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K7MKL   SOAB LP   28,0722010-09-26 05:41:53
All S&P. I work weekends :<( so operating time was limited. No other NV stations
heard.
 
OK4RQ(OK1DRQ)   SOSB/40 HP   143,0882010-09-26 06:51:09
I'm sorry, but there was more time. Thanks for QSOs and cu in CQWW SSB and CW
73 Pavel
 
EY8MM   SOAB(A) HP   1,009,9202010-09-26 09:39:34
Limited operation due to family activity.

Good opening first day on 10 meters.

C31XR
HF2V
IC7800
Acom 2000A

CU in CQ WW SSB/CW!

73, Nodir EY8MM
www.ey8mm.com
 
SV5DKL   SOSB/15 HP   105,9942010-09-26 12:25:54
Did not do full time operation due to several obligations.
Decided to take part Saturday morning around 0900 UTC.
Never did any special preparations.
Worked lots of new band-mode DXCCs (I am so happy for that).
Highlights of the contest: I was looking for IS0B all weekend but could not get
him due to very short path. I did not hear anything on his TX frequency the
whole time. Suddenly, on Sunday evening there he was with a 5/9+40db signal on
my S-meter !!! (I was happy again).
Equipment used:
RIG: Yaesu FT-2K
AMP: SPE Expert 1K-FA @ 500W
ANT: Cushcraft A3S atop a 20" tower on the top of a 4-story building
Interface: RigBlaster PRO
Software: Writelog for Windows v.10.72E

Cheers !!
 
OK2ZAW   SOSB/80 LP   78,3102010-09-26 12:53:46
Thanks everyone for QSOs. This was my first RTTY contest. Thanks Franta
OK1DF/OK7RY for all his advice! I have really enjoyed it. I could not run all
the time of contest. I have tested new 4el wire yagi - OK1VWK design. The
elements are not enough, hope to test 7el soon :) US signals were very strong!
The bigges "wow" signal did have HC8/K6AW! I heard more 7 US states and 8 DXCC
but LP is not enough to get it at my own CQ :(

RIG:
---
IC-7400
power 100W
Ant: 1/4 GP with 120x40m ground
4el wire yagi @ 25m OK1VWK design
log: N1MM
 
SM6U(@SK6AW)   SOAB(A) HP   879,4712010-09-26 13:18:15
Horrible condx from up north! The sun played us a phrank on this one.
15m opened up only on sunday afternoon, providing some states and multipliers.
Didn't even go to 10m, except for a local QSY to snag the two multupliers.
Ran 2-400w depending on band, the amp is quite tired.
Thanks to everyone who called and thoose who picked me out in the piles!

73 de SM6U, Rick

P.S.
We're aiming on putting up a wire 4 SQ for 80m and the new tower that will
carry a 3el 40m at SK6AW, wich will probably improve the state/zone scoring on
low bands a little bit compared to current worm heaters in future contests :-)
D.S.
 
S53M(S51FB)   SOAB HP   128,6912010-09-26 13:26:31
Limited time of operation, before and after Sunday lunch. Thanks for call.

73, Miha
 
VE3YF   SOAB LP   347,8442010-09-26 13:26:38
Thanks to everyone that I worked and struggled with, and for your patience. LP
is not the best way to go with the current Band Conditions. 10m from my
location was basically non-existant on Saturday and I never got around to
trying 10m on Sunday.

Overall enjoyed the Contest and had loads of fun. Tnx to all.

73 De Mike
VE3YF
 
GUØSUP   SOAB LP   404,6112010-09-26 13:30:29
Hard work at times, but I had 2 new band-slots with KG6DX (and KH2/N2NL) on 15m,
and JT5DX on 40m.
Nice to see 10m open, but it only really opened here after dark.

My log will be on LoTW soon.

Thanks to all for the fun..........

73 de Phil GU0SUP
 
K7MY   SOSB/15 LP   16,6982010-09-26 14:29:12
Good conditions, picked up JA's and EU's.
10 & 20 Meters only as check logs
 
W8AEF   SOSB(A)/80 HP   44,1442010-09-26 14:33:46
Lots of Q's, not enough mults. Sure could use a little 80m activity from JA and
AS for us left coasters.
 
VA3PC   SOAB(A) HP   645,6362010-09-26 15:18:47
Worked a few new ones, fingers only misbehaved a few times. (Too many thumbs)
Thanks to all.
 
AA8IA   SOAB LP   204,8452010-09-26 15:57:02
FT-950 / low wires. Huge contest. Lots of fun. 15m was really enjoyable.
WX cooperated here in Ohio. Really poor rate, but had a lot of fun.

No matter how you slice it, if you need filtering [and you do in this contest],
you don't want to run AFSK on the FT-950. Even using the IF shift to attempt
to get the signal inside the filter edges, it doesn't always work and it
requires a ton of continous knob turning. I won't do a serious RTTY contest
effort again unless I'm running FSK and can take advantage of the filtering in
RTTY mode. Yep, the filtering was much better than what I used to run in the
FT-100, but I'll do myself the favor and have an FSK interface for next time.
There were some other odd things going on with my configuration Sunday that
really baffled me and caused me to waste a few hours trying to figure it out.

Way too much time in the chair for me, at least that's what my back is telling
me. I ignored the family today. I wouldn't have had it any other way
though. Tons of fun and well worth the effort. I think I actually worked one
station on all bands, which happens very rarely here. I need a tribander for
next year.

Thanks to everyone who participated and provided the fun!
 
K6LL   SOSB(A)/15 HP   113,6702010-09-26 16:05:06
Part time. Nice to hear EU on 15, but the opening was marginal.
 
KTØDX   SOSB/20 HP   236,3752010-09-26 16:13:38
Great contest even with my late start. Wanted to get home in time for the start
but work keep me longer then I wanted to. Due to all the wife imposed time outs
I managed to put in 25 hours into it. Operators were great this year but still
seeing people who call you give the report before you are able to even answer
them. I also saw a few who would drop their call right in the middle of the
exchange. It's called contesting not DX chasing..no matter what there is
really no place for it. Lots of new calls in the log so will be interesting to
see how many logs are turned in for this one.

Big find was with 3 hrs to go I was calling CQ on 14.127 when a call came on
the screen in green (new country and new zone) and it was ST2RA I nearly fell
out of the chair.

Will be in the next one if the man above sees fit to keep me around a bit
longer. Thanks to all those stations I was able to work hope next year I can
work those stations that called but I could not pull out a good print even with
a new Yaesu FTDX5000.
 
WX4TM   SOAB HP   846,1922010-09-26 16:20:10
sick with the crud.. blew my time and strategy out the door.. missed alot of
prime time on 80 and 40.. props darn good.. glad to see some activity on 10M.
Tks for all the Q's.. Tom WX4TM
 
VK3TDX   SOAB HP   1,411,3982010-09-26 16:28:04
How wonderful to see all bands open again! 10 meters open to JA both days, 15
meters was crisp and wide open to EU both days, 20 meter long path excellent
both days, 40 meters was open everywhere and 80 meters was quiet enough to
reach EU from VK3 with modest antennas. Thanks to many great ops making this
contest a lot of fun.
 
W4BQF   SOSB/20 HP   131,2742010-09-26 16:55:50
KNOW YOUR RADIO!!! For the first two hours I operated at 75 baud (default). Then
I learned how to use the Panadapter! Should have known all of this beforehand!
Not sure how to handle multiple callers? Band conditions were not great here in
south Georgia, but was fun learning.
Thanks for all the Q's.

Tom - W4BQF

K3/P3-Alpha 8410-Optibeam 16-el tribander at 72'- N1MM Logger
 
W6SX   SOAB HP   281,4102010-09-26 16:57:51
Casual effort--CQP shakedown. Major antenna rework took five hours Saturday.

Forty very nice Sunday morning. My best JA run, any mode, in over thirty
years. Fifteen showing signs of life. Yee Haw!

K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes, MMTTY, N1MM.
 
K4OD   SOAB LP   253,4612010-09-26 16:59:32
RIG: FT-897D 100 watts output
antennas tribander and wires

I don't know if my radio was built for SSB, CW, or digital but in the case of
RTTY, those guys built one to handle things! Flawless, that's all I can say
about it.
80 mtrs shocked me. The noise was gone for the most part.
40 mtrs Oh, my goodess! 20 mtrs merciful heavens!
15 mtrs OH My GOD!!! 10 mtrs was my only disappointment
Of course a solar fux of 84 and 40 sunspots didn't hurt! TOTALLY AWESOME!
 
WI2E/3   SOSB/80 LP   9,6662010-09-26 17:03:11
Thanks for the QSOs.

Rig: K3
Antennas: inverted L, K9AY loop

73,

Joe
WI2E/3
 
AA3B   SOAB(A) HP   1,082,0672010-09-26 17:03:40
Part time due to business travel on Friday and Saturday.
 
N7AT(K8IA)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   462,0982010-09-26 17:07:43
Ten-Tec Orion II
Alpha 8410
3 el SteppIR at 78'
Bencher Skyhawk, fixed east, at 45'

This was only my 6th RTTY contest and first fulltime major RTTY contest effort.
Yep, 53 yrs of contesting in CW and SSB modes and I took the RTTY plunge last
year, mostly to assist the Arizona Outlaws Contest Club!

Heck, I am so non-serious about RTTY that I still employ AFSK, and did ok with
that, mostly due to the roofing filter, DSP and PBT options available in the
Orion II. I fooled N1MM/MMTTY into working quite ok.

That's about to change though, as FSK interfaces just shot to the top of the
list for both radios here at K8IA/N7RQ/N7AT. I guess I am RTTY-hooked, yet
that's hard to believe.

I didn't find 20m spectacular this weekend, just "ok". Conditions weren't
totally oppressive though. Being a novice in this contest mode, I didn't know
what the activity level would be nor how I would do. Paths to JA, what is
relied on out here in the wild west for score, were average to poor (less than
200 JA's) and Eu paths quite below average but workable, especially Sunday.
When the Au and K indices fell late Saturday, we had a really nice over the
pole opening into central Asia for a couple of hours. On Sunday morning,
conditions surprised me with a few hours of loud Eu signals beginning an hour
before sunrise.

Kudos to CQ Magazine for putting this on and to W0YK for all his hard work as
contest manager. CU in the next one!


73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
W1UJ   SOAB HP   110,6442010-09-26 17:08:19
Just tried to make a QSO whenever passing by the shack.
Setup remote operation did remote operating from about 60 Feet Saturday night
and operated from about 60 miles away on Sunday night. Arrived home to meet
goal of 100k points.

Thanks for the fun contest. See you in other modes.

Jay
 
KB3LIX   SOAB LP   452,8802010-09-26 17:10:44
100 % Search and Pounce
NICE opening on 15 meters to Europe Sunday morning and afternoon.
 
YU7U   SOSB(A)/40 HP   192,0002010-09-26 17:11:15
The goal was 1000 qso's and 100 dxcc,:-(
Maybe some other time. It is to high for simple GP.

QSL requests please on : yu7u@ymail.com
 
OZ1ADL   M/S HP   2,620,2282010-09-26 17:11:23
Holy Moly - What a week-end !

This was my first major RTTY - week-end ever...


I thought Iknew what it was like to do a major RTTY Contest, but this one
surely beats them all !!!!
I had planned some Radio time this time, along with family activities and
started out all alone, but after 18 hours and 18 minutes, I had beat OZ1AAs
existing SOAB Danish CQWW RTTY Record from 2001 of 831,776 points - and things
were moving along splendidly ...so I decided to call for a little help from my
friends and after about 20 hours of operation Kim, OZ1JUX showed up after a
long drive all the way from Germany, and he took most of the next next night
after having just had 2 RTTY QSOs in his whole life...Boy, was he in for some
practising!

He diddled through the night till I came back around 04 and we basically split
the whole next day until Alex, OZ7AM came over all the way from Copenhagen with
new energy on sunday morning - and suddenly we found ourselves operating a nice
little MultiSingle operaion on RTTY for the first time, with a lot of life in
the Shack, frozen microwave food, visitors, buzzling energy and the station
working very hard indeed ! And us as well, but during this one, we
couldactually have conversations etcwithout anyone shouting CQ Contest in the
middle of a sentence :-)

We ended up with 2000 QSOs & 2.620228 points

Holy Moly

73 de OZ1ADL

Jan

http://www.thogersen.dk
 
N6RV   SOAB LP   258,7002010-09-26 17:11:25
First time for CQWW RTTY! I agave a moderate effort. The station is not up to
par. I have to keep the Flex5000a below 25 watts so I used the amplifer at 100
watts. What a wast but it saved the Flex. I had to guess at the states. I am
sure Writelog calculates the correct score but does not break out the
states/provinces
 
NØBUI   SOAB LP   269,8072010-09-26 17:13:06
That was fun. Thanks for all the Qso's.

73, Mike N0BUI
 
PY2NY   SOAB LP   1,441,9432010-09-26 17:13:43
I began the contest with no "anima", going to sleep early. But on Saturday I saw
that could be possible to do better than my 2008 personal best score (1.240.625)
and decided to run. W3LL was ahead all the time on livescores (KY1V
website) and even that, I did my best to go and finish like first (online at
least hi hi hi).
Great party and nice to met a lot of old friends. Did everything with 100w and
nothing on 80m. Otherwise, 10m was a big surprise, giving me more than 300
contacts - really great!
I like to use my own callsign and be here, at my home (and not at big PS2T),
some times. This is good to keep my way of operation hi hi, under noise, single
tower antenna, etc..

Well, thanks everybody for the call. Hope to find some of you at NY City Oct 31
to Nov 05.

PY2NY - Off Times >= 30 Minutes
2010-09-25 00:00Z - 2010-09-25 00:03Z 00:04 (4 mins) (Start late)
2010-09-25 03:51Z - 2010-09-25 10:32Z 06:42 (402 mins)
2010-09-25 12:14Z - 2010-09-25 13:09Z 00:56 (56 mins)
2010-09-25 17:51Z - 2010-09-25 18:26Z 00:36 (36 mins)
2010-09-26 03:02Z - 2010-09-26 10:13Z 07:12 (432 mins)
2010-09-26 16:42Z - 2010-09-26 17:28Z 00:47 (47 mins)
2010-09-26 20:00Z - 2010-09-26 20:51Z 00:52 (52 mins)
Time Off 17:09 (1029 mins) / Time On 30:51 (1851 mins)




Max Rates
2010-09-25 1724Z - 3,0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 180 per hour by PY2NY
2010-09-26 2257Z - 1,9 per minute (10 minute(s)), 114 per hour by PY2NY
2010-09-26 2322Z - 1,6 per minute (60 minute(s)), 93 per hour by PY2NY

PY2NY Runs >25 QSOs:
2010-09-25 0034 - 0127Z, 21080 kHz, 34 Qs, 38,0/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 0206 - 0315Z, 14110 kHz, 37 Qs, 32,0/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 1100 - 1137Z, 21112 kHz, 29 Qs, 46,4/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 1310 - 1343Z, 21115 kHz, 33 Qs, 60,8/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 1345 - 1439Z, 28096 kHz, 30 Qs, 33,1/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 1444 - 1613Z, 21113 kHz, 97 Qs, 65,0/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 1621 - 1704Z, 28096 kHz, 30 Qs, 42,1/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 1706 - 1750Z, 21113 kHz, 48 Qs, 66,7/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 1827 - 1922Z, 21114 kHz, 58 Qs, 63,3/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 1948 - 2026Z, 28094 kHz, 34 Qs, 54,2/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 2107 - 2137Z, 21078 kHz, 30 Qs, 59,8/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 2152 - 2232Z, 21096 kHz, 43 Qs, 65,2/hr PY2NY
2010-09-25 2237 - 2345Z, 14118 kHz, 84 Qs, 74,7/hr PY2NY
2010-09-26 0050 - 0126Z, 14116 kHz, 26 Qs, 43,4/hr PY2NY
2010-09-26 1024 - 1132Z, 21109 kHz, 70 Qs, 61,4/hr PY2NY
2010-09-26 1159 - 1337Z, 21114 kHz, 60 Qs, 36,8/hr PY2NY
2010-09-26 1338 - 1641Z, 28092 kHz, 92 Qs, 30,1/hr PY2NY
2010-09-26 1729 - 1903Z, 28094 kHz, 78 Qs, 49,8/hr PY2NY
2010-09-26 1912 - 1959Z, 28094 kHz, 41 Qs, 52,1/hr PY2NY
2010-09-26 2052 - 2138Z, 14120 kHz, 56 Qs, 73,5/hr PY2NY
2010-09-26 2218 - 2334Z, 21108 kHz, 114 Qs, 90,1/hr PY2NY
2010-09-26 2336Z - 23:59, 14116 kHz, 32 Qs, 84,5/hr PY2NY
 
K7HBN   SOAB QRP   50,0642010-09-26 17:14:14
RTTY and QRP don't mix well
 
K7WP   SOSB/40 HP   136,7802010-09-26 17:14:34
FT1000MP/ AL811H/ Force 12 6BA/ N1MM

Thanks for all the Q's...73!

Go Arizona Outlaws

John K7WP ..
 
LV6D(@LW3DC)   M/S LP   913,7612010-09-26 17:16:23
Great contest!!!!! We will be back next years for sure. We have a great time!!
 
WV6I(@N6RO)   M/2 HP   2,398,8582010-09-26 17:20:29
First time operating with fellow RTTY enthusiast WK6I. Thanks Jeff for coming
in and putting in such a fantastic effort.

Conditions seemed improived this year, and there seemed to be constant activity
somwhere

Thanks to all for the QSO's and fastastic to see this much activity.

73 and seeya next time
Chris
N6WM
 
LU4DX   SOAB HP   2,025,8922010-09-26 17:22:14
Nice contest !!, low band so dificult from this side.
In 2007 I win the SA's plaque and now, let's end to only 5 contacts and 5K
points of my '07 effort, it was enough to catch another plaque for this year??
mmm...

CU in WW SSB

Paul LU4DX
 
KU8E   SOAB LP   58,4462010-09-26 17:23:21
Thought I would give a RTTY contest a try. All QSO's were S&P. I'm pretty sure
I wouldn't spend a whole weekend doing this but was fun working all the DX
during the time I was on. Maybe I will try another RTTY contest every once in
awhile. It was neat to work VQ9LA on 15 meters.

Jeff KU8E
 
KL7RA   SOSB/20 HP   444,0422010-09-26 17:24:16
Serious 48 hour SO2R all band effort dissolved away to a single band 20 when I
had power. High winds caused major power failures on the Kenai peninsula. My
'always' last minute setup was in the dark with a flashlight but we did get
power to start the contest which was a good thing. Not so good was of course
nothing worked right as I had a lot of stuff screwed up. But no worry, the
power went off anyway after a few hours and stayed off most of the evening.

20 was open 24 hours a day to somewhere just many of these hours no one could
hear me very well or at all. Other times we had nice rate. I was able to keep a
nice balance between the lower 48 with their state mults and JA/Europe
indicating pretty good conditions mostly.

I will be back next year as muti-op now that I can do this RTTY thing, kind-of,
and the WW RTTY contest has plenty of activity for sure.

By the way, KL7 is not a state for the 500 people that asked, you just need my
zone for this contest. 73 Rich KL7RA
 
W7WHY   SOAB(A) HP   102,6902010-09-26 17:24:26
Fun while I was on. Very busy weekend with barbacues, church in the park, and
other nice, sunny weather projects.

This is a really fun contest with some good rates. Did a few minutes of S&P
right at the start and then had a 93 hour for the next spurt. That's pretty
good for this peanut whistle station.


Was excited to make some Q's on 10 and worked a bunch of JA's on 15, which was
also a good thing.

Maybe this is a harbinger of things to come. Sure hope so. Thanks for the Q's
and 73
Tom W7WHY

Radio 1 TS-450SAT + SB 200 ~ 300 watts
Radio 2 TS-450SAT

80 meter dipole, 40 meter vertical and dipole, 20 meter homebrew 2 el
monobander, 15 meter GP @ 10 feet, 10 meter homebrew 2 el mpnobander.

N1MM Logger + MMTTY
 
WU6W   SOAB HP   81,6392010-09-26 17:24:28
12 hour S&P effort - Did't have an 80 meter antenna.
 
N3ND   SOAB(A) HP   224,4002010-09-26 17:24:30
K3, P3, Ten-Tec Centurion Amplifier - 500 Watts
 
KN4QD   SOAB LP   286,3082010-09-26 17:26:01
What a difference a few sunspots make. 15 meters was open very nicely to EU both
days and I spent lots of time on that band collecting mults and 3 pointers. 20
meters was wide open as usual with seemingly wall to wall sigs. 80 meters
wasn't that great for me. I just didn't hear that many sigs but the ones I did
work most of the ones I cam across.

Probably 75% S&P as I never could get much of a run going anywhere except on 40
meters on Friday evening.

Also, I am NOT KN4Q. There were probably dozens of times that guys copied my
call as KN4Q and nothing I could do would get them to change it. Please, LOOK
at what is being sent. Don't just accept the first call highlighted by your
software or the check partial database. This is becoming a real problem for me
in RTTY contests and is very frustrating.

Looking forward to WW CW and hoping for a few more sunspots. See you in the
next one.
 
K7ULS   SOSB/10 LP   3102010-09-26 17:30:00
10 meters only here all SA stations with one in FL
FT-897D to DX-EE @ 20'
 
KY7K   SOAB LP   32,6372010-09-26 17:33:01
About as much fun as a person can have with a FT-857 and G5RV Jr. @ 20'.
Thanks CQ and all the participants!
 
VE9AA   SOAB HP   351,7692010-09-26 17:33:27
Whew ! My first RTTY contest and Murphy found me. Numerous glitches in the
systems here and wasn't able to devote an entire w/e to the 'test like I
would've liked. Birthday parties and building shelves and dozen other things
took up most of my time. My thanks to VE1OP Scott, for getting me going on
this. Nice to get HC8/K6AW for the "sweep" and even made a few Q's on
10m...things are looking up. 73 de Mike VE9AA
 
K2DSL   SOAB LP   242,0042010-09-26 17:38:39
Had commitments Fri & Sat nights as well as for 7.5 hours today, but I feel I
did well. Conditions seemed to be better then some past contests with 15m being
a bit more lively and even some 10m activity.

20m was a zoo Saturday during the day and I imagine it wasn't much better today
(wasn't around to check). If 15m and 10m was better maybe it would relieve some
of the overlapping signals with everyone squeezing into 20m.

I need a weekend to recover from my weekend. Thanks everyone for another great
contest! Where else can someone with a 100w of power and 102' G5RV wire antenna
have so much fun?

73 - K2DSL David
 
K6LRN   SOAB HP   537,0002010-09-26 17:38:39
Good to see 10 open a bit. Should have been more activity.
Only been on HF RTTY since July. This could get habit-forming. Seems kinda like
a video game.
Why are dupes always louder??
Thanks to all for the Qs!!!!
 
K7RF   SOAB HP   403,0392010-09-26 17:39:07
Entered because thought I could finish up RTTY DXCC and finally had N1MM
properly set up and interfaced to the radio. Conditions were often good, so
found myself willing to spend extra time in the chair. Need to be more aware
of garnering those domestic mults. Special thanks to N6TR and KI7Y for working
on the antennas & tower this week which got me back on the air in time for the
contest. Thanks to all for the Q's and patience!
 
WØYR   SOAB HP   1,268,9822010-09-26 17:41:16
Thanks for a thrilling contest. Participation seemed high. Rate never dropped
except on 10, which would be expected.

I am concerned about the horrendous keying clicks heard all over the bands.
The really bad stations I stopped and asked: "FSK or AFSK?" Every one of them
was running AFSK. No ham magazine addresses the horrors of AFSK, wide bandpass
audio settings and ALC deflection.

There was a LOT of courtesy shown. A classy bunch of ops.

73
Mike W0YR
 
WJ2D   SOSB(A)/40 HP   237,6982010-09-26 17:45:23
Had to stop for a bit for a thunder storm but nothing got hurt and I had a great
time!
 
KI1G   SOSB/40 HP   474,3832010-09-26 17:46:34
First contest with my new K3 and 2 ele MOXON antenna. Thanks for all of the
QSO's.

73,
Rick KI1G
 
WØPC   SOAB LP   146,0762010-09-26 17:46:39
Had lots of fun. Thanks for all the Q's and see you on the next one.

73, Rick
 
KS5A   SOAB LP   141,4762010-09-26 17:52:24
Thanks for the Q's.
 
PY2CX   SOSB/15 LP   352,2242010-09-26 17:53:40
CQ WW RTTY - 2010-09-25 0000Z to 2010-09-27 0000Z - 825 QSOs
PY2CX Max Rates:
2010-09-26 1727Z - 3,0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 180 per hour by PY2CX
2010-09-26 1549Z - 1,4 per minute (10 minute(s)), 84 per hour by PY2CX
2010-09-26 1826Z - 1,1 per minute (60 minute(s)), 67 per hour by PY2CX

CQ WW RTTY - 2010-09-25 0000Z to 2010-09-27 0000Z - 825 QSOs
PY2CX - Off Times >= 30 Minutes

2010-09-25 00:00Z - 2010-09-25 13:41Z 13:42 (822 mins) (Start late)
2010-09-25 23:08Z - 2010-09-25 23:39Z 00:32 (32 mins)
2010-09-26 00:50Z - 2010-09-26 14:07Z 13:18 (798 mins)
2010-09-26 20:09Z - 2010-09-26 20:42Z 00:34 (34 mins)
2010-09-26 23:47Z - 2010-09-26 23:59Z 00:12 (12 mins) End early

Total Time Off 28:18 (1698 mins)
Total Time On 19:42 (1182 mins)


SETUP :

TX: YAESU FT1000MP MARK V FIELD
ANTENNA: YAGI 7 ELEMENTS TRIBANDER (PP5UA)
MIC : HEIL PROSET PLUS
INTERFACE HOME MADE
SOFTWARE MMVARI N1MM V 10.9.5
 
KP2DX(KP2BH)   SOAB(A) LP   456,3962010-09-26 17:56:23
Nice contest. bands been very good specially 15 meters.partime operation (19
hours). thanks to all who call me.
 
K2DBK   SOAB LP   324,7592010-09-26 17:57:01
I'll have to go back through a bunch of logs, but I think this may be my highest
score/most QSOs in any contest. Things worked out pretty well and I was able to
spend almost double the amount of time I typically spend for a weekend contest.
I started Friday and mostly went to 40 and 80 because of the time and because
20m was so packed I had a tough time separating stations. I did a lot better on
40m and then later on 80m, getting some moderate runs on both bands. By Saturday
afternoon 20m was a bit easier (fewer stations plus I spent a bit of time
tweaking my filters so I could discern stations that were closer) and that
helped my QSO count. I worked until about 3AM local both Friday and Saturday
night, so slept in on Sunday. (I'm getting too old!) I was able to pick up a
bunch of mults on Sunday, mostly on 15m. I worked just a handful on 10, then
spent most of my time on 20 then moved down to 40 towards the end. I think the
one mistake that I made was to stay on 40 a bit too long on Sunday, I should
have moved down to 80 where I probably would have been able to run (mostly
locals, but a Q is a Q), but otherwise I'm pretty happy how things worked out.
 
KR1ST   SOAB LP   409,7782010-09-26 17:58:09
Rig: IC-756ProIII
Pwr: 100W
Ant: 10,15,20,40m: 46ft doublet @52ft E/W
10,15,20m: 33ft doublet @40ft N/S
80m: 160m Inverted L with a trap for 80m, apex @57ft, 20-some radials
Inverted V apex @55ft

When I started on Friday night I thought it was unusually hard to work EU on
40m and 20m while this should be a breeze. The MQ-26 mini beam at 32 ft did
better on 20m than the E/W wire. When I checked the E/W antenna on Saturday
morning I found that squirrels had chewed through one onf the supporting ropes
for the second time in two weeks. So I got to spend some time with the trees.

The conditions seemed fair to me, although I'd have liked to see some better
opening on 15 and 10. I think this is the longest time I ever put into a
contest. I don't know how you guys who sit at the rig for 24 or 48 hours
straight do it.

It was a nice opening of the contest season. See ya'll next time.

73,
--Alex KR1ST
http://www.kr1st.com
http://www.airlinkexpress.org
 
K7ABL   SOAB HP   62,7502010-09-26 18:01:04
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: WWA
CALLSIGN: K7ABL
CLUB: Willamette Valley DX Club
CONTEST: CQ-WW-RTTY
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
CLAIMED-SCORE: 62750
OPERATORS: K7ABL
NAME: Al Lewey
ADDRESS: 23201 NE 98th Ct.
ADDRESS: Battle Ground, WA 98604
ADDRESS: USA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V10.9.5
 
WB2RHM   SOAB LP   727,3202010-09-26 18:01:58
SO1R
 
KE1FO   SOAB(A) HP   460,5122010-09-26 18:10:32
Had fun, and got a few things fixed around the station. Didn't really operate
24 hours seriously, some of that was mixed between troubleshooting and
operating. Felt loud at times on 40, and 20. Had a nice 93 hour on 20 Sunday
afternoon. 15 was weird. Could work guys on the first call, but could never
get a run going. After the first 24 hours, I thought I'd spend a lot of time
doing other chores on Sunday, but 20M opened nicely on Sunday morning, and I
stuck with it. 1/3 of q's on Saturday, the other 2/3 on Sunday. Lots of fun.
Looking forward to the CW mode now!

73 de Al, KE1FO
 
VA3DX   SOAB(A) HP   1,194,5882010-09-26 18:11:30
A relaxed outlook in the contest, lots of operating time spent just tuning
across the bands.

I see that VK6HD spotted me on 80 meters , wish I had heard him!!
10 meters was surprising good at times !

SO1R for the Contest Club Ontario ...
 
W4UK   SOAB HP   161,6652010-09-26 18:11:50
Wire dipoles only.
 
K8KI   SOAB HP   225,5822010-09-26 18:12:57
First contest for the new amp and the new quad antenna. Actually my first rtty
contest. All antennas were resonant in rtty bands. Amp wanted to fly, so I
let it got over kw most of the time. The downside: it's hot here in AL, and
the amp was blowing serious hot air, so I didn't even want to think about
running until winter comes.
 
KH2/N2NL   SOAB(A) HP   2,333,5682010-09-26 18:19:59
I really can't say that I'm a RTTY fan after operating the contest. Generally,
the loudest caller who calls the longest wins in a pileup. At least with CW
and SSB, there is some finesse that can be used. For RTTY it is mostly brute
force. I suppose there are some learned tricks I have yet to acquire, but this
was my weekend experience. I used KH2/N2NL instead of NH2T because I figured
the longer call would help a bit in both sides of a pileup. So far NH2T has
been a challenge on CW; many ask "N5??".

15m was the money band all weekend long. I tried to avoid it as much as
possible since KG6DX was single band 15, but I had to keep coming back since
that's where the action was. EU pileups got pretty bad. One pileup decoded to
non stop gibberish. I got up, took a bathroom break, got a drink and a snack,
sat down and they were all still calling - still gibberish. I think they were
even working each other thinking it was me. I spun the dial and started a new
pileup.

Really, it got pretty annoying when I was clearly trying to work a station and
someone (or several) would simply F4 F4 F4 blast away with their call which
only accomplished two things: (1) putting doubt in the minds of me and the
station I worked that a QSO took place, and (2) bring everything to a crawl.
Finally complete a QSO, ask QRZ, and see this on the screen:
HSIEIYTYFNBD5SKFK23NJCFHG2DBHGHT....

10M was surprisingly good with openings into Eastern EU, and the low bands were
decent. I called many Stateside stations on 80m who called CQ in my face.

One note: The JA RTTY band plan is 3520-3525Khz. JAs generally do not violate
their band plans, even if it's only a "plan". W6's calling CQ up above 3570Khz
aren't going to get many JA replies. I had a nice JA run on 3523 Saturday
night.

I went assisted to try to increase the fun factor. Very cool to work TF3AO,
JW5X (two bands), and OY3JE, all very difficult paths from here. TR8CA called
in on two bands and kudos to VQ9LA for pulling me out of his EU pileup on 80!

As bad as my comments may seem, radiosporting in any mode is fun! 11,000 QSOs
since I returned to the air from KH2 exactly 3 months ago. Hoping for many
more in the future.

Thanks to all for the QSOs! See you next month in the Sideband contest!

73, Dave KH2/N2NL
 
VA2UP   SOAB LP   2,157,1142010-09-26 18:20:41
Great event but it sure gets in your bones...Lots of work around the shack
lately and not ready yet. Will be fine for next year I guess. So I did the best
I could with what I had. This is a contest where you get tossed around a lot
when using low power, you have to take a number to work the nice mults but in
the end you work them...
Thanks to CQ for putting it all together. Had a lot of fun but can use some
sleep now.
73, Fabi va2up
 
N7MQ   SOAB LP   52,0552010-09-26 18:21:19
Limited time to operate, but great to see 15 in such good shape. Used new to me
IC-756 Pro 3, 100 watts and Lightning Bolt quad. 73, Mark N7MQ
 
MD2C(MDØCCE)   SOAB(A) HP   1,785,1682010-09-26 18:21:35
This was my first RTTY contest ever. James MD0MDI came over on Friday afternoon
to help me set up the equipment and configure the software to make it all work,
and I made a few contacts before the contest started on Friday evening. This
clearly was a learing experience, but a lot of fun, too! There were certainly
a lot of lessons to learn and the next one should be smoother; please pardon
any clumisness you may have noticed on the air!

Rig: FTDX-9000D plus Quadra = 400W
Ant: 4-el SteppIR, dipole, inverted vee
SW: N1MM
Interface: microKEYER II

See you in the next one!

73, Bob MD0CCE
 
KØPK   SOAB HP   248,0002010-09-26 18:21:37
Thanks for the Q's!

73 - Paul, K0PK
 
VE3RCN   SOAB LP   28,8202010-09-26 18:25:57
I want to hire VE3UZ to set up my TS2000 with N1MM too! Kathy recommends you.
I lost my settings that we had worked on up at the CCO BBQ. I could not sync
with anyone. I had to drag the band scope down to my two bars to decode
signals...but then I was way off freq for transmitting. After fiddling for a
bit, I knew ham radio used 2125 for a Mark. I lowered N1MM down to 1700 (to
decode the signals) and put my Kenwood 2000 TX at plus 420 (on LSB)...making
for a pretting good syncronization. Heck, it worked...and I even ran a few
stations. Only ran 45 watts to keep it cool. I missed the first day due to
being away with the Navy. Sunday was spent Canoeing with the XYL and family
time. Still...not bad for 4 hours of operating.

Kevin VE3RCN (Royal Canadian Navy)
 
N7WS   SOSB/20 HP   203,0402010-09-26 18:30:24
Forty and 15-meters for check log only.

As a licensed ham for 52 years I've been on RTTY less than a year and only
semi-seriously contesting for about the same. I've discovered that 48 hours is
too many for me. On and off for 24 was a stretch too, but I made it.

My shack is in what amounts to a walk-in closet with no A/C. The old Drake
L-4B held up like a champ, although I could have made toast on the cabinet. I
ran about 400W most of the time, unless condx required more then I turned up
the heat. The shack temp got up to 90F at times.

Conditions were OK, not great but not too bad either. High points were working
VU and having ST2AR answer my CQ for new ones on RTTY. Low point was running on
a frequency for two hours and having a guy come on and say I was on top of HL
somebody. When I replied that I had been on the freq for hours, he said I
needed a new watch. I didn't realize I had a time keeper watching out for me.
 
WB8JUI   SOSB/40 LP   52,5542010-09-26 18:31:00
Single band effort with occasional jaunts to other bands during lulls in the 40
meter action.

Thanks to all for the QSOs, points, and multipliers.

73 - Rick WB8JUI

IC746Pro - 100 watts
Signalink USB
N1MM/MMTTY
1/4 wave fan vertical
 
KG4JGQ   SOAB LP   333,0552010-09-26 18:31:36
Wow! Great contest as always. Thanks to all!!! See you next month.

73,
Rusty
KG4JGQ
 
N6AR   SOAB HP   1,924,1082010-09-26 18:34:55
Not that much DX from Africa, Central America, Caribbean, and Oceania. Need
some more contest expeditions for RTTY!
 
N4KG   SOAB(A) HP   513,6482010-09-26 18:38:08
It could be said that this was a "Half-Hearted" Effort from several
perspectives... :-)

Emphasis on RTTY DXCC and Band Countries

DX Delights included:

5B - 40,20,15
5N - 20
6W - 40,20,15
A6 - 15
FY - 15
GD - 40,20,15
HZ - 15
JY - 15
ST - 40,15
TK - 20,15
TL - 15
VQ9- 20,15

QSO's by Continent

NA - 163
SA - 65
EU - 281
AF - 20
AS - 19
OC - 5

Icom 746 / 500 Hz Filter (plus SSB Filter)
Amplifier set to 600W most of the time (800W Max)

80M Elevated GP
40M 80M Dipole w/Ladderline Broadside NE/SW, between 130' Towers
40M Inverted Vee NW/SE at 60' installed late Saturday afternoon
20/15/10 - TH7 at 40 ft. (Monobanders/feedlines ALL damaged by age/trees)

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
AD8P   M/S HP   944,7102010-09-26 18:40:18
What a ball that was. At least until some strange line noise came onboard Friday
night and is still with me. Just too many other time obligations to put in a
full effort. Maybe next year.
 
W3LL   SOAB LP   1,402,9842010-09-26 18:41:29
K3,MonstIR, 80M Vertical, 4 Way Beverages, N1MM, MMTTY, Dell.
A fun contest with lots of activity. Glad to see some activity on 10M.
Managed to beat last year's score. Skipped Sunday morning for family.
Thanks for the Q's and for a great contest.

73,

Bud W3LL
 
KA4RRU   M/M HP   3,523,0692010-09-26 18:41:47
Thanks for the qso's! we worked hard and had a good time ... not sure if
Football on TV while contesting is a good idea. (seemed like a good idea at the
time!)

Will see you in RTTY Roundup as single op low power and in WPX as multi multi.


80 meters 80 meter dipole -
10 meters 5 el at 50 and th6 at 90
80 and 10 at one IC7700 with amp

40 meters - 2 el at 100 and KLM rot dipole - icom pro III and amp

20 meters - two 4 el 20 meter beams at 70 and 35 feet. icom pro III and amp

15 meters - 5 el beam at 50 feet and also th6 at 90 feet - icom pro II and amp

mult - Butternut vert, R-7000 vert and th6 at 90 feet - icom 756 pro and amp

73 de Mike - ka4rru
 
W1ZD/7   SOSB/20 LP   121,2482010-09-26 18:44:22
About 90% S&P. It's masochistic running low power on 20 M, but had fun anyway.
Thanks for the Q's. 73 Lock
 
K9CT   SOAB HP   277,5602010-09-26 18:45:43
Lots of fun on a part time effort. Good to see 15m open.

73, Craig K9CT
 
KE7YF   SOAB HP   135,9732010-09-26 18:47:39
IC-746 PRO AL-811 (500 Watts)
HOA Restrictions - no antennas allowed.
The following are "yard art" and "bird perches":
40M/20M/15M/10M 14AVQ Vertical on ground (12ft height)two 33ft buried radials.
80M Two Hustler masts (9ft) with 80M resonator on ground, 33ft radials.
20M/15M/10M Dipole at 10 ft height above ground made from Hustler masts and two
resonators with quick disconnects (2 minutes to change bands).

My first major contest using High Power. Stations were definitely easier to
work with 500W versus 100W. All search and pounce. The linear amplifier was
way to hot for running (need to get more cooling).

Thanks for all the Q's. Even worked a few fellow OUTLAWS.

73..........Paul........KE7YF
 
N4PSE   SOAB HP   114,0622010-09-26 18:47:58
Another very part-time effort. Finally decided to run the little amp. 400 watts
sure makes a big difference on RTTY. This was my first high power entry in 48
years of hammin'. Had a very good last hour and half of the contest- made
almost half of my Qs! Thanks to all who called. 73 Jim

Rig: 756PROIII/ AL811 - 400 W
Rigblaster Plus and N1MM/MMTTY software in FSK mode
Butternut HF6 @10ft; radials on roof tiles; 120 degree coverage only.
TA32Jr @ 28ft.
80M OCF Inverted Vee @ 40ft @ center
 
W4RK   SOAB(A) HP   180,9002010-09-26 18:50:10
Excellent activity. Wish I had more time to play in this one. TNX to all for
QSOs.
 
W4PK   SOAB HP   1,770,2282010-09-26 18:53:43
Personal best for me for any contest, ever! Had fun in spite of poor copy
conditions on 80 and 40. Did not use packet this year and I did not miss it
although I am sure there were some multipliers that I missed.

I had a terrible lightning storm last Thursday and I didn't realize until the
contest that it had taken out my 40-meter 4-square control unit. I had a
2-element 40M beam which I was able to use but I sure missed being able to
instantly switch directions!

73, Sam W4PK
 
KK8MM   SOAB LP   326,6132010-09-26 18:57:30
Some improving band conditions (primarily 15m) and a nice turnout made for an
enjoyable weekend. Thanks to all who worked me.
 
KX7L   SOAB LP   44,0442010-09-26 19:00:39
Was going to make this a very casual effort, and just try to get some
new ones on 40 and 80, but when 15 opened up *into Europe* on
Saturday, I just couldn't stop. Even had a TE opening on 10! Too
much fun. High spot was working LX7I for a new one.
 
K2ZC   SOAB HP   458,1602010-09-26 19:01:39
Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
3.5 10 11 2 3 10
7 194 433 50 16 32
14 401 1022 65 15 31
21 70 194 32 13 7
Total 675 1660 149 47 80


Score : 458,160
 
W1MAT   M/2 HP   1,442,8052010-09-26 19:04:24
73,
Matthew W1MAT & Eric KV1J
 
KY7M   SOAB(A) HP   721,5982010-09-26 19:04:42
Nice EU opening on 15m early on Sunday morning. For once, I was at the right
place at the right time considering my limited operating time. Good opening to
Asia on 15m Saturday afternoon. Very limited action on 80 meters Saturday
night. I sure hope 10m gives us more than a few mults in 2011. It is a fun
contest with all of the mults to work on each band. Some incredible run rates
when the bands were open.

Radio: Elecraft K3 and Alpha 76A
Antennas: 3 el. SteppIR (10-20); 2 el. Cushcraft (40); Gladiator GP (80)
Software: N1MM and MMTTY
Interface: US Interface Navigator
 
R9CB   SOSB/80 HP   31,9682010-09-26 19:05:08
Thank you!

73's,
Alex/r9cb
 
AA4YL(@W4HOD)   M/S HP   311,3602010-09-26 19:17:54
Great contest. Glad to see 15 and 10 meters open. The new amp worked great.
KA4PKB and I broke last years score by a large margin. Hope to do better next
year. Thanks for the contacts and a big thank you to the stations who gave my
YL call the first chance on S&P.
 
K7IA   SOAB HP   555,3732010-09-26 19:19:48
Raw scores submitted:

Year QSOs Points Mults Tot. Score Op Time
2009 924 1683 302 508,266 26:38
2010 920 1547 359 555,373 27:37

Numerically this outing was nearly a carbon copy of last year's, but it doesn't
reflect changes in the recent equipment lineup: Three weeks before this year's
outing, the 4 el SteppIR Yagi's driven element went on the blink (for the third
time in 2.5 years), and sometime during the weekend, the linear amp decided not
to make more than 400-500 watts. No matter what the exciter power was, the max
grid current I saw was 25 ma. Output power could have been much lower, so no
complaints here.

A week ago, my neighbor and tower guru, N2IC, and his bride Kathy, supervised
lowering the SteppIR to the ground for inspection and possible repair. Alas,
the 30/40 "trombone" motor had failed mechanically and required replacement. I
elected to simplify the antenna and reduce antenna "down" time by removing the
trombone and replacing the 30/40 motor with a standard 20 meter motor.
SteppIR's support was again superb, and they shipped the needed parts to me via
2nd day air, all at no cost. But parts didn't arrive in time for pre-contest
installation (and local WX was no help, either!), so Steve loaned me a small
three element trapped tribander to get me through the weekend. I've the mods
to the SteppIR, and the next antenna party is--tomorrow!

The little tribander did a nice job, but it wasn't a 4 el SteppIR. I didn't
feel very loud, especially on 15m, which had more activity (sustained both
afternoons, too!) than I've seen in years. I kept thinking about why I don't
have a backup linear amp, because a few extra dB would have helped in the
intense 15m activity. But as I said, it could have been worse--I could have
been barefoot.

I was stunned that I did as well as last year, considering the net equipment
losses. Propagation was certainly better this year on the high bands--I had no
Q's on either 15 or 10 last year. Last year, 40 was more productive, probably
because the SteppIR's 40m rotatable dipole was installed and working (this
year's 40m antenna is the SteppIR vertical). 80m was more productive last
year, with more than twice the Qs. I recall much less noise and far more
activity on 80 last year.

It was a nice surprise to come out so well this year. Wonder what the
equipment lineup will be next year...

Thanks to CQ Magazine for supporting and orgainzing the WW events. Thanks also
to the fine digi ops who filled the bands with activity and who showed up in the
final two hours to hand out some points. And special thanks to those who didn't
give up on my sometimes peanut whistle signal on 15m!

73,
dan k7ia
 
W7JDE   SOAB LP   36,4182010-09-26 19:33:55
Another great contest. Lots of fun with the time I had available.
 
N4JIK   SOAB LP   17,0052010-09-26 19:43:16
FT-897D/100watts/Windom - Well this one once again shows why I like working CW
more than Digital. Lots of problems to work through this go round -- Major
issue I had just gotten two wisdom teeth removed and was pretty well
incapacitated by Percocet off and on during the contest. But given that I had
time off during a contest I decided to give it the good ole boy try none the
less.

Started right on time Friday - a first in a LONG time - worked a three US
stations on 20m right out of the gate but was having issues with RF getting
back into the radio causing it to lock up, beep and have just about 10 watts of
RF output. So I examined the station to determine if I could resolve this one
pretty quickly and as it turns out attempting to do this on narcotics is NOT
the best decision I had during this contest - hi hi. Well I tried swapping
everything around that I could think of from settings on the radio to settings
on the computer to settings on the microwave to settings on the stove and
nothing seemed to work - But I did get the time set on the Microwave (hi hi).
Well I went on to confirm more or less that the problems was caused by a lack
of grounding in the shack, so early on Saturday I ran outside ran an old ground
rod into the ground and grounded the radio only (by this point I had removed
every antenna switch and wire NOT Digital related from the shack) and this
seemed to do the trick. So off I went, was working pretty well S&P tried
working a few runs never got anywhere. Then mouth started hurting so I turned
in kind of early.

Woke up Sunday morning (6am) and decided that I was going to fix this problem
once and for all. So I started a narcotically induced rearranging frenzy. At
0730 I find myself sitting in front of Home Depot waiting for it to open so I
can buy some connectors for grounding everything else in the world. At 0800
Home Depot opens I run around get the parts I need spend a whopping $9 and get
back to the house and proceed to ground just about everything -- my 3 year old
would stand still long enough for me to attach the alligator clamps to him so
he is as of yet ungrounded ;) Jump on the radio and its just magical not a
problem one in the shack! I move up to 15 and 10m to work some of the stations
up there for my 5 band DXCC since I have determined that I am not going to get
anything spectacular in my scores. Did pretty good up there jumped back down to
40m and pulled a few surprises out that late in the morning. Then moved on to
20m and was finally starting to get some momentum going when I started hearing
this rumbling sound, thinking that I had already eaten recently it must be
something else so looked out the window just in time to see some really
beautiful cloud to ground lighting. So off the air I go to wait the storm out.
During the time that I am waiting I take a few more pills to help the throbbing
pain I was having and sit down in the bed to watch TV. Next thing I realize its
7:45PM and the test is over at 8pm. So I managed to sleep way some great
operating time. But none the less learned a few very valuable lessons, grounded
the station and seen a few pink elephants along the way. Looking forward to next
year and I will somehow be in the High Power class since I forget this is not a
100watt contest which makes life miserable for those of us not running a KW or
more.

Jeremy
N4JIK
 
NA2U   SOAB(A) HP   73,1642010-09-26 19:48:41
First CQWW RTTY contest for me. Lots of fun. Pro III, AL-80B (500w output) to
multi-band dipole at 56" (1.5 meters). Thanks to all for patience in copying
my challenging signal.

73 from the desert,

Fred/NA2U
 
VE3KI   SOAB LP   545,0762010-09-26 20:00:05
K3 with LP-PAN panadapter, vertical antenna
 
KN3A   SOAB LP   71,8102010-09-26 20:02:18
20 and 40 meters were very good for me this weekend. I really need to do some
antenna work before winter though.

Kenwood TS 450SAT
OCF Dipole (K4QO design)
75 watts
N1MM Logger
 
WA1FCN   SOSB/40 LP   157,6402010-09-26 20:02:49
Contest started out great, then computer messed up. Did last 100
qso using MMTY by itself no loging program. What a disaster
that was. Oh well new (new to me anyway) beam seems to work fine.
 
NE1B   SOAB LP   34,5782010-09-26 20:10:25
Never intended to operate in this contest, but late Saturday nite turned on rig
to check 20 meter conditions and decided to see if my computer and rig
interface would work on RTTY. I had never been in a RTTY contest before. The
rig worked and I began making contacts. Decided to go after DX at the expense
of states. Very happy with the results which included JA contacts. Guess I am
hooked for next one.
 
N1QD   SOAB LP   74,6902010-09-26 20:17:19
I was very happy with the performance here from my apartment station. All QSOs
were made with indoor antennas.
 
NØKE   SOAB(A) HP   1,033,7062010-09-26 20:24:29
Things were going along well until Murphy paid a visit and did something to my
computer Sunday AM that turned it into a snail! I suspect maybe a virus but it
could have been the operator just as easily. The usual reboot, turn off unused
programs that I know about seemed to have a very temporary and not full return
to normal speed. Trying to do S&P while waiting for the frequency displayed on
N1MM catch up to the radio dial at 1 Hz/second was like watching grass grow or
paint dry. I could go move the garden hose, fix lunch and come back and it
might be done. At least I had some limited success at running or chasing spots
after that but it sure put a halt to a nice (for me) score after a good first
30 hours.
 
KU1T   SOAB HP   424,1862010-09-26 20:25:04
It was my first run into a serious contest, with a brand new rig mountrd into
the shack 2 hours before contest :-), so it was a shakedown run. Due to next
week schedule I was unable to fully commit for the whole weekend.
Despite short schedule it was great experience. With a limited antenna set,
500w amp and lot of luck I count myself very lucky guy.
Thanks for all 600 QSO !! it was real fun.
vy 73, de ku1t.
 
KR7X(@K7ZSD)   SOAB HP   1,236,8732010-09-26 20:25:13
Another year and another RTTY CQWW at Smoke Ranch. Brad (K7ZSD) and Ruth were
terrific hosts,as always, and quite tolerant at letting me intrude with this
mayhem. This mayhem is kind of like this altered line from Olde Willy:"Cry
'Havoc' and let slip the dogs of RTTY(War)." It was kind of a semi-controlled
Havoc of my own making.

I think I got cocky after several years of SO2R and so I decided to change the
logging software from Win-Test to N1MM. I underestimated the learning curve and
the undocumented quirks of the new software. Don't get me wrong it is a good
application but so is Win-Test and I had become comfortable with Win-Test, but
the Digital Windows and mouse automation of N1MM came calling. I made a ton of
mistakes so if I seem slow and cumbersome to you in our QSO, I was. It took me
2/3 of the test to get a feel and a rhythm with its processes. I think I will
be e-mailing the authors about some improvements or clarifications.

This year was basically a duplicate of last year I did a few more Q's but had a
lower score, bad choice of operation tactics and the old learning curve. There
seemed to be more activity which is good but I'm not sure if it was better
propagation or more players. I hope it is both but more players is the most
important thing.

It was good fun and that in itself is a important thought to keep in mind. So
again thanks to all who gave me a Q and to those I QRM'd it was nothing
personal.

Ciao and 73
Hank / KR7X
 
NN6NN(W6XK)   SOAB(A) HP   182,2402010-09-26 20:26:09
This was a totally, enjoyable simplified operation. I respectfully submit my
QSO contribution to an outstanding contest! SO1R and proud of it!
 
W7NNN   SOAB HP   370,1502010-09-26 20:28:37
Had a great time this weekend. Sorry, no tales of Murphy. Even the xyl was away.
Watched the Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday while doing contest.
73-Eric W7NNN
 
NQ7R   SOAB LP   211,4002010-09-26 20:29:27
Rig: K3
Ant: TH6DXX (20-10), HF2 (40), Random wire (80)
N1MM with MMTTY Engine

Somewhat limited time to operate due to band conditions and other activities.
Nice to get a few Q's on 10m. Sunday morning was tough into Europe with only
95 watts. As a non-contest trial with one station, I increased power in 100
watt steps and only just made contact with 400 watts so 15 was mostly a
frustration so I took a break from 9AM to 3PM. Later had a nice run on 15 to
the west. 80% S and P. A decent non-assisted final score for what I
originally thought would be maybe a 50-100 Q's contest.
 
K7VIT   SOAB(A) LP   123,9842010-09-26 20:31:18
Interesting contest with interesting band conditions. Worked one PY who gave me
a report with Zone 13 when I am almost 95% certain he is Zone 11. Nice to
actually work DX on 5 bands ... Condx are starting to return here in the
Pacific-NW. 73, Jerry
 
AD7XZ   SOAB HP   64,1762010-09-26 20:35:36
Had great fun, but other duties had me limit my time on the air. Thanks to all
who I worked.

Joe AD7XZ
 
KB9OWD   SOAB LP   8,5282010-09-26 20:43:25
Could not get things to "talk" right. Was going to fix it as the weekend went
on, then got into the Texas QSO Party full time and that plan fell apart. Will
work on things in the upcoming weeks. Just handed out a few qso's when not in
TQP and trying to get things to work. Mostly all domestic stuff with a few DX
mixed in. Good luck to all those in it for keeps!

73

Ryan KB9OWD
 
KF6T   M/S HP   1,712,8902010-09-26 20:50:19
First major RTTY contest - lots of little problems but good fun.

Jim (WX6V) and I tried to make my SO2R station work in the multi-single class -

a good test of coordination!

Thanks for all the Qs,

Jack - KF6T
Jim - WX6V
 
W6KY   SOAB LP   111,7202010-09-26 20:55:34
Nice to see 15 open. Signals all the way up to 21150. Same with 20 meters.
Signals up to 14150. Great activity. No stateside on 10. All South America and
strong signals. The sunspot dances are working.
73, Art W6KY
CU next weekend for the CQP...

ICOM IC-756PROII @ 100 Watts
GAP Vertical
N1MM
 
NI6T   SOAB HP   220,9682010-09-26 20:59:23
Participation was determined by my wife's "event" in the community, her having
decided upon this weekend unilaterally. "You don't have to participate"--uh
huh. I did manage some productive times--Sunday morning on 20 to Europe was
fun, with low noise levels (neighbors not yet turning on their toys) and not
too much competition. Not that I would do 48 hours under ANY conditions, any
more. I made my first 10m QSO's in ---I don't how long, but it has been years.
10 is always an issue here, with high horizons requiring high MUF's. Even 15
was a novelty--nice to have a few sunspots.
 
WØRAA   SOAB LP   129,7862010-09-26 20:59:35
Had a lot of fun, until my rotor stuck facing South. Have had problems with it
for a month or more, but for some reason it decided to stick facing South,
which placed some limitations on contacts. It should be fixed by next weekend
(Oct. 2nd). Ten meters finally had an opening, so I was able to "finally" get
some Q's on 10 towards the end of the contest. I didn't fire up on 80 at all.
Band conditions were pretty good. Thanks to all who gave me a contact.
 
LS1D   M/S HP   4,647,1922010-09-26 21:13:46
Thanks to all for the qso´s!

CU in the air!

73 Team LS1D "Six Stars Contest Stations"
http://www.sixstars.com.ar
 
K2PO/7   SOSB/40 LP   65,4352010-09-26 21:22:02
Did a monoband effort due to daytime commitments. Bands seemed to get better
through the contest: worked just two Europeans the first night, but two dozen
the second night. Ditto Asians - just 16 the first night, but 32 the second.

Thanks to all for digging out my small 40m signal.
Rig: TS-850 and dipole at 45'
 
W7MRC(NG7Z)   SOAB HP   366,2512010-09-26 21:26:35
The weather here was dead georgeous on Saturday so I spent most of the day
outside doing winter prep work on the property. Never know around here when
those times are available so gotta make hay etc. Lots of chaos on 20M all the
way from 14058 to 14135. It was really difficult to find a run freq so spent
lots of time on 15 and 40. Mostly S&P on 20M with great runs on 15 and 40.
Great fun! 73 Paul NG7Z
 
K6VAR   SOAB(A) LP   16,5642010-09-26 21:46:03
When you have 100W and a low 40/20 fan dipole, a couple of sunspots and 15
meters makes a huge difference. 15m was quite good so I ended up spending more
time at the radio during the day than I planned to.
 
NN4K   SOAB(A) HP   235,6752010-09-26 21:47:09
This contest was a good experience. The equipment and software performed well. I
still need to do some antenna improvements for 40 and 80 meters but the Force 12
did everything I wanted on 10-15-20 meters. I really liked the new AT-Auto tuner
keeping the best antenna loading on every frequency I used. Besides the
computer, I use the FT-2000 and Alpha 78 amplifier but only ran it at 300w.

Near the last half hour of the contest I heard and worked a VK and ZL but I
didn't hear anything from Zones 25 or 26. I saw they were spotted but no print
on my screen. I expect that contests this winter will improve with ole Sol
increasing sun spot activities.

Thanks to all for the QSOs and GL in the next contest.
73 Vaden
 
W6TQG   SOAB(A) HP   8,7232010-09-26 22:01:19
Didn't have much time to operate. Thanks for all of the Q's!
73,
Phil W6TQG
 
VA7ST   SOAB LP   638,7162010-09-26 22:34:00
* FT-2000, N1MM Logger + MMTTY
* 3-ele SteppIR at 47'
* 40M SteppIR dipole, mostly at 47'
* 80M two-vertical array (SE-NW, broadside NE-SW)
* 80M Beverage 270' aimed due east
* No cluster

2010 Flux: 83 | Ap: 13>7 | Kp: 3>1
2009 Flux: 72 | Ap: 2>9 | Kp: 2>0
2008 Flux: 67 | Ap: 3 | Kp: 1
2007 Flux: 65 | Ap: 26>13 | Kp: 4>1

Another low-power entry to prove to myself that power isn't everything. But it
sure is something. Could have landed a few more juicy multipliers with a bit
more oomph over the pole, but overall I was quite happy with what 100W can net
from the far left in this contest. Thanks to a somewhat revitalized 15M, I went
far beyond all my previous bests, even the high-power scores from 2008 and
2007.

Highlights: Saudi Arabia on 20M, a bunch of Europe on 40M, and a handful of
Europe on 15M.

Lowlights: 80M -- every inch of it. The ones that got away (F6BEE on 15M, 4Z4
on 20M)

The contest was a tale of extremes here. Every band had its moments, except
80M. The most pronounced extreme was 40M on Saturday evening, when the Europe
window was so wide open the auroral curtain was almost ripped off its hooks.
Perhaps others have heard 40M better than that, but I sure haven't. CQing
produced little but I walked the band working everything I could hear, which
felt a little magical with just 100W on RTTY to a dipole at only 47'.

40M Dipole +
------------
The new wire reflector I hung 30' behind the SteppIR dipole worked just fine.
Not a lot of F/B, but noticeable gain when the dipole was aligned with the
wire. Flick a switch and the reflector becomes a director. The calculations for
pattern are complex, so naturally I haven't done them. But I did model (in a
rudimentary way) the rotary dipole with a fixed ref/dir so I could gauge where
I was sending RF. ( http://www3.telus.net/va7st/steppir_hybrid40.shtml ).

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
2009 >> 7 172 390 37 19 42 LP rotary dipole @ 47' w/ passive
element
2009 >> 7 160 339 26 17 42 LP rotary dipole @ 47'
2008 >> 7 204 441 34 19 42 HP twin half-squares
2007 >> 7 145 296 13 11 36 HP Single half-squares, EW/NS

80M --------------------------------------

Here's where things went from the sublime to subliminal. When the frenetic 40M
band was worked out both evenings, I made tracks for 80M. Wish I'd stayed on
40! Last year, also with low power, I was able to squeeze 110 Qs and 36
sections out of the twin vertical array. This year, just 76 Qs and 31 sections.


Noise wasn't bad at all, and the Beverage really helped hear through it. I
simply found very few stations to work. Perhaps I stayed on 20M too long into
the evening Friday and Saturday. Working 40M for a couple of hours pushed my
arrival on 80M well into the night. The band was best after 0700z, but by then
it's the hard-core contesters and fewer casuals. All-in-all, not a good weekend
on 80M.

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
2009 >> 3.5 76 147 7 7 31 LP twin verticals
2009 >> 3.5 110 214 8 9 36 LP twin verticals
2008 >> 3.5 205 398 9 10 46 HP twin verticals
2007 >> 3.5 106 209 7 8 37 HP delta loop

20M --------------------------------------

The only place I felt a bit weak was 20M to North America. This band is where
my powerline noise is worst (all those big signals swamp the noise blanker,
letting the crud through). Had some good hours to Europe both mornings, and
decent JA runs both afternoons.

With 15M in the mix this year, I poached time away from 20M. I really wanted to
surpass last year's 408 Qs on 20M, but in the final half hour, with Europe
played out and domestic Qs getting thinner, I headed to 40M instead and added
four more valuable states on 40M -- so it was a good move.

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
2009 >> 14 376 931 61 21 48 LP SteppIR 3-element
2009 >> 14 408 1027 64 22 41 LP SteppIR 3-element
2008 >> 14 358 876 64 22 39 HP Mosley CL33
2007 >> 14 320 726 48 20 39 HP Mosley CL33

15M --------------------------------------

Stonger on Sunday than Saturday, but pretty good both days to NA. Caught what
must have been the tail end of a European opening on Sunday around 1750z...
lasted all of 5 minutes because by 1754z I had my six EU countries in the log
and there were no more. Well, I did return in the 2000z hour and first thing I
did was call CQ over the pole. Only G0ORH heard me, so that was EU #7 on 15M.

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
2009 >> 21 173 372 22 15 34 LP SteppIR 3-element (It's
alive!)
2009 >> 21 25 63 9 7 7 LP SteppIR 3-element
2008 >> 21 17 35 4 4 8 HP Mosley CL33
2007 >> 21 28 64 6 7 7 HP Mosley CL33

10M --------------------------------------

Days of the living dead. Listened on 10M occasionally, but it was empty. Except
twice, with two Zone 13 stations worked. When this baby wakes up, it'll be a
whole new game.

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
2009 >> 28 2 6 1 1 0 LP SteppIR 3-element (It's
alive!)
2009 >> 28 0 0 0 0 0
2008 >> 28 0 0 0 0 0 |-- dead to the world
2007 >> 28 0 0 0 0 0 /

What would I have done differently?
-----------------------------------

My 29 hours on was nicely distributed, and I slept from 0830z to nearly 1400z
both nights. Wish I had gotten up earlier to get more out of 40M to the Pacific
and Asia. The band was still useful to JA at 1400z (late in the grayline) but I
think I missed the real action by an hour or two.

I also would have stayed in the chair Sunday afternoon instead of feeling
compelled by a warm sunny fall day to go out and weed-eat the front yard with
1.5 hours to go. Took only 30 minutes and I enjoyed the break. But in the final
five minutes before 0000z, I realized I was just four Qs shy of 800. With two
minutes left, I was at 799. I left my unproductive CQ slot on a broad-daylight
40M band and searched for a station. Everyone I found was B4. Twenty seconds
left, I found a new one to work.... and lost the jump-ball. There's always next
year. I hate fescue.

That's a wrap on CQWW RTTY 2010. Had a great time, as always, and wouldn't have
missed it. On to the next one. See you in the fray!

73, Bud VA7ST
http://www3.telus.net/va7st

Year-over-year comparison:

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

----------------------------------------
Qs Mult Score
----------------------------------------
2010 SOABLP 799 346 638,716
2009 SOABLP 703 288 473,184 SteppIR
2008 SOABHP 784 301 526,750
2007 SOABHP 599 239 309,505 1st HP entry
2006 SOABLP 561 242 300,322
2005 SOABLP 365 221 189,840
2004 SOABLP 760 220 482,062 1st contest w/tower
2003 SOABLP 257 168 101,304


Be sure to check out the new Orca DX and contest club
http://www.orcadxcc.org
 
H2E(DAVE)   SOAB LP   1,162,3322010-09-26 22:46:21
Better than last year. Nice to have more action on 10m, condx generally OK. Warm
in the shack (35C). Greetings to all, Dave
 
DJ1OJ   SOAB LP   342,7922010-09-27 00:55:11
FT-1000MP 100w Ant: GAP-Titan
 
9A/VE3ZIK(@9A3MR)   SOSB/20 LP   351,9182010-09-27 01:16:59
My first ever WW RTTY Contest. Actually, my second ever complete RRTY Contest :)
Time to time I really enjoyed pile ups but a lot of time was S/P, up & down, up
& down.
in Saturday I worked only three JAs until I came to idea something was wrong.
Thanks to google, I saw JAs RTTY window is between 070 and 110, and this could
be a problem for low power station because it is really hard to find a good
frequency in this part of the band. anyway, 20 JAs on the log, next time I know
what should I do HI.
Rain was present almost all weekend here. In Saturday I had for about one hour
heavy QRN, rest of the contest was ok.
I used my Icom 738 which is not actually too much good radio for RTTY. Thanks
to some people who really heard and moved a little bit from my frequency (R3BB,
thanks for a small QSY, after that I worked my rest 17 JAs HI). The antennas was
an Optibeam OB 7-3 on 15m high and a small quarter wave vertical for a quick
change .
The next thing and it was really frustrating to me time to time is - SCP. Super
check partial is a great thing, but... In SCP is also Roger, VE3ZI. My problem
is, people do not look exactly in the their monitors, they see VE3ZI in another
color and that's it. There was a couple of them where I really do not sure if
there received exactly my call, despite i repeated them several times.
At the end, it was a very very nice contest.
Thanks to 9A3MR and his wife for a great hospitality.

Hope to see you in 2011 Contest.

QSL as usual goes via DO7ZZ, DARC bureau, eQSL and LotW.

GL!

Zrinko (Zik) VE3ZIK, DO7ZZ, YT3ZZ
 
GØHVQ   SOAB LP   593,6462010-09-27 01:21:06
Icom IC7400, 100W, Hustler 4BTV (40/20/15m), Cushcraft MA8040 (80m), Sirio SY4
(10m).

First contest for me where the solar cycle finally seems to be on the up: 15m
was in great shape and even some activity on 10m (Es and TEP), although I
worked the HC8 on 10m Fri evening but didn't hear him on this band in the
contest. Missed a big chunk on Sat evening & night, reckon I could have broken
the 1000 QSOs with longer activity, but great fun nonetheless.

73
Darrell G0HVQ
 
S5ØPTUJ(@S59DJK)   M/S HP   3,053,0042010-09-27 01:28:50
Our first M/S operation after long, long years from our club station in old
castle. It was equipment limited operation, but new fourbander work excellent.
S50PTUJ is special callsign at the festival by the municipality of Ptuj.

Thanks for QSO's and see you next time!


Sandi S52OP
 
ST2AR(S53R)   SOAB LP   3,615,4762010-09-27 01:31:39
My firts RTTY contest in nearly 35+ on the air - as a matter of fact I made my
1st RTTY contact ever this year in May!

Lots of fun, but I just wonder how all-band score would look like from here
without 15 meters? That band works like magic and stays opened for almost 24
hours! The rest was more of a pain than it looks from the score. I had a taget
of 2300Q/400mults and 2.7M total before the contest, but mults made all the
differnce. Only spend a good our out of the whole weekend away from the radio,
which shows on the mult score. Going up and down the bands hundreds of times
payed off, opposed to calling CQ endlessly and wait for those 15-20/hour to
call back. 100W is only enough on 15m, other bands are a pain and one ends up
cq-ing in vain. On 20m ONLY W7DO came on my CQ for a new state/prov mult - all
the rest were "hand-picked".

Always thought that the digital modes and RTTY were boring, but I sure changed
my mind after this one!! Chasing mults and the score is as heated/hectic as in
CW or SSB.

73, Robert ST2AR/S53R
 
SV1BDO/3   SOSB/20 LP   274,2442010-09-27 01:37:35
Kenwood TS-480 SAT 100W, ant 2 element cubical Quad @ 10m high.
Software N1MM Logger 10.9.5 with MMVARI Engine & new FSK option.
MMVARI is much better than MMTTY.
Many thanks to all for the great time.
73, Sotiris
 
E7ØT(@E74EBL)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   348,6592010-09-27 01:47:33
Thanks to all, worked only 23.5h due to family obligations on Sunday.
CU Next time!

73,
Vlado
 
CR6K(CT1ILT)   SOAB LP   2,986,0562010-09-27 02:03:25
The goal was to break the existing EU LP record from 2002 by RU3QW of 2.2M
points.

Great conditions on 15m this time!

Kudos to N6AR for copying me on Sunday evening on 10m!! NR4M and K1TTT were
also heard on 10m with good sign but they didn't copy me.

New gadgets seem to be working properly. Too bad I could not TX on the second
radio due to MMTTY and Sound card problem. Will be fixed for next one (I hope
:) ).



QSOs (with dupes)

| EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
-------------------------------------------------------
| 47.4% | 44.9% | 2.9% | 1.4% | 2.9% | 0.6% |
-------------------------------------------------------

Powered by Win-Test 4.5.1 http://www.win-test.com

Cu in EU SPRINT next weekend!

Filipe Lopes CT1ILT
http://www.rep.pt/ct1ilt
 
G3TXF   SOSB/80 HP   52,8122010-09-27 02:18:43
Part-time entry just on 80m.

Never ceases to amaze me how quickly after the contest RTTY Contesters load
their logs up to LoTW. Loads of "QSLs" already on LoTW only a few hours after
the end of the CQWW RTTY Contest.

73 - Nigel G3TXF
 
E76C(@E77DX)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,023,6152010-09-27 02:47:08
Unfortunately I was unable to break a world record, but the EU's record fell.

Propagation on Saturday were excellent. Sunday began a disaster, until late
afternoon. 1267 QSOs made the first day, while the remaining 698 another day.
5/5/5 stack the USA has worked very well together with 4el Yagi for the other
directions. In addition to two power failure after 20 minutes there were no
other technical problems.

I hope that the CQ WW Contest rules will be changed and that the unassisted and
assisted be a category one, because both use the majority of dx cluster, one is
always lying and to recognize that others have worked with dx clusters ;-)


Worked 48% EU, 36% NA, 13% AS, 1% AF, 1% OC, 1% SA.

All U.S. States have done.

Missed Zones: 2, 7 and 12 :(

Thanks to all!

73, E76C Zoran
 
N1MGO   M/S HP   1,204,3722010-09-27 02:54:48
Great fun! Glad to see propagation picking up, still not great on 15 or 10,
but better than last several years.

KB1JXJ assisted by keeping the coffee pot full and the table loaded with great
food!

Still using just dipoles in the trees, WriteLog software an an IC-756P2 radio
with an AL-80 amp at 500 watts.
Everything worked flawlessly, worked many RTTY regulars and lots of new calls.

Thanks to all!

Gordon - N1MGO, Charlie - KT1I, Ray - KB1LRL
 
SP2FOV   SOSB(A)/20 LP   92,0952010-09-27 03:18:09
Rig: IC 751A
Ant: GP
N1MM
 
MØAFZ   SOAB LP   267,8102010-09-27 03:26:34
Personal record for me! Highlights include working E21YDP; HC8/K6AW; VQ9LA -
new contacts. Small station, FT920 with CW Windom antenna using FSK. Thanks for
all the contacts!
 
VE9DX   SOAB LP   252,8162010-09-27 03:37:25
Part time effort. Mostly S&P.
 
EC1KR   SOSB(A)/40 HP   49,6802010-09-27 03:51:55
TRX: YAESU FT1000MP-MKV + 400W + 1 Elm Right Monoband 40m

An interesting Contest, barely able to spend 4 hours Only, but quite enjoyed
the 40m band. Good conditions for NA that allowed me to work 50% of the QSO. A
greeting and we hear/read on the next occasion.

Jesus - EC1KR
www.ec1kr.com
www.ed1r.com
 
K3TN   SOAB LP   104,0042010-09-27 03:57:45
I recognize the skill it takes to operate a RTTY contest and to have a station
to withstand RTTY contesting but I'm still finding it hard to really like RTTY
contests. Especially the CQ WW version where there really isn't any exchange to
copy, outside of state for NA contacts. You can also tell it is the WW version -
seems like the only RTTY contest where its really hard for a pipsqueak station
to establish a run on a band open to EU.

That said, fun having 15m open pretty much every time I got on during daylight,
which was limited. The band was solid deedle deedle deedle from .060 to .125.
 
W1ZT   SOAB HP   529,1792010-09-27 04:01:41
Glad to see good conditions on most bands with good world wide coverage on 20m
this year. It was nice to have 15m open to give everyone more room to operate;
at least for those of us still using one radio :-)
After struggling to keep the 3 element SteppIR in service over the past 3
years, I put the Force 12 C4 back up and it performed as well as it has in
years' past. Now I hope to stay on the air through the winter.
Thanks to all for the Qs; lots of new callsigns in the log again with
constantly improving operating skills and results.

Station:
Icom 756 PRO II + Acom 2000A 1.0 KW
80m Inverted V @ 65 ft
40m Force 12 C4 rotary dipole
20/15/10m Force 12 C4 2 element yagi
WriteLog log + RITTY by K6STI (outstanding combination)
 
5P9X(OZ9GA)   SOAB LP   511,3812010-09-27 04:08:42
Tnx fer all Q's
I had problems with the beam (water in traps) an af lot of QRM from a lokal
switch mode power supplies.
So I culd not take the full advance of the good condxt.
80 and 40 meter are all worked with my W3DZZ only 8 meter o.g.

73 de 5P9X OZ9GA Torben
 
PJ2S(@PJ2T)   M/S HP   3,968,0292010-09-27 04:11:28
This was a first time experience for the entire group. The equipment at Signal
Point was just fantastic. The Kura Lodge was fantastic. We had a great time and
appreciate the contacts from all over the globe. What is the date for next
year?? (LOL)
 
N4ZZ   SOAB HP   1,818,3572010-09-27 04:27:38
That was fun! May start doing more rtty contests. Bands were great except for
10 meters. Thanks for all the q's. C U in the next one!

73 Don-n4zz
 
PW2B(PY2HL)   SOAB(A) LP   35,8402010-09-27 04:30:40
FT 857D
5 ELEM 10M
5 ELEM 15M
3 ELEM 20M
50W
 
KE4UNA   M/S LP   390,8702010-09-27 04:38:18
80 meter dx = 2 would not let me insert ?????
had a great time Connie is new to rtty only 2nd contest she has been in.
Thanks to all for the qso's.
KJ4UNA Connie
KE4UNA Jeff
 
W1AJT(VE3UTT)   SOAB(A) HP   238,8402010-09-27 04:41:11
K3 to fully camouflaged 43 ft. vertical

House guests kept operating at a minimum.
 
ZC4LI(STEVE)   SOSB/15 HP   399,3302010-09-27 04:55:51
SO1R

Antenna:- C/craft A3S @ 50ft
Rig:- IC-756 Pro3
Amp:- Acom-1000
Software:- Win-Test

Thanks to the organisers and to everyone for the Q's.

I did intend to do an SOAB LP SO2R effort but the
contest clashed with an Army reunion and I could
not pass up the chance of meeting with guys some
of whom I had not seen for over 45 years.

Anyway the reunion went well and I also managed to
get in a few hours contesting so all in all a pretty
decent weekend.

As far as I can remember condx on 15 were pretty good
and as the band was not chocabloc finding a spot to run
after some S&P was comparatively easy.

No gripes to speak of, or if there was I cannot remember
any of those either !

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

73 and hope to see you in the TARA PSK and also the
RSGB 21/28 CW Just G stations required but if you need
a Qso on those bands give me a quick call and I will
accommodate.

Steve.
 
NA2M   SOAB(A) LP   210,9702010-09-27 05:04:40
Rig: Elecraft K3 100 Watts
Ant: 40M Delta Loop, 80/160 Inverted "L"
Software: MMTTY-N1MM
 
N2WK   SOAB HP   549,4502010-09-27 05:21:01
Part time effort, was out of town Friday/Saturday.

Tnx for the Q's
 
VY2SS   SOAB LP   1,096,7922010-09-27 05:25:59
K3 > Tribander(55 feet) and verticals.

This is about average for me in this contest although it seems I had to work
harder for it this year.
 
W2GPS   SOAB(A) HP   69,9162010-09-27 05:29:10
I didn't start until Saturday morning and then I was just going to collect some
more countries so I used my DX logging software. I had other commitments
Saturday evening and Sunday morning but when I returned to the contest I
switched to N1MM contest software and rates went way up. I was just getting in
my stride when the contest ended. It was fun.
 
GMØFGI   SOAB HP   921,0502010-09-27 05:41:09
Conditions here on the poor side. Nothing heard on 10m, quite a number stations
heard on 15m but could not hear me!; heard many EU stations working JA's etc
but DX not heard here!. 20m and 40m main bands but both below par for much of
contest.

Thanks to organisers and for all contacts.

EQUIPMENT: ICOM 7600, ACOM 1010 300 watts
ANTENNAS : 20-10m VK2ABQ at 25ft; 40m Vertical, 80m Loop at 30ft
SOFTWARE : N1MM
 
AI9T   SOAB(A) HP   2,021,9762010-09-27 05:43:49
Thanks for all the Q's
 
ON6NL   SOSB(A)/15 HP   251,0822010-09-27 05:49:35
15 is back! Fantastic to see propagation evolve over the day according the
calculations. Still there were differences. Day 1 brough a lot of Mid West from
the US and good openings into Europe. Day 2 gave the missing East coast states
and nice DX into Asia. I think I reached my goal setting a new national record
on 15!

CW is King; RTTY the Queen!

IC756P2, ACOM1000
KT34A at 55ft
N1MM + MMTTY
 
VE3HG   SOAB LP   112,1402010-09-27 05:55:19
Discovered that MMTTY now installs differently in Writelog which caused a couple
of hours of discontent. Almost worked JA on 80 Sunday morning as he got
VE3H...but no G :( so no contact at 100 watts. Should have run the SB-220 amp
which was sold on the weekend. After the contest set up the Flex 1500 and it's
working okay but needs more tweaking so the CW is smoother. SSB at 5 watts is
much better than expected and receive is amazing. Might run CQP next weekend
QRP. Odd not to have any big box radios on the operating table.
 
KØBX   SOAB(A) HP   225,9182010-09-27 06:18:29
My favorite RTTY contest. Conditions were very good all weekend except for
Saturday morning. About 1400Z when I got on, the Europeans were S-9 but no one
could hear me?? I looked at the amp, it was working, checked all the antennas,
everything was fine. Slowly over the next 1/2 hour, as the sun was moving over
us, 20 meter improved and I was back in business.
I spent my Sunday time on 15 meters. It was fun seeing that band come alive.

Joe K0BX St. Louis Mo
 
K8UT   SOAB HP   459,9632010-09-27 06:32:52
Great contest with lots of new calls, new countries, and band openings from 80
down to 10 meters. Got a late start and only operated for 24 hours, but had a
great time. Thanks to all who worked me.

-larry (K8UT)
 
DL4MDO(@DKØEE)   SOAB HP   1,843,1142010-09-27 06:32:56
Need 80 Meter Antenna
 
AD4Z(JULIO)   SOSB/40 LP   91,7282010-09-27 06:37:45
Nice!!!! My first WWRTTY from USA. CU in the WWCW from home HI3A...73's
 
IC8TEM   SOSB/20 LP   171,3362010-09-27 06:38:04
STATISTICS:
ZONES WKD: 1,3,4,5,6,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,28,30,33,34,40
USA STATES: CO,KS,MN,MO,CT,MA,ME,NH,RI,VT,NJ,NY,MD,PA,AL,FL,GA,KY,NC,SC,TN
VA,NM,CA,AZ,OR,WA,OH,WV,IL,WI.
CANADA PROVINCE: AB,BC (3x),NB,NS,ON,PEI,QC,SK.

COMMENT:
This year, due to reaching the maximum of solar cycle, I decided to repeat my
participation in CQWW RTTY. In 2008 I had only 393 qsos (982 points) and 124
mults. So I am very very happy, but I'm wondering why I didn't hear anytime any
W5: maybe it can be a QSB trouble. I'm less than a little pistol: I have only
1/4 wl GP ant for 10,15,20 and 40 and TS-2000 (50w out). I have found this big
QSB in the evenings, that make me to go bed at 2130z first evening and at 20z,
because USA stns cannot hear my vy vy weak signal. I must thank all stations
for having patience with me, because I need to get a bit of luck for print my
call on screens without garbage characters. Hrd many other DX as KH2/N2NL,
ZL3ME, 6V7X, ZS2, ST2AR, A61BK, VU2LBW, BD1TCC, VE4EAR, PJ2S, some KP3, KH6MB,
JY4NE but wkd people as VK7GN, 9M2CNC, 9M2TO, E21YDP, KL7RA, DU1IVT, DU1BP,
YB4IR, 4B1EE, SU/HA3JB, OD5O.
I expected that more USA stations were calling towards Europe, but I saw many
USA answering to EU with signals around S-9. I tried also to CQ towards USA,
but my sign was barely audible only on East coast + Ohio, judjing the people
who were answering me.
I don't want to accuse anyone, but I hope to get better conditions in future.

QSL route: DIRECT (qrz.com) or eQsl.cc or LoTW.

Best 73 from Capri Island de Costy IC8TEM (iota EU-031)
 
G3LDI   SOAB LP   201,7082010-09-27 06:45:08
I intended to dabble for a few nice ones, but the rain was hissing down
outside so I spent a lot of time at the radio in the end. Repaired my rhombic
this week so was using that. Even received two genuine reports! Propagation not
too bad, managed Arizona on 15 metres, most W7 states on 20 ( no Wymoming though
)
Hard work sometimes with 80 watts, but the rhombic really paid off, except that
I
had nothing to Africa, or the Pacific.

Yaesu 1000MP, MicroHam II, N1MM
Antennas: 4 wavelength per leg rhombic on 20 metres at 80ft. 80m inv V at 100ft
 
CE3DNP   SOAB LP   282,0202010-09-27 06:47:36
My fisrt rtty test. Very nice ! Excellent condx !
 
N8NOE   SOAB HP   84,2722010-09-27 06:53:16
Being a Mac (OSX) User, I ran and Logged using RUMped & CocoaModem. Had some
Audio issues most of the Time as I jsut put the Shack back together after a New
Wood Floor and had not got everything back in the right place yet. Used N1NM
Logger to help with scoring this one. First time, and I think it's right
anyway. Had a LOT of fun "Once AGN?" stopped so much and it seemed I'd got my
Audio troubles Found. Saw some Calles I knew in the beginning but nobody heard
me, then once running again could not find them. Had a LOT of fun in this as I
always do and did get to work some Known Calls. THANKS ALL for waiting and
sticking around durring the Audio troubles!
73 for Now, Jeff-N8NOE
 
WA6L   SOAB LP   50,6882010-09-27 06:57:42
I managed to get 8 hours of operating time at various points through the
weekend. I wish it could have been more, but life keeps interfering with Ham
Radio.

15 meters on Sunday was an absolute joy. The band was jumping with the East
Coast and Europe in the morning to AK, HI, JA, and VK in the afternoon. There
was some decent activity on 10 meters as well, mostly to South America.

The bands were wide open to Japan, but there didn't seem to be that many
stations on the air. I was hoping for an "all you can eat" Japanese buffet,
but those needed 3-pointers were not that plentiful.

I ran low power with my K3 into a log-periodic, with an inverted-L for 80m.
The only problem with the K3 is that you can hear many more stations than you
can work with low power.

73,

John, WA6L
 
JH8KYU/1   SOAB LP   8,6182010-09-27 07:02:39
Thank you for all the Q's.
I was active with only 1 meter length whip antenna and the barefoot radio.
The condition seemed getting much better especially on 15m.
 
K2DB   SOAB LP   14,6942010-09-27 07:02:51
Remote operation (part time)using logmein.com, N1MM and Skype.
Paul K2DB
 
VE3CV   SOSB/80 LP   41,5532010-09-27 07:06:25
First time entry and first contest with my new call, VE3CV (former VE3FRX).
Pulled the all-nighter on Friday/Saturday waiting for KH6, VK or JA opening,
but nada. Also tough to EU on Friday night, but much better on Saturday....
maybe because the EU wall had diminished by then. NA mults missed DE,LA,MT,NV
as well as VE6, VE5, VE4 and VO1/2 and the arctic. Had to cut the second night
short so that I could get up at 6AM to go to the London ARC fleamarket...I
guess I lost my priority.

N1MM v 10.9.5 and MMTTY v 1.66 worked great, but I was pulling my hair out for
about 30min when no one would answer my call, even locals. Finally saw that my
mark was set a 1425 Hz! How that happened I don't know as I always hit "HAM"
when I start. Ran 50W into 80m Zepp with apex at 50ft. FT1000MP using AFSK.

Lots of fun and very addicting! Will be looking forward to the WPX next year.
Thanks for all the Qs and for pulling me out of the letter mix.
73
Jeff
VE3CV (VE3FRX)
 
N8BJQ   SOAB HP   1,557,4452010-09-27 07:08:43
Conditions much better than last year. Score is up around 500K. Really happy
to see 15 open as well as it did. Lots of 4 band Q's and PJ2S and P49X were
the only 5 banders. Seemed like an endless supply of EU stns whenever you
could find a clear spot to CQ. 10 was a pleasant surprise. Some much needed
mults there.

N1MM worked well using 2 computers. Still like the ProIII for RTTY, probably
because of the scope and the bigger decoder screen. The amp with the SO2R
board worked great.

IC-756ProIII
K3
Dishtronix DX2400L with SO2R board
Monbanders for 10-40 and vert for 80
 
CX9AU   SOSB/40 LP   17,4852010-09-27 07:10:56
RIG TS 440-S
SOFTWARE: N1MM + MMVARI
 
VY2LI   SOSB/40 LP   198,8822010-09-27 07:15:36
Decided to run 40M LP again this year to see if I could move up last year's
score.I did--way up,but from Livescore reports got waxed by N2WQ/VE3.Nice
job!With about an hour to go and the band fading I was still hoping to top
200K.Spent the last 10 min frantically looking for a newbie since CQing wasn't
working,but to coin a Cribbage term,I literally died in the 'stink hole',about
one/two Qs shy of my mark.It was awful tempting to snap on the SB-220 to try
the pileup on CR3L because 100W just wasn't cutting it.

Bands seemed pretty decent which was good for LP;other wise I might have
regretted my decision to stay with LP.I did not;however,work any
Pacific,including KH6 which I usually always snag on 40.Heard a few weak
ones,but no Qs,and no JAs despite seeing them being worked.Not so sure my off
time was well selected.

VY2SS was the only station that I had any luck with moving bands(80).A couple
of the Multis asked but I could not hear them on designated
frequency.Fortunately,also worked fellow MCCer VA1CHP for NS,but nothing heard
from VO/VE9,VE5,VE6.Thanks for VE4,Ed (EAR).Hope we got into you log.73,Bill

EQUIPMENT:
FT-990,N1MM,Rigblaster
Wilson SY-1 tribander,rotatable 40DP @70'
80M 1/4 vert,comfortable chair!!!
lousy macros
 
W1UE(@K1LZ)   SOAB HP   4,403,1782010-09-27 07:18:03
Equipment:
Stn 1: Icom 7800/Acom 2000A
Stn 2: Icom 7800/Acom 2000A
Stn 3: Icom 781/Acom 2000A
SO2R Controller/FSK generator: YCCC SO2R Box
Antennas: too many to mention

Many thanks to Krassy K1LZ for the use of his great station!

My goal before the contest was to break the existing US SOABHP record; by
analyzing my close effort 2 years ago, and the results of the current record
holder, I knew it was going to take about 3000 Qs and decent openings on 10/15M
(for the mults) to do it. I surpassed the old record about 2200Z, and all the
backscatter on 10M did was add to the total.

I had a great time. Game plan was to CQ on two bands continuously, by using
several Autohotkey routines that I have to switch focus and combine keystrokes.
I have to say it worked FB, and justified the time spent in getting it set up.

Highlights: the 20M opening to the Far East on Sat evening. Worked a number of
BAs and other countries in that area. The 10M backscatter (to US) opening on
Sunday afternoon/early evening was also great; 10M was open to most of the US,
as I worked states from Wa to Ca/Az, VE4/Mn, NJ/AL/Ga and a number of
Caribean/SoAmer stations.

Thanks to everyone for the Qs. I had a great time!

Dennis W1UE
 
K1IMI(N4CW)   SOAB LP   1,168,9442010-09-27 07:28:28
First serious effort using K1IMI call (No, it's NOT K1IM....). Still need to
master K3 AGC...it can get pretty crowded out there! Using just an 80M Windom
on 80 and 40; it doesn't help that it slopes from 55 feet to 25 feet... I was
considering using a vertical quad loop but didn't have time to erect it -- too
many household chores to do on sunny days (like scrape and paint!). But
something definitely needs to be done...too many folks couldn't hear my 100
watts! What a joy working VU, ST, DU, and 6V1 as well as so many others.
It was lots of fun working friends and stopping to chat every now and
then...nothing's that serious that you can't take time out to chat with a
friend!
Looking forward to next year's challenges. Thanks, all. Bert, N4CW/K1IMI
 
DF9ZP   SOSB(A)/15 HP   329,2202010-09-27 07:29:22
thanks for calling me.
vy 73 jo
 
N2WQ/VE3   SOSB(A)/40 LP   294,4682010-09-27 07:34:04
Due to a storm-related power outage, I started the contest 3 hours late!
Definitely not good for morale.

This is my first real try of the new 4 el yagi at 90 feet up. It works really
well. I had no problem hearing and working JA, HL, VK, and ZL. It was amazing,
and a real bummer, that I could copy Europe about 2 hours before (2000 GMT)
they could (2200 GMT). Clearly I need a real amp to improve the SNR on the far
end.

Having 4 different MMTTY profiles decoding at the same time was very helpful.
Was able to dig out weak signals most of the time. Next time I will add some
more decoding diversity through MMVARI, DXP38, and TrueTTY.

Biggest challenge was staying awake between 1 and 4 am local time. Need much
better rest and stronger coffee for the next one.

All in all I am very pleased with the outcome. Next year's target is at least
1000 QSOs.

Rudy N2WQ
 
LZ8E(LZ2BE)   SOAB(A) HP   4,189,4252010-09-27 07:36:47
Condx was good, but is still impossible to work USA on 10m from here.
The result is little bit better than last year. Probably it could be even
better if the rotor of my 40m beam and a KT36XA didn't block to Asia on Sat
afternoon due to water in cable. It wasn't a problem on high bands with the
second tribander, but to work USA on 40m I had to relay on my phased
verticals.
Thanks to all for Q's and CUAGN.

73 Boyan
 
PY2MTV   SOAB LP   411,7252010-09-27 07:41:39
QSL VIA : LOTW, EQSL AND M0OXO DIRECT ONLY.
 
W6ONV   SOSB/20 HP   58,5962010-09-27 08:22:01
It was until I was about 2 hours into the CQWW that I made the decision to
operate SOSB on 20M. Not sure why, maybe it's the frustration I face on 40/80M
with the vertical in a very limited space.

At any rate I started off the contest with 2 of my best hours of running a
frequency ever with a 57 rate, followed by a 67 rate. I was still making
contacts to the East Coast after the sun went down, but never really had much
lucky with the JAs.

Saturday morning I started early, the rate never material for the time I spent.
It was more lucrative to attempt working the EU stations, which I did in S&P.
Unfortunately a schedule appointment turned into an unscheduled trip to the ER,
which put an end to the contest.

Regardless, it was still a great time!
 
K8AJS   SOAB LP   645,0182010-09-27 08:33:46
As always, I had a lot of fun in this contest. RTTY has become my favorite
contest mode, and this year's CQ WW event just reinforced that attraction. I
wish I could have stayed up longer and worked more hours, but I just don't have
the endurance I used to...:-)

Reading some of the other comments about 15 meters, it seems I should have
spent more time there on Saturday, instead of trying to slug it out on 20
meters, where I was having a lot of difficulty being productive. I did discover
15 meters on Sunday, though, and had a lot of fun there for a lot of hours
running EU and chalking up multipliers. The band was just wall-to-wall signals,
from about .062 up past .140. I did a lot of good in S&P and even with low power
was able to hold a frequency and run stations for quite a while.

Ten meters was a suprise on Saturday, when I went there just to see if anything
was happening and wound up picking up 15 multipliers in about half an hour. Just
a hint of propagation to come in the next few years as the sun finally wakes up
and kicks up a few spots for our benefit.

Thanks to all for the contacts, and I'm looking forward to the next one!

Rig: FT1000MP
Antennas: Quad, 3 el 20-15, 4 el 10; 204-foot G5RV
Software: WriteLog 10.71c
 
E77DX   SOSB(A)/15 HP   281,2002010-09-27 08:34:16
My first semi-serois entry in RTTY contest. Souonds interesting.... :)

Operated only 13 hours beacuse of some family duties!

Logged as well 81 QSO on 80m and 31 on 40m!

15m setup FT-2000 + 1,5 KW and 3 x 6L yagi Wintest + MMTTY

73s
Braco
 
K7RE   SOAB LP   609,2942010-09-27 08:48:09
This time out I decided to see what my IC-706 MK II would do
in a real contest. I was quite impressed with how this mid
performance radio performed. I kept it at 20W and fed my
ALS- 500M amplifier to get 100W out, so as not to have to run
the IC-706 at maximum power, saving the finals. Saturday
morning I had a tough time getting past the east coast stations
into EU. I had set a goal of 1000 QSO's, and that goal did
not seem possible given the low rates that I was getting.
However perseverance prevailed, and I not only met, but
surpassed my goal. I did miss IA and NE, 2 neighboring states! I
was glad to see many rare Canadian provinces on though. I
was very impressed at how many EU countries that I able to
work on 40m with my low dipole. Also I very much enjoyed 15M
being open a bit. No 10M activity here. All in all, a great time, and I even
got
some decent shut eye, which my 65 year old body appreciated!
 
SP3BJK   SOAB LP   676,4762010-09-27 08:48:39
Trx: IC-746 100W
Ant: Inv V, G5RV
 
DR1ØTCC(DL8OBQ)   SOSB/20 HP   577,2542010-09-27 08:51:18
We coundn't find enough people to do M/S so I did my first serious RTTY contest
as SO. Lot's of fun!
Thanks for all the contacts!

Equipment:
FT-2000+ACOM2000, OB17-4, OB16-3

73 de Uli
www.dl8obq.de
 
K7QQ   SOAB HP   1,450,0422010-09-27 08:51:31
Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
3.5 34 38 3 4 20
7 437 945 57 24 47
14 710 1523 69 26 53
21 497 950 43 20 43
28 5 13 4 4 1
Total 1683 3469 176 78 164
Score: 1,450,042

Great 40 to EU from Left coast and even some 15
 
WN6K   SOAB LP   392,4962010-09-27 09:07:16
The conditions were 'fair' but it was frustrating to hear EUs on first morning
and just not be heard through the East Coast. When the DID come back, it was a
slugfest getting call corrected, State sent etc. because the 'norm' on RTTY is
apparently similar to DXpedition pileups - even though it's not YOU, you keep
calling on top of people 24/7.

RTTY is simple in the fact that I call it my 'point and shoot' type of
contesting but the rates on LP are about a third because you have to send so
much info. Jibberish and hash from adjacent information being transmitted up
and down the bands and just the aforementioned piling on occurs constantly.

Wife likes the mode though as there is no shouting your brains out on 80m at 2
in the morning which resonates throughout the house....

In the WAS department, I did not work (heard DE working someone) DE or LA as
well as the Northern Lost Provincial areas of Canada. NLPs are a given anymore
and I just don't spend anymore time looking for them and figure that especially
this time of year they are spending more time gathering nuts for the winter
instead of contesting.

I had two visitors from new members of our local club that wanted to see how 'I
do my LP efforts. Thanks Steve and Bill for coming by and hope we lit a spark
and will get you going soon.

As I have not read the other reports yet, 23 Qs per hour seems pretty slow and
subpar on first blush but it may have not been that far out of wack for a SSW
location putting out only 70w.

Thanks for those that persisted and 'read' my sigs.

WN6K, Paul
 
K2YG   SOAB QRP   19,6862010-09-27 09:18:17
Elecraft K2 at 5 watts, tribander and dipole
RTTY and RITTY
Limited time effort; glad condx were a bit better.
 
S51D   SOSB/40 LP   183,6002010-09-27 09:33:37
First time with new antenna setup for 40m made a good job.
Fathers new Samsung LCD doesn't like more power than 100W RTTY, so I decide to
work low power. TVI... Sony we missed you! :)
Worked only 20hours due to family obligations on Saturday and Sunday.
Thanks Qs and see you in next one.

73 Simon
 
KØFX   SOAB LP   680,8052010-09-27 09:38:01
Glad to see condx improving somewhat. 10/15 big surprise.
Slso surprised what the low power can do, got spoiled with
the high power.
Rig: IC-765@100w
Ant: KT-34XA, 40m - 2el yagi, 80m - 1/4 wave slopers.
Writelog Ver 10.77 (finally upgraded from 10.41b), no problems
at all.
Thanks for all the Q's and special thanks to the
spnosers - CQ Magazine.
73 Don, K0FX
 
W7LD   SOAB LP   42,0802010-09-27 09:38:23
SUMMARY FROM WRITELOG PROGRAM
(K3 ROOFING FILTERS WORK!)
 
K7BTW   M/S HP   1,338,3362010-09-27 09:46:30
From the top of the hill qth of n9adg which was used the past 2 years, the team
moved to the valley qth of k7btw for this years effort. No mult station used
this time. With those limitations, we still had a higher score than last
year's 5th place in the nation in our class. It must be due to more rtty
activity and improved band conditions.
 
K4ADR   SOAB HP   525,7802010-09-27 09:54:39
Bands were in shape, had fun. Sunday was my money day ,500 QSO,s on Sunday.
 
N2FF   SOAB(A) LP   630,5282010-09-27 09:59:19
Last year we won for our contry with 450 QSO's, but of course we were the only
station on in that country when we operated as 6Y0FF from Jamaica. Sadly no
trip this year. Perhaps next year.

Operating assisted, we spent most of the first day picking off mults and little
time running as it is not all that easy with only 100 watts. Sunday semed to
have better condiditon - less noise and more places to run high and low in the
band. At one point on Sunday there was RTTY all the way up 14150 and in the
evening 40 RTTY went from just below 7030 all they way up to 7090. Amazing!!!!
Much therapy for 40M CW operators this week.

It was great to work ST2AR on more than one band for country number 312 on
RTTY. We also spent a lot more time running on Sundayand our QSO rate graph
shows it. Fifteen wa almost backc to normal with same number of zones as 20
had - 24.

We felt very satisfied with the ressults from one tired operator with a 100
watts and a 3 element quad at less than 50 feet.

Thanks to all the old and new friends who worked me and those few who spotted
me. I can't wait until 2010.

Best moment: Getting a call from Tony, N2UN, a long term RTTY hold out.
Luckily I was sitting down.
 
SX25JMO(SV1JMO)   SOAB(A) HP   2,211,6572010-09-27 10:02:39
club: RADIO AMATEUR ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN GREECE

The conDx is better than 2009 , but no NA at 10m i work only SA .
Thanks to all for Qso's and i hope to meet you soon!!!

De Sv1jmo < sx25jmo > 73 GL !!
 
LU7DW(@LU2DKT)   SOSB/40 LP   1,1662010-09-27 10:13:39
Radio + interface: Icom IC-7700,
Antenna Inverted Vee,
Logging: paper and pen.. a Classic !

How the times changes... My first RTTY contest was in 1989, using a Commodore
64, AEA CP-1 interface with a commodore plug-in cartridge as a software, this
2010 CQWWRTTY, not interface nor PC only a IC-7700 with internal interface and
memories...

I was only 40 minutes in the contest, while I was visiting a friend, to test
the feeling of working RTTY without a PC, it was weird, interesting but I still
preffer the old way.

See you in CQWWSSB... It will be my 25th consecutive CQWWSSB

73 de Claudio LU7DW-VE2DWA-VE3AP
 
NR1X   SOAB HP   256,2712010-09-27 10:14:13
Long time since I last played in RTTY contest. An hour before the contest, I
decided I would grab some parts out of the junk box here and try to set up the
Ft-950 for some FSK rtty action. A DB9, NpN transistor, 10k resistor, 6 pin
minidin, and off to the races. I started out with a goal of 100 qsos, once I
hit that I said lets go for 300qsos. Then 500 qso's and final goal being 500k
points. The last goal was a tough one for me, Rtty is a tough mode to stay in
the chair. I made it though and heres my little contribution to the club
score.
Operating Conditions:
Ft-950 FSK
N1MM logger MMTTY with EXTFSK
sb-200 amp running at about 450w out (poor tubes)
homemade wire antennas.. 20m EDZ and 33ft vertical groundplane with raised
radials.
Maybe we'll see you in some more of these rtty messes.
NR1X al ct
 
P49X(WØYK)   SOAB HP   10,836,1082010-09-27 10:40:17
3830 Report

What a great season opener for the CQ World Wide DX Contest series! In Aruba,
the bands were wonderful this weekend. Of course, expectations are
significantly lower with the extended solar cycle low. This was the third
contest this year that pleasantly surprised me with contest results that are
clearly related to improving band conditions. The first was ARRL DX CW from
here in Aruba, when 160 through 10 provided exciting propagation. The second
surprise was the Russian World Wide DX RTTY Contest just a few weeks ago. For
the first time in several years we had prolonged great propagation from the NA
West Coast into Europe on 15 meters … enough to remind us of how things are
outside of a solar dip. Operating from near the equator is favorable even in a
solar low, but all the bands were relatively excellent here compared to recent
years at this QTH. Hopefully, we’re not far away from this North-South
high-band propagation expanding to some good East-West propagation.

80 through 15 were solid all weekend, open strongly at the expected local times
during the daily cycle. Ten was a bit like 6 meters with its fast QSB, yet
pretty stable On Friday through Sunday. Friday mid-day, we enjoyed a solid
10-meter opening into Europe for over three hours. It even felt eerie, being
so long since we’ve experienced it. Saturday and Sunday were not as good,
but still remarkable. I had a real taste of what I hope ten comes back to as
solar activity increases. My 10-meter results were definitely limited by lack
of activity. People must be so accustomed to it being dead that they don’t
try. There are two ways for a band to be “dead”: lack of propagation and
lack of operators!

The local weather helped a lot with a much higher than normal rainfall which
thoroughly eliminated any power-line noise. On the other hand, the downpours
were so huge that I worried about rain static on the antennas and flooding in
the house. Some schools and businesses closed this week when their buildings
flooded. Friday as I was running Europe on 10 and 15, there was hardest
rainfall I’ve ever experienced. So hard that even static couldn’t build up
on the antennas! I heard a loud crash from another part of the house, even
through the noise-cancelling headphones. Checking, I found the light fixture
had been jarred out of the kitchen ceiling from the pounding rain on the metal
roof.

This modest little station (three 50-70 foot towers on a city lot) performed
flawlessly. In fact, I can’t recall a contest where I had zero problems to
troubleshoot either outside or inside the shack. That’s the goal, of course,
but in this tropical environment it is a challenge to keep it all working well
as island visitors. My thanks again to John, W6LD/P40L, and Andy/AE6Y, AE6Y,
for their commitment to the station and including me in its use. I arrived 1-2
days later than normal, taking the risk that I wouldn’t have much station work
and hoping to focus on operating, exercising and sleeping well. As usual,
things turned out different. The rain and flooding prevented running for
exercise. The vacationers here a week of beach-duty were surely disappointed!
Then, I spent all my pre-contest time sorting out issues with my computers.
(How often do we read about that problem in this hobby?!) So, I did little
operating and also lost sleep instead of going into the weekend well-rested.

I never was successful getting two parallel MMTTY installations working
properly on each computer for supporting the two receivers in each radio. (My
plan was to tune for mults with the second receiver on the same band I was
running on--times two for SO2R. Or, is it SO4V? And, then what do you call it
when a third radio/computer is added to the mix? Wow, five audio streams into
two ears and 7-11 decoder windows to keep track of.) Anyway, somewhere in
Windows/soundcard drivers/MMTTY/etc. the right and left channels would randomly
move around. Even MMTTY standalone outside the logger wouldn’t behave. Since
there are usually two run bands 24 hours a day from here, it doesn’t pay to
give one up for searching. In fact with 10 open, there were three high-rate
day-time bands so now the juggling game (or SO3R!) begins. And at dusk I had
the choice of running on any two bands, 40-15 and still working stations on 80!
My 20 meter numbers suffered from all the time I spent on 10 and I have yet to
perfect SO3R for running ...there’s just too much dead-time on one or more
radios with three transmissions interleaved.

I networked in a third computer/radio for a SO3R configuration. The
simplifying factor was dedicating the third radio to ten meters. It was a Icom
756ProII with its bandscope to constantly monitor the band for activity. Audio
was mixed with the right run radio via a mixer/switch that allowed selection of
either or both radios. Mostly I streamed only the right run radio until I saw
activity on ten when I could mix in that audio for easier tuning to check out
the signals there. When HC8/K6AW was running on 10, I camped there and
WriteLog gave me an excellent picture of the rate and whether Steve was working
new mults and stations that weren't in my log. When I wanted to run on ten, I
moved one of the two main radios there, but for moving mults to ten, the
barefoot radio worked great.

My main concern for this contest was maximizing my alertness throughout the 48
hours. In 2008, I had troubling hallucination for the second half of the
contest. This summer I started aerobic exersising again in preparation for
these 49-hour contesting marathons and also researched sleep deprivation. I
made a big effort to self-monitor my mental acuity so I could take action
before it was too late. Saturday night I took a 25 minute break when 15/10
started shutting down and I was ready for 20/40. I cooked an egg omelet,
refreshed a bit and started up again as I was eating. A few hours later I
realized that I was forgetting why I was pushing the specific keys in the
specific order during the QSO phases. I knew the first signs of debilitating
sleep deprivation were setting in. I fought it and did mental exercises to
keep from sliding down the slope, but I knew that with 20 hours ahead of me I
needed a couple of REM cycles in bed so I would be at maximum effectiveness on
Sunday. So, I went to bed from 7-10 UTC, leaving maybe 100 Qs and a handful of
mults behind. My strategy was to shake the mental decline so I could deal with
the pileups and rate for the last 14 hours. In retrospect, that was a fine
decision.

Coming into the contest, I had modest expectations. In 2008 as SO HP from
here, I made 3400 Qs for 6M points. In 2009, EF8M moved the SO HP world record
from 7.4M to 8.9M, beating our M2 effort here in Aruba tha year by 400K. EF8M
was reported to be going back to defend and raise his record. So, I stuck to
my normal contest goal of maximizing the operating fun during the contest and
not concerning myself too much with winning or records. I was convinced that
this little station could not compete with a good op from a super station on
the canary islands. CQing for over a minute on 40 and 20 before my first QSO
cemented my resolve to just focus on having fun. Immediately, I had tremendous
pileups and it never let up until I left callers hanging at 00z on 27 September.
Conditions here in Aruba were much better than the last two years. My rate was
on a different upward slope compared to both prior operations. At 24 hours, I
was 600 Qs ahead of my 2008 SO HP effort and on track for maybe 4500 Qs and
close to 9M points, assuming the bands held up on Sunday. They held up! There
were many great moments and my favorites were when so many ops moved to other
bands for me. Of course, there were the classic "contest moments" where some
juicy double mult would call in on 15 and then quickly move to our
newly-revived 10-meter band and 20 for me. That more than made up for my
frustration at not feeling I could leave my run frequencies to chase many other
mults that I knew were active on the bands and never made it into my log. The
log statistics below this (long-winded) report tell the two-day adventure.
Thanks so much to the endless supply of RTTY operators who make this so much
fun. At times, my pileups were growing faster than I could work them down. I
know some people were annoyed and left. I'm sorry I missed so many, but I
guess this is a better problem than dead bands! I'm always striving to improve
my operating efficiency and there is plenty of headroom in that quest. Thanks
for your patience and support. Contesters are great!

Ed - P49X (W0YK)


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

EU 102 470 385 997 66 2020 40.2
NA 252 660 872 580 300 2664 53.0
AS 0 49 36 87 1 173 3.4
SA 9 25 15 26 27 102 2.0
AF 2 1 5 11 11 30 0.6
OC 4 12 6 11 2 35 0.7


QSO/Zn+Dx+St by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- 71/56 97/51 --+-- --+-- 168/107 168/107
D1-0100Z - 94/26 105/13 - - 199/39 367/146
D1-0200Z - 92/11 84/5 - - 176/16 543/162
D1-0300Z - 77/11 56/6 - - 133/17 676/179
D1-0400Z - 102/14 43/17 - - 145/31 821/210
D1-0500Z 46/38 76/6 15/3 - - 137/47 958/257
D1-0600Z 53/22 63/6 - - - 116/28 1074/285
D1-0700Z 20/7 47/4 - - - 67/11 1141/296
D1-0800Z 17/3 20/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- 37/4 1178/300
D1-0900Z 24/9 26/3 - - - 50/12 1228/312
D1-1000Z 28/7 35/2 - - - 63/9 1291/321
D1-1100Z - 31/2 29/9 39/27 - 99/38 1390/359
D1-1200Z - - 57/9 70/7 - 127/16 1517/375
D1-1300Z - - 63/2 79/15 - 142/17 1659/392
D1-1400Z - - 49/2 88/19 - 137/21 1796/413
D1-1500Z - - 41/4 91/13 - 132/17 1928/430
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- 15/2 92/19 8/17 115/38 2043/468
D1-1700Z - - - 76/9 35/21 111/30 2154/498
D1-1800Z - - - 73/12 43/19 116/31 2270/529
D1-1900Z - - - 81/10 53/18 134/28 2404/557
D1-2000Z - - - 88/10 84/20 172/30 2576/587
D1-2100Z - - - 81/6 36/4 117/10 2693/597
D1-2200Z - - - 61/3 16/1 77/4 2770/601 16
D1-2300Z - 45/2 59/4 - - 104/6 2874/607 7
D2-0000Z --+-- 47/0 52/6 --+-- --+-- 99/6 2973/613
D2-0100Z - 66/4 40/1 - - 106/5 3079/618
D2-0200Z 25/9 52/1 10/0 - - 87/10 3166/628
D2-0300Z 46/13 53/1 - - - 99/14 3265/642
D2-0400Z 51/5 67/2 - - - 118/7 3383/649
D2-0500Z 28/6 54/2 - - - 82/8 3465/657
D2-0600Z 16/0 25/0 - - - 41/0 3506/657 17
D2-0700Z - - - - - 0/0 3506/657 60
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 3506/657 60
D2-0900Z - - - - - 0/0 3506/657 60
D2-1000Z 15/1 23/1 - - - 38/2 3544/659 8
D2-1100Z - 26/0 37/2 28/3 - 91/5 3635/664
D2-1200Z - - 49/3 80/2 - 129/5 3764/669
D2-1300Z - - 34/1 74/3 - 108/4 3872/673
D2-1400Z - - 53/1 91/4 - 144/5 4016/678
D2-1500Z - - 54/6 70/1 1/1 125/8 4141/686
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- 69/4 78/0 --+-- 147/4 4288/690
D2-1700Z - - 10/0 61/1 14/3 85/4 4373/694
D2-1800Z - - 33/0 68/0 - 101/0 4474/694
D2-1900Z - - 69/2 48/4 - 117/6 4591/700
D2-2000Z - - 70/1 38/5 - 108/6 4699/706
D2-2100Z - - 6/0 55/1 57/6 118/7 4817/713
D2-2200Z - - - 74/2 55/3 129/5 4946/718
D2-2300Z - 25/1 20/3 28/2 5/0 78/6 5024/724

Total: 369/1201217/1561319/1571712/178 407/113


80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

3A 1 1
4X 1 3 4
5B 1 2 3
5N 1 1 2
9A 1 2 4 14 2 23
9M2 1 1 1 3
A6 1 1
CE 1 2 1 4
CM 1 10 5 4 2 22
CN 1 1
CT 2 4 5 2 13
CT3 2 1 2 3 1 9
CU 1 1
CX 1 1 2
DL 22 63 64 224 8 381
DU 1 1
E7 2 3 1 6
EA 3 17 10 42 12 84
EA8 2 4 6 12
EA9 1 1 2
EI 2 2
ER 3 1 4 8
ES 1 3 3 5 12
EU 1 5 5 5 16
EY 1 1 2
F 4 26 12 39 5 86
FG 1 2 2 1 6
FM 1 1 1 1 1 5
FO 1 1 1 3
FY 1 1
G 9 24 21 56 110
GD 1 1
GI 1 1 1 6 9
GM 1 5 2 10 18
GU 1 2 3
GW 1 3 1 2 7
HA 2 9 3 17 1 32
HB 2 4 2 15 23
HC 1 2 1 4
HC8 1 1 1 3
HI 1 3 1 1 6
HK 2 1 1 1 5
HL 1 1 2
HP 1 1 2
HS 1 1
HZ 2 1 3
I 6 44 34 141 16 241
IS 2 4 1 7
IT9 1 4 2 10 6 23
J3 1 1 1 3
J7 1 1 2
JA 33 8 66 107
K 217 574 780 507 263 2341
KH2 1 2 1 1 1 6
KH6 1 3 1 2 7
KL 1 5 3 9
KP2 2 2 1 1 1 7
KP4 1 4 1 6
LA 5 7 7 19
LU 2 8 8 11 13 42
LX 1 1 1 3 6
LY 2 3 5 6 16
LZ 1 3 1 5 10
OE 2 3 5 15 2 27
OH 2 10 12 15 39
OH0 1 1 2
OK 3 16 12 29 2 62
OM 10 5 8 23
ON 4 4 18 26
OZ 3 5 7 15
P4 1 1 1 3
PA 7 22 24 46 2 101
PJ2 1 1 1 1 4
PY 1 7 3 5 7 23
S5 3 10 9 16 2 40
SM 2 7 6 19 34
SP 5 27 29 52 113
ST 1 1 2
SV 8 4 10 2 24
SV5 1 1
SV9 1 4 5
T7 1 1 1 1 4
TA 1 1
TF 1 2 3
TK 1 1
TR 1 1 2
UA 7 47 37 48 1 140
UA9 10 22 3 35
UN 1 4 1 6
UR 4 45 32 43 124
VE 25 53 62 52 23 215
VK 1 4 1 6
VP8 1 1
VP9 1 1 1 1 4
VU 1 3 4
XE 2 9 11 7 7 36
YB 1 5 1 7
YL 3 5 6 8 22
YO 2 10 6 17 35
YU 1 7 1 8 17
YV 2 6 1 9
Z3 1 1 2 4
ZC4 1 1
ZL 2 3 5
ZP 1 1
 
VA7KO   SOAB HP   972,9922010-09-27 10:40:22
Really appreciate all the Qs. Good to hear (see?) familiar stations and some new
ones. Thanks for the friendly words while I was running. Catch you all later.
73, Koji VA7KO
 
S5ØA   M/S LP   4,232,9002010-09-27 11:08:18
80m Summary
Zones
4 5 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 20 21 25 29 30 33
34 35 39 40

Countries
4L 5B 6W 9A CT CT3 DL E7 EA EA8
ER ES EU F FM G GI GM GU GW
HA HB HC8 I IS IT9 JA K LA LX
LY LZ OE OH OH0 OK OM ON OY OZ
P4 PA S5 SM SP ST SV T7 TF UA
UA9 UR VE VK VQ9 YL YO YU Z3

States/Provinces
MA NH NY PA NC SC VA MI IL MN NS QC
ON

40m Summary
Zones
2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18
20 21 22 23 25 26 28 30 33 34 35 36 39 40

Countries
4J 4L 4X 5B 6W 9A 9M2 A6 CM CT
CT3 CX DL E7 EA EA6 EA8 EA9 EI ER
ES EU EY F FM G GD GI GM GW
HA HB HC8 HI HK HL HS HZ I IT9
J3 JA JT JW K KP2 KP4 LA LU LX
LY LZ OD OE OH OH0 OK OM ON OY
OZ P4 PA PJ2 PY S5 SM SP ST SV
SV9 T7 TF TR UA UA9 UN UR VE VK
VP9 VQ9 VU XE YB YL YO YU YV Z3

States/Provinces
CT MA ME NH RI VT NJ NY DE MD PA AL
FL GA KY NC SC TN VA AR LA NM OK TX
CA AZ NV OR UT WA MI OH WV IL IN WI
CO IA KS MN MO NS PE QC ON MB SK BC

20m Summary
Zones
1 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 30 31 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40

Countries
3V 4J 4L 4X 5B 5N 6W 9A 9K 9M2
A6 C3 CM CT CT3 DL DU E7 EA EA8
EA9 EI ER ES EU EY F FG FM G
GD GI GM GU GW HA HB HC HC8 HI
HK HS HZ I IS IT9 J2 J3 JA JT
JW JY K KH6 KL KP2 KP4 LA LU LX
LY LZ OD OE OH OH0 OK OM ON OY
OZ P4 PA PJ2 PY S5 SM SP ST SU
SV SV9 T7 TF TL UA UA9 UN UR VE
VK VP9 VQ9 VU XE YB YL YO YU YV
Z3 ZS

States/Provinces
CT MA ME NH RI VT NJ NY DE MD PA AL
FL GA KY NC SC TN VA AR LA MS NM OK
TX CA AZ ID MT NV OR WA MI OH WV IL
IN WI CO IA KS MN MO NE ND NB NS PE
QC ON MB SK AB BC

15m Summary
Zones
3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 32 33 34 35
36 38 39 40

Countries
3V 4J 4L 4X 5B 5N 6W 9A 9K 9M2
A6 A7 BY CE CM CN CT CT3 CX DL
DU E7 EA EA8 EK ER ES EU EX EY
F FG FM FY G GD GI GM GW HA
HB HC8 HI HK HL HS HZ I IS IT9
J3 JA JT JY K KH2 KP2 KP4 LA LU
LX LY LZ OD OE OH OH0 OK OM ON
OY OZ P4 PA PJ2 PY S5 SM SP ST
SV T7 TA TF TK TL TR UA UA9 UK
UN UR VE VK VP9 VQ9 VR VU XE YB
YL YO YU YV Z3 ZC4 ZL ZS

States/Provinces
CT MA ME NH RI VT NJ NY DE MD PA AL
FL GA KY NC SC TN VA LA MS NM OK TX
CA AZ OR WA MI OH WV IL IN WI CO KS
MN MO NE ND SD NB NS PE QC ON MB SK
AB BC

10m Summary
Zones
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 24 28 33
34 35 36 38 39

Countries
5B 5N 9A 9K 9M2 A6 CE CT3 CU CX
DL EA8 ER EU EY HA HC8 HZ I IS
LU LY LZ OE OH P4 PY S5 SP ST
T7 TL TR UA UR VP8 VQ9 VR VU ZS
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   5,428,9832010-09-27 11:12:02
RTTY mode contesting is probably the best way to get youngsters interested in
ham radio and radio contesting. We decided to give the chance to experience
what the ham radio contesting is to 3 youngsters - LZ1ZD's daughter Nessy ( 11
years old ), My own (LZ2CJ ) daughter Slavena ( 17 years old ) and Danny ( 22
years old ). These kids operated LZ9W for almost half of CQWW RTTY contest.
Nessy and Danny had taken part in previous RTTY contests done from LZ9W. It was
the very first touch with real ham radio contesting for my daughter Slavena.
(she made just a few regular RTTY QSOs in the summer of last year). These kids
are very fast learners ! In the remaining 30 seconds of the last minute of the
contest Slavena made two QSOs on 80m band and that was her first ever contest
!!! She had operated for the most of the time on 15m band and during the first
night on 80m, too. Now I only hope she will try some SSB before CQWW in October
:-). Comming SAC this weekend will be a nice oportunity for her to taste SSB
contesting :-).

RTTY is a hard mode to work - we lost 4 radios and one amplifier and had
numerous hardware problems, but Plamen LZ3FM and Krassy LZZD did their best to
keep us in the game.

20m was our best band ( I worked HC8/K6AW just few minutes before end of the
contest on "closed" band ). 40m was very poor first night, but second night was
great and Kristo LZ2UZ made a lot of USA QSOs. 15m is getting better and better
and stacks are definetly of big help. 10m is still dissapointing, but sigs from
S.America and Africa were loud. Been spotted by USA stn, but we were not able to
make a single QSO with US.

After two weeks LZ1ZD will get down our good old HB9CV for 40m and will install
a brand new copy of it. Old antenna served us extremely well for last 12 years
and it is time for it to "get retired" and be replaced by a brand new HB9CV.
Current 4 el. WA3FET 40m yagi now fixed to East will also go down from our
second 33m high tower. If all goes as planned a brand new WA3FET design 3 el.
yagi for 80m will be up and running for CQWW SSB on this tower.

Thanks for the Q's and see you all in October.

73, de Wally LZ2CJ
www.lz9w.com
LZ CONTEST TEAM
 
AA5VU   SOAB HP   121,1342010-09-27 11:20:41
I used fldigi-3.20.28 by W1HKJ under Mac OS X and the total QSO's by band and
are correct.

Fldigi does not score contests so I asked a friend to import my fldigi saved
ADIF file into N1MM
and the above are the resulting totals. I tried and failed to get my Excel
worksheet to agree with
the N1MM total and decided to yield to the N1MM for the 3030 claimed score.
Contest scoring
is best left to robots.
 
N2QT   SOAB LP   2,324,0642010-09-27 11:52:44
I really like this contest! There was enough exotic dx to be exciting in
that way, and there always seemed to be an open spot to try cqing (not
that someone always heard me).

I was hoping to break through 40 hours of operating time, but I just hit
the wall late Saturday night, and knowing that I couldn't afford to mess
up the peak time Sunday morning, I went to bed giving up while the rate
was still decent. Sure wish I'd squeezed in another 30 minutes or so, so
I could have made it to 2K q's.

Anyway this is the most q's I've made in any contest and the first with two
K3's. I did manage to hit the power level setting on one and was running
about
40 watts on 80 till I finally noticed things not looking right. At least I
had
power level setting per band so didn't get hit on the others.

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

nothing broke, smoked, and the spills were easily contained.
 
ACØC   SOAB HP   534,1142010-09-27 11:55:43
Contest conditions were good on Friday/Saturday generally except for some
electrical noise from rain on Friday night which limited 80m operation.
Sunday’s propagation was not very good by comparison although 15m had a very
good opening Sunday afternoon.

Lot of stronger signals on the band this contest vs. what I remembered from the
RTTY WPX. Ran the FT-2000 with the NS 3 khz roofing filter mod for the entire
contest session. Encountered zero issues of interference that the rig could
not handle even working in some pretty tight spaces against some top name
multi-multi guys. What a difference that made...

The real unknown this year’s run was to test the new interior antenna which
had not seen actual contest activity and was being adjusted up to the day
before the contest started… It's a multi-band 160-6m arrangement with 19
elements in total - providing switch-reversible mono-band beam service on 40m
and up.

Despite the system's complexity, the only failure encountered was a broken
bungee on the 20m DE giving rise to the single venture into the attic during
the contest.

The standout surprise of the array was great performance of the 40m beam. I
ran pointed east for most of the contest. The DX total was very satisfactory
with 51 countries in the log on 40m alone. About 50% of the op time was spent
on 40m as a result. That’s a real big satisfying improvement because the one
“primary” goal of the new antenna array was to give a reasonable contest
capability on 40m.

Very nice opening on 15m. No attempts were made this last week to further trim
the antenna beyond that of the initial VNA-based setup some months past - and
the antenna was totally untried even for casual work. A broken coil at a relay
was fixed earlier this week but the SWR swing from direction to direction was
huge so I had no idea of what the performance would be.

Fortunately the 15m band cooperated, and the antenna behaved well enough to get
37 countries into the log. In retrospect I wish I had spent more time on this
beam given what turned out to be a very nice band opening.

20m was generally good and the antenna performance there felt about like the
old 3-element tri-band trapped arrangement.

And gone from the new design are the old coax-based traps which just never
could be built strong enough to withstand the variations in temp and RTTY
contest abuse with power.

The SB200 Sleeper was not run as there was just no time to get the band-switch
and needed tank circuit redux done. Instead, an old Alpha 76pa was pressed
into service and performed perfectly. Minimal work was done on the 76pa to get
it into contest shape although it’s sporting a new faceplate and external
black paint – the new paint was cured by the circulated transformer heat and
added external muffin fan – handy!

Thanks to everyone who replied my calls.

73/jeff/ac0c
 
YO9BXC   SOSB/20 LP   86,1282010-09-27 12:14:09
FT857D, antenna GPM1500 vertical multiband.
 
N2WN   SOAB LP   75,5042010-09-27 12:22:49
Just goofing around, TenTec Hamfest and SEDCO killed Saturday...
 
W3BUI   SOAB LP   98,0852010-09-27 12:34:45
Great run on 15 meters.
 
K4EU   SOAB HP   552,6472010-09-27 12:40:19
Lots of fun.... Need better filters in my radio - doesn't take much to zap
copy.... Consequently, when I found a run freq it was at the high/low band
edges away from everyone else.... For me, it was neat to work HZ, BD2, A61,
ST2, T70, 6V7, VQ9 and KH2.... Thanks for the Q's. 73.....//Steve K4EU

FT-1000/Field
QRO Amp
8 ele Log Periodic - 20/15/10
Inverted Vee - 80/40
 
FM5CD   SOAB HP   3,590,2002010-09-27 12:54:58
Special thanks to IT9BLB the only Europeen i worked on five bands.
But ...
It's more and more difficult to work Europe ... do you know why ??

73, Michel
 
VU2PTT   SOAB LP   233,4662010-09-27 12:56:29
Icom IC-746 PRO, N1MM Logger, Force12 C3S @ 60', Dipole for 40m, F12 Sigma-5,
MicroHAM MicroKeyer II

Yet another part time effort - intended to be a shakedown for the station
before the SSB & CW legs of CQWW. But this time the great piece of software
N1MMLogger made it seem effortless, and I was doing a lot of S&P DXing. Its the
first time that I configured most features of N1MMLogger for RTTY, and it paid
back.

Conditions were pretty good on all bands and with 100 watts I was feeling loud
on 15m. This is the first time that I worked so many different US states in a
single contest but missed some of the main openings to EU on 20m and NA on 15M
due to the usual family times.

See you all in the next leg, and watch out for VU2ABS who debuted in this
contest using N1MMLogger, FT857 and wire antennas. It was good to hear VU2LBW &
VU2NKS pounding away as usual.

73 de Prasad VU2PTT
Convener - VU Contest Group
Contest Manager - ARSI
 
DQ4W   M/2 HP   5,448,8762010-09-27 13:15:40
Better condx than 2009. Managed to improve last year's result by 15%.
Congrats to IT9BLB and IQ1RY teams!
 
TMØT(F/TU5KG)   SOSB/40 HP   600,0502010-09-27 13:18:03
Thanks alls for this funny week end.
Unfortunately,I broke my azimuth indicator during the contest, not easy to
search the multi ;-( !!!

See you in CQ WW SSB

TM0T

Gildas
 
S57EA   SOSB(A)/20 LP   122,1282010-09-27 13:25:29
Radio + interface: FT-897D, microHAM DIGI KEYER
Antenna: 20m EndFeed wire (6m high)
Power: 50W out
90% of time S&P up-dw band.
Nice surprise to come out so well with my small setup.
Thanks for pulling me out of the letter mix.
 
K9MUG/4   SOAB HP   627,5502010-09-27 13:34:51
Due to our very hot summer, I only had three antennas: 80M-60 ft vertical: 40M
dipole at 45 feet. 20M-3 el quagi at75 feet.
Condx were outstanding on 40 and 80, particularly the first night. I really
missed the 5 el 40 m beam. I did not intend to operate 15 M or 10 m, BUT 15
SOUNDED SO GOOD, I tried loading up the 40 M dipole. Didn't work very well, so
I gave it up quickly.

The weather broke over the weekend, so now maybe I can get some antennas back
up.

Thanks to all who QSO'd Sorry my signal wasn't a little better. Darrell
 
PY2SEX   SOSB/10 LP   118,7702010-09-27 14:00:49
I just started to play around, so choose 10m to get a better WAS there and
because the propagation is not one of the best, but I got surprised on Saturday
with so much European Stations coming to me, but my annoying QRM on 10m screwed
my operation, but I don't gave up and keeping on contest. I got 246 QSO on 10m
for Saturday, I have made 17 QSOs on 15m on first hour just to get some fun,
but I had to leave. Sunday I had to work so I just came back later around 20:00
UTC and got surprised when so much NA stations and so new multipliers started to
show up. But QRM still there killing me. I good one was the JA station totally
unexpected. hihi..
I will try do a better Contest Next time if I do not have to work again at
Sunday. Thank you all for the patience to keeping repeating calls to get the
correct ones on my screen. BTW, all 15m QSOs are in the log.

All log already on LoTW.

See you all in CQWW SSB next month.

73
PY2SEX - Alex
www.twitter.com/py2sex
Windows Live (MSN): py2sex@live.com
py2sex@gmail.com

RIG:
FT-950 100W
Ant. 7 el. Tri-band (10x15x20)
Signalink USB

PC. Intel Core i7 720Mhz/ 8Gb RAM
 
N5ZM   SOSB(A)/40 HP   287,8352010-09-27 14:22:00
Gettin' to old for this punishment!! Had fun though, thanks for all the Q's.

73's Earl N5ZM..
 
N2CU   SOAB HP   567,1202010-09-27 14:48:49
Played radio when I had time.

K3, Drake L7 @ 700w
TH6DXX 48', 2x40m slopers with delta loop reflector, 80m 1/2 sloper
N1MM, MMTTY, GHE Radio Boss

73,
Tom N2CU <><
K3 #3582
 
6V7X(IK2FIL)   SOAB LP   3,017,7942010-09-27 15:17:44
A nice contest, i did have lots of fun.
Hard to operate on 40/80M with a vertical antenna and 100W: at 7UTC only 90K
points.
Nice condition on 10M (finally open) last saturday, also on 15M.
Problems: 1HR blackout (GRRR..) and decode the pileup (more takers).

Setup:
RIG: Elecraft K3, microHAM microKEYER-2 and N1MM logger.
Antennas: Titanex V80 + K9AY Loop for Low Bands and 3 El. Monoband Yagis for
10/15/20M on two 55ft towers.

I just upload the contest file on LOTW and EQSL.

TNX TO ALL, the best score of my Ham Life !
Enrico (IK2FIL HomeCall)

http://6v7x.jimdo.com/
 
WI7N   SOAB(A) HP   307,1342010-09-27 15:28:47
I enjoy contests but also like watching football games on TV and had a difficult
time deciding between the two activities for this weekend.

Ultimately I decided to operate and watch TV at the same time, which which was
probably a poor decision. I therefore apologize for those times when I pressed
the wrong key due to being distracted by football action on TV.
 
NR4M   M/2 HP   5,551,6502010-09-27 15:54:09
Most of the Goat Farm ops gravitate towards CW, but everyone had a blast doing
RTTY over the weekend. With everything working as well as it did and conditions
being what they were I think our effort was more than we expected! Knocking on
wood, we don't have a lot of trouble with stuff breaking during contests. Some
of that is due to running things conservatively like using 1KW rather than
pushing the amps. Conditions were great. 15 was a bottomless pitt of Europeans.
There was a problem with the receiver we were using to monitor 10M for openings,
so everything we worked on that band was Sunday afternoon. Thanks to all the
great ops for making it such an enjoyable weekend!

RIGS 80/20 K3/2000A - 40/15/10 K3/QRO

ANTENNAS

80 - 4SQ AND 4 EL DELTA LOOP on Eur with the apex at 190ft
40 - 4/4 with top at 190ft & 2 el shorty at 70ft
20 - 5/5/5/5 with top at 160ft and 6 el at 190ft
15 - 5/5/5 with top at 120ft
10 - 5 el at 120ft

4 bidirectional beverages.
 
W7CAR   SOAB LP   1,0532010-09-27 16:06:34
Contest was great FUN, and were my very first RTTY QSO's

"73" de Dave - W7CAR
 
KE4UW   SOSB/40 HP   133,7162010-09-27 16:18:06
Setup was the TS-950SDX, 700 watts, wire antennas. We had a lot of family
activities during the day on Saturday and Sunday, so since most of my
participation would be at night I opted for single band 40 meters. I built a
bobtail curtain and got it put up on Thursday, and it seemed to play well,
oriented for Europe. I was able to work about everything I heard, but missed
some mults (C31, LA, SM, OH0) that I just couldn’t copy well enough through
the QRM to copy an exchange. Most operation was with the bobtail, although I
switched to a north-south loop or G5RV at times for working US/VE.

As many of you know, I and computers do not seem to get along well, and I could
not get the Microkeyer working with RTTY—I suspect one of the MMTTY settings
is incorrect. After working on it a couple evenings last week I gave up on it
and went back to the PK232DSP for RTTY and the IF232 for the rig interface. I
had to re-learn a few software settings to get that right, but it was up and
running and tested an hour or so before the start of the contest. There is
something to be said for trial and error, and when all else fails, pulling out
the manuals.

Propagation seemed very good to Europe on Friday evening. I managed to stay
awake until about 3 am Saturday morning before crashing for a couple of hours,
then back up at for a couple hours until after sunrise. When I had to head off
to other things during the day I had logged 300 contacts, 60 DXCC mults, 30
state mults, and about 20 zones. Q’s were split about evenly between run and
S&P—it seemed like after 15 or 20 minutes of running the rate dropped off to
near zero, so I’d switch to S&P for 30 minutes, then run a bit more, etc.
etc.

Got back on the air about Saturday evening and managed to keep going until
about 1am. By then I was running out of gas and needed some sleep as we had a
full day of activities planned for Sunday (including a celebration for my
oldest son turning 30). I did catch an hour or so of operating just
before/after sunrise, but we had company all afternoon, so only got on for
another hour or so in the evening.

Overall I had a lot of fun. The band was in pretty good shape, the new bobtail
curtain worked well, and the radio/computer/TNC/Writelog combo worked
flawlessly. The score seems a bit disappointing, as I just can’t gather in
nearly as many mults on single band.
 
N2EIK   SOAB HP   282,7792010-09-27 16:37:24
I was NOT sleeping, I was resting my eyes!
 
KT9L   SOAB LP   146,8802010-09-27 16:42:47
I had a blast!!!
 
WI9WI   SOAB HP   28,0002010-09-27 17:19:23
This was my first foray into the world of RTTY contesting other than making a
few QSOs in the NAQP RTTY contest this past August using MMTTY and hand
logging. I spent way more hours getting my computer with WriteLog, my new West
Mountain Radio Nomic interface and MMTTY all talking to each other politely
than I did operating. Once I worked some glitches out and got the hang of it
after an hour or so I started making QSOs at what seemed to be a reasonable
rate. All QSOs were S&P. I'll be back for more, and will try some CQing next
time. Be kind.

73

Jim
 
AB1J   SOSB/40 LP   79,8272010-09-27 17:24:37
Halfway through this contest marked my 2nd anniversary on RTTY and I've enjoyed
every minute. It was love at first baud.

After two years on 20, I decided to give it a go on 40 using an MMD MD-40 (see
review in June 2010 QST). It's an end fed coaxial dipole with a filter on the
fed end to eliminate RF-in-the-shack problems. There was no noticeable RF
floating around my rig or computer, although everything is festooned with RF
chokes just in case. The antenna starts at my third floor bedroom window and
drops sharply over the back yard to a tree down a steep hill. The far end is
about 8 feet lower than my lawn. You can think of it as an upside-down end fed
really steep sloper. It's a compromise set up, but works well enough. Given
the geometry and topology of my property, plus the need to be a deep cover
stealth station, it’s about the best I can do. The MD-40 is made of RG-174
coax, not too visible. Even so, except for contests, I pull it up only at
night. During the day it is strewn about my yard and someday I’ll
inadvertently mow over it and it’ll be history.

The antenna is nominally limited to 50 W CW/RTTY but I ran it according to how
I was operating. While running (fruitlessly, for the most part) I ran at 50 or
60 W. In S&P mode, which was most of the time, I ran at 100 W. Periodically I
would reach out the window and grab the end pod. At most it got comfortably
warm, nowhere near as hot as my DSL modem runs all the time.

During the day when things were slow on 40 and I wasn't napping, I checked out
those exotic bands, 15 and 10, where I've heard rumors of real DX in days of
yore. Sure enough, 15 was hopping at times and even 10 opened a bit. On 10 I
even worked some stations besides W1UE. Fancy that.

Thanks to everyone who answered my calls. There are many good ops out there
who are willing to dig way down.

See you in the CQ WW CW in November.

73,
Kermit, AB1J
 
RDØC(UAØCA)   SOSB/20 HP   572,1032010-09-27 17:38:23
I was able to work only 31 hour in the contest. On the second day the
propagation was badly.
Thank you to All for QSO,s.
73! Eugene, RD0C / UA0CA
 
HC8/K6AW(@HC8N)   M/2 HP   10,566,9302010-09-27 18:05:49
Great fun, great conditions. The only reason we didn´t beat P49X was we were
busy blowing up equipment at the start of the contest. Seriously, another
excellent effort by Ed - and a winning one we are sure.

This one reminded us of our first from the new station 12 years ago -- late
start, good conditions. Thanks for all the Q´s!

Thanks also to W6NL and HC8GR for special support. See you next year!

73, Steve K6AW and Glenn, W6OTC
 
VA1CHP   SOAB(A) HP   1,878,5652010-09-27 18:53:52
Fun Time! Lots of activity!--I kept getting RF into the computer at odd times
causing lockup and reboots--not fun while trying to run! Thanks for the Q's and
see you in the next one.

FT1000MKV & Acom 1000 at 500 watts
3 EL Steppir
Carolina Windom 20 feet above ground for 80-40 meters. Still waiting for parts
for the Butternut Vertical.


Rich VA1CHP
 
N5RN   SOAB(A) HP   262,9172010-09-27 19:30:29
What a great time.
Goal was to work 200 Qs. Ended up doing twice that.
Good runs on both 40 and 20.
So addictive!

Thanks for all the contacts! See you next year... hopefully with something
more that a wire antenna.

73,
glenn
n5rn
 
WB2ABD   SOAB LP   21,9662010-09-27 19:31:18
K3 CL33 @ 45ft 160/80/40 invvees @ 55ft N1MM/GHE Radio Boss
 
KD7MSC   SOAB HP   110,0102010-09-27 19:45:35
Had a good time. Murphy visited the shack many times over the weekend. I missed
out on a lot of DX on 40 meters. I was not able to run more than 50 watts on 40
without my computer locking up. I have many bugs to work out at the new QTH.

First contest since installing the Piexx upgrade in my TS-930. It sure is nice
to have rig control.

73, Sean
 
ZX2B(PY2MNL)   SOAB(A) HP   4,797,1562010-09-27 20:21:11
Thanks to everyone for the contacts. See all you on the bands.
 
VE7UF   M/M HP   3,185,8592010-09-27 21:59:23
I was glad to have VE7FO,VA7RN,VE7AX and VA7FC back for another RTTY contest.
We were glad to have VE7WEB and VE7WNK join us for the first time and enjoyed
assisting them in their first RTTY contest from this station.

Jim, VE7FO, had been working on converting the station's N1MM RTTY software
from TS850 radio audio FSK to 756PRO radio FSK while I worked on the radio
conversion and adding a second 80M 4 element full sloper antenna plus the
phasing and switching. Jim arrived here Thursday afternoon and we worked
together on the in-shack equipment the rest of Thursday almost continously
until well after the contest started with far too little sleep time. We got
one station working minutes after the contest started but the 3rd station
(still only 3) was not operating until 1+1/2 hours later. So we started the
contest in the all too familiar panic.

We were not happy to have a wind-rain storm join us at the start of the contest
and last until Saturday evening. The station's 170 foot rotatable tower 10K RPM
prop pitch motor failed during the first night while pointed toward ZL land
which is not a good direction to finish the contest from. Saturday morning I
found the only way I could turn the tower was with an air impact wrench. My
air compressor has a small air tank and the compressor would not run with the
regular extension cord from the station so VE7AX and I made 15 trips between
the station and the tower with a refilled air tank to turn the tower toward the
US where it stayed for the rest of the contest. That cost us lots of Qs.
Otherwise the station was very good and we were impressed with the 756PRO's
RTTY performance. My thanks go to ICOM for donating the 756PRO3 I won at the
BCDX Club's convention last summer.

We did not work many JAs. The EU openings on 20 and 40 were very productive.
Activity was good enough for us to break the station RTTY QSO record. Our new
operators caught on fast and made the whole contest a lot more fun for all of
us. Our thanks go to all that called.

73, Duane VE7UF
 
WØLSD   M/S HP   2,335,1122010-09-27 22:09:19
This was a two op MS event for us this year. A ton of BIC time to go around
this weekend.

On the 2nd day we were able to take advantage of a surprise 10 meter opening.
Ken was saying all weekend "would it be nice to get a short skip opening on
10"? I (K0TG) was doubtful of that, but sure enough on Sunday that is what
happened! Ken was on the 2nd radio and work out all the mults on the band. I
went up to 10 to grab some more points and ended up staying for over 1-1/2
hours on 10. Things were so slow on the other bands for us at that time that we
were making hay with the mults and running at a slightly better rate than the
lower bands.

Just doing a quick look at the log it looks like the 2nd rig was worth 228
additional mult QSO's. Well worth having that ability.

We were looking all weekend for Delaware. No where to be found. Then third to
last QSO one called us on 15. Others in the total miss column were LB, NU, NWT,
NF. Not sure if anyone was on from those places though.

At the end we were trying desperately to get to 2000 QSO's. Made it to 2002.
We bettered our score from last year. All of that probably came from 10
meters, but the bands were in excellent shape from our perspective as well.

Pictures of the shack and antennas are at: http://lostcreekcabin.com/


73, John K0TG & Ken W0LSD
 
ES2DJ   SOAB HP   953,1902010-09-28 00:31:41
Thanks all fer QSO.s Cu next year!
Toivo ES2DJ
 
HZ1PS   SOAB LP   719,8442010-09-28 01:20:41
Thanks to all for the contacts. Enjoyed the contest very much. Had a couple of
mishaps with the log garbling and locking on contact entry and suspect I have
dropped (lost) a couple of contacts - my apologies but consequences not noted
until after the contest finished. I think Saturday conditions better than on
Sunday but still had some very welcome surprises with calls from R1ANP and
FO5QB - both new ones for me. Thanks again to all.
 
HA8BE   SOAB LP   1,582,1182010-09-28 01:55:38
Rig: FT-990
Ant: 8el.Log.Per. Vertical (28m),FD-4
Rx ant: EWE

Was a good race!
Very tired of the 45-hour period.
Unfortunately I did not go to 28Mhz.
I did not notice when the band was opening
A great DXS understand everything.
Thank you for all the QSO!
Next contest, CQWW-ssb agn!

73,dx
Bela
 
S57U   SOAB LP   687,6042010-09-28 03:09:22
Part time job, only!
 
4Z4TL   SOAB HP   357,8642010-09-28 03:31:22
Thanks everyone, great time here.
Isaac, 4Z4TL (4X0L)
 
F5VKT   SOAB HP   1,753,3562010-09-28 03:35:30
Unfortunately a dose of flu cutailed my operating hours!
 
G3TBK   SOAB HP   951,7382010-09-28 03:43:54
First time entry from UK QTH, previously have entered from J88DR - what a
difference!
 
YO9HP   SOAB HP   3,545,4002010-09-28 04:04:45
Another great CQWWRTTY contest is over and I still have the feeling that there
were so many stations I missed. I was not happy with conditions on 20 m band
(sounding noisy during day time, inconsistent opening to USA, band getting
closed earlier than expected etc), but since my overall score is 5% higher than
last year, I have to admit that it was a great contest. SO2R setup worked well
and I think I used the second radio more than 90% of the time. During day time,
on 20m, it was taking me more than one hour to chase all the calls, from 14050
to 14150 KHz. Thanks everybody for calling me. I appreciate the patience of USA
stations asked to repeat the state, especially when my logging program was
showing so many times DE as state ..hi. Congrats to P49X, W1UE, K4GMH and many
others for great SO-AB scores. See you soon in next contest! 73, Alex YO9HP
 
N4MM   SOAB HP   61,4722010-09-28 04:12:31
My First time on RTTY after being a ham for over 58 years. The IC-7700 is made
it possible.
 
CR3L(@CT9/DJ6QT)   M/2 HP   8,200,0782010-09-28 04:28:03
Thanks to all who has worked us and those who couldn't make it.
The first time that Murphy had his great time at our station, for
hours we had to repair equipment, changing parts or stations, linear-
failure etc. etc. lost a few hours operationtime. We had new guys
in our RTTY-team which we could win for the next contest and also
for that mode.
Congratulation to the HC8/K6AW - Team, hard to beat that score.
See us in the next one!
 
N9TF   SOSB/80 LP   6,3452010-09-28 04:36:43
Could only operate Friday night. Focused on 80m for needed countries and states
on 80.
 
4K3FF(YL7A)   SOAB LP   530,1302010-09-28 04:54:29
Tnx all for contacts!
Using K3 and deltaloop for 80m.
73, Yuris/YL7A/
 
USØHZ   SOAB LP   848,3202010-09-28 05:30:22
RIG:FT 2000
ANT:1/2 Vertical Romb 162m long 40m hign

73 Stan US0HZ
 
IT9BLB   M/2 HP   6,944,1022010-09-28 05:39:53
It was an incredible contest weekend! Our first Multi-Op try in CQWW RTTY: no
real targets, having no previous know-how. With just a loop on 80m, a single
vertical on 40m and no RX antennas, we had to focus our best runs on the high
bands. 20m gave us their usual big numbers but 15m were the real super
surprise, with unexpected long and constant openings on both days. 10m produced
a nice number of interesting multipliers; also found a couple of Es openings
around 1000-1500 Km to EU with just few stations active because the high
activity focused on 15m.
Remember: some "fantasy" can often give fantastic surprises on 10m .....!

We enjoyed GETSCORE.ORG all the contest long too. Finding just few M/2 stations
on line was a real pity (not many M/S & M/M indeed), we'd have liked some more
of them to have some comparative numbers during our "race in the dark". At the
end, with a really big surprise, we overcome the EU continental record and,
considering the UFB conditions, a lot of better stations will do the same with
better scores too. Summing up: great experience, fun, fun and then FUN!

Congrats to IQ1RY and DQ4W for their scores and thanks to have been on
GETSCORES too. Congrats to the IK4MGP (IR4M) crew for the excellent score in
M/S, well topping the EU record.

73,
Joe, IT9BLB - One of IR9Y crew
 
IZ7KHR   SOAB LP   917,2502010-09-28 06:46:00
It was my first RTTY contest!
I have tested my new homemade k9ay for 80m with good rx reports! My setup was:
2 elements delta loop for 10/15/20m, 2 elements moxon for 40m and a simple
dipole for 80m TX. My radio has suffered the 100W full power...but with a big
fan I have resolved all problems...
I have spent many times to calling "cq test" and I was very surprised to
receive many calls with some pileup...Especially from USA and Japan.
The best band was 20m, but more interesting and exciting was 15m with beatiful
openings both for Asia and for USA and SA!
See you in CQWW SSB!

73 de Frank IZ7KHR.
 
Z37M   M/M HP   6,389,9282010-09-28 06:50:20
After few years we decide to work M/M again. Point was to make more busy our
young op's and others HI. Eight ops was enough to cover operation all the time,
but during the contest some of them get call from home-work etc, and leave the
location temporary. Some hours we were only 3 ops on the location. Any way we
had good time and a lot of fun. Some problems during the contest are normal
here HI ... problems with amplifiers, software etc ... but thanks to Z35X and
Z32ID some of the problems are solved. On the end We are satisfied because this
is our best result at all in WW RTTY contests. Thanks to all for qso's !!!

Equipmet we used:
80m FT-1000m PA 700w and 2 passed verticals
40m IC-745 PA 400w and 2 X Bob tail
20m FT-990 PA 700w and 4 ele. yagi
15m TS-850 PA 500w and 5 ele. yagi
10m FT-1000mp PA 500w and 5 ele. yagi

Greetings to all from Z37M team and CU in the next one !
 
VE6WQ(@VE6JY)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   822,0812010-09-28 07:27:12
Conditions were fairly good here in central Alberta with lengthy European
openings both days. Our midnight polar opening to Europe was poor however.
Missed zones 26, 29 and 37 as well as DE and MB. The two 20m stacks (one with 3
5 ele yagis on 160 ft tower and the other with 4 on a 200 foot tower)at VE6JY
worked great. Only had to turn the top yagi infrequently to catch a mult. First
time operating assisted and was great to keep track of mults on the band. There
were spots for about 18 countries that I could not work. Called ST2AR for a
long while on Sunday without success. In fact, the Middle East seemed to be
difficult as I missed OD5O, J28AA, ST2AR, 9K2HN, A61BK, JY4NE although I heard
most of them but could not get through the EU pileups.
As always Don was a great host making the station available and making sure I
ate my meals, had a good supply of coffee and tea and making sure everything
ran smoothly. Rig was an ICOM7800 and Emtron amp that ran cool the whole
weekend.
 
AA4V   SOAB(A) HP   381,6822010-09-28 07:41:59
Fun test...good conditions on 15M....20M very crowded....RTTY transmissions all
the way up to 14.140.

Spent 9 hours in the chair off and on....95% CQing.... Nice to have 7Z1 and A61
call in. Missed SC multiplier.

CU all from VP9 in the CQWW Phone...multi-2 with Gay, N4SF.


Cheers,
Steve
 
VA2WDQ   SOAB HP   554,4452010-09-28 08:14:09
Part time effort. Power was limited down to 400 watts due some RFI issues.
Thanks to everyone for all the QSO's!

CU in the CQ WW SSB/CW as VC2A.

73!

Victor
VA2WDQ
 
IZ5DKJ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   492,1502010-09-28 09:25:26
Very nice contest,
some wx problem on saturday but all ok.
Setup:
TenTec OrionII
Optibeam OB12-W
N1MM

73 Simone IZ5DKJ
 
5B/UTØU(UT5UDX)   SOAB(A) HP   8,031,1202010-09-28 09:55:08
Many tnx to Igor,ra3auu and his wife for hospitality and support.Unfortunatly,I
couldn't come early then Friday evening and did not prepared
enough.Anyway,enjoyed very much and thanks again to Igor to keep my motivation
until the end of the contest.
Many TNX for contacts and see all in ww ssb from ER0WW.
 
ES4RD   SOSB/20 HP   444,9322010-09-28 10:10:25
Sorry, not able to work all contest. Thank you all. 73!
 
OH6R   M/M HP   4,700,0002010-09-28 10:35:21
We had great fun once again, thanks for all qsos!

Mr Murphy was strongly present and we didn't reach our 2009 score.

Congrats to K1TTT, Z37M and LZ9W for great scores!

CU,
pete
k0ssu
 
NO2T   SOAB(A) HP   941,5622010-09-28 11:15:32
Ouch!! Had a break in my 20-10 antenna fed line late Friday eve. Did not get it
repaired till Saturday noon. Before climbing tried to use a lower and smaller
20 meter antenna. No good. Just proves that " big antennas high in the sky" is
the way to go. While for this little pistol high means 20 meters. it is amazing
the difference. Had to fix the antenna (broken Coax). For this 82 year old it
was a bit slow going. First to go up there and find out what was wrong, and
then getting a soldering iron etc up to the break. Took me 2 hours of prime
time. What a difference. I heard more stations and they heard me. Thank you for
all the Q's. For the first time was able to work 3 stations in 1 minute several
times. 2 stations a minute for an hour. This operating SO1R. Wish that my SO2R
setup was up and running. Maybe next year. As for propagation Sunday was much
better than Saturday. Despite being tired and sometimes suffering from mental
confusion was able to work through. Looked at 10 but felt the rate was not good
enough to spend time there. Played catchup until 7 pm Sunday. Then looked for
any mults that could be heard. Once again it was a very good CQWW RTTY/ Hope
that conditions keep improving. 73 best de de Jerry NO2T
Used a software defined radio, Flex-3000 throughout. No knobs!!
 
WB5AAA   SOAB LP   299,4952010-09-28 11:40:25
Only operated 24 hours and some of that time was spent doing Honey-do's
It was fun and 15m was open can't wait until next year...
 
ES9C(@ES5TV)   M/S HP   5,996,5002010-09-28 11:52:03
It was the first RTTY contest for me and several others in the team. Goal was to
test the station and see if anything actually does not burn. In reality only 1
relay in an antenna switch, one capacitor in an amplifier and one connector
burned. Not so bad:)

Another goal was to target old EU MS record of 4.5m by E73M from 2008. We are
more than surprised we succeeded with such margin and almost without 10 meters.
And unfortunately just 2-3 QSOs short of 6 million!

Somebody discovered half way through the contest that IK4MGP is posting to
getscores. Unfortunately I had not looked at this before and thus we could not
post ourselves so we just took advantage of knowing their score:) Well, that
was really marvellous race and really motivated our ops to stay focused on all
stations trying to squeeze out the maximum. We were practially even all the
time and they really eat up our 200k lead almost fully by the end to finish
just 50k points below us by the claimed score. Wow. Anything can happen here in
log checking.

Our 5-banders are following:5B/UT0U, 6V7X, CR3A, EF8M, ER0FEO, HG1S, IK4MGP,
IT9BLB, LY5E, LZ8E, OH0Z, OH8X, OK1KSL, R7LV, RK3AWL, S50R, S51A, SO9Q, ST2AR,
YL9T, Z37M.

10m was really challenging requiring constant attention. The band is totally
empty and then suddenly ST2AR 59+, then again no one and then 6V7X booming in.
LU1HF was blowing my ears off. Strange indeed.

Anyhow, I have to admit it was fun and despite my scepticism RTTY is not just a
computer game were only mouse clicking skill is required but at least marginally
resembles true contesting:) I am afraid that will not be the last RTTY contest
from my station.

73
Tonno
ES5TV

Statistics:

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

| Hr | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | Total |
| | | | | | | |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 30 | 48 | 1 | | | 79 |
| 01 | 15 | 39 | 4 | | | 58 |
| 02 | 10 | 47 | 6 | | | 63 |
| 03 | 62 | 8 | 3 | | | 73 |
| 04 | 28 | 66 | 5 | | | 99 |
| 05 | 1 | 62 | 24 | 7 | | 94 |
| 06 | | 1 | 71 | 10 | 1 | 83 |
| 07 | | | 104 | 9 | 11 | 124 |
| 08 | | | 14 | 52 | 8 | 74 |
| 09 | | | 5 | 26 | 20 | 51 |
| 10 | | | 3 | 71 | 5 | 79 |
| 11 | | | 10 | 60 | 3 | 73 |
| 12 | | | 11 | 65 | 2 | 78 |
| 13 | | 4 | 41 | 24 | 1 | 70 |
| 14 | | 3 | 104 | 7 | | 114 |
| 15 | | 4 | 115 | 2 | 1 | 122 |
| 16 | 1 | | 45 | 36 | 2 | 84 |
| 17 | | 1 | 40 | 18 | | 59 |
| 18 | | 3 | 72 | | | 75 |
| 19 | 4 | 27 | 18 | | | 49 |
| 20 | 2 | 57 | 3 | | | 62 |
| 21 | 6 | 48 | 1 | | | 55 |
| 22 | 6 | 30 | | | | 36 |
| 23 | 22 | 11 | | | | 33 |
| 00 | 44 | 3 | 1 | | | 48 |
| 01 | 49 | 2 | | | | 51 |
| 02 | 2 | 36 | 1 | | | 39 |
| 03 | 14 | 36 | 4 | | | 54 |
| 04 | 41 | 17 | 5 | | 1 | 64 |
| 05 | | 92 | 7 | | | 99 |
| 06 | | 40 | 2 | 14 | | 56 |
| 07 | | | 6 | 62 | | 68 |
| 08 | | | 4 | 54 | 1 | 59 |
| 09 | | | 95 | 3 | 1 | 99 |
| 10 | | | 100 | 5 | 1 | 106 |
| 11 | | | 101 | 6 | 1 | 108 |
| 12 | | | 19 | 49 | 1 | 69 |
| 13 | | | 4 | 67 | | 71 |
| 14 | | 4 | 3 | 53 | | 60 |
| 15 | | 1 | 77 | 6 | | 84 |
| 16 | | 1 | 70 | 8 | | 79 |
| 17 | | 3 | 75 | | 1 | 79 |
| 18 | | 2 | 73 | 2 | | 77 |
| 19 | 3 | 2 | 64 | | | 69 |
| 20 | 3 | 64 | 17 | | | 84 |
| 21 | 7 | 76 | | | | 83 |
| 22 | 15 | 55 | | | | 70 |
| 23 | 59 | 8 | | | | 67 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
| | 424 | 901 | 1428 | 716 | 61 | 3530 |

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

| Band / Mode | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| 80 RTTY | 79.7% | 12.3% | 0.7% | 1.4% | 5.9% | |
| 40 RTTY | 67.5% | 17.1% | 2.3% | 1.1% | 10.8% | 1.2% |
| 20 RTTY | 51.5% | 29.4% | 2.0% | 1.4% | 14.2% | 1.6% |
| 15 RTTY | 48.3% | 12.3% | 5.7% | 3.1% | 28.3% | 2.4% |
| 10 RTTY | 60.7% | | 8.2% | 8.2% | 21.3% | 1.6% |
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Worked zones

| 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
===============================================
01 | | | 1 | | | 1
02 | | | | | |
03 | 1 | 34 | 64 | | | 99
04 | 7 | 42 | 158 | 17 | | 224
05 | 42 | 64 | 176 | 55 | | 337
06 | | 3 | 2 | | | 5
07 | | | | 2 | | 2
08 | 3 | 10 | 11 | 14 | | 38
09 | 1 | 6 | 6 | 7 | | 20
10 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 5
11 | 1 | 5 | 10 | 11 | 3 | 30
12 | | | | 1 | | 1
13 | | 7 | 10 | 20 | 2 | 39
14 | 118 | 237 | 356 | 128 | 3 | 842
15 | 118 | 193 | 240 | 121 | 22 | 694
16 | 78 | 143 | 88 | 61 | 9 | 379
17 | 13 | 24 | 36 | 10 | 4 | 87
18 | 1 | 8 | 17 | 13 | | 39
19 | | 1 | 5 | 7 | | 13
20 | 18 | 30 | 39 | 30 | 3 | 120
21 | 2 | 6 | 9 | 8 | 2 | 27
22 | | 4 | 5 | 5 | 3 | 17
23 | 1 | 2 | 6 | 3 | | 12
24 | | 4 | 8 | 9 | | 21
25 | 3 | 37 | 101 | 133 | 1 | 275
26 | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 6
27 | | 3 | 5 | 5 | | 13
28 | | 2 | 7 | 9 | 1 | 19
29 | | | | 1 | | 1
30 | | 5 | 9 | 4 | | 18
31 | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
32 | | 1 | 3 | 1 | | 5
33 | 3 | 7 | 10 | 9 | 2 | 31
34 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 6
35 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 8
36 | | | 1 | 2 | | 3
37 | | | 2 | | | 2
38 | | | 2 | 6 | 1 | 9
39 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
40 | 3 | 4 | 6 | 1 | | 14
===============================================
| 417 | 888 | 1405 | 700 | 59 | 3469

Worked States/Provinces

| 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
===============================================
CT | 2 | 1 | 11 | 3 | | 17
MA | 11 | 8 | 16 | 5 | | 40
ME | 1 | | 1 | | | 2
NH | 3 | 4 | 11 | | | 18
RI | | 2 | 3 | | | 5
VT | 1 | 2 | 4 | | | 7
NJ | 3 | 1 | 11 | 6 | | 21
NY | 3 | 12 | 20 | 3 | | 38
DE | | | | | |
PA | 4 | 7 | 15 | 7 | | 33
MD | 2 | 4 | 12 | 2 | | 20
AL | 1 | 4 | 9 | 3 | | 17
FL | 1 | 3 | 16 | 9 | | 29
GA | | | 5 | 1 | | 6
KY | | | 2 | | | 2
NC | 2 | 2 | 13 | 5 | | 22
SC | | 2 | 4 | 3 | | 9
TN | | 3 | 6 | 3 | | 12
VA | 4 | 9 | 19 | 8 | | 40
AR | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
LA | | | 2 | | | 2
MS | | | 2 | 2 | | 4
NM | | 3 | 3 | | | 6
OK | | 1 | 4 | | | 5
TX | | 2 | 7 | 3 | | 12
CA | 1 | 13 | 16 | | | 30
AZ | | 4 | 7 | | | 11
ID | | 1 | 3 | | | 4
MT | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
NV | | 2 | 3 | | | 5
OR | | 5 | 7 | | | 12
UT | | | 1 | | | 1
WA | | 5 | 21 | | | 26
WY | | | 1 | | | 1
MI | 1 | 1 | 11 | | | 13
OH | | 5 | 21 | 1 | | 27
WV | | | 2 | | | 2
IL | | 2 | 12 | 1 | | 15
IN | | 1 | 8 | | | 9
WI | 1 | | 8 | | | 9
CO | | 5 | 2 | 1 | | 8
IA | | | | | |
KS | | | 7 | | | 7
MN | 2 | 6 | 16 | 1 | | 25
MO | | 1 | 3 | 1 | | 5
ND | | | | | |
NE | | | 2 | | | 2
SD | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
NB | 1 | | 1 | | | 2
NS | 2 | 2 | 4 | 1 | | 9
NF | | | 1 | | | 1
PEI | 1 | 2 | 1 | | | 4
LB | | | | | |
QC | | 2 | 5 | 1 | | 8
ON | 2 | 5 | 21 | 1 | | 29
MB | | | 1 | | | 1
SK | | 1 | 4 | | | 5
AB | | | 2 | | | 2
BC | | 3 | 7 | | | 10
NT | | | | | |
YT | | | | | |
NU | | | | | |
===============================================
| 49 | 139 | 400 | 71 | | 659

Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
1A | EU | | | | | |
1S | AS | | | | | |
3A | EU | | | 1 | | | 1
3B6 | AF | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | | | |
3B9 | AF | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | | | |
3D2/c | OC | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | | | |
3V | AF | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
3W | AS | | | | | |
3X | AF | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | |
4J | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 5
4L | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 6
4O | EU | | | | | |
4S | AS | | | | | |
4U1I | EU | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | |
4W | OC | | | | | |
4X | AS | | 2 | 2 | 2 | | 6
5A | AF | | | | | |
5B | AS | 3 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 11
5H | AF | | | | | |
5N | AF | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
5R | AF | | | | | |
5T | AF | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | | | |
5X | AF | | | | | |
5Z | AF | | | | | |
6W | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
6Y | NA | | | | | |
7O | AS | | | | | |
7P | AF | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | |
7X | AF | | | | | |
8P | NA | | | | | |
8Q | AS | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | | |
9A | EU | 3 | 2 | 9 | 6 | 1 | 21
9G | AF | | | | | |
9H | EU | | | | | |
9J | AF | | | | | |
9K | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
9L | AF | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 5
9M6 | OC | | | | | |
9N | AS | | | | | |
9Q | AF | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
9X | AF | | | | | |
9Y | SA | | | | | |
A2 | AF | | | | | |
A3 | OC | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | | | | |
A5 | AS | | | | | |
A6 | AS | | 2 | | 1 | 1 | 4
A7 | AS | | | | 1 | | 1
A9 | AS | | 1 | | | | 1
AP | AS | | | | | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | |
BV | AS | | | | 1 | | 1
BV9P | AS | | | | | |
BY | AS | | 3 | 7 | 4 | | 14
C2 | OC | | | | | |
C3 | EU | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
C5 | AF | | | | | |
C6 | NA | | | | | |
C9 | AF | | | | | |
CE | SA | | | | 1 | | 1
CE0X | SA | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | | |
CM | NA | | 4 | 4 | 4 | | 12
CN | AF | | | | 2 | | 2
CP | SA | | | | | |
CT | EU | 2 | 2 | 6 | 5 | | 15
CT3 | AF | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 10
CU | EU | | | | | |
CX | SA | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
CY0 | NA | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | | |
D4 | AF | | | | | |
D6 | AF | | | | | |
DL | EU | 46 | 86 | 106 | 47 | 2 | 287
DU | OC | | 2 | 3 | 3 | | 8
E3 | AF | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | | |
E7 | EU | 2 | 4 | 6 | 2 | 1 | 15
EA | EU | 5 | 21 | 25 | 30 | | 81
EA6 | EU | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
EA8 | AF | 1 | 4 | 6 | 2 | 1 | 14
EA9 | AF | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
EI | EU | 2 | 1 | 2 | | | 5
EK | AS | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
EL | AF | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | |
ER | EU | 2 | 5 | 4 | 2 | 1 | 14
ES | EU | 3 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 11
ET | AF | | | 1 | | | 1
EU | EU | 8 | 5 | 5 | 7 | | 25
EX | AS | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
EY | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 8
EZ | AS | | | | | |
F | EU | 11 | 27 | 34 | 15 | | 87
FG | NA | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
FH | AF | | | | | |
FJ | NA | | | | | |
FK | OC | | | | | |
FK/c | OC | | | | | |
FM | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
FO | OC | | | | | |
FO/a | OC | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | | |
FR | AF | | | | | |
FR/g | AF | | | | | |
FR/j | AF | | | | | |
FR/t | AF | | | | | |
FS | NA | | | | | |
FT5W | AF | | | | | |
FT5X | AF | | | | | |
FT5Z | AF | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | |
FY | SA | | | | 1 | | 1
G | EU | 11 | 28 | 51 | 6 | | 96
GD | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
GI | EU | 3 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 8
GJ | EU | | | | | |
GM | EU | 2 | 4 | 11 | 1 | | 18
GM/s | EU | | | | | |
GU | EU | | 1 | 3 | | | 4
GW | EU | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2 | | 10
H4 | OC | | | | | |
H40 | OC | | | | | |
HA | EU | 10 | 12 | 18 | 5 | 1 | 46
HB | EU | 2 | 5 | 12 | 1 | | 20
HB0 | EU | | | | | |
HC | SA | | | 1 | | | 1
HC8 | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
HH | NA | | | | | |
HI | NA | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 6
HK | SA | | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 4
HK0/a | NA | | | | | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | |
HL | AS | | 2 | 8 | 10 | | 20
HM | AS | | | | | |
HP | NA | | | | 2 | | 2
HR | NA | | | | | |
HS | AS | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5
HV | EU | | | | | |
HZ | AS | | 1 | 3 | 1 | | 5
I | EU | 17 | 67 | 104 | 22 | 3 | 213
IG9 | AF | | | | 1 | | 1
IS | EU | 1 | 2 | 2 | 4 | | 9
IT9 | EU | 3 | 5 | 5 | 7 | 1 | 21
J2 | AF | | | 1 | | | 1
J3 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
J5 | AF | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | | | |
J7 | NA | | | | 1 | | 1
J8 | NA | | | | | |
JA | AS | 2 | 34 | 96 | 124 | 1 | 257
JD/m | OC | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | |
JT | AS | | 2 | 5 | 2 | | 9
JW | EU | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
JW/b | EU | | | | | |
JX | EU | | | | | |
JY | AS | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
K | NA | 43 | 124 | 355 | 68 | | 590
KG4 | NA | | | | | |
KH0 | OC | | | | | |
KH1 | OC | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 5
KH3 | OC | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
KH7K | OC | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | | |
KH8/s | OC | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | |
KL | NA | | | 1 | | | 1
KP1 | NA | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | | 6
KP4 | NA | | 1 | 2 | 3 | | 6
KP5 | NA | | | | | |
LA | EU | 2 | 6 | 3 | 1 | | 12
LU | SA | | 6 | 9 | 16 | 1 | 32
LX | EU | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 6
LY | EU | 4 | 2 | 4 | 4 | 1 | 15
LZ | EU | 3 | 4 | 6 | 4 | 1 | 18
OA | SA | | | | | |
OD | AS | 1 | 1 | | 1 | | 3
OE | EU | 2 | 4 | 8 | 4 | | 18
OH | EU | 9 | 6 | 13 | 9 | 3 | 40
OH0 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
OJ0 | EU | | | | | |
OK | EU | 13 | 20 | 12 | 6 | 1 | 52
OM | EU | 8 | 9 | 11 | 12 | | 40
ON | EU | 4 | 9 | 22 | 2 | | 37
OX | NA | | | | | |
OY | EU | 1 | | 1 | 1 | | 3
OZ | EU | 6 | 2 | 5 | 2 | 1 | 16
P2 | OC | | | | | |
P4 | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
PA | EU | 12 | 36 | 59 | 5 | | 112
PJ2 | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
PJ7 | NA | | | | | |
PY | SA | 1 | 6 | 9 | 12 | 3 | 31
PY0F | SA | | | | | |
PY0S | SA | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | | | 1 | | 1
R1FJ | EU | | | | | |
R1MV | EU | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | |
S2 | AS | | | | | |
S5 | EU | 10 | 12 | 16 | 8 | 3 | 49
S7 | AF | | | | | |
S9 | AF | | | | | |
SM | EU | 7 | 6 | 9 | 9 | | 31
SP | EU | 24 | 29 | 23 | 19 | 4 | 99
ST | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
SU | AF | | | 1 | | | 1
SV | EU | 3 | 6 | 7 | 5 | | 21
SV/a | EU | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | | | | 1 | | 1
SV9 | EU | | 3 | 1 | 3 | | 7
T2 | OC | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | |
T7 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
T8 | OC | | | | | |
TA | AS | | | | | |
TA1 | EU | | | | | |
TF | EU | 4 | 3 | 6 | 1 | | 14
TG | NA | | | | | |
TI | NA | | | | | |
TI9 | NA | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | |
TK | EU | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
TL | AF | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
TN | AF | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | 1 | | 1
TT | AF | | | | | |
TU | AF | | | | | |
TY | AF | | | | | |
TZ | AF | | | | | |
UA | EU | 34 | 78 | 44 | 29 | 6 | 191
UA2 | EU | | | 1 | | | 1
UA9 | AS | 14 | 27 | 46 | 26 | 2 | 115
UK | AS | | | | 1 | | 1
UN | AS | 2 | 7 | 11 | 2 | 1 | 23
UR | EU | 34 | 56 | 36 | 25 | 1 | 152
V2 | NA | | | | | |
V3 | NA | | | | | |
V4 | NA | | | | | |
V5 | AF | | | | | |
V6 | OC | | | | | |
V7 | OC | | | | | |
V8 | OC | | | | | |
VE | NA | 6 | 15 | 50 | 3 | | 74
VK | OC | | 5 | 9 | 5 | | 19
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 | 2
VP8/g | SA | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | |
VP8/o | SA | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
VQ9 | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
VR | AS | | 1 | 1 | 4 | | 6
VU | AS | | 4 | 6 | 6 | 3 | 19
VU4 | AS | | | | | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | |
XE | NA | | 3 | 2 | | | 5
XF4 | NA | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | |
XU | AS | | | | | |
XW | AS | | | | | |
XX9 | AS | | | | | |
XZ | AS | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | | | |
YB | OC | | 1 | 4 | 6 | 1 | 12
YI | AS | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | |
YL | EU | 5 | 3 | 3 | 7 | 2 | 20
YN | NA | | | | | |
YO | EU | 6 | 12 | 19 | 10 | 1 | 48
YS | NA | | | | | |
YU | EU | 5 | 10 | 6 | 3 | | 24
YU8 | EU | | | | | |
YV | SA | | 3 | 3 | 2 | | 8
YV0 | NA | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | |
Z3 | EU | 2 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 9
ZA | EU | | | | | |
ZB | EU | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | 1 | | 1
ZD7 | AF | | | | | |
ZD8 | AF | | | | | |
ZD9 | AF | | | | | |
ZF | NA | | | | | |
ZK2 | OC | | | | | |
ZK3 | OC | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | 1 | 3 | 1 | | 5
ZL7 | OC | | | | | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
ZS | AF | | | 2 | 6 | 1 | 9
ZS8 | AF | | | | | |
======================================================
| | 424 | 902 | 1431 | 715 | 61 | 3533

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Interface for operation for SO2R homebrew YV5KG many tnx to the family Abreu
support and many tnx to YY5BJG Jose Gregorio ,YV5AMH ,YV5ZV for help, Weeks
before working with me and yv5kmw antonio in the repair of the antenna beam of
21 mhz and the radio FT 1000 MP tnx YV5ZV.

During the contest: I present strong noise QRM of electrical fences of
safety and for thunders and the strong rain during 2 nights,The operation since
SO2R is strong to be my first not this opportunity not badly at all the obtained
result .

At the future it will be employed with filters there happens band that
already designing thank you very much to calling all the QSL card via service
bureau o direct 100 %.

Tnx all ham fot call in the CQ WW RTTT 2010.
 
VU2ABS   SOAB LP   47,6162010-09-28 13:01:56
CQWWRTTY Score Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2010-09-24

CallSign Used : VU2ABS
Operator(s) : VU2ABS

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : RTTY
Default Exchange : 22
Gridsquare : NK03CA

Name : Aravind Balasubramanian
Address : No 28, 2nd Main Road, Kottur Gardens
Kotturpuram
City/State/Zip : CHENNAI 600085
Country : INDIA

ARRL Section : DX
Club/Team : None
Software : N1MM Logger V10.9.5

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
7 27 74 18 8 0
14 68 191 39 22 6
21 40 107 22 13 0
Total 135 372 79 43 6


Score : 47,616
Rig : FT 857

Antennas : Multiband Inverted V

Soapbox : Direct cable for audio, vox based PTT control and CT62
Cable for CAT
 
DK5OS(@DLØGK)   SOAB LP   630,0662010-09-28 13:02:01
K3
100 Watt
Monobandbeams 10/15/20m
DeltaLoops 40/80m
 
W4VIC   SOAB(A) HP   606,8002010-09-28 14:21:22
PRO III, ACOM 2000-A, STEPPIR DB-18 @ 50'

This was a personal best many times over for me. RF from poor 80M wire antenna
locked up computer/N1MM program and I couldn't develop that band to anywhere
near its potential. My fault, and I'll fix that. 10M was just not active in
the middle latitudes -- a few Qs to the South, but nothing to build score
there. I didn't waste time waiting for Qs to show up.

My first serious RUN activity. New antenna and new amp gave confidence that I
could command a frequency. Still, I spent too much time in S & P 'looking' for
a hole in which to run. Now I know better how to 'make it happen.'

Most memorable event: Running on 20M and JH4UYB shows up loud on my freq
calling CQ. As a guy who hardly ever worked JA's in previous contests this was
quite a moment for me. Masaki was so loud I happily relinquished the frequency
to him. Yes, I had several JA's already in the log, JH4UYB among them!

Thanks for the Qs. 73, Vic, W4VIC
 
CT1EEK   SOSB/20 LP   197,5382010-09-28 14:24:55
Huge signals, tremendous traffic in the entire band. 98% S&P, quite impossible
to make a RUN. Very hard to be LP. We have to put all our skills to get there.
A good antenna for sure can make THE difference
(I'm so clever!). It was not my case, unfortunately. Due some temporary QTH
restrictions, I was not able to get my tower & antenna setup ready in time for
this test. Less zones to work this year, my
first impression. TS-850 + DSP100 (I love IT), 80W, HomeMade dipole 14Mhz
(again). At last, many thanks for all who come back to my call. Hope to read
you on the screen again very soon.
 
IQ1RY   M/2 HP   5,591,9502010-09-28 15:22:10
So, the Game of the games it's over for this year.
We went trough all the CQ WW RTTY with more and more happiness and enjoined all
the aspects of the competition, ending so happy that we feel astonished how well
it went for us and ours new M/2 setup.
Many thanks to everybody we meet on air and to everybody tried to meet us,
sometimes it was really difficult to respond in the worse QRM we watched and
listened, the crowd was terrible time to time.
Somebody have had so much patience, tnx.

This was the first year for IQ1RY as Multi Operator Two transmitters.

The operators have gained the chairs time by time to increase theirs experience
and move onto the new setup just done for this M/2 roundup in CQWW.

Everybody learned his lesson and we hope to share all of those “on the job”
training experiences as soon as possible and quite formally, just not to loose
any possible way to improve.

We have had a simple target: manning this new setup of IQ1RY to make ours best
in the contest and to reach at least 3400 QSOs.
This was ours target and we, thanks anybody out there helped us to reach this
goal.
In the meantime we have had some technical problems, all was solved in a hurry:
we had 3 power mains shutdown events, one transceiver abruptly gone, a PA
suddenly switched out, several trains trespassing on the nearby railway.

Last but not least, as we went over 3400 QSOs, we decided to share all together
the deserved, tu IK1RQT prize a bottle of Ferrari brut that was quickly opened
and shared at the end of the airtime.

At the end we all have had a safe trip to ours homes, still having in the ears
the RTTY sound and all those friend callsigns we meet on air.

We hope to meet again soon will all those OM and others there and on air: just
to have such a big fun as this.

Special congrats to IK4MGP, IT9BLB and DQ4W team.

IQ1RY operators: IK1HXN, IK1SPR, IK1RQT, IZ1LBG, IW1AYD, IW1QN, I1BEP, IW1FNW.


73 de IQ1RY
 
ABØLR   SOSB/40 HP   12010-09-28 15:23:42
Murphy showed up on Friday about 90 min before the contest. He said "I have the
wrong address but since I am here I'll just hang out for the weekend". I
decided to not feed him or give him beer (lol) hoping he would move on. I then
proceeded to downloaded the updated for N1MM about 1 1/2 hr before the contest
(HUMM) big mistake. First, it changed my CQ Zone from ZN 4 to ZN 5 and I did not
know it until after 74 contacts. So I had to start a new log. Then I realized
it changed the setting in my FT 1000 MP Mark 5. So I set out to trouble the
problem for about to many hours and after I repeated all the four letters words
for about a hundred time. I decided to do a full radio reset the next morning
because I had wasted to much time trying to ID the problem. After that I still
was having problems. No one was coming back to me but I could see some of the
best DX band condictions and state side contacts that I've seen in months but
no one saw me. So, I converted all of my contacts to a ADIF file (hours later)
and uninstalled and deleted N1MM. Last I downloaded the full ver and all was
good to go. No big deal because I only lost about 22 hours working the bugs
out.
 
AG4W   SOAB HP   1,457,8322010-09-28 17:27:53
Had a blast! I was able to run stations this year far longer and better than
ever before. The only setback was my new AL1200 did a flash/bang on Sunday
morning. That put old Green(SB220)back in service. It won't be sold anytime
soon.I only push about 500-600 watts out of it. I was running the new amp at
800-900 watts. A new fuse and yesterday it started working again after it
cooled off. Bet that problem is not gone for good.I was very pleased to see the
propagation into asia on 15 meters. It is amazing what a difference a few
sunspots makes.
 
W2WHP   M/S HP   1,692,7842010-09-28 17:40:17
Our first RTTY contest. Had a great time.
 
HK6P   SOAB LP   1,759,6882010-09-28 18:55:33
ICOM 765 80W
MOSLEY TA 53 AT 70 FEET UP
DIPOLE FOR 80 AT 60 FEET UP
WORK 80MTS WITH 80W IS SO DIFICULT I NEED CALL SEVERAL TIMES THE STATIONS WORK,
BUT IS THE CHALLENGE.

SEE IN THE CQWW SSB 2010 WITH LOW POWER

HK6P
 
W8OHT   SOSB/40 HP   6,0002010-09-28 19:43:43
N1MM Results Indicated were as follows: "50/27/13/10". Sorry. Didn't know how
to interpret this, so had to guess at it as shown in summary totals. Please
fix if my interpretation was incorrect.
 
VE7SV   M/2 HP   3,526,1802010-09-28 20:46:07
Thanks to all for the qso's and the fun weekend.

Like many we were still configuring computers when the contest began but
all issues were resolved and the fun began shorly after the offical start
time.
A flakey I/O board plagued us throughtout the contest and we constantly lost
computer control of one station. As they say "Wait until next year".

Band conditions were certainly better that during the last few years but we
continue to patiently wait for conditions on 10 and 15 meters here in the
Pacific North West.

I am just too old and not motivated enough to spend 48 hours in the chair but
my WRTC 2010 team mate Lee VE7CC was an iron man with only a couple of hours
off each night. M2 is more enjoyable with extra ops.....next time as this was
really planned to be a test drive for the new antennas erected here the last
few months after losing a 140 foot tower last November in another monster wind
storm here on Mt. Thom.

Thanks to all the team but especially Lee VE7CC for the hard work to get us
ready for the fall contest season. A few more chores and we will be QRV for
both SSB and then CW.

See you then.

73
Dale
 
KI7MT   SOSB/20 HP   238,1272010-09-29 00:15:56
Part Time Effort: About 28hrs

Goal: 1000 Q's and 100+ DXCC, didn't make either :-(

First, thanks to CQ for sponsoring the event and all the hard work Ed, W0YK
puts into managing it. It's been a long time since I've heard this level
activity on 20M's and from what I've been reading, it looks like the upper
bands provided a good time for allot of folks.

Runs > 100 Q's
2010-09-25 0000 - 0302Z, 14085 kHz, 255 Qs, 84.0/hr
2010-09-25 2325 - 0207Z, 14086 kHz, 120 Qs, 44.6/hr
2010-09-26 2057Z - 23:58, 14085 kHz, 120 Qs, 39.9/hr
Lots of 40+ runs.

Max Rates:
2010-09-25 0013Z - 3.0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 180/hr
2010-09-25 0024Z - 1.8 per minute (10 minute(s)), 108/hr
2010-09-25 0109Z - 1.5 per minute (60 minute(s)), 92/hr

I used one antenna, a little 20M vertical and ~ 500W or so. I'm surprised I
made it through the noise levels, which was intense both Saturday and Sunday.
In all the time I've been licensed, I cannot remember ever seeing a solid wall
of RTTY from 14.060 through 14.150, it was absolutely chaotic on Saturday, but
it was allot of fun too :-)

Hats off to all you SO2R operators, as it was all I could do to manage one rig
at the start of the contest, let alone think about running two rigs.

I had a stupid number of computer / logger issues. Had many reboots and allot
of fouled up exchanges. It seems the system had a mind of it's own at times.
Even though I'd tested things pretty well for a couple weeks prior to the test,
come race day, the problems mounted. The rest of the station worked flawlessly.

I also caused a bit of QRM to folks, for that I do apologize, but my noise
level ( well not noise, just an incredible number of operating stations ) was
intense. One moment, there's nobody there, or at at least I didn't think there
was, then bang, s9+ signals, it pure madness at times. I didn't mean to cause
any issues, and it certainly wasn't intended nor personal :-)

I lost allot of Q's on Saturday do my computer issues. That coupled with solid
RTTY from one end of the band to the other, made it hard to to find a spot to
RUN from, so I was relegated to S&P. Such is life in the mini-station world
:-)

Lots of new calls which was nice too see, but dupes was kinda crazy. I worked
one station 10 times over the course of the test. I found it easier & faster to
just work them, instead of the ole B4 thing.

All in all, was a great contest, and I think a good time was had by most. I'm
not much of an SSB contester, but I hope the conditions hold up or improve for
that test, and will definately be in the CQWW CW event.

Tnx to all the DX that participated, and those that pulled out my peanut
whistle signal.

Contacts uploaded to LoTW & eQSL for those interested.

Rig-1: FT-1000MP
SW: N1MM, MMTTY, FSK
Interface: US Interface, Navigator
Antenna: Homebrew 20M Vertical
AMP: AL-1500 (loafing at 500W or so)

73's
Greg
KI7MT
Helena, Montana
 
OK2SFP   SOAB HP   24,1782010-09-29 00:49:52
Tnx fer QSO, 73!

Jarda OK2SFP
 
VU2LBW   SOAB HP   818,8182010-09-29 07:52:52
It was fun! 15M was a revelation. It stayed open through the day. 20M was
crowded and I had to wade through some big pileups, some quite unruly! Bagged 5
new countries. It was nice to work Phil/GU0SUP for the first time too!

Setup:
IC-756PROIII + SB-200
4-El Tribander up 80 feet
Dipole for 40M
 
LY5E(LY2IJ)   SOAB HP   5,231,2502010-09-29 08:27:54
Thanks to LY1PM for big station!

K3 + PRO3, 2 PA, 4 computers, WL and 2 x MTTY for main TRX'es and
1 x MTTY for subRX, almost fully automated band switching.
Ants- 80 - dipole @ 40 m, 1st tower 50m - 40 2/2, 20 - 5/5/5
2nd tower 40 m - 15 - 5/5/5/5, 10 - 4/4/4/4/4/4.

Almost 100% listening to both radios - SO2R is easy on RTTY, but 2nd RX
(or 3rd radio) added only few QSOs.
Missed DE on 20, no zone 2 and 35 on any band. Sacrificed 10 m on Sunday
as 15 and were so hot, and 80/40 for short sleep on Sunday morning.

Congrats to P49X with amazing for RTTY average 113 QSO/hour! - I only had
2 hours with rate >100 and had to stop using 2nd radio when rate went to
high (for me).

I received this new callsign just before contest, it will take time to print
QSL cards, but I will upload log to LoTW soon.

QSO/Zn+Dx+St by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z 58/30 21/26 --+-- --+-- --+-- 79/56 79/56
D1-0100Z 61/13 28/22 - - - 89/35 168/91
D1-0200Z 35/10 54/26 - - - 89/36 257/127
D1-0300Z 12/2 39/10 - - - 51/12 308/139
D1-0400Z 18/5 56/14 - - - 74/19 382/158
D1-0500Z 1/0 58/6 - 7/12 - 66/18 448/176
D1-0600Z - 15/6 41/27 7/11 - 63/44 511/220
D1-0700Z - 5/1 76/18 14/20 - 95/39 606/259
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- 25/1 7/4 24/28 56/33 662/292
D1-0900Z - - 20/10 79/11 - 99/21 761/313
D1-1000Z - - 29/10 52/4 - 81/14 842/327
D1-1100Z - - 64/16 32/8 1/2 97/26 939/353
D1-1200Z - - 63/14 15/14 3/4 81/32 1020/385
D1-1300Z - - 75/21 21/19 2/3 98/43 1118/428
D1-1400Z - - 74/12 19/9 - 93/21 1211/449
D1-1500Z - - 56/4 13/5 - 69/9 1280/458
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- 60/2 20/4 --+-- 80/6 1360/464
D1-1700Z - - 46/6 41/5 1/2 88/13 1448/477
D1-1800Z - 13/3 52/2 17/2 - 82/7 1530/484
D1-1900Z 51/5 1/0 19/13 - - 71/18 1601/502
D1-2000Z 9/3 39/14 3/1 - - 51/18 1652/520
D1-2100Z 18/4 38/6 - - - 56/10 1708/530
D1-2200Z 52/1 24/3 - - - 76/4 1784/534
D1-2300Z 24/5 22/6 - - - 46/11 1830/545
D2-0000Z 7/2 2/0 --+-- --+-- --+-- 9/2 1839/547 39
D2-0100Z - - - - - 0/0 1839/547 60
D2-0200Z - - - - - 0/0 1839/547 60
D2-0300Z - - - - - 0/0 1839/547 60
D2-0400Z 30/6 34/5 - - - 64/11 1903/558 15
D2-0500Z 4/0 42/1 6/7 3/1 - 55/9 1958/567
D2-0600Z - 54/2 5/1 20/4 - 79/7 2037/574
D2-0700Z - 21/0 15/2 27/4 1/0 64/6 2101/580
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- 59/0 44/1 --+-- 103/1 2204/581
D2-0900Z - - 19/0 10/0 14/8 43/8 2247/589
D2-1000Z - - 53/1 4/2 4/2 61/5 2308/594
D2-1100Z - - 36/3 13/2 - 49/5 2357/599
D2-1200Z - - 44/3 13/4 1/0 58/7 2415/606
D2-1300Z - - 42/3 64/12 - 106/15 2521/621
D2-1400Z - - 31/3 44/4 - 75/7 2596/628
D2-1500Z - - 40/1 43/5 - 83/6 2679/634
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- 32/0 39/8 --+-- 71/8 2750/642
D2-1700Z - - 55/1 12/2 - 67/3 2817/645
D2-1800Z - 5/1 57/3 - 2/2 64/6 2881/651
D2-1900Z - 12/4 44/4 1/0 - 57/8 2938/659
D2-2000Z 5/0 8/5 27/2 - - 40/7 2978/666
D2-2100Z 49/0 3/0 12/1 - - 64/1 3042/667
D2-2200Z 40/0 10/3 - - - 50/3 3092/670
D2-2300Z 15/3 18/2 - - - 33/5 3125/675

Total: 489/89 622/1661280/192 681/177 53/51


80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

3V 1 1 2
4J 1 1 1 3
4L 2 1 3
4X 2 1 2 3 8
5B 1 3 2 1 1 8
5N 1 1 1 3
6W 1 1 1 1 4
9A 5 1 3 5 1 15
9K 1 1 2
9M2 1 2 3
9V 1 1
A2 1 1
A6 1 1 1 1 1 5
A7 1 1
BV 2 2
BY 2 6 4 12
C3 1 1
CE 2 2 4
CE9 1 1
CM 7 2 3 12
CT 1 2 6 2 11
CT3 1 2 2 3 1 9
CX 1 1 1 3
DL 75 54 72 38 2 241
DU 1 1 1 3
E7 1 3 4 1 1 10
EA 6 13 13 29 61
EA6 1 1
EA8 1 2 1 1 1 6
EA9 1 1 2
EI 2 2 4
EK 1 1
ER 2 4 1 1 8
ES 3 2 2 1 1 9
EU 6 3 4 5 18
EX 1 1 1 3
EY 1 2 1 4
F 8 20 21 11 1 61
FG 1 1
FM 1 1 1 3
FO 1 1
FY 1 1
G 18 20 42 6 86
GD 1 1 1 3
GI 3 1 3 2 9
GJ 1 1
GM 5 4 8 2 19
GU 1 2 1 1 5
GW 2 3 4 1 10
HA 11 7 7 2 2 29
HB 4 3 6 2 15
HC 1 1
HC8 1 1 1 1 4
HI 1 1 2 1 5
HK 1 1 2 4
HL 4 7 6 17
HP 2 2
HS 1 2 3
HZ 1 1 1 3
I 31 47 75 26 5 184
IG9 1 1
IS 1 2 1 1 5
IT9 4 2 7 3 16
J3 1 1 2
JA 5 126 177 308
JT 1 1 1 3
JW 1 1
JY 1 1 2
K 15 130 444 128 717
KH2 2 2
KH6 4 4
KL 2 2
KP2 1 1 2
KP4 1 1 3 5
LA 6 6 8 20
LU 4 7 10 1 22
LX 1 1 3 1 6
LY 4 1 3 2 2 12
LZ 3 3 5 3 1 15
OD 1 1 1 3
OE 6 3 4 2 15
OH 9 9 5 5 2 30
OH0 1 1 1 1 4
OK 16 11 6 6 2 41
OM 7 7 7 2 23
ON 3 4 20 4 31
OY 1 1 1 3
OZ 7 2 2 1 12
P4 1 1 1 1 4
PA 12 31 58 5 106
PJ2 1 1
PY 4 6 12 2 24
S5 9 12 10 9 3 43
SM 16 8 3 5 32
SP 35 11 12 10 68
ST 1 1 1 1 1 5
SU 1 1
SV 6 4 7 2 19
SV5 1 1
SV9 1 2 1 1 5
T7 1 1 1 1 4
TF 2 2 2 2 8
TK 1 1 2
TL 1 1 2
TR 1 1
UA 43 31 40 8 1 123
UA2 1 1
UA9 15 10 38 16 1 80
UK 1 1
UN 4 2 6 4 1 17
UR 39 33 13 8 1 94
VE 13 55 8 76
VK 2 7 8 17
VP9 1 1 1 3
VQ9 1 1 1 1 4
VR 2 3 1 6
VU 1 2 3 3 9
XE 1 4 1 6
YB 1 4 1 6
YL 6 2 4 1 13
YO 12 7 12 3 2 36
YU 4 8 3 4 2 21
YV 3 2 2 7
Z3 1 1 2 1 5
ZC4 1 1
ZL 1 3 1 5
ZP 1 1 2
ZS 1 2 2 2 7

73 Arunas
 
WS7I(@WA7LT)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   159,7422010-09-29 09:05:28
Europe and deep Asia were very difficult to impossible. Band not quite in this
far North. Lots of missing States as well.

WA7LT's station played well.
 
K6UFO(@NN7SS)   SOAB(A) HP   230,5912010-09-29 10:14:57
In a departure from my preferred QRP, this was an effort to increase
my RTTY DXCC totals for K6UFO in LotW. Since I usually operate RTTY as
NN7SS or from W6YX, and I never pursued RTTY QSL cards, my K6UFO call is
lacking in RTTY DXCC credits. Also I had to take Sunday off, so it seemed
DX-hunting was the agenda for Friday night and Saturday. I dusted off the
amp and packet spot window, and clicked away! Now I recall why I like SO-QRP
and avoid the Packet Pileups :-) Ahead of the contest, I counted 21 countries

I could use on the Announced DX Operations list. But I worked far more in the
contest. I ended with 88 unique DXCC Entities, with at least 40 I needed for
DXCC, so if everyone uses Lotw my total will climb nicely, thanks!

K6UFO Mork WA

20m-10m: C-31XR at 71ft
40m: Force 12 2 el 40 at 78ft
80m: Half-sloper from 60ft
Yaesu FT-1000MP
Ameritron AL-1200 runing about 500 watts
Writelog software plus MMTTY
 
E74KC(@E73M)   M/S HP   5,302,9132010-09-29 13:08:54
Team:
Vedad, E72U; Danny, E73M; Boris, E73Y; Edin, E74A and Akif, E74KC

CQ Station:
ICOM IC-756PRO-III
Alpha 8100
Dell P-III 1GHz desktop + Win-Test v3.27.1 + MMTTY v1.65G
EZ Master
homebrew RTTY interface

Multiplier Station:
ICOM-IC-756PRO-II
Emtron DX-2b (TNX E78A)
Dell Inspiron 640m laptop + Win-Test v3.27.1 + MMTTY v165G
homebrew RTTY interface

Antennas:
160m - 24m shunt fed tower
80m - Extended Double Zepp at 24m
40m - 2el. Cushcraft XM-240 at 24m
20m - 4/4 el. YAGI at 25/13m
15m - 5/5 el. YAGI at 18/9m
10m - 5/5 el. YAGI at 21/12m
180m long NE beverage
120m long NW beverage
120m long SW beverage

This was no-cluster operation from E73M hiltop QTH. For some reason our trusty
E73ENS DX Cluster located at E74KC's home could not be connected on PacketRadio
and brand new GPRS/EDGE USB stick would not work with supplied software. Our
multiplier total suffered a lot because of this but I promise that we will
return next year in full capacity :-)

Congrats to IK4MGP, UZ2M and ES9C teams for their scores in this one. See you
in CQ WW SSB (E73M SOABHP Assisted) and CQ WW CW (E73M M/S).

E74KC via E73Y

73's Boris E73Y


BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP S/P POINTS AVG
------------------------------------------
80 391 14 56 2 20 844 2.16
40 674 24 76 1 42 1654 2.45
20 1121 33 94 1 54 2824 2.52
15 919 34 103 1 50 2440 2.66
10 57 21 50 0 0 141 2.47
------------------------------------------
TOTAL 3162 126 379 5 166 7903 2.50
==========================================
TOTAL SCORE : 5 302 913



E74KC
By band - All modes
QSOs (without dupes) - By time

| Hr | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |Total |
| | | | | | | |
------------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 29 | 61 | | | | 90 |
| 01 | 21 | 44 | | | | 65 |
| 02 | 73 | 15 | | | | 88 |
| 03 | 7 | 47 | | | | 54 |
| 04 | 6 | 45 | | | | 51 |
| 05 | 18 | 6 | 30 | 7 | | 61 |
| 06 | | 41 | 32 | 10 | | 83 |
| 07 | | 64 | 23 | 9 | | 96 |
| 08 | | | 70 | 7 | 7 | 84 |
| 09 | | | 14 | 50 | | 64 |
| 10 | | | 2 | 71 | 9 | 82 |
| 11 | | | 10 | 83 | 1 | 94 |
| 12 | | | 2 | 60 | 14 | 76 |
| 13 | | | 72 | 14 | 7 | 93 |
| 14 | | | 76 | 9 | | 85 |
| 15 | | 4 | 83 | 1 | 4 | 92 |
| 16 | | | 20 | 36 | | 56 |
| 17 | | | 67 | 6 | 4 | 77 |
| 18 | | | 75 | 4 | 4 | 83 |
| 19 | | | 87 | 8 | 1 | 96 |
| 20 | | 2 | 72 | 1 | | 75 |
| 21 | | | 56 | | | 56 |
| 22 | | 60 | 2 | | | 62 |
| 23 | 43 | 25 | 3 | | | 71 |
| 00 | 23 | 26 | | | | 49 |
| 01 | | 82 | | | | 82 |
| 02 | 22 | 20 | | | | 42 |
| 03 | 35 | 1 | | | | 36 |
| 04 | 49 | | 1 | | | 50 |
| 05 | 6 | 33 | 13 | 1 | | 53 |
| 06 | | 21 | 2 | 43 | | 66 |
| 07 | | | 2 | 46 | 2 | 50 |
| 08 | | | 20 | 21 | 1 | 42 |
| 09 | | | 1 | 55 | 1 | 57 |
| 10 | | | 37 | 2 | | 39 |
| 11 | | | 39 | | 2 | 41 |
| 12 | | | 9 | 46 | | 55 |
| 13 | | | 1 | 57 | | 58 |
| 14 | | | 1 | 54 | | 55 |
| 15 | | 2 | | 68 | | 70 |
| 16 | | 1 | 1 | 62 | | 64 |
| 17 | | | 1 | 57 | | 58 |
| 18 | | 17 | 12 | 31 | | 60 |
| 19 | | | 77 | | | 77 |
| 20 | | 2 | 66 | | | 68 |
| 21 | 1 | 1 | 42 | | | 44 |
| 22 | 58 | | | | | 58 |
| 23 | | 54 | | | | 54 |
------------------------------------------------------
| | 391 | 674 | 1121 | 919 | 57 | 3162 |


E74KC - Continents
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band| EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
-------------------------------------------------------
|80 | 84.0% | 10.9% | | 1.3% | 3.8% | |
|40 | 54.5% | 39.0% | 1.2% | 0.6% | 4.4% | 0.3% |
|20 | 48.0% | 39.2% | 0.8% | 1.0% | 9.8% | 1.2% |
|15 | 34.3% | 36.0% | 1.7% | 1.3% | 25.4% | 1.2% |
|10 | 52.6% | | 12.3% | 15.8% | 19.3% | |
-------------------------------------------------------


Worked zones

| 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=======================================
01 | | | 4 | | | 4
02 | | | | | |
03 | | 7 | 61 | 22 | | 90
04 | 12 | 106 | 185 | 124 | | 427
05 | 28 | 139 | 178 | 168 | | 513
06 | | 3 | 3 | 4 | | 10
07 | | | | | |
08 | 3 | 8 | 9 | 12 | | 32
09 | | 5 | 4 | 8 | 2 | 19
10 | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 5
11 | | 1 | | 2 | 1 | 4
12 | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
13 | | 1 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 10
14 | 132 | 188 | 304 | 136 | 12 | 772
15 | 124 | 82 | 101 | 93 | 12 | 412
16 | 58 | 83 | 123 | 72 | 5 | 341
17 | 9 | 14 | 19 | 19 | 3 | 64
18 | 1 | 7 | 5 | 5 | | 18
19 | | | 2 | 4 | | 6
20 | 16 | 14 | 9 | 16 | 2 | 57
21 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 3 | 14
22 | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5
23 | | 2 | 1 | 3 | | 6
24 | | | 4 | 9 | | 13
25 | | 1 | 68 | 182 | 1 | 252
26 | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
27 | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
28 | | 1 | 2 | 7 | 1 | 11
29 | | | | | |
30 | | | 5 | 2 | | 7
31 | | | 4 | 1 | | 5
32 | | | 3 | | | 3
33 | 3 | 3 | 6 | 4 | 2 | 18
34 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 6
35 | 1 | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 6
36 | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
37 | | | | | |
38 | | | 1 | 3 | 2 | 6
39 | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
40 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 2 | | 12
=======================================
| 391 | 674 |1121 | 919 | 57 |3162

Worked States/Provinces

| 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
====================================
CT | | 3 | 8 | 9 | | 20
MA | 5 | 10 | 15 | 17 | | 47
ME | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 5
NH | 1 | 2 | 7 | 9 | | 19
RI | | 3 | 4 | 3 | | 10
VT | | 2 | 4 | 4 | | 10
NJ | 2 | 11 | 14 | 12 | | 39
NY | 4 | 16 | 20 | 12 | | 52
DE | | | 1 | 2 | | 3
PA | 4 | 10 | 16 | 15 | | 45
MD | 1 | 10 | 12 | 8 | | 31
AL | | 8 | 12 | 9 | | 29
FL | 3 | 14 | 19 | 23 | | 59
GA | | 3 | 9 | 4 | | 16
KY | | 2 | 3 | 3 | | 8
NC | 1 | 15 | 16 | 11 | | 43
SC | 1 | 8 | 5 | 5 | | 19
TN | 1 | 2 | 8 | 8 | | 19
VA | 4 | 16 | 19 | 19 | | 58
AR | | 5 | 1 | 1 | | 7
LA | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
MS | 1 | | 4 | 3 | | 8
NM | | | 2 | 3 | | 5
OK | 1 | | 4 | 3 | | 8
TX | | 9 | 20 | 11 | | 40
CA | | 2 | 15 | 9 | | 26
AZ | | 1 | 8 | 4 | | 13
ID | | | 3 | 1 | | 4
MT | | | 1 | | | 1
NV | | | | | |
OR | | 1 | 6 | 1 | | 8
UT | | | 2 | 2 | | 4
WA | | 2 | 18 | 3 | | 23
WY | | | 1 | | | 1
MI | | 7 | 12 | 4 | | 23
OH | 1 | 17 | 21 | 17 | | 56
WV | | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 5
IL | | 5 | 13 | 9 | | 27
IN | | 6 | 7 | 7 | | 20
WI | 1 | 3 | 7 | 2 | | 13
CO | | 3 | 8 | 3 | | 14
IA | | 1 | 3 | | | 4
KS | 1 | 6 | 8 | | | 15
MN | 2 | 8 | 16 | 12 | | 38
MO | | 6 | 3 | 6 | | 15
ND | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
NE | | | 2 | 2 | | 4
SD | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
NB | 1 | | 1 | 2 | | 4
NS | | 4 | | 3 | | 7
NF | | | | | |
PEI | | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 4
LB | | | | | |
QC | 2 | 3 | 3 | 3 | | 11
ON | 3 | 19 | 19 | 19 | | 60
MB | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
SK | | | 4 | | | 4
AB | | | 2 | | | 2
BC | | 1 | 10 | 2 | | 13
NT | | | | | |
YT | | | | | |
NU | | | | | |
====================================
| 40 |251 |424 |313 | |1028
 
K4FJ   M/S HP   3,392,7602010-09-29 13:27:32
It is always fun to op with long time friend k3kg. Sure wish rtty ops
would refresh themselves on the correct usage of AFC (Never when S & P)!
 
K1FWE   SOAB HP   462,9662010-09-29 13:59:23
Had to QRT unexpectedly Saturday morning to fly to the west coast. Bummer. Was
having fun.
 
K2EN   SOAB HP   331,0982010-09-29 15:25:31
Thanks to all
 
GØCER   SOAB LP   254,1002010-09-29 16:06:07
Enjoyed the contest - a nice lift from UK to South America on Sunday topped it
off nicely.
My Mixw log summary makes the 'State/Province' 0 - I've no idea why I have 105
records of states/Provinces.
 
WA7LNW   SOAB HP   650,3322010-09-29 16:36:29
This was my best ever SOAB RTTY effort in the CQWW.

Operated contest from Hurricane Mesa Test Facility in southern Utah using the
following station equipment:

K-3
Alpha 76A
2 element HEX Beam
40 dipole
80 dipole
N1MM with MMTTY engine

Great weather...slept outdoors Friday night overlooking Zion Park to the east.
Downside was the nearly full moon shining in my eyes...hi!

Propagation conditions seemed to improve each day of contest. Nice runs on
Sunday that I wish had developed on Friday and Saturday.

My first time using N1MM with MMTTY engine in an on the air contest. Amazing
software and looking forward to future events.

73's de Jack, WA7LNW
 
SM2JUR   SOAB LP   525,0352010-09-30 10:50:27
Nice test not so good conds but i am in north Sweden.
My stuff
Kenwood 940 sat
Ant Loop all band horizontal
with open line.

Bennthy - sm2jur
 
YU2A   M/S LP   2,667,1602010-09-30 11:39:08
Thanks for QSO`s .
Congratulations for S50A M/S team for nice score in multi single LP category .
We have not electrical power about 3 hours ( in most active part of contest
first day ) , but we enjoyed each second of contest .
We did not have MPL station that has caught MPL !!!
Best regards from Serbia , and CU in next contests .
73`es YU2A team ( YU2A , YU8NU , YT2T )
 
W4TTY   SOAB(A) HP   953,6442010-09-30 16:19:21
Antenna jammed at 101 degrees for last 2 hours. Lost an hour trying to free it
and that surely cost me the 1 million point barrier. Still all time best for
me.
 
WE6Z   SOAB(A) HP   655,7762010-09-30 16:52:45
CQWWRTTY Score Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2010-09-24

CallSign Used : WE6Z
Operator(s) : WE6Z

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

ARRL Section : SV
Club/Team : Northern California Contest Club
Software : N1MM Logger V10.9.3

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
3.5 72 82 4 5 24
7 177 271 17 12 43
14 479 870 71 28 54
21 249 486 41 23 34
28 27 73 5 5 2
Total 1004 1782 138 73 157


Score : 655,776

Wow, this was a fun contest. Temperatures hovered around 100 degrees in my
hamshack in the afternoon of both days. This was almost a personal best with
1004 contacts. Propagation was up and down, but there were very good openings
to JA on both afternoons. I picked up a few new DXCC entities, now hopefully
they will get confirmed in LOTW. It was nice to hear 10 meters open, but I
only worked two states :( I was really surprised that I was only spotted twice
in this contest, and I did more than 20 hours of running! Ooh well.
Station: Kenwood TS-850, ALS-600 running 300watts, Force 12 C3 at 33 feet,
wires for 40 and 80 at 33 ft.
 
VA2AM   SOAB HP   1,112,5802010-09-30 17:21:06
Perfect weather without any atmospheric noise helped my 80m score and I just
could not stay later than 21:40 utc on Sunday.
 
VK4LDX   SOSB/15 LP   141,9042010-09-30 17:57:40
This was my first entry in CQWW RTTY and it was lots of fun. There were
reasonable openingss all three mornings to North America and in the afternoon
and evening both days to Europe. I was pretty much running for Asia and then
search and pouncing for Europe and a bit of both for North America. I was
aiming to beat the VK record for SOSB 15 LP, reach 100,000 points, and get near
the pointy end, say top 5 for Oceania - so I'm pleased with this. Highlights
were getting VQ9 & HC8 virtually first call along with the 7 seven new band
countries found during the weekend. All in all a great time. It was so funny to
see the band alive to North America up until 2359 UTC and then the switch
flicked off and 15m became an instant ghost town. Can't wait for CQWW SSB when
the switch gets turned on again :) Thanks for everyone who beamed down under to
VK, see you in CQWW SSB. Don't forget it's Oceania SSB Contest this weekend at
0800 UTC Sat - 0800 UTC Sun, see www.oceaniadxcontest.com
 
PY4EK   SOSB(A)/15 LP   65,0402010-09-30 18:10:41
Setup:

Transceiver: Kenwood TS480SAT.
Antena: Triband 3DX3 Electril.
Software : MIXW 2.20
Interface: Home Mad.

Many thanks for all.
 
XE2K   SOAB HP   1,926,5402010-09-30 21:07:17
This year my goal was to give more time to this contest, the noise level at the
station was something less worse than feared and provide a good run on 15, was
in the idea get a nice 10m but was poor, few big signals but not many
clients.

This year use several trick learned in the Contest Academy at Visalia that
made the operation more fun

Thanks for all the Qsos and the patience

Hector XE2K
 
DL2IAN   SOAB(A) HP   289,6282010-09-30 22:56:37
First CQWW with this setup, only 1 Radio FT-847, FT-897 failed, i was not so
active because of family activities, start was ok, conds were super, sunday
suddenly i had RFI, i do not know why up to now,
Station: FT-847 PA HL1.2 KFX 350 W TA63m 80/40 Dipole, MK2R+, MMTTY, N1MM

thanks for this nice contest, i will improve my station, i have now 2x ft-950
but not all cables ready...

thanks for all Qs and see cuagn in CQWW SSB
Tom, DL2IAN
 
LTØH(LU3HY)   SOAB HP   2,643,3752010-10-01 11:31:11
HI

Tnx to all QSOs.-

73 Juan LT0H ( op LU3HY )
 
OP4A   SOSB/20 LP   94,0172010-10-01 22:32:27
Just operate between QRLs hi
Nice openings to AS and NA

73 Francis OP4A
 
JQ1BVI   SOAB(A) HP   705,9152010-10-02 00:00:21
<Time Chart>

1Day| 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 22 23|Sub
----+------------------------------------------------------+----
3.5| - - - - - - - - - 3 - - 4 - - - - -| 7
7| - - - - - - - - 3 17 31 3 15 6 14 - - -| 89
14| 15 24 35 35 19 10 14 20 3 - 3 - 3 35 11 7 11 3| 248
21| 5 12 9 15 5 - 34 19 24 - - 4 3 - - - 13 8| 151
28| - - 3 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -| 4
----+------------------------------------------------------+----
Tol | 20 36 47 51 24 10 48 39 30 20 34 7 25 41 25 7 24 11| 499

2Day| 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22|Sub |Tol
----+------------------------------------------------------+----+----
3.5| - - - - - 3 3 - 2 - - - - - - - - -| 8| 15
7| - - - - 4 6 8 30 14 - - - 16 5 - - 17 -| 100| 189
14| - 10 15 - 16 8 4 13 - - - - - - - - 8 11| 85| 333
21| 3 27 34 63 30 6 - - - - - - - - - - 9 10| 182| 333
28| 2 1 - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1| 7| 11
----+------------------------------------------------------+----+----
Tol | 5 38 49 66 50 23 15 43 16 0 0 0 16 5 0 0 34 22| 382| 881

<Continent>
3.5 7 14 21 28 ALL %

North America 1 54 69 35 - 159 18.11
South America - 10 8 12 1 31 3.53
Europe - 44 143 196 - 383 43.62
Asia 13 68 96 64 5 246 28.02
Africa - - 2 1 - 3 0.34
Oceania 1 13 13 24 5 56 6.38
Antarctica - - - - - - 0.00
Total 15 189 331 332 11 878
 
FO8RZ   SOAB(A) HP   351,7082010-10-02 01:47:04
I promised to my family to go for holidays on Moorea island just in front of
Tahiti. So I was QRV only during the first 12 hours of this contest.

500 QSO in 9 hours, it should be a good contest ...

80 was poor but happy to QSO P49X on this band.

40 was good. I could not use it with more than 100 watts (TVI) at the beginning
of the evening. QSO EF8M, CR3L, F1AEY, IZ0KBR, IT9BLB and F5VKT with 100 watts
and one inverted V. Later with more power, QSO'd USA, SA and a lot of in Asia.

20 was not very good. Only few EU stations. Had good DX as VU2ABS, JT5DX ...

15 was erfect as usual. Happy to be heard by ST2AR. (Tnx Robert) but also by
5B/UT0U, 4X6ZQ ...

10 was poor but it was certainly better during the followings hours.

Has fun for this contest.

QSL ok via LOTW or via F8BPN buro/direct.

See you for the SSB part.

Best 73/88 from Tahiti

FO8RZ Phil
 
AE5PW   SOAB LP   243,3442010-10-02 09:52:18
It was nice to see decent conditions on 15 meters. I worked 107 stations there
with 36 DXCCs and 15 zones. I was surprised to see some activity on 10 meters,
mostly to South America and the Caribbean. None of my 10 meter contacts (from a
whopping total of 17!) were domestic.

They say that "contests make conditions" and I think that was true here again
on 15 meters. The band is open a lot more than we realize, regardless of what
the propagation prediction tools say.

As with all RTTY contests, I am having a problem with my call sign being
recognized. Several (15 or so) people insisted on calling me AE5P, even when I
was having a decent run on 40 meters and was calling CQ. I have a nice macro to
tell you that my call is AE5PW and not AE5P. A few (2-3) still couldn't get it
through their heads that they did not just log a QSO with AE5P. I guess they
will see it when they get a busted call in their log checking report.

My score and QSO total were down from last year, but that was due to a lack of
time in the chair, due to other commitments.
 
LX7I(LX1DA)   M/M HP   6,762,0302010-10-03 02:10:32
We planned to participate in the M/2 category but due to a bad band change of an
operator we decided to switch to the M/M category with 2 stations only.

The station is not yet ready and only 75% of the antennas were awailable. We
were missing a rotatable antenna for 40M and also the new system 5/5/5 for 10M
and the 2el for 80M is still on the ground. The second monobander for 20M was
also missing.
Hopefully the station will be ready for the CQWWSSB.

During the contest we had a few problems with our amplifiers and also had a
power failure.
We will be back next year in the M/2 category and hope to make a better score.
A lot of improvements are possible.

thanks for all QSOs,

73s de Philippe LX2A / LX7I
As soon as the new setup will be ready, new pictures and details on the station
will be awailable on www.lx2a.com
 
N4TL   SOAB HP   23,7982010-10-03 06:17:05
CQWWRTTY Score Summary Sheet, N4TL

ARRL Section : NC
Club/Team : Potomac Valley Radio Club
Software : N1MM Logger V9.5.1

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN Sec
7 47 82 16 8 24
14 15 35 10 5 6
21 51 133 27 12 6
28 9 24 6 6 1
Total 122 274 59 31 37


Score : 34,798
Rig :
 
N6HI   SOSB/15 QRP   3232010-10-04 16:18:54
Part time effort, just for fun, 9 QSOs. 2 Watts to End-Fed 20' wire.
Go Arizona Outlaws!
 
F5RD   SOAB LP   371,4822010-10-05 12:59:28
Good propagation on 80 m to 15 m bands et even some stations of South America
Sunday afternoon on 10 m.
It is my ninth CQ WW RTTY and the best with 572 QSO's.
Thanks to all who worked me.
See you again in 2011.
 
IZ4GWE   SOAB(A) HP   1,405,4042010-10-05 13:14:44
..NOTHING !
 
AI6YL(@AI6V)   SOSB/40 HP   236,0162010-10-06 10:03:13
Hello, All,
You know that saying, "I'd rather be fishing?" Well, that's what the Cooks
were doing this weekend. Five hours into the contest, we got home and I
couldn't resist throwing in a few Q's. It was fun, but I hope I never enter a
contest that unprepared again. Besides the catch-up I had to do to set up the
log, macros, etc. during the first hour, there were four thrilling experiences
when the monitor simply went black. Boy, do Carl and I love computers! In
spite of the stress and loss of those first hours, I was very happy to be
"catching Q's" after NOT catching fish! Thank you for being there and making
it fun to do RTTY. Hope to see you in the next contest, fully prepared!
88 Sue
 
YT1VP   SOSB(A)/40 HP   564,4802010-10-10 13:52:50
73 GL YT1VP
 
K5DU   SOAB HP   1,498,5222010-10-10 15:20:10
I should have spent more time on the air.
 
VE3EY(@VE3UTT)   SOAB HP   1,781,0762010-10-12 06:46:20
With thanks to Art, VE3UTT for letting me use his station.
 
KK9A   SOSB/20 HP   777,4802010-10-15 09:59:18
I have only operated radio teletype once before and I thought that this contest
would be a great way to try this mode again. I was busy during the summer
burying Heliax and rotator wires in a long trench going to the tower as well as
adding a second 40m beam and I had not been on the air since March. I rushed
to get everything hooked up for this contest. Since the tower was hit by
lightning during the summer and I had little time for troubleshooting, I was
happy to discover that once I connected everything up it worked perfectly.
Since I am not an experienced RTTY user, I hoped that I would be able to make
QSOs on this mode without the operator problems that I had during the previous
RTTY contest that I participated in. I also had other concerns, it had not
rained in weeks and as luck would have it thunderstorms and rain were
predicated for most of Sunday. I chose to operate on 20m single band and the
contest started well with nice runs into Asia and the western states. In the
morning and afternoon I had fantastic runs into Europe and saw my score building
nicely. Between work and staying up late getting the station ready, I did not
start this contest very rested so I took a long rest break on Saturday night.
On Sunday morning I had another nice opening into Europe, however unfortunately
the predicted thunderstorms started several hours after sunrise. They were
not that close and I continued to operate, however the S9 +20dB static noise
from the storms forced me to search and pounce for stations, working only the
strong ones above my noise level. While it rained the remainder of the day,
luckily the thunderstorms subsided after a couple of hours. It is strange
operating a mode where I have to rely on my computer to decipher the tones
rather then my head, and I hope that I interpreted the text properly. It was
fun trying a new mode and it looks like I set a new US 20m record in the
process.

Thanks for the QSOs , please QSL via WD9DZV.

73,
John KK9A
john@kk9a.com
 
LZ9R(@LZ3YY)   M/S LP   1,357,4552010-11-02 10:22:26
Main goal was to check SO2R for interstation QRM.
Every band combinations were checked,happy to report next
to none QRM.Thanks to my father LZ1TA for that carefull check.
After Than I work alone with SO2R under M/S rules.Learn how to use
second radio,feel better at the end.
RUN
TS850SAT , 2el3bandQUAD,Vert.40,INV.V 80 , WF1B
MULT
IC720 with manual tuner , 4el 15/10 , Vert 20/40 , WF1B

73,Nasko
 
K6GEP   SOAB LP   258,6002010-11-03 02:37:49
My goal was to make 500 QSO's in 25 hours, and I had to put in a lot more time
to get to 500. It is my favorite contest of the year, but I burned myself out a
bit.

Nice to see 20m stay open to the Pacific until after 0400z. Woke up before
sunrise to catch more Pacific on 40m, then EU at 1400z. No EU on 15 Saturday
morning, but nice opening to JA later in the afternoon. Very nice EU opening
on 40m around 0300z Saturday night. Brief opening to EU on 15 Sunday morning.

I think this contest is unique in that the last hour yields the highest rate
of
the contest. Hoards of people show up for that last hour, and you can work
them
either way - running or S&P. I have not seen this effect on either CQWW SSB or
CW.

Lesson learned was that better propagation does not necessarily mean higher QSO
rates.

New ones worked on RTTY:
A6, ZS, HB9, and FY. Picked up some new ones on 15 too.

Congrats to WN6K for his apparent win for Low Power in 6-land. Amazing how
close my claimed score was to N6RV.

Rig: FT-990 , 100W

Ants:
80 meter dipole sloping from 40 feet
80 meter OCF Windom sloping from 40 feet
40 meter inv vee at 45 feet (for 40 & 15)
Wilson SY-2 Tribander at 18 feet

Software: N1MM + MMTTY