, there were quite a few of the DX stations split on 40
meters.
Some needed changes that I need to make:
Create an interface to change out headphones - one style gets irritable after
awhile.
Create a box for the foot switch, so that I can keep it where I want.
Get a new chair or have this one covered and padded. I am numb from sitting.

Rick
NN4RB

ICOM IC-756PRO III
(20, 15 and 10) Mosely TA-33jr, Ham IV @ about 40'
80/10 OCF dipole at about 44'
35' vertical on top of metal storage shed - Remote tuned (The vertical worked
better for DX)
TMC_ATS-2_Antenna Tuner at antenna
450' Beverage
 
NN7SS(K6UFO)   SOSB(A)/80 QRP   3602015-10-25 18:30:03
I traveled on Friday and got to the shack right at the bell. Spent
another half-hour getting setup. Not that it was urgent, 75m Phone
had only local ragchewers and nets for the first several hours. With
limited time and interest, I chose the category that the CQ WW SSB
Records page shows the USA had "no entry" so far: SO(A)QRP 80m.
My entry would have a chance at the USA Record!
Finally by 04z each night I could work a few Canadians, Thanks!
Midnight and sunrise allowed me to work Hawaii, Alaska and Japan.
And well, that's all I could work 80m QRP SSB. I could hear plenty
of DX, but unless they were S9 and no pileup I couldn't get through.
That's quite normal for QRP SSB :)

NN7SS (op K6UFO)

80m: Full wave Delta Loop at 80'
Kenwood TS-590s at 5 watts
SDR-IQ receiver and Spectravue software panadapter.
 
YY4KCV   SOAB Rookie LP   130,9622015-10-25 18:31:00
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: YY4KCV
CLUB:
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 10M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 130962
OPERATORS: YY4KCV
SOAPBOX: 12-06-2012
NAME: Marcos Corro
ADDRESS: P.o Box 2571
ADDRESS-CITY: Palo Negro
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: ARAGUA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 2117
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: VENEZUELA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.4457.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
K3MD   M/S HP   3,517,5922015-10-25 18:33:54
Overdrove final grids Sat. night but no permanent damage
 
KC4TEO   SOAB Classic LP   318,3842015-10-25 18:35:55
It was great that conditions were decent and that 20 meters had a good run to
Europe on Sunday afternoon. Too tired to endure the late hours to get the
extra Q's on 80/40 and missed Friday night and Saturday morning entirely.

Lots of fun, but still missed some of the DX which I usually encounter (i.e.
Pacific, Africa).

bob
KC4TEO
 
NØFCD   SOAB HP   139,3922015-10-25 18:39:03
Very casual, but fun contest amid fall outdoor chores. I spent a fair bit of
time playing around with some N1MM+ features that I hadn't used extensively
before. Good stuff.
 
K1LT   SOAB(A) HP   2,176,8362015-10-25 18:40:34
No goal this time other than to do more clicking and pouncing than
last year, and even this light goal was weak. I missed the first
couple of hours due to the Heliax acquisition mission which is part
of the new tower project. I promised to tell the new tower story
this time, but I am going to defer again until I actually use the
new tower in a contest.

I was very tired the first night and I found my signal to be
unbearably ineffective on 40 meters. So I quit early at 0400Z to
sleep.

When I returned Saturday morning, I got to the radio early enough
that the bands hadn't really begun to open as yet. At first I
thought conditions were very poor, but instead my memory of HF at
first light was very poor. The first day proceeded fairly normally
and by evening I had nearly matched last year's high band multiplier
totals.

On 40 meters I found it very difficult to be heard and stations
often CQed in my face. So I spent more time on 80 and 160 where I
seemed to have a signal. There wasn't much noise. Later I returned
to 40 but got very frustrated calling an easily worked station with
no success. So I loaded up the full-sized 80 meter vertical on 40
and had immediately better results. So apparently, my 40 meter
vertical has become defective, even though the SWR curve is the same
as always. (In retrospect, maybe the SWR curve is just a tad higher
than before.)

I stayed up until 0800Z playing on the low bands, so I slept in
slightly Sunday morning. I was sufficiently groggy that I failed to
switch antennas and thus made a number of contacts in Europe and
Asia on 20, 15, and 10 using the 80 meter vertical. I thought 10
was going to be a bust until I discovered my antenna switching
error.

A little later I started running on 10 meters but the amplifier blew
up. The plate blocking capacitors (3 times 2000pF in parallel) got
so hot that the solder melted off the lug that joins the tuning
capacitor and the connection went open with sparks. The amp faulted
off and ended my run.

40 minutes later I had soldered the capacitors back together and
resumed the run. But the interruption changed my focus somewhat and
I went for an hour's nap after the 10 meter run ended.

The evening far east opening was extremely decent. I don't think I
have ever seen the JAs quite so strong. I also tried 40 before
sundown and I was surprised at how well I could work Eastern Europe
with a non-optimum antenna.

In the end I managed to work all 40 zones and had a higher raw score
than last year: more multipliers for fewer contacts. There were
just a few 6-band contacts: TO4K, KP2M, CN2AA, PJ2T, LX7I, HK1NA,
V47T, VP2V/N3DXX, VP5S, and CR6P as I didn't work very many
Europeans on 160.

DX worked: 3V, 4L, 4O, 4X, 5B, 5R, 6Y, 8P, 9A, 9K, 9V, 9Y, A6, A7,
A9, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CM, CN, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, ES, EU, F, FG, FJ, FM, FR, FS, FY,
G, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR,
HS, HZ, I, IG9, IS, IT9, J6, JA, JW, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4,
LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OZ, P4, PA,
PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV9, T8, TA,
TF, TG, TI, TK, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V7, V8, VE,
VK, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP9, VR, VU, XE, YB, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV,
ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, and ZS which adds up to 145 entities. Heard but
not worked: V6, 9M2, 9M6; saw spotted but not heard: MD, Z3, XW and
others.

OZ was the most surprising multiplier since I didn't CQ very much.
I though S0S was a bogus call until I actually worked him.

Equipment: Elecraft K3, P3, Alpha 8410; Cushcraft X7 at 60 feet, 40
meter vertical, 80 meter vertical, 160 meter "Tee" vertical. The
Cushcraft A3 at 30 feet does not want to transmit.
 
YY1YLY   SOSB(A)/10 LP   756,3102015-10-25 18:42:54
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: YY1YLY
CLUB:
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 10M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 756310
OPERATORS: YY1YLY


100W
5 ELEMENT YAGI
ICOM
N1MM +
MICROHAM MK2
HEIL BM-10

88!! FROM YY1YLY SEEE YOU IN THE NEXT ONE
 
N2RJ   SOAB(A) HP   31,3502015-10-25 18:43:50
Small part time effort. Go FRC!
 
WA6KHK   SOAB(A) HP   508,7242015-10-25 18:44:59
Even though I missed the first 5 hours on Friday I got a pretty good score at
the end. Not the best of condx on 10 meters and the low bands so had to do a
lot of mining. CU next month in the CW contest!
 
W4FS(@N3ND)   SOAB Rookie HP   2,890,3162015-10-25 18:45:09
Many thanks to Dan(N3ND) for letting me use his station and for being an awesome
host!

Conditions were pretty good for the contest. 10 meters is the best meters...
great runs on 10m both days.

Looking forward to the multi-op effort for CQWW CW @N3ND next month.

73 for now,

Tucker
W4FS
 
N8UM   SOAB(A) HP   720,3362015-10-25 18:45:19
K3 9500 17 verticals N1MM Plus
 
W4AAW   M/M HP   1,748,7902015-10-25 18:46:03
Club Affiliation of Operators:

PVRC: N1RM, W4TMO, W3UL

None: KJ0D, W4AAW
 
K3NM   SOAB(A) LP   1,041,9122015-10-25 18:46:08
Thanks for all the contacts Now o get ready for cw
 
WA7YXY   SOAB(A) LP   18,7112015-10-25 18:46:14
It was nice to have 10 meters open. I worked a number of new entities and had a
great time.
 
K9NW(@K9UWA)   SOAB(A) HP   3,296,6642015-10-25 18:46:25
Pretty decent condx!

About 94.2% S&P. Did some small runs Sunday morning when I tuned across a
good frequency. Didn't spend a whole lot of time on the low bands.

Back to DX next year!


73, Mike K9NW
 
AB1NE   SOAB(A) HP   1,335,2822015-10-25 18:50:07
First contest effort. Definitely need a bet 40Meter antenna and at least an 80
Meter dipole. S&P only...
 
VA7FC   SOAB(A) HP   2,546,1922015-10-25 18:51:02
Well what a surprise !! prop was alot better then expected !! nice to have FR5DX
call me in the last 30 minutes of the contest ... I worked just over 2000 USA
friends !! Thanks to all that called me ! 73s Perry
 
KC1ACN   SOAB Rookie LP   86,9402015-10-25 18:54:07
SO2V, Rookie Status, So much fun this one!
 
K6KNS   SOAB HP   7,0182015-10-25 19:01:05
New Hexbeam 2 feet off the ground ran 500 watts. I logged several stations
across both ponds. I'm looking forward to having the antenna at 40 feet and
then see what she can really do :)
 
W1HIS   SOAB(A) HP   507,4722015-10-25 19:03:08
One antenna for all bands: wire, 30 ft high and 70 ft long.

On Friday I was sick with the worst cold of my life and I could not imagine
participating in this contest. But on Saturday I was able to work four hours
before I crashed, and on Sunday I was able to work eight more. Thanks to DVK,
I did not have to speak.
 
K6LL   SOSB(A)/15 HP   468,5732015-10-25 19:06:25
Basically, I just hit the JA and Eu openings, with a little casual time in
between.
 
KF7WRS   SOSB/20 HP   41,3852015-10-25 19:08:42
Working only with a 20M dipole!
 
W9PA   SOAB(A) LP   2,471,4002015-10-25 19:10:30
K3, P3, Bencher Skyhawk, Moxon Modified XM-240, 80M Dipole, 1/4-Wave
"Sloping Vertical" - Software : Win-Test 4.19.0

Both of my guyed towers and all of the guy anchors were removed this summer. I
definitely need a 80M Vertical and some sort of receive array.

All QSO's were S&P owing to the lack of an amp.
 
NØHR   SOAB(A) LP   1,705,2602015-10-25 19:12:38
Shack issues kept me from a full out SO2R/HP effort, so I scaled back to using
only the IC-7600 on low power (which was fine). USB keyboard didn't like RFI
and locked up a few times... also had a N1MM+ crash that was odd (just hung
with Not responding and Task Manager couldn't kill it). Those things cost me an
hour or so of messing around.
 
KG5GMN   SOSB/20 QRP   5612015-10-25 19:14:25
Had a great time working the contest. Weather wasn't great but none the less was
impressed with my Yaesu FT-817 and dipole running 5 watts.
 
NN1N   SOAB Classic HP   1,776,1702015-10-25 19:14:41
Enjoyed the great conditions. Some signals were the loudest I have heard from
their regions ever.

Didn't operate past midnight Friday night, and skipped the low bands altogether
Saturday. Ran here and there when possible. Mostly tuning.

I finally realized that with all the spotting, it is mostly necessary to really
try to aim the yagis at the target -- you need every bit of a db you can get
with the piles getting so big so quick. I usually tried to break piles with an
antenna that was "close" but that turned out to be bad. I think it
works better on CW. Phone requires sheer force. Boy, some of those huge
signals out of EU must have huge accompanying electric bills to pay for running
the amps.
 
VP5S   M/S HP   7,355,8382015-10-25 19:16:39
Station: VP5S
Operators: Scott K0MD, Bill AC0W, Fred K4IU, Pat W0BM

Comments: Diminished results on 160 due to QRN but 80 meters was a pleasant
surprise. We hold 10 meters as a gift from the enhanced SFI for this contest.

It was our first attempt as a team for CQ WW SSB from Jody's place in Provo.
The hamlet was busy with our activities and Jody was a fabulous hostess. The
secret was her new dog Molly - our unexpected Mult chaser!

We worked a lot of new US hams in this contest - nice to see them on the
bands.

It was great to work the Europe and Asian stations outside of the US bands - we
should have spent more time there for more DXCC totals.

We want to use a low band receiving antenna for the next contest so our
European friends are not so frustrated with our "deafness" as they
said on the spotting cluster. Yes we read your comments - but the QRN was so
loud we were lucky to get so many Q's.

It is always nice to work friends from around the world - like DF2BO, CE2AWW,
CE3CT, VE7SV, W0GJ and many others from the MWA and RDCC.
 
WB4OMM   SOSB/40 QRP   2,6072015-10-25 19:18:51
SOAPBOX: 20M QRP went so well last year, decided to do another single-band QRP
entry this time on 40M. Wow! No beam (only a wire loop) and the 40M band
conditions were a REAL challenge! Repeated calls went unanswered many times.
I was surprised at getting some DX (Ukraine, several stations in Europe), but
could not get closer (some of the Caribbean - US - Canadian) stations for
mults. Noise was pretty high, after about 3 hours of efforts I would have to
quit each night (and a headache!). Thankfully I had a voice keyer, else I
would have no voice left. Don't know if I will try this again! Hi hi
hi.....
FT-2000 at 5W, 269' Wire Loop Antenna, Heil Proset,N1MM Software.
 
N7GP(N5IA)   SOSB/160 HP   4,6902015-10-25 19:19:18
Lots of QRN from T-Storms in Texas to the east and from Hurricane Patricia
making landfall 1,000 miles due south on the west coast of Mexico. Propagation
was poor with only six Zone 33 contacts for the best east DX. No Zone 14 or 15
heard either night.

I missed LK1F for a double mult at his morning gray line Saturday. He was good
copy but could not hear my signal. HC0E likewise was not hearing well.

I CQed though VK3 sunset with no stations heard from the western Pacific, VK,
ZL, HL, BA or UA0. I called it quits the first night at 0930 so I could get a
couple of hours of sleep before traveling on a 400 mile round trip to attend
the funeral for a 12 year classmate and lifelong friend.

I arrived back home at 0230 Saturday night. The band was again very noisy with
QRN. Propagation was even shorter with only a weak CN2AA heard from across the
Atlantic. I was able to find a few more Caribbean area stations including 3
new mults to help the score.

At ZL sunset I found ZL2OT CQing with a weak signal. Contact was made for the
double mult. KH6AT and KH7M, plus XE2MX, were the only scoring QSOs the
balance of the night. I CQed until it was dark in VK6 at Perth, and again
there was no response from the western Pacific, VK, HL, BA or UA0.

Others are praising the lingering sunspots and the TEN Meter activity. I am
hoping for a quick demise of the spots and full band plus voice privileges for
our JA friends.

I work all US stations who call in for the Zone 3 contact on Topband. The non
scoring Qs totaled 36 with Zone 3, 100 with Zone 4, and 96 with Zone 5. Just
32 Qs of the 264 total, a mere 12%, were for scoring.

Thanks for all the fun, and I'll be listening for everyone in the CW event 5
weeks hence.

73 de Milt, N5IA, operator of N7GP
 
W4KW   SOAB Classic HP   887,6402015-10-25 19:20:20
Conditions were Fair. The bands appeared to be closing down, but I managed to
log B7P & D70LW at the end of the contest. Thanks to all for the contacts.
73's
Bert
 
N1TM   SOAB QRP   100,1442015-10-25 19:21:13
Limited operating time this weekend and my K3 decided to quit last week.
 
K3TUF   SOAB HP   1,021,4622015-10-25 19:21:15
Managed to get 20 hours of operating time and happy to see 10 meters open both
days, not sure how long we'll get that. 15 also a great band.
Something wrong with the 80 and 160 antennas, got to get that fixed for next
month.
73, Phil K3TUF
 
K2ZR   SOAB(A) LP   587,5902015-10-25 19:23:13
RIG: IC-765 ANTS: CF WIRE - EF WIRE - 160 WINDOM - HEXBEAM - LOG: N1MM
The bands were in great form with lots of activity.
Thanks for the Qs.
73,
Dick, K2ZR
Niagara, USA
 
K5RR   SOAB HP   1,479,9332015-10-25 19:23:51
I beat last year's score; I'm pleased with that. But it will be down hill from
here, I'm sure.
 
W7AT(W7EW)   SOAB HP   1,144,8002015-10-25 19:23:54
The plan was to sleep > 8 hours per night, be available for some domestic
duties and make > 1000 Qs. 80 and 160 were pretty poor. 10 was a surprise.
Only 1 device exploded/failed/quit so the gear did OK.
Heard some great Ops out there moving the RF. Also heard a few Bozos, but
there are always opportunities for remediation and improvement..Bozo or not.
Thanks for playing.
 
N6TV   SOAB HP   830,9282015-10-25 19:24:30
Just goofing around, trying to cover all the bands, but not really serious, so
mostly S&P.

Conditions seemed OK on the high bands, but 80 and 160 were very poor this
year.

It's nice to hear people say "Hi Bob" when I call in. I just wish I
could remember their names too.

Ant: 5 el 10, 5 el 15, 5 el 20, 3 el 40, 1 el 80, shunt-fed tower on 160
Twr: U.S. Tower HD589-MDPL 89 ft (27 m) crank-up
Rig: Elecraft K3 (2)
Amp: Alpha 87A (2)
SO2R: microHAM MK2R+
Software: Win-Test 4.19.0

73,
Bob, N6TV
 
VE3VN   SOAB QRP   682,1102015-10-25 19:24:39
Conditions were generally excellent, except that I missed the awesome 10 meter
opening from last year. That hurt since it's the only band I can run on SSB
with 5 watts. So no running this year (less than 1% of Q's).

QSOs were down and multipliers were up, netting almost exactly the same claimed
score as in 2014. As always, I give my compliments to the many ops who spent far
too much time pulling me through. Modestly improved low band antennas also
helped.

I think I'm just about done with QRP SSB. It's too painful, for both me and
everyone I call. It can only get worse as the sunspot count declines.

Rig: KX3/DVR, 5 watts, N1MM+
10-20: Explorer 14 @15m
10-40: Inverted vees (N-S, E-W) @14m
80: Tower vertical with short radials
160: hah!
 
KM7N   SOAB LP   6,1602015-10-25 19:24:56
I always enjoy this one...This year, however, 20 was basically dead at night,
and 15 was home to more alligators than I ever saw on a single band. EU was
really loud here, often 10-20 over S9, but only one EU station ever came back
to my call. However, the superstations in Morocco had great ears as always.
Seemed like there was a pipeline from my QTH to the Caribbean all weekend,
though. I didn't add any new ones, but still had fun searching and pouncing!
 
KV1J   SOAB(A) HP   531,4952015-10-25 19:25:36
73, Eric KV1J
 
K6CSL   SOAB Classic LP   30,6032015-10-25 19:31:30
Wow! A new station record for this event. Great conditions, for a change. The
highlight was working P33W(Cyprus) on 20m for an ATNO. I've never even heard a
station in that part of the world from this station. What Fun. I can hardly
wait for CW.
 
VE7CC(@VE7SV)   SOAB(A) HP   3,561,9562015-10-25 19:32:14
Pleasantly surprised at how good the conditions were. My best hour was the very
last one, 282 qsos on 20 meters. Even worked a few Europeans and Africans on
10.
 
VE5PV(@VE5RI)   M/M HP   3,475,3502015-10-25 19:33:22
Relatively great conditions, especially for solar cycle phase. Good comrades,
good food, great contest.
 
WB2WPM   SOAB(A) LP   612,7662015-10-25 19:39:01
Best band conditions on all bands in quite some time!
 
4O3A(9A3A/E73A/4OØPRTZZ)   SOAB HP   8,664,4752015-10-25 19:39:19
I've managed to achieve my goals - operate full time CQWW Phone contest after 15
years or so, have no major tehnical issues and enjoy CQ WW uniquiness in
contesting from 4O3A superstation. All bands have been alive, but it seems
Sunspots Gods decided to move enjoyment from the southern hemispheres. No
expected pile ups at all, sporadic fun lasted always less than an hour, so it
was a hard a work in balancing overall score to keep QSO point average at a
reasonable rate. 10m was alive both days, but somehow not too many 'small guns'
managed to get through to South EU, so the rates look more like a CW contest.

Time permiting, the statistics will come later but overall impession is that
without a long lasting openning to NA it is impossible to compensate 3 pointers
during the night, which is visble from the score. Whatever I've tried did not
result in a decent run so last 6 hours were torture, except a couple of
multiplier moves. Tnaks to all and especially to ZD7W for five moves - only 10m
was completelly dead and we missed a sweep.

Congratulations to ES5TV's historic score and other SOAB competitors for
surviving a marathon. From my point of view it is so easy, you only need a
comfortable chair. Some 50 + hours after I am still awake and enjoy the fact I
made it without any problems (maybe Papale is a key, Tonno know it).


Thans to Ranko and his crew for babysitting me again with all problems that
decide to happen at the Obosnik Hill 4O3A QTH.


73 Ivo I7/9A3A/E73A, 4O3A SOABHP op.
 
YV4NN   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,822,7282015-10-25 19:39:19
Nice contest !!
 
AA3S   SOAB LP   559,4502015-10-25 19:41:03
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
3.5 1 2 1 1
7 71 196 11 41
14 182 507 28 84
21 138 378 20 58
28 209 587 21 70
Total 601 1670 81 254
Score: 559,450
 
K6RIM   SOAB(A) HP   45,8642015-10-25 19:44:10
Conditions decent, but could spend only a few hours in this one.
 
WK1Q(@K1TTT)   M/M HP   12,818,9882015-10-25 19:49:17
Thanks to Dave K1TTT for his hospitality and the use of his station.
Thanks to Mike, K1MK and the club.

CU on CW!
-Charlie N1RR
 
N6OIL   SOAB LP   7652015-10-25 19:53:48
Just got my TS-820S on the air and was taking it out for a test drive. So far so
good had great reports, just wish I had more time in the seat.

Operating Period: 2015/10/25 03:27 - 2015/10/25 05:28


Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
40 0 5 0 5 28
20 0 13 0 13 72
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 18 0 18 100



Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
16 89
AK 1 6
HI 1 6

Total = 2


Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
Canada 8 44
European Russia 3 17
Japan 3 17
Alaska 1 6
Asiatic Russia 1 6
Hawaii 1 6
Kazakhstan 1 6

Total = 7


Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
NA 9 50
AS 5 28
EU 3 17
OC 1 6

Total = 4


Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

CQ Zone Total %
------- ----- ---
03 4 22
04 3 17
16 3 17
25 3 17
01 2 11
17 1 6
18 1 6
31 1 6

Total = 8
 
VE7SV(VE7CC)   SOAB(A) HP   3,561,9562015-10-25 19:56:32
Pleasantly surprised at how good the conditions were. My best hour was the very
last one, 282 qsos on 20 meters. Even worked a few Europeans and Africans on
10.

This score is a correction to the original I sent in. I busted the call I
used! I need some sleep.
 
KØAP   SOAB(A) HP   421,0402015-10-25 20:00:17
Nice conditions, especially on 15/10m. Most of the Qso's were S/P. It's almost
impossible to find clear frequency and be a running station on 20/15m unless
you have lots of power and high aluminum. Bands are overcrowded with many
pumped signals, some splattering +/- 5KHz. Nice to see the bands are alive
again after miserable last two months. Looking forward to the CW part.

Rig:
FT1000MP
HEX Beam
ACOM 1000
N1MM

73 Dragan K0AP
 
AD4EB   SOSB(A)/10 HP   198,0452015-10-25 20:03:02
Was not really planning on participating in this contest, but when finding 10m
was open Saturday morning I got interested. Figured better enjoy 10m while the
going is good. I really enjoyed the contest, thanks for all the QSOs.

73 - Jim - AD4EB
 
WA3RGH   SOAB LP   5,3902015-10-25 20:06:42
Another great contest. Sorry I was unable to participate longer.
 
N7XY   SOAB Classic LP   42,5782015-10-25 20:09:29
This is my first contest in a few years and my first using my IC-7100 and a
Macintosh computer. I used DL2RUM's RUMped software, which is easy to use but
has a few shortcomings--it does not support a computer connection to my rig (I
needed to be careful when changing bands) and it scored TO2 and TO4 as France.
I was able to edit the zone, but not the country points for those contacts so
the claimed total is a bit high. It did correct for dupes (I had 3) however.

The bands have been rather stinko recently, so my expectations were low but
propagation seemed to be much better than I had hoped!
 
PJ4Q   M/2 HP   24,770,7682015-10-25 20:10:02
Great time here with another Field Day style operation from Bonaire. All
antennas for 6 bands by Spiderbeam or built with Spiderbeam fiberglass poles.
No towers. We will see you as a M/S entry 4 weeks from now for CQ WW CW.

73
Scott
W4PA
 
W6NS   SOAB Classic HP   3,6402015-10-25 20:10:33
K3 KPA500; C3E at 10m AGL in a valley.

Last week of a job, would have been nice to have more time to play == would
have developed some sort of disease if this was the CW version, but it was only
phone.

Will be able to play more in the coming weeks.

73
 
WA6URY   SOAB Classic HP   104,4242015-10-25 20:11:59
Tnx for the Qs ! 73, Dan - remote in Tokyo
 
K7XC   SOAB Classic HP   517,0322015-10-25 20:12:19
First DX contest from the new location in Silver Springs, Nevada. Mixed results
but satisfying considering much work remains to finish the antennas/station.
Currently running a K3-100, IC -2KL (500W), & IC -746. Current
configuration includes: 80M Inv Vee & 40', 40M Inv Vee @ 40', 20M 3ele 20M
monobander @ 43', TH-3 Tribander @ 43'.
Lots of activity, good to avg to great conditions as the weekend progressed.
 
W4LT   SOAB Classic HP   608,1602015-10-25 20:16:58
Rig - Elecraft K-Line (now with fully integrated KAT500!)
Antennas:
- Cushcraft A3s at 40 feet
- 2 Half Waves in Phase for 40/short dipole for 80 at 38 ft
- GAP MonoGAP 40 Asymetric Feed Vertical Dipole at 3 inches.

Great Conditions! However, helping club friends with operational issues caused
a late start with an unchecked computer system... Which caused issues with audio
for the first several hours, so most of Friday night was a bust struggling with
N1MM/microHAM Router and Windows 7 sound settings which I SHOULD have worked on
earlier, but was too lazy to do. Also, first time out with new computer:
Forgot to set the USB system to not go to sleep... And it went to sleep after
an hour or so. Several reboots later, figured this out.

Lastly, forgot to turn off Windows Update and Windows Defender... And guess
what night Microsoft chose to send me updates? Midnight Friday! Ah, modern
technology! All that is fixed now!

Enjoyable time around house chores, baby sitting a friends son on Sunday and
general weekend home cleaning. Was planning to join a multi for this one, but
that fell through. Regardless, really great conditions enabling my antenna
challenged station to hold a frequency on 15 and run for a few minutes at
240/hr rate (according to N1MMPlus), which blew my mind! Felt like a big gun!

Some really nasty audio out there... Guys, just because the meters swing all
the way to the right does not mean we can understand what you are saying! Wish
the organizers had a handicap for audio quality.

Last rant: What is it going to take to get folks to ID every other QSO?
Assuming the cluster is correct is the bane of our existence! Lots of bogus
calls spotted, and folks who don't ID simply waste everybody's time! If you
don't ID, don't bitch at me for duping you when you are a rare mult!

Enough said. On to CW. Thanks to all for the points and the fun runs, they
are addictive!

Lu - W4LT
 
WX4G   SOAB(A) HP   1,566,9362015-10-25 20:20:33
Ok, I let getting 3 new countries interfere with the CQWW..but it's been a
long
time since 4U1UN was on...and I needed them on 6, 12, 17 and 30 ATNO's. I
missed them on 6mtrs...never heard them...and no RTTY operation...but I got
the
3 new ATNO's. Yes...I could have done both...but did not...hoping for
6mtrs/rtty.

But...I really enjoyed the contest more without any pressure...and the short
bursts of running...vs hour after hour as I usually do....and CW is around the
corner!!


Also..I was really impressed with my KT-37...that is a KT-36 on a 50 foot boom
and a 7th triband element. Even though it was only at 42 feet...it typically
heard better, had a lower noise level, and got out better than the 4el
Steppir at 70ft...on 10-20meters. I wish I could have turned it...but it is
fixed at 30 degrees. Eventually I will get the Rohn 45 tower up to 100ft with
that antenna at the top...with the 2el 40 and 2el 30's. The 9el 6mtr on a 50ft
boom is ready to go up next week...but still do not think I would have heard the
4U!!

Thanks to all that called...especially those that gave their call 20 times
before a let up in the QRM allowed my copy of their call!!


Bob WX4G
 
VA7BEC   SOAB(A) LP   850,0942015-10-25 20:22:57
Last year was challenging. This year was exponentially more so. Reults are
lower, but not for lack of trying! Score is down, reflecting reduced QSO count,
and fewer zones and countries, though neither factor is horrible. The biggest
year-to-year change is probably in the NA vs. non-NA composition of my log,
which is very heavy on 2-point QSOs, as 100w+YL power did not garner much
attention from EU or AS. The situation makes me appreciate the calls I did get
all the more.

My thanks to all who heard me and to all who kept me busy in pileup mode.

Despite the difficulties, there were many smile-inducing moments.

And this weekend marathon definitely ended on a fabulous note. In the last
15-20 minutes, I picked up a few more mults on 20m and then found a spot on 20m
and started calling CQ. I figured might add a few Qs from anyone anywhere but I
was mistaken. I attracted much more than a few Qs. The last 15 minutes was
simply amazing. I worked as fast as I could but I could tell there were still
lots of stations waiting their turn for a QSO when the clock clicked to 00:00.
My apologies.

MNI TNX.
73
Rebecca VA7BEC
 
WB8RFB   SOAB Classic LP   5982015-10-25 20:39:37
No time to participate this year.
 
WI7N   SOAB(A) HP   463,2582015-10-25 20:54:10
Ten meters was much better than expected.

Thanks, everyone, for the Qs.

73,
Gene, WI7N
 
WO1N   SOAB(A) LP   256,3602015-10-25 20:54:28
Score : 256,360
Rig : FTdx5000, C3-SS@38', 40M Dipole@50', 80M-Double-L, N1MM+

Lots of station tweaking during the contest as I'm still recovering from
near-hit lightning effects. On top of that power line noise is full-on, so I
took
the time to submit a problem report with the local power provider. I sure hope
they can sort it out before CQWW-CW.

Antenna complement/low power not too effective with conditions as they were,
so it was almost a total S&P effort.

Spent a 7 hour overnight stint at K1KP's to help out with his multi-effort so
I was able to experience the sleep deprivation affects that are oh-so common
with this weird passion we have.

Honey-do's on Sunday could not be deffered, only grabbed an hour here and
there
doing some fun DXing in the process.

Ken
WO1N
 
HSØZIA   M/S LP   2,270,0692015-10-25 20:56:33
It would appear that the 10m obit was premature! Continuing trouble with our AS
2X6 and 2X8 matrix caused us lots of grief on 15m - time to try the 4O3A
models...

Thanks to a few stations who listened for us in our ridiculously limited 80m
band. 73 Bob

2 X K3
N1MM+
 
KT4Q   SOAB(A) HP   41,4122015-10-25 20:58:41
Just a few hours to play during the busiest work weekend of the year for me.
Was able to test our my newly reinstall tower and antennas at my new QTH. All
S&P for me this year. Station and antennas worked flawlessly.

Rig: FT-1000MP Mark-V
Amp: AL-572 (running 1200W)
Ants: X7 Tribander @ 60'
R7 Vertical @ 85'
Software:Writelog 11.25C
 
N3RS   SOAB(A) HP   5,408,6762015-10-25 21:01:15
Surprisingly good high band conditions, but 160 and 80 meters were not very
good. Took rest breaks for 4 hours the first night and 5 hours the second
night. One short break during Saturday afternoon and my usual 2+ hours for
church on Sunday. SSB is not my mode, but I must admit that near the end I was
beginning to feel like I was able to copy weak signals in the muck of SSB
signals much better. Had some jerks intentionally interfere with me for about
an hour and a half on Sunday afternoon, but was able to stay put and just
ignore them. Hopefully it frustrated them while I was able to keep the rate
above one a minute on 20M. This is a personal best score for me as a SOA on
SSB. Am beginning to get the hang of SO2R, but it's awfully late in life!

My thanks to the sponsors and to all the stations that hung in there with me
when QSB was really bad.

73's to all.

de Sig, N3RS
 
K9JF/7   SOAB Classic HP   1,130,1642015-10-25 21:02:43
This is my first DX contest from the new QTH. Used a TH7DX at 20 feet above the
ground (antennas are a work in progress)...I miss my monobanders! The tower
is a US Tower rotary pole but no rotor yet...long story. So, had to run 100
meters and turn the pole and antenna with a pipe wrench to find the right
azimuth. I must have run a few KM and lost lots of operating time. Used a
SteppIR on 80/40 with 2 radials per band. I was unable to do any antenna work
for the last 2 months due to an injury which limited my mobility. The leg brace
was better than surgery! I am pleased with the effort and score. DX contesting
from the Pacific Northwest is challenging.
 
XE2B   SOAB(A) HP   2,844,3522015-10-25 21:03:02
The ominous warning of the "Patricia" Hurricane, forced me
to slightly reduce my goals, which were finally set as:

QSOS: 1,837
DXCC: 267
Zones: 88

A ligh Rain started just before the contest, fortunately, the propagation
conditions -on the high bands,
were much better than anticipated

First Night: (Contest starts on friday at 7PM localtime)
Started on 10M runnig JA's and W's with pretty good runs switching to 15M and
20M to capture Mults;
Went to bed at 0540z, because all the new were about the oncoming hit of
"Patricia" I did not want
to have problems with the equipment with electrical surges. went to bed at
0600z just to be awakened 4 hours later by
the tremendous gale winds that hit our city (The Hurricane eye passed 40KM
north of our city).
At one moment, it came to mind mind that I may loose my 60 ft tower -
fortunately this strong winds lasted only 40 Minutes.

Saturday, XE morning:
After careful inspection, I found my antennas and tower unharmed, so I resumed
at 1213z with very few stations worked on 40M and 20M;
15M started tp open at 1300z and 10M an hour later.
Very good fishing and running throught the rest of the saturday; stoped early
at 0300z

Sunday, XE morning:
Resumed at 1300 s finding the high bands already open.

Started with the same strategy as the day before, mostly Running and doing
S&P whenever possible.

One of the memorable moments occured when runnning in the middle of a gagantuan
NA 20M pileup, I asked to
stand by -briefly, to let hearing stations outside NA; a complete silence
came, then A71CV was worked (nobody interrupted);
hats off guys, many thanks for your sportmanship and exemplary behavior!

Being so addicted to rate, I misseed some mults,although enjoyed the
accelerometer readings (by SH5):

- 7 Q's/minute (12 times)
- 6 Q's/minute (47 times)
- 5 Q's/minute (103 times)

- Best hour: 268 Qs on 10/24 at 1941z


10M: Woow! what a surprise, this was indeed the Money band.
15M: Despite being completely packed, productive runs were possibe and juicy
mults
20M: Very nice also
40M: Too much static
80M: same as 40M

- DXCC on 10M and 15M
- 130 overall DXCCs worked

The results exceeded my goals and wildest expectations and -in the process,
break the existing 14 years old -XE record, for this category.


Thank you very much for the Q's
 
W9AV   SOAB(A) HP   577,8202015-10-25 21:08:41
Mediocre conditions, local power line noise, weak signals from overseas.
 
KØHB   SOAB(A) HP   22,0222015-10-25 21:17:24
This was very much a "a moment here and there as I had a chance to get in
the chair". Band conditions seemed very good, but lots of distractions,
yard work, Vikings football, and most importantly meeting two new
Great-grandchildren born last week.

This may be my last phone contest. The old ears still do pretty well on CW,
but 75 years of abuse has made "again?" my most-used word on SSB.

73,de Hans, K0HB
--
"Just a boy and his radio"™
 
WN4AFP   SOSB/20 QRP   6302015-10-25 21:18:01
Not much to say for a change... Looking forward to the CW version... 73's Dave
 
WD5K   SOAB HP   1,453,5002015-10-25 21:24:16
Elecraft K3 -> Alpha 99
TH7DX @ 50'
40m Dipole
80m Inv V
 
K6LE   SOAB LP   6,6002015-10-25 21:30:06
K3
R7 Vertical
Mainly trying out new contest add-in for RUMlogNG for the Mac and looking for
new ones.
Very happy to see 10 Meters so active.
 
XW1IC(E21EIC)   SOAB Classic HP   1,298,7812015-10-25 21:37:02
My FTdx5000 has broken after 12 hrs op (0000z-1200z) on the first day.

73, Champ, XW1IC(E21EIC)
 
KD2JA   SOAB HP   246,6102015-10-25 21:54:01
Rig: Icom IC-7700, Antennas: Mosley TA-53M up 40 ft. Dipole up 40 ft. for 80M
and 40M. Computer: MacMini running Win. 7 and N1MM+

The contest was fun for the limited time I had to spend. I had an S9 noise
level which kept me from hearing the really weak stations. I worked 100%
S&P and really had fun breaking the pileups! Oceana stations were really
coming in strong and I worked most of them. The JA's were coming in very nicely
on all the bands I worked. The JA and BY openings were great on 20M, 15M, and
10M.

Had a nice time in this contest and the bands were in good shape! Wish I had
found my noise problem though!

73,
Glenn Belkin KD2JA
 
VK2CZ   SOAB HP   79,4302015-10-25 21:55:09
Part time effort, having just returned from a USA visit to Grand Junction
(Co)Albuquerque, New Orleans and Huntsville Alabama.

Arrived home to find our next door neighbour had allegedly burnt his house
down. Talk about an uncomfortable feeling with detectives and investigators
working overtime... My shack is fortunately constructed totally out of steel,
as we thought our biggest risk was bushfire.

Had trouble keeping my eyes open, but band conditions were the best ever, with
full 360 degree propagation on 10 and 15m anytime I woke. I wished I was back
on VK9X.

Heaps of VK's active in zone 29 and 30 this year, so hopefully everyone's logs
are full..

Regards,
David Burger
IEEE History Committee - Chair 2015
 
KØTT   SOAB HP   2,126,0962015-10-25 22:05:10
Wan't going to do much contesting this weekend, but at the start of the contest
I sat in the chair and turned on the radio to check propagation . . .

Worked all zones except 34 and 37.
 
VE4DRK   SOAB LP   77,2482015-10-25 22:09:36
*sigh* .. been a while ... but getting better :-)
Only working upper bands with this new(er) antenna.
I missed contesting over the summer -- was nice to get back at it :-)
73, Dan ve4drk
 
KØVBU   SOAB(A) LP   17,7162015-10-25 22:11:09
K3/100 TH6DXX@50\' Trap Dipole apex 30\' N1MM+

Great condx, very limited time here.
Tnx 73
Bill, K0VBU
 
K9OM   SOAB(A) HP   352,5002015-10-25 22:12:35
I love CW & RTTY contests! I don't enjoy SSB very much, but due to good band
condx, I just had to get on for a few hours and make some Q's. Very nice
worldwide activity.

73,
Dick- K9OM
 
WF7T   SOAB LP   210,3752015-10-25 22:22:28
Just a casually effort, and thanks for the Qs.

73 Brad WF7T
Nashville TN
 
W3LL   SOAB(A) HP   4,217,0202015-10-25 22:29:06
Thanks for the Q's.

73,

Bud W3LL
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   244,3742015-10-25 22:52:52
STATION:

Radio: Elecraft K-2, 5 Watts.

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

The decreased solar flare index is finally taking a toll on my QRP score. I
really had to work during this contest! QSOs were more of a struggle than the
last several years, and my score was well under my last year personal record
score (343 K).

I started out well with a one call QSO with B7P on 10 Meters. China is always
tough for me and I often cannot work it in a contest. I thought it was a good
omen, but the Qs got a lot tougher from there.

My best QSO was working V84O in one call on 10 Meters early Saturday evening.

As far as conditions go, 10 Meters was open to Europe both mornings, and about
25% of my European Qs were on that band. When 10 Meters drops out, my QRP score
drops badly.

Try as I might, after all the work of putting up my 160 Meter inverted L, I was
not able to make a single QSO on 160!

My total DXCC for the contest was 85 and my WAZ was 29. I managed to get zone
40 which is extremely tough for me in contests. I did not attempt to CQ in this
contest since conditions were definitely not good enough for QRP CQs.

I slept 5 hours the first night and 6 the second night. I used to do 3 hours
the first night and 4 the second night, but I have decided to sleep during
those couple of hours overnight where I could only make 3 or 4 Qs an hour
anyway.

My most common country was JA with 51 Qs. Next came VE with 31, then LU with 17
and KH6 with 15. I was amazed at the large number of VKs that made it into my
log I generally work three or four, but I got 14 this time.

It was a lot of fun, as usual. I will have to miss most, if not all, of the CQ
WWDX CW contest because our family is travelling for Thanksgiving. I think it
will be the first I have missed since 1989. I wish they would change that
date!

73, Bill Parker W8QZA - W6QU
 
WB6CZG(@WB6ZG)   SOAB(A) LP   6,6492015-10-25 22:55:56
I was forced to use N1MM and I barely got things working. but forcing
myself into doing the contest helped me (a person that really likes Write-log)
get to understand how N1MM works.
 
VE9CB   SOSB(A)/40 HP   388,4762015-10-25 23:01:12
Rig: FTdx-5000, TL-922 amp
Antenna: Vertical dipole hanging from 70ft agl

I was really hoping to go SOABHP in this one, but MFJ let me down and didn't
get an essential part to me in time to get the tribander up the tower. I had
to play with the antennas I had, which are single-band wires for 40, 80 and 60.
I was going to do a "non-entry" and just play around on the low
bands, but 40m was in good shape and both 80 and 160 sounded awful. I
eventually settled on a single-band 40m entry.

The first night, I S&P-ed all three bands, and only started calling CQ very
late on Day 1.

I had some great stuff call me, like a 3A2, but I missed some easy DX, like ZS
and JA (both double-mults) and I could not crack the pileups on JW5E, AH0T and
a KH2.

My score beats the North American record (N2ZX 2009 340k) in this very specific
category by about 10%, and the Canadian record (VE6WZ 2013 336k) by just a
little bit more. Both of them had beams I had a dipole. I'm pretty pleased.
 
YT2R(YU1AU)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   894,0712015-10-25 23:19:10
TNX all for pts.

73 de YU1AU Miki
 
SP4LVK   SOSB/15 QRP   51,2942015-10-25 23:26:51
RIG:FT-950 PWR:5 ANT:2el Delta Loop
 
DJ1YFK   SOSB/20 LP   242015-10-25 23:26:56
K2 / indoor Dipole / 10W

After 5 minutes, I had enough :-)
 
OL4W(OK1IF)   SOSB/80 QRP   14,0162015-10-25 23:32:18
KX3 5W LW42m N1MM+
 
VU2CDP   SOSB(A)/10 LP   46,2482015-10-25 23:33:17
Wow! I don't do SSB contests and if at all, usually restrict myself to working
new band counters. I intended to do the same when my planned weekend travel got
cancelled. The beam is still not up so i strung up a simple dipole for 10 and
see what i could hear. Spent time tuning around on Saturday and Sunday evenings
and was pleasantly surprised. I could hear activity all the way up to 28800 on
both days!

Sunday evening was wild. N2NT was 20 over 9 and those who matched him in
strength were the neighbourhood M/M powerhouses - A73A, 9K2HN etc. I believe i
did surprise a few NA when i called them. NQ4I comes to mind immediately. Some
good mults from the Caribbean with really good ears who heard my 100w, most
notably V47T (took only 2 calls).

Thanks for the QSOs. Unlike all the Checklogs i have submitted this year, this
one is SOSB (A) LP to get some points for our fledgling VU Contest Group :)
See you in November!

73 de Deepak VU2CDP
 
ES5RY(@ES5TV)   SOSB(A)/160 LP   33,1802015-10-25 23:56:48
4SQ and 3 beverages.
 
J42T   M/2 HP   11,605,2302015-10-25 23:59:49
www.j42t.org
 
CQ3L(DF7ZS)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   2,222,2222015-10-26 00:12:27
Thanks for the QSOs!

73

Helmut

www.df7zs.de
 
VU2LBW   SOSB(A)/10 HP   64,9062015-10-26 00:14:41
A part-time effort. 10M was crowded! Good to hear a lot VU ops on the contest.
Thanks for all the QSO's.
 
ED8W(EA1BP)   SOAB(A) LP   2,121,0092015-10-26 00:14:49
Very poor conditions on saturday!! Propagation was totally off... maybe because
the wORSE WEATHER over the Canary islands (in years!!).
I was not able to put the 80 meters antenna...
Good time and pile pile ups on sunday with US.
Great fun!!!

Special thanks to EA8DO for his support. I would not be able to do it with out
him!!!

Antennas: 28 Mhz - 6 elem. monoband yagui
21 MHz - 5 elem. monoband yagui
14 MHz - 4 elem. monoband yagui
7 MHz - 2 elem. monoband yagui
3.7 MHz - Bazooka dipole

QSL via EA1BP

73 de EA1BP

Miguel
 
IZ8FWN   SOAB(A) HP   2,718,6122015-10-26 00:29:07
SPARE TIME OPERATION GOOD FUN AS USUAL ON CQWW!
TNX ALL FOR QSO
SEE NEXT CONTEST
73 Pet IZ8FWN
 
EA5DFV   SOAB Classic HP   2,401,7072015-10-26 00:30:04
Nice to find 10m open. Mostly running.

73 de Jose
 
G4FKA   SOSB/15 HP   188,9962015-10-26 00:34:29
Band open from around 06:00 on both days with the final signals fading into the
noise around 21:00 on Sunday. Mainly S&P with just a few mini-runs.

ICOM IC756 ProIII, Expert 1K-FA, fixed inverted V at 20 feet.

Look forward to working everyone in CW.
 
BY5CD   M/2 HP   7,039,7922015-10-26 01:15:58
Conditions were pretty better after some times.
Good run on 15m and 40m.
We had tough time on 20m and 80m,bands were crowded,but most of them were not
copying our signals!

Our most no ears station goes to HK1NA.
 
LZ5R(@LZ1KFM)   M/2 HP   10,982,5102015-10-26 01:16:41
This is our row score...
As usual we had problems receiving on low bands - we are in an industrial zone
of the city.
Thanks to LZ5ZM for technical support who repaired 4SQ for 80m band.

CU in CW leg.

73 Chris LZ1YQ
 
9A9J(9A7ZZ)   SOAB Classic LP   644,3852015-10-26 01:23:00
FT-450, OB11-3,VERT.QUAD 40,VERT.QOAD 80, INV.V 160
 
LY8O   SOSB(A)/160 HP   30,4922015-10-26 01:52:11
This was not a serious effort but operation just to check what we have done with
the receiving antennas. Now the situation is much better then before but far
away from what I would like to have. So there is a lot of things to do with the
receiving antennas. No activity on Sunday afternoon. Spent a time to listen DX
stations instead of CQ running. Once again nothing heard from NA - probably the
conditions where too weak for my location... Best DX - HK1NA, new country for me
on Top band. Thanks!
Nearly all the targets where met. The understanding of current situation is
much better and is more less clear what we need to do. Thanks to everyone for
the nice weekend and see you in CW part, probably so_ab_lp.

73, Remi LY8O
 
YO5LD   SOAB(A) LP   382,4702015-10-26 02:00:06
Just to test the antennas for the upcoming CW part. Super propagation on all
bands.
Sadly so much QRM. That's why I love CW.
CU guys in CW part!
 
A93JA(KE5JA)   SOAB HP   4,007,0702015-10-26 02:05:21
This was my first CQWW from Bahrain (and a good DX location) and I really had
fun! The conditions on 10m were fantastic and I was very surprised to see that
I had 1732 QSO's on 10m alone! Not a bad score realizing that I only have a
multi-band beam up 45 feet (15m) and a roof mounted vertical for 40 & 80.
I could have done so much better if I had a decent antenna for 40. Glad I
could help all with the A9 multiplier!
 
S53EA   M/S HP   4,125,2122015-10-26 02:16:17
Good contest with a lot of fun. At this year we made little less QSOs that last
year, but we improved 160 and 40m a lot.

Used equipment:
FT-2000
Linear GS35B by S52V 1kW
Antennas TH6DXX, delta loop for 40m, INV V for 80m and INV L for 160m.

See you next year.

S53EA and S52DK.
 
ZS6A   SOSB(A)/10 HP   13,3592015-10-26 02:25:08
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CALLSIGN: ZS6A
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 10M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 20025
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CREATED-BY: Contest LogChecker v3.9 [www.contestlogchecker.com]
LOCATION: DX
NAME: Pierre van Deventer
ADDRESS: 10 Venus Ave
ADDRESS: Morehill Glen
ADDRESS-CITY: Benoni
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 1501
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: SOUTH AFRICA
OPERATORS: ZS6A
END-OF-LOG:
 
VY2TT(K6LA)   SOAB(A) HP   1,552,2302015-10-26 02:43:36
Ran a little. Chased spots a bunch. Hope 10 is open for CQWW CW.

73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT
 
9A8M(@9A1CCJ)   M/S HP   9,545,8922015-10-26 02:49:56
Hi Guys,

almost 10M :) from our side.

Lot of work for Pero 9A3XU and Max 9A7DM during days before contest to fix all
broken antennas. Denis 9A5ADT came from London just for this event with bottle
of Monkey Schoulder - was grate. ;) (Bilježimo se sa štovanjem za slijedeći
put..) Zlatko 9A2G join as part time (without bottle - ;)). Other things like
usual at our side. We had grate fun - specially on 10 and 15. Propagation
changed from hour to hour bur in average very good. We are satisfied with our
performance with our relatively simple antenna setup - wires on lower bands
including 40.

Congrats to our local competitors - our local big guns!

Thanks for QSOs and see you next time!

9A3XV on behalf of
9A8M team
 
DJ7WW   SOSB/15 HP   836,4362015-10-26 02:54:24
Nice conditions on 15m, but crowded band, 70% S&P as hard to keep a decent
run frequency. Never worked that many JAs in a contest for a couple of years.

Thanks for all qsos

73
Peter
 
SK2T(@SK2AT)   M/S HP   2,852,4062015-10-26 02:58:25
Started the contest myself (SM2LIY) after had invited 8 others from club to
operate. Half of them came.
To get max efforts in mults before anyone showed up, i mostly worked mults from
start, no running at all.
About 300 QSO worked first 8 hours before Peter SA2BLV and Petter SA2PKA showed
up and got a nice 2 hours sleep. First contest for Petter.
We had a mult radio barefoot connected to a 160m loop, but only 40 QSOs worked
on that during the weekend.

Peter and Petter stayed until late evening, and then was alone again and made
some nice NA runs on 15 and 20.
Got too tired at 0330z so decided to take a nap on sofa, and ended up sleeping
for 7 hours and no QSOs were made.
At 17 in evening Frank SA2FDR came and made a relief with 16 QSOs S&P and i
could eat. It was his first contest.
At 19 Peter SA2BLV showed up again with Östen SM2OKD and they stayed until
midnight.
Had a nice fight with SK7K on cqcontest.net with changing places all the time
until the long 7h QRT sleep, after that no chance to catch up.


6 banders: CN2AA ED9K and P33W

K 520 QSO
I 144 QSO
DL 137 QSO
EA 78 QSO
UA 74 QSO
UT 74 QSO
UA9 70 QSO
VE 69 QSO
SP 65 QSO
G 64 QSO

Run
IC756PROIII + ACOM 1000
80 2 el wirebeam south
40 dipole + 2 el moxon south
20 4el
15 4el
10 4 el
Mult
FT1000D barefoot + 160m LOOP

73s from FURA gang/Per SM2LIY sk2at.se
 
PD3OES   SOAB(A) LP   7,5182015-10-26 03:00:14
FT897
25 Watt. Novince tech. Power and band limmits.
FB 23 (10, 15 & 20 mtr)
Home made 1/2 wave dipole for 40 mtr.
 
KL7RA   M/M HP   12,069,6332015-10-26 03:11:41
Lost two key players right before the start but went with Multi-Multi anyway
knowing we would really just have three bands open most of the time anyway. 160
and 80 was absorbed so the lower 48 W6/7 land contesters didn't spend much time
on those bands causing us endless unanswered CQ's. Then having loud mults like
BY's that can't hear us adds to the frustration mix. 40 meters however was
excellent and endless. 20 was open all night to Europe on the 2nd day and 15
produced big Europe runs as well. But no question we are in decline. Ten didn't
really open till high noon here and the Europe stations couldn't hear us calling
them. We did have big hours on 10, 15 and 20 at the end which makes
this really fun and you forget the long slow hours before sunrise each
morning.

Only station failure reported was one footswitch went intermittent. I bought
these in 1978 and after 37 years of being kicked, stomped, and swore at one
finally gave up. I felt bad throwing it away. All and all making 9000 Q's isn't
bad for a weekend of max radio and we rotated the big rate hours between
everyone to share the fun. It is what it is and the CQWW phone is the contest
that brings a lot of activity, big rates and lights up a lot of DX stations to
work. Thanks to all those behind the WW curtain keeping all this working. Next
up SS code.

73 Rich KL7RA North Pole Contest Group. (Dave stuck in Salt Lake and Kris
in a hospital in Anchorage, we missed you guys!) We did drink your share of
the beer however, life goes on after all.
 
EI2CN   SOSB(A)/20 HP   394,0202015-10-26 03:25:55
Friends,
I went into this contest with a head cold but had the intentions to
compete. Well, the first day was different. Propagation was good but I did
not get my normal pipeline to the USA and QSO numbers were well down. Sunday
was better but I just ran out of steam and indulged my self. From then on it
was all down hill. When you go into a contest to compete you put everything
into it even if the tide is not in your favor. Lewis Hamilton did not get
were he is today without this type of approach. Maybe I am just getting old
and soft.

Normally I tell my friends that contesting is made for dipping in and out
of for anyone. Well this weekend this ended up my approach. It was more fun
to chase DX than to make runs. Unless the run rate is good for most of the
time it becomes less interesting for me.

Oh well I funked it but it was still fun though today I am not so happy
with myself. There you are.

73 Doug EI2CN
 
LZ7A(@LZ1KAA)   M/2 HP   3,871,4622015-10-26 03:28:19
TS140S + TL922
TS850 + GU43 (HOME MADE)
LOGPERIODIC, 3el/3band yagi(ECOANTENE)
InVee (80/40) ; DeltaLoop (40)
Dipole (80), Dipole (40)
This is our first participation!

TNX & 73's to all
 
PY2SBY   SOAB HP   533,6882015-10-26 03:40:39
Dear all good morning.

Good contest with good open to USA and Asia and not so good to Europe.
Get good contact like Fiji,Guam,Mariana and Austrália.
Hope the prop keep the same because will try to improve my simple antena to WPX
SSB.

Equipament:

IC7600
FL7000 running 300 watts.
Loop antenna for 40 meters and balun 4:1

Thanks for all Elvis PY2SBY.
 
CR3A   M/S HP   28,153,2242015-10-26 03:48:47
Excellent propagation on all bands.

This was a true classic MS operation with just one run radio and one multiplier
radio. Everybody had two good sleep time periods, which was nice...

Lots of antenna work during the contest to repair and replace antennas.

Heavy rain on Friday prevented Beverage antenna installation on the steep
slopes - that cost us several multipliers on the low bands.

Overall great time working our friends worldwide.

73
CT1BOH, CT1FFU, CT3BD, CT3DL, CT3DZ, CT3EE, OM3GI, OM3RM
 
NH7A   SOAB HP   3,556,5342015-10-26 03:54:52
Last CQWW from Hawaii was in 2001. I have been to Martinique and Senegal
instead of Hawaii since then up to this year.
Calling Europe when they are they are S9 and they cannot hear me in all the
QRM is a disappointment.
Heard Martti at CR2X and CN2AA on 80 but they could not hear my four square
signal.
80 was dismal and 160 was a bust.
Many thanks to all who called and will QSL those who send cards or want buro
cards.
Hanging out with KH6LC at the station is always the high point of operating
from here.
 
M5B(G3WVG)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   259,6162015-10-26 03:56:17
Great fun. This year I tried the assisted section and as expected I made more
mults. The down-side was that I wasted a lot of time (often
unsuccessfully!)trying to break cluster pile-ups. I don't think that LF
conditions were particularly good but certainly could have been much worse
Many thanks go to my mate Nigel G3TXF for letting me operate from his excellent
Devon holiday QTH overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
I used two antennas, a vertical with approximately 2km of ground radials and
also a dipole up at around 27m. For receive I also used two beverages.
73 Ian G3WVG aka M5B.
 
VP2MDG   SOAB HP   4,669,4102015-10-26 04:05:33
What a last four days!! First the setting up. I knew before leaving Florida
that the rotator "wasn't working" and that the tower was
"stuck" a few inches above fully nested because the hoist motor
hummed but didn't turn. So Thursday I mounted my CL-33 on the tower at about
27 feet, and I put up dipoles for 160, 80 and 40 on improvised supports.
Everything was a low compromise, but I was counting on the gain from the VP2M
callsign. By end of day all the antennas had been installed and tuned for
their new positions. Phew! It was all good except for the amplifier, which
served as a pass-thrugh for the exciter on 160M. Turns out the contacts on the
wafer that switches in extra capacitance on 160M was fried. I improvised a
contact with a short piece of heavy wire, and it held up all weekend. Phew
again!

Friday I decided to play with the tower motor. The junction box was very
rusty, but all the wiring inside looked clean and neat. Not the problem. The
compartment housing the motor start capacitor was filled with rust flakes. I
cleaned it out, but by itself that wasn't the problem either. So for grins I
reseated the slide-on connections to the tabs on the capacitor. Imagine my
surprise/glee/dismay that the motor cranked in both directions afterwards.
My day of resting up before the contest now became a day of relocating the 40M
and 160M dipoles onto the tower. Of course they needed to be trimmed as a
result of the relocation. More trips up and down the stairs. But the views of
the Caribbean and Nevis made for a beautiful backdrop.

Time to work a few before the contest only to discover that the rotator decided
it didn't want to turn counterclockwise. How had Murphy snuck in? Too late to
do anything about it. Sadly, the antenna was beaming east of Europe. Oh well.
I guess I would be REALLY counting on that gain from the VP2M callsign!

I must say that the contest was a bit of a grind. Starting out tired and
having a compromised station could easily have led to quitting at some point.
But I was picked up along the way by having friends and family call me at
various points over the weekend. I earned the WABB award (Worked All Briggs
Brothers - with the nephew endorsement) as Patrick (KK6ZM), Jeff (VY2ZM) and
Peter (K3ZM) all called in. Peter kept telling me to keep at it. Then at one
point my closest friends from The Villages, NP2B, NP2C, N4FP and WB2VYK all
checked in to say hi. Another friend from TV, K2PS finally found me Sunday
afternoon during his single-op 10M effort. And of course there were many
contacts with current and former clubmates - one of the best aspects of the
contest.
Friday night and Saturday, despite the issues, the station was rockin' and
boppin'. Big rates, lots of contacts, good conditions except for high static
levels on 160. Sunday was a different story. Had trouble finding clear
frequencies for running. The last hour was spent largely S&Ping and
getting a lot of "wow, thanks for the multiplier" responses.
OK, the sun is up. Time to tear it all down and get that rotator working
again. Whaddaya think? Will the tower motor still work, or will the tower be
stuck in the extended position?
73,
George VP2MDG / K2DM
 
ZW5B(@PY5EG)   M/M HP   23,497,2902015-10-26 04:05:57
This operation has been dedicated to PY5CA (Maia) sk in August 26.
Mais was one of the founders of Araucaria Dx Group and a great contester.
At this time we had some new future talents PY5VC, PU5SVE, PU5UAI joined with
the usual ZW5B operators.
We missed Maia very much
The last minute of the contest has been our tribute to Maia our great friend
God bless him.
Oms PY5EG
 
YT8WW   SOSB/15 HP   854,3582015-10-26 04:06:21
Yaesu FT 950 4 el. quad+ 1 KW
 
W2VM   SOAB LP   4,9922015-10-26 04:07:03
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
7 1 3 1 1
14 21 61 10 18
21 14 40 5 13
Total 36 104 16 32
Score: 4,992
1 Mult = 1.0 Q's
 
K3PA   SOAB(A) HP   1,488,6172015-10-26 04:12:57
Family matters prevented a full time effort. But conditions were great in KS,
and I had a lot of fun.
 
HG7T   M/2 HP   14,197,0202015-10-26 04:18:05
Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM/HA7T
 
W2XL   SOSB/80 HP   28,0802015-10-26 04:19:56
Though conditions were flat, didn't work or hear much past 6000 mi radius.
 
AA1ON(@N3BNA)   SOAB(A) HP   2,477,6522015-10-26 04:21:45
Thanks to Dale for use of his station !!!
 
NDØC   SOAB QRP   238,6022015-10-26 04:22:51
This was a part-time effort due to business travel and other commitments, but I
did have some fun! The conditions seemed better than I had expected, based on
the previous couple months. But it was still a challenge most of the time with
QRP, especially on 20. I didn't spend much time on 40 or 80. It was nice to
see 10 open!

Thanks to all the DX operators for pulling me out of the QRM!

73,
Randy, ND0C

Station:
Yaesu FTdx3000 running 5 watts out
Cycle 24 TX38 triband Yagi at 12 meters; 40 m rotatable dipole at 13 meters;
inverted vee with apex at 11 meters
 
EF8C(EA8DDM)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   805,6982015-10-26 04:23:06
My very first CQ WOrld Wide. It has been a fantastic experience despite I got
sick on Saturday evening (pile-up time, what a pity) and got me off for more
than two hours.

It has been incredible to hear CROWDED bands, ... wow!!!.

I have to THANK a lot to my dear friend EA8ZS for allowing me to use his
station for this contest. Manolo, you are GREAT!!!.

See you in the next contest!.

73.
 
N5ZC   SOAB(A) HP   1,033,3572015-10-26 04:29:32
Testing out the new antenna system which worked well. Had plans of giving a full
effort but had too much fun dxing and testing the new antennas. WX was
excellent so finished a few out door chores before it gets cold.

3 x F12 C31xr stack at 38', 78', 118'
M2 40MLLDD at 130'
1 x F12 C31 xr on a 2nd tower at 79'
1 x F12 D240 at 84' on the 2nd tower
1 x 80m Delta loop apex at 78'

The C31xr's on both towers are tied together with a stack match for spraying
the signal or quick direction changes.

Rich - N5ZC
 
EI1A(ON4EI)   SOAB LP   2,270,8752015-10-26 04:36:58
Another nice experiencew with very good propagation conditions.
The bands were very crowded.
It was very difficult to RUN on 40 and 20 meters band with 100W.
Thanks to all participants
Thanks to the organisation who is doing all effort to find the cheaters.
The claimed score is not correct as French overseas callsigns are
not recognized by the log software, therefore some of TO1E,TO2M,
TO2A,TO4K,TO90R have no countries.
73
Olivier
 
A61BK   M/S HP   7,385,0182015-10-26 04:40:07
TNX FOR ALL 73
 
DJ5MW   SOAB HP   6,103,8452015-10-26 05:03:58
congrats to ES5TV for super score, great show on cqcontest...

Nice to see 10m open on both days. Only one zone 3 wkd though.

See you in CW part for more fun.

73 de Manfred, DJ5MW
 
AJ8B   SOAB HP   166,6002015-10-26 05:04:42
Surprisingly good conditions. Planned for only a few hours as I assumed it would
be bad. My mistake.
 
K1KP   M/M HP   8,706,6502015-10-26 05:05:30
 
W1TO   SOAB(A) HP   1,786,4882015-10-26 05:05:39
Ten meters was fun!
 
8N1F(JQ1BVI)   SOAB LP   1,214,4402015-10-26 05:06:32
Special Station Call 8N1F for Fuji - Yoshida City 65th anniversary.
 
KB2HSH   SOSB(A)/10 QRP   12,0962015-10-26 05:10:06
What a contest!!! To the naysayers that still think that there's no life to be
found in 10 meters, if you didn't get on 10 at all this weekend, you missed out
on a LOT!!!
Signals on 10 seemed a bit weaker on Saturday than on Sunday, with the
highlight being hearing Russia and Cyprus at the same time. And like the 10m
of solar cycles past, 5W was more than enough to snag the good stuff.

73 from Elma, NY!
 
V47T   M/S HP   24,844,3202015-10-26 05:14:06
Great time with Doug and Dave. Spent the week fixing broken stuff and everything
worked. Had visions of the record, but the mults just weren't there.

As always, special thanks to V44KAI and V44KBP and V47JA for their help on the
island. CU in a few weeks for CW.

73, Andy N2NT
 
W2FU   M/S HP   1,113,0602015-10-26 05:14:56
Nice scores from K8AZ and NV9L and WW4LL too.

Great to see 10 meters open as well as it was, surely hope we get another like
this next month for CW.

Jeff
 
GW4BLE   SOSB/15 HP   1,164,5822015-10-26 05:22:17
Plan was to set a new band record in the HP SO unassisted section for Wales.
Logs are already submitted to LoTW, eQSL , QRZ and Clublog.

Thanks to all for the contacts.

Audio search is now available on my web site here:
http://www.gw4ble.dxlist.co.uk

73

Steve
GW4BLE
 
F4GGQ   SOSB(A)/20 LP   451,1822015-10-26 05:24:39
HELLO GOOD PROPAGATION WW SSB.

YAESU FTDX5000
STEPPIR 3 éléments @ 16ml.

73's

F4GGQ jeff
 
NQ4I   M/2 HP   11,298,4802015-10-26 05:30:18
We downsized the station from Multi-Multi this past summer and the CQWW SSB was
our first test of the new station configuration as Multi-Two. And everyone of
the op's said it works very good. Conditions were definitely varied this
weekend. We listened on 15 m at the start and heard K9CT running JA's. Not
happening at this qth, the band had already faded for us. Saturday we saw the
effects of the CME, and the high bands were pretty lousy and the low bands were
very noisy. The op's toughed it out and kept BIS for the duration. Then the
conditions came roaring back on Sunday, and they were fantastic! Ten Meters has
not been this good in years! And the last two hours on 15m were fantastic!

I want to say that the www.cqcontest.net site provide a lot of entertainment
and kept our attention all weekend. K9CT and crew were on the site and it truly
was a very close horse race. K9CT prevailed in the end. We listened as he was
running EU on 20 meters about 19z on Sunday and we could not hear a single
station he was working. Good ole adsorption was keeping us from staying in the
race. I want to offer my congrats to K9CT and his fine crew for a great race.
It was exciting and kept us occupied all through the contest. There are lots of
other competitors in all classes who should be doing the same.

For one of the first times , no equipment failures! Could it be that the
combination of TenTec radios and Alpha Amps that we have achieved reliability?


Station descriptions:
15m/80m TenTec Orion x2 and Alpha 8410 x2.
10m/40m TenTec Orion x2 and Alpha 87A x2
20m TenTec Orion x2 and Alpha 77 and Alpha 78
160m TenTec Orion and Alpha 77

I want to thank my operators who traveled great distances to participate. Jim
KM4HI drove up from Central Florida. Rick (aka Chain Saw set the single
instance of loud snoring record again!) K4TD came over from NW Alabama to be
with us. Drubber (John) W4IX had been working the past 6 months in Calif and
Ariz and traveled back for the contest. Jim VE7ZO drove all the way from
Smyrna, Ga to participate. Steve AG4W made the drive from NW Alabama also, and
Kevin N4XL came down from Western SC. Thanks guys for making the effort!

I want to thank CQWW, the Magazine and the unpaid workers in the background who
make all this happen each year. Still one of the best contests on ham radio each
year!

73 from wet and rainy Central Georgia,

Rick NQ4I
 
N1IBM   SOAB(A) HP   1,672,1282015-10-26 05:31:51
10 meters sure surprised this year, great to have it in the mix. many tnx to all
that logged me this year. look for you in a few weeks.
73
Skip
 
N7UJJ   SOAB LP   47,3712015-10-26 05:39:00
A couple of hours S&P.
 
K8PGJ   SOAB LP   842,3912015-10-26 05:46:02
Tallest antenna at 30 Feet = 80/40 dipole, 3 elements on 10 and 2 elements on 15
meters at 28', 2 elements on 20 meters at 25 feet
 
JA5FDJ   SOSB/15 HP   1,275,5612015-10-26 05:52:22
Super CONDX !! Very hard to S&P new MULT with no assistance,but enjoyed very
much of course.

Thanks all for the Q's and see you in the CW part again.

Shin,JA5FDJ
 
VA3DF   SOAB(A) LP   2,517,5642015-10-26 05:53:59
You gotta love it when a plan comes together! Never met a contest that I didn't
like but there is definitely something special about these 48 hour efforts.
Random comments follow:

Propagation turned out to be better than anticipated. I thought we had closed
the book on 10 m a couple of months ago but the band was actually in reasonable
form - not as good as last year but then neither am I :>)

Started out ahead of last year as far as qso count at set intervals but then
dropped behind by about 200 qsos. Good operators on the other end allowed me to
close the gap to 100 qsos. On the positive side, the total multipliers were up
by 20 with a substantial increase in the amount of countries worked.

Recorded the entire contest as a .wav file, now I need to find a free weekend
to listen to it all over again!

There were no technical issues during the contest, everything worked as it
should. Probably didn't spend enough time running, which is odd as I really
enjoy that activity.

Technical question #1 -

If Doug has 4000 feet of radials and makes 10 contacts on 160 m, how many feet
of radials would he need to make 100 contacts? (Send answer in confidential
email)

Contest tip #1 -

If you are 3/4 of the way through the contest and your butt is killing you,
switch chairs (I keep a couple in the shack). If that doesn't work, try a
pillow or blanket on the chair. If that still doesn't resolve the issue, suck
it up you big baby, think you are at a spa or what?

Now where did I leave that pillow?

73,

Doug
VA3DF
 
OR2F   SOAB LP   2,018,4502015-10-26 05:54:14
the condx was pretty good on all bands, so my OFF-AIR strategy was totally
killed :-)

all bands were crowded in their time, it was no chance for long
CQ-performances, even more - some "cannons" take the frequencies as
their own, i.e. they can come back after more than 3 min absence and start
CQ-ing again without any "QRL?", without any listening. losers in
such battles are always the LPs ^ QRPs ... it is very sensible decision about
the audio records we have to do - all is there / all stays recorded and belongs
to the Committee :-)

anyway it was good S&P-exercise for me, I do appreciate it ;)
thanks to all who called and replied !

c u in the next one,
73
 
VE3RCN   SOAB LP   25,0472015-10-26 05:54:29
Just a few more points for CCO as I disassemble the station.
 
NN1SS   SOAB(A) HP   5,580,6102015-10-26 05:58:01
Thanks to all for the Q's and to those who spotted me. Always appreciated.

I decided to make CQWW phone a serious effort for the first time from my own
station. I usually focus on RTTY and CW, but because I bombed-out of this
year's RTTY contest after 7 hours of operating (long story) I decided to make
up for that disaster. Very happy that I did. Great conditions on 5 bands (160
was hopeless here).

CU in a month for CW (still my favorite contest) and praying for the same
conditions.

73
NN1SS
 
KJ9C   SOAB Classic HP   173,9512015-10-26 06:00:28
K3, wires, KPA500... good to work a few on ten meters....that coronal flare
didn't kill the higher bands
 
EF8O(DJ1OJ)   SOAB Classic LP   543,9062015-10-26 06:00:29
IC-756PROIII 100W
ANT: GPA-50 (vert. 10/15/20) dipole (40m)
 
VP9I(@VP9GE)   M/S LP   7,018,5572015-10-26 06:07:25
Station:
Icom IC-7000, Elecraft K3
160M Dipole
80M Dipole
40M Dipole
20-10M Cushcraft A4S fed through INRAD triplexer

Highlight:
- Pileups were amazing when we got spotted

Lowlight:
- Quite often, extremely low rates until we got spotted. A _lot_ of unanswered
CQs on very open bands.

Kurt and I did a M/S Low Power effort from VP9GE's QTH in 2013 CQWW CW and it
was very interesting to contrast that experience with this weekend's SSB
effort. On that CW weekend, we felt _loud_. That wasn't the case this
weekend. Of course, it's impossible to really compare the two contests. This
weekend, operating the Mult station was a challenge. There were times that a
strong European would CQ in our face. On the other hand, we worked VU2 on 20m,
Reunion on three bands, and VK6 via LP. None were very strong.

It was hard to keep the Run station's rate up mid-mornings, especially on
Sunday morning. We were likely getting buried in the flurry of activity in EU
and NA - no amount of moving around to find a "clear enough"
frequency worked. When that happened, we had success producing a higher rate
by S&Ping on the run station than if we were to just dig in our heels on a
run frequency.

The true highlight of the weekend was operating the contest with a good friend
and having a great time. Mission accomplished.

As always, many thanks to our wonderful host, Ed, VP9GE. Station details at
http://www.vp9ge.com

Thanks for all the QSOs!

73,
Bob VP9/WA1Z
 
VE3UTT   SOSB(A)/10 HP   664,7692015-10-26 06:08:44
K3 / Optibeam
 
K9CT   M/2 HP   12,017,2122015-10-26 06:08:48
We didn't know what to expect this year. Conditions have been mostly difficult
with higher A and K indexes and an unsettled sun. But amazingly, we had pretty
good conditions again. No expectation of 10m compared to the last two years so
were very happy to get good propagation for many hours. The only difference
seemed to be the length of the openings from the last two or three years.

The team was experienced and solid throughout the 48 hours. We had a guest
operator, Ed, KC9ZQW. Ed is a senior EE at Bradley University and president of
their ham radio club. He joined us for the first 24 hours and went from novice
to solid contest operator in that time. He mostly sat in the second chair and
listened to the experienced operators and worked in multipliers and same band
qsos. He also got some good time running as well.

New this year was the addition of one more tower and Steppir antenna. This
antenna was used mostly for SE, S and SW and gave us better isolation in the
same band. The synthesizors were replaced in the 4 K3s that we use for M/2... 8
total. I am sure it was an improvement on same band qsos...especially noted on
10 and 15m. Computers and N1MM Plus worked flawlessly.

We sincerely want to thank NQ4I team for competing on line on cqcontest.net Our
team was totally focused on the horse race between our teams. It was a marathon
and neither team was ever in the lead or behind very long. I can tell you that
it kept our team in the chair and chasing every mult and qso possible. It will
probably come down to log checking to see who won between us.....

Every team should be on line. It really adds to the fun of the contest. There
are no secrets any more when you are in the contest...so why are you not on
line?

The food is always a hit with the team. It is like inviting friends over to eat
and then enjoying some radio between meals. We had everything from Chinese,
Packer brats from WI, special breakfast casserole made in a crock pot to pizza
and beer. No one leaves hungary.

Looking back over the weekend, it seemed like the last 24 hours were better
than the first. Bands were more alive and full from top to bottom. The CME may
have affected the early conditions. Our rates on 10 and 15 were very high. We
had ops on all four radios interleaving qsos as fast as we could. Our best hour
was 1500Z on the 25th...302 and our 10 minute rate approached 500 a couple of
times. Now that was fun! We missed zone 34 and saw a spot for SU9IG but never
connected.

Thanks to every one for the qsos, the band moves and the multiple bands. Thanks
to the 6 band qsos with 8P5A C37N CN2AA EF8R HC0E HK1NA KH6J KP2M KP3Z PJ4Q TO4K
V26B V47T VE7SCC VP5S and PJ2T. We had 97 stations on 5 bands and 134 on 4
bands...wow.

See you in the cw session! 73, Craig K9CT
 
VO1MP   SOAB HP   3,556,2242015-10-26 06:11:22
Who would have expected conditions to be as good as they were .... given where
we are SUPPOSED to be in the Solar cycle......had a few good runs CQin one with
a 260 hour .... which of course always prompts me to ask ... if a non
multiplier for the most part like a garden variety Canadian Zone 5 can manage
260 plus in an hour and STILL give THEIR call on every QSO then I guess the
HOT shot Big Time DX Location OP ..Intermittent IDER who manages to ID every 20
Qs or so must be doing SO MUCH better.... IMHO and in as much as the contest
committee seemingly has focused on everything else, in terms of streamlining
the castigation and penalty process, OPS who are deemed to be in violation of
the ID rule ( assuming there is one )...should be saddled with score reductions
as a penalty ... during some idle time I actually monitored some hot shots who
worked over 20 stations before IDing ..... Perhaps some arbitrary number such
as every five (5) should be the minimum number of Qs allowed without IDing ,
and any above that should be stricken from their log ... at least faced with
SOME kind of penalty... these hot shots would smarten up ..I mean it's like
their thinking is .. I'm a BTO (big time operator)and MY contest time is
valuable , all you guys standing in line are grist for my mill AND fodder for
my QSO machine and... while I MIGHT appreciate the QSO your time and acore.. ..
is NOT as valuable nor as Important as mine ... DUH ...
OK enough politicizing ...Conditions were great ... CQWW still seems to
attract the BEST operators// no frequency fights, no intentional QRM , nothing
too severe for these bones to handle .. look forward to the Sweeps and will be
QRV from VO2WL in ZONE 2 as VO2CQ for CQWWCW part .. thanks for the Qs and
.
C'Y'ALL next One
GLWCDR
Gus VO1MP/VO2CQ
 
WFØT   SOAB QRP   6,5522015-10-26 06:11:47
TW-4040 vertical on 40 - unfortunately 0 contacts
MA5v vertical for 20-10 meters
20/15 meter dipole @ 35 feet
Elecraft KX3

The pileups were enormous! I heard all points of the globe calling at any point
in time this weekend. Amazing to be a part (very small part) of the action.
 
8P2K(8P6SH)   SOSB/15 LP   190,1762015-10-26 06:15:14
Busy week-end and unfortunately I could not be 100% focused on the contest. LP
on 15 was also pretty tough as the band was wall to wall filled with signals
during the peak propagation. I am guessing most of the big guns used this as
their money band. Conditions seemed rough but then I only have 2 elements on
this band for the moment. The QRM truly made my LP signal seem qrp as I gave
up
on many a multiplier because of the big piles and difficulty getting through.
The first evening there was some interesting short skip that allowed me to
work
many of the close zone 8 stations much easier than normal.

Altogether an interesting experience and I'll probably be back next year with
a
better RX, and better antennas.

It was also great to have a full contingent from 8P - heard 8P6NW on 20m,
worked 8P5A and 8P9AL who was next door and also heard 8P9EH but couldn't break
his EU or NA piles.

Thanks for all the stations that managed to work this weak one.

73 - Dean
 
W2FU/2   M/S HP   7,113,0602015-10-26 06:15:15
Nice scores from K8AZ and NV9L and WW4LL too.

Great to see 10 meters open as well as it was, surely hope we get another like
this next month for CW.

Jeff
 
W5PR   SOSB(A)/10 HP   643,2452015-10-26 06:17:37
The string of years of being lucky with the weather on CQWW contest weekends
came to an end this year as the hurricane remnants caused torrents of rain and
huge winds all weekend. Antennas were slow to turn in the wind and rain static
rendered the high antenna useless much of the time. It was a good weekend to
give the assisted category a try. I ended the weekend feeling like I couldn't
"get out" like I am used to. I called 2 VUs and XV endlessly without
results. I ended the weekend feeling like I had spent WAY too much time chasing
mults and not CQing, however, much of the time CQing was slow too. I spent
time learning to use the packet window. I set it to 10m only and mults only
for the first day. By Sunday, I had learned to "Blacklist" the huge
number of continuing bad spots that showed up as mults. During the slow CQ
response periods on Sunday, I unchecked the "mults only" window and
blacklisted the US stations and bad spots. I was able to pop on to a new
station and work it during CQing and increase the rate. It was a lot more
interesting than endlessly CQing while playing Solitare in the unassisted
category.
10M Total %

OC 113 113 8.6
AS 262 262 20.0
NA 245 245 18.7
SA 231 231 17.6
AF 44 44 3.4
EU 415 415 31.7

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

3V 1 1
4L 1 1
4O 1 1
4X 2 2
5B 2 2
5H 1 1
5R 1 1
6Y 2 2
8P 3 3
9A 8 8
9H 1 1
9K 1 1
9M2 1 1
9M6 5 5
A3 1 1
A6 1 1
A7 2 2
A9 1 1
BV 2 2
BY 6 6
C3 1 1
C5 1 1
C9 1 1
CE 21 21
CM 5 5
CN 5 5
CT 14 14
CT3 3 3
CU 6 6
CX 14 14
D4 1 1
DL 56 56
DU 3 3
E7 1 1
EA 59 59
EA6 1 1
EA8 13 13
EA9 1 1
EI 10 10
ER 1 1
ES 2 2
EU 2 2
F 24 24
FG 2 2
FJ 1 1
FK 1 1
FM 1 1
FR 2 2
FS 1 1
FW 1 1
FY 1 1
G 38 38
GD 1 1
GI 2 2
GJ 1 1
GM 9 9
GU 1 1
GW 3 3
HA 5 5
HB 3 3
HB0 1 1
HC 2 2
HI 5 5
HK 2 2
HK0/a 1 1
HL 1 1
HP 4 4
HZ 1 1
I 40 40
IS 1 1
IT9 9 9
J6 1 1
JA 238 238
K 85 85
KH0 2 2
KH2 3 3
KH6 16 16
KL 4 4
KP2 5 5
KP4 12 12
LA 2 2
LU 51 51
LX 2 2
LY 1 1
LZ 10 10
OA 3 3
OE 3 3
OH 2 2
OH0 2 2
OK 8 8
OM 3 3
ON 8 8
OZ 2 2
P4 4 4
PA 10 10
PJ2 1 1
PJ4 2 2
PJ7 1 1
PY 115 115
PY0F 1 1
PZ 1 1
S0 1 1
S5 5 5
SM 1 1
SP 11 11
SU 1 1
SV 3 3
SV5 1 1
SV9 1 1
T8 1 1
TA 1 1
TF 1 1
TI 3 3
TK 1 1
TR 1 1
TY 1 1
UA 7 7
UA2 1 1
UA9 2 2
UR 8 8
V2 1 1
V3 1 1
V4 1 1
V5 1 1
V7 1 1
V8 1 1
VE 94 94
VK 46 46
VP2M 1 1
VP2V 1 1
VP5 2 2
VP9 2 2
XE 3 3
YB 11 11
YL 1 1
YN 1 1
YO 10 10
YS 1 1
YU 8 8
YV 9 9
Z6 1 1
ZA 1 1
ZD7 1 1
ZF 1 1
ZL 21 21
ZP 4 4
ZS 8 8

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 103/25 103/25 103/25
D1-0100Z - - - - - 19/9 19/9 122/34
D1-0200Z - - - - - 2/0 2/0 124/34
42
D1-0300Z - - - - - - 0/0 124/34
60
D1-0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 124/34
60
D1-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 124/34
60
D1-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 124/34
60
D1-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 124/34
60
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 124/34
60
D1-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 124/34
60
D1-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 124/34
60
D1-1100Z - - - - - 1/2 1/2 125/36
56
D1-1200Z - - - - - 22/24 22/24 147/60
D1-1300Z - - - - - 56/41 56/41 203/101
D1-1400Z - - - - - 87/30 87/30 290/131
D1-1500Z - - - - - 52/17 52/17 342/148
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 68/5 68/5 410/153
D1-1700Z - - - - - 43/1 43/1 453/154
D1-1800Z - - - - - 47/1 47/1 500/155
D1-1900Z - - - - - 49/2 49/2 549/157
D1-2000Z - - - - - 51/1 51/1 600/158
D1-2100Z - - - - - 44/1 44/1 644/159
D1-2200Z - - - - - 72/3 72/3 716/162
D1-2300Z - - - - - 89/1 89/1 805/163
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 24/1 24/1 829/164
D2-0100Z - - - - - 15/3 15/3 844/167
D2-0200Z - - - - - 3/0 3/0 847/167
39
D2-0300Z - - - - - - 0/0 847/167
60
D2-0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 847/167
60
D2-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 847/167
60
D2-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 847/167
60
D2-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 847/167
60
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 847/167
60
D2-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 847/167
60
D2-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 847/167
60
D2-1100Z - - - - - - 0/0 847/167
60
D2-1200Z - - - - - 4/2 4/2 851/169
27
D2-1300Z - - - - - 20/4 20/4 871/173
D2-1400Z - - - - - 13/6 13/6 884/179
D2-1500Z - - - - - 70/0 70/0 954/179
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 70/0 70/0 1024/179
D2-1700Z - - - - - 45/2 45/2 1069/181
D2-1800Z - - - - - 36/1 36/1 1105/182
D2-1900Z - - - - - 29/1 29/1 1134/183
D2-2000Z - - - - - 30/0 30/0 1164/183
D2-2100Z - - - - - 39/0 39/0 1203/183
D2-2200Z - - - - - 64/0 64/0 1267/183
D2-2300Z - - - - - 44/0 44/0 1311/183

Total: 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1311/183
 
ND3N   SOAB(A) LP   49,2742015-10-26 06:17:44
I really dislike phone contests. Trying to bust through the pile-ups with a
low-power station and vertical antenna (plus wires on 40 & 80M) is a
challenge and my QSO rate was atrocious (less than 20 at my best). I have
plans to add a directional antenna, but need a few more ducats in the bank...

That said, my goal in any contest is always to have fun and beat my previous
scores. I beat last year's score, but didn't come close to my best - blame it
on the solar cycle. Still, I had fun, which is the most important thing...

Finally worked India, now just hoping he QSL's.

Rig: TS-590
Antennas: GAP Challenger and wires on 40/80
Logging S/W: N1MM+

73 all...
 
K3ZJ   SOAB HP   2,178,1762015-10-26 06:22:24
Highlight: Finally getting time to return to the air for more than a couple of
hours and working multiple friends that I haven't heard in years.
Lowlight: No 40 meters Friday night and taking prime time hours Saturday to fix
it and some other technical problems.
Condx surprisingly good for this period in the sunspot cycle.
Thanks to all for the Q's.
 
N2BEG   SOAB Classic LP   453,9362015-10-26 06:22:29
Thanks to the sun for cooperating on a contest weekend for a change. Nice to
see 10m open again. Really need the beam fixed.
 
4X7R(@4X6OM)   M/S HP   7,334,9122015-10-26 06:22:50
Great FUN
nice to host K1YR for few hours.
Big storm on Sunday morning T-storm static noise, lost Electricity for 3 hours
on a good run time & also lost the 40/80 inv-V to the wind.
all in all good condition on all bands, lots of activity.
Thanks for calling,

CU on the CW part.

station:
TS-590sg 500W
Force 12 c-19
inv-v for 40&80
inv-L for 160
 
YV1KK   SOSB(A)/15 LP   1,300,0752015-10-26 06:24:08
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
21 2517 7429 35 140
Total 2517 7429 35 140
Score: 1.300.075
1 Mult = 14,4 Q's
 
K3OO(@K3OOOOO)   SOAB(A) HP   1,559,1482015-10-26 06:36:54
Part time operation.
Conditions on high bands were better then I expected. 80/160 were tougher.
10M was better to EU on Sunday morning. Stations up to 28.900. Had a nice 249
qso clock hour run high in the 10M band on Sunday.

Time to get the receive antennas up for CW weekend.

73,
Rick K3OO
 
W2CG   M/2 HP   5,090,0402015-10-26 06:38:49
Even though we don't relish operating SSB we had a great time. Had a rotor
failure for the last 3 hours with Yagi antenna stuck pointed North on 10-15-20,
we still managed to work everything we could hear, with alot of calling and
repeats. Tnx for the Qs, see you in CQWW CW.
 
K1KNQ   SOAB(A) HP   1,306,6002015-10-26 06:40:39
Rig: Yaesu FT-1000D and Alpha 87A
Ants: 10M/15M 4el interlace Quad at 55'. 20M 4el Quad at 28' (fixed NW !!!).
40M single sloping dipole NE (Sunday only operation). 75M 4 square vertical
array. Aux ant. C3 fixed S at 30', 4 beverages N,E,S,W (330 feet)
Software: N1MM

Very little operating Friday night due to late arrival at Mancave. I originally
planned a 75M SBHP op., but had to change it due to Fri. night. Decided on all
band without 40M ant. and low fixed 20M Quad. Points for the FCG. Sunday AM put
up a temp. sloper on 40M to use near contest end. (worked quite well). I hope
the 20M Quad works as well as the 10/15M Quad when it is up (soon).

Go FCG
Jack, K1KNQ
 
W9IIX   SOAB(A) HP   878,5552015-10-26 06:46:50
Great contest after a terrible propagation summer, new amp was fantaskic, I have
questions for om0m, ot4a and dk3t, send me an email, and oh3z, where did u live
in Chicago?....73,Doug,w9iix
 
K1RX   SOSB/20 HP   100,5942015-10-26 06:52:39
Operated at K1KP for 37 hours, returned home to do a blast and it was.

Thanks for all the attention at 14.225 (Single frequency operation). Many many
calling - sorry if I missed you.

73, Mark, K1RX
 
WB9HFK   SOAB LP   130,1442015-10-26 06:53:36
Part-Time
100W - Vertical and Wires
 
OHØX(OH6KZP)   SOAB(A) HP   12,068,3202015-10-26 06:56:16
I went into this contest thinking I'll sleep a bit more than the 30 minutes that
I usually do in my serious CQWW efforts, but instead ended up working 48h for
the first time...! I credit that to a successful rhythm change during the week,
as I went to bed successively earlier each evening. Going to bed at 19:30 local
on Friday for a 03:00 local start on Saturday thus provided some good
pre-contest rest. I guess I was able to fall asleep nicely on Friday when I had
no big plans and thus no big pressure :)

I only felt really tired a couple of times, the first time being before sunrise
on Sunday and the second time being around 18z on Sunday evening. As I'm prone
to extra heart beats when very tired, I took a beta blocker on Sunday for some
"preventative doping," but otherwise managed to get through with just
two energy drinks in the doping department. However, I did note that I became
increasingly irritable as Sunday went along, which is not a good thing when
already going crazy with non-stop SSB splatter everywhere around you! So that's
a trait to work on.

The station worked well, including the recently repaired 3-el 40m yagi. The
annoying 50-Hz hum in the SO2R monitor audio during transmission was finally
completely gone after I installed ground loop isolators in the RX audio cables
on Friday evening, and the audio was now a joy to listen to! Thanks to SM0W,
SM5AJV, and OH6KN for the related tips. I only had some minor problems with the
computer monitor intermittently shutting down and the computer keyboard not
always responding while working 160m, and with the MK2R box briefly acting up
on Sunday evening, saying that no keyer was installed (?). Perhaps a result of
"RF".

Band conditions were nice on Saturday, although the waning of the solar cycle
clearly showed on 10m through shorter openings. Anyway, it was a massive
difference to the painful grind of the Scandinavian Activity Contest a couple
of weeks ago :) Propagation forecasts predicted a glancing blow from a CME late
Saturday, which would have resulted in an aurora-filled second half of the
contest and killed the fun here in the north. Instead the particles were
apparently somehow not compatible with the Earth's magnetosphere although the
CME cloud arrived even earlier than expected, so no aurora materialized and the
great contest show went on. Sunday's conditions were in my opinion mostly not as
good as Saturday's, but the DX openings were there all the same.

The high point of the contest for me was probably a sustained 20m NA run on
Saturday night, netting a lot of QSO points. The band first seemed to die down
on Saturday evening, only to open up again and staying that way far into Sunday
(UTC time). The low point probably came on Sunday evening when I simply was not
able to find a proper spot on which to CQ on a completely packed 20m band, and
the QSO rate dropped drastically. I loathe SSB frequency fights (and did I say
I loathe constant SSB splatter? :) ) and had just spent hours on 15m defending
my frequency from many stations who came a kHz or less away, so I tried to
avoid knowingly becoming a party to the same misery for anybody else.

The most absurd point was probably on 15m Sunday when I asked a station to move
after he came 400 Hz away from me, only to be told he had been there for the
last 4 hours without any problems! I wondered if antenna directions really
could have caused such a thing, but a quick check through DX cluster spots
showed that he wasn't telling the truth at all... Constantly diverting transmit
power to an EU antenna would be ideal, but right now we don't have a system in
place for diverting only a fraction, and "losing" half of the legal
limit power in a non-DX direction often feels too much.

One thing I wish the organizers would clarify is their adjudication approach
towards QSOs at the band limits. Personally I'm flexible when it comes to
crossing intra-band recommendations on CW/SSB/digital mode areas. They are just
recommendations and plans, so when thousands of contesters as a majority
temporarily need more "real estate" inside the bands I feel it's OK
where national regulations allow it. However, actual regulatory band limits are
a different matter altogether. So what is one to do when a juicy double mult is
managing his pileup on 14349.9 kHz USB (or 21449.9 for that matter)? I didn't
work him as I didn't want to end up on any black lists (such as the European
7200+ kHz list from last year), thus disadvantaging myself. How should this
problem best be approached?

I'm very happy to unexpectedly lay claim on the European SOAB HP Assisted
record, unless somebody else scored even higher :) A big thanks and
congratulations to Tõnno ES5TV, with whom I raced on cqcontest.net. Although I
was assisted and he wasn't, I was no longer able to keep up with his score after
Sunday morning. He sustained his QSO rates admirably, really showing what his
station's firepower can do when manned by a top-notch operator!

Thanks to the Brändö Island Group and Radio Arcala teams for all support, and
to everyone for the QSOs! Some statistics can be found below.

Kim OH6KZP
-------------------------------

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: OH0X
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: OH6KZP

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 95 15 3 0 113 113 1.8
0100 0 1 45 140 1 0 187 300 4.7
0200 2 2 16 107 0 0 127 427 6.7
0300 10 7 53 12 0 0 82 509 8.0
0400 89 131 3 0 0 0 223 732 11.5
0500 1 5 89 1 44 14 154 886 14.0
0600 0 0 2 0 162 10 174 1060 16.7
0700 0 0 1 2 115 18 136 1196 18.8
0800 0 0 1 1 63 100 165 1361 21.4
0900 0 0 0 25 35 30 90 1451 22.9
1000 0 0 0 7 36 124 167 1618 25.5
1100 0 0 0 2 89 75 166 1784 28.1
1200 0 0 0 10 177 7 194 1978 31.2
1300 0 0 0 6 29 100 135 2113 33.3
1400 0 0 4 7 111 71 193 2306 36.3
1500 0 0 9 0 222 1 232 2538 40.0
1600 0 2 11 20 62 0 95 2633 41.5
1700 0 2 1 161 0 0 164 2797 44.1
1800 1 3 1 137 0 0 142 2939 46.3
1900 2 3 38 70 5 0 118 3057 48.2
2000 0 22 127 0 0 0 149 3206 50.5
2100 0 166 1 4 0 0 171 3377 53.2
2200 57 1 24 2 0 0 84 3461 54.5
2300 2 0 74 51 0 0 127 3588 56.5
0000 1 1 0 221 0 0 223 3811 60.1
0100 2 1 1 148 0 0 152 3963 62.5
0200 2 6 0 79 0 0 87 4050 63.8
0300 0 0 2 128 0 0 130 4180 65.9
0400 2 3 68 17 0 0 90 4270 67.3
0500 3 56 2 2 14 1 78 4348 68.5
0600 0 0 4 1 86 2 93 4441 70.0
0700 0 0 1 4 78 3 86 4527 71.3
0800 0 0 0 2 102 4 108 4635 73.0
0900 0 0 1 1 155 7 164 4799 75.6
1000 0 0 0 41 14 34 89 4888 77.0
1100 0 0 0 1 103 2 106 4994 78.7
1200 0 0 0 0 134 1 135 5129 80.8
1300 0 0 1 0 117 2 120 5249 82.7
1400 0 0 0 0 161 0 161 5410 85.3
1500 0 1 0 0 140 6 147 5557 87.6
1600 0 0 2 4 74 0 80 5637 88.8
1700 0 0 1 1 115 0 117 5754 90.7
1800 0 0 0 41 14 0 55 5809 91.6
1900 0 0 62 9 11 0 82 5891 92.8
2000 1 0 29 104 0 0 134 6025 95.0
2100 0 3 78 2 0 0 83 6108 96.3
2200 4 75 50 0 0 0 129 6237 98.3
2300 3 30 75 0 0 0 108 6345 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 182 521 972 1586 2472 612 6345

Gross QSOs=6410 Dupes=65 Net QSOs=6345

Unique callsigns worked = 4581

The best 60 minute rate was 259/hour from 1436 to 1535
The best 30 minute rate was 288/hour from 1437 to 1506
The best 10 minute rate was 318/hour from 1045 to 1054

The best 1 minute rates were:
8 QSOs/minute 3 times.
7 QSOs/minute 10 times.
6 QSOs/minute 72 times.
5 QSOs/minute 202 times.
4 QSOs/minute 334 times.
3 QSOs/minute 522 times.
2 QSOs/minute 622 times.
1 QSOs/minute 663 times.

There were 699 bandchanges and 300 (4.7%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 2 24 154 1186 1065 150 2581 40.7
South America 0 8 28 49 46 28 159 2.5
Europe 171 454 679 266 809 276 2655 41.8
Asia 6 27 79 51 487 117 767 12.1
Africa 3 8 18 15 32 28 104 1.6
Oceania 0 0 14 19 33 13 79 1.2
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 182 521 972 1586 2472 612 6345

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 69
4 2305
5 2218
6 1692
7 15
8 32
9 8
10 6

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3A 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
3DA 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
3V 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
3W 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
4J 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
4L 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
4O 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
4X 0 2 4 3 2 5 16 0.3
5B 2 2 3 2 4 4 17 0.3
5R 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
5W 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6Y 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
7X 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
8P 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.1
9A 5 4 18 4 15 2 48 0.8
9H 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
9J 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9K 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
9M2 0 0 1 1 3 1 6 0.1
9M6 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.0
9V 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
A6 0 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.1
A7 1 2 2 2 2 1 10 0.2
A9 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
AP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 1 2 4 7 0.1
BY 0 0 5 1 30 4 40 0.6
C3 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
C9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
CE 0 0 1 7 1 2 11 0.2
CM 0 0 1 2 4 1 8 0.1
CN 1 2 3 2 3 2 13 0.2
CP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CT 1 3 7 4 5 6 26 0.4
CT3 0 1 1 1 2 2 7 0.1
CU 1 1 2 1 3 1 9 0.1
CX 0 0 0 2 3 1 6 0.1
D2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
D4 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
DL 30 63 93 29 84 12 311 4.9
DU 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
E5/s 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
E7 1 6 4 3 3 1 18 0.3
EA 5 15 29 10 42 42 143 2.3
EA6 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 0.1
EA8 0 3 5 2 12 5 27 0.4
EA9 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.1
EI 2 5 10 2 9 3 31 0.5
EK 0 1 2 1 2 1 7 0.1
ER 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 0.1
ES 3 9 2 5 3 3 25 0.4
EU 2 11 5 2 3 1 24 0.4
EX 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
EY 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
F 4 16 21 12 50 7 110 1.7
FG 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
FJ 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
FM 0 0 1 4 2 1 8 0.1
FR 0 0 1 2 1 2 6 0.1
FS 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
FY 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.1
G 4 18 51 10 60 7 150 2.4
GI 1 0 4 2 3 0 10 0.2
GJ 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
*GM/s 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
GM 1 2 5 2 7 1 18 0.3
GU 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
GW 1 1 1 2 10 0 15 0.2
HA 3 10 18 4 10 1 46 0.7
HB 2 5 13 3 17 1 41 0.6
HB0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
HC 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.1
HI 0 1 2 4 4 1 12 0.2
HK 0 1 1 3 1 2 8 0.1
HK0/a 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
HL 0 0 1 1 3 1 6 0.1
HP 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
HR 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
HS 0 0 2 2 6 5 15 0.2
HZ 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
I 2 22 70 18 100 48 260 4.1
*IG9 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.0
IS 0 1 2 2 3 2 10 0.2
*IT9 2 3 6 5 7 9 32 0.5
J6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
JA 0 1 29 7 316 29 382 6.0
JT 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
JW 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
JY 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
K 1 13 114 1039 944 122 2233 35.2
KG4 0 0 1 7 2 0 10 0.2
KH0 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
KH6 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.1
KL 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0.1
KP2 0 1 2 3 4 2 12 0.2
KP4 0 0 1 2 6 3 12 0.2
LA 1 9 4 4 4 4 26 0.4
LU 0 0 2 5 3 8 18 0.3
LX 1 2 5 1 3 1 13 0.2
LY 7 10 4 4 9 7 41 0.6
LZ 1 3 8 3 9 7 31 0.5
OA 0 0 1 2 1 1 5 0.1
OD 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
OE 0 4 11 2 5 1 23 0.4
OH 16 18 10 12 28 15 99 1.6
OH0 1 2 1 3 3 1 11 0.2
OK 6 10 16 7 12 2 53 0.8
OM 3 9 9 3 1 1 26 0.4
ON 6 10 17 5 16 3 57 0.9
OY 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.0
OZ 4 8 4 5 5 5 31 0.5
P4 0 1 3 3 3 2 12 0.2
PA 3 16 27 11 12 2 71 1.1
PJ2 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
PJ4 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.1
PJ7 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
PY 0 2 11 12 17 5 47 0.7
PZ 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
S0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
S5 4 14 22 7 15 4 66 1.0
SM 4 11 6 8 10 3 42 0.7
SP 18 34 30 2 19 7 110 1.7
SU 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
SV 1 2 5 11 10 14 43 0.7
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
SV9 0 0 1 3 1 1 6 0.1
T8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TA 0 2 3 2 1 7 15 0.2
*TA1 0 2 1 1 2 2 8 0.1
TF 1 1 2 4 6 1 15 0.2
TG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TI 0 0 1 2 2 1 6 0.1
TK 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
TR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
TY 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
UA 7 46 50 13 92 21 229 3.6
UA2 2 3 2 2 2 1 12 0.2
UA9 2 10 16 12 79 30 149 2.3
UK 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
UN 0 1 2 1 9 4 17 0.3
UR 6 18 40 7 48 8 127 2.0
V2 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
V4 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.1
V7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
V8 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
VE 1 2 19 93 73 3 191 3.0
VK 0 0 4 3 14 4 25 0.4
VP2M 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
VP2V 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
VP5 0 2 2 2 2 1 9 0.1
VP9 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
VR 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 0.1
VU 0 1 2 2 7 5 17 0.3
XE 0 0 0 3 3 0 6 0.1
XU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
XW 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
YB 0 0 5 1 6 2 14 0.2
YL 1 2 1 3 4 2 13 0.2
YN 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
YO 1 10 11 10 34 1 67 1.1
YS 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
YU 4 8 15 4 11 3 45 0.7
YV 0 1 3 3 9 1 17 0.3
Z3 1 0 3 1 1 1 7 0.1
*Z6 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
ZA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
ZD7 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
ZF 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
ZL 0 0 1 3 8 1 13 0.2
ZP 0 0 1 2 1 1 5 0.1
ZS 0 0 1 1 5 4 11 0.2
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 182 521 972 1586 2472 612 6345

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 2 15 95 525 500 103 1240 19.5
14 73 189 306 116 347 105 1136 17.9
15 79 172 247 94 255 114 961 15.1
04 0 1 35 430 424 23 913 14.4
25 0 1 30 8 318 30 387 6.1
16 15 76 96 23 141 32 383 6.0
03 0 0 5 180 92 0 277 4.4
20 5 23 37 37 66 43 211 3.3
08 0 8 17 31 35 19 110 1.7
17 0 6 12 9 57 21 105 1.7
33 3 7 13 9 20 13 65 1.0
09 0 6 11 15 19 10 61 1.0
18 2 5 5 2 31 10 55 0.9
11 0 2 12 14 18 6 52 0.8
24 0 0 6 3 30 11 50 0.8
21 2 7 10 9 12 9 49 0.8
28 0 0 6 5 10 7 28 0.4
13 0 0 2 7 6 9 24 0.4
26 0 0 2 4 8 8 22 0.3
07 0 0 2 7 6 5 20 0.3
30 0 0 3 1 12 2 18 0.3
40 1 1 3 4 7 1 17 0.3
22 0 1 2 2 7 5 17 0.3
32 0 0 1 5 8 1 15 0.2
27 0 0 2 5 4 3 14 0.2
38 0 0 1 1 6 5 13 0.2
19 0 0 1 2 8 1 12 0.2
10 0 0 2 6 2 1 11 0.2
12 0 0 1 7 1 2 11 0.2
01 0 0 0 7 2 0 9 0.1
39 0 0 1 3 2 3 9 0.1
23 0 1 0 1 5 1 8 0.1
02 0 0 0 4 3 0 7 0.1
36 0 0 1 1 2 3 7 0.1
29 0 0 1 2 2 2 7 0.1
06 0 0 0 3 3 0 6 0.1
31 0 0 2 3 1 0 6 0.1
35 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.1
34 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
37 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 182 521 972 1586 2472 612 6345

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 3462
2 bands 717
3 bands 232
4 bands 110
5 bands 47
6 bands 13

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

OH0V DL0CS OG6N C4A ED9K LX7I
A71CV TF4X PI4CC CN2AA DF0HQ DP7D
C37N

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 70 195 428 890 1587 292
 
VE3MIS   M/S HP   5,419,3752015-10-26 07:02:23
Lots of fun, thanks to everyone for the QSOs.
 
N7RVD   SOAB Classic HP   348,4922015-10-26 07:04:23
Odd contest. Conditions were not great, but better than expected. Mostly
S&P with a few runs, low ones at that. Where were the JA's? I held a 10
meter frequency for 3 hours Saturday and never broke 50 qso's an hour. Also,
it's hard to make contacts when you microphone quits. By Sat. evening I'd 12
hours and made 475 qso's --- a "serious" effort. Then my headset
died. I had to play with the hand mic Sunday. No fun. Put maybe 4 hours in
for 100 more Q's.
 
VE7JH(@VE7UF)   SOAB LP   1,362,6902015-10-26 07:08:01
Thanks to VE7UF who once again let me use his superb M/M station.
The antennas are optimized for CW so I entered as low power running the
ICOM-756's barefoot and letting the internal tuner tame the SWR with hopefully
letting a few watts through to the antenna.
Conditions were quite good, I could never even dream about running Europe from
VE7 with 100W in a WW contest but plenty of stations anwsered my S/P calls to
pad the log with mults.
Hard is the life of the unassisted low power guy but the rewards are also
great. Sure wore out the big knob tuning up and down and learnt to deal better
with rejection while waiting my turn for some of those EU mults. I still have
to figure out when to give up and when to wait 15-20 QSOs before I can get
through.
Had a nice run of US Midwest on 10m and 20m, amazing that even 100W can raise a
couple of hundred callers, though looking at the cluster after the contest it
seems my runs closely coincided with being spottted.
Thanks to all who heard me!
73,
Gabor, VE7JH
 
K1RM   SOAB Classic HP   885,1082015-10-26 07:08:16
Enjoyed it!
 
N2IC   SOAB HP   2,498,4642015-10-26 07:13:59
Not one of my finest contests ! Just wasn't having any fun. When it's Saturday
afternoon, and you are wishing it was Sunday afternoon, you know it's time to
quit. So I did after 24 hours.

Thanks for the QSO's !

73,
Steve
 
2EØCVN   SOAB LP   4402015-10-26 07:17:19
A very part time effort due to work commitments!

Roll on WW CW for a full blown attach :)

FT-1000MP
50w
ProWhip 10m Vertical + 25ft Radial

73's
Simon 2E0CVN
 
WT1A   SOAB(A) LP   693,6452015-10-26 07:19:07
First test from new QTH with make-shift station and antennas. Limited hours due
to other commitments. Pretty good band conditions though, considering. Thanks
for all the contacts.
 
IB1B(IW1QN)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   804,4962015-10-26 07:21:33
Tnx to IK1SPR, IK1RQT, IZ1PLH and All IQ1RY Team for the Station.
 
N9RV   SOAB HP   5,891,1092015-10-26 07:22:07
Wow. Major league conditions after months of just the opposite. Ten meters
came to life here, except for EU. But all the bands were loaded!

15 meters was the outstanding band here, especially to Asia. When my rotor
indication died on the 40/20 tower Friday night, I had thoughts of switching to
single band there. Didn't get much going Friday night on 10 -- had only about
ten Q's there at sunrise Sat morning. 15 was just so much better.

The exception was 160. Never heard it so bad. Could hardly hear K3LR.
Sweated out working VE. Really absorbed there, and 80m wasn't much better.

Too many good openings to mention them all. Saturday night 20 meters was
outstanding over the pole. The Asian opening on 40 m after sunrise Sat morning
was really good, too. Worked a lot of YB's.

Multiplier on 40m was really the weak spot in this log. I always have trouble
working Caribbean/SA on SSB. I tried to scan above 7.200 this year, but I
still missed most of them there. Without a spot machine telling you when they
are finally listening US, how do you do it? Its hard enough to find them to
begin with.

The contest ended with a bang -- giant signals on 15, multipliers everywhere.
I don't think I've ever ended a 48 hour contest with my rate actually going up!
Congrats to all the high scorers, it was a heck of a contest.

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: N9RV
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: N9RV


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 0 201 10 211 211 5.5
0100 0 0 0 9 165 0 174 385 9.9
0200 0 0 0 33 141 0 174 559 14.4
0300 0 0 16 21 29 0 66 625 16.1
0400 0 14 9 16 0 0 39 664 17.2
0500 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 665 17.2
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 665 17.2
0700 4 20 51 1 0 0 76 741 19.1
0800 0 6 45 0 0 0 51 792 20.5
0900 0 12 66 0 0 0 78 870 22.5
1000 0 5 55 0 0 0 60 930 24.0
1100 1 4 71 3 0 0 79 1009 26.1
1200 0 3 75 0 0 0 78 1087 28.1
1300 0 22 45 0 0 0 67 1154 29.8
1400 0 1 59 32 1 0 93 1247 32.2
1500 0 0 0 41 94 3 138 1385 35.8
1600 0 0 0 0 64 31 95 1480 38.2
1700 0 0 0 20 122 0 142 1622 41.9
1800 0 0 0 29 40 28 97 1719 44.4
1900 0 0 0 43 53 3 99 1818 47.0
2000 0 0 0 123 0 16 139 1957 50.6
2100 0 0 0 14 56 7 77 2034 52.5
2200 0 0 0 0 39 131 170 2204 56.9
2300 0 0 0 17 0 104 121 2325 60.1
0000 0 0 0 0 24 113 137 2462 63.6
0100 0 0 5 13 106 1 125 2587 66.8
0200 0 0 14 43 46 0 103 2690 69.5
0300 0 0 19 35 0 0 54 2744 70.9
0400 6 1 8 20 0 0 35 2779 71.8
0500 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 2789 72.0
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2789 72.0
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2789 72.0
0800 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 2792 72.1
0900 0 1 10 0 0 0 11 2803 72.4
1000 0 7 30 0 0 0 37 2840 73.4
1100 0 0 61 0 0 0 61 2901 74.9
1200 1 3 65 0 0 0 69 2970 76.7
1300 0 2 42 3 0 0 47 3017 77.9
1400 0 0 6 35 8 0 49 3066 79.2
1500 0 0 0 20 24 15 59 3125 80.7
1600 0 0 0 6 116 0 122 3247 83.9
1700 0 0 0 10 52 24 86 3333 86.1
1800 0 0 0 8 119 0 127 3460 89.4
1900 0 0 0 10 69 12 91 3551 91.7
2000 0 0 0 90 13 0 103 3654 94.4
2100 0 0 0 34 8 7 49 3703 95.7
2200 0 0 0 11 68 3 82 3785 97.8
2300 0 0 0 12 45 29 86 3871 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 101 766 752 1703 537 3871

Gross QSOs=3929 Dupes=58 Net QSOs=3871

Unique callsigns worked = 3016

The best 60 minute rate was 215/hour from 0006 to 0105
The best 30 minute rate was 232/hour from 0008 to 0037
The best 10 minute rate was 258/hour from 0008 to 0017

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 11 times.
5 QSOs/minute 46 times.
4 QSOs/minute 141 times.
3 QSOs/minute 334 times.
2 QSOs/minute 619 times.
1 QSOs/minute 771 times.

There were 770 bandchanges and 362 (9.4%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 10 48 98 100 210 65 531 13.7
South America 2 15 17 47 51 97 229 5.9
Europe 0 1 66 476 595 32 1170 30.2
Asia 0 22 485 84 732 304 1627 42.0
Africa 0 3 8 29 43 10 93 2.4
Oceania 0 10 89 12 68 28 207 5.3
??? 0 2 3 4 4 1 14 0.4
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 101 766 752 1703 537 3871

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 41
4 739
5 952
6 2077
7 9
8 48
9 2
10 3

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
4J 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4L 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4O 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0.1
5B 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0.1
5R 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6Y 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
8P 0 1 0 1 1 2 5 0.1
9A 0 0 3 8 4 2 17 0.4
9H 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.1
9K 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9M2 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0.1
9M6 0 0 4 0 2 1 7 0.2
9V 0 0 2 0 3 0 5 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
A6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
A7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
BV 0 0 2 0 6 0 8 0.2
BY 0 1 11 1 35 6 54 1.4
C3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
C9 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
CE 0 2 2 4 5 13 26 0.7
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CM 0 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.2
CN 0 1 2 3 4 3 13 0.3
CT 0 0 3 4 9 1 17 0.4
CT3 0 1 1 1 4 2 9 0.2
CU 0 1 0 2 1 2 6 0.2
CX 0 0 0 5 5 6 16 0.4
D4 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.1
DL 0 0 8 52 84 2 146 3.8
DU 0 0 17 0 13 2 32 0.8
E5/s 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
E7 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0.1
EA 0 0 6 32 59 10 107 2.8
EA6 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
EA8 0 1 2 5 8 2 18 0.5
EA9 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
EI 0 0 4 9 11 0 24 0.6
ER 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
ES 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0.1
EU 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0.1
EX 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
F 0 0 3 37 52 3 95 2.5
FM 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FR 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
FY 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
G 0 0 4 32 51 0 87 2.2
GI 0 0 0 1 7 0 8 0.2
GJ 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
GM 0 0 0 8 9 0 17 0.4
GU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
GW 0 0 1 3 5 0 9 0.2
HA 0 0 0 5 6 1 12 0.3
HB 0 0 0 8 16 0 24 0.6
HC 0 1 0 2 1 1 5 0.1
HI 0 1 0 2 1 3 7 0.2
HK 1 1 1 4 2 2 11 0.3
HL 0 0 7 0 16 2 25 0.6
HP 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.1
HS 0 0 2 2 5 1 10 0.3
HZ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
I 0 0 5 47 64 3 119 3.1
IS 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
*IT9 0 0 0 9 8 1 18 0.5
J6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
JA 0 21 452 36 634 292 1435 37.1
JW 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
K 8 4 36 35 103 24 210 5.4
KG4 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
KH0 0 0 2 0 1 2 5 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.1
KH6 0 6 7 9 6 4 32 0.8
KL 1 1 10 6 13 3 34 0.9
KP2 0 2 3 2 3 3 13 0.3
KP4 0 1 2 2 3 4 12 0.3
LA 0 0 1 11 8 0 20 0.5
LU 0 2 2 6 8 28 46 1.2
LX 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
LY 0 0 1 4 3 0 8 0.2
LZ 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 0.2
OA 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
OD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OE 0 0 0 4 8 1 13 0.3
OH 0 0 0 18 14 0 32 0.8
OH0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
OK 0 0 1 12 18 1 32 0.8
OM 0 0 0 6 6 0 12 0.3
ON 0 0 0 15 12 1 28 0.7
OY 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
OZ 0 0 1 7 4 0 12 0.3
P4 0 3 1 2 2 2 10 0.3
PA 0 0 1 16 21 2 40 1.0
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
PJ4 0 2 2 1 2 2 9 0.2
PJ7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
PY 0 1 6 15 14 37 73 1.9
PY0F 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
PZ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
S0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
S5 0 0 5 15 13 2 35 0.9
SM 0 0 1 16 13 0 30 0.8
SP 0 0 4 13 33 0 50 1.3
SV 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0.1
T8 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 0 1 4 2 0 7 0.2
TG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TI 0 1 1 3 0 1 6 0.2
TK 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
UA 0 0 6 37 6 0 49 1.3
UA2 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
UA9 0 0 4 26 25 2 57 1.5
UN 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.1
UR 0 0 2 6 6 0 14 0.4
V2 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.1
V3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
V4 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
V7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
V8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VE 1 28 40 37 70 9 185 4.8
VK 0 1 8 0 11 2 22 0.6
VP2M 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
VP2V 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
VP5 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
VP9 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
VR 0 0 2 0 2 1 5 0.1
VU 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
XE 0 1 1 0 4 4 10 0.3
YB 0 2 40 1 26 9 78 2.0
YL 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0.1
YN 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
YO 0 0 1 2 7 0 10 0.3
YS 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
YU 0 0 1 4 6 0 11 0.3
YV 0 1 1 2 6 3 13 0.3
ZD7 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
ZF 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZL 0 1 8 1 8 7 25 0.6
ZP 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
ZS 0 0 0 13 22 2 37 1.0
??? 0 2 3 4 4 1 14 0.4
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 101 766 752 1703 537 3871

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
25 0 21 459 36 650 294 1460 37.7
14 0 1 35 256 370 21 683 17.6
15 0 0 21 163 196 11 391 10.1
04 2 14 33 35 86 14 184 4.8
05 1 8 12 22 75 19 137 3.5
28 0 2 48 1 34 10 95 2.5
11 0 1 6 16 16 38 77 2.0
08 0 12 10 16 18 20 76 2.0
16 0 0 8 46 14 0 68 1.8
03 6 10 27 14 9 1 67 1.7
24 0 1 15 1 40 7 64 1.7
13 0 2 2 11 13 34 62 1.6
09 2 9 7 14 15 10 57 1.5
33 0 3 6 12 16 7 44 1.1
01 1 1 12 8 16 3 41 1.1
27 0 0 21 0 14 5 40 1.0
38 0 0 0 13 22 2 37 1.0
18 0 0 3 14 19 0 36 0.9
31 0 6 8 9 6 4 33 0.9
20 0 0 1 13 18 0 32 0.8
32 0 1 8 2 8 7 26 0.7
12 0 2 2 4 5 13 26 0.7
07 0 3 2 7 3 5 20 0.5
30 0 1 7 0 10 1 19 0.5
17 0 0 1 14 1 0 16 0.4
19 0 0 1 2 6 2 11 0.3
26 0 0 2 2 5 1 10 0.3
06 0 1 1 0 4 4 10 0.3
40 0 0 2 5 2 0 9 0.2
10 0 1 0 2 2 2 7 0.2
02 0 1 3 1 1 0 6 0.2
21 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0.2
29 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
23 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.1
35 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.1
36 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
39 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
22 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
37 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 101 766 752 1703 537 3871

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2420
2 bands 404
3 bands 142
4 bands 34
5 bands 15
6 bands 1

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

PJ2T

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 8 22 424 485 1194 287
 
K2QO   SOAB QRP   2,3502015-10-26 07:22:48
With great weather this contest had to take a back seat to getting final fall
outdoor stuff done. The band conditions seemed crazy good. 10M was
unbelievable!

K3 at 5W, Force 12 C4E at 55', 220' CF dipole and Skookum Logger on a Mac Mini.
 
V26B   M/2 HP   19,763,2112015-10-26 07:27:58
The V26B station is starting to perk up again after a lot of work put in to it.
We are finally completely recovered from the fire in 2013.

We rebuilt our 20m stack just before the contest and it worked great.

Also this is the first time we used an Array Solutions SAL-30 as the only
receiving antenna for the low bands, about 500' away from the shack. It worked
great, and we were pretty happy with 73 countries on 80m. There were
thunderstorms all over the Caribbean this weekend and it was the noisiest I
have every heard, but we still heard fairly well.

Brian N3OC
 
VE6WQ(@VE6JY)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   369,1522015-10-26 07:34:43
Really tough conditions up here this weekend on 40m. A k=3 is enough to really
disturb things. European signals were very light on Friday and Saturday
evenings and every contact was a real struggle. Missed lots of usual Eu mults.
No long path in the morning to Eu. All runs were to US with a couple to JA on
Saturday morning but none to EU so the points per QSO was only 2.1. Only zone I
heard but missed was z26. Condx on Sunday evening were greatly improved but
"too little too late". Lets hope CW is better.
As always Don was a great host making his station available and making sure I
eat and drink.
 
VA2WA   SOAB(A) HP   7,801,7102015-10-26 07:38:27
SO1R

TS-590S + Alpha 89
Ant:
160m/80m 16.5 top loaded vertical
40m 2xPhased verticals
20m/10m SteppIr DB11 on a 12m high tower

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

73!

Victor
http://www.contestgroupduquebec.com/
 
K8NWD   SOAB Classic HP   572,8802015-10-26 07:42:02
WOW! I haven't heard the bands this great in a long time. Did a part time effort

and couldn't get out of the chair. I had a ball working the far east stations.
Worked seven Chinese stations and a host of JA's. I usually don't do high power
but thought I would give the K3 and SPE Expert 1K-FA amplifier a workout. No
Problems. 73 Tim K8NWD
 
YL1ZT   M/S HP   1,112,2122015-10-26 07:42:43
Great contest from local QTH. In my opinion we were one of the youngest team in
the contest.
First night without 160m, antennna problems, at day fixed that all went okay.
Still have problems with 15m... Looking for better antennas in future.
Tnx for qsos, and hope to see you again!
73 de YL3AJA!
 
E73ESP   M/2 HP   2,454,0522015-10-26 07:47:54
First experience in M/2 category. This is best score in WW for ESP team. 73 to
all
 
K5WA   SOAB(A) LP   2,704,7262015-10-26 07:50:58
That was quite a ride with tropical storm Patricia pushing through all weekend
bringing flooding and high winds however this was the first time I managed my
time well enough to operate for 45 hours. 44 of them were reasonable quality
operating but had a couple of computer issues, rotators that wouldn't turn in
the high wind and even my Windows 10 telnet capability died right in the middle
of the contest (very bad if you went assisted) but conditions were pretty darned
good and both N1MM and Audacity recovered their files just fine after the
crashes. (I reinstalled the telnet feature in Win10 and it came
back...strange)

I'll be glad when even the faintest hope of WRTC qualification is gone because
I ended up in SOABLP(A) since NR5M (with all the best antennas in the world)
was going to operate full bore in SOAB HP. He is only 10 miles from my station
and is a beast on SSB. I also didn't want to go heads up with N5AW in SOABLP
(because he'd whip my tail too) so I thought (A) might give me a chance to pay
my 10% WRTC "penalty" to try and make up the Q deficit against N5AW
with more mults. I haven't seen Marv's report yet to know if this crazy
strategy came close to working but it was my best shot so I hope it doesn't
cost me too many WRTC points. I didn't come close to Marv's score from last
year and he usually increases by 10% every year so this strategy has a very low
chance of success but it was all I had. ;-)

The conditions were sometimes very good (20-30 over signals on 10/15 from LP
stations) and sometimes they were very bad. Even with my 4 square on 80M, I
called over and over in a pileup and tried to find the perfect opening to
squeeze my call in but I usually had to wait until EVERYBODY else had gotten
through to MAYBE get a contact. Many, many times they just couldn't hear a
peep out of me. It was really frustrating especially since I was hearing on 80
very well (I think).

I'm done for the contesting year. I've got family coming from all over for
Thanksgiving so it would be marital suicide to leave for a CQWW CW contest. I
also probably won't get back into any other contests this year to recover the
brownie points I've burned this year and will burn again next year. ;-) After
WRTC2018, I'll just be getting into fun contests that have no WRTC
implications.

Thanks for all the Qs and the good ears for those that actually heard me on the
low bands.

73,

Bob K5WA
 
WA7BNM   SOSB/15 LP   20,9282015-10-26 07:57:30
S&P at the start of the contest, and then for a few minutes each on Saturday
and Sunday.

Antenna: SteppIR DB-36 at 70 ft
Rig: Elecraft K-3 100W

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM
 
OK1GK   SOSB(A)/10 QRP   3,1022015-10-26 08:00:27
QRV only 1,5 from car with mobile antenna and FT817.
 
ON3DI   SOAB(A) LP   273,0812015-10-26 08:04:50
Hi,

After a splendid CQ WW RTTY with a new claimed WR 80m QRP, time for the SSB
part. Before the contest my tuner and headset were broken, early visits from
Murphy. Tnx to some clubmembers (ON7GR, ON5DEW, ...), I was able to
participate. Some days before the contest I received a tex message from OQ5M
who wanted to know what my plans were. I told him that I wouldn't participate
the whole contest (to intensive) and that the conditions were bad. The focus
was on 80/40m.

I started on 80m and after one hour I had 40 QSO's, 20 QSO's less then two
years ago, not the best sign. Anyway I was able to work (for 80m) a lot of USA
stations. I know 13 is nog much, but with a dipole and operating under 3.700
(because of my band restrictions I could live with it). One USA, NN1N came back
to my CQ, I askes him for a real signal report and he told me that I was indeed
59, nice. Really strange that nobody came back on my CQ for minutes after that
QSO :-)
Another nice moment was when CN2AA responded my CQ, unbelievable score, worked
them on 4 bands. Around 6 UTC I went to 40m and worked their some DX. The
noiselevel on that band was high and I haven't found a clear spot, so I went to
15m and did some S&P, Asia was coming through. Worked JA5FDJ and a lot of
other Asiatic Russians, nice!
With low expectations I went to 10m and I must say I was surprised. During the
CQ WW RTTY the band was so quiet, not this time. Worked JF9JTS, nice DX QSO
with not the best antenna. Then did some S&P on all bands, worked mostly
Europe.
After some sleep I tried 10m, wanted to log USA stations, worked sations like
K9CT, N3RS, ..., but also LT1H, PX5E, ...
Went back to 80m; it was hard, most of stations were calling CQ above 3.700.
Most of the time I was the only stations between 3.600 and 3.700, some guys
came back but nobody putted me on the cluster (would have helped). Anyway when
the night wore on the rates became higher, higher then the opening hour, nice.
Around 2 UTC I went to bed for three hours, I was tired. After the break I
called CQ on 80m and did some S&P on 40m. Then I saw on the cluster that
KL7RA was loud on 20m. Called him but he ended with 0H6AI, some minutes later
ON3DI was in the log. A big difference with two years ago when I was able to
work him with my first call. I went again to 15m and 10m who was quite busy.
Some signals were really weak, but workable. CX2DK was one of them. After some
breaks I went to 20m, heard an incredible strong AH2R but he couldn't hear me,
pitty. Anyway was long time ago that I worked a JA on 10m, 15m and 20m in one
contest.
I wanted at least 100 QSO's on each band, the moment I achieved that I went
again to 80m untill the end. The last hours were fantastic, during the most
contests the rates reduce at the end but not this time. I've been spot a few
times (tnx ON6AT!), the last 4 hours I had 150 QSO's, nice for my station!
A bit pitty that an Italian station called CQ on my frequency, so I lost the
fun part...

The goal was 650 QSO's all band and a decent result on 80m, I achieved both.
Although I have some mixed feelings. Happy with the result and the last hours
but if I hadn't slept that much I would have had 1000 QSO's, always a nice
target, maybe next year...

Conditions were better then expected but not super on all bands.
Working conditions; FT897, 50w, dipole for 80m and verticals for 40m, 20m, 15,
and 10m. Logging with N1MM+.

Thanks for all the QSO's!
Thanks for all the spots (especially SK3W, my friends from Sweden).
Thanks to my parents for everything.

Next goal is CQ WW CW, will try to call CQ with a speed of 15-20 WPM, one of my
macro's will definitly be QRS ;-)

73,

Pieter ON3DI
 
M2L(SHAUN)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   481,4902015-10-26 08:05:58
A very disappointing end, fantastic first day.....set out to beat the current G
record and worked 118 DXCC and 38 Zones in the first 10 hours of operation! The
Sunday started exceptionally well with fantastic runs into JA, OC and AS until
11:00am when my amplifier blew. Nothing I could do but run 100 watts for the
rest of the day which proved to be hard work chasing the double mults. Managed
to raise my DXCC's and snatch Zone 29 (VK6) but missed Zone 37. Only made about
100 Q's during the afternoon. Thanks to those that called me and maybe try again
next year?
73
Shaun, M2L (M0BJL)
 
VE4VT   SOAB(A) HP   3,799,4582015-10-26 08:22:54
Based on the propagation we have had lately, this weekend was a pleasant
surprise.

Very difficult to find (and hold) a run frequency on 20 and 15m. Impossible on
40m below 7225. Spent too much time S&P as a result. I was going to enter
unassisted but after 5 hours with not many multipliers, I gave in and fired up
the cluster.

The propagation on 10m was just plain strange to me. The paths to South America
and zone 8 were fairly normal. The path to Europe was new to me. The signals
heard were extremely weak, not moving the S meter, but yet workable with little
effort. The audio was distorted as if some kind of auroral flutter at times. The
QSB was also strange to me. Aslo worked many stateside stations by what almost
sounded like back scatter. No Asia or Alaska stations could be heard from here
on 10m.

Worked a lot of 2 pointers and 98 zero pointers. Hope they needed the DXCC or
zone multiplier.

Lack of sleep does funny things to your mind. After saying "VICTOR"
about 100,000 times, it became nearly impossible to say it clearly.

Now to get ready for a couple sweepstakes events.

73 and thanks for the Q's.

Ed VE4VT/VE4EAR

Icom IC7700
Optibeam OB11-5 @52 feet
Force12 Delta 2-40 @60 feet
1/4 wave slopers for 80/160 @ 50 feet
N1MM+
 
K7WP   SOAB(A) HP   1,339,8342015-10-26 08:27:33
FT1000MP/ AL811H/ Force12 6BA @ 70'/ Mosley CL33 @ 30'/InvV/ Loaded tower

Love that sun...!

Great time, and wish I could have given it a full time effort. Mostly S&P,
and 40 and 80 were rough for me. Should have had a bit more time on 20, but
hard to past up that (soon to leave) 10 and 15 prop. Thanks for all the
Q's...appreciate your patience. 73, and CU in the CQWW CW...

John K7WP ..
Go AZ Outlaws...!
 
DL2CC(@DL2CC/DL2SAX)   SOAB LP   2,031,3632015-10-26 08:31:25
Lesson learned: never use a USB hub with small power supply. MicroHAM devices
won't like that. Lost an hour due to PC blue screens.

Thanks to the CONDX gods for allowing 10m to be open. But otherwise they didn't
do miracles for me. Low Power is still low power.

I tried recording the contest - you can listen to your own QSO here:

http://1drv.ms/1PKZ65X

click on the list icon on the top right to see the QSO / callsigns and sort by
callsign


73 Frank DL2CC
 
N6BM   SOAB(A) HP   7,0202015-10-26 08:32:06
Just finished building my 80 meter antenna and I wanted to see how it would do
with DX. DXEngineering 1:1 balun at 38.5' and full have wave tuned to on 80m.
I'm happy with my results. I was on 17 meters during the contest trying to
work 4U70UN for an ATNO and I got in their log. I think of they weren't on the
air, I would have spent more time on the other bands.
 
KT4ZB   M/S LP   1,561,8962015-10-26 08:35:47
I have the best Ham friends ever. The month before the contest they stripped the
tower, refurbished antennas and installed a new 40m 2 el monobander. As a
“reward”, I proposed hosting a Multi-Single LP entry with the goal of
breaking the existing W4 and US records. Little did my crew of ragchewers, DX
chasers and casual contesters realize that running a low power station 48 hours
in CQWW is a true challenge, involving not only skill but determination.
Everyone jumped to transform the station layout into a M/S with RUN and MULT
stations. The dual feed Six-Pak switch at the tower gave both stations six
antennas each and we added the 160m loop and K4WP’s portable 20m monobander
to the MULT station giving us a total of 8 different antennas..

After a crash course in operating the radios (my Elecraft friends have no
respect for my old radios) and N1MM+, they were ready to learn on the job.
Kevin, KB4W and Paul, KC2NYU started the evening with JA, KH6, KH7 and KH0’s
in the RUN and the MULT working south. The new beam worked well on 40m and made
the highest country count for the station. The weekend was virtually all S&P
and it shows in the QSO count. Lowell, NY4D, Bob, N5GNA, Ken, W4KJG and Steve,
KG4OZC gave up sleep time to keep the station going in the wee hours of the
night. Being on 20m at 1am was great; we worked all those fluttery signals over
the pole including A71 and A73. One UA6 calling CQ had a real problem with our
call until he realized we were stateside. Chuck, N4KKD worked hard on 80m and
Steve, KG4OZC and Karl, KM4KFJ pitched in and developed new radio skills. My DX
buddy Bill, K4WP put in several hours at both stations as well as watching over
the stations equipment. Kevin, KW4B and Ken, W4KJG closed out the contest with
some needed Asia double mults The MULT station added S0S as our last contact
for DXCC on 20m. As for me, KT4ZB, I made only 160 contacts, my lowest QSO
count ever and I was accused of being a “Helicopter” parent.
.
All had fun chasing DX - Had a total of 30 JA contacts in the log which in SE
Georgia is wonderful. And BY, VR2, HS, A71, A73, KH0, KH2, YB, TK, C3, ZD7,
VU, were nice additions to the total.

We accomplished our goal of breaking the existing W4, US and NA record for
this category; but, most of all everyone had fun and developed new operating
skills. The station worked well and N1MM+ was rock solid. That and having an
All Star team made for a memorable weekend.

Thanks to CQ and the CQWW committee for sponsoring this great contest. And
thanks to all the folks around the world whose contacts filled our log.

Best - Jere

FT1000MP Field and FT1000MP Mk V(100w), TH6DXX, A3S, XM240 for 40m, 40 and 80m
dipoles, inverted L for 160m, 160m horizontal. loop, 20m portable Yagi and
N1MM+.
 
NØECT   SOAB LP   3,9392015-10-26 08:38:34
[log removed from comments]

CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5251.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
K6ELE   SOAB(A) HP   57,9082015-10-26 08:40:33
Limited time to operate this year. Saturday on 10M was most productive for me.
 
EF8R   M/S HP   33,168,0162015-10-26 08:48:22
==
Special thanks to our new friends Juan (EA8RM) and Pekka (OH1RY) for their help
that was very important!

Jack, R2AA
 
K6ND   M/S HP   9,313,9202015-10-26 08:48:28
With some last-minute change in plans, Will offered his station to Lars, KE1J
and myself to come over for the weekend. Despite lots on Pam (K6NDV) and
Will's agenda, they graciously offered to host us for the weekend. One problem
though -- Will was a radio short as he offered it to the 4U70UN operation!
That was solved by bringing two K3s to his place, and setting up before the
contest. We switch from WinTest to N1MM, as Lars and I were more comfortable
with it.

We had a blast operating from Wills station! Conditions were much better than
expected, and 10 meters was a big surprise. Velimer, K3JO did a great job in
the overnight on 160 despite marginal to poor conditions. Lars, KE1J and I
went with a strategy that had worked well for us in the past -- he was the mult
guy and I concentrated on running. Will filled in in-between a 100 things he
was doing over the weekend, and provided some much needed relief.

Will has a superbly engineered station on a not-very-big lot. The 80 and 160
wire 4-Squares did their magic, and the single C31xr and home-brew 2L 40
performed above and beyond the call. Will had a single C31, fixed on Europe,
on a 20ft pole in the woods as our multiplier antenna.

Our stealth operator was Pam, K6NDV, who made some delicious food -- it kept
our butts in the chair with a full belly.

All in all, a fun time for a bunch of CW ops doing SSB. Thanks Will and Pam
for being perfect hosts! Great job by K8AZ and NV9L teams, keeping it real!

73, Gerry W1VE

Gear: 2xK3, 2xAcom 2000, 160m: 4-sq, 80m: 4-sq, 40M: 2L 20-10: C31xr + C31.

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 8 97 22 4 0 131 131 3.0
0100 0 26 27 17 0 0 70 201 4.7
0200 0 85 8 13 0 0 106 307 7.1
0300 12 19 30 0 0 0 61 368 8.5
0400 0 3 32 0 0 0 35 403 9.4
0500 1 35 20 0 0 0 56 459 10.6
0600 4 9 52 0 0 0 65 524 12.2
0700 1 17 25 0 0 0 43 567 13.2
0800 0 4 14 0 0 0 18 585 13.6
0900 1 3 6 10 0 0 20 605 14.0
1000 0 1 6 31 0 0 38 643 14.9
1100 0 0 1 25 130 0 156 799 18.5
1200 0 0 0 0 126 79 205 1004 23.3
1300 0 0 0 8 9 211 228 1232 28.6
1400 0 0 0 0 2 146 148 1380 32.0
1500 0 0 0 1 10 107 118 1498 34.8
1600 0 0 0 1 45 59 105 1603 37.2
1700 0 0 0 4 120 0 124 1727 40.1
1800 0 0 0 72 95 5 172 1899 44.1
1900 0 0 0 150 8 2 160 2059 47.8
2000 0 0 0 160 8 6 174 2233 51.8
2100 0 0 24 62 2 0 88 2321 53.9
2200 0 0 50 2 11 3 66 2387 55.4
2300 0 0 6 17 24 0 47 2434 56.5
0000 2 2 12 21 8 0 45 2479 57.5
0100 0 4 2 36 2 0 44 2523 58.5
0200 1 11 14 11 0 0 37 2560 59.4
0300 2 16 22 2 0 0 42 2602 60.4
0400 6 25 1 0 0 0 32 2634 61.1
0500 6 63 2 0 0 0 71 2705 62.8
0600 3 37 2 0 0 0 42 2747 63.7
0700 2 3 7 0 0 0 12 2759 64.0
0800 1 6 0 0 0 0 7 2766 64.2
0900 0 0 5 2 0 0 7 2773 64.3
1000 0 3 1 15 0 0 19 2792 64.8
1100 0 0 1 14 80 1 96 2888 67.0
1200 0 0 0 0 92 29 121 3009 69.8
1300 0 0 0 0 0 123 123 3132 72.7
1400 0 0 0 1 2 186 189 3321 77.1
1500 0 0 0 0 0 161 161 3482 80.8
1600 0 0 0 1 31 89 121 3603 83.6
1700 0 0 0 1 97 2 100 3703 85.9
1800 0 0 0 1 108 3 112 3815 88.5
1900 0 0 0 0 141 1 142 3957 91.8
2000 0 0 0 67 61 0 128 4085 94.8
2100 0 0 0 69 7 22 98 4183 97.1
2200 0 0 37 2 22 0 61 4244 98.5
2300 1 3 46 11 5 0 66 4310 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 43 383 550 849 1250 1235 4310

Gross QSOs=4360 Dupes=50 Net QSOs=4310

Unique callsigns worked = 3035

The best 60 minute rate was 245/hour from 1248 to 1347
The best 30 minute rate was 252/hour from 1318 to 1347
The best 10 minute rate was 318/hour from 1331 to 1340

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 3 times.
6 QSOs/minute 30 times.
5 QSOs/minute 83 times.
4 QSOs/minute 213 times.
3 QSOs/minute 378 times.
2 QSOs/minute 501 times.
1 QSOs/minute 706 times.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 20 58 135 96 102 54 465 10.8
South America 2 16 30 56 38 39 181 4.2
Europe 17 294 345 617 1017 1103 3393 78.7
Asia 0 4 12 50 56 14 136 3.2
Africa 3 8 11 16 24 19 81 1.9
Oceania 1 3 17 14 13 6 54 1.3
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 43 383 550 849 1250 1235 4310

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 12 179 177 380 559 460 1767 41.0
15 4 90 129 186 343 444 1196 27.7
16 0 14 22 33 72 131 272 6.3
20 1 12 19 20 43 72 167 3.9
04 3 16 54 32 29 6 140 3.2
08 7 17 24 25 26 26 125 2.9
05 8 15 42 16 22 11 114 2.6
09 2 11 14 15 12 9 63 1.5
33 3 8 10 12 17 12 62 1.4
11 0 2 11 19 11 14 57 1.3
25 0 0 1 9 38 1 49 1.1
03 1 5 8 10 13 1 38 0.9
13 0 1 1 13 7 10 32 0.7
07 0 2 3 8 8 8 29 0.7
21 0 3 8 7 4 4 26 0.6
31 1 3 8 5 3 3 23 0.5
12 0 1 2 7 5 3 18 0.4
40 0 0 1 5 6 3 15 0.3
10 0 1 2 2 3 3 11 0.3
01 0 0 1 3 4 2 10 0.2
30 0 0 6 2 1 1 10 0.2
27 0 0 1 1 6 1 9 0.2
17 0 0 0 5 3 0 8 0.2
18 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0.2
22 0 0 0 5 1 1 7 0.2
32 0 0 1 4 1 1 7 0.2
02 1 2 2 1 0 0 6 0.1
38 0 0 0 1 4 1 6 0.1
06 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.1
24 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0.1
39 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.1
28 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0.1
19 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
35 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.1
36 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
29 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
37 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
26 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 43 383 550 849 1250 1235 4310

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2316
2 bands 394
3 bands 171
4 bands 91
5 bands 49
6 bands 14

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

KH6J ED1R CN2AA 8P5A PJ2T 9A1A
LZ9W TO4K VP2V/N3DXX PI4DX V26B LX7I
HK1NA V47T
 
SE3X(SA3BYC)   SOAB(A) HP   292,8802015-10-26 09:00:09
Compared to SAC SSB a few weeks earlier this was a treat! Unfortunatelly I had
work comitments and couldn't, as planned, go 100%. But enjoyed every bit of it
with this great conditions.

Slowly getting my station where I would like it, everything worked great.
Unfortunatelly my antennas are not good enough for DX but works Ufb for EU
contacts. Lack 160m TX antenna, but didn't hear much on 160 anyway. My little
beam fixed @ US worked better than expected. Had I been able to rotate towards
Asia my mults probably would have increased a lot.

SO1R - 90% S&P, only 10% Run.

TS-590S + AMP Supply 450
Antennas:
80/40m Inv-V dipole @ 40 feet
40, 20, 15m wire verticals w. 3 elev.radials
15/10m Inv-V dipole @ 30 feet
20/15/10m ZX-Yagi MINI-2000 @ 33 feet

RX antenna: 80m horizontal loop @10 feet
 
W7RM(K2PO)   SOAB LP   1,582,3962015-10-26 09:04:11
Well that was, at times, both exhilarating and excruciating...

20 meters on Saturday night provided one of those magical radio experiences in
which 100 watts nets QSOs with all continents, in little more than half an
hour: Europe (JW5E and 8S0C), Asia (UA9JDP, UA9FLK, 9K2HN and RT0C), Africa
(FR4NT), N. America (VY1MAB), Oceania (NH6Y) and S. America (PT2CM), all
between 0319z and 0352z. It doesn't get much better than that.

(The excruciating part was trying to work Europeans on 40m. Low power just
didn't go the distance. Four consecutive hours the first night with rates
between 8 and 15 gets very tedious... (I didn't punish myself so long the 2d
night.))

Like others have said, 10 meters was a treat. However, the joy didn't quite
reach as far as zone 15 from here. All 7 of my European QSOs were from
southern zone 14: Azores, Spain (2) and Portugal (4).

(Coincidentally, my European tally on 40m was also 7 QSOs. Golden Ear awards
to DJ5MW, HG1S, R1DX, RU1A, SN3A and SO4B for pulling out my signal.)

Score was up 15% over last year (but so were my hours in the chair).

'Had a fun time using the call sign formerly held by big-gun Rush Drake (SK).
Several folks did a double-take on hearing it in the contest. (The call is now
held by our local club, the Willamette Valley DX Club.) Rush might have spun in
his grave if he knew it was used with low power!

37% of my QSOs were from CQing. Of those 463 QSOs, 349 were Japanese stations
(including 201 on 10m, and 120 on 15m). 7 were Europeans. (24 were no-point
US callers).

5-band QSOs with BY5CD, JA3YBK, JH4UYB, KL7RA, KP2M, NH7A, P40A, PJ2T, V26B.
6-band with KH6J.

Tnx to all!

/Bill, K2PO op
 
K3NDM   SOAB Classic LP   115,7762015-10-26 09:06:14
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
3.5 38 100 8 25
7 46 125 11 29
14 58 163 12 35
21 43 121 11 26
28 32 94 10 25
Total 217 603 52 140
Score: 115,776
1 Mult = 1.1 Q's
 
KC1XX   M/2 HP   19,062,8442015-10-26 09:06:27
Thanks to the Germans for taking the short trip across the pond and bringing
real beer to this country. Nice to have Rich, K1CC on the team.

Also many thanks to Bill, K1GQ for the endless hours spent on station
preparation.

It was a fun contest, propagation was on the highbands was good, the low bands
were disappointing.

Pizza and Erdinger Weizenbier after the contest were good as always.
 
VE6EX   SOAB LP   760,3802015-10-26 09:10:18
Great to have Prop again (after the last couple HIHI) Cheers Dan VE6EX
 
N5AW   SOAB LP   2,362,6482015-10-26 09:10:57
Lots of problems this year. Our summer was extremely dry - only 0.2 inches of
rain from late June until time for CQWW. Then what happens? We get 7 inches
(almost 18 cm) of rain over the weekend. Much of it came down in thunderstorms
Friday evening and Saturday morning. Rain static on all but one antenna (my
NW-SE 40 meter Lazy H) was S9 for extended periods the first evening including
prime time for Europe on the low bands. Even when the rain static died down the
lightening crashes made 80 and 160 virtually impossible. Fortunately the
lightening and heavy rain let up during the day Saturday and the second evening
I was able to make up for some of the lost time on the low bands.

Murphy was not done though. When I turned my second K3 on just before the
contest started I got a filter error message I had never seen before. Recycling
the power a couple of times cleared the message but the audio sounded like it
was coming out of a tin can. No amount of adjustment would improve it. My SO2R
ability on phone is limited anyway due to severe hearing loss in one ear (don't
fire a deer rifle without hearing protection) so this put a further crimp in
that. At times it would mysteriously clear up only to revert back for no
apparent reason. Sunday morning I discovered wiggling the plug I had added just
before the contest to provide a second earphone connection for audio recording
would clear up the problem. Must be a bad contact somewhere in the connectors -
the error message on the K3 doesn't seem to have anything to do with it.

That was not all of my problems. Saturday evening I discovered the 20 meter
Stack Match was not working properly. I could select individual antennas but
when I combined two I got a different combination than indicated and with all
three the SWR went way up and signals way down. Not sure when this problem
showed up but the Stack Match was working OK at the start. Perhaps it is
related to all the rain.

Anyway all these problems did not help the score but it was not a disaster. Ten
and fifteen meters were both better than expected based on recent conditions. I
was able to make up for some of the low band problems when the static let up
the second evening. Numbers may be down a little on 20 but that was partly due
to not spending quite as much time there. Score is down from the past three
years but that can be attributed to ten meters - Q's and multipliers on the
other bands were higher than last year. Ten, while better than expected, never
opened well to the northern portions of Europe - worked only a few DLs and did
not work an SP until very late. Never was able to establish a run to Europe on
ten though I did have some decent ones to JA and SE Asia.

If conditions are this good for the CW weekend I won't complain. Last year they
were actually better for CW than phone.

I do worry about the health effects of these marathon contests. Woke up with a
head ache. Last night my vision was a little blurred. Wish the powers that be
would see fit to put in a 36 hour limit for single ops like that for WPX.
Amazing what some of us will do to be competitive but you might have to
question our judgment!
 
NA8V   SOAB LP   2,018,1842015-10-26 09:15:41
Conditions didn't seem as good here as reported by others, varying between
dismal and exhilarating. Low bands not so good here but 80 did blow wide open
~05z Sat night. Too late for much of EU but a real highlight. 10 was slow to
open both days - Sat only to southern EU. On Sun was much better and runnable
but no UA/Scandinavia/Baltics. Sat night 02/03z it was so bad on 40/80 I went
outside to check the antennas to see if there was any damage from the squall
that went thru earlier. It was condx. 20 had a great opening over the pole
Sat night but i just don't have enough hardware to do all that much with it.

As always, a great event. Thanks for all the Q's!

greg/na8v
 
K4JPD(N4OO)   SOAB HP   3,165,9052015-10-26 09:31:14
Big thanks to Steve for all the recent antenna work to allow for an all band
effort. Yet another recent lightning hit took out some of what was just
repaired earlier this summer. Rx antenna is still out of service so the QRN was
tough on 80 and 160.

Asked every XE I worked how they were faring with the storm and to their credit
everyone, without exception, expressed their appreication for the ? and were
very upbeat about a very difficult situation. Hope all is well there.

Thanks for the Q's.

Brian N4OO
 
KA2D   SOAB(A) HP   450,2162015-10-26 09:32:22
Great to hear all the IDing
 
YO9HP   SOSB(A)/20 LP   442,9802015-10-26 09:37:01
I am a High-Power fan (see my call!), but this year I decided to give it a try
on Low-Power category, challenging the YO record on SOA-LP-20m. Most of the
time I operated with 4 el Optibeam beaming NW and 3 el Optibeam beaming NE. I
knew there is no chance for good runs on W and JA, but I was pleased with the
EU responses to my CQ-s. It was frustrating to call USA big guns (K1LZ, K5TR
etc) for 5-6 minutes without reply, but, on the other side, it was really nice
to work E51EAQ and 5W1SA, via short-path, on the first call. Overall it was a
nice contest, but I am not sure I will repeat the Low-Power experience.
See you all in CQ-WW-CW! 73, Alex YO9HP

Rig: IC-7600
Ant: OB17-4@25 m, OB-11-5@18 m.
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   19,583,6702015-10-26 09:42:15
2000 QSO and 2 million points less than in 2014. 35 Mults more in 2015.

THANK you ALL for the QSOs. It was fun !

See you in CW part next month.

73, de Wally LZ2CJ
on behalf of LZ9W M/M Contest Team
 
EI7M   M/S HP   18,314,0002015-10-26 09:47:40
We didn't really know what to expect from this contest. Conditions have been
poor in recent weeks and we weren't quite sure who was available up until
shortly before the event.

The station had been on air for cq rtty, so in theory everything was ready soak
tested but we lost our 80m dipole 3 hours into the contest. Some slight problems
with Wintest crashing on saturday morning, but otherwise all ran well.
Apologies for lack of live scores - totally forgot prior to contest and Wintest
complained when we went to enable it (network time?)

Conditions were okay, certainly not as good as previous years so we had to work
harder this year. Nice to see 10m opening although we never achieved peak rates
of other years.

Thanks to those who travelled - especially Olof and Oleg and we plan to be on
for CQWW CW next month

Thanks to all who make M/S such a fun category !

John
 
K5ZO   SOAB(A) HP   1,291,3922015-10-26 09:49:19
Condx much better than I expected. Great fun with the new 5000MP radio.

CU Lloyd
 
IW9FRA(@II9K)   SOSB/10 LP   225,2252015-10-26 09:51:26
Partecipate from II9K location only to test the setup on 10 meters, a 2 x MB5 10
stack + another MB5 10. Big result with only 100W...! See you inthe next
contest!
 
OK1MMN   SOSB/20 LP   10,1752015-10-26 09:55:01
Rig : FT-1K FLD, Antenna : ECO 3X3 @ 14m
 
DL5L(DGØOKW)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   956,5082015-10-26 10:14:36
Missing Zone 1 and 31.
No Alaska on the opening Time, also Hawaii, and the V73D will be make QSY to
early for (North) EU.
TNX all Callers

73 de Matt DG0OKW

2x K3 + PAs
5ele @25m 4ele @12m to SW and 4ele @12m
 
VU3KPL   SOAB(A) LP   61,2722015-10-26 10:15:38
It was fun and disappointment this time. Fun because 10m band was very active
and at night 15m/20m were very active. Disappointment was because my 50W signal
got lost amidst lots of band splatter. Spent hours of S&P and calling with
no much outcome. Usually UA and R's used to respond within a single call. This
time, even they were not able to copy me. Anyways had good time around listening
to some of the big pileups to VU contesting circle.

Now getting ready for CW blast :)
Cheers
Kiran VU3KPL
 
C4A   M/2 HP   21,237,8102015-10-26 10:16:07
We had a great weekend playing radio and enjoying some good rates on the bands.


The weather conditions leading up to the contest were excellent but during the
contest we experienced strong winds and thunder storms that increased the noise
level on the bands and left us with a failed 80m 4-square antenna array only
hours into the contest. All four verticals failed and we ended up using our
backup dipole for the remainder of the contest.

Special thanks to our guest op, Mark (G4AXX), for joining our team this year
and for helping us keep the rates up!

FT-1000MPs, 2x ACOM 1000,
C-31XR@15m (10/15/20), OB6-3M@6m (10/15/20), 40-2CD@17m (40), 80m four square
(for a few hours), dipoles for 80/160 + 180m long wire Beverages in two
directions (320deg, 80deg)
 
HB9AA(HB9ARF)   SOAB LP   351,8692015-10-26 10:17:39
Elecraft K3 100 Watts

Antennas: Force 12 C-4s for 28/21/14 and 7 MHz
Inverted L for 3.5 and 1.8 MHz

Good propagation but it is not so easy on phone with a small station, and i am
not a big SSB man. More the 80% was S&P.

Thanks for QSO's and hope to hear you on the CW part.
For the next CQWW DX CW i will use my own callsign.

73's
Phil - HB9ARF
 
OT4A   SOAB(A) HP   1,216,8002015-10-26 10:19:02
Great to work you all.
Max.rate was 420 per hour.
Time on 16 hours,due to other duty's cloud not go 100 %!

Cuagn soon in cw (my favorite mode)

OT4A Theo
 
KH6CJJ   SOAB LP   648,7722015-10-26 10:26:59
Great conditions and lots of stations worldwide made for a lot of fun! I was
hoping to beat last year, but fell a little short. A few more hours in the
chair at the right times would have made the difference. Most of the Q's were
made in a few runs, with many long hours of S&P at slow rates the rest of
the time. Low power and low antennas do make a difference.

Thanks to N7AT, NR5M, and K3LR for five bands.

Aloha, Kent
 
N3KCJ   SOAB(A) LP   15,3002015-10-26 10:30:40
AK7AZ location not available..Home location VERY antenna challenged.
10 M stayed strong all day. GO OUTLAWS!!
 
F8DHB   SOAB HP   604,3302015-10-26 10:32:31
First CQ Worldwide DX Contest SSB very nice
 
4U1WB(AJ3M)   SOAB HP   523,7482015-10-26 10:33:09
Part time effort from the World Bank club station.
Thank you for the contacts.

73,

Masa, AJ3M
 
KØGEO(@WØLSD)   M/S HP   1,934,6002015-10-26 10:39:24
Total S&P effort. Certainly could not complain about the band conditions
considering how poor propagation was prior to the weekend. Never planned for
the openings on 10 meters. Congrats to the other M/S operations, some with very
good scores.
 
SN2M(SP2XF)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,501,8302015-10-26 10:42:06
TNX all QSO's. Best single band result and QSO number I've ever obtained.
Congrats to others on 15M. I'm wondering what's the score of DL2ARD this time.

Set up:
IC 765 + IC 775 in diversity receiving system.
3 towers with yagis: 4/4el. + 3el. + 3el

Great propagation despite the end of solar cycle 24. I guess - nothing worse
than it was in 2014. Activity on the band - even better.
Had a lot of fun despite tremendous splatters and local QRM that I never
experienced before. BTW I've realised there is one common point on all these
QRM'ers that use to put their signal 500-800hz away from you and never can hear
you: here in EU 90% of these cases are TOP stations from M/M or M/2, M/S
category! I think I lost about 100-150 QSO's only because of QRM. Maybe
more..., but let's talk about highlights:

* very long JA openings, both short and long path (a bit better on saturday) -
untill 14:00 UTC!
* early and good opening to NA, starting before 12:00 UTC
* that means having great fun by running NA and ASIA simultaneously for abt 2
hours :)
* tower 3 with separated antenna pointed all the time to AF/SA is a winner.
Rare mults that called me and could be heard only thank's to this
configuration: 9Q, TY5, FR5, C5, PY0...

Missed some mults: XP1, JW5, XX9, ZD7...
Zone 1 first QSO was VE8EV. Nice surprise at saturday morning coffee ;)

Finally, some stats:
NA: 1252 QSO
JA: 536 QSO
EU: 720 QSO

73's
Mac SP2XF
 
YL2KF   SOSB(A)/10 HP   38,9062015-10-26 10:43:42
73 de YL2KF
 
W7YAQ   SOAB HP   262,9752015-10-26 10:50:42
All S&P, part-time while hosting 6 relatives for the weekend.

73,
Bob W7YAQ
 
K3LR   M/M HP   32,520,1502015-10-26 10:51:26
 
PI4DX   M/2 HP   14,869,4722015-10-26 10:51:46
We had a blast again this weekend. We didn't expect to come near our 2011 score
but half way true the contest we thought we had a chance. Unfortunately Sunday
didn't bring as much Q's as we had hoped.
Despite not breaking our personal best, we had lot's of fun and that is what
contesting is all about.

Thanks for all the Q's and we hope to see you in the next one!
 
N1UR   SOAB HP   7,654,4002015-10-26 10:55:52
Well that was A LOT of fun. My second season using High Power. I am
definately
enjoying the difference. Still trying to "find the groove" but
enjoying the
experience. Last year, I was happy with QSOs but not with mults. The
experience
was almost overwhelming given the run rates and continually thining I was
behind
on mults. Ths year I tried to better balance the mix. Now I feel down on Qs.
I will get there - eentually.

The conditions were definately not nearly as strong on 10M as the last few
years.
I especially thing the stations further south hadthe advantage. I heard K1LZ
running 10M and working stations that I could not hear, earlier by at least
30 mins each day. Also, the depth was not nearly as strong. Last year, the
stations were all the way up to 29050 on Saturday. This year I don't remember
in the 28700 range, let alone up to 29000.

160 was pretty much "el stinko" for the contest. Last year, I felt
that I missed
an opportunity to run on 160 and regretted it. This year I ran when I wanted
to
on 160, and see today that I was spotted. But nothing. Oh well.

Its what makes this game so much fun. Always changing.

I had a very nice JA run on 15M on Saturday evening. Many of the signals were

on the noise floor. I couldn't help but feeling that "that could be
it" on 15M
to JA for many years. I hope that I am wrong.

I am happy with the antennas. Its the deccisions and the stamina of pushing
the runs for the 48 hours thats the part to keep working on now. You can't
make the opening start when you want or whether you will be as loud as people
in other geos. You can only maximize the hand you are delt. My goal is to
feel that way after each contest.

See you in the CQWW CW.

73

Ed N1UR
 
KØBJ   SOAB HP   1,104,9642015-10-26 11:01:58
Nice to have 10M open up to 29 zones! This was entirely S&P and I must
confess 90+% via the "click the bandmap" method.

I spent some time Saturday grabbing 4U70UN on 12M cw for my final band need
from them (well, I'd gladly take 6M too....). Still could use 4U1UN RTTY.

One of the best highlights was working *MY* WAE SSB shack CU4DX on 3 bands....
the ops were the owners, and facilitators of our ARRL Hq Doods 3 station Azores
operation. The bitter side was missing a QSO with my 2014 CQWW CW gang at E2X,
as well as some of their players going solo. I did get Charly HS0ZCW and HS0ZHC
in the log.
 
N3KN   SOAB(A) HP   624,1602015-10-26 11:03:16
I may be one multiplier short, since I couldn't persuade N1MM+ to parse TO2A
despite updating the country list. But this is close enough for folk music, and
the robot will sort things out.
 
WA3AER   SOAB(A) HP   191,1602015-10-26 11:05:13
Life intervened this weekend, limiting operating time more than I had expected.
Given that, however, Sunday afternoon and the propagation condx. produced more
contacts than I am usually able to accumulate in a much longer time period. A
couple of attempts at Runs came up dry, so I resorted to that with which I am
quite familiar, S&P.
When I started around 1530Z on 20M things seemed sluggish, so up, up the bands
I went to find 10M activity excellent, at least considering the past few weeks
of geo storms and where we are in Cycle 24. Along the way to 10M, I'd stopped
briefly on 15M, made a few contacts, and moved on. Am I glad. I stayed there
until late afternoon, moved down to 15M for a while, long enough to just
exceed
the number of 10M Qs by 2. During that time I had the best luck ever working
JAs
; the only glitch was that the noise level in my neighborhood peaked when I
pointed the Hex Beam NW. I'm going to blame my success on having used a K3
this
time around (new to me, and I'm so thankful my friend Jim needed to get a
K3S).

Finally moved to 20M around 2200Z to boost the Q count to something more
respectable. The need for food ultimately convinced me to stop since I hadn't
eaten since morning. 20M was far from fallow when I left, and Qs there also
included a couple of JAs and more AK contacts.
Did I have a good time? I must have since I operated until The Body screamed
Feed Me. TU to everyone who contributed to both my Q count and my Fun.
 
PY5DC(@PY5BH)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   434,8632015-10-26 11:11:02
Antenna 3 3elem Yagi 1000W
 
EF8U(N6GQ)   SOAB HP   10,224,5612015-10-26 11:20:43
First, a huge thanks to Juan, EA8RM, for helping me to use the URE club station
of EA8URL/EF8U for the contest. The station performed perfectly, and Juan is a
wonderful person and great friend. My thanks also go out to all the other
wonderrful EA8 hams that I met, there were many and they were all wonderful!

This was my first CQWW from Africa, zone 33, and anywhere near the center of
Europe. I must admit I was totally unprepared for the enormous QRM and signal
levels, and my score reflects that. I had also just returned from a business
trip through Western and Eastern Europe the week before, and also another trip
to the US East coast which I returned home from the day before leaving for EA8,
so I came into the contest week already very tired. I don't sleep well on
airplanes, so the net effect was that I wasn't able to catch up on sleep, and
while I tried to sleep a few hours before the contest, that didn't work either.


The station sits atop a hill on Gran Canaria, with slopes in the immediate
foreground of the shot to Europe and North America. 3 towers hold numerous 3/4
element monobanders for 10/15/20m, as well as a 3L SteppIR that I used for the
20M yagi. 40M has a pair of 2L yagis that I used in the same fashion as the
high band antennas, and 80 and 160M are dipoles. Most of the time these were
left fixed to EU/NA and I just switched to the needed antenna or combined for a
spray pattern via the equivalent of a StackMatch. Sometimes I combined the yagis
for a "stack" effect if I knew the next few hours were going to be
run-rate to a given direction. For radios, I used the club station FT950s as a
pair (SO2R) combined via a MK2R+, and EA8ZS was kind enough to share a spare
Acom2000 for the run radio amplifier (Thank you!) and I used one of the club
station ALS-600's for the 2nd radio amplifier.

Pre-contest I got on the air with my neighbor and friend, Jim K9YC. He assisted
me with on-air audio set up, as I had not used the FT950s before, or the Heil
headset, so together we configured the mic audio equalization and speech
processor. My goal was to be clean, punchy, and not splatter, as the large EF8R
M/S effort was underway nearby - and there would be times when we'd be on the
same band and likely S9+60 looking at each other - so I didn't want to be a
wide signal in their path. This paid off, as I was told over and over both how
loud I sounded, as well as how punchy the audio was. Thank you, Jim!

Contest-wise, conditions were very good, and I was pleasantly surprised by a
large 10m showing. 20M was fantastic the first night, and was open all night
long. 40M is incredibly tiring - the enormous QRM and close spacing made it a
band I basically avoided. Not good for score, but my skills here are lacking,
and my CW preference takes hold! I also didn't have much success with moving
multipliers, while some were successful (OH0X comes to mind, thank you Kim!),
others didn't work so well, as the time from my finding a clear frequency on
the target next band and the calling was met with someone jumping on the
frequency, or the other end didn't show up, or whatever. Anyhow, an area for
improvement - move more (always the case) and be better at picking better
target spots.

I never had any long sustained runs - QRM usually got in the way. About the
time a good run would start, I'd be literally overwhelmed by a 30 over 9 CQer
within 1khz, and my ability to copy calls goes out the window. 10M was great, I
just get up at the top of the band and avoid the mess, but 15/20/40 didn't allow
that.I guess everyone has the same problem but its an area of improvement for
me, and I'm sure with more time on the radios/filters I could have been more
effective. There were times I just took the headset off and went for a walk.

Early on in the contest, my physical status was such that I knew I wasn't going
to be able to do a full 48. I had slept for about 90 minutes the first night,
about 4AM localtime I think, but by then I knew I wasn't going to make it on
the same or less the 2nd night, and put any ideas of a lofty goal out of my
head and focused on fun-factor and a casual effort. I came up with the
6000Q/10M point goal, which just happened to be about exactly what I ended up
with (before dupes the QSO total was 6011). Previous goals were higher, but I
had not taken into account my physical level of energy/stamina, nor had I
accounted well for the enormous QRM levels.

I ended up sleeping about 6 hours the second night, for a total on-time of
about 40.5 hours.

The last hours on 20M netted some great African multipliers (Thanks!), but
noted was the lack of activity from zone 39. I appreciated numerous calls from
SU9IG, as well as C5, 9H5, 7X, 6W, etc.

It was great to get on and have quick chats with so many good friends around
the world. Thanks for the QSOs, and see you from the next spot!

Jeff N6GQ
 
KR2E   SOAB LP   87,0392015-10-26 11:24:02
FTDX-3000; 4BTV Vertical ground mounted. two radials; 90W.
All Search & Pounce.
Q's by Continent:
NA 56
SA 46
AS 28
EU 27
OC 21
AF 12
 
S57AL   SOAB(A) HP   1,328,4482015-10-26 11:29:10
Hello my friends,

On Friday my younger son JAN was underwent surgery on the heart, so my serious
participation in the CQ WW was off. Nevertheless, I tried to give you some
points for a better result.

CU in CW part as usual.

73, Ivo S57AL
 
VE6FI   M/2 HP   1,657,3232015-10-26 11:34:15
Operators were: Denis ve6aq, Evan ve6fi, Dave ve6kd
The bands where so good that we could not keep up working everyone that
was available. It was nice to see 10 meters and 15 meters wide open. On
40 it was OK to North and South America but not necessarily to Europe.
It also seemed a bit difficult to run on 20 meters. I am sure it is not
because of lack of antennas. That top antenna that we put up at the top
works real good. Hans ve6ami and Heinz ve6ldx again thanks.

We had some councillors from the County drop by for a demonstration.
Well just think about operating with the QRM on the band and six people
looking over your shoulder and asking questions. One can hardly press
the earphones hard enough against your head to eliminate the local
chatter. Well at the time we were running Europe on 15m and the calls
where just rolling in. It never happens that way when no one is around!!

We are working completely OFF GRID so we have to be careful on our power
consumption. Well the linear amplifiers are a bit hungry for power and
our batteries are now eight years old so when the sun stop shinning we
have to supplement with a gas generator to keep the batteries charged.
That is not automatic but it runs pretty smooth.

The CQWW SSB 2015 was a good contest

Denis
 
N4TZ/9   SOAB LP   1,995,5522015-10-26 11:38:15
CQ-WW-SSB SUMMARY SHEET

CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
START DATE: 24-10-15
CALLSIGN USED: N4TZ
LOCATOR: EN70

CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
OPERATORS: N4TZ
CLUB: Society of Midwest Contesters
LOCATION: IN
OPERATING TIME: 39:50:40
CQ COUNTER: 1114
RUN/SEARCH: 231/1115 Qs
UNIQUE CALLSIGNS: 885

SOFTWARE: TR4W v.4.38.2 http://www.tr4w.net

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
__________________________________________________________
160SSB 23 23 47 10 8
80SSB 80 80 206 40 13
40SSB 148 148 411 67 22
20SSB 272 271 761 106 31
15SSB 315 312 887 94 25
10SSB 508 504 1432 91 26
__________________________________________________________

Totals 1346 1338 3744 408 125

Final Score = 1995552 points.



This year's action definitely started more slowly than last
year. Nothing on 10 and slow on 15 to start, while last year
both bands yielded goog DX on bath bands. So, I thought I'd
check things out on 160. Found bad audio feedback when
transmitting on either rig. (Had only checked things with
CW in the days leading up to the contest). The problem was
not RF induced (happened with only 1 watt out into dummy
load). Seems to be some ground loop problem. Temporary Fix:
use hand microphone on 160 - no DVK there. Permanent Fix?

[Note: the contest recording requirement tied together
the audio returns from the radios, undoing the good from
isolation transformers on both RX and TX inputs.......]

I noted on the NG3K page that IH9A was ready for the big
times on 160m, with 4 square and beverages. He peaked
at least 20 to 30 dB over the noise at 0100z Sunday morning,
but didn't answer my frantic calls; didn't hear any other
US callers at the time and he wasn't answering too many
EU stations, either. Bummer.

A second problem was found whereby the DX Doubler is not
working properly with the TR4W, a problem noted this past
spring and summer, and forgotten about in the interim.
They worked together rock solid for many years, and the
lack of the DXDoubler PTT function was a pain throughout
the contest.

I did work S0S on two bands for an all-time-new-one. It's
great how the DXing gets better at the end of the contest.






2015 CQ-WW-SSB N4TZ
Continent List

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 1 1 1 1 1 9 14
Canada calls = 14 20 13 12 11 9 79
NA calls = 5 11 17 37 35 45 150
SA calls = 2 6 15 44 38 69 174
Euro calls = 0 31 79 146 180 340 776
African calls = 1 6 6 11 10 16 50
Asian calls = 0 0 3 10 8 5 26
Japan calls = 0 0 6 8 26 10 50
Ocean calls = 0 5 8 3 6 5 27

Total calls = 23 80 148 272 315 508 1346
 
W7WA   SOSB/40 HP   544,0002015-10-26 11:38:57
Working European stations was a struggle for most of the contest with the
exception of the last hour when signals became quite strong. No disappointment,
much better score than I had anticipated.

73 Dan
 
UW7LL(@UT2G)   SOAB(A) HP   7,194,3602015-10-26 11:40:43
It looks like always in a major dx contests something goes unlucky to me. This
year after 40 minutes as the contest started I got one of my radio the TS-450s
brocken. Happily I called my friend US1GCW and he gave me his TS-590S radio
which I had been useing until finish of the contest. Yes I can say that
TS-590S was working very good in such heavily crowded bands during the contest.
I want to say my thanks to UR7GO Alex for his hospitality in his shack of UT2G
Contest station.

Thanks all you guys for QSO and I hope to see yours next contests.

I used in the contest these radios TS-2000x and TS-590s (TS-450s)........
 
DL3EBX   SOSB/10 LP   10,8002015-10-26 11:44:49
100W and Buddipole :-)
 
K7BVT   SOAB HP   114,5892015-10-26 11:47:26
Great band conditions especially on 10 meters.
 
PX2A   M/2 HP   18,302,1092015-10-26 11:52:26
This was our first experience at M/2 category and we are proud of this result.

It is a combination of dedication, planning, friendship from station owners,
suppliers and some important colleagues from different places that is always
supporting and sharing it's experiences with us.

Many thanks for all operators and for each one of you in our log.

Hope to listen and log you again in the near future.

73's

Fernando/PY2LED in behaulf of PX2A contest team
 
NØIJ   SOAB(A) HP   2,119,1402015-10-26 11:56:01
Being so far north (near Lake Superior), was hurt by almost zero condx on 160,
spotty on 80 and 40, and late openings on 10. 15 and 20 sure were great!
 
W1DYJ   SOAB(A) LP   207,9402015-10-26 11:59:12
100% S&P
Log: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log Ver 4.8
Rig: TS-2000
Antennas:
160 shortened 80M dipole @ 7m (it doesn't really load)
80 shortened 80M dipole @ 7m (sort of works)
40 40M dipole @ 7m (too low)
[the above three are a modified Alpha Delta DX-CC]
20 HB Moxon @ 12m (Fine)
15 Rotatable Dipole @ 11m (just OK)
10 HB 5el yagi @ 10m (only really competitive antenna)

As usual, my goal was to hit a personal best of 350K+.
I badly missed it. Lost both afternoons to family stuff,
did not get up early enough to take advantage of early
openings. I also spent too much time chasing mults and not
enough time just running down the band map.

160 (with no antenna), 80, 40, and 20 were about normal for
countries, zones, and Qs. 15 and 10 were about normal for
countries and zones, but down in total Qs.

Mostly, I just didn't stay in the chair enough.
 
UW5ZM   SOAB(A) HP   3,016,9802015-10-26 12:00:43
Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: UW5ZM
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: UW5ZM

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 36 35 0 0 0 71 71 2.2
0100 0 145 0 0 0 0 145 216 6.8
0200 43 47 0 0 0 0 90 306 9.7
0300 0 13 22 0 0 0 35 341 10.8
0400 0 21 23 14 0 0 58 399 12.6
0500 0 0 0 0 0 56 56 455 14.4
0600 0 0 0 0 0 71 71 526 16.6
0700 0 0 0 0 124 4 128 654 20.7
0800 0 0 0 0 118 0 118 772 24.4
0900 0 0 0 0 111 0 111 883 27.9
1000 0 0 0 0 110 0 110 993 31.4
1100 0 0 0 0 10 98 108 1101 34.8
1200 0 0 0 3 0 20 23 1124 35.6
1300 0 0 0 177 0 0 177 1301 41.2
1400 0 0 0 105 0 16 121 1422 45.0
1500 0 0 0 0 72 15 87 1509 47.8
1600 0 0 0 86 4 0 90 1599 50.6
1700 2 0 4 60 0 0 66 1665 52.7
1800 13 8 0 0 0 0 21 1686 53.4
1900 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 1696 53.7
2000 14 0 56 0 0 0 70 1766 55.9
2100 40 0 0 0 0 0 40 1806 57.2
2200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1806 57.2
2300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1806 57.2
0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1806 57.2
0100 3 32 0 0 0 0 35 1841 58.3
0200 2 46 0 0 0 0 48 1889 59.8
0300 6 2 10 0 0 0 18 1907 60.3
0400 0 0 0 12 21 0 33 1940 61.4
0500 0 0 0 0 96 0 96 2036 64.4
0600 0 0 0 0 41 14 55 2091 66.2
0700 0 0 0 0 87 0 87 2178 68.9
0800 0 0 0 37 6 0 43 2221 70.3
0900 0 0 0 85 0 0 85 2306 73.0
1000 0 0 0 131 0 0 131 2437 77.1
1100 0 0 0 115 0 0 115 2552 80.8
1200 0 0 0 102 0 0 102 2654 84.0
1300 0 0 0 0 146 0 146 2800 88.6
1400 0 0 0 0 108 13 121 2921 92.4
1500 0 0 0 0 41 25 66 2987 94.5
1600 0 0 0 86 11 0 97 3084 97.6
1700 0 0 0 42 0 0 42 3126 98.9
1800 0 0 0 34 0 0 34 3160 100.0
1900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3160 100.0
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3160 100.0
2100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3160 100.0
2200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3160 100.0
2300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3160 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 123 350 160 1089 1106 332 3160

Gross QSOs=3180 Dupes=20 Net QSOs=3160

Unique callsigns worked = 2545

The best 60 minute rate was 182/hour from 1305 to 1404
The best 30 minute rate was 206/hour from 1311 to 1340
The best 10 minute rate was 228/hour from 1311 to 1320

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 4 times.
5 QSOs/minute 44 times.
4 QSOs/minute 136 times.
3 QSOs/minute 307 times.
2 QSOs/minute 439 times.
1 QSOs/minute 573 times.

There were 31 bandchanges and 0 (0.0%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 1 41 14 265 164 41 526 16.6
South America 0 1 1 7 16 26 51 1.6
Europe 116 283 122 750 609 124 2004 63.4
Asia 3 19 18 54 279 123 496 15.7
Africa 3 6 4 7 18 12 50 1.6
Oceania 0 0 1 6 20 6 33 1.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 123 350 160 1089 1106 332 3160

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 45
4 968
5 1041
6 1069
7 4
8 19
9 8
10 6

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3V 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
4J 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
4L 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
4O 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.1
4X 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.2
5B 1 2 2 1 2 1 9 0.3
5R 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
6Y 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
7X 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
8P 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0.1
9A 2 2 6 16 5 2 33 1.0
9K 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
9M2 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0.1
9M6 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
9V 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
A6 0 1 1 0 0 2 4 0.1
A7 1 1 1 2 0 1 6 0.2
A9 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
AP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
BY 0 0 0 2 30 8 40 1.3
C3 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
CE 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
CM 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CN 1 3 2 3 4 2 15 0.5
CT 0 1 3 6 6 1 17 0.5
CT3 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 0.1
CU 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
CX 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0.2
D4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
DL 9 37 17 141 140 8 352 11.1
DU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
E5/s 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
E7 0 4 1 9 0 1 15 0.5
EA 3 19 4 26 26 23 101 3.2
EA6 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0.1
EA8 0 0 2 2 5 1 10 0.3
EA9 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 0.1
EI 1 4 1 8 3 2 19 0.6
EK 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
EP 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
ER 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0.1
ES 0 5 1 3 4 0 13 0.4
EU 3 5 0 4 0 1 13 0.4
EX 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
F 0 5 1 32 27 6 71 2.2
FJ 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.1
FK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FM 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FY 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
G 1 11 4 48 39 21 124 3.9
GI 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
GM 1 3 0 6 4 3 17 0.5
GU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
GW 0 0 0 3 5 3 11 0.3
HA 6 4 6 9 2 2 29 0.9
HB 2 4 1 12 12 0 31 1.0
HC 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
HI 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
HK 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
HL 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0.2
HP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
HS 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0.2
HZ 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.1
I 1 16 4 83 91 4 199 6.3
*IG9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
IS 0 2 0 2 4 0 8 0.3
*IT9 0 4 1 9 6 0 20 0.6
JA 0 1 1 5 151 61 219 6.9
JT 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
JW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
JY 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
K 0 35 8 233 145 25 446 14.1
KG4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KH0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
KH2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
KH6 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
KL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
KP2 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0.1
KP4 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.1
LA 2 1 1 15 8 3 30 0.9
LU 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
LX 0 0 1 3 2 0 6 0.2
LY 10 8 1 9 3 0 31 1.0
LZ 2 4 2 5 7 1 21 0.7
OD 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
OE 0 3 4 8 4 1 20 0.6
OH 2 6 4 20 19 0 51 1.6
OH0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
OK 7 9 5 13 15 3 52 1.6
OM 4 8 2 13 0 0 27 0.9
ON 1 2 1 16 11 4 35 1.1
OZ 2 3 1 10 9 2 27 0.9
P4 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0.1
PA 1 6 6 62 31 13 119 3.8
PJ2 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
PJ4 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.1
PY 0 0 0 1 5 10 16 0.5
PZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
S5 3 10 8 12 16 0 49 1.6
S7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SM 1 5 4 23 14 0 47 1.5
SP 16 18 5 40 23 1 103 3.3
SV 1 2 1 3 6 0 13 0.4
SV9 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
T8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 3 12 1 1 17 0.5
*TA1 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0.1
TF 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
TI 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TY 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
UA 17 37 13 37 40 8 152 4.8
UA2 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.2
UA9 1 10 3 20 52 26 112 3.5
UK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
UN 0 1 1 2 4 3 11 0.3
UR 6 9 1 10 4 5 35 1.1
V2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.1
V3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
V4 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
V7 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
V8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VE 1 3 1 22 12 4 43 1.4
VK 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
VP2M 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VP2V 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
VP5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VP9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VR 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 0.1
VU 0 0 0 2 13 4 19 0.6
XU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
XW 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
YA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
YB 0 0 0 1 12 1 14 0.4
YL 0 2 2 4 2 0 10 0.3
YN 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
YO 6 17 3 4 4 2 36 1.1
YU 1 3 1 11 7 1 24 0.8
YV 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 0.1
Z3 1 0 1 3 0 0 5 0.2
ZD7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZF 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZL 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
ZP 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZS 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 123 350 160 1089 1106 332 3160

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 24 103 46 415 340 91 1019 32.2
15 55 104 56 266 205 15 701 22.2
05 1 37 8 150 82 21 299 9.5
25 0 1 1 5 155 63 225 7.1
16 28 54 13 52 44 13 204 6.5
04 0 0 1 83 63 8 155 4.9
20 10 27 12 31 24 5 109 3.4
17 0 9 3 13 33 16 74 2.3
18 1 0 2 8 23 13 47 1.5
24 0 0 1 2 31 10 44 1.4
33 3 6 4 5 15 5 38 1.2
03 0 0 0 20 12 0 32 1.0
21 1 4 6 8 5 6 30 0.9
08 0 3 5 5 6 10 29 0.9
28 0 0 0 1 15 7 23 0.7
09 0 1 1 3 6 9 20 0.6
22 0 0 0 2 13 4 19 0.6
11 0 0 0 1 5 11 17 0.5
26 0 0 0 0 5 4 9 0.3
13 0 0 0 0 4 4 8 0.3
27 0 0 1 1 3 1 6 0.2
19 0 0 0 0 5 1 6 0.2
02 0 1 0 2 1 0 4 0.1
07 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 0.1
32 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0.1
40 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
31 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
38 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0.1
39 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 0.1
12 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
01 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
23 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.1
35 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.1
10 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
30 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
36 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
29 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 123 350 160 1089 1106 332 3160

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2084
2 bands 343
3 bands 91
4 bands 19
5 bands 7
6 bands 1

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

CN2AA

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 71 170 69 768 778 228
 
DMØY(DL3BQA)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   921,6482015-10-26 12:01:55
Nice conds, but difficult to find and keep a clear qrg sometimes, even with HP.
 
SV1JG   SOAB HP   1,828,2982015-10-26 12:07:12
Elecraft k3 - Antenna 4el Steppir - Linear Alpha 99
 
W2CDO   SOAB Classic HP   16,8102015-10-26 12:07:17
Thanks for the Qs.
Peter
 
DM7C(DL7CX)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   47,9252015-10-26 12:24:05
A really hard work on 160m phone. On the end I toped my personal score with a
new rig on dm7c. The condx were not the best. Heart some Ws (K1LZ) but no
answer.
ODX was HK1NA. Good activity from far east.
 
VE8EV   SOAB(A) HP   1,525,7322015-10-26 12:35:45
Outstanding propagation from the top of the world, especially compared to the
dismal conditions of the last three weeks. I tried to go hard this weekend but
I crashed and burned late Saturday night. Maybe I should try energy drinks?
Still, lots of great runs and interesting propagation. I'm sure I worked
everyone in Zone 16/17 Saturday night on 20m and then later on worked a VU on
10m at midnight. 40m through 10m all seemed to be open around the clock and if
that forecast CME hit us I didn't notice it. What a nice going away present
from Cycle 24!

73
John VE8EV
 
S59A   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,500,0002015-10-26 12:36:47
Used simple set-up:
TS590+OM2500+ single 6 el YU7EF at 33m.(very slow rotary-3 min for 360 deg).
I wish I could have 2 or 3 systems.
I recalculate ,I missed 16 mults(i.e.
V84,4W,YS,YN,9J,OA4,J6,ZF,E4,3DA,9Q,KG4),
due to lack of conditions for the time being,they were on the band,or death
zone (IS0,3A,9H,SV5) and maybe some more.But man can not work all of them in 48
hours,hi.

1.452 NA
399 JA only
809 EU

1st day 1811 QSOs
2nd day 1266 QSOs
All QSOs incl. dupes 3126

Very bad QRM time during period Sunday 08-12 GMT,so I was going to waste and
stop contesting.Good, I did not.
All in all it was interesting-enjoyable contest.

73-Drago,S59A
 
YV2CAR   SOSB(A)/15 LP   884,0042015-10-26 12:37:51
Score Summary Sheet

CALLSIGN: YV2CAR
LOCATION: DX
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-BAND: 15M
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 884004
CREATED-BY: RUMped Ver. 3.2.13 by Tom, DL2RUM
NAME: CARLOS ALBERTO RIVERO
ADDRESS: CARRERA 11 CON CALLE 3 CASA NUM 2-58 LA CONCORDIA
ADDRESS: SAN CRISTOBAL- TACHIRA
ADDRESS: VENEZUELA
OPERATORS: YV2CAR
OPERATING TIME: 28,9 hours

Result: 6.697 QSO Pts x 132 Mpl = 884.004 Total


Band DXCC CQ QSOs Dupes Total
------------------------------------------------------
160m: 0 0 0 0 0
80m: 0 0 0 0 0
40m: 0 0 0 0 0
20m: 0 0 0 0 0
15m: 101 31 2290 5 2290
10m: 0 0 0 0 0

Sum: 101 31 2285 5 2290
 
W9QL   SOSB/40 LP   4,3662015-10-26 12:45:06
Very part-time operation. This contest is always a challenge running low power
and a dipole, many folks simply do not hear me or move on when they can't pull
my call out after the first or second try. It becomes frustrating after awhile,
so just a handful of Q's to help the SMC score.
 
TM1T   M/S LP   2,566,1802015-10-26 12:48:12
Thanks to all for contact us, see you next year ! a so good contest.
73's
Ann & Phil
F5BSB & F5TRO
 
W7RTX   SOAB(A) HP   94,8292015-10-26 12:48:47
Operating time = 15 hours. 100 percent S&P. Off and on effort. Good to see
10m wide open early and staying open rather late.
 
KC2TA   SOAB LP   224,1992015-10-26 12:51:05
This time around with the Mosley CL-33 @ 22 feet AND the wires for 40-160. 75
was ghastly and did as well as I thought I would on 160.

Unfortunately, this one ALWAYS coincides with an active commitment to soccer as
a referee, so Saturday and / or Sunday operation is greatly reduced.

Can't wait for the CW portion!

GO FRC!!
 
LY5I   SOSB/40 LP   84,4202015-10-26 12:52:08
73!
 
K7IDX/7   SOAB LP   1002015-10-26 12:55:56
Portable 7 battery power with a short piece of wire from
Grayland Beach state park near Westport on the Pacific Ocean
Zones and Countries are individual
probably should have been at home as higher bands seemed good
too bad there is not more day to day activity
if it wasn't for contest and expeditions it would be pretty quiet
 
EE2K   M/S HP   6,033,7602015-10-26 13:06:36
Our best CQ WW SSB
 
N4OX   SOSB/10 HP   507,7442015-10-26 13:19:45
Kenwood TS590
QRO HF2500DX
WRTC 2014 Tribander at 43 feet
 
PX5E(PP5JR)   SOAB(A) HP   11,870,4302015-10-26 13:28:11
First contest with the new waller-flag receiving antenna from N4IS.
I used it on 40, 80 and 160, it is in a 48 meter tower.
WONDERFUL result in the low bands...now 80m is another band.
We are far from the world,low bands for us is a great challenge .
This antenna made the difference.
We need now to learn more about the band, I listened a lot of stations that
didn't copy me, and the tx antenna here on 80m is a four square.
On 160 meters more than 50 stations clear copied, but very difficult to make
the qso.
It's a new era for us, i would like to congratulate Jose Carlos N4is for this
perfect job... the antenna works better than you said!!!
best 73 to all and thank you very much to all that are in my log
sergio pp5jr/px5e
 
OU2V(OZ1FJB)   SOAB HP   197,5932015-10-26 13:34:07
ups and downs for cndx... but good. nearly no east-asian stns, at those periods
when I was active... not 100 pct. active, its was also a family-weekend.
 
DJ8OG(@DJ6QT)   SOAB(A) HP   7,110,0602015-10-26 13:45:41
Thanks to Walter, that I could use his Station once again. Also to Knut for his
help before the contest.

I had some problems on the new 40m antenna so I couldnt use it from sunday
night anymore.


Thanks for all QSOs,
Vy73 Matt - DJ8OG
 
NJ9T   SOAB(A) HP   19,5942015-10-26 14:10:05
Only on a couple of hours on Saturday and a couple Sunday morning. Too many
things going on including a major water line repair
 
9A1P(9A1UN)   SOAB HP   10,023,6462015-10-26 14:19:33
Simply a perfect weekend.
Congrats to Tonno for the great score!
TOx mults missing in the declared.

I love this game

73 Dave 9A1UN

some statistics:

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: 9A1P
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS:

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 9 84 22 0 0 0 115 115 1.9
0100 0 0 80 50 0 0 130 245 4.0
0200 0 0 163 0 0 0 163 408 6.7
0300 0 0 144 0 0 0 144 552 9.0
0400 21 36 55 0 0 0 112 664 10.9
0500 3 64 11 0 0 0 78 742 12.2
0600 0 0 8 0 0 134 142 884 14.5
0700 0 0 0 0 86 67 153 1037 17.0
0800 0 0 0 7 52 50 109 1146 18.8
0900 0 0 0 0 0 72 72 1218 20.0
1000 0 0 0 0 72 6 78 1296 21.2
1100 0 0 0 0 90 47 137 1433 23.5
1200 0 0 0 0 0 177 177 1610 26.4
1300 0 0 0 0 0 214 214 1824 29.9
1400 0 0 0 0 0 234 234 2058 33.7
1500 0 0 0 0 0 292 292 2350 38.5
1600 0 0 0 0 0 205 205 2555 41.9
1700 0 0 0 0 266 0 266 2821 46.2
1800 0 0 0 31 120 0 151 2972 48.7
1900 6 0 32 20 0 0 58 3030 49.6
2000 6 2 8 46 0 0 62 3092 50.7
2100 0 4 81 9 0 0 94 3186 52.2
2200 4 37 54 0 0 0 95 3281 53.8
2300 70 14 1 0 0 0 85 3366 55.1
0000 0 0 60 0 0 0 60 3426 56.1
0100 0 25 42 4 0 0 71 3497 57.3
0200 23 29 0 0 0 0 52 3549 58.1
0300 0 10 6 28 0 0 44 3593 58.9
0400 0 0 66 0 0 0 66 3659 59.9
0500 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3661 60.0
0600 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 3668 60.1
0700 0 0 0 0 0 103 103 3771 61.8
0800 0 0 0 30 25 4 59 3830 62.7
0900 0 0 0 13 14 16 43 3873 63.5
1000 0 0 0 208 7 0 215 4088 67.0
1100 0 0 0 197 2 1 200 4288 70.2
1200 0 0 0 135 7 0 142 4430 72.6
1300 0 0 0 0 35 103 138 4568 74.8
1400 0 0 0 0 1 161 162 4730 77.5
1500 0 0 0 0 0 220 220 4950 81.1
1600 0 0 0 0 0 208 208 5158 84.5
1700 0 0 0 0 205 8 213 5371 88.0
1800 0 0 0 1 228 0 229 5600 91.7
1900 0 0 0 1 185 0 186 5786 94.8
2000 0 0 0 176 0 0 176 5962 97.7
2100 0 1 2 89 0 0 92 6054 99.2
2200 7 24 15 0 0 0 46 6100 99.9
2300 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 6104 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 149 330 863 1045 1395 2322 6104

Gross QSOs=6164 Dupes=60 Net QSOs=6104

Unique callsigns worked = 4409

The best 60 minute rate was 294/hour from 1709 to 1808
The best 30 minute rate was 314/hour from 1023 to 1052
The best 10 minute rate was 384/hour from 1023 to 1032

The best 1 minute rates were:
8 QSOs/minute 8 times.
7 QSOs/minute 27 times.
6 QSOs/minute 98 times.
5 QSOs/minute 213 times.
4 QSOs/minute 317 times.
3 QSOs/minute 436 times.
2 QSOs/minute 520 times.
1 QSOs/minute 582 times.

There were 82 bandchanges and 7 (0.1%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 5 33 481 467 955 1317 3258 53.4
South America 0 4 19 28 33 199 283 4.6
Europe 132 274 298 425 255 503 1887 30.9
Asia 6 13 47 100 122 257 545 8.9
Africa 6 6 8 13 20 34 87 1.4
Oceania 0 0 10 12 10 12 44 0.7
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 149 330 863 1045 1395 2322 6104

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 60
4 2368
5 2104
6 1528
7 15
8 17
9 6
10 6

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3D2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4J 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
4L 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0.1
4O 1 2 1 0 0 1 5 0.1
4X 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 0.1
5B 1 1 2 1 3 3 11 0.2
5H 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
5R 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
5W 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6Y 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
7X 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
8P 0 1 0 1 1 2 5 0.1
9A 2 1 1 2 3 4 13 0.2
9K 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.0
9M2 0 0 1 0 1 3 5 0.1
9V 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
9Y 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
A6 1 0 0 0 1 3 5 0.1
A7 2 2 2 2 2 1 11 0.2
A9 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
BV 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.1
BY 0 0 7 4 12 28 51 0.8
C3 1 1 1 1 0 1 5 0.1
C9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
CE 0 0 0 8 2 18 28 0.5
CM 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.1
CN 2 4 3 3 5 3 20 0.3
CP 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
CT 2 1 8 5 7 8 31 0.5
CT3 0 0 0 1 2 4 7 0.1
CU 0 1 1 2 2 2 8 0.1
CX 0 0 0 3 1 13 17 0.3
D4 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0.0
DL 15 41 22 59 21 56 214 3.5
DU 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
E7 1 7 1 2 1 1 13 0.2
EA 6 20 25 29 17 27 124 2.0
EA6 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
EA8 1 1 2 5 10 13 32 0.5
EA9 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.1
EI 3 2 5 7 1 1 19 0.3
ER 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.0
ES 1 3 5 3 3 5 20 0.3
EU 1 4 5 3 4 3 20 0.3
EX 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
EY 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
F 3 11 5 18 7 12 56 0.9
FG 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
FJ 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0.0
FM 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0.0
FR 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
FS 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
FY 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
G 4 16 35 26 11 29 121 2.0
GI 0 2 0 1 1 2 6 0.1
GM 2 2 5 4 4 14 31 0.5
*GM/s 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
GU 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
GW 1 1 3 3 4 2 14 0.2
HA 4 6 3 3 1 3 20 0.3
HB 3 6 1 3 2 5 20 0.3
HB0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
HC 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
HI 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 0.1
HK 0 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.1
HK0/a 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
HL 0 0 2 0 1 3 6 0.1
HP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
HR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
HS 0 0 1 1 2 5 9 0.1
HZ 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
I 9 25 10 22 22 74 162 2.7
*IG9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
IS 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 0.1
*IT9 1 6 2 8 3 7 27 0.4
JA 0 0 12 51 44 140 247 4.0
JT 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
JW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
K 4 23 430 410 864 1189 2920 47.8
KG4 0 0 2 2 2 3 9 0.1
KH0 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 0.1
KH2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
KH6 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
KL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
KP2 0 2 3 1 1 2 9 0.1
KP4 0 1 8 1 2 3 15 0.2
LA 2 2 3 8 4 12 31 0.5
LU 0 0 0 5 4 37 46 0.8
LX 1 1 0 1 0 2 5 0.1
LY 6 4 10 8 4 8 40 0.7
LZ 3 6 4 6 5 6 30 0.5
OA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
OD 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
OE 2 3 1 3 2 8 19 0.3
OH 1 2 5 11 7 8 34 0.6
OH0 1 1 1 2 2 0 7 0.1
OK 8 8 6 5 4 10 41 0.7
OM 4 8 3 4 1 4 24 0.4
ON 2 3 3 10 1 7 26 0.4
OY 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.0
OZ 1 1 8 5 1 2 18 0.3
P4 0 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.1
PA 4 4 8 18 4 18 56 0.9
PJ2 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0.1
PJ4 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.1
PJ7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
PY 0 1 6 4 15 113 139 2.3
PY0F 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
PZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S5 4 9 6 8 9 14 50 0.8
SM 1 8 12 10 7 8 46 0.8
SP 7 18 14 34 11 21 105 1.7
SV 1 2 2 2 9 2 18 0.3
SV9 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
T8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
TA 1 0 2 7 5 1 16 0.3
*TA1 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
TF 0 0 2 2 1 2 7 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TI 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.1
TK 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0.0
UA 5 7 31 31 37 83 194 3.2
UA2 0 1 1 2 1 5 10 0.2
UA9 1 7 10 26 36 48 128 2.1
UK 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
UN 0 0 1 2 3 3 9 0.1
UR 7 10 20 27 16 10 90 1.5
V2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
V3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
V4 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.1
VE 1 4 29 38 72 90 234 3.8
VK 0 0 2 2 2 3 9 0.1
VP2V 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VP5 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
VP9 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 0.1
VR 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
VU 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 0.1
XE 0 0 0 1 1 6 8 0.1
XW 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
XX9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
YB 0 0 7 2 4 3 16 0.3
YL 3 1 3 4 4 1 16 0.3
YN 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 0.1
YO 2 5 6 10 2 7 32 0.5
YS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
YU 3 7 2 6 4 5 27 0.4
YV 0 0 6 1 6 4 17 0.3
Z3 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.1
ZD7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZF 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZL 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0.1
ZP 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.0
ZS 0 0 0 1 0 8 9 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 149 330 863 1045 1395 2322 6104

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 5 19 295 249 395 706 1669 27.3
04 0 8 157 168 349 540 1222 20.0
14 52 124 149 212 94 209 840 13.8
15 60 116 76 129 84 180 645 10.6
16 14 21 57 63 60 97 312 5.1
03 0 0 8 30 191 35 264 4.3
25 0 0 14 51 45 143 253 4.1
11 0 1 6 5 15 116 143 2.3
20 8 14 20 29 27 23 121 2.0
33 5 6 7 11 18 21 68 1.1
08 0 6 17 12 11 20 66 1.1
17 0 5 6 13 20 20 64 1.0
18 1 2 4 10 15 31 63 1.0
13 0 0 0 8 5 50 63 1.0
24 0 0 7 5 13 32 57 0.9
09 0 3 12 6 10 12 43 0.7
21 3 4 6 5 7 7 32 0.5
12 0 0 0 8 2 18 28 0.5
28 0 0 9 2 5 7 23 0.4
07 0 0 2 3 4 7 16 0.3
26 0 0 1 1 3 6 11 0.2
02 0 0 2 2 3 3 10 0.2
19 0 0 0 3 5 2 10 0.2
27 0 0 1 2 1 6 10 0.2
38 0 0 0 1 0 8 9 0.1
40 0 0 2 3 1 2 8 0.1
06 0 0 0 1 1 6 8 0.1
32 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0.1
22 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 0.1
30 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 0.1
10 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 0.1
39 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.1
35 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0.0
01 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.0
23 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0.0
29 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0.0
37 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
31 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
36 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 149 330 863 1045 1395 2322 6104

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 3373
2 bands 600
3 bands 261
4 bands 136
5 bands 30
6 bands 9

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

UT7E A71CV K3LR WK1Q CN2AA W3LPL
CN2R S54ZZ ED9K

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 65 142 364 542 741 1519
 
KM5VI   SOAB HP   1,815,9722015-10-26 14:22:02
 
CN2AA   M/M HP   74,585,7002015-10-26 14:24:39
The Sun played against us and won.

10 & 15 was compleatly closed both nights.

Thanks to all for QSOs.

See you in CW part.

73,
RX3APM for CN2AA team.
 
OE1HHB   SOAB LP   767,9302015-10-26 14:40:19
Very happy with good propagation especially on 10m. Used vertical antennas on my
6th floor balcony with a Kenwood TS570D. Thanks for all the QSOs and patience to
copy my signal.
 
KP4BD   M/S LP   5,138,1282015-10-26 14:48:05
Great Contest and Thanks for everything
 
K3CR(LZ4AX)   SOAB LP   3,690,4622015-10-26 14:50:14
Seems like the wrong weekend to try LP. Had a hard time figuring out when to
run/crawl or when it was better just to tune with both radios. Think I got
better at some point but then the contest suddenly ended :) Guess I will need
to do it again next year to figure out whether LP is a better match for my
phone skills or I need to keep downshifting.
Took a lot of beating towards SA/Caribbean. Well beyond the maximum frustration
point. On the other hand, long haul DX was not only much easier but also much
more rewarding emotionally.

Thanks to Jim, WA3FET for letting me use the station again and making sure
everything works.

CU in CQWW CW. I'll be the weak one again :)

73, Alex LZ4AX
 
S5ØK   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,276,4162015-10-26 14:56:38
The ww ssb was the second run with new Icom, added to 3 x Steppir(10 m, 17 m, 32
m) and OMpower.

Conditions from this side looked con-traverse. While at moments a very nice
signal levels were observed from various continents, some multipliers were
unreachable. Several times, only waiting for a very optimal moment and
returning several times helped to finally made a contact. Saturday evening
offered only a few new mults, Sunday was better in this respect. Heard and not
worked, or spot noted and not heard was not so seldom. The JA direction was
worse in Sunday, and the conditions to NA peaked an hour or two later than in
Saturday.

In terms of QSO number, the Saturday was below, and the 2nd day at the end was
over my initial expectations. Final QSO number is 2.761, 1560 1st day, total
1408 NA, 213 JA, 805 EU. Zone 36 was not noted anywhere.

Similar as Drago, S59A mentioned, the QRM was mostly without compromise. It was
possible to hear and visually see on a pan adapter that e.g. 400 Hz from one
side, or nearly 1 kHz from the other side of 2.4 kHz passband from time to time
became occupied by neighboring signals. Starting on a clear spot and kindly
asking the intruders to move slightly was useless. Conditions of this kind?
Varying propagations? Simply too many stations for the band? Thanks to those
rare exceptions.

It was not a very smooth ride, anyway it was nice to participate.

73s de Marko, S50K
 
N4RA   SOAB(A) LP   1,002,3652015-10-26 15:03:20
First time in low power category in many years. New amp I ordered at Dayton
still hasn't arrived and old amp has been sold. Low power on low bands was
particularly challenging. Hope to be QRO for the CW test. M2 Orion quit
Saturday morning making the challenge even worse. Made an unexpected walk up
the tower Sunday morning, but couldn't fix it. Still fun.
 
TM6M(F8DBF)   SOAB(A) HP   14,685,9802015-10-26 15:14:47
First 48h operation on SO category, hard but OK.
The configuration of the station is not really nice for a SO operation but I do
my best.
Thanks to the sun for good conditions ;-) 2 weeks ago was very different.
Thanks all for QSO.
See you on another contest.
73's Seb F8DBF
 
AE4VJ   SOAB Classic HP   112,8602015-10-26 15:26:26
ARRL Section : SC
Club/Team : Carolina DX Association
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5251.0

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
7 22 62 11 17
14 51 140 14 36
21 69 198 10 45
28 68 194 12 45
Total 210 594 47 143


Score : 112,860
Rig :

Antennas :

Soapbox :


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



Date : 2015-10-25 Signature :
 
CA3CBM   SOSB/10 LP   183,1132015-10-26 15:26:45
tri elememt yagi. kenwood ts 480 sat 100 watt
 
K2SI   SOAB(A) LP   20,1282015-10-26 15:30:09
Good to see 10M open so I spent most of my time on 10M and a little on 80M
trying to fill in some blanks for DXCC on these bands.
 
F6GOX   SOAB HP   2,870,5952015-10-26 15:30:53
My participation was not provided but I've changed my mind with the
propagation predictions with SSN around 65-70, which actually gave a 10 meters
band open after sunset and 15 and 20 meters bands with huge signals. My
technical
installation is not successful for a such contest in "all bands"
category
and ergonomy must be improved. Pulling the coaxial balun and fracture during
rotation of the beam cost me two hours - and the over 3 millions points score -
to repair open in the sunday afternoon. But at least it was daylight in order to
repair! The strategy of choice strips without any outside help must also be
reviewed ... Very impressive score from DL5MW ! Satisfaction of a good past
time and all thanks to all the stations that have called and encouraged me
during this contest. See you next year. Best 73. Laurent
 
VB2T   M/S HP   1,011,8802015-10-26 15:32:49
400 watts, IC7200, phased verts for 40, hex for 10, 15, 20, inv vee 80, 160
 
OM7RU   SOSB/80 HP   93,5552015-10-26 15:44:39
I lost rotator position control. Spare part was delivered just on Friday
afternoon before the contest and I didn't have time to climb to tower to repair
it. I decided to prefer of enjoy of the contesting in front of the tired man,
hi. So SOSB 80m HP was the choice. Unfortunately 80m dipole in parking position
is beaming 90° out of NA.

Conditions were interesting, quite high number of QSO compared to operating
time, but low number of 3-points. Few nice pileups of rates over 300 QSO/h
(last 10 QSO). Band was covered by permanent QRM of S9 spletters and most of
signals was a bit over this QRM. Few stations of wide signal, using for
cleaning of the surrounding of its CQ frequency...

Thanks to all participants. See you in CW next month.

Used equipments:
Yaesu FT-1000MP MarkV Field
ACOM 2000A
MicroHAM microKeyer, MicroHAM StationMaster
WinTest
UltraBeam UB ONE rotator

Antenna:
80m: OptiBeam OB1-80 rotary dipole @34m

73!
Riki, OM7RU

www.tucek.sk/om7ru
 
W4RM   M/M HP   10,860,0962015-10-26 15:46:57
The W4RM team had a great time again this year, the score is about 1.5M lower
than last year and this loss of score is all seen in the 10M score which is
over 1000 qso less than last year.

W2GD made a repair to the Force 12 80M rotatable dipole a few weeks ago and
this antenna worked well all weekend. We need those 80M mults and qsos, so
thanks to John for his great tower work.

See you in CW SS. Go PVRC!!!

73 Bill W4RM
 
N5DX   SOAB HP   7,722,1762015-10-26 15:51:37
Conditions seemed like a crap shoot going into the contest but luckily they held
up for what turned out to be a really enjoyable weekend. Hard to imagine that
in a couple of years it will be questionable if 15 will even open.
Thunderstorms were predicted for Friday and Saturday but I was lucky that the
storms turned out to just have a little rain. I feel for the guys in Texas
that were rained out. The station worked great and for a change everything was
sorted and working properly a week before the contest started.

Conditions, as compared to 2013, were down on 10 meters. However they were
still good enough for 1-2 hours of run time to EU both days and about the same
for running to JA. I thought 10 was really going to open nicely on Sunday as I
was able to work some zone 16 and zone 21 stations on the second radio, but the
rate just wasn't there when I went to run. 160 was dreadful, and it didn't
help that the EU beverage didn't work. The farthest east I worked on 160 was
zone 5. Conditions to Asia were phenomenal on 10-40 meters.

After operating this contest in 2013, I knew that I needed to do a better job
of putting multipliers into the log without sacrificing rate. Going into the
contest I decided to pay special attention to all multiplier areas. In other
words, treat the contest like the World Wide contest that it is instead of just
having the mindset of running JA and EU. All multipliers are the same value
whether they are 5,000 miles away or 500 miles away. Being acutely aware of
the potential multipliers available and having a general idea about what band
they would be on helped to give my second radio work more focus. I went into
the contest with a goal of working 100 or more countries on 10, 15, 20, and 40
meters. I also didn't want to just eek out 100 countries on a band like 20
meters. 20 is tough from here. It is really hard to run EU and almost
impossible to run JA. But I knew that the available multipliers on that band
would be huge so I was really pleased to be able to work 120 countries there.


At the half way mark I had 3.6 million points and made a goal of 8 million
points. The goal kept me motivated to keep pushing hard on Sunday and I almost
made it. It became really hard to take the time to work all of the W stations
that kept calling on Sunday. Over 300 went into the log this year which is
nearly double the amount from 2013.

Thanks to my dad for helping to get the station in order. He has put a lot of
work into it the last year and everything is working very efficiently.


Thanks for all of the contacts and a special thanks for all the mults that
moved.

73,
Kevin N5DX
 
K8MFO   SOSB/10 HP   453,5562015-10-26 15:55:11
My reason for attending this party was to attend calling hours for the DYING 10
meter band, where I first heard amateur signals in 1957 in the shack of W8FYZ,
a childhood mentor. Well, to paraphrase Mark Twain ... the death of 10 meters
is highly exaggerated!

I played DXer on Saturday and managed 474 QSOs in 27 zones and 97 countries.
The vast majority of that was search and pounce. Productive runs were not
possible from Ohio. On Sunday the band was a bit slow to respond, but about
1430 UTC the flood gates opened, and it was possible to run at high rates for
almost 3 hours. Then it was back to search and pounce. Sunday accounted for
605 QSOs and a great deal of fun. Now if this would only repeat for CW!

Heard but not worked were OD5, HZ1, 9J2, UP, V8, and DU. I could hear W1
through W5 call areas working those stations and more.

K3, AL-1200, Mosley PRO-67B at 118 feet. Mosley TA-33 driven element at 48
feet for South America, Caribbean and Central America. N1MM Classic, which
froze up 4 times and required a PC reboot. It's time to update .. No
recording ... Tried and failed, but this was not a competitive effort anyway.

Thanks for all of the fun.

73

Don K8MFO
 
K9PY   SOAB(A) LP   423,9502015-10-26 15:59:45
Glad to see so many stations on 10/15/20. Where are they when there isn't a
contest? Would like to see more activity on the bands during the week.
 
NE8P   SOAB(A) HP   410,5142015-10-26 16:01:49
TS-590SG, AL-82, Butternut HF9V

New rig allows computer control finally! Spent the time playing with N1MM and
learning about it. What fun!
 
NM1C   M/S LP   1,746,1082015-10-26 16:19:36
Another fun outing field day style in the local club's emergency trailer. Had a
brief hiccup with the generator not getting fuel from an external tank and
running dry, but was back operating in under 30 minutes. Managed to improve
last year's score by almost 500k.

Radios: FT-1000MP, IC7600
Antennas: A4S @ 72ft, A3S fixed EU at 35ft, 2 element 80M vertical array, 80M
dipole
 
VE3PN   SOSB/160 HP   20,7552015-10-26 16:31:02
PC XP SSD crash early Saturday AM , to tired to recover at time.
Decided to use Windows10 disk ran all through till end! no problems!
Europe was strange some loud but not copying NA , others called in and no
problem!
 
KE4S   SOAB(A) HP   348,1502015-10-26 16:37:27
Started off on Friday night with a nice run of JAs on 10 and 15, then switched
to 20 and worked some more, then pointed to Caribbean and SA. Worked EU on
Saturday AM, but the CME seemed to spoil the evening JAs I was hoping for.
Enjoyed the limited time I had available.
 
W1FJ   SOAB(A) HP   823,3202015-10-26 16:50:18
Casual operation, lots of breaks, great conditions
K3 ALPHA 89 Skyhawk@50' 40m rotary dipole@60', 80m inv vee@45',36' loaded vert
w/10el radials
 
KE3X(@N3HBX)   SOAB(A) LP   3,786,4532015-10-26 16:51:41
Many thanks to John Evans, N3HBX for the use of The Farm in Poolesville again -
this was the second weekend in a row, after WAG.

First, congrats to LX4AX and W1UE who put on a great show in LP this weekend.

With K1LZ steamrolling the W1/2/3 competition in SOHP in a WRTC year, the Low
Power category has recently gotten quite crowded!

Now on to the pathetic excuses ...

Pathetic Excuse #1: On Thursday night I had a mandatory dinner engagement
for
work involving a 7-course dinner and wine pairings, hosted by one of the Trust
& Estate attorneys we have a deep relationship. Normally a fun occasion
and one of the perks of being a Private Wealth Advisor. But on the Thursday
night before CQWW Phone? Ugh. The first decision was to downshift to
Assisted. I figured if I was semi-comatose on Sunday, at least I could click
on spots?

Pathetic Excuse #2: Could not get the keyboard to interface with the DVK,
and
spent the weekend hitting CQ manually with no CQ Repeat function. At first I
thought - OK I can handle this, but I now realize it screwed up my SO2R rhythm
over 48 hours. The little things matter a lot. In the ideal world I would
have gotten out midweek to test everything - never seems to work out that way.

Now I more fully understand why the guys who DX-pedition to the Caribbean go
down there the week before.

Slept 3 hours the first night and 5 hours in various small chunks the second
night. Seems clear from the 3830 posts the second night was better. Oops.
At 53 maybe I am just too old for this 48 hour SOAB stuff? Nah, not if K0DQ
and K1ZM can do it!

QSO totals for 10 meters shows a deficit of 200 QSO's versus what I should
have
made. That was probably from 1500-1800 UTC on Sunday when I did too much
pouncing and not enough running. I see from DX Summit that W1UE was spotted
on 28.301 and both LZ4AX and W1UE were spotted 10 times more often than I was.

On Phone the name of the game is GET SPOTTED!! If you are not spotted you
are
dead.

We often complain from MD / VA about the disadvantage vs. New England on 80
and
160. This weekend I grew to appreciate a more subtle disadvantage, but just
as
lethal - since we get the openings on 10 and 15 meters an hour later down
here,
all the choice frequencies low in the band are already taken. That's less of
a problem on CW, but a very big disadvantage on Phone. Assuming most
Europeans either 'Click on spots' or 'Tune from the left band-edge and work
higher', it's doubly important to have a good CQ frequency.

Overall a very frustrating weekend. To add insult to injury, I tried to use
the Uber application to call a taxi home, since Ann flew to Paris and left the
car in DC (second car got totaled by one of my teenagers ... don't ask). A
total of 8 Uber drivers accepted the job, and all 8 declined it once they
figured out how far removed Poolesville is from DC. As the crow flies,
Poolesville is 5 miles from Virginia. But driving distance is 58 minutes
since it's so far from any bridge.

So I actually started the 25 miles walking back home, calculating eventually a
driver would actually accept the job. After 30 more minutes one finally did.

Glad this weekend was over - need better preparation for the CW weekend you
might say. Thanks for the excellent competition and see you on CW.
Assuming
no wine tastings, it will be back so SOAB LP for the full points.

73

Ken KE3X
 
WI9WI   SOAB(A) HP   171,5202015-10-26 17:13:22
A few hours here and there mostly shooting spots for mults with a bit of S&P
thrown in for good measure. Very unexpected nice conditions on the high bands.
Not so much on the low bands.

73

Jim
 
K7RL   SOAB HP   5,535,9482015-10-26 17:19:08
Timing is everything. Had this contest been held two weeks ago, I think the
result would have been quite different.

Conditions in general were really good:

10m - No EU runs like last year. The few EU's worked were weak with the
strongest signal beaming 90 degrees. My mult count took a hit, but other than
that, the band was in good shape.

15m - The best EU runs only lasted two to three hours before things start to
shift and the eastern countries dropped out. Overall, no complaints - I've seen
the band much worse!

20m - The best of the high bands. The longest EU runs and the best DX. Sunday
morning featured some flutter which is always more challenging on a crowded
band. Only if there were some way to get more of our friends from Japan on this
band, 20m would have it all!

40m - No EU runs this year. Never heard or worked a UK station either. Many
thanks to all of the JA operators for a great turn out! Because of you, this
was my highest single op 40m total ever.

80m - Typical conditions. Maybe less activity in general.

160m - HK1NA wins the 160m big signal award. Loudest DX of anyone heard for the
last few years. Other than that, the band was (yawn) boring.

Thanks to all for the Qs and the QSYs!

73, Mitch, K7RL
 
AA1K   SOAB HP   4,406,9052015-10-26 17:20:45
But I thought 10m was going to be dead? Good workout for new 10m 5-el yagi at 48
feet, with many Europeans commenting how loud it was. Always better to Eu than a
similar 5-el. at 100 feet.

Also good workout for new stack of Hy-Gain 3-el 40m yagis. But in the end, it's
still 40 phone.

15m high yagi (4-el @ 100 ft) quit early in contest. The turkey buzzards
sitting on the feedpoint must have finally taken their toll. The low 15 is
fixed on Europe at 65 feet but too had a problem (high SWR) even after removing
the phasing lines at base of tower and feeding just the low beam directly. I was
able to feed my high 20m yagi (a 204BA at 100 feet) with acceptable SWR to use
as main antenna on 15m.

CW is just a few weeks away ....

73/Jon AA1K
www.aa1k.us
 
K1KA   SOAB HP   606,4982015-10-26 17:34:23
My first DX contest, other than giving out points, since installing my
little pistol station, however the pistol still needs more
ammo.Need to address my lack of 80 & 160 antennas, and 10m power
out was pretty low. I wasn't really able to get a good run going, but
S&P was pretty effective for me. Good conditions overall., although I
wasn't able to avoid other commitments during the second day. Still I
had a great time, and I hope the score helps the club a little.
 
PA9M   SOSB/40 HP   314,1602015-10-26 17:34:57
Lot off fun on a crowded 40 meter band.
 
W4WWQ   SOAB HP   498,7602015-10-26 17:41:45
Thought I was doing pretty good S&P and taking time for family, but now I
checked last years score, I am 65 Q's low and 17,000 points off last year.

I made a few Q's for N4UA who said he didn't know where to look for his
microphone. Didn't even hear any local stations either.

Missed some of the central Asia and Africa zones.
 
N1MD   SOAB(A) HP   421,7162015-10-26 18:14:59
Longer time in the chair but life interrupts.
M2 log periodic at 72 feet. My 80 and 160 meter antennae cut for CW/RTTY.
Flex-6700
Alpha 9500
N1MM+ logger
 
NE9U(@WØAIH)   SOAB(A) LP   1,521,9522015-10-26 18:18:37
For various reasons, Paul decided to cancel any M/M for CQWW SSB from The Farm
this year. But he told me to come out and operate with the Rhombics. As most
of you know the Farm isn't set up for single Op. But all 4 Rhombics can be
used at an band station...so I sat at 10 and had access to them all (Europe,
Caribbean, Africa, and JA). With reverse switches, that gave me 8 antennas!

I also used this contest as motivation to get my "new" XP laptop and
TR4W enabled with SO2R for a SSB contest...just in case I decide to do SS SSB
in a month....A couple bugs to work out but close...in the end, due to not much
running, I didn't even have radio 2 on all the time...Thanks to N4TZ and W9RE
for all the advice.

The big Fun Factor mistake was going low power. Even from the Farm, you stand
in line in the pileups. And it was even next to impossible to Run....15 and 20
were wall to wall 20/9 signals...and going high in the band on 10 didn't even
gather much attention. My run/S&p ratio was about 15%/85%....mostly on
10...probably spent too much time trying....

Didn't spend much time on the low bands at night as the Rhombics work, but
aren't the best there...so i got sleep!

Scott NE9U

Equipment:
K3
FT1000D
TR4W
4 Rhombics
 
RAØFF   SOSB(A)/10 HP   271,9322015-10-26 18:40:50
Thank all for your call's.
I will be glad to hear your signals in the CQ WW-CW!
73! Eugene RA0FF
Far East Islands DX Club
 
AC9S   SOAB HP   911,7702015-10-26 18:50:56
Fun contest as usual. Great to have 10 open.

Keith
AC9S
 
WE9V   SOAB(A) HP   2,179,7162015-10-26 18:55:02
As 3 out of my 4 beams were on the ground, I entered into the now
defunct "Tribander-Single-Element" overlay category. My 40M XM240
has now been converted to a W6NL Moxon, and my stacked pair of
KT-34XAs are repaired, but all were on the ground for the contest.
The tower crew was here on Thursday, but the main tower guy wasn't
feeling well, came down the tower after rigging the tram line, and
vomited. Oh well. So I used a single, low tribander, a really
low 40M dipole, and an 80M dipole. Was mildly pleased with the
performance, but missed the bigger aluminum.

This was my traditional 99% S&P the packet multipliers effort.
The bands are just so jam packed with stations (and many EU
with waaaaay too wide of signals) that it's not any fun trying
to defend a frequency anymore. I guess I'm getting old. I'm
looking forward to CW where there's a little more room and
narrower filters.

10M opened quite late here, especially Sunday. Unfortunately,
I pulled the plug fairly early on Sunday to do some yard work,
so I didn't experience the improved conditions later in the
day that others spoke of.

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:
TO4K V26B KP2M CN2AA 8P5A

Thanks for all the QSOs, and the Hi Chad's from all over the
world.

73,
Chad WE9V
http://www.we9v.com
 
VE3JM   M/S HP   12,037,7342015-10-26 18:59:22
Nick and Peter are the regulars at the VE3EJ's and since John was not on this
year - they didn't mind taking a 500 km trip to my place. This worked well for
me too since I was not much in a mood to operate SO SSB for 42+ hours.

Overall I was not amazed by the conditions. 160 was pretty bad and the second
night was noisy on all low bands. I was happy that 10 was somewhat open and we
ended up with a good number of multipliers, but the openings to Europe were not
that great and long enough from here.

We were getting along very well as a team. Wish we had one more operator so we
could socialize more during the breaks.
73,

Vlad
 
YN5Z(K7ZO)   SOAB HP   7,457,0002015-10-26 19:05:05
CQWW SSB 2015 was my tenth contest effort here in Nicaragua since I first took
the plunge with my "Briefcase Portable" operation in the 2012 ARRL
SSB contest. (All history and detailed station description can be found on the
YN5Z QRZ.COM page. Searching on YN5Z and YN5ZO on 3830scores.com will link you
out to my prior stories.)

For once, the station went up smoothly and I got on the air with no issues and
with everything working. After battling a successive set of failures to my
Elecraft gear over the last 18 months, all was well. Like many others, my hope
for 2015 was to get one last year of 10 meter openings out of this solar cycle.
That wish was certainly fulfilled with openings every bit as good as 2014. We
seemed to hit a nice peak in the 27 day cycle and also managed to dodge the CME
that forecasters said was going to hit about halfway through the contest. Once
again my goal was to break into the Top 10 SOAB(HP) with my Field Day
"Tri-bander and single wires" station. Based on early 3830 postings I
missed out on that goal this year. Though, I certainly will be in the top few on
QSO count. I continue to be mult challenged and am trying to make Top 10 from a
2-point country. 70% of my QSO's were with North America and being in 2 point
land made about a 2.2 million point difference by itself. (More thoughts on
scoring later.) Oh yea, and another goal was to finally break through the 300
qso/hour ceiling that I have bumped up against before.

The little bit of pre-contest operating showed the bands to be in good shape,
but not quite like 2014. In particular 20M seemed to close early and the
worldwide opening I get in the 0300-0500 period was not there. But, the high
bands were certainly open during the day to Europe, North American, and Asia
and I had no trouble working Europe on 40M. All in all that seemed pretty good.
When I said down just before the contest to get a run frequency on 15M I was
getting great reports from North America and Japan. Everyone was pounding in
and they said I was 59+++. Optimism was high. Then when the switch was flipped
to start the contest it also seemed like it also pulled the plug on propagation
and 15M took a steep dive into the abyss. I ended up with my worst ever starting
hour. I did not even make 100 QSOs. I QSY'd to 20 and could not get anything
going there either. At the end of the hour I got up and walked away from the
station thinking: What in the world is going on here, has bottom of the solar
cycle contesting already arrived? If there had been a good football game on TV
or some other diversion I might have thrown in the towel right then. But, I
came to my senses, realized propagation effects everyone, and headed back to
the station. I managed to squeeze in at 14198 and got a pretty good run going
for the next 45 minutes resulting in a respectable 174 hour. I then S&P'd
around a bit until finding another getting a run going again on 14232 -- yes
living dangerously with that frequency choice, but it worked. In the next 2
hours and a bit I made just short of 500 QSOs. And, the evening opening to Asia
and Europe showed up! When that was died I checked toward the Pacific, VK, and
ZL and made a few QSOs on 15M, though 10 was closed up tight. In the past two
years I was able to make some late 10M QSOs in this direction, but not this
year. Then it was time to head to 40M and see what I could do to Europe. In any
time other than a contest weekend, I have no trouble working Europe on 40M from
here with my 1/4 wave vertical. There is something about this part of the world
that is just magical on 40M. In CQWW though the QRM can be deafening and each
QSO is a real grind. But, there are many mults to be had and off I went. I
managed to find a run frequency down low and was rewarded with my best 40M
Europe run ever. My spirits were certainly climbing at this point. When the run
ended I went up and made some QSOs above 7200 for the North America folks --
something I usually don't do until the morning. Then as my sleep period
approached I S&P'd though 80 and called it quits at 0700. Checking last
year's score I realized I had essentially pulled even not counting the missing
10M QSOs and Mults. Well ok I thought, things are looking up. This is a good
case where first impressions were not everything and a good example of not
giving up. Now the question was, what would the next morning bring?

My operating plan is based on getting on the air here 90 minutes or so before
dawn and spend time on 80 and 40M. At this time of year this pretty much means
working North America and, to the extent my signal gets out and being able to
hear, Asia. So, if you want to track me down on 40 and 80, do it between 1000
and 1200. I did well during these two hours putting QSOs and mult into the log.
When I compared my score at the end of the 1100 to last year I noticed I had
actually pulled ahead! Ok then. Game on. Let's do this.

The 1200 hour is always tough. Sunrise here is 1140 so this hour is one of
transition. The low bands have closed down, or are closing rapidly, and the
high bands may or may not be open. A typical QSO count during this hour is
60-80 spread across the bands and this year was no exception. If there is any
good news is that 20 and 15 seem to open to Europe about the same time followed
by 10 at some unknown time later. My off season propagation studies had shown
that there should be a 20M opening at this time into eastern Asia. I actually
got up early one morning before the contest and called CQ this way to see what
would happen. My first QSO was with FR5DZ which seemed promising even if not in
the target area. But, that was it. After many minutes of CQing and a few
stateside QSOs I quit. Obviously this didn't prove the band wasn't open. It may
have been but everyone there was somewhere else. I have not given up on that
one. It just needs some more discovery.

Back to the contest. With trepidation, I decided to start on 15 beaming to
Europe. My concern is what I knew I had two choices. The first choice was to
go ahead and run and suffer slow rates because of the ridiculous
Mutual-Assured-Destruction pileup behavior caused mostly by station east of 20
degrees east longitude. I discussed this at length in last year's story so will
not repeat it here. You can track it down if you want. The second choice is to
spend a very long time slowly S&P-ing the major contest stations to get
them in the log before I started running. Essentially working down the
potential pileup before starting to run. Though without a clear decision, I had
sort of thought I would S&P for a while. But, then I found a clear frequency
and just had to take the opportunity to run. And, once again fought with the
pileup for an hour making less than 120 QSOs. Which, I thought was a pretty
good rate under the circumstances. I need to keep working on this one. I
exhibited absolutely pure pileup management this year. I would stick with a
partial until in the log. I would not work tail-enders. Etc. But, I just can't
get it under control. With the same pileup into the US I would have had a 250
hour. Easy. After an hour of that fun, and reasonably satisfied with my mult
total, I moved to 10M. I was not sure it was open yet. I had not studied it
well enough in the week prior to the contest. But, it had to be better than 15.
And it was.

Around 1400 I started running on 10 down below the US sub-band to maximize QSO
points and mults into Europe and avoid the worst of the QRM (though fighting
through all the beacons is its own challenge.) Unlike 15M, this worked very
well with good rates for 90 minutes and then I decided it was time to move
above 28300. [K5ZD should be very happy with me as I shooed away many stateside
stations who tried to work me when I was below 28300. I don't really agree that
I have to be the band cop in this situation but that is the answer I get when I
have probed on the topic.] Now above 28300 the USA hordes had an opportunity to
visit my frequency and they descended in mass. During the 1600 hour I finally
broke through the 300/hour ceiling with 316 followed by 300 in the next hour.
Wow was that fun and does time fly when you are logging QSOs that fast. The
1800 hour was quite slow by comparison, only 247. :) At 1900 I took a 15 minute
lunch break and then decided to move to 15. I had essentially no time on 15 for
North America yet and figured I better do that. From then until 2200 I averaged
about 250/hour on 15. A smattering of Europeans still called in until around
2000 with, as usual, the EA/CT area having the latest propagation. The first JA
showed up in the log at 2045 which was pretty close to their sunrise. A bit
after 2200 I decided to move back to 10. I can't remember why I decided that.
Maybe a hunch that the band might be open to JA. Or, maybe a feeling that I
better go now as I knew it would close at sunset. Or, maybe it was panic as the
forecasted CME had not showed up yet, still might, and likely would wipe out 10.
So, I better make the best of it when I could. For some reason I started out up
higher than I usually do and quickly S&P'd a couple JA's in the log. I
settled in around 28550 and for a couple hours had a pretty decent rate
overall. Amazingly during that period over 200 JA's went into the log. I didn't
know there were that many JA's who still contested! It was like the good old
days from 10-15 years ago. Unlike the start of the contest the band stayed open
until well after sunset and the last JA went into the log almost an hour after
my sunset. I then S&P'd a bit on 15 then took a 30 minute shower-shave
break.

I got back on the around 0030 and 15M was still open. I worked a few and then
KH7M called in. At that point I still needed KH6 on 20 so I passed him to 20. I
worked him easily and then had an immediate pileup so I just stayed there. At
0120 I took a somewhat traditional "Saturday dinner with the family"
break. Home made lasagna! Could not miss that. Then back to the 20M salt mines
around 0200. It was pretty easy to get a run going. Soon it was obvious the
band did just not feel the same as it did the first night. There were plenty of
North America, but Asia and Europe were few and far between. As a consequence I
took some early trips over to 40 during the 0200 and 0300 hours. During the
0400 hour 20 seemed to be back to its usual self with good openings into Europe
and then Japan. I have learned in this opening that when the JA's start calling
in, the opening is nearing its end. From 0500 to 0515 the JA's just poured into
the log and then they were gone. A few more European's called in and then it was
all over at 0525.

I then moved to 40. This was a bit earlier than plan but figured it would give
me a better chance at Eastern Europe. I had a harder time getting a run going
below 7125 than the first day. Of course what I really need is to have some
kind soul spot me. My signal is not crushing loud to stop folks in their tracks
who are tuning by. But, if they know I am there they will come visit. On the
other hand I did have some success at getting a run going in the 7125-7200 mosh
pit. All, in all, I had reasonable success on 40 the second night.

Sunday morning and day was almost a carbon copy of Saturday. I got up and was
on the air by 1000 working 80 and 40. Mostly North America and with lower
rates. Once again for the second of my three CQWW's I missed getting JA into my
log on 80. I heard a few on Saturday morning but could not get through to them.
On the other hand I did not hear any of them on Sunday. The JA window was
filled by three loud US multi-op contest stations and a local rag chew. Having
been on the other side, I can understand the US multi-op stations calling CQ
there. But, they were not working anyone. So, give it a break. If you have not
worked anyone for 5 minutes why not vacate the window and see if the DX will
call CQ on their own?

After dawn I once again started out on 15 beaming to Europe. Things went a bit
better this time with higher rates. I much have worked all the Type A's on
Saturday. Still after an hour or so I decided that 10M would be more profitable
score wise and off I went. I once again tried to run below 28300 for Europe but
that really didn't work. So, I soon moved up above 28300 and had 6 pretty good
hours averaging just under 200/hour. At one point a well known W6 showed up on
my frequency. I mentioned that the frequency was in use only to be told
"All the frequencies are in use and you are only working a bunch of weak
Europeans anyway" and proceeded to CQ me to death. My rate dropped to zero
and I was hopping mad. I have since calmed down a bit, but not much. On the
positive side I QSY'd up and worked EF8U (N6GQ, who has also operated in YN and
I had a chance to say a quick hi.) This also made me QSY back below 28500 where
the rates were much better anyway.

As the end of the contest approached I knew I had unfinished business on 15.
Relative to 10, my QSO count was much lower. And, I had not operated much when
the band was open to JA. I spent that time on Saturday on 10. So, at 2130 I
headed to 15 for the last 2 1/2 hours of the contest. I was rewarded with huge
pileups. It felt like another 300 hour was possible. But, by now I was just too
tired. As I went into Turbo mode I was just making to many mistakes requiring
repeats and typing corrections. So, I consciously slowed down my speaking and
typing to where I was more accurate. And, likely I had a higher net logging
rate. Somewhere during this period W9RE called in asking me to go to 20 for
him. I turned him down, since I had a good rate going, etc. You know the story.
He asked and I made some vague reference that I might be on 20 before the end of
the contest. But, 15 was just fine and no need to do that. I kept grinding away
on 15. Then at what was likely 23:59:15 he shows up and asks again. So I say ok
QSY 14180. And, that was the last QSO of the contest.

Overall, looking at the results I am very happy. Especially after my post first
hour depression. At a raw score level my score went up by 557,000 points over
last year. This was driven by 175 more QSOs and 30 more mults. I finally broke
that 300 QSO/hour barrier! And, even though I did't crack into the Top 10,
maybe I will move up a spot or two?

So, now looking at scores and contemplating my quest for a Top 10 I can see a
few things:

* Obviously I can make plenty of QSOs - I just can't make mults and generate
enough QSO points. I am more or less 100-150 mults behind the Top 10
* Being in a 2 point country for working the US will always be a disadvantage
compared to say the classic Zone 9 and 33 locations. I am giving up millions of
points to this factor.
* My low band antennas will never generate a lot of qsos nor mults -- I need to
study my mult comparison vs other station but certainly I get crushed on 80 and
160.
* When I do S&P looking for mults I have a hard time breaking pileups as my
"Tri-bander and single wires" does not generate a pileup busting
signal. (Though my callsign and signal strength does great at generating packet
pileups on this end.)
* I suck at passing mults when I do get a chance. This one is actually
solvable. I have not looked at it but I probably passed only 10 mults or so
this whole contest.

Looking ahead to the lower sunspot years, I am going to find it increasingly
harder to compete. The low bands will become more important. And that is my
weakness.

No matter what though, I am going to keep having fun.

Scott
YN5Z/K7ZO
 
W4VIC   SOAB(A) HP   989,7622015-10-26 19:08:14
Thanks for the Qs. 73, Vic, W4VIC
 
KD7PCE   SOAB HP   722,7642015-10-26 19:28:50
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: OR
CALLSIGN: KD7PCE
CLUB: Willamette Valley DX Club
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED ALL HIGH SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 722764
OPERATORS: KD7PCE
NAME: Stephen
ADDRESS: Davis
ADDRESS: 18 Almond Way
ADDRESS: Creswell, OR 97426
ADDRESS: USA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V12.10.3
END-OF-LOG:
 
K3CCR(N3UM)   SOAB Classic HP   719,6822015-10-26 19:31:00
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care
retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. For
the CQ WW SSB only N3UM was available to operate, and only
for 17.7 hours. Propagation and activity were good on all
bands, better than expected on 10 and 15 m. since SFI was
only moderate. Did S&P on the low bands and initially on
the high, but was able to run EUs on the 3 high bands on
the second day. Our inverted V on 40 m. performed well: we
worked 9K2, A71, and YD. High bands were quite good to the
mideast: worked A61, A71, and A92. Had to QRT 16-23 Z Sun.
In the very last hour a "Classic" multiplier crawl on 10
and then 15 m. found 4 new zones and 8 new countries. On
20 m. at 23:57 Z I got KH6 in zone 31 and then at 23:59:18 Z
logged JA in zone 25 for 4 mults in those last 3 minutes. Fun.
 
KK7AC   SOSB(A)/15 LP   114,4112015-10-26 19:34:44
95% S&P. Became restless by Sunday, so not a full effort. Wish I had gone 10
meter SB, but that is now hindsight. Good conditions and otherwise fun.
 
K3WJV   SOAB(A) HP   907,3752015-10-26 19:59:56
all s&p, couldn't get any runs or find a decent freq. I tried a few times on
Sunday and wasn't getting results. I had one guy answer on 15 with a weak sig
and not sure he was a contester or much of an operator. I got his number and
suffix but couldn't get the prefix. Think it might have been a JA but I bagged
running until cw next month. Never really liked phone anyway

As much as I hope the condx will be just as good for cw, an article in CQ kinda
says don't count on it. In all my years of hamming I've never bothered with
propagation forecasts and don't actually have a firm grip on the meanings of
those numbers anyway, hi. I'll be on and work what I hear and will surely be
calling CQ's and put n1mm+ to work. 73 & cu for cw

K3 & Alpha 89
K4KIO hexbeam @ 25ft, 6 thru 20 mtrs
OCF80 for 80&40 mtrs, center @ 60ft broadside N/S
40 mtr sloper @ 60ft, sloping north, high swr, used as a receive antenna
 
VU2CPL   SOAB HP   2,096,6582015-10-26 20:10:35
Rig TS990s
Ant Hex beam 20/15/10 In Vee 80/40
Power 300W
Software Rumped on Mac OSX
 
KH7M(N6TJ)   SOAB HP   5,495,6362015-10-26 20:23:25
Conditions not as good as last year, it appears, but 25% more Europeans. And
for the first time in many SOAB over the decades, I actually took six hours
off, although probably not much sleep.

And Max and Kathy served the usual gourmet dining in the shack. Thank you.

Noteworthy signals: N7GP and K3LR on 160 (for hours)
ZD7W on 10 (nice going Oliver)

73, Jim Neiger N6TJ
 
K4TCG(@KØEJ)   M/2 HP   6,075,3982015-10-26 20:29:41
We used our Tennessee Contest Group club call K4TCG for this event. A big
"thank you" to Mark K0EJ for hosting the operation from his contest
station just north of Chattanooga. In the spirit of real DX, our crew took on
a genuine international flavor when Bogdan W4EEH (ex-SP4EEH) persuaded his
childhood friend Kaz SP4AWE and Ignacy NO9E(ex-SP8FWB)to join us. We all
observed the TCG Prime Directive and had a lot of fun. Especially memorable was
Mark's "contest soup" and Bogdan's scrambled eggs with bacon.

The station performed very well with no equipment failures. Two operating
positions were equipped with Kenwood TS-590s/TenTec Titian amp; TenTec Orion
II/Ameritron AL-1200. The antennas were:
160m: T-vertical with LOTS of radials and 3 beverages
80m: 4-square
40m: 3L at 85 ft.
20m: 4/4 at 90/45 ft.
15m: 5/5 at 75/37 ft.
10m: 6/6/6 at 90/60/30 ft.

Thanks to all who called us for a QSO. Hope to see you again in a month for
the CW event.

73, Ted W4NZ
 
K5LLA   SOAB(A) HP   2,218,1552015-10-26 20:43:25
Worked all zones except zone 34
 
W3GK   SOAB HP   1,133,6082015-10-26 20:59:09
All QSO's were S&P, really need to get over keyboard dislexia and do some
CQing
Not getting good return for time spent doing only S&P.

First contest with new Kenwood TS990
Antennas:Force 12 2el C3S at 75 ft,40M Inverted V,80M invcrted V
 
N6AA   M/M HP   1,604,2832015-10-26 20:59:59
M/M Unassisted. All stations worked were found by the operators. No spotting
used.

Very bad power line noise on all bands.
 
AEØEE   SOAB Rookie LP   170,4002015-10-26 21:50:46
100 W into dipoles up 20', all search-and-pounce.

It was great that 10 meters was open! I spent more time there than I would had
I solely been looking to maximize score, but I prioritized working to finish 10
m DXCC before the solar cycle fully tanks.

The first few hours were, as I expected, mostly a waste of my time: very few
stations could hear me over the roar of kilowatts and beams. I stayed on the
higher bands until I just couldn't be heard anymore. It was fun to see just
what can be done when there are lots of DX stations on the air.

I had very little luck on 40 m. Perhaps this is just my complaining about how
it's harder for me than it should be, but I think it's ridiculous that the
high-power stations will fill up a band calling CQ so tightly on top of each
other that none can hear modest stations. If there's too much QRM to hear a
modest signal, don't call. It's good amateur practice. If I had a dollar for
each time I had an S9+ signal CQ in my face, I'd go get a pair of top-notch
contest radios and still have enough left to replace the TV antenna on my tower
with an HF beam.

Comparison with last year:
Score, QSOs, countries up; zones down slightly on lower 10 m performance.
The 20 m antenna still hasn't been dealt with; I have been putting an analyzer
to it testing a few hypotheses about its performance before making any physical
adjustments.
Like last year, I had no antenna up for 80 m. I hope to get one working and
ready for November Sweepstakes and CQWW CW.

Memorable moments:
* Being followed on one QSO by AA6EE (that was confusing to hear after my
acknowledgment!).
* Hearing so many entities out there which I've never heard/worked before. I
worked a few, but many got away. Total entities heard was >103.
* Working the MWA DXpedition stations

For next year, I'd like to be operating on the low bands. The 20 m antenna
still needs to be fixed, and I may be able to use what I learn from my
experiments to improve my other bands, too.
 
N2GC   M/S HP   2,212,5062015-10-26 21:54:57
IC756PRO3, TS-940S, AL-1200, TL-922
3el tribander @30' fixed on EU
40-10 fan dipole @35'
20-10 fan dipole @35'
80 dipole @40'
160 double L @50'
 
K6SCA   SOAB Classic HP   547,8962015-10-26 22:01:06
New JK Yagis worked like a bomb! Wanted to exceed last years score so set a goal
of 500 Q's and 500,000 points. SUCCESS!! Worked six new countries. Biggest
thrill was working FR4NT long path for an ATNO.
 
IV3SKB   SOAB(A) HP   3,836,0002015-10-26 22:47:01
My last partecipation no cqww ssb are 2007 (1A3A) and 2003 sop sosb .
Not antenna for 160 , nice cdx on 10mt .

See on CQWW CW , Andrea IV3SKB
 
R7AB(UA6AA)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,175,4992015-10-26 22:54:51
See you in CW
 
3V8SS(KF5EYY)   SOAB LP   6,755,4622015-10-27 00:00:10
Failed to have some sleep before the contest and made the silly mistake of
forgetting the clock alarm end of Day 1! Damage was -fortunately!!- limited to
2 extra hours of sleep!
After a very slow start on low bands, high bands were outstanding. I've been
using a Tribander, GP for 40 and Inv-V for 80. Radios: nothing other than a an
old TS-450S and an older FT-890.
The weekend before, I made a small device for sharing audio from the two radios
into headset with possibility of one radio selection. I do not have RF Filters
but some band combinations allowed for simultaneous radio operation. 14
valuable mults were catched on the second radio! I missed mult shasing party
end of Day 2 since high bands closed relatively early and my signals couldn't
get through.
The best 60-minute rate was 272Q/h. I had several 15-minutes with more than
300Q/h. Huge activity on the bands, I was always struggling to find a 'clear'
room.
This score is a personal record for me and breaks the record of Zone 33 in this
category. Thanks to each and everyone for the QSOs and band moves!!

73 Ash 3V8SS/KF5EYY
www.kf5eyy.info
 
N4WW   SOAB(A) HP   3,852,7202015-10-27 00:33:43
cqww...king of contests
 
LZ4T(LZ2DF)   SOSB/10 HP   661,4332015-10-27 00:48:31
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
28 1675 3463 39 152
Total 1675 3463 39 152
Score: 661 433
 
ED8O(EC5AN)   SOSB(A)/10 LP   1,063,5622015-10-27 00:56:16
Thanks to EA8RM by the support. A great friend.

Very good competition.

Thanks to my company HAMBUY for allowing these pleasures.

EC5AN
EA CONTEST CLUB
URE
 
F4FLQ(@F5UTN)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,026,9062015-10-27 01:21:05
Tnx to all for qso in CQ WW DX ssb, and
and especially a big thank you for his Yann(f5utn) home has its superb station
F5UTN.

Best 73's

Manu F4FLQ
 
TF3CW   SOSB/20 HP   1,220,2312015-10-27 01:21:42
Great fun as usual in CQWW. Good propagation on saturday, but sunday was a
struggle...And 111 dupes...!! Thanks for all the Qs..see you in the CW
part...SIggi TF3CW
 
K7RI   M/S HP   2,564,4872015-10-27 01:30:47
IN SHORT
According to the software, we operated about 42.5 hours. One tower, one radio.

No second setup that could be used looking for and working new multipliers.
Wish there was a separate category for multi-op stations that just use one
radio. Hard to compete against stations that use two radios: one for running
and one for finding and working new mults. This was our first effort as a team
in a CQ WW DX contest. Over the years it has always been SOAB entries from
here. Nevertheless, we all had a good time. Thanks to everyone who took the
time to work us!
COOL VISIT
By invitation, another ham dropped by with 2 daughters who are both General
Class licensees. They couldn’t stay long but one of the daughters (age
15)got
on and made a few contacts for us, including VB2T. The ONLY zone 2 we
had contact with in the entire contest. Then, using her own call, she broke a
huge pileup and worked S0S in Western Sahara. Hopefully she may choose to come
back with her dad and add a YL touch to the team.
 
S58M   SOAB(A) HP   2,578,1372015-10-27 01:44:26
Hi!

My first seriously SO2R operation... a lot of work on second radio...it was
realy fun, and good result for my not too competitive location, hi..

CU in CW part in MOP or SOP category

73 Dare S58M
 
OH8X(OH6UM)   SOSB/15 HP   1,810,1072015-10-27 02:38:48
I decided to face the potential propagation risk and operate SB 15m instead of
my usual SB 20m. This final (“last minute”) decision was very much
encouraged by the fact that the existing OH 15m SB SSB record has lived already
for 27 years! (OH5BM, 1988)

The start wasn’t good and I went to bed for a couple of hours. And then,
with the sun came the propagation! Yezz! Great JA runs followed by even
greater US runs. Even both at the same time! And much, much less QRM than on
my looong time favorites 20m and 40m. I love this band! (Beware Toivo, ES2RR
!) 

The existing 15m SB OH record was passed already on Sunday morning (05z). Next
target was to beat last year's zone 15 winning score. This was reached some 6
hours later (11z). What the heck is happening here? I seem to be doing pretty
well. What’s the zone 15 record? No idea. Who cares? I got Hungry! How
far is the EU record? Really? It’s only some 400 kPts more than my score
now and I’ve still got 13 hours to go! Piece of cake that is!

If only the propagation gods had agreed with me...

The band started going down on Sunday afternoon and for the last 4 hours the
band was practically dead for me. :( I finally struggled up to only some minor
30+ kPts behind the existing EU record. But hey - I did already smell it! :)

Well - you can't always get them all, can you. Yet, I’m very happy to claim
both a new OH 15m SB SSB record and a new zone 15 record, the latter also with
a nice marginal to another “oldish” existing one (9A9A, 2003).

BIG TNX to the Radio Arcala team, and especially to my good old friend Veijo
OH6KN, for making this yet another great radio contest weekend up in the North
possible for me! Contest and friendship IS!

73 es cu in CQWW CW

de Pasi OH6UM/OH2IW
 
TMØT(F/TU5KG)   SOSB/40 HP   915,6242015-10-27 03:21:17
Spécial thanks for all pepoles which help me for the contest.

See you soon.

Gildas

www.facebook.com/TM0T-687850164591317/?ref=hl
 
OHØV(OH6LI)   SOAB Classic HP   3,002,0002015-10-27 03:37:35
I decided to take it easy this time.
I have operated two radios, pushing for a bigger score in my previous
operations in the past years.
This time I operated one radio. It was like I operated in 1980's.
This operation was real Classic!

Thank You all for the QSOs.
Thank you to ionosphere for the great propagation.
I think the Sun was helping out a lot making the CQ WW SSB FUN happen.

Next stop CQ WW CW.


For the score summary -
Surprisingly I do not know how to get the score details of the first 24 hours.
I remember my score was just above 3M at that time.
No QSO / mult details available at the moment, sorry.
The numbers 2700 / 120 / 430 were pulled out of my sleeve or jumped out of my
hat.
My total operating time was below 30 hours.


73,
Jukka OH6LI on top of Getaberg OH0V
 
UW5Y(US2YW)   SOAB HP   3,740,6172015-10-27 03:39:10
I have a fun.
First operation 48 hours as single op. Started at low power, but very hard to
make QSO with any DX in huge pileups forced power on amplifair. So used PA only
on one radio, second was single transciever.

Used 2x TS-590.
Antennas :
160: Inv Vee, RX: K9AY
80: Dipole
40: Moxon, Inv Vee
20: 2el, 3 el
15: 2el, 3 el, 5el
10: 3 el, 5 el
 
VE3VEE   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,046,5962015-10-27 04:05:28
My first CQ WW effort after almost 30 years of hibernation :-)
 
LZ3ZZ   SOSB(A)/15 HP   290,8002015-10-27 04:08:29
Thanks all for QSO!
73!Aleko /LZ3ZZ
 
OK7K(OK1BN)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,269,5162015-10-27 04:09:09
Thanks to everyone who called me during weekend!!
It was a better contest than I expected :) The conditions were certainly better
on Saturday than on Sunday expecially to the east.

But no one from zone 1+2 in my log :(

I was very suprised by the numbers of SA stations!
NA - 907 QSOs
SA - 284 (166x PY!)
EU - 969
AF - 69
AS - 494 (228x JA)
OC - 70

Used equipment:

FT-1000MP + ACOM2000A
Stack 7/7/el G0KSC Design, boom 13,8m (both rotatable together) @ 30/18m
5el G0KSC Design, boom 6m @ 15m fully rotatable
6el G0KSC Design, boom 10,7m @ 16m fix to JA
5el G0KSC Design, boom 6m @ 9m fix to south


See you in next contest:D

73 Petr OK1BN / OK7K

http://www.ok7k.estranky.cz/
 
UAØSR   SOAB(A) HP   1,248,9122015-10-27 04:39:33
Used new antenna AD-2334, Kenwood TS-590s and PA abt 1 KW.
Thanks to everyone who called and heard in CW....
 
AA4NP   SOSB/10 LP   19,0272015-10-27 04:45:20
Great fun. 10 m wasn't quite as good as other years. For me, Sunday was better
than Saturday. Great openings to Europe, Africa, Oceania, and South America.
The last hour of the contest featured a number of VKs and KH6s. I'm glad that
I stuck around.

Rig: TS50 at 100 watts
Antenna: Inverted L at 35 feet (made from 26 AWG wire) with a feed mounted
tuner
 
G3R(GØDCK)   SOAB LP   1,004,6402015-10-27 04:49:17
rx on 160m very poor s9 noise even on wellbrook loop, must find where its
comming from , 40m antenna had a fault had to run it with tuner very high swr,
bands not as good as last year hard to hold a freq with 100w , but thanks for
all who worked me and see you all on cqww cw , 73 G3R.
 
NØKE   SOAB(A) HP   1,096,6502015-10-27 04:52:39
I never would have expected 10m to be my best band for QSOs at this point in the
cycle!
I lost 2 hours at the beginning due to problems trying to use DVK in N1MM.
Finally gave that up as a bad idea.
 
CR2X(OH2BH)   SOSB/80 HP   459,7502015-10-27 05:20:26
 
N1EU   SOAB(A) HP   1,511,0062015-10-27 05:37:48
About 20 hours of putzing around in my least favorite mode, reached my goal of
1000 Qs. Condx seemed quite good on the higher bands. I still haven't totally
exorcised my wet weather gremlin in the 3-el SteppIR so I lost the yagi in
Saturday night's rain and didn't recover it until about noon Sunday. Limited
low band antennas, haven't gotten around to fixing all the broken wires. I
couldn't believe how crowded 15M was Sunday afternoon (after 10M started
closing to EU). Europeans running on top of Europeans running on top of
Europeans. I'm sold on the superiority of direct sampling receivers, making
the mess listenable. I look forward to Icom introducing a new line of DDC/DUC
hf xcvrs.

ANAN-100D DDC/DUC xcvr, Acom 2000A amp
3-el SteppIR @ 60ft
low 40m dipole
half-broken 160/80m wire vertical

Thanks for all the q's and sorry for those I couldn't pull out

73, Barry N1EU
 
9A5Y(9A7DX)   SOAB(A) LP   4,337,9912015-10-27 05:52:19
Yo,

For the first time operated FULL 48 hours ! Only 3 stop's by 15-20 min's max !
I'ts nice to find out how much can we do when we truly enjoying !!


Tons of fun !!!

Thanks to all contesters arroud the globe for one more great weekend !


see ya
 
ZY2B(PY2UD)   SOSB/10 HP   1,518,6602015-10-27 06:01:10
TNX for all contact

See you in the ARRL 10

73

Vaz- ZY2B /PY2UD
 
PY2KJ   SOAB(A) HP   2,047,5522015-10-27 06:08:12
 
N5DO   SOAB(A) HP   2,286,0752015-10-27 06:39:14
I received a new Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier and an Elecraft KAT500 antenna tuner
two weeks before the contest but had not yet many any contacts with them. I
planned to operate low power this weekend, but after 30 minutes I only had 16
QSOs. The new amp/tuner were just sitting there, so I decided to shift to high
power. The combination worked flawlessly and resulted in my best experience
ever using an amplifier. (I don't usually get along well with amplifiers and
had sworn off using them). I imagine I will continue to operate mostly low
power, but it is nice to have the amp for casual DXing and operating in those
contests that don't distinguish between high and low power.

Conditions were good -- the heavy rain storms that hit Texas went to the east
of us, although the static crashes were a pain on Friday night. I was
pleasantly surprised to find 10 meters open.

The discussion about working zero point QSOs on the Contest reflector have been
interesting. I hate to break into a W station's run to get the US multiplier
and generally hope to work some W's in the normal course of the contest. Then
late in the contest I go looking for someone who I feel will log my unnecessary
(for them) contact. I usually say something like "thanks for the
mult" in the hopes that they will log me. I have had unfortunate
experiences losing my only US mult on various bands in the past. This time I
waited too long and when the contest was over realized that I never got a US
mult on 40 or 80 meters. I had better change my strategy in the future --
maybe I'll work two W's on each band early in the contest!
 
TM2Y(F6BEE)   SOAB(A) HP   6,245,6572015-10-27 07:20:11
Ten was an enjoyable surprise after the very bad conditions we had in the past
few weeks. Progation was different each day.
Congratulations to Seb at TM6M for the outstanding score and new (by far)
European SA A HP record. 400 km to the West and on the ocean front makes a lot
of difference, enhanced by a top and much younger operator !
Thanks to all for calling but please cross-check the cluster spots with what
you actually hear before calling ...

C U in CW, probably signing 6W1RW in a category TBD.
 
ES5TV   SOAB HP   13,652,8882015-10-27 07:35:34
A shocking weekend. And probably the most memorable contest experience I have
ever had. I had to terminate the initial plan of going to 4O3A and decided to
operate from home competing low profile on regional level for WRTC points.
Could have never expected in the wildest dreams being able to produce a better
score than potentially from 4O, making over 8K QSOs (with dupes) and targeting
top places in EU. Especially considering the mediocre and falling propagation
lately.

I already promised to beat up Kim, OH0X when I catch him for trying to cause me
a heart attack. At the same time big part of the credit for this result goes to
him. I had no idea he was going for Assisted and was sure about us being in the
same category. Neither did the cqcontest.net Detailed Score sheet reveal his
true category. So there I was looking at him piling up the mults like a mad man
and gradually increasing the lead on the first day. I felt like a miserable
rookie not being even remotely able to match such 2nd radio efficiency:).

So the only way I thought I could stay competitive was to push total maximum
out from the rate. So I literally pushed like never before. Without a single
break for 48 hours other than a quick jump or two into the bathroom. It was
remarkable how for the big part of the contest we were tied at cqcontest and
the first place being held by whoever submitted the last score (5 minute
intervals). So the lead changed tens of times if not over 100. Most thrilling.
Had I known that I am competing only against myself and without any ambition
for EU top I had certainly taken a short nap or relaxed otherwise having no
motivation to squeeze out maximum. So only thanks to Kim the result is what it
is.

But the propagation was out of this world. Running US and JA on 10m on
Saturday, even though for just a few hours, was totally unexpected this year.
But 15 and 20 were simply incredible. 1350 K/VE on both bands is unprecedented.
15m 40 element H Frame made me feel like I could hear a pin dropping in where it
was pointing and working the never ending flow of US stations not in the
master.dat was awesome. Especially in the evening when the band was dead quiet
and I could easily copy even the tiniest signals.

But the nighttime opening on 20m was probably most shocking. Especially the 23z
to 4z in the middle of the contest. There must have been very few EU stations
audible in NA and the pile up was tremenduous and deep like an ocean. I have
never heard anything like that from North before. It was hurting the rate as it
was not possible to pick up a full call most of the time. At some point I caught
myself at an embarassing thought of calling by numbers which I did not do of
course but it shows how extraordinary it was.

Low bands were very lousy but it did not matter much as I was knowingly
squeezing out the rate from high bands and only went to low bands to take care
of the obligatory multipliers.

The best 60 minutes was 284 Qs which is also he best ever from ES as never
before has the rate been sustainable for so long.

After getting a good 3-4 hours of sleep before the contest 48 hours was very
easy. Like Kim, I had a sleepy point early Sunday morning. Took my special
energy drink and another one just in case late afternoon. ES5RY who operated
160m Assisted LP whenever I let him have the 160m antenna was very helpful in
bringing me cold wet towel once in a while to wipe the face. That worked
wonders as well. ES5GP helped with a few sandwitches and let the water out of
the 15m H Frame connector a few times. There is some hole in the cable
somewhere which I have not identified yet.

So anxiously waiting for other top SOAB results now. In CW part we are planning
ES9C MS.

73
Tonno
ES5TV

Statistics:

By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time
| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |Total |
-------------------------------------------------------
| 00 | | | 75 | 7 | 5 | | 87 |
| 01 | | | 77 | 21 | | | 98 |
| 02 | | 1 | 3 | 221 | | | 225 |
| 03 | | 16 | 12 | 100 | | | 128 |
| 04 | 1 | 21 | 88 | 54 | | | 164 |
| 05 | 1 | 8 | 166 | | 3 | | 178 |
| 06 | | | 29 | 1 | 146 | 4 | 180 |
| 07 | | | | 4 | 131 | 62 | 197 |
| 08 | | | | 3 | 11 | 150 | 164 |
| 09 | | | | 3 | 62 | 64 | 129 |
| 10 | | | | | 176 | 47 | 223 |
| 11 | | | | | 215 | 14 | 229 |
| 12 | | | | 1 | 146 | 15 | 162 |
| 13 | | | | | 135 | 104 | 239 |
| 14 | | | | 1 | 28 | 144 | 173 |
| 15 | | | | | 281 | | 281 |
| 16 | | | 2 | 1 | 162 | 6 | 171 |
| 17 | | | 4 | 126 | 56 | | 186 |
| 18 | 28 | 1 | 3 | 124 | 2 | | 158 |
| 19 | 7 | 156 | | 9 | | | 172 |
| 20 | 20 | 185 | 1 | | | | 206 |
| 21 | 10 | 22 | 94 | | | | 126 |
| 22 | 4 | 5 | 87 | 4 | 5 | | 105 |
| 23 | | 3 | 1 | 162 | | | 166 |
| 00 | | | | 253 | | | 253 |
| 01 | | 1 | | 197 | | | 198 |
| 02 | | | | 157 | | | 157 |
| 03 | | | 4 | 155 | | | 159 |
| 04 | 69 | 8 | 2 | 51 | | | 130 |
| 05 | 3 | 17 | 2 | 89 | | | 111 |
| 06 | | | | 42 | 116 | 5 | 163 |
| 07 | | | | 1 | 172 | 12 | 185 |
| 08 | | | | | 99 | 44 | 143 |
| 09 | | | | 123 | 3 | 57 | 183 |
| 10 | | | | 87 | 75 | 1 | 163 |
| 11 | | | 1 | 1 | 113 | 9 | 124 |
| 12 | | | | 127 | 8 | 3 | 138 |
| 13 | | | 1 | 129 | 5 | 40 | 175 |
| 14 | | | 2 | 2 | 155 | 8 | 167 |
| 15 | | | | | 188 | | 188 |
| 16 | | | | 1 | 189 | 1 | 191 |
| 17 | | | | | 182 | | 182 |
| 18 | | | | 1 | 192 | | 193 |
| 19 | | | 8 | 51 | 43 | | 102 |
| 20 | | 2 | 148 | | | | 150 |
| 21 | | 6 | 125 | | | | 131 |
| 22 | 53 | 115 | 1 | | | | 169 |
| 23 | 44 | | 72 | | | | 116 |
-------------------------------------------------------
| | 240 | 567 | 1008 | 2309 | 3104 | 790 | 8018 |

ES5TV - Continents
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band / Mode | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| 160 SSB | 90.4% | 0.8% | 0.4% | 2.9% | 5.4% | |
| 80 SSB | 89.9% | 1.8% | 1.4% | 1.1% | 5.6% | 0.2% |
| 40 SSB | 72.4% | 10.4% | 3.4% | 1.5% | 11.3% | 1.0% |
| 20 SSB | 26.5% | 58.8% | 3.2% | 1.2% | 8.7% | 1.6% |
| 15 SSB | 28.0% | 44.8% | 2.6% | 1.1% | 21.3% | 2.2% |
| 10 SSB | 35.6% | 24.6% | 7.0% | 4.4% | 24.9% | 3.5% |
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=============================================================
1A | EU | | | | | | |
1S | AS | | | | | | |
3A | EU | | | | | | |
3B6 | AF | | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | | | | |
3B9 | AF | | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/c | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
3V | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
3W | AS | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4
3X | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | | |
4J | AS | | | | 1 | | 1 | 2
4L | AS | | 1 | | | | 1 | 2
4O | EU | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
4S | AS | | | | | | |
4U1I | EU | | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | | |
4W | OC | | | | | | |
4X | AS | 1 | 2 | 6 | 4 | 4 | 5 | 22
5A | AF | | | | | | |
5B | AS | 1 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 15
5H | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
5N | AF | | | | | | |
5R | AF | | | | | | |
5T | AF | | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | | | | |
5X | AF | | | | | | |
5Z | AF | | | | | | |
6W | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
6Y | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
7O | AS | | | | | | |
7P | AF | | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | | |
7X | AF | | | | | 2 | | 2
8P | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 6
8Q | AS | | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | | | |
9A | EU | 3 | 7 | 12 | 8 | 19 | 3 | 52
9G | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
9H | EU | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 6
9J | AF | | | | | | |
9K | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 5
9L | AF | | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 3
9M6 | OC | | | 1 | | 1 | 3 | 5
9N | AS | | | | | | |
9Q | AF | | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 5
9X | AF | | | | | | |
9Y | SA | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
A2 | AF | | | | | | |
A3 | OC | | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | | | | | |
A5 | AS | | | | | | |
A6 | AS | | | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 10
A7 | AS | 2 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 10
A9 | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
AP | AS | | | | | | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | | |
BV | AS | | | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 6
BV9P | AS | | | | | | |
BY | AS | 1 | 2 | 9 | 9 | 41 | 25 | 87
C2 | OC | | | | | | |
C3 | EU | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 7
C5 | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
C6 | NA | | | | | | |
C9 | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 4 | 8
CE | SA | | | 4 | 10 | 5 | 6 | 25
CE0X | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | | | |
CM | NA | | | 2 | 1 | 6 | | 9
CN | AF | 3 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 3 | 3 | 20
CP | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
CT | EU | | 2 | 5 | 5 | 8 | 6 | 26
CT3 | AF | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 2 | 1 | 7
CU | EU | | 2 | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 6
CX | SA | | | | 5 | 8 | 1 | 14
CY0 | NA | | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | | | |
D4 | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
D6 | AF | | | | | | |
DL | EU | 31 | 78 | 113 | 79 | 119 | 14 | 434
DU | OC | | | | | 2 | 4 | 6
E3 | AF | | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | | | |
E6 | OC | | | | | | |
E7 | EU | 1 | 4 | 6 | 6 | 4 | 1 | 22
EA | EU | 5 | 21 | 34 | 28 | 60 | 57 | 205
EA6 | EU | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 7
EA8 | AF | 1 | 1 | 5 | 4 | 8 | 3 | 22
EA9 | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 4
EI | EU | 5 | 5 | 12 | 6 | 7 | 2 | 37
EK | AS | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 8
EL | AF | | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | | |
ER | EU | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 9
ES | EU | 2 | 8 | 2 | 5 | 4 | 6 | 27
ET | AF | | | | | | |
EU | EU | 4 | 11 | 10 | 4 | 4 | 6 | 39
EX | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5
EY | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
EZ | AS | | | | | | |
F | EU | 4 | 11 | 23 | 20 | 42 | 10 | 110
FG | NA | | | 1 | | | | 1
FH | AF | | | | | | |
FJ | NA | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
FK | OC | | | | | 2 | | 2
FK/c | OC | | | | | | |
FM | NA | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5
FO | OC | | | | | | |
FO/a | OC | | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | | | |
FR | AF | | | | | 1 | 2 | 3
FS | NA | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
FT/g | AF | | | | | | |
FT/j | AF | | | | | | |
FT/t | AF | | | | | | |
FT/w | AF | | | | | | |
FT/x | AF | | | | | | |
FT/z | AF | | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | | |
FY | SA | | | 2 | 1 | | | 3
G | EU | 11 | 22 | 45 | 36 | 50 | 9 | 173
GD | EU | | | | | 1 | | 1
GI | EU | | 1 | 1 | 5 | 4 | | 11
GJ | EU | | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 1 | 5
GM/s | EU | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
GM | EU | 2 | 5 | 9 | 5 | 10 | 1 | 32
GU | EU | | | | | | |
GW | EU | 1 | 1 | 4 | 4 | 6 | 1 | 17
H4 | OC | | | | | | |
H40 | OC | | | | | | |
HA | EU | 5 | 9 | 13 | 14 | 6 | 3 | 50
HB | EU | 3 | 4 | 12 | 8 | 16 | 2 | 45
HB0 | EU | | | | | | |
HC | SA | | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
HC8 | SA | | | | | | |
HH | NA | | | | | | |
HI | NA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 8
HK | SA | 1 | 1 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 1 | 12
HK0/a | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
HK0/m | SA | | | | | | |
HL | AS | | | 1 | 2 | 13 | 2 | 18
HP | NA | | | | | | |
HR | NA | | | | | | |
HS | AS | | 1 | 4 | 2 | 9 | 10 | 26
HV | EU | | | | | | |
HZ | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 3 | | 5
I | EU | 10 | 15 | 59 | 47 | 127 | 17 | 275
IG9 | AF | 1 | | | | | | 1
IS | EU | | | 2 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 8
IT9 | EU | 1 | 2 | 4 | 8 | 16 | 7 | 38
J2 | AF | | | | | | |
J3 | NA | | | | | | |
J5 | AF | | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
J7 | NA | | | | | | |
J8 | NA | | | | | | |
JA | AS | | 1 | 43 | 90 | 486 | 81 | 701
JD/m | OC | | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | | |
JT | AS | | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
JW | EU | | | | | 1 | | 1
JW/b | EU | | | | | | |
JX | EU | | | | | | |
JY | AS | | | | | | |
K | NA | 1 | 6 | 72 | 1230 | 1256 | 177 | 2742
KG4 | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
KH0 | OC | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
KH1 | OC | | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | | | | 2 | 3 | 1 | 6
KH3 | OC | | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | | | 9 | | | 9
KH7K | OC | | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | | | |
KH8/s | OC | | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | | |
KL | NA | | | 1 | 11 | 1 | | 13
KP1 | NA | | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | | | 3 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 11
KP4 | NA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 4 | 2 | 11
KP5 | NA | | | | | | |
LA | EU | 3 | 6 | 3 | 10 | 2 | 1 | 25
LU | SA | | | 3 | 10 | 12 | 21 | 46
LX | EU | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4 | 1 | 10
LY | EU | 8 | 15 | 4 | 3 | 9 | 3 | 42
LZ | EU | 4 | 9 | 10 | 8 | 14 | 4 | 49
OA | SA | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4
OD | AS | | | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 5
OE | EU | 3 | 5 | 12 | 10 | 9 | 3 | 42
OH | EU | 7 | 17 | 12 | 11 | 22 | 14 | 83
OH0 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 7
OJ0 | EU | | | | | | |
OK | EU | 12 | 15 | 23 | 12 | 8 | 3 | 73
OM | EU | 2 | 8 | 12 | 10 | 2 | 3 | 37
ON | EU | 4 | 6 | 17 | 10 | 20 | 4 | 61
OX | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
OY | EU | | | 1 | | | | 1
OZ | EU | 3 | 7 | 7 | 12 | 4 | 2 | 35
P2 | OC | | | | | | |
P4 | SA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | | 5
P5 | AS | | | | | | |
PA | EU | 5 | 18 | 39 | 32 | 29 | 6 | 129
PJ2 | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 4
PJ4 | SA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 9
PJ5 | NA | | | | | | |
PJ7 | NA | | | | | | |
PY | SA | | 2 | 12 | 32 | 42 | 20 | 108
PY0F | SA | | | | | | 1 | 1
PY0S | SA | | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | | | | | |
R1FJ | EU | | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | | |
S2 | AS | | | | | | |
S5 | EU | 6 | 9 | 25 | 15 | 22 | 4 | 81
S7 | AF | | | | | | |
S9 | AF | | | | | | |
SM | EU | 8 | 15 | 12 | 13 | 12 | 4 | 64
SP | EU | 13 | 49 | 18 | 27 | 25 | 9 | 141
ST | AF | | | | | | |
SU | AF | | | | | | |
SV | EU | 2 | 6 | 5 | 10 | 14 | 11 | 48
SV/a | EU | | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | | | | | | |
SV9 | EU | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4
T2 | OC | | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | | |
T7 | EU | | | | | | |
T8 | OC | | | | | 1 | | 1
TA | AS | | | 6 | 7 | 5 | 3 | 21
TA1 | EU | | | | 2 | 5 | | 7
TF | EU | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 6 | 2 | 15
TG | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
TI | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
TI9 | NA | | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | | |
TK | EU | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
TL | AF | | | | | | |
TN | AF | | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
TT | AF | | | | | | |
TU | AF | | | | | | |
TY | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
TZ | AF | | | | | | |
UA | EU | 12 | 57 | 74 | 55 | 64 | 22 | 284
UA2 | EU | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | | 6
UA9 | AS | 5 | 16 | 24 | 41 | 61 | 27 | 174
UK | AS | | | | | 1 | | 1
UN | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 10 | 4 | 5 | 23
UR | EU | 17 | 36 | 43 | 31 | 29 | 8 | 164
V2 | NA | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
V3 | NA | | | | | | |
V4 | NA | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
V5 | AF | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
V6 | OC | | | | | | |
V7 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
V8 | OC | | | | | | |
VE | NA | | 1 | 14 | 91 | 98 | 6 | 210
VK | OC | | 1 | 2 | 8 | 25 | 9 | 45
VK0H | AF | | | | | | |
VK0M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9C | OC | | | | | | |
VK9L | OC | | | | | | |
VK9M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9N | OC | | | | | | |
VK9W | OC | | | | | | |
VK9X | OC | | | | | | |
VP2E | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
VP2M | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
VP2V | NA | | | | | | 1 | 1
VP5 | NA | | | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 4
VP6 | OC | | | | | | |
VP6/d | OC | | | | | | |
VP8 | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/g | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/o | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 4
VQ9 | AF | | | | | | |
VR | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 5
VU | AS | | | 3 | 14 | 11 | 9 | 37
VU4 | AS | | | | | | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | | |
XE | NA | | | | 5 | 8 | | 13
XF4 | NA | | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | | |
XU | AS | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
XW | AS | | | | | | |
XX9 | AS | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
XZ | AS | | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | | | | |
YB | OC | | | 6 | 3 | 26 | 8 | 43
YI | AS | | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | | |
YL | EU | 3 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 4 | 6 | 18
YN | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
YO | EU | 5 | 8 | 17 | 19 | 20 | 5 | 74
YS | NA | | | | | | |
YU | EU | 5 | 5 | 9 | 13 | 19 | 4 | 55
YV | SA | | 2 | 4 | 3 | 6 | 1 | 16
YV0 | NA | | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | | |
Z3 | EU | | | 4 | 3 | 3 | | 10
Z6 | EU | | | | | | |
Z8 | AF | | | | | | |
ZA | EU | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
ZB | EU | | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | | | |
ZD7 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
ZD8 | AF | | | | | | |
ZD9 | AF | | | | | | |
ZF | NA | | | | | | |
ZK3 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | | 1 | 13 | 7 | 2 | 23
ZL7 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
ZS | AF | | | 1 | 12 | 9 | 14 | 36
ZS8 | AF | | | | | | |
=============================================================
| | 240 | 567 | 1008 | 2309 | 3104 | 790 | 8018

Worked zones

| 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
01 | | | 1 | 11 | 1 | | 13
02 | | | 1 | 1 | 5 | | 7
03 | | | 5 | 354 | 155 | | 514
04 | | 1 | 21 | 462 | 593 | 21 | 1098
05 | 1 | 6 | 59 | 476 | 583 | 162 | 1287
06 | | | | 4 | 8 | | 12
07 | | | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 6
08 | 1 | 3 | 17 | 15 | 25 | 10 | 71
09 | 1 | 6 | 14 | 13 | 12 | 5 | 51
10 | | | 1 | 4 | 2 | 1 | 8
11 | | 2 | 12 | 33 | 41 | 21 | 109
12 | | | 3 | 10 | 5 | 6 | 24
13 | | | 3 | 15 | 20 | 21 | 59
14 | 87 | 207 | 339 | 276 | 398 | 125 | 1432
15 | 84 | 173 | 220 | 197 | 295 | 94 | 1063
16 | 33 | 106 | 126 | 90 | 99 | 37 | 491
17 | 4 | 9 | 12 | 32 | 37 | 19 | 113
18 | 4 | 6 | 12 | 18 | 23 | 14 | 77
19 | | 1 | 1 | 3 | 7 | 1 | 13
20 | 13 | 28 | 43 | 53 | 69 | 35 | 241
21 | 3 | 4 | 9 | 11 | 9 | 9 | 45
22 | | | 3 | 13 | 10 | 9 | 35
23 | | 2 | | 1 | 4 | 2 | 9
24 | 1 | 1 | 10 | 11 | 42 | 30 | 95
25 | | 1 | 44 | 92 | 492 | 81 | 710
26 | | 1 | 4 | 3 | 12 | 12 | 32
27 | | | | 3 | 7 | 6 | 16
28 | | | 8 | 5 | 28 | 14 | 55
29 | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
30 | | 1 | 2 | 7 | 23 | 8 | 41
31 | | | | 9 | | | 9
32 | | | 1 | 13 | 9 | 2 | 25
33 | 7 | 6 | 12 | 10 | 16 | 8 | 59
34 | | | | | | |
35 | | | 1 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 10
36 | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
37 | | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 10
38 | | | 1 | 12 | 9 | 16 | 38
39 | | | | | 1 | 2 | 3
40 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 8 | 2 | 17
======================================================
| 240 | 565 | 988 | 2269 | 3058 | 783 | 7903
 
W1IE   SOAB HP   61,6332015-10-27 07:46:41
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: VA
CALLSIGN: W1IE
CLUB: POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 61633
OPERATORS: W1IE
NAME: JERRY KNOWLTON
ADDRESS: 1113 PINECREST AVE
ADDRESS-CITY: BEDFORD
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: VA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 24523
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE: YES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5251.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
NØJK   SOSB/10 QRP   4,5202015-10-27 07:55:35
Remarkably good conditions on 10 meters. The higher solar flux and generally
quiet geomagnetic field helped northern paths. I operated mobile with a full
size 1/4 wave whip and a converted CB transceiver. JA's were over s-9 Saturday
afternoon. Europeans were loud Sunday morning. I worked Cyprus (P33W) and Crete
(SV9GPV) for new ones.
 
UA9R   SOSB/10 LP   227,9192015-10-27 07:55:43
TS-590S ant 2-elQQ 10m
 
K9BGL   SOAB HP   102,8562015-10-27 08:46:43
Weak effort.
 
MW7X(GØTSM)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   306,6002015-10-27 09:00:26
Icom 7000 + VL1000 + Vertical dipole tied to a fence or a horiz dipole/2 ele
Yagi at 5M high.
QTH was on a mountain with the summit blocking SA and Caribbean. Sloping ground
to US/VE, KH6, JA, UA0/RA9. Uphill to Central & SE EU, AF/Indian Ocean.
73 Darren G0TSM
 
UA9OMT   SOSB/10 LP   110,0802015-10-27 09:11:18
ic-718 4 el QQ
 
K2PS   SOSB/10 LP   145,8992015-10-27 09:15:59
Condx good enough for openings to most areas, so can't complain too much about
it. But they were not good enough to allow me to run 'em. Kept trying on and
off, with little success. It may well be quite a few years before running
becomes a possibility, at least with this station situation (25-foot high 4
element yagi, installed just for the contest in this restricted community).

73, Pete, K2PS in Florida
 
N4IJ   SOSB(A)/10 LP   214,5002015-10-27 09:25:54
Tentec Omni VII, 3 elements @ 55 ft.
Northern Europe and Russia NIL here.
 
YV4GLY   SOSB(A)/10 LP   5952015-10-27 09:44:24
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: YV4GLY
CLUB: RADIO CLUB VENEZOLANO
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 10M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 595
OPERATORS: YV4GLY
NAME: CARLOS CAZAS
ADDRESS: P. O .BOX: 391
ADDRESS-CITY: VALENCIA
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: CAR
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 2001
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: VENEZUELA
CERTIFICATE: YES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5264.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
ES7GM   SOAB LP   3,732,6672015-10-27 09:45:26
One thing is for sure - ham radio gods were up north this time. Installed new
rotatable 40m beam day before contest and boy it was fun to work on 40 meters
(even tho it was noisy as usual). I was even surprised when I got through those
Caribbean piles so easily. Made me wonder.. was it really me they just replied?


Amazing how the conditions can change just that. Saturday evening around 18z
after the band closed (for me), I was quite sure it is going to be a long night
trying to get the best out of low bands but then the magic happened. I was
working on 40 and 80 when I randomly to checked whether there is anything going
on 20. Plenty of loud US/VE stations made me change the strategy so I
immediately tried to find a nice quiet frequency near the edge of the band -
which I fortunately did. It took like 2-3 CQ's when the madness started which
allowed me to work there few hours straight.

I knew that if I want to catch a decent score, I needed to work with the second
radio as much as possible to keep rate up and mult count high. If last time
during WPX CW I made around 670Q's, then this time the number was even higher.

This was also the first time I never really felt tired. I slept around 6 hours
before the contest and also took an extra 1,5 hour nap during the contest but
later I knew that there was no need for that. Til the next time!

73!
Kris, ES7GM
 
KU2M   SOSB/15 HP   1,145,5292015-10-27 09:52:59
Good conditions, and nothing that I can complain about - when the very first
station you work is in Zone 29, you know it's going to be a great weekend! The
high point was, on DupeDay (some people call it Sunday), being called by
stations in Afghanistan, Thailand and Pakistan - all in the same 2 minutes! I
had to pinch myself - was I dreaming? Had I passed into another universe? Was
it another KU2M Triangle incident? Whatever it was, you can bet that's never
going to happen again! Bottom line: tons of fun, and thankful for no solar
disturbances, power outages or equipment failure. Thanks to everyone who worked
me, and of course to the hard-working folks at CQ, who make it all possible.
 
4K6FO   SOAB LP   1,367,5142015-10-27 09:56:29
Hi all, as always, many thanks to all for the nice contest, always find time and
work phone but do not really like, but in the CW fine.
This SSB tour interesting was that condx was not on LOW, but in HF opened so
due obtained mainly at the top, but there as always there were many of those
who have not heard, of course I want to make the connection, but can not hear
me and all, and sorry, but I have to pass a big plus.
I was always working only in that I have, and this is old the IC-745 and
homemade antennas, verticals.
In future date when I think I can install a directional antenna that things
will change, it will be much better.
I wish you all success, good health and a lot of 73, before the meeting in the
CW round.
 
OH1F(OH1TM)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,395,0302015-10-27 10:13:06
Quite good conditions. It was a quite tight race with Jari OH8L until the second
night when we once again experienced the difference between OH8 and OH1 US
conditions. Especially after the CME impact Jari kept up a steady rate hour
after hour while I couldn't get any run going. The situation improved a bit at
my side around 00Z when the conditions peaked up also here in south. Anyway
thanks for all QSOs and concrats to Jari for a new OH record!
 
C4Z(5B4AIZ)   SOSB/10 HP   643,3302015-10-27 10:27:12
I really enjoyed my annual venture onto phone despite the bullies, the wide
signals, splatterers and tuner uppers. Were I to be looking for a result in
this contest I would definitely go 'Assisted' as it is so frustrating when
doing S&P to identify dx stns through the noise, splatter and continuous
callers and then finally when hearing that target stn he says 'Thanks' and
doesn't identify. then when he finally does the baying mob cover him up!
S&P on ssb just leaves you with one big headache!

The good parts were sustained rates of 200, reaching 240 for a few minutes at
times, very exhilarating, until yet another poor big signal op decided he would
like some spin off from my callers, or my signal is not strong enough to give
him trouble, by parking up close and de-sensing my qrg so that I could no
longer hear weak signals and slowing my rate, I cannot count the number of
times I had to change my run qrg for that reason. Time was when I would battle
it out with the frequency stealers but not now, it could go on for minutes with
neither of us working anything, I just move and don't wait to get sand kicked in
my face.

Electrical storms were a problem in this part of the world the entire weekend,
annoying to close down at busy times on occaisions due to them but better to
retire and live and fight another day as they say.

I shall be back with more serious intent for the cw event next month..
 
N4KG   SOAB(A) HP   1,603,0802015-10-27 10:36:25
I started 4 hours late after a long day in town but still ended up putting in 32
hours of operating time, almost exclusively from point-and-click operation in
the Available Multiplier and Band Map sheets.

My 6 Band Amp died so I substituted an old SB-220 which has some sort of input
impedance mismatch problem on 10M causing the exciter to go into SWR cutback
resulting in a maximum of 450 Watts and requiring retuning whenever changing
frequency more than 100 KHz on 10M. Weird. And then I had to operate barefoot
on 160M.

The high bands were incredible. 15 was so hot on Saturday that I didn't get to
10M until very late. On Sunday I went to 10M early and was rewarded with 2 QSOs
in Zone 16 (RU1A and US5D).

The Low Bands were 'Difficult' at best, especially using only simple wire
antennas. It was clear that the Europeans were having a hard time hearing NA
through all the broadband noise/splatter from EU. Absorption on 80M made
propagation difficult until after 0400Z.

Icom 746 to SB220
160M Inv. L
80M Elevated GP + wire vertical in woods
40M 80M Sloping Dipole w/ladderline to E, Corner Fed Delta Loop to W.
20/15/10 TH7 at 40 ft plus 20M Inv.Vee to SE/NW

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
OE2S   M/S LP   3,018,0482015-10-27 11:02:12
finally we did a real M/S (however, only low power)from our new contest site,
due to severs storms this year, the set-up is still not finished
 
F4FFZ   SOAB(A) LP   1,280,5562015-10-27 11:04:33
Trcv YAESU FT 2000 100w
Beam Spiderbeam 20-15-10 @14
1/4 40-80
 
M6T(@GØKPW)   M/2 HP   11,218,7592015-10-27 11:12:17
After several years when the station was only used for the occasional single op
entry, we have put together a new team at M6T with only myself and Steve G0AEV
remaining from the old multi-multi days.

Station owner Bob G4BAH was very pleased to see us put the station back on the
air as multi-op, and with a less experienced crew we posted a good score in our
first outing on SSB as multi-2.

All the team contributed to the rebuild/repair activities in the week before
the contest, plus cranking up five 100ft towers, four of them with hand
winches. Station setup went well, and with the new K3/Acom combo there was no
inter-station interference apart from the inevitable problem when you’re too
close to a harmonic. Unfortunately we were not able to rebuild the 3 element
40m beam in the time available and we definitely felt uncompetitive on that zoo
of a band with only a 402CD.

Funniest moment was Nobby G0VJG screaming at a mult which was proving much
harder to work than expected, he made it in the end and then discovered he was
wearing the wrong headset and the mic that was actually connected to the rig
was lying on the floor several feet away. Clearly we weren’t running as much
compression as some of the signals heard over the weekend. As well as great HF
conditions, the highlight was the roast pork dinner cooked for the team by
Andrew G4ADM on Sunday.

Dave G4BUO

160m dipole up 90ft, beverage
80m 4-square, dipole up 90ft
40m 402CD up 100ft, delta loop
20m 204CD up 100ft, Bencher Skyhawk up 100ft
15m 155BA up 100ft
10m 7 element up 100ft
K3+Acom 2000 on each station
Win-Test
 
OM7M   M/S HP   14,761,0682015-10-27 11:21:08
Unexpectedly good cndx on high bands. Congrats to EI7M,E7DX and our "plum
brandy" friends IR4M for their nice score. Thanks to all who called us.
 
W7CAR   SOAB Classic HP   185,9602015-10-27 11:22:39
Was fun to be heard better this time. My results better than they have been
since 1993. Lots of years without a beam. Operated S&P nearly whole contest
except about 1 hour on 40 meter run. Worked close to everyone I heard, yet were
a handful I missed as they could not hear me enough to get all my callsingn but
parts of it. I used a 7 Element Tribander on 10, 16, & 20 & an OCF
Windom 160 to 6 Meters on 40 meters. Even with the Tribander & 400 watts
was a lot of work. Looking forward to next year hoping to do better. The 3
Element 40 Meter beam should be up in the next few weeks? I just hope my score
helps the Club.
 
CB1H(@CE1DY)   M/2 HP   6,277,8502015-10-27 11:27:05
Great Contest and weekend !

Congrats to CB3W Team, Good Score !

CB1H Team
 
G2F   M/S HP   9,575,1582015-10-27 11:39:50
Our first real stab at M/S in SSB, the whole station is now in a new shack so we
expected some issues, most were minor, some different antenna configs and other
changes helped us to a reasonable score for G

Band conditions were OK, not great rates and some quite steady periods, 80 and
160 disappointing, nice to find 10 open for a time both days.

Fun was had by all ops, looking forward to CW leg now

Team G2F
 
ES6RW(ES5RW)   SOAB(A) HP   6,910,8342015-10-27 11:44:10
Targeted to beat the Baltic SOAB Assisted record which I did. High band
propagation was better than expected, low bands where lousy. It was difficult
to hold the running frequency at times due to QRM. The biggest surprise was
what Tonno ES5TV did - a perfect match of exceptional operator skills,
technical potential of his superstation and what could have been squeezed out
of the propagation. He did it 110 per cent. And a bit of luck too. The score
would have matched better to multiop class rather that singleop unassisted.
Congrats!

Thanks for the callers!

73, Rein, ES6RW/ES5RW
 
HA3OU   SOAB(A) HP   547,9442015-10-27 11:49:31
Thanks for the QSOs!
RIG: Yaesu FT-2000
ANT: HF6V H/M copy of Butternut system.
AMP: AMERITRON AL-811, Power Out 450W.

73/DX Joco
 
DD8SM   SOAB(A) HP   92,1302015-10-27 12:06:02
Sorry, Family was the reason why I only operated 11 hours.

Thanks for your patience and the contacts.
73 David
 
VY2ZM   SOAB HP   12,288,0002015-10-27 12:10:15
This was a lot of fun and also a lot of work for someone who has been doing this
for almost 60 years. The station was ready for this one and everything worked
as it should without failure - so it was an exciting 48 hours for me just to
play the hand out. Conditions were far better than expected which motivated me
to push as hard as I could - even when I wanted to just "crash" so
many times near the end of Saturday evening.

It is well-known that Zone 5 is not one of the preferred "hot spots"
from which to compete in CQWW on a World Class Basis - but it is quite possible
to make it into the Top 10 WORLD and even into the Top 5 WORLD from time to time
from Eastern Canada.

So basically I am pleased to submit this score as it represents something close
to what may be the maximum possible from around these parts at this point in the
sunspot cycle. VE3DZ when operating from VE2IM has done ever better once or
twice in the recent past as has Ken, VY2TT, (operating on CW mode), so we all
have managed SOAB unassisted scores exceeding 12Meg in CQWW over the years -
and I am sure these great operators were equally cognizant of the level of
their achievement at the time it was submitted. It really doesn't get much
better than this - HI. A little ZIG or ZAG here or there may have added 500k
perhaps but probably not much more than that.

Congrats to everyone who iron-manned it out in the SOAB chair this year and,
like ES5TV, I look forward to seeing what else is out there from the remaining
SOAB champions who have not yet been heard from.

Thanks again to all for the QSO's and hope to CU on CW mode next month.

73 JEFF VY2ZM/K1ZM
Atlantic Canada
 
ES2MC   SOAB(A) LP   1,472,0642015-10-27 12:14:50
A true LP operation from my home with a semi SO2R setup. :) My old TS-850 (as
2nd radio) has a malfunction that allows to operate only LSB (USB is too much
off from the filters, thus a strange audio on both, TX and RX), but had no time
to rearrange the setup and to borrow another rig from someone. My small XR-5
multibander is a bit too modest for pushing myself through pileups and chasing
mults takes a lot of time. So one can not talk about rates really (had some
runs only on 10m to EU during daytime practically, but 15m and 20m were way too
crowded to keep any CQ frequency even if I tried to...), and night-time is a
real headache with just some wires on 40-160m, hi! As I did not hope much from
the 2nd night and was tired, went to sleep at ca 21 UTC (and came back after 2
UTC), so missed the probable US run on 20m that everybody talk about... :(

Anyway, another practise with the second radio (a bit at least) - needs more
training, hi! Congrats to Tõnno on the super result! As CW demands less
"physical" energy, thus, CU in a month, probably from ES9C MS.

73, Arvo
 
G7Y(MØZDZ2Ø45)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   588,8542015-10-27 12:38:32
Worked field day style, operating out of the back of a van with a portable
trailer tower @65ft 3 element beam, 400w Ft1000d. Strong gusts of wind stopped
play Saturday eve. from just after 19.00utc set up again about 6utc. Nice runs
to JA both Long and Short paths. Poor to VK
 
ED5O   M/S HP   5,266,9442015-10-27 13:05:14
Good propagation and lot of fun as always.
Everything worked ok, antennas, tx and new switches, so we are ready for CQWW
CW!.
Special thanks to EC5AN for his support with antennas and to EA5ZL for recovery
the keys to enter the shack ;-)
Also thanks to all the visitors..

Ops. EC5NJ, EC5CR, EA2GP, EA5ERA and EA5ZL
 
N7MZW   SOAB Classic LP   168,1032015-10-27 13:20:36
Kenwood TS-950SD,Heil BM-10,and a home brewed G5RV up 50 feet running N-S, from
6,053 feet elevation in Cheyenne, WY. Nice to see 10 Meters open. A part time
effort due to other obligations, so I chose to enter in the "Classic"
Overlay Category. 15 Meters yielded 33% of my contacts, 10 Meters-31%, 20
Meters-22%,40 Meters-13%, and 80 Meters-1%. Top 4 countries worked were:
Japan-42 Q's and 13%, Canada-41 Q's and 13%, Brazil-33 Q's and 10%, and
Argentina with 26 Q's and 8%.
Getting some DX to give their call sign now and then was like pulling teeth,
and I heard a lot of over driven and badly distorted audio from the usual
suspects. Another "Boy and His Wire Adventure" for this 58 year old
"kid" from my Apartment QTH is in the books. Thanks to all who heard
and worked me.
73, November 7 Many Zebras Walking.
 
G5W(5B4WN)   SOAB Classic HP   2,619,7562015-10-27 13:24:31
Another great contest in a very civilised category!

Once again Don G3BJ and Hilary G4JKS very kindly agreed to host me for this
one! I left a busy day at work to arrive at the station with 6 hrs to go!
Following much discussion about MS vs SOAB, we decided on the latter! With
having to be back to work first thing on Monday, doing a 48hour contest was not
going to be realistic hence opting for the classic category!

Following some research of the Geographic Propagation tools in Club Log, I
quickly formulated a strategy on which hours and which bands to operate which
proved to be pretty accurate!

Overall, the contest was great fun and conditions were surprisingly good! Some
good runs to NA especially on Sunday. I run, S&Ped a lot, slept and even
exercised! Best of all, I finished the 24 hours and I did not feel tired at
all.

A million thanks to Don and Hilary for putting up with my shouting and once
again being great hosts for the weekend!

CU In CQ WW CW

73s
Marios
G0WWW/5B4WN
 
N2NT(WW2Y)   SOAB HP   3,531,6752015-10-27 13:36:22
Thanks to Andy for letting me operate his station while he was away at St.
Kitts. Also, I want to thank CQ and volunteers for sponsoring the two best
contests in our solar system. First time using the IC-7800 and enjoyed it.
Can't wait to try it on CW. Go Mets!

Peter
 
IH9A(IT9SPB)   SOSB/160 HP   326,2602015-10-27 13:41:10
@ special tnx to @LL those who supported me I4UFH,IT9MYB,IT9HBT and @LL those
that I have linked it was a fantastic experience.

Shokran CU next time inshallah
famallah IT9SPB one of IH9A.
 
K6NA   SOAB HP   1,947,2802015-10-27 13:48:58
Just a moderate effort this year, UNassisted as usual. Mostly S&P except
for a brief run to Asia on 40m the first night... and a decent run to Asia on
15m Saturday afternoon. Ten was pretty good at times, but spotty. Spent time
listening, evaluating my new-ish 10m stack when not making QSOs; it works as it
should. Oops - just in time for the downslide....

Thanks to CQ Mag, WWROF, and WW fans everywhere for supporting this great
event!

73, Glenn K6NA
 
9Y4D   SOSB/20 LP   1,379,7992015-10-27 14:05:45
Another good contest, propagation on 20 meters was good but not as good as the
last 4 years at this latitude,the guys in YV,HK.FY,9Y,have done very well but I
have seen changes in the propagation in the last year and they are going down
hill so we will have to see what happens next year.
Thanks to all and see you next year on another band.73 DE 9Y4D..
 
N3RR   SOAB(A) HP   3,002,5802015-10-27 14:28:56
First, an overview.

All of my beam antennas are tuned for the CW portion of their bands. So, they
do not tune up very well in SSB portion. The higher up the band I go, the
worse it gets.
Plus, with two beams (lower 40 & upper 20) that would not rotate due to
ring rotor issues, I decided I needed to do something different in this
contest, especially if conditions were good and the bands were crowded, thus
increasing the constant SSB splatter that is so enjoyable.

So, I decided to operate SO2R "click & pounce" style.

I made:
88 Qs classic running, in three separate tries (62 minutes total) at trying
to find a clear run freq.
6 Qs S&P, classic "actual" tuning a radio dial, in the last
hour of the contest on 40m
1594 Qs clicking the N1MM-Classic band maps and available mult window.
I made 0 Qs in classic SO2R-style: running on one radio and working stations on
another band on the other radio.
I didn't even try doing that. SSB splatter is not something I enjoy listening
to.

By the way - I had great fun!
The only zone I missed was zone 34.
My best 60-minute rate was 144Qs/60-minutes by clicking the spots on each
bandmap SO2R-style, breaking the pileup (if any) & working the CQing
station.
That's how I operated 30 of my 31 operating hours.

73,
Bill N3RR
 
SN3A(SP3GEM)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   895,8052015-10-27 14:32:02
I would like to thank my friend SP3J for station and antenna preparation. My
work responsibilities did not giive me time to do
antenna work.

This was my first contest on 40. I have always done single band 80, they are
two very different bands. I think I know everything
about 80 but 40 is a new world for me. I used a 6el fixed yagi on a 35m boom
and a 4el rotary yagi. I worked 40 zones and 143
countries. Zone 39 is always difficult but this time I worked 3 stations:
C91B, C91C and TO90R. I heard an additional 7-9
countries but they were operating above 7200. I don't know if these stations
realized that in Europe it is not allowed to operate
above 7200. At times they had a big pile-up of Europeans and were convinced
that everything is OK. It seems that some European
stations do not realize that they are breaking the rules by operating outside
the band. On CW there will not be this problem, of
course.

I would like to thank everyone who made a QSO including those there were not
able to get through. Next year I will try to improve
my receiving antennas and to work these stations.

-- Jurek SP3GEM
 
IO4W(IZ4AFW)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   652,2802015-10-27 14:41:42
One more contest from IO4W, still 15m HP assisted as this is my favorite band
and some sleeping is possible :)
This year I had less QSOs but more mults, so the final score is a little more
than the previous year.
Propagation appeared to be better on Saturday, while on Sunday it had 1-2 hrs
of delay, but more mults were on the band. It was a little up & down from
IO4W this year, on Sunday in particular, several times I called CQ with no
takers for extended periods of time.
Happy to have worked all 40 zones.
Highlights: ET3AA calling me while running USA stations on Sunday afternoon,
and the really HUGE pileup of TY4AB.
Thanks for QSOs, everybody!!
Ciao 73, Fabio IZ4AFW / IO4W / NZ1W
 
YT7A(YU7GM)   SOSB/40 HP   712,6902015-10-27 14:48:27
I want to thank everyone for contact me and to others who try to contact me but
without success. First night was OK. at least i think so, but second was
disaster my FT1000MP have RX failed and must to stop working about 06:00 GMT
Sunday morning.
After 1h repairing time i going to sleep. Sunday afternoon started around 15
GMT and runing to the end of the contest. A little sleep, a little annoying
and
a lot of enjoyment. I think that 48h is too much for SOSB but 34-36h is
enough
!. Also i want to congratulate to TM0T on fantastic QSO number and RK4FD on
beautiful number DXCC and all others in my category on fantastic battle.


Ivanko YU7GM
 
W9DCA   SOAB HP   88,8362015-10-27 14:51:13
Vertical & Inverted L
 
W3HKK   SOAB(A) HP   75,8102015-10-27 14:59:05
This was my first log submitted for MRRC. ( Took 9 attempts to get past the
CQrobot, but finally did.)

Cndx on 10 were too good to miss Sunday so I fired up the mighty 10m ground
plane and went to town. I LOVE 10m! Put in 8 hrs.

Once again we learn another lesson: Never prejudge propagation. Whoda thunk
10m would be so good? For kicks on Mon I looked on 10 at around the same time
as my biggest run on Sun - and heard just 3-4 stations (including the E51)!

Contests make the bands come alive. Don't know where ham radio would be from
an activity standpoint without them.
 
N7VS   SOAB LP   18,6622015-10-27 15:06:33
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: OR
CALLSIGN: N7VS
CLUB: Willamette Valley DX Club
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 18662
OPERATORS: N7VS
NAME: Stephen C. Brandt
ADDRESS: 6242 Southwest Seymour Street
ADDRESS: Portland, OR 97221 - 1140
ADDRESS: USA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V12.10.3
END-OF-LOG:
 
DL4LAM   SOAB(A) HP   1,437,4582015-10-27 15:15:21
Propagation better than expected
 
EU1AA   SOSB/10 LP   260,1452015-10-27 15:33:50
Rig: FT-102, FT-401B. Ant: 5 el Yagi 35m up
Good condx, strong Spain signals up 60dB over S9!
Tnx all for QSO!
 
K7ZS   M/S HP   1,792,1972015-10-27 16:00:13
Thanks Dear Propagation God for giving us 10 meters, and sending the CME some
other direction! The bands were great!

Thanks to the faithful crew, Mark W7ZB, Jim KI7Y and Andy 'The ALLNIGHTER
Machine' for keeping the station on the air all but 1 hour.

We surpassed last years effort, in the same class, which is what we try to
always do - Mo Betta!

73 Kevin K7ZS
 
W5CT(@K5NA)   M/M HP   4,499,5502015-10-27 16:05:05
This year we committed to doing a club multi-multi for operator training using
the club's call, W5CT. The weather in Central Texas was terrible and kept many
of our operators away. We even had several hours being shutdown and all the
antennas disconnected.

But the folks that managed to get here worked hard and we all had a great
time.

73, Richard - K5NA
 
KC4HW   SOAB(A) HP   46,7262015-10-27 16:25:23
Thanks for the QSOs.
 
K7JR(@NK7U)   M/S HP   1,672,1892015-10-27 16:29:36
Our first 'Full Dress Rehearsal' of the remote station in NE Oregon. We had
operators in 3 states, at 5 different operating positions - all networked
together using N1MM+ logging software, and full control of the station,
including rotors, stack matches, receive arrays, amplifiers etc. All the
operators getting the hang of controlling it from afar!

We had an amplifier anomaly which changed our entry from the intended M/2 to a
M/S, using the exciter power only station for mults. We'll be fully ready for
CQWW CW as M/2 HP.

Big thanks to Joe NK7U for letting us build out the remote control of his great
station, now that he winters in warmer places than Baker City Oregon. Smart
Move!

Look for us in all the major contests this year using the Snake River Remote
Contest Club callsign! There won't be a soul at the station, but we'll be
QRV!

Best 73 from the K7JR team.
 
KP2M   M/M HP   14,404,8922015-10-27 16:47:54
We apologize to the stations calling us that we struggled to hear and in some
cases we could not hear at all the first 14 hours of the contest. We had a 40
over s9 noise level towards Europe on the low bands on the transmit antennas.
We had to use the US beverage for all the low bands. We had only 7 Q's the
first night on 160M. Magically the noise went away about 15Z. We just couldn't
make up for all the lost time. And the noise came back about 21Z on Sunday. So,
we had to point the antennas for 10-40M towards the US a good portion of the
weekend to minimize the noise.
 
9A1A   M/M HP   24,636,8792015-10-27 17:10:45
For the first time to our team joined OE3MZC,OE3FTA,IZ5DIY and IV3KKW. We had a
great pleasure to host them and we all together had a very nice time during the
contest. Between us team members were 3 youngsters in age below 20 - OE3FTA,
9A7MIM and 9A7CDZ. They participated on same way like other "older"
team members.
Having appropriate number of operators it was easy to manage working plan and
to have enough time to enjoy in excellent food and drinks.

Unfortunately propagation was not so good, specilay on higher bands. 20M band
was almost closed during night time, 15M was closing to early compared with
previous years and 10M had quite short openings towards JA and USA/VE.

Thanks to all who called us. See you in WW CW.
9A1A team
 
K3IE   SOAB(A) HP   1,130,9762015-10-27 17:17:30
Flex 6300
Ameritron 811
Hexbeam @24 ft
Wires

Wow- pleasant surprise regarding the band condxs. My enthusiasm for phone
contests is decreasing as my years advance. However, my love for CW burns
brightly. Hope we have the same condxs next month.

Thanks for the Q's - Hunter K3IE
 
N4DXI   SOAB(A) HP   24,9692015-10-27 17:42:28
Finally, 10 m was open for Sunday afternoon when I operated. Lots of room
plus some very strong signals especially South America. My goal was a very
limited 100 QSO's, passed with 5 to spare. QSO'ed with India
for the first time. Cannot wait for the CW portion, I will reserve some time
for that contest. 73...John, N4DXI
 
W8KTQ   SOAB HP   188,7882015-10-27 17:57:56
Great to see 10 hot again! 73 to all.
 
PP5UP   SOSB(A)/10 LP   167,2062015-10-27 18:46:22
FT-1000D + 5/8 Vertical antenna
 
W1AN   M/S HP   1,333,0322015-10-27 18:57:05
Quite the surprise with conditions on 10M. A special treat!
 
6Y9X(K1XM)   SOAB(A) HP   8,543,8182015-10-27 19:19:03
Special thanks to George, 6Y5GC, and to Krassy, K1LZ.

The station had not been used in a contest since 2012, and it had been struck
by lightning. The plan was to evaluate things, and then to operate the contest
with whatever George and I could get working.

The antennas I used were:

10: MonstIR fixed North
15: 4/5 stack fixed Northeast
20: 5/5 stack fixed Northeast
40: MonstIR fixed North
80: 4-square, not working properly
160: 80 4-square barefoot with transmatch

The lightning took out various antenna switching boxes. We were able to get
some of them working by replacing diodes.

I had SO2R capability at the beginning of the contest. One station had
automatic antenna switching. The other required changing coaxes. One
amplifier failed so I was soon SO1R.

Having one radio and no rotators I mostly ran people and didn't worry too much
about the multiplier. I won't win anything but I had a good time.

Fixing everything will take a lot of work. But now we know what needs to be
done.
 
PYØF/AA4NC   SOSB/10 LP   363,4152015-10-27 19:31:44
N6TR called in and said I had the "longest callsign in the contest"! I
agreed and said I also had the worst conditions!

AA4VK and I came to PY0F on a holiday style expedition and contest weekend.
Suitcased everything including antennas - hex beams on 4 meter high masts and
wires. I had initially planned on doing SOABLP, but scrapped those plans after
finding out that poor electrical distribution was causing S9 to + 20 dB line
noise on 40-160m. There was still a great deal of line noise on the high bands,
but 10 meters was workable with about S5 noise. My apologies to those that I
couldn't work.

Radio conditions here are interesting to say the least. Not at all similar to
Central America or the Caribbean which I am used to. Much shorter openings and
a lot of rapid QSB/fading even when the band is open. 20 meters sounds like
Arctic flutter even on local signals from Brazil.

Operating CW and RTTY outside the contest was the highlight of the trip. There
is a lot of demand for PY0F, especially in Asia.
 
K1BG   SOAB(A) HP   572,3902015-10-27 19:45:27
Could not devote much time to this activity this year, but I operated when I
could. Mostly point and click at mults.
 
WP3EF(EDDIE)   SOAB Classic LP   191,8642015-10-27 19:45:30
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 4.8
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: WP3EF
LOCATION: PR
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-TIME: 12-HOURS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: CLASSIC
CLAIMED-SCORE: 191864
OPERATORS: WP3EF
NAME: Eddie Figueroa
ADDRESS: HC 4 BOX 8729
ADDRESS: Canovanas PR
ADDRESS: 00729
EMAIL: wp3ef73@gmail.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
CE2LML   SOSB/10 LP   19,9442015-10-27 19:57:26
Nice to work old friends
 
AB9M   M/S LP   39,1982015-10-27 20:09:58
Station equipment: TenTec OMNI-VII with outboard TenTec RF Clipping Speech
Processor, FLEX 1500 as panadapter, TH-7 at 50 feet on 20-15-10, Butternut
HF-2V vertical on 160-80-40 TX and K9AY Loop System on RX. AOR TDF-370 is used
to process RX audio to overcome hearing losses - hearing aid in for repair made
decoding difficult in some cases.

I enjoy CQ WW SSB with its simple exchange and many DX stations. Although I
could run high power, I like to run 100 Watts and practice timing and technique
while in S&P mode for the experience for future DX-pedition pile-ups.
 
YR8E(@YO8RNI)   M/S HP   2,726,0792015-10-27 20:57:29
Great conditions these weekend, a lot of stations, sometimes too many on the
same place:-)), but it was a so much fun!Unfortunately we didn't had any
antenna for 160m, I tried to do something friday afternoon but all I got was a
nasty fall on some stairs:-(( So, for all of you knowing us from cq160, I must
say I was pretty embarrassed when you asked for a qsy in 160:-(
Although I had to spend serious time with some guest over the entire weekend
and we've had a less experienced operator on the station a few hours, we
managed to make more qso's and more countries then last year, so we are pretty
happy.Nice run on 20 and 40 sunday afternoon helped us in that way.
See you in cw, maybe we will be only in 160m to take revenge:-))

Bob
YO8RNI/YR8E
 
TF4X(N5ZO)   SOAB HP   2,959,7252015-10-27 22:27:04
This special opportunity to operate from Thor TF4M's rhombic station was on hold
for some years as I kept returning to ZD8 for one of the CQ WW events in each of
the last 5 years. But it was worth the wait. Station is in North-West corner
of Iceland, about 40 min flight North of Reykjavik. Area has about 160 people
living there and Thor does not have any close neighbors. Imagine ZERO noise
conditions where you will have very difficult time to find any space on band as
it is full of weak signals up to average S3 on meter/panadapter and it sounds
like everyone is 30 over 9 due to non-existent noise. Very few signals were
reaching S7 or above on panadapter, even on completely packed 40 meter band. I
had no rotary antennas, 5 rhombics were available biggest one aimed to JA/Sydney
and other somewhat smaller ones aimed to Houston, Tehran, Quito and Buenos
Aires. Rhombics are quite narrow beamwidth antennas with smaller sidelobes and
you could often clearly hear when station was on its main lobe. Big Sydney
rhombic felt like very powerfull antenna. I was obviously missing couple main
directions like US West Coast and South, ie West Europe and Africa. This is
visible on stations worked as I did not work many zone 3 stations (even missed
zone 3 on 10 meters) and also nothing from Africa other than relatively close
zone 33 stations and one contact to zone 35. These rhombics also did not work
down to 75 meter band very well and indeed Thor told me very clearly before my
arrival that I would be severely handicapped on 80 as he had not made any
special effort yet towards transmitting antenna for that band. For 160 I had
famous Arctic King vertical with beverages and it clearly seemed to play very
well. There was no SO2R possibility at the station (mainly because of antenna
setup), but 2nd radio would have been highly usefull as there was lot of slow
time CQing and it would have been very easy to use 2nd radio to S&P even
more mults. Friends back home in Southern California tell me that I was much
weaker than TF3CW and TF2LL, probably because of narrow beamwidth of the
Houston aimed rhombic, and also disturbed conditions over Iceland area. Local
hams in Reykjavik area reported visible aurora during some part of the contest,
so it was probably South of me and somewhat blocking my signals. Indeed 1st
night was miserable on low bands, nobody seemed to hear me at all and I could
not establish any good runs. I made somewhat of mistake assuming that maybe
antennas just did not work even down to 40 m. However, situation seemed quite
different on low bands at the end of the contest during Sunday night and I was
getting out much better by then but contest was coming to the end. 20 meters
was quite good right from the beginning during 1st night but I could clearly
hear it being even much better for stations in Southern Iceland. I went bit
late to 10 meters on 1st day and it cost me some as 10 never really opened for
me during Sunday and even 15 m was quite poor during Sunday. I decided to do
full Arctic conditions immersion and operated full 48 hrs with few brief
brakes. There was quite a bit slow time and I could have easily slept few
hours on 2nd night but I did not feel terribly tired other than couple hours
around noon time on Sunday and even that felt shorter zombie period than
usually for me. All in all it was great experience to operate the contest from
22nd zone for me and experience unique noise conditions and unique rhombic
antennas. There are not many rhombics around these days in any kind of use,
even less in amateur use, and it could very well be that this was my only time
ever to experience these antennas. I think they worked very well on high bands
to directions they were aimed to and I think even on 40 m rhombics seemed to
work better as contest progressed. I passed old 25 years old Icelandic record
multipliers before end of Saturday, and at the end I was able to improve that
old record actually held by Thor himself by 50 % to almost 3M, so I'm quite
happy about that result ! Thank you Thor allowing me to come and use your
unique station and being great host during my stay here ! I also had great
time in Reykjavik after the contest and we got together with local contesters
twice to swap the stories. See you all from Mozambique for CW portion ! 73 de
Marko N5ZO
 
P4ØW(W2GD)   SOAB(A) LP   9,320,4662015-10-27 23:01:18
K3 @ 100W, Win-Test Software
Antennas: 160m Vertical Dipole and Inverted V, 80m Inverted V and 3el wire
beam EU, 40m F12 Delta 240 and 4 ele wire beam EU 20/15/10m F12 C31XR @ F12
C3 both @ 60ft. Beverages NE, NW, E/W, N/S

This was a very special CQWW for me....since just a few months ago I wasn't so
sure I'd be here to share the experience with so many of my old and new friends
around the world....all of us operating in the greatest radio contest of them
all. For those who are unaware, about nine months ago the doctors told me I
had cancer (stage IV metastatic melanoma) and my prognosis was limited. But
after six months of treatment with a new immuno-therapy drug (and the loving
prayers of thousands) last month I achieved the miracle of complete
remission....the cancer is currently gone. Unfortunately there is no permanent
cure for this, but I'm enjoying every extra day I have.... life is truly
precious. Thanks everyone for sharing in my joy this weekend!

This is the twenty first year I've operated from Santa Cruz, Aruba. As stations
go, it is still what might you might call 'semi-permanent' since every operation
requires re-installing 2200 feet of coax and control cables that are otherwise
kept stored away for safe keeping. With 11 antennas, the odds are always quite
high something will need repairs in this salt laden island environment which
inflicts it's own brand of never ending punishment on all things man-made.
This time I'd hoped to be somewhat ahead of the curve having completed rotator
and cabling repairs during a visit for IARU in July, but 'projects' found
me....not just the normal broken beverages needing splices, but new things like
a 160 meter vertical with corroded connections at the balun, an 80m wire yagi DE
insulator that had failed from salt corrosion, a broken 160m inverterd V
element, a failed beverage coax run and 9:1 transformer, an upper Phillystran
guy that was nearly sawed in two by a tree branch, and two 25 year old jumper
cables used in the shack beverage switching system (that had both inexplicably
lost continuity). Fortunately none of these things were particularly difficult
to resolve and I had the parts needed on-hand to make repairs, but they each
take time to diagnose and resolve. Actually I secretly enjoy playing
'MacGyver'.

It hasn't rained much on Aruba (at least in St. Cruz) for virtually the entire
year (think California drought conditions). On the plus side I haven't had to
deal with vegetation growth issues (of the cactus variety)this week which most
often severely impedes wire antenna work (getting from point A to point B be
can be challenging). The downside to no rain is the increased tower corrosion
and a power grid that is coated with months and months of salt residue. When
the humidity goes up you can literally ride around on the streets at night and
see corona on the high voltage lines.....think multiple new noise sources in
all directions which randomly appear and disappear.

The big moment of anxiety this trip involved a K3 power problem....the output
was different on every band, ranging from just 30 watts on 160 to a full 100 on
ten meters. One of my biggest fears is arriving here with a dead or partially
functioning radio and having no spare. Wednesday night I had the covers off
the K3 searching for a "bad connection" somewhere....but I didn't
find one. It was time to seek expert assistance after another K3 owner KU2C
and I went through what we thought were all the obvious things...but it just
wasn't happening. It was time to call the expert....my goto guy, Bob, N6TV.
After about ten minutes of diagnostic discussion (thank goodness for qood
quality internet service and Skype) Bob asked the magic question....had I done
a K3 firmware update recently? It so happens just the prior Sunday evening I'd
done one. But of course I had not read the release notes. Well, it turns out
this particular update required a TX GAIN calibration. My neighbor P49Y kindly
loaned me a dummy load, and I proceeded with the calibration. When done the
radio was magically restored to normal operation...WHAT A RELIEF! I later
heard another P40 operator (the one who specializes in RTTY contests) had made
the same dumb mistake last month....so I felt a little better. Anyway, thanks
again N6TV for pointing me to the solution....I owe you man!

Friday afternoon finally rolls around, all the antennas are working well, I've
done a review of prior logs and have a strategy worked out. I lay down for a 3
hour afternoon nap and almost immediately hear the fan in the A/C unit slow down
(an obvious voltage drop). Then, not more than a minute later, everything goes
DEAD.....the entire island of Aruba is without power (apparently a new software
program implemented by the power company had taken down the grid). The local
radio news was reporting it could take up to 8 hours before power would be
fully restored. YIKES! So I do the logical thing, I laid back down, set my
cell phone alarm, and went to sleep....since this was something totally out of
my control. I'll consider myself exceptionally lucky....out neighborhood was
one of the first back online about 2 hours later. P40A seven miles away at the
NW end of the island was not so lucky....he started the contest on generator
power. You just never know what is going to happen.

Phone contests are not my preference but it seems almost every year I end up
down here to participate in CQWW and then perhaps either ARRL or WPX phone
later in the winter. Hey, what's not to like about spending a week in the
tropics when it is getting cold and snowy up north. A decade ago I changed
careers to have the flexibility of coming down as often as I wanted...no more
vacation day limits for this contester!

So....it's finally Zero Hour....the question in my mind is will I manage to
stay the course....run when I'm supposed to running, and not revert into a DXer
which is my normal tendency during phone contests? After a last minute shower
and a quick call home, I'm in the chair one minute late .... ready to rock and
roll.

I check 15, not much doing so it's down to 20. Takes a minute to find a clear
frequency and its off to the races.....well maybe it was more of aa false
start....very slow going....until that first wonderful cluster callout for P40W
hits the internet....the final outcome for low power guys greatly depends on how
often those cluster callouts occur over the course of the contest. Boom.... the
rate meter zooms upward....I'm starting to feel in a grove....but my elation
soon fades as I compare the rate to 2014.....it isn't very encouraging....but
then might say this is just the first hour....there are still 47 more
opportunities to make up the deficit.

I get discouraged easily operating SSB. Whenever the rate seems to be mediocre
I tend to give up quickly and switch into either S&P or mult hunting
mode....which is NOT a winning strategy....since the op with the most QSOs
usually is the winner, particularly in the CQWW. Of course, I did what I
shouldn't, went into search mode for the better part of the first 7
hours....and ended up with terrific first night multipler totals on 20, 40 and
80, but terribly behind in the QSO department. As everyone knows 160 this
weekend was the absolute pits, and even more so for those of us running 100
watts or less. I kept watching the cluster callouts for my Carib neighbors to
show up.....since they were the only ones who could hear me on top band most of
the weekend.

Took a 1.5 hour snooze about 0830 UTC....so I would be well rested for the runs
that I needed to 'catch up'. The other thing you learn operating LP or QRP is
you must have perfect timing to overcome the 'brute force' advantage of your KW
brothers. Sounds simplistic, but this has a huge impact on how well you do
breaking pileups. It is a learned skill that takes practice to master.

There is what I like to call the 'dead zone' every morning here in the Carib.
Between 12z and about 16z running is a terrible struggle. The USA is beaming
EU, EU is working each other or the loud USA guys. Those of us running LP more
often than not struggle to get a run going during this period if we can at
all....this seems to happen every contest. It was easy to slip right back into
S/P mode again....but thankfully it was mostly successful....and the mult totals
on 15 and 10 were very good the first day as a result.

During the 1600 hour ten meters finally explodes. Pretty sure I found a clean
frequency near 28303 and it was the perfect storm....a nice mix of EU and Ws
calling, disciplined, complete call signs and the bonus were so many new mults
calling in. The band was very quiet the first day....and picking at least
one complete call sign out of the crowd each time seemed easy....I love runs
when everyone is loud. Managed to put 225 in the log....it would be the best
hour for rate during the weekend.

The next six hours were consistent high rate along with numerous mini five
minute trips to the multiplier wars. Even with all of these multiple short
mult sprints each hour (I'm not SO2R conversant...just one radio) the rate
somehow stays in the 180 to 200 range....I'm very pleased with my execution and
how great conditions are sounding. Breaking pileups seems easy.

After the first 24 hours there were 2550 contacts logged and 4.2 million
points. Using the time tested rule of thumb, double the score and add 10%, I
already knew I'd likely fall short of my 10 million point goal, but still had a
shot at something reasonably close.

The low bands were becoming even more noisy during night two. Not only were
the static crashes more prevalent, new line noise sources had appeared,
particularly toward EU which is historically the quietest direction here.
Perhaps a precipitous increase in humidity after sundown was the cause for the
local noise spike. Seemed I was just slogging along most of the second
evening, but did manage a few brief and intense runs on 40 and 20. Again 160
was virtually useless but moving Carib stations there from 80 padded that total
some. At 0800 I hit the wall, decided to lay down for 1.5 hours, and be raring
to go again. Well, alarm goes off, I listen for 3 minutes, the noise is so
unpleasant to me I put my head down again for another hour.

At 12z I did some quick calculations and reset short-term goals. I needed
sustained rates near or above 200 to come close or surpass NP4Z's LP(A) record.

As usual sustained runs on any band were not working out during the morning
dead zone, so it was back into S/P and mult hunting modes. Fortunately someone
turned the switch back on at 1600 and those 200 hours became a reality, first on
10m, then 15, and finally 20 over the remaining 8 hours. I'd already
accomplished my pre-contest Zone and Country total goals (650+ combined) which
freed me to concentrate on just running. Finished out the contest with 212
and 196 hours on 20 meters....what a rush!

Some observations: Much fewer operators are sending partial calls....a very
welcomed change and improvement. There are still too many stations with
improperly adjusted audio, most often excess compression, but many with RF
problems.....which made copying their call signs all that much more difficult
if not impossible. Many call off frequency.....turn off or adjust your RIT
properly please. Likewise, there are still far too many stations with either
improperly tuned or malfunctioning amplifiers. One very active FY5 multi in
particular had horrible buckshot nearly 100 Khz wide on 10m, effectively
removing a large slice of the band from use....there is no excuse for this.
Many of my Carib brothers have really great ears on 10, 15 and 20
meters....working the weak close in mults is one of the ultimate challenges of
CQWW that I most enjoy. Every part of the world seemed will represented this
year, and was very happy to actually hear all 40 zones during the contest (but
unfortunately didn't manage to log them all). I still cringe when I hear
contest stations 'going by the numbers'. There seemed to be less clustering of
the big multi-op stations at the band edges....why this has changed is unclear.
At times while working newer US contesters, particularly on 10 meters, it was
like running JAs but without the benefit of an accurate super check partial
tool. The mysteries of HF propagation intrigue me as much today as they did 50
years ago.

Enjoyed several dinners with my contest neighbor Andy, AE6Y/P49Y this
week....there are so many great restaurants on Aruba to choose from.....and
congrats to Andy on what appears to be a new "classic" record.
Bravo!

Like everyone else, I hope this doesn't turn out to be the last hurrah for ten
meters this cycle, but if it turns out that way it was sure a great final act.

Looking forward to being back on Aruba again in four weeks for CQWW CW.

73,

John W2GD
 
VE3KTB/VYØ   M/S LP   213,8402015-10-28 00:24:50
This was the first multi-op effort for us from NA-008. Conditions were typical
for up here, inconsistent propagation with signals coming and going. We'd
hoped for something good from 40m and maybe a little something from 80m and 10m
but other than one lonely qso on 10m, nothing. 20m was as always our strongest
band, but crowded conditions made it tough for us to be heard and we were
mostly S&P until late Sunday. It got easier once people figured out who
was calling and so swung their antennas northwards. Great fun as always and we
hope to do better as our antennas get better.
 
LY2W   M/2 HP   10,932,8702015-10-28 00:52:26
Not without problems this time. Although week ago everything looked more or less
ready for contest, first problems arose Friday evening with burned beverage
control box and 40m antenna rotator. Although we were able repair by start of
contest, other technical and organizational problems did not let concentrate on
QSO making. Soldering iron was busy most of the time. This had biggest impact on
40meter result. Few hundred QSO might have been added.
Whatever it takes, this did not stop us from claiming new LY M/2 record with
safe margin.
Special thanks to Giedrius, LY4S for his technical support, Oleg YL9W who was
with us as long as he could and following stations for 6 band QSOs:
4O3A, 9K2HN, A71CV, C37V, C4A, CN2AA, CN2R, DF0AT, DJ5MW, ED1R, ED9K, EI7M,
EI9E, EK6SI, HG7T, HK1NA, J42T, LZ9W, P33W, PJ4Q, RM5A, RT4W, UA2F, UP0L, UT7E,
VY2ZM (No US stn this time 😣)
 
IR4M   M/S HP   14,664,3672015-10-28 02:59:15
We have been pleasantly surprised by the very good conditions on high
bands. Unfortunately, the lows have been worse than expected.
Very few participants are willing to publish their score on cqcontest,
and that's a pity, as otherwise the contest would be more fun and
challenging...
"Publishing on cqcontest would unveil our strategy", we used to hear.

Well, let's see how you will hide on CW, with skimmers :)

We noticed a lower than usual stations in MS, our preferred category.
This is certainly due to the WRTC qualifications, who are ruining the
multi-op participation. We couldn't agree less with those rules!

At last we got a new operator in our elderly team, welcome on board Luca
IZ5ICH!

Finally, congratulations to E7DX, who publishing in cqcontest showed us
a fantastic start, but slowing down on Sunday... what happend guys?

Congratulations also to EI7M for the great score, and to our friends at
OM7M, which I would be very happy to bet a bottle of our
"Codruzzello"
with one of their plum secret weapon in the next CW leg, to "pay"
during
next Friedrichshafen hamfest, but only if you decide to be on cqcontest...

Good job also to the continuously growing II9P team, this year for the
first time in MS.
 
OL9A(OK2ZAW)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,554,8942015-10-28 03:27:38
http://ok2zaw.blogspot.com/2015/10/cq-ww-ssb-2015-ol9a-sosb20-wtc-contest.html
 
CR6K   M/S HP   11,124,4472015-10-28 03:32:15
This was the first serious M/S operation from CR6K, unfortunately conditions
were not with us the 1st day, very bad start and very low rates on saturday.
Sunday was fantastic, wish it were like that on saturday.

I want to thank mom for supporting us the entire weekend, for dad (CT1CJJ) for
the amazing work alone on the antennas, especially on the new 160m verrtical
and of course my friends W2MF, F4AJS and F4EGZ for the coming along for the
contest.

The stations has improved a lot in this contest, mainlly all the interlock and
RX switching system and LNA for the beverages done by F4AJS
(www.ham-filtering.org/)

73's cu next one.
Filipe
CT1ILT
 
UP2L(@UN9LG)   M/S HP   20,104,3302015-10-28 04:06:12
Unexpected CNDX on high bands made this contest another great event in
contesting!
The only dissapointment was lack of mults. We could still do better had we
located the RX problem on 10m running position earlier into the contest. We
only fixed it at 10z on sunday few hours before 10m closed for this contest for
us here. This time we enjoyed company of "Papa Misha" UA9PM who
turned out to be a real asset to the team in both pre-contest and in-contest
activities. Mike and Gena UA9MA were the running guys and did very well even
without 10m runs. The rest of the team did its best on collecting DXs and
everybody else that were on bands. Thank you all for QSOs. Special thanks to
the host Grigory UN9LG who seems to be working on the station hardware 24 hours
a day each day in between the contests.
CU U ALL ON CW WEEKEND

73! On behalf of team UA9BA
 
PJ2T   M/M HP   29,789,7202015-10-28 06:00:57
Great contest! Interesting conditions.

This was the year of rebuilding the interior of PJ2T. This included new
operating positions and a new, more flexible antenna switching system. Both
proved themselves this weekend. It was great fun preparing and learning all
the new capabilities.

Hurricane Patricia wreaked havoc on low band conditions and the sun didn't help
either with different noise, fading, etc. But we too whatever was thrown at us
- including a 64 minute power outage in the middle of the night. Sure we had a
backup generator - but getting it on line and running low power during the low
band chase was sobering.

The great news is that all the station changes worked flawlessly. WinTest was
flawless. Everything held together.

Probably the best part of the contest was the camaraderie of our international
team. We all learn from each other and enjoy the different life experiences
each brings to the table.

IF I had one thing I would like to see improved it would be dupe performance.
We experienced a 2.5% dupe rate. We worked some stations two or three times in
a span of 20 minutes - was it bad packet spots? Logging issues? Never sure -
but in a pile-up those dupes don't help.

Thanks for all the QSOs and a great contest.
 
LY7Z   SOAB(A) LP   4,666,7852015-10-28 07:09:28
TNX QSO's

QSL via LOTW

73! Andy LY7Z
 
W1TEF(W1TEF/4)   SOSB/10 QRP   2522015-10-28 08:33:52
Had local QRM at S7 - very high noise floor across the entire spectrum. Have to
figure out what that is because it happens occasionally which makes for really
frustrating experience. Check log only. Hey, I got out for a few hours on a
Saturday - not a problem for me. CW in November - hopefully, I won't have the
same issues. Thanks to all those who gave me Qs. Best regards, Tom, W1TEF/4
 
VU2MUD   SOAB HP   178,0882015-10-28 08:38:17
RIG : FT-200D; ANTENNA: HEX BEAM20-10M/G5RV Junior FOR 40M; POWER: 150W. A
Great beginning with a pileup of 50+ Qs at 93/Hr soon turned into a lost day
due to an urgen call from the MQTH. My hopes a running a big score was soon
lost and changed my plans to go unassisted. Kept an eye on the spots - looking
for multipliers and working them inbetween the office work breaks. By the time I
closed the Mqth work by 1100Z on Day 1, propogation started playing up and It
was an effort to even break into the rx of UAs and the EUs. I also found that I
was not hearing enough of the EUs and especially the Scandinavian belt. Also
missing was the JAs and BYs - Just 1 JA in 311 Qs !!!!. Interesting
propogation lessons learnt and need to learn to ensure that the MQTH is out of
bounds during contest weekends :)!!

NETT - 28 ZONES AND 89 COUNTRIES OVERALL

Enjoying and Improving!! will keep rocking !!!!!
 
LP1H(LU5HM)   SOAB(A) HP   7,781,9342015-10-28 09:29:58
Thank you all for calling in.
Big thanks to Ranko 4O3A and his team for implementing station automation in
record time. It was a pleasure to operate the station with these devices.
All 4O3A Signature products worked in concert throughout the contest without
any issues.
Station Genius XXL, Inteface Genius IG-M, Rotator Genius, Antenna Genius all
connected via LAN.
New BPF Series S. No RFI issues on any band!
Big pleasure for SO2R.
No more manual switching of anything. Everything is defined in Station Genius
XXL with full flexibility, including different combinations of antennas, which
can be set to TX, RX, split power in different directions and more.
Rotator Genius controls all rotators from the PC or even the smart phone. Just
point and click. It also has presets for quick actions in the main directions
you define.
First time using Win-Test.
No 160 m antena.

73 to all,

Ramon LU5HM (LP1H)
 
K5AUP   SOAB(A) HP   150,3362015-10-28 10:16:13
Part tim effort from RV in NC to my home station in Zellwood, fl.
 
ED1R   M/2 HP   17,684,6862015-10-28 10:28:14
EA CONTEST CLUB & BAVARIAN CONTEST CLUB

5th year of life in ED1R Contest station, our 5th CQWW SSB, this year in M2
with 5 stations (2 Run + 2 Inbands + 1 Mult) great work from all Team checking
all time the bands and bandmaps.

Better propagation in 2014 edition, few Murphy visits in our 40m rotator (we
lose few mults) and other RF problems, we lose 1 elm of 5elm 10m yagi fixed
JA.

Fb work of new beverages in 4 directions in low bands. No big rates during the
contest, was complicated found rate and good freq all weekend, last min of
contest great signals from NA in 160m but only 2 stations worked.

Tnx CT and DL guys visit us to make contest this year, Fun weekend, contest,
good food and great company, Tnx Visit EA1ASC, EA1FMD, EA4TX, EC4TA & EA5UF
and TNX works before CQWW with EA1AR, EA1FAQ, EA1FMD & EA4IE.

Tnx competition and CU in CW part.

73 de Jesus EC1KR in name of ED1R Team

www.ed1r.com
https://www.facebook.com/ED1R-P3-Contest-Club

Stations Worked in 6 bands (70): 9A1A 9A6V 9K2HN A71CV C37N C4A CF3A CN2AA
CN2R CN3A CR3A CR5T CU4DX DF0HQ DJ5MW DK0EE DL0CS DR5N ED9K EF8R EI7M EU1A
EU1WW G5N HG7T HK1NA IB9T J42T K1KP K1LZ K2AX K3LR K4TCG K6ND KC1XX KP2M LY2W
LY5R LY7A LZ5R LZ9W N1UR N3AD N3RS N4TZ OE2S OT5A P33W PI4DX PI4M PJ4X RT6A
RY4F S54I SK3W SK7K SM7E TO4K UP2L V26B V47T VE3DZ VE3TW VE3XB W1TO W3LPL W6YI
WE3C WK1Q YP7P

Day Hour QSOs

160 80 40 20 15 10 All Accum. Pts Av. Pts
24-Oct-2015 00 3 107 109 16 235 235 375 1.60
24-Oct-2015 01 4 75 182 13 1 275 510 581 2.11
24-Oct-2015 02 35 63 167 13 278 788 565 2.03
24-Oct-2015 03 13 118 104 4 239 1027 520 2.18
24-Oct-2015 04 36 58 93 8 195 1222 411 2.11
24-Oct-2015 05 28 50 71 8 157 1379 277 1.76
24-Oct-2015 06 2 35 103 58 1 199 1578 338 1.70
24-Oct-2015 07 48 106 69 15 238 1816 357 1.50
24-Oct-2015 08 34 125 52 211 2027 304 1.44
24-Oct-2015 09 7 97 93 197 2224 262 1.33
24-Oct-2015 10 131 134 13 278 2502 372 1.34
24-Oct-2015 11 49 117 51 217 2719 361 1.66
24-Oct-2015 12 34 148 61 243 2962 511 2.10
24-Oct-2015 13 8 161 153 322 3284 884 2.75
24-Oct-2015 14 6 155 120 281 3595 700 2.49
24-Oct-2015 15 4 102 75 181 3746 398 2.20
24-Oct-2015 16 163 138 49 350 4096 693 1.98
24-Oct-2015 17 1 4 159 201 365 4461 1060 2.90
24-Oct-2015 18 1 1 14 123 78 217 4678 608 2.80
24-Oct-2015 19 2 1 4 73 101 1 182 4860 433 2.38
24-Oct-2015 20 2 3 93 151 20 269 5129 638 2.37
24-Oct-2015 21 5 9 97 121 232 5361 509 2.19
24-Oct-2015 22 4 11 101 30 146 5507 260 1.78
24-Oct-2015 23 1 92 72 5 170 5677 288 1.69
25-Oct-2015 00 29 22 30 5 86 5763 145 1.69
25-Oct-2015 01 8 74 52 134 5897 310 2.31
25-Oct-2015 02 9 68 47 124 6021 261 2.10
25-Oct-2015 03 4 49 73 5 131 6152 295 2.25
25-Oct-2015 04 3 56 58 5 122 6274 286 2.34
25-Oct-2015 05 19 36 46 6 107 6381 191 1.79
25-Oct-2015 06 3 68 49 5 125 6506 229 1.83
25-Oct-2015 07 5 86 119 8 218 6724 299 1.37
25-Oct-2015 08 134 82 7 223 6947 297 1.33
25-Oct-2015 09 92 91 32 215 7162 286 1.33
25-Oct-2015 10 9 127 107 243 7405 372 1.53
25-Oct-2015 11 15 101 173 289 7694 367 1.27
25-Oct-2015 12 8 107 142 257 7951 467 1.82
25-Oct-2015 13 5 53 120 178 8129 360 2.02
25-Oct-2015 14 9 76 72 157 8286 325 2.07
25-Oct-2015 15 7 120 133 260 8546 597 2.30
25-Oct-2015 16 8 128 89 225 8771 595 2.64
25-Oct-2015 17 8 85 148 241 9012 705 2.93
25-Oct-2015 18 3 28 92 48 171 9183 440 2.57
25-Oct-2015 19 35 115 20 4 174 9357 290 1.67
25-Oct-2015 20 1 83 55 3 2 144 9501 270 1.88
25-Oct-2015 21 3 2 37 96 138 9639 344 2.49
25-Oct-2015 22 7 49 27 16 99 9738 140 1.41
25-Oct-2015 23 41 77 5 123 9861 144 1.17
 
RU1A   M/S HP   15,506,9642015-10-28 10:55:29
K | NA | | 1 | 250 | 1747 | 801 | 195 | 2994
VE | NA | | 1 | 25 | 145 | 65 | 7 | 243
UA9 | AS | 1 | 2 | 38 | 41 | 81 | 22 | 185
JA | AS | | 1 | 72 | 103 | 325 | 50 | 551


RU1A
By band - All modes


| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |
Total |
| | | | | | | |
|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 00 | | | 121 | 52 | | |
173 |
| 01 | | 38 | 11 | 223 | | |
272 |
| 02 | 19 | 4 | 9 | 214 | | |
246 |
| 03 | 7 | 3 | 2 | 157 | | |
169 |
| 04 | | 64 | 45 | | 16 | |
125 |
| 05 | | 2 | 13 | | 150 | 12 |
177 |
| 06 | | | 29 | | 152 | 29 |
210 |
| 07 | | | | 19 | 135 | 49 |
203 |
| 08 | | | | 5 | 179 | 21 |
205 |
| 09 | | | | 4 | 183 | 14 |
201 |
| 10 | | | | 4 | 186 | 9 |
199 |
| 11 | | | | 2 | 107 | 80 |
189 |
| 12 | | | | 10 | 188 | 14 |
212 |
| 13 | | | 9 | 3 | 211 | 11 |
234 |
| 14 | | | | 1 | 103 | 88 |
192 |
| 15 | | 1 | 5 | 5 | 157 | 14 |
182 |
| 16 | | 1 | 20 | | 89 | |
110 |
| 17 | | | 1 | 229 | | |
230 |
| 18 | 1 | 4 | 2 | 228 | | |
235 |
| 19 | | 1 | 84 | 69 | | |
154 |
| 20 | 1 | 4 | 152 | | | |
157 |
| 21 | 4 | 3 | 46 | 38 | | |
91 |
| 22 | 4 | | 2 | 160 | | |
166 |
| 23 | 4 | | | 140 | | |
144 |
| 00 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 223 | | |
230 |
| 01 | 2 | | 1 | 198 | | |
201 |
| 02 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 155 | | |
160 |
| 03 | 1 | | 3 | 167 | | |
171 |
| 04 | | 4 | 11 | 50 | | |
65 |
| 05 | | 11 | 66 | 2 | 8 | |
87 |
| 06 | | 1 | | | 71 | 23 |
95 |
| 07 | | | | 3 | 3 | 81 |
87 |
| 08 | | | 2 | | 120 | 2 |
124 |
| 09 | | | 1 | 13 | 99 | 2 |
115 |
| 10 | | | | 171 | | 2 |
173 |
| 11 | | | | 109 | 1 | |
110 |
| 12 | | | 2 | 45 | 102 | 3 |
152 |
| 13 | | | 3 | | 142 | 1 |
146 |
| 14 | | | 1 | | 4 | 155 |
160 |
| 15 | | | | 2 | 127 | 21 |
150 |
| 16 | | | | 1 | 111 | |
112 |
| 17 | 1 | 1 | 58 | 63 | 1 | |
124 |
| 18 | | | 1 | 159 | | |
160 |
| 19 | | | 15 | 100 | | |
115 |
| 20 | 1 | | 24 | 89 | | |
114 |
| 21 | 1 | 2 | 181 | | | |
184 |
| 22 | 3 | 2 | 175 | | | |
180 |
| 23 | 1 | 1 | 175 | | | |
177 |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| | 54 | 152 | 1273 | 3113 | 2645 | 631 |
7868 |


It's fun! We waited coming aurora in middle contest, but closed 20 mtrs in
ending contest.
20 and 15 trs were money bands for us for points and Qso's.
If I again operatesd on 20 mtrs SOSB, I think more 5000 Qso's were possible...

Last 3 hours on 40 mtrs on USA/JA were very existing.
Vlad RW1A
 
LTØH(LU3HY)   SOSB/10 HP   667,5752015-10-28 11:06:14
Hi

Tnx to all QSOs.-

73 Juan LT0H (op LU3HY)
 
TO2M(VE3LA)   SOAB(A) HP   10,268,8322015-10-28 11:27:11
Thanks to Laurent for hospitality and building such a well performing station! I
couldn't put enough time into preparation due to my business schedule as well as
family commitments. Another thing was a non-intentional break of 4.5 hours
during the second night (just missed the alarm-clock) which impacted the score.
Otherwise it was fun as always! Thanks everyone for the QSOs and see you all
next year.
Ken, VE3LA / VE8DX
 
OH5BM   SOAB(A) HP   3,637,5902015-10-28 11:35:50
Cndx were great,
Lost my 27 years 15m OH-record to Pasi OH6UM@OH8X, who almost pushed it to EU
record. Kongrats Pasi!
Nice to see that even on the declining sunspot cycle brings such a marvellous
surprises.
Repaired relaybox and tower rotator before contest. But was in time when action
began.
MK2R+ quitted on saturday 17 Z - after that pushing a button on Yasu's FH2.
Not too sleepy but had decided to take 3h nap early to be fresh ebnough for
Sunday.
Made it 4h, because somebody had moved a clock 1 hr back and phone snoozed 1hr
later than estimated,.
Anyway there was fun moments with nice multipliers and 10m being open and good
runs on 80 and 40. Upper bands I was not able to make so long runs
We always need more elements here in north I see.

Thank You for qsos and CU in CW !

Tapani, OH5BM, OH4X
 
OG6N(OH6NIO)   SOAB(A) HP   3,316,4562015-10-28 12:40:12
My pre-contest rest was not so successful this time. I was not able to exploit
the band conditions and got distracted to DXing mode far too often. I had to
take many short breaks as I had a problem with my left leg. It was swelling and
aching a lot. Fortunately it was nothing serious. I missed the best 20m opening
of the contest to NA as I was sleeping away my stupor. 15m was the money band
but the QRM level there was horrendous and at times limited the QSO rates
severely. It was very difficult to find a decent spot to run. It was a delight
to work DXCC on the higher bands. With a bit more effort it could have been
possible also on 40m.

Thanks for the QSOs and CU on the CW leg!

73 de Teijo OH6NIO
 
VA7QD(VAQD)   SOAB Classic LP   7,5402015-10-28 13:17:59
First time operating under my two letter call sign. Hopefully next time I will
have more air time.
 
KM4JA   SOAB(A) HP   34,9652015-10-28 13:27:43
I remembered why I don't really like phone contests. Latin American stations
have such thick accents and turn their processors up so high, you can't
understand them.
 
KE2TR   SOAB(A) HP   1,868,3842015-10-28 13:38:28
Had allot of fun this year with moving back to LI QTH with two wire antennas up
only a few week's before the contest. With a Acom 1000, FTDX3000, a
ZS6BKW(modified G5RV)@55' and N4GG Array for 15@30' I tried to put in a decent
effort. Ten meters was not at all like last year and 15 started to sound more
like 20 but the mults were all over the place and 40 was fantastic, lots of
S&P but it paid off. Lots of band changes and I only had to use my tuner on
75m which made it faster to switch above 75. I was amazed on how the bands would
open for short periods of time to those rare mults in which if you timed it
right you could snag a few really nice multipliers. I'm hopping ten stays in
there for another year but who knows and thanks for all the DX stations work
this past weekend, great fun!
 
OE5T   M/2 HP   3,514,2402015-10-28 13:51:41
 
S52ZW   SOAB(A) HP   3,958,3602015-10-28 14:00:55
LP
 
ED3X   M/S HP   11,373,3762015-10-28 14:20:25
After a couple of years doing SOSB, and after meeting up at a hamfest in Madrid
in September, the ED3X lads decided that it was time to do another MS entry.

The 3 ops that usually man the station were deemed to be insufficient so your
scribe EA5ON was drafted in, plus two local ops, EA3JL and EA3OW, one a DXer
who's never contested before, the other a VHF contester. Both did an excellent
job considering their experience.

The guys had done a lot of work over the summer so setup on friday was
relatively painless. Wind up the 3 towers, set up the doublets for 80 and 160,
and the K9AY outside. I helped Eugeni with the antennas while Marcel set up the
stations inside. All ready to roll by about 9.30 when we ajourned for a
memorable dinner down at the village.

The next 48h were a whirlwind of operating, a number of frustrating moments but
also a number of those great fun moments that make multi op contesting so
enjoyable. Ever been in that situation where collective hysterical laughter
sets in and nobody can really remember why? Thanks to Jaume we ended up that
way on sunday afternoon! Thank heavens for DVKs :) There was a moment that in
spite of the poor conditions, that we might be able to acheive our goal, which
was the spanish MS title. But when 10m closed abruptly and early, we knew this
was a sign of a fizzle-out scenario, and in spite of our best efforts, we fell
about 700.000 points short.

The station played really well, the new tower for 10 and 15 worked flawlessly,
the inband station technology went without a hitch. We all ate (thanks in part
to Jaume's wife) and slept (in spite of Marcels booming voice). And even the
rain held off long enough to let us take down the station on monday morning.

My personal thanks to Eugeni and Marcel for the invite, and also to Jaume,
Victor, and Amadeo for sharing a fun contest. Also thanks to all of those who
called us, look forward to seeing you in the next one!

Rigs: K3
Amps: Acom
5 ele 10m
2 x 4 ele 15m
4 ele 20m
3 ele 40m
Optibeam 11-3
Doublets on 80 and 160m
K9AY

73
ED3X team
 
IZ3NVR   SOAB(A) QRP   373,5412015-10-28 14:23:37
Wow, what a contest. I've been really busy lately and didn't have much time to
devote to ham radio and contesting but thanks to my patient and awesome
girlfriend I had a full weekend to devote to this one. Propagation lately has
been mostly poor with high bands not willing to cooperate and open up for DXes.
With these premises I was mostly interested in a Single Band effort probably on
20m but the possibility of playing radio for the entire weekend made me risk an
All Band entry and I got really paid back.

The first contacts were really easy to work regardless of the tiny power and
the splatter that the huge Kilowatt stations were producing on the bands.
Little by little things got slower and I found myself in crowded bands full of
already worked signals or full of signals I could not work.

Once again I find myself with a nice amount of QSOs (713 wow, a personal best)
but a huge lack of juicy multipliers that brings my overall score really down.
Even unassisted SOABs did better scores than I do. Hats off to VE3VN for the
awesome score, by the way. I really need to review my strategy before the next
one. Either I should spend more time on possible mults and lose a good amount
of 2 pointers (Russian stations mostly) or I need to focus on a different kind
of strategy. I hope to sort it out for the upcoming CQWW CW next month.

Overall conditions far exceeded expectations and I found 10m wide open both
saturday and sunday. Saturday with nice signals especially from North and South
America till late afternoon and some nice multipliers from the Pacific area on
sunday right before a flare ruined the fun and closed the high bands.

15m were packed as usual and, being my best band, its the one in which I worked
more countries.

Low bands overall really difficult to work due to the noise and the hours spent
yelling my call into the microphone to hear back just a "IZ3 again?...no
copy, QRZ". Low bands for QRP are just a no way, for me at least.

It was a long time since my last serious effort in a 48h contest and I suffered
a bit of BIC fatigue with the need to change chair in the middle of the contest
itself. Slepts some hours, especially the local nights one due to the inability
of working anything on 80m and 160m, and operated a total of 36h.

I'm really happy of the overall result and I really hope I can improve it in
the upcoming CW edition.

Thanks for all of you that dug my signal out of the crowd and gave me the
possibility to enjoy yet another contest.

See you in a month in the CW leg

Stefano
 
HB9PUE   M/S HP   1,957,9952015-10-28 14:51:10
This was a very nice contest with new guys coming and helping a lot!
Extremely interesting propagation especially on high bands on Saturday.
Looking forward breaking the 2Mio points.

Op Guest: HB9BJL Chris
Visitor Guest: HB9DBJ Sandro
New guys: HB9FAB Patrick, HB9OBD Luca (JT65.......................)

For the Team
73 de HB9PUE Mauro
 
DL1A   M/2 HP   9,337,4192015-10-28 15:01:26
surprisingly good condx on high bands - and great activity as usual.
See you in CW part.

Maik DJ2QV for the DL1A team
 
FY5KE   M/S LP   14,427,0042015-10-28 15:08:06
After some years in various SO classes and a serious station upgrade in 2013, we
were back in M/S for this issue. For some reasons, we chose the recent LP
category, which was quite new for most of us.

The less we can say is that it's a hard job, especially on the low bands and
during multipliers chases. However, with some patience and tension relievers we
made it throught, except on 160m, were both the propagation and the 100W just
killed us ...

However, we are quite pleased with the result, which is way over the current
one (to be honest, it was our goal). We just hope more and more people will
join this M/S LP.

On behalf the FY5KE team,

Herve F5HRY

Rig :
- 3 x K3 et 2 x TS590
- 10m : 7el + 5el
- 15m : 6el + 5el
- 20m : 5el+ 4el
- 40m : 3el + 2el
- 80m : Dipole apex @24m
- 160m : Shunt fed
- Bev : 80m US, 260m US, 350m EU
 
CN2R   M/2 HP   39,368,2662015-10-28 15:22:07
No Amp on RUN1 big antennas (STN1), for 1st 3 hours. Caused by connection
error.
The entire contest was operated without foot switches.
We used only VOX with the Yaesu radios.
The Lockout box is a solid state custom device.
We used 4 stations and one partner. Three radios could be assigned to one band
during busy times.
The In-band station antennas are located 300 meters from the main antennas.
The OK/OM Ops (OL4A, C5A team) were fantastic operators!
If we had a few more hours of propagation on the high bands we could have had
the M2 record.

Thanks to all for the QSOs, See you in the WPX
 
PU2TES   SOSB/10 LP   45,7502015-10-28 15:45:51
TKS, 73, PU2TES, WAL, CITY CAMPINAS, SÃO PAULO, BRASIL
 
N3MX   SOAB HP   878,9702015-10-28 15:53:30
Limited/Casual effort but lots of fun as always.
 
KK6L   SOAB Classic LP   41,8862015-10-28 16:06:59
Only operated 5.5 hours over the whole weekend. Had a short in my coax that took
forever to track down. Finally had to borrow a friend's SWR meter and built a
new 20m vertical to get back on the air. Was pretty happy after than, since I
worked as far as Hawaii and Japan on 20m after dark from Pennsylvania. Better
try next time, I guess!
 
NF8M   SOAB LP   18,1462015-10-28 16:22:32
Wish I had more time to operate. Sunday's 10 meter condx were great. You just
never know!
 
W3HAC   M/S LP   296,9042015-10-28 17:47:33
Really fun time this year.

The opening on 10 Meters was great.

Look forward to the next contest and more challenges in the future.

Thanks go to our host here which is a church located down the street from the
White House and next door to the Marconi Monument.

See you all next time.

73



Don K6ZO


Bill WA1IVD
 
N4KH   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,7252015-10-28 18:46:21
A sad little entry, but family comes first. Enjoyed what little time I had to
operate, thanks for the QSOs and GL to all.
Jim N4KH
 
VE7XF   SOSB(A)/10 HP   71,5862015-10-28 19:06:28
Got a late start (Sat. AM), so decided to to single band 10m, to see how the
band was holding up this late in the cycle. As it turns out, not well.

I only worked 4 mainland EU stns, and those on Sun. afternoon, with vy weak
sigs and a via skewed path (120 degrees). No AF worked. Condx to JA were good,
and I've never heard so many VKs in a contest.

Absolutely nothing heard from Zones 1 and 2, in spite of seeing them spotted
many times. Skip must have been very long.
I expect the CW section condx will be worse :-(
I think I'll do single band 15m.

I had to give the KPA500 the weekend off, and fire up the AL-1200. An extra
watt means an extra mile, doesn't it?

Ralph, VE7XF
 
TO4K   M/2 HP   21,001,1042015-10-28 20:41:22
What a fun weekend with both friends old and new! We had no idea what to expect
operating from a new location on the island of St. Barths. The path to NA and
EU was a straight water shot. But any other direction - let's say Mother Earth
made a great reflector. We know we left a lot of mults on the table due to
this.

All gear was hand carried to the island. Our villa was located a mere 150'
from the water which allowed the SVDAs to work their magic. Our 80/160 Battle
Creek Special seemed to work well with the exception of having to put it back
in the air at least a 1/2 dozen times. We found the daytime heating kept
expanding the joints of our 18m Spider Pole causing sections to slide down.
Fortunately, we became experts in lowering, adjusting and repositioning that
antenna. Note to self: next time bring hose clamps.

We were told there hadn't been any rain on the island in over 9 months.
Tuesday through Thursday were spectacular weather-wise. However, the
thunderstorms rolled in on Friday and spent most of the weekend lurking about.
The QRN on 80 was a near constant 20 over S9 Friday night. It was a bit better
on Saturday, but still never went below S9. We apologize for being an
alligator on the low bands - it was very difficult to hear. Thanks to
everybody that stuck with us as we pulled calls out one letter at a time
between the crashes.

The rigs were a pair of K3s which performed as K3s do. We also had a pair of
brand new SPE Expert 1.3K solid state amps. They were awesome!

Thanks to everybody that worked us. We had a great time and hope you did as
well.

73 and see you in a future contest.

On behalf of the T04K team - Kelly / N0VD
 
OK1KSO(OK1CF)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   458,6222015-10-28 23:11:05
Part time effort only. Our annual M/S did not materialize due lack of operators.
Stayed alone this year.
It is a great pity that many of us have forgotten how to work split. Between
the terrible splatters here in middle part of Europe it is simply not possible
to listen to weak signals. I use the very long beverages to suppress strong EU
signals, but this time they did not work well. I missed the crosstalk zone this
year and the European stations were very strong throughout the night. I
apologize to all those who are calling me for a long time and I was not able to
properly take their call.

Congratulations to the winners!

2el@25m, beverage USA 600m, JA 300m, PY 300
IC-775, PA

Karel OK1CF
 
WQ6X(@NX6T)   SOSB/15 HP   105,5962015-10-28 23:48:05
I was to be a part of a multi-OP operation running as NX6T.
All operators cancelled so I entered with my own callsign.
While I worked all bands, I chose to submit this log as a single band 15-meter
entry. Unlike previous weekends where 10 & 15 meters were lacking, both
bands were open way past their expected closing time.
Look for me in CQ WW CW; either Single-OP as WQ6X or with the gang at NX6T.
 
XV4Y   SOAB Classic LP   56,2592015-10-29 01:50:17
Log and stats here :
https://www.qscope.org/public/logs/search_results?usr_login=xv4y&contest_name=CQ+WW+SSB+2015
 
S57C   SOAB Classic HP   385,5752015-10-29 02:44:48
Less than 11hours of occasional activity.Solid pile-up from USA on Suday
afternoon.
FT2k, LQ160, INV V 80@10m, INV V 40@12m, 3el. TB @8m
 
II9P   M/S HP   13,353,5282015-10-29 05:09:26
Special tnx to our guests!!!
See you on CW leg.....
Carmelo it9aug.
 
JA8RWU   SOSB(A)/20 HP   618,8002015-10-29 05:26:01
This time I entered SOA20m for the first time and a real ASSISTED
for the FIRST time ever!
Condx was so-so but unfortunately unexpected snow forced me QRT
due to heavy QRN!
So I had to QRT or S&P for real strong stations above 59++ noise.
Very offten almost no ears!
Anyhow fortunately I overcame the JA SOA20m record, but I think
I could not win in JA, even JA8 record in vain...
Maybe next year! 73's --- Akira, JA8RWU
 
HI3TT   SOAB HP   2,159,5202015-10-29 05:31:12
Mis pruebas en este contest eran puramente operativas, bajo las condiciones de
mis antenas de 40m,80m y 160m no podía operar para competicion, asi que la he
pasado super bien y he apredido muchas cosas interesantes, espero poder Operar
este Contest algún dia con antenas adecuadas en todas las bandas.

Gracias a todos por llamar HI3TT y Felicidades a tantos buenos amigos que han
logrado un buen Score y seguro se han divertido muchisimo tambien.

Franky de HI3TT
 
PY2MC   SOAB Classic HP   2,538,5012015-10-29 05:36:58
I enjoyed this contest!
 
HZ1HZ(HZ1HZ(OE1LZA))   SOAB(A) HP   2,567,9922015-10-29 06:53:25
Thanks E77DX for seting up the station for contest!

Thanks for QSOs and CU soon again!

73/88
de HZ1HZ
Laila
 
TF3CY   SOSB/10 HP   199,0532015-10-29 07:58:55
Difficult CDX but had fun - casual contesting ! ;)
73, Benni TF3CY
 
B7P   M/2 HP   5,566,3602015-10-29 08:42:32
Thank QSO in contest, 73, de BA7NQ Terry
 
OT5A(@ON7LR)   M/M HP   16,057,7282015-10-29 09:22:20
Kitchen , Tech and IT Crew supervised by Marc ON5OT

First time we have used N1MMplus . Practically no interuptions . Great software
. Thank You to N1MM and his great crew .You guys are top !!
We had a number of new and some very young operators, we all had a great time .

After more then 25 years of M/M at OT5A we are in a new learning proces and
have many things that have to be adressed and improved .
Check out the webpage www.on7lr.org for pics and online qsl'ing .
Special thanks go to the logistic and IT crews . Thanks ladies and young men .

Next will be CQWPX SSB in March 2016 . Till then ,

Thank You all for calling OT5A .

73 , Jim - ON5UM/OP5T on behalf of the whole OT5A Gang
 
NA9RB   SOAB(A) HP   48,7502015-10-29 09:51:00
Work got in the way of the contest this year but I was able to get on the air
for awhile. Thanks to everyone for the contacts.
 
8P5A(W2SC)   SOAB HP   17,505,1752015-10-29 10:20:09
A bunch of new hardware and software, pouring the base for a tower to replace an
old rusty one, my wife doing her third half marathon the prior Sunday, and the
baseball playoffs all made for a busy time. None of the projects went
perfectly and the net is that I went into he contest more tired, less ready and
the station less stable than usual. While I did lose one of the new home brew
solid state amps at about 26 hours, the contest started well with a 400 hour
and the rate stayed strong all weekend.

The high bands were great but the low bands had very high noise levels. The
first night it was even hard to work other Caribbean stations on 160. Despite
the noise, propagation on 80 was very good with some sustained European runs.

The amp notwithstanding, the rest of the station was flawless and the only
limit was the operator.

Great fun to break 10K Q's again. Thanks to all for the Q's and the moves.

Thank to my wife Kathleen for all of her support. This week was particularly
hard.

QSL vis LoTW or NN1N

73, Tom W2SC
 
W7FSL   M/S HP   1,555,3952015-10-29 10:40:11
Portable activity from Mc dowell mountrain park.

Great fun, hard on low band

Let's do better next year.
http://tinypic.com/r/1z3rslt/9

73 Lionel
 
LA3S(LA3BO)   SOAB(A) LP   1,246,8372015-10-29 10:58:21
Outstanding conds, hope we can have them also in the CW leg.
See you all then!

73,
Svein LA3BO
 
VP5DX(@VP5KE)   M/S HP   11,473,5872015-10-29 11:19:26
Arrived at the station to find we had taken a direct lightning hit.
Even as everything was disconnected, there were arc marks and blackened parts
on things all over the place.
Bottom line, SteppIR had 3 open stepper motors and controller and power supply
bad. In the garbage.
Icom 756 Pro, no receive and no IF 232 output.
TS-950 completely dead, problem is on the micro pcb.
2 - Window 7 desktops mother boards bad, 1 Desktop power supply dead.
Coax on Main tower blown open in a few places. (Was not connected at station
end)
2 routers bad.
Ended up using another TS-950 and a TS-930. No computer control. Got 1 XP
desktop running and another laptop we had brought along. External monitor quit
after the 1st 2 hours of the contest.
Well the amps worked and we put some antennas together and finally got on the
air. A lot to fix for next year. We also might have time to put up more
antennas and beverages next year and improve the score.
What fun we had working as best as possible with limited equipment.
 
IQ3RK   M/S LP   2,463,0002015-10-29 12:04:14
Sommario QSO/Punti

BANDA QSO CTY ZON DUP PUNTI MEDIA
----------------------------------------
160 66 38 5 2 70 1,06
80 231 55 9 2 264 1,14
40 303 99 23 2 494 1,63
20 444 113 32 1 915 2,06
15 379 120 33 2 788 2,08
10 452 121 34 1 1081 2,39
----------------------------------------
TOT 1875 546 136 10 3612 1,93

Punteggio: 3612 Punti/QSO x 682 Mlt. = 2.463.384 Punti




QSO per Continente

EU: 979 ( 52,2 %)
AS: 228 ( 12,2 %)
AF: 75 ( 4,0 %)
OC: 33 ( 1,8 %)
NA: 465 ( 24,8 %)
SA: 93 ( 5,0 %)




Migliori Rates

Migliori QSO/ora QSO Periodo Ora
10 min 144 24 1555...1604 25/10
20 min 111 37 1555...1614 25/10
30 min 108 54 1844...1913 25/10
60 min 90 90 1508...1607 25/10
120 min 76 152 1432...1630 25/10
 
SP5KAB   M/S HP   690,8942015-10-29 12:40:16
AFAIK this was the first time since early 1960s that our club took part in CQWW
SSB. We had lots of fun. Encountered some technical problems when our PS and
antenna switch controller went south but thanks to SQ5NHL and SQ8JMDs skills we
managed to overcome and get back on the air.
 
OL3R(OK1VWK)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   781,6252015-10-29 13:02:29
Still with old setup. Nice LP run to VK/ZL first day. CU in next time.

5elOWA
TH5MKII
Deltaloop
FT1kMPMKV + single OMPower

Continents

| EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
-------------------------------------------------------
| 54.5% | 27.2% | 2.1% | 1.2% | 11.3% | 3.6% |
-------------------------------------------------------


QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | |
-----------------
| 00 | 30 |
| 01 | 10 |
| 02 | 15 |
| 03 | 9 |
| 04 | |
| 05 | 55 |
| 06 | 155 |
| 07 | 75 |
| 08 | 133 |
| 09 | 7 |
| 10 | 2 |
| 11 | 127 |
| 12 | 23 |
| 13 | 141 |
| 14 | 138 |
| 15 | 126 |
| 16 | 59 |
| 17 | 67 |
| 18 | 75 |
| 19 | 3 |
| 20 | |
| 21 | |
| 22 | |
| 23 | |
| 00 | 2 |
| 01 | 4 |
| 02 | 11 |
| 03 | 2 |
| 04 | 4 |
| 05 | 19 |
| 06 | 31 |
| 07 | 25 |
| 08 | 46 |
| 09 | 84 |
| 10 | 67 |
| 11 | 108 |
| 12 | 73 |
| 13 | 100 |
| 14 | 109 |
| 15 | 98 |
| 16 | 72 |
| 17 | 16 |
| 18 | 49 |
| 19 | 45 |
| 20 | 7 |
| 21 | 1 |
| 22 | |
| 23 | |
-----------------
| | 2223 |
 
S56M(@S5ØG)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   399,1702015-10-29 13:43:07
Special kind of torture, this LP...:-)

Thaks for patience.


73 de Vito, S56M
 
DL2ARD   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,790,1002015-10-29 14:16:04
Setup : FT 1k MKV / K3 + PA
Ant : 6ele+6ele+6ele on 3 towers

Tnx for the QSO's .
Condx on sunday better than saturday. Good signals from JA (470) and high
activity from YB/BY area.
USA -1480 , VE - 120 , band closing 19:00 UTC saturday and 20:00 UTC on
sunday.

73 de Oliver
dl2ard
 
VE7GL   M/S HP   5,005,3902015-10-29 15:06:02
Poor conditions, in particular on 160M through 40M. Other bands were ok.
 
D7ØLW   M/M HP   2,446,2302015-10-29 15:19:52
We tried to breakdown old M/S HP record in HL, but result was not enough a
few..
Finally decided to submit our log into M/M.
Unexpected 10m opening made an excitement and our money band 15m also.
It was amazing we could work TO4K(=FJ), HI3K, KP2M, TO2M and other West Indies
easily. The pirates of the Caribbean is mostly tough to get from Korea.
Thanks to everyone did call and listen us. We are going back to CW in
November.

IC-765, IC-735 + SDR-IQ
TL-922, ACOM-1011
20/15/10m Hexbeam @ 15m over rooftop
80/40/20/15/10m slopped end fed half wave wire(EF-8010W)@ 40mH highend
N1MM logger+
Heil headsets
 
ED7O(EA7EU)   SOSB/80 HP   120,6962015-10-29 15:51:13
First CQWW with the new call for Hambuy Contest Station.

During this CQWW we have been using our new MomoBeam MB1 80V vertical antenna,
with a great perfomance during all the contest. Great product. Plug &
Play.First class material and develop.

More Qsos are comming step by step, year by year. We are working very hard in a
very serius and amazing proyect sponsored by several greats supporting firms
like MomoBeam, RemoteQth, OM Power all over the great management of Juanma
EC5AN from www.hambuy.es

On this time ED7O used:
Main Rig: Yaesu FT2000
Antenna: MomoBeam MB1 80V. Vertical
Amplifier OM POWER OM 2200A
Mike: Heil Sound Pro7

Many many thanks to all the station who make the Qso with ED7O, will be a
please to have a Qso with you during the next contest, PLEASE CALL US!!!

Mni 73

ED7O
Operated buy EA7EU
@ED7O_Hambuy
 
N1KWF   SOAB(A) HP   4,7262015-10-29 16:41:16
Horrible cold kept me out.
 
W7ZP   SOAB Rookie LP   13,5202015-10-29 17:12:44
Great Contest! Had fun showing the family my first CQ WW SSB contest. Look
forward to doing this again next year.
 
WE3C   M/M HP   20,509,6322015-10-29 17:49:35
The 2015 running of The Big One at WE3C was the maiden voyage of some new
hardware, including a 1/1 full-size dipole array on 80 fixed NE/SW, and a new 4
stack of 8 element 10m yagis. We were disappointed in the poor conditions on
80m for the test run, but the new antenna worked well to our estimation. 10m
was a surprise, and we were delighted to be using the new array on a hot band.

We welcomed Wayne W3EA, Glenn K3PP and Steve NY3B to the team, and were happy
that Walt WA3LRO traveled in from CA for the event. Lots of training and new
knowledge was gained by our all-FRC club team. And, it was a fun weekend filled
with lots of camaraderie and radio operating talking to friends around the
world.

The WE3C Team is very much looking forward to the CW contest, with fingers
crossed for conditions as least as good as the SSB weekend.

Thanks to our great competitors, the contest sponsors, and to all who called
and answered us.

73 - Dave N3RD for Team WE3C


Band QSO Pts ZONE CTY Operators
1.8 186 266 16 50 KF3B+WE3C
3.5 662 1643 25 95 WA3LRO+W3EA
7 1232 3225 33 123 KQ3V+K3PP
14 2323 6236 39 160 K9RS+NN3Q+K3CT
21 2519 7206 40 154 N3RD+K3TEJ
28 1412 3888 33 145 NY3B+K3CT+WE3C
Total 8334 22464 186 727

Band Equipment (single Alpha 8410s all bands)
1.8 Pair IC-7800s, Flex 6700, 4SQR, Bev RX
3.5 Pair IC-7800s, Phased Dipoles, 4SQR, Bev RX
7 Pair IC-7800s, 40M4 Two stack, 40M4XL, 4SQR, Bev RX
14 IC-7851, IC-7700, 20M6 & 20M5 Four Stacks, TH7s RX
21 Pair IC-7700s, 15M8 Four Stack, 15M6 Three Stack, TH7s RX
28 Pair IC-7700s, 10M8 Four Stack, 10M5 Three Stack, TH7s RX


Note: Below analysis data from different programs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 138 178 230 340 204 192 1282 15.5
South America 4 22 40 126 97 205 494 6.0
Europe 35 436 872 1581 1800 904 5628 67.8
Asia 0 4 30 181 324 33 572 6.9
Africa 6 10 27 41 40 39 163 2.0
Oceania 1 9 27 38 44 38 157 1.9
--------------------------------------------------------------


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 26 37 64 123 76 8 334 334 4.0
0100 18 49 40 87 35 4 233 567 6.8
0200 15 53 43 56 1 0 168 735 8.9
0300 7 75 45 42 0 0 169 904 10.9
0400 10 56 55 14 0 0 135 1039 12.5
0500 9 38 59 4 0 0 110 1149 13.9
0600 12 22 41 3 0 0 78 1227 14.8
0700 6 39 41 5 0 0 91 1318 15.9
0800 9 17 21 6 0 0 53 1371 16.5
0900 3 15 9 5 0 0 32 1403 16.9
1000 8 21 9 90 14 0 142 1545 18.6
1100 4 10 11 96 155 18 294 1839 22.2
1200 0 0 14 116 207 63 400 2239 27.0
1300 0 0 18 60 187 151 416 2655 32.0
1400 0 0 7 30 124 110 271 2926 35.3
1500 0 0 0 19 136 76 231 3157 38.1
1600 0 0 4 50 108 74 236 3393 40.9
1700 0 0 0 41 103 29 173 3566 43.0
1800 0 0 0 74 81 17 172 3738 45.1
1900 0 1 7 104 71 62 245 3983 48.0
2000 0 0 32 126 36 38 232 4215 50.8
2100 0 1 33 100 40 31 205 4420 53.3
2200 0 5 26 52 59 15 157 4577 55.2
2300 7 5 29 52 28 13 134 4711 56.8
0000 4 8 47 50 29 0 138 4849 58.4
0100 2 5 48 45 5 0 105 4954 59.7
0200 0 18 41 41 0 0 100 5054 60.9
0300 3 19 30 22 0 0 74 5128 61.8
0400 4 38 59 16 0 0 117 5245 63.2
0500 6 38 80 9 0 0 133 5378 64.8
0600 5 19 50 3 0 0 77 5455 65.8
0700 8 24 95 6 0 0 133 5588 67.4
0800 3 11 53 3 0 0 70 5658 68.2
0900 4 10 8 12 0 0 34 5692 68.6
1000 8 6 4 24 2 0 44 5736 69.1
1100 2 0 3 110 67 12 194 5930 71.5
1200 0 0 0 70 151 29 250 6180 74.5
1300 0 0 0 53 99 48 200 6380 76.9
1400 0 0 0 27 92 128 247 6627 79.9
1500 0 0 0 17 97 108 222 6849 82.6
1600 0 0 0 38 89 102 229 7078 85.3
1700 0 0 0 36 101 96 233 7311 88.1
1800 0 0 8 112 49 36 205 7516 90.6
1900 0 0 9 63 85 33 190 7706 92.9
2000 0 2 22 64 25 46 159 7865 94.8
2100 0 1 12 72 54 37 176 8041 96.9
2200 1 9 29 35 52 24 150 8191 98.7
2300 0 7 20 24 51 3 105 8296 100.0
------------------------------------------------------

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.0
3V 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
4J 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
4L 0 0 1 2 0 1 4 0.0
4O 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.1
4X 0 0 3 7 3 3 16 0.2
5B 0 1 2 5 4 2 14 0.2
5H 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
5R 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
5W 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6W 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.0
6Y 0 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.1
7X 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
8P 1 1 1 4 4 3 14 0.2
8R 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
9A 2 9 17 20 22 17 87 1.0
9H 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.1
9J 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9K 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.1
9M2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.0
9M6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9V 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
A3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
A6 0 0 2 4 3 2 11 0.1
A7 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.1
A9 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 0.1
AP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BY 0 0 0 13 9 0 22 0.3
C3 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
C5 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
C9 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.1
CE 0 2 2 16 7 17 44 0.5
CE0Y 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CM 0 1 2 6 10 7 26 0.3
CN 2 3 3 3 5 5 21 0.3
CP 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
CT 2 3 9 12 17 11 54 0.7
CT3 1 1 1 2 5 3 13 0.2
CU 2 4 1 7 5 6 25 0.3
CX 0 0 2 6 9 11 28 0.3
D2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
D4 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
DL 2 89 154 231 304 188 968 11.7
DU 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 0.1
E4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
E5/s 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
E7 0 2 3 6 4 1 16 0.2
EA 4 32 48 89 99 77 349 4.2
EA6 0 0 2 2 3 2 9 0.1
EA8 2 3 9 9 9 8 40 0.5
EA9 0 1 2 2 1 1 7 0.1
EI 5 6 13 17 14 5 60 0.7
EK 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.0
EL 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ER 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 0.1
ES 0 2 4 9 9 7 31 0.4
EU 0 4 11 13 15 6 49 0.6
EX 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
F 1 29 50 79 81 61 301 3.6
FG 0 1 0 1 1 2 5 0.1
FJ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
FM 0 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.1
FR 0 1 1 3 3 1 9 0.1
FS 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
FY 0 2 1 2 2 2 9 0.1
G 1 32 69 147 141 23 413 5.0
GD 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
GI 0 4 7 13 7 0 31 0.4
GJ 0 1 1 0 2 1 5 0.1
GM/s 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.1
GM 2 6 12 23 18 3 64 0.8
GU 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
GW 1 2 7 10 10 1 31 0.4
HA 0 8 15 17 19 13 72 0.9
HB 0 10 18 34 26 16 104 1.3
HB0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
HC 1 1 1 4 2 2 11 0.1
HH 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
HI 1 2 2 2 4 4 15 0.2
HK 1 1 2 5 3 2 14 0.2
HK0/a 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
HL 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0.1
HP 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 0.1
HR 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
HS 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 0.1
HZ 0 0 1 1 3 1 6 0.1
I 2 25 63 122 160 120 492 5.9
IG9 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.0
IS 0 1 2 6 2 3 14 0.2
IT9 1 3 6 17 15 9 51 0.6
J6 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
JA 0 1 11 47 244 10 313 3.8
JW 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
K 77 81 119 190 72 77 616 7.4
KG4 1 1 1 2 1 2 8 0.1
KH0 0 0 2 1 2 2 7 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 1 4 1 7 0.1
KH6 1 7 9 6 12 14 49 0.6
KL 0 1 2 10 10 1 24 0.3
KP2 3 4 3 4 5 8 27 0.3
KP4 1 4 6 12 7 12 42 0.5
LA 0 6 14 22 21 3 66 0.8
LU 0 2 2 19 14 48 85 1.0
LX 1 2 3 5 5 3 19 0.2
LY 0 4 11 20 25 7 67 0.8
LZ 1 3 12 16 18 10 60 0.7
OA 0 0 1 1 2 3 7 0.1
OD 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
OE 0 4 14 19 25 22 84 1.0
OH 0 2 8 46 56 6 118 1.4
OH0 0 2 1 3 4 1 11 0.1
OK 1 17 26 27 50 29 150 1.8
OM 0 7 4 14 10 8 43 0.5
ON 1 12 16 40 46 30 145 1.7
OY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OZ 1 10 13 24 24 7 79 1.0
P4 0 3 4 4 4 4 19 0.2
PA 1 14 36 93 73 36 253 3.0
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
PJ4 1 2 2 2 2 2 11 0.1
PJ7 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
PY 0 4 15 52 36 96 203 2.4
PY0F 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
PZ 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
S0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
S5 1 12 27 37 37 15 129 1.6
SM 0 7 14 34 41 6 102 1.2
SP 0 24 50 66 100 34 274 3.3
SU 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
SV 0 1 4 13 16 5 39 0.5
SV5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SV9 0 1 0 3 2 1 7 0.1
T8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 3 7 6 4 20 0.2
*TA1 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0.1
TF 0 1 3 5 6 3 18 0.2
TG 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
TI 1 3 1 3 5 3 16 0.2
TK 0 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.1
TR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TT 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TY 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
UA 0 3 26 98 125 39 291 3.5
UA2 0 2 4 4 3 2 15 0.2
UA9 0 0 1 59 23 1 84 1.0
UN 0 0 1 3 3 0 7 0.1
UR 1 9 34 48 52 25 169 2.0
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
V3 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
V4 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.1
V5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
V6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
V7 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
V8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
VE 42 64 79 75 58 43 361 4.4
VK 0 0 12 15 8 12 47 0.6
VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
VP2V 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
VP5 2 2 2 1 2 2 11 0.1
VP8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VP9 1 1 1 3 2 0 8 0.1
VR 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
VU 0 0 0 12 10 2 24 0.3
XE 2 2 1 6 6 7 24 0.3
XW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
YA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
YB 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 0.1
YL 0 2 4 9 10 4 29 0.3
YN 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
YO 0 8 15 25 36 18 102 1.2
YS 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
YU 0 8 9 17 22 7 63 0.8
YV 0 3 4 6 11 9 33 0.4
Z3 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.1
*Z6 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.1
ZA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
ZD7 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
ZF 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZL 0 2 2 7 3 7 21 0.3
ZP 0 0 1 3 1 4 9 0.1
ZS 0 0 2 9 7 6 24 0.3
 
NM2O   SOAB(A) LP   322,5882015-10-29 19:29:08
Very limited time. Station is under construction, still using multi-band dipole.
 
KG6SVF   SOAB LP   58,5582015-10-29 19:36:28
[log removed from comments]

ZF2AHSTART-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: SJV
CALLSIGN: KG6SVF
CLUB: W6SF
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 58558
OPERATORS: KG6SVF
NAME: DAVE MARSON
ADDRESS: 2070 MIDDLEFIELD AVE.
ADDRESS-CITY: STOCKTON
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: CA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 95204
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE: NO
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5245.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
K5TR   SOAB(A) HP   6,298,8452015-10-29 19:54:01
Another fine CQ WW contest. I decided to try something different this time -
assisted - it was different. I think I like tuning the bands on my own but it
was still fun and I got to work a lot of DX. The first 24 hours of the contest
were tough and the rain and thunderstorms made it noisy and I was sure I would
be off the air for many hours. As it turned out I only had one storm that shut
me down for an hour.

Amazing score by N5DX - I was watching his spots and he seemed to be doing all
the right things.

Always fun to play radio with friends all over the world.


Contest Dates : 24-Oct-15, 25-Oct-15
Callsign Used : K5TR

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
___________________________________________________________

160SSB 24 24 55 18 10
80SSB 94 94 243 61 21
40SSB 589 581 1513 111 30
20SSB 374 373 887 122 36
15SSB 1380 1367 3392 141 37
10SSB 854 847 2275 132 34
___________________________________________________________

Totals 3315 3286 8365 585 168

Final Score = 6298845 points.


Station:
http://www.k5tr.net/
2x Elecraft K3 radios (tnx k5ot)
2x AL-1500 amps
trlinux - http://kkn.net/trlinux

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

80 - Half wave sloping dipoles - sloped NE, NW from 120'
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long
- Shared Apex RX Loop Array

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

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

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

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


HR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOTAL SCORE
-- ----- ------- -------- -------- -------- -------- ------ --------- -----
0 --- --- --- --- 32/33 76/27 108/60 108/60 0.02M
1 --- --- --- 30/38 108/3 1/0 139/41 247/101 0.07M
2 --- --- 10/10 35/30 45/13 --- 90/53 337/154 0.14M
3 --- --- 49/41 8/5 --- --- 57/46 394/200 0.22M
4 --- 19/24 9/8 4/1 --- --- 32/33 426/233 0.27M
5 --- 8/7 32/11 5/3 --- --- 45/21 471/254 0.32M
6 8/13 2/2 21/10 --- --- --- 31/25 502/279 0.38M
7 2/1 15/14 22/11 --- --- --- 39/26 541/305 0.44M
8 1/0 3/4 51/9 --- --- --- 55/13 596/318 0.51M
9 2/4 3/3 22/0 --- --- --- 27/7 623/325 0.54M
10 --- 8/4 19/4 --- --- --- 27/8 650/333 0.58M
11 --- 1/0 93/12 --- --- --- 94/12 744/345 0.69M
12 --- 3/1 25/2 15/16 --- --- 43/19 787/364 0.76M
13 --- --- --- --- 54/53 40/39 94/92 881/456 1.08M
14 --- --- --- --- 20/13 97/25 117/38 998/494 1.34M
15 --- --- --- --- 17/11 53/38 70/49 1068/543 1.57M
16 --- --- --- --- 116/4 2/2 118/6 1186/549 1.74M
17 --- --- --- --- 94/2 5/3 99/5 1285/554 1.87M
18 --- --- --- 22/19 27/10 5/3 54/32 1339/586 2.07M
19 --- --- --- 8/1 14/4 59/7 81/12 1420/598 2.24M
20 --- --- --- 18/7 37/8 2/1 57/16 1477/614 2.37M
21 --- --- --- 2/2 87/5 9/0 98/7 1575/621 2.50M
22 --- --- --- 5/5 31/3 87/0 123/8 1698/629 2.69M
23 --- --- --- 3/3 15/1 51/1 69/5 1767/634 2.82M
0 --- --- 2/2 7/6 2/0 28/0 39/8 1806/642 2.92M
1 --- --- 9/7 5/5 26/1 1/0 41/13 1847/655 3.06M
2 --- --- --- 107/1 1/1 --- 108/2 1955/657 3.21M
3 --- 2/2 1/1 5/3 --- --- 8/6 1963/663 3.25M
4 3/2 12/10 --- --- --- --- 15/12 1978/675 3.34M
5 5/4 4/4 --- 1/0 --- --- 10/8 1988/683 3.39M
6 1/1 3/1 8/1 4/2 --- --- 16/5 2004/688 3.45M
7 --- --- 85/4 --- --- --- 85/4 2089/692 3.60M
8 1/1 1/1 60/0 --- --- --- 62/2 2151/694 3.73M
9 --- 3/1 49/1 --- --- --- 52/2 2203/696 3.84M
10 --- 3/0 7/2 --- --- --- 10/2 2213/698 3.87M
11 1/2 4/4 4/2 --- --- --- 9/8 2222/706 3.93M
12 --- --- --- 50/3 --- --- 50/3 2272/709 4.04M
13 --- --- --- 3/1 106/2 8/6 117/9 2389/718 4.33M
14 --- --- --- --- 74/1 42/3 116/4 2505/722 4.59M
15 --- --- --- --- 83/3 56/2 139/5 2644/727 4.89M
16 --- --- --- --- 13/0 63/0 76/0 2720/727 5.04M
17 --- --- --- 5/1 27/0 33/5 65/6 2785/733 5.22M
18 --- --- --- --- 111/2 --- 111/2 2896/735 5.43M
19 --- --- --- 5/1 108/1 1/1 114/3 3010/738 5.66M
20 --- --- --- 19/1 28/3 6/0 53/4 3063/742 5.78M
21 --- --- --- 3/3 52/0 32/0 87/3 3150/745 5.97M
22 --- --- --- 4/1 35/1 18/0 57/2 3207/747 6.10M
23 --- --- 3/3 --- 4/0 72/3 79/6 3286/753 6.30M
D1 13/18 62/59 353/118 155/130 697/163 487/146 1767/634
D2 11/10 32/23 228/23 218/28 670/15 360/20 1519/119
TO 24/28 94/82 581/141 373/158 1367/178 847/166 3286/753



Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: K5TR
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: K5TR

--> 4U1WB has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 0 32 76 108 108 3.3
0100 0 0 0 30 108 1 139 247 7.5
0200 0 0 10 35 45 0 90 337 10.3
0300 0 0 49 8 0 0 57 394 12.0
0400 0 19 9 4 0 0 32 426 13.0
0500 0 8 32 5 0 0 45 471 14.3
0600 8 2 21 0 0 0 31 502 15.3
0700 2 15 22 0 0 0 39 541 16.5
0800 1 3 51 0 0 0 55 596 18.1
0900 2 3 22 0 0 0 27 623 19.0
1000 0 8 19 0 0 0 27 650 19.8
1100 0 1 93 0 0 0 94 744 22.6
1200 0 3 25 15 0 0 43 787 24.0
1300 0 0 0 0 54 40 94 881 26.8
1400 0 0 0 0 20 97 117 998 30.4
1500 0 0 0 0 17 53 70 1068 32.5
1600 0 0 0 0 116 2 118 1186 36.1
1700 0 0 0 0 94 5 99 1285 39.1
1800 0 0 0 22 27 5 54 1339 40.7
1900 0 0 0 8 14 59 81 1420 43.2
2000 0 0 0 18 37 2 57 1477 44.9
2100 0 0 0 2 87 9 98 1575 47.9
2200 0 0 0 5 31 87 123 1698 51.7
2300 0 0 0 3 15 51 69 1767 53.8
0000 0 0 2 7 2 28 39 1806 55.0
0100 0 0 9 5 26 1 41 1847 56.2
0200 0 0 0 107 1 0 108 1955 59.5
0300 0 2 1 5 0 0 8 1963 59.7
0400 3 12 0 0 0 0 15 1978 60.2
0500 5 4 0 1 0 0 10 1988 60.5
0600 1 3 8 4 0 0 16 2004 61.0
0700 0 0 85 0 0 0 85 2089 63.6
0800 1 1 60 0 0 0 62 2151 65.5
0900 0 3 49 0 0 0 52 2203 67.0
1000 0 3 7 0 0 0 10 2213 67.3
1100 1 4 4 0 0 0 9 2222 67.6
1200 0 0 0 50 0 0 50 2272 69.1
1300 0 0 0 3 106 8 117 2389 72.7
1400 0 0 0 0 74 42 116 2505 76.2
1500 0 0 0 0 83 56 139 2644 80.5
1600 0 0 0 0 13 63 76 2720 82.8
1700 0 0 0 5 27 33 65 2785 84.8
1800 0 0 0 0 111 0 111 2896 88.1
1900 0 0 0 5 108 1 114 3010 91.6
2000 0 0 0 19 28 6 53 3063 93.2
2100 0 0 0 3 52 32 87 3150 95.9
2200 0 0 0 4 35 18 57 3207 97.6
2300 0 0 3 0 4 72 79 3286 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 24 94 581 373 1367 847 3286

Gross QSOs=3315 Dupes=29 Net QSOs=3286

Unique callsigns worked = 2490

The best 60 minute rate was 151/hour from 1433 to 1532
The best 30 minute rate was 196/hour from 1312 to 1341
The best 10 minute rate was 276/hour from 1326 to 1335

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 1 times.
6 QSOs/minute 6 times.
5 QSOs/minute 25 times.
4 QSOs/minute 105 times.
3 QSOs/minute 281 times.
2 QSOs/minute 538 times.
1 QSOs/minute 779 times.


----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 14 37 119 123 335 149 777 23.6
South America 5 13 18 26 60 123 245 7.5
Europe 0 24 158 138 646 316 1282 39.0
Asia 0 8 220 62 256 190 736 22.4
Africa 4 6 11 12 26 17 76 2.3
Oceania 1 6 55 11 44 52 169 5.1
??? 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 24 94 581 373 1367 847 3286


------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3A 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
3V 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
4L 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4O 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.2
4W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
5B 0 0 1 2 3 1 7 0.2
5R 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
5W 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6Y 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.2
8P 0 1 1 2 4 1 9 0.3
9A 0 1 4 3 9 10 27 0.8
9H 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9K 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
9M2 0 0 2 0 1 1 4 0.1
9M6 0 0 1 0 1 3 5 0.2
9V 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A6 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
A7 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.2
A9 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
BV 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
BY 0 0 3 2 10 3 18 0.5
C3 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
C9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
CE 0 1 1 1 7 13 23 0.7
CM 0 1 2 2 5 5 15 0.5
CN 2 2 3 3 4 4 18 0.5
CT 0 1 6 4 9 7 27 0.8
CT3 1 1 1 1 3 2 9 0.3
CU 0 1 1 1 4 1 8 0.2
CX 0 0 1 1 6 8 16 0.5
D2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
D4 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.1
DL 0 1 17 9 94 49 170 5.2
DU 0 0 4 0 2 2 8 0.2
E5/n 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
E5/s 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
E7 0 1 1 2 1 2 7 0.2
EA 0 2 12 8 33 35 90 2.7
EA6 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.1
EA8 1 2 3 2 10 3 21 0.6
EA9 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
EI 0 1 7 2 11 6 27 0.8
EK 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ER 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ES 0 0 1 4 5 2 12 0.4
EU 0 0 1 1 6 1 9 0.3
EX 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
F 0 2 12 9 37 17 77 2.3
FG 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
FJ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
FM 0 1 1 3 2 2 9 0.3
FR 0 0 0 1 3 2 6 0.2
FS 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
FY 0 2 1 2 2 2 9 0.3
G 0 1 12 5 49 24 91 2.8
GD 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
GI 0 0 0 1 5 2 8 0.2
GJ 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.1
*GM/s 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
GM 0 0 2 2 9 6 19 0.6
GU 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
GW 0 1 2 1 7 2 13 0.4
HA 0 1 5 3 5 4 18 0.5
HB 0 1 4 2 7 7 21 0.6
HB0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
HC 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.2
HH 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
HI 0 2 2 1 2 2 9 0.3
HK 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.2
HK0/a 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
HL 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0.2
HP 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.2
HR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
HS 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.2
HZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
I 0 1 14 10 63 37 125 3.8
IS 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 0.1
*IT9 0 1 3 3 9 3 19 0.6
J6 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
JA 0 7 206 17 210 174 614 18.7
JT 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
JW 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
K 2 2 57 54 186 59 360 11.0
KG4 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
KH0 0 1 2 1 2 2 8 0.2
KH2 0 0 2 0 2 2 6 0.2
KH6 1 4 12 1 9 10 37 1.1
KL 1 1 6 5 11 3 27 0.8
KP2 0 2 2 1 3 3 11 0.3
KP4 0 2 3 1 4 8 18 0.5
LA 0 0 2 1 11 2 16 0.5
LU 0 1 1 1 8 31 42 1.3
LX 0 1 1 1 3 1 7 0.2
LY 0 0 0 3 7 1 11 0.3
LZ 0 1 3 3 6 10 23 0.7
OA 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
OD 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
OE 0 1 1 1 8 3 14 0.4
OH 0 0 2 2 14 1 19 0.6
OH0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
OK 0 1 2 3 15 4 25 0.8
OM 0 0 3 1 7 3 14 0.4
ON 0 1 4 3 13 8 29 0.9
OZ 0 0 3 1 9 1 14 0.4
P4 0 2 2 1 3 2 10 0.3
PA 0 1 4 3 19 10 37 1.1
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
PJ4 1 2 2 2 2 2 11 0.3
PJ7 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
PY 0 1 2 8 18 51 80 2.4
PY0F 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
PZ 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
S0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
S5 0 0 3 5 18 4 30 0.9
SM 0 0 2 3 12 1 18 0.5
SP 0 0 8 7 37 2 54 1.6
SV 0 0 2 2 5 11 20 0.6
SV5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SV9 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
T8 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
TA 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
*TA1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TF 0 0 0 2 4 1 7 0.2
TG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TI 0 1 1 1 3 2 8 0.2
TK 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
UA 0 0 1 11 30 4 46 1.4
UA2 0 0 1 1 4 2 8 0.2
UA9 0 1 1 23 10 2 37 1.1
UN 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0.1
UR 0 0 1 2 15 3 21 0.6
V2 1 0 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
V3 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
V4 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
V6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
V7 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.1
V8 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
VE 5 14 30 36 92 41 218 6.6
VK 0 0 15 4 9 13 41 1.2
VP2M 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
VP2V 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
VP5 1 1 2 1 2 2 9 0.3
VP8 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
VP9 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.2
VR 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.1
VU 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
XE 1 1 1 1 3 1 8 0.2
YB 0 0 10 1 8 9 28 0.9
YL 0 0 1 1 6 1 9 0.3
YN 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
YO 0 0 1 2 11 6 20 0.6
YS 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
YU 0 1 1 2 12 6 22 0.7
YV 1 1 2 1 7 7 19 0.6
Z3 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
*Z6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
ZD7 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
ZF 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZL 0 0 6 1 4 9 20 0.6
ZP 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.2
ZS 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
??? 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 24 94 581 373 1367 847 3286

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 0 15 93 58 339 185 690 21.0
25 0 7 208 17 214 174 620 18.9
15 0 8 55 55 227 92 437 13.3
04 4 10 38 48 102 26 228 6.9
05 1 3 22 25 105 30 186 5.7
03 3 2 25 19 68 43 160 4.9
08 4 16 21 18 33 35 127 3.9
11 0 1 3 10 19 54 87 2.6
20 0 1 7 14 32 33 87 2.6
16 0 0 3 13 49 9 74 2.3
09 4 8 10 10 18 15 65 2.0
13 0 1 3 2 14 39 59 1.8
33 4 6 10 8 20 10 58 1.8
28 0 0 15 3 13 14 45 1.4
31 1 5 13 1 10 11 41 1.2
30 0 0 13 3 7 12 35 1.1
01 1 1 7 5 15 5 34 1.0
07 0 3 3 7 8 9 30 0.9
27 0 1 9 1 8 6 25 0.8
32 0 0 6 3 6 9 24 0.7
24 0 0 4 2 12 5 23 0.7
12 0 1 1 1 7 13 23 0.7
18 0 0 0 15 4 0 19 0.6
21 0 0 2 4 7 3 16 0.5
17 0 0 0 12 2 0 14 0.4
19 0 1 1 1 5 2 10 0.3
10 1 1 1 3 2 2 10 0.3
40 0 0 0 3 5 1 9 0.3
06 1 1 1 1 3 1 8 0.2
39 0 0 0 1 4 2 7 0.2
02 0 2 2 1 2 0 7 0.2
29 0 0 2 1 2 1 6 0.2
26 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.2
36 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 0.2
22 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
38 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
23 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
35 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.1
37 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 24 94 581 373 1367 847 3286

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2019
2 bands 279
3 bands 105
4 bands 52
5 bands 24
6 bands 11

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

KL7RA KH6J CR3A VP9I TO4K PJ4Q
HK1NA CN2AA CN2R VP2V/N3DXX PJ2T

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 6 12 315 189 965 532
 
D4C(HB9DUR)   SOSB/40 HP   1,494,6642015-10-29 20:18:53
As the D4C contest station was not fully ready for a M/X effort due to the
reconstruction activities post Hurricane Fred that caused damages to Antennas,
Towers and coax Cables, two SB entry have been planned.

The idea was 10m and 20m but once on site, the high level of interferences
between 10m and 20m would have compromise the D4Z (IZ4DPV) entry on 10m.
HB9DUR and IZ4DPV have struggled for two days in trying to remove interferences
with significant results but still not optimal. This situation was caused again
by the visit of Hurricane Fred.

Therefore, the decision to change D4C (HB9DUR) entry from 20m to 40m was
taken.

This has been the first effort in a CQWW competition with a complete new
antenna setup on 40m installed on March 2015 already tested during CQWPX 2015.

I am happy with this results. Being far from EU it's sometimes really difficult
to keep an adequate clear run frequency.

setup:
3el wire Yagi towards EU Made by momobeam
3el wire Yagi towards USA Made by momobeam


We thanks MOMOBEAM for being our sponsor of such well performing antennas.

CU IN THE CW LEG in a Multi effort.

73, Andrea HB9DUR
 
LU2DKT   SOSB/160 HP   8882015-10-29 20:51:05
Hi to all, conditions on 160 were very poor and with high QRN on both nights.
EF8S had a very strong and consistent signal just a little louder than CN2AA.
PJ2T was not even close as loud as usual. Only 3 stations from USA were heard
and worked.
UT5AS and IO4C had also a good signal.
IH9A was loud as LZ9W but didn't hear me in spite of dozens of calls.
It is always tough from here but I hope next year propagation improve a little
bit more on low band.
I was testing an spitfire antenna and finally it started working. I will place
my experience on topband reflector and I hope next year to be operating with
it.
Meet you on the CW test.....'73 to all Eddie.-
 
K7DR   SOAB Classic LP   57,1202015-10-29 22:49:12
IC-735 100w
GP Very for 10m
Sloping dipole on 20m
N1NN+
 
YT1A   SOSB/20 HP   724,0002015-10-30 00:49:32
thanks to all callers,
5/5 beams,4 el.quad
a lot of problem from local noise,
73,vlad
 
D4Z(IZ4DPV)   SOSB/10 HP   3,386,8882015-10-30 03:58:02
on the first day and 'was great with very strong signals from Europe and from
the United States, in the evening with strong signals this w6 / w7 and pacific
aera up at 23.00 utc.
Sunday slight decrease in propagation but always with signals above to s9.
thanks to all those that I have connected 10mt.
73 max iz4dpv
 
IK7HTB   SOAB HP   689,5202015-10-30 07:13:59
The best Contest of the Year! Good propagation on all the bands
 
PS2T(PY2ZEA)   SOAB Classic HP   2,377,5362015-10-30 07:26:49
Trying out the new 24h Classic Class. Seems to be FB for us old entrants!

The PS2T station is basically designed for MS and M2. However, this time there
were just two operators avalaible for CQ WW SSB.

We therefore decided to make two independent Classic entries, PY2MC and PS2T,
both operating simultaneously in the same shack.

There was even a lot of time remaining for a third operator PY2MSR to make
hundreds of QSOs while both PY2MC and PS2T were OFF.

TNX to Atilano PY5EG, PY2OMS, for the opportunity to use his fine station
again.

See you all in the CQ section.
CQ WW SSB is!
CQ WW CW is even more !!!

73 Ville PY2ZEA OH2MM
 
W3LPL   M/M HP   25,100,0002015-10-30 08:06:29
Congratulations to the K3LR team for another decisive win. These are the
details of our results:

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 241 178 321 234 201 251 1426 14.2
South America 6 22 54 111 105 264 562 5.6
Europe 34 534 1353 1369 2192 1309 6791 67.7
Asia 0 7 52 204 492 54 809 8.1
Africa 8 12 27 54 43 65 209 2.1
Oceania 2 9 55 38 53 72 229 2.3
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 291 762 1862 2010 3086 2015 10026



Thanks to the following stations who worked us on six bands:

9A1A 9A1P CN2AA CN2R CR3A CR6K CR6P CU4DX DF0AT
DJ5MW EA3CCN EC2DX ED1R ED9K EF8R EI7M EI9E GM2V
GM9N HK1NA IK2YCW KG4EM KH6J KP2M LZ9W M6T NP2P
PI4DX PJ2T PJ4X PJ4Q SN8B TM6M TO1E TO2M TO4K
V26B V47T VE3DZ VE3RA VP2MDG VP2V/N3DXX VP5DX VP5S
YW4D


Unique callsigns worked = 6346


Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 4437
2 bands 954
3 bands 437
4 bands 265
5 bands 208
6 bands 45



The best 60 minute rate was 494/hour from 1419 to 1518
The best 30 minute rate was 518/hour from 1437 to 1506
The best 10 minute rate was 594/hour from 1449 to 1458



-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 35 43 83 56 75 15 307 307 3.1
0100 15 75 61 74 48 4 277 584 5.8
0200 20 78 72 40 5 0 215 799 8.0
0300 17 91 70 26 0 0 204 1003 10.0
0400 14 62 80 29 0 0 185 1188 11.8
0500 18 39 79 10 0 0 146 1334 13.3
0600 6 51 67 7 0 0 131 1465 14.6
0700 6 24 124 2 0 0 156 1621 16.2
0800 4 24 73 4 0 0 105 1726 17.2
0900 4 24 32 11 0 0 71 1797 17.9
1000 2 13 21 16 8 0 60 1857 18.5
1100 5 8 20 100 209 17 359 2216 22.1
1200 0 0 14 73 277 120 484 2700 26.9
1300 0 0 0 15 175 198 388 3088 30.8
1400 0 0 8 59 197 210 474 3562 35.5
1500 0 0 7 30 216 171 424 3986 39.8
1600 0 0 5 44 142 124 315 4301 42.9
1700 0 0 2 28 134 54 218 4519 45.1
1800 0 0 0 45 113 58 216 4735 47.2
1900 0 0 14 103 72 59 248 4983 49.7
2000 0 0 36 99 58 69 262 5245 52.3
2100 0 3 46 89 85 63 286 5531 55.2
2200 7 9 84 80 76 32 288 5819 58.0
2300 17 11 73 54 81 17 253 6072 60.6
0000 16 7 58 36 34 3 154 6226 62.1
0100 8 6 55 46 6 0 121 6347 63.3
0200 9 16 35 25 0 0 85 6432 64.2
0300 18 19 48 22 0 0 107 6539 65.2
0400 11 27 97 9 0 0 144 6683 66.7
0500 13 27 69 7 0 0 116 6799 67.8
0600 8 38 102 5 0 0 153 6952 69.3
0700 4 18 64 9 0 0 95 7047 70.3
0800 3 11 66 0 0 0 80 7127 71.1
0900 1 10 22 1 0 0 34 7161 71.4
1000 10 8 18 30 0 0 66 7227 72.1
1100 6 3 12 77 63 9 170 7397 73.8
1200 0 0 0 56 168 72 296 7693 76.7
1300 0 0 3 44 140 67 254 7947 79.3
1400 0 0 2 44 117 108 271 8218 82.0
1500 0 0 0 18 104 160 282 8500 84.8
1600 0 0 0 24 76 122 222 8722 87.0
1700 0 0 0 73 76 54 203 8925 89.0
1800 0 0 0 85 51 55 191 9116 90.9
1900 0 1 10 62 73 42 188 9304 92.8
2000 0 0 21 92 50 45 208 9512 94.9
2100 0 2 32 66 42 28 170 9682 96.6
2200 6 8 38 39 53 24 168 9850 98.2
2300 8 6 39 46 62 15 176 10026 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 291 762 1862 2010 3086 2015 10026

Gross QSOs=10344 Dupes=318 Net QSOs=10026



------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3A 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
3B8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
3D2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
3V 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
4J 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
4L 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0.0
4O 0 1 1 1 2 2 7 0.1
4X 0 1 6 6 6 3 22 0.2
5B 0 2 3 4 4 4 17 0.2
5H 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
5R 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.0
5W 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
6Y 0 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.1
7X 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
8P 0 1 3 4 4 3 15 0.1
8R 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
9A 2 9 20 20 25 22 98 1.0
9G 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9H 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.0
9J 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
9K 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.1
9M2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.0
9M6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9V 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9Y 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.0
A3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
A6 0 1 4 5 4 2 16 0.2
A7 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.1
A9 0 0 1 2 2 2 7 0.1
AP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BY 0 0 0 14 16 0 30 0.3
C3 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
C5 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
C9 0 0 1 3 1 4 9 0.1
CE 0 3 4 14 9 19 49 0.5
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CM 0 1 4 9 9 6 29 0.3
CN 2 3 4 4 5 6 24 0.2
CT 2 3 13 14 16 17 65 0.6
CT3 1 2 2 2 5 5 17 0.2
CU 1 3 2 6 6 6 24 0.2
CX 0 0 1 7 6 15 29 0.3
D2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
D4 1 1 2 1 1 1 7 0.1
DL 4 92 220 188 338 267 1109 11.1
DU 0 0 1 1 8 0 10 0.1
E5/s 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
E7 0 3 6 5 6 2 22 0.2
EA 3 32 66 87 112 112 412 4.1
EA6 0 0 3 1 2 5 11 0.1
EA8 2 4 10 10 11 15 52 0.5
EA9 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.1
EI 3 8 14 11 14 7 57 0.6
EK 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.0
ER 1 0 0 2 3 1 7 0.1
ES 0 1 7 7 13 6 34 0.3
EU 0 4 13 11 16 11 55 0.5
F 1 35 78 73 114 92 393 3.9
FG 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
FJ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
FM 1 1 1 3 3 1 10 0.1
FR 0 1 1 3 2 3 10 0.1
FS 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
FY 0 2 1 2 2 2 9 0.1
G 4 49 125 126 174 64 542 5.4
GD 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
GI 1 5 10 11 14 0 41 0.4
GJ 0 1 1 0 2 1 5 0.0
GM 2 7 14 16 19 9 67 0.7
*GM/s 0 0 3 2 1 0 6 0.1
GU 0 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.1
GW 1 5 9 9 13 4 41 0.4
HA 0 10 21 13 24 13 81 0.8
HB 0 11 24 21 34 30 120 1.2
HB0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
HC 1 2 2 2 2 2 11 0.1
HI 1 3 3 4 4 4 19 0.2
HK 1 1 3 4 2 3 14 0.1
HK0/a 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
HL 0 0 0 4 5 0 9 0.1
HP 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 0.1
HR 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
HS 0 0 0 8 1 0 9 0.1
HZ 0 0 1 2 1 2 6 0.1
I 2 34 132 115 188 164 635 6.3
*IG9 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.0
IS 0 1 3 4 3 8 19 0.2
*IT9 0 4 10 17 20 11 62 0.6
J6 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
JA 0 0 18 67 369 30 484 4.8
JW 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
JY 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
K 165 91 152 99 64 137 708 7.1
KG4 1 2 2 1 1 3 10 0.1
KH0 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.1
KH2 0 0 3 0 4 1 8 0.1
KH6 2 6 7 5 11 12 43 0.4
KL 0 1 4 9 13 1 28 0.3
KP2 3 4 4 3 3 6 23 0.2
KP4 0 3 8 4 9 12 36 0.4
LA 0 8 17 22 32 2 81 0.8
LU 0 2 4 15 14 58 93 0.9
LX 0 2 3 4 5 4 18 0.2
LY 0 7 11 16 28 8 70 0.7
LZ 1 5 12 18 27 16 79 0.8
OA 0 0 1 2 3 3 9 0.1
OD 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.0
OE 0 8 22 12 23 18 83 0.8
OH 0 6 17 43 68 8 142 1.4
OH0 0 1 2 3 3 2 11 0.1
OK 1 18 44 24 63 37 187 1.9
OM 0 9 11 9 15 6 50 0.5
ON 0 16 31 29 50 46 172 1.7
OY 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.0
OZ 0 11 22 20 24 9 86 0.9
P4 0 2 4 3 4 4 17 0.2
PA 1 17 63 83 85 65 314 3.1
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
PJ4 2 2 2 2 2 2 12 0.1
PJ7 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
PY 0 4 16 48 44 137 249 2.5
PY0F 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0.0
PZ 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
S0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
S5 1 16 33 34 40 29 153 1.5
SM 0 12 28 33 55 14 142 1.4
SP 2 35 72 61 127 50 347 3.5
SU 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
SV 0 3 11 11 23 12 60 0.6
SV5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SV9 0 1 0 4 3 2 10 0.1
T8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 5 6 7 3 21 0.2
*TA1 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.0
TF 0 2 4 4 5 4 19 0.2
TG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TI 1 3 2 4 4 3 17 0.2
TK 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
TT 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TY 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
UA 0 3 39 90 175 39 346 3.5
UA2 1 2 5 4 4 2 18 0.2
UA9 0 0 6 51 42 1 100 1.0
UN 0 0 1 3 6 0 10 0.1
UR 0 8 56 31 84 27 206 2.1
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
V3 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
V4 2 2 1 2 1 1 9 0.1
V5 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
V6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
V7 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
V8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
VE 58 50 122 65 60 39 394 3.9
VK 0 1 31 18 8 34 92 0.9
VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
VP2V 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
VP5 2 2 2 2 2 2 12 0.1
VP9 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.1
VR 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.0
VU 0 0 0 19 13 1 33 0.3
XE 1 3 2 6 8 13 33 0.3
XW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
YA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
YB 0 0 3 4 13 0 20 0.2
YL 0 2 5 7 11 8 33 0.3
YN 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
YO 0 13 21 20 43 25 122 1.2
YS 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
YU 0 8 14 12 23 11 68 0.7
*Z6 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.0
YV 1 3 12 4 12 8 40 0.4
Z3 0 0 5 2 2 0 9 0.1
ZA 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.0
ZD7 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.0
ZF 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.0
ZL 0 1 7 4 2 20 34 0.3
ZP 0 0 1 2 1 7 11 0.1
ZS 0 0 1 17 6 19 43 0.4
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 291 762 1862 2010 3086 2015 10026



------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 23 319 753 763 1114 758 3730 37.2
15 9 176 442 413 694 413 2147 21.4
16 1 15 110 134 281 78 619 6.2
25 0 0 18 71 374 30 493 4.9
05 136 63 128 62 27 54 470 4.7
04 84 55 116 81 60 50 446 4.4
20 1 25 59 71 119 67 342 3.4
11 0 4 17 52 45 145 263 2.6
08 15 25 34 41 45 48 208 2.1
03 2 23 26 19 35 72 177 1.8
13 0 2 5 22 20 73 122 1.2
33 7 10 20 19 24 29 109 1.1
09 5 11 25 18 26 22 107 1.1
30 0 1 26 16 6 32 81 0.8
21 0 4 13 17 14 11 59 0.6
17 0 0 2 20 35 0 57 0.6
12 0 3 4 14 9 19 49 0.5
31 2 6 8 5 12 13 46 0.5
38 0 0 1 17 7 20 45 0.4
07 1 6 5 12 10 11 45 0.4
32 0 1 7 6 2 22 38 0.4
18 0 0 2 28 5 0 35 0.3
22 0 0 0 19 13 1 33 0.3
06 1 3 2 6 8 13 33 0.3
01 0 1 6 9 14 2 32 0.3
24 0 0 0 15 17 0 32 0.3
28 0 0 3 8 18 0 29 0.3
27 0 1 6 3 16 3 29 0.3
40 0 2 5 5 6 4 22 0.2
10 1 2 3 4 5 5 20 0.2
35 1 1 4 4 4 3 17 0.2
39 0 1 1 6 3 5 16 0.2
02 2 2 4 4 2 1 15 0.1
19 0 0 1 6 6 1 14 0.1
37 0 0 1 4 2 5 12 0.1
29 0 0 5 2 2 2 11 0.1
26 0 0 0 9 1 0 10 0.1
36 0 0 0 4 2 2 8 0.1
34 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
23 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 291 762 1862 2010 3086 2015 10026
 
EF7X(@EA7PP)   M/S LP   5,684,6252015-10-30 09:18:52
We had lot of fun running low power, the inband reception is easy on a vertical
150 metre apart but it's hard to be heard on 160m. Congrats to all EA Contest
Club members for their effort.

73
EA7KW
 
VE2IDX(VE3ZF)   SOAB(A) LP   2,741,5842015-10-30 11:24:00
One more DX-pedition to Zone 2 behind…
At this time I operated as a SOAB Low Power Assisted, conditions on all bands
were great and I've enjoyed by NA, SA and EU pile-ups often.
I was impressed by QSO with 5W1SA on 40 meters during morning time through W's
pile-up running low power…
Thanks to Yuri VE3DZ and VE2CSI Team for help with preparation to DX-pedition
to Zone 2 and to all who called me during CQ WW.
73!
Igor VE2IDX, also VE3ZF
 
HA8RT(@HA6PX)   SOAB HP   3,261,0522015-10-30 13:07:07
Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : HA8RT
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator - Assisted (SOA)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 15
Locator : KN06BG
Operating time : 38h23

BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 137 7 41 0 149 1.09
80 390 10 61 6 459 1.18
40 430 21 85 3 609 1.42
20 531 34 119 6 908 1.71
15 421 34 124 2 987 2.34
10 629 34 131 7 1540 2.45
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 2538 140 561 24 4652 1.83
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 3 261 052

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators : HA8RT
Soapbox :


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W4GE   SOAB Classic HP   937,2602015-10-30 14:00:20
Next time 10^6 !!
 
VE3LVW   SOSB/10 LP   41,4902015-10-30 14:22:51
handed out a few Q's on 10
 
SN7D(SQ7D)   SOAB HP   2,415,7342015-10-30 14:26:12
I am not pleased with myself, even though the result is better than in 2014.
Anyway, contest was very exciting and I learned a lot. Thanks.
 
G4L(G4LDL)   SOSB/160 HP   40,0002015-10-30 15:13:18
FT5000 + Amp into inverted L + receive loop.
 
IR8C   M/S HP   9,307,9262015-10-30 15:35:18
New antenna setup at ir8c site.
Third tower finally up, and new homemade monoband beams by iz8gce working ok.

IC756PRO - n.3
OM Power 2500 n. 2
10 meters, 5 elem. monoband
15 meters, 5 elem. monoband
20 meters, 4 elem. monoband
40 meters, 2 elem. monoband
80 meters rotatable dipole
160 meters L-inverted antenna
Optibeam 12-4
 
K8LS   SOAB HP   154,3482015-10-30 15:37:04
Built a Moxan antenna for 15 meters to hide behind the trees so that it could
not be seen from the street in my antenna restricted neighborhood. Worked well
for only being about 15 to 20 feet high.
 
CN3A   M/2 HP   38,007,7842015-10-30 15:50:45
Another great contest from CN3A!!!!

See you next one!
 
CR6T(CT1ESV)   SOSB/15 HP   1,605,7442015-10-30 16:58:21
CQWWSSB Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2015-10-24

CallSign Used : CR6T
Operator(s) : CT1ESV

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : NON-ASSISTED
Band : 15M
Power : HIGH
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 14


ARRL Section : DX
Club/Team :
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.4751.0

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
21 4094 9072 39 138
Total 4094 9072 39 138


Score : 1.605.744
Rig : YAESU FT1000D + ALPHA 91B

Antennas : 6EL/6EL TO USA + 6EL to JA + 5EL ROTATABLE (ALL STACK MATCH
AND ANTENA SWITCH BY REMOTEQTH.COM )

Soapbox : Who would have thought we would have a "propagation
out of this world" ES5TV words,
in fact it was. never thought we would all be so lucky.
Since last year the target was European record, and this to be the last year
of this
solar cycke to do it.

But since propagation was vy poor for weeks, i had all ready lower my
target.

But i was not up to it, the week before contest was up until very late to
get set up
ready, sleeping 3-4 hours. Result was entering the contest in "zombie
mode". First day
was very difficult to be awake,Second day was much easier, after sleeping
some fantastic
8 hours.

Was called by several rare ones:
A92,C5,ZA,FR,,HZ,PY0F,5R8,KH0,KH2,VR2,C9,OD5,
A7,VY0,9M2,A6....and others, not to mention several VU,BY,YB, HL,KH6,KL7,ZS,
TF.. etc

JA antenna proved to be a winner, not only for the almost 300 JA worked but
also for a
lot of zone 18, 19 and juicy multipliers from the Pacific

Borrowed FT1000D from my friend Carlos CT1DXQ (thanks Carlos), to be able to
S&P some
multipliers on slow rate minutes, but the bands were so crowded that if you
stopped
calling for seconds, one would jump into your frequency and start calling
immediately.
Have some answers that will later look for them and put them on my FB for my
friends
to ear, and i'm not talking about the usual excuse "I'VE BEEN HERE FOR
HOURS".
Any way most of the mults were worked this way, using 2nd VFO, or when
looking for a
better frequency.

In the end i have to admit European record was possible, and that my target
for 2 Million
points was not only reachable but an easy target.

Never, ever again i enter a contest without a few ours of rest.

This being said I apologize my father CT1DVV, who was tireless to help me
both in antenna
update work and in station setup, Sergio who was more than a Friend and was
all ways
available to go up the tower, and my family for being all ways there for me,
supporting
my madness for not reaching the main goal.

73's cu next contest ARRL 10 METERS DX CONTEST

Tony CT1ESV / CR65T






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 : 2015-10-29 Signature :
 
N8II   SOAB Classic HP   1,674,4402015-10-30 17:13:07
It was not a serious effort, numerous problems with the antennas. That said,it
would not have been one of my favorite contests, regardless of other issues.
The bands are just too crowded whenever conditions are decent to EU. I ran
stations fairly successfully for about 25 minutes in the 17Z hour through S9
and over QRM, but that was the exception, many CQ's went unanswered. Sunday in
the 12Z hour, I had a nice run high in the band on 15 only to be interrupted by
one of the USA perennial single op leaders zero beat to the spot I had carved
out and obviously loud enough to hear me. Ten meters was spotty compared to the
last couple of years, but amazingly was open to all of EU at one time or
another, just never all at once. Runs were not nearly as long lasting and I
noticed a lack of USA stations calling CQ on Saturday. There were many more
runners on Sunday when 10 was slow to open to anywhere north of the
Mediterranean area.

My first decent run on 10 Sunday was after a short break at 1520Z when Germany
finally started booming in along with northern EU. Very few really rare
countries seemed to be active. A6 and A7 were well represented along with VU2.
Both days int the wee hours of the Indian morning at 18-19Z, 20 was wide open
to VU. There was also a good polar opening on 20 from 24Z-02Z including
northern EU. 20 was also pretty decent in all directions at the opening bell,
but the northern Caribbean was skipping over which also happened nearly the
whole test on 10 and at times on 15.

You really need a mega antenna farm to compete in the present environment on
SSB. As conditions decline, I may have to migrate more towards CW contesting.
Thanks to all of those ops whose ears a just recovering, QRM was at an all time
high. Ineptitude on copying zones was also the same; use your computer and it
will not let you down on Russians, YB's, VU's, etc. And no, I could not
possibly be in zone 9. Not signing call seems to have improved. Andy, N2NT at
V47T gets my vote for the most proficient DX runner even when dead tired.

73, Jeff
 
CO6LP   SOSB(A)/10 LP   356,7132015-10-30 17:49:50
Using FT-747GX and 2 element yagui at 35 feet up..Thanks and see yours at CQ WW
CW IN NOVEMBER...73DX Luis CO6LP
 
CR5C(OK4PA)   SOSB/20 HP   1,455,0902015-10-31 01:54:41
First of all I would like to TNX to Jiri OK1RF that he allowed me to gain
experiences from excellently equipped QTH as CT1JLZ is.

One week before the Contest I helped Jiri a little bit to better utilize QTH
of CT1JLZ in future.

Due to lack of experiences, my own mistakes and tiredness, the result was a
little bit worse than I had excpected.

Despite these facts it was unforgettable experience and extraordinary fun for
me.

To disposition was: 4el @13m + 4el@27m stack

4el @ 25m

I also would like to express big thank to stations which called me and which
supported me by spotting me in cluster.

73 TNX
Pavel OK4PA
 
IR4B(IK4AUY)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   315,6302015-10-31 04:10:09
Very glad to see 10m. band in such good conditions. It was a pleasure to work so
many country multipliers ever (first day ended with 99 country multipl.)with low
band noise level and a surprise to get into USA zone 03. It was a pity to miss
any stations in zone 2. Working conditions from my in-town qth:
TS-590SG+tetrode tube linear amplifier 500W out max limited, antenna Ultrabeam
3 element. Software QARTest 5.8.1. Best 73 and see you soon in CW mode. IR4B
(IK4AUY contest call).
 
KH6J(@KH6YY)   M/M HP   16,571,6702015-10-31 07:28:27
Thanks to KH6YY for graciously hosting us once again.

Mahalo for all the Qs!
 
K4SXT   SOAB LP   170,4482015-10-31 07:46:22
Conditions were really much better than I expected. I reaped the reward of poor
planning when I realized that I had agreed to a business trip the following week
and my flight was leaving the Orlando Airport very early Sunday morning. So
instead of an all out contest effort, I decided to see how many countries I
could work on 80 meters with my 24' wire vertical. The cacophony on 40 meters
was a nightmare - I don't think my ears have recovered yet - a good reminder to
be grateful for cw contests.
 
VA7RR(@VE7SZ)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,253,5142015-10-31 18:30:49
First and foremost, many thanks to Allan, VE7SZ, for hosting me for the weekend.
I am very grateful to have been able to operate at Allan's station for more
than 25 years now - the hospitality is always first rate, and the station
always performs magnificently.

Reading the rules the night before the contest alerted me to this new
requirement to record the contest if you are single op unassisted and want to
compete for top continental honors. We were not able to get anything together
to make this happen, so I opted to join in the assisted category. This was a
first for me - I have never before done a single op with assistance, and I must
admit that I made some mistakes that cost me some points.

I was planning to do 20 meters right up to about 10 minutes before start time.
However I took a spin across 15 and the JAs were really loud, so I changed my
mind. In hindsight I think it was the right decision, as overall conditions to
both JA and EU were pretty good (and better than expected), although the
openings were shorter than I would have liked.

Thanks to all for the QSOs - see you the CW weekend!

73,
Gary
 
JR5YCE   M/S HP   10,161,0532015-10-31 19:50:57
We enjoyed good condx.
Thank you for all contact stations.
see you in CW part.
 
K5KJ   SOAB LP   233,5972015-11-01 03:54:06
10 meter conditions into Europe, Africa and South America were excellent on
Sunday. Worked a few JAs long path on 10 meters.

15 meter conditions were very good, but not as good as 10 meters on Sunday.

20 meter conditions were poor.
 
N2YO   SOAB HP   22,6322015-11-01 18:47:18
Some S&P.
Nice propagation condx.

73s de Chip N2YO
 
OK7O(@OK1OUE)   M/S HP   6,520,9202015-11-01 23:59:26
Hello contesters, we really enjoyed great conditions of CQ WW SSB 2013 on high
bands. We get and enjoyed great pile ups on 10 and 15 meter band!(10 min. rate
> 400, and hour rate >200). In this time without the multiplayer
stations, only RUN - just for fun :-)
Many THANKS all, who called us.

See you next year OMs! 73! de OK1GTH on behalf team OK1OUE/OK7O

More information coming soon on our website

http://ok1oue.nagano.cz

Setup (RUN): IC775 and FT1000 + Stack match + PAs

160m: Dipol 12m UP + Vertical 27m + phased beverage 2x160m, 1x 180m, 1x 140m)
80m: Dipol 25m UP + Vertical 27m + phased beverage 2x160m, 1x 180m, 1x 140m)
40m: 3el Yagi 18m UP + Vertical dipol
20m: 3el YAGI 28m UP + STACK 2x3el YAGI + TITANEX DLP15
15m: 4el YAGI 30m UP + STACK 2x3el YAGI + TITANEX DLP15
10m: 6el YAGI 22m UP + TITANEX DLP15
 
CX2DK   SOSB/10 HP   2,357,0342015-11-02 11:08:41
Hi....

Excellent condx during the weekend.
Congratulations to D4Z for excellent score, wonderful performance.

73 and tnx for qso's

Marcelo CX2DK/CW4MAX
 
WB6BFG   SOAB HP   57,6812015-11-02 18:22:51
Had a family in town so I only played a bit. S&P a band a time... Thanks for
the fun!

73 de WB6BFG
 
P4ØA(KK9A)   SOAB(A) HP   8,875,6242015-11-02 19:26:26
 
ZL1AM   M/S HP   783,0002015-11-03 11:52:14
We are defenitely not a contest type of club. But, we decided to find out what
it is like to operate one. We liked it and want more of it.
Our only experience before this one was the yearly Jock White field day event
which is far removed from any international contesting. We give our thanks to
all the hams we made contacts with all over the world. We will be back next
year. Contesting will become a vital part of our club's activities.
 
NP3RE(RAFAEL)   SOSB/10 LP   327,3342015-11-03 22:07:11
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 4.2
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: NP3RE
LOCATION: PR
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 10M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CLUB: Jibarito Contest Stacion
CLAIMED-SCORE: 327334
OPERATORS: NP3RE
NAME: Rafael Ortiz
ADDRESS: po box
ADDRESS: 295
ADDRESS: Maunabo
ADDRESS: PR
EMAIL: np3re@yahoo.com
SOAPBOX: SOSB/10 LP
END-OF-LOG:
 
ZD7W(W6NV)   SOAB HP   5,632,8402015-11-04 03:27:03
Enjoyed the contest from the South Atlantic, moving the push up mast and
tri-bander to St. Helena for the SSB weekend. St Helena is a scenic and
historical place to visit. Radio propigation seemed excellent on 10M, however,
difficult on the low bands.

The highlight was hooking up with Ranko, 403A, with 15 minutes to go and making
a 5 band sweep.

See you form ZD8 with a few friends for the CW weekend. Oliver, W6NV
 
OZ6PI   SOAB LP   45,6402015-11-04 06:16:16
 
DFØHQ   M/M HP   24,119,6232015-11-05 04:16:35
2nd try uploading....
 
KP3Z(NP4Z)   SOAB LP   6,641,7752015-11-05 14:15:39
Great fun, The worst thunderstorms in years created hours of s9 noise, that took
away the opportunity of a new record with conditions so good.
New antennas made the station perform amazing in the low bands.

Now to CW where a bunch of friends will do a number of SOABLP from different
continents.

73's

Felipe
 
KB7HDX   SOAB LP   9,0722015-11-05 18:37:46
Most of the weekend out of town. 10 was a hoot, glad to see it open.
 
UN2E   SOSB(A)/20 HP   311,9592015-11-06 00:30:49
BEST WISHES FROM KAZAKHSTAN!
 
TO2A(N6KT)   SOAB LP   7,344,2962015-11-06 13:48:41
Field Day style operation. 2 element Quad at 8 meters high, dipoles on 40 and 80
meters at 9 meters high. Inverted L on 160.

Low antennas and low power is always a challenge.

Many thanks to FY5SE and FY5YR for their great assistance!

73, Rich, N6KT
 
KQ2M   SOAB HP   113,9552015-11-09 19:39:36
Extremely sad to report that my mother-in-law who had open heart
surgery in September, passed away on Saturday night during CQWW.
Thankfully, we were all able to be with her at the end. She fought
very hard and very bravely and I will miss her. Bob KQ2M
 
KG6MC   SOAB Classic HP   336,6582015-11-30 05:04:09
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: SC
CALLSIGN: KG6MC
CLUB: SWAMP FOX CONTEST GROUP
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 336658
OPERATORS: KG6MC
NAME: BOB BOROUGHS
ADDRESS: 164 MORTON RD
ADDRESS-CITY: SIMPSONVILLE
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: SC
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 29681
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE: NO
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5309.0
 
HA3LN   SOSB/20 LP   222,9042015-11-30 18:07:26
...just for the record.

73!
Csaba HA3LN
 
EI9E   M/M HP   8,796,9182015-12-01 07:07:09
Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : EI9E
Mode : PHONE
Category : Multi Operator - Multi Transmitter (MM)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 14
Locator : IO62RG
Operating time : 46h21

BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 447 10 57 0 550 1.23
80 963 18 80 13 1408 1.46
40 909 25 102 12 1351 1.49
20 2018 34 119 16 3618 1.79
15 1259 33 118 5 2634 2.09
10 1004 33 125 6 2106 2.10
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 6600 153 601 52 11667 1.77
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 8 796 918

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators : EI2FG EI5DI EI5KG EI5HTB EI7FJ EI6GF EI8CE EI9HQ MOMAT MOWLF