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W2ASS   M/S HP   211,2342008-10-25 13:02:23
Back for cw this year. just warming up giving station a test drive. Had to quit
after a huge pileup of Italian stations creep up on us. dit dit
 
K8DAR   M/S LP   6,0322008-10-25 18:55:04
Thanks to the DAR Boys and Girls Club for hosting this for the Young Amature
Contest Ham Team (YACHT). In all, there were 6 kids and 5 control operators.
The adults in attendance were Ed (KG8CX), Jim (KS8O),Andy (N9QPJ), Paul (NS8V),
and John (K9KI). Adults did very little of the contesting.
The youngsters on board ranged from 7 years old up to 12 years old. They were
the following.
Hunter (K8MBI), Neil (KC9MLD), and currently unlicensed Austin, Kody, his twin
brother Kyle,and Matt who is the very accomplished contester at 7 years old.
All and all, the kids did a great job and had a lot of fun. Thanks to all the
stations who we spoke and a special thanks to the hams that stopped their
operation to ask how old the operator is and complimenting them on their good
work.
 
4O3A   SOAB HP   2,600,0002008-10-26 03:54:55
Sitting disapointed in chair and cant beleive....!?

Failure on main power distribution cabinet stopped me after 23 hour of
operating.

CU in CW
Ranko
 
SM5MX   SOSB/20 LP   56,5882008-10-26 10:35:53
Rig: TS-850SAT
Ant: Wire-on-fishingrod GP
Log: TR-Log

AMOF first time for me to participate in an SSB-contest. Good fun.

73,
Rolf
SM5MX
 
VE3MGY   SOSB(A)/160 LP   16,7442008-10-26 10:35:53
Murphy started early in this contest when I noticed in the very first hour that
I was only putting out 45 - 50 watts as per all of the meters I tried. That
never changed all weekend and I have yet to determine exactly why that was. My
radio is a Icom Pro III and apparently others have reported this but I have not
heard of a fix as of yet.

On the other hand I have NEVER seen 160 so hot on SSB as it was this weekend.
There was no QRN here all weekend and the band was open to NA, SA, AF and EU.
Even with 40 - 50 watts I was called by NA, SA, and even EU. Some amazing
signals were CN2R - 59 to 59+10 on the vertical and even 58 - 59 on the EU
beverage as well. In fact most of EU was a S7 on the meter. I even worked an EI
who was still S7 here at his SR + 25 minutes. However the extra 3 DB that I was
missing would have netted me another 10 - 15 DXCC easily as I was "QRZ the
Victor Echo?" in a number of DX Logs. Hopefully someone can enlighten me as to
how to correct this power problem on the IC P III before the SS SSB weekend.

FYI I am still 100 watts key down on CW [ thank heavens! ].

73
Brian
VE3MGY
 
S57AD   SOSB/80 LP   1,7822008-10-26 10:39:03
TS-430 @ 80W, OCF dipole @ 12m (40´)

Part time effort due to family and work commitments. Anyhow, SSB is not my mode
- I prefer CW.
 
YO2MAX   SOSB(A)/20 LP   46,8282008-10-26 11:30:45
Rig: ICOM IC-7400
Antenna: 40M DELTA LOOP
 
OG8A   SOSB/15 LP   66,5432008-10-26 12:09:30
Nice condx on 15meters!
I was there ony short periodds but .. well let´s hope that I have more time
durinig CW!
BR.
Pentti
OG8A
 
SM6U(@SK6AW)   SOAB HP   1,006,7052008-10-26 12:38:48
Just for fun. Realised at the start of the contest how bad it would be due to
lack of a descent 40 meter antenna. Somehow, a dipole at 8 meters outperformed
the phased verticals most of the time. Conds were great on the lower bands tho.
Many new bandpoints scored even if I had to shout some.

Antennas to be fixed for next year, hopefully :-)
 
KH7B(K4XS)   SOSB/40 HP   1,020,5912008-10-26 12:40:52
Wow, that was fun! I finished putting up the top 4 el 40 at 152 feet the day
before tne contest and had no idea how the 4/4 stack was going to play. I
guess it works just like the HFTA said it would.

I had planned an attack on the Oceania record by which was 1.09M. I beat the
QSO total and matched the zones, but couldn't equal the countries, so I missed
the record by about 75K. Maybe next year.

Amazing how many guys called me out of the American mainland phone band on 7075
to 7100...and I don't mean the guys using the wrong VFO. These were guys who
thought 7080 was part of the American phone band. A few others argued with me,
telling me I was out of the phone band and why was I messing around in the
digital band on SSB.

Anyway, thanks to all for making this a fun contest. I'll see you in November
in WWCW.

Bill K4XS/KH7XS
 
YRØR(YO3HKW)   SOSB/15 HP   114,9752008-10-26 12:41:58
Nice propagation and enjoyed the contest. As ussually, family and friends wanted
to see me but, still I could have 12 hours operation time.

Very interesting stations on the air! Hope to get a qsl card!

RIG: Kenwood TS 850SAT with Heil ProSet Plus, ACOM 1000, Optibeam 12-6.

Looking forward to meet you next contest!

73's from Romania
Calin YR0R - YO3HKW
 
EB3EPR   SOSB(A)/10 LP   4,9732008-10-26 12:44:09
WOOOW!!!! I did a personal record, only 3 contacts on Sunday and one was with a
local station.
Conditions absolutly zero, during all contest less 3 hours Saturday with
esporadic to europe.
I have been calling and calling but no hear any one.
Only 3 stations from south america and 6 from Africa, my worst CQWW I did a
mistake when I decide to be on 10m.
Anyway lot of fun during the 3 hours opening.
See you during next CQWWCW.
73, Esteve EB3EPR
 
OH8GZN   SOAB HP   43,6762008-10-26 13:12:57
Fun contest, although bands were just too crowded sometimes..
FT-990, AL-80A, OCF-dipole+Cushcraft R-7000, N1MM
CU in CW!
 
DF1LON   SOAB(A) HP   195,7142008-10-26 14:12:54
just a few hours on sunday morning and a couple of hours on sunday evening
 
DL3EBX   SOAB(A) LP   66,5282008-10-26 14:41:12
Worked 15m with my Buddipole on my balcony! Worked great!

Tnx fer all QSOs.
Vy 73, Frank
 
W2UP   SOAB(A) HP   617,7682008-10-26 14:54:11
This is the first contest I can remember where I just S&P'd and never called CQ.
95% of my operating in the first 24h. Posting this early so I'm not tempted to
turn the radio back on :.)

10 was useless. 15 was almost useless - big guns were workable, little guns
weren't there. 20 was too crowded to find a clear spot. 40 was 40, with too
many EUs listening only below 7100. 80 was a mess - too many EUs operating
way down in band where NA was covered in EU QRM, and our antennas don't work
well below 3700, anyway. 160 was 160, especially on SSB.

I had more fun playing with Morserunner and practicing my CW typing on
lcwo.com.
 
IØQM   SOSB(A)/20 LP   35,0262008-10-26 15:19:36
* 100 watts
* Vertical dipole for 20m

Nice contest, tnx fer qso 73.
 
K7EG   SOAB(A) HP   137,9462008-10-26 15:22:46
20M was the usual chaos. K3 rx did outstanding job. If only the DX could hear
that well. EU openings beyond zones 14,15,16 were scarce. Good JA runs. 15M
was delightful by comparison Saturday with good N-S openings. Glad it's over.
I am not fond of SSB.
 
VE1OP   SOAB(A) HP   750,9042008-10-26 15:40:31
Wanted 100 countries on 20, 1,000 QSO's and 750,000 points...Stopped after
that...

Great to see 15 open with WW signals...

Looking forward to SS CW, WAE RTTY and CQWW CW...

73, Scott VE1OP
 
OY3JE   SOAB LP   57,2562008-10-26 15:49:18
Did plan to work 40SOSB but did't have time :-(

So only a few QSO's
Flex-5000
BiggIR
 
W2RE   SOAB(A) HP   1,504,4902008-10-26 16:11:28
Part-time effort. Had fun!

Ray W2RE www.w2re.com
 
WB1DX   SOAB(A) HP   1,009,7302008-10-26 16:26:17
We need sun spots.....
 
N5UWY   SOSB(A)/15 LP   9,0752008-10-26 16:36:56
746 is in the shop so had a different radio without an ATU. No boom mic/foot
switch either. Took a while to get the hang of it. A couple New Ones, though.
 
ZV2C(PY2CX)   SOSB/10 LP   48,3512008-10-26 16:37:54
SETUP
KENWOOD TS 450S
ANTENNA YAGI 6 ELEM MONOBAND
MIC HEIL PRO SET PLUS
SOFTWARE N1MM 8.10.6
 
WC2Z   SOAB HP   41,6162008-10-26 16:41:30
thx fer a great contest cu next year 73
 
K4WI   SOSB/10 HP   3,3812008-10-26 16:45:07
one word: BUMMER
 
WB2ABD   SOSB/15 LP   12,5862008-10-26 16:46:46
T-T O2 CL33 @ 40ft. N1MM
 
W7WHY   SOAB(A) HP   41,5802008-10-26 16:51:02
Man, my ears are still ringing and my head is spinning :-) Only operated about
5 hours but it sure seems longer!

Set a goal of 150 Q's to help the club score. Made it with a few minutes to
go. SSB is defintely not my cup of tea.

Seems like signals get wider, sound worse, and clobber the band worse every
year. Some signals are WAY-WAY too wide. It would sure be nice if op's had
someone to check their setups before contest time.

It looks like I'm going to have to put up something for 15 as it opened up
pretty nicely here for a while. Stuck up a dipole in a tree to get on that
band, but need something I can rotate. 73 and thanks to everyone for the Q's.


Log is already on LOTW.

Tom W7WHY
 
S54O   SOAB(A) HP   161,3302008-10-26 16:51:34
TS850 kW 3el ECO and wires @15m
 
N1BAA   SOSB(A)/15 HP   94,9052008-10-26 16:53:48
Dabbled this weekend...and had a blast....
VERY surprised to see the activity as high on 15M all weekend long...it was
just like 20M at times...

Rig: ICOM 756 PRO 2
AMP: AL-1200

ANTENNAS:

15M: 6L15@60 feet
15M: 4L15@60 feet

See you next weekend in the SSCW!

73
Jose - N1BAA
 
W1NR   SOAB(A) HP   459,2402008-10-26 16:57:04
I must be allergic to phone contests. I seem to have a cold every year for CQWW
SSB.
 
AD4ES   M/S HP   1,203,1242008-10-26 17:00:08
Radio = IC756 Pro-2
Amp + Tentec Titan 425
Antenna Stepp-IR (3 el with 40M driven kit),
75 M Inverted Vee
Tower = 55 foot crank-up
 
AD8J   SOAB HP   77,8322008-10-26 17:02:43
Operated for 5 hours on Saturday to help out the club score.
 
PY1KN   SOSB(A)/15 HP   571,0502008-10-26 17:05:57
Seems propagation is returning. But longer paths are still a challenge. Had fun,
most of the time.
 
KN3A   SOAB LP   2,9042008-10-26 17:06:53
Not much time to operate this contest. SSB not really my thing. Big guns can't
hear me. Looking forward to seeing everyone in the Nov. SS CW next week!

Scott

Kenwood TS-450SAT
G5RV @ 35 Ft
75 Watts
N1MM Logger
 
NH6P(KH7Y)   SOSB/15 HP   509,7032008-10-26 17:07:21
The band was much better on Saturday, working EU was neat.
 
K3WW   SOAB(A) HP   3,453,6302008-10-26 17:09:10
Now to see if I can stay awake for another baseball game on TV.
 
VA3DX   SOAB(A) HP   725,3052008-10-26 17:09:20
Best DX to call in ..

JD1BMM ST2NH J28JA 3B8GT VK9DWX VU2PAI 9M8YY

A73A big signal on 40 mtrs but listening 7298 where my

antenna is a dummy load...

We need about 500 khz for 40 meters

Points for CCO
 
WØYK   SOAB HP   873,6782008-10-26 17:10:24
I don't do phone contests, but a new firmware revision for the K3 was released
to field test at the beginning of CQWW so I decided to use the contest to
exercise it and also to work some of the contest expeditions on as many bands
as possible. HC8A was the only one I got on six bands. I never heard 8P5A on
ten meters.

Saturday afternoon I turned the 20 Yagi to Asia and had a ball running for
several hours. So I got up early Sunday and ran 80 to Asia for a few minutes
and then again on 20 Sunday afternoon. I just don't get 40 phone ... does
anyone enjoy that?? Anyway I got sucked into more hours than I planned but it
was fun. Listened to the US East Coast running EU on 20 and most of the
stations worked were not present in my radio.

Anyway, thanks for the QSOs again.

73,
Ed - W0YK
 
N8BJQ   SOAB(A) HP   788,2122008-10-26 17:10:29
More time on than I expected. Missed Friday night because of travel. Got up
early Sat AM. Played off and on between football. Nice to see some activity
on 15. Only heard a few stations on 10 Sunday evening. Low bands were very
noisy.
 
AB4GG   SOAB LP   353,3402008-10-26 17:10:45
It was great to see 15m show signs of life. Thanks to everyone for the
contacts.
 
W2IRT   SOAB(A) HP   1,066,3312008-10-26 17:11:11
Wish 15 had stayed open a little longer and that 10 would have made made more of
a splash than it did. Otherwise had fun. GO FRC!
 
LW3EWZ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   7,7492008-10-26 17:11:28
Very poor conditions in Argentina in some moments hear only stations of
sudamerica in the second day at night the noise went 59
 
W4EE   SOAB(A) LP   156,1772008-10-26 17:12:01
TS-440
C3S es G5RV
Tnx for the Q's
73, Jim
 
N2RJ   SOAB LP   499,8342008-10-26 17:12:37
Glad to have the SteppIR back up! Not so glad that my amp is down. Still, not
bad for a part time low power effort. Some really small openings to JA, and
some openings to the rest of Asia, but no amp, so I had to make do. Propagation
is coming back, as evidenced by the openings on 10 and 15. Still need to work on
my low band capability though.
 
PI4Z   M/S HP   898,9842008-10-26 17:13:16
This wa a test for the cqww cw, but we had fun. Had a slow start but things went
better through the weekend.

Have some problems with the beam in certain directions.
Also a defective coax cable. Weather is already to bad to do repair.
Will try to arrange another 10-15-20 beam to be able to work mult during the
day.

Conditions were not bad, 80m at night was as 20m at day :-)

See you all in the CQWW CW in november. Or on 23cm EME in a couple of weeks.

73 Henk PA5KT
 
K6ST   SOAB HP   8,8742008-10-26 17:13:30
PLAYED AROUND, HAD FUN
 
KO7X   SOAB HP   137,1042008-10-26 17:13:32
Wall to wall signals on 20M both mornings.
 
WR1Q   SOAB LP   16,2542008-10-26 17:14:20
Great and very challenging contest for this station. Worked most of the QSOs on
Sunday afternoon and had the most fun then. Wish I was around to enjoy more of
the contest, but was glad to put in the few hours I did. Until 09, 73.
 
W1KQ   SOAB HP   369,8402008-10-26 17:17:47
FT-1000D, AL-811H, Cushcraft X-9, Homebrewed Cobra Dipole (12 AWG 3 Conductor
Romex), N1MM Logger, MicroHam MicroKeyer, Core2 Quad CPU with Vista Business
and 4 GB of RAM...first time I had no hitches with N1MM in a contest.
Didn't get to spend as much time in the chair as I wanted to. Still trying to
reach and beat my personal record of 865 Q's that I did in 1991...and that was
with 100 watts...but in New Mexico and I think there was a sunspot or two.

Looking forward to CQWW CW.
 
W7TMT   SOAB LP   75,4112008-10-26 17:18:05
With a tri-bander at 35 feet and wires in the middle of the city that was
brutal. I will however, do it again.
 
NX9T   SOAB(A) HP   172,7912008-10-26 17:18:14
I was only on for a few hours (5) but had a fun time just the same. I was only
able to "run" one time early Sunday afternoon...the rest of just looking around
and more like DXing. It was great to hear 15m pop open Sunday and is hopefully
a hint of much better things to come.

Vy 73 to all.

NX9T
www.qsl.net/nx9t
 
N7AP(@K8IA/N7RQ)   M/S HP   1,379,5022008-10-26 17:18:41
Op Position #1:
Orion II, Alpha 91B, Dunestar 600 Bandpass Filter Bank

Op Position #2:
TS-870S, Acom 1000, Dunestar 600 Bandpass Filter Bank

Antennas:
10 thru 20: 3 el SteppIR at 78 ft; Bencher Skyhawk at 45 ft
40: M-Squared 40M3L 3 el yagi at 71 ft; Inverted L for high phone band
coverage
75: Inverted Vee at 66 ft
160 ft: Shunt Fed Tower with 60 radials
K9AY Rx Loops

Good time again. Many thanks to VooDude contester Vince, K5VT, for helping
out!The first time a true world class con tester has ever operated from our
small station!

CU in CQWW CW next month!


73, Bob K8IA
88, Sandy N7RQ
Butt Nekked Contest Club N7AP
Arizona USA
 
HT2N(@YN2N)   M/S HP   5,407,4902008-10-26 17:19:10
Lots of fun at Octavio's place. Definitely more fun from the dx side with small
antennas than in W9!
 
K6MM   SOAB(A) HP   228,4372008-10-26 17:19:39
Good conditions on 15M but only short openings on 10M for the Left Coast.
Strong EU signals both mornings. Great participation all around. Tiring but
very enjoyable contest. Nice to hear all the usual voices + some new DX
stations. Ran 500 watts. Antennas = 3-Element Steppir w/40-30 dipole; G5RV
(80M); homebrew vertical (160M). Thanks for the Qs and 73. John, K6MM
 
K8IR   SOSB/15 LP   33,2262008-10-26 17:20:16
Work limited me to just Sunday. After spending the first couple of hours burning
out my ears on 20, I headed for the relative quiet of 15, and spent the rest of
the way there, and am entering as 15 Single Band.
 
LY8O(@LY1PM)   SOAB QRP   562,7992008-10-26 17:23:01
Much harder then imagine before the contest... Nice S&P on 15 meters,
dissapointing with 20 meters, big fun on 40 meters with new antennas, hard work
on 80 and 160 meters. Tired as usual after the contest but happy as usual as
well. Thanks to everyone for the patience to dig my signal from the air and
thanks for all contacts.
Equipment:
IC-756PRO3, power 5W.
Antennas: 160 and 80 m - dipoles and slopers, 40m 2 x 2el Moxon + KLM (on
different towers of course :) ), 3 x KT34XA on 20/15/10m on 42m rotory tower, 3
x 5 el on 20m on 49m rotory tower (together with Moxons on 40m band).

My biggest thanks to Petras LY1PM for this wonderfull position and all
hospitality and care.

73, Remi LY8O
 
K6III   SOAB(A) HP   172,7102008-10-26 17:24:44
Not bad for low sun spot conditions.
 
VE1SKY   SOSB(A)/80 LP   63,8952008-10-26 17:26:01
Didn't expect to participate this year. At the last minute, I decided to spend
part time on a single band - 80m. Used 100w and a wire.

Lots of good fun.

73
Roger, VE1SKY
 
K4HR(@N4NW)   M/S HP   1,404,4802008-10-26 17:27:30
160m antenna broken.
No Sunsposts!
 
K4EU   SOAB HP   241,9802008-10-26 17:29:05
Brutal contest -- mostly high band and S&P.... Thanks for the Q's....
73....//Steve K4EU
 
VE3CR   M/S HP   1,618,6802008-10-26 17:30:08
Excellent conditions prevailed during the contest and Murphy stayed well clear
of us so we have no complaints at all! Highlites for us:

113 countries on 20 meters is a new all time high

All time high for zones.

Nice contribution from 80 meters helped to make the evenings pass quickly.Gotta
love those QSO numbers!

We are very happy with the outcome and hope that everyone had as much fun as
we did!Lots of great operators to work and many thanks to those who travelled
to distant points for the contest.

Hard to think of anything we would have done differently, but I'm sure we will
think of something during the next year.

As usual great food courtesy of VE3CR's XYL, Sheila. We all had a great time
this past weekend and are already looking forward to next year.

For now, off to the analysis and more excellent food!

No animals were harmed in the preparation of this report.

73 from all the VE3CR team,

Doug
VA3DF
 
VE9CEH   SOAB LP   337,0252008-10-26 17:30:08
Thanks and 73!
 
N4PSE   SOAB HP   464,3102008-10-26 17:31:27
Another struggle - 400W max; 2 ele tribander at 28ft and 2 wires at max 40 ft.
Only pleasant surprise was on 160 where I seemed to get out well and worked a
couple of nice new ones. My set up is much better suited to CW contesting!
 
AI4ME   SOAB(A) HP   24,9262008-10-26 17:31:45
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ World Wide Log 2.6
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: AI4ME
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED ALL HIGH
CLAIMED-SCORE: 24926
OPERATORS: AI4ME
CLUB: Potomac Valley Radio Club
NAME: Donald Michalek
ADDRESS: 2437 Broomsedge Trail
ADDRESS: Virginia Beach, VA 23456
ADDRESS: (e-mail) ai4me@cox.net
SOAPBOX:
SOAPBOX:
SOAPBOX:
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0611 AI4ME 59 05 KH7B 59 31
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0619 AI4ME 59 05 EC1AIJ 59 14
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0622 AI4ME 59 05 N4PN 59 05
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0626 AI4ME 59 05 9Y4W 59 09
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0629 AI4ME 59 05 F5BZB 59 14
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0633 AI4ME 59 05 TI1R 59 07
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0635 AI4ME 59 05 NP4Z 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0640 AI4ME 59 05 IO4T 59 15
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0644 AI4ME 59 05 VP5DX 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 0653 AI4ME 59 05 PJ2T 59 09
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 1240 AI4ME 59 05 VE3RZ 59 04
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 1242 AI4ME 59 05 VC2Z 59 05
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 1244 AI4ME 59 05 VE3IAE 59 04
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1301 AI4ME 59 05 DR5Z 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1306 AI4ME 59 05 HC2GT 59 10
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1306 AI4ME 59 05 CO8ZZ 59 08
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1310 AI4ME 59 05 HK3JJH 59 09
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1313 AI4ME 59 05 RW1AC 59 16
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1322 AI4ME 59 05 HK3RA 59 09
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1325 AI4ME 59 05 OK4U 59 15
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1326 AI4ME 59 05 OT5A 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1328 AI4ME 59 05 RT4M 59 16
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1330 AI4ME 59 05 SM5Q 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1333 AI4ME 59 05 UX2IO 59 16
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1335 AI4ME 59 05 RL3A 59 16
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1338 AI4ME 59 05 OH5Z 59 15
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1341 AI4ME 59 05 ES5TV 59 15
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1350 AI4ME 59 05 ZF2AH 59 08
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1354 AI4ME 59 05 DR5Z 59 14
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1356 AI4ME 59 05 G6H 59 14
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1400 AI4ME 59 05 LR2F 59 13
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1401 AI4ME 59 05 HK3RA 59 09
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1402 AI4ME 59 05 G5W 59 14
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1404 AI4ME 59 05 HG6N 59 15
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1405 AI4ME 59 05 9A1P 59 15
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1412 AI4ME 59 05 M6T 59 14
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1439 AI4ME 59 05 CT8K 59 14
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1439 AI4ME 59 05 IR4M 59 15
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1456 AI4ME 59 05 VE2DXY 59 02
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1501 AI4ME 59 05 DJ4AX 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1506 AI4ME 59 05 YL6W 59 15
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1507 AI4ME 59 05 HI3T 59 08
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1510 AI4ME 59 05 SO9Q 59 15
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1512 AI4ME 59 05 DF3CB 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1515 AI4ME 59 05 UU7J 59 16
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1518 AI4ME 59 05 DL2ARD 59 14
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1537 AI4ME 59 05 9A5Y 59 15
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1538 AI4ME 59 05 9A4W 59 15
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1539 AI4ME 59 05 VE5UF 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1737 AI4ME 59 05 VE6EX 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1740 AI4ME 59 05 HP1BYS 59 07
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1742 AI4ME 59 05 VE6CNU 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1742 AI4ME 59 05 D4C 59 35
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1744 AI4ME 59 05 FY5KE 59 09
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1747 AI4ME 59 05 VC6R 59 04
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1749 AI4ME 59 05 6W1RY 59 35
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1753 AI4ME 59 05 J88DR 59 08
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1756 AI4ME 59 05 VE7SV 59 03
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1759 AI4ME 59 05 PJ2T 59 09
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1803 AI4ME 59 05 OA4SS 59 10
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1806 AI4ME 59 05 TI8II 59 07
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1810 AI4ME 59 05 TM6M 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1810 AI4ME 59 05 G5W 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1811 AI4ME 59 05 CN3A 59 33
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1813 AI4ME 59 05 CN2B 59 33
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1813 AI4ME 59 05 HQ3Z 59 07
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1815 AI4ME 59 05 CT1JLZ 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1816 AI4ME 59 05 GW4BLE 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1817 AI4ME 59 05 VE7FE 59 03
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1819 AI4ME 59 05 N4T 59 05
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1825 AI4ME 59 05 V26B 59 08
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1828 AI4ME 59 05 EA8VD 59 33
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1831 AI4ME 59 05 HT2N 59 07
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1927 AI4ME 59 05 XE2S 59 06
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1934 AI4ME 59 05 6Y1V 59 08
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-10-26 1939 AI4ME 59 05 P40A 59 09
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1941 AI4ME 59 05 CU2X 59 14
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1947 AI4ME 59 05 VO2FF 59 02
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1947 AI4ME 59 05 AO8A 59 33
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1950 AI4ME 59 05 VP5DX 59 08
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1958 AI4ME 59 05 6V7M 59 35
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2003 AI4ME 59 05 ZY7C 59 11
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2328 AI4ME 59 05 OE4A 59 15
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2333 AI4ME 59 05 VP5T 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2336 AI4ME 59 05 VY2ZM 59 05
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2337 AI4ME 59 05 6Y1V 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2338 AI4ME 59 05 V48M 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2346 AI4ME 59 05 OE2S 59 15
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2352 AI4ME 59 05 KP2M 59 08
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2354 AI4ME 59 05 YV4A 59 09
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2355 AI4ME 59 05 9A1P 59 15
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2357 AI4ME 59 05 OT5A 59 14
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-10-26 2358 AI4ME 59 05 M6T 59 14
END-OF-LOG:
 
VE3NE   SOAB LP   1,815,4202008-10-26 17:31:49
Way better condx than expected. We ran out of space on 40 and 20. QRM on 20 was
brutal. I used all the features on the MK V to make QRM bareable; notch, dbs,
att, ipo, width, shift, dsp were all turned on...:-) and it helped !
I checked 10m at least 20 times but heard only LU and VE3.
Some huge signals from Alaska towards the end of the contest. Had a couple of
nice runs despite the low power. With a wire ant 40m SSB is quite a pain in the
neck. I was using a coax loop and my 160m ant for receive on 80 and 40m.
CU on CW.

73

Lali, VE3NE
 
K6JEB   SOAB(A) HP   30,1742008-10-26 17:32:03
This was real work. Hopefully things are better in time for the CW weekend of
CQWW.
 
AD5VJ   SOAB(A) LP   90,1322008-10-26 17:32:06
Happy with the score considering all of the following:

Enjoyed this one while working on my three element tribander and my tower at
the same time. Trying to get ready for CQWW-CW using this contest as a guide of
what adjustments I need to make for the important CW contest upcoming.

Most contacts were made on my Butternut Vertical and low power.
160 I forgot I was top band capable now :0(
80 meters was not all that great here
40 was ok
20 was nice
15 was fantastic
10 was open at times

The FT-1000MP is a great rig and the filtering made all the difference for me.

I learned that since I was set up for packet on the FT-1000MP it will play the
wave files for contesting in the PKT-USB mode and the filtering is just fine as
long as you dont use the #2 narrow filter.

Thanks to N1MM for a great application for contesting, really makes the tedious
part of dups, scoring, ect a breeze.

73 to all es thanks for the contacts
AD5VJ Bob
 
ZW5B(@PY5EG)   M/S HP   10,427,0102008-10-26 17:32:58
Many thanks to PY5EG Mr. Oms who let us use his ZW5B station.
Nice small opening in 10m. Very good friendship and a lot of fun. Thanks for
all of you who contacted us.
 
K1HI   SOAB LP   36,2882008-10-26 17:33:27
1st time from home for YEARS! Thanks K2TE and WB1ADR for getting the KT34
repaired.

Now it's time to get the 40 beam fixed. Ran FT1000MP and hi SWR on low bands.


Oh. I spent the mornings with K0TV on 20 - not a hole to be found!
 
K4FX   SOAB HP   773,7602008-10-26 17:33:32
Interesting contest, lot's of activity, 15 meters was open most of the daylight
hours, 10 meters was a disappointment.

Wish I could have spent less time waiting for stations to ID.

Gear:
IC-756 Pro II
SB-220 @1KW
A4S tri-bander @ 23M
N1MM
 
HL5YI   SOAB LP   11,1602008-10-26 17:35:01
Cu agn next contest,,G,L de hl5yi CHAE 73..
 
NN4F   SOAB(A) HP   1,054,0922008-10-26 17:35:38
First Contest using the new antenna's and radio. operated SO2R, what a blast,
due to work commitments on Saturday, could only op 24 hours. actucal radio time
was closer to 22 hrs. First ever million point contest!

Equipment: FT9000DX, FT1000MP MkV, HFDX2500
2x 6el on 20, 7el on 15 7 el on 10 3el on 40
160m vertical, 160-80m dipole
 
NØKE   SOAB QRP   279,8512008-10-26 17:37:53
FT1000MP @ 5w, TH3, TA33, 2 el KLM 40, Hytower 80, 1/4 wave sloper 160, 3
beverages of 500-700ft. Barely heard a few signals from SA on 10. Saturday
night I worked my last EU on 40 at 1:45 past EU sunrise and was still hearing
S57AL 59 3+ hours after his sunrise! Sure miss 10m with QRP. 20 was
unbelievable QRM and some very wide signals. HQ3Z amazing signals all bands. I
thought I had a good chance to get them on 160 with QRP but nada!
 
VE6CNU   SOAB HP   629,3312008-10-26 17:38:32
Wow! I had a blast! The conditions were far better than any contest I could
recall in the past year (which isn't saying much), but even 15m had signals on
it - although only from NA and SA. The big change for me was this was the
first time I did the contest from home using an amp. The FT-1000MP and FL-7000
worked flawlessly throughout, except that the fan motor on the amp makes a buzz
and when it kicks into high gear it screams so loud it overpowers my
headphones! I discovered that when using the half power setting on the amp,
the high speed fan never kicked in and it worked pretty well like that. If I
had to kick it up a notch to break through a pileup or noise, I could go in
high power (about 700W). And because the amp is on the same 110V circuit as
the rest of my gear, I had to keep the lights off in the room too. I used a
12V LED lamp to see the rig and keyboard, so it was pretty dark in here most of
the time. During the day I had a window open, so it wasn't so bad.

Being a baseball fan, I had to watch the World Series game last night, so I
missed out on the 40m and 80m fun.

The most fun was that I had tremendous runs on 20m on both Saturday and Sunday
afternoons. The rate meter in N1MM hit a new high of 571 Q/hr for 10 previous
QSOs! After over an hour or two of at least 250 Q/hr I had to take a break.
And I even learned why some refer to this as a sport. I was actually sweating
from typing so feverishly!

Thanks to everyone who made this such an enjoyable contest and I'm looking
forward to the next one.

Equipment: FT-1000MP and FL-7000 amp to TH6DXX for 15-20m (still no 10m this
far north). Used inverted vee for 40m and Butternut for 80m.

73 and CU in the next one.

Jerry
VE6CNU
 
KR1ST   SOAB LP   57,1322008-10-26 17:40:08
Rig: IC-756ProIII
Pwr: 100W
Ant: 20-15-10m: MQ-26 2 element hybrid quad @ 30ft
40m: vertical 40m doublet & 80m inverted V @ 55ft
80m: inverted V apex @ 55ft
160m: W4TWW inverted L
also vertical fan dipole 20-6m as noise antenna

No earth shattering score here. I worked a few hours here and there when I felt
like playing radio. This year I decided not to go QRP. Having the sunspot blues
is not conductive to my QRP activities. Heck, I'm even contemplating getting an
amp. :)

The conditions weren't great at all and on top of that I get lots of power line
noise. The MFJ-1026 noise canceler with my noise pickup antennas really is a
life saver for me. I cannot work the Caribbean without it. In one instance I
was about to complete a QSO with C6APR on 160m when some weird noise decided to
park right on top of them so that they were wiped out. On with the 1026, twiddle
with the knobs, noise gone, C6APR back to compete the QSO. Phew!

Thanks to all for pulling my lil' signal out of the noise. Hope to see you next
time!

73,
--Alex KR1ST
http://www.kr1st.com
http://www.airlinkexpress.org
 
IO4T   M/S HP   4,901,7742008-10-26 17:45:20
Uff... bad bad bad conditions. Very very hard job.
Crowdy low bands, empty 10m. 15m opened to US east coast just for few hours
sunday. 20m were vy croudy, no way to have a decent run.
Finally we have a 40m antenna so it's nice running a little there. 160/80m
vertical new radial system seem to work fb.
Some tecnical problem (PA, switches, PC) didn't help... we lost 3 hour of
multiplier chaising a some 15+15min of run the second night. Our noisy suburban
QTH keep us as in "fog" on 160m where is always very hard to listen.
Nice to be called from FY5KE on a 10m dead band... 15 minutes of run sunday
afternoon, just that qso.
2 stations on as always:

RUN MULT
FT1000MP - IC761
AL1500 - TL922 (AL1200 KO...)

Filters dunestar, stubs, switches boxes by IZ4EFN.

IO4T roof:
10m 4/4 yagi @5m/11m
15m 5L @11m)
20m 5L @17m
10/15/20 spiderbeam 7m
40m 3L KLM linear loaded @12m
80m sloping dipole + 1/4 vertical "biscia"
160m dipole + vertical "biscia"

***On IO4T garden (2-300m of coax away from shack):
K9AY, bvg 200m to USA, bvg 160m to JA, bvg e/w (didn'work...)


See you on CW with a small 3/4 op. team


Andy
IK4VET
 
CX7TT(K6CT)   SOAB(A) HP   2,044,7462008-10-26 17:45:46
Operators : Tom, K6CT

Soapbox : I have not done a ssb contest in some time and this weekend
was a reminder on why I really prefer cw...On the positive side, it was a
lot of fun running the pileups and many great operators stopped by;...Condx on
15m were hot, I was running guys up to 10pm local Sat nite with a lot of
great signals. OTOH, not sure I will ever do another SSB contest....the number
of really rotten signals on the bands plus the blatant use of super high
power and purposely splattering is simply unbelievable. 20m was pretty much a
wasteland from down here with many alligators and mucho QRM. 15m was the
money band and a lot of fun. 10m portends to better things in the future. Hope
to have my 2 ele phased array up for 40m for the CQWW cw...

Club : Florida Contest Group

Rig : Orion II, Acom 1000, Steppir 3 ele @ 17m, Force 12 Vertical
Dipole on 40m. WinTest software.
 
NE6I   SOAB(A) HP   4,4802008-10-26 17:51:19
Casually collecting prefixes for WPX Award. Worked E7 (twice) for a new one on
Phone.
 
TG9ANF   SOSB/20 LP   273,7102008-10-26 17:53:12
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0236 TG9ANF 59 07 KA1NCN 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0237 TG9ANF 59 07 ZW1B 59 11
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0243 TG9ANF 59 07 LT1F 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0244 TG9ANF 59 07 CE3BFZ 59 12
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0245 TG9ANF 59 07 LR1H 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0246 TG9ANF 59 07 LP1H 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0247 TG9ANF 59 07 LS2D 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0248 TG9ANF 59 07 LR4E 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0249 TG9ANF 59 07 CP1FF 59 10
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0250 TG9ANF 59 07 PY2EL 59 11
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0251 TG9ANF 59 07 XE1MM 59 06
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0252 TG9ANF 59 07 XQ4EM 59 12
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0253 TG9ANF 59 07 LS1D 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0303 TG9ANF 59 07 LU8YE 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0307 TG9ANF 59 07 CX2CC 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0310 TG9ANF 59 07 LT5H 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0312 TG9ANF 59 07 XR6T 59 12
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0314 TG9ANF 59 07 LQ5H 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0316 TG9ANF 59 07 NX5M 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0317 TG9ANF 59 07 NR5M 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0318 TG9ANF 59 07 N6BV 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0321 TG9ANF 59 07 TG9ADQ 59 07
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0329 TG9ANF 59 07 K6IDX 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0330 TG9ANF 59 07 XE1B 59 06
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0626 TG9ANF 59 07 YU1EL 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0634 TG9ANF 59 07 IR4M 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0635 TG9ANF 59 07 S57RTH 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0641 TG9ANF 59 07 E77XZ 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0642 TG9ANF 59 07 IS0T 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0643 TG9ANF 59 07 IR5T 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0645 TG9ANF 59 07 IO5O 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0650 TG9ANF 59 07 KD0S 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0651 TG9ANF 59 07 WC6H 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0657 TG9ANF 59 07 W3LPL 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0658 TG9ANF 59 07 VP2E 59 08
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0659 TG9ANF 59 07 HB0/HB9AON 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0727 TG9ANF 59 07 N4TZ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0737 TG9ANF 59 07 E7DX 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0738 TG9ANF 59 07 HG6N 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0748 TG9ANF 59 07 E71A 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0749 TG9ANF 59 07 IR4X 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0752 TG9ANF 59 07 4O3A 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0757 TG9ANF 59 07 TM6M 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0759 TG9ANF 59 07 YR7M 59 20
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0802 TG9ANF 59 07 WC7WB 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0802 TG9ANF 59 07 K3NA 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0803 TG9ANF 59 07 HA8JV 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0806 TG9ANF 59 07 IR3Z 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0806 TG9ANF 59 07 IN3XUG 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0807 TG9ANF 59 07 K3LR 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0807 TG9ANF 59 07 IN3SUI 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0809 TG9ANF 59 07 IZ3GOM 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0816 TG9ANF 59 07 KC1XX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0819 TG9ANF 59 07 W1GUS 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0828 TG9ANF 59 07 AA1K 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0831 TG9ANF 59 07 K9RS 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0833 TG9ANF 59 07 K1TTT 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0834 TG9ANF 59 07 LZ9W 59 20
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0836 TG9ANF 59 07 K3WW 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0839 TG9ANF 59 07 W0AIH 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0842 TG9ANF 59 07 AB7E 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0842 TG9ANF 59 07 K8AZ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 0843 TG9ANF 59 07 N3AD 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1605 TG9ANF 59 07 K9MWM 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1607 TG9ANF 59 07 WX4MM 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1608 TG9ANF 59 07 N2ESP 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1609 TG9ANF 59 07 W4AAZ 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1609 TG9ANF 59 07 K5AVH 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1610 TG9ANF 59 07 DF3EH 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1611 TG9ANF 59 07 AK4I 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1611 TG9ANF 59 07 PI4COM 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1613 TG9ANF 59 07 N4EK 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1614 TG9ANF 59 07 AA3B 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1614 TG9ANF 59 07 G3HTA 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1614 TG9ANF 59 07 K2NG 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1615 TG9ANF 59 07 N1LN 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1615 TG9ANF 59 07 N3RS 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1615 TG9ANF 59 07 W8CZN 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1616 TG9ANF 59 07 K5TR 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1617 TG9ANF 59 07 KD9ST 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1617 TG9ANF 59 07 K5NA 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1617 TG9ANF 59 07 NQ4I 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1618 TG9ANF 59 07 K1RX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1619 TG9ANF 59 07 IZ8DPL 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1619 TG9ANF 59 07 W9EXY 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1620 TG9ANF 59 07 AK4JH 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1621 TG9ANF 59 07 CN3A 59 33
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1621 TG9ANF 59 07 W5GN 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1622 TG9ANF 59 07 K2AX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1623 TG9ANF 59 07 DF0HQ 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1624 TG9ANF 59 07 DR5N 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1624 TG9ANF 59 07 NE3F 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1624 TG9ANF 59 07 N4ZC 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1625 TG9ANF 59 07 K6JRY 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1626 TG9ANF 59 07 W4QG 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1627 TG9ANF 59 07 KI4MZS 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1627 TG9ANF 59 07 FY5KE 59 09
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1628 TG9ANF 59 07 RK2FWA 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1628 TG9ANF 59 07 VA3SK 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1629 TG9ANF 59 07 NC4MI 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1629 TG9ANF 59 07 KB1H 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1629 TG9ANF 59 07 WN4S 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1630 TG9ANF 59 07 IR2M 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1631 TG9ANF 59 07 AD2H 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1631 TG9ANF 59 07 LX7I 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1631 TG9ANF 59 07 PZ5Z 59 09
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1632 TG9ANF 59 07 HC1JQ 59 10
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1633 TG9ANF 59 07 K3DI 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1634 TG9ANF 59 07 S51A 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1634 TG9ANF 59 07 N3QK/MOVIL 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1636 TG9ANF 59 07 SG6T 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1636 TG9ANF 59 07 OL5T 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1637 TG9ANF 59 07 W3GM 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1638 TG9ANF 59 07 N4DA 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1638 TG9ANF 59 07 AA4UC 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1638 TG9ANF 59 07 K5ZG 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1639 TG9ANF 59 07 OK5W 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1639 TG9ANF 59 07 N4ZZ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1640 TG9ANF 59 07 AM3SSB 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1641 TG9ANF 59 07 DL0WW 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1642 TG9ANF 59 07 K2MFY 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1642 TG9ANF 59 07 WE3C 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1642 TG9ANF 59 07 N1SW 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1643 TG9ANF 59 07 OK4U 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1643 TG9ANF 59 07 HK3RA 59 09
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1644 TG9ANF 59 07 SN2K 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1644 TG9ANF 59 07 G4RNK 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1645 TG9ANF 59 07 W3CC 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1645 TG9ANF 59 07 I1EIS 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1646 TG9ANF 59 07 CQ9K 59 33
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1646 TG9ANF 59 07 K2DB 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1647 TG9ANF 59 07 KZ2I 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1647 TG9ANF 59 07 DF0WLG 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1648 TG9ANF 59 07 DL1APW 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1649 TG9ANF 59 07 SM6U 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1650 TG9ANF 59 07 N0AT 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1651 TG9ANF 59 07 9A7A 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1652 TG9ANF 59 07 IR2C 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1652 TG9ANF 59 07 M4A 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1653 TG9ANF 59 07 DL1EJA 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1654 TG9ANF 59 07 IZ0HQS 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1654 TG9ANF 59 07 N2QT 59 05
0
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1808 TG9ANF 59 07 OM7M 59 15
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1809 TG9ANF 59 07 K8FL 59 04
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1809 TG9ANF 59 07 VE1OP 59 05
0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1814 TG9ANF 59 07 FG4F 59 08
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1816 TG9ANF 59 07 K2ONP 59 05
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1816 TG9ANF 59 07 DL7OK 59 14
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1818 TG9ANF 59 07 WA1FCN 59 04
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0
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1824 TG9ANF 59 07 LZ6W 59 20
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1825 TG9ANF 59 07 F6BNH 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1826 TG9ANF 59 07 AC5O/MOVIL 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1827 TG9ANF 59 07 IO4T 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1827 TG9ANF 59 07 S50R 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1827 TG9ANF 59 07 N4PQX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1828 TG9ANF 59 07 S53MM 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1829 TG9ANF 59 07 9A8M 59 15
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1830 TG9ANF 59 07 S53F 59 15
0
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0
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1834 TG9ANF 59 07 IO1T 59 15
0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1836 TG9ANF 59 07 I4VOS 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1836 TG9ANF 59 07 KX2P 59 05
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1837 TG9ANF 59 07 WC2L 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1837 TG9ANF 59 07 WB1DX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1837 TG9ANF 59 07 WD2MU 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1838 TG9ANF 59 07 S56Y 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1838 TG9ANF 59 07 KF3BA 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1839 TG9ANF 59 07 VP5DX 59 08
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1839 TG9ANF 59 07 KR4F 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1840 TG9ANF 59 07 IK0OZH 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1842 TG9ANF 59 07 EC1AIJ 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1842 TG9ANF 59 07 K2UV 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1843 TG9ANF 59 07 TK9R 59 15
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1843 TG9ANF 59 07 N2BJ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1844 TG9ANF 59 07 K9CT 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1845 TG9ANF 59 07 YV4BCD 59 09
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1847 TG9ANF 59 07 EA4DX 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1848 TG9ANF 59 07 EA1FCI 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1849 TG9ANF 59 07 EA1ET 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1852 TG9ANF 59 07 I0ABK 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1941 TG9ANF 59 07 N2RM 59 05
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1956 TG9ANF 59 07 WA4TMJ 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1957 TG9ANF 59 07 AA4FX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1957 TG9ANF 59 07 WB8TLI 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1958 TG9ANF 59 07 N8IRC 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1958 TG9ANF 59 07 K7MY 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1959 TG9ANF 59 07 N9SMN 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1959 TG9ANF 59 07 AI4VQ 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 1959 TG9ANF 59 07 K5EK 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2000 TG9ANF 59 07 K9ZW 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2000 TG9ANF 59 07 VE1DT 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2000 TG9ANF 59 07 N1ADY 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2001 TG9ANF 59 07 KT4ZB 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2002 TG9ANF 59 07 EA1DR 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2002 TG9ANF 59 07 W1GQ 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2002 TG9ANF 59 07 VE3MIS 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2003 TG9ANF 59 07 NF4A 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2003 TG9ANF 59 07 W4LC 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2003 TG9ANF 59 07 K1LPS 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2003 TG9ANF 59 07 K2WK 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2004 TG9ANF 59 07 W8JA 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2005 TG9ANF 59 07 GW4BLE 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2005 TG9ANF 59 07 N3NEP 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2006 TG9ANF 59 07 VE3/WA4TAA 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2007 TG9ANF 59 07 NK9I 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2008 TG9ANF 59 07 W2OSR 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2008 TG9ANF 59 07 NS9I 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2008 TG9ANF 59 07 W9XY 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2009 TG9ANF 59 07 WN9O 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2009 TG9ANF 59 07 WX0B 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2010 TG9ANF 59 07 WA3OFC 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2010 TG9ANF 59 07 VE3EJ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2011 TG9ANF 59 07 AA4XA 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2011 TG9ANF 59 07 EA1EEY 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2011 TG9ANF 59 07 AB4IQ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2011 TG9ANF 59 07 W9IL 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2012 TG9ANF 59 07 W3GQ 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2012 TG9ANF 59 07 W9GIG 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2012 TG9ANF 59 07 K9UQN 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2013 TG9ANF 59 07 K9PY 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2014 TG9ANF 59 07 N2IC 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2014 TG9ANF 59 07 WY5I 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2014 TG9ANF 59 07 K9IMM 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2015 TG9ANF 59 07 KG5EG 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2015 TG9ANF 59 07 WA2JQK 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2016 TG9ANF 59 07 K3YG 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2017 TG9ANF 59 07 K0BUD 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2017 TG9ANF 59 07 W1STT 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2017 TG9ANF 59 07 W9SN 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2018 TG9ANF 59 07 N4WW 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2018 TG9ANF 59 07 W2AYM 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2018 TG9ANF 59 07 W8JY 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2018 TG9ANF 59 07 N4WO 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2019 TG9ANF 59 07 K0AD 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2019 TG9ANF 59 07 K8ZT 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2019 TG9ANF 59 07 VE3CR 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2020 TG9ANF 59 07 KY4P 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2020 TG9ANF 59 07 W4PV 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2021 TG9ANF 59 07 EE2K 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2021 TG9ANF 59 07 K2IL/MOVIL 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2021 TG9ANF 59 07 HG1S 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2022 TG9ANF 59 07 K2QMF 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2022 TG9ANF 59 07 AA8LL 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2024 TG9ANF 59 07 KB9MIE 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2024 TG9ANF 59 07 CN2B 59 33
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2024 TG9ANF 59 07 CT9L 59 33
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2025 TG9ANF 59 07 KF4ZS 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2025 TG9ANF 59 07 WB4ROA 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2026 TG9ANF 59 07 K1LD 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2026 TG9ANF 59 07 WD4AB 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2026 TG9ANF 59 07 N9ZM 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2027 TG9ANF 59 07 NC4S 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2027 TG9ANF 59 07 W2PSU 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2028 TG9ANF 59 07 N2PVS 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2028 TG9ANF 59 07 AB4SA 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2028 TG9ANF 59 07 WS4WW 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2029 TG9ANF 59 07 NX2X 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2029 TG9ANF 59 07 KK4SZ 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2029 TG9ANF 59 07 K1JB 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2030 TG9ANF 59 07 VE3UZ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2030 TG9ANF 59 07 TM7F 59 14
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2031 TG9ANF 59 07 K3EST 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2031 TG9ANF 59 07 K4FYM 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2031 TG9ANF 59 07 K3FP 59 04
0
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0
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2212 TG9ANF 59 07 WA7LNW 59 03
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0
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0
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2223 TG9ANF 59 07 N1EU 59 05
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0
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2230 TG9ANF 59 07 C6APR 59 08
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2239 TG9ANF 59 07 W8TVQ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2239 TG9ANF 59 07 K4DMH 59 05
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2240 TG9ANF 59 07 VE3CZF 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2240 TG9ANF 59 07 K2BLC 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2241 TG9ANF 59 07 VE4GF 59 04
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2241 TG9ANF 59 07 K6TA 59 03
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2242 TG9ANF 59 07 W1ZS 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2242 TG9ANF 59 07 K8TS 59 04
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2243 TG9ANF 59 07 K3EL 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2243 TG9ANF 59 07 K2EP 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2243 TG9ANF 59 07 W8ITM 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2244 TG9ANF 59 07 KU2M 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2244 TG9ANF 59 07 W7VJ 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2245 TG9ANF 59 07 N9QQK 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2245 TG9ANF 59 07 W1KSI 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2246 TG9ANF 59 07 WZ8T 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2246 TG9ANF 59 07 W2YE 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2246 TG9ANF 59 07 W1RZF 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2247 TG9ANF 59 07 N0QX 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2247 TG9ANF 59 07 K2TR 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2247 TG9ANF 59 07 K4EJ 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2248 TG9ANF 59 07 N2YO 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2248 TG9ANF 59 07 W4EEH 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2248 TG9ANF 59 07 W9RE 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2248 TG9ANF 59 07 K9EN 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2249 TG9ANF 59 07 N9GEX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2249 TG9ANF 59 07 W6PH 59 03
0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2252 TG9ANF 59 07 N1IBM 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2252 TG9ANF 59 07 ND4V 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2252 TG9ANF 59 07 AA4NC 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2253 TG9ANF 59 07 6V7M 59 35
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2253 TG9ANF 59 07 N8DC 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2253 TG9ANF 59 07 NM4M 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2254 TG9ANF 59 07 N4XR 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2254 TG9ANF 59 07 AI0M 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2254 TG9ANF 59 07 W6JV 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2255 TG9ANF 59 07 WU9B 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2255 TG9ANF 59 07 N1DD 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2255 TG9ANF 59 07 KU4YT 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2256 TG9ANF 59 07 K3NC 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2256 TG9ANF 59 07 FG1GW 59 08
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2257 TG9ANF 59 07 W1NR 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2257 TG9ANF 59 07 WI9G 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2257 TG9ANF 59 07 VA3YP 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2258 TG9ANF 59 07 N3NR 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2258 TG9ANF 59 07 N6AW 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2259 TG9ANF 59 07 N3BUO 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2259 TG9ANF 59 07 W6PDX 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2300 TG9ANF 59 07 K7IDX 59 03
0
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2320 TG9ANF 59 07 W4CU 59 05
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2321 TG9ANF 59 07 W6UM 59 03
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2321 TG9ANF 59 07 KD6JHV 59 03
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2322 TG9ANF 59 07 W3TB 59 05
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2322 TG9ANF 59 07 W7ABC 59 03
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2325 TG9ANF 59 07 N5DGK 59 04
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2325 TG9ANF 59 07 N5WEB 59 04
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2326 TG9ANF 59 07 JA1IVY 59 25
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2326 TG9ANF 59 07 JI2ZJS 59 25
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2327 TG9ANF 59 07 KC6ZBE 59 04
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2329 TG9ANF 59 07 VC6R 59 04
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2330 TG9ANF 59 07 JM2RUV 59 25
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2330 TG9ANF 59 07 K0FX 59 04
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2331 TG9ANF 59 07 AA6VB 59 03
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2331 TG9ANF 59 07 WA4ERU 59 04
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2331 TG9ANF 59 07 N8PR 59 05
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2332 TG9ANF 59 07 JH1EGJ 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2333 TG9ANF 59 07 JK1GKG 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2333 TG9ANF 59 07 W9SSS 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2334 TG9ANF 59 07 N5DX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2335 TG9ANF 59 07 WB7AKE 59 03
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2336 TG9ANF 59 07 WA6KHK 59 03
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2337 TG9ANF 59 07 JA7NVF 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2338 TG9ANF 59 07 JA4DHN 59 25
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2339 TG9ANF 59 07 JQ1BVI 59 25
0
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2341 TG9ANF 59 07 WI7N 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2341 TG9ANF 59 07 KE7JNT 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2342 TG9ANF 59 07 W7SO 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2343 TG9ANF 59 07 W0ZTL 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2343 TG9ANF 59 07 N0QO 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2343 TG9ANF 59 07 W7YOW 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2344 TG9ANF 59 07 W0TUP 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2344 TG9ANF 59 07 K5ZD 59 05
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2345 TG9ANF 59 07 K6HNZ 59 03
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2345 TG9ANF 59 07 AF7Z 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2345 TG9ANF 59 07 NN7ZZ 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2346 TG9ANF 59 07 N5VK 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2346 TG9ANF 59 07 K0RF 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2346 TG9ANF 59 07 N7WS 59 03
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2347 TG9ANF 59 07 KJ6AP 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2347 TG9ANF 59 07 W7EPA 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2347 TG9ANF 59 07 N3CZ 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2348 TG9ANF 59 07 AB5JN 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2348 TG9ANF 59 07 CX7TT 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2349 TG9ANF 59 07 N0TK 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2350 TG9ANF 59 07 W4DVG 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2351 TG9ANF 59 07 WK0P 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2351 TG9ANF 59 07 W6DDD 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2352 TG9ANF 59 07 NU6L 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2352 TG9ANF 59 07 K6RBS 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2353 TG9ANF 59 07 JA7YAA 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2354 TG9ANF 59 07 NE4M 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2354 TG9ANF 59 07 VA7JW 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2355 TG9ANF 59 07 BU2AI 59 24
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2355 TG9ANF 59 07 W5MIL 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2356 TG9ANF 59 07 RK0UT 59 18
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2356 TG9ANF 59 07 N7TL 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2356 TG9ANF 59 07 JH8SLS 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2357 TG9ANF 59 07 XE2S 59 06
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2357 TG9ANF 59 07 K6VMN 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2358 TG9ANF 59 07 WA8IQF/MOVIL 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2358 TG9ANF 59 07 WA7AJ 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2359 TG9ANF 59 07 N6IEF 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2359 TG9ANF 59 07 K7ZD 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-25 2359 TG9ANF 59 07 JA1IFD 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0000 TG9ANF 59 07 VE6EX 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0000 TG9ANF 59 07 VE7FE 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0000 TG9ANF 59 07 K7JE 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0001 TG9ANF 59 07 N6TZV 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0001 TG9ANF 59 07 K5GET 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0002 TG9ANF 59 07 K7ZSD 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0002 TG9ANF 59 07 W7RV 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0003 TG9ANF 59 07 AD1C 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0003 TG9ANF 59 07 K6DEX 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0004 TG9ANF 59 07 K7RI 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0004 TG9ANF 59 07 NF7E 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0005 TG9ANF 59 07 K5ER 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0005 TG9ANF 59 07 W6GU 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0005 TG9ANF 59 07 K6JL 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0006 TG9ANF 59 07 K7RFW 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0006 TG9ANF 59 07 JA3YBK 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0008 TG9ANF 59 07 JA7BSV 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0008 TG9ANF 59 07 NR3Y 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0009 TG9ANF 59 07 W5XX 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0009 TG9ANF 59 07 W7TYN 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0010 TG9ANF 59 07 W7PEB 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0010 TG9ANF 59 07 W4AA 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0011 TG9ANF 59 07 LR2F 59 13
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0012 TG9ANF 59 07 K6IT 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0012 TG9ANF 59 07 K4SN 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0012 TG9ANF 59 07 W7FP 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0013 TG9ANF 59 07 KL7RA 59 01
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0013 TG9ANF 59 07 W7UG 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0014 TG9ANF 59 07 VE6MRV 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0015 TG9ANF 59 07 JA6BZI 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0015 TG9ANF 59 07 AA6K 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0015 TG9ANF 59 07 K7UT 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0016 TG9ANF 59 07 KC6X 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0016 TG9ANF 59 07 KK7AC 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0016 TG9ANF 59 07 KI4TZ 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0017 TG9ANF 59 07 WB9Z 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0018 TG9ANF 59 07 JA1EHV 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0018 TG9ANF 59 07 JA5CBO 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0018 TG9ANF 59 07 K7LAZ 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0019 TG9ANF 59 07 KD7VV 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0019 TG9ANF 59 07 VA7DM 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0020 TG9ANF 59 07 WA5JEC 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0020 TG9ANF 59 07 W4UT 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0021 TG9ANF 59 07 HL3AMO 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0022 TG9ANF 59 07 BV0J 59 24
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0024 TG9ANF 59 07 RA0QD 59 19
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0024 TG9ANF 59 07 N6IC 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0024 TG9ANF 59 07 N6MSQ 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0024 TG9ANF 59 07 WN7L 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0025 TG9ANF 59 07 W7PU 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0025 TG9ANF 59 07 VE7XF 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0026 TG9ANF 59 07 K6LRN 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0026 TG9ANF 59 07 W0ARK 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0027 TG9ANF 59 07 N6NM 59 06
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0027 TG9ANF 59 07 N0RB 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0028 TG9ANF 59 07 N0YO 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0028 TG9ANF 59 07 VE7IO 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0028 TG9ANF 59 07 WD5K 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0029 TG9ANF 59 07 AA6X 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0030 TG9ANF 59 07 WB6NKJ 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0030 TG9ANF 59 07 RU0LL 59 19
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0031 TG9ANF 59 07 JA7AYE 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0031 TG9ANF 59 07 AC9S 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0032 TG9ANF 59 07 W6KPC 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0032 TG9ANF 59 07 KB7ME 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0033 TG9ANF 59 07 JR5VHU 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0033 TG9ANF 59 07 K6AC 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0034 TG9ANF 59 07 JA7LMZ 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0034 TG9ANF 59 07 K6JEB 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0035 TG9ANF 59 07 W9UBT 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0035 TG9ANF 59 07 JH1XYB 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0036 TG9ANF 59 07 W6TKV 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0036 TG9ANF 59 07 AK5V 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0037 TG9ANF 59 07 W2NQ/7 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0037 TG9ANF 59 07 WB7OTL 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0038 TG9ANF 59 07 K7XE 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0039 TG9ANF 59 07 XE2YOM 59 06
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0039 TG9ANF 59 07 VE7IX 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0039 TG9ANF 59 07 K6FAF 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0040 TG9ANF 59 07 KD6KVL 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0040 TG9ANF 59 07 W7WHY 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0041 TG9ANF 59 07 JA7YRR 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0043 TG9ANF 59 07 B7P 59 24
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0043 TG9ANF 59 07 JA0HWF 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0044 TG9ANF 59 07 XE1AZJ 59 06
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0045 TG9ANF 59 07 JH1ACA 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0046 TG9ANF 59 07 HL2KV 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0047 TG9ANF 59 07 JR1HUA 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0047 TG9ANF 59 07 JH1MFN 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0048 TG9ANF 59 07 JA0QNJ 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0048 TG9ANF 59 07 HL2AEJ 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0049 TG9ANF 59 07 JA9GPG 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0050 TG9ANF 59 07 N7RK 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0050 TG9ANF 59 07 JR1MTS 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0051 TG9ANF 59 07 JA2PAC 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0051 TG9ANF 59 07 JH1NBN 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0053 TG9ANF 59 07 JA2VHO 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0053 TG9ANF 59 07 JL1OXH 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0054 TG9ANF 59 07 JH0RNN 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0055 TG9ANF 59 07 JA2FSM 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0056 TG9ANF 59 07 JG2KKG 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0056 TG9ANF 59 07 JH4UYB 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0057 TG9ANF 59 07 W6IGK 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0058 TG9ANF 59 07 N6VOH 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0058 TG9ANF 59 07 JA1CIA 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0059 TG9ANF 59 07 KN6Y 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0100 TG9ANF 59 07 JA3LEZ 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0101 TG9ANF 59 07 JA6DSG 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0101 TG9ANF 59 07 JH1IAQ 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0102 TG9ANF 59 07 JA3PJL 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0103 TG9ANF 59 07 N6NU 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0104 TG9ANF 59 07 JA9RRH 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0104 TG9ANF 59 07 JA1MLV 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0105 TG9ANF 59 07 JI4POR 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0106 TG9ANF 59 07 JH7QVT 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0107 TG9ANF 59 07 JE1FQV 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0107 TG9ANF 59 07 JR1NHD 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0108 TG9ANF 59 07 W0OJ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0108 TG9ANF 59 07 KX7M 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0108 TG9ANF 59 07 KE5OG 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0109 TG9ANF 59 07 JA0FMU 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0110 TG9ANF 59 07 JR1FVI 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0110 TG9ANF 59 07 N6AJR 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0111 TG9ANF 59 07 JA7KY 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0111 TG9ANF 59 07 JL1SAM 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0112 TG9ANF 59 07 JJ5ECZ 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0113 TG9ANF 59 07 JL6MSN 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0113 TG9ANF 59 07 N5EBF 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0113 TG9ANF 59 07 JM3UML 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0115 TG9ANF 59 07 JA7EJO 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0115 TG9ANF 59 07 JQ1EXP 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0116 TG9ANF 59 07 JO3QAP 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0117 TG9ANF 59 07 JH7QLR 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0119 TG9ANF 59 07 JG3SKK 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0119 TG9ANF 59 07 K6UFO 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0120 TG9ANF 59 07 JQ2VVH 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 0121 TG9ANF 59 07 VE2ZQ/W0 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1952 TG9ANF 59 07 W4HX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1953 TG9ANF 59 07 OE2S 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1953 TG9ANF 59 07 K4IRI 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1953 TG9ANF 59 07 K0EA 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1954 TG9ANF 59 07 W4/M0BUE 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1954 TG9ANF 59 07 VA3WU 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1955 TG9ANF 59 07 6Y1V 59 08
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1957 TG9ANF 59 07 AO8A 59 33
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1957 TG9ANF 59 07 K7ABV 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1958 TG9ANF 59 07 W1LXA 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1958 TG9ANF 59 07 AI4KM 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1959 TG9ANF 59 07 N4MM 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1959 TG9ANF 59 07 IK4RQJ 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 1959 TG9ANF 59 07 VA3ZC 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2000 TG9ANF 59 07 N4VV 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2001 TG9ANF 59 07 KB9YGF 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2001 TG9ANF 59 07 N2NI 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2001 TG9ANF 59 07 W0EF 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2002 TG9ANF 59 07 E77E 59 15
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2002 TG9ANF 59 07 VA3DX 59 04
0
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2011 TG9ANF 59 07 DQ4W 59 14
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2310 TG9ANF 59 07 W4EE 59 05
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QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2311 TG9ANF 59 07 K2GNR/7 59 03
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2312 TG9ANF 59 07 W6TK 59 03
0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2316 TG9ANF 59 07 WJ5DX 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2317 TG9ANF 59 07 WB4JFS 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2317 TG9ANF 59 07 K6DLV 59 03
0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2320 TG9ANF 59 07 N1QXV 59 04
0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2329 TG9ANF 59 07 N2VP 59 04
0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2332 TG9ANF 59 07 KS7T 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2333 TG9ANF 59 07 KB7KLT 59 03
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2333 TG9ANF 59 07 KK7YC 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2334 TG9ANF 59 07 AB4GG 59 04
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2334 TG9ANF 59 07 KB2M 59 05
0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2340 TG9ANF 59 07 W7RT 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2341 TG9ANF 59 07 N6VNI 59 03
0
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2344 TG9ANF 59 07 WA4DOU 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2344 TG9ANF 59 07 KE4HX 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2345 TG9ANF 59 07 KB4DF 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2345 TG9ANF 59 07 K3TD 59 04
0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2347 TG9ANF 59 07 W0PYZ 59 04
0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2350 TG9ANF 59 07 N1API 59 05
0
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0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2351 TG9ANF 59 07 KU4MT 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2351 TG9ANF 59 07 JA8RJE 59 25
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2351 TG9ANF 59 07 AL9A 59 01
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2352 TG9ANF 59 07 N4KTM 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2352 TG9ANF 59 07 W5V 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2352 TG9ANF 59 07 WA0RSX 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2353 TG9ANF 59 07 N9RV 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2353 TG9ANF 59 07 4M4V 59 09
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2354 TG9ANF 59 07 W0CP 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2354 TG9ANF 59 07 W7EK 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2354 TG9ANF 59 07 VE7SA 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2354 TG9ANF 59 07 N3ICK 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2355 TG9ANF 59 07 K6MB 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2355 TG9ANF 59 07 WN7M 59 03
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2355 TG9ANF 59 07 W3DF 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2356 TG9ANF 59 07 KE5LQ 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2356 TG9ANF 59 07 K9RIM 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2357 TG9ANF 59 07 ZY7C 59 11
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2357 TG9ANF 59 07 NA0BR 59 05
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2357 TG9ANF 59 07 VE6AX 59 04
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2358 TG9ANF 59 07 ZX7A 59 11
0
QSO: 14000 PH 2008-10-26 2359 TG9ANF 59 07 K7XV 59 03
0
 
NDØC   SOAB QRP   157,8282008-10-26 17:55:33
Interesting.... Things started out miserably - 20 was basically dead here
Friday night and QRP on 80 and 40 is a real masochistic ordeal. When 20 opened
Saturday AM, it was wall-to-wall signals - what a zoo. I don't think I've ever
seen the QRM so heavy from the top of the band down. I have no idea how any of
the Europeans copied my 5 watts - apparently ESP. There are a lot of
outstanding operators out there with great equipment.

Unfortunately there are some real lids lurking about too. Not only was there a
lot of poor operating ethics, but pure idiocy too - like setting up below the US
phone band on 40 to call CQ - I heard at least two big guns doing that. It is
very frustrating to have a station come back to me with a partial (e.g.
"November ending with Charlie") and get stepped on by somebody running a
kilowatt with none of the letters in their call sign. Some guys just would
rather flex their high powered "muscles" instead of waiting and using good,
ethical operating techniques. I know it is an age-old problem and it will
probably continue to be so. - That and the guys using packet spotting but not
claiming it. Oh well....

I really had a blast - 20 was really a challenge - but I would never have
imagined getting nearly 70 countries and 21 zones on it with the QRM and at
this point in the cycle. The fact that 15 opened up so well on both days was a
surprise - a very pleasant surprise. It was so much fun to go to 15 and escape
the bedlam on 20. I even worked a bunch of JA's on 15 Saturday and a ZM late
on Sunday - who would have guessed! I didn't hear a whisper on 10. I didn't
plan to operated as much as I did, but then got kind of serious about it. I'm
sure some QRP stations in the eastern/southern US will blow away this score
from my very modest antennas in the "black hole", but I'm pleased with how
things went, considering everything.

Thanks again to the great ears out there pulling me through the splatter and
noise. Really awesome job guys!

73,
Randy, ND0C - QRP as always!

Station: Yaesu FT-897D at 5 watts; 3 el tribander at 50 feet and dipoles at 45
feet.
 
VO1KVT   SOAB HP   484,4202008-10-26 17:57:05
Missed a fair bit of the contest due to the great fall weather on this end,spent
most of Saturday outside but had some good luck on Sunday.
73, Ken VO1KVT
 
IO3J(IV3ZXQ)   SOSB/40 HP   380,5462008-10-26 17:57:20
It was a great race, vital for me was to overcome the score of CQ WW 2006.
Objective achieved, Alleluja! :-)
Only two elements Yagi, difficulty turning to the U.S. and ASIA, so long lost!
Working condition:
ICOM 7800
ANTENNA OPTIBEAM 12 / 4 - 25m. about the ground
LINEAR AMPLIFIER HOME MADE
SOFTWARE N1MM
THANKS TO ALL THE STATIONS THAT HAVE REPLIED.
Soon to the next CQ WW
73'S IO3J (IV3ZXQ - Mau)
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   10,240,8602008-10-26 17:59:16
Ops.
LZ1ANA,LZ1ZD,LZ1PM,LZ1ZF,LZ1UQ,LZ1RGM,LZ1FG
LZ2UZ, LZ2CJ,LZ2PO, LZ3FM, LZ3UM,VE3SUN

Weather was fine before and during the contest. For the first time in last
couple of years all was ready before the start of the contest and no failures
occured during 48 hours except for a fuse of 80m maonoband power amplifier.
Condx on 10m and 15m were dissapointing compared to 2007.
For some reason we were not able to reach our 2007 score on 20m. Impression is
that this band gets more and more crowded in last years and we definetly need
at least 6 over 6 on 20 for 2009 CQWW.
Lot of antenna work is to be done after April 2009.

Thanks to everyone who called us.
See you all in CW part.

73 de Wally LZ2CJ
on behalf of LZ9W contest team

http://www.lz9w.com
 
WD4IXD   SOAB(A) HP   683,1242008-10-26 18:01:23
Radio - Icom 756 Pro III
Amp - Alpha 76A
Antenna - HyGain TH-11,Inverted Vee's 40m, 80m, 160m
Tower - 100ft Rohn 55G

Had fun testing out the station setup for contest season and found
where changes need to be made. It was great to see 15m open again!
Sure had a good time playing radio between all the distractions
and interruptions though.
 
KP2BH   SOAB LP   206,2452008-10-26 18:01:46
YAESU FT-920 100 W

after been hit by huricane omar and still under recuperation was fun to
participate in the cq ww ssb.just operate few hours between working around the
house and sitting behind the radio.try the new homebrew 160 dipole with good
results just running 100 watts on all bands. 73's de kp2bh jiimy
 
W7VJ   M/S HP   1,708,0532008-10-26 18:02:06
First off, a big thank you to all whom we worked. The station improvements we
worked on over the last summer proved a marked improvement and despite the
relatively poor conditions, we are pleased at how the station played. Great to
hear such quiet conditions, though wish the SFI would have stayed above 70 as it
was just prior to the 68 which prevailed during the contest. Congratulations to
all who hung in. 73, W7VJ
 
WO4O   SOAB HP   252,3302008-10-26 18:02:11
Part time fun. Didn't bother w/ 10, 75 and 160. Hadn't intended to operate on
40-m but near the end of the contest 15 and 20 lacked new stations so decided
to QSY to 40-m to pick up a few more points and mults working split.
 
WX4TM   SOAB LP   83,3852008-10-26 18:02:33
My wife WX4MM and I have been hams for over 30 yrs and until now have never run
a contest together ..simultaneously.. What a great time we had.. Each of us has
our own radio but we have to share antennas and of course can't operate on the
same band at the same time. Lots of fun. --Tom WX4TM
 
N4LKE   SOAB LP   36,5422008-10-26 18:02:34
Had fun
 
OL7C(@OK1KVK)   M/S HP   1,642,8162008-10-26 18:06:33
ANT: 3el. tribander 20/15/10@14m, J-ant 40m, dipol 80m
RIG: IC-756PROIII+ACOM1000 (1kW)

TNX & 73 de OL7C Team
http://www.ok1kvk.cz
 
VE3MIS   M/S HP   1,087,1042008-10-26 18:06:56
32 hours
 
WA1FCN   SOSB/20 LP   136,9722008-10-26 18:08:19
This represents 99% S & P. You just cant CQ on 20 SSB with low power at
the bottom of sunspot cycle.
Well CQ WW cw is just around the corner, I cant wait to CQ there. Hi Hi
Most interesting call heard was OK 4U. 73 BoB WA1FCN
 
K7ABV   SOAB(A) HP   300,1502008-10-26 18:09:23
Good time as usual...10 meters dead all weekend..15 no Europe..and 1 JA..JA3YBK
I think it was...40 SSB Signals from Europe very Loud, but my 2 el and KW
didn't do much...the first night..second night had better results with
everything but Eu and AF...20 a zoo when it opened about 9am..very loud signals
and 4 deep at times..tnx to all for a good weekend...
 
WBØTRA   M/M LP   60,6002008-10-26 18:15:22
Borrowed from the Field Day kit to put on a first MM effort.
I want more sun spots. And more bacon.
 
NA2M   SOAB(A) HP   171,7212008-10-26 18:16:04
Log uploaded to LOTW.
 
PY2SEI   SOAB LP   37,7422008-10-26 18:17:38
SETUP:
KENWOOD TS850S
MIC: ORIGINAL
ANTENNA: TRI BAND 3 ELEM
100W
FRIST CQWW SSB
 
EA8CMX(OH2BYS)   SOSB/80 HP   503,4052008-10-26 18:18:14
Thank God It´s Monday. It was planned to keep some Pile-up gently during the
Night´s and sleep/enjoy the Sun and good Food with good Friend's in the
Daytime. The Pile-up was more difficult to maintain than ever because of some
tecnical and tactical mistakes and faults. Had to repair my Linear amplifier
and climb up the Tower with Sweat on the Face instead of enjoying anything.
The Wire-yagi to Europe did not funcion at all so I did´nt copy the weak
stations from there before the Sunday, when I finally turned the other toward
Europe , sorry Boys! This Time I hadn't Time enough to put Beverages either.
The Blower of the Amp burned like also the Reflector-wire of the US-yagi. But
it was improving through the End all the Time. Actually I made my personal
Record on 80SSB. CU on CW. Mauri
 
N6CCH(@W6YX)   SOSB/40 HP   17,1692008-10-26 18:19:32
Mostly search-and-pounce, with a few runs CQing.
This was a part-time effort at best, too many "honey-do's" to make this a
contest-only weekend.
I tried SOSB 40m for the first time and feel that when IARU Region 1 spectrum
changes go into effect on 2009, this will be a lot different. There were
plenty of stations that I could copy well on frequencies that I could not
transmit on and they could not transmit on those that I can, working split
reeled in a few, but it seems that there were not many the would give a listen
outside of their allocation. Couple this with the abundance of AM broadcast
station filling the band and there was not much room for SSB. This was
somewhat frustrating to say the least. SWL on 40 seems like it would have been
more productive from a scoring perspective. Next year should be a lot
different...

All in all I still had a good time giving this class a try.

73 and thanks for the Qs de N6CCH aka Rebar
 
N4MUH   SOAB LP   30,0052008-10-26 18:20:36
TS-130, G5RV, Tri-Bander Fun time. Working on DXCC
 
N1IW   SOAB(A) HP   346,3462008-10-26 18:24:02
Just a part time, mostly S&P effort to blow out the station cobwebs and
contribute some points to YCCC. Thanks for the Qs.
 
N6BV(@N6RO)   M/M HP   2,255,3122008-10-26 18:25:34
Had good time with new and old talent in the chairs. The new guys did great,
learning the tricks of 40m crossband, and 75m propagation(or lack thereof).

Five ops, four stations - all K3s.
Stacked yagis on 40 thru 10m, 2L loops, 4SQ on 75m
4 Square, bevs. on 160m.
First time using WinTest- the network never burped!
VE7CC cluster.
 
NF4A   SOAB(A) HP   435,8402008-10-26 18:27:44
Could not do a full time effort due to problems at one of my FM broadcast
transmitter sites. I had a tower crew on an antenna on a 1100 ft tower most of
Sunday from 6am until 4pm. Maybe next year I can devote my time to a full time
effort. Maybe Murphy will visit someone else next year ;)
 
WB8JUI   SOAB LP   111,4842008-10-26 18:34:18
Thanks to all who were able to pull me out of the noise.

73 and see you all on CW!

Rick WB8JUI
 
VE3JAQ   SOAB LP   488,1512008-10-26 18:38:16
Didn't get started until late Saturday.
 
W2LK   SOAB HP   305,5002008-10-26 18:40:54
Had a limited time to operate and did all S&P. Conditions were poor Saturday but
Sunday was pretty good specially on 10M where it was real fun while it was open.
 
WA4DOU   SOAB HP   236,7502008-10-26 18:43:07
I've never heard so many signals on 20 and 15 meters during the European
openings. There were layers of signals and not 1 square inch of unused
bandwidth. It made for a very difficult time trying to pull out signals other
than the strongest. Even running high power, the score is down considerably
over last years low power entry. Phone contests aren't my cup of tea so I'm
looking forward to CQWWDX CW. Thanks to all for the q's and cu next month.
 
AA7A   SOAB(A) HP   665,6922008-10-26 18:43:23
Always a challenge from the West Coast at the bottom of the solar cycle. 15
meters was good at times to EU, which was a treat.

See you all from 3X during CQWW DX CW. Very different experience on the other
side of the pileups.

Ned
AA7A
 
K9CT   SOAB(A) HP   1,234,2002008-10-26 18:47:07
All S&P and enjoyed conditions. 10m did not open here at all. High winds kept
antennas down and operation curtailed on Sunday. Everything worked well.

73, Craig K9CT
 
W4WTB   SOAB(A) HP   114,6842008-10-26 18:49:29
Very limited time to operate this year ..... focus was on 80 and 160 w/ a few
contacts on 40 and 20 to fill in the gaps.
New inverted L for 160 seemed to play much better than previous antennas.
It was fun as always ... Tnx for the Low Band Q's.
 
KØOU   SOAB HP   487,8722008-10-26 18:49:30
Dis battle with Murphy all weekend. Took 6 trips up the tower to get the rotor
working, and not until Saturday afternoon. Then the wind skewed the antenna so
that I didn't know for sure where it was pointed when it did turn. Besides the
antenna and rotor problems, the computer kept hanging up and had to be
re-booted. RF in the lines. Still made some neat contacts and had fun. 15
meters was lively Saturday morning. Just a lone LU on 10 Sunday, although I
checked often. Good to hear everyone and see you all in SS.
 
K3TD   SOAB LP   53,4672008-10-26 18:50:28
Inverted L 30'H x 75'L
IC-756ProII 100 watts
N1MM 8.10.4

20 meters was brutal with my low wire antenna, but thank goodness for 15. Also
had some TE on 10 that was a nice surprise.

Convinced two good friends, W3TD and WA3UAT, to get on a hand out some contacts
in the hope they get hooked on contesting!

73,
Tad, K3TD
 
K7WP   SOAB HP   537,1922008-10-26 18:53:55
Great to have some propagation which provided a great weekend! 20m was
remarkable in the mornings as was 15m. (10m will eventually wake up).

Time again was limited, and missed the great Europe opening on Sunday morning
on 20 and 15m, but was able to enjoy some Japanese runs later in the day.

Rig: FT1000MP, Alpha 76A (tubes are getting old and soft like me!), Force 12
6BA at 70', Mosley Classic 33 fixed on SA/Carib, 160/80 Sloper.

Thanks for all the Q's and great to hear so many good friends this weekend. On
to WW CW!

73, John K7WP ..
 
W3UA   SOSB/20 HP   740,2672008-10-26 18:54:11
Was too busy to afford all bands operation, so decided to play on 20 only. I
definitely could use some sunspots... Hope to be a bit more active (and
productive) in WW CW -- we plan to be M/S again.
 
W3KL   SOAB(A) HP   953,6672008-10-26 18:54:32
Missed the first 90 minutes of the contest. QRN was not a factor on 40, 80, and
160. Made a lot of Q's on 40 and 80 the first night. Missed the opening to
South America on 10 meters on Saturday, but was able to get a good handful of
Q's on Sunday.

It rained all day here on Saturday and static was an issue during certain parts
of the day.

Wasn't able to get as many Q's on 160 as I was planning due to amplified
problems. However, 160 was really hot, especially early Sunday evening.

Looking forward to the CQ test in a few weeks.
 
LU1NDC   SOSB/15 HP   267,3902008-10-26 18:59:19
FAMILY COMMITMENTS AND STATION IN RECONSTRUCTION IT DIDN'T ALLOW ME MA TO BE
THAT SOME HOURS. EXCELLENT PROPAGATION IN 15M. 73´S AND TNX FOR ALL THE
QSO´S. DE ED - LU1NDC.

QSL VIA EA7FTR
 
K1LT   SOAB HP   536,5992008-10-26 18:59:20
This is the first time I have operated the CQ WW SSB test full time.
The past three years or so I've chased a bit of DX on 160, but have
ignored the other bands. This summer I swapped out the full size 40
meter 1/4 wave antenna for the 4-BTV I've had since high school.
The mounting point is on the ground with 32 32 foot radials.

My 80 meter vertical is a pair of quarter wave wires hanging on the
outside of my 160 meter "T" antenna, folded back at the top since the
tower part of the vertical only goes up to 49 feet. These wires are
tuned for the CW end of the band, and have a lousy SWR from about 3625
up. So, I operated low power on 80 & 75. The 80/160 vertical lives
over 75 125 foot radials.

I was quite impressed at how well everything worked during the CQ WW
RTTY test, that I decided I could tolerate messing around on all the
bands for the SSB contest.

So, I did. I slept too much during the night from the perspective of
a 160 operator, but maybe not for the contest overall.

The antenna relay in the basement started screwing up again after
about 18 hours, so I had to run down-stairs in order to change between
80 & 160 and 40 through 10. The IC-765 started to drop out on receive
on 15 and 20 on the second day. On the other hand, the Beverage
antennas were very useful on 20 meters to suppress some of the QRM,
and they occasionally helped receiving on 15. They also provided a
receiving capability while the 765 was acting up.

So, some observations:

SSB is just *not* my preference.

I need an antenna tuner.

I need new relays for my antenna switch.

I need to find out what makes the 765 unhappy after running for a
while.

Being loud on 160 with just a vertical does not mean one is loud on 20
with a vertical.

CU on SS CW.

Victor, K1LT

IC765, ETO 91B (thanks, Jeff!), antennas as above, WriteLog 10.54C
 
VE6EX   SOAB HP   932,8832008-10-26 18:59:59
Friends in contesting:
Well that certainly was a great weekend ; all considering. I went into this
hoping for greater than 2000 q's, 1 mil and a new record time for me in the
chair (more than 36 hrs). Two out of three are'nt bad. But I guess I missed the
biggie' by a bit. Not enough time in the chair!!!
Hi points were working Martti L and Jim N in with the rest of us.
Lo point was getting turned down by a local self appd poobah on a move to 10
to get a double mult and one Q (for us both) DUH!!!. And it was'nt even on cw!!!
That was after me doing his nopointer etc...DUH!!!
I had two minisleeps and one coffee bk and all went by in a blur. Lots of
snow in Banff and skiing in a few weeks....
VE6EX was:
Somewhat detuned deltaloops for 20 and 15 by our last big chinook winds;
with slopers for 40, 80 and loaded tower for 160. My 5el for 10 did'nt pay at
all tho' I pumped lots of KW to get a call but no luck...
Pr of HB 3-500s at generally a kw everywhere.
Ts940sat x2 to run split on 40 + insurance
Dos computers networked with TRLOG, still the best. The rest is all computer
tech and ham radio fluff... no so2r or other cool stuff.
Thanks for the Q's and see you next c'test.
Dan VE6EX..
 
N7RK   SOAB(A) HP   80,9602008-10-26 19:02:22
Equipment: FT-1000MP, TL-922
Antennas: 67 foot vertical for 80/40 meters, Tri-Band Beam at 30 Ft for
20/15/10 meters.

Nice to hear 20 meters sounding so good with activity from everywhere!
 
VE4EAR   SOAB HP   479,5982008-10-26 19:04:48
What a weekend! Took Friday off work to try and finish the install on the new
tower and antennas. Aluminum was in the air but the feedlines, rotor cables and
switch control lines were not installed. Working against the clock and with
weather on my side managed to get the lines installed. However the remote
antenna switch cables I had made previously were way too short to reach the
shack. So Ispliced in the necessary length but this took signifcant time
soldering and weatherproofing the connections.

With the contest started and darkness falling, I did not have time to install
the wire antennas for 160 and 80m. These were brand new antennas for 40 and
20/15/10 and I had no experience on how they would behave. About 1 hour after
the contest start, fired up the rig and there were actually signals. Other than
a few Zone 31 stations, 20m was dead so it was off to 40.

I could not believe my ears on tuning 40m. First the background noise was S3-4
where on my old Steppir vertical it was constant S8-9. Signals were everywhere
and I was hear Zones 20/21/38/35 and the usual 15/16. Signals were armchair
copy, way above the noise level, a totally new experience on40m.

However I was surprised that I could not make a lotof Q's. I was used to
working what I heard for the most part. Now I was receiving S8 signals and they
would not be hearing me. I was thinking something was wrong with my equipment.
Spent some time listening to audio, testing power and could find no problems.
When the band died out I went QRT for the night since thelow bandswere not
available here.

20m in the morning was a shocker for me. With a beam, I could work EU! I was
breaking pileups, noise was down, signals were up...so this is how the other
half had been living (beam owners that is) I just did S&P up and down the band,
working as many mults as possible. Didn't try running as I was just havoing fun
being heard! Didn't go to 15m earlier enough to catch the EU stations but
picked up a lot of AF, and SA stations.

Late in the afternoon started hearing static crashes and learned we were having
a freak thunderstorm. Rain, Hail, thunder and strong wids forced me to QRT.

As 20m was fading and the JA's starting rolling in, I felt very loud as I could
work everyone with 1 or 2 calls. Thjis was a new experience as working JA's in
the past as very iffy. Now they were true 5/9 signals and I was just amazed.

Didn't get to play Saturday night as it was my daughters birthday and I was
needed and committed elsewhere.

Sunday started like the day before then Murphy came calling. Winds were blowing
60 - 90 kmph. I was hoping the new metal was going to stay up! Then my new next
door neighbor came knocking complaining that I was interfering with his home
theater system. So now I am the good neigbor and promise to work with him to
resolve the problem but he doesn't have time and has a house ful of kids a t a
birthday party. So I lower the power to 80w and finish the contest on low
power.

So the new antennas are a dream compared to the old vertical and wire. Looking
to see some big impovements in scores this season.

Thanks for the Q's and thanks to VA7ST for the thrashing once again! Thought I
had him in my sights but then he started trying and just pulled away!

73

Ed
VE4EAR
 
K1BV   SOAB LP   207,4272008-10-26 19:07:31
Nice to be able to get away from the bedlam of 20 meters to work 15 meters.
Lots of South/Central America plus limited EU opening.
 
K3SV   SOAB(A) HP   139,6982008-10-26 19:09:08
Verticals and 500 watts.
 
KV1J   SOAB(A) HP   196,5042008-10-26 19:11:34
73, Eric
 
N4CW/1   SOAB LP   301,4512008-10-26 19:12:21
Wow, I don't know if I'll ever do low power in a DX contest again...that was
brutal! I'm accustomed to people responding to my call...I missed a lot of
mults because they couldn't hear me! On the other hand, I did work some neat
mults that I really didn't expect to work!!! I only heard two stations on 10
meters: KC1XX, which I worked, and K1TTT, which I didn't. There were a lot of
patient DX ops out there who just stuck it out until they got my call and
exchange correct...they have my admiration and respect. See you in SS CW...de
Bert, N4CW/1
 
SU1KM(N5ZO)   SOAB LP   2,002,7402008-10-26 19:12:34
As 75/80 m is currently not allowed in SU-land and quickly put-up 160 m double
trap sloper never tuned anywhere near 160 m band on crowded roof I just skipped
those bands alltogether, (Well, I called some guys during 1st night on 160 m
but nobody ever answered.) 40 m here was surprisingly difficult with near roof
dipole and low power. I felt that I needed at least one, beam or kW to even
work Europe. I heard everywhere on 40 but nobody heard me, and CQing did not
produce any QSOs on that band. (I think CW would have been much more
productive even with this set-up.) So I decided to have good nights sleep on
2nd night, which kept me more alert on 2nd day, wise decision I think. Seems
like here, as soon as 20 opens across the Atlantic, it becomes very difficult
to work anyone on that band, at least with low power. 10 never opened anywhere
else than South here. Best band was 15 as I expected and I just hang there as
long as possible. I did not pay attention to mults as low bands were out of
play anyway, and this was more like making zone 34 available effort from the
start. I had some great runs on 15 m and it was fun band and worked quite well
with low power.

Equipment:
FT-950 (and IC-756 for listening with loop antenna on 40, as Yaesu radio did
not have listening antenna connector)
3 element tribander and 40 m dipole near roof-top

Thanks a lot for Mohammed SU1KM for allowing me to guest operate from his fine
shack and home, and making it possible to do the CQ WW contest from zone 34, my
12th zone.

73 Marko N5ZO/OH6DO
 
K7BG   SOAB HP   142,6562008-10-26 19:15:29
Could only say Fi-Ni-Fo 293 times in between other pursuits. Lots of great sigs
on most paths even though I wasn't around for the morning EU openings on high
bands. Good to see some life on 15 meters. Worked all S&P except for about a
half hour at the end when I carved my way through a wall of RF flesh and CQ'd
for awhile on 20.
 
XE1KK   SOAB(A) HP   942,3482008-10-26 19:16:34
A merely 16 hours effort of S/P assisted by the DX cluster. No conditions on 10
meters to the US or Canada. 15 meters was great with low noise and good DX.
20 was great but too noisy for a non-competing effort. 40 was great specially
working Europeans high in the band, the only problem was SWR when they were too
high. Few contacts on 80 meters but it was good. Two short visits to 160 made
3 zones.

The best part, as always, is to find old and new friends to say hi. CU in
November.

73,

Ramon, XE1KK
 
WB9Z   SOAB(A) HP   3,139,1822008-10-26 19:19:08
Another fun and interesting WW SSB...

nice to see 15m open Worldwide at times....

160 was good here the first night.... not so the second

what happen to 10m? it was better LAST year?

as per usual all bands a challenge from the Midwest

looking forward to WW CW

WB9Z
 
W7VO   SOSB/80 LP   6,0002008-10-26 19:22:08
Wish I would have had more time to operate, but it was my wife's birthday so I
could only operate at night after she went to bed! Could have used about 200
more JAs......
 
EY8MM   SOSB/160 HP   90,5202008-10-26 19:28:40
Till last minute was not sure which band to operate. First hour spent on 80 than
decided to QSY and stay on 160.

This is very difficult contest on low bands from center of continent. Mostly
S&P but few runs on CQ. Bad QRN this year and deep QSB.

Very special signals from VE1ZZ, VY2ZM, D4C, TF3SG and many others.

Setup:
Vertical Quad with Reflector Screen @ 50 m to EU/NA
Half square @ 50 m to AF/Pacific

Two directional RX antennas
320 m BV to EU/VK
157 m BV to AF/OC

IC775DSP
ACOM2000A

73, Nodir EY8MM
www.ey8mm.com
 
WE9V   SOAB(A) HP   435,8872008-10-26 19:36:08
Had a good time as usual chasing packet spots, but
didn't get to spend as much time doing it this year.
80M seemed to be in great shape Friday night.

Chad WE9V
http://www.we9v.com
 
NØIJ   M/2 HP   1,661,6382008-10-26 19:41:20
Great amount of fun, as usual, with some great guys. 15 meter conditions were a
real surprise and a treat! 40, with the low MUF, turned out to be an afternoon
band. Kind of amazing to have VY2ZM CQ endlessly in our face while using 1500
watts and a 4 SQ on 40 during the night. Still only one tower, but now have 4
Squares for 80 and 40 at vacation home in far NW Wisconsin near Lake Superior.
Only station ever heard on 10 was the local, W0AIH, and a whisper of HC8.
 
W4PM   SOSB(A)/40 HP   52,0462008-10-26 19:46:51
Rig: Ten Tec Omni VII, Ameritron ALS-600 500 watts
Antenna: Extended Double Zepp up 60'

This was my first SSB contest in 10 to 15 years. Since I normally only operate
CW I had to look up the frequency allocations to make sure I didn't transmit in
the wrong place. They sure have changed! I remember when working EU stations
and most other DX required 100% split operation on 40. Now I find the EU
stations can operate all the way up to 7.200. That's nice and will be better
when and if the broadcast stations ever move out of the 7.100 to 7.200
segment.

Apparently there is no CW only allocation in most DX locations because I found
stations operating all the way down to 7.010. Some of my friends report
hearing stations down to 7.002. It seems to me, the contest organizers should
make a rule to avoid at least 7.000 to 7.030 for this contest and disqualify
those who break the rule. Believe it or not we still have quite a few CW
operators (take a listen to a CW contest if you don't believe it) and we should
at least leave a small segment for CW only operations! It's tough to use the
band for CW in the midst of wall to wall strong SSB signals. This is made
worse by the fact that many of these SSB contest operators apparently believe
the way to set up a SSB rig is to crank the mic gain and processing to maximum.
There were sure a lot of wide signals splatering across the band. Don't these
guys realize how much harder it is to read a badly distorted signal especially
when many of the operators use English as a second or third language. It's
easier to copy a weaker signal with good audio than a stronger signal that has
lousy audio!

We could also fit a lot more signals in a small space if we didn't have those
10 kHz wide signals splattering across the band! You would think we could show
a litte compassion our fellow operators and try to operate our stations in a
manner which generates the cleanest signal we can muster.

I doubt if I will even do another SSB contest again but only because I enjoy CW
much more and my ears don't take the abuse they do in a SSB test. I find I can
do a lot more with much less on CW rather than SSB and not having maximum QRO
and big antennas this is a definate plus to me for CW operations. I spent a lot
of time for relatively few QSO's on SSB. On second thought, I may try this again
next year. Perhaps the 7.100 to 7.200 segmant will be clearer and more station
will take advantage of this space and get out of the CW segment. Maybe some
will actually learn how to properly set up a SSB rig for great audio. It will
be interesting to see.

All that being said, it was an enjoyable and enlightening experience and I
thank all the stations who finally were able to copy my call sign and put me in
their logs.

73,
Puck, W4PM
 
N3AD(@KF3B)   SOAB(A) HP   3,002,7202008-10-26 20:00:41
My thanks to Alan/KF3B for the use of his fine station. I could get used to
antennas that work.
 
KL8DX   SOAB(A) HP   72,0942008-10-26 20:01:58
Operated 99.9% S&P looking for new band countries. Several of my
Alaskan neighbors were active, so Zone 1 should be in many logs.
Excited to see my close friend and neighbor, KL1SF, back in the
chair. Casual weekend for me trying out my new Heil Pro-Set Plus.

Totally enjoyed the 15 meter activity and worked several new ones.
So many new ones worked, too many to list.

Funniest part was being asked by one station: "Which DX are you"?
as I often get confused with KL7DX.

Ended the contest with a nice chat with K7DSL about life in Alaska.
SSB contests are not my thing and 20 was so darn busy. Now I know
why I enjoy the CW and RTTY contests much more (must be a 250hz thing).

Thanks for the contacts and hopefully catch many of you in the CW
version.

Phil KL8DX
Denali National Park, AK
 
K6WSC   SOAB LP   23,4222008-10-26 20:18:17
Very nice opening on 15 meters!
73,
Bill
 
NS3T   SOAB LP   128,5352008-10-26 20:19:27
Not much time between kids, football and family events for this one, but I made
sure I got in the chair to relax and have some fun, if you can call those
conditions fun...

My score is down from last year, with lower numbers especially on 80 and 15.
Not sure what was up on 80, because I have definitely improved my antennas
there since 2007, but CQ'ing brought me little success this year compared to
last.

If you worked me, it was all on tape again, except for N3MK at the end, who
graciously gave me a Q on 75 meters to get me my US mult at 2359z.

See you next weekend in SS CW and see you on the web at radio-sport.net.
Send in photos and your contest stories!

73 Jamie NS3T
http://www.radio-sport.net
Your home for ham radio contest news
 
HI3K(@HI3CCP)   SOSB/15 LP   513,6782008-10-26 20:21:01
Thank you for a nice contest, propagation was betters the last two years before,
but I have fun, Thank you to Tatino HI3CCP for his station www.lomadeltoro.com,
look for me next year, 73 Edwin HI3K ex HI3NR
 
W2RDX(@W2AN)   M/S HP   132,1652008-10-26 20:32:57
RDXA put together a training session for some of its newer members to come and
try some real DX contesting. Since 20 was the only band that really opened,
some of the new guys found the QRM to be pretty intense...but a good training
ground on how to dig in and work through it! It was actually an eye opening
experience for most of the ops, new and experienced alike. We're planning to
do a few more contests this season as a multi. Next one is probably going to
be NAQP SSB in January. Thanks for all the QSO's and showing patience with
some of our newer ops-they were just having a great time experiencing an EU run
for the first time.

Also, thanks to our hosts, the Antique Wireless Association in Bloomfield, NY
for allowing us to come and invade their Annex building for this operation, and
also for the loan of a 50' mil mast (and the land to put it on) to put up the
club's tribander for this (and future) operations. Check them out at
www.antiquewireless.org
 
K1IR   M/M HP   1,571,4262008-10-26 20:33:17
Thanks to K1EP and W1EBI for activating the station. It was an enjoyable
weekend. 73 . . . Jim K1IR
 
N7IR   SOAB LP   150,9752008-10-26 20:35:52
Unreal! The Elecraft K3 almost makes phone contests fun! 20 meters was in
amazing shape as was 40. 15 even showed some signs of life. Too bad the local
digital consumer crap wiped out 160 and 80. Time to go hunting :>)
Lots of fun, especially the QSOs with VK3MO and YE1ZAT via LP on 20 meters
Sunday afternoon. Haven't done that in while.
See you next weekend in the CW sweeps.
73
Gary, N7IR
BNCC and CADXA
 
N4PN(@W8JI)   SOSB/40 HP   512,5502008-10-26 20:36:59
What a great experience operating from Tom, W8JI's station...every time
I go there, I see more towers and antennas...3/3 on 40m sure does work
well. Mark V and AL1200 never missed a beat. Few mults showed up like
ZS9X & 9L0W to mention a couple...on Sunday evening with no where to
find anything that resembled a clear frequency, I called CQ on 7142
and pulled a few out thru the noise at the end...one was Foxtrot Bravo
but couldn't get the rest of the call...told him to try again in a few
minutes....he kept calling...it was GU6EFB for my 119th country...Thanks
OM as you could have given up.
Worked at least a half dozen VK6's....three YB/YE stations all within
a few minutes of each other on Sunday morning...HS0AC, 9M8Z, VR2C heard
but never found them listening in the US band!!
Nice pile up of JA's for a few minutes around SR also on Sunday morning.
40m phone contest is the "tuffest" band by far. Maybe next year will
finally be better with a lot of the commercial stations moving away.
Fun operating with Fred, WW4LL this year - he was single band 80m..
Again, thanks to Tom, who keeps this incredable station all together
and working without a hiccup...
 
K3LR   M/M HP   17,018,4802008-10-26 20:41:53
Congratulations to all of the Multi Multi Contest stations, especially
our close friends at W3LPL and KC1XX for outstanding scores and great
competition year after year.
Spending 48 hours contesting with some of the very best Contestmen
(and Contest Ladies!)on the planet here at K3LR is a real treat.
Extreme thanks to Dave, W9ZRX who worked countless hours getting
the station ready to go and improved since last season. Many
projects were completed thanks to Dave’s determination.
My sincere thanks to the operators who traveled long distances to
be a part of the Team K3LR magic!
With a K3LR radio room full of great operators it is all about having
fun on the radio hearing voices from friends all over the world.
A great time was had by all!

For the K3LR station description, pictures and details, see the K3LR web
site (Thanks K8CX) at http://www.k3lr.com

We'll see you in 5 weeks for the 2008 CQWW CW contest!

See you on all 6 bands!

For the K3LR Multi Multi Team,
Very 73!

Tim K3LR

K3LR@K3LR.com


BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES OPs

160 351 467 1.33 21 75 N2NC WM2H
80 1300 3195 2.46 29 115 N2NL W3TX K3LR
40 1496 3919 2.62 33 129 K8GL W2RQ KI4MTU
20 3215 9162 2.85 38 166 K1AR N6MJ N3SD
15 1685 4412 2.62 32 130 K3UA DL6LAU
10 115 225 1.96 9 19 N3GJ LU7DW
---------------------------------------------------
Totals 8162 21380 2.62 162 634 => 17,018,480

Continent Statistics
K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi
160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

North America 265 477 321 314 321 51 1749 20.8
South America 11 26 82 129 145 66 459 5.5
Europe 64 785 1052 2416 1093 0 5410 64.4
Asia 0 15 23 319 56 0 413 4.9
Africa 6 18 30 69 49 0 172 2.0
Oceania 6 34 37 70 50 0 197 2.3

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

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 15/18 99/59 70/40 41/29 3/5 1/2 229/153 229/153
1 13/10 75/17 56/28 21/7 . . 165/62 394/215
2 20/10 65/14 49/20 10/3 . . 144/47 538/262
3 35/8 61/12 29/6 1/0 . . 126/26 664/288
4 23/10 70/9 37/5 1/0 . . 131/24 795/312
5 16/4 75/4 31/3 16/2 . . 138/13 933/325
6 18/3 45/3 36/9 9/0 . . 108/15 1041/340
7 16/5 32/5 69/11 3/0 . . 120/21 1161/361
8 15/3 18/3 99/7 1/1 ..... ..... 133/14 1294/375
9 22/2 29/3 35/2 6/2 . . 92/9 1386/384
10 18/0 22/2 26/4 12/12 . . 78/18 1464/402
11 17/2 26/1 14/5 167/42 15/16 . 239/66 1703/468
12 . 10/0 3/1 268/17 65/21 . 346/39 2049/507
13 . 11/0 6/0 211/12 144/26 3/0 375/38 2424/545
14 . 10/0 9/0 171/4 185/20 2/3 377/27 2801/572
15 . 8/0 12/0 165/9 95/26 3/1 283/36 3084/608
16 ..... 5/0 9/0 147/1 45/4 1/2 207/7 3291/615
17 . 5/0 4/0 125/3 33/3 2/0 169/6 3460/621
18 . 4/0 10/0 111/17 39/4 3/3 167/24 3627/645
19 . 13/0 8/0 96/4 52/3 7/9 176/16 3803/661
20 . 6/0 13/2 73/7 57/4 19/2 168/15 3971/676
21 . 23/1 38/0 68/5 56/2 9/0 194/8 4165/684
22 3/1 38/0 114/5 72/4 20/2 2/0 249/12 4414/696
23 11/5 53/1 26/3 13/2 4/1 . 107/12 4521/708
0 6/1 57/2 33/1 3/0 1/0 ..... 100/4 4621/712
1 11/4 37/2 36/2 . . . 84/8 4705/720
2 7/0 27/0 10/0 . . . 44/0 4749/720
3 3/1 36/1 18/0 . . . 57/2 4806/722
4 7/3 22/0 6/1 1/0 . . 36/4 4842/726
5 7/4 38/1 51/0 . . . 96/5 4938/731
6 10/1 47/0 43/1 . . . 100/2 5038/733
7 5/0 48/0 130/0 . . . 183/0 5221/733
8 5/0 29/0 99/0 ..... ..... ..... 133/0 5354/733
9 3/0 13/3 62/0 . . . 78/3 5432/736
10 10/0 9/1 26/0 2/0 . . 47/1 5479/737
11 8/1 16/0 7/1 118/2 1/0 . 150/4 5629/741
12 5/0 14/0 3/1 209/4 121/2 . 352/7 5981/748
13 . 7/0 7/1 185/1 243/4 . 442/6 6423/754
14 . 5/0 8/0 165/1 117/8 . 295/9 6718/763
15 . 9/0 10/0 135/2 87/3 6/1 247/6 6965/769
16 ..... 4/0 5/0 160/2 117/2 5/0 291/4 7256/773
17 1/0 5/0 13/0 111/0 46/1 8/0 184/1 7440/774
18 . 4/0 9/0 61/0 33/3 7/1 114/4 7554/778
19 . 6/0 8/0 47/5 32/1 18/3 111/9 7665/787
20 . 8/0 20/1 45/1 24/0 11/1 108/3 7773/790
21 2/0 6/0 8/0 45/0 28/1 6/0 95/1 7868/791
22 11/0 15/0 50/2 81/2 12/0 1/0 170/4 8038/795
23 8/0 35/0 31/0 39/1 10/0 1/0 124/1 8162/796
DAY1 242/81 803/134 803/151 1808/183 813/137 52/22 ..... 4521/708
DAY2 109/15 497/10 693/11 1407/21 872/25 63/6 . 3641/88
TOT 351/96 1300/144 1496/162 3215/204 1685/162 115/28 . 8162/796

QSO Counts By Band-Country

K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10


3B8 1 1
3DA 1 1 1
3V 1 2 3 2
4J 1
4L 1 1 2
4O 1 1 1
4X 2 2 10 5
5A 1
5B 5 4 4 4
5H 1
5R 1 1
5U 1
5X 1
5Z 2 1
6W 1 2 2 2 2
6Y 1 1 1 1 1 1
8P 1 1 1 1 1 1
9A 2 8 16 22 14
9H 1 1
9J 1 2
9K 1 1 1 1
9L 1
9M6 1 3
9Q 1
9V 1
9Y 1 3
A4 1
A7 1 1 1
A9 1
BV 3
BY 12
C3 2
C6 1 1 1 1 1
CE 1 5 7 8 4
CM 1 1 2 1
CN 1 1 1 5 1
CP 1 1
CT 1 7 10 21 13
CT3 2 4 3 5 3
CU 1 1 1 3 2
CX 1 5 9 9 4
D4 1 1 2 1 1
DL 5 149 194 382 276
DU 1 6
E5/s 1 1
E7 1 7 6 16 6
EA 2 45 95 142 111
EA6 3 7 8 6
EA8 1 4 11 17 9
EA9 2 3 3 2
EI 1 7 15 19 9
EK 1 3
ER 2 1 4 1
ES 1 6 2 9 3
EU 3 11 1
EX 3
EY 1
F 5 48 19 131 65
FG 1
FJ 1 1
FK 1 1
FM 1 2 1 3 3
FR 2
FS 1 1 1 1 1 1
FY 1 1 1 1 2
G 7 89 135 260 70
GD 1 2 1 2 1
GI 3 9 17 5
GJ 1 1 1
GM 4 14 19 34 10
GM/s 1 1 1
GU 2 2 2
GW 2 12 21 21 9
HA 2 7 9 24 18
HB 10 21 37 19
HB0 1 1 1 1
HC 1 2 7 3
HC8 1 1 1 1 1 1
HI 1 1 1 2 3
HK 1 4 7 9 8 1
HL 8
HP 1 1 4 2
HR 1 3 3 4 4
HS 5
HV 1
HZ 1
I 1 50 144 215 131
IG9 1 2 1
IS 1 3 10 2
IT9 1 7 17 19 11
J2 1 1
J3 1 2 2
J8 1 1 1 1
JA 3 9 188 42
JD/m 1
JW 1
JY 2
K 161 129 138 90 165 35
KH0 1 1 1
KH2 3 2 2 4
KH6 2 6 6 6 15
KL 2 3 2 15 7
KP2 2 3 2 4 4 1
KP4 2 3 3 10 10
LA 3 8 11 29 1
LU 2 5 15 29 44 18
LX 1 1 3 3 1
LY 1 8 6 23 11
LZ 9 4 22 4
OA 2 2 3 2 1
OE 1 8 12 28 18
OH 1 15 16 47 20
OH0 1 1 1 1
OK 34 27 69 50
OM 1 9 7 20 8
ON 2 18 25 62 33
OX 1 1 1
OY 2 1
OZ 1 11 16 27 5
P4 1 1 1 1 1
PA 4 19 35 119 33
PJ2 2 2 3 4 3 1
PY 1 4 33 46 54 35
PZ 1 1 1 1 1
S5 1 19 20 45 33
SM 19 5 53 8
SP 2 28 34 87 28
ST 1
SU 1 1 1
SV 4 3 9 2
SV5 1 1 1 1
SV9 1 2 2 2 2
T32 1 1 1
T33 2 1
T8 1 2
TA 1 4 1
TF 1 1 3 7 3
TG 1 1 1
TI 2 3 3 4 3
TJ 1
TK 1 1 1 1 1
TR 1 1
TU 1
UA 2 35 12 182 14
UA2 1 2 1 5 2
UA9 1 3 52
UN 9
UR 2 20 21 73 7
V2 1 1 1 1 1 2
V3 1 1 1
V4 1 2 1 2 1 1
V5 1
V6 1
VE 75 307 142 139 88 7
VK 3 13 18 21 11
VK9W 1 1 1
VP2E 1 1 1 2 1 1
VP2V 1 1 1 2 3
VP5 1 2 2 2 2
VP9 1 1 1 1 1 1
VR 1
VU 6 1
VU4 1
VU7 1
XE 4 6 6 13 13
YB 3
YL 1 5 6 11 5
YN 1 1 1 1 1
YO 10 11 32 8
YU 12 14 32 6
YU8 3
YV 1 2 4 5 6 1
Z3 2 4 1
ZF 1 1
ZK2 1 1
ZL 7 4 22 15
ZP 1 2 2
ZS 2 1 17 15
 
AB7E   SOAB(A) HP   917,5622008-10-26 20:43:09
I thought conditions on 40m and 20m were pretty good, and not bad on 15m, but I
still did mostly S&P ... it's tough to run Europe from the west coast when you
can't hear anything that comes back to you.

Dave AB7E
 
K7RL   SOAB HP   2,520,7562008-10-26 20:55:33
Stable conditions pumped up the score an additional 700K over last year, and
even provided some surprising low band propagation. Of special note was a big
EU/AF opening on 160m, with strong signals up and down the band. Stations
worked over S9 were: LA9Z, ES5TV (59+20), LN8W, ON4UN, SN3R, CN2R, YL2SM,
GM3POI and LY2IJ. ES5TV was so loud, I kept thinking he would eventually sign
ES5TV/W7! I can only assume an opening like that from the west coast on a
major contest weekend is extremely rare. Maybe a once a lifetime opportunity?


Not to be outdone, 40m had a few tricks of its own with several runnable
simplex EU openings (wow, I thoroughly enjoy working simplex SSB DX on 40m!).
It even sounds like some of the broadcasters between 7.100 and 7.200 may have
moved, as that part of the band was fairly quiet. The only low light was poor
JA propagation both nights. On the bright side, it provided a few extra hours
of shut eye. Truth be told, I would rather have had the JA openings!

One more note worthy observation is the increase in BY stations. Each year I
work more and more. I hope one day Chinese stations will equal or surpass the
activity we see from JA. A nice goal!

Thank you to all those that made into my log. It’s always a pleasure to work
such top notch operators worldwide.

73 de Mitch, K7RL
 
PW2D(@PY2DM)   M/S HP   7,231,9362008-10-26 21:04:48
Thanks again PY2DM, Mamiro. Great place great contest.
 
WD5K   SOAB LP   509,4742008-10-26 21:19:55
FT1000mp 100w
TH7DX @ 50'
40m Dipole
80m Inv V
 
N2WKS(@W2ZQ)   SOAB(A) HP   1,086,0852008-10-26 21:31:42
Didn't have time to setup before the contest. Arrived at the shack Saturday
night to find a mess. 80 and 160 antennas were broken with no hope of repair
this weekend.

Managed to get everything else working pretty quickly with the help of AB2IO
and K2QM. Felt like I was loud all weekend which is always nice but bands were
crowded and every time I tried to run the QRM was terrible except on 15 but I
think I moved there too late. Had a great run on 40 just before EU sunrise
sunday morning.

Thanks to all that called in. All qso's uploaded to lotw.

73 es CU in CW
N2WKS
 
PJ2T   M/M HP   9,909,4622008-10-26 21:37:20
Well,

This was planned to be a 'fun' event operating as a limited M/M...little did we
know just how limited it would be... :(

Encountered multiple radio failures within the first 12 hours of the
contest...the Carribean environment is not easy on equipment and some of the
radios are starting to show this. We had three separate radio RX failures
within the first 12 hours and our 3 station M/M quickly became a 2 station M/M.
We were able to get a 3rd station back on the air later on Saturday.

Propagation didn't help us either, but the op's soldiered on and we DID have
fun in spite of the eqt. failures. Hard to believe that just 6 years ago we
scored almost 30 Million...come on SPOTS!!!

As always enjoyed the competition and look forward to next year.

73,

The PJ2T WW SSB crew...
 
W4QNW   SOSB/80 HP   31,8362008-10-26 21:42:05
HAD TO HIDE 135'WINDOM IN CC&R COMMUNITY!!
LOTS OF ONE-WAY PROP....NOT A LOT OF DX TO 4-LAND
WEAK SIGNALS..ONE WAY PROP..BAND CLOSED TWICE FOR HOURS.
ALWAYS GREAT FUN.
 
NX5M   M/M HP   2,102,7602008-10-26 21:43:24
This was just a part-time non-serious effort to test out new computer systems,
interfaces, wintest software and various other recently added hardware. This
was certainly a well-spent 24 hours.
This was an 85% search and pounce approach. Only entered M/M because there are
no limitations and we could move around the bands freely and I felt this was the
best way to test out all the latest upgrades.
Only 3 operators for this. Two the first few hours of the first night.
We stopped operating the first night at 0530z and did not resume until 1500z so
we got a good nights sleep. We were back down to 2 operators by 0400z Sunday
but the two remaining ops continued to operate off and on until 0730z. After
another good nights sleep we resumed at 1515z Sunday and went qrt at 1730z to
head into town to a local pizza joint. We decided to get back on the air for
the last 4 or so hours and operate as if we were serious.
Had a few stations tell me on Sunday afternoon that I was a dupe but when I
looked back in the log and these stations claimed to have had a qso with
me/us....it could not have been because in two of the cases we were not even
operating at that time on that band or we simply were not operating at all. I
belive that there may be too many that are putting calls in from SCP and not
paying attention to the what the callsign really is. Whatever the case may be,
just work them anyway because it will do no harm and in circumstances such as
these....if YOU are not in my log then you are not in my log and eventhough you
claimed to have worked me....you still are not in my log.
Was tempted to hang in there the whole second night as the low bands seemed to
improve after a few hours of "yucky" conditions. I just wanted to work the
double-mults KL7 and JA on 80 but I was ready to quit. Suddenly I found and
worked both and after a couple of minutes of consideration as to whether to
stay and operate or go to bed I just said "lets shut down and go get some
sleep".
Part of the time in the shack was spent building some soundcard interfaces
instead of operating. And we were having an issue with the 20m amp that had
been happening in the past so there was no relation to the new setup. That
took some time to figure out and get fixed but once that station went back on
the air Saturday around 2200z there was never another problem.
I am quite satisfied with the results of the 4 weeks of work I put into doing
all of these station upgrades. I was not really planning to do this so
quickly. It was intended to have been done a little at a time and do the
complete launch early next year. KU5B commented that it was not my style to
take my time doing something like this. I guess he knows me better than I know
myself. I am just glad it is over now and it works. Huge weight off of my
shoulders.
Now I can start working on my 80m beams and finish some other yagis that I
intend to add over the next month or so.
 
AL9A   SOAB(A) HP   640,1402008-10-26 21:56:13
Seemed like 40M and 80M were pretty quiet at this latitude. I heard lots of
Europeans on 40M, but they didn't seem to hear me very well. Probably a
combination of having to go over the pole and the din from all the other lower
48 stations ahead of me in the pile ups. Biggest thrill came just 3 minutes
before the end of the contest when XU7MDY was spotted and I managed to get the
beam around in time to bag him! First Kampuchea (Cambodia) ever! Come on sun
spots!
 
F5CQ   SOAB HP   4,0182008-10-26 22:43:58
Powered by Win-Test 3.23.0 http://www.win-test.com
 
K7ZSD   M/2 HP   2,164,4382008-10-26 22:44:47
Another great time had by all here at Smoke Ranch. We had 7 operators Saturday
night with 5 watching the World Series game, a new record! Sunday was perfect
70 degree weather with the spud gun shooting contest and the after contest
dinner at sunset on the deck. We had a toast to the great operators, some new
and some veterans, many thanks to the entire crew.

This years conditions were better than last, Friday night being a highlight on
160m working Europe on SSB for the first time ever. Twenty meters and 15m were
good on Saturday, only fair on Sunday. Forty meters and 80 were uneventful with
poor openings over the pole both nights. Our score is up 30 percent from last
years, maybe we are past the bottom.

The only station improvements this year were 2 additional beverage antennas.
They worked great, we could hear much more than we worked. All we need are
another 5 to 10 db on the xmit side on the low bands. We started a tower fund
this year for a third tower. Bake sales and car washes were discussed, with a
gambling junket to Las Vegas, putting all on red, being the winning idea.

We all cheered Sunday morning when the two presidential candidates on MEET THE
PRESS both guaranteed the American people they would not have to go through
another Maunder Minimum.

Thanks to all the great operators around the world, this is a great hobby, see
you next year.
 
K6GEP   SOAB LP   64,4962008-10-26 22:51:58
This contest was a mixed bag of good and bad, and left me with mixed emotions.
5 years ago, SSB was my favorite contesting mode, now it ranks 3rd behind
RTTY and CW. SSB is just a tough grind on low power.

I am proud of my scores on 80 and 15 meters. I set a CQWW personal best
on 80 meters by far, and I think I did as well as I could on 15. Last
year I would have ranked 15 meters a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 best),
and this year it was a 7.

Even though the bands seemed quiet on 80 and 40, my score on 40 was
way down this year. I marvel at the number of countries I worked
last year. I look forward to the re-alignment on 40 next year.
So many ones I couldn't work, like D4C on 7112 simplex.

Sunday morning, DX on 20 meters was like a mirage. Booming signals out
of Europe, and I could work none of them. My score was way down on
20. I finally worked a lot of the caribbian and SA countries the
last hour.

I checked 10m periodically, and nobody there.

I worked about 70 fewer QSO's than last year, and even 5 less than
my rookie effort in 2006. The same 20m dipole that gave me excellent
results in the CQWW RTTY weekend let me down this time.

No new countries for me, but a couple of band counters:
J88DR on 15 and C6APR on 80.

Ones that got away:
VP2V/SP7??, J88DR and YV4A on 80

Good to work our SCCCers 4 bands at HQ3Z. Have a safe trip home.

73,

Tim K6GEP


Rig:
FT-990

Ants:
80 meter dipole sloping from 50 feet (drooping due to pulley problem)
40 meter inv vee at 50 feet
20 meter dipole at 20 feet oriented NE
15 meter dipole

SW: N3FJP CQWW Logger
 
W7AT(W7EW)   SOAB HP   1,092,8762008-10-26 23:04:39
This test served to shake down the new radios and get started back into enjoying
the game by playing. No real way to run EU from here on 20 and 40, but maybe
next year? I tried. Had 1 EU respond to the run efforts on 20 and 40. The
vibe of this test was saved by a sweet opening to Oceania and Asia on moribund
15M the last 3 hours of the test. Running the faithful there was just basic
fun. The 2 Q's on 10M were N6TW who was checking alertly the doomed band while
my second radio was occasionally bleating CQ's, and a fellow who made his very
first shell-shocked Q with me, probably against his better judgement, by
overcoming natural inclinations and calling in to see just what might be
happening.
Congrats to Mitch, K7RL, who has raised the bar out here in RF-free zone
3! I need to figure out how to pipe in salt water to make a moat around this
place to compete a bit better, it appears. Plus I need to knock the rust off
and add skills.
Thanks to all the rabid contesters around the globe who are infected with
this entity called Radio Contesting. This can sure be fun! The JA folks are
still the most behaved and orderly in RF jousting- a culture to emulate. The
refrigerator motor is still talking in small voices that resemble Q's to me.
That goes away with a dab of sleep usually.
See you in the CQ-CW in a month or so..then gird your wahrs for that epic
160M CW conflaguration happening the end of December notably called The Stew
Perry TopBand DX Challange sponsored by The Boring Amateur Radio Club.
Plaquing notices will soon arrive in an email inbox close to you soon.
73 and I remain,
Lew W7EW/W7AT
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   559,1012008-10-26 23:12:01
* FT-2000 + SB221 (SO1R, unassisted)
* N1MM Logger with DVK
* 3 ele. tribander @ 45'
* 2 x 40M half-squares
* 2 x 80M verticals
* 160M Inverted-L (75' high/60' horizontal)

2008 opening bell -- SFI=68 A= 1 K= 0
2007 opening bell -- SFI=67 A=14 K= 4

Flux about the same as it was last year, but A and K indices were much better.
Friday evening 20M was good for the first hour and dead as a doornail after
that. 40M was horrible.

80M was bleak early-on Friday night, with VE5, VE7 and a W6 the only stations I
worked on my first visit there in hour 2, but opened wide later. By 0837z (1:40
a.m. Saturday morning), I had 103 in the bag on 80M, with 12 countries and 10
zones -- vs. last year's total of 23 Qs, 6 countries and 7 zones.

In the 0900z hour I had a great time picking off loud 40M Caribbean and SA
stations.

I never expect much from the first night. Went to bed at 0949z with 169 qs, 42
countries, 33 zones and 27,300 points. Tied last year's total score at 2100z
Saturday -- 348 Qs and 123,877 points, with 101 countries and 50 zones, vs.
last year's totals of 97 and 54 respectively.

Solid European openings on 20M both mornings. Band opened almost abruptly
around 1500z. This Mosely Classic-33 set for CW is useless in the 20M phone
band and I'm getting pummelled score-wise. I must have lost out on 30 or more
juicy mults -- I'd call and call them, but no results. Gotta get something
better before the sunspots show up in earnest. I see VE6EX and VE6CNU both had
stellar outings on 20M and 15M, so I have heaps of room for improvement.

Sunday afternoon, around 1 p.m. Pacific, I pointed at 60 degrees on a hunch
that an African or two might be looking back at me. Worked a pair of ZS
stations in a row and felt like king of the world :) I just LOVE seeing double
mults pop up in green letters in N1MM Logger. Alas, unless EU is open you can't
get much action below the U.S. phone band so I had to sneak up and work what I
could in the "frenetic" zone above 14.150.

I really enjoyed 80M -- I reconfigured my twin verticals' phasing box slightly
on Friday evening (out in the stormy woods at 11 p.m. with a flashlight) and it
seems to work even better. I cannot rave enough about the value of the short
Beverage antenna. I hear East and West with it, and it makes contacts possible
when I can't hear through the noise on the vertical array.

I did not enjoy 40M at all. The splits make me cross-eyed. I heard maybe a
dozen European stations all weekend but only managed to work one each of S57,
F, OK, I and ON. From Africa, I worked D4, EA8 and ZS (!!!). Truthfully, I am
not sure the F contact will hold up, as after I repeated my report I heard him
call CQ so the "ack" was either missed or he didn't give it. A painful double
mult reduction (plus) if I'm not in his log. Fingers and eyes crossed, hi.

All in all, it was a really satisfying contest. Last year I made 350 or so
contacts and this year I wanted to make 1,000. I did that with a bit to spare,
and also put in 29 hours (I figured 30 hours would allow me to say "I tried
pretty hard").

I wanted to quit a few times, but Livescores.org kept me going. Ed VE7EAR and I
were neck-and-neck for a long time. It was tremendous fun to see us
leap-frogging -- me with more Qs, Ed with more mults, yet we were in a dead
heat score-wise. Then Ed with his effective new antennas would dart way out
ahead and I'd say to myself, "OK, that's it for me then." But I stuck in there,
struggling to catch up.

I seemed to have good rate, but as usual I missed a lot of mults that other
western VEs were finding. I must have been running too often, and not hunting
enough, but even when I did an S&P pass I wasn't finding many mults.

Finally, with mults not jumping out at me, by mid-morning on Sunday I figured
the only way to catch up to VE4EAR was to run as many stateside 2-pointers as I
could and hope he took a mid-day nap. Best runs were 167 on 15M and 217 on 20M.
Perhaps not top drawer, but pretty cool from this little station. QRM was
horrendous and I know you guys had to work to hear me, so my thanks for your
efforts.

After I hit my goal of 1,000 Qs, I decided to see if I could fill in some of
the missing 20M multipliers. I turned to Asia in the final couple of hours and
worked lots of JAs, and it was quite productive mult-wise. DU, BY, JD1, YB.
With the beam on Asia, I popped up to 15M and bagged double-mult KH6, though no
JAs at all. Back down to 20M and RZ0 called in for a Zone 18 mult, and then I
just ran as many of my JA friends as I could until the close.

Year-over-year comparison:

Qs Zn Cty Score
2008: 1080 73 154 559,101
2007: 349 54 97 123,367

Despite the clearly uncompetitive low tribander, I'm ready now for SS CW, WAE
RTTY, SS Phone, and the one I love the best, CQWW CW. Yikes. Talk about time on
task. Thanks for the contacts -- it was a pleasure to work so many new-to-me
calls on phone.

73, Bud VA7ST
 
S56A   SOAB(A) HP   838,9122008-10-26 23:51:16
YU is my best DX on 10 m. Discovered audio feedback thru PC sound card
distortion on Sun aftenoon. Never called CQ. Dull it wasn't!

73 de Mario, S56A
 
YO5OAG   SOSB(A)/20 LP   28,4712008-10-27 00:23:44
Very good contest.
See you next year again friends!

RIG: ICOM 7400,
ANT: DIAMOND BB-7V, DIPOL 20m
LOGGER: UCXLOG 6.26
INTERFACE: USB Interface II

`Tks 73 & DX Sanyi YO5OAG
 
OSØS   SOSB/15 HP   55,0962008-10-27 00:51:50
Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN
21 261 568 70 27
Total 261 568 70 27

Score: 55.096
 
OZ1ADL   SOAB(A) HP   2,072,2922008-10-27 00:52:55
Good Morning...

What a week-end. I still have the roaring sound of the 20 m wall-to-wall of
noise ringing in my ears.Today I am only going to listen to the birds singing
in the garden...
Now I am sore in my whole body from sitting down for so long - and especially
my ears - and I sit here and look at the numbers. Did I really make 467 DXCC
countries in one week-end ...and even with 10 m totally closed ? Wow, that is
more than half of the DXCC countries that I´ve made all year on all bands.

I am pretty satisfied with the result. We have been working for years to build
up the shack and this antenna farm http://www.hamband.com and this is what it is
all about. The world as one big playground. And what activity ! Amazing signals
from all zones of the world ( except one - I never got anybody from zone 36 )
and an excellent opportunity to improve ones DXCC status on all bands. For the
first time ever I had put my focus mostly on the multipliers ( I normally like
to run ) and that looks good on the final result, but yet I feel that I should
have spent more time on 40 and 20, but I couldn´t stand the constant 59 noise
and besides I had promised the scouts to be in charge of a service in the
church on sunday afternoon in the middle of the big openings to the US on 20 -
so all things considered I am happy with the result and cannot wait to see how
many new band countries I have made for my Master log.

Some real outstanding and memorable contacts in there - too many to mention,
but thaks to all that worked me and see you in the next one!

Best 73

Jan, OZ1ADL
 
OQ5M(ON5ZO)   SOSB/20 HP   378,4052008-10-27 01:10:37
The usual stuff:
N1MMLogger, K3, 1 kW, OB11-3.

More on
http://on5zo.spaces.live.com/

73 de Franki ON5ZO = OQ5M
 
OG5ØF(OH1NOA)   SOAB HP   2,004,0162008-10-27 01:34:06
TS850SAT (TS-2000) + Alpha 91b
160m: inv V at 24m, 80m: GP, 40m: 3/2el, 20m: 4/4el, 4el, 15m: 4/4el, 10m: 6el

Laid back "just for fun" operation like in 2006 and 2007. I beat both scores!

Good propagation on low bands (although no USA on 40m during the night, also
very weak on 80m), high bands were pathetic. And even didn't bother to listen
10m much. Suprise was nice small JA opening on 15m. 20m closed very early: on
Sunday atfer 16z there was not much going on! 40m was interesting and "new"
wider band really helps here. On 80m ZM2K was fb 59 on Sunday.

Weather outside was terrible. High winds and lots of rain.

OG50F is a special call for the 50th anniversary of Radio Club Teljän
Radiomatöörit in Pori (OH1AB/OH1AF/OH1F).

73, Timo OH1NOA/OH0NOA
 
LX1KC   SOSB(A)/40 HP   213,3632008-10-27 02:12:32
Didn't work the entire contest, more hunting after multis, most activity was in
the morning hours. I hope i gave some of you a good multiplier. Missed some
countries in europe and some zone's too. Big surprise was the excellent signals
from zl3a, nl7z and kh7b. Tnx also to su1hm, 9v1yc and du9rg for calling me.
Hope all of you had a good time.
By the way i made a visit to LX7I on sunday afternoon, he had not sleep yet and
was looking terrible, I made some pictures, at that time he had more than 4000
q's as single op.
Equipement: ft1000mp Mark V field, challenger II Amp, 2 element vertical array.
 
NQ4I   M/M HP   7,911,3782008-10-27 02:38:48
It was certainally fun using the Getscores.Org site to watch the race between
K3NA, K1TTT, and ourselves...wish the band by band breakdown was working...but
what a see-saw it was...I can only say that the propagation here in the South
East US was not at all like what was experienced in the North East US...It was
our best ever on 160 meters yet...excellent job by 160 M op Tim KY5R...making
qso's and mults right up to the end of the contest...our antenna improvements
have indeed helped here..planning on 2 more of the "Bulldog" slopers to make
for an even 4 of them...80 M saw our best ever score also..the new 6 element
array really has helped improve our score from previous years...its our best
ever for 80 meters and "hats off" to 80m op's Mark W4SVO (aka the Bulldog) and
Don K4PK...40 meters continues to puzzle us as to why its not making the
grade...the antennas will be examined and analyzed to try to see if
improvements can be made...I know that op's Mark K0EJ and Gene W5LE put their
hearts and souls into manning the stations on 40 meters...20 meters suffered
from adsorption during a large part of the daytime, and we never produced the
rates that others most definately had...Jim VE7ZO, Larry N4FD, Dennis K4NV, and
Jay N4OX really put in the hours....thanks for putting up with one of the more
difficult bands guys!! 15 meters was a pleasant surprize all weekend...Sunday
was much better than Saturday...John K4BAI and George K5KG really milked this
band for all it was worth..and on top of that we had JA openings both Saturday
night and Sunday night...good job John and George....10m had to be the most
frustrating band ever..we are too close to the Caribbean to work a single one
of them..it was only South America for us and then only LU, PY, CX...really
disappointing propagation....Jeff W4DD and Lee WI4R spent many hours cq'ing on
a really dead band....

Now for my soapbox....if you compare my line score with K3NA and K1TTT, it is
very apparent that our point per qso is much lower...and I am guessing that we
had somewhere near 500 zero point qsos(and all logged) ....I can only
re-emphasize that there should be recognition for all qso's....points should be
given for one's own country...it will not make the contest into a qso party, but
reward one's efforts accordingly...

We will see each of you in the CQWW CW in a couple weeks...gotta get 3 amps
repaired...and get ready for cw...a few spots "puleeze".....de Rick NQ4I
 
WH2D(K3UOC)   SOAB HP   221,6452008-10-27 02:40:19
Congratulations to all who put Guam (KH2) on the air this year - AH2R, AH2L,
WH2DX, WH2X, KG6DX, AH2DT, and any others who gave out the KH2 mult to the
deserving. I beat my score from last year - 12 hours this year well spent.

Mike,
K3UOC @ WH2D
 
YR7M(YO9GZU)   SOAB(A) HP   1,435,1402008-10-27 02:47:12
Excepting the 80m periods in the beginning, I could't put for a decent run all
Saturday long. At 20 UTC I realized that my 3,8 milion points target is
unreachable, so I decided to quit and conserve my energy for the upcoming busy
schedule at work. On Sunday I played just for fun, doing a lot of s&p to give
out some points.

I never thought that someday I will enjoy contesting on 75m more than on 20m.
Now I think that the best option could be SOSB 80m.

Congratulations to YR9P, YR1C, YP3A and YR8V for their efforts!

73 Tibi YO9GZU
 
PT5T(PY5EG)   SOSB/10 HP   187,4882008-10-27 02:55:18
Has been nice to operate the 10 meters from PP5JR Contest Station.
As usual, excelent friend relationship with the other operators on 15 (ZX5J),
20 (ZV5E) and 40 (PP5TR).
Thanks to Sergio to permit operate such marvelous station.
Rain and high level QRN during all the 48 hours. Lack of energy for about 5
hours.
Thanks for bein in my log
Oms PY5EG
 
W4RM   M/2 HP   5,296,5842008-10-27 03:10:27
Total score was down only 100K from last year, but with no 10M this year. So
every year the teams keeps saying the same thing "I think were at the bottom of
the cycle" but this year, I hope we had found it.

73 Bill W4RM W4RM@Comcast.net
 
K4OD   SOAB LP   165,9802008-10-27 03:11:02
Rig: FT-897D 100 Watts Output
Ant: 20/15/10 Th3MK4 at 47 Ft
80/40 Alpha Delta 80/40 at 45 Ft

I had a BLAST! This is my first contest using anything other than wire
antennas and it was an eye-opener, to say the least. About 5 hours before the
end od the contest, my wife walked by my desk and casually mentioned that my
computer clock (which, incidentally, controls my time entries into the log)was
an hour slow! (ACH, MEIN GOTT!!!!! Ich habe auf koniglich jetzt geschraubt!)
Thank God, WriteLog has a very easy adjunct for correcting such things!
 
W5FO   SOAB HP   343,2802008-10-27 03:27:12
Just played around. Had a little trouble with NA. Watched football.
CU in the CW contest.

---------------------Lynn
 
K4WP   SOAB(A) HP   45,0122008-10-27 03:34:29
Limited operating time, but the new K3/Acom 2000A combination was a pleasure to
use for the first time in a contest. 73 Bill, K4WP
 
LT1K(LU6KA)   SOAB LP   37,4082008-10-27 03:46:37
QSL VIA EA7FTR
 
VE3CX   SOAB HP   2,280,9282008-10-27 03:49:13
Thanks for the QSO's

73,
VE3CX
 
TM2B(F4EGZ)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   126,4202008-10-27 03:53:07
new setup for this cqww, One vertical with one elevetaded radial. Using a K9ay
loop in rx, but so limit for a jungle contest. I hope to have more time newt
year.
Cu
73 F4EGZ ced
 
DFØHQ   M/M HP   13,829,5622008-10-27 04:01:41
It was great fun agn!
Thanks to all who gave us a call.
73 and cul in CQWW CW

Lothar, DL3TD/DF0HQ
 
VE3UTT   M/S HP   3,953,5802008-10-27 04:16:12
Radio 1 - K3 with Optibeam 17-4
Radio 2 - K3 with all wire antennas - 160m Inv "L" w/4 elevated radials @ 70ft
/ 80&40m dipole @ 70 ft. / 2 el Quad @ 31 ft. fixed between 270 and 360 degrees
for all but the last 4 hours.

QRM @ S9 on 40m Run Freq Sunday! Hope all had fun see you in CQWW-CW.
 
YR9P(YO9HP)   SOAB(A) HP   4,362,2402008-10-27 04:18:27
Exhausted but happy: the target of 4 M points (or 4 K QSO-s) was reached. It was
a great contest with massive participation. Nice runs of JA-s on 15m on Saturday
and W-s on 40m / 80m on Sunday. Hard to find a clear frequency on 20m band. It
was a nice surprise to be called by VK9DWX on 80m, but I almost missed YO as
multiplier on 40m, till the last minutes of the contest. The 80m 4SQ system
made the difference this year.
See you in November, in CQ-WW-CW! Alex - YO9HP

Rig: IC-746PRO/IC-7000
Amp: ACOM-2000
Ant: 160m Inv-V, 80m 4SQ, 40-10m OB17-4 / OB11-5
Software: N1MM
 
DJ8OG(@DJ6QT)   SOAB HP   3,666,4992008-10-27 04:51:08
What a QRM ... It seems that frequency stealing is a new sport in amateur-radio
very bad behavior in my eyes.
Anyway ... great contest with not so good conditions. Nice to see so many
friends again. RIG played without any failure but dont tell it murphy.
Nice openings to the US and JA on the upper Bands but almost nothing on 10m.
40m was awesome, and finaly called by VK9DWX on this band.

Sorry for those I couldnt hear due HEAVY QRM espacily on 20m and 40m.

Thanks for the great fun. Cuagn soon. Vy73 de Matt, DJ8OG

again, TNX to Walter, DJ6QT for the station
 
OL7R   M/S HP   6,550,4002008-10-27 05:00:19
Fine contest as usual. Thanks to all who called.

CU in CQWW CW ...

GL de Milan OK1VWK on behalf of OL7R contest group
 
GMØIIO   SOSB/20 LP   35,1782008-10-27 05:02:03
Disasterous weekend. Severe gales, driving rain and antenna problems as a
result. Managed only 9 hours of operating. Equipment was FT-857D, Heil Proset4,
and Par Electronics 20m Endfedz vertical. Still, wouldn't have missed it.
Conditions seemed pretty good on 20m.
 
W2CG   M/2 HP   1,817,9042008-10-27 05:03:33
None.
 
GW4BLE   SOAB HP   4,673,6342008-10-27 05:07:38
Score is rough-cut, and includes a ZS on 80, who called me in the last few
minutes and was probably a slim (?) but I was tired and logged him anyway!

Overall, an increase on last years score, but that was due to tactics rather
than conditions.

Just about the best I can do from this urban location!


Steve
GW4BLE.
 
N2FF   SOAB(A) LP   347,9282008-10-27 05:14:06
This was very slow going with 100 watts. Conditions wre much better on Sunday
but I had less time that day for contesting. The 94 countries I worked on 20
hold out some hope for more sunspots.
 
KT4ZB   SOAB(A) HP   853,8752008-10-27 05:22:35
First effort from half finished new station. Mostly S&P on Saturday, better
runs on Sunday; but still difficult to hear weak signals. FT1000D, AL-800,
TH6DXX and wires. Thanks for all the Q's.

Jere - KT4ZB
 
K5RR   M/S HP   1,340,6822008-10-27 05:24:08
My station is not set up properly for a multi-op contest: I have only one
operating position, and Dave and I took turns operating. This is the first time
I've operated in a multi-op contest in 57 years of hamming. I thought I'd get
more sleep than I did in all those years of single-op contests, but it didn't
turn out that way. Conditions to EU on 40 and 20 were some of the best I've
ever seen. That's one advantage of the low sunspot count. I was very
disappointed in 10 meters. It wasn't as good as last year.
 
KP2M   M/M HP   9,619,6822008-10-27 05:43:29
10M again was the pits. Maybe needed to be a little farther south?
Equipment worked well. New beverage sure helped on low bands.
KP2M is a great location and setup. Just like being at home, except everyone is
calling you.
 
N1UR   SOAB LP   1,780,2142008-10-27 05:53:45
This was a fun contest. Conditions were pretty darned good, considering. 160 -
40 were excellent. For once, the geomagnetic conditions weren't killing me up
here at 44.5deg latitude.

Antennas were all working well, although my 80M array has become narrower
banded now that I have fine tuned it. I need to do something to improve that.
Other than that everything was working well.

I felt really loud on 40M and I believe that if I could learn how to run better
on that band I could add even another 100 - 150 Qs. My challenge now is
technique.

I like to do research before a contest. I research myself, I research others,
I research records. This year was the best results I have EVER had on 160 - 20
(taking 2000 - 2007 and having personal best by band tracked). It is also the
best since 2004 for Low Power USA CQ WW on 160 – 20 in all band efforts.

Take a look at the single band record USA Low Power numbers for 160 - 20 vs.
this years totals at N1UR (before log checking of course):

USA LP Single Band Record N1UR – 2008

Band Q Z M Band Q Z M

160 43 14 32 160 38 9 17
80 179 19 74 80 167 15 64
40 315 28 103 40 211 23 77
20 638 30 112 20 712 28 107

Those are great yardsticks to know when you are doing well or not. Of course,
some of those records could be broken this year but it does give one a sense
for it. I have those numbers available to me when I am in the contest, so I
know when it is looking good and when it isn't.

Contest "highlights":

Finally being able to "run" on 40. Not for long but long enough to prove to
myself it can be done low power and will become even easier next year with the
band changes.

Saying "who’s the PTT station?" while running on 20 and having VU2PTT come
back for an unexpected double mult. Also nice to have 9L, 5R, 4X, ZS all come
back to me while running Saturday.

Catching THE opening on 10M right as it happened. I grabbed a few of the Carib
guys literally starting their CQs. And I was running 20M at 80+ rate at the
same time. I did abandon the run for about 30 mins to be positive I caught
everything I could on 10. Some of the Carib stations were hearable for only 5
- 10mins and there was just too much importance on the mults to chance risking
it on the 20M rate at the time.

I also stayed in the chair for a new personal best of 45.25 hours. I slept for
45 mins in the afternoon Saturday and 2 hours on Sunday from 07Z - 09Z. That's
it. Amazingly, the plan was to try 44.5 hours by sleeping for 90 mins twice
and 30 mins once. The first 30 mins was supposed to be around 08Z Saturday but
I felt okay and there was action happening.

I am looking forward to CQ WW CW. Back this year at the home station.

73

N1UR
 
N3ZA   SOAB(A) HP   1,307,0002008-10-27 05:55:50
Can't wait for 10M to came back!
 
N8II   SOSB/15 HP   197,7502008-10-27 05:57:36
After an exhausting week at work, didn't have much left in the tank for the WW.
I started operating at 1340Z Saturday and it appeared that the band was just
opening in a meaningful way to EU. The opening was confined to southern EU, by
and large, but there was sporadic E to VE1/VY2 and OH8L had an S9+ signal
around 1415Z which is about when I poached VU7JY who was no problem to work at
S7. G and DL were as rare as VU7 Saturday as my only Q's were G5W and DR5Z.
Condx to SA were poor and noticeably so around 1830Z, but late in the afternoon
around 20Z Saturday and 2030Z Sunday things really picked up. Around 20-21Z both
days was the best time to work the Caribbean. I didn't log TO4X, VP2EC, and
VP2V/K9NW until late Sunday due to long skip; KP4, ZF and CM were never heard.
I found 3B8FC Saturday so weak he was attracting no attention (nice to catch
one the mob has missed) and very slowly accumlated African mults and zones not
working TR8CA until Sunday afternoon. All the African zones were worked except
34.
Sunday, there were plenty of fairly weak Europeans by 12Z and from
1245-1355Z, 15 sounded like the band of old with enourmous sigs from Western
and central Eu. I fired up around 21348 and had that spot to myself until
around
1330Z when the interlopers tried unsuccessfully to dislodge me. The rate meter
hit at least as high as 222 and several times the last 5 Q's were all the same
time, twas fun! The switch was thrown at 1355 and the lights went out on any
fast runs the rest of the day. Best condx to EU after that were right around
16Z-17Z when the Italians were the loudest of the contest with EA and F thrown
in for good measure. Around 15Z, EU was very weak allowing plenty of time to
S&P
A73A (weak), J28JA, and 9K2HN. VU2PAI answered a CQ for my 2nd zone 22 country,
never thought that would happen. As of mid-afternoon Sunday, I had no rare
Pacific DX in the log. Thanks to W3LPL who's always loud here and gave the call
of who he was working, I caught ZK2HD. Later, at 23Z, found AH0BT who heard me
after about 2 minutes of calling his CQ's. Also heard KL7RA a bit too late to
work and heard no JA's, but may have missed the opening, not a full time effort
especially late in day.
I have had an intermittent 15M SWR problem which became permanent Sunday, but
it didn't hurt that magic 13Z run too much; I'd guess, I was doing about as well
as the big guns. Also had slow rotation in 1 direction with slightly unreliable
azimuth indication. Condx were a hoot compared to what they could have been and
should be much better in '09, see you then!
 
9A8MM   SOSB/20 QRP   7,7442008-10-27 06:05:07
Thanks all for listening the weak signal :)

Marko, 9A8MM
 
CE3DNP   SOSB/15 LP   110,2922008-10-27 06:19:19
Regards from Chile
 
EA5KV(@EA5ELT)   M/S HP   6,140,5502008-10-27 06:24:41
This was our first formal contest as the Torrent Contest Club. Been preparing
since July and had innumerable visits from Murphy during that whole period and
only thanks to the hard work and consistency of the team members were we able
to put on a decent show. Even as late as last Tuesday EA5GIE was installing
another rotator on the mult beam after the Ham IV burned out yet again. A few
small visits from Murphy during the test, some problems with the new 6 pack, a
couple of computer crashes, intermittent internet connection, the 850 amp relay
gave up (we had a spare 850, thankfully), the traps on the Explorer started
arcing over again…

Fun moment: while I was running on 15 the computer crashed. So, EA5GS gave me a
piece of paper where I logged while he rebooted and brought everything back up
again. By that time I had a fair list on the paper, so EA5KV was reading over
my shoulder while EA5GS transferred from paper to PC. The problem was that as
fast as he logged, I was still working stations, so it took a while before he
caught up with me. When he finally gave me the nod to log on the PC again, I
logged 3 contacts and then the band died….

Another fun moment: on the mult station, every time a mult fell, the op would
stick up their hands in delight and dance on their seat. At one stage late
Sunday, I just worked a mult on 160 and EA5KV a double on 40. So there was a
moment of all hands in the air and everyone dancing and falling about with
laughter at the spectacle. One of the reasons we like multi op contests!

Learnt a lot and hope to be on again soon with improved signals and
reliability. Thanks to everyone who made this possible and thanks to all for
the Qs, the patience, and making this FUN!

Rigs:

FT 2000 (run)
TS 850 (mult)

Amps:

Acom 1000 (run)
SB220 (mult)

Ants:

Explorer 14 @ 22m
Mosley TA53M @ 15m
EA5JK linear loaded 40m dipole @ 20m
2 ele vertical for 40 (tnx EC5KXA)
80m bazooka @ 22m
160m shunt fed tower

73 and cu in the next one
EA5KV team
 
K1RX   M/2 HP   5,973,8352008-10-27 06:27:09
Special thanks to Tom, N9NC (SU9NC fame) now living in NH and recent addition to
the YCCC membership roles and my part time crew that helped this weekend. Good
conditions (big surprise!) and lots of coffee kept things on track.

Just prior to the start of the contest, Tom added to the antenna farm a Pennant
antenna that we planned to use on 160 M. Still needs for further work (add a
pre-amp) but overall it helped when the heavy rains hit on Sat. night. Was
very helpful on 40 M too while the yagi was hammered by rain static.

Thanks to returning YCCC member, Al, KG1E that spent most of Saturday getting
acquinted with the station and the logging SW (CT). Did a good job keeping the
20 M position moving during Saturday. Then after he left Sat. night, Tom and I
(K1RX) were thinking well, that's it! It's you and me baby for the rest of the
weekend! Wrong - got a Sunday afternonon visit from WA1T who had in tow, Dave,
K1WHS. Also who made a visit on Sunday was a new ham to the neighborhood,
KB1QOV. Think he got an eyeful of the action and fun one can have during a
contest weekend.

First serious effort (well, not really being a CW fan) and in a new category
for me - Multi 2. Had two stations setup 1) 80, 20, 10 and 2) 160, 40, 15 and
a third radio on 10 M that was used in conjunction with the 15 M station (one
on, one off to meet the band change requirements). Sunday on 10 M was good
enough to warrant shutting down 15 M for awhile. Have noticed one amp that now
has soft tubes so shifted a few boxes around to optimize the station.

Now looking for that more serious effort in the CW slugfest! Thanks to the
operators around the world that made the weekend so much fun.

Mark, K1RX
 
VE3KZ   SOSB/15 HP   322,7402008-10-27 06:27:43
The new antenna performed very well. Thanks for the Q's!
 
DR1A(@DFØCG)   M/M HP   9,087,7702008-10-27 06:33:08
Due to fact that a lot of our known operators were on VK9DWX we did only a just
for fun activity with a small operator-team and had a lot of fun.

Thanks to all who worked us during contest!
 
VO1MP   SOAB HP   3,078,4322008-10-27 06:33:39
Conditions from here were fair , still no 10 meters , 15 was spotty and some
what erratic with A VERY RAPID QSB at times, 20 meters was a bit of a ZOO
with wall to wall stations , tough to find a CQing frequency, the usual
complaint for peanut whisltes like me hi! station seemed to work fairly well
, did have A glitch in logging program at begining of contest on 40 meters
that resulted in the loss of my first 25 qsos all of which were multipliers
at the time , presumably I worked replacements for them ??
Usual assortment of over processed audio, some of which might be attributed to
poorly set or designed Voice keyers and of course the operator's enthusiasm and
wish to be loud or louder ... where I thought it might be appreciated I took
the time to try to give a real report..... it's amazing how many operators
dont twig on to a report such a you are 2 by 9 plus 20 caused by distorted
audio. !!! go figure ? some were actually appreciative and did make an effort
to re-adjust .
Great Fun CQWW always has largest turn OUT of participants of ANY contest
nice to run across lots of familiar calls .. did manage to get a reasonable
amount of sleep sandwiched in between some good operating runs.. as for
conditions .... 20 was good .... I always feel.......... they are .. what they
are..... and you take what's offered and wait till next year .....hopefully
!!

THanks for all the QSOs
C'Y'ALL NEXT ONE GLWCDR

73 Gus VO1MP
 
AA1K   SOAB HP   3,248,6402008-10-27 06:39:48
Fun weekend as always. Took my nap a bit early Saturday when major t-storm
parked overhead.

Apparently missed a bunch on 10 though checked frequently. VP9 Sunday afternoon
was only DX heard there.

73/Jon AA1K
www.aa1k.us
 
VE3AD   SOAB(A) LP   194,4742008-10-27 06:58:05
CONDX GUD. NICE TO SPEND TIME ON 15M.
 
IK1DFH   SOAB(A) LP   131,8642008-10-27 06:58:50
73" Roby IK1DFH
 
KØPK   SOSB/20 HP   99,1012008-10-27 07:10:42
Didn't have time for a full effort but managed to steal a few hours to play with
the new 3x3 tribander stack and some casual S&P. Conditions were generally good.
Enjoyed working layers of EU stations which I could not do as effectively before
with the old single tribander setup. Also, having three directions instantly
switchable for the late afternoon openings to JA, AF & SA was really useful.
Highlights were getting through the huge pileups on 9K2K & TF3AM for double
mults. Even though phone contests are usually not my thing, I could get to like
this!

Station: FT-2000, AL-811H, rotary TH3MK4 @ 90', TA33 @ 65'-fixed NE, TH3MK4 @
45'-fixed SE, WX0B Stackmatch.

Thanks for the Qs! 73-Paul, K0PK
 
SN3C(SP3ASN)   SOSB(A)/20 LP   82,1762008-10-27 07:11:56
rig ic 746 100 w 5 el. yagi 16 mtr up.
 
EI2CN   SOSB/15 HP   335,1602008-10-27 07:18:39
The band was better than I feared.
 
DL1Z(DF3KV)   SOSB/20 HP   170,4482008-10-27 07:31:15
Tactic was to work as many mults as possible over the first day and start to run
in the afternoon when statesite fully opens which worked pretty well for me.

Wanted to use my SDR-1000 first time in a contest which did nicely until US
propagation opened. Then I had massive receiving problems, found out most
signals appeared in LSB as well but were only images 18kHz apart from their
actual frequency.
Trouble shooting SDR/sound card was not sucessful. I gave up since converting
the station back to analog was too much effort and I was tired of all the
garbage I had to listen to before.

Next day I found that only DSP adjustment for image rejection was necessary.
Next time I better study the manual in advance.

SDR-1000 (1W)
20m homebrew IPA with 4-65
L4B
3x 5L KLM stacked, highest rotatable, lower 2 fixed 300°

Thanks for all contacts.

See you in ARRL 10m

73
Peter
 
W4ZW   SOAB(A) HP   49,8752008-10-27 07:34:27
Worked a few while puttering around in the shack. Still recovering from
shoulder replacement surgery last week and with my right arm in a sling and
having to be a "lefty" made for some interesting operating. Conditions seemed
rather good when I was on, 40M was the usual stalwart (and Bill, KH7B, you were
LOUD). The opening on 15M Sunday morning was very good with signals here S9++.
Where did all those Spain stations come from? It was as though we had a duct
into Spain! I did work one station on 10M but N1MM didn't include it in the
score calculation. Some gremlin there somewhere.
 
MDØCCE   SOAB(A) HP   1,522,3652008-10-27 07:36:36
Great plans were beaten by the weather: Force 10 gales and higher gusts, along
with torrential rain predicted and delivered on the Thursday before and
predicted again (and delivered) on Saturday meant that the mobile tower
remained luffed over and the 40m beam remained in its box. The main tower with
the 4 el SteppIR was lowered to its lowest position, 25ft, and the 80m and 160m
inverted vees ran from their peak at 25ft down to 6ft above ground level at the
ends.

And then company arrived for the weekend as a surprise.

At first it seemed the best plan was to give the contest a miss, but then I
wondered if I could give out the GD mult to a few big guns even with the
antennas lowered and not wanting to even turn the beam as it was being so
abused by the winds already. I started on 160m at 2AM, an hour after the
contest started, and found the low inverted vee to be a nice quiet receiving
antenna, but perhaps not the best transmitting antenna. But once the fun
started, I didn't want to stop and so modified the original strategy to be one
of opportunistic S&P, with runs only when conditions were really good, which
happened a few times.

At 10PM on Saturday night after a full dinner and TV movie, the winds died down
to 25/30mph plus gusts and the tower was cranked part way up so the tower was up
to 55ft for the rest of the contest.

I'm still primarily a cw contesting type, but the 15m opening to all areas of
North America simultaneously on Sunday afternoon, with the rate meter peaking
over 300 and staying above 200 for 90 minutes, was very heady business indeed.
There was also a good run to JA on Sunday morning on 20m that was a lot of fun.
10m never really opened for us this far north, with only 5 QSOs in the log
despite checking many times and trying to QSY with stations from 15m several
times (only one success - M6T).

Thanks for all the QSOs and for all the patience when needing repeats to get my
call sign out of the noise! See you in the next one!

73
Bob MD0CCE
 
VY2LI   SOAB HP   141,5102008-10-27 07:37:36
Barely a part-time effort, but stole a few hours,mins here and
there.Six-year-old grandson visiting and lots of Hallowe'en associated
activities on Saturday(don't forget Hockey Night in Candada) and re-scheduled
Thanksgiving family get together on Sunday, so operation was pretty
limited.Conditions seemed decent and was great to be logging 15M Q's two
weekends in a row.Lots of activity as usual as CQWW continues to be the
grandaddy of all contests.Hope to got into your log.73,Bill

EQUIPMENT:
*FT-990
*SB-220
*Wilson SY-ONE(crippled),wires,and 80M vertical
*Writelog(MTTY)
*Rigblaster
 
G3YBY   SOSB(A)/20 HP   205,3222008-10-27 07:48:17
"20m very crowded, difficult to find a run frequency and get a long run going.
A couple of zones "gotaway" -6 and 39. US stations from zone 3 were very good
sigs.
 
ZY7C(@PT7CB)   M/S HP   8,911,3442008-10-27 07:54:30
Thank you all for QSO. Hope listen you again on CW leg. ZY7C QSL via PT7WA.

ZY7C Team.
 
NØHR   SOAB(A) LP   403,4342008-10-27 07:55:35
Mostly this was an effort to get the station ready for the winter. I took Friday
afternoon off to put up an inverted L for 160. Only one radial, tuned to ~1910
khz. Still work to do there.

Couldn't work on the 80m L until Saturday morning - which turned out to be a
train wreck. I believe that my tower/antennas are too close to being resonant
on 80m resulting in terrible SWR. My bit of modeling did not show that (but I
didn't spend much time modeling the tower):
http://www.n0hr.com/Lowband%20antenna%20site%20considerations%20and%20goals.htm


So, not having 80 was disappointing and 10 didn't work out in Iowa. Lots of
room for improvement in the station, my operating skills, and some sunspots
wouldn't hurt.

http://www.n0hr.com/
 
W2GB   SOAB(A) HP   661,2002008-10-27 07:56:01
Plans are in the works for new antennas on 80 & 40
 
RA9CB   SOSB/40 HP   142,0442008-10-27 08:05:50
Icom751A + 1 kW PA + 2L diamond shape loop.
 
NN1N   SOSB/15 HP   149,6252008-10-27 08:08:37
Lots of QSB. Had fun putting pileups in the memories and coming back once in a
while to check signals. Nice activity from the As (A4, A7, A9)!

Every time I came into the shack and tuned through the band it seemed I could
find a new mult. Love that.
 
MMØERK   SOSB/15 LP   8642008-10-27 08:09:15
total nightmare rotor problems and feeder problems had to give up no matter
there is always next year
 
W1AMF   SOAB QRP   3,0962008-10-27 08:14:26
FT-817ND with a 20/10 meter fan dipole and a 80-10 vertical. Antenna work is
needed! New QTH so antennas are still being made. 73 Bob W1AMF
 
KD4HXT   SOAB LP   55,6802008-10-27 08:16:55
This was my first year to try Low Power again (with new radio) after doing QRP
the last couple of years.

It did not take long for Murphey to stike this year. At 5:40pm local Friday
evening, an S9 line noise kicked in, audible on all bands from 160 thrugh 15.
Have not a clue of it's location. It went away about 10am Saturday morning. So
that killed some key operating periods for me.

15 was actually not bad. I gave 10-meters a try several times and never heard
a peep. Pretty much only heard the Big Guns. After 20-meters died Saturday
night, I went to 40 and pretty much nobody could hear each other. Heard many
DX stations calling with no response and they could never hear me. Went to bed
early after that because Sunday was a huge production day at work.

Maybe CW weekend will have more luck. So good ears out in radio world, so
thanks for listenng!!!

Equipment:
FT-950
Full Wave Horz. Sky Loop at 25 ft.
N1MM Software
Simi-Comfortable Chair
 
N2RM   M/2 HP   2,723,1852008-10-27 08:25:33
Thanks to K3ZV for his operating help and technical help in pre contest
preparation and to N3RG for the use of his ft 1000 mp.

The need for a more frequency agile 75 meter antenna was apparent in this
contest since transmitting capability of from about 3.625 to 3.850 or so was
needed to work all the stations in operation, a range of about 6.5% bandwidth
which is wide for a parasitic wire beam. I hadn't noticed this in the first
contest after the 75 meter band was expanded. This should be a new project at
my station.

73, N2RM
 
W5RU(@KN5O)   M/S HP   1,473,3802008-10-27 08:27:12
We had a great time!!! All S&P - Some of the pileups were incredible. Trying
to bust them took lots of patience for us. And considering we had to climb
over either the East Coast, West Coast or North Central USA for most of our
Q's, we think we did pretty good for our first time out. Used the Delta DX Assn
call at KN5O's QTH. Would liked to have seen 10M band open more than just to
the South, but we would take what we could get. When the band finally did
open, the SA's were pounding in. We missed the 160M band opportunities because
we could not get vertical up in time and the 160M/80M beverage array was not
completed due to late Hurricane Gustav cleanup work on the property. Anyway we
look forward to seeing all of you in the upcoming contests for the rest of the
year using either the call W5RU or KN5O. Thanks to all for the Q's.

Ted(KN5O), Greg(W5RY) and Dallas(K1DW).
Members of the Delta DX Association
 
W1XX   SOSB/40 HP   128,2402008-10-27 08:37:26
Forty meter SSB is always a challenge. However, it was good to see the
increased use of 7125 - 7200 simplex by DX stations. This reduced the amount
of split operation that dictates search-and-pounce and the frustration over DX
stations (especially multipliers) who would not listen "UP." It was
distressing to hear some stateside stations intentionally work DX statios
out-of-band. These were not simply a case of "wrong VFO." I discovered
somewhat late in the contest that my newly installed EU beverage could hear the
PW stations whereas the transmit antenna picked up all the "crud." First time
using a transceiver with dual VFOs thus eliminating much of the button pushing.
Station: FT-1000MP to L4B @ 1 KW to M2 2-el Yagi @ 100 ft. two miles from the
Atlantic Ocean. Always great fun!
 
WZ8T   SOAB LP   386,3602008-10-27 08:40:03
Worked some JA's for the first time in a long time. Could not run stations
using single antenna and low power because of the band crowding. With all the
big guns on 20 meters there was no room. Working some of the rare dx on first
call was amazing given the QRM. I had to get some work done over the weekend
and it cut down on the operating time along with trying to time share some file
loading while doing the contest.
 
OH4A   M/S HP   5,050,3702008-10-27 08:41:54
A 2-man M/S entry means less sleep than in a traditional one, but it was a lot
of fun anyway. And the bands were sure crowded.... Being able to run some W/JA
on 15m from OH-land at this point in the sunspot cycle was a very nice
surprise, as was the near-total absence of aurora.

Thanks to Jukka OH6LI for another exciting operation and for his hosting
services. The "butlering," involving concoctions of ham, Karelian pastry, goat
cheese, etc., is much appreciated.

CU on CW!
Kim / OH6KZP
 
HA8BE   SOSB/160 HP   84,7062008-10-27 08:57:49
Rig: IC-756 + KW
Ant: Vertical(28m)
Rx ant: K9AY, Magnetic loop
 
YR1C(@YO4NA)   M/S HP   2,741,9852008-10-27 09:01:57
Rig :ICOM IC-7800 & ACOM 2000A
Antennas : OptiBeam OB18-6 & inverted V for 80-160m
Great contest. Tnx for everyone who called us.
YO4NA&YO4NF
 
N5DX   SOAB HP   3,377,6962008-10-27 09:03:11
I had a really good time operating in this contest. A special thanks to my wife
for letting me spend a lot of time getting the station ready and operating the
contest. If there are any young contesters out there that are contemplating
having kids I have a piece of advice for you: WAIT.

Also, thanks to Chuck (KM5G) and Art (K0RO) for helping with tower and antenna
work before the contest. This station wouldn't exist if it wasn't for all of
the people that have helped us out over the past 8 years.

As usual my dad did a great job with getting the station ready, and putting up
with my BS. I would not be doing this without him. We completed two new
antenna projects. A 10 element 15 meter beam fixed on Europe on a 105' boom.
And a 3 element quad at 90 feet switchable NW/SE for 40 meters. The quad
worked great! The jury is out on 15 meter antenna, but it is much quieter than
the 7 element beam which helped me pull out many weak EU stations. The 7
element is at 90' and the 10 element is at 60'. We're hoping that when the
conditions improve, the lower antenna will be much better.

My goal going into the contest was 3.7 million. I'm pleased with my score
considering 10 meters was dead for nearly the entire 48 hours. There were
decent openings into Europe both days on 15 meters. Best hour was only around
90 though. Saturday afternoon 15 also opened to Japan for a nice couple of
hours, but didn't hear anything on Sunday. The highlight of the contest was
running on 20 meters for the last 7 hours of the contest. I had many new
multipliers call in during this time: SU9, 9H5, HSO, 5H3, BY, KH6, 9V1, YK9,
9M8, J28, VP2V.

I believe K5GO will be on for CW sweepstakes, so watch out :)
He is much better at copying calls than I am.

73

Kevin/N5DX
 
UP4L(UN7LZ)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   719,2982008-10-27 09:07:31
Good condx on 20m. I was called zones 3(N7DD, W6CCP and others), 34(SU1KM),
36(...) but unsuccessfully. Thank you so much who called and answered me.
Sorry for possible QRM from my HP signal :-). My S-meter was indicated more
then 59+20 from station operated as "CQ contest"...
See you on CW in a month.

73's! de UN7LZ Valery
 
SV9CVY(DL6FBL)   SOAB HP   6,982,0152008-10-27 09:19:58
Kenwood TS-950SDX + PA

TX antennas:
* Optibeam OB17-4 @ 30m
* 3-ele Quad (10/15/20) fixed to JA/Asia @ 18m
* Force12 C31XR (10/15/20) fixed to EU/US @ 5m (!)
* Titanex V160HD (26.7m)
(on the roof balcony with some radials hanging down in the garden)

RX antennas:
* 80m Moxon Loop @ 20m (useful)
* K9AY Loop AYL-4 (useless)
* Two Beverages (only 60m long) to JA and EU/US (both useless)

Win-Test 3.21

- - - - -

I was lucky that my last year's CW strategy worked again this year
in SSB: running all Saturday like hell and catching up on multipliers
on Sunday without losing too much rate... This way I could squeeze
out most of the 10m and 15m openings into Central Europe on Saturday
(they were non-existing on Sunday)! After the first 24 hours I had
collected 4,455 QSOs, with ten hours of 200+ rates. Best clock hour
was 08z/Sat with 265 QSOs (15m EU with some JA/Asia).

Here is a brief summary of the first 24 hours:

I started on 40m with the Optibeam towards EU/USA, which is the same
direction. 7100-7200 kHz is not yet allowed in Greece, so it had to
be the old-style stuff "listening 72xx and this frequency". At 0345z
(a little late, sunrise is at 0437z) I went to 80m and picked up a
few guys until 0500z before I went back to 40m for another half hour.
At 0530z I went to 20 meters, and at 0620z to 15 meters. I found some
weak but useful JA propagation, and around 0730z the band opened up
to Central Europe giving me good rates (but mostly 1-pointers).
At 0900z I went to 10m and found a weak, but steady opening to
Central Europe. In 100 minutes I worked 264 EUs (+3V8BB, D4C, ZS5NK).
Back on 15m EUs continued with scattered APACs (HS0ZDY, AH2R, 9M8Z,
YB/VK), before at 1117z K1LZ was the first NA with a loud signal.
A few minutes later the rest of the usual suspects showed up and I
had hopes for a hot afternoon on 15m. But besides a couple of loud
signals most stations were extremely weak. Combined with the very
bad noise situation at Mike's QTH (the S meter hangs at S5-7 on a
completely dead band) the rate was not very good. At 1200z I went
to 20m to enjoy some better signals, but the band was completely
packed. The poor old Kenwood TS-950SDX with Standard SSB filters and
defective attenuator (12 and 18 dB positions are dead) did its best,
but it was a very hard fight! I checked back on 15 meters around
1430z, worked a couple of stations, but then checked-in again at
the funny farm on 20 meters. The doctors shut down 20m US propagation
around 1730z and sent me to their branch office on 40m. On my way
I picked up a few quick multipliers on 15m. At 1900z 20m opened up
again to the US for an hour. At 2000z I jumped to 80m, but couldn't
get anything going, so at 2015z I decided to try out 160m for the
first time in the contest. I must have been spotted on the DX cluster
in the very first minute, because the frequency exploded in seconds.
I started operating split and moved the crowd "3 down". I could keep
the rate up and bagged 135 Topband QSOs in one hour and went back
to 80m for another hour, before at 2220z I switched to 40 meters for
some more 3-pointers from NA.

In my opinion the propagation on the second day was very different.
There was no 10m opening, and also 15m did not open to Central EU.
JA and US signals on 15 meters were weaker than the first day.

I guess in Central and North Europe the situation was even worse.
The lack of 10m and 15m propagation restricts the available
useful frequency spectrum for smaller stations during daylight to
the 250 kHz of 20m and less than 150 kHz of 40m. This means that
several thousand stations have to share these few hundred kHz.
CONGRATS to everybody who survived this mess... :-)

But there is hope: Latest in April 2009 all Europe can use
7100-7200 kHz, and hopefully the sunspots bring back life to 15m
and 10m, which will make the whole situation better!

My story of the second day is not very interesting: just hopping
around here and there to catch up on multipliers and find some rate.
I did not have a SO2R setup here - it was just the old TS-950SDX.
I only tried once or twice to find multipliers on the same band
while running - it was just too difficult to handle. Instead I went
on a number of old-style "multiplier trips" tuning over the bands.
It will be interesting to see how much worse (i.e. time consuming)
this is compared to the modern SO2R setups of my fellow EU
competitors, but it was my best choice.

73 Ben
SV9/DL6FBL
 
N3ME   SOAB(A) HP   413,7252008-10-27 09:21:08
Mostly S&P - missed my 40 meter beam element as it was on the ground - dipole
for 40/80 did not work very well. Enjoyed the time and effort and hearing many
personal friends from foreign places. Go PVRC!
 
XE2AUB   SOAB LP   57,9602008-10-27 09:24:12
Nice opening on 15 meters Sunday, enjoyed contest very much.
Station is only half operative,I moved to new home so could not break pileups
sometimes but had a lot of fun. Missed 10 meters.
 
K5ZD   SOAB HP   6,303,1262008-10-27 09:41:41
Wow. The CQ WW is so big and has so much activity that it doesn't seem to
matter what conditions we have.

Activity Report

Only motivation for doing the contest was to gather a few more WRTC qualifying
points. Also wanted to give K1DG some competition to see how his station
improvements were going. Then learned that N2NT was going to be at K1EA.

First night was almost all S&P. A few short runs on 75m listening split.

Took a 90 minute nap even though I wasn't tired. Mostly needed a break to
mentally recharge and wanted to be awake for the rate on the high bands.

Normally it is easy to find a frequency on 20 when the band opens. We are
first to get the sun here in North America so we are first on the band. This
year, 20 was so crowded that it was already packed with stations as the band
opened -- often 2 or more per frequency! I don't think I ever had a "clear"
run frequency on 20m until Sunday when 15m opened and some of the activity went
there.

15m was open the first morning but never really runnable. I mostly called
stations on the second radio. Had a good mult, but only 159 QSOs after day 1.

Very nice run on 40m transceive during the 21-22z hours. When that stopped,
there was almost nothing to do for next 6 hours but tune around and call
anything I could find.

At 24 hour mark, I had 2055/107/380 for 2.8M. This predicted a final score of
6.25M (usual rule is double the score plus 10%). Very happy with the mult, so
knew it was going to be a challenge unless 15m opened. The winning score from
2007 was 6.3M and conditions didn't seem as good this year.

Rain came in and created bad rain static from 04z to 06z. My original plan had
been to sleep 4.5 hours the second night and I almost used the rain static as an
excuse to go to bed. However, kept thinking that if K1DG or N2NT beat me
because I slept...

At 07z I was hearing loud European signals on 40m. Decided to call CQ and had
the most amazing run and conditions I have ever heard on that opening. The
Northern Eu signals were very loud and there was no fading. It sounded like 20
meters! Finally made myself stop and take a one hour sleep even though I could
have made it through. Again, knew I wanted to have some rest before attacking
20 meters.

Sunday morning I again had to fight for a frequency on 20. With so little
sleep I was having trouble copying whole callsigns. A rapid QSB didn't help.
Many stations would say their call multiple times and I would miss the same
part each time!

Heard 15m open to DL and quickly jumped to that band. Nice run for 2 hours and
then it turned off like a switch. The line of propagation was at Northern
Spain. South of that was loud all day. North was non-existant.

Went back to 20m and continued to grind it out. Never would have expected to
make 1900 contacts on a band that was so crowded.

From W1, 10m always seems to open to the Carribbean in the 18z hour so was
checking it often. We had about 1 good hour of propagation and even the
northern Carribean (like KP2M) were loud for a few minutes.

After that, the rest of the contest was a matter of pressing F1 over and over.
Found some good African mults on 20. Very very nice loud JA run around 21z.
Then back to 40m for a another short run.

160 was the best of the contest during the last 15 minutes. RU6LA was almost
S9 on the meter! All the Europeans could be easily worked on the first call.
UU7J and AO8A were two new mults for a very nice finish.

Worked on 5 bands: 8P5A, KP2M, PJ4E, TO4X, V26B. (Had 88 stations on 4
bands.)

Comments

For the first time, it was possible to call CQ below 3700 and work Europe
transceive... I predict this will continue to grow.

The change on 40m of Europe working above 7100 and the broadcast going away
will make this band like 20m in the future. Great signals, but difficult to
find a frequency! Never expected to make 800+ QSOs on the band!!

We need to decide on a strategy as a group for how to handle the stations that
splatter. They are going to ruin the fun of contesting for everyone if we
don't find a way to make it just as painful for them to splatter as it is for
us to hear it. I am not suggesting we interfere with them, but peer pressure
needs to be applied in real-time.

We can all hope that some sunspots return, because not sure 20m can handle this
level of crowding. Reminds me of when I lived in Japan and they would hold a
domestic contest on 40 meters. So many stations all you could hear was white
noise.

Audio streaming was running all weekend. Have the recording files and will
post them to the web site in the coming weeks. It was not the best contest for
listening. Poor rates and many of the QSOs are almost unintelligible in the
QRM.

Continents

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

EU 46 314 638 1537 324 0 2859 77.1
SA 6 12 37 56 69 36 216 5.8
NA 54 64 64 115 45 8 350 9.4
AS 0 7 12 146 8 0 173 4.7
AF 6 11 11 38 10 0 76 2.1
OC 0 4 9 13 6 0 32 0.9

Rates

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

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

00Z --+-- --+-- 66/43 25/17 --+-- --+-- 91/60 91/60
01Z 9/14 33/30 25/9 6/2 - - 73/55 164/115
02Z - 41/26 25/12 - - - 66/38 230/153
03Z 30/17 23/10 1/0 - - - 54/27 284/180
04Z - 68/6 10/8 - - - 78/14 362/194
05Z 23/11 39/1 8/5 - - - 70/17 432/211
06Z 2/3 46/18 6/2 - - - 54/23 486/234
07Z 2/1 14/2 11/4 - - - 27/7 513/241
08Z --+-- 8/1 6/6 --+-- --+-- --+-- 14/7 527/248 36
09Z - 1/0 - - - - 1/0 528/248 59
10Z - 1/2 6/5 65/35 - - 72/42 600/290
11Z - - - 138/18 8/10 - 146/28 746/318
12Z - - - 125/5 13/8 - 138/13 884/331
13Z - - - 82/4 35/17 - 117/21 1001/352
14Z - - - 91/3 17/11 - 108/14 1109/366
15Z - - - 107/2 14/4 - 121/6 1230/372
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 124/7 11/14 --+-- 135/21 1365/393
17Z - - - 112/3 10/8 - 122/11 1487/404
18Z - - - 70/7 8/4 2/2 80/13 1567/417 15
19Z - - - 94/5 14/6 1/2 109/13 1676/430
20Z - - - 82/27 18/4 - 100/31 1776/461
21Z - - 94/8 9/2 5/0 - 108/10 1884/471
22Z - 4/0 78/5 2/0 6/2 1/2 91/9 1975/480
23Z - 5/0 73/4 5/3 - - 83/7 2058/487
00Z 7/4 --+-- 1/0 2/1 --+-- --+-- 10/5 2068/492 33
01Z 2/1 52/4 4/0 - - - 58/5 2126/497
02Z 6/6 3/0 6/0 - - - 15/6 2141/503
03Z 5/1 22/1 1/0 - - - 28/2 2169/505
04Z 6/5 9/1 - - - - 15/6 2184/511
05Z 11/3 8/1 - - - - 19/4 2203/515
06Z 1/0 - 67/4 - - - 68/4 2271/519
07Z - 4/0 107/2 - - - 111/2 2382/521
08Z 1/0 9/2 62/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- 72/3 2454/524
09Z - - 1/1 - - - 1/1 2455/525 56
10Z 1/0 - 5/0 21/0 - - 27/0 2482/525 11
11Z - - 6/2 81/0 - - 87/2 2569/527
12Z - - - 55/0 80/8 - 135/8 2704/535
13Z - - - 7/1 157/6 - 164/7 2868/542
14Z - - - 52/0 21/1 - 73/1 2941/543
15Z - - - 121/0 2/1 - 123/1 3064/544
16Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 120/2 3/0 --+-- 123/2 3187/546
17Z - - - 101/5 6/0 2/1 109/6 3296/552
18Z - - - 21/4 11/3 29/10 61/17 3357/569
19Z - - - 54/5 9/3 7/1 70/9 3427/578
20Z - - 1/0 30/2 14/3 2/0 47/5 3474/583
21Z - - 5/1 85/2 - - 90/3 3564/586
22Z - 1/1 90/5 4/0 - - 95/6 3659/592
23Z 6/3 21/1 6/0 14/1 - - 47/5 3706/597

112/69 412/107 771/127 1905/163 462/113 44/18


Best hour: 201 QSOs from 1239-1338z on day 2 (15m to Europe)

Most worked countries:

DL 2 47 111 236 61 457
I 1 24 87 162 46 320
EA 2 30 53 106 25 216
G 3 21 60 123 5 212
UA 2 11 19 110 7 149
SP 2 15 34 67 12 130
F 3 21 9 68 21 122
K 13 7 29 47 7 2 105
VE 26 32 11 28 7 104
OK 2 13 17 47 16 95
PA 3 11 24 52 6 96
UR 1 6 14 55 5 81
JA 73 73
ON 2 7 18 37 2 66

See everyone on CW!
 
G4IIY   M/2 HP   1,107,1742008-10-27 10:07:53
Single op for first 14 hours, then a few hours off for other tasks/sleep, etc.

Rigs - 2 x FT1000MPs

Amps - Explorer 1200, Yaesu FL2100Z

Aerials:

A3S at 45 feet (15m)

Butternut HF9V

80m vertical 65 feet (22m)

40m vertical 50 feet (16m)

Inverted L
 
N6RV   SOAB LP   210,3672008-10-27 10:10:43
House being remodeled. I should have gone on a DXpedition!
 
W6YI   SOAB HP   1,334,4122008-10-27 10:18:19
Thanks for all the qso's. It was great to have the wonderful 15 mtr opening on
Sunday morning. The high point was going to K6kut's 90th birthday party. The
low point was a power line noise level of s7 to 9 during the entire contest
which really hampered my efforts on all bands and caused numerous requests for
information being repeated (thanks for you patience). The local power company
has not repaired their burned pole hardware for weeks.
 
CX9AU   SOAB HP   123,5592008-10-27 10:23:47
On sat work at home (CX9AU),on sunday integrated to CV5D team


Equipment Description:
FT 840
AND LINEAL AMP 500W ON 40 AND 80 MTS
ant dipole 10/40/80
sloper 20mts
rotative dipole on 15
cx9au@montevideo.com.uy


Daniel Neves CX9AU
Irlanda1945 AP302
Montevideo 11400
 
KD2HE   SOAB(A) HP   13,4322008-10-27 10:28:34
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 5
Gridsquare : FN30AR

Name : Victor Carnuccio
Address : 547 Broadway #5
City/State/Zip : New York NY 10012
Country : USA

ARRL Section : NLI
Club/Team : Frankford Radio Club
Software : N1MM Logger V7.12.6

Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN
14 24 67 20 9
21 43 117 30 14
Total 67 184 50 23


Score : 13,432
Rig : Icom IC-756PROIII

Antennas : Hustler Mobile Whip
2-el Delpta Loop

Soapbox :


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



Date : 2008-10-27 Signature : xxx
 
9A1P   M/S HP   11,045,6002008-10-27 10:39:05
Well what to say except wow. Never tought this kind of score was possible
without 10m. Nice WX all over weekend helped a lot. Not a single problem showed
up during the contest. Initial plan was a M/M but some op's canceled lastminute
so had to switch to our usual M/S cat.
Condx were fair on the low bands and 20 was quite OK. 15m opened quite well
2nd day to JA and later to USA. Good nr of west coast stns made it trough
sunday evening. Tnx to all of you for q's and hopefully we will cu agn in CW
part, most probably SOABHP. Sorry for those that had to repeat many times or
didnt make it, qrm was terrible on 20 and 40m.

We love this game!!

73 Dave 9A1UN
 
W7QN   SOAB LP   45,1142008-10-27 11:19:02
Antennas: Hustler mobile whips
 
OH4MFA   SOAB HP   87,0572008-10-27 11:21:47
Hello!

Very limited all band operation. Two weeks in flu, still going on. No antenna
for 40, 80 meter antenna is tuned to CW, no joy on phone, TVI on 15 meters shut
down operation there. It was fun on 20 and 160 though, should be more on radio
during night time. I try to put up more antennas for CQWW CW.

73 CU
Jukka, OH4MFA
 
P33W   M/S HP   16,899,3602008-10-27 11:36:34
It was a real DX-pedition style of operation. We arrived 6 days before contest
and spent whole time for antenna construction and equipment instalation.

We did Vertical for 160, Vertical for 80, 4 Square for 40, 2 el Inverted V for
40, SteppIR 4 el and C3 for 20-15-10, DX-88 and BigIR for 40-20-15-10 + number
of RX antennas.

But after the contest it took us just 5 hours to destroy everything we built
...

73s, de P33W team
 
KH6LC(N6GQ)   SOAB HP   4,334,9762008-10-27 11:40:40
First, a most sincere thanks to Lloyd, KH6LC, for again allowing me to use his
FB station in paradise. It's always a joy to arrive on the big island with
great friends and good times.

I love reading soapboxes, and I love stats, so this will be some of each!

I had arrived in KH6 a week early, and had some time to get acclimated to local
band conditions, weather, etc. At the beginning of the week, there was high
hopes that a group of sunspots would appear Friday morning and save the
weekend. Alas, that didn't happen, and conditions were rough to say the least.


This is the second year to do SOAB from KH6, and I was hoping to significantly
better my score from last year. The goal was to keep the QSO total up, but in
times of lower rates, aggressively hunt multipliers. I did this, and while I
did increase my mult count significantly from last year, the QSOs just weren't
there like last year.

I chose to start the contest on 20M, and was rewarded with the first couple
hours of 300+/hr rates. In fact, my best 60-min rate was the first hour at 332.
It was looking like maybe I was wrong, that indeed conditions were improving. By
0200z I was already just under 800 QSOs and things were moving along nicely.

Where was everyone on topband in the early hours of the morning? I don't know
how many reports I got of "you're the only signal on the band" in reply to my
CQs. I confirmed this as well by spinning the VFO numerous times at good
topband times and there was no one else around. The band was quiet on both ends
of the QSO, and yet conditions are there. Then, as I was getting depressed about
it, I begin to hear EY8MM and RU6LA more than an hour before my local sunrise on
topband. As the sun comes up here, EY8MM rises to S4-S5 on our JA beverage (no
preamp!). It was then that he heard me call and we had what appeared to be an
easy QSO. I won't forget that QSO!

Memorable QSOs:

* EY8MM on 160. Nodir, you are to be congratulated on your 160M signal (and RX
antennas!)
* UU7J on 75M at my local sunset. Wow, what a fantastic signal! Who needs
beverages when you have an S9+ signal on 75m (long path)
* NR5M, K5NA, and K5TR QSOs on 10M backscatter - thanks for being there guys! I
wish I could have heard zones 3 and 5 as well.

Notable Bullet Points:
* I noticed a significant increase this year in operators that "aren't in the
contest" and don't understand what a CQ-Zone is.
* Similar to above, a large increase in operators that don't come back with an
exchange after I recite their entire (correct) call and send exchange. Just
silence.
* It pays (even when single-op) to exploit wierd band opening times/paths. (10M
backscatter, long path to Europe in the middle of the night on 15/20m, etc.)

Huge Signal Mentions:
* NR5M - man, you guys are loud on all bands, especially the low bands
* K5NA, N0NI, NR5M, WB9Z, all superb signals on topband
* LX7I on 20M - all of the rest of the europeans were loud, up to S9+10dB, you
guys were S9+20-30! Fantastic!
* EY8MM, as noted above, on topband. Wow.
* RU6LA on topband, audible long before my local sunrise.

Personal Criticisms:
* I took *way* too many breaks (thanks, SH5, great break analysis!). I had a
total of 700 minutes of off-time. It was especially rough early Sunday morning
when I was drained of energy and trying to hunt mults during the early-morning
duldrums, pre-sunrise. While it doesn't feel like I was "off" for nearly 11
hours, it all adds up, and unfortunately is reflected in my score.
* A better balance of rate vs. mult hunting. Last year I focused on rate (5200
QSOs), but this year I focused on finding mults. In un-assisted mode, this
takes a lot of time and I didn't even do as well as I had hoped.
* Don't spend so much time bands that aren't producing, in hopes that they will
(topband, 10m).
* What did I do wrong on 75M? I have yet to understand, but my QSO total on 75
was inexcusable and I honestly don't know what happened.
* I should have done much better on 40 and 15, as the KH6LC station plays
*very* well on both bands. Again, no excuses, I just blew it.

Thanks to HQ3Z and K5NA for my only two six-banders. NQ4I, you guys were
*everywhere*, but unfortunately 10M didn't cooperate to make a 6-bander for
us.

It would be very interesting to see, in the end, how scores overall compared to
last year. My first impression is that conditions and participation were down
significantly from last year.

Congrats to the all the other KH6's in the islands who did super FB scores!

Thanks to everyone for your QSOs, and please listen for KH6LC in CQWW CW!

Jeff N6GQ
 
CJ7FC(VA7FC)   SOAB(A) HP   695,2902008-10-27 11:52:28
Thank you to all the stations that called me .... I had a great time in the
contest ... I live on a city lot in Courtenay so my low band antennas are poor
.. need to make a beverage antenna for 160 meters etc ... Can't wait till 10
meters is open again !!! only worked 2 stations on 10 meters a VE7 and a LU .
 
LN3Z(@LA3Z)   M/S HP   3,594,4042008-10-27 12:06:09
Heavy storm passed over southern Norway saturday evening, forced us to take a
few hours off air.
All antennas survived, but needed to do fix one of the support lines on the
Titanex vertical on sunday morning. Last time we EVER gonna do low band cqww
without beverages antennas - boy it was hard to pull out anything on 160/80
meter. Sorry to all we could not pull through. These antennas will be qrv for
the cw contest.

We knew 40m was our poorest band. Had a decent run on NA sunday morning QSX,
but it never really took off. OUr brand new full size 40m yagi is on the ground
yet, but for next season it`s gonna be another story... :) Crowded 20m but lot
of fun there. 15m very good for picking multipliers, but never gave anything
for run here. 10m band almost completely dead, even though we spent lot of time
monitoring for multipliers and even tried a few 10 minute with run station.

Well - thanks to everybody and cu in the cw contest in a few weeks.

Paul LA6YEA
 
G4FKA   SOAB LP   119,1452008-10-27 12:18:07
Different approach this year. I called it my "low band odyssey" with the
intention of using only 160/80/40 to try to top up the DXCC slots. Generally
enough to keep it going for a few hours. Quiet period on Sunday afternoon with
few new ones to work so migrated to 15 for a couple of hours to pick off a few
NA/SA. Certainly the most Qs I've worked on the low bands in this event.

Sticking with very crowded 80/40 bands for long periods doesn't do brain cells
any good but I think I survived!

Interesting conditions on 40 with NA coming in at good strength on both days
several hours after local sunrise. Some good antennas at their end I guess.

Usual set-up; IC756 ProIII, 30m inverted V doublet at 10m and 40m quarter wave
wire vertical.

Will try the same tactics in CW next month; hopefully a bit easier to grab a
few new ones on the low bands. Also to exploit those fruitful hours either side
of local sunrise that I usually miss.

Geoff G4FKA
 
S53M(S51FB)   SOSB/40 HP   487,3442008-10-27 12:34:44
My first serious attempt on 40m SSB. It was difficult and on Sunday at 09:30 GMT
after 28 hours I said »enough for this contest«.
I must stress that RTTY one month ago was like holidays to this one. It was
very difficult to find a good frequency, especially in the first hours of the
contest. Why everyone in EU start the contest on 40m - HI.

Basic statistics of my log:

K 458
DL 201
UA(EU) 109
I 96
..
..
JA 36
..


Thanks to all who replied, thanks to S53M and see you in the next one.

Miha / S51FB
 
K7RI   SOSB(A)/20 HP   265,7532008-10-27 12:35:20
About 25 hours of operation.
 
AD5TJ   SOAB HP   38,2362008-10-27 12:36:47
Band QSOs Pts Cty ZN
14 40 112 28 12
21 43 120 25 15
28 1 3 1 1
37 22 55 15 7
37 7 16 5 4
38 3 8 3 3
38 1 2 1 1
Total 117 316 78 43
Score: 38,236

This is my second contest ever. Had to contest in my spare time. Contested for
just under 14 hours. 15 and 20 meters closed about 8pm local 0100z both days.
80 meters was not very livley on the 26th of Oct. Very low noise floor both
nites on 80m. Used a home brew full wave loop on 80 and a cushcraft MA5B
mini-beam for 20 15 10m. Ran abt 1kw on 80m, and 500w on 20m. 100w on 15 & 10.
had fun see you in the next contest
 
PY3DX   SOAB LP   1,234,8002008-10-27 12:37:20
Nice contest as usual, in spite of bad propagation these days.
Good to "see" some old folks still thumping on the air.
15m was the highlight band and 10 is a promise for the near future.
Thanks to everyone who contacted me and to those who tried.
There were some times that the local QRM was so high,
that I could barely hear local stations...
I'll try to work them all in the CW part!
73! Paul - PY3DX
 
WØBH   SOAB HP   132,9772008-10-27 12:40:21
Partial effort this time, but fun anyway. Didn't reconfigure the 80m vertical
for SSB so could only use the dipole with predictable results .. lots of loud
stations who couldn't hear me on 80. 15m was a nice surprise, especially on
Sunday (nothing heard on 10m).

Thanks for the Qs!

73, Bob, w0bh
 
9Y4W   SOSB(A)/40 HP   1,095,1972008-10-27 12:44:40
This time assisted, it was more fun to do something else this year.

Lost electricity minutes before the contest. Had to run and start the generator
and use it for an hour until power came back.

The "ole" gears still going strong, no time for a change yet.

Wkd OD5 at 3:30 p.m. local time, unexpectedly. Had to interrupt frying my
burgers for that, hi.

Missed Zones 23 and 24 as usual and 29 (unusual), please guys look out for your
multipliers in the caribbean when it's time !
TNX HS0AC for calling at the right time with a booming signal !

TNX to everybody for supporting 9Y4W with your calls. Hope to hear you loud and
clear next year again.

73

Andy 9Y4W
 
OZ7TTT(OZ5WQ)   SOSB(A)/160 LP   9462008-10-27 12:53:50
Output 50W to a L- 1/4 wave 10m up.
Condx fair.
Heard zone 16 and 20, but no Q's.
Cu next month on cw.
73 Peter OZ5WQ/ OZ7TTT
 
S58M   SOSB(A)/80 HP   198,1142008-10-27 12:54:22
Tnx for all QSOs with me... see U in CW part...

73& GL, Dare S58M

Equipment:
Antenna: 1 x 1 el. Delta loop, 37 m high
1 x sloper to east, 20 m high

RTX: Icom IC-775DSP

PA: Ameritron AL-1500

Logging: Writelog
 
NN7SS(K6UFO)   SOAB QRP   75,0122008-10-27 13:23:43
Total different DXCC Countries: 60
Operating time: 21 Hrs

Well, that was okay for QRP SSB and no sunspots.
There were a lot of s-l-o-w periods where no QSOs
were made. When I had scanned the bands and worked
everyone loud enough (S5 or more) to hear me, I would
take a half-hour off, and then try again later.

My "Good Ears" Awards to those who worked me when I was
only receiving them S5 or S6:
VP2V/K9NW, PY3OPP, E51JD, LU6FOV and LU8EOT

On 40m I was unable to get through the shortwave broadcast,
noise and competition to make any progress.

NN7SS (K6UFO)

160m Inverted L
80-meter half-sloper
40m: Cushcraft 40-2CD yagi at 50ft
20m: 3-el SteppIR at 50ft
15M: C3 Tribander at 55ft
Two Yaesu FT-1000MPs turned down to 5 watts
Writelog software and W5XD Multi-keyer
 
K6RM   SOAB LP   2,9232008-10-27 13:26:09
A little playing between household chores. The K3 with 1.8 kHz roofer certainly
makes phone contesting easier on the ears! Thanks to Bob, K6XX, for teaching me
how to set that up correctly. Amazed I could make contact with Hawaii on 80
mtrs using a G5RV only 35 ft up.
73, Barry, K6RM
 
TM2Y(@F6BEE)   M/S HP   6,827,1842008-10-27 13:27:05
No particular problem we can't control. The main issue was propagation,
especially on 10 and 15m. According to cluster spots, there were some very
selective openings, most of them carefully avoiding our place !
Just let's hope this was the worst ever conditions for CQ WW DX and that the CW
contest can only be better. C U then.

73 de Jacques, F6BEE
 
HA8JV   SOAB HP   4,699,6322008-10-27 13:29:10
mine plant was full times work, but half-time i was ready with my power and go
to pause. 22 hours, 2450 qso. 5 hours sleep and start again.
ten meter was zero for mee. 15 was good but i was onli sunday on.
last two hours was dream on 40m band up 200q 135 usa and put to scores up....
wasn technikal problem.
rig: ts870+ hm pa from ha8be
ant.: hm 4el quad (20,15,10m) at 18mh.
hm vertical 28mh+ 4 beverages(usa,ja,sa,af)120-160mlong.
big thanks to mine wife Livi and son Pali, because they pull down the beverages
on morning and put back on afternoon two times(people work on field).
and again thanks to Livi for serve mee(food,drink)
thanks to all calers
73 and cu on cw parts
pali/ha8jv
 
PY2SEX   SOSB/40 LP   37,8012008-10-27 13:29:10
Well, everything was going fine until next night when a storm hit me and a lot
of noise for 4 hours. The first night was awesome, but the second one,
terrible!! I had to yell, scream and almost lost my voice to be heard...
hihihih.
I Lost at least 26 Countries and 4 Zones, just signals above S7 that I tried,
tried, tried and nothing. As the propagations are still not good, I think 100w
was like a QRP. :)

C ya in CW....

--... ...--

Rig. FT-450
Mic. Heil Proset 4
Ant. 2el. UA-402DA (PP5UA)
PWR: 100w

Alex

PY2SEX
MSN: py2sex@live.com
 
AF6EV   SOAB LP   78,2072008-10-27 13:34:05
This contest was a mixed bag for me. There were times when I was having a real
good time and times when I was completely discouraged. After participating in a
few CW contests its very apparent how much harder SSB is for us little pistols.
I have never had so many 10+ stations CQ in my face. This was Sunday morning on
20. I tuned the band and I thought this is going to be great. Little did I know
that my puny signal would not penetrate the QRM. I did find some luck at the
higher end of the band where it was quieter.

It wasn't all bad. I started out on 20 at about 0130 and had a good time
working JA and KH6. The next morning 15 was open and it was fairly good all
day. I did pop down to 20 every once in a while, but my signal could definitely
be heard on better on 15. On Sunday 15 was dead in the morning, but picked up
real good in the afternoon, where I had my best hour in the contest.

All in all it was a good experience. I did pick up some new countries and my
SSB operating skill did improve. At this point I think I prefer CW contests.
SSB is a real hard mode for us little guys in a very competitive environment.
It does inspire me to improve my antenna system however.

This contest marks the one year anniversary of my first HF contact. I had just
received my HF privileges, purchased a radio and threw a dipole on the roof. I
tuned my radio and heard the contest. I had no idea what was going on, so I
listened a while and from an internet search realized I just needed to give the
signal report and zone 3. I had a blast that day and it opened up a whole new
world to me.

Station details:
Radio: FT450
Antenna: Fan dipole at 25 feet.
Software: N1MM

Thanks for the Qs and see you all in CQ WW CW.

Dave
AF6EV
 
W9RE   SOAB HP   4,288,4802008-10-27 13:38:08
Murphy didn't want me to operate this one!

At 1900z Friday when I turned on the 2nd radio (IC-781) it blew up. I had it
on every day prior to Friday with no hint of problems. From 1930z to 2330z I
spent installing the backup 781 and trying to get the band decoded working and
the radio to communicate with the computer!! (Missed my nap and wondered if I
would run the contest).

At 0100z on 80 the run amp faults off at low power levels, later I discover
that the band decoder is changing bands as I transmit (not good for anybody), I
don't hear the relays because of noise cancelling headphones. I am never able
to get the amp to work on 80 again so had to always use the 2nd radio/amp
there.

Had a line noise problem (10 over S9) on 160 and 80, power guy says today it is
coming from 3 miles away and a different utility company.

New 40 meter system worked great (pair of 4 element OWA's).

New 80 m 4 Sq. worked great execpt for receive (see noise above). When I
operated below 3750 I had to manually change rx antennas to the yagi on every
transmission because of the noise problem. The 4 sq. covers from 3600 to 3800
as opposed to my yagi that only goes from 3750 to 3850.

A special thanks to John, N9FC for his countless days of antenna work here the
past few months. My new 195' tower (with 40M OWA's) and my new 4 sq. would not
have happened with out him being here almost daily.

Activity was sure great, thanks for all the rare mults and the expeditions!
Hope the sunspots cooperate a little more for next year to help 20 m out
during the day. It was enough to make one quit.

Been operating this contest for 33 years and not sure what I would do if I
could not operate. Thanks to CQ for a great one and lot's of memories.

W9RE CQWW SSB 2008


HOUR 160SSB 80SSB 40SSB 20SSB 15SSB 10SSB TOTAL ACCUM
---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ----- -----
0 1 8 55 1 0 0 65 65
1 11 4 24 0 0 0 39 104
2 5 20 17 0 0 0 42 146
3 6 20 12 0 0 0 38 184
4 1 17 0 0 0 0 18 202
5 13 11 19 0 0 0 43 245
6 3 15 9 0 0 0 27 272
7 2 16 17 0 0 0 35 307
8 2 5 91 0 0 0 98 405
9 2 7 76 0 0 0 85 490
10 1 5 21 0 0 0 27 517
11 0 9 2 29 0 0 40 557
12 0 0 0 138 3 0 141 698
13 0 0 0 124 8 0 132 830
14 0 0 0 12 102 0 114 944
15 0 0 0 53 24 0 77 1021
16 0 0 0 75 11 0 86 1107
17 0 0 0 57 17 0 74 1181
18 0 0 0 54 28 0 82 1263
19 0 0 0 50 18 0 68 1331
20 0 0 0 35 17 0 52 1383
21 0 0 0 53 1 0 54 1437
22 0 1 7 27 10 0 45 1482
23 1 0 14 33 1 1 50 1532

0 1 3 14 3 0 0 21 1553
1 1 12 7 0 0 0 20 1573
2 0 9 15 0 0 0 24 1597
3 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1601
4 2 5 2 0 0 0 9 1610
5 0 20 3 0 0 0 23 1633
6 1 35 13 0 0 0 49 1682
7 0 1 107 0 0 0 108 1790
8 1 0 28 0 0 0 29 1819
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1819
10 0 1 15 0 0 0 16 1835
11 1 3 8 23 0 0 35 1870
12 0 0 0 86 30 0 116 1986
13 0 0 0 0 155 0 155 2141
14 0 0 0 1 131 0 132 2273
15 0 0 0 1 126 0 127 2400
16 0 0 0 3 90 0 93 2493
17 0 0 0 27 13 0 40 2533
18 0 0 0 34 7 0 41 2574
19 0 0 0 20 11 1 32 2606
20 0 0 0 28 1 11 40 2646
21 0 1 2 39 2 2 46 2692
22 0 0 1 36 10 0 47 2739
23 0 1 4 18 0 0 23 2762

TOTAL 55 233 583 1060 816 15
 
ES1LBK   SOSB(A)/40 LP   102,0002008-10-27 13:53:23
TS-2000X AND 2 EL. QUAD
TNX to all who bothered to listen my qrp signal compared to others hihi
special thanks to K0TV for the spotting, i got some dx after it!
 
IK2DZN   SOSB/40 HP   80,5862008-10-27 13:55:20
More than 500 QSO's and 90 Countries with an Inverted Vee wire dipole and 500
Watt. Big fun. The new segment availability from 7.1 to 7.2 MHz opens wider
opportunities for Italian Hams on 40 meters. Nice.
 
YP3A(YO3XX)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   162,4482008-10-27 13:58:41
Pretty bad propagation in YO, with little-to-none real runs towards NA.
Good participation from all continents. Didn't put up much effort after
first day, just enjoying the rest of the contest and giving out some points.
See you all in the CW half of this great contest.
73, Mircea YO3XX
 
PS2T(PY2NY)   SOAB HP   3,928,8142008-10-27 14:02:45
Like always, work PS2T station is a challenge and a pleasure. I had health
problems specially with my throat. Last 3 hours were horrible and I left the
contest half hour before the finish. Thank you so much for PY5EG, giving me
PS2T position even with better operators around. PY2YU and ZX2B must being
better than me and will be ahead for Brasil #1 station at this contest. Thank
you PY2WS for your nice support. And all the best - thanks for everybody being
in my log. E31R call me on last night and I still have doubt about this station
- nothing in the cluster !
See all of you at WW CW Contest...
Vitor PY2NY
 
KØTG(@WØLSD)   SOAB HP   317,5862008-10-27 14:02:56
We happened to plan a trip to W0LSD this week so the plan became to work the
contest a bit. We arrived here late on Friday so missed that, then Saturday a
quick trip into town and missed the best of 20 that AM. Good thing this was
not a serious effort. :)

Had a good time on the bands and they seemed to be in pretty good shape, but
never heard anything on 10 meters.

I only was able to get a couple runs going. It was mostly an S&P effort.
Tried CQing several times, but only got a good rate going a couple of times.

It was disappointing to hear many good mults on 40 that never listened up for
US stations. I guess they thought they were busy enough but they probably
missed out a lot of what their competitors were getting.

Highlights:

I heard a lot of MWA signals on the bands out here. Some I could beat out in
piles and some I could not. :) N0IJ was everywhere! Some of the others I
recall hearing were: N0KK, N0AT, K0OB, WB0TRA, W0AIH, K0KX.

Being called by YK9Y on 20.

The best one was getting fellow MWAer DL/N0HJZ in the log. He is third from
the last in the log! I was tuning around 40 and there among a pile of signals
was DL/??. Listened a bit more and it could only be Rich! He heard me on
about the 4-5th call. Not bad considering the condx.

Lowlight: Waiting for TR8CA to finally get to zeros and then he only takes ONE
zero. N0IJ was the lucky winner of that one. He finally got back to zeros
about 45 minutes later.


73, John K0TG
 
NN3W(@N3HBX)   SOAB(A) HP   5,453,7862008-10-27 14:06:36
A big thank you to John N3HBX for letting me use the Poolesville station. After
this weekend, lets hope it continues................

An emotional weekend. Yes, there is an (A) next to the category listing.

I blew up the 80 meter wire yagi last weekend during the WAG. The weather
forecast for this weekend called for heavy rain and thunder. So, I decided to
go assisted and have fun. The first evening was miserable.

Being assisted, I decided to run N1MM. Not a good choice. For some reason,
one of the two Orions would time out after 1 QSO and I had to restart several
times. At around 0045z, I said "thats it" and switched to CT. Spent the next
15 minutes working stations and telling them, yes, I know its a dupe but log it
anyhow.

The next nightmare began around 0200z when I tried using the remaining
"working" 80 antennas - a 2 element Lazy H array and an inverted vee. The Lazy
H didn't work. DF0HQ CQed in my face. 9A1P CQed in my face. I got beat out to
CU2X by a KG4xxx, a W5, and a W0 station. I could not be heard by the pig
farmers. I was ready to quit.

I worked for a little while longer and decided to sleep on it around 0345z.

Woke up around 0930z, worked 40 SSB which was terrific, and decided to press on
and quit at 1,000,000 points. Went to 20 at thought what was an early time and
found it to be mayhem. 15 was outstanding from the mid-atlantic on Saturday
and a good diversion to 20. I then decided to stay until 2359z Saturday.
Things got better, worked some terrific DX, looked at my 2359z score and
decided to work until the end.

Finally used the Sweepstakes inverted vee on 80; it was acceptable although
deep Europeans could still not hear me.

Sunday was a tremendous day with great openings on 15 including one hour where
the QSOs were rolling in at 6 or 7 a minute. 20 was a zoo, but the variety of
DX kept me running. Guys in TJ, JW, 5H, VU, HS, FO, ZK2, KH0, VK6, SU and
other juicy spots all called in - heightening my mood substantially.

If I had the 80 antenna or some 10 meter conditions, the score would really
have been good.

Anyhow, my latest round of random thoughts:
- OX2A...my god, you would have thought he was in P5. Absurd pileups.
- 10 meters. Ummm....Wow. Is that still an amateur band?
- 40 SSB between 7125-7200 was almost worse than 20 SSB. At least on 40 SSB I
get to listen to some nice Chinese or Arabic music and a loud carrier. Oh
wait, I was running on 14.220 - I could hear nice Chinese music.
- What in the world is that RTTY stuff on 14.171?
- First time I heard JAs on 15 in about 4 years
- You guys that go to PJ2 or TO or 6Y for contest expeditions, thank you, thank
you for making 160 and 10 exciting.
- Amazing propagation on 40 - worked UA3s at 0930z and Gs at 1030z. You in the
CW contest should get close to 48 hour access to 48 meters
- Where were VK9DWX and the 9L expedions? You'd think after 3 weeks on the
island, they'd want to work more stations out of sheer boredom.
 
OZ7X(OZ5KF)   SOSB/40 HP   399,6202008-10-27 14:10:23
Hard work on the crowded band.
Not too good openings to US, and only 18 JA!!
But saturday the band closed very late to US;KG7C 1343 my lokal time.

My antenna systen on 40: 3 fixed 3 el. Quad antennas in different directions;
switchable 180 degrees. Height 30, 35 and 50 m. 50 m towards US!

73 Kristian / OZ5KF
 
K6LRN   SOAB HP   118,5602008-10-27 14:15:56
Good to hear 15 open as much as it was. As always, thanks to all that travel to
put DX locations on and thanks to all for the Qs.
 
K1DG(@N1LI)   SOAB HP   4,905,8602008-10-27 14:19:58
Congratulations to K5ZD on another big win. I did a lot of antenna work and
indoor station improvements over the summer, but he still clobbered me by about
the same margni as last year. I gave it everything I had, but he outfoxed me on
several strategic decisions.

Reviewing the rate sheets quickly, I can see that I went to a few bands at the
wrong times (too early on 20M for JA/Asia both days and too late to 40 both
afternoons for example). Randy seemed to time the openings perfectly and was
rewarded with some great rates. He also managed somehow to keep his run
frequency clearer on 20 both days, and caught an unusually good 40M European
opening worth almost 300 QSOs while I slept from 06-09z Sunday morning.

I decided this year that I would work hard on multipliers, since last year
Randy beat me by 30 (and has never let me forget it). With a lot of tuning on
the second radio, being loud on 160 and 80, and asking a lot of people for
QSYs, I finally accomplished that difficult goal. When 10 opened south Sunday
afternoon, I even ran around 15M alerting everyone in the Caribbean and South
America that 10 was open and "suggested" a clear frequency for them to start
(so I would get in their logs before the packet pileup started).Thanks to
everyone for the moves!

Waiting to see the scores from N2NT at K1EA, K3CR, and K1LZ. W9RE had a
terrific score from out there in Indiana! His new antennas seem to work very
very well indeed.

I found a few DX stations calling CQ between 7100 and 7125, apparently thinking
that US stations could work them there. Our band starts at 7125, not 7100 (and
in practice, 7128, since it's LSB)! I suspect that they got more than a few
answers there anyway.

As W3LPL said last night on the real 3830, "Only 5 weeks until the CW
contest!".

Can't wait!

73,

Doug K1DG
 
VA2SG   SOSB/20 LP   94,9632008-10-27 14:21:56
Good prop to EU and Asia saturday, but no luck with SA, which was more easy
sunday. 73 CU an SS!

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUDkGsBzlgY
 
W1HIS   SOAB HP   662,8162008-10-27 14:27:45
Single antenna for all bands: wire, 21 m (70 ft) long, 6 m (20 feet) high.
 
K6CSL   SOAB LP   8,2942008-10-27 14:31:20
My score clearly defines my deficiency in antennas. Especially since I'm now
running a matched pair of Yaesu FT-450's. However neither are yet computer
controlled, an issue on which I am still working. Conditions certainly weren't
good. My Q's were down 6% from last years SSB score. However my Countries were
up 29%, my zones up 8% and my total score up 14% from last year. I'm hoping
this may be an indicator of hopes for SS scores. I will probably be in
Goodyear, AZ for CQ WW CW. Patti and I will be going to visit family there for
Thanksgiving. 73's to all and KB in SS! Bert, K6CSL
 
F5BZB(ERIC)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   450,4272008-10-27 14:31:39
Rig: FT-990 + FL-7000
Ant: 4 Square 40

Best regard's
Eric
 
N7ZG   SOAB LP   243,0002008-10-27 14:32:07
I haven't done a serious effort in this one before from home. So with the
exception of attending church on Sunday morning I put in a focused effort in
the chair.

Station:
--------
2 Elecraft K3's (only did SO1R, 2nd radio for checking prop)
3 element SteppIR at 60 ft.
K1WA array for 40M
Half sloper for 80/160
80M vertical half dipole w/capacitive loading in a tree (new for this year)

I decided to focus on 40 and 15 in the first hour or so. I tuned across S57AL
on 40M warming up before the contest and worked him easily so I hung out for my
first contest Q). I worked a French station for zone 14 and decided to move to
15. Worked some SA mults and a few JA's on 15 and went down to 20. Had a very
short (and only) run into JA on 20M). The low bands were disappointing the
first night. 40 closed by about 8pm or so right after 20 died. The only DX
on 80 was JA. I didn't work any ZN 7,8,9,11,12,13 the first night on 75. No
LP 40 in the morning this year. 20 opened a bit early and seemed pretty good.
The EU stations were having a tough time running with heavy QRM (everyone packed
on 20). 15 was OK but not great. I didn't hear any ZN 24,27,28 on Sat (Sunday
made up for it). 10 never opened here (at least not when I checked). Worked
some more EU/AF mults at about 4pm on Sat. The low bands seemed much better
on Sat night Sun morning. The noise levels dropped after midnight. The
highlight of the contest was working CU2X on 75 at his sunrise fairly easily.
He had a huge signal in the PAC NW. Also AO8A was S9+5 here but I could not
get his attention. I worked ZN 7,8,9 mults afterward. I did hear a PY for ZN
11 but didn't work him. I didn't hear any ZN 11 after that and nothing from
ZN's 12 and 13. I was expecting to hear HC8A but did not (heard on 40 but not
worked). I didn't work all the zones I expected on 75 but that was offset a
touch by getting CU2X for ZN 14. Nothing on 160 both nights (my antennas are
limited anyway). Sunday mornings 20M opening seemed down compared to Sat so I
went to church. When I got back at 2pm the only opening left was to ZN 33, EA,
CT. Worked alot of ZN 11 and 13 stations on 15. Hopefully this is a sign of
good things to come in the next year or so.

The A and K indexes were low for the whole contest duration. Hope this will
repeat for the CW test.

Thanks for the Q's CU in CQWW CW.

73 - Guy, N7ZG
 
GI5K(MIØLLL)   SOSB/20 HP   1,140,8432008-10-27 14:52:37
Yep the stations were tightly packed from one end of the band to the other and
the QRM as everyone said was mad but it was fun as we all had the same
problems,
O and if i took your frequency or came too close, its because,.... well there
was nowhere else to operate, i was hoping that 15m and 10m would open good for
the one reason that it would give me some elbow room on this band.

There was some poor local propagation throughout the first night, and only
really started the contest at 6:00z with 80 contacts, last years winner of this
EU category S57AL had 331 contacts by that time, it was a difference that i
would reduce but lose again.

Propagation to JA and VK on both days was surprisingly good from this part of
the world, 30 VK's and 97 JA's logged, only missed one zone (36),
a single band effort does teach you a lot about propagation movements around
the world,
Unfortunately i was forced to end the contest on the first day at around 20:00,
good NA run going at the time, 1841 contacts was the total,

Day two brought poorer conditions to NA with the band closing to there around
19:00, it did give me a chance to search for those SA and CAR multipliers i
missed on the first day, spent over 30mins calling TG9ANF as did some other
Europeans to no avail, he was a solid +5 at one time and he was using
100w, i think he had a high noise level,
overall i thought the propagation was good for the bottom of the cycle, however
i did note that from here into central and northern europe was less than
expected, meaning a greatly reduced number of DL's logged.

Thanks to the organisers and sponsors of this event, logs are now on LOTW.

73s
Chris MI0LLL / GI5K
http://www.mi0lll.com


! EU ! NA ! SA ! AF ! AS ! OC !
-------------------------------------------------------
! 43.7% ! 42.3% ! 1.8% ! 1.0% ! 9.4% ! 1.7% !
-------------------------------------------------------


GI5K
20 - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

! Hr ! !
-----------------
! 00 ! 15 !
! 01 ! 16 !
! 02 ! 1 !
! 03 ! !
! 04 ! 23 !
! 05 ! 24 !
! 06 ! 46 !
! 07 ! 120 !
! 08 ! 129 !
! 09 ! 125 !
! 10 ! 172 !
! 11 ! 136 !
! 12 ! 153 !
! 13 ! 128 !
! 14 ! 126 !
! 15 ! 133 !
! 16 ! 162 !
! 17 ! 104 !
! 18 ! 142 !
! 19 ! 86 !
! 20 ! 5 !
! 21 ! !
! 22 ! !
! 23 ! !
! 00 ! !
! 01 ! !
! 02 ! !
! 03 ! !
! 04 ! !
! 05 ! 4 !
! 06 ! 35 !
! 07 ! 107 !
! 08 ! 103 !
! 09 ! 95 !
! 10 ! 127 !
! 11 ! 90 !
! 12 ! 78 !
! 13 ! 79 !
! 14 ! 72 !
! 15 ! 111 !
! 16 ! 106 !
! 17 ! 81 !
! 18 ! 43 !
! 19 ! 19 !
! 20 ! 16 !
! 21 ! 24 !
! 22 ! 13 !
! 23 ! 1 !
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G4ERW   SOSB/20 HP   364,5572008-10-27 14:55:57
Transceiver: TS850
Linear: Ameritron AL811
Antenna: Homemade 3 ele monoband quad on 7m boom @ 12m
Logging: SD
 
PY2YU(@PX2W)   SOAB HP   4,315,3392008-10-27 15:07:26
Rig: TS-850S
Amp: Dentron MLA-2500B (2x 4CX400A - Modified)
Pwr: 500 Watts
Ant: 80 - Dipole (Don't worked 'cause dropped down before the contest)
40 - 2 el. Yagi @ 18 meters
10/15/20 - TH7DX @ 15 meters

Hi guys.

Thanks for the contacts during the contest this year. 10 meters was dead most
part of time, a few good sigs only in sunday afternoon on a short opening to
USA. The best band was 15 meters!

Very high QRN noise during the weekend on 80m and 40m.

Great competition with my old friends PY2NY (@PS2T) and ZX2B.

See you all in CQWW CW.

73/DX

PY2YU - Tom
PX2W in contests (since 2000)
py2yu@terra.com.br
py2yu@hotmail.com (MSN)
Sorocaba, SP
Brazil
 
WM3O   SOSB(A)/80 HP   3682008-10-27 15:09:15
Contesting and the flu don't work well together. Next year I'm getting a flu
shot!
 
AD1C   SOAB(A) LP   53,6922008-10-27 15:48:09
Radio: ICOM 756 Pro III (100W)
Antenna: 1/2-size G5RV in attic
Software: CT 10.04.001

What do I miss most?

a) living on the right coast
b) a decent antenna
c) KW amplifier
d) voice keyer
e) sunspots
f) ALL OF THE ABOVE

This is the first phone DX contest I have operated in some time. My goal was
to work new DXCC entities for my Colorado DXCC (I worked about 20 new ones).
Going into the contest, I had hoped to make about 100 QSOs - I did that by the
end of the first day. Originally I had planned on skipping Saturday entirely,
but I got sucked in.

I could not work anything on 40 meters outside NA/SA/Hawaii/Japan, despite some
loud signals from the boys across the pond. I got to the band too late both
mornings to catch anything in the Pacific. I hope to have better luck in CW.

I was surprised to hear, and even more surprised to work a few Europeans on 15
meters. TM6M and CU2X seemed to be in all day, both days. I heard a few
strong JAs on 15 but couldn't get their attention. HQ3Z was loud all day both
days on 15, OH8X was loud all day Saturday on 20. Since I wasn't trying to win
anything, my strategy on 15 was to stick with a station as it came in and out of
the noise. When the signal peaked up a few S-units, I'd make a call and pray
there weren't hundreds of other callers I couldn't hear. Some never heard me,
some came back right away.

It was funny to hear the huge pileup on 6W1RY on 20, but as I tuned up the band
I found 6V7M with no callers!

I'm looking forward to SS next weekend, and CQWW CW a few after that!

73 - Jim AD1C

QSO Counts By Band-Country


AD1C CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Single Unlimited 26 Oct 2008 2348z


PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10



6W 1


6Y 1 1


8P 1 1


9Y 1


C6 1 1


CE 2


CT3 1


CU 1 1


D4 1


EA 1 1


EA8 1


EI 1


F 1


FS 1 1


FY 1 1


HC8 1 1


HI 2 2


HK 2


HR 1 2 3


I 1


J8 1


JA 1 12


K 1 2 2


KH6 1 5 7


KL 3 1


KP2 2


KP4 1


LU 3 2


OA 1


OH 1


P4 1


PA 1


PJ2 2 2


PY 5 5


PZ 1


TG 1


TI 2 1


UA 1


UA2 1


V2 1 1 1


V3 1 1


V4 1 1


VE 11 33 8


VP2E 1 1


VP5 1 2 2


XE 1 4


YN 1 1


YV 1 1


ZF 1


ZP 1
 
K1KI   M/2 HP   1,868,7202008-10-27 15:50:49
This was a casual effort - most of the operating time was by KM1P.

73 Tom
 
W5GN   SOAB(A) HP   1,092,0682008-10-27 16:21:15
Overheard:
Thanks for that second QSO, and now this THIRD QSO on this band.

Conditions were great, wind was low enough I could safely raise the tower so
the OB16-3 was at 90 feet, the CalAV 2el 40 at 72 feet, and they played really
well.
 
MØITY   SOAB(A) HP   66,2492008-10-27 16:28:08
Testing station before arrival of Gerry GI0RTN. Lot of work was put to get
everything airworthy so good to see nothing broke down. No indicator on azimuth
but made things interesting.
Highlight: Hearing KH7B,ZM2M
Downside:Hering ZM2M but could not call them (out of band). Some wierd EU op
practices.

73 and thanks all for points and comments on signal. all appreciated.

Jiri M0ITY
 
G6H(@MØITY)   M/S HP   696,5142008-10-27 16:39:34
Having special visitor GI0RTN on board was great fun. He came straight from
wedding in dinner suit and bow tie!!!
We didn't expect too much and just wanted to hear QRM and splatters so we were
grateful for some positive comments and good runs on all bands. Modified
tribander on longer boom with proper tuning and 50-60ft up did better job than
anyone would expect with confident runs to west coast US on 15 and 20.
On 40 suprise to work always everything we hear (excl.station running only US
RX above 7200kHz!!!) and 80m as biggest surprise due to 1/8wl vertical +
radials yelled 268Qs and BIG SIG reports.
Thank you for support from Dave M3WMV for getting station ready on hardware
level and spending lot of time hanging with me on Tower and drinking lot of
tea.
Thanks to Gerry GI0RTN for sticking it out in bow tie for whole night when I
got ban from YL (not to mix with prefix!) and for letting me do excellent 15m
run to US. It was great fun and you will see me in CQ WW CW for sure..I am just
not sure if G6H would be good choice this time hihi.

73 all

Jiri M0ITY/OK2IT
 
K7XE   SOAB LP   63,3152008-10-27 16:46:57
FT-990 100 WATTS, FORCE 12 C-3SS @ 30 Ft. AGE 82 YRS.
 
AY4D(LU4DX)   SOAB(A) HP   3,728,1002008-10-27 16:54:03
Thanks to all for the contacts and the patience in being listened specially
between 22 to 9 UTC when I have an electrical noise of S9, really it did that
the contest at these hours is a punishment.

Rig: IC-775DSP w/ roofing and narrow filters by Inrad
Amp: AL-1200
Ant: 75M - Dipole, 40M - 2 el. Yagi, 20/15/10M - 6 el. triband Yagi
Soft: N1MM

CU in next contest !!

Paul LU4DX / AY4D

AY4D Max Rates:

2008-10-25 1600Z - 7,0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 420 per hour by AY4D
2008-10-25 1819Z - 4,5 per minute (10 minute(s)), 270 per hour by AY4D
2008-10-25 1618Z - 3,2 per minute (60 minute(s)), 193 per hour by AY4D

AY4D Runs >10 QSOs:

2008-10-25 0000 - 0006Z, 14232 kHz, 15 Qs, 139,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0010 - 0024Z, 14211 kHz, 39 Qs, 178,9/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0041 - 0047Z, 14227 kHz, 11 Qs, 110,6/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0111 - 0126Z, 21257 kHz, 21 Qs, 80,5/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0131 - 0156Z, 14218 kHz, 45 Qs, 104,5/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0227 - 0242Z, 7296 kHz, 17 Qs, 68,6/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0503 - 0527Z, 14185 kHz, 31 Qs, 76,4/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0557 - 0627Z, 7052 kHz, 25 Qs, 51,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0743 - 0832Z, 7070 kHz, 75 Qs, 92,7/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0841 - 0857Z, 7070 kHz, 26 Qs, 101,8/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 0912 - 0924Z, 7064 kHz, 23 Qs, 123,0/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1202 - 1227Z, 21276 kHz, 20 Qs, 48,6/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1251 - 1329Z, 21190 kHz, 63 Qs, 99,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1354 - 1442Z, 21210 kHz, 132 Qs, 164,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1446 - 1619Z, 21210 kHz, 270 Qs, 174,4/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1626 - 1633Z, 21210 kHz, 29 Qs, 274,7/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1635 - 1639Z, 21210 kHz, 14 Qs, 206,6/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1658 - 1724Z, 28478 kHz, 31 Qs, 73,0/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1808 - 1848Z, 21236 kHz, 137 Qs, 202,0/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1901 - 1922Z, 21237 kHz, 61 Qs, 177,7/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1936 - 1951Z, 14192 kHz, 29 Qs, 116,0/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 1958 - 2014Z, 21263 kHz, 42 Qs, 156,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 2019 - 2040Z, 14186 kHz, 33 Qs, 97,5/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 2103 - 2117Z, 14175 kHz, 57 Qs, 245,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 2117 - 2135Z, 14175 kHz, 52 Qs, 176,1/hr AY4D
2008-10-25 2208 - 0040Z, 14206 kHz, 334 Qs, 131,7/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 0057 - 0112Z, 21251 kHz, 12 Qs, 47,8/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 0857 - 0928Z, 7055 kHz, 35 Qs, 67,1/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 0954 - 1018Z, 7053 kHz, 13 Qs, 33,0/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1229 - 1306Z, 21187 kHz, 113 Qs, 184,3/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1307 - 1358Z, 21187 kHz, 124 Qs, 147,6/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1408 - 1420Z, 21187 kHz, 31 Qs, 151,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1429 - 1455Z, 21186 kHz, 67 Qs, 153,6/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1503 - 1511Z, 21186 kHz, 13 Qs, 97,1/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1519 - 1540Z, 21186 kHz, 22 Qs, 64,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1637 - 1657Z, 28472 kHz, 20 Qs, 60,0/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1732 - 1814Z, 28473 kHz, 75 Qs, 106,6/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1819 - 1847Z, 28473 kHz, 57 Qs, 125,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1909 - 1927Z, 21223 kHz, 55 Qs, 181,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 1937 - 1952Z, 21230 kHz, 49 Qs, 193,0/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 2025 - 2037Z, 14231 kHz, 31 Qs, 155,2/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 2038 - 2044Z, 14167 kHz, 11 Qs, 114,5/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 2046 - 2106Z, 14147 kHz, 42 Qs, 125,8/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 2130 - 2147Z, 21215 kHz, 54 Qs, 184,4/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 2200 - 2205Z, 14178 kHz, 14 Qs, 162,1/hr AY4D
2008-10-26 2206 - 2220Z, 14178 kHz, 39 Qs, 168,5/hr AY4D
 
VE3TU   SOAB LP   78,4862008-10-27 17:44:27
Had a visit from Murphy - problems with the microphone connector, then the
computer screen acted up. Left for a few hours to watch the hockey game.

Thanks for the QSO's

73, Manuel
 
K3CR(LZ4AX)   SOAB HP   4,244,2802008-10-27 18:05:10
My girlfriend called this morning to check if I was still alive. Still sleeping,
I grabbed the phone and heard something that my brain couldn't translate into a
legitimate call sign. I shouted back at her - "your call again, please …
several times". Must have repeated this phrase ten thousand times over the
weekend. Most of the time on 20. May be all the time on 20. "Overcrowded" is
not the right word to use for it. It was overcrowded and then multiplied by 3.
To my embarrassment, I couldn't copy anyone's call if he wasn't at least S5. A
lot of repeats, refills and other words starting with "re". And then
occasionally someone would compliment my signal, making me feel even worse.
Strange thing though: when on 80 people were telling me that I was 10 dB louder
than K1LZ it felt in a totally different way.
Both days went to 15 as soon as it showed some signs of life here. The first
day it was so-so, practically only the big guns. The second day, however, the
hell broke loose. For all of the years, operating K3CR, I never had an hour
like this. Started slowly, 1-2 per minute, and then everyone in OK, SP, and DL
was calling in. Unfortunately, it didn't last long and dried out the same way
it started. One minute there were 4 stations calling and on the next I had to
start pushing the F1 key.

All in all, it wasn't that bad, although yesterday at this time I didn't feel
this way. The good news is than it is a whole year until the next one and only
a month until CQWW CW. Congratulations to K5ZD, K1DG and W9RE ! You guys are
tough ! N2NT, K1LZ and K4ZW are the ones to watch.

Again, my sincere thanks to Jim, WA3FET for letting me operate the station and
all of the hard work he has done to keep it in shape.

73,
Alex LZ4AX
 
K4SSU(NA4BW)   SOAB HP   1,995,3002008-10-27 18:05:26
Amazing to hear the guys in the NW part of the USA with big #'s to Europe on
160. Good job Mitch et al. Now I know who was hearing them!!

Echo the comments about 20m needing a reservation to be seated. It was SRO
everytime I arrived and wall to wall all weekend. I had to grin when I scanned
20m Sunday morning and heard 3 of the USA MM's all within about 1.5 khz of each
other at the band edge.

We had a little Murphy here with antenna switches which may have hampered our
results on 80 and 160 somewhat, but everything else seemed to work well.
Finishing up on 20m was a good idea as we netted HS0, DU9, UA0, YB1, BD4 and
HL2 with a decent showing from JA and UA. Getting 38 zones on 20 was probably
the highlight here for this one.

Got 5, but missed getting 6 bands with our friends @ TI1R due to the lack of
propagation on 10m.

Thx to Dave (K4SSU) and Gayle once more for their superb hospitality. C U in 5
weeks!

73 Brian NA4BW
 
W1MAT   SOAB(A) HP   48,5122008-10-27 18:12:36
73, Matthew
 
VY1EI   SOAB HP   118,2722008-10-27 18:16:49
Wow, I had alot of fun this contest! I blasted my previous best record by more
than double, I made 930 QSOs. 15 meters was open for 3 hours on saturday and
again on sunday. Nice quiet band but my QSO rate was half my rate on 20 meters.
Unbelievable QRM on 20 meters.

With almost a thousand QSOs I sorta thought I'd do better than 120,000 points,
though. Oh right, this is a DX contest. I needed to work on more multipliers. I
couldn't make any runs into Europe, I had to search and pounce to get some
multipliers. My strategy may have been off, I thought I'd rack up points and
loads of QSOs running into the lower 48 and get a few multipliers in Europe and
Asia. But the lack of multipliers brought my score down. This is my third CQ
contest. I'm learning..
 
AK4I   SOAB(A) HP   279,3572008-10-27 18:22:12
The bands were noisy but workable. I had my doubts Friday night but Saturday
calmed my fears. The opening to the Far East at dusk added to the fun.
However, the best day for me was Sunday. 20 and 15 meters produced contacts
all day long and the opening to the Far East Sunday was the best I've seen in
my relatively short ham experience. I worked lots of JA's, an East Malaysia
and a China, and others. It went on to the end. Quite a good time!

The equipment was a Yaesu FT-2000, Ameritron 811H, and a Cushcraft MA5B at 65
feet.
 
NA2U(@K2TTT)   SOAB(A) HP   1,385,3942008-10-27 18:26:03
After being without radios here for just over a year now I can't thank Jay,
K2TTT, enough for allowing me to use his station. It was a pleasure to contest
again.

Two nice surprises for me....the really nice conditions to Asia in the last two
hours of the contest and finally at least some activity on 10m.

Thanks for all the Qs. Jay and I hope to see you all in CW in a couple of
weeks.

73,

Fred/NA2U
 
N2MM   SOAB(A) HP   1,986,9242008-10-27 18:48:47
Frustration !!!! Took off Friday to clear up paperwork, fix the 80m ant and fix
the rotor for the TH6DXX. Everything done by 3PM. Friday night 80m and 40m
played well. Saturday AM 20M was a real zoo. Band opened early, but couldn't
get the attention of EU until 1300z. Never could find a spot to run. 15, wasn't
really good, especially using a tri-bander at 50 feet. (sure missed the 5 el
monobander at 100 feet) Picked off whatever mults I could find. Maybe 100 qsos.
First sleep period Saturday evening 9:30PM-11:00PM. Cleaned off 80m and 40m by
1:30AM, then went to bed until 6:00AM. Cleaned up mults on 40m and 80 m, then
went to 20m. Band much better as I could actually run stations and break the
pileups on mults. Around 10AM, some digital signal at +20db showed up on right
on my run frequency of 14173 and stayed there most of the day.(Did anyone hear
that? Does anyone know what or who that was?)

15m signals weren't great and my low ant was basically useless except for
hunting mults. I probably lost 500k. The rest of Sunday was spent flipping
between bands looking for qsos and mults. 10M finally showed some signs of life
Sunday afternoon, but signals were puny weak, mostly PY and some carribeans.

Bottom line....no hardware or software problems, but lots of operator faux pas'
Need to fix 15m ant., put down 30 more radials for 160m, and put up the 600ft
beverage before CQWW CW

Icom 756pro/Alpha 78....
TH6DXX @ 50 feet
204BA @ 92 feet
204CD @ 120 feet
Inv. Vee at 110 feet (80m)
Inv. "L" 160m


LONG LIVE CW !!!!



Carol
 
PJ4/NØVD   M/S LP   332,8862008-10-27 18:51:33
Well, where to start...

This was my 6th trip to Bonaire. The island is full of friendly people and the
snorkeling & diving are phenomenal. And as some of you may know I, along with
W4PA and K4FW, are in the process of trying to build a DX/Contest rental QTH on
PJ4. The idea was hatched after a chance meeting with W4PA after the 2006 CQWW
SSB. We were both waiting at the Curacao airport heading back from our
respective outings - me as part of Team PJ4E and Scott as part of PJ2T. After
some initial discussions, project Villa Desert Palm was born (see
http://www.villadesertpalm.com for more info).

A year ago, we had anticipated that the villa would have been completed by this
year's CQWW SSB. However, due to the governmental changeover that is taking
place in the Netherland Antilles, building and construction projects have
become mired in bureaucratic red tape. I had already made plans in early 2008
to be on the island in preparation for the opening of the villa, but when it
became evident that the villa would not be ready in time for CQWW, I contacted
WA4PGM about joining PJ4E for my 3rd tour of duty. We had operated M/S in
2007, M/2 in 2008 and this year as the team continued to grow, we decided to
operate M/M with a total of around 10 operators. That was until Wednesday
before the contest.

K6AM, K5GS and I arrived on Bonaire the Saturday before the contest. This gave
us a few days to enjoy the island and do a little snorkeling. Little to our
knowledge, Murphy apparently joined us on the flight down, but seemed to have
been staying at the contest station. The rest of the team was to arrive on
Tuesday and the plan was to meet at the station then run into town to have
dinner. After waiting around for 30 minutes past our designated meeting time,
we came to the conclusion their flight must not have arrived - their airline is
notorious for extreme delays and cancellations. In light of their "no show",
the three of us headed off to dinner. A call to the contest station house
later that night revealed they had been delayed nearly 3 hours, but they were
at the contest station and we'd begin setup Wednesday morning. Little did we
know how ugly Murphy would get!

Setup began as planned on Wednesday. We knew there had been a break-in to the
contest house a few weeks earlier and the thieves had taken some of the gear.
What we had not planned for was the state of disrepair that was found later in
the day. The 160M inverted L was broken and laying on the ground, neither of
the two rotors would turn and the 40M beam had extremely high SWR. These were
pretty tough obstacles to overcome, but we decided to press on setting up the
"inside gear" setup and we'd deal with the "outside gear" first thing Thursday
morning.

Thursday arrived and I found 3 of the team members sitting on the outside porch
at which point they indicated that we may not be operating at all. As it turned
out, the problem with the 40M beam was a broken wire in the linear loading. The
only way to fix it was to pull the antenna off the tower - something nobody
wanted to attempt due to safety concerns. The inverted L had been fixed, but
for whatever reason still had high SWR and still neither rotor would turn.
Given the state of equipment disrepair, it didn't make any sense to try to
mount a full fledged M/M effort. While some minor maintenance can be expected
when coming to a contest rental QTH in the Caribbean, nobody was prepared to
undertake the magnitude of repair needed to become competitive - especially
after paying a premium to use the station for CQWW. Ultimately 3 team members
left in disgust on Friday without operating any of the contest while myself and
K5GS decided to operate a less than serious M/S from the house we were staying
at.

A couple of lessons learned. When operating as a "portable" station and your
callsign is not in the Super Partial, many stations have a difficult time with
the "slash" callsign. When operating with low power and a vertical in the
yard, it's extremely difficult to hold a run frequency. When operating with no
sun spots, 20 meters is nearly impossible to find a spot to run with low power
and a vertical. When making a callsign "famous" over a few years, everyone
assumes a station with PJ4 as part of the call is automatically PJ4E (who did
finally get on the air as a crippled M/2 with 6 ops - my hat's off to them!).
When everyone is calling CQ in your face, it's time to turn the radio off and
go look at the fish - did I mention the snorkeling is great on Bonaire?

I'm crossing my fingers that by this time next year, Villa Desert Palm will
(finally) be open for business and an enjoyable operation for the team members
that come can be had for all!

73
Kelly - N0VD
 
K9LA   M/2 HP   513,8572008-10-27 18:59:25
Hung some temporary 80m, 40m, 20m, and 15m inverted-vees for the second station,
and they played well. Great opening to EU on 15m Sunday morning here in
northeast Indiana. Nice surprise to work a couple JAs on 15m and a handful of
Carib/SA on 10m. First major DX contest for a couple of the ops - they had fun
and we hope to have them back for more.
 
PR7AR   SOSB/20 HP   178,3962008-10-27 19:17:11
IC-736
FL-2100Z 500W
TH-3MK4 3LELEMENT YAGI@10M UP.
N1MM SOFTWARE.
 
K8MR   SOAB HP   80,5142008-10-27 19:39:54
What can one say about yet another contest without sunspots? At least the K
index was low, letting 15 meters open up.

See you all next month from PJ2T.


Jim K8MR
 
W7MD   SOAB(A) HP   266,6842008-10-27 19:47:52
Rig: FT1000MP Amp: Henry 3K Ultra
Antennas:
20 Meters: M2 5 El Monoband Yagi at 80 feet
15 Meters: Force 12 4BA Multibander stacked above the 20 Meter Yagi at 90 feet
Rotator: M2-Orion
Logging Program: Latest N1MM Logger
Microphone: Heil HM-10
Heil Headset is broken so had to use separate hand mike and headset
which drove me bananas trying to type with one hand and hold the mike in the
other. With the laptop off to one side, I could have made good use of a boom
mike to use Vox.
Started to work only 20 meters but added 15 meters late Sunday morning
when I got sick of the racket on 20 meters.
This was my first contest using N1MM Logger. My laptop locked up a few times
until I put ferrite cores on mouse cable, mic cable, USB to serial convertor
cable and headphone cable.
Observations:
On 20 meters signals over the north pole from Western and Central Europe were
OK. A few Eastern European contest stations had massive signals like back in
the Soviet days. OH8X was present even when no other Europe was heard. I heard
no long path stations from Europe. Propagation was amazingly good with the
Solar Flux as low as it is. Low Solar Flux probably accounted for the absence
of Middle Eastern, Indian Ocean and Southern Asian stations.
I started the 15 meter band late in the contest so I may have missed any
propagation over the North Pole. I heard no European stations on 15. I had a
little run at the end of the contest with a pileup of JAs and some VKs and ZLs.
I was pleasantly surprised by a call from the ham on Wake Island.
Trans-Equatorial propagation was alive and well on 15 and was a lot of fun.
All in all and in spite of the sunspot minimum, the CQ WW SSB Contest was a
good one in 2008.
 
W4VIC   SOAB HP   127,9332008-10-27 19:53:59
ProIII, ACOM, N1MM, Force-12 C-4 @ 35', Inv L for 80 M.

One tough slog! Thanks for the Q's.
 
N2PP(@W2FU)   SOSB/15 HP   249,0002008-10-27 20:09:13
Operated this time from W2FU single band 15 HP due to renovations in progress at
the home station for SO2R (need place for 2nd amp). This was my first SSB
contest in a few years.

Observations: Good 15 meter signals in upstate NY (Rochester) from Europe were
limited to southwestern countries (EA, CT, I, F, and DL). Other areas had
considerably weaker signals. Consequently, relatively few UK, Scandinavia,
Balkan, and eastern Europe stations were worked.

Thanks to all for the QSOs and great fun. See you in 5 weeks from W2FU on 20
meter CW.

Vic N2PP
 
WC6H(NU6S)   SOAB HP   1,645,2332008-10-27 20:18:12
Big thanks to Rich - WC6H for use of his FB station.
 
K9RS   M/S HP   4,637,9372008-10-27 20:20:51
Congrats to N0NI for a great effort, it will be close! Also thanks to the rest
of the competition and those who worked us as well as Peter NO2R, Art N3DXX,
and John W2GD for joining me in this effort.
Ray K9RS
 
NK7U   M/2 HP   2,855,7762008-10-27 20:26:39
Our goal this year was simple -- get NK7U back on the air. Joe went QRT in June
2007 right after WPX CW and moved into his current QTH. We were “dark” so
to speak for CQWW 2007. 2007 was only the second year since 1992 that NK7U was
not on the air during CQWW SSB.

For the last 18 months he has been tearing down his old place and constructing
his new station -- the fourth of his amazing radio career. In terms of total
height of towers erected, total antennas built, rebuilt, and installed, and
feet of coax, hardline, and control lines laid in a lifetime in building your
own station, Joe has got to be in the top 5 worldwide. If you have done more of
this -- you are probably a professional and do it for a living, and you do it
for others.

What is good about this is because of his experience, when he builds something,
it is going to work. And, though we literally were connecting most of the
antennas, coax, and control lines the week before the contest, everything
worked just fine. We actually had fewer problems than we have had in some past
years with stations that have been in place several years. The general station
setup is:

10M -- 7/7 both rotating
15M -- 5/5/5 top fixed EU, bottom two rotating
20M -- 5/5 both rotating
40M -- 4 element beam and a low rotating dipole, which is more of NAQP and SS

antenna
80M -- 4 square (his 3 element beam has been retired)
160M -- array of 4 half wave slopers
Tribanders -- a couple C31XR’s

Still to come next year are fixed 10,15, and 20 stacks on Japan and Europe as
well as a rotating 80M dipole.

We didn’t really have time for much live testing before the contest. KL9A got
on the air a bit Thursday night and Friday morning. On 20M while working Europe
a knowledgeable OM station asked “How is the new station coming?” thinking
it was Joe/NK7U at the Mic. Before Chris could speak he answered it himself --
“Stupid question -- you are 20 over 9.” Chris also got on 160M Thursday
night and found Europeans booming in which would continue all weekend. A
combination of the 4 sloper array and amazing propagation made 160 a really hot
band. Sunday night after the contest Chris again got on 160 while Joe and I
listened. We heard a very loud station CQing. Thought it must be a local W7. It
was OM3PC -- who was well over S9.

With this background NK7U, K7ZO, W7ZRC, KL9A, KL2A and N7WR assembled for the
2008 edition of CQ WW SSB.

In precontest discussions we really intended this year to be a “shakedown
cruise”. Just get on the air, see how the station plays, what interference
problems we might have, how well our signals get out, etc. Our goals were
rather modest and we achieved all of them:

* Make at least 1,800 QSO’s
* Beat K7ZSD for Oregon Mult-op honors
* Make at least one 10M QSO outside the US
* Work Europe on 160M -- though to the best of our knowledge we had never done
this before in a SSB contest.

When the last QSO went into the log our score even surprised us -- much better
than expected. As of the latest scores posted on 3830 our 2.85M is about 48% of
the top US score from K1RX. This ties our best finish ever when we had the same
relative result in 2006 from Joe's previous station.

A few highlights by band follow:

10M: As I saw in one posting “Is this still considered an amateur band?”.
The difficult conditions everyone experienced were amplified in the NW US where
we are even farther away from the good sources of N-S propagation the east coast
gets. For us, due south is somewhere out in the southeast Pacific Ocean, not LU,
PY, the Caribbean Islands, etc. We managed just a few QSO’s with LU and PY
when the signals rose up out of the noise for a few seconds before
disappearing. Things were so bad we even missed Zones 4 and 5. Except for 1996
when we didn’t have an antenna on 10M this is our worst year on record.

15m: Things were about as expected. We never really had any openings to Europe.
On Saturday we had a grand total of one 15M QSO with Europe. On Sunday morning
we had a 45 min period where we worked about 20 strong EA’s, CT’s and M6T
who somehow made it into the log. We did have reasonable openings to Japan and
put 101 JA’s into the log which was better than 2006 but well below 2005
which also was a low solar flux year with contest flux levels in the 73 range.
More on this JA observation later.

20M: Joe was worried how the new setup on 20M would play. For years he has had
a 5/5/5/5 stack on 190’ towers. His current 5/5 is only up about 140’. His
concerns were: “Would we get out on 20M? and “Can we hold a run
frequency?”. From all experiences things are working very well. Our 38 Zones
on 20M ties our second best all time record only exceeded in 2004 when we got
all 40. From early reports on 3830 38 Zones is right up there with the best. I
have only seen one each 40 and 39 Zone report and both were out of Europe. We
also had our third highest QSO count ever on 20M though that was enhanced by a
much higher than normal count of zero point QSO’s.

As another measure of how well your signal gets out are those “surprise”
QSO’s you get from casual operators who predominantly S&P with small antennas
to the big signals they tune across. For example K7ZO had KH9/WA2YUN call in on
Saturday. He logged him then had that surprise moment and said “Are you
really on Wake Island”. Yep he is. We tried an immediate pass to 15M but it
didn’t work. KL9A during the Europe run on Saturday though he had what he
thought was another S52 calling him out of the pileups. The other station kept
saying “negative, negative” as Chris repeated his call. Then it finally
dawned on Chris. The other station is saying ST2, not S52. And thus ST2NH went
into the log. Chris has a habit of attracting good mults.

As others have said 20M was certainly a zoo this weekend. It seemed like for
the whole weekend that stations were wall to wall. At one point I felt like I
could log IK2G3TLADL3E33BN as a call. All the stations just blended together.
My biggest chuckle of the weekend is when PJ2T came on frequency and said I was
QRM’ing him as he was 1.5kc’s below me. To think that anyone could expect a
frequency that was clear +/- 1.5kc is ridiculous. Heck there were probably 2-3
other stations between PJ2T and us anyway.

One of the goals of the weekend was to see if we could still get and hold a run
frequency into Europe on 20M with Joe’s new antennas. We proved this quite
convincingly with many good runs into Europe and a total of 404 EU QSO’s on
20M. We were quite loud and could make it through the East Coast Wall. That we
were effective was demonstrated when we worked GW4BLE at 13:26 UTC Saturday.
This was well before dawn and about 45 minutes before our next 20M EU QSO’s.
When Steve, always a smart op, came back to us he was both surprised to hear us
that early and impressed.

We did miss Zones 17 and 36 on 20M. We never heard a Zone 36 the whole weekend.
As far as Zone 17 at one point before dawn on Sunday morning we could hear five
different Zone 17 stations on the air at the same time: UP0L, UP2L, UP4L, a UA9
and one other. At times they were S9. We called them in total well over a
hundred times and never managed a single QSO. They were working the east coast
at steady rates but we could not get their attention. It is so maddening to
have someone who is S9 not be able to hear you when you call them with a 5/5
stack and a kilowatt. Some day I need to understand this one way propagation.

It was a pleasure though to have so many BY’s on the air -- we had a total of
37 BY QSO’s on 20M. Participation in Alaska also continues to be strong with
27 KL7 QSO’s on 20M.

40M: Now this was an interesting band. The changes in frequency allocations and
broadcast stations are really going to change the nature and use of 40M in SSB
DX contests. Changes for the better. It would be interesting for someone to see
how 40M scores changed in the last year. Conditions were also superb. Joe’s 4
elements at 150’ seems to get out very well and we were able to work any
station we could hear. The band opened up before sunset for us to the east and
we worked Europe very easily. We could not get runs going into Europe but
nothing new there. One of the highlight Q’s was working 3DA0DJ on one call
late in the contest. We ended up with DXCC and 32 Zones on 40M essentially
tying our all time records.

One of the disappointments was how few JA’s we worked on 40M. A grand total
of 21 for the whole contest. During 2004-2006 we averaged around 200 JA Q’s
on 40M so this was a giant surprise to us. K7RL’s note suggests that
propagation to JA was not there. I am not sure that is the story. While
listening to 40M Saturday night I heard a giant JA pileup on 40M to T8IC. When
we asked the few stations that did call us how our signal was they said
“59+”. So, something else is going on. It seems like contesting in JA is
dropping off big time. Any comments from anyone in Japan?

And to echo the observations of K4XS I heard more stateside stations than I
remember calling DX simplex under 7100. And these were guys with extra class
calls who should know better. Not sure what is going on here. Maybe an article
or two in the ham magazines on the changing of 40M would be appropriate.

80M: One of the big tests of the contest was how well Joe’s new 4-square
would would play. Making the transition from his 3 element beam to the 4 square
has been hard. He really didn’t want to give up the beam but it is just a
beast to get into the air and maintain. Plus the expanded 80M SSB bands for the
US, Japan, and others really conspire against the narrow bandwidth of the beam.
You really need the wider bandwidth a 4-square allows.

Thanks to the efforts of W2VJN and N6LF Joe’s 4 square was all tuned up and
ready to go. This included an emergency trimming a couple feet off the element
lengths on Thursday afternoon. (Photos will be on an updated NK7U website
soon.)

By all accounts the 4 square works very well. We set an all time country total
record at 61 and came within 2 zones of our all time record with 25. The 25
zones looks pretty respectable compared to any of the big gun US stations --
even the M/M guys.

160M: Joe’s new 4 half wave sloper array are the best 160M antennas he has
had up in years, maybe ever. They just went up a few days before the contest
and the first time they were used was the night before the contest when we
worked several Europeans. This was a good sign and led us to our somewhat
jokingly goal of working at least one European on 160M during the contest. KL2A
dedicated himself to achieving this goal and got partly there the first night
with CU2X going into the log. But we have worked CU before and it is really not
mainland Europe so we didn’t give ourselves credit for it. The second night
Jon was at it again and this time succeeded with LY2IJ and YL2SM going into the
log. From K7RL’s post we may have missed a few other big signals or
propagation might have been so local that we could not hear them like he did.
But, no matter, this contest was one for the record books as far as 160M
between the west coast of the US and Europe is concerned. By the time the show
was over we had smashed our 160M all time records with 14 Zones and 29
Countries. Our previous records were 11 and 17 respectively.

Joe is pretty excited about his 160M antennas now and look for NK7U in upcoming
160M contests.


A few final tidbits
====================
Thanks to all you 5 Band QSO's: 6V7M, 6Y1V, 8P5A, AO8A, CU2X, D4C, FY5KE, HC8A,
HQ3Z, KH6LC, KH6MB, KL7RA, KP2M, KP4KE, PJ2T, PJ4E, PZ5Z, TI1R, V26B, V48M,
VC6R, VE3EJ, YV4A. You really contribute to our mult totals.

Stateside QSO counts -- Our stateside QSO counts are way up compared to past
years. This year I think we let it happen more than in the past just to keep
activity high when there was no DX around and to exercise the station. This
year about 24% of our QSO's were stateside way above past years as summarized
below.

160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Tot Q's % of Total
2008 49 38 53 230 249 1 620 2560 24%
2006 4 104 21 173 101 4 407 2733 15%
2005 30 111 20 152 198 1 512 3140 16%
2004 9 31 3 146 146 19 354 3505 10%

Most years there seems to be some thread’s erupt about this on the
reflectors. I will wait and see. At NK7U we log everyone, thank them for the
QSO, help them with the exchange if they don’t know it and invite them to
call us in future contests. We need to be welcoming as many people to this
hobby/sport as we can.

JA QSO Counts -- Per earlier notes in the 15 and 40M sections we seem to be
seeing a steady decrease in JA QSO totals. Since the 2006 contest there has
been a large decrease in relatively similar solar flux conditions. I am hoping
the continued drop in JA QSO's is related to propagation and not a loss of
contesters in JA. Time will tell as spots return in next few years.


160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Tot Q's % of
total
2008 0 65 21 241 101 0 428 2560 17%
2006 0 125 220 253 70 0 668 2733 24%
2005 0 77 191 266 220 0 754 3140 24%
2004 0 71 182 59 469 115 896 3505 25%

That’s it for now. See everyone in future contests. And -- NK7U is definitely
back on the air.
Scott/K7ZO
Our overall numbers
====================
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

AS 0 67 31 347 108 0 553 21.6
OC 2 23 24 34 17 0 100 3.9
NA 91 119 104 366 376 1 1057 41.3
SA 7 10 42 73 125 8 265 10.4
EU 3 12 66 404 25 0 510 19.9
AF 4 9 11 28 18 0 70 2.7

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- 1/2 182/34 27/19 --+-- 210/55 210/55
D1-0100Z - 6/9 15/14 41/10 - - 62/33 272/88
D1-0200Z - 4/5 8/4 3/0 - - 15/9 287/97
D1-0300Z - 11/9 15/18 - - - 26/27 313/124
D1-0400Z 4/6 13/13 25/16 - - - 42/35 355/159
D1-0500Z 4/4 17/11 13/4 - - - 34/19 389/178
D1-0600Z 8/8 12/4 9/4 1/0 - - 30/16 419/194
D1-0700Z 10/0 31/11 15/8 - - - 56/19 475/213
D1-0800Z 16/6 20/1 11/6 --+-- --+-- --+-- 47/13 522/226
D1-0900Z 3/0 15/2 15/3 - - - 33/5 555/231
D1-1000Z - 8/2 9/4 - - - 17/6 572/237
D1-1100Z 10/0 8/3 18/3 - - - 36/6 608/243
D1-1200Z - 2/0 4/3 - - - 6/3 614/246
D1-1300Z - - 1/0 1/2 - - 2/2 616/248
D1-1400Z - 3/3 - 74/33 1/2 - 78/38 694/286
D1-1500Z - - - 60/28 1/2 - 61/30 755/316
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 59/7 21/21 --+-- 80/28 835/344
D1-1700Z - - - 31/6 45/17 - 76/23 911/367
D1-1800Z - - - 44/13 59/11 - 103/24 1014/391
D1-1900Z - - - 40/11 53/2 - 93/13 1107/404
D1-2000Z - - - 38/3 23/0 - 61/3 1168/407
D1-2100Z - - - 66/3 28/2 1/2 95/7 1263/414
D1-2200Z - - - 49/6 66/7 1/0 116/13 1379/427
D1-2300Z - - 6/5 57/2 21/2 - 84/9 1463/436
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- 21/12 72/2 --+-- --+-- 93/14 1556/450
D2-0100Z 3/2 2/0 19/4 14/0 - - 38/6 1594/456
D2-0200Z 12/7 5/0 10/4 - - - 27/11 1621/467
D2-0300Z 5/3 5/3 8/1 - - - 18/7 1639/474
D2-0400Z 4/1 4/1 11/2 - - - 19/4 1658/478
D2-0500Z - - 9/0 - - - 9/0 1667/478
D2-0600Z 12/1 3/2 1/1 - - - 16/4 1683/482
D2-0700Z 6/3 9/0 3/2 - - - 18/5 1701/487
D2-0800Z 3/0 18/0 7/3 --+-- --+-- --+-- 28/3 1729/490
D2-0900Z 1/2 9/1 2/0 2/0 - - 14/3 1743/493
D2-1000Z 5/0 20/2 7/2 - - - 32/4 1775/497
D2-1100Z 1/0 3/0 3/3 - - - 7/3 1782/500
D2-1200Z - 1/1 2/0 - - - 3/1 1785/501
D2-1300Z - 9/1 5/3 - - - 14/4 1799/505
D2-1400Z - 2/2 - 22/0 - 1/2 25/4 1824/509
D2-1500Z - - - 66/3 5/1 - 71/4 1895/513
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 53/0 17/6 --+-- 70/6 1965/519
D2-1700Z - - - 30/2 17/2 - 47/4 2012/523
D2-1800Z - - - 21/1 73/0 - 94/1 2106/524
D2-1900Z - - - 42/3 79/0 2/2 123/5 2229/529
D2-2000Z - - - 33/0 68/0 4/0 105/0 2334/529
D2-2100Z - - - 47/1 21/1 - 68/2 2402/531
D2-2200Z - - - 69/0 31/0 - 100/0 2502/531
D2-2300Z - - 6/1 39/0 13/0 - 58/1 2560/532

Total: 107/43 240/86 279/1321256/170 669/95 9/6


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

3DA 1 1 1 3
3V 1 1 2
4X 1 2 3
5B 1 2 3
5H 1 1
5R 1 1
5Z 1 1
6W 1 1 2 2 2 8
6Y 1 1 1 2 1 6
8P 1 1 1 1 1 5
9A 2 7 9
9K 1 1 2
9M6 1 1 3 5
9V 1 1 2
9Y 1 2 3
BV 1 5 6
BY 1 1 37 1 40
C3 1 1
C6 1 1 1 1 4
CE 3 5 9 17
CM 1 1 1 1 4
CN 1 1 1 3 1 7
CT 1 1 12 4 18
CT3 2 2 4 2 10
CU 1 1 1 2 2 7
CX 2 9 6 17
D4 1 1 1 1 1 5
DL 4 62 66
DU 1 1 5 7
E7 1 4 5
EA 1 7 54 15 77
EA6 3 1 4
EA8 1 2 2 4 5 14
EA9 1 1 2
EI 1 4 5
ER 1 1 2
ES 1 1
EU 2 2
F 1 5 21 1 28
FG 1 1
FJ 1 1 1 1 4
FM 1 1 1 1 4 8
FY 1 1 1 1 1 5
G 3 3 24 1 31
GD 1 1
GI 1 5 6
GM 2 1 8 11
GW 1 3 4
HA 1 3 4
HB 1 4 5
HB0 1 1 2
HC 2 4 3 9
HC8 1 1 1 1 1 5
HI 1 1 2 2 6
HK 1 1 2 5 6 15
HL 8 4 12
HP 1 1 2
HR 1 3 2 2 2 10
HS 7 7
I 3 36 1 40
IS 2 2
IT9 1 6 7
J3 1 1
J8 1 1 1 3
JA 65 21 241 101 428
JD/m 1 1
JW 1 1 2
K 49 38 53 230 249 1 620
KH0 1 1 1 1 4
KH2 3 2 1 1 7
KH6 2 5 5 6 5 23
KH9 1 1
KL 4 9 2 27 22 64
KP2 1 2 1 4 3 11
KP4 1 2 2 3 5 13
LA 1 4 5
LU 8 14 40 5 67
LX 1 1 2
LY 1 3 4
LZ 1 2 3
OA 1 2 3 3 9
OE 2 7 9
OH 1 16 17
OH0 1 1
OK 4 8 12
OM 1 1 1 3
ON 2 7 9
OX 1 1 1 3
OY 2 2
OZ 1 5 6
P4 1 1 1 1 4
PA 1 7 8
PJ2 2 2 2 2 4 12
PY 1 14 23 44 3 85
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 5
S5 5 8 13
SM 1 15 16
SP 2 6 8
ST 1 1
SV 2 2
SV9 1 2 3
T32 1 1 1 1 4
T33 1 1
T8 1 1 2
TA 1 1
TF 2 2
TG 1 1 2
TI 1 1 2 2 2 8
TK 1 1
TR 1 1
UA 2 20 22
UA2 1 1 2
UA9 3 37 1 41
UR 1 9 10
V2 1 1 1 1 2 6
V3 1 1 2
V4 1 1 1 2 1 6
V5 1 1
VE 26 45 23 63 58 215
VK 6 6 5 3 20
VK9W 1 1 2
VP2E 1 1 2
VP2V 1 1 1 1 1 5
VP5 2 2 2 2 8
VP9 1 2 3
VR 1 1 3 1 6
VU 1 1
XE 1 4 4 11 10 30
XU 1 1
YB 2 9 11
YL 1 2 2 5
YN 1 1 1 1 4
YO 1 1 2
YU 1 5 6
YV 1 1 2 1 4 9
Z3 2 2
ZF 1 1
ZK1/s 1 1
ZK2 1 1
ZL 2 3 2 3 10
ZP 1 2 3
ZS 1 1 6 5 13
 
WX3B   M/M HP   824,8802008-10-27 20:44:56
Thanks to Sid, NH7C for arranging and managing this operation, as well as saving
my home from a flood! Sid fired up the generator during the 4+ hour power
outage and heavy rains (2+ inches!). That kept my sump pump going.

This was a casual event and we welcomed to new guests: Martin, NV3V, and
Denis, N8IVN (hope that call sign is correct).

As always, it's fun seeing good friends Mike, N3VOP and Steve, NY3A for the
traditional Friday evening BBQ before the contest.

Looks like they guys were very successful maximizing country count, and I
enjoyed hearing my own station break a few pileups while I was out at W3LPL
over the weekend.

73!

Jim Nitzberg WX3B
 
N5DO   SOAB LP   530,0192008-10-27 20:58:54
This contest represented a symbolic milestone for me. On Saturday, October 18,
my wife pointed out that it had been exactly a year since I underwent quadruple
bypass surgery. Last year Oct 18 was on a Thursday, and a week later I made the
160 mile trip home from the hospital. The Saturday after I got home was the
CQWW SSB contest and I thought I would operate some. It turned out that I
operated very little as I had little energy. Now a year later I am feeling
good and thought I would operate about 38 hours in this contest. It turned out
that I only operated about 34 hours, but it was not due to a lack of energy.

I debated whether to operate high or low power and finally decided to go low
power. Three hours or so into the contest I moved to 40M and became so
discouraged with people CQing in my face that I seriously thought about
switching categories and going high power. It seemed like every QSO on 40 was
a struggle. I had planned two hours of sleep, but ended up sleeping four hours
in two periods. Saturday I planned six hours of sleep and ended up with a
little less, but got distracted during the day with football. I watched some
of the Texas Tech game and the UT game (both my kids live in the Austin area,
some 400 miles east of my QTH, and have ties to Tech and UT). That night I
watched my alma mater (Arizona) live up to my expectations by losing to USC.

When I got up on Sunday I had already missed more of the contest than I had
planned and felt disappointed with the bands. I started on 20M and had a
difficult time working anyone and signals seemed way down. In fact I was
afraid that I had blown a diode in my FT1000MP receiver. After about an hour
I looked at the control box for my 3-element SteppIR and realized that I had
the 180 degree button pressed. It was surprising that I could work anyone at
all! Oh well, one more thing to put on my mental check list to look at when
things are not working right.

After I got the antenna working correctly things really brightened up on Sunday
and I ended up with a good taste in mouth by the end of the contest.

I plan to be on for a lot of hours during SS CW but I will have to miss some
prime operating time due to this weekend being Homecoming at Sul Ross (where I
am the Provost). However, if you need West Texas please give me a call!

73,

Dave, N5DO
 
N4T(@K1TO)   M/2 HP   5,097,0612008-10-27 21:37:52
Vic, N4TO passed away on August 15 and we decided to have a memorial operation
in his honor. Vic hosted many multi-ops over the years and a number of those
ops managed to come together this weekend at the K1TO QTH for a hastily planned
M/2. It has been a long time since the last multi-op here and the setup was
substantial.

We chose to use the special callsign N4T which turned out to cause a lot of
angst. Many times, the DX station would get the full call, but give up and not
log us because they were convinced that they did not have the full call. Given
that many other countries have 1x1 callsigns active in contests, we found this
somewhat puzzling.

Conditions were about as good as they could be with no sunspots, we thought.

Although our impression was that we were not doing well on 10 because a lot of
the Caribbean and CA mults were skipping right over us, the scores indicate
that we did well with 100W on that band after all. A few QSOs were only heard
quickly (P40A, 6Y1V and others), then never heard again.

We missed z23/26 on 20, but still enjoyed plenty of neat multipliers.

75/80 is always the toughest band from down here in Florida, but we were able
to get some answers to CQs and the band was nice and quiet.

The final hour on 160 was at once exhilarating and frustrating. Many new
multipliers were heard from EU, but we were only able to be heard by a few, and
one amp developed a problem.

Our rate was never consistently fast, just slow and steady. In fact, we had no
hours over 100 on a single band in the entire contest (even with 549 USA in the
log - hi).

Many thanks to Jeff, WC4E for pulling together the CT network on short notice.
Jeff is a veteran of WRTC and several PJ2T efforts and is enjoying a resurgence
of operating lately.

John, W4IX drove many hundreds of miles at the last minute to join the group
and despite not sleeping at all on Thursday night, spent more time in the
operating chair than anyone. Despite being called a "cowboy" by one southern
European, John was our most consistent and persistent run op.

Julio, AD4Z/HI3A brought his K3 whioh we used on the 3rd station barefoot.
This ended up being the 10 Meter station. While the lack of an amp at that
station reduced the number of stations we could work, we all enjoyed the
opportunity to try out the K3. Julio made Dominican spaghetti on Saturday that
was a great reminder of last year's M/2 in the D.R. as HI3A at which N4TO was an
op.

Ron, WD4AHZ helped beforehand with ground crew support, then operated all
weekend, filling in whatever role he needed to. Being a LP op at home, Ron's
forte is sniffing out mults.

Chris, WF3C is one of the younger guys in radiosporting here in the USA at age
26 and continues to blossom and progress.

Tom, K4MM (W4IX's dad) spent most of the weekend with us. Tom loved the dual
headphone boxes and helped John out for many hours while also playing whatever
role was needed.

Terry, N4TB made his first SSB QSOs in almost 2 sunspot cycles on the K3!

Fred, K4LQ helped with some logistical support and some spare N4TO equipment
that was needed.

Station:
2 x FT-1000MP + AL-1500, Commander
K3 barefoot
CTWin10

160 - broken inverted vee
75 - sideways inverted vee array
40 - 2/2 fixed stack to EU, 1/4 wave vertical
20 - 4/4 top rotary
15 - 4/4/4 top rotary
10 - 6L rotary, 4/4/4/4 fixed stack
3 Beverages

CQWW SSB is still the king of all DX contests. Thanks for all the QSOs. We
met our goals of honoring Vic, having lots of fun and cranking out points for
the FCG.

RIP Vic, N4TO.

Very 73, Dan, K1TO
 
LN8W(LB8IB)   SOAB HP   3,182,2342008-10-27 21:46:46
What a Zoo! QRM everywhere, Splatter, Shouting, Jamming and the list goes
on..... It`s CQWW SSB and I love every minute of it! How on earth can I
explain this to my wife and non contesters? Planned to go for at least 46
hours operating time this year but a power failure Sunday night because of bad
WX put and end to that. Also had a couple of visits in the shack by Mr.Murphy
who decided to make a bad connection on the Mic cable to my Heil Pro and also
made a spell on the ACOM 2000 which was rather unstable during the whole
contest.

Thanks for a great event and hope to see you all next year with improved
propagation on 10 and 15 if solarcycle 24 ever shows up.....

Olaf
LB8IB
la8w.com
 
VE7HA   SOAB LP   116,0652008-10-27 21:47:55
Strong signals on 15 and 20 metres from everywhere except VK/ZL mostly missing.
10 metres was asleep.
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   67,4042008-10-27 21:49:03
Rig: Elecraft K-2

Antennas:
3 el SteppIR up 32 feet
HF-2V Butternut Vertical
DX-LB trap dipole

Usually when I operate from my home QTH, it is hopeless to compete in the
world, so I do a single band of some sort. It is tough to push the sleep
deprivation when you know you will be lucky to be in the top half!

But I did it, and if this year's scores are similar to last year's scores, I
will be lucky to be in the top half. And to get that wonderful result, I had
only 4 1/2 hours of sleep from Friday through Sunday night.!

The only opening to Europe for me from out here in San Diego was from 14:30 to
15:30 Z on Sunday morning! But it was exciting when it happened, and I was
able to work 9 Europeans, all new mults and some double mults.

My best Qs outside that opening were:

80 M- JH1OGC on one call! The only JA to hear me! INCREDIBLE EARS!!!
40 M- AO8A on one call.
20 M- T32CXX
15 M- 3V8BB and ZK2DF. Also IS0/K7QB and D4C
10 M- Only heard one very weak LU despite listening regularly on both days.

I have never worked so hard for so little, but that is life on a small city
lot! But those "best" Qs listed above make it all worth it!

...Bill Parker W8QZA / W6QU
 
4LØA(4L4WW)   SOAB HP   5,802,2402008-10-27 22:40:17
First time SOAB on my third year of contesting at all. Was not an easy decision,
but I was encouraged by couple of others to try, and I am happy that I did enter
this category.
The first important outcome is that I can do all 48 hours and that with only 3
hours of sleep prior to the contest, I am really surprised. So that’s a big
plus.
Second is that now I can see clearly the areas I need to improve and there are
some serious gaps. Mainly it has to do with SO2R use, some band change strategy
etc. My mult is self explanatory in that regard. I believe I have used only
about 70-80 percent of the capabilities the station has
The first half was very good, at least as I expected and I did some 3000 QSOs
with good runs especially on 15m. The second half started as well all right and
again had good runs on 15m (but that died quickly) and then on very crowded 20m
with some good US openings. The real problems started when I moved on low bands
(started with 40m), not only I couldn’t run there were periods if 5-10
minutes not getting any calls. Simply looks I had no propagation, Europe was
very quiet on all low bands. The same picture was on 80m were usually I have no
problems and on 160m which was fantastic the first day. I was struggling for
couple of hours and became so angry and frustrated that quit contesting 3 hours
prior to its finish. Agree it is a bad decision (never do it again!) but at that
time seemed I ran out from options to change anything.
At the end I am left with below my expectations but as always with invaluable
experience. I hope that M/S team which will take part in CW part will show the
real strength of the station and I want to wish them all the best
As for me see you next year again in SSB part.
73
Gia 4L4WW
 
AE6RR   SOAB(A) HP   25,9962008-10-27 22:59:14
Operated from Truckee, CA. All S&P.
1200 W to a G5RV at 80 ft. on 80 and 40.
Used a Superantennas 2 element portable Yagi at 40 ft. with a ground mounted
rotor for 20m.

Spent a lot of time testing the Yagi, it worked great and I picked up 3 new
countries with it, including E7. Some stations were 2 S-units above the G5RV
and the F/B ratio reduced the noice 1-2 S-units for some signals.

Worked a lot of EU on Sunday morning.
 
WD8RYC   SOAB LP   1,9602008-10-27 23:05:39
Had a great time.
 
YB6INU   SOAB LP   175,7402008-10-27 23:12:54
Band QSOs Points CountriesMult. ZoneMult.
3.5 8 17 6 5
7 43 110 30 16
14 70 201 37 16
21 182 516 59 25
28 11 26 5 3
---------------------------------------------
314 870 137 65 = Score 175740
 
B4TB(@BA4TB)   M/M HP   717,8542008-10-28 00:38:29
We operated field style this time again,installed all the antennas the day
before the contest,it was a hard job with only 5 men did the setting
up(and,taken down the antennas just after the contest also).
Our plan was to enter the multi single category,but as the contest started,we
found that our antennas are not very competed with other stations,and operators
here are most of local new hams,so we decided to let everyone operates the
station to make experience in the contest,then MS becomes MM.
Although limited operation,met lots of old friends in the contest,CQWW DX is
always the king of the contest,we love the game!
See you in the CW leg!


Eqiupment: IC-746,IC-7000,GO-2KW
Antenna: C4S,YP-2,homebrew verticals
 
OK2ZAW   SOSB(A)/80 HP   200,2362008-10-28 00:58:14
Thanks all for QSO.
 
G3WW(@G4EHT)   SOSB/40 LP   51,0602008-10-28 02:54:48
FT-1000MP, 100 W, multi-band vertical

To me CQWW Phone is a warm up to the main event - CQWW CW so another casual
weekend.

Same category with similar set-up to last year. Out goes the 1/4 wave wire
vertical and in comes a Butternut HF9-V. The radial system has been improved
slightly but other than that, no major changes.

40m this time was definitely better than 2007. 40 sounded more like 20 this
weekend. Clearly the low K and A index helped a lot. The polar path to North
America was in better shape and this time around and I heard several JA's,
unlike 2007. The EU path to North America was open with daylight both ends
which is actually entirely normal around sunspot minimum.

Overall the score improved significantly with more 3 pointers in the log.

Several highlights, 4 all-time new ones on Phone; 2 new band slots on 40m.

Many got away however, and most were double-mults; 100 watts to a small
vertical just not good enough to bust those really big pile-ups. 9M8Z was very
loud, along with several JA's. B3C was strong too and OX2A had the biggest
pile-up of the lot. I stumbled upon him working by numbers, already on 3's I
don't think he went around the digits a second time. These would have been
worked on the key.

Funny thing, I heard a Zone 2 working simplex on 7208 kHz. I asked if he could
listen down for Europe and he moved to 7204 kHz. Ask a stupid question...

Easy ones which I never even heard were GI, GD, GU, GJ, 9H, IS and ZB.

See you next month on CW!

Dez Watson, G3WW / G0DEZ
 
N1WR   SOAB HP   1,346,8472008-10-28 03:02:12
Enjoyed working the contest with new K3. Didn't enjoy the conditions. Enjoyed
the Sunday opening on 15M. Didn't enjoy European QRM on 20M. Still not able
to run on ego alley (14,150 - 14,200)!
 
HG6N   M/S HP   8,916,4342008-10-28 03:11:52
Last weekend proved that CQWW activity combined with kilowatts can override wave
propagation theory...

Despite SFI=68 it was a very enjoyable contest with good weather to repair some
antennas outside, juicy mults, occasional high rates and last not but least a
magnificent wild boar goulash prepared on open fire - all as they should be..

QRM on 20 and 40 was killing. However at times I experienced that contesters
can be gentlemen too.. n2nt, un7mmm, k0tv TNX! On the other hand OM Power is
obviously selling their vhp amps much faster than the 40m spectrum is being
extended.

Hats off to the 9A1P lidz. They must have been contesting in a parallel
universe with low-pathloss HF wormholes to NA. Congrats Dave & co!

73,

zoli ha1ag
 
S57AL(@S52AW)   SOSB/40 HP   970,2242008-10-28 03:24:52
TX/RX: FT-1000MKV Field
ANTENAS: 4.el.quad @ 40m
3.el.yagi @ 30m
PA: AL-1500

First of all, TNX to Drago S52AW who give me an oportunity to do my best on 40m
from his location. And big TNX to his wife for preparing excellent meals.

At Friday in the morning the antenna system was still on the ground. We need to
build a new one becouse a strong wind damaged 5.el.quad. Our choice was to build
a new 4.el.quad. We did a new one until 5:00 pm, with no time for drink and
meal. Drago gives me a very good tip, to not put antenna on the top @ 60m
(problems with receiving EU stations). We decided to put her on 40m. Now we
know that decision was good because in log is 1850 qso-s with EU. After
rebuilding quad antenna we start to find whats up with yagi (swr 1:unlimited).
Soon we find damage on gamma match. Because of strong wind the connection line
was broken. We do our best to repair the problem.

After all we find some time for meal and drink @ 7:00pm. From 9pm to 1am I try
to rest. You know how it is in our heads before effort in contests.

It was great start. After 2 hour in log was 350 qso-s and at 7:00am 1000 Q.
First day I finished with 2050 qso-s in log.
Special thing in this contest was multipliers. Almost all on CQ freq. In log is
950 qso-s with NA , 70 with OC , 250 with AS.

I apologize to all radio amateurs who called me and did not get my replay. I
try to get all of you from crowded band, but this is mission impossible.

Drago thanks again for beautiful three days for staying at your house.

73,s & CU in CW part , IVO S57AL
 
K1RM   SOAB LP   254,0572008-10-28 03:25:33
This was fun for me. No pressure to catch or beat my previous high. Just work
dx.
 
DF1DX   SOAB QRP   143,2952008-10-28 03:33:39
First time with DVK and S02R.
 
RZ3AXX(UA9BA)   SOAB HP   5,704,8842008-10-28 03:46:45
My initial plan was to operate single band 20m in order to beat a 29 year old
record set by Larry UA6HZ, but the UA1-6 machos-muchachas wanted me to go in
for the real man's trial - SOAB. My only doubdt about going SOAB was based on
the absence of the SO2R set at RD3AF's current station. So I knew if I go SOAB
I will have to compete against well packed SO2R guys (machos-muchachas) like
RL3A (op.RV3BA), RM3F (op.UA3DPX) and RW1AC. On the other hand though was much
more fun and a fierce competition with the residents of Russian zone 16 and the
challenge of breaking the main zone 16 record for SOAB of 5.3M set by RK4FF at
previous sunspot miximum. So, It was a last minute decision to go SOAB instead
of Single Band 20m. It was a classic SOAB 1(ONE) RADIO operation like many many
years ago. The most challenging thing about such operations is to be able to
maintain throughout the contest ballance between runs and multiplier S&P that
will produce the highest possible score under given conditions. I had a GREAT
station to fly (see some of it on http://www.rz3az.atk.ru), and somehow I felt
pretty confident about my chances of winning the zone 16 competition. Band
CONDX were good and I had GREAT FUN!!!
Valery RD3AF, thank you big time for letting me use your super station!
Alex RZ3AZ, thank you big time for staying with me all 48 hours and
providing technical support.
All who made it into my log and those that didn't thank you too.
73's & GL, Willy UA9BA
 
OK1OUE   M/2 HP   1,849,5062008-10-28 03:57:42
Nice kontest...best 73 de team OK1OUE ( Radioklub of Vocational high School of
Elektrical Engeneering in Pilsen )
 
EA4KR   SOAB HP   4,000,3442008-10-28 04:19:53
I lost my voice around 0800 on saturday, after that just suffering.


73 de Julio EA4KR
 
EI7M   M/S HP   7,806,7362008-10-28 04:25:51
After the loss of our rotating tower last winter we knew we would not be as
competative as we would be normally but we did our best. Conditions very very
poor on the higher bands for here, even the handfull of contacts we did get on
10m were a struggle which had a big impact on the final score, obviously this
was not the case further east as could hear a couple of stations working stuff
we just could not hear. Very pleased with our 40m score as this is normally a
poor band for us, lots of very long runs to NA helped us to out highest ever
points per Q on that band. Some nice runs into NA on 160 also and nice to be
call by several ZL's on the sunday morning. Looking forward to better
propagation for the CW leg as we are too far from the mults in the East and
always do better with better propagation as it levels the playing field for
us.

Thanks to all who called us and thanks to Pete G4CLA and Dan LY3MM who
travelled to join us as normal.
 
VA1CHP   SOSB/15 LP   27,0542008-10-28 04:37:52
Very limited due to house renovation, balky RX in FT1000MKV. 3 total hrs of S&P
on 15 meters, longest stretch was 1/2 hr max... Maybe next year sigh.


Rich VA1CHP
 
ZL2G(ZL2HAM)   SOSB/20 HP   28,0002008-10-28 04:43:05
This was my first CQWW, and only my second contest ever. 20 meters was open to
EU from ZL from about 0700Z to 1100Z. QRN was low (well below S1), and the
hearing was generally very good, even on my lowly 10 meter vertical. However,
there was so much QRM that 99% of outgoing calls went unanswered. The band
never really opened much to South America or the US, esp. on the East Coast. I
had Qs with several West Coast stations, but couldn't hear even the big guns
like K1TTT. Running was very tough; I tried many times, but never had any very
successful runs -- it felt like very few people were pointing their antennas
toward ZL. I had much better luck the night before the contest with a nice 45
minute run into EU. I went into it intending to put in 40+ hours, but things
were so slow on the second day that I only did 28.

Highlights for me:

-- Hitting 28 zones (zone 22/VU and zone 1/KL1 were particularly challenging)
-- Quite a few new countries
-- Getting the VK9WDX dxped on my first call

I definitely learned a lot, particularly about deficiencies in my station and
my operating technique. Even with my weak station it was lots of fun, and I'll
definitely be back next year.
 
AA4NC   SOAB(A) HP   672,7252008-10-28 05:29:32
Very casual operation - All Search and Pounce just trying to work the more
"interesting" stuff. Looks like the station is playing well on the low bands
with new antennas on 80 and 160. Other bands are not so strong due to antenna
issues...

See you next weekend as W4MR in SS CW!

73,

Will AA4NC / W4MR
 
N9CO   SOAB(A) HP   14,0602008-10-28 06:11:45
Played around in this one, mainly testing out rebuilt amp (SB-220) in
preparation for CW SS.
 
SN2M(SP2XF)   SOAB LP   16,9682008-10-28 06:31:21
Just a few QSO's on each band, testing new extended OCF Dipole (2 x 54m + 1x 27m
of total lenght).

Very glad to work NL7Z on 40m saturday morning as a new country / zone. Tnx
Kevin. Heard also big signal from KH7B at the same time.

73's
SP2XF
 
N2NT(@K1EA)   SOAB HP   4,787,0132008-10-28 06:49:05
Many thanks to K1EA for the use of his great station.
Probably should have learned how to use the MK2R+ unit before the contest.
Since Ken doesn't even "own" a microphone, there was no chance to test it.

Whatever I did in the first hour caused it to fail, and could not transmit on
the second radio.
SO2R became a kluge, with 2 headsets on my head. Very uncomfortable, but
workable.

First night was a disaster, dipoles on 80/160 not cutting the mustard.
Screaming at countries that couldn't hear me. Wife called with house
emergency. Spent 10 mins on the phone with police trying to explain how to set
up the squirrel trap :).

After that, everything went OK. Conditions improved and felt better.
After the second night it caught up to me, and had to go to sleep. Overslept 1
hour and almost missed sunrise. Turns out I missed the great 40 mtr opening
after 0700. Ah well.

Congrats to ZD and DG for great scores. Can't see how I could have made 6 meg
this time, even if I stayed awake. What a great effort.

73, Andy N2NT
 
W6PH   SOAB HP   661,4402008-10-28 07:22:24
Equipment: TS-930S-AL1200
Antennas: A3S at 45 feet (permanent tower)
ATB-34 at 55 feet on AB-577 (temporary)
40-2CD at 60 feet on AB-577 (temporary)

Comments: I couldn't get enthused about this contest. I got my Field Day
style antennas up on Friday morning without any problems and felt ready for the
contest. I started out with a different amplifier that started having T/R relay
problems after about two hours. I swapped it for my AL1200 which has an arcing
band switch problem on 80m which I had not fixed because my LK500ZB had been
working fine. This really demotivated me, so I went into a less serious mode
of operating. Except for a couple short periods of calling CQ, everything was
S&P with a goal of maximizing my multiplier totals. I fell short of 100
countries on 20m although I had heard a few more that couldn't hear me. I
really enjoyed 40m with a lot of "simplex" contacts above 7125. A total of 30
European contacts on 40m SSB is unprecedented at my California QTH even though
my 40-2CD is only at 60 feet. Twenty meters was complete bedlam and I had to
repeat my call many times because of QRM at the other end. With the high bands
being closed, everyone is squeezed onto 20m. There was a broadcast station on
14320 both days that was pretty loud in the mornings. I have no idea of the
source of it. Fifteen meters yielded some southern European contacts both
mornings but nothing really north of the Mediterranean area. I listened on 10
meters occasionally and only heard zone 11 and 13. I have a few alligator
awards for some central European stations whose power exceeded their ability to
hear replies. As noted by some other west coast stations, there were fewer JA
stations in the contest than previous years. It may be because of the low
sunspot cycle but not really sure. I hope to get some of my equipment issues
resolved before CQWW CW. Retrospectively, I wish I had been more motivated as
it really was a pretty good contest.

73, Kurt, W6PH
 
K4LY   SOSB/20 LP   46,9662008-10-28 07:49:28
My hope to do a competitive 30 hour (as competitive as one can do with a dipole
and Hygain Hytower) 20M SOLP was thwarted when relatives decided to visit
Saturday and I decided to do a gig Friday night. Conditions seemed good with
wall to wall QRM that made running impossible with LP here. CU in the SS and
CQWW CW.
Doug ex-W0AH W2CRS
 
EE2W(@EB2BXL)   M/S HP   6,469,9002008-10-28 08:01:50
THANKS TO ALL.

SEE YOU ON CQ WW CW.
 
SM3C(SM5CCT)   SOAB LP   356,1672008-10-28 08:04:05
Rig: TS-570D, 100 w
Antennas: Force 12 C3 yagi, Inv.vee
 
BA7NQ(@BA7IP)   SOAB(A) HP   2,033,4082008-10-28 08:05:35
My first time fulltime running SOAB(A) on CQWW, see you in CW contest. :-)
 
N3MK   SOAB(A) HP   978,2852008-10-28 08:25:11
As a new member in PVRC its great to get into contesting again after a 5 year
absence. Operated from Chincoteague Island where band conditions were great. I
didn't get on 10 meters and I didn't have an amp on 160 so I was weak in those
areas. Thanks for letting me borrow the SB-200 while Bob repairs my blown amp
from the RTTY contest. The weather was great on Chincoteague: almost no rain
and much warmer than here in Maryland. I need to improve my wire antenna. The
Carolina Windom 160 special is great for local 160 meters but not for DX. Your
down a few S units so I'm going to put up a full CW 160 to cover 160, 80, 40.
73s, Don
 
G5W(5B4WN/GØWWW)   SOAB HP   4,282,6402008-10-28 08:35:03
Raw score with 2-3 mults not recognised.

Story:
I was not planning to operate this year due to work commitments [in the UK],
but a last minute on-call duty swap in my favour meant that I was free for the
weekend Although invited to join a few MS teams outside the UK, travelling was
simply a problem (working on Friday and Monday). A little disappointed that I
wasn’t going to operate I thought I should ask Don G3BJ 3 days before the
contest, whether he was planning anything from his QTH and needed more ops and
to my most pleasant surprise he said: 'NO but why don’t you come and do
SOAB?'. I was very excited...

I drove for 4 hours and turned up at the QTH on Friday just 3 and a half hours
before the start of the contest, had a quick briefing about the station (I had
operated from Don's station before so I was familiar with the setup) had a
quick bite and went to sleep for about 3 hours. The plan had no specific
strategies but I wanted to try really hard to use SO2R.

I found the first few hours slower than what I anticipated with 40m being
disappointing to the US. The slow pace allowed me to use the SO2R setup to
improve my multiplier scores. It wasn’t until later in the afternoon when
there were some good openings to the US on 15 and 20, and those were fun. Just
before the turn of the day I took a 1.5 hours sleep to improve the
concentration for the low bands. The rate remained stable throughout the night
and I was able to pick a few mults on the 2nd radio. The sunrise 40m opening to
the US was very short-lived and I had to move to 20m to try and keep the rate
up, with frequent visits to 15m for mults (overall I found things very slow).
Around 14:00 when NA started coming through on 15m with some good rates (200
was the best hour). After 15m there were some good openings on 20m to the US
and despite the crowded conditions managed to get some decent rates also. The
last few hours were difficult in terms of no rates and tiredness kicking in,
but managed to get through to the end.

Station:
FT1000MP x 2
ACOM 2000
Quadra Amp
Force 12 C4XLD at 80 ft (40-10)
SteppIR 3 el yagi (10-20)
Titanex vertical: 80/160
Wires for 80/160
EZmaster SO2R box
G3BJ antenna switching box


Good points:
-The station was superb and the hardware worked flawlessly, with almost no
cross band interference during SO2R: Don has done a fantastic job in
RF-proofing his station.
-SO2R (KISS approach with EZmaster in BASIC mode) worked great! I am happy with
how efficiently I worked mults with minimal effort.

Bad points:
-Conditions were worse than I expected especially on HF although there were
some good opening to NA in the afternoon.
-I believe I may have missed 1-2 openings to the US on Day 1 which brought my
QSO total down.

Once again I am grateful to Don (G3BJ) and Hilary (G4JKS) for giving me the
opportunity to operate from this great QTH, their great hospitality and support
during the contest.

Not a winning score but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.... and it definitely
added value to my SO2R training. See you in November from C4W.
 
S5ØL   M/S HP   2,063,9952008-10-28 08:54:41
Trx: IC-7800 + PA, TS-2000

Ant: 14/21/28: OptiBeam 16/3, Cushcraft X7
7: rotary dipole
3.5: 2x slooper
1.8: InvVee dipole

Sw: N1MM

Young Op's first CqWw.
 
K1LZ   SOAB HP   5,402,5302008-10-28 09:03:30
No FUN because special Hams (the Group) think they rule the contest with special
rulings.
My comments will be emailed privately to these individuals.

73,
Krassy

K1LZ
 
N4TZ/9   SOAB LP   1,135,7522008-10-28 09:18:59
Murphy made several visits to the shack this year. Three
separate fixes were needed; a high swr on the right radio
was found to be caused by a band data plug having pulled
out of the DX Doubler rear panel, probably caused by
pulling and shaking the audio cables to diagnose a problem
with the vox spuriosly keying on both radios. That problem
was traced several hours later to a bad 9v battery connection
on a mike preamp. The third problem to be found was that
the frequency data from one of the radios was not being
decoded by the logging computer, after working FB the first
24 hours. An hour of rebooting everything several times
and checking all connectors resulted in things back to
normal.

Normal in this context means very little success running
stations, a total of 36 stations responded to CQs during
the contest period. Ten meters was even worse than last
year, with only one short interval when I heard 4 PYs
for my only 10m QSOs. I CQed for nearly an hour after
that on 10m while S&Ping on 15 & 20; I never got a
response to those CQs.

We had some high winds through here Sunday afternoon,
bringing down a 50 foot high tree in the front yard.
The winds made it impossible to rotate the lower 20m
yagi on the TIC ring to SA so I gave the prop pitch
on the top 20 a good workout chasing multipliers.

My total score was almost identical with last years;
slight increases in each of the lowest 5 bands offset
the near total loss of 10m at the QTH. From my view,
the CW weekend can only be better propagation wise.
 
UU7J   M/S HP   8,194,7432008-10-28 09:19:38
We have 10 years Anniversary of UU7J this year, so we decided to work at the
same category as 10 years ago.
Thanks to KH6LC for the remarkable long path QSO on 80m sunday morning.
Congrats to 9A1P with their fantastic score this year. Awaiting nice opennings
to US on high bands next 10 years ))).

http://www.uu7j.com
 
DJ5MW   SOAB(A) HP   3,497,2522008-10-28 09:29:21
long live CW!

73 de Manfred, DJ5MW
 
JH3PRR   SOAB(A) HP   684,4802008-10-28 09:30:42
Parttime and S&P ONLY. I continue to experiment S&P only participation.
QRM on 75m in EU seemed quite heavy as the very strong stations with S9
often could not copy my 1kW + 4SQ calling. Well, they pick up "ending
Radio Radio" but could not copy my full callsign. It is very hard for me
to earn another few dB as I already use 4SQ. May be I should add
another hundreds of radials;-( No way! Any idea?
 
DL4LAM   SOAB(A) HP   386,2422008-10-28 09:37:12
new antenna for 20-10 m performed very well
10 m was very poor
80-40 m antennas have to be improved
we had a lot of fun
 
VC6R(@VE6SV)   M/S HP   3,222,0002008-10-28 09:40:39
The VC6R team had a great time. The first 24 hours with the very quiet magnetic
field produced some outstanding low band propagation for us. Sunday morning we
experienced a loss of prop due to the earth’s magnetic field becoming more
active.

Saturday we had local winds reaching 100KM/hr that made us very nervous in
turning yagis and we had some damage that we repaired on the go.Our deep
“over the pole” openings were very much down this year. The 10M band
showed us no life at all.

The 40M band continues to frustrate us as we seem to receive European signals
S9 plus a lot. Yet they continue to CQ us in our face. Maybe in April 2009 with
Europe having access to 7100 – 7200 will help them hear us!

73, VC6R Team
www.ve6sv.com
 
G3TXF   SOSB/20 HP   184,4162008-10-28 10:16:47
Part-time single band entry on 20m.

Operated on 20m for most of Saturday, but an intermittent problem on the
antenna resulted operations being curtailed on the Sunday.

The huge number of DVKs, over-run linears and the often associated
spectrum-consuming splatter can, at times, make operating SSB a truly painful
experience on the ears!

Nonetheless it's still a fun contest.

73 - Nigel G3TXF
 
GZØF(GM4AFF)   SOAB HP   1,254,9172008-10-28 10:17:00
This was a real struggle from start to finish! Shetland experienced the highest
wind speeds of the year on Saturday night (93 mph) and I never did get the main
mast and tribander up in the air. But thank goodness, because it would have
fallen down in those winds! Propagation from 60deg North is always poor and
this weekend was no exception - 10m never opened, and 15m was wierd with
signals coming and going all the time. I sometimes felt like a distant voice in
the wilderness with a trapped vertical and my trusty HF2V. It was impossible to
get a run going on any band and to add to everthing else the power failed on
Saturday for 10 hours! And the trip home on the ferry was pretty exciting too.
But would I go back? - yes indeed! I really enjoyed myself in spite of
everything. Thanks for all the QSOs - it was a real thrill to give a lot of old
friends the GZ mult.
73
Stewart
GM4AFF
 
CV5D   M/2 HP   2,615,0042008-10-28 10:25:40
QSL via CX2ABC

rgsur@adinet.com.uy
museo@adinet.com.uy
Visit on http://www.radiogruposur.com/

73´s and thanks for contacts

Dan CX9AU
 
TM6M(@F6KHM)   M/S HP   11,418,4892008-10-28 11:01:25
We are the first surprised by this score! All the work done on antennas since 1
year pay a lot: new 15m and 10m monobander beams and a Vertical for 160m, built
one week before the contest using junk material, and of course our new receiving
system! Thanks very much to the operators and to the friends who help to improve
the station (Oui-oui, DD and others!!)
Congrats to all the team which make the competition level so high. See you
during the CW event.
160: 25m top loaded vertical with radials
80: Full size sloper on the main tower
40: 2 el DXBEAM@30m (www.dxbeam.com)
20: 6 el DXBEAM@26m (www.dxbeam.com)
15: 6 el DXBEAM@18m (www.dxbeam.com)
10: 5 el home made@14m
1 KT36xa@12m
4 bevs with preamp (200m coaxial cable for each rx antenna)
1 K9AY to SA
1 explorer Hygain
Win-test powered of course!!!

73's TM6M team
 
RU6LA   SOSB(A)/160 HP   79,6002008-10-28 11:05:27
TS-850AT + PA + 1/2 Slopers (TX) + Beverages (RX)

1-st night: only 2 QSOs from NA/CA/SA - VY2ZM (S6 ~3z) and W3LPL (S4 ~0540z !)
- Sunrise in my QTH abt 4z !
2-nd night: not CA/SA's QSOs, 13 NA's (Ws and VEs) from 2230z till 2z (only
VE1ZZ at 2038z !!)
3-rd night: NA/CA/SA's only from 2320z till 0z (LU2DKT, VP2EC, 9 Ws)

QSOs %
EU 531 84.2
AS 63 10.0
AF 9 1.4
NA 26 4.1
OC 1 0.2
SA 1 0.2

>=10 QSOs from country:
DL 66
UR 46
I 37
UA_Eu 35 0 points
UA9/0 32
SP 31
OK 26
K 21
OH 21
YO 18
G 16
EA 16
S5 14
SV 14
PA 12
OM 11
SM 11
YU 11
HA 10
LY 10

73! Ed RU6LA ed gaw dx.ru (gaw=at in rus ;-)
 
OL3Z(@OK1KZE)   M/S HP   5,581,1002008-10-28 11:18:46
Thanks all for contacts and see you in the CW part.
 
E71A(EX.T99W)   SOSB/20 HP   944,6402008-10-28 11:35:00
Setup: TS-850 + 1300 W out.
Ant. 4el - 30m UP, vertical 2m UP
Location mounth near Sarajevo ASL 1300m.
-----------------------------------------
Funny statistics from cluster's:

E71A-@ 1417600.0 E71A

E71A-@ 1417600.0 E71A veri strong signal

E71A-@ 1421300.0 E71A 2048 25 Oct

E71A-@ 14130.0 E71A qrz.com 1956 25 Oct


Hello JOKER, for me thath's not funny at all!
------------------------------------------------------

TNX to everybody for the QSO see you on the next contest.

Emil- E71A (ex. YU4WRS, YU4CC, T99W, E71AA)
 
N1LN   M/2 HP   3,891,1442008-10-28 11:45:21
The contest weekend that almost wasn’t!

The building of the team for CQWW-SSB started immediately after NAQP SSB in
August. The K3s were turned off and the planning was started. However, the
road from August to late October we found to be filled with unexpected
obstacles. Although obstacles, and perhaps bad news at the time, we consider
ourselves very fortunate that the end results are mostly positive. The
initial team would include Kaz (W4KAZ), Jay (NT4D), Rob (KA1ARB), Laurie
(N1YXU), and me – Bruce (N1LN).

In mid-September Jay went to the Dr. for a routine checkup. In mid-October
Jay had bypass surgery. We are all VERY happy to report that Jay’s surgery
was successful and he is now back home and recovering. He might even be
feeling good enough to spend a few hours on the air for ARRL SS. Rob’s
time availability for the weekend decreased to Friday night only due to work
commitments. Remember, this is a hobby and work buys us these radio toys!!
Then on Oct 16th , while on my way home from work, I had an ALMOST head-on
collision. The fortunate part here was that my injuries are minor (broken
bones) and it was NOT my fault. The impact to our team was that my left hand
is broken and, due to the cast, I can’t type fast enough to efficiently
operate. My right knee cap is also fractured, but I don’t need my knee to
type or talk. So, I changed the schedule so I had mostly the slower overnight
time slots. Fortunately I had been adding to our initial team as 5 ops would
not have been enough for a M2 entry anyway. The other team members really
helped fill in the open time slots.

The team:

Kaz - W4KAZ
Nate - N4YDU
Wes - K4WES
Rob - KB1ARB
Barry - K4CZ
Jeanne - KI4ZWQ
Jordan - KI4GUO
Steve - KZ1X
Mike - N4GU
Gary – W8IVF
Laurie – N1YXU
Bruce – N1LN

The contest started and we were off! Well, we were off until about 09:00UTC
on Saturday when one of my K3s developed a problem. Steve (KZ1X) and I spent
about 2 hours trying to diagnose and fix the ailing K3 but to no avail. So,
thanks to Steve’s two good hands, we swapped out the K3 and put in the backup
FT1000-MP. That step was not as easy as it sounds as I had changed the
connectors on a few of the cables for the K3. So, off to the work bench for
Steve while I used my only functional hand to continue with the swap. We
missed most of the morning gray line on Saturday, but by 11:03 UTC we were back
on the air. The rest of the weekend went well with no other major incidents.

The runs that were hoping for were not there, but we did have a great 15 meter
Europe opening from 12:00 – 14:00 UTC on Sunday. My wife – N1YXU –
enjoyed the highest two hour rates of the weekend! We are all anxiously
awaiting the sun spots for the same level of action on 10 meters. Also the K3
was new to most of the ops so this gave everyone some additional contest K3
training.

Congrats to the other M2 teams. This is still my favorite entry classification
and we will be back.

The team is currently being put together for CQWW-CW. With a bit of luck we
won’t have the same opportunities as we did for SSB. I will still have my
cast on my left hand – so my rates will suffer. Every team needs a mascot
– that will be my job !

73,
Bruce – N1LN
 
M4A(@G6UW)   M/S HP   4,246,5322008-10-28 12:25:47
A very successful contest for a large team of operators of various experience
levels from the Cambridge University Wireless Society. For once this year, we
had no major problems and even the weather was kinder than in previous years.
A pity that 15m wasn't anywhere near as good as last year. Thanks for all the
QSOs.
Full write-up: http://www.domsmith.co.uk/amateur-radio/contests/2008/cqwwssb/
 
LS1D(@LW9EOC)   M/S HP   3,686,0002008-10-28 12:40:50
Thanks to all who called to this team.

This team will be again in Nov on CQ WW CW!

CU to all.

73 from LS1D ( Ops: LW9EOC,LU3CT )
 
VE7XF   SOAB HP   182,8342008-10-28 13:43:00
A casual operation between other chores. 100% S&P.
40m & 80m antennas tuned for CW section.
Still excruciating QRN from neighbour's electronic appliances :-((
FT-1000mp, Acom 1000.
K3 unuseable due to output problem.

Ralph, VE7XF
 
N4KG   SOAB(A) HP   942,0962008-10-28 13:56:56
Rough Start, Strong Finish

This contest was NOT FUN for a number of reasons. Excuses:

Wide Bandwidth and Antenna Tuners are NOT very compatible.
Had to retune tuners often (VFO B =VFO A, move VFO, switch to CW, tune,
reverse)
Electrical Noise from multiple sources sprung up AFTER checking lines Thurs.
80M High Dipole still Down (support rope broke after too many years of svc)
Monobanders broken, damaged, or can't rotate, all due to Tree Growth
Hacking Cough from Fall Allergies and post-nasal drip.
Slept 7 hours Friday night (0700Z to 1400Z) missing SR openings
Watched Political Talk Shows Sunday Morning missing Eastern EU opening on 15M
Only 26 Hours of Air Time

160M EU too weak to copy without Beverage (NE Bev DEAD ???)
80M conditions to Eu marginal, especially using single GP.
Too much retuning required, especially when DX below 3.7 QSX above 3.8
40M 2L40 worked well but had to tune Tuner for Low, Mid, and High regions of
band
20M Very surprised and pleased to work BV, BY, VR2, YB, 9M8 using 2L20 fixed
NW
Director broke off Telrex 3L20 and nearby tree is 5 ft higher than beam
now
15M DEAD to EU Saturday. Nice openings Sunday to EU and Pacific.
10M Only station heard all weekend was HC8A for my only 6 Bander.

5 Bands = 15 stations in NA,SA,AF
4 Bands = 15 stations in NA, SA, EU, AF
3 Bands = 45 stations in all continents except Asia

Radio Icom 746 PRO, B&W PT2500 Amp

Antennas
160M Inverted L with apex in tree at 80'
80M Elevated GP to EU, Pacific, Inverted Vee to SA/Carib
40M 2L40 at 95', Dipole fixed JA/SA at 90'
20M 2L20 at 75' fixed NW, TH7 at 40', TH6 at 40' fixed SE
15M TH7 at 40', 2L40 used to work some Carib/Central Am./SA
10M TH6 at 40' fixed SE

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
KR2Q   SOAB QRP   471,8002008-10-28 14:23:20
Fun contest, but 50% of the QSO's were real work. Took the week off to rest up,
but ended up doing some tower/antenna work on Thursday, which I totally over-did
and was subsequently really, really, really tired. Old, fat, and out of shape
are not a winning combination. Have to fix that...one of these years.

Started the contest, made about a dozen Q's and collapsed. Went to bed and
slept soundly all night. Next QSO at 1311z on Saturday (yikes)on 15. Band was
already real hot. Oh Well. Had 4 hours off time on Sunday.

Despite "bottom of the cycle," I still managed to work a total of 98 DXCC
(combined from all bands)...all with QRP and on (ugh) phone. Looking at my
breakdown, I simply have to do something about the low bands (like put up a
real antenna). Hopefully, for CW.

I called CQ once...and was answered by G3TXF (thanks!). Everything else was
S+P.

Some really loud guys CQ'ed in my face while others who were weak here heard me
after a couple of calls. 5B4AII got my complete call on a single call...on 40m.
Impressive.

Ran into lots of good friends. Especially happy to say hello and "chat" with
Willy (from the old UK9AAN days). Can't believe these two old dogs are still
at it. :-)

CU in SS and then WW CW.

de Doug KR2Q
 
N4LZ   SOAB(A) HP   36,1122008-10-28 14:34:08
Had Fun!!!
 
NE1B   SOAB HP   415,3782008-10-28 14:39:03
Enjoyed this contest despite limited time with multiple home projects this
weekend. Conditions on 15 and 10m. on Sunday were better than expected.
 
K3OO(@K3OOOOO)   SOAB(A) HP   1,294,3712008-10-28 17:13:00
S&P DX weekend. I tried to stay away from 20. Never did call a single CQ on 20
meters.
Very big qsb swings on 15m both days.
10m had a mini run to PY/LU with some fair signals on Sunday.
I just compared the wwv files from 2007 wwssb weekend vs. this year.
Interesting sfi ranged 67-68 both years. 2007 had A= 9-14, K=1-4. This year
A=0-3 , K=0-1. Last years conditions seemed better.
Think we should have a couple spots to play with by next years WW.
73,
Rick K3OO
 
CT1ENQ   SOAB LP   189,9802008-10-28 17:14:52
My third CQ WW. The goals were to have an improved or similar score as last
year. The station is exactly the same, i also got home tired from a busy week
(new job) as last year. Seems that the only different thing was the propagation
:)

Basically, i had the exact same number of Qs on 20m, made more 16 Qs on 15 and
less 44 Qs on 10m. On the lower bands, more 48 Qs on 80m and less 39 Qs on 40m.
(Comparing with the final results from 2007)

Indeed, 10 meters opened briefly saturday late morning, 15 opened both days but
saturday, mostly central and eastern europe while sunday was mostly central and
south america. 40 and 20m were like a sardine can. Was virtually impossible to
have a few kHz free. What a mess, stations on the same frequency, huge
splatter, etc. Even with wider 40m the scene did not change on this band. I´m
amazed by the low number of Qs on this band. Note, i DID try.

On the other hand, 80m was not that bad.

Many stations were 59+ but i just didnt get trought.
Did miss A61, 7Z1, ET3, AY4, 6Y1, CX7 and many north american calls, mostly on
15 and 20.

Funniest moment was answering UA9CLB CQ on 15m and he replied with "CT1ENQ
frequency is in use", and i replied with "I'm calling you..." :)

I think i made more 3 pointers this year than last year.
Anyway, the claimed score last year was higher and also on Q numbers.

2007: 557 Qs > 220k points (claimed)
2007: 537 Qs 187,565 points (final)
2008: 538 Qs 189,980 points (claimed) (- 9 countries | - 2 zones | more pts)

At least i beat the final score from 2007 but must see if i reduced the number
of NIL Qs.

Not bad for 100W and a "wire does all bands" antenna!

Radio: Icom 706 MKIIG (w/ 1.9kHz SSB Filter)
Antenna: Off center feed home made dipole with manual MFJ 971 AT
Power: ~100W
Logger: N1MM
TimeOn: ~22h

Thanks all for the Qs.
See you guys on the CW part.

73 de ct1enq
 
GM7V(GM4YXI)   SOAB HP   4,259,6002008-10-28 17:17:37
Great contest despite the poor conditions on 15 and absent conditions on 10!

Highs
40m!, usually this is a 'low'!!
KH7B and KL7s calling in on 40m Sat am
Actually running NA on 40m
Asian and VK mults calling in on Sunday pm on 40m
20m runs to NA both days
VP2EC calling late on Sunday evening on 160m

Lows
The weather
Wind crocked beverages, 160m dipole, C3 yagi
10m
15m
Recorded messages in voice keyers and so on that sound nothing like the
operator

Never going to be a winning score but so much fun........

Best wishes,

Keith GM4YXI (GM7V)
 
KC1XX   M/M HP   13,098,3302008-10-28 19:02:55
Congratulations to the W3LPL and K3LR teams for impressive scores! Strong work,
guys!

We welcomed Rich K2WR to the station for the first time and appreciate him
making the trip up to NH this weekend.

We never really got much going on 15 on Saturday morning. Rates were down on
20 as well. Things seemed to return to normal on Sunday. We had a pretty good
rain and wind storm blow through Saturday night/Sunday morning, but managed to
get through it with only minor damage to one of the 80 Meter Delta Loops.

We say this every time, but it's because we really mean it: we really
appreciate all that Christine, Sabrina, Cassandra, and Anika, do and for
letting us drop in for the weekend to play this game at a very special station.
They are fantastic hostesses and are a huge part of what makes contesting on
Hurricane Hill so much fun. You gals are the best!

BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES
160 287 417 1.45 18 71 KA1R
80 1033 2866 2.77 27 112 W1FV
40 1081 2973 2.75 30 121 K1EA,K1GQ,WA1Z
20 2554 7009 2.74 38 154 WC1M,K2WR,WA1Z
15 1297 3589 2.77 30 134 KC1XX,N1KWF,WA1Z
10 149 268 1.80 8 22 N1KWF, et al.
---------------------------------------------------
Totals 6401 17122 2.67 151 614 => 13,098,330

BREAKDOWN QSO/mults KC1XX CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 17/17 67/37 25/19 68/26 16/13 2/4 195/116 195/116
1 15/7 68/16 15/9 33/6 2/0 . 133/38 328/154
2 23/7 54/16 51/38 9/1 . . 137/62 465/216
3 22/5 43/13 42/13 3/0 . . 110/31 575/247
4 16/6 56/12 36/9 . . . 108/27 683/274
5 15/7 68/9 21/5 . . . 104/21 787/295
6 16/6 45/9 15/7 . . . 76/22 863/317
7 8/4 25/2 18/6 . . . 51/12 914/329
8 6/0 20/5 7/2 1/1 ..... ..... 34/8 948/337
9 10/0 7/1 34/4 18/14 . . 69/19 1017/356
10 13/0 11/2 12/4 120/28 19/19 . 175/53 1192/409
11 7/2 5/4 10/4 145/14 63/21 . 230/45 1422/454
12 1/0 1/0 5/2 118/9 87/19 7/0 219/30 1641/484
13 . 6/0 4/0 111/4 78/21 6/0 205/25 1846/509
14 . 4/0 9/0 82/8 77/17 8/2 180/27 2026/536
15 . 2/0 5/0 93/5 57/9 10/0 167/14 2193/550
16 ..... 2/0 6/0 135/4 35/7 3/0 181/11 2374/561
17 . . 9/0 82/14 36/5 . 127/19 2501/580
18 . 5/0 . 61/10 35/5 . 101/15 2602/595
19 . 8/0 . 55/9 30/3 2/3 95/15 2697/610
20 . 4/0 8/0 65/5 26/3 . 103/8 2800/618
21 3/3 42/2 97/2 62/3 18/1 9/4 231/15 3031/633
22 9/2 42/0 47/6 46/3 8/1 7/0 159/12 3190/645
23 8/1 52/1 69/3 7/0 . . 136/5 3326/650
0 14/3 51/2 29/1 ..... ..... ..... 94/6 3420/656
1 7/1 28/0 17/1 . . . 52/2 3472/658
2 4/3 27/1 10/0 . . . 41/4 3513/662
3 5/2 21/0 10/1 . . . 36/3 3549/665
4 4/3 19/0 12/0 . . . 35/3 3584/668
5 8/2 33/1 45/0 . . . 86/3 3670/671
6 14/2 54/1 7/0 . . . 75/3 3745/674
7 1/0 40/0 99/4 . . . 140/4 3885/678
8 7/0 30/1 94/2 ..... ..... ..... 131/3 4016/681
9 5/3 6/1 28/0 1/0 . . 40/4 4056/685
10 14/0 11/0 34/0 49/1 2/0 . 110/1 4166/686
11 8/2 4/2 3/2 181/4 46/6 . 242/16 4408/702
12 1/0 1/0 2/0 161/1 127/2 2/0 294/3 4702/705
13 . . . 130/2 168/2 2/0 300/4 5002/709
14 . . 6/0 93/3 97/3 2/0 198/6 5200/715
15 . . 2/0 106/2 62/1 2/0 172/3 5372/718
16 ..... 6/0 13/0 124/0 89/0 24/1 256/1 5628/719
17 . 6/0 9/0 117/1 33/2 12/0 177/3 5805/722
18 . 4/0 5/0 83/3 27/2 29/7 148/12 5953/734
19 . . . 48/5 22/1 18/7 88/13 6041/747
20 . 2/0 4/0 37/0 15/0 3/2 61/2 6102/749
21 1/0 21/0 9/2 49/3 20/1 1/0 101/6 6203/755
22 2/1 13/0 37/2 36/3 1/0 . 89/6 6292/761
23 3/0 19/1 61/3 25/0 1/0 . 109/4 6401/765
DAY1 189/67 637/129 545/133 1314/164 587/144 54/13 ..... 3326/650
DAY2 98/22 396/10 536/18 1240/28 710/20 95/17 . 3075/115
TOT 287/89 1033/139 1081/151 2554/192 1297/164 149/30 . 6401/765



QSO Counts By Band-Country

KC1XX CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi 26 Oct 2008 2359z

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10


3B8 1 1

3DA 1 1 2

3V 1 1 1 1 3

4J 1

4L 1 1 1 1

4O 1 1 1 1

4X 1 4 8 11

5B 5 3 4 4

5H 1

5R 1

5Z 1 1

6W 1 2 2 2 2

6Y 1 1 1 1 1

8P 1 1 1 2 1 1

9A 1 9 13 17 26

9H 1 1

9J 1

9K 1 1 1 1

9L 1 1

9M6 1

9Y 1 3

A4 2

A6 1

A7 1 1 1 1

A9 1

BV 1

BY 2

C6 1 1 1 1 1

CE 3 4 11 6

CM 1 1 1 1 1

CN 2 1 1 4 3

CP 1 1

CT 2 6 12 19 14

CT3 2 3 4 7 2

CU 1 4 1 3 3

CX 3 8 12 7

D4 1 1 1 1 1

DL 1 141 137 314 113

DU 1

E7 6 5 9 7

EA 4 45 79 98 98

EA6 2 5 7 6

EA8 1 4 11 8 8

EA9 2 2 3 1

EI 1 10 10 18 6

EK 1 1 1

ER 3 2 4 2

ES 1 5 2 8

ET 1

EU 3 9 4

EX 2

F 6 47 17 105 62

FG 3 1 1

FJ 1 1

FM 1 2 1 3 5 1

FR 2

FS 1 1 1 1 1

FY 1 1 1 2 1 1

G 8 92 95 189 31

GD 1 2 3 1

GI 1 6 5 12 2

GJ 1 1 1 1 2

GM 5 14 11 42 14

GM/s 1 1 1

GU 2 1 1

GW 2 10 13 21 5

HA 1 5 6 19 22

HB 13 15 24 21

HB0 1 1 1 1

HC 2 2 5 3

HC8 2 1 1 1 1 1

HI 1 1 1 2 2

HK 1 3 5 6 6 1

HP 1 1 3

HR 1 3 3 4 5

HS 6

HZ 1 1

I 1 58 109 151 160

IG9 1 2 1 1

IS 1 2 5 3

IT9 1 7 8 13 16

J2 1 2

J3 1 2 2 1

J8 1 1 1 1

JA 2 5 127

JW 1 1

JY 1

K 121 30 47 171 62 57

KH0 1

KH2 2 1 1

KH6 2 5 7 4 10

KL 1 1 1 12 4

KP2 2 2 1 4 4 1

KP4 2 3 5 6 6 2

LA 2 13 6 20 2

LU 3 9 16 48 31

LX 1 2 4 2 1

LY 1 8 6 19 5

LZ 9 5 18 16

OA 1 1 5 2

OD 1

OE 1 6 11 25 12

OH 1 13 7 48 4

OH0 1 1 1

OK 1 32 21 56 24

OM 1 9 8 18 8

ON 2 21 19 37 13

OX 1 1

OY 2 1

OZ 1 14 11 23

P4 1 1 1 2 2

PA 2 22 32 99 9

PJ2 2 2 3 3 2 2

PJ7 1

PY 1 18 35 58 31

PZ 1 1 2 1 1

S5 1 17 22 30 28

SM 21 3 41 1

SP 3 30 31 76 30

ST 1 1

SU 1 1 1

SV 6 2 2 11

SV5 1 1 1 2

SV9 1 1 4 2

T32 1 1 1

T33 2

T8 1

TA 1 2 3

TF 1 1 3 3

TG 1 1

TI 1 3 2 5 4

TJ 1

TK 1 1 1 2 1

TR 1

UA 1 41 14 161 27

UA2 1 2 1 5 1

UA9 1 2 43

UN 9

UR 2 19 15 72 33

V2 1 1 1 1 1 1

V3 1 2 2

V4 1 2 2 2 1 1

V5 1 1

VE 70 113 96 71 57 2

VK 15 8 4 4

VK9W 1 1

VP2E 1 1 1 2 1

VP2V 1 1 1 2 2 1

VP5 1 2 2 3 2

VP9 1 1 1 1

VR 1

VU 7 1

VU7 1 1

XE 2 3 3 9 11

XW 1

YB 1

YI 1

YL 1 6 3 13 2

YN 1 1 1 1 1

YO 9 11 25 30

YU 13 15 29 16

YV 1 1 4 2 7 2

Z3 4 3 1

ZF 1 1 2

ZK2 1

ZL 1 4 3 2 7

ZP 1 1 3

ZS 1 1 14 12
 
N6TJ(@W6RJ)   SOAB HP   2,211,5682008-10-28 19:02:56
An absolute delight to visit with my old friend W6RJ and to visit his most
spectacular 1300 acre, 3300 ft high, mountain top in the SF Bay Area. What an
impressive station, but of equal importance as operating the contest, for me,
was just to spend 5 days with Bob, to remember our 45 years of friendship and
to marvel at his remarkable recovery from the most debilitating of illnesses.

And, to say the least, it was "interesting" to put my N6TJ call on in a major
contest. Probably the first time in 25 years.

Antennas, as I best recall: 160 four-square

80 3-el @ 175 ft

40 4-el

20 6 over 6

15/10 stacked C-49XR tri-banders


In retrospect, I could have done some critical things smarter and better - but
zero regrets.

Thanks Bob, for your hospitality, and to George K6SV and Pete W6OOL for your
kind efforts to get the station ready.

73,

Jim Neiger N6TJ
 
6Y1V   M/2 HP   15,081,1392008-10-28 19:56:22
Another fun contest was had by all at 6Y1V.

Once again, a young ham, Francesco Cozzi, IZ7KHR was sponsored for an all
expense paid trip to 6Y1V. Francesco, having no experience with large pileups,
sophisticated equipment and participating in a team environment was a class act
and held is own during each shift. Congratulations Francesco. We hope to see
your name in many future contest groups! The ARI should be proud!

Thanks to Dave, G3NKC, Martin, G4XUM and Dave, G4BUO for making the trip from
the UK to participate at 6Y1V. These gentlemen, from MD4K and M6T are excellent
contesters!

Returning from Argentina was last years YHCP winner, Manu, LU9ESD. Once again,
Manu was an integral team member both on and off the air. Manu was eager to
climb the 40 meter tower to make necessary repairs.

Following yet another Hurricane, 6Y1V was plagued with unforeseen antenna
problems that required repair. The top MonstIR yagi was more than 100 degrees
out of alignment, the 160 meter slopers all failed and the rotating tower had
once again dropped its chain and required alignment. In addition, the 80 meter
four square was not functioning upon arrival.

Our team wasted no time making necessary repairs. The first order of business
was the 160 meter slopers which we repaired in short order by experienced low
band contesters, G3NKC and G4XUM. Once completed and tested, the quickly moved
on to tackle the 80 meter four square issues that were caused from the local
goats chewing on the cables on the ground.

Once Manu arrived, we were able to make the necessary alignment on the 140’
MonstIR yagi which required multiple trips up the tower. Safety was our utmost
concern and Manu was required to climb slowly, using a three point climb
system, then securing himself with two lanyards when working.

The rotating tower system was problematic even after a link was removed from
the chain and replaced on the sprockets. The calibration process failed with an
over travel message that could not be resolved and we eventually decided to
place the system in debug mode and turn the tower using the “30 degrees of
rotation per 5 second” rule. Astonishingly, it worked quite well and even
after dark we were able to accurately point the razor sharp stacks into the
Pacific and Asia and work more multipliers than previous years.

In addition to the rotating tower problems, we couldn’t get the controllers
for the MonstIR’s yagis to synchronize as a single unit and each had to be
positioned manually when changing directions.

Fortunately, all of the electronics in the shack proved to be in excellent
working order, although one of the IC-7800 screens didn’t light up on first
boot giving us a short scare. It came up on a second start and worked perfectly
thereafter.

We secured a new WiFi Internet service which after several failures during the
pre contest week, provided to be quite reliable during the contest.

Despite all of the pre-contest issues, and not having power for 7 hours on the
morning of the contest, we managed to pull everything together and put forth a
formidable effort, hopefully good for at least 1st place M2 North America.

Congratulations to AO8A (with my manager Kari OH3RB guest op) on their fabulous
performance. I would also like to extend my condolences to the PJ2T and PJ4E
teams whom were plagued with issues preventing them from posting their normally
high scores. We wish you guys better luck in CQWW CW.

Thanks you to all who are in our logs as without you wading through the muck of
the pileups we would never have had so much fun.

Highlights for me? Making another young hams dream come true; for the second
year in a row, bringing back the previous year’s winner; making new friends
with experienced foreign contesters; breaking huge US pileups on stations in
Asia (I am the mult-guy, although G3NKC caught me making an unusual run on 160
and named me the new low-band guy…Yuck, I hate static!); taking a few seconds
to say hello to friends during the contest.

Winning a multi-op effort from 6Y1V with a 1 point deficit for US contacts is
nearly impossible, however, we sure have a blast trying! See you all in CQWW
CW next month.

David ~ KY1V
 
HI3CCP   SOSB/20 LP   385,8602008-10-28 20:54:33
tx all station contact to me....TX MY FRIEND EDWIN *HI3K* USE MY STATION LOMA
DEL TORO 15 METERS...
 
VE7ABC   SOAB(A) LP   92,6642008-10-28 22:07:30
I had planned on doing a lot more operating,but unforeseen circumstances limited
the hours I got on the air. Both 40 and 80 meters were useless to me. On both
Friday and Saturday nights (up until about 11PM local), unless the signal was
20+ over S9, nothing was heard except QRN. Good openings at times were found on
20 and 15. Fifteen was very quiet,and signals were easy to work, even with
little or no signal, but most contacts were limited to the U.S., Mexico, and
the Caribbean. Twenty was a mixed bag, with Europe, Africa, etc. at times.
All in all, a good time and I bet last years score, which was my main
objective.
Thanks to all who worked this little pistol in VE7 land.
73..de..Graham VE7ABC
 
9A5W   SOSB/15 HP   761,8292008-10-28 22:38:02
Nice opennings to JAs and USA/VE
 
9M8Z   SOAB HP   5,389,6482008-10-28 22:57:15
This year marks my 30th anniversary of first submitting a CQWW entry (EP2SL,
1978) and it is my highest-scoring CQWW single-op entry ever. Once again, CQWW
makes its own propagation: terrific conditions, especially on 15m - completely
unexpected at this stage of the solar cycle. I'm aware I missed a lot of
multipliers, but that was because I was running most of the time - and I still
managed to get my usual sleep in! Maybe next time I'll do more S&P, though, or
take the easy option and go Assisted. Best rate was the first hour, at 251 for
the clock hour.

Almost every QSO on 80m (and the two on 160m) were a struggle: in this part of
the world we envy those ops in EU or NA who can make hundreds of QSOs and pick
up so many mults on those bands with ease! But on the other hand it looks like
I had much better propagation on 15m than those at higher latitudes.

Like everyone, I'm looking forward to 10m opening up again: we got a taste of
it this year with some S9+ signals from OH and UA4, but no other Europeans
heard at all.

Rig: FT-1000MP, Commander amp, to Optibeam OB17-4 at 72ft (40m 3-ele, 20m/15m
4-ele, 10m 6-ele), 80/160m B&W sloping dipole at 70ft to 30ft.

Great fun as always.
73, Steve, 9M8Z / 9M6DXX / G4JVG.
 
AM3SSB   M/2 HP   7,969,3962008-10-29 00:48:25
Our first entry as a M/2.
Great conditions with USA with 10m close as have been pointed for other
stations.

Lot of fun during the contest, good weather (not the same only 200km south in
EA5 land) but at the same time tracking the conditions in the other bands,
looking for mults, etc... a really contest weekend.

Thanks everybody to spot and/or call us.

AM3SSB Team.
 
DL4YAO   SOAB(A) HP   128,9402008-10-29 01:48:17
K2, 8877 Amp
2 Ele Yagi
40m SLoper
80m T-ANtenna

Great sings from K7RL, W7WA, K7RI, NK7U, W7VJ on 20m SAT afternoon.
Equal or at least close the the east coast stations.

A few EU and middle east QSOs on 10, 15m open to the far east and
Zone 4. LU/PY strong as every year ;)

N4PN loud++ on 40m.

Some nice mults on the low bands, like D4, BY, A7 and many Zone 8/9.

73, Chris DL4YAO
 
EA7RM   SOSB/20 LP   287,7162008-10-29 01:53:43
73s, Nino
EA7RM
 
AM1C(EA1NT)   SOSB/40 HP   62,3842008-10-29 02:29:00
Shit happens. No internet, no cluster and the TS-950SDX dead at 08:00 hours of
sunday. Seee you at CW-WW-DX-160.

Luis,EA1NT
 
ON3TO   SOSB/40 QRP   4,8792008-10-29 02:41:44
Station setup.
FT-817 output 5 watts
1/4 wave vertical

My third CQ WW. The goals this year were to be on 40 and have some experience
with the crowed band, and be sure I did!
Enjoyed the contest and see you back next year!
 
UA9UHN   SOSB/80 QRP   3,3322008-10-29 02:55:37
FT-817, 2el Delta Loop 60 m.h.
 
OQ4B(ON4BHQ)   SOAB(A) HP   428,8562008-10-29 03:02:56
Did only S&P. As I have a very restricted space station, it is impossible to RUN
in this major contest. Or you are very soon pushed away, or you miss a lot of
QSO's cause of the QRM and weak RX with small antennas.

First time I had no industrial QRM on 40 and 80 m from a nearby factory,
because due to the economical crisis this factory stopped production. So I
wanted to chase some DXCC on 40 m especially. Managed to get 70 DXCC with nice
overseas DX! But this takes time and costs lots of points. One has to make a
choice!

20 m was overloaded with loud and splattering signals, hardly workable. It
seems a lot of stations go far over legal limit power and set mic gain and
speechprocessor controls fully clockwise.
Again also lots of "QRZ" stations on the band. So if you do S&P, sometimes you
are stucked on one frequency to hear the stations callsign after about 10
minutes... and to realize then you worked the guy before... very frustrating!
Anyhow, I had a lot of fun and have even a better score then last year.

Gear didn't fail this time, last year the amp broke after 30 QSO's and costed
me 2 hours to repair it.
I tested my new MFJ-998 autotuner... it was great (see my review @ eHAM).

Setup:
FT1000 MkV field, 1 KW amp with GS31B tube (HA1YA amp)
Cushcraft MA5B, Cushcraft MA8040V and homebrew G5RV @ 7m only.
N1MM logger (simply the best)
 
MØBJL   SOSB(A)/40 HP   132,7942008-10-29 03:13:54
Due to tuning issues with my phased vertical array, I ended up using a simple
Carolina Windom for the whole of the contest, under the circumstances i'm
pleased with the score which may be a new England record!

73 Shaun, M0BJL
 
K4RO   SOAB HP   240,8702008-10-29 03:19:53
Three music gigs during the weekend limited my time greatly,
but I worked everyone who heard me. While a few loud stations
CQ'ed in my face, I also received several unsolicited "FB signal"
reports from continents both east and west, so hope remains. :-)
The activity level generated by the CQWW contest is unbelievable.

If you are in NA, I hope to CU in the CW SS this weekend!

73

-Kirk K4RO
 
K4EA   SOSB/15 HP   314,6502008-10-29 04:15:56
Not to shabby for a flux of 68 and line noise S7 towards Europe and S4 towards
the pacific.

Neal, K4EA
 
S57U   SOAB LP   642,6982008-10-29 04:16:26
Only part time effort.
 
VU2PTT   SOAB HP   576,1982008-10-29 06:04:34
CQWW SSB is always used here as a prep for my real thing - CQWW CW! The plan was
to operate either SOAB HP or SOSB/20, but being a DX-er as well as to get some
S&P practice, I gave into the temptation of snagging some juicy DX on phone by
opting for SOAB HP. I finally used the GetScores.org live scorboard to motivate
me a bit - my personal competition was with YB4IR I saw was in the same category
:)

Murphy struck my amp while I was checking the station out a few hours before
the contest and it looked like a poor relay contact on the amp affecting both
TX and RX intermittently. Opened up the amp and tried to clean the contacts a
bit and it seemed to be a bit better. Went to sleep and decided I would check
again before the contest starts at 530 AM here. The amp played up during the
rest of the contest and certainly affected my score - looks like I will have to
get a new relay from Harbach Electronics.

It was a slow start with a lot of S&P but around 0500z on the first day, the
band opened up nicely on 15m. 20m heated up later in the day and some of the
state-side signals had to be heard to be believed - many of the W-stations were
heard for a long time between 1200-1900z on 20m but I certainly missed the
opening on 15m.

The usual big guns were around and it was good to say hello to friends like
Rich, K2WR @ KC1XX and Randy K5ZD whom I hope to meet soon when he visits
India. I spent some time listening to these fine ops every now and then between
some small runs and S & P and also made some recordings of K5ZD, K3LR, W3LPL and
KC1XX - all huge signals into VU. VY2JM as usual was another huge signal which
was busting my headset.

As usual in the phone part of the greatest contest, the DX bug bit, and I went
around picking up mults. But the best was when TJ3SL called in on my run
frequency for a new double mult and new entity for DXCC :) 20m was pretty
interesting with all the Caribbean and Central American mults coming out of the
ether for just a few minutes each around 19z the second day.

I missed HQ3Z, my friends at SCCC and some of the easier mults - especially
hearing two Zone 34 stations but not working either. I worked KP4KE on the long
path and another highlight on 20m was working W7WA and N6TJ long path just after
my sunrise. Nothing much to write about 10m with just 4 QSOs. Not as many JA and
BY stations this year and I think conditions were not very good on 20m - I
missed the usual morning EU runs both mornings.

Station improvements have made a difference, especially for phone, and the new
MicroHAM MicroKeyer II really helped a lot especially with the DVK and
interfacing. My station has never been so neat before, without all the wires
dangling around. Another planned improvement is the addition of a Honda 2800
generator this week, which should certainly tackle the power outages we face
here. paradoxically, for the first time this weekend, I did not have a power
outage for even a minute, a major miracle I must say.

The day before the contest, I put up a 40m Inv-Vee instead of my usual 40m
vertical wire and I might blame that for the not so good show on 40m. Will
certainly try to run both antennas for the CW part, but with the limited space
it is a toss up to have a 80m Inv-L quarter wave vertical or miss 80m
altogether by having 2x 40m antennas. If any of you remember how my signal
sounded on 40m, feedback will surely help since I know the signal was getting
out; I did work 9Y4W for a nice double mult on 40m.

Congratulations to the team of the VU2PAI M/S effort, they did a great job from
the country side with the fine antennas at VU2RCT and "-6 db below S0" noise
level as VU2PAI put it when I spoke to him after the contest. Compared to this,
my path to EU and NA had a constant S5-7 rain/electrical QRN, and only dropped
down to S2-3 noise for a few hours. I am sure many of you would have worked
VU2PAI, and their location close to the coast meant they had much better
propagation especially on 15m. I hear Sarat AU2RSB @ Nandu VU2NKS' fine station
also made a good effort on SOAB LP - I am sure the K3 (probably th eonly one in
India) and SteppIR beam at Nandu's QTH would have been serious weapons in his
arsenal.

My current station is an Icom 746PRO, Heathkit SB-200 amp, Force-12 C3S @ 60'
for 20-10m, Inv-vee at 55' for 40m, MicroHAM MicroKeyerII and N1MM Logger.

For the first time, I ran N1MMLogger in multi-op mode over a Wi-Fi network to
ensure a realtime backup log on another laptop fearing power outages which
never happened :)

To round off, I think I took it a bit easy, operated only 34 hours, was lazy to
make the right band changes and stick it out with a few more CQs on 15m which
would have had a big impact on the final score. Not mistakes which will happen
in the CW part :)

Thanks all for some great QSOs and see you all in the CW part.

73 de Prasad VU2PTT, W2PTT
 
VK6DXI   SOAB HP   809,8532008-10-29 07:14:43
Slightly better then last year, but still a long way to go.
I had two issues this year. Only on Sunday I realised that 20m was not as noisy
as I thought, once the new notebook PC power supply was off... :-(
Then I was getting much better reports on vertical dipoles then on triband
Yagi... some antenna work to be done :-)
Overall conditions are still down, but there were few short openings on 15 and
10m, which may indicate better things to come.
 
CU2X(OH2UA)   SOAB HP   11,421,1292008-10-29 07:15:38
Well what can one say after claiming the new European record at this point of
cycle with over 8000 QSO's and practically without 10M... I'm very happy! Also
I'm very proud of having a privilege to operate from such a station as CU2X.

Building the contest station in Azores has been my dream since the very early
days of my contesting career. It was year 1996 when Ville, OH2MM, had a
presentation in the contest forum of Finnish Amateur Radio Union meeting. Ville
told us about the ham radio population and selecting the optimal QTH. The final
conclusion in Ville's presentation was that you have to be in between
North-America and Europe and have some kind of multiplier value (and that's how
EA8BH/EA8EA QTH was founded).

I went home from that meeting, took World Atlas and realized how stupid those
guys were. Why they just didn't look the map? It took me only 5 minutes for
understanding that OH2BH and OH2MM went to wrong place! Why they went to Canary
Islands even tough Azores was a lot better QTH in the middle of Atlantic Ocean,
just as Ville had told us a couple of hours ago?

Well, you have to remember that I was 15 years old boy at the very beginning of
my contesting career after holding my license only for a couple of months and
not understanding anything about differences of 3 point/QSO location and 1
point places not to mention about MINIPROP analyzes or other simulations
needed. But my dream of contesting from Azores was born.

It was maybe five years later when I made my first SO contest from DX location
at OH0 and at the same time talks about finding the best QTH in Europe with
Martti, OH2BH, began. When project went on we were fortuned to have Juha,
OH8NC, with us. Juha's been always interested in projects where one can do
something that's never been done before, like Arkala Extremes in amateur
radio.

As one can see, it's been quite a long project first analyzing what part of
Europe we should be located, investigating out the possible countries in that
area and ultimately finding the local contacts and QTH. And of course finally
setting up the station. In the process several alternative location, such as
Albania and Montenegro, were investigated.

CQWW SSB 2008 was the first contest from our new QTH. Years of hard work seems
to be paying off, at least according to the results of our first attempt.
Project as large as this one could never be succeeded by individual person. All
of the time we've been doing things as a team and trying to get the most of our
personal strengthens keeping our minds that when working as team the whole is
greater than the sum of the parts.

As having a privilege of being the operator at CU2X in CQWW 2008 I want to
express my greatest thanks to the whole team of Azores – Finland Friendship
Consortium: CU2BV, CU2CE, CU2DX, OH2BH and OH8NC. Every one of you has a
special and a much appreciated role in the team. Also I want to thank the
Arcala Extremes contest group. Azorean activities are run as a part of larger
mission of Arcala Extremes.



73 & see ya on CQWW CW at CU2

Toni, OH2UA / CU2KI

More detailed information, statistics etc will be posted soon at www.cu2a.com
 
9A8AW   SOSB/40 HP   26,6602008-10-29 08:44:17
I work few hours on Sunday morning. Thanks for points :-)

73 Simon S51D (also 9A8AW)
 
RW4PL   SOSB(A)/80 HP   200,9252008-10-29 09:27:21
Missed last 7 night h..

CU CW mode
73! de RW4PL Andy.
 
K1BX   SOAB LP   1,752,2052008-10-29 10:05:22
Lost power (high wind gusts) at 11pm local Sat night, so lost second night 160,
80, 40 multipliers. I was too wired to sleep. I sat in the living room in the
pitch dark for 3 hours staring out the window...waiting. I had planned to sleep
from 2am to 6 am. I did that, and power returned while I slept. But too late for
EU on the low bands.

The new IC765PROIII died 30 mins before the test. I was still trying to revive
it at 0000. I had to put it in another room so I wouldn't have to stare at it
all weekend. I hooked up a replacement radio, but did not have time to get it
configured for true SO2R. Used the IC775 99% of the time.

Low band condx were great. Many stations called on 20 under the QRM, they may
still be calling. Kept wishing it was a CW test. Could not run on 15m.

I guess the log checking will be pivotal this year.

73, art
 
HB9ARF   SOAB LP   164,9462008-10-29 10:28:16
TS-870 ( 100 Watts )
Force 12 C-4S / Vertical Butternut HF-9VX - Short Dipole 160m from Kelemen

Not so easy for a small station in SSB. I think it will be better in CW.
Happy to have VU7 and 9M8 in the log

Hope to hear in in the CW part

73's
Phil - HB9ARF
 
DJ4AX   SOAB(A) HP   3,771,0202008-10-29 10:59:05
Poor conditions in northwest Germany, especially on 10 and 15m.
 
OM2VL(@OM8A)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   407,6642008-10-29 11:05:50
I decided to take part in the contest 30 min from the beginning of the contest.
Nice signals from the USA, and also nice pileup from JA - but I was able wkd
with only 49 JAs, because on the frq had very big QRM from other stations. On
sunday I think missed some DXCC (no cluster).
Missed zones: 1,6 (dont copy me),12,22,23,31,34,36,37,39.
Missed DXCC(dont copy me): TF,JW,XE,YN,TA1,BX6.

QSO/CONT : AF 18, AS 136, EU 1383, NA 323, OC 20, SA 11

QSO/DXCC:

1. 3V 2
2. 4J 1
3. 4L 3
4. 4O 4
5. 4X 4
6. 5B 4
7. 6W 2
8. 6Y 1
9. 7X 1
10. 8P 1
11. 9A 14
12. 9H 1
13. 9K 1
14. BY 7
15. C6 1
16. CM 1
17. CN 2
18. CT 3
19. CT3 3
20. CU 3
21. D4 1
22. DL 299
23. DU 1
24. E7 12
25. EA 36
26. EA6 1
27. EA8 3
28. EA9 3
29. EI 6
30. EK 1
31. ER 5
32. ES 8
33. EU 11
34. EX 2
35. EY 1
36. F 52
37. FM 2
38. FY 1
39. FS 1
40. G 71
41. GD 1
42. GI 4
43. GM 11
44. GM/s 1
45. GW 4
46. HA 20
47. HB 15
48. HB0 1
49. HC8 1
50. HI 1
51. HK 1
52. HL 3
53. HR 2
54. I 101
55. IS 2
56. IT9 6
57. J8 1
58. JA 49
59. K 259
60. KH2 2
61. KP2 1
62. KP4 1
63. LA 5
64. LU 1
65. LX 2
66. LY 25
67. LZ 12
68. OE 10
69. OH 23
70. OH0 1
71. OK 57
72. OM 13
73. ON 20
74. OX 1
75. OY 1
76. OZ 10
77. PA 39
78. PJ2 1
79. PY 1
80. PZ 1
81. S5 25
82. SM 16
83. SP 101
84. SV 8
85. SV5 1
86. SV9 1
87. TA 3
88. TI 2
89. TK 1
90. UA 150
91. UA2 4
92. UA9 45
93. UN 9
94. UR 85
95. V2 1
96. V4 1
97. VE 41
98. VK 6
99. VK9W 1
100. VP2E 1
101. VP2V 1
102. VP5 1
103. VR 1
104. XU 1
105. YB 3
106. YL 13
107. YN 1
108. YO 47
109. YU 19
110. YV 2
111. Z3 1
112. ZA 1
113. ZL 6
114. ZS 1

RIG: FT1000MP + OM3500 ampl
TX ant. 2el YAGI 50m up
RX ant. Beverages


Thanks for the nice contacts, 73 de Laci
 
LP1H(@LU5HM)   M/S HP   6,963,0462008-10-29 12:00:56
QSL VIA : EA5KB

73

LP1H TEAM
 
4XØV   M/2 HP   8,661,3482008-10-29 12:58:36
The conditions (and our scores) were certainly down from last year. We had great
plans for better antennas for 160 and 80 but local beaurocrasy intervened. We
had a great time with all of our 4X friends. Full details to follow.
 
OMØM(OM3CGN)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   552,9082008-10-29 13:16:24
What a contest.
I'm surprised I survived it . 40m SSB zoo separate the man from boys…..

RIG:

FT2000+ OM2500
4el OWA yagi
4 Square

Microham : Station Master+MKII


VY 73 DX
Ivan OM3CGN


P.S.
Tnx HG6N for several attempts to steal my FRQ.
He started calling CQ to my face ,without any check.
?? Kw is enough to rule the world??
 
OK1RS   SOSB(A)/15 HP   87,8012008-10-29 13:19:08
I really enjoyed my first HF contest. 5el. OWA@20m + L4b PA.
Thank you very much for the QSOs. See you soon in next contest.

73! + 88! Alex OK1RS
http://www.qrz.com/ok1rs
 
M6T(G4PIQ)   SOAB HP   6,255,4182008-10-29 13:20:36
Rig : 2 x FT1000MP + Alpha 87A

Ants
160 – Dipole @ 26m
80 – 4 square + Dipole @ 23m
40 – 402CD @ 30m + Vertical
20 – 204CD @ 28m + TH5 @ 28m
15 – Extended 155BA @ 30m + TH5 @ 28m
10 – 105CA @ 30m

This didn't turn out to be a great contest for me. I had hoped to do at least
a little work on the station before the contest, but I had a dreadful week at
work with late nights, early mornings and senior escalations and didn't get
clear of all that until nearly midday Friday - in fact for most of Friday
morning I didn't even think I'd get to do the contest - I could see a weekend
of work looming, but then we got a plan!

So, with all that clear I drove to the G0KPW contest site and started to wind
up the 4 towers. All this seemed to go well enough and by 1700 I was able to
send a text mesage saying, all antennas up and working and was feeling pretty
positive. I then turned to the shack to fix a few small faults which needed
attention. During this testing I found that one of the FT1000MPs was about
10dB deaf and couldn't really detect band noise on a quiet HF band, so
swapped the filters out of that radio into another one.

About this time however I also found that a fault had apeared on the 20m yagi
and realised that the 20/10m tower would have to come down and get luffed over

and worked on. I still had no food for the weekend (having wanting to make
the most of daylight for antenna work) and had left some critical items at
home in the late morning rush to get out, so then had to take 2.5 hours out
to drive to late night shop, get food, drive home and then drive back to site.


Once back on site it was time to take down the tower and fix the antenna and
then wind it back up. I completed all this just about on the stroke of
0000 UTC. The it took me about 30 minutes to finish configuring the station
and make a start at 0031.

I chose to start on 80m and that ran well with 123 QSOs to EU and the US in
first 29 mins to the top of hour and then at about 0110 I saw that 40 was
still really pretty well open to the US and went there and ran pretty well
there to the US until about 0300. By this point I was already starting to
suffer the halucinations of a lack of sleep - not a good sign on night #1
so had to take 15 minutes out to make a flask of tea to keep me going and
sort out some other domestic things - had just not had a any time to get
this straight before the off. Back then to 80m to US/EU with a dip out to 160m

around dawn. For me 160 wasn't in super shape - only a handful of the big gun
East Coast US stations worked and none very loud – none of the West coast
stuff
reported by Tonno. After a quick trip back to 80 and 40, it was off to 20m at
0730 and a useful spattering of JAs amongst the rest of Asia and Eu. I also
tried a bit on 15m but it didn't run well for long and of course kept checking

10m, although the lack of stubs on the 20m system (something else I had
planned to fix, but timed out on) made it impossible to listen on 10m while
transmitting on 20m since the antennas were only 2m or so apart.



The US opening came on 20 and brought decent rate. There were also US signals
on 15, but not enough to make it worth scarificing the rate on 20. Up until
about 1400 I'd been able to make decent use of the second radio, but now -
mid afternoon unusually - the tierdness really started to hit me - I felt
ill, had a headache, didn't want to eat and just wanted to go to bed! I
struggled on working Ws, but almost in my sleep some of the time - falling
asleep at the keyboard, and there's over a 4 hour period in my log where I
just ran on 20 (at reasonable but not great rate) and didn't touch the second
radio - many lost opportunities for mults there. To clear my head a little
and allow me to carry on pushing through to the early hours I took a couple of

20 minute breaks in the 1800 hour and then knuckled down again. 20 stayed
open until about 2000 and I then tried to go to 40m, and after a little
struggle I managed to make some progress, mostly working Europeans. Again -
I wasn't feeling up to using the second radio much, but I found the JA double
mult on 80 more or less by accident as I just switched the headphones over
to use the second radio on 80 at one point and there was JR5VHU calling CQ!

From about 2200 I started to run the US well on 40m and I pushed on at that
until about 0100 when I went and ran a load more on 80. All along while I was
feeling shattered I had a plan to push through to 0200 and then sleep until
30 mins or so before sunrise at about 0630. I could see that the bands looked
in better shape on that second night and I'd have liked to have stayed on,
but I just had to get some sleep.

I woke up about 0600, felt much better, made another flask of tea and came
back to the bands about 0620 and found them again in better shape. Had a
good short run to the US on 80 then went to 160 for sunrise. Here I heard a
load of mults I couldn't raise (HC8A, KP + 3 or so other Caribbean I forget
now) but worked YV4A, HQ3Z, PJ2T and others. I need a better 160 Tx antenna.
Receive 160m on the 80m 4 square was a great help, but eliminated any
chance of doing SO2R between 80 & 160. A return to 80m brought some good
West Coast QSOs with W6/7 and VE7 and a little string of 5 ZL stations,
but I didn't see 160 in decent shape to the West (which Tonno, ES5TV
reported) and couldn't persuade any of the ZLs to go to 160. I left 80
at about 0745 to go to 40 for 30 mins and then went straight for 15 to
try and fill some of holes in my mult table.

I was pleasantly surprised to find the band open to JA and I stayed running
on 15 until about 1020 when it had got a bit quiet and I went back to 20 to
work Asia and then onto the NA opening. During the start of the NA opening
I was hoping that 15 would open and release me from the hell of 20m QRM, but
it didn't look promising when at 1330 KC1XX was only S9 on 15. However, the
next signal I came across was W3LPL who was peaking 30dB louder and so it
was clearly time to go to 15. This opening seemed quite selective with the
W1 and W2 folks seemingly being behind a curtain. This gave some of the best
instantaneous rate of the contest with a perfect pile-up for a while and
500+ last 10 rates. Of course, it never lasts and the volume wasn't there to
sustain for more than 15 minutes or so. I stayed with 15 through to 1642
where it went slow and quiet and returned to the 20m for for a couple more
hours of log filling. The 1900 hour saw a return to 40 with some pretty
reasonable rate and some very loud JAs. Also managed to move both VK zones to
80 in this slot. and then ran a bit of 80, but only really to Eu until 2105.
At this point the 160m log was looking very neglected so went there to work
some of the obligatory missing easy mults and stayed with good rate for nearly

2 hours before going to 80 (mistake) and then to 40 for the last 45 minutes
and a useful pile of extra 3 pointers. Most interesting set of QSOs of that
period was a 6 band move from 160 through to 10 of OH0E with good forward
scatter signals on 15/10 over the optimal 1500km or so path - thanks for
that!

So - overall - good fun - though it didn't feel much like it on afternoon /
evening 1, but rather disappointed with the final result. Had I been on
better form I'd like to think I could have been in the mix with Tonno, ES5TV
& Ben, DL6FBL/SV9CVY around 7M, but I wasn’t and I’m not and
congratulations
to them for great results - each within their own station / propagation
limitations. As to Toni CU2X/OH2UA - wow - I expected a big score - and he
sounded commanding every time I heard him over the weekend - but a new Eu
claimed record with no 10m is a great result. It makes trying to do SOAB for
WRTC qualification points from this bit of Europe a bit of a waste of time
though! Comisserations to Ranko $o£a as well - cut off in his prime. Looking
forward to seeing who else has a big score too.

Usual thanks to Bob, G4BAH for the use of the station, to Jiri, M0ITY and
Petr M0WTF, for fixing the 40m yagi after WAE SSB, and to Julie for looking
after Anna all weekend again. Thanks also to everyone for the QSOs and moves.

73 & see you in some form for the CW leg

Andy, G4PIQ
 
W9ZRX   SOSB/40 LP   75,4802008-10-29 13:22:24
Elecraft K3, Dipole @ 50-feet Surrounded by the mountains of Southwestern North
Carolina
 
OK1CDJ   SOSB(A)/20 HP   266,7282008-10-29 13:23:35
5el. OWA@16m + double in V +PA ETO91b +L4b.

73 Ondra OK1CDJ
 
ES5TV   SOAB HP   7,106,7642008-10-29 13:54:45
Great contest, I guess I managed to realize almost maximum potential of myself
and station. No technical problems and did not even get sleepy for 48 hours.
Only lost my voice by the end and had to talk real quiet because it was so
painful. I made exactly 600 2nd Radio QSOs. They are S&P and QSYs as I do
almost all the CQing on the 1st radio. The antenna set up with 4 rotating
towers (45, 45, 42 and 35 meters) in my station now is:

160m: full size 4 Square with 60 ground mounted 1/4wl radials per vertical,
wire vertical from 45m tower with 3 radials.
80m: full size 4 Square with 60 ground mounted 1/4wl passive radials per
vertical and active elevated 1 radial per vertical, 3 el yagi at 36m height,
low dipole Inverted V
40m: full size 3 over 3 yagis at 42/22, coil loaded 3 over 3 at 42/22,
Optibeam
17-4 (3 elements on 40) at 42m, dipole
20m: 4xJp2000 tribanders at 45/36/27/18, 3xJp2000 tribanders at 34/25/16, 5
over 5 full size at 42/22, Optibeam 17-4 (4 elements on 20) at 42m, JP2000
tribander at 15m
15m: 4xJp2000 tribanders at 45/36/27/18, 3xJp2000 tribanders at 34/25/16, 5
over 5 at 28/16, Optibeam 17-4 (4 elements on 15) at 42m, JP2000 tribander at
15m
10m: 4xJp2000 tribanders at 45/36/27/18, 3xJp2000 tribanders at 34/25/16, 6
over 6 at 25/19, Optibeam 17-4 (6 elements on 10) at 42m, JP2000 tribander at
15m.

With 4 Squares I have seen no need for beverages so they are broken:)

I would not have imagined being able to match Ben and Ranko. Really pity that
Ranko dropped out this way. We are very close with Ben and look forward to see
the other scores that are still unknown. Toni has its own planet for sure, one
hell of a job indeed and great write up! And I see that I was sort of lucky
that Andy, M6T, had to do the contest in a bad shape without any sleep and I
can only imagine how badly you would have beaten me if you had the luxury of
having station ready Friday noon and take a 4 hour nap before the contest like
me:)

I was trying to maximize DX contacts and zones this year. Quite happy with low
band mults. 160 was awesome! I was very lucky to go there first night already
at 02.30 as I did QSY with D4C and as I got the frequency just did some CQs
just in case. Well after having west coast coming back sure I could not leave.
K7RL and others had simply miraculous signals, better than 20m. Absolutely
unbelievable and indeed that might have been the 160 CQWW SSB US west coast
propagation of a lifetime for me. Some very nice QSYs to 160m worked with
BA4RF, HC8A and ZS9X. Carribians were coming very well and it was wonderful to
have VP2EC calling in with outstanding signal and doing quick and easy QSYs to
80 and 40 immidiately for 3 mults. 9M2AX called in on the last hour for double
mult.

80m was also great. Very good NA signals and also ZL/VK/YBs coming very well.
Spent the last hour on 80m and really happy to have zone 2 calling in in the
last 10 minutes and then KP4KE for last mult at 23.59! First day I was very
glad to find VK9DWX CQing on 3797 with no one answering. I deliberately went to
CQ to 80m last day hoping to get zone 19 that I was missing on all low bands.
What a joy to have RW0LL calling in and doing beautiful QSYs to 40m and 160!
Just perfect!

40m was lousy as always. Tremendous QRM and bad conditions. Spent a lot of time
there but did not get much going. It was great working NL7Z more than an hour
after my sunrise for double mult, unfortunately QSY to 80 did not work. But 30
minutes later Olli, OA4WW called in and we made a great QSY to 80m 1.5h after
my sunrise! Thanks!

20m was the money band as always. US propagation was fairly short. From 10.30
to 16.30 UTC both days and did not manage to make even 1000 NA. Still had a lot
of mults coming in. Wonderful to work 43 VKs and 35 BYs. Time to make bets when
BYs will overcome JAs in contests:) Nice QSYs to 15m with TR8CA (2 double mults
from z36!), 3DA0DJ, C6APR and others. I was really hoping for 40 zones on 20m
but failed miserably to get 31 (!) and 37. I just don't know why no KH6 guys
ever showed up and I also did not find any:( Also did not succeed to QSY J28JA
from 15m or 5H3EE from 40m.

15m was lousy with fairly short propagation but still could have been much
worse. East was coming quite well and 60 JAs is not so bad those days. It
closed early and usually the only station I could hear after sunset was 59+
CU2X working absolutely inaudible pile up. The same on 20m of course a bit
later:) Best moments were finding SU1KM with second radio in big pile up at
08.30 UTC the second day (my noon) and he agreed to do quick and successful
QSYs to 20 and 40m. Boy, I was happy for those 6 mults! Thank you Marko! Agreed
sceds for 40 and 80m with 9M8Z and VK6DXI, both worked just great in the
evening. But one of the most exiting moments of the contest was on 15m at 07.26
UTC the first day when I got a call on a southern antenna and it was KH7U! LP! 3
hours past his sunset! I did not even remember that path like that existed! WOW!
I was almost speechless, with those band conditions!

And now 10m. Well, almost the only stations I could hear with 2nd radio were
E77A (the strongest) and DF0HQ. It did not seem to work so I decided to try CQ
07.30 on Sunday. Luckily with 1 hour run I worked most of the mults then that
were accessible. The big guys still pushed through with brutal force!:) I was
very surpised to have VR2C and two BYs call in! Also 3 UA9 stations and all
from zone 18. No zone 17 was ever heard.

Thanks for all the QSOs and CU in CW part!

73
Tonno
ES5TV

Statistics follows:

ES5TV
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

! Hr ! 160 ! 80 ! 40 ! 20 ! 15 ! 10 ! Total!
-------------------------------------------------------------
! 00 ! ! 21 ! 85 ! ! ! ! 106 !
! 01 ! ! 32 ! 91 ! ! ! ! 123 !
! 02 ! 96 ! 28 ! 35 ! ! ! ! 159 !
! 03 ! 149 ! 6 ! ! ! ! ! 155 !
! 04 ! 18 ! 137 ! ! ! ! ! 155 !
! 05 ! 17 ! 145 ! 7 ! ! ! ! 169 !
! 06 ! ! 37 ! 81 ! 1 ! ! ! 119 !
! 07 ! ! ! 9 ! ! 127 ! 2 ! 138 !
! 08 ! ! ! ! 165 ! 7 ! 1 ! 173 !
! 09 ! ! ! ! 201 ! 6 ! ! 207 !
! 10 ! ! ! ! 171 ! 5 ! 2 ! 178 !
! 11 ! ! ! ! 204 ! 5 ! ! 209 !
! 12 ! ! ! ! 201 ! 7 ! 1 ! 209 !
! 13 ! ! ! ! 170 ! 8 ! ! 178 !
! 14 ! ! ! ! 133 ! 7 ! ! 140 !
! 15 ! ! ! ! 141 ! 2 ! ! 143 !
! 16 ! ! ! ! 103 ! ! ! 103 !
! 17 ! ! 4 ! 54 ! 13 ! ! ! 71 !
! 18 ! 1 ! 4 ! 80 ! ! ! ! 85 !
! 19 ! 1 ! 3 ! 88 ! 4 ! ! ! 96 !
! 20 ! ! 4 ! 145 ! ! ! ! 149 !
! 21 ! 2 ! 5 ! 107 ! ! ! ! 114 !
! 22 ! 67 ! 12 ! 10 ! ! ! ! 89 !
! 23 ! 83 ! 18 ! 1 ! ! ! ! 102 !
! 00 ! 22 ! 113 ! ! ! ! ! 135 !
! 01 ! 4 ! 94 ! 8 ! ! ! ! 106 !
! 02 ! 5 ! 48 ! 3 ! ! ! ! 56 !
! 03 ! 8 ! 35 ! 7 ! ! ! ! 50 !
! 04 ! ! 10 ! 47 ! 14 ! ! ! 71 !
! 05 ! ! ! 34 ! 60 ! 10 ! ! 104 !
! 06 ! ! ! ! 121 ! 14 ! ! 135 !
! 07 ! ! 1 ! ! 38 ! 25 ! 56 ! 120 !
! 08 ! ! ! 1 ! 1 ! 38 ! 31 ! 71 !
! 09 ! ! ! 1 ! 9 ! 121 ! ! 131 !
! 10 ! ! ! 1 ! 86 ! 21 ! ! 108 !
! 11 ! ! ! 2 ! 145 ! 1 ! ! 148 !
! 12 ! ! ! ! 119 ! 2 ! ! 121 !
! 13 ! ! ! ! 143 ! 1 ! ! 144 !
! 14 ! ! 1 ! 3 ! 107 ! ! ! 111 !
! 15 ! ! ! 6 ! 93 ! ! ! 99 !
! 16 ! ! 92 ! 1 ! 16 ! ! ! 109 !
! 17 ! 2 ! 94 ! 2 ! 1 ! ! ! 99 !
! 18 ! ! 11 ! 72 ! 3 ! ! ! 86 !
! 19 ! 15 ! 6 ! 14 ! 3 ! ! ! 38 !
! 20 ! ! 12 ! 5 ! 3 ! ! ! 20 !
! 21 ! 36 ! ! 5 ! 2 ! ! ! 43 !
! 22 ! 56 ! ! 9 ! ! ! ! 65 !
! 23 ! 20 ! 65 ! 1 ! ! ! ! 86 !
--------------------------------------------------------------
! ! 602 ! 1038 ! 1015 ! 2471 ! 407 ! 93 ! 5626 !

ES5TV - Continents
By band - SSB
QSOs (with dupes)

! Band ! EU ! NA ! SA ! AF ! AS ! OC !
--------------------------------------------------------------
! 160 ! 78.6% ! 15.3% ! 0.5% ! 1.3% ! 4.3% ! !
! 80 ! 72.3% ! 16.3% ! 2.2% ! 1.5% ! 6.4% ! 1.3% !
! 40 ! 81.9% ! 4.4% ! 3.6% ! 2.3% ! 6.1% ! 1.7% !
! 20 ! 43.1% ! 36.9% ! 1.2% ! 0.9% ! 14.6% ! 3.2% !
! 15 ! 43.5% ! 3.4% ! 2.7% ! 7.4% ! 35.1% ! 7.9% !
! 10 ! 91.4% ! ! ! ! 8.6% ! !
--------------------------------------------------------------

Worked zones

! 160 ! 80 ! 40 ! 20 ! 15 ! 10 ! TOTAL
======================================================
01 ! ! ! 2 ! 5 ! ! ! 7
02 ! ! 1 ! ! 2 ! ! ! 3
03 ! 9 ! 3 ! 6 ! 67 ! ! ! 85
04 ! 32 ! 27 ! 15 ! 313 ! 2 ! ! 389
05 ! 44 ! 120 ! 13 ! 473 ! 7 ! ! 657
06 ! ! ! ! 2 ! ! ! 2
07 ! ! 2 ! ! 4 ! 1 ! ! 7
08 ! 6 ! 14 ! 9 ! 19 ! 4 ! ! 52
09 ! 2 ! 7 ! 8 ! 8 ! 1 ! ! 26
10 ! 1 ! 2 ! 2 ! 4 ! 1 ! ! 10
11 ! ! 7 ! 15 ! 10 ! 5 ! ! 37
12 ! ! 1 ! 1 ! 1 ! 1 ! ! 4
13 ! ! 5 ! 10 ! 7 ! 3 ! ! 25
14 ! 222 ! 320 ! 340 ! 570 ! 60 ! 12 ! 1524
15 ! 139 ! 265 ! 313 ! 307 ! 88 ! 55 ! 1167
16 ! 83 ! 117 ! 119 ! 109 ! 22 ! 13 ! 463
17 ! 13 ! 21 ! 30 ! 65 ! 27 ! ! 156
18 ! 5 ! 8 ! 4 ! 39 ! 6 ! 3 ! 65
19 ! 1 ! 1 ! 1 ! 9 ! 1 ! ! 13
20 ! 23 ! 45 ! 52 ! 66 ! 15 ! 7 ! 208
21 ! 1 ! 4 ! 3 ! 8 ! 6 ! ! 22
22 ! ! ! 2 ! 5 ! 2 ! ! 9
23 ! ! ! ! 4 ! 2 ! ! 6
24 ! 1 ! 5 ! 4 ! 44 ! 14 ! 3 ! 71
25 ! ! 14 ! 5 ! 157 ! 63 ! ! 239
26 ! ! 1 ! ! 11 ! 8 ! ! 20
27 ! ! 2 ! 1 ! 9 ! 8 ! ! 20
28 ! 1 ! 4 ! 8 ! 17 ! 16 ! ! 46
29 ! ! 1 ! 1 ! 5 ! 2 ! ! 9
30 ! ! 4 ! 4 ! 38 ! 7 ! ! 53
31 ! ! ! 2 ! ! 1 ! ! 3
32 ! ! 3 ! 2 ! 10 ! 1 ! ! 16
33 ! 6 ! 11 ! 14 ! 12 ! 7 ! ! 50
34 ! ! ! 1 ! 1 ! 1 ! ! 3
35 ! 1 ! 3 ! 3 ! 3 ! 3 ! ! 13
36 ! ! ! ! 1 ! 1 ! ! 2
37 ! ! ! 1 ! ! 1 ! ! 2
38 ! 1 ! 2 ! 4 ! 4 ! 15 ! ! 26
39 ! ! ! ! 1 ! 1 ! ! 2
40 ! 2 ! 3 ! ! 6 ! ! ! 11
======================================================
! 593 ! 1023 ! 995 ! 2416 ! 403 ! 93 ! 5523

Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=============================================================
1A | EU | | | | | | |
1S | AS | | | | | | |
3A | EU | | | | | | |
3B6 | AF | | | | | | |
3B8 | AF | | | | | | |
3B9 | AF | | | | | | |
3C | AF | | | | | | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | | |
3D2 | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/c | OC | | | | | | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | | |
3DA | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
3V | AF | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 1 | | 5
3W | AS | | | | | | |
3X | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | | |
4J | AS | | | | | 1 | | 1
4L | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 | | 8
4O | EU | 1 | 4 | 3 | 1 | | | 9
4S | AS | | | 1 | | | | 1
4U1I | EU | | | | | | |
4U1U | NA | | | | | | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | | |
4W | OC | | | | | | |
4X | AS | 1 | 2 | 4 | 2 | 5 | 2 | 16
5A | AF | | | | | | |
5B | AS | 2 | 5 | 3 | 1 | 4 | | 15
5H | AF | | | 1 | | | | 1
5N | AF | | | | | | |
5R | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
5T | AF | | | | | | |
5U | AF | | | | | | |
5V | AF | | | | | | |
5W | OC | | | | | | |
5X | AF | | | | | | |
5Z | AF | | | | | | |
6W | AF | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 6
6Y | NA | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 1 | | 4
7O | AS | | | | | | |
7P | AF | | | | | | |
7Q | AF | | | | | | |
7X | AF | | | | | | |
8P | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | | 3
8Q | AS | | | | | | |
8R | SA | | | | | | |
9A | EU | 5 | 11 | 18 | 17 | 7 | 3 | 61
9G | AF | | | | | | |
9H | EU | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
9J | AF | | | | | | |
9K | AS | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
9L | AF | | | | | | |
9M2 | AS | 1 | | | 1 | 2 | | 4
9M6 | OC | | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 | | 7
9N | AS | | | | | | |
9Q | AF | | | | | | |
9U | AF | | | | | | |
9V | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
9X | AF | | | | | | |
9Y | SA | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
A2 | AF | | | | | | |
A3 | OC | | | | | | |
A4 | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
A5 | AS | | | | | | |
A6 | AS | | | | | 1 | | 1
A7 | AS | | 1 | | 1 | | | 2
A9 | AS | | | | | | |
AP | AS | | | | | | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | | |
BV | AS | | | | 4 | 5 | | 9
BV9P | AS | | | | | | |
BY | AS | 1 | 4 | 3 | 35 | 9 | 2 | 54
C2 | OC | | | | | | |
C3 | EU | | | 1 | | | | 1
C5 | AF | | | | | | |
C6 | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
C9 | AF | | | | | | |
CE | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
CE0X | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | | |
CE9 | SA | | | | | | |
CM | NA | | | | | | |
CN | AF | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 2 | | 9
CP | SA | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
CT | EU | 2 | 6 | 5 | 9 | 2 | | 24
CT3 | AF | 2 | 3 | 4 | 3 | 2 | | 14
CU | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
CX | SA | | | 3 | 2 | | | 5
CY0 | NA | | | | | | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | | |
D2 | AF | | | | | | |
D4 | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
D6 | AF | | | | | | |
DL | EU | 87 | 135 | 108 | 129 | 15 | 10 | 484
DU | OC | | 1 | 1 | 6 | 4 | | 12
E3 | AF | | | | | | |
E4 | AS | | | | | | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | | |
E5/s | OC | | | | | | |
E7 | EU | 1 | 6 | 5 | 7 | 2 | 2 | 23
EA | EU | 16 | 30 | 67 | 59 | 30 | | 202
EA6 | EU | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 8
EA8 | AF | 2 | 3 | 5 | 4 | 1 | | 15
EA9 | AF | | 2 | | 1 | | | 3
EI | EU | 4 | 6 | 7 | 14 | | | 31
EK | AS | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | | 4
EL | AF | | | | | | |
EP | AS | | | | | | |
ER | EU | 4 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 14
ES | EU | 2 | 5 | 3 | 9 | 5 | 2 | 26
ET | AF | | | | | | |
EU | EU | 6 | 8 | | 3 | 4 | | 21
EX | AS | | | | 2 | | | 2
EY | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 6
EZ | AS | | | | | | |
F | EU | 15 | 28 | 31 | 68 | 3 | | 145
FG | NA | | | | | | |
FH | AF | | | | | | |
FJ | NA | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
FK | OC | | | | | | |
FK/c | OC | | | | | | |
FM | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 4
FO | OC | | | | | | |
FO/a | OC | | | | | | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | | |
FP | NA | | | | | | |
FR | AF | | | | | | |
FR/g | AF | | | | | | |
FR/j | AF | | | | | | |
FR/t | AF | | | | | | |
FS | NA | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
FT5W | AF | | | | | | |
FT5X | AF | | | | | | |
FT5Z | AF | | | | | | |
FW | OC | | | | | | |
FY | SA | 1 | 1 | | | 1 | | 3
G | EU | 28 | 36 | 39 | 159 | | | 262
GD | EU | 1 | 1 | | 3 | | | 5
GI | EU | | 3 | 1 | 8 | | | 12
GJ | EU | 1 | 1 | | | | | 2
GM | EU | 10 | 8 | 5 | 23 | | | 46
GM/s | EU | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
GU | EU | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | | 5
GW | EU | 3 | 2 | 8 | 12 | | | 25
H4 | OC | | | | | | |
H40 | OC | | | | | | |
HA | EU | 4 | 11 | 6 | 18 | 4 | 3 | 46
HB | EU | 4 | 8 | 11 | 17 | | | 40
HB0 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 4
HC | SA | | | | 2 | | | 2
HC8 | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | | 3
HH | NA | | | | | | |
HI | NA | | 1 | | 3 | 1 | | 5
HK | SA | | 1 | 3 | 3 | | | 7
HK0/a | NA | | | | | | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | | |
HL | AS | | | | 3 | 3 | | 6
HM | AS | | | | | | |
HP | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
HR | NA | | 1 | | 1 | 1 | | 3
HS | AS | | | | 8 | 6 | | 14
HV | EU | | | | | | |
HZ | AS | | | | | | |
I | EU | 18 | 41 | 126 | 125 | 18 | 3 | 331
IG9 | AF | | | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 4
IS | EU | 1 | | 3 | 1 | | | 5
IT9 | EU | 1 | 7 | 10 | 13 | 7 | | 38
J2 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
J3 | NA | | | | | | |
J5 | AF | | | | | | |
J6 | NA | | | | | | |
J7 | NA | | | | | | |
J8 | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
JA | AS | | 14 | 5 | 154 | 60 | | 233
JD/m | OC | | | | | | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | | |
JT | AS | | | | 2 | 1 | | 3
JW | EU | 1 | 1 | | 1 | | | 3
JW/b | EU | | | | | | |
JX | EU | | | | | | |
JY | AS | | | | | | |
K | NA | 77 | 132 | 33 | 812 | 8 | | 1062
KG4 | NA | | | | | | |
KH0 | OC | | | | | 1 | | 1
KH1 | OC | | | | | | |
KH2 | OC | | 1 | | 3 | 3 | | 7
KH3 | OC | | | | | | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | | |
KH6 | OC | | | 2 | | 1 | | 3
KH7K | OC | | | | | | |
KH8 | OC | | | | | | |
KH8/s | OC | | | | | | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | | |
KL | NA | | | 1 | 4 | | | 5
KP1 | NA | | | | | | |
KP2 | NA | | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
KP4 | NA | 1 | 1 | 2 | 5 | | | 9
KP5 | NA | | | | | | |
LA | EU | 8 | 6 | 5 | 3 | 1 | | 23
LU | SA | | 6 | 7 | 5 | 3 | | 21
LX | EU | 1 | | 3 | 1 | | 1 | 6
LY | EU | 9 | 12 | 6 | 6 | 4 | 2 | 39
LZ | EU | 3 | 7 | 12 | 14 | 1 | 1 | 38
OA | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
OD | AS | | | 1 | | | | 1
OE | EU | 4 | 3 | 9 | 15 | 2 | 3 | 36
OH | EU | 15 | 18 | 9 | 13 | 11 | 9 | 75
OH0 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
OJ0 | EU | | | | | | |
OK | EU | 20 | 40 | 23 | 23 | 6 | 7 | 119
OM | EU | 8 | 16 | 8 | 8 | 1 | 3 | 44
ON | EU | 10 | 9 | 9 | 23 | 1 | | 52
OX | NA | | 1 | | | | | 1
OY | EU | | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
OZ | EU | 9 | 12 | 11 | 3 | 3 | | 38
P2 | OC | | | | | | |
P4 | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
PA | EU | 15 | 16 | 15 | 32 | 1 | 1 | 80
PJ2 | SA | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | | | 6
PJ7 | NA | | | | | | |
PY | SA | | 7 | 16 | 9 | 5 | | 37
PY0F | SA | | | | | | |
PY0S | SA | | | | | | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | | |
PZ | SA | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
R1FJ | EU | | | | | | |
R1MV | EU | | | | | | |
S0 | AF | | | | | | |
S2 | AS | | | | | | |
S5 | EU | 9 | 14 | 17 | 21 | 4 | 1 | 66
S7 | AF | | | | | | |
S9 | AF | | | | | | |
SM | EU | 11 | 16 | 8 | 6 | 3 | | 44
SP | EU | 23 | 56 | 48 | 6 | 4 | 6 | 143
ST | AF | | | | | | |
SU | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
SV | EU | 4 | 6 | 6 | 5 | 4 | | 25
SV/a | EU | | | | | | |
SV5 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
SV9 | EU | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | | | 6
T2 | OC | | | | | | |
T30 | OC | | | | | | |
T31 | OC | | | | | | |
T32 | OC | | | | | | |
T33 | OC | | | | | | |
T5 | AF | | | | | | |
T7 | EU | | | | | | |
T8 | OC | | | | | | |
TA | AS | | 2 | 1 | 4 | | | 7
TA1 | EU | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
TF | EU | 1 | 1 | | 5 | | | 7
TG | NA | | | | | | |
TI | NA | | 1 | | 3 | | | 4
TI9 | NA | | | | | | |
TJ | AF | | | | | | |
TK | EU | 1 | | 1 | 1 | | | 3
TL | AF | | | | | | |
TN | AF | | | | | | |
TR | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
TT | AF | | | | | | |
TU | AF | | | | | | |
TY | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
TZ | AF | | | | | | |
UA | EU | 41 | 69 | 86 | 63 | 12 | 7 | 278
UA2 | EU | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 9
UA9 | AS | 17 | 28 | 25 | 108 | 27 | 3 | 208
UK | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 6
UN | AS | 1 | 3 | 10 | 12 | 7 | | 33
UR | EU | 31 | 35 | 29 | 37 | 5 | 5 | 142
V2 | NA | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
V3 | NA | | | | | | |
V4 | NA | 1 | 2 | | 1 | | | 4
V5 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
V6 | OC | | | | | | |
V7 | OC | | | | | | |
V8 | OC | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
VE | NA | 9 | 19 | 2 | 69 | 1 | | 100
VK | OC | | 4 | 5 | 43 | 9 | | 61
VK0H | AF | | | | | | |
VK0M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9C | OC | | | | | | |
VK9L | OC | | | | | | |
VK9M | OC | | | | | | |
VK9N | OC | | | | | | |
VK9W | OC | | 1 | | 1 | | | 2
VK9X | OC | | | | | | |
VP2E | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 4
VP2M | NA | | | | | | |
VP2V | NA | | 1 | | 2 | | | 3
VP5 | NA | | 2 | | 1 | | | 3
VP6 | OC | | | | | | |
VP6/d | OC | | | | | | |
VP8 | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/g | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/o | SA | | | | | | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | | |
VP9 | NA | | | | | | |
VQ9 | AF | | | | | | |
VR | AS | | 1 | 1 | 6 | 1 | 1 | 10
VU | AS | | | 1 | 4 | 2 | | 7
VU4 | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
VU7 | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1
XE | NA | | | | 2 | | | 2
XF4 | NA | | | | | | |
XT | AF | | | | | | |
XU | AS | | 1 | | 2 | 2 | | 5
XW | AS | | | | | | |
XX9 | AS | | | | | | |
XZ | AS | | | | | | |
YA | AS | | | | | | |
YB | OC | | 3 | 6 | 12 | 10 | | 31
YI | AS | | | | | | |
YJ | OC | | | | | | |
YK | AS | | | | | | |
YL | EU | 10 | 9 | 3 | 7 | 8 | 6 | 43
YN | NA | | | | | | |
YO | EU | 11 | 21 | 23 | 37 | | 4 | 96
YS | NA | | | | | | |
YU | EU | 5 | 10 | 20 | 20 | 2 | 3 | 60
YU8 | EU | | | | | | |
YV | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
YV0 | NA | | | | | | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | | |
Z3 | EU | | 2 | 2 | 2 | | | 6
ZA | EU | | | 1 | | | | 1
ZB | EU | | | | | | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | | | |
ZD7 | AF | | | | | | |
ZD8 | AF | | | | | | |
ZD9 | AF | | | | | | |
ZF | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
ZK2 | OC | | | | | | |
ZK3 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL | OC | | 3 | 2 | 10 | 1 | | 16
ZL7 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | | |
ZP | SA | | | | 1 | | | 1
ZS | AF | 1 | 2 | 4 | 3 | 14 | | 24
ZS8 | AF | | | | | | |
=============================================================
| | 601 | 1038 | 1013 | 2470 | 407 | 93 | 5622

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VA7BEC   SOAB LP   144,8372008-10-29 14:44:14
Despite the challenges of running LP, major QRM - man-made and natural - and
not-so-great CONDX, I surpassed the goals I had set for myself. Efforts at
running, which I hardly bothered to attempt last year, were rewarded with
constant activity. I thoroughly enjoyed the pileups. Many thanks to those who
responded to my CQ.
Would have liked a better success rate on S&P for European stations, but it was
tough to get through the QRM and the major pileups.
All in all, though, an enjoyable contest.
 
OM6A(OM6NM)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   384,5402008-10-29 15:07:42
I just wanted to try my new KT36XA about 22 metres over the ground and having a
relax weekend. I had a great time and thanks to everybody I could enter into my
contest log.

See you soon again

Norbert, OM6NM
 
LY2IJ   SOSB/160 HP   147,3902008-10-29 15:13:41
During one week preparation before contest I made three 250 m simle and one
reversible Beverages, all about 250 m long, and 4 new ones on 160, added one
more - #250 - VP2V - in contest - who said SSB is not for DXing on 160?!
Band was wide open to North and Central Americas on first night -last two US
stations called 45 minutes after Sunrise here - i can't remember if
that ever happened here so late before.
My reversable antenna didn't hear well, so decided to make simple one to NA on
Saturday
- it took 1 and 1/2 hours together with fixing tractor broken other Beverage
of
evening operation time, but fully paid off next night - conditions were not
so good as night before, Americas opened at 2200 and closed at 0320 with HC8A,
then reopened just after Sunrise at 0510, but it was too late to break western
wall then.
Eastern path didn't open further than UA0A and UA0SA both evenings.
Made my first 160 SSB contacts with zones 3, 7, 10.
Great number of German stations again! I just wondering how much of DLs ON4UN
made?

Negative side was to find that computer noise goes into K3 via RS232 cable
just
before contest end (disconecting it fixes problem)- I was suffering from this
since the start.

Many thanks for QSOs, 73!

Arunas

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

9A 14 14
DL 246 246
EA 26 26
F 23 23
G 58 58
GM 11 11
I 51 51
K 44 44
LA 13 13
LY 15 15
OE 19 19
OH 38 38
OK 52 52
OM 16 16
ON 17 17
OZ 25 25
PA 31 31
S5 19 19
SM 20 20
SP 60 60
SV 11 11
UA 116 116
UA9 29 29
UR 69 69
YL 13 13
YO 23 23
YU 11 11
 
VO1HE   SOSB/20 HP   94,1852008-10-29 15:20:17
Not much to say. Was going to do 10M but didn't want to be talking to myself all
weekend. Figured that there would be someone on 20M when I wanted to operate.
The band died totally around sundown but was open early both days.

CU in the next one -- Paul VO1HE
 
NR5M   M/M HP   5,907,6492008-10-29 15:27:44
We are very pleased with our first major operation from the new NR5M station. We
are also very pleased with our multiplier total, but we obviously need more Qs.


Unfortunately we could not get a full team of operators and could not man all
bands 100% of time, but felt a multi-multi operation would be the best plan in
order to give the station a shake out which was a top priority.

We lost indication on 4 rotors which hurt us, especially when long path opened
Sunday morning and couldn't turn the tall yagi in the dark. Hopefully this
issue will be fixed before WW CW.

The 160 meter steerable vertical was not completed in time, but had no choice
but to use it. We were beat out numerous times in pileups, but this antenna
will be 100% functional thanks to Jay WX0B's efforts. He got it completed late
Sunday afternoon.

We only had beverages in the NE NW and SE directions. Ken KZ5KG got all 8
directions completed late Sunday afternoon.

The BIG hit was the dual 4-square on 80 meters. I do not recall ever reaching
100 countries from W5 on 80. This antenna really works.

Thanks for the great time and we'll see everyone in the CW version hopefully
with a 100% complete station.

Thanks also to George NR5M for the opportunity to operate, and a special thanks
to the Eddie and Dale for keeping us fed.

73,

Bill K5GA

10 meters.....Icom 7800 - Alpha 77 - 8/8/8/8 OWA

15 meters.....Icom 7800 - Alpha 77 - 7/7/7/7 OWA

20 meters.....Icom 7800 - Alpha 77 - 6/6/6/6 OWA

40 meters.....Icom 7800 - Alpha 77 - 4/4 OWA

80 meters.....Dual 4-square phased with Comtek Control System

160 meters....Steerable 1/4w vertical
 
K2QPN(K2PQN)   SOAB HP   85,3292008-10-29 15:36:45
I had to attend 3 family affairs. That took me out of the shack during prime
contest time. Completely missed the 15M opening.
 
GØAEV   SOSB/10 HP   7,9562008-10-29 16:46:01
Just 0.94 pts/Q - at least no local stations went without the G multiplier on
10m :-)
 
OT5A(@ON7LR)   M/M HP   11,839,2962008-10-29 17:00:17
Please visit our urrl at http://www.on7lr.org/ for more info and pictures from
OT5A (in action hi). Thanks to you ALL who have worked OT5A in these CQWW
contest. We had again a nice weekend. Also thanks again for your help to our
"new"-contesters, they had sometimes some problems to copy you but your support
in logging was great, thanks. We hope to find you all back in the next
contestlog. Till then we wish you all the best,
73, for OT5A
Guy ON7NB Team Leader
 
NL7Z   SOAB(A) HP   136,3442008-10-29 17:35:56
Had a great time..wish I could have spent more time at the station, but had to
work.
 
W4WS   M/S HP   1,236,0322008-10-29 18:37:55
160: dipole @ 27'
80: dipole @ 27'
40-10: EXP-14 @ 29'

130' NE beverage

RUN: FT1000MP/TL922
MULT: FT920

Field Day style portable operation from Oak Island, NC using the Forsyth ARC
newly built portable communication tower trailer.
 
LTØD(LU6DU)   SOSB/10 LP   24,8572008-10-29 20:00:46
EQUIPO TS 850 ANTENA 3 ELEMENTO 3 BANDA A 9 DE ALTURA
 
OM5M(OM2IB)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   384,5072008-10-29 23:09:33
FT1000MP
AMP 1.5 kW
27m vertical
5 beverages 170m - 310°, 270°, 90°, 45°, 0°/180°(no terminated)
 
KG6DX   SOAB(A) HP   1,793,5932008-10-30 01:11:24
15 meters was good to Europe and USA
 
LX7I(LX2A)   SOAB(A) HP   7,661,9522008-10-30 04:15:23
What a contest!!!!

I was preparing this contest for one year and spend hours and hours on puting
up new antennas, coax cables, beverages and ......
Everything was just ready in time (3 hours before the contest). That is why I
did not get any sleep before the contest.
My goal at the beginning was to increase my score from last year, but
everything worked even better than expected.
I tryed to make as much 3-point QSOs as possible even if the rate was somtimes
going down (52% QSOs outside of EU).
I missed some multipliers on the low bands and I need to improve my antennas.
On 160M I heard many DX-stations I could not reach.( I have alredy some Ideas
on how to improve my signal for low bands, .!!!)

Still now I am very suprised about my score but I know that I even could do it
better.
I want to thank everybody who called in, especially all the multipliers.
Also congratulation to my friends from WWYC CU2X, OH8X and NN3W for their great
score.

This was a real nice experience even if the last 3 hours were very hard as I
was very tyred after 60 hours without sleep and signals.

I am still a young contester with 27 and have still a lot to learn.

cu in the CQWWCW as M/? and in other contests

I will update my homepage in the next days and upload my log to LOTW
www.lx2a.com

73s and GOOD DX from
Philippe LX2A / LX7I

My setup :
Run: IC-765PRO3 + Amp
Multi: IC-756 (10years old with no filters) + Amp
MK2R+

160M: DP / Inverted V
80M : 4-Square / Loop
40M : XM240 @29m / GP
20M : XM520 @19m(new antenne which outperforms the old antenna by far) /4el
@26m / KT36XA @18m
15M : XM515 @22m on the same tower as XM520/ KT36XA @18m
10M : XM510 @17m /KT36XA @18m
2 Beverages USA / JA
 
S57S   SOSB/10 HP   15,9892008-10-30 04:19:15
Another year with poor conditions on 10m. Even worse than EVER!
The longest QSO to East was 9V1, to the '' DX West'' only 3 Brazilians in just
two minutes opening to South America. From Africa some nice signals, but just
few stations there. All other directions was in the dark.

IC775DSP + 1kW, 4 el Monoband home-made Yagi at 10m, Spider-Beam at 8m.

Spider-Beam was tested, took down and it is now going to be ready for my friend
S53A CQWW-CW African trip.

Niko, S53A, are going to be in Zambia for the CQWW CW Part.
The call issued is 9J3A. QSL goes to S57S.
Look at QRZ.COM for more info.

73, Aleksander, S57S
 
OH4XX   SOAB(A) HP   614,1462008-10-30 04:34:21
Original plan was to be M/S but unfortunately it did not happen due Marko
OH7KD/AK4XX got a flue earier at week and was not fully recovered before the
constest. As a back up plan I was going to be SOSB 10 (OG7X 59q, 8c 3z) but
after poor propagation at Saturday I kind of drop that plan and switched to S&P
mode with OH4XX call. I was on and off from bands between family commitments so
multiplier total is not that great. In addition 80 m antenna was damaged at
night and was not usable. I had some short CQ sessions but only one really good
one on Sunday morning when I run two hour session on 20 meters ( I suppose I was
so fresh meat :D ). Average hour rate was over 235q/h which is best rate ever
I've reached while contesting in Finland. Unfortunately this run was distrupted
with some important tasks at home.. :D

2008-10-26 0944 - 1134Z, 14124 kHz, 429 Qs, 235,8/hr

Max qso rate was 248/60 min.

Thanks for the qsos and cu on CW.

73,

De Mikko OH4XX /OG7X
 
OH8X(OH4JFN)   SOAB HP   5,084,4352008-10-30 06:11:35
OH8X is located in far north where ms. Aurora are taking care of us. Despite of
that Arcala Extreme mission is to challenge well known north-south
winning theory.

During 2008 a lot of things has changed in Radio Arcala. Huge amount of things
has been trimmed with new technology innovations to get usability of
this very complex environment to high competitive level. A lot of rework and
redesign has been made based on deep analyzes based on all
gathered data and measurements from earlier OH8X architechtural phases. Huge
amount of cross science competencies has been needed to make this one of the
most impressive station to alive. You can see some more information from
http://www.radioarkala.com/
(Those who are waiting to read more information about 160 and 80 super
antennas, no I dind't use them yet :))

I am happy to say that technically whole CQ WW SSB 2008 operation was a succee.
No fatal failures and all different layers of this concept worked like a
charm, full 48h!!. Usability for all these superior touch-screen cockpit was
excelent and doing full 48h was piece of cake.
This wouldn't be possible without a huge huge amount of work to get everyting
on track.

When starting to desing operating plans and setting goal for year 2008 I went
back to year 2000 to break down parts how current OH-record was constructed.
There where three major issues that made me worry about:

a) design of new antennas for 160 and 80 are under final adjustment. When
looking OH8X location and trying to understand how low band works there you
easily understand that in normal conditions you aren't at competitive edge
compared to southern stations. This is bad, because 20m is workhorse from OH8X

and you have to make decisions to work low bands because of new rare mults with
lower point-rate or upper bands with good US-runs

b&c) If OH8X will fail to achieve propagation on 10/15 there will be huge
problems at first because of mults and secondly because nowadays 20m is so
full,
that during EU-primetime it makes life quite hard there. A pile of stacked
stations on same frequency and you don't need to dream to find rare
multipliers
if those are loud or answers to your CQ.

After now, I have to say that pre-contest analyzes was something that realized
quite well. Low bands were very very hard and you had to work hard.
You didn't get anything for a free. We had some very heavy storm during weekend
including static rain. It made periodical 59+ noise aswell, so no mercy!

What suprised my was excelent (but too short) opening to JA and USA on 15m and
some very very short opening to Asia on 10m. At least in OH8, I had some 10min
slot
where some asian stations were workable....nothing else.

In overall two hours with more than 220q is not bad in this time of solar
cycle, but to get balance I had more than enough very very low rated night-time
hours.
I didn't managed to claim even close to new OH-record, but when looking back
what Timo OH1NOA said after CQWW SSB 2000 I think that at least one goal might
be possible
to achieve: Timo ran 4536q which is highest single-op qso count from main
OH-land and now 8 years later more than that achieved. It will be a huge thrill
when
more sunspots appears...you just kind imagine what kind score levels will be
achieved generally.

Again, competition in TOP 5 Eu is tight, congrats to ES5TV (huge huge huge
effort), DL6FBL@SV9CVY and for G4PIQ@M6T.
What comes to CU2X where Toni exploded the european record to totally new
levels...excelent job! It seems that we have still some work to do
to switch north-south theory upside down :)

Thanks to whole Arcala extreme-team and specially to OH2UA, OH6KN and OH8NC.
 
VE5CPU   SOAB HP   75,1452008-10-30 08:32:13
A few hours of fun. It was nice to hit 200+ for a last 100 and a peak of 250+
for the last 10 for a short 60 min run. Some decent DX despite only OK
conditions from my QTH while on.
 
KB1H   M/2 HP   3,907,2882008-10-30 09:40:02
Realizing we did not have enough operators for
a M/M effort we decide dto enter the M/2 class.
Little did we know we would not have enough for a M/2
entry! I (KB1H) had a knee replacement about two
weeks prior and thought I would be able to hang
in the chair for allot of the contest. I was
wrong! I could only do short stints before the
swelling of the knee began and I had to elevate
and ice the knee.

NB1U was the only trooper though K1EBY tried his
best, K1EBY absolutely hates SSB and avoids the
chair as much as possible. These two operators
were the only 48 hour attendees. W1UJ hung in
until about noon saturday and KM1X did 12 hours
overnight Saturday.

Conditions were not bad and when we did run some
choice multipliers called in like VU2 Zone 26.

At one point Sunday morning we had a good 2-3
hour run going on 20M but then the rate dropped
off. Luckily the VU2 answered our CQ and then
worked a fellow YCCCer and told them they were on
same frequecny as KB1H. The YCCC station kindly
moved and the rate went back up. Thanks to whomever
that was.

In conjunction with the contest we held the first
of four "Open Station" Saturdays which was a fairly
successful experiment. We will report on this in
a seperate posting to the YCCC reflector.

Thanks to all the QSOs and this was a good shakedown
for the CW weekend.
 
6W1RY(F5VHJ)   SOAB HP   5,899,4762008-10-30 11:02:21
No 10 meters on Sunday for me. Somehow I finished with some energy as it got up
to 34 degrees in the shack. Not able to use the air conditioner because the
mains were so bad and the generator would not support the amplifier and the air
conditioner. Using two tribanders, a cushcraft 40 meter two element yagi, wires
and one radio, I did my best to get this score.
 
OE2S   M/S HP   6,350,9942008-10-30 11:19:47
First try with a baloon antenna on 160m. Could work almost all we heard. Was fun
despite only part time operators. Cu in CQWW CW with less QRM
 
VE7SV   M/2 HP   4,071,9002008-10-30 12:00:16
Good work by the team while station owner attended
a wedding in San Antonio. We are looking forward
to WW CW.
 
DL/NØHJZ(@DL2OBO)   SOAB(A) HP   1,661,6342008-10-30 12:50:24
I was operating at the QTH of Tom, DL2OBO. He has a tremendous QTH with large
antennas and a nice FT1000 and Acom amp. Tom's hotel (I had the room next to
the shack) was great. Great staff, service and great food!

I really struggled to find good freqs to get a run going. The QRM was huge on
40-80-160. I only managed one decent run to North America each on 15, 20 &
40M. It was fun to operate from a new country but was very challenging.

If you are looking for a spot to operate from in Germany, Tom's hotel and shack
are wonderful! Check it out!

73 & see you from my next country!
Rich N0HJZ
 
PJ4E   M/2 HP   14,563,8002008-10-30 13:23:03
As we may have read we had numerous problems this year. But we continued to push
forward to the end. The operation of PJ4E has concluded and has produced over
25,000 Qso's during the 2006-2008 CQWW SSB. We appreciate every contact!

A BIG thanks goes to each operator that made the trip to Bonaire. K0RAY, K6AM,
N0KE, N0VD, PE2KY, PE2MC, PJ4NX, W0CN, WK4Y, and WZ8P.

73,
Kyle
WA4PGM

http://www.wa4pgm.us/PJ4/PJ4E_Scores.htm
 
S56P(@S57M)   M/S HP   3,003,7422008-10-30 14:09:06
Nice condx on lower bands, especialy 160m. Antenas like last year - only fixed
wire dipoles - the worst what can be HI! Nice score for that setup. No mult
station, we worked only with one tranciever. Thanks for all calls and tryings.

73 Bojan S57M
 
YT2AAA   SOSB(A)/15 LP   14,4002008-10-30 14:24:31
Also few 40m qso

73, GL, AAA
 
9Y4D   SOSB/20 HP   1,386,3212008-10-30 14:39:10
THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK PART IN THE CONTEST.
C-YAH NEXT YEAR GOD WILLING.
CHRIS 9Y4D.
 
WXØB   M/S HP   29,6012008-10-30 15:41:34
Just put the station on the air for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon. Good
Condx into JA.
 
IZ1LBG   SOAB HP   2,159,1022008-10-30 16:04:44
Incredible contest!and for my small station this is also a incredible result!
I don't belive that I managed to do better than last year with minus QSO and
mult!
I was able to do runnig on all band from 160 to 15 m and also a really small
running to SA on 10 m sunday evening...

thanks to all for the QSOs!
see u during the next one!
Filippo IZ1LBG

radio and pa
IC 756 proIII---OM2500
IC 775 DSP---ChallengerIII

antenna
dipole for 160 m
dipole for 80 m
dipole for 40 m
4 el for 20 m
4 el for 15 m
4 el for 10 m
 
W4KW   SOAB HP   690,4682008-10-30 16:52:45
Great to hear so many TCG folks active. Could have been a better contest if not
for the FLU and laryngitis. I still had a great time. I hope the next contest
will provide better conditions.

73's

Bert
 
VE7IN   SOAB LP   102,0162008-10-30 17:00:32
Well I had hoped to do a bit better for a casual mostly S&P entry as I get back
into doing more contests again. Score was worst then last year and more time
spent.

I guess I should have known it might not go as well when I was heading down to
the shack and suddenly the house went very quiet, terrific, a power outage and
the weather is nice, now what?

The power came back up about 40 minutes later. I started the tuning around to
see what was coming through. Still need to do a number of repairs here, but
was looking to do not to bad then later Saturday afternoon found out the side
mount 15/10 wouldn't turn(sigh) I tend to home it against the tower which means
the antennas face West.

Oh well next year. I did make some nice mults and especially pleased with some
of the zone 38 mults that made it in the log. The one kind of high light was
working JH1OGC on 80m around 0800Z Sunday morning, he must have great ears, my
80m antenna not optimal for JA and running 100watts.

Thanks all for the Q's.
 
JR5VHU(JR5VHU+OPS)   M/M HP   7,801,1642008-10-30 17:58:18
Thanks all worked us!
We'll see you in the CQWW CW contest!
 
TO4X(K1XM)   SOAB HP   4,264,0892008-10-30 18:17:28
Wanted: Plate meter for an Alpha 76a, 78, or 374a. Does anyone know where I
can find one?

The station consisted of an Elecraft K3, an Alpha 374a with a broken plate
meter, a Tennadyne T8 missing the largest element, a 40 meter dipole, and
inverted vees for 80 and 160.

I arrived in St Martin about a week after Hurricane Omar. Parts of the island
were still without electricity and telephone service. Where I was staying on
the Dutch side there were trees down and sometimes no power. Some other areas
were worse.

Where I operated from there was little damage except for the missing element on
the T8.

The night before the contest I ran over 200 stations on 160 CW, including
working EY8MM before I even had the amplifier connected. Friday night D4C
moved me to 160 and I discovered that the SWR on the antenna was now over 4:1
and it didn't hear very well. The few US stations I worked on 160 all were
moved from other bands.

40 and 80 were OK, and overall up from last year.

20 was bad news. I just couldn't get a run to Europe going. The band was wall
to wall and Europeans heard each other louder than they heard me. VP2E is
probably line of sight and I heard him running guys all day that I could not
work. Maybe the loss of the antenna element had something to do with it, I
don't know. I did have some pretty good JA runs.

15 was better, but down from last year. It was fun being called by an SU9HP,
VU2PAI, VU7SJ, and several YB stations.

10 had a brief opening to Florida on Saturday and an opening into W1/W2 on
Sunday. I never heard any Europeans.

TO4X in this contest is not Europa, not Martinique, not St Barts. It is St
Martin, FS. This is in the latest country file. Many people did not download
the latest country file, including at least one of the major multi-multi
stations. I know of no other station from St Martin active in the contest, so
if you worked me and your logging program did not show it as a multiplier your
score will go up.

And TO4X will be on for CW, probably as a light multi-single or multi-two.

Special thanks to Mort, W1UQ (FS5UQ) for letting me use his station.
 
KK1L   SOAB(A) HP   99,6162008-10-30 20:21:43
A very limited operation 15min here 15m there except for some of Saturday
evening and the last 50min of Sunday.

I have been debugging a busted FT1000D off and on for a couple weeks. I have
pretty much determined that the PLL is bad. However I dropped a probe on the
display board and it must have shorted something out. The display is blank and
there is a pretty loud whine from the board. I am pretty sure the whine is from
the buck-boost switching supply on that board. I have ruled out a zener or caps
being bad. I might have fried a display driver/buffer chip. More work to do on
it, so I stayed single radio with the TS850.

I also had some work to do on the tower and have been trying to fit that in
before the contest. The weather was fantastic for several days and I was able
to work in most of what needed doing. The largest job was getting the element
back on the 2el40 that fell off earlier in the Summer (a story in itself)! The
2el40 is 11' up a mast on the top of the tower. Needless to say that job is a
bit of a PITA. That and the other stuff (upper CR5 rotator rebuild/regreas,
lower 1000SDX clamp repair) ended up getting finished by Saturday lunchtime
well after the contest started.

My ham radio time chits had been spent catching up on the repair work, so
Saturday was spent on yard work until the weather turned Mr. Hyde in the late
afternoon. Then again Sunday the weather was back to Dr. Jekyll and yard work
and winter preparations.

I found that something is a bit squirrelly with the tribanders. Very poor VSWR
response. This was new and explains the very lackluster reports and feeling I
had on 20m and 15m. I have some work/investigation to do yet, but it appears I
have some antenna switch issues. The 40m and 80m use the same feed to the shack
and the VSWR at the bottom of the tower for both tribanders is not bad. I did
find that 40m beam is affecting the top TH6 10' away. I have to try putting
them 90 degrees out to see if that helps. I am not sure there will be a good
opportunity for me to get up the tower again for that experiment.

Well I seem to have written nothing but reasons for not operating the contest a
whole lot, and not much about the contest itself! I thought the conditions on
the low bands were very nice. Working EU on simplex was wonderful and also many
many folks were working 40m split. Often EU takes a pass at split for WW saving
it for when they have to during ARRL DX.

Fun time while I was on.
 
VE7FO   M/M HP   160,4972008-10-31 01:19:51
Some of you may recall previous efforts of mine to engage total newbies in
contesting. Typically, they are students in the VECTOR Club basic licence
class, which I teach, and so don't have their tickets yet. One year I ran 12
of these folks through individual 2 hour sessions getting on the air and making
contacts in WW SSB. NCJ kindly ran a story on this in the Jan - Feb 2005
issue.

For a variety of reasons, it wasn't possible to do this in 06 and 07 but we did
it again in this one. Unfortunately, I was only able to get two participants,
one from the course and an employee from Vancouver's emergency comms centre.
However, they did make off-continent Qs and were pretty happy with the
experience.

As well, VE7YBH (ex VE3YBH and G3YBH) was able to put in a couple of 5 hour
stints and made most of the points. Thanks Phil.

The original plan was to operate two positions when there weren't any newbies
here. This would normally class us as an M/2. However, I find the band change
rules rather irksome so we ignore them and go M/M. Kinda cheeky with a MkV and
a 706, no amp and low and few antennas but, what the heck, it's fun.

Been quite a while since I had the second position running - better check it
out. Hmm... computer won't boot up. No time to fix it so we're down to 1
position.

My first newbie arrived promptly at 0000Z on Fri (5 pm local). I provided some
orientation to what contesting is all about and the details of making Qs and
then coached him through his first S&P contact. We then S&P'd on 20, looking
for strong signals in the clear (newbies have a difficult enough time sorting
out what's going on without adding weak signals and QRM). I did the tuning as
experience has taught me that it takes too long for newbies to do it which
means that they don't make many Qs.

Well, 20 died after a couple of hours and prop on 40 & 80 was hopeless from
here at that time so that was it for his session. (Actually, prop on 40 TO
here was really good for a while. Heard more Eu stations than I've ever heard
before on 40, some, like OM7M, were S9 on my 40 ft high dipole. Too bad they
couldn't hear us.)

He did make 16 Qs including some LU and JA. He's already asking when he can
come back for more.

40 & 80 didn't start showing up until about 11 pm local. I succumbed to the
late night DX prowl enjoyment again when I should have gone to bed. At 0130L I
concluded that maybe the 18 Qs and 22 mults were all I was going to get before
my head landed on the keyboard and I went to bed, really, really tired.

Why so tired? Well, it's been 2 years since I invited newbies so every
horizontal surface in the shack except a little space in front of the op
position keyboard had about half a foot of junk, paper, file folders, etc on
it. So much so, that you couldn't even see the dust bunnies, let alone the
IC706 at the spotting position. Took two days of flat out work to make it
presentable again and finished about 10 minutes before first newbie arrival.
Sure hope I can keep it looking good. Now, what do I do about all the junk
which was moved into the general basement area?

Slept in and barely got up in time to greet Phil, VE7YBH, when he got here at
about 1130L. Eu opening was over by then.

Phil left for work at about 1700L leaving me to the misery of a dying 20m and
hopeless low bands.

Well, 20 died around 1800L but 80 opened around 1900L and 40 around 0000L.
Actually, 40 was open long before then but it is usually several hours before I
can get anyone to hear me. Once again, stayed up too late because I actually
got a few runs happening. Finally, around 0300L my wife, presumably worrying
that the old fart had died, came down stairs and rousted me out of the shack
and into bed.

Not too smart staying up to 0300L because newbie #2 is showing up at 0800L to
catch the Eu run.

Was actually at the radio at 0730L, feeling surprisingly decent and hoping to
catch some JAs on 40. No such luck.

Newbie #2 arrived at 0800L. He was very interested in everything and was full
of questions. This chewed up a lot of time so he only made 4 Qs. However,
they were all Eu which made him pretty happy because he was born there. I'm
pretty sure he'll be back too.

He left at 1030L which gave me an hour or so to work S. Eu and Af before VE7YBH
arrived again at about 1130L. Our score at that time was about 75,000.

While I got some shuteye, Phil got some rate happening on 15 and, by the time
0000Z (1700L) rolled around, he'd run the score up to 160,000. Amazingly, 15
was our best band. Even more amazing given that I only get about 60W out on 15
on the MkV due to a problem I have yet to address. Looks like I have some
incentive now.

Some of the "funnier" things.

When S&P I generally spot folks who haven't been spotted, whether I've worked
them or not. I spotted one station while he was transmitting. At the same
moment the spot showed up on VE7CC I heard a loud DING from the spotted
station. Guess he has an alarm set to go off whenever he gets spotted. I
wonder how he did that as I'd like to do the same. Maybe N1MM will do this and
I just haven't noticed.

Lots of "funny" antenna problems.

All my fault for not making sure a newbie was on the right antenna. For
example, we probably spent 20 min calling DX on 20 using the 40m dipole.

The funniest one was when, after doing some audio level testing and setup after
recording a CQ wav file for Phil, he commented, after 10 minutes or so of CQing,
that 15 had totally died during the few minutes it took to do the audio stuff.
Checked 20 and it was dead too. Hmm... no storms or flares being reported -
weird. Then Phil suggested I check the antennas as he's not that familiar with
my setup. Oops.... the antenna switch is in the dummy load position.

I can remember a time in my life when I would have greeted such old fart
behaviour with scornful comments. Things look different now (for a start,
they're harder to see).

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results.
Got 2 newbies who will probably be back.
Phil had a good time and got a chance to contact some of his old G and VE3
contesting buddies from days of yore.
Considering that we were only on for 17 hours (ignoring the two hours during
which the newbies were operating), at this point in the cycle 486 Qs doesn't
look too bad at all for this modest station.

Thanks for the Qs everyone, and, in particular, thanks for your patience if you
got called by one of my newbies.

73, Jim VE7FO
 
VU2PAI(VU3DMP)   M/S HP   2,051,6402008-10-31 01:50:56
Its always amazing to see the heavens open up for the CQWW! 10 meters was a
complete DISASTER this year, never before has 10 been this bad as far as my 13
years of contesting goes. Operated from a farm house which belongs to Chandra
VU2RCT, about 50 miles from my qth. When we plugged in our radio on friday
evening to setup the station i almost dropped off my chair.. there was no
noise... no BAND NOISE AT ALL !! period.. wish the band was so quiet in my
shack where the local city static can be s9 + at times :-( ....

15 meters turned out to be THE band ! 40 meters and 80 was disappointing on
saturday night. but boy did it come alive on Sunday night!! i was having great
fun on 80 meters! and worked many a new dxcc ones for my 80 meters dxcc. I
think there was good participation from plenty of vu's this year, specially
when you have vu7,vu2 and vu4 on the air at the same time!! has never happened
before..
Will appreciate any comments from the stations who have worked me or heard me
in the contest..Special thanks to VU3DMP for joining me in the M/S effort and
of course to VU2RCT. Thanks also to VU2PTT who has been my guru for many years
now..
See you all in CQWW CW.. hmm my fingers are twiching already hi hi.. coz CW is
my first language lol

73
Pai , VU2PAI (ALSO VU7LD/VU2PAI DECEMBER 2006)

vu2pai@gmail.com
 
YM2W(OK1MU)   SOSB/10 HP   29,7442008-10-31 03:46:00
What to say... Band open in Ankara first day 2,5 and second day abt 1,5 hours..
Not any signal from UA,G,PY... Only two QSO with SA - LU1HF and FY5KE, only one
QSO from Asia - P33W... Top 5 DXCC QSOs - 48xSP, 38xOK, 36xI, 35xDL and 8xOM..


QSL via OK1TN.

Thanks for ALL QSOs and see you again in CW part...

Pavel
 
CX1CCC   M/S LP   541,5742008-10-31 04:52:36
We enjoy so much this contest...working in a team very glad and friendly.
Hope to participate in the next WWDXCW see you
73 Gus
 
OK1BN(@OK7K)   SOSB/80 HP   289,2622008-10-31 05:46:45
USED EQUIPMENT:
FT-1000MP-MARKV-Field
2x HOMEMADE 2x3-500z AMPLIFIERS
DIPOL @ 18M TO USA
INV VEE @ 15M TO JA

RX ANTS:
K9AY, BEVERAGES NA/SA - 353m, AF-170m, JA-220m


THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALL STATIONS WHO CALLED ME.

BEST 73!
PETR
 
DP4A(@DL2MWB)   M/2 HP   3,586,7002008-10-31 09:21:58
First attempt in M/2, this year's purpose was mainly on an educational basis to
let all operators get enough operating time and experience. Setup worked quite
well with almost no troubles. Unfortunately, no significant gain in QSOs
compared to last year but certainly too few mults.

STN1: IC756 PIII, Spiderbeam, 80M vertical, 160M 2x33m dipole
STN2: TS570, SteppIR, 40M rotary dipole

Thanks for the big fun

DD1MAT, DL2MWB, DH3MIT, DL1TS
and guests HB9ELV, DL1MHR
 
KP2B(WP3A)   SOAB LP   50,2552008-10-31 10:51:28
CLUB KP2B ( STX CONTEST CLUB ) I USED ONE KENWOOD TS-570 WITH ONE APARTMENT
ANTENNA MFJ AND 55 WATTS.

ATT WP3A
 
OM3RDX(OM6KW)   SOSB/80 LP   99,7502008-10-31 11:13:38
Rig: FT-1K, ANT: 28m high Vertical, Double Bazooka 14m over the ground. Nice
experience with LP and simple antennas. I hope to repeat this fun with better
antennas.

73
Rado OM6KW
 
AM7M(EC7ANC)   SOSB/40 HP   126,2462008-10-31 12:00:32
Sent as Check-log
 
HC8A(N6KT)   SOAB HP   14,935,1402008-10-31 12:13:42
Great contest despite difficult conditions on 10 and 15 meters! Best 160 meter
conditions I ever heard in HC8.

Special thanks to Dave, W6NL, for his many hours of technical support before
the contest. Also, big thanks to our hosts, Guido, HC8GR and Chelita, HC8FR.

Congratulations to Toni, OH2UA, at CU2X, for an outstanding score. Without my
QSO point advantage, he would have a higher score than me. Great job Toni!

73, Rich, N6KT
 
W8/T98T   SOSB(A)/40 HP   176,4782008-10-31 13:20:23
ANT 3EL WIRE MOXON VIA EU,2EL WIRE MOXON VIA VK/ZL,GP
RIG TS690S + 600W
 
C6APR   M/2 HP   4,153,9562008-10-31 14:02:00
It was hard to keep the operators in the chair with the excellent Bahamian food
served at the lodge and with the great WX.

The station was: two K3s, band pass filters, phased R5s on 10m-15m-20m, phased
Butternut verticals on 40m, 55 foot mast for 80m and 160m and N1MM Logger
software.

Based on the paper, "Antennas By N6LF"
<http://www.antennasbyn6lf.com/2008/08/hf-vertical-gro.html> we went with short
radials this time and they do work.

For the C6APR team,
Ed K3IXD
 
K5NA   M/S HP   3,378,3552008-10-31 15:31:58
Low band (160M & 80M)conditions were the best I have ever seen for this contest.
However, 10M and 15M conditions were about the worst. Is the bottom of the cycle
really over? I am not sure I would say that until I see the high bands
improving. Maybe next year.

We had a good crew that worked hard. But, as usual, we found it difficult to
crack through the east coast wall on 20M. We gave it our best effort.

Congratulations to K5TR and N0NI who turned in superb M/S scores from the
midwest.

73, Richard - K5NA
 
CX5TR   SOSB(A)/15 LP   80,4322008-10-31 16:22:18
CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB
 
IR4X   M/2 HP   13,319,0002008-10-31 16:49:37
PROPAGATION WAS AS WE EXPECT, VERY POOR. THE NEW ALLOWED FREQS ON 40 WITH THE
OPPORTUNITY TO WORK US ON ISO, DOESN'T HELP TO INCREASE OUR 40 METERS SCORE.
THE BAND FROM 7150 E 7200 IS FULL OF BRADCASTING SIGNALS SO LISTENING THERE WAS
A VERY HARD EXERCISE. THANKS FOR CALLING US AND SEE YOU ON CW.
 
K8AZ   M/S HP   4,131,8902008-10-31 19:28:44
Congratulations to K9RS for a great score, and special tip of the hats of the
'AZ Crew to the gang at N0NI, who really smoked us from deep in the midwest.

Excellent low band conditions, plus better-than-ARRL prop on 10 and 15. What a
relief to be able to get DXCC on 15m again!

This one was a little strange from 'AZ. Two of the regular stalwart "run" ops
had to cancel on short notice due to personal/family priorities, so we had to
scramble a bit to keep the chairs occupied. But as K6NA once said, "95% of
contesting is just showing up and not quitting.....even though you know you're
gonna be slaughtered."

'Twas a fun and satisfying weekend and we're really looking forward to CQWW
CW.

73,
Tom, K8AZ
 
N3RS   M/2 HP   8,083,0002008-10-31 20:04:02
Congratulations to John WE3C and his fine team for an outstanding result in the
M/2 category. Very well done, guys.

We weren't totally certain that this one would come off at N3RS this year.
Sig, N3RS, had been feeling poorly, and ultimately was diagnosed with a gall
bladder that needed removal, which was ultimately done laparoscopically on
October 6th. While this would seemingly be sufficient time to recuperate
before the contest, post-operative complications delayed set up of the station,
which had not been touched since the WAE CW contest in August. We did manage to
get it all together on Thursday night, which is definitely too late.

Like most contests, there were various highs and lows, lows first:

- Our run amplifier on 20m didn't heed the call, refusing to even turn on.
This one had not been used since February. Lesson learned: Exercise all the
gear well in advance. Luckily we had a spare.
- Our 10/160m amplifier died at midnight on Saturday, forcing us to cannibalize
the station to get back on 160m. We had to move the amp from the 2nd station on
20m to the 10/160 position, and finished the contest without any further
amplifier problems.
- Our host came down with the flu on Friday, and only operated about 1 hour at
teh very beginning of the contest, before calling it quits, and heading for
bed, where he stayed for most of the weekend. (He's feeling fine now, by the
way.)
- Conditions in general were poor, we thought, especially on the high bands, of
course. This made 20m even more of a snake pit that it would normally be. What
a mess.

High Points:
- The two new K3s worked well. The majority of our operators had never seen a
K3 in person.
- The pesky line noise was nowhere to be heard this weekend.
- 40m SSB is a whole new and better band. Perhaps the troops will gradually
migrate away from split operation on 75m, as well. We found best rate on 75
was split, as in the past. But we never made any split frequency CQs on 40m.
- It was a thrill to be sitting in the 15m chair on Sunday morning when the
band literally exploded at 13Z with the most fantastic opening I've ever heard
on that band from PA. It's all about the feed. In this case, it was like
every over resulted in a single loud caller. What fun, and the highlight of
the contest for me.

Thanks to Sig and Maryann for the hospitality.

Only 4 weeks to the Best Contest in the World - CQ WW CW!!!

73 - Dave N3RD for the N3RS Team
 
AH6RR   SOSB/15 LP   32,8862008-10-31 20:52:02
I had a blast with the new steppir using the Bi-directional working JA's and
South America at the same time. I know I did not get alot of Q's but it was fun
anyway.

73 and Good DX
Roland AH6RR
 
HK6P   SOAB HP   1,655,3752008-10-31 21:03:51
ICOM 765
HEATKIT SB 220 500W
MOSLEY TA53 AT 70 FEET UP
40 2 VERTICAL LOOP FIXED EUROPE
80 G5RV AT 55 FEET UP
MY BEST CQWW
TKS ALL STATIONS WORK ME, AND SORRY MANY STATIONS CALL ME NOT LISTEN
PSE QSL VIA QRZ.COM,LOTW OR BURO

HK6P
LUIS
 
LT1F   M/M HP   9,371,4402008-10-31 21:15:36
Equipment, only 3 stations:
IC 775 DSP (LU1FKR) + Drake L4B (LU1FKR) @ 800 W
TS 870 (LU8ADX) + AL1200 (LU8ADX) @ 1.0 Kw
IC 765 (LU1FKR) + TL922 (LU1FKR) @ 800 W

Antennas:
RX: 160/80 Beverage 230 mts To the North.
80 Mts: 2 el Delta loop to USA.
40 Mts: 3 el JVP @ 40 mts.
20 Mts: 5 el JVP @ 36 mts + 4 el JVP @ 20 MTs (No en stack)
15 Mts: 6 el JVP a 30 mts + 6 el JVP a 15 mts (stack)
10 Mts: 6 el JVP a 24 mts + 6 el JVP a 12 mts (No en stack)

Rain and thunderstorms ruined the party in the lower bands.

Thanks to everyone for the QSOs

QSL via AC7DX
CU next year!!!
Best 73 to all
Diego - LU8ADX / AY8A
 
9A2EU(@9A7T)   SOAB LP   1,668,6812008-10-31 23:06:08
S&P most of the time. Very difficult propagation. 20 meters was overcrowded, 15
was fair but managed only 1 hour run of 84 US stations and then conditions went
away. 10 meters was not existent just few very short Es to EA, EA6 and UR & UA6
and brief opening to South Africa. 40 meters was good but no possibility for
any run with low power, just s&p here. 80 & 160 were very good with some nice
runs into NA on 80 and to EU on 160. I felt asleep at Sunday sunrise and missed
some more multis on 80 & 160.
See you all in CQ WW DX CW Contest in four weeks.
73 de Zlatko, 9A2EU
 
RK3VWA   M/S LP   467,6102008-10-31 23:28:03
73!
 
E7DX(@E77DX)   M/S HP   8,987,8302008-11-01 01:30:04
this is our raw score before log check...

Unfortunatly station was not complitly ready for contest,
some of equipment was never in use before and we did´t have time
to test it, so just imagine how many and what kind of problem he have...
Unless those kind of problems our 6L 15m rotator did´t work propertly so we
was transmiting (reciving too) most of the time in wrong direction.
One Amp was broken (did´t have enough time to repair it).
we also stayed 2 times without power, on sonday morning and sonday afternon,
during good openings to JA and USA!
New 80m yagi performed very well and we are very happy about it!

Our congrats goes to 9A1T and TM6M for realy great scores!

73 es best dx
de OE1EMS/E77DX
for E7DX Team
Braco

p.s.
CU in CW



Setup:
160m Inv V @ 50m
80m 2L @ 50m + Inv V @ 29m
40m 2L shorty @ 32m
20m 5L @ 38m + 4L @ 32m
15m 6L @ 29m + KT34XA @ 20m
10m 6L @ 24m
2 x 200m beverage USA
1 x 200m beverage AF
1 x 200m beverage JA
1 x 200m beverage EAST
1 x 400m beverage WEST-SOUTHWEST

3 x FT-2000 + 1 x FT-1000MP
1 x OM 2500, 1 x OM-3500, 2 x home made amp
 
IZ5DKJ   SOAB HP   482,9442008-11-01 01:54:16
Very nice contest.
Setup yaesu ft-2000d
ant yagi + delta loop (80m).
Only 14h at the radio why my family and my work can not whait.
See next year.
 
ES5MC   SOSB/160 HP   81,6482008-11-01 02:29:49
Rig: TS-850 + PA (GU-43)
Ant: Inv L (vertical part ca 15m only), inv. vee @16m, 2 beverages

Pleased to claim a new top SSB score for Estonia on 160m with my modest antenna
& station setup. Even I worked a few US and Canada that I have not done before
in ssb on this band... :)

CU in November!

73, Arvo
 
OK1FHI(@OL7D)   SOSB/15 LP   123,9562008-11-01 05:47:10
IC746PRO 100W and 5 ele.Yagi + 3 ele.Yagi.
Thanks all for nice Qso.
Picture galery:http://picasaweb.google.cz/ok1fhi/CQWWSSB2008
73 Radek OK1FHI

http://web.telecom.cz/ok1fhi/index.html
 
PX2T(PY2DN)   SOSB/15 LP   337,7852008-11-01 06:52:47
TX/RX IC706MKII
ANTENA 4 EL MONO BAND
 
WE3C   M/2 HP   11,568,2222008-11-01 07:30:29
We experienced a huge improvement in our results over last year.

We tried to maximize our run station's performance by managing the band changes
carefully. This worked very well although it appears we may have missed a few
opportunities.

Our team's focus on keeping the run stations going was excellent, although
available operator time impacted our S&P efforts.

Propagation at times frustrated us, as we were able to hear many new
multipliers, but were unable to work them.

The most exciting station improvement was experienced with the recently
modified 40M beam. Our Q's almost doubled from last year and we are anxious to
see how well it performs in the CW contest.

Thanks to all the callers, the great competition and the sponsors for holding
this wonderful event.

And, a big thank you to everyone that helps maintain and improve the station.

A super special thank you to the WE3C Team for your outstanding efforts and
performance!

73,

The WE3C Team
www.we3c.com
 
FM5CD   SOAB HP   165,3622008-11-01 08:17:26
160/80 DUOBAND VERTICAL + K9AY
40/10 MULTIBAND VERTICAL
 
8P5A(W2SC)   SOAB HP   10,778,9902008-11-01 09:36:05
Real busy time for a contest and no time for a writeup

Worst high band conditions I have ever seen from 8P. 1500 fewer Q's on 10/15
than last year. I made more European Q's on 40 than on 15, and 2/3 as many on
80 as I made on 15. By contrast, the low bands were great. I felt loud on 80
and 160, and could hear very well after resolving a problem with my rx 4-square
that had been hounding me for a year. The low bands were so much fun that I
didn't want to take a break and hated to see the sun come up on Sunday
morning.

Besides fixing the receive antenna (tnx N6RK), I made a bunch of station
automation changes. Implemented computer control of the three rotors with a
custom interface. Did not have to touch the control boxes all weekend. Also
reimplemented the master control box that manages antennas, filters,
headphones, beverages, lockouts, and CW selection for the station. It is now
microprocessor controlled and is far more capable than before.

While conditions were way down, the station worked great and was definitely
operator limited.

Congratulations to Rich (HC8A) and welcome back to CQWW. Also hats off to Toni
(CU2X) on a truly remarkable score.

Thanks to my wife Kathleen for all of her help and thanks to all the ops for
the Q's and the moves.

See you in my annual low key effort for WW CW.

73, Tom W2SC 8P5A
 
WØETT   SOSB/20 LP   12,0272008-11-01 10:59:42
Got back from a family trip on Sunday afternoon and only could operate 3 hours.
Seemed like nice band conditions especially to S. A. and Asia.

73 Ken, W0ETT
Rig: IC756pro3 100w to TH7DX yagi.
 
CE1W   M/M HP   4,221,7882008-11-01 12:24:30
Once again CE1W on the air, step by step to the top, see you 2009
 
ON4UN(K2UO)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   178,7972008-11-01 12:56:28
My friend George, K2UO, a dear friend of mine for more than 30 years, finally
made it over here to do the long promised contest on 160m. He did really very
well, I think. With 90 countries on SSB, that is a very good score. Best DX
were HC8A and N7UA. George worked 133 North American stations, including
stations from Ca., Wa., Az., Ut., Wy., Nv. and 2 stations from the (as they
say) hard to work state of North Dakota! Antennas and equipment performed
flawlessly. The new K3 is FANTASTIC! George told me he would order one
immediately upon his return home! We had the 12 Beverages up with new feed
systems and relay boxes (all vacuum relays now, to get rid of contact oxidation
problems). The TX antenna is still the old trusty (39m tall vertical). See you
in the CW contest! Thanks to all of you who gave us a point. Sorry if you
called us, and if we did not hear you. 73 John, ON4UN
 
EC7AKV   SOSB/10 HP   16,6082008-11-01 13:58:55
Equipment is:

TRX: Icom IC-7400
Amp: Ameritron AL572 like 800-900w
Voice Keyer MFJ-434B and Heil Pro Set with HC-4

The Saturday good Propagation to EU but... the Sunday nothing to EU, Good
signals from AF and SA but nothing to Central America and NA.

Bye for now from

EC7AKV Alfonso
 
E77XZ(DK6XZ)   SOSB/20 HP   840,6242008-11-01 17:47:41
Hello everybody and thank you for rising the fun with your participation. It was
good decision to work 20m band: enough to be done and still time to have
reasonable rest. Last years E7/DK6XZ score of 15m effort was better, but no
reason to be unhappy. Good fun - scoring not bad!

I´m very sorry to have unluckly losed the power supply of my "big" linear
amplifier after first 12 hours, to continue to work with the "halfpower" of the
back-up PA. Missed luck also by unsuccessful calling of some SA/Caribbean
multipliers at the end of the contest - additional frustration to the
full-time-QRM at overcrowded band. Thanks to the Gentlemen of the OT5A Crew who
made QSY after my "reaction". Many other situations have unfortunatelly caused
duels and some kind of "fight" for the frequency. Not always at the fair
way...

Neverthless, a nice weekend with solid condx on 20m band. Hope to join in in
November, again from Bosnia.

73, Suad E77XZ/DK6XZ

Equipment used: FT1000MP + TL922 + X7 @25m rotary & TH7DX @14m fix to USA/EU.

QSO-Statistics: 1311 EU - 302 AS - 896 NA - 56 SA - 25 AF - 31 OC / 781 USA -
249 GB - 175 EU RUS - 140 JA - 132 DL ...

QSL via HC, DK6XZ.
 
YO5OED   SOAB LP   235,1762008-11-02 00:42:39
TKS CONTEST,
` 73 FERI YO5OED
 
LU6FOV   SOAB LP   351,1302008-11-02 03:42:14
TRX Yaesu FT-900. Ant. Yagui Monoband 5 elem. Homebrieu. 10 meters. Yagui 4
elements tri band 10-15-20 meters.
 
IR4M   M/S HP   9,252,2102008-11-02 05:56:42
This time Murphy kept away from our location and we were able to run the
whole contest without problems. Moreover, the improved setup and skills have
made this our all time best result in CQWW SSB. The nice conditions on LF
(specially during second night)have produced a good number of multipliers.
TI1R was really strong on Topband sunday morning, but....
A good run with USA sunday afternoon, but poor condition on 10m.
Nice to see Flavio, IK1SPR and Stefano, IK2QEI joining the team for the whole
contest. Many thanks to Claudio, IK4DCW for the great technical support.

Further info, photo's and more on www.ir4m.it

See you in CW part.

The IR4M team
 
DL4AC   SOAB LP   30,3032008-11-02 08:28:35
Unfortunately I retourned Saturday evening from a journey and so I had only a
few hours at Sunday for contesting. Propagation at lower bands up to 20m was
quite good, keeping in mind, that sunspot is at it's minimum. 15m was poor and
10m absolutely nothing to hear.

I had great fun with my simple setup: Icom 746 Pro with 100 Watts PEP into a
ZS6BKW about 11m over ground. Software: N1MM.

vy 73 de Uwe, DL4AC
 
KQ2M   SOSB/20 HP   1,312,2932008-11-02 09:49:40
**NEW US 20 SB UNASSISTED RECORD**

I have been fairly weak on 20 for years, listening in every contest to other
Northeastern stations have great EU/JA runs when I could barely get answers.
So when my towers were repeatedly hit by lightning in August of 2006, I decided
it was time to deal with my 20 and 40 problems. I planned to start my station
rebuild in early '07, but then got seriously ill and did not know if I would be
able to survive, much less hear normally again or operate contests.

After many major diet and lifestyle changes, my hearing mostly returned to
normal over the following 18 months, although the underlying problem
permanently remains. However, I was incredibly fortunate in that it became
clear that I would be able to contest again.

So, this past Summer I began slowly rebuilding my station and started with the
130' tower and new 20 meter monobanders. After many weeks of toil and at least
10 full days with Andy, N2NT on the tower, we complete my 3-stack of HG205Ca's
at 137' (rotatable), 82' fixed NE and 58' Fixed NE.

Although previous stations rebuilds had gone well, these 20's proved to be an
ongoing nightmare. The top 20 took 3 days to get up between repeatedly getting
tangled in the double sets of Guys (Star Guys), breaking an element and other
assorted problems. The middle 20 was a similar battle, but made much easier
due to learning from the top 20 misfortunes. The lower 20 went up well, but
then had terrible noise and we weren't sure whether it was a busted 20 meter
driven insulator, gunk in the elements (that could not be removed) or something
else.

The top 20 did not rotate properly on the Orion 2800. Sometimes it rotated,
sometimes it didn't. Mostly it rotated but not to where the control box said
it was. Constantly recailbrating it didn't really help either.

The I hooked up the 20 meter stackmaster which had been repaired and quickly
noticed that sometimes the relays would pull in and other times not, resulting
in audio "black holes" when I switched to certain antennas.

I was incredibly frustrated two weeks before the contest, that with all the
work I and Andy had done, we had a balky stackmasterm, a top 20 that would not
rotate properly and a lower 20 with noise problems. I was about ready to throw
in the towel on the 20's, but I was pissed off and determined NOT to have a
working station.

Andy came up again the week of the contest and he noticed that the lower 20
touched one of the guy wires when the wind was blowing hard, so we moved it up
and that problem went away. Then after several hours on the phone with M2 to
solve the Orion problem, I decided to make a new rotator cable and try that
with the Orion, and if that failed, then we would replace with a spare T2X that
I had. Faced with the prospect of being replaced, the Orion decided that it
liked the new rotator cable after all, and we left it in place.

The stackmaster however was a different matter. After the relays for the A & B
antennas continued being flaky, the relay for the D antenna died. I spent most
of Thursday afternoon before the contest hooking up a Stackmatch, which kep
blowing fuses and did not work, so it was back to the stackmaster for the
contest and I gritted my teeth for a frustrating weekend.

Realizing that I did not have any directional antennas for 20 (South), I
realized that I better put up a (drum roll........... Dipole). You laugh
now, but a dipole broadside South is a much better South American antenna than
a stack fixed NE!

Since I had three 20's and one of the stackmaster ports had died, it meant that
when I wanted the South Dipole, I had to manually switch between the stack and
the dipole with a 2-position Daiwa swtich. What a pain!

All was finished on Friday morning. I got on for a little while and worked a
small pileup and felt reasonably loud. Although I have felt loud on 10 and 15
before, I have NEVER felt loud on 20. I eagerly awaited the contest knowing
that we had classic bottom of the cycle conditions which meant that 20 would be
positively insane. I also felt some trepidation at not operating seriously for
2 1/2 years and haveing no idea whether my ears would be able to handle 30+
hours of picking through the qrm, qrn, splatter and general "crud".

At the start of the contest it was SA, call them one after another, CQ in
Spanish and hope that we got some band openings. Not much the first night and
super weak Zl/VK. KH6LC and others could not hear me. Even the PY's and LU's
disappeared adter 06z. I had 85 q's and 33 mults the first night.

I went to sleep late and woke up about about 5 AM (09z) and noticed LOUD EU
that could not hear my CQ's but could hear me call them. I went up and down
the band, worked a few good mults and realized that with the A/K numbers so
low, the polar path was wide open for those in daylight (EU/JA/Asia) and they
were busy working each other. The Eu shortskip was excellent and US simply
wasn't being heard. After an hour of mostly S & P, I settled in around 14173
and the band ERUPTED! WOW! Not only was I being heard, but there was a thick
"buzz" of weak EU stations calling continuously - somthing that I had NEVER
experience on 20 from my station before. The 20's were LOUD! HS/EX and other
juicy mults began to call in amid the ratemeter exceeding 200+. However the
joy was shortlived as the qrm closed in and it became a battle of wits with
some of the EU multis who could splatter 10 khz across and other interlopers
would took an s9 noise level as a quiet spot on the band to call cq on, and
then claim that they had been there for "hours".

The key to working a decent rate was to figure out how to time the end of a cq
or qrz so that the weak EU station would txmit when the loud EU splatterer
would be listening. It was possible to maintain 100-150/hr rates like this but
it was exhausting and frustrating. Still, being able to hold a freq. on the low
end of 20 and having endless callers, was a completely new experience for me at
my station and the excitement kept me going.

The qsb was rapid and deep and often a station would disappear after two or
three letters of the call making for endless repeats, which would then provide
the opportunity for a Eu or US station to think that the 3 second silence meant
a clear freq., and another 1-3 minute would be wasted with "Freq. in use -
please qsy". At point it reached absurdity as I spent almost 5 minutes
continuously fending off Eu and US stations that would cq on either side of me
300hz - 500hz away and then not move. It was 20 meters at the bottom of the
cycle with nowhere to go! UGH!

Between the splatter, the qrm and the qsb, copying signals was almost
impossible at times and I started experimenting with the controls of my
FT1000MP's - I found that between alternating between a combination of the IPO,
6-18 db attenuation and the notch filters as well as the 2.0khz filters, I could
usually dig out a station lond enough to qso them before they got buried again.
I didn't have time to get bored - each qso became a new adventure! :-)

The rates continued as I bounced around the band, trying to find holes where I
could here. I found that when I pointed the top antenna at Africa, africans
would call in, and when I pointed it at SA, South Americans would call in.
This was a new and exciting experience for me indeed! The South Dipole came in
handy when a Caribbean or SA station would open up on my freq. and try to drive
me away. I won most of the battles, but in the world of contesting, a new SA
mult is a lot more interesting to an Eu station than a KQ2!

There were several massive fadeouts on 20 during the day as the absorption
deepened - first around 1400z and then worse around 1700z. I used these
opportunities to experiement with different combinations and pointing the top
20 in different directions. There was very little longpath or skewpath and a
noticeable absence of Asian/african mults. I had a good Eu qso total, but no
great hopes for a big score.

I was keeping an eye out for a nasty rapidly developing coastal storm that was
aleady blowing 40-50 mph on gusts and threatened to get much worse. At 20z I
had trouble rotating the top 20 with an Orion! and the noise from the trees
outside was beginning to be heard over the headphones!

I swung the top 20 East and was rewarded with some juicy African calls V51YY,
TJ3SL, FR5MV and LP ZL/VK stations and a few JA's. I had a good freq and I
felt loud. THIS WAS FUN!!! At 2045z I swung the top 20 North and began my
first 20 meter JA run in many, many years. With my clear freq. I could hear
super weak stations calling me and when I switched to the South Dipole, I could
easily copy copy the SA and Caribbean callsigns. Shortly after, an HL1VAU and
9M8Z called in, followed by UA0IBX in zone 19 and a frwe more JA's. At 2230z
the wind was gusting savagely and a vicious squall line set up. The power was
"blinking" and I new that I would be off the air soon. The only question was
whether or not the power would fail and my contest would end. At 2337z I went
qrt with about 1440q's 35 zones and 127 countries. For the first time I began
to think about the possibility of breaking the 20 meter record which the late
KC1F, my friend Stu, had set in 1985.

The storm hit and fortunately I disconnected everything. We had a few more
power blips and at 03z I reconnected everything and was back on to a dead band.
I had left a wide open 20 at 2337z, but now there was nothing to work.
I checked back at 05z, but the band was dead here. Not a good sign for the
morning. I went back to sleep. My hearing wasn't doing so well, but it was
manageable and that was a joyous relief.

I awoke at 09z to a dead band. Nothing much happened until about 1025z when i
could s & p a few Eu/african stations. I realized that 20 was in poor shape
but the EU shortskip was loud. My only possibility of being heard was to go
high in the band, hope to find a clear spot and get lucky. 14331 was a good
freq. I could hera a "pin drop", but not for long as the Eu multis and US SO's
quickly were drive up to the high end of the band in frustration. The din was
incredible and NO ONE would move away. Apparently the frustration level had
been reached and people put down roots regardless of who was there or not.
Then the nets started up. By their frequency "entitlement", you would think
that they had discovered and bottled the cure for cancer!

I stuck it out for as long as I could, but knew that I was trapped on 20. I
found a (relatively) "clear spot" on 14181 and got a good run going juggling
the IPO, attenuators, notch and SSB filters to hear each caller until OX2A
parked on me. He wouldn't leave and all of EU and the US started calling him.
I moved again but finding another spot was nearly impossible. I bounced around
between 14167, 14331, 14199 and other places with death to my rate. The only
place to be was in multi-multi land between 14150 and 14160 where no one
bothered the multis who "lived there" and who had clear spots to listen on.
They had cool air and great rate while I was breathing splatter.

Then I lucked out and found a hole on 14157 and I had a great run for two hours
until VE2XAA and a few other interlopers crashed the freq. It took a lot of
effort and excellent timing over 20 minutes to finally encourage VE2XAA to go
away and the freq. was clear again. I was now working S2 Eu stations on a
perfectly clear freq. With any line noise (which came and went all weekend) or
the slightest hint of splatter, the hole would close and I would have to call cq
again and hope for someone louder to call me. I began to notice something
odd... The low 20 at 58' was hearing the weak I and G stations about 2 sunits
better than the middle 20 at 82'. I thought that maybe there was a high angle
path that was open, but was puzzled. The tack of 58' and 82' was always worse
to Eu, something that made little sense. This continued and the 82' antenna
became a "black hole" to EU. I swung the top antenna to the East hoping for
Africans and a few ZS's were kind enough to call in with 3V8SS, but little
else. From time to time a loud UA0 in zone 18 would call in, and would
disappear on the 58' as well as the 137' antenna, but the stack would hear them
best. Propagation was sure head-scratching but I stayed with the stack just in
case something strange had happened. (Something had - I just didn't know it
yet).

I was getting close to the record now, but cndx were fairly punk and the rate
was really, really slow. I kept cqing with the stack split between Africa and
EU and CN, JY, 9H and a few other mults called in along with the very steady
but very slow trickle of G, 2E0, I, EI, PA and other NW European stations.
With a clear freq and MUF dropping below 14 mhz, many other stations were on
other bands so there was little competition for my freq. I was comfortably
nestled between NQ4I and W3LPL at a "safe" distance from both and we all
prospered and protected each other over the next few hours. Occasionally
someone would try to sneak between W3LPL and myself and we would both pounce on
them. They would leave quickly. :-))))

I finally turned the top 20 to Japan and nothing happened. So I swung it back
South and TO5DX immediately called me follwed by 5H3EE and a few more ZS' and
longpath VK/ZL Caribgean stations. The rate was a steady one per miinute and
the points continued to pileup hour after hour, slowly and steadily. In the
20z hour J39BS and HP1ALX called in for new mults and the trickle of Italian
stations continued along with the occasion Zone 33 and VK station. I swung the
antenna back to JA, still running the 3-stack and the JA' started to slowly
call. I was now at about 2400 q's with 37 zones and 136 countries for 1.17 meg
and a **NEW US RECORD** with three hours to go!

At 2058za weak KG6DX called in for a double mult. I was very exceited until I
realized that I had switched to the South dipole to work ZX2X so KG6DX had
heard me and called in on my 40 foot high 20 meter Dipole! WOW! amazing what
a clear freq. can do for you! Feeling pretty foolish, I switched back to the
3-stack and began a nice JA run with Zl/VK/VE and occasional zone 14 and 33
stations calling in. At 2201z T8IC called in for another mult followed by
DU3NXE, CP1FF and YB2DX for a few more. 20 had finally opened to Asia other
than JA and I was working new mults at a fast clip! At 2300z the first big
fade hit, a sign that the JA run was going to end rapidly. I ran up the band
and worked everything that I could hear including TG9ANF and BV0J for new mults
and a few more China and JA stations. All the Asiana stations were hearing me
right through the big pileups - I was LOUD!

Final Score and NEW US Record:
2536 38 145 = 1.312,293 before UBN's

Old record:
2176 36 140 = 1,131,328 KC1F @ K1OX (1985)

I feel very fortunate to have beaten Stu's record and I congratulate him again
for setting a standard that has stood for 23 years! I enjoyed competing
against him for many years when he was at K1EA and I was at KM1H. He was a
great op and friend and I will miss him.

Epilogue:

Monday morning dawned and I found out why the 82' antenna had become a "black
hole" for EU. The 70+ mph wind gusts Saturday night had blown the antenna from
45 degrees to 10 degrees. This explains why the low 58' antenna was best for EU
all day on Sunday and why I worked ONE Zone 19 and almost no zone 17/21/22
stations on Saturday compared to 7 zone 18/19 stations plus a raft of zone
17/21/22 stations on Sunday!

Since I was on the 20 before first light on Sunday, I did not realize that the
antenna had been blown so far off course. I would have operated differently on
Sunday had I realized what happened. As it turns out, one of the power blips
resulted from a tree falling on my road and taking out a power pole. Down the
hill from me 40 homes on my street lost power but I thankfully did not. I was
very lucky!

Thanks for all the q's and for the Dxpedition stations this past weekend. This
was one of the most memorable and fun contests for me in 35 years of operating!
It was great to say hello to many old friends.

CU in CQWW CW!!!

73 Bob KQ2M

kq2m@earthlink.net
 
VK9DWX   M/M HP   3,726,5862008-11-02 11:49:27
Conditions dictated to leave Willis Island a day earlier than originally
planned. Thus, only 20 hours were actually left to participate in this event.
 
YR5S   M/S LP   133,6502008-11-02 12:10:14
CONTEST : CQ-WW-SSB


CATEGORY : MULTI-ONE 20M LOW

CALLSIGN : YR5S

OPERATORS: YO5NL & YO5AUV
CLUB : RADIOCLUB

NAME : CQ SOLOVANUL SIGHETU MARMATIEI
ADDRESS : str.Iuliu Maniu nr.31, Sighetu Marmatiei



Band QSOs Points Multiplier
-----------------------------------------
3.5 127 129 40 + 6
7 104 140 42 + 12
14 110 149 38 + 11
21 109 257 33 + 16
-----------------------------------------
TOTAL 450 675 153 + 45

SCORE : 133650
===================




Remarks:






"I have observed all competition rules as well as
all regulations for Amateur Radio in my country.
My report is correct and true to the best of my knowledge."

Signed CQ SOLOVANUL SIGHETU MARMATIEI
 
PV2P(PY2DY)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   25,9122008-11-02 13:24:46
SET UP STATION:

TX-RX. FT 2000.
AMPL. FT 2100 B 400 WATTS.
ANTENNA 2 ELEM. SHORT WIRE YAGI.
MIC. HEIL PRO SET PLUS
LOG. N1MM
 
JQ1BVI   SOAB(A) HP   1,692,7382008-11-02 15:52:46
SSN shows 0. However, condition was better.
It was suitable for the many stations of
WestCost in 14M during the second day.
Happy a long time. I made 183Q/h(LastQSO100).
Logingsoft used Wintest. However, the mistake
of a lot of Zone namber of USA Stations was found.
I was perplexed. Does you mend every time and use it???
Thank you for the contact with a lot of station.
 
IR9Y(@IT9BLB)   M/S HP   6,283,5932008-11-02 16:03:28
First time together for some members of the local
ARI's radioclub: a very big fun!
Also first try in a CQWW Contest for a lot of
the team members.
We had to work hardly to rebuild an old contest
site to have a sufficient setup for a M/S entry.
Murphy's tipical action: during the night, just
one hour before the contest start, a couple of
cows went inside the property and fully destroyed
our K9AY, the only RX antenna available for
low bands :-((
No big targets - No big troubles - Big fun anyway!

See you in the CW leg!
Joe, IT9BLB
 
K1IM   SOSB/20 HP   236,4122008-11-03 07:54:20
After doing very well the first day, power went down here in NE CT for over 20
hours ! The second day I operated out of my car with an IC-706 and 500 watt
mobile amp ! I was unable to run stations to any good extent. At about 4PM
local on day two, I resumed full power out of my shack, but it was too late for
running any significant numbers by then. I look forward to the CW test under I
hope less stormy conditions. CU all then and again in Dayton.

Tom, K1IM (ex WA8TTS)
 
YV4A   M/M HP   13,404,6002008-11-03 12:14:28
HARMONY BETWEEN OLD AND NEW HAMS, HARD WORK AND LOTS OF FUN.
 
OP4A   SOSB/80 HP   89,8892008-11-03 13:06:09
Trx; IC746 + FL2500 (600watts)
Ant; Inv V 13meter Apex
Worked only Saturday from 00;00 utc till saturday 07;00utc
and saturday from 17;15utc till sunday 08;00utc,
because of QRL i dont worked on sundayevening.
Logging was SD by EI5DI and it was super.


Best 73 to all and till CQWW CW part....
 
W4NTI   SOAB HP   16,0372008-11-03 13:56:03
Wish I had more time....boy that sunspot sure helped.
HI.
 
EA7OT   SOAB LP   260,9252008-11-03 14:28:36
73s, de EA7OT...
 
CN2B(OH2BH)   SOSB/20 HP   2,017,0962008-11-03 21:22:22
CONTESTING FROM THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO AS CN2B

When Jim, W7EJ/CN2R invited me to visit and run his station in Casablanca in
the CQWW 2008, I was delighted. Not only was his station one of those few
running in the front row of any worldwide radio competition but his was also
the third station to break the 20-million score. Besides, we knew each
other from the time we were both on the same payroll in Beaverton, Oregon as
young chaps.

And what a sight it was that greeted us on our arrival in Casablanca. Those
three towers no doubt dominated the skyline of that interesting city. I also
had the privilege to meet Jim's host, Ali, CN8TW plus a friendly local
bunch, such as Mohammed, CN8KD and Youssef, CN8YZ, and taste some local
delicacies. All this adding to Jim's immediate team headed by station
technician Brian.

The contest weekend was unique since 20M closed earlier than usual and
only provided 33 hours of operating time - and only 1200 U.S. QSOs - but gladly
no bed sores. Meanwhile, during those hours contest stations were just rolling
in - yours included!

It was a worthwhile trip in my never-ending search for an optimum radio
location, of meeting the cast of characters plus seeing the planet - our
devoted playing field. I flew home with 4000 QSOs and a suitcase full of
Moroccan cookies and many fond memories.

I did not cut the finish line first; but not to worry, the one ahead of me
was Jeff, N5TJ at VP2E, with the highest score ever in CQWW under his
belt. In my old age, I was no longer up to any miracles.

Until CQWW CW, Martti, OH2BH/CN2B
 
K5TR   M/S HP   3,627,9872008-11-03 22:04:13
Another fine CQ WW SSB contest. The low bands were great from here in Texas.
160 was the best I can ever recall for any contest. It was amazing to easily
work EU stations on SSB. N5RZ and I were the full time ops. WM5R stopped by
on Saturday for about 7 or 8 hours so that we could get some sleep. N5TR sopped
by for a few hours on Sunday afternoon for another good break.

Congratulations to the fine scores by K5NA, K8AZ, N0NI, K9RS and I am sure
others I am forgetting.


Callsign Used : K5TR
Operators : N5RZ, N5TR, K5TR, WM5R
Category : Multi-Single

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
___________________________________________________________

160SSB 44 44 108 43 14
80SSB 149 148 350 87 26
40SSB 552 549 1285 118 31
20SSB 893 885 1869 140 37
15SSB 600 588 1613 114 33
10SSB 74 74 198 16 10
___________________________________________________________

Totals 2312 2288 5423 518 151

Final Score = 3627987 points.

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

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

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

40 - Force 12 240N at 120'
- Cushcraft 40-2CD at 87'
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long

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


160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 2 15 94 211 23 6 351
VE calls = 1 19 44 100 44 0 208
N.A. calls = 17 31 36 61 40 6 191
S.A. calls = 7 13 48 70 99 61 298
Euro calls = 12 42 190 247 229 0 720
Afrc calls = 4 9 20 21 21 0 75
Asia calls = 0 1 15 29 6 0 51
JA calls = 0 6 60 95 83 0 244
Ocen calls = 1 13 45 59 55 1 174

Total calls = 44 149 552 893 600 74 2312



HR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOTAL SCORE
-- ----- ------- -------- -------- -------- ------- ------ --------- -----
0 --- --- 24/18 41/41 51/20 --- 116/79 116/79 0.02M
1 --- 15/22 18/21 49/8 --- --- 82/51 198/130 0.06M
2 12/18 7/8 21/15 24/3 --- --- 64/44 262/174 0.11M
3 3/4 17/22 42/24 --- --- --- 62/50 324/224 0.17M
4 4/5 11/13 37/7 --- --- --- 52/25 376/249 0.22M
5 4/4 4/5 23/7 --- --- --- 31/16 407/265 0.25M
6 5/6 7/7 44/8 --- --- --- 56/21 463/286 0.29M
7 2/3 3/6 29/9 --- --- --- 34/18 497/304 0.34M
8 1/2 23/3 11/6 --- --- --- 35/11 532/315 0.37M
9 --- 1/1 31/5 2/2 --- --- 34/8 566/323 0.41M
10 --- 1/1 20/4 --- --- --- 21/5 587/328 0.44M
11 --- 4/6 10/2 1/2 --- --- 15/10 602/338 0.46M
12 --- 1/1 3/1 37/42 --- --- 41/44 643/382 0.57M
13 --- --- 11/2 11/12 25/27 --- 47/41 690/423 0.69M
14 --- --- --- 12/13 79/8 --- 91/21 781/444 0.83M
15 --- --- --- 16/4 44/30 --- 60/34 841/478 0.98M
16 --- --- --- 3/3 42/17 3/6 48/26 889/504 1.09M
17 --- --- --- 40/4 11/6 2/3 53/13 942/517 1.19M
18 --- --- --- 56/3 3/3 2/3 61/9 1003/526 1.27M
19 --- --- --- 80/10 3/3 2/3 85/16 1088/542 1.38M
20 --- --- --- 99/2 2/3 2/4 103/9 1191/551 1.48M
21 --- --- 1/1 43/3 50/1 --- 94/5 1285/556 1.60M
22 --- --- 4/4 24/0 37/1 --- 65/5 1350/561 1.72M
23 --- --- 2/2 36/3 27/2 --- 65/7 1415/568 1.83M
0 --- 2/2 --- 11/2 8/0 --- 21/4 1436/572 1.88M
1 1/2 5/5 34/0 4/0 --- --- 44/7 1480/579 1.97M
2 3/4 5/3 16/1 --- --- --- 24/8 1504/587 2.04M
3 2/2 1/1 18/0 --- --- --- 21/3 1525/590 2.08M
4 2/2 10/1 9/1 --- --- --- 21/4 1546/594 2.12M
5 3/3 4/3 5/0 --- --- --- 12/6 1558/600 2.16M
6 --- 2/2 49/1 --- --- --- 51/3 1609/603 2.25M
7 2/2 --- 11/4 --- --- --- 13/6 1622/609 2.30M
8 --- 10/0 19/1 --- --- --- 29/1 1651/610 2.35M
9 --- --- 26/2 --- --- --- 26/2 1677/612 2.39M
10 --- 1/0 24/2 --- --- --- 25/2 1702/614 2.43M
11 --- 8/1 8/1 --- --- --- 16/2 1718/616 2.46M
12 --- 7/0 2/0 19/6 --- --- 28/6 1746/622 2.52M
13 --- --- --- 16/0 24/6 --- 40/6 1786/628 2.61M
14 --- --- --- 2/3 50/8 --- 52/11 1838/639 2.75M
15 --- --- --- 12/1 29/1 --- 41/2 1879/641 2.83M
16 --- --- --- 39/0 15/1 --- 54/1 1933/642 2.93M
17 --- --- --- 27/0 31/3 --- 58/3 1991/645 3.05M
18 --- --- --- 14/2 2/2 19/0 35/4 2026/649 3.12M
19 --- --- --- 25/2 33/1 --- 58/3 2084/652 3.21M
20 --- --- --- 3/3 12/0 28/2 43/5 2127/657 3.31M
21 --- --- --- 1/1 9/0 12/4 22/5 2149/662 3.37M
22 --- --- --- 102/1 1/1 3/0 106/2 2255/664 3.52M
23 --- --- --- 44/1 12/3 1/1 57/5 2312/669 3.63M
D1 31/42 94/95 331/136 574/155 374/121 11/19 1415/568
D2 13/15 55/18 221/13 319/22 226/26 63/7 897/101
TO 44/57 149/113 552/149 893/177 600/147 74/26 2312/669

Gross QSO's=2312 Dupes=24 Net QSO's=2288

Unique callsigns worked = 1627

The best 60 minute rate was 125/hour from 1944 to 2043
The best 30 minute rate was 166/hour from 1942 to 2011
The best 10 minute rate was 198/hour from 1943 to 1952

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSO's/minute 2 times.
5 QSO's/minute 11 times.
4 QSO's/minute 28 times.
3 QSO's/minute 125 times.
2 QSO's/minute 398 times.
1 QSO's/minute 938 times.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 22
4 735
5 824
6 680
7 3
8 6
9 9
10 9

------------ 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 0.1
3DA 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
3V 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
4L 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4O 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
4X 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.2
5B 0 1 2 3 2 0 8 0.3
5R 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
5Z 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6W 1 1 2 2 2 0 8 0.3
6Y 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
8P 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
9A 1 1 4 5 2 0 13 0.6
9K 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
9L 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
9M2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
9M6 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
9V 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
9Y 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
A7 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
BV 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
BY 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.2
C6 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
CE 0 0 3 5 8 5 21 0.9
CM 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
CN 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.3
CP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
CT 0 1 4 5 4 0 14 0.6
CT3 0 1 4 4 2 0 11 0.5
CU 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
CX 0 0 3 6 6 7 22 1.0
D4 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
DL 0 2 19 25 12 0 58 2.5
DU 0 0 1 4 2 0 7 0.3
E5/s 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
E7 0 2 2 4 3 0 11 0.5
EA 1 3 25 26 30 0 85 3.7
EA6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
EA8 1 2 5 3 3 0 14 0.6
EA9 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
EI 1 2 2 3 13 0 21 0.9
EK 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ER 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
ES 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.2
EU 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
F 1 1 11 14 15 0 42 1.8
FG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FM 1 2 1 1 3 1 9 0.4
FO 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FS 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
FY 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.3
G 1 1 11 12 46 0 71 3.1
GD 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
GI 0 1 1 2 5 0 9 0.4
GM 1 2 1 1 15 0 20 0.9
*GM/s 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
GU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
GW 0 1 2 1 4 0 8 0.3
HA 0 1 2 4 1 0 8 0.3
HB 0 1 3 1 3 0 8 0.3
HB0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
HC 0 1 2 6 1 0 10 0.4
HC8 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.3
HI 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 0.2
HK 1 2 5 4 6 2 20 0.9
HL 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
HP 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 0.2
HR 1 2 3 2 3 2 13 0.6
HS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
I 0 1 25 30 18 0 74 3.2
*IG9 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.1
IS 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
*IT9 0 1 1 5 1 0 8 0.3
J2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
J3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
J8 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
JA 0 6 59 93 80 0 238 10.4
JW 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
K 2 15 94 208 23 6 348 15.2
KG4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KH0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
KH2 0 1 2 1 3 0 7 0.3
KH6 1 3 6 10 8 1 29 1.3
KH8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KL 1 1 3 11 1 0 17 0.7
KP2 1 1 2 3 4 0 11 0.5
KP4 1 1 4 5 4 1 16 0.7
LA 1 1 2 1 3 0 8 0.3
LU 0 2 9 17 28 21 77 3.4
LX 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
LY 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
LZ 0 1 2 3 1 0 7 0.3
OA 0 1 2 1 2 2 8 0.3
OE 0 1 3 4 1 0 9 0.4
OH 0 1 6 8 7 0 22 1.0
OH0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
OK 0 1 6 9 3 0 19 0.8
OM 0 1 3 4 2 0 10 0.4
ON 1 1 5 6 4 0 17 0.7
OX 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
OZ 0 0 1 4 1 0 6 0.3
P4 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.3
PA 0 1 5 7 4 0 17 0.7
PJ2 1 1 3 2 3 2 12 0.5
PY 0 1 13 20 35 20 89 3.9
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
S5 0 1 6 11 3 0 21 0.9
SM 0 0 2 4 4 0 10 0.4
SP 1 1 5 5 1 0 13 0.6
SU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
SV 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.2
SV5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
T32 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
T8 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
TG 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.1
TI 1 2 2 2 3 1 11 0.5
TK 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
TR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
UA 0 1 2 7 2 0 12 0.5
UA2 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
UA9 0 0 4 8 0 0 12 0.5
UN 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
UR 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.3
V2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
V3 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.3
V4 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.3
V5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
V8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VE 1 19 44 98 43 0 205 9.0
VK 0 4 22 22 18 0 66 2.9
VK9N 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.1
VP2E 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
VP2V 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.3
VP5 1 2 2 2 2 0 9 0.4
VP9 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
VR 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
VU7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
XE 1 5 4 11 1 0 22 1.0
YB 0 0 5 1 6 0 12 0.5
YL 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
YN 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
YO 0 1 4 3 0 0 8 0.3
YU 0 0 5 5 2 0 12 0.5
YV 1 1 2 1 2 0 7 0.3
Z3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
ZF 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.1
ZK2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
ZL 0 3 5 13 8 0 29 1.3
ZP 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.2
ZS 0 1 1 2 4 0 8 0.3
-------------------------------------------------------------------

------------ 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 9 22 98 118 169 0 416 18.0
15 3 15 76 105 47 0 246 10.6
25 0 6 59 96 80 0 241 10.4
04 1 10 57 136 18 5 227 9.8
05 1 10 46 99 28 1 185 8.0
03 1 13 33 69 14 0 130 5.6
08 12 16 19 28 26 3 104 4.5
13 0 2 12 23 34 28 99 4.3
11 0 1 14 21 37 21 94 4.1
30 0 4 17 22 19 0 62 2.7
09 6 7 14 14 15 4 60 2.6
07 3 7 8 9 11 3 41 1.8
33 2 6 14 11 8 0 41 1.8
20 0 4 11 14 8 0 37 1.6
32 0 3 5 16 10 0 34 1.5
31 1 4 7 11 9 1 33 1.4
10 1 3 5 8 5 3 25 1.1
16 0 2 5 11 4 0 22 1.0
12 0 0 3 5 8 5 21 0.9
06 1 5 4 10 1 0 21 0.9
28 0 0 8 5 7 0 20 0.9
01 1 1 3 12 2 0 19 0.8
27 0 1 5 6 7 0 19 0.8
35 2 2 4 3 3 0 14 0.6
38 0 1 2 4 5 0 12 0.5
24 0 0 4 5 1 0 10 0.4
02 0 1 3 2 4 0 10 0.4
40 0 1 2 4 2 0 9 0.4
21 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 0.3
29 0 1 5 1 0 0 7 0.3
18 0 0 4 2 0 0 6 0.3
19 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.2
17 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
39 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
37 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
34 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
22 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
36 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
26 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 44 148 549 885 588 74 2288

Multi-band QSO's
----------------
1 bands 1240
2 bands 215
3 bands 94
4 bands 56
5 bands 20
6 bands 2

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

HC8A HK3RA

----- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O ' s -----
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 9 34 279 565 324 29
 
ON5KQ   SOSB/40 HP   151,1562008-11-04 03:18:04
Only first night and some hours in the afternoon - I closed down the station at
about 21h local time on the first day as I had some other plans for sunday..

RIG: FT-1000MP + homemade PA (1kW)
ant: 4square over 2000m2 steel 15m elevated over saltwater
www.on5kq.be
 
YR8V(YO4RIU)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   282,4602008-11-04 06:02:29
TNX TO ALL AND HOPE TO MEET AGAIN NEXT CONTEST
 
HB9DUR(@HB9EI)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   126,1702008-11-04 06:50:02
Big effort to raise alone the 40m 4-sqr system which performed good. New
experience with such an antenna. Lost all Sunday for family commitments and RTX
fail.
 
E79D   SOSB/40 LP   177,4442008-11-04 07:56:47
FT-2000,MOXON 2el@20,IV@17,GP
 
K2WK(@K2WK/4)   SOAB(A) HP   653,3302008-11-04 09:33:58
Rig : Icom IC-756 Pro 3; Alpha 87a
Antennas : Wires <= 0 dBd gain.
Soapbox : 99% S& P
 
V26B   M/2 HP   10,940,4542008-11-04 10:31:05
Not our best effort, but we had a lot of station issues including a direct
lightning strike to the 40m tower sometime. Only 5 ops & 2 stations this year.
 
TC4X(OH2PM)   SOSB/20 HP   927,0002008-11-04 11:04:27
It was a new and encouraging experience to work CQWW from the Mediterranean
coast of Turkey.
The antenna was 2el SteppIR on top of an 8m telescopic mast on the roof of a
9-floor building, 100m away from the coast line. The antenna was erected in
August for the European DX Contest. East and Southeast directions were blocked
by mountains. Equipment used were FT1000MP and 91B amplifier. The birectional
mode of SteppIR was very useful. When beaming to Eastern Europe Africa is right
behind. I called often my CQs in bidictional mode and collected 35 African QSOs,
by far my personal all time best on 20m.
The NA openings were surprisingly short. The Sunday evening opening was missed
by heavy rain and continuous flashes of lightnings.I had to disconnet antenna
and stay away from radio. Thus the number of NA QSOs was to my disappointment
only 190 instead of the expected 1000. Hope better luck during the CW part.

See you in contests again de Pertti, OH2PM recently QRV as OG2P.
 
OL1X   M/2 HP   4,824,6662008-11-04 12:35:45
RIG: position A - FT1000 mV Field + TL922
position B - FT1000 mV Field + TL922

ANT: inv Vee for 160m, loop for 80m, 5 el OWA for 20m, 6 el OWA for 15m,
ECO tribander with 40m ext. kit., ECO DHF6 mult.bander,dipol for 40m

Thanks to anyone who made a call and see you next time.
And as always - big thanks to Radek, OK1MAL, for all his support during last
year.
73!
Pavel, OK4PA (on behalf of OL1X)
 
CT1JLZ(OK1RF)   SOSB/20 HP   1,034,1802008-11-04 14:01:21
Same problem like in former times. High level industrial noise from EDP power
line.Thank all who called.
73 ! Jiri, CT1JLZ / OK1RF
 
HD5J   M/S HP   2,055,6102008-11-04 18:33:09
We ,Team Japan in Ecuador, enjoyed the contest from Ecuador with low band wire
antena and 20m15m10 2ele triband HB9CV with TS-570 fl2100Z.
 
9A2L(9A3AG)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   419,3162008-11-05 03:33:42
Will be bether next time...

73's

Sasa 9A3AG
 
G4MKP   SOAB HP   416,8172008-11-05 09:40:57
Set-up:
K3 + Challenger 3 Amp.
Antennas:

160m - random 130' wire
80m - Inverted L with six radials
40m - 1/4 wave vertical with one radial. Dipole at 25'
20/15/10m - A3S driven element only at apporx 30'.

That was tough going from start to finish. Sorry for the endless requests for
repeats but the EU wall was killing me. I was able to run quite well on 80m but
failed miserably to make any decent runs elsewhere. Nice opening for me to
Central/South America on 15m Sunday afternoon. My one and only Q on 10m was
3V8. Bring on the cw leg.

See you soon and thanks for the Qs.

Cheers,
Terry
G4MKP
 
HQ3Z   M/M HP   13,577,6202008-11-05 15:15:24
Packet spotting not used to permit others to have higher scores than us.

Rigs/antennas:

160: Top-loaded vertical + 2 raised resonant radials on beach
IC-751 (listen on vertical) slaved to N6AA's hosed K3 w/ EU Bev
Alpha 86 (moved down the hill from 15 at night)
80: Vertical near beach w/ EU/JA Beverages
K3 + Alpha 78 (or 76PA or something)
40: 2 verticals on beach (driven + refl)
dipole on top of hill hotel (KM3T spotted on 40 at night)
K3 + Swan Mark-1
20: 3el Yagi on top of hill hotel (~200' ASL)
K3 + AL-811?
15: 3el Yagi on top of hill hotel (~200' ASL)
K3 + Alpha 86
10: 4el Yagi on top of hill hotel (~200' ASL)

S-3 power line noise on high bands

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 06g) by K5KA

Contest: CQ-WW-SSB
Callsign: HQ3Z
Category: MULTI-OP
Operators: HR2J, I8QLS, KM3T, N6AA, N6UWW, N6VI, W1NA, W6NV, W6XD, WB6BFG

-------------- 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 63 149 134 170 48 4 568 568 6.1
0100 46 144 143 81 20 1 435 1003 4.6
0200 10 107 136 17 1 0 271 1274 2.9
0300 2 68 106 0 0 0 176 1450 1.9
0400 0 96 94 0 0 0 190 1640 2.0
0500 0 70 92 0 0 0 162 1802 1.7
0600 0 88 65 0 0 0 153 1955 1.6
0700 0 57 61 7 0 0 125 2080 1.3
0800 0 26 88 15 0 0 129 2209 1.4
0900 0 70 43 0 0 0 113 2322 1.2
1000 0 71 82 1 0 0 154 2476 1.6
1100 0 34 86 21 0 0 141 2617 1.5
1200 0 0 42 149 2 0 193 2810 2.1
1300 0 0 7 107 49 0 163 2973 1.7
1400 0 0 15 64 88 0 167 3140 1.8
1500 0 0 4 10 186 1 201 3341 2.1
1600 0 0 0 30 135 12 177 3518 1.9
1700 0 0 0 108 135 4 247 3765 2.6
1800 0 0 0 159 123 6 288 4053 3.1
1900 0 0 0 145 120 40 305 4358 3.3
2000 0 0 0 157 118 19 294 4652 3.1
2100 0 0 23 163 91 34 311 4963 3.3
2200 0 0 7 190 84 8 289 5252 3.1
2300 0 2 19 157 103 4 285 5537 3.0
0000 0 8 68 134 45 0 255 5792 2.7
0100 87 13 91 39 0 0 230 6022 2.5
0200 61 17 74 24 0 0 176 6198 1.9
0300 68 22 60 14 0 0 164 6362 1.8
0400 36 13 63 0 0 0 112 6474 1.2
0500 36 81 34 0 0 0 151 6625 1.6
0600 50 49 26 0 0 0 125 6750 1.3
0700 28 33 54 0 0 0 115 6865 1.2
0800 3 23 54 5 0 0 85 6950 0.9
0900 1 32 54 0 0 0 87 7037 0.9
1000 10 22 64 0 0 0 96 7133 1.0
1100 14 19 45 19 22 0 119 7252 1.3
1200 0 2 44 54 96 0 196 7448 2.1
1300 0 0 2 72 42 0 116 7564 1.2
1400 0 0 5 11 33 0 49 7613 0.5
1500 0 0 1 17 14 1 33 7646 0.4
1600 0 0 1 26 66 3 96 7742 1.0
1700 0 0 4 36 46 2 88 7830 0.9
1800 0 0 1 88 121 12 222 8052 2.4
1900 0 0 2 38 155 5 200 8252 2.1
2000 0 0 3 56 94 1 154 8406 1.6
2100 0 0 7 41 141 5 194 8600 2.1
2200 0 0 34 86 85 4 209 8809 2.2
2300 0 7 44 104 65 0 220 9029 2.3
------------------------------------------------------
Total 515 1323 2082 2615 2328 166 9029

Gross QSO's=9366 Dupes=337 Net QSO's=9029

Unique callsigns worked = 5775

The best 60 minute rate was 576/hour from 0018 to 0117
The best 30 minute rate was 598/hour from 0027 to 0056
The best 10 minute rate was 630/hour from 0027 to 0036

The best 1 minute rates were:
15 QSO's/minute 1 times.
14 QSO's/minute 3 times.
13 QSO's/minute 4 times.
12 QSO's/minute 7 times.
11 QSO's/minute 12 times.
10 QSO's/minute 27 times.
9 QSO's/minute 31 times.
8 QSO's/minute 51 times.
7 QSO's/minute 107 times.
6 QSO's/minute 160 times.
5 QSO's/minute 255 times.
4 QSO's/minute 406 times.
3 QSO's/minute 528 times.
2 QSO's/minute 551 times.
1 QSO's/minute 453 times.

There were 5408 bandchanges and 2461 (27.3%) probable 2nd radio QSO's.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 43
4 3551
5 3239
6 2122
7 27
8 26
9 9
10 12

------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3V 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
4X 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
5B 0 1 3 1 4 0 9 0.1
5H 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5U 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5Z 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6W 1 0 0 2 2 0 5 0.1
6Y 1 1 2 1 2 1 8 0.1
8P 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
9A 1 2 5 5 10 0 23 0.3
9K 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9M6 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
9V 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
9Y 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
A4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A7 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
BV 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
BY 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0.0
C6 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
CE 0 0 0 3 5 4 12 0.1
CM 1 1 9 1 0 0 12 0.1
CN 1 1 1 3 1 0 7 0.1
CP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CT 0 5 1 6 6 0 18 0.2
CT3 1 3 3 3 3 0 13 0.1
CU 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.0
CX 0 0 1 2 3 8 14 0.2
D4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
DL 10 30 48 90 46 0 224 2.5
DU 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.0
E5/s 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
E7 1 1 3 4 2 0 11 0.1
EA 1 16 29 29 19 0 94 1.0
EA6 0 1 0 3 1 0 5 0.1
EA8 1 2 4 4 4 0 15 0.2
EA9 0 2 0 1 1 0 4 0.0
EI 1 1 2 8 4 0 16 0.2
EK 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
ER 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.0
ES 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 0.0
EU 0 1 0 3 2 0 6 0.1
F 4 22 21 29 8 0 84 0.9
FG 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
FM 1 2 2 2 2 2 11 0.1
FO 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FY 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
G 8 21 23 40 6 0 98 1.1
GD 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
GI 1 1 3 6 3 0 14 0.2
GM 2 6 4 6 5 0 23 0.3
*GM/s 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
GW 0 3 1 3 2 0 9 0.1
HA 1 4 2 5 4 0 16 0.2
HB 0 1 7 3 2 0 13 0.1
HB0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
HC 0 2 1 5 3 2 13 0.1
HC8 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
HI 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
HK 1 5 6 7 5 2 26 0.3
HL 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.1
HP 1 2 2 3 2 1 11 0.1
HR 1 1 3 2 3 1 11 0.1
HS 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
I 0 19 50 42 33 0 144 1.6
*IG9 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
IS 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.1
*IT9 0 4 4 1 5 0 14 0.2
J2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
J3 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
J8 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
JA 0 36 200 173 179 0 588 6.5
JW 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
K 397 901 1264 1553 1563 36 5714 63.3
KG4 0 4 3 8 6 2 23 0.3
KH0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
KH2 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0.1
KH6 1 4 4 8 18 2 37 0.4
KL 2 6 4 11 17 0 40 0.4
KP2 3 2 1 2 3 1 12 0.1
KP4 2 6 6 6 3 2 25 0.3
LA 0 2 4 5 1 0 12 0.1
LU 0 4 3 4 8 32 51 0.6
LX 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.1
LY 1 0 5 8 1 0 15 0.2
LZ 0 2 3 10 1 0 16 0.2
OA 0 1 2 3 2 2 10 0.1
OE 1 2 4 7 2 0 16 0.2
OH 0 5 4 23 2 0 34 0.4
OK 1 9 11 16 4 0 41 0.5
OM 1 6 4 5 1 0 17 0.2
ON 4 3 8 11 3 0 29 0.3
OX 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
OZ 3 1 3 7 3 0 17 0.2
P2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
P4 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 0.0
PA 3 5 7 22 4 0 41 0.5
PJ2 2 2 2 4 3 2 15 0.2
PY 0 2 8 11 15 49 85 0.9
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
S5 0 3 14 14 10 0 41 0.5
SM 0 3 2 19 1 0 25 0.3
SP 1 6 9 15 6 0 37 0.4
SV 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.0
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.0
T32 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
T8 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
TG 1 0 4 0 1 0 6 0.1
TI 3 3 2 0 0 0 8 0.1
TK 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.0
TN 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
UA 0 4 10 75 10 0 99 1.1
UA2 1 2 1 3 1 0 8 0.1
UA9 0 0 6 10 0 0 16 0.2
UN 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
UR 0 2 17 22 9 0 50 0.6
V2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
V3 0 2 2 1 1 1 7 0.1
V4 0 2 1 1 2 0 6 0.1
V5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VE 26 85 121 123 154 0 509 5.6
VK 0 2 8 8 7 1 26 0.3
VK9N 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VP2E 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
VP2V 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
VP5 2 2 2 2 2 2 12 0.1
VP9 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
VR 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
VU 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
XE 4 6 26 19 13 4 72 0.8
YB 0 0 1 3 10 0 14 0.2
YL 0 2 1 5 0 0 8 0.1
YN 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0
YO 0 3 6 5 1 0 15 0.2
YS 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
YU 0 1 11 8 2 0 22 0.2
YV 2 2 4 2 2 1 13 0.1
ZF 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0.0
ZL 0 2 1 0 3 0 6 0.1
ZP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
ZS 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
??? 1 2 3 1 2 0 9 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------

------------ 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
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 208 461 561 544 686 27 2487 26.6
04 170 377 565 615 602 11 2340 25.0
03 45 150 264 526 434 2 1421 15.2
14 37 124 168 291 118 0 738 7.9
25 0 36 203 174 180 0 593 6.3
15 9 68 129 166 87 0 459 4.9
16 1 7 27 106 21 0 162 1.7
08 17 26 33 24 24 11 135 1.4
11 0 2 8 11 16 48 85 0.9
09 8 12 15 17 13 7 72 0.8
06 4 6 25 19 14 4 72 0.8
13 0 4 4 6 11 38 63 0.7
20 0 8 16 22 7 0 53 0.6
07 7 10 14 7 7 3 48 0.5
33 3 9 11 12 10 0 45 0.5
31 1 4 5 7 18 2 37 0.4
01 2 6 3 8 17 0 36 0.4
10 1 4 4 10 6 6 31 0.3
30 0 2 7 9 7 1 26 0.3
28 0 0 3 5 12 0 20 0.2
35 2 1 1 4 3 1 12 0.1
12 0 0 0 3 5 4 12 0.1
27 0 0 2 1 8 0 11 0.1
02 0 3 4 1 3 0 11 0.1
32 0 2 1 2 3 1 9 0.1
17 0 0 2 7 0 0 9 0.1
21 0 0 1 3 4 0 8 0.1
24 0 0 0 5 2 0 7 0.1
40 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.1
19 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 0.1
18 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.0
37 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.0
38 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.0
29 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
26 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
22 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
36 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 515 1323 2082 2615 2328 166 9029

Multi-band QSO's
----------------
1 bands 3993
2 bands 920
3 bands 430
4 bands 276
5 bands 134
6 bands 22

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

N6TJ FY5KE HC8A XE1KK NR5M W4WS
VP2V/SP7VC K5NA HQ2W W5GN K2AX VP5T
KH6LC PJ2T NX5M PJ4E VP5DX D4C
KP4KE HK3RA PZ5Z KI4MZS

----- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O ' s -----
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 179 441 864 1353 1066 90
 
9A8M(@9A1CCJ)   M/S HP   3,030,3002008-11-06 14:33:30
Our goal of 3000 QSO's is almost reached. Hope will be better in CW.
Thanks to all for calling!

CUAGN in CW!

73's sale, 9A3XV
in behalf of 9A8M

RIG:
TS-930S + PA 1.5KW; TS-930S + PA 500W
160 INVERTED V
80 VERTICAL
40 2 el YAGI fix to NW @17m
20 4 el YAGI @20m & 3 el QQ @13
15 4 el QQ @13m
10 4 el QQ @13m
1 x K9AY nw
 
IK4TVP   SOAB LP   531,2002008-11-06 14:41:01
Great contest, great propagation and overall result acceptable for my 50W
radio.
CU in 2009!
 
OT2A   M/S HP   4,705,8002008-11-06 15:18:39
We had things running just in time. We had a great time. It's a pity we didn't
have the magic 100 countries 80 meters!!
 
WA7LNW   SOAB(A) HP   541,0442008-11-06 18:35:21
Great band conditions here in Utah made this contest weekend a lot of fun!
Excited with expectation for the CQWW CW Contest weekend.

Station: FT-1000MP, Alpha 76A, 2 element HEX 5 band beam, HF-2V vertical with
elevated radials, 2x 300' beverage antennas, WriteLog software.

Enjoyed working lots of friends from around the world.

Best of DX de Jack ,WA7LNW
 
VP2V/K9NW   SOAB LP   173,4722008-11-06 18:36:27
IC-746
Wire vertical (actually diagonal) on the beach

I was fortunate to have a work trip to Tortola coincide with the CQWW Phone
Contest. Packed the '746, accessories, a 100' piece of coax and some wire and
I'd figure out what to do when I got there. I missed the first 15 hours but
thanks to K5ZD's live streaming audio I could still listen in a bit while
mulling over antenna ideas.

As it turned out I only had one convenient palm tree within reach of my run of
coax. I had settled on a plan to hang a 20M dipole along the beach but that
was going to require a lot of extra rope to get to the next support. Plan B
was to run the dipole from the tree to the building. But then I thought why
not try and configure the antenna as a vertical, hanging one end into the tree
and using the other end as a radial. The worst that could happen is it
wouldn't work and I'd revert back to plan B. Well.....it mostly worked!! So I
went with it. It was far from perfect but the tuner in the radio didn't revolt
and ultimately it worked well enough on 15,17,20 and 30m for just over 3000
QSOs for the week, 20% of which were JA!

If interested you can check out some pics at:

http://picasaweb.google.com/fininine/VP2VK9NW2008#

It was tough to break through the QRM level in Europe and thus the vast
majority of my contest QSOs were with North America. Thanks to those EU
stations that would get a piece of my call and stick with me to complete the
QSO. I could get some decent runs going if I was able to squeeze into a clear
spot....a small challenge on 20M! And when it was just impossible to be heard,
I'd slip down to the CW end of the band and work a bunch there....like 170 JAs
on 17m Saturday evening!

In the end, due to mostly 2-pointers and a low mult total, this is likely the
lowest CQWW score I've submitted since I started sending in scores. But it was
fun to come up with a way to get QRV with minimal resources. I have a whole new
appreciation for those ops on holiday somewhere that throw a wire out the window
or whatever just to hand out a few QSOs. When in doubt, try
something....anything!

Thanks for the QSOs!


73, Mike VP2V/K9NW
 
SP4K(@SO4M)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   330,4802008-11-07 05:00:55
First full contest after 15 years of break from the hobby.
Also the very first 80m entry at all, with very little band experience.

Things obviously changed over the time. Frequency stealing & intentional QRMing
seem to be a very popular radiosport of its own... guess we can't help it.

Still, a lot of fun & a couple of nice runs. Overall an acceptable score &
performance, with a lot of room for improvement on operator's side. Hope to
give you more serious competition next year after skills-refreshing practice.
 
SI9AM   M/S HP   598,0052008-11-09 01:48:39
ON4ACA and ON6UQ rented the clubstation SI9AM for a week. The CQWW SSB was the
major reason. Its a wonderfull place to be and good equipment for this
occasion.
We also made 1550 Q's befor and after the contest. This call do a great thing.
Look at www.si9am.se
ON6UQ
 
EA7TN   SOSB/20 HP   508,2862008-11-09 03:30:26
Kenwood TS-2000
Icom IC-2KL (400 W)
Spiderbeam @ 18m
 
GIØKOW   SOSB/80 HP   433,4322008-11-10 01:54:21
Good to get back on in CQWW SSB after quite a long absense, found it tough going
at times and my lack of time on air really showed. Thanks to all who had
patience when I constantly asked for fills on your calls.
Suffered from quite a bit of deliberate qrm and in particular one fellow EU
station who followed me around for a large part of the weekend cqing on the
frequency I was on using my call. I know he worked a lot of stations so if you
are NIL I do apologise.

Thank you for all the contacts - the log is uploaded on LOTW.
73 Robert
 
V31MX   M/S LP   268,5362008-11-10 08:32:15
Great contest from "Double Dinger" Caye Caulker, Belize.
 
OA4WW(HP1WW)   SOAB HP   2,850,5822008-11-10 12:31:29
Soapbox:
Saturday occurred something very strange with the propagation in Lima area.
I felt that there was a black hole which absorbed all the energy I was
transmitting because nobody attended me.
Instead of having my goal 3000 Q´s met on Saturday I only had 700.
Sunday everything was back to normal and I made my 1800 Q´s.

Please look as a reference the results of 2006 at the excatly same station and
same op:

TOTAL 5056 QSOs DXC: 404 CQ: 137 Final Score = 7.805.007 points

Powered by Win-Test 3.19.0 http://www.win-test.com
 
FM1HN   SOSB/15 LP   145,5392008-11-10 14:03:53
During the contest there was not too much propagation on the tape of 15M
I used during the contest

TX TS 2000
TH3 MK4
 
LY5W   SOSB(A)/80 LP   4,4772008-11-11 03:26:50
Due to health problems can't continue this nice event.
 
F4FLQ   SOSB/160 QRP   11,8252008-11-11 14:23:28
Thank at all station for your patience is difficult in QRP 5w. It's my
first experience in this condition with new antenna and the FT817.
I heard zone 17 (EY8MM) and no copy me.
Best 73's CU Next Manu F4FLQ
 
A73A(@A71BX)   M/S HP   6,478,1072008-11-12 10:25:56
Lots of hard work through October heat (here in Qatar, still over 100F) to
install

all new antennas on Ali's 26m and 20m towers in time for the big contest:

OB9-5 at 20m
OB12-4 at 26m
80m sloper from 26m
160m inv vee at 25m

Station setup:
TS850 + Emtron 1500W max
IC746Pro +AL-82 1500W max
Coaxial stub filters
ICE 419 filters
MicroKeyers for each rig
Win-Test

Extremely pleased with the Optibeams. Major improvement over last year's
effort

using a single 40m element.

New hams A71CV and A71AD had significant on-air time to face the pileups both
ways

and learned a lot.

Some of the "Wow!" moments:
0430 ZX5J worked LP on 15m!
1232 FY5KE worked on 10m!
0242 W7AT worked SP on 40m! (K7RL, too, a few minutes later!)
0438 VE6SF worked SP on 20m with the KL7's!
1400 a FB pileup of W's on 15m!
1640 AH7C worked on 40m!
1836 VO1MP worked on 40m!
2345 XE1CQ worked on 40m for WAZ in the contest (not just on 40)

Tough times:
160 signal could only work big guns and a huge buzz noise covered most of the
band.
80 signal was not good enough to CQ; lots of CQ's in our faces.
10 never really opened to Europe while we were on the band, though we could
hear the

ZS's and others running them.

Propagation was great considering no spots. Things are looking up, we worked
more

stations in Zone 5 than 25 this year.

Stats below.

CU in the CW test!!

73

Dave K5GN


Cabrillo Statistics (Version 06g) by K5KA

Contest: CQ-WW-SSB
Callsign: A73A
Category: MULTI-OP
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 0 14 70 0 0 0 84 84 1.9
0100 0 3 82 0 0 0 85 169 2.0
0200 0 1 72 12 0 0 85 254 2.0
0300 0 0 3 87 0 0 90 344 2.1
0400 0 0 0 156 17 0 173 517 4.0
0500 0 0 0 141 8 0 149 666 3.4
0600 0 0 0 93 11 1 105 771 2.4
0700 0 0 0 7 164 0 171 942 3.9
0800 0 0 0 1 198 0 199 1141 4.6
0900 0 0 0 2 167 0 169 1310 3.9
1000 0 0 0 0 101 0 101 1411 2.3
1100 0 0 0 25 37 3 65 1476 1.5
1200 0 0 0 39 5 3 47 1523 1.1
1300 0 0 0 98 8 0 106 1629 2.4
1400 0 0 4 51 3 0 58 1687 1.3
1500 0 0 23 33 0 0 56 1743 1.3
1600 0 0 83 1 0 0 84 1827 1.9
1700 0 0 75 0 0 0 75 1902 1.7
1800 0 2 50 0 0 0 52 1954 1.2
1900 0 1 87 1 0 0 89 2043 2.0
2000 0 1 70 1 0 0 72 2115 1.7
2100 0 1 23 0 0 0 24 2139 0.6
2200 0 0 36 0 0 0 36 2175 0.8
2300 0 1 9 0 0 0 10 2185 0.2
0000 0 0 43 0 0 0 43 2228 1.0
0100 0 0 34 0 0 0 34 2262 0.8
0200 0 5 37 0 0 0 42 2304 1.0
0300 0 2 32 2 0 0 36 2340 0.8
0400 0 0 1 110 0 0 111 2451 2.6
0500 0 0 0 13 101 0 114 2565 2.6
0600 0 0 0 2 92 0 94 2659 2.2
0700 0 0 0 55 54 0 109 2768 2.5
0800 0 0 0 1 144 4 149 2917 3.4
0900 0 0 0 2 182 2 186 3103 4.3
1000 0 0 0 2 138 2 142 3245 3.3
1100 0 0 0 6 74 0 80 3325 1.8
1200 0 0 0 86 10 3 99 3424 2.3
1300 0 0 0 33 3 26 62 3486 1.4
1400 0 0 0 2 212 1 215 3701 4.9
1500 0 0 7 3 28 0 38 3739 0.9
1600 0 0 62 0 0 0 62 3801 1.4
1700 2 3 11 1 0 0 17 3818 0.4
1800 0 0 65 9 0 0 74 3892 1.7
1900 0 0 123 2 0 0 125 4017 2.9
2000 0 0 79 2 0 0 81 4098 1.9
2100 0 4 75 0 0 0 79 4177 1.8
2200 0 8 48 0 0 0 56 4233 1.3
2300 0 12 38 0 0 0 50 4283 1.2
------------------------------------------------------
Total 2 58 1342 1079 1757 45 4283

Gross QSO's=4344 Dupes=61 Net QSO's=4283

Unique callsigns worked = 3131

The best 60 minute rate was 229/hour from 1405 to 1504
The best 30 minute rate was 242/hour from 1404 to 1433
The best 10 minute rate was 276/hour from 1419 to 1428

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSO's/minute 1 times.
6 QSO's/minute 14 times.
5 QSO's/minute 63 times.
4 QSO's/minute 167 times.
3 QSO's/minute 393 times.
2 QSO's/minute 610 times.
1 QSO's/minute 810 times.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 36
4 1026
5 1774
6 1418
7 9
8 10
9 7
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
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3A 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
3B8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
3DA 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
3V 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
4J 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.1
4L 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
4O 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0.1
4S 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 1 8 11 1 0 21 0.5
5B 0 1 4 5 5 2 17 0.4
5R 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
5U 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
5Z 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
6W 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
6Y 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
7X 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
8P 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9A 0 1 21 14 21 0 57 1.3
9H 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9K 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.1
9M2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9M6 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
9V 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
9Y 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
A6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BY 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 0.1
C6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
CE 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
CN 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.1
CT 0 1 4 8 5 0 18 0.4
CT3 0 0 4 2 4 0 10 0.2
CU 0 1 1 1 3 0 6 0.1
CX 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 0.1
D4 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
DL 0 1 166 84 95 0 346 8.1
DU 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
E7 0 1 5 8 4 0 18 0.4
EA 0 1 54 24 75 0 154 3.6
EA6 0 1 0 2 1 0 4 0.1
EA8 0 1 2 1 4 0 8 0.2
EA9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
EI 0 0 6 2 13 0 21 0.5
EK 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 0.1
ER 0 1 5 3 8 0 17 0.4
ES 0 1 3 8 1 0 13 0.3
ET 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
EU 0 1 6 8 11 0 26 0.6
EX 0 0 1 3 3 0 7 0.2
EY 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0.1
F 0 2 29 10 31 0 72 1.7
FM 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
FR 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
FY 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
G 0 1 28 14 66 0 109 2.5
GD 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
GI 0 1 1 1 3 0 6 0.1
GM 0 1 3 5 7 0 16 0.4
*GM/s 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
GU 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
GW 0 0 3 1 9 0 13 0.3
HA 0 1 11 11 29 0 52 1.2
HB 0 0 13 6 7 0 26 0.6
HB0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
HC 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HC8 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
HI 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
HK 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
HL 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
HR 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
HS 0 0 1 3 4 1 9 0.2
HZ 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
I 0 2 106 80 94 1 283 6.6
*IG9 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.1
IS 0 0 3 2 1 0 6 0.1
*IT9 0 2 8 6 15 1 32 0.7
J2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
JA 0 0 17 8 148 0 173 4.0
JT 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
JW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
JY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
K 0 1 132 35 136 0 304 7.1
KG4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
KH0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
KH2 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
KH6 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
KL 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
KP2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
KP4 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
LA 0 1 7 3 9 0 20 0.5
LU 0 0 0 1 5 8 14 0.3
LX 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.1
LY 0 1 15 12 18 0 46 1.1
LZ 0 1 18 21 19 0 59 1.4
OA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
OD 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
OE 0 1 12 7 8 0 28 0.7
OH 0 1 18 16 13 0 48 1.1
OH0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
OK 0 1 46 23 39 0 109 2.5
OM 0 1 11 12 7 0 31 0.7
ON 0 1 13 5 22 0 41 1.0
OX 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OY 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
OZ 0 0 10 7 10 0 27 0.6
P2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
P4 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
PA 0 1 22 7 16 0 46 1.1
PJ2 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 0.1
PY 0 0 1 2 5 9 17 0.4
PZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
S5 0 1 23 21 22 0 67 1.6
SM 0 0 15 15 11 0 41 1.0
SP 0 1 58 32 53 0 144 3.4
ST 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
SU 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
SV 0 1 8 4 23 1 37 0.9
SV5 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
SV9 0 1 1 3 2 1 8 0.2
T8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 2 4 3 0 9 0.2
TF 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TI 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
TJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TK 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
UA 1 2 134 172 227 0 536 12.5
UA2 0 1 4 2 3 0 10 0.2
UA9 0 3 39 91 72 0 205 4.8
UK 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
UN 0 1 4 14 14 0 33 0.8
UR 0 2 86 77 151 0 316 7.4
V2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
V4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
V5 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.1
V8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VE 0 0 10 13 14 0 37 0.9
VK 0 0 2 10 4 0 16 0.4
VK9N 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VP2E 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
VP5 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
VR 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
VU 0 0 7 3 6 0 16 0.4
VU4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VU7 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.1
XE 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
XU 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
YB 0 0 7 2 10 0 19 0.4
YL 0 1 8 11 7 0 27 0.6
YN 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
YO 0 1 28 30 55 0 114 2.7
YU 0 1 20 21 23 1 66 1.5
YV 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0.1
Z2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
Z3 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.2
ZL 0 0 1 5 0 0 6 0.1
ZP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
ZS 0 0 2 1 5 4 12 0.3
??? 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------

------------ 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
-------------------------------------------------------------
15 0 19 381 288 367 3 1058 24.4
14 0 14 375 202 390 0 981 22.6
16 1 6 237 266 398 0 908 20.9
20 0 7 71 82 108 4 272 6.3
05 0 1 115 29 113 0 258 5.9
17 1 3 33 73 67 0 177 4.1
25 0 0 18 8 149 0 175 4.0
04 0 0 27 18 36 0 81 1.9
18 0 2 8 26 17 0 53 1.2
33 0 3 10 8 11 0 32 0.7
28 0 0 9 5 14 0 28 0.6
08 0 0 9 7 10 0 26 0.6
22 0 0 9 5 8 0 22 0.5
21 0 2 5 9 3 1 20 0.5
38 0 0 3 2 7 8 20 0.5
13 0 0 0 2 7 11 20 0.5
09 0 0 9 1 7 1 18 0.4
11 0 0 1 2 6 9 18 0.4
26 0 0 1 5 5 2 13 0.3
27 0 0 3 3 5 0 11 0.3
24 0 0 3 3 4 0 10 0.2
35 0 1 1 2 4 2 10 0.2
30 0 0 0 7 2 0 9 0.2
29 0 0 2 3 3 0 8 0.2
19 0 0 1 4 1 0 6 0.1
32 0 0 1 5 0 0 6 0.1
37 0 0 0 2 3 1 6 0.1
07 0 0 3 1 2 0 6 0.1
34 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
39 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0.1
01 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.1
10 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
40 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
31 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
12 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
23 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
03 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
36 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
02 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
06 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 2 58 1342 1079 1757 45 4283

Multi-band QSO's
----------------
1 bands 2316
2 bands 511
3 bands 274
4 bands 27
5 bands 3
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 1 17 708 520 1048 22
 
SO6V(SP6DVP)   SOSB/40 LP   155,7022008-11-13 03:35:21
SO6V Contest Call SP6DVP Krzysztof Bieniewski
P.O BOX 2210
PL 45-246 OPOLE 15
POLAND - EUROPE

EX : 3Z6V Contest call 1999-2006

SO6V QSL via SP6DVP SO6V ( QRZ.COM ) SP6DVP ( QRZ.COM )

SP6DVP SINCE 1969
Member of SPDXC , SP6PAZ-SN6O Contest Club in OPOLE
www.sp6dvp.pl sp6dvp@op.pl

FT 1000 MP Mark V 100 W Ant. delta loop
 
FY5KE   M/S HP   16,183,0202008-11-15 05:46:29
We thought that z9 was the place to be at the very low bottom of the solar
cycle. We can now say that it is not !

As probably all the other teams in this area, we had to suffer from very bad
conditions on the upper bands (which would start at 14 MHz ...), each QSO being
a struggle. For the first time, we did not run (or less than half an hour, and
if "run" is the appropriate terminology) on 10m. The top band was a good one
this year, let's remain positive !

No doubt that our major M/S competitors in NW africa will be far ahead.

First time we used our brand new K3's. Quite glad with them, eventhough
switching from good old "analog" tranceivers to state of art digital machines
may be disturbing, especially regarding the RX audio.

CU next year, hopefully with an upgraded antenna setup (yes we can ...).

On behalf of the FY5KE team,
Vy 73
Herve F5HRY
 
OL6P(OK2WTM)   SOAB LP   436,7742008-11-16 10:51:22
For fun from my little home station.

Thaks all for QSO.

73, Petr
 
ZX2B(PY2MNL)   SOAB(A) HP   4,919,4722008-11-17 15:02:25
Thanks to everyone for the contacts. See all you on the bands.
 
LS2D   M/2 HP   3,721,0252008-11-17 17:45:58
Thanks for all qso.

73's LS2D Team.
 
D4C   M/S HP   21,738,0102008-11-19 01:33:42
The really first time from the new Contest QTH in Cape Verde. After more than
one year of trips and antennas installation, our goal to be ready for the
CQWW08SSB was targeted. Despite our first plans to be M2, lack of operators has
moved us in MS category.

The bands were awesome , despite poor conditions low bands were in great shape
from that part of the world, our new quarter wave vertical on top band had done
a great job, 2 set of beverage to USA and EU were used to reduce the atmospheric
noise. 80m delta loops were amazing , no need to use the beverage on this band,
almost no QRM or raining noise.
The last surprise were from the 10m opening Saturday morning to Europe and a
general low quite open all over the world with good shot to Asia and Caribbean,
Sunday evening at our sunset we got last NA mults on the band , really hot band
despite the near zero sunspot number !

Great worldwide competition , thanks’ to be on air in this event to the
friends
FY5KE,CN3A,6V7M,PZ5Z,P33W

Thank’s for everyone called us, and moved over the bands, hope to meet again
in the CW leg, we will be M2, enough operators ….

On behalf of the D4C team,

73 de Fabio I4UFH
 
4L2M   SOSB(A)/20 LP   169,1202008-11-19 10:33:59
I did this contest without Russians
 
CN2R(W7EJ)   SOSB/160 HP   411,3832008-11-21 13:41:34
Condx very noisy to EU and ASIA all 3 nites
 
ZM1K(VK2IA)   SOAB(A) HP   867,6802008-11-23 02:19:35
A special thanks to Ken ZL1AIH and Pene for their great hospitality and support
as well as John ZL1BHQ for his big help!

73
Bernd VK2IA
 
SX5P(@SV5FRD)   M/M HP   3,869,9162008-11-25 08:23:41
THE PROPAGATION WAS AS EXPECTED BUT PROBLEMS WITH THE OPERATORS DID NOT GIVE US
A CHANCE TO OVERPASS OUR LAST YEAR'S SCORE .HOPE TO HEAR YOU IN MARCH FOR THE
WPX SSB CONTEST
 
N2IC   SOAB HP   3,228,0302008-11-26 08:31:08
If we can't have sunspots, at least we had quiet geomagnetic conditions. Best
160/80/40 meter numbers I have ever had in this contest. With many EU countries
now able to operate above 7100, 40 meters has turned into a clone of 20 meters,
with wall-to-wall USA and EU big guns packed into the 7125-7200 segment.
However, it also seems that a fair number of USA stations thought they could
transmit down to 7100 - and I'm not talking about the guys who "accidentally"
transmitted on the wrong VFO. A total of 2.5 hours of good JA on 15 made for
fun while it lasted.

Congrats to Kevin, N5DX, for keeping things lively in the 5th call area
competition.

Station: TS950SDX(2), Alpha 76PA, Alpha 76CA.
Antennas:
160 - 1/4 wavelength vertical, not enough radials
80 - 2 element wire beam switchable NE/SW, dipole
40 - M2 40M4LLDD @ 105'
20 - KT36XA @ 75', 5 el @ 60'
15 - 5 el @ 32'
10 - KT36XA @ 75'
Beverages

73,
Steve, N2IC
 
W3LPL   M/M HP   15,271,9502008-11-26 21:30:47
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES OPERATORS

160 447 624 1.40 23 87 ND3A K4ZA W3LPL
80 1016 2654 2.61 28 112 NI1N AC6WI
40 1390 3799 2.73 31 128 K3MIM WR3Z KD4D
20 2853 8211 2.88 39 161 WX3B W3IDT N3KS K3RA
15 1400 3780 2.70 32 130 K3MM W3ZZ
10 75 142 1.89 8 16 K1DQV ND3A K3MIM
---------------------------------------------------

Totals 7181 19210 2.68 161 634 => 15,271,950


Club Affiliation: Potomac Valley Radio Club


Continent Statistics

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

SSB
North America 313 237 209 248 235 34 1276 17.2
South America 11 24 66 116 168 43 428 5.8
Europe 120 732 1056 2227 935 0 5070 68.4
Asia 1 8 27 237 37 0 310 4.2
Africa 9 22 34 59 35 0 159 2.1
Oceania 4 28 30 79 30 0 171 2.3


QSO Counts By Band-Country

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10

3B8 1 1
3DA 1 1 1
3V 1 1 1 3 2
4L 1 1 1 1
4O 1 2 1
4X 2 3 11 9
5B 2 4 5 4
5H 1 1
5R 1 1 1 1
5X 1 1
5Z 1
6W 1 2 2 2 2
6Y 1 2 1 1 1 1
7X 1
8P 1 1 1 1 1
9A 1 8 13 22 24
9H 1 1
9K 1 2 1
9L 2 1
9M6 2
9Y 1 3
A7 1 1 1
A9 1
BV 2
BY 9
C3 1
C6 1 1 1 1 1 1
CE 3 7 11 2
CM 1 2 1 2 1
CN 1 1 1 4 1
CP 1
CT 2 7 10 21 12
CT3 3 3 3 6 3
CU 1 3 2 3 2
CX 3 11 11 4
D4 1 1 1 1 1
DL 13 144 173 350 180
DU 1 4
E5/s 1
E7 1 5 5 16 5
EA 5 51 95 147 89
EA6 1 2 6 8 3
EA8 1 7 17 15 9
EA9 2 2 2 2
EI 3 8 12 21 7
EK 1 2
ER 2 2 3 1
ES 2 5 3 6 3
ET 1
EU 3 1 11 2
EX 2
F 7 47 33 134 62
FG 2
FJ 1 2
FK 1 1
FM 1 3 2 2 4
FO 1
FS 1 1 1 1
FY 1 1 1 1 2
G 12 82 123 214 41
GD 1 2 2 2 2
GI 1 7 5 11 5
GJ 1 1 1
GM 7 12 19 30 8
GM/s 1 1 2 1
GU 3 4 2
GW 4 8 13 15 4
HA 3 7 10 22 19
HB 1 10 20 27 13
HB0 1 1 1 1 2
HC 1 2 6 4
HC8 1 1 1 1 1 1
HI 1 1 1 3 2
HK 1 5 7 7 9
HL 4
HP 2 1 3 3
HR 1 4 3 2 4
HS 6
I 3 51 152 229 139
IG9 1 2 1
IS 1 1 1 5 2
IT9 1 9 13 20 9
J2 1 1
J3 2 2
J8 1 1 1 1
JA 3 11 123 17
JD/m 1
JW 1 1
JY 1
K 212 87 95 89 102 26
KH0 1 1
KH2 3 2 3 2
KH6 2 4 6 5 11
KL 2 2 1 13 4
KP2 2 2 2 5 4 1
KP4 2 6 6 5 3 1
LA 1 7 8 27 1
LU 1 6 10 31 49 9
LX 1 2 4 2 1
LY 2 6 9 18 13
LZ 1 4 6 24 7
OA 2 2 3 2
OE 2 5 16 21 13
OH 2 8 15 35 19
OH0 1 2 1 1 1
OK 2 29 26 65 44
OM 1 7 5 18 7
ON 5 16 27 53 16
OX 1 1 1
OY 2 1
OZ 4 13 14 24 7
P4 1 1 1 1 1
PA 5 24 38 118 24
PJ2 2 3 3 3 5 1
PY 1 2 24 32 58 25
PZ 1 1 1 1 1
S5 1 16 28 42 22
SM 3 14 4 39 9
SP 3 30 35 84 45
ST 1 1
SU 1 1
SV 3 3 8 4
SV5 1 1 1 1
SV9 1 2 2 2 1
T32 1 1 1
T33 1
T8 1 3
TA 4 2
TF 1 1 2 4 2
TG 1 2 1
TI 1 3 2 4 3
TJ 1
TK 1 1 1 1 1
TR 1
UA 4 27 24 150 20
UA2 1 2 2 4 1
UA9 5 45
UK 1
UN 7
UR 3 14 22 79 16
V2 1 1 1 1 2 1
V3 1 1 1
V4 1 2 2 2 2 1
V5 1 1
V6 1
VE 76 103 70 82 71
VK 1 13 13 28 2
VK9W 1 1 1
VP2E 1 1 1 3 1 1
VP2V 1 1 1 2 1
VP5 1 2 3 2 2
VP9 1 2 2 1 2 1
VR 1
VU 8 1
VU7 1
XE 2 4 5 10 14
XU 1
YB 3
YI 1
YL 3 6 5 13 6
YN 1 1 1 1 1
YO 4 14 32 6
YU 9 16 27 8
YU8 1 1 3
YV 2 1 6 5 11 1
Z3 4 3 1
ZF 1 1 1 1
ZK2 1 1
ZL 5 4 26 10
ZP 1 3 3
ZS 1 1 13 6


BREAKDOWN QSO/mults

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 13/17 59/35 93/46 12/15 ..... ..... 177/113 177/113
1 21/8 89/26 80/31 15/6 . . 205/71 382/184
2 45/10 64/24 79/13 8/6 . . 196/53 578/237
3 34/6 43/10 38/9 7/0 . . 122/25 700/262
4 18/11 51/8 50/7 2/0 . . 121/26 821/288
5 32/10 57/3 53/3 22/5 . . 164/21 985/309
6 19/7 47/8 58/9 13/0 . . 137/24 1122/333
7 10/5 29/2 56/8 2/1 . . 97/16 1219/349
8 8/0 15/3 82/7 4/4 ..... ..... 109/14 1328/363
9 22/2 16/2 58/4 15/14 . . 111/22 1439/385
10 17/0 32/6 19/3 20/3 . . 88/12 1527/397
11 23/2 28/3 27/5 110/30 56/29 . 244/69 1771/466
12 . 3/0 5/1 190/12 142/23 . 340/36 2111/502
13 . . . 150/3 158/13 . 308/16 2419/518
14 . . . 155/17 105/20 2/3 262/40 2681/558
15 . . . 203/10 43/24 3/0 249/34 2930/592
16 ..... ..... ..... 160/6 64/9 1/0 225/15 3155/607
17 . . . 99/6 41/3 4/2 144/11 3299/618
18 . . 3/0 77/7 39/3 . 119/10 3418/628
19 . . 12/0 103/7 39/3 1/2 155/12 3573/640
20 . . 9/0 66/9 46/5 11/5 132/19 3705/659
21 . 9/0 14/1 60/4 43/4 5/1 131/10 3836/669
22 10/4 39/0 24/1 82/7 16/2 . 171/14 4007/683
23 13/2 35/2 62/2 19/2 1/0 . 130/8 4137/691
0 34/4 52/1 48/0 1/0 ..... ..... 135/5 4272/696
1 8/5 37/3 23/2 1/0 . . 69/10 4341/706
2 13/5 23/1 28/0 . . . 64/6 4405/712
3 13/1 22/0 12/0 1/0 . . 48/1 4453/713
4 8/2 31/0 31/0 . . . 70/2 4523/715
5 6/2 32/1 25/1 1/0 . . 64/4 4587/719
6 23/1 56/1 50/2 . . . 129/4 4716/723
7 17/2 30/0 74/0 . . . 121/2 4837/725
8 9/0 22/0 82/1 ..... ..... ..... 113/1 4950/726
9 4/0 12/1 57/0 . . . 73/1 5023/727
10 14/1 13/0 12/0 1/0 . . 40/1 5063/728
11 10/1 13/0 10/2 159/3 8/1 . 200/7 5263/735
12 . . . 128/2 91/2 . 219/4 5482/739
13 . . . 114/1 177/3 . 291/4 5773/743
14 . . . 125/1 74/7 1/2 200/10 5973/753
15 . . . 134/2 70/2 1/1 205/5 6178/758
16 ..... ..... ..... 115/0 62/0 1/0 178/0 6356/758
17 . . . 98/2 31/2 9/2 138/6 6494/764
18 . . . 77/8 19/3 5/2 101/13 6595/777
19 . . 13/0 55/1 21/0 8/2 97/3 6692/780
20 . . 13/0 78/2 27/1 14/1 132/4 6824/784
21 . 6/0 16/0 87/1 16/1 7/1 132/3 6956/787
22 . 25/0 26/1 57/2 8/1 2/0 118/4 7074/791
23 3/2 26/0 48/0 27/1 3/1 . 107/4 7181/795
DAY1 285/84 616/132 822/150 1594/174 793/138 27/13 ..... 4137/691
DAY2 162/26 400/8 568/9 1259/26 607/24 48/11 . 3044/104
TOT 447/110 1016/140 1390/159 2853/200 1400/162 75/24 . 7181/795
 
YT6T(@YU7JDE)   M/S HP   1,249,9652008-11-27 03:28:09
rig ts 930 + drake L7
ant fb53 yagi, and dipoles
 
P4ØA(KK9A)   SOAB LP   7,550,0002008-11-27 15:14:35
I made a quick trip to Aruba for the CQWW Phone contest. I spent my first two
days setting up the station and temporary antennas and everything worked except
for an intermittent problem with my station computer. Fortunately, I had
brought my notebook computer and one USB to serial port converter with me.
Since I had only had one serial port converter, I had to manually enter the
frequency of any second radio contacts making SO2R inconvenient. I had a
little free time on Friday before the contest so I did get to enjoy the beach
for one day of my vacation. There are usually a number of stations on in Aruba
during any contest, however this year I was the only active contester. I saw
AI6V / P40V at the grocery store before the contest and he planned on operating
20m single band, but he was only on for a short time. While it was fun being
“rare”, I don’t think that it offered any scoring advantage. I still had
to work to find multipliers and I missed six easy ones since I did not work my
own country on any band. Conditions on 160m and 80m were quiet and very good.
Conditions on 40m were also very good to most areas of the world and I spent
most of my nights running stations on this band. During the day, 20m had
fantastic openings to most areas of the world, however it was very crowded.
Even with the heavy QRM, I did mange exceed 200 QSOs per hour for five hours on
Saturday and I made most of my contacts on this band. Conditions on 15m were
not good. The band was open a little and I spent a lot of time slowly working
stations hoping to find multipliers. On Sunday afternoon, 15m did finally open
nicely into the US and I had my quickest hour of the contest working 292
stations. 10m was a real challenge as expected for this time of the solar
cycle. I found a few stations to work, however no one answered my CQs. Only
two stations made it into my log on all six bands – K1DG and HK3RA K1DG was
my only US contact on 10m. This was my 9th consecutive CQWW Phone contest from
Aruba and it was very enjoyable. Please send your QSLs to WD9DZV. Sadly, I
have listed my home for sale and I will eventually not have a station to
operate from in Aruba.

73,
John
john@p40a.com
 
TK9R(IK8UND)   SOAB(A) HP   4,604,6492008-11-28 04:18:22
First of all, i have to thank Patrick, TK5EP, for his unpayable help and
assistance before contest. Also Santu TK1BI, was so kind to gave me big help
with computer and antenna setup. Rarely i have found a so big ham spirit.
The conditions were not too bad as i expected, except on 10 meters where i
never had a real minute of opening condition, biggest trouble: saturday
evening
the condenser in my tribander vertical burned, so i had to use a tuner and 400
w. in on 80 and 40 meters, losing a lot of my (little) potential. I was so sad
that i decided to sleep for several hours (may be too much), to have healthy
conditions on higher bands sunday. Best rate hour was 192 qso, sunday
afternoon. Highlights were ZL2OK worked on 80 meters,
and a beautiful run on 20 meters sunday morning, that allowed me to reach 39
zone on that bands. Missed zone 36, unfortunately the only station i heard (a
TR station) didn't hear me. Lot of west coast calls worked saturday afternoon
was also a nice surprise.
TK is unbeliaveble land, full of mountains, astonishing panoramas, and
beautiful sea, a real naturalistic pearl.
Thanks to everyone who worked me, has been a very nice experience.

73

TK9R (IK8UND)
Salvatore Farina
yaesu ft1000mp mkV Field
Alpha 99 amp
Create 318 4 elements tribander @ 10 meters
12,5 meters high tribander vertical on 40/80/160 meters (32 radials)
 
N1HTS   SOAB LP   16,9262008-11-29 08:57:07
Only had a couple of hours to put into the contest.
 
HI3T(HI3TEJ)   SOAB LP   4,255,3602008-11-30 16:29:00
Tks to all:
Next year hope to cu 10 open...

Last 30 minutes wide open to ASIA including first ever pile up
from CHINA a pity the contest ended when the fun started

73
From PUP HQ
 
KØRC   SOAB(A) HP   594,2702008-12-07 23:34:17
TS-950SDX + IC-2KL @ 500 Watts + TH-11DX @ 21m
 
VK7ZE   M/S HP   1,065,8352008-12-08 12:08:36
Hard work