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VE1ZA   SO Mixed LP   253,1702011-07-10 06:23:02
Band Mode QSOs Pts Sec HQ
3.5 CW 15 45 4 2
3.5 LSB 15 19 1 14
7 CW 71 257 6 7
7 LSB 37 101 7 17
14 CW 137 497 8 8
14 USB 155 461 10 25
21 CW 73 203 5 9
21 USB 27 85 8 8
28 CW 18 56 2 0
28 USB 8 22 2 2
Total Both 556 1746 53 92
Score: 253,170
 
N7AT   M/S HP   467,3242011-07-10 06:24:08
Operation scrubbed about 0300Z as the first of four lightning/wind storms hit
our area. Three others between 0500Z-0800Z made sure we stayed off. ;-)


73, Bob K8IA
88, Sandy N7RQ
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
WW4LL   M/S HP   690,5502011-07-10 06:26:34
Lost about 40 mins to lightning storm, less than optimum band conditions, good
friends, good food and good time. CU this coming contest season and tnx to
everyone. 73'......Fred WW4LL
 
VK5WIA(VK5CP)   Headquarters HP   193,1282011-07-10 06:28:14
Our first IARU, At the time the contest started were where putting the newly
contstructed HB35C onto the tower (in the dark)!. Still it had a max SWR of
1.5:1 with armstrong rotation.

Being a mulitplier was fun.
 
VE3GTC   SO CW QRP   103,3602011-07-10 06:40:24
Conditions where pretty good but skip seemed to short. I had no problem working
most of North America but Europe was a challenge and I didn't hear a single
Asian station although I did hear others working Asia.

Quite a few contacts where a struggle and thanks to all those ops who worked to
copy my QRP signal through the QRN QRM and many repeats.

cheers, Graham ve3gtc
 
PY1NB   SO Mixed LP   519,3842011-07-10 06:45:19
Weird propagation, not many USA/NA stations.
 
BA4T   M/S LP   325,9442011-07-10 06:47:40
This is our first WRTC-style operation. We are running barefoot into 3 ele Yagi,
wire antenna for low bands.

Pretty interesting.


Michael, BD5RV
 
K1TN   SO CW HP   41,3282011-07-10 06:50:48
Elecraft K3, Ameritron AL-811, Ameritron QSK, NA software. Just put up two 20M
loops at about 35 feet, one N/S and the other E/W, both fed with balanced line.
Interesting to switch between them; sometimes there's a difference, sometimes
not. Decided to use a little amp, ran about 300 watts out.

Condx in the last hour on Sunday morning led me to think that they were going
to be better than on Saturday; isn't that always the way?

Only worked three JAs, all with good signals. Called two China stations,
neither of which would go back to anybody. They both had good signals,
including B4HQ.

Log is on the way to LoTW.

Jim Cain
At The K1TN Superstation
Northern Wisconsin
 
AE4O   SO CW LP   61,5412011-07-10 06:57:22
Ten Tec Eagle @ 70W to 40M horizontal loop @ 50 feet. All S&P. N1MM.
 
AB1OD   SO Mixed LP   120,4782011-07-10 06:57:47
This would have been even more fun if there had been more sunspots and if I
didn't have this pesky need to sleep. At least I was able to log my first 160m
contacts thanks to the antenna I put up last weekend.
 
K3WA   SO Mixed HP   828,4142011-07-10 07:04:20
Soapbox : Had hoped and planned to do better in the 22 hours I operated. I can
blame it on conditions but I do know the fault was mine. I even forced myself
to do some SSB to try to prove to myself that I don't dislike phone. That
didn't work either. About 10% of the QSOs were on the second radio I seem to
be stuck there. Still a busy, fun contest.
 
AC8G   SO SSB HP   141,0002011-07-10 07:10:01
Age 77 - just wore out after short time on 40.

The are too many stations taking a number of QSO;s without IDing.
Maybe it is packet spots where guys get calls.
 
K5ND   SO CW LP   72,4592011-07-10 07:12:55
First time operating as an LP entry --- moved from QRP. This was so much easier.
All search and pounce and most people answered me! Running a K3 with the 100
watt amp added within the last few weeks. Using a 15 meter Moxon, MA6V 20-10
vertical dipole, and HF2V on 80 and 40. The 100 watts made a huge difference on
40 and the few QSOs on 80.

Thanks everyone for a great time.

73, Jim, K5ND
http://www.k5nd.net
 
PS2T   M/S HP   3,474,1342011-07-10 07:14:27
Rig: Yaesu FT-2000 + Elecraft K3
Ant: 10m: 7 el + 7 el
15m: 5 el + 5 el
20m: 5 el + MonstIR
40m: MonstIR
80m: Inverted Vee
160m: Inverted Vee

Nice contest.

10 meters was inexistent. The best band was 15 and 20 meters when band opened
to USA.

See you in WAE.

PS2T Team
 
N4GG   M/S HP   38,9472011-07-10 07:18:49
Last minute exigencies kept me from a full effort - which had been the plan.
Condx sounded so-so, QRN on LF per typical summer condx with 15 fair and 10
dead.

2x: FT1000MP+INRAD, ACOM 2000A. WRITELOG. Wires-in-the-woods.
 
N2RJ   SO SSB HP   269,0762011-07-10 07:19:03
Nice to have my amp back. Lots of Europe but condx seemed to be down in
general.

Lots of people were off frequency when calling me. They probably clicked from
the cluster and didn't zero beat. I had to make extensive use of the RIT. Still
got them in the log but it was a rate killer.

40 was a great band once again. 20 and up not so hot. I worked one station on
10. The French station TM0HQ had one of the biggest signals on all bands they
were on.

I had to quit around midnight because I had to get up early the next morning.

Nice casual contest, gives me a day of radio in the summer. I'm not
complaining.

Thanks for all the Q's.
 
NR3X(N4YDU)   SO Mixed LP   419,6802011-07-10 07:21:27
Two fewer mults than last year and about 325 fewer qsos - but still fun in the
end. Conditions were rough in the mid afternoon from here so I took a break for
about 45 minutes. Things picked up and were fun in the evening and night hours.
Only a handful of stations on the high bands. Of note was that TM0HQ was coming
in all day on 15M - even after sunset. Worked two European HQ stations on 10 ARI
and REF.

Twenty meters was exciting late into the night with nice polar openings. 40CW
was a blast as usual in the this one. 80M and 160M seemed a little better than
normal for summer conditions.

Station: ICOM 756 PRO, Ten Tec Corsair, Win-Test.
Antennas: Two W8JK wire beams at 60 feet for 10 and 15; rectangular loops for
20M, wires for the low bands.

Now it's time for IOTA. I'll be on as W4O from Hatteras Island (NA067) for five
days prior to the IOTA contest and then through the contest as a M/S with my
father (N4PY).

73,

Nate/N4YDU
 
K2ZC   SO CW HP   145,1482011-07-10 07:23:08
15 meters was disappointing. Rf was getting into my computer and causing
crashes. I solved that problem on 80 and 40 with better rf grounds. I attempted
to run for a while but computer wouldn't cooperate again. I apologize to those
that got caught up in the slow exchange. Maybe I'll go back to paper logs. hi!
It was a lot of fun. I only worked 14 hours because I need my naps. Thanks for
the qso's and 73 to all
Dave k2zc
 
NG7Z   SO CW HP   124,1462011-07-10 07:25:47
Due to a birthday party I was unable to play Saturday afternoon. So I didn't do
as well as I had hoped. Was dead tired Saturday evening so went to bed at 8:30
and got up at 1:30am to work the low bands. The bright spot was working W1AW/6
on all bands. Despite to low SFI, 10M came alive by 9am Sat and I had a great
run albeit only domestically. Working EU on 20M was like pulling teeth with
only the loud guys getting thru. But I don't know if that improved during the
afternoon. The log shows some EU after 7pm which is when I got back from the
party. Had one very interesting contact, actually two. I was running on 15M and
S&Ping on 10M. Had the second radio on K5TR who was running on 10M and I was
waiting for a break in my 15M run to call him. Much to my surprise he called me
on 15M and right after that QSO, I called him on 10M. He sent a "HI" and we
completed a cross band couplet.
So I failed to beat my score from last year which shows 12 hours and 175K
points. That invitation to the party came on Friday afternoon and being the
good husband that I am, I didn't make a scene. Anyhow, it was still an
enjoyable contest and I still have a target for next year.
73 Paul NG7Z
 
K9NR   SO CW HP   504,3362011-07-10 07:27:28
Poor propagation...had to dig harder for more multipliers & Q's to beat last
years score...had fewer 5 point contacts.
73, Don K9NR
 
W4AX   M/S HP   45,0212011-07-10 07:30:50
Casual effort. Conditions were good with a low noise floor. TU fer QSOs.
 
KS5A   SO CW LP   105,0902011-07-10 07:32:38
Thanks for the Qs. Sorry for the repeats, but the Phoenix area was hit by
another blow, late Sat evening. At this QTH it was a dry "HABOOB".
Thunderstorms and lightening strikes in the area for most of the contest, made
for a lot of QRN. The bands were so-so, bordering on the bottom "so" with all
the noise. A WalMart bag at the 20' level on the vertical did not seem to
effect much!

Thanks to the sponsors for an event that brings out some really top-notch CW
ops.

73/Guff
KS5A
 
K2SX   SO CW HP   378,5792011-07-10 07:36:36
Started the contest with an S3 noise level which never went away. Then, the
thunderstorms came Sat afternoon and lost three hours of operating time as the
lightening crashed all around us. Then, the bands never seemed to really open
which makes it tough for us dipole guys.

SC is a beautiful place to live but it has some problems as a contest operating
place: (1) EU is much further away compared to the NE (right, Rick?; (2) The
earth is all sand so good grounds are almost impossible; (3) almost everyone
lives in an HOA area so towers are virtually non-existent; (4) the snakes and
gators make it hard (if not dangerous) to work on antennas most of the year.
But, it is a rare multiplier for some contests. Just remember that when you
hear me and wait in line to get that rare SC mult.
 
KA3DRR(@W6SL)   SO CW HP   39,6482011-07-10 07:38:06
Part time effort and had a lot of fun on 20m during the late afternoon.

20m 6L @ 60ft
40m 3L @ 50ft
1KW
ICOM 756 ProIII
N1MM Contest Logger

73, Scot KA3DRR
 
K1LT   SO CW HP   512,8202011-07-10 07:39:24
This is the first time I've operated the IARU contest. Since I didn't
know what to expect, I didn't set an particular goals.

I was able to operate the first 9 hours with only a few breaks to fix
lunch and snacks for my child. However, around 2130Z I had to stop
for 3 hours to fix dinner and make a run to the store for some sunburn
cream, among other parental duties. So I missed some presumably nice
Asian and Oceania multipliers. Also I arrived at each of the low
bands somewhat late, and missed presumably nice multipliers on 80 and
160. So I stopped around 0500Z so I could be lazy instead of
dedicated.

Briefly heard Z21BB on 10 meters and a few of his European callers.
Worked 3 or 4 southern Europeans on 10. E skip maybe? I was
surprised how late 15 stayed open to Europe. Is that a summer
propagation phenomenon? I don't remember this kind of propagation
when I was a kid.

Next year!
 
P33W   M/S HP   7,434,4102011-07-10 07:40:34
No NA propagation. Again.
 
WX3B   M/S HP   753,1452011-07-10 07:44:04
A last minute vacation plan change permitted an entry into this EXCELLENT
contest.

Congratulations to Steve NY3A for his expert single-op un-assisted, no packet,
no skimmer entry. He was having a great time every time I tuned across him.
It also sounded like team NN3W at N3HBX enjoyed the event.

My original plan to operate for 4 hours and compete with NY3A (he won) for
those 4 hours got expanded because of interesting band conditions and help that
arrived with Dennis N8IVN and Chris KB3CS in the evening hours.

15 meters was suprisingly productive in spite of the fact that the CW skimmers
didn't hear me very well.

20 meters is usually the story at WX3B and this contest was no different.
Those afternoon openings just rock and the pileups were fantastic, on both SSB
and CW. The band was always open somewhere, and it did serve up a few good
surprise DX contacts.

You can tell from our scoer that I was more interested in DXing than
contesting, and I enjoyed the superb lack of noise by staying on 20 meters
rather than going to the low bands.

Many thanks to all the station hosts of the HQ stations, that tirelessly CQ for
hours on "off" bands. How about TM0HQ's 10m SSB signal? 20db/9 at times!

Then there was GR2HQ's 75m SSB signal...just rock solid at 30db/9 with their
4-square TX antenna.

Now my request for this contest: Let's see a M/2 and M/M entry class!

73,

Jim WX3B
 
N4TOL   SO CW LP   4,0892011-07-10 07:46:21
Casual operation, 100 watts into CC&R wires
 
K6III   SO CW HP   37,9502011-07-10 07:54:10
Not serious effort... just passing out that "Rare" zone-6.
CW only, did not make any spots to the cluster (that's unusual for me!).
Some good ears out there!

400w, tribander at 55ft, Windom at 60ft, s/w=Writelog


Got up at 1200z this morning to work a few more 80m Q's & Mults from the
Pacifc/Asia... NO SIGNALS Heard! Checked antenna, etc... then read the
rules... Contest is QRT at 1200z... Duh! Chalk it up to O.T. syndrom!
 
W6NF   SO Mixed LP   25,7242011-07-10 07:54:51
Yagis down for major antenna reconfiguration. Put up temporary 1/4-wave vertical
with 8 1/2-wave radials for 20...it worked surprisingly well and may stay up as
an additional tool in the arsenal :>)
 
K7ULS   SO Mixed LP   14,0042011-07-10 07:56:34
Powder Mtn. (9000')
FT897-D (100w)
LDG-100Pro
DX-EE
Antron99

Had a bit of lightning Saturday night unplugged in shack even though I had
Polyphazers inline but I think the gas tube button in the DX-EE took a hit.
Good sigs on 10 and 15 at times +20 even from the South Pacific stations.
Europe on 15 was covered by all the USA stations so only worked 1 Italian.
73 Mike
 
ST2AR(S53R)   SO CW HP   3,077,9442011-07-10 07:58:04
Pretty much impossible to work anything on 160 from here in the summer. On
station copied the call though!
 
KD5J   SO CW HP   7,6442011-07-10 08:04:28
2011 IARU HF World Championship KD5J

SINGLE-OP-LP Zone: 07

Band QSOs QSO pts. Mults.
--------------------------------------------
40m 12 34 8
20m 42 122 26
15m 9 23 7
10m 1 3 1
--------------------------------------------
TOTALS 64 182 42

Claimed score = 7644
 
W4UCZ   SO CW LP   44,5062011-07-10 08:08:02
Just lolly-gagging around between the Braves/Phillies game and the usual
Saturday things-and-stuff. Lots of fun but conditions seemed to me to be
a bit flimsy DX-wise on the upper bands.

73,
Mark, W4UCZ
 
W1RM   M/S HP   137,2412011-07-10 08:08:58
Very limited time due to kitchen renovation. There are 4 letter words to
describe conditions but good is not one of them.
 
KN4Y   SO CW HP   21,2522011-07-10 08:14:42
DX'ers if going to operate CW need to learn how to space for the speed trying to
run. Some horrible sending. The band conditions were between no and yes, did not
operate 80-meters, planned too but fell asleep. Was not able to operate CW full
time so set my goal at 100. I use Writelog for logging and it did not list the
numbers of HQ's. Too old to count. The predicted storms never materialized,
which is a good.
 
VE1RGB   SO CW LP   503,3002011-07-10 08:16:02
Oh man, I'm tired.
Gary
 
N7IR   SO CW QRP   4,5642011-07-10 08:22:06
Other activities and local thunderstorms made this contest a challenge to
operate in very much. Quit at 2315Z when a storm cell moved too close to the
antennas for comfort. Better luck next year.
73
Gary, N7IR
 
NE8P   SO CW LP   116,2082011-07-10 08:23:09
Amp inop. Played S&P barefoot Saturday eve.
 
AD1C   M/S HP   78,4772011-07-10 08:27:44
Radio: ICOM-7600 100W
Antenna: HyGain AV-640 multi-band vertical
Software: WriteLog 10.86

Operators: AD1C (+packet)

Just a part-time effort while the wife was out in the evening. Very high noise
levels -- there were thunderstorms around just about the whole time I was on.
This was supposed to be a CW-only effort; my only SSB QSO was with JX5O, an
all-time new DXCC entity from CO. I later worked them on 30 CW. Booming 20m
signals from LY/YL at their local sunrise (nighttime here). Only one JA,
called B4HQ but they couldn't pull out my whole call. Other than 5N6, CN and
EA8, Africa was pretty quiet (did not hear ST2AR).

Will try to be radio-active next Saturday for NAQP RTTY, CW Open and CQ VHF.
 
W1UJ(@KB1H)   M/S HP   1,597,1202011-07-10 08:33:04
Thanks to KB1H for the use of the awesome Barnstormer Station!
Everything played really well.

An amplifier failed on Friday night and was able to swap in Vic, N4XR's Titan,
which worked 100%.

A K3 was swapped into the main operating position replacing a FT-1000MkV. Used
on 80m/10m/160m.

The heat in the Barn was incredible >100F during the day & very cold over
night.

Mascot Nemo was on Bat patrol throughout the event.

Changed operators as needed. KB1H did most of the SSB QSOs, while recording
the best 10-min rate.

Beat last year's score, with less QSOs.

http://w1uj.net/SH5/2011%20IARU-HF%20W1UJ/

The Barnstormers Contest Group
http://www.qsl.net/kb1h/
 
OL3A(@OK1KQJ)   M/S HP   2,012,6332011-07-10 08:34:12
Thanks for QSOs, ...little SSB QSOs ... We are both mainly CW ops, hi
condxs not very good 73 Pavel OK1DRQ
 
DL7BY   SO CW LP   270,2582011-07-10 08:36:07
Not the best condx, but a lot of stations on air. I had no time for a full
effort, but I think the result is ok for my working conditions. I missed the
asian DX, but may be, I was not on the right bands to the right time to work
them. :-(((

RIG: FT920
ANT: winddom@12 mtrs & Cushcraft A4S@10 mtrs.
logging-programm: UcxLog 6.76 by DL7UCX

73 es best DX and cu in the IOTA-Contest

Ben - DL7BY -
 
K4AB   SO Mixed HP   935,1722011-07-10 08:37:31
Either I missed the 15 meter "opening" or we didn't get it down
here.

Note to self: Get 2nd radio fixed. Having to stop a run to
search for mults is for the birds.

73,
Larry K4AB
 
K6TD   M/S HP   41,1452011-07-10 08:39:35
Long time good friend joined in the fun - Mark Taylor - AG6CL.

Thx for the QSOs, 73, K6TD
 
K9CT   SO CW HP   1,014,1042011-07-10 08:41:44
Condx were not the best but improved later. 5 point qsos were hard to come by
until 0000Z. I ran two radios and had the pleasure of working three ops within
a minute on two bands! Pretty funny when that happens.

We had the usual summer QRN to contend with and I did not bother to setup the
Beverages. So just used the 80m dipole for tx and rx on the SteppIR DB36 and
worked some surprising dx.

I really enjoyed the cw...great to run into friends and make new friends.

73, Craig K9CT
 
K8GL   SO CW HP   464,7442011-07-10 08:46:11
Conditions were interesting if not slightly off. Heard TM0HQ on 10 meters at
23Z. The noise on 40 and 80 was bearable although the Europeans were having a
hard time hearing me. 20 was the usual 20 with the exception of not one single
JA worked. UA9/0's were also missing from the log.

Didn't have the energy to put in a longer effort. Was it me or was DX activity
down?

Thanks to all the HQ stations for keeping it interesting. Many top ops...the
EF8HQ crew,CR6K, KL7DX,NP2X,PS2T and many others.

Does more need to be said about people not signing enough?

K8GL
 
WC7Q   SO CW HP   81,0602011-07-10 08:47:24
Good contest. Last one I operated in was 1992. Gonna do it again next year.

Sam WC7Q
 
CR6K(CT1ILT)   SO CW HP   3,276,0802011-07-10 08:50:41
CR6K - Continents
All bands - All modes
QSOs (with dupes)

| EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
-------------------------------------------------------
| 53.5% | 38.8% | 1.8% | 1.1% | 4.1% | 0.8% |
-------------------------------------------------------

Powered by Win-Test 4.8.0 http://www.win-test.com
 
VE4EAR   M/S HP   81,7502011-07-10 08:59:05
Just a casual effort throughout the day. Bands were in far better shape than
during the RAC contest. Lots of stateside sporadic E on 10m but only EU heard
was TM0HQ.

Managed to work NU1AW/5 on 11 of 12 band/modes, missing only 160 SSB.

Wish I could have spent more time on this one.

Hope to see everyone for the CQ WW VHF next week.

Ed
 
LY5W   SO Mixed HP   712,5752011-07-10 08:59:43
Last contest hour's such like European High Speed Championship :) All station's
CW running speed >> 30 WPM!
Till 31 of July look for me as LY53SOP. QSL via www.qrz.com/db/ly53sop
73, SAM LY5W
 
KR2E   SO Mixed LP   12,6282011-07-10 09:07:19
Formerly KE7YF
IC-706 MKIIG back-up rig. 90 Watts.
40M-10M Antenna - 14AVQ on ground, two 33ft radials.
Static crashes on 20M and 40M after 2300Z on Saturday desensed receiver for
several seconds. Working CW without filters was a bear.
Best DX: VK, ZL, EF8

Thanks for the Q's

73.........Paul........KR2E
 
VA3GKO   SO SSB LP   63,7562011-07-10 09:13:32
Wish i had time for a full time effort. This was fun. See you next year.
 
W4BQF   SO CW HP   277,7252011-07-10 09:13:44
Lots of varying band conditions. 20m was very good in the afternoon and evening;
40m with LOUD QRN because of storms that came through and kept me off the air
for over 4 hours. The European ops were excellent in this contest.
Thanks for the Q's.

73,
Tom - W4BQF

IC-7700/Alpha 9500/2 el 40m Optibeam/16 el tri-band optibeam
N1MM Logger
 
K7JQ   SO CW HP   28,4582011-07-10 09:19:25
Between spending extra time with the YL on her birthday (that's kinda
important...isn't it? :>), and the monsoon storms coming in over the
Superstition Mountains, my previously planned operating time was severely
restricted. Got home from a movie and dinner at around 7PM, saw the approaching
storm clouds, and disconnected everything. I thought it would blow over and I
could do some late night/early morning operating, but the lightning, rain, and
wind kept up all night.

For me, again a largely domestic contest. 10M was in and out...a few SA and OC
worked, 15M seemed to shut down early...a few JA's worked , 20M had a little
weak, fluttery EU in the early afternoon, and 40M had tons of static. Never got
on 80M. I don't think propagation was too friendly for a screwdriver antenna
:>)

Still had fun for the little time operated...hope everyone did also. I'll try
to make a better showing next year. Look forward to meeting everyone at
Rustlers Rooste!

73, Bob, K7JQ
 
W7WHY   SO CW HP   39,4632011-07-10 09:24:10
Beautiful day at the beach and putrid band conditions made sitting in front of
the rig hard.

Just think, 1 more year and band conditions will start getting worse :-) 73
and thanks for the Q's.
Tom W7WHY
 
OL5Y(OK1FUA)   SO Mixed HP   1,032,0122011-07-10 09:24:27
 
N6EE   M/S LP   65,7512011-07-10 09:30:13
Multi-Op (Single Op, Assisted)
Low Power
CW only

CW PH Total Multipliers
BAND QSOs Pts QSOs Pts QSOs Pts
160 0
80 6 8 6 8 5
40 76 232 76 232 23
20 79 233 79 233 45
15 48 148 48 148 22
10 12 30 12 30 6
Tot: 221 651 221 651 101

651 X 101 = 65751

K3 + SteppIR DB18E (3L) @ 50 ft. + 80M Vee + Writelog + Spotting net

Lots of fun - thanks for the Q's.
73, Ron N6EE
 
AL1G   M/S HP   43,5842011-07-10 09:31:06
Thanks to Carl, WL7BDO for coming over to operate M/S while visiting family in
Anchorage.
 
CN3A(IK2QEI)   SO Mixed HP   4,449,2002011-07-10 09:32:21
Thanks to all for the qso's.

Best 73, Stefano IK2QEI
 
KC4HW   SO Mixed HP   12011-07-10 09:33:08
I just poked around with it and did not used my normal contest logging program.

Just had a little fun working some of the stations.

Thanks to all for the QSOs and cul.

Jim/KC4HW
 
PU8WWW   SO SSB LP   6,8882011-07-10 09:39:33
Band QSOs Pts Mlt
28 77 287 7 17
Total 77 287 7 17
Score: 6.888
 
N5AW/Ø   SO Mixed LP   59,7692011-07-10 09:53:02
 
C49C(@5B4MF)   M/S HP   3,979,8722011-07-10 09:56:24
Always great fun to operate in this contest.

Well done to the P33W team for another amazing score.
 
AD4L   SO Mixed HP   80,8922011-07-10 09:56:42
I'll have decent antennas next year, hopefully in time for the masses to resume
interest (assuming the solar flux is finally back).
 
T6MO(K9GY)   SO CW LP   55,3082011-07-10 09:56:52
Congrats to RX3ZX who copied my call with one call. Others seemed to have a
struggle with the T6 prefix so received lots of "MO". Conditions at the start
were bad (1630 local time) then 40m seemed to get better around 1830z. Is it
safe to say I won zone 40, HAH! Still have very high QRN on 40 + 20m. I now
appreciate how far away from major contester population centers I really
am...when conditions are bad during non-contest times I don't hear anything,
hah! I keep wishing for cycle 24 to kick into gear but seems like a little
longer wait.

Best of health to all,
Eric T6MO

Hope to work you in the WAE CW contest in August :-)
 
K7ABV   SO Mixed HP   149,1362011-07-10 10:02:57
actually did better than I planned, however loads of only 1 pointers, which I
was very happy with....thanks to all for the q's...never found 15 meters open
for much DX...and only a few q's on 10 meters..maybe the boys south of me had
it better??anyhow I like the short time...let's you have a life on sunday
haw...
 
W6SX   SO CW HP   272,2502011-07-10 10:05:46
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes, N1MM.
 
HK1NA   M/S HP   1,829,7802011-07-10 10:05:56
thanks to all stations, contest with many participants, in 80 very poor
conditions and very bad at 160, here we got problems with the antennas of 10
meters, hurts hear very strong signals from and we cant do nothing for
response..., Thanks Murphy

thanks again hope to work in 2012
 
ND2T   SO CW HP   51,3222011-07-10 10:06:37
Great fun, but often felt like a domestic contest.
 
WT9U   SO CW LP   158,7462011-07-10 10:06:59
Part time effort.
 
KU8E   SO CW HP   101,7082011-07-10 10:11:07
To many things got in the way to do a FT effort. Plus we had thunderstorms
training across our area pretty much all day long, which didn't help. Didn't
even get on until 10 PM local time. 20 and 40 meters were open pretty good at
night but activity seemed low. 20 was open to EU , South America and UA9/0 all
night long. Pretty neat to work A65 and ST2 in the middle of the night on 20
meters.

CU in the next one... Jeff KU8E
 
N2YO   M/S HP   45,4482011-07-10 10:12:55
I realized jut before submission that single operators were not allowed to use
DX cluster or Skimmer. I had to reclasify myself as Multi Operator, Single
Transmitter, Mixed :)

73s de Chip N2YO
 
OQ5M(ON5ZO)   SO CW HP   1,101,5702011-07-10 10:15:20
With the great conditions earlier this year, I was looking forward to this
contest and WAECW. Finally some propagation to get outside EU. Lately the sun
pulled the plug again so I had no high expectations in this fun contest because
of the poor propagation. But it turned out to be even worse from here. CQ CQ CQ
and no answer, which lead to a slow start which in turn killed my motivation.

I easily made over 2000 QSO in 2007, lowered my target this year to a modest
1500 but I didn't even reach that goal. Even with a lot more S&P than I usually
do.

On 80m I had terrible noise and QRN, couldn't copy much, and 160 was a
wasteland. There was a lot more activity there a few years ago (my magic year
2007).

It seems 2000km down south is another planet when it comes to propagation.

73 de Franki ON5ZO = OQ5M
http://www.on5zo.be/
 
VE7TG   SO Mixed HP   76,6102011-07-10 10:19:00
40 caput
 
KN4QD   SO Mixed LP   139,3202011-07-10 10:19:35
Conditions on 15 meters were not as good as last year for me, but I did find 80
in much better shape. I wasted too much time trying to work SSB contacts when I
should have just focused on working CW. I had plans to do an all out effort but
it just wasn't meant to be. See you all in the upcoming NAQP's.

K3, Hexbeam, Doublet, N1MM logger, Winkey.
 
N8BJQ   SO CW HP   686,7492011-07-10 10:20:30
Better than I thought. Beginning was slow but steady. It picked up closer to
evening. Some huge signals, and many that were in the noise. 10 was open
quite a bit but not many appeared to go there. Worked a couple of EU HQ
stations. 3 6 banders - ARRL, IARU and K0RF. 160 was really noisy but did get
an LU HQ stn and an HK.

K3 and Dishtronx DX2400L
ProIII and Acom 1000
 
VE3NE   SO Mixed LP   29,7362011-07-10 10:22:01
Antenna was a 6m mobile whip on my mini van extended with a wire and fishing
line, supported by a tree in our parking lot then ran the coax into my
apartment.
SN3R has the best ears. They must have a quiet location and good set up.
Many other big guns were just CQ-ing when I called them and work them only when
condx really came up. Thanks for digging out my signal...:-)

73

Lali, VE3NE
 
4O3A   M/S HP   3,546,1982011-07-10 10:22:39
Generally, worse propagation than last year.
Only 21% of Noth America stations in a log, mostly on 20M. Propagation were
very bad on 15M and 10M this year.
This is our first true MS setup. All previous MS operations were somehow simple
and far away from now-days MS layouts, because radio is SO2R developed and
configured.
Second station was with dipoles, just to see functionality and to understand
how it must be properly organized for future MS contesting. Interlocking was
build in a fly with relays, very simple and efficient. Some videos of this KIS
technology will be on You Tube soon.

Air conditioner was broken, and operators were like in OH sauna all the time.
But, no pain - no gain.

Result could be better with just a bit better RUN2, but we are glad that now we
understand how to proceed with setup.

CU in next one

In behalf of 4O3A Premium Contest Resort
Ranko
 
AL9A   SO Mixed HP   125,1782011-07-10 10:24:22
Tough conditions to EU through the Aurora most of the weekend. I'm always
amazed at the CW speeds the major contest stations run - very intimidating for
a hacker like me! Shouldn't have wasted my time trying for some SSB QSOs. Not
productive at all and, dare I say it, I found CW to be much more enjoyable. I
need to become more callous about trying to dig the weak ones out of the mush.
Need to turn the RF gain down and just focus on the loud ones. That would help
the rate a bunch.
 
K7IA   SO Mixed HP   178,6512011-07-10 10:25:23
The delay in the annual "monsoon" season produced unusually clear skies and high
temperatures during this year's IARU weekend. While thunderstorm threats were
low, these conditions really tested our off-grid homebrew photovoltaic system's
capabilities, as it powered all of the household loads, heat-producing linear
amp, evaporative cooler, and water well pump. High ambient temps are no friend
of solar panels--not only because refrigerator/freezer loads are greater but
also because of reduced photon-to-electron conversion efficiency. Still, it
was great to see that the equipment could keep up with load demand, in daytime,
that is. Nighttime ops required converting some diesel fuel into electrons to
keep the large battery (37 kWh theoretical capacity) happy. While off-grid
solar electric may be more reliable than the grid (especially in our service
area during monsoon season), it isn't cheap, and it makes a 1.5 gallon linear
amp out of the question.

In every contest, I have to learn not to spend so much time in S&P mode, and
the IARU was no different. I guess that says I'm more of a hunter than the
hunted. There was plenty of activity in both approaches, and there was
unusually little difficulty finding empty spots to run. Both S&P and Running
rates were both steady and good, making for a lot of enjoyment.

The only glitch was N1MM tried to log every VE3 as Zone 3, so it's always worth
paying attention to those automatic fills!

Thanks for the QSOs. I enjoyed running into many contesting friends and taking
the time to say howdy.

73, dan
 
W7IJ   SO CW HP   318,7502011-07-10 10:27:32
category: non-assisted
 
WA1FCN   SO CW LP   303,2082011-07-10 10:30:12
Sure wish this contest was in the winter months. 80/160
would be a lot more productive and better on my ears. Hi
Not much luck with the JA's maybe worked 3 or 4 in whole
contest. Sure is nice to have 2 el 40 now. After log
checking I'm sure my score will be close to past couple years
effort. I keep thinking 10 meters will come alive, but no
such luck,
73 bob WA1FCN
 
K4QPL   SO CW QRP   77,3762011-07-10 10:32:34
When the contest started the prospects for QRP looked pretty bleak and I
contemplated shifting to LP. However at about 1400 things started improving and
the better EU stations started hearing me beginning with GR2HQ. Conditions got
progressively better and despite it being a part time effort, I was satisfied.
Noise levels on 80 were low enough to also grab DA0HQ, TM0HQ and GR2HQ and
other EU there. Great ears on those ops, not to mention ZL6HQ on 20. And thanks
to all who take the time to pull us peanut whistles out of the mud. I am very
much aware that the real QRP credit goes to the guys at the other end of the
"circuit".
 
K5IID   SO CW LP   52,5722011-07-10 10:42:09
Fun time as usual. Didn't spend a lot of time on the air. Good to hear so many
old friends.
Tom K5IID
 
YU1WC   SO CW QRP   45,3602011-07-10 10:47:35
My qrp multiband rig is still being built, the antennas are only in design
phase, so once again this was a monoband fun on my only band so far. The
activity was great. Managed to increase my dxcc count by 3. Highlights: beeing
heard at VK2IM and VK4CT without much problems, and almost passing through the
noise at T6MO - this time I got an "?" :))

rig: Genesis G40 homebrew SDR monobander, 5W
sw: GSDR & N1MM
ant: vertical with 2 elevated radials @ 35 m high rooftop
 
N6AR   SO CW HP   436,7462011-07-10 10:47:48
Where were the Africans! Signals to ZL were great everywhere I heard them.
 
WA5RML   SO CW QRP   6,7252011-07-10 10:49:04
FT-857D @5wts to G5RV (80/40M) and Vertical (20-10M). What a blast! Had a lot
of fun. Thanks to all the operators who pulled my QRP signal out of the
QRM/QRN!
 
N7VM   SO Mixed HP   774,3122011-07-10 10:49:25
Conditions seemed weird, but then it's summer... I'm more used to the
fall/winter contest season.

Unbelievably, Murphy stayed away even though I was still getting the station
ready 30 minutes before the start (I had pulled out the second radio for field
day).

Didn't spend enough time running on SSB... CW seems so much easier... less QRM,
fewer fills, fewer lids.

Radios (and Dunestar filters) worked great... I've got more station than I know
what to do with, and definately need to work on better operating strategies...
missed a number of important openings.

Thanks for all the Q's!
 
K9YC   SO CW HP   400,2102011-07-10 10:52:07
This was a lazy man's almost full time effort. Slept in Saturday morning,
starting an hour late (just after 6 am), took time off late morning when
nothing was open to EU, and quit early (at 2:15 am) before 80 opened to JA. Did

a bit of SO2R once things slowed down, which helped pick up mults and stations
on 15 and 10.

Conditions were really stinko. 15 never really opened to EU, although I did
work a few EU stations, and even on 20M, it was only the big stations who were
coming through, and who could copy me. As usual, most of the Chinese stations
were deaf, almost certainly due to high RF noise levels -- several were solid
S8, but couldn't hear my 1.5kW. And, as usual, too many of the big EU stations
were steaming away at 35 wpm when auroral flutter was making them nearly
uncopyable. What is it in the human psyche that makes these guys believe that
when signal is being fluttered by the path, that there's won't be too?

On the positive side, activity was surprisingly high. And despite the QRN, 160
worked better than expected. VE1ZJ called me with the zone 9 multiplier, KH7Y
gave me zone 61, NO3M contributed zone 8, and VE3EJ pulled me out of heavy QRN
for zone 4.Thanks for all the Qs.

73, Jim K9YC
 
PY2KJ   SO CW HP   63,5042011-07-10 10:57:09
 
KM6I   SO Mixed HP   30,7802011-07-10 11:01:04
K3, Hercules, Dipole@60ft.
 
K1KI   SO CW HP   344,5202011-07-10 11:02:02
Was down 50 QSOs from last year after six hours. 10 and 15 just not ready for
prime-time! 40m was great after 00z. 73 Tom
 
N4PN   SO CW HP   721,3502011-07-10 11:03:44
The Good and the Bad...
Condx not great but still lots of activity on some band...Great
to hear 20m open all night long to somewhere....
No shocking DX worked except maybe for ST2AR and B4TB..
Hard to get serious with IARU this year as I had to attend
a wedding on Saturday evening....lost almost four hours...
Thanks to all for keeping me in the chair for most of the
contest..
73, Paul

FT1000MP/AL1200 - 1KW
TH-5
Alpha-Delta for 80/40
Inverted Vee for 160...(discovered this morning one leg is
laying on top of my neighbors garage - no big deal with QRN
this time of year anyway...)
 
DKØMM(DJ7IK)   SO CW HP   341,0522011-07-10 11:05:51
Participation only to test the station.
 
N4BCD   M/S HP   15,4862011-07-10 11:07:35
Part-time effort with family staying the week. Seventeen yr old son Elliott
KF5HYZ & I did some S&P, next thing I know he's parked at 14.270 running
stations and hitting a 75/hr rate! Proud dad enjoyed watching.

FT-950 > Alpha 91B > A3S @ 65'. For 40m we used the 420' ladderline fed loop.

Score probably isn't correct. Not sure how to extract
 
KØOU   SO Mixed HP   216,5442011-07-10 11:15:43
My program does not break out HQ mults from zone mults so I have them all under
zones. Part time effort here and mostly S&P. Bands were pretty good and I fad a
lot of fun when I could be on. 20 open until midnight and 40 was good early
morning before dawn. LOTS of HQ stations on 20. TNX to all for the Q's and the
fun. K0OU Steve in MO
 
NI7R   SO CW HP   107,0662011-07-10 11:17:58
The storm rolled quickly through the City of Maricopa, so it kept me off the air
for only one hour.

Portable antennas set up in courtyard: Transworld TW20-10 and screwdriver
vertical with 12 foot whip. AL-811H amp.
 
NF4A   M/S HP   540,3962011-07-10 11:20:07
Lost 4 hours due to lightning in the area including the first hour of the
contest.
 
WØRAA   SO Mixed LP   34,2792011-07-10 11:20:53
Strictly a part time S&P for me. With visitors here it was difficult to even
squeeze out a total of 7 hours. The bands started out kind of lousy, but as
the day progressed they improved.
 
OP4K   M/S HP   1,131,5922011-07-10 11:25:13
Propagation was just great a week before the contest so we had high
expectations. Unfortunately tough conditions over the contest weekend but still
this could not spoil the fun.
We built a vertical for 80m and it proved to be working well.
As the contest progressed, I set the goal to 1250 QSO's and 1,000,000 points.
Both were achieved so the crew did well despite the strange propagation. At
some times you could call CQ without reply but on the other hand signals were
just 59(9)+++.

Yaesu FTDX5000MP
Acom 2000A
Optibeam OB 18-6
80m Inverted V and vertical
160m T loaded vertical with 1 radial
N1MM
Winkeyer

73 Joe
OP4K
 
KD7MSC   SO Mixed LP   27,2252011-07-10 11:32:03
Low power, low dipole and limited time. I still had a blast.
See you in the next contest.
73, Sean
kd7msc
 
W7YS   SO CW HP   18,6202011-07-10 11:38:22
T-STORMS - I'M A CHICKEN!
 
AA3B   SO CW HP   2,099,8182011-07-10 11:40:21
First time over 2M for me.
 
N5DX   SO Mixed HP   2,560,2152011-07-10 11:51:05
Great contest! Conditions on 20 and 40 were excellent. Running SSB in this
contest is a welcome escape from the typical wall to wall stations that we
encounter in most big phone contests. Was able to easily find clear
frequencies on 20 and 40 meter phone and run a lot of 5 point stations. 10 was
open throughout the day into the European headquarter stations, but not to much
outside of that.

Tried to maximize rate as much as possible, and pushed really hard on the
second radio. No storms and all the bands were very quiet.

73,
Kevin, N5DX
 
F5IN   SO CW HP   1,172,2882011-07-10 11:54:42
Powered by Win-Test 4.7.0 http://www.win-test.com

TS - 940S + SB220 / TL922

160m >> shunt-fed tower (24m)
80m >> top loaded delta loop
40m >> 2 ele monob beam (dxbeam.com)
20m >> 5 ele monob beam (dxbeam.com)
15m >> 5 ele monob beam (dxbeam.com)
10m >> 6 ele monob beam (dxbeam.com)

No beverages or K9AY .....
 
WC4J   SO Mixed LP   15,4982011-07-10 11:55:08
fIRST tIME ON IN 3 YEARS GOT 2 HOURS OF OP WITH DOCTORS PERMISSION HOPE TO DO
SWEEPS THIS YEAR ALSO HAD A BLAST!
73' DE WC4J
 
K7FA   SO CW HP   50,5082011-07-10 11:57:43
Rig: K3/P3/AL-800H
Ant: 40M3FS-125 (3-el yagi) at 140-ft
Sfw: N1MM-Logger v11.7.1

Thunderstorms greatly curtailed operations, and foiled plans to make a serious
single-band effort. (Yes! There is no such category in this contest; but my
interest was to determine who could be worked, and when on 40-m CW.)

Best rates occurred during the first 3-hours of the test (ran JA's). As
expected, signals from Asia and Oceania were strong. Surprisingly, Oceania
contacts were made throughout a 7-hour period (0730Z to 1430Z). During mid-day,
domestic stations were logged, then by 0145Z, openings to EU began and continued
thru the balance of the test. At 0400Z Caribbean contacts were made, and at
1000Z Asian openings occurred during a second period. Neither African nor
Middle-East stations were heard.

The following WX Info may seem lame to you, but conditions were serious!
Frequent station shut-downs to avoid equipment damage were necessary.
During last year's IARU Contest, thunderstorms spared me, and appeared to be
most prevalent in southern AZ; but this monsoon season brought
unusually-frequent wind/rain-drop static discharge, lightning strikes, hail,
high winds, and a small amount of rain. The National Weather Service issued a
Weather Alert for my specific community, and I spent time with them on the
telephone describing conditions. The period between each storm-cell varied from
minutes to as much as an hour. NEXRAD Web Radar (running on separate computer)
was consulted frequently.

For those of you who have never worked a contest during a Monsoon season in the
Southwest, the magnitude of QRN would not be appreciated. No
receiver/noise-blanker and low-noise antenna combination will pull weak signals
through those conditions. Besides the sound in the earphones, the bottom portion
of the split-BandScope display turns orange, stays that way for minutes, and
gives new meaning to WATERFALL DISPLAY.

Sorry for those fill requests, and to those who must believe I have gone deaf.

Gosh, maybe I have! ;)

73, Tom - K7FA
 
CE3HQ(@CE3AA)   Headquarters HP   3,333,1052011-07-10 12:05:02
It was a great experience, it will be a new ce contest generation. Thanks a lot
to all who worked us..73!!!
 
NN7SS(K6UFO)   SO Mixed QRP   77,0282011-07-10 12:05:51
I got up for the 5AM start, and worked all the
excited people. Then settled down for a lot of trying
for Europe, and lots of 20m and 15m all day long. I
took an afternoon nap so I could get back on in
darkness after sunset for low bands. I like the
24 hr format better than the long 48 hr contests.

Not enough sunspots to really open 10m, but 15m was
good. Don't ask about working Europeans while QRP
in the Northwest corner pocket (OK, I managed to work
8 of them.) A total of 33 DXCC entities worked, many
more heard, but not workable QRP. No "zero point" QSOs,
so the USA is able to work each other. Big thanks to
W1AW/6 and NU1AW/5 for all the HQ Mults on so many
bands! The operators showed a lot of patience and
good operating.

I love that there are no "packet pileups" (since Single
Ops can't use packet), and that most running stations
identify on every QSO.

In 2009 I made 30 QSOs, in 2010 Zero, so this year was
a big improvement. Thanks for the contacts!

NN7SS Burt WA (K6UFO op)

10,15,20m: C-31XR at 71ft, C-3 53ft, 3el Steppir 40 ft
40m: Force 12 Delta 240 at 78ft, 40-2CD at 48 ft
80m: Half-slopers from 60ft and 47 ft
160m: Inverted L over metal garage roof.
Two Yaesu FT-1000MPs turned down to 5 watts
Writelog software and W5XD multikeyer.
 
KØEJ   SO CW HP   848,3462011-07-10 12:05:58
New station construction continues - added a sidemounted tribander the day
before the contest (Tnx W4NZ!). Discovered a few new things to fix but was fun
to play. Bands seemed quiet until 1740Z when something started up and never
seemed to go away.

I am guessing 22 hrs op time - FWIW. I only took 1 hour off but noticed gaps in
the log - asleep at the key!

73, Mark K0EJ
 
NN4F   SO SSB HP   153,1612011-07-10 12:11:57
Would have been a full time effort, if the storm didnt sit over my head for 4
hours, and the wind took down my 160-40 antenna, had to live with 20 - 10, 20
seemed way down here, EU HQ stations were loud, but everyome else in EU sounded
way down. Nice surprise was to run across Midway and Guam, haven't heard Guam in
a few years from this QTH...

Was fun, but wasn't the effort I really wanted to put in...

Paul - NN4F


FT1000MP MkV, Alpha 78, Mosley TA63
 
N6TV   SO CW HP   164,5882011-07-10 12:15:00
Quit early due to unexpected early fatigue, headache, line noise, poor
conditions on the air, and a beautiful sunny day outside. The cost of sticking
with it for another 16 hours just didn't seem worth the effort, this time.
 
K4PG   SO CW LP   3,1742011-07-10 12:19:26
Still recuperating from a fall and I could only sit on and off for about an hour
or an hour and a half, here and there. Condx were awful until 40M late, but too
late for me. 73 de Kevin K4PG
 
N8XX   SO CW QRP   12,9432011-07-10 12:22:56
Rotten conditions for most part, Especially when running <5 watts to an antenna
not much better than a dummy load buried 6' underground. Participation seemed
much less than last year, worked out most of the run stations, and slim
pickin's for last 4 or 5 hours. With a medicore antenna it was hard to get
heard even in Europe. But, fun, fun, fun. Tnx 2 the organizers.
 
N4OGW   SO CW HP   1,470,3282011-07-10 12:26:27
From here I thought conditions were better than last year- 20 opened to Europe
several hours earlier this year and 15 seemed slightly better.

I was down about 100 qso's from last year--several thunderstorm cells were
developing for several hours close to me, unfortunately in the direction to
Europe during prime 20m time. I never had to shut down but boy it got noisy for
a while.

antennas here:

160 : shunt fed tower, active rx array
80 : 4-square, active rx array
40 : 2 el shorty at 100 ft
20 : 4/4 100/50 ft
15 : 6/6 70/35 ft
10 : 6 el 67 ft

K3+AL-1500,K3+SB-1000
logging software: SO2SDR running in Linux

Tor
N4OGW/5
 
OK2BFN   SO CW LP   505,1532011-07-10 12:27:16
Pleased to complete T6MO QSO in the 40m QRM/QRN - both weak LP - new one for
me.
73, Tom
 
K6TUJ   SO SSB LP   4,1992011-07-10 12:29:23
Thunderstorms and lightning crashes somewhat hampered activity and made bands
noisy, however it was fun working contacts in between.
 
N2YBB   SO SSB HP   27,2462011-07-10 12:32:51
Single Op, High Power, Single Band (20 meters), SSB only
 
WØETT   SO CW LP   189,1542011-07-10 12:36:29
Bnd condx seemed limited to NA until afternoon and early evening when signals
from EU peaked up S9+. Enjoyable contest! - W0ETT

Rig: IC756pro3 to HF yagis/verticals
 
N4AF   SO CW HP   1,102,7012011-07-10 12:36:30
Really had not planned to get on that much but 40M was enticing.
Great to work so many of my weekly NS Sprint friends !

Breakout @ http://n4af.blountscreek.org/stats/2011_iaru-hf_n4af/

73, Howie
 
WB8JUI   SO CW LP   39,9622011-07-10 12:40:48
Limited time and very limited antenna availablity.

20 was open to most areas from here up to at least 0330Z when I decided to QRT
for the night. Unfortunately my low band antennas (along with 10 & 15) are
down, so that gave me an excuse to get some sleep. Old age I guess...

Thanks to all for the Qs.

73 - Rick WB8JUI
 
VA3RKM   SO CW QRP   1,6202011-07-10 12:41:51
K2, 5w, vertical. Not much time to operate this year. Tnx for the contacts.
 
K3MD   SO Mixed HP   239,5532011-07-10 12:43:37
Very poor conditions. /1 operation frm mountains of NH with 500w ALS-500M, TH-3
at 40 ft, all-band dipole.
 
OK1JOC   SO Mixed LP   146,3052011-07-10 12:48:15
IC7000,100W,zepp.
 
K5KG   SO Mixed HP   990,7652011-07-10 12:56:35
Station:
K3 + P3 + Acom 2000A
WinTest
C31@60', 6el 10m yagi @30'(stuck on SA), 2el 40@75', 80m Inv Vee.
1 pot 'o coffee, sodas, OJ, H2O, assorted snacks - all within easy reach!

Got off to a good start with 120 Q's in the second hour, but the rest of
Saturday was downhill. Condx got "worser and worser" throughout the daylight
hours. 10 and 15 were an overall disappointment, leaving us to concentrate on
20 later in the day. Without packet, I had no idea what the solar activity was
doing, but it sure felt like a flare was happening. As nightime approached, the
ambient noise level on 20 built to the point where I had to kick in the K3's
noise reduction. The noise didn't seem to be local electrical noise, but
rather an overall rising of the noise floor. It was feeling like an oncoming
thunderstorm, but the wx was clear. That noise persisted on 20 throughout the
night. 40 was also noisy, but not like 20. Interesting enough, 80 was
relatively quiet on my rx loop.

If I was not in a run, of which there were several spectacular ones - best hour
was 136 @ 00z - on both phone and cw on 20 and 40, I would try to QSY after each
10 minute interval to keep S&P'ing for mults and new stations. Keeping a focus
on the WinTest 10 minute timer relly helped to keep me moving from band to band
and mode to mode.

I can't say enough about the K3's receiver, and the usefulness of the P3 band
scope. I found myself watching the P3's screen constantly, especially on the
bands with little activity to find the few stations that were there. It was
also very helpful for finding holes on busy bands when looking for a place to
CQ and start a run. The P3 is the next best thing to being "assisted"!!!

Ok, back to the bands. I was able to maintain 60 to 80 Qso's per hour
throughout the night. 20 was good until the week hours, but it finally petered
out until it opened to EU at daylight. 40 was the money band where, in addition
to a large collection of Euros, we managed to work a nice assortment of VK's,
ZL's, KH6's, KL7's and a good number of JA's, some of which must have peaked at
40 over! Biggest thrills: NH2T on 40 cw - Tnx, Dave. Also 9M6 on 40 cw, and a
VK6 and two ZS's on 40 ssb.

I would like to mention the excellent performance of the HQ stations, of which
we managed to work 42 of them. They seemed to be everywhere! When running, it
was not uncommon to be called by an HQ stn in the pile up. Even on seemingly
dead bands, DA0HQ, EF8HQ, TM0HQ, IO4HQ, GR2HQ, and YU8HQ would be there along
with NU1AW/5 and W1AW/6!

73, George, K5KG
 
K9MMS   SO CW HP   535,4622011-07-10 12:58:15
K3 + AL-80B(800 W) + Win-Test ; 63% of QSOs via CQ runs.

This score was a personal best for me after many years in the IARU contest
running low power. I only ran HP in this contest in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Considering the poor band conditions, using HP makes things much more
enjoyable. The downside is that being in the HP category makes it tough for my
little pistol station to ever outscore any of the big stations, in IL and
Central Division U.S., that have multiple, high, antenna-stacked towers and run
1500 watts.

Having a few high-rate hours, having the rate meter topping 180 at times, and
several times making 3 or 4 QS0s per minute, made it more fun. The good rates
and more DX heard did not happen until more towards the second half of this
contest. It seemed more like a U.S. / VE contest for much of the time. I
started at 1205Z Saturday, and I had only 300 QSOs logged when I stopped for
lunch around 1700Z -- with about 25 minutes of break time included. I had 641
QSOs logged when I stopped for supper around 2300Z. Still, the goal was to
make over 1000 Qs and beat my score of last year. I resumed around 0005Z
Sunday and operated (with a couple of short breaks) until 1000Z on Sunday to
get a few hours sleep before having to leave home around 1400Z. Op-time this
year was only 0.5 hour less than last year, but the score improved by 200 more
Qs, 27 more mults, and 153k more points.

I have run LP for most of my 53 plus years in ham radio, but my attitude is
changing. As the saying goes, "life is too short for QRP." The past few
years, I have started running higher power and adopted the more practical view
of -- at my age, life is too short for low power. :)

Thanks for the Qs, Ms, and fun.
73,
Gary
 
W9ZRX   SO Mixed LP   97,7762011-07-10 13:06:52
40M Inverted-Vee + K3
 
XE2B   SO Mixed LP   18,0572011-07-10 13:15:48
Handicapped contest this year due to:

1) early this week I managed to got my right foor injured, who prevented me to
climb the tower and repair the 160-80-40M Twin Sloper.

2) A power outage that lasted the 6 hours of the test.

3) Vertical triband dipole became non-operational, a few hours before the test
(very high SWR).

Fortunately, a couple of weeks earlier I had installed a home-brew, twin zepp
antenna, at low height (40 ft), which I managed to tune it decently on 20M and
to some extent on 15M and 40M.

Back to the contest:
- 20M the best band

- 40M Very low noise, allowed me to work more stations than I had expected

- 15M probably my antena was not up to the task and did not devote much time
on it

-10M Big disappoinment, very few stations heard and worked.

Other than that, It was another great contest!

Thanks for the Q's


Luis XE2B
 
NY3A   SO CW HP   1,721,1722011-07-10 13:19:54
Great fun.

73;
Steve
 
NP3CW   SO Mixed LP   10,2862011-07-10 13:32:04
OPERATION TIME WAS 3 HOURS.
WORKED ONLY 10,15 AND 20 MTRS BAND.
 
KD8GOX   SO Mixed LP   30,6282011-07-10 13:36:28
Part time working on code copy skills. - Karl
 
WC1M   SO CW HP   1,806,8162011-07-10 13:39:07
Even though conditions weren't great, this is a personal best for me in IARU,
and the first time I've had over 2,000 Qs in the contest. Second-best mult
total, too. Not enough to win, but I'm pleased with the effort.

Unfortunately, 15 and 10 didn't open well enough to run up big numbers on those
bands. I ran 15 as best I could from 1300z-1500z Saturday, but the rate really
suffered and I had to go back to 20. I probably should have tried running 15
later in the afternoon, but it was really hard to break away from 150+ rates on
20. I S&Ped 15 a lot during the contest, but my Qs and mults are way down on
that band, especially compared with stations further south (the old latitude
effect.) Couldn't run 10, of course, but it was nice to pull in a few EU mults
in the late afternoon. 80 was disappointing, too. There was a lot of static and
I just couldn't get a decent run going. Also, I was reluctant to leave the
strong rates on 40 for very long. Still, I can't help thinking that an 80m
4-square would have been so much better than my delta loop in the trees and
trapped vee on the tower. Got to get that big project going!

Speaking of rates, they were awesome on 20. I had seven straight hours of 100+
rate on that band Saturday afternoon. The 10-minute meter stayed above 150
often, and hit 198 on several occasions. The rate on 40 at 0000z was excellent,
too, though it tailed off after a couple of hours. I was able to sustain an
overall average of about 100 QSOs per hour for the first 15 hours or so, but
then the rate dropped Saturday evening and Sunday morning. 0800z was the low
point, but other than that the rates were decent and there was almost always
another band open to S&P.

Had a few nice DX surprises, like A6HCA calling in on 20 at the start, 9V1YC
calling in on 15, finding ST2AR on 40, and finding/working B4HQ on 20 at 0930z
on Sunday. Also had a good mini-run of JAs on 20 to close out the contest and
get my QSO total over 2000. VK/ZL and Pacific were good on 20 and 40, but no JA
on 40.

All the equipment worked, though right at the beginning I had a minor glitch
that prevented transmission and didn't get it solved until seven minutes into
the contest. Lost a few Qs, but nothing serious. Normally I test everything
before the contest starts, but we had a big thunderstorm come through Friday
night that forced me to shutdown and unplug everything. There wasn't time
Saturday morning to thoroughly test the station because I had to drop my wife
and son off at the bus station at 6:30 AM, then rush home to plug everything in
and get ready for the contest. All in all, the problem was relatively small, and
I was lucky that the thunderstorms passed through before the contest and not
while I was operating.

One antenna change: In the weeks leading up to the contest, I installed a 6-el
10m monobander at 115', about 5' above my 2-el 40m beam (yeah, I'm an optimist,
hoping we're not in another Maunder Minimum.) Though 115' is quite high for a
10m beam, it provides a very effective S&P antenna when the main SteppIR stack
is busy on another band (and, I'm hoping that the low angle might come in
useful for catching early band openings -- we'll see, when and if 10 comes
back.) Previously, I had to use my C3E for 10, and it's in a poor location, low
down and at the end of 400' of LMR400UF coax. I've had the 10m beam in my garage
since early last decade. I had used it for only one contest season before 10m
faded and it made more sense to use the AB-577 it was on for the tribander. It
does my heart good to see the 10m beam no longer going to waste, and it was
very useful this weekend, even though 10 was barely open. I was able to score
some 1/2" heliax and connectors for the run up the tower to the 10m monobander,
so it's a combination of 1-5/8" and 1/2" heliax all the way from the shack to
the antenna (about 335'). Another project that needs to get done is to replace
the 300'-400' of LMR400UF coax that runs to the other S&P antennas with 1/2"
heliax. Got almost everything I need for that, just need to get some pull
soap.

All in all, I was pretty well prepared for the contest. I would have liked to
get a little more sleep this week, but the schedule had other plans. I was a
bit tired during the first few hours, but once the high rates on 20 started
Saturday afternoon, I became absorbed in running and trying to S&P. I love the
format of this contest -- plenty of mults to hunt. After that, I felt quite
good throughout the contest, and thought several times how much easier it is to
do a 24-hour contest than a 48-hour contest (except that it's a bummer only
getting one shot at each opening -- all it takes is one thunderstorm or solar
event to mess up your weekend.) I kept looking at the time remaining and
thinking this is really a piece of cake and I'll have no trouble making it to
the end. Well, almost. When the rates dropped off in the wee hours Sunday
morning, I started feeling the fatigue and looked forward to the end. Still, if
it was CQ WW or ARRL DX I would have been staring another 24 hours in the face.


As for food, I ate very little during the contest, which I think helped. Except
for quickly throwing some dinner on a plate Saturday evening, I spend virtually
all of the time in front of the radio. I think this was my best effort to keep
from "wandering away from the radio." That's got to be one of the secrets of
contesting -- stay in the chair!

Due to summer vacation plans, I haven't always been able to do the IARU
contest, and a couple of years when I was able to do it I had technical
glitches that ended the contest early for me. So it was a real treat to make
it through the whole 24 hours this year.

Thanks for all the Qs, and hope to see you next year.

Stats (for K5ZD :-) and antenna/equipment list follow.

73, Dick WC1M

QSO/ZN+HQ by hour and band

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

D1-1200Z - - - 95/12 5/5 - 100/17 100/17
D1-1300Z - - - 23/2 50/9 5/3 78/14 178/31
D1-1400Z - - - 14/12 52/7 - 66/19 244/50
D1-1500Z - - - 7/1 19/6 15/6 41/13 285/63
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 111/5 6/4 --+-- 117/9 402/72
D1-1700Z - - - 110/2 4/3 3/1 117/6 519/78
D1-1800Z - - - 118/0 - - 118/0 637/78
D1-1900Z - - - 128/0 3/3 - 131/3 768/81
D1-2000Z - - - 121/8 - 1/1 122/9 890/90
D1-2100Z - - - 97/3 4/3 2/2 103/8 993/98
D1-2200Z - - - 100/8 1/1 - 101/9 1094/107
D1-2300Z - - 28/25 16/3 - - 44/28 1138/135
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- 133/16 --+-- --+-- --+-- 133/16 1271/151
D2-0100Z - - 93/3 9/5 - - 102/8 1373/159
D2-0200Z - 27/22 29/1 3/0 - - 59/23 1432/182
D2-0300Z 9/7 1/1 40/7 - - - 50/15 1482/197
D2-0400Z - 2/2 94/1 13/4 - - 109/7 1591/204
D2-0500Z - 3/2 67/1 12/3 - - 82/6 1673/210
D2-0600Z - 3/1 38/2 23/1 - - 64/4 1737/214
D2-0700Z - 18/2 44/3 5/3 - - 67/8 1804/222
D2-0800Z 1/1 --+-- 27/3 5/0 --+-- --+-- 33/4 1837/226
D2-0900Z - 3/0 21/2 26/1 - - 50/3 1887/229
D2-1000Z - - - 59/1 1/1 - 60/2 1947/231
D2-1100Z - - - 77/1 - - 77/1 2024/232

Total: 10/8 57/30 614/64 1172/75 145/42 26/13

Continent Breakdown

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

EU 2 19 363 844 64 6 1298 64.1
NA 7 33 221 251 71 18 601 29.7
SA 0 3 9 15 6 1 34 1.7
AS 0 0 3 47 2 0 52 2.6
AF 1 2 7 2 1 1 14 0.7
OC 0 0 11 13 1 0 25 1.2

Mult Breakdown

4J 1 1
4L 1 1 2
4O 1 1
4X 1 2 3
5B 1 1 2
5H 1 1
9A 2 7 12 1 22
9V 1 1
A6 1 1
BY 1 1
C3 1 1
CE 2 1 3
CM 1 1 2
CN 1 1 2
CT 1 1 4 6
CX 1 1 2
DL 1 64 148 6 1 220
E7 1 2 3 1 7
EA 10 20 7 1 38
EA8 1 1 3 2 1 1 9
EI 4 6 1 11
ER 1 5 6
ES 2 2
EU 5 12 17
EX 1 1
EY 1 1
F 1 1 10 11 3 2 28
FO 1 1
FP 1 1 1 1 4
G 1 19 43 1 1 65
GD 2 2
GI 1 1
GJ 1 2 3
GM 3 5 8
GW 3 3
HA 1 11 21 1 34
HB 1 7 8 16
HB0 1 2 3
HI 2 2
HK 1 1 2
I 2 21 33 7 1 64
IS 3 3
JA 20 20
K 5 24 191 216 64 15 515
KH6 3 3 1 7
KL 1 1
KP2 1 1 2
KP4 1 1
LA 1 9 10
LU 1 2 4 2 1 10
LX 1 1 1 3
LY 1 8 16 1 26
LZ 10 14 4 28
OE 1 2 3 1 7
OH 7 14 3 24
OH0 1 1
OK 22 44 4 70
OM 1 4 16 21
ON 2 9 13 1 25
OY 1 1
OZ 1 9 10
PA 7 31 38
PJ4 1 1 2
PY 1 4 7 2 14
S5 1 9 17 5 32
SM 9 20 1 30
SP 1 21 61 4 87
ST 1 1
SV 1 5 6
TA 1 1
TF 1 1 2
UA 21 84 2 107
UA2 1 2 3
UA9 15 15
UN 2 2
UR 28 80 2 110
V5 1 1
VE 2 6 24 25 5 2 64
VK 3 5 8
VP5 1 1 1 1 4
VU 1 1
XE 1 2 3
YL 7 5 12
YO 1 12 28 2 43
YU 1 10 22 3 36
YV 1 1
Z3 2 1 1 4
ZA 1 1
ZF 1 1 1 3
ZL 5 4 9


Antennas:

160M - trapped vee @90'
80M - delta loop @75, trapped vee @90'
40M - Cal-Av 2D-40A @110', 4-square
20M - 4/4/4 SteppIRs @96'/64'/34' on TICs, C3E @50', 4-el @72'
15M - 4/4/4 SteppIRs @96'/64'/34' on TICs, C3E @50', 5-el @50'
10M - 4/4/4 SteppIRs @96'/64'/34' on TICs, C3E @50'. 6-el @115'

Tower#1: Force 12 EF-610, Cal-AV 2D-40A, 4-el SteppIRs, 160/80 trapped vee
770-MDP: Force-12 EF-420
AB-577 #1: Force-12 EF-515
AB-577 #2: Force-12 C3E

Delta loop hung from a tree

dual 580' beverage aimed 20/220 degrees

Equipment:

Elecraft K3 + Alpha 87A, Elecraft K3 + LP-PAN + Acom 2000A, Writelog,
LP-BRIDGE, PowerSDR-IF, YCCC SO2R Box, homebrew Windows antenna
switching/tuning software ("AntennaMaster"), Hamation Relay Drivers, TopTen and
KK1L SO2R switches, Green Heron and Hy-Gain rotor controllers, microHam Stack
Switch and StackMax
 
VE2GHI   SO CW LP   59,6882011-07-10 13:55:47
This year the contest was more difficult for me.
I usually have about S9 QRM and my carolina windom could surely be improve.
Anyway in each contest there is something to learn and this contest show me how
to use efficienly the filter of my IC-756 pro 3.
I will write what I have learn so next year will be better.

Now when is the next contest ?
72/73 de Jean (VE2GHI)
 
VA7KO   SO CW HP   138,2642011-07-10 13:56:39
Took a longer-than-expected break that included some beer and wasn't sure how it
might affect my decoding ability when I got back to radio but all was OK. Wasn't
around to capitalize on daytime bands, though, and this is reflected in my
score. But a fun part-time effort this year.
Koji VA7KO
 
VA1CHP   SO CW LP   549,0362011-07-10 14:14:02
I'm getting too old to sit in a chair for 24 hrs! It was fun, Score up from last
yr altho Mults are down. Thanks for the Q's


Rich VA1CHP
 
N7ZG   SO Mixed LP   339,7562011-07-10 14:14:17
Conditions were not very good. The A index hovered at 14 so signals were not
strong. No EU on 40M this year and no running 20.

JA runs were not great either.

I was hoping to get at least one 6 el 20M beam up in time but was too busy.

So, used a 3 el SteppIR at 105 ft for 20/15/10
Dipole at 120 ft for 40/15
Dipole at 140 ft for 80
Inverted L for 160

CU in the fall.
73,
Guy
 
N6WM(@N6RO)   SO Mixed HP   553,0142011-07-10 14:27:33
Jumped into this contest after only 3 hours of sleep, and since this was the
first time I have operated this contest as a single op, I was using it to
become familiarized with SO2R in a cw setting, still pretty new to me, so this
was only a semi-serious effort.

Conditions not the best, but I had a fantastic time. great to hear the
activity out there, and appreciate all the qso's and working all my friends out
there.

Thanks to Ken, N6RO for the use of the station, and it performed quite well,
including the new 10 meter stack the team put together over the last couple of
months.

73 and seeya next time gang

~Chris
N6WM
 
K7LY   SO SSB HP   144,4022011-07-10 14:38:24
My first IARU contest. 80M had limited participation, at least to this area.
Still need a 40M beam though.
 
K3FIV   SO SSB LP   39,6092011-07-10 14:39:06
For a long time, I've been spared by Murphy, so I was due. Fired up the radio
to see what was around in IARU, and the few signals were so weak and watery
that I just knew it was finally time to replace that length of coax at the
antenna feedpoint that got wet a while back. After half an hour, a nice piece
of low-loss coax was in place.

It didn't help.

Band conditions were pretty bad, at least from this part of the west coast. EU
was difficult, as always from CM88 with my 100W and dipole, but at least some of
the stations dug my signal out. Others couldn't hear me at all even with no one
else calling.

Participation seemed light as well. There were plenty of open frequencies on
all bands every time I looked. Even 20SSB had space in mid-afternoon. I can't
remember a major contest where that happened in the past couple of years.

Tried CW to see if it was better. There seemed to be more activity, but all
the signals were pretty weak too. Made 2 Qs on CW. So, to make things even
more fun, in a fit of insanity I decided to concentrate on Phone as part of my
usual goal to "see what I can do with 100 watts and a wire." I subtracted the
CW Qs from the score summary above, but I'll include them in the log.

This was mostly S&P, which I find to be more interesting, although I did take a
few opportunities to try some runs. Holding a prime frequency around 14.220 in
mid-afternoon was a new experience. It would have been even better if there
were more stations that could hear me!

It was fun though. Even got some new DX. I stumbled on Svalbard as well as
the Jan Mayen DXpedition, neither of whom had a pileup. Very strange. Also
found Guam, Midway, and a handful of VKs and other South Pacific. Only
Caribbean I heard was ZF1A. Only AF was Canary Islands. JA was also
uncharacteristically absent. Same with Asiatic Russia. Usually they are
booming in here as the sun rises in Asia, but only a few this time. 20 was
open well after dark, and it was interesting to try to copy the VK/ZLs CQing on
the same frequencies as EU HQ stations who reappeared with the EU dawn.
Worldwide propagation, but not a lot of signals. Even 15 was open well after
dark from CA to VK with reasonably strong signals, but very few on the air on
either side.

W1AW/6 and NU1AW/5 made good "beacons" on all bands. I convinced my 80 meter
dipole to radiate enough RF on 160 to complete a W1AW/6 sweep - 6 bands.

Still waiting for sunspots...

Thanks for the patience and the good ears out there!

73,
/Jack de K3FIV
Rig: Flex-3000, N1MM
Ant: 135 foot Carolina Windom at 35 feet
Loc: 400 feet up, 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean (nice waveguide to Asia...)

See you in the CA QSO Party October 1,2 from MENDocino county!
 
N4LZ   M/S HP   31,8082011-07-10 14:40:54
Usual summer storms but did better than last year.
 
AA4FU   SO CW LP   103,4562011-07-10 14:41:23
Part time S&P effort with a nice run on 40m for about an hour. The two HQ mults
on 10m were NU1AW/5 and TM0HQ. Never heard W1AW/6 on 10, but did work a couple
of zone 6 stations. I heard a couple of other EU HQ stations on 10, but they
were very weak and unworkable.

73,
Alan
 
K3JT   SO CW HP   490,0322011-07-10 14:44:06
main radio died at 2 am. had to swap equipment to keep up the effort. this
contest was my excuse to work on antennas all week. netbook keyboard was
reason for punching wrong keys at critical moments while trying to make and log
QSOs. My apologies (and my excuse) for operating like a LID.
 
ZM4G(ZL2IFB)   SO CW HP   431,0462011-07-10 14:47:34
Glad to find so many HQ stations QRV. Condx flat here - just one 10m QSO but
interesting LP paths on 20m. I was hearing EU on 80m an hour before our sunset
but couldn't raise any at that time. 73 Gary ZL2iFB / ZM4G
 
K1BV   SO CW HP   95,1502011-07-10 14:50:42
Very poor conditions at the beginning, but starting in late afternoon, rate
increased dramatically. Good thing that stations from your own zone counted.
 
YT3M(YT6W)   SO CW LP   1,471,5002011-07-10 14:55:59
Thank You all for q's!

Mladen,YT6W
 
KSØM   SO CW LP   23,2962011-07-10 15:18:58
Good fun and a help to keep my CW skills working. Openings to EU were open and
closed here in the Mid-West Black hole. Did not hear any JA's ZL's or VK calls.
 
N2IC   SO CW HP   1,725,7442011-07-10 15:20:49
After operating last year from WRTC-2010 as R39M with N6TV, it was a little more
relaxing to operate from home this time.

Great USA activity, but with very little EU propagation I couldn't tell if a
non-WRTC year meant activity was better or worse this year. The first 7 hours
all had rates above 100 (133-142-149-121-142-104-123), before I broke the
string with a short break. The hamshack was very hot, which reduced my
butt-in-chair discipline considerably (it's suppose to be cooler at 7000' ASL
!).

Recently leap-frogged a few levels in technology, and replaced my venerable
TS-950SDX's with TS-590S's. This was my first opportunity to use them SO2R.
Yeah, it doesn't have a sub-RX, but in SO2R contesting, when is that ever used
? The 590's performed beautifully. I moved most of the often-used buttons on
the 590 to keystrokes on the keyboard (thanks, N1MM Logger). Rarely had to
waste valuable time touching anything on the radio but the main tuning dial.
I'm surprised there hasn't been more attention to time-and-motion studies of
SO2R contesters. Those wasted seconds add up in the course of 24 or 48 hours.

Now that the ARRL has wised-up and is refusing to adjudicate the HQ scores,
could we please dispense with them entirely, and go back to the original IARU
contest rules, when there were no HQ mults ? I know you east-coasters would
hate to give up your HQ multiplier supremacy, but you would still enjoy a
significant advantage by working many more 5-pointers. It would be good for you
guys to look over your shoulder occasionally and see what is happening in the
rest of the non-EU world !

Antennas:
160: Vertical, sloping dipole
80: 2 el wire beam switchable NE/SW @ 110', dipole @ 110'
40: M2 40M4LLDD (4 element, linear loaded) @ 110', 2 el wire beam NW @ 40'
20: 5 el @ 65', KT36XA @ 75'
15: 5 el @ 32'
10: 5 el @ 35', KT36XA @ 75'
All antennas looking down at steep dropoff in all directions except west.

73,
Steve, N2IC
 
K7HBN   SO CW LP   78,2602011-07-10 15:21:03
Shunned QRP and used my new TS-590 at 100 watts. It is not a "K3 Killer", but
very competent, especially on the "down-conversion" bands. My neighbor's big
tree prevented full rotation of my antenna. I need to find a arborist to do
some selective surgery on that tree!!

de K7HBN
 
VA7IR   SO SSB QRP   4,8362011-07-10 15:28:00
well here we go again fighting with the big boys on 20?? with QRP ha ha ha
but even a few could hear me.. think the TH-6 at 50 feet sure helps.
only a few from here on 15 meters. was supprised with the contacts on
40 meters with my 3 element inverted V at 40 ft.
was a eye opener when i worked Japan on 40?
thanks for all that could hear me and spent the time making sure of the
contacts.
73,s
Ken
 
PR2B(@PW2D)   M/S HP   1,659,9352011-07-10 15:34:06
Thanks again for the opportunity Mamiro and attention, very cold this time of
year and suffer a little, but always worth a lot to find all the contests ...
Thank you all for attention to the team in cw, because we are still beginners
in this mode and see you in the WAE CW, 73.
 
K1IMI(N4CW)   SO CW HP   600,2402011-07-10 15:42:57
Couldn't devote as much time as last year, so results show it!
Great running into old friends all over the place! I love contests
where you can work anybody and everybody and scoring is geared to
working DX!
Who says CW is dead???
Bert (N4CW) at K1IMI
 
W4NZ   SO CW HP   729,6042011-07-10 15:46:46
I thought activity was down a bit compared to last year. Really poor conditions
on the higher bands for the first 10 to 12 hours. 20M seemed to improve late
and was open all night. 40M was in good shape after 00z. 80/160m were
seasonally noisy. All the HQ stations did a great job.

73, Ted W4NZ
 
VE7XF   SO CW HP   346,5452011-07-10 15:47:55
A relaxed entry, rather than Gung-Ho, with lots of breaks to wait for
propagation (didn't happen much). Lots of flutter on 20m EU sigs, making copy
difficult. No EU on 15m. Mostly S&P. Started 3 hours late, but stayed to the
end.
I loved W7WHY's comment - "Only one more year, and condx will be getting
worse!"
Gotta improve the 160m antenna while it's still summer.

Ft-1000mp, Acom 1000, 3 el SteppIR, wires, N1MM

Ralph, VE7XF
 
VK3TDX   SO Mixed HP   651,8462011-07-10 16:06:54
Not the greatest condx but a pretty strong finish with some weak 10 meter
openings, good 15 meter paths and a very noise quiet final few hours on 40.
 
KB3LIX   SO Mixed LP   129,1622011-07-10 16:08:26
Conditions seemed relatively poor.
 
PY2SEX   SO Mixed LP   1,006,3052011-07-10 16:14:11
My best IARU HF Championship ever!
I just woke up 30 minutes before starts the Contest and of course my desktop
computer had some updates to be done and I got the famous Blue Screen from
Hell! So, 13 minutes late. As in WPX CW, 40m was awesome, no QRM again and I
could be heard almost by everyone, I've got impressed with HB9HQ that didn't
copied me, I got him with 30db over 9!! Again as in WPX CW, I decided just for
S&P at beginning, is surprising when you have some patience to wheel the knob
KHz by KHz and find a lot of station calling near each other.
15m was again the best band, even on SSB. Great NA running on 20m, that not
happens often with me, this really raised my rate and was my best rate during
the contest. 40m like I wrote before, was awesome! 10m was terrible and 80m no
comments, I just have a wire for this band, I could hear a lot of stations but
no chance to get heard.
That's all folks...
Log updated and uploaded to LoTW and to my website.

See you on WAE next month...

PY2SEX, Alex
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KØPK   SO CW QRP   83,5122011-07-10 16:22:15
Spent more time in this one than I thought I'd be able to. Enjoyed working VK,
ZL & FO on 40. Not easy w/QRP and a dipole! 160 & 80 were noisy and not
QRP-friendly. Good to see 10 open a bit.

A big thank you to all the ops who patiently pulled my signal from the noise &
QRM. You're the ones who make QRP worthwhile!

Thanks for the Q's! 73 - Paul, K0PK
 
N8UM   SO CW HP   348,6002011-07-10 16:46:29
Still no towers or beams, however I do have 4 squares on 40-20-15. Having
operated for almost 30 years without beams and rotors, I don't know how you
guys can dedicate an arm to moving the rotor constantly. My shoulder is
killing me from switching directions on the 4 square boxes (at least that
indicates the directivity is good)... 80 was quiet until 2 in the morning but
then both 40 and 80 erupted with static crashes. Good to hear 15 open late to
the South Pacific just like the good ol days. Copied a EA8 and KH6 on the same
frequency at 7 in the evening and had to smile. I am learning 20 meters all
over again having given up HF many years ago. Nice to work many old friends.
See you in the WAE. QTC?
 
K7WP   SO CW LP   177,6002011-07-10 16:56:17
FT1000MP/ Force 12 6BA @ 70'/ Mosley CL33 @ 30'/ 80m Inverted V/N1MM

Had to shut down early due to a storm in the area...Murphy the Monsoon struck
at this QTH, which then found me at the tower base retracting the TriEx as fast
as possible, and all cabling disconnected. Lightning stayed around for quite a
while, so with 16 hours in, had to let it go. Missed the needed 80/40 op time
to finish the contest which in AZ is the money maker for mults at the end of
this test...particularly when the higher bands were pretty iffy. Could have
used some more 20m time as well. Sure like this contest a bunch, and sure
appreciate the Q's...good to hear so many friends. Always next year...

73, John K7WP ... Go Arizona Outlaws!
 
W5WZ   SO Mixed HP   201,6842011-07-10 16:58:31
Lots of fun! Decent rates, good DX, even some new ones for me. I had only
planned for about 4 hours operating in this one, as it turned out I got almost
half of the time period. Actually focused and worked on my SO2R skills more
than in most contests. Even did separate modes on each radio-that was a
challenge! A successful event!

Unfortunately, I've shot myself in the foot. OUCH!!!!!

First, I didn't read the rules closely enough, and operated SOAB HP Mixed
Assisted. That forces me to be reclassified as a M/S. Not catching that item
in the rules causes the second goof.

Second, I did not adhere to the M/S band change time limit, rather I switched
bands at leisure.

So, my mistake causes me to submit my log as a check log. This lesson won't
soon be forgotten!

--Scott, W5WZ
 
SP2LNW   SO CW LP   609,5982011-07-10 17:04:54
LP operation due to PA failure. Heavy QRN on TB and 80M.
Tnx all. 73 Slaw sp2lnw
 
WI7N   SO CW HP   27,8462011-07-10 17:16:32
Other plans for the day, but managed a few hours of operating and had fun.
 
NK7U(KL9A)   SO Mixed HP   2,005,6642011-07-10 17:22:51
Wasn't sure what to expect in this one. I've never done a single op mixed mode
before, so I just winged it. 20m never really popped over the pole like I had
hoped, so it was tough going on the "runs" that did show up. I was hoping to
get some nice DX runs on 20, but didn't get anything more than some DX thrown
in with the stateside hoards. On the other hand, the JA's on 40m SSB were
fairly plentiful.

Mixed mode two radios was easier than I expected, but definitely had my share
of goof ups while figuring it out.

Had hoped for better conditions, but the rate was plenty high even if they
weren't 5 pointers. Overall, this was one VERY fun contest!!!

Thanks to Joe for keeping the station open during a normal non-contest time of
year, and for keeping me from going hungry!

Congrats to the big scorers despite poorer than expected conditions.

-Chris KL9A

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

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |
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| 12 | | 7 | 114 | 16 | | |
137 |
| 13 | | | 88 | 42 | | |
130 |
| 14 | | | 40 | 79 | 3 | |
122 |
| 15 | | | | 52 | 96 | |
148 |
| 16 | | | | 92 | 50 | |
142 |
| 17 | | | | 32 | 100 | 1 |
133 |
| 18 | | | | 33 | 96 | 4 |
133 |
| 19 | | | | 11 | 78 | 29 |
118 |
| 20 | | | | 40 | 42 | 24 |
106 |
| 21 | | | | 63 | 25 | 16 |
104 |
| 22 | | | | 94 | 8 | |
102 |
| 23 | | | | 59 | 19 | 1 |
79 |
| 00 | | | 13 | 89 | | |
102 |
| 01 | | | 19 | 98 | | 3 |
120 |
| 02 | | | 38 | 98 | | |
136 |
| 03 | | | 23 | 101 | | |
124 |
| 04 | | 16 | 79 | 42 | | |
137 |
| 05 | | | 89 | 24 | | |
113 |
| 06 | | 14 | 45 | 41 | 1 | |
101 |
| 07 | 11 | 46 | 41 | 12 | | |
110 |
| 08 | 13 | 25 | 54 | | | |
92 |
| 09 | 7 | 12 | 73 | | | |
92 |
| 10 | 1 | 9 | 66 | | | |
76 |
| 11 | 1 | 15 | 56 | 1 | | |
73 |
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| | 33 | 144 | 838 | 1119 | 518 | 78 |
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NK7U - Continents
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
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| 160 | | 93.9% | 3.0% | | | 3.0% |
| 80 | 0.7% | 79.3% | 3.4% | 0.7% | 9.7% | 6.2% |
| 40 | 2.1% | 54.4% | 3.4% | 0.8% | 32.5% | 6.8% |
| 20 | 20.5% | 66.0% | 4.4% | 0.2% | 7.2% | 1.8% |
| 15 | 3.2% | 87.2% | 4.1% | 1.1% | 3.4% | 0.9% |
| 10 | | 79.7% | 20.3% | | | |
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NK7U - Continents
All bands - All modes
QSOs (with dupes)

| EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
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| 9.7% | 67.9% | 4.4% | 0.6% | 14.1% | 3.3% |
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N2BJ   M/S HP   205,7512011-07-10 17:24:37
POR CONDITIONS AT START OF CONTEST, GOT A LITTLE BETTER SATURDAY NIGHT LOCAL
TIME.
 
NA2M   SO CW LP   42,2732011-07-10 17:32:53
Station: Elecraft K3 90 watts.
Antennas: Cushcraft R5 Vertical
80/160 Inverted "L"
Missed 40M operation due to 40M loop antenna on ground.
 
N1SNB   SO Mixed HP   108,5322011-07-10 17:41:24
I made my goal for 500 QSOs. Also, had nice success with the 2nd radio -
although mixed mode SO2R is a little funky.

Murphy made his usual visit taking down a remote coax switch (fuse), an
amplifier (lost both plate & grid meters) and one of my custom made band pass
filter switches (mechanical?). All minor, but all annoying.

Early Saturday was frustrating with poor conditions on 20m. Things steadily
improved to EU throughout the day. 15m was open but sparse. EF8HQ, TM0HQ and
DA0HQ were the best here on 15m by a mile. 40m was OK -until UP2L came on my
run frequency. He couldn't hear me.

Lots of fun. Thanks for the contacts.
 
NN3W(@N3HBX)   M/S HP   2,552,7042011-07-10 17:46:56
Thanks as always to John Evans N3HBX for opening up the Poolesville station.
Thanks also to Mark Bailey KD4D for getting all the computers and radios ready
just in time for zero hour.

Good contest with good activity. Felt that 15 and 40 were worse than last
year; 80 and 160 were actually a bit better with reduced static interference.
20 was about the same.

We were about 300 QSOs down from last year. Not sure why. Hourly rates simply
were not as productive as last time. Oh, multi-single in IARU is a MAJOR
headache. Cannot tell you how many mults we had to leave on the table because
spending 10 minutes on a band change to nail those mults simply could not be
justified - especially true on marginal bands like 160 and 10 and during weaker
openings on the main bands. Good single op should be able to come close to or
beat a multi-op here.
 
K9NW(@K9UWA)   SO CW HP   1,119,4802011-07-10 17:55:23
K3 + Alpha 87A

I've always enjoyed the IARU contest and I think I've only completely missed
one or two since my first one in 1980.

It was hard to stay motivated early on when it seemed this was more of a
warm-up for NAQP - lots of W/VE stations to keep the rate meter happy but not
so much in the way of 5 point DX stations. So I just plugged away until condx
improved for DX later in the day. Minimal QRN made the lowbands quite
enjoyable. 20 stayed open to somewhere most of the night but just not quite
enough to make for any decent runs. I sure do long for the days of 24 hour
(DX!) propagation on both 15 and 20 though.

954 W/VE
552 EU

Thanks, as always, to John and Jean!


73, Mike K9NW
 
K7VIT   SO Mixed HP   67,0022011-07-10 17:58:00
This was an interesting outing for me. Band conditions seemed pretty good but
not terrific. With my little pistol-station, I got a run going on phone but had
to struggle with so so signals and QSB. It didn't take long to find out that all
those HQ stations seemed to live on CW at the low end. Those who know me know CW
is not my native language, so I was amazed to see that I had made more CW QSO's
than SSB at the end. Surprise.

I was really impressed at the W1AW/6 and NU1AW/5 operations. Both were great!
W1AW/6 was into my QTH on 3 - 4 bands much of the time and 1 - 2 bands all the
time. It was a great treat to hear the gang at K7ZSD at Smoke Ranch (and to see
the pulsating blue light in the sky on the western horizon). NK7U lights up the
East side of the Cascade Mountains. It was also exciting to hear N6TR, N7TT,
K2PO, and WI7N agitating the ionosphere too. After all with all these guys
transmitting, there must be some ionization over the Left Coast somewhere.

Thank you to all answered my CQ's and to those who responded to my calls.
73, Jerry
 
IW1QN   SO SSB LP   570,2102011-07-10 17:58:06
I must Verify the Complet Log.
I use for the First Time in SSB my Yaesu Ft-2000.
I'm very satisfied of the results.
FEDE.
 
PV2P(@PY2DY)   M/S HP   1,005,2912011-07-10 18:16:51
I THANK THE FRIEND MR.EGON (PY2BW) FOR GIVE ME A PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY AND
LARGE EXPERIENCE AS A HONOR HALLL TO OPERATE MY MODEST STATION ON THE WEEKENDS
QTH AT THE BEACH.

SET UP:
TX RX ICOM 746 PRO,
AMPLIFIER AMERITRON AL80B,
2 ELEM.CUBICALL QUAD 10-15-20 METERS,
2 ELEM. MONOBAND 40 METERS,
INVERTED V 80 METERS,
N1MM SOFTWARE.

ALL QSO'S WILL BE UPLOADED IN LOTW.
TNX FOR THE STATIONS FOR THE BIG PARTY.

BEST REGARDS,

PY2DY @ PV2P
TONY
 
WI2E   SO CW LP   442,5082011-07-10 18:20:33
Aggressive SO2R maximized the performance of the equipment here. When 10M & 15M
didn't really happen (and with daytime 20M rates/counts lagging years prior), I
kept myself motivated by focusing on getting to 40M in the evening in the best
shape possible. Then, it all seemed to come together with 20M open most of the
night for me, the K9AY loop bumping up the signal-to-noise ratio on 80M
meaningfully, and two radios going strong. It also helped to work so many
familiar calls; after 2 AM EDT, it seemed like every third signal on the band
was a Thursday Night Contesting regular.

Rigs: K3, TS-940S

Antennas:
160M: quarter wavelength 80M inverted L with tuner - unsurprisingly, this works
poorly, especially in the summertime.

80M: quarter wavelength 80M inverted L (47 ft. vertical). Recent antenna work
involved extending the vertical; it all paid off when I worked VK at my
sunrise.

40M: quarter wavelength 40M inverted L. I had hoped this would be a phased
vertical array, but work intervened and didn't leave me time to do the job
right, so I put up my portable L (24 ft. vertical). This antenna never ceases
to amaze me given its simplicity and that I keep it stored out of sight most of
the time.

20M: switchable inverted Vs (apex at 45 ft.). The direction mattered often,
especially when there was any competition for the QSO. Presumably why hams like
yagis and rotators.

10M / 15M: dipole running NW to SE at 25 feet. I think I did all I could with
this, but I need to figure out how to place the antenna higher in the trees; it
would also be nice to have an antenna with its main lobe pointed directly at
South America.

Receiving: two K9AY loops (half & quarter sized).

Thanks to everyone for the QSOs, especially those who dug deep into the noise
to pull my signal out! I'm still exhausted from that SO2R workout, but I had a
great time.

73,

Joe
WI2E
 
N1LN   M/S HP   1,200,7442011-07-10 18:20:56
As I have already read from other reports, conditions were not exactly the best
this weekend. All week long I was watching the weather reports and wondering
how much time we would lose because of the forecasted lightening and
thunderstorms. Mother nature cooperated, made a last minute change to the
weather and life was good. Well, not really. The propagation gods were not
listening until about 2100 UTC on Saturday. It was like a switch was turned
from off to on and 20 meters finally opened. We had been able to work
Europe all day, but the percent of stateside Qs from 2100 UTC on dropped big
time. We also either missed the 15 meter opening or by the time the
conditions changed it was too late. Our final Q count on 15 meters would end
up 64 percent below 2010. Fortunately that would not be the story for all
bands. When we finished our 2011 Q count was 5 percent below 2010. However,
our score was higher due to both an increase in multipliers, up from 208 to 216,
and an increase in points per QSO, up from 2.75 in 2010 to 2.97 in 2011. This
increase was due to an outstanding job by the team on both 40 meter SSB and CW,
where we increased the Q count by 43 percent. Additionally, based on a couple
of already submitted multi-op results, we also might have spent too much time on
SSB. Our Q count ended up 56 percent CW and 44 percent SSB while there scores
were both above 81 percent CW. Perhaps something to think about for next
year.

OK, so much for the statistics. Well, almost anyway. One very important
statistic of our multi-op events is the FQ, or Fun Quotient, where we once
again scored very high. I would like to thank Jose, EA5DFV, for joining us
while visiting relatives in the US. His visit with us started on Thursday
night at the PVRC NC east meeting with a very interesting presentation about
his Multi-op contesting experiences on the Canary Islands. Jose, one of the
operating positions is always open for you when in the US. I would once again
also like to thank Jack and Mike. Together the four of us had a fun weekend,
made a few Qs, shared many stories and had some good food. Oh yes, what would
a contest weekend be without Chef Archie? Well, once again Archie was in
charge of Saturday night’s dinner and it was outstanding. The focal point
of the dinner was steak sandwiches with mushrooms, cheese, onions, hot peppers
and a few secret ingredients. This was not just your basic run on the mill
steak, but hand selected and special cut by one of the local butchers. Well
done ARCHIE !! Oh yes, some wine and a few other culinary delights also made
it to the table.

Thanks to all the stations that helped add to our weekend of fun. Thanks to
patient operators that hung with us through the QRN on 80 and 160 and the
frequent requests for repeats. The log will be uploaded into LoTW in a few
days. Our next team event will be NAQP CW. Hope to hear you all there.

In closing, I agree with WX3B that it would be great to expand the classes of
the IARU to include M2 and MM. If not MM, at least M2 would be nice.

73,
Bruce, N1LN
 
BXHQ   Headquarters HP   4,965,6962011-07-10 18:45:55
The highlight is we worked 900+ BY unique Qs in this contest, 19% of total Qs...
just less then JA 1300+Qs 26%. In 2010 we just have 200+ BY unique Qs.

B3HQ(@B3C, Tianjin city)
B4HQ(@B4R, Nanjing city)
B6HQ(@BA6IV, Luoyang city)
B7HQ(@B7P, Foshan city)

73! de BA7NQ Terry
 
VA7ST   SO CW HP   355,0142011-07-10 18:56:58
* FT2000 + SB221
* N1MM Logger
* 3 ele. SteppIR @ 47'
* 40M SteppIR dipole @ 47'
* 80M twin verticals (US-VE or Asia)

This year: SFI=86 A=14 K=2
Last year: SFI=80 A= 2 K=2

Did not think I'd get even close to last year, because Europe never really
opened here. Just the big guns, and no more. Very poor on 20M over the pole.
Still, I bumped up my personal best Q total by a good margin (932 vs. 847 in
2009), and was just five mults shy of the previous best last year (126).

718 out of 932 Qs were three-pointers. Couldn't land more 5-point EUs...
thought it was bad last year, when I stayed on 20M until 0500z digging out the
occasional EU with flux at just 80. This year, I had to move to 40M in daylight
and the lack of Europe on both 40M and 20M left a big hole in the final score --
the usual West Coast 50N knee-whacking handicap. Gimme distance-based scoring
any time.

10M was open nicely to much of North America for a while -- tripled last year's
QSO and mult totals on that band.

15M was about the same as last year for Qs, but mults were down quite a bit
with only three European stations worked during a brief window at around
1340z.

40M was great to anywhere that didn't have a polar path. Result: Qs and mults
set new high-water marks.

No JAs on 80M, but the band was in good shape -- in the 1000z hour, VK4CT
sounded like he was across town.

Thanks for the contacts.

-- Bud VA7ST

http://www.orcadxcc.org
http://www3.telus.net/va7st

Year Qs Pts. Mult Score (claimed)
---------------------------------------
2011 932 2936 121 355,014 -- 46 HQ SOCW (HP)
2010 842 3062 126 385,812 -- 51 HQ SOCW (HP)
2009 847 2641 114 301,074 -- 56 HQ SOCW (HP)
2008 717 2239 80 179,120 -- 21 HQ SOmixed (HP)
2007 703 2091 114 238,374 -- 40 HQ SOCW (HP)
2006 630 2012 96 193,152 -- 44 HQ SOCW (LP)
2005 267 843 42 35,406 -- 10 HQ SOCW (LP)
2004 462 1446 88 127,248 SOCW (LP)
2003 181 31 17,019 SOCW (LP)
2002 235 799 77 61,523 -- 27 HQ SOCW (LP)
 
W5GAI   SO CW QRP   29,6802011-07-10 19:00:05
Noise was high and propagation was poor.
Spent 5 hours at the key.
Logged more Q's than expected, given the poor propagation
Only DX worked on 10M was EA8, EA1, CT.
 
N2GA   SO CW LP   347,0902011-07-10 19:17:24
Lots of fun - thanks for all the QSO's!
 
NA6G   SO CW LP   1,5302011-07-10 19:41:37
Could only get on a few minutes her and a few minutes there. Had fun. That's
what counts. Right?
 
KQØC   SO SSB HP   2442011-07-10 19:53:10
Very much part time effort, conditions were only OK but did get better in the
afternon. I was mostly testing antennas and was able to contact most stations I
heard. I hope I heard well.
 
K8BL   SO CW LP   11,0762011-07-10 20:09:33
For the most part, I was tied up with non-Ham commitments. But, I finally got
on late late at night and was determined to make 100 Q's, which I did. All
were
S&P. Bands were pretty quiet in the 0100-0300 EDT timeframe.
 
W1FJ   SO CW HP   220,4402011-07-10 20:12:57
Tri bander/wires..limited time but some nice runs. Nice to hear a few EU on 10
meters.
 
FO8RZ   SO Mixed HP   920,5602011-07-10 20:24:44
Hello

Decided first to give points to french team TM0HQ and as it was my last contest
from FO, I played during few hours ...

Propagation is poor during morning here since two months.
All bands are quiet.
Sigs were very weak but it was workable.

Listened 160, but nobody except one US stzation out of my bandplan (starting
1830 : french exception ...)

80 was very noisy because we have faiground attractions at 300 meters from
house and one of this attraction makes a s9+ QRN. So had to wait 01h00 local
time before working on this band.

40 was good.

20 was good at the end of the day as usual at this season.

15 was really calm. Sigs were weaks but workable.

10 was amazing. Succeed in working TM0HQ CW/SSB. I only heard them and few
EA/CT from Europe.

Had a lot of fun as usual.

FO is a very nice place for DX'in but not for this contest.
All HQ mults were too far in Europe.

Tnx to ST2AR both QSO on 20 and 15.

On excellent moment : to be called by KH4/W5FJG ! Few ham stations have been
called by Midway !!! Tnx

This was my last contest from here.
Station will be turned off next week end, it is time to go back to France after
two marvellous years here.

Best 73 from Tahiti.

FO8RZ Phil (f5phw soon).

All info on http://f5phw.hamlogs.net/index.php?lng=en
 
NØIJ   SO Mixed HP   112,0002011-07-10 20:26:30
Only got on for one hour in the day and 6 hours at night, but lots of fun. Nice
to work NU1AW/5 on all 10 band/modes (for me) and EF8HQ on 8. 160 antenna was
down for summer use of vacation home in NW Wisconsin. Logging program did not
separate Z/HQ.
 
N7WA   SO CW LP   6,6422011-07-10 20:31:29
First time I haven't done this as a multi with N7ZG in years. Stayed
home and worked in the yard - too nice a day (in a season where nice
days have been few and far between) for being inside and doing tests.
Did hop on a couple times. Conditions seemed poor which only re-enforced
my decision to not play radios. cheers dink
 
K6CSL   SO CW LP   13,0722011-07-10 20:34:54
Conditions were not the best. I made only 5 contacts more than last year and not
as many mults, so my score is about 85% of last year. I was certainly hoping for
better. So I guess I'll try again nexr year. TNX to the KB'ers that gave me many
points. In fact I didn't find any JA opening on 15, and only a few on 20 and 40.
I did work several ZL and VK stations, a couple in Europe including the HQ
station for the Canary Islands. I also worked a few stations in South America.
Bert, K6CSL
 
K7RL   SO Mixed HP   1,522,7552011-07-10 20:40:50
Aside from the 5:00 AM local start time, this is a fun contest with great
participation for a summer event. The bands cooperated with okay conditions
and plenty to work. 10m even opened with a broad stateside opening Saturday
morning - what more can you ask?

Although not much EU in the log, stateside and JA played a large role. 61% of
my Qs were U.S., while JA accounted for 18.50%, and only 3.5% for EU.
Thankfully, the low bands were good (but noisy), and helped make up for the
lack of propagation to Europe.

I thought the HQ stations did a great job, and some even called me. The U.S.
HQ stations were everywhere, and loud on all bands. Also nice to have a west
coast HQ represented by the excellent crew at W6YI.

Thanks to all the great operators that made it into the log.

73 de Mitch, K7RL
 
E21EIC(@E21YDP)   SO Mixed LP   669,4942011-07-10 21:00:55
It's rain many time in Bangkok and bad QRN!
I wkd K8PO, NN1N and W1AW/6 on 20M. and 9 US stations on 40M.
Band vy difficuit to work NA.
I can't hear VE station in this contest :-(

Thanks E21YDP and Thanks to all QSOs.

73, Champ, E21EIC
 
K5ER   SO SSB HP   310,7002011-07-10 21:02:40
Another fun contest. "Thanks" to all those who stopped by for a Q.

Started off with lots of noise on 20 and 15, but it eventually subsided.
Signals seemed to be not as loud from EU on either radio, although a few really
stood out very loud.

Even though the points are less for same zone/country, I am surprised how under
utilized the low bands are. Yeah, they are noisy in the summer, but could have
been a source for more Q's and mults.

Been doing a LOT of work on the station, getting all feedline and control
cables buried, and was not done. Had some rotor control issues - couldn't turn
the 15 or 20 mono-banders, which was a distinct dis-advantage. Still managed to
increase the Q count by 10%, so guess I can't feel bad about it. I will have the
rotor issues fixed and add more antenna options by the fall. C U on the air!

73,
Mark, K5ER
 
AA8IA   M/S LP   203,0482011-07-10 21:07:17
This year I decided to use spotting assistance. It'd be so easy to do it and
fly under the radar, at least that's what the the proverbial mini-me sitting on
my shoulder has debated me about on one or two occasions. Because there is not
a Single-Op Assisted category in this contest, I had to enter the MS category
instead of the SO category. Having read the rules, I should have paid
attention to the band change rule, but because I never had the need to be in
the MS category I guess I just wasn't paying close attention. After the
contest was over I realized that I had broken the band change rule once, maybe
more but probably only once. As such I'll be reclassified as a checklog,
according to the rules. That is one heck of a buzzkill.

I spent more time in the chair. I learned some things since this time last
year that helped me out. I managed to increase my score by over 3x as well as
increase the mult count significantly. So I exceeded my personal goals and am
happy.

Thanks to all of the ops who worked me, especially those who worked on multiple
bands / modes and those who answered my CQs the few times I thought to CQ.

I felt the band conditions weren't as good as last year. I definitely was
expecting better. I don't pay attention to propogatioon predictations and so
my hopes were high.

Highlights were working ZL/VK stations on 40m at around 0720Z. I'm sure
that's a 40m distance record for me on the dipoles.

W1AW/6 and NU1AW/5 were everpresent, and I enjoyed working them many times.

I had a nice 80m run early in the morning. Of course, the only takers were the
US/VE guys who could hear me, but it was great to have the activity for sure.

I actually did have a lot of fun, despite what I felt were mediocre conditions
and despite the fact that I feel like I got a royal spanking thanks to the
rules.
 
W1WBB   SO Mixed LP   232,2632011-07-10 21:08:29
Had some time to play in this one this year...never put much time in this one
before. Then last year, 2010, I had the privilege of playing a small part as
an op with the NU1AW U.S.A. HQ effort in IARU HF World Championship (from MA -
W1); so I knew the many HQ mult stations would be "running" almost
exclusively.

Therefore, I set goals to split time manually searching for HQ mults and new
ITU zones as well as doing some CQing while shooting for 200K pts in Mixed
mode, all while having fun! Seems to have worked...though fewer SSB QSOs made
due to less than ideal propagation condx and never a real lack of CW stations
to work (just changed bands and there were plenty more new contacts around!).

While the shorter 24-hour contest format in IARU may lend itself to mostly
running a frequency I enjoyed the frequent S&P turns looking for new zones,
mults and the larger 3 or 5-pt Q's. Found success in averaging just barely
over 3 pts per Q for the contest!

A highlight were the late evening 20m openings, especially mine just after
midnight local (which was 0430 - 0500Z) where all continents and a number of
new mults were worked easily with my fixed wire single ele antennas and 100W,
all within 30 mins - that was cool!!

Equipt: Icom IC-737; 88' all-band doublet up at 45' (acts as 20m EDZ on EU and
VK/ZL), 133' backup OCF dipole up at 30', Inv L on 160m; N1MM logger -- where I
remain ESM mode/keyboard-challenged at times. Thanks for your patience.

Thanks to all the committed HQ stn ops who help keep this event fun.

My IARU log will be uploaded to LoTW shortly. All previous W1WBB contest/QSO
Party logs should be fully uploaded now. Thanks all for the QSOs in this one.

73, Bill W1WBB
 
KQ6ES   SO CW HP   65,5202011-07-10 21:15:24
Too sleepy to put in the hours needed to do better than last year. Vitamins
needed maybe. My low band numbers are a third of 2010's. But it was good to get
some air time after not doing much for a few months.

John kq6es
FT-1000MP
AL-811 at 400 watts
Cushcraft A3 at 20ft
Butternut, 8 radials
 
K2LE(@K2LE/1)   M/S HP   1,508,9342011-07-10 21:16:00
Murphy appeared early in form of an ugly computer virus in the second hour of
the contest. Lost quite a few hours trying to get around it. Would have been a
total disaster if not for the skills of our resident computer guru Gerry W1VE.
Nice runs on 20 Saturday afternoon - the ten minute timers ran above 250 on CW
and 330 on SSB.

Seemed like a lot more activity on CW then on sideband - a welcome sign for us
CW diehards..

Andy
 
KJ6MBW(VK2IMM)   SO Mixed LP   89,4532011-07-10 21:22:22
Rig: TS440 at 80 to 100w
Ant: 40ft fishing rod vertical

Used my regular DXpedition setup antenna optimized for 20 and 40m. No QSO's
planned on 80 or 160.

Good propagation in general. TM0HQ was the only EU heard and worked on 21 MHz,
thanks!

Good night time propagation on 40m. I wish I spent more time there,
unfortunately I could not due to planned air travel on Sunday morning.

73

Sergey
 
KØHB   SO Mixed HP   104,4652011-07-10 21:46:43
I have shown points, not Q's in the table above, as "Q's x Mults" doesn't give a
proper score.
 
UP4L(UN7LZ)   SO Mixed HP   2,332,5432011-07-10 23:12:34
Thanks to ALL for calling! It was really funny as usualy.
CU in next contest (WAE CW!?)
 
R3KM   SO Mixed HP   499,2042011-07-11 00:21:24
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Zones
__________________________________________________________
80CW 13 13 15 8 2
40CW 62 62 158 4 7
40SSB 24 24 42 11 2
20CW 208 208 660 4 12
20SSB 213 213 703 10 13
15CW 201 201 619 7 14
15SSB 147 146 424 15 8
10CW 203 203 551 11 7
10SSB 81 81 201 11 2
__________________________________________________________

Totals 1152 1151 3373 81 67

Final Score = 499204 points.
 
USØHZ   SO CW LP   848,9882011-07-11 01:00:33
RIG: FT 2000
ANT: 1/2 Vertical romb 162m long 40m hign

Stan US0HZ
 
SJ2W(SM2LIY)   SO CW HP   1,397,5502011-07-11 01:19:48
Contest started with difficult conditions, weak signals, thunder QRM and hot
temperature in shack. 20m was the best band this time as expected.
15 was unusually bad and 10m only had openings in the SE direction via weak Es
on Sunday.
160/80 bands were OK into Europe but no openings into NA or far east.

SJ2W - Continents
All bands - CW
QSOs (with dupes)

| EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
-------------------------------------------------------
| 76.4% | 10.4% | 1.2% | 0.6% | 11.1% | 0.3% |
-------------------------------------------------------

Station performed very well, Mike has done a superb set-up for SO2R and was
nice to operate. I was a bit rusty in operating SO2R but it was getting better
every hour.
Station information http://www.sj2w.se/contest/

Thanks to Mike SM2WMV letting me operate this contest SOAB.

Next contest is EUHFC.

73 Per/SM2LIY
 
KH7Y   SO CW HP   66,7402011-07-11 01:24:36
Not much time this weekend but worked some old friends. Missed NU1AW/5 on 160
meters gave up calling them with 20 over signals...Higher bands were not the
best.

Aloha from Hawaii, Fred KH7Y
 
HG7T(HA7TM)   SO CW HP   3,296,1282011-07-11 01:40:08
Tnx Contest 73! Tibi HA7TM
 
F4BKV   SO SSB HP   982,5282011-07-11 02:15:25
Family gathering on saturday evening + 1.5h sleeping in middle of the night ..
and I probably miss 150/200 QSO more. 15m was too weak on sunday to QSO asian
stations, and 10m only open Es shortly to europe on both days. Propagation
never closed on 20m and US West coast stations were strong at 3h00am (unusual
condx.)
I use a simple wire on 160/80/40m, not easy to invade the garden with low band
verticals antennas during summer time ... but miss lot of multi/qso that has
been heard but not contacted on thoses bands. Will try to do better next year.
SO2R was of good use, specially for finding EU multis on 20m band. Need to
improve this homemade system (so far with a manual switch hi :)

Vincent F4BKV
 
ON4CT   SO CW LP   583,4222011-07-11 02:30:33
I expected more of 15 /10 m bands, but not so !

Eq : ftdx5000d
inv v for 160/80, rotary dipole for 40 m , X7
n1mm

73
dirk
on4ct
 
K6ND   SO Mixed HP   116,4512011-07-11 02:30:39
We just returned from the BFRA LZ HF FIELD COMPETITION "PIRIN" 2011, we had a
blast. Great HAM and Contest spirit! (see pictures at:
www.topband.net/perin.htm
There are 11 pages (replace perin.htm by: perin1.htm; perin2.htm etc.)

Just played around in the IARU test.
73
Will
 
K3TN   SO CW LP   28,4972011-07-11 03:18:28
We had plans to spend the day at friend's waterfront house at Lake Anna, VA so
only got on for a few minutes at the start before we left and then a bit
overnight. I've always enjoyed this contest because the HQ stations and the
IARU zones make the exchange a bit more fun, but the weather was too nice to
turn down an invitation to go kayaking and boating on the Lake. Swimming was
out for me - their house is on the private side of Lake Anna, which is warmed
by the outflow from the nuclear power plant warming station. The water
temperature was 97 degrees. I had to get out of the water to cool down...

While out on the lake in their ski boat, saw a beautiful waterfront home with a
70' or so tower with a nice set of yagis - I think there is a PVRC member on
Lake Anna. If I had remembered that, maybe I could have snuck in some
operating!
 
NA4K   SO CW HP   613,2632011-07-11 03:28:33
Steve NA4K
 
F4ASK   SO SSB LP   48,1502011-07-11 03:36:53
Well ! I hoped better conditions : Propagation very unstable but not so bad
on 40m during the end of the night (HI, KP2, W, VE/VY worked and heard HK,

CE and other.

In 2012, I will use a 2ele 4-bands Moxon rotatable home made.

RIG : IC-706 MK-1, 100w, G5RV ant for 80m to 15m and a dipole for TEN.
 
VE3UTT   SO CW LP   140,3222011-07-11 04:07:35
Rotor stuck approx facing EU @ 1600z Saturday (think it is due to Italian junk
Pro Sis Tel).
Had to travel very early Sunday so little time.
 
YRØR(YO3HKW)   SO SSB HP   93,6332011-07-11 04:14:04
Strange propagation in 15 m this year! Anyway I had a lot of fun! Operation
condtitions: Yaesu FT 1000MP MarkV, ACOM 1000, OptiBeam 12-6, WriteLog.

Very hot in Romania during contest time, temperatures exceedint 38 degrees
Celsius!

Thanks to all I have worked with and look forward to get the QSL cards. My
eQSL-s have already been sent!

See you next year,

Calin YR0R (YO3HKW)
 
W1NN   SO CW LP   593,4462011-07-11 04:19:51
 
K5ZD   SO Mixed HP   699,5682011-07-11 04:29:35
Just playing around. Only one radio.

Spent time on SSB trying to get the mic and sound card settings so the audio
sounded good.

Best SWL was hearing ST2AR on 10m. Running Eu so no hope to break through.

Amazing rate on 20m. Had an hour on SSB of over 210! That was cool.

Worked DA0HQ on 15m at 0500z! Worked two JA on 15m at their sunrise.

QSO/ZN+HQ by hour and band

Hour Total Cumm Off

1200Z 33/18 33/18 26
1300Z 0/0 33/18 60
1400Z 14/9 47/27 24
1500Z 12/5 59/32 51
1600Z 100/18 159/50
1700Z 23/2 182/52 32
1800Z 0/0 182/52 60
1900Z 34/12 216/64 39
2000Z 187/6 403/70
2100Z 218/3 621/73
2200Z 39/16 660/89 27
2300Z 0/0 660/89 60
0000Z 0/0 660/89 60
0100Z 0/0 660/89 60
0200Z 84/41 744/130 10
0300Z 100/31 844/161
0400Z 99/11 943/172 15
0500Z 0/0 943/172 60
0600Z 0/0 943/172 60
0700Z 0/0 943/172 60
0800Z 0/0 943/172 60
0900Z 0/0 943/172 60
1000Z 24/4 967/176 45
1100Z 103/8 1070/184


By Continent

Total %

EU 677 63.3
SA 19 1.8
AF 15 1.4
NA 316 29.5
AS 34 3.2
OC 9 0.8


Worked EF8HQ on 11 band modes!
 
N2WN   SO CW LP   134,6762011-07-11 04:33:46
It started out OK, not great conditions. It went well for about two hours when
Murphy dropped in. My rotor froze pointing due North. OK, not the worst
position, but close. Decided to try to make a go of it. Of course, openings
were to the West, so I was SOL...

Well, do I try to change it now (had a spare on hand) in 95 degree heat high
humidity (very sunny versus storms). Of course, what else could I do?! I have
an AB-621g Military Mast, which is nice for a SO. I can do most of the work
myself, gathered up what I needed (tools, pseudo gin pole, ladder, water) and
down it came. Get it down and notice some "bald spots" on the Steppir elements,
the past year of storms has not been kind to the fiberglass. Not one to lose an
opportunity (OK so I'm not really in to taking this thing up and down), decide
to paint and seal the exposed spots while it's down. Had the acrylic paint on
hand too (sometimes it pays to be a pack-rat).

Got to the point of re-installing the antenna on the rotor and figured having
someone hold the ladder would be a great idea. I asked my wife Rita (who had
been canning squash relish, yet I digress), suggesting that if she didn't she
might have to find another husband. For some reason she wants to keep me
around, and she was a big help. We got it back together. Then back up in the
air with a bit of a struggle.

Seven hours have past. I looked like a bake lobster. I felt like a fried
tamale. Took a cold shower (felt GREEEEAT!), had a Landshark and dinner with
Rita, then headed back to the radio.

I had moved a 40m vertical (where it sat unloved swaying in the breeze) from a
distant spot closer to the shack. It's base is about 4' above ground and inches
from the neighbors barbed wire fence. It has two raised radials. I was very
happy with how it played, as I wasn't sure if two radials would do the job.

Many buddies worked, a number of new calls, and some folks missing...

Better luck next year I hope!

Stay cool fools...
73,
Julius
n2wn
 
N2FF   SO CW LP   35,0222011-07-11 04:59:16
A very limited effort.
 
SP5DDJ   SO Mixed QRP   129,2762011-07-11 05:05:58
Great Contest. Having improved antennas I could double the score of 2010. Thank
you all for picking my weak signals. 73'ss de Wim SP5DDJ
 
W4AU   SO CW HP   50,1702011-07-11 05:29:36
I was able to get on for a few hours while our son and family from Calgary were
here for a visit. Conditions seemed to be excellent starting out on Saturday.

73 - John, W4AU
 
W4AN(K4BAI)   SO Mixed HP   1,443,5042011-07-11 05:45:50
Many thanks to Tom, W8JI, for allowing me to use his station again this year.
Score is down about 10% from last year, I think due to poorer daytime
conditions. Tom has added a second set of monobanders for 10-15-20 and a
4-square for 40 since last year and the station played very well. The receive
antenna system allowed me to hear well on 160-80-40 despite very high QRN
(which was noticeable on all bands but 10M) from nearby thunderstorms. Very
fortunately, I didn't have to shut down due to those. Band conditions seemed
much better on the low bands this year. 10M was open to Europe for the really
big signals, but was generally poor with little activity, especially on phone.
Actually, 10 phone was alive with non-contest stations for much of the day. 20M
was open through the night. 40M stayed open into Europe for a long time after
daylight there. JA signals were almost non-existent except on 40 CW and the
band was much poorer to them this year than last. I did lose use of the higher
monobanders for a few hours during the night when I got the rotator stuck on
south. Tom fixed that when he got up in the morning and chastized me for not
having waked him in the wee hours to fix it then. A fun contest. Thanks for
all the QSOs. I will again be using the SECC memorial club call W4AN again
next month in NAQP CW from WW4LL's QTH. Hope to work you all again then.

I hope everyone worked Erik, N5WR, from PJ4C in the contest. I plan to return
to the K2NG/PJ4G rental house with KU8E and K1XM for CQ WW CW in November as
PJ4A. 73, John, K4BAI.
 
OK3C(OK2ZC)   SO CW QRP   573,9142011-07-11 06:24:40
night storm = big QRN on 160,80
nice USA open on 20m, till 23 UTC = 20% USA QSO from total QSO count


73 Ludek

ok2zc.blogspot.com
 
K4RO   SO CW HP   940,8152011-07-11 06:55:31
I am re-building after a lightning strike took out several components of my
station about a month ago. Some of the parts didn't arrive until about 1400z,
two hours into the contest. I made the (wrong) decision to stop operating, run
to the post office to pick up the parts, and continue repairing the station. In
total, I lost about 4 hours operating time while working on broken stuff. In
retrospect, I should have just kept operating with what I had cobbled together
at the starting bell, and continued the repairs AFTER the contest was over. It
was great to be back on the air again, and I can't wait to get fully back up to
speed.

The contest went well, except for the fact that I didn't operate full time. The
local weather cooperated, and the storms stayed away. The radio weather was OK,
with DX conditions improving greatly during the second half of the contest. I
managed to work more mults this year, which was one of my main areas needing
improvement. I think I learned a thing or two about multiplier hunting in this
contest.

73, Kirk K4RO
 
K8AZ   M/S HP   1,807,8042011-07-11 07:08:32
Congratulations to NN3W and N0NI (and others!) for great multi-op efforts.
Hopefully we'll all benefit with a change in the IARU rules -- way too many
mults left out of reach by the 10 minute rule.

This is always a fun contest and ending things Sunday morning, especially in
the summer, is always a delight. We improved our 2010 effort by almost 20%, in
part due to better band change strategy to catch multipliers. Before the
contest, the prop pitch that turns the big 40 locked up, and during the contest
the rotatable 2L40 failed with a 6:1 SWR. But other than that, everything
worked well, and the Crew had a delightful contest, especially with the return
of K8NZ and KQ8M to the operating chairs.

73,
Tom, K8AZ
 
VY2ZM(K1ZM)   SO Mixed HP   3,100,9502011-07-11 07:27:57
Just got home in time from the LZ Open Mini-Test in Pirin, Bulgaria in order to
work this one. 40 hours on the road from Sunny Beach, Bulgaria via
Burgas/Sofia/Munich/Boston and then a 15 hour drive on Friday to PEI - ouch!
Was tired going in and totally a basket case at the end of this one....lucky it
was only 24 hours and not a 48 hour event.

Had a wonderful 10 days on the Black Sea with
JT1CO/S50A/S56A/YT1AD/UU7J/UT5UGR/W6OAT/AI6V/PY5EG(PS2T)/PP5JR(ZX5J)/PY2NDX/LZ9W
ops
/LZ5R-ops/K3LP/W1UE/K6ND-K6NDV/CT1ILT&Anna/LZ8E/LZ4UU/LZ1YQ/Aram/K1LZ/LZ1JK
/LZ1JY/LZ1CNN & Diana/several YO friends/LZ2CJ and about 64 other LZ & European
competitors. The 4 hour mini contest on Saturday July 2nd running 5w was great
fun even though my generator failed 19 mins into the event - oh well.....I must
say some of the LZ operators over there are very very talented operators - for
sure! And, their hospitality was just INCREDIBLE!!!!! It will be repeated
again next July - so check it out and reserve the date in advance on your 2012
summer calendar.....!

You can check out the photos at http://www.topband.net/Perin.htm

There are 11 sets of photos in all - each is selected by a serial number after
the word Perin.

EG: The second group can be found at http://www.topband.net/Perin1.htm

The third group is at http://www.topband.net/Perin2.htm

etc etc up to group 10 which is at http://www.topband.net/Perin10.htm



73 JEFF VY2ZM/K1ZM

K1ZM@aol.com
 
7S7V   M/S LP   1,1962011-07-11 07:33:50
ICOM IC-756PRO3 + wire on my balcony
 
YO5OAG   SO Mixed LP   204,7922011-07-11 07:49:56
Rig: IC7600,
Ant: Diamond BB-7V, Kelemen dipol,
Thanks contest , koszonom

' 73 Sanyi YO5OAG
 
ED5T(@EA5ELT)   M/S HP   2,116,5482011-07-11 08:08:06
Last time we did this contest 2 years ago we set a fairly ambitious goal and
came quite close to reaching it. We decided to set the same goal this year, and
with improved hardware, two good CW ops, and supposedly better conditions,
should have been able to obtained our set goal.

Not so. Our QSO total was slightly down, and a marked descent in our multiplier
total. Part of that was due to very poor conditions on 10 and 15 on saturday
afternoon, but not making any QSOs on 160 is unpardonable and we were caught
out on 80 where high swr at the bottom of the band meant we were unable to try
to work "easy" mults as we could not get the antenna to tune even while
barefoot. Too many phone operators spoil the broth!

As a novelty this time we tried putting an operator roster in place but as we
might have expected this went by the board. You scribe was 4 hours late, for
example, and EA5KV and EA5GS, keen athletes, had a 10km run on saturday
afternoon. As usual we just took it as it came and more or less everyone got to
operate a reasonable amount.

We tried to get a bit more out of the mixed mode this year and our CW man EA5YI
had a great time. We were also able to count on another CW op Juan Carlos EA5UF
and hope he enjoyed his time with us.

As always, we got the thrill of the chase, the adrenalin of the run, the
anxious chasing of mults, some of them frustrating, some of them rewarding. The
search for a clear frequency, unexpected mults popping up when least expected
them, greeting old friends on the air...all the ingredients that make a big
contest a great event and leave you with the wish to come back for more next
year.

And as always, the fun on the sidelines. The constant joke cracking, keeping up
with the news of our lives, the food section (we must be worst in Spain in this
category!), plans for our home stations, plans for the club station, upcoming
contests, strategy, anecdotes...all in all, a great FUN weekend!

Talking of fun, there are always nice anecdotes. At 5 in the morning I was
sitting outside the bunker and saw 2 guys, obviously drunk out of their skulls,
walking along the street with bullfighting capes. 2 minutes later EB5KT arrived
and looked agitated as he got out of his car....."There are two guys out there
in the street, "toreando" the passing cars!!..."

Finally, and call me boring if you like, but our thank all of those who allow
this to happen, especially our families, the authorities that generously allow
us to use the premises at "La Colina Magica", and last but not least, all those
who contacted us. Without you, none of this would be possible.

CU in the next one!

73 de EA5ON on behalf of the ED5T team.

Equipment
FT2000
AL1200
Optibeam OB11-3
40m dipole
80m bazooka
 
KEØG   SO CW QRP   3,2502011-07-11 08:14:03
K3/10 at 4 watts to two switchable dipoles up 50'
 
VO1MP   SO CW HP   300,1052011-07-11 08:41:35
Fun Time .... contest started fine with over 500 Qs in first 4 hours , was
almost convinced that conditions were going to be OK .... however it appeared
that the band was lingering around the " Promising to be good " range all
during the first 12 hours of the contest but just never did make it
...still repairing the "Winter Kill" antenna set up here ..... not sure if
the low bands or 10/15 compensated as did not listen there... second day
was slow although the band seemed to be open all night .. however tough
to work'em from the sack hi !
As always .... fun time ..........Ran the test with my FT2000 and my K3
looks at me and seems to say what you got ME for ....

Set up :
ANT: = 4 ele HB OWA de VO1MP
RIG: = ft2000 by Yaesu
AMP: = ALPHA 87a
MK: = microKEYER 2R

Thanks for the Qs SEE Y'ALL Next one
GLWCDR

73 Gus VO1MP
 
HB9ARF   SO CW LP   396,4552011-07-11 09:04:12
TS-870 100 Watts
Antennas: Force 12 C-4s and Inverted L

Sunday, due to storm near the station i had to stop sometime the contest

Thanks to all and hope to hear you next year

73's
Phil
 
LS1D   M/S HP   2,094,1162011-07-11 09:07:49
Thanks for all the QSOs. The condx were a disaster from this part of the world.


Congratulations to the Radio Club Argentino and all stations LUs for are
possible to be in the air as HQ and the multiplier RCA!

CU WAE CW!

73 Team LS1D "Six Stars Contest Station"
http://www.sixstars.com.ar
 
N4ZZ   SO Mixed HP   502,4972011-07-11 09:08:43
10 minutes before the contest started realized I had a problem. Unable to
switch radio's for so2r with dx doubler. Did not check that out before hand as
never had that happen before. So it was decision time and it had to be quick.
Still got a 15 minute late start. Decided to go mixed mode HP with one radio &
amp.

Bottom line I had fun! Rates were very good and had no problems staying
interested! Could have broke 2000 q's, but decided just go to bed an enjoy
Sunday not in bed! I fixed the so2r problem the next morning. I think it was
a loose printer port plug. I have so much stuff behind the desk it is a wonder
any thing works.

Thanks for all the Q's.

73 Don-n4zz







73 Don-n4zz
 
KØRF(WØUA)   M/S HP   1,877,3042011-07-11 09:41:47
This was our first M/S try in IARU. We always avoided it because of the very
restrictive rules. Now we know why. That ten-minute rule is the worst! Scores
could have been so much better and consternation so much less. SO2R is a much
more favorable category for multipliers for those few that can really do it
seamlessly.

Having to operate SSB was also not a choice we would have made, but it turned
out to be fun. George had the opportunity to run on SSB which rivals his
running on CW. He sure can fly when the stations call. All those Qs after
spending the three days preceding the test battling the flu.

The only equipment problem was that Geo had to keep hitting the key to make
receiver come back for a couple hours before the swr to the final just went up
to infinity and stayed there. He had to move to my rig while I got after the
problem. After some troubleshooting I discovered that the band-switching
Dunestar filters had failed. I don't know yet if the band data or the actual
filters are the culprits.

It would be so cool to have a multi/multi or even M2 category. Just fixing the
M/S rules like the CQWW would be great.
 
AF4OX   SO CW HP   344,2502011-07-11 09:46:41
First real effort in this contest since 2008. I had high expectations for 20M,
but the expectations remained unfulfilled! Had trouble getting a decent rate
on 20M in the first hours. Had to spend much time in S&P in order to work EU
stations (5 pointers). When in RUN mode, made QSO's, but mostly 1 pointers.
Played around some on 15 and made some SA mults, but there was not that much
activity. Lost time in DX mode! Always a fatal trap! Also lost an hour to a
serious thunderstorm passing over. 20M actually seemed better after dark than
before. When I took a nap @ 0630Z, 20M was still open and lots of stations
active. However, by 0800Z when I got on, the band had closed and so it was 40M
and up. For me 40M was the workhourse - made more Qso's and more points,
although 20M gave more mults. All in all a good time, but I should have keep
going and skipped the nap. Highlights were 2 VK's, 1 ZL, ST and 2 (yes two)
VE4's! Weak points were taking too many breaks leaving 3 hours on the table.
Thanks to all.
 
HI3TT(@HI3CC)   M/S LP   555,0662011-07-11 10:06:40
Thanks all Great weekend!

See you in the next !

Loma del Toro DX Club
HI3K (Edwin)
HI3TT (Franky)
HI3EPR (Prado)
HI3CC (Tino)
 
VY2LI   SO SSB HP   8,3392011-07-11 10:07:21
A few Q's from VY2.A 30-min run on Sat.afternoon and an hour of S & P early
Sunday morning.Incredible condx into Europe on 20 at 3am local.73,Bill
 
MJØCFW(JK3GAD)   SO Mixed LP   838,9442011-07-11 10:08:27
Propagation is poor from beginning so decided to do HQ mult hunting earlier on
40m. Nice surprise to get the word "domo arigato" after exchange frequently.
:-)
Anyway it is very difficult to maintain motivation as rate slowed.

Thanks everyone for contact. Thanks JARS club members for letting me use
station again. See you in next contest!

73 Kazu JK3GAD/M0CFW
 
K5XA   M/S LP   380,6402011-07-11 10:11:34
Rig :
Elecraft K3

Antennas :
F12 C31-XR@128'; F12 C31-XR@81' Fixed 44°; F12 Mag 240N@ 137'; 1/2 Wave 80M
Sloper > 45°

Soapbox :
Tnx to AC4CA AND KM4DR for coming over and helping activate the first "little"
multi-op at my QTH since about 1995. We had a great time, learned a lot about
the Elecraft K3 (to continue for a long time to come, I think), and N1MM
(ditto). The antennas played good, and Murphy stayed away for the whole contest
- that may be a record here! And it was even more fun running the contest with
no amp. Only wish conditions had been better. IARU - a great contest!
 
UA5A(RA3AKT)   SO Mixed HP   2,679,1562011-07-11 10:21:00
FT-1000MP 2 units and ACOM-2000 2 units were in use.
The propagation was not in my favor. Drizzles and showers changed each other
during the whole contest.
The propagation changed for the better on the 10 m and 15 m bands just 4 hours
before the end of the contest.

Many thanks to Val, RD3A, for allowing me to use his station again this year.
 
A65BD(A65BD/G4BWP+PACKET)   M/S HP   37,6032011-07-11 10:43:05
Not much free time and Sunday was all work
 
K7ZSD   M/S HP   628,0142011-07-11 10:58:45
Here at K7ZSD we missed most of this years contests due to my work schedule. So,
with help from Kevin, K7ZS, we tried to make up for lost time. We had two
weathers to deal with, solar and NW summer. The summer sun was beautiful, the
solar propagation was cloudy.

We had about 18 or so stop by and we made it a party with lots of food, drink,
and conversation. With the multi-single category it was hardly noticed that one
person at a time was missing, I mean operating. This was a contest to get as
many of the party goers as possible in the chair and we succeeded with 10
operators.

This may be an annual event, a fun time was had by all. Thank you for all the
Qs.

Brad
 
LZ9R(LZ3YY)   SO CW LP   1,029,5522011-07-11 11:21:12
First time over 1Mil. !
Was nice to work with some of Pirin 2011 participants.

73, Nasko
 
ED1R   M/S HP   2,310,2002011-07-11 12:09:18
An interesting Contest, we become one more year, last year 2010 did not
participate in solidarity with the cause of problems and irregularities
encountered in the correction of our Spanish friends AO8HQ. Again we have
become eager to have fun and do a lot of radio.

10m acceptable, with some very interesting opening to NA.

15m generally lazy, good running EU CW.

20m fabulous, the best band opening 24, very good opening to NA.

40m generally well, with good signs NA at dawn, several ZL and VK.

The 80m and 160m so testimonial for Multis, did not have much time to play
these two bands and we lost many Multis.

The running was very good and hardly had time to hunt Multis is a shame because
we had win much result. We wanted to spread the activity to 50% between SSB and
CW in order to compensate for the bands.

Our Log ended with 35% of NA to be in the month of July is really ACCEPTABLE,
noted 52% of NA on 20m.

We could do more, but running were well provided over 100 qso/h.

Incredible hot, reaching over 40 degrees inside the Shack (subject to improve
in the future) the AC does not cool enough, great food and drink as usual, this
detail is not needed since our inception.

You can request your QSL via QSL ONLINE SERVICE available to the Radio Club
Henares website and will be sent by the EA Bureau:
http://www.radioclubhenares.org/rch-qsl-services/

IARU HF WC 2011 Team: EC1KR, EC4DX, EA4DRV, EA4AOC and EA7OT.

A greeting, See you the Next Contest.

ED1R Contest Station
www.ed1r.com
 
IZ4AFW   SO SSB LP   85,5362011-07-11 12:43:23
Unfortunately bad conditions on 10m and 15m this year, and no low band antennas
at the moment. Some interesting dx stations anyway from central and south
america on 20m. See you next year with better conditions (I hope). 73 & Ciao de
IZ4AFW - NZ1W - HI9/IZ4AFW
 
WØSD   M/S HP   907,6872011-07-11 12:46:35
We had fun doing this test as we do every year.. Band conditions this time
seemed depressed on the higher bands 10-20m perhaps due to a disturbance and
some slight auroral activity, and about normal for 40-160 given summertime
noise.. Really enjoyed working a LOT of the Thursday nite NS guys, thanks for
the Q's and mults!
This was our lowest Q total by about 500 q's, the last 2 we did we had 1800+
Q's, but our score was almost the same, so the 5 point Q's and mults really
helped out. Congrats to all the big scores out there... Thanks again and Lord
willing we will be back next year to do this one again- Thank you Ed and Edith
for hosting us, you were great! Todd- WD0T for the W0SD team-
Ed-W0SD,Edith-W0OE,Joe-W0DB,Todd-WD0T.
 
IK8UND   SO Mixed HP   518,2962011-07-11 13:00:49
Once more disappointing conditions, especially with NA. Since I have no more a
low-band antenna, i was surprised to work also a few station on top band, with
just long wire and a tuner, barefoot!
73s
Sal, ik8und
 
KT7E   SO SSB LP   1,6202011-07-11 13:03:15
Very limited run time with family and health. I wish this form matched the
report given from N1MM. They're never the same.
Band QSO PTS MULT HQ

20 71 135 8 4

Score 1,620

meager effort, but thanks to thoes that I was able to work.

Joe KT7E
 
LN2HQ   Headquarters HP   6,286,8822011-07-11 13:18:53
Not the best propagation on higher bands and lot of static due tunder and rain.
Thanks for working LN2HQ and see you next year.

Thanks to Win-test for HQ version which worked super!

73 LA6FJA Rag LN2HQ Coordinator.
 
YR1C(@YO4NA)   M/S HP   2,354,8082011-07-11 13:33:52
This time the propagation was a little bit down comparative with last year
edition, but because all the WRTC competitors are back home and everyone seeks
to qualify for the next one, the results are way bigger. So it is very hard to
compete with big stations and astronomic scores from Eastern EU, specially in
M/S category where the top setups are sometimes pushed to the limit of the
rules.

Nevertheless, if you are looking for fun, the diversity of IARU is a good
choice. The 10 minutes rule for M/S (10 min / band-mode with no exception) is
very restrictive and keeps you alert in decisions, so long runs are not
affordable if you don't want to lose short openings, to cover all multiplier
areas. We used a single transceiver and worked in shifts, so we had to
alternate RUN with S&P periods or do them simultaneously SO2V style, but those
days when top scores in Multi-One were possible with only truly one station are
history. That means evolution, both conceptually and technically speaking.

It was again very relaxing to operate from home in Bucharest, at more than 200
km away from the station - this is evolution too, hi hi... :)) The internet
connection was stable this time and the setup prepared by Cornel YO4NA
performed very well as usual. To work remote SSB at contest speeds was a new
challenge, but the delay of few milliseconds didn't create any trouble at all
so I could easily handle the rates and have great fun.

Hardware>
IC 7800 + ACOM 2000
OptiBeam OB18-6 for 10-40m
InvVee for 80/160m

Software>
N1MM Logger
TeamViewer (remote control)
Skype (audio)
Ham Radio Deluxe (radio control)
ACOM (PA control)
Antenna switching box software

See you next contests!
Tibi YO9GZU
Cornel YO4NA/YR1C
 
WP3C   SO CW LP   67,9682011-07-11 13:53:43
I only worked it 5 hours, here there were a huge electric storm, and then some
friend visiting, so there is no way to continue with the contest. But I enjoy
a lot the hours that I worked and I hope not have so much trouble with the next
one. 73’

Alfredo Velez WP3C/NP4DX
Skype: wp3c.pr
e-mail: mailto:wp3c@aol.com
Web: http://www.wp3c.qth.com/
 
DK9TN(@DQ4W)   SO Mixed HP   1,690,1202011-07-11 14:26:12
Conditions on the high bands were little worse compared to last year, especially
on 15m. At least 10m showed some sign of life (mostly into UT and UA). In total
17 stations from China could be worked, guess there are more and more active.

Had lots of fun tuning the bands with the 2nd radio, but the best QSO was to be
called by JX5O on 20m.

73 Christoph DK9TN
 
DF2SD   SO SSB LP   273,9602011-07-11 14:32:53
A great event as usual.
I had many hours of fun, I hope next year to be there again.
 
DL1IAO(@DLØWW)   M/S HP   2,304,3242011-07-11 14:35:19
IC756Pro3(INRAD) + Alpha87A
Idiom Press CMOS4, I-Mate

WT v3.23.0 on HP Omnibook XE3
Packet, Skimmer

(160) 27m shunt-fed tower, Mag-Loop (RX)
(80) Bobtail (NW/SE), Delta Loop, DP @10m
(40) 3el M2 Yagi @20m (linear-loaded), DP @10m
(20) 5el M2 Yagi @27m
(15) 5el Yagi @25m
(10) 6el Yagi @24m (sharing tower with 40m)

The M/S category sounded like an interesting option as my 2R-setup is still
wired to the home station. Also it was fun to see all those spots coming in and
trying to work down the list whenever the run rate slowed down. Now, as I see
other scores, I think that the top M/S stations probably must have multiple
operating positions sharing one band. 4000 QSOs from EU, wow!

A broadbanded loud noise coming exactly from NW showed up early in the
afternoon and would stay until the end. The maximum was around 20m but still
audible on 15/40m. This almost completely wiped out any possible W/VE runs for
me. I could hear W/VE on 20m CW to some degree but it was frustrating to see
the S-meter swinging at around S5-7 whenever I turned the 20m 5el to NW. I had
to give up on phone early.

CU next time without Murphy!


73,

Stefan
DL1IAO@contesting.com
http://www.dl1iao.com
 
NX5M   M/S HP   1,821,3022011-07-11 15:53:32
Mad rush Friday evening to fix one of the two broken 40m antennas. Had time to
get one of them done but not the other.
Little did I know, and did not realize this until later in the day on Saturday
when we went to 15m the first time, the lower NW antenna in the stack was
failing. Only failing at high power so I must have a connection issue at the
feedpoint.
When I got to the point where we were no longer going to be needing 15m I
switched that radio over to 160 but when I changed the band switch on the Alpha
amp there was a loud "pop" and the amp turned off. Checked the fuses to find
them all good so I am not sure what caused that problem. Deeper investigation
into the inside of the amp did not reveal an issue but I did discover that a
mouse had gotten into the amp and removed some of the insulation from three
wires in amongst the filter caps. Word of warning: That spot on the back of
alphas where an external fan can be mounted, and if you think a mouse could
find its way into your shack, put some kind of screen over that opening to
prevent this from happening. I just got one of my amps back from service for
the very same reason it was was expensive.....4 figures expensive! Despite
this mouse issue, the uninsulated wire issue did not appear to have any direct
effect on the sudden pop and shut down of the amp. I powered the amp back up
and it worked just fine. Of course I discovered another problem once I tuned
it up on 160m. Why is the swr elevated on my 160m vertical? After the contest
was over I checked and it is resonating perfectly....but at 1700khz. Something
has changed, I just have to figure out what.
At about 0900z Saturday the top 20m yagi would not rotate back to the west so
here again is something that will need to be fixed.....none of this "on the
tower work" will get done in this 100+ degree Texas heat.
We certainly could have used another full-time operator. None of us were
rested for this contest and N5XJ had a work conflict come up that did not allow
him to get to the station until 1800z Saturday. Having had to get out of bed at
2am that morning we knew that he was going to be running on fumes by sunset.
However, he was able to hang in there until about 0400z before finally hitting
the wall for the next 5 hours. KU5B and I stayed awake the whole time except
for a 15 minute combat nap for both of us. There were times when each of us
could have grabbed an hour of sleep while one of the others was operating but
we tend to stay right there on top of things all the time.
I am going to agree with earlier comments by Jim, WX3B.....I think it would be
great to have a multi-two or multi-multi category in this contest. It does
tend to get a bit boring when only one band can be used at a given time and the
other ops get to sit on their hands.
Overall, this was the highest IARU score we have ever had so I consider that a
bit of a victory. It was a close race with N0NI.....you guys that did 2.5
million, we cannot compete with that from down here but that's ok. We are in
this for the fun anyway.
 
W7QN   SO CW LP   30,2082011-07-11 16:08:42
couldn't work 80 CW as the SWR on the mobile whip was way off. Trouble shoot it
later.
 
NW2K   SO CW LP   11,5152011-07-11 16:47:53
Only had a couple hours. 90W, matchbox, 80M loop at 30 feet.
 
K6LRN   SO CW HP   162,2612011-07-11 17:15:12
Mostly S & P. Thanks to all for the Qs.
 
N9RV   SO CW HP   1,472,6942011-07-11 17:23:30
I always forget how much fun this contest is. A much different mix of stations
worked here in IARU zone 6 than in zone 8, definitely (60% US worked, 10% EU
and 17% Asia). But still a rate fest with great ops and a reasonably good set
of rules.

This contest was a chance to finally try my 80m 4 square, which was a lot of
fun. Going into competition with new weapons is great -- the tough thing about
maturing stations is when you're stuck with all the same hardware. You always
gotta have something new!

Still no 160 here, but that problem should be corrected in another month. The
next challenge will be RX antennas -- none exist here. But I'm getting
closer.

- Pat
N9RV
 
N2WF   SO CW LP   7,8542011-07-11 20:09:32
Very casual effort on a very hot summer weekend. Bands quite noisy in Georgia,
but fun as always.
 
WO7V   SO CW LP   4,1582011-07-11 20:46:34
Only had a short time to operate. Maybe more next time.
 
UP2L(UA9BA)   SO Mixed HP   3,673,3402011-07-11 21:00:32
This was GREAT sport event again! Thank you all for participation!
One note in minor tone though. Looking at some SO2R scores makes me feel seek.
I still think that its about time to make separation in SO league between SO2R
and SO1R period. Let the cheaters that hide under SO2R fight among themselves
and us small SO1R boys enjoy our competition and GREAT hobby. CQWW CC doesn't
have guts to step forward and do this obviously needed change in the rules. May
be its the IARU HF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP who will lead the pack.
73's & GL, Willy UA9BA
 
K2PO   SO Mixed LP   542,5602011-07-11 21:53:19
 
YR6M(YO6MT)   SO CW LP   187,9642011-07-11 21:56:20
73 de Cornel
 
N6VR   SO CW HP   7,6402011-07-11 23:29:25
S&P only. Slowing working on towers and antennas after retirement move to AZ.
Current antenna: A3S at 35ft.
 
S51F   SO Mixed HP   1,556,6042011-07-11 23:42:15
73, Frank
 
OH6LI(@OH6LI/OH4A)   SO CW HP   1,875,0002011-07-12 00:16:47
What a contest.
Really difficult one in the wee hours, our Sunday morning.
Simply had to take two short naps.

Big self-motivational effort to operate to the end with
this level of DX propagation.


On the positive side, I think I am getting to learn
how to really use the SO2R setup.
I mean, I could really play around with all front panels,
switches and knobs at the station to try to maximise the
second radio effect.


The propagation, seen as numbers, showed really strange figures.
40m produced only very limited number of JA and VK.
Only a handful North America.

Really no DX on 80.

15 .. sigh.
10 .. same feelings as SJ2W shared with us.
Some weak ES; into SE direction only.


I really hope this is not the solar maximum.

Come on, Sun.
I am sure you can do better than this.


Hear You all in 2012 !


73,
Jukka OH6LI
 
YU5R   M/S HP   2,012,7252011-07-12 03:53:19
Contest : IARU HF World Championships
Callsign : YU5R
Mode : ALL
Category : Multi Operator - Single Transmitter (MS)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 28
Locator :
Operating time : 24h00

BAND QSO DUP ITU HQ POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 21 0 2 15 23 1.10
80 55 0 10 25 103 1.87
40 430 4 27 38 1314 3.06
20 657 5 40 47 2455 3.74
15 640 1 33 41 1710 2.67
10 232 0 14 33 588 2.53
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 2035 10 126 199 6193 3.04
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 2 012 725

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators : YU6DX YU9DX YT1HA
Soapbox :


Powered by Win-Test 4.7.0 http://www.win-test.com
Thanks Goran HB9FBS for visiting us,and for nice company.
Thanks to Lui HB9EDB/YT3PL.
100 qso less then last year,but 500.000 pts more.
Our goal is complete,contest was fun,see you next year.

www.qsl.net/yu5r

FT 1K mark V field
al800
6el for 10m
5 el for 15
4 el for 20
3 el for 40
vertical for 80 + inv vee
inv vee for 160m

73 thanks to all,see you soon
members of YU5R
 
KV8Q   SO CW LP   343,3922011-07-12 04:43:08
Decent conditions here. I had some real nice runs. Not the big pointers but
QSO's none the less. Mr. Murphy attempted to show up once again but I had a
work-around for him. It's sort of nice starting a contest after a good night's
sleep rather than a long day's work. See you all next year.
 
VE3TW   M/S LP   112,3202011-07-12 04:57:41
A little p/t effort by VE3NR and VE3TW at the summer qth.
 
VK4CT(VK4EMM)   SO Mixed HP   1,122,2902011-07-12 05:24:28
An inspiring part of my weekend was to hear plenty of participation from VK and
ZL. The increasing activity and spirit of competition in Oceania adds to the
fun.

The frightening part of my weekend was the effect of very strong winds - all
weekend. Fortunately, the broken tree branches were not the ones holding up my
wire antennas.

I experienced mixed band conditions. 40m was the best with excellent openings
and runs to all continents. 80m provided good openings to NA and Asia - but I
was surprised to find only a few takers for the rare zone 55. As usual, 20m
provided a good balance of QSO's and multipliers for little effort. 15m was
below expectations for this part of the solar cycle, as was 10m. I tried and
tried on 10m for a return of only 5 CW QSOs. I just needed a small opening on
10m the reach a personal best for this contest - set in 2002 - but that was not
to be.

When this solar cycle gets moving, we can expect records to tumble - given the
increasing levels of participation and spirit of competition.

73 John
VK4CT / VK4EMM
 
K5TR(K5OT)   SO CW HP   1,108,5642011-07-12 05:52:40
There was a lot of local participation in the multi-site NU1AW/5 effort here in
Texas, and I had some serious last-minute remorse about my decision to enter as
a single-op. But there were plenty of ops lined up to hand out the IARU mult,
so I stayed with my original plan.

My pre-contest goals and results:

1. Stay in the chair for 24 hours (check)
2. Improve my 2nd-radio contribution (netted +9% QSOs)
3. Work NU1AW/5 and W1AW/6 on 6 bands (check)
4. Achieve > 2000 QSOs x 200 mults (close but ..)
5. Have fun (double-check!)

Big thanks to George K5TR for another opportunity to utilize his amazing
station.

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

2x Elecraft K3 radios
2x AL-1500 amps

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 -
- 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


A delightful summertime experience. Thanks for the QSOs!

73,
Larry K5OT
 
N8II   SO Mixed LP   239,2682011-07-12 05:54:27
I was too tired to make a big effort and had back pain.

10 was open several different times on Es to EU primarily the Med area with the
best times around 1330Z and 15Z (died out around 1415Z). 20 was open fairly well
to EU by 1830Z, but closed to most of EU by 2330Z. There were plenty of HQ
stations active in NA, SA, and the usual boatload in EU. I concentrated on
working the 3 and 5 pointers which seemed to work well. 15 was open on Es well
into the EU night, but only the HQ stations seemed to be intersted.

73, Jeff
 
ES5TV   SO Mixed HP   2,921,7192011-07-12 06:21:52
Somehow did not get a good going in this contest. Spent 30 minutes in the first
hour solving technical problems. Lost 160m antennna right when going to that
band. Too few multipliers and QSYs. Congratulations to RG3K for great
competition!

73
Tonno
ES5TV

ES5TV
By band - By mode
QSOs (without dupes) - By time

| Hr |160 |160 | 80 | 80 | 40 | 40 | 20 | 20 | 15 | 15 | 10 | 10 |Total
| | CW |SSB | CW |SSB | CW |SSB | CW |SSB | CW |SSB | CW |SSB | |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| 12 | | | | | | | | 23 | | 83 | | |106 |
| 13 | | | | | | | |134 | | 13 | | |147 |
| 14 | | | | | | | 38 | 99 | | 7 | | 1 |145 |
| 15 | | | | | | |113 | | 3 | 3 | 2 | |121 |
| 16 | | | | | | |116 | 21 | | 1 | | |138 |
| 17 | | | | | | | 67 | 83 | | 1 | 2 | 1 |154 |
| 18 | | | | | | | |172 | 1 | 4 | | |177 |
| 19 | | | | | | 14 | |159 | | | | |173 |
| 20 | | | | | | 25 | 40 | 71 | | | | |136 |
| 21 | | | | | 48 | 20 | 45 | 12 | | | | |125 |
| 22 | | | | 11 | 85 | | | 15 | | | | |111 |
| 23 | 21 | 18 | |112 | | | | 2 | | | | |153 |
| 00 | 37 | | 1 | 63 | | | | | | | | |101 |
| 01 | | | 70 | 2 | | 66 | | | | | | |138 |
| 02 | | | | | | 75 | 16 | 5 | 2 | 2 | | |100 |
| 03 | | | | | | 41 | 34 | 2 | 8 | 3 | | | 88 |
| 04 | | | 1 | | | | 65 | | 16 | 4 | 4 | 6 | 96 |
| 05 | | | | | | 6 | 52 | 13 | 37 | 5 | | |113 |
| 06 | | | | | | | | 5 |104 | | 10 | 15 |134 |
| 07 | | | | | | | | | 21 | 16 | |107 |144 |
| 08 | | 2 | | 1 | | 2 | | | 26 | 5 | 99 | 9 |144 |
| 09 | | | | | | | | | | 99 | 47 | 8 |154 |
| 10 | | | | | | | | 5 | 47 | 65 | 11 | 7 |135 |
| 11 | | | | | | | | 19 |107 | | | 5 |131 |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| | 58 | 20 | 72 |189 |133 |249 |586 |840 |372 |311 |175 |159 |3164|

ES5TV - Continents
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band / Mode | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| 160 CW | 96.6% | | | | 3.4% | |
| 160 SSB | 100.0% | | | | | |
| 80 CW | 88.9% | 5.6% | | | 5.6% | |
| 80 SSB | 95.3% | | 2.1% | 0.5% | 2.1% | |
| 40 CW | 82.7% | 1.5% | 3.8% | 1.5% | 10.5% | |
| 40 SSB | 65.1% | 19.0% | 10.7% | 0.4% | 4.8% | |
| 20 CW | 45.5% | 34.8% | 1.0% | 0.5% | 17.4% | 0.8% |
| 20 SSB | 55.3% | 31.5% | 3.2% | 0.5% | 8.2% | 1.3% |
| 15 CW | 81.1% | | 1.6% | 0.8% | 15.7% | 0.8% |
| 15 SSB | 77.7% | 0.3% | 7.2% | 2.5% | 10.4% | 1.9% |
| 10 CW | 89.8% | | | 0.6% | 9.7% | |
| 10 SSB | 89.0% | | | 0.6% | 10.4% | |
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Worked ITU zones

| 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
01 | | | | 5 | | | 5
02 | | | | 6 | | | 6
03 | | | | 8 | | | 8
04 | | | | 16 | | | 16
05 | | | | | | |
06 | | | | 41 | | | 41
07 | | | | 35 | | | 35
08 | | 3 | 37 | 332 | 1 | | 373
09 | | 1 | 3 | 14 | | | 18
10 | | | | | | |
11 | | | 9 | 11 | | | 20
12 | | | 10 | 4 | 2 | | 16
13 | | 2 | | 2 | 1 | | 5
14 | | | 13 | 8 | 6 | | 27
15 | | 1 | 8 | 12 | 18 | | 39
16 | | | | | | |
17 | | | | 2 | | | 2
18 | 1 | 9 | 8 | 12 | 7 | 6 | 43
19 | | 1 | 2 | 5 | 3 | | 11
20 | | | 2 | 7 | 6 | 4 | 19
21 | | | | | | |
22 | | | | | | |
23 | | | | 1 | | | 1
24 | | | | | | |
25 | | | | | | |
26 | | | | | | |
27 | | 19 | 30 | 175 | 21 | 3 | 248
28 | 17 | 100 | 113 | 256 | 259 | 116 | 861
29 | 21 | 70 | 74 | 190 | 193 | 137 | 685
30 | | 4 | 17 | 64 | 41 | 21 | 147
31 | | | 3 | 13 | 12 | | 28
32 | | | 2 | 11 | 2 | 2 | 17
33 | | | | | | |
34 | | | | 3 | | | 3
35 | | | | | | |
36 | | | 1 | 5 | 6 | | 12
37 | | 8 | 11 | 41 | 12 | | 72
38 | | | | | | |
39 | 1 | 4 | 1 | 18 | 11 | 3 | 38
40 | | | | | | 1 | 1
41 | | | 1 | 8 | 5 | 2 | 16
42 | | | | | | |
43 | | | 1 | 4 | | | 5
44 | | | | 19 | 3 | | 22
45 | | | | 19 | 8 | | 27
46 | | | | | | |
47 | | | | | | |
48 | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
49 | | | | 2 | 4 | | 6
50 | | | | 4 | 1 | | 5
51 | | | | | | |
52 | | | | | | |
53 | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
54 | | | | 6 | 6 | | 12
55 | | | | | | |
56 | | | | | | |
57 | | | 1 | | 3 | | 4
58 | | | | 1 | | | 1
59 | | | | 4 | 2 | | 6
60 | | | | | | |
61 | | | | | | |
62 | | | | | | |
63 | | | | | | |
64 | | | | | | |
65 | | | | | | |
66 | | | | | | |
67 | | | | | | |
68 | | | | | | |
69 | | | | | | |
70 | | | | | | |
71 | | | | | | |
72 | | | | | | |
73 | | | | | | |
74 | | | | | | |
75 | | | | | | |
76 | | | | | | |
77 | | | | | | |
78 | | | | | | |
79 | | | | | | |
80 | | | | | | |
81 | | | | | | |
82 | | | | | | |
83 | | | | | | |
84 | | | | | | |
85 | | | | | | |
86 | | | | | | |
87 | | | | | | |
88 | | | | | | |
89 | | | | | | |
90 | | | | | | |
======================================================
| 40 | 222 | 347 | 1365 | 635 | 297 | 2906

Worked HQ

CALLSIGN | HQ | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
====================================================================
HB0HQ | AFVL | | | | X | X | | 2
IO4HQ | ARI | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
ER7HQ | ARM | | | | X | | | 1
W1AW/6 | ARRL | | | | X | | | 1
E7HQ | BA | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
LZ7HQ | BFRA | X | | X | X | X | X | 5
YS1YS | CRAS | | | | X | | | 1
OL1HQ | CRC | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
B7HQ | CRSA | | | X | X | X | | 3
BV0HQ | CTARL | | | | X | | | 1
DA0HQ | DARC | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
OZ1HQ | EDR | X | X | X | | X | X | 5
ES9A | ERAU | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
OY6FRA | FRA | | | | X | | | 1
YR0HQ | FRR | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
VR2HK | HARTS | | | | X | | | 1
9A0HQ | HRS | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
4X3HQ | IARC | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
EI0HQ | IRTS | | X | X | X | | | 3
8N8HQ | JARL | | | | X | X | | 2
ZV13HQ | LABRE | | | | X | X | | 2
5J3HQ | LCRA | | | X | | | | 1
YL4HQ | LRAL | X | X | X | X | | X | 5
LY0HQ | LRMD | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
HG0HQ | MRASZ | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
LN2HQ | NRRL | X | X | X | X | | | 4
ZL6HQ | NZART | | | | | X | | 1
OE1A | OVSV | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
DX0HQ | PARA | | | | X | | | 1
SN0HQ | PZK | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
HB9JOE | R1 | | | | X | | | 1
9Y4X | R2 | | | | X | | | 1
SX0HQ | RAAG | | | X | X | X | X | 4
HS0AC | RAST | | | | X | X | | 2
LR6F | RCA | | X | | X | X | | 3
CE3HQ | RCCH | | | | X | | | 1
HI8RCD | RCD | | | | X | | | 1
OA4O | RCP | | | | X | | | 1
CX1AA | RCU | | | | X | | | 1
TM0HQ | REF | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
LX0HQ | RL | | X | X | X | | | 3
A47RS | ROARS | | | | X | X | | 2
GR2HQ | RSGB | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
Z365HQ | RSM | | | | | X | | 1
OM1HQ | SARA | | | X | | | | 1
OH2HQ | SRAL | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
R3HQ | SRR | X | X | X | X | X | | 5
YU8HQ | SRS | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
SK9HQ | SSA | | | | X | | X | 2
EY1HQ | TARL | | | | X | X | | 2
EM5HQ | UARL | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
OP0HQ | UBA | X | X | X | X | X | | 5
EF8HQ | URE | | X | X | X | | | 3
HB9HQ | USKA | X | X | X | X | X | | 5
VK5WIA | WIA | | | | X | | | 1
S50HQ | ZRS | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
====================================================================
| | 25 | 28 | 32 | 51 | 34 | 23 | 193
 
CE4CT   M/S HP   1,627,5602011-07-12 06:46:04
Another nice contest on CE4CT with my friend CE3FZ Pedro. The conditions are not
good but we broke for third year consecutive the CE record on MS category.

Thanks to all station active this weekend.

73
CE4CT
 
NA8V   SO CW LP   238,3502011-07-12 08:35:11
More time on the air would have helped. Had errands to run Sat. morning, 3 hrs,
then was slow so took a nap. That missed time really hurt - was counting on
late afternoon EU on 10/15. Didn't get much at all exc. a couple HQ stations.

80 was a pleasant surprise, several EU. r6000 vertical just didn't cut it on
the high bands, especially 20. Couldn't do anything there after dark.
Replaced my US/mult vertical on 40 with a delta loop last winter, that was a
step backwards for stateside- but it works well for SA.

Had a lot of fun, maybe next year will be better.

greg/na8v
 
WC6H   SO Mixed HP   130,0202011-07-12 09:58:54
I had fun but was not able to get on 40. I am having coax problems at the top
of the tower, I need to go up and fix it.
Thanks for all the Q's.
 
W5WMU   M/S HP   1,212,2642011-07-12 10:34:26
we lost our 'secret weapon' this year, N8OO...he decided to go single op from
home. So, just the 2 of us, Heckle and Jeckle...two other 'maybes' didn't
show...I wasted way too much time cabling for 3 rigs, then re-cabling for
2 rigs, when we learned it would just be Pat and me...on the LCC reflector
speculation has it we need to offer free beer and hookers....maybe next year?

Murphy messed with our 40m feedline to Eu, our highest 20m yagi in the Eu
stack
our lowest 15m yagi in Eu stack, and the direction indicator for our 40m
rotary. Pat's sharecropper cut the buried Eu Beverage feedline during
cultivation....

We spent too much time looking for mults rather than chasing rate...the 10 min
rule for M/S is a PITA..Propagation seemed flakey, and generally crummy...way
way too many un-answered CQ's..

still, Pat and I passed a good time. at least we didnt blow up anything in the
shack, AND I unplugged the coffee pot when it was over..

73, W5XZ, Dan
 
N7BEF   SO SSB HP   2,9262011-07-12 12:41:35
52 QSO's, 154 PTS, 12 Zone, 7 HQ, Total score 2,926
 
OK1FHI   SO CW LP   252,4952011-07-12 12:59:29
TRX: FT2000 100W, ANT: 3ele.Yagi tribander,dipole,lw, SW:TR4W

73 and cul next contest
Radek, OK1FHI
 
W6FA   SO CW HP   13,8002011-07-12 15:57:54
Three sets of friends visited this weekend. Sandwiched 2.7 hours on-time in
between first two sets of visitors. But fun nevertheless. Europeans were all
surprisingly weak but workable.
 
LU1BJW   SO SSB LP   1,2802011-07-12 16:21:24
Very poor propagation. 73 LU1BJW
 
PJ4C(N5WR)   SO CW HP   3,163,6502011-07-12 18:12:30
 
W5DQ   SO Mixed HP   69,7502011-07-12 19:55:47
First IARU HF Championship contest. Also first time at bat with N1MM software.
Everything seemed to work great and had a really good time.
 
W1END   SO CW HP   69,7922011-07-13 03:58:10
I think I broke the 10-minute rule. What the heck It the operating that's fun.
Quite a lot of activity this year but I think last year's conditions were
better. Was hoping to see more on 10 meters.
Thanks to all. Eldon - W1END
 
NR4M   M/S HP   1,742,4002011-07-13 06:43:18
We used the IARU as a vehicle to give a logging program a decent evaluation. Not
having at least an M/2 category or use of a second station working mults only
made this contest somewhat frustrating under present condx. Multipliers would
show up on 10M but weren't around long enough to put a list together to make
the ten minute investment worthwhile. Never-the-less, the gang had a good time.
Speaking of ten GR2HQ and TM0HQ were big on that band with GR2HQ still easily
copyable at 00Z Sunday! Many thanks to Steve and Carolyn for the hospitality at
the Goat Farm once again!
 
YL4HQ   Headquarters HP   2,404,4802011-07-13 08:23:12
Thanks for contest QSO's CU next year ! GL 73 !
= YL4HQ Team =
 
VU2PTT   SO CW LP   404,0402011-07-13 08:34:48
Rig: Icom 746 PRO + Force12 C3S @ 60' + 40m Inv-V @ 55', 80m Inv-L

Not the best band conditions compared to the recent All Asia. 20m was the best
band followed by 15m (reverse of AA) and some late QSOs on 10m. 40m certainly
proved why a lot more power and maybe 2 elements are need to make some QSOs
given the poor conditions - may be some day. Did not even try on 80m although I
made a quick scan to hear the noise.

20m was poor to NA although I had some 20+ QSOs. The first signal to be heard
was N9RV who was going strong and surprisingly the East Coast biggies were
surprisingly weak. I am surprised they even heard me, goes to show the amazing
ears/antennas they have. VP5CW also had an outstanding signal on 20m and so did
K8PO. One killer signal who opened the band on 10m from EU was SN2K, but th
eband did not open up fully for me to be able to run. Maybe soon :)

Just one 100+ hour on 20m; 15m never was really run-able except in short spurts
- it all showed in the score.

Hopefully I will be able to fix my amp soon and get back on higher power, until
then will be relegated to driving the IC-746PRO to its full power - 100w :)

As always, big thanks to my wife and daughter for letting me take the time out
from the weekend family activities - that's the only time we all meet to spend
a few hours together.

73 and hope to see you all in WAE,

Prasad VU2PTT.
 
VE3DZ   SO Mixed LP   1,241,2702011-07-13 09:11:56
Date Hour Total VE3DZ Running Total
2011-07-09 12 68 68 68
2011-07-09 13 71 71 139
2011-07-09 14 72 72 211
2011-07-09 15 72 72 283
2011-07-09 16 75 75 358
2011-07-09 17 54 54 412
2011-07-09 18 58 58 470
2011-07-09 19 51 51 521
2011-07-09 20 61 61 582
2011-07-09 21 56 56 638
2011-07-09 22 82 82 720
2011-07-09 23 66 66 786
2011-07-10 0 124 124 910
2011-07-10 1 90 90 1000
2011-07-10 2 77 77 1077
2011-07-10 3 92 92 1169
2011-07-10 4 83 83 1252
2011-07-10 5 74 74 1326
2011-07-10 6 56 56 1382
2011-07-10 7 44 44 1426
2011-07-10 8 43 43 1469
2011-07-10 9 33 33 1502
2011-07-10 10 41 41 1543
2011-07-10 11 37 37 1580
Total All Hours 1580 1580 0
 
FP/VA2WA(VA2WDQ)   SO CW LP   1,128,8702011-07-13 10:56:13
The most difficult contest in a very extreme conditions for past years. The very
rough propagation during morning hours swapped to a an excellent one right
afternoon. Huge pileups on 20-40-80 with hourly rate around 150-200 q/h then
someone switched off at around 7 AM. To work someone by S/P that was a pain.
The call FP/VA2WA was so complicated to receive especially when my LP could not
get through a noise. The weather did its own trick. A huge storm with a heavy
rain started at Sunday afternoon. Thousands gallons of water were falling down.
My two verticals (Stepp-Ir for 40-10, 12.5 m loaded by 4 x 12m sloping down from
the top for 160-80) were dancing a crazy dance. Honestly that was a miracle how
they could work quite well that time.

Unforgettable ))

Thank you guys for all the QSO's!

73!

Victor

VA2WA / VA2WDQ

http://www.contestgroupduquebec.com
 
DR1D(DL3KO)   M/S HP   1,461,9062011-07-13 12:57:54
Rather poor conditions, only 40m and 20m acceptable for some rate.
But good test of a recently built contest site.

Thanks to all who called us

73
Peter, DJ7WW
 
HBØHQ   Headquarters LP   208,0322011-07-13 15:50:16
For the second time the AFVL (Amateur Funk Verein Liechtenstein) participated in
the IARU HF Championship contest. This years participation was organized by
Waldemar-HB0YWR and took place from two locations:
- Gaflei (@1490m asl), Op's HB0YWR + HB9LCW, TS480-100W + Mag Loop + G5RV +
Vertical
- Malbun (@1670m asl), Op's PA3FGA + PA5MW + PC5A, TS590-100W + Vertical +
Diople

We noticed that some stations kept on "hearing" HB9 iso HB0 despite our
numerous corrections... Guess next year this will become less.

With just 100W and no beam antennas it was hard to get any runs going and it
was particularly frustrating hearing stations, mostly from the east with S7-9
(e.g. UU7J on 15m) who were not able to hear us... (alligator effect?) Sad to
conclude one needs at least a beam or 500+ W to be reasonably heard these
days.

Kudo's and thank you to those who did hear and worked us. It was still fun
being a rare multiplier.

Hopefully cu all next year.

73 on behalf of the team,
-- Aurelio, PC5A
 
WT1T(@K1TTT)   M/S HP   1,321,3432011-07-13 19:31:06
Soapbox:

This was a stealth operation from K1TTTs in Western Ma and we activated the
WT1T call after letting it languish for several years.

We (well at least me) obviously still don't have a clue how to operate this
contest, being very reluctant to give up run frequencies to go chasing mults
and then being stuck on otherwise dead bands for 10 minutes at a time. It cost
us big time.

As usual, David's station performed brilliantly. The new station mascot
"Pablo" was such a hoot. He had me in stitches all weekend and my arm is still
sore from throwing the ball/frisbee/whatever. He'd always bring it back looking
for more. This dog is the canine version of the Energizer Bunny!

Good fun, good food, great station. Awesome weekend.

Ken
WO1N
 
W4SVO   SO SSB LP   671,7842011-07-13 20:22:54
Every once in awhile things come together. Spent Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
working on 54' crankup tower. Put new 18' mast, two thrust bearings and new
rotor plate on tower. Raised KT-36XA to 60'. Also week before had two guys
clear out massive overgrown area of back yard. Really helped the two band 40/80
mtr. phased verticals perform better. I was really motivated for this one. I
decided to run low power and try to give ED, N1UR a run for the money. I wanted
to see if a Southeast contestor could beat a New England contestor! Well I beat
his USA Low Power SSB Record. Of course only time will tell if this will be the
record or not. Mark W4SVO
 
NU1AW/5   Headquarters HP   8,460,7622011-07-14 10:24:40
We were honored here at the Central Texas DX and Contest Club to be allowed to
represent the IARU as the IARU headquarters station, NU1AW/5.

The station locations were scattered around the area to six different station
locations, K5NA, NR5M, AB5K, W5SJS, W5KFT, and N5CQ. A total of 37 different
people participated and helped with the effort.

A special thanks to W5XD and K5TR who contributed greatly with the setup of a
common Internet log using Writelog.

73, Richard - K5NA
 
E7HQ   Headquarters HP   20,774,9402011-07-14 12:08:32
our score before log check

BAND SSB CW ITU HQ POINTS AVG
----------------------------------------
160 187 400 13 27 1040 1.77
80 748 994 24 36 3592 2.06
40 2104 1716 45 48 9536 2.50
20 3129 2193 53 59 18514 3.48
15 1200 1359 46 54 7432 2.90
10 755 873 30 35 4088 2.51
----------------------------------------
TOTAL 8123 7535 211 259 44202 2.82
========================================
TOTAL SCORE : 20 774 940

our QTHs, setups and operators:

160m CW Prijedor, JN84IX, E77DX QTH, 130m ASL
RIG FT-2000 + amp
ANT 4 SQ + 9 beverages
OPs: 9A1TT, 9A9R, E70R, E71DX, E73CQ, E77DX, E77WM, KX7M, YT7KM

160m SSB Modrac, JN94GL, E77EZ QTH, 200m ASL
RIG FT-1000MP + amp
ANT vertical, Delta loop. 2 x beverages
OPs: E72A, E73QI, E74WN, E77EZ

80m CW Prijedor, JN84IX, E77DX QTH, 130m ASL
RIG 2 x FT-1000MP + amp
ANT 2 el Yagi @ 52m + 9 beverages
OPs:9A1TT, 9A9R, E70R, E71DX, E73CQ, E77DX, E77WM, KX7M, YT7KM

80m SSB Nisici, JN94FC, E73M QTH, 1000m ASL
RIG IC-765PRO III + amp
ANT EDZ
OPs: E70A, E73M, E74A, E78A

40m CW Brdo- Nr Sarajevo, JN93FV, E71A QTH, 1289m ASL
RIG: TS-590 + amp
ANT: 2 el wire yagi, 4 SQ, slooper
OPs: E71A, E74IW, E74JE

40m SSB Banja Luka, JN84OS, E74EBL QTH, 164m ASL
RIG K-3 + amp
ANT 4 el yagi @ 25m + horizontal quad @8m
OPs: E70T, E76C

20m CW Skugric. JN94EV, E73W QTH, 139m ASL
RIG TS-950SDX+ amp
ANT 2 x 5el yagi
OPs: E73W, YT5T, YT9A

20m SSB Prijedor, JN84IX, E77DX QTH, 130m ASL
RIG 2 x FT-2000 + amp
ANT 3 x 5 el yagi@ 39/26/13m + 4 el yagi @32m
OPs: 9A1TT, 9A9R, E70R, E71DX, E73CQ, E77DX, E77WM, KX7M, YT7KM

15m CW Nisici, JN94FC, E73M QTH, 1000m ASL
RIG: K-3 + amp
ANT 2 x 5 el yagi + MY6T
OPs: E70A, E73M, E74A, E78A

15m SSB Smetovi, JN84XF, E71EZC QTH, 988m ASL
RIG FT-1000MP + AMP
ANT 5 el yagi @ 15m + X-7 @ 25m
OPs: E73KM, E74NR, E75MC, E75O, E77TK, E77XZ

10m CW Majevica-Lipici,JN94GR, E73W QTH, 734m ASL
RIG FT-990 + Amp
ANT 5el yagi @13m
OPs: E73O, E70ZZ, E72U

10m SSB Cvrsnica-Plocno, JN83SO, E77A QTH, 2228m ASL
RIG FT-2000 + amp
ANT 2 x 5 el.yagi Force 12
OPs: E77A, E77AW, E73AA, E76MB

more info soon on http://www.bhcc.ba/e7hq_2011.php

Thanks for QSOs!
73s de E7HQ Team
 
W1AW/6   Headquarters HP   7,398,6002011-07-14 18:28:51
K6NA (CW team) and W6YI (SSB team) were pleased to host the teams operating with
the famous ARRL HQ callsign in San Diego County. As a highlight in 50-plus years
of contesting experience, it was indeed an honor for us to be selected to
provide the 'ARRL' multiplier to all participants. Thanks go to W1AW Trustee
Dave Sumner, K1ZZ. The K6NA- and W6YI-station descriptions can be found at:
http://conteststations.com.

Thanks to all the participants worldwide for a wonderful experience.

73, Glenn K6NA

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 06g) by K5KA

Callsign: W1AW/6
Contest: IARU-HF
Category: MULTI-OP

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1200 13 54 233 173 0 0 473 473 5.1
1300 0 13 187 321 14 0 535 1008 5.8
1400 0 1 87 248 52 17 405 1413 4.4
1500 0 0 47 217 135 54 453 1866 4.9
1600 0 0 75 183 179 97 534 2400 5.8
1700 0 0 66 178 156 87 487 2887 5.3
1800 0 0 41 152 116 82 391 3278 4.2
1900 0 0 39 144 134 81 398 3676 4.3
2000 0 0 32 118 136 73 359 4035 3.9
2100 0 0 19 107 55 39 220 4255 2.4
2200 0 0 45 151 59 35 290 4545 3.1
2300 0 0 59 186 54 33 332 4877 3.6
0000 0 0 85 199 52 39 375 5252 4.1
0100 0 1 139 228 116 24 508 5760 5.5
0200 0 51 204 192 49 1 497 6257 5.4
0300 14 128 172 134 1 0 449 6706 4.9
0400 23 125 155 118 2 0 423 7129 4.6
0500 17 86 113 78 13 0 307 7436 3.3
0600 36 74 117 100 0 0 327 7763 3.5
0700 31 61 76 75 0 0 243 8006 2.6
0800 20 57 78 132 0 0 287 8293 3.1
0900 16 53 108 79 2 0 258 8551 2.8
1000 4 55 143 95 0 0 297 8848 3.2
1100 8 40 137 35 0 0 220 9068 2.4
------------------------------------------------------
Total 182 799 2457 3643 1325 662 9068

Gross QSO's=9217 Dupes=149 Net QSO's=9068

Unique callsigns worked = 5042

The best 60 minute rate was 599/hour from 1237 to 1336
The best 30 minute rate was 678/hour from 1250 to 1319
The best 10 minute rate was 750/hour from 1301 to 1310

The best 1 minute rates were:
19 QSO's/minute 1 times.
18 QSO's/minute 0 times.
17 QSO's/minute 0 times.
16 QSO's/minute 3 times.
15 QSO's/minute 5 times.
14 QSO's/minute 9 times.
13 QSO's/minute 13 times.
12 QSO's/minute 28 times.
11 QSO's/minute 48 times.
10 QSO's/minute 71 times.
9 QSO's/minute 121 times.
8 QSO's/minute 161 times.
7 QSO's/minute 188 times.
6 QSO's/minute 182 times.
5 QSO's/minute 200 times.
4 QSO's/minute 177 times.
3 QSO's/minute 128 times.
2 QSO's/minute 79 times.
1 QSO's/minute 22 times.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 2
4 2998
5 3220
6 2687
7 76
8 59
9 10
10 16

------------ 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
-------------------------------------------------------------
08 44 259 660 1109 366 88 2526 27.4
06 84 249 651 666 402 322 2374 25.8
07 30 132 338 652 263 172 1587 17.2
45 0 31 386 434 84 14 949 10.3
02 3 13 38 54 28 19 155 1.7
04 2 12 27 66 25 12 144 1.6
59 0 15 46 46 17 0 124 1.3
44 0 0 31 65 2 0 98 1.1
28 0 0 19 58 0 0 77 0.8
61 4 6 14 25 11 9 69 0.7
60 0 11 17 15 14 1 58 0.6
55 0 6 21 15 14 0 56 0.6
29 0 0 1 55 0 0 56 0.6
14 0 6 14 23 7 3 53 0.6
01 3 6 10 22 6 2 49 0.5
03 0 9 10 20 8 2 49 0.5
37 0 1 12 23 10 1 47 0.5
15 1 2 13 16 9 1 42 0.5
09 2 7 11 17 3 0 40 0.4
11 0 4 12 19 4 0 39 0.4
12 2 3 18 9 6 0 38 0.4
54 0 0 11 17 5 0 33 0.4
10 2 3 10 13 4 0 32 0.3
50 0 1 8 10 2 0 21 0.2
34 0 4 9 7 0 0 20 0.2
30 0 0 1 18 0 0 19 0.2
27 1 0 2 13 2 0 18 0.2
64 0 2 3 6 5 0 16 0.2
58 0 0 5 7 1 1 14 0.2
IARU 2 2 2 2 2 2 12 0.1
18 0 0 0 11 0 0 11 0.1
JARL 0 2 2 2 1 2 9 0.1
33 0 0 4 4 1 0 9 0.1
57 0 0 3 5 0 0 8 0.1
RCA 1 2 1 1 1 2 8 0.1
49 0 0 1 7 0 0 8 0.1
63 0 1 1 2 2 2 8 0.1
URE 0 2 2 2 2 0 8 0.1
RCCH 0 0 2 2 2 2 8 0.1
51 0 0 3 3 1 0 7 0.1
REF 0 1 2 1 2 1 7 0.1
NZART 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.1
RCU 0 1 0 2 2 1 6 0.1
62 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 0.1
R2 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 0.1
CRSA 0 0 2 2 1 0 5 0.1
R1 1 1 2 1 0 0 5 0.1
39 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 0.1
36 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.1
PARA 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0.0
WIA 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
HRS 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.0
ARI 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.0
13 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.0
43 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.0
RSGB 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
LCRA 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
CARS 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
ZRS 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
CRC 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
PZK 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
DARC 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
MRASZ 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
SRAL 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.0
BA 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
05 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.0
31 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
32 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.0
MARTS 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
53 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
CTARL 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
BFRA 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
RL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
SRS 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
USKA 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
UARL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
48 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
LABRE 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
IARC 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
OVSV 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
SRR 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
56 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
SSA 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
47 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
NARL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
AC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RAST 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
R3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CRAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FRR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
UBA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
NRRL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
LRMD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RAAG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
EDR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
46 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
IRTS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
20 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
23 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
21 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RCD 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
LRAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RCH 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
RCV 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
19 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
16 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 182 799 2457 3643 1325 662 9068

Multi-band QSO's
----------------
1 bands 3256
2 bands 887
3 bands 466
4 bands 256
5 bands 122
6 bands 55

Special thanks go to the many stations who QSYed upon request to work us on
other bands. The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

K6AAX N4OGW N7VM KH7X NU1AW/5 W6QU
K9NW W7WA W6YA K6RBS K3CR K7SCX
K8AZ NK7U N7ZG NN6CH W0SD K7RL
N2IC W2GD K0BJ N6TW W0ETT K0RF
KE0UI NX5M N8BJQ W0UVC N6AA KQ6ES
N5DX K5TR WA6FGV W2YC K9YC K6RR
W7IJ W5WMU NG7Z KL7RA N6TR VE3DZ
VE7TG VE7CT W1NN K2RD K4AB W4AN
K3FIV K9SD VE3EJ W6KY K7KU K6ST
N6XT

The following stations were worked on 6 bands, both modes:

KH7X, KL7RA, N7VM, NK7U, NN6CH, NU1AW/5, W6YA, WA6FGV

----- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O ' s -----
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 16 116 871 1837 244 172
 
S53MM   SO Mixed LP   1,303,7642011-07-15 01:52:41
Unfortuantely had to take almost 2 hrs break on Sunday morning due to heavy
sleepnes. Otherwise satisfied with the score, but not with the operator.
Running low power kept temperature in the room on normal level in this hot
summer time.

Matija/S53MM
 
N2WQ/VE3   SO CW HP   685,4402011-07-15 08:03:09
Not having any 160m and 80m antennas certainly impacts the score. Also, need a
new amp as my old Ten Tec kept on shutting down due to over-heating. So, plenty
of things to improve for next year.

Rudy N2WQ
 
9A7P(9A3CDW)   SO SSB LP   139,1042011-07-15 12:30:26
TS2000, 2 el. Quad 20/15/10m dipoles 40/80m

73,
Dominik, 9A3CDW
 
AB1J(@K9WJU)   SO CW LP   241,5152011-07-15 13:18:42
"Back home again in Indiana." That's me. I went back to my home town
to celebrate my brother's and my birthdays, visit my father and my 1950s
high school buddy, Sandy, W9JOE, who set me up to operate the IARU contest
at the Goshen ARC station.

There was an interesting thread running on the CQ-Contest reflector about
the ARRL DX Contest and geographic and propagation path inequities and what
to do about them. I thought that by transplanting myself 850 miles west
I might have something to add from my IARU experience. But it turns out
that a beam on a 100 foot tower in Indiana trumps attic dipoles in
Massashusetts any old day. I know we in the Northeast sweet spot have
longer openings to Europe and the Mediterranean rim, but for me at home
this often means I just get to SWL for a couple of hours while the big
NE guns work EUs through their own continental QRM. So I have no
fuel to throw on the fire. Anyway the thread has frayed away
and the ball is in the ARRL's court to rejuvenate a ho-hum contest.

Please QSL via LoTW and eQSL(AG). I want to get a Indiana WAS with the
former and I use the latter for many CQ and DARC awards. I am an
enthusiastic supporter of both electronic QSL services in spite of their
limitations.

Direct and bureau QSLs are fine too. I reply 100%.

Thanks for the QSOs.

73,
Kermit, AB1J
 
SN3R(@SP3KEY)   M/S HP   3,416,1122011-07-15 13:43:59
Before log check.
 
F6KRK   M/S LP   222,4202011-07-15 15:01:00
First international contest for us!
Thanks for QSOs

73's
F6KRK Team
 
YO5OED   SO SSB HP   94,9622011-07-15 23:39:36
RIG: FT847,
ANT: Delat Loop, GP,

'73 Feri YO5OAG
 
TF4X(VE2XAA)   SO CW HP   769,4402011-07-16 05:23:11
 
WA7LNW   SO Mixed LP   79,7042011-07-16 10:14:29
Station: K-3 @ 100 watts, 23 ft. fiberglass homebrew vertical, LDG, AT-200 Pro
ATU.

Fun event!

73's de Jack, WA7LNW
Southwestern Utah, near Zion National Park
 
EF8HQ   Headquarters HP   32,520,1872011-07-17 09:46:40
Many thanks to everyone who called us.

PSE FAIR PLAY IN CONTESTING!!!

VY 73!
 
LXØHQ   Headquarters HP   12,268,6242011-07-19 04:10:12
This is our claimed score.
We operated from 3 different QTHs:

LXØRL Eisenborn (Club Station of RL) and
LX7I Eschdorf (Luxembourg DX and Contest Club LX9DX)
LX1TI Bascharage

10M SSB/CW (LX7I) : 5/5/5, 6el, 3el
15M SSB (LX1TI) : DLP11
15M CW (LX7I): 5el,4el,3el
20M SSB (LX7I):5el,4el,3el
20M CW (LX0RL): 3el
40M SSB (LX7I): 4el, 2el, 2el
40M CW (LX0RL) : GP, DP
80M SSB (LX0RL) : DP
80M CW (LX7I) : 2el, 4-Square, DP
160M CW/SSB (LX7I): DP

OPS: DL3BPC PA3BWK DL5KUT DC3RJ LX1KQ LX1DUC LX1AM LX1TI LX2A DJ7JC DL8LR DK9LB
DJ4MH DK5ON DF3VM DL7CS DF4PD DF9TS DK3QZ DJ8OG DJ8VH.

With this setup we will never be able to compete with other HQ-stations but we
did our best.

Thanks for calling us.

73s de Philippe LX2A / LX7I / LX0HQ
 
DAØHQ   Headquarters HP   21,401,5002011-07-19 13:32:39
ops and pics at www.da0hq.de
 
9A5W   SO CW HP   1,181,8242011-07-20 11:45:04
Having family obligations I started in late evening local time and participated
during second half of the contest.
Having no choice to put my report in right class I put it as SO CW HP.
 
IR8C(IZ8TDP)   SO SSB HP   905,2802011-07-20 13:16:19
TEST new station from contest 10/15/20/40
 
KA1ARB   M/S HP   935,9462011-07-20 15:12:59
This one felt tough for the first several hours, conditions were terrible at the
start. Equipment problems left us without our tribander for a while and without
a rotator until late afternoon. But, I don’t think it would have helped much!
Our score is down a bit from last year, with 200+ fewer Q’s and 2 fewer
mults. But, we picked off 13 more HQ stations, ending up with a score down
only a few percent.

It wasn’t until the end of the afternoon that 20 meters started to really
open up for us. We did get manage to work a few EU and Russia on 15, but if
there was an opening on 10 we missed it. Twenty was the happy band, staying
open to somewhere for almost the entire contest. We got so excited that 20 was
finally alive that we forgot about 40 until the EU sunrise. Considering that,
we did well on 40, and our biggest improvement from last year was on 80m. We
even got a brief 80m run going during late EU sunrise.

Lee, WB1ADR, is the CW stud at “Team KA1ARB” and he earned his keep this
weekend with some terrific runs. He plowed through the tough condx and
equipment breakdowns. K4QPL shared some nice words about KA1ARB, but he was
really talking about Lee, WB1ADR. Once 20m opened up Lee really started to
run, with a peak rate (on SSB) over 300. Rob, KA1ARB, came close with some
nice runs as well on SSB, and he was the mult digger on the low bands.

Strategy wise, we blew it by moving to 40 meters (and 80/160) far too late.
Then, when things got slow, we tried to get something going on 20 meters too
early on Sunday morning. With only a tribander, we could have had much better
success continuing to try to run on 40 and S&P on 40/80 much later into the
morning. 20 did finally open up in the last hour of the contest, but by then
it was too late.

My CW skills are progressing, where I can run fairly solidly at 20-22 WPM. I
found, however, that I attracted much more attention when I was CQ’ing at 28
WPM. So in the final couple of hours, when Lee was sleeping and I was getting
desperate for rate, I plunged and plundered into high-speed telegraphy (for me)
and did my best. It wasn’t pretty, especially with my sleep deprivation. But
it did increase our score.

I used this contest to spur on the repairs to my station after a disasterous
Fall of 2010, and I got almost everything working (only two wires up for 40m
beam). Unfortunately, I got it all done 8 hours after the contest started! A
morning tower climb fixed an intermittent coax pigtail to the tribander, and
hours of head scratching finally found a contaminated wire along the rotator
control line. Once all that was done, re-hanging the 80m wire vertical went
rather quickly. Ouch!

73,
Rob, KA1ARB
 
YU8HQ   Headquarters HP   15,960,0002011-07-21 13:54:35
OPERATORS:
160 CW YT5Z YU7CM YU7KC YT3DX YT7BB
160 PH YT7KF YT7ALE
80 CW YT4T YU1RA YU0U YT1WA
80 PH YU7AV Z36W YU7JX
40 CW YU7GO YU7GM YU7DW YU7GW YU5RA YU7BJ YU7VD YT7WA YU7NW YU7CP YT7BA ZOLI 40
PH YU1XX YT2WW YU1XDX YU1FW YT1WW
20 CW YU2A YT2T YT2B YU8NU YT2EA YU2EA
20 PH YU1DW YU8A YU0W
15 CW YU1KX YT1AA YT2AA
15 PH YU7EE YT9T YT7MFJ YU7SK YT7EI
10 CW YU1AU YT1LD 
10 PH YT7DQ YU7ZZ YT7EE YT7ADO
 
EB3CW   M/S HP   201,6632011-07-22 09:25:27
Just for fun. Only 8 hour operation. I Tried to make some new DXCCs in 10,40 and
80 meters.
 
OZ1HQ   Headquarters HP   9,432,6952011-07-22 12:25:01
The conditions on the high bands were awful. We were 42% down in QSOs on 20M and
17% down on 15M compared to 2010. In total we worked 13% less QSO’s than last
year and of cause also created less points.

We have created a photo album with pictures from some of the HQ-contests from
Denmark. You can find the album at
https://picasaweb.google.com/113209280238266747937

Thanks to the team behind OZ1HQ and CU next year.
 
IOØHQ   Headquarters HP   19,995,8342011-07-23 07:31:07
It has been a very long and difficult merge after we ended with 12
different logs! Despite RFI, power failure, network failure, I hope
this is something very close to the reality.
Thanks to all the operators who made another great performance
among all the difficulties, propagation included.
Thanks to all the stations who called us.
See you next year.

Bob, I2WIJ
A.R.I. HF Contest Manager, on behalf of the IOxHQ Team.
IO1HQ, IO4HQ, IO5HQ, IO8HQ, IO9HQ
 
ZA/HA5X(HA5XA)   SO Mixed HP   433,3802011-07-24 13:48:06
It was fun operating the contest from Albania where I was on family holiday.
The simple and poor antenna I only put on the roof a few hours before the
contest in great hurry, and the relatively low power (100-300W) allowed only
this much. Using a callsign with a slash (ZA/HA5X) made it pretty difficult to
make myself understood through the QRM. Besides, I have to admit, I also slept
for a few hours :) What made me especially happy was to know that some local ZA
HAM friends were also active in the contest. Congratulations to Fatos, ZA1G,
who visited me just a day before the contest for some Win-Test training, and
used computer logging with success for the first time. Very well, done, Fatos!
 
N3CZ   SO CW QRP   12,2462011-07-24 16:51:13
Enjoyed every QSO using my just completed, home designed and built 5W radio.
First time QRP entry in the IARU contest and also a very limited time
operation.

Hope to try multi-band QRP operation next year. QRP is hard work and it took
long calls at times, but definitely more fun as you enjoy every single contact.


Some of the stations worked that were more challenging to get through include:
VY2ZM, OH0R, 5B/RN3QO, LY0HQ, MJ0CFW, ZF1A, P33W, ZC4LI, EU1FC, TA2ZF, UA2FL,
YR9F, SV1JG and FP/VA2WA. Thanks for your patience guys, really appreciate the
effort.


73,
Vlado
N3CZ (ZS6MG)
 
PA5KT(@PI4Z)   SO CW HP   247,0652011-07-26 10:03:15
We had a lightning hit couple of weeks before the contest.
Almost everything has something broken. Worse was the antenne points direction
25 degrees which was nice for working scandinavian stations but not so nice for
stations from other locations. Our tower climber is on vacation, if he is back
we can start checking the damage up the tower.
So not a serious effort.
 
VP5CW(W5CW)   SO CW HP   1,566,7032011-07-28 12:29:16
Still one of the greatest contests of all ! Thanks for all the Q's.
 
ZV13HQ(@PT2CM)   Headquarters HP   1,593,6482011-07-28 16:49:51
Tks All Stations Contact Us, C U next Contest
 
3V8SS(KF5EYY)   SO Mixed LP   763,8482011-07-31 03:14:11
73 de Ash 3V8SS/KF5EYY
http://www.qsl.net/3v4-002/
 
LR5F   Headquarters HP   10,474,1102011-07-31 22:44:47
 
RL3A(RL3FT)   SO Mixed HP   2,622,2122011-08-02 00:44:28
Thanks to All for this greate contest!

IARU is my second serious contest in SOAB with SO2R. So i louse too much
mults...

CU all in EU HF and WAE!

73's Yury RL3FT(RL3A Team)

RL3A
By band - All modes
QSOs (without dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | Total
|
| | | | | | | |
|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 12 | | | | 52 | 84 | | 136
|
| 13 | | | | 90 | 24 | | 114
|
| 14 | | | | 151 | 2 | | 153
|
| 15 | | | | 113 | 13 | | 126
|
| 16 | | | | 124 | 2 | | 126
|
| 17 | | | 22 | 131 | | | 153
|
| 18 | | 2 | 73 | 93 | | | 168
|
| 19 | | 53 | | 116 | | | 169
|
| 20 | | 30 | 30 | 77 | | | 137
|
| 21 | 36 | 26 | 49 | 24 | | | 135
|
| 22 | | 44 | 38 | 47 | | | 129
|
| 23 | | 44 | 88 | | | | 132
|
| 00 | | 34 | 75 | 1 | | | 110
|
| 01 | | 6 | 58 | 10 | 2 | | 76
|
| 02 | | | 2 | 22 | 12 | | 36
|
| 03 | | | | 92 | 4 | 1 | 97
|
| 04 | | | | 107 | 11 | | 118
|
| 05 | | | | 74 | 42 | | 116
|
| 06 | | | | 10 | 62 | 60 | 132
|
| 07 | | | | | 56 | 66 | 122
|
| 08 | | | | | 115 | 6 | 121
|
| 09 | | | | 19 | 133 | | 152
|
| 10 | | | | 190 | | | 190
|
| 11 | | | | 43 | 12 | 7 | 61
|

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| | 36 | 239 | 435 | 1586 | 574 | 140 | 3010
|

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YB1AR   SO Mixed HP   248,7782011-08-03 03:32:11
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: SD by EI5DI
X-VERSION: SD VV15.46 : SDCHECK V15.46 : Template QIARUHF.TPL
LOCATION: DX
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CALLSIGN: YB1AR
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH MIXED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 248778
NAME: YANA KORYANA
ADDRESS: JL. PENCAK SILAT NO. 14
ADDRESS: BANDUNG - 40293
OPERATORS: YB1AR
EMAIL: yb1ar@hotmail.com
X-RADIOS: TS 950 SDX
X-ANTENNAS: 10M 2 el ; 15M & 20M 6 el ; 40M 4 el
SOAPBOX: i usualy used SD in most of all logging contest
SOAPBOX: no HQ from yb land follow the contest
X-SUMMARY:
X-SUMMARY: 160m 80m 40m 20m 15m 10m Total
X-SUMMARY:
X-SUMMARY: Valid QSOs: 0 0 62 195 97 68 422
X-SUMMARY: Mults: 0 0 44 48 37 24 153
X-SUMMARY:
X-SUMMARY: CW QSOs: 0 0 4 9 19 13 45
X-SUMMARY: SSB QSOs: 0 0 58 186 78 55 377
X-SUMMARY:
X-SUMMARY: CW Mults: 0 0 3 3 10 1 17
X-SUMMARY: SSB Mults: 0 0 38 44 26 22 130
X-SUMMARY:
X-SUMMARY: CW Points: 0 0 10 35 53 41 139
X-SUMMARY: SSB Points: 0 0 188 815 287 200 1487
 
LYØHQ   Headquarters HP   8,419,3562011-08-03 09:27:06
Operators : LY2IJ, LY1G, LY5O, LY2MM, LY4Q, LY5Y, LY1PM, LY8O, LY2XW,
LY2AE, LY2J, LY2BAW, LY2VA

Thanks to everyone for the nice weekend!

73, Remi LY8O
LY0HQ Team Leader and QSL manager
 
OE1A(TEAM)   Headquarters HP   12,675,0142011-08-03 13:13:48
RPT: 59/9 OVSV




160m SSB OE1A OE4PWW,OE8SPW,OE1HFC

160m CW OE1A OE5FIN,OE5NNN

80m SSB OE1A OE2GEN

80m CW OE1A OE3DSA,OM3ED,OE3KAB

40m SSB OE1A OE9HLH,OE9GHV,OE9HGV,OE9MCV,OE9WLJ,OE9ICI,OE9MHV

40m CW OE1A OE5OHO,OE3GEA

20m SSB OE1A OE6MBG,OE6HZG

20m CW OE1A OE2VEL,JH4RHF,OE4RLC

15m SSB OE1A OE4MXB,OE4JHW

15m CW OE1A OE8SKQ,OE1TKW

10m SSB OE1A OE3REC,OE8KDK,OE1JLU

10m CW OE1A OE2M:OE2WPO,OE2WNL,OE2CAL




QSL-Mgr: OE3KAB

Thanks for the contacts - hope to meet you again!

73 Oliver OE5OHO
 
S5ØHQ   Headquarters HP   17,533,8002011-08-07 12:22:46
Contest : IARU HF World Championships
Callsign : S50HQ
Mode : MIXED
Category : Multi Operator - Multi Transmitter (MM)
Overlay : Headquarters
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : ZRS
Operating time : 24h00

BAND SSB CW ITU HQ POINTS AVG
----------------------------------------
160 296 345 11 28 1053 1.64
80 848 732 22 36 2972 1.88
40 1975 1998 44 50 10517 2.65
20 2567 1916 52 61 15613 3.48
15 629 969 43 48 5080 3.18
10 428 657 29 35 2965 2.73
----------------------------------------
TOTAL 6743 6617 201 258 38200 2.86
========================================
TOTAL SCORE : 17 533 800

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators : S50K, S50R, S50XX, S51D, S51DX, S51FB, S51IV,
S51Z, S51ZO, S52AW, S52EZ, S52X, S52ZW, S53F, S53O, S54O, S54W,
S55HH, S55O, S55Z, S56P, S57C, S57DX, S57LN, S57M, S57S, S57UN,
S57Z, S58A, S59KW, S59MA, YT4RA, YT7AW

S50HQ - Continents
All bands - All modes
QSOs (with dupes)

! EU ! NA ! SA ! AF ! AS ! OC !
-------------------------------------------------------
! 70.0% ! 17.6% ! 2.2% ! 0.7% ! 8.6% ! 1.0% !
-------------------------------------------------------

S50HQ
All bands - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

! Hr ! !
-----------------
! 12 ! 935 !
! 13 ! 712 !
! 14 ! 665 !
! 15 ! 620 !
! 16 ! 623 !
! 17 ! 623 !
! 18 ! 741 !
! 19 ! 789 !
! 20 ! 750 !
! 21 ! 751 !
! 22 ! 670 !
! 23 ! 510 !
! 00 ! 416 !
! 01 ! 410 !
! 02 ! 367 !
! 03 ! 353 !
! 04 ! 361 !
! 05 ! 399 !
! 06 ! 488 !
! 07 ! 548 !
! 08 ! 571 !
! 09 ! 527 !
! 10 ! 314 !
! 11 ! 483 !
-----------------
! ! 13626 !

S50HQ QSL requests received via the bureau will receive a
return card via the QSL bureau by Miloš, S54G. If you wish
to exchange QSL card direct please use S54G's snail address.
Cards with insufficient postage or no return envelope will
be returned via the QSL bureau. S50HQ log is also uploaded
on Logbook of The World - LoTW. Feel free to match your log
for digital certification.

S50HQ 2011 log merging done by Dan, S50U
http://s50u.s50e.si
 
W6YX(N7MH)   SO CW HP   74,4642011-08-08 17:10:55
I got on for the last 3+ hours of IARU for some SO2R practice. Mostly NA and
Asia was worked. Only EU stations worked were a few HQ stations on 20, no EU
zones. It took several calls to make most S&P contacts so the rate was much
higher by dual-CQing.

-Mike, N7MH
 
VE5KS   SO SSB LP   3,7442011-08-09 13:06:12
First contest in 21 years
 
SP1FRC   SO SSB LP   16,1042011-08-15 04:06:35
120 qso=244 points
244*66=16104 points