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K7HBN   SOAB QRP   34,5632013-09-28 23:57:35
Limited time to operate. Life may truly be too short for a QRP WW RTTY contest,
but I had fun. I was surprised by 10 meters, especially working Zone 14. I t
must be a seasonal thing.

de K7HBN

"GO DAWGS"
 
NA5NN(K2FF)   SOSB(A)/80 LP   17,7002013-09-29 04:57:14
Only had a few hours available each night, so tried single op 80m only with low
power. As always, nice to hand out "MS" as a mult.
 
DK8ZZ   SOSB(A)/10 LP   86,5202013-09-29 11:02:10
A first ever full time DIGI Contest from this QTH. I've used a small 3 el home
made Moxon Beam @8m high (25 ft).
Thanks to Kreso, 9A5K for support for his DXLog program during the contest. :-)
Please check http://www.dxlog.net .
Almost no Europe into the log and no short skip at all. It was harder to work
S55OO than ZL1BYZ on 10m, HI...
Heard and missed KH7M, NH2DX, YS1/NP3J... Anyway, over 100 USA&VE STNs and
35 States/Provinces are not bad, even NV & OR (Z3) are in the log.

Thanks to all who worked me, see you in SSB part.

73s, Zrinko (Zik) DK8ZZ, VE3ZIK, YT3ZZ
 
K4WW   SOSB(A)/20 HP   162,6692013-09-29 11:22:46
Seldom, if ever, do I establish any pre-contest goals. This time was no
different, but as I looked at the existing W4 records, I thought that SOA(20)
was attainable. Fortunately, with a lot of help from the other participants, I
was able to surpass that goal, at least for the time being. Many thanks to all
participants, and to those that required repeats, your patience is
appreciated.
I suspect that more contacts were available, but "the mind was willing,
the body wasn't"!
The contacts on 40 were made, on the first morning, waiting for 20 to open.
 
KCØW   SOAB HP   12013-09-29 11:53:40
Bands were in great shape considering the doldrums we have been in for month
after month. Wonderful to hear 10/15 meters open to Europe & elsewhere. I'm
not much of an RTTY enthusiast but I am a DX pileup junkie & I gotta get my
fix however I can acquire it, hihi.............As usual I CQ'd for 100% of the
contest & didn't make a single Q by S&P. This is one of the great perks
of operating contests from here in North Dakota in which states are
multipliers.

I went QRT from the 'test on Sunday morning to accomplish other things around
the house.


Murphy Lives:

I hadn't operated RTTY for quite a while & something must have got changed
around in my MMTTY, N1MM configurations. I was wondering why no one was
answering my CQ's for the first 13 minutes of the 'test. I KNOW my signal is
not that piss poor. Anyway, it took me just over 2 hours to figure it all out.
It's really, really frustrating watching the pan adapter & seeing/hearing
all the RTTY activity but not being able to join the party.

So I finally got everything going & had a blast. Had the Europeans &
JA's in a feeding frenzy Saturday night on 40 meters.

Got kinda bored with the deedle-deedle of RTTY so I went to 12 meters CW for a
few hours on Saturday/Sunday. Lost a lot of contest Q's by doing so but I don't
care one bit. Ya gotta take advantage of good 12 meter propagation when we have
it, right? Worked a BUNCH of guys on 12 CW which was a good break up from the
monotony of RTTY. Plus, CW will ALWAYS be the king of operating modes for 'da
Cow.

Most of the operators were pretty good..........Except:

Why the heck do people send my call sign followed by theirs when I'm CQing?
For example, KC0W de XX1XXX. It's a really, really stupid operating practice
& all is does is add to the QRM. I'm not the brightest guy in the world but
(believe it or not) I actually do know my own call sign so there is no need to
remind me of it again.

I have a new "secret weapon" which will be here next week &
will make holding onto a run a frequency absolutely child's play. This newest
"toy" is a 7 element 20 meter monobander on a 82' boom. I hope to
have it up on the tower before the cold ND winter sets in. I'm having 3 more of
these monsters constructed which will all be stacked on my rotating
tower........See QRZ.com under my call sign for photos.

Blah, blah, blah, enough grandstanding. Hope you had fun in the 'test &
will listen for you next month in CQ WW SSB.


As usual, the KC0W contesting mantra:


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




See ya,


Tom KC0W
 
K3OQ   SOAB(A) LP   153,9552013-09-29 12:04:13
FT-2000 to a 170 ft. long wire from my apartment. Had a blast! Could work
almost anything I heard. Lots of noise on 20 from my QTH. 40 and 15 continue
to be the best bands for me with the wire antenna.
 
K4VV   M/M HP   2,470,5782013-09-29 12:06:06
Two thirds of this operation was done by remote control. This was the first
full-blown beta-test of a RTTY contest by the K4VV Remote Contesting Project
crew. Unfortunately, three of the operators we had counted on had to cancel at
the last moment, so three other operators hung in there for around 35 hours and
had a great time. K4VV is located in northern Virginia near Washington, DC.
Jim-W4TMO operated from his hotel room in North Carolina while attending a
Parents Weekend at UNC. Bill-K3WI operated remotely from his home in Maryland,
about 40 miles from the K4VV station. Mike-W0YR operated in the K4VV shack and
handled any technical hiccups. There were only a few problems; the result of
Internet dropouts at Jim's hotel.

A growing number of operators think it saves time to answer a CQ call or QRZ
with their own call sign AND the exchange. This only muddies things up and
upsets the natural rhythm of contest exchanges, to say nothing of the
additional QRM with callsigns and exchanges all mixed up. Others can't seem to
get even close to the frequency of the station they're calling and an even
larger lot run AFSK with the audio drive knocking the ALC indicators off the
peg. This results in key clicks, wide and fuzzy signals and it all goes on
without the offending operator realizing (or perhaps, caring about) what he is
doing. The Old Man, Hiram P. Maxim, W1AW used to rail on about
"rotten" signals. That was one of his favorite words. It applies to
many signals heard this weekend, but it could not detract from a great weekend
of fun.

The 10 meter opening Sunday surpassed Saturday's and reminded me of when, as a
kid I watched my Dad and his other ham buddies work the 1957 10 meter openings.
They talked to the world with 35 watts and a wet noodle.

Thanks to Ed for managing the contest and to CQ Magazine for its continuing
support of the world's greatest radio contests!

Mike W0YR
 
VE3GTC   SOAB QRP   26,0162013-09-29 12:44:02
Conditions where good and lots of stations participating.
 
NW3H   SOAB LP   31,3202013-09-29 12:54:54
This was my first venture into RTTY and I really enjoyed it. Used the RTTY
decoder built into my IC-7600. Only had a little time to play but really
enjoyed it. Worked mostly DX and had 36 total countries. I am sure my XYL
will love knowing I am working a new mode. Thanks to all for the QSOs and my
messing sending at first. Took a hour to get the flow going. See everyone in
PAQP and CQWW Phone next month. 73 de NW3H
 
S55OO(@S55OO/R)   SOAB HP   397,4942013-09-29 13:22:09
Another remote operation.
TS-2000+500w and 3el3bander, 40m4SQ,80mInvV

TNX QSO!

73,
Goran ANDRIC, S55OO
 
K2QMF   SOAB(A) HP   237,2082013-09-29 14:08:47
My Part time effort...
It was great having ten meters open!!
I sure hope we have the same for CQWW CW in November...
Thanks for all the QSO's
73,
Ted K2QMF
 
WM9Q   SOAB HP   477,9512013-09-29 14:23:37
This was supposed to be a full time effort but Murphy came to visit the shack.
I spent a great deal of time repairing his damage.

On a positive note, WHAT A GREAT CONTEST!!! So many stations so little time.
 
PI4TUE   M/S HP   554,3582013-09-29 14:36:29
Setup:
ORION, Microham MK2R+ & amplifier
3 ELE SteppIR, HF2V, 80m hor loop, all at ~210 feet
N1MM & MMTTY (5 instances)

Rens PA3FGA and I talked about entering a RTTY contest for years after doing
RTTY on our holiday location in HB0. This weekend it finally happened, although
in summary it was a casual operation; still entertaining though. Rens mentioned
it was his first contest were he could actually talk, speak and eat without
loosing focus to the contest or yelling to others in the room to shut up... :-)
I couldn't agree more.

I'm glad we took the time to work out how to use multiple instances of MMTTY in
our logging program. Some profiles were definitely better in decoding than
others for certain conditions.

It was nice to see 10M opening up so well on both days (NA on Saturday and
Japan on Sunday) given the low SFI.

We worked 4 stations on all 5 bands:
K9CT, KI1G, NR4M, P49X

We will definitely continuing exploring this mode in the near future (e.g. WAE
RTTY).

73
-- Aurelio, PC5A
 
K7IA   SOAB HP   305,1402013-09-29 14:45:01
There was a time when operating RTTY was genuine fun. Those were the days when
RTTY operators had intimate understanding of their chosen mode, knowing how
each character was generated, transmitted, received, decoded, and displayed.
Those ops knew how atmospherics and QRN could "garble" a transmitted
character, converting it into something unintended at the receiving end. They
knew how one could send and receive the 26 letters of the alphabet plus ten
numerals plus a host of punctuation and control characters when the 5-level
Baudot Code had only 32 unique combinations (2 raised to the 5-th power).

Those days of fun were the days of the mechanical teleprinting machines, rolled
canary yellow paper, and typewriter ribbons that were used until one could
hardly see the print. Computer hardware and software has replaced those
wonderful machines, and the software has become so good at emulating the Baudot
Code that radioteletype operators of yesteryear have become merely appliance
operators who know little or nothing about the mode they use. Such is the
unfortunate case of RTTY contesting today, where with only a little effort to
interface a radio with a computer and its sound card, a chap can get on the air
and make QSOs, making the false assumption that each and every character key he
presses at the transmitting end will be displayed with high fidelity on the
receiver's screen. Further, he believes that whatever contest exchange string
he throws together is as good as any other possibility, and that some
constructs may be far less prone to garbles than the thoughtless transmissions
commonly seen.

In all of the QSOs I made in the few hours I worked this event, only about a
half dozen ops showed they had more than an "appliance" understanding
of Baudot RTTY. It was a pleasure to work them, because their exchanges were
quick, crisp, and constructed to minimize garbles. The bidirectional exchanges
with them took very little time, and I was confident the log checkers would find
no errors in either of our logs, at least for the QSOs we made with each other.
These exchanges didn't always occur "in the clear," though. Many took
place in deep pileups and with close aboard QRM from crowded band conditions.

But the QSOs with the vast majority of ops were anything but quick, easy, or,
perhaps accurate, and that removes the joy of operating a RTTY contest from me.
Having seen this trend of "appliance contesting" grow in recent
years, I wrote a primer titled, "Contesting and RTTY," and I began
distributing it almost exactly a year ago. It has received wonderful reviews
from amateurs worldwide and from newbies to experienced RTTY ops alike.
Several contest clubs have posted links to it on their websites. I would like
you to have a copy, dear reader, for it is my hope that the quality of RTTY
contesting will change course and begin to improve. It's free, it's in .pdf
format, and it's about 40 pages packed with a little history, a description of
Baudot RTTY at the nuts and bolts level, and some RTTY contesting tips and
traps. To get a copy, just send to me a brief email, and I'll attach a copy
and return it to you.

It will help you:

Learn the difference between contesting and ragchewing.

Learn the difference between "Running" Mode and "Search and
Pounce" Mode and why it is important that both ops in a contest QSO stick
to their contest exchange "scripts" and timing.

Learn how Baudot RTTY differs from all other modes (digital and otherwise) and
why contesting procedures that work for CW and SSB may not work well with RTTY.
Example: A CW contester in S&P mode needs to send his callsign to the
Runner only once; but in RTTY, because of the possibility of garbles, sending a
callsign (or an exchange element) only once creates uncertainty about accurate
reception (especially in QRN and QRM). Sending your callsign a second, or even
a third (never a fourth) time during QSB serves as a "tiebreaker"
confirmation. After all, the purposes of contesting include making lots of
QSOs per hour and making them accurately, no?

Learn how to create quick and efficient contest exchanges that do not
contribute to QRM and waste the other operator's time.

Learn how to assemble your exchanges to facilitate data parsing (by eye or by
your contest logger), speeding up the flow of contest information.

Learn about "garbles," what causes them, what are their results, why
Baudot is much more prone to them than other digital modes, and how to minimize
them. Hint: Baudot RTTY does not do error correcting as do newer digital
modes.

Learn some techniques that will put you at the top of pileups (or at the bottom
of them).

And much more.

I hope to hear from you!

73, and yours for better RTTY contesting,

Dan, k7ia
 
W8UL   SOAB HP   767,8922013-09-29 15:16:19
Decent conditions on 10 and 15 meters.... I managed to find and work some of the
not-your-everyday RTTY stations JT1DE, E21YDP, NH2DX, 5W1SA, and YB4IR, MJ5Z,
etc... Friday and Saturday evening were relegated to viewing high school and
college football games, respectively. Go BUCKS!!!
 
VK3TDX   SOAB HP   1,450,6102013-09-29 16:06:20
Another great CQ WW RTTY weekend. All bands were good here with surprisingly
good ten meter limited openings to EU.

Thanks to all who called into my pileups. I hope my zone 30 mult was useful to
many.

73 Steve VK3TDX
 
NE3K   SOAB HP   83,5822013-09-29 16:07:36
Lots of fun, hopefully the 32 I landed on 10 will be enough for me to finish or
improve greatly my DXCC on that band. Got a couple I know I didn't have there
before.

First time using an AMP with RTTY, and a 125' long wire. Seems to have worked
pretty well.

Worked a few PVRC members, W3LL, NR4M, that I remember. Got to run some on both
10 and 15, not so much on 20.
 
N7MQ   SOAB HP   368,3482013-09-29 16:07:46
Limited time to operate, and no 40/80 antennas up. Bad rain storm locally
interrupted from time to time. Great fun. Thanks for Q's. 73, Mark N7MQ

ICOM 756 Pro3
Acom 1000 amp
2 element quad
WriteLog
 
NØBUI   SOAB HP   18,4232013-09-29 16:08:58
Not much time for this one.
Thanks for all the Qso's.
73, Mike N0BUI
 
IC8TEM   SOSB/80 LP   48,6912013-09-29 16:18:31
NOTE: OTHER QSO ON OTHER BANDS ARE CONTROL-LOG QSOs.

Hrd but not worked: P49X, PJ4/G3TXF, HK1NA, USA (AZ, CO, MN, TX, NC, GA, PA).
If LoTW confirmations will arrive, I have IA, MO, CT, IL as new WAS-states.

I expected to see some JA moving from 3525 to 3599-3610 for searching DX, but
we need to ask to OL9A if they have hrd anyone, hi :)

During weekend some duties (work, university, family) and some DXs on higher
bands left me few energies for a serious effort, otherwise we could have
discussing for a 55k or 60k score, and at least 360q or more.

Maybe new states will be availble on ARRL Roundup, or better in ARRL DX CW (if
I will be free.. - not sure :( ).

I don't want to break any record or to be the top of the top: I like only to
play contests, also with poor rig (no rx-ant): just fun!

See you soon on bands.

QSL route: LoTW, eQSL.cc, Direct via qrz.com

Best 73s and TU for qsos.
Costy IC8TEM
 
NX8G   SOAB LP   278,3702013-09-29 16:25:37
The busiest I've seen the bands in a long time.

I had to balance my operating time with other weekend activities.

Thanks to all for the contacts.
 
AB3IC   SOAB LP   163,2962013-09-29 16:30:36
A really good contest this year. Improved considerably from last year's score
(120K & 251 Qs), so very happy about that.

Rig: Kenwood TS-590
Antenna #1: (40 - 10 Meter bands) GAP Challenger Vertically polarized dipole.
Antenna #2: (80 Meter band) Low apex (~40 ft.) , dog-legged (really this thing
shouldn't work as well as it does) Inverted Vee/Dipole...
Logging Software: WriteLog Version 11.13J (Using 2-Tone plug-in for RTTY)

I highly recommend using 2-Tone - it's not as flashy as MMTTY, but it more than
makes up for its lack of flash with superior decoding and ease of use. More
info here: http://www.rttycontesting.com/writelog/xmmt/xmmt-2Tonesetup.html
 
NY7N   SOAB(A) LP   30,1002013-09-29 16:31:10
Just a casual effort around some other weekend plans.
 
VE9AA   SOSB(A)/10 HP   50,3742013-09-29 16:45:40
This was the fastest, -and- slowest RTTY contest I have ever entered.
Now, allow me quantify that by saying I am not really a "RTTY guy",
but the past 2-3 years I have dabbled in some of the more popular
RTTY contests here and there. Usually running LP and wires. On 10m I am very
fortunate enough to have a small 5el yagi @ 24' and a 500W amp.

Because Saturday was a total write-off here and parts of Sunday were destined
to be, I chose 10m single band, HP, assisted, as I knew I would
only get 4 or 5 hours in on Sunday @ max. I had hoped the sunspots were to be
cooperative. As it turned out, N1MM sez I sat my BIC for over 6 hours.
Fine with me. I have a new chair and needed a rest anyways, LOL.

I made 35.6 % of my total QSO's in a 50 minute span during the 1300-1400z time
frame. I was on fire. (ha ha) My only RTTY pileup to date.
The other 5 hours were mostly 15-20 Q's per hour and mostly S&P at that. I
don't know what was going on from 13-14z up here in the Hinterlands
of NE Canada, but I was sure glad I was there to experience it. The remaining
part of the contest, (for me) was speckled with goodies.

Extremely happy to have VP8NO pop by to say hey but had to work hard for ZL3X
who called in about 3dB above the ether for my only ZL, but thanks for hanging
in there.
I was getting a letter or two at a time but managed to pc it all together. I
appreciate that. Probably my longest QSO. You guys rock !!

Very late last night, long after 10m was closed here, I took a look at DX Map
after birthday celebrations here for my son, and it would appear plenty of
VK/ZL/JA/PAC Q's were made,
even up into New England but I was not QRV. Tonight I made 1 x ZL and 1 x KH6
contact but no other PAC or VK or Asia to be had (nor heard). I am writing
this at 2300z
and while I have not heard much to speak of in the past 30 minutes,, there.
There is a FO5 flirting with the noise, but there is no way he would hear me
and , although I cannot hear it, likely
has a wall of W6's calling him. There is always a very slim chance for a Es to
F2 link to something far out west or North West. (a KL7 would be nice!)

I went assisted this time, which is unusual for me. As it turned out, the
remote link I have to the internet was down more than it was up, so was almost
more of an annoyance than anything.
I believe I made 1 or 2 multiplier QSO's due to assistance. Meh, whatever.
It's different. At times it perturbed me as the toe-print propagation paths of
the guys spotting did me no good.
I did not hear 90% of the DX being spotted. I just did the usual
tune-tune-tune, find a clear spot, CQ, tune-tune-tune. I can take or leave
assistance.

Shame more folks didn't stay on 10m, as activity seemed way down from the
"usual" contests. I am sure 15m was lit right up.

OK, 2345Z. I give up. Only 2 Q's this hour.

Thanks for the fun. Was nice to dig in a bit and make a racket for a while.

Mike VE9AA IC-7410 N1MM, ~ 500w and LJ-105ca @ 24'
 
K3TN   SOAB LP   169,6352013-09-29 16:55:44
Great conditions, any time I dropped in on the contest at least 3 bands were
wide open. Fall conditions outside were phenomenal, too - didn't drop in very
much.
 
KR2E   SOAB LP   4,3502013-09-29 16:58:48
Limited time, but fun!
 
AD5OW   M/S LP   553,8132013-09-29 16:58:57
This contest was a BLAST!!! For the first time in a long while we teamed up for
a multi op, semi serious effort. Our goals were simple, keep the station up for
48 hours, make 600 QSO's and break 500K in points. We agreed on 4 hour shifts
to stay fresh and keep the station up for the full 48 hours and setup a mult
station to see if we could work a few extra stations along the way. At the
opening of the contest we S&P'd mostly, however a few runs were attempted
with marginal success. The overnight on Friday yielded the most success on
40M. Saturday morning 15M exploded with activity right after sunrise. It was
quickly realized that 15M was going to be out bread and butter band this
contest. A few runs were attempted however again never able to be sustained,
so most of the QSO's on the higher bands were S&P. Saturday night we were
finally able to get a few runs on 40M and 80M to boost our numbers in part to
being spotted on the DX Cluster, thanks goes out to KB9NW and KC0BMF for
spotting us. While AS, SA and EU were plentiful AF was for the most part
absent. Some success was also made to VK/ZL and OC. Overall we had a great
time and learned a lot as we always do. Thanks for all the Q's and Mults and
will be back next year for sure.

Equipment:
Kenwood TS-2000 (FSK W3YY interface) - Run)
Icom IC-746 (AFSK (SignalLink) - Mult)

Antennas:
Mosley TA33 at 35ft.
20M Dipole at 50ft.
80M/40M Wire Vertical made by "ChainLink"
 
WA1ZAM   SOAB(A) LP   360,0362013-09-29 17:00:40
had a lot of fun handing out this rare Vermont state only 100 watts and a low
wire dipole makes it tuff look for everyone from pj7pl in cqww ssb next month
my goal was 500 q's just made it
 
K6UM   SOAB HP   445,7402013-09-29 17:02:05
First contest using KPA500 and new 40m elevated vertical. Both worked well -
best results ever.
 
N3QE   SOAB HP   2,201,6252013-09-29 17:02:29
I knew 15M was going to be spectacular going into this, but was so happy how the
other bands turned out too.

Mid Sunday set my sights on 2 million, then just blew right by it.

One highlight was getting called by VU on both 15M and 20M while running EU.

N1MM + MMTTY + 2Tone, Ten-Tec Eagle, Ameritron AL-811H, link coupled tuner, 130
foot doublet.
 
SJ2W   M/S HP   5,388,4042013-09-29 17:02:56
Not a planned effort and the first RTTY contest at SJ2W. I made a cable for the
TI-5 interface on Friday evening and we were planning on testing it a bit. It
ended up with an effort more of DX mode type than a serious M/S effort with no
mult radio, so I believe we lost a lot of RUN QSOs because of chasing mults.
SM2LIY did most of the operating while I was out working on getting the station
ready for CQWW SSB which also included a trip to SK2AU to change the coaxes in
their tower. However I did a few hours time to time when SM2LIY needed some
rest and I enjoyed it, so we might be doing some serious RTTY in the future as
well.

We enjoyed the excellent propagations, can't get much better than this with
these kind of SFI numbers, 15m was THE band. Hopefully the same type of
propagations show up in the CQWW SSB in a month.

It was also fun to follow the battle between our northern friends OH8A on
cqcontest.net

New claimed SM record

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

FT1000MKV + 4CX1500B + TI-5 interface

Check the website for information of the projects at SJ2W,
http://www.sj2w.se/contest/
 
W7RN(WK6I)   SOAB HP   4,145,5862013-09-29 17:03:47
Looks like all the hard work putting up the new 80/15/10 stacks paid off. Nearly
10% increase over last year's score with half the QSO's on 10M.
 
KC7V   SOAB HP   229,5002013-09-29 17:05:36
Great conditions and lots of fun.
 
CE3DNP   SOSB/10 HP   415,1402013-09-29 17:07:29
N1MM - FlDigi great !
 
SV5DKL   SOSB(A)/40 LP   164,3282013-09-29 17:08:59
FT-2000 @ 95W
Inv-L 27.5m total length base coupled
Writelog for Windows
2 x 500ml Monster Lo-Carb Energy Drinks (beats down Red Bulls)

CU in SSB part from my home QTH in Rhodes, Dodecanese
and in CW part from SZ1A contest station in Western Greece.

73
Stathis, SV5DKL
 
N8HM   SOAB LP   28,2502013-09-29 17:09:54
Bands were pretty good. Nice 10m openings on both days. Spent a lot of time
scouring 10m for as many QSOs as possible since who knows how much time of good
10m propagation we have left this cycle. Didn't spend as much time as I did last
year on the contest, though.

Rig - Yaesu FT-450D
Antenna - MFJ-1786 Magnetic Loop
 
NQ6N   SOSB/20 HP   34,6502013-09-29 17:13:23
Finally tried using two demodulator windows and enjoyed the added information
which did improve copy on a number of Qs.

Tried CQing a bit and had a short but fun run on Sunday afternoon.

K3, KPA-500 and 1/4 wave vertical on roof of apartment building (with 11
radials). N1MM logger.
 
AA5AU   SOAB LP   2,422,9922013-09-29 17:15:26
Thanks to my wife, Shay, for keeping me fed with fruit and other healthy bites.

Conditions seemed better on Saturday when 10 & 15 were open well past
sunset. Overall band conditions were pretty good with low A & K indices.
Highlight was having VU2NKS calling me on 15 and he was LOUD. Ten could have
been better from here but anything on ten meters is icing on the cake these
days.

My score is just below my own person record made in 2011 when the SFI reached
over 190. So all things considering, my score is pretty decent for low
antennas.

Equipment:
Icom IC756 PRO III 100 watts
Kenwood TS870 100 watts
3 element SteppIR @ 45'
2 element SteppIR @ 35'
40 meter inverted vee @ 40'
80 meter inverted vee @ 40'

73, Don AA5AU
 
WU9D   SOAB LP   115,9132013-09-29 17:15:26
Used 2Tone for the first part of the contest but switched to Fldigi.
The AGC on 2Tone kept trying to tune an off frequency station instead
of the on-center station.
 
KB3LIX   SOAB LP   669,5252013-09-29 17:15:39
Secent condx this year.
Good contest.
 
N7AT(K8IA)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   667,5842013-09-29 17:16:09
K3 (SO2V) to Alpha 8410
3 el SteppIR (rotary) at 78 ft
5 el 15m yagi, fixed JA, at 62 ft
Bencher Skyhawk fixed East at 45 ft
N1MM Logger, MMTTY, 2Tone

This was fun. Another great workout for me and my very average station.

Lots yet to learn about RTTY contesting, but I think I almost have the hang of
the basics now.

Next up will be hosting the gang for N7AT Multi-Two here for CQWW DX SSB, Only
a month away!

73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
K9NR   SOAB LP   634,5712013-09-29 17:17:57
VERY part time with crippled station...still had fun
 
WB5TUF   SOAB LP   602,9402013-09-29 17:18:06
My personal best for this contest!
 
N3XL   SOAB HP   171,8392013-09-29 17:18:49
A struggle to get much going on 10 or 80 meters.
 
NF4A   SOAB(A) HP   469,1522013-09-29 17:19:51
Part time effort....15 and 10 were HOT !
 
KØTI   SOAB QRP   6,1442013-09-29 17:21:09
KX3 QRP using 25 foot vertical on back of Motorhome
 
VE3CV   SOAB LP   378,4982013-09-29 17:21:33
Wow! What great conditions! I think I was only asked for repeats less than 10
times in 462 Qs. Most with 1 call. Good test of the hexbeam. Had my wireless
keyboard die on Sunday morning and had to scramble to find an old wired one.
N1MM with MMTTY worked great as did my trusty 1995 FT-1000MP. Best DX was
ZS6GRL on 10m and E21YDP on 20m. All S&P as I trolled each band twice with
time available. Great fun! Thanks for the Qs.
73 Jeff VE3CV
 
WB4OMM   SOAB(A) LP   857,6902013-09-29 17:22:43
Yaesu FT-2000, AT-1000Pro, HP Compaq dc7800 MiniTower dual core; A3S Beam with
10M/15M/20M/40M at 38', Yaesu G-450A Rotator; 280' 40M/80M loop at 35'; N1MM
contest software, LOGic Logging Software.
Wow!! Great contest!! Best conditions I've experienced in a contest in a long
time. No static crashes, not bad QSB....most of the signals were good. Even
only my measly 100W got 90% of the Qs on the first call....S&P makes for a
loooong weekend....but had fun. My best effort to date in this particular
contest.
Best of luck to all, thanks for the fun!
73! Steve WB4OMM
 
5P9X(OZ9GA)   SOAB LP   862,6042013-09-29 17:23:35
Tnx for all the Q's exelent contest with almost good condx.

See you in the comming JARTS

73 de 5P9X (OZ9GA) Torben
 
N8BJQ   SOAB HP   1,650,1922013-09-29 17:23:53
10M was a nice surprise. Used all the antennas I have and could have used more.
 
OK8DD   SOAB LP   515,7802013-09-29 17:24:37
TS-590
20,15,10: ECO Asay Tribander
80,40: Linear loaded vertical (PA3HBB idea http://www.qsl.net/pa3hbb/ll.htm)
Win-Test + DigiKeyer II

Many thanks for the QSOs

73, Romas - OK8DD
 
NK7U   M/M HP   6,692,9362013-09-29 17:27:04
Good weekend to be inside here in eastern Oregon, it rained the whole time which
also kept the local power line noise down. Bands were in great shape with 10M
runs both days into Europe as a highlight.

Fun was had by all including first time RTTY-er WJ9B who declares RTTY to be
"A Ball"

Longer story later.

Scott/K7ZO for the NK7U team.
 
KV4QS   SOAB LP   451,3262013-09-29 17:28:40
K3 / N1MM / Delta loop in palm trees
Band conditions were fantastic for the full 48hrs. I have to believe that many
records will be broken after this weekend.

Many thanks for all of the Qs and see you in the next one.
73
KV4QS
 
N3ME   SOAB LP   92,5542013-09-29 17:29:40
Difficult operation due to primary hand in a sling - N1MM sure eased the pain.

Thanks to all for contacts.
 
KØHB   SOAB HP   242,3502013-09-29 17:29:46
Hard weekend to keep my BIC.

Friday evening helped pull off a surprise 70th birthday dinner for a dear
friend.
Saturday morning went down to Pepin and got some walleyes.
Sunday afternoon watched the Vikings almost not win a football game in G-Land.

In between all that put about 10 hours in the chair. Missed some prime
openings I'm sure, but bands seemed OK. Nice to have a long JA run after the
football game to bulk up the log a little bit.

73, de Hans, K0HB
 
K5ZD   SOAB HP   2,376,1502013-09-29 17:30:26
Wow! That was fun!!

Conditions were excellent for the times that I was on. Happily surprised to
find 10m open both days with very deep openings. Best QSO on 10m was with
YB0MWM.

Activity and operating skills continue to improve. 10 years ago it took some
luck to get a 100+ hour on RTTY. Now it is the norm. Guys are much more
efficient in sending their info.

Best ever rate hour on RTTY mode. (SH5 says best 60 minutes had 178 QSOs) Had
most of an hour where I could run on both 10 and 15m at the same time. That is
a real challenge and exciting to manage everything when it happens. Need to
work on my macros.

Took Saturday afternoon off to visit the W1UE multi-two operation at K1LZ.
Operated there for 5 hours. Very well engineered station and very loud!

Very good opening to Japan on 15m around 22z on Sunday. Worked JH4UYB on 40, 20
and 15.

Worked a number of stations that told me they were QRP. I am happy for them,
but that is no reason to make getting their call sign even more difficult by
adding "/QRP"! :)

Lots of new calls that weren't in the super check partial. If you have any
doubt about the future of contesting, the amount of activity and new calls in
this contest offer lots of reason for optimism.

Will conditions repeat in 4 weeks for the CQ WW SSB Contest? Let's hope for
the best.

Randy, K5ZD


Station:
K3 + Alpha 76CA
FT1000D + AL-1200

80m 4 square
40m 40-2CD @ 110'
20m 5-ele/5-ele @ 100'/50'
15m 5-ele/5-ele @ 66'/33'
10m 6-ele/4-ele/4-ele @ 90'/60'/30'
South TH7DXX @ 40'

Software WriteLog 11.13J using standard Rittyrite for decoding

Continent breakdown

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

EU 50 149 304 482 249 1234 70.5
NA 61 123 48 71 24 327 18.7
AF 3 1 2 5 4 15 0.9
SA 2 5 14 11 12 44 2.5
OC 0 4 9 6 3 22 1.3
AS 0 2 26 78 2 108 6.2


QSO/Zn+Dx+St by hour and band

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

0600Z 31/33 53/43 1/2 - - 85/78 85/78
0700Z 9/4 54/23 8/12 - - 71/39 156/117
0800Z 1/1 10/5 --+-- --+-- --+-- 11/6 167/123 47
0900Z - - - - - 0/0 167/123 60
1000Z - - - - - 0/0 167/123 60
1100Z 2/0 29/16 22/22 30/26 - 83/64 250/187
1200Z - - 1/0 91/21 74/31 166/52 416/239
1300Z - - - 61/10 65/10 126/20 542/259
1400Z - - - 58/9 32/11 90/20 632/279 9
1500Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 632/279 60
1700Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
1800Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
1900Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
2000Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
2100Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
2200Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
2300Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 632/279 60
0100Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
0200Z - - - - - 0/0 632/279 60
0300Z 24/21 - 31/19 - - 55/40 687/319 3
0400Z 31/10 41/8 3/3 - - 75/21 762/340
0500Z 18/6 85/3 3/2 - - 106/11 868/351
0600Z - - - - - 0/0 868/351 60
0700Z - - - - - 0/0 868/351 60
0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 868/351 60
0900Z - - - - - 0/0 868/351 60
1000Z - 6/2 8/4 - - 14/6 882/357 50
1100Z - 6/2 73/20 67/7 - 146/29 1028/386
1200Z - - 37/8 84/3 10/6 131/17 1159/403
1300Z - - - 65/4 37/11 102/15 1261/418
1400Z - - - 49/7 57/4 106/11 1367/429
1500Z - - - 3/2 2/2 5/4 1372/433 56
1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1372/433 60
1700Z - - - - - 0/0 1372/433 60
1800Z - - - - - 0/0 1372/433 60
1900Z - - - 5/3 9/9 14/12 1386/445 51
2000Z - - 84/6 33/21 1/1 118/28 1504/473
2100Z - - 76/9 74/7 - 150/16 1654/489
2200Z - - 56/9 33/9 7/4 96/22 1750/511

Total: 116/75 284/102 403/116 653/129 294/89

Worked on 5 bands: HA30S HK1NA IQ9UI IZ6TSA KI1G W1UE P49X
 
KT8TD   SOAB LP   91,7282013-09-29 17:34:11
40M and 10M were exceptionally poor compared to last year, but 15M and 20M were
just OK. K3's exceptional receiver allowed me to hear many more people than I
could work. Look forward to next year.
 
VE3KI   SOAB HP   1,600,0152013-09-29 17:34:50
K3+KPA500, ZS6BKW antenna, N1MM Logger
 
AC2FA   SOAB LP   32,2502013-09-29 17:35:22
K2 at 70 watts. Great propagation and a lot of activity. Not much time in the
chair. Wires on 40 & 80, wires and beam for 20,15 & 10. Lots of fun.

73,
Bob - AC2FA
 
K2DSL   SOAB LP   847,0632013-09-29 17:35:49
Nice to be back on the air after Hurricane Sandy took out my antennas. I now
have a NA4RR hex beam (6m - 20m) and a G5RV for 40 & 80.

For me, 10m shut down about 1545z on Sunday so 15m was the most active band for
me across the contest. Logged some new DXCCs (Korea and Samoa) and I'm sure some
new ones on 10m too.

Great to work everyone again and HZ1PS sent personal messages for my 2 contacts
- thanks Peter!

100w on a Kenwood TS-2000
 
KH7M(@KH6ZM)   M/S HP   4,473,9302013-09-29 17:38:59
After more then 50 years got together with my "Elmer" and played
radio!
Aloha!
Max KH6ZM
 
W7WHY   SOAB(A) LP   42,5012013-09-29 17:39:18
Big windstorm here played havoc with the antennas. Had to fix 3 of them
Saturday.

Band conditions seemed really good with good over the pole signals Friday and
Saturday night. Even worked some Eu and Af on 10.

Thanks for the Q's and 73. Log is on LOTW. 73
Tom W7WHY

Radio 1 TS-450SAT
Radio 2 FT-840

80 meter dipole, 40 meter loop, 20 meter HB 2 el monobander, 10 meter 2 el HB
monobander, 40 meter loop on 15.

N1MM Logger
 
WA1FCN   SOAB LP   1,186,1302013-09-29 17:40:16
I got a real scare Sat. morning,
550 qso's into contest. The dreaded blue screen came
up and after reboot my mmty view would not respond to anything. One hour
latter problem fixed. I like rtty but no where near good old cw.
Antennas here TH5 @ 75 ft A4S @ 45 ft and various wires.
I keep saying I'm too old ( 65 )for this all night and day operating but
I'm still at it.
73 BoB WA1FCN
 
KU5B(@NX5M)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   347,4152013-09-29 17:42:13
Decided a week ago to do 10m because I knew the wx would be questionable and
there's less of a walk in the rain to un-hook the antennas. Turned out to be a
great choice.

Had to shut down three times on Saturday during prime EU and then again during
JA opening. Ended just 8,000 points short of the record because of this
off-time!

I love giving these 10m antennas a shakedown. Absolutely no noise coupled with
great antennas is always fun from here. Ran no more than 800w the whole contest
to keep the owner happy that I wouldn't blow anything up; which I didn't.

Thanks for the fun. Log will be on LoTW this week.

Colin KU5B
 
N6RO   SOAB(A) HP   2,234,4002013-09-29 17:42:54
All bands in good shape, lots of activity. Shared the station with K3EST; Bob
operated all day Saturday, I did Friday night and all day Sunday. Rates good
until football games came on TV! Nice to catch a couple dozen EU on 10m, 2 AF
on 80m. Special thanks to the 382 JAs in the log.
 
LN5O(LA6FJA)   SOAB(A) HP   3,893,1202013-09-29 17:45:52
hmm Murphy weekend!
Started up to find out 10m antenna broken, + something wrong with one 15m yagi,
80m antenna SWR down in CW/RTTY segment.. so was about to give up!

So had to use saturday to fix antennes for a while!

so with a single delta loop for 10m and such many QSO DX/Zone/states was just a
LUCK :) I heard and saw other worked a bunch on the cluster!

Lets prepare for WPX RTTY :) RTTY is our favourite mode

this was a great one, new stuff was 4O3A Serie S bandpass filter which made no
problem in SO2R operation :)

FT920/FT2000 with Writelog & MMTTY/2Tone decoder.
5 el 20
2 el 40 + 4 square
6 el 15m + KLM KT34XA
10m Loop
80m Array to West
KW PA + Acom1000
 
K5ND   SOSB/15 LP   171,1092013-09-29 17:46:27
Great fun on 15 meters. Set up my temporary 15 meter two-element Moxon beam on a
push-up mast at 30 feet, with armstrong rotator. Worked a couple of all time new
countries and added 15 to the RTTY list.

Using Elecraft K3 on FSK with homemade serial adapter with N1MM, MMTTY, and 2
Tone. You can see my blog post at http://www.k5nd.net

Thanks everyone for the QSO's and great time.

73, Jim, K5ND
 
K7VIT   SOAB(A) LP   244,6842013-09-29 17:46:45
The solar flux wasn't anything to write home about, but I must say these were
the best band conditions I've see in a test for sometime. Hope this continues!
73, Jerry
 
KX7L   SOAB LP   217,0352013-09-29 17:47:11
Great conditions, especially to Europe. Nice having 10 open as well. I did even
better than last year, which also enjoyed great propagation. One highlight was
working my first zone 2 QSO (after 29 years and 32,000 qso's with this call!)
Thanks for all the Q's!
 
WR9D(KB9UWU)   SOSB/15 HP   273,6532013-09-29 17:50:23
dx/states not separated

Planned an AB effort with almost double the time but just couldn't make it
happen.

K3, 800w, hexbeam at 15m.
 
K6XT   SOAB HP   1,631,4722013-09-29 17:52:08
Fabulous conditions, thank you Sun!
 
K4GMH   SOAB(A) HP   1,971,7232013-09-29 17:53:18
Thanks for all the QSOs. All are appreciated.
Nice to have 10 m open although didn't get to take full advantage of it due to
a family commitment.
 
W4GV   SOAB HP   396,3782013-09-29 17:57:02
First, tnx for the q's. Rotor stopped tuning last weekend so I was stuck w/ a
yagi pointed North. Sorry the sig was so weak in some locations. I was even
considering LP on this one but w/ no rotating beam decided I needed the dB.
First ever entry in this contest. It was a blast and band condx were much
better than recent contests. It is becoming apparent that I need to improve my
80 meter antenna situation.
Station - FTDX-9000DX, Acom 1500, Mosley Pro67B, Aerton ATR-15, 80 meter
dipole, microHam DigiKeyer II, Writelog Vr 11.13J.
I bought the Acom amp abt 6 weeks ago as a 6 meter amp and backup HF. Sent the
Alpha off for service so this contest gave me a chance to get familiar with it.
It's not an Alpha but it is nice!
 
WØPV   SOAB LP   251,7402013-09-29 17:58:24
Many thanks to all whole pulled out of the noise my wimpy no tower no beams low
wire dipole and vertical antennas low power signal for a QSO!
 
W2FU   M/S HP   8,035,2002013-09-29 18:00:55
Fewer ops than we anticipated for this one, and a couple part timers too....we
decided to go with M/S this time. Glad we did, it was lots of fun and we did
better than we had set for a goal. Great job by the team!

Jeff - W2FU
 
N6AR   SOAB HP   1,692,8052013-09-29 18:03:06
Where were the Africans! Terrible line noise on 15 and 10 made it a drudgery.
But it was fun.
 
AE1P   SOAB LP   53,1362013-09-29 18:03:44
Didn't play much, with son home from college for the weekend,
but had fun,and nice to see 15m and 10m open
73,
Neil,
AE1P
 
AL9A   SOAB HP   1,198,5842013-09-29 18:04:58
The only thing missing was 10M! Great to finally have both 15M and 20M open all
day long and most of the evening to EU. Did pretty well on 40M too. The big
difference - A index = 2 for most of the contest. Way more fun when we can get
the Aurora to sit on the sidelines for a contest weekend for once!
 
KC4HW   SOAB LP   465,7662013-09-29 18:06:25
Thanks to all for the contacts.

This was never going to be nothing but a part time effort.

Was trying out a new logger and configuration. Quite honestly it was the first
time that I used it on RTTY but had previously used it on Ph/CW. It was
challenging at times, but as the contest wore on it became easier. I would not
say that I have it, but have scratched the surface with this package.

I was busy chasing the callsigns up the display window. I wonder if all those
linefeeds are really necessary. I deleted all linefeed in my messages before
the contest and never missed them.

The setup was somewhat challenging, I really wanted to try SO2R but could not
get the setup to function properly. So still have some work to do here. I
want to thanks my buddy Rick for helping me with the setup and such.

Station:
FT2000 or FTdx5000 (no SO2R just alternating--mostly the FT2000)
10m: 4/4 at 78' and 39'
15m: 155CA at 72'
20m: 204BA at 108'
40m: 40-2CD at 118'
80m: Inverted Vee at 105'
microKeyer (FT2000)
microKeyer II (FTdx5000)

OK, guess this is it. Thanks again for the fun!

Jim/KC4HW
 
KR4F   SOAB(A) HP   650,1302013-09-29 18:06:39
Part Time S&P Only. Vy bad line noise.

73
Johnny, KR4F
 
WW1MM(N1EN)   SOSB/80 LP   12,2222013-09-29 18:11:30
Other obligations severely limited operating time. I noticed prior to the
contest that nothing was shown in the records for an 80m LP entry from 1-land,
so I thought I'd give that a shot.

Q's on other bands worked during coffee breaks, with an eye towards working on
awards for this call, are listed above, but not included in the score.

Wish the leaves would come down, so I could start the fall antenna work.
Hopefully I can get a beam up before the 4th weekend of November.
 
WX4G   SOAB HP   1,507,4332013-09-29 18:13:55
Great contest...but not a good weekend for stomach flu..missed the best qso
hours...but enjoyed what I operated. The 2 1/4 inch Heliax I put in from the
house to the antenna's, a 350 foot distance, seemed to help. Added 1-2 db on
10 & 15!! Cannot complain though...conditions were really great and lots of
activity...just wish I had felt better.

Thanks to all who contacted me...many on all 5 bands!!!
 
K7RF   SOAB(A) HP   355,3252013-09-29 18:14:28
Off and on operating schedule although that was generally the plan. Nice to
hear so many good signals on 10M and have that band produce some contact pts
and mults.

Thanks for the Q's and a pleasant operating outing.

Jon k7rf

Elecraft K3
TenTec Titan (generally about 600w)
3 el SteppIR @ 50'
40M dipole @ 58'
 
CX2DK   SOSB/10 LP   377,6512013-09-29 18:16:33
My first RTTY contest!

Funny, enjoyable!
73

Marcelo CX2DK
 
W5EW   SOAB LP   332,2122013-09-29 18:17:45
Thanks for the contacts.
73,
Ray W5EW
 
K9MMS   SOAB(A) HP   174,1352013-09-29 18:18:02
K3 and LPA-500 ; Win-Test + MMTY

Just a very part-time effort -- about 4 hours Saturday night and 4 hours Sunday
afternoon. Not much time available for radio contesting this weekend.

This was my first time ever in this contest. I earned my first radio license
in May 1958, but my first time ever on RTTY was in March of 2013, so I am still
learning RTTY procedures, etc. I am enjoying chasing DX on a new mode.

Thanks for the Qs and Ms.
73,
Gary
 
NW7D   SOAB(A) LP   626,7802013-09-29 18:31:10
Good conditions and particpation
 
VE3NE   SOAB HP   369,8522013-09-29 18:35:17
Nice to work JA on 10m again.
See you next time.

73

Lali, VE3NE
 
AD1C   SOAB(A) LP   374,2862013-09-29 18:40:41
Radio: ICOM IC-7700, 100W
Antennas: HyGain AV-640 vertical, 1/2 G5RV in attic
Software: WriteLog

Not my best effort....

A single-band 15 would have done really well this weekend. 10m opened to
Europe both mornings, but nothing like last year. Most of the stations I
worked on all four bands were in Europe, which is unusual for me. I missed
easy mults like KH6 on 40, and thanks to JH4UYB for moving to 20 late in the
contest for my only JA QSO on that band.
 
K8KI   SOAB HP   756,3712013-09-29 18:40:49
Used a real antenna this time. It helped. First contest on the new quad.
With the now-nice SWR, the amp didn't mind staying above 1000. Toasty shack.
N1MM has some small bugs, but with the MTTY window it sure was cool!
The PowerSDR window made S&P very quick.
Wish I could have spent more time; family and age sure slows me down.
Found that simultaneously running and paying close attention to a ball game is
harder than SO2R.
Bob, k8ki
 
KE8M   SOAB HP   1,072,7102013-09-29 18:44:34
CQWWRTTY Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2013-09-28

CallSign Used : KE8M
Operator(s) : KE8M

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP UNASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : RTTY
Default Exchange : 04 OH
Gridsquare : EN81RG

Country : USA

ARRL Section : OH
Club/Team : None
Software : N1MM Logger V13.7.4

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
3.5 72 107 10 15 32
7 111 264 15 38 25
14 270 762 22 65 17
21 312 913 25 62 6
28 202 564 18 53 8
Total 967 2610 90 233 88


Score : 1,072,710

Rig : KENWOOD TS 2000 AMERITRON ALS 600 @ 300W RTTY

Antennas : 10M HY GAIN 105CA @ 45 FT
15M HY GAIN 155CA @ 42 FT
20M HY GAIN 204BA @ 50 FT
40M 2 EL QUAD @ 10FT NE EU
GROUND PLANE @ 25 FT
80M FULL SIZE GROUND PLANE 120 RADIALS
Soapbox : 3 NEW ANTENNAS LOW SUNSPOTS 10M OPENINGS
BUT COULDN'T OUTDO LAST YEARS EFFORT
 
W3LL   SOAB HP   2,622,7142013-09-29 18:46:35
Another great RTTY contest.

Missed the Sunday morning 10M opening.
Only issue was a balky computer.

N1MM, MTTY, 2-Tone, K3, Alpha 9500, MonstIR and 80M 4-SQuare did all the work.

Bud W3LL
 
W7ZR   SOSB/10 HP   67,3622013-09-29 18:46:45
Every intention of doing a full 10M effort but Murphy visited before the first
24 hours were over. Amp went down and spent the next day working a few LP and
working on the amp.
 
AA5VU   SOAB HP   98,1962013-09-29 18:47:20
Worked 250 Q's with one bad call (VP0I) for 249 QSO's for 501 QSO Points x
(77+75+44)= 98,196 Total Score.
 
AA4GA   SOAB QRP   7292013-09-29 18:51:38
I don't think I've ever operated an RTTY contest before...certainly not QRP.
Admittedly, I didn't put much effort into this, but this is even more boring
than operating phone...if you like it, that's FB, but it doesn't do much for
me...
 
ACØC   SOAB HP   3,246,9942013-09-29 18:56:39
Thanks to everyone for the QSO. Bands were packed and in good shape.

This is the first real workout since moving to this QTH last year. Fortunately
the shack was without trouble this time - no amp breakdowns and fortunately the
storm brought no lightning surprises (beyond one short power outage); a real
improvement from the RU and WPX earlier in the year! Antenna work finished a
few hours before the contest start - a personal first.

Had some weather here on Friday night/Saturday AM which made 80/40 a tough run
the first night. Saturday the storm came through at sunrise giving pause to
operation in addition to tons of QRN. Saturday was quieter but the prop was
not as good. Sunday the storms were gone making it a very fine day for
contesting.

SH5 is indicating 98 countries; just two short of "DXCC in one
weekend." I will have to improve the chair-time vs. bed-time balance in
the future.

73/jeff/ac0c

Rigs: Yaesu FT-5000 + FT-2000 in So2R
Amps: SB-200 with Gi7b + Alpha 76pa
Antennas:
80m vertical
40m 4-SQ
20m, 15m and 20m - 4-element OWA monoband stack @ 70'
RX only: Hi-Z 8-circle + beverage
 
WB6JJJ   SOAB HP   213,4082013-09-29 18:57:26
Wow, ten meters was open... And there were stations to grab.
This was a Saturday and Sunday afternoon/evening fun fest for me.
Europe seemed to be extra strong on both days - nice.
Thanks for all of the QSOs.
Bill, WB6JJJ
 
AE7DW   SOAB LP   95,0002013-09-29 18:59:29
FT897 at 100 watts into a Jetstream vertical mounted on a rooftop.
 
AA8R   SOSB/40 LP   133,9982013-09-29 19:06:56
Lost my new K3 to a purge surge last week. Had to use my ICOM 7000. Sure hope
I get the K3 back real soon. Thanks for the Q's.

Equip: ICOM 7000, MKII, Mosley PRO67B and N1MM.

Randy, AA8R
 
DQ4W   M/2 HP   7,013,4482013-09-29 19:12:01
Great activity and good propagation conditions made this an enjoyable weekend
for the whole team. Indian summer allowed opening the DQ4W beer garden on both
days.

Final score improved by 500k against 2012 score.
 
K7WP   SOAB HP   1,124,7762013-09-29 19:17:46
That was a lot of fun, for sure. Wow, have not heard condx like that in a long,
long time.

Murphy showed up...amp gone after 10 hrs...then appreciation set in for the
gutsy QRP and low power gang, as I finished the contest with 50-60 watts. The
'ole FT1000MP just kept chugging away...

Thanks for all the Q's, and patience for my macro goofs.

CU all for the fall Contesting Season!

John K7WP ..
Go AZ Outlaws...!
 
KV1J   SOAB(A) HP   493,1222013-09-29 19:21:24
73, Eric KV1J
 
N4KH   SOAB(A) LP   171,1002013-09-29 19:26:09
This was a very casual effort here to work some new RTTY countries and virtually
all S&P. Not my favorite mode, but had lots of fun nonetheless. Great to
hear so many signals on 15 and 10 meters. Thanks for all the QSO's. Station:
Elecraft K3, N1MM, tri-bander at 40ft and OCF dipole.
 
KT5MR   SOAB(A) LP   80,1642013-09-29 19:37:45
My first RTTY contest and I had a blast. I originally started operating just to
search for DX, but I got sucked into the contest. I also made more contacts on
10 meters than I have all of last year! Fun stuff.

--Michael, KT5MR
 
KD9MS   SOAB LP   85,5752013-09-29 19:44:47
The contest started off well I suppose, I was at work. BOTH Friday AND Saturday
night. Being a mobile DJ you gotta work when there is work to be done. That
falls on the weekend! I sure wanted to do more than 6.5 hours in this one.
After last year this was a disappointment (724K!), that was a memory I will
never forget!

Bands were surprising! 10 was good for the time I got to spend on it, about
what you would expect, but there was some EU on there I got an LZ, OH, SM, and
SP on 10m which was awesome! Too bad its hard to work the USA on 10 from the
USA!

15m was a good band for me with limited time and a large supply of stations, I
barely got to work a third of what was there. But both radios and all the
antennas work well on 15 so I played there for a bit. Hard to find a spot as
the stations were wall to wall up to about 21.150

20m was noisy and full but I found an empty spot and sat there calling CQ for a
while. Had like 2 replies so I left.

40m was good, just not much DX on there when I was able to work it. Everybody
was gone after I got home from my DJ party, still I worked 6 zones, 18
countries and 12 states.

I am pleased with my score for what it is worth. I hope everybody else had fun
too! Thanks to all for the contacts and I hope to see everyone in the WPX RTTY
where I hope not to have to go to work! ...maybe I'll get snowed in!



73, Craig KD9MS
 
N1QD(@K1KP)   SOAB(A) HP   3,542,4542013-09-29 19:44:57
That was a blast! The 10 meter openings were a pleasant surprise, and it seemed
like the callers were endless on 20 and 15.

Many thanks to K1KP for the use of his fine station!
 
W9PA/4   SOAB LP   207,8282013-09-29 19:59:01
K3 (D-FSK), P3, 90-Ft Doublet, New DXLog Logging Software (www.dxlog.net)
w/MMTTY. On vacation in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina 500-ft
from the top and on the west facing side of a 5r000-ft mountain. The valve on
my pneumatic line launcher valve turned out to have a leak so the antenna had
to be shortened and the location of the ends improvised to avoid the Mountain
Laurel thickets.
 
K1IMI(N4CW)   SOAB LP   907,8722013-09-29 20:04:58
TS-480SAT with SignaLink USB
Acom 1000 (running 100W with 5 to 7 Watts drive from the 480)
Acom 8-element Log Periodic up 60 feet, 40M ground mounted vertical w/9
radials,
80M OCF antenna
I didn't have the stamina for longer operating, what with usual family
responsibilites. But when I operated, I had a lot of fun and some great
surprises.
100 Watts can do amazing things, but you have to surrender to "the higher
powers"!
Used the "club call" K1IMI as I do with all my ham radio activities
from my Maine QTH.
Thanks for the Q's -- Bert, N4CW (K1IMI)
 
KG9Z   SOSB(A)/20 HP   10,0802013-09-29 20:05:56
Was sending wrong Zone. So quit. Then CQ wouldn't accept my log anyways. No
matter. Picked up a couple new countries on RTTY.
 
VE4EAR   SOAB(A) HP   635,4602013-09-29 20:09:27
This contest almost made me cry. Conditions seemed so good whenever I was on but
I just couldn't stay in the chair. My XYL's birthday meant a lot of preparation
during the day on Saturday and most of Sunday. I did manage to steal away a few
moments here and there to enjoy hearing Europe on 10m! First time in quite a
while.

Even 40m in the evenings was great into zones 14/15/16 and 20. A highlight was
being called by A65BP on 40m. Another treat was working Japan for the first
time on 80m rtty. Anybody that knows my 80m noise level and the limited antenna
space would appreciate that achievement. And to boot it was perfect print both
ways first time.

This sounded like it would have been amazing to put a full effort into this
one. Maybe next year (sigh)

Ed
VE4EAR
 
W6SX   SOAB HP   695,7422013-09-29 20:12:46
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes, MMTTY, 2Tone, N1MM.
 
K7EG   SOAB(A) HP   217,7442013-09-29 20:12:48
Only able to operate Fri PM and Sat. QRT all day Sunday as a result of a family
get together. Band conditions were terrific all the way up through 10M. 15M
was the money maker for me. Great fun.
 
WU6W   SOAB HP   46,3392013-09-29 20:19:33
Part Time effort - Getting ready for another surgery so BIC time was not
comfortable. Was another fun RTTY contest !
 
K6LL   SOAB(A) HP   2,973,8102013-09-29 20:21:45
It was fun! Comments later, in several forums:K3, N1MM, Arizona Outlaws, RCK
Skimmer, 2tone.

Thanks for all the QSO's. There many call signs new to RTTY, and Conditions
were great!

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, Arizona









.
 
VA2UP   SOAB(A) HP   5,876,8752013-09-29 20:23:13
I had said last year that I would do WW in HP this year and try to play with the
big boys. Had a bad cold all week and this cut down on energy and stamina for
the op. Would have liked to stay up and put in the extra hours but the body
said no way! Bands were in good shape but from here we missed the good 10M
conditions we had last year (I had 500 Qs more on 10 last year and in LP). The
band was open but sporadically. Couldn't get a solid run going. Then, the
smoking habit (yeah yeah I know...) makes me loose my running freq every time I
go for a smoke outside ha ha! I'll have to do something about that. So all
considered I feel ok for a first time enter in HP. We'll be better prepared for
next year and try again.
Great contest and crowded bands, wow, who would have thought I'd have to spin
all the way up to 21.165 to find a spot to start a run!
Thanks for the fun and everything else.
73, Fabi va2up
 
KD7MSC   SOAB HP   484,9002013-09-29 20:23:21
Limited time from my small station. Had a great time, conditions where good and
the station played well.
73, Sean
 
NØKK   SOAB HP   156,0162013-09-29 20:24:20
150 watts
 
KT4Q   M/S HP   217,0742013-09-29 20:25:16
Operated very casual and between weekend chores. Elmered new ham to operate
contest.
Rig: Yaesu FT-1000MP MV
Amp: Ameritron AL-572 (900w)
Ant: Cushcraft X7 @ 65ft, Carolina Windom Beam (40m/80M)@ 35ft.
S/W: WriteLog 10.90B
CPU: Antec- Win XP Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
 
K2YG   SOAB QRP   621,6242013-09-29 20:26:40
Elecraft K2 @ 5 watts, N1MM, Tribander and dipole
 
8P2K(8P6SH)   SOSB/10 LP   157,0402013-09-29 20:42:28
First contest of the season with great propagation on 10m. I could not put in a
full-time effort as I was juggling many chores and other things around the
house. Lots of somewhat unseasonal rain prevented the antenna work which was
supposed to occur before this contest. That lack of work left me with a single
3-element LFA2 for 10m and that's what I used with 50w from the FT950.

Everything worked well and it was great to log QSO's with many old friends.
Some of the newer contesters have to keep track of their "NET" and
"AFC" controls. I had this one hilarious moment with one station who
was so far off my calling frequency I figured he was calling CQ. As he would
probably QRM me with my peanut whistle, I moved a few Hz up. And I couldn't
figure why he kept following me. Eventually I sent him a report after tuning
him in using the RIT and only then realised that he was actually calling me and
re-tuning me as I moved. He got into the log but it would have been easier if he
was transmitting on his receive frequency.

It was great to hear signals wall-to-wall as high as 28140 on Saturday. It was
also interesting how well 50w can play on 10m. The only stations I
"heard" and couldn't work were too close to me - I actually heard the
stations they were working but J6, PJ2, KP4 seemed to be just within my skip
even though late in the contest I did work FG.

Overall had fun and look forward to seeing you next time.

73,

Dean - 8P6SH/8P2K
 
K7FLI   SOSB(A)/80 LP   352013-09-29 20:57:24
Before you laugh me off, allow me to explain....I'm not a low band specialist. I
have antennas that allow me to operate down to 160 (and I have WAS on 80 and a
handful of 160 Qs to prove it), though not well. Doing a single band 80m
effort served 2 purposes: first, it allows me to focus on technique and study
propagation on a single band without having the crutch of band changes to
salvage things; and due to my schedule over the weekend, 80m matched my
availability.

What I learned was that my antennas hear pretty well (I heard all corners of NA
and as far East as CR3A), but don't talk well, with all my Qs being west coast.
If I decide to pursue more low band work, I know now what adjustments I need to
make.

In any event, another fun time!
 
N6XI   SOAB HP   6,2482013-09-29 21:06:21
Multiplier counts are as reported by Writelog. The numbers don't make sense to
me. I don't understand how it works and this is too small an effort to be worth
checking.
 
KT4TX   SOAB LP   183,0602013-09-29 21:07:50
Part time effort. Hoping to add to the ACG total this year. Been two years since
I operated in a WPX RTTY 15mtr SOSB HP effort. Had to retrain myself as the
weekend rolled along. Glad to see the high bands stable for a change. Did a lot
of checking out the antenna system for the other two up and coming CQ WW events.
At times I was tempted to put an amplifier in Op Position #2 as the LP
classification was brutal on 40 and 80 mtrs from here in NA(North AL).

See all in SSB weekend in late Oct. 73 Tim, KT4TX " Roll Tide "
 
N6ML(@K6LRG)   SOAB(A) HP   380,3732013-09-29 21:15:05
K3, KPA500 (500W), 103BA, EF415, 204BA, 40-2CD, Inv-L

Part-time, looking for DX (mostly clicking on spots).

Not sure if my tolerance level is dropping, but it seemed that the behaviour in
the mult pileups was an order of magnitude worse this time. It seems that
everyone has figured out that the last one to stop transmitting generally gets
the QSO, so everyone sends their call 6, 8, 10 times... and then keeps calling
while there's a QSO in progress. Everyone loses track sometimes, but it seemed
blatant in many cases - maybe trying to tail-end before the QSO was even
completed. Even some of the usual winners where doing it (I'll refrain from
naming them). Also, too many of the DX stations weren't sending the callsign
after the report as well as before, which is really helpful in these big pileup
situations.

Also seemed that 90+% of the spots were off-frequency. This is not new, but
also seems worse than before. It got to the point where I was surprised if I
clicked on a spot and the station was actually there!

OK, enough complaining...

Condx seemed decent, especially on 15m. Nice to be able to work a few EU (and
middle-east) on 10m, but was rather spotty. Never heard zones 37 or 39, and
missed zone 22 (heard VU2NKS but too weak for a QSO) - all others covered on at
least one band.
 
WL7BDO   SOAB LP   268,8842013-09-29 21:34:53
That was a fun 27 hours of operating time. First time operating this contest.
Wow guess this is going to go on the must do list for the future. Conditions
open on every band. Nice to see all the changes to the station are working.
Carl
 
WQ6X   M/S LP   106,8172013-09-29 21:57:30
This is another last minute portable setup from the N6GEO QTH. Both N6GEO &
WQ6X had other commitments this weekend impacting the number of operator hours,
altho combined we managed about 24 hours of total OP time.

We did a final test-drive to a TH3-jr Yagi that we will use during CQP 2013.
For RTTY transmission we used a FLEX-1500 radio into an ALS-500m amplifier
yielding us 70 - 100 watts output (depending on the band).

This weekend was one of BLUE Screens when running the PowerSDR software and the
smoking-out of the bandswitch on the MFJ tuner when I attempted to tune up on
160 meters.

While the low solar flux SUCKED, we were pleased to encounter openings to
Europe on BOTH 15 & 10 meters. At this location the two story house
largely blocks our access to Asia and Oceania, so not surprising is that we
worked no VK's or ZL's and less than a handful of JA's - I guess Asians don't
do RTTY.

While we wished we could do more this year we were both appreciative of the OP
time we did get. Look for us a Multi-2 next year.
 
K6LRN   SOAB HP   750,6402013-09-29 22:04:57
Thanks to all for the Qs, especially W/K stations running Eu that allowed us to
sneak a Q for a state. As it was, less than half of the states were worked.
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   1,848,6752013-09-29 22:09:12
* FT-2000, FT-920, N1MM Logger + MMTTY
* 3-ele SteppIR at 47'
* 20-10 trapped vertical dipole (2nd radio)
* 40M SteppIR dipole at 27' / 2-el 40M quad at 2'
* 80M 3-ele triangular array (6 directions)
* Beverage 270' aimed due east
* No spotting network

Um, I guess for starters, I should note that 10M was wide open to Europe on
Sunday. A shame more stations didn't point to the West Coast, as the signals
from Europe were huge -- but only 10 from Zone 14 and 12 from Zone 15 were
heard. Other than that, 10M was sketchy most of the weekend, and nothing at all
like it was last year.

For the 2nd radio on the high bands I used the driven element of the old Mosley
Classic 33 as a vertical dipole (hanging from an elm tree branch). It sucks.
With only 100W it felt like nobody could hear me on any of the three bands, but
a few did and this poor second fiddle added about 60 Qs I wouldn't have had
otherwise.

Lowlight: The USB cables I use for CAT seized up about a dozen times during the
contest, locking up N1MM in mid-QSO (curiously, always when trying to send
confirmation TU at the end). Had to wait as long as 2 minutes for the problem
to end, so my apologies to those I didn't respond to at end of a QSO. Still not
sure what the problem was. At first I thought it might be related to using 2Tone
as second RX windows, but the most likely culprit is RF on the cables, as the
seizing never happened when making Qs on the second radio (100w).

Lowlight: 80M -- wanted to really try out the new 80M array, but the band was
quite punky and no real DX worked. Not much activity there, either.

Highlights: 40M to Europe on Friday night (not as good Saturday night). And
long runs of JA stations (88 on 15M), and strong openings to EU on 15M and 20M
(300 and 200 respectively).

Before the contest, I studied VA7KO's very impressive HP score from last year.
He made 481 Qs on 10M last year -- I knew the bands wouldn't be as strong as
they were in 2012, but I still set my sights on 1,600 QSOs and 1.95M for a HP
score (that's what Koji had last time). Fell just short of both goals with
1,558 Qs and 1.85M points, but still tripled my 2012 low-power score and
surprised myself with good totals despite 10M not really being in the mix.

Thanks for the contacts. See you in one month for the SSB leg -- not my fave,
but still looking forward to it.

-- Bud VA7ST

QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec Score
2012 1558 3925 185 85 201 1,848,675 35.0 hrs HP
2012 777 1759 119 67 168 622,686 21.5 hrs
2011 619 1345 110 67 171 468,060 18.0 hrs
2010 799 1846 128 63 155 638,716 29.0 hrs
2009 703 1643 107 55 126 473,184 26.5 hrs
2008 784 1750 111 55 135 526,750 29.0 hrs HP
2007 599 1295 74 46 119 309,505 23.0 hrs HP


Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
3.5 82 160 7 7 33
7 240 540 17 44 43
14 521 1323 26 59 48
21 605 1643 21 64 38
28 110 259 14 27 23
Total 1558 3925 85 201 185


Score : 1,848,675
 
K9OM   SOAB HP   2,413,6702013-09-29 22:25:42
A really fun contest with good band conditions. My main amp died 5 minutes
before the contest started, so had to wing it at half-power with my backup amp.
 
WO7R   SOAB HP   353,2972013-09-29 22:53:38
Unbelievable conditions last 1/2 hour on 10 m!
 
KE7AUB   SOAB LP   197,6122013-09-29 23:07:00
15M was a big surprise! If I hear DX on the entire 15M at 7:30 am my time with
my alleged 57 foot random wire antenna in the attic of the QTH and the DX hears
me with 100W back, 15M is rocking big time regardless of the SFI. I guess the
Sun forgot to tell 15M this, since 15M acted like the SFI was much higher. 40M
was an ever bigger surprise for me since I worked a bunch of DX in to Europe
with a lousy 100 watts and 57 feet of 12 gauge copper wire. 10M was a surprise
too, but at least in my case, the Sun did tell 10M that the SFI was low. But I
had some EU DX on 10M which in my case from the Pacific Northwest is no small
feat.

My overall score from last year's event was down by 17K points. But on the
bright side 15M activity was up nearly 50 pct, and 40M was up 50 pct. Best 40M
effort in to Europe for me - heard a lot of EU DX and worked a lot of it!

10M was down for me from last year, by 70 pct. - tried to run but no luck this
year. Had more luck on 40M when running this year, if one can call my short
runs a run. My overall Q count was down by 28 with one less hour of operating
this year. Had a real tough time working in to Russia and South East Asia - I
heard them, but they sure did not hear me. Very strange. No VK's this year
either and no Africa. But then I had the most QSO's with zone 20 ever.
Weird.....

Thanks to all who heard my signals and many thanks for the points and eventual
QSL's - especially for all that new 40M EU DX I worked. :)
 
WS7L   SOAB(A) HP   117,5522013-09-29 23:22:07
Just dabbling this time, couldn't carve out a whole weekend. Phenomenal band
condx compared to recent times. Didn't manage any EU on 10 meters but some of
my neighbors with better antennas did. Kept my Field Day Beam lowered because
of weather so verticals only this time.

73 and thanks for the Q's
Carl WS7L
K-Line, R-6000, HF-2V
 
S56A   SOSB(A)/40 LP   91,2002013-09-30 00:09:39
Late start on Sunday afternoon after accepting "Golden Index" for the
begining of BSc EE studies 50 years ago in Belgrade. Not much early afternoon
activity as higher bands were nicely opened. My new Moxon works great and FT1K
was heard by every station called. VK and ZL in the log, many JA worked but not
enough W/VE mults. It was fun anyway.

UE DE MARIO, S56A
 
VA7KO   SOAB HP   2,179,2022013-09-30 00:30:52
I get the feeling that the number of RTTY contesters has been expanding in last
couple of years. I'm happy to get more QSO points, but at the same time, it's
really hard to find a spot to run. Because of so many OPs on the bands, I got
tired trying to find the rare calls and probably I missed some key DX entities
and zones this time.

Thanks for all the Qs and as always I appreciated everyone in the log.

Hope to see you guys in the next one.

TU 73,
Koji VA7KO
 
NI7R   SOAB HP   229,5362013-09-30 00:35:21
Almost all S&P. With RTTY, S&P means SLOW and Pounce. I tried CQing, but
no callers. Conditions to Europe were great, especially on 15 meters. 10 meters
had a nice opening to JA land in the last hour of the contest.


K3, AL-811H, temporary portable verticals
 
DJ1OJ   SOAB LP   225,7502013-09-30 00:51:39
FT-1000MP 100 W
ANT: GAP-Titan (8bands vert)
 
VA3DX   SOAB(A) HP   668,7982013-09-30 01:29:36
A beautiful weekend , warm and sunny.
Lots of hockey, football and baseball to catch up on.

Decided to operate the contest , when I felt like it.
Got my sleep and enjoyed the sunshine during the day.
Fairly soon the lawn chair will have a foot of snow on it.
 
DL4LAM   SOAB(A) HP   615,0302013-09-30 01:31:59
nice propagation, especially on 10 mtrs on Saturday - open to NA -

hope CQWW SSB and CW has similar propagation

thanks to Steve, DL6LSM, for offering his station

73 de Peter
 
ON6NL   SOAB(A) HP   1,639,2862013-09-30 01:58:54
Participated in the grandaddy class: shopping with grandma and Sunday visit
of the grandchildren mandatory! Made my set goal of 1k QSO and 1M points
easily.
Not much of the solar max propagation, only that 80 was very poor.
Played with 2Tone as second decoder. Really a great helper!
Rig: IC756Pro2, ACOM1000
Ant: KT34A, Loop on 40 which started arcing Sunday night, 1/4 wl slooper on 80.


There is contesting and there is CQWW-contesting; what a participation again!
 
N2WK   SOSB(A)/10 HP   276,6602013-09-30 03:20:35
Family obligations were my top priority this year. Did have a 1 hour run of 108
on Saturday. Ten meters was hot Saturday morning.
 
NØHJZ   SOAB LP   495,6532013-09-30 03:59:40
15 & 20 meters were sure fun. I couldn't get much going on 10 meters.
Thanks to everyone that got on. I worked a few new ones!
 
EF8U(@EA8URL)   M/S HP   8,083,1402013-09-30 04:04:28
What a nice weekend at the club, we don't remember a contest-weekend like this.
A lot of friend in the club.

Many thanks to everyone for the QSOs.
 
VY2SS   SOAB HP   2,642,4002013-09-30 04:07:08
K-Line 500W

Nice to meet several old friends on the weekend. Conditions were quite good. I
hope this is an indicator for the rest of the fall season.

Thanks to all who called me.

73,

-Robby VY2SS
 
GMØFGI   SOAB(A) HP   1,308,8352013-09-30 04:07:18
Great weekend!. 15m was fabulous here, only downside was 10m which for a change
was open but very few of spots heard here!.

Thanks for all the contacts and to the organisers.

Equipment: ICOM 7600, ACOM 1010 300watts
Antennas: 10/15/20m VK2ABQ at 25ft; 40m quarter wave wire vertical; 80m full
wave loop
Software: N1MM
 
DF1LX   SOAB(A) LP   621,9522013-09-30 04:11:46
Great contest - but QRQ RTTY is very bad as a lot are very short in CQ or ...
Missed Japan on 20 and 15 - wow or?
But my favorite band was 40m - the vertical delta loop runs like a gun - ZL,
VK, ... with 100 Watt no problem - Great opening to Europe on Sonday evening
(backscatter) was a great addon for new EU mults.
Improvements: Yes a lot - I did not call CQ enough - but as LP it is hard to
survive.

Wait for CW - with some more antennas - hope, condx on 10-15 will be as last
weekend or better.
 
DF9ZP   SOSB(A)/15 HP   782,6102013-09-30 04:20:47
Great contest,
RTTY is great fun and not so fast, hi...
Thanks for the calls,

vy 73 Jo DF9ZP
 
VE3HG   SOAB(A) QRP   85,1202013-09-30 04:44:17
Fabulous conditions for QRP. Low noise and tons of stations. Then weirdness
happened! Wireless keyboard function keys stopped working. Plugged in new
keyboard. Then rotor stops while pointing due east. Sunday morning port
conflicts take SDR out. Do a few foolish things such as vapourized all ports to
no success. Then get smart and restore computer to a previous restore point and
I'm back on the air. Thanks to all CCI members for suggestions on rotor
repairs. Checking voltages first, wiring second and maybe take down the rotor
if all else fails. BTW ran assisted and never used the band map. Won't do that
again. In a weak moment considered buying a 100-watt rig but really virtually
no repeats during contest and worked VU on Thursday and printed YB for hours on
15 but couldn't work him. Did get a ?? a couple of times.
 
N1MGO   SOAB(A) HP   39,3362013-09-30 05:15:21
Great fun as usual. I only had a few hours here and there to do radio this
weekend. Hope to see all the calls in the next contest.
Thanks!!

Gordon - N1MGO
 
JH8KYU/1   SOAB LP   11,6922013-09-30 05:15:55
Enjoyed in spite of part time operation.
 
SP7UWL   SOAB(A) HP   15,7142013-09-30 05:17:27
First ever effort on RTTY. Sunday morning the whole setup has been configured
and the first RTTY qso was made.
A whole bunch of dx's was heard. Unfortunatelly lack of time didn't allow me to
have more fun, but the bait was taken and for sure I will be back for the next
rtty event :)
Thanks for all the qso's!

Setup: FT-1000MP + PA + 3 el. @ 15m + microham USB II
Software: Win-Test + MMTTY
 
NA2M   SOAB(A) LP   343,0352013-09-30 05:27:45
Rig: Elecraft K3
Ant: Cushcraft R5
Franklin
 
UA4M(@RA4LW)   M/S HP   5,578,8602013-09-30 05:45:05
New claimed EU RUSSIA record

80m: vertical(1 of 4sq broken), 2el
40m: 2el, 4el
20m: 6el,6el,6el
15m: 7el,7el,7el,5+5el
10m: 7el,7el,7el,5+5el

IC775, IC765, TS850
 
PP1CZ   SOAB LP   772,0652013-09-30 05:47:33
Thank you all for the QSOs.
Wonderful propagation all the time during the Contest, mostly on 10 Meters.
Hope next time I have more time to dedicated to the Contest.

Best 73 and hope to see you all in CQWW SSB and CW Contests.
PP1CZ - Leo.
 
F5RD   SOAB LP   287,0402013-09-30 06:03:14
Transceiver: ICOM IC-751AF 80W in RTTY
Antenna: Dipole 80/40m and GP 20/15/10m
The conditions was great this week-end and I had a lot of fun
Unfortunately, I had many things to do out of contest
and I don't took part as long I wished.
Thanks to all who worked me.
See you again next year.
F5RD Bernard
 
P49X(@P4ØL/P49Y)   M/2 HP   12,448,0322013-09-30 06:33:01
Great conditions from Aruba this weekend! Much better than expected, yet down
compared to last year. I had written off 10 meters, but it was open nicely
worldwide for most of the daylight hours. 40 and 80 were noisy with good
propagation, though 80 needs more participation in this contest. Not
surprisingly, 15 meters was the “money band”, opening to Europe before
sunrise and still bringing in European QSOs late in the day while
simultaneously running JA and Asia"amazing.

Similar to 2012, our third team member, Steve K6AW, had to drop out at the last
minute due to a work commitment. So, once again doing M2 was essentially a dual
single-op affair. We each got a 3-hour sleep break both nights by having the
other operator run SO2R. That approach worked well whenever one of us needed a
break, but having a third or fourth operator would have been more humane!

We configured three operating positions, each with a K3 and Alpha amp. The K3
was setup as SO2V with both receivers having their own decoder, allowing
S&P on the same band while running. Two stations were side by side so that
one operator could run both while the other op took a break. While either side
could do any of the 5 bands, we generally ran 15/40 on the left and 10/20/80 on
the right. The third station behind us was a hot spare and the 10 meter Yagi
was manually switched into it for monitoring purposes.

Overall our score after log checking will be down about 10% from 2012,
primarily due to the lower QSO total on 10 meters. 80 and 15 were about the
same while 40 and 20 were up 150 QSOs each. Total mults were about the same.
We felt we operated better this year but we just didn’t have the depth of
callers to get the QSO totals higher.

Both 10 and 15 had low signal levels, at times completely inaudible while the
MMTTY and 2Tone decoders copied solid. We had to watch the screen
carefully"the headphones were not enough! And, surprising to me, 2Tone
(at least this latest version) was not the dominant decoder that it appeared to
be earlier this year. MMTTY was just as often the better decoder and a few
times the DXP38 copied clearly when the other two had nothing. The primary
decoder was 2Tone on both the main and sub receivers with MMTTY and the DXP38
as parallel decoders on the main receivers. Far too often we had to pull
information from the MMTTY window. 2Tone was also much slower to decode,
causing us to use MMTTY to get the information faster. And, 2Tone frequently
missed the Shift character, printing an entire line of unreadable text while
MMTTY was perfect. Perhaps this latest 2Tone revision has regressed for the
contest conditions we experienced this weekend, but have multiple decoders was
essential for us.

Using the sub-receiver to pick off mults while maintaining a run worked
excellently with WriteLog and the K3, especially since Packet filled the
bandmaps without us having to do the gross tuning and finding stations.
However, many of the mult spots were errors where a different station was
actually running on the frequency.

Transmitted signal bandwidth, or “key clicks”, is a major problem on the
RTTY mode. This is much more apparent now that our own FSK signal is filtered
better and much narrower. Other stations are moving in closer and getting into
our receive bandwidth more often now. As RTTY contest participation continues
to rise, it is imperative that we all get our transmitted bandwidth down as
narrow as practical.

There was a larger percentage of stations that were not in Super Check Partial
compared to prior contests. And, a significant percentage of the US/VE
stations were not in our prefill database, consisting of data from the
2008-2012 P49X WW RTTY logs. Both these observations indicate lots of new
participants which is great!

Thanks to all the stations that moved to other bands for us. 100 of you worked
us on all 5 bands; 209 on four bands. Preliminary stats are appended below for
the analytic types to peruse. Thanks to John W6LD/P40L and Andy AE6Y/P49Y for
use of their station.

Ed W0YK
Glenn W6OTC


Station:
K3s, Alpha amps
K9AY SO2R 8-way Beverage switchbox
WriteLog, 2Tone, MMTTY, DXP38

Antennas:
10m: 2-element “Yagi”
15m: 5-element Yagi
20m: 4-element Yagi
40m: 2-element Yagi (“shorty forty”)
80m: dipole
Beverages: 4 directions, single wire, un-terminated

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

CALLSIGN: P49X
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: TWO
CONTEST: CQ-WW-RTTY
OPERATORS: W0YK W6OTC

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

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 41 0 2 0 43 1.4
0100 0 0 95 0 0 0 95 4.6
0200 0 0 88 0 0 0 88 7.6
0300 0 0 82 0 0 0 82 10.4
0400 0 0 79 0 0 0 79 13.0
0500 0 0 93 0 0 0 93 16.1
0600 0 0 64 0 0 0 64 18.3
0700 0 0 49 0 0 0 49 19.9
0800 0 0 15 0 0 0 15 20.4
0900 0 0 11 0 0 0 11 20.8
1000 0 0 0 0 19 0 19 21.5
1100 0 0 0 0 69 0 69 23.8
1200 0 0 0 0 110 0 110 27.5
1300 0 0 0 0 102 0 102 30.9
1400 0 0 0 0 103 0 103 34.4
1500 0 0 0 0 78 0 78 37.0
1600 0 0 0 0 85 0 85 39.8
1700 0 0 0 0 95 0 95 43.0
1800 0 0 0 0 104 0 104 46.5
1900 0 0 0 0 89 0 89 49.5
2000 0 0 0 0 86 0 86 52.4
2100 0 0 0 0 71 0 71 54.8
2200 0 0 0 0 94 0 94 58.0
2300 0 0 0 0 69 0 69 60.3
0000 0 0 50 0 22 0 72 62.7
0100 0 0 66 0 0 0 66 64.9
0200 0 0 37 0 0 0 37 66.2
0300 0 0 64 0 0 0 64 68.3
0400 0 0 39 0 0 0 39 69.6
0500 0 0 64 0 0 0 64 71.8
0600 0 0 31 0 0 0 31 72.8
0700 0 0 18 0 0 0 18 73.4
0800 0 0 13 0 0 0 13 73.9
0900 0 0 13 0 0 0 13 74.3
1000 0 0 20 0 3 0 23 75.1
1100 0 0 0 0 50 0 50 76.8
1200 0 0 0 0 71 0 71 79.2
1300 0 0 0 0 62 0 62 81.2
1400 0 0 0 0 58 0 58 83.2
1500 0 0 0 0 73 0 73 85.6
1600 0 0 0 0 37 0 37 86.9
1700 0 0 0 0 54 0 54 88.7
1800 0 0 0 0 72 0 72 91.1
1900 0 0 0 0 55 0 55 93.0
2000 0 0 0 0 49 0 49 94.6
2100 0 0 0 0 54 0 54 96.4
2200 0 0 0 0 66 0 66 98.7
2300 0 0 1 0 39 0 40 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 1033 0 1941 0 2974


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

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 98 0 0 98 4.0
0100 0 0 0 111 0 0 111 8.5
0200 0 0 0 85 0 0 85 12.0
0300 0 12 0 42 0 0 54 14.2
0400 0 62 0 0 0 0 62 16.7
0500 0 56 0 0 0 0 56 19.0
0600 0 25 0 0 0 0 25 20.0
0700 0 22 0 0 0 0 22 20.9
0800 0 22 0 0 0 0 22 21.8
0900 0 1 0 16 0 0 17 22.5
1000 0 0 0 44 0 0 44 24.3
1100 0 0 0 53 0 0 53 26.4
1200 0 0 0 7 0 45 52 28.5
1300 0 0 0 0 0 93 93 32.3
1400 0 0 0 0 0 87 87 35.9
1500 0 0 0 0 0 110 110 40.3
1600 0 0 0 0 0 103 103 44.5
1700 0 0 0 0 0 91 91 48.2
1800 0 0 0 0 0 93 93 52.0
1900 0 0 0 0 0 59 59 54.4
2000 0 0 0 0 0 67 67 57.1
2100 0 0 0 0 0 52 52 59.3
2200 0 0 0 35 0 24 59 61.7
2300 0 0 0 81 0 0 81 65.0
0000 0 0 0 70 0 0 70 67.8
0100 0 0 0 66 0 0 66 70.5
0200 0 0 0 42 0 0 42 72.2
0300 0 4 0 26 0 0 30 73.4
0400 0 0 0 59 0 0 59 75.8
0500 0 6 0 16 0 0 22 76.7
0600 0 12 0 0 0 0 12 77.2
0700 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 77.3
0800 0 0 0 15 0 0 15 77.9
0900 0 7 0 1 0 0 8 78.3
1000 0 8 0 8 0 0 16 78.9
1100 0 0 0 19 0 0 19 79.7
1200 0 0 0 7 0 1 8 80.0
1300 0 0 0 0 0 65 65 82.7
1400 0 0 0 0 0 66 66 85.3
1500 0 0 0 0 0 55 55 87.6
1600 0 0 0 0 0 54 54 89.8
1700 0 0 0 0 0 28 28 90.9
1800 0 0 0 0 0 48 48 92.9
1900 0 0 0 28 0 1 29 94.1
2000 0 0 0 5 0 43 48 96.0
2100 0 0 0 42 0 0 42 97.7
2200 0 0 0 24 0 0 24 98.7
2300 0 0 0 32 0 0 32 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 239 0 1033 0 1185 2457


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 41 98 2 0 141 141 2.6
0100 0 0 95 111 0 0 206 347 6.3
0200 0 0 88 85 0 0 173 520 9.5
0300 0 12 82 42 0 0 136 656 12.0
0400 0 62 79 0 0 0 141 797 14.5
0500 0 56 93 0 0 0 149 946 17.3
0600 0 25 64 0 0 0 89 1035 18.9
0700 0 22 49 0 0 0 71 1106 20.2
0800 0 22 15 0 0 0 37 1143 20.9
0900 0 1 11 16 0 0 28 1171 21.4
1000 0 0 0 44 19 0 63 1234 22.5
1100 0 0 0 53 69 0 122 1356 24.7
1200 0 0 0 7 110 45 162 1518 27.7
1300 0 0 0 0 102 93 195 1713 31.3
1400 0 0 0 0 103 87 190 1903 34.7
1500 0 0 0 0 78 110 188 2091 38.2
1600 0 0 0 0 85 103 188 2279 41.6
1700 0 0 0 0 95 91 186 2465 45.0
1800 0 0 0 0 104 93 197 2662 48.6
1900 0 0 0 0 89 59 148 2810 51.3
2000 0 0 0 0 86 67 153 2963 54.1
2100 0 0 0 0 71 52 123 3086 56.3
2200 0 0 0 35 94 24 153 3239 59.1
2300 0 0 0 81 69 0 150 3389 61.8
0000 0 0 50 70 22 0 142 3531 64.4
0100 0 0 66 66 0 0 132 3663 66.8
0200 0 0 37 42 0 0 79 3742 68.3
0300 0 4 64 26 0 0 94 3836 70.0
0400 0 0 39 59 0 0 98 3934 71.8
0500 0 6 64 16 0 0 86 4020 73.4
0600 0 12 31 0 0 0 43 4063 74.1
0700 0 2 18 1 0 0 21 4084 74.5
0800 0 0 13 15 0 0 28 4112 75.0
0900 0 7 13 1 0 0 21 4133 75.4
1000 0 8 20 8 3 0 39 4172 76.1
1100 0 0 0 19 50 0 69 4241 77.4
1200 0 0 0 7 71 1 79 4320 78.8
1300 0 0 0 0 62 65 127 4447 81.1
1400 0 0 0 0 58 66 124 4571 83.4
1500 0 0 0 0 73 55 128 4699 85.7
1600 0 0 0 0 37 54 91 4790 87.4
1700 0 0 0 0 54 28 82 4872 88.9
1800 0 0 0 0 72 48 120 4992 91.1
1900 0 0 0 28 55 1 84 5076 92.6
2000 0 0 0 5 49 43 97 5173 94.4
2100 0 0 0 42 54 15 111 5284 96.4
2200 0 0 0 24 66 30 120 5404 98.6
2300 0 0 1 32 39 4 76 5480 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 239 1033 1033 1941 1234 5480

Gross QSOs=5609 Dupes=129 Net QSOs=5480

Unique callsigns worked = 3175

The best 60 minute rate was 216/hour from 1420 to 1519
The best 30 minute rate was 228/hour from 1420 to 1449
The best 10 minute rate was 246/hour from 1434 to 1443

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 9 times.
5 QSOs/minute 86 times.
4 QSOs/minute 294 times.
3 QSOs/minute 554 times.
2 QSOs/minute 740 times.
1 QSOs/minute 678 times.

There were 3276 bandchanges and 2132 (38.9%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 0 191 503 594 770 657 2715 49.5
South America 0 7 17 15 28 37 104 1.9
Europe 0 40 468 333 921 490 2252 41.1
Asia 0 0 37 74 198 28 337 6.1
Africa 0 1 4 6 10 13 34 0.6
Oceania 0 0 4 11 14 9 38 0.7
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 239 1033 1033 1941 1234 5480

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 10
4 1780
5 2188
6 1461
7 14
8 18
9 3
10 6

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
4L 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
5B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
5W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
9A 0 0 7 3 10 6 26 0.5
9H 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
A4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
A6 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
A9 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
BY 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.1
C3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
CE 0 0 1 1 1 5 8 0.1
CM 0 0 5 3 2 1 11 0.2
CN 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
CT 0 0 4 2 7 8 21 0.4
CT3 0 1 1 2 2 3 9 0.2
CU 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
CX 0 0 0 1 3 3 7 0.1
DL 0 8 74 53 189 81 405 7.4
DU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
E7 0 0 2 0 2 3 7 0.1
EA 0 5 19 15 36 37 112 2.0
EA6 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
EA8 0 0 2 3 5 5 15 0.3
EA9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
EI 0 0 1 3 7 6 17 0.3
ER 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
ES 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.1
EU 0 0 8 2 7 3 20 0.4
EY 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
F 0 3 21 10 30 28 92 1.7
FG 0 0 2 1 1 1 5 0.1
G 0 1 23 13 50 29 116 2.1
GI 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.1
GJ 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
GM 0 0 3 3 7 3 16 0.3
*GM/s 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
GU 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
GW 0 0 3 2 4 1 10 0.2
HA 0 1 5 7 10 9 32 0.6
HB 0 0 2 1 8 7 18 0.3
HB0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
HC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
HI 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
HK 0 2 2 1 3 1 9 0.2
HL 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.1
HS 0 0 1 2 4 1 8 0.1
HZ 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.1
I 0 4 53 34 105 66 262 4.8
IS 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.1
*IT9 0 0 1 3 6 5 15 0.3
J6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
JA 0 0 17 31 139 23 210 3.8
JT 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
K 0 163 445 519 692 587 2406 43.9
KG4 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
KH0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KH2 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.1
KH6 0 0 2 1 2 1 6 0.1
KL 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.1
KP2 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
KP4 0 1 3 1 1 1 7 0.1
LA 0 0 9 5 10 3 27 0.5
LU 0 0 6 1 9 13 29 0.5
LX 0 1 3 2 4 4 14 0.3
LY 0 2 3 0 9 2 16 0.3
LZ 0 0 5 4 9 6 24 0.4
OA 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.1
OD 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
OE 0 0 4 1 6 4 15 0.3
OH 0 2 11 7 20 15 55 1.0
OH0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OK 0 1 19 11 26 10 67 1.2
OM 0 2 8 1 13 4 28 0.5
ON 0 0 6 4 13 5 28 0.5
OZ 0 0 5 5 9 7 26 0.5
PA 0 3 20 17 40 21 101 1.8
PJ4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
PY 0 2 5 5 8 11 31 0.6
PZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
S5 0 0 10 7 14 7 38 0.7
SM 0 1 8 10 17 6 42 0.8
SP 0 2 19 17 54 14 106 1.9
SU 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
SV 0 0 11 2 6 6 25 0.5
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
*TA1 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0.1
TF 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TI 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
TK 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
UA 0 1 45 43 91 27 207 3.8
UA2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
UA9 0 0 13 33 34 1 81 1.5
UK 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
UN 0 0 2 3 4 0 9 0.2
UR 0 1 35 32 59 35 162 3.0
V3 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
VE 0 24 41 57 64 58 244 4.5
VK 0 0 0 4 1 1 6 0.1
VP8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VP9 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
VU 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
XE 0 1 1 2 4 4 12 0.2
YB 0 0 0 2 6 2 10 0.2
YL 0 0 4 2 5 0 11 0.2
YO 0 0 6 3 14 7 30 0.5
YS 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
YU 0 0 3 2 2 3 10 0.2
YV 0 2 2 2 1 1 8 0.1
ZL 0 0 1 2 2 3 8 0.1
ZP 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
ZS 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 239 1033 1033 1941 1234 5480

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
04 0 72 199 248 329 262 1110 20.3
14 0 22 204 150 441 247 1064 19.4
05 0 85 187 228 290 252 1042 19.0
15 0 15 150 95 287 153 700 12.8
03 0 30 99 101 138 131 499 9.1
16 0 2 92 79 164 65 402 7.3
25 0 0 17 31 142 23 213 3.9
20 0 0 25 9 34 21 89 1.6
17 0 0 13 12 21 0 46 0.8
13 0 0 6 3 12 18 39 0.7
11 0 2 5 7 9 11 34 0.6
08 0 2 12 7 5 4 30 0.5
18 0 0 1 20 8 0 29 0.5
33 0 1 4 6 8 9 28 0.5
09 0 5 5 3 5 2 20 0.4
06 0 1 1 2 4 5 13 0.2
21 0 0 1 1 5 5 12 0.2
28 0 0 0 2 6 2 10 0.2
07 0 0 0 5 2 2 9 0.2
32 0 0 1 2 3 3 9 0.2
26 0 0 1 2 4 1 8 0.1
19 0 0 0 1 6 1 8 0.1
01 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.1
12 0 0 1 1 1 4 7 0.1
27 0 0 1 2 2 2 7 0.1
02 0 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.1
40 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.1
31 0 0 2 1 2 1 6 0.1
30 0 0 0 4 1 1 6 0.1
10 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 0.1
24 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.1
38 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.1
22 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
34 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
23 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
35 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
37 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 239 1033 1033 1941 1234 5480

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1905
2 bands 644
3 bands 317
4 bands 209
5 bands 100
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 0 27 292 321 869 396
 
R9CB   SOSB/40 LP   16,3762013-09-30 06:33:26
Tried LP with my new 40 m antenna. Seems like it does work a bit... but not
enough power to break through to US:))
73's, Alex/r9cb
 
WB4YDL   SOAB HP   2,297,0422013-09-30 06:35:35
This was by far my best effort in this contest. The conditions were excellent
and 15 meters was a free fire zone. It was extremely crowded and the DX was
rolling in from everywhere. Best DX surprise was getting called by E21YDP in
Thailand Zone 26 ! Still no Zone 18 on 10 meters that I need for WAZ on that
band. I worked SO2R, but the action was so fierce on one band, it was difficult
to pick up anything on the 2nd band " just sit back and enjoy it !

73, Jamie
WB4YDL
 
VE3BR   SOAB LP   1,541,5402013-09-30 06:39:07
Radio: Ten-Tec Jupiter
Antennas: 5 band hexbeam @ 40ft & DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band
Vertical
Software: N1MM 13.9.1 + MMTTY 1.68A

The goal was to improve my CQWW RTTY personal best and, at the same time, to do
better than before in every measure: Qs, Q points, countries, zones,
states/provinces. Mission accomplished. Conditions, when compared to last year,
were merely OK; nothing to write home about. Lower bands were slightly better
perhaps. 20m OK. 15m shined just like last year. But 10m was a major
disappointment - only marginally open; and a naïve schmuck like me, based on
last year, hoped for a miracle. The 24th cycle is not to be trusted.

I was able to maintain a run on 20m (my RTTY contest first) only to have a
known "power plant" contest station move onto my frequency after I
was there 2+ hours (hey, I didn't say it was an effective run) and start
berating me in open text demanding that I QSY. Needless to say I became hopping
mad and refused. Two lessons learned: 1- my long standing assertion that good
manners are gone to hell is supported by evidence yet again, and 2- I am heard
well in Europe (Yippee!).
 
VE3FJB   M/S HP   1,877,0812013-09-30 06:52:51
A great endeavour and score considering we did not have as many ops this year.
Propagation was simply amazing and it translates to high score. With limited
ops, set a target of 1000 Q's for the contest, but achieved that in the first
day!

10M - did not make out so well here, but it was great to get some multipliers.
15M - a money band - one op had a run of about 250 Q's without a bathroom
break.
20M - normally 20 is funny and does not yeild good score, this year it was the
big earner of points. Lots of calls from around the world. Many off the back
or the side of the beam.
40M - good conditions but ran into repeats early - surprised here
80M - tinkered here, but nothing big.

Surprises - big runs, inlcuding a big haul of Japanese on 15M, tried to repeat
on 20M but no joy. More dups showed up than expected.

Thinking of JARTS next.
 
AJ1E   SOAB(A) LP   253,4492013-09-30 07:11:47
Ran LOW power with one 20 meter wire delta-loop for the 3 bands. Great to see 10
meters in good shape. A tower and beam would have helped a lot. All-in-all a
great contest.

Tnx for the Qs...
 
KB2HSH   SOSB/10 QRP   2,4002013-09-30 07:11:55
This was my first RTTY contest, post divorce in my new QTH. Rig is an OLD
Kenwood TS-120S that I bought from my very good friend WB2VUO, and the antenna
is a 43' loop fed with 450-ohm ladder line. Conditions on 10m were astounding
on Sunday morning, but then at 1555 UTC, it was like someone turned HF off!
After QSYing for a few minutes, I went running. When I came back, it sounded
like 10 had improved somewhat, but nothing like what I had been hearing . Ten
was the super band I always remembered! Thanks to all that dug out my puny
little signal! Tremendous fun!
 
F5VKT   SOAB HP   2,370,9002013-09-30 07:27:44
Major lightning storm stopped all operation for 10 hours Saturday
evening/night!!
HAd to drop tower and all antennas and switch off - lost c. 500 Q's!!!!
 
W4LC   SOSB(A)/20 LP   119,0792013-09-30 07:58:09
Good Prop, but I had very limited on-air time.
 
K1FWE   SOAB HP   4,996,5442013-09-30 08:07:40
Best laid plans...

I took a sleep break early Sunday morning when I passed 3M points. I figured
with two or three hours sleep that, given Saturday's great conditions, 6M was
doable. Then I overslept. When a got back to the radios, 15m was already
rockin'. Ugh. Sunday went down hill from there. 10M sounded great (worked the
YB while looking for a run frequency) and was able to get a run started while
15m was just so-so. But most of the EUs were at most S3-4. Then out of nowhere
came an S7 noise. I got it down to S5 but that meant that I could only work the
louder ones. It was there on 15M too but not as bad. I almost quit. I tried for
most of Sunday morning and early afternoon to repeat the run rates of Saturday
but could not make that happen. All that's on the negative side. On the
positive side: Saturday was the most fun I've ever had with a radio (well, two
radios). Call me crazy. I love this contest.
 
KØYQ   SOAB HP   83,3522013-09-30 08:08:17
Gilligans Island contest where I got on the radio and stayed on longer than I
planned with so many workable stations and such nice conditions. Having 9M6XRO
answer my CQ was a highlight. Windows wide open in the shack and just a
beautiful fall weekend. Perfect...
 
W4UK   SOAB HP   466,5602013-09-30 08:10:37
1440 Pts

wire dipoles only
 
F8CRS   SOAB(A) HP   742,2032013-09-30 08:14:05
what a wonderful pile up on sunday morning with JA coming 599+ on my MA5B !!!!
 
KD3TB   SOAB HP   158,5562013-09-30 08:14:25
Band conditions were pretty good with openings to Japan and SE Asia. Although
slightly greater than a solar cycle, by a few days, it gives me an idea of what
band conditions may be like during CQWW SSB.
 
3Z5W(SP5KP)   SOSB/20 HP   370,9402013-09-30 08:27:23
Station SP5KP /in contest's 3Z5W/

Rig: FT1000MP MARK-V Field, PA Home Made
Ant: 2el QUAD 20/15/10m made by SP3GEM
Dipole (80m), inv V (40,30m)
Soft Loging: DX4WIN v 8.05 by KK4HD
Contests: Write Log v.10.76 by W5XD
Win Test v. 4.10 by F5MZN&F6FVY
------------------------------------------------

VY 73!

Krzysztof "Chris"
SP5KP/3Z5W

eMail: 3z5w@wp.pl
sp5kp@wp.pl
 
SP5T(SP5XVY)   SOAB HP   2,301,0902013-09-30 08:31:45
40 hours of fun (I have had to split a little time between radio and dog -
40:6).
Very good conditions both days on all bands. Unexpectedly my new PA refused to
cooperate on Sunday exactly when US started to open on 20 m. Additional 2 hours
lost.
I hope the score is not so bad for first time at RTTY contest.
 
SP2KPD   M/S HP   670,6572013-09-30 08:38:33
FT1000MP + KL922
 
LX7I(@LX7I/LX2A)   M/2 HP   9,700,0002013-09-30 08:59:38
First of all thanks to Philippe LX2A for putting this wonderful station
together! The new concept with Station-Master Deluxe on every desk really
rocks. Good to know someone who really understands the software and can be
officially declared as the master of the Station-Master.
Everything worked flawless and there is nothing to blame on technical side.

Propagation felt a bit strange and 10m was far less effective than last year.
We are missing 600 QSOs on 10m in comparison to 2012. The claimed score is 5%
below last years claimed, but we hope that we have a significant better error
rate this year.

It is only the second time the core of this team played together and it was a
lot of fun. Performance wise there is still room to improvement " so
better watch out for us again next year!

A Facebook chat @ 2:00z at night revealed that ED1R had outperformed us again
here is Europe - well done! The P49X performance with (only) the two Ops Ed and
Glenn is a total league of its own. Congratulations!

Station: ICOM 2x IC-756PROIII - 1x IC-7700 " true legal limit and loads
of aluminum.

Ops: DL8LR, DK5ON, DL6ZBN, DF7EME, DF8XC, DK1QH, DF7ZS and LX2A
 
WB2RHM   SOAB(A) LP   719,4232013-09-30 09:08:08
SO1R! 1717 Points. I'm back on the air now. Got a rebuilt T2X rotor from
Norm's Rotor Service, looks and works like a brand new unit. Great service and
advice from Norm! Also got a new DCU-3 from Hy-Gain, 2012 design using 2013
parts, much better than the 199X DCU-1 design/parts. ARRL Insurance paid all
but a $50 deductable, WHEW! Its worth every penny of the premium.
 
F5PHW   SOAB(A) LP   644,7252013-09-30 09:17:43
Fantastic CQ WW.
The only contest you can QSO KH7M and AL9A within a minute from EU with 80
watts.

Can't do more because we were invited saturday night.

WINTEST
K3
80 WATTS
Inverted L for 80
GP HF6V for 40
SPIDERBEAM HD 5 bands 11 meters up.

Thanks to my family for letting me operate a long time during week end.

See you during CW part.

73 de F5PHW Phil
 
K6GHA   SOSB/15 LP   203,6992013-09-30 09:19:11
I was planning a modest effort on a single band this year after last years all
band effort. I figured 15m would be the most fun as it has lately been open to
EU and Asia. So much for a modest effort… there were a few planned downtimes,
but things kept steady most of the time. It was a little frustrating in finding
rare locations, but a fun time. It seemed this year there were a lot of unruly
pileups. With no spotting information, it became a balance of trying to S&P
with limited runs. Need a better plan for next year, but this year it was good
to be on 15m.
 
VU2NKS   SOAB LP   1,146,1412013-09-30 09:24:32
K3/100

3 El Steppir with 30/40m addon

Ran with 80W

de Nandu
VU2NKS
 
W4SDJ   SOAB LP   50,1002013-09-30 09:29:34
Part time with good conditions. Had a great time!
 
SP4LVK   SOSB(A)/15 QRP   84,5242013-09-30 09:36:58
RIG:FT-950 PWR:5 ANT:2el Delta Loop
 
S5ØW   M/S LP   3,386,0402013-09-30 09:39:26
In west tower of old castle in Ptuj

http://www.mojalbum.com/s59djk/s59djk/foto/18196086

we can use only one 4-band antenna and dipole for 80m. We connected together
two run and one mtpl stations on low power fourplexer. All work fine to the end
of c'test and we are very satisfied with our score.


Thanks for qso's and see you all next year!

73's!

Sandi S52OP

for S59DJK/S50W contest team
 
K7BTW   M/S HP   2,654,4062013-09-30 09:41:47
Great conditions for the entire contest. More activity every year. We did not
have a mult station, which would have helped our score. The JA's just kept
coming the entire contest. Great openings to EU on 40 through 10.
 
ON3DI   SOAB(A) LP   1,0992013-09-30 09:43:32
First I would like to thank my parents. Severall weeks ago I asked my dad to
make an antenna for 80m. I felt that it was time for something else.
A few hours before the contest started the 80m antenna a fullsize dipole was
ready!

My goal was 1000 QSO's, never made it before, always a big dream.
Normally is 10m the key for a good contest but I knew that the conditions on
this band weren't good the last weeks.

Now the summary of this year. The conditions were good but not like last year.
I started on 80m and after 1hour I had 45 QSO's, antenna worked wel! I worked
al lot of DL stations on 80m but also some American stations like K1IG, NR4M,
... Most nice moment was sundayevening, nice run! QSO number 1000 was on 80m,
historical moment!

40m stays still 'my' band. The first day I could'nt manage to have a 'pile-up'
so I decided to combinate more. S&P and when I worked everybody I called
CQ.
Worked ZL, PY, VE, K, A65, JA, ....
On sundaymorning after I was spotted I had a decent run on 40m. Severall score
like last year on 40m.

20m, As ON3 I may only send until 14.085, very small band for me. It was busy
and some guys started to call CQ on 14.070, thanks;-) (sorry PSK friends). I
worked also ZL and WH0RU (new for me) on this band. I had only call once, they
were so strong!!

15m, conditions were ok, but not so many UA stations in the morning.

10m was al little disaster. Second new DXCC of the contest was SU9AF. Always
nice to work new DXCC!
The signals were weak, no conditions!

Setup: FT897 (50W), home made vertical antenna and dipole for 80m.

I have my 1000 QSO's, I was happy but I didn't went to bed for 36hours, I was
really tired.

Now I have to think about a new goal!

Thanks to work me and see you in the next contest. You will hear me in the CQ
WW SSB.

73, ON3DI
 
LY5W   SOAB(A) LP   825,0552013-09-30 10:27:42
Had guests both days, but find some free hours to spent with Radio. Even claimed
new LY record :)
 
PD3EM   SOAB(A) LP   256,9562013-09-30 10:35:15
Great fun again on the bands with a lot of stations on air and some nice
openings on 10 meter.

Setup: FT-950, microham MK2R+, G5RV, HyEndFed wire for 10m, 25 watt.
 
CE1RPW(@3G1B)   SOSB/15 LP   133,1462013-09-30 10:36:32
This is my first attempt in RTTY contest.

Really enjoyed very much.

Richard
 
EW1NA   SOAB(A) LP   200,0052013-09-30 10:56:28
Elecraft K3 (only 12 watts)+ Spiderbeam 20-15-10 (up 13 m)
 
OQ4B(ON4BHQ)   SOSB/20 LP   170,0162013-09-30 11:01:55
Long time no contest here because of to much QRL.
Couldn't spent the whole weekend, so I did SB20.
I wanted to try out my new-second hand IC-7800, set it on 50% power (100W) and
gave it a try.
Not the greatest propagation, but I had some nice runs.
Nice to be called by ZL, KH7, VU, 9M6, YB etc....
I think I broke the Belgian SB20 LP record, and that's fair enough for me.
Had a great time, the IC7800 has a great RX with fantastic DSP and roofing
filters for this mode.
Looking forward for CQ WW SSB and CW, so I can make an evaluation of my TRX.
CU all in the next contests and tnx for the QSO's.

Wim - OQ4B (ON4BHQ)

Setup:
IC-7800
Optibeam OBW 10-5
microKEYER II and N1MM
 
WA8HSB   SOAB(A) QRP   8,1602013-09-30 11:08:22
TS-850S to attic antenna farm with N1MM. Limited time to operate so tried
"Assisted" for the first time. It seemed to work better than my
normal S&P at times and then, not so well at other times. May need to try
it again sometime.

No contacts on Friday night which was odd. Everything appeared good but, no
one was hearing me. Turned other rig on to check my signal and heard Mark tone
only; no diddles. Traced problem to a virtual com port issue/conflict only
after reworking my FSK interface though on Saturday morning. Com port issue
was the result of trying to set N1MM & HRD up a few weeks ago for remote
RTTY operation while traveling on business. Should have tested setup on
Thursday night warmup! Will have to revisit that setup later.

Thanks to all who persisted with pulling my QRP signal out of the noise and QRM
(lots of activity which is a good thing!!).

73, John
WA8HSB
 
EI4KI(M5RIC)   SOAB HP   1,017,1282013-09-30 11:14:16
Great contest, amazing conditions on 15 and 20m with some openings I've not
experienced before. Running JA's on 20m Saturday night was probably the
highlight.

Some nice dx about too so thanks to all that called.

Thanks to Rob for use of his station.

K3
Acom 1500
Spiderbeam @ 30ft
Dipoles for 40/80
N1MM and MMTTY


Rich M5RIC
 
DF2SD   SOAB(A) LP   1,174,0502013-09-30 11:22:38
My first participation in a CQ WW RTTY Contest. I still have learning needs and
will be back 2014 much better hi ;-) with my new knowledge. My vy best 73,
Dieter DF2SD.
 
I4DZ(@IR4M)   M/S HP   8,088,4802013-09-30 11:24:25
Good conditions on high bands, with some nice 10m runs to NA during both
days and to JA on Sunday morning (we did manage to work also a few pacific
countries, including KH7M on 10m).
On Sunday the rains brought lots of QRN for a few hours, making the decode
of low signals very challenging. Due to this reason, we definitely lost a
bunch of QSOs ... sorry if you called us and just got a CQ back, rest
assured that we did our best to pull your signal out of the noise.

There has been a nice challenge on cqcontest.net with the UZ2M team, but it
would have been nice to see on-line also other M/S competitors who probably
decided just to stay watching at the window...

Thanks to Giancarlo I4DZ to let use his nice short call. (In Italy for some
reasons we can use our special 2x1 callsigns IR4M just for a handful of
contests, and the CQWW RTTY is not one of these).
 
W1UE(@K1LZ)   M/2 HP   10,351,5822013-09-30 11:26:01
What a blast! Propagation was good, 10M open to Europe both days (although
better Sat than Sun), nice 15M openings to JA both days. Using the K1LZ super
station is such fun!

First contest using all 2Tone Decoders, and I must say we were very impressed.
We also had MMTTY open, and the winner for decoding was easily awarded to 2Tone.
With my desire to thoroughly exercise 2Tone, I built up 4 FSKit boxes to do the
AFSK tones to FSK signal generation. Outside of a few RFI issues, the boxes
worked solidly for the entire weekend and allowed us to not have MMTTY running
on the computers (all except the Mult station used 2Tone exclusively to
generate/decode the RTTY transmissions. I also came up with a way to filter
out almost all non-RTTY spots from the telnet stream (even with Skimmer spots
accepted), so the spots we saw were 99.9% RTTY.

Best 1 hour rate: 1200Z Sat, 198 for both stations (110 on 15, 88 on 10).
Missed only Z29 for WAZ in a weekend. DXCC on both 15 and 20M. Lotsa DX,
lotsa fun.

Nice job by the K9CT crew- they helped keep us motivated and the butts in the
chair, even in the middle of the night when the rate dropped off and the
sleepiness set in.

A big thanks to Krassy K1LZ for the use of his station. After a number of
contests there, I'm finally getting to understand how to make all the different
antenna combinations work together.

Dennis W1UE
 
N7IR   SOAB(A) LP   56,2402013-09-30 11:41:47
This was a casual effort using paper logging to pick up enough LOTW credits to
complete my RTTY DXCC. Worked 16 new entities, so that was worth the pain of
typing in the log afterwards. The RTTY decoder in my K3 seems to work very
well, even with the excessive line noise that I had this weekend. However,
next time I'll use the N1MM interface!
Thanks for the contacts and your patience.
73
Gary, N7IR
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   348,3812013-09-30 12:04:15
Rig: Yaesu FT-817

Antennas:

10-15-20 3 el SteppIR up 32 feet
40 DX-LB trap dipole up 32 feet
40-80 Butternut HF-2V Vertical
--------------------------------------

I am delighted to finally take part in the major RTTY contests now that they
have started a QRP category!

Conditions were decent, but not great. A measure of how good conditions were
is the percent of my QSOs into Europe, which is a long haul for 5 watts from
out here on the west coast! 30% of my Qs were into Europe, and almost all were
on 15 Meters. I did work 12 Europeans on 10 Meters, but I never got the great
10 M opening I expect to get later in the season.

I slept 4 hours each night which worked out better than trying to get by on 2
or 3 hours. I actually ended up with a few more hours of op time (according to
N1MM) because I was able to stay at the rig when I was awake.

I did not have any amazing QSOs, but several notable ones. On 10 M I got a VK6
(always nice in a contest that counts zones!) and an FO. On 15 M I got 9M6,
5W, 5B, VR, BV, and GJ. On 20 M an OH0 and UN. Nothing surprising on 40 or 80.

My DXCC for the contest was 71 countries and WAZ was 28.

I actually tried CQing at the last hour of the contest. It seemed it might be
quite difficult to get the hang of, but I studied the macro keys, and went way
up the band on 10 M and it actually worked out pretty well. I got about 7
USA/VE stations over 20 minutes or so and then tried CQing toward JA in the
last 5 minutes and got 2 more JAs. A third called, but was off frequency. I
will get the RIT operational next time!!

I had one funny glitch happen that cost me about 20 minutes. Suddenly my Astron
power supply went dead. This had just happened a month ago to another old Astron
so I wasn't too surprised. After all, I had bought this one in a swap meet. I
started trouble shooting and at one point I actually tried using a 1.5 amp
"wall wart". After all, this is QRP! But even at QRP the voltage
dropped a couple of volts when I keyed the rig. Suddenly I saw that the light
on the power strip was off. I had accidently kicked the switch off with my foot
as I was stretching during a pause in the activity. ....That was certainly a
first!!

So now that there is a QRP category in CQ WWDX RTTY, contest season starts a
month earlier. It doesn't get any better than that!

73, Bill Parker W8QZA / W6QU
 
K6TU   SOSB(A)/20 HP   23,0162013-09-30 12:15:24
Low effort as a "shake down cruise" on the FlexRadio 6700 driving
Alpha 9500 into SteppIR DB18E at 50'.

Software integration via DDUtil - thanks to Steve K5FR for his tireless work!

Radio performance was faultless - rock solid and with expected FlexRadio filter
performance. The receiver in the 6700 is spectacular!
 
GW4BLE   SOAB HP   1,033,6062013-09-30 12:27:35
Whenever I enter a contest for which I am not a serious entrant I always like to
set a target, this could be number of contacts (usually) or countries / zones or
whatever. Such was the case in CQ WW RTTY. I also wanted to experiment with
RTTY SO2R, something I had not tried before.

However, a problem with my second radio antenna put paid to much of the SO2R,
so most of the time I just ran Qs on the first radio. A QSO target for the
weekend was set at 500 contacts; my activity would be sporadic anyway (didn't
get on until around 0800 Saturday, and various stops during the day). But, by
around 2100 the target had been met.

Sunday, again not QRV until around 0800, and even more time-out during the day
for various family commitments. By late evening time however, doubling the
original weekend target to 1000 contacts seemed a distinct possibility. The
1000 Qs were in the log around 2100 and hey, with a few more multipliers the
magic 1 million points was also within sights.....and so it was, 1,000,000 and
eventually to 1.03 Million when I decided to QRT at 2300.

so....an enjoyable experience of (limited) SO2R RTTY and potential for greater
things next year...... maybe!


73


Steve
GW4BLE
 
ED1R   M/2 HP   10,078,1562013-09-30 12:32:34
Fantastic contest, very irregular propagation on all bands, sunday was very bad
and we made S&P all time, all worked fine in the station only few problems
with RF but nothing important.

Great weekend with radio and friends. Specially Tnx to DK7AH for visited us
during contest. Also EA1ASC and EA4ERJ visited us.

Tnx competition to LX7I guys and other Teams.

Worked on 5 bands:

9A1A
AA5AU
CR3A
DK6CQ
DL5ARM
DL5KUT
ES1O
ES9C
EW6EN
HA30S
HB9AWS
HK1NA
K3MJW
K9CT
KE8M
LA9TY
N0NI
N6AR
NX0I
OE6MDF
OK2PQS
P49X
RA1ALC
RG9A
UR7GO
UT5EPP
VA2UP
VA3XH
VE3BR
W1UE
W2FU
W2RTV
W2YC
W8KEN
W9SE
WB8TLI
WW4LL
YL9T
YR1A

See you at next time.

73 de ED1R Team
www.ed1r.com
 
ZP8T(K2DER)   SOSB(A)/20 LP   21,0382013-09-30 12:44:12
I doing my best, but sometime the best not is enough.. the poor band conditions
for South America and the weather around my QTH take part of this bad result,
btw I keep improve my station and I will present in the next contest.

73

K2DER
Hugo
 
WI7N   SOAB(A) HP   397,1002013-09-30 12:45:19
Incredibly stormy weather at my QTH with heavy rain and strong winds for the
entire weekend that knocked down trees and tore off numerous large branches.
My antenna rotator quickly stopped working, but the thing that really broke my
spirit was the power outage lasting for eight hours on Saturday afternoon and
evening, typically my favorite operating period. It's sometimes possible to
work a station when your antenna is pointed well away from them, but it sure is
more difficult!

Thanks, everyone, for all the Qs and for your patience when I couldn't pull out
your call or copy the exchange correctly.

73,

Gene, WI7N
 
AB7R   SOSB/15 HP   61,0042013-09-30 13:01:03
GREAT conditions on 15M. Wish I had more time for this one but end of the FY is
usually a busy time for me.
 
K4WI   SOSB/10 LP   174,1162013-09-30 13:02:20
Ten was HOT! I was able to run by going either way high up or down low. missed
some good ones HZ etc but biggest disappointment was not being able to work
into KL7... heard two but they just could not pull me out... lost a double mult
there! No long path heard either morning, thought there might be some as open as
the band was! Thanks for all the Q's, 73's Cort
 
K9DR   SOAB HP   133,2782013-09-30 13:23:54
As usual, I missed working Wyoming, my own state!
 
K9CT   M/2 HP   9,075,6732013-09-30 13:33:51
Thanks to the team for such a great effort. We really worked for rate and
finding multipliers throughout the entire 48 hours. Everyone worked well
together interleaving QSOs on inter-locked radios. It is always so enjoyable to
have everyone pitch in and help out when someone needs relief and resting to be
fresh when called on.

This was our first CQ WW RTTY and we had no idea what to expect. We looked back
at the past year's results and also the records to set some goals. Our first
goal was to surpass the W9 M/2 record. Amazingly, we passed that 14 hours into
the contest! So we set sights on the winning score from last year...6.4
million, which also was the North American record. We reached that with 10
hours to go!!

Ice cream was broken out to celebrate. So then as time passed we looked for the
next million...7 and 8 passed and 9 million was in sight. So the race was to the
end to reach that milestone.

We also posted our score real time to cqcontest.net. We watched W1UE post much
better scores than us with higher point contacts and additional mults...in
particular on 80m. We picked QSO totals to chase because there was little we
could do about geographic advantage. It was fun watching the difference ebb and
flow during the contest and kept us in the chair and focused. Lots of
fun....Congratulation to the W1UE team...outstanding accomplishment.

The conditions seems pretty good...especially the unexpected number of QSOs on
10m. We were amazed at how few NA stations could be heard as it would not have
been a good weekend for a domestic contest from the midwest. It was an effort
to find the NA multipliers in the log. Lots of backscatter and patience waiting
for the right time to call. Bands were quiet and the signals easy to decode.

Thanks to everyone for the QSOs and see you during the Phone and CW weekends.

73, Craig K9CT
 
N2QT   SOAB(A) LP   2,918,4722013-09-30 13:45:22
Compared to my best ever effort in 2011, mults were down 5% and q's up 6% with
score up 5%. The rtty skimmers made a major splash this year with lots and
lots
of spots. Normally I can work the band map clear but not this year. It was
also great to get spotted as this gave new waves of callers each spot. Spot
accuracy is not as good as with the cw skimmer but there are also not yet
enough
rtty skimmers to do majority voting.

It seemed hard to work the US multipliers this year. I was either on the wrong
bands or skip just was long.

Had a couple of computer issues, with the tensest moments when N1MM proceeded
to shut down one window at a time during a run. Restarting N1MM put everything
back pretty much in the right spot and I could keep going.

I did run three radios this year. This lets me sit in a slow pileup with one
radio and act like a dxer without losing too much rate/score. It did seem
hard
to get going again if I ever took a break. Probably no real score impacted,
but
it did keep me occupied. (It is tiring to keep it all going though).

It was also obvious that running the impoved elecraft fsk modulation, stations

were not bothered siting right next to me. They however seemed to challenge
my receiving with click sidebands (or maybe I'm just way weaker than they
are!)

Radios Elecraft (external fans)
KT34A at 60 ft,
3 el Steppir at 48 ft
40M rotary dipole at 54 ft
80M dipole 50 feet
shunt fed 60 ft tower on 80 M
 
MJ5Z(JK3GAD)   SOAB LP   2,140,6952013-09-30 14:13:21
It is first time someone in GJ submit log to CQ WW RTTY contest so my score
becomes GJ record automatically. :-)

Club has lots of antenna work recently and usual C3 is not available. Then
40/80m dipole is lower height than usual. On top of that, station B side of
sixpack antenna switch does not work properly, seems problem in relay contact,
so I gave up SO2R and decided to focus on QSO numbers.

I heard loud W/VE signal on 10m on Friday evening so I expected some activities
on magic band.

At the start of the contest, 40/80m was very tough as CQing did not produce
rate, but when S&Ping either pile up was big or simply other station did
not hear me.....At dawn on Saturday morning, real time score board
cqcontest.net showed I was well behind in the ranking. Not a good start....

As expected 10m was open from early morning and heard loud JA signals and W/VE
signal came in earlier than expected. Moving between 20/15/10m well into the
night. Interestingly signal level on 10m was not bad, not a short opening, but
not a money band for some reason. 15m had peak around 21Z on Saturday.

High band closed earlier on Sunday.

At the end, my score is well behind in terms of EU record but around 15% above
British Isles record (G/GI/GM/GW/GD/GU) so I am happy with it. It is very
interesting to see how I can improve my score in proper SSO2R setup and newly
installed Opti-Beam next time.

Thanks to JARS members for maintaining and improving station!

73 Kazu
M0CFW, M5Z, JK3GAD
 
WØRAA   SOAB LP   232,7942013-09-30 14:25:11
FT-950 - 100W
Cushcraft A3S & Butternut HF09V

Great band conditions and a lot of fun. My best showing in this one, even if I
was in it only Part Time. Had a blast.
 
ES9C(@ES5TV)   M/M HP   17,402,1002013-09-30 14:34:19
Wonderful contest, fantastic propagation especially on 10 meters and superb
cooking by ES2ADF. Used MMTTY and 2Tone in parallel on all stations and it was
really helpful.

Thanks to 9A1A for great competition and look forward to CR3L result to see if
they will let us have world record or not:)

cu in CQWW SSB and CW as ES9C MM again.

73
Tonno
ES5TV

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

| Hr | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | Total |
| | | | | | | |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 85 | 107 | 8 | | | 200 |
| 01 | 44 | 69 | 2 | | 1 | 116 |
| 02 | 31 | 78 | 8 | 1 | | 118 |
| 03 | 49 | 78 | 54 | 10 | | 191 |
| 04 | 33 | 62 | 60 | 63 | 2 | 220 |
| 05 | 14 | 58 | 105 | 47 | 12 | 236 |
| 06 | 11 | 74 | 98 | 72 | 38 | 293 |
| 07 | | 45 | 94 | 79 | 33 | 251 |
| 08 | | 30 | 86 | 76 | 53 | 245 |
| 09 | | 14 | 78 | 78 | 42 | 212 |
| 10 | | 10 | 68 | 68 | 19 | 165 |
| 11 | | 5 | 79 | 65 | 38 | 187 |
| 12 | | 17 | 78 | 99 | 58 | 252 |
| 13 | | 23 | 92 | 102 | 56 | 273 |
| 14 | | 39 | 90 | 92 | 32 | 253 |
| 15 | 8 | 28 | 90 | 108 | 9 | 243 |
| 16 | 20 | 29 | 78 | 95 | 16 | 238 |
| 17 | 16 | 26 | 64 | 76 | 10 | 192 |
| 18 | 12 | 35 | 79 | 84 | 1 | 211 |
| 19 | 20 | 53 | 75 | 54 | | 202 |
| 20 | 26 | 61 | 64 | 30 | | 181 |
| 21 | 22 | 72 | 56 | | | 150 |
| 22 | 24 | 39 | 68 | | | 131 |
| 23 | 42 | 55 | 16 | | | 113 |
| 00 | 18 | 54 | 4 | | | 76 |
| 01 | 19 | 78 | 6 | | | 103 |
| 02 | 23 | 67 | 8 | | | 98 |
| 03 | 24 | 54 | 17 | 23 | | 118 |
| 04 | 20 | 63 | 39 | 43 | 11 | 176 |
| 05 | 5 | 41 | 43 | 44 | 24 | 157 |
| 06 | | 19 | 37 | 38 | 36 | 130 |
| 07 | | 9 | 53 | 42 | 39 | 143 |
| 08 | | 27 | 42 | 45 | 25 | 139 |
| 09 | | 16 | 33 | 39 | 39 | 127 |
| 10 | | 6 | 52 | 41 | 26 | 125 |
| 11 | | 1 | 47 | 48 | 15 | 111 |
| 12 | | 12 | 50 | 49 | 26 | 137 |
| 13 | | 10 | 44 | 60 | 45 | 159 |
| 14 | 1 | 12 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 178 |
| 15 | 4 | 12 | 54 | 69 | 48 | 187 |
| 16 | 10 | 25 | 55 | 73 | 57 | 220 |
| 17 | 18 | 24 | 55 | 64 | 32 | 193 |
| 18 | 23 | 10 | 48 | 37 | 15 | 133 |
| 19 | 25 | 30 | 46 | 25 | | 126 |
| 20 | 33 | 52 | 42 | 21 | | 148 |
| 21 | 30 | 24 | 24 | | | 78 |
| 22 | 27 | 14 | 26 | | | 67 |
| 23 | 22 | 32 | 8 | | | 62 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
| | 759 | 1799 | 2477 | 2115 | 914 | 8064 |

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

| Band | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
--------------------------------------------------------------
| 80 | 90.5% | 5.1% | 0.3% | 0.5% | 3.6% | |
| 40 | 57.1% | 28.3% | 1.2% | 0.5% | 11.6% | 1.2% |
| 20 | 48.4% | 34.7% | 2.1% | 0.7% | 12.5% | 1.5% |
| 15 | 34.4% | 38.1% | 2.4% | 0.7% | 22.9% | 1.5% |
| 10 | 33.5% | 33.9% | 4.7% | 2.1% | 23.2% | 2.5% |
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Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
1A | EU | | | | | |
1S | AS | | | | | |
3A | EU | | | | | |
3B6 | AF | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
3B9 | AF | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | | | |
3D2/c | OC | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | | | |
3V | AF | | | | | |
3W | AS | | | | | 1 | 1
3X | AF | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | |
4J | AS | | | | 1 | | 1
4L | AS | | | | 3 | | 3
4O | EU | | 1 | | | | 1
4S | AS | | | | | |
4U1I | EU | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | |
4W | OC | | | | | |
4X | AS | | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 6
5A | AF | | | | | |
5B | AS | | | | 1 | | 1
5H | AF | | | | | |
5N | AF | | | | | |
5R | AF | | | | | |
5T | AF | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | | 1 | | 1
5X | AF | | | | | |
5Z | AF | | | | | |
6W | AF | | | | | 1 | 1
6Y | NA | | | | | |
7O | AS | | | | | |
7P | AF | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | |
7X | AF | | | | | |
8P | NA | | | | | 2 | 2
8Q | AS | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | | |
9A | EU | 8 | 11 | 13 | 6 | 5 | 43
9G | AF | | | | | |
9H | EU | | | 1 | | 1 | 2
9J | AF | | | | | |
9K | AS | | | | | |
9L | AF | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | | 1 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 9
9M6 | OC | | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 3
9N | AS | | | | | |
9Q | AF | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | | | |
9X | AF | | | | | 1 | 1
9Y | SA | | | | | |
A2 | AF | | | | | |
A3 | OC | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
A5 | AS | | | | | |
A6 | AS | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 6
A7 | AS | | | | | |
A9 | AS | | | | 1 | | 1
AP | AS | | | | | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | |
BV | AS | | 2 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 8
BV9P | AS | | | | | |
BY | AS | | 5 | 4 | 14 | 1 | 24
C2 | OC | | | | | |
C3 | EU | | | | | |
C5 | AF | | | | | |
C6 | NA | | | | | |
C9 | AF | | | | | |
CE | SA | | 1 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 13
CE0X | SA | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | | |
CM | NA | | 6 | 9 | 10 | 1 | 26
CN | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
CP | SA | | | 1 | | | 1
CT | EU | 2 | 5 | 7 | 6 | 7 | 27
CT3 | AF | 2 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 12
CU | EU | | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 7
CX | SA | | 2 | 5 | 4 | 6 | 17
CY0 | NA | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | | |
D4 | AF | | | | | |
D6 | AF | | | | | |
DL | EU | 148 | 207 | 240 | 107 | 44 | 746
DU | OC | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 5
E3 | AF | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | | |
E6 | OC | | | | | |
E7 | EU | 3 | 2 | 6 | 3 | 1 | 15
EA | EU | 19 | 33 | 40 | 43 | 38 | 173
EA6 | EU | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 5
EA8 | AF | 2 | 2 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 16
EA9 | AF | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
EI | EU | 4 | 6 | 10 | 9 | | 29
EK | AS | | | | | |
EL | AF | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | |
ER | EU | 1 | 5 | 3 | 1 | | 10
ES | EU | 6 | 3 | 3 | 5 | 4 | 21
ET | AF | | | | | |
EU | EU | 13 | 14 | 10 | 7 | 3 | 47
EX | AS | | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 7
EY | AS | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
EZ | AS | | | | | |
F | EU | 19 | 34 | 42 | 46 | 6 | 147
FG | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 5
FH | AF | | | | | |
FJ | NA | | | | | |
FK | OC | | | | | |
FK/c | OC | | | | | |
FM | NA | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
FO | OC | | | | | |
FO/a | OC | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | | |
FR | AF | | | 2 | | | 2
FS | NA | | | | | |
FT/g | AF | | | | | |
FT/j | AF | | | | | |
FT/t | AF | | | | | |
FT/w | AF | | | | | |
FT/x | AF | | | | | |
FT/z | AF | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | |
FY | SA | | | | | |
G | EU | 25 | 47 | 69 | 48 | 2 | 191
GD | EU | | | | | |
GI | EU | 1 | 2 | 4 | 2 | | 9
GJ | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
GM | EU | 4 | 5 | 11 | 6 | | 26
GM/s | EU | | 1 | | | | 1
GU | EU | | 1 | | | | 1
GW | EU | 2 | 5 | 6 | 4 | | 17
H4 | OC | | | | | |
H40 | OC | | | | | |
HA | EU | 8 | 8 | 17 | 9 | 4 | 46
HB | EU | 5 | 5 | 8 | 9 | 2 | 29
HB0 | EU | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 5
HC | SA | | | 1 | | | 1
HC8 | SA | | | | | |
HH | NA | | | | | |
HI | NA | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
HK | SA | 1 | 4 | 5 | 2 | 2 | 14
HK0/a | NA | | | | | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | |
HL | AS | 1 | 8 | 9 | 21 | 8 | 47
HP | NA | | | | | |
HR | NA | | | | | |
HS | AS | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5
HV | EU | | | | | |
HZ | AS | | 4 | 3 | 3 | 4 | 14
I | EU | 67 | 126 | 168 | 147 | 18 | 526
IG9 | AF | | | | | |
IS | EU | 1 | | 2 | 5 | 2 | 10
IT9 | EU | 6 | 6 | 11 | 9 | 3 | 35
J2 | AF | | | 1 | | | 1
J3 | NA | | | | | |
J5 | AF | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
J7 | NA | | | | | |
J8 | NA | | | | | |
JA | AS | 4 | 134 | 211 | 381 | 154 | 884
JD/m | OC | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | |
JT | AS | | | 1 | | | 1
JW | EU | | | | | |
JW/b | EU | | | | | |
JX | EU | | | | | 1 | 1
JY | AS | | | | | |
K | NA | 30 | 449 | 775 | 736 | 291 | 2281
KG4 | NA | | | | | |
KH0 | OC | | | 1 | | | 1
KH1 | OC | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | | | | 2 | 2 | 4
KH3 | OC | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | 2 | 7 | 1 | | 10
KH7K | OC | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | | |
KH8/s | OC | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | |
KL | NA | | 4 | 7 | 1 | 1 | 13
KP1 | NA | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 6
KP4 | NA | | 2 | 3 | 6 | 5 | 16
KP5 | NA | | | | | |
LA | EU | 7 | 15 | 12 | 11 | 4 | 49
LU | SA | | 5 | 11 | 11 | 10 | 37
LX | EU | 6 | 7 | 6 | 4 | 2 | 25
LY | EU | 6 | 5 | 6 | 8 | 9 | 34
LZ | EU | 6 | 12 | 12 | 10 | 5 | 45
OA | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
OD | AS | | | 2 | 1 | 1 | 4
OE | EU | 4 | 11 | 12 | 3 | 1 | 31
OH | EU | 18 | 17 | 15 | 19 | 23 | 92
OH0 | EU | | | 1 | | | 1
OJ0 | EU | | | | | |
OK | EU | 29 | 40 | 37 | 15 | 10 | 131
OM | EU | 18 | 16 | 18 | 6 | 3 | 61
ON | EU | 10 | 22 | 23 | 9 | 1 | 65
OX | NA | | | 1 | | | 1
OY | EU | | | | | |
OZ | EU | 7 | 12 | 8 | 8 | 6 | 41
P2 | OC | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
P4 | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
P5 | AS | | | | | |
PA | EU | 23 | 51 | 91 | 18 | 5 | 188
PJ2 | SA | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 3
PJ4 | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
PJ5 | NA | | | | | |
PJ7 | NA | | | | | |
PY | SA | | 6 | 15 | 21 | 16 | 58
PY0F | SA | | | | | |
PY0S | SA | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | | | 1 | | 1
R1FJ | EU | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | |
S2 | AS | | | | | |
S5 | EU | 13 | 23 | 26 | 11 | 5 | 78
S7 | AF | | | | | |
S9 | AF | | | | | |
SM | EU | 11 | 19 | 11 | 6 | 5 | 52
SP | EU | 48 | 57 | 39 | 25 | 15 | 184
ST | AF | | | | | |
SU | AF | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
SV | EU | 9 | 5 | 14 | 11 | 3 | 42
SV/a | EU | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
SV9 | EU | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
T2 | OC | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | |
T7 | EU | | | | | |
T8 | OC | | | | | |
TA | AS | | 1 | | | | 1
TA1 | EU | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 5
TF | EU | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | | 8
TG | NA | | | 2 | | | 2
TI | NA | | 1 | | | | 1
TI9 | NA | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | |
TK | EU | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
TL | AF | | | | | |
TN | AF | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | | |
TT | AF | | | | | |
TU | AF | | | | | |
TY | AF | | | | | |
TZ | AF | | | | | |
UA | EU | 61 | 90 | 101 | 47 | 37 | 336
UA2 | EU | 3 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 7
UA9 | AS | 19 | 45 | 66 | 52 | 36 | 218
UK | AS | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 7
UN | AS | 3 | 6 | 8 | 7 | 4 | 28
UR | EU | 52 | 80 | 76 | 30 | 29 | 267
V2 | NA | | | | | |
V3 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
V4 | NA | | | | | |
V5 | AF | | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 3
V6 | OC | | | | | |
V7 | OC | | | | | |
V8 | OC | | | | | |
VE | NA | 8 | 55 | 84 | 73 | 18 | 238
VK | OC | | 3 | 13 | 7 | 13 | 36
VK0H | AF | | | | | |
VK0M | OC | | | | | |
VK9C | OC | | | | | |
VK9L | OC | | | | | |
VK9M | OC | | | | | |
VK9N | OC | | | | | |
VK9W | OC | | | | | |
VK9X | OC | | | | | |
VP2E | NA | | | | | |
VP2M | NA | | | | | |
VP2V | NA | | | | | |
VP5 | NA | | | | | |
VP6 | OC | | | | | |
VP6/d | OC | | | | | |
VP8 | SA | | | | | 1 | 1
VP8/g | SA | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | |
VP8/o | SA | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
VQ9 | AF | | | | | |
VR | AS | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
VU | AS | | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 6
VU4 | AS | | | | | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | |
XE | NA | | 1 | 4 | 4 | | 9
XF4 | NA | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | |
XU | AS | | | | | |
XW | AS | | | | | |
XX9 | AS | | | | | |
XZ | AS | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | 1 | | | 1
YB | OC | | 13 | 6 | 12 | 4 | 35
YI | AS | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | |
YL | EU | 7 | 7 | 9 | 7 | 6 | 36
YN | NA | | | | | |
YO | EU | 15 | 21 | 19 | 10 | 3 | 68
YS | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
YU | EU | 5 | 6 | 20 | 3 | 2 | 36
YV | SA | | 2 | 4 | 4 | 2 | 12
YV0 | NA | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | |
Z3 | EU | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 5
Z6 | EU | | | | | |
Z8 | AF | | | | | |
ZA | EU | | | | | |
ZB | EU | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | | |
ZD7 | AF | | | | | |
ZD8 | AF | | | | | |
ZD9 | AF | | | | | |
ZF | NA | | | | | |
ZK3 | OC | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | 3 | 9 | 7 | 3 | 22
ZL7 | OC | | | | | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 6
ZS | AF | | 2 | 4 | 5 | 10 | 21
ZS8 | AF | | | | | |
======================================================
| | 779 | 1852 | 2569 | 2185 | 953 | 8338

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Worked States/Provinces

| 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
================================================
CT | 3 | 5 | 11 | 11 | 6 | 36
MA | 4 | 16 | 28 | 20 | 11 | 79
ME | | 2 | 4 | 5 | 2 | 13
NH | 2 | 9 | 13 | 13 | 5 | 42
RI | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 9
VT | | 3 | 3 | 4 | 1 | 11
NJ | 2 | 16 | 25 | 17 | 13 | 73
NY | 3 | 32 | 42 | 36 | 11 | 124
DE | | 2 | 5 | 4 | 4 | 15
PA | 3 | 20 | 27 | 20 | 11 | 81
MD | 2 | 13 | 19 | 18 | 10 | 62
AL | | 10 | 16 | 22 | 8 | 56
FL | 1 | 17 | 33 | 28 | 15 | 94
GA | | 13 | 13 | 12 | 5 | 43
KY | | 4 | 14 | 8 | 6 | 32
NC | | 14 | 31 | 25 | 16 | 86
SC | | 3 | 9 | 5 | 3 | 20
TN | | 12 | 12 | 21 | 9 | 54
VA | 3 | 31 | 32 | 34 | 18 | 118
AR | | | 3 | 3 | 3 | 9
LA | | 5 | 8 | 7 | 5 | 25
MS | | 5 | 8 | 9 | 5 | 27
NM | | 1 | 2 | 5 | | 8
OK | | 2 | 4 | 8 | 3 | 17
TX | | 14 | 27 | 40 | 12 | 93
CA | | 28 | 57 | 59 | 5 | 149
AZ | | 11 | 22 | 22 | 7 | 62
ID | | 1 | 4 | 7 | | 12
MT | | 2 | 5 | 4 | | 11
NV | | 2 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 7
OR | | 11 | 22 | 18 | 1 | 52
UT | | 1 | 7 | 2 | | 10
WA | | 20 | 38 | 27 | | 85
WY | | | | 3 | 1 | 4
MI | | 7 | 17 | 13 | 7 | 44
OH | 2 | 15 | 33 | 31 | 10 | 91
WV | 1 | 4 | 5 | 2 | 1 | 13
IL | 1 | 22 | 34 | 25 | 14 | 96
IN | | 6 | 11 | 8 | 2 | 27
WI | | 5 | 11 | 17 | 6 | 39
CO | | 9 | 15 | 17 | 6 | 47
IA | | 5 | 8 | 6 | 3 | 22
KS | | 5 | 7 | 9 | 4 | 25
MN | 1 | 19 | 39 | 40 | 16 | 115
MO | | 8 | 15 | 16 | 10 | 49
ND | | 3 | 3 | 3 | 1 | 10
NE | | | 3 | 4 | 3 | 10
SD | | | | 1 | | 1
NB | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 3
NS | | 1 | 4 | 3 | | 8
NF | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
PEI | 1 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 9
LB | | | | | |
QC | 4 | 12 | 12 | 12 | 3 | 43
ON | 3 | 27 | 33 | 33 | 13 | 109
MB | | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 4
SK | | 3 | 3 | 5 | | 11
AB | | 2 | 9 | 7 | | 18
BC | | 4 | 14 | 8 | | 26
NT | | | | | |
YT | | | | | |
NU | | | | | |
================================================
| 37 | 489 | 829 | 786 | 301 | 2442

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Worked zones

| 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
===============================================
01 | | 4 | 6 | 1 | 1 | 12
02 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
03 | | 80 | 165 | 146 | 14 | 405
04 | 7 | 189 | 338 | 367 | 150 | 1051
05 | 30 | 220 | 328 | 274 | 136 | 988
06 | | 1 | 3 | 4 | | 8
07 | | 3 | 4 | 2 | 1 | 10
08 | 1 | 13 | 13 | 19 | 10 | 56
09 | 2 | 9 | 11 | 9 | 6 | 37
10 | | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 5
11 | | 5 | 18 | 22 | 16 | 61
12 | | 1 | 4 | 3 | 4 | 12
13 | | 6 | 16 | 14 | 17 | 53
14 | 285 | 469 | 576 | 333 | 125 | 1788
15 | 245 | 336 | 383 | 271 | 105 | 1340
16 | 127 | 181 | 187 | 88 | 64 | 647
17 | 14 | 36 | 41 | 30 | 10 | 131
18 | 5 | 16 | 25 | 20 | 23 | 89
19 | 1 | 5 | 8 | 7 | 9 | 30
20 | 30 | 43 | 53 | 34 | 14 | 174
21 | 1 | 5 | 5 | 10 | 5 | 26
22 | | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 6
23 | | | 1 | | | 1
24 | | 7 | 6 | 16 | 3 | 32
25 | 6 | 137 | 217 | 389 | 150 | 899
26 | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 6
27 | | 1 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 10
28 | | 15 | 10 | 15 | 9 | 49
29 | | | 2 | 1 | 4 | 7
30 | | 3 | 11 | 6 | 8 | 28
31 | | 2 | 6 | 1 | | 9
32 | | 3 | 8 | 8 | 3 | 22
33 | 4 | 4 | 9 | 7 | 5 | 29
34 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
35 | | | | | 1 | 1
36 | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
37 | | | 1 | | | 1
38 | | 3 | 4 | 6 | 10 | 23
39 | | | 1 | | | 1
40 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 10
===============================================
| 761 | 1803 | 2476 | 2116 | 914 | 8070

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WØAG   SOAB LP   58,3402013-09-30 15:03:04
2nd RTTY contest for me and very enjoyable - up until I lost 20M transmit early
on. Switched to 15M to pick up some slack and discovered that I hadn't
properly configured the narrower filters for RTTY on my K2. Between realigning
those and social commitments my score wasn't very good, but I'll be back!
 
KI1G   M/2 HP   8,880,0032013-09-30 15:48:09
Congrats to W1UE and K9CT on super scores.

Conditions seemed better Saturday than Sunday but nice JA openings on 15 each
evening.

Our friend Murphy came to visit in the form of computer and amplifier problems
which we hope to have resolved to try this again next year.

We ran MMTTY with 2Tone in clone window, results were mixed but most stations
printed easily on one or the other.

Thanks for all the QSO's and hope to print you all again soon.

73,
Rick KI1G
 
K2QB   SOAB LP   62,7692013-09-30 16:39:25
Limited time but had fun. FT2K, Optibeam OD9-5, Cuscraft R7, N1MM, MTTY all
worked perfectly.
 
KK4EIR   SOAB HP   297,2982013-09-30 16:42:16
ELECRAFT K3
KPA500
BNUT HF9V GROUND MOUNTED
 
KA2KON   SOAB(A) LP   721,1302013-09-30 16:43:07
Not nearly as good as last year. Had a new radio (Icom 7600) that I had to
figure out its settings for best print. And 10 meters was a bust for me. Last
year i had around 300 Q's. Not this year. I maybe spent too much time on 15
meters. Fun weekend though.

Icom 7600 Icom 746
Force 12 C4SXL at 60 feet
HyGain HYTower
 
WN6K   SOAB LP   674,1062013-09-30 16:46:52
Glad the Sun was bright on the Friday/Saturday part (Sunday was fading like most
of we ops)

Worked 76 DXCCs and my BIC was broken Sunday for Father Inlaw's 92nd Birthday
for a few hours.

Those that know me...1.1 books read. I have been working on a WAS WARC Band
Project for the past couple of months and when I moved to RTTY mode, it seemed
like being in a wind tunnel.

The Contest Window is officially open - Bring It!

WN6K, Paul
 
KB1LRL   SOAB LP   288,7222013-09-30 17:11:55
First solo effort now that I have a place to put up a real station. Used Icom
7000 with a G5RV antenna and had fun with it. Many thanks go to Gordon, N1MGO
for his help in setting up the software to do this, and for getting me started
in this.
 
AG4W   SOAB HP   2,198,5602013-09-30 17:20:02
I enjoy this contest more every year. Thank you to every one that called. Rig
was FTDX5000, AL-1200 to delta loop on 80M, 3 element vertical array for 40M, 3
element quad up 40 feet for 10-20M. Added NE and NW beverage this year. Saw
improvement on 80M from the new receiving antenna. Not near as many contacts on
10M this year but more than made up for it on the other bands. Lost multipliers
but had over 100 more contacts than last year. Even the state multipliers on
10M were much less this year. I do find each year more fun since more hams are
trying and getting hooked on RTTY contesting.
 
WB2AIV   SOSB/10 HP   1,8202013-09-30 17:24:14
K3 + P3 + KPA500 into an 80m Windom at 30 feet. Operated late Sunday afternoon.
 
KT7E   SOAB HP   125,6322013-09-30 17:27:22
Why don't these brackets reflect the same from bracketry N1MM? I'm sure I got it
wrong but the score is correct. it was fun, right up until the 65mph wind tore
down the RV cover and frame. The rest of the weekend I spent cleaning up the
mess.
I wish I had more time!

73 all

Joe KT7E
 
K3FIV   SOAB LP   61,2002013-09-30 17:41:16
Good conditions! I was even able to work EU, which is very unusual
for my 100-watts-and-a-wire station. So I focused on working DX,
and getting a handful of new countries for my DXCC count.

Pacific activity was a bit disappointing. I worked Samoa and Guam as well as
JA and ZL, but didn't hear any other countries -- even VK.

With the bands open, there was plenty of room to spread out. It was
nice to be able to work an EU station followed immediately by Asia.
Many of the pileups were just crazy brawls with few Qs occurring, so I
just passed those by and continued S&Ping for new countries.
 
W3FV   SOAB(A) HP   2,782,0302013-09-30 17:44:54
My apologies to all for the bad timing of my responses to calls during the
contest. Computer needs to be replaced and it's slow response caused my
timing
to be way off when replying to callers, especially during runs. In many cases
you had at call me a second time while I was waiting on my station PC to
process my first entry of your call. Will be rebuilding and fixing the problem
soon. I knew of the problem going into the test. Could not build a new PC in
time for this contest, so just did the best I could. Did not want to miss out
on all the fun. Thanks again for you patience
 
VE6WQ(@VE6JY)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   821,4912013-09-30 17:50:26
Looking at the flux values during the prior week and the predicted flux for the
weekend, I decided to go 20m rather than 15m. Solar flux is a major factor at
this northern latitude. Conditions all weekend were very good due to the quiet
geomagnetic field. Friday evening started out with good condx to the US and
gradually as we approached local midnight the band opened very well over the
pole to central Asia and eastern Europe. Signals were excellent but I had to
get some sleep at about 0700z after a busy day at work and still recovering
from a bad cold. I’m sure if I could have stayed awake the score would have
been higher. When I got up at 1230 the band was still in great shape and this
lasted throughout the daylight hours. Saturday evening did not seem as good as
Friday night and so I took a few hours sleep at 0230z before getting up at
0700z. There were strong signals over the pole but they gradually faded so went
back to sleep at 0930 and got up at 1130. Lots of signals from Europe but I had
to S&P for a couple of hours as the Europeans were busy working each other
and not listening for NA.

Activity seemed really high and 20m was extremely crowded making it really hard
to find a clear frequency to call CQ at any time. On Sunday afternoon I had to
go up near 14.150 to find a clear spot. In the US I missed only WY and SD and
in Canada never heard a VO1 a VE4 and of course the northern territories.
Overall the total Qs and mults were down from last year’s 15m effort but the
score was much higher due to the long European openings and 3 point QSOs. Very
little activity from Asia throughout the contest. I heard only one BY calling
someone but never worked him though I called a lot of CQs beaming to Asia.
Missed zones 24, 29, 35, 36 and 37.

Having 7 5 ele yagis provides an amazing amount of flexibility and I had to
turn the 200 ft top yagi only a couple of times to beak a pileup on a
multiplier that I needed. Watching the spots there were about 10 mults I never
heard. Going in the assisted category sure makes for a more pleasant and
somewhat relaxing experience.

As always Don is a super host bringing me meals and coffee and making sure that
the station is in top shape. See you all on SSB.

Equipment: ICOM 756ProII, Alpha 76 amp
Antennas: 5x5x5x5 on a 200ft tower and 5x5x5 on 160ft tower
 
W6UX   SOAB LP   448,8122013-09-30 17:55:20
I've never seen the RTTY bands this congested for a contest since I got into
this sport back in 2009. The 15m band was packed with signals for over 100
kHz! 15 and 20 were open late on Saturday and this was a lot of fun.

73, Jeff
 
N2BJ   SOAB(A) HP   1,640,3942013-09-30 17:55:57
NICE CONDITONS FOR A CHANGE
 
WS7V   SOAB LP   346,2562013-09-30 18:07:15
Operating time limited because of a dinner date, birthday party, and family. The
80 meter dipole failed during high winds that were preceding a cold front.
 
W1DX   M/S HP   3,564,1602013-09-30 18:29:37
The ops on the run station had more than a lot of fun in this contest. 10M was
open both days as was 20M but 15M was definitely where the action was. It
didn't seem to matter where the antenna was aimed. SA, EU, AS, OC and USA were
calling us at the same heading. We ran JAs for hours. We neglected 20M and 10M
while 15M was going. Wish we could have two runs going at the same time.

In hindsight we should have run as a Multi-2 to maximize the club score and the
fun.

Thanks to Mike K1DM, Pat NG1G, Ken K3IU, John W1XX for being the ground crew
the days before the start. Having the 15M stack was a big plus. And thank you
Nancy W1NAN, for keeping us in calories.

73, John, W1AN
 
N4KG   SOAB(A) HP   307,6712013-09-30 18:32:30
ALL contacts were Search and Pounce or from Packet Spots in a very part-time
effort. I spent Friday evening opening up my SB-220 to find why only one tube
was glowing. The filaments were both OK so I Soldered ALL the Filament Pins to
the 35 year old sockets. Voila, they both glowed!

This was my FIRST time using N1MM. NOT FUN !

I really missed the Show Call and Show Country Function Keys of NA until I
discovered that the lower log box in N1MM displays same call QSO's. Typing in
a prefix (including number) shows QSO's with that prefix (including number) so
it's not quite the same as Show Country but is somewhat useful.

I also missed the nice compact layout of NA with larger (More Readable) Log
Display, score display (by band) and selectable boxes. Yes, you can duplicate
most of those in N1MM IF you have a Very Large Screen (or multiple screens).

Next time I hope to have the Bandmap Feature enabled !

I miss Windows 98 and Serial Ports (and yes, DOS !)

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
VE3SS   SOAB HP   136,4272013-09-30 18:37:20
Great band conditions and lots of activity made
for a fantastic contest experience. Only a part time
effort and all of it S & P. Wish I had more time for
this one.
 
NXØI   SOAB(A) LP   689,8652013-09-30 18:51:50
Great Contest with very good conditions. Bands were very quiet here in
Missouri.
Thunder storm Saturday morning caused some issues with rain noise but front
passed through very quickly. I think it caused a malfunction in my 15 meter
trap
on my Hustler 6-BTV vertical as it started showing high SWR on 15 and I
couldn't use 15 at all after the storm. I'm sure I missed quite a few mults
because of that.
Look forward to next year and the other CQ contests coming up.
73's
Jerry
 
K3MJW   M/S HP   3,534,7862013-09-30 18:53:24
Big fun
 
NO2T   SOAB(A) HP   991,1042013-09-30 18:55:18
Still recovering from storm "Sandy". Wires for low bands and a single
Tribander. Bad coax/Triband ant causing arcing above 300 watts. Very good
conditions in Northern New Jersey.
Thanks for the QSO's. 73 de Jerry NO2T
 
NR4M   M/M HP   11,050,4052013-09-30 18:56:00
Had 5 ops that had minimal contesting or ham radio or n1mm experience, do this
operation was a bit less polished than others may have been in the past. This
said, it was lots of fun and much was learned.

Conditions were great, especially on 10! Been a while since it's been that
good. 'Roasted' a remote switch box on 10 with all the CQ'ing, the power and
1.7:1 SWR on the stack. Hey, that's the way it goes sometimes.

For a bit of change in snacks, on Friday, I fixed up some 'boiled peanuts'
(southern thing) which went over about like a 'hooker in church.' Maybe I
should stick to pretzels and potato chips!

Thanks for all the Q's and being patient with the rough-around-the-edges
operating.

73 de the Goat Farm
 
WØERP   SOAB LP   527,2962013-09-30 19:05:33
Last year I had 479 qso's and 382,941 points. Logger said 19 hrs hard to stay in
the chair when the weather is nice. I had a few dupes. I thought 10 was better
last year but I might have been on 10 at the wrong time. My goal was 1000 qso's
I got half that but improved on last years score. I think I would have hit 1000
qso's if I stayed in the chair longer. no visits from murphy just stations
would move in on me while running. I need a radio with better filters for rtty
500 is not narrow enough.
Patrick
W0erp
 
W4PK   SOAB(A) HP   2,896,5392013-09-30 19:09:46
Conditions were really great this weekend, especially Saturday on 10 Meters!

On Saturday morning I did note on my K3/P3 adapter a broad-band signal above
28100 MHz about 50-75 kHz wide and with spectral lines of about 200 Hz apart.
It had two peaks and it was not local since it was fading. Also, it was not
continuous as it would key up for several seconds and then be silent for
several more seconds. The spectral lines caused problems with decoding in this
region of the band. It was also there on Sunday morning but not nearly as
strong. I assume that this must have been a spread-spectrum signal?

I was using a new (to me) computer with N1MM for this contest and on Saturday
it would mysteriously close all windows except for the N1MM rotor, the two
MMTTY DI engines, and the two 2-tone windows. Of course this would occur only
when I was running stations on both radios! This happened four times on
Saturday, and I apologize to all that I had left hanging. I finally solved it
Saturday evening by going back to doing a full reinstall of the
N1MM-FullInstaller.exe program followed up by the latest version V13.09.00
update. It ran fine all day Sunday without a problem.

I had another problem first thing on Sunday morning when all of a sudden my TX
PTT line remained keyed. I am using one of those Edgeport USB to RS-232 8-port
converters, and since I have already lost one of the RS-232 ports to lightning I
spent a couple of hours trying to figure out was wrong with it. It turned out
not to be the converter but that I had inadvertently programmed the two MMTTY
programs to use the same Com port. Since I had done this at least a couple of
months ago it is a mystery to me why it had worked as long as it did.

My software problems on Saturday and my PTT problem Sunday morning probably
cost me 5-6 hours of operating time! Regardless, I had fun with this contest
and I did do better than last year!

I used spotting assistance from the RTTY skimmers, and I must admit I was
overwhelmed by the number of spots that kept arriving. I had my spot timeout
set for 5 minutes, and even at that setting there were often many calls listed
for each frequency. I know that the skimmers have a hard time distinguishing
between those running and answering calls, and I ended up seldom using the
spots until Sunday afternoon when I finally did find several new multipliers.


Highlights of the contest were while running being called by a JT, a VU,
several YB, ZL, ZS, VK UA0, and many JA's! Lowlights were being called by
quite a few stations who did not put leading and ending spaces around their
calls!

Thanks for all the Q's and for putting up with me mysteriously disappearing on
four occasions Saturday!

73, Sam W4PK
 
W4WWQ   SOAB LP   196,5822013-09-30 20:28:26
K3, P3, 3 ele StepIR, 80/40 trapped dipole. Less BIC this year and low power
dropped my score to about half of last years score. Started on 20M and felt I
couldn't get in the groove. But when I changed to 40M everything seemed normal
/ good. I don't know how to drink enough coffee to stay awake.
 
WF7T   SOAB LP   135,5842013-09-30 22:16:23
Thanks to the organizers for a fun RTTY contest. Had to steal away time from
social activities to play for a few hours here and there. My appreciation to
the DX and domestic stations who listened for my call.

I was frustrated (as usual) by my lack of success on 20M. 40, 15, and 10M were
another story, where signals were loud and easy. It is always fun to have
openings to EU on 10M, but also a real treat when Asia is coming in strong as
well.

73 Brad WF7T
Nashville, TN

---

IC-7600, IC-756Pro2 @ 100W (barely)
G5RV @ 12M (I really need to retire this antenna)
N1MM v13.9.1/MMTTY (AFSK)/YCCC SO2R+
 
5B4AIF(5B4AIE)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   958,5762013-09-30 23:17:58
Enjoyed contest some great openings
Thanks to all the stations that worked me.
5 Element mono bander worked great.
73 Norman
 
N6TV   SOAB HP   52,5142013-09-30 23:19:17
First time testing RTTY using new contest logging software DXLog.net by 9A5K.
Designed as an easy transition for Win-Test users, it supports dual RTTY
decoders, including MMTTY, MMVARI, and 2Tone. Some bugs were found and
reported, but overall it worked well.

But I'm still quite the novice when it comes to RTTY Contesting.

73,
Bob, N6TV
 
VE7CC(@VE7SV)   SOAB HP   3,573,7312013-09-30 23:19:56
Pleased to see such great conditions.

Murphy was busy this year.

Just after the high bands opened to Europe on Saturday morning, I had to QRT
for 3h 35 mins to drive a friend to the airport. Then 2 hours after I got back
on, the AC power failed for 3h 15 mins during a huge wind storm. That certainly
didn't help the score.

On Sunday I found 10 was open to Europe, but i could not switch antennas
properly. Spent another 45 mins going up and down the tower in pouring rain
trying to figure out the problem. Finally got it fixed. The tower is 1000 ft
from the shack, but requires a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get up the muddy road
to where it is, on top of a small mountain. The antenna switches have been
damaged by lightning strikes twice in the last couple of months.

Have a bad local noise problem on high bands when beaming towards Europe. This
really slowed things down and lost many QSOs. Dale, VE7SV, and myself have been
looking for the source of this noise since late last year. We are still
looking!

Thanks for all the QSOs. In spite of all the problems, I had a great time.

Lee VE7CC
 
OHØV(OH4KA)   SOSB/20 HP   976,0302013-09-30 23:54:29
Thanks for OH6LI and OH6RX let me use of them awsome station.
gearset: IC-7600 + 3o3 + 3o3 +3el on 20m

Thanks for QSOs, this contest rocks..


73 Kari OH4KA
 
UA4FQI   SOSB(A)/15 LP   152,7812013-10-01 00:03:10
All tnx, 73!
 
GM3W(GM3SEK)   SOSB/15 HP   682,5002013-10-01 01:09:47
Same station as last year, same single band (15m), same operator and almost
exactly the same numbers of QSOs and multipliers.

The differences? This year was NON-assisted, and it was far more fun to find
new stations and multipliers for myself. A greater effort to work JAs on both
mornings brought a 4% increase in claimed QSO points and total score.

Highlights: being called by double mults (special thanks to CP1FF - wow!); the
pleasure of being a mult for other people; and the pleasure of closing the band
out very late in the evenings. Thanks to everyone for making this such a good
contest.
 
DJ6QT   M/S HP   3,415,2302013-10-01 01:33:53
We worked only with one Trcv, for Mults a second radio would be good.
 
OK3C(OK2ZC)   SOAB(A) QRP   814,3802013-10-01 01:56:20
tnx for all QSO especially ZL1G, VK6IR, VK3TDX, AL9A

KH7M has S9 signal here, but not copy me

comments here in czech with some photos
http://ok2zc.blogspot.cz/2013/10/cq-ww-rtty-2013.html

72 Ludek OK2ZC/OK3C
 
KA7CVJ   SOAB(A) LP   79,2102013-10-01 01:58:56
CQWWRTTY Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2013-09-28

CallSign Used : KA7CVJ
Operator(s) : KA7CVJ

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : RTTY
Default Exchange : 03 AZ
Gridsquare : DM43AI

Name : John Kinney
Address : 946 W. Diamond Dr.
City/State/Zip : Tempe AZ 85283
Country : USA

ARRL Section : AZ
Club/Team : Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
Software : N1MM Logger V13.7.1

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
7 33 61 6 8 13
14 36 82 13 19 11
21 98 219 20 29 24
28 33 83 13 17 5
Total 200 445 52 73 53


Score : 79,210
Rig :

Antennas :

Soapbox :


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



Date : 2013-10-01 KA7CVJ John Kinney
 
VE7ACN(@VE7UF)   M/M HP   7,574,7502013-10-01 03:53:47
VE7FO, VE7MID, VE7JH, VA7DX, and VE7ACN returned for this 2013 CQWW RTTY. It
was decided to use VE7ACN's call because he spent the 2 afternoons before the
contest installing two more 5 element 10M monoband beams with stack match for
all three 10M monoband antennas and cables on the 170 foot tower. The new 10M
antennas worked FB but the band was not as good as last year or the activity
was not as good. We did work a few EU on 10 though. We did better on the
other bands and our score is 25% higher than last year. The weather was
challenging but didn't cause anything to break. We are happy with the new
station record CQWW RTTY score which appears to stand tall in zone 3. Our
thanks go to all that called.

73, Duane VE7UF
 
OMØA(OMØAAO)   SOAB(A) LP   906,3382013-10-01 03:55:41
First experiences with SO2R setup, what a great FUN!
 
WN1G(@KY4F)   M/S LP   90,4052013-10-01 04:01:03
Linda and I enjoyed working this contest albeit in a very casual manner. It's
been a while since WN1G was on the air, so we thought we'd ease back into it!

Thanks for all the QSO's and hope to see everyone again soon!

73,
Doug & Linda
KY4F WN1G
 
AB5K   SOAB HP   4,635,9492013-10-01 04:26:16
Well K5NA was teasing me about when I would finish station building and get back
on and operate so I took the hint and patched enough of what was operating
together to do the contest. Thanks Richard.

There is still lots to do as the top 40 does not have a rotor, the big 20 meter
rotating stack on 20 does not have a rotor (fixed on EU), there is only one Yagi
on 10 meters at 50 feet and no there are no beverage antennas for 80.

Despite the missing pieces there was enough hardware up to make a good
showing.

Minor issues included a problem with one of the amps, one crash with 2-tone,
and an operator that was a wee bit out of practice. The bands were in great
shape and just like the energizer bunny kept going and going.

Great test and it was fun to be back active for CQWW RTTY. Thanks to
everyone for all of the Q’s.

73 Terry AB5K
 
YS1/NP3J(JA6WFM)   SOAB LP   1,126,5762013-10-01 05:00:16
TS-480 16m long wire ICOM AH-4
N1MM MMTTY MicroHAM USB Interface II

I enjoyed RTTY
but any EU station repeat endless call.
I understand heavy QRM in EU
but was disgusted.
Hiro
JA6WFM
 
K4MM(@W4UH)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   800,2762013-10-01 05:36:19
SOSB (A) 15M
Many Thanks to Dan, W4UH, for the use of his world class station. I also
learned a lot of tricks with N1MM. "An old dog can learn new tricks."
Hi!
Station = See W4UH on qrz.com.

Rig: Ten Tec Orion II
Amp: Alpha 89
Ant: Stacked 11 el Opti Beams.

Thanks to all tha worked me. See you all next major contest. 73 Tom K4MM
 
W7WLS(W7SLS)   SOAB(A) LP   110,3342013-10-01 06:44:13
CQWWRTTY Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2013-09-28

CallSign Used : W7SLS
Operator(s) : W7SLS

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : RTTY
Default Exchange : 03 WA
Gridsquare : CN85QT

Name : Scott Scheirman
Address : 25115 NE 68th Ct
City/State/Zip : Battle Ground WA 98604
Country : USA

ARRL Section : WWA
Club/Team : Willamette Valley DX Club
Software : N1MM Logger V13.9.1

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
3.5 4 5 1 2 4
7 35 71 10 12 15
14 89 194 17 32 25
21 86 199 20 41 19
28 15 28 9 7 8
Total 229 497 57 94 71


Score : 110,334
Rig : Icom 756 Pro 3, US Navigator

Antennas : Hustler 6BTV (ground mounted, ~30 radials)
~200 foot random wire, SGC-230 Antenna Tuner
Soapbox : Great contest this year!


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



Date : 2013-10-01 Signature :
 
9A2EU(@9A6B)   SOAB(A) LP   807,5202013-10-01 07:06:31
I had limited time due to family commitments(birthday of my niece on Saturday,
Sunday lunch...). In spite of this I enjoyed this one very much. In summer
storm in July we lost our quad, so I operated with vertical with 3 elevated
radials for 40 meters which resonates on 40 and works very well on 15 meters,
and I tune the other bands with MFJ tuner nicely. Surprised to work 21
states/provinces on 10 meters with this non-resonant antenna. It was difficult
with 100 watts and vertical to break some pileups, but worked some nice DX
especially on 40 and 15 meters. We'll be back next year with better antennas.
73 de Zlatko, 9A2EU
 
IV3JCC   SOSB(A)/15 HP   349,9792013-10-01 07:25:48
Hi
Missed my goal of 1000 qso for lightnings in sunday morning...I had to
disconnect antennas 3 hours, and for commitments saturday morning....2 hours.
My antenna at low level d'ont helps in the score.. hihi. A lot of noise during
all sunday d'ont helped too. However great fun and surprise for several new
calls in rtty. Great propagation in the two afternoons with good signals until
8 pm Z. Good run with usa in sunday afternoon. Great satisfaction break the
pile up on kh6 and kl with 100 watt to avoid tvi during news while my xyl was
watching the TV ...hihi..tnx to my wife for the patience hihi.
TNX to all for calling me, see you in the nextone ssb, waiting for my preferred
cw. 73
 
ZV2K(@PX2B)   M/S HP   3,635,7302013-10-01 08:35:43
Nice contest again! We decided to join it to check one more time our reception
conditions, bands interference etc. Operationg conditions was similar to WAE
SSB, without computer network. Now, we have a huge work to prepare the station
for CQWWSSB and future contests.

Hope to see you again soon on the air.

73's

Fernando-PY2LED/PX2B
 
WØLSD   M/S HP   3,714,2722013-10-01 08:49:06
We beat our record from last year, but were really questioning if we would with
10 not opening as good as last year. We were glad to have the openings we had
there. No real good runs though. In spite of that we were able to gather more
QSO's on other bands than last year.

We also seemed to have fewer technical issues than last year. Having the DXP38
as another monitor helped a lot and Ken had 2Tone set up on another machine to
monitor. I had heard reports that 2tone was not all that better, but I have to
say in noisy conditions it surpasses MMTTY. Having 2tone really helped things
this year. If you can't print them you can't work them!

We had some really good JA openings, even on the 2nd day we were running them
pretty well. Will have to see how that stacks up in the stats.

There seemed to be a LOT of new calls that are not in the database. A very
good sign for RTTY contesting!


73, John K0TG/0
 
NK6A   SOAB HP   205,2962013-10-01 09:36:48
Operated part time to just fill my DXCC totals for RTTY. Band conditions were
great both on 15 and 10 meters. Had only one lock up with PC HI
 
F4DXW(@F6KHM)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,164,3122013-10-01 10:02:26
Good contest
See you to wpx rtty the next year.

F4DXW Stéphane
 
9A5K   SOAB HP   172,6642013-10-01 10:02:51
Worked just couple of hours during Sunday to test some new stuff in the
software.
First time used dual decoders, MMTTY + 2Tone with DXLog.net.

73,
Chris - 9A5K
 
WA9IVH   SOAB HP   348,2062013-10-01 10:33:17
Great to see 15 and 10 meters open. Sunday pm, I was able to run Europeans for
an hour on 20. A real thrill, because with an antenna at 35 ft., I'm usually
forced to do S&P.

73, Mark WA9IVH
 
PJ4/G3TXF(@PJ4G)   SOAB HP   604,6982013-10-01 11:20:19
Sadly had to give up after about 10 hours operating, when the amplifier decided
to fail.

73 - Nigel PJ4/G3TXF (Bonaire)
 
LB8IB(@LN8W)   SOAB HP   5,084,3102013-10-01 11:40:34
This was so much fun and my best RTTY contest ever!

Last time i worked this one was in 2011 with the call LM9L40Y
I remember the propagation was very good with the solar flux reaching 190
My claimed score in 2011 was 4023244 and I had not much hope of beating that
score this year but I was so wrong :-)

I only had a short nap of 45 minutes after 26 hours and I was almost 47 hours
in the chair. After my litle nap I had some problems to recover. I got back to
the chair and started with some S&P. I could hear stations and also see
them printed on my screen, but I just didn't know what to do with it!
My memory was all gone and I couldn't work anyone!?
I went outside and walked for about 5 minutes before I returned to the chair.
After a short while my brain slowly started to work again and I was finally
able to make contacts again :-)

The solar flux this year was just a litle above 100, but a very quiet magnetic
field for the whole weekend did help a lot to boost my score.
10 meter was a big surprise with openings both days to Japan and NA.
I did not work any west coast stations on 10, but managed to get 39
states/provinces which is not bad considerng the low flux.

Thank you for all the qso's which will be uploaded to LOTW

This mode is so awesome!!


73 de
Olaf
LB8IB
 
KSØM   SOAB LP   58,0862013-10-01 12:08:50
Antenna problems allowed me to only use 15 and 20 meters. I still had some fun
for the time I was able to be in the pileups.
 
VE3BZ   SOAB HP   1,863,2192013-10-01 12:18:43
I have operated contests under various calls for 50 years but this was my first
RTTY Contest, so I felt like I were a kid again learning to run a contest. Had
hoped to operate assisted mode but internet connection was dead. Lots of fun
and looking forward to next year.
 
F4EGZ   SOSB(A)/20 LP   41,3342013-10-01 14:01:19
50w and gp 1/4 vertical
 
K4FJ   M/S HP   4,434,7302013-10-01 14:33:30
Two geezers nearly croaked! Unable to network two computers so unclear if we
can submit a score. Sucks.
 
YT5W(YU1LG)   SOSB/20 HP   399,5562013-10-01 15:21:41
73 de YU1LG
 
W6PK   SOAB(A) HP   332013-10-01 17:34:44
Tnx for QSOs!
 
NØUJJ   SOAB LP   80,4722013-10-01 18:20:27
Ft-950,70W, Ground mounted vertical,10m yagi at 20'
Good conditions,fun to hear many regulars. Always wish I had more time
to participate. Thanks for "printing"
73---Tim
 
KX7YT   SOAB HP   277,9202013-10-01 19:40:28
Great contest. Thanks to all who worked me!
 
WH7DX   SOAB HP   330,2802013-10-01 21:56:38
My first real 48 hour contest attempt. I grinded it out for approx. 35 hours
only sleeping and having a quick meal. It was a life experience and I'm glad I
committed myself, passing up a great party! I was also surprised I didn't have
a headache.

Thank you JA's for keeping me going - you represented nearly 50% of my QSOs. I
only had 115 QSO into NA because of my mountain and just 30 into EU. I was
looking for a LP opening but couldn't find one. I missed a 10M opening on
Saturday night. Oh well.

I did work 31 of 40 zones but I couldn't get a good run going other than East
Coast / Japan Grey line on 40M that was a lot of fun to work both at the same
time.

It was a fun contest and I look forward to the other contests coming up. Need
to work on some things if I can. Can't wait for LP to really open up so I can
get some real DX going.

Aloha,

Bryan
 
5C5W(CN8KD)   SOAB LP   797,4042013-10-02 00:37:14
I have been out of home till Saturday evening.
I worked about 14 hours only but I enjoyed the contest.
Thanks to everybody and I hope to see you next year.
 
HA8BE   SOSB/40 LP   162,3822013-10-02 00:39:04
Rig: FT-950
Ant: Vertical(5/8wave), Inv. Dipole
Rx ant: EWE

Nice contest, see you agn, next contest!
73, Bela
 
W8KEN   SOAB HP   1,086,0082013-10-02 06:53:51
Great Conditions and lots of stations to work.
 
K8MU   SOSB/20 LP   200,3762013-10-02 07:06:56
I operated from the summer cottage (EN83) about 2.5 hours north of the home QTH
with a K3 barefoot and a dipole at about 41 feet.

I started almost 3 hours late due to a computer problem (a hard drive failure
that prevented booting), a trip to the local county park (the only public
wireless in town) to get N1MM to install on the work laptop, and a second trip
to the park because I forgot to also download MMTTY. Once I got the software
installed and going, I discovered I'd forgotten the SignaLink/K3 interface
cable when I'd packed the radio gear 2 weeks earlier for WAE phone.

Plan B was to use the built-in audio in the laptop, but I didn't even have
cables for that. My sister (who was finishing her vacation that weekend)
graciously offered to make a 1-hour round trip to the town of Bad Axe to get me
some cables at WalMart.

I quit about 1.5 hours before the end of the contest when N1MM started acting
up and not logging some of the contacts. This year's claimed score is about 50%
better than last year, with about 100 more Qs, but fewer mutipliers. (I was 10
states short of last year.) I had a better mix of 3-point Q's this year and had
55% more QSO points on only about 19% more QSOs. It took 50% more operating time
to do it, though.

I'll definitely try to be more prepared next year, but I thought I was this
year. I had just updated N1MM on Wednesday evening, and on Friday, the computer
wouldn't boot.

Larry K8MU
 
OK7T(OK1FHI)   SOAB LP   966,7802013-10-02 08:01:32
TRX: FT2000 max 80W; ANT: 3 ele.Yagi tribander by NOVA ECO, dipole Inv.V

As a software I used only alone MMTTY 1.66G, ie. that no list of countries,
zones or State/Prov I did not have. I had only summary of the number of
connections :-)

Thank you all for nice qsos.

73 Radek, OK1FHI
http://www.ok1fhi.cz/
 
UR5FCM   SOSB(A)/15 LP   45,9002013-10-02 09:23:44
Antenna Delta 40m, LW 42 meters, Rig HomeMade, Pwr 10 Watt(s).Condx in this year
is better for me on 15m. I'm have more abt 2 my result from last year ... I'm
have problem with TX on satturday durign contest and quickly resolve it ) I'm
work only 80-15-10 m because my license class not permit work on 20 and 40m
RTTY. My result is for SO-15M category. So thanks for the nice contest and cu
in next year!
 
WØEM   SOAB HP   234,4802013-10-02 10:55:36
Very good contest with great band openings and especially 10 meters. Was able
to work only about 14 hours. Looking forward to the next one.
 
VY2LI   SOAB LP   285,1752013-10-02 14:28:52
Such great conditions and such little time.Tnx for the Qs.73,Bill
 
IQ1RY   M/2 HP   8,096,6272013-10-02 14:29:57
As usual nice time and great contest @IQ1RY!

Nice to have many old friends that come to operate for this contest Alberto
IV3BSY Nicola IV3CWB and Federico IW1QN. This time we also had two new guest op
Ivan YT4RA and Tadej S52X.

Thanks to Salvo IW1AYD to let us use his K3s and for all software setup before
during and after the contest, Flavio IK1RQT for setting all setup also with
some new interesting features, Flavio IK1SPR for all the planning and
organizzation and cooking!

Band condition were very good with nice opening on all bands, 80m and 40m were
not so noisy also if weather condition were not so good with rain in the area,
20m were very wide open all the first nigth but close too early the second one,
15m has been the money band with good opening both days and 10m, also if were
not open as last yea,r has been very interesting with nice US run.

Tnx to all for QSO!!

IQ1RY team
 
K5DU   SOAB HP   2,000,3042013-10-02 14:45:16
I really wanted to spend more time on the air but much-needed thunderstorms
caused me to shut down most of Saturday night.
 
9A5BWW(@9A7A)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   148,4282013-10-02 15:18:21
First night only two hours of work - mr. Murphy decided to have a little chat
with my software... Except of loosing 4-5 hours of operation, contest was
great! Big signal from HK1NA in EU. Too bad I have missed Caribbeans the first
night due to software failure. In the end, the whole contest was a great fun!
See you next year!

73's Dave
9A5BWW
 
CR3A   M/2 HP   13,001,9362013-10-02 16:20:11
Great Contest, this was the first Team participation
this year. Great t get the group together.
Thanks to all the stations who searched for us, and
made a contact. Our appologies to all that tryed and
did not made a contact.
Our sincere respect to ZC4LI, he will be missed.
 
KV4FZ   SOAB LP   1,552,3082013-10-02 17:00:41
First time in a RTTY Contest but with limited time to actually operate. I was
hoping to add to my total goal of DXCC via RTTY and found that 15 meters was
the most productive band. I should have tried a 15 meter single band effort as
this was the only place I could sustain a good run. Working JA's from here is
not easy on any band but on 15 they came rolling in for several hours. I
started the contest with the amp but had to give that up when the old main
breaker started arcing on one leg before it burned out entirely. I am sort of
glad this happened before the CQWW at the end of the month. Today I was able to
get a new power meter base and all is well. Fortunately I had the 120 volt AC
leg to the shack still working. I must admit that this is not a contest for LP
stations on the low bands. My only chance was on the higher bands using a 3
element quad that gave me a bit of a boost. The low bands except for a few
multipliers on 80 and 40 was nearly hopeless for me with a dipole or vertical.
Another problem was so many stations that asked me for my state over and over.
So i programmed a macro to send DX DX USVI. They should have understood this
from my zone 08 but so many new stations don't remember that the original call
for the United States Virgin Islands was "KV4" for many years until
the FCC decided we should have exclusively KP2 assigned here. Years ago I
promised DX king and Yasme co-founder KV4AA that I would keep my original VI
call. Most logging programs reflect this as a DX entity. Yet I have always
wonder why the KP4 stations were not changed and allowed to retain their calls
indicating Puerto Rico and the VI stations however were expected to apply for
KP2 calls. I understand the decision to do that was a single bureaucrat at the
FCC felling that the KV4 call was no longer consistent to their new call sign
assignment plans.

I'm not sure what this score summery means but that is what was produced by
N1MM. But I include it anyway.

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
3.5 74 175 11 24 23
7 125 299 15 32 33
14 299 761 21 57 35
21 610 1592 26 64 42
28 185 488 15 34 29

Total 1296 3324 91 214 162
Score: 1,552,308
 
NY6DX   SOAB(A) LP   439,3172013-10-02 17:41:40
Special thanks to AA5AU and Hal of land air communications. Don walked me
through setting up and Hal reworked my Mark v for me days before the contest
great job guys. Had no 80 meter antenna as my vertical was not tuned that low
in the band. 40 and 15 were money. Great runs and alot of dx.
 
DR1D(DL1NX)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   900,5082013-10-02 18:45:19
Well, after my last day at work before vacation and no sleeping time I can say
that was a good contest. I woke up at 5 UTC on Friday and could resist until
03:00 UTC on Sunday (46 hours up!), then I slept over the keyboard for 2 hours
and back to the game. hihihi... At beginning was terrible, very low rate and
propagation wide open. I thought wouldn't be possible to even reach 1000 QSOs,
but the things got better in the morning. This was my first HP effort in RTTY
and on 20m as well. I haven't access to DX Cluster during the first 12 hours,
so probably I missed some important multipliers. Frequencies were too crowded
and sometimes was impossible to read the screen. If I tried to catch a mult,
I'd lost the frequency, hihihi.. Murphy visited me twice when I was running
well, but at least wasn't a big deal, just 40 min missed each time.
After contest, I just went Home, get my bag and went to Brazil, sleep during
the whole flight! hihihihi good..
I would like to Thanks Robert (DL3KO) to let me use his awesome station again
and I see you all on CQWW SSB.

73

Alex
PY1KS | PY2SEX | DL1NX
 
KL2R   M/2 HP   1,336,3282013-10-02 19:21:26
This was the first trial run of our full-up M2 configuration. Although N1TX
lost half Friday night troubleshooting a network problem with one of the PCs,
and we only had two ops here briefly on Saturday, it was a resounding success.
Conditions were phenomenal, and all systems were stable throughout. Loads of
fun. Welcome to new op John AL7ID.
 
LTØH(LU3HY)   SOAB HP   2,756,0762013-10-02 19:29:12
TNX to all QSOs

73 Juan LT0H(op LU3HY )
 
WW4LL   M/2 HP   6,584,1932013-10-02 19:44:05
Sorry for the delay in posting due to work commitments. Can't add a whole lot
to what others have described, but to just add WOW! The activity was great and
the runs into Asia were awesome.

Broke the M2 record with a very good team of ops, but that's about all we could
muster from this single tower operation. Lost 2 hours of operating time do to a
"failure".

Congrats to W1UE, K9CT and others for some posted great scores.

Thanks Ralph, Eric and Darrell for a great performance, lots of laughs and a
very enjoyable weekend! Thanks to everyone that called us and making it a
great contest. This was our personal best as M2.

73'....WW4LL, K1ZZI, W4DXX & K9MUG
 
NN4K   SOSB/80 HP   1,4882013-10-02 19:57:07
Minimal effort...looking for new zones on 80m. First time to try a single band
approach but I netted two new zones. Working on my 5BWAZ and need 20 more on
80m. Thanks for the QSOs. GL to all. FT2000, Doublet antenna, 300 watts, Alpha
78 LA. Gud luck and gud dx to all.
73 de NN4K
 
K6OK   SOAB LP   26,1822013-10-02 21:07:03
Very part-time effort. Local Saturday morning I saw that 15m was open to EU so
that kept me in the chair for a while :-)
 
LV6E(LU6ETB)   SOSB/10 HP   688,1042013-10-02 23:33:27
Excelent propagation with Europe on saturday morning. Awfal conditions with US
and the rest of the contest.
 
9A5Y(9A3NM)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   933,3522013-10-03 03:29:46
Pretty modest setup:

6 el. yagi @ 20m
FT1000MP + KW

73s
 
K4TD   SOSB(A)/15 HP   109,4702013-10-03 08:52:23
Just a part-time effort to hand out a few Q's...
 
OL9A(OK2ZAW)   SOSB/80 HP   197,6102013-10-03 09:38:57
Hi everyone.
Another nice RTTY contest. My first RTTY operation was during CQ WW RTTY 2010
as SOSB80m LP. It was great fun and I lost my heart for RTTY :) There were
another two years as OL7M in Multi category. We couldn't do the same again this
year because of busyness of all another operators :( But never mind, we (Pavel
OK1MU and Dan OK1HRA) spent a few weekends to build new 80m antenna system. It
is 4el sloper system as last year but on new tower and with better performance.
Single dipol is more then 300 kHz BW for SWR 1:1,5... A day before I could
connect it into the shack, build beverages and started to test it in the
contest.

I found big disadvantage of this antenna. I was really weak during afternoon
and morning in EU. I made more NA (153) then DL (152) stations! And also do
have a problem to call EU station sometimes... Next time, the classic dipole is
necessary! Anyway I have lost a few mults, because I was in NonAss category.
Only mult that I din't make was GW... I calld him at my CQ frequency not on his
one... bad mistake.

I have also tested new antenna switching system: OpenStack from QRO.cz :
http://ok2zaw.blogspot.cz/

It is open-source and open-hw universal switch for 4Sq, antenna stack and RX-TX
antenna matrix, etc. It is still under development, but if you are interested
in, let me know! We would like to use it as well for remote control:
http://remoteqth.com/

And just one thing for Costy IC8TEM. You have asked me in your 3830 post for JA
stations. I thing, there were no strong condx, but I worked 4 JAs, they called
me. Congrats to your score!

Thanks a lot to everyone who called me and sorry who I didn't copy :(

see you in another rtty contest

Jan OK2ZAW / OL9A / OL7M
 
YU1BN   SOSB/20 LP   46,3302013-10-03 10:00:14
Thanks all for contacts.

73 Raya, YU1BN
 
IC8SQS   SOAB HP   291,6682013-10-03 13:40:50
Kenwood ts 990-icom ic 7100-3 el. Ultrabeam 6-40 meters-morgain 80/160mt
magnetic loop 40/80/160 mt.-6 el 6 mt.-5 el 4 mt.
 
K7ULS   SOSB/10 LP   3,8002013-10-03 18:44:05
FT-897D AR-6 Vert LDG Tuner
From the home QTH this year. The highlight was working LB8IB from Norway
Saturday morning also hearing 9A1A,LX7I,CR3A and EA2AAZ but no qso from my
dinky station. No records broke this year hope to be on the mountain for CQWW
DX SSB at the end of the month. CU There
de K7ULS
 
N9TF   SOAB LP   259,8752013-10-03 19:35:34
Well, Murphy struck for the first hour or so of the contest. MMTTY was not
functioning properly and it took several reboots to finally get that straight.
Then after the first two Q's on 20mmy XYL yelled at me that the Direct TV had
gone out. I had this same problem in the past which I thought I had resolved.
Unfortunately, the one DTV box in the family room was not happy with my RTTY on
20, so had to scrap plans on working 20. These darn boxes are plastic with very
poor shielding. Work for another day I suppose :( At that time I thought about
maybe going for a 40mSB entry. I ran it as best I could Friday night, mostly
S&P. Quite a challenge with just 100 watts and a rotatable dipole (D4) at
37'. Pulled the plug a little after 0600 UTC with the plans to get up and work
sunrise on 40. I was able to snag on JA and KH for my labors. I worked 40 until
I was hearing all the same stations and activity was dying. For the heck of it,
I went to 15m and, holy smoke! 15m was alive and well, so I decided to just
keep going and see what I could do! So easy to get sucked in! I did run a few
times, but did mostly S&P. It was hard to hold a freq with low power and a
dipole. I had all the intensions of working more 40m Saturday night. Made the
mistake of taking a break to watch the evening news and fell asleep! Hell to be
getting old ;) I did get up at a decent hour Sunday morning and hit 15m right
away. Great band conditions again. Conditions mid afternoon Sunday got
interesting as I was working JA's and EU at the same time. With the dipole
broadside east/west i was hearing and working them both. Even ran for a very
short time and had a mini pile of JA's for a while. Ended up putting in about
17 hours in the chair and had a great time. Operating conditions: Icom 756
ProIII 100 watts to a D4 rotatable dipole at 37'. 73's Gene, N9TF
 
N6HI   SOSB/15 QRP   1,8702013-10-03 22:12:48
Nice Conditions Stayed mostly on 15m. Ran 5 Watts to a 20 foot end-fed
'invisible' wire thrown out the window. I was in and out of the shack all
weekend, mostly looking for new countries for QRP. Fun contest ... but can't
wait for the CW. GO ARIZONA OUTLAWS! 73 de N6HI
 
K5ER   SOAB HP   917,8382013-10-03 22:52:52
Thanks much to Don, AA5AU, for the great RTTY web site and information,
including a number of emails. Its great to be in the same club with a Hall of
Famer! Thanks also to Ed, W0YK/P49X for the informative presentations at
Contest University in Dayton.

Had a blast, even though it seemed like there were more interruptions than
ever before. Wife's computer crash, unexpected company and thunderstorm with
subsequent power failure caused much more out of chair time than expected.
Figured I was way out of it, but since I had set aside the entire weekend, I
hung in there. Just started RTTY in Fall of 2012, and ended up with just under
1K qsos in this one, so I am okay with that for now.

Was glad to work nearly 100 JA's, and also very glad to have over 100 Q's
on ten. Thanks everyone for the Q's and for making this a fun weekend.

73,
Mark, K5ER
 
IZ4AFW   SOSB(A)/15 HP   350,7542013-10-03 23:48:33
Started with about 17 hours of delay because of a last-minute inconvenience with
the idea of a 15m-only effort. Then made several hundred contacts also on other
bands.
Big fun with good rates on 15 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, good openings
with JAs, not so good with EU.
Almost all time spent running (just a few minutes of S&P) to test setup,
switches and connectors. See you next time - Ciao
 
IT9RGY(@IB9T)   SOSB/15 LP   416,1272013-10-04 04:29:59
Nice Contest!!
Without M/? program at IB9T (IT9BLB) I tryed my first LP entry.
15m is my favourite band, the choise was simple!

I worked full time with 2 VFO: first in RUN (MMTTY + 2T), second in S&P
(MMTTY).
RUN was very difficult between HP signals in band.

Good prop to JA, excellent to USA in sunday evening. In the night I listened
many US, but no QSO....with 100W no way!

In the end: a lot of fun!

TNX to all for QSOs and TNX to IB9T's guys!
Gabry IT9RGY
 
VP9I(@VP9GE)   M/S LP   3,388,6882013-10-04 04:30:23
Thanks to all for the qsos, special thanks to Ed, VP9GE for his help in erecting
and repairing antenna(s).....nearly 5 inches of rain and gale force winds the
first 24 hours made it tough to get the second beam up and forced repairs of
the 40m dipole.....strong thunderstorms just to our south had the QRN level
very high.....
 
K4EA   SOSB/40 HP   144,4322013-10-04 05:40:01
​After a three year hiatus, this was a great contest to get my blood flowing
again. I am at a new QTH which is a lot quieter (power line noise), a fourth
the size, but at 1300 foot on a ridge top. I hung a ground plane with a 4
elevated radials from a tree and proceeded to diddle away. It was great to
chat with old friends and make some new ones. The highlight for me was finding
RW0A CQing. Worked him on first call and fell out of my chair when he gave his
zone as 18. A new band zone for me on 40 RTTY! See you all in the piles.

Neal, K4EA
 
AB1J   SOSB(A)/20 LP   122,3422013-10-04 19:37:17
Halfway through this contest marked my 5 year anniversary on RTTY. I've done 5
1/2 CQ-WW-RTTY contests. I don't know how I'm going to make up that half
contest so I can graduate with the rest of the class.

The past two years I've gone back to my home town of Goshen, IN, and operated
as AB1J/9 from the Goshen ARC station which has a beam on a 100' tower. Mid-
summer this year I blew out a disc in my back, leaving me with quite a hitch in

my get-along. I couldn't make the trip this time so I operated from my home
station with its more modest antennas. At least I didn't have to fiddle with
turning the beam all the time or having too low an angle of radiation to work
statesiders. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Yeah, right.

I've finally settled on a N1MM screen layout using my laptop plus a outboard
monitor. It took a long time to find an arrangement that works for me. I run
MMVARI plus two read decoders, MMTTY and 2Tone. Everything works fine according

to its own persona. One thing I've learned is there are no magic secret
decoder rings. Save your box tops. The best thing to do is get lots of
opinions and sort 'em out. Crowd-sourcing, they call it.

That said, I have tried more read decoders but found it was too much to keep
track of. I had sensory overload. The RTTY windows I use now (11, 13 if
Assisted) use up all my attentive resources.

Thanks for all the QSOs. This contest is so much fun I'm sure it's illegal in
some states or local jurisdictions. Or would be if folks knew much about ham
radio contesting. When I try to explain it to civilians, I get the most
mileage by telling them we have CHEATING SCANDALS. This gets their attention
even if they still can't conceive of what I'm talking about.

Setup:

Rig: FT-2000/N1MM/MMVARI/MMTTY/2Tone/Win8
Ant: 20m attic dipole I put up there in 1979. Guess it's still OK. Right now I

can't climb up there to check on it. Seems to work.


73,
Kermit (Ken), AB1J
 
V31WI(WI9WI)   SOAB LP   421,2542013-10-05 09:59:17
Our daughter Cristin, who is a wildlife biologist has been working near Punta
Gorda on the southern coast of Belize since April. We decided it would be a
good time to visit her in the early fall. There were three main objectives to
the trip. One, visit with Cristin. Two, have some family time. Our older
daughter also came along. We wanted to do some SCUBA, snorkeling, see some
Mayan ruins, see some wildlife, swim, eat out and have an all around good time.
Third was to do some ham radio on a low key basis. Strangely, the week we chose
just happened to wrap around a major contest, the CQWW RTTY contest. I'm not
quite sure how that happened. With the help of Ted, K9IMM, and Bob, NG9L, I got
pointed to the right connections in Belize to obtain a license and equipment
importation permit. After a few e-mails, and sending in an application and a
small fee by mail, in about 8 weeks I had my license as V31WI and my
importation permit. Cristin said not to rent a house near Punta Gorda, she
didn't think anything appropriate would be available there, so we rented a 3
story house on the beach near Placencia, a more touristy area 2 1/2 hours north
of Punta Gorda. This proved to be a good choice. We left the house in Madison at
4 AM on Tuesday 24 Sept, and after flying from Madison to Atlanta to Belize City
were at the rental house only 12 1/2 hours later including the 3 hour drive from
the airport to Placencia. The main roads are all well paved and in good
condition with the exception of a few potholes. There is little traffic. We
were pretty tired, so while I took a short nap, my wife Annette, KA9DOC, went
to explore a bit and find a grocery store. We then went out to dinner. After
dinner I set up the radio on the 3rd floor porch, set up a BuddiStick and made
a few QSOs on 40 meters. Then to bed. Then next day I put up a homemade
off-center fed dipole hanging from a post on the 3rd floor porch in inverted V
fashion with the feed about 30 feet above ground. The paths to Europe, NA and
JA were unobstructed from there. The OFC dipole loads well without any tuner on
40, 20, 10 and 6 meters, and will work with a tuner on all the other HF bands
except 80 and 160. Needless to say this antenna worked a lot better than the
BuddiStick. I also quickly discovered that if I ran more than 80 watts the
radio power supply would shut down. I never did figure out why. It didn't seem
to be overheating. My goal was to make 1000 QSOs, about half each both inside
and outside the contest. In the next 2 days, operating 2 or 3 hours a day I
made about 280 QSOs, mainly just testing the bands out. All the bands were
good, but 30 and 40 meters were very noisy from constant thunderstorms to the
south towards Guatemala and Hondouras. The best bands seemed to be 12 and 15
meters. Thursday we drove to Punta Gorda, visited some ruins and a chocolate
factory, which is really a house, and picked up Cristin. Friday I took it easy,
making a few CW and JT-65 QSOs, and about 10 RTTY QSOs testing out the
equipment. Everything worked OK. When the contest started I got on 15. It took
30 minutes to make one QSO. Something was obviously wrong, and it took almost
an hour to discover there was a problem with the antenna tuner. That was
quickly rectified and I then got a much better rate going on 15 and then 20.
After a couple of hours I went to 40. The noise level was horrendous, S-9.
After an hour of CQing on various frequencies, and doing a lot of fruitless
calling in S&P mode I hadn't made a single QSO. So I quit and popped a
Belikin and sat on the porch and watched the lightning. Both of the next 2 days
my wife and daughters went diving, so I had the full day each day for the
contest. Things started slowly in the morning and picked up after noon or so.
Ten meters was a disappointment there. It was wide open but there seemed a
paucity of stations to work. I'd call CQ, work 20 or so stations in a few
minutes and then it would just dry up. It was wide open to the US most of the
afternoon. I had put up another OCF dipole Friday morning, this one cut for
30/15 meters, so I had antennas for 40 through 10 I could use if the tuner
failed. This wasn't the best setup, but worked well for what it was, running 50
watts to low dipoles. The major issue I had was that I had brought my IC-7000
instead of my K-3. This was probably a mistake. The ICOM is smaller and travels
a bit better, but isn't exactly a contest radio. Using AFSK I was forced to run
in LSB mode with wide open LSB filters. There is no way to narrow the passband
much, so if there are strong signals nearby the receiver is desensed and the
AGC is activated. There were a lot of weak stations calling me that I just
couldn't work. Sorry. If I found a good frequency to run on I would run split
(on the same frequency) with the receive VFO in RTTY mode and using the 400 Hz
or 250 Hz RTTY filter. This worked a lot better, but I had to offset the VFOs
by 2.1 KHz since the readout in RTTY mode is the mark frequency, which worked
OK in run mode, but was very cumbersome in S&P mode, so I just didn't do
it. All told I was quite satisfied with the operation. With probably about 8 or
so more hours of operating I'm sure I could have reached 1000 QSOs in the
contest. I did make my objective of 1000 QSOs for the trip. Thanks to everyone
for the contacts. One of my goals was to make the V31 and zone 7 multiplier
available to everyone who wanted it. If you want a QSL, I will upload to LotW
as soon as I get my certificate. I will have cards printed and reply quickly to
direct requests. I will answer bureau cards, but the wait will be on the long
side.

73
Jim V31WI, WI9WI
 
LX1ER   SOAB HP   1,030,6172013-10-06 14:47:14
This year in portable mode .nice contest with nice propagation . some new
bandpoints . see you again next year
 
IZ3NVR   SOSB(A)/15 QRP   72,7322013-10-07 02:39:42
Nice contest and especially really nice propagation on 15m. I've never seen 15
so wide open around the clock.

For this contest I put up a new antenna to experiment with, a 3 elements
monoband yagi, and I dare say I am really satisfied with it. I heard both days
HL2 as well as 5W1 but couldn't get my 5W to reach their attention, even when
the HL2 was not busy working a pileup. Its a pity because it would have meant
two more mults as well as two new DXCCs for my awards.

Lots of activity, lots of fun
See you next contest
Stefano

RTX: FT-450AT (5W)
Ant 1: vertical
Ant 2: 3el monoband yagi
 
HG7T   M/S HP   4,987,6142013-10-09 09:47:26
Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM
 
N6QQ   SOAB(A) HP   948,1922013-10-09 12:57:23
SFI - 39 SN -39

Very low sun spot count. 10 meters showed lots of life. 54 countries not
bad for a RTTY contest. Great opening into Europe Sunday morning, and a great
run in Japan after 4:00 local time.

Worked 37 zones, missing 22,23 and 29

Worked 45 states, missing SD, WY, UT WV

On 40, I do not operate from 8:00 to 12:00 pm - but was still able to work 47
countries.

Antenna system was at full height.

On to CW Worldwide SSB at the end of the October.

73, John - N6QQ
 
YT2AAA   SOSB/20 LP   9,7312013-10-19 05:22:37
IC-745 + random wire on balcony