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DH5HV   SO(A)SB20 HP   410,6252005-03-27 08:39:19
First contest with 750W at home. No comments from neighbours, great ! I was very
dissapointed about the rates to the US and low activity from Japan. And I think
I have to work on my antenna situation. Was just able to run tmore or less a
full Saturday but Sunday was bad due to sickness of my YL and myself. Grr.
Thanks anyway and looking forward to be on air next time with high power. Used
FT1000D, ACOM 1000 (Tnx DL6FBL), TH7DX, N1MM-Logger Vers.5.
 
YI9VCQ   SOAB LP   1,294,7342005-03-27 09:32:33
This was a complete blast!

I was lucky to have understanding supervisors who let me give a maximum
effort.

My normal totals/scores are in the 100 QSO and 15000 point range.

You can believe I'm very excited now!

There were many skilled and courteous operators on the bands. Thank you for all
your help!

73 de Korey--YI9VCQ Camp Cooke, Taji, Iraq
 
VE3MGY   SOSB160 LP   172,5422005-03-27 09:37:58
Friday night I had S9 QRN so I thought great!! No matter what happens tonight
tomorrow night will be better :-) Saturday night brought S9+10/20 QRN........
 
SP5XOV   SOAB LP   6,8322005-03-27 10:17:40
Best 73
 
W4KAZ   SOAB LP   312,4562005-03-27 10:56:15
Oped part of Saturday plus Sunday morning.

Saturday started slow, but made progress later in the day on 15 and 10 meters to
South America. Very few European stations worked on 15 or 10 meters with my
too-low loop antenna on Saturday.

Its going to be a slow solar minimum without a tower, because the low dipoles
for 40 and 80 meters are even less productive.

Such is life.

73
W4KAZ
 
VE3XD/W4   SOAB LP   165,2082005-03-27 10:59:34
Hot humid weekend here to be operating from the mobile stationary in Largo, FL
but conditions cooperated.

Hamstick antennas and a Yaesu FT-100 at 100 watts.
 
N4GG   SO(A)AB HP   463,8682005-03-27 12:10:56
Operated around Easter responsibilities and thunderstorms. High band condx poor
for us dipole folks and low bands noisy. Good conditions for SO2R practice!
2X FT1000MP+Inrad/Acom2000A, Writelog, Dipoles at 40 feet
 
OO7BS(ON7BS)   SOAB LP   369,1702005-03-27 12:30:18
The old TS830M did a great job, as did the FD4. 10m was dead and 15 appeared
deadish until sunday morning. great contest, thanks to all the participants. I'm
already planning for next year and by then I should have some directional
antennas.
73 es GL
 
AE7DX   SOAB LP   168,8002005-03-27 12:32:38
160, 80 and 40 did well for me. 20 and 15 were marginal due to poor antennas.
This was my first contest running split on 40..how did I ever live without it?
 
OR5N   M/S HP   813,8552005-03-27 13:25:53
OPR/ ON6LY,ON6UQ,ON4ACA,ON4DSQ,ON4BPA . ASSIST DIRK,ON2IDX,ON2CYV
 
ZL3TE(W3SE)   SOSB40 LP   122,2082005-03-27 14:02:17
OH What Joy!! Decided to go SB40 based on the SFI of the day 82, A=15. Knew a
High Band attack with low power and vertical would not be productive, so I
tortured myself with the noise of 40, which turned out to be rather
interesting.

I was working EU 1 hour before my sunset, but, could not work them on my
sunrise. Could not get any sort of run going, so was mainly S&P. I did sit and
call CQ for which seemed hours on end. Best hour was 23 Q's. Most notable QSO's
CU2JT called me 2.5 hours AFTER his Sunrise, and VU2NI 3 Hours BEFORE his
Sunset. This is what 1 Hour of CQing produced: 7Q's and 6 Mults,

27-Mar-05 0859 122 7239 WA9YTQ
27-Mar-05 0908 123 7239 N2ED
27-Mar-05 0911 124 7048 CU2JT
27-Mar-05 0935 125 7048 WA7LT
27-Mar-05 0942 126 7048 VO1SA
27-Mar-05 0945 127 7239 VU2NI
27-Mar-05 0959 128 7077 P29NB

40M down here is a lot of FUN, and keeps things interesting, but it can be SLOW.
I noticed a lack of JA's on 40 this time, must have been the Prop. Some
stations with directional antennas just don't point down this direction for some
reason. Could it be the lack of Mult QTY? A Mult is a Mult is a Mult.


160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

North America SSB 0 0 70 0 0 0 70 38.7
South America SSB 0 0 13 0 0 0 13 7.2
Europe SSB 0 0 21 0 0 0 21 11.6
Asia SSB 0 0 29 0 0 0 29 16.0
Africa SSB 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 3.3
Oceania SSB 0 0 42 0 0 0 42 23.2


73 es TNX for the Q's

Wes W3SE / ZL3TE
 
K5NZ   SO(A)AB HP   500,8002005-03-27 14:21:25
Wish I had planned something for this contest as I found condx pretty darn good
while I was on. Just put in a few hours to help the club score since my race
plans for weekend were rained out..

nz
 
NE5LL   M/S LP   40,8252005-03-27 15:00:05
Alpha Delta DX-CC as multi-band Inverted Vee at 50 feet apex. FT 990 100W Very
few hours on the air due to severe weather conditions locally.
 
NA4W(K4WI)   SOSB10 LP   139,9862005-03-27 15:07:19
Single band 10 mtrs is getting more and more difficult!
Thanks everyone for pulling me out!
 
OO7YX(ON7YX)   SOSB80 LP   325,8002005-03-27 15:08:06
Happy Easter !
 
NB1B   SOSB15 QRP   257,3552005-03-27 15:09:36
QRP is a lot of work. I'm soooo glad voice keyers were invented! I was able to
get a few runs going, but never long nor fast. The only Europeans on Saturday
were a handful of EAs and CTs; Europe was somewhat runnable on Sunday but
northern Europe was almost totally absent. 22 hours of S&P is enough.

Activity seemed lighter than usual; maybe the Easter holiday kept activity down.
After the viciousness of many pile-ups in ARRL DX SSB, I was suprised that the
pile-ups weren't deeper and more contested; on the other hand, multipliers are
cheap in WPX, with a KE5 worth as much as a VQ9 and much easier to work from the
US.

Thanks to everyone that dug my signal out of the noise.

Dennis NB1B
 
NX9T   SO(TS)AB QRP   177,5462005-03-27 15:09:47
Easter!!! Just couldn't get on much. Played some throughout the weekend but
nothing serious. Since I knew going in to this contest that it would have to be
a non-competitive outing, I choose to go at it QRP. Just for the fun of it.
Went ok, all things considered. Spent about 9 hours primarily SPing around with
a few small attempts to run. Not very successful at this point in the solar
cycle with 5 watts. Ohwell.

Thanks for the fun. Happy Easter!
73,
jeff NX9T
www.qsl.net/nx9t
 
K3WW   SOAB QRP   311,3602005-03-27 15:12:51
Easier to stop and start QRP..so last minute decided to go QRP.. best runs I can
rember in this event.. had 2 answers in a row on 2 occasions.
 
KB3KAQ   SO(A)AB LP   20,5442005-03-27 15:13:00
was able to get on for the last 3 hours after driving home 3 hours from the
in-laws. great fun!
 
VQ5L(LA9HW)   SOAB LP   5,894,9252005-03-27 15:19:19
QSL via LA9HW
 
WA6NOL   SOAB HP   4,1422005-03-27 15:19:33
2005 MODE:__PHONE__
CQ World-Wide WPX Contest

CALL: WA6NOL LOCATION
CLASS: Single Operator High Power Power used: 1.5 KW .
Check one:
All bands
.

Band QSOs QSO points Prefixes Score: Rest periods (Single Operator
160m: 0 0 Stations Only)
80m: 2 2 2 to
40m: 1 6 1 to
20m: 27 73 25 to
15m: 10 28 10 to
10m: 0 0 to
Totals: 40 109 38 4142 Total:
Station Description:
 
SP5XSD   SOAB LP   84,1502005-03-27 15:20:12
RIG: Icom IC-706MK2; MFJ-945E; GP-7 vertical (40-10m)

http://sp5xsd.za.pl/

73 de Andy/SP5XSD
 
NDØC   SOAB QRP   166,3442005-03-27 15:20:19
I was anxious to use my new call (which should be a fairly rare muliplier) in
WPX, but had very limited operating time (again - ugh!) due to other commitments
and obligations. Fair opening to EU on 15 on Sunday, but nothing to Asia while
I was on. Overall tough going with QRP in these conditions - thank goodness for
all South Americans on 15 which were almost "push-button".

Station:
TenTec Argonaut 509 (3 watts); Wilson 3 el triband Yagi at 15 meters, wires for
40 and 80; Heil headset/microphone; N3FJP logging software
 
YY5RED(@YV5SSB)   SOSB15 LP   621,7112005-03-27 15:22:30
SUB-CATEGORY: ROOKIE
 
KX6SUB(K6III)   SOAB HP   45,5602005-03-27 15:24:02
eQSL only
QTH is San Jose, CA (NOT Marshall Islands ;^)
 
YY5EDG(@YV5SSB)   SOSB10 LP   322,8302005-03-27 15:24:17
SUB-CATEGORY: ROOKIE
SUB-CATEGORY: BAND RESTRICTED
 
G6PZ   M/S HP   7,309,5082005-03-27 15:26:16
Just the raw score for now.

73, Simon M0CLW on behalf of the G6PZ Contest Group
 
K6VVA   SO(A)AB HP   138,7682005-03-27 15:27:55
On & off QRV in between business matters and Easter stuff.
Tnx to all for the Q's & K1TTT for the telnet connection.
Happy Easter to all.
 
NI1N   M/S HP   4,437,6372005-03-27 15:37:57
My second WPX, first WPX SSB, and first multi-anything. Had a great time!
 
S55M   SO(A)SB40 QRP   55,6802005-03-27 15:40:52
Equipment:
Elecraft K2-3204 at +37dBm
INV. V ant
Loging:N1MM contest SW

Thanks to everyone for all of your patience and all contacts!
Had a lot of fun.
Best ears: JH4UYB and V25O Worst ears:Too many to count them:(
CU in WPX CW!
 
WBØTRA   SOAB LP   25,9202005-03-27 15:45:33
Logging program freaked first day 0430Z to 0520Z; VFO locked on a 40m frequency
instead of following the radio. Bunch of good 80m contacts were logged
incorrectly on 40m because of the log failure. I'm submitting the log anyway so
that the other folks can get their contacts confirmed in the log checking
process, but their logs are probably correct and mine is wrong for this
period.

High point was seeing the "Last 10" rate meter hit 97.59 during a 20m run late
on Sunday afternoon. Those who have shared a M/S effort from here can
appreciate how unusually high that is, considering my 100 watts to a vertical
(antenna-challenged).

There still seem to be a lot of (U.S.) stations on the air that think FCC rules
don't apply during contests and think their call sign is "QRZ". I suppose this
behavior will continue until the contest sponsors take notice and start
enforcing the rules. I'm not certain of the amateur radio rules in other
countries, but I would imagine they have similar requirements for station
identification.
 
WK4Y(W4MYA)   SO(A)AB HP   4,496,0602005-03-27 15:46:25
Thanks for the contacts!
Take care/mya
 
NA7XX(WØMU)   SO(A)AB HP   2,545,7092005-03-27 15:48:06
Poor conditions at best. No 10, No JA's on 15 and very little EU on 15 the 2nd
day. Very little DX on 40 or 80 the second night. Very odd. Expected to work
more stateside. 40 the first night was much better for DX and very poor to the
states.

Could be worse for a single tower @70ft with a SteppIR and 2 Ele Cush 40.

Probably not the best location for this contest at the bottom of the cycle.

Mike W0MU
 
W4NTI   SO(TS)AB HP   360,6722005-03-27 15:48:10
15 was the bread and butter band this time. Even with overall poor
conditions.
Good activity.
 
PQ2Q(@PY2WC)   M/S HP   6,796,4512005-03-27 15:59:57
THANK´S TO EVERYBODY AND SPECIAL TO PY2VM AND HIS WIFE THAT DIN´T GIVE CHANCE TO
HIM GETOUT AND HOLD HIM IN HIS HOUSE!!! HEHEHEHEHEH.....
73 TO ALL.
 
NT4TT(@KØUK)   SO(A)AB LP   1,209,8802005-03-27 16:05:09
Was my 2nd LP attempt. HAd a ball. Could not get into some areas but fun to
try.
Missed some good QSO's but maybe next time. It was good to work KG6DX again.
My tnx to K0UK for opening his home again for me to compete.
 
GM2W(GMØTGE)   SOAB HP   170,3952005-03-27 16:05:24
Part-time entry.

FT1000MP mkV field
ACOM 1000
KT36XA at 18m
40m GP
80m dipole (rubbish)
160m dipole.
Software: N1MM
Crisps: Walkers
Coffee: Kenco

Nice to see so many WWYC'ers QRV.
 
W4ATL   SOSB20 HP   11,4732005-03-27 16:09:38
Best way to get pileups in a DX contest with a pitiful station like mine is to
wait until the end of the contest and call CQ. Makes a DX contest much more
fun.
 
XE1KK   SO(A)AB HP   4,365,8942005-03-27 16:10:07
Was not able to operate the whole contest. Had very interesting opening to
Central Asia on the first night on 20 meters. Also a short 15m opening to OH
and SM very late their night. 15 meters was the band for shure, but 40 meters
was also good but very noisy. On 10 meters worked several US stations on scatter
beaming to SA, except for California that have a late day opening. 10 meters was
full with stations from SA with some SZs and VK/ZL at appropiate times. Worked
everybody I look for except 8Q, YI and HZ... wierd because VQ9LA and 9K2HN were
very loud at those times. I enjoy it very much... specially to work good old
friends. 73 de XE1KK
 
NJ1F   SOAB LP   232,5322005-03-27 16:12:17
Low power Dipoles and Easter Weekend
 
K1TN   SO(TS)AB LP   147,6002005-03-27 16:14:35
One wire antenna class.
 
K4VV   M/S HP   772,9682005-03-27 16:16:14
Ken Irish, W8JVP, and Rick Low, N6CY, were here part time, and I operated a few
hours each day. Rick is a Navy Officer here on travel from Italy, looking for a
house, as he is moving here for assignment to the Pentagon. We did a casual
Multi-single for about sixteen hours, but we could have violated the new band
changing rules and get reclassified as multi-multi. We had fun with the
FT-1000D, ACOM 2000, C3E @ 50 feet, and wire dipoles.
Jack, K4VV
 
VA3NR   SOAB HP   324,3802005-03-27 16:27:59
Just playing around when I had a bit of time to spare. Mostly S&P but got a
couple chances to run. Recently discovered and fixed a problem with my vertical
on 20 and actually felt loud there for a little while. Well, its all relative -
I guess I'm still 10 dB down from a typical tribander setup. I've been
modelling lots of wire options for 20 but haven't decided yet on my summer
antenna project.

Hope lots of folks will say hello in the Ontario QSO Party April 16/17.
(http://www.odxa.on.ca/oqp/index.html)

73, Chris VA3NR

[Mk-V Field, AL811, HF6V vertical, 160m Inv-L]
 
KØHW/7   SOAB LP   1,3722005-03-27 16:35:37
I operated a bit of this contest just to get a chance to try out the mobile rig
and antennas. I am out here in the Pacific North West visiting my family and I
have had the mobile rig on during the trip out and plan to be on it during the
trip back to South Dakota. I made most of the contacts while parked outside my
Daughters home in Portland, OR. I made one additional QSO while parked in my
Son's driveway right after we arrived in Monroe, WA. It was great to see
Korey's (YI9VCQ) score. He is really doing a SUPERB job contesting from Camp
Cook in IRAQ. Korey is full time U S ARMY and operates when he can catch some
free time. It is great to see his score of 1113 contacts and over 400 prefixs
and over 1 Million points.

I missed out on the BARTG contest last weekend due to my Writelog not wanting to
talk to my KAM. This time at least I got to test out the mobile rig getting
ready for the Nebraska QSO Party in another 4 weeks.

Thanks to all of you that pulled out my mobile signal.

ICOM 706 MKIIG, Mobile Antenna is Hustler with 20 and 40 coils, Writelog &
Laptop.
 
W4NZ   SOAB HP   526,9582005-03-27 16:36:06
With the Easter weekend, not a lot of play time. Mostly did S&P, noticed way too
many stations still not identifying often enough.

73, Ted W4NZ
 
OL7R   M/S HP   8,856,1702005-03-27 16:42:19
Our best score in M/S category.
SETUP : FT-1000,TS-870,TS-850 + PAs
160: dipol + 2 beverages
80: vertical + dipol + 2 beverages + K9AY loop
40: 2el moxon + dipol
20: 5el + dipol
15: 6/5 + dipol
10: 5/5
 
K8IA   SO(TS)SB15 LP   235,8722005-03-27 16:43:01
IC-765 100w to 3 el StepppIR at 24m

Terrible 15m propagation here in AZ. Not much Eu, as expected, and instead of
the 200+ JA's of last yr, I worked FOUR this time around! Can't be competitive
with that happening. Oh well.....see you in WPX CW.

73, Bob K8IA
Arizona, USA
 
W3LL   SOAB LP   368,0082005-03-27 16:43:32
Easter weekend family commitments allowed for a half time effort. Operated from
start to 6PM Saturday.
Dipoles on all bands at 45 feet with IC706.
 
WO8CC(N8BJQ)   SO(A)AB HP   3,327,6362005-03-27 16:48:13
Started out as a 2 man M/S but 50% of the operators could not make it at the
last minute. Low band noise was brutal, as was CQing on 20. Sunday was better
than I expected. Last hour on 40 was great.
 
KC7V   SOSB15 HP   336,9082005-03-27 16:49:18
Not really a whole lot of fun. NO JA's Friday, only 3 over a 5 minute period
late Saturday afternoon. At least Sunday brought some EU and a little more JA.
Only worked 1 EU Saturday - OH5BM - and he had a good signal.
 
N2MM   SOSB15 HP   1,004,3672005-03-27 16:50:55
Very difficult cndx on Saturday. Eu was scarce and scatter path over Africa.
Mostly zone 15. Sunday 15m opened very early and closed briefly. Very high band
noise peaking N.E. Had to beam 75 degrees to hear. Mostly zones 14 and 15. with
some loud Russians who popped in and out. Very little Scandinavia...just a few
OH. Very little from England. Asia was scarce...just 4x4, 9k2, 5B4 who answered
my CQ. One Ua9. 15m stayed open until 2000z. I never worked so hard!! Also had
my first interference complaint in 20 years from neighbor's stereo and cordless
phone...
 
WM4RM(W4NF)   SO(A)AB HP   1,333,4962005-03-27 16:52:46
I only had several short time periods to spend in the contest so I tried to be
on the highest run rate band available, which turned out to be 20. Most of my
operation was on Saturday so missed any opening on 15 on Sunday. This is a good
contest for rate as EU dies off you can turn the beams toward central US and
keep going. Thanks for all the Qs and 73, Jack W4NF
 
CE4PBB   SOSB10 HP   1,924,6522005-03-27 17:07:18
Nice contest, the propagation in 10 meters this years is good but for work with
only tribander 3 elements yagi is not advisable....congratulations to LU1HF Juan
Manuel by its excellent score.
Many thanks to CE3GDP Andrés for helpme with the MUF reports the two days and
all contesters contact me...My worked contitions is Kenwood TS820S, SB200
Heathkit lineal amplifier (500 watts) and Mosley TA33M antenna.
See you the nest year

CE4PBB
ROB

rramirezc@tutopia.com
ce4pbb@qsl.net
www.qsl.net/ce4p
 
KR4M   SOAB HP   793,7932005-03-27 17:08:03
Couldn't seem to hear much outside of NA & SA on Fri. night. Got off to a pretty
good start on Sat. but about noon my rotor jammed pointing to about 255 Deg. I
was aggravated to put it mildly and with everything wet and no crew there was no
trip up the tower. This really hurt my QSO rate. So I slept late on Sun and
got the rotor going about 1030 AM local time. From there things picked up
pretty good and I even got a few runs going on 15 and 20 meters. Lots of
thunderstorms in Georgia and SW SC which made 80 and 160 M a real challenge.
The noise level was 20 to 30 db over 9 from them. Overall I had a really great
time and thanks for the contacts!..73 Duren
 
K5ZD   SOAB HP   1,544,7002005-03-27 17:08:24
Only limited time. Disapointing to hear no Eu on 15m Saturday.

Had a fun run of Europeans on 160m Saturday night.

Listened for a moment before going to church on Sunday morning and 15m was wide
open to Europe. But, seemed like Easter was limiting the activity as many many
unanswered CQs were happening. When I got on in the afternoon, the band was
gone.

Interesting to run on 40m in last hour of the contest. My first experience with
Europeans calling in on the transmit frequency. The future of 40m SSB for DX
contesting is bright... but filled with QRM!

Never a shortage of multipliers to chase in this contest. Almost so many that
they lose any significance other than the fun and impact on score.
 
WM5R   SO(TS)AB LP   13,2242005-03-27 17:10:35
The antenna system I have at home leaves something to be desired. In theory, it
is a 40 meter dipole and a 20 meter dipole sharing a common feedpoint just a
little above my roof (maybe 25' - 30' above ground) but in practice the antenna
is only vaguely resonant (5:1 SWR) on 40 meters, not resonant at all on 20
meters, and requires the rig's autotuner on all the bands I use it on. I keep
thinking I should work on it, but I never do.

It's very eye-opening to me which S9 stations work me on one call and which CQ
as if I wasn't even there. I also had one operator (a KH7 station) blatantly
steal a CQ frequency from me, acknowledging my presence as he did so, an
unpleasantness to which I am not accustomed when I operate high power from
stations with better-known callsigns.
 
KOØU(KØOU)   SOAB HP   1,079,9402005-03-27 17:11:18
Was fun. Got up early both mornings looking for low band Q's to the west. Little
success although JA was very loud Sunday AM there were very few on. Never heard
any JA's on 10 or 15 in the evenings. Bands opened to Europe pretty nicely in
the mornings, except for 10 which was south only. Had some nice runs on 20 and
40 until the neighbor complained about TVI - then I went back to my Easter plans
instead of radio plans. Gotta fix this TVI stuff.
CU all in the MO QSO party next weekend.
73 de KØOU (KOØU in WPX) Steve in MO
 
PY3YD   SOSB10 LP   39,2942005-03-27 17:14:12
RIG TS 570D - MIC. HEIL HC4
PWR 50 W
ANTENNA 3 ELEM MONOBAND YAGI HM
WriteLog -
PC Pentium IV -
Thanks to all friends for the contacts, so very hard conditions on 10 meters.
See you in the next Contest
Freddy PY3YD
GADX
 
NX5M   SO(A)AB HP   1,046,8782005-03-27 17:18:45
I think WPX SSB should be held so that it does not conflict with Easter weekend.
Sometimes it would be in March and other times it would be in April.
Due to this conflict I had little time to really operate. About 2 hours the
first night, 2 hours the second night and about 4 hours off and on Sunday after
1600z. But it did give me a chance to test out some new antennas and various
other station additions.
I never bothered to connect 10 or 160m antennas and just tied in one of the 80m
antennas in case I wanted to go there (I did, for about 20 minutes). My main
objective was to operate mostly on 20m and test the antenna upgrades. Decided
to connect the 15m stuff Sunday morning and play there for a while just to make
sure everything was still working.
Band conditions sounded pretty good with the exception of thunderstorm noise the
first night.
 
K6QK   SOAB HP   762,4892005-03-27 17:27:51
Operated my usual configuration: FT-1000MP, Alpha 91 Beta amp, PC running latest
version of Writelog. Antennas are: 4el TET tribander, Cushcraft D40 rotatable
dipole and inverted V for 80 and 160. Tower was at about 45 feet on a canyon
(ravine to Canadians)giving the antennas an excellent take-off angle from east
thru north to the southwest. I believe this attribute makes me significantly
more effective.

It's very important for me to feel good when I operate and this was a good
weekend for me and asprin helps me to sit in one place for a long time. What
disappointed me most was the sparce number of both Europeans and Japanese and
the lack of significant activity on 10. All three would have made for a killer
weekend. I'm not complaining; this is the best I've ever done in WPX and still
remains one of my most favored contests. Maybe next year I'll have a 3el
SteppIR and a 2el 40, still have to buy the SteppIR. Lack of computerized voice
keying was also a major vocal chore. Who's figured out WriteLog Voice keying; I
would sure like to compare notes(k6qk@amsat.org).
 
KC3R(LZ4AX)   SOAB HP   6,990,2912005-03-27 17:28:33
Slept too much :)
Thanks to WA3FET for letting me use his station again.
 
K8MR   SO(TS)AB LP   65,9882005-03-27 17:28:53
Some S&P activity, mostly on Sunday, to help out those who were serious about
this one.
 
W1EBI   SO(A)AB HP   9,9822005-03-27 17:56:41
Found two half-hour chunks of time to say hello.
 
LO2F(LU1FAM)   SO(A)AB HP   7,360,7822005-03-27 18:16:47
What a terrible weekend!!!
I had a lot a problems during the whole weekend. I don´t know where can i start
... First thing that happend was that the 40 meter beam was stucked North, so
was almost imposible to work EU or JA during the whole weekend, just a couple of
stations. Power went off for about 4 hours both days!!! I got rain as usual, in
the last 4 years we got rain during WPX SSB! that means big statics on Low
bands!.When i thot that everything was going to be ok, the PC monitor blows!!!!
So i spent another hour trying to fix it. So what can i say, i enjoy the contest
anyways!
Highlights: been called by 8Q7DV long path on 15!
Thanks to LU1FKR, LU1FJ and LU3FZW for let me use their great station!

Luc LU1FAM
QSL Via AC7DX.
 
WK4R(K4XS)   SOAB HP   9,037,6262005-03-27 18:25:08
The best and worst of conditions, both in weather and propagation.

Score was up 1.2meg, prefixes up 50 and QSOs up around 200 from last year

All Friday night I had the XYL's laptop hooked up to the radar site for Tampa
Bay to monitor the thunderstorms that were roaming around just off shore about
20 miles in the Gulf. The static crashes were deafening, especially on 75
meters. The static bleed-off on the 20 Yagis was so bad at one point all I
could here was just a 20 over high pitched buzzy whine. The storms never did
hit my QTH until Sunday, but they did force a time off strategy. It seemed like
the cold front squall line was due to hit around late afternoon Sunday, which
meant I could not make up any lost time if I had to QRT at that point in the
contest. As a result I had to burn my time up before they arrived which meant
running out of time at 2130Z....right in the middle of a great run on 20.
It was a bad gamble since the storms did not arrive until after the contest. So
much for being a weatherman!

Best hour was a 190+ in the beginning of the contest, mostly on 20. 20 was a
bottomless pit of QSOs for me...well over half of my QSOs were there.

Saturday on 15 was nowhere near as good as Sunday. Best hour was 140, all
stations being DX, not one W/K. All kinds of goodies checked in, including an
HS.

10 was, well, 10 meters at this point of the cycle. Good for S/P and that was
about it, although I felt that with some CQing some EU could have been raised
around 1500Z. It just wasn't worth it though.

Thanks to K5TR, K4ZW and KQ2M and others making this one a horse race. Even
with the serial numbers, you can never tell how you're doing, since you can have
a lot of cheap one pointers in there.

See you all in the FQP in a few weeks.
 
N3HBX   SOSB20 HP   3,757,3832005-03-27 18:30:25
Fairly decent conditions - although there was intense QSB into Europe on the
second day. I might have had a higher score if it had not taken me the first 8
hours of the contest before discovering that my antenna was pointing 180 degrees
from the desired direction!
 
KØDU   M/S HP   3,738,3502005-03-27 18:32:20
Down from last year big time ,didn't get those big EU openings this year. Also
had computer problems couldn't get computer to recoginze server for spoting with
write log. We had fun as always! Thanks to all that worked us! Jerry K0DU
 
PT2ND   SOSB15 LP   330,7372005-03-27 18:35:56
Bad conditions on 15m here.
Rig: FT-920 100w
Antenna: A3S @ 10m tower
Tnx for all who called.
QSL via direct or bureau.
73
Noel
PT2ND
 
W4CEO   SOAB LP   189,3272005-03-27 18:39:13
Storms on Saturday slowed us down. Had a good time! All contacts S&P.
 
SO2R(SP2FAX)   SOSB160 HP   772,5512005-03-27 18:41:22
No condition to NA from my area, but fantastic activity from Eu caused that I
beat old World record abt 40%
 
K6OWL   SO(A)AB LP   10,4402005-03-27 18:51:49
A few hours of warm-up before heading down to the WX5S M/2 (@ W6YX).
 
AL2F   SOAB LP   1,5362005-03-27 19:00:53
I had a fun working this contest mobile. Thanks to all the stations that hung
in and pulled me out. I was using a FT-857d and a KJ7U screwdriver antenna,
while running errands around Anchorage. Thanks to the YL for paper logging. 73
see you in the next contest.
 
VA3QP(@VE3YAA)   SOSB80 HP   401,1392005-03-27 19:07:59
I have a huge QRN during in this contest. The level of QRN was up to 59+10 db
even with BV's antennas.
Condx was not very good for low bands.
Thank you all who called me.

73, Alex, VA3QP
 
N3GNW   SO(A)AB HP   111,7202005-03-27 19:08:39
Now that was a fun contest. Even though solar flux wasn't very high I was able
to consistantly search & pounce a steady stream of stations with a couple of
small runs thrown in. If this wasn't a holiday weekend, I likely would have
been able to do a personal best.

73,
Mark
 
NK4A(N4PN)   SOAB LP   3,808,4952005-03-27 19:23:18
Thought it was going to be a ruff weekend when I saw the "numbers". Also, while
checking out which band to start on, I got into a QSO with KB5YZZ who had to
tell me about all the bad things with contesting. He suggested I just get my
phonebook out and just call everyone in order and give them a 59! After going
thru all of the why's we "nuts" contest it was too late to do much checking and

started out on 20m which was not good. Logged that one contact, which was a
struggle and headed down to 15m which was better. At the end of the first six
minutes, I had a total of 2 Q's....this is going to be a bad weekend.

But, at the end of the first hour was all the way up to 77 Q's. Second hour I
was really stepping it up....83 Q's. Didn't do much damage to the rate meter as
about the best I ever noticed was in the 80's....lots of S/P but that netted a
lot of mults..

Storms hit here with plenty of lightning at 9pm local on Saturday...shut down
for a nap but the weather didn't let up and could not get back on until 8am
on Sunday...so much for planning the 12 hours off time.
I don't know how those that operate constantly with LP do it...and those that
operate QRP will surely have a special place in heaven.

I must have spent a total of 20 minutes all together calling ST2T and two
different YI stations, all weekend, with no results...Spent way too much time
calling a ZR2 on 10m on Sunday with no results either...

Some good surprises tho...worked JU1DX for my QSO #88 and then JT1CO for my #90
on 20m! Think the "guns" were pointing some other direction as I got JT1CO on
the first call...

Some of the better ones that I did get thru to were: 9K2HN, 8Q7DV, VQ9LA, 4L8A,
TZ9A & 9M2TO (called me LP over Eu while I was working a DL).

I doubt that HA80IARU, EI05CCC, 5B/ON7TL/m will ever be "right" again. I think
M2W has the answer. Also, all of those OE-Five-Zero stations...

Worked NQ4I and YW4M on all six bands...got AC0W and N7TT on 5 bands...

First contact with that KB5YZZ was a new prefix (of course) and the last
contact with WM7N was also a new prefix....

Thanks to all!! This is one fun contest....as noted by someone in the soapbox
that when Europe dies for us here on the east coast, just turn the antenna
toward the West and continue.

Rig: Pair of FT1000MP's
Ant: TH-5, Alpha-Delta 40/80, Inverted Vee for 160m.
80-10 Vertical

73, Paul, N4PN
 
KI5DR(@K5NA)   SOAB HP   3,260,0962005-03-27 19:26:18
Quite a bit of T-Storm activity Friday night and Saturday caused us to unplug 4
times and wait it out (better safe than fried).

This wasn't a serious effort (no really!) for me this year (left early for
Easter Dinner, slept all night) so I just had fun working the bands. Had a
pipeline to SA on 10m, but nowhere else (worked stateside on backscatter!) Made
some 160m Qs this year which I've skipped in this contest in previous years.

Station:
FT-1000MP, AL-1500
Monobanders on 10/15/20/40
80m - phased ON4UN verticals
160m - simple 1/4 ground plane, 4 radials + beverages

Thanks to Richard and Susan (K5NA/K5DU) for their gracious Texas hospitality!
 
YT6A   M/S HP   10,293,3602005-03-27 19:33:39
RIGs:
IC775, FT1k MV, TS940
PAs:
TL922s, 1,5k H

ANTs:
160 - wire
80 - 1L rotary, beverage NW
40 - 5L USA, 2L JAs, beverage NW
20 - 3/3
15 - 4/4/4
10 - 4L

I was fortunate to be a guest op at YT6A for the contest and it has been a
fantastic operating experience. I have made many good friends at the Sky Contest
Club and look forward to sharing good times in the years to come.
de Bob YT6OX/N6OX
 
N7ZG   SOAB LP   180,7362005-03-27 19:49:24
This is the one (and only) time of year that I wish I had one of those
weird calls. ;-)
 
VE3DZ(@VE3SY)   SOAB HP   8,452,3722005-03-27 19:52:17
Thanks again to Paul and Marg for their hospitality.
 
2EØTEC   SOAB LP   14,4182005-03-27 20:31:33
2E0TEC Carl Ratcliffe, London, United Kingdom
Only had the new callsign 4 days !

Tcvr: Ten Tec Scout 555 at 30W.
Ant: 1/2 G5RV.

Band QSOs Pts WPX
7 28 64 20
14 82 98 69
Total 110 162 89


Score : 14,418
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOSB10 QRP   12,7722005-03-27 21:22:54
Xcvr: FT 817 (5 Watts)
Antenna: Mosley TA33M tribander up 32 feet

I had less than half the Qs and less than half the prefixes that I had last
year, so it looks like the cycle is having its effect.

An amazing 78% of my Qs were in South America. I only had 3 Qs in the USA,
which really hurt my prefix total! 2 were locals, and the other was in Florida.
I usually have one or two amazing QSOs in a contest, but there were none in
this one.

I still love operating this contest, and finding that new "off continent
prefix". Thank heavens that Argentina (as well as other countries) have such a
variety of prefixes! When I was a kid 50 years ago, all the Argentina prefixes
were LU followed by a number. But I think that almost every Argentina station I
worked in this contest had a different prefix! ...and that was great!

I accidentally worked about 6 or 7 stations on 15 thinking I was on 10 meters.
I had to remove them from my 10 meter entry, and will submit a check log with
those Qs. #*&%@!!! Maybe I'll look into getting that data link to connect my
Xcvr to my laptop after all!

...Bill Parker W8QZA qrp
San Diego, CA
 
YC2ECG   SOSB15 LP   77,2902005-03-27 22:00:23
It nice to join the big contest. A major contest! See you soon on the next
contest!
 
K4AQ   SOAB QRP   32,5442005-03-27 22:06:46
http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/121204WPX%20Contest%20Rules%202005.pdf


My third CQ WPX SSB contest:

Score QSO Pts Prefix WAC DXCC Time
--------------------------------------------------------------
2005 32,544 179 288 113 4* 32 14.9
2004** 49,914 214 354 141 6 33 17.1
2003** 107,694 352 579 186 6 35 27.3
--------------------------------------------------------------
*Missed AS and EU
**WB6BWZ


2004 QSO Pts Pref
------------------------------
160M -- -- --
80M 17 20 15
40M 9 17 7
20M 88 135 50
15M 62 112 39
10M 3 4 2
------------------------------
Total 179 288 113


2004 QSO Pts Pref
------------------------------
160M -- -- --
80M 13 13 8
40M 28 31 19
20M 80 126 54
15M 76 152 50
10M 17 32 10
------------------------------
Total 214 354 141


2003 QSO Pts Pref
------------------------------
160M -- -- --
80M 32 35 21
40M 26 32 9
20M 117 167 64
15M 90 165 43
10M 87 180 49
------------------------------
Total 352 579 186


Best DX
=======

271206z WH0V, Saipan (Mariana Islands, KH0), 20ssb/14269 kHz,
7704 mi (1540.8 mi/watt) per WriteLog

DXCC worked
-----------
8P 8R 9Y CM D4 EA8 FG FY HI HK
HR J7 K KG4 KH0 KH6 KP2 KP4 LU P4
PJ2 PY TI V2 VE VP2E VP5 VP9 XE YV
ZD8 ZF


Working WH0V on Saipan was a first ever for me. Propagation forecast was
negative; using SSB and QRP with wire stealth antenna made the QSO extra
special.

Talked to the W7-EasterBunny twice on Easter Sunday! Enjoyed talking with KH7X
(Hawaii) on 40, 20 and 15 meters.

Worked a few European stns but could not copy my serial number correctly to
claim a Q. No Asian stns heard. Also heard and called VK2 and ZL but they did
not recognize me. S&P only.

I hibernated during the EU opening Saturday morning after being very busy
playing Polar Bear (as well as chasing QRP polar bears unsuccessfully) Friday
afternoon and night during the Polar Bear Moonlight Madness. ;)
<http://www.wa3wsj.com/files/PolarBear2005.html>

The following stns proved to have "EXCELLENT EARS" for working this Polar Bear
(#12) who was using an experimental antenna and QRP on 20ssb during the heat of
battle (first two hours of the contest):

1. HR2JGG, Honduras
2. PY2NA, Brazil
3. PY2NY, Brazil
4. NN7ZZ, USA (Utah)
5. VE5MX, Canada (SK)
6. NQ4I, USA (Georgia)
7. D4B, Africa (Cape Verde)
8. NA7XX, USA (Montana)


Yaesu FT-897/D transceiver operated at 5 watts into an OCF 28-gauge insulated
wire stealth antenna up 45 feet in trees next to I-75 in downtown Atlanta
industrial area. (The first eight Q's on 20ssb were made with an experimental
44-ft Inverted-L up 12 ft in trees with an elevated 40-ft single folded
counterpoise 4 ft AGL; SGC SG-211 MiniSmartuner, balance-mode.) SGC SG-237
Smartuner. microHAM USB rig interface. WriteLog 10.53e.

--Matt, K4AQ (ex-WB6BWZ)
 
SQ9JKS   SO(R)SB80 LP   127,0502005-03-27 22:25:05
Equipment:
IC706
Dipol 2x19,5m

73 de SQ9JKS
 
OM8A(@OM3RMM)   M/S HP   13,854,7502005-03-27 22:32:26
Antennas:
160m Wires
80m 2 el yagi
40m 3 el yagi
20m 5 el yagi
15m 6 el yagi
10m 6 el yagi

Still no stacks at this time so we were not able to beam in different directions
what was the major drawback.
Computers and Writelog worked fine, no equipement failures. We had a lot of fun.

Thanks for calling us. CU next time.
 
TM5A(F5VHJ)   SOAB HP   1,286,7042005-03-27 22:53:55
No 10 meters means no fun!
 
LX6T(LX1KC)   SOSB40 HP   1,813,5922005-03-27 23:09:20
Poor propagation, my new equipment did work fine this year, did it enjoy it and
worked 35 hours this time, I will continue to use LX6T for all coming contests,
73s de LX1KC chris
 
HZ1IK   SO(BR)AB HP   753,6482005-03-27 23:27:58
Its not so much fun to do the contest from a country where the weekend is on a
Friday and Saturday and Sunday are normal work days. It is also a little
frustrating when you hear the European hams working stations you don't hear
anymore during the remaining time after work. Using only a vertical (R7) and 200
watts output provide another tough way to get through to the dx station you
really want to work. But I enjoyed it and I wish that the new countries will be
confirmed soon. 73 de Manfred, HZ1IK (QSL via DK7YY)
 
AC4CS   SOAB HP   24,4112005-03-27 23:33:25
This is my first CQWPX contest which I enjoyed very much. Conditions on the
bands were fair accept for a good deal of static on eighty meters due to WX.
 
ZL1V(@ZL6QH)   M/M HP   11,291,7002005-03-27 23:46:22
Operators : Martin VK7GN (VK5GN), Wilbert ZL2BSJ, Brian ZL1AZE, Todd ZL2SP,
David ZL4TAC, Chris ZL1CT

Disappointing conditions here on most bands - our score 2M points down on last
year, mainly because of poor 10m propagation. 40m was quite good which
compensated a bit. We lost AC power to the site (ZL6QH) for about 4 hours of the
last 12 hrs, but it made little difference because the bands were so quiet - we
managed to keep 1 of the 4 stations running on generator power! Wes ZL3TE's
posting mentions a problem for us here in ZL - namely that Eu has so many mults
that there is no incentive for anyone to beam this way later in the contest.
I've grown to like WPX, but there are so many 'multipliers' nowadays that maybe
the scoring needs to be updated ? (standing-by to be flamed)

Highlights - Being called by FT5XO on 20m, some good pile-ups
Lowlights - 10m dud, 10m European yagi faulty

Please QSL ZL1V via N3SL. ZL1V logs are on Logbook of the World. Thanks to
everyone who worked ZL1V. Thanks to the ZL6QH group for the use of the station
and antennas. Please visit www.qsl.net/zl1v/zl6qh.htm for some recent
photos of ZL6QH, ZL1V, ZM2K.

73 Chris ZL1CT
 
OH5DX   SOAB HP   399,5502005-03-28 00:16:46
Aurora hit us bad, no USA on 15m at all!
 
RL3A(UA3ASZ)   SO(A)AB HP   7,150,1342005-03-28 00:16:48
QSL via W3HNK
 
OO4ACA(ON4ACA)   SOAB LP   75,8162005-03-28 00:30:58
Having fun inn the contest to give some points,not the time to enjoy 48u inn the
contest.
See you next contest 73!
 
SQ3RX   SO(R)SB20 LP   179,7322005-03-28 00:49:25
I used TS-820 about 100w with Inverted V antenna. Nice contest, a lot of
station, and great fun.
73! SQ3RX
 
OZ5E(OZ1XJ)   SOSB15 HP   220,6722005-03-28 01:11:24
Shame there was no propagation to the US and this reduced the score - annoying
because just a few hundred miles further south from my QTH the Europeans were
working the US. Very, very difficult to get any kind of run despite openings to
JA and the rest of Asia and Russia. So I am not really disappointed with the
result because condx. were not the greatest. A lot of fun though!
 
WP3C   SOSB15 LP   2,292,2002005-03-28 01:36:36
See you next contest!

Att Alfredo Vélez WP3C

http://www.wp3c.qth.com
 
OE8WOQ   SO(R)AB LP   57,4602005-03-28 01:45:15
Nice contest. Altough I took part as SOAB I mainly worked on 20m (I had some
antenna problems on 15m and no antenna for bands under 20m). Participation as
SOSB 20m would have been better...

rig: yaesu ft-707, gpm-1500, 100w

go wwyc!

73 de oe8woq, markus
 
D4B(4L5A)   SOAB HP   27,321,4152005-03-28 01:45:51
I dont expect with propogation like now I will be able to claim new world
record
Specially I have problem with both of my 40m antennas and that reduce number of
qsos on that band for sure
My congratulations to Jim ZD8Z (Unbelivable result now everyone is know who is
platinum standard ) and Jim CN2R also unbelivable result
I hope Jim CN2R happy that I help him to make decision hi
Thank you very much for everyone who call
73 Al 4L5A/D4B
 
ZD8Z(N6TJ)   SOSB15 HP   17,424,0002005-03-28 02:14:01
I dedicated this one to all of the Senior Citizens. It was personally
satisfying to know that I can still get a world record score at age 66.

Thanks to all of the good WPX SSB operators and especially the words of
encouragement from Al 4L5A/D4B.


Jim N6TJ / ZD8Z
 
DL1IAO(@DLØWW)   SO(A)AB HP   5,854,5842005-03-28 02:16:11
I missed 4 hours of 20m prime time on Saturday while fixing the 20m rotor, the
antenna was stuck at 15deg at that time. When it finally moved to 300deg I
didn´t touch it for the rest of the weekend...

This and the lack of sleep made for a frustrating Saturday afternoon with almost
no two-radio QSOs and permanently thinking of more pleasant weekend activities.
I found that talking to friends is the best reason to keep going!

Glad I recovered and didn´t miss the 15m opening on late Sunday.

Bring on the CW fun!


Stefan
DL1IAO
 
OH1F(OH1NOA)   SOAB HP   4,514,8452005-03-28 02:16:24
Almost identical score to last year (Total: 2359 Prefixes = 893 Total Score =
4,557,872).

Ks worked: 3 on 80m, 4 on 40m and 234 on 20m ... nil 160, 15, 10
JAs worked: 59 on 40m, 6 on 20m, 224 on 15m and 10 on 10m.

Operating SSB in influenza is not much fun :(
Aspirin saved the contest on Sunday morning when I almost quitted.
 
SQ4MP(@SN4L)   SOSB80 HP   927,3802005-03-28 02:21:20
TRX: TS-690S
ANT: DIPOLE / 4xbeverages
 
ZW5B(@PY5EG)   M/2 HP   28,618,0002005-03-28 02:32:00
Special thanks to Mr.Oms PY5EG for this operation from his fine super station.
 
SN6C(SP6CZ)   SO(A)SB160 HP   439,5442005-03-28 02:35:10
Fine contest!!
 
HA1ZN   SOSB20 LP   511,0182005-03-28 02:54:24
RIG: TS-870s 100w ANT: DL1FK beam.
 
AJ9C   M/S HP   4,257,9942005-03-28 03:12:35
As usual just for fun and to make sure the AJ9 mult was out there. Some day we
make take advantage of the mult radio in this test. 15 was a bit funky from
Indiana this year and 10 was almost useless. (sigh) Someday the spots will be
back.
 
KO7X   SOAB HP   872,3562005-03-28 03:21:53
Imagine my surprise when I called Al, TM5A, on 15 meters and he tells me that I
am a dupe. This was the first time that I had even heard him, so we had a brief
discussion about the "previous QSO" which had occurred about 10 minutes
previously. It turns out that the number I supposedly gave him was only in the
200s and I was up close to 1000 so my conclusion is that he may have miscopied
someone else's similar callsign. We both thought it was a bit spooky, however.
There were lots of other QSOs with old and new friends and there was some
interest in my Wyoming QTH. Fortunately, we had a nice opening on 15 meters on
Sunday with good signals from central and eastern Europe and later, the east
coast.
 
VE3RCN   SO(TS)AB LP   268,5502005-03-28 03:26:11
I was very surprised how many stations calling CQ could hear me...however, if I
sat on a freq calling CQ, well, I basically ended up with a hoarse voice with
one or two replies. Lots of fun though.
73, Kevin
 
VA1CHP   SOAB LP   201,2502005-03-28 03:26:57
Part Time effort. Sun actually came out in NS during the weekend, had to check
out that strange glowing orb! See ya next year.
 
VK2CZ   SOAB HP   230,8882005-03-28 03:33:20
Testing a couple of full-size portable portble antennas based on my great
experiemces with the Force12 40XK design.
 
NN3Q   SO(A)AB HP   1,851,3542005-03-28 03:33:41
Excellent conditions over the pole Saturday evening... lotsa good dx answered my
20m cq.. ua0,ja,hs,ds,e21.. very interesting 2 hours after sunset. Fun contest
without heavy qrm to keep a clear frequency.
 
NQ4I   M/M HP   15,863,8252005-03-28 03:42:29
Call: NQ4I
Category: Multi Multi
Power: High Power
Band: All Band
Mode: SSB
Country: United States

BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/Q PREFIXES


160 305 438 1.4 42 K4UJ,K4PK
80 795 1866 2.3 193 KD4D,KE4UW
40 1243 3013 2.4 206 VE7ZO,KT4ZB
20 1965 3795 1.9 459 K9JS,NQ4I,K5ZM
15 1583 3111 2.0 241 K4BAI,KN6RO
10 483 942 2.0 64 N4OX,WI4R
--------------------------------------

Totals 6374 13165 2.1 1205 = 15,863,825



All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.

Operator List: ______________________________________________________________

Equipment Description:
160m FT1000MP MKV Alpha 91B phased verticals and beverages
80m Run FT1000MP AL-1200 and 2 el Yagi at 186 ft
80m Mult TS-930S and SB-220 and 4 Square array
40m Run FT-1000D and Alpha 77 and 3/3 stack
40m Mult FT-1000MP and Alpha 87A and 4 el KLM at 115 ft
20m Run FT-1000MP and Alpha 77 and 5/5/5 stack
15m Run FT-1000MP and Alpha 77 and 5/5/5 stack
15m Mult FT-1000MP and Alpha 78 and 5 el aygi at 85 ft
10m Run FT-1000MP and Alpha 78 and 8/8 and 5/5 and 6 el
10m Mult FT-1000MP and Alpha 78 and 5/5/5 stack

Club Affiliation: South East Contest Club

BREAKDOWN QSO/mults NQ4I CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST Multi Multi

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 24/15 52/42 50/28 89/61 110/57 10/8 335/211 335/211
1 21/3 61/23 52/24 68/36 56/8 3/1 261/95 596/306
2 30/8 60/19 67/30 62/15 5/1 2/1 226/74 822/380
3 34/2 63/23 52/14 54/18 . . 203/57 1025/437
4 30/5 63/26 47/13 15/7 . . 155/51 1180/488
5 28/1 70/19 58/14 19/0 . . 175/34 1355/522
6 15/3 56/8 32/4 3/1 . . 106/16 1461/538
7 8/0 26/2 28/2 3/0 . . 65/4 1526/542
8 16/0 23/3 27/7 ..... ..... ..... 66/10 1592/552
9 6/1 19/2 10/3 . . . 35/6 1627/558
10 6/0 22/7 17/2 17/8 . . 62/17 1689/575
11 . 26/5 16/4 74/35 16/1 . 132/45 1821/620
12 . 9/1 15/4 59/28 31/9 2/0 116/42 1937/662
13 . 1/0 34/2 84/32 27/8 15/8 161/50 2098/712
14 . . 9/1 70/15 45/8 36/8 160/32 2258/744
15 . . 27/3 80/12 67/12 34/8 208/35 2466/779
16 ..... ..... 15/1 59/13 70/11 51/8 195/33 2661/812
17 . . 19/1 55/11 60/7 28/4 162/23 2823/835
18 . . 21/4 69/13 52/3 21/5 163/25 2986/860
19 . . 24/2 63/13 38/1 11/1 136/17 3122/877
20 . . 23/1 90/22 46/2 22/0 181/25 3303/902
21 . . 22/0 50/9 89/6 57/3 218/18 3521/920
22 . 2/0 39/2 71/8 67/8 44/1 223/19 3744/939
23 . 5/0 31/2 57/6 54/4 20/0 167/12 3911/951
0 7/0 16/0 53/6 71/7 71/11 23/1 241/25 4152/976
1 8/0 30/0 48/2 80/7 40/3 4/0 210/12 4362/988
2 8/0 31/3 43/4 88/14 16/0 1/0 187/214549/1009
3 18/0 43/2 61/5 62/14 . . 184/214733/1030
4 13/0 24/3 13/2 17/2 . . 67/7 4800/1037
5 9/1 16/3 19/2 12/0 . . 56/6 4856/1043
6 8/1 12/0 21/3 3/0 . . 44/4 4900/1047
7 5/1 14/0 20/3 4/0 . . 43/4 4943/1051
8 6/1 14/0 20/2 17/0 ..... ..... 57/3 5000/1054
9 5/0 13/1 8/0 18/0 . . 44/1 5044/1055
10 . 7/0 . 3/0 . . 10/0 5054/1055
11 . 7/1 12/3 6/3 1/0 . 26/7 5080/1062
12 . 1/0 10/0 37/15 38/5 . 86/205166/1082
13 . . 12/0 39/7 64/12 2/0 117/195283/1101
14 . . 11/0 26/3 100/19 10/0 147/225430/1123
15 . . 12/2 22/1 83/18 9/0 126/215556/1144
16 ..... ..... 21/1 33/7 78/7 12/1 144/165700/1160
17 . . 15/0 22/2 58/9 5/0 100/115800/1171
18 . . 6/0 22/2 38/2 5/2 71/6 5871/1177
19 . . 17/0 19/1 45/1 3/0 84/2 5955/1179
20 . . 6/0 47/3 31/4 8/0 92/7 6047/1186
21 . . 12/0 47/3 31/3 19/2 109/8 6156/1194
22 . . 25/2 31/3 26/0 18/1 100/6 6256/1200
23 . 9/0 43/1 28/2 30/1 8/1 118/5 6374/1205
DAY1 218/38 558/180 735/168 1211/363 833/146 356/56 ..... 3911/951
DAY2 87/4 237/13 508/38 754/96 750/95 127/8 . 2463/254
TOT 305/42 795/193 1243/206 1965/459 1583/241 483/64 . 6374/1205

BREAKDOWN in mins/QSO's per hr NQ4I CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST Multi
Multi

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

This Year was very interesting for our team...we had 3 newbeeies who joined us
and they did an outstanding job....we were very anxious to defend our M-M win
from last year...our score this year is a bit different from last years
score...10m, 15m and 20m were down from last years score, but the difference was
made up by some great performances on the low bands...we actually worked 6 EU's
on 160m, and had our score nearly double on 80m and 40m...thiw weekend we were
really handicapped by the local weather...it started storming Sat night about 10
pm and it went continuously until the end of the contest...some of the op's were
spending as much time on the internet tracking the storms...we issued
flashlights to each station in the event the power went out...and the noise
levels were out of sight...to the many stations that called and we were not able
to pick out...we are truly sorry...thanks for your understanding...there were
many hours that we could only work the loudest of stations...we are lucky we had
other antennas in the stacks that were not as affected as the top antennas...The
good things were that no equipment failures (second contest in a row), food was
good, and everyone had a great time....my hat's off to the great crew we had
this year, and the distances traveled by all...we look forward to defending our
title again next year...see you all then...de Rick
 
MØWKR   SO(R)SB20 HP   1,331,0342005-03-28 04:10:05
Last chance to enter the Rookie class. Best contact was Barbados using 1m coax
and a power meter as an antenna (due to the antenna relay blowing !!!).

No wonder I received 59 hi hi !!
 
N8IE   SOAB QRP   652,3802005-03-28 04:10:48
I finally had a weekend where I could work a contest in contest mode. :-)

15 had great openings at times then would just go dead, 20 on the other hand was
open almost all day and night. 40 and 80 are my weak bands but even they
provided some good runs at times.

Did notice the absence of some familiar calls, most notably 9A and JA stations
and not a peep heard from Alaska.

See you all in May!
73
Dan, N8IE

GO MAD RIVER!
 
OHØZ(LY2TA)   SOAB HP   8,400,0002005-03-28 04:24:45
Hmm... Now I know what does it mean 'AURORA'...
JA's QSO's 2 x more than NA QSO's.
15m was closed to NA when other EU's have good
pileups. Same on 20m.
Only 22 NA QSO's on 15m. Signals comes via S.America.
Did not hear workable USA signals on 40m both nights.
Anyway had a lot of fun this weekend.
Thanks to OH5DX and OH1JT for super QTH at Aland isl.

73! Andy LY2TA

p.s. Dear OH's, I do not understand Finish language,
call me next time in English, please :-)
I waste much time to trying understand your calls :-)))
 
XE2AUB   SOAB LP   685,0092005-03-28 04:43:33
Very noisy bands but nice openings in 15, many countries active I had a nice
time.

Thanks to all ops for working me.
 
HI3CCP   M/S HP   14,012,9112005-03-28 04:51:42
Hard to believe but 80 and 10 metres bands is almost identical, but the team is
very happy with the results so far,HI3NR just been incorporated to The Caribean
DX Patrol and If God Allows it we are now ready for the next contest come.

Thanks to Ramon for taking care in the generators to operated full time at 1 kw

and for sure to all the guys who been waiting for hours to be in our logs.

To all the bad guys qrming in our freq. as the one from EA3, and the big guns
from the NA God bless you and hope you can stop this anti ham policy.

For now 73´s and CU in the next contest Pile Up

Cosntantino,Edwin, Hiro and Ted
 
WD5K   SO(TS)AB LP   1,537,5362005-03-28 05:14:51
FT1000mp 100w
TH7@ 50'
40m Dipole
80m Inv V
 
N2IC   SOAB HP   4,789,5452005-03-28 05:24:15
Absolutely terrible conditions from the SW USA ! I can't recall ever doing a
contest where I couldn't run JA or EU on some band at some time during the
contest. Only 40 meters played "normal" ! Take a look at the continent
breakdown below, and I think you'll agree that my whining is justified ! It was
"interesting" trying to work the EU big guns on 15 Sunday morning - the few EU
that I worked couldn't believe I had such a big QSO number with such a weak
signal !

Thank goodness for all the USA activity - 20 was always a welcome sanctuary from
the DX void of the other bands.


Continent List

160 80 40 20 15 10 30 17 12 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 2 71 102 1152 341 4 0 0 0 1672
VE calls = 1 12 16 114 43 0 0 0 0 186
N.A. calls = 0 5 7 36 26 9 0 0 0 83
S.A. calls = 0 7 13 34 52 41 0 0 0 147
Euro calls = 0 6 22 110 68 0 0 0 0 206
Afrc calls = 0 0 4 7 10 2 0 0 0 23
Asia calls = 0 0 8 116 3 0 0 0 0 127
JA calls = 0 21 185 77 51 0 0 0 0 334
Ocen calls = 0 3 24 24 25 2 0 0 0 78

Unknowns = 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4

Total calls = 3 125 382 1671 620 59 0 0 0 2860

Unknowns on 40 = TO1T
Unknowns on 20 = TO1T
Unknowns on 15 = TO1T

HOUR 160SSB 80SSB 40SSB 20SSB 15SSB 10SSB TOTAL ACCUM
---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ----- -----
0 0 0 0 234 1 0 235 235
1 0 0 0 169 1 0 170 405
2 0 0 0 152 0 0 152 557
3 0 0 29 30 0 0 59 616
4 0 0 64 3 0 0 67 683
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 683
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 683
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 683
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 683
9 0 6 65 0 0 0 71 754
10 0 7 69 0 0 0 76 830
11 0 9 54 0 0 0 63 893
12 0 12 19 7 0 0 38 931
13 0 31 0 21 0 0 52 983
14 0 0 0 91 0 0 91 1074
15 0 0 0 101 0 0 101 1175
16 0 0 0 101 0 0 101 1276
17 0 0 0 105 8 0 113 1389
18 0 0 0 0 60 40 100 1489
19 0 0 0 1 21 1 23 1512
20 0 0 0 5 43 0 48 1560
21 0 0 0 6 101 0 107 1667
22 0 0 0 0 87 0 87 1754
23 0 0 0 68 11 0 79 1833

0 0 0 0 43 23 8 74 1907
1 0 0 0 80 18 0 98 2005
2 0 0 0 92 1 0 93 2098
3 0 1 0 80 0 0 81 2179
4 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 2186
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2186
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2186
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2186
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2186
9 3 19 33 0 0 0 55 2241
10 0 14 26 1 0 0 41 2282
11 0 7 20 3 0 0 30 2312
12 0 12 3 0 0 0 15 2327
13 0 0 0 24 0 0 24 2351
14 0 0 0 31 13 0 44 2395
15 0 0 0 7 29 0 36 2431
16 0 0 0 16 34 0 50 2481
17 0 0 0 29 13 1 43 2524
18 0 0 0 27 1 2 30 2554
19 0 0 0 1 22 0 23 2577
20 0 0 0 16 65 7 88 2665
21 0 0 0 42 26 0 68 2733
22 0 0 0 19 40 0 59 2792
23 0 0 0 66 2 0 68 2860

TOTAL 3 125 382 1671 620 59 ^L
 
DL6RAI   M/S HP   7,666,5582005-03-28 05:29:47
No 15 m USA on Saturday, but band opened up nicely on Sunday afternoon.
Where were all the JAs? Worked only 53 QSOs with 47 stations. Seems
the BY's are taking over the show now.

Fun to listen to OY1CT how he was dragged into the contest. Someone
spotted his call on packet (14121, very low in the band where he
was hiding) and he started moaning about it. But then he decided to
boot up his PC to log the contacts. He must have gotten carried away
because four hours later he was still passing out numbers on 80 meters.
 
ES5TV   SOSB20 HP   4,568,9842005-03-28 05:45:11
Unfortunately 2 of my 80m verticals fell down in the storm a week ago and had to
change SOAB to monoband. Well, between 20 and 40 it was easy to choose as I did
not feel like a 36-hour frequency fight on this 60khz piece of band plus some EU
guys have an adventage now being allowed to transmit above 7100...

Anyway looks like I just managed to escape a serious beating by LY2TA from OH0Z
in SOAB:)

I was determined to do SO2R as just acting like a CQ machine for 36 hours was
not too attractive thought. So put up a low dipole into the forest about 150
meters from the main tower for second radio antenna. And it was working.
Depending on were I was beaming the noise was from 54 to 58 so quite possible to
work especially stronger stations.

Those few hundred 2nd radio QSOs were huge score advantage as many mults were
found and also made the contest much more interesting. WPX is a very good
contest for this setup as you don't have to have a very good second antenna to
work DX as multipliers can as well be from EU plus they are strong enough to
stick out from the noise.

Quite happy with the QSO count which is almost as much as in SOAB last year and
even more mults! Look forward to scores of my closest competitors - OH0R and
OH8NC.

Conditions to US were quite marginal, still 470 US QSOs. Several guys were very
weak and I was astonished myself when I finally got the call and number right
and confirmed by the whisper of "roger roger". 150 JAs worked and 1500 EU.

I think that next time I will start to write down the calls of those guys who
just pop into your frequency and start CQ without any QRL?. This is a very
arrogant behaviour. They might move after you ask but still sometimes they get
instant answers and just carry on hoping that they managed to steal it..

I don't know why but for some reason this very often happens with HGxx contest
stations. There are many very good and polite ops in HA but some just don't seem
to have it in them...

I also notice that Italian stations often call you by the last two. I don't know
who taught them so. In no pile-up situation and quiet band. Why?? This sometimes
wastes time of 2 QSOs. It was funny that several times I guessed the call of the
station from the master.dat by the last two checking IK??XZ or IZ??XZ. Well, I
guess they are still wondering how I knew;))

EL1LL was a call difficult to believe first, but supposedly right. Great to hear
EL after long time.

73
tonno
es5tv
 
K8GL   SOAB HP   394,6932005-03-28 06:15:56
ZD8Z called me! Must have been in my "senior moment"! Congrats to Jim...may
his record last for 66 years!
 
9A8MM   SOSB20 QRP   3,0242005-03-28 06:39:46
When not working as 9A7P team, I made a few qsos from home qth with FT-7, INV-V,
and 4 W -> as always.

73s!

Marko, 9A8MM
 
WF1L   SOAB LP   74,1042005-03-28 07:26:37
Lots of noise on 40/80/160 at my QTH (a disappointment) and 15 likes to "jazz"
my computer. 10 didn't seem to have many users when I was on the band. Gained a
couple of new countries, HI on 80 (still need AK) and CA on 160 toward my single
band WAS so considered the time expended as overall successful.

Guess I'll have to work on my antennas some more. Ground mounted vertical needs
more radials.
 
VA3YP   SOAB HP   621,6052005-03-28 07:38:18
From the start of contest I safer QRN S9+10 on 80 and 160. Because that I didn’t
pay attention to those bands. In steed of my disability and medication taking I
operate this contest in six periods. My wish was to participate in this contest
to check how much I’m able to operate under my health conditions. I’m very
satisfied how much I did.
 
KTØR   SOAB HP   1,029,5882005-03-28 08:16:41
Always like this contest. Bands were stange. But were consistant. Running Europe
and JE1ZWT calls me very loud and no other Ja's. I think all weekend only worked
4 Ja's. All on 20. Was fun to Have 8R1K,ZL1V,J75RZ, and a few others call me on
75. Thanks to many that called and nice to hear everyone on all the bands.

My son Alex who is 7 was on a bit with me. Thanks to all that he worked and took
the time to say thanks and good job. He is starting to get the hang of it. So
much to learn and so many questions. Hi

Well be in NY for WPX CW see u all then.

Vry 73 Dave KT0R
 
OE2S(OE2VEL)   SO(A)SB20 HP   3,642,1002005-03-28 08:22:27
Bad weather and lots of QRL prevented us from doing a serious effort. Noticed
that OE6Z was also SO-20m, so changed to assisted on sunday morning, as we are
not able to compete with the antennas and location of OE6Z.

Still some points for BCC
 
KW7Y(K7RL)   SOAB HP   5,920,0452005-03-28 08:23:10
An additional 222 q’s and 97 mults helped boost the score another 100K over last
year. Good conditions to EU on 20m helped overcome the unfortunate lack of
propagation to JA on 15m. That path was sorely missed and reflects the steep
decline in q’s and points on 15m. I also felt the JA opening on 40m wasn’t as
good as usual; whether it was lack of participation or propagation, I’m not
sure. Signals were good, but volume was thin.

Many thanks to all the fine operators for the q’s. And to KL2A@W7RN, and
N6MJ@NK7U for the horserace! I think :-)
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   22,600,0002005-03-28 08:24:32
On 22nd of March in the afternoon thanks to joint efforts of LZ1HD,LZ1ZD and
LZ3UM the new LZ9W monoband PA on 80m "fired" on the air for the first time :-).
The group continued hard work and on Friday late afternoon the monoband 160m PA
was also ready for the RACE :-)).
LZ5VK and LZ3UM took care to get all antennas rotating and showing the correct
direction :-)).
Thursday from 9.00 to 17.00 we errecetd the portable 4 square for 80m with 24
radials for each of the verticals.
Everything was going so smoothly and as planned that Krassy LZ1ZD got scared
about it :-)).
And Murphy was not late - around 16.00 LZ2HM was checking the 6 el yagi on 20m
and suddenly SWR went to 5 ! Pulling the coax got the SWR to be back to normal
and to go sky high again. A tough decision has to be made since the dark comes
at 19.00 local time. Finally we decided to get antenna down and to repair it
since without this on 20m there was not be a contest at all. Only LZ3UM knows
what costed him endless climbing and getting down from the 20m tower.
Finally Asen LZ3UM and other guys got repaired monobander on the tower in the
dark at 20.00 LZT in full darkness.
From this turning point on to the end of the contest beside small PC crahses
there were no big technical problems.
We experienced again the well known problem with the serial numbers with
CT/K1EA, but as far as we been told same happens with WL too.
There was a short power cut for about 15 min few hours after strat of the
contest,but this was fortunately short enough to have no deleterious effect on
the final score.

Finally building up the LZ9W M/M contest station started paying off - in spite
of very poor condx on Saturday we made 1 700 QSOs more than last year and about
120 more multipliers. Final score is almost 8 000 000 pts bigger than our last
year score (2nd place EU).

Few more antennas are to be added and two more monoband power amps by the end of
2005.

THANKS to all who called us ! See you in WPX CW 2005 !

73 from LZ CONTEST TEAM
Wally LZ2CJ on behalf of all LZ9W M/M Contest Team members

Equipment

160m Run - IC746 - LZ9W Monoband PA ( LZ1HD/ALPIN Co. design on two GU74b)
Inverted Vee
80m Run - TS850S - LZ9W monoband PA ( LZ1HD/ALPIN Co. design on two GU74b)
4 SQUARE / Dipole
40m Run - FT 1000MP Mark V Field - Chopper Home Made Amp - HB9CV / Dipole
20m Run - FT1000MP - LZ9W Monoband PA (LZ1HD /ALPIN Co. design on two GU74b)
6 el WA3FET yagi / Dipole
15m Run - IC746 - ACOM 2000A - 6 el WA3FET yagi / Single Delta Loop
(same stn used as mult stn on 80m with 2 phased Inv Vees )
10m Run - IC746 - Alpha 91b - 7 el WA3FET yagi

Mult Stns
Place 1 - FT1000MP - ACOM 1000 - KT34A / Dipole 20m
Place 2 - TS850S - TL922 - X7 / Dipole 40m

Operators who did an outstanding job :-))
160m - LZ2UZ
80m - LZ1UQ, LZ2CJ, (part time LZ1FG)
40m - LZ2HM, LZ2UU
20m - LZ2PO, LZ3FN
15m - LZ1ANA, LZ1ZD,LZ3UM
10m - LZ2HQ, (part time LZ2HM and LZ1UQ )

Mult stns - LZ5VK, LZ1PJ,LZ4UU

Special THANKS to LZ1PM and LZ2FV who came just to help with antennas and
operating places installation !!!!

THANKS to LZ5VK and LZ1ANA for the PC network and cluster !

BIIIG THANKS to LZ1HD,LZ3UM and LZ1ZD for finishing new PAs on 80 and 160m on
time for the contest :-))) !!!
 
AD4EB   SO(A)AB HP   2,524,7882005-03-28 08:26:17
Record total number of QSOs for me. Enjoyed operating this contest, 20 meters
was in great shape. Thanks to those who spotted me, amazing how the rates
skyrocket immediately after being spotted.

Need to practice SO2R on SSB, as well as operating split on 40m and 80m.

Ten-Tec Omni Six Plus, Centurion Amp 650W, 3 ele SteppIR, GAP Vertical (40), and
inverted L (80).
 
XE2K   SOAB HP   5,950,5952005-03-28 08:44:47
More than i expected.
 
N5DO   SOAB LP   944,3942005-03-28 09:16:43
Last year I worked 66 JAs, with most of them on 15M; this year I worked no JAs
on 15 and only a total of 16. That hurt my overall number of prefixes.

Conditions seemed good, but not quite good enough. Usually people say that they
"worked everyone they heard," this year I heard lots of stations who could not
hear me -- or they could barely hear me. I had many stations copy my call sign
who were unable to copy my exchange and lots more who got part of my call but
not the whole call. Late in the contest I realized that I should have written
those calls down to see if I worked them later when conditions changed. I
particularly enjoyed 20M late on both Friday and Saturday nights when there was
good propagation over the pole to Asia.
 
L44DX(LW1DTZ)   SOSB10 LP   1,231,6072005-03-28 09:26:56
Station,

TS-850 abt 70-80W.
Walmar 10/15/20/40 @18mts.
CT 9.

Bad condx, worked few JA's, but much center asia, thank VQ9LA for new one,
worked long path in LU night. First day work only 7 EU.

NA: 71.9%
SA: 10.9%
EU: 12.9%
AS: 2.2%
AF: 1.7%
OC: 0.2%

Tnx all qso, qsl via EA5KB.

73's de LW1DTZ - Esteban
 
OK1JOC   SOAB QRP   81,7022005-03-28 09:36:27
FT817, 5Watts ,zepp.
 
9A3ND(9A1AA)   SO(A)SB20 LP   18,3152005-03-28 09:44:24
FT-101ZD + dipole

Just for the fun during the Easter holiday's......
 
KP4WW   SOSB15 HP   5,055,3362005-03-28 09:44:32
Conditions on Friday night and Saturday real bad. On sunday the band open
early
abt 0600 lcl time and start working more european station than Saturday.
No Ja's at all. Have a lot of fun. Iam back in KP4 land after few years , so I
will going to be more active on the future contests. 73's to all.
 
TI5N(NØKE)   SOAB QRP   1,775,0622005-03-28 09:56:45
Bill, W8QZA, is submitting this report for Phil, N0KE, who will not be back from
Costa Rica until very late Monday, March 28, 2005.

This QRP operation was from the station of TI5KD near San Jose, Costa Rica.

Conditions were pretty bad, as expected. The best Q of the contest was working
8Q7DV on 40 meters on the second call!

Antennas:

Multi-band quad up 25 Meters, 4 el on 10 M, 3 el on 15 M and 20 M.

40 M: 2 el quad pointed north
2 el yagi up 30 Meters

80 M: Loop with apex at 25 Meters
Trap dipole at 32 Meters
 
W1AJT/VE3   SO(TS)AB HP   2,041,6992005-03-28 10:36:11
Antennas : 2el multiband quad @ 31 feet (9.4m)
80/40 dipole at 25 feet (7.6m)
 
OM7M   M/S HP   12,965,5942005-03-28 10:47:08
Our 62 ele. on HF bands seems not still enough to beat OM8A on SSB parts of the
contests. One of the reason is lack of SSB operators cause we prefer CW.
Nice opening & run on 15m during the whole sunday, while 20m is still only
average.
Congrats goes to OM8A & TOP M/S station.

Anyway had a good time & happy easter to all.
 
IU3A(IV3HAX)   SOSB15 HP   2,045,4422005-03-28 11:05:54
The first day good condition for asia and closed for North America.
The second day excellent condition in all directions.
73's Mauro
 
4L2M   SOAB LP   2,379,9202005-03-28 11:06:00
It was good conditions only for D4B;
 
W2GB   SO(A)AB HP   1,309,1722005-03-28 11:26:57
Although at first I did not plan on participating thought I would get on for an
hour or so..ended up doing 23 hours. Getting my wires up higher really paid off
on 40 & 80 I was surprised at some of the pile-ups I broke on the first call.
Had fun and as always glad to contribute my score to the YCCC
Now to work on that 160 antenna..
73
John W2GB
 
AM7HBP(EA7HBP)   SOSB10 LP   45,8752005-03-28 11:40:18
What a poor propagation. I was bored all the time. I whised to participate this
year on 20 meters LP, but a great sporadic to USA on 10 meters 3 days after
changed my idea, but this was a bad decission for me because in the contest i
contacted 3 o 4 USA stations only. No EU, only Russians in sunday. The rest were
SA, AF and midle east, and a pair of VK. No more.

Till next contest.


TX/RX: ICOM IC-756PROII
ANTENNA: OPTIBEAM OB11-3 (5 elements on 28 mhz).
 
EA4KR   SOAB HP   4,680,0002005-03-28 11:41:30
I starting to hate the 40 meters band on SSB part ¡¡

I really admire those fellows who choose SB 40 m even if they cannot copy me
when I read them S 9 + 50, amazing ¡

Best 73,

Julio, EA4KR
 
N5MO   SOSB20 LP   406,0002005-03-28 12:07:29
CORRECTION
 
SM3W(SM3WMV)   SO(A)AB HP   1,997,9762005-03-28 12:23:09
Not a very serious effort from my side. I had planned a more serious one but the
motivation totally failed on me when I started having rough problems on the
lowbands in the beginning of the contest. I usually dont feel I have such
problems on them but this time I did.

Otherwise stuff worked well, the SO2R setup is starting to come back to normal
after the lightning strike I had this autumn that ruined very much of my
homebrew equipment but most of it has been improved rebuilds.

Plans for the summer is to get the 3el mono fixed JA to work better, maybe move
it to another tower. It felt like it was needed at points in the contest. NA
opened very early (no good openings though) and when JA still was possible to
work on 20m. Another thing is the try to fit another tower or try to get a 40m
yagi in the tower for the 20M yagis. I really need something better for the
lowbands!

My location really do SUCK against NA too, its only west coast that has got
decent signals. A 260m high mountain just a couple of km away makes everything
under 8 degrees to hit the mountain so trying to work NA on 15m is not easy. On
the other side the view towards japan is totally amazing, 87m drop from the
antenna down to the ocean and therefor I had 25% asia worked, even though I
missed half of the 15m JA openings since I overslept BOTH days.

Anyway, strange enough I didnt even feel loud into Europe, something I usually
do especially on 20m and lost a lot of prefixes that way. Now I started to feel
like trying it more serious in the CW part, THE mode for contesting!

Thanks all for the qsos!
 
KJ5Y(W5PR)   SOSB10 HP   487,7202005-03-28 12:32:49
I might as well have done a 80 or 160 meter entry as noisy as 10 meters was.
There was almost no direct propagation except to South America for the whole
weekend. Even with the punk conditions, I did manage to snag a few interesting
Q’s:

1713 KJ5Y 59 201 8Q7DV 59 257
1845 KJ5Y 59 287 ZD8I 59 52
1900 KJ5Y 59 295 D4B 59 3281
1901 KJ5Y 59 296 9Z4FE 59 143
2102 KJ5Y 59 365 AH8N 59 26
2322 KJ5Y 59 538 3D2IZ 59 10
0047 KJ5Y 59 632 JA7OWD 59 1
1400 KJ5Y 59 650 V51SG 59 172
1622 KJ5Y 59 677 OT5A 59 263
2033 KJ5Y 59 749 S9SS 59 1018
2336 KJ5Y 59 822 JE1LET 59 114

I was kind of shocked to get #1 from JA7OWD! Check this out: I had more PYs
than LUs! (70/61) More VKs than VEs! (18/12) Stats follow:

10M %

OC 46 5.7
SA 174 21.6
NA 552 68.6
AF 29 3.6
AS 3 0.4
EU 1 0.1

10M Total

3D2 1 1
6Y 1 1
8P 3 3
8Q 1 1
9Y 2 2
C6 1 1
CE 10 10
CM 1 1
CT3 2 2
CX 7 7
D4 1 1
EA8 4 4
FG 1 1
HI 2 2
HK 3 3
HP 1 1
HR 3 3
J7 1 1
JA 2 2
K 493 493
KH6 5 5
KH8 1 1
KP2 3 3
KP4 15 15
LU 61 61
ON 1 1
P4 2 2
PJ2 2 2
PY 70 70
S9 1 1
TG 1 1
TI 3 3
TZ 1 1
V2 1 1
V3 1 1
V5 1 1
VE 12 12
VK 18 18
VP2E 1 1
VP5 1 1
VP8 2 2
VP9 1 1
XE 5 5
YV 12 12
ZD8 1 1
ZF 1 1
ZK1/s 1 1
ZL 20 20
ZP 3 3
ZS 18 18

Pref by hour and band

Hour 10M Total Cumm OffTime

D1-0000Z 11/11 11/11 11/11 36
D1-0100Z 0/0 11/11 60
D1-0200Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-0300Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-0400Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-0500Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-0600Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-0700Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-0800Z --+-- 0/0 11/11 60
D1-0900Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-1000Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-1100Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-1200Z - 0/0 11/11 60
D1-1300Z 2/2 2/2 13/13 52
D1-1400Z 62/44 62/44 75/57
D1-1500Z 60/42 60/42 135/99
D1-1600Z 53/38 53/38 188/137
D1-1700Z 62/32 62/32 250/169
D1-1800Z 42/18 42/18 292/187
D1-1900Z 19/12 19/12 311/199 32
D1-2000Z 47/22 47/22 358/221
D1-2100Z 82/26 82/26 440/247
D1-2200Z 75/28 75/28 515/275
D1-2300Z 64/16 64/16 579/291
D2-0000Z 54/13 54/13 633/304
D2-0100Z 8/3 8/3 641/307 30
D2-0200Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-0300Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-0400Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-0500Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-0600Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-0700Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-0800Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-0900Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-1000Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-1100Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-1200Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-1300Z 0/0 641/307 60
D2-1400Z 5/3 5/3 646/310 1
D2-1500Z 7/1 7/1 653/311
D2-1600Z 31/12 31/12 684/323
D2-1700Z 15/4 15/4 699/327
D2-1800Z 17/4 17/4 716/331
D2-1900Z 9/4 9/4 725/335
D2-2000Z 9/6 9/6 734/341
D2-2100Z 22/5 22/5 756/346
D2-2200Z 29/7 29/7 785/353
D2-2300Z 20/3 20/3 805/356

Total: 805/356
 
K3BU   SOSB160 QRP   11,5912005-03-28 12:39:20
Happy Easter Contest!
 
KZ9O(K9MU)   SOAB LP   39,2042005-03-28 12:54:16
160 6 12 2.0 4
80 7 13 1.9 7
40 37 73 2.0 31
20 65 114 1.8 52
15 12 26 2.2 8
10 31 86 2.8 19
--------------------------------------

Totals 158 324 2.1 121 = 39,204




This one is devoted to the young contesters out there. We may not set world
records but we keep radio fun.

73
Justin, KZ9O - K9MU
 
VE6RST(@VE6SV)   SOSB20 HP   2,759,5262005-03-28 12:55:37
A big thanks to Gordon and Cathy for having me out. We were suppose to do a MS
contest but last minute work commitments kept Gordon from operating and I was
asked if I would like to do a Single OP.

My last WPX SSB as a SOSB was in 1985 exactly 20 years ago. I operated 40 meters
from Newfoundland as VO1CV. Although conditions here in the west are not as good
as the east coast Newfoundland is between N.E USA and Europe and the QRMMMM is
unreal. I guess every location has it's advantages and disadvantages. As always
the WPX test remains a great contest and if conditions are good some great
scores can come from this part of Canada.

Thanks to all who called

Max VE6RST / VO1CV
 
KØRH   SOSB15 HP   348,9842005-03-28 13:27:39
NO JA, NO ASIA, AND NOT MUCH EUROPE........THANKS JIM
 
KØGAS   SOAB HP   380,4802005-03-28 13:56:31
LOOKING FOR THE SUNSPOT CYCLE TO IMPROVE!!!
 
VE6EX   SOAB QRP   539,1102005-03-28 15:05:35
Thank you CQ for hosting another great contest!!!
Hi:
Well, I did 33+hrs of all band qrp and lived! I may not recover fully for a
week! I sweated bullets getting those 34q's on 40 and 10 did'nt show a breath on
many looks/swl passes. The name of the game was staying in the chair and awake
for the openings that always happened; I guess I missed the ones on 10.
Thanks to those who spotted me on the hi end of 20, the spots made a world of
difference in my Q count and not getting booted off the high end HI! See you all
for cw..
Cheers,
Dan, VE6EX..
 
KM9M   SO(A)AB HP   126,3892005-03-28 15:18:13
Bad weekend for a contest, got on to hand out q's when I could.
 
PJ2T   M/2 HP   32,086,5432005-03-28 15:38:45
It was a special pleasure to welcome Harald (DL2SAX), Heiko (DK3DM), Helmut
(DF7ZS) and his XYL Annette, Uli (DL8OBQ), and Wolfgang (DK9VZ) and his XYL
Sabine to CCC's PJ2T club station. They're superb, hard-working operators, and
we're very happy to count them as new friends.

This was the first large-scale multi effort in WPX from PJ2T. The first night
was miserable, with a wall of noise (S9, with bursts to 20 over) on 75 and 160,
even when listening on our normally quiet Beverages. But we hung in on 40, even
in the wretched noise and QRM, because most of the night our Multi/2 had become
a Multi/1, with 40 the only usable band. Finally the high band opening arrived
Saturday morning and the contest took off with good (but not great) rates, to
include an opening to the U.S. on 10 which arrived finally at 11:30 local. The
best hour of the contest was the 16Z hour on Saturday on 15 and 10.

The second night was almost as bad -- I heard many Europeans between 3650 and
3700 CQing with S9 to 10 over 9 signals, but we were not being heard at all in
Europe at that time. U.S. runs on 75 were also disappointing. Still, we
persevered on 40 with the 107 foot high yagi, not having much fun but sticking
with it. 160 was an almost complete disaster, with only 20 QSOs with
high-profile U.S. stations and zero multipliers.

Multipliers were tough to find, but runs to Europe on roughly 14.120 both days
saved us, as virtually every third QSO was a new one.... We also made good use
of the dual yagis, especially on 15, mixing European and North American QSOs
almost one for one for several hours both days.

Thanks again to the Germans for a superb effort, coming a very long distance to
operate at PJ2T. (DL2SAX came just for the weekend (!) and had to leave four
hours before the contest was even over!) And as always, many thanks to the
members of the Caribbean Contesting Consortium who continue to support this club
QTH and keep the PJ9JT legacy on the air.

Thanks for the Qs.

73 de Geoff, W0CG, PJ2DX
 
8P2K(8P6SH)   SOAB LP   1,254,4752005-03-28 15:40:43
Work limited my ability to participate fully. In any event, the bands weren't in
the best of shape. Highlights were working 5U and 8Q but I missed ZL1V on 80m -
that would've been a new one on 80m.

Great to hear so many prefixes and also to work two mults from Barbados (8P9 and
8P6) - we were well represented, 8P6ET, 8P6EX, 8P6GE, 8P9AM, 8P6QA and I also
heard 8P6RC but never worked him. Wow!!!
 
VA3DF   SO(TS)AB QRP   275,0282005-03-28 15:56:58
Wouldn't you know! Feeling great Friday AM and by the time I was 4 hours into
the contest I was feeling quite poorly from a bout of the flu/cold/...pick
anything that has symptoms close to these! Had to cut way back on the operating
time and looking back on the log and seeing all those gaps just makes me
sicker.

Decided to go for 400 qsos and shut 'er down - last QSO at 1951Z.

"I be back"

Doug
VA3DF
 
NR6O(@N6RO)   M/M HP   8,043,9242005-03-28 17:14:00
Continent Statistics
NR6O CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST Multi Multi 28 Mar 2005
160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

North America SSB 275 674 839 1011 891 78 3768 77.6
South America SSB 1 10 25 39 57 83 215 4.4
Europe SSB 0 0 23 174 5 0 202 4.2
Asia SSB 1 71 171 187 35 0 465 9.6
Africa SSB 0 2 5 9 12 1 29 0.6
Oceania SSB 2 18 42 30 57 22 171 3.5

Rate sheet available by email request.

The stats above tell the propagation story. Europe was hardly there,
only some S&P on 20m; therefore mults and QSO points way down -
our score is one third of that in 2000. JA totals were off as well.
We made the most of a five station, 8 operator effort, and enjoyed
making new QSO records on 40, 80, and 160m for this station/contest.
Thanks to K6AW for his computer/networking expertise, and WX5S for
the usual excellent barbecue on Saturday afternoon.

Station: Three high yagi stacks on 10, 15, 20m; 4/4 on 40m;
2L quads and 4 Square on 80m; 4 Square, bev. on 160m.
Four FT-1000mp's, Orion; AL1200, Alpha 76, LK500, C2500.

Congrats to the NQ4I crew! N6RO
 
WX3B   M/M HP   2,624,4322005-03-28 18:16:51
Great fun had by all; 7:00pm until 2:00am Friday there were 4 of us. We started
up again with 4 of us from 9:00pm until noon, then continued as single-op until
about mid-afternoon Saturday.

Thanks to the team that participated Friday and Saturday, and apologies for
canceling the Saturday night crew due to a change of plans...and some unexpected
Stereo system RFI to an NCAA basketball fan/neighbor.

I was very pleased with my new station's performance; phase 1 has been completed
and the next step is to install some tall towers...in the future.

Look forward to seeing you in Dayton, and in WPX CW!

73,

Jim Nitzberg WX3B
 
W2CG   SO(A)AB HP   227,2452005-03-28 18:16:58
Just played around handing out W2 Prefix. I'm now an N1MM logger convert, great
contest logging program, good job guys.
 
KR1ST   SOAB QRP   184,8882005-03-28 18:21:51
Rig: FT-897
PWR: 5 Watts
Ant: 20m & 40m tree supported doublets @ 30 feet

Dang, I'm 1 contact short from doubling my last year's claimed score. :-) 100%
S&P. WAC this time. Boy, what a nice treat it was to find 15 meters open to
VK/ZL on Saturday evening (EST). It would be nice if I could put up a tower with
some aluminum, or at least have wires in the clear in my small backyard.
However, it never seizes to surprise me what you can do with just a few Watts
and a few wires, even when the sunspot count is low.

Thanks for a fun weekend!

73,
--Alex KR1ST
http://www.kr1st.com
 
AY8A(LU8ADX)   SO(TS)AB HP   4,752,4402005-03-28 19:03:50
Transceiver: Kenwood TS-870

Antenna: 4 EL. 3 BAND JVP34DX AT 12MTS HIGH & 80 y 40 Dipoles Inv V

Amplifier: Ameritron AL-1200

Soft: N1MM

Fighting with the noise of the center of Buenos Aires City

Until the next Contest

73´ Diego - LU8ADX (AY8A Contest Callsign)
 
NJ7I   SO(A)AB HP   128,0482005-03-28 19:23:23
IC-746Pro to 3 el StepppIR at 65', 40M & 80M Inverted V's & 60', Ameritron
Al-811

Hint: Make contest calendar and send to all your close relatives. Puts a damper
on the score if you don't

73 Jon NJ7I
 
N6QQ   SO(A)AB HP   636,8042005-03-28 20:15:52
Rotator stuck at 70 degrees.

Wipe out most of Europe and JA's.
 
8Q7DV   M/S HP   13,960,2902005-03-28 20:20:47
FT1000MP, IC775DSP, FT897D, ACOM 2000, AL 80B
ANT: 2x TRIBANDERS by UA9BA,7 MC VERTICAL, 160/80 - 21 M VERTICAL, AP8A
NOTEBOOKS, N6TR v 6.79 software
 
VE7XF   SOAB LP   319,9202005-03-28 20:45:16
It was just an SSB contest, so I thought of doing it with one hand tied behind
my back or with a mouthfull of marshmallows, just for a challenge. It turns out
that the challenge was provided by BC Hydro in the form of an intermittent S-7
power line noise, except when it was raining (not very often, in spite of being
in Vancouver :-)
Running was pretty much impossible (couldn't hear half the stations), so I
decided on an S&P operation, one QSO per mult. I made a mistake and worked two
OH0s.
Maybe it's time to build a noise sniffer, and find the problem myself.
VE7XF
 
OL4W(OK1IF)   SOSB80 QRP   101,0042005-03-28 20:48:30
Propagation was not good.
 
EA5DFV   SOAB HP   5,334,8752005-03-28 21:44:42
FT1000MP MarkV + IC-781
ACOM2000A + AL82
Mosley Pro67B @ 20m + Monoband 15m 6el @ 15m
Inverted V 80m and 160m

Fun contest!
It is dificult to run SO2R with only one multiband and one monoband, but this
time the conditions on 15m help me. Again I need to put up the monobands for
20m and 10m also, but the towers are no ready yet.

In two evenings I find quite good conditions on 15m, maybe better the
saturday.
On 20m, the multiband get a lot of noise and you can find many people on it.

I get better results that the past year, with more QSO and pfx: Fine!

Thanks for the QSO and see you soon.

73 de Jose
 
S55W   M/S HP   1,458,4922005-03-28 22:50:16
Low power with 100W, but lots of fun. Bad openings to USA and JA on 15m didnt
help us a lot and no HP didint get us out of the noise on the other side so very
few dx on CQ. Good openings on 20m with only a carolina dipole. My first all
band contest ..next time better :) Thank to all that contacted us! 73 Ian S57WTT
 
FY5KE(F5MZN)   SOAB HP   17,807,9942005-03-28 23:02:14
First participation in the WPX as SOAB. Good conditions Saturday, worse Sunday
especially with the NA on 15 and 10. Congratulations to D4B for his new record
claim and his amazing score!
 
VK3TZ   SO(TS)AB HP   2,455,2602005-03-28 23:12:38
Hi all,

Condx seemed to be a little down (a fair bit down since my last WPX 3
years ago) but this is the first time I have operated from this far North. Andy
VK4KY was kind enought to load me the use of his land/shed and the guys from the
local club put up a tribander for me. With a lot of help
from a few of the locals a 3 ele tribander was put up at 8m. NOT REALLY VERY
HIGH, but better, much better, than not operating at all.

I did my back in last week and was not really in much shape to do much physical.

I was able to help Andy put up a 40/80m vertical to add to the 40m and
80m dipoles he had in the trees, at about 50 ft and 70ft , respectively.

A huge hail storm and a lightning strike within about 500m put me off
air for a while. Power outages. A big storm with hail the size of
oranges!!! I will have photos put on the web somewhere on my site
www.rippletech.com.ay

Lots of time spent talking to Andy as we had never met before, but
talked on air a fair bit and via phone. So too many off hours (about 19
hrs non-operation.

15m was the best of a bad bunch really.
40m has good openings to JA from VK4, much better than VK3
20m openings to LP EU and to USA no where near as good as in VK3
(interesting)

Max rate was only once in the 220/hr range for a few minutes.

Pretty happy considering the height of the antenna, etc.

Thanks Andy and the guys from the Redcliffe club. Sorry to Bill VK4FW
who offered for me to use his location but there was no-way my back
could have handled the trip and putting up an antenna, just the two of
us. Car is pretty badly damaged by the hail (it was borrowed!!!!)

An interesting contest (maybe for all the wrong reasons - car accident on the
way to ANdy's place as WELL!!!. Worked PT5A on LP on 10m, not much else was
special. Heard ZD8Z for only the second time in a contest (contesting since
1988). By the looks of the other scores I did pretty well on 10m. Would love to
do it again from ANdy's place once the 20m tower is in place.

Some pretty poor operating by one UA operator made me blow it on 40m! 500Hz off
my frequency is just ridiculous. I would love the guys who do that to be
disqualified........ for 3 years!

Tony
VK3TZ
 
S5ØC(S53MM)   SOSB80 HP   1,716,9282005-03-28 23:53:53
Ant. Inv V
Strongest from USA KC3R. Totaly 80 of NA calls.

Matija/S53MM
 
RG9A(UA9AM)   SO(A)AB HP   8,434,1762005-03-29 00:30:10
Poor condition to NA.
 
PY7RP   SO(R)AB LP   811,9162005-03-29 01:07:42
Hi all! This was my first SSB Contest at home. I had ever participed on others
contests but always from club station. Working conditions were: FT-840 &
Dipoles.
73, GL to all

Renner
PY7RP
 
YZØZ(YU1ZZ)   SOSB80 HP   1,162,5732005-03-29 01:56:58
73s` Milan,YU1ZZ (YZ0Z)
 
YT5J(YU1JW)   SOSB20 HP   3,115,0202005-03-29 01:59:05
73`s Lazo,YU1JW (YT5J)
 
9A1P(9A1UN)   SOAB HP   4,068,6852005-03-29 02:59:41
Just 23 hours on, condx were very bad first day but 2nd day was quite good with
nice 20/15m NA openings, missed both mornings and 2nd night so not big number of
mults as I lost all JA openings....
9a1p contest location still under construction after we lost everything in a big
storm and setup is not really good at the moment...
Used TS930s + Alpha 86 1kW
ant 160m 1/4 wave sloper
80m 1/4 wave sloper
40m 1/4 wave vertical with just few radials
20m TH5 5el @22m
15m 6el OWA @16m
10m TH5 5el @22m

73 cu in CW part
Dave 9a1un
 
NV1N(N1UR)   SOAB LP   2,442,4402005-03-29 03:37:35
This was the first competitive attempt at WPX SSB for me. I didn’t really have
any expectations. I knew that you needed a good mix of US and DX stations to
win and that I wouldn’t be able to trade Qs into the US with the Southeastern US
boys and had make up for some of that with DX Qs, maybe even 6 pointers on 40
and 80. 20M would obviously be THE band but I was hopeful for 2 good DX running
days on 15 to really maximize the potential of my station.

I started off trying to run 20 into JA/UA0 and that failed miserably so I swung
the beam around to the west to run the US. Rate picked up but I felt I could do
a lot better S & Ping so I was doing that by 0030Z (which isn’t a good sign). I
was able to run on 80 on radio 2 while I was doing it so combined rate of 60 –
70 was actually pretty good, I thought. From the looks of people’s posts I
should have stayed on 20 and just kept moving around until I found a better
producing run frequency.

So that was my mistake for the rest of the evening. I went to 40 and 80 and
grabbed fairly easy 40/80 EU 6 pointers and ran fairly well on 80M for a while.
Shut down at 0800Z as the rate was dropping into the 30s.

I was back at it at 1000Z immediately running EU on 20 with great rate (90 –
120) for a sustained period of time. This was the best part of the contest. I
was S & Ping 15 as well starting at 13Z but not hearing any EU. Then all of a
sudden my SWR on 20M goes crazy and kills the run at 1310Z. I thinking, this
doesn’t look good. 15 minutes of debugging determines that something has let go
on my Radio 1 feed line to the tower switchbox and I decide to take an off hour
and see if I can fix it. In retrospect, I should have just run 20 for that hour
and fixed later on in the day but I was assuming 15 was going to open any time
and really wanted both radios to be going. Well, in 20mins I had fixed the
problem (a slightly disconnected hardline connector which had been worked loose
in the melting and contracting snow that is still on the ground here). I
figured I could have lost the contest right there. I now can see that it hurt
me but I really missed out on not running 20 A LOT more, especially into the US.


Well, I was back up and running at 1411Z on 20M and the rate was already down
into the 80s to 90 but still fine. I was constantly looking for EU to open up
on 15M but it never did. Was happy to see that 10M was open as much as it was
to SA. Some very strong signals there. All Qs on 10 were 2nd radio Qs so, I
felt good about having 71 on that band and not having left any rate to get it.

I spent too much time on 15 trying to get something going and should have just
kept plowing on 20 later on in the afternoon. Never heard any JAs on 15. I
think KH7 and ZL1 were my only Pacific on 15. 20 meters into JA and UA didn’t
sound great from here around sunset so I decided to try and run on 40 before
things got too noisy there. I actually had a nice 45 min run around 23Z with
50% of it coming from EU (both split and on TX freq). I felt that that was one
of my better decisions of the contest. 60 rate with half of them 6 point Qs was
pretty good. I went to 80M too early each night when I should have stayed on 20
but kept a pretty decent run going (50s rate) until around 05Z. Took a 2 hour
off time but wanted to be up for EU sunrise to take another shot on 40 and 80
for the 6 pointers. Again that worked pretty well as I had another 45 min run
on 40 with 60s rate and about 75% EU. I was able to sweep 80 S & Ping pretty
quickly of EUs and took another 2 hour off time. I started again on 20M around
1045Z and 1 hour of off time left as I started Sunday.

Like everyone, I was happy to hear 15 being a different band but found it very
frustrating for the first couple of hours as the band was full of signals and I
could S & P well but could not get any rate going on CQ. I actually went back
and ran 20 at 90 rate while I was S & Ping 15 and hearing S9 plus sigs from EU
(I have never abandoned running 15 with S9 plus sigs). I finally had a
successful try on 15M around 15Z and then had a great run for about 3 hours into
EU with good solid 90 rate. EU on 20M was also pretty decent after that but
finding a run freq by then was tough.

I took my last off time at 22Z figuring that the last hour might have a surge to
it. Rate was actually pretty good but I think I missed part of a good JA/UA0
opening because I worked quite a few pretty quickly as I got back on at 23Z for
the last hour.

All in all I was happy with this first full WPX SSB effort. The contest was a
lot of fun. I need to change my strategy somewhat and just keeping running and
running on 20, for this one. There is no question that if you don’t cross 1000
Qs on 20, you will have a hard time winning this one. There aren’t enough 6
pointers on 40 and 80 to make up for that.

See you in May.

Ed NV1N/N1UR

Radios: FT1000MP and FT990 SO2R with TRlog and DX Doubler.
Antennas:

10M 3el NE, S, W
15M 8 el EU, 3 el rot
20M 4/4 EU and rot
40M 2 el rot
80M inv vee and 2 el wire beam EU
160M inv vee
 
WN6K   SOAB LP   335,5882005-03-29 05:08:37
Waaaaay Down from last year's score because....
a) poor sunspot conditions continue to dominate
b) CONTEST IS ON EASTER WEEKEND - and family will only tolerate one Holiday
weekend a year for Dad's 'hobby'

WN6K
 
N4ZZ   SO(A)AB HP   2,639,7372005-03-29 06:05:56
Thanks for all the qso's. Hope no one missed n4 prefix. 73 Don n4zz
 
WA6WPG   SOSB40 LP   15,0002005-03-29 07:02:20
Antenna was 40 mtr 4 square in the Mojave Desert using battery and operating
from inside my SUV.
 
DF3KV   SO(TS)AB HP   2,092,2682005-03-29 07:03:40
Equipment:

Icom IC-751A+IC-2KL
TH7@30m + dipols for low bands

Thanks to all stations who exchanged reports with me

73
Peter
 
LX7I(LX2AJ)   SOAB HP   6,894,0992005-03-29 07:07:08
My first SOAB activity in this contest, after SOSB 20M 40M and 80M.
Propagation was not so good on saturday worked no US on 15m.

I hope to be able to run next time SO2R and make a better score


73's and GOOD DX from
Philippe LX2AJ / LX7I
 
DL6FBL(@DFØCG)   SOAB HP   10,024,3222005-03-29 08:14:05
2x FT-1000MP + amps

160: Dipole @ 30m
80: Dipole @ 30m
40: 3-ele KLM @ 34m + 40-2CD @ 34m
20: 5 over 5 @ 32/16m + XM520 @ 20m
15: 5 over 5 @ 35/25m + 155BA @ 20m
10: 5-el @ 30m (rotary) + 5-el (fix SA) @ 23m + 5-el (fix NA) @ 16m

Beverages to NA (160m long) and JA (100m long).

BIG Thanks to the DF0CG crew for letting me use the station again. It's always
fun for a Single OP to play with a Multi/Multi setup... ;-) I arrived at the
station Thursday around 1 pm and unloaded my stuff which was still originally
packed from my CQWW CW trip to 9Y4ZC. At this opportunity I found my swimming
trunks, which were hiding under the FT-1000MP...

Markus (DJ7EO), Jochen (DH5HV) and Thorsten (DO1ET) helped me fix some minor
problems. Markus later headed to Belgium to be a part of the OT5A team, Jochen
operated the contest from his home station, and Thorsten made some more cables
and preparations for the final station-wide computer network.

Right at the beginning of the contest I lost my voice. It was the revenge of the
last delayed influenza, and I was only able to caw into the microphone for the
whole contest. People who might have been thinking about my "bad modulation",
please accept my apologies.

I had decided to start the contest on 80 meters, because 80 meters was better
than 40 meters last year from my home station. On 3769 I worked 234 stations in
the first two hours, which included many Europeans, some forty W/VEs, a few
UA9/UNs, and YY5YMA, PU7EEL, PJ4Y, 9Y4W, YV5KAJ, PS8DX and YW4M.

At 0216z I checked 40 meters, but US signals were only marginal. I switched over
to 160 meters, but detected a problem in the 160m amplifier only 5 QSOs later. I
switched it off and went jumping between 40 and 80 meters until 0610z. Goodies
on 40 meters were J75RZ, YI9VCQ, PJ4Y, NP2I, XE1MM, CN8SG, 5K3W, NP3CW, 4L2M,
HI3CCP, WP4CTD. On 80 meters YV4BU, P43E, HR2AEC, TS3A, and on 40 meters again
6Y4Y, T49C, CN2BC, XE1MEX, XE1REM, ZL1ANH, ZL1V, FY5KE, V25O, CE3RDV, some more
South Americans and a good number of W/VEs with better signals now.

20 meters had not really come to live so I decided for a first quick one hour
break, poured some coffee and held the fridge up. I was back at 0721z, worked a
few mixed QSOs on 20 meters (Europe, UA9s, VK/ZLs, one! JA giving me a 001 on
short path, TO1T, J75RZ and V25O, but no Stateside) before going to 15 meters at
0740z.

JA signals were loud, the rate was OK at slightly above 100 QSOs/hour, and many
rare Asia multipliers went in the log. Goodies were 9M2MT, 9V1RH, BG7KQF,
BX1AAB, BD7IPO, BY4BNS, VR2BG, WH2V, BG1JR, BG6AHP, 4F1MEU, EY1ZA, BX2AH, BU2AI,
S9SS, DV3ZQR, B3C, 9V1BH, 6M0MM, BD7IEE, BY2HIT, BG1FBV, a few VK/ZL/YB and some
more South Koreans. It was amazing to see the rising activity from China, and we
can only hope that more and more new Chinese Amateurs find their way into
Contesting.
When nobody was coming back to a CQ, I threw in a quick 20 meters QSO on the
Second Radio.

At 1036z I found 14193.5 clear and did not leave the frequency until 2002z, when
I started my major break. These almost 9.5 hours produced 1208 QSOs, which is an
overall rate of 127 QSOs/hour. Best hours were 12z, 13z, and 14z with 157, 160,
and 150 QSOs. That's not too bad regarding my "ordinary" DL6 callsign and the
serial number thing, which slows down the rate dramatically compared to a CQWW
or ARRL DX contest. Goodies were VP9I, P43E, JU1DX, KG6DX, B3C, CB5A, WH2V,
TI5N, VP9FX, DU1IVT, 9M2FB, B4HG, 9M2TO, BG7LHY, HS8KGG, ST2NH, YE3K, DZ9DZ,
KH7X, DU4JT, VR2XLN, VY0PW, FM5DN, AH7C, and 6Y5BB. I only managed 25 QSOs on 15
meters on the Second Radio during this run, among which were ZD8Z, ST2T, EK3SA,
5U7JB, TZ9A, D4B, 8P9AM, 9G5FO and 8R1K.

My voice had to be lubricated with mineral water all day long to get at least
the caws out. A summary showed that I was drinking 14 liters of water during the
contest (not to forget the two beers in the break ;-). Especially during my long
run on 20 meters I knew perfectly well that when I was running for the bathroom
I would be losing my precious running frequency. In my desperation I remembered
a tip from DL4NAC (YLs, children and gentlemen: close your eyes) and: I cut off
the upper part of one of the 1.5 liter plastic mineral water bottles, stood up
and peed in the bottle, while still making QSOs. Yeah, I even managed this stunt
four times without losing a drop! How’s MTV saying: “Don’t try this at home…”
;-)
Certainly this would have been even more entertainingly, when the webcams had
been in action, but (luckily?) the DSL internet connection was down all weekend,
which was also the reason why I was going “unassisted”…

In the break (after holding up the fridge again), I had programmed my alarm
clock for 2330z, when I wanted to fill in two hours of running 40 meters
stateside. It woke me up, but after testing my voice I decided to forget about
40 meters. I wanted to take the rest of the 12 hours break now and re-programmed
the alarm clock for 0600z. After a long shower and a brief visit to the fridge I
jumped on 20 meters at 0650z, called CQ and CQ and CQ without answer, and
suddenly knew that it was a mistake to give away the more productive evening
hours the day before. The rate was quite low. Some goodies were TG9IIW, PJ2T,
3W2XK, FM5JC and PJ4Y. The Second Radio on 15 meters produced some UA9s, weak
JAs, TR8CA and 8Q7DV.

At 0817z I jumped over to 15 meters, but couldn't get anything going. I had
hoped for a repeat of Saturday's 15 meters JA opening, which was part of my
break time strategy. Only a few minutes later I left 15 meters and wandered
around between 40, 20 and 15 meters without good luck. A quick Second Radio
visit to 10 meters revealed VU2DSI with a good signal, but nobody else. Some
minutes later 8Q7DV and OD5WPX became workable on 10 meters, too. The JAs were
weaker than Saturday, and a much smaller number went in the log. Goodies on 15
were BG4WCK, 9M2TO, EY8BA, BA4AA, VR2XLN, YI9VCQ, BD4AAQ, BX4AQ abd DW1NJT.

At 1036z I switched over to 20 meters for an hour. The only goodie was OX3RZ. At
1140z I went back to 15 meters and was rewarded with V8ASV, DU4PMA, V25O, TO1T,
V85GD, XV2PS and BD7IHN - within 15 minutes! The Second Radio was on 10 meters
and found YI9VCQ and a number of nice signals from South America. I even called
CQ on 10 meters for 15 minutes, but was only called by UN2O, three DLs, three
PAs, F5POJ and PY2BRZ. The Second Radio found ZF2NT, HI3CCP and some others on
15 meters. At 1225z I was CQing on 15 meters again, but the rate was low.
Goodies were BG9TD, TI5N, 5R8FU, TI2VW, CP1FF, T49C, HZ1EX and VP9BO, with
second radio QSOs on 10 meters with YI9QWO, JY4NE and YB0ECT in between.

At 1248z N2MM called for my first US on 15 meters. He said his antenna was
pointing due East, and so I was beaming due West. At 1253z came K3ZO and K5TR,
at 1307z came NJ4U, and then K3TW, who suddenly was 40 over 9. This magic only
lasted for a few minutes. K3KO, K4ZW, WC4E, N3KS, and K4JE found me, but I could
not establish a good rate.

The next 15 minutes I struggled to decide for the next running band and jumped
between 20, 15 and even 40 meters, before I found a clear spot on 14296. The
rate went up, but signals were difficult to read, because the band was fully
packed, and especially the neighbouring stations BELOW my own frequency produced
a babbling noise at S9. This "noisefloor" made it almost impossible to copy
signals weaker than S7! And there were plenty of them. This was a bit strange,
because the "neighbours" were more than 2 kHz away, which should already make a
good separation. I did not have this problem from the neighbours sitting HIGHER
in frequency... Goodies were HR2JGG, 4F1MEU and SV9CVY, Michael, whom I had
visited for the CQ WW SSB contest in 2001.

At 1436z I tried 15 meters again, but couldn't establish a good rate to the US.
It was more like DX'ing with stations like HQ2DMR, T49C, ZF2SC, 8P6EX, HR2AHC,
and RU3HD/ANT (Antarctica) calling in. At 1454z I gave up, and tried 40 meters.
I knew that I was still lacking many easy Central European multipliers, because
I had mostly been on the high bands on Saturday working DX, not Europe... ;-)
The rate was OK, but after 20 minutes I went back to 15 meters. Now the US
signals were better, and I stayed there until 1640z working W/VE, South America
and ZS9Z, VP8BKF, XE1KK, XE1MM, PT9ZBJ (who was the first PT9 station in my
life), and P49MR (who said: "This is your new multiplier calling..." ;-).

From 1640z thru 1653z I wandered over 40 and 15 meters without luck, and finally
sat down on my money band, 20 meters, again. I was on 14271 until 1819z, worked
W/VEs, Europeans and KH7JJ, HP1XX, XE1KK, XE1MEX and OX3LX. The Second Radio on
15 meters found P40A, VQ5L, FY5KE and HP1XX, whom I tail-ended at the end of
another QSO (just for the fun of it ;-). For the last few minutes I had watched
the LX5A frequency on 15 meters. The distance is just 250 kilometers, but I
could NOT HEAR most of the stateside stations they were working. At 1820z I
could hear most of the stations in the LX5A pileup and decided to give 15 meters
another try. The rate was good, but my friend Carl, OE9MON, shocked me deeply
when he asked why I was CQ'ing when so many US stations were calling me. That
was just another hint, how a few hundred kilometers “South” can change your
whole life... ;-)

From 1840z thru 2156z I sat on 14272 milking the band for more US stations. I
was also called by KH7FX, a loud E21EIC on the back of the stack (I'm not trying
to rhyme...), CN8BV, NP2KW, TG9ANF, 6Y4Y and V31TT. The Second Radio found PJ4Y,
9Y4W, XQ3BRN, J75RZ, 8P6GE, NP2I, PJ2T and P43E on 15 meters, and loud and easy
D4B and 8Q7DV on 40 meters.

In between I had called HG8R for a new multi on 80 meters, and I was obviously
giving him a hard time to copy me. After the QSO I checked the setup and found
the 80 meters amplifier to block all HF. Probably the output relay was hanging,
so I had worked HG8R with a piece of coax cable in the basement a few meters
UNDER the Earth. Good ears there... ;-) After switching the amplifier off, I
could get at least the barefoot power out for a few more QSOs. Later I even
tried to run barefoot for a few minutes on 3733, but was quickly driven away...
I had planned for an intense running on 80 meters for these easy, yet elusive
European multipliers, but this was obviously not going to happen.

Now that 80 meters was unusable for running, I jumped between 160 and 40 meters
for the rest of the contest. 160 produced some of the easy European multipliers,
but the rate was not good, so I better went for some more 6 point US stations on
40 meters. Michael, SV9CVY, called in again, and just in time for the end of the
contest my voice came back. I was able to speak in whole sentences again, and
not just caw a five-nine-whatever-number-it-was into the mike.

Here is some statistics. Note that I almost worked double as many DX stations
than EU stations:

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

EU 40 283 190 552 178 15 1258 36.1
NA 0 35 179 1133 205 0 1552 44.5
AS 1 14 19 108 280 13 435 12.5
SA 0 9 36 19 55 5 124 3.6
AF 0 1 6 14 14 0 35 1.0
OC 0 0 2 52 27 1 82 2.4



QSO/Pref by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- 124/112 --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 124/112 124/112
D1-0100Z - 111/80 - - - - 111/80 235/192
D1-0200Z 5/2 24/18 55/27 - - - 84/47 319/239
D1-0300Z - 4/2 69/34 - - - 73/36 392/275
D1-0400Z - 69/42 6/4 - - - 75/46 467/321
D1-0500Z - - 90/48 - - - 90/48 557/369
D1-0600Z - - 12/4 - - - 12/4 569/373
50
D1-0700Z - - - 28/11 34/15 - 62/26 631/399
30
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 18/11 104/45 --+-- 122/56 753/455
D1-0900Z - - - 16/8 103/37 - 119/45 872/500
D1-1000Z - - - 84/26 11/5 - 95/31 967/531
D1-1100Z - - - 116/35 8/4 - 124/39 1091/570
D1-1200Z - - - 157/50 - - 157/50 1248/620
D1-1300Z - - - 160/47 - - 160/47 1408/667
D1-1400Z - - - 150/40 - - 150/40 1558/707
D1-1500Z - - - 94/23 5/5 - 99/28 1657/735
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 96/27 7/5 --+-- 103/32 1760/767
D1-1700Z - - - 115/33 1/0 - 116/33 1876/800
D1-1800Z - - - 119/30 - - 119/30 1995/830
D1-1900Z - - - 101/29 4/1 - 105/30 2100/860
D1-2000Z - - - 3/2 - - 3/2 2103/862
57
D1-2100Z - - - - - - 0/0 2103/862
60
D1-2200Z - - - - - - 0/0 2103/862
60
D1-2300Z - - - - - - 0/0 2103/862
60
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 2103/862
60
D2-0100Z - - - - - - 0/0 2103/862
60
D2-0200Z - - - - - - 0/0 2103/862
60
D2-0300Z - - - - - - 0/0 2103/862
60
D2-0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 2103/862
60
D2-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 2103/862
60
D2-0600Z - - - 5/1 - - 5/1 2108/863
52
D2-0700Z - - - 63/16 13/2 - 76/18 2184/881
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- 10/3 13/1 34/8 3/0 60/12 2244/893
D2-0900Z - - 9/4 7/1 55/11 1/0 72/16 2316/909
D2-1000Z - - - 21/7 31/12 7/3 59/22 2375/931
D2-1100Z - - - 25/5 26/5 2/0 53/10 2428/941
D2-1200Z - - - - 49/11 21/3 70/14 2498/955
D2-1300Z - - 8/2 36/5 37/8 - 81/15 2579/970
D2-1400Z - - 11/3 50/6 17/6 - 78/15 2657/985
D2-1500Z - - 24/3 - 77/12 - 101/15 2758/1000
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- 4/1 8/1 80/5 --+-- 92/7 2850/1007
D2-1700Z - - - 101/13 6/2 - 107/15 2957/1022
D2-1800Z - - - 75/10 37/4 - 112/14 3069/1036
D2-1900Z - - - 77/12 10/3 - 87/15 3156/1051
D2-2000Z - - 3/1 75/5 12/1 - 90/7 3246/1058
D2-2100Z 16/2 1/1 17/0 66/6 - - 100/9 3346/1067
D2-2200Z 20/3 9/2 35/0 - - - 64/5 3410/1072
D2-2300Z - - 79/6 - - - 79/6 3489/1078

Total: 41/7 342/257 432/1401879/461 761/207 34/6

73 Ben
DL6FBL
http://www.dl6fbl.de
 
MU2Z(M5RIC)   SOSB20 HP   1,302,2102005-03-29 08:27:18
Great contest as always, plenty of activity and some very good signals. Saturday
seemed better for NA and Sunday seemed better for Asia. Would have operated alot
more but a few problems meant I could not.

Will be back next year.

Thanks to all who called.

Rich, M5RIC

QSL for MU2Z and MU5RIC/p via M5AAV
 
K3EST   M/S HP   7,890,5012005-03-29 09:01:49
Bob K3EST did most of the operating using a single radio
and amp (ts950 with AL1200 amp)

antennas:
80 m - 90 ft vertical, nw/se dipole
40 m 4L wire beam, dipoles e/w, nw/se
20 m 5L wire beams to NE and NW, stacked dipoles n/s, e/w dipole
15m 5L wire beam stack to NE, 6L to NW, stacked dipoles e/w, n/s

73 Phil KT3Y
 
OK1BN(@OK7K)   SOSB15 HP   1,234,9442005-03-29 09:17:48
MY RIG:
FT-1000MP MARK-V FIELD + ACOM2000A
3EL MONOBANDER @ 21M
3EL TRIBANDER FB-33 @ 17M


Very poor condx to USA.
73! Petr OK1BN
 
OL5Q   M/S HP   4,497,1292005-03-29 09:25:26
Now this contest added in our audio archive. See on
http://ol5q.nagano.cz/audio.php (search by call!).
 
E21EIC(@E21YDP)   SOAB LP   2,193,7282005-03-29 09:25:36
40M Rotary Dipole crooked from big rain on Friday, so I no time to repair.
On Saturday 2hrs after Contest start the big rain hit my station again until
afternoon. At night time I had problem with my computer log. Hi

Equipments

Rig: Kenwood TS-940S
Pwr: 100 Watts
Ant: 7el Triband Yagi @ 28 mH.
Ant: 40M Rotary DP @ 25 mH.
Ant: 40M GP

Thanks to Khun Dej, E21YDP for support station and Thanks to all QSOs.


CU in "CQ-WPX-CW"


73, Champ E21EIC

http://www.qsl.net/e21eic
 
J42T(@SV2BFN)   M/S HP   7,819,2052005-03-29 10:31:19
we start the contest with problem with the logger.
So we coulnt used the second station for the multipliers.
Saturday morning we had very good opening with JA's (all 48 qso's were there)
but second day nothing.The nice for our score was the many qso's with USA
at second day that gived us many multip. and more points.
we had only 17 qso's on 160m because the antena that we put on this year
(90meter dipole) took RF from the brondcasting station of northGreece that is
500meter from our antenas.
Any way i understand that it's very dificalt for SV's to have big scores in
contest's.
But we engoyed all the team this weekend.Manythanks and many bravos to
Vangelis (sv2bfn) for the contitions that upgrateing every year to be the
station better.the second bravo to Akis (sv7cli) for the trx that gives in the
contest (the FT100 is for contest).And at last to Leo (sv2dcd)for the good
rates that gives runing the contest and to Savas(sv2ael) to prepare the team
for the weekends.
THANKS sirs for the pileup ingoyied really.
i'llwait for the next meeting on Octomber 2005

73 de sv1cer panos
 
N4HXI   SOAB LP   110,1762005-03-29 10:46:28
Did anyone else out there copy a XE4KR on the high end of 20M on Saturday? My
log software lists it as the same as XF4 but the call does not show up on
QRZ.com or Buckmaster.
 
S58A(S55OO)   SOAB HP   10,038,3802005-03-29 10:49:30
Thanks to my host Boris, S58A and his wife Olga who treated me better that in
five stars hotel.

Almost no failures. Short electricity cut and 2nd IC775 swaped with IC751 first
night. After the break additional blower was added and 775's RX worked again.

Band story is different that DL6FBL's because I operated more on 40m and 15m but
in general same DX I'd say and since I can't compare to Ben's diary so I'll skip
it. HI

SW:TR
RIG:2xIC775,751+qro
ANT: 160 4sq
80 4sq + delta loop
40 1.5el yagi (w6,7)+ 3el delta loop
20 6el + 4/4
15 6el + 6/6
10 7el + 6/6 + 6el
Beverages...

p.s. My first SO2RABHP and 2nd serious SOAB. Maybe assisted next time if Olga
will cook so good again. :)
 
8P9AM(MØSDX)   SOAB HP   19,148,8432005-03-29 10:53:45
Many thanks for two my BIG supporters:W2SC,Tom and VE3DZ,Yuri.
Could do even better,but not enough expirience from Barbados.
Many thanks, QSL VIA VE3DZ
M0SDX,Serge
 
LN7AZ(LA6FJA)   SOSB10 HP   1,4912005-03-29 11:18:55
Sorry for not running fulle effort!
I had broken my leg the day b4 the contest and spent 6 hours in hospital right
b4 the contest started


Antenna KLM KT34XA
TS930SAT + AL 80A

73s LA6FJA
 
LA6FJA   SOSB20 HP   9,6392005-03-29 11:21:46
Sorry for not running full effort!
I had broken my leg the day b4 the contest and spent 6 hours in hospital right
b4 the contest started..

I wkd at LN7AZ from start but had to give up coz of the pain,and decide to give
some mults at the end


Antenna KLM KT34XA
TS930SAT + AL 80A

73s LA6FJA
 
LN5G(LA6FJA)   SOSB80 LP   182005-03-29 11:23:53
Just for the Mults last in contest

73s LA6FJA
 
IV3OWC   SOSB160 HP   778,8002005-03-29 11:38:43
During the contest , somebody did amuse with my call , inducing many problems
for a lot operators , sorry .Unfortunately , for 3 houres there are a sabotage
, for this my resultate is to less .By the way I'm glad .
73 Claudio
 
GM7V(GM4YXI)   SOAB HP   2,079,4762005-03-29 13:21:47
Part-time due to other commitments. Really missed beverages on the low-bands.
High bands in poor shape, guess I'd better get used to it.
CU all in the next one.
Keith GM4YXI/GM7V
 
MM1APX(MMØMSS)   SOSB20 HP   972,7182005-03-29 13:30:27
Very enjoyable, but great confusion over my callsign MM1APX - many people
thought it was MM4APX for some reason, which wasted quite a bit of time. Still,
good fun.
 
N1DC   SO(TS)AB LP   27,4382005-03-29 13:33:22
Very difficult finding time for this contest on Easter weekend. Could only
manage 3 hours. There were several EU stations at S9+20dB that could not hear
me. Very strange conditions at times. Biggest thrill was working VQ9LA in the
clear on 15M. His CQ went unanswered until I called !

73 Rick N1DC
 
VE7IN   SOSB15 LP   71,7652005-03-29 13:43:42
Welcome to the world of low sunspots in the Canadian SouthWest.

I decided on SB15LP again as I have always enjoyed 15M and the type of varied
conditions that the band presents.

My expectations were lowered quickly when the band closed earlier than I had
expected and no JA's in the log.

Saturday was similiar with band going long much sooner than usual, but not in
the direction of JA nor even hearing much in the Pacific.

Sunday fortunately open up a little better all though I suspect I didn't turn
the beam towards Europe soon enough, but did manage a handfull so to say.

Thanks all for the Q's.

73 Earl VE7IN
 
9Y4W(OM3TZZ)   SOAB HP   19,209,7622005-03-29 14:28:01
Nothing much to say. I did improve my score from 2004 about 2.5M,
but I still feel that I could do better. As usually - band choice mistakes.
10m was opened to NA, but I could`t get good run there.
80m was completly disaster from here, even to NA.
Anyway, I had a great time even I feel more comfortable on CW.

Congrats to all world record brokers, especially Serge,M0SDX who did
great job from Barbados.
QSL via my home call /only for this contest/.

VY 73 de Jaro,OM3TZZ
 
VO1MP   SOAB HP   4,772,9572005-03-29 15:03:41
Tough Sledding trying to operate 20 with a poor man's beam (Delta Loop), as soon
as winter leaves us will replace beam on 20 meter tower.
15 meters mysteriously disappeared on Saturday but did manage a bit of an
appearance on Sunday to let me have the use of at least one beam ....
Last week I acquired Writelog so this was my first contest using this
Windows based Contest software .........
Great Program , with many features I have already learned to like !!
Hopefully all antennas will be ready for WPXCW .....
Tks for Qs
C'Y'ALL next One

GLWCDR
GUS, VO1MP
 
PS2T(@PY2OMS)   M/2 HP   5,202,9122005-03-29 16:46:57
There is no way to thank Oms for the incredible time we had in Araraquara.

I was going to visit PY2LTY in Franca (which is near Araraquara)this holiday.
Before I left, I decided to call Marcia (PY2OMS' wife), to check the possibilty
to visit them for a couple days before the contest... She promptly invited us to
attend to Guto's (PY2OMS' Son) engagement SATURDAY NIGHT. Of course we wouldn't
decline such invitation! We have contests every year...

So...we did it! We went party, not only saturday, but EVERYDAY with them...

Thats why we had only 19 hours to op...

Station #1 runned 19 hours;
Station #2 runned 1.5 hour.

73, Phil
PT2FM
 
NF4A(@N4JF)   SOAB HP   29,5242005-03-29 16:58:01
My employer (Clear Channel) decided that WPX weekend would be a great time to
move 5 broadcast stations into their new studio facilities in Birmingham, AL.
Needless to say, this limited me to a very short operating period Friday
evening. Thanks to Jerry, N4JF for letting me use his very nice station for my
very short operation in the contest. Went back to work at 0430 Friday night.
Bands really sucked on Friday night from Alabama. Maybe I will be able to
operate a serious effort in the WPX CW!
 
W8MJ   SOAB HP   2,364,8522005-03-29 17:21:47
Missed opening on Sunday due to going to church. Down from last year, but still
had fun. Thanks for all the q's. Highlight was having 5R8FU call me, and
working two JA's on 40 meters Sunday morning with dipole only 35 feet to apx.
All and all had a good time. Tnx for the q's. All qso's have been uploaded to
LOTW.

73's Ken W8MJ
 
LTØH(@LU3HY)   M/S HP   11,442,1762005-03-29 18:39:30
Hi

An excellent experience, a little dared in the WPX tried to realize test in
MULTI ONE category since my station prepared for SO, but I believe that really
we happen very well and more important Murphy was of vacations and he did not
come to visit us.....hi hi

Thanks to all those who contacted us, and the excuses if someone I call us and
we do not listen to it.

Soft: N1MM Logger v4.0.197 Excellent like always.

RIg : two Yaesu FT 1000MP
Amp : Two Home Made with tube 8877 (one made by LU7HE) 1,5kw

Tower A
Ant JVP 240 2El 40m 27m high
Ant JVP 36DX 6EL@10.15.20m 24m high
Dipolo in V 80m 20m high

Tower B
Dipolo rotary @10,15,20,40m 21m high
Ant JVP 34DX 4El @10.15.20m 18m high

Operators: LU5HM, LU9HS, LU7HVH, LU2HF, LU3HY
PC and nets: LU9HPN, LW5HBR
Tower and Antennas: LU4HFN, LU3HXY

Pse QSL route EA7FTR

TNX, many TNX to all

73´Juan LT0H ( LU3HY )
 
SM6WET   SOAB LP   105,1852005-03-29 19:28:55
Not in for the win - had to many "Had to do's" during the weekend so I entered
just for fun and to get a few bandfillers which I surely did with 5 new on 10,
17 on 15, 2 on 20, 15 on 40 and 2 on 80.

RTX: Yaesu FT-920
Power: 100W
ANT: 10-15-20 TB up approx 9m AGL
40m: Inv-V
80m: short vertical

Problems: The Inv-V for 40 seemed to cause my TB to not performs as it used to,
I had a really hard time getting out on 15m. Figure the inv-V picked up the HF
and led it by the coax down to the shack again.
Another disturbance was the FT5XO expedition, it was really hard not to go down
on the CW portion to go fishing for them HI HI.

73 Magnus
 
VE3FH   SOSB20 LP   155,4962005-03-29 19:50:47
Most pile-ups were unbreakable for LP and a vertical.

TS-830S
R5
N1MM Logger v4.0.197
 
S57IIO(@S5ØA)   SOSB20 HP   3,665,7452005-03-29 23:45:19
Equipment used:
FT1000MP + Alpha 87A
5 el. YAGI and C31XR
P4 Laptop with USB soundblaster for contest recording
Writelog 10.52F


What should I say? Oh, yeah... Craaaaaaazy! Who think,
that 14MHz band can be so interesting. Well, location and
equipment sure helps...

For the first time I made the contest in the aligator mode,
since I stayed almost entire saturday on the same frequency
calling CQ. While on Sunday I changed it 4 times, but in very
short time, non productive QRMed frqs. With the listening
on SUB VFO and fast VFO changes I was able to made 70 Qs,
more Qs better score, but not this time. It was so nice
to hear while others are calling, so I was persuaded and
just CQed. We will know for later attempts...

ES5TV made one other contest, since I am short of 400 Qs,
200 mults, I only have half the number of europeans,
a third JAs, while I have double americans. QSO Points total
is less than 40 away, total score almost a million.
So what is the point? It seems that I prefer more americans,
than italians, but hey, I have only 17 I stations, and all
of them were so thin...

On the after contest question: "Did you work VK/ZL long path morning QSOs?"
actually I did not have the right answer. The band absolutely
deserves more time and devotion, than will be easy to comment.


Thanks to Tine, S50A.

Kristjan, S57IIO
 
P43E   SO(TS)AB HP   6,195,1682005-03-30 06:18:35
As someone who is almost never on 80m, this band was a thrill during the contest
to hear so many Europeans. Hats off to them for pulling my signal. Also, there
was no time to tune this new dipole, and SWR was a bit high (and thus no HP).
To work station on 40m and 80m was a gamble given the antenna problem, a
challenge to say the least.
The high bands produced some really nice mults for my general log.
 
DJ8OG(@DJ6QT)   SOSB20 HP   2,920,7462005-03-30 06:19:33
Thanks to DJ6QT for his station.
Good Signals from USA but hard to get lots of JA on the full band. Condx on
sunday were better but suddenly droped down at 23utc. Only a few DL´s for
Multi´s heard.
 
W5GZ   SOAB LP   108,1922005-03-30 06:21:31
Decided late that I "sort-of" wanted to do this 'test. NOW that it is over, I
wish I had spent more time..OH WELL! There is always next year!
 
ZPØR(ZP5AZL)   SO(TS)AB HP   5,633,4722005-03-30 06:23:21
This contest i want to participate always in the TS AB HP categorie, such a
tipolgy of the contest. Conditions wasen´t good at all, last year most than 1100
qsos on 10 meter, this year less than the half :-(
Some times the station tryng to get in were so week that i loos many times to
try to catch the callsign..sorry for all of them i coudn´t ear.

An improve in conditions on 40 meter made than my score wasn´t so bad..and
finally i could beat the score from last year...will se what happend with the
UBN..hope than not so much !!

While LU´s and Py´S working station on 10 meters..i coudnt hear anything..but
for me this time.

I improve my qsos on 40,20, and 15..and also i take care to catch more
mults..that mean finally i did better score than last year..but few qsos..

Congratulations..to Emily P43P..always operate from the caribean have its
advantage..and Emily again did very well.

Congratts also to Al D4B, and Jim ZD8Z for his amazing scores..!!

Untill next contest

73 to all
Tom
ZP5AZL / ZP0R
 
YY5YMA(@YV5SSB)   SOSB80 LP   210,1952005-03-30 06:24:41
SUB-CATEGORY: ROOKIE
SUB-CATEGORY: BAND-LIMITED
SUB-CATEGORY: TB-WIRES
 
KV6O   SOAB LP   54,5102005-03-30 06:26:56
Made about 2/3's of the contacts from a parking lot near the Bay using a HyGain
vertical - much less noise than my home QTH and the saltwater doesn't hurt!
 
PY2SBY   SOSB10 LP   1,217,5242005-03-30 06:46:24
The Propagation was very cclose in all the contest or maybe the stations that
choose to work in all band category have choose 15 or 20 meter. The stations
from Europe was disappear and I beleive only 25 percent of my Log it's QSOs with
Europe. But not all is bad because could be possible to work with a lot of
interessant county like:

JD1,8Q7,VR2,4F1,E21,5B,YI9,TZ9,EY8,5U7,ST2,KH7,BG7,BP0,AH6,3Z,TR8,9H3,SQ6,GJ2,
JY4,7X3,TG9,S59, and other one that was impossible to write now.
 
WX5S(@W6YX)   M/2 HP   5,093,3642005-03-30 07:10:34
We had a lot of fun, even though there was a lack of 10m propogation. Last year
10m provided 555 contacts, this year only 95. There also seemed to be a shortage
of JA stations on all bands. We just couldn't get the usual runs to JA going.
Only minor equipment problems, requiring one computer reboot to regain rig
control, We repaired all our ICE bandpass filters, and put coaxial stubs on the
feedlines to the high 15 and 20m antennas located on the same mast - and were
able to use them at the same time, high-power, with no interference. This was
essential for all the S&P we had to do for Europeans during the mornings. Lots
of good prefixes from the USA guys, thanks for the contacts! -"Mork" K6UFO

W6YX Antennas:
160m: inverted vee at 55 ft.
80m: inverted vee at 55 ft.
40m: 4-el yagi at 65 ft.
20m: 6-el at 65 ft, 5-el at 36 ft.
15m: 6-el at 75 ft, 5-el at 25 ft.
10m: 6-el at 75 ft, 5-el at 31 ft.
Tribanders: Force12 C31XR at 60 ft, Mosley Pro67 at 50 ft.

W6YX Equipment:
Three Yaesu FT-1000MPs
Alpha 87a and 78 amplifiers.
Writelog software.

Continents:
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %
SA 0 6 21 40 85 71 223 7.2
NA 1 280 556 752 674 22 2285 73.4
AF 0 0 6 9 11 0 26 0.8
OC 0 9 26 10 45 2 92 3.0
AS 0 41 161 91 48 0 341 11.0
EU 0 0 6 128 11 0 145 4.7


QSO/Pref by hour and band:
Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm
D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 149/95 93/63 --+-- 242/158 242/158
D1-0100Z - - - 155/66 55/21 - 210/87 452/245
D1-0200Z - - 19/6 51/38 20/2 - 90/46 542/291
D1-0300Z - - 133/37 54/19 - - 187/56 729/347
D1-0400Z - 67/13 113/22 - - - 180/35 909/382
D1-0500Z - 69/8 58/12 - - - 127/20 1036/402
D1-0600Z - 34/3 42/14 - - - 76/17 1112/419
D1-0700Z - 43/10 16/3 - - - 59/13 1171/432
D1-0800Z --+-- 14/3 7/0 --+-- --+-- --+-- 21/3 1192/435
D1-0900Z - 30/5 21/6 - - - 51/11 1243/446
D1-1000Z 1/0 16/3 17/5 - - - 34/8 1277/454
D1-1100Z - 35/6 17/6 - - - 52/12 1329/466
D1-1200Z - 18/5 - - - - 18/5 1347/471
D1-1300Z - 8/1 2/1 - - - 10/2 1357/473
D1-1400Z - 1/1 - 16/0 - - 17/1 1374/474
D1-1500Z - - - 32/31 8/4 - 40/35 1414/509
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 28/27 30/6 --+-- 58/33 1472/542
D1-1700Z - - - 18/10 85/17 4/1 107/28 1579/570
D1-1800Z - - - 11/8 74/10 12/6 97/24 1676/594
D1-1900Z - - - 13/11 92/14 10/2 115/27 1791/621
D1-2000Z - - - 27/8 102/9 10/7 139/24 1930/645
D1-2100Z - - - 56/7 65/5 8/1 129/13 2059/658
D1-2200Z - - - 18/1 42/6 33/3 93/10 2152/668
D1-2300Z - - - 36/3 33/7 - 69/10 2221/678
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 28/5 39/7 --+-- 67/12 2288/690
D2-0100Z - - 38/3 45/7 5/2 - 88/12 2376/702
D2-0200Z - - 58/7 10/5 - - 68/12 2444/714
D2-0300Z - - 48/2 - - - 48/2 2492/716
D2-0400Z - - 30/6 - - - 30/6 2522/722
D2-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 2522/722
D2-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 2522/722
D2-0700Z - - 16/6 - - - 16/6 2538/728
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- 47/7 --+-- --+-- --+-- 47/7 2585/735
D2-0900Z - - 54/9 - - - 54/9 2639/744
D2-1000Z - - 10/1 - - - 10/1 2649/745
D2-1100Z - 1/0 30/6 - - - 31/6 2680/751
D2-1200Z - - - - - - 0/0 2680/751
D2-1300Z - - - - - - 0/0 2680/751
D2-1400Z - - - - - - 0/0 2680/751
D2-1500Z - - - 6/3 - - 6/3 2686/754
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 16/12 --+-- --+-- 16/12 2702/766
D2-1700Z - - - 43/6 - - 43/6 2745/772
D2-1800Z - - - 26/2 7/2 2/0 35/4 2780/776
D2-1900Z - - - 21/7 17/6 8/3 46/16 2826/792
D2-2000Z - - - 27/2 28/3 - 55/5 2881/797
D2-2100Z - - - 36/6 24/5 - 60/11 2941/808
D2-2200Z - - - 31/5 11/1 8/4 50/10 2991/818
D2-2300Z - - - 77/10 44/10 - 121/20 3112/838

Total: 1/0 336/58 776/159 1030/394 874/200 95/27
 
OH8NC   SOSB20 HP   3,778,3022005-03-30 09:28:08
Nice Contest !

Pileups ( specially to north America )were missing this time, but a lot of fun
anyway

check our station from web: www.radioarkala.com if You are interesred

Thanks for everybody for contacts !
 
IK8UND   SOSB80 HP   740,0402005-03-30 09:54:13
Did enjoy the contest, especially on sunday afternoon,
I worked my first VK on 80 meters SSB (TNX VK3PA).
Last hour I had qrm by a stupid ham,
and I lost some k stations, but it happens.
My inverted V @ 24 meters did a great job.
CU in CW, 73
Sal, ik8und
 
EIØ5CCC(@EI8IR)   M/2 HP   4,045,8812005-03-30 09:57:14
We weren't able to organise a full-time entry here for various reasons, so we
decided to operate as time dictated, and to use EI05CCC to give it a good
airing. We entered M/2 to give maximum airtime to any available operaters, but
in truth there was rarely more than the one op. on duty at any one time.

We found 15m to be good early on saturday, but was closed very early, 20m was
the money band for us, and we did very little operating on the lowbands because
most of our operating time (about 30 hrs in total) was during the day.

EI05CCC is a special call for the Cork Captial Culture year. There is an award
for working EI05CCC and either EI5CRC or EI7M.. more details on qrz.com

Some of the station is down now for summer work, so look forward to working you
all in winter (and IOTA of course)

John ei8ir
 
DL9LR   M/M HP   7,585,4072005-03-30 11:52:53
Rig : 3 x FT1000, TS-850, TL-922, Ten-Tec Centurion, L-4B, AL-80B

Antennas : 3 ele. Monobanders for 10/15/20m, 4 sq. for 40m, fullsize GP for 80m,

short GP for 160m, dipoles

Soapbox : Nice contest, but condx poor. Lost two power amps within the first 2

hours, it's good to have some spare ones... :-)
 
LA2MOA   SOAB QRP   82,2702005-03-30 14:19:37
Used this test to try out my Extended Double Zepp, cut for 40 metres (2x27 m @
11 mtrs, balance fed). It worked extremely well. This was the only antenna used
during the contest together with my Argonaut II @ 4.85 watts, and I´m more then
satisfied with the result. Will make a real effort during WPX CW with the
special call LI2MOA.

Well, 20 was (as usual) a zoo, and 40 was even worse...
 
KO6LU   SO(A)AB HP   156,4002005-03-30 14:33:01
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: SCV
CALLSIGN: KO6LU
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 156400
CLUB: Northern California Contest Club
CONTEST: CQ-WPX-SSB
CREATED-BY: WriteLog V10.51M
NAME: Robert C. Frostholm
ADDRESS: 2060 Tripiano Ct.
ADDRESS: Mountain View, CA 94040
ADDRESS: USA
OPERATORS: KO6LU
SOAPBOX:
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1655 KO6LU 59 1 NQ4I 59 421
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1659 KO6LU 59 2 LT5Y 59 231
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1702 KO6LU 59 3 LT0H 59 405
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1702 KO6LU 59 4 KX7M 59 067
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1703 KO6LU 59 5 WX5S 59 212
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1709 KO6LU 59 6 W5LCC 59 621
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1712 KO6LU 59 7 N2IC 59 1315
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1712 KO6LU 59 8 W0BH 59 437
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1717 KO6LU 59 9 NH7FY 59 196
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1731 KO6LU 59 10 NR3Y 59 027
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1732 KO6LU 59 11 KZ9O 59 130
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1738 KO6LU 59 12 K3MD 59 343
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1744 KO6LU 59 13 VE6RST 59 696
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1745 KO6LU 59 14 K6HNZ 59 267
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1746 KO6LU 59 15 NA7XX 59 820
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1747 KO6LU 59 16 NV1N 59 572
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1749 KO6LU 59 17 RN3QO 59 1401
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1753 KO6LU 59 18 VQ5L 59 951
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1800 KO6LU 59 19 KP4WW 59 843
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1801 KO6LU 59 20 KT9M 59 109
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1819 KO6LU 59 21 VA3OC 59 088
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1821 KO6LU 59 22 WE3C 59 981
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1824 KO6LU 59 23 ZW5B 59 1361
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1824 KO6LU 59 24 K1TEO 59 061
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1830 KO6LU 59 25 ZD8Z 59 2021
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1833 KO6LU 59 26 HP3BS 59 408
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1835 KO6LU 59 27 LU5EML 59 602
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1837 KO6LU 59 28 8P9AM 59 2331
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 1838 KO6LU 59 29 W8MJ 59 858
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1843 KO6LU 59 30 KH7X 59 1020
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1953 KO6LU 59 31 AC0W 59 709
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1957 KO6LU 59 32 AJ5DX 59 515
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 1958 KO6LU 59 33 VE6WQ 59 836
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2002 KO6LU 59 34 JE1ZWT 59 521
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2004 KO6LU 59 35 CT8T 59 1643
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2005 KO6LU 59 36 W7WA 59 1045
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-26 2048 KO6LU 59 37 PY2KM 59 169
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-26 2048 KO6LU 59 38 LR2F 59 374
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-26 2050 KO6LU 59 39 PT5Z 59 720
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-26 2050 KO6LU 59 40 KH6GMP 59 239
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-26 2052 KO6LU 59 41 LT0H 59 275
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-26 2056 KO6LU 59 42 PY2BRZ 59 358
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2103 KO6LU 59 43 NJ4U 59 410
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2104 KO6LU 59 44 CX7BY 59 620
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2112 KO6LU 59 45 NQ5K 59 551
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2113 KO6LU 59 46 PJ2T 59 2111
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2116 KO6LU 59 47 TE2M 59 173
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2117 KO6LU 59 48 XE1GRR 59 140
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2118 KO6LU 59 49 N6NF 59 321
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2120 KO6LU 59 50 VE3XN 59 296
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2125 KO6LU 59 51 YW4M 59 1203
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2126 KO6LU 59 52 W5WMU 59 1121
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2127 KO6LU 59 53 P40A 59 2161
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2138 KO6LU 59 54 WE3C 59 1305
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2143 KO6LU 59 55 AB4GG 59 267
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2143 KO6LU 59 56 KV6O 59 069
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2145 KO6LU 59 57 KG5RJ 59 087
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2145 KO6LU 59 58 K3KO 59 280
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2146 KO6LU 59 59 N4ZZ 59 827
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2146 KO6LU 59 60 NU5F 59 668
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2146 KO6LU 59 61 W2YC 59 345
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2148 KO6LU 59 62 VE5MX 59 477
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2149 KO6LU 59 63 W4YE 59 356
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2151 KO6LU 59 64 JJ0LNL 59 287
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2151 KO6LU 59 65 W6FUV 59 084
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2152 KO6LU 59 66 JA1EHV 59 495
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2153 KO6LU 59 67 K9FOH 59 052
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2154 KO6LU 59 68 VE3/W1AJT 59 521
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2155 KO6LU 59 69 N2BJ 59 419
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2155 KO6LU 59 70 W5PF 59 150
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2156 KO6LU 59 71 WD4DDU 59 537
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2156 KO6LU 59 72 WO8CC 59 966
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2156 KO6LU 59 73 KS2G 59 265
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2157 KO6LU 59 74 W9OP 59 266
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2157 KO6LU 59 75 KO7X 59 563
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2157 KO6LU 59 76 NW2E 59 284
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2157 KO6LU 59 77 WK4Y 59 991
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2158 KO6LU 59 78 K7YNO 59 003
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2200 KO6LU 59 79 WD9DJD 59 100
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2201 KO6LU 59 80 K0HY 59 070
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2203 KO6LU 59 81 WF1L 59 164
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2205 KO6LU 59 82 VY1CQ 59 105
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2206 KO6LU 59 83 W9CYI 59 116
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2206 KO6LU 59 84 WX4G 59 566
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2206 KO6LU 59 85 K9JIG 59 221
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2207 KO6LU 59 86 WB0VBW 59 024
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2210 KO6LU 59 87 KQ3F 59 489
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2211 KO6LU 59 88 K9QVB 59 431
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2305 KO6LU 59 89 VA2RC 59 456
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2305 KO6LU 59 90 T49C 59 1237
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2306 KO6LU 59 91 VE3DZ 59 1491
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2311 KO6LU 59 92 K0AD 59 228
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2312 KO6LU 59 93 WK4R 59 2119
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2321 KO6LU 59 94 LT2H 59 552
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2325 KO6LU 59 95 K2RD 59 61
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2325 KO6LU 59 96 JM1LPN 59 257
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2329 KO6LU 59 97 NR6O 59 733
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2331 KO6LU 59 98 NK4A 59 1248
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2332 KO6LU 59 99 FY5KE 59 2851
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2334 KO6LU 59 100 PY1KN 59 1616
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2335 KO6LU 59 101 XE2AUB 59 330
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2336 KO6LU 59 102 AD4TR 59 873
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2338 KO6LU 59 103 W8RJM 59 151
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2339 KO6LU 59 104 KV6O 59 113
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-26 2343 KO6LU 59 105 KH6EV 59 021
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2349 KO6LU 59 106 KU1CW 59 974
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2351 KO6LU 59 107 JR1CBC 59 491
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2351 KO6LU 59 108 NN3Q 59 624
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2355 KO6LU 59 109 WW0WWW 59 896
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-26 2358 KO6LU 59 110 8R1K 59 1602
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0001 KO6LU 59 111 NI1N 59 500
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0003 KO6LU 59 112 CQ9K 59 867
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0006 KO6LU 59 113 W2PJ/2 59 006
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0007 KO6LU 59 114 HK1XX 59 1621
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0011 KO6LU 59 115 VA3YV 59 550
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0012 KO6LU 59 116 PR7QI 59 79
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0014 KO6LU 59 117 PJ2T 59 2143
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0016 KO6LU 59 118 NR6O 59 868
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0018 KO6LU 59 119 WB2QLP 59 326
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0023 KO6LU 59 120 KT9M 59 551
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0024 KO6LU 59 121 KT0R 59 725
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0043 KO6LU 59 122 HI3CCP 59 2321
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0043 KO6LU 59 123 VE3XN 59 349
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0047 KO6LU 59 124 HP3BS 59 976
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0048 KO6LU 59 125 K5TR 59 2049
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0049 KO6LU 59 126 W8MJ 59 1186
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0051 KO6LU 59 127 K2UOP 59 420
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0051 KO6LU 59 128 AB2E 59 545
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0055 KO6LU 59 129 WD0J 59 491
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0058 KO6LU 59 130 WX5S 59 694
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0059 KO6LU 59 131 W3HVQ 59 311
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0102 KO6LU 59 132 K5BZH 59 095
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0104 KO6LU 59 133 W2IX 59 049
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0105 KO6LU 59 134 W4XO 59 177
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0110 KO6LU 59 135 KH7X 59 1050
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0112 KO6LU 59 136 ZP0R 59 1614
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0112 KO6LU 59 137 AH6NF 59 215
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0113 KO6LU 59 138 KH6GMP 59 406
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0114 KO6LU 59 139 ZL1V 59 647
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0117 KO6LU 59 140 K4JE 59 317
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0118 KO6LU 59 141 AE6Y 59 138
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0119 KO6LU 59 142 W5ROS 59 178
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0122 KO6LU 59 143 LU1ARV 59 116
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0123 KO6LU 59 144 AH6RQ 59 019
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 0124 KO6LU 59 145 KC5UES 59 061
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0156 KO6LU 59 146 NQ4I 59 1344
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0157 KO6LU 59 147 AA3B 59 240
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0201 KO6LU 59 148 W1BYH 59 340
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0203 KO6LU 59 149 WO5D 59 213
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0203 KO6LU 59 150 AD0N 59 246
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0205 KO6LU 59 151 W4RIM 59 041
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0205 KO6LU 59 152 KE5OG 59 015
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0206 KO6LU 59 153 KE5RS 59 071
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0206 KO6LU 59 154 W4MY 59 006
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0207 KO6LU 59 155 AG4W 59 069
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0207 KO6LU 59 156 AB0YY 59 003
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0210 KO6LU 59 157 NA2M 59 176
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0210 KO6LU 59 158 WZ1R 59 824
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0211 KO6LU 59 159 LU9FFZ 59 214
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0212 KO6LU 59 160 AG0I 59 085
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0212 KO6LU 59 161 K0JJM 59 105
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0213 KO6LU 59 162 N4DWK 59 047
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0217 KO6LU 59 163 KG2RM 59 014
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0217 KO6LU 59 164 KT3W 59 077
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0219 KO6LU 59 165 WW0AU 59 008
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0221 KO6LU 59 166 JA7NVF 59 790
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0223 KO6LU 59 167 NQ2F 59 191
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0224 KO6LU 59 168 ZW5B 59 2510
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0225 KO6LU 59 169 AJ9C 59 1373
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0240 KO6LU 59 170 KH6FI 59 334
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0241 KO6LU 59 171 W5WMU 59 1659
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0243 KO6LU 59 172 K5UO 59 266
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0244 KO6LU 59 173 WE0R 59 023
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0244 KO6LU 59 174 KK5MI 59 093
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0247 KO6LU 59 175 WH6R 59 263
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0248 KO6LU 59 176 WB2ZHB 59 128
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0250 KO6LU 59 177 KA0JUW 59 046
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0251 KO6LU 59 178 WD0DJD 59 104
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0251 KO6LU 59 179 KB9KEG 59 162
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0253 KO6LU 59 180 WR3L 59 115
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0254 KO6LU 59 181 NV8N 59 496
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0255 KO6LU 59 182 KH6EV 59 044
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0259 KO6LU 59 183 WW3S 59 301
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0301 KO6LU 59 184 K9HKS 59 004
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0302 KO6LU 59 185 ZL1V 59 550
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0304 KO6LU 59 186 N9JKK 59 005
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0305 KO6LU 59 187 W9XAN 59 024
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0306 KO6LU 59 188 K8GL 59 127
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 0308 KO6LU 59 189 N3HBX 59 1237
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0312 KO6LU 59 190 WA7LT 59 996
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0519 KO6LU 59 191 N4ZZ 59 1302
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0521 KO6LU 59 192 NG3U 59 1161
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0522 KO6LU 59 193 WR3Z 59 979
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0522 KO6LU 59 194 W5LCC 59 1068
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0524 KO6LU 59 195 KH7X 59 778
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0525 KO6LU 59 196 KT0R 59 880
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0526 KO6LU 59 197 ND1X 59 716
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0527 KO6LU 59 198 K3ZO 59 1319
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0532 KO6LU 59 199 LR2F 59 415
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0537 KO6LU 59 200 9Y4W 59 3156
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0539 KO6LU 59 201 XE2K 59 1436
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0542 KO6LU 59 202 4M5DX 59 1126
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0544 KO6LU 59 203 AN8AH 59 1433
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0545 KO6LU 59 204 CQ9K 59 602
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0549 KO6LU 59 205 AC4TT 59 1073
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0557 KO6LU 59 206 KT9M 59 412
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0607 KO6LU 59 207 WN9O 59 292
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0609 KO6LU 59 208 KI5DR 59 1894
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0610 KO6LU 59 209 VA3QP 59 340
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0613 KO6LU 59 210 NR60 59 628
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0616 KO6LU 59 211 VA7OO 59 1299
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0617 KO6LU 59 212 W0BH 59 721
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0618 KO6LU 59 213 KN7NV 59 1424
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0619 KO6LU 59 214 NX6T 59 396
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0622 KO6LU 59 215 NT4TT 59 823
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0623 KO6LU 59 216 VE7SZ 59 413
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0625 KO6LU 59 217 K7PRW 59 233
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0626 KO6LU 59 218 N7TT 59 1487
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0626 KO6LU 59 219 AE6Y 59 186
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0627 KO6LU 59 220 AD6RH 59 040
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0628 KO6LU 59 221 VE7VR 59 130
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0628 KO6LU 59 222 WK7P 59 111
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0629 KO6LU 59 223 K6LRN 59 407
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0629 KO6LU 59 224 AJ5DX 59 802
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0630 KO6LU 59 225 NK7J 59 461
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0635 KO6LU 59 226 N6MD 59 044
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0635 KO6LU 59 227 K7LB 59 019
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0636 KO6LU 59 228 KX6SUB 59 057
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0636 KO6LU 59 229 W7JK 59 075
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0644 KO6LU 59 230 K0DU 59 1930
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0645 KO6LU 59 231 WO7Y 59 110
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0649 KO6LU 59 232 K6VVA 59 232
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0650 KO6LU 59 233 N6EM 59 283
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0650 KO6LU 59 234 N7VR 59 413
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0651 KO6LU 59 235 VE7SV 59 380
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0651 KO6LU 59 236 KX7M 59 194
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0651 KO6LU 59 237 KE6QR 59 242
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0652 KO6LU 59 238 WR7K 59 088
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0652 KO6LU 59 239 KD7TQX 59 092
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0653 KO6LU 59 240 N6DQ 59 057
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0656 KO6LU 59 241 VE3EX 59 549
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0656 KO6LU 59 242 NB6I 59 009
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0657 KO6LU 59 243 VE6FI 59 995
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0702 KO6LU 59 244 A3EST 59 2002
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0707 KO6LU 59 245 KG4NEP 59 631
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0712 KO6LU 59 246 KW7Y 59 2014
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0713 KO6LU 59 247 NE5D 59 474
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0714 KO6LU 59 248 HI6CCP 59 2799
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0715 KO6LU 59 249 K6QK 59 868
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0717 KO6LU 59 250 AC0W 59 1208
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0719 KO6LU 59 251 N7ZG 59 294
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0721 KO6LU 59 252 AE7DX 59 326
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0735 KO6LU 59 253 JG8GEF 59 045
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0737 KO6LU 59 254 JE1ZWT 59 357
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0739 KO6LU 59 255 ZL1V 59 596
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0750 KO6LU 59 256 AB2E 59 852
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0751 KO6LU 59 257 AJ9C 59 1654
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0754 KO6LU 59 258 PJ2T 59 2759
QSO: 7000 PH 2005-03-27 0757 KO6LU 59 259 LT2H 59 329
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0800 KO6LU 59 260 N6AA 59 170
QSO: 3500 PH 2005-03-27 0802 KO6LU 59 261 WB6JJJ 59 043
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1551 KO6LU 59 262 ES5TV 59 2214
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1554 KO6LU 59 263 YW4M 59 2293
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1557 KO6LU 59 264 GM8M 59 1980
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1602 KO6LU 59 265 RD3A 59 1479
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1611 KO6LU 59 266 RW1AC 59 1717
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1616 KO6LU 59 267 TG9ANF 59 660
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1626 KO6LU 59 268 VE7AV 59 1013
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1627 KO6LU 59 269 OH8NC 59 2033
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1630 KO6LU 59 270 OE6Z 59 2108
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1639 KO6LU 59 271 RK4FD 59 3161
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1643 KO6LU 59 272 4L8A 59 2302
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1644 KO6LU 59 273 WA7LT 59 1287
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1702 KO6LU 59 274 WX7P 59 544
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1723 KO6LU 59 275 K0KP 59 329
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1724 KO6LU 59 276 VE7SV 59 1204
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1725 KO6LU 59 277 VE6FN 59 051
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1726 KO6LU 59 278 KC7DVF 59 005
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1727 KO6LU 59 279 VE5UF 59 138
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1729 KO6LU 59 280 N9TTX 59 306
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1731 KO6LU 59 281 K6IPM 59 002
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1741 KO6LU 59 282 AK6DV 59 490
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1745 KO6LU 59 283 VE6BF 59 238
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1747 KO6LU 59 284 W6AAN 59 310
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1748 KO6LU 59 285 N8XTZ 59 024
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1749 KO6LU 59 286 KA0BHO 59 068
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1752 KO6LU 59 287 KA0EIC 59 046
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1755 KO6LU 59 288 W8HGH 59 174
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1757 KO6LU 59 289 KZ5OH 59 241
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1759 KO6LU 59 290 KC0JYT 59 012
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1800 KO6LU 59 291 KH6GMP 59 553
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1803 KO6LU 59 292 WB0VYH 59 016
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1835 KO6LU 59 293 KX7M 59 767
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1837 KO6LU 59 294 AK5AA 59 023
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1839 KO6LU 59 295 N4GG 59 525
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1842 KO6LU 59 296 VE6FI 59 1109
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1845 KO6LU 59 297 VE3RM 59 1164
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1847 KO6LU 59 298 KF4LXZ 59 003
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1847 KO6LU 59 299 K0GAS 59 474
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1848 KO6LU 59 300 N0LGU 59 171
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1849 KO6LU 59 301 N0ENQ 59 160
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1851 KO6LU 59 302 KB9YVD 59 028
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1855 KO6LU 59 303 N2TM 59 364
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1855 KO6LU 59 304 KC0DZJ 59 013
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1856 KO6LU 59 305 KH7FX 59 041
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1858 KO6LU 59 306 W0QQS 59 127
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 1916 KO6LU 59 307 KI5DR 59 2318
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 1942 KO6LU 59 308 XE1CXC 59 726
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 1946 KO6LU 59 309 V31LZ 59 816
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2003 KO6LU 59 310 LU1HF 59 2132
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2003 KO6LU 59 311 TG9NX 59 366
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2014 KO6LU 59 312 NN7L 59 384
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2045 KO6LU 59 313 LU6HPF 59 827
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2046 KO6LU 59 314 LU3HIP 59 828
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2052 KO6LU 59 315 LT2H 59 916
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2054 KO6LU 59 316 LU1FS 59 861
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2055 KO6LU 59 317 KH7X 59 337
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2056 KO6LU 59 318 L44DX 59 855
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2101 KO6LU 59 319 W6UFO 59 047
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2201 KO6LU 59 320 CX2DDP 59 544
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2204 KO6LU 59 321 LU7WW 59 842
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2205 KO6LU 59 322 CB5A 59 311
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2207 KO6LU 59 323 LT7Y 59 508
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2208 KO6LU 59 324 CE4PBB 59 1206
QSO: 28000 PH 2005-03-27 2212 KO6LU 59 325 NF6A 59 051
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2219 KO6LU 59 326 ZF2NT 59 382
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2222 KO6LU 59 327 NI6T 59 58
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2224 KO6LU 59 328 ZV5K 59 763
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2225 KO6LU 59 329 ZF1A 59 2045
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2228 KO6LU 59 330 PS2T 59 1818
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2229 KO6LU 59 331 KT5E 59 195
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2230 KO6LU 59 332 KG4WW 59 1962
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2232 KO6LU 59 333 JE1ZWT 59 759
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2233 KO6LU 59 334 TI2VW 59 1177
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2234 KO6LU 59 335 WH0V 59 1305
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2238 KO6LU 59 336 JH7XMO 59 665
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2242 KO6LU 59 337 KC3R 59 2726
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2246 KO6LU 59 338 LU4AA 59 537
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2247 KO6LU 59 339 NF6A 59 069
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2248 KO6LU 59 340 KN8J 59 332
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2250 KO6LU 59 341 JA7NVF 59 1302
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2251 KO6LU 59 342 YB2OBL 59 987
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2252 KO6LU 59 343 N2MM 59 901
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2254 KO6LU 59 344 WR3Z 59 1904
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2255 KO6LU 59 345 ZX3S 59 943
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2256 KO6LU 59 346 WP2Z 59 4057
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2300 KO6LU 59 347 JH2UVL 59 1140
QSO: 21000 PH 2005-03-27 2302 KO6LU 59 348 VK3TZ 59 1305
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2308 KO6LU 59 349 W1CU 59 1583
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2311 KO6LU 59 350 V35L 59 2884
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2312 KO6LU 59 351 VE3FH 59 262
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2314 KO6LU 59 352 KR4M 59 716
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2315 KO6LU 59 353 W0VAD 59 013
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2315 KO6LU 59 354 W5CHR 59 057
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2316 KO6LU 59 355 N3KS 59 1333
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2317 KO6LU 59 356 JI2ZEY 59 762
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2319 KO6LU 59 357 JH1IAQ 59 143
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2320 KO6LU 59 358 K1ZW 59 266
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2321 KO6LU 59 359 WA4OSD 59 261
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2322 KO6LU 59 360 VE3DTQ 59 169
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2324 KO6LU 59 361 N2MUN 59 516
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2324 KO6LU 59 362 N4ZAK 59 123
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2325 KO6LU 59 363 AF8C 59 133
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2328 KO6LU 59 364 KX6SUB 59 139
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2329 KO6LU 59 365 VE4YU 59 359
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2329 KO6LU 59 366 KB0ENE 59 216
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2331 KO6LU 59 367 K3TW 59 1123
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2333 KO6LU 59 368 AB1J 59 073
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2334 KO6LU 59 369 AD4EB 59 1735
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2336 KO6LU 59 370 KA1HC 59 075
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2337 KO6LU 59 371 W4NTI 59 508
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2340 KO6LU 59 372 PY2NY 59 1960
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2342 KO6LU 59 373 JP1TRJ 59 039
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2344 KO6LU 59 374 KC3R 59 2814
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2345 KO6LU 59 375 KC1ME 59 864
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2347 KO6LU 59 376 XE2AUB 59 773
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2347 KO6LU 59 377 8P9AM 59 5505
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2349 KO6LU 59 378 NF1A 59 248
QSO: 14000 PH 2005-03-27 2359 KO6LU 59 379 VE8NSD 59 098
END-OF-LOG:
 
AA4LR   SO(TS)AB LP   103,1042005-03-30 18:35:50
Equipment:
K2/100 w/ KAT100 (80-10m)
Kenwood TS-430S w/ AT-250 (160m)
K1KP-style voice keyer (1 message)

Antennas:
A3S at 15m (20-10m)
80m doublet at 10m (40m, 160m)
Shunt-fed 15m tower (80m)

Comments:

I marked SO2R, but I never made an SO2R-style QSO. Just used the Kenwood on
160m.

Only managed a bit of operating time between Easter activities, resting my bad
back, and miscellaneous other things. Conditions were interesting. 10m never
opened up much, other than North-South propagation paths. 15m was open solid
into central and south america both afternoons. No EU on 10 or 15m. No JAs or
asians heard during my operating time. 20m was generally good, though.

40m was really tough, since my best 40m antenna, a 1/4 wave sloper, is out of
comission. Did manage to make one EU contact - OK1RI. It was a lot of work.

Worked NQ4I on six bands Wanted to be down there with the team, but just
couldn't make it this time. This was the best I could do.

Just before the end fo the contest I had my frequency on 15m stolen by someone
in my own contest club. I'm still trying to figure that one out.
 
OK5DX(OK1MU)   SOSB160 HP   645,0482005-03-30 22:35:15
More 110.000 points over old world record. Good activity from EU and realy many
"001" QRV on the band - thanks! From NA only 13 QSO (10xK,3xVE), best DX in the
contest is YW4M and HK3BVD.

My BIG thanks Vlada OK1CW for his QTH, Franta OK1DF for help before contest with
PC and ANTs. and OK DX Foundation for call OK5DX (QSL via OK1TN).


Congrats for nice score SO2R and YM0T in LP 160m cat. BTW, IV3OWC - you are not
in category SOSB160 assisted ? Hmmmmm....... JTT.

Again thanks for ALL QSOs and see you again in CW part..


73 de Pavel, OK1MU
 
9A1CCY(9A5TO)   SO(A)SB40 HP   100,0002005-03-31 00:57:39
Only 6h operation due Easter hollyday, I'm back in WPX after 4 years.
Used equipment: TS 920 / PRO 67B (2el) / 500w
GL & CUL de Tom, 9A5TO
 
V25O(LY2CY)   SOAB LP   7,189,6802005-03-31 05:27:44
Intended to work HP, but one piece of bagage with ACOM2000A was lost.When it at
last appeared, it was damaged by transportation and did not work.
Anyway, I had a great fun.
73 Jurgis LY2CY
 
OO6LY(ON6LY)   SOSB20 LP   3,0242005-03-31 06:13:06
just a few minutes for fun to give points away, no more time till next year
 
PY1KN   SOSB15 HP   7,834,6142005-03-31 08:20:07
My notebook failed right before the contest, so I had to grab a pen and paper
and log the old way. This rediced S&P and second VFO operation to a minimum.

But it was fun, being called by a lot of good DX. In the end, I had a little
over 100 duplicate QSO's. Congratulations Jim for a really wonderful job from
ZD8Z!

See you all in the CW portion.

Marcelo, PY1KN
 
Z36W(@Z37M)   SOSB80 HP   995,6942005-03-31 08:28:52
FT 920 + PA 500 w
2 X Delta loops
2 X beverages (JA-W)

Thx for qso's, cu you in the next contests

73 Venco Z36W
 
6Y6Y(WA4PGM)   SOSB20 HP   195,7942005-03-31 17:23:26
Although this wasn't a big effort I had a wonderful time in Jamaica. I decided
to take advantage of this trip to see some of the island and meet the local
group of hams during a Field Day event in Montego Bay. Thanks to 6Y5GC George
for chauffeuring us around the island and allowing me to stay as his house. Big
THANKS to Donald 6Y5TR who picked up my 6Y6Y license and drove them to Montego
Bay from Kingston! Thanks to Colin 6Y5CR and his wonderful family for allowing
me to visit their house and showing me places most tourist never get the chance.
Thanks to 6Y5BB Brandy for taking me to the airport for my departure, my plane
was delayed 1.5 hour at MBJ and 1 hour in Charlotte making it a very long day.
Also thanks to Wayne 6Y5RV who was dive instructor at Doctor's Cave Beach. I
didn't realize he was a ham until after we came up from our dive and he asked
why I was in Jamaica. Fianlly THANKS to 6Y1V for everything during my stay I had
an AWESOME TRIP! It was great to finally meet your family. I also met the
following hams: 6Y5IC, 6Y5RB, 6Y5CI, 6Y5NW, 6Y5AW, 6Y5NS, 6Y5WZ, WA2ELO/6Y5.
Jamacians are very nice people and I'm looking forward to my next trip.
Yah Mon!
Kyle
 
NK7U(N6MJ)   SOAB HP   3,111,0242005-03-31 19:14:42
Thanks a million to Joe, NK7U, for letting me use his amazing station. Normally
they do a M/2 from up there, but nobody was able to make it due to Easter. It
sure is a completely different experience from up there compared to operating
from southern CA. Last year from W6KP I had 3400 q's, this year I was down
about 1300 q's.

We had a decent opening into EU both mornings on 20m as expected, but it looks
like the boys in WA got the better end of it. I listened to KW7Y for a while,
and he was working lots of EU I couldnt hear. I worked 20 EU on 15m late sunday
morning. About half of them were skew path to the east, the other half were
direct path EA and CT. JA was almost non-existent on all bands. No JA on 15m
(I had to leave early to catch my flight, so I missed the Sunday afternoon
opening.) I worked about 60 JA's on 20m. I only worked about 30 JA's on 40m.
We are still trying to figure out why I wasnt able to hear JA very good on 40m.
Joe is gonna put up a new antenna in that direction and hopefully cure that
problem. I only had 119 JA qso's this year, compared to 1300 JA's last year.
Ok, that should be enough excuses for this contest :)

Congrats to K7RL and W7WA for amazing scores from the PNW, and thanks to Jon,
KL2A for keeping me company the whole contest.

see you all in WPX CW from W6YI

73, Dan N6MJ

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

EU 0 0 19 283 20 0 322 15.2
NA 0 335 198 599 327 1 1460 69.1
SA 0 9 16 30 40 17 112 5.3
AS 0 26 35 117 0 0 178 8.4
AF 0 0 6 7 7 0 20 0.9
OC 0 7 7 3 0 0 17 0.8

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


D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 83/66 24/19 --+-- 107/85 111/89
D2-0100Z - - - 10/9 - - 10/9 121/98
51
D2-0200Z - 4/3 1/1 167/65 - - 172/69 293/167
9
D2-0300Z - 37/19 22/10 18/10 - - 77/39 370/206
D2-0400Z - 72/24 23/12 - - - 95/36 465/242
D2-0500Z - 71/19 41/16 - - - 112/35 577/277
D2-0600Z - 13/2 6/3 - - - 19/5 596/282
43
D2-0700Z - 14/5 13/4 - - - 27/9 623/291
29
D2-0800Z --+-- 43/14 19/9 --+-- --+-- --+-- 62/23 685/314
D2-0900Z - 15/4 1/1 - - - 16/5 701/319
39
D2-1000Z - 3/0 22/11 - - - 25/11 726/330
24
D2-1100Z - 10/3 1/0 3/2 - - 14/5 740/335
37
D2-1200Z - 8/4 - - - - 8/4 748/339
1
D2-1300Z - 4/2 - 5/2 - - 9/4 757/343
60
D2-1400Z - - 1/0 26/16 - - 27/16 784/359
D2-1500Z - - - 54/39 - - 54/39 838/398
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 42/26 --+-- --+-- 42/26 880/424
D2-1700Z - - - 54/26 10/1 - 64/27 944/451
D2-1800Z - - - 54/27 4/2 - 58/29 1002/480
D2-1900Z - - - 39/21 14/5 - 53/26 1055/506
D2-2000Z - - - 43/19 34/7 14/4 91/30 1146/536
D2-2100Z - - - - 111/13 4/3 115/16 1261/552
D2-2200Z - - - 91/23 10/4 - 101/27 1362/579
D2-2300Z - - - 58/11 5/1 - 63/12 1425/591
D3-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 7/1 1/0 --+-- 8/1 1433/592
45
D3-0100Z - - - 7/3 1/1 - 8/4 1441/596
47
D3-0200Z - - 15/7 53/13 - - 68/20 1509/616
D3-0300Z - - 40/5 17/3 - - 57/8 1566/624
D3-0400Z - - 52/5 - - - 52/5 1618/629
3
D3-0500Z - 38/4 - - - - 38/4 1656/633
60
D3-0600Z - 27/7 12/3 - - - 39/10 1695/643
D3-0700Z - 2/1 1/0 - - - 3/1 1698/644
48
D3-0800Z --+-- --+-- 1/0 --+-- --+-- --+-- 1/0 1699/644
60
D3-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 1699/644
60
D3-1000Z - 8/3 4/1 - - - 12/4 1711/648
2
D3-1100Z - 8/2 6/0 - - - 14/2 1725/650
D3-1200Z - - 1/0 - - - 1/0 1726/650
44
D3-1300Z - - - - - - 0/0 1726/650
60
D3-1400Z - - - 15/6 2/1 - 17/7 1743/657
38
D3-1500Z - - - 80/32 2/0 - 82/32 1825/689
D3-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 77/28 1/0 --+-- 78/28 1903/717
D3-1700Z - - - 4/3 35/2 - 39/5 1942/722
32
D3-1800Z - - - 3/1 14/4 - 17/5 1959/727
5
D3-1900Z - - - - 49/6 - 49/6 2008/733
D3-2000Z - - - - 70/9 - 70/9 2078/742
D3-2100Z - - - 26/9 8/1 - 34/10 2112/752

Total: 0/0 377/116 282/88 1040/465 395/76 18/7
 
9A3RE   SOSB160 LP   91,5202005-04-01 01:18:50
ts-440s, 17m T vertical
73, Rudy
 
S59KW(@S51EQ)   SOSB40 HP   2,100,0002005-04-01 03:14:24
Tnx to Nerino to let me use his station (he has prepared everything, I had just
to came, sit down, operate and leave at the end).

Hope to have another chance at the end of May - see you.


Marko Agostini
 
OHØI(OH9MM)   SO(A)AB HP   1,001,6402005-04-01 06:57:35
After million points it was again time to go 10Mhz (Hi...)

This time light setup:
80: GP
40: gp
20: dipole
15: 40m gp...

As allways, nice contest!
 
EA8EW(ES2RR)   SOSB20 HP   8,935,9202005-04-01 10:58:37
Rigs & ant: 2 x FT-1000MP + Acom 2000, 3-el yagis to 4 directions, vertical

Many thanks to Pekka, OH1RY for QTH and equipment and Jaakko, OH1MA for call
sign.
 
ED8CAC(EA8CAC)   SOSB15 HP   5,503,0012005-04-01 11:31:27
Many Tnx to Manolo EA8ZS for support, and many TNX to all stations in my log
 
J41V(SV1CIB)   SOSB20 HP   1,308,5102005-04-01 12:15:15
Nice contest with many QSB and QRM. Thanks for all QSOs.
QSL via SV1CQN

Cu agn 73 Dimitris (SV1CIB)
 
WW4LL   SOSB40 HP   28,0002005-04-01 12:18:37
Intent was to run this one flat out, but headache Friday night, noisy band, and
daytime responsibilities scrubbed this effort, unfortunately. This was a
part-time effort off and on for 4 hours. Next time.

73'....Fred WW4LL
 
KN7NV(KL2A)   SOAB HP   2,801,7722005-04-01 20:15:51
more info at: KL2A(dot)com

- audio
- images
- video clips


Thanks to Tom and Midge for letting me crash their opening
spring break weekend.

I must say, I've never been this pumped for a domestic contest,
let alone the fact it was SSB! But KL9A and N6MJ brain washed
me for weeks or months leading up to it and I was just too
psyched out to notice the bands!

Luckily I'm not QRV from home or I may have recognized
the "low sun spot cycle clues" and saw the dead bands coming!

I think the only reason I stayed awake as long as I did was out of
fear that "Duchess" their turbo dog would find me on the floor in my
sleeping back and lick my face silly.

Seriously, a good run at the station in a DX contest. Learning
much about the conditions from here looking forward to improving...

The cycle, that is... so we can do this right!

Congrats to KW7Y(K7RL) for taking the cake. I stand amazed.
We (many of us) sat and listened on Radio 2 for 5 hours as he
ran EU on 20 and not one of us could hear 10% of them! We could
only CQ and hope to be so lucky! Unbelievable, yet true.

Mitch, you are just rockin' right now!


See you guys in WPX CW!

73 KL2A/7
Sierra Nevada's
www.KL2A.com



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

AF 0 1 5 3 5 0 14 0.7
NA 49 289 185 559 340 4 1426 70.4
SA 1 6 14 12 27 15 75 3.7
AS 0 15 127 166 20 0 328 16.2
EU 0 0 12 95 15 0 122 6.0
OC 0 7 16 15 21 1 60 3.0



QSO/Pref by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 59/51 6/6 --+-- 65/57 65/57
9
D1-0100Z - - - - - - 0/0 65/57
60
D1-0200Z - - - 45/33 - - 45/33 110/90
34
D1-0300Z - - 68/40 10/10 - - 78/50 188/140
D1-0400Z - - 52/27 2/2 - - 54/29 242/169
D1-0500Z - 102/37 4/4 4/2 - - 110/43 352/212
D1-0600Z 3/1 85/29 - - - - 88/30 440/242
D1-0700Z 5/0 - - - - - 5/0 445/242
58
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- 36/18 --+-- --+-- --+-- 36/18 481/260
29
D1-0900Z - - 56/23 - - - 56/23 537/283
D1-1000Z - 21/5 17/6 - - - 38/11 575/294
19
D1-1100Z - - - - - - 0/0 575/294
60
D1-1200Z - - - - - - 0/0 575/294
60
D1-1300Z - - - - - - 0/0 575/294
60
D1-1400Z - - - - - - 0/0 575/294
60
D1-1500Z - - - 46/22 - - 46/22 621/316
28
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 73/28 7/4 --+-- 80/32 701/348
D1-1700Z - - - 84/23 2/0 - 86/23 787/371
D1-1800Z - - - 73/33 - - 73/33 860/404
D1-1900Z - - - 75/32 4/2 - 79/34 939/438
D1-2000Z - - - 27/7 - - 27/7 966/445
3
D1-2100Z - - - - 1/1 12/9 13/10 979/455
60
D1-2200Z - - - 74/24 7/2 - 81/26 1060/481
D1-2300Z - - - 47/11 17/4 - 64/15 1124/496
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 56/19 13/3 --+-- 69/22 1193/518
D2-0100Z - - 6/1 - 14/6 - 20/7 1213/525
41
D2-0200Z - - 1/0 77/19 - - 78/19 1291/544
D2-0300Z - - 2/2 45/10 - - 47/12 1338/556
D2-0400Z - - 26/4 1/1 - - 27/5 1365/561
D2-0500Z 17/3 - 3/0 3/1 - - 23/4 1388/565
39
D2-0600Z - 50/7 4/1 - - - 54/8 1442/573
D2-0700Z 11/1 13/3 4/1 - - - 28/5 1470/578
D2-0800Z 7/1 13/4 2/0 --+-- --+-- --+-- 22/5 1492/583
D2-0900Z - - 61/9 - - - 61/9 1553/592
D2-1000Z 5/0 15/2 8/0 - - - 28/2 1581/594
D2-1100Z 2/1 19/2 1/0 - - - 22/3 1603/597
20
D2-1200Z - - - - - - 0/0 1603/597
60
D2-1300Z - - - - - - 0/0 1603/597
60
D2-1400Z - - - - - - 0/0 1603/597
60
D2-1500Z - - - 1/1 - - 1/1 1604/598
58
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 25/10 18/3 --+-- 43/13 1647/611
D2-1700Z - - - 5/3 50/7 - 55/10 1702/621
D2-1800Z - - - 12/2 14/7 - 26/9 1728/630
D2-1900Z - - - - 75/7 2/1 77/8 1805/638
D2-2000Z - - - - 79/11 4/1 83/12 1888/650
D2-2100Z - - - 1/0 70/6 2/2 73/8 1961/658
D2-2200Z - - - 2/1 18/3 - 20/4 1981/662
D2-2300Z - - 8/0 3/0 33/7 - 44/7 2025/669

Total: 50/7 318/89 359/136 850/345 428/79 20/13
 
VE7AV   SOSB20 HP   1,603,1682005-04-01 23:04:40
Started and ended the contest with a nasty cold bug. All I wanted to do was
sleep! Western Europen signls were mainly missing from my log.
 
CT7B(CT1ILT)   SO(R)AB LP   6,238,9712005-04-02 09:59:10
I firstly have to thank CT1BOH José Carlos, for lending me his WX0B SO2R Box,
like that i will be able to be active in future contests as SO2R, something that
i have dreamed about..Secundly, have also to thank CT1EEB José de Sá, for
lending me his TS2000 (which has never worked HF only 6 and 2 meters) because
without that Rig i would never have done this contest SO2R...

I can say that, now i see the advantage of having a secund radio....(Mults,
Mults, Mults...)

About propagation, well i think i had a litle bit better propagation than any
other European, on 10m i could not work a single USA, but on 15/20 and 40 USA
was entering in the log very nicely, but better on Sunday....

Well just waiting for EU Sprint and WPX CW will hopefully be SO2R too...


73's Filipe Lopes CT1ILT aka VP5/CT1ILT, CT7B, CS6T, CQ0T...
 
WB2DVU   SOSB15 LP   5,0432005-04-03 06:49:28
Managed to sneak into the shack for one hour.
 
VA7RR(@VE7SZ)   SOSB40 HP   1,940,5902005-04-03 08:26:59
Many thanks to Allan, VE7SZ, for hosting me for the weekend.

A non-working 20M rotator at SZ put me on 40 SB for the second year in a row.
Conditions and activity to the USA were better than in 2004 - EU was not so
good, with no openings to Western Europe either night at their sunrise. JAs
peaked around my sunrise - there no longer seems to be a 40M rate peak at their
sunset in any contest I enter -dunno if it's just conditions or lack of
activity.

Things went ok (except for about 5 hours of rain static Saturday evening) until
09Z on Saturday when the yagi rotator failed and locked at 120 degrees. Once
the rotor packed it in, so did the operator. I decided that I was not going to
spend the next six or seven hours, when the band would be open to JA,
Oceania,and LP,trying to compete with my only competitive antenna stuck toward
Texas!

Worked some interesting stuff - thanks to all for the QSOs.


Gary
VA7RR
 
N1GKI   SOAB LP   6,2282005-04-03 12:58:34
Second N1MM Logger test.
It took a while to get some QSOs back from the deleted Q's database.

Jason
N1GKI
 
WA7LNW   SO(A)AB HP   550,8362005-04-03 17:25:52
Outstanding propagation and good participation over weekend made this year's
event very enjoyable. Also now using WriteLog software for all my contesting
efforts.

Wished I could have spent more time at the radio....maybe next year.

Station: FT-1000MP, Alpha 76A, 2 element HEX beam at 72 ft, HF-2V vertical on
40/80, 160 meter dipole.

73's de Jack, WA7LNW
 
VO1AU   SOAB HP   8,379,2552005-04-03 19:32:35
My station is now just a little beyond the TS category, thanks to the addition
of two new 40m antennas: a three-element wire beam pointed south and a pair of
phased quad loops facing Europe. Otherwise a tribander took care of the high
bands, and a wire vertical was my 80m antenna.

My score went up over 2Meg over last year, thanks to better low-band conditions
and no gear failures this time.

Ten metres was a dead loss. A few brief excursions uncovered a few weak
signals, of which I worked only one PY.

Fifteen was lousy Saturday, but quite good Sunday.

Twenty just just plain odd. Saturday daytime, it was the only thing going to
Europe, but for some reason, it just wasn't much good. Europeans seemed to be
working each other very well, and other parts on North America seemed to have
much better openings that way than us. Nearby Gus VO1MP noticed the same thing.
Being this far east no guarantee of better propagation. Then Sunday, 20m also
improved a good deal, but by that time, I was too busy trying to extract all I
could from 15m.

On the first night, 40m was typical - Europeans loud, but so loud with each
other that hearing NA below 7100 seemed very difficult. As well, my phased quad
loops seemed to have had an intermittent, so I was relegatd that first night to
my trusty vertical dipole - good for getting through pileups, but indifferent at
generating them. Sunday afternoon, my quad loops were working again, and I was
able to capitalise on the Marconi advantage (being 2000km closer to Europe than
W1 or VE3) and run Europe quite well from mid-afternoon on. I was delighted to
find 7100kHz free and began running there. Then my long-suffering (or so she
would have it) wife asked me to come fix something upstairs in the real world.
By the time I got back, RL3A had taken over the frequency, and I was lurching
around trying to find a runnable frequency. I kept the sub-rx on 7100, and then
RL3A's run seemed to go dry, I asked if I could take over. (Heck, if you don't
ask, they can't say yes, right?) He said yes, bless him! And, so I finished up
running more 6pt/q Europeans until the bitter end.

Eighty was very productive both nights, and a good resort near the end of the
contest when I was lurching around 40m.

I did have one rather ugly situation emerge. Saturday, I was on 20m running
Europeans at a reasonable, if not stellar, rate, when W8MJ comes on 200Hz away
and asks if the frequency is in use. He's s9 off the back of my beam. I tell
him it is, and keep running. He asks again. I tell him it is and keep running.
He starts calling CQ, working one European for every three of mine, irritating
me no end. Can he really not hear me? All these Europeans and the occasional
Yank can. Finally after 20 minutes of this, W8MJ informs me that the frequency
has been in use for some time. I reply, agreeing with him, but with a somewhat
different perspective on the matter, and indicate I plan to stay. W8MJ then
informs me that "all you Canadians are rude, but I'm going to move anyway," then
buggers off.

An innocent explanation is that for whatever propagation anomaly, he couldn't
hear me and obliviously tried to run until the anomaly changed and I suddenly
became a problem which he tried to resolve through a crude generalisation.

An alternative explanation may have been that this was a willful attempt at
taking over a frequency that didn't work out to plan and he expressed his
frustration through a crude generalisation.

In either case, neither W8MJ nor anyone else has any business slagging off
entire countries. He should be ashamed of himself.

All in all, this was fun. Thanks to CQ for sponsoring such a fun contest.
 
GJ2A   M/S HP   9,964,5592005-04-04 12:14:36
Many thanks to the Jersey radio club for letting us operate from there.
Good 15m condx 2 days before the contest. But on saturday no QSO with the
running stn. on this band. Also 20m closing very early.
It`s hard to work on 40m without a Yagi.
We only used 7ele (KT34A / FB 33 ) on HF bands. I think we need 55ele more to
beat OM7M ,hi.
On monday we bring all ant down and back to Germany. So it was more like a
fieldday. But we all have a nice time on the island.
QSL pse only via GJ QSL buero.

Rig: FT 1000MP MK V Field + ACOM 2000
TS850S + AL82

Ant: KT34A / FB33 20/15/10m
1/4 Vert. + dipole 40m
1/4 Vert. + dipole 80m
dipole 160m
 
WP4EDD   SOSB40 LP   1,117,5152005-04-04 13:43:12
La propagación para Europa estuvo muy buena, nos vemos en el proximo.
It was a very nice propagation to Europe
73 see all of you in the next contest
 
IR4X(IZ3EYZ)   SOSB40 HP   4,458,6992005-04-05 10:44:25
A huge tnx to Claudio I4VEQ for this great chance and support despite several
family and job duties. I found almost everything arranged when I reached the
qth; a true luxury, just sit and play...
Tnx also to Francesco I4IND for keeping me company during those boring qrx
periods.
On the other hand condx weren't so good both nights producing generally low
rates. Expected something more from US, had something like a 5-minutes pile and
then nothing....At least EU activity didin't leave, providing some fun even
during daylight. Enjoyed all those funny DL PFXs.

I stopped at 04.30z during the 2nd night missing a bunch of US. I had no mental
condx after I lost all my biscuits due to humid. I was very hungry.

After all EU record (4.6M) wasn't so far....

Matt.IZ3EYZ
 
DJ5MW   SO(A)AB HP   5,253,3002005-04-06 00:24:23
73 de Manfred, DJ5MW
 
CT8T(CT1ESV)   SOSB20 HP   7,190,8022005-04-06 15:23:24
As usual a great contest.
It was to be M/S but lost antenna for 80M during week before contest and rotor
on 10/15m tower got stuck on Africa, so single band it was.
Saturday great runs to NA altough propagation didn't close second night the
stations calling were allways the same.
Any way propagation on sunday was better to Asia as I could work JA's almost
every hour of the day.

Tried to work as many 3 point stations i could but it was not enough...a few
more multipiers would have done it.At the end mult were giving 10k to the
score.
Congratulations to EA8EW.

I would like to thank every station that worked me on this contest.

See you in the pile-ups

CT1ESV
one of CT8T

CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST -- 2005


Call: CT8T
Category: Single Operator
Power: High Power
Band: Mono 20
Mode: SSB
Country: Portugal

BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/Q PREFIXES


160 0 0 0.0 0
80 0 0 0.0 0
40 0 0 0.0 0
20 3531 6771 1.9 1062
15 0 0 0.0 0
10 0 0 0.0 0
--------------------------------------

Totals 3531 6771 1.9 1062 = 7,190,802


Continent Statistics
CT8T CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST Single Operator 27 Mar 2005

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

SSB
North America SSB 0 0 0 1269 0 0 1269 35.9
South America SSB 0 0 0 51 0 0 51 1.4
Europe SSB 0 0 0 1911 0 0 1911 54.1
Asia SSB 0 0 0 196 0 0 196 5.6
Africa SSB 0 0 0 20 0 0 20 0.6
Oceania SSB 0 0 0 83 0 0 83 2.4

All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.

Equipment Description:
KEN TS870 + ALPHA91B
KLM KT34XA + 204BA
 
CN2R(W7EJ)   SOSB40 HP   15,110,5002005-04-06 23:06:01
The conditions were fantastic from Morocco.
My score is >40% improvement on current 40M WPX contest world record
Asia stations were loud at 3 in the afternoon
Made 2 antenna changes on 40 meters before the test that really seemed to
help.

Antennas consisted of
4 Element 40M @27 meters high (rotatable)
2 Element 40M @18 meters high (rotatable)
2 Element 40M @36 meters high (fixed on North America)
4 wavelength beverage pointed at DL

The 3 yagis were all driven simultaneously, which allowed me to work a lot of
North and South American prefixes while still running Europe.

Every time I work a single band entry from Morocco, I am amazed at the band
openings and just how many mults are available.

Congratulations to Al D4B for another fine effort from down South.

Thanks to all who worked me!
Jim

The best 60 minute rate was 187/hour from 0018 to 0117
The best 30 minute rate was 192/hour from 0018 to 0047
The best 10 minute rate was 222/hour from 0018 to 0027

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSO's/minute 2 times.
5 QSO's/minute 6 times.
4 QSO's/minute 63 times.
3 QSO's/minute 206 times.
2 QSO's/minute 543 times.
1 QSO's/minute 698 times.
QSO/Pref by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- 175/133 --+-- --+-- --+-- 175/133 175/133
D1-0100Z - - 153/101 - - - 153/101 328/234
D1-0200Z - - 127/65 - - - 127/65 455/299
D1-0300Z - - 132/49 - - - 132/49 587/348
D1-0400Z - - 120/52 - - - 120/52 707/400
D1-0500Z - - 97/38 - - - 97/38 804/438
D1-0600Z - - 101/46 - - - 101/46 905/484
D1-0700Z - - 115/40 - - - 115/40 1020/524
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- 55/19 --+-- --+-- --+-- 55/19 1075/543
D1-0900Z - - 1/1 - - - 1/1 1076/544
58
D1-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 1076/544
60
D1-1100Z - - - - - - 0/0 1076/544
60
D1-1200Z - - - - - - 0/0 1076/544
60
D1-1300Z - - - - - - 0/0 1076/544
60
D1-1400Z - - - - - - 0/0 1076/544
60
D1-1500Z - - 28/11 - - - 28/11 1104/555
4
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- 31/10 --+-- --+-- --+-- 31/10 1135/565
D1-1700Z - - 56/30 - - - 56/30 1191/595
D1-1800Z - - 80/32 - - - 80/32 1271/627
D1-1900Z - - 89/31 - - - 89/31 1360/658
D1-2000Z - - 75/20 - - - 75/20 1435/678
D1-2100Z - - 83/19 - - - 83/19 1518/697
D1-2200Z - - 74/10 - - - 74/10 1592/707
D1-2300Z - - 74/16 - - - 74/16 1666/723
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- 70/16 --+-- --+-- --+-- 70/16 1736/739
D2-0100Z - - 86/28 - - - 86/28 1822/767
D2-0200Z - - 100/30 - - - 100/30 1922/797
D2-0300Z - - 108/28 - - - 108/28 2030/825
D2-0400Z - - 51/14 - - - 51/14 2081/839
D2-0500Z - - 67/19 - - - 67/19 2148/858
D2-0600Z - - 69/14 - - - 69/14 2217/872
D2-0700Z - - 25/2 - - - 25/2 2242/874
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- 18/5 --+-- --+-- --+-- 18/5 2260/879
31
D2-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 2260/879
60
D2-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 2260/879
60
D2-1100Z - - - - - - 0/0 2260/879
60
D2-1200Z - - - - - - 0/0 2260/879
60
D2-1300Z - - - - - - 0/0 2260/879
60
D2-1400Z - - - - - - 0/0 2260/879
60
D2-1500Z - - 12/2 - - - 12/2 2272/881
16
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- 31/4 --+-- --+-- --+-- 31/4 2303/885
D2-1700Z - - 48/10 - - - 48/10 2351/895
D2-1800Z - - 70/12 - - - 70/12 2421/907
D2-1900Z - - 34/8 - - - 34/8 2455/915
D2-2000Z - - 49/3 - - - 49/3 2504/918
D2-2100Z - - 52/9 - - - 52/9 2556/927
D2-2200Z - - 68/8 - - - 68/8 2624/935
D2-2300Z - - 72/5 - - - 72/5 2696/940

Total: 0/0 0/0 2696/940 0/0 0/0 0/0


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

EU 0 0 1549 0 0 0 1549 57.5
AS 0 0 163 0 0 0 163 6.0
NA 0 0 857 0 0 0 857 31.8
SA 0 0 52 0 0 0 52 1.9
AF 0 0 22 0 0 0 22 0.8
OC 0 0 52 0 0 0 52 1.9

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

3A 2 2
3V 1 1
4L 1 1
4X 8 8
5B 2 2
5U 1 1
6Y 1 1
7Q 1 1
8Q 1 1
8R 1 1
9A 32 32
9H 1 1
9M2 1 1
9Y 1 1
BV 1 1
C3 1 1
CE 1 1
CM 6 6
CN 8 8
CT 12 12
CT3 2 2
CU 1 1
D4 1 1
DL 232 232
DU 3 3
EA 74 74
EA6 2 2
EA8 7 7
EA9 1 1
EI 15 15
ER 3 3
ES 5 5
EU 9 9
EX 1 1
EY 4 4
EZ 1 1
F 93 93
FM 3 3
FY 1 1
G 146 146
GD 1 1
GI 6 6
GJ 1 1
GM 22 22
GM/s 1 1
GU 3 3
GW 16 16
HA 26 26
HB 29 29
HI 2 2
HK 6 6
HL 8 8
HS 5 5
HZ 3 3
I 129 129
IS 3 3
IT9 3 3
J7 1 1
JA 63 63
JT 1 1
K 753 753
KL 2 2
KP4 2 2
LA 8 8
LU 6 6
LX 4 4
LY 11 11
LZ 14 14
OE 26 26
OH 29 29
OH0 2 2
OK 67 67
OM 19 19
ON 21 21
OY 1 1
OZ 13 13
P4 1 1
PA 39 39
PJ2 3 3
PY 19 19
S5 35 35
SM 24 24
SP 66 66
SV 21 21
SV5 1 1
SV9 1 1
T9 10 10
TA 3 3
TA1 1 1
TF 1 1
TI 3 3
UA 131 131
UA2 3 3
UA9 48 48
UN 7 7
UR 72 72
V2 1 1
V3 1 1
VE 66 66
VK 31 31
VP5 1 1
VP9 1 1
VU 3 3
XE 14 14
YB 3 3
YI 2 2
YL 8 8
YO 19 19
YU 30 30
YV 13 13
Z3 2 2
ZA 1 1
ZB 1 1
ZL 15 15
 
NZ1U(@KB1H)   M/S HP   400,3722005-04-07 17:19:24
Just a part time effort with operating times separated by much off time as
operators just dropped by.

Glad to hand out the NZ1 prefix when we could.

Expect a full effort in CW.

CU then. Thanks for the QSOs on this mode.
 
CQ9K   M/S HP   22,632,3442005-04-08 20:47:56
Hello fellows,

Strange contest this one, the 10 meter wasn't opened at all, mainly south
america with no s-meter signal, but clear hearing. The 15 meter band had only
one good window of 4 hours where we managed to reach the 200+ qsos per hour. The
20 meter was noisy, we couldn't maintain high rates thru all the time, our bet
this year was the low bands but still something (that we know) wasn't performing
as normal.
Regarding the competition we didn't had problems from competitor splatting our
frequencies, but still we had on 40 meter a bit of misunderstood from the CW
guys, we know the band limits very well, but there's no need to come to our
frequency work cw faster and slower trying to get the reception difficult, our
team is thankful to the stations that managed to clear the frequency from those
guys, i've never seen something similar when CW contests expand beyond the CW
frequencies.
Look forward to meet you again in the WPX CW, and for all those stations that
worked us see u on the next phone contest.
Check http://www.madeirateam.com for updated online log of the contest,
pictures and other interesting stuff.

Madeira Team
CQ9K, CQ9S, CT9M, CT9D
 
KG4NEP   SOSB80 HP   497,6582005-04-08 20:54:08
73,
Robert Whitaker KG4NEP
Winston-Salem, NC
 
TS3A(@3V8BB)   M/2 HP   32,209,6232005-04-10 03:21:25
Thanks Hrane for a nice 60. birthday event. 3 WWYC did most of the talking.
Even some self-spoting :-) Miki, 4N1EA is DJ anyway. RFI caused notebooks
network problems at the begining but the rest was smooth. Two low 3L tribanders
and wires were enough for EU but only 13% USA and 4% JA under poor condx. CN2R
shows what can be done with more Al high in the sky. Congrats to PJ2T. We hope
our UBN is better then yours :-)

73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU
 
YT7A(YU7GMN)   SOSB40 HP   2,889,8922005-04-12 10:06:29
ft767gx kw 3el quad 3el yagi beverige
 
S54K(@S59EHI)   M/S HP   1,425,2402005-04-15 00:04:19
Nice contest, but not so good propagations. We have a lot of fun and thank´s to
all stations for qso´s.
73's es gl - Huby, s51nz
 
K9GY(@K9GY/4)   SOAB QRP   2,9162005-04-16 06:19:07
Had a little time (mainly Sat a.m.) before work so parked the car on the top
floor of the open air garage (must be about 60-80 ft up). Used the monobander
hamstick like antennas on top of the car and power from the cigarette lighter.


Operated a little at the Pentagon as K4AF (not N4AF, hah).

CQ CONTEST!

Best of health to all,
Eric
 
K4AF(K9GY)   SOSB40 LP   12,2402005-04-17 04:52:27
I had some time after work on Sat night.

The Pentagon Memorial Fund website
http://www.pentagonmemorial.net/

The Pentagon ARC website
http://www.k4af.org/

Peace be with you all,
Eric
 
9A7P   M/2 LP   1,050,0002005-04-18 00:39:45
TS940S+TS440S
2L Quad(20-10m)+dipoles(40-80m)

It was big fun working with newbies and those that almost forgot how to operate
a contest. We were a "bit" lidish but I say it was worth working every minute of
it.

See you in the next one,

Hrle - 9A6XX
www.rkp.hr
 
OK1KDO   M/S LP   783,2242005-04-19 08:05:10
TRX TS-830S / 150W, ANT 160m/Dipole 2x40m 80-10m/GAP-TITAN,FD-4
TNX ALL FOR QSO WITH US AND HOPE CUAGN IN CW PART. 73 Stan OK1WN/OK1KDO
 
SF5ØA(SM7CRW)   SOSB20 HP   939,9092005-04-24 02:48:34
SF50A special call for my 50 years anniversary of HAM RADIO.
A four sided QSL via W3HNK or SM7CRW QRZ.COM.

73 de SM7CRW

John
 
YZ1U(@YU1ABH)   M/S HP   6,852,1952005-04-24 23:57:56
73`s Dugi YU1WS & YZ1U team
 
DZ1BP(DU1BP)   SOAB HP   1,049,5592005-04-30 18:40:29
CQ WPX SUMMARY SHEET


Contest Dates : 26-Mar-05, 27-Mar-05


Callsign Used : DZ1BP
Operator : DU1BP

Category : CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH

Default Exchange : RST, SERIAL NUMBER

Name : Bienvenido Jose N. Panganiban
Address : 92 Evangelista Street, Batangas CIty 4200
City/State/Zip : Batangas CIty 4200
Country : Philippines



BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Prefixes
_____________________________________________________

40SSB 249 249 1440 35
20SSB 201 201 569 81
15SSB 530 530 1538 167
10SSB 38 38 110 4
_____________________________________________________

Totals 1018 1018 3657 287


Final Score = 1049559 points.



This is to certify that in the contest I have operated my transmitter within
the limitations of my license and have observed fully the rules and
regulations of the contest.



Date ______________ Signed _____________________________ Call ___________
 
VE7FO   M/S HP   316,0202005-05-01 00:51:33
It was supposed to be a M/S entry but I screwed up on the 10 min rule.
Submitted it as M/S anyway along with a note saying that I had screwed up.

This was another newbie training session. Not entirely newbie, two of them were
repeat customers. My secret plan may be bearing fruit.

Thanks for the Qs. See you in WPX CW. Might be one newbie.

73, Jim VE7FO
 
OT5A(@ON4LIR)   M/M HP   23,908,0862005-05-01 15:59:48
For pictures and info pse see http://www.on7lr.org
After log correction we will give you all the new results.

Best regards
Guy, on7nb
for OT5A
 
P4ØA(KK9A)   SOAB LP   14,077,2742005-05-01 16:00:20
For the second straight year, the WPX Phone contest occurred during my birthday.
I certainly enjoyed my special day contesting and to make things even more
exciting I was the only station using the P40 prefix this year. Conditions were
not particularly good and choosing the off times was much more critical than in
recent years. 10m was open a lot on both days, but for some strange reason I
was never able to run stations quickly there. 15m was in fantastic shape and I
made almost half of my QSO's there. 20m was also good , but it didn't stay open
as late as I hoped. On 15m and 20m conditions to Europe were much better on
Sunday. 40m and 80m were not very productive for me. I used a second radio
this time and it was definitely useful for finding multipliers and choosing the
right band. SO2R and being rare, both probably contributed to me having my
highest multiplier total ever. Due to poorer conditions I made over 200 QSO's
less than last year, however thanks to lots of multipliers and more low band
contacts my score is actually 6% better. Thanks to everyone for the QSO's,
please QSL via WD9DZV.

73 & CU in WPX CW,
John KK9A / P40A
p40a@iguanavilla.com
 
KQ2M   SOAB HP   9,676,0832005-05-01 16:10:03
I had planned to do a proper writeup but several recent non-radio events
won't allow for that at this time. I did not want to delay the score
posting any further.

First, CONGRATULATIONS to K4XS (WK4R)on a super job and score! It is great
to have Bill so "gung-ho" about this contest, and then to be able to compare
notes and strategy afterwards. Likewise congats on super efforts to K4ZW,
LZ4AX, K7RL, W7WA, D4B and many others!

WPXSSB has always been my favorite contest and it makes me feel great to see
more and more top-notch operators enjoy making this an annual operating event.
And, needless to say, without the support and participation of many, many other
"little pistols" and casual ops, this contest would only be a shadow of what it
has grown to become over the last 30 years that I have been fortunate to operate
in it!

Thanks to all for the qso's, the great fun and the international friendship!

73
Bob KQ2M kq2m@earthlink.net