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K9NW(@K9UWA)   Multi-Op HP   30,1022008-02-24 06:55:17
A little here, a little there was about all I could take. Nice DX signals out
there if you could find them. My hat's off to all of you who tough this one
out!


73, Mike K9NW
 
W6NF   Single Op LP   2,2662008-02-24 07:22:02
Planned to spend more time but things happened. I did work VP6DX Sunday morning
on an inverted-L that would not tune...feed point loaded with snow. Surprised
to hear that he needed a NV mult! I loved it when, rather than move off at
once, two guys decided to complete a contest exchange on VP6DX's
frequency...D'OH!!! :>)
 
K7XC   Single Op HP   50,0042008-02-24 07:35:32
Hi All,

SSB contesting is not as much fun as it used to be. Back when I was in my 20s
and 30s it was an awesome experience but now phone is just such a chore... It
makes my head hurt! CW FOREVER! LOL.

So I figured I would show up Fri Night, activate the mult for the deserving,
and see what I could do to put a dent in my 160M SSB WAS totals. What I didn't
expect was to have so much fun do it!

I stayed up until sunrise Sat morning working the contest and was amazed at how
the conditions kept slowly drifting up and down in signal strength. At one point
the W1's were S9+ for about 15 minutes and the NV feeding frenzy that ensued was
a thing of pure joy. It just proves that operating from a rare mult is easily
worth 10DB or more!

Later as the terminator began to work its way across the the country, Stations
who were barely audible earlier started to come screaming out of the noise. I
was amazed that I was able to work many eastern stations well after their
sunrise.

My back woke me 3AM this past Thursday. While waiting for the ibuprophen to
kick in I found and worked VP6DX on 160M SSB, so I felt no overwhelming need to
join that chaos until well after it had settled down. During the peak of the
activity, the VP6 commanded plenty of attention which left more room to CQ than
I remember from previous contests as so many were calling them.

Later on, it was obvious I was the only NV station still actively CQing and the
constant stream of callers was a real kick in the butt! I only wish I had some
kind of rcv ant as many were too weak to copy. Yes... all season long I have
operated 160M using only the Inv L on transmit and rcv. Time to buld a rcv
loop!

Saturday evening the condx seemed to be better but my inability to get any
sleep during the day made operating like thinking through dense fog. I worked
in spurts while taking many breaks to refocus. Around 9PM I gave up and called
it a night. Sunday AM I found barely enough active to nudge the score above
50K. All in all I'm pretty happy with the results...

The station here is rather simple consisting of a IC-746, 800W from an ALPHA 78
into a 175' long Inv L up 35' with only seven 1/4 wave radials.

After operating the W7RN super station last week, I wonder what I could have
done if I had his full gallon and 120' verticle on Xmit and his 4 square rcv
array!

73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09nm... sk
 
KS8O   Single Op LP   14,4322008-02-24 08:16:34
Band conditions good, only using 100 watts into a dipole up 96 ft. Did not have
enough ears to hear DX.. Thanks for all who stuck with me and picked up my call
and report. S & P only this trip..
 
NØKE   Single Op HP   57,2882008-02-24 08:35:12
Missed ME, VT, DE (and DC), and neighboring WY for WAS. I must have worked at
least 5 ND and several SD. As to be expected not much DX but it was nice to get
VP6DX and I hope they submit a contest score. D4C, VP6DX and KH6ND were my only
10 point QSOs.
 
K4JNY   Single Op LP   25,4382008-02-24 08:36:50
Used an Icom 706 and Inverted V @ 85'. Thanks to all the patient ops
that stuck with digging my puny signal out of the noise.

73 Jeff K4JNY
 
WE9V   Single Op HP   83,7852008-02-24 08:55:16
Was fun to run for a bit, then run into old friends and chat for 10-20 minutes.
Sorry if you called and I couldn't hear you over my S9 noise. I was told
various times that EU was calling but I couldn't hear a peep.

See you from PJ2T next weekend.

Chad WE9V
http://www.we9v.com
 
OH4MFA   Single Op LP   6,5522008-02-24 08:55:18
SOAPBOX: I made pedition to Kustavi EU096. Tried to operate also CQ 160. I was
SOAPBOX: very tired after long work week and after antenna work in saturday.
SOAPBOX: I put up also couple antennas for my miniature IOTA operation.
SOAPBOX: So I went to sleep around 1830 UTC. Checked band couple of
SOAPBOX: times and finally woke up around 03 UTC in morning.
SOAPBOX: Less than four hours in contest. It was fun, even I can't log any DX.
SOAPBOX: Heard couple of US, but no go with low power. Thank you for contacts
SOAPBOX: and see you later! Big Thanks to my XYL for helping with antennas.
SOAPBOX: Rig: Elecraft K2/100
SOAPBOX: Antenna: 15 m high T (50 m top wire), with two elevated radials
SOAPBOX: 73 de Jukka OH4MFA from Kustavi IOTA EU-096
 
K4RO   Single Op HP   8,8542008-02-24 09:00:00
I operated a little over an hour late Saturday night,
after the NAQP RTTY contest was over. Boy, there sure
are a lot of contests to choose from these days.

Highlights included being called back to back by
N6AA and K3ZO. What other sport besides contesting
do you get to say "hello" to hall-of-fame legends?
The enthusiasm that these guys still have for radio,
after literally decades of accolades, is inspiring.
As with all the greats in any human endeavor -- they
don't love it because they're great, they're great
because they love it.

N1HTS really knows how to hang in there and complete
a very tough QSO. He is the kind of operator that I
would like on the other end of the circuit during
critical traffic handling.

The final highlight was being called by VP6DX.
To have my CQ answered by a rare DXpedition on 160
meter SSB is not an everyday occurrence at K4RO! :-)
We just never know what fun awaits us when we sit
down to do a little contest operating.

73

-Kirk K4RO
 
KBØFHP   Single Op LP   21,5862008-02-24 09:40:05
This was my first 160M contest, and really my first time on 160M. My antenna
was a 80M loop fed with ladder line up about 40 feet, with the best SWR at
1.5:1 - and typically greater than 2:1. Equipment was an ICOM 756Pro and
Kenwood AT-230 Tuner. I only worked about 8 hours or so, and I appreciate
everyone's patience with my puny signal. Next year, a new antenna, and
hopefully a bit more power. I did hear a bit of DX: S57, HA, G, DL, and F and
others. I was able to work C6, OZ, KP4 and UA2 (WOW - RW2F came out of nowhere
and was able to work him before the hordes)...I had a lot of fun.
 
W3MF   Multi-Op HP   55,2002008-02-24 10:10:31
Just me and DX Cluster.
Had a good time.
 
VE4EAR   Single Op LP   9,0242008-02-24 10:14:04
Put up a coaxial Inverted L last weekend to to put some time in and give out the
VE4 multiplier. The antenna is only 25 up at the highest point so not a big
signal. No DX but did manage to work FL, CA, BC for my best DX on 160. Heard
VP6DX but with 100 W and a wet (albeit frozen) noodle, not a chance of him
hearing me :(

My highlight, finally working ND on any band, that should complete my WAS.
Still need ND on all other bands for WAS (hint hint) In this one contest picked
up 25 new states on this band.

Thanks for the patience and the good ears out there. I could definitely hear
better than speak in this one!

73

Ed
 
N7RK   Single Op HP   32,8642008-02-24 10:53:36
Station: FT-1000MP, TL-922A
Antenna: 66 foot 80 meter vertical- base loaded for 160 for both transmit and
receive

Fun contest despite constant S9 noise level at this QTH. Worked VP6DX on first
call on Friday night through huge pileup. Missed DE, SC, MS, VT, RI and ME. Had
about given up on KH6 but KH6ND showed up on Sunday morning. Got to build a
receiving antenna for next season.
 
KØGAS   Single Op HP   24,8852008-02-24 13:33:22
Never got a good east coast opening. Misses most east and south east states.
Nice to hear a bunch of Colorado ones.
 
VA7ST   Single Op LP   3522008-02-24 14:06:02
Was bored, so turned on the rig and played phone for a little under an hour
around midnight. Band didn't feel very good here.
 
W2NO   Multi-Op HP   17,5122008-02-24 15:55:47
IC-756pro, Alpha 76CA, W9INN sloper. Someday I will have a real 160 antenna.
And a beverage or two would be a plus. 73' DaNO
 
N7AP   Multi-Op HP   132,8722008-02-24 16:03:02
Ten-Tec Orion II, Alpha 91B, 78 ft vertical (shunt fed tower, omega
matched) with approx 60 radials, K9AY Rx Loops.

This was the inaugural appearance of the Butt Nekked Contest Club, N7AP
callsign. The Charter Members of this prestigious group are known, far
and wide, for their contesting prowess, most while in a, lets say, "air
conditioned mode". These folks are the best there is, in their city
block anyway. Its hard to mess with their success.;-)


"Keep It In The Chair". QRZ.com explains it all.


Conditions seemed better than last year, although we were surprised by
lack of DX both years. This year wasnt plagued by the continual rapid
QSB that was so challenging last year. The east coast signals,
especially from the LP folks, were weaker than last year.


Thanks to those US stations that stuck with multiple repeats sometimes
needed by us. This year, we were plagued by new multi-source noises off
to the northeast that kept the S-meter at solid S4, unusual for this
QTH. Nulling and steering wouldnt work so we just had to tough it out.
Since 90+% of the q's we do here peak on the NE loop, and a good 5-7%
of signals were well below this noise, this was a lot of toughing it
out, for sure.


CU all in ARRL DX SSB next weekend!



73/88,
Sandy N7RQ, Trustee BNCC
Bob K8IA, Trash Remover/Dung Cleanup Detail, BNCC
Arizona USA
"Keep It In The Chair"
 
RL3A(@RK3AWL)   Multi-Op HP   328,9262008-02-24 16:04:26
QSL via W3HNK
Tks all for QSOs. Nice surprise was W0EWD from IA on 160SSB.
 
S56A   Single Op HP   13,0502008-02-24 16:04:30
Noisy band with 3 kHz filter and BCI at 1836 kHz. No DX but caught VP6DX on 40
m SSB.

73 de Mario, S56A
 
KD5J   Single Op LP   6,1052008-02-24 16:05:51
2008 CQ WW 160-Meter DX Contest KD5J

SINGLE-OP-LP QTH = AR

QSOs QSO pts. Mults.
--------------------------------------------
TOTALS 82 185 33

Claimed score = 6105
 
W4SVO   Multi-Op HP   162,7662008-02-24 16:08:08
Friday night the QRN level was high, many repeats, many stations not pulled
thru. The DX was good, but could'nt copy every one that called me with my
stealth beverage(480'). Second night was quiet, could'nt find a clear freq to
work europe. Anyway My highest score from Florida. Also the most countries I
have ever work, plus my highest multiplier count. So I am happy, me and my
packet. Mark W4SVO cu on 80 SSB in ARRL DX Test
 
VE3RCN   Single Op LP   16,9942008-02-24 16:09:43
Could not work the late/early hours. The two younger kids decided they wanted to
"Camp Out" in the basement next to the radio shack. Had to keep it quiet.
 
K3PH   Multi-Op HP   3,6122008-02-24 16:17:21
Just the DX Cluster and me, cherry picking at the end of the contest.
 
AB2E   Single Op HP   25,3922008-02-24 16:18:38
Just giving out points.
Rig: IC756ProII - Dentron DTR2000L
Antenna: 160m half wave dipole @55ft fed w/ladder line.
Highlight was having M6T answer my CQ.

73 and CU in ARRL SSB,
Darrell AB2E
 
S54O   Single Op LP   15,9902008-02-24 16:22:57
IC756 dipole @12m
73s GL
de Boris S54O
 
DL1Z(DF3KV)   Single Op HP   240,4742008-02-24 16:29:01
Fed my tower against two elevated radials@15m as my new full size vertical,
worked pretty well.
Other antennas dipol@30m and 4 short beverages

Thanks for all qsos

See you in ARRL ssb on 20m

73, Peter
 
MDØCCE   Single Op HP   47,2802008-02-24 16:29:03
Not a serious entry, just a bit of fun with lots of sleep. Congratulations to
the REALLY BIG signals heard on the band! Winds here kept the tower down first
two nights, so the "inverted vee" was more like a pancake with a lump in the
middle - thanks to those who dug my signal out of the noise.

73, Bob
 
WD5R   Multi-Op HP   180,9102008-02-24 16:32:52
As a result of comments from EU friends in years past,
we have tried to improve our beverage system in order
to hear better in that direction.

With S meter seldom falling below S9,
we suspect we missed many EU's this year.

Marlene, the real WD5R, did most of the contesting
this weekend.
I'm afraid it may have been a little too much for a 70 yr old Gal.
She became delusional Saturday morning and thinks she worked
RW0CF and UA0CA at our SR.
I tried to explain to her that old women can't do that,
She must have fallen asleep and was dreaming,
not an uncommon thing for us guys that late in the contest...

Thanks to PJ2DX, Marlene's tenacity paid off in last ten minutes of the
contest.

And thanks to all you guys that made nice comments to Marlene.
It puts a smile on her face and it sure makes it easy for me when I'm looking
for help with the antennas.

Doug, n5ect
2nd in command at wd5r
 
N6RO   Single Op HP   86,7842008-02-24 16:37:17
Plagued by rain static on all antennas both nights. Operated in spurts when the
rain let up, mostly after 10Z, when I could hear the east coast. Missed DE, DC,
VE2, and all maritimes except NB.
 
W5GZ   Single Op LP   9,7112008-02-24 16:40:00
Can't win...Again, I had to work Sat. eve..... :( !!!!! This has gotta stop !


W5GZ Stan
 
VY2SS   Single Op LP   3,2482008-02-24 16:42:23
Sorry I missed Saturday. I was in the RTTY contest. Managed to get the mult
out to a few anyway.

-Robby
 
AD8J   Single Op LP   22,3442008-02-24 16:43:01
Lots of QRN in WPA and this OM isn't big on staying up late. As a result didn't
work much out west this year. But did manage to give out some contacts to the
usual cast of characters. Wish that XE would get some ears as I could have
used that mult.
 
VE3CR   Single Op HP   140,2502008-02-24 16:44:13
All factors considered - a very disappointing contest!
 
W6YI   Single Op HP   144,0602008-02-24 16:54:41
Thanks to everyone for the qso's and their patience during the static
challenges.
 
W7WHY   Single Op LP   722008-02-24 17:07:12
Well, someone has to have the lowest score :-)

A 160 SSB contest here is a lesson in futility. I called lots of stations who
didn't hear me. It gets pretty boring quick when no one hears you :-) 73
Tom W7WHY
 
K1LZ   Multi-Op HP   536,5202008-02-24 17:08:22
Station:
mirta for EU, inv V @ 55m, 2 ful size phased verticals, 2 beverages
ic7800 & ic781 interlocked on transmit plus one ic781 just on receive with
beverages
acom2000
Best part of the contest is contact with RV0AR 10 minutes before the end.
Thanks to W1VE and another people for www.getscores.org.
Congratulations to WE3C for the best competition.
Big thanks to everyone who work us.

73 from K1LZ
 
WB8JUI   Single Op LP   40,0952008-02-24 17:08:33
Pretty brutal. Phone contests sure can be frustrating when running low power.
Thanks to all who pulled me out of the splatter.

Nice to run into a lot of old friends.

Thanks to all for the QSOs.

73 - Rick WB8JUI
 
KVØQ   Single Op HP   73,5112008-02-24 17:13:29
The band sounded pretty good on Saturday evening to Europe. Couldnt make a
serious effort this weekend due to family conflicts
 
W3DQ   Single Op HP   57,0902008-02-24 17:20:43
This was the best of times and the worst of times.



I could never get the antenna situation(s) resolved. The inverted-L seems to
be getting lower and lower, and it was very hard to get a decent match.
Fortunately, the amp (TT Herc II) is very forgiving, so I was able to get
*some* power. The RX antennas simply don't work, so there were lots of folks
on the edge or not heard at all. Sorry 'bout that!

And while my audio may have been pretty funky, I had the best hourly rates I've
ever had on topband -- Saturday night 23:50 to 02:50 was phenomenal. Now that's
what I call fun!

Thanks to all... will be working hard to get both antenna problems resolved!

Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC
 
VE3RZ   Single Op LP   75,4722008-02-24 17:28:18
Rig: K2/100
Ant: 3/8 wave inverted L
S/w: N1MM
 
WB9Z   Single Op HP   362,1122008-02-24 17:28:43
This was my first semi-serious effort in this contest in quite
some years. I use to do quite well in this one with several plaques
on the wall for Top Zone 4, Top USA and even a Top World in this contest.

Over the years I just got tired of fighting all the SSB QRM... but this
weekend I had nothing better to do... so I figured it was a good
warm-up for ARRL DX SSB next weekend.

I had 253 QSO's in the first hour.... almost as much fun as being at
PJ2T on 20m the first hour. Then a 149 and 101 hours... and it all
slowed down big time from there.

Nice to be called by VP6DX, with Milt N5IA at the mic. He said
I was the first contact for them in the contest and it was 15 minutes
before sunset there.

Other good DX that called me was UU7J, ES5RW, CX6VM, PJ2DX.

Thanks to all the DX stations that were on for this one.

Transmit Antenna: 160' guyed tower, base insulated, series fed.
with 120 radials and 30K feet of wire.

Receive Antennas: 10 beverages ranging from 880 to 1,100' and
a low dipole.

GL to all next weekend in ARRL DX SSB.

WB9Z
 
VO1MP   Single Op HP   37,3452008-02-24 17:38:00
Managed a few hours of S & P Saturday night and just before end of contest..
wall to wall big signals from 1800 to 1960 , so I guess band condiitons were
pretty good. Had more countries than had states, so band was good to Europe
...... Still waiting on weather window to repair some of my antennas prior to
ARRL SSB ... who knows mebbe it'll warm up .... hi !

Tks for QSOs
C'Y'ALL Next
GLWCDR 73 Gus VO1MP
 
P4ØA(KK9A)   Single Op HP   27,3602008-02-24 17:38:57
I decided on Saturday to get on and give out the P4 multiplier, so I started
laying out some radials under the vertical and loading it for top band. I only
installed about half of the radials and I never had time to install a receive
antenna. There is a lot of US activity, making it hard for weaker DX station
to find a clear spot. I could not get a good run going and after 1 1/2 hours I
decided to watch TV instead.

73,
John KK9A , P40A
 
K4DLI   Single Op HP   14,8952008-02-24 17:44:56
Didn't get to spend a lot of time on the contest this year. However, had a great
time when I did. Couldn't hear any of the European stations for the splatter
from all the stateside stations. Seemed to be a lot more stations on the air
this year and many with less the stellar audio.
 
NX9T   Single Op HP   132,3002008-02-24 17:46:29
WOW! The first hour was incredible (187 Qs) and the next two were not bad
either but from then on...for the most part...the breaks were on. When it's
rock'n it's a ball...at other times the QRM/QRN can make life as a contester on
160m much less glamorous. Thanks to all for the contacts and for the few that I
could kinda hear but not well enough to pull you through. I still need some RX
antennas. All-in-all...a good outing and yes, it was fun...mostly! Enjoyed a Q
w/ VP6 and a few other DX stations along the way.

FT1000(d)
Inverted V @ 75'
Inverted L
Single 3-500z

73,
Jeff NX9T
www.qsl.net/nx9t
 
K3WW   Multi-Op HP   279,8402008-02-24 17:50:51
As good as I can remember doing on SSB, and I spent half the first night chasing
VP6DX. First hour of 202 may have been my best clock hour ever, any mode.
Second hour wasn't bad either. I spent 0300 to 0343 seeing an emergency dental
patient, which hurt my momentum and knocked me down on the online scoreboard.
One of these years I will bring in a second op for a real Multi.

73 Chas K3WW
 
W2CG   Multi-Op LP   34,1602008-02-24 17:51:00
Part time effort to hand out some Qs. QSL via LoTW
 
N4VV   Multi-Op HP   34,0382008-02-24 17:54:04
Managed to work VP6DX, great signal.
 
WX3B   Multi-Op HP   83,7082008-02-24 17:54:39
Great contest/Diverse operating conditions experienced from WX3B.

Friday night: VP6DX was HUGE, Europeans great early in the evening, however I
could hear them MUCH better than they heard me.

Saturday night - had much better time attracting answers to CQ from Europe/no
trouble getting through pileups.

My hat is off to folks like WB9Z, N3HBX and WE3C who were in there CQing for
what seemed like forever.

73!

Jim WX3B
 
N6WG   Single Op QRP   2,3102008-02-24 17:54:44
This was a very different contest from what I was hoping for.
We had a lot of rain with some terrible precipitation static that
made copy almost impossible at times. I wonder if this was like
the static problems people from the equatorial regions talk about.

Had to switch between two different loops and a dipole as receive
antennas to have even a hope of copying signals. I ran my
receiver with the attenuator in and the rf gain all the way down
to keep the radio from overloading on the static crashes. Noise
blanker didn't even make a dent, and the DSP was sounding a bit
over whelmed at times. Even so, I had fun when I could hear.
Contacts were way down, as I think a lot of the W6 stations I was
counting on had battened down their hatches for the storm we were
predicted to have with intense winds. Fortunately, the winds
didn't show here, so all my wires stayed up.

My high point was working VP6DX Saturday night, and then being
able to ragchew with the operator for a few minutes Sunday
morning when his CQs were going unanswered. My low point was
having to shut down Saturday night due to intense precipitation
static that kep me from hearing anything.

I wound up with 5 fewer QSOs than last year, and missed the KH6
mult for the first time. Never even heard them. At least I got
KL7RA in the log.

As always, my K2 performed solidly, and was a joy to use. Even
with these conditions, my K2 at 5 watts still got out, at least as
far as KS and VP6 :-)

Now to prep the station for the ARRL DX SSB coming up. Hope to
work some good DX this time.
73, Bob N6WG
The Little Station with Attitude
 
N4PN   Single Op HP   223,7442008-02-24 18:00:02
This was pretty much a struggle with all the QRN from storms/tornados this
week. Still was able to get one first ever - Worked all 50 states in one
weekend contest on SSB. Have done it before on CW but never phone. Thanks
to Rich, KL7RA and Mike, KH6ND both on Sunday morning within a few minutes
of each other at my sunrist.

Nice short opening Saturday night around 0230 UTC to Europe. OZ1DD being
the strongest followed closely by S59A. Worked VP6DX/Ducie early in the
contest with a great signal. They were stronger than a lot of the U.S.
stations.

Missed VE4 altho there was at least two stations on...VE4EAR and VE4TV.

Nice to be able to say hello and more than just a report to so many good
friends without feeling quilty about the "lost" time.'

See ya in the ARRL Fone.

Rig: FT1000MP/AL-1200 - 1KW
PTIV (that's Pine Tree Inverted Vee) Xmit/Rcve
2 - short (really short - 240' bev/wires thanks to the citys street
light pole and friendly neighbors trees)
Logging w/CT

73, Paul, N4PN
 
K9MUG   Single Op HP   41,1602008-02-24 18:06:59
I was hoping to work some dx, but they were hard to hear with 59+20 signals
every 2 kc. Even an rx antenna with a deep rear null is not of much value in
Alabama. My transmit antenna only covers about 80 khz, so working on the edges
was not very practical.At least the ARRL dx test won't have all the stateside
QRM.

Harrell
 
K3MZ   Single Op LP   6722008-02-24 18:10:43
I came down with a cold and my voice was shot. Decided to rest my voice for the
ARRL SSB DX contest coming up. I could really use the DVR for my K3. Come on
Elecraft.

:) PK (Paul - K3MZ K2 #3135 K3 #84)
 
KR4F   Multi-Op HP   62,5802008-02-24 18:25:46
Local noise very bad in alternate mode bandwidth. Apologies to those I couldn't
hear!

Rig: Orion II, Titan 425
Antenna: Shunt-fed 60ft tower
 
VE3CX   Single Op HP   275,4502008-02-24 18:29:50
Almost worked all states, but missed Wyoming...
 
K4BAI   Single Op HP   31,4092008-02-24 18:31:08
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, "t" vertical. Time was limited, but I enjoyed the
contest. Thanks for the QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
 
K4EU   Single Op LP   18,2752008-02-24 18:34:58
I decided to play a little in the CQ 160m SSB Contest -- This is a first for me
- CW yes - but operating SSB on 160m - never.... There I am S&P'ing and then
find a relatively clear spot on 1869khz.... I call CQ, work a bunch of guys,
then the MAGIC of topband hits.... All of a sudden VP6DX calls ME!!!! I
nearly fell out of my chair!! The time was 0300Z so the sun was just setting
at VP6.... I've been working DX and Contesting now for 44 years, and I'm just
blown away by what happened to me on 160m/SSB....

Thanks for the Q's. FT1000/Field - Inverted L

73....//Steve K4EU
 
W4NTI   Single Op HP   9,7312008-02-24 18:43:45
Just passing out points. Lots of activity.
 
NS3T   Single Op LP   71,1762008-02-24 18:51:13
I had done well last year in this contest, so I decided to focus on it again in
2007 and it was worth the effort.

As always, if you had an SSB contact with me, i was all on tape, as my voice
files with Writelog performed very well. If you noticed any troubles, it
wasn't the fault of Writelog, but rather of the operator, who couldn't remember
some of his shortcuts.

My highlights included having a CQ answered by CN3A, working S5, EI and more.


I also spent a few minutes late Saturday night figuring out how to put my
totals on getscores.org. That is very cool. It definitely motivated me to
stay in the chair all night and churn out some more Q's. I hope more people
join up.

I will have a story up on my web site Monday morning about the early results,
so please stop by and/or send your photos and stories to ns3t (at) arrl (dot)
net

73 Jamie NS3T
http://www.radio-sport.net
Your home for ham radio contest news
 
KY5R   Single Op HP   223,3982008-02-24 18:58:30
Had a good time with new Xcvr, new bidirectional beverage system and new top
loaded vertical. Still sorting out Xcvr but the rest played as expected. some
QRN at the start but after that pretty normal levels. Had a great start with
500+ Q's in the log in the first 4hrs then I hit the wall and ended with a
little over 700 Q's in the log Sat morning.Never saw the rate come back like
that again. All grunt work after that with only 400 Q's more by Sunday morning.
Sunday afternoon about 50 Q's in 2 1/2 hrs which just wasn't fun. DX was as
expected from this QTH. I had my best effort in three years from here so very
content with station configuration. Glad to see the activity even though it
seemed low at times I think due to the NAQP RTTY thing. TNX all Tim
 
KL7RA   Single Op HP   64,3682008-02-24 19:02:05
About 20 hours averaging about 10 Q's a hour. Lots of people
told me to try later so I did. Then when I was dark soaked and
could run a little some of the same station would call me but they
were now in the noise. Some East coast stations in the log but not
like last week when I had that good hour during the ARRL CW.
SSB on 160 is hard, heard many stations struggling with the calls
they were getting. Doesn't seem to slow down the activity as the
band was loaded from 1.804 to 1.950 at times and this contest
does fill in the topband awards. Best moment, someone enjoying
their cocktail and calling CQ Contest. I called and they asked me
what I wanted and why did I call? I said, "you were calling CQ.
They said, "no I wasn't. I said, "yes you were". And so on. Good
luck to Andy, N2NT new CQ 160 contest manager. 73 Rich KL7RA
 
W1UE   Single Op HP   21,0702008-02-24 19:03:34
Stations all the way from 1800-1950; whatever happened to the "DX Window", or
the "Bandplan". With the high noise level from the storm that was over us and
the number of stations on the band, heard very few countries.

Thanks for the Qs.

Dennis W1UE
 
N3HBX   Single Op HP   355,5092008-02-24 19:27:43
Best conditions in years! However, horrible QRM (some of it deliberate) and
QRN!
Managed to work quite a few Europeans.
 
K1EP   Single Op LP   64,0902008-02-24 19:43:55
Better results than last year, about a 40% increase in Qs. The band was
crowded, I worked some stations up to 1.980 and beyond. Even had some DX call
me, which was nice. Heard lots of DX that couldn't hear me, like ES, UA2, OZ,
DL, OH, LA, etc. But I did work VP6DX rather easily Sunday morning, so it was
good. Thanks for all the Qs and for pulling out my weak signal.
 
KØPK   Single Op LP   54,2802008-02-24 19:48:24
Topband contesting with LP SSB feels a lot like QRP CW....it can be a long, slow
grind! Didn't quite make my goal of 400 Qs, but came close. Conditions from here
were not as good as the CW weekend, but not much QRN either. The band seemed to
die early on Sunday morning. Very little DX heard but managed to work
C6,CN,CT3,KP4,VP6D & XE. Tried hard for ZF2AH but he QRTd before I could get
through. States missed: KH6, KL7, MS & WY. Nice to hear VE4 activity for a
change! The DVK in my FT-2000 got a good workout. Thanks for the Qs!

Setup: FT-2000, TS-940S, N1MM logger, 95' TX vertical and various little RX
antennas on a small lot.

73 - Paul, K0PK
 
K6CSL   Single Op LP   6302008-02-24 20:12:33
Unbelievable! At 13:18Z I worked VP6DX, my only DX contact, with my 100 watts
and my 40 meter Delta Loop! Bert, K6CSL
 
VE3NE   Single Op LP   120,6582008-02-24 21:01:16
No time to prepare the station but worked few DX and met a bunch of hard core CW
friends...:-)) A few times found that the band was nice and clean around 1852 so
I CQd...ooooops...:-))))) not a ping here from VP6.
Best DX was D4C.
CU in the WPX and I hope the 24th solar cycle was not cancelled because it
sounds like.

73

Lali, VE3NE
 
N6RV   Single Op LP   3,9842008-02-24 21:07:43
Just in it for fun.. as always. Great to be called by KL7RA. Thanks to the VP6DX
dudes! All bands from 160-10 phone and cw. They rock!
 
WØBH   Single Op HP   79,5762008-02-24 21:20:28
Friday was noisy and hard work. Saturday was a real pleasure to operate with
very quiet conditions. Wasn't sure I'd be on Saturday night because the day
started with freezing rain, then sleet, then snow, but the antennas stayed up
and the power stayed on for once.

Missed ME and RI and worked BC AB SK MB ON QC and NB north of the border.
Played NAQP RTTY on and off in between and continued planning for a mobile
effort in the Oklahoma QSO Party in two weeks. Thanks for the Qs!

73, Bob, w0bh
 
OK1ES   Single Op HP   200,2002008-02-25 00:48:44
Thanks for QSOs . 73 Josef
 
OK1FPS   Single Op LP   122,6422008-02-25 02:15:53
Used RIG Icom IC 746
Antenna LW 63m , 35m UP.
 
N9CO   Single Op LP   4,3522008-02-25 03:09:19
Just goofed around a bit on Friday night.

73,
Charlie N9CO
 
WJ9B   Single Op HP   18,1722008-02-25 04:41:23
73, Will, wj9b, dit dit
 
OE9MON   Single Op LP   24,2202008-02-25 05:51:57
Rig:
FT-1000MP, Double-Zepp for 80m @ 17m tuned with Kenwood AT-230 Tuner.

Managed to work some big signals over the city QRM with 9+20, found out
1h before contestend that my 40m Rotary Dipol is a lot better on RX...

Big surprise to be called by CT3DL 10 min before the contest was over!

TNX all,
73sss
Carl
 
VE3HG   Single Op HP   18,4302008-02-25 06:16:31
Always amazed how well the Alpha-Delta sloper does on 160. Of course running the
modified SB-220 doesn't hurt. Actually had a good run going.
 
VE3MGY   Single Op LP   112,1682008-02-25 06:23:34
I just couldn't get serious this year, partly because we had plans on Sunday
morning and I knew I would have to get some sleep on Saturday night. But the
main reason was the QRN and the splatter, especially the splatter!! On a
positive note it was nice to see the band completely packed from 1.800 to
1.998Mhz.

I must be getting very spoiled with CW [ or older, or maybe both ] because the
last few months contesting in the ARRL 160, CQ 160 CW and ARRL DX CW there was
just no QRM because of the mode and the narrow filters but this weekend the
splatter was just slamming me at times no matter how narrow I shaped the
filters. You just couldn't get away from it. That and the fact that the rate
dropped very quickly after 0700Z convinced me to be part time this year and I
was content to just "play" for the weekend. It was still lots of fun but give
me CW anytime - Please!!

Overall condx were not to bad - but not near as good as the CQ 160 CW! - and
there was alot more QRN on Friday, S5 - S7 on the beverages, [ S7 to 10/9 on
the TX ] than there was on Saturday, S1 on the beverages [ S5 on the TX ] due
to a line of thunderstorms stretching from LA to NC on Friday night but they
broke up over the Atlantic on Saturday giving the band a break on Saturday
night.

The highlight was definitely having VY2SS call me for a new mult - with just a
couple of minutes left in the contest!!

73
Brian
VE3MGY
 
K2WK   Single Op HP   47,1902008-02-25 06:27:14
Thanx to all for the contacts, especially those that were persistent and
patient. Receiving on the TX antenna (Inv-L) is for alligators :)
Stn: Pro III; 87A; 1/4 wave Inv-L, 4 elevated radials.
 
NZ1U(@KB1H)   Multi-Op HP   92,3402008-02-25 06:27:19
Only playing. 6.5 hours with an electric heater under my legs!
Barn was cold and didn't feel like starting the wood stove.
Beverages work great when trying to hear the Europeans through
the stateside QRM. Packet was connected but used hardly at all.
Mostly CQing.
 
VE3FRX   Single Op LP   78,4082008-02-25 06:38:58
What a blast!!!
I almost didn't enter or even turn the rig on in my temporary shack setup,
because of minor success with 160CW. First night was tough, but made some good
DX contacts (KP4, C6, WA, VE7), so I cranked up the processing using the
Rigblaster pro AND the onboard one in the old TS-140S, pushing the ALC to the
limit. Only in this condition was I being heard on the first or second call
and no reports of clipping or distortion so I ran that way the second night.

Could hear everything, including EU, but running 90 watts into a 90ft longwire
at 25ft with NO VERTICAL ASPECT, I was amazed I got any DX at all. My 90ft
longwire runs from the tree right to the window of my 2nd floor shack. Use 5
130ft radials on the ground rod beneath the window. QTH is on top of a hill
with a view of Lake Huron about 3.5 miles to the west. So this helps for
sure.
I used the realtime score reporting, which was a great motivator in the
doldrums of 3-4AM. Too bad so few stations are signing on.

Next year I will have receiving antennas and a vertical to give EU a chance.
A BIG thank you to all those Ops with great ears and RX antennas for pulling me
out of their noise floor. Especially thanks to HI3T for his effort, and the new
160m country.

Countries: C6, HI, KP4, XE
Missed: DE, ID, MT, NM, OR, WY and AB, NS, PEI and the all northern boonies.

My El-Cheapo Station includes:
Rig: Kenwood TS-140S with no SSB filters!
Tuner: MFJ-949C
Interface: Rigblaster pro
Software: N1MM (the best!)
Audio: I used a cheap ($20) Plantonics computer headset.

73 es gud DX de
Jeff, VE3FRX
 
YO5KAD   Multi-Op HP   158,6612008-02-25 06:50:47
Vy strong QRN all contest.Noise level S8-9.
 
OH4AB(@OH4KZM)   Multi-Op HP   155,1502008-02-25 06:53:18
Hello all!

First night was nightmare only 84 qso, but thanks to Hannu OH1XX who said to
as, on band that our signal was weird :) Then Jussi OH4KBC make chances on
Yeasus menu and next night was nice working,Jussi get 4qso NA pileup :)Thats
big think in here on north HI! But we have nice time working the contest with
Jussi,and saturday afternoon fishing trip on ice , was good chance to get off
on radio ;)Thanks to all who worked as and sorry to those who we could heard:(

Cu next contest 73 dx!!

Jouni OH4KZM/OH4JT
Jussi OH4KBC
 
K3LL/6   Single Op LP   17,0402008-02-25 07:24:54
Fun times! Put up an inverted L Friday afternoon and connected it directly to
the TS-940SAT tuner. Added more radials and trimmed it up a bit on Saturday
afternoon. Quite a thrill to be called by KL7RA and then 15 minutes later
KH6ND. Thanks to all of the stations that put up with the weak signal (esp
NP4A and C6ANM) and of course the guys at VP6DX for handing out a new mult and
country during the contest.
 
K3ZM   Single Op HP   397,4912008-02-25 08:04:57
Early in the contest, I heard N4PN (very loud) and K1LZ (running like mad) and
figured my 160 meter goose was cooked. Kept at it and tried to emulate W4MYA
with some plain old perseverance. I am lucky Paul was operating from a city
lot instead of the Death Star. But the LZ guys DEMolished me.

This contest is hard! I spent much of the weekend looking longingly at the
button for the 250hz filters. Often, I had to retreat to the frontier above
1900 to try and attract EU's that I could copy. Two different US stations up
there kindly agreed to my request to slide up a tiny bit further into the
neutral zone so I could copy EU - thank you! That was gracious.

Had some QRN on Friday night, but less so on Saturday night. Rates started out
very high the first two hours, then nosedived. When I went to bed Saturday
morning, I had only about 670 contacts and figured I was toast, but I kept
setting little goals to keep myself going. At times, it was brutal trying to
copy through the QRM, especially when digging out EU stations.

I was flattered to be called by many contest champions, including (that I can
think of) W2GD, K5ZD, K1IR, NP4A, K1ZM and, of course, my other brother K2DM.
Also, many friends from EU, some with quite powerful stations. Nice to see
WB9Z still flying.

Special thanks to W3DQ for calling in with DC again. You're the man! Also
VE4TV (formidable, mon ami!). I'm grateful to VY2SS for supplying me and
others with PEI in Jeff's absence. Thank you!

Was nice to get called by PJ2DX toward the end of the contest to supply a final
country.

Missed WY and the usual rare VE territories. Was glad for the VE4, actually.
Did not work anything in the Pacific. Thanks to KL7RA, CX6VM, and many
others.

Peter
K3ZM
 
HA8BE   Single Op LP   130,5672008-02-25 09:23:36
Rig: IC-756
Ant: Vertical(28m)
Rx ant: 2x50m Lw, Delta Loop(30m band)
 
VE7/CE4CT(@VE7SV)   Single Op HP   138,6002008-02-25 09:51:29
It is my first time in the CQ 160 contest.It is very difficult work this contest
from Chile. Special thanks to VE7SV for the opportunity to operate
your station.

73
VE7/CE4CT
 
DK8EY   Single Op LP   5,1062008-02-25 10:09:24
ICOM IC-7400, dipole 2x24m ladder line, N1MM, Toshiba Tecra M4
 
ES5RW(@ES5TV)   Single Op HP   397,0622008-02-25 10:28:41
Great experinece to work from T├Ánno's contest qth, while he was operating at
VP6DX himself. The full size 4square did its' job. Lots of good mults called
in, though couldn't spend enough time calling to other directions than EU - the
battle for keeping the frequency clear was continuous.

The biggest surprise was W0EWD from IA with real S9+ signals at 0200z Sunday
morning. The explanantion came promptly - 4squares on both sides. The qso rates
were not high making the use of the 2nd VFO for seeking for new stations
useful.

Thanks to all who called. CU in ARRL DX next weekend.

73, Rein
 
N3YW   Single Op HP   56,1452008-02-25 11:09:40
Always a real enjoyable time and a learning process for sure. Great to hear many
of the now familiar calls and voices from my just 6 short years as a ham. Seems
I had the same resolution last year to install a receive antenna. Next year for
sure......Many thanks to those who were patient with the 'repeat' requests. Was
able only to put in about 8 hours over the two nights. But with the then almost
cured bronchitis and voice keyer was able to have a rewarding time. Look
foreword to ARRL ssb test next weekend, good luck and "have fun". Isn't that
why we do this? Joe, n3yw
 
C6ANM   Multi-Op HP   354,2202008-02-25 12:55:03
Rig: IC-7000, KD9SV DXPeditioner II Beverage Switch and AL-811 @ 250w.
Ant: Inverted-L 43'Vertical, 2-Beverages (SW, NW)
Max Rate: 240/hr in first hour.

Lower score this year due to high noise levels but more civilized location with
AC power. Sorry if we did not hear you on Friday nite. The QRN was very high
due to T-Storms in Gulf of Mexico and Florida. Didn't hear EU until Saturday
morning. Band was loaded up to 1980 KHz. EU CQs under stateside CQs.
Beverages sorted out signals but our omni antenna clobbered stateside...sorry.
It would be better if EU CQ Runs were in one section of band, US CQ runs in
another, etc. Last contact was UU7J who called me in last 30 seconds. Best DX
was VP6D, KL7 and NH6. Another enjoyable 80 degree F Bahama adventure concluded
with a swim off the reef and a Conch dinner.
 
VE3AP(LU7DW)   Single Op HP   318,3242008-02-25 13:54:11
Equipment Description: Yaesu FT-2000, Alpha 87A, Dipole 1/2 wave @ 20 meter, T
w/4 radials

Comments:
There were some problem before start, because Friday afternoon in my way to
VE3RM, I was stopped in a light red signal, and another car hit hard on the
back of mine (he couldn't stop in a very icy road), btw between got the police,
the tow truck, papers, etc, I've arrived almost three hours later to Don's and
I've started the contest very late, with the band full of signal. Without any
RX antenna (we lost the beverage some days before WPX RTTY) , it is very
difficult get the weak signals in a band very noisy and crowded like this
weekend.

On Saturday together with VE3OKK we tried to set a beverage, but with 80 cm of
snow on the floor we couldn't install the 170 meter long beverage because of
difficult access and frozen snow/ground; we'd tried with a beverage of 90 meter
long, but it was too short for 160.

I quit Sunday early in the morning, very tired and frustrated. Unfortunatly 160
isn't any more "the gentleman band" as used to be.

I hope to work all of you next weekend in ARRL SSB from VE3RM, we will be in MS
"teaching-learning" category with some new hams.

73, Claudio VE3AP-LU7DW-VE2DWA
 
I2WIJ(@IQ2MI)   Single Op HP   91,7282008-02-25 14:05:51
Less than 10 hours of operations.
I just missed both afternoons/early evenings into Asia.
I operated both mornings from 04.30z onward, and the sunday late evening.
I enjoyed some European pileups and was also rewarding to work some
USA and Central America stations on the first call, but then
having difficult in copying their report!. No VE heard.

Thanks to my Radio Club for letting me use the IQ2MI station setup.
IC765, Ameritron AL-1200, Inverted L.

City noise was disturbing a lot. Unfortunately we do not have
any dedicated receiving antenna (beverage, loop or similar).
A K9AY would be a good compromise, and we'll look to have something
in the next future.
Thanks to all for the contacts.
CU next one.
Bob, I2WIJ
 
K1TO   Single Op HP   138,4112008-02-25 14:32:54
Some late intermittent S&P low power on Friday evening. Couldn't break the West
Coast wall to VP6DX with LP, so flipped the amp on, worked 'em, and shut the rig
off with just 20 QSOs in the log.

Saturday evening, taking a break from other activities, I flipped on the rig,
called CQ, and had several enjoyable stretches, punctuated by frequent short
ragchews with old and new friends. Spent much of that time either really low
in the band at 1806 or up in the nosebleed section above 1900. I see now that
4O3A spotted me at 1806, but that not all EU could call that low in the band.
Nonetheless, a surprising amount of EU made it into the log and 4Z1UF was an FB
caller right at his SR. Apologies to HB10DX who I sucessfully called later, but
whose call I could just not make out initially despite 5+ minutes of effort.

Lots of manual switching between Beverages to pull out the weak ones. The
static crashes, while not summerlike, were just annoying enough to cause lots
of repeats. It's neat to work EU and long-haul west QSOs in the same period.


Heard N1HRA call several folKS Friday night from RI, but I missed that state
and WY for WAS.

Really neat to see the huge rates reported at the beginning by some of the 160
studs.

Next weekend's ARRL DX SSB will also be a part-time effort from here this year.


73, Dan
 
WØSD(WØDB)   Single Op HP   53,5922008-02-25 15:09:08
Was in Sioux Falls for a family reunion and Ed W0SD invited me out to operate
for a couple of hours, what a blast! Thanks all for the QSO's and Ed and Edith
for their wonderful hospitality.

73, Joe W0DB
 
KG4IGC   Single Op LP   22,0882008-02-25 16:16:10
Did very well on the first night, I surpassed my points goal of 10,000 by 1000
points. Things were not so easy the next night, most of the stations heard I
had already worked. I was really pleased with my antenna, I think it did a
great job for me in this contest despite being up for almost two years now.Rig
used was my Yaesu Mark V Field running 100 watts into a homebrew W4TWW inverted
L with 10 135' radials. Really nice to work the locals, thanks goes out to all
who anwered my calls!
 
W1TO   Single Op HP   14,0012008-02-25 16:33:29
Got on mostly to look for VP6DX.
 
VE3EY   Single Op HP   741,7882008-02-25 16:52:23
In comparison to last year 160 SSB contest, this time the static crashes were
almost nonexistent making the operating much more easier. I think the
conditions were also better or perhaps the VP6 operation has attracted a large
crowd of operators. Still it was very painful to copy weak signals among all
the big signals on the band, but I guess this is just the nature of contesting
using phone mode on top band.

The finest hour was EU opening during their Sunrise between 5:30Z and 6:30Z. It
did not repeat on Sunday though. Also, a big thanks to VY2SS, PJ2DX and YU1XX
for calling in just minutes before the end of the contest.

Other than typically rare Canadian provinces I missed only VE5. All US states
made it into the log. I also missed KL7, KP2 and D4C. I worked KH6 as I
stumbled on KH6ND by accident for I started calling CQ on his run frequency
while I was listening on EU beverage. Sorry !
 
WB4MSG   Single Op LP   36,2402008-02-25 17:16:49
Always a fun contest had to catch time when i could so not always the best
operating times. Put up the 160 ant friday evening. It was just a wire hooked

to the 80 meter vertical but seemed to work fine for 160.
 
ND8DX   Multi-Op HP   363,1882008-02-25 17:23:24
This was our 3rd effort as Multi-Op in 160 SSB and we certainly had a blast this
year. First hour run provided us with 217 Qs. Also had a nice European run early
Sunday morning.

Missed WY for WAS. Apologies to those we could not pull out of the noise
(especially during daylight hours).
 
N4NM   Single Op LP   3,5402008-02-25 19:21:24
Just giving out a few Qs.
 
KG7H   Single Op HP   51,1842008-02-25 19:36:16
Not much DX this year, probably because my bev's are partly buried under the
snow - drifts to 6 feet. Heavist winter in 10 years!
 
K6JEB   Single Op LP   3842008-02-26 00:53:53
I could hear more stations than I could work on my 28' high 82' shortened dipole
I tossed-up to try out 160m from this QTH.

I have since installed a decent inverted-L about 40 feet in height.
 
HG7T(HA7TM)   Single Op HP   101,1852008-02-26 01:27:29
Sri big QRM EU......
My rig FT9000D+OM Power. Ant: Titanex V160HD and K9AY
Vy 73&DX Tibi HA7TM
 
DK1MM(@DK1NO)   Multi-Op HP   355,3082008-02-26 02:36:45
Highlight was our QSO with VP6DX on Sunday morning.
 
W3TS   Single Op HP   232,0082008-02-26 03:45:23
I followed the band plan and did not transmit below 1.843Mhz.

TX Ant: 1/8 wave wire Tee - with 70 x 70foot long radials (My 60 foot high
80/40M fan dipole with the feeder shorted).

RX Ant: 2 x 300 foot long NE/SW and SE/NW reversable short beverages.
(The best I can do with the neighbors help on an "in town" 150 x 200 foot
lot).
Homebrew small RX 4 square. (Which still needs work).

Rig: Ten-Tec Orion + 2 x 3-500Z at 1300 watts output

Logger: N1MM


My brain and ears hurt! 73, Mike W3TS
 
VE2DWA(LW8EXF)   Single Op LP   1,4432008-02-26 06:23:35
Not a lot of QSOs, but it was nice operate again as SO after more than 4 years,
that I couldn't do that.

I hope to be more active from now.

33, 73, 88 de Nelida (YL) LW8EXF
 
N4KG   Multi-Op HP   15,1802008-02-26 07:31:55
Just playing around, mostly looking for VP6DX to complete 20 Band/Slots.
Heard him calling people so I tried CQing to no avail. Checked Packet and he
was spotted running split. Got through without too much difficulty but it took
several exchanges back and forth before the full exchange was acknowledge thanks
to the continuous callers and on-frequency garbage. 160M SSB? YUCK !

I decided to stick with the NAQP RTTY Contest Saturday night
(along with all of the active stations from Wyoming :-) -
WAY more FUN.

Tom N4KG
 
S57DX   Single Op HP   342,3072008-02-26 07:53:51
MY PERSONAL BEST 160 SSB SCORE AND QSO TOTAL. 225 DL STATIONS WORKED! BEST DX
WAS VP6DX SATURDAY MORNING - SURPISELY VERY EASY.

73 DE SLAVKO S57DX
 
AB5MM   Multi-Op HP   164,9602008-02-26 09:49:20
Condx not as good as CW weekend. But still fun. See ya'll next year.
 
K4XD   Single Op HP   7,6162008-02-26 11:14:30
This was a really limited time effort, with the NAQP RTTY competing along with
family stuff. My low point was the return of the problem where the SWR spikes
and the amp shuts down (protection circuit). This had been happening on 160M
CW, but was eliminated when I turned of the K9AY receive loop preamp. Still OK
on 160M CW even running 1KW, but I guess I didn't check SSB, and trying to run
any kind of power with SSB on 160M only causes the SWR to jump and the amp to
shut down. So apologies for my "quick fade" on a number of QSO's, I was
resetting the amp and trying to debug the problem.

Since I don't work much 160M SSB, this is not a crippling problem, especially
as 160M CW works OK with full power. But it does look like RF in the shack and
for some reason SSB is triggering it but CW is not. Kind of odd because you
would think the continuous high CW power would generate more RF than the peaks
and valleys of SSB, but maybe it's just that fluctuation that is causing the
problem.

So I ended up mostly S&P and doing a little bit of running, and mostly just
running barefoot with 100W. As others have commented, the QRM and splatter was
pretty horrendous in the evenings.

I did notice an even bigger difference (improvement) using the K9AY loops vs.
my inv L transmit antenna than I do with CW, kind of interesting.

I really enjoy 160M CW -- 160M SSB, not so much!

73,
Rowland K4XD
 
W4SAA   Single Op HP   16,5622008-02-26 13:11:30
73 Joe W4SAA
 
KU1CW   Single Op HP   266,9442008-02-26 20:40:17
One of the last contest from this contest locations-I will be closing it in
April 2008. I'm not sure if I would like to rebuild it again somewhere else...

73 and thanks to everyone who worked me through this few fun years-I had a lot
of fun.

73 de Alex, KU1CW/EU1CW
 
WE3C   Multi-Op HP   505,8662008-02-26 20:55:17
This was our best ever score in this contest. Conditions seemed good both
nights, but proved to be better in the NE. Sunday night we had no EU.

Ten Pointers
First night 49
Second night 84 (six before 0000Z)
Third night 0
Total 133

The first night there were a lot of workable EU mults, but the runs were light
with EU callers. Second night we had many EU callers, but they were mostly
very weak and difficult to copy. Thanks to all the stations worked and our
apologies to those we didn't.

The Real-time Scoreboard was a blast! Congratulations to the K1LZ team and
thank you for the real exciting "horserace". It will be great when the
interface programs are fixed so everyone's data is available. We use N1MM
which seems to work perfectly.

And, thanks to our team...our efforts really show in these results, super job!

Thanks for a fantastic contest!

The WE3C Team
 
HG8DX   Multi-Op HP   599,6372008-02-27 01:16:51
RIG? IC 781 + LA ANT: 40 M HIGHT VERTICAL & 8X BEVERAGE (3 LAMDA)

Very poor conds to North America during first night - Saturday morning closed
with
9 state/prov only. Sunday morning brings the breakthru: a 30 minutes long
US/VE pileup helped us to catch 28 state/prov at the end.

Total QSO number about the same vs last year, DXCC mults improved a bit -
except Asia and Africa.

HG3DX - a similar callsign to our HG8DX, was active in the contest too. This
causes some strange comments in the band and cluster: "HG8DX has two signals
in the band, in the same time". Commentants missed the number in the
callsign only... (I am wondering on theirs UBN QSO rate.)

Antenna setup consists of 7 Beverages, 540m each, a fullsize quarterwave
vertical and a horizontal loop for Eu.

on behalf of the team

Des, HA8DZ
 
AA1K   Single Op HP   9,5702008-02-27 05:27:43
This weekend was reserved for mostly noncontesting things with the XYL. See you
all in ARRL DX SSB!

73/Jon AA1K
www.aa1k.us
 
VE3DC   Multi-Op HP   236,4162008-02-27 11:25:52
We tried a new dipole this year as well as the delta loop and the windom,
so we were well prepared with antennas. Found the band to be very noisey
with all the participitation that made things more fun. The radio cops had
fun harassing us because we ended up near the listening frequency of VP6DX
but we had been on the air for some time before the guys in Ducie Island
were even heard in NA. We talked to them on 15m the next day and they said
that we had no effect on them and they were glad to work us when things were
so quiet on 15m because they had heard us all weekend without us working them.
We mostly called CQ on whatever frequency we could, even though we moved
3 times to keep the radio cops in NA happy. Seems like we couldn't keep them
happy no matter what as we were accused of moving close to their frequency
again on the Saturday night, when we had called CQ on the same frequency from
before supper just to secure the frequency away from the DX-expedition. The
VP6DX boys said that they had trouble finding a spot on 160m too, and could
not
work split because of the contest. They figured this was normal for a
contest.
We had fun anyway and did better than last year. Some of the newer operators
were surprised at working DX on 160m. Another great learning experience for
some of the guys. 73 Rick VE3BK
 
S5ØK   Single Op HP   68,2552008-02-27 11:57:48
This was operated from the begining of the ctest.
Setup as in cqww160cw.

Marko, S50K
 
AD8P   Single Op LP   36,9902008-02-27 20:08:59
Fried the Orion and the Titan last weekend so ran with the mobile radio, FT-857D
all weekend. No receive antennas, no computer hook up, no DVK. I must be nuts.
However I did work VP6DX on 100 watts. It sure was fun saying hello to lots of
old friends.
 
OG2P(OH2PM)   Single Op HP   145,0002008-02-28 08:50:27
I was too tired after the Kosovo trip to get up at the first night.
Top band contest are always worth of spending some time.
 
CN3A   Multi-Op HP   753,3422008-02-28 14:02:15
Another great experience from our CN3A Contest Station.
After less then 2 years of our new Contest Station opening we made the first
CQWW 160 SSB as Multisingle.

We flout to Marocco Feb. 21 and we start the same day to built up from zero our
best solution antenna for 160mt.

We decide to utilize a 18 mt. fiber and we put it on 18 mt. tower to create
approx. 36 Mt. vertical with approx. 100 radials.

At the same time CN8WW Said started to implement 2 200Mt. beverages, one into
the NA direction one into Europe.

After less than 5 hours an lot of test with great Mini VNA check we were able
to be on the air to test all the new system ready
for the competition.

Friday morning we fixed some additional radials and we work a little for the
next March WPX SSB '08.

We started CQWW 160 and immediately we realize that our beverage system was
very powerful especially with the US/VE (all over we did 180 qso`s with USA).


We had the best rate the second night with 77 qso per hour, during US sunset.
Not to bad !!! for a tough and so difficult band.

Our main goal was to win the contest, first of all, and beat the 3V8BB 1999
record in the MS category.

We realize that we were in a good shape to win but too far away the second
night to over pass the record, may be we have to wait VP6DX score! They are
rocking!

Sunday night was very difficult due the fact that in Europe they had a lot of
noise, our signal was not strong enough to by pass qrm so it was impossible to
have at the end 100 qso more to beat the record.

The great qso's to remain are with the west cost US/Canada, 2 with California,
Arizona and a great one from New Mexico.

After the second night with VP6DX into the log an a real 59 +30 report we had
the incredible opportunity to have a 4 min. chat with them. Really incredible
VP6DX was loud and clear and the feeling was great.

The sensation we had after the contest was that our transmit antenna was pretty
good, probably 10 mt. more to get more efficiency are necessary next time,
we can improve next time also the directions and the length of our beverages
especially into Europe but....sometimes was impossible to have an answer from
East Cost and Cental US due the fact they are not able to listen.

Too many US/VE are running only "local" stations, the signals we received were
very good but there was no way to receive an answer.
We hope an improvement next year.

As usual we would like to thanks SV8CS and ARRAM for the support and all the
fellows we contacted.


See you next WPX SSB 08 as 5D5A

Stefano IK2QEI and Matteo IK2SGC
 
WA4BUE   Multi-Op HP   173,3162008-02-28 17:53:26
Thank you everyone for the contacts, great test of the rig and equipment at
Radio Ridge. WA4BUE
 
CT9L(DJ6QT)   Single Op HP   305,8042008-02-29 07:39:32
Had bad PLC-Noise !
 
IK8UND   Single Op LP   32,4302008-02-29 08:33:19
160 without amp....total pain!!
Heard many us/ve but nobody heard me...
cu in 2008
 
VE3FH   Single Op LP   18,7592008-03-01 13:57:28
I definitely need more radials...
 
VO1NO/VE3   Single Op HP   205,1002008-03-01 16:30:56
Missed a few states, but still had more multipliers than last year. Hopefully
everyone I worked will list my call as VO1NO/VE3, or else the log-checking
program won't recognize the QSO!

73
Al
 
S52OT   Single Op LP   67,9282008-03-02 04:11:54
FT1000MP @ 100W, Inv V @ 18m (60')

Part time effort due to my birthday party.
 
WØETT   Single Op LP   15,8702008-03-02 13:47:21
Never felt my 100w had much punch to work the weak ones back east or in the
Carribean. Band was pretty noisy compared to some past, recent 160m contests.

Nice to hear GMCC activity: KV0Q, W0MU, K0GAS, K0UK, KO7X, N0KE, and K6XT.

73 Ken, W0ETT
Rig: IC756pro3 to vertical and inverted L 65' high(used mostly for receiving).
 
W7MD   Single Op LP   2,4442008-03-02 22:19:30
Jumped in to see how I would do with 100 watts and a half wave Inverted Vee with
apex at 80'
Worked 26 entities including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and VE in 2 hours. Fun!!
Then I went to sleep. If I was serious, I would have set the alarm for the dawn
gray line. Next time...
 
SM6U(@SK6AW)   Single Op LP   57,6902008-03-03 09:09:37
The temporary fullsize vertical with elevated radials came down in the storm
five hours before the contest, after surviving for 14 days. It was re-mounted
as a 25m high Inv-L in the middle of the night, two hours before the contest. A
big dissappointment, but it still outperformed our old Inv-L. Quite pleased with
the score after all. Heard at least 15 NA stations from the east coast (WE3C,
K1LZ, some of the other big ones), but I didn't even get a "QRZ?" back. Time to
get hold of an amp that does 160m :-)
 
OLØA(OK1CZ)   Single Op QRP   13,2822008-03-03 14:35:25
What a difference to the CQ 160 CW, now participating in QRP category for a
change. Very hard going with 5W and 25m Vertical. No chance of DX and sometimes
impossible to reach some EU stations in the QRM. Only QRV for about 7 hours, I
fulfilled my target of 100 QSOs and went QRT.
 
N7GP(@W7MCO)   Multi-Op HP   107,7122008-03-06 18:58:07
Missed ME, WY and DC. Not too much DX here. Hope next year is better.
 
KP4KE   Single Op LP   367,8132008-03-07 20:19:04
CONTEST: CQ-160-SSB
CALLSIGN: KP4KE
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 160M LOW
CLAIMED-SCORE: 367813
OPERATORS: KP4KE
CLUB: BCC
NAME: TONY RAMOS
ADDRESS: PO BOX 3094
ADDRESS: AGUADILLA, PR 00605-3094
ADDRESS: (e-mail) kp4ke@excite.com
SOAPBOX:
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0002 KP4KE 59 NX9T 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0003 KP4KE 59 W2YE 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0007 KP4KE 59 CL8AKD 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0007 KP4KE 59 CO8ADK 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0008 KP4KE 59 CL8NDZ 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0010 KP4KE 59 K2XA 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0010 KP4KE 59 N4NX 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0011 KP4KE 59 W4NTI 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0012 KP4KE 59 KC8UHE 59 WV
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0013 KP4KE 59 NJ2F 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0013 KP4KE 59 KN4LF 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0013 KP4KE 59 N3IQ 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0015 KP4KE 59 K4KAL 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0015 KP4KE 59 W0JLC 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0016 KP4KE 59 AF1E 59 NH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0017 KP4KE 59 K4AP 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0017 KP4KE 59 W9BN 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0018 KP4KE 59 K1HAP 59 NH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0018 KP4KE 59 HI3C 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0019 KP4KE 59 N3RJ 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0019 KP4KE 59 WB1FTK 59 ME
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0019 KP4KE 59 W4COT 59 KY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0020 KP4KE 59 K1ZZI 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0020 KP4KE 59 N9CO 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0022 KP4KE 59 K3ZXL 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0022 KP4KE 59 W0CEM 59 KS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0023 KP4KE 59 N2VW 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0023 KP4KE 59 KU8E 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0024 KP4KE 59 N2FY 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0025 KP4KE 59 W2QO 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0025 KP4KE 59 K4ADR 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0026 KP4KE 59 VA3WU 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0027 KP4KE 59 HI3T 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0027 KP4KE 59 W4FDA 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0029 KP4KE 59 CL8MGY 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0030 KP4KE 59 W8TE 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0030 KP4KE 59 W3MF 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0030 KP4KE 59 N2QT 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0033 KP4KE 59 CL8RRM 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0033 KP4KE 59 HP1WW 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0034 KP4KE 59 WE9V 59 WI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0036 KP4KE 59 HK3W 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0037 KP4KE 59 K0HA 59 NE
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0038 KP4KE 59 KC4HW 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0038 KP4KE 59 N0FW 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0039 KP4KE 59 C6ANM 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0039 KP4KE 59 N2WK 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0039 KP4KE 59 N4NO 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0040 KP4KE 59 K4HA 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0040 KP4KE 59 WE3C 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0041 KP4KE 59 K4XD 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0042 KP4KE 59 W3KLG 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0042 KP4KE 59 N5TY 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0042 KP4KE 59 K3OO 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0043 KP4KE 59 AB9DU 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0043 KP4KE 59 K4QXX 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0046 KP4KE 59 K9QLL 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0047 KP4KE 59 WW4LL 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0048 KP4KE 59 K5DU 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0048 KP4KE 59 YV4GD 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0050 KP4KE 59 WE2N 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0051 KP4KE 59 W0HBH 59 MO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0052 KP4KE 59 W4SVO 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0053 KP4KE 59 W3EKT 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0053 KP4KE 59 KE4HJ 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0054 KP4KE 59 WA9WJJ 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0055 KP4KE 59 WW2DX 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0055 KP4KE 59 AB4IQ 59 KY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0056 KP4KE 59 KR4F 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0057 KP4KE 59 W1TO 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0058 KP4KE 59 W1GUS 59 CT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0058 KP4KE 59 NA2M 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0059 KP4KE 59 WT8C 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0059 KP4KE 59 AE4EC 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0100 KP4KE 59 AD4Z 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0100 KP4KE 59 AC8E 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0101 KP4KE 59 W8WVM 59 WV
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0103 KP4KE 59 N4BCC 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0103 KP4KE 59 NJ4F 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0104 KP4KE 59 KB4XK 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0105 KP4KE 59 EA8AN 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0110 KP4KE 59 VE2XAA 59 QC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0111 KP4KE 59 KB3AF 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0111 KP4KE 59 W8UV 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0113 KP4KE 59 W1BYH 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0113 KP4KE 59 K9MUG 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0113 KP4KE 59 N4ZC 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0114 KP4KE 59 N9ML 59 IN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0114 KP4KE 59 N4KG 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0115 KP4KE 59 K4SSU 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0115 KP4KE 59 WJ2D 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0117 KP4KE 59 VE2LCM 59 QC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0118 KP4KE 59 W4WTB 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0119 KP4KE 59 N1EU 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0119 KP4KE 59 D4C 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0120 KP4KE 59 K5RX 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0120 KP4KE 59 N4RJ 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0121 KP4KE 59 N0AT 59 MN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0121 KP4KE 59 N4VV 59 TN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0122 KP4KE 59 CO8YBD 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0124 KP4KE 59 W2MN 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0125 KP4KE 59 K2FL 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0126 KP4KE 59 K5LJ 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0128 KP4KE 59 KG4W/W4 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0128 KP4KE 59 W5CWQ 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0129 KP4KE 59 WA3FET/KP4 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0131 KP4KE 59 WD4PDZ 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0131 KP4KE 59 WX1V 59 ME
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0131 KP4KE 59 WA3PBL 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0132 KP4KE 59 W3SO 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0133 KP4KE 59 N1BCL 59 VT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0133 KP4KE 59 W1CSM 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0134 KP4KE 59 K8DJC 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0134 KP4KE 59 KV2S 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0135 KP4KE 59 VE3VO1NO 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0135 KP4KE 59 KE2DXQ 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0136 KP4KE 59 KQ8RP 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0137 KP4KE 59 KZ1A 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0138 KP4KE 59 VE2XX 59 QC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0138 KP4KE 59 N8ZGG 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0140 KP4KE 59 N2BJ 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0142 KP4KE 59 KA9CFD 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0142 KP4KE 59 K8CJY 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0143 KP4KE 59 K8BB 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0143 KP4KE 59 N2GW 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0143 KP4KE 59 N3BM 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0144 KP4KE 59 VA2AM 59 QC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0144 KP4KE 59 NA4K 59 TN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0145 KP4KE 59 NQ5D 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0145 KP4KE 59 W3UL 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0146 KP4KE 59 WE1P 59 VT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0146 KP4KE 59 K4JLD 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0147 KP4KE 59 NE0DX 59 NE
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0147 KP4KE 59 W9BR 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0148 KP4KE 59 N4VSV 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0149 KP4KE 59 KT1J 59 VT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0151 KP4KE 59 VE3VFF 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0152 KP4KE 59 XE1RCS 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0152 KP4KE 59 W8GNM 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0153 KP4KE 59 W6VX 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0154 KP4KE 59 N1RK 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0155 KP4KE 59 W1FC 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0156 KP4KE 59 N7RK 59 AZ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0157 KP4KE 59 V47KP 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0158 KP4KE 59 KP2BH 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0200 KP4KE 59 W2OIB 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0201 KP4KE 59 N3TR 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0202 KP4KE 59 K4DLI 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0203 KP4KE 59 W7MY 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0204 KP4KE 59 KA9DX 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0204 KP4KE 59 KB4BR 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0205 KP4KE 59 N4HU 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0209 KP4KE 59 K4NP 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0209 KP4KE 59 K6NA 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0212 KP4KE 59 K4AVX 59 KY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0213 KP4KE 59 YV3AZC 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0214 KP4KE 59 W4SAA 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0217 KP4KE 59 VA3YP 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0219 KP4KE 59 K7RL 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0220 KP4KE 59 W0ZTL 59 ND
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0227 KP4KE 59 W4DUP 59 TN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0227 KP4KE 59 K2TTT 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0228 KP4KE 59 W7EY 59 OR
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0228 KP4KE 59 K3WW 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0229 KP4KE 59 VE3CR 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0230 KP4KE 59 VE3RZ 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0230 KP4KE 59 N5AW 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0232 KP4KE 59 N2KPB 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0233 KP4KE 59 WB2KLD 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0234 KP4KE 59 K3ONW 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0234 KP4KE 59 N6AR 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0235 KP4KE 59 W4QN 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0236 KP4KE 59 W7JY 59 OR
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0237 KP4KE 59 K5GKC 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0238 KP4KE 59 N5AU 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0239 KP4KE 59 N4PN 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0241 KP4KE 59 W6YI 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0246 KP4KE 59 WB3BEL 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0247 KP4KE 59 W4FZ 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0249 KP4KE 59 WF1Z 59 RI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0250 KP4KE 59 K1LZ 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0251 KP4KE 59 NN4T 59 TN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0251 KP4KE 59 NM7X 59 MN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0253 KP4KE 59 YV2IF 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0255 KP4KE 59 AE4T 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0256 KP4KE 59 VE3CX 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0256 KP4KE 59 KF4EA 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0258 KP4KE 59 W5SL 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0259 KP4KE 59 KZ5J 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0300 KP4KE 59 NV5H 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0302 KP4KE 59 NG9R 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0302 KP4KE 59 W5UC 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0303 KP4KE 59 VE6SV 59 AB
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0307 KP4KE 59 WS4H 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0308 KP4KE 59 KB1EFS 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0309 KP4KE 59 W4TMR 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0310 KP4KE 59 YV5NWG 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0312 KP4KE 59 K9OM 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0312 KP4KE 59 K2AX 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0312 KP4KE 59 N3GJ 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0313 KP4KE 59 WA2WVL 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0314 KP4KE 59 KM4RK 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0315 KP4KE 59 WA3AFS 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0315 KP4KE 59 W9GE 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0316 KP4KE 59 N1SV 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0317 KP4KE 59 WA4VMC 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0319 KP4KE 59 KC7V 59 AZ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0320 KP4KE 59 K6BT 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0321 KP4KE 59 N9XY 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0322 KP4KE 59 AI4WB 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0323 KP4KE 59 N4XD 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0324 KP4KE 59 W4NZ 59 TN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0327 KP4KE 59 W6BH 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0328 KP4KE 59 N4DWK 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0329 KP4KE 59 K0TV 59 NH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0330 KP4KE 59 RW2F 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0333 KP4KE 59 GW3NAS 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0334 KP4KE 59 N1ZZ 59 CT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0335 KP4KE 59 K3DI 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0336 KP4KE 59 W9NGA 59 AZ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0337 KP4KE 59 VE2AWN 59 QC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0338 KP4KE 59 N3DG 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0338 KP4KE 59 K2DB 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0338 KP4KE 59 K4AB 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0339 KP4KE 59 K4BAI 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0340 KP4KE 59 CT3DL 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0341 KP4KE 59 K0KX 59 MN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0342 KP4KE 59 N6RK 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0344 KP4KE 59 N0UJQ 59 KS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0346 KP4KE 59 AI4GR 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0350 KP4KE 59 K0RH 59 KS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0350 KP4KE 59 K1LT 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0351 KP4KE 59 KB4CRT 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0354 KP4KE 59 CL8CAC 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0355 KP4KE 59 KC4MOP 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0355 KP4KE 59 W8NZR 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0356 KP4KE 59 K4EDI 59 TN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0359 KP4KE 59 N4HH 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0359 KP4KE 59 W4NF 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0359 KP4KE 59 AD5DX 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0400 KP4KE 59 AB5MM 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0400 KP4KE 59 K2HL 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0405 KP4KE 59 K2ONP 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0406 KP4KE 59 N7AP 59 AZ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0406 KP4KE 59 WQ7X 59 AZ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0407 KP4KE 59 ND8DX 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0408 KP4KE 59 N9LYE 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0410 KP4KE 59 NC4MI 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0410 KP4KE 59 AD5UQ 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0414 KP4KE 59 KB4OLM 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0416 KP4KE 59 KU4BP 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0417 KP4KE 59 N2JEN 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0419 KP4KE 59 KI4ACW 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0420 KP4KE 59 NN4AA 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0422 KP4KE 59 RL3A 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0423 KP4KE 59 K5QY 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0424 KP4KE 59 WM8I 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0424 KP4KE 59 K2FU 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0425 KP4KE 59 K1WW 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0426 KP4KE 59 N6AA 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0429 KP4KE 59 K4ODL 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0438 KP4KE 59 K3ZM 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0444 KP4KE 59 N4HN 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0444 KP4KE 59 KR4DA 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0445 KP4KE 59 K8HLJ 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0445 KP4KE 59 W60AR 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0446 KP4KE 59 WC4J 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0447 KP4KE 59 KC2JQFY 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0449 KP4KE 59 W3BTX 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0450 KP4KE 59 N3AM 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0452 KP4KE 59 W2II 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0452 KP4KE 59 N3JT 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0453 KP4KE 59 KA7LYQ 59 OR
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0453 KP4KE 59 W3BGN 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0453 KP4KE 59 VE3AP 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0455 KP4KE 59 W7QHE 59 AZ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0455 KP4KE 59 W3LL 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0456 KP4KE 59 W4MEL 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0456 KP4KE 59 N2DVQ 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0457 KP4KE 59 W8DA 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0458 KP4KE 59 KN4FC 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0459 KP4KE 59 WC4I 59 KY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0459 KP4KE 59 N3YW 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0500 KP4KE 59 K8GW 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0502 KP4KE 59 KA8AXY 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0502 KP4KE 59 W0EWD 59 IA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0503 KP4KE 59 KA9FOX 59 WI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0504 KP4KE 59 WB4FWQ 59 TN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0504 KP4KE 59 W4OJC 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0505 KP4KE 59 NZ1U 59 CT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0505 KP4KE 59 N2NDY 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0507 KP4KE 59 WA1PMA 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0508 KP4KE 59 WA5POK 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0513 KP4KE 59 KF3T 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0514 KP4KE 59 WB4MSG 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0519 KP4KE 59 KI4MZS 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0523 KP4KE 59 5K3T 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0526 KP4KE 59 W5ZG 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0528 KP4KE 59 W2YC 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0531 KP4KE 59 W4YHD 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0532 KP4KE 59 WB8JUI 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0534 KP4KE 59 N4BXB 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0534 KP4KE 59 K8MN 59 WV
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0539 KP4KE 59 AA0RS 59 CO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0542 KP4KE 59 K3IXD 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0546 KP4KE 59 RU1AB 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0547 KP4KE 59 ES5RW 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0548 KP4KE 59 KI2G 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0549 KP4KE 59 VE6JX 59 AB
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0550 KP4KE 59 K9SG 59 IN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0551 KP4KE 59 NS3T 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0552 KP4KE 59 DL1Z 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0555 KP4KE 59 LY7A 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0556 KP4KE 59 K4BCE 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0556 KP4KE 59 N8IE 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0557 KP4KE 59 KZ2I 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0604 KP4KE 59 OE6MBG 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0606 KP4KE 59 WA2MCR 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0607 KP4KE 59 K0BJ 59 KS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0608 KP4KE 59 VE3NB 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0609 KP4KE 59 WA3DJG 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0610 KP4KE 59 N8ZBA 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0610 KP4KE 59 WA4TT 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0611 KP4KE 59 AC0W 59 MN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0612 KP4KE 59 N5KA 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0615 KP4KE 59 WD5R 59 AR
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0619 KP4KE 59 AB9H 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0624 KP4KE 59 OZ1DD 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0628 KP4KE 59 N0CWR 59 KS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0641 KP4KE 59 DK1MM 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0641 KP4KE 59 W4ZR 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0642 KP4KE 59 K1TO 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0645 KP4KE 59 ON8DM 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0703 KP4KE 59 W1IBQ 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0704 KP4KE 59 WU6D 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0705 KP4KE 59 N1HRA 59 RI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0709 KP4KE 59 W6CCP 6 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0710 KP4KE 59 N7GP 59 AZ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0711 KP4KE 59 N0KE 59 CO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0712 KP4KE 59 NY4DX 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0712 KP4KE 59 W6NL 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0713 KP4KE 59 N8BQV 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0713 KP4KE 59 W2MF 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0714 KP4KE 59 VE3MIS 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0715 KP4KE 59 N6RO 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0715 KP4KE 59 N4WD 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0716 KP4KE 59 K0EA 59 MN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0716 KP4KE 59 N4JDB 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0717 KP4KE 59 N6PI 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0717 KP4KE 59 VE3OX 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0718 KP4KE 59 VE7CC 59 BC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0720 KP4KE 59 N5WBF 59 NM
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0722 KP4KE 59 KL7RA 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0723 KP4KE 59 G3VAO 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0727 KP4KE 59 W9JXN 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0727 KP4KE 59 K5CM 59 OK
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0729 KP4KE 59 W0GJ 59 MN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0732 KP4KE 59 W0MR 59 MN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0736 KP4KE 59 KG7H 59 ID
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0741 KP4KE 59 KY5R 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0744 KP4KE 59 W8REW 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0745 KP4KE 59 WC6H 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0745 KP4KE 59 W5PR 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0749 KP4KE 59 K4RDU 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0750 KP4KE 59 WO2Q 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0752 KP4KE 59 K4EQH 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0755 KP4KE 59 K5CBL 59 OK
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0756 KP4KE 59 NT0V 59 ND
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0758 KP4KE 59 K8JA 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0800 KP4KE 59 NS5S 59 OK
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0801 KP4KE 59 K0TO 59 ID
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0802 KP4KE 59 W4UNP 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0804 KP4KE 59 KB3MIS 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0805 KP4KE 59 W6FUV 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0807 KP4KE 59 WR8J 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0812 KP4KE 59 VE3MGY 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0812 KP4KE 59 W6NWS 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0818 KP4KE 59 KD4POJ 59 ND
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0818 KP4KE 59 W0BH 59 KS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0820 KP4KE 59 W3HKK 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0820 KP4KE 59 KU4JZ 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0822 KP4KE 59 K3VED 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0825 KP4KE 59 KG4IGC 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0827 KP4KE 59 KK3AN 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0828 KP4KE 59 N4BNO 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0828 KP4KE 59 WB4WXE 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0829 KP4KE 59 W6DR 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0831 KP4KE 59 XE2S 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0837 KP4KE 59 CU3F 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0840 KP4KE 59 N6KI 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0840 KP4KE 59 N2OBY 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0841 KP4KE 59 W6LW 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0842 KP4KE 59 WA5KVB 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0843 KP4KE 59 W7PEB 59 NV
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0845 KP4KE 59 VE9CEH 59 NB
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0858 KP4KE 59 VP6DX 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0859 KP4KE 59 W0NO 59 KS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0901 KP4KE 59 KA0WJW 59 NE
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0902 KP4KE 59 K9UW 59 WI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0904 KP4KE 59 VE3FRX 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0908 KP4KE 59 K1EP 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0929 KP4KE 59 W7MEM 59 ID
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0931 KP4KE 59 K9ZK 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0932 KP4KE 59 K0RI 59 CO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0935 KP4KE 59 W7CB 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0937 KP4KE 59 K7XC 59 NV
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0938 KP4KE 59 AB5EU 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0939 KP4KE 59 VE6SF 59 AB
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0943 KP4KE 59 N0FV 59 MO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0946 KP4KE 59 KY5G 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0950 KP4KE 59 LU1VM 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0951 KP4KE 59 W2LU 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0954 KP4KE 59 N3HBX 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0955 KP4KE 59 N1WR 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 0958 KP4KE 59 NA2NY 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1000 KP4KE 59 XE2TH 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1001 KP4KE 59 XE2TZP 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1002 KP4KE 59 WF4W 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1007 KP4KE 59 W1UE 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1008 KP4KE 59 K9FPM 59 WI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1010 KP4KE 59 N6HY 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1011 KP4KE 59 K7II 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1012 KP4KE 59 K7WP 59 AZ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1014 KP4KE 59 K7UIR 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1021 KP4KE 59 WL7SJ 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1022 KP4KE 59 N4DZL 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1023 KP4KE 59 KB7ZR 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1025 KP4KE 59 W2AG 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1028 KP4KE 59 W0NC 59 MO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1028 KP4KE 59 WA9DX 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1029 KP4KE 59 W2DPT 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1029 KP4KE 59 W5QP 59 AR
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1045 KP4KE 59 XE1J 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1047 KP4KE 59 W3JVN 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1053 KP4KE 59 W1TS 59 CT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1053 KP4KE 59 N3KAE 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1103 KP4KE 59 KI8JD 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1104 KP4KE 59 W3RJ 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1106 KP4KE 59 W4PV 59 TN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1109 KP4KE 59 N2CW 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1112 KP4KE 59 W3TS 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1129 KP4KE 59 N4OX 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 1131 KP4KE 59 KU1CW 59 MO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2234 KP4KE 59 CN3A 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2251 KP4KE 59 DJ1TW 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2255 KP4KE 59 N4NN 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2257 KP4KE 59 DK8ZB 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2258 KP4KE 59 US0LW 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2259 KP4KE 59 K3KO 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2301 KP4KE 59 N4DJ 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2302 KP4KE 59 UA2FW 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2319 KP4KE 59 DB1BAN 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2319 KP4KE 59 DL5MEV 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2321 KP4KE 59 EI7M 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2324 KP4KE 59 UT9MZ 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2325 KP4KE 59 G3XTT 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2326 KP4KE 59 SM6JMZ 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2327 KP4KE 59 W2CG 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2329 KP4KE 59 K4SX 59 MO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2329 KP4KE 59 SN3R 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2331 KP4KE 59 DJ2YA 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2333 KP4KE 59 G4PTJ 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2334 KP4KE 59 DL1QQ 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2335 KP4KE 59 DG1EA 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2350 KP4KE 59 CL3RPN 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-23 2354 KP4KE 59 KP2M 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0001 KP4KE 59 KI1EH 59 CT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0002 KP4KE 59 KE1IH 59 CT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0003 KP4KE 59 N8XA 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0008 KP4KE 59 DJ7EO 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0017 KP4KE 59 CL8HLC 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0026 KP4KE 59 W1CTN 59 CT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0029 KP4KE 59 K9NW 59 IN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0035 KP4KE 59 LN9Z 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0036 KP4KE 59 W8GP 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0039 KP4KE 59 HG8DX 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0044 KP4KE 59 G3LNP 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0048 KP4KE 59 UT5A 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0049 KP4KE 59 M6T 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0049 KP4KE 59 SN2K 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0050 KP4KE 59 EA5GI 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0051 KP4KE 59 OZ1ADL 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0053 KP4KE 59 VE1ZZ 59 NS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0055 KP4KE 59 DD3QD 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0057 KP4KE 59 IK4SPB 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0058 KP4KE 59 W5SGL 59 MS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0059 KP4KE 59 SP6CZ 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0103 KP4KE 59 OK1W 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0104 KP4KE 59 ZF2AH 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0105 KP4KE 59 KZ4USA 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0110 KP4KE 59 HG3DX 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0131 KP4KE 59 KV0Q 59 CO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0134 KP4KE 59 KF4HS 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0144 KP4KE 59 VO1MP 59 NF
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0144 KP4KE 59 K2TE 59 NH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0146 KP4KE 59 CL9YBD 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0154 KP4KE 59 CU2DX 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0155 KP4KE 59 KA1PMT 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0204 KP4KE 59 W7AWA 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0223 KP4KE 59 K4UUM 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0226 KP4KE 59 VE3HG 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0228 KP4KE 59 K5KT/W6 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0247 KP4KE 59 W9IU 59 IN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0253 KP4KE 59 W0SD 59 SD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0258 KP4KE 59 W5ZZ 59 LA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0322 KP4KE 59 NB7V 59 MT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0332 KP4KE 59 P40A 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0351 KP4KE 59 WA4LOX 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0414 KP4KE 59 VA5DX 59 SK
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0425 KP4KE 59 K1TTT 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0426 KP4KE 59 CT9L 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0427 KP4KE 59 AB8UL 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0427 KP4KE 59 K9RS 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0428 KP4KE 59 WA2OAX 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0429 KP4KE 59 W2VI 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0430 KP4KE 59 NO9E 59 GA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0432 KP4KE 59 K4EU 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0433 KP4KE 59 KX3A 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0434 KP4KE 59 W4FUN 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0436 KP4KE 59 KA9EKJ 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0437 KP4KE 59 W7RN 59 NV
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0438 KP4KE 59 K0RC 59 MN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0439 KP4KE 59 N2IC 59 NM
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0439 KP4KE 59 N8LJ 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0440 KP4KE 59 KD4TMB 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0440 KP4KE 59 KB8RIA 59 WV
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0441 KP4KE 59 WA2ETU 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0442 KP4KE 59 K8SU 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0443 KP4KE 59 K4BP 59 TN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0517 KP4KE 59 K8ISK 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0518 KP4KE 59 W5UN 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0518 KP4KE 59 K3TRM 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0521 KP4KE 59 AA4MM 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0525 KP4KE 59 W1STT 59 NH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0527 KP4KE 59 SM2EKM 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0528 KP4KE 59 YL2GD 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0534 KP4KE 59 OH4AB 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0535 KP4KE 59 K2UU 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0537 KP4KE 59 UR4WWT 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0544 KP4KE 59 LY2OU 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0550 KP4KE 59 AA1BU 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0551 KP4KE 59 OH1MA 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0553 KP4KE 59 LA6WEA 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0553 KP4KE 59 NU2M 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0556 KP4KE 59 PY5HOT 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0558 KP4KE 59 S52OT 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0601 KP4KE 59 AC5O 59 LA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0603 KP4KE 59 KF3B 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0606 KP4KE 59 S57DX 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0609 KP4KE 59 W4DKS 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0611 KP4KE 59 AG4VS 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0615 KP4KE 59 N2HM 59 NJ
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0617 KP4KE 59 N4UFP 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0621 KP4KE 59 K3TC 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0623 KP4KE 59 W3ZZ 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0627 KP4KE 59 KA6AKH 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0628 KP4KE 59 HK3CQ 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0636 KP4KE 59 K5ZD 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0637 KP4KE 59 K5MR 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0638 KP4KE 59 N7KA 59 MN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0650 KP4KE 59 N2FT 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0651 KP4KE 59 NX4D 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0652 KP4KE 59 WJ9B 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0654 KP4KE 59 K3CT 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0655 KP4KE 59 WZ8P 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0658 KP4KE 59 N2ZX 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0706 KP4KE 59 K1IK 59 VT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0707 KP4KE 59 N7JW 59 UT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0708 KP4KE 59 N1IW 59 NH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0709 KP4KE 59 K8CX 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0730 KP4KE 59 N6AN 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0734 KP4KE 59 W3DQ 59 DC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0735 KP4KE 59 WB9Z 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0739 KP4KE 59 WA4BUE 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0809 KP4KE 59 W0JPL 59 MO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0812 KP4KE 59 VE3DC 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0814 KP4KE 59 K2DGR 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0827 KP4KE 59 AG0J 59 MO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0831 KP4KE 59 NS7K 59 UT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0834 KP4KE 59 N9BC 59 WI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0836 KP4KE 59 K2RR 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0840 KP4KE 59 K4LO 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0843 KP4KE 59 WW1M 59 ME
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0844 KP4KE 59 N4VA 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0845 KP4KE 59 K2GER 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0848 KP4KE 59 KB2PSP 59 CO
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0849 KP4KE 59 NC4AA 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0850 KP4KE 59 KB9LIE 59 WI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0851 KP4KE 59 VA3YT 59 ON
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0856 KP4KE 59 N8LMT 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0857 KP4KE 59 K7OX 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0859 KP4KE 59 W7MM 59 PA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0902 KP4KE 59 W7GKF 59 WA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0904 KP4KE 59 KW6N 59 CA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0906 KP4KE 59 WW5AA 59 AR
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0909 KP4KE 59 W5GD 59 MS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0910 KP4KE 59 LR2F 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0912 KP4KE 59 K0FO 59 IL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0921 KP4KE 59 K3ZO 59 MD
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0925 KP4KE 59 N4MM 59 VA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0927 KP4KE 59 N8BQ 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0929 KP4KE 59 N8SS 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0930 KP4KE 59 K8OT 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0930 KP4KE 59 W2LP 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0933 KP4KE 59 N6TW 59 OR
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0934 KP4KE 59 N2DPF 59 TX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0938 KP4KE 59 NP2KW 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0939 KP4KE 59 W4RJ 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0940 KP4KE 59 K4CIA 59 NC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0944 KP4KE 59 K9DUR 59 IN
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0947 KP4KE 59 VE1ARG 59 NS
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0948 KP4KE 59 K7VIC 59 MT
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0950 KP4KE 59 KD8GBK 59 MI
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0953 KP4KE 59 VE7/CE4CT 59 BC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 0959 KP4KE 59 W4NE 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 1010 KP4KE 59 WA2TDC 59 NH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 1012 KP4KE 59 AI2N 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 1030 KP4KE 59 NP4A 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 1106 KP4KE 59 K7RAT 59 OR
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 1109 KP4KE 59 KI4PKW 59 SC
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 1115 KP4KE 59 W3RYW 59 AL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2011 KP4KE 59 WP4DYV 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2235 KP4KE 59 CT3DZ 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2236 KP4KE 59 CT3BD 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2240 KP4KE 59 K0SVX 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2253 KP4KE 59 PJ2DX 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2257 KP4KE 59 KI4IQ 59 FL
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2258 KP4KE 59 IH9/W1NA 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2307 KP4KE 59 CM8ADC 5 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2312 KP4KE 59 W4LJM 59 KY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2314 KP4KE 59 W1JGS 59 MA
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2318 KP4KE 59 W8LRO 59 OH
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2320 KP4KE 59 CL8CCN 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2326 KP4KE 59 9A50KDE 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2331 KP4KE 59 W2XL 59 NY
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2338 KP4KE 59 HB10DX 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2347 KP4KE 59 EA8ZS 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2354 KP4KE 59 ES5MG 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2356 KP4KE 59 MD0CCE 59 DX
QSO: 1800 PH 2008-02-24 2356 KP4KE 59 K4UNO 59 FL
END-OF-LOG:
 
VP6DX(N5IA)   Single Op HP   1,069,2502008-03-10 22:20:02
BEWARE. THIS IS LOOOOOONG !!!!!

Well, it took while to get this one here. I didn't get back home until last
Wednesday night and the Euro guys until Thursday night. Then the contest Q's
had to be extracted from the general VP6DX log.

I want to thank Tonno, ES5TV, and Dietmar, DL3DXX, for the time and effort in
extracting my contest Q's, for creating the Cabrillo log for entry, and the
statistics pages.

What a ride!!!!! I also want to thank the VP6DX team for allowing me to
indulge myself a bit and operate the contest single op. It was the opportunity
of a lifetime.

First of all, the timing of the contest in the southern hemisphere is
equivalent to the last weekend in August here in the northern hemisphere. That
is why all the Topband ops in the southern hemisphere are called static
fighters. And I can vouch that is the case south of the Equator; just like our
summer times in the northern hemisphere. Of course the equatorial zone has the
T-storm activity year around.

Together with the static is the fact that the dark hours contesting time at the
latitude of Ducie is about 22 hours for the two nights. Daytime sleeping on a
cot under a small tree in mid-90 degree F heat and mid-90 percent humidity is
also not conducive to the best contesting environment. The tents were way over
100 degrees inside, so no chance for rest there. Oh, also, the constant rumble
of the three gensets at the main East camp was always present.

Now that I have painted the slightly negative side of things, let's concentrate
on the positive which provided the stage for an astounding contest experience
for me.

Thanks to Dietmar, Robin, Les, Carsten, Tonno, and Andre (you can get their
calls on the VP6DX website) for the FB installation of the 80 foot tall Titanex
with 40, 1/4 WL radials. I was busy getting the gensets (5 total) and the
electrical distribution system installed at both camps and did not participate
in the TX antenna install.

BUT, Robin, WA6CDR and I spent the better part of 4 days getting the four,
2-wire Beverage antennas installed half way between the two operating camps
(separated by ~ 1 kM). It really wasn't jungle but the little trees (only
plant/vegetation on Ducie) were very thick with deadwood underneath. We had to
break a path the full length across the island in the azimuth of each Beverage.
There was not a breath of air among the trees and it was like working in a sauna
bath under a heat lamp.

Robin and I installed (WL for 160 Meters; 75/80 Meters is double) two, ~one WL
antennas; one each for 15/205, & 125/305 degrees. We installed a ~two WL
antenna for 85/265 degrees and two, ~one WL antennas, phased with 1/2 WL
spacing, for the most important 45/225 degree azimuths.

Fortunately our job was made somewhat easier than we had planned because we
were able to use the forks of the limbs of the small trees to support the
Saxton 300 Ohm ladder line we used for elements. Not a single support was
installed. That was a BIG plus.

All terminations were DX Engineering. We used 4 foot copperweld ground rods.
There was very little soil and in most cases just broken coral fragments (more
of an insulator than ground) into which we pounded the rods.

Single rods were used on the far ends of the antennas but at the feed points
two rods were used on two feed points and four rods on three feed points. The
reason for the four rods was that we hit bedrock (solid coral) at about 30
inches and the rods would not go in any farther.

To make sure we had some semblance of a ground, we watered the rods each day
with an average of 2 gallons per rod of sea water. You do what you have to do
to make it work. This was done late in the day near sunset so that the wetness
would last through the night time operations. The sea water disappeared quickly
as there was no holding it with the coral pieces.

The signals from each of the eight Beverages were split three ways; 75 Meter
phone, 80 Meter CW and 160 Meters. Special pass/notch filters for the 75 and
80 meter splits allowed attenuation of signals from the opposite in-band
station before being fed to the preamps for each system.

The DX Engineering preamps had the operating DC voltage to them interrupted
during transmit of its own transmitter to prevent overload and possible
destruction of the preamps. Antenna selection was done by 8-way Ameritron
switches. Each system required approximately 550 Meters of Ethernet control
cable and an equal amount of flooded RG-6 cable from the Beverage signal
collection/switching point back to the operating locations.

At the operating positions there were special boxes for the injection of the
voltage for the preamps (and the interruption of that voltage during transmit
keying) and the separation of the RF signals.

How well did the Beverage antennas work? You whom we answered can give one
side of the answer. Dietmar, DL3DXX, who made the majority of the 160 CW Q's,
said more than one morning; "No Beverages, no contacts"!!

A number of the European operators expressed that they didn't know Beverages
worked SO WELL!!!!! They were the key to all the long path and antipodal
contacts VP6DX made on 160/80/75 Meters as well as perhaps 30-40% of the total
Q count on those bands.

The balance of the station for the CQ 160 contest: The new Elecraft K-3
transceiver and an Acom 2000 Amplifier. The logging program used was WinTest
and the laptop was a Durabook (I think that is correct; all new, identical ones
for the DXped). The generators were new Hondas; the 6.5 kW inverter type
models.

At Ducie the contest is already 2.5 hours old when there is a slight chance of
getting someone's attention from the South Pacific. Both nights I was hearing
loud signals from the states AND EU nearly two hours before sunset. The band
was full of signals. Both nights HG8DX was nearly 5x9 30 minutes before
sunset, but I never could get his attention.

So, this is how I started. I knew I had to call a big gun with good ears to
get the 1st log entry. I selected Jerry, WB9Z. He responded on my 2nd try.
Thanks, Jerry!!! I then called and worked 4 more stations before calling and
working Dave, AA0RS, in Colorado. I told Dave I was having a difficult time
finding a clear spot to call CQ and get going with the horde of stations I knew
were waiting for a chance at VP6DX on 160 SSB.

Dave said, "Stay here. Take this one". THANKS DAVE!!!! Because in a nutshell
the rest is history.

I was able to stay on 1.852 for 9.5 hours. After 14 Q's the crowd has gathered
and I had to go split. I apologize to the balance of the contestants, but it
was the ONLY way that I had to satisfy as many stations as possible during the
two nights of operation.

I thank the 99% of the operators who adhered to my instructions and allowed me
to make contacts when all I could get is one or two letters from the initial
calls.

I never did break the 100 Q per hour rate, but did get to 90 in the 0400 hour
the first night and 66 in the 0500 hour the 2nd night. I think that is
astounding where the nearest station I contacted off island was about 3,000
miles away. The low was 12 Q in the 0900 hour the 2nd night.

Here are the rates for the complete contest.


VP6DX
160 Meter SSB
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

! Hr ! 160 ! Total !
! ! ! !
----------------------------
! 00 ! ! !
! 01 ! ! !
! 02 ! 6 ! 6 !
! 03 ! 81 ! 81 !
! 04 ! 90 ! 90 !
! 05 ! 84 ! 84 !
! 06 ! 57 ! 57 !
! 07 ! 53 ! 53 !
! 08 ! 71 ! 71 !
! 09 ! 61 ! 61 !
! 10 ! 59 ! 59 !
! 11 ! 44 ! 44 !
! 12 ! 71 ! 71 !
! 13 ! 60 ! 60 !
! 14 ! 1 ! 1 !
! 15 ! ! !

! 02 ! ! !
! 03 ! 59 ! 59 !
! 04 ! 65 ! 65 !
! 05 ! 66 ! 66 !
! 06 ! 32 ! 32 !
! 07 ! 48 ! 48 !
! 08 ! 40 ! 40 !
! 09 ! 12 ! 12 !
! 10 ! 37 ! 37 !
! 11 ! 52 ! 52 !
! 12 ! 34 ! 34 !
! 13 ! 37 ! 37 !
! 14 ! ! !
----------------------------
! ! 1220 ! 1220 !


I wound up with 57 dupes, a 4.6% rate. Again, thanks to all the ops for being
there and for not calling in twice. One W9 did call 7 times!!!!!!! A few
stations who I did have a "good" callsign exchange with did not/would not give
me a state exchange so they were removed from the log. Sorry guys. I was in
the contest and needed the exchange for a good Q.

I missed only WY, RI and DC for a WAS. VE participation was excellent also,
with only 4 Provinces missed. DX was about as good as it gets in a contest
environment from a postage stamp in the middle of nowhere. Here is my DX list
with the Q count for each one.
--------------------------------------------------------------
VP6DX - Continents
160 Meters - SSB
QSOs (with dupes)

! Band ! EU ! NA ! SA ! AF ! AS ! OC !
--------------------------------------------------------------
! 160 ! 4.0% ! 86.2% ! 3.3% ! 1.4% ! 0.8% ! 4.3% !
--------------------------------------------------------------


Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160
==================

9A | EU | 1
C6 | NA | 2
CN | AF | 1
CT | EU | 7
CT3 | AF | 8
CX | SA | 1
DL | EU | 6
EA | EU | 2
EA8 | AF | 8
EI | EU | 2
FK | OC | 1
FM | NA | 1
G | EU | 7
GI | EU | 2
GM | EU | 4
GW | EU | 1
HI | NA | 1
HK | SA | 2
HP | NA | 1
HR | NA | 1
I | EU | 1
KH2 | OC | 2
KH6 | OC | 4
KL | NA | 9
KP2 | NA | 2
KP4 | NA | 3
LU | SA | 21
ON | EU | 4
OZ | EU | 3
PA | EU | 3
PY | SA | 14
S5 | EU | 4
SP | EU | 2
TI | NA | 2
UA9 | AS | 10
VK | OC | 15
VP6D | OC | 1
XE | NA | 21
ZL | OC | 29
ZP | SA | 2
==================
| | 211

That folks is ONE - 2 point contact (DXped leader had a VP6 callsign)
51 - 5 point contacts
1,111 - 10 point contacts

What more can I say. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. It turned out to
be the experience of a lifetime in my meager contesting career. EVERYTHING
cooperated to the highest extent possible. Some QRN the 1st night but that was
all. Just multitudes and multitudes of signals spread across 10 kHz. I
apologize for not being able to put everyone in the log.

The 2nd night had quite a bit of QRN and band QSB periods when all but the
strongest signals would fade down 20-30 dB for 5-15 minutes. Also, all the big
gun CQers who worked me the 1st night now had no reason to NOT jump on my QRG.
But it all worked out and at dawn the 2nd night I was totally exhausted.

I did fight the flying birdies eminating from the Astron switching supplies
which we were never able to totally mitigate. That cost me some Q's for a
minute or two at times.

It was GREAT to work all the southern hemispere stations; the quantities of PY,
LU, VK and ZL stations. Thanks fellows/blokes/compadres for fighting the QRN to
give me a contact.

Watch the Topband reflector. In a few days I will announce a webpage where you
will be able to go and see some of the photos of the low band antennas. Also
there will be a composite of the Google Earth image of the island with the
operating site locations and low band TX and Beverage antenna positions shown
on it. Stay tuned!!!!

73 de Milt, N5IA

ex op of VP6DX
 
YT6T(@YU7JDE)   Multi-Op HP   266,6962008-03-27 15:20:33
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