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PY2DY   SOSB/20 HP   387,5852014-10-25 19:15:14
This year for first time I agree the 24 hours overlay category.
Good idea!
Score not bad for an urban station with a single 2 elements active on 20
meters.
N1MM PLUS as usually is aproved! Very nice program to run contest's!
Many thanks for all stations.
See you in next seasson.

73's
Tony
PY2DY PV2P SY8APQ
 
RM2D(SM6LRR)   SOAB Classic HP   280,7042014-10-25 23:38:20
Great High Band conditions during the 12 hours I took psrt of the contest. Even
with small gun antennas (basically monoband verticals and a low 20 meter
dipole) the contest was indeed exciting.

10 meters was in good shape in most directions due to high SFI. Activity was
good and quite a few nice DX in the log. 80 meters was below average and few DX
logged.

Even with HP (800 Watts) I realize that on SSB my station is by far as
competitve as on CW... Need to get that planned tower and a yagi, spiderbeam or
quad up for 10-20 meters. Without that, the same old story will repeat itself:
Just stand patiently in line until the big kW and big array guys have come
through. The DX cluster does not make it easier, but the advanatage is to look
up stations before they are put on the cluster... Wish people used the cluster
for unexpected openings rather than cheerleading the rare DX and big guns that
anyway will create the pileups...

Rig: Good old FT-1000 (D)
Amp: Acom 1010, 800 watts

Ants
80: 1/4-wave vertical (on ground) with 3000 meters of radials
40: 1/4-wave vertical (on ground) with 2 elevated radials
20: Dipole (inverted in both horizonatal and vertical direction) @ 6 meters
15: 1/4-wave vertical (on ground) with same ground plane as 80 meter vert
10: 1/4-wave vertical (@ 10 meters height) with 2 elevated radials

WX: Winter about to arrive in Moscow with minus 16 degrees C, no snow on
ground yet, that made it possible for me to add 1000 m of radials in dusk
before the contest

See you in CQWW from TM6W hopefully.

73 de Mats RM2D (SM6LRR)

"Ham Radio and Contesting Happily Free from Politics and Games"
 
N7GP(N5IA)   SOSB/160 HP   1,7552014-10-26 05:54:56
No Long range prop. No EU and no deep Pac. CN only stations in AF. Lots of
Zone 4 & 5 for the Zone contact. Two less Zones than last year. Same
amount of countries as last year. Thanks for the Qs.
 
VK6WX   SOSB(A)/20 LP   2,2052014-10-26 07:09:24
Had a great time although not too many contacts.
Yaesu FT-920, 100W, 20m delta loop with base @ 3m facing NW/SE.
No South America this year but heard a few. Bring on the CW contest!
Will have visitors but will get some time to play.
 
OM2MM   SOSB(A)/10 LP   75,0722014-10-26 08:29:28
A few trips to the shack while doing other things around the house. I did pick
up for new DXCC. Yaesu Ft-1000MP, microKeyer II, Butternut HF-9V.
Thanks to all.
 
R9RA   SOSB/40 LP   40,8242014-10-26 08:58:22
Very big local QRM from LED lamps (made in China)!!!!!
 
ES5TF   SOSB/10 LP   7,5202014-10-26 09:28:33
It was a nice contest as usually. This time I was able to operate from very
limited conditions - 12m dipole antenna + ATU set up on balcony, in the shack a
Yaesu FT-897D putting out up to 100 W. Also, my large apartment building blocks
azimuths from 180 over 270 to 360.
Despite of that, 34 countries, including several South-East Asia countries and
US as well seems to be very nice catch :-) Propagation on 10m was pretty good
here as well.
Hear you next year!
de ES5TF
 
EY8MM   SOAB(A) HP   3,891,1622014-10-26 10:47:39
This year I was not able to get ready for serious effort. My low band station
still have some issues. Main one is only 6 hours of electricity supply a day. I
decided to have fun from city apartment with just one tribander and no low
bands.

Just 20 hours of operation.

Setup:
IC7800, Acom 2000, Force12 C31XR.


73, Nodir EY8MM

http://www.ey8mm.com
 
W1HIS   SOAB Classic HP   203,3442014-10-26 11:12:51
One antenna for both bands: wire, 30 ft (9m) above ground.
No DVK. S&Ping for 8 hours was all my voice could do. I ran for just 11
minutes, and made 18 Q's, but had to quit 'cuz my voice failed.

I worked this contest for only eight hours, while the Sun was up on Saturday,
because my antenna tuner had been damaged by lightning; and, without it, I
could not operate on 160 through 20 meters. I'll spend Sunday working on the
tuner, trying to get it ready for the W1AW/1 operation beginning Tuesday.

On the high bands I'm disadvantaged by 10 dB or more relative to ops/stations
having directional antenna on towers; but my low and non-directional antenna
didn't do too badly today.

VOACAP did a wonderful job of predicting propagation. Time after time, I heard
signals from distant mults appear within 20-30 minutes of when VOACAP said they
would, and disappear when VOACAP said they would. I did not waste time trying
to work stations when they first appeared and were weak, because VOACAP said
they would get stronger; and, sure enough, they did. Then I worked them
easily.
 
F/E72T   SOSB(A)/15 QRP   10,9082014-10-26 11:39:36
couple hours participation in strong ssb qrm :) ...thanks all for copying my
callsign
 
RL3A(RV1AW)   SOSB/10 HP   944,7902014-10-26 11:54:40
Setup:
3x8 el to JA, upper yagi rotatable
3x8 el to USA,upper yagi rotatable
8 el quad

Missed zones 1 and 35. Seems a little bit break old record of EuRus for WW SSB
10 unassisted.
(UA6LV, 2001, 813 Kpoints, 2068q/40z/163c). Strange conditions despite to SFI
around 220. First day band closed for US run about 16z, second even worse -
about 14.30z). On previous sunspot maximum propagation was really better.
 
SN5V(SQ5EBM)   SOAB Classic HP   879,9572014-10-26 11:54:51
And again as for past 2 years though i planned to have this weekend
only for the contest hihi live verified my plans therefore i had to
switch from general SOAB i classic overlay. It was fun as always. AFAIR it was
the 1st time i was active on 160m... with my twisted and folded dipole nad
s9+20 noise ;).
 
AA8R   SOSB(A)/10 HP   56,1462014-10-26 11:59:48
Part time effort due to knee replacement operation three weeks ago but still
enjoyed giving out a few contacts. Found 10m to be in very good conditions.

Happy to report no problems at all with N1MM+.

Equip: K3, PW1, Six Pack, Mosley PRO67B and A4S.

Randy, AA8R
 
WB6CZG   SOAB(A) HP   54,8802014-10-26 12:13:19
10 & 15 seem to have been the best bands.However trying to work Europe I
encountered the East Coast wall.Rig was TS2000, amp was AL80B, Ant was 80
metter dipole (at 70 ft) with a AT2K tuner fed with 450 ohm ladder line.
 
OT6M(ON9CC)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   178,7042014-10-26 12:16:31
Today I spent some hours on 10m. Working into the pacific was not possible,
hence the zones 31 and 32 are missing. I also didn't hear any JA/HL so missing
zone 25 too. I couldn't get through the pileup for KL7 (or maybe I wasn't
motivated enough ;) so zone 1 is also missing. Didn't see zone 34, 35 and 37
being spotted (when I was at the radio at lease) so I guess was no activity
there. But it was fun and I had a couple of nice runs of rates at 500 and even
hit 600 once :)

As usual i have recorded all QSO so if you want a recording of our QSO, just
drop me a note. C U next contest!

73
Frank
ON9CC / OT6M
 
VE9AA   SOAB Classic HP   252,7362014-10-26 13:11:37
A minor crisis here mid morning Saturday put me off the air destroying any
chance I had to put in a real full bore iron pants effort. I had planned for
weeks to do a 24hr classic spread over the weekend, concentrating on the high
bands, but just as I was showing a "last 10" of 480, I had to pull
the plug .

Such is life.

In what little time I was on, it was a major splatter fest. I literally coujld
not get within 3 or 4 kHz of many of the EU crowd. Even some guys that were
only S7 or 8 here were just as wide. Amazing.(in a bad way)....where's my CW
filter? (HI)

I spent only a little time on 40m and although the EU's were 5/9+10 or 20dB
here, I had to call many times for them to peice my call together. I can only
imagine than within EU the "wall of splatter" was 40 or 50/9. I
found a spot way down low, probably encroaching on CW territory and the few I
worked said I was real loud....however never could get a run going.

In the early morning (Sat.) the situation wasn't much better on 15m. The EU's
were mostly over S9 but I could call CQ for 3-4 minutes between callers. I
S&P'd up the band at rates of 100-150 and got many nice comments on audio
and signal reports, so I can only imagine that 15m too, was packed there with
QRM.

I moved to 10m where I knew the prop was just beginning to open to EU and had
reasonable elbow room and ran like the dickens, having bursts of 350-480 and
the best hour just before I QRT'd of 260. Not bad for 500w and an A3S @
24'...10m F2 sure is a great equalizer when you don't have much for a station.

I am sure there'll be some extreme comments on this one. Can't wait to read
the 3830 reports.

Hopefully the dam won't break and the creek won't rise for the CW portion of
CQWW.........

73 and thanks much for those that called. It IS appreciated. Nice to say
hello to many friends like DH8BQA, ED7P, A92GE, K3LR, NQ4I, KL7RA, ZF2DX and
the multitude of DL's I work every year in WAG, etc.

Mike VE9AA IC7410 (no compression seemed best to coexist on the band) Yamaha
headset, N1MM+, small amp, A3S @ 24' & HF9V for 40m
 
IK2AUK   SOAB LP   18,7042014-10-26 13:17:06
QSO I EU Points DX CQ
160m 0 0 0 0 0 0
80m 11 0 11 11 10 2
40m 38 5 33 38 23 4
20m 37 5 29 47 22 6
15m 31 0 22 49 22 9
10m 8 0 1 22 7 7
Total 125 10 96 167 84 28

Score: 167*112 = 18704 points

Kenwood TS940S
ANT: vertical Eco 7+ ; Trap dipole 4080
 
OH4JT(OH4KZM)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   53,9702014-10-26 13:17:50
Having fun weekend. Nice conditions. Thanks for qsos.
FT-920
Mosley TA-33 up 9M
N1MM

73 de Jouni OH4KZM
 
DH4PSG   SOAB LP   144,5222014-10-26 13:28:11
good condx by open bands. A lot of fun by working multiliers in s&p-mode.
good dx-operators.
73
Peter

TS-850S, 100 watts, 2x23m doublet@12m
 
W1ZD   SOSB/15 LP   55,1002014-10-26 13:32:28
Casual operating periods around a busy weekend's activities.Thanks for the Q's !
 
IZ1MHY   SOSB/10 LP   17,0662014-10-26 13:45:41
Wonderful propagation on 10 meters. I work only this band with vertical homemade
and yaesu FT847 (100W). See you next year...
Andrea IZ1MHY
 
K7EG   SOAB(A) HP   200,5742014-10-26 14:12:34
Spectacular Conditions on 15M & 10M as artifact from solar storm. It may be
a long time before we see hot conditions like this on 15 & 10. SSB is least
favorite contest mode - Jim K7EG
 
SO9T(SQ9ORQ)   SOAB LP   1,736,2832014-10-26 14:15:37
THX for very good contest!

FT-1000MP
160m - delta 160m
80m - GP 1/4
40m - dipol, GP 1/4
20m - 4el QQ/2el QQ
15m - 5el QQ/2el QQ
10m - 5el QQ/2el QQ
RX - beverage:
45 - 220m
180 - 120m
320 - 80m
N1MM

See you in CQWW SSB 2015
 
OK1CLD   SOSB(A)/10 LP   77,1682014-10-26 14:23:51
Started late and on 20 and 15 meters, but later decided to stay on 10 meters and
try to compete in single band category.
I enjoyed contest a lot, managed to contact 5 new DXCCs (5R, A9, J7, YS, Z6)
See you in CW part... 73! Ondra OK1CLD
 
KV4QS   SOAB(A) LP   82,1492014-10-26 14:24:07
N1MM / K3 / Delta Loops / Beverage All S&P. 10m was open all of the time,
but propagation was never spectacular. DX stations were very weak on 80m Fri
night/Sat morning. 15m and 20m were generally packed with stations, but none
of them were ever very loud. Fairly slow going all weekend with LP; first time
I've ever wished I had an amp. A migraine Sat night kept me off the air. Many
thanks for the Qs! 73 KV4QS
 
OK1JOC   SOAB Classic LP   365,3632014-10-26 14:28:25
FT950,dipoles
 
DL4YAO   SOSB(A)/15 HP   264,1762014-10-26 14:30:44
IC7800, L4B, 4el Mono

Nice opening to the US West both afternoons

Got both VK9's. JA's loud as well.

KH7XX, KH7CW, KL7RA all S9+ during the evening.

Not too much south America this year, just a small number of QSO's.

Missed Zones 10, 34, 35, 26
 
IZ5MOQ   SOSB(A)/80 QRP   2,3102014-10-26 14:34:53
Busy weekend for me and opted for this nice category. Part-time operation,
expecially by day (!) and to test new 80M ant. Some runners have superb ears,
fantastic! Some others, unfortunately, seems "all mouth and no
tympanum!" :-).
 
KH6DV   SOSB/10 HP   25,8002014-10-26 14:48:10
Limited time between antenna work and visitors. PT goal was
100 contacts or 3 hours whichever came first, the 100 Q's
came first. Lots of activity on 10 meters which is a band
I've been neglecting but wanted to visit before this cycle
drops lower and 10 meters goes to sleep.

I hope CQWW DX CW conditions are nearly as good.

Mahalo for the contacts.

Ron KH6DV
Kaneohe Bay, Oahu
 
DL4LAM   SOAB(A) HP   1,480,8652014-10-26 14:48:32
Great contest - good Propagation and a lot of fun - hope to see many in CQWW CW
this year
QTH: Kiel, DL6LSM's Station
 
W2NO   SOAB(A) HP   1,506,4282014-10-26 14:49:32
Spectacular band conditions !!!
 
KE6PPE   SOAB LP   402014-10-26 14:53:18
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: SCV
CALLSIGN: KE6PPE
CLUB: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONTEST CLUB
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 40
OPERATORS: KE6PPE
NAME: LARRY R. MURPHY
ADDRESS: 19606 BRENTWOOD CT.
ADDRESS-CITY: PRUNEDALE
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: CA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 93907
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 0.19.4115.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
S51TA   SOSB/15 HP   980,9162014-10-26 15:03:44
Great CNDX. Congrats to all the top scorers.

Wish I had less tech. related issues on Saturday ....


Cheers, Ted, s51ta
 
W6SX   SOAB(A) HP   13,8042014-10-26 15:05:25
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, N1MM.
 
LI5O(LJ3RE)   SOAB(A) HP   851,8512014-10-26 15:07:05
Thanks for all QSO.

had nice propagation was ok, but had some struggeling to get logging software
work with SSB.
It is ok with SO2R on CW, but cant get MK2R+ to work 100 % on SSB with new
N1MM+. Either would Win-test or DXlog.... so good old Writelog still the best.

Partly active as equipment not proper assembled after summer thunder strikes
:(

LA1KUA Kim came over to help me with raise the main tower #1 to its upper
position so I can now use the rotor for 40m yagi and 20m yagi.

Still no 10m yagi, 15m was little struggling too, when need to finished new
feeding point on 15m yagi on tower #2

Tower #1 have a KLM KT34XA fixed to US for use on 15m.

Equimpent
Writelog Software SO2R with MicroHam MK2R+
FT2000 + FT1000 Acom1000 + AL80B

Tower #1
5 el 20m
2 el 40m
KLM KT34XA on 15m fixed to USA.

40m
4 Square + 2el tower #1
80m
GP + 4 el array to West

160
29m GP


I observed few station working and TRANSMITTING above 7200 KHz from IARU Region
1.
ITU region 1 dont have any band there guys!!! only Region 2 can work above 7200
Khz and some European DONT care to follow this rules...

Violation and cheating with using NON excisting frequencies to get MULTS ???

I recorded a video from this guys in africa and Europe working KL7RA on 7222
KhZ @ 04:40 UTC Saturday 25th.


QSL via LOTW

73s LJ3RE/LB3RE Rag
 
N5QQ   SOAB(A) HP   196,6502014-10-26 15:13:38
Yes, yes, it was a fone contest. But 10m was just too much fun. So I had to play
a little while. Think I even picked up a couple of new ones.

73
Ron
N5QQ
 
W1RM   SOAB(A) HP   288,1562014-10-26 15:16:45
It was fun to work DXCC on 10 in less than 5 hours.
 
KB3Z   SOAB HP   403,8322014-10-26 15:17:08
Had Fun!!!
 
YTØZ(YU1ZZ)   SOAB(A) HP   1,124,6482014-10-26 15:27:00
Just for fun !

73 de Milan
YU1ZZ - YT0Z
 
K1GU   SOAB QRP   10,6802014-10-26 15:29:07
I'm not likely to try a phone contest this way again,(QRP with KX3,) unless I'm
traveling. It's a tough slog even with big antennas.
 
WJ2D   SOSB(A)/10 HP   384,8432014-10-26 15:30:43
WOW! 10 meters was wide open thanks to the SFI...
I only did the S&P method as there was nowhere to park on the band...
I missed a couple of zones while I was out riding my Harley but you have to
sacrifice something! Great contest and I'll bet more than a few records were
broken on this one... 73
 
K5MXG   SOAB Rookie HP   206,2982014-10-26 15:47:47
Worked hard for first time from my own station. Feel pretty good about the
effort with my wires in a tree and a little smash. 10m was great fun. Thanks to
my Elmer... you know who you are!
 
K1ZO   SOSB(A)/10 LP   384,1602014-10-26 15:48:06
FTDX-5000 @ 100 watts
Pro-67B @ 68 feet
TA-53 @ 43 feet

Thanks for all the Qs!

73
Doug - K1ZO
 
KN4KL   SOSB(A)/10 HP   87,8082014-10-26 16:00:25
Great Time, but tough making contacts. HI HI
Operated 9 hours but forgot to turn timer off.
IC-7800 @ 150 Watts and 7el LPDA @ 55'.
 
VA3PC   SOSB/10 HP   57,3342014-10-26 16:01:12
10M condx just too good to waste time with chores, perhaps this week, I'll get
them done in the rain. :)
 
ND3N   SOAB(A) LP   31,9412014-10-26 16:10:36
Rough weekend - been sick all week and still not recovered - add to it a
distaste for SSB contesting and you get a garbage score - but any score is
better than none...
 
VE3XD   SOSB(A)/15 LP   58,1132014-10-26 16:11:24
I was planning to do another qrp operation but after a few Qs switched to low
power. It wasn't that the conditions were poor but rather there was so much QRM
that it was difficult to be heard with 5 watts.

Other than missing most of Saturday due to a funeral out of town I put in a
fairly busy 13 hours. 15m had wall to wall signals all day Sunday which kept me
busy doing S&P.

Best and most surprising contact was TO0X Mayotte on the first call.

50 watts from the Yaesu Mark V into an attic mounted end-fed dipole on 15.

Thanks for all the Qs and many were challenging but the great CQWW ops hung in
to finish the contact.
 
AK8E   SOSB(A)/10 LP   128,2552014-10-26 16:27:19
Awesome contest. A real challenge using the R6000 with 100 watts. Looking
forward to March and the WPX SSB.
 
DK8EY   SOAB Classic HP   645,3202014-10-26 16:32:21
Rig :
ICOM IC-7400 (IC-746pro)
Ameritron AL-80B
Toshiba Portege R700, N1MM Logger+
Antennas :
Fritzel FB-53 5-ele-beam
2x 26m dipole

VY 73 de DK8EY, Chris from the Neandertal/Mettmann
 
VE3BW   SOSB/10 HP   443,2562014-10-26 16:32:41
Amazing conditions
 
CQ3L(DF7ZS)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   2,780,9602014-10-26 16:36:23
Thanks to Walter DJ6QT who let me use his wonerful station in Madeira.

73

Helmut

www.df7zs.de
 
N9DFD   SOAB Classic LP   500,2002014-10-26 16:38:36
N9DFD's Contest Summary Report for CQ-WW
Created by N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log
Version 4.3 www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 583
Total Points = 500,200

Operating Period: 2014/10/25 00:00 - 2014/10/26 18:27


Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
40 0 97 0 97 17
20 0 109 0 109 19
15 0 140 0 140 24
10 0 237 0 237 41
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 583 0 583 100



Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
576 99
AK 4 1
HI 3 1

Total = 2


Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
Federal Republic of Germany 41 7
Canada 32 5
Spain 30 5
Poland 26 4
Italy 25 4
Brazil 22 4
Slovenia 21 4
France 19 3
Croatia 16 3
Czech Republic 16 3
Hungary 14 2
Netherlands 13 2
Aruba 12 2
England 12 2
Portugal 12 2
Puerto Rico 11 2
Sicily 11 2
Chile 9 2
Ireland 9 2
Morocco 9 2
Serbia 9 2
Canary Is. 8 1
European Russia 8 1
Venezuela 8 1
Argentina 7 1
Belgium 7 1
Ukraine 7 1
Costa Rica 6 1
Slovak Republic 6 1
US Virgin Is. 6 1
Colombia 5 1
Cuba 5 1
Japan 5 1
Scotland 5 1
USA 5 1
Wales 5 1
Alaska 4 1
Asiatic Russia 4 1
Bonaire 4 1
Curacao 4 1
Madeira Is. 4 1
Martinique 4 1
Mexico 4 1
Uruguay 4 1
Barbados 3 1
Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 1
Bulgaria 3 1
Cayman Is. 3 1
Cyprus 3 1
Dominican Republic 3 1
Finland 3 1
Guatemala 3 1
Hawaii 3 1
Lithuania 3 1
Montenegro 3 1
Norway 3 1
Sweden 3 1
Aland Is. 2 0
Antigua & Barbuda 2 0
Austria 2 0
Azores 2 0
Belarus 2 0
Greece 2 0
Honduras 2 0
Jamaica 2 0
Luxembourg 2 0
Nicaragua 2 0
Paraguay 2 0
Peru 2 0
Switzerland 2 0
Trinidad & Tobago 2 0
+Sicily 1 0
Andorra 1 0
Ascension I. 1 0
Australia 1 0
Balearic Is. 1 0
Ceuta & Melilla 1 0
Corsica 1 0
Crete 1 0
Denmark 1 0
Ecuador 1 0
El Salvador 1 0
Estonia 1 0
French Guiana 1 0
Guyana 1 0
Macedonia 1 0
New Zealand 1 0
Northern Ireland 1 0
Qatar 1 0
Romania 1 0
Shetland Is. 1 0
St. Lucia 1 0
Turkey 1 0

Total = 93


Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
EU 358 61
NA 99 17
SA 84 14
AF 23 4
AS 14 2
OC 5 1

Total = 6
 
N3BUO   M/2 HP   2,002,5052014-10-26 16:38:43
Some operators need to learn what being polite is. 1 kc off is not enough room
had some very rude hams.
 
WA1ZAM   SOSB(A)/10 LP   94,9202014-10-26 16:42:08
just playing around 100 watts and a low allband dipole makes it tuff had to
work saturday and watched race on sunday
 
KP4EU   SOSB/20 LP   184,4182014-10-26 16:43:50
All the best for my friend Jim-WP3A/EF8U in the 2014 CQ WW SSB CONTEST; and for
all my brothers in the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League (PRARL). 73.
Angelo-KP4EU.


KP4EU's Contest Summary Report for CQ-WW
Created by N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log
Version 4.2 www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 1,046
Total Points = 184,418

Operating Period: 2014/10/25 00:09 - 2014/10/26 23:13


Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
20 0 1,046 0 1,046 100
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 1,046 0 1,046 100



Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
1,044 100
HI 2 0



Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
USA 819 78
Canada 49 5
Federal Republic of Germany 23 2
Italy 21 2
Spain 17 2
France 7 1
Cuba 6 1
England 6 1
Netherlands 5 0
Belgium 4 0
European Russia 4 0
Poland 4 0
Portugal 4 0
Slovenia 4 0
Austria 3 0
Croatia 3 0
Finland 3 0
Hungary 3 0
Mexico 3 0
Switzerland 3 0
Venezuela 3 0
Brazil 2 0
Bulgaria 2 0
Colombia 2 0
Czech Republic 2 0
Hawaii 2 0
Ireland 2 0
Northern Ireland 2 0
Norway 2 0
Puerto Rico 2 0
Scotland 2 0
Serbia 2 0
Ukraine 2 0
Aland Is. 1 0
Argentina 1 0
Aruba 1 0
Asiatic Russia 1 0
Azores 1 0
Balearic Is. 1 0
Barbados 1 0
Bermuda 1 0
Canary Is. 1 0
Cayman Is. 1 0
Chile 1 0
China 1 0
Crete 1 0
Denmark 1 0
Ecuador 1 0
Grenada 1 0
Guatemala 1 0
Jamaica 1 0
Japan 1 0
Jersey 1 0
Kaliningrad 1 0
Montenegro 1 0
Morocco 1 0
Paraguay 1 0
Slovak Republic 1 0
Trinidad & Tobago 1 0
Uruguay 1 0
Wales 1 0



Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
NA 885 85
EU 140 13
SA 14 1
AS 3 0
AF 2 0
OC 2 0
 
W1TEF(@W4DFG)   SOSB/10 QRP   10,1432014-10-26 16:47:46
Couldn't operate a lot, got a good three hours in Sunday so at least there was
something.
 
NE1RD   SOAB Classic HP   330,7922014-10-26 16:48:43
A brief effort. All S&P. I'm still recovering from being out of the country
for two months. I now have a list of things to work on before CQWWCW.
 
EA2EA(@EE2W)   SOSB(A)/15 QRP   208,7852014-10-26 16:49:36
Thanks to all for the QSO.

Rig: Yaesu FT:817
Ant: 4 EL yagi @12m

Eskerrik asko Julen..!!!
 
VE3CV   SOAB(A) LP   1,411,8302014-10-26 16:50:16
Amazing activity all weekend. 10m was the place to be and 160m avoided..too bad.
My best score ever, even though I had to miss most of Saturday morning and
afternoon with sleep and chores to keep the peace Hi!. Started with an all
nighter for 10 hours, but getting too old for these. Sunday on 10m was great,
but started to lose my voice. Did all S&P because nothing but new stations
to work from the band maps. N1MM plus works great!
Some signals were just awful...over-driven mics and amps...splatter city.
Still a lot of great Ops. Thanks for the Qs. 73 Jeff VE3CV

Yaesu FT-1000MP 100W into 5 band hexbeam or GAP vertical for 160-80-40.
 
UA4HTT   SOSB/10 LP   155,7882014-10-26 16:51:58
Kenwood TS-570D 100wtts + GAP Titan
I will QRV from the mountain "Tip-Tyav" of 286 meters above ASL.
SR-03 for RDA
http://qrz.com/db/UA4HTT

73, UA4HTT Slava
 
VA2AM   SOAB Classic HP   1,018,1402014-10-26 16:53:37
A perfect time for this contest to be on 10 meters band with over 1 MHz used.
Also the best time to check your radio performance.
 
WA1FCN   SOSB(A)/15 LP   87,8012014-10-26 16:53:51
I am not much of a phone op, but maybe I should of took this
one seriously. Really look forward to CQ WW CW ! I sure hope
conditions just as good as this weekend.
73 BoB WA1FCN
 
K4LM   SOAB(A) HP   1,176,2082014-10-26 16:54:52
Great band conditions. Mostly S&P - like shooting fish in a barrel.
Haven't heard 10 meters like this in a long time and 15 was just as good.
Should have some all time high scores this year.

TS-590S, LK-500, N1MM+ and TH6DXX @ 60 feet. EDZ for 40 meters on the low
bands.

73, Vant K4LM
 
NG2Q   SOAB HP   33,0882014-10-26 16:55:58
Was only able to work it part of the day from my QTH.
 
NØBUI   SOAB HP   540,1452014-10-26 16:59:45
Thank you for all the Qso's.
73, Mike N0BUI
 
VE3HG   SOAB(A) LP   556,5142014-10-26 17:01:26
Best conditions in a decade. 10 was the gift that just kept on giving.
 
W2IRT   SOAB(A) HP   3,075,7902014-10-26 17:01:38
What a ride on 10! Gotta be the best conditions I've ever seen in CQWW on that
band. Low bands were crappier than usual but that's OK -- meant more sleep
<G>.

Let's do it all again in a month, on CW!
 
N3QE   SOAB HP   653,0972014-10-26 17:02:09
In addition to a lot of search and pounce, I had found run frequencies each
morning way high on 10M and had a lot of fun!
 
W7WHY   SOAB(A) HP   31,5122014-10-26 17:02:12
Made some Q's for the club. SSB contests definitely are not my forte. Some
signals are just about impossible to decipher what the heck the calls are.
Lots of over processed, overdriven, crappy sounding audio.

It was fun just chasing band countries and conditions seemed pretty good for
the most part. We had a bad witndstorm here and it took down the 15 meter
antenna so not much on that band.

I was operating Saturday morning with pretty good conditions to Europe and
Africa. The wife called and said lunch was ready so went up and ate with her.
Came back down and the bands were dead. Thought my radio broke until I looked
up and saw there was another flare.

73 and thanks for the Q's
Tom W7WHY

Radio 1 TS-450SAT + AL-811H
Radio 2 FT-840

15 meter delta loop
20 meter HB 2-el yagi
40 meter vertical dipole
10 meter HB 2 el yagi
N1MM Logger
 
N7TR   SOAB(A) HP   697,8242014-10-26 17:02:56
Testing new 40 meter 4 ele and new 10 meter 7 el stack. JA signals on 40 were
just unreal!
 
WN6K   SOSB/10 LP   149,0732014-10-26 17:04:13
FT-5000
SteppIR -DB18 @55ft. (40-6m)
OCD @50ft. (160/80m)

WN6K
 
W1AW/7(@W7RN)   M/M HP   3,195,6602014-10-26 17:04:19
THIS IS A CHECK LOG. WILL NOT BE SUBMITTED FOR SCORE. W1AW/7 NV
 
K4AB   SOAB Classic HP   2,982,6812014-10-26 17:04:54
I am always amazed by 10 meters, even after 4 decades of doing this.

This was a mostly Sunday effort, plus some Friday and Saturday nights.

At dawn Sunday, I had 9 QSOs in the 10 meter log. 6 hours later over 1000.
When that band opens up, it's stunning!

73,
Larry K4AB
 
N6RV   SOAB LP   1,067,7762014-10-26 17:05:21
The sun can really ruin the party. Ten did not seem to suffer but 20 was awful.
Three radio blackouts in one contest has to be a record!!!
 
K3IE   SOAB(A) HP   1,908,1622014-10-26 17:06:50
I need a bigger antenna :/

Thanks for the Q's - Hunter K3IE


Flex 3000
Alpha 87A

Hexbeam @ 25 feet
40/80 mtr Dipoles
160 meter Inverted L
 
CE3DNP   SOSB/10 HP   238,2902014-10-26 17:07:01
Noise awful, only strong stations were heard. Anyways, as always thrilling
contest
 
CE1TT   M/S HP   2,129,5242014-10-26 17:08:16
Good contest
 
VC3V(VE7VR)   SOAB HP   3,840,4532014-10-26 17:08:41
ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SPEND TIME AT THE COTTAGE :)
 
KBØEO   SOSB(A)/10 HP   608,5802014-10-26 17:08:53
I decided once again to do a 10 meter only contest as the band was on fire - as
good as I have heard it in the last 4 years of CQWW.

I set an objective of 1000 QSOs, 35 Zones, and 150 Countries - I ended up 5
short on the country count - several came on in the last hour, but they were
only working west coast.

This was classic 10 meters - Europe in the morning, South America in the
afternoon, and Japan and Pacific in the evening. I received many 5-9 +30
reports from all areas of the world, testifying to the fantastic conditions.

I heard a number of the MWA crew around the band - K0KX, K0TT, K0MD, NE0U,
W0AIH, W0GJ, and WA0MHJ among others. Fun to hear the Midwesterners in there
cracking skulls.

Lots of DX and great conditions - we'll see if holds up for CQWW CW next
month.

73 and good luck!

Dan - KB0EO
 
YU5R   M/2 HP   11,458,3842014-10-26 17:11:14
Great contest , thanks to all!
Second hour of contest we had problem with linear, which was solved.
Also rotator for 10 m did not show the rigt value and that cost us lot of qso
first day on 10m band, secon day we solve everythin and all worked nie.
Special thanks go to Radic YU1SMR and Goran YT2FSG,they solved all our problems
and also prepared antennas and rotator for 40m.Without then and they effort we
could not take part. HVALA!
73 from YU5R team
 
W4QN   SOAB(A) HP   272,0762014-10-26 17:11:22
10M was the fun band -
 
NN3RP   SOAB Classic HP   2,9162014-10-26 17:11:25
Entered at the last leg of the test
 
K7ZS   M/S HP   1,630,4802014-10-26 17:12:06
First time to try running high power here on 2 stations, so we tried Multi-ONE.
Gladly, we found our interstation interference to basically be non existent. SO
next year we'll be M2

BIG THANKS to the guest ops that kept the station going: Jim KI7Y from bell to
bell, Andy KE7AUB for most of the weekend (and Most Chair Time award!) Big
help from Joe KT7E, Steve N7BEF and nice to have a visit by Chris NW6V - who
may have a different opinion of phone contesting after his visit.

We used N1MM PLUS for the first time, a brave move (so we thought) but was VERY
smooth, only 1 small reset (and we had power glitches that caused restarts, and
it recovered nicely). Bye Bye N1MM Classic for us.

A great weekend to play radio - and great conditions (except for a Tri-Fecta of
flares! X1.0, X2.0 and X3.1

All the best

73 Kevin K7ZS
 
KØMD   SOAB(A) HP   718,7712014-10-26 17:12:54
Great band conditions.
I spent most of my time on 10 and 15. It was absolutely amazing to see 10 full
with European stations up to 29 Mhz!
I worked a few mults on 20 and 40 meters.

Rig: Icom 7800
Amp: Acom 2000a
Antennas: Force 12 C49XR stack 100/40 for 10-20 and Force 12 Magnum 240N for
40.

I enjoyed hearing K4IU, N0HJZ, WA0MHJ, N0IJ, N0IM, W0GH, K0JA and W0AIH in the
pileups but we all had to wait until K0KX worked them first - he is the best
operator at breaking pile-ups.

Congratulations to all who set new records.

Let's hope 10 meters holds until the December contest like this!
 
LT7H(LU7HZ)   SOAB Classic LP   370,3602014-10-26 17:12:59
High propagation condx with SFI in the 220+ mark but with quite a few flares
during the weekend (several of X class) leading to R2/R3 radio blackouts
lasting from few minutes to few hours make for an interesting environment to
compete. High propagation means intense pileups sustained in the West-East path
between EU and USA and USA-Far East Asia. For a LP operation 10 meters yield the
best outcome, followed from far behind by 20 and 15 meters. Only was able to
sustain a run at 10 meters, in the other bands were very short number of Q till
dying down or not able to pick up any rate. 40 meters were a practical joke, I
was only able to hear few regional stations and only faint and unworkable DX
stations, even early in the local morning the traditional opening with JA at
sunrise didn't happened, just a strong noise floor instead. To make things a
little bit more difficult the OTH Radar (Iranian?) plagued 10m (28.6 MHz) and
at some moments even 15m shown traces of it. Not all come bad, have to say. I
did enjoy few hours of a superb run going over my previous personal top rate
twice, these moments of thrill justify the participation. Entering in SO AB LP
(Classic) which is a format I'm using for the 2nd time and it was a fit for my
needs during the weekend, pretty much a good experience. Tested several
features at the station, some worked, some didn't. Looking forward for the CW
contest a month from now.
 
AB3CX   SOAB(A) HP   5,266,2092014-10-26 17:12:59
The contests was a 10 meter highlights film. Sunday's EU opening lasted until
2:30 PM local time, wuth the odd EU station heard even later. As soon as the EU
rush was over, SA took over. Saturday nights 10M deep Asia openings were
impressive. I was pleased to net a higher score on a few less hours this year
versus 2013. Thanks to all!
 
KC1XX   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,937,6952014-10-26 17:13:51
Operators were either out of the country or out sick.
I got home late on Friday from a biz trip from out of town and decided last
minute to do 10M mono band.
Thanks for all the QSOs, Matt
 
P33W   M/S HP   27,089,3372014-10-26 17:14:46
More QSOs than last year but less MULTs, so less Total score

TNX to R4FO for antenna support
 
8P2K(8P6SH)   SOSB/10 LP   434,6202014-10-26 17:15:24
It was a toss up between doing a low power entry for 10m or on 15m. In the end,
having more elements on 10m made me lean towards that band.

Even though I had more time available, I was never able to keep pace with last
year's effort and ended up about 20% lower in score than last year.

Propagation was probably the most important factor. It varied between being OK
and being downright terrible despite the high solar flux. I certainly heard a
whole lot more than I worked so maybe higher power was necessary to overcome
the conditions.

Still, had fun though it was a bit of a grind, eeking out the QSO's with mostly
lower than usual signal reports.

Technically I used a similar set-up to last year with two radios in-band but
with only one transmitting. It seemed to work a lot better last year. Maybe it
was simply because signals levels were down compared to last year.

This is where my QSO's came from:

10M %

SA 72 5.3
EU 660 48.2
AS 12 0.9
AF 16 1.2
NA 602 44.0
OC 7 0.5

Thanks to all who made it into the log.

73 - Dean - 8P6SH/8P2K
 
SJ2W   M/S HP   10,956,6102014-10-26 17:15:34
This year we were not able to compete with the top M/S teams, too much aurora.
However still decent even though our multipliers were quite low compared to the
top teams, mainly seem to be down on 10m probably due to the aurora. Last year
about 2.36 pts/q and this year 1.98 pts/q which kind of tells the story.

We need to get the new 15m stack rotatable, standing in mud trying to rotate it
in windy conditions and getting it fixed with hatched straps isn't the most fun
but it sure does play nicely.

Still could need a few more operators, its tough trying to stay focused during
the whole contests.

Antennas
160m: 39m vert
80m: 4-SQ
40m: 3/3el + 2/2el + 4-SQ
20m: 6/6/6el + 5/5el + 4el @EU
15m: 6/6/6/6/6el + 6/6el + 5el
10m: 6/6el + 6el @46m
8 beverages

FT5000 + SPE
FT1000MKV + ACOM 2000
FT1000MKV + ACOM 1000
K3 for inband
N1MM Logger

Check the website for continuous updates of what goes on at the station
http://www.sj2w.se/contest/
 
K4EU   SOSB/10 HP   346,0322014-10-26 17:15:58
Wow!!! 10m was loaded 28300 to 29300 - Fantastic!!! 'last 10' rate meter hit
over 500 and 'last 100' rate meter hit over 300. Ran a couple hours near
300/hr.... Had to go up above 29mhz to find a place to run during prime EU
openings!!! Amazing....

Great fun. Thanks for all the QSOs!!!

73....//Steve K4EU
 
W8OHT   SOAB HP   165,3352014-10-26 17:16:46
Learned the N1MM Logger rath placed on you if you fail to notice that even one
comma's missing in the F key definitions list. Half-way through the contest I
found a missing comma for one of the F keys. Did not count this as Op time.
Enjoyed it even though I lost the use of my antenna rotator (prop-pitch-motor)
so have fingers crossed that it isn't a serios problem. Considering these
awesome problems I think that I did about as well as I could have. Enjoyed
this one as always. 73's, John W8OHT
 
VE1BVD   SOAB(A) HP   369,6642014-10-26 17:17:51
Good contest. A couple of all-time new ones, as well as my 40th zone for WAZ.
 
W4YBB   SOAB Classic LP   71,7772014-10-26 17:18:06
Worked an honest 12 hours, could have done more on low bands, but was thinking
more about ten meters.
 
N1DC   SOAB LP   213,2802014-10-26 17:18:53
This was a limited hours Sunday only effort. 100% S&P on 10/15/20.

Station: TenTec Omni 7 @ 100W, Heil ProSet Plus
Antenna: HyGain Explorer 14 4 element yagi at 30ft
Computer: Windows 7 PC, N1MM

Thanks for the QSO's.

73 Rick N1DC
 
K6LL   SOSB(A)/10 HP   720,1992014-10-26 17:18:56
Solar flux at 220 drew me to 10 meters single band. I was going to operate for
just a few hours, but conditions were so good, that I put in about 70% of the
time that 10 was open. I'll try to remember this weekend in a few years when
flux is back down to 80.
 
K1DG(@N1LI)   SOAB HP   9,824,2922014-10-26 17:19:49
Poor low-band conditions with a lot of noise. Fantastic high-band conditions
even with a few flares. Heard activity on 10M up to 29.250!

Great to say hello to so many contesters who came to New England for WRTC2014
in July.

See you on the CW weekend!


73,

Doug K1DG
 
NV9L(@WB9Z)   M/S HP   7,656,6872014-10-26 17:20:19
At times it was a struggle with the up and down conditions. We really
concentrated on getting more mults. Thanks to everyone that worked us. We all
had a good time.
 
K6ST(@N6XI)   SOAB(A) HP   338,6562014-10-26 17:20:29
After the the solar flare black out of most hf bands on Saturday, 10m was good
and then all the band came back very strong with better than average
conditions. Excellent DX!!! Thanks to Rick N6XI for the use of his superb
station that played awesome!
 
K7ULS   SOSB/10 LP   150,1202014-10-26 17:20:36
Powder Mountain 9000'
FT-897D
HY-GAIN LJ-105CA
Antron 99
HEIL PROSET4
MFJ VOICE KEYER

It was another great contest with good weather until Saturday night with 60 mph
winds and lightning then it cleared off for Sunday. Friday had good JA runs with
China, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan also heard Laos but too big a pile.
Saturday was off to never getting a run going to EU because just too many
people on so had to search and pounce all day till JA opened again. Sunday same
boat no runs until JA time then great signals and good rates. New DXCC were
VK9LM Lord Howe Island
S0S WESTERN SAHARA
VK9XSP CHRISTMAS ISL.
Highlight working OH0V on Sunday @ 2223 on my A-99 vert over the pole.
de K7ULS
 
VA7FC   SOAB(A) LP   1,699,7762014-10-26 17:22:03
Really enjoyed this contest !
Thanks to all the stations that called me !
its amazing what you can work with a tri-bander at 50 feet and some wire
antennas and low power if the prop is good ! too much fun ... 73s Perry
 
WA7PRC   SOAB Classic LP   82,5842014-10-26 17:22:27
By FAR, 10m paid off the bestest, followed by 15m and then 20m.
 
KT8TD   SOAB(A) LP   84,5462014-10-26 17:22:55
Propagation was strange and I could hear many more stations than I could work.
10/15 meters returned to normal about 5:30 PM Sunday. Most of the time there
were two and three stations on top of each other. I could hear them all but
they were oblivious to each other.
 
N2TX(@KD2RD)   M/S HP   6,418,5022014-10-26 17:24:19
Great teamwork and enthusiasm from the whole crew. Thanks to Mike, N2TX, for
operating, letting us use his call and for bringing over his fine FTDX5000 and
Alpha 87 Amp. We had some setbacks, but that's life, No excuses. When I blew
the front end on the Mult radio and the backup within 10 minutes of each other,
Paul, N2PL came over with another spare radio Saturday morning to save the day.
Great fun!. 0ver 1700 q's on 10 meters. Not bad for a 4 el beam at 22' strapped
to a chimney.
 
AE1P   SOAB Classic LP   80,5422014-10-26 17:26:27
Bands were hoping...unfortunately, work was also...
Only on for about 4 hours, but worked a couple of
new ones on 15m

73
Neil
AE1P
 
WD5R   SOSB/15 HP   157,7602014-10-26 17:27:13
Marlene started out with intention of doing the 'classic' thing.
When it came time to stop,
She said " WHO? ME? "
So many Guys with nice comments,
just keeps her pumped up!

Neither of us ever got on the band wagon
for all the 'fox tails' that are available to
the serious contesters. So Marlene did
all her contesting the hard way,
cq'n and s/p.
 
W7KAM   SOAB LP   7,8742014-10-26 17:27:36
Very part time for me. Busy elsewhere all day Saturday and Friday night and
most of Sunday. Still lots of activity at the end of the contest. 100 watts
into a G5RV up 20 foot.
 
WØLFA(AA7XT)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   523,9202014-10-26 17:27:44
First contest with new Force 12 Employees ARC callsign W0LFA.

Flex 6700
Dishtronix DX-2400L1
Force 12 XR6-C antenna (2 el on 10m)
N1MM Logger+

Ran the amp at 375 yo 500 W as it has recently become intolerant of my line
voltage and trips with an overvoltage fault if I try to run more than 500 W
out. Should be fixable with a change of the transformer tap. I could have used
that extra 1,000 W especially when facing the East Coast Wall towards EU.

Flex 6700 worked great with N1MM Logger+, who needs knobs?

I started on Friday with the goal of working 100 countries on 10m. About
halfway through the contest I thought I might have a chance at an OK score so I
started working on getting the QSO count up.

Missed XX9, 8R, XP3 and a few others. Happy to work XW1IC and Fo4BM in last 4
minutes!

SK3W called in during a JA run at 2225z with a very good signal on Sunday but
no other late over-the-pole stations heard.

73
Bill AA7XT
 
VO1KVT   SOSB/10 HP   255,0942014-10-26 17:28:25
Had a chance to get on the air for a few hours during the contest, conditions
were pretty good on 10 meters so I decided to work that band only. Thanks for
the contacts. looking forward to the Sweepstakes in a few weeks.

73 Ken, VO1KVT
Zone 5
 
K2AX   M/2 HP   5,004,6452014-10-26 17:29:30
NICE JOB GANG
 
WX4G   SOAB(A) HP   2,343,1652014-10-26 17:29:50
Great conditions except 160 and 80...but 10 made up for it! 15 never seemed to
come alive even at peak times...so I stayed on 10 most of the contest.

Main problem was the Heil mike...first the left ear became intermittant...and
then the mike...tried to fix but gave up. Then tried to use the K3 Heil
mike..the earphones worked but not the mike. So then I found the mike Yaesu
send me with the FT2000D...and used that push to talk for half the
contest...not fun and now my hand is sore...and it slowed down my call entry.

This was the first test of the 4el Steppir at 75ft...and it worked
great...thanks to all who told me I was LOUD. I also put up a rotary 40 meter
dipole at 75ft...the Driven from my 402ba...and it worked great as well!!

Unfortunately...much of the antenna work was on Friday...so I was dead tired at
the contest start and slept more than normal missing a lot of good stuff.

Thanks to all who called...see you in the CW contest!!!
 
3G3W(@CE3WDH)   M/2 HP   5,892,3362014-10-26 17:30:46
Thanks to our families, specially for CE3WDH family to support all the Team once
again...
 
NA2U(@K2TTT)   M/M HP   4,713,9512014-10-26 17:30:56
Thanks to the great team of ops that were here this weekend. Especially NA2JM
who
is new to the FRC team and N2WKS who took time to replace my NE beverage for
future contests.
 
AA9A   M/S HP   6,934,8512014-10-26 17:31:03
160 and 80 were disappointing.
 
K1HI   SOAB(A) HP   2,750,9702014-10-26 17:31:17
I found what needs fixing before CQWW CW! Kudos to hams with sharp ears.

Rig: K3 Manual Amp, 3 stack of TH7DXXs, 2el shorty forty, trapped vertical for
80 and 160.
 
N6AR   SOAB(A) HP   3,479,6882014-10-26 17:31:19
80 METER ANTENNA FAILED AT THE BEGINNING, SOME KIND OF SHORT!! BUT 10 METERS
MORE THAN MADE UP FOR IT. WHAT A KICK- OVER 200 AN HOUR FOR A WHILE.
 
KG9Z   SOSB(A)/20 HP   104,5382014-10-26 17:31:32
Wow....so many with horrible audio! Splatter was bad at times. Still had fun.
New quad antennas hears fantastic!!
 
VE6LB   SOAB(A) HP   188,1602014-10-26 17:31:38
Rotten conditions.
 
W6VMT   SOAB(A) HP   164,7372014-10-26 17:32:12
Part time effort. The Prince, AKA "The Grandson" was over so I needed
to bake cookies and help build a A-10 Warthog with him.

First time I worked HP (500W) and assisted. Practicing for Sweepstakes!
 
NF8J   SOSB/10 LP   34,2242014-10-26 17:33:27
k3, TH11DX, N1MM+, WINKEYER
 
CN2AA   M/S HP   35,369,6462014-10-26 17:33:35
We initially were going to be MM but 1,700 kg cargo with equipment and antennas
got delayed. So MS again this time. Hopefully will be MM in CW.

CN2AA team
 
W7VJ   M/S HP   3,097,4792014-10-26 17:34:07
We survived solar flares, typical Pacific Northwest propagation, high winds,
breaking trees, and potential power outages to finish the contest just behind
where we were last year. The flares seamed to skew paths and create atypical
openings which made it interesting. Thanks to all who called and all we
worked.

73,

Andrew
 
WP3C   SOSB(A)/40 LP   443,0902014-10-26 17:34:54
Hi

I was thinking to work HP 40M but for some problems I couldn’t and that’s
why I worked Low power assisted. Thanks to everyone for all your contacts. Hope
to hear you in the CQWW CW 73’

Worked zones

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
16, 17, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33

Worked DXCC

4O, 5B, 6Y, 8P, 9A, 9K, 9Y, A6, A7, C3, C6, CE, CM, CN, CT
CT3, CU, CX, DL, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, ER, ES, EU, F, FM
G, GI, GM, GW, HA, HB, HC, HI, HK, I, IS, IT9, J3, J7, JA
K, KH0, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OH0, OK
OM, ON, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, S5, SM, SP, SV, TI, UA, UA2
UA9, UN, UR, V4, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP5, VP9, XE, YL, YN, YO, YU
YV, ZF, ZL

Alfredo Velez WP3C
Skype: wp3c.pr
e-mail: mailto:wp3c@aol.com
Web: http://wp3c.comule.com
 
W3PHL(N3ZA)   SOAB(A) HP   1,646,6452014-10-26 17:35:28
10M = awesome! But I think last year was better. Bigger score. Never saw any
spots on 160. Thought I had N1MM Logger+ set up right, but maybe not. Fun
anyway.

73 de Moe
 
N9OK   SOAB(A) HP   183,5562014-10-26 17:36:14
Very nice conditions on 10M made for a lot of fun in this contest.
 
WN4AFP   SOAB Classic LP   1,3922014-10-26 17:38:14
Just making a club entry... I'm a stateside contester.... 73s Dave WN4AFP
 
NW3H   SOAB(A) HP   1,006,6562014-10-26 17:38:53
Just made a meg. Down about 135K from 2013. Down 68 QSOs and 19 mults. Had
fun. Conditions were amazing. As you can see need to work on my low band
antennas. The Mosley tribander worked well. Thanks to the DX for hearing my
tiny signal. So much QSB. 15 meter opening to Asia on Saturday night is
something I will never forget. Worked over 50 JAs, 3 BAs, 2 AH0, and many
Oceanics. Mariana Islands was #278 for me. Picked up a couple DXCC entities
too which does not happen much anymore. I finally worked DXCC on a single band
on 15 meters. Should be some unbelievable scores. Conditions were great
though really noisy and the QSB was crazy! 73 and see you in Sweepstakes de
NW3H.
 
K5DXX   SOAB Classic LP   129,1482014-10-26 17:39:53
Had a great time.

I was disappointed that a lot of stations were using a 'CQ' recording and not
listening enuff.

All in all, in was good to participate.
 
N6RO   M/M HP   741,9822014-10-26 17:39:56
Radio Oakley team did not have enough operator availability for a serious M/M,
so the original plan was four or five single-banders. Plans changed, we had
single-band entries on 15-K3EST, 20-K6AW, 10-AF6WX; Masa and I did a
night-time M/M with a couple of short spurts on 10m when Aki went to lunch.

My goal was to exercise a new RX antenna, SAL-30. It appears to work very well
(good F/B). Too bad 160m condx were not there to really test it out.

CU in SS
 
KK4TXZ   SOAB Rookie LP   447,1202014-10-26 17:40:43
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: GA
CALLSIGN: KK4TXZ
CLUB:
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 447120
OPERATORS: KK4TXZ
NAME: MARK FELTY
ADDRESS: 207 MADISON OAKS DRIVE
ADDRESS-CITY: RINCON
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: GA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 31326
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 0.19.4115.0


END-OF-LOG:
 
K6JEB   SOAB(A) HP   173,2612014-10-26 17:41:07
Had to run my FT-857D into an AL-811H for 400 watts into a Yagi/vertical/wire.
Still having an issue with the amp relay (and I've tried everything but
replacing the relay). S-9+ noise levels during the day on 20m and 15 while 10m
was productive with stations shoulder-to shoulder well past 29.0MHz. See you
CQWW CW Weekend!
 
KT8K   SOAB QRP   199,0002014-10-26 17:41:46
Wow - Cycle 24 sure delivered! I didn't expect that. For a QRP-er like me it
might seem like the high solar flux would be a good thing, and it was to a
point, but in crowded situations I just couldn't make myself heard. When I
could find a gap in the noise or a little open space to operate in the going
was great, but there weren't many gaps or breaks in the din, especially on 20m
and below. 10m was like I've never heard it, however, and I logged contacts
even above 28.990! Daytime on 20m often sounded like daytime 40m, too. Sunday
wasn't as good as Saturday but it was still great. The last few hours I was
having serious trouble being heard and didn't think I'd achieve a new personal
best, but about 45 minutes to the end 20m, which had been the most crowded and
difficult band all weekend, suddenly opened up a little and everyone I called
was hearing me. That made for a very satisfying ending to this great contest
and a personal best for me.

Interesting stuff encountered during the contest:
Hearing 5 continents in the same minute on 10m is awesome.
Hearing a stateside station work a DX station and then ask him politely to work
another station so they'll stop transmitting on top of the DX station.

Thanks to all who listened hard for my small signal. I hope to see you all in
the next big one!
rig at KT8K: Tentec Orion w. WGA stereo headset/boom mic
antennas: 500' zigzag loop in the trees, fed with TV twin lead & Z-11
autotuner
20/40/80m common-fed dipoles (a "hanging W"), feed point at 50 feet
Cushcraft A3 driven element suspended vertically, feed point at 60 feet
 
KO7AA   SOAB(A) LP   9,1962014-10-26 17:42:23
This was the first station building weekend, almost no operating time :(

My mountain-top cabin isn't quite done, so this was a generator powered LP
Field Day style operation.

Friday was spent laying cables, building the SteppIR 2 el yagi, and trying to
make the remote controlled MA-550 work. Then I sliced my right thumb pad open
on a galvanized edge and had to go get 4 stitches.

Saturday I managed to ruin the Yaesu rotor plug trying to solder it without
using a bandaged right thumb. More slow motion station building and I was
exhausted.

Sunday was a few Q's on 10M. Good conditions, but LP SSB DX contests from W7
aren't all that much fun...

A few cabin/antenna pics are now on QRZ.com

73, Bill KO7AA on Mt Lemmon, AZ
 
OK2SFP   SOAB HP   304,5002014-10-26 17:43:28
Vy 73 Jarda
 
N8SBE   SOAB Classic LP   389,3762014-10-26 17:44:13
WOW! Fantastic propagation on the high bands! Ten meters was solid up past 29
MHz Saturday afternoon. I was planning to operate 24 hours this year, but
ended up stopping for dinner with out of town friends at 19 hours (one less
than last year), so no personal best, but I had a blast filling in new
countries for my DXCC single band endorsements for 20, 15, and 10.

40 was the usual problem for me, even though it was open to Europe nicely on
Friday evening here. I could hear them, but no one could hear me on my
ground-mounted GAP Titan vertical. It is on a small city lot surrounded by
trees and buildings, so it is decidedly sub-optimal for this kind of work.

On the other hand, my 20-17-15-12-10-6 meter two element spider-boom quad at 40
feet is a stellar performer. Busting through pileups barefoot seems to be its
specialty.
 
K9IJ   SOAB Classic LP   46,6042014-10-26 17:44:21
I'm not big on phone contests.. Old ears don't pull out callsigns like they used
to. I'll be back for CQWW-CW.
 
WA1Z   SOAB(A) HP   4,058,3162014-10-26 17:48:09
Just a Boy and His Radio (and a DX Cluster Telnet Connection) QRPH effort.

Elecraft K3, KPA-500 500 Watts
Low band wires
A3S Tribander at 57' on AB-577 mast and some assorted 2 element homebrew Yagis
and Quad in the trees.
 
N6VR   SOAB HP   34,3402014-10-26 17:49:02
Put in a few hours off and on during non prime time. KLM 4el 40m is finally up
at 70 ft.

Ray
 
K7DD   SOAB HP   61,1942014-10-26 17:50:35
This is my first time posting to the reflector. I am NOT a phone guy so getting
ready for this one was tedious. Software issues, cockpit issues, screwed up
voice keyer files that didn't work correctly all made for fixing stuff and not
operating, but it was still fun. Better next time when I will be better
prepared.
 
K5ZD   SOAB(A) HP   6,446,8102014-10-26 17:50:59
Wow, that was fun! The new saying might be, "When there's 10 meters,
there's no other meters!"

The whole world seemed to be on 10 meters all weekend. With the high MUF the
other bands really suffered except for short periods around sunrise and sunset.
I had a 200+ hour Sunday morning on 29022!! And there was plenty of activity all
the way up to 29100. Gotta love having some elbow room!

40m was difficult. The band was open pretty well, but there just aren't enough
operating slots between 7125 and 7200. I tried multiple times to CQ listening
down with no responses.

DX contests are fun when you aren't trying to win anything. Lots of other
things in life plus two long business trips left me unmotivated to operate full
time. Decided to use the Cluster and chase multipliers. Slept when I was tired.
Walked the dog both days. Had a blast.

Station is starting to show signs of age. High SWR on some antennas. RF in the
cable modem. This place used to feel really loud 20 years ago when first built,
but the rest of the world has increased their hardware and power so I spent a
lot of time waiting in line.

Highlights:

- Three hours over 200 QSOs! One of them when I finally got to 20m on Sunday
evening.

- Asia on 15m and 20m. Never worked so many China stations before - and they
were loud!

- Working DXCC on the 3 high bands.

- Signals were relatively clean (with a few exceptions) and with so much room
on 10 meters, I didn't get into any frequency squabbles.

Thanks to everyone who put me in their log. Always fun to spend a weekend of
ham radio DXing with 40,000 of my best friends!

Station:

K3 + Alpha 76CA
FT1000D + AL-1200

160m: Shunt fed tower (my GP failed on the second transmission)
80m: 4 square
40m: 40-2CD up 33m
20m: 205CA/205CA at 30m/15m
15m: 155CA/155CA at 20m/10m
10m: 6/4/4 at 30m/20m/10m
Mult: TH7DXX at 10m fixed south

By Continent

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

EU 5 166 98 427 608 1237 2541 77.0
AS 0 4 8 50 84 40 186 5.6
NA 9 28 50 68 43 58 256 7.8
AF 0 5 5 22 19 18 69 2.1
SA 3 4 11 52 44 64 178 5.4
OC 1 1 6 21 18 20 67 2.0


Rates:

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

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

0000Z -+-- --+-- --+-- 66/58 27/24 --+-- 93/82 93/82 8
0100Z - - 44/40 39/19 18/9 - 101/68 194/150
0200Z - 40/32 13/5 6/2 - - 59/39 253/189
0300Z 3/5 61/8 22/3 - - - 86/16 339/205
0400Z 1/1 27/7 13/5 28/20 - - 69/33 408/238
0500Z 8/7 25/12 - 16/5 - - 49/24 457/262 19
0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 457/262 60
0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 457/262 60
0800Z -+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 457/262 60
0900Z - 10/6 5/4 - - - 15/10 472/272 50
1000Z - - 17/15 42/15 37/29 - 96/59 568/331
1100Z - 2/2 - 6/1 157/28 12/14 177/45 745/376
1200Z - - - - 1/1 147/48 148/49 893/425
1300Z - - - - 17/5 189/17 206/22 1099/447
1400Z - - - - 30/7 80/13 110/20 1209/467
1500Z - - - - 4/3 231/4 235/7 1444/474
1600Z -+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 2/2 47/6 49/8 1493/482 43
1700Z - - - - - - 0/0 1493/482 60
1800Z - - - - 92/12 36/13 128/25 1621/507 6
1900Z - - - 5/0 107/8 23/13 135/21 1756/528
2000Z - - - 14/1 7/3 9/5 30/9 1786/537 40
2100Z - - - - - - 0/0 1786/537 60
2200Z - - - - - - 0/0 1786/537 60
2300Z - - - 3/1 20/5 - 23/6 1809/543 45
0000Z -+-- --+-- 5/2 32/11 37/9 16/5 90/27 1899/570
0100Z 2/3 8/0 14/6 1/0 14/1 - 39/10 1938/580
0200Z - 11/1 15/6 22/2 - - 48/9 1986/589
0300Z 3/2 21/3 5/1 6/3 - - 35/9 2021/598 15
0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 2021/598 60
0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 2021/598 60
0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 2021/598 60
0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 2021/598 60
0800Z -+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 2021/598 60
0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 2021/598 60
1000Z 1/2 2/2 1/1 1/1 - - 5/6 2026/604 51
1100Z - 1/2 6/3 23/8 19/2 - 49/15 2075/619
1200Z - - - 7/7 52/0 49/9 108/16 2183/635
1300Z - - - - 8/2 192/0 200/2 2383/637
1400Z - - - - 20/3 118/2 138/5 2521/642
1500Z - - - 5/0 7/1 25/1 37/2 2558/644 26
1600Z -+-- --+-- --+-- 1/1 1/2 5/1 7/4 2565/648 60
1700Z - - - - 10/0 165/3 175/3 2740/651
1800Z - - - 15/0 20/2 47/2 82/4 2822/655
1900Z - - - 34/1 86/4 12/0 132/5 2954/660
2000Z - - - 209/4 1/1 - 210/5 3164/665
2100Z - - - 44/0 23/1 25/2 92/3 3256/668
2200Z - - - 6/0 - 9/2 15/2 3271/670 40
2300Z - - 18/0 9/4 - - 27/4 3298/674 45

Total: 18/20 208/75 178/91 640/164 817/164 1437/160

Worked 9 stations on 6 bands: 8P5A DF0HQ HK1NA IB9T KH7XX P40L PJ4X TM6M V26B

Worked 39 on 5 bands and 58 on 4 bands. 160m was the missing one most of the
time.

Best 60 mins was 240 QSOs at Oct 25 1503-1602z

Most worked countries:

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total
DL 1 30 7 77 88 208 411
EA 1 13 5 32 48 71 170
F 2 7 4 24 32 64 133
G 8 4 33 43 77 165
I 8 10 34 49 116 217
PA 7 2 25 24 52 110
SP 6 7 20 33 66 132
UA 7 2 14 36 82 141
VE 4 15 21 20 11 11 82

Cool things

BY 9 9 18
JA 1 5 45 7 58
CM 2 3 5 4 3 17
YV 1 4 3 5 4 17
 
KN3A   SOAB(A) LP   401,1962014-10-26 17:51:31
First time submitting CQWW SSB to FRC Club. I love to contest but Phone contests
are my least favorite. I did as much as I could listen to without my ears
bleeding :) - I made a delta loop for 10 meters that favors E to W and it made
a huge difference for me. I already had a delta loop for N to S so it was great
having those two antennas at my disposal. When the band is open, 10 meters is
hands down my favorite to operate. I hope this weekend is a sign of what will
be happening this winter. I worked a couple of new DXCC this weekend so hope
they use LoTW. I also had to borrow this TS 590s from my friend who wasn't
going to be operating this weekend while my TS 590s is in the shop for warranty
work. It died on me last weekend during the RTTY contest.

Looking forward to my favorite contest next weekend - ARRL November
Sweepstakes!

Scott / KN3A
TS 590s
N1MM Logger Plus
100 watts
Inverted L / 10 meter delta loops / 40 and 80 meter Inverted V.
 
P4ØL(@P4ØL/P49Y)   M/2 HP   30,982,5762014-10-26 17:52:06
Had a blast, but . . . high absorbtion levels on the low bands and multiple
radio black outs created some challenges.

As always, thanks for all the Qs!

73,

John
W6LD/P40L
 
N9VPV   SOAB(A) LP   95,5182014-10-26 17:52:17
TS-430S 100W, 10m vertical and a diploe.
Casual operation with no goal in mind other than to work new DX.
10M was open and lots of fun.
 
KJ4VTH   SOSB/15 HP   45,9802014-10-26 17:53:07
Having trouble with my wire antenna so I operated single band with a Buddipole
which worked pretty well. Lots of fun!
 
WØPAN   SOAB(A) LP   85,2072014-10-26 17:53:48
Going like gangbusters on 10 when the solar flare hit - couldn't get back until
Sunday afternoon then it went great with good JA opening. 20 and 40 were
busts.
 
NF4A   SOAB(A) HP   661,5102014-10-26 17:54:11
100% S&P....very casual operation....opening weekend of bow season
here.....bands were on fire except for a few relatively short black out periods
 
K4IKM   SOAB(A) HP   2,354,4542014-10-26 17:55:05
This was my personal best since starting to contest. This was my 3rd CQ WW SSB
and one of those was at a Multi-2. In any case, it was a very fine contest and,
wow!, was 10M hopping! I had to take down my 160M "T" vertical due to
some changes in antennas but I hope to have it back up for CQ WW CW next
month!

Thanks to all the DX who made this event possible!

Steve...K4IKM...73!...Go FRC!
 
K7VIT   SOAB(A) HP   49,2762014-10-26 17:55:58
Limited time to contest this weekend combined with some RF feedback into audio
chain. Had to use a hand mic on lower band.

Loved those band condx while I was on. I wish it could last!

TU to all who answered my calls.
73, Jerry
 
W3LL   SOAB HP   4,000,5182014-10-26 17:58:58
SO1R

Almost all Q's were via S&P. Never ran out of spots to work.

Took Sunday morning off for family.

The goal was to beat last years 3M score, Q's and both mults.
Successful on all four counts.

Quit when the score rolled to 4 million.

Everything held together with no glitches.
N1MM, K3, P3, Alpha 9500, MonstIR, 80M 4-SQ reversing Beverages and shunt fed
tower.

73,

Bud W3LL
 
VY2RX(KK6ZM)   SOSB/40 HP   952,7372014-10-26 17:59:09
First of all, I wish to thank W4ZV (Bill) for allowing me to use his call,
VY2RX. It sure was better and easier than using KK6ZM/VY2.

Secondly, I wish to thank VY2ZM (Dad and family) for allowing me to operate his
station with top notch capabilities. The location is inspiring and humbling.
When I get back to California, I probably will not turn on my radio for awhile
for the risk of being depressed. The world definitely is a lot smaller from
VY2ZM and not just to EU. The VK foundation stations sound like locals on
40m.

Thanks for all the contacts!

73 de KK6ZM (Patrick)
 
AE7AE   SOSB(A)/10 LP   79,1902014-10-26 17:59:32
Setup is a "pea-shooter" 100w to a TGM B26 2-el Minibeam up 10' at an
RV Park. Was AMAZED how well it worked!! de Eddie AE7AE/VK4AN
 
N4TL   SOAB HP   381,6002014-10-26 17:59:45
10 Meters was great!
 
W5UP   SOAB(A) HP   111,9722014-10-26 18:00:46
Casual effort this time around. Lots of with new DX.
 
K2QPN   SOAB(A) HP   390,8522014-10-26 18:01:03
S9+ noise on 160, 80, and 40. Hard to hear anything. 10 and 15 were hopping.
First contest with the K3. A definite improvement. I had N1MM+ croak a few
times with run time errors.
 
N6WM(@K6LRG)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   28,1162014-10-26 18:01:29
Que divertido en viente metros! :-)

On and off odd condx due to solar activity.. 4 game soccer tourney for the
stepson kept me off for most of this.. but I just cant help myself!

30 zones and 69 countries in a bit over 3 and a half hours.. on sideband. all
S&P

Nice to hear my Colleagues K6XX, K6AW, W7OM and a few others out in the 20
meter piles.. good luck to you guys!

K3/0@N6WM > K3/100@K6LRG > KPA500 > 204BA
(Would have been even more fun with the Alpha me thinks)

73 and seeya next time

Chris
N6WM
 
WF7T   SOAB(A) LP   373,1822014-10-26 18:03:51
I was encouraged by the SSN/SFI and decided to play as much as possible, albeit
not a full effort. Had a symphony and late dinner with my XYL on Friday evening
so no radio until late Saturday local.

10M was hinting at greatness on Saturday evening at sunset so I made plans to
wake up early--rare for me--to catch 10M sunrise my Sunday local. I fiddled
around on the bands...nothing serious.

I made note how Sunday morning, around 2AM local, EU was BOOMING in on 20M.
Unfortunately all yagis across the pond were pointed elsewhere. I wished for a
nice high stack of yagis to get some attention--in my dreams from this
location! 3AM, I decided I better get get a few hours of sleep.

Up before daybreak Sunday. 10M was getting ready to burst but it was not quite
heated up by Old Sol yet. I hit the loud EU band-openers, then tuned 15M for an
hour more until 10M was cooking by 1400Z.

WOW! The band was wall-to-wall Europe, all workable! When was the last time
that happened? Remember, I run barely 100W to a poorly tuned two-element yagi
at 35 feet, the very definition of the little pistol! At one point I had a
brief EU run going on 29.200MHz!

A weird glitch caused my VOX to stop working, forcing a reboot of all devices,
and bringing the awesome run to the close. I lost that nice CQ frequency to a
TCG brother K4RO...considering his standing I was happy to relinquish the spot.
Plus, it allowed the necessary breaks for coffee and what-not.

Ten being so good, I forgot about any of the bands for the remainder and just
had fun mostly S&Ping. I peeked at the spots late in the game so I changed
my entry class to assisted to be on the up-and-up. I considered running the 10M
Low assisted category, but this was just for fun. FUN FUN FUN!

Thank you to everyone for the QSOs. I am amazed by the skill level of the
majority of operators this weekend; they made the contest a real pleasure. Yes,
there was some wacky audio (I hope I was not one of them!) but for the most part
everything was pretty great.

All my best, and see you from PJ4 in CQ WW CW next month, and SS CW in a week!

73 Brad WF7T
Nashville, TN

Log Submitted: 1510196.cq-ww-ssb

---

IC-7600@100
40M Dipole@30'
2el tribander@35'
N1MM Classic 14.9 <- I do intend to upgrade!

(TNX PJ4DX Steve! See you soon, neighbor!)
 
KB7HDX   SOAB LP   92,5382014-10-26 18:04:02
Off and on during the weekend... 10 was great, and 15 was a hoot. Hope the
conditions hold for our W1AW/7 operation in just over a week.... hdx
 
N4CR   SOAB HP   42,4582014-10-26 18:04:18
Mostly, I was working on New Entities, Band Fills and Mode Fills.

Good band conditions late Saturday night. I could hear most everything but
Christmas Island. Got 2 new entities and 22 band fills.
 
AA1K   M/2 HP   6,297,8962014-10-26 18:05:23
Another father-son operation for CQ WW SSB.

New 10 meter yagi (5 el. at 48 feet) finally installed just a few days before
the contest and worked FB. And oh what conditions on that band! The other half
of stack will come later.

Station: Two K3 transceivers, Alpha 89, Alpha 91B amps

Antennas:
Parasitic vertical array for 160; Phased beverages for Rx
Inv. Vee at 95 feet for 80
3-el HyGain Discoverer yagi for 40m
4/4/4 stack of Hy-Gain 204BA for 20m
4/4 stack of Wilson 415M yagis for 15m
Optimized HyGain 105BA yagis for 10m; one at 100 feet, one at 48 feet (separate
towers).
 
KCØDEB   SOSB(A)/10 LP   259,8962014-10-26 18:06:21
Due to medical problems earlier in the week, I was not sure if I would be able
to work the contest.. As it turned out, I was giving the all clear on Friday
afternoon..just in time!
So, no preparation or serious thought was put into this entry, and I decided on
what to do on the fly...in other words: Jump in with both feet now, and worry
about the details later.
I made a little over 200 Q's on 40m thru 15m, before I settled on my favorite
band for SOSB.

Wow, 10m was on fire or what? 32 Zones and 115 DXCC with 100w in a single
contest..amazing! To make it even better: S0S and S79K were new ones for
me.. tnx guys, I'm all smi
 
VA7IR   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   16,2712014-10-26 18:07:23
ALWAYS FUN DOING QRP ON 20 METERS, FIGHTING WITH THE BIG BOYS.
THANKS TO ALL THAT HEARD ME AND ANSWERED,,
73,S
KEN
 
PP1CZ   SOAB HP   498,4562014-10-26 18:08:59
Thank you all for the QSOs.
Best 73 and see you in the CW edition.
PP1CZ - Leo.
 
N8XX   SOSB/10 QRP   6,7202014-10-26 18:09:27
10 was "in and out" maybe because of soloar activity? Lots of time
calling into other station's repeated CQ's.

Definitely part time - better on Sunday after many of the DX had run out of
massive pileups!

Thanks for those who picked out my signal amongst the cacophony of the 1.5+++
stations.
 
N7AT(@K8IA/N7RQ)   M/2 HP   4,607,6582014-10-26 18:10:23
With four X-class flares within a 48 hour period, but no CME, we were close to
having a complete washout. But the high SFI sure kept things interesting.
Numbers are down from the last two years, but we still had maximum fun.

A very laid back operation here this year. Lots of time for chatting and
coaching. I like that, and the ops here did too. Our newest op, Paul AE7VA, fit
right in and said he gained valuable experience. He certainly did his share!

CU next month for CQWW CW.

73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
NA1DX   SOAB(A) QRP   11,5322014-10-26 18:13:15
Was too busy this weekend to contest. I jumped on the bands a bit Sunday
morning for an hour or so. Then a bit before and after dinner Sunday. I
tested a new application Win4K3 with N1MM+, NAP3, and Ham Radio Deluxe Logger.
I added some scripts to activate the K3 DVR in N1MM+ during the contest.
 
VE3RZ   SOAB(A) HP   3,649,0732014-10-26 18:13:28
Rigs 2 X 756Pro
Amps AL80B, Drake L7 (soft tubes)
Ant:
160m Inverted L 65ft high
80m 1/4 wave vertical
40m 2 x 1/4 wave verticals phased
20-10m Kt34 @ 50ft, R5 vertical

Great conditions - what a surprise from Cycle 24!

Thanks to all for the Qs and for all who travelled to far flung places to give
us juicy DX. Safe returns.

Tony
ve3rz
 
W4KW   SOAB(A) HP   683,4362014-10-26 18:13:38
Good Contest. Great openings into Asia, etc.
Tnx to all for the contacts.
See everyone in the next contest.
73's
Bert
 
HSØZKX   SOAB(A) HP   891,2502014-10-26 18:16:20
Another yelling and screaming face off behind us. Peter,HS0ZKX
 
N7RVD   SOAB HP   116,9282014-10-26 18:17:48
Realestating got in the way of my hobbies. I still managed to play for 7 hours.
Conditions were remarkable --- 15 and 10 were open everywhere. 20 was open
everywhere Saturday night. This was a really fun contest. It's almost a shame
to bury the mic the rest of the year.
 
VE3VN   SOAB QRP   685,5082014-10-26 18:18:04
Started very slow but then the QSOs were coming in faster and faster. Had one
monster run on 10 on Sunday thanks to the great conditions. Usually SSB QRP is
pure misery, but not this time.

KX3 (5w), Explorer 14 @15m, 40-10 inv vee @14m, 80 half sloper
 
W9PA   SOAB LP   1,103,7622014-10-26 18:18:23
K3, P3, Bencher Skyhawk, Cushcraft XM-240 with DX Engineering Moxon Mod Kit,
Center-fed Doublet for 80M, Software: DXLog V2.2.2 by 9A5K
 
VY2TT(K6LA)   SOAB(A) HP   9,441,0902014-10-26 18:19:59
That was fun, except for 160 & 80 meters. Since I mostly slept during time
that would otherwise be spent on those bands, it wasn't too much of a negative
since the high bands were just so amazing.

73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT
 
N6WS   SOAB(A) LP   328,2802014-10-26 18:24:37
I was only able to work 8 hours of the contest, but it was a lot of fun. I
haven't been very active in contesting for the past couple of years. This
session reminded me of how much fun it is to jump into the pileups. I had a
slight handicapped of not having working antennas for 160, 80, & 40, but I
was still able to make three contacts on 40.

TU es 73,
Bill
 
VE3GFN   SOSB(A)/10 LP   31,2362014-10-26 18:25:08
Conditions on 10M being so phenomenal, I decided to see if I could work DXCC on
10M on a weekend, in this terrible sunspot cycle. Well, I came close!

This was the first time I'd used Assisted class in a contest, using the Telnet
feature of N1MM to find new countries. Click on the posting, the rig shifts to
that frequency and the callsign comes up in the entry window ... Star Wars!

A long way from my DX35, SX99, and manual paper logging, in 1957!
 
VE6WZ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   50,9852014-10-26 18:28:40
Casual effort this year....I was hoping to spend more time on 80m, but here in
VE6 that band was shut down for EU. I decided to spend a few hours on 40m.
About 6 hours radio time total.
100% S & P. I never called CQ. I worked 2 USA and 2 VE for mults.
Very modest conditions compared to the "better" years. EU LP was very
muted.
Some big signals from EU on Friday night local at EU SR.

2 el home-brew Yagi at 32m, FT-9000dx, Acomm-2000a...cu all in CW !!!

Ve6WZ
 
W7OLY   SOAB(A) HP   107,7092014-10-26 18:28:48
IC-7600
ALS-1300
3L SteppIR @ 55'
N1MM Logger Plus
 
NX9T   SOAB Classic HP   612,0532014-10-26 18:28:54
I had been having problems with my multi-band quad for months so didn't expect
to do much other than play for a few minutes on the low bands. Much to my
surprise: 1) 20 was really still rocking when I finally turned the rig on
Friday night and 2) my antenna was working fine-no problems! So, plans changed
and I enjoyed about 8 1/2 hours...mainly on the high bands (wow!!! 10m was in
great shape)...mostly on Saturday. Had a couple nice little runs and the rest
was S/P. Lots of fun to join in and play in this one. Yes, the bands were
packed....but that does beat the pants of dead air hiss. :)

It was great to cross paths with many friends...both old and new.

73,
Jeff NX9T
 
W6KC   SOAB(A) HP   150,2882014-10-26 18:29:12
I had a lot of practice seeing how uncompetitive my low beam is for DX...my
calls rarely got answered if anyone else was also calling. My ratio should
improve on CW so I'll be looking forward to that mode. It was my first contest
with N1MM+...Thanks for all the nice features!

K3, AL80B & N1MM+
TA33jr @ 30 Ft
40/80M Inverted-V @ 30 Ft

73, Jim W6KC
 
WB4OMM   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   34,6802014-10-26 18:29:27
 
K6SCA   SOAB HP   200,1962014-10-26 18:30:28
Somewhat limited operating time; fighting some kind of bug/virus. Had RF getting
into the audio on 80, so no go there (thought I had that gremlin licked). Got my
butt kicked all over the band on 40 last night, just too small of station.
However.....working Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Western Sahara and Ascension
Island all in the same day will make a guy feel better!
73, Steve / K6SCA
 
WC3O   SOSB/10 LP   41,9042014-10-26 18:31:52
Had fun
 
N5KF   SOAB HP   84,5602014-10-26 18:32:41
A few hours here and there, 10M was amazing, too bad I had line noise on and
off. Time to call out PEC.
 
KA4SFD   SOAB Rookie HP   788,9702014-10-26 18:35:40
I had high hopes for a good score but instead I came down with a stomach virus
and had to drop out with only 16 hours. I'll be back next year. Thanks to all
the great operators that worked me.
 
W7ZB   SOAB(A) HP   864,2602014-10-26 18:35:45
First Single Op for me in a very long time at our new QTH in the country with a
new 100+ foot tower. Thanks to the guys who helped me put it up (You know who
you are!!)

Great fun weekend! N1MM plus ran like a top and really made all that so easy.
Bands were great (for which I have working antennas ) except for the
flares……But hey, without spots we wouldn’t still be rocking hot on 10
meters. 15 was my money band. Great propagation to most of the world. Great
worldwide participation! Thanks to those who worked me, thanks to those who
traveled to make some juicy ones possible, and thanks for a very courteous
contest.
 
N4DU   SOAB Classic HP   212,0582014-10-26 18:39:09
500w into A3S tri-bander and Inv-L

Thanks for the qso's.

Jim
 
W4EE   SOAB(A) LP   189,0072014-10-26 18:43:35
TS-440S w/G5RV
N1MM logger
Tnx for the Q's,
73, Jim
 
KC9UJS   SOAB(A) LP   158,5742014-10-26 18:43:48
Part time off and on effort.

Station: IC-735 (my backup rig), Hex Beam, and 80M Loop 100W
 
W9VQ   SOAB(A) LP   187,2202014-10-26 18:45:39
Wheeeeeee! Fun contest!
 
WB5EIN   SOAB Classic LP   171,3082014-10-26 18:45:43
With my lower power station and simple antenna (Windom at 35 feet), it was
extremely hard to break through to calling stations, particularly until Sunday
afternoon on 15 and 10. Sometimes, I would time myself to see how long it took
to work a station. There were times when I would call for 20+ minutes!

You might ask why I didn't move on. Well, in addition to working multiplier
stations, I was listening and learning from top-notch operators.

I was scheduled to be another op again at superstation, NQ4I; however, a
conflict arose that prevented my being there this time. Believe me....it's a
WHOLE LOT different using 50-75 watts and a Windom rather than those massive
stacks and powerful rigs/amps at Rick's place!

All in all, it was enjoyable. My main interest is CW, so I'm looking forward
to the next iteration of this test.

Many thanks to all the great operators around the world who picked my puny
signal out of the racket. It's great to make and meet friends via the
airwaves.

73,

--Dr. Larry S. Anderson, WB5EIN
Tupelo, Mississippi (birthplace of Elvis!)
 
N5AW   SOAB LP   2,804,8022014-10-26 18:45:56
Well below my 2013 score primarily because I never could establish a run on ten
meters the first day. Not sure why but may have been I just did not persist
long enough. No one tunes anymore so you need to get spotted to get anything
going. Anyway Sunday was much better with a 150 QSO hour and a sustained rate
over 100 for over 2 hours. Conditions seemed comparable to last year so can't
use "poor conditions" for an excuse.
 
PY1PL(@PY1NB)   SOAB LP   412,3282014-10-26 18:46:31
Many Thanks PY1NB for you station. BIG STATION.
 
K4TOJ   SOAB Classic LP   63,7562014-10-26 18:49:43
Great contest! Bands were awesome this year. Used a TS-590S with a Carolina
Windom Compact 80 at 10M. Thanks to all who returned my call.
 
6Y4K(@6Y5WJ)   M/S HP   9,436,6462014-10-26 18:50:41
Condx were not the bast and probably the M and X flares caused the problem.
When I operated I did not hear any UA9 and worked only a very few (3 or 4) UA3
stations and one UA1. It is quite unusual from this place. 160 and 80 was very
noisy.
Our mult station had only dipoles and that was not enough in this kind of
condx.
I was surprised to hear so many YL stations and that is great.
Thanks for the nice contacts. See you next time.

73 es DX

Team 6Y4K
VE3NZ, VE3NE, 6Y5WJ and XYL Jenny
 
K7WP   SOAB HP   100,0802014-10-26 18:53:13
FT1000MP/ AL811H/ Force12 6BA @ 70'/ Mosley CL33 @ 30'/N1MM

Very limited time...very nice prop. Those two don't go together too well.

A few points for the AZ Outlaws...

73, John K7WP ..
 
W7WZ   SOAB HP   1,224,8662014-10-26 18:58:08
Thanks to all who participated!
 
WX3B   M/M HP   12,751,4252014-10-26 18:58:35
A new record for this contest at WX3B...AND a new record number of QSOs in a
contest for my team!

Record high band conditions (for us) and a change in our plans at the last
minute gave me 24 hours to pull together a casual Multi/Multi team for this
contest.

I was very fortunate to have young Nick, a new PVRC member KK4ODQ (age 18!)
join our team...along with his Dad Curt (KK4ODR) for the weekend.

Nick arrived at 10:15am Saturday, sat down in a chair with zero training or
initiation....and with the exception of a few hours of sleep Saturday night, he
stayed IN THE CHAIR most of the time until late Sunday afternoon. Great work,
Nick....we know you will do BIG THINGS for PVRC in your future!!

Bill, K3WI did the early morning shift both days and basically lit 10 meters on
FIRE!! A little after noon Saturday there were about 1,000 QSOs in the log.
Very strong work, Bill!! Bill also came back and rattled off hundreds of QSOs
Sunday morning and made it look easy. I have to say the natural rhythm Bill
adopts when dealing with the dense pileups makes it look and sound easy - which
is particularly impressive since Bill considers himself mostly a CW operator!

Andrew AC6WI took the long ride to Taneytown and enjoyed some good...and not so
good runs. He finally did get a turn on some open bands after suffering with a
rather slow 40 meters at WX3B. Andrew also provided the much needed ride to go
food shopping...something that desperately needed to be done for weekend
service. All of us agreed that Andrew's voice needs to be left on the voice
keyer for the next contest, and Andrew definitely won the "voice of
america" award for best audio in the contest.

Tom K3AJ was here to help kick off the contest Friday night and he did both
Friday and Saturday night until the very early morning hours.

Ted WA3AER was our scheduled Sunday man - he arrived early in the morning and
toughed it out until the very end. Ted made sure that last QSO in 10
meters....happened to be a needed MULTIPLIER!!

Bob W3IDT also arrived Saturday afternoon in time to play late night radio with
our group!! Bob has been to WX3B for other events including the popular K2F 13
colony event.


Eric, N3TD made a return visit to WX3B Sunday morning and was handsomely
rewarded with one good opportunity to run on 10 meters after K3WI departed!

Band conditions were excellent this weekend, particularly on the high bands.
The solar flares (there were several?) kept us on our toes. The bands died
mid-day Saturday....particularly 15 & 20. Sunday morning's high band
openings were later than we expected.

Many thanks to our radio friends around the world who keep this contest so
interesting. I DO appreciate everyone's enthusiasm when the work us. It was
treat to run into several USA friends I haven't talked to in a very long time
and fun to take a couple minutes to catch up.

73!

Jim Nitzberg WX3B
 
N3MX   SOAB(A) HP   1,477,0682014-10-26 19:04:27
Amazing conditions!
 
N4RV   SOAB(A) HP   2,613,4492014-10-26 19:10:09
Had to miss both morning runs, so decided to do a S&P + packet operation.
Excellent high band conditions...might be the best for a LONG time. :{

Lots of activity and great to talk to many good friends..

Jack N4RV
 
KQØC   SOAB HP   1,239,4722014-10-26 19:14:29
I had a blast. Even got two nights of good sleep because the low bands were so
tough. All the real action seemed to be on 10 meters. Very very little from
Africa. Never could get runs going but still got 123 different countries in one
weekend.
 
N9TF   SOAB Classic LP   615,0872014-10-26 19:15:49
Positives, excellent band conditions. Lots and lots of DX to pick through. Had a
great time S&Ping my way through the thick, very thick at times, wall of
stations, one on top of the other. That part was painful. (Give me CW contest
any day!) Negatives, Many ops need to test out their mic gain and audio quality
before contest weekend and maybe cut back the mic gain a bit. Found myself going
back into log to make corrections several times when other station said worked
before! Then there were many, and I mean many stations that went on for ever
weeding through many callers and not identifying. To those who do this,
especially for long periods of time, that's just bad operating. I usually
waited five contacts for the DX station to identify before qsying up or down to
find another station.
Other than those negatives, it was a lot of fun. I set out with a couple of
goals in mind, minimum of 500 Q's, and score a personal best for this contest.
I chose to play in the "Classic" category, and work stations the old
fashioned way, just tuning up and down the bands. I did try calling a few
times, mainly on 10m, but I usually got bumped around, a lot! 100 watts and a
low 2 element triband don't hold a freq for very long :( S&Pd my way up and
down the bands, looking for new calls. After the first couple of layers, it got
tougher to pull stations out of the QRM. I feel like I have a head cold, but
I'm sure it's still all the ringing in my ears from all that squaking riddled
through my ears! 10m was a blast. I don't ever remember a time when I heard
some many signals on that band and so high in the band, at least as high as
29.250 mid morning Sunday morning.
Had a lot of fun. Now gotta get ready for SS next weekend! Logging program good
and ready and working. CW presets programmed and working. Ready to go!!

Station conditions: Icom IC-756PROIII 100 watts, TH2-MK3 2 element triband at
37' and 80m OCF dipole at 35' apex.

73 Gene, N9TF
 
W5PR   SOSB/10 HP   981,6002014-10-26 19:18:27
Conditions were great, but there were periods off and on of high absorption that
slowed the rate. My high, rotary antenna was out which limited the effort to
mainly CQing. Total score and contacts just under last year. Seven hours over
100 rate and a 200 hour Sunday morning. Also had a weird wiring problem on a
stackmatch. Top antenna would "chatter" like the relay was not
making good contact. Some RF would stop it for a few seconds. If I selected
upper and bottom antennas together it would drop out completely... Will get it
all repaired before 10m contest. Last EU on Sunday at 2136Z, very late for
Texas...

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

NA 0 0 0 0 0 266 266 12.1
OC 0 0 0 0 0 78 78 3.5
AS 0 0 0 0 0 354 354 16.1
SA 0 0 0 0 0 155 155 7.0
AF 0 0 0 0 0 31 31 1.4
EU 0 0 0 0 0 1315 1315 59.8

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

3B8 1 1
3D2 1 1
4O 1 1
4X 2 2
5B 4 4
5H 1 1
6W 1 1
6Y 2 2
8P 2 2
9A 23 23
9K 2 2
9M2 2 2
A7 2 2
BV 2 2
BY 17 17
C6 1 1
CE 19 19
CM 2 2
CN 2 2
CT 15 15
CU 1 1
CX 4 4
DL 237 237
DU 5 5
E5/s 1 1
E7 4 4
EA 95 95
EA6 2 2
EA8 6 6
EA9 2 2
EI 14 14
ER 6 6
ES 5 5
EU 8 8
F 65 65
FM 2 2
FO/m 1 1
FR 1 1
FY 1 1
G 108 108
GD 1 1
GI 15 15
GM 18 18
GW 14 14
HA 23 23
HB 15 15
HB0 1 1
HC 1 1
HI 1 1
HK 2 2
HL 6 6
HP 1 1
HS 5 5
HZ 1 1
I 141 141
IS 3 3
IT9 15 15
J3 1 1
J6 1 1
J7 1 1
JA 302 302
K 98 98
KH0 2 2
KH2 1 1
KH6 18 18
KH8 1 1
KL 9 9
KP2 3 3
KP4 8 8
LA 5 5
LU 31 31
LX 2 2
LY 11 11
LZ 12 12
OA 2 2
OD 2 2
OE 15 15
OH 14 14
OH0 1 1
OK 35 35
OM 13 13
ON 31 31
OZ 16 16
P4 4 4
PA 63 63
PJ2 1 1
PJ4 1 1
PY 79 79
S0 1 1
S5 21 21
S7 1 1
SM 24 24
SP 63 63
SV 10 10
SV9 1 1
TA 1 1
TA1 2 2
TG 1 1
TI 3 3
TK 1 1
UA 53 53
UA2 3 3
UA9 5 5
UR 40 40
V4 1 1
V5 1 1
V8 1 1
VE 122 122
VK 27 27
VK9L 1 1
VP8 1 1
VR 1 1
XE 4 4
YB 9 9
YL 2 2
YN 1 1
YO 26 26
YS 1 1
YU 18 18
YV 6 6
Z3 3 3
ZD8 1 1
ZF 1 1
ZK3 1 1
ZL 9 9
ZP 3 3
ZS 13 13

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 102/28 102/28 102/28
D1-0100Z - - - - - 29/9 29/9 131/37
D1-0200Z - - - - - 1/0 1/0 132/37
41
D1-0300Z - - - - - - 0/0 132/37
60
D1-0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 132/37
60
D1-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 132/37
60
D1-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 132/37
60
D1-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 132/37
60
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 132/37
60
D1-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 132/37
60
D1-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 132/37
60
D1-1100Z - - - - - 1/2 1/2 133/39
54
D1-1200Z - - - - - 46/27 46/27 179/66
D1-1300Z - - - - - 200/29 200/29 379/95
D1-1400Z - - - - - 157/4 157/4 536/99
D1-1500Z - - - - - 112/0 112/0 648/99
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 131/4 131/4 779/103
D1-1700Z - - - - - 28/11 28/11 807/114
D1-1800Z - - - - - 48/9 48/9 855/123
D1-1900Z - - - - - 53/3 53/3 908/126
D1-2000Z - - - - - 49/4 49/4 957/130
D1-2100Z - - - - - 66/0 66/0 1023/130
D1-2200Z - - - - - 42/3 42/3 1065/133
D1-2300Z - - - - - 76/3 76/3 1141/136
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 91/1 91/1 1232/137
D2-0100Z - - - - - 45/3 45/3 1277/140
D2-0200Z - - - - - 1/0 1/0 1278/140
55
D2-0300Z - - - - - - 0/0 1278/140
60
D2-0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 1278/140
60
D2-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 1278/140
60
D2-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 1278/140
60
D2-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 1278/140
60
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1278/140
60
D2-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 1278/140
60
D2-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 1278/140
60
D2-1100Z - - - - - - 0/0 1278/140
60
D2-1200Z - - - - - 47/4 47/4 1325/144
21
D2-1300Z - - - - - 172/2 172/2 1497/146
D2-1400Z - - - - - 129/0 129/0 1626/146
D2-1500Z - - - - - 92/5 92/5 1718/151
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 94/0 94/0 1812/151
D2-1700Z - - - - - 84/1 84/1 1896/152
D2-1800Z - - - - - 60/2 60/2 1956/154
D2-1900Z - - - - - 60/1 60/1 2016/155
D2-2000Z - - - - - 36/1 36/1 2052/156
D2-2100Z - - - - - 57/3 57/3 2109/159
D2-2200Z - - - - - 44/1 44/1 2153/160
D2-2300Z - - - - - 46/0 46/0 2199/160

Total: 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2199/160
 
XQ1UIC   SOSB(A)/20 LP   114,2662014-10-26 19:19:54
GOOD CONTEST !!

STATION KENWOOOD TS-850S 80 WATTS ANTENNA TWO ELEMENTS MONOBAND 20 METERS.
MORE INFORMATION IN QRZ.COM

73s
 
NT6X   SOAB(A) HP   277,8842014-10-26 19:21:17
Got beat up pretty good in this one using 190w and 43' vertical. The antenna
just didn't cut it this year from W6, especially on 10m. Would have done some
serious damage with any kind of tribander!

73,

Mike, NT6X
 
TG9AJR   SOSB(A)/10 LP   631,9522014-10-26 19:24:11
Great contest had a great time, besides some family activities. Thanks for
everyone for the QSOs.
 
W2TF   SOAB LP   1,049,6352014-10-26 19:25:34
Just ONCE, would like to have the station(with whatever antenna's), along with a
well rested operator, all ready to go prior to contest.
 
K2WK   SOAB(A) LP   233,2402014-10-26 19:26:12
100w & dipoles all S&P. That was fun.
 
N1YX   SOAB(A) HP   1,621,4242014-10-26 19:28:48
I started late on Friday and kind of had low morale, but Saturday morning the
10m was absolutely full of stations. After doing the customary S&P sweep, I
parked around 28700 and decided to run for a while. With all the excitement I
did not even bother with DVK - bad decision. After about 200 Qs hour my voice
had failed and I just could not run anymore. With whatever left of it I
programmed the DVK and did silent S&P from that moment on. Obviously, wide
10m band was everybody's favorite this weekend. Which got me thinking, perhaps
we can put some wheels in motion and try to widen some of particularly narrow
bands, like 20m and 40m. I don't know, perhaps military uses some of the SW
bands, so it maybe just not going to happen. I know that broadcasting on the SW
is really down. Most of heavy broadcasters abandoned SW, and on every given day
the bands are pretty much empty. Just a thought.
K3 + ALS-600 + N1MM
10-15-20: KT34A at about 50ft
40-80: 154ft doublet at about 50ft
 
KG4V(N1EN)   SOAB(A) LP   772,9272014-10-26 19:29:05
So, did someone swap the 10m and CQWW phone contests, and not tell me?

The good:
* 10 meters!

The bad:
* Solar flares. I grabbed this plot near the end of the test, to save for
posterity's sake: http://www.n1en.org/Documents/Xray.gif

* My parents' sense of humor. They live 1200 miles away. They also find it
amusing to show up unnanounced for a visit. So, during the contest, I get
this text message, "why is that antenna turning?"

It seems that they haven't gotten the memo that there are a few weekends of the
year that I try to reserve as "me" time.....


Ah well. I had fun, even if it was a phone contest. Hope we can have the flux
sans flares for the real contest in a few weeks.

Station:

K3, Hexbeam @ 7 meters, 40m Delta Loop, 80m Carolina Windom @ 20m, 160m
Carolina Windom @ 12m, N1MM+ logger
 
AD4ES   M/S HP   2,695,7922014-10-26 19:31:57
Great time with some seasoned and beginner contesters. Disappointing
performance on 75 with a 43 foot center loaded vertical sitting on 10,000
square foot metal roof. Great conditions on 10 and 15 meters, as well as 20
meters.
Radio: Yaesu FTdx5000 with Expert 2K-FA amplifier into SteppIR 3 El 40 - 6M at
55 feet, and the "highly modified" GAP Voyager vertical for RUN
station, and IC-756 Pro-3 with AL572 amplifier into Butternut Multi-Band
Vertical
 
N8UM   SOAB(A) HP   1,346,6242014-10-26 19:32:06
When I look out my shack window I see the 4 sticks of 7 ft tall aluminum tubing
that is my 10 meter antenna. They sit 40 feet from my K3. WOW, what great
conditions. If there were flares or blackouts this weekend, I missed them.
Outstanding conditions on all bands.

I think of 1000 guys around the world that spent the last 10 years investing
and building big 10 meter antennas and then worried if they would ever get to
use them. NOT! 10 meters has rewarded us even with the threat of a Maunder
Minimum!

N1MM Plus worked well and was fun to use.
 
VE7GL   M/S HP   6,222,1482014-10-26 19:37:52
Windstorm knocked down our 80M four square Saturday evening. Ugh... 80M and 160M
was pretty horrible out here this contest but it was still a loss.
 
YS1/NP3J(JA6WFM)   SOSB/10 LP   919,3602014-10-26 19:37:59
TS-590S 2ele HB9CV
N1MM Voice memory(TS-590)
Enjoying the contest
was good prop to EU at morning time
but not good to NA at after noon
see you next WW CW
op JA6WFM
Hiro
 
KG7H   SOAB HP   1,801,6252014-10-26 19:39:30
Great conditions all bands. Score just a whisker under last score (2012). I took
more breaks this year. Sudden short path to EU opening on 10 meters (as opposed
to normal side scatter path) was a nice surprise. Thank you to all the JA's I
worked, they gave me my QSO volume and without them I would have had a mediocre
score. Thanks to all who worked me, and those who tried.

73 de Craig KG7H
 
WB6JJJ   SOAB HP   193,6982014-10-26 19:41:15
It was great to see 10 Meters so full of QSOs - all the way past 28.7 MHz. Lots
of Central and South America along with the Pacific - not much from Europe for
me though.
This was all S&P since I could not muster up enough energy to concentrate
and deal with my wife's and my cold this weekend...
Still a fun contest.
Bill
WB6JJJ
 
K7FA   SOAB HP   274,0852014-10-26 19:42:35
Rig: K3, Alpha-9500
Sfw: N1MM ver.14.4.0
Casual Operation. All S&P for Cherry-picking DXCC entities.
 
KC9UHH   SOAB(A) LP   52,9102014-10-26 19:42:59
Tried out my new beam! Last year's score was 2240 on my G5RV-Jr. Casual
operating this year, on & off throughout the weekend, and I decided to go
"assisted" and alternate between dialing up and down the bands and
catching whomever I could, to stalking new countries that showed up on the
cluster. It worked for me. 21 new countries.
 
JA5FDJ   SOSB/15 HP   1,207,1402014-10-26 19:43:46
Great weekend again and Thanks for all QSO's.

Hope to come back in the CW part.

Shin, JA5FDJ
 
N9RV   SOAB HP   5,528,9792014-10-26 19:47:34
Station worked OK. A few nagging problems required an outdoor fix Sat morning,
but it wasn't super distracting. The first day was only so-so, but the second
day was great. 80/160 never were good, never heard an EU on 80 and never got
out of the continent on 160.

Thanks to the JA activity! Don't know what we'd do without you out here in the
Northwest. Never really got EU going anyplace the first day, had a few glimmers
of runs on 15 the second day. JA on Sat night was the best I have ever heard.
That was fun!

Thanks to W9CF for getting TR-Log/Linux going on SSB. Was able to use the
sound card and it worked flawlessly.

Only mytery moment was the last hour of the contest when I was running on 10
and tuning on 20. I looked up and suddenly noticed that the run rig was on
15!! I called a few CQ's with the rig on 15 and the amp on 10. Not good! But
it survived. Somehow I must have hit the command strokes to change bands on TR
Log (something I never do -- I use the band switch).

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

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

--> TX7G has an unknown country prefix.
--> TX7G has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO2A has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 0 27 121 148 148 3.9
0100 0 0 0 9 139 36 184 332 8.7
0200 0 0 0 15 142 0 157 489 12.9
0300 0 0 14 21 53 0 88 577 15.2
0400 0 1 38 2 0 0 41 618 16.3
0500 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 621 16.3
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 621 16.3
0700 4 11 37 2 0 0 54 675 17.8
0800 0 4 102 0 0 0 106 781 20.5
0900 0 13 43 0 0 0 56 837 22.0
1000 0 1 12 0 0 0 13 850 22.4
1100 0 2 81 0 0 0 83 933 24.5
1200 0 6 109 0 0 0 115 1048 27.6
1300 0 11 47 4 1 0 63 1111 29.2
1400 0 0 0 57 29 6 92 1203 31.6
1500 0 0 0 43 24 15 82 1285 33.8
1600 0 0 0 6 26 12 44 1329 35.0
1700 0 0 0 0 16 97 113 1442 37.9
1800 0 0 0 6 13 77 96 1538 40.5
1900 0 0 0 23 45 23 91 1629 42.8
2000 0 0 0 37 29 5 71 1700 44.7
2100 0 0 0 105 1 22 128 1828 48.1
2200 0 0 0 5 90 57 152 1980 52.1
2300 0 0 0 0 4 172 176 2156 56.7
0000 0 0 0 0 4 167 171 2327 61.2
0100 0 0 0 3 60 64 127 2454 64.5
0200 0 0 1 7 111 0 119 2573 67.7
0300 0 0 26 17 12 0 55 2628 69.1
0400 1 1 39 6 0 0 47 2675 70.4
0500 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 2685 70.6
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2685 70.6
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2685 70.6
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2685 70.6
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2685 70.6
1000 2 4 59 0 0 0 65 2750 72.3
1100 0 3 75 0 0 0 78 2828 74.4
1200 3 5 67 5 0 0 80 2908 76.5
1300 0 34 32 5 0 0 71 2979 78.4
1400 0 1 22 12 10 0 45 3024 79.5
1500 0 0 0 56 31 0 87 3111 81.8
1600 0 0 0 17 71 1 89 3200 84.2
1700 0 0 0 6 123 2 131 3331 87.6
1800 0 0 0 1 65 46 112 3443 90.6
1900 0 0 0 30 24 12 66 3509 92.3
2000 0 0 0 45 16 10 71 3580 94.2
2100 0 0 0 29 6 27 62 3642 95.8
2200 0 0 0 40 2 25 67 3709 97.6
2300 0 0 0 15 8 70 93 3802 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 97 815 629 1182 1067 3802

Gross QSOs=3842 Dupes=40 Net QSOs=3802

Unique callsigns worked = 2987

The best 60 minute rate was 204/hour from 0120 to 0219
The best 30 minute rate was 218/hour from 0119 to 0148
The best 10 minute rate was 264/hour from 0002 to 0011

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 1 times.
6 QSOs/minute 9 times.
5 QSOs/minute 29 times.
4 QSOs/minute 130 times.
3 QSOs/minute 353 times.
2 QSOs/minute 622 times.
1 QSOs/minute 773 times.

There were 851 bandchanges and 399 (10.5%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 11 51 108 126 123 243 662 17.4
South America 0 5 12 34 33 128 212 5.6
Europe 0 0 114 373 392 117 996 26.2
Asia 0 36 512 64 567 493 1672 44.0
Africa 0 0 5 23 23 16 67 1.8
Oceania 1 5 63 9 43 69 190 5.0
??? 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 97 815 629 1182 1067 3802

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 29
4 668
5 958
6 2094
7 8
8 34
9 9
10 2

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
3D2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
3W 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
4L 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4O 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
4W 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
4X 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
5B 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
5H 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5R 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6Y 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0.1
8P 1 1 0 2 0 1 5 0.1
9A 0 0 4 8 9 2 23 0.6
9K 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9M2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.1
9M6 0 0 1 0 1 3 5 0.1
9V 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
A7 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
BV 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
BY 0 0 9 1 37 39 86 2.3
C3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
C9 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
CE 0 0 0 5 2 23 30 0.8
CE9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
CM 1 2 1 3 1 2 10 0.3
CN 0 0 2 3 4 2 11 0.3
CT 0 0 1 2 5 6 14 0.4
CT3 0 0 1 0 3 1 5 0.1
CU 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
CX 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0.1
DL 0 0 6 46 67 3 122 3.2
DU 0 0 13 0 6 8 27 0.7
E5/s 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
E7 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
EA 0 0 5 18 21 27 71 1.9
EA6 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 0.1
EA8 0 0 1 4 5 3 13 0.3
EI 0 0 1 7 7 3 18 0.5
EL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ER 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
ES 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
EU 0 0 0 2 4 0 6 0.2
EX 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
F 0 0 3 20 21 13 57 1.5
FK 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FM 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0.1
FR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FY 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
G 0 0 4 27 21 23 75 2.0
GD 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
GI 0 0 0 3 2 1 6 0.2
GJ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
GM 0 0 1 3 3 2 9 0.2
GU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
GW 0 0 0 2 2 3 7 0.2
HA 0 0 3 5 6 2 16 0.4
HB 0 0 1 6 4 0 11 0.3
HB0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HC 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.1
HI 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
HK 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.2
HL 0 0 5 0 10 7 22 0.6
HP 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
HS 0 0 0 2 3 7 12 0.3
HZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
I 0 0 12 33 34 2 81 2.1
IS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
*IT9 0 0 2 5 6 10 23 0.6
J3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
J6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
JA 0 36 484 28 465 417 1430 37.6
JD/o 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
JW 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
K 4 9 63 54 58 145 333 8.8
KG4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
KH0 0 1 2 1 2 1 7 0.2
KH2 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.1
KH6 1 3 5 1 5 14 29 0.8
KH8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
KL 1 1 5 3 8 9 27 0.7
KP2 0 1 0 1 3 2 7 0.2
KP4 0 1 3 3 1 3 11 0.3
LA 0 0 3 8 5 0 16 0.4
LU 0 0 0 4 4 34 42 1.1
LX 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
LY 0 0 2 5 6 1 14 0.4
LZ 0 0 1 2 4 0 7 0.2
OA 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.1
OE 0 0 0 4 6 0 10 0.3
OH 0 0 3 30 13 0 46 1.2
OH0 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
OK 0 0 1 4 8 1 14 0.4
OM 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
ON 0 0 2 10 7 4 23 0.6
OY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OZ 0 0 1 2 7 0 10 0.3
P4 0 1 3 0 3 2 9 0.2
PA 0 0 1 10 15 4 30 0.8
PJ2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
PJ4 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
PY 0 0 1 16 11 51 79 2.1
PZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S5 0 0 5 11 9 1 26 0.7
SM 0 0 9 16 12 2 39 1.0
SP 0 0 2 5 30 0 37 1.0
SV 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.1
T8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
*TA1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TF 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
TI 0 1 0 1 1 2 5 0.1
TK 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
UA 0 0 15 50 8 0 73 1.9
UA2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
UA9 0 0 10 21 32 13 76 2.0
UN 0 0 2 4 2 0 8 0.2
UR 0 0 9 4 17 1 31 0.8
V2 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
V3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
V4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
V5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
V8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VE 3 26 28 48 43 61 209 5.5
VK 0 0 11 1 2 15 29 0.8
VK9L 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
VP5 0 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.2
VP9 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
VR 0 0 1 0 2 2 5 0.1
VU 0 0 0 4 4 0 8 0.2
XE 1 2 2 2 3 5 15 0.4
XW 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
YB 0 0 30 3 18 12 63 1.7
YL 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0.1
YN 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
YO 0 0 4 2 5 0 11 0.3
YS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
YU 0 0 2 3 9 2 16 0.4
YV 0 1 3 3 3 4 14 0.4
Z3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
ZD7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ZD8 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
ZF 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
ZK3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZL 0 0 0 1 5 6 12 0.3
ZP 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 0.2
ZS 0 0 1 9 7 7 24 0.6
??? 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 97 815 629 1182 1067 3802

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
25 0 36 489 28 475 424 1452 38.2
14 0 0 39 184 206 94 523 13.8
15 0 0 43 124 141 21 329 8.7
04 3 12 38 36 53 96 238 6.3
05 1 4 19 26 32 107 189 5.0
16 0 0 25 56 31 1 113 3.0
03 3 19 35 35 13 4 109 2.9
24 0 0 11 1 40 40 92 2.4
11 0 0 1 16 13 55 85 2.2
28 0 0 32 3 22 21 78 2.1
08 2 9 9 15 9 15 59 1.6
13 0 0 0 4 5 37 46 1.2
09 0 4 10 8 12 11 45 1.2
27 0 1 15 2 10 13 41 1.1
18 0 0 5 7 23 4 39 1.0
01 1 1 5 7 10 9 33 0.9
31 1 3 6 1 5 16 32 0.8
33 0 0 4 7 13 7 31 0.8
12 0 0 0 5 2 23 30 0.8
30 0 1 8 2 3 13 27 0.7
20 0 0 5 5 17 0 27 0.7
17 0 0 3 19 4 0 26 0.7
38 0 0 1 9 7 8 25 0.7
19 0 0 4 0 8 9 21 0.6
32 0 0 0 1 5 10 16 0.4
06 1 2 2 2 3 5 15 0.4
26 0 0 0 3 3 9 15 0.4
07 0 3 0 3 2 6 14 0.4
22 0 0 0 4 4 0 8 0.2
29 0 0 4 0 0 3 7 0.2
40 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 0.2
10 0 1 0 1 1 2 5 0.1
02 0 1 0 2 1 1 5 0.1
21 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.1
36 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 0.1
37 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
39 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
23 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
35 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 97 815 629 1182 1067 3802

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2407
2 bands 410
3 bands 121
4 bands 35
5 bands 12
6 bands 2

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

KL7RA KH7XX

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 5 28 478 406 763 727
 
OM1II(JARO)   SOSB/10 LP   136,2062014-10-26 19:48:13
TS-590 / 100Watts
Cushcraft A4S / 15m UP
 
WA7YXY   SOAB(A) LP   17,2002014-10-26 19:49:00
It was great fun! My thanks to CQ and all the participants.
 
AE7DW   SOAB(A) LP   173,4602014-10-26 19:49:46
TX: FT897 @ 100w
ANT: JTV680 @ ~25' (rooftop)
LOGGER: N1MM (classic)

Rookie Overlay
 
N7IR   SOAB LP   811,0622014-10-26 19:49:55
This score is just a little higher than the one I made last year in only 24
hours. Since 10 meters was so hot this year the other two day light bands
suffered from lack of occupation and poor propagation. The solar flares didn't
help either.

Wasted a lot of op time in pileups. LP SSB is worse in this regard than QRP CW
since the timing and frequency offset tricks used in the latter don't translate
to the former.

Despite the challenges a good time.

Thanks for the contacts and your patience.

73
Gary, N7IR
 
KT4Q   SOAB(A) HP   16,2692014-10-26 19:55:34
Just spent a few hours chasing DX when I had the opportunity. Condx seemed
fantastic.
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   907,8762014-10-26 19:56:07
Just 20 hours invested this time as bands were not playing well at all. M-class
flares and lousy auroral paths made for terrible conditions, with 10M and 15M
virtually useless over the pole and not very good domestically either.

Mults were down by one-third from last year's totals, despite much more
searching this time. Biggest disappointments were 40M with lousy EU access and
10M with 100 fewer Qs and 30 fewer countries than last year.

No F, G or I stations on 20M -- an indicator of horrendous propagation.

80M was about the same as 2012, and less than half the Qs and mults of last
year.

Another disappointing contest weekend at what should be peak two of the solar
cycle. At least we won't have grown too accustomed to 10M by the time the
bottom falls out of this one.

Thanks to the Stateside ops who provided great pace during a few long runs.
They were the highlights of the contest here.

Must wonder about a few notable Eastern European stations who are consistently
20 over here but can't hear a thing in return.

Footswitch already put away. CW Sweepstakes next and I can hardly wait.

Annual progress...

2014: 1562 87 176 907,876 SFI=217 A=11 K=2
2013: 1691 115 277 1,690,304 SFI=165 A= 2 K=1
2012: 1794 101 255 1,550,736 SFI=131 A= 4 K=1
2011: 1604 105 243 1,307,088 SFI=126 A= 4 K=2
2010: 1156 82 158 637,440 SFI= 86 A= 4 K=1
2009: 1030 61 130 434,525 SFI= 74 A=17 K=4
2008: 1080 73 154 559,101 SFI= 68 A= 1 K=0
2007: 349 54 97 123,367 SFI= 67 A=14 K=4
2004: 167 38 61 39,303
2003: 46 11 22 4,356
2002: 12 8 9 493
 
W6JK   SOAB HP   319,6582014-10-26 19:57:15
Made 5BWAC for the first time this weekend. Been trying for 30 years!
 
KH6/NN7SS(K6UFO)   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   1,0562014-10-26 19:59:13
I had used this KH6 station remotely for JARTS RTTY, so I thought I'd
try it during CQ WW SSB too. I noticed in the CQ WW Records for
Oceania there was no entry in SO QRP (A) 20m or 40m. I only planned
to operate a few hours the first day, so 20m would work better for me
than 40m. I setup the remote equipment early Friday and tested it
on the target site and another site. All seemed well.

At the opening bell, 20m wasn't really open from KH6 to anywhere. The
few USA and Caribbean I could hear were weak and running stations
louder than me, so at QRP I couldn't get noticed. So, time for a break...
I checked the propagation maps and with SFI 218, the MUF around
Hawaii was over 40 MHz - not good for 20m band :) The X Class Flare
just 2 hours earlier wasn't helping either.

An hour later conditions were much better and I worked zones 3, 4,
5 and 31. No luck getting through the early pileups to the Caribbean
or South America DX. I guess being QRP and 2,000 miles from
anybody makes pileup busting difficult.

At 03Z conditions were fairly normal, and I put 12 more countries in the
log. Then I shutdown so my wife could get some sleep without me
"yelling" into the radio...

I checked at 13Z still night in Hawaii) and heard only weak South
Americans, two middling VK's, and extremely weak Europeans.
Oops, there had been another X Class Flare at 17Z. At 18Z only a
few weak stations. Still no loud, new stations at 22Z.

Better signals at 02z like the FR/DJ7RJ station, but I couldn't break
the pileup QRP.

My operator time ran out. I had worked my 14 Countries, 8 Zones for
the possible first entry and record for Oceania, SO QRP (A) 20m.
Clearly, the high solar flux conditions favored 10m (or higher) for
activity, but at least I filled in the entry book.
 
KD5UVV   SOAB HP   637,6952014-10-26 20:01:36
This was my first CQ WW contest and I had a lot of fun, but kind of burned out
towards the end. Only used end fed wire and Gap Challenger vertical running
around 1KW most of the time. Didn't really use the cluster at all but it was on
and running at the bottom of my logging program the first day, so when ahead and
claimed it in the "class" section.

Didn't hear anything on 80 or 160 meters from my QTH the nights I checked.

Station:

Kenwood TS-940S and TL-922

I'll be back next year hopefully. 73
 
YV1KK   SOSB(A)/10 LP   1,576,2242014-10-26 20:02:04
My firts World Wide Contest from my new QTH at 2000 MTS above sea level using
100w and 5 Element monoband YAGI home made (YV1KK), 33 hours operation, see you
in the next Contest 73 YV1KK
 
N1CC   SOAB(A) LP   1,001,1122014-10-26 20:07:08
Elecraft K3/100 to Force 12 C3 @64', 80/40M Fan Dipoles - one E-W and one N-S,
160M Inverted L with two elevated radials.

Second CQWW SSB cycle from new location. More than doubled last years
"great" performance in the final score. 10-Meters came through like
a "champ" and again dominated my QSO/Country/Zone attainment. The
improvements to the 160-80-40 setup did better, however, were lost in the dust
of great conditions - albiet somewhat jerky with 1- and 2-hour blackouts due to
the solar conditions.

DXCC was fairly easy on 10-Meters - and was last-year's missed goal! Double
the score from 2013 that was 3X the score in 2012. No business travel this
year so was able to put in more time.

Can I do the same improvement rate next month on CW? We will see!
 
KE4KMG   SOAB HP   18,2812014-10-26 20:08:14
Well, its like this, I worked countries which I needed for my DXCC award first!
Searched and Pounced for them. When I could not find any I worked other
stations. I truly hope the stations which indicated their on LOTW actually are!
Worked 2 in Philippines, worked prior send card and $$ never got anything.
Hummm Worked Svalbard, Mongolia which I never hear on the bands and Palau
among with Mayotte, Marshall Is, Tokelau Is, Thailand, and Laos. So this will
help in my DXCC awards. 10,15,20 were wide open late. Heard more noise on
40,80,160 than anything. Great Contest and Thanks to all whom took part!
 
NI7R   SOAB(A) HP   161,5882014-10-26 20:08:21
Even though 10 meters was the hot band, it was still a struggle at times with my
temporary 10 meter dipole, which was only 8 feet off the ground. It was tough
breaking through the pile-ups for the rare ones, so I worked a lot of JAs, PYs,
LUs, etc.

K3, AL-811H amp, portable verticals for 40, 20 and 15, 10 meter dipole.
 
N7MZW   SOAB Classic LP   146,6642014-10-26 20:13:45
A limited effort due to work Fri. evening, and AM and PM church activities Sun.
I snagged over 90% on my first call, but a few guys needed several repeats from
me. I've GOT TO get a cable for my rig, because manually entering the freq. for
every H & P contact gets old quick! Kenwood TS-950SD dialed down to 100
watts, Heil ProSet with HC-5 mic element, and a home brewed G5RV up 50 feet
running N-S at an elevation of 6,053 feet from Laramie Co., Wyoming. Nice to
see 10 Meters open! 100% "hunt and pounce". I worked a lot of DX
whose call sign was "QRZ"! 100 watts and a single G5RV antenna is a
humbling experience, but I had a blast and every hour in the chair can only
make me better.
73,
November 7 Many Zebras Walking
 
N5XZ   SOAB(A) HP   183,2012014-10-26 20:19:33
Made a few QSOs between chores, etc. 10 meters was open with stations up past
29.2 MHz...WOW, haven't seen that for a while! First time using N1MM+...went
without a hitch!

Rig: K3/P3
Amp: Alpha 78
Ant: 4-el SteppIR up 75 ft
S/W: N1MM+ v 0.19.4115.0
 
W4QNW   SOSB/80 HP   22,6202014-10-26 20:20:44
equipment FT1000MKV, SB220, Carolina Windom 65' N1MM logger
conditions: experienced almost total blackout at times. Most contacts needed
patience to pass station i.d. both directions
MANY THANKS TO GUYs WHO WAITED for completed contact
Next year build and install outdoor listening ant.
Always fun,,,but this year difficult at best.
DX Rules
 
VE7JH(@VE7UF)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   714,4472014-10-26 20:20:56
Great conditions on 10m to the USA and towards Asia-Pacific, but unfortunately
came up about 25 mults short from Europe. Not a peep from Scandinavia and
couldn't get Zones 16 and 17.
Had fun running pileups of US Midwest stations and enjoyed the great
South-American and JA activity.
Thanks to VE7UF for the use of his superb stations, all equipment worked as
advertised.
After I got home my XYL asked how was my weekend. I said not bad at all, I just
talked to 2133 of my friends. See you all next time!
73,
Gabor, VE7JH
 
PJ4DX   SOAB Classic HP   6,184,3452014-10-26 20:24:14
Rig: Yaesu FT-2000 to Acom 1500 amp at 1kW; ants: Spiderbeam at 30ft, Butternut
HF2V for 40m, 80m quarter-wave vertical, 160m NVIS low dipole.

First attempt in the 24-hour 'Classic' category. Enjoyed the time off, but
would have preferred to operate for 30 or 36 hours rather than just 24. Pleased
with the QSO total (over 4000 in 24hrs - minus dupes), but disappointed in the
Mults: with no DX Cluster I spent more time running and less looking for mults.
Lots and lots of activity especially on 10 and 15m which were both full from end
to end, but I felt conditions were no better than average. Missed many Far East
mults; just didn't hear HS, 9M6, KH2 at all.

See you all next year. 73, Steve, PJ4DX (G4JVG / 9M8Z etc.)
 
VA3DF   SOAB(A) LP   2,627,7302014-10-26 20:28:55
What a great weekend!!!

73,

Doug
VA3DF
 
WA7BNM   SOSB/10 LP   209,0422014-10-26 20:31:28
K3 - 100 watts
M2 10M7 at 70 ft

First semi-serious effort in a long time. Glad I didn't miss the great
conditions on 10m, although I didn't come close to my 2000 personal best. On
Sunday, I was amazed to S&P my way up the band, seemingly forever, until I
was above 29.2. It was also nice to be able to actually rotate the antenna for
a change. Expect to have new antennas up by ARRL 10m.

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM
 
PW2D(@PY2DM)   M/S HP   11,549,6112014-10-26 20:31:30
Thanks again Mamiro, PY2DM for hosting us. Best results ever although we missed
2 hours because of 2 solar-black-outs. And special thanks to André, PY2MTV who
made a pre-set up of our network and cluster connection, worked 100% but with
the perpetual Internet access problems we have at the site. Alan, PY2LSM made
the most QSOS in a splendid speed and Fabio, PY2BK also made great, he also
made a super delicious Lasanha that kept our stomacs happy. Myself mainly
Mult.-operator and technical support.
Unfortunately we suffered a relatively low multiplier count than expected as
the amplifier at the multiplier position is a modest Drake L4B.
Thanks for all QSOs!
 
KØOU   SOAB Classic HP   410,2002014-10-26 20:32:39
In and out of shack between World Series games and football games. Ran linear
for the first time in three years. Had fun and made some neat contacts.
 
NWØM   SOAB(A) HP   558,3472014-10-26 20:37:29
Just a part-time effort and ended up mostly a 10M contest. All search and
pounce. Nice to work stations above 29 MHz.

K3, KAT500, KPA500, Mosley tribander, N1MM Plus.
 
WØETT   SOAB LP   487,6282014-10-26 20:43:17
Good band condx in this 2014 CQ WW DX test with 10m being phenominal during the
day to EU, SA, and Asia. 15m and 20m were very good in the evening for working
many rare multipliers. Glad they could hear my LP!

73 Ken, W0ETT
Parker, CO

Rig: IC756pro3 with 100w to TH7DX at 72' and 204BA on 20m at 50'.
 
K5EWJ   SOAB HP   277,7042014-10-26 20:48:51
My SteppIR is on the ground for repairs after a lightning strike last summer. I
operated the contest with wire antennas, my Elecraft K3 and my SPE Expert 1k-FA
Amp which gave me about 1 KW out per the watt indicator on the Amp. My wire
antennas were Inverted Vees on a 44 ft. pole which were an Alpha Delta 80-40
with a 75 meter element added. I used the tuner built in to the Expert 1k to
operate all bands. I also have an inverted L which I used for 160 meters and
some on 75 and 10 meters for long hauls. I had my tower folded on the first
night and raised it to hold the L Saturday afternoon which allowed 160 and
helped some.

Not having a directional antenna made for more calling per contact and made
running not practical. I took time off on Saturday to work on my SteppIR some
and to put up the L.

I made a few more contacts on 10 meters with its big band with and it seemed
that a lot of stations concentrated there on Sunday afternoon. I probably
spent more time on 20 and 15 than on 10. Conditions seemed good, but with more
noise and more difficulty with the stations in Africa and Asia because of my
lower wire antennas. Also the noise was more bothersome without directional
antennas.
 
YT2R(YU1AU)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,150,0002014-10-26 20:52:10
Tnx all for call and pts.
Best regards YU1AU Miki
 
NE7D   SOAB Classic HP   101,1352014-10-26 20:52:42
Chair time yielded to anniversary weekend priorities, but got as much time at
the mic as I could stand anyway. Mostly cherry-picking new DXCC band-modes,
all S&P.

K3/P3/KPA500 + DB18E SteppIR @ 75' + N1MM

Rock - NE7D
 
VE7ABC   SOAB(A) LP   301,6862014-10-26 20:52:50
With the TVI issue not solved (thanks TELUS), there was very little operating
after 6PM. Early in the morning I got on 40 and 80 for some operating time.
20 was really a difficult band for me this year. Lots of noise, and a ton of
flutter. 15 was better and 10 was really good this year. Both with signals
from one end of the band to the other. I did find it difficult on 20 to hear
some of the European stations coming it with loud signals, but having a
difficult time hearing. Probably my problem.
It was a great catch to have CN2AA as my very last contact giving me a
multiplier for both a new zone and new country.
 
KV1J   SOAB(A) HP   856,2542014-10-26 20:58:03
73, Eric KV1J
 
K7RL   M/2 HP   6,859,7842014-10-26 21:06:55
Thanks again to Jon, KL2A, for making the trip to Camano Island. Once again, it
was great to share the operating duties with such a great op!

What a weekend! Flares, radio black outs, and a local wind storm created some
interesting challenges. The bands disappeared at one point Saturday afternoon,
but returned fairly quickly after one of the stronger flares hit during our
daylight hours. I don't think the K index ever dropped below 2 or 3, or the A
index below 9 or 10. We definitely felt roller coaster ride!

If that wasn't enough, the wind began to gust Saturday evening and we lost
power for two hours in the middle of prime time running. What a bummer! At the
time, we didn't know how long it would be out, but we knew it would cost us -
it was just a matter of how much. In the end, we probably lost several hundred
Qs, but worked extra hard afterwards to battle back and keep our effort
moving.

Even though Mother Nature didn't cut us any slack this weekend, we still had
fun and enjoyed the mostly good conditions.

Thanks to all for the Qs!
 
W7ZZ   SOAB Classic LP   50,1252014-10-26 21:11:12
All wire antennas. No towers, no beams.
 
K7JA   SOSB(A)/10 LP   439,0022014-10-26 21:18:26
Didn't know how much time I would put in this weekend, but ten meters was better
than I expected in the wake of the X-class flares, so I decided to work some
countries. Still, the extreme polar path to Zones like 17 and 22 just didn't
happen for me.

Didn't spend the entire sunny California weekend in the chair, but it was nice
to meet up with a lot of weekend contest warriors. And I managed to work a few
ZLs on six meters Saturday afternoon, although I'm jealous of the W1 guys who
made it to 5R8M on 50 MHz!

Rig: Icom IC-7800 @ 150W
Antennas: 7-element G0KSC OP-DES Yagi @70', 3-el Yagi @45' (Fixed SA)

73,

Chip K7JA
 
AE6YB   SOAB Classic LP   46,6402014-10-26 21:18:41
Total mults = 106
 
AL9A   SOAB HP   587,3842014-10-26 21:19:52
For a SFI over 200 the bands were sure funky. The continuous stream of X class
flares really did a job on the polar path to EU. I could hear many more than
could hear me! Had a few nice runs, but overall the QSOs and score are
significantly down from last year. And given this solar cycle's age, it's not
likely to improve in the coming years, unfortunately!
 
K3LR   M/M HP   32,840,5802014-10-26 21:24:09
Congratulations to all of the multi multi contest teams operating in this
contest. The K3LR team is very fortunate to compete along side the top multi
multi stations in the USA and around the world.

This is what it is all about, enjoying your friends and operating the radio in
the CQWW phone contest. All of the bands were packed and we enjoyed some
amazing DX propagation. The MUF was very high!

Thanks to the contest ops who traveled long distances to operate at K3LR.
Sharing 48 hours in a small room full of great friends with HF radios -
enjoying
our radio hobby - this is what makes radio contesting THE BEST.

The highest hourly rate ever at K3LR happened Saturday morning on 10 meters
with K1AR and N3GJ operating - a 377 hour (and a 299 hour just before). That is
just unreal AMAZING from the USA! LU7DW worked some real magic on 10 meters as
well. 15 meters was very cool with K3UA, WM2H and N2IC piloting the new stacked
array on the run station. W5OV, K3LA and W2RQ did an outstanding job on 40
meters. It was neat to watch N2NT, DL1QQ and K1AR grind away on 20 meters to
another outstanding total band score. N5UM and DL1QQ pushed really hard on 80
meters with some great rates. TopBand maven N2NC hung tough and came away with
great numbers. A five band DXCC in one weekend by team K3LR!

The secret weapon at K3LR is Sal, WM2H who handled all of the chef duties and
motivation for the operators at K3LR - a 100% SUPER job Sal! And Sal operated
more in this contest than ever before at K3LR - 15 meters all night long.

Thanks to Dave, W9PA for all of his hard work and dedication to helping K3LR
always be ready - before, during and after the contest! Also thanks to Greg,
W8WWV for all of his guidance and help getting the antenna systems ready.

The K3LR station description is here:

http://www.k3lr.com click on HARDWARE

CQWW 2014 Phone photos and audio clips will be posted here:

http://www.k3lr.com

We are looking forward to seeing all of you in the CW portion of the CQ
WorldWide DX contest in a few weeks.

Very 73!

>From the K3LR TEAM

Tim K3LR

BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES OPERATORS

160 417 353 0.85 16 48 N2NC
80 864 2144 2.48 26 102 N5UM DL1QQ K3LR
40 2053 5013 2.44 38 137 W2RQ W5OV K3LA
20 2786 7268 2.61 39 168 N2NT K1AR DL1QQ
15 3327 9295 2.79 39 164 K3UA N2IC WM2H
10 3242 9269 2.86 38 170 N3GJ LU7DW
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Totals 12689 33342 2.63 196 789 => 32,840,580

Continent Statistics
K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent


North America 361 271 569 555 358 266 2380 18.3
South America 11 22 39 159 140 255 626 4.8
Europe 47 564 1325 1591 2114 2302 7943 61.0
Asia 1 12 73 294 674 338 1392 10.7
Africa 4 12 30 59 48 44 197 1.5
Oceania 2 10 76 223 90 78 479 3.7

BREAKDOWN QSO/mults K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 47/14 28/21 145/55 196/102 190/60 41/30 647/282 647/282
1 17/2 61/20 56/12 122/14 90/6 2/0 348/54 995/336
2 9/1 55/17 56/10 56/7 23/4 . 199/39 1194/375
3 3/3 82/10 83/12 40/5 11/5 . 219/35 1413/410
4 18/7 76/5 101/9 83/9 11/1 . 289/31 1702/441
5 41/9 81/6 112/7 58/3 3/1 . 295/26 1997/467
6 27/6 72/7 122/14 34/4 11/9 . 266/40 2263/507
7 14/2 19/6 106/10 54/3 16/10 . 209/31 2472/538
8 8/2 17/11 71/3 51/4 ..... ..... 147/20 2619/558
9 10/0 9/1 49/10 22/1 14/6 1/2 105/20 2724/578
10 9/0 18/1 16/4 131/5 125/18 15/14 314/42 3038/620
11 16/0 . 57/2 116/3 198/21 157/51 544/77 3582/697
12 . 6/0 24/1 94/7 183/14 299/24 606/46 4188/743
13 . 8/0 14/0 53/3 147/0 376/9 598/12 4786/755
14 . 5/0 7/0 20/4 128/4 174/19 334/27 5120/782
15 . . 8/0 11/1 94/2 159/10 272/13 5392/795
16 ..... 5/0 9/0 5/0 123/1 165/6 307/7 5699/802
17 . . 1/0 3/1 38/6 57/4 99/11 5798/813
18 . . 5/0 36/0 132/7 65/6 238/13 6036/826
19 . 1/0 11/0 191/6 61/3 56/5 320/14 6356/840
20 . . 8/0 178/1 57/2 62/0 305/3 6661/843
21 . . 61/0 106/2 75/5 72/1 314/8 6975/851
22 6/0 8/0 72/6 98/2 67/1 89/4 340/13 7315/864
23 12/0 9/2 58/2 59/1 87/2 61/3 286/10 7601/874
0 11/1 12/3 63/4 32/1 105/3 27/3 250/15 7851/889
1 27/2 17/0 24/0 52/2 114/0 3/0 237/4 8088/893
2 24/4 13/3 30/2 29/2 24/0 . 120/11 8208/904
3 28/0 31/1 55/3 19/0 . . 133/4 8341/908
4 19/0 45/4 45/2 23/2 . . 132/8 8473/916
5 13/3 37/1 82/2 25/0 . . 157/6 8630/922
6 11/1 41/2 96/0 14/1 . . 162/4 8792/926
7 4/2 28/1 70/0 15/0 . . 117/3 8909/929
8 3/1 14/4 50/2 11/0 ..... ..... 78/7 8987/936
9 6/0 3/0 22/2 15/1 . . 46/3 9033/939
10 13/2 15/3 21/1 16/0 . . 65/6 9098/945
11 8/2 2/0 10/1 34/4 84/2 20/0 158/9 9256/954
12 . 6/0 18/0 70/2 148/1 202/3 444/6 9700/960
13 . 7/0 6/0 41/0 117/1 250/0 421/1 10121/961
14 . 1/0 8/0 30/0 85/1 187/0 311/1 10432/962
15 . 5/0 7/0 17/0 113/0 162/1 304/1 10736/963
16 ..... 5/0 7/0 31/0 100/1 119/3 262/4 10998/967
17 . 2/0 5/0 32/2 106/4 110/3 255/9 11253/976
18 . 2/0 7/0 41/1 99/2 51/1 200/4 11453/980
19 . 4/0 8/0 140/0 100/0 46/2 298/2 11751/982
20 . 3/0 10/0 139/2 55/1 47/1 254/4 12005/986
21 . 6/0 44/0 74/0 58/0 54/1 236/1 12241/987
22 5/0 1/0 57/0 33/0 62/0 45/0 203/0 12444/987
23 8/0 4/0 56/0 36/0 73/0 68/3 245/3 12689/990
DAY1 237/46 560/107 1252/157 1817/188 1884/188 1851/188 ..... 7601/874
DAY2 180/18 304/22 801/19 969/20 1443/16 1391/21 . 5088/116
TOT 417/64 864/129 2053/176 2786/208 3327/204 3242/209 . 12689/990

QSO Counts By Band-Country

K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10

3B8 1 1 2
3D2 2
3DA 1
3W 1 2
4J 1 1
4L 1 1 2 1
4O 1 1 1 2 2
4U1V 1
4W 1 1 1
4X 2 3 6 6 11
5B 1 3 3 4 2 9
5H 1 1 1
5R 1 1 1
5W 1 1 1
5Z 1
6Y 1 2 1 1 2 2
7X 1
8P 1 1 1 3 1 2
8R 1 1 1
9A 1 8 21 17 28 32
9H 1 3 3 1
9K 1 2 2 2 2
9M2 1 1
9M6 1 1 2
9V 1 1 1 1
9Y 1 1 2 2 1
A6 1 1 5 3
A7 2 2 3 2 2
A9 2
BV 1 3 2
BY 1 32 44 11
C3 1 2 1 1 1
C6 2 1
C9 1 1 1 1
CE 1 3 18 13 27
CE9 1 2 2
CM 2 3 4 10 7 6
CN 4 3 4 6 4 3
CT 1 5 10 27 17 17
CT3 3 1 3 5 3
CU 1 3 3 1 2
CX 1 1 6 7 10
D4 1 1 1 1
DL 3 103 234 246 368 388
DU 1 3 10 5
E5/s 1 2 2
E7 1 5 4 7 6
EA 6 24 70 101 106 123
EA6 2 5 6 5 3
EA8 2 10 16 16 14
EA9 1 1 2 1 2
EI 4 11 16 14 21 19
EK 1 1 1
EL 1
ER 1 5 2 8 9
ES 2 7 12 8
EU 3 5 10 22 13
EX 2
EY 2 1
F 2 41 83 90 92 104
FG 1 2 2 1
FH 1
FK 1 1 3 1 1
FM 2 2 2 2 3 4
FO 1 1 1
FO/m 1 1 1 1
FR 1 1 4 2 1
FW 1 1
FY 1 1
G 8 53 129 154 173 178
GD 1 1 4 3 4 3
GI 1 6 14 11 16 20
GJ 1 1 1 1 4
GM/s 1 1 1 1 1
GM 1 8 19 24 27 33
GU 1 2 1 1
GW 1 6 13 14 15 12
HA 2 11 13 15 29 38
HB 1 7 17 27 30 33
HB0 1 1 1 1 1
HC 1 1 1 3 1 2
HH 1
HI 2 1 1 5 5 2
HK 1 1 2 7 7 5
HL 1 2 9 3
HP 1 3 2 2
HR 1 1 1
HS 15 8 1
HZ 2 1 2 6
I 4 44 121 166 179 230
IG9 2 2 1 1 2
IS 1 4 7 6 8
IT9 1 5 9 23 17 24
J3 1 1 1
J6 1 1 1 4 2
J7 1 2 1 1
JA 2 37 119 513 238
JT 1 1 1
JW 1 2 1
JY 1 1
K 278 91 302 287 168 99
KG4 1 1 1 1
KH0 2 3 3 3
KH2 1 3 4 3
KH6 2 4 11 17 11 17
KH8 2 1 1 1
KL 1 1 3 7 10 7
KP2 3 3 4 3 4 5
KP4 1 6 6 16 13 15
LA 5 20 17 25 24
LU 1 2 6 26 24 67
LX 3 3 5 6 5
LY 6 8 11 22 24
LZ 3 13 10 17 22
OA 1 2 2 3 2
OD 1 1 1
OE 8 20 18 27 26
OH 7 19 37 42 33
OH0 2 2 3 5 5
OK 3 29 49 29 64 67
OM 1 7 14 15 14 27
ON 2 26 34 37 42 53
OX 1 1
OY 1 1 1
OZ 9 16 16 34 22
P4 2 4 4 5 4 4
PA 1 21 58 108 87 109
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 2
PJ4 1 2 1 4 2 2
PJ5 1 1 1
PJ7 2
PY 4 5 10 67 55 114
PZ 1
S0 1
S5 13 32 32 49 45
S7 1
SM 12 26 31 50 43
SP 21 52 60 118 105
SV 2 13 15 16 26
SV5 1 2
SV9 2 3 3 3
T7 1 1 1 1
T8 1 1
TA 4 7 6 18
TA1 1 3 5 5
TF 1 1 3 5 5
TG 1 2 3 3
TI 1 2 5 5 4
TK 1 1 1 1 1 4
TR 1
UA 9 34 61 141 146
UA2 1 1 5 7
UA9 12 74 47 11
UK 1
UN 1 6 7 4
UR 12 44 32 66 81
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1
V3 1 1
V4 1 2 2 2 2 1
V5 1 1
V8 1
VE 61 140 223 170 100 74
VK 2 43 127 20 16
VK9L 1 1 1 1 1
VK9X 1 1 1
VP2V 1 1 1
VP5 2 2 2 2 2 2
VP9 1 1 2 1 1
VR 2 3 2
VU 1 5 6 4
XE 3 6 3 18 11 20
XW 1 1 1
XX9 1
YB 4 13 26 11
YL 4 4 8 13 11
YN 1 1 1 1 1
YO 9 22 20 29 50
YS 2 2 2 1 2
YU 1 6 21 23 26 29
YV 2 6 12 14 11
Z3 1 2 4 4 5
Z6 2 1 1 1
ZA 1
ZD7 1 1
ZD8 1 1 2 1
ZF 1 1 1 2 1 2
ZK3 1 1 1 1
ZL 2 6 40 6 7
ZP 3 3 5
ZS 6 18 8 9
 
N6ENO   SOAB LP   49,4402014-10-26 21:24:21
QRM most of sunday!!
 
B4L(IK7YTT)   SOAB HP   5,327,9842014-10-26 21:26:17
Generally i had a lot of fun and a great experience to be back in this club
station.

i had to face some problem with amplifier, no cat connection with pc, rotator
and antenna switches spread in the 2 rooms, but finally it was fun and a good
excuse to relax.

The band was perfect on Saturday. 80mt antenna and location is not good here ,
nothing on 160.

The 40 finally works better then other times and was really a surprise. I had
no noise for all the nice.

The Sunday i had local QRM on 10mt , and the band was incredibly wide open.

The 15mt on Sunday was great for us in the morning and slow with Eu in
evening.
Also in last few hours i had no opening on 15mt...and it should be the best bad
here

The 20mt instead was good almost all the time.

Finally i fix the new china record for SOAB.

See you in next contest.
Andy B4L (ik7ytt)
 
K7ABV   SOAB HP   3,5652014-10-26 21:41:30
Just got in the door from a week and a half in Seattle, so had 45 minutes to
either say no go , or give it a go for less than an hour.at the end of the
contest.,..went for it and had fun...hopefully cw weekend will find me home and
able to do some good...glad I got on to see what I missed...hard contest to
miss...it's the best...K7ABV
 
W7AT(W7EW)   SOAB HP   1,374,8802014-10-26 21:51:02
Work precluded much preparation, so fixed stuff on the fly. Night time bands got
short shrift as REM activity was more desired than mults or Q's. Got distracted
after the power went out while doing wind related chores. Would have made a
much higher score but the wind got my operating hat which has to be within a 5
mile radius of the station.
Still, operating in a contest is good for you and is fun to do. Wanted to
make either 1M points or 1000 Q's so achieved both.
Want to thank the EU and Zone 20/21 guys who thought working West coast a
nice thing to do. Also want to thank the many JA Ops. Some were cochlear
crushing loud and some must have been loading orthodontic appliances or their
cell phone electronics as a radiating antenna device. Some of their signals
were even weaker than the thoughts I pick up from my XYL when she walks by.
Speaking of antennas, be sure to get something in the air for 160M as The
Stew Perry TopBand Challenge will happen in a few short months. Be there or you
are square.
Also looking to trade amps, radios, vehicles, old towers and distant
relatives for land on salt water looking toward EU. Locations in North America
would be preferable as the salty land in VP8, FT5, ZL8, etc. etc. are difficult
to get to on a regular basis.
 
K2PO   SOAB LP   1,364,8962014-10-26 21:59:25
 
NG6S(W4UAT)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   136,8902014-10-26 22:07:11
Saturday morning cdx not so good. Sunday Morning cdx good .
Worked a lot of eur's this test.
 
3D2KM(W6ZL)   SOAB Classic LP   56,3522014-10-26 22:08:32
Elecraft K3 @100W, Vertical dipoles, N1MM Logger+, cheap microphone.

73,
Dave
3D2KM / A35KL / W6ZL
 
YL2Ø14S(@YL1ZS)   M/S HP   765,1722014-10-26 22:19:01
THANK's FOR NICE QSO's IN CONTEST !
73 ! = Tom =
 
W4WWQ   SOAB LP   515,0252014-10-26 22:28:27
N1MM didn't give me credit for countries TO2A (FY zone 9) French Guiana, and
TX7G (FO zone 31) Marquesas Island, so with those corrected multipliers, my
score should be 519,750.

Only heard one other local station on.

K3, P3, 3 element SteppIR, trapped 80/40 dipole.
 
KM7N   SOAB(A) LP   8,2552014-10-26 22:39:57
Worked a little Friday night, most of Saturday afternoon, and none on Sunday.
10M was packed! I really love this contest...partly because it guarantees
wall-to-wall signals on every band, and partly (mostly?) because I always pick
up at least 1 "new one." This year, my one New One was ED9K in Ceuta
and Melilla. I spent nearly 30 minutes calling to get through the pile, and
yes, I know this kills your rate. I have only heard/seen this DXCC entity
during contests, so I couldn't pass up my opportunity! My regret for this
contest was that I couldn't break any of the 3 piles I found on 10 for China.
202 DXCC later, I still do NOT have a China in my log!

Oh, well, for a part-time effort, I certainly had a LOT of fun!
 
IV3BCA   SOAB LP   635,7122014-10-26 22:46:33
Hi
Strong propagation 10 meter!
Yaesu FT 1000 D 100 Watt
Gl 73 de IV3BCA Paolo
 
K7DR   SOAB Classic LP   119,1362014-10-26 22:46:50
Icom IC-735 100w
40m 33 ft vertical
CB 1/4 wave GP at 20ft

Just retired, so now have time to look toward more amateur radio activities
Very modest setup, tests persistence(insanity) but having 10m open gives me a
chance to compete.

Many distractions included Michigan/Michigan State football, Lions game from
London early on Sunday morning and nearly 70 degree sunny wx all weekend.

73
Dave K7DR
Warren, MI
 
YP7A(YO7MGG)   SOSB/80 LP   45,4302014-10-26 22:53:09
It was a pleasure to work in this beautiful contest. I tried everything possible
using my modest equipment. I had a good rate in the first hour of the contest
where i made more than 100 qso's and only with 100W.

My working conditions was:

Kenwood TS-590S
Microham USB II
Laptop with N1MM+

GP full size with 18m Spiderbeam and 30 radials.

See you in the next contest!

73 Stefan - YO7MGG
 
K7SS   SOSB(A)/10 HP   71,6172014-10-26 22:54:40
part time. LP unassisted to start. HP assisted in last hour on Sunday.
 
A65DR   SOSB/10 HP   555,1662014-10-26 22:59:42
single Op, Single Band, 10m. Classic overlay (<24hrs)
 
W6YX(N7MH)   SOSB/10 HP   450,5552014-10-26 23:05:17
Conditions on 10 were much better than I thought they would be. K2YY operated
from the adjacent room in a SOSB 15 LP effort.

I missed 2-3 hours on Saturday evening due to a family event. Missing a few
prime-time JA hours is likely why I worked more European (385) than Asian (357)
Qs.

-Mike, N7MH
 
W1SRD   SOAB(A) HP   777,2962014-10-26 23:07:15
10m was awesome!
Thanks everyone for a great time.
73,
W1SRD
 
XE2B   SOAB(A) HP   1,810,4062014-10-26 23:08:37
The objectives were:

1. Break own personal best record on this category (1.2Megs)
2. Break the 13 years old XE record of the category (XE1KK) 1.98Megs

The contest started just great at 0000z with a nice small run on 10M
and then S&P alternating on 15 and 20M. To my dismay, the twin slopper had

a super sensitivity to a 59+ noise on 40M thru 160M that rendered unusable
(just 2 Q’s).

The city has grown, and now to we are suffering the BPL internet service that
started
this year cropping with garbage our shortwaves.

I went to bed at 0642z (0142 local); started again a 1217 doing S&P,
albeit at a very slow pace, struggling for almost every contact.

1700z suddenly, most of the15M signals, vanished for 30 minutes, just really
big could be heard.

Conditions improved on 15M and 20M, and just when I was getting ready (2228z)
for the oncoming JA aperture on 15M and 10M, I received an emergency call to
go to work
to fix one of the key routers; darn!

Day1 ended with just 986 Q’s .

Got back in the shack 4 hours later, mainly doing S&P.

Started our Sunday morning (1217z) with promising good conditions,
although for moments on 15M,I had “signals right on my face” that they
could not copy me;
perhaps, too much absorption ?

The last2 hours were fun due to the runs had on the 3 upper bands.
At the end of the test, Objective # 1 was achieved, while the #2 objective,
got short by ~ 0.18 Megs.

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

CALLSIGN: XE2B
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: XE2B


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 0 13 132 145 145 7.7
0100 0 0 0 0 30 19 49 194 10.3
0200 0 0 0 35 5 0 40 234 12.4
0300 0 0 0 34 3 0 37 271 14.4
0400 0 0 0 41 0 0 41 312 16.6
0500 0 0 0 25 0 0 25 337 17.9
0600 0 0 0 15 0 0 15 352 18.7
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 352 18.7
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 352 18.7
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 352 18.7
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 352 18.7
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 352 18.7
1200 0 0 0 15 22 2 39 391 20.8
1300 0 0 0 0 22 29 51 442 23.5
1400 0 0 0 0 0 64 64 506 26.9
1500 0 0 0 0 14 41 55 561 29.8
1600 0 0 0 0 13 16 29 590 31.4
1700 0 0 0 0 0 114 114 704 37.4
1800 0 0 0 0 8 31 39 743 39.5
1900 0 0 0 1 21 9 31 774 41.2
2000 0 0 0 0 147 1 148 922 49.0
2100 0 0 0 9 42 0 51 973 51.8
2200 0 0 0 12 0 0 12 985 52.4
2300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 985 52.4
0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 985 52.4
0100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 985 52.4
0200 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 991 52.7
0300 0 0 1 16 0 0 17 1008 53.6
0400 0 0 1 51 0 0 52 1060 56.4
0500 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 1067 56.8
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1067 56.8
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1067 56.8
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1067 56.8
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1067 56.8
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1067 56.8
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1067 56.8
1200 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1070 56.9
1300 0 0 0 0 0 57 57 1127 59.9
1400 0 0 0 0 11 23 34 1161 61.8
1500 0 0 0 0 0 170 170 1331 70.8
1600 0 0 0 0 88 10 98 1429 76.0
1700 0 0 0 0 0 53 53 1482 78.8
1800 0 0 0 0 8 50 58 1540 81.9
1900 0 0 0 0 32 25 57 1597 84.9
2000 0 0 0 1 2 36 39 1636 87.0
2100 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 1639 87.2
2200 0 0 0 0 28 34 62 1701 90.5
2300 0 0 0 163 3 12 178 1879 99.9
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 2 430 515 933 1880

Gross QSOs=1884 Dupes=4 Net QSOs=1880

Unique callsigns worked = 1587

The best 60 minute rate was 178/hour from 2300 to 2359
The best 30 minute rate was 296/hour from 2330 to 2359
The best 10 minute rate was 330/hour from 2044 to 2053

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 7 times.
6 QSOs/minute 17 times.
5 QSOs/minute 42 times.
4 QSOs/minute 65 times.
3 QSOs/minute 91 times.
2 QSOs/minute 222 times.
1 QSOs/minute 541 times.

There were 60 bandchanges and 9 (0.5%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 0 0 2 291 295 396 984 52.3
South America 0 0 0 55 25 46 126 6.7
Europe 0 0 0 57 145 387 589 31.3
Asia 0 0 0 6 24 68 98 5.2
Africa 0 0 0 10 11 13 34 1.8
Oceania 0 0 0 10 12 22 44 2.3
??? 0 0 0 1 3 1 5 0.3
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 2 430 515 933 1880

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 19
4 849
5 619
6 380
8 7
9 4
10 2

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
4L 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
4O 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
5B 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.2
5R 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
5W 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
5Z 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
6Y 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
8P 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.2
8R 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
9A 0 0 0 2 6 7 15 0.8
9M2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
9M6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
A7 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.2
A9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
BY 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0.2
CE 0 0 0 8 4 7 19 1.0
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
CM 0 0 0 3 5 3 11 0.6
CN 0 0 0 2 4 3 9 0.5
CT 0 0 0 6 4 5 15 0.8
CT3 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.2
CU 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
CX 0 0 0 2 3 3 8 0.4
DL 0 0 0 1 18 63 82 4.4
DU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
E5/s 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
E7 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.3
EA 0 0 0 10 17 32 59 3.1
EA6 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.2
EA8 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 0.3
EA9 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.2
EI 0 0 0 2 6 5 13 0.7
ES 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
EU 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 0.2
F 0 0 0 3 9 24 36 1.9
FM 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.2
FR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
FW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
FY 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
G 0 0 0 1 7 16 24 1.3
GD 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
GI 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0.2
GJ 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
GM 0 0 0 1 2 6 9 0.5
*GM/s 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
GU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
GW 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.3
HA 0 0 0 1 2 9 12 0.6
HB 0 0 0 0 3 5 8 0.4
HB0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
HC 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.2
HI 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
HK 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.2
HP 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
HR 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
I 0 0 0 4 7 40 51 2.7
*IG9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
IS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
*IT9 0 0 0 1 2 8 11 0.6
J3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
J7 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
JA 0 0 0 2 17 56 75 4.0
JW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
K 0 0 2 237 247 360 846 45.0
KG4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
KH0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.2
KH2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
KH6 0 0 0 2 2 4 8 0.4
KH8 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
KL 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
KP2 0 0 0 2 3 2 7 0.4
KP4 0 0 0 3 1 4 8 0.4
LA 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 0.3
LU 0 0 0 9 3 11 23 1.2
LX 0 0 0 0 3 3 6 0.3
LY 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 0.4
LZ 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.3
OA 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 0.3
OE 0 0 0 1 0 6 7 0.4
OH 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 0.3
OH0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
OK 0 0 0 1 5 8 14 0.7
OM 0 0 0 1 2 9 12 0.6
ON 0 0 0 0 4 10 14 0.7
OZ 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0.2
P4 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 0.3
PA 0 0 0 1 3 12 16 0.9
PJ2 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
PJ4 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.2
PY 0 0 0 15 3 12 30 1.6
S0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
S5 0 0 0 0 9 17 26 1.4
S7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
SM 0 0 0 2 1 5 8 0.4
SP 0 0 0 2 7 20 29 1.5
SV 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.3
SV9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
TA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
TF 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
TI 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0.2
TK 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.2
UA 0 0 0 3 5 2 10 0.5
UA2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
UA9 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.2
UN 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
UR 0 0 0 0 1 9 10 0.5
V2 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
V4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
VE 0 0 0 28 24 9 61 3.2
VK 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 0.3
VK9L 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
VP5 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 0.3
VP9 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
VR 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
XE 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
YB 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
YL 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
YN 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
YO 0 0 0 1 1 9 11 0.6
YU 0 0 0 0 3 7 10 0.5
YV 0 0 0 6 4 1 11 0.6
Z3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
ZD8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
ZF 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
ZK3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
ZL 0 0 0 2 2 3 7 0.4
ZP 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.2
ZS 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
??? 0 0 0 1 3 1 5 0.3
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 2 430 515 933 1880

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 0 0 1 163 123 97 384 20.4
04 0 0 1 84 92 151 328 17.4
14 0 0 0 29 84 208 321 17.1
15 0 0 0 20 51 149 220 11.7
03 0 0 0 18 57 122 197 10.5
25 0 0 0 2 17 56 75 4.0
08 0 0 0 18 17 21 56 3.0
11 0 0 0 17 4 13 34 1.8
09 0 0 0 14 10 10 34 1.8
13 0 0 0 11 6 14 31 1.6
20 0 0 0 4 5 18 27 1.4
33 0 0 0 6 9 10 25 1.3
16 0 0 0 4 6 14 24 1.3
12 0 0 0 8 4 7 19 1.0
32 0 0 0 6 4 6 16 0.9
07 0 0 0 6 4 3 13 0.7
31 0 0 0 3 3 6 12 0.6
30 0 0 0 2 3 3 8 0.4
10 0 0 0 4 2 2 8 0.4
24 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 0.3
27 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 0.3
39 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 0.3
21 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 0.3
28 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0.2
01 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
17 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.2
02 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
19 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
29 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
36 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
38 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
40 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
18 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
37 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
06 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 2 430 515 933 1880

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1349
2 bands 183
3 bands 55
4 bands 0
5 bands 0
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 0 0 2 271 330 746

73

Luis XE2B
 
WQ6X(@N6GEO)   M/S HP   220,1902014-10-26 23:09:07
This was another AD-Hoc operation by WQ6X & N6GEO at George's home QTH.
This weekend we test-drove the FLEX-3000 into a newly acquired 2-el. Stepp-IR
yagi 7mh on the back patio and a stealth 6-BTV behind a tree @ the N6GEO's QTH.
Because this is an HOA restricted location, by 01:00z after the contest -
antennas? what antennas?
We had other engagements for most of Sunday so only put in 28 hours overall but
accomplished our goal of test-driving the FLEX and KPA-500 into the Stepp-IR
paving the way for its use next weekend in the November Sweepstakes.
A solar flux of 218 kept 15 & 10 meters alive well into the 03:00z - 04:00z
hours on BOTH days. Unfortunately, a local noise source (confirmed by N6RO)
drowned us with near-S9 noise levels on 80 & 40. Miraculously, WQ6X
managed to work stations on both bands for needed multipliers.
You can read more about our activities at http://WQ6X.Blogspot.Com
 
R3BM   SOSB/15 HP   962,8802014-10-26 23:12:01
Great propagation, huge activity! I was happy with my new 2x5el antenna for
15m. Thanks to everyone who called me!
Also it was very funny to use online contest server at http://cqcontest.net

My setup: IC-7700 + h.m. amp with GU-84B, 1kw
2x5 el. Yagi to NA, upper yagi rotatable
 
OL4W(OK1IF)   SOSB/80 QRP   7,3802014-10-26 23:18:56
Sorry, but SSB is not for me HI.
 
VA7BEC   SOAB(A) LP   1,070,1202014-10-26 23:21:12
Everyone seems to be talking about how great conditions were. I didn't find
that. It was very tough to hear and be heard beyond NA. At times, when it was
obvious that the receiving stations had their antennas pointed toward my corner
of the world, the signals were extremely strong and clear and, similarly, my
call was picked up immediately even through big pileups so I have to assume my
signal was also good. Low power can still be OK, depending on all those other
variables.

Nevertheless, it was exceedingly difficult to attract the attention of EU as
the over-the-pole route was very ineffective and going through the East Coast
wall nearly impossible. Even YL power didn't garner the same results as usual.


Consequently, the EU country count is very low and the mult tally reflects this
-- about one-third less than last year. The overall Q count is about a third
higher, thanks to extended and fast-paced runs, mainly on 10m and 15m, fueled
by stateside operators. Thanks SO much! The higher Q count offset the lower
mult count, so my score is about the same as last year.

Highlights were surprise DX from directions I wasn't expecting during the
stateside runs. Brought a big smile to my face.

Overall, I enjoyed the weekend marathon. Thanks to everyone who called me and
everyone who heard me.

Rebecca VA7BEC
 
KH6CJJ   SOAB LP   694,5572014-10-26 23:53:19
Great fun although the inability, with low power, to make many contacts into
Europe really holds down the countries total and final score.
 
DL2IAN   SOSB(A)/10 HP   173,5502014-10-26 23:58:41
I could not work the full time. The times i was choosing had been not the
best..
I was working mostly RUN and some few times on S&P.
I found conds sometimes really excellent, but the sun did not have a good time
on saturday afternoon... the conds have been very changeable ..
but nothing at all .. i had real fun, after a year of no contest ... i had my
22cnd best result ... there have been nice runs especially to NA wich pushed
my
10 min AVG score to over 220 !!
Ok so far thanks vy much to all for Q and see you soon again, perhaps with
spare time operation in the CW Part.

RIG:
TRX:FT-950
PA Tokyo hy power HL1.2 kfx 500W
Ant:
 
HSØZIA   SOAB QRP   276,5202014-10-27 00:09:10
Had no radio until I got a FT450D the day before the contest. What a toy.
Unfortunately just a hand mike with no way to plug in a headset so had to rig
up a mic stand using a plastic water bottle through which I had a fishbowl-like
view of the rig. Not the most pleasant way to do a phone contest. Our 8pak quit
again just 12 hours into the test after dark so I could only use one band all
night until I could run a second line out to the tower the next morning.

Conditions seemed fairly decent, it's just unfortunate that there is almost no
one in 3 point range to work on ten and fifteen for about 4 hours each day
here. Lots of ops seemed to rely on computer-filled-in IDs so I'm not looking
forward to the report on how many ops mis-copied my call sign even though I
tried to correct them. There are lots of HS0Zs contesting out there!

This was my first QRP SSB test and I learned that QRP SSB from here is not a
brilliant category to compete in. I have too many problems with sleep
deprivation to be a competitive SOAB op. 73 and sorry for all the pain I
inflicted on ops trying to copy me.
 
ZM1A(@ZL1AIH)   M/2 HP   5,020,9462014-10-27 00:17:11
Great contest. Shame about the flares.

73, Ken ZL1AIH
 
SP4LVK   SOSB/15 QRP   64,5122014-10-27 00:29:00
RIG:FT-950 PWR:5 ANT:2el Delta Loop
 
KI7M   SOAB(A) HP   738,0282014-10-27 00:29:08
Why is it that 80 meters always is better than 40 due to noise? 160 meters was
useless this year. I hope it won't be this bad for 160 mtrs CQWWPH in Febuary.
All together it seemed there was a whole lot of rare DX this year. Never heard
so many zone 20 stations up and down the band on 20 meters. And 15 meters was
really packed along with some good ones like XW,HS0,9V,VK9, etc. Didn't stand a
chance busting the pileup for the only zone 40 station I heard (XP) on 15. What
a mob!
 
WA6KHK   SOAB(A) LP   262,7822014-10-27 00:37:07
I finally hear HV0A LC and I was stuck running low power with 2 amps down. I
couldn't get any 572B tubes from RF Parts because they said China hasn't made
them for about a year and they won't get any until December...I need a beer.
 
LY7Z(@LY9Y)   SOAB HP   5,742,2162014-10-27 01:00:04
K3, FT1000MP + 2x ACOM 2000A

160 - Dipole, Delta loop
80 - Dipole, Delta loop
40 - 3 el full size YAGI @30mh, 4 el KLM YAGI @30mh
20 - 3 el YAGI 30mh
15 - 6 el YAGI @35mh
10m - KT34XA @20mh

No "real" antenna for 10m this year. Monobanders is still under
construction.
KH7XX was loud on 40m at 10z, but no luck for double mult :(
Murphy visited several times during contest, but generaly he was out of shack
this time.

TNX QSO's

QSL via LOTW

73! Andy LY7Z
 
S58WW   SOSB(A)/10 HP   448,1402014-10-27 01:19:20
RIG:
IC-775DSP + KW
ANT:
X7 up 13 meters (cca 42 feet)

Only sporadic operation..

CQ WW SSB - 2014-10-25 0000Z to 2014-10-27 0000Z - 1219 QSOs
S58WW - Off Times >= 30 Minutes

2014-10-25 00:00Z - 2014-10-25 06:43Z 06:44 (404 mins) (Start late)
2014-10-25 07:34Z - 2014-10-25 08:43Z 01:10 (70 mins)
2014-10-25 09:12Z - 2014-10-25 11:30Z 02:19 (139 mins)
2014-10-25 15:44Z - 2014-10-25 16:44Z 01:01 (61 mins)
2014-10-25 17:43Z - 2014-10-25 18:12Z 00:30 (30 mins)
2014-10-25 18:16Z - 2014-10-26 06:18Z 12:03 (723 mins)
2014-10-26 07:08Z - 2014-10-26 08:38Z 01:31 (91 mins)
2014-10-26 10:16Z - 2014-10-26 10:59Z 00:44 (44 mins)
2014-10-26 11:47Z - 2014-10-26 12:52Z 01:06 (66 mins)
2014-10-26 18:33Z - 2014-10-26 23:59Z 05:26 (326 mins) End early

Total Time Off 32:34 (1954 mins)
Total Time On 15:26 (926 mins

Great props! TNX sun! :-)
TNX for all QSOs!
SU in CW part!
 
OQ5M(ON5ZO)   SOAB(A) HP   4,116,6162014-10-27 01:24:38
No goals were set in advance so I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
Poor conditions and a lot of noise on the low bands here.
Higher bands were 'quite ok' ;o)

Small tribander 10/15/20 with 5/3/3 elements at 21m AGL.
Rotary dipole 40m at 23m.
Dual band GP for 80/160 with 2 elevated radials for either band.
K3 and a good 1kW.

73!

http://www.on5zo.be/
 
SK3W   M/M HP   15,680,6422014-10-27 01:25:38
This year we targeted the old Swedish Multi/Multi record from 1979 by SK2KW in
the era when computers were science fiction and dupe sheets and multiplier list
ruled.(Operator list that year accoring to cqww.com ;SM2ALH SM2HAK SM2HZQ SM2DMU
SM2EKM SM2CEW SM2DFQ SM2CPF SM2DLZ SM2EPR SM2HRW SM2HTF SM3DMP SM0GMG SM0GMZ
SM0GNU STIG).

Our final claimed score has a margin of about 1 million points, giving the log
checkers the final decision. The last 45 minutes with an extra lift on high
bands made us pass the 10 thousand QSO barrier.

Finding Phone operators within the SK3W team is difficult, but this year we
decided to go for it with a somewhat limited setup. Only 5 radios (K3's and one
old FT1000), and no inband or extra listening. We had 9 operators, and two part
timers helping out. Not much time was spent on preparing the setup for the
contest, just connecting up the radios and the normal fighting with the Voice
keyers and the Microham boxes.

Murphy won the battle on 40m, and the contest had to be run without a DVK
there. Two heil headsets broken, and the normal struggle with the Alpha Amp
tripping on 15m. Heavy wind on sunday made something crackling and sparking in
the Ericsson tower. Not sure what is was, but could be the tram wires hitting
one of the guy wires making interference on high bands.

Special thanks goes to my friends SM5EPO Peo and SA5BJM Johan who helped with
the preparations at the station before the contest. Also great to have Pieter
ON3DI here, travelling for the third time from Belgium to join the team.

Antennas:
160m: Wire 4-SQ
80m: 4-SQ
40m: 3/3el + Vertical
20m: 5/5/5el + 4/4el(USA)
15m: 5/5/5el + 5/5/5/5el(USA)+JP2000
10m: 6/6/6el + 6el

Amps:
AL1200, Ryssen, BJM's, Finnen, Alpha76, Alpha8x

See some photos and video here:
https://plus.google.com/communities/101471424502404810669
 
EW2A   SOSB/15 HP   710,8472014-10-27 01:42:20
FT DX 5000 C31XR ACOM 2000
 
HG8C(HA8EK)   SOSB(A)/10 LP   212,0272014-10-27 01:49:44
Tcvr: ICOM 735
Power: 60 Watts output
Antenna: HyGain EX14 Explorer (3 ele. 3 band Beam) up 40m
Software: WriteLog V.11.22G on XP
Thanks for the all contesters for QSO, again on next CQWW - CW.

Vy73 Tami
HA8EK / HG8C
 
KL7RA   M/M HP   17,636,4632014-10-27 01:55:09
Excellent crew with excellent conditions, 300+ single band hours and then it all
went away. Then it came back, then no one can hear us for a few hours then they
can. Repeat wash, rinse cycle. 80 and 160 was a bust for us but 40 actually
produced all night when every other band was stone rear-end dead quiet.

N6TR, Tree had the best hour, 320 and AL7IF, Wigi got the first 100 Q's in the
log, both won a cookie. New guests from Texas, KK7JS, Scott and from Ohio,
Ryan, AB8XX had fun with the pile-ups not knowing these conditions were
actually awful half the time. K5ZO came back to run rate after a station
inspection tour here last March during the WPX that went well. The aurora did
not impress Lloyd as he was part of the old crew in Fairbanks from years ago.
Kris, AL2F did his normal high rate hours. We had to use a goat for the
sacrifice to kick the bands in since he seemed attached to his dog Tuna who was
assigned station crumb on floor clean-up. Both Jeff, KL2HD and Carl, WL7BDO put
in a full 48 hour day/night cycle and ran rate for hours or mostly walked as it
turned out.

11K qso's isn't bad for this part of the world and I'm sure it will look FB in
a few years when we crank out 5K. No position during this contest was left
empty if there was any chance of a Qso. We called a lot of DX that could not
hear us. Just bad luck with these three flares that slapped us around up here
this far north.

73 Rich, KL7RA NPCG SS code next.
 
S53EA(@S52DK)   M/S HP   4,506,7682014-10-27 02:00:47
Hi!

Nice contest with lot of fun (Solar flares, linear amplifier TRX relay
failure). We used FT-2000, H.M. linear 1 kW, TH6DXX and dipoles for lower
bands.

73 ES GL.
 
XW1IC(E21EIC)   SOAB HP   5,462,6722014-10-27 02:04:57
Lightening last month to the SteppIR antenna we fixed it but not work well.
I used backside (180 degree) of antenna to operate. However, it's good WX and
I have a lot of fun.


20m-10m 4el SteppIR @40mH.
40m DP @15mH
80m DP @20mH
YAESU FTdx-5000MP


CU in CQWW CW

73, Champ XW1IC/E21EIC
 
PI4DX   M/S HP   12,137,4202014-10-27 02:16:35
Normally we compete in the M/2 but this year we decided to enter the M/S
category.
We had a blast! Great conditions, great runs, great mult's, all one needs in a
WW contest.
Thanks every one for the Q's, hope to see you in the next one!
 
KB5JC   SOAB LP   119,9522014-10-27 02:16:52
Family in Town for weekend. Time with the Radio/contest was limited. Had fun
in this contest. Bands not too bad.
 
SE3X(SA3BYC)   SOAB Rookie LP   57,9602014-10-27 02:17:09
Working all weekend and as well having family comitment with my son visiting his
OM. Been to much work lately and my motivation, to be honest, was not the best.
But when junior left home and I had part of Sunday at my own disposal I decided
to try a few Qso's. Wish I had done that earlier! Conds on 10m was absolutely
amazing!

Stayed at 10m with some shorter visits on the other bands, but with these conds
I found my self back at 10m after some minutes :) Good fun to say the least! my
new yagi worked really well on 10m and with only 100W I think I worked more US
during a few hour's than during all of my last 3 years activities on HF.

Thanx everyone active and participating for making this one of the highlights
of the contesting year!

73 de Johan
 
G4FKA   SOSB/10 HP   371,7802014-10-27 02:27:56
What a great weekend for 28 MHz. Good conditions both days, but particularly on
Sunday when the stations just kept coming. A pleasure to be able to get decent
runs using just a fixed inverted V.

Thanks for all the contacts and looking forward to CW in a months time.

IC756 ProIII, 1K-FA, 400w, fixed wire inverted V at 6m.

Geoff G4FKA
 
EC7AKV   SOSB(A)/10 HP   840,7022014-10-27 02:43:14
Very good condition in 10M, I need any element more, some more antenna and a
little more power hehe, Nice battle in cqcontest.ru a pleasure,
congratulations to the winners.

My working conditions were:

Icom IC-756PROIII
Hy-Gain TH5DXX
ACOM 1010
N1MM Plus + Microham USBII + Heil Proset4 + desire + illusion je je
 
CT1BOH   SOAB HP   100,1412014-10-27 02:45:19
With 2 month old baby, I was not able to fly to a contest location.

Was in DXer mode for 2 hours. Amazing to work 104 countries and 33 zones on 10
meters with packet click and shoot!


With all the kids and wife sleeping drove to National Radio Portugal and had
fun for a couple of hours at CR5A around midnight Saturday/Sunday with CT1FFU
and CT1FJO testing a huge Curtain. It's really something using a 25 dBi
antenna:
https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/526144712944918528
https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/526162964290994178

73 José Nunes
 
GM4O   SOSB/10 LP   87,2102014-10-27 03:02:56
Excellent condx on 10m, but I failed to capitalise. Computer hardware problems
and
wild wx make this contest rank with my disaster in CQWW during hurricane Sandy
as C6AZZ. Never the less, CQWW is in my blood, and all the suffering made me
appreciate that I am not the only one who triumphs against the odds. Next year
I am going to do this from the sunshine !!! 73, George KQ8Z
 
W2CDO   SOAB HP   295,7782014-10-27 03:06:09
Rig : FT-1000MP Mark-V + Alpha 9500
Antennas : 160-80-40 trap dipole @ 60', Hexbeam @ 35'
6 hrs. casual contesting. Thanks for all the Qs. Lots of fun.
Peter
 
F4VPX(CT1ILT)   SOAB(A) LP   2,934,3962014-10-27 03:29:31
The goal was to break the French record and it was achieved.

Thanks for the QSOs, cu next one

73's
Filipe F4VPX CT1ILT
 
UB7K(@UA7K)   M/M HP   5,981,5002014-10-27 03:39:32
Unfortunately for us turned out to work only 24 hours ... to visit us came
Murphy. There was a violent storm and in the neighborhood lost power. We had to
finish the competition.
Thank you to everyone who called us.
See you in CQ WW CW!
 
ZW5B(@PY5EG)   M/S HP   12,310,9362014-10-27 03:44:13
Election day in Brazil and the major operators have being not able to come.We
decided at the last moment to play M/S with some young operators.
We received the visit from PU2RSD,PU5RAS and we mixed those young fellows with
some old guys PP5XX,PY5EG, PY2ZEA, PY5HSD and PY5KD.
Some election and family commitments forced the operators to stay on the
station for part of the contest.
As usual we enjoyed a lot and eat a good foof made by Sofia and Marcia.
Thanks for being in our log.
73
Oms PY5EG
 
K6CSL   SOAB LP   21,7602014-10-27 03:51:57
The best number of Q's from this station, for this event, but the mults just
weren't there. I think conditions were poor, with the adverse conditions from 4
solar flares that affected the contest period. My station best score was in 2012
when I worked 97 Q's in 44 Zones and 54 Countries, for a score of 24,500 pts. I
sure hope CW will have better conditions. I still don't know if I will be at
home or /7 in Goodyear, AZ for CW. Some of this events highlights for me was
working Masa, JH4UYB, Friday evening as my 5th contact on 10m. On Sunday
afternoon I also worked old friend, Gary, VA7RR operating VB7C on 20m. Other
thrills were working DXpeditions ZK3E, TX7G and W1AW/8 for points in the
contest. The conditions made this a real challenge. Bert, K6CSL
 
NQ4I   M/M HP   14,695,1422014-10-27 04:00:19
Another great CQWW SSB test is now in the log. Fun was had by all at NQ4I. We
had VE3CX join us from Thunder Bay, Ontario and he had a blast. Also guesting
was Amir 4X6TT who stopped by and helped on 20 meters for the first 24 hours.

Another source of excitement was the cqcontest.ru web site. It is so easy to
use and provided many hours of interest by all the operators at NQ4I. I want to
say thanks to Dave K1TTT (aka WK1Q) for posting his scores. The see-saw race
lasted all weekend and was a really close race. I want to go on record here,
that anyone who is using packet(Internet for spotting) has to POST his score
for all to see!!!

Line up we used at NQ4I:

160m AA4V K3 and Alpha 77 and 3 by 3/8 verticals, 6 beverages and Hi-Z rcving 4
square.
80m VE3CX and N4SF RUN-Orion and Henry 3K-A 12 ele LPDA and 6 beverages. MULT-
Orion and AL-1500 and 4 square and 6 beverages.
40m VE7ZO and N4XL RUN-Orion and Henry 3K Classic II and 3 over 3 stack and 6
beverages. MULT-Orion II and Alpha 8410 and 4 ele KLM at 160 ft and 6
beverages.
20m W4IX and 4X6TT RUN-Orion and Alpha 77 and 8 over 5 over 5 stack. MULT Orion
and Alpha 3KD Classic and 4 el Hygain 204BA at 85 ft.
15m K4BAI and KM4HI RUN-Orion and Henry 3K-A and 8 over 9 over stack. MULT
Orion and Henry 3K-A and 6 el at 105 ft.
10m W4DD and K5AUP RUN Orion and Alpha 87A and 7 over 7 over 7 stack. MULT-
Orion and Alpha 8410 and 5 over 5 over 5 stack.

I had been watching the long range weather forecast and also the solar
conditions for weeks leading up to the contest. The weather proved to be
outstanding fall conditions, cool nights and warm days and no rain....and the
solar conditions once again lived up to expectations. Conditions on the high
bands were just spectacular! Ten Meters was a bottomless pit of qso's...the
other bands suffered from the large amount of activity on ten meters!

The score we are posting today comes very close to our best effort so far. It
just isn't physically possible to make many more qso's than we did. If you
can't hear them you can't work them. Being in the South East US is a handicap
that all our contacts have to make an additional skip(hop) to reach us and are
there by reduced in strength by 2 or more s units. And then there is the Zero
pointers that we have call us for hours! My first guess of totals for zero
pointers is somewhere around 500 zero pointers. I am willing to bet that our
competitors in the NE US had less than 100. This ties up my operators for two
or three non-productive hours just to make and log the zero pointers. There
needs to be value assigned to ANY qso. I have suggested in the past a value of
one point for in country and in zone, followed by two points in another zone. I
am sure that our EU stations would go for something like that too. It would
lessen the impact of the 3 point "chip shot" locations and their
monopoly of scoring points due to location.

The NQ4I team wishes to thank all involved who worked us on so many bands and
provided a really super fall weekend of DX and high rates. Look for us in the
CQWW CW.

73 from Middle Georgia,

NQ4I

QSL ONLY by LOTW!!
 
CW5W(CX6VM)   SOSB/20 HP   1,578,6722014-10-27 04:01:51
I decided to participate in the last hours. I had many social activities for the
weekend so I was not too excited to participate seriously in the contest.

Finally result in a nice contest, but at times it was very difficult to
maintain a pileup.

Apologies to those who asked me to go to the low bands, but knowing I was not
going to participate, the antennas are still in need of repair. Will fix them
for CQWW CW (I hope!)

73,
Jorge
CX6VM/CW5W
 
W5CF   SOAB LP   104,3682014-10-27 04:14:20
Enjoyed working the contest. A X-Class solar flare occurred at exactly 11:00
local Saturday and took the bands out for several hours.
 
KDØFW   SOAB(A) HP   1,010,9362014-10-27 04:21:27
This contest was a lot of fun. Last year just had a tri-bander at 20 feet. This
year the same tri-bander but at 60 feet and it showed in the score. First time
to work 119 Countries on 10 meters and even break the 1 million score for the
first time. Next year I will have at least a 7 element up and maybe two and
looking forward to it ( just as long as 10 meters is still good ). Mike
 
CT9/R9DX   SOSB/15 HP   1,783,8282014-10-27 04:24:42
4 el. yagi to NA
4 el. yagi to EU
GP

Elecraft K3
ACOM 2000A

73!
Vadim, R9DX
 
EI2CN   SOSB(A)/10 HP   540,5312014-10-27 04:27:11
Friends,
Well conditions for me were not as good as last year. My score is half
last years though the multiplier count in about the same. The DXCC count of
136 is not too bad but I missed Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Hawaii. I
worked one JA, managed to catch Guam and the Marianas. My runs really started
in the later afternoon when it was possible to work one North American after
another with the west coast proving no problem. I tried working spots for
Asiatic Russia zone 19 but failed repeatedly and my runs with the antenna in
their beam heading did not produce results.

It was good to run in the High Power category as it would have been hard to
keep going otherwise. I need a minimum QSO rate unless working on a casual
basis with QRP. Fifteen meters might have been a better choice but this is
perhaps the last hurrah for ten and the band was expected to be very good -
well it was pretty good. I also like the closing of the band around 20:00 UTC
which ensures a somewhat normal existence. Bessie ten meters has more room to
play in.

My thanks to the organizers and all who gave me a QSO. See you next year
on fifteen and I will probably choose fifteen for the CW leg of CQ WW at the
end of November.

Rig K3
P3 panadapter
Acom 2000A at 1500W contest power limit for EI
Microkeyer II
WinTest The European Standard
4 element SteppIR at 24M or 80 feet

73 and Peace Doug EI2CN
 
KF5WFL   SOAB Rookie LP   60,0752014-10-27 04:31:34
TS-2000/END FED 59\' WIRE/AT-230 TUNER
 
EA5DFV   SOAB(A) HP   1,149,9602014-10-27 04:31:52
Only for a bit of fun. Nice conditions on bands, with some "change of
wind", hi,hi

73 de Jose.
 
E73ESP   M/S HP   832,6082014-10-27 04:40:45
SETUP: FT-1000MP+PA 2XGU81M
Antena: Dipol 160m, Inverted V 80m, Dipol 40m and FB53 beam 20,10,15m.

We had problems with the PA. Few hours we had to work with solo FT-1000MP.
 
DL5L(DGØOKW)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,179,9982014-10-27 04:42:54
I am missing the DX Runs this year. Best hour 149 QSOs last Year 203.
I am happy for the 40 Zones, this Year Zone 1 go "easy".

Station

2x K3 + PAs

5ele @ 25m
4ele @ 22m
4ele @ 12m (10ele Tribander)

TNX for all Station calling me.

73 de DG0OKW
 
HG7T   M/2 HP   12,833,5682014-10-27 04:45:54
Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM
 
K3OO(@K3OOOOO)   SOAB(A) HP   2,235,7532014-10-27 04:46:41
Some running, some DXing, Lots of fun.

73,
Rick K3OO
 
K2QO   SOAB QRP   60,3752014-10-27 04:48:54
Great 10M conditions every time I popped into the shack to operate.

73,
Mark K2QO
FN03ra
K3, Force 12 C4E at 55', Dipole, Skookum Logger
 
EU1AA   SOSB(A)/10 LP   242,5722014-10-27 04:49:39
Yeasu FT-102 (one tube in PA) 30 W, ant - rotary 5 ele. Yagi 7m boom up 40 m,
fixed 5 ele. wire Yagi to USA. Good condx second day, poor Africa. Thanks all
for QSO's!
 
VE3BR   SOAB LP   116,8202014-10-27 04:52:18
Radio: Ten-Tec Jupiter
Antenna: DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band Vertical
Software: N1MM Logger+ 0.19.4115.0

Abridged story: the squirrels won. Full version: Very soon into the contest
(already dark outside) my only antenna, 80/40 vertical, starts to act up badly.
Checked the feedline and found the spot where the coax has been literally chewed
in half. I am not that much into SSB contesting, so decided to have a full
night's sleep and fix things up the next morning, and so I did. Took a lot of
Saturday off, but eventually got back into the contest. Guess what? Soon after
dark same thing again. This time in two places, one exactly where the previous
day's damage was. I fixed that Sunday morning. By this time I almost lost
interest and when on Sunday after dark found the feedline chewed through again
I thought it was actually funny. Those darn squirrels somehow do not like me...
 
WA3F   SOAB HP   1,676,2542014-10-27 04:52:20
The Good:
10M
S&P - I love that mode. It's all I do. Too tough figuring out a call
on a run with my hearing
Some really great operators out there

The Bad:
SSB - Yeah, I much prefer CW
This is where to hear some of the worst signals ever
Over driven
Too much processing

The Ugly:
I actually fell asleep at the rig. Left for work at 8:00 AM Fri, got home
8:30 PM and right on the air. Not the way you want to go into a contest.


This was great fun. Prefer CW

Dave
WA3F
GO FRC!!!!!
 
N4BCD   SOAB(A) HP   517,2042014-10-27 04:52:44
Mostly a multiplier hunt in between fall chores & football.
 
K3OQ(@W3RFC)   M/S HP   1,622,9822014-10-27 05:09:57
Ten was hot as hell...we all had fun.
 
VO1TX   SOAB LP   170,1502014-10-27 05:18:03
Hi, Conditions were quite good at my QTH, but challenging at the same time with
the QRM. I would like to thank you all for the contacts and also for your
patience. Hope to hear you all next year!
73
VO1TX
 
K2ZR   SOAB Classic LP   420,7842014-10-27 05:20:41
Rig: K2 @ 95W
Ants: CF 660' Wire EF 425' Wire Traffie HX-5Bi Hexbeam
Log: N1MM

Band conditions were off the charts
Memorable Moment: During a rare moment of running, TO0X. Mayotte answered me.

Thanks for the Qs.
73,
Dick, K2ZR
 
K5RR   SOAB HP   1,444,5062014-10-27 05:21:21
Although the conditions were almost as good as last year, my score is much lower
than last year's. This was mostly due to less success at running, for some
reason.
 
CE3CT   M/M HP   11,749,3582014-10-27 05:32:31
Another great contest in Chicureo, with capricious propagation specially
saturday afternoon with big blackout for 3 hours, low bands with big noise all
night.
This is the first experience on MM on CQWW, we use only 3 stations and we are
very happy with the result.
Many thanks to all team, special thanks to Allan VE7SZ and Fernando LU2BPM per
traveling for enjoy together.
Also thank Carlos CE3CKX and my neighbor Miljenko for helping to repair
antennas before the contest, to VE7SV for the support from VE7.
73
CE3CT Roberto
 
VE3UTT   SOAB(A) HP   1,440,7172014-10-27 05:34:15
K3 / Optibeam / 43'Vertical / 160m "L'

Not a fan of phone contests but conditions on 10 and 15 too good to pass up.
All S&P.
 
K2TE   SOAB(A) HP   1,900,6082014-10-27 05:35:41
Sure was nice to see 10 meters hopping like last year! I had planned to operate
30+ hours but my grandson had other plans and the nice wx made it hard to ignore
him. I'm working on him to say "59 05" so I can use him as a pile-up
generator. (Who would resist talking to a 3-year-old on the air?)
 
9A8M   M/S HP   8,172,3182014-10-27 05:38:14
Hi Guys!

We fail on lower bands - need better antennas. Upper bands ware ufb, especially
10m. We used totally repaired multiband QQ on upper bands 3/4/5 L, monobanders
on 20 and 15 5L and more or less wires on lower bands. Anyway it was grate fun
to play in cq ww. Congrats to our competition!

See you cw!

Best 73xv
Sale, 9A3XV on behalf of team
 
OL3R(OK1VWK)   SOAB(A) HP   3,326,1012014-10-27 05:45:53
I love this contest. No station improvements since last WPX. Difference is no
Mr.Murphy visit in compare to last two years. But personal TOP score 4.8Mega
points from WW SSB 2011 is still expected to be come on. Maybe in peak of next
solar cycle again :-)

Positive (verified) things:

- upper band local EU mults are easy manageable by sidelobe radiation pattern

- default TRX power is enough for several different band local easy mults. Yes
also in HP category. They are fast manageable by STBY switch without change
amplifier settigs. It saves final number of total off-time counter

- W8JI magic T-splitter on 20m is working fine. Better than expected. Decided
to upgrade antenna splitter switch to next bands.

CU in CW part...
 
KØEJ   SOSB/10 HP   1,025,8802014-10-27 05:55:15
well I guess Cycle 24 isn't dead yet!!

73, Mark K0EJ
 
CN3A   M/2 HP   36,002,3402014-10-27 05:55:56
Thanks to all the OM friends around the world to get this effort possible.

We arrived in delay due the short time we have.

Less thank 48 hours before the contest start.

We arranged a new 30Mt. tower with a fixes multiband antenna into US direction,
new slooper for 160, 4sq. on 80 mt. all under a strong 30° Celsius with great
sunny days.

Big fun as usual with our operators friends, very good 10 Mt. conditions with
great run rates, 15 Mt. slower respect last year (flares), 20 mt. ok, and some
good improvments on 40, 80 and finally we found a good compromise on 160 mt.
that now seems to work pretty good.

We miss zone 34, but we increase our qso's.

We would like to thanks also our great friend George NR5M for his support.

Thank you all again and talk to you soon on the air

Beat 73' from all the 2014 CN3A Cqww Ssb M/2 Team

de Matt IK2SGC & Steve IK2QEI
 
WC4E   SOAB Classic LP   306,1592014-10-27 06:02:15
1st WW SSB from MA. Big signals from EU! Part time with 100w and dipole 30'.
 
N4PN   SOSB/10 HP   1,030,8482014-10-27 06:13:13
Another one in the books but unlike any 10m conditions that I call recall in
61 years of hamming...it was unbelievable...
Some surprises that called were FR/DJ7RJ and S75K, since last year on SB15
the only zone I missed was z39....also, 5R8M was in there this year..
Missed a lot of zones and countries that I know were active, i.e., HK0ZKX,
XW1IC and others...the real pileup came in the last 25 minutes when FO4BM
came on for the first time...now, that was a real pile-up.
Thanks for all the Q's....
73, Paul
Yaesu FTdx5000mp
Yaesu FT1000mp
Ameritron AL1200
Ameritron AL811
TH-5 @ 70'
5el 10m @ 45'
Logging w/CT
 
VE3AD   SOAB HP   1,029,9662014-10-27 06:15:36
GREAT CONDX
 
W9RE   SOAB HP   6,782,5902014-10-27 06:24:35
I was planning on operating a little less then normal as shown by a sleep break
during the 1100z hour on the first day but soon fell back into the trap of
operating FT. My xyl said oh so you are going to take it easy this year but I
guess old habits are hard to break.

Q's are almost exactly what I had last year but mults are down somewhat mainly
due to 160 through 40. I had maybe about 15 stations answer CQ's on 80.

If 10 is going to be open like this I need to change an unused 10 meter stack
to resonant around 29 as my main stack does not have a low enough SWR at
29.000. Sol let me know so I don't do any unnecessary work.

Still using TRLog for DOS (not one reboot-and the only bugs are limited CTY.dat
size and flashing in parts of the screen but I have easy work arounds). Waiting
for Kevin, George and Pat to knock out the SSB bugs in TRLinux. I do have an
extra DVP card and just this week KB9AX offered two old DOS machines so I might
be a lifer.

Continent List 2014 SSB CQWW W9RE

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 7 3 38 73 41 43 205
VE calls = 8 24 36 74 41 30 213
N.A. calls = 7 21 19 49 39 46 181
S.A. calls = 5 9 21 84 63 125 307
Euro calls = 0 69 386 370 659 1164 2648
Afrc calls = 0 5 12 22 14 22 75
Asia calls = 0 0 3 68 31 16 118
JA calls = 0 0 9 25 141 58 233
Ocen calls = 0 1 7 44 13 29 94

Unknowns = 0 0 0 1 3 1 5

Total calls = 27 132 531 810 1045 1534 4079

Unknowns on 20 = TX7G
Unknowns on 15 = B4L TO2A Z61DX
Unknowns on 10 = TX7G


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

CALLSIGN: W9RE
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: W9RE

--> TX7G has an unknown country prefix.
--> TX7G has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 24 22 62 108 108 2.7
0100 0 3 25 61 5 0 94 202 5.0
0200 0 0 27 21 13 0 61 263 6.5
0300 1 18 0 57 1 0 77 340 8.4
0400 3 19 1 28 0 0 51 391 9.7
0500 4 19 45 0 0 0 68 459 11.4
0600 1 0 104 2 0 0 107 566 14.0
0700 0 11 46 4 0 0 61 627 15.5
0800 2 8 43 0 0 0 53 680 16.8
0900 0 8 16 30 0 0 54 734 18.2
1000 0 3 15 20 10 0 48 782 19.3
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 782 19.3
1200 0 0 0 8 95 0 103 885 21.9
1300 0 0 0 0 5 198 203 1088 26.9
1400 0 0 0 0 4 167 171 1259 31.1
1500 0 0 0 0 13 174 187 1446 35.8
1600 0 0 0 1 10 161 172 1618 40.0
1700 0 0 0 0 26 38 64 1682 41.6
1800 0 0 0 0 73 30 103 1785 44.2
1900 0 0 0 0 68 33 101 1886 46.7
2000 0 0 0 139 9 6 154 2040 50.5
2100 0 0 0 71 22 14 107 2147 53.1
2200 0 0 0 0 65 31 96 2243 55.5
2300 0 0 2 13 7 52 74 2317 57.3
0000 0 0 0 74 22 0 96 2413 59.7
0100 2 0 3 12 65 0 82 2495 61.7
0200 0 1 10 16 3 0 30 2525 62.5
0300 0 0 33 46 0 0 79 2604 64.4
0400 3 14 10 1 0 0 28 2632 65.1
0500 2 0 1 66 0 0 69 2701 66.8
0600 5 21 18 0 0 0 44 2745 67.9
0700 0 1 73 0 0 0 74 2819 69.7
0800 2 6 52 0 0 0 60 2879 71.2
0900 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2881 71.3
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2881 71.3
1100 2 0 1 4 65 0 72 2953 73.1
1200 0 0 0 0 183 0 183 3136 77.6
1300 0 0 0 5 111 2 118 3254 80.5
1400 0 0 0 1 35 82 118 3372 83.4
1500 0 0 0 7 4 78 89 3461 85.6
1600 0 0 0 0 0 86 86 3547 87.8
1700 0 0 0 0 3 99 102 3649 90.3
1800 0 0 0 0 9 95 104 3753 92.9
1900 0 0 0 17 1 70 88 3841 95.0
2000 0 0 0 0 32 19 51 3892 96.3
2100 0 0 0 11 19 23 53 3945 97.6
2200 0 0 0 41 14 0 55 4000 99.0
2300 0 0 0 20 20 2 42 4042 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 27 132 526 801 1034 1522 4042

Gross QSOs=4079 Dupes=37 Net QSOs=4042

Unique callsigns worked = 3050

The best 60 minute rate was 212/hour from 1243 to 1342
The best 30 minute rate was 246/hour from 1306 to 1335
The best 10 minute rate was 288/hour from 1306 to 1315

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 1 times.
6 QSOs/minute 14 times.
5 QSOs/minute 39 times.
4 QSOs/minute 148 times.
3 QSOs/minute 331 times.
2 QSOs/minute 631 times.
1 QSOs/minute 909 times.

There were 650 bandchanges and 281 (7.0%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 22 48 93 193 121 119 596 14.7
South America 5 9 21 84 64 125 308 7.6
Europe 0 69 381 368 651 1152 2621 64.8
Asia 0 0 12 89 171 74 346 8.6
Africa 0 5 12 22 14 22 75 1.9
Oceania 0 1 7 44 13 29 94 2.3
??? 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 27 132 526 801 1034 1522 4042

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 45
4 1009
5 1560
6 1387
7 14
8 11
9 8
10 8

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4J 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4L 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4O 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
4X 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 0.1
5B 0 0 1 5 1 3 10 0.2
5H 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5R 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5W 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
6W 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
6Y 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0.1
8P 1 1 1 2 1 2 8 0.2
8R 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
9A 0 1 9 9 13 22 54 1.3
9H 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9K 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
A7 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 0.1
A9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BY 0 0 0 2 6 0 8 0.2
C3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
C9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CE 0 1 3 12 7 14 37 0.9
CM 1 2 2 6 5 3 19 0.5
CN 0 3 3 2 3 4 15 0.4
CT 0 2 4 11 9 11 37 0.9
CT3 0 0 1 2 3 1 7 0.2
CU 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
CX 0 0 0 3 3 5 11 0.3
D4 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
DL 0 9 67 42 98 203 419 10.4
DU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
E7 0 0 2 2 1 3 8 0.2
EA 0 6 41 30 47 72 196 4.8
EA6 0 0 2 2 1 2 7 0.2
EA8 0 0 6 7 3 5 21 0.5
EA9 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
EI 0 5 7 7 4 13 36 0.9
ER 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0.1
ES 0 0 0 2 5 2 9 0.2
EU 0 0 0 2 9 10 21 0.5
F 0 4 34 15 25 63 141 3.5
FM 0 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.1
FR 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
FW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FY 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
G 0 6 44 21 32 93 196 4.8
GD 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 0.1
GI 0 0 1 1 4 11 17 0.4
GJ 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0
GM 0 1 5 4 7 14 31 0.8
GU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
GW 0 0 3 1 5 5 14 0.3
HA 0 2 4 9 7 18 40 1.0
HB 0 1 5 6 8 15 35 0.9
HB0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
HC 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 0.1
HI 1 1 0 4 2 0 8 0.2
HK 1 1 3 3 2 5 15 0.4
HL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HP 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
HR 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
HS 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 0.1
HZ 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
I 0 6 38 51 65 121 281 7.0
*IG9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
IS 0 0 1 1 3 4 9 0.2
*IT9 0 0 5 9 10 19 43 1.1
J3 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
J6 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
JA 0 0 9 24 139 58 230 5.7
JT 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
JW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
K 7 3 38 72 41 43 204 5.0
KH0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0.1
KH2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
KH6 0 1 3 5 3 11 23 0.6
KH8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KL 0 1 2 4 6 2 15 0.4
KP2 2 2 2 3 1 3 13 0.3
KP4 1 1 3 11 8 9 33 0.8
LA 0 0 8 4 8 9 29 0.7
LU 0 0 2 11 12 28 53 1.3
LX 0 2 0 1 3 0 6 0.1
LY 0 0 0 7 6 9 22 0.5
LZ 0 0 3 5 6 11 25 0.6
OA 0 0 2 2 1 2 7 0.2
OE 0 1 3 3 11 7 25 0.6
OH 0 0 5 14 11 14 44 1.1
OH0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
OK 0 4 14 5 23 40 86 2.1
OM 0 0 3 2 7 10 22 0.5
ON 0 4 8 5 14 32 63 1.6
OZ 0 1 2 3 8 11 25 0.6
P4 2 3 3 2 3 3 16 0.4
PA 0 4 19 15 20 62 120 3.0
PJ2 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 0.1
PJ4 1 2 1 2 1 1 8 0.2
PY 0 0 5 35 24 54 118 2.9
S5 0 2 8 7 19 20 56 1.4
S7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SM 0 0 2 11 18 22 53 1.3
SP 0 2 7 5 46 57 117 2.9
SV 0 0 0 2 2 13 17 0.4
SV5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
TA 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.1
*TA1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
TF 0 0 0 2 2 3 7 0.2
TG 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
TI 0 1 0 2 1 1 5 0.1
TK 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
UA 0 0 4 25 41 43 113 2.8
UA2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
UA9 0 0 1 35 14 2 52 1.3
UN 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0.2
UR 0 0 4 10 23 31 68 1.7
V2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.0
V3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.0
V4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
VE 8 24 36 74 41 30 213 5.3
VK 0 0 3 25 4 9 41 1.0
VK9L 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
VP5 1 1 2 2 2 2 10 0.2
VP9 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.1
VR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VU 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.1
XE 0 2 2 2 5 13 24 0.6
XW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
YB 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
YL 0 0 1 1 6 3 11 0.3
YN 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
YO 0 1 4 2 6 25 38 0.9
YS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
YU 0 1 6 7 5 18 37 0.9
*Z6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
YV 0 1 2 7 4 5 19 0.5
Z3 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.1
ZD8 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 0.1
ZF 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.1
ZK3 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.1
ZL 0 0 0 9 0 3 12 0.3
ZP 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 0.1
ZS 0 0 0 4 3 6 13 0.3
??? 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 27 132 526 801 1034 1522 4042

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 0 47 258 179 315 640 1439 35.6
15 0 21 108 139 241 370 879 21.7
25 0 0 9 24 140 58 231 5.7
16 0 0 8 34 78 86 206 5.1
04 9 17 24 57 27 23 157 3.9
05 4 6 37 52 28 5 132 3.3
11 0 0 5 36 25 58 124 3.1
03 1 3 12 36 23 42 117 2.9
08 7 13 14 33 23 25 115 2.8
20 0 1 8 17 20 61 107 2.6
09 5 8 9 17 15 17 71 1.8
13 0 0 2 14 15 33 64 1.6
33 0 5 10 12 10 12 49 1.2
30 0 0 3 24 4 10 41 1.0
12 0 1 3 12 7 14 37 0.9
17 0 0 0 27 6 0 33 0.8
31 0 1 4 7 3 13 28 0.7
06 0 2 2 2 5 13 24 0.6
07 0 4 0 6 5 6 21 0.5
18 0 0 0 17 4 0 21 0.5
01 0 1 2 5 8 2 18 0.4
32 0 0 0 11 0 4 15 0.4
38 0 0 0 4 3 6 13 0.3
21 0 0 1 6 2 4 13 0.3
10 0 0 2 5 2 3 12 0.3
02 1 2 2 2 2 3 12 0.3
24 0 0 0 1 8 0 9 0.2
40 0 0 0 3 2 3 8 0.2
26 0 0 0 5 2 0 7 0.2
27 0 0 0 0 4 3 7 0.2
19 0 0 1 0 3 2 6 0.1
39 0 0 0 4 0 1 5 0.1
22 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.1
28 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
36 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 0.1
35 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0.1
29 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
23 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
37 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 27 132 526 801 1034 1522 4042

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2423
2 bands 392
3 bands 141
4 bands 64
5 bands 24
6 bands 6

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

HK1NA PJ4X 8P5A KP2M VP5DX KP3Z


------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 11 39 243 453 589 1088
 
WB8JUI   SOSB/10 LP   107,9632014-10-27 06:26:51
Phone Contest + Low Power + Vertical Antenna = Generally an exercise in
futility.

After missing the majority of Saturday due to family commitments. I opted for a
single band 10 meter entry. Have to take advantage of 10 when it's open!

Just about 100% S&P. Lots of activity well above 29 MHz.

Top 5 country breakdown:

Japan - 12%
Spain - 7.2%
Germany - 6.4%
Canada - 4.6%
Italy - 3.8%


JAs were booming. Surprised to work B1Z late in the contest Sunday. Can't
remember a DX contest where I did not work, let alone not even hear PJ2T.

Thanks to all for pulling me out of the QRM and splatter.

73 - Rick WB8JUI

Icom IC746Pro
Hustler 5BTV (Ground mounted)
N1MM Logger + (Ran great - No issues)
 
VU3KPL   SOAB(A) LP   113,9802014-10-27 06:28:44
This contest i wanted to try experimental half square on 10m. While 10m was
booming here, with 50 W and Hexbeam QSO was not raining as heavily as others.
Hexbeam SWR went infinite on Saturday afternoon due to heavy rains at that time
i had completed only 60 Qs. Had to stay away from higher bands for nearly 24hrs
till next days when antenna dried naturally. meanwhile operated handful nearby
countries on halfsquare and lost all bigtime show on Saturday night. Rest of
the 200 Qs were made between Sunday local 2PM till mid night. At times VK9LM
and VK9XSP were worked with single calls.
Most memorable QSO was with KH7XX on 40 meters. On my low OCF dipole, he was
coming 59 with broadcast quality signal. On just first call he caught me and
gave report and greeted Aloha. I wonder what antenna system he was using. All
time New one on 40 made my contest efforts fruitful.
Yes these contests are fun and offer lot of learning potentials on solar
weather, antenna and operating techniques.

See you next time!
VU3KPL
 
KD3RF   M/2 HP   1,871,6702014-10-27 06:30:18
With family and work commitments, this year the VE2DXY Team stayed in
Pennsylvania and operated from KD3RF's location. We missed one of our operators
who came down with a stomach virus. It gave us an oportunity to test or Mosely
Jr. antenna's against a full quad and realized they perform very well. We also
missed the oportunity to be on the receiving end of a continuous pile up. Great
activity on the high bands. Low bands were very slow and noisy.
 
K9JE   SOAB Classic LP   428,7862014-10-27 06:33:24
Part time ,search and pounce.
 
K5TR   SOAB HP   5,356,9772014-10-27 06:39:46
Overall the contest went very well and I had fun. For the first time in years I
have a rotatator under the high 40 meter yagi that rotates and has direction
indication in the shack. It sure is nice not having to check on the yagi with a
spotlight when I want to turn it.

Congradulations to N9RV on a great score. And that K1DG score - I have no clue
what it would be like to make 5000 contacts in this contest. And I am sure
there will be others posting some great numbers over the next few days.

With all of the activity in this contest it is much harder to find a place to
CQ on 15 meters. 40 meters is frustrating in that it seems many do not know how
to operate split. If they do not learn I am not sure what will happen in a few
years when we are all on it all night long.

It is amazing to me how much activity there can be on 10 meters. Not only all
the stations calling CQ but also all of the stations doing S&P that we can
have 200 hours all over tha band too. Too bad we do not have this much
spectrum on the other bands.

Now for lots of numbers.

Contest Dates : 25-Oct-14, 26-Oct-14
Callsign Used : K5TR

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
___________________________________________________________

160SSB 24 24 43 16 8
80SSB 60 60 133 31 15
40SSB 663 646 1505 76 27
20SSB 357 354 921 97 32
15SSB 847 836 2090 95 29
10SSB 1825 1806 4657 115 32
___________________________________________________________

Totals 3776 3726 9349 430 143

Final Score = 5,356,977 points.

Station:
http://www.k5tr.net/

2x Elecraft K3 radios (tnx k5ot)
2x AL-1500 amps

160 - 1/4 wave sloping verticals sloped east and west
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long
- Shared Apex RX Loop Array

80 - Half wave sloping dipoles - sloped NE, NW from 120'.
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long
- Shared Apex RX Loop Array

40 - 4 element yagi at 120'
- Cushcraft 40-2CD at 87'
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long
- Shared Apex RX Loop Array

20 - 6 element yagi at 80' fixed NE
- 6 element yagi at 80'
- 6 element yagi 40' fixed NW
- 4 element yagi 60' fixed SE

15 - 6 element yagi at 70'
- 6 element yagi at 35' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 50' fixed SE

10 - 6 element yagi at 60'
- 6 element yagi at 30' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 40' fixed SE
- 6 element yagi at 120'


HR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOTAL SCORE
-- ----- --------------- -------- -------- -------- ------ --------- -----
0 --- --- --- --- 29/28 128/31 157/59 157/59 0.02M
1 --- --- --- 6/11 82/7 21/9 109/27 266/86 0.06M
2 --- --- 2/4 30/20 58/3 --- 90/27 356/113 0.10M
3 --- --- 29/24 8/10 12/7 --- 49/41 405/154 0.16M
4 1/2 4/7 16/8 33/14 --- --- 54/31 459/185 0.21M
5 7/6 15/13 5/6 24/4 --- --- 51/29 510/214 0.27M
6 2/4 --- 54/9 10/4 --- --- 66/17 576/231 0.33M
7 --- --- 35/7 16/9 --- --- 51/16 627/247 0.38M
8 2/2 8/4 35/3 9/6 --- --- 54/15 681/262 0.44M
9 --- 3/2 77/5 7/2 --- --- 87/9 768/271 0.51M
10 --- 4/5 52/11 6/3 --- --- 62/19 830/290 0.58M
11 --- 2/4 16/4 58/7 --- --- 76/15 906/305 0.67M
12 --- --- 80/5 1/1 1/2 --- 82/8 988/313 0.75M
13 --- --- 1/0 --- 12/12 125/38 138/50 1126/363 1.01M
14 --- --- --- --- 9/6 170/9 179/15 1305/378 1.25M
15 --- --- --- --- 35/8 119/3 154/11 1459/389 1.45M
16 --- --- --- --- 13/5 117/5 130/10 1589/399 1.62M
17 --- --- --- --- 3/0 87/1 90/1 1679/400 1.66M
18 --- --- --- --- --- 78/22 78/22 1757/422 1.81M
19 --- --- --- 10/3 52/8 19/6 81/17 1838/439 1.97M
20 --- --- --- --- 19/1 22/6 41/7 1879/446 2.04M
21 --- --- --- --- 32/12 43/1 75/13 1954/459 2.18M
22 --- --- --- --- 38/1 69/0 107/1 2061/460 2.29M
23 --- --- --- 13/3 6/3 82/3 101/9 2162/469 2.45M
0 --- --- --- 1/0 85/0 18/0 104/0 2266/469 2.57M
1 --- --- 24/7 2/0 19/0 4/0 49/7 2315/476 2.68M
2 --- --- --- 33/7 13/0 --- 46/7 2361/483 2.77M
3 --- --- 51/1 2/0 --- --- 53/1 2414/484 2.83M
4 1/1 9/6 2/0 --- --- --- 12/7 2426/491 2.88M
5 7/4 1/0 3/0 --- --- --- 11/4 2437/495 2.91M
6 2/2 4/2 --- 25/7 --- --- 31/11 2468/506 3.02M
7 --- 2/1 38/1 7/0 --- --- 47/2 2515/508 3.09M
8 --- 3/2 34/3 --- --- --- 37/5 2552/513 3.16M
9 1/1 --- 21/1 10/2 --- --- 32/4 2584/517 3.23M
10 --- --- 41/1 5/1 --- --- 46/2 2630/519 3.31M
11 1/2 5/0 23/2 --- --- --- 29/4 2659/523 3.37M
12 --- --- 7/1 7/9 27/3 --- 41/13 2700/536 3.51M
13 --- --- --- 1/1 53/0 63/1 117/2 2817/538 3.70M
14 --- --- --- --- 1/1 147/0 148/1 2965/539 3.95M
15 --- --- --- --- 2/1 134/0 136/1 3101/540 4.17M
16 --- --- --- --- 16/4 98/3 114/7 3215/547 4.41M
17 --- --- --- --- 9/2 115/4 124/6 3339/553 4.65M
18 --- --- --- --- 23/5 29/0 52/5 3391/558 4.77M
19 --- --- --- --- 96/3 4/1 100/4 3491/562 4.94M
20 --- --- --- 13/2 63/0 --- 76/2 3567/564 5.04M
21 --- --- --- 2/0 22/1 28/2 52/3 3619/567 5.14M
22 --- --- --- 8/1 1/1 42/1 51/3 3670/570 5.24M
23 --- --- --- 7/2 5/0 44/1 56/3 3726/573 5.36M
D1 12/14 36/35 402/86 231/97 401/103 1080/134 2162/469
D2 12/10 24/11 244/17 123/32 435/21 726/13 1564/104
TO 24/24 60/46 646/10 354/129 836/124 1806/147 3726/573


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

CALLSIGN: K5TR
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: K5TR

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 0 29 128 157 157 4.2
0100 0 0 0 6 82 21 109 266 7.1
0200 0 0 2 30 58 0 90 356 9.6
0300 0 0 29 8 12 0 49 405 10.9
0400 1 4 16 33 0 0 54 459 12.3
0500 7 15 5 24 0 0 51 510 13.7
0600 2 0 54 10 0 0 66 576 15.5
0700 0 0 35 16 0 0 51 627 16.8
0800 2 8 35 9 0 0 54 681 18.3
0900 0 3 77 7 0 0 87 768 20.6
1000 0 4 52 6 0 0 62 830 22.3
1100 0 2 16 58 0 0 76 906 24.3
1200 0 0 80 1 1 0 82 988 26.5
1300 0 0 1 0 12 125 138 1126 30.2
1400 0 0 0 0 9 170 179 1305 35.0
1500 0 0 0 0 35 119 154 1459 39.2
1600 0 0 0 0 12 118 130 1589 42.6
1700 0 0 0 0 3 87 90 1679 45.1
1800 0 0 0 0 0 78 78 1757 47.2
1900 0 0 0 10 52 19 81 1838 49.3
2000 0 0 0 0 19 22 41 1879 50.4
2100 0 0 0 0 32 43 75 1954 52.4
2200 0 0 0 0 38 69 107 2061 55.3
2300 0 0 0 13 6 82 101 2162 58.0
0000 0 0 0 1 85 18 104 2266 60.8
0100 0 0 24 2 19 4 49 2315 62.1
0200 0 0 0 33 13 0 46 2361 63.4
0300 0 0 51 2 0 0 53 2414 64.8
0400 1 9 2 0 0 0 12 2426 65.1
0500 7 1 3 0 0 0 11 2437 65.4
0600 2 4 0 25 0 0 31 2468 66.2
0700 0 2 38 7 0 0 47 2515 67.5
0800 0 3 34 0 0 0 37 2552 68.5
0900 1 0 21 10 0 0 32 2584 69.4
1000 0 0 41 5 0 0 46 2630 70.6
1100 1 5 23 0 0 0 29 2659 71.4
1200 0 0 7 7 27 0 41 2700 72.5
1300 0 0 0 1 53 63 117 2817 75.6
1400 0 0 0 0 1 147 148 2965 79.6
1500 0 0 0 0 2 134 136 3101 83.2
1600 0 0 0 0 16 98 114 3215 86.3
1700 0 0 0 0 9 115 124 3339 89.6
1800 0 0 0 0 23 29 52 3391 91.0
1900 0 0 0 0 96 4 100 3491 93.7
2000 0 0 0 13 63 0 76 3567 95.7
2100 0 0 0 2 22 28 52 3619 97.1
2200 0 0 0 8 1 42 51 3670 98.5
2300 0 0 0 7 5 44 56 3726 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 24 60 646 354 835 1807 3726

Gross QSOs=3776 Dupes=50 Net QSOs=3726

Unique callsigns worked = 3021

The best 60 minute rate was 209/hour from 1340 to 1439
The best 30 minute rate was 234/hour from 1410 to 1439
The best 10 minute rate was 276/hour from 0001 to 0010

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 2 times.
6 QSOs/minute 12 times.
5 QSOs/minute 40 times.
4 QSOs/minute 108 times.
3 QSOs/minute 324 times.
2 QSOs/minute 569 times.
1 QSOs/minute 898 times.

There were 678 bandchanges and 319 (8.6%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 19 33 195 89 202 335 873 23.4
South America 4 6 12 39 50 98 209 5.6
Europe 0 12 157 162 307 1061 1699 45.6
Asia 0 3 220 29 251 238 741 19.9
Africa 0 3 11 17 9 18 58 1.6
Oceania 1 3 51 18 16 57 146 3.9
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 24 60 646 354 835 1807 3726

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 34
4 815
5 1287
6 1564
7 5
8 10
9 7
10 4

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
3W 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4O 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
*4U1V 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4W 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.1
5B 0 0 3 3 2 1 9 0.2
5W 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0.1
6W 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
6Y 1 0 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
7X 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
8P 1 1 0 1 1 1 5 0.1
9A 0 1 7 5 6 16 35 0.9
9M2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
9M6 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0.1
9V 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
BV 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.1
BY 0 0 2 1 7 9 19 0.5
C3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
C6 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.1
C9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CE 0 0 0 3 6 18 27 0.7
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CM 1 3 2 4 4 2 16 0.4
CN 0 3 2 3 2 3 13 0.3
CT 0 0 1 6 4 7 18 0.5
CT3 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.1
CU 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.1
CX 0 0 1 2 3 3 9 0.2
DL 0 1 23 15 43 225 307 8.2
DU 0 0 4 1 4 6 15 0.4
E5/s 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
E7 0 0 1 1 2 3 7 0.2
EA 0 1 19 16 29 61 126 3.4
EA6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
EA8 0 0 5 3 4 8 20 0.5
EA9 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0.1
EI 0 1 3 1 6 16 27 0.7
ER 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
ES 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 0.2
EU 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 0.2
F 0 1 14 9 19 54 97 2.6
FM 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
FO 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.1
FO/m 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FY 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
G 0 1 18 7 28 72 126 3.4
GD 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
GI 0 0 0 1 2 7 10 0.3
GM 0 0 4 4 5 12 25 0.7
GU 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
GW 0 0 1 1 5 6 13 0.3
HA 0 1 3 6 4 15 29 0.8
HB 0 0 1 2 6 10 19 0.5
HC 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
HI 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
HK 1 1 2 1 3 3 11 0.3
HL 0 0 4 1 5 2 12 0.3
HP 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 0.1
HR 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
HS 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
HZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
I 0 2 14 10 27 127 180 4.8
IS 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0.1
*IT9 0 1 3 3 3 12 22 0.6
J3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
J6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
J7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
JA 0 3 208 2 220 212 645 17.3
JT 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
JW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
K 5 7 117 26 108 212 475 12.7
KG4 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0.1
KH0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 0.1
KH2 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.1
KH6 1 2 12 6 4 16 41 1.1
KH8 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.1
KL 1 1 2 2 5 6 17 0.5
KP2 2 1 1 3 3 1 11 0.3
KP4 0 1 3 4 2 8 18 0.5
LA 0 0 2 1 1 8 12 0.3
LU 0 0 0 4 10 25 39 1.0
LX 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
LY 0 0 1 4 3 8 16 0.4
LZ 0 0 2 3 3 10 18 0.5
OA 0 0 1 2 2 1 6 0.2
OD 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
OE 0 0 1 1 1 15 18 0.5
OH 0 0 0 3 4 9 16 0.4
OH0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
OK 0 1 5 4 10 42 62 1.7
OM 0 0 2 2 1 17 22 0.6
ON 0 0 4 3 10 31 48 1.3
OZ 0 0 0 1 1 14 16 0.4
P4 1 2 2 3 4 4 16 0.4
PA 0 0 2 6 12 47 67 1.8
PJ2 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0.1
PJ4 1 2 1 2 2 1 9 0.2
PY 0 0 3 15 11 36 65 1.7
S0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S5 0 0 8 8 11 18 45 1.2
SM 0 0 3 3 5 20 31 0.8
SP 0 0 4 9 16 64 93 2.5
SV 0 0 1 0 1 5 7 0.2
T8 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
TA 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0.1
TF 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
TG 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
TI 0 1 1 2 1 3 8 0.2
TK 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0.1
UA 0 0 2 10 11 24 47 1.3
UA9 0 0 3 15 11 3 32 0.9
UN 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
UR 0 0 2 3 7 27 39 1.0
V2 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0.1
VE 4 14 51 35 65 86 255 6.8
VK 0 0 11 2 3 11 27 0.7
VK9L 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.1
VP5 1 1 2 2 2 2 10 0.3
VP9 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
VR 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
XE 1 1 7 0 0 1 10 0.3
YB 0 0 14 1 4 7 26 0.7
YL 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.1
YN 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.1
YO 0 0 0 0 3 24 27 0.7
YS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
YU 0 0 4 2 4 14 24 0.6
YV 0 1 1 3 5 1 11 0.3
Z3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.1
ZD8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
ZF 0 0 1 2 1 1 5 0.1
ZK3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
ZL 0 0 2 3 0 2 7 0.2
ZP 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
ZS 0 0 0 9 0 1 10 0.3
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 24 60 646 354 835 1807 3726

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 0 6 96 78 182 593 955 25.6
25 0 3 212 3 225 214 657 17.6
15 0 6 54 65 98 372 595 16.0
04 5 14 68 15 73 97 272 7.3
05 3 3 45 33 54 96 234 6.3
03 1 3 57 11 42 105 219 5.9
16 0 0 4 12 19 57 92 2.5
08 8 7 13 20 18 21 87 2.3
20 0 0 6 6 10 46 68 1.8
11 0 0 3 15 11 38 67 1.8
09 4 6 6 11 16 12 55 1.5
13 0 0 1 6 13 28 48 1.3
31 1 2 13 6 4 17 43 1.2
33 0 3 11 7 8 14 43 1.2
28 0 0 17 2 4 11 34 0.9
12 0 0 0 3 6 18 27 0.7
27 0 0 5 3 5 13 26 0.7
30 0 0 10 2 3 11 26 0.7
07 0 3 2 5 6 8 24 0.6
24 0 0 2 1 9 11 23 0.6
01 1 1 2 3 8 6 21 0.6
18 0 0 1 10 7 0 18 0.5
32 0 1 4 6 0 6 17 0.5
10 0 0 2 3 4 2 11 0.3
17 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 0.3
38 0 0 0 9 0 1 10 0.3
06 1 1 7 0 0 1 10 0.3
19 0 0 2 0 4 3 9 0.2
02 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.2
29 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 0.1
40 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
26 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
23 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
21 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
36 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
37 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
39 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
35 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 24 60 646 354 835 1807 3726

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2552
2 bands 308
3 bands 110
4 bands 34
5 bands 10
6 bands 7

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

PJ4X KL7RA HK1NA KH7XX VP5DX T48K
KP2M

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 8 14 388 178 507 1457
 
OM6TY(@OM6BB)   SOAB(A) HP   2,141,7002014-10-27 06:42:25
 
HI8CR   SOAB Classic LP   439,2642014-10-27 06:46:52
Summary

Callsign:HI8CR

Header Information:
CALLSIGN:HI8CR
CONTEST:CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR:SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED:NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-MODE:SSB
CATEGORY-BAND:ALL
CATEGORY-POWER:LOW
CATEGORY-STATION:FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER:ONE
CATEGORY-OVERLAY:CLASSIC
CLAIMED-SCORE:439264
CLUB:LOMA DEL TORO CONTEST CLUB
CREATED-BY:N1MM LOGGER+ 0.19.4115.0
LOCATION:DX
NAME:ALFREDO A. RIOS C.
ADDRESS:AVE, SARASOTA #101
ADDRESS:APT-A2
ADDRESS-CITY:SANTO DOMINGOL
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE:NA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE:99999
ADDRESS-COUNTRY:DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
OPERATORS:HI8CR

Contacts found in log: 896
 
KR4F   SOAB(A) HP   452,2502014-10-27 06:50:14
Part time mult hunt for DXCC on the high bands. It was fun!

73
Johnny, KR4F
 
KD7H   SOAB HP   45,0452014-10-27 06:51:03
A visit from an out-of-town friend limited my time on the radio, but, when I had
a chance to get on the air, I was happy to find ten meters open. I was also
pleased to be able to use the voice-keyer which allowed me to get on 40 early
in the morning.
 
KØLUZ   SOAB(A) HP   1,101,7932014-10-27 06:52:13
Fighting cold that made me sound like the late Tennessee Ernie Ford. Plenty of
pushing buttons on a voice recorder. Probably ran less that 15 minutes. Goal
was to work at least 100 countries where I had an antenna that was competitive.
Great conditions overall.
 
K8AZ   M/S HP   7,002,3042014-10-27 06:53:09
Exceptionally slow start here, due to issues with a summer-long station rewiring
and then radio problems once the contest started. (Murphy was in the house!)
Made only 12 Qs in the first 10.5 hours. But all went well after that and had
enormous fun.

Thanks to the 'AZ Crew for their patience in waiting for the station to get
back to full strength.

73,
Tom, K8AZ
 
WT1A   SOAB(A) LP   1,650,4402014-10-27 06:54:31
What great conditions, at least on the high bands. Woke up to find 10m wide
open Sunday morning and regretted having slept so late. Oh, well. Live and
learn, I guess.
Overall quite pleased with how everything went although on Friday evening when
I was off to a slow start I had a moment of doubt about my commitment. Glad I
stuck it out.
Thanks to everyone for all the contacts and for all the generally courteous
and
patient operators.
73, Tim.
Equipment: Ft-DX300D 100w. Windom on 10-20m, sloper on 40m and 80m dipole,
all at about 30-35 ft running roughly E-W.
 
N2FF   SOAB(A) LP   917,3762014-10-27 07:00:36
Maddening splatter much of the time plus band noise and one black out for about
2 hours, but great fun. A few esp QSO's with very rare stations. SPent most of
my time on ten for who knows if it will be open next year. Thanks to all
stations with good ears that managed to heat me in the din it was memorable.
 
YT4A(YT1AA)   SOSB/80 HP   173,6642014-10-27 07:01:14
YAESU 847 modified, wire GP, LPA 1,4 kw, 8 x beverage
 
W9IIX   SOAB(A) HP   805,0862014-10-27 07:12:04
unexpectely great conditions, this old body could barly take it!
 
W7RTX   SOAB(A) HP   244,7642014-10-27 07:15:10
Operating time = 26 hours. 100% S&P. Very good conditions, especially on
10m. 10m opened early and stayed open late. Spent a lot of time chasing new
DXCC's needed on 10 and 15m. Worked 5W0XH Samoa (KD6XH from AZ) 15m, CN2R
Morocco (W7ZR from AZ AOCC) 10m, T88HZ Palau (new one for phone) 10m, and some
of the big DXpeditions on-going (VK9LM Lord Howe 10 & 20m, TX7G Marquesas
10,15 & 20m, ZD8X Ascension 10m). Great fun!
 
M1N(M1DST)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   192,2112014-10-27 07:15:44
Nothing too serious.
 
KT4ZB   SOAB Classic LP   934,4162014-10-27 07:17:08
I really like the Classic Radio overlay with the 24 hour limit and don't feel
near as tired as doing 36 hours in the chair. Normally I run in an assisted
category, so working non-assisted and not knowing where all those super DX
stations are is the downside.

With all the solar activity and the flux at 217, great conditions were
expected and the sun delivered. 10 meters was great all weekend as well as 15
meters. The weekend was almost all S&P except for a couple of good short
runs; one of which included 21 stations in Japan. I could not be heard in the
Middle East and Asia. I could hear the A71 on 3 bands but could not work them.
My score and QSO total was down was down about 6 percent from last year
although I did end up with one more mult. Near the beginning of one of my hour
breaks there was an X class flare; and, it was the first time I have watched the
1 minute refresh graph of the flux as it rose into the X class area, leveled off
and then declined.

It's always amazing to see stations on 10 meters above 28.8 MHz and although
I worked non-assisted, there were great DX contacts - 4Z5ML, A65BP, B4L, BY2AA,
C37NL, GJ2A, J3A, J42T, J69MV, JV5A, JW5E, MD2C, S0S, S79K, T88HZ, TF3CY, UP2L,
V47JA, YE2C, YS1/NP3J and ZD8X to list a few. Lots of loud JAs and notable
misses included A71, HZ, DU, AH0 and AH2.

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

Best - Jere

FT1000mp Field (100w), TH6DXX, dipoles and N1MM.
 
S51A(@S53APR)   M/2 HP   9,445,5322014-10-27 07:20:03
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
1,8 240 244 6 48
3,5 819 994 12 65
7 1497 2659 29 103
14 1631 2710 34 128
21 894 1748 37 126
28 1630 4057 35 138
Total 6711 12412 153 608
Score: 9.445.532

Lots of fun with a small improvement with a better second tribander.
It was fun again, with much worse low bands as last year.
Log on lotw soon.

Thank you all for the Qso's!

Bostjan - Ian S55O
 
HK1NA   M/M HP   45,939,1882014-10-27 07:20:03
Very fun weekend at HK1NA. Jorge HK1R, Sal HK1T and their crew have been busy
with new antenna and other station projects. We had a great crew this weekend
- for some of us it was the first time we have operated together but the team
worked really well. Lots of last-minute setup work with second stations on
80-10m and more work to be done there to improve but the basics are there.

Conditions were interesting. The MUF seemed to rise very rapidly both days,
pushing much of the activity to 10m. On Saturday we had a complete radio
blackout on 20 and 15 around the 1700Z hour. It was very weird tuning 15 and
hearing literally nothing. 15m came back in the 1800Z hour but it always
seemed to suffer due to everyone hanging on 10m. Typical high sunspot year
stuff.

Many apologies to the many we couldn't hear on 160m. Even with good receive
antennas we had some issues due to some new local noise that is not yet
eradicated. This was in addition to the typical static experienced in this
part of the world. More work will be done on receive antennas and noise source
reduction and things will be better in the future.

We experienced several power outages but they were relatively short-lived while
we switched to generator. We were without internet for some time Saturday night
due to an area power outage that took out the ISP. When it seemed like the
outage would last a while I routed internet through Jorge's cell phone and was
able to bring packet spots back into the network until internet was restored on
Sunday. There is always a way. :-)

HK1NA is an amazing station already but also a work in progress as various
pieces are optimized.

Thanks for working us in the contest. Every QSO is appreciated.

73,
Dave KM3T
posting on behalf of the whole HK1NA team

Cabrillo Statistics
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: HK1NA
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: UNLIMITED
OPERATORS:

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 24 18 60 284 372 167 925 925 5.2
0100 7 30 185 302 171 40 735 1660 9.3
0200 13 61 102 290 46 42 554 2214 12.4
0300 19 31 98 254 21 22 445 2659 14.9
0400 22 94 126 217 25 18 502 3161 17.7
0500 38 102 137 145 3 9 434 3595 20.1
0600 14 66 86 87 6 0 259 3854 21.5
0700 9 38 110 26 1 0 184 4038 22.6
0800 4 22 91 39 0 0 156 4194 23.4
0900 7 49 134 19 0 0 209 4403 24.6
1000 0 65 111 34 30 1 241 4644 25.9
1100 0 2 111 102 219 111 545 5189 29.0
1200 0 0 6 105 209 243 563 5752 32.1
1300 0 0 0 109 157 248 514 6266 35.0
1400 0 0 0 37 137 209 383 6649 37.1
1500 0 0 0 10 68 231 309 6958 38.9
1600 0 0 0 11 71 243 325 7283 40.7
1700 0 0 0 1 4 193 198 7481 41.8
1800 0 0 0 5 93 279 377 7858 43.9
1900 0 0 0 77 248 234 559 8417 47.0
2000 0 0 0 97 181 232 510 8927 49.9
2100 0 0 13 137 235 233 618 9545 53.3
2200 0 0 38 109 182 228 557 10102 56.4
2300 1 4 62 105 183 195 550 10652 59.5
0000 20 12 96 178 117 25 448 11100 62.0
0100 31 12 47 144 23 12 269 11369 63.5
0200 20 21 67 147 10 13 278 11647 65.1
0300 22 81 122 152 25 12 414 12061 67.4
0400 20 63 121 143 13 19 379 12440 69.5
0500 17 25 100 110 11 0 263 12703 71.0
0600 13 25 144 90 0 0 272 12975 72.5
0700 1 21 139 135 4 0 300 13275 74.2
0800 11 30 91 10 0 0 142 13417 75.0
0900 7 21 59 11 0 0 98 13515 75.5
1000 5 40 115 45 3 1 209 13724 76.7
1100 0 2 34 79 59 89 263 13987 78.1
1200 0 0 0 60 110 220 390 14377 80.3
1300 0 0 0 50 103 179 332 14709 82.2
1400 0 0 0 27 81 140 248 14957 83.6
1500 0 0 0 11 50 143 204 15161 84.7
1600 1 0 0 7 99 173 280 15441 86.3
1700 0 0 0 1 108 149 258 15699 87.7
1800 0 0 0 2 40 114 156 15855 88.6
1900 0 0 0 12 159 117 288 16143 90.2
2000 0 0 0 49 193 234 476 16619 92.8
2100 0 0 3 82 180 179 444 17063 95.3
2200 0 1 13 107 212 112 445 17508 97.8
2300 9 2 61 141 137 42 392 17900 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 335 938 2682 4395 4399 5151 17900

Gross QSOs=18620 Dupes=720 Net QSOs=17900

Unique callsigns worked = 10834

The best 60 minute rate was 952/hour from 0008 to 0107
The best 30 minute rate was 1046/hour from 0008 to 0037
The best 10 minute rate was 1080/hour from 0028 to 0037

The best 1 minute rates were:
22 QSOs/minute 2 times.
21 QSOs/minute 1 times.
20 QSOs/minute 7 times.
19 QSOs/minute 7 times.
18 QSOs/minute 6 times.
17 QSOs/minute 12 times.
16 QSOs/minute 5 times.
15 QSOs/minute 17 times.
14 QSOs/minute 41 times.
13 QSOs/minute 51 times.
12 QSOs/minute 79 times.
11 QSOs/minute 99 times.
10 QSOs/minute 159 times.
9 QSOs/minute 208 times.
8 QSOs/minute 256 times.
7 QSOs/minute 289 times.
6 QSOs/minute 288 times.
5 QSOs/minute 328 times.
4 QSOs/minute 349 times.
3 QSOs/minute 266 times.
2 QSOs/minute 210 times.
1 QSOs/minute 126 times.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 305 700 1445 2714 2388 2723 10275 57.4
South America 19 32 62 101 129 207 550 3.1
Europe 7 188 745 1106 1395 1824 5265 29.4
Asia 0 7 360 360 339 296 1362 7.6
Africa 3 6 12 35 33 28 117 0.7
Oceania 1 5 58 79 115 73 331 1.8
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 335 938 2682 4395 4399 5151 17900

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 84
4 5858
5 6746
6 5068
7 51
8 57
9 26
10 10

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
3D2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
4J 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
4L 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
4O 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.0
4W 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 1 5 2 4 12 0.1
5B 0 1 4 4 3 7 19 0.1
5R 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
5W 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
5Z 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
6Y 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 0.0
7X 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
8P 1 2 2 2 2 1 10 0.1
8R 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9A 1 3 15 14 18 24 75 0.4
9H 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 0.0
9K 0 1 2 2 1 1 7 0.0
9M6 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0.0
9V 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9Y 0 1 1 2 3 1 8 0.0
A6 0 1 2 3 1 1 8 0.0
A7 0 1 2 2 2 3 10 0.1
A9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
BY 0 0 2 11 19 4 36 0.2
C3 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
C6 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.0
C9 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
CE 0 3 4 9 10 33 59 0.3
CE9 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.0
CM 2 3 5 14 9 1 34 0.2
CN 3 3 4 4 4 3 21 0.1
CT 0 2 8 22 12 13 57 0.3
CT3 0 1 1 2 4 2 10 0.1
CU 0 1 1 2 2 2 8 0.0
CX 0 0 1 5 7 9 22 0.1
D4 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
DL 0 23 135 157 245 338 898 5.0
DU 0 0 6 4 2 1 13 0.1
E5/s 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.0
E7 0 1 4 4 6 4 19 0.1
EA 2 14 45 71 65 77 274 1.5
EA6 0 1 2 4 4 3 14 0.1
EA8 0 1 4 13 14 13 45 0.3
EA9 0 0 1 2 1 3 7 0.0
EI 1 6 5 15 18 15 60 0.3
ER 0 0 3 2 6 4 15 0.1
ES 0 1 3 3 9 6 22 0.1
EU 0 2 6 3 12 12 35 0.2
EY 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
F 1 11 37 70 63 74 256 1.4
FG 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.0
FH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FM 1 3 3 2 3 1 13 0.1
FO 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FO/m 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
FP 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
FW 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
FY 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.0
G 0 7 34 70 96 134 341 1.9
GD 0 0 0 3 3 5 11 0.1
GI 0 1 1 5 8 11 26 0.1
GJ 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 0.0
*GM/s 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
GM 0 3 7 13 21 18 62 0.3
GU 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.0
GW 0 2 3 7 6 13 31 0.2
HA 0 5 13 14 18 19 69 0.4
HB 0 3 11 15 19 22 70 0.4
HB0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
HC 1 1 1 4 2 0 9 0.1
HH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HI 2 1 2 5 3 1 14 0.1
HK 3 3 7 7 5 1 26 0.1
HL 0 0 1 4 1 1 7 0.0
HP 1 2 1 2 2 1 9 0.1
HR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HS 0 0 1 5 6 2 14 0.1
HZ 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.0
I 1 9 64 138 119 182 513 2.9
*IG9 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.0
IS 0 0 3 4 0 2 9 0.1
*IT9 0 3 7 12 12 16 50 0.3
J3 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
J6 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0.0
J7 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
JA 0 2 330 218 229 230 1009 5.6
JT 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
JW 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
K 270 611 1279 2394 2128 2489 9171 51.2
KG4 0 1 4 8 4 10 27 0.2
KH0 0 0 3 2 2 2 9 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.0
KH6 1 3 12 17 9 6 48 0.3
KH8 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
KL 0 1 2 12 9 12 36 0.2
KP2 3 3 3 3 3 1 16 0.1
KP4 2 5 11 17 9 6 50 0.3
LA 0 1 14 10 19 28 72 0.4
LU 2 3 8 22 27 44 106 0.6
LX 0 2 2 4 3 4 15 0.1
LY 0 4 9 11 13 18 55 0.3
LZ 0 2 8 10 9 17 46 0.3
OA 0 0 2 3 3 2 10 0.1
OD 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
OE 0 1 11 8 12 23 55 0.3
OH 0 8 17 32 47 54 158 0.9
OH0 0 1 2 2 4 2 11 0.1
OK 0 7 22 22 38 62 151 0.8
OM 0 1 5 8 7 17 38 0.2
ON 0 5 17 22 31 36 111 0.6
OX 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
OY 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
OZ 0 0 12 12 16 22 62 0.3
P4 4 3 4 5 3 3 22 0.1
P5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
PA 0 3 23 52 60 81 219 1.2
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.0
PJ4 3 3 2 2 2 1 13 0.1
PJ5 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
PJ7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
PY 2 8 16 28 52 96 202 1.1
PZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S5 0 2 19 23 23 33 100 0.6
S7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SM 0 5 17 22 38 42 124 0.7
SP 0 8 35 38 71 97 249 1.4
SV 0 1 6 12 7 19 45 0.3
SV5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SV9 0 1 2 3 2 2 10 0.1
T8 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
TA 0 0 2 3 2 2 9 0.1
*TA1 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.0
TF 0 0 1 4 5 3 13 0.1
TG 0 1 0 1 2 2 6 0.0
TI 0 1 4 4 2 1 12 0.1
TK 0 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.0
UA 1 18 49 88 132 127 415 2.3
UA2 0 0 1 2 4 3 10 0.1
UA9 0 1 5 78 57 22 163 0.9
UK 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
UN 0 0 2 4 6 10 22 0.1
UR 0 9 28 28 40 61 166 0.9
V2 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.0
V3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.0
V4 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.0
V7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VE 15 48 108 214 178 165 728 4.1
VK 0 0 9 31 52 26 118 0.7
VK9L 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.0
VK9X 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
VP2E 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
VP2V 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VP5 2 2 2 1 2 1 10 0.1
VP8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VP9 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.0
VR 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
VU 0 0 4 9 2 2 17 0.1
XE 1 5 7 16 12 21 62 0.3
XW 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
YB 0 0 20 13 18 5 56 0.3
YL 0 2 6 4 13 12 37 0.2
YN 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.0
YO 0 4 9 12 13 27 65 0.4
YS 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.0
YU 0 3 14 14 14 21 66 0.4
YV 3 6 14 10 8 6 47 0.3
Z3 0 0 2 4 1 1 8 0.0
*Z6 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
ZD7 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
ZD8 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
ZF 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.0
ZK3 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
ZL 0 1 2 5 19 20 47 0.3
ZP 0 0 1 1 3 6 11 0.1
ZS 0 0 0 9 1 1 11 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 335 938 2682 4395 4399 5151 17900

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 168 362 657 1130 998 1009 4324 24.2
04 92 233 498 1070 859 1001 3753 21.0
14 4 90 378 580 730 944 2726 15.2
03 25 66 235 414 453 653 1846 10.3
15 2 61 255 361 435 598 1712 9.6
25 0 2 331 222 230 231 1016 5.7
16 1 29 85 125 187 208 635 3.5
11 2 8 16 29 56 102 213 1.2
20 0 9 32 51 39 82 213 1.2
08 17 26 37 57 46 18 201 1.1
13 2 3 9 28 34 55 131 0.7
09 13 15 30 28 22 16 124 0.7
17 0 1 5 44 40 28 118 0.7
30 0 1 8 29 49 27 114 0.6
33 3 6 10 22 25 23 89 0.5
06 1 5 8 16 12 22 64 0.4
32 0 1 3 7 25 26 62 0.3
28 1 0 21 15 18 6 61 0.3
12 0 3 4 9 10 33 59 0.3
18 0 0 0 32 23 0 55 0.3
31 1 3 13 16 12 8 53 0.3
01 0 1 2 14 11 14 42 0.2
07 2 7 7 10 9 7 42 0.2
24 0 0 2 13 21 4 40 0.2
21 0 3 7 11 6 9 36 0.2
27 0 0 9 8 7 5 29 0.2
10 1 1 3 7 5 2 19 0.1
26 0 0 3 6 7 2 18 0.1
40 0 0 2 5 6 4 17 0.1
22 0 0 4 9 2 2 17 0.1
29 0 0 2 5 6 1 14 0.1
19 0 0 2 4 4 3 13 0.1
02 0 2 2 4 2 2 12 0.1
38 0 0 0 9 1 1 11 0.1
36 0 0 1 2 2 1 6 0.0
39 0 0 0 1 4 1 6 0.0
37 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.0
35 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0.0
23 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
P8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 335 938 2682 4395 4399 5151 17900

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 7261
2 bands 1669
3 bands 906
4 bands 540
5 bands 325
6 bands 133

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

K1ZR K4VV K3LR NA2U K3CR CN2AA
K9CT W2YC N7AT W1GQ WG3J KB1W
N3RR AA3B VE6SV N6AA PS5A WA3EKL
N5RZ W9RE AA1K EC2DX PJ4X NG3J
N4LA N2MM K5NA K1LZ WE3C K3ZO
N3AD AA9A K3MD VE3CV N1DG W2CG
NR3X N4WW W1NA AB1QB K3OO N4TZ
K5WA PJ2T NA8V K9IMM K0GEO N3RS
K5TR NE3F K1ZZ WA3F K5KG CN3A
KZ2I W9IU K1DG N1UR IR4M W7DO
WA2OAX NF1O N3IQ WX3B VC2T VA3MW
K4LM W1CU K5ZD CN2R N0NI W3OA
N4RV T48K WA1Z AA1V W4OX KB1H
VA2AM KG7H K1RX KN2M HO1C VY2TT
W4RM W3LL K0KX K3ZM W0BR N4RA
K1LT K3UL K5EK NV9L KP3Z N4PSE
PX5E K1KI W9AV TM6M N4PQX W3MR
K4JPD N9EN N6AR N4ZC W1CTN NK7U
6Y4K N5AW P40L P40W ED1R V26B
W6YI KU4V K1RV W0GJ KS3D K7GM
K5EWJ K4AB KH7XX K6XX W1NT CG3AT
W1AW/7 YN5Z W3UA WO9Z K8AZ K3PP
K9SG

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 93 183 873 1794 1698 2620
 
LU8YE   M/2 HP   5,487,9302014-10-27 07:22:44
LU8YE CONTEST TEAM
 
LW5HR   SOSB(A)/10 HP   577,1852014-10-27 07:23:33
Great conditions in 10 meter unfortuntelly I was ablo to work just a few hour
but had a lot of fun, thanks all for the QSO's
Diego - LW5HR
 
W2GN   SOSB/10 HP   727,1822014-10-27 07:23:44
I guest operated at W2FU. What a blast!
 
K1RX   M/2 HP   4,330,1642014-10-27 07:23:51
Limited effort given the antenna farm was in disrepair on certain bands.

Instead of SO2R decided to try my hand at simultaneous operation i.e. M2 To
maximize the score to the YCCC.

Great time with amazing conditions. Low bands as expected had noise and made
it tough. No rotary antenna on 40 - fixed in my favorite direction (EU).

Station failures: As reported early the farm had some issues - maintenance guy
was very lazy (have fired him! - ME!)

Use 2 PC's networked together. One failed completely on Saturday night (will
not power up) and after switching around cables, etc. managed to get one radio
to operate all 6 bands (Love that K3). Then had my first keyboard failure, so
moved another one in. Late start on Sunday, just stayed on 10 M and had a boat
load of fun.

Football game (American)distracted me for the rest of the day. QRT.

Nice to watch the local battle between K1DG and K1ZR.

Thanks to all my friends from around the world for calling and hope you had as
much fun as I did!

73, Mark, K1RX
 
VE6WQ(@VE6JY)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,148,7202014-10-27 07:24:28
An interesting contest from the propagation perspective. Although the flux was
at a high level, the geomagnetic field was a bit too active up here making any
path through the auroral zone very difficult. Missed a bunch of zones and mults
including auroral zones 17, 18, 22, 23, 40 that are normally very workable from
here. Heard a few zone 17 stations weakly on Sunday morning but couldn't get
through east coast. Heard a VU2 at 0700 on Saturday over the pole for a short
time but he was only working Europe. Eastern Europe and the Middle East were
very difficult and only made a handful of QSOs. Western Europe was somewhat
better but could never get any good runs. Propagation on the north south path
to US and SA was excellent throughout the weekend.

As always Don was a great host and his superstation performed flawlessly
throughout the weekend.

See you all on CW next month.

Equipment: ICOM 756 ProII, Alpha 77D Amp
Antenna: 7 x 7 x 7 x 7
 
KLØET/W4   SOAB LP   14,8752014-10-27 07:28:55
KL0ET/W4's Contest Summary Report for CQ-WW
Created by N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log
Version 4.3 www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 75
Total Points = 14,875

Operating Period: 2014/10/25 04:47 - 2014/10/26 09:10


Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
40 0 16 0 16 21
20 0 34 0 34 45
15 0 6 0 6 8
10 0 19 0 19 25
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 75 0 75 100



Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
USA 10 13
Brazil 6 8
Canada 6 8
Puerto Rico 5 7
Aruba 4 5
Venezuela 4 5
Japan 3 4
Morocco 3 4
Spain 3 4
Argentina 2 3
Chile 2 3
French Guiana 2 3
Italy 2 3
Azores 1 1
Balearic Is. 1 1
Barbados 1 1
Bonaire 1 1
Colombia 1 1
Cuba 1 1
Curacao 1 1
European Russia 1 1
Jamaica 1 1
Kazakhstan 1 1
Lord Howe I. 1 1
Marquesas Is. 1 1
Martinique 1 1
Mexico 1 1
Nicaragua 1 1
Panama 1 1
Paraguay 1 1
Portugal 1 1
Sicily 1 1
Sweden 1 1
Trinidad & Tobago 1 1
Turks & Caicos Is. 1 1
US Virgin Is. 1 1

Total = 36


Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
NA 30 40
SA 25 33
EU 11 15
AS 4 5
AF 3 4
OC 2 3

Total = 6
 
W1GD   SOAB(A) HP   4,253,2362014-10-27 07:30:53
First contest at new QTH with "real" antennas for 10, 15 & 20
(KT-36XA at 60 ft.). Wires on 40, 80 & 160 are still work in progress!
 
N4DXI   SOAB HP   58,0562014-10-27 07:34:31
Wow! 10 meters was the hot band for me.
 
K1ZR   SOAB HP   7,579,1102014-10-27 07:40:45
Wow, what conditions!!! Can 10 get any better?

Was really looking forward to playing with the new 4/4/4 stacks of M2 yagis on
10 and 15 this year (Many TNX to K1RX, N9NC and K1DG for their help with this
project!!). Station is 95% complete. Just need to work on improving the 160
antenna, install a couple beverages and fix a relay issue on my Alpha 86 before
WWCW.

Congrats to DG...he continues to amaze me.....

Congrats to everyone who participated, this was one heck of a ride.....

CU in CW.

ZR
 
UN2E   SOSB(A)/10 LP   130,8202014-10-27 07:58:05
....Unfortunately, missed my Saturday operation activity,
have had only 1h40m (at the end of propagation on 10m).
The conditions on Sunday were good and I've got fun!
Thanks to all participants!
73!
 
OL9R(OK6RA)   SOSB(A)/20 LP   379,1762014-10-27 07:58:24
FT1000MP MarkV Field
3el DK7ZB 11mH + vertical.

Thanks for every QSO.
Nice conditions.Big solar flux switched off band on Sunday afternoon for 2
hours.

I hope to see you in the CW part.

73 Vaclav OL9R/OK6RA
 
EE7X(EA7JX)   SOSB(A)/10 LP   756,0002014-10-27 07:59:28
Great contest with my new antennas system.
I need practise because I didn't played serious contest in single operator
category from 1999.
CU in next one
EA7JX from EAntenna's warehouse

TX/RX: IC-775DSP
Antenna 1: EAntenna 28OWA6 @17m rotating
Antenna 2: EAntenna 28OWA6 @11m fix to USA
N1MM logger and microHAM MKII keyer
 
WK1Q(@K1TTT)   M/M HP   14,910,1922014-10-27 08:01:11
Thanks to Dave K1TTT - He and his station are always very well prepared !
There will be a few qsos missed by the N1MM network, so our submitted log will
be the merge of all 6 stations.

Several on the team had a busy week before the contest, especially K1MK.
Several ops arrived many hours before the contest. NJ1F had a bad cold. W1TO
had a family pet issue to address. NT2X has a long drive in from New York
City.
KB1YNK (17yr old just got his drivers' license and could drive himself but
only
during daylight hours) left his home just after dawn to join us by 10AM
Saturday and got to do a lot of operating. He left long before sunset to
return
his family's car before darkness. Surprise visit from Gerry, W1VE for part of
the day Saturday too. Not sure if he was travelling from N.H. to VT or VT to
NH.

Our efforts to help W1/LY5AA join us did not work out. His limited time and
the
3 hour travel each way could not and for that I am very sorry Rolandas.

Was off-air for 30 minutes due to storm/lightning. Oh yeah and there were some
solar flares.....

This was the first CQWW I can ever recall since '77 without hearing W3LPL.
We all send our regards to Frank.

New 40M RX antenna works well - TNX WW2Y. Sunday European Sunrise was great!
We had a good team again this year and thank you to CANADA !

-Charlie, N1RR

K1TTT:
6 stations FT1000MP > HF-2500
Antennas:
160: Vee @170ft, Phased Inverted L's E/W & N/S
80: 4-Square (Rohn 25), Vee @ 150ft, Vee @ 50ft.
40: M2 4L/4L 180ft/70ft., 4-square
20: 5 x 4L - 150ft tower
15: 5 x 4L - 120ft tower
10: 5 x 5L - 120ft tower, 4L10 @ 180ft.
3x 2-wire 500ft beverages
6L-40M GP RX array EU/SW (WW2Y design)
 
GW9T(MWØZZK)   SOSB/10 HP   1,489,5902014-10-27 08:10:15
got the internet back today after 3 weeks,
this score is what Wintest tells me on old 2011 wintest version, no internet
since lightening strikes 3 weeks ago and shack PC went down 2 weeks ago, used
an old PC and version of wintest (no internet to update wintest), some calls
and dxcc not recognised hope to sort it later this week

icom pro3
expert 1kfa
3x4 ele stack 33m 27m 21m
2 x 5 ele stack 18m & 25m 1x4 ele @ 15m

GW9T de MW0ZZK
 
PX2B(PY2LED)   SOSB/10 HP   2,387,1352014-10-27 08:14:54
 
WA9IVH   SOAB HP   75,2052014-10-27 08:15:00
10 meters was the best I've ever seen!
 
G2F   M/2 HP   7,755,8312014-10-27 08:15:47
After a plea on the UK contest reflector for operators we were joined by Pat
M0XII (EI5IX) and Andy M0NKR both looking for a SSB seat for 2014 :) .. Friday
got off to a good start with nice weather setting up the station, setup was
complete when the rain came and along with it the realisation that the 6x2
antenna switch was not working .. after diagnosis a trip to maplin for some
4011 IC's and 2N3906 transistors we finally got the switch working at about
2000hrs .. Pat and Andy tested the station and all was looking good. This is
the first time we have entered the M2 category in SSB and really didn't know
what to expect from our QTH.
Contest started slow with conditions on 40 and 80 being hard to say the least
with crammed band and poor signal quality as expected, we just ploughed on,
working what we could hear, doing some s&p when run rates had dropped and
changed bands when conditions seemed to allow, not a winning strategy but we
all had fun, ate lots of good food and had a few beers too :)
I'm really pleased with how the contest went for our first attempt with very
modest antennas and power allowed in the UK, although the aging hunter 1000 amp
on station 2 decided to track over on the band switch on 80m band with couple
hours to go .. so Pat stopped on 20m and 40m with station 2 .. We seemed to
have a flare hit us about 2100hrs causing the bands to become real hard work
with very high noise levels and fading signals.

2 x Elecreaft K3's, Acom 1000, Hunter 1000, N1MM Logger+, 5B4AGN Filters, 6x2
Ant switch, 3ele SteppIR @ 60ft, KT34A @ 60ft, 1/4 waver vert 40m & 80m,
inverted L for 160m. K9AY for LF RX.

Thanks to everyone that called us :)

73's Jim M0CKE & Company
 
NW2K(@W2FU)   SOSB/15 HP   723,6132014-10-27 08:18:28
Thanks to Jeff W2FU! His station worked perfectly; the integration and
automation is excellent.

Also thanks to Vic N2PP (SOSB 20) and Charlie W2GN (SOSB 10).
 
PJ4X(@PJ4G)   M/2 HP   27,242,3432014-10-27 08:19:28
Great fun. Special thanks to Katsuhiro (JH5GHM)for making the long journey to
join us and work the fun end of the JA pileups. And welcome to Kurt (W6PH) for
traveling out from the west coast and joining us for the first time as well!

Congrats to the P40L team...excellent score!

W1MD/PJ4 for the team.
 
OG4T(OH4MFA)   SOAB HP   10,8902014-10-27 08:20:01
Very limited operation on my side. Setting up station, troubleshooting and
making to-do lists. Built rotatable dipole for 10 m SSB segment. Lots of
sleep.

See you in CQWW DX CW!

73 de Jukka OH4MFA, OG4T
 
K4JPD(N4OO)   SOAB HP   2,527,5002014-10-27 08:21:00
Lightning from a recent storm took away a key antenna option, but we trudged
thru nonetheless. 10m was just incredible and although short lived -JA's at one
time were 25 > 9. I've never ever seen that before.

Thanks to Steve for allowing me to op & his great hospitality and to all
that were worked!

73

N4OO @ K4JPD.
 
KB1H   M/2 HP   8,091,8912014-10-27 08:24:28
 
W1JCW   SOAB LP   603,0632014-10-27 08:27:10
band QSOs Pts ZN cty
7 61 177 15 35
14 55 153 19 34
21 198 576 27 76
28 309 905 30 97
623 1811 91 242
603,063
 
5H3EE   SOAB QRP   102,4162014-10-27 08:27:57
My amplifier is dead at the moment, so I was trying QRP: Hard job... not many
are having the antenna pointed to Africa.

I will also try it in the cw portion, more serious then. So please listen
carefully for my many weak "dits".

Thanks for your patience!

73 Mike
 
VE3BZ   SOAB HP   4,845,0002014-10-27 08:29:10
Low bands were a disappointment, especially if one has modest antennas. Sunday
was an improvement over Saturday propagation, at least in this part of the
world. 28 MHz was great. Some interesting DX during contest was an added bonus
this year.
 
KE2TR   SOAB(A) HP   1,965,1142014-10-27 08:30:42
Great prop on 10mtrs Sunday afternoon, was the only band I had runs on except
for some 40mtr late night stuff but had to S&P most of the weekend. No real
antennas here except for a rectangular quad loop for 40-10 up 70ft., center fed
130ft dipole up 70ft. and 43ft Zero 5 vertical with a BIG loading coil in the
center for 75mtrs that worked FB! Radio FTDX3000, Acom 1000 amp and a Palstar
AT2KD tuner. After over 12 years since I sold the contest station on LI I can
still have fun at this game with simple antennas and thanks to all the stations
around the world that I worked, it was just like old times again, great stuff.
Jim
 
PJ2T   M/S HP   19,741,3202014-10-27 08:33:06
Great conditions! Only the second day started slowly because of the solar
flare.
We used DXlog the first time at PJ2T and it worked well.

We had a lot of fun and got great food made by Rich, W3ACO

Thanks for working us!

73, Uli - DL8OBQ
 
N4IJ   SOSB(A)/20 LP   196,0752014-10-27 08:33:29
Used assisted class this time, but find I don't watch the spots close enough to
gain much of an advantage. It is tough from Oklahoma to get to Europe through
East Coast as all of you know. I found it much easier after midnight when I
thought the band would have been closed. I worked all countries I heard except
for ZD7 late in the contest. Looking forward to the CW contest where I can
filter the QRM easier.

5 element OWA @ 60FT, Ten Tec Omni VII, N1MM Logging software.
 
N1IBM   SOAB(A) HP   1,324,5782014-10-27 08:38:36
Sure was lots of fun, Nice to see 10 open.
 
UW5Y(@UR4YWW)   M/M HP   6,884,5452014-10-27 08:41:02
For fun only.
Ant : OB-11 ( 3-3-5), 2-2-3, GP, Dipoles, Inv. Vee.
 
VA3RKM   SOAB QRP   3,5022014-10-27 08:42:00
KX3, 5w, verticals.
 
W1EBI   SOSB(A)/40 HP   22,2722014-10-27 08:44:20
Thanks for the "booming signal" reports from my dipole. Weekend was
filled with previous commitments. Looking forward to WWCW weekend.

George W1EBI
 
IV3ZXQ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   66,8002014-10-27 08:44:50
A few hours of work, fun !!!
Icom 7800;
Slooper North Direction
Assisted
73's to all - IV3ZXQ - Mau
 
9Y4W   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,871,6382014-10-27 08:47:30
Very long down times during the day due to inclement condx. During the day until
early afternoon i couldn't hear anybody outside a circle between northern
Brazil, TI, KP4 and somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Not too many
people operate there ;-) ... it felt like operating 40 and not 20. Only 27
calculated operating hours !!!
Results are appropriate. Far away from the 2.5m i wanted to achieve.
Well we keep trying ;-)
Thanks to all callers and thanks for your patience if i had you repeat your
call sign a few times.
73, Andy
 
KØTT   SOAB Classic HP   1,557,6252014-10-27 08:51:10
The higher the frequency, the better the propagation. Could only get runs going
on 10m. S&P on other bands. Best condx to deep Asia I have ever experienced
on 10m late Saturday and Sunday. Heard lots of EU on 80m but only a few could
hear me.
 
VA3KA   SOSB(A)/10 HP   121,2752014-10-27 08:52:15
Busy weekend here so started out Saturday evening with the main goal to install
and test N1MM+ (great program worked well). Also having an issue with T/R
switching in my amp.

But as 10M appeared to be so good decided to see how many zones/countries I
could work S&P only on Sunday.

Pretty well worked all I heard, missed a couple of countries/zones that were
spotted but not heard.

Will try the CW test, hopefully I can get the amp fixed!
 
WD5K   SOAB HP   1,919,0242014-10-27 08:57:56
Elecraft K3 -> Alpha 99
TH7DX @ 50'
40m dipole
80m Inv V
160m Inv L
 
NM1C   M/S LP   1,287,5462014-10-27 09:01:11
Another fun contest, 10M was excellent.
Introduced a newer ham (Mark KC1AHT) to contesting, he had a lot of fun.

-Matt NM1C

Radios: FT-1000MP, Kenwood TS-440S(mult)
Antennas: 80M dipole, Fan dipole for 10/15/20, 40M vertical.
 
IW4ECF   SOAB(A) LP   1,4442014-10-27 09:04:48
non è stato facile
 
OH9A(OH1NOA)   SOSB/10 HP   672,3362014-10-27 09:05:06
FT-1000D, Alpha 91b 1500 watts, 4/4/4/4 el yagis and 6 el yagi

Quite similar condx than in 2012 when I did this in the assisted class (OH9A
2,137/39/157 867k). This band never really opened to Japan, I think I worked
more BYs and HSs than JAs. Also lots of VUs and TAs! Nice but short US opening
on Saturday, and almost no US run on Sunday. Decent 162 hour on Saturday. I
missed zones 1, 34 and 35.

OH1TM was running as OH1F on 20m and from time to time I had some QRM from his
station - obviously we had some tech problems as the normal situation is that I
can't hear 20m op almost at all. Also some strange noise on late Sunday, so I
called it a day after 1800z.

We were discussing with OH1TM that how much sunspots we need for good condx in
Finland on 10 meters? After record breaking year 1979 (3140 qsos by OH3XZ now
OH2KI) the best qso numbers on 10 meters from Finland have been 2428 qsos (by
OH2U multi-multi in 2000) and 2213 qsos (by OH1MM @3MMM in 2000).
 
KT7E   SOAB HP   33,0042014-10-27 09:08:03
Too short of time on the radio. Lucky the tower and antennas still standing with
the wind storm we had.

73 all Joe KT7E
 
ES5RW(@ES5TV)   SOSB/15 HP   1,452,8542014-10-27 09:11:32
Yess! The chance to use the EU MM record making setup from ES9C last year's
effort (almost 5000 Q's and 2 million points on 15m) was appealing to say the
least. A huge amount of aluminium in the air - altogther 75 elements on 15
meters of 5 antennas and inband SO2R capability was at my disposal. The only
uncertainty seemed to be the propagation: does it hold up? At our latitude this
is always one of the key questions. A modest target would have been to beat the
35-year-old Estonian record. And, propagation permitting, the Baltic record set
last year.

The reality was a bit different, though cannot complain about the score.
Firstly, the band was not in comparable shape - no 200+ Q-rates and noticably
less Q's this year. Interference level of S9 from the main transmitting antenna
while pointing east allowed very limited inband SO2R capability until the band
opened to stateside. Using the second receiver of FTDX-5000 instead was some
relief. Thus, I not happy with the multiplier count. Looked like there was not
much activity from the Carribean and ohter multplier generating areas.

The double H-frame of 40 elements proved itself once again - 700 JA's and 1200
W/VE's. Decent nighttime propagation over the north pole on Sunday late evening
starting with zone 3 and gradually spreading to zone 4 and even zone 5 gave me
200+ extra 3-point Q's compensating the earlier band closure compared to
stations in South and West-Europe. Anyway, score comparing will the thrilling.

Thanks to all callers!
73, Rein, ES5RW
 
VO1MP   SOAB(A) HP   5,170,5502014-10-27 09:14:21
Conditions ...
High band conditions were really great from here .. low band below 40
didnt show much activity ...
Two rotors out of commission just before the contest ....
SO my 20 Meter OWA antenna was focused between Europe and Asia ....along with
A lashed up high dipole between two towers that gave me a
good NE/SW coverage on 20
My 15 Meter OWA antenna was rotatable
Used a New small Tribander .... lost rotor control day before contest so I
decided to position it between Europe and Africa ... this antenna replaced my
10 meter OWA . and would have afforded me a little more flexibility IF it had
been rotatable . as it was it worked reasonably well,,
Inverted L for 160 .... not much heard .
Dipoles for 40 and 80
I guess under the circumstances the setup played as well as it could for a
compromised system.
Lots of good pileups and did manage a few good runs , including one hour at
260 QSOs ...
Usual assortment of lids kids and space cadets as one of the more well known
characters on HF used to say when soliciting contacts many years back hi !
about 400 fewer Qs than last year and 1 million point lower score ..
Lots of GREAT ops still around and CQWW brings em all out ..
CQWWCW
will be QRV from Zone 2 as VO2CQ AND will operate VO2WL.. hope fully the
28 day cycle we will deliver Similar conditions..
Get ready for SweepStakes.....
always lots to do ....lots of fun
C'Y'ALL Next ONE
GLWCDR
73 GUS VO1MP
 
WØRAA   SOAB LP   109,6302014-10-27 09:17:13
Strictly S&P at this end. Band conditions were great. Ten meters was
especially good. It opened early and stayed open late. I was looking for
multipliers and that ATNO. I didn't make a clean sweep of Zones, but I live in
hopes. It was fun breaking some of the huge pileups, and there were a lot of
those as most participants already know. All in all it was fun, and we are all
grateful to the propagation gods. Just wish they had created some good openings
to Africa, but that wasn't the case. I wasn't able to work S0S, but I tried.
Thanks for all the Q's.
 
K5IID   SOAB(A) LP   545,5572014-10-27 09:20:15
Conditions??? What conditions? LOL! Man that was a fun time...wish I could have
played more!
 
K5WA   SOAB(A) HP   3,268,8482014-10-27 09:25:40
I got a new Yamaha CM500 headset to see if I could stand to get on SSB. It
worked. This headset is much more comfortable than my high-end Heil headsets
I've tried to use over the years. I was able to hang in the chair for 37.5
hours and hunt for mults while checking out antennas. I was amazed to find an
incredible 10M opening to zone 24 and surround areas on Friday night (I think).
This was the first time I've ever heard BY stations that were 20 over. I also
found out my beverages have a problem which I will need to fix as well as
getting a 160M antenna running again. I've started a 160 4SQR but it is huge
and taking lots more time to build than I planned. It won't be ready for ARRL
160 but maybe CQWW 160 will be its first debut. I also found that my 80M 4SQR
is pretty weak on SSB. F/B is only 10 db rather than 25 db that I see on CW.
Glad to hear so many friends on the air and always amazed that N5AW blows me
away in the piles. Marv sure has his antennas running VERY well and knows when
to drop his call in.

See you in SS CW where my antennas seem to work a bit better.

73,
Bob K5WA
 
IK7NXU   SOAB Classic HP   811,1182014-10-27 09:36:55
RTX: ICOM IC-756PRO III + HEIL PROSET PLUS IC;
ANT: STEPP IR 3EL. 6-40M AT 18MTS/55FT + DIPOLES ON 40-80MTS;
SW : QARTEST 4.10.1 TNX IK3QAR
IMPROVED MY PERSONAL GOALS. THANKS TO ALL.
NOTICED RADIOBLACK-OUT ON BANDS FOR FEW MINUTES.
 
ZF2DX   SOAB LP   7,302,1442014-10-27 09:42:48
Had a great time. Thanks for all of the Qs and the moves. Special thanks to my
wife, dad, and ZF1PB. Also thanks to the CARS members for getting on the air
and being supportive of contesting on the Cayman Islands.

It was fun to talk to some of my friends back home on the radio.

To see some pictures and writeup of my field day type setup please visit

http://zf2dx.com/blog/cqww-ssb-soab-lp/

73,
Kevin, ZF2DX
 
VE3JAQ   SOAB LP   29,0792014-10-27 09:53:37
No time to contest. Story on my year...just to busy with family stuff. Only
could spend 2 hours Sat morning. Great conditions though. Maybe I'll have
time for the CW test.
 
K6LE   SOAB LP   42,2062014-10-27 09:56:40
K3
94' Dipole @ 35'
RUMped contest logger for Mac.

All S&P
10 Meters was amazing!
 
TO5A(F5VHJ)   SOAB HP   5,920,3202014-10-27 09:59:10
Many USA hams called me out of their band plan. None made it into the log.
Very bad operating. Either cheating to get QSOs that others in the USA cannot
get, or just stupid. Probably the later.
Other then that, fun as usual.
 
RA9AN   SOAB(A) LP   386,2562014-10-27 10:00:04
YAESU FT-990 @ 50 Watts; Trap Dipole
 
WØPV   SOSB(A)/10 LP   130,7392014-10-27 10:05:51
Whoa! Last year was good propagation, but this year was magnitudes better! I
doubled my same category score with just a few more hours of operation.

Quite a thrill to make a personal goal, ie, work a DXCC + in just a few hours
on one band running low power! Spotting assistance sure works!

Same lame station here as last year - just a wire dipole at 30 ft AGL, old
IC-781. FLORIDA QTH really helps too!
 
K5HM   SOAB HP   100,5342014-10-27 10:05:55
Red Daemon Contest Team
 
HI3EPR   SOSB(A)/20 LP   213,9502014-10-27 10:12:13
Awesome contest!
Blackout on sunday.
See you next year!

73s EZ, HI3EPR
 
AK7AZ   M/M HP   1,496,1702014-10-27 10:13:43
AK7AZ is back on the air. Not at full capacity yet... but enough to have some
contesting fun. This contest was used as round two for ironing out the kinks
and wrinks for all of the upgrades. We have a new list of tasks for the next
evolution of tweeking. So now we must spend more time and cash before CQ WW
CW...LOL.
 
N7DD   SOSB(A)/10 HP   967,8072014-10-27 10:15:14
Was trying for 1 meg points and got close. 10 meters was great.

Assisted operation was a blast and I will never operate without packet again.
Plaque donors should change their donations to assisted operation. Time to get
into the modern world of contesting and the Internet. More fun means more
participation.

Another year with more Europe than Asia! Europe=816 and Asia=570
 
IO9Y   M/S LP   7,115,6462014-10-27 10:21:57
Thanks for points...Huricane Gonzalo destroy everythig what we put up..
MS LP was our NO planing category

Check http://ig9y.com for more info about our story

CU in 2015

p.s. WE NEVER GIVE UP


73 , Romeo S59M / IO9Y-IG9Y
 
W8KNO   SOAB LP   395,3002014-10-27 10:22:29
Unassisted Search & Pounce.
 
OL9M(OK1MMN)   SOSB/10 LP   55,8452014-10-27 10:26:15
Rig: TS-480SAT
Antennas : ECO 3x3 @ 14m
Soapbox : Nice condition
 
N4RA   SOAB(A) HP   2,481,6482014-10-27 10:40:13
First time operating from new QTH with new antennas. Not bad, but still have
some bugs to work out. 80 and 160 were a bit of a disappointment, but it may
have been lack of activity instead of poor antennas. Also had S9 noise on 160
with no RX antenna yet. Jury is still out on those antennas.
 
K3AU(K2YWE)   SOAB(A) HP   224,2502014-10-27 10:41:20
4 hours all S&P, working mostly new mults.
 
N3RS   M/S HP   8,415,7502014-10-27 10:42:17
First time doing a M/S in many years. Was going to do a SOA entry until Walt,
WA3LRO suggested we get back together again to do a M/S. It has been over 35
years since we last did it. It was a challenge to man the station effectively
with only two ops, but we did stagger our sleep times fairly well. Conditions
were stupendous on 10M, so we spent most of the daylight hours on that band.
80M and 160M were very poor as a result of the great HF propagation, resulting
in few stations available. 40M was the usual snake pit and 20M wasn't far
behind. Walt did the vast majority of the running and I did almost all of the
S&P multiplier hunting. Walt had to leave at 5PM on Sunday, so I did the
final mop-up. For an SSB contest, this was pretty enjoyable. Thanks for all
those who called us and to CQ for sponsoring this great event each year.

73's de Sig, N3RS
 
F5UTN   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,006,8482014-10-27 10:43:27
FT1000MP + PA + 6L DXBeam
 
K9GY   SOSB(A)/15 LP   21,0162014-10-27 10:44:54
Well 100 watts, a vertical, and several hundred miles from either coast doesn't
create a lot of big signals for DX to hear me, HAH! So it was slightly
frustrating to call "into the wind" so many times with no answers. I
tried several times to adjust the audio levels for the Icom IC-7100 but seemed
like there was low audio even when I had the gain + comp adjusted per the
manual. On Day2 I unhooked the Icom and put the durable Yaesu FT-857D back in
service. Then I started making some Qs! So although the Icom seems fine on CW +
RTTY....it appears to leave a little to be desired on the SSB side...

High points were hearing XW1IC on 20m (need for all time new one DXCC). Also
hearing Western Sahara (need SSB). Low point was not logging either one!

When's the next CW contest? Oh this weekend! YEAH! Time to put Mr Microphone
away for a long time now....bye bye Mr Microphone. See what these phone
contests do to me!

Best of health to all,
Eric K9GY
 
OE2S(OE2VEL)   SOAB(A) QRP   1,015,7442014-10-27 10:45:46
Sometimes amazing, who is hearing you with 5W, very often frustrating who is not
hearing you.
New QTH is still not fully operational, so QRP was a good test for the new
antennas built up a few weeks ago. Unfortunately not all antennas are working
as they should, so there is some more antenna work ahead...
 
N4LA   SOAB(A) HP   2,826,1982014-10-27 11:01:52
I'll have to classify this years contest entry as a modest semi-serious effort.
My last serious CQWW SSB entry was in 2009 when I scored 3.2M pts with poor
conditions. So I found out real quick I was lacking discipline, and a little
rusty. I also found myself breaking the holy grail of contestings unwritten
rules, such as #1 .... KEEP YOUR BUTT IN THE CHAIR !! ... I missed prime
operating time on Sunday as I slept from 2AM until NOON !!! ...I only operated
29.5 hours total because I loved sleep more than contesting (Hi Hi) #2 .... RUN
RUN RUN !! .... I was 99.9% S&P while telling myself RUN FOREST RUN !! I had
only one real run the entire contest with 130 Q's. #3 .... DON'T CHASE MULTS IF
YOU CAN RUN ....Find a spot and run and the mults will find you ... I HAD TOO
MUCH FUN CHASING MULTS INSTEAD OF FINDING A RUN FREQUENCY AND HUNKERING DOWN TO
RUN ... SHAME ON ME !!
So the bottom line is this ..... My intentions were good, but my motivation and
discipline was lacking. But it was still FUN !! I ended up working a total of
144 countries and 39 zones on all bands together . I missed zone 34.
Conditions were spectacular and exciting into Asia and Oceania, and I put some
rare ones in the log such as ...
BY,HS,VR,VU,XW,5W,9M6,DU,FW,YB,ZK3,KH0,KH2,FO/M,E51,T8. I have never heard so
many loud stations from China and Japan on 10/15/20 meters in one weekend. I
also heard a VK6 longpath on 20 meters that was S9+20db on Sunday afternoon. I
worked South America easily all weekend on my dipoles and never had to turn the
yagi. 10 meters was the money band, with plenty of real estate to operate and
run.15 and 20 were wall to wall chaos as usual. 40 meters was good, but had too
many US ops battling for a run frequency below 7.200 which caused us little
pistols to suffer with tremendous qrm. As for 80 I managed to squeak out 45
countries and 13 zones but it wasn't easy. With poor conditions on 80, I made
only one attempt at 160 and put a whopping 4 qso's in the log on Saturday
night. Overall it was a great contest. I had fun chasing mults and battling
with the BIG GUNS !! My score suffered from lack of discipline and rookie
mistakes, but I still had fun and that's all that really matters. Thanks for
all the Q's

Rig: Elecraft K3
Amp: Alpha 78
Log: N1MM+
Antennas ...
10/15/20: Force 12 5BA Yagi @ 100ft
3 X sloping OCF Dipoles NE/SE/W @ 60 ft
40: Rotary Diple @ 110ft
4 element wire yagi fixed NE
2 element wire yagi fixed SE
80: 1/4 wave wire Vert
160: Inverted L
RX Ant: 6 Beverage antennas 550 ft each
 
K3BZ   SOAB(A) HP   383,1122014-10-27 11:04:29
10M was exceptional, especially to Asia. Need more time in the chair.
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   21,131,7362014-10-27 11:07:20
It was fun for everyone of us. 10m could have opened more and for longer time
;-)

Score is better then in 2012.

73 and see you all in CW part next month.

Wally LZ2CJ
on behalf of LZ9W contest team members
www.lz9w.com
 
K6GHA   SOAB LP   664,7342014-10-27 11:14:55
A lot of fun finding the DX, but also enjoyed the 10m action. Well up the band
and some really fun LP operation. My extra fun moments were JV5A Mongolia
(first time) and ZD8W on Ascension Island. Disappointed in my high band action,
but made up for it on the 10m opening. Getting excited about winter propagation
possibilities.
 
K8GL   SOAB HP   1,691,4482014-10-27 11:16:52
Almost 100 countries on 10 meters while using a ground-mounted vertical! Had
fun but it was a lot of work. There was a total lack of continental Africa in
my log as only EA9 and a lone ZS were in it. Thanks for all the contacts and
CU in the code weekend!
K8GL
Interlochen MI
 
AEØEE   SOAB Rookie LP   144,7382014-10-27 11:26:43
100 W into dipoles up only 7 m, all search-and-pounce unassisted. 40 m never
really worked for me, and 20 was always a struggle---the antenna has never been
properly analyzed in place and still needs some work.

It was a blast to work on 10 m. There were lots of stations to work, and even
with my modest antenna I could get through to many of them. I'd love to see
these conditions continue.
 
N4CU   SOAB HP   23,7332014-10-27 11:38:43
Not a good contest kind of operator. Work a few and relax. The idea is to have
fun.
 
LY4A   M/2 HP   7,227,1072014-10-27 11:41:32
Tnx all for the QSO , we finished with to many problems and lost 1 RUN position
TRX before the test 7 hours. So its to complicated the situation. But anything
TNX for QSO and see all on the CW part...

--
Roli
LY4A
 
P4ØW(W2GD)   SOAB LP   7,127,1972014-10-27 11:43:05
Location: Santa Cruz, Aruba - 1Km from P40L/P49Y and 8Km from P40S/P49V
Station: K3 100 Watts + Win-Test Logging Software
Antennas: 160M - Vertical Dipole, Inverted V
80M 3el wire beam (EU), Inverted V
40M Force 12 Delta 240, 4el wire beam (EU)
20M - 10M Force 12 C31XR and C3
Beverages NE, NW, N/S, E/W

A few comments:

This was my 105th visit to "One Happy Island" and there were the
usual "surprises". In he weeks before this journey I'd made
plans/preparations for a serious run at the 12 year old SOAB LP record. But
the sun supplied us all with some "challenges" this week.

Preceding the contest the flux had steadily risen to the 220's but with this
rise in sunspots also came disturbed conditions, and particularly problematic
was the very high absorption level on 160 and 80 meters, which continued during
the weekend. Two Class X flares (Saturday and Sunday) and associated SID
blackout periods brought serious operating to a total halt for up to 45 minutes
as the bands recovered. Down here we heard the sun "talking" to us
LOUDLY.

I suppose it could have been worse for me, if my plans had been a QRP operation
this weekend.

Upon arrival last Monday afternoon, found the station largely intact since the
last visit for WPX CW. Other than three minor breaks in the beverages, and a
rotor control cable failure, nothing difficult to fix. Re-installing the 4 el
40 and 3 el 80 wire beams completed station preparations by late Tuesday
afternoon.

Enjoyed all the socializing this week with friends. Dinner Tuesday evening
with David, NA2AA (PJ4X operator) his fiance Laura and Mike K9NW, and then with
P40L (W6LD, K9PG, WE9V and K9NW) and P40S (K9RS, K4ISV) teams on Thursday night
before and then again last evening after the contest. The smallness of our
'country' has some nice advantages.

There certainly is "No Meters Like Ten Meters". Sunday morning
enjoyed running way up at 29231 for an extended period of time. Felt 15 meters
suffered all weekend with everyone spread out on 10, and 20 meters was largely a
waste land during much of both days due to solar storm absorption.

This was NOT a Low Power (or QRP) weekend....despite the spectacular 10 meter
conditions. Found the ability to run was inconsistent and at times totally
impossible without power. Comparing cluster spots this morning, my HP amigos
P40S and P40L had 6+ times the spot count over the weekend. Seemingly runs
were spot dependent for me. In retrospect I spent far to much time in S/P -
DXing mode but had fun chasing mults. The thrill running LP (or QRP) is
breaking through huge pileups using just timing and finesse.

Unfortunately there were far too many stations with broad signals, particularly
from EU. I hope the SDR recordings from around the world help the adjudicators
to identify the worst offenders and bring some justice. Turn the gain down
guys! And then there are the operators who leave a frequency to work a mult
and feel they still own the frequency they left when they return minutes
later....sorry, you leave it, you loose it. PERIOD!

Looking forward to returning to Aruba in three weeks for CQWW CW, along with
AE6Y/P49Y and KU1CW/P40?.

Thanks again for all of the QSOs.

73,

John, W2GD aka P40W/P44W
 
W7WA   SOSB/15 HP   1,064,3502014-10-27 11:43:50
Lost commercial power for 45 minutes early Saturday evening during our high wind
event. The winds howled for hours so I felt fortunate to have only briefly lost
power. Fun to experience SFI over 200 during the WW and to operate on 15
meters. My last 15m single band ssb was in 1999.

73 de Dan
 
TMØT(F/TU5KG)   SOSB/10 HP   1,464,1202014-10-27 11:52:34
Icom IC-7800, Acom 2000A,
7 over 7 element DXBeam monobande Yagis
First one beaming NA @ 10m above ground
Second one rotated @ 18m above ground

Win-test 4.9.1


See you in the next contest

Gildas F/TU5KG / TM0T
 
EA5ON   SOSB/10 QRP   484,9502014-10-27 11:56:11
For the last 6 years I have operated CQWW SSB as part of the ED5T multi single
team. We love this and have a great time putting on the show.
This year however we had a serious problem right after ARRL phone. One of our 3
towers came down in a storm, bring down our 2 element yagi for 40, our 2 x 4
element stack for 15, and the base of our 160m inverted L. Our team, including
myself, are very busy doing other things right now and the tower is still not
back up yet. So, no antennas for multi single.

In the meantime, my good friend Paul GM0OPK, who has a house near Valencia,
asked if I would be interested in using his newly installed 6 element ultrabeam
in a contest. He is not a contester but wanted to see how his station would
play. I thought about it and since I have been thinking about doing a Single Op
entry for a while, decided to accept his kind offer.

Paul's station is not designed for contesting. It has one single yagi, a TS990,
and an OM2500 amp. Its principally used for DX and ragchewing when he's here in
Spain while taking time off work. I decided that the best way to use this
station for a contest would be in QRP, where I could use the high gain beam to
make up for my very low power, plus use the dual receiver to enable me to call
CQ while doing search and pounce on the second receiver.

Paul was here a month before the contest and I went up one afternoon to discuss
what I would need. I took up a new Yahama CM500 boom headset, which we set up on
the Kenwood, and decided that all I needed other than that was my laptop with
the N1MM logger installed.

A week before the contest Paul texted me to say he hadnt been able to find any
flights but was still looking. I started thinking of Plan Bs but thankfully on
the Tuesday he managed to book tickets and on the eve of the contest I drove up
after a long day at work, set up the PC, moved the furniture a bit, and went off
home for dinner and bed.

A 6am start on saturday, only to be greeted by Paul with bad news: the
Prosistel rotator was acting up and there was no way to get the controller to
tell you where the beam was heading. He had tried in vain to control it with
the PC program but to no avail. So, I turned the antenna while Paul was outside
watching it and when it was pointed on EU, he called me to stop and we left it
there.

A very slow start as usual. Worked a few east med stations and then after a
long and frustrating time of having a VK6 call CQ in my face, finally managed
to make the contact. Then the band started opening and I was able to work UA
and JA stations for a couple of hours, all on S+P. I found out after trying to
call a few double mults in vain that the antenna wasnt where I thought it was,
after that every time I used the rotator I went outside to check the beam
heading visually. Only a few degrees can make a fair difference on a 6 element
antenna so even the visual method wasnt great. Then, an hour later as I was
trying to use the quick reverse feature, the stepper motors got into a fuddle
and started an interminable cycle of changing back and forward. I couldnt get
the controller to respond so ended up pulling the plug and then doing a reset
of the whole thing. It worked fine after that but no idea what had caused it.

At midday I had a couple of hundred QSOs in the log and a number of zones and
countries but missed out on a lot of mults just not able to get through the
pileup with 5w. However when the band opened to the states it was quite a
different story. I was able to work everyone I heard, many on the first call. I
tried running, no real luck until around 7pm when all of a sudden I managed a
run to the US for about an hour and a half. Not the rates I'm used to at ED5T
but I still managed to leave when the band died with 678 qsos in the log and
188.000 points.

At night, I checked the spanish record and saw it was at 852 qsos and 319000
points. Its also the EU record. In spite of my good qso total, the record
holder had managed 34 zones and 137 countries back in 2002 and I was a long way
away from those totals.

Sunday morning was pretty much a repeat of saturday but having the beam under
control meant I was able to work double mults such as VU2, AH2R, and 9M4DX,
plus a few other countries. The band was so crowded that I'm sure many
potential countries were buried in the noise. Running assisted would probably
be a good thing under conditions like that, maybe next year? But S+P was
slower, I had already worked most of the big guns, and had to dig deeper into
the QRM for contacts which then took longer to complete. By lunchtime my score
had crept up a fair bit but was still not close to the record. However once
again in the late afternoon conditions picked up to the states and I was able
to end the run well over the previous record. After a short rest and some food
(I hadn't eaten in 10 hours) I took a tour up and down the band to work all the
south american stations I could hear, adding another few mults to the total.

This contest was a complete and absolute contrast to the last time I tried 10m
qrp in a contest, 2 years ago in ARRL 10m. In that contest, I couldnt make any
contacts at all with 5w, changed to LP, and abandoned after only working 50
stations during the saturday. The conditions this weekend were simply fabulous,
I'm sure the best I've ever seen 10m and probably will take a long time in
seeing again.

Thanks as usual to all that made it happen. For all of those who took the time
to pick my signal out of the noise. To the family for not missing me too much.
And most of all, to Paul and Tracy for coming down and hosting me in such a
great way, it is really and truly appreciated.
 
N7BK   SOSB/20 LP   44,7442014-10-27 11:56:53
Part time due to bad weather & high winds. Power was out for more than 24
hours.
 
OH1F(OH1TM)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   903,7062014-10-27 12:15:00
The conditions went up and down during the contest. The band was open
48h but top openings were missing. One of the best US conditions were during
the
3 last hours. Unfortunately my operation stopped 40 min before the end due to
electricity blackout.

Thanks for the QSOs!

73 Timo
 
W2SZ(W1MAT)   SOAB(A) LP   64,2562014-10-27 12:27:14
Operating from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) club station.

73, Matthew W1MAT
 
K3YDX   SOSB/15 LP   3,7102014-10-27 12:33:51
Was out of town for a wedding over the weekend and upon my return late Sunday
afternoon decided to play with N1MM + and work a few doing S&P for an hour
to get familiar with the software.

73
Hank K3YDX
 
W7YAQ   SOAB HP   1,749,2492014-10-27 12:41:06
I spent far more time in chair than planned. Decided to join the DARK SIDE and
use my recently acquired KPA500. The extra DB no doubt helped the final score,
and provided more incentive to keep in the chair.

High band conditions were good here, although the Sunday 10M opening to EU was
marginal, literally, with EA and zone 33 booming in, but other 14/15 pretty
weak. No zone 16 heard here on 10. Thanks to the Asia and Oceania folks for
some nice runs on 10. Glad to have 4W/K7CO and BY9CA (zone 23) call in the
last hour.

Worked 36 zones (Heard 35 and 37, but not 34 and 39). DXCC = 128.

All-in-all this was a fun weekend for a generally devoted CW guy.

73,
Bob W7YAQ
 
LX7I(LX2A)   SOAB(A) HP   10,791,6132014-10-27 12:42:22
After only 2 contest operations this year I need again some practice to improve
my SO2R skills :)
Propagation was up and down and I was not able to reach the QSO number I made
in 2012.
All worked fine except no rotating antenna on 20M and some antennas for 40M and
80M which will only be installed next year.

Setup :
160M: Groundplane
80M : 2el OB2-80 // 4-Square // Dipol
40M : 4el OB4-40 // 2el YT3M // Dipol
20M : Stack of 5el/5el to USA // 5el to JA // 4el
15M : Stack of 6el/6el to USA // 6el to JA // 4el
10M : Stack of 6el/6el/6el to USA // Stack of 5el/5el/5el to JA // 6el
rotatable // 8el

2 times FTDX5000 TRXs

thanks for all the QSOs and the nice runs with USA, this seems to be our best
direction with 51% of QSOs.

73s de Philippe LX2A / LX7I
 
N4TZ/9   SOAB LP   2,448,2122014-10-27 12:42:23
CQ-WW-SSB SUMMARY SHEET

CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
START DATE: 25-10-14
CALLSIGN USED: N4TZ
LOCATOR: EN70

CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CLUB: Society of Midwest Contesters
NAME: Terry Zivney
ADDRESS: 8843 W County Road 950 N
ADDRESS-CITY: Middletown
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: IN
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 47356
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
EMAIL: N4TZ@ARRL.NET

OPERATING TIME: 38:35:31
CQ COUNTER: 1078
RUN/SEARCH: 381/1270 Qs
UNIQUE CALLSIGNS: 1179

SOFTWARE: TR4W v.4.246 http://www.tr4w.com

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
__________________________________________________________
160SSB 17 17 29 8 4
80SSB 52 52 130 28 12
40SSB 141 139 385 63 20
20SSB 284 281 773 102 35
15SSB 322 321 905 97 31
10SSB 835 827 2406 105 24
__________________________________________________________

Totals 1651 1637 4628 403 126

Final Score = 2448212 points.


Recently, I have been thinking a lot about SIZE.

Several of the problems I have had with my station in the
past couple of years could be reduced if I SUPERSIZED
my station. For example, if I had a second tower, then
I could both increase the reliability of the total system
(redundancy) as well as increase the number of different
directions I could simultaneously point my antennas for
quick responses to new callers. Antennas on a second tower
would make it much easier to S&P on my transmitting band
while trying to maintain a run frequency.

However, I am approaching an age where many people are
thinking of DOWNSIZING. As I get older, it is harder to
erect all the temporary low band antennas (4 square for
80, a pair of 160m vertical wires, and a beverage system).
So, how would I expect to maintain a second tower and
its antenna systems? Plus, when I reach that age where
I cannot maintain it, how will I remove it for that final
QRT?

Many fellows feel they cannot do the full 48 hours anymore,
so they want to downsize into a 24 hour category. But,
it seems, many want a full luxury downsize; you know,
a $70,000 midget Mercedes instead of a $15,000 Kia. Sort
of like the 'Tribander and wires' category created to
represent the 'average' ham, but with competitors using
$5,000 Seppir and a $50,000 Luso crankup tower.

I was wrestling with these thoughts while repairing problems
with some of my antennas. I had to repair the coax to
my big 40 meter antenna, which I repaired just this past
season. I found that an Amphenol crimp-on PL259 was part
of the problem (in the disassembly of the matching system
at the top of the tower, the crimp-on pulled off of the
slightly undersized 'house brand' of RG213 which I purchased
from a major ham radio retailer a few years back. The
only replacement on hand this time was some 40 year old
Times RG214 so 150 feet of very stiff coax was run up the
tower to the feedpoint of the yagi. Back in operation, but
a minimum SWR of 2:1 without the former feed system.
I also installed a second motor on my TIC-ring on the lower
20/40 antenna which has slipped direction far too often.
So far, so good. I turned the antenna many times this
weekend and Monday morning it is still pointing the
direction the control box indicates.

And of course, there was the operating event itself.
I was disappointed in the apparent low level of low band
activity. Both 2011 and 2013 (the peak sunspont years of
this cycle) saw much better low band participation.
My 160 and 80 band scores have been highly competitive
in past years, so I was very discouraged after the first
night. Maybe this is another example of downsizing.
Many of the multi-multi stations (especially traveling
stations) may have downsized to mult-two or multi-single
due to the difficulty of staffing the larger stations
which tend to be beacons of activity on the bands not
favored by the propagation gods.

The biggest problem here was an unidentified QRM
source on 10 meters. It sounded like some of the new
digital modes one hears on the bands (bloops, bleeps,
and zipping sounds). On Saturday morning, I heard it
when I went to 10 at 1242 z (8:42 am local) and
it continued until at least 1346z. It was about S9
and covered up many of the louder signals on the band.
I made notes later on as it continued to bother me
while S&P up the band. It seemed loudest around
28600 and spread out at least 100 kHz in each direction.
I didn't make any notes about it after 1346z on Saturday.
On Sunday, it reappeared, aound 1430z peaking again
around 28600 kHz and again spreading out at least
100 kHz. While I tried to S&P through it on
Saturday, on Sunday I merely jotted down its
presence and went way up the band (29MHz) and
tried to continue on my merry way. Like many,
my antennas' SWR is pretty high above 29MHz, so
some more of my 100 watts is lost to excess SWR
induced loss in 500 feet of cable plus the loss
of the autotuner in the rig, which is normally
not in the signal path.



2014 CQ-WW-SSB N4TZ
Continent List

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 3 1 1 4 3 8 20
Canada calls = 7 15 12 17 17 18 86
NA calls = 6 8 17 41 32 37 141
SA calls = 1 5 7 55 48 63 179
Euro calls = 0 18 85 125 163 641 1032
African calls = 0 4 5 6 12 16 43
Asian calls = 0 0 3 20 6 10 39
Japan calls = 0 0 4 5 29 32 70
Ocean calls = 0 1 7 11 12 10 41

Total calls = 17 52 141 284 322 835 1651

The total (ALL) column of the continent list looks almost
the same as last years, even though the total contacts on
160, 80 and 40 were well down from last year. More of a
surprise was that the European totals here were down on
every band except 10, while the other parts of the world
were holding generally steady on other bands.
 
OE/IZ3NVR   SOAB(A) QRP   4,8402014-10-27 12:42:24
No time to take part, been very busy at work and had no working antennas at
home. Decided for a quick OE operation in QRP with a very basic setup (too
basic, actually).

Well, at least I've been active
Really need to be active more seriously in the CW leg
See you next contest

Stefano
IZ3NVR
 
MØBJL   SOSB(A)/15 HP   716,1792014-10-27 12:45:48
Saturday was far better than the Sunday,Great runs into JA/AS and OC holding a
run frequency for around 6 hours. The QRM/Splatter seemed far worse on the
Sunday although there was a sudden drop in propagation around 1100 for about 45
minutes. Missed out on Zones 34 and 35 (EL2 and SU9 came on the bands a little
too late for me and didn't hang around long enough anyway. Nice LP contacts in
the morning to South America whilst working JA/OC.
Good fun as always...73
 
HA3OU   SOAB(A) HP   297,8502014-10-27 12:48:19
Hi!

Thank you for the QSOs!

73/DX
Joco
Ha3oU
 
IW3GST   M/S HP   440,5442014-10-27 12:58:26
My first contest with IW3GST. Very beautiful contest. 73 de IW3FVZ
 
LY5I   SOSB/10 LP   325,4342014-10-27 13:00:37
73!
 
W4KTR   SOAB(A) HP   1,599,8642014-10-27 13:13:51
I enjoyed this contest!
It was great to be able to work everywhere on 10 meters.
Thanks to everyone for the Q's.
Keith Robinson W4KTR
 
OH1MM   SOAB(A) HP   1,233,3562014-10-27 13:17:24
FT-1000MP+AL1500 JP-Tribander+dipole
 
YUØT(YU1WS)   SOSB/160 HP   52,4282014-10-27 13:18:01
Without any RX and beverage antennas.Only l/8 sloper and 1.5 kw.
Sorry for many QRZ?,AGN, REPEAT . TNX for all calls.
VY 73. Dugi YU1WS/YU0T
 
N2SR   SOAB(A) HP   1,727,9162014-10-27 13:21:24
Thanks for all the Q's.

Tom, N2SR
 
W1DYJ   SOAB Classic LP   304,5702014-10-27 13:22:48
Rig: TS-2000
Antennas:
160 shortened 80M dipole @ 7m (it doesn't really load)
80 shortened 80M dipole @ 7m (sort of works)
40 40M dipole @ 7m (too low)
[the above three are a modified Alpha Delta DX-CC]
20 HB Moxon @ 12m (Fine)
15 rotatable dipole @ 11m (just OK)
10 HB 5el yagi @ 10m (only really competitive antenna)

My goal was to score 25% better than last year: I missed it. :(

100% S&P: yes, I should have tried running on 10.

Did a bit better on 40, 15, & 10 than last year, but worse on 80 & 20.
(160 is just a way to get two mults: from WK1Q. Thanks!)
One new country: EY (#207.) A number of new band-countries.

73 - Larry - W1DYJ
 
KØGEO(@WØLSD)   M/S HP   2,293,1362014-10-27 13:29:20
Was 10 a hoot or what.. signals from 28300 to 29300 and strong. On going flares
made it interesting at times. Total S & P effort. Thanks to all who gave us
Qqs.
 
K5KG   SOAB(A) HP   1,252,8182014-10-27 13:29:47
This was a part-time effort for me. As everyone has already said, 10m was
spectacular. I had a straight 6-hour run on 10 that yielded 600+ Qsos and that
included a 200-hour on 28,998 kHz. Lots of fun!

Started the contest using my K3 with the KPA-500, 500w amp. However, 500w was
not cutting it, so I switched to the Acom 2000A, 1500w amp, and used it the
rest of the way. Both amps performed flawlessly, but the extra power proved to
be very beneficial.

I am always disappointed and frustrated in SSB contests because of the large
number of stations with poor audio and splatter, probably due to too much mic
gain, too much compression, or both. It's unfortunate that the ops do not
check out their tx audio before a contest and make the necessary adjustments to
make sure their transmitted signals are clean. How can this problem be
addressed?

Stn:
K3 + KAT500/KPA500 & Acom 2000A
2X Arrays 12L triband yagi @ 60ft.
M2 2L 40 @ 75ft.
Open wire inv vee on 80
160m Inv L.

73, George, K5KG
 
N2GA   SOAB Classic LP   9,4552014-10-27 13:37:58
Work commitments precluded any type of real operation. Even so, it was nice to
finally get back on the air from the home station after rebuilding the tower
and antennas after last winter's disasterous tower collapse. I'm looking
forward to next weekend's ARRL November Sweepstakes CW for a full time effort!
CU on the air then.

73, George N2GA
 
ED5T(EA5KV)   SOSB/10 HP   130,0322014-10-27 13:40:04
73, VIC
 
VE3SS   SOAB(A) HP   75,6482014-10-27 13:43:04
Other commitments this weekend made it hard to get on the radio.
Conditions were pretty good and the time spent operating was great fun!
 
DL1A   M/2 HP   10,863,9342014-10-27 13:43:30
First ever serious M/2 operation in the SSB part of CQWW from DL1A.
We are quite happy with the result and the excellent highband conditions on
Saturday. Sunday was perceived much slower here, but still ok.
We missed too many multipliers on the lowbands, especially on 80m - so there is
room for improvement.
See you all in about 4 weeks in our favourite mode...

73
Maik DJ2QV for the DL1A team.

(www.dl1a.de)
 
W4RM   M/M HP   12,378,1202014-10-27 13:44:14
A big Thank You to Bill (W4RM) and his wife Lori for their hospitality during
the contest. Bill and Stu (W7IY) spent a lot of time before the contest
refining the Beverage Switching App and that ran perfectly. We had some
problems with a few PTT hang ups which required us to tap the footswitch a few
times to bring the RX back. Also our Antenna Switcher box which allows the
four radios to get to any of the antennas had a few relay problems which caused
a few work a rounds. Other than that all other equipment and antennas hung in
there.
Our score was down from last year due to the poorer conditions on the Low bands
and the occasional Black Outs on the High Bands, but overall still a lot of fun
and a great score. Thanks for the Qs and we'll see you in Feb and March for
the ARRL DX events. 73, Jack W4NF
 
K4RO   SOAB Classic HP   1,083,2252014-10-27 13:45:35
Would have loved to put in more time, but had an unavoidable conflict this
year.
There's no meters like ten meters. Confirmation #: 1513743.cq-ww-ssb
 
9A5Y(9A7DX)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,378,0402014-10-27 13:45:54
Once again an exciting WW weekend !

Great local competition 9A5W, 9A5D, E77A, S51TA, S57AW, S50A ... keep's me in
the chair for a whole weekend, tnx guy's ;) Hope to see your score on
"live score table" @ cqcontest.net in the future, that would
definitely contribute to even more "rush" during the game.

First day not so good condix to USA, but improved 2nd, especially evening. East
was pretty good for me both days. In total aprox. 1200 US & 370 JAs.

I really enjoyed to hear people from all arround the globe and compete with
some of them in such good conditions :)

Thanks for Q's

EQUIPMENTM: 6el @ 20m + KW + Good old FT1K MP



73's

Ved, 9a7dx
 
HI3TEJ   SOSB/20 LP   1,220,9942014-10-27 13:54:28
Hi Guys:
The station been rebuilded with a new 50 foot tower and 2 news FTDX3000 from
Yaesu.
I'd been sick before the contest for 6 days including virus, sinus and dengue,
terrible triple play isn't it.
Thanks God fever disappeared a day before the big show, but stayed all day
working at the shop and 3 hours before the contest I did install a new Steppir
2 ele at 30 feet fixed to USA.
Normally planned to be a ALL Band SO2R but I realized the low band will be a
problem do to high SFI levels and also to weak to play it hard.

The first 3 contest hours was a blast running on rates over 200 Qso’s per
hour till the rates drop, stayed running on the band till first break of 1:00
hour . Goods multiplier called on the first night, ZK, Lord Howe Is.FO,,ZL,China
. Due to a strange Software problem first 900 QSO almost gone but recovered on
the first black out “Thanks God for it”.

First 12 hours passed the 1300 QSOs mark till the first blackout on Saturday
around 15:00 till 18:00 Utc them the band reopen again .
Completed a new DXCC on 14 mhzs only in 16 hours; The second night and early
hours really did search and pounce using the lower antenna for the Caribbean
and ZL, amazing with this small 57 inches boom antenna.

First experience contesting with the new FTDX3000 the little brother of the
FTDX5000 series and at the receiver side nothing to miss exactly the same wish
to have this band scope on the FTDX5k, The receiver is really very quiet,
really is .
I loved his scope and did handle very very well all the interference and over
modulations.
My 4 L really played great as great it is and nothing to complain.

The last 3 contest hours heavy electrical storms and some blast really close to
me, I can felt the statics on the air before lightning hit the ground. Almost 2
hours running below the 50 watts mark due to a power Outage during the storm but
I did not give up my operation and played on a very risk situation.

Thanks God he covered me on this, also thanks to everyone called me and logged
on this contest, pleased to work a lot of qrps in the contest also .

Thanks God was a great contest and ignoring the poor behavior of a very poorest
spirit ham operator I am pleased with the results even not matter for me how far
I can reach it.
Also thank you for the pile ups and the patient to pick up your signals in the
crowded 20 meters band.

God bless you all and see you at the CW leg

MANY Ops DID NOT KNOW THEIR OWN CQ ZONE NUMBER

73’s
Ted Jimenez
at La Sincrética Signal Point POP
Dominican Republic


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

D1-0000Z --+- --+- --+- 157/13 --+- --+- 157/13 157/13
D1-0100Z - - - 236/11 - - 236/11 393/24
D1-0200Z - - - 202/8 - - 202/8 595/32
D1-0300Z - - - 206/10 - - 206/10 801/42
D1-0400Z - - - 132/17 - - 132/17 933/59
D1-0500Z - - - 68/11 - - 68/11 1001/70
D1-0600Z - - - 76/14 - - 76/14 1077/84
D1-0700Z - - - 36/8 - - 36/8 1113/92
D1-0800Z --+- --+- --+- 17/6 --+- --+- 17/6 1130/98 23
D1-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 1130/98
60
D1-1000Z - - - 18/1 - - 18/1 1148/99
31
D1-1100Z - - - 56/1 - - 56/1 1204/100
D1-1200Z - - - 91/4 - - 91/4 1295/104
D1-1300Z - - - 69/4 - - 69/4 1364/108
D1-1400Z - - - 47/0 - - 47/0 1411/108
D1-1500Z - - - 33/1 - - 33/1 1444/109
D1-1600Z --+- --+- --+- 10/1 --+- --+- 10/1 1454/110
D1-1700Z - - - 3/0 - - 3/0 1457/110
51
D1-1800Z - - - 5/0 - - 5/0 1462/110
45
D1-1900Z - - - 72/6 - - 72/6 1534/116
D1-2000Z - - - 143/10 - - 143/10 1677/126
D1-2100Z - - - 130/9 - - 130/9 1807/135
D1-2200Z - - - 107/1 - - 107/1 1914/136
D1-2300Z - - - 108/3 - - 108/3 2022/139
D2-0000Z --+- --+- --+- 89/4 --+- --+- 89/4 2111/143
D2-0100Z - - - 117/2 - - 117/2 2228/145
D2-0200Z - - - 148/4 - - 148/4 2376/149
D2-0300Z - - - 105/0 - - 105/0 2481/149
D2-0400Z - - - 54/0 - - 54/0 2535/149
D2-0500Z - - - 30/4 - - 30/4 2565/153
D2-0600Z - - - 56/0 - - 56/0 2621/153
D2-0700Z - - - 4/0 - - 4/0 2625/153
32
D2-0800Z --+- --+- --+- --+- --+- --+- 0/0 2625/153 60
D2-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 2625/153
60
D2-1000Z - - - 34/1 - - 34/1 2659/154
10
D2-1100Z - - - 83/2 - - 83/2 2742/156
D2-1200Z - - - 61/2 - - 61/2 2803/158
D2-1300Z - - - 83/1 - - 83/1 2886/159
D2-1400Z - - - 54/1 - - 54/1 2940/160
D2-1500Z - - - 12/0 - - 12/0 2952/160
D2-1600Z --+- --+- --+- 3/0 --+- --+- 3/0 2955/160 55
D2-1700Z - - - 5/0 - - 5/0 2960/160
37
D2-1800Z - - - 10/0 - - 10/0 2970/160
D2-1900Z - - - 43/1 - - 43/1 3013/161
31
D2-2000Z - - - 66/1 - - 66/1 3079/162
D2-2100Z - - - 62/0 - - 62/0 3141/162
D2-2200Z - - - 79/0 - - 79/0 3220/162
D2-2300Z - - - 93/0 - - 93/0 3313/162

Total: 0/0 0/0 0/0 3313/162 0/0 0/0
 
N4UU   M/S HP   300,6982014-10-27 13:57:37
I didn't get home till late Friday. I have not used the station since the IARU
and still have not fixed everything from the lightning strike I took last
spring. Finally got everything working by about 10 AM local Saturday. By then
my heart was just not in it. XYL N4TUU wanted to play so most of this log is
her work. Bad news is I missed great conditions. Good news is xyl gained
valuable experience and I have good up and coming SSB contest operator. Now
back to antenna work so I'll be ready for sweepsteakes.

73 Martin
 
OM7M   M/S HP   13,724,0402014-10-27 13:59:51
Another great weekend. New "blood" from Sicily Island in our team
caused that our team rejuvenate at least 10 years. No one knew who the Gabry
IT9RGY is and where he comes from, but hearing him running pile-up everyone
realized that he is very talented and a great operator. Thanks Gabry you came.
In comparison to the previous year, we have less and less connected multiplier.
Saturday's bands were closing very quickly and we ended up 10 meters over an
hour to 40m. So we just listened envy of our rivals 9A1P and IR4M how they work
NA on 20m. Sunday's high bands opening were significantly longer and better.
Congratulations to our competitors 4O3A, EI7M, 9A1P, IR4M, OK5W especially 4O3A
and EI7M are from a totally different league. Congrats also to CN2AA for Claimed
WW record.

73! and CU in CW part

Lubo,OM5ZW in behalf of OM7M
 
SG6T(SM6WET)   SOAB LP   401,4722014-10-27 14:07:21
 
PY2SBY(ELVIS)   SOAB HP   167,0922014-10-27 14:09:09
Dear all good afternoon.


Work again in a new CQWW SSB but the condition was not so good like the last
month.
Only few moments of propagation let me do some contact in 10 and 20 but my
setup now is very simple and hope to improve to the WPX SSB.
Thansk for all and hope to the next Contest.

My equipaments are:

IC7600
FL7000 running 300 watts
HIQ 5 / 80 mobile antena in top of my building.

73 from PY2SBY Elvis.
 
N8BI   SOAB(A) HP   2,119,7822014-10-27 14:11:54
Great Condx! Lost the first 15 hours due to a catastrophic switching &
equipment problem....a real bummer! Had a good chance at a personal best! Still
had fun...my new Mantra...no changes, modifications, or new installs prior to a
contest! A little late??? Missed a lot on Friday night 40-160. Should have
spent more time on 20...oh yeh...didn't have anymore time?
 
N9NC   SOAB(A) HP   1,062,2202014-10-27 14:30:43
Testing new antennas here (some more wires).

10m looks OK.

Although I hate to judge before all the scores are in, it's beginning to look
like 160, 80, 40, 20, and possibly 15, may need some work.

CU in CW!

Tom N9NC
 
EE2K   M/S HP   4,678,3882014-10-27 14:43:12
A small step forward!

Muchos problemas, amplis rotos y algún otro elemento del sistema radiante.
Aún así superamos la máxima puntuación reclamada por nuestra estación en
2012, nuestro récord hasta la fecha.

Con todo eso perdimos hora y media de operación, por supuesto y con las horas
en las que se produjo se nos escaparon un centenar o dos de QSOs.

Estamos cerca de nuestro techo en esta categoría, con nuestra configuración
actual, las antenas se comportaron muy bien y nuestra veterana 5 elementos
tri-banda mantuvo el tipo.
 
N2RM   SOAB Classic HP   1,513,4802014-10-27 14:52:25
Ran on 10 meters first day around 28.990 (late start), and second day around
28.880 (on time start). Thanks for the QSO's and hope to see you all on cw.

73, N2RM
 
N4KH   SOAB(A) HP   894,7502014-10-27 14:54:15
Boy I really hate I wasn't able to go all out for this one. Conditions on 10
were unbelievable. Looking forward to the CW weekend!
 
NN4F   SOAB HP   268,6322014-10-27 15:01:22
Limited time so entered the SOAB HP Classic 24hr, mostly S&P, 10 was
excellent, even worked tha JA's on 15m then realized didn't have the amp on, so
35w into the JA's

FTdx3000, Alpha 78, Mosley TA-63, Wires

Paul - NN4F - Ridgeville & District Amateur Radio Society
Ridgeville, SC
 
IT9DGG   SOAB Rookie HP   372,7502014-10-27 15:03:43
Nice Centest.
 
RW1CW   SOAB HP   942,7952014-10-27 15:14:02
Amateur Radio - politics free zone!
 
PY8WW   SOSB/10 LP   203,8682014-10-27 15:23:27
TX-RX: KENWOOD TS-590 S
ANT: 4 ELEMENT YAGI
PWR: 80 WATTS
LOCATOR: GI58TP
 
K9CT   M/2 HP   12,568,8422014-10-27 15:40:04
Our goal this year was to have fun and max out what can be done. We had a great
team assembled...KB9OWD, KU5B, K9MU, KB9UWU, K9QQ, K3WA, NQ6N and myself.
Everyone had been here before except newcomers KU5B, K9MU and NQ6N. Everyone
was a great team player and passed mults and synch'd qsos between run and mult
station without a rub.

A couple of things that they commented to me that they really enjoyed was the
audio boxes made to hear both run and mult station radios at each station and
the new Radiosport headsets. All you needed to do was signal a mult and you
could easily hear when it was the right time to call. The radios were
interlocked using the inhibit function of the K3s so timing was everything. I
had used the Radiosport headsets on the FT5ZM dxpedition and just had to have
them. You can sit long hours with them on and their sound isolation is good
enough in SSB that you can converse almost next to the operators without
bothering them.

Almost everyone has commented on the sun's flares over the contest weekend.
There were so many observed effects that we just kept on plugging away. We
thought 10m was actually enhanced...in fact we heard and worked FK8CP on 6m
during the contest! 15m was not as good as 10m but still sparkled. We couldn't
make up our mind about 20m. Either it had absorption or everyone had gone to 15
and 10. With only two transmitters, we had to pick bands. So 20 got the short
end of the stick. We had low 20m totals until the last 6 hours of the contest.
We got some pretty good rates and the signals were quite strong from EU.

40m is just a mess. Too many ragchewers to work around while observing where
the DX was or wasn't. Lots of DX just don't listen above 7125. We hear them
calling cq but not listening to NA. We did the best that we could on 40m SSB
but it certainly could be better and will be on cw weekend. We did just ok on
80m but not as many stations on the band. 160m was almost ignored....as we
tried to move stations to the band with some success. Lots of the big stations
on the higher bands just didn't call CQ at all on TB.

Food is always fun for these weekends...homemade Lasagna courtesy of K3WA and
the local firemen's chili supper Saturday night. We always host a onion
rings/pizza and beer festivities post contest to rehash the weekend.

Thanks to all for the QSOs and courtesies shown on the air. Lots of stations
were kind enough to find us on other bands and it is appreciated.

73, Craig K9CT....all qsos already uploaded to LOTW.
 
KG4IGC   SOAB LP   160,8602014-10-27 15:40:56
Worked the contest off and on throughout the weekend, had issues with sitting in
one place due to severe knee pain.Good contest for those who enjoy SSB tests,
but not really my cup of tea. Ran S&P the whole contest, was not easy
breaking the pileups especially on 10. Thought I was going to run QRP, but
after hearing the billions of stations decided that it would probably be a
waste of time. Nice openings to the far East on 10 and 15 on Saturday, and on
20 Sunday morning. Heard Laos faintly working a huge pileup but was unable to
get in there. Had issues with my hex and bad SWR, one of the bamboo spreaders
is broken and causing interaction between the 15 and 20 meter wires. Hope to
get that fixed as soon as I can round up some help.
 
M4A(@G6UW)   M/S HP   5,025,3482014-10-27 15:42:44
Less setting-up time and less equipment available to us this year, hence
switching to M/S instead of our normal M/2 entry. We missed having a 40m
4-square especially. The dipole wasn't as good at all. We had fun, though.
73 from Cambridge University Wireless Society.
 
WA7LNW   SOAB(A) HP   75,3112014-10-27 15:49:03
Enjoyed 10 meter opening....!

73's de Jack, WA7LNW
 
K4VV   M/M HP   6,277,8332014-10-27 15:51:44
An unusable Internet connection prevented our Remote Operators in the US and
several foreign countries from contributing to the score. CX7TT tried twice
but latency was almost two seconds! Just impossible!

Had other major technical failures: Rotation control one of the Super Berthas
failed a few minutes before start time. Voice Keyer failure on position two.
A coax problem on one of the 20 M stacks. We created "work-arounds,"
but it wasn't first class.

Despite the challenges and disappointments, the team pulled together and
enjoyed great camaraderie....and some great food!
 
F6GOX   SOSB/15 HP   745,7892014-10-27 16:01:23
A great time with a lot of stations on the 15 meters band. As in 2013, I had
done a bad saturday part with a low qso rate, and then a better sunday. No
enough zones and dxcc give a total score under the expected "one million
points class operator"... Balance between running qso and searching
multipliers is a hard key. I do not found it this time... As the K7RA
predictions, the solar flux was high, around 230. So during sunday afternoon
and evening, I could make QSO from every paths, called by Artic, Pacific, South
America, W6-W7 and Europe at the same time! A real radio fest! Many thanks for
those who have called to me, specially those from scare zones and DXCC, they
gave me very happy! See you in 2015, I will drink more coffee the saturday
morning... :-) 73 Laurent F6GOX.
 
DH8BQA   SOSB(A)/15 HP   946,1722014-10-27 16:03:29
Detailed report and grumblings on http:// www.dh8bqa.de ...

73, Olli
 
XE3/K5ENS   SOSB/10 LP   840,0622014-10-27 16:05:30
I decided to do 10 meters only this year. It was busy and fun.
I'll list some rates below. I did average 97 Qs per hour for the entire 24hrs.
that I was contesting.

The new N1MM+ worked ok but still has a a couple of bumps.

73,

Keith, XE3/K5ENS


CQ WW SSB - 2014-10-25 0000Z to 2014-10-27 0000Z - 2373 QSOs
XE3/K5ENS Max Rates:

2014-10-25 2013Z - 6.0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 360 per hour by K5ENS
2014-10-25 1906Z - 4.5 per minute (10 minute(s)), 270 per hour by K5ENS
2014-10-25 1943Z - 3.2 per minute (60 minute(s)), 194 per hour by K5ENS


CQ WW SSB - 2014-10-25 0000Z to 2014-10-27 0000Z - 2373 QSOs
XE3/K5ENS Runs >10 QSOs:

2014-10-25 1307 - 1437Z, 28891 kHz, 188 Qs, 124.7/hr K5ENS
2014-10-25 1438 - 1708Z, 28892 kHz, 305 Qs, 122.6/hr K5ENS
2014-10-25 1741 - 1912Z, 28408 kHz, 233 Qs, 153.2/hr K5ENS
2014-10-25 1914 - 1919Z, 28407 kHz, 18 Qs, 217.4/hr K5ENS
2014-10-25 1920 - 2131Z, 28408 kHz, 378 Qs, 172.3/hr K5ENS
2014-10-25 2216 - 2313Z, 28408 kHz, 123 Qs, 128.3/hr K5ENS
2014-10-26 1326 - 1542Z, 28842 kHz, 285 Qs, 126.4/hr K5ENS
2014-10-26 1544 - 1634Z, 28842 kHz, 108 Qs, 130.7/hr K5ENS
2014-10-26 1659 - 1809Z, 28873 kHz, 166 Qs, 142.0/hr K5ENS
2014-10-26 1905 - 2108Z, 28427 kHz, 312 Qs, 152.3/hr K5ENS
2014-10-26 2109 - 2114Z, 28425 kHz, 11 Qs, 140.4/hr K5ENS
2014-10-26 2147 - 2251Z, 28692 kHz, 118 Qs, 110.2/hr K5ENS
 
CI2LI(VY2LI)   SOSB/10 HP   98,7502014-10-27 16:15:01
Small family emergency pulled me out of the shack from noon Saturday until late
Sunday evening, all but squashing any attempt at a decent score.A shame,
considering the great condx on 10.Shifted gears to a 10M entry on Saturday
morning, so 40M Qs will go in as checklogs.Used the available CI prefix
commemorating the Empress of Ireland sinking (Canada's Titanic).The first time
in many years, using a special prefix in a contest.It was rather fun! May try
it in CW WW. 73,Bill
 
9A5W(@9A1A)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,465,0902014-10-27 16:23:01
On both days in early afternoon hours band was totaly opened for EU causing
huge QRM with splatters.Band was so crowded and could not make any QSY.
Lost a lot LP stations from USA/VE who called me.Sorry OMs.
In late hours when strong EU signals were dissappeared situation was much
better. Any way I had nice rates from USA/VE on both days and from JA in
Saturday morning. On Sunday worked significant smaller No of JA stations.

Thanks to all who called me.
See you in WW leg but in another category.
73, Nikola 9A5W
 
JM1LPN(@JG1ZUY)   M/S HP   5,805,7732014-10-27 16:26:45
10mb was THE MONEY BAND for North America, but it was not as efficient
for Europe this time except on local Sunday evening (07~08 UTC).

We beat our station record for CQ WW SSB with 3500+ QSOs for the
first time in any contest. We also beat the maximum QSO rate
record for M/S of Japan (thanks to R5GA's statistics) around
21UTC on Saturday with 266 QSOs/hour.

Thanks to everyone for working with us, and we hope to see you
again in CW leg with a call sign JA1BPA.

Best 73,

de Icko, JA1BPA

Date Hour Total Running Total
2014-10-25 0 186 186
2014-10-25 1 115 301
2014-10-25 2 101 402
2014-10-25 3 60 462
2014-10-25 4 66 528
2014-10-25 5 41 569
2014-10-25 6 73 642
2014-10-25 7 114 756
2014-10-25 8 140 896
2014-10-25 9 106 1002
2014-10-25 10 54 1056
2014-10-25 11 23 1079
2014-10-25 12 59 1138
2014-10-25 13 79 1217
2014-10-25 14 34 1251
2014-10-25 15 82 1333
2014-10-25 16 51 1384
2014-10-25 17 38 1422
2014-10-25 18 11 1433
2014-10-25 19 24 1457
2014-10-25 20 46 1503
2014-10-25 21 258 1761
2014-10-25 22 151 1912
2014-10-25 23 92 2004
2014-10-26 0 146 2150
2014-10-26 1 130 2280
2014-10-26 2 50 2330
2014-10-26 3 46 2376
2014-10-26 4 40 2416
2014-10-26 5 69 2485
2014-10-26 6 54 2539
2014-10-26 7 122 2661
2014-10-26 8 103 2764
2014-10-26 9 36 2800
2014-10-26 10 61 2861
2014-10-26 11 29 2890
2014-10-26 12 22 2912
2014-10-26 13 49 2961
2014-10-26 14 41 3002
2014-10-26 15 42 3044
2014-10-26 16 26 3070
2014-10-26 17 28 3098
2014-10-26 18 29 3127
2014-10-26 19 22 3149
2014-10-26 20 25 3174
2014-10-26 21 107 3281
2014-10-26 22 164 3445
2014-10-26 23 88 3533
Total All Hours 3533 3533
 
M6W(GØDEZ)   SOAB(A) LP   551,1152014-10-27 16:37:08
Joined in with the fun but slightly disappointed with the overall final score
which was largely due to a poor multiplier count - especially on the low
bands.

I guess phone is not so forgiving with mediocre aerials, and I found time and
time again that I could not crack pileups which I would have done much easier
on CW with the same station.

Highlights being: FH, FY, KL7, JW, KH6, OA, PJ4, S0, S7

Kept the motivation levels high by keeping an eye on the on-line live scoring.

Hopefully condx will remain favourable for the CW leg next month.

FT-1000MP, 100W

10m / 15m Rotary trapped dipole (up 25 feet)
20m / 40m Butternut vertical
80m / 160m Trapped inverted-L (up 30 feet)

73 Dez
G3WW / G0DEZ
 
EA8/LY2IJ(@EA8DBM)   SOAB HP   5,425,4342014-10-27 16:37:56
My big thanks go to Alex LY3UM / EA8DBM who made this operation possible!

Equipement - R9 vertical + K3 + Acom1000

QSL - via LoTW and buro
 
NN4RB   SOAB Classic LP   25,1752014-10-27 16:40:04
Worked twice - once on Friday night and the other on Saturday night. Busy
putting roof on deck and not hamming. However, I used N1MM+ and voice macros
for the first time and went several contacts without speaking. Almost as
automatic as RTTY except having to enter the call. Had fun.

Rick
NN4RB
 
UW7LL   SOAB(A) HP   7,301,0562014-10-27 16:56:14
few photos and statistic:

http://dxer.com.ua/en/contests/2014/99-cqwwssb2014
 
4O3A   M/S HP   18,182,5442014-10-27 16:56:53
This long planned Estonian-Balkan MS operation was extensively prepared for.
Ranko and his team was working on site for months putting up towers and
antennas and building automation. Strategy and operating schedule was carefully
designed over e-mail. Still it came down to finalizing the last RF connections
and logging program configuration in the last 15 minutes before the contests so
we got into the air without any rest or testing before the start as it always
happens for some reason.

It is most remarkable that despite most of the brand new automation desgined
and built just before the contest never got tested in multi op environment
before, it worked flawlessly. What failed us was the good old mechanics and due
to heavy wind we lost the ability to turn and track 3 towers out of 4. That
meant constantly sending people out to turn the towers manually and checking
directions. Thus our ability to effectively chase the multipliers was greatly
reduced and it cost us at least 50 multipliers and 1 mio points.

Other than that the 7 station set up worked fabulously employing new 4O3A SSC
XL station controllers networked over LAN controlling antenna selection,
interlock, switching, etc. Those controllers are taking the station control to
a totally new level of flexibility and greatly reducing the amount of cables on
the station floor. Also used first time were the reversible switch RS3000
allowing inband S&P stations switch antennas between each other or with RUN
station with a push of a button and 1A2R which is a smart little box enabling
you to share one amplifier very efficiently between two radios using different
antennas.

As it appeared, TM6M EU record was not reachable even if we had had no
technical issues and had done everything right. So we concentrated on epic
battle with EI7M and were very happy to able to sustain our lead in Sunday
evening when the US propagation run out. All the technical issues will be
resolved and several enhancements carried out for the CW contest now where we
intend to take another shot on TM6M records.

Among the contest highlights I was advised to bring out Braco E77DX rushing
into the shack with a working chainsaw with an obvious attempt to chop the
multiplier operator. Luckily the Obosnik chainsaw massacre was avoided by the
mult guy having seen it coming and escaped his seat.

rate sheet and zones/dxcc count below. GZ5Y is missing from mults and score
above as was not recognized by country file.

73
Tonno
ES5TV

4O3A
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |Total|
------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 26 | 39 | 179 | | | | 244 |
| 01 | 10 | 13 | 176 | | | | 199 |
| 02 | 7 | 2 | 191 | | | | 200 |
| 03 | 5 | 240 | 6 | | | | 251 |
| 04 | 1 | 107 | 93 | 30 | | | 231 |
| 05 | | 2 | 118 | 82 | 14 | 18 | 234 |
| 06 | | | | 128 | 94 | 18 | 240 |
| 07 | | | | 5 | 210 | 27 | 242 |
| 08 | | | | 1 | 185 | 13 | 199 |
| 09 | | | | 6 | 171 | 15 | 192 |
| 10 | | | | 1 | 131 | 10 | 142 |
| 11 | | | | 2 | 66 | 102 | 170 |
| 12 | | | | 1 | 6 | 245 | 252 |
| 13 | | | | 5 | 7 | 244 | 256 |
| 14 | | | | 3 | 6 | 317 | 326 |
| 15 | | 1 | 6 | 2 | 2 | 216 | 227 |
| 16 | | | 4 | 6 | | 244 | 254 |
| 17 | | | | 4 | 243 | 47 | 294 |
| 18 | | 2 | 2 | 3 | 281 | | 288 |
| 19 | | | 4 | 212 | 69 | | 285 |
| 20 | 1 | 3 | | 283 | | | 287 |
| 21 | 5 | | 1 | 163 | | | 169 |
| 22 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 119 | | | 122 |
| 23 | | 3 | 2 | 172 | | | 177 |
| 00 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 136 | | | 140 |
| 01 | 3 | 1 | 214 | 3 | | | 221 |
| 02 | 2 | | 162 | 4 | | | 168 |
| 03 | 4 | 2 | 172 | 1 | | | 179 |
| 04 | 1 | 2 | 160 | 3 | | | 166 |
| 05 | 2 | 66 | | 133 | 3 | 3 | 207 |
| 06 | | | | 165 | 1 | 5 | 171 |
| 07 | | | | | 1 | 212 | 213 |
| 08 | | | | 1 | 147 | 8 | 156 |
| 09 | | | | 97 | 88 | 1 | 186 |
| 10 | | | | 169 | 1 | 55 | 225 |
| 11 | | | | 1 | 1 | 189 | 191 |
| 12 | | | | | 46 | 73 | 119 |
| 13 | | | | 1 | 2 | 253 | 256 |
| 14 | | | | | 1 | 221 | 222 |
| 15 | | | | 1 | 2 | 231 | 234 |
| 16 | | | | 1 | 39 | 122 | 162 |
| 17 | | 1 | | | 216 | | 217 |
| 18 | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 186 | | 189 |
| 19 | 1 | | 3 | 20 | 95 | | 119 |
| 20 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 154 | 2 | 1 | 164 |
| 21 | 1 | 3 | 133 | 51 | | | 188 |
| 22 | 1 | 2 | 227 | | | | 230 |
| 23 | 109 | 42 | 26 | | | | 177 |
------------------------------------------------
| | 184 | 536 |1885 |2170 |2316 |2890 |9981 |

Worked zones

| 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
01 | | | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 9
02 | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 10
03 | | 1 | 34 | 34 | 67 | 98 | 234
04 | 1 | 16 | 244 | 248 | 221 | 490 | 1220
05 | 2 | 68 | 449 | 534 | 365 | 619 | 2037
06 | | | 2 | 1 | 2 | 11 | 16
07 | | | 2 | 7 | 7 | 8 | 24
08 | 2 | 4 | 21 | 32 | 24 | 33 | 116
09 | 3 | 4 | 16 | 19 | 14 | 13 | 69
10 | | | 1 | 5 | 3 | 2 | 11
11 | | | 12 | 41 | 43 | 59 | 155
12 | | | 3 | 11 | 6 | 14 | 34
13 | | | 6 | 18 | 19 | 38 | 81
14 | 56 | 176 | 417 | 514 | 597 | 543 | 2303
15 | 72 | 165 | 273 | 281 | 309 | 287 | 1387
16 | 12 | 40 | 168 | 130 | 191 | 213 | 754
17 | 3 | 2 | 20 | 25 | 49 | 50 | 149
18 | 2 | 1 | 14 | 12 | 36 | 35 | 100
19 | | | 1 | 1 | 9 | 5 | 16
20 | 11 | 26 | 45 | 52 | 37 | 49 | 220
21 | 3 | 7 | 12 | 13 | 10 | 20 | 65
22 | | | | 1 | 1 | 4 | 6
23 | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 4 | 10
24 | | 1 | 12 | 5 | 20 | 22 | 60
25 | | 1 | 29 | 26 | 173 | 94 | 323
26 | | | 2 | 3 | 4 | 7 | 16
27 | | 1 | 4 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 20
28 | | | 2 | 5 | 6 | 17 | 30
29 | | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 2 | 8
30 | | | 2 | 35 | 5 | 13 | 55
31 | | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 5
32 | | 1 | 1 | 18 | 3 | 3 | 26
33 | 4 | 8 | 10 | 18 | 18 | 24 | 82
34 | | | | | | |
35 | | | | | | 1 | 1
36 | | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 7
37 | | | 1 | | 2 | 2 | 5
38 | | | 3 | 6 | 5 | 20 | 34
39 | | | 1 | 3 | 3 | 5 | 12
40 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 9
======================================================
| 172 | 526 | 1815 | 2116 | 2269 | 2821 | 9719

Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=============================================================
1A | EU | | | | | | |
1S | AS | | | | | | |
3A | EU | | | | | | 1 | 1
3B6 | AF | | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | | | 1 | 2 | 3
3B9 | AF | | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | | | | 1 | 1
3D2/c | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | | | | |
3V | AF | | | | | | |
3W | AS | | | | | | |
3X | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | | |
4J | AS | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 6
4L | AS | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 8
4O | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
4S | AS | | | | | | |
4U1I | EU | | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
4W | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
4X | AS | | 1 | 2 | 5 | 4 | 14 | 26
5A | AF | | | | | | |
5B | AS | 2 | 2 | 5 | 6 | 4 | 7 | 26
5H | AF | | | | | | |
5N | AF | | | | | | |
5R | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
5T | AF | | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | | | | |
5X | AF | | | | | | |
5Z | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
6W | AF | | | | | | |
6Y | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
7O | AS | | | | | | |
7P | AF | | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | | |
7X | AF | | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 3
8P | NA | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 6
8Q | AS | | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
9A | EU | 3 | 9 | 15 | 12 | 11 | 16 | 66
9G | AF | | | | | | |
9H | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
9J | AF | | | | | | |
9K | AS | 1 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 13
9L | AF | | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
9M6 | OC | | | | | | |
9N | AS | | | | | | |
9Q | AF | | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | | | | 1 | 1
9X | AF | | | | | | |
9Y | SA | | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
A2 | AF | | | | | | |
A3 | OC | | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | | | | | |
A5 | AS | | | | | | |
A6 | AS | | 1 | 3 | 3 | 1 | 5 | 13
A7 | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 10
A9 | AS | | | | | | 2 | 2
AP | AS | | | | | | 1 | 1
BS7 | AS | | | | | | |
BV | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 6
BV9P | AS | | | | | | |
BY | AS | | 1 | 11 | 2 | 19 | 20 | 53
C2 | OC | | | | | | |
C3 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
C5 | AF | | | | | | |
C6 | NA | | | 2 | | | 1 | 3
C9 | AF | | | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 3
CE | SA | | | 6 | 10 | 6 | 16 | 38
CE0X | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
CM | NA | | | 2 | 5 | 3 | 3 | 13
CN | AF | 4 | 3 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 22
CP | SA | | | | | | |
CT | EU | 1 | 2 | 8 | 13 | 14 | 24 | 62
CT3 | AF | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 4 | 3 | 11
CU | EU | | | 3 | 4 | 1 | 2 | 10
CX | SA | | | | 2 | 4 | 5 | 11
CY0 | NA | | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | | | |
D4 | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
D6 | AF | | | | | | |
DL | EU | 16 | 74 | 139 | 181 | 203 | 62 | 675
DU | OC | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 7
E3 | AF | | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
E6 | OC | | | | | | |
E7 | EU | 1 | 2 | 4 | 6 | 2 | 4 | 19
EA | EU | 4 | 16 | 46 | 75 | 71 | 91 | 303
EA6 | EU | 1 | 2 | 4 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 19
EA8 | AF | | 1 | 3 | 8 | 9 | 12 | 33
EA9 | AF | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 8
EI | EU | 3 | 5 | 9 | 7 | 5 | 23 | 52
EK | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
EL | AF | | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | | |
ER | EU | 1 | 3 | 6 | 2 | 1 | | 13
ES | EU | 1 | 2 | 6 | 5 | 12 | 12 | 38
ET | AF | | | | | | |
EU | EU | 2 | 7 | 13 | 11 | 16 | 7 | 56
EX | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
EY | AS | | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 5
EZ | AS | | | | | | |
F | EU | 10 | 14 | 38 | 40 | 60 | 22 | 184
FG | NA | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
FH | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
FJ | NA | | | | | | |
FK | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
FK/c | OC | | | | | | |
FM | NA | | | 3 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 9
FO | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
FO/a | OC | | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | | | |
FR | AF | | | | 1 | | 1 | 2
FS | NA | | | | | | |
FT/g | AF | | | | | | |
FT/j | AF | | | | | | |
FT/t | AF | | | | | | |
FT/w | AF | | | | | | |
FT/x | AF | | | | | | |
FT/z | AF | | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | 1 | | 1
FY | SA | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
G | EU | 3 | 16 | 58 | 44 | 68 | 148 | 337
GD | EU | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 10
GI | EU | | 1 | 4 | 2 | 3 | 18 | 28
GJ | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 7
GM/s | EU | | | | | | |
GM | EU | 3 | 4 | 10 | 3 | 11 | 30 | 61
GU | EU | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
GW | EU | 1 | 1 | 6 | 1 | 5 | 10 | 24
H4 | OC | | | | | | |
H40 | OC | | | | | | |
HA | EU | 8 | 12 | 15 | 9 | 6 | 7 | 57
HB | EU | 1 | 4 | 8 | 17 | 12 | 4 | 46
HB0 | EU | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
HC | SA | | | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 6
HC8 | SA | | | | | | |
HH | NA | | | | | | |
HI | NA | | | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 7
HK | SA | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 11
HK0/a | NA | | | | | | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | | |
HL | AS | | | 1 | | 7 | 2 | 10
HP | NA | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4
HR | NA | | | | 1 | | 1 | 2
HS | AS | | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 11
HV | EU | | | | | | |
HZ | AS | | | 2 | 1 | 3 | 4 | 10
I | EU | 14 | 35 | 62 | 84 | 93 | 67 | 355
IG9 | AF | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 8
IS | EU | 1 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 10
IT9 | EU | 1 | 3 | 9 | 16 | 10 | 9 | 48
J2 | AF | | | | | | |
J3 | NA | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
J5 | AF | | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 4
J7 | NA | | | 1 | 3 | | 1 | 5
J8 | NA | | | | | | |
JA | AS | | 1 | 28 | 26 | 166 | 93 | 314
JD/m | OC | | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | | |
JT | AS | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 6
JW | EU | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
JW/b | EU | | | | | | |
JX | EU | | | | | | |
JY | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
K | NA | 2 | 78 | 697 | 764 | 599 | 1141 | 3281
KG4 | NA | | | | | | |
KH0 | OC | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 6
KH1 | OC | | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 6
KH3 | OC | | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 5
KH7K | OC | | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
KH8/s | OC | | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | | |
KL | NA | | | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 8
KP1 | NA | | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | 1 | 1 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 14
KP4 | NA | | | 3 | 7 | 6 | 9 | 25
KP5 | NA | | | | | | |
LA | EU | 1 | 1 | 18 | 5 | 16 | 27 | 68
LU | SA | | | 6 | 19 | 15 | 34 | 74
LX | EU | 2 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 2 | 17
LY | EU | 4 | 8 | 10 | 10 | 18 | 7 | 57
LZ | EU | 2 | 2 | 6 | 7 | 5 | 5 | 27
OA | SA | | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 5
OD | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 4
OE | EU | 1 | 4 | 11 | 10 | 7 | 4 | 37
OH | EU | 4 | 13 | 21 | 16 | 32 | 61 | 147
OH0 | EU | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 16
OJ0 | EU | | | | | | |
OK | EU | 10 | 19 | 29 | 19 | 23 | 16 | 116
OM | EU | 2 | 10 | 9 | 12 | 5 | 9 | 47
ON | EU | 2 | 8 | 16 | 38 | 26 | 10 | 100
OX | NA | | | | | | |
OY | EU | | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 4
OZ | EU | 3 | 4 | 8 | 12 | 23 | 11 | 61
P2 | OC | | | | | | |
P4 | SA | | 1 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 3 | 13
P5 | AS | | | | | | |
PA | EU | 1 | 12 | 26 | 52 | 43 | 23 | 157
PJ2 | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
PJ4 | SA | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 11
PJ5 | NA | | | | | | 1 | 1
PJ7 | NA | | | | | | |
PY | SA | | | 13 | 43 | 41 | 56 | 153
PY0F | SA | | | | | | |
PY0S | SA | | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | | | | | 1 | 1
R1FJ | EU | | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
S2 | AS | | | | | | |
S5 | EU | 3 | 16 | 18 | 19 | 23 | 20 | 99
S7 | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
S9 | AF | | | | | | |
SM | EU | 5 | 7 | 22 | 16 | 31 | 42 | 123
SP | EU | 9 | 19 | 45 | 45 | 43 | 20 | 181
ST | AF | | | | | | |
SU | AF | | | | | | |
SV | EU | 3 | 4 | 8 | 5 | 8 | 4 | 32
SV/a | EU | | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
SV9 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 9
T2 | OC | | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | | |
T7 | EU | | | | | | |
T8 | OC | | | | | 1 | | 1
TA | AS | 1 | 1 | 7 | 8 | 5 | 6 | 28
TA1 | EU | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 9
TF | EU | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 7
TG | NA | | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 5
TI | NA | | | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 8
TI9 | NA | | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | | |
TK | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
TL | AF | | | | | | |
TN | AF | | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | | | |
TT | AF | | | | | | |
TU | AF | | | | | | |
TY | AF | | | | | | |
TZ | AF | | | | | | |
UA | EU | 7 | 18 | 96 | 76 | 118 | 193 | 508
UA2 | EU | 1 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 12
UA9 | AS | 3 | 2 | 36 | 31 | 80 | 73 | 225
UK | AS | | | | 1 | | 2 | 3
UN | AS | 1 | 1 | 3 | 4 | 10 | 16 | 35
UR | EU | 4 | 12 | 56 | 42 | 62 | 18 | 194
V2 | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
V3 | NA | | | | | | 1 | 1
V4 | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
V5 | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
V6 | OC | | | | | | |
V7 | OC | | | | | | |
V8 | OC | | | | | | |
VE | NA | 1 | 8 | 52 | 72 | 62 | 89 | 284
VK | OC | | | 1 | 35 | 4 | 13 | 53
VK0H | AF | | | | | | |
VK0M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9C | OC | | | | | | |
VK9L | OC | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
VK9M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9N | OC | | | | | | |
VK9W | OC | | | | | | |
VK9X | OC | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
VP2E | NA | | | | | | |
VP2M | NA | | | | | | |
VP2V | NA | | | | | | |
VP5 | NA | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 9
VP6 | OC | | | | | | |
VP6/d | OC | | | | | | |
VP8 | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/g | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/o | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 5
VQ9 | AF | | | | | | |
VR | AS | | | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 3
VU | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 4 | 6
VU4 | AS | | | | | | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | | |
XE | NA | | | 2 | 1 | 2 | 11 | 16
XF4 | NA | | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | | |
XU | AS | | | | | | |
XW | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
XX9 | AS | | | | 1 | | 1 | 2
XZ | AS | | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | | | | 2 | 2
YB | OC | | | 1 | 3 | 5 | 15 | 24
YI | AS | | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | | |
YL | EU | 1 | 2 | 4 | 6 | 14 | 12 | 39
YN | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
YO | EU | 1 | 13 | 12 | 16 | 4 | 7 | 53
YS | NA | | | | | | 1 | 1
YU | EU | 3 | 7 | 13 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 53
YV | SA | | | 6 | 6 | 7 | 3 | 22
YV0 | NA | | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | | |
Z3 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 7
Z6 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
Z8 | AF | | | | | | |
ZA | EU | | | | | | |
ZB | EU | | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | | | |
ZD7 | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
ZD8 | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
ZD9 | AF | | | | | | |
ZF | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
ZK3 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | 1 | 1 | 14 | 1 | 1 | 18
ZL7 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | | | 1 | 3 | 3 | 7
ZS | AF | | | 2 | 5 | 4 | 19 | 30
ZS8 | AF | | | | | | |
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AG4W   SOSB/40 HP   80,9842014-10-27 16:57:09
FT-5000D, SB220, 3 element parasitic 40M vertical array, 2 beverages
Had to cancel operating at NQ4I for this weekend due to family medical issues
during the day so decided to operate 40M at night. I made some modifications to
the 2 beverages to get coverage to the SW and SE. I was pleased to see how many
VK stations were in the contest on 40M this year. It seemed like when I tried
to run stations I worked a lot of US stations that must of needed zone 4. I
seemed to have better luck looking for the weak DX stations.
 
W4VIC   SOAB(A) HP   254,1802014-10-27 17:11:06
Bad timing -- out of town trip. 80M antenna must be repaired.

Thanks for the Qs. 73, Vic, W4VIC
 
W7SLS   SOAB HP   10,1522014-10-27 17:11:36
A great weekend, in spite of solar flares
 
KI4EEY   SOAB LP   4,1362014-10-27 17:14:01
Just a part time effort with a cranky antenna that needs some work. But I still
had to see how bad it was. Working the US Virgin Island, Hawaii, Morocco and
the Balearic Islands were the best. Hope we have a good score.
 
N2PP   SOSB/20 HP   485,3762014-10-27 17:24:06
Had fun running three SOSB entries at the W2FU station with NW2K (15 meters) and
W2GN (10 meters). We were all amazed by the amazing HF conditions and
intermittent signal blackouts. Welcome Charlie (W2GN) to the W2FU team.

Thanks to all the great ops around the world for making this such a great
event!
 
K2LE   M/2 HP   8,599,2542014-10-27 17:42:01
Without the full complement of antennas, our team did remarkably well.
KS2G turned on his "motormouth" magic - we NEVER had 2000+ QSOs on
ANY band, any contest, in many years of contesting.
It was great fun -tnx

Andy K2LE/1
 
N4FNB   SOAB(A) HP   1,243,3462014-10-27 17:49:19
Great band conditions. Truly a world wide contest. Worked all zones except 35,
never found one!

Flex 5000A with Heil PR40 into an Alpha 9500 with a Force 12 Delta SLX at 50
feet. Used 4 monitors with N1MM great software, with WaveNode monitoring power.
Ran S&P for entire contest, just click and call, never had a problem being
heard. If I could hear them, I worked them. In some contest I like to operate
the old way, in this one I really enjoy running assisted. Glad there are
different classes allowing all types of operation.
 
N4CW(@N3ND)   SOSB/10 HP   50,3252014-10-27 17:50:55
Thanks to Dan, N3ND, for the use of his fine station. Too many obligations to
spend more time in the contest. It was fun while it lasted! 73
 
W3BW   SOAB(A) HP   58,3112014-10-27 17:55:19
Operated remote to MD station from Princeton, NJ. Busy weekend, little time for
the contest.
 
NA5NN(N5BO)   SOSB/10 HP   1,123,1052014-10-27 18:01:25
Was originally planning to operate my normal SOAB LP, but decided on single band
10M since this might be one of the last chances with this propagation for awhile
and 10M has always been my best band in the all band category.

Friday night started out really slow, it was mostly S&P with a few small
efforts to CQ that resulted in very few callers. I never heard anything out of
Asia besides JA on the first night, so I called it a night and hoped for better
on Saturday.

Saturday morning I started out S&P working my way up the band until I found
a clear spot way up the band, it probably took me an hour to do this since every
station was needed. Thankfully with band conditions like this you can still
work 2 sometimes 3 Q's a minute while S&P. Obviously there is a big
difference between using low power like I normally do when compared to high
power, but I still made it a point to not get involved in pileups when I came
across them, if a couple of calls go unanswered I just make notes and try again
later. I mostly ran stations from 1300z until 1700z when I started looking to
SA/Carib with almost all S&P until 2100z when JA's started, looking back I
probably should of stayed with EU a little longer, but there was Sunday morning
to work more of them. Asia was so much better with fair results while CQing and
some really good finds when S&P. Band went flat again at 0130z

Sunday, again first hour spent S&P finding new stations until I found a
spot that actually wasn't very high up the band. I mostly ran stations for 4
hours straight, but made good use of 2nd RX to find new ones between CQ's since
it was hit, or miss at times with callers. I mostly S&P again around 1700z
because callers had slowed for the most part and there were still a ton of EU
runners that I needed to work before it was too late. Found a huge pileup that
ended up being XP3A, I called longer than I had for any other station in the
contest before moving on and returned later when the pileup was
"better". I stayed with EU until around 1945z when I started looking
SA until 2130z when the JA's started again. At one point ZK3E showed up on my
freq so I ended up giving it up to him since it was slim pickings for me.

Looking at the rate graph it shows I peaked out around 260 Q's an hour for a
bit dropping to 230, but after that I would say a good average was around 160
to 180 during my best times. I believe my time was split good between running
and S&P, along with the use of the 2nd RX during the slow periods during
CQing I was still able to stay busy during both days before looking to
SA....although I did lose my freq a few times when switching VFO's!

Thanks to 3B8, TF, BX, FG, TG, GZ5, 3D2, 4W, and ZS who called me for the mults
because I never heard any of these CQing. I heard FO calling somebody late
Sunday, but my effort to gain his attention lower in freq did not work, never
heard him again. I ran across a few small pileups that I couldn't hear the
other end so I'm guessing it was something closer in to CA, or Carib.
 
W2VM   SOAB LP   201,3442014-10-27 18:14:32
Rig: Yaesu FTdx3000
Ants: G5RV Traffie HX-5Bi Hexbeam
Log: N1MM+
Band Conditions were outstanding!! Lots of fun!
Thanks for the QSOs

73,
Craig,W2VM
 
VE3JM   SOAB HP   771,9702014-10-27 18:16:15
Two hours into the contest I experienced issues with the 80 meters 4-square. I
was not in a mood to continue. Spent few hours in the morning on 10 since the
band was so good.
 
NJ4F   SOAB Classic HP   75,8162014-10-27 18:20:41
7800, Alpha 9500, SteppIR beam/vertical, N1MM
 
VC2T(@VE2TZT)   M/S HP   10,126,8302014-10-27 18:24:03
Nice Radio WE with friends and a very good cook among us.
station : 2 K3, 1 MKV
antennas :
1 X DB42 at 22m, 1 X Spidder beam at 12m
2 X 40m/15m dipoles in trees, 1 X 20m dipole in trees
 
K1BG   SOAB(A) HP   3,347,4872014-10-27 18:30:36
I decided to turn some points in to the YCCC effort while trying to juggle other
weekend activities. I had a complete blast and still managed to have breakfast
with the Nashoba Valley ARC gang on Saturday, play softball on Sunday morning,
and watch most of the Pats game on Sunday afternoon. And I got some sleep in
both nights.

Station: FT1000MP, AL-1200
160: T-Top Verticle
80: Invverted V, Apex at 108 ft.
40: Invered V, Apex at 106 ft., Dipole at 40 ft.
20: 20-4CD @ 110 ft
15: 15-4CD @ 78 ft
10: 10-4CD @ 83 ft
 
VE3RA   SOAB(A) HP   6,942,7202014-10-27 18:40:17
SO2R for the first 6 hours. Then my setup failed, amplifier failed. Good bye
Alpha.
Excellent conditions. Nice to meet so many friends, doing this strange thing
:)
See you next time.
 
K3TN   SOAB Classic HP   132,2972014-10-27 18:56:37
Just dinking around giving out the rare Zone 5 mult to the deserving under
phenomenal conditions. Asian stations on 15M Saturday evening were just
incredibly loud.
 
NK7U   M/M HP   8,465,0932014-10-27 19:03:00
A sort of impromptu 4 radio M/M so everyone could get as much op time as they
wanted. Lots of good runs and interesting condx to go around. Great to have
KU1CW join the team from the Portland area. Experienced CW op WJ9B even
enjoyed his *first* SSB multi op contest!

It seemed to me that the usual differences in propagation between the boys in
WWA (K7RL, W7WA, W7VJ etc), the big gun in MT (N9RV), and Baker was more
dramatic this year. When it was good it was REAL good... but when it was
bad... it was normal W7.

We got the last radio setup and working with a few minutes to spare. A quick
change of software on 4 computers was a snap, with only a few hiccups that were
eventually solved. It wouldn't be a contest without a last minute scramble to
get things going! Funny how computers are always the hardest part of this
hobby.

Thanks to Joe and Sharon for hosting again. Their hospitality is certainly
second to none!

Thanks to everyone for the QSO's. It is always fun saying hi to friends on the
air in the heat of the battle!
-Chris KL9A


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

CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: NK7U
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: UNLIMITED
OPERATORS: NK7U, KL9A, KU1CW, WJ9B, K7MK

--> TX7G has an unknown country prefix.
--> TX7G has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO0X has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 6 76 103 32 217 217 4.4
0100 0 0 0 67 132 26 225 442 9.0
0200 0 0 2 48 92 13 155 597 12.2
0300 1 0 20 50 54 0 125 722 14.7
0400 0 7 41 47 0 0 95 817 16.7
0500 1 9 11 14 0 0 35 852 17.4
0600 4 9 23 7 0 0 43 895 18.3
0700 0 5 15 1 0 0 21 916 18.7
0800 2 7 40 0 0 0 49 965 19.7
0900 0 9 19 0 0 0 28 993 20.3
1000 0 8 11 1 0 0 20 1013 20.7
1100 0 24 69 0 0 0 93 1106 22.6
1200 0 51 40 0 0 0 91 1197 24.4
1300 0 5 52 2 4 0 63 1260 25.7
1400 0 3 26 61 40 2 132 1392 28.4
1500 0 0 16 33 179 28 256 1648 33.6
1600 0 0 0 16 131 121 268 1916 39.1
1700 0 0 0 1 53 69 123 2039 41.6
1800 0 0 0 2 57 35 94 2133 43.5
1900 0 0 0 15 26 53 94 2227 45.4
2000 0 0 0 8 28 48 84 2311 47.2
2100 0 0 0 0 20 49 69 2380 48.6
2200 0 0 0 13 20 43 76 2456 50.1
2300 0 0 0 31 71 110 212 2668 54.4
0000 0 0 8 18 85 95 206 2874 58.7
0100 0 0 2 14 56 47 119 2993 61.1
0200 0 0 2 52 71 0 125 3118 63.6
0300 0 0 29 60 9 0 98 3216 65.6
0400 2 0 50 52 0 0 104 3320 67.8
0500 2 4 12 3 0 0 21 3341 68.2
0600 4 19 18 3 0 0 44 3385 69.1
0700 1 2 15 0 0 0 18 3403 69.4
0800 0 6 40 0 0 0 46 3449 70.4
0900 0 2 38 0 0 0 40 3489 71.2
1000 1 5 42 0 0 0 48 3537 72.2
1100 0 13 26 0 0 0 39 3576 73.0
1200 0 18 20 0 0 0 38 3614 73.8
1300 0 1 20 4 0 0 25 3639 74.3
1400 0 1 15 26 21 7 70 3709 75.7
1500 0 0 0 21 61 22 104 3813 77.8
1600 0 0 0 90 143 34 267 4080 83.3
1700 0 0 0 33 84 54 171 4251 86.8
1800 0 0 0 20 59 66 145 4396 89.7
1900 0 0 0 14 48 62 124 4520 92.2
2000 0 0 0 11 34 9 54 4574 93.3
2100 0 0 0 27 47 62 136 4710 96.1
2200 0 0 0 18 42 55 115 4825 98.5
2300 0 0 0 4 47 24 75 4900 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 18 208 728 963 1817 1166 4900

Gross QSOs=4985 Dupes=85 Net QSOs=4900

Unique callsigns worked = 3633

The best 60 minute rate was 290/hour from 1543 to 1642
The best 30 minute rate was 304/hour from 1611 to 1640
The best 10 minute rate was 354/hour from 1624 to 1633

The best 1 minute rates were:
10 QSOs/minute 1 times.
9 QSOs/minute 3 times.
8 QSOs/minute 9 times.
7 QSOs/minute 35 times.
6 QSOs/minute 54 times.
5 QSOs/minute 112 times.
4 QSOs/minute 199 times.
3 QSOs/minute 354 times.
2 QSOs/minute 503 times.
1 QSOs/minute 798 times.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 15 108 210 228 321 194 1076 22.0
South America 2 10 27 74 52 156 321 6.6
Europe 0 1 98 432 822 371 1724 35.2
Asia 0 80 337 178 558 375 1528 31.2
Africa 0 0 11 23 22 25 81 1.7
Oceania 1 9 45 27 40 45 167 3.4
??? 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 18 208 728 963 1817 1166 4900

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 38
4 1163
5 1497
6 2139
7 5
8 37
9 14
10 7

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
4L 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
4O 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
4W 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0.1
5B 0 0 2 4 2 1 9 0.2
5R 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
5W 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.1
6Y 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
8P 0 1 1 2 1 2 7 0.1
8R 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
9A 0 0 4 8 14 9 35 0.7
9K 0 0 1 3 2 0 6 0.1
9M2 0 0 0 1 2 4 7 0.1
9M6 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 0.1
9V 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
A6 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
A7 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
BV 0 0 1 0 3 2 6 0.1
BY 0 0 6 5 30 33 74 1.5
C3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
C6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
C9 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
CE 0 0 3 11 4 21 39 0.8
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CM 1 3 2 4 4 4 18 0.4
CN 0 0 3 3 4 3 13 0.3
CT 0 0 1 8 7 13 29 0.6
CT3 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
CU 0 1 1 2 1 2 7 0.1
CX 0 0 1 3 1 6 11 0.2
D4 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
DL 0 0 4 38 158 33 233 4.8
DU 0 0 9 1 7 3 20 0.4
E5/s 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
E7 0 0 2 2 3 3 10 0.2
EA 0 0 5 20 44 63 132 2.7
EA6 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 0.1
EA8 0 0 3 2 7 9 21 0.4
EA9 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.1
EI 0 0 2 6 8 11 27 0.6
ER 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0.1
ES 0 0 0 3 5 0 8 0.2
EU 0 0 1 5 9 1 16 0.3
EX 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
EY 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
F 0 0 3 11 27 33 74 1.5
FM 0 1 1 1 1 3 7 0.1
FO 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FY 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
G 0 0 1 10 49 34 94 1.9
GD 0 0 0 1 3 1 5 0.1
GI 0 0 0 2 3 9 14 0.3
GJ 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
GM 0 0 2 3 10 5 20 0.4
*GM/s 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
GW 0 0 1 2 4 5 12 0.2
HA 0 0 3 7 9 4 23 0.5
HB 0 0 1 4 13 3 21 0.4
HB0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HC 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.1
HI 0 1 1 3 1 1 7 0.1
HK 1 1 1 2 3 2 10 0.2
HL 0 1 2 2 10 8 23 0.5
HP 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
HR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
HS 0 0 1 3 3 6 13 0.3
I 0 0 12 28 58 50 148 3.0
IS 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
*IT9 0 0 1 5 10 12 28 0.6
J3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
J6 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
J7 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
JA 0 78 317 72 444 307 1218 24.9
JT 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
JW 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
K 3 52 118 117 209 76 575 11.7
KG4 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
KH0 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.2
KH2 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.1
KH6 1 6 11 9 6 10 43 0.9
KH8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
KL 1 1 9 12 8 12 43 0.9
KP2 1 1 2 3 3 4 14 0.3
KP4 1 1 3 6 3 10 24 0.5
LA 0 0 1 8 7 3 19 0.4
LU 0 0 5 11 8 33 57 1.2
LX 0 0 1 1 3 3 8 0.2
LY 0 0 3 10 14 1 28 0.6
LZ 0 0 2 3 5 2 12 0.2
OA 0 0 1 2 1 2 6 0.1
OE 0 0 1 4 7 2 14 0.3
OH 0 0 7 19 30 5 61 1.2
OH0 0 0 2 1 2 1 6 0.1
OK 0 0 4 7 25 6 42 0.9
OM 0 0 1 3 7 2 13 0.3
ON 0 0 1 6 21 7 35 0.7
OZ 0 0 1 6 13 2 22 0.4
P4 0 3 3 4 4 4 18 0.4
PA 0 0 1 11 28 10 50 1.0
PJ2 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
PJ4 1 2 2 2 1 1 9 0.2
PY 0 2 6 25 20 71 124 2.5
PZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S5 0 0 5 7 21 7 40 0.8
SM 0 0 3 14 31 6 54 1.1
SP 0 0 1 18 49 6 74 1.5
SV 0 0 0 2 11 2 15 0.3
SV9 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 0.1
T8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 0.1
TF 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 0.1
TG 0 1 0 1 1 2 5 0.1
TI 0 1 1 2 1 3 8 0.2
TK 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
UA 0 0 6 91 32 0 129 2.6
UA2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
UA9 0 1 6 65 37 9 118 2.4
UK 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
UN 0 0 0 7 2 0 9 0.2
UR 0 0 6 29 33 1 69 1.4
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
V3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.0
V4 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0
V8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VE 4 34 59 61 71 46 275 5.6
VK 0 0 7 0 3 5 15 0.3
VK9L 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
VK9X 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VP5 1 2 2 2 1 2 10 0.2
VP9 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
VR 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 0.1
VU 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0.1
XE 1 3 6 4 7 15 36 0.7
XW 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
XX9 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
YB 0 0 11 6 13 8 38 0.8
YL 0 0 0 6 7 0 13 0.3
YN 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
YO 0 0 3 4 9 0 16 0.3
YS 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
YU 0 0 3 6 12 3 24 0.5
YV 0 1 4 6 4 6 21 0.4
Z3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
ZD7 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
ZD8 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
ZF 0 1 0 2 1 1 5 0.1
ZK3 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
ZL 0 0 1 2 2 6 11 0.2
ZL9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
ZP 0 0 0 2 2 4 8 0.2
ZS 0 0 2 12 3 6 23 0.5
??? 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 18 208 728 963 1817 1166 4900

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
25 0 79 319 75 454 315 1242 25.3
14 0 1 29 156 435 248 869 17.7
15 0 0 50 136 278 114 578 11.8
04 3 31 83 74 145 61 397 8.1
05 2 15 43 45 100 52 257 5.2
16 0 0 13 123 78 2 216 4.4
03 2 37 47 51 30 5 172 3.5
11 0 2 6 27 22 75 132 2.7
08 6 14 16 28 19 33 116 2.4
24 0 0 8 5 33 37 83 1.7
09 2 8 11 17 15 18 71 1.4
20 0 0 7 18 37 8 70 1.4
13 0 0 5 14 9 39 67 1.4
28 0 0 13 8 17 19 57 1.2
18 0 0 1 25 27 1 54 1.1
01 1 1 11 15 12 13 53 1.1
17 0 0 0 46 6 0 52 1.1
33 0 1 7 7 16 18 49 1.0
31 1 6 12 10 8 11 48 1.0
12 0 0 3 11 4 21 39 0.8
06 1 3 6 4 7 15 36 0.7
27 0 1 11 4 11 6 33 0.7
19 0 1 5 6 9 8 29 0.6
07 0 4 2 5 5 11 27 0.6
38 0 0 2 12 3 6 23 0.5
32 0 1 1 5 5 9 21 0.4
30 0 1 7 1 4 6 19 0.4
26 0 0 1 4 4 7 16 0.3
21 0 0 1 8 5 0 14 0.3
02 0 2 1 5 2 3 13 0.3
10 0 0 1 4 2 3 10 0.2
40 0 0 1 5 3 0 9 0.2
36 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
23 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.1
39 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.1
22 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0.1
29 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
37 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
35 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
O4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
O3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 18 208 728 963 1817 1166 4900

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2853
2 bands 471
3 bands 187
4 bands 75
5 bands 38
6 bands 9

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

KH7XX T46A KP3Z V26B KL7RA VP5DX
HK1NA PJ4X 6Y4K

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 1 83 359 531 1200 679
 
N5DO   SOAB(A) LP   1,461,4952014-10-27 19:05:00
Great fun to find stations spread on 10 meters to above 29.0!
 
LU7MT   SOAB Classic HP   1,407,2602014-10-27 19:05:43
My first contest SO ALL, very good experience. 12 new countries for me. See you
on the air. LU7MT
 
NA8V   SOAB LP   2,910,6212014-10-27 19:18:56
And what a great ride that was! I wasn't really fired up before the contest, a
combination of station not being ready and knowing what a slug a fone contest
would be - but I also knew the fire would come back one I made a few Q's. It
did.

Interesting conditions to say the least. Sunday for me was better than
Saturday - in fact I made 4 more contacts the second day than the first.
Scandanavian and Baltic stations were rare the first day, better but not good
the second. With all the great skip on the high bands, it was more notable
what wasn't there than what was. No z17 on 10 or 15, missed UR on 20(??) and
on and on.

Stayed up later than I should have the first night (not being well enough
rested before the contest) and slept in 'til after sunrise Sat, first q at
1255z. Played it better the second night. I'm the extra sleep did more good
than harm, felt relatively good on Sunday. I certainly hope everyone that
clamored for the classic category got on and put their full 24 hours in.

Didn't get all my planned improvements done (what else is new?), but did get
the TH6 raised 10ft (which surprisingly seemed to make a notable difference)
and got up a 402ba. Wrong contest to try that one out, eh? - but it seemed to
work well. Didn't notice any ill effects on the TH6, which was a good thing.

10/15/20: TH6 - 77', TH3 - 47' fixed SE
40: 402BA - 88', dipole - 45' se/nw, sloping vert.
80: 2x Inv L NE/SW
160: Inv L, 45' vert.
Rx: 2x Beverages to EU

TS850, IC765 (40 only)
Tr4W

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

CALLSIGN: NA8V
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 5 24 15 44 44 2.3
0100 0 0 9 18 8 0 35 79 4.1
0200 0 0 13 2 22 0 37 116 6.0
0300 2 3 4 20 0 0 29 145 7.5
0400 0 1 25 0 0 0 26 171 8.9
0500 2 13 0 7 0 0 22 193 10.0
0600 0 17 12 0 0 0 29 222 11.5
0700 3 7 11 2 0 0 23 245 12.7
0800 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 253 13.2
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 253 13.2
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 253 13.2
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 253 13.2
1200 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 257 13.4
1300 0 0 0 5 44 20 69 326 17.0
1400 0 0 0 0 0 98 98 424 22.0
1500 0 0 0 0 0 121 121 545 28.3
1600 0 0 0 0 40 11 51 596 31.0
1700 0 0 0 0 0 56 56 652 33.9
1800 0 0 0 12 36 0 48 700 36.4
1900 0 0 0 26 0 34 60 760 39.5
2000 0 0 0 35 8 18 61 821 42.7
2100 0 0 0 0 15 29 44 865 45.0
2200 0 0 3 30 0 12 45 910 47.3
2300 0 0 0 4 12 35 51 961 50.0
0000 0 1 0 8 8 9 26 987 51.3
0100 0 0 0 24 1 0 25 1012 52.6
0200 0 1 7 7 0 0 15 1027 53.4
0300 0 0 8 11 0 0 19 1046 54.4
0400 4 15 4 0 0 0 23 1069 55.6
0500 1 8 2 8 0 0 19 1088 56.6
0600 1 4 1 0 0 0 6 1094 56.9
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1094 56.9
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1094 56.9
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1094 56.9
1000 4 6 0 0 0 0 10 1104 57.4
1100 0 1 6 13 7 0 27 1131 58.8
1200 0 0 1 0 16 34 51 1182 61.5
1300 0 0 0 0 0 118 118 1300 67.6
1400 0 0 0 0 0 137 137 1437 74.7
1500 0 0 0 0 0 140 140 1577 82.0
1600 0 0 0 0 29 4 33 1610 83.7
1700 0 0 0 0 0 84 84 1694 88.1
1800 0 0 0 0 24 26 50 1744 90.7
1900 0 0 0 0 6 23 29 1773 92.2
2000 0 0 0 57 0 0 57 1830 95.2
2100 0 0 0 18 18 9 45 1875 97.5
2200 0 0 0 0 22 10 32 1907 99.2
2300 0 0 5 11 0 0 16 1923 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 17 77 119 327 340 1043 1923

Gross QSOs=1947 Dupes=24 Net QSOs=1923

Unique callsigns worked = 1474

The best 60 minute rate was 168/hour from 1343 to 1442
The best 30 minute rate was 178/hour from 1456 to 1525
The best 10 minute rate was 216/hour from 1516 to 1525

The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 6 times.
4 QSOs/minute 34 times.
3 QSOs/minute 103 times.
2 QSOs/minute 310 times.
1 QSOs/minute 828 times.

There were 72 bandchanges and 1 (0.1%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 13 20 31 62 46 52 224 11.6
South America 3 4 12 41 51 74 185 9.6
Europe 0 48 63 181 190 817 1299 67.6
Asia 0 0 3 24 37 73 137 7.1
Africa 0 4 5 11 11 14 45 2.3
Oceania 0 1 5 8 5 13 33 1.7
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 16 77 119 327 340 1043 1923

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 29
4 648
5 699
6 527
7 2
8 9
9 6
10 3

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
4L 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
4O 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
4X 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
5B 0 0 2 1 1 3 7 0.4
6Y 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
8P 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0.2
9A 0 2 2 5 6 14 29 1.5
9K 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
9Y 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
A7 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.2
A9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
BY 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 0.3
C3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
C6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
CE 0 0 1 5 5 10 21 1.1
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
CM 2 1 2 3 6 2 16 0.8
CN 0 3 3 3 3 3 15 0.8
CT 0 2 3 7 3 9 24 1.2
CT3 0 0 1 1 3 1 6 0.3
CU 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.3
CX 0 0 1 2 2 4 9 0.5
D4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
DL 0 6 4 18 20 177 225 11.7
E7 0 0 0 2 1 5 8 0.4
EA 0 5 6 21 7 43 82 4.3
EA6 0 0 1 2 1 3 7 0.4
EA8 0 0 1 2 2 4 9 0.5
EA9 0 1 0 1 1 2 5 0.3
EI 0 4 3 4 4 12 27 1.4
ER 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
ES 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
EU 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 0.3
EY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
F 0 3 3 15 9 43 73 3.8
FG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
FH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
FM 0 0 2 0 1 2 5 0.3
FR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
FY 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
G 0 5 2 8 10 41 66 3.4
GD 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.1
GI 0 0 0 2 2 7 11 0.6
GJ 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.2
GM 0 2 0 3 2 12 19 1.0
GW 0 1 0 1 1 3 6 0.3
HA 0 1 2 5 7 16 31 1.6
HB 0 1 1 5 3 9 19 1.0
HB0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
HC 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.2
HI 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.2
HK 1 1 1 1 3 1 8 0.4
HL 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
HP 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
HR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
HS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
HZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
I 0 1 9 16 16 91 133 6.9
*IG9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
IS 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
*IT9 0 2 1 4 3 11 21 1.1
J3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
J6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
J7 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
JA 0 0 0 4 26 57 87 4.5
JT 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
JW 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
K 1 1 1 15 1 2 21 1.1
KH0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.2
KH2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
KH6 1 1 1 3 2 6 14 0.7
KL 0 0 1 3 2 0 6 0.3
KP2 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 0.5
KP4 0 1 2 4 3 7 17 0.9
LA 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 0.2
LU 0 0 0 3 8 11 22 1.1
LX 0 2 2 2 1 2 9 0.5
LY 0 0 0 1 6 7 14 0.7
LZ 0 1 1 2 3 8 15 0.8
OA 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.3
OE 0 0 1 4 0 14 19 1.0
OH 0 0 0 4 3 8 15 0.8
OH0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.2
OK 0 3 3 3 5 36 50 2.6
OM 0 0 1 3 2 12 18 0.9
ON 0 1 2 4 4 15 26 1.4
OZ 0 0 0 2 1 4 7 0.4
P4 1 2 2 4 2 4 15 0.8
PA 0 3 2 5 5 28 43 2.2
PJ2 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
PJ4 1 1 1 2 2 1 8 0.4
PY 0 0 3 16 17 32 68 3.5
PZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
S0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
S5 0 0 1 6 16 23 46 2.4
SM 0 0 1 4 4 14 23 1.2
SP 0 1 3 8 12 47 71 3.7
SV 0 0 1 0 2 6 9 0.5
SV9 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.2
TA 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.2
TF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.2
TI 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
TK 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
UA 0 0 1 4 6 19 30 1.6
UA2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
UA9 0 0 1 13 3 1 18 0.9
UN 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
UR 0 0 1 0 5 27 33 1.7
V2 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.2
V3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
VE 7 11 13 23 14 16 84 4.4
VK 0 0 3 2 0 3 8 0.4
VK9L 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
VP5 1 0 1 1 2 2 7 0.4
VP9 0 0 1 2 0 1 4 0.2
XE 0 1 2 2 1 6 12 0.6
YB 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
YL 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 0.2
YN 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3
YO 0 0 1 1 1 14 17 0.9
YS 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
YU 0 0 1 3 4 13 21 1.1
YV 0 0 1 4 3 4 12 0.6
Z3 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.2
*Z6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
ZD8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
ZF 0 1 0 1 2 1 5 0.3
ZL 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0.2
ZP 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.2
ZS 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 17 77 119 327 340 1043 1923

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 0 36 32 105 80 429 682 35.5
15 0 11 26 68 89 307 501 26.1
25 0 0 0 4 26 58 88 4.6
08 5 5 12 14 22 23 81 4.2
11 0 0 3 17 18 34 72 3.7
16 0 0 2 4 12 52 70 3.6
20 0 1 5 5 9 36 56 2.9
09 3 4 6 12 14 13 52 2.7
04 5 6 7 15 7 10 50 2.6
33 0 4 5 7 9 12 37 1.9
13 0 0 1 5 10 15 31 1.6
05 2 2 3 19 2 1 29 1.5
12 0 0 1 5 5 10 21 1.1
03 0 2 4 4 3 7 20 1.0
07 0 2 1 3 6 4 16 0.8
31 0 1 1 3 2 6 14 0.7
06 0 1 2 2 1 6 12 0.6
18 0 0 0 11 0 0 11 0.6
30 0 0 4 3 0 2 9 0.5
21 0 0 0 1 2 6 9 0.5
01 0 0 1 3 3 1 8 0.4
10 0 0 1 1 4 2 8 0.4
02 1 2 1 2 2 0 8 0.4
24 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 0.3
19 0 0 1 0 3 1 5 0.3
27 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 0.3
17 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0.3
39 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.2
32 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0.2
29 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
36 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
38 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
40 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
35 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
28 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
23 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
26 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
------------------------------------------------------
Total 17 77 119 327 340 1043 1923

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1228
2 bands 122
3 bands 67
4 bands 39
5 bands 14
6 bands 4

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

HK1NA PJ4X P40L KP2M

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 5 20 30 155 167 851
 
K1LT   SOAB(A) HP   2,104,8962014-10-27 19:22:41
My only goal this time was to see if the new full-size 80 meter "fat"
vertical works any better than the "cage" of wires around the 160
meter vertical. Since the 160 meter vertical has 75 125-foot radials
and the new 80 meter vertical has only 42 69-foot radials, I had no
expectation of greater performance. But the bandwidth of the "fat"
vertical, made of a HyTower and lots of extra aluminum is much greater
than the "cage" wires, each of which has only about 50 kHz
bandwidth,
scattered in various potentially useful places around the band. I'll
let you know the actual bandwidth when I replace the 300 feet of
ancient RG8 with something less lossy.

My limited operating on 80 meters suggests that the two antennas
perform about the same, but I don't have to mess with the antenna
tuner with the new vertical. I still have to tweak the amplifier when
moving a fair amount.

All operating was point and shoot, except for 30 minutes around 1415Z
on 29.122 MHz when I worked 135 stations by CQing. That must be my
all time fastest batch of QSOs. I hope I didn't annoy anyone. I
worked another 140 people by CQing about 4 hours later, but it took
twice as long. After I worked all the spots I could find, I did some
tuning to find even more multipliers to work.

The surprise multipliers were 3B8HA and FR/DJ7RJ during the second
run. I guess it pays to call CQ, even on phone.

One fun moment was when 4O3A asked me on 40 meters to go to 160
meters. I changed bands, and said "4O3A K1LT", and out of the noise
popped this amazingly copiable signal which said "K1LT 59 15". I
think there was decent 160 meter propagation that nobody was using.

I took some time off Saturday to finish closing the pool and some more
time off Sunday because the weather was so nice and I wanted to do
some antenna work.

DX worked: 3B8, 4L, 4O, 4X, 5B, 5R, 5W, 6Y, 8P, 9A, 9K, 9M6, 9Y, A6,
A7, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, ER, ES, EU, EY, F, FH, FM, FR, FW,
FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GM/s, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HP, HR,
HS, HZ, I, IG9, IS, IT9, J3, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, K, KH0, KH2, KH6,
KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON,
OX, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, SV, SV5, SV9,
T8, TA, TA1, TF, TG, TI, TK, UA, UA2, UA9, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, VE, VK,
VK9L, VK9X, VP5, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YB, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3,
Z6, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK3, ZL, ZP, and ZS which is 152 entities. Heard
but not worked: 9M2, FO, and a couple of other I can't remember.

Equipment: K3, P3, Alpha 8410 with a new bandswitch wafer, tribander
and verticals.
 
K3CCR   M/2 HP   811,3682014-10-27 19:25:29
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care retirement
community in MD at FM18OW. In July we put up an 85-ft. tower on a hill,
with a Skyhawk beam. We have two contest-quality high-power operating
positions. We did a few state QSO parties with the new antenna,
but CQ WW SSB is our first big international contest with it. We are
pleased with the results, and hope to do even better in future tests.
The SFI was up and the high bands were amazing. In particular, we enjoyed
finding rare mults in Asia and the Pacific on 15. Good EU run on 20 Sat.
For details on our station see the K3CCR bio page on QRZ.com or the article
starting on p. 3 in the October 2014 PVRC Newsletter, at www.pvrc.org
 
KP3Z(@NP4Z)   M/2 HP   20,677,6432014-10-27 19:35:29
What a roller coaster of emotion, first very exited by the propagation and then
frustrated for the solar flares. It was amazing to see the bands dead and hear
the stations from south america work stuff that we couldnt hear.

Had a few visits from murphy but in this first attempt at m2 we were very happy
on how things progressed. Lots of stuff to learn from veteran operators and very
valuable input on how to make the station more competitive.

We used gear from Ranko that helped us deal with interference on a station not
made for m2. We are expecting to work on all open issues for the Cw contest and
put on a great show for the big one.


Many thanks to our colegas and friends who joined us from w6 and please work us

on cw!

Best 73's

Felipe
NP4Z
 
OA4O(OZ1AA)   SOAB HP   4,087,0652014-10-27 19:38:36
Thank you to the friendly guys at Radio Club Peruano for the chance to be QRV
from their nice club station.

Big pile up at times, but lots of calling CQ as well when the bands weren't
really open. Also some problems with 59 line noise - sorry if I was not able to
pick up your call.

10 meter is really HOT from down here at 12°S!

Some photos from the OA4O visit uploaded at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/oz1aa/

Great warm up for CQWW CW - I should be QRV from HC-land!


73,

Thomas OZ1AA
--
http://www.cyclingtheglobe.com
 
AB2E   SOAB(A) HP   201,5922014-10-27 19:42:50
Rig: Icom 756 Pro III, Acom 2000A
Antennas: G5RV - 10m, 15m delta loop, 20m delta loop, 40m delta loop, 80m
inverted L, 160m inverted L.

Very limited time due to family commitments, and mostly available at night.
Only had a couple hours on 10m on Sunday morning.

73 Darrell AB2E
 
YN5Z(K7ZO)   SOAB HP   6,900,0702014-10-27 19:51:40
Another YN5Z Field Day contest is in the books. The station is exactly the same
as used in prior all band contests with the exception of a padded desk chair as
an early Christmas present from my son. Sure beats sitting on a wood dining
chair/bed pillow combo all weekend. This probably had a bigger impact on my
score than putting up stacked beams on all the bands! A description of the
station and link to a Vimeo video tour can be found on the YN5Z QRZ.COM page.

Amazingly in 20+ years of contesting this is the first time I have operated
SOAB in CQWW. Last year I operated Assisted class but I cut the packetcluster
cord this year to see how it would go competing in the Big League. (You fill in
your league of choice -- USA Baseball, English Football, etc.) Overall I would
have to say I am pretty satisfied. Due to the outstanding, though variable,
conditions I actually made 900 more QSOs than last year and increased my score
by 400,000 points. I fell just short of 7,000,000 points courtesy of a one hour
power outage during my 20M over the pole run on Saturday night. It hit just as
propagation was peaking to central Asia and those hard to get multipliers.

Some of the interesting story lines follow.

As a Field Day operation I setup and tear down the station each and every time
I operate. This means I have to identify and adapt to the typical Field Day
issues that show up. This year I had a wall wart powering my microKeyer die but
luckily I had a backup plan in place with a cable and plug to power it off the
station power supply. I know the microHam manual says not to do this but this
is Field Day! It seemed to work just fine. I also continue to have an
intermittent display on the front panel of my KPA-500. I sent an e-mail off to
Elecraft and they got right back to me on what has to be one of the busier days
of the year for them -- two days before CQWW. All the setup and dealing with the
issues is a pain but all of that is forgotten when the guns goes off and QSOs
start filling the log.

Once again I decided to start on 15M which I think was the right place to be.
Rates were respectable but not great. After about 30 minutes I finally figured
out that there was a PY just above me that I could not hear. The QRM from him
was slowing my rate and when I figured it out I QSY'd. Monitoring your rate
versus what you think it should be is one of those learned skills. I had this
same issue last year on 10M and could really see the rate impact when I
analyzed my log a couple weeks later. So, this year I was on the lookout for
it, took time to ask people about the quality of my run frequencies, etc

Despite this opening glitch I got off to a much better start this year than
last. Last year I went to 20 and then 40 way too early and ended up spending a
couple hours essentially S&P DXing -- which can happen in Assisted Class.
In hindsight my first 7 hours last year was a disaster. This year I moved to 20
about the same time but then stayed there until the 0500 hour when I finally
went to 40. As a result when I went to bed the first night I was already 550
QSOs ahead of last year -- representing about half of my QSO gains this year
over last. And I actually had about 20 mults more this year than last even
without the benefit of packet.

20M seemed to be in good but not great shape the first night. Though it might
have been great and I just could not tell. The strength of the North America
stations is so overwhelming that the over the pole Asia stations just get
covered up. Looking back at the log there are a few tantalizing QSOs that
suggest the band was open far and wide but the long distance DX could just not
get through. I devised a strategy to deal with this on Saturday night and it
seemed to work wonderfully.

When I went to 40 on Friday night I had the usual experience operating from
here. First, with my 500W and a vertical I stay away from the 7125-7200 mosh
pit. It is just wasted time. Then if I go above 7200 Europeans bug me to
operate split or go down low. If I go below 7125 then North America wants me to
operate split and/or move back up. I can't win for losing! And as much as I
really like the TS-590 not having two full receivers makes it really difficult
to operate split in a controlled and responsible way. So, I just put up with
the inevitable abuse and operate simplex. But, I did have one of my most
memorable contesting experiences on 40M Friday night. I snuck down low, worked
a few European stations and noticed -- wow does this band seem quiet both from
QRM and QRN. It sounded more like 10M on a non-contest weekend than 40M on a
CQWW weekend. So, I found 7068 clear, called CQ, and was rewarded with 45
minutes of the best Europe 40M run I have ever had. (Remember my life as a
contester has been on the US west coast where even with a 4/4 stack on 40 you
can't generate a Europe run -- and here I am with a vertical.) When the run was
finally over as sunrise swept across Europe I had 61 Zone + Country multipliers
which was respectably close to my whole total last year.

One operating strategy change I made this year was to move my sleep period up
an hour. I went to sleep pretty much when Europe sunrise was complete. This
also meant I did not do much low band operating in the North America evening
hours. Instead I then also got up earlier so I could operate about 90 minutes
before our local sunrise and catch North America in their pre-dawn hours. For
the number of low band QSOs and mults I can make this seemed to work pretty
well -- though it also meant if you are in North America and wanted to work me
on the low bands you had to be on really early in the morning.

Saturday pretty much went according to plan with me bouncing back and forth
between 15 and 10 beaming to Europe and North American depending on the time of
day. I have learned, as have many folks operating out this way, that trying the
beam to the US when the US to Europe path is wide open, is just a waste of
time. The key is to wait until that path closes and then the aim your beam at
the North America hordes just looking for someone to work. The flare that hit
during the 1600 hour was definitely felt on air as my signal reports into
Europe dropped dramatically and my CQ's went unanswered. The flare also hit
just as I went to 15M so my first concern was "crap did my 15M antenna
somehow die, I thought it was working just fine before the contest." Based
on when the flare hit this left a hole in my strategy and QSOs around 15M
operating into Europe that I had to recover from on Sunday -- this story is
coming up.

At one point on Saturday afternoon I managed to get my 10M run going on 28300.5
and was rewarded with the two best hours of best rates of the weekend. I still
can't seem to break that magical 300/clock hour barrier though there might be a
best 60 minutes above 300 in there. At a couple of points I noticed the last 10
meter above 500/hour -- that was pretty motivating.

Saturday night I once again moved to 20M as 15M closed down. In the evening I
just aim the Spiderbeam to the North and see what calls in. This was a strategy
I learned from NK7U and it certainly worked last year when I encountered several
hours of an amazing over-the-pole opening. When I jumped on 20 Saturday night
this year I could tell right away I was in for the same experience. After
working a few US stations Western Europe started showing up in the log. Then 30
minutes later Zone 18 and 19 started showing up and I knew the opening would
progress across Asia and Europe as sunrise worked its way west. The challenge I
was still having is giving a chance for those 3 point QSOs and mults to be heard
over the North American stations. A shout out goes to KU8E who told me a JT
station was calling me and was -- but I could not count on that kind of help
all night. So, as those of you that heard me on the air noticed, I decided to
make directional CQs. After 10 or so QSOs I would make 5 CQ's "Europe and
Asia Only" and then carefully count down each QSO on air until it was time
for "Anyone Anywhere". This seemed to work well -- for me at least.
The North American stations stood by patiently and many good mults went into
the log. Unfortunately in the middle of the run the power went out for an hour
-- which in the big scheme of things in YN it is not too bad. I just took a
short nap and if there was one bright side when I turned the radio back on my
prior run frequency was still more or less clear and I was able to starting the
run back up immediately. But, that lost hour probably cost me 200,000 points or
so and, and from the looks of early results that will represent several spots
in the standings.

On Sunday I knew I needed to spend some time on 15M into Europe since the flare
Saturday took out my plans there. So, I went to 15M with the Spiderbeam aimed at
Europe about 45 minutes after sunrise. The result was the absolute worst pileup
I have ever experienced -- and I am starting to be relatively well experienced
on this sort of thing. In hindsight the band was probably not as open as it
needed to be which meant I was not loud enough to control the ridiculous
pileups that resulted. As a comparison the JA pileups can be trying as you know
there are 100+ stations calling with 100W into a dipole antenna and no single
signal stands out. But, at least they are well behaved. This one was terrible.
It was a case of mutually assured destruction -- if a single station could not
make a QSO they would just make sure no one else could as well. The idea of
standing by so that I could pull out a full callsign and make a QSO was not on
their agenda today. Because I was not loud enough I would have to repeat a
callsign three or four times to make sure the station on the other end could
hear I was calling them through all the other callers. At one point I even
contemplated going split but figured I would subject myself to endless wrath on
the contest reflectors. So I and the rest of the pileup suffered through the
inevitable slow QSO rate until the worst offenders were logged and they could
head off down the bands. In the first 30 minutes I made a grand total of 40
QSOs. The rate did pick up from there but it was still never what it should
have been. As a future strategy, if I suspect this condition exists again, I
could spend some time and S&P the major contest stations before calling CQ
to make sure they don't jump into the pileup once I start running.

After the 15M debacle I moved back to spectacle that was 10M this weekend. By
the time I got there it was packed as far as the eye could see. However unlike
40M where I know not to try to fight the 7125-7200 gang I knew I could make
something work in the 28300-28500 space and this would be very important for my
score. So, I managed to wedge my way in on 28318 and stayed there as long as my
bladder would allow -- which was for about 6 1/2 hours and well over 1,000
QSOs. The pileups were endless. At one point while pounding the QSOs in the log
like a robot my mind started wandering - which if you have operated full bore
SOAB you know can start happening on Sunday afternoon. My thought was "why
are all these people still bothering me?" And for some reason I started
thinking I needed translate the classic "G" calls from England into
the newer "M" calls. Luckily I recognized what was going on, downed
my last 5 Hour Energy, and in a few minutes I was back in the groove. About
this time I could tell I was really working the pileups down as the calls were
no longer showing up in the Super Check Partial screens. I have learned from
looking at my past RBN reports that many of my busted calls were in fact in the
SCP database if I paid attention to it. So, I have a habit of double checking
calls that I log that are not in the SCP database. But, by this time there were
just too many of them to do that. And, Writelog was bogged down with my QSO
count to the point where I would be ready to log the QSO before the SCP screen
would update.

That's about it for the stories. If I can ever get a full permanent station
here with more power and antennas that can break pileups to rare mults then
look out - I can move up the standings. There were many many mults that I heard
this weekend while on my mult hunting tours where I could just not break the
pileup. I learned this last year when operating SOAB(A). And if you operate (A)
you better be able to work mults. So, from an overall score strategy my approach
is to maximize QSOs and QSO points --and from the looks of early score postings
I seemed to be doing well on that front. I know this does not maximize score --
but it does maximize fun!

Finally I issue a challenge to the CQWW folks to educate the masses, well maybe
not the masses but part of them, on CQ Zones. I would say 70% of the folks that
called me this weekend who had no idea what their CQ Zone was were in a band of
US States stretching from Louisiana to Alabama. Focus your efforts there.

If you are interested in rate sheets, mult lists, etc send me an e-mail and I
will send them to you.

Scott/K7ZO/YN5Z
 
NØHR   SOAB(A) HP   2,156,2202014-10-27 19:57:52
Mostly, I post these comments so that in the future I can remember what happened
in a given contest and then see what changed and how that impacted my score.
This year, I added a lot of hardware and the result was a drop in score from
3.8M to 2.1M points - ouch!

Spent the past couple months preparing to go to SO2R. This included adding a
K3, Microham micro2R SO2R box, 5B4AQN BPFs, a multiband vertical, and so on. I
also made the leap to N1MM+. My goal was to test some of this out during the
Iowa QSO party, but I was still piecing things together leading up to CQWW.
Lots of last minute scrambling which included N1MM+, making connectors for
micro2R cables, putting together a new desk to support all the new hardware,
and (on Friday) installing a inverted L for 160m.

Once the contest started, I was eager to see how everything would play. During
the second hour I made an attempt to move to 40m. In doing so, I noticed that
the micro2R was acting funny and the PC was losing it's connection to it. I
couldn't push the footswitch and key the K3 (which was the rig connected to the
amp). Really frustrating.

I spent most of the first few hours troubleshooting and trying to limp along.
By about midnight, I realized that I was off to a bad start and went to bed.

Saturday morning, I woke up wondering if I could switch radio 1 (the IC-7600)
vs radio 2 (K3) on the micro2R to at least get going again. That seemed to be
working except when on 40m. On 40m, the micro2R would stay keyed up for a few
seconds after releasing the PTT and the CW light would light up.

I suspected the issue was RFI... added some ferrites in key places, maybe only
marginal improvement. Disconnected the micro2R from the 5B4AQN BPF on the
IC-7600 which was acting strange. That was better. Then, I started moving
cables around on the desk. Bingo! The culprit was the cable going my paddles
which I had placed next to the amp. Once I moved that away from the amp, things
were good. In arranging the things on the desk to look clean/neat, I had setup a
RFI issue or two.

However, by that point, the damage had been done to my score.

Oh well, I guess I can write it off as a learning experience. On a positive
note, my shack has been upgraded.

Station details:
Radio 1: K3
Radio 2: IC-7600
Microham Micro2R
Elecraft 1k-fa
N1MM+
5B4AQN BPFs
10m - 20m: SteppIR 4ele @ 72 ft
40m: XM-240 @ 80 ft
80m: inverted V @ 50 ft, 1/4 sloper
160m: inverted L (installed Friday)
Multiband vertical: 6BTV @ 10 ft

Future improvements to make:
* more ferrites
* more practice (actually use SO2R)
* setup N1MM+ to record QSOs
* another monitor
* better chair
* more radials
 
WW7D   SOAB Classic LP   73,7872014-10-27 20:06:29
Plenty of fun, even though I couldn't devote full time to it. A wind storm on
Saturday evening knocked power out for 26 hours, putting an end to contesting
for the weekend.
 
N2VW   SOAB(A) HP   658,9352014-10-27 20:09:46
Didn't make my modest goal of 1 MEG or 1K Q's despite superb conditions. N1MM+
worked well despite some cockpit errors..

Why? I unthinkingly had a flu shot day before contest. Never bothered me
before. Certainly did this time. Must have been a new mix. However, the air
time was fun.
 
WØAIH   M/M HP   5,832,9152014-10-27 20:42:18
We started out with six operators for the first day. Paul says he does not
count as he only worked a few stations on 160, but hey he built the place!

Sunday we were down to two. Scott, NE9U and I(John, K0TG). So Scott and I
worked 10 & 15 for the EU run, then I went up to 20 and Scott bopped
between 10 & 15 that afternoon.

Paul was taking advantage of the good weather to prepare for his new antenna
(TBA). He is trying to get it up on the tower by CQ CW. With the way the
solar cycle is going, it may be just in time in the next couple of years.

10 was the money band, as it seems it was for most people this year.

We worked all zones but one. Missing zone 34.

Missing Zone Stats:

10 Meters: 17, 18, 22, 23,34
15 Meters: 29, 34
20 Meters: 34
40 Meters: 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 34-40

Thanks for all the fun at "The Farm".

http://www.qth.com/w0aih/



73, John K0TG
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   343,8692014-10-27 20:55:14
Rig:
XCVR: Elecraft K-2

Antennas:
10-15-20 3 el SteppIR up 10 meters
40 DX-LB trap dipole up 10 meters
40-80 Butternut HF-2V vertical with 3 radials
***************************************************

Conditions were great. Perhaps too great because 15 was packed all across the
band and it was tough for European stations to hear my QRP signal from out here
on the west coast!

The only problem I had was that the keyboard key for the file that played my
call came unstuck near the end of the contest from my using it so much. Using a
recording of my call to call stations has helped tremendously to save my voice.
....especially with QRP when you must sometimes call many times to make a QSO!

My best QSOs were VK9L on 10-15-20, ZK3 on 10-15, ZD8 on 10-15, and VK6 on 10.
So no real rare ones in this contest.

My DXCC was 84 and my WAZ was 29. I did not CQ in this contest and all Qs were
S&P. My top rate over one hour was 31 per hour. And I made my goal of 500 Qs
with 60 seconds left in the contest. Thank you LS1F!!

The continent with the most Qs was Europe with 28%. Asia, NA, and SA were
closely tied for second with about 20% each. Oceania was 11% and Africa was
3%. So I was pretty much working around the world in this contest.

My entire family is meeting out of town for Thanksgiving, so I will be missing
the CQ WWDX CW for the first time since 1988. ....then again, maybe I will
take the FT-817 and a random wire!!

73 and see you in the ARRL contests! ...Bill W8QZA - W6QU qrp
 
VE7XT   SOAB(A) HP   1,926,0782014-10-27 20:56:03
Lots of fun. Finally getting back to playing in contests after many years of my
weekends spent driving and coaching sports. I really enjoyed the great runs of
US stations. It was hard to work large numbers of Europeans from the Pacific
Northwest but at least we had some openings.

I now have a new benchmark to work on improving my personal scores. I really
need to figure out how best to use the DX Cluster. I now realize the software
has much more functionality than I have been utilizing. Might have helped my
multiplier totals.... next time.

73... and thanks to everyone for the contacts.
 
N6HI   SOSB/10 QRP   1,6642014-10-27 20:56:39
Part-time effort, using 5 Watts to a 20 foot end-fed wire.
Conditions were really WEIRD, 10 meters good signals, lower bands not so much.
Thanks to all for the QSOs.
GO ARIZONA OUTLAWS!
73 John N6HI ... 100% QRP since 1999.
 
WO1N(WO!N)   SOAB(A) HP   101,8142014-10-27 21:19:31
Station: FTDX5000, C3-SS@38', 40M Dipole@45', 80M VertDipole

Limited effort, of which a large part was digging out and then putting the
station back together having torn it apart for the IARU/WRTC effort. Really
glad to have it mostly back together. The FT5K is new to me. Really nice.

Turned the power knob full clockwise for a 200W high power effort, fired up
the cluster and had a ton of fun. Insane DX late Sunday afternoon.

Ken
WO1N
 
TOØX(F4BKV)   SOSB/15 HP   799,9862014-10-27 22:01:26
It was very interesting to try contesting from zone 39 .. For sure I was not
coming down there to win anything (well maybe the zone 39 record hi :) .. but
here my following remarks:
- If you are not on the "east/west" path of the european antenna
beaming, you will have hard time to get heard
- When finally you get spotted, then a miracle happen .. you change from a very
boring endless cq with no answer to a huge pielup in minutes and like magical,
all stations are now coming 59+ (probably they discover their rotor can beam
elsewhere than Asia on morning and NA on afternoon :)
- It was so boring during the day that I decide to have some additional fun on
10m using FH/F4BKV, putting a new multiplier on this band
- I made 80% of my QSO during the 4 hours rush opening on the evening everyday,
I got rate well above 200qso/h during this time. All others time can be spend to
beach activity or sleeping.
- I knew it before but now I get it confirmed: the french TO prefix is a
nightmare ... probably this kind of strange things only frenchs can invent !!

Overal, contesting from Mayotte was a nice experience and it seems many peoples
were happy to get dual multi (FH and zone39) into their log. My best qso was
when I broke the KL7RA pileup on saturday .. I was competing with the well
known big guns in Europe but my simple vertical wire dipole on the sea shore
and my 300w overcome their big yagi stacks hi :)

73 from Mayotte,

Vincent F4BKV
 
YY2CAR   SOSB(A)/15 LP   1,043,6822014-10-27 22:07:13
Score Summary Sheet

CALLSIGN: YY2CAR
LOCATION: DX
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-BAND: 15M
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-TIME: 24-HOURS
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 1043682
CREATED-BY: RUMped Ver. 3.2.8 by Tom, DL2RUM
NAME: CARLOS ALBERTO RIVERO
ADDRESS: CARRERA 11 CON CALLE 3 CASA NUM 2-58 LA CONCORDIA
ADDRESS: SAN CRISTOBAL
ADDRESS: VENEZUELA
OPERATORS: YY2CAR
OPERATING TIME: 27,8 hours

Result: 7.402 QSO Pts x 141 Mpl = 1.043.682 Total


Band DXCC CQ QSOs Dupes Total
------------------------------------------------------
160m: 0 0 0 0 0
80m: 0 0 0 0 0
40m: 0 0 0 0 0
20m: 0 0 0 0 0
15m: 109 32 2527 15 2542
10m: 0 0 0 0 0

Sum: 109 32 2527 15 2542
 
YY2GAL   SOSB/80 LP   3,3482014-10-27 22:30:47
Score Summary Sheet

CALLSIGN: YY2GAL
LOCATION: DX
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-BAND: 80M
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-TIME: 6-HOURS
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 3348
CREATED-BY: RUMped Ver. 3.2.8 by Tom, DL2RUM
NAME: GERALDINE LICCIONI
ADDRESS: CARRERA 11 CON CALLE 3 CASA 2-58 LA CONCORDIA SAN
CRISTOBAL
ADDRESS: ESTADO TACHIRA ZIP 5001
ADDRESS: VENEZUELA
OPERATORS: YY2GAL
OPERATING TIME: 2,2 hours

Result: 186 QSO Pts x 18 Mpl = 3.348 Total


Band DXCC CQ QSOs Dupes Total
------------------------------------------------------
160m: 0 0 0 0 0
80m: 13 5 68 1 69
40m: 0 0 0 0 0
20m: 0 0 0 0 0
15m: 0 0 0 0 0
10m: 0 0 0 0 0

Sum: 13 5 68 1 69
 
YR8E(@YO8RNI)   M/S HP   2,647,9442014-10-27 22:33:02
First time using the callsign in contests, so it took a little while to get used
to it,both the team and the corespondent, but in the end it was ok.It is our
first attempt to build a team for big contests, unfortunately not so many
operators are available, so the youngest was YO8RTI, 9 yrs old:-))Quite fun
actually! And he is improving his operation skill really fast!But he is mad
that most of the people say to him 88 :-))First day it was the accommodation
day, most of the time just S&P since there was so many stations to choose
from and quite hard to find a place for run.We ended with just 750qsos:-(In the
second day it was much better, with period of run with over 100 qsos per hour
and even more for short period, a real pleasure to be on the station.We've made
more then double qsos then the previous day.Although we didn't do to many qsos,
we are quite happy with number of multipliers worked.Lets hope we will do
better next time!
We used the K3 with Acom 2000 amplifier, Inv L for 160m, Windom 77mtrs for 80m,
OB12-6 and Spiderbeam for the rest of the bands.We also used a little the
FT1000MP and Acom 2S1 commutator to see how we can work with two radios and
it's clear, we need to go to a real two radios setup next time.
Thanks to everyone who worked us and to my wife for supporting us:-))

For YR8E team,
Bob
YO8RNI
73!
 
K3CR(LZ4AX)   SOAB HP   7,417,7252014-10-27 23:01:26
Hard to believe I did that much talking in just 2 days. Getting better at it,
maybe I will even start liking it as much as CW one day.
We usually use CQWW Phone as a stress test for the station after the summer. In
this regard it was a nice ride this time. Couple of scares here and there but
nothing sent smoke signals out. Few more climbs to finish the 80 meter beam off
and we will be completely ready for CQWWCW.
Congratulations to K1DG on the new record! Guessed his QSO number roughly
correct but overestimated the score a bit.

As always thanks to Jim, WA3FET for putting so much effort on keeping the
station intact and letting me use it again.

73, Alex LZ4AX
 
VE3KTB/VYØ   SOAB Classic LP   109,9562014-10-27 23:12:45
Operating up here is still fairly rudimentary. Added a rotating home-brew
aluminum dipole to the antenna stable. Propagation requires further study in a
place where the Sun hadn't been above the horizon for a week. 20m was by far my
best band, and I struggled to get 7 contacts on 10m and 40m was no better. 15m
was inconsistent and I couldn't hear much of Europe on either 15 or 20.

Still, as always, contesting is tremendous fun! I enjoyed giving out zone 2 as
often as I could!

See you in the Sweepstakes!

73,
Pierre VE3KTB currently /VY0
 
K5LLA   SOAB(A) HP   2,313,3162014-10-28 00:13:10
Fun contest
 
RAØR(@RKØS)   SOAB(A) HP   2,572,8692014-10-28 00:27:55
Thank you for your wise decision in respect of radio amateurs Crimea
 
S57AW   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,385,7402014-10-28 00:38:30
Great conditions... I forgot to move the clock compared to GMT (it has changed
for 1 hour during the weekend) which made me sleep a bit more on Sunday morning
and started a bit later, was surprised to hear many signals on the band so
early:-) Great local competition.

Setup:
K3 + Amp
4/4 el. Yagi @ 13/21 m, 4 el Yagi at 10m (homebrew - 6m long boom)
N1MM plus + DXC

Continents:
NA - 41.1%, EU - 37.5%, AS - 15.5%, SA - 2.9%, OC - 1.9%, AF - 1.1%

73 & CU in CW part

Robert, S57AW
 
CR3L(IK1HJS)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,603,2512014-10-28 01:29:02
Thanks to Walter DJ6QT and Helmut DF7ZS for the use of the great station !
Thanks for qso to all of you .
73 de Carlo IK1HJS
 
9A1P   M/S HP   15,115,9952014-10-28 02:04:17
Another great contest expirience! Conditions much better then expected but we
feel there was lack of many important and easy mults (like 6 easy double ones
from D4C...).

This year we had switching improvements inside the shack from S55M/S58A/S53AG
workshop.

Outside the shack there is a new tower and we gave a lot of push to have first
serious stack ready at 9A1P. 5/5/5 on 10m and 5/5 on 15m was lifted on friday
but it was used only limited time to the east on sunday. We hope to have it
100% ready for CW part as we feel an improvement! All the Yagi antennas at 9A1P
are now designed by YU7EF and home made by 9A2CW.

New highest ever QSO total for us with QSO numbers including dupes passes 8000
qsos. For the first time ever our lowest QSO hour never got below 100.

Guest ops visiting us for the first time: 9A1AA, 9A5M, YO9GZU. Very well job
done guys!

Congratulations to all the EU M/S guys for another interesting battle,
specially to 4O3A.

Lets see what CW brings!

73 from 9A1P Team
 
IO7T   M/S HP   2,275,3442014-10-28 02:04:54
Setup unpretentious but very funny, good team player and excellent propagation
on the higher bands. See you next!
 
KG1E   SOAB(A) HP   4,561,4262014-10-28 02:22:33
Last minute decision was made to try SOAB (A) HP category this year. The really
high solar flux before the contest led us to believe that 10 meters would be
very good this year with the lower bands suffering from increased
absorption.Everything seemed to be working well at the start, but
various gremlins appeared along the way to throw a wrench in the works.The
rotator indicator stopped working intermittently and the high winds of the
storm just before the contest moved the indicator 45 degrees off the true
heading. The 80 & 160 antennas shorted out somehow after a few hours of the

first night.The computer kept getting disconnected from the network and lost
all our spots.Lost the audio from the microphone for a while.
Tough to find a run frequency on 15 or 20 meters due to high activity and lots
of splatter from numerous DX stations. Almost all contacts on 15M and 20M were
S&P.More run stations seemed to be identifying themselves this year.
10 Meters was a lot of fun and was open to just about everywhere in the world
at times and was open well past nightfall. Heard stations running from 28.300
to at least 29.275 MHZ. With the extra elbow room on 10 there were few
frequency fights and very little splatter making it easier to hear weak
signals.
Lots of JA's heard here on 10 with big signals and quite a few more on 15 and
20. On 10 had a 190 hour on Saturday morning followed by a 160 hour.Sunday
morning was unbelievable with a full 220 hour, then a 190 hour and 140. After
that we S&P'd for about 65/hour the rest of the way.

Of course there's lots of room for improvement on this end.More time in the
chair and better tower, antenna, and station preparation would have helped.Lots
of work to be done next year.

Thanks go out to our fellow contesters for a great weekend.

TS 930S Alpha 76 Force 12 C3 40 80 160 Inv Vees
 
9A4M   SOAB HP   5,023,0882014-10-28 02:59:22
Unbelievable Condx on 10m both days and good 80m US Run on Saturday morning.
Missed a better antennas for 15/20m. On 15m used only old FB53 threebander on
2nd radio.

Very tired after 44 hours on the air but satisfied with result. Nice to hear
many of friends.
Thanks to all who called me and congratulation to all for great results,
especially to SN7Q(SP7GIQ) for impressive EU score in SOAB operation.

CU all on the biggest CW event in November.
I will be part of the CR3A M/S team ( twitter.com/2014_CW_CR3A )

73
Mate 9A4M
 
HB9PUE   M/S HP   1,802,3882014-10-28 03:03:56
Second Contest as HB9PUE.
New antenna test with the Mosley TA-67.
Operators HB9BCI Sepp, HB9DHG Fulvio, HB9FBM Fabio, HB9FBS Goran and our main
operator HB9PUE Mauro. What a nice weekend. Great conditions and opening on 10m
and 15m. The new antenna has worked like expected! Last hours tested a new 80m
dipole with great reports.
Thanks all station for having the time to reply to our call!
See you soon on the air!

73 de HB9DHG PresON
and the HB9PUE crew
 
VK2CZ   SOAB HP   70,1232014-10-28 03:13:17
This was one of the most peculiar contests I've experienced. Hamstrung by an
antenna locked on bearing 100 degrees (looking LP Europe and into South
America), my only flexibility was band selection and selectively picking
stations swoop and pounce. Attempted to hold a frequency only lasted 10
minutes or so.

Knowing I wasn't near anything competitive, going after the barely audible
stations provided the challenge edge.. Working a handful from Zone 29 made me
long so much to return to "the auto-pileup zone" VK8 and to VK9X - so
fingers crossed 2015 unfurls with both available time and money.

Everyone seemed friendly too, no argie bargy, gazumping or undesirable language
and I guess after years of working many regulars, it's a nice touch that anyone
appreciates.
Here is a summary of the dBase 3+ report that is very interesting.. [ my claim
summary is scaled back conservative guess... no point in beating ones chest
necessarily.

Zone QSO's
15 67
14 51
16 27
32 23
5 20
3 18
4 17
9 15
30 13
20 12
12 10
11 8
13 8
8 7
21 7
25 6
31 6
33 6
10 5
17 5
7 3
24 3
28 3
29 2
6 1
18 1
19 1
Grand 345
 
EI7M   M/S HP   17,100,0002014-10-28 03:15:22
After being battered by storms and lightening over the past fortnight, we were
very glad to have a fully operational station for this contest. The RTTY
contest last month had found a few gremlins (I don't know how many times we
have changed the pot on PST61)

This year, the core crew was joined by John ei7ig who was a valuable additional
to the team this weekend.

Conditions on a whole were good, but we could never match last years
performance, especially with the solar flares on sunday.
Live scores adds a new dimension - its good fun to watch competitors

Congrats to the 403a team

73's
John
 
G9V   M/S HP   2,263,1162014-10-28 03:40:26
Equipment: K3, Acom 1000, Spiderbeam at 55ft, 40m 0.25 wave vertical.

Nearly pulled the plug just after arriving at site, after finding we were down
to half complement due to illness, car failures and family holidays.
Nevertheless, we decided to push on but setup took way longer with only 3
people. Given the extended set-up time and lack of our usual night-time ops, we
decided not to put up the 80m vert, but to focus on the high bands as long as
they were open, then 40m in darkness.

Glad we pressed on, the high bands were in superb shape despite several large
solar flares during the contest. Sunday seemed to be better than Saturday. Had
some great runs into the US and JA on 15m, and got called by AH0 and ZL. 10m
was a little tougher with not the anticipated number of JAs but was still good,

with a great run into the US late on Sun.

This was the first outing for our mobile tower and spiderbeam together, and we
exceeded our score from last year despite the team only being at half capacity,
with no opertion in the early hours.

73 - G9V team
 
KE3X   SOAB(A) HP   2,055,0752014-10-28 04:07:39
Many family activities this weekend and did not hit high bands until 2PM
Saturday afternoon, but still managed to do 24 hours.

Used the cluster to increase the rate - this was a 100% 'click-and-pounce'
operation - not a single CQ. Most of the time I could get through on the
first call. I would be in favor of a '24-hour Assisted' overlay category for
this event.

See you in Sweepstakes!

Ken KE3X
 
ON6NL   SOAB(A) HP   3,352,0502014-10-28 04:28:27
Great contest! Multipliers came easy but hard to keep a CQ frequency with a
tribander and 700W in these crowded bands.

Rig: IC756P2, ACOM1k
Ant: KT34a, dipoles 40/80/160
Soft: N1MM+ (worked fantastic!)
 
DP6T   M/M HP   7,152,6392014-10-28 05:24:19
The team started with "only" 9 OPS as M/M: it was a tough weekend. Not
much sleep, but lot of fun. This years setup: 4xFT1000 + 1xFT5000, 160m Inv-V
(between turntable ladder-truck and MobileTower), 80m OB1-80 (MobileTower 37m),
40m OB12-6 (FlammexPull 25m), 20m 4ele Monoband (MobileTower 40m), 15m Mosley
TA54XL6 (25m Versatower), 10m 5ele (turntable ladder-truck 30m).
Thanks for all the contacts!

Mit "nur" 9 OPs als M/M gestartet: es war dann ein anstrengendes
Wochenende. Trotz wenig Schlaf hat es allen Spaß gemacht und der ganzen Crew
hinter der Contestgruppe Wittgenborn neuen Auftrieb gegeben. In den
Pausenzeiten wurde dann viel diskutiert und neue Projekte zur Verbesserung der
Station angeregt. Nach 72 Stunden Contesteinsatz war dann das ganze Equipment
am Montag Mittag wieder abgebaut und in der Halle verstaut. Zum Einsatz kamen
dieses Jahr: 4xFT1000 + 1xFT5000, 160m Inv-V (zwischen Drehleiter und
MobileTower), 80m OB1-80 (auf MobileTower 37m), 40m OB12-6 (auf FlammexPull
25m), 20m 4ele Monoband (auf MobileTower 40m), 15m Mosley TA54XL6 (auf 25m
Versatower), 10m 5ele (auf Drehleiter 30m).
Vielen Dank an alle Mitmacher und die vielen Anrufer !
 
VE4EA   M/S HP   2,539,5372014-10-28 05:25:34
This was the first my time entering CQWW SSB from this new station.

Thank you all for the QSOs
 
IZ5JLF   SOAB QRP   271,5752014-10-28 05:34:02
Wow what 10m...worked 28200-29200...
magnetic loop inside balcony and kx3 elecraft. my home is infront of seaside,
wonderfull condition.
73 claudio
 
V47JA   SOAB(A) HP   757,4602014-10-28 05:50:43
Once the magnetic field blanket was lifted 10 and 15 meters were GREAT.
 
HA2D   SOSB/10 LP   36,4002014-10-28 05:59:24
Op. Peter (HA9MDP) FT-2000 + GP
 
ES5G(YL3AJA)   SOSB/20 HP   915,0902014-10-28 06:18:04
So this was first time to work alone from ''big gun'' station, I have worked in
that only in team. ;) Big experience for me, I am only 16 years old. Tnx to
Tonno(ES5TV) for this chance to use his QTH for contest. Just wonderful
contest.
Tnx all for nice contest.
CU 73!
 
II3W(I3VFJ)   SOAB(A) QRP   670,5002014-10-28 06:38:11
Two test in one: new antennas and old op !!!
The first completely passed, about the second.... I dont want say .... but a
lot of fun.
See U next year !!!

I3VFJ @ II3W / IQ3KU
 
N1TM   SOAB QRP   192,6722014-10-28 06:48:24
Murphy and yard work were in play this weekend!
 
PX2A(PY2SHF)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,380,1682014-10-28 06:52:19
Setup:

FT-1000MP com Heil HC5
TL922
5x5 Yagi YU7EF
 
N4KG   SOAB(A) HP   1,653,2202014-10-28 06:53:34
After putting in an average of 7 hours/day supporting the W1AW/4 operation from
ALABAMA, I was pretty well worn out which reduced my participation in this
event, especially on the Low Bands.

I started out for 1 hour, then 1 hour OFF, then another hour, then another OFF,
followed by an hour and a half on 80M working a fair number of Europeans.
Unfortunately, 80M was very POOR the second night.

ALL QSOs were either from Search and Pounce or Point and Click from the N1MM
BandMap. The Available Multiplier List showed NOTHING until Sunday when I
discovered I had neglected to change it from RTTY to SSB :-(

5B QSOs = 8
4B QSOs = 30
3B QSOs = 60

Most Caribbean / S.A. QSOs were worked using my 40M Corner Fed Delta Loop at 45
ft (and/or D3W Dipole at 60 ft for 10M where the Loop SWR reached 4:1 in the SSB
band). ALL other High Band QSOs were worked on my trusty TH7 at 40 ft (with a
nice slope to the East).

40M antennas were 80M NE Sloping Dipole from 120 ft fed with ladderline and the
Low Corner Fed Delta Loop at 45 ft.

80M Antenna was the N4KG Reverse-Fed Elevated GP and MN-2000 Antenna Tuner.

ALL of my former mono-banders are out of commission from storm damage 3 years
ago.

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
CR6K   M/S HP   8,867,4702014-10-28 07:18:14
Another CQWW SSB with my good friend Manny W2MF.

CR6K
All bands - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | |
-----------------
| 00 | 46 |
| 01 | 180 |
| 02 | 184 |
| 03 | 107 |
| 04 | 214 |
| 05 | 71 |
| 06 | |
| 07 | 132 |
| 08 | 125 |
| 09 | 111 |
| 10 | 158 |
| 11 | 95 |
| 12 | 147 |
| 13 | 237 |
| 14 | 236 |
| 15 | 251 |
| 16 | 77 |
| 17 | 215 |
| 18 | 203 |
| 19 | 104 |
| 20 | |
| 21 | 105 |
| 22 | 113 |
| 23 | 151 |
| 00 | 157 |
| 01 | 99 |
| 02 | 113 |
| 03 | 116 |
| 04 | 52 |
| 05 | 11 |
| 06 | 72 |
| 07 | 77 |
| 08 | 48 |
| 09 | 62 |
| 10 | 194 |
| 11 | 84 |
| 12 | 124 |
| 13 | 2 |
| 14 | 156 |
| 15 | 210 |
| 16 | 187 |
| 17 | 151 |
| 18 | 188 |
| 19 | 202 |
| 20 | 156 |
| 21 | 98 |
| 22 | 83 |
| 23 | 50 |
-----------------
| | 5954 |

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CR6K - Continents
All bands - All modes
QSOs (with dupes)

| EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
-------------------------------------------------------
| 34.6% | 59.5% | 2.1% | 1.2% | 2.1% | 0.5% |
-------------------------------------------------------

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José Lopes
CT1CJJ
 
N7TMS   SOAB LP   3122014-10-28 07:26:33
Life happened and I could only operate for a few minutes here and there. Even a
few contacts is worth the effort. See you all next month!
 
KB1SNB   SOAB HP   341,9102014-10-28 07:28:52
Just a little pistol here. Had the same callsign confusion hear. A few hr on
Friday night and a few hrs on Saturday Could not get a run going mostly s/p
10/15 were great picked up a lot of new ones on 40. All in all had a good
time.
Looking forward to cw
 
OMØM   M/M HP   948,8792014-10-28 07:52:56
We are tested the brand new 20m stack ,for first time.
The log will be claimed as M/M due the number of operators.

CONTINENT
AF 27
AS 273
EU 1766
NA 741
OC 65
SA 72
Total 2944


You will find more details here:

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www.microham.com/OM0M/OM0M_STACK_model.png

www.microham.com/OM0M/Stack_horizontal_diagram.jpg

www.microham.com/OM0M/Stack_vertical_diagram.jpg

www.microham.com/OM0M/STACK_READY_TO_GO.jpg

www.microham.com/OM0M/Bird_eye_view_46m.jpg.png

www.microham.com/OM0M/OM0M_stack_14.ez




PFX QSO
K 635
DL 294
I 206
UA 157
G 150
JA 109
PA 97
UA9 72
F 71
EA 71
VE 69
UR 69
SP 56
ON 56
SM 51
OH 49
BY 31
PY 30
OK 30
LA 30
OZ 27
S5 25
HB 25
GM 25
VK 24
9A 24
SV 23
YO 19
LY 19
IT9 19
LZ 17
EI 14
LU 13
GW 13
EU 13
CT 13
TA 12
YB 11
OM 11
HA 11
YU 10
KL 10
ZL 9
UN 9
CE 9
YL 8
OE 8
IS 8
KH6 7
GI 7
ES 7
EA8 7
E7 7
ZS 6
HS 6
KP4 5
EA6 5
DU 5
Z3 4
TA1 4
SV9 4
KH0 4
HI 4
ER 4
CN 4
CM 4
5B 4
4X 4
YV 3
VU 3
UA2 3
TF 3
P4 3
LX 3
KP2 3
9H 3
ZF 2
XE 2
VP5 2
PJ4 2
OH0 2
OA 2
KH2 2
HL 2
HC 2
GD 2
EY 2
EA9 2
CX 2
A7 2
9K 2
8P 2
4O 2
4L 2
ZP 1
ZD8 1
ZD7 1
Z6 1
YN 1
XX9 1
XW 1
VP9 1
VK9X 1
VK9L 1
V2 1
UK 1
TK 1
TG 1
SV5 1
SU 1
PJ2 1
OY 1
OD 1
KH8 1
JY 1
JW 1
JT 1
J3 1
IG9 1
HZ 1
HK 1
GU 1
GM/s 1
GJ 1
FR 1
FM 1
FK 1
EK 1
CU 1
CT3 1
CE9 1
BV 1
A6 1
9Y 1
9M6 1
9M2 1
8R 1
7X 1
5R 1
4J 1
3W 1
 
G4IIY   SOAB(A) HP   1,384,3812014-10-28 07:57:26
N1MM says 24 hours and 19 minutes. Part-time entry fitted around domestic
duties, mainly just checking new 160/80m aerials. Unfortunately, 160m was
atrocious - well at least so it seemed from here.

My Heil headset broke on Friday morning and will require a major rewire. So, I
used a Yaesu fist mic for the entire contest. I had several 'nice audio'
reports, which surprised me. I may just stick to the fist mic, given that I'm
mainly a CW operator.

FT1000MP, Explorer 1200 amp, dipoles for 10/15/20/40m. 22m vertical for 80m
and inverted L (22m vertical) for 160m. Selected from 4 beverages and 4 EWEs
for rx on 80/160m.

Ian G4IIY
 
PY2NA   M/S HP   1,314,7682014-10-28 07:58:44
FT450at
ACOM1010(500W)
3DX3 Antenna (needing maintenance)

73Mark
PY2NA
PW2F
 
LZ1YQ(@LZ5R)   M/2 HP   11,132,3742014-10-28 08:04:36
Thank LZ5ZM LZ1INI for technical support,and LZ1RGT for good food. Unfortunately
one radio stopped working 12 hours before the final, and quite computer problems
yet finished. However, in the industrial area has weathered its big noise and
lower ranges, but this is the situation. Thanks to everyone who called us to
the next challenge.

73! L'Z1YQ/LZ4A
 
LZ5R   M/2 HP   11,132,3742014-10-28 08:05:22
Thank LZ5ZM LZ1INI for technical support,and LZ1RGT for good food. Unfortunately
one radio stopped working 12 hours before the final, and quite computer problems
yet finished. However, in the industrial area has weathered its big noise and
lower ranges, but this is the situation. Thanks to everyone who called us to
the next challenge.

73! L'Z1YQ/LZ4A
 
FY5FY(@FY5KE)   SOSB/10 LP   2,297,7722014-10-28 08:47:17
Incredible conditions on 10m this year.

RIG IC7200 / 100W
Antennae : yagis 7el@15m and 5el@14m / FY5KE station

Probably the most impressive WW in my ham life !

Thanks for each QSO. See you during the CW contest.

73's / Didier
 
UAØSR   SOSB/15 HP   322,6192014-10-28 08:53:11
TNX to ALL! 73! See You in CW....
 
E74A   SOSB(A)/10 LP   777,0002014-10-28 09:07:19
Vy bad radar QRM from east. Nice contest with good conditions all over.
Radio TS 850 S
Ant MY3T with 5 el for 10 , up 20 meters.
Logging with : Win test 4.13

Thanks to all for Qso's. Hope to operate CW on different band.

Edin E74A
 
IG9R(IK8HCG)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   419,8662014-10-28 09:21:56
my first experience in the 80 meter band, very different from the usual 40
meters.
during the week before the contest on the island there were strong gusts of
wind of 40 knots, which destroyed the entire setup IO9Y, very sorry for the
guys.
I followed the evolution of the weather situation during the week and so I
decided to to lower all systems, receiving antenna and the full size vertical,
waiting for the last day to put it back.
Friday at 17.00 local time I tried to to lift the vertical but the winds were
still strong and change direction, after several hits to the antenna has broken
the antenna terminal the DX WIRE fishing rod, luckily at 15 meters. I waited
until 23.00 local time to create the L inverted. the vertical radiator was
14.50 and L inverted about 6 meters, worked without any problem
See you next year with Multi single operation.
Tnx to the italian Navy Force
 
K2PS   SOAB LP   42,3362014-10-28 09:47:39
Just a few hours spent trying to throw in my puny-weak callsign with a low 40M
dipole.

Pete, K2PS/4
 
EB3CW   SOSB(A)/80 HP   175,7252014-10-28 09:54:10
Transceiver: Kenwood TS-990
Antenna: Optibeam 80 - 1 Element at 33 Meters
Beverage: Several Cups of Coffe + 1 Red Bull

Strange propagation condition due solar flares and some blackouts. Very few
stations from outside Europe, so mostly 1 point QSOS.
 
OHØV(OH6LI)   SOAB HP   4,967,9002014-10-28 11:05:18
Learned a lot, I hope.
Preparing for future contests.
Thank You all for QSOs and especially those who moved to give me multipliers.
Missed some 'easy' countries.

Hear You on CW.

Jukka @ OH0V
OH6LI
 
UA9CDC   SOAB(A) HP   1,043,5922014-10-28 11:18:56
Limited time operation from my very noisy city shack.
KX3 + HL1.1KFX (500W0 amp + A3S and Windom for 80 and 40
Excellent propagation on 10m. I did not expect 95 countries with only 385 QSO
on 10 m. My rate was up to 270 an hour at times. Very good training session
Unfortunately there were a lot of very wide and poor quality SSB signals.
Hopefully at least some offenders will be punished this year.
Thank you CQ for reconsidering their policy regarding Crimea participation.
Leave contesting free from politics.
See you all from 8Q7DV in CQWW CW.

73, Igor UA9CDC
 
S52X(@S53S)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   771,7202014-10-28 11:28:01
FT1kmp + 8877 + 2L Yagi
 
EF8S(OH2BYS)   SOSB/40 HP   953,0002014-10-28 12:04:32
Not so easy, local electrical noice toward EU, time to time heavy, toward West
much better. CU 4 weeks later! Mauri
 
SO1D(SP1JPQ)   SOSB(A)/10 QRP   55,6102014-10-28 12:06:01
Elecraft KX3 + 10 meters Buddipole
 
GM3F(@GM4AFF)   M/S HP   2,797,3922014-10-28 12:31:52
This was a fairly low key operation to give Adam MM0KFX a shot at CQ WW SSB. The
20m monobander is actually on the ground so all we had for 20m was a vertical.
Conditions on 10m (and 15m) were very good.
73
Stewart
GM4AFF
 
HA8JV   SOAB(A) HP   7,722,4862014-10-28 12:34:51
Thanks for all calers!
Onli SO1R, more info.: http://www.qrz.com/db
see you in cw part!
73 Pali HA8JV, HG8R.
 
HA3NU   SOAB Classic LP   1,819,1702014-10-28 12:53:31
RIG: FT1000MP
160/80: dipoles
40: 2 el Quad/Sloper
20: 4 el Yagi
15: 5 el Yagi
10: 6 el Yagi

Ten meters was amazing, my best rate was 182 QSO/hour (I've never dreamt I can
do it with 100W on SSB mode). Sometimes it was very easy to make even a hard
multis (eg. KH7XX, KL7RA for first call on 15m). I really enjoyed the contest
very much.
Many thanks to my friends HA1AG and HA6PX to setup an automatic antenna control
system for the station that makes very quick and easy the band changing.
Thanks to all for QSO's

73 HA3NU
 
VE7TJF   SOAB(A) LP   137,6092014-10-28 13:11:15
Exceeded my target total, extended my time operating and QSO with 5 new
countries.
 
IQ8QX   M/2 LP   403,0712014-10-28 13:15:20
The first real test for the new location of Calabria DX Team. We can be more
than satisfied. We know definitely how to improve next year!
 
TC7V(M5RIC)   SOAB Classic HP   3,230,9502014-10-28 13:21:37
Another great weekend, another new location for me. I returned to Z20 again
after doing SV5 last year and was again amazed by the propagation from down
there.

Running NA at 3/4am on 20m with a multi path echo is not something I have
experienced before. Then on Sunday working JA's who were louder than EU.
Biggest signal award goes to B1Z I think.

10m was the star of the show, great conditions and some big rates. This was
until the flare which, for me, killed all of HF for a few hours. It sounded
like someone had switched off the bands instantly.

I did however manage to break my personal best clock hourly rate with a 364,
pretty happy with that.

I didn't concentrate on the mults too much, was enjoying running so knew this
would effect the score but I did this more to have fun, I knew for a first time
I was not going to win anything. Was nice to work so many people I knew from
back home and others too, a few surprises when I said 'hello.....'

Huge thanks to Ozkan TA7I for use of the station and support, great
hospitality.

Will be back on Martinique for WPX SSB as TO4C in March.

73

Rich M5RIC / TC7V
 
K1IR(KE1J)   SOAB(A) HP   5,932,4652014-10-28 13:51:30
Thanks to Jim, K1IR for letting me use his station.
 
DK5E(DL1YAW)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,173,5012014-10-28 13:59:01
 
EA7EU   SOSB(A)/80 HP   89,5902014-10-28 14:14:38
Very strange propagation during all the CQ WW. Sometimes was a real black
out...
Better conditions during the first evening, terrible and very hard during the
second one.
I still find many stations who are completly DEAF and just call and call...must
amazing! :-(
Step by step we are getting stronger and we are getting more and more Qsos.
Changed did with time before the contest worked great, RX also did it!
All the best to all the participants, many 73

Pedro, EA7EU
 
AF6WX(@N6RO)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   219,9122014-10-28 14:14:58
10m condition was very good and I enjoyed the contest.
Many thanks to N6RO for giving me an opportunity to perticipate this contest
with an excellent working condition.
 
IO4W(IZ4AFW)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   618,2342014-10-28 14:27:21
Great fun this weekend, and Welcome to the Reign of Splattering! Some stations
were really disappointing and with no shame on their emissions.
Really great propagation on Saturday, worse and shorter (EU) on Sunday.

Thanks to all who called me!
Ciao 73
Fabio
IZ4AFW / IO4W / NZ1W
 
ON4IA   SOAB(A) HP   5,058,0702014-10-28 14:36:30
Very hard to find a clear run frequency but Great fun .

CU in CW
Luc
ON4IA
 
EC2DX   M/S HP   12,504,8882014-10-28 14:43:05
Hi to all!

Good weekend, good company and good runnings on high bands, only few hours with
sun blockouts which blocked the propagation in bands. Most importants on the
last hours in the 20 M bands where we lost a good running for end the contest.
So mostly of operator concetrated togheter on the 40 M.

Only few troubles with the inband station but solved quickly. The other
"toys" were working fine.

To much participation! Good to have fun!

Next stop, the CW WW, so need to see to it! Hope to listen there.

Best 73!

Raul!
 
S54ZZ   SOAB(A) HP   4,030,9722014-10-28 14:57:21
I enjoyed the weekend marathon. Thanks to everyone who called me and
everyone who heard me.

Simon,S54ZZ
 
KE6K   SOAB QRP   115,7592014-10-28 14:58:47
KE6K's Contest Summary Report for CQ-WW
Created by N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log
Version 4.3 www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 273
Total Points = 115,759

Operating Period: 2014/10/25 03:50 - 2014/10/27 00:00


Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
40 0 53 0 53 19
15 0 83 0 83 30
10 0 137 0 137 50
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 273 0 273 100



Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
255 93
HI 13 5
AK 5 2

Total = 2


Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
Japan 40 15
Canada 38 14
Brazil 19 7
Hawaii 13 5
Argentina 12 4
Chile 12 4
Italy 8 3
France 7 3
Puerto Rico 7 3
USA 7 3
Aruba 6 2
Cuba 6 2
Alaska 5 2
Martinique 5 2
Poland 5 2
Spain 5 2
Venezuela 5 2
Asiatic Russia 4 1
Australia 4 1
Mexico 4 1
Bonaire 3 1
Colombia 3 1
Curacao 3 1
England 3 1
Jamaica 3 1
Morocco 3 1
Peru 3 1
Barbados 2 1
Croatia 2 1
Federal Republic of Germany 2 1
French Guiana 2 1
Guam 2 1
Netherlands 2 1
Paraguay 2 1
Turks & Caicos Is. 2 1
US Virgin Is. 2 1
Aland Is. 1 0
Ascension I. 1 0
Austria 1 0
Azores 1 0
Belgium 1 0
Ceuta & Melilla 1 0
China 1 0
Costa Rica 1 0
Czech Republic 1 0
East Malaysia 1 0
Guatemala 1 0
Ireland 1 0
Mariana Is. 1 0
Marquesas Islands 1 0
Nicaragua 1 0
Panama 1 0
Portugal 1 0
Samoa 1 0
Serbia 1 0
Slovak Republic 1 0
Slovenia 1 0
Wales 1 0

Total = 58


Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
NA 85 31
SA 70 26
AS 45 16
EU 45 16
OC 22 8
AF 5 2
1 0

Total = 6
 
VY2ZM(K1ZM)   SOSB/10 HP   1,941,5762014-10-28 15:06:24
Great Condx - It was alot of fun!

73 JEFF
 
ED5O   M/S HP   5,438,1602014-10-28 16:00:19
10 meters amazing.
Great fun as always. We hope to meet all you next contest.
73
 
S56Y(@S53S)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   613,9772014-10-28 16:05:20
Setup:
FT1kmp + 1kw + 2L yagi
 
CV3D   M/S HP   3,247,5302014-10-28 16:12:10
A new edition of CQWW DX SSB over, and we have taken great effort once again
RGSur (Radio Grupo Sur) in the air. Despite some mishaps that always happen to
every station that is mounted with effort as having one operational little
amplifier , arrived just in time to build the station to get out in the
category Multi Single High Power so to have a radio station (TS450) run with
500w and multi station (FT920) low power.
We visited LU3CT (CX4AC) has been working since Thursday in a 80 meter vertical
antenna, which was a first for testing in the field of antennas, with much
effort is maintained throughout the year by members of the club
After much fatigue we had some problems and CX1CW Oscar said "Murphy
returned" all this trouble in the usb rs232 converters, and some failures
we had only linear amplifier operation. Like we much, and as it was adding
people during the weekend, including a very fun weekend because Sunday was the
day of election day in Uruguay and we had to move everyone to their respective
points votacion.Quedamos very satisfied comparing the hours in the air, the
power used, and the booster station without linear amplifier. We scheduled to
be active in the edition of November at cw, with CX’s and LU’s friends.
OPs: CX1CW (OSCAR), CX1FU (DANIEL), CX2ABC (LUPO), CX3DDO (DANIEL),
LU3CT(CX4AC)(DANI), CX9AU (DAN)
RADIO 1 TS 450 AMP 500 W
RADIO 2 FT 920
ANT 10 MTS 2 X 5 EL 15 MTS HIGH.
15 MTS 2 X 5 EL 25 MTS HIGH
MOSLEY 10-40 MTS 25 MTS HIGH
40 MTS 3 ELEM 22 MTS HIGH
80 MTS VERTICAL 1/4 W/12 PLANES.

QSL card only via CX2ABC visit http://radiogruposur.org/ for more
information



73’s Dan
(CX9AU)
 
OE5T   M/2 HP   5,123,6912014-10-28 16:21:00
Team was working hard, equipment worked well. No visits from Murphy.
Perhaps next year we will have an antenna for 80m. Condx were great.
Thanks to everyone for the great fun!

73 de Oliver, OE5OHO
 
NE3F   M/M HP   4,027,0722014-10-28 16:24:44
Very small m/m , everything worked out ok . The best 10 meters has been in years
. The best country count I have in a long time . I hope cw is as good
 
OK/LZ3SF(@OL3Z)   SOAB(A) HP   189,6002014-10-28 16:45:59
Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : OK/LZ3SF
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 15
Locator : JN79FX
Operating time : 10h55

BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
40 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
20 13 6 9 0 17 1.31
15 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
10 453 34 109 0 1183 2.61
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 466 40 118 0 1200 2.58
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 189 600


First, I would like to thank OL3Z crew for letting me operate from their
station. This should be some test for CW part in November.
The goal was mainly DXing with some runs - 100% achieved. Not serious
contesting at all, but big fun with very good conditions on 10m. Actually
started on 20m with 13 contacts only, but very quickly switched to 10m. 15m was
skipped completely. No low bands operation due to home activities during
evenings. Some new ATNOs for me on this contest and DXCC on 10m for a weekend -
great conditions. We can only hope similar opening on higher bands and even
better propagation on lower bands for the CW part.


Thanks everybody for contacts.
C ya all next weekend,
Vlady,
LZ3SF
 
W7FP   SOAB HP   983,9832014-10-28 17:07:36
looks awfully like last years score, perhaps shade higher hopefully. Now every
cqwwssb since 1972 & several before that but not big scores, some tests at
VP2MBA & mult op at KH0AC in 1980, enjoyed them all member WVDXC-Portland
 
K2BM   SOAB(A) HP   237,7522014-10-28 17:28:01
All QSOs were by Hunt and Peck. Not a full time effort but pretty good for a
single multi-band dipole! Cannot wait for CW, hope conditions are the same.
 
ND4Y   SOSB/40 HP   48,1282014-10-28 17:49:00
Rig: K3
Amp: Ameritron AL1500
Antenna: 4 square
S & P 90%.
 
N1GLT   SOAB(A) HP   1,132,4462014-10-28 17:49:06
Had a ball, I have to work on my low bands antennas but everything worked and
nothing went down.
 
NR3X(@N1LN)   M/2 HP   10,361,2882014-10-28 18:02:15
We would like to report another successful M2 outing from the NR3X team. We did
not have any injuries. We did not have any equipment failures. We did not have
anyone suffer from lack of food. We did not have anyone suffer from too much
sleep! Best of all, everyone did suffer from having too much fun while playing
radio with the regular N1LN crew and a couple of new ‘first time’ team
members. The regulars were Nate-N4YDU, Kaz-W4KAZ, Mike-N4GU, Rob-K4OV and
Bruce-N1LN. Our new team members were Tucker-KK4UNZ, and Jim-KG4NEL. Tucker
had a recent successful CW and SSB outing as W1AW/4 and also got used to the
N1LN station in a M2 TQP multi-op event. Jim got used to the station earlier
this year during multi-op NCQP. It did not take long for them to be comfortable
with the CQWW format. During Tuckers second time in the chair, he hit a burst
rate of 438 Qs per hour with a sustained rate of 205 that kept him in first
place for the rest of the weekend. As only one person can hold the record, Jim
got in the groove by having several successful EU runs as well as a couple nice
JA runs on both 10 and 15 meters. They will be back!

Everyone has been talking about the solar event that happened on Saturday and
the more than outstanding 10 meter conditions. Our experiences were no
different. 10 meters opened Saturday morning around 1100 UTC and then promptly
closed, taking both 15 and 20 with it, from 1500 UTC to 1900 UTC on Saturday.
Fortunately Sunday was much different with both 10 and 15 opening at 1100 UTC
and staying open the rest of the contest. As you can see from our Q and Mult
totals, 160, 75 and 40 were nothing to brag about. Even 20 suffered, but that
is because 10 and 15 were so good. All in all, we had a blast.

Kaz ran our log through SH5 to see what interesting statistics might show up.
Well, we have a few.
- 164 total countries worked
- 60 percent of our Qs were worked between the beam headings of 35 and 64
degrees
- Our highest rates were between 1100 UTC and 1500 UTC both days.
- 39 zones were worked, missing only zone 34. Like everyone else
- Germany and Japan provided the most Qs at 10 percent and 7 percent,
respectively

All of this is with only 2 K3s, 2 ACOM 2000As and a couple of towers! What
could we have done with a big station? Same thing I hope. Had a very casual fun
filled weekend with a bunch of friends while working hard to squeeze all we
could out of 48 hours.

Thanks to everyone we worked. Thanks to CQ for sponsoring an outstanding
contest. Congratulations to the other stations that entered the Multi-2 class.


Hope to work you again in the next one,

73, Bruce N1LN
 
NØIJ   SOAB(A) HP   2,859,2642014-10-28 18:12:18
Enjoyed single oping for a change from station in far NW Wisconsin. Had some 40
meter antenna problems, but as long as the 10 meter stuff worked, all was well.
Very fun weekend. Thanks for the Q's.

John, N0IJ
 
K5HTE   SOAB LP   1,3262014-10-28 19:40:47
I worked part time. Spent most of my time operating at N3BUO
 
BA4TB(@B4S)   M/S HP   1,890,0502014-10-28 19:43:05
Thanks for Tony BH4SQE for the prepretion and Zhang(YL) BG5CNH to join the
event.
This was almost a field day style operation,we set up the antennas in the
Friday evening.
Though the very low height antennas we used,we had fun in the contest since the
high bands were in good shape,especially the hot 10m!
Look forward the CW leg.

73,
Dale BA4TB


RIG:

Running station: TS-590S & Linears @ 1KW
20/15/10m Tribander @ 7M
80/40M Dipoles @ 3M

Multiplier station: IC-7410
C4S @ 9M
 
WP3EF   SOAB Classic LP   125,1902014-10-28 19:53:19
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 4.3
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: WP3EF
LOCATION: PR
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-TIME: 12-HOURS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: CLASSIC
CLAIMED-SCORE: 125190
OPERATORS: WP3EF
NAME: Eddie Figueroa
ADDRESS: HC 4 BOX 8729
ADDRESS: Canovanas PR
ADDRESS: 00729
EMAIL: wp3ef73@gmail.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
NØACW   SOAB QRP   13,3202014-10-28 20:53:16
Rig : KX3

Antennas : 160 M loop at 20 feet
 
K9MWM   SOAB HP   494,8022014-10-28 22:40:25
Tons of fun and great propagation even with the X-Flares.
 
W7TVC(@K7CIE)   M/S HP   1,428,2762014-10-28 23:09:36
Didn't know what to expect between an SFI over 200 and solar flares. It started
a bit slow but gradually warmed up going into the second day, and we managed to
come in just a bit ahead of last year's final score but a little shy of the raw
score. We'll see what happens after log checking. The low bands were pretty
slow and noisy but the high bands were superb although 10 meters to EU petered
out somewhere in the near half of zone 15. As always, most contacts were
S&P although we did manage a few runs on 10 and 15. 10 was definitely
weaker than last year but 15 made up for it. This year also saw our first foray
into 160 meters with the addition of a new antenna.

A big plus in the setup was the instantaneous and automatic networking with
N1MM Plus! Kudos to Tom and the N1MM programming team for that and all the
other nice new features.

Run station: Pro III & PW-1 to Optibeam Yagi, Thunderbolt 40/80 vertical,
and MA-160V vertical.

Mult station: Pro III & AL-80 to Cushcraft R8 vertical, occasionally
flicking over to the Yagi for a moment to catch a juicy new one.


73 and thanks for all the Q's, and thanks to hosts Mike, Emily, and the cats
for hospitality.
Carl, WS7L, on behalf of the W7TVC team.
 
9A2L(9A2VJ)   SOSB/40 HP   401,2582014-10-29 00:44:58
FT-1000MP, OM2500, OB440

TNX for QSO's

de Vel, 9A2VJ
 
R9AE   SOSB(A)/10 HP   605,3852014-10-29 01:24:34
1 kW, 9 ele Yagi
 
A71CO   M/M HP   25,038,9762014-10-29 01:54:06
160m inv V
80m 4SQ
40m 4 elements
20m 4 over 4
15m 4 over 4
10m 7 over 7
 
N6QQ   SOAB HP   1,273,1402014-10-29 02:02:52
10 Meters - mornings fill from 28.300 to 29.6 Mhz. 119 countries - a best fore
me.


DXCC on three bands. Worked a total of 145 countries.


Solar Flux - 217 and Sun Spots - 138 - Problem was A index was 12.


20 meters never came alive.


A big difference on the afternoon JA's runs. Normally work 300 plus JA's. this
year only 179. Have discuss this with a couple of JA's - their feelings were
the bands were so good - the JA's were able to work lots of good DX, with out
having to work the USA.

40 meters was lower, as I do not operate from 8:00 pm to midnight.

At age of 72, have notice the drop in seat time. No longer the plus 30 hours.

Antenna: 4 element SteppIR at full height.
Acom 2000A and an IC-7800.

Now lets what happens with CQ WW CW - if the 32 day sun rotation works, bands
should be alive.


John, N6QQ
 
P3F(MØDXR)   SOAB HP   12,851,1632014-10-29 02:12:49
Unlimited thanks to Bob 5B4AGN and XYL Karen for their first class hospitality
during the contest. I was transported to and from Paphos airport and kept fed
during my stay. Hosts like this allow me to enjoy contesting, which would not
be possible otherwise.

The contest for me started about a week before the actual event, checking
propagation and setting out a strately. On Monday the SFI shot up to an amazing
level well above 200, I couldn't believe it! I was hoping for a low K index as
the week progressed, and was rewarded...

Flew to Paphos from Stansted on Thursday evening, landing at 23:40 and promptly
collected by Bob and Karen. Got a good nights sleep and in the morning got
things set up. We struggled to get things waling between the MK2R and K3s
through Wintest, so settled for Writelog which was already configured at Bob's
station. Everything worked great. SO2R was perfect.

Made some QSOs as 5B/M0DXR and conditions proved to be superb on 10 and 15.
Some enormous signals!

In the evening we met up with lots of local 5B4's at a local Taverna, organised
by Alan 5B4AHJ (aka C44C). What a great bunch of people! Got back to Bob's about
10pm for a sleep until 2:30am local.

Started at 3am local on 40m with some lovely rate to EU. After about an hour
went split to the USA, which worked very well. Bob has installed a 2 element
Moxon for 40m, which worked very well indeed.

Did hardly anything on 80 and 160 on the first night. Went to 20m in the
morning when I had my best hour. 15 and 10 followed shortly after.

On Saturday evening Bob and Karen went out and I was greeted with a mighty
thunderstorm. I could tell it was coming by the crashes on the radios. It got
so close and forced me to go QRT for 40 mins. I have a fobia of thunderstorms
(a big girl I know!) and I wasn't impressed when the small tower got a direct
strike and took out the rotator (fortunately nothing else was damaged from what
we could tell). Bob managed to fix the antenna on EU/USA in the morning so it
was usable. Still had the main antenna (C31XR) fully rotatable.

Conditions were very good. One thing I noticed was the operating standards
generally seemed to be much slicker than ever before. Very quick, clear and
precise operating. I wonder if anyone else found this...

Managed to stay awake for the full duration and except the storm was operating
for the full duration.

My biggest mistake - not working enough mults. I for sure need to get more
practice at SO2R. I was working stuff on the 2nd radio and passing mults around
the bands, but simply didn't work enough. When calling CQ on the main radio, I
should have been continually searching on the 2nd radio. There were times when
I was a bit lazy with this.

Anyhow, I'm very pleased with the score and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks all
for the QSOs and looking forward to CW where I will be active from the station
of G0DWV, probably doing single band 20m.

73!
Mark Haynes, M0DXR
 
SN2M(SP2XF)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   520,4072014-10-29 03:04:22
QRT on saturday abt 17:00 UTC. Could be a good contest for me, seeing on
livescore website my result was 2nd on 15M, but I lost my voice due to some
infection caught few days befor and just could not continue... :(

Propagation was OK, but not as good as in 2013, despite much higher SFI and SSN
numbers than last year! This is really interesting what 2015 will bring.

Some changes were done at the station since CQWW 2013, new PA's and 1 more
tower, which is just 18m tall, but OK for AF/SA mult tribander.

Setup on 15m:
IC 765, IC775
4/4 stacked + 3el + 3el

73's
CU in CW part
Mac SP2XF (SN2M)
 
EI1A(ON4EI)   SOAB LP   3,106,9712014-10-29 03:30:32
This was until now my best SO2R contest experience in low power all band
category.
I am still learning and got new ideas to improve the SEARCH station in the
future. The propagation was wonderful and the 10 meter band was the best one
specially to work North American stations (3 points per QSO). The Spiderbeam
antenna which is a 4 elements full size on 10 meters worked also perfectly and
I got answer from mobile and QRP stations with a real S9. I performed very good
RUN with 2 major peaks up to 153 and 162 QSO/hour. I also beat my rate record
with 6QSO/min during one minute and 4 QSO/min during 10 minutes. Unfortunately,
I slept too much according to my planning, this is due to the heavy physical
work I did to raise alone the antenna park the week before. I may enter in the
TOP3 europe but could lose the head position due to this. Secondly, my number
of QSO on 40m band is too low as it was very difficult to find a clean
frequency to call, therefore I missed some possible additional multipliers.
Anyway, I took my revenge from last year where all the high bands antennas were
destroyed 10 hours after the begining of the contest by the St Jude storm.
 
II9K(@IT9HBT)   M/2 HP   10,193,2742014-10-29 03:54:34
Very nice experience, super 10m, the new Momobeam antenna setup on 15
an 20m works as expected. Thanks to our guest friends DH7SA and EA3KS
 
N1UR   SOAB HP   8,371,2322014-10-29 03:57:57
Yes, its true - HIGH POWER! A few of you discovered it while I did tests over
the last month
or so and I had to admit to another few this weekend that there was more
"juice" than normal
as I cracked a few pile ups over the HP usual suspects. I have been told more
than once that
it was time to "graduate" to High Power...offers of giving money to
"buy me an amp"
never materialized however.

Having reached every goal I imagined and even one that I never did (SOAB LP
World win in 2013
SSB Contest), I decided to very quitely buy an amplifier after the WPX CW
contest last year and spend some
time "exercising my system" with 1.5kW. I had a number of antennas
with matching systems
designed for no more than 200W since I had no need. I also blew up a few
baluns and and coax
connections (aren't blackened carbonized failures fun???). By September, I was
starting to see
the light at the end of the tunnel so I bought a second amplifier to be ready
for SO2R high power.

I decided that CQ WW SSB would be the "shake down cruise". I fully
expected something to blow
up mid contest since no antenna system had seen more than a few hours at high
power and many
had only seen 15 - 30 mins of testing. I also had not been able to simulate
all harmonics so
only had physical separation and my exciter level Dunestars. Amazingly,
everything worked.

I was using K1DG's record as a guide. I was shocked to see that I was ahead on
Qs at the halfway
point. And had 4.3 Million points. I could also see that while my Qs were
great, my mults were
not. The second half, I struggled to find a way to find mults as effectively
as I used to. My LP cutoff
point for dedicating to the run radio was pretty much 130 - 150 an hour.
average for the "last hour" meter.
Well I had 18 150+ hours and had a best 10 min rate of 350 and a best hour of
268. I had concentrated all my efforts on
getting the hardware ready but had not really thought much about how to ammend
my strategy to
accomodate it actually working. So my second day was kind of a mess as I
struggled with what to
do. I lost rate as I tried to force 2nd radio mults and never did get the
rythm down that is neccessary
for SO2R success. So to get to the next level - I now have to concentrate as
much on ME as the
antenna system. But that is what makes this game so much fun! Congrats to
Doug K1DG to
upping the bar a notch again...and to Shane K1ZR for a fantastic version of the
same thing that
I was doing.

We were REALLY affected with aurora absorption of the weekend in VT but I saw
it come and go - giving
20 - 30dB swings on 160 and 80 in less than an hour to EU. We got totally
blocked out up here a
couple of times on all bands with the most notable being Sunday morning from 10
- 12Z.

10 and 15 were amazing and 20 was actually really good as well (Asia around 15
- 17Z was rolling in
and EU was strong from 18 - 23Z on 20M). I was monitoring the conditions right
before the contest started
and 10 was totally dead here and 15M still had JA coming in but the signals
were dropping and
I knew they would likely be gone by 01Z. So I decided to camp out on 40M since
I was afraid that
the flares would really kill the low bands. I also spent a lot of time on 80M
the first night to be ready
for a "close down" the second night. My low band totals reflect it.
Not sure if that hurt my mults overall
or not. 160 was a desaprate attempt to find mults even to work. I was able to
work many of what I heard
but not all. K1DG is on the same planet as VY2ZM when it comes to 160. I did
beat Doug in a few pile ups
however on other bands, so that was good to see at least.

I am not guaranteeing that I will be high power in every contest but it was a
lot of fun and I plan to do more.

Thanks for all of the support for this transformational effort to my wife
Christine, KB1PQN.

Thanks also to the staff at ACOM and Ameriron

Ed N1UR



So now, the current station consists of the following:

160 - phased T Top Verticals
80 - phased wire array to EU and half wave slopers to SE, SW, NW
40 - 3 el M2 at 80 ft and a south 2 el delta loop
20 - 4/4 (F/12 and Home Brew) (82/36 ft) with rotating top and a 3 el (Home
Brew) south (57 ft)
15 - 6 el (M2) rotate at 71 ft, 3 el (F12) south at 50 ft, 8 el Telrex) EU at
30 ft
10 - 4 el W/S top rotate at 71 ft, 4 el W/S South at 50 ft, 8 el (45 ft boom)
EU at 30 ft all home brew

Beverages - 900 ft phased to EU, 600 ft NW, 600 ft E/W, 600 ft N/S

Station 1 - FT1000MP Mk V with ACOM 1500
Station 2 - FT1000MP Mk V with ALS 1300
Wintest Software
 
N3RR   SOAB(A) HP   2,708,0412014-10-29 05:14:32
This was only the 2nd contest, and the first SSB contest, with my new tube amps,
2x Acom 2000A. I previously had used auto-tune solid-state amps since 1991.

I have a lot to learn about the operation of these tube amps.

As such, I decided to take it slow and adopt N4ZR's game plan of operating a
"regular" CQ WW operating category, and then assume it's a 24 hour
contest inside the 48 hour contest time limit. That gave me plenty of sleeping
time and troubleshooting/re-design time as I saw how the amps played.

I sure needed the down-time too. I spent several 2-3 hour blocks of time
during the 48-hour contest period analyzing how the amps had worked in my SO2R
environment and learning how to deal with all of the issues I've never had to
face when I used an auto-tune amp that automatically adjusts for <1.5:1 SWR.
Too much technical detail to describe here, but I could use some feedback from
other Acom 2000A users.

If anyone uses one or more Acom 2000A amps in their station with multiple
transmit antenna configurations (I have 19 different transmit antenna
configuration possibilities), in contests where they switch from band to band
rapidly or S&P up and down the bands, passing through the Acom band
segments, I'd like to talk to you. Please contact me direct. n3rr (at) erols
(dot)com.
Tnx.

Because of the issues I had with the amps, I did not run much classic SO2R.
I mostly ran the N1MM (classic) bandmaps, alternating back and forth between
radio1 and radio2.

Had a nice 10M run on Sunday am. Could not find a run freq on Saturday because
I slept too late (my new 'rules' allowed for that!) and the bands were full by
the time I got back on the air.

Also, my 10m antennas play only up to 28.800 MHz, or so, then the SWR goes up
exponentially. 500 KHz for 10m SSB in this contest was not enough in this
sunspot environment!

73!

Bill, N3RR
 
LY3X   SOSB/10 LP   501,0722014-10-29 05:17:02
Good condition this year. Thank's to All who heard me.
CU in CQWWCW on 10M.

Tomas, LY3X
 
OK1GTH   SOSB(A)/15 HP   480,6502014-10-29 05:36:41
I was QRV only about 18 hours - just for fun...I ended on Sunday at 15h UTC
(home work). Many thanks all, who called me...Best 73! de OK1GTH

Setup: 4el 30m UP, IC756PRO and HM PA
 
AB1J   SOSB(A)/10 LP   46,3322014-10-29 07:02:44
The score is my meager 10m score all by itself.

I'm kind of like a fish out of water on phone, thrashing about and gasping for
air, but every year I do it again. I try to work all three WW contests and
fancy myself as sort of a Triathlete, but phone is my weak leg. But I had fun
and was successful by my standards.

As soon as it got dark Sunday evening I propped a 15 ft pole under the far end
of my 40m antenna and worked 40m. Thank you, Canada.

Conditions were good with gobs of stations on 10, but I didn't have any of the
long haul contacts I expected. Heard only one JA (not worked). Worked a
couple of KH6 stations. No ZS, VK, ZL, UA9/0. Didn't work Asia. When I don't
make WAC on the high bands in an international contest, I know there's something
askew. There were lots of Middle Eastern and Cyprus stations, but I couldn't
work any of them.

Folks went way up on 10. I worked OK1VAM on 29240.

MU0GSY was spotted frequently on 10m but I never, ever heard him. Working ESP,
maybe.

My makeshift bandscope was very useful for finding goodies between spots.
There are more to be found on SSB since there isn't a SSB skimmer. It seems to
me that it might be useful to make a phone skimmer that identifies occupied
frequencies. That would give a useful clue in addition to the regular spots.

As an 10m aside, I've been operating a bit on FM at 29.6 MHz. Never tried that
before. Conditions haven't been too favorable with QSB which has a severe
effect on the wide FM signals. I also learned how to use my rig to work 10m
repeaters, specifically W5DFW in the Republic of Texas which I hear all day
long.

Thanks for the Qs.

73,
Ken, AB1J

FT-2000 WR-G33DDC(bandscope)
20-10 attic dipoles, outdoor 40m coaxial dipole
 
CX7ACH   SOSB(A)/15 HP   272,6942014-10-29 07:43:56
Antena 3 elements Spiderbeam monoband at 6 meter over ground
73 Paul.
 
F4CWN   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,156,7922014-10-29 08:25:35
Sirio SY-4 4el@15m + SSPA

Missing 1h15 of the contest during big Pile-up on USA :(

See you next contest!

F4CWN - Florent
 
IN3ISV   SOAB Classic HP   40,3202014-10-29 09:36:54
Very big contest! Good propagation on 10 meters! Fun Fun!
 
IK2YCW   M/S HP   6,873,2642014-10-29 10:46:26
Great Contest
 
T48K   M/S HP   9,234,4002014-10-29 11:15:18
Nice weekend!
 
WFØT   SOSB/15 QRP   1,4002014-10-29 11:17:24
After last year I promised myself I wouldn't do the CQ WW as a QRP station
again. Unfortunately I didn't find the note I left for myself until Sunday
afternoon.
Still got 3 new countries in the log!
KX3 - 5 watts
MV5a vertical at 12 feet with a single director pointing SE
Moxon at 5 meters
 
IR9Z(ALFIO)   SOAB LP   694,6382014-10-29 11:29:02
Propagation good in the higher bands with North America. No oceanic
station heard. Excellent personal result obtained with 100 watts and
dipoles antennas, and activities for just 24 hours. Very satisfied.
 
PA6Y   M/2 HP   1,649,0542014-10-29 12:01:08
We had a great weekend. Our 40 meter yagi did a good job. And Yes we can
improve. So cuagn. Next one is CQWW CW!


Operator(s) : PA0B, PA1FN, PA1TO, PA2GRU, PA4S, PA6Y, PB5DX, PC4H, PE1PZF,
PG2AA


Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
1,8 19 17 2 11
3,5 204 227 9 48
7 588 711 17 74
14 589 867 26 92
21 446 766 31 91
28 302 671 27 78
Total 2148 3259 112 394

Score : 1.649.054

Set-up this year :

Cushcraft X7 yagi,
6 elements KLM yagi,
2 elements Cushcraft 40 meter yagi
several monoband dipoles 80m and 160 meter band ( low band this needs a
upgrade)

Logging N1MM

2x Icom 756pro
2x Acom-1000.


2014 CQ-WW-SSB PA6Y
QSOs MADE IN EACH COUNTRY


Country Prefix 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total
Percent
------- ------ ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- -----
-------
1 Georgia 4L - 1 1 2 1 1 6
0.28
2 Montenegro 4O - 1 2 2 1 - 6
0.28
3 Vienna Intl Ctr *4U1V - - - 1 - - 1
0.05
4 Israel 4X - - 1 - 1 1 3
0.14
5 Cyprus 5B - - 3 4 3 4 14
0.65
6 Madagascar 5R - - - - 1 1 2
0.09
7 Kenya 5Z - - - - 1 - 1
0.05
8 Algeria 7X - - - 1 - - 1
0.05
9 Barbados 8P - - 1 2 1 1 5
0.23
10 Croatia 9A 1 6 10 15 11 2 45
2.09
11 Kuwait 9K - - 2 2 2 - 6
0.28
12 West Malaysia 9M2 - - - 1 - 1 2
0.09
13 Trinidad & Tobago 9Y - - - 1 - - 1
0.05
14 United Arab Emirates A6 - - 1 - 1 - 2
0.09
15 Qatar A7 - 1 2 2 2 1 8
0.37
16 China BY - - 2 4 2 1 9
0.42
17 Andorra C3 - 1 2 1 - - 4
0.19
18 Mozambique C9 - - - - 1 - 1
0.05
19 Chile CE - - - 2 - 1 3
0.14
20 Antarctica CE9 - - - 1 - - 1
0.05
21 Cuba CM - - 1 2 1 1 5
0.23
22 Morocco CN - 2 4 4 4 3 17
0.79
23 Portugal CT - 1 4 10 8 3 26
1.21
24 Madeira Islands CT3 - - 1 - 2 3 6
0.28
25 Azores CU - - 1 - 1 - 2
0.09
26 Uruguay CX - - - - - 1 1
0.05
27 Fed. Rep. of Germany DL 5 38 103 24 4 4 178
8.26
28 Bosnia-Herzegovina E7 - 3 1 3 3 - 10
0.46
29 Spain EA - 5 10 25 28 5 73
3.39
30 Balearic Islands EA6 - - 1 5 1 - 7
0.32
31 Canary Islands EA8 - - 1 2 1 1 5
0.23
32 Ceuta & Melilla EA9 - - 1 1 2 1 5
0.23
33 Ireland EI - 3 5 2 - - 10
0.46
34 Armenia EK - - - 1 - - 1
0.05
35 Moldova ER - - 1 1 4 1 7
0.32
36 Estonia ES - - 6 3 4 - 13
0.60
37 Belarus EU - 4 7 5 7 1 24
1.11
38 France F - 9 20 17 4 1 51
2.37
39 Martinique FM - - 1 1 1 1 4
0.19
40 French Guiana FY - - - - - 1 1
0.05
41 England G - 7 40 2 1 1 51
2.37
42 Isle of Man GD - - 1 1 - - 2
0.09
43 Northern Ireland GI - - - 2 - - 2
0.09
44 Jersey GJ 1 1 - 1 - - 3
0.14
45 Scotland GM - 1 5 4 1 - 11
0.51
46 Shetland and Fair Isle *GM/s - 1 - 1 - - 2
0.09
47 Wales GW - - 2 1 - 1 4
0.19
48 Hungary HA 1 6 4 8 8 1 28
1.30
49 Switzerland HB - 4 5 7 1 1 18
0.84
50 Dominican Republic HI - - - 2 1 1 4
0.19
51 Colombia HK - - 1 1 2 1 5
0.23
52 Thailand HS - - - 2 1 - 3
0.14
53 Saudi Arabia HZ - - 1 - 2 2 5
0.23
54 Italy I - 8 41 61 20 3 133
6.17
55 African Italy *IG9 - 1 - - - - 1
0.05
56 Sardinia IS - - 1 - 1 - 2
0.09
57 Sicily *IT9 - 2 4 8 12 8 34
1.58
58 St. Lucia J6 - - - - - 1 1
0.05
59 Japan JA - - 6 5 4 1 16
0.74
60 Mongolia JT - 3 - 1 - - 4
0.19
61 Svalbard JW - - 1 - - - 1
0.05
62 United States K - 4 27 43 59 109 242
11.23
63 Mariana Islands KH0 - - - 1 1 1 3
0.14
64 Guam KH2 - - - 1 - - 1
0.05
65 Hawaii KH6 - - - 1 1 - 2
0.09
66 Alaska KL - - - 1 1 - 2
0.09
67 US Virgin Islands KP2 - - 1 2 2 1 6
0.28
68 Puerto Rico KP4 - - 1 - 1 1 3
0.14
69 Norway LA - 3 6 8 - - 17
0.79
70 Argentina LU - - - - 4 1 5
0.23
71 Luxembourg LX - 2 - - 1 1 4
0.19
72 Lithuania LY 2 4 9 10 8 1 34
1.58
73 Bulgaria LZ - 1 2 2 6 7 18
0.84
74 Austria OE 1 1 6 6 - - 14
0.65
75 Finland OH - 2 11 9 11 2 35
1.62
76 Aland Islands OH0 - 1 1 1 3 - 6
0.28
77 Czech Republic OK 1 12 26 22 3 1 65
3.02
78 Slovak Republic OM - 5 8 13 1 1 28
1.30
79 Belgium ON 1 7 17 2 2 1 30
1.39
80 Denmark OZ - 3 8 3 1 1 16
0.74
81 Aruba P4 - - 1 1 2 2 6
0.28
82 Netherlands PA 2 7 25 2 2 1 39
1.81
83 Curacao PJ2 - - - - - 1 1
0.05
84 Bonaire PJ4 - - - 1 2 1 4
0.19
85 Brazil PY - - 2 1 8 6 17
0.79
86 Slovenia S5 1 4 12 22 12 4 55
2.55
87 Sweden SM - 4 14 13 5 1 37
1.72
88 Poland SP 3 7 27 27 9 - 73
3.39
89 Greece SV - 1 4 6 7 9 27
1.25
90 Crete SV9 - 1 1 1 1 3 7
0.32
91 Asiatic Turkey TA - - - 3 2 3 8
0.37
92 European Turkey *TA1 - - - - - 1 1
0.05
93 Iceland TF - - - - 3 - 3
0.14
94 Corsica TK - - - - 1 1 2
0.09
95 European Russia UA - 12 21 40 39 31 143
6.64
96 Kaliningrad UA2 - - 2 2 - - 4
0.19
97 Asiatic Russia UA9 - 2 5 15 9 5 36
1.67
98 Uzbekistan UK - - - - - 1 1
0.05
99 Kazakhstan UN - - 2 2 2 1 7
0.32
100 Ukraine UR - 5 17 29 21 16 88
4.08
101 Antigua & Barbuda V2 - - - 1 1 - 2
0.09
102 Canada VE - 1 3 10 15 10 39
1.81
103 Australia VK - - - 2 1 - 3
0.14
104 Lord Howe Island VK9L - - - 1 - - 1
0.05
105 Christmas Island VK9X - - - 1 1 - 2
0.09
106 Turks & Caicos Islands VP5 - - 1 - 1 1 3
0.14
107 Bermuda VP9 - - - 1 1 1 3
0.14
108 Hong Kong VR - - - - 1 - 1
0.05
109 India VU - - - - 1 1 2
0.09
110 Mexico XE - - - - - 1 1
0.05
111 Laos XW - - - 1 - - 1
0.05
112 Indonesia YB - - - 3 2 - 5
0.23
113 Latvia YL - 1 6 6 4 - 17
0.79
114 Romania YO - 3 5 10 13 3 34
1.58
115 El Salvador YS - - - - - 1 1
0.05
116 Serbia YU - 2 9 7 9 - 27
1.25
117 Venezuela YV - - 2 1 2 3 8
0.37
118 Macedonia Z3 - - 1 2 3 1 7
0.32
119 Kosovo *Z6 - - - 1 - - 1
0.05
120 Albania ZA - - - - 1 - 1
0.05
121 Ascension Island ZD8 - - - - 1 1 2
0.09
122 Cayman Islands ZF - - - 1 1 1 3
0.14
123 Paraguay ZP - - - - - 1 1
0.05
124 South Africa ZS - - - - - 1 1
0.05




CQ-WW-SSB PA6Y

HR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOTAL
SCORE
-- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------ ---------
-----
1 9/7 9/8 1/1 --- --- --- 19/16 19/16
0.000 M
2 --- 29/14 --- --- --- --- 29/14 48/30
0.001 M
3 --- 9/4 --- --- --- --- 9/4 57/34
0.002 M
4 --- --- 21/15 --- --- --- 21/15 78/49
0.005 M
5 --- --- 17/7 17/12 --- --- 34/19 112/68
0.010 M
6 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 112/68
0.010 M
7 --- --- 67/15 17/10 5/4 4/4 93/33 205/101
0.025 M
8 --- --- 40/4 --- 37/15 --- 77/19 282/120
0.039 M
9 --- --- --- 86/20 40/15 --- 126/35 408/155
0.076 M
10 --- --- --- 65/6 36/9 --- 101/15 509/170
0.109 M
11 --- --- --- 26/4 4/1 22/9 52/14 561/184
0.133 M
12 --- --- --- 33/2 --- 40/11 73/13 634/197
0.167 M
13 --- --- --- 21/2 26/6 --- 47/8 681/205
0.191 M
14 --- --- --- 1/0 12/4 --- 13/4 694/209
0.200 M
15 --- --- --- --- 28/3 10/2 38/5 732/214
0.218 M
16 --- --- --- 54/1 35/4 --- 89/5 821/219
0.255 M
17 --- --- --- 20/2 11/5 --- 31/7 852/226
0.273 M
18 --- --- 2/0 25/6 30/0 --- 57/6 909/232
0.310 M
19 --- --- 39/5 --- 30/6 --- 69/11 978/243
0.357 M
20 --- 45/9 20/4 --- --- --- 65/13 1043/256
0.396 M
21 --- 17/0 13/3 --- --- --- 30/3 1073/259
0.411 M
22 --- 2/0 7/0 19/11 --- --- 28/11 1101/270
0.447 M
23 --- 7/1 14/4 4/0 --- --- 25/5 1126/275
0.468 M
0 --- 52/8 --- --- --- --- 52/8 1178/283
0.498 M
1 9/3 --- 12/5 --- --- --- 21/8 1199/291
0.524 M
2 --- 1/0 7/3 --- --- --- 8/3 1207/294
0.535 M
3 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1207/294
0.535 M
4 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1207/294
0.535 M
5 --- 27/3 9/2 --- --- --- 36/5 1243/299
0.560 M
6 --- 4/0 76/1 --- --- --- 80/1 1323/300
0.591 M
7 --- 2/1 88/1 70/2 --- --- 160/4 1483/304
0.649 M
8 --- --- 67/0 13/1 9/1 13/7 102/9 1585/313
0.705 M
9 --- --- 4/0 25/3 39/0 --- 68/3 1653/316
0.736 M
10 --- --- --- 10/0 14/0 16/4 40/4 1693/320
0.760 M
11 --- --- --- --- 16/2 29/6 45/8 1738/328
0.802 M
12 --- --- 5/0 --- 10/4 --- 15/4 1753/332
0.820 M
13 --- --- --- 12/2 --- 70/13 82/15 1835/347
0.921 M
14 --- --- --- 12/1 12/2 41/8 65/11 1900/358
0.995 M
15 --- --- --- --- 23/2 48/5 71/7 1971/365
1.081 M
16 --- --- --- --- 18/4 9/9 27/13 1998/378
1.139 M
17 --- --- 6/0 23/4 11/2 --- 40/6 2038/384
1.181 M
18 --- --- 34/0 10/3 1/1 1/0 46/4 2084/388
1.215 M
19 1/1 --- 9/3 8/0 --- --- 18/4 2102/392
1.240 M
20 --- --- 29/1 18/1 --- --- 47/2 2149/394
1.278 M
21 --- --- 3/0 3/0 --- --- 6/0 2155/394
1.282 M
D1 9/7 118/36 241/58 388/76 294/72 76/26 1126/275
D2 10/4 86/12 349/16 204/17 153/18 227/52 1029/119
TO 19/11 204/48 590/74 592/93 447/90 303/78 2155/394
 
ED1R   M/2 HP   18,662,0882014-10-29 12:06:47
Many works in antennas few weeks before CQWW, but finally were active during
CQWW DX SSB in our favorite category M2, this year in our Team visit us our
great friend and member of Contest Club Tobi DH1TW, other great German
Contester Ulf DL5AXX and our old friend Joel CT1HXB from Portugal.

Few blackouts in the bands during the weekend, we start very bad first night in
40m (550qso) but second was Fb (1100 qso), also last 3h of Contest was horrible
in all bands, no geat a good Run in any band, we worked with 2 x Run, 1 x Mult
and 1 x Inband all interlocked by www.radioapplications.com but maybe we have
lose many mults but we hope improve and learn from our mistakes in future ;-)

Tnx for the competition to other M2s TM6M, OL4, IB9T and Others.

CU during CQWW CW part.

73 de ED1R Team
WWW.ED1R.COM

Worked in 6 bands:

4O3A 9A1P C37NL CN3A CR5T DB2B DL7URH DM4X GJ2A HG1S HG7T HK1NA II9P IZ3SQW
IS0ANU J42T K1ZZ K2LE K3EL K3LR K3WW K9CT KP2M LY2W LZ9W N0NI N6AR N8BI NQ4I
P33W PJ4X S51A SK3W TM6M UA2FZ UA4M UW5Y V26B W3UA WE3C

Day Hour
QSOs
160 80 40 20 15 10 All Accum.
25-oct-14 0 8 64 71 1 144 144
25-oct-14 1 4 97 86 4 191 335
25-oct-14 2 8 153 69 3 233 568
25-oct-14 3 12 69 84 165 733
25-oct-14 4 15 74 79 168 901
25-oct-14 5 10 70 55 135 1036
25-oct-14 6 37 103 34 174 1210
25-oct-14 7 25 37 101 130 293 1503
25-oct-14 8 2 6 155 157 320 1823
25-oct-14 9 11 151 124 286 2109
25-oct-14 10 106 28 96 230 2339
25-oct-14 11 8 137 127 272 2611
25-oct-14 12 6 186 157 349 2960
25-oct-14 13 9 192 183 384 3344
25-oct-14 14 8 131 168 307 3651
25-oct-14 15 8 150 147 305 3956
25-oct-14 16 8 121 186 315 4271
25-oct-14 17 3 4 144 148 299 4570
25-oct-14 18 6 118 152 276 4846
25-oct-14 19 7 146 130 283 5129
25-oct-14 20 2 37 107 49 195 5324
25-oct-14 21 5 139 112 256 5580
25-oct-14 22 6 1 69 111 187 5767
25-oct-14 23 1 6 48 147 202 5969


26-oct-14 0 9 81 157 1 248 6217
26-oct-14 1 1 93 94 188 6405
26-oct-14 2 10 96 66 172 6577
26-oct-14 3 15 3 116 13 147 6724
26-oct-14 4 28 5 108 35 176 6900
26-oct-14 5 1 17 70 33 121 7021
26-oct-14 6 2 12 97 57 4 172 7193
26-oct-14 7 50 148 13 8 219 7412
26-oct-14 8 11 87 123 221 7633
26-oct-14 9 74 108 41 223 7856
26-oct-14 10 34 61 88 183 8039
26-oct-14 11 9 47 94 150 8189
26-oct-14 12 6 92 92 190 8379
26-oct-14 13 3 96 95 194 8573
26-oct-14 14 8 98 112 218 8791
26-oct-14 15 11 92 139 242 9033
26-oct-14 16 4 1 131 75 211 9244
26-oct-14 17 3 13 71 131 218 9462
26-oct-14 18 3 25 93 190 311 9773
26-oct-14 19 1 11 12 125 107 256 10029
26-oct-14 20 2 62 65 42 171 10200
26-oct-14 21 34 123 6 163 10363
26-oct-14 22 43 7 56 5 111 10474
26-oct-14 23 14 3 38 28 83 10557
-------------
 
YT7A(YU7BJ)   SOSB/40 HP   574,8602014-10-29 12:16:05
FT1000MP, QRO 1.5kW, 3L YAGI, 2L QQ,6L FIXED DELTA, RHOMB, BEVERAGE

TNX FOR ALL, 73!

JOS YU7BJ
 
W8WOM   SOAB Rookie LP   88,4042014-10-29 12:35:45
Second contest I have worked , did the calif. qso party at del Norte was fun
this was fun also will get better next year. Running a ftdx 12oo 3 elem Yagi at
50 feet
 
IK4TVP   SOSB(A)/10 LP   520,6082014-10-29 13:14:35
Fantastic conditions this year! Thanks to all that came into my calling
frequency allowing me to perform great runs, and a special thanks to Victor
E51CG that gave me a call just few minutes before the conditions closed on
Sunday...giving me another zone and country multiplier just at last!
73s, Andrea IK4TVP
 
S5ØK   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,375,2892014-10-29 13:31:19
In comparison to the last year (also 10-A), more qso's, countries and all
zones.
Nice JA run both days, notable number of South America stations over the whole
day, as well as decent number of US stations with good signals.

10 KH6 stations were worked over the south pole last year, this year only one
came over the east Pacific path. To my surprise WL7E called over the north path
the second day with very nice signal, the first day VE9XYZ filled the zone 1
need. Usually the zone 34 is not so easy, but the SU9IG solved this dilemma.
Managed to work quickly the D44BS for marking the zone 35. Have to confess that
3D2BS gave me his call several times to get it properly, thanks for zone 32. One
ZL station was heard the first day, but not worked. Even 45 stations from BY,
several of them from zone 23. Not so far ago, the XE multiplier has been not so
easy, this time 9 stations were logged.

I was short in comparison to more Northern EU stations to work more in depth
the Pacific stations in the evening. It also confirmed to be very problematic
or impossible to work the close EU stations that are also unique multipliers.

After all, it was enjoyable from this side. The final score is higher than
expected initially, thanks for all contacts.

Best 73s,
Marko, S50K

HW:
4+4+4 Steppir, IC7800, OMpower

p.s.
Thanks to the Strel family living on the top-hill for generous hospitality
during years of S50K operation.
 
LI5LJA(LA5LJA)   SOAB LP   673,6932014-10-29 13:50:40
Due to some health issue I was doing this contest in S/P mode.
With a voice keyer,I made it easy,just pushing 2 knobs....
The high bands was hot , radio conditions was good this weekend.
Hope the radio conds will be like this in the cw-part....
and I realy hope I'm in good shape for a 40+ hour party..
 
RW1A(@RU1A)   SOSB/20 HP   1,790,2572014-10-29 14:40:31
It's fun, thanks for all the Qso's!
Vlad RW1A


20 - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | |
-----------------
| 00 | 263 |
| 01 | 67 |
| 02 | 51 |
| 03 | 6 |
| 04 | 67 |
| 05 | 101 |
| 06 | 126 |
| 07 | 163 |
| 08 | 170 |
| 09 | 133 |
| 10 | 176 |
| 11 | 145 |
| 12 | 177 |
| 13 | 147 |
| 14 | 170 |
| 15 | 156 |
| 16 | 113 |
| 17 | 93 |
| 18 | 40 |
| 19 | |
| 20 | |
| 21 | |
| 22 | |
| 23 | 100 |
| 00 | 159 |
| 01 | 40 |
| 02 | 2 |
| 03 | |
| 04 | 94 |
| 05 | 98 |
| 06 | 89 |
| 07 | 68 |
| 08 | 68 |
| 09 | 119 |
| 10 | 80 |
| 11 | 80 |
| 12 | 82 |
| 13 | 100 |
| 14 | 102 |
| 15 | 93 |
| 16 | 80 |
| 17 | 70 |
| 18 | 60 |
| 19 | 50 |
| 20 | 42 |
| 21 | 35 |
| 22 | 133 |
| 23 | 125 |
-----------------
| | 4333 |


Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=============================================================
1A | EU | | | | | | |
1S | AS | | | | | | |
3A | EU | | | | | | |
3B6 | AF | | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
3B9 | AF | | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/c | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | | | | |
3V | AF | | | | | | |
3W | AS | | | | 2 | | | 2
3X | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | | |
4J | AS | | | | 2 | | | 2
4L | AS | | | | 2 | | | 2
4O | EU | | | | 2 | | | 2
4S | AS | | | | | | |
4U1I | EU | | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | | |
4W | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
4X | AS | | | | 5 | | | 5
5A | AF | | | | | | |
5B | AS | | | | 5 | | | 5
5H | AF | | | | 2 | | | 2
5N | AF | | | | | | |
5R | AF | | | | 2 | | | 2
5T | AF | | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | | | | |
5X | AF | | | | | | |
5Z | AF | | | | | | |
6W | AF | | | | | | |
6Y | NA | | | | | | |
7O | AS | | | | | | |
7P | AF | | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | | |
7X | AF | | | | | | |
8P | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
8Q | AS | | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | | | |
9A | EU | | | | 33 | | | 33
9G | AF | | | | | | |
9H | EU | | | | 2 | | | 2
9J | AF | | | | | | |
9K | AS | | | | 3 | | | 3
9L | AF | | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | | | | 4 | | | 4
9M6 | OC | | | | | | |
9N | AS | | | | | | |
9Q | AF | | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | | | | |
9X | AF | | | | | | |
9Y | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
A2 | AF | | | | | | |
A3 | OC | | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | | | | | |
A5 | AS | | | | | | |
A6 | AS | | | | 3 | | | 3
A7 | AS | | | | 2 | | | 2
A9 | AS | | | | | | |
AP | AS | | | | | | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | | |
BV | AS | | | | 3 | | | 3
BV9P | AS | | | | | | |
BY | AS | | | | 47 | | | 47
C2 | OC | | | | | | |
C3 | EU | | | | | | |
C5 | AF | | | | | | |
C6 | NA | | | | | | |
C9 | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
CE | SA | | | | 12 | | | 12
CE0X | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | 2 | | | 2
CM | NA | | | | 5 | | | 5
CN | AF | | | | 5 | | | 5
CP | SA | | | | | | |
CT | EU | | | | 16 | | | 16
CT3 | AF | | | | | | |
CU | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
CX | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
CY0 | NA | | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | | | |
D4 | AF | | | | | | |
D6 | AF | | | | | | |
DL | EU | | | | 334 | | | 334
DU | OC | | | | 12 | | | 12
E3 | AF | | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
E6 | OC | | | | | | |
E7 | EU | | | | 8 | | | 8
EA | EU | | | | 88 | | | 88
EA6 | EU | | | | 5 | | | 5
EA8 | AF | | | | 8 | | | 8
EA9 | AF | | | | 2 | | | 2
EI | EU | | | | 15 | | | 15
EK | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
EL | AF | | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | | |
ER | EU | | | | 6 | | | 6
ES | EU | | | | 6 | | | 6
ET | AF | | | | | | |
EU | EU | | | | 10 | | | 10
EX | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
EY | AS | | | | 2 | | | 2
EZ | AS | | | | | | |
F | EU | | | | 69 | | | 69
FG | NA | | | | | | |
FH | AF | | | | | | |
FJ | NA | | | | | | |
FK | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
FK/c | OC | | | | | | |
FM | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
FO | OC | | | | | | |
FO/a | OC | | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | | | |
FR | AF | | | | | | |
FR/g | AF | | | | | | |
FR/j | AF | | | | | | |
FR/t | AF | | | | | | |
FS | NA | | | | | | |
FT5W | AF | | | | | | |
FT5X | AF | | | | | | |
FT5Z | AF | | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | | |
FY | SA | | | | | | |
G | EU | | | | 163 | | | 163
GD | EU | | | | 2 | | | 2
GI | EU | | | | 12 | | | 12
GJ | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
GM | EU | | | | 31 | | | 31
GM/s | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
GU | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
GW | EU | | | | 9 | | | 9
H4 | OC | | | | | | |
H40 | OC | | | | | | |
HA | EU | | | | 25 | | | 25
HB | EU | | | | 20 | | | 20
HB0 | EU | | | | | | |
HC | SA | | | | 4 | | | 4
HC8 | SA | | | | | | |
HH | NA | | | | | | |
HI | NA | | | | 3 | | | 3
HK | SA | | | | 4 | | | 4
HK0/a | NA | | | | | | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | | |
HL | AS | | | | 6 | | | 6
HP | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
HR | NA | | | | | | |
HS | AS | | | | 12 | | | 12
HV | EU | | | | | | |
HZ | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
I | EU | | | | 222 | | | 222
IG9 | AF | | | | 2 | | | 2
IS | EU | | | | 5 | | | 5
IT9 | EU | | | | 20 | | | 20
J2 | AF | | | | | | |
J3 | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
J5 | AF | | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | | | | |
J7 | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
J8 | NA | | | | | | |
JA | AS | | | | 189 | | | 189
JD/m | OC | | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | | |
JT | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
JW | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
JW/b | EU | | | | | | |
JX | EU | | | | | | |
JY | AS | | | | | | |
K | NA | | | | 1497 | | | 1497
KG4 | NA | | | | | | |
KH0 | OC | | | | 3 | | | 3
KH1 | OC | | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
KH3 | OC | | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | | | 10 | | | 10
KH7K | OC | | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
KH8/s | OC | | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | | |
KL | NA | | | | 12 | | | 12
KP1 | NA | | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | | | | 3 | | | 3
KP4 | NA | | | | 8 | | | 8
KP5 | NA | | | | | | |
LA | EU | | | | 31 | | | 31
LU | SA | | | | 14 | | | 14
LX | EU | | | | 2 | | | 2
LY | EU | | | | 18 | | | 18
LZ | EU | | | | 26 | | | 26
OA | SA | | | | 2 | | | 2
OD | AS | | | | | | |
OE | EU | | | | 30 | | | 30
OH | EU | | | | 29 | | | 29
OH0 | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
OJ0 | EU | | | | | | |
OK | EU | | | | 66 | | | 66
OM | EU | | | | 26 | | | 26
ON | EU | | | | 59 | | | 59
OX | NA | | | | | | |
OY | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
OZ | EU | | | | 27 | | | 27
P2 | OC | | | | | | |
P4 | SA | | | | 4 | | | 4
P5 | AS | | | | | | |
PA | EU | | | | 102 | | | 102
PJ2 | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
PJ4 | SA | | | | 2 | | | 2
PJ5 | NA | | | | | | |
PJ7 | NA | | | | | | |
PY | SA | | | | 36 | | | 36
PY0F | SA | | | | | | |
PY0S | SA | | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | | | | | |
R1FJ | EU | | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | | |
S2 | AS | | | | | | |
S5 | EU | | | | 39 | | | 39
S7 | AF | | | | | | |
S9 | AF | | | | | | |
SM | EU | | | | 43 | | | 43
SP | EU | | | | 95 | | | 95
ST | AF | | | | | | |
SU | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
SV | EU | | | | 17 | | | 17
SV/a | EU | | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
SV9 | EU | | | | | | |
T2 | OC | | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | | |
T7 | EU | | | | | | |
T8 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
TA | AS | | | | 18 | | | 18
TA1 | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
TF | EU | | | | 2 | | | 2
TG | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
TI | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
TI9 | NA | | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | | |
TK | EU | | | | | | |
TL | AF | | | | | | |
TN | AF | | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | | | |
TT | AF | | | | | | |
TU | AF | | | | | | |
TY | AF | | | | | | |
TZ | AF | | | | | | |
UA | EU | | | | 78 | | | 78
UA2 | EU | | | | 5 | | | 5
UA9 | AS | | | | 93 | | | 93
UK | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
UN | AS | | | | 8 | | | 8
UR | EU | | | | 59 | | | 59
V2 | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
V3 | NA | | | | | | |
V4 | NA | | | | | | |
V5 | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
V6 | OC | | | | | | |
V7 | OC | | | | | | |
V8 | OC | | | | | | |
VE | NA | | | | 151 | | | 151
VK | OC | | | | 55 | | | 55
VK0H | AF | | | | | | |
VK0M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9C | OC | | | | | | |
VK9L | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
VK9M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9N | OC | | | | | | |
VK9W | OC | | | | | | |
VK9X | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
VP2E | NA | | | | | | |
VP2M | NA | | | | | | |
VP2V | NA | | | | | | |
VP5 | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
VP6 | OC | | | | | | |
VP6/d | OC | | | | | | |
VP8 | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/g | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/o | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
VQ9 | AF | | | | | | |
VR | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
VU | AS | | | | 17 | | | 17
VU4 | AS | | | | | | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | | |
XE | NA | | | | 6 | | | 6
XF4 | NA | | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | | |
XU | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
XW | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
XX9 | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
XZ | AS | | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | | | | |
YB | OC | | | | 18 | | | 18
YI | AS | | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | | |
YL | EU | | | | 8 | | | 8
YN | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
YO | EU | | | | 43 | | | 43
YS | NA | | | | | | |
YU | EU | | | | 20 | | | 20
YV | SA | | | | 5 | | | 5
YV0 | NA | | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | | |
Z3 | EU | | | | 5 | | | 5
Z6 | EU | | | | | | |
Z8 | AF | | | | | | |
ZA | EU | | | | | | |
ZB | EU | | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | | | |
ZD7 | AF | | | | | | |
ZD8 | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
ZD9 | AF | | | | | | |
ZF | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
ZK3 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | | | 15 | | | 15
ZL7 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | | | 2 | | | 2
ZS | AF | | | | 15 | | | 15
ZS8 | AF | | | | | | |
=============================================================
| | | | | 4333 | | | 4333
 
TM7X(@F5BSB)   M/2 LP   3,111,8052014-10-29 15:21:14
We intend it in Low Power, it was so fun.
why there isn't existing the MULTI/2 category in Low Power, or MULTI/2 QRP ?
Very good propagation on 10m !
Thanks to each one for points again this year, see you in the next one
F5BSB Anne / F5TRO Phil
 
OK6W(OK1MU)   SOSB/40 HP   639,0002014-10-29 15:23:16
Cool contest. After a long time I tried to not sleep and work a full 48 hours -
a nice training and experience, especially on 40m LSB, hi. The conditions
direct to NA were weak both nights (only 440 x NA), JA direction improved on
Sunday evening, when they arrived with good signals (127 x JA ).

Sunday there were almost hourly total blackout, the band was absolutely dead.
Highlight was in Sunday evening, when I was called by FK8IK, thanks Mic. Btw,
I did only 12 x OM, which was less than the 14 x BY, hihi.

Thanks for the BIG technical support from our club technical guru Jan OK2ZAW ,
I used new Stack Match and Open M/M combine from Remoteqth.com and full setup
worked perfect full time.


Thanks you for the QSOs and for ALL who spotted me.


Pavel OK1MU
 
TF3CW   SOSB/15 HP   488,2802014-10-29 15:55:55
 
PX2X(PY2EL)   SOSB/10 LP   98,4902014-10-29 16:46:02
This was a portable operation near the saltwater in Praia Grande Beach.
I did not have too much time available during the contest, because at this time
I had to stay with my family there.
So I took only on Dipole and had installed it at 45 meters high / 147 feet from
the ground.

My working conditions were:
Icom IC 7600
Power: 100 Watts
Antenna: 1/2 wave Dipole (Buddipole)

See you in best conditions next month in CW

73
Rick PY2EL
PX2X in contests
 
K1NYK   SOAB(A) HP   1,316,4002014-10-29 17:04:10
Great fun on 10M!
Low band antennas need serious re-thinking!
 
OL4A(@OK1RI/OK1RF)   M/2 HP   18,428,9282014-10-29 17:16:50
The "sun" numbers were high but the propagation was better last year.
We all had fun - probably will finish the same as last year, but....
See you all in CW leg !

73 !
Jiri OK1RI
 
VE3PN   SOSB/10 HP   541,9602014-10-29 17:24:12
Started badly one FT1000D went to bad Tx audio, then Amp panel lit all the
displays up. Ran with back up rig and Amp for rest of test!
Missed a lot off NA/SA as couldn't Hand rotate the beam to South just East or
West though North , ropes would tangle in trees!!!
Amazing opening to Asia on Saturday night.

Cheers Peter
 
CR6T(CT1ESV)   SOSB/15 HP   1,553,0242014-10-29 17:25:28
Well first i've to thank my family and friends who helped me the past weeks to
complet another step in the upgrade of the antenna set up.

Condition mutch diferente from WPX contest, propagation closed quite early and
in the night only signals from South/Central America where heard.

Called without thinking abaut multiplier count, and only searched multipliers
at begining and end of each day, as it was dificult to keep frequency, imagine
find a clear one.

Never heard zone 29,34 or 35.

Equipment:

ICOM IC765
ALPHA 91B
6EL/6EL 6OWA21OS G0KSC DESIGN 14.7 MT BOOM TO USA STACK MATCH by REMOTEQTH.COM
5 EL EF155A1 YU7EF DESIGN 11.5 MT BOOM TO EUROPE
5 EL 155CA TO SOUTH

Thanks to all who called, see you on the bands

73's Tony
CT1ESV / CR6T
 
VE2IM(VE3DZ)   SOAB HP   12,021,3082014-10-29 18:12:21
My 16th year of travelling to Zone 2 (1999-2014). Drove again 3,400 km round
trip in one week.
The amplifier started to act right before the Contest, it would not give the
full power, probably the tubes started to die. Operated at no more than
800...1000 watts for the whole Contest. Aslo was unpleasantly surprised by
huge
level of power line noise on 160 and (not so bad) on 80.
Conditions were great on high bands but not so good on low bands. The score is
down 15% as compared to least year's. Partially because of conditions,
partially because I slept too much this time. Just couldn't fight the fatigue.
Tried to move a lot of multipliers, so big Thank You to all who moved for me.
Vwery disappointing incident happened about a half of an hour before the end
of
the Contest. I was on 14243 for quite a while when all of a sudden T46A jumped
on my frequency and started to call CQ. He completely ignored my objections.
So
we spent last 30 minutes of the contest fighting for the FREQ and trying to
make
contacts simultaneously. Honestly, in my 40 years of Contesting I never had a
chance to face such arrogant and selfish Op... Oh well. Times are changng I
guess.
Thanks to all for the Q's and see you in CW leg. CW is definitely becoming THE
MODE.

Yuri
 
W3HAC(K6ZO)   SOAB LP   238,8872014-10-29 18:30:31
It was nice to see 10 meters wide open. I could'nt beleive that I could work 102
dxcc countries with 100 watts and a vertical and dipole antenna.
 
K5GDX(@KA5VFU)   M/2 HP   1,526,8622014-10-29 18:35:50
Part time, mostly daytime. When 10 meters is red hot like this, phone can be
downright enjoyable for a change! Trying to run on any other band was a
struggle though. High MUF = short skip = too many walls of signals to break
through.

Thanks to KA5VFU & KB5CSQ for hosting. CU on CW,

-- Ray WQ5L
 
N8EBN   SOAB LP   82014-10-29 18:47:27
Wasn't really participating in the contest but made these two contacts. Too
much else going on this particular weekend. Will try again next year.
 
N8BC(K8BL)   SOAB(A) LP   11,2972014-10-29 19:34:46
Just playing to get Club points while not operating at K8AZ.
 
K8BL   SOAB(A) LP   28,1372014-10-29 19:37:49
Just playing to get Club points while not operating at K8AZ.
 
NE1B   SOAB HP   233,2882014-10-29 21:29:12
Limited time due to family activities, but really enjoyed hearing so many
contest friends. Only operated higher bands due to recently broken OCFD and
lack of repair time.
 
EA8OM(DJ1OJ)   SOAB Classic LP   1,049,9702014-10-29 21:32:57
IC-756PROIII 100W GPA-50 (10/15/20/80) dipole 40m

same amount of time as last year, but because my XYL still was in Munich
I could use my voice for some running periods and gained abt 400000 pts more
 
N2GC   M/S HP   2,773,8932014-10-29 22:59:10
IC756PRO3, TS-940S, AL-1200, TL-922
3el tribander @30' fixed on EU
40-10 fan dipole @35'
20-10 fan dipole @35'
80 dipole @40'

This was our first father and sons multi single in CQWW as my sons have been
licensed less than a year. It was also the first time using multiple
transmitters, amps and computers from this station so a few things had to be
done ahead of time. The shack was rewired to handle 2 amplifiers, a piexx
board was installed in the TS-940 to allow computer control, we had to move
equipment around to make two operating positions and we had to network the
computers. It all came together right before the starting bell!

The contest was a blast! It doesn't get any better than watching your 11 year
old son run a 160 hour on 10 meters while dad plays dx'er on the other bands:)
Unfortunately we had a busy schedule this weekend with baseball games, work
and
social activities so we were only able to keep at least one seat warm for 38
hours. That was the only dissapointment especially since some of the hours
lost
were during prime time. During the contest it was nice to say hello to many of
the people that I met at WRTC this past July.

A funny thing happened after the contest. My 11 year old son came home from
school on Monday and tells me that they are learning about Turkey in social
studies class. The teacher was explaining to the class that part of Turkey is
in Europe and part in Asia. My son said I knew that already because I worked
both in the contest.

Look for us in the 10 meter contest as we will be MS again. Hopefully we will
have similar conditions.

73 Mike N2GC
 
OK5W(@OK1KSO)   M/S HP   11,657,7712014-10-30 00:53:58
We had some problems first day with rotators at 40,15,10m.

NA pileups at 15/10 was very huge, especially on sunday.

Thanks for QSOs and see you in CQ WW CW again.

OK5W crew




-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 10 31 109 6 0 0 156 156 2.6
0100 9 10 146 10 0 0 175 331 5.5
0200 7 6 113 5 0 0 131 462 7.6
0300 3 7 99 0 0 0 109 571 9.4
0400 3 1 37 0 14 0 55 626 10.3
0500 0 65 29 9 13 12 128 754 12.5
0600 0 0 53 21 62 25 161 915 15.1
0700 0 0 0 15 83 73 171 1086 17.9
0800 0 0 0 22 51 42 115 1201 19.8
0900 0 0 0 1 108 45 154 1355 22.4
1000 0 0 0 53 11 20 84 1439 23.8
1100 0 0 0 11 56 50 117 1556 25.7
1200 0 0 0 2 38 94 134 1690 27.9
1300 0 0 0 5 20 74 99 1789 29.5
1400 0 0 0 5 4 140 149 1938 32.0
1500 0 2 0 5 2 147 156 2094 34.6
1600 0 2 9 0 4 183 198 2292 37.9
1700 0 1 6 3 116 56 182 2474 40.9
1800 0 0 2 6 156 2 166 2640 43.6
1900 0 3 0 55 36 0 94 2734 45.2
2000 0 1 5 40 8 0 54 2788 46.0
2100 3 1 144 4 0 0 152 2940 48.6
2200 1 2 84 2 0 0 89 3029 50.0
2300 2 7 49 0 0 0 58 3087 51.0
0000 1 31 22 1 0 0 55 3142 51.9
0100 2 0 130 4 0 0 136 3278 54.1
0200 0 1 143 2 0 0 146 3424 56.5
0300 2 137 3 2 0 0 144 3568 58.9
0400 1 3 69 0 0 0 73 3641 60.1
0500 0 56 33 0 1 2 92 3733 61.7
0600 0 0 73 30 40 2 145 3878 64.0
0700 0 0 0 0 33 95 128 4006 66.2
0800 0 0 0 1 42 60 103 4109 67.9
0900 0 0 0 0 58 46 104 4213 69.6
1000 0 0 0 146 4 7 157 4370 72.2
1100 0 0 0 0 100 18 118 4488 74.1
1200 0 0 0 0 3 133 136 4624 76.4
1300 0 0 0 0 84 27 111 4735 78.2
1400 0 0 0 15 59 23 97 4832 79.8
1500 0 0 0 1 0 193 194 5026 83.0
1600 0 0 0 0 2 163 165 5191 85.7
1700 0 1 0 0 141 19 161 5352 88.4
1800 0 0 2 110 29 0 141 5493 90.7
1900 0 0 2 163 0 0 165 5658 93.4
2000 1 0 1 144 0 0 146 5804 95.9
2100 0 0 103 9 0 0 112 5916 97.7
2200 10 31 25 1 0 0 67 5983 98.8
2300 12 32 20 8 0 0 72 6055 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 67 431 1511 917 1378 1751 6055

Gross QSOs=6142 Dupes=87 Net QSOs=6055

Unique callsigns worked = 4250

The best 60 minute rate was 212/hour from 1609 to 1708
The best 30 minute rate was 240/hour from 1644 to 1713
The best 10 minute rate was 288/hour from 1645 to 1654

The best 1 minute rates were:
8 QSOs/minute 1 times.
7 QSOs/minute 9 times.
6 QSOs/minute 36 times.
5 QSOs/minute 148 times.
4 QSOs/minute 316 times.
3 QSOs/minute 568 times.
2 QSOs/minute 671 times.
1 QSOs/minute 718 times.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 0 89 700 418 523 1032 2762 45.6
South America 0 6 23 22 37 48 136 2.2
Europe 62 312 616 400 507 367 2264 37.4
Asia 3 14 148 47 255 257 724 12.0
Africa 2 6 12 15 29 26 90 1.5
Oceania 0 4 12 15 27 21 79 1.3
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 67 431 1511 917 1378 1751 6055

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 44
4 2381
5 2017
6 1540
7 24
8 24
9 16
10 8
11 1

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
3D2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
3W 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
4J 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.1
4L 0 2 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
4O 1 2 1 2 1 1 8 0.1
*4U1V 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4W 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
4X 0 1 1 1 2 3 8 0.1
5B 1 1 2 2 2 6 14 0.2
5R 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
5Z 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
6Y 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
7X 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
8P 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
8R 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9A 3 6 14 8 6 5 42 0.7
9H 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9K 0 2 2 1 1 2 8 0.1
9M2 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
9V 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0.0
9Y 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
A6 0 0 3 1 1 3 8 0.1
A7 0 1 2 1 2 2 8 0.1
A9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0.1
BY 0 0 13 2 17 25 57 0.9
C3 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
C6 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
C9 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
CE 0 0 3 1 2 2 8 0.1
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CM 0 1 5 2 1 1 10 0.2
CN 1 2 3 3 4 3 16 0.3
CT 0 2 9 5 9 12 37 0.6
CT3 0 1 1 1 4 3 10 0.2
CU 0 0 2 1 1 1 5 0.1
CX 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
D4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
DL 5 48 65 39 41 55 253 4.2
DU 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
E5/s 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
E7 1 2 1 4 1 1 10 0.2
EA 2 15 48 17 48 39 169 2.8
EA6 1 2 4 1 1 1 10 0.2
EA8 0 0 4 3 3 6 16 0.3
EA9 0 1 1 1 2 2 7 0.1
EI 1 5 5 2 7 4 24 0.4
EK 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
ER 1 2 2 1 1 0 7 0.1
ES 1 3 7 3 8 1 23 0.4
EU 2 4 15 3 9 1 34 0.6
EX 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
EY 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
F 1 13 20 10 7 9 60 1.0
FG 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
FH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FM 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
FO 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FO/m 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FP 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
FR 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
FY 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
G 1 15 38 15 16 8 93 1.5
GD 0 2 2 1 2 0 7 0.1
GI 0 1 5 1 1 1 9 0.1
GJ 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 0.1
GM 1 2 14 4 8 2 31 0.5
GU 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
GW 1 2 5 2 2 2 14 0.2
HA 1 8 12 7 3 4 35 0.6
HB 1 5 6 8 5 3 28 0.5
HB0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
HC 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
HI 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 0.1
HK 0 1 2 1 2 3 9 0.1
HL 0 0 4 1 1 5 11 0.2
HP 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
HR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
HS 0 0 3 1 2 7 13 0.2
HZ 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 0.1
I 1 18 44 41 25 19 148 2.4
*IG9 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 0.1
IS 0 1 4 1 4 1 11 0.2
*IT9 1 3 11 9 14 9 47 0.8
J3 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
J6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
J7 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
JA 0 1 69 13 134 112 329 5.4
JT 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
JW 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
JY 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
K 0 75 623 345 448 952 2443 40.3
KG4 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 0.1
KH0 0 1 1 1 3 2 8 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
KH6 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0.1
KL 0 0 0 6 2 1 9 0.1
KP2 0 2 2 2 3 2 11 0.2
KP4 0 1 4 2 1 7 15 0.2
LA 1 4 11 7 9 7 39 0.6
LU 0 0 0 3 4 12 19 0.3
LX 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.1
LY 3 5 10 6 4 3 31 0.5
LZ 2 2 5 7 9 2 27 0.4
OA 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
OD 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
OE 1 5 4 2 2 1 15 0.2
OH 1 9 11 7 21 9 58 1.0
OH0 1 2 1 1 3 1 9 0.1
OK 1 5 7 5 5 8 31 0.5
OM 1 5 8 5 2 6 27 0.4
ON 2 7 9 10 2 3 33 0.5
OY 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.0
OZ 1 5 11 11 2 6 36 0.6
P4 0 1 2 1 2 2 8 0.1
PA 2 11 22 29 8 16 88 1.5
PJ2 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
PJ4 0 1 2 1 1 2 7 0.1
PJ5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
PJ7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
PY 0 2 8 6 16 14 46 0.8
PZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
S5 1 4 9 7 5 5 31 0.5
S7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
SM 1 9 15 12 12 9 58 1.0
SP 6 20 28 20 17 10 101 1.7
SV 1 3 7 5 9 4 29 0.5
SV5 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
SV9 0 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.1
T8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
TA 0 0 8 3 11 3 25 0.4
*TA1 0 0 2 2 1 1 6 0.1
TF 0 1 1 0 3 3 8 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
TI 0 0 2 1 1 1 5 0.1
TJ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TK 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
TR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
UA 3 21 55 31 93 61 264 4.4
UA2 1 1 1 3 1 1 8 0.1
UA9 1 3 26 7 56 50 143 2.4
UK 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
UN 1 1 3 1 6 12 24 0.4
UR 1 13 34 17 43 8 116 1.9
V2 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
V3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
V4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VE 0 5 46 49 49 37 186 3.1
VK 0 0 2 2 4 6 14 0.2
VK9L 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
VK9X 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
VP5 0 1 2 1 2 1 7 0.1
VP9 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
VR 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
VU 0 0 2 0 3 5 10 0.2
XE 0 0 1 0 2 9 12 0.2
XW 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
XX9 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.0
YA 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
YB 0 0 5 2 7 4 18 0.3
YL 1 1 4 2 3 3 14 0.2
YN 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
YO 1 7 13 6 10 3 40 0.7
YS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
YU 1 4 7 7 5 4 28 0.5
YV 0 1 4 1 2 4 12 0.2
Z3 1 1 1 3 4 1 11 0.2
*Z6 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.1
ZA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
ZD7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ZD8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
ZF 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
ZL 0 1 1 2 4 2 10 0.2
ZP 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.1
ZS 0 0 1 2 7 1 11 0.2
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 67 431 1511 917 1378 1751 6055

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 0 67 449 234 252 483 1485 24.5
14 23 151 293 179 188 186 1020 16.8
04 0 13 208 118 161 436 936 15.5
15 28 107 186 146 138 95 700 11.6
16 7 40 107 52 144 68 418 6.9
25 0 1 73 14 135 117 340 5.6
03 0 0 15 41 82 71 209 3.5
20 5 15 40 30 48 27 165 2.7
17 2 3 12 6 35 36 94 1.6
08 0 8 22 14 17 24 85 1.4
18 0 1 13 3 28 28 73 1.2
24 0 0 13 4 19 29 65 1.1
33 2 6 10 10 15 16 59 1.0
11 0 2 8 7 18 16 51 0.8
21 0 6 10 6 11 13 46 0.8
09 0 4 11 7 9 15 46 0.8
28 0 0 8 4 8 7 27 0.4
13 0 0 0 4 6 13 23 0.4
26 0 0 4 2 3 10 19 0.3
07 0 0 4 2 4 7 17 0.3
27 0 1 3 3 6 4 17 0.3
30 0 1 2 2 5 5 15 0.2
32 0 1 1 3 5 4 14 0.2
06 0 0 1 0 2 9 12 0.2
19 0 0 4 1 4 3 12 0.2
01 0 0 0 7 4 1 12 0.2
40 0 1 2 1 4 3 11 0.2
38 0 0 1 2 7 1 11 0.2
39 0 0 1 2 3 4 10 0.2
22 0 0 2 0 3 5 10 0.2
29 0 1 1 3 1 3 9 0.1
23 0 1 2 2 1 2 8 0.1
12 0 0 3 1 2 2 8 0.1
10 0 0 1 2 2 2 7 0.1
02 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.1
31 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.1
36 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0.1
37 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.0
35 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 67 431 1511 917 1378 1751 6055

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 3159
2 bands 639
3 bands 261
4 bands 129
5 bands 53
6 bands 9

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

LZ5R LZ9W RM5A GJ2A CN3A 4O3A
II9P P33W IO9Y

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 17 141 735 426 709 1131
 
NØKE   SOAB HP   1,138,0042014-10-30 01:01:35
Great conditions, lots of activity!
 
IQ9BT(IT9SPB)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   827,4852014-10-30 01:47:11
tnx to @LL cu next Contest...
 
IB9T   M/2 HP   15,055,2002014-10-30 06:03:24
See you in next CW leg!
 
N4EK   SOAB LP   217,0072014-10-30 06:37:25
Part time effort on Sat and Sun. The audio from some operators seem's to be
getting worse. There were some I could not make out at all.
 
3B8HA(GØCKV)   SOAB LP   210,8162014-10-30 06:44:13
Except for a one-off foray into the deep forests of OH-land a few years ago this
was my first CQWWSSB since the 1960s(!). For our traditional family vacation in
3B8 I negotiated permission from the hotel to put up some discrete antennas and
from the XYL to bring some radio gear. It was always going to be a low-key
affair but a high noise level at the hotel killed 40m entirely and made the
thought of running on any band a non-starter. With parallel vertical dipoles
for 10/15 and a quarter-wave vertical with two elevated radials for 20 close to
the beach (10-15m away and 4-5m above with the help of a coconut palm tree) I
tried to get the antennas as far away from the building as possible and daytime
noise was down to S3 on 10 and S5 on 15 and 20. Dusk and the external lighting
on the grounds added two S-units of noise during the dark hours until after
sunrise.

My real interest in this was at any rate not to run pileups. I have little
experience from operating from the tropics so I saw this as a learning
opportunity. The high solar flux and the X-ray events made propagation quite
educational. I am still trying to reconcile what I heard and when with what
VOACAP was trying to tell me. 20m behaved as expected more or less like 80 in
northern European summer-time, totally dead during the day. 15 was not much
better daytime. I was surprised how late 15/10 opened in the morning but then
my little wires were not in a good location for NE/E.

Trying my KPA500 I produced interesting sound effects in one of the hotel
restaurants close to my antennas - I thought it sounded better than the canned
music they were playing but my opinion is of course biased. Prudence thus kept
this to a LP effort and even lower-key than originally planned.

The big surprise was 20m after midnight GMT - US stations were many and strong
and even my puny signals seemed to do well. My antenna modelling suggests that
my verticals away from and above the sea should do very well at extreme low
angles towards the NW from here so it does make some sense. EU and most other
signals were generally weak but then of course 3B8 is off the back and side of
beams from almost all locations in this world except possibly for NA beaming
EU. Loads of stations missed 3B8 and perhaps zone 39 because they were too
comfortable running easy pile-ups rather than digging me out. Some of the
smarter/big gun operators QSY'd me around 10-15-20 with great success. I have
never had such a high proportion of QSYs in my log before.

It was great to work so many of the WRTC organizers and participants. Listening
to my WRTC team-mate Mark M0DXR running extremely fast as P3F was music to my
ears.

I will continue to play for an hour or so per day from this 3B8 location (CW of
course), then continue the adventure from 3B9 for a week before getting back to
another location on 3B8 for CQWWCW disguised as 3B8MU and for that a few
friends will join. The plan is a more committed effort on CW, hopefully on all
bands. But it is all a bit of a gamble - we don't know if that location also
will be noisy, nor do we know how easy it would be to site some simple antennas
there. We will however have fun and we will enjoy Mauritius.
 
YU7AV   SOAB Classic HP   906,7322014-10-30 07:12:48
73!
See You in CW part

Voja
 
JA8RWU   SOSB/10 HP   688,8362014-10-30 07:54:07
First time ever 10m single for CQWW. Tried 10m during good condx season before
waiting for the next sunspot cycle. Enjoyed and had fun!
 
NR5M   SOAB HP   3,995,0402014-10-30 09:24:47
Started out as a full time effort. Several radio glitches and operator errors
led to a less than outstanding result. Great propagation. Just wish I could
have taken better advantage of it. Had lots of fun through most of the
contest. Maybe next year!

George, NR5M
 
KH7XX(@KH6YY)   M/M HP   18,202,4572014-10-30 13:10:41
Thanks to KH6YY for graciously hosting us once again.

Mahalo for all the Qs!
 
II4CDN(IK4AUY)   SOSB/10 HP   310,8342014-10-30 15:49:18
Nice to partecipate CQWW contest on 10m with this special call that I4KMW
applied for ARI Bologna members, to commemorate 50 years anniversary of
North Cross Radiotelescope in Medicina - Bologna. In 1975 was made from
there the first 432MHz Moon bounce EME cw qso from I4BER team to SK6AB
in Goteborg Sweden. II4CDN operated from IK4AUY Home station for this contest.
Ant 3el, power out 500WPep, TS590. QSL Via IZ4FUE direct or via buro.
 
8P5A(W2SC)   SOAB HP   15,507,0902014-10-30 16:35:31
Rough weekend but still a lot of fun

The miserable low band conditions and flares are well documented. I also had
the opportunity to relocate the shack from a small, very cramped room to a much
larger space when it became available. However, some station issues arose
during contest as a result of the move. In addition, I lost power for 90
minutes on Sunday.

Despite the setbacks, the great high band conditions make it all worthwhile.

Thanks to everyone for the Q's and moves. Also to the CQWW committee for this
great event

73, Tom W2SC

QSL via LotW or NN1N
 
WE3C   M/M HP   18,119,3182014-10-30 16:48:41
Congratulations to Team K3LR for an outstanding score. Tim, you set a very high
bar!

The WE3C team completely rebuilt the shack operating positions in October. In
true ham spirit, finishing touches were being applied on the Friday afternoon,
but by contest time, we were ready to enter the fray. As other have noted,
"There's no meters like 10 meters," but conditions on the low bands
were not so good. No matter, the team pressed on, and the maiden voyage of the
new gear was completed with no smoke being released.

The antenna farm continues to improve, with separate stacks available for run
and S&P stations on the high bands for the first time. The diversity
proved very helpful, and we are looking forward to improvements in operating
strategies that this new capability provides. Improvements in 160 and 80m
antennas are also planned.

It should be noted that information/photos at www.we3c.com are dated, and
largely incorrect. We will be working on updating the site with current
info/photos in the near future.

Thanks to CQ/WWROF for sponsoring The Big One, and to all the operators
worldwide who ended up in our log. We are really looking forward to the CW
portion, with hopes that we can get a repeat of the great 10m conditions.

73 for the WE3C Team - Dave N3RD
 
K3EST(@N6RO)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   801,3572014-10-30 17:30:52
Thanks to Ken, N6RO for the use of his great station! Almost no runs to
Europe..almost all were S&P! On Sunday one European run lasted 45 mins.
First time in 56 years missed zone 35! Friday night was a blast! Worked ~ 1/3
of all my contacts in the entire contest in the first 5 hours! Can't compete
with stations in the Northwest...they can work Europe very well.
 
HA3DX(HA4XH)   SOAB(A) LP   2,788,7652014-10-30 18:04:49
Hard-luck that we lost our brand new AD-14CQ/C 4 element Qubical Quad (20m, 15m,
10m) with 18 mts mast and ME1200-H 1 KW linear too because of a direct lighting
stroke just 2 days before contest started. Good luck that still remain our low
power setup for contest.

Rig: YAESU FT2000

Antennas : 5 el monobander Long John Yagis for 28-21-14MHz / Bisquare antennas
3pcs for14MHz (NW-SE/W-E/SW-NE)/ Lazy-H antennas for 7 MHZ (NW-SE/SW-NE) /
Single Quads for 3,5MHz (SW-NE)&(NW-SE)/ Delta loops for 1.8-Mhz
(NW-SE/SW-NE)/K9AY/.

CQ WW DX is great as always.

73's from Hungary

Charlie (HA4XH)
 
W4AAA(KK9A)   SOSB/40 HP   617,4342014-10-30 19:23:38
With a solar flux index over 200 I did not plan on operating 40m again this year
but unfortunately I discovered a new power line noise problem. The bad insulator
is on a pole about 400 feet (120 meters) east of my house and it creates S9
noise on 10m and 15m. The noise is less on 20m and barely noticeable on 40m,
especially with all of the contest splatter. I had a similar problem on a
different pole last year and it took months to get repaired so it was just not
possible to get this issue fixed in time for CQWW. With these solar conditions
it would have been more fun to be on the higher bands but 40m was the only band
that I felt competitive on. It was still fun however with 20m open well into the
night many spent less time on the low bands and my openings to Asia were short.
I would like to thank everyone that battled the QRM and QRN to work me,
especially those in rare countries! Please QSL via WD9DZV.

73,
John KK9A
 
N8HM   SOSB(A)/10 LP   3,0022014-10-30 19:49:04
Radio - Yaesu FT-450D
Antenna - MFJ-1786 Magnetic Loop
 
VE3FU   SOSB(A)/10 LP   18,7852014-10-30 20:17:29
Remote from VO1 and not a lot of time to get on the air. No control over the
antennas so the tribanders were fixed on EU. Difficult to work stations off
the side. Seems like I worked a lot of EAs.

73,

Chris
 
HL5YI   SOAB HP   45,4262014-10-30 20:46:39
cuagn next contest G,L de hl5yi CHAE 73,,
 
N7BV   SOSB(A)/10 HP   158,2862014-10-30 23:20:21
Amazing props, like the whole world coming in at times.

A relaxed operation, learning how to use a mic again.

Thanks for all the QSO's.

73, Chuck
 
OM7RU   SOAB HP   2,049,5092014-10-30 23:38:30
Fortunately great CONDX especially on high bands.
Unfortunately strong QRM 59 to 59 + 10 dB across all three high bands, seems to
be strong local industrial QRM. I am not sure, if I will be able to solve it...

QRM caused, that I rotated to only one direction with low QRM level: to JA on
Saturday. I decided to use other way on Sunday. I switched on all filters and
tried to read NA and SA signals and it works quite nice.

I need to improve S/P for mults. Too few MULTS compared with stations with
similar numbers of QSOs...

I also miss low bands RX ANT. All components of RX loops were ready to install
in the garden. But I gave up due to well known reason of this year: wet, rain,
mud... Hope in better weather conditions during one month till CW leg.

Thanks to all participant, you are the reason of a lot great experiences during
pileups of peaks over 250 QSO/h on all bands, including Top Band.


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

Antennas:
160m: Vertical (35m tower + 2 elevated radials)
80m: OptiBeam OB1-80 rotary dipole @34m
40m: InvVee @21m
20, 15, 10m: Cushcraft A4S 3 el. tribander @31m

73!
Riki, OM7RU

www.tucek.sk/om7ru
 
OH5Z   M/S HP   7,615,2002014-10-31 00:14:45
Yet another CQWW SSB behind us. The conditions were really disturbed and aurora
hit us bad this time. Low band multipliers are low compared to our plan but
this time we just couldn't find or work any more. OH2BU and OH7CW did a
terrific job on the multiplier stations and really milked out the bands.

There are some stations the contesting community should collect money for
receivers. They have transmitters covered very well but seems that they don't
own receivers at all. LZ9W is the worst who calls and calls and calls all the
time without listening at all. There are others as well and you know who you
are. To me it's unsportsmanlike conduct and you all should be disqualified.

Anyway had fun and we will be back in CQWW CW.

73,
Juha OH6XX
 
ED7P(@EA7PP)   M/S HP   10,994,3692014-10-31 02:56:11
In spite of the solar flares, which produced several blackouts over the contest,
the 10 and 15 m conditions were very good but not so good in the lower bands.
We enjoyed a lot as always. Thanks all for calling us and see you in the CW
part.

73
 
RU9CZD(N5ZO)   SOAB HP   6,650,2082014-10-31 04:39:43
Big thanks to Wadim R9DX for allowing me to operate zone 17 from his very well
designed station. Also thanks to Igor UA9CDC and Oleg UA9CDV and Wadim's wife
Irina for all the logistics support before and during my week+ long stay in
Ekaterinburg area in Russia. Again, new frienships were made during this trip
which is one of the most important reward of these travels. Also thanks to my
friend Anatoly RC9O for making initial inquiries around z 17 and making
introductions with Wadim.

I arrived to station late night on Sunday after flying over 13 timezones, and
it was indeed good to get to destination early in order to adjust internal
clock which took me all week and I wasn't really sleeping well for many nights.
Igor was explaining to me about high oxygen content on air which makes body to
think it needs less sleep. I'm not sure if I experienced that or just jet lag
or combination, but 1st good night sleep I had on Monday night after the
contest... But in z 17 contest begins at 6 am local time, so start time was
going to be sort of optimal even if I was still somewhat sleep deprived at
start and I decided to go for full 48 hrs even when I knew that I would be
struggling for few hours on Sunday afternoon.

There were only few items to adjust and fix during the week leading to contest,
so I had some time to explore propagation also b4 the contest. As Wadim went to
CT9 to do his SOSB 15 operation one of the PCs travelled with him and
replacement was installed for main radio at the station. During the week I
found strange PTT hang up problem with it and I thought I had it figured out
and taken care of on Thursday as I did not see it any more, but then of course
it reappeared again 10 hrs into the contest causing my main radio PTT to not
activate after transmission with 2nd radio on certain band combinations. Cure
was to boot main radio PC which I did several times during the contest and
finally settled to use 2nd radio for transmit very little or on certain bands
only like on low bands where problem seemed to happen less.

Interesting challenge again was to operate 600+ QSOs with Russian stations (and
hundreds of East Europeans too) which all 1st came back to me in Russian
language, and on 2nd repeat usually still in Russian, often on 3rd try too.
Few of them ran away when I could only reply in English. This language issue
slowed me down quite a bit all through the contest. It seemed to improve
towards end when they started to remember me and I think I began to pick up
some Russian phonetics too. Thank you all for your patience. It was still
great fun for everyone !

After contest analysis reveals that I may have missed some of the great 10 m
conditions on 2nd day and was instead on 15 and 20 perhaps too much. There was
other reason for it too, as when I got to 10 m on Sunday there was strange
jamming or radar signal there which made it quite useless above 28550 and it
was WIDE (100s of kHz), LOUD and lasted for hours. During this QRM I was not
able to use the space on 10 m. During the week before the contest I saw
similar wide transmission on 20 m too.

I had great trip to Ekaterinburg and it is always interesting to see how others
are doing things and how stations are built and configured and what kind of
capabilities different stations have. I had countless antennas on my disposal
and possibility to transmit and receive multiple directions at same time. Like
I was able to listen on main radio main receiver from West and have South and
East on my right ear with main radio 2nd receiver. Lot of this advance
capability takes lot of practice to take full advantage, but I saw many
benefits of this when say 3B8 or AH0 called me on my right ear while I was
running Europe. As I'm building my own small station at home all this gave me
some ideas what I could try to do at home too. Station had also big yagi
separated from main antennas to be able to do in band SO2R but I decided
already before the contest that it was too much going on already without it.
All antennas I tried at Wadim's place worked excellent, I'm very impressed and
his station is indeed one of the most advanced single op stations I have seen.

This was my 21st zone to operate CQWW from, so there is 19 more to go. No new
zone during CW weekend though as I will be back at ZD8O for CW this time. Tnx
for QSOs on this one and see you all again on CW ! 73 de Marko N5ZO
 
W1KYD   SOAB Classic LP   22,5682014-10-31 06:55:29
Fun first contest! Only using a dipole.

73

Jason
W1KYD
 
OM2VL(@OM8A)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,588,0802014-10-31 08:02:23
Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 10 | TOTAL
==========================
1A | EU | |
1S | AS | |
3A | EU | |
3B6 | AF | |
3B8 | AF | 1 | 1
3B9 | AF | |
3C | AF | |
3C0 | AF | |
3D2 | OC | 1 | 1
3D2/c | OC | |
3D2/r | OC | |
3DA | AF | 1 | 1
3V | AF | |
3W | AS | 2 | 2
3X | AF | |
3Y/b | AF | |
3Y/p | SA | |
4J | AS | 1 | 1
4L | AS | 1 | 1
4O | EU | 1 | 1
4S | AS | |
4U1I | EU | |
4U1U | NA | |
4U1V | EU | |
4W | OC | 1 | 1
4X | AS | 8 | 8
5A | AF | |
5B | AS | 8 | 8
5H | AF | 1 | 1
5N | AF | |
5R | AF | 1 | 1
5T | AF | |
5U | AF | |
5V | AF | |
5W | OC | |
5X | AF | |
5Z | AF | |
6W | AF | 2 | 2
6Y | NA | 1 | 1
7O | AS | |
7P | AF | |
7Q | AF | |
7X | AF | 1 | 1
8P | NA | 3 | 3
8Q | AS | |
8R | SA | |
9A | EU | 19 | 19
9G | AF | |
9H | EU | 1 | 1
9J | AF | |
9K | AS | 2 | 2
9L | AF | |
9M2 | AS | 6 | 6
9M6 | OC | |
9N | AS | |
9Q | AF | |
9U | AF | |
9V | AS | 1 | 1
9X | AF | |
9Y | SA | 1 | 1
A2 | AF | |
A3 | OC | |
A4 | AS | |
A5 | AS | |
A6 | AS | 5 | 5
A7 | AS | 2 | 2
A9 | AS | 1 | 1
AP | AS | |
BS7 | AS | |
BV | AS | 4 | 4
BV9P | AS | |
BY | AS | 56 | 56
C2 | OC | |
C3 | EU | 1 | 1
C5 | AF | |
C6 | NA | 1 | 1
C9 | AF | 1 | 1
CE | SA | 16 | 16
CE0X | SA | |
CE0Y | SA | |
CE0Z | SA | |
CE9 | SA | |
CM | NA | 3 | 3
CN | AF | 3 | 3
CP | SA | |
CT | EU | 18 | 18
CT3 | AF | 2 | 2
CU | EU | 1 | 1
CX | SA | 6 | 6
CY0 | NA | |
CY9 | NA | |
D2 | AF | |
D4 | AF | |
D6 | AF | |
DL | EU | 117 | 117
DU | OC | 4 | 4
E3 | AF | |
E4 | AS | |
E5/n | OC | |
E5/s | OC | 1 | 1
E6 | OC | |
E7 | EU | 2 | 2
EA | EU | 109 | 109
EA6 | EU | 2 | 2
EA8 | AF | 11 | 11
EA9 | AF | 2 | 2
EI | EU | 18 | 18
EK | AS | 1 | 1
EL | AF | |
EP | AS | |
ER | EU | |
ES | EU | 3 | 3
ET | AF | |
EU | EU | 5 | 5
EX | AS | 1 | 1
EY | AS | 3 | 3
EZ | AS | |
F | EU | 26 | 26
FG | NA | 1 | 1
FH | AF | 1 | 1
FJ | NA | |
FK | OC | |
FK/c | OC | |
FM | NA | 2 | 2
FO | OC | |
FO/a | OC | |
FO/c | NA | |
FO/m | OC | 1 | 1
FP | NA | |
FR | AF | 1 | 1
FS | NA | |
FT/g | AF | |
FT/j | AF | |
FT/t | AF | |
FT/w | AF | |
FT/x | AF | |
FT/z | AF | |
FW | OC | |
FY | SA | 1 | 1
G | EU | 42 | 42
GD | EU | 2 | 2
GI | EU | 11 | 11
GJ | EU | 1 | 1
GM/s | EU | |
GM | EU | 12 | 12
GU | EU | 1 | 1
GW | EU | 9 | 9
H4 | OC | |
H40 | OC | |
HA | EU | 16 | 16
HB | EU | 10 | 10
HB0 | EU | 1 | 1
HC | SA | 1 | 1
HC8 | SA | |
HH | NA | |
HI | NA | 1 | 1
HK | SA | 4 | 4
HK0/a | NA | |
HK0/m | SA | |
HL | AS | 9 | 9
HP | NA | 1 | 1
HR | NA | 1 | 1
HS | AS | 12 | 12
HV | EU | |
HZ | AS | 2 | 2
I | EU | 77 | 77
IG9 | AF | 1 | 1
IS | EU | 2 | 2
IT9 | EU | 20 | 20
J2 | AF | |
J3 | NA | 1 | 1
J5 | AF | |
J6 | NA | 1 | 1
J7 | NA | 1 | 1
J8 | NA | |
JA | AS | 317 | 317
JD/m | OC | |
JD/o | AS | |
JT | AS | 3 | 3
JW | EU | |
JW/b | EU | |
JX | EU | |
JY | AS | 1 | 1
K | NA | 1268 | 1268
KG4 | NA | |
KH0 | OC | 2 | 2
KH1 | OC | |
KH2 | OC | 2 | 2
KH3 | OC | |
KH4 | OC | |
KH5 | OC | |
KH5K | OC | |
KH6 | OC | |
KH7K | OC | |
KH8 | OC | |
KH8/s | OC | |
KH9 | OC | |
KL | NA | 3 | 3
KP1 | NA | |
KP2 | NA | 2 | 2
KP4 | NA | 12 | 12
KP5 | NA | |
LA | EU | 15 | 15
LU | SA | 38 | 38
LX | EU | 3 | 3
LY | EU | 8 | 8
LZ | EU | 7 | 7
OA | SA | 1 | 1
OD | AS | 1 | 1
OE | EU | 8 | 8
OH | EU | 31 | 31
OH0 | EU | 2 | 2
OJ0 | EU | |
OK | EU | 26 | 26
OM | EU | 15 | 15
ON | EU | 11 | 11
OX | NA | |
OY | EU | 2 | 2
OZ | EU | 13 | 13
P2 | OC | |
P4 | SA | 4 | 4
P5 | AS | |
PA | EU | 18 | 18
PJ2 | SA | 1 | 1
PJ4 | SA | 2 | 2
PJ5 | NA | 1 | 1
PJ7 | NA | |
PY | SA | 72 | 72
PY0F | SA | |
PY0S | SA | |
PY0T | SA | |
PZ | SA | 1 | 1
R1FJ | EU | |
S0 | AF | 1 | 1
S2 | AS | |
S5 | EU | 25 | 25
S7 | AF | 1 | 1
S9 | AF | |
SM | EU | 23 | 23
SP | EU | 37 | 37
ST | AF | |
SU | AF | 1 | 1
SV | EU | 17 | 17
SV/a | EU | |
SV5 | EU | 1 | 1
SV9 | EU | 1 | 1
T2 | OC | |
T30 | OC | |
T31 | OC | |
T32 | OC | |
T33 | OC | |
T5 | AF | |
T7 | EU | |
T8 | OC | |
TA | AS | 4 | 4
TA1 | EU | 1 | 1
TF | EU | 4 | 4
TG | NA | 2 | 2
TI | NA | 2 | 2
TI9 | NA | |
TJ | AF | |
TK | EU | 2 | 2
TL | AF | |
TN | AF | |
TR | AF | 1 | 1
TT | AF | |
TU | AF | |
TY | AF | |
TZ | AF | |
UA | EU | 123 | 123
UA2 | EU | 2 | 2
UA9 | AS | 120 | 120
UK | AS | 1 | 1
UN | AS | 19 | 19
UR | EU | 18 | 18
V2 | NA | 1 | 1
V3 | NA | 1 | 1
V4 | NA | 1 | 1
V5 | AF | 1 | 1
V6 | OC | |
V7 | OC | |
V8 | OC | |
VE | NA | 74 | 74
VK | OC | 23 | 23
VK0H | AF | |
VK0M | OC | |
VK9C | OC | |
VK9L | OC | 1 | 1
VK9M | OC | |
VK9N | OC | |
VK9W | OC | |
VK9X | OC | 1 | 1
VP2E | NA | |
VP2M | NA | |
VP2V | NA | |
VP5 | NA | 2 | 2
VP6 | OC | |
VP6/d | OC | |
VP8 | SA | |
VP8/g | SA | |
VP8/h | SA | |
VP8/o | SA | |
VP8/s | SA | |
VP9 | NA | 1 | 1
VQ9 | AF | |
VR | AS | 2 | 2
VU | AS | 12 | 12
VU4 | AS | |
VU7 | AS | |
XE | NA | 11 | 11
XF4 | NA | |
XT | AF | |
XU | AS | |
XW | AS | 1 | 1
XX9 | AS | 1 | 1
XZ | AS | |
YA | AS | 1 | 1
YB | OC | 13 | 13
YI | AS | |
YJ | OC | |
YK | AS | |
YL | EU | 8 | 8
YN | NA | 1 | 1
YO | EU | 10 | 10
YS | NA | 1 | 1
YU | EU | 15 | 15
YV | SA | 5 | 5
YV0 | NA | |
Z2 | AF | |
Z3 | EU | 2 | 2
Z6 | EU | 1 | 1
Z8 | AF | |
ZA | EU | |
ZB | EU | |
ZC4 | AS | |
ZD7 | AF | 1 | 1
ZD8 | AF | 1 | 1
ZD9 | AF | 1 | 1
ZF | NA | 1 | 1
ZK3 | OC | |
ZL | OC | 3 | 3
ZL7 | OC | |
ZL8 | OC | |
ZL9 | OC | |
ZP | SA | 3 | 3
ZS | AF | 21 | 21
ZS8 | AF | |
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By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |
Total |
| | SSB | SSB | SSB | SSB | SSB | SSB |
|
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| 00 | | | | | | |
|
| 01 | | | | | | |
|
| 02 | | | | | | 1 |
1 |
| 03 | | | | | | 5 |
5 |
| 04 | | | | | | 15 |
15 |
| 05 | | | | | | 69 |
69 |
| 06 | | | | | | 94 |
94 |
| 07 | | | | | | 125 |
125 |
| 08 | | | | | | 93 |
93 |
| 09 | | | | | | 82 |
82 |
| 10 | | | | | | 51 |
51 |
| 11 | | | | | | 145 |
145 |
| 12 | | | | | | 126 |
126 |
| 13 | | | | | | 158 |
158 |
| 14 | | | | | | 173 |
173 |
| 15 | | | | | | 186 |
186 |
| 16 | | | | | | 195 |
195 |
| 17 | | | | | | 35 |
35 |
| 18 | | | | | | 12 |
12 |
| 19 | | | | | | 6 |
6 |
| 20 | | | | | | |
|
| 21 | | | | | | |
|
| 22 | | | | | | |
|
| 23 | | | | | | |
|
| 00 | | | | | | |
|
| 01 | | | | | | |
|
| 02 | | | | | | |
|
| 03 | | | | | | |
|
| 04 | | | | | | 3 |
3 |
| 05 | | | | | | 58 |
58 |
| 06 | | | | | | 115 |
115 |
| 07 | | | | | | 105 |
105 |
| 08 | | | | | | 96 |
96 |
| 09 | | | | | | 94 |
94 |
| 10 | | | | | | 46 |
46 |
| 11 | | | | | | 130 |
130 |
| 12 | | | | | | 140 |
140 |
| 13 | | | | | | 146 |
146 |
| 14 | | | | | | 147 |
147 |
| 15 | | | | | | 181 |
181 |
| 16 | | | | | | 139 |
139 |
| 17 | | | | | | 170 |
170 |
| 18 | | | | | | 95 |
95 |
| 19 | | | | | | 15 |
15 |
| 20 | | | | | | 1 |
1 |
| 21 | | | | | | |
|
| 22 | | | | | | |
|
| 23 | | | | | | |
|
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3252 |

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DJ6QT   M/S HP   5,478,0612014-10-31 09:28:56
We expected more, but antennas for mult/station defect an we
couldn't find the reason, badest score on 40m ever.
After the contest is beore the contest, lets fix everything.
 
VK9LM   M/M HP   23,347,1852014-10-31 09:29:12
We didn't reach our original target to beat the OC record (established 1990 by
KH0AM). But it should be good for a new Zone 30 record and the Oceania #1.

Conditions were really good on the high bands. But often too good. And we had
to listen NA talking with EU (if we even heard them) and barely someone turned
the antenna into our direction. After a DX cluster spot, we had excellent runs
to NA, JA and EU.

On the Low Bands the operators did their best to squeeze out the bands, but the
solar activity prevented more QSOs.

The callsign VK9LM was used to commemorate several ham radio activites from
Lord Howe Island by our friend Rudi Mueller DJ5CQ (sk 1995). Two of our team
members (DL3DXX and DL8WPX) operated with him from this island in the 1990's.

QSL will go via DJ2MX.
 
OH5BM   SOAB(A) LP   1,609,6482014-10-31 11:57:24
TNX FOR HEARING MY LOW POWER.
NOT ABLE TO RAISE PILEUPS, SO UP AND DOWN ON THE BAND S&P + CLUSTER TIP
CLICKING.
CNDX GENERALLY GOOD (SFI AROUND 200).
SUNDAY BETTER CNDX THAN SATURDAY 10M NICELY OPEN.
TAPANI, OH5BM
 
OK7K(OK1BN)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   1,658,7242014-10-31 12:57:27
NICE Contest! But 140 less than last year :-(
really close race with Laco OM2VL @ OM8A ;-)
Zone 34 is missing...

Used equipment:

FT-1000MP + ACOM2000A
Stack 7/7/7el G0KSC Design, boom 13,8m (all three rotatable together) @
30/24/18m
Stack 5/5el G0KSC Design, boom 6m @ 15m fully rotatable / @ 7m fix to SA
6el G0KSC Design, boom 10,7m @ 16m fix to JA
5el G0KSC Design, boom 6m @ 9m fix to ZS



Thank you everyone who called me during this contest!!!

See you in next contest:D

73 Petr OK1BN / OK7K

http://www.ok7k.estranky.cz/
 
VE3XN   SOAB(A) HP   2,049,2002014-10-31 13:12:26
Just like some of the other solar maxima for us old timers!
Thanks for the Qs
73
Garry
VE3XN
 
VA3MW   SOAB(A) HP   2,043,7602014-10-31 14:31:39
I have been working on my remote base for the better part of 8 years and I can
now finally say that I have everything working amazingly. The next change will
be the ability to use the Flex 6300 and replace the TS480. Thanks to all for
all the Q's.
 
VK4KW   M/2 HP   8,209,6412014-10-31 15:17:31
Thunderbolts and Lightning - PCs crashing and burning - Voice Keyers having a
chat amongst themselves - just the usual obstacles to over come...

Lost two hours one night due to a very big electrical storm, Chinese Dragon
parked on 80M Dx Window made contacts there hard to come by....

But ten shone - it was superb, even worked a double mult into Africa via the
USA for the 3rd last QSO...awesome conditions...

Thanks for all the QSOs and the fun times. See you next year

73 from the VK4KW Team
 
EU1A   SOAB(A) HP   6,289,0382014-10-31 16:10:28
Great activity! 10 wasn't so good as in 2013. Missed a lot of Q's and mults on
20. Thanks to all stations for calling!

73! Sergey EU1A
 
TK9R(IK8UND)   SOAB HP   7,987,0322014-10-31 16:54:23
The credit for this achievement goes to Patrick (TK5EP) who didn't give up we we
found his tribander destroyed on the floor, without any chance to fix it. No
frustration, he immediately found another small tribander (TNX TK5AE), and
immediately replace it. I will never say thanks enough, Patrick!
Another great issue was losing my almost perfect 160 mtrs vertical saturday
afternoon, I've used it only 30 minutes and only because it was already tuned
when I arrived (late!!) at the contest qth. What a pity I did not use more, I
surely lost a great number of easy mults. Despite all the problems, I made my
best ever qso number, so great fun! My best full hour was 255, and i reached
200+ qso per hour 8 times. Conditions were great on saturday, but very unstable
on sunday. Next target is SO2R, the only way to improve mults number.
Thanks to everyone who worked me, and cu next year. Congratulations to 8P5A.
73
Sal, IK8UND (TK9R)
 
WB8RFB   SOAB LP   1,4212014-10-31 20:43:13
Only had limited time to operate due to teaching schedule. Missed the big 10
meter opening.
 
JH5RXS   M/2 HP   11,399,5052014-10-31 21:33:15
see you again in cw part
Yukio JH5RXS
 
ZD8W(W6NV)   SOSB/15 HP   2,009,0002014-10-31 22:49:54
Good fun: field day set-up, power failures/back-up generator, solar blackout,
and RAF flight delays. Super time fishing and cook-out at Comfortless Bay
with Stedson ZD8S, Jorma OH2KI/ZD8X and Olli OH0XX/ZD8R.

See you next month from 3B8MU.

Oliver, W6NV/ZD8W
 
IR4M   M/S HP   14,916,0602014-11-01 00:33:55
Thanks to OM7M and 9A1P for the nice challenge!

See you in CW part.

IR4M Team
 
II9P   M/M HP   25,086,5822014-11-01 06:35:24
Well, another contest had another wonderful experience, the month of October was
not started in the best ways to ii9p but after days of hard work we managed to
arrive in time for the preparation of the station, first thank Antonello IT9EQO
our leader, without him it would not be possible to get to this point .......
thank Marcello IT9CJC for availability by that always have to accommodate to
his house and all of teami ii9p the desire and commitment demonstrated
throughout the year, but the biggest thank you to all the guests than come here
every contest from all over the world ........

WW2DX Lee, Ray W2RE, Vlad RC0F, Ken VE3LA, Nicolò IZ6TSA, Max IZ4DPV,
Giammarco IZ4ZAW, Orazio IT9DBF, Fabio IK8HJC, Max IZ8EPY, Sandro IV3SDE and
our LY5W Sam!!

After each contest by ii9p my theory continues to be successful, a good
operator is 10db more each antenna!!!

See you on CW, Carmelo IT9AUG.

II9P Arcibessi Contest and Dx Team.
 
KH6LC(N6TJ)   SOAB HP   5,922,0272014-11-01 07:29:38
Always an interesting challenge, and (kind of) fun. I operated my first CQ WW
Phone (it was AM back then) in 1955, and it's not getting any easier.
I was able to go 48-straight this year, and it was definitely taking its toll
by Sunday afternoon. I don't recommend it for you younger guys.......
No Zone 35!! No Zone 34. No long path to Europe on 15 and 10 this year which
significantly dropped the EU QSO count compared to last year. 160 was
non-existent for me.
The best part of CQ SSB is to have a brief connection with so many friends
worldwide.
Many thanks to Lloyd KH6LC for his always outstanding hospitality, friendship
and great cooking.
73 Jim Neiger N6TJ
 
CS2C(OK4PA)   SOSB/20 HP   1,299,4322014-11-01 08:29:21
 
W1FJ   SOAB(A) HP   695,1422014-11-01 09:19:11
Token effort, mostly S&P and dxing, just had some fun
 
TM6M(@F6KHM)   M/2 HP   23,925,4382014-11-01 11:14:54
Longtime without visit of Murphy this time we have some visit and, missed bit of
run!
Uppers bands were wide opened!
80/160 suffered a lots , some easy mults never heard/worked!
Never heard Z34 , seen some stations worked it!
Thanks all for qsos , cu next month for cw part!

Setup:
160m: 1/4wl shortened Vertical with radials
80m:sloper
40m: 2 elements DXBeam
20m: 6 elements DXBeam
15m: 6 elements DXBeam
10m: 6 elements DXBeam
Beverages
 
KD4D(@N3HBX)   SOSB/10 HP   1,152,2942014-11-01 11:44:57
What fun! I got the chance to use John's station Friday afternoon and decided
to go for MAXIMUM FUN! 10 meters was great - I had a blast. I wasn't trying
to compete, so I avoided all the usual frequency fights. Once, I ended up
RUNNING above 29MHz. :-) 177 JAs!

Thanks to John Evans, N3HBX, for letting me use his fine station. I think I
spent too much time using the 180ft antenna instead of the stacks during the
European openings. OY and HL were the biggest pileups.

Rates:
Date Hour Total KD4D Running Total
2014-10-25 0 35 35 35
2014-10-25 10 6 6 41
2014-10-25 11 142 142 183
2014-10-25 12 204 204 387
2014-10-25 13 203 203 590
2014-10-25 14 177 177 767
2014-10-25 15 129 129 896
2014-10-25 16 126 126 1022
2014-10-25 17 104 104 1126
2014-10-25 18 77 77 1203
2014-10-25 19 65 65 1268
2014-10-25 20 89 89 1357
2014-10-25 21 79 79 1436
2014-10-25 22 68 68 1504
2014-10-25 23 65 65 1569
2014-10-26 0 36 36 1605
2014-10-26 1 2 2 1607
2014-10-26 11 59 59 1666
2014-10-26 12 190 190 1856
2014-10-26 13 132 132 1988
2014-10-26 14 123 123 2111
2014-10-26 15 95 95 2206
2014-10-26 16 85 85 2291
2014-10-26 17 92 92 2383
2014-10-26 18 71 71 2454
2014-10-26 19 52 52 2506
2014-10-26 20 40 40 2546
2014-10-26 21 45 45 2591
2014-10-26 22 23 23 2614
2014-10-26 23 32 32 2646
Total All Hours 2646 2646 0

QSOs by country:

CountryPrefix Total KD4D
3B8 1 1
4J 1 1
4O 2 2
4W 1 1
4X 10 10
5B 4 4
6Y 1 1
8P 2 2
9A 29 29
9Y 1 1
A7 1 1
A9 1 1
BY 1 1
C3 1 1
CE 27 27
CM 2 2
CN 3 3
CT 16 16
CT3 4 4
CU 2 2
CX 8 8
DL 344 344
DU 1 1
E7 6 6
EA 106 106
EA6 4 4
EA8 10 10
EA9 1 1
EI 23 23
ER 5 5
ES 6 6
EU 12 12
F 84 84
FM 1 1
FY 1 1
G 169 169
GD 3 3
GI 13 13
GJ 1 1
GM 24 24
GU 3 3
GW 11 11
HA 27 27
HB 25 25
HB0 1 1
HC 1 1
HI 2 2
HK 6 6
HL 1 1
HP 2 2
HR 1 1
HZ 3 3
I 198 198
IG9 1 1
IS 4 4
IT9 24 24
J3 1 1
J7 1 1
JA 177 177
K 179 179
KG4 1 1
KH0 2 2
KH2 3 3
KH6 12 12
KL 4 4
KP2 4 4
KP4 13 13
LA 15 15
LU 48 48
LX 2 2
LY 18 18
LZ 16 16
OA 1 1
OD 1 1
OE 20 20
OH 23 23
OH0 2 2
OK 56 56
OM 20 20
ON 46 46
OX 1 1
OZ 23 23
P4 4 4
PA 96 96
PJ2 1 1
PJ4 1 1
PY 89 89
PZ 1 1
S5 30 30
S7 1 1
SM 31 31
SP 90 90
SV 9 9
SV9 3 3
TA 3 3
TA1 6 6
TF 2 2
TG 1 1
TI 3 3
TK 3 3
UA 100 100
UA2 3 3
UA9 3 3
UN 1 1
UR 58 58
V3 1 1
V4 1 1
VE 51 51
VK 11 11
VK9L 1 1
VP5 2 2
XE 9 9
YB 3 3
YL 8 8
YN 1 1
YO 32 32
YS 2 2
YU 24 24
YV 9 9
Z3 2 2
Z6 1 1
ZD8 1 1
ZF 1 1
ZL 1 1
ZP 5 5
ZS 10 10
Total 2646 2646
 
OG6N(OH6NIO)   SOAB(A) HP   2,925,8112014-11-01 13:16:41
This contest was a mixed effort of having fun, testing new equipment and chasing
DX.

I installed new power divider and 6-way relay boxes in good time. I was also
able to fix some old antenna issues mainly related to bad connectors. Power
dividers enabled me to split power between 2 towers or run each tower
independently on all bands.

Unfortunately there was not enough time to install Europe antennas on 10m and
15m. Even though my station was almost ready on Thursday it took me until 22 in
the evening when I finally made it to bed. I had only chance for a five hour nap
before the start. When I woke up I had overslept the start by almost three
quarters of an hour. I noticed that 15m was open to the states. Unfortunately
nobody came back to my CQ.

The propagation was much worse from here than last year due to the flares and
it really shows in the lack of stateside QSOs and low p/QSO. At times it was
quite enjoyable though.

I think I should have worked a bit more on 10m. Oddly enough I worked exactly
the same number of countries as I worked last year. I guess that I concentrated
more on working multipliers thanks to the fluctuating conditions.

There were some interruptions due to technical problems. I had to take a break
to fix a bad connector in the middle of a decent run on 15m when my stack
developed high SWR. I had some other issues that forced me to take some extra
breaks. A bad relay on the second amplifier made reception very difficult and
finally I had to give up using the second radio altogether. I hope that these
issues will be resolved before the CW part. I also hope that I will have time
to install the Europe beams for 15m and 10m.

Thanks for the QSOs!
 
KF2YP   SOAB LP   362014-11-01 13:38:06
Could only work 5 minutes this year. So it goes!
 
GM5X(GM4YXI)   SOAB HP   9,057,5912014-11-01 13:58:01
First CQWW SOAB since 2010 so nice to do it all again. Low bands very ordinary
but high bands wide open to Europe for hours on end, North America opened well
and some nice DX. JA and Eastern Russia on the other hand barely featured.
Great rates and steady activity helped fight off the need to sleep on Sunday.
Shocked to beat previous best score in SOAB (2004) by 50%.
Thanks to all who called and 73
Keith GM4YXI (GM5X)
 
KD7PCE   SOAB HP   503,5862014-11-01 14:36:12
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: OR
CALLSIGN: KD7PCE
CLUB: Willamette Valley DX Club
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED ALL HIGH SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 503586
OPERATORS: KD7PCE
NAME: Stephen
ADDRESS: Davis
ADDRESS: 18 Almond Way
ADDRESS: Creswell, OR 97426
ADDRESS: USA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V12.10.3
END-OF-LOG:
 
TO2A(N6KT)   SOSB/15 HP   2,779,9792014-11-01 22:33:33
Many thanks to hosts FY5SE and FY5YR!

Ran 500 watts to a 4 element yagi at 13 meters high, turned with a rope tied to
the boom.

73, Rich, N6KT/TO2A
 
GW4BLE   SOSB/20 HP   1,180,2002014-11-02 03:08:21
Target was the old 20m HP record for Wales, so pleased to see that beaten and
also hopefully now a reasonable overall placing in Europe.

contest audio can be heard at http://www.gw4ble.dxlist.co.uk

FTDX5000MP, Alpha 78 and TH11 @ approx. 15 metres.


Steve
GW4BLE
 
VB7C(VA7RR)   SOSB/20 HP   1,228,9962014-11-02 07:50:39
A big thanks to Allan, VE7SZ, for the use of his station while he was away for
the WW weekend with the team at CE3CT.

Conditions ranged from outstanding (one of the best evening polar openings
I've ever experienced between 03Z and 05Z on Saturday) to not-so-good (EU on
Saturday morning where a third of the stations I S&Ped could not hear me,
even when I was the only one calling).

It was only a so-so weekend for 3 pointers, but there were lots of USA
stations on the band, so I let it rip every time there was rate into the
States. It made for an overall fun weekend with quite a few big hours.

Thanks to everyone for the QSOs.

73,
Gary VA7RR
 
3G3O(CE3OP)   SOAB(A) HP   402,9712014-11-02 09:30:13
Bad propagation to Japan and Europe in my zone, Santiago of Chile.
 
AC4G   SOAB QRP   161,7452014-11-02 15:15:27
Operating QRP was not easy. QRP OP has to wait until the pile is gone
in many cases to make QSO. Sometimes with strong stations, was able
to bust pileup.

I was surprised at the good conditions on 10m and
the ability to work JA's. With good antennas even on the low bands,
QSOs were made, but with difficulty. It was difficult to bear not
making QSOS with BYs, HS0, DU, 9V, 9M, A7, A9, etc when I could copy
them fairly well.

Lots of fun, but don't think I will enter this
category for a long time. Thanks for all of the QSOs and pulling me out.
 
EA3QP(E3QP)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   914,9002014-11-03 08:09:01
Nice contest. Some blockouts during Saturday and Sunday morning due to Sun
conditions interesting backscatter propagation conditions listening
Meditarranean stations 9+ beaming to USA.

Ant: 4 el + 4el
K3 + Amp.

Eugeni -EA3QP
 
K7KU(KØKR)   SOSB/20 LP   171,2582014-11-03 08:49:11
This contest was very much a mixed bag for me, producing a score somewhat down
from 2013.

From my QTH, the only opening to Zone 26 was a fluttery scatter circuit peaking
around due north. No direct path ever materialized. Called several reasonably
loud stations in that Zone repeatedly without raising so much as a QRZ. Same
result with quite a few other needed multipliers over the weekend.

The important and usually productive hours of 1300 and 1400Z Saturday morning
proved a big disappointment this year.

Ah, the special pleasures of 20m low power under what were, in my neck of the
woods at least, rather disturbed conditions.

Other paths, at other times, though, seemed excellent. The often-tough Zone 22
was especially well represented.

Thanks for each and every Q!

73,

Bob, K0KR (op at K7KU)
 
DL2ARD   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,408,0352014-11-03 13:29:34
Setup : K3 + PA
Ant : 6ele@18m/6ele@18m/6ele@12m + 5ele@14m in different dir

400 JA's are ok but only 1350 US stn.
No runs dir NA during prime time because of very strong QRM Level.
Best runs 1 hour before the band closing and QRM level drops down 163/160.
TX Signal from the K3 is to clean.
In the past I did not have this problem with the FT 1k MKV.
Maybe it's time to downgrade the TX part ,hi.


73 de Oliver
dl2ard
 
YU2M   SOSB(A)/80 HP   20,3552014-11-03 17:57:41
Didn't work the first eve - at Sathurday early morning went to HA8 termal
pools.
Sathurday evening just couple of hours - too tired to wait USA openings. At
last, at Sunday started at afternoon till the end.

Used FT100D with GI7b PA ( cca 350W ) and dipole 9m over ground.
I had few runs of 5Q/min and it was good enough to make me happy...

Thanks all who heard and called me.
73 Nesa
 
N2YO   SOAB HP   21,4492014-11-03 20:51:41
73s de Ciprian N2YO
 
SV1JG   SOAB HP   1,271,8232014-11-04 01:31:34
Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : SV1JG
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator - Assisted (SOA)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 20
Locator :
Operating time : 19h54

BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 9 4 8 0 11 1.22
80 55 8 35 0 80 1.45
40 243 13 62 1 328 1.35
20 352 28 83 0 676 1.92
15 299 29 91 0 416 1.39
10 646 30 106 2 1048 1.62
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 1604 112 385 3 2559 1.60
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 1 271 823

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators :
Soapbox :


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LU2DKT   SOSB/160 HP   5702014-11-04 05:45:20
 
W1WBB   SOSB(A)/10 LP   79,3832014-11-04 13:46:50
Limited time, so entry as SOSB(A) on 10m. Made a few additional Q's on 20m.
 
TX7G   M/S HP   1,744,9412014-11-05 07:59:20
The TX7G DXpedition team had a great time operating from Nuku Hiva in the
Marquesas Islands (FO/m). We were the only station from this entity, so a
guaranteed multiplier. We were also in Zone 31 with Hawaii. Conditions were
generally good and we had some incredible runs, but despite good signal
reports, we struggled at times to hold a run frequency or keep busy until we
were spotted, then things would explode. It seems few people actually listen
any more and instead simply rely on the spotting networks to feed them
multipliers.

We made few S&P QSOs and generally found that many had difficulty parsing
the TX7G call sign causing many repeats.

We operated a total of ~22.5 hours with some breaks for promised RTTY
operations, and we had to stop early to make our flight off the island. We've
had some debate as to the effectiveness of the contest QSOs to our overall
DXpedition seeing as a large percentage of contacts were dupes from earlier in
the operation, but we had a fun time and were happy to give out the Qs and
multipliers from such an amazing island paradise.
 
K3SU   SOAB LP   723,5342014-11-06 11:05:11
This is my first time submitting to this site, so I am not sure I have completed
the required information correctly. I have not received a final report from the
CQWW SSB 2014 results.
Regards, K3SU
 
W2AXR(@K2ZJ)   SOAB Rookie HP   65,3522014-11-06 15:19:05
Thanks to K2ZJ for use of his station.
 
K7RI   SOAB HP   1,647,3602014-11-06 17:50:49
Started contest high power. Amplifier died Friday night.
Finished the rest of what I operated low power. What a drag.
Goal was to work at least 100 countries on 40 meters through 10 meters.
Would not have been surprised to miss goal on 40 but, with amp, would
have done it on 20, 15 and 10.

Missed at least another 20 countries on 10 that I heard but could not
break through the pile ups. Humbling experience, hi.
 
WB6BFG   SOSB/10 HP   38,1002014-11-25 11:08:05
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START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: SDG
CALLSIGN: WB6BFG
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 10M
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-TIME: 6-HOURS
CLAIMED-SCORE: 38100
CLUB: Southern California Contest Club
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CREATED-BY: WriteLog V11.01F
NAME: Wild Bill Wiederhold
ADDRESS: 2104 Poplar Rd.
ADDRESS-CITY: Oceanside
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: CA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 92058
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: U.S.A.
OPERATORS: WB6BFG
SOAPBOX: Visiters in from out of town, so only a got to play here and there.
END-OF-LOG: