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WØPAN   SO SSB LP   6,9312013-07-13 18:56:34
QSB on 15 made it rough at times. Good to work a few on 10 meters.
 
WØGXA   SO CW LP   1,6792013-07-13 19:34:38
Mushy bands and nice weather limited my participation. Always a fun time
though.
 
NF8J   SO Mixed LP   35,2242013-07-13 21:51:39
K3, P3, TH11DX, NIMM. Very spastic condx, very localized prop to EU, worked DL,
I, SP, SV, but no UK, LA, SM. Had qso with JA, VK, ZL, but no Asiatic Russia,
or EU Russia. Fun contest, love the format, and N1MM populates the exchange and
only have to make zone corrections occasionally,and of course the HQ stations.
 
K6LRN   SO CW HP   204,1832013-07-13 23:27:11
Thanks for the Qs!
 
K4WW   SO CW HP   26,1082013-07-14 03:00:52
Propagation here made this seem like NAQP, with a different exchange.
 
VK3TDX   SO Mixed HP   917,7002013-07-14 03:07:14
Excellent world wide turnout with fairly good condx. Sadly ten meters was
barely open here but 15 was good with some surprising long path openings, 20
was excellent day and night, 40 was reasonable. 80 is always difficult from VK
and 160 is NIL here.

Many good ops running this weekend and a good time was had at this QTH.
Thank you to all for many good QSO's.
73 Steve VK3TDX
 
W4HRC   SO SSB LP   38,8002013-07-14 03:40:47
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's ARRL IARU HF Contest Log 3.2
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CALLSIGN: W4HRC
LOCATION: TN
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: MIXED
CLUB: Tennessee Contest Group
CLAIMED-SCORE: 38800
OPERATORS: W4HRC
NAME: Reed
ADDRESS:
EMAIL: w4hrc@comcast.net
END-OF-LOG:
 
N8XX   SO CW QRP   8,8502013-07-14 04:26:52
Conditions marginal. Tnx all who pulled my pipsquoke signal through the mud.
Had very hard time working any of the 2014 WRTC test stations - they were very
weak here, though other W1's were fair to middlin'. Mebbe they didn't use
cloud warmer antennae for 40 & 80? :)
 
VK6WX   SO Mixed LP   3,8942013-07-14 04:41:04
Part time effort this time due to a poor antennas and failed amp.
Yaesu FT-920, 20m delta loop at 3m (base) and multiband dipole at 5m.
Hope to do better next year.
 
KG9Z   SO CW LP   9452013-07-14 04:43:59
Out most of the weekend. (Finally 2 days in a row without rain!) Too bad no
single band category but activity seemed good. Ran FT-1000 and 80M dipole at
40ft. (100 watts)
 
W4BQF   SO CW HP   217,4642013-07-14 04:48:48
Storms limited some hours, but pretty good band conditions. QRN on 40m & 80m
made for tough going. Conditions on other bands were pretty good.
Thanks for the Q's and 73,

Tom - W4BQF
 
AB3IC   SO Mixed LP   43,9242013-07-14 04:51:39
As always, the goal for me was to improve on my previous best score (31,640)
Looks like I succeeded, but next years gonna be tough...

I was thrilled to work W1AW/4 and NU1AW/3 on multiple bands.

Rig: Kenwood TS-590
Antenna: GAP Challenger (40 - 10 Meters), Dog-Legged Inverted Vee for 80M (apex
at about 40 feet).
Logging S/W: WriteLog V11.11C (April, 2013)
 
NWØM   SO Mixed LP   212,9122013-07-14 04:52:43
10M was open but not much activity. 15M was good but my usual S9 line noise.
95% S&P with a few brief runs.

W1AW/4 and NU1AW/3 were on all bands with very strong signals. Not sure how
many times I put them in the bandmap... ;-)

73, Mitch
NW0M
(formerly WD0ECO)

K3 100 watts, tribander and dipole, N1MM.
 
W6NF/VE4   SO CW QRP   4102013-07-14 05:00:02
Temporary apartment location with K3 and Slinky dipole on the third floor
balcony. Surprised I worked anyone at all!
 
VA3PC   SO SSB LP   16,9402013-07-14 05:06:32
Had a few hours to play on Saturday, hard to break the pileups with low power.
Fun anyway..
 
K1TN   SO CW HP   142,5962013-07-14 05:07:26
My old reliable NA software does not parse multipliers between zones and HQs. I
did work 30 HQ stations on various bands, and an R2 station. I count 15 or 16
WRTC warmup stations worked, too, a lot more than last year. All were equally
weak here. This isn't much of a DX contest from up here in the woods; I'd guess
about 80 per cent of my Qs were VE/W.

400 watts, doublet at 30 feet AGL.

JC K1TN
 
K6AW(@N6RO)   SO CW HP   954,0182013-07-14 05:07:30
Thanks to Ken for use of the station.
 
YT2AAA   M/S LP   242,9912013-07-14 05:09:32
IC-745 + wire GP
 
KU8E   SO CW LP   361,9202013-07-14 05:09:50
DX conditions weren't very good but had some nice e-skip on the higher bands.
Had to take off some time for thunderstorms and for a short dinner on Saturday
night. Set a goal to get 1000 QSO's and made it.

Station - IC756PRO2 - 100 watts and various wires.

Jeff KU8E
 
KD7MSC   SO Mixed HP   60,9022013-07-14 05:12:38
Other commitments kept me from the radio but I still had a good time. I still
need to work on my low band antennas.
 
K1IMI(N4CW)   SO CW QRP   240,7082013-07-14 05:13:27
Operating QRP contest...feels so good when it's over! Thanks to the MANY that
persisted in getting my call correct, that's good for both of us! 73
 
WA6URY   SO CW HP   63,6842013-07-14 05:15:59
Tnx for the Qs! 73, Dan - Remote in Tokyo
 
K4AB   SO Mixed HP   1,010,6002013-07-14 05:16:14
Local line noise really kills me on 15 and 10, however a poor effort
on the operator's behalf. Stayed on 20 way too long instead of hitting
the low bands and the mults really suffered.

Thanks to all the VK's and ZL's. They really came out in force!

73,
Larry K4AB
 
W4PM   SO CW HP   131,0472013-07-14 05:18:21
RIG: Omni VII, ALS-600 500W
Ant: Center Fed Zepp up 50 ft
Thanks for the Q's.

73,
Puck
 
PY2ABN   SO Mixed LP   3,7202013-07-14 05:19:12
Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ
7 LSB 4 6 2 2
21 CW 11 27 4 7
21 USB 2 6 0 0
28 CW 19 63 3 8
28 USB 6 18 3 2
Total Both 42 120 12 19
Score: 3.720
 
WØSD   M/S HP   1,102,3352013-07-14 05:19:37
Thanks to Ed and Edith for letting us invade their home and do this fun contest
from a GREAT station!.. Conditions in general were good, although at times a
lot of QSB and some Au conditions, so slightly disturbed. We were hoping for
better 10m, but just didn't happen. Really fun on 20m, almost 1000 Q's on that
band..

Thanks for all the Q's and mults and the good times, 73 Todd WD0T
 
VE9AA   SO Mixed HP   200,2082013-07-14 05:19:45
IC7410, n1mm, mangled wire mess

73 de Mike VE9AA
 
DD8SM   SO SSB HP   129,0002013-07-14 05:20:18
My first contest since I got my Puppy dog(Nikki). Had it always leave the shack
to go gassi (Pee Pee).

Thanks for the contacts.

David
 
N4UU   SO CW HP   634,4102013-07-14 05:21:59
Shut down 3.5 hours for FL thunder storms.
 
P33W   M/S HP   9,204,5542013-07-14 05:22:50
Congrats to P3N guys. Looks they were better.
TX/RX switching system major problems didn't let us do better.
 
K2QO   SO CW LP   64,2202013-07-14 05:23:16
Good band condx and solid participation kept the contest interesting despite a
decidedly part time effort. It was nice working VK/ZL on 40M long after my
sunrise.

73,
Mark K2QO
FN03ra
 
K9GY   SO CW LP   42,3282013-07-14 05:23:51
Nice NAQP (or sweepstakes)...oops it was IARU! Wow if this is the top (or near)
of the cycle then I'd hate to see the bottom, hah! Come on Mother Nature! Was
good to finally work some real DX in the second half of the contest.

FT-857D with Cushcraft R-8 vertical (base @ 11 feet) and WriteLog

Best of health to all,
Eric
 
W4SVO   SO SSB HP   1,051,7432013-07-14 05:30:16
Condx were not great. 15 never really open to Europe. 20 was very flat Saturday
until late in the day. Storms at time were very noisy. I had to shut down
twice, because of lightning. Anyway still had fun. Mark W4SVO
 
PY2XAT   SO SSB HP   234,6242013-07-14 05:33:05
RADIO - FT-1000MP
antena YAGI - 4 ELEMENT MONOBAND
AMPLIF. 1KW
 
KT8K   SO Mixed QRP   56,4802013-07-14 05:38:05
Thanks to all for pulling my peanut whistle signal out of the noise. At the
beginning I was as excited as a kid walking into his birthday party, but
fatigue and pain toned that down eventually. Still, conditions were pretty
good and I had a great time. Just wish I could stand to put in more BIC (Butt
In Chair) time.

At first I thought the sun was being unkind again, as propagation wasn't all
that great here, but I was able to find places where I could be heard a very
long way away even when signals were faint - the miracle of HF radio! This is
a great contest because the lower participation than in the biggies (CQWW DX,
WPX, ARRL DX, etc.) leaves more room to operate on the most popular bands, and
with my tiny signal I NEED that. Couldn't get a run going anywhere this time -
maybe it was just the condx - but it was big fun all the same.

Antennas: 20/40/80 inv. vee at ~45 feet
tribander driven element suspended vertically at 50 feet
~500 foot horizontal loop (sagging badly) w. autotuner
K9AY loop for rx (but I can hear everybody that can hear me without it ;-)

Still don't have that big tower <sob>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNWZjzrzgwA
but I've got a new multiband trap vertical I hope to get up in the air. With
my luck it still won't beat the big inverted vee, but I can try ...
More importantly, my wife says I need to buy an expensive chair (like a Herman
Miller or Steelcase or something) and I have no doubt that could restore some
of my ability to stay in the chair - the most critical factor in putting up a
good score! Watch out! I'm not done yet. Contesting is a blast, and I hope
to C U all in the next big one. - Tim, KT8K
 
K6KR   M/S HP   27,7122013-07-14 05:38:42
Used VE7CC packet cluster
 
W3YY   SO CW HP   74,4082013-07-14 05:39:07
Spent a few hours trying out my new FTdx5000. It performed great.
 
4U1GSC(E73A/9A3A)   SO CW HP   1,468,4802013-07-14 05:40:58
Relocated 4U1GSC shack with great help of Paolo, IK7UXW and Massimo. Tuned 80m
Inv L 30 minutes before start. with the sun right above me. No time to organize
shack, so started with a broken RX on R1 and after 10 hours changed from SO2R to
SO1R. One hour break due to troubleshooting inside the shack, but managed to
stay awake and finish contest with over 2,000 QSOs. Fun as always, despite
problems and modest antennas, I wish I had SO2R full time for a few extra mults
and DX QSO points.

Good to meet old and new friends, thanks to all for calling 4U1GSC.
73 Ivo, I7/9A3A, E73A
 
KO7X   SO Mixed HP   181,1162013-07-14 05:42:24
Not bad considering the lousy conditions. Had to shut down twice because of
local thunderstorm activity. All single element antennas - wires and verticals.
 
N7RVD   SO Mixed HP   91,2122013-07-14 05:44:04
Ruff copy OM. Conditions were not good. I had to pull most folks out of the
noise. Other than the participation level, it felt like a QRP NA QSO party. A
few good hours were worth it --- lots of fun. CUAGN es 73.
 
K9CR(K9CT)   SO CW HP   1,071,1102013-07-14 05:47:58
Not as good as 2012...160 qsos less but more mults. Despite conditions, I
enjoyed the runs and made the best of it. It was a good opportunity to try some
antennas and compare.

The skew path to JA/BY/HL and DU was interesting...it was very hard to copy
stations. Lots of echo plus storm QRN.
 
AC2FA   SO CW LP   25,5302013-07-14 05:50:08
K2 @ 100watts. Great condx for this year.

73,
Bob
AC2FA
 
K9CT   SO CW HP   1,071,1102013-07-14 05:51:53
Not as good as 2012...160 qsos less but more mults. Despite conditions, I
enjoyed the runs and made the best of it. It was a good opportunity to try
some
antennas and compare.

The skew path to JA/BY/HL and DU was interesting...it was very hard to copy
stations. Lots of echo plus storm QRN.
 
K4TD   M/S HP   153,0802013-07-14 05:52:59
First, thanks for all the Q's. A very limited "CW Only" effort on my
part, but I had a lot of fun. Had the "Last 10" rate up over 450
Q's/hour on two or three occasions. That was fun! ;-)

73,

Rick
 
W2UP   SO CW LP   235,1702013-07-14 05:54:04
Operated remotely from my Denver-area condo using W0DLE's fine station 70 miles
to my SW in the mountains. Ran a TS480 powered by wind and solar - not much
solar this time as there were thunderstorms in the area most of Saturday
afternoon and evening. The low bands were painfully noisy, so I quit early
Sat. night and woke up to operate the final hour.

Bands were so-so. 20 was interesting in that the TH7 at 45 ft was
significantly better than the 5/5 to EU. Very few JAs on for this contest.

Barry W2UP
 
KR4F   SO CW LP   201,7822013-07-14 05:54:19
Part time. High power would have been more fun, but the shack was already
plenty warm!

73
Johnny, KR4F
 
NØTA   M/S HP   55,1762013-07-14 05:57:51
K3, Doublet & Vertical, N1MM
 
K3WW   SO Mixed HP   1,257,7962013-07-14 05:58:34
Breaking in a new keyboard, the AnyKey Gateway 2000's are very old, no longer
have my favorite built in custom layout. Gaming keyboard gives me many options
but I don't have my fingers trained yet, sorry for the odd replies at times.
73 Chas K3WW
 
W1NN   SO CW LP   341,2142013-07-14 06:00:51
This was my first contest from home since SS CW last year. I wasn't expecting
to operate at all but a last minute change in my schedule brought me home from
a business trip to the West Coast on Thursday night. The station was a mess
and most of my antennas were still put away. I had just Friday to get ready.
It was not enough to get things back to normal but I did the best I could.
Sometimes for this contest I am able to put up a small tribander for the high
bands fixed on Europe but I had no time for that this time, so all antennas
were wire dipoles. I could only get the 20 dipole up to 40 feet but it seemed
to work pretty well.

While summer static was fortunately very minimal, conditions were overall
pretty disappointing, especially 10 and 15. Very little EU on 15 and of course
absolutely none on 10. 20 never seemed to open completely and most of my EU
QSOs were with kilowatt stations who have good antennas. Short skip made for
pretty good QSO totals but a large percentage of my contacts were one-pointers.


I had to take a couple of work-related phone calls Saturday evening, missing
two important hours. So I decided to get some sleep when things slowed down at
2 AM local instead of staying in the chair like I usually do.

The WRTC test stations did a great job and most seemed to be of equal signal
strength here in Ohio. Nice job by the organizers!

Lots of fun and looking forward to next year's IARU.

73, Hal W1NN
Medina, Ohio
 
HH5/KCØW   SO Mixed LP   12013-07-14 06:02:44
I knew I was in for an epic challenge by using the HH5 callsign on CW. But hey,
we are dealing with some of the best contesters in the world. If a SS5 prefix
can be copyed at 40 WPM then a HH5 prefix should present no problems to the
masses, right?

I was about to find out differently.


1. I reduced my keyer speed to 26 WPM to make the HH5 prefix "easier"
for everyone to copy.

2. I only replied to those who were calling CQ at 32+ WPM.

3. I only replied to those calling CQ's who were S9 or better.


Let the games begin:


The overwhelming, vast majority of participants had a VERY tough time with the
HH5 prefix while it was being sent at 26 WPM. I would then reduce the keyer
speed down until accurate copy was made. The lowest I had to go was 16 WPM.
This was for a VRRY well known CW contester who was copying everyone else's
call signs at 36+ WPM. The average speed I had to QRS down to was 22 WPM.

Usually one of two things would happen when I would get the usual (and fully
expected) "?" after I sent HH5/KC0W:


1. I would keep reducing my speed & try attempt after attempt until good
copy was made.

2. The other guy got extremely frustrated after 8+ attempts trying to copy the
HH5 prefix (at a very reduced speeds by this point) and just start calling
CQ........There were several others who mysteriously gave up altogether &
remained silent as if stewing in their own embarrassment trying to copy me at
18 WPM. I can't reemphasize it enough........These were all GREAT CW
contesters.


Lessons learned:


1. Don't ever, ever use a HH5 prefix in CW contests.

2. Ignore rule #1 if you have being spotted correctly on the DX Cluster.


I'm no CW wizz myself. This is apparent by anyone who has been listening to my
3,000+ CW Q's over the last few days while DXing from here.


There is some good news though. Of the 202 CW Q's made there were several
individuals who copied the call correctly the VERY FIRST TIME at 28 WPM. The
following guys are truly the "best of the best" & hereby granted
the very, very prestigious, "Golden Ears Award".


To the following, I salute you:


AA3B
DA0HQ
IR4X
K4TD
N9RV
TM0HQ



I just used my DXing logging program in the 'test. No scoring was made.



Best to you from Haiti,



Tom HH5/KC0W
 
K7RL   SO Mixed HP   1,651,3122013-07-14 06:03:22
Lots of action in this contest. 24 hours went by quickly. Thanks to all for the
Qs.

73 Mitch, K7RL
 
W8KTQ   SO Mixed LP   23,5602013-07-14 06:08:26
Limited time to work this one. Didn't have crank-up tower and antennas back up
from Field Day due to 5+ inches of rain! Used verticals for 20/40 and 80M
Inv-L. Still had fun!
 
KCØDEB   SO Mixed LP   57,1502013-07-14 06:11:26
Icom IC-746PRO @ 90w, Hygain 3el. triband yagi at 30ft.



Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ
7 CW 43 107 6 3
7 LSB 9 19 1 5
14 CW 106 328 9 8
14 USB 66 214 10 11
21 CW 23 49 4 3
21 USB 14 30 5 5
28 CW 6 12 1 1
28 USB 3 3 0 3
Total Both 270 762 36 39
Score: 57,150
 
K4RO   SO CW HP   1,230,3362013-07-14 06:28:20
Conditions were rather poor, but at least I had no local thunderstorms to deal
with this year. Thanks for the QSOs. Log submitted. Confirmation #:
4216924.iaru-hf

Kirk K4RO
 
PP1CZ   SO CW HP   802,0082013-07-14 06:29:38
Wonderful time in this Contest.
Very good propagation. Enjoy every minute.
Thank you guys, for the QSOs and see you next time.
PP1CZ - Leo.
 
N4KH   SO Mixed LP   75,8162013-07-14 06:31:24
Not much time to spend in this one, maybe next year. Thanks for the QSOs.
73, Jim
 
KØLUZ   SO CW HP   356,6082013-07-14 06:35:46
TH6DXX at 70 feet with 40 meter inverted V. TS-940S to Alpha 76A.

Relatively stinko condx most of day on Saturday but 20 came alive Saturday
evening. Also signals from Europe big on 40 meters on my small piece of wire.
I guess those stacked 40 meter beams on the contest stations really work.

Only on Europe on 10 and that was a YR0 that was booming in. What was that?

Pet Peeve, two stations call and you pick out call and work and then stand by
for other station. NOTHING........... You can't wait 15 seconds???????

I guess the statement that an Internet page must load in 5 seconds or less or
the user is gone to another page must be true!
 
WF3C(@W4MLB)   SO CW HP   381,1052013-07-14 06:36:15
Lost about 90 minutes to thunderstorms, and slept a while (longer than I
intended) after EU sunrise when things were slow. Condx were rough this
weekend. Tough to get decent runs to EU on any band.

TS-850 + Harris RF103A @ 1.5KW

Moseley PRO67C @ 60'
Cushcraft A4 @ 30'
80m Inverted-Vee @ 55'
 
NØBUI   SO CW HP   16,0582013-07-14 06:41:04
Not much time but had fun. Thanks for all the qso's.
73, Mike N0BUI
 
K2ZR   SO CW LP   175,1822013-07-14 06:55:27
Rig: K2 @ 95W
Ants: CF Wire 660' EF Wire 425'
Logging: N1MM

Lots of participation and, as the day went on propagation got much better.

Thanks for the Qs
73,
Dick, K2ZR
 
VO1MP   SO Mixed HP   39,7602013-07-14 06:59:02
Conditions not great..... lots of fading on sigs ...little CQ'in but
mainly S & P.....

C'Y'all Next one ..
GLWCDR

Gus VO1MP
 
UZ2M(@URØMC)   M/S HP   4,335,6372013-07-14 07:07:00
Full technical destroyed :(
 
K4EU   SO CW HP   21,2292013-07-14 07:08:03
Most of my operating was from W1AW/4 at NR4M's QTH on 20 and 40 CW.... Very
pleased to put W1AW/4 and NU1AW/3 in my K4EU log.... Thanks for the Q's....
73....//Steve K4EU
 
VE3HEU   SO CW LP   15,3142013-07-14 07:16:51
IARU Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2013-07-13

CallSign Used : VE3HEU
Operator(s) : VE3HEU

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : CW
Default Exchange : 4
Gridsquare : FN03HP

Name : Victor Carnuccio
Address : 375 King Street West
City/State/Zip : Toronto ON M5V 1K5
Country : Canada

ARRL Section : GTA
Club/Team : Toronto Amateur Radio Club
Software : N1MM Logger V13.7.1

Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ
7 50 134 6 2
14 68 196 12 10
21 27 73 5 3
Total 145 403 23 15


Score : 15,314
Rig :

Antennas :

Soapbox :


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



Date : 2013-07-14 Signature :
 
VE3RCN   SO Mixed LP   13,3442013-07-14 07:21:39
Above totals are just a guess. N3FJP software doesnt break down band and qsos
(at least I havent found how to discover it yet).
 
W6SX   SO CW HP   248,0102013-07-14 07:24:59
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, N1MM.
 
OP4K   M/S HP   1,342,9802013-07-14 07:25:38
Propagation was certainly NOT at its best but good enough to have a lot of fun.
Nice to have a team of 4 ops for this contest.
On Saturday 15m was open till almost 18.00Z and 20m till quite late 22.20Z.
80m is is definitely not a summer band but we managed to squize 103 Q's.
A repair on the 160m antenna was done over-day Saturday with Jim OP5T and we
managed to make 52 Q's.
20m openend Sunday at 03.50Z and 10m at 05.10Z. There was unfortunately no
propagation to NA or JA but a large amount of YB were logged on 10m and for a
long period of time there was short skip on that same 10m.
Finished the contest on 15m.

Thanks to all for the Q's. Some of you guys did not listen and might think you
are in our log but when asking a few times to confirm the QSO without doing so,
failed to enter your call in the log.
Better luck next time.

Yaesu FTDX-5000MP
Acom 2000A running 1.5kW
Optibeam OB18-6 (10 to 40m) at 50m / 170ft 80m dipole at 50m / 170ft 160m
Inverted L with 1 radial

73 de Joe
On behalf of the operators at OP4K
 
LN2HQ   Headquarters HP   7,837,5242013-07-14 07:27:27
Not best propagation on saturday.
Some murphy with winkey made us not making QSO on 15m CW on Saturday.
but there was no problem as we had SOO poor conds in 10 and 15m.

Thanks everyone for their excellent work and to all call LN2HQ.
QSL via bureau 100% and LOTW.

73s from LA Contest gang + SP9P,DK2AB & SP2ASJ.
 
AD1C   M/S LP   47,5202013-07-14 07:28:39
Transceiver: ICOM IC-7700, 100W
Antennas: HyGain AV-640 vertical, ground mounted
1/2 G5RV in attic
Software: WriteLog 11

Operated with DX Cluster spotting assistance, thus M/S
 
K7ABV   SO CW LP   15,4882013-07-14 07:32:35
didn't have much time to play, had fun what little time I did put in...thanks
for the q's..cu next year..
 
W2JU   SO CW QRP   14,7062013-07-14 07:34:22
KX3, 200' doublet @30', N1MM Logger
 
N1TM   SO Mixed QRP   61,2002013-07-14 07:37:11
Beams stuck north in tree branch- another project
 
SP4LVK(ZBIG)   SO SSB QRP   81,6962013-07-14 07:37:20
RIG:FT-950 PWR:5 ANT:2el Delta Loop;Long-Wire(50m)
 
N6AR   SO Mixed HP   337,5362013-07-14 07:37:27
15 and 10 were just horrible here with very high noise. Surprised at how quiet
80 and 40 were, with great signals as well. Returned from 2 weeks vacation and
so, had to cut lawn Saturday Morning from 15 to 19Z. I thought that I missed
the whole train, only to discover from other's comments that the train on 15
and 10 just crawled from the station!
 
PY4ZO   SO CW LP   186,3042013-07-14 07:42:47
Rig: Yaesu FT-897D 100w
Ant: 20/15m Rotary Dipole - 10m Vertical 5/8
 
NM5M   SO CW LP   179,6482013-07-14 07:45:47
K3-100, Cushcraft R5 Vertical, Short 40m Vert, Wire laying on the roof.
 
KB8O   SO Mixed LP   110,1122013-07-14 07:46:16
I was able to sit down for about 10 hours of operating Saturday...I was trying
out a new Icom 7600 which impressed me the whole contest. Conditions were
fairly decent in Northern Ohio for the most part. Glad to work all the familiar
calls see you in the next test...

J KB8O
 
N4GG   SO CW HP   7,7222013-07-14 07:51:08
Grandkids running merrily through the house = 1 hour BIC.
 
N4LZ   SO Mixed HP   31,7402013-07-14 07:53:16
Afternoon storms didn't help, but had fun!
 
KØRH   SO SSB HP   261,8742013-07-14 07:55:47
IT WAS SLOW FROM THE MID-WEST....
 
K8IA   M/S LP   1,8482013-07-14 07:56:05
Due to family health issues, I only had a couple of hours to play in this one.

Because of my support for WRTC, and knowing they had scheduled their "2013
Station Test" during this years IARU HF, as a prelude to the real deal next
year, WRTC2014, I decided to see how many of their Test Stations I could work in
this short time.

The WRTC2014 Organizing Committee set this test up as a "capability and
training test for the WRTC stations and volunteers."

Consequently, other than the ARRL and IARU HQ stations (W1AW/4 and NU1AW/3)
twice, and my friends at WK5T twice, my short time LP CW only log is just these
2013 WRTC Test Stations.

Overall I worked 24 of the 25 2013 WRTC Test Stations (N1JD where were you?).
Most of them worked twice and some worked three times. A fun thing to do for
the very limited time I had! Tnx to the WRTC2014 folks for a great test and
turnout!


73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
N1EN   M/S LP   262,6122013-07-14 07:57:10
Propagation was lousy at the start of the test; the first 5-6 hours were more
like a QSO party than a DX contest. Until mid-late afternoon, it seemed almost
futile as an LP station to attempt to work any EU station. Thank goodness for
1-pointers; now I know how the QRP guys must feel!

But we must have charged the ionosphere back up; after those first several
hours, conditions improved significantly. The improvement was too late to
salvage 15 meters. 20 became just OK, but seemed wonderful in comparison to
the abysmal start. 40 and 80 were OK, especially with Mother Nature giving us
a break from thunderstorms....but the noise floor on 80 did creep up as the
night ran on. 160 was meh. I stayed up too late Friday night to be able to
stay up all 24 hours; and I stayed up too late Saturday night to see what
morning greyline brought (...and looking through the early comments, I see that
that was probably a mistake.)

M/S due to use of the cluster. The ten-minute rule is *really* annoying for
single-op assisted folks, by the way, but I survived, checking slow bands just
before taking nature/puppy/mealtime breaks.

This was the first time I used the new antenna switching system "in
anger"; I'm looking forward to giving it a shot in a contest that permits
SO2R.


Rig : K3 (no amp)
Antennas : 80m Carolina Windom @ 55 feet
160m Carolina Windom @ 20-40 feet
40m delta loop
Inverted L
 
N4BCD   SO SSB HP   20,4402013-07-14 07:57:13
Just a few hours in the chair Saturday morning and another turn about midnight.
 
XWØYJY(E21EIC)   SO Mixed LP   689,2662013-07-14 07:59:48
Time off 11.5 because of Rain and lightning.

73, Champ XW0YJY
 
K3IE   SO Mixed HP   171,4722013-07-14 08:12:21
Good to be back on the air for the first time since our relocation to
Nashville.

Just got the Hexbeam up this past Friday - low band antennas still in the
garage. Will be ready for the Fall!

Thanks for the Q's - Hunter, K3IE
 
NT8Z   SO SSB LP   38,2572013-07-14 08:18:29
 
OG1M   M/S HP   1,861,0882013-07-14 08:20:37
The visiting crew thanks Seppo, OH1VR, for the fine hospitality and use of his
summer cabin and farm stations for OG1M and OH/M0CFW operations. We had
sunshine and a wonderful time at the lake even if the sunspots were few.
 
IV3BCA(PAOLO)   SO Mixed LP   342,9722013-07-14 08:29:13
Hello
QRN and Bad Propagation Saturday (15 and 10 meter) i QRT for Tundertstorm 8
hours
no opening 15 and 10 meter to NA
Good Condition Sunday.
Rig FT1000 100 Waat Dipole 40-80 and L 160
Antenna Yagi 20/15/10
Best 73 to all and HQ Station!
IV3BCA Paolo
 
OL8M(OK1DRQ)   SO CW HP   2,152,5702013-07-14 08:29:33
Again, nice contest, but huge QRM / QRN 160 m / mainly / and also at 80 m.
Interesting it was a Sunday the last three hours, when on 20 and especially at
15 m it was as 80 m / still call DL SP HA,UR, LY .... etc and in between some
DX - JA, UA0, HS, BY /.
the last 3 hours
9-10 UTC 122 QSOs - 15 m,
10-11 UTC 117 QSOs - 15 m
11-12 UTC 122 QSOs - 20 m

This year I have a relatively small multiplier, but I was lazy to look and I
rather enjoyed the pileup.
 
OK1JOC   SO Mixed LP   135,6102013-07-14 08:34:27
IC7000,zepp.
 
AA5VU   SO CW LP   19,5202013-07-14 08:35:50
101Q's = 320 QSO Points x (49 + 12) = 19520
 
CX9AU   SO CW HP   328,6942013-07-14 08:37:36
RIG FT 840 + AMP 800W
ANT DIPOLES
SOFT N1MM and testing C.A.T. interfase mode SO2V.
Unfortunately lost hours of operation at 10 and 15 meters in tv watching the
final match of the Sub 20 World and at night I went to sleep and there is still
four hours.Really entertaining.
Best 73 s and good dx
Dan
QSL via EA5GL
 
N3BB   SO CW HP   80,7122013-07-14 08:44:31
This was the first time I've gotten into a non-sprint-format contest (NA Sprint
and the Thursday NS Ladder) with the intent of operating seriously for periods
of time since my wife's stroke in late 2011. I worked on the station (upgraded
the prehistoric DOS 486 to a W-98 Dell Optiplex P3 to run TR very well) and got
three antenna problems fixed (3 element 40 yagi, 2 element 40 yagi, and 5
element lower 15 yagi, all with help). I mainly found a frequency, and called
CQ. Of course I was fresh meat, and so that helped the rates, but it was fun to
try and remap the SO2R moves and knock off second radio contacts during the
runs. The conditions in the day were a real slog, but night times were
sparkling with crisp propagation. All in all, it was fun, and I found myself
sending lots of first names to acknowledge friends and to say hello. All was
fun, and the station played well. Hopefully I will be able to get back into (at
least) some CW contesting, my first love in this hobby. Congrats to the serious
guys and the terrific numbers. 73, Jim N3BB
 
K7JQ   SO Mixed LP   9,0722013-07-14 08:52:26
Got on for a bit using 95 watts and attic dipoles, as my main antenna
(screwdriver) is down from the hill for the monsoon/lightning season. Noise
level and birdies from household electronics was a constant S-7 (or more), so I
could only work stations stronger than that...100% S&P. As others mentioned,
participation and propagation seemed down, although I have no idea how many
stations were on weaker than S-7 at my QTH :>) Frustrated with my
compromised working conditions, but, as always, had fun working a contest.
Thanks for the Q's.

73, Bob K7JQ
 
PR2W(PT2AW)   SO CW LP   177,4802013-07-14 08:56:59
Very pleasant contest to join! Can't wait for the next. Thank you all and vy
73.
Station:
Yaesu FT-950, 100w and Carolina Windom dipole.
 
WA1FCN   SO CW LP   369,2402013-07-14 08:58:27
After going over past 4 years of being in IARU I decided to
see why my score never what they should be . I found my HQ
multiplier always low. So voila this year I made a game plan.
It seems to have paid off.
TH5 @ 75 ft 2 el 40 at 70 ft. A4S at 45 ft
 
VE3UTT   M/S HP   1,313,9762013-07-14 09:01:44
Pretty poor conditions on 10 and 15 meters here. Thanks always for technical
support from VE3FF. Hope all had fun and thanks for the QSOs.
 
KR7C   SO CW LP   8,1902013-07-14 09:03:48
A very part-time effort.
73, Stan
 
K4WES   SO SSB LP   13,2792013-07-14 09:07:21
Lots of thunderstorms during the afternoon, so that reduced radio time and made
propogation less affective. These were the worst conditions in many years,
even though the solar flux wasn't as low.

Tnx for the QSOs and 73 de k4Wes
 
N6EE   M/S LP   94,3412013-07-14 09:18:25
Used DX Cluster. Ten minute rule is a pain and should be eliminated. A separate
Unlimited category for single op would encourage more activity.
 
W7WHY   SO CW LP   8,3982013-07-14 09:19:51
Conditions were sure poor here in the PNW. The weather was just too nice to say
inside and fight the conditions.

Thanks for the Q's and 73
Tom W7WHY
 
K7RF   SO CW HP   234,9302013-07-14 09:35:16
15 was unproductive and never heard a sound on 10. My score quite a bit less
than last year despite putting in another hour or so. Was nice to hear 20 and
40 open to Asia early Sunday morning and having VP8NO call on 40 with @ 1045
provided a little energy jolt to keep going although I pulled the big switch
early. Thanks for the Q's.

Elecraft K3
Ten Tec Titan
3 el Steppir
40 dipole
 
F5IN   SO CW HP   258,5522013-07-14 09:37:34
WORK ONLY ON 15M
 
NY7N   SO SSB HP   41,8192013-07-14 09:42:07
100% S&P, just having fun. Running HP may not net me considerably more Qs
overall, but I sure spend a lot less time talking to myself in pileups. Was
really nice to find 20 workable well after local midnight. I always enjoy this
contest.

Stuff I use on the air:
Old Ten Tec Omni C
Old Heathkit SB-201
4BTV, ground mounted with dog-chewed radials mod
80m inverted V, practically ground-mounted

73, Andy NY7N
Central Area Regional VP, Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
N4PN   SO Mixed HP   278,0002013-07-14 09:45:45
Enjoyed the opening of the contest on Saturday morning at the great station
of Fred, WW4LL...
After a lot of fellowship, fun and food, I left about 4pm and got back home
around 5:45. Went out to dinner and the usual long QRX at restaurants on
Saturday night, I made it back to the rig about 10pm....
Bands in good shape and "fresh meat" showing up made it a BIC for
the
night, even tho, I was planning on going to church. Made both happen..
Thanks to all who made it into the log....left a few behind on 80m..
Just couldn't make out the complete calls on several...
'Til the next one,
73, Paul
 
K6MM   M/S LP   50,4632013-07-14 09:58:04
Part-time CW-only effort. Thanks for the Qs. 73, John, K6MM
 
K7ZS   SO CW HP   166,1222013-07-14 09:58:32
Mostly a domestic contest for us Left Coasters, except for a Pacific / Asia.

Nice opening late on Saturday night into JA on 20 meters.

I was going to have a friend come over to do the SSB part of a M/S Mixed
effort, but we had a busted communication (egads!) and it didn't happen so I
ended up doing my 'half' of the contest on CW, putting in about 10 hours.

Great to see the high participation level, and the countdown has begun for WRTC
2014.

73, and see you in the REAL Domestic contests coming right up - the NAQP's.

Kevin K7ZS
 
NA3M   M/S HP   214,1202013-07-14 10:13:52
Experimental version of N1MM logger was used for better "visibility"
of HQ and WRTC 2013 Experimental Stations. Managed to work 23 Experimental
Stations 71 times (on different bands/modes). Thanks for the QSOs!
 
W9RE   SO CW HP   1,523,6312013-07-14 10:15:39
In the week prior to the contest it was evident conditions were most likely not
going to be very good. Luckily I had no storms in the area as opposed to most
days the past 2 weeks. One week ago we had rain almost daily and QRN. I know
my xyl was hoping for super bad conditions but they were not quite bad enough
to quit.

This was a nice 2 radio contest as 2 bands were halfway active almost all the
time. I even did some dueling CQ's since space was not at a premium. Zero
freequency fights! In fact in the early hours Sunday activity had really
dwindled and I thought I was in a state QSO (not FL or CA) for an hour or so.

I was down over a hundred Q's from last year but was up 8 mults. I carefully
trolled with the 2nd radio for mults but just couldn't find that many.

This was a trial contest using TR at 38400, using a PigKnob (remote tuning
knob) for my K3 and a new delta loop for 80 (SE).

Thanks for the nice CW rush mid summer.


IARU W9RE 2013 CW


HOUR 160CW 80CW 40CW 20CW 15CW 10CW TOTAL ACCUM
---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ----- -----
12 0 0 4 152 2 0 158 158
13 0 0 0 109 19 7 135 293
14 0 0 0 33 84 0 117 410
15 0 0 0 22 67 0 89 499
16 0 0 0 6 55 45 106 605
17 0 0 0 47 33 8 88 693
18 0 0 0 9 99 0 108 801
19 0 0 0 58 16 8 82 883
20 0 0 0 92 19 2 113 996
21 0 0 0 62 31 0 93 1089
22 0 0 10 69 6 0 85 1174
23 0 0 77 20 1 0 98 1272

0 0 0 33 53 0 0 86 1358
1 0 37 45 8 0 0 90 1448
2 1 26 102 0 0 0 129 1577
3 20 0 48 12 0 0 80 1657
4 2 52 54 8 0 0 116 1773
5 2 50 23 17 0 0 92 1865
6 2 11 56 9 0 0 78 1943
7 0 21 28 8 0 0 57 2000
8 2 6 21 11 0 0 40 2040
9 7 34 11 0 0 0 52 2092
10 0 11 30 4 0 0 45 2137
11 0 2 43 20 0 0 65 2202

TOTAL 36 250 585 829 432 70
 
WR9D(KB9UWU)   SO Mixed HP   641,5982013-07-14 10:16:45
445 zone 8 Q's! 226 EU Q's! 17 EU q's on 15!!!! OK, you get the point...

After 2 q's on 40 meters, I decided to crank down tower (crank up pole) and lop
a few inches off the 40m dipole. Of course "oh, I don't need to calculate
exact measurements" equated to the center changing from 6.9MHz to 7.3MHz.
You'd think one would learn?! After cranking down the tower a second time,
everything was fine. I about quit in shame and exhaustion. (It's around 75
cranks on the winch each way)

Always a great time, even considering depressed condx...

K3, AL800H, hexbeam at 45', 40m inv v (apex 40')

73
Matt
 
K2SX   SO CW HP   434,7752013-07-14 10:20:00
Condx on high bands were poor although I had a good short skip opening on 10M on
Sat. morning. In the middle of that run, I was surprised to be called by a big
signal from YR0HQ, the only EU station I heard on 10M all day. 40M seemed very
good for the most part. Had company coming on Sunday so had to quit early.
Still a fun contest.
 
KE1F   SO CW LP   43,4162013-07-14 10:23:50
Rotor and beam out of commission so I had to use the AV-640.
Is this is the peak of this sun cycle? How will conditions be during the
minimum?
73 Lou
 
WH7Z(WØCN)   SO SSB HP   382,3012013-07-14 10:24:40
Aloha!

Thanks to Martin, KH6MB, for the use of his station.

Equipment: K3, KPA500
Antennas: 15M & 20M 2-el vertical wire yagis and 40M vertical dipole on
Waimanalo Beach, Oahu.

Mahalo for all the Qs!

73,

Dan, W0CN
 
EF3A(EA3KU)   SO CW HP   1,805,6602013-07-14 10:30:36
I have not been able to operate 24 hours because he was recovering from a
surgical operation on my back. Sunday morning I rested almost three hours.

While I could not install antennas for 80 and 160 being very low only 10 meters
from the ground. The second station I have ever used on low power which has made
it very difficult to work at many stations especially in 80 and 160 meters.

The propagation conditions the early hours of the contest were very bad but
gradually got better.

Thank you very much everyone for your calls and thank you for your patience to
all those who had repeated many times my calls on the low bands.

TX1 IC-756proIII + PA 700w + 3 ele yagi 28-21-14mhz + 2 ele yagi 7mhz.
TX2 IC-775DSP - 150 w + Vertical 28-7mhz + G5RV 1,8-3,5 Mhz.

Fernando, EA3KU.
 
NP2P(N2TTA)   SO Mixed HP   26,8282013-07-14 10:33:34
Murphy has made corrections in my contesting plans
Tropical storm Chantal destroyed 3 el quad in Wednesday. I want to say BIG
thank to Herb KV4FZ and his crew for fantastic job. They was fix and put
antenna back into tower in Saturday afternoon.
See you in next contest.

Yuri N2TTA
 
CE1TT   SO SSB HP   1,002,2482013-07-14 10:48:36
Very good contest.
20 mt exelent propagation.
CE1TT
 
W2VJN   SO Mixed HP   1,0002013-07-14 10:48:37
All QSOs were S&P with the WRTC practice stations except 2. One was a
mistaken call and the other was OG1M. At the start they were very weak, but
readable on 20. Peak signal strength was at 23Z on 20 where they were S7 on my
K3. 80 was tough in the evening, but an hour of operating at 09 - 10Z brought
the total up. They were in the noise, but workable with my Alpha. Never heard
NJ1D anywhere. Only one QSO with K1BG and W1CLA. Six QSOs with N2NT. Did not
hear any WRTC practice stations on 10M.

George
 
NF4A   SO Mixed HP   831,5522013-07-14 10:50:01
WOW !! Had to stop almost 2 hours early around 1015 GMT due to storms and rain
static which rendered my receiver useless. Great DX on 40 Saturday night/early
Sunday morning (my time) including several JAs, VKs, ZLs, P29, KH2 and DX0HQ
along with many SA and Caribbean statons. QRN was massive and I apologize to
those who called and didn't get an answer or had to repeat your exchange. My
best IARU ever as far as the score is concerned. Should have spent more time on
15 SSB but 20 was a bottomless pit of Qs. Great to work the WRTC2014 test
stations....all had great signals....good job !!
 
KM6I   SO CW HP   74,2102013-07-14 10:50:14
K3, KPA-500, dipole
 
PX2F(@PW2D)   M/S HP   2,110,1622013-07-14 10:59:54
Thanks Mamiro PY2DM for the season for giving to friends for contests and all
for contacts, 73.
 
N2WQ   SO CW HP   639,2182013-07-14 11:01:53
Part time effort with no antenna for 160m. Thanks for all the Qs and
multipliers.
 
OK1CZ   SO CW LP   483,2052013-07-14 11:02:46
RIG TS480 and 2x54m wire ANT

I enjoyed the contest from my country QTH. Logging with N1MM but hand keying
with a paddle. During the night there were times when I found myself keying
while sleeping, hi. Some 14 hours on the air because of other activities to do
over the weekend.
Thanks for the QSOs.
 
WJ9B   SO CW LP   532,7802013-07-14 11:03:00
...difficult conditions including poor 15m and 10m but lots of stateside
activity. Thanks to all my JA friends I was able to stay awake!

73, Will, wj9b
 
KD9MS   SO Mixed LP   40,4062013-07-14 11:10:57
Didn't get to work as much of the contest as I wanted to. My son had a baseball
tournament (I HAD to go to that) and I was gone from 1400Z to almost 2300Z so
there was the biggest part of the DXing day! I am glad there was no CME to
destroy propagation like during the DL DX RTTY the week before because I would
have just quit!

10 meters was non-existent for me since I missed most of the good daylight. 15
was quiet early and I missed a lot of that although I did get some HQ points
from there and even a zone 28 from HG5N but all I really got was SA after 2300Z
from 15.

20 was ok but noisy and since I found out that my "new" explorer 14
has a bad 15M trap I was confined to 15 or 40 on that antenna on the 2nd radio.
I still don't have the rotor fixed from before the ARRL DX SSB so will try to
fix both this week! So I worked a lot of 20 on the FT-2000d and TH7DX at 56'
and 40 mainly to EU (tried anyway) on the FT450D and the Explorer 14 pointed
and locked up at 50 degrees. It works fine, I just can't turn it but I still
got a lot of QSO's with it. 77 of 80 QSOs on 40m with that radio and antenna!
Not too bad!

80 meters was just a total problem. I think the relay on my RCS-8V needs to be
cleaned, cause the SWR would just go crazy and when I switched the antenna to
160 and back it worked better. Been a while since I strayed cleaner in there so
maybe that'll be a "this afternoon" job. Since my 80m inverted L is
uninstalled, I had to use that inverted V on my main tower. Still worked some
DX with it!

160 was noisy (is this news to someone)so all I was able to do was just close
in stuff. When I moved the other tower we had to cut down some 80' oak trees.
HANG ON! The ice storms we had in 2008 and 2009 did a number on them and killed
both trees. When we dropped the trees Christmas Eve 2012, they got some of my
ground radials with 10" diameter limbs stuck in the ground about 8 feet
from 119 ground radials buried under my 160/40 inverted U. I was still able to
make contacts with it during many of the contests from Christmas up to this
point so its ok, but I need to fix those.

K9AY low band home brew was eaten by 5 Labrador puppies after the ARRL SSB so
no quiet receive antenna until I get that fixed, and the puppies adopted.

In all I was quite pleased with the contest. I did hear N1UR on 20 working
stations I couldn't even hear at a feverish pace. That was pretty cool. Strong
signal as usual and thanks for the QSO Ed. A big thanks to all my SMC family
for their encouragement and help. Without them I would still be dumb as a rock.
Find a contest club along with your local club and get involved!!!

Thanks to everyone who answered when I replied to their CQ (all S&P again)
and I hope it isn't another 18 years before I get to work my next IARU!

73, Craig KD9MS
 
AA4FU   SO CW LP   243,0332013-07-14 11:16:09
I missed any good EU openings on 10 or 15, but 20 and 40 were nice Saturday
night and Sunday morning. Even so, the points per QSO were down from the last
time I entered this contest, but it seemed like the participation from North
America was up, so plenty of 1 and 3 pointers.

73,
Alan
 
N6HE   M/S HP   32,2052013-07-14 11:19:34
Generally poor condx here, made worse by low wire antennas and big hill
to my NE. Still had fun! Thanks to all for the Q's. Ray N6HE
 
DLØFC(@DJ6QT)   M/S HP   1,685,5632013-07-14 11:21:09
Thanks to DJ6QT for his station and Matthias and Bertrand for the nice weekend.

Vy73 Matt - DJ8OG (DL0FC)
 
N5AW/Ø   SO CW LP   64,0202013-07-14 11:25:49
Operating from our vacation home in Pagosa Springs, CO using an IC706 (100w) and
Butternut HF6v vertical. Also operated my Texas station remotely on SSB - see
seperate write up about working a phone contest with no mic!
 
9AØD(DK8ZZ)   SO SSB LP   891,6842013-07-14 11:26:42
A great weekend behind me!

Before the contest, I was not sure which category should I choose. I must say,
with Low Power Station I am more comfortable in CW or MIX Category, and, hard
to say, I really need to think when was my last serious effort SSB Contest. :)
I mean, I have nothing against SSB contests but, honestly, most of SSB
Contests are "just for fun" Category.
Thanks to Ivo, 9A1AA, I choose the right category. Thanks Ivo Zemo :-)

I was able to use a 9A3MR's QTH in Jezera, Murter Island. Rolando, 9A3MR, has
a modest antenna system (OB 7-3 @15m high), inverted Vees for 80 & 40m, but
no 160m. His son and a big friend of mine, Rax 9A3BMR promised me to put some
160m antenna for IARU HF Contest, so middle in the Contest, around 16z he
entered a shack room with a piece of coax cable and said - try it :) So, a 70m
long wireantenna was finished and, due to QRN and storm in the morning time I've
managed 15 MTPL on 160m.

Really to say, my plan was to work 1000+ QSO and 260+ MTPL.
Runs was ok, it doesn't metter if 20, 15 or even 10m are opened. I've expected
maybe more runs on 40m but maybe I've missed the right time for runs...

Thanks to all who contacted me, especially HQ STN's for their effort to be on
all bands and modes QRV with powerful signals. It was not easy to work some
HQ's on 160 and 10m. Also, it was nice to work some new HQ STNs (ET3AA, SU1SK,
ZF1A etc...)

Thanks to my host Rolando, 9A3MR for using his shack. I know i was too loud
time to time, but I promise, I'll be more quiet next time or will work only CW
:-)))))

Also, thanks to Radio Club "Sibenik" for oportunity to use 9A0D
callsign. Of course, we are ready for IOTA Contest with the same callsign, 0of
course, we have to try to defeat our 1st place Low Power DXPN from last year.

All QSL will be confirmed automaticaly via the DARC bureau (DK8ZZ).

Last thanks goes to my family because they understand our crazy hobby and allow
me to enter 2 contests during the holiday.

73, Zrinko (Zik) DK8ZZ, VE3ZIK, YT3ZZ
 
N6ZFO   SO CW LP   33,0002013-07-14 11:27:31
Good ears for VE3AT and NU1CW/3 who pulled out my LP signal on 160m, albeit with
very low noise. Unfortunate not to have more 160m activity; only domestic non
HQ QSO was with K7RL.

Generally good conditions for summer; 15m was open to VK at 0715Z here, but
only VK2BJ heard/worked. 40m a bit disappointing.

For the most part did not work US stations except a few friends and HQ mults.
Logging was with #2 pencil, K7SS style, because didn't get a chance to
re-install computer after repairs. Kind of fun to log by pencil at 120/min on
40 meters where I made the "mistake" of calling CQ, not really
wanting to work non-DX stations.

Always a pleasure to work such fine ops. . this is great contest, although
apparently not good scoring algorithm for M/2, as noted by K5RC.

73 Bill n6zfo
atop Mt. Dali-Dona in CA
 
N5QQ   SO CW HP   62,1302013-07-14 11:29:24
XYL gave me a few hours to play from the home QTH.
Used the K3/KPA500 with Butternut HF6V on roof peak.
Ron
N5QQ
 
NA2M   M/S HP   74,1442013-07-14 11:32:38
RIG: Elecraft K3/KPA500 400W
Ant: Cushcraft R5 Vertical (20, 15, 10)
4-EL 15M Colinear Array (80 & 40)

Condx poor at start of contest, but improved later.
 
S56A   SO CW LP   339,9482013-07-14 11:36:07
My tribander and 40L2 are under repair so 20m OCF wire was added to 80/160m trap
dipole. Signals were weak and only few stations moved FT1K S-meter. However,
CW QSO were relatively easy with good HQ ops. I didn't hear WRTC stations
appart from W1UE on 20 and 40 m!? Summer condx with low bands QRN. Dull it
isn't!

73 de Mario, S56A
 
N6NC   SO CW HP   99,3522013-07-14 11:36:36
Some rough QRN on 40m during the night, and not many JAs, but lots of HQ
stations.

Best fun: having 6W (Senegal)and VP8(Falklands Isl.)respond to 40m CQs.

Thanks for all the Qs.

73, Larry N6NC
 
N3TD   M/S LP   72,0502013-07-14 11:41:40
My first time in the IARU HF World Championships. The beginning of the contest
was frustrating with the poor band conditions. Even with conditions improving
somewhat it was still a grind to get the contacts.

Some of the station improvements done are heading in the right direction with
more to be done before the fall contest season.

I am glad to have worked an HQ station on every band thanks to the crew at
NU1AW/3!
 
WB4OMM   SO SSB LP   183,9002013-07-14 11:44:22
 
N8PR   M/S HP   241,0162013-07-14 11:47:43
Lots of lost time with thunderstorms here in SoFla.
 
NI7R   SO CW HP   100,7042013-07-14 11:49:13
My original plan was to operate multi-single assisted by a skimmer, but when I
turned on the radio Saturday morning and heard the poor band conditions, I
decided to go SO HP CW. I operated mostly S&P, but I did get a couple of
runs going on 40 meters. In one run I had 41 Qs in 28 minutes, which is good
for me with my HOA limited antennas. My goal became to make 100K. It took me
until an hour before the contest ended, when 40 meters suddenly died. All I
heard was that woodpecker. The contest was fun, but as others have said, it
needed more participation.

K3, AL-811H, portable vertical antennas.
 
K4EET   SO SSB LP   3,3022013-07-14 11:49:25
After 39 years, I finally worked Hawaii. Now I need Alaska for WAS...
 
ZW8T(PS8HF/PS8NF)   SO Mixed LP   567,2592013-07-14 11:55:22
Gostaria que o adi ministrador do sate coloca-se o nome do TERESINADXGRUP na
lista dos club.
Att; Milton ps8hf/zw8t.
 
LZØM(LZ2SX)   SO CW LP   1,012,2362013-07-14 11:58:19
The goal in this contest was to work as many as possible participants from 2013
Station Test organized by WRTC 2014 Committee.
I used 2 el. wire yagi on 20/15/10 m, Inv.Vees on 80/40 m and 80 wtts trcv.Very
similar to those used by field stations ,but on the roof of 8 storeyed
building.
I will be looking forward to see some logs when they will be opened to all
contesters as it is already made in CQ WW and WPX contests.
So - 23 different field stations were worked on bands and 6 of them are even on
4 bands / 80, 40 , 20 and 15 м /. It is pity to say but Ten meters never opens
to US at least for me.
Conditions on bands were not good with a lot of QSB on signals.
It was SO1R-Op CW Low Assisted entry, but because of the rules of the contest
it will be M/S .It is clear that Cluster gives advantages to those that use
it.I preferred NET spotting of field participants giving them opportunities of
having pleasure with pile-ups, it works as we know ;-)


73 and Enjoy Contesting
Boyan / LZ2SX
 
NG7M   SO CW HP   114,8102013-07-14 12:04:06
Thanks for the Q's. I had fun with my home station... BigIR vertical only...
For 40 and 80 I used an active Pixel Magnetic loop. It worked great! So much
better than the noise on the Vertical.

Anyway, it was a fun 11 hours of total op time.

de Max NG7M
 
PY2KC(RODRIGO)   SO CW LP   428,9222013-07-14 12:11:50
Thanks for all qsos!
Very Nice meet old friends in contest VY2ZM,UU7J

Only 1 QSO in 80m - VE3EJ

RIG
TS-870 - Kenwood
SpiderBeam 10/15/20
Dipole 40
Long Wire 80m

CU in WRTC 2014


73
Rodrigo
PY2KC
Araucaria DX Group

Became a fan page in Facebook:
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N5AW   SO SSB LP   48,3602013-07-14 12:17:51
I recently acquired a K3/0 primarily to allow me to operate my Texas station
when we make periodic trips to our vacation home in Colorado. This was our
first trip there since the K3/0 purchase and I was looking forward to operating
the IARU contest at least "semi-seriously" via remote. Unfortunately I
found the Internet connection in Colorado left a lot to be desired. There are
frequent short drop outs that sound like a loose connection, others that last
for a second or so and then occasionally it just goes away for several minutes.
The frequent "loose connection" dropouts mangle CW and these are
frequent enough, even with a long latency time in the software, to make CW sent
over the Internet a challenge. Being primarily a CW operator I had never checked
out voice operation remotely with the K3/0. When I discovered all the problems
with CW I thought perhaps I could operate phone remotely thanks to the K3
memories. When I connected a mic to the K3/0 though nothing happened.
Apparently I had failed to plug the RemoteRig microphone connection into the K3
back home. Fortunately I had recorded my call and exchange in the voice memories
in the K3 before leaving (I failed to do that for CW and you can only program
the K3 CW memories with a paddle plugged into the radio). Using the K3's
memories overcomes the Internet noise problems. With my call and the exchange
recorded it is possible to make S&P contacts with no microphone so I
decided to operate the SSB portion of the contest remotely with the Texas
station as N5AW and CW from Colorado as N5AW/0. (See N5AW/0 write-up for those
not very impressive results)

Actually things went pretty smooth on SSB except when the other station got my
call wrong. All you could do was keep repeating it hoping he would eventually
get it right. This resulted in a couple of stations, who continued to copy my
call as N9AW despite multiple repeats, getting rather frustrated with me. Not
much you can do though. The other problem was when they got your call correct
and asked you to confirm it. Sending the report did not seem enough for some
and repeating my call implied they had it wrong. Would have been nice if I
would have recorded "roger" or "QSL". Needless to say all
my QSOs were S&P.

It was also interesting to hear the propagation differences between Texas and
Colorado. 15 meters was much better to Europe from Texas but at times 20 was at
least as good from Colorado even though I was just using a vertical compared to
a 4 element yagi in Texas. The Colorado QTH is on an east sloping hill. That
helps to Europe and South America but makes working East Asia and the Pacific
more difficult than from Texas despite being closer.

Not sure if both of these scores can be submitted but they are not very
competitive anyway. Regardless, it was an interesting experience.
 
PA6HQ   Headquarters HP   12,735,7922013-07-14 12:22:47
After a few years of absence PA6HQ returned to the contest.
This year the special license was granted again to have multiple stations
operating the same SES callsign.
We are glad to be back and sure had fun this weekend.
See you next year...
 
W6YX   M/S HP   1,9202013-07-14 12:26:24
Just 3 hours to check out setting up and operating Multi-op with N1MM.
Multi-op and did not follow 10 minute rule, so Checklog.
 
K5TR   SO SSB HP   1,408,8092013-07-14 12:26:52
Another mostly fun IARU contest. 40 meter seemed to be in really good shape.
Confrats to all the fine efforts. I am sure W7WA will post a fine score as
Dan was sounding great everytime I heard him. Great to hear NH6V on from
KH6LC. Rob was sounding good as usual - I guess that Jeep did not knock the
contesting out of him.

Some numbers and things

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Zones
_______________________________________________________

160SSB 7 7 15 2 4
80SSB 41 41 109 6 11
40SSB 508 497 1721 21 30
20SSB 959 936 2972 24 34
15SSB 449 446 1252 26 23
10SSB 322 322 940 7 13
_______________________________________________________

Totals 2286 2249 7009 86 115

Final Score = 1408809 points.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


HR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOTAL SCORE
-- ----- ------- ------ ------- ------- ------- ------ --------- -----
12 --- --- 34/13 88/14 11/10 --- 133/37 133/37 0.01M
13 --- --- --- 86/9 42/11 --- 128/20 261/57 0.04M
14 --- --- --- 10/0 71/3 47/6 128/9 389/66 0.08M
15 --- --- --- --- 91/5 75/2 166/7 555/73 0.12M
16 --- --- --- --- 72/1 89/2 161/3 716/76 0.15M
17 --- --- --- --- 49/1 64/2 113/3 829/79 0.19M
18 --- --- --- 23/1 21/4 23/5 67/10 896/89 0.23M
19 --- --- --- 25/7 47/5 --- 72/12 968/101 0.28M
20 --- --- --- 49/0 19/2 16/1 84/3 1052/104 0.31M
21 --- --- --- 86/5 8/2 5/1 99/8 1151/112 0.37M
22 --- --- --- 83/4 6/3 --- 89/7 1240/119 0.42M
23 --- --- --- 59/1 6/1 2/1 67/3 1307/122 0.46M
0 --- --- 2/2 94/6 --- --- 96/8 1403/130 0.53M
1 1/1 1/1 11/8 83/1 3/1 1/0 100/12 1503/142 0.63M
2 --- --- 105/10 28/0 --- --- 133/10 1636/152 0.73M
3 --- 7/4 73/10 21/1 --- --- 101/15 1737/167 0.85M
4 --- 11/3 2/0 61/0 --- --- 74/3 1811/170 0.91M
5 --- --- 10/1 81/0 --- --- 91/1 1902/171 0.97M
6 3/3 5/2 40/0 18/3 --- --- 66/8 1968/179 1.05M
7 --- 1/1 23/1 29/4 --- --- 53/6 2021/185 1.12M
8 3/2 10/3 32/0 6/0 --- --- 51/5 2072/190 1.18M
9 --- --- 66/3 2/1 --- --- 68/4 2140/194 1.27M
10 --- 5/2 65/3 --- --- --- 70/5 2210/199 1.36M
11 --- 1/1 34/0 4/1 --- --- 39/2 2249/201 1.41M
D1 0/0 0/0 34/13 509/41 443/48 321/20 1307/122
D2 7/6 41/17 463/38 427/17 3/1 1/0 942/79
TO 7/6 41/17 497/51 936/58 446/49 322/20 2249/201



160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 6 28 259 635 347 275 1550
VE calls = 1 4 22 73 20 7 127
N.A. calls = 0 0 6 17 8 3 34
S.A. calls = 0 4 15 25 30 34 108
Euro calls = 0 2 35 111 30 1 179
Afrc calls = 0 0 2 3 1 1 7
Asia calls = 0 0 6 8 1 0 15
JA calls = 0 2 110 15 3 0 130
Ocen calls = 0 1 42 49 6 1 99

Total calls = 7 41 497 936 446 322 2249


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

CALLSIGN: K5TR
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH SSB
OPERATORS: K5TR

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 34 88 11 0 133 133 5.9
1300 0 0 0 86 42 0 128 261 11.6
1400 0 0 0 10 71 47 128 389 17.3
1500 0 0 0 0 91 75 166 555 24.7
1600 0 0 0 0 72 89 161 716 31.8
1700 0 0 0 0 49 64 113 829 36.9
1800 0 0 0 23 21 23 67 896 39.8
1900 0 0 0 25 47 0 72 968 43.0
2000 0 0 0 49 19 16 84 1052 46.8
2100 0 0 0 86 8 5 99 1151 51.2
2200 0 0 0 83 6 0 89 1240 55.1
2300 0 0 0 59 6 2 67 1307 58.1
0000 0 0 2 94 0 0 96 1403 62.4
0100 1 1 11 83 3 1 100 1503 66.8
0200 0 0 105 28 0 0 133 1636 72.7
0300 0 7 73 21 0 0 101 1737 77.2
0400 0 11 2 61 0 0 74 1811 80.5
0500 0 0 10 81 0 0 91 1902 84.6
0600 3 5 40 18 0 0 66 1968 87.5
0700 0 1 23 29 0 0 53 2021 89.9
0800 3 10 32 6 0 0 51 2072 92.1
0900 0 0 66 2 0 0 68 2140 95.2
1000 0 5 65 0 0 0 70 2210 98.3
1100 0 1 34 4 0 0 39 2249 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 7 41 497 936 446 322 2249

Gross QSOs=2286 Dupes=37 Net QSOs=2249

Unique callsigns worked = 1615

The best 60 minute rate was 198/hour from 1531 to 1630
The best 30 minute rate was 220/hour from 1532 to 1601
The best 10 minute rate was 258/hour from 1540 to 1549

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 1 times.
6 QSOs/minute 2 times.
5 QSOs/minute 22 times.
4 QSOs/minute 85 times.
3 QSOs/minute 206 times.
2 QSOs/minute 363 times.
1 QSOs/minute 436 times.

There were 450 bandchanges and 185 (8.2%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1190
2 bands 280
3 bands 95
4 bands 39
5 bands 8
6 bands 3

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

NU1AW/3 W1AW/4 W5MIX

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 0 5 265 631 150 139

1. 08 983
2. 06 300
3. 07 253
4. 45 126
5. 28 76
6. 04 75
7. 15 43
8. 59 30
9. 14 28
10. 27 25
11. 37 25
12. 02 23
13. 61 18
14. 55 17
15. 09 17
16. 12 17
17. 11 11
18. 03 11
19. 10 11
20. 54 10
 
EA3CI   SO SSB HP   866,4922013-07-14 12:28:35
Thanks.
 
OHØX   M/S HP   3,470,5032013-07-14 12:30:35
This was our second year in a row of operating IARU as a two-man M/S. This year
we set an improved score target of 4 Mpts, but we ended up falling short of
last year's score. The 2012 IARU was plagued by an X-flare whose
"greetings" arrived once the contest was under way, whereas this
year's edition seemed to just have poor conditions in general, at least from
our northern location.

Just about the only highlight came on Sunday morning with good high-rate
sporadic-E openings to central and southern Europe. Thus it turned out that our
hard multiplier work on Saturday wasn't needed in the end, but since you never
know how it's going to be, you have to devote some time to those Saturday ESP
QSOs on 10m and 15m :) We just about achieved our HQ mult target, but fell
short about 20 ITU zones as a result of poor propagation. It turned out to be
mostly an EU QSO party with a DX percentage of only 20!

Thanks to the Brändö Island Group (OH2BH, OH2PM, and OH2TA) and the Radio
Arcala team for this opportunity. Thanks to all for the QSOs!

Kim & Toni
 
VE3BR   SO Mixed LP   539,7002013-07-14 12:37:35
Radio: Ten-Tec Jupiter
Antennas: 5 band hexbeam @ 40ft & DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band
Vertical
Software: N1MM 13.7.1

This was my return to the IARU contest after 5 years absence. How I have
survived without it is a mystery inside a riddle wrapped in an enigma shrouded
in secrecy. Summer propagation patterns have faded in my feeble memory and I
had to re-learn a lot, in the process still missing loads of mults that I
expected to make. Or, just maybe, my antennas were not good enough to hear
them. (This prompted me to consider moving to the ocean side 100+ acres
property with phased vertical arrays, stacked monobanders and assorted
beverages.) My "band by band" assessment of conditions: 160 m - no
resonant antenna & no comments (still made a few "local" QSOs),
80 m - sucked, 40 m - unexpectedly good, 20 m - reasonable, 15 m - sucked, and
10 m - sucked big time. All in all: excellent contest! Enjoyed it very much!
Thanks for all the Qs. One final comment to those who needed many repeats and
still mis-copied my callsign (sometimes in ways I thought impossible): please
consider moving to a large ocean side property with phased vertical arrays,
stacked monobanders and assorted beverages...
 
OQ5M(ON5ZO)   SO CW HP   1,914,6962013-07-14 12:41:49
More fun than expected!

73 / CU
http://www.on5zo.be/
 
N5ZO   SO CW HP   153,7472013-07-14 12:46:56
1st time ever connected all my stuff acquired over the years with 2 amps for
SO2R setup here at home and purpose was to debug any issues and also start
using and testing gear like my K-3 which needs to travel with me during fall
contest season.
Found several small issues to solve in future for SO2R, and also found 1 clear
bug in latest N1MM release related to TU/log key functionality and when I
reverted N1MM to older release problem went away.
I operated 6 periods for total of 7.5 hrs and went for Qs with total disregard
for any mults or score. It was also 1st time using my low small tribander at
this QTH and I was impressed how it worked out.
WRTC test stations were generally quite weak compared to bigger stations from
NE, but quite equal on signal strength with few exceptions.
Radios: K-3 and great old FT-1000MP from 1996
Amps: 2x Alpha 87A
Antennas A3S up 30 ft + Big Stepper vertical
Tnx for QSOs, 73
Marko
 
W1FJ   SO CW HP   142,8032013-07-14 12:52:18
Triband/wires just got on to give out a few Qs. Right hand in a splint because
of some surgery made keying and mousing a challenge
 
WS7L   SO CW HP   88,3502013-07-14 12:57:51
Condx not nearly as good as last year so even the addition of a Yagi on 20
meters did not improve the QSO count. Rates were good at times (for me) with
best hour about 60 and peak rate of 180, but they just didn't sustain as long.
And I did not hear even a peep on 10 meters. But I had fun anyway, and it was
nice to have some HQ stations call in during my runs. I like this one ... it's
fun being able to work everyone.

K-Line, R-6000 vertical, 3-el 20 m at 10 m height.
73 and thanks for the Q's,
Carl WS7L
 
EF8S(OH2BYS)   SO CW HP   3,856,9602013-07-14 12:59:38
No Troubles this Time. More Time than a whole Week to climb and configure. The
only Thing to improve is the Skills of the Operator, no QSOs after ARRL/CW in
Februari. It was then maybe too easy to collect Multipliers instead of
batteling in the QRM of the Pileup. Thank You again!
P.S. In the Rawscore are some Multipliers like R1, R2, ... that Wintest do not
understand!! The Score will maybe rise a little bit...
 
VE7XF   SO CW HP   128,1322013-07-14 13:01:19
15m was so poor that I didn't even check 10m.
Mostly playing around, S&P, with one ear on 6m.
I need a better 160m antenna.

K-line, Steppir, wires.

Ralph, VE7XF
 
OH6LI(@OH6LI/OH4A)   SO CW HP   2,434,2122013-07-14 13:01:21
Not much DX this time.
The usual great summertime openings simply did not happen.

Had some good runs and some less good periods as the set plans did not happen
in real life.

No problems staying up full 24 hours this time.
Systematic gym exercises minimum once a week for over a year really improves
the score creating capability in many ways.


Contest room temperature at floor level was 26C when starting, 32C when
finishing.
Water+juice+soda consumption was 2.7 liters.
All juices and sodas with real sweeteners, minimaizing artificial chemicals.

Three cups coffee. Brewing the coffee forced some time off the chair. That was
mostly welcome in the wee morning hours.

Contest diet was some sugar free candy, two small pieces dark chocolate, some
corn nachos and some cashew nuts.
No glutein, no lactosis.


Thanks all for all the contacts. Hear you in 2014.

Thanks to my whole family for helping me with preparations, letting me use the
family summer home for the weekend and for the greatest possible
after-the-contest BBQ dinner I got as I woke from my two-three hour postcontest
nap.


73.
Jukka OH6LI (@OH6LI/OH4A rural QTH)
 
W8ØHT   SO Mixed HP   9,5852013-07-14 13:02:46
Had to relearn how to write the F1 thru F13 data for CQing (black lettering) and
F1 thru F13 for S&P (blue lettering) since refreshing my N1MM Logger
program, but its pretty self evident after a while spent on getting the desired
messages to come out. Lol. Enjoyed 15 meters, but 20 and 40 were not good.
Enjoy seeing my HP station and tribander (up 55) perform well for most
contacts. John, W8"Old-Horse-Thief" for those with old memory's like
mine.
 
KV8Q(@W8ERD)   SO CW LP   529,4082013-07-14 13:12:43
First of all, my thanks to Bob, W8ERD, and his wife, Judy, for allowing me
to operate from their home. I was there last year for the same event and
they didn't even flinch when asked if I could come back this year. Judy even
had coffee and a birthday cake for my wife when she came to pick me up.
They are very kind people. Thanks also the the DELARA Contest Team.
As Bob and I were getting setup for the event, we found a rather serious,
show-stopping computer issue. Bob put out an e-mail to the group and we
had plenty of suggestions and ideas. Everything came together to allow me
another CW contest experience with aluminum at 80' for 40 through 10 meters
and real good antennas for 80 and 160. Lot's better than my lil' G5RV.
After using the same setup last year, I did some analyzation on the log and
developed a plan. It worked but Ol' Sol didn't really cooperate very much.
We had some decent E-skip on ten which helped the QSO total; but, DX
wasn't anything to speak of. The basic plan was to be more aggressive and
it seemed to work. I had some nice runs, especially on 40 meters at 0100Z.
What a thrill!!! I am always willing to 'test' someone's BIG antenna farm.
Thanks for all of the Q's and I'll look for you all next year. 73 - tom
KV8Q
 
K5OT(@K5NA)   SO CW HP   1,321,1402013-07-14 13:24:39
My sincere thanks to Richard K5NA and Susan K5DU for the opportunity to use
their fine station this weekend. It had been a long time since I used
WriteLog, and Richard's refresher course Friday evening was sorely needed by
this fat-fingered OT.

73,
Larry K5OT
 
XR1J(XQ1UIC)   SO SSB LP   32,8102013-07-14 13:31:59
GOOD CONTEST...

73'S
 
AA1K   SO CW HP   21,0802013-07-14 13:34:37
After 14 years in this QTH, I began a total dismantling of the station a few
days before the contest ahead of a total rebuild of the shack. All the rotor
and sitching boxes were already out but managed to get on two bands for a
couple of hours. Conditions sounded good.
73/Jon AA1K
 
W9QL   SO SSB LP   9,6002013-07-14 13:41:32
Purely a part-time single band effort this year. Band conditions were
challenging, to say the least. See you next time.


Dave
 
K1LT   SO CW HP   868,2242013-07-14 13:49:43
I wanted to enter the 2013 IARU contest as a full time participant,
but I had to miss the first hour or so to drop my daughter at the
rendezvous point for a day-trip. Also conditions at the start seemed
somewhat poor which contributed to my somewhat indifferent attitude.
Around noon I noticed the cheap, low, fixed beam was not working and I
took about 40 minutes to fix it.

Saturday afternoon saw better rates and I kinda got into the full-bore
spirit and I began to close in on last year's QSO count. The late
afternoon 20 meter peak was very nice and the first sweep across 40
meters before dusk was also productive. I was able to maintain
butt-in-chair until about 0600Z an then my dedication wandered off. I
took the fatal nap, and that was the end of that contest.

High band conditions seemed blah while the low bands were pretty good.
The static seemed more evident on 40 than 80 or 160 but it was pretty
low for summer. I got to 160 a bit late and only found a couple of
Europeans, although their signals were surprisingly strong. Around
0300Z the static on 160 rose dramatically in a short time which ended
the fun on that band.

I'm still getting used to the Alpha 8410. It works well, but it is
very, very loud. I find myself adjusting my operating patterns to
favor S&P which calls for less transmitting and therefore less
high-speed blower noise. Since the blower goes to high-speed based on
a temperature difference of only about 5 degrees, I'm thinking that if
I arrange to "feed" cool air to the amplifier's air intake, maybe
the
blower will stay in low-speed mode most of the time. Of course, the
blower goes to high speed in order to greatly increase the volume of
air to maintain that 5 degree difference, so the slow moving cool air
will have to be quite cold to have the same effect. Any suggestions?

Equipment: Elecraft K3 & P3, Alpha 8410, Cushcraft X7 at 60 feet,
Cushcraft A3S at 30 feet (fixed), quarter wave ground mounted vertical
on 40, 65 foot tall "tee" on 160 with surrounding cage wires for 80
meters. Lots of radials, Beverages and phased short verticals.
 
SEØX(SMØMDG)   SO CW HP   1,246,3062013-07-14 13:54:10
The contest got off a slow start because of logging problems. Ditched the log
experiment and went back to N1MM after 20 contacts.

Propagation was not the best making the start even slower. Some nice DX was
found in the QRM, but no real lucrative runs with NA. The good news was that EU
contacts didn't dry up until the final hour so I was busy anyway, the result was
just a little low on the point-o-meter compared to my plan.

The final score is just above the SM record, but I am sure mine will be the
lower score after log checking and score reduction.
 
KØOU   SO Mixed QRP   228,8722013-07-14 14:02:55
My program does not divide the mults between Zones and HQ's so I have them all
listed under Zones. Not much DX with QRP. A few more Q's and mult's over last
year makes for a little better score, although I spent more time in the chair.
Had fun and made sme neat contacts. Let's do it again next year. TNX for the
Q's.
 
K9YC   SO CW QRP   105,3662013-07-14 14:04:38
I ran assisted, with the goal of boosting my DXCC QRP totals, so this will put
me in the M/S category. All S&P. I made a few SSB Qs, but quickly decided
it was a waste of time. Conditions are still pretty stinko, but I still managed
about two dozen Qs into EU on 20M, and even EA8 and PY on 40M. This brings my
QRP DXCC count up to 65. Worked all but two of the VK, ZL, UA0, and BA stations
that I could hear on 15, 20, and 40, also DU on 40. Guess that means the
antennas work.

Thanks to all the great ops who pulled me out of the noise.
 
VA3RKM   SO CW QRP   22,5502013-07-14 14:10:16
KX3, 5w, verticals and wires. It was good that the low bands came through in the
evening. The high bands were awful here for most of the day. The low bands were
as quiet as they can be in mid-winter. Worked 20 DX entities on 40m, including
Cyprus and Senegal. I appreciated the patience of so many ops who asked for
many, many repeats to make the contact!
 
N4DU   SO CW HP   508,7252013-07-14 14:14:12
500W into wires and A3S at 45 ft. Thanks for the qso's.
 
VA7ST   SO CW HP   231,8402013-07-14 14:23:49
I think K7RF (Oregon) and I had very much the same experience with our similar
antennas and Northwest locations. We even shared the same highlight: VP8NO
called in on 40M at 1050z.

This far north, only the KW + big antenna European stations were workable on
40, 20 and 15M. Nothing heard anywhere on 10M, and I listened often.

Score is way down from recent years, and my worst high-power attempt yet. Who
ever thought solar max would look like this?

Thursday evening prior to the contest, I had an opportunity to join a UBC
alumni visit to the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory near Penticton,
BC. I met Dr. Ken Tapping, director of the solar flux monitoring program, and
thanked him for the work he does. It was very neat to stand under the small
antenna that gathers the 10.7-cm signals, knowing how important those data are.
If you have the Feb. 2013 QST, that's the gear on the front cover.

Thanks for the contacts through such unsettled conditions.

-- Bud VA7ST

Year Qs Pts. Mult Score (claimed)
---------------------------------------
2013 664 2016 115 231,840 -- 53 HQ SOCW (HP)
2012 836 2644 140 370,160 -- 62 HQ SOCW (HP)
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)
 
K4BAI   SO Mixed HP   1,038,4322013-07-14 14:25:56
FT1000MP, Alpha 781 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, inverted vee, tee vertical. High bands
were poor. Little long distance DX to eastern Asia. Only two JAs worked on
40, but could hear a lot more who couldn't hear me calling. Lots of fun.
Thanks for all QSOs. Hope for better conditions for the contest and WRTC next
year, although some of the WRTC test stations did very well. 73, John, K4BAI.
 
WB8JUI   SO CW LP   13,1812013-07-14 14:35:59
Very limited time due to tornado/storm clean up in Bellevue. Things are still a
mess in town but fortunately no injuries reported.

Power was finally restored at 0030z Sunday after being out since 1900z
Wednesday afternoon. Minimal damage at QTH other than lots of trees, car
window, and bent 5BTV. Surprisingly the 160 meter Inverted L weathered the
storm.

Most contacts made running generator after yard clean up was finished Saturday
afternoon.

73 - Rick WB8JUI
 
9A/S5ØB   SO Mixed LP   25,3602013-07-14 14:36:04
My first IARU ever! Works couple of hours in holiday stile from holiday camp
near by adriatic see in Croatia. Mny visitors....make some ham presentation!

- IC 706MK2G
- home made vertikal 40-10m
- n1mm and laptop

73 de Borut 9a/s50b
 
EC5CR   M/S HP   866,5022013-07-14 14:45:46
Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ
3,5 LSB 15 17 1 14
7 CW 127 437 4 3
7 LSB 118 331 12 27
14 CW 118 376 3 3
14 USB 437 1353 20 23
21 CW 219 687 5 3
21 USB 438 1354 18 21
28 CW 8 20 1 1
28 USB 74 186 5 18
Total Both 1554 4761 69 113
Score: 866.502
 
M3W(G4FAL)   SO Mixed HP   835,5382013-07-14 14:57:18
Was planning 24 hours but wasn't feeling very well so had a nice long sleep in
the middle. Missed DX on 160m & 80m as a result.
 
W7WA   SO SSB HP   1,500,2762013-07-14 15:00:09
Just a handful of European qso's made on 40, 20 & 15, all S & P. It has
been a few years since the IARU HF weekend has had low polar absorption.

73 Dan
 
VA3RAC   Headquarters HP   1,243,9442013-07-14 15:06:11
This was a bit of a last-minute effort. When it appeared that there were no
other volunteers interested in organizing an RAC HQ station this year, I
reserved the VA3RAC call sign for the contest and recruited Dave and Chris to
help out. We set up a distributed multi-multi with N1MM Logger, using a free
Hamachi VPN to network the three computers at our home stations. It was very
easy to set up; thanks to N2IC for the tip that led us to adopt this method.
Apart from the lack of face-to-face contact, we were able to operate the same
way as if we had all been at a single multi-op station, but without having to
abandon our families for the weekend. We did suffer some limitations compared
to a full-out contest setup: one of us only has antennas for 40m and up,
another has only wire antennas, and the output powers from the three stations
were not as high as some (800, 500 and 300 watts). We all prefer CW over phone,
so the bulk of our contacts were on CW.

None of us was full-time, but we managed about 36 man-hours of total operating
time. About halfway through the contest, one of the computers lost partial
contact with the other two; he could see our QSOs and messages, but we saw no
more QSOs from him, although we never lost contact with each other. As soon as
he rejoined the network a few hours after the contest, our logs all synched up
nicely, so nothing was lost. Since he could always see what bands and modes we
were on, he was able to avoid doubling up with either of us on a band-mode.
However, the other two of us were unaware of the QSOs he had made after that
point, so we ended up making a number of duplicate contacts. Our apologies to
the stations we called for dupes. We suspect the problem was caused by using
DHCP-assigned local IP addresses instead of static local addresses.

We won't win any prizes or break any records, but we had fun.
 
K7HBN   SO CW QRP   31,2362013-07-14 15:10:06
Lots of 1 pointers. KX3 performed admirably. It was fun in spite of the fact I
was running a power level just slightly higher than the average "K"
index for the weekend. 73 de HBN
 
CT4DK   SO SSB LP   45,4232013-07-14 15:15:14
CT4DK's Contest Summary Report for IARU-HF
Created by N3FJP's ARRL IARU HF Contest Log
Version 3.2 www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 173
Total Points = 45.423

Operating Period: 2013/07/13 14:48 - 2013/07/14 04:39


Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
80 0 4 0 4 2
40 0 42 0 42 24
20 0 53 0 53 31
15 0 63 0 63 36
10 0 11 0 11 6
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 173 0 173 100



Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
USA 16 9
Italy 15 9
Federal Republic of Germany 11 6
Ukraine 11 6
Spain 10 6
Bosnia-Herzegovina 7 4
Cyprus 7 4
European Russia 7 4
Romania 7 4
Brazil 6 3
France 6 3
England 5 3
Serbia 5 3
Croatia 4 2
Czech Republic 4 2
Poland 4 2
Austria 3 2
Canada 3 2
Chile 3 2
Greece 3 2
Hungary 3 2
Bulgaria 2 1
Lithuania 2 1
Netherlands 2 1
Saudi Arabia 2 1
Slovenia 2 1
Switzerland 2 1
Venezuela 2 1
Argentina 1 1
Aruba 1 1
Asiatic Russia 1 1
Belgium 1 1
Canary Is. 1 1
Colombia 1 1
Egypt 1 1
Finland 1 1
Guatemala 1 1
Latvia 1 1
Macedonia 1 1
Madeira Is. 1 1
Moldova 1 1
Montenegro 1 1
Norway 1 1
Portugal 1 1
Turkey 1 1
United Arab Emirates 1 1
US Virgin Is. 1 1



Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
EU 123 71
NA 21 12
SA 14 8
AS 12 7
AF 3 2
 
W7YAQ   SO CW LP   517,5482013-07-14 15:27:48
Conditions overall were poorer this year than in 2012. Europe never opened very
well, and only managed 43 EU QSOs compared to 83 last year. We can only dream
about all those HQ mults from out here on the West Coast. Although operating 2
more hours this year, my total score was down about 10 percent. QSO count was
976 versus 985 in 2012, and mults 177 versus 183. Average score per QSO was
2.996 this year versus 3.164 in 2012.

Activity level was helped by the WRTC Test Stations. I worked 23 of the 25
WRTC Test Stations, missing only N1JD and W1MA. Worked 10 stations on 80M, 5
on 40M, 20 on 20M, and 9 on 15M for a total of 44 QSOs. Contacted K6ND, NJ1F,
and W1UE on 4 bands. Test Station signals seemed equal, except on the higher
bands where I may have worked some with their beams toward EU.

We had a very nice all night opening on 20 to VK/ZL, Southeast Asia and Japan.


All in all an excellent contest, spiced with the challenge of unique July
condx.

73,
Bob W7YAQ
 
PJ4LS   SO CW LP   221,6932013-07-14 15:45:53
Started late in the morning with very bad conditions on all bands.
My rotator did not work, so LPDA antenna directed NE!
In the afternoon conditions improved and this made it a lot of fun to take part
in this contest.
Several hick-ups on WINTEST, but solved the problems.
Thanks to all stations and my new K3 for doing the good work.
See you all next contest.
73, Hans / PJ4LS
 
VK2CZ   SO SSB HP   22,5642013-07-14 16:02:06
Just a part time effort again for this event given commitments to finding myself
a job. With half the log filled in a single run, and the other half using swoop
and pounce, I managed a great cross section of the many HQ stations and
band/zone combo’s. The 10m band was a little surprising with nothing locally
audible (maybe no-one was on), but select stations in EU and Japan were very
strong. The 15m band was open long path more than short path toward EU and
that is something very peculiar in my experiences from Sydney. The 20m band
was pretty live non-stop, but only short periods where many of the smaller
stations were workable. Sadly, I had no operation on the lower bands this
year, simply a 10/15/20 operation this year.
 
W8FN   SO CW HP   73,5362013-07-14 16:04:57
This was my first IARU test operation in a good many years. I put in only a few
hours S&P as there were many more interesting things to do on a summer
Saturday. The lack of "fun factor" wasn't helped by my bad antennas
and pretty poor conditions on the high bands. Maybe next year will be a little
bit better.
 
N9AUG   SO CW HP   108,3842013-07-14 16:16:15
Yaesu FTdx-5000, VL-1000. A3s, G5RV
 
KB4KBS   SO CW LP   2882013-07-14 16:30:37
Only thirty minutes until the computer crashed...

Wish I could have played more.
 
VA7DZ(@VE7RUV)   M/S HP   200,6992013-07-14 17:12:54
This bizarre contest continues to force a single QRP op using a dipole and
Skimmer to compete against a multi-op setup using legal limit power, a farmful
of yagis -- and Skimmer.

The governing body really ought to stop penalizing innovation, the spirit of
amateur radio. Failing that,maybe they could explain their reasoning, if any.

End of rant.
Anyways, it was fun this year - lots of NA, SA and Asia, but very few EU here
on the West Coast. Many very good ops and we never ran out of folks to work.
[Are zones the same thing as IT in the N1MM score Summary? Hope so.]
 
N1UR   SO SSB LP   740,8962013-07-14 17:18:54
It was not to be this year from the North East for LP SSB. Congrats to Mark,
W4SVO, for not only the win but likely a new SSB LP USA record. Its
fascinating how different the approach is from the North East vs Florida. In
the North East, if you are not running EU, you are losing. And so it was. EU
was just not to be had in great numbers for this one. On my win last year, I
ran EU from the outset and virtually never stopped. Mark proved that you can
run even more of the 3 pointers and win as long as you keep the mults up. And
I grabbed the same mults as last year but he found even more.

I was still shaking off some jet lag this weekend and ended up crashing a
little early (probably lost 100k points because of it). But it would have made
no difference in this outcome.

73

Ed N1UR
 
KZ5D   SO CW HP   1,019,4702013-07-14 17:47:36
This is one of my top 5 favorite contests. It's somewhat like a marathon trying
to stay awake and operate 24 consecutive hours, and you earn points for
contacting everyone. As N3BB pointed out, during the daytime, it was mostly a
domestic contest, and after dark it turned into a DX contest. Propagation
always takes an interesting twist in this contest. Nice to have a good 10 meter
opening, but amazing how good 80 was here. Most interesting event-P33W and P3N
both called me simultaneously on 40. Even the DX has to wait at times. (P33W
won the jump ball and I worked him first.)

Rig: K-3 with Acom 2000-A. One tower with Force-12 2 element yagi from 40 to
10, plus half slopers for 80 and 160 on the same tower. City lots present
challenges for us all.

Thanks to all for the Qs and the many who we worked on several bands.
 
VA7KO   SO CW HP   204,4742013-07-14 17:49:03
Hi All,
I'm not happy with my score. Had to struggle through local noise.
Thanks for all those in my log. Appreciate you calling me and hearing me,
despite the noise. Special thanks to Jim 9V1YC and John 9M6XRO and a couple of
JAs on really noisy 40m who answered my CQs in the last few minutes of the
contest. Really appreciated the Qs.
See you all again in the next one.
73
Koji VA7KO
 
K6III   SO CW HP   7,9652013-07-14 17:54:49
Casual ops.
 
KØVXU   SO CW HP   58,7302013-07-14 17:55:40
Great fun but too little time to operate. Just a couple of quick spurts.
Conditions were not bad on 15 and 20. Unfortunately, I have a high line noise
on 40 meters and could only hear the really loud signals. Thanks to all who
gave me a QSO. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did.
 
YS1/NP3J(JA6WFM)   SO CW LP   383,5372013-07-14 17:59:45
TS-480SAT 16m long wire ICOM AH-4
N1MM
see you next contest
de JA6WFM
 
WW4LL   M/S HP   717,1622013-07-14 18:23:38
Great time with great group of ops. Good to have Ted, KN5O and Paul, N4PN here
for this one!

Conditions so so and early on, seemed like we were running in a QSO Party but
got better. Weren't aggressive enough in going after the mults at times, but
other than that, was a good effort. Q count a little better than last year,
but mults down about 25% as was the overall score.

Thanks to all of the participants for a fun weekend.

73'...Fred, WW4LL
 
KE4CQ   SO SSB LP   48,1682013-07-14 18:30:04
I enjoyed the short time working the contest. I think I enjoyed 15 meters the
most as it was less crowded and the Q's were there. First contest with the new
tower and KT36XA. Look forward to doing it again next year!

Kevin, KE4CQ
 
N4FP   SO CW LP   3,7122013-07-14 18:44:20
Limited time. Flex 3000, 100 watts to 22' Flagpole thru SG-237 at base, all
bands.
 
K6GHA   SO SSB LP   100,1222013-07-14 18:51:24
For some reason I feel am always looking it the wrong direction for ‘the
opening’ in conditions. Unassisted LP is that way for me, and for 10m and
Japan this year. Neither produced in this event. I had hoped to equal the Japan
contacts made last year at least, to push up my modest score, and with a
pitifully small number, I feel I left a high number of contacts unmade looking
at last year’s totals.
Someone said the conditions were stinko. I think I’ll agree, but notice that
some others posted good scores. Summery… more to learn, and there’s next
year.
 
K9NW(@K9UWA)   SO Mixed HP   1,138,2602013-07-14 18:57:12
Fun time, even with not-so-great DX condx. Spent too much time trying to make
DX stuff happen on bands where DX stuff just wasn't going to happen.

Band/mode sweep with W1AW/4. Missed NU1AW/3 on 10 SSB.

The WRTC test stations all sounded good in NE Indiana.

Thanks for the QSOs!


73, Mike K9NW
 
NX6T   M/S HP   648,0242013-07-14 19:09:26
Conditions not too good the first half of the contest but we made
up for some lost ground the second half. 10 Mtrs was sparse and 15 not much
better. We were done 250 Qs from 2012. Had a nice run on 80 mtrs early Sunday
morning. Too much noise on 160 to yield much of anything. 20 mtr SSB was best
yield for Qs.
K3, ACOM 2000A, 2 EL 40 Yagi @ 78 Ft - 2 3 El SteppIR Yagis, @70 FT & 40
ft
80 Mtr Coaxizl Stub Broadband Dipole and 160 Dipole, both at 70 ft Apex.
 
VK2PN   SO CW HP   137,3402013-07-14 19:18:23
Operated only close to ten hours. Had antenna/coax problems and had to shut
down while having fun.
Condx on 40 very good from down here. The 20 m and 15 solid performers,
however ten m poor.
 
W5RU(K1DW)   SO CW LP   25,2912013-07-14 19:20:26
Great contest.. wish I had had more time...
 
9M4CC(9M2CQC)   SO SSB HP   272,7482013-07-14 19:25:42
I should have catch more sleep before the contest. Thanks for all the QSOs.

73, Sion, 9M2CQC
 
HI3LFE   SO CW LP   26,5362013-07-14 19:30:07
Radio: Yaesu FT-900
Antenna: Dipol G5RV
 
K2LE(@K2LE/1)   M/S HP   1,179,6502013-07-14 19:37:45
Lots of computer problems..
 
XV4Y   Headquarters LP   202,7702013-07-14 19:42:00
Condx were below average and 10m openings very shy. Using only simple
antennas...
 
AL9A   SO CW HP   6,0502013-07-14 20:44:48
Band conditions were poor, but the biggest problem was my preparation for the
contest. Spending the previous 4 days with my 8 year old grandson at Cub Scout
Camp was fun, but definately a bummer for being "razor" sharp for a
contest! After a few marginal runs I decided I had too many chores waiting for
me to spend any more time trying to dig a few new ones out of the mush.
Hopefully next year will see better propagation and better date selection for
Cub Scout Camp on my part!
 
N7OU   SO CW LP   3,8002013-07-14 20:49:01
Operated from my car on Rocky Butte, Portland, Oregon.
 
K7IA   SO CW HP   227,1782013-07-14 21:13:09
Lots of action and good fun despite QSB and heavy QRN on the lower three bands,
presumably due to T-storm activity in Western US. New Mexico's monsoon season
began 7-10 days ago, and although it contributed heavily to the QRN, it put our
Silver Wildfire all but out (it began by a hot lightning stroke five miles from
our QTH a month ago).

High points:

Swapping greetings with old friends, including Classmate, Scott, busy at the
key of NU1AW/3;

Discovering that one can indeed change "temporary " breadslicer shunt
capacitors on shunt fed 80 and 160m towers with proper vacuum variables one and
two days before contest time and have them actually work! Well, the jury is
still out for 160m--nothing but QRN heard on that band;

Receiving V51YJ's response to my CQ on 40m. His signal was barely above the
local noise, and he very patiently honored my many requests for repeats until
he made the QSO happen. Thanks Andy! Long live the DX Code of Conduct!

Many thanks also to those who began a contest exchange in noisy conditions and
didn't abandon it until either the QSO was in the logs or one of us said
"SRI."

73, dan
 
K5ER   SO SSB HP   430,6512013-07-14 21:36:53
My eighth time in this, one of my favorite contests. Edged out my previous best
by 1500 points. Still way behind the leaders, but had a good time.

Bands seemed really odd this year. 100% domestic for first 45 minutes when
a YB and JA both called me within minutes. I've never had 20 open to there at
that time of morning. Again back to domestic with only about 10 DX worked until
almost 17:30 when the gate to EU finally opened. The JA window, which usually
happens between 3-6pm local in Louisiana didn't happen until after midnight.
Worked more VK's than usual, but that was also only after about 05:30Z.
Although 40 was good Sunday morning, 20 was again late to open as I got only 8
EU contacts between 5-7AM local. Seemed that for the entire contest, the
"regular" openings were about 6-7 hours behind their usual times. In
the South, we also depend on a strong 10 meter opening to Central/South
America. Only had 4 domestic and 7 DX on 10, so it was a bust.

Other than strange band condx, nothing broke, score increased over last
year, and had a good time, so can't complain. Thanks to all for stopping by and
making it a fun weekend.

73,
Mark, K5ER
 
K6CSL   SO CW LP   17,0402013-07-14 21:50:08
Conditions were really rough. Last year I did 192x43=30,024. This year compares
closer to 2010(125x38=15,636) and 2011(128x43=13,0720. The differences seems to
be in QSO point values. The highlight was BU2AV(Zone 44) as my 2nd QSO on 20
Saturday at 14:26Z. The first time I have worked Taiwan. So 1 new country. IARU
is always a fun event, but I sure hope conditions are better for WRTC next year.
Last year I worked 6 of the WRTC Test Event stations, for which I just received
paper QSL cards in the mail this week. I assume there were test stations on
this year, but I never heard any, much less worked any. It's getting really
hard to find real contest enthusiasm when it seems there is a deterioration of
propagation due to solar conditions virtually every weekend all this year. TNX
to the KB'ers who gave me points in this event. Bert, K6CSL
 
WN6K   SO CW LP   281,7102013-07-14 21:52:28
This was once again TWO contests wrapped into one... first to see how many
points you could amass in the contest period of 24 hours...second one was to
see who could STAND to last that long....

The 1st 12 hours were challenging in that conditions were sooo bad but we kept
at it thinking 'this will pass - this will pass..." and the second 12
hours did provide some wider openings. I heard some EU stations on 20 but the
solar flutter was so bad that they could not get calls straight and it was just
better to move on and work ten other guys plus a chance of a mult. East coast
gang did not have to go so close to the polar path and once again, mult
advantage goes to them.

From last year, (I only spent a few hours) it was a bigger effort but I think
very down in conditions... Next year's WRTC/IARU might be ok as the group will
be on the water's edge for EU/AF contacts and good thing that they are not
going to be out here in SDG area.

Worked a lot more on 80m than I expected but it was quieter than I would have
thought in the summer and I could hear those that heard my p-nut whistle sigs.
Good thing too as 40 was long and short and pretty frustrating to hear EC
working EU although I did manage a few mults from that area.

W7YAQ was SO/LP/CW and had about 2x the score so being north was probably a
better deal.

OK enough whining - see everyone in the next one....come on Fall!!!

WN6K, Paul
 
RM3F(UA3DPX)   SO Mixed LP   1,061,5002013-07-14 23:02:43
Desided LP expirience before RRTC (20.07.2013). At night had to go sleep a bit
for been very tired of work previous week. Anyway injoyed much LP!!
73! Andy UA3DPX
 
KL2A(@KL7FH)   M/S LP   74,9082013-07-14 23:29:29
Holy Mosquitoes!

First, thank you to KL7AA and the Radio Clubhouse for the use of the equipment
and of special note and thanks to Corliss (AL1G) and Chris (KL9A) for the use
of Frank's cabin (KL7FH) west about 50 miles from the famous Dan Robbins, KL7Y
QTH.

What a treat to be able to operate last minute from such a quiet location, no
pun intended ;-)

If you are familiar at all with the write ups from KL7Y, WL7E, NL7G, KL9A,
etc., from years ago you will recall and well know about the very quiet (we
hear all of you working guys) and dismal conditions. This was the weekend for
it! I have read a few northern (KL7, VE7, W7) stations remarks and the common
thread is - worst ever conditions - -...results- I can
second that.

306 and 6 Q's in 24 hours with Stacked Yagis!

I operated solo but about half way through I realized I could use packet and
call this M/S, and did.


The KL7AA loaned station consisted of a K3, microKeyerII, Bencher, and Heil
headset. It truly was plug and play. Thank you to them.

KL7AA.NET for more info on what this club is doing. Huge state, very few
people and talent to cover it. Lots of potential here for this club.

KL7FH Memorial Station is a three-stack of TH7s, and a Hi-Tower for 40/80 and
a
QTH I understand well based on years at KL7Y. This QTH could be even better.



HOLY MOSQUITOS STORY:

To bring the mosquitoes comment full circle for those of you untested in the
land of marsh and summer in the north, do imagine this:

You are walking in to a remote cabin after loading your arms with firewood
from
the truck in a winter wonderland in January at midnight, the dry snow blizzard
is blowing hard so thick it is like a smoke following you in the the doorway
blowing and sending white flakes throughout the couch, chairs, flood of the
lights and the rest of the the room, the radio weather man can be heard from
within the cabin alerting the residents of this rural region of the major
storm
clamping down with a vengeance, and to take cover NOW...

Now, translate this to IARU.

First, you are in the truck with the windows sealed tight and find yourself
focusing on strategy for the shortest path from the truck to that door 15 feet
away! You realize the plastic tub behind the seat will expose your bare legs
below the shorts for the few seconds it takes to lean over and pull that tub
to
your arms. The bug -dope- is applied. You calculate the time it
takes to unlock the door for the first time ever (it's not your cabin) as you
open the door and re-think -where did I miss with the bug dope?- --
maybe the neck line or the back of my arms!

You hoist the tub, slam the door, waddle to the door (as you are carrying a
power supply, HF radio and peripherals) and softly drop the tote below the
door
knob. You look swat the -birds- around your head while reaching with
the other hand into your right pocket for a quick grab on the key and pull out
a golden key, slide it in and the door opens. Quickly you lift the tote, take
two steps into the cabin and turn to slam the door!

As you do in slow motion you see the CLOUD of mosquitoes flood into the cabin
with you just like that snow storm of dry cold-smoke of snow flakes. 100's or
more are now in the cabin with you while you set up for... IARU!

Welcome to summer in Alaska, where many say it is the worst mosquito year in
memory, apparently they work in tandem with the universal ionospherics.

Have a great summer,

73 KL2A
http://about.me/KL2A
 
KØVBU   M/S LP   103,4942013-07-14 23:36:46
Condx marginal. Limited time, and precious few EU.
Forgot that there is no SOA category - so defaulting to M/S Low Power.
Still nice to hear all the activity. Thanks for the Q's!
73, Bill K0VBU
 
USØHZ   SO SSB LP   163,6022013-07-14 23:37:55
RIG: FT 2000
ANT: 1/2 Vertical romb 162m long 40m high

73 Stan US0HZ
 
YT1AD(YT3W)   SO CW HP   1,337,7722013-07-14 23:45:27
Without antenna's for 160 & 80 meters :-(
 
HB9ARF   SO CW LP   661,4402013-07-14 23:45:27
K 3 100 Watts

Antennas Force 12 C-4s and Inverted L

73's
Phil
 
RT3F   M/S HP   2,374,5962013-07-14 23:49:55
Information on our website http://goo.gl/WXW3K
 
WA8HSB   SO CW QRP   3,9562013-07-15 00:16:24
Decided to take a stab at a single band effort given the available time. Thanks
for all the QSOs. 73, John
 
LY7Z(LY2TA)   SO Mixed LP   1,310,0002013-07-15 00:22:54
TNX QSO's
QSL via LOTW

73! Andy LY7Z
 
ET3AA   Headquarters HP   383,9852013-07-15 01:09:52
THIS WAS OUR FIRST CONTEST AND WE HAD A LOTS OF FUN.WE ALSO WANT THANK Mr KEN
CLAERBOUT(K4ZW) WHO ASSISTED US DURING THE CONTEST.
 
R7AT   SO CW HP   579,9752013-07-15 01:32:14
73! Victor R7AT
 
R7AW   SO CW HP   1,608,0062013-07-15 01:39:49
73! Sergej R7AW
 
SP2LNW   SO CW HP   1,061,4242013-07-15 01:45:08
Tnx for Qs, 73 Slaw
 
MDØCCE   SO Mixed HP   119,2802013-07-15 01:46:39
I came home the previous week from a trip abroad with the worst flu I have had
in years. Most of the contest was spent in bed, with only 4 hours total in the
fray. Still, it sounded like a lot of fun and I wish I could have been in for
the whole 24 hours!
 
WX9U   SO CW HP   289,1612013-07-15 01:56:49
Getting too old to work an 8 hour shift ending an hour before the start of the
contest. As a result my effort was part-time with lots of naps during the 24
hour period. Very little Asia on 20m and 40m. 80m had a good EU opening but
local QRN/WX made Qs difficult.
 
CN8KD   SO CW LP   956,2002013-07-15 02:27:48
Is my first IARU HF Contest on CW. Propagation was up and down .
Thanks to all participants.See you next year.
 
IR4X   M/S HP   3,833,1482013-07-15 02:37:00
After switching back and forth for a few weeks between a MS and a bunch of
SOAB-MIX-HP/LP entries, the dust settled on Monday b4 the contest when one of
the involved stns for SOAB operations had a trouble that couldn't be fixed in
time.

Lots of fun despite heavy qrn on Sat evening due to t-storms moving from North
(I3) down to South (I4). The only frustrating moment was hearing many callers
from NA/AS on 20mt ssb buried in the noise.

No tech issues besides having to restore the RBN connection every two minutes
when operating on some bands due to RFI into AP antenna.

Somewhat limited main antennas due to undergoing works outside. No in-band 2nd
antenna to enable non stop rx, just old style muting solution.
Considering all of the above, it was surprising to see us being just 30k behind
UZ2M around 6z Sun morning.
After that our NA advantage dried up and limited antennas, lack of in-band non
stop rx, worse eu skip on 10/15m and z29 advantage (3 pt/qs vs. 1 pt/qs where
the main activity area is located - z28)....just left us watching UZ2M flying
away and building a 500k lead by the ctest end.

Due to the last minute choice to enter MS and the delayed data transfer over
WLAN 5ghz link due to RFI, we decided to forget about posting to cqcontest.ru.
Hopefully next time.

73

Matt aka IZ3EYZ
 
DF1LX   SO Mixed LP   12013-07-15 02:55:02
Based on the rule, that no cluster/skimmer is allowed and 10min. to stay on one
band I break the rules and my log is only a checklog.
 
HG7T   M/S HP   2,786,7242013-07-15 03:52:46
Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM
 
W1END   SO CW LP   26,4602013-07-15 03:56:28
It was fun chasing the HQ stations. Conditions were not so hot until late
Saturday afternoon when things picked up on 20M. Did a lot better last year.
Thanks to all for an enjoyable day. Eldon - W1END
 
VE3MGY   SO CW QRP   55,6052013-07-15 04:08:23
Just a casual part time effort but always lot's of fun. Very surprised to see
80M and 160M so quiet in July ( -109 dbm to -115 dbm in a 300hz bw on the full
size verticals ) and it was appreciated - especially with the Beverages down
for the summer.
 
KG5VK   M/S HP   194,5442013-07-15 05:46:56
could not manage to keep the Butt in the chair for the full 24
band condx seemed strange first 12 hours
had fun
steve
KG5VK
 
RV9UP(@UA9UR)   SO Mixed LP   1,356,2642013-07-15 05:56:51
I reached the station a half an hour after the contest had begun. First QSO was
logged at 12:43. So next 23 hours was a race catch last year result. Grabbed
just the tip of the tail. 110K points less.
 
EA8/DL3FCG   SO CW LP   513,9802013-07-15 06:26:54
Next year I will bring an antenna for 80m and 160m too, hi. Amazing to generate
a runrate of 110+ Qs/hr even with a small station of FT857 and G5RV antenna in
one direction. Thanks for all all the contacts. Greetings from Tenerife/Canary
Islands. 73 Mike
 
K1ZD/WRTC   M/S LP   1,337,3562013-07-15 07:35:33
 
EA5ICU   SO SSB HP   1,368,1952013-07-15 08:23:09
drake l7 1kw
4el 10,15,20 m.
inv.vee 40,80,160m
 
OH/MØCFW(JK3GAD)   SO Mixed LP   749,1282013-07-15 08:23:38
Not many DX during the weekend, heard no WRTC prep stations except K1GQ. Only Es
openings on Sunday morning produced decent rates.

Thanks to Seppo OH1VR for organizing two contest operation during the weekend.
(OG1M MSHP and OH/M0CFW SOLP) We had nice summer weather, food and drinks.

73 Kazu
M0CFW, M5Z, JK3GAD
 
SP9LJD   SO CW HP   1,826,6462013-07-15 08:28:50
First time full time CW in this contest a lot of fun. Tnx fer all QSO's and
sorry for troubles with some others. I had very strange QRM sometimes over S9
on 10 and 15m. Finaly I reached the best SP result in OPEN category apart SN0HQ
of course.
I hope next year I will be able QRV using SO2R setup.
 
N2GA   SO CW LP   338,5422013-07-15 08:31:20
This was my first contest at my home QTH since Superstorm Sandy hit on October
29, 2012. The entire first floor of my home was under 3 1/2 feet of water
during the flooding and had to be rebuilt. We're almost done with the
rebuilding process but it took a tremendous effort. The station was set up on
a temporary basis just for the IARU contest until the radio room is completed
later this year. Hopefully this is the first of many contests to come from home
again!

I'd like to thank K2DO, KA2D, N2MUN and WB2OQQ for help rebuilding the antenna
and station in the week prior to the contest. Without their assistance I would
not have been able to operate.

Antennas: 10/15/20 - Force 12 C3S @ 45 feet
40 - rotatable dipole @ 45 feet
80/160 - Alpha Delta sloper with top @ 30 feet sloping down to 8 feet.

I only spent 13 hours on the air as I had to work in our motorcycle training
business on Sunday morning. Conditions were poor at the start but got
progressively better as the day went on. I had a nice run on 20m CW Saturday
afternoon local time.

Thank you to all the fine operators and headquarters stations that participate
in this contest. Your operating skill was very apparent on the bands!

73 and CU in the next TEST!

George N2GA
 
N1YWB   SO SSB QRP   22,6562013-07-15 08:41:10
HQ mults included in zones (NA log doesn't break it out).
 
ED3X   M/S HP   2,676,2752013-07-15 08:48:26
A lot of fun with this contest. It was a plug and play contest, setting up the
station in 1:45 min and desmantelling in 45 min.
Big storms Saturday afternoon generated a lot of noise in the bands. 10m
residual and without a bid propagation conditions to USA.
The Skimmer machines and propagation conditions de-balance this contest to the
CW part of the party.

73's
ED3X
 
N9GG   SO CW QRP   62013-07-15 09:33:16
One watt on 40 meters to ramshackle antenna
 
IB1B(IW1QN)   SO SSB LP   799,1202013-07-15 09:42:55
SO2V (Single Operator 2 VFO)

Very Tired and NOT Satisifed.
I operately ALL The contest like S02V with all 2 VFO's ative on my Headphone.
At Sunday Morning was very tired and I miss 3 Hours of Contest.
 
WI9WI   SO CW HP   240,6902013-07-15 10:17:21
From the cabin in northwest Wisconsin, zone 7. Home is in zone 8. Don't rely on
your prefills. I could sense a lot of ops double clutching when I sent 7 and
not 8. Got quite a few repeat requests.

Pretty much the NAQP, July version. 83% NA QSOs (569 US, 55 VE, 12% Europe,
only 18 SA QSOs and 3 Asia. Without knowing their calls, managed to work 17 of
the 25 WRTC test stations for 36 QSOs. A couple of hours of nice rates.

73

Jim
 
ES5RW(@ES6Q)   SO SSB HP   2,005,9302013-07-15 10:18:55
Roughly the same score though conditions were down from last year. Just a
handful of North Americans. Had some PA issues that forced me to use radio B as
the main radio from time to time.

Thanks for the Q's.

73, Rein
 
VA2EN(@VE2NGH)   M/S HP   147,7772013-07-15 10:20:45
Very poor band conditions this year.
 
K8BL   SO Mixed LP   48,5522013-07-15 10:47:31
Just playin'.
 
XP1AB   M/S HP   411,9702013-07-15 11:08:17
Not to good condition here in the midnigth sun, and inside the auroa belt.
 
W7QN   SO CW LP   21,1682013-07-15 11:30:07
Antennas were mobile whips. No 10 meters here was dead this year.
 
YTØHQ   Headquarters HP   19,673,2682013-07-15 11:32:16
1.8 cw Tornjos YT5Z : YT5Z YU7CM
1.8 ssb Goc YU1CF : YU1CF YT1MI YU1QW YU5ZM YT1MW
3.5 cw Bobovo YU5R : YT1HA YU6DX YU9DX YT3PL YT2FSG
3.5 ssb Paracin YT1AA : YT1AA YT3E YT7WM YT5CT
7.0 cw Pozarevac YU1DW : YU1DW YU8A
7.0 ssb Borca YT0A : YU1XX YT5T YT1WW YT2RA YU2CZV
14 cw Crna Bara YU7AV : YU7AV YU7FN Z36W YT6W
14 ssb Sevojno YT9X : YU1ZZ YU1JW YT1CW YT1RW YT8T YU1UN YT1BD
21 cw Cicevac YU1KX : YU1KX YU1MM
21 ssb F.Gora YT7Z : YU7EE YU7SK YT7MFJ YT7EL YT1T YT9T
28 cw Pozarevac YT5W : YU1AU YT7AW
28 ssb Rautovo YT2T : YT2B YT1BX YU8YL YU8NU YU2EA

Team manager YT0HQ 2013 Maxa YU1MM
LOG checking YU1RA YU1ZZ


73
Milan YU1ZZ
 
KN4Y   SO CW LP   20,7002013-07-15 11:32:55
Limited operating time and not real good band conditions made for a low score.
Did not hear a JA.
 
W4GV   SO Mixed HP   121,9922013-07-15 11:57:34
Part time effort. Had a funeral to go to Sat afternoon/evening. Also, had
meeting at church nSun so I even got decent sleep Sat night. In general, band
condx were poor but since I was part time, I could usually find contacts.
Nothing really amazing about the score but I must give our two US HQ stations
(w1aw/4 and nu1aw/3) credit - they made their presence known. Worked both a
bunch of bands/modes.
Station - FTDX-9000D, Alpha 9500, Mosley Pro67B, 80 meter dipole w/ Ameritron
ATR-15 Tuner, microHam DigiKeyer II, MFJ Voice Keyer, Heil Pro Set Elite,
WriteLog Ver 11.11C
 
W1UE/WRTC   M/S LP   2,198,7002013-07-15 12:16:58
We were a WRTC2013 Test Station, so the "Zones" above is really a
country total, and the Total Score total is generated using the WRTC point
structure.

Greg W1KM and I again competed in the 2nd WRTC Station Test Drive at Myles
Standish State Forest, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Not much to say on the
antennas- everyone had the same tribander, tower, and dipoles. Inside, though,
the station was a little different.

We borrowed a set of 403A BPFs and Triplexer for 20/15/10; as they are designed
to handle 2500watts, the hardly noticed our 100w transmitters. What was most
impressive was the Rx isolation; on Saturday night, I was running Europe at
14000.5, and KM was running Europe on 7000.5. We were like this for about 1/2
hour, when he asked me if he was bothering me. I said no, then looked at the
frequencies. I tuned up, and his 2nd harmonic was an S5. Now, I know we were
using 100W, and the 40M signal was going through a W3NQN BPF and in addition
to
the 403A Triplexer/BPF that I was using, but still, the antennas were only 6 ft
away from each other. Interstation interference was non-existent for this test;
it was like we were each a single op as far as that went.

The contest started slowly; we could never get much of a run going. We
struggled to work a lot of the Europeans; S6 Europeans regularly CQed in our
face. The "Last 10" meter, at least on 20/10M, never got above 100,
save for a brief 20 minute stretch on 10M SSB. While our game plan was to
concentrate on CW, we found ourselves alternating frequently between modes and
bands in an attempt to keep the rate up. I was also aware that we came in 2nd
last year because we didn't work enough mults on 10 & 15M SSB, so we also
wanted to avoid doing that again this year.

Finally, about 2000Z, 20M opened well into Europe. For the next 4 hours I put
300 Qs in the log; I sat on 14002.13 and just kept chugging away. About 2245
KM went to 40M, and over the next 6 hours he put over 300 Qs in the log. After
European sunrise, we were back to working anything we could, struggling to keep
the rate up. During the last 2 hours, both 20 and 15 opened a little bit to
Europe. Every Q was a struggle, and calling CQ was generally unproductive. We
still managed to find 5 more mults in the last hour.

Taking the station down was anti-climactic; after all that hard work, it wasn't
fun. After completing my duty at the Warehouse, I finally got home about 5pm,
not having slept since 6AM the previous morning. Almost felt like being a SO
during CQWW! Thanks to all for the fun time, and to everyone for the Qs.

Dennis W1UE
 
DL9JON   SO Mixed HP   5,6442013-07-15 12:19:00
Nice short-skip on 10 mtrs. Worked some new HQ-Stns (JT and HB9) and a lot
wellknwown contest stations.
73's from Heiko, DL9JON (CW-operator at DM100MGY in 2012)
 
AD1T/WRTC   M/S LP   1,028,7522013-07-15 13:28:15
AD1T operated as a WRTC test station. The Zones listed in our score are DXCC
Countries. The Total Score represents WRTC scoring, not IARU.

Remember back, to your younger days, when it was fun to stay up all night. Not
so much anymore... I think I have recovered enough to be at least somewhat
coherent in my writing. But I'll let the reader be the judge of that.

The operators listed were members of a Site/Operator Team for the 2013 WRTC
Station Test. We were joined by Bruce - WA1YZN, who assisted with site setup
and tear down.

Our designated site was a beautiful farm in Pepperell, Mass. Access from the
road was very easy. The town, and more importantly, a Dunkin Donuts, was less
than two miles away.

Based on the schedule given to us by the N1SV Beam Team, we decided to meet on
site at 10 AM Friday morning. Thanks to Brian - W1BP, for delivering out site
equipment and saving us a trip to the Northern distribution center.

Les and his crew showed up about noon and went to work. Once the tower location
was confirmed, we set up the tent, tables, generator and bathroom facilities. By
1430 the tower was up with its full complement of antennas... Cycle 24 TX38
Tribander and Inverted Vs for 40 and 80. Sometime before 1600, we had all of
the radio, antenna filtering/switching and computer equipment set up and
tested.

Equipment:

Elecraft K3
Navigator USB Interface
Schurr Paddle
Heil Proset

Icom IC-746Pro
MicroKeyer II
W2IHY EQ Plus
Bencher Paddle
Heil Proset

Array Solutions SixPak
Dunstar Triplexer w/20-10 Bandpass Filters
40 Meter Homebrew Bandpass Filter
80 Meter 1/4 Wave Shorted Coax Stub

2 laptops with wired network
N1MM Logger

A couple of us decided to head home for the night while 3 of the team stayed on
site. By 7 AM Saturday morning, all the ops were back and ready to go.

I've included a Cabrillo File Analysis from K5KA (SK) and N6TV so I won't go
into a "play-by-play"... but I will make a couple of points.

All of the equipment performed flawlessly all weekend. Neither of the computers
lost connection with each other and N1MM didn't even hiccup. The Dunestar
Triplexer/Filters were amazing and even our homebrew 40 Meter filter did its
job. At one point, early Sunday morning, with N1KWF on 40 and me on 20, I came
across an S9 signal and it took me a second to realize it was our call...I was
right on the 40 Meter second harmonic. Tuning a few hundred Hz on either side
and it went away. This is pretty impressive considering that the antennas were
less than 10 feet away from each other.

Sometime during the test, with the K3 on 40 and the Icom on 80, AE1P noticed
that the K3 was showing a high current alarm...which I don't understand since
I'm not a K3 owner. It happened when he keyed down AND the 80 Meter radio was
key down. As installed the 40 and 80 Meter Inverted Vs were 90 degrees to each
other and fairly close where they crossed.. We changed the 80s orientation so
they were parallel to each other...broadside to EU...problem solved...

Doing some post contest RBN analysis shows that the antenna system, somewhere
around 45 feet high, does a pretty respectable job... Not only Stateside but
into Europe as well.

None of our group had operated the IARU contest much in the past so really
didn't know what to expect. K1CC, one of the ops from last year's test had told
me that it can be pretty slow into EU when the contest starts. Oh...you can hear
then alright...they just are too busy working each other. I kept telling the
group...this is normal...this is normal...but it still was very frustrating. It
gets you to thinking that this is going to be a LONG 24 hours.

But it really didn't seem all that long and 8 AM Sunday came...contest over.
After doing all the computer housekeeping and saving the logs in as many places
as is humanly possible, we started to dismantle the stations and site...which
went a lot quicker than setup.

I was thrilled to be a part of this test in preparation for WRTC 2014. I liken
it to driving the Indianapolis Oval or playing the Augusta National course
before the "pros" show up. We had a great crew and a giant thanks to
our Team Captain, Neil - AE1P!

Doug - K1ZO

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

CALLSIGN: AD1T
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CATEGORY: MULTI-TWO ALL LOW MIXED
OPERATORS: AE1P K1QX K1ZO N1KWF W1WWW

** CW ****** Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y **************

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 0 13 0 0 13 1.0
1300 0 0 0 21 22 0 43 4.4
1400 0 0 0 0 44 4 48 8.2
1500 0 0 0 8 2 20 30 10.6
1600 0 0 0 20 46 0 66 15.8
1700 0 0 0 28 41 1 70 21.3
1800 0 0 0 4 39 2 45 24.9
1900 0 0 0 55 0 0 55 29.2
2000 0 0 0 74 13 4 91 36.4
2100 0 0 1 50 15 0 66 41.7
2200 0 0 13 74 0 0 87 48.5
2300 0 0 48 54 0 0 102 56.6
0000 0 8 74 4 0 0 86 63.4
0100 0 39 72 0 0 0 111 72.2
0200 0 74 46 0 0 0 120 81.7
0300 0 26 7 0 0 0 33 84.3
0400 0 20 22 0 0 0 42 87.6
0500 0 7 5 12 0 0 24 89.5
0600 0 21 0 7 0 0 28 91.7
0700 0 14 12 0 0 0 26 93.8
0800 0 5 8 0 0 0 13 94.8
0900 0 4 8 5 1 0 18 96.2
1000 0 0 12 10 1 0 23 98.0
1100 0 0 5 17 3 0 25 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 218 333 456 227 31 1265


** PH ****** Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y **************

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 0 1 16 0 17 7.3
1300 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 9.9
1400 0 0 0 14 0 0 14 15.9
1500 0 0 0 0 9 0 9 19.7
1600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.7
1700 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 20.2
1800 0 0 0 16 0 1 17 27.5
1900 0 0 0 0 15 0 15 33.9
2000 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 36.1
2100 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 37.8
2200 0 0 6 0 2 0 8 41.2
2300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41.2
0000 0 0 0 18 0 0 18 48.9
0100 0 0 0 12 0 0 12 54.1
0200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54.1
0300 0 0 20 11 0 0 31 67.4
0400 0 0 0 27 0 0 27 79.0
0500 0 6 11 2 0 0 19 87.1
0600 0 0 5 5 0 0 10 91.4
0700 0 2 5 2 0 0 9 95.3
0800 0 1 6 1 0 0 8 98.7
0900 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 99.1
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99.1
1100 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 9 54 116 51 3 233


-------------- 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 0 0 0 12 15 0 27 27 1.8
1300 0 0 0 23 24 2 49 76 5.1
1400 0 0 0 14 44 4 62 138 9.2
1500 0 0 0 8 11 20 39 177 11.8
1600 0 0 0 20 46 0 66 243 16.3
1700 0 0 0 29 41 1 71 314 21.0
1800 0 0 0 20 39 3 62 376 25.2
1900 0 0 0 55 15 0 70 446 29.8
2000 0 0 0 74 18 4 96 542 36.3
2100 0 0 1 54 15 0 70 612 40.9
2200 0 0 19 74 2 0 95 707 47.3
2300 0 0 48 54 0 0 102 809 54.1
0000 0 8 74 22 0 0 104 913 61.1
0100 0 39 72 12 0 0 123 1036 69.3
0200 0 74 46 0 0 0 120 1156 77.3
0300 0 26 27 11 0 0 64 1220 81.6
0400 0 20 22 27 0 0 69 1289 86.2
0500 0 13 16 14 0 0 43 1332 89.1
0600 0 21 5 12 0 0 38 1370 91.6
0700 0 16 17 2 0 0 35 1405 94.0
0800 0 6 14 1 0 0 21 1426 95.4
0900 0 4 9 5 1 0 19 1445 96.7
1000 0 0 12 10 1 0 23 1468 98.2
1100 0 0 5 17 5 0 27 1495 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 227 387 570 277 34 1495

Gross QSOs=1520 Dupes=25 Net QSOs=1495

Unique callsigns worked = 955

The best 60 minute rate was 141/hour from 0135 to 0234
The best 30 minute rate was 156/hour from 0135 to 0204
The best 10 minute rate was 210/hour from 0135 to 0144

The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 6 times.
4 QSOs/minute 31 times.
3 QSOs/minute 102 times.
2 QSOs/minute 256 times.
1 QSOs/minute 523 times.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 5
4 745
5 537
6 183
7 16
8 4
9 3
10 2

------------ 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 0 155 157 152 141 27 632 42.3
28 0 15 63 105 34 0 217 14.5
07 0 16 36 78 27 2 159 10.6
06 0 6 20 60 11 0 97 6.5
29 0 0 12 42 7 0 61 4.1
04 0 11 23 13 2 0 49 3.3
27 0 1 11 20 7 0 39 2.6
37 0 1 7 7 6 0 21 1.4
09 0 1 8 5 5 0 19 1.3
11 0 1 3 4 6 0 14 0.9
18 0 0 0 12 2 0 14 0.9
15 0 2 7 4 1 0 14 0.9
39 0 0 2 4 2 0 8 0.5
URE 0 1 2 2 1 1 7 0.5
14 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0.5
CRC 0 1 2 1 2 0 6 0.4
RSGB 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.4
REF 0 0 2 2 1 1 6 0.4
DARC 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.4
ARRL 0 2 2 1 1 0 6 0.4
IARU 0 2 2 2 0 0 6 0.4
36 0 1 0 3 1 1 6 0.4
12 0 1 0 4 1 0 6 0.4
SRS 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.3
ZRS 0 0 2 2 1 0 5 0.3
RCA 0 0 1 2 1 1 5 0.3
PZK 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.3
OVSV 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.2
FRR 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.2
USKA 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.2
RAC 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.2
ARI 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0.2
10 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.2
BFRA 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.2
61 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.2
LRMD 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
HRS 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
VERON 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
R2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
17 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
SRAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
UARL 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
02 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
03 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
LABRE 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
RCU 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
RAAG 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.1
ARABS 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
46 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
FRC 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.1
ERAU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
13 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
EDR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
FMRE 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
0W 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
21 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
MRASZ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
SSA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
RCCH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
NRRL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
RSM 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
CARS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
62 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
53 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
59 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
LCRA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 227 387 570 277 34 1495

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 657
2 bands 165
3 bands 94
4 bands 28
5 bands 11
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 0 77 148 323 103 6
 
K9DR   SO CW LP   4622013-07-15 13:30:52
Too many family distractions, antenna problems and poor conditions. Hope to
have antenna issues resolved soon, but can't do much about the other.
 
N3BUO(@WA5FWC)   M/S HP   805,1752013-07-15 13:35:47
Condition were weird. Had a long run of JA, YB, VK at 2 am the surprise was two
P29's and the odd one was a TK from Corsica all during the same period. The
biggest surprise was a V51 call me on 40 meters. Only had 5 Europeans on 80
meters.
Dave N3BUO
 
ZW2HQ   Headquarters HP   4,350,2162013-07-15 13:40:46
Operadores: PR7AB, PR7AE, PR7AR, PR7AYE, PR7DZ, PR7HR, PT7MM, PT2BAT, PT2FE,
PT2OM, PT7MM, PY7XC, PT7YV, PY8AZT.

All station on ITU Zone 13 representing LABRE.
 
KK6JA(@KD6IH)   M/S HP   120,0292013-07-15 13:55:09
Thank you for all the Qs everybody. We were struggling about the condition but
it was very fun for us.
 
KH6LC(NH6V)   SO SSB LP   1,355,1322013-07-15 13:55:28
Now, I'm not quite sure which hurts the most: getting my head run over by a
Jeep, or operating a phone contest. The important thing is that I'm alive and
back on the air working my friends! Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle,
motorcycle, or ATV.

Score is down about 10% from last year. Very sporadic E on 10 meters. Low bands
were much quieter this time.

Highlight was working N1UR on 80, with both of us running <150W. Nice job,
Ed!


73 & aloha,
Rob, NH6V

www.KH6LC.com


Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Mults Total
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1200 104 104 104 6 6
1300 116 116 220 8 14
1400 3 17 20 240 14 28
1500 1 1 28 30 270 11 39
1600 160 160 430 6 45
1700 66 1 67 497 2 47
1800 32 32 529 3 50
1900 1 31 2 34 563 8 58
2000 6 46 52 615 1 59
2100 88 88 703 4 63
2200 50 17 67 770 4 67
2300 32 33 65 835 1 68
0000 12 42 54 889 8 76
0100 44 1 45 934 10 86
0200 15 13 10 38 972 11 97
0300 174 174 1146 3 100
0400 119 12 131 1277 4 104
0500 112 112 1389 4 108
0600 64 33 1 98 1487 12 120
0700 2 46 48 1535 8 128
0800 2 4 33 39 1574 12 140
0900 10 32 1 1 44 1618 12 152
1000 5 41 46 1664 6 158
1100 2 50 15 67 1731 6 164
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 2 23 229 755 616 106 1731 164

Unique callsigns worked = 1380

The best 60 minute rate was 178/hour from 0306 to 0405
The best 30 minute rate was 196/hour from 0338 to 0407
The best 10 minute rate was 246/hour from 0344 to 0353

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 3 times.
5 QSOs/minute 24 times.
4 QSOs/minute 58 times.
3 QSOs/minute 151 times.
2 QSOs/minute 257 times.
1 QSOs/minute 394 times.

There were 52 band changes and 8 (0.5%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.


Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
06 1 6 52 199 198 66 522 30.2
08 2 36 274 143 455 26.3
07 3 21 135 136 6 301 17.4
45 1 67 30 39 12 149 8.6
02 3 14 13 2 32 1.8
04 1 6 10 7 24 1.4
44 4 11 5 2 22 1.3
15 5 7 3 2 17 1.0
11 1 6 7 1 15 0.9
54 1 4 8 2 15 0.9
50 3 5 5 1 14 0.8
61 1 1 7 1 1 1 12 0.7
12 2 8 10 0.6
55 1 2 3 4 10 0.6
14 1 6 1 1 9 0.5
10 3 4 1 8 0.5
01 1 4 1 6 0.3
65 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.3
49 3 3 6 0.3
IARU 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3
JARL 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3
RCA 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3
09 1 1 2 4 0.2
03 3 1 4 0.2
PARA 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
ARRL 1 1 1 1 4 0.2
64 1 1 2 4 0.2
59 2 1 1 4 0.2
RCCH 1 1 1 3 0.2
RCU 1 1 1 3 0.2
34 2 1 3 0.2
51 2 1 3 0.2
R2 1 1 2 0.1
AC 2 2 0.1
32 2 2 0.1
CRSA 1 1 2 0.1
FMRE 1 1 2 0.1
13 1 1 2 0.1
NZART 1 1 2 0.1
R3 1 1 2 0.1
36 2 2 0.1
ORARI 1 1 2 0.1
63 1 1 2 0.1
60 2 2 0.1
RAC 1 1 0.1
27 1 1 0.1
62 1 1 0.1
KFRR 1 1 0.1
SRR 1 1 0.1
CTARL 1 1 0.1
ARSI 1 1 0.1
FRC 1 1 0.1
RCV 1 1 0.1
SRS 1 1 0.1
ZRS 1 1 0.1
39 1 1 0.1
ARI 1 1 0.1
28 1 1 0.1
HRS 1 1 0.1
58 1 1 0.1
35 1 1 0.1
WIA 1 1 0.1
VARC 1 1 0.1
33 1 1 0.1
57 1 1 0.1
KARL 1 1 0.1
23 1 1 0.1


Worked on 6 bands:

W7WA


Worked on 5 bands:

NU1AW/3 V73MZ W6YI WH7DX
 
K7BX   SO CW LP   14,6402013-07-15 14:04:52
Poor conditions, worked only on 20m.
 
NA8V   SO CW LP   331,7762013-07-15 14:46:49
I have been fighting a chest cold for the past week. that plus the dismal high
band condx led me to take time off - generally at bad times. I had had high
hopes for this one as condx had been quite good a few days before. Oh, well.
I still had a lot of fun.

Worked one EU on 10, hrd another. the usually realiable late afternoon opening
didn't materialize.

Worked only 37 EU on 15 and no JA/UA0.

20 was open all day but not very well. the nighttime opening wasn't there for
me. was some solid condx to the Pacific. Worked BY and a couple JA at the
start, but again no UA9/0 and all those zones.

40 had loud signals from EU but didn't seem to be a lot of activity. Could do
nothing running dx.

80 likewise had some good signals but not a lot of them.

Didn't have an antenna up for 160, used my 80 antenna and managed to get a few
mults.

didn't really have much luck CQing into the US. Must have tried at the wrong
times or maybe not enough.


greg/na8v
 
EC5AN(@ED5O)   SO SSB HP   1,211,1682013-07-15 15:29:32
THANKS to all URE CAMP DE MORVEDRE Suport.

EC5CR thanks...
 
ZW5B(PP5XX)   SO SSB HP   3,248,8502013-07-15 17:27:00
Contest : IARU HF World Championships
Callsign : ZW5B
Operator : PP5XX
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator (SO)
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State : 15
Operating time : 24h00
Club : ARAUCARIA DX GROUP

BAND QSO DUP ITU HQ POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 26 0 5 18 42 1.62
40 447 3 33 29 2033 4.55
20 847 2 38 34 4043 4.77
15 809 5 31 34 3791 4.69
10 427 1 25 28 1905 4.46
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 2556 11 132 143 11814 4.62
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 3 248 850

Nice propagation this year, but hard competition.

Happy to work from ZW5B station again.

Thank you Atilano PY5EG to let me use his Super Contest Station.

See you all on the WAE test.

73s Peter 3D2XX / PP5XX / PQ8XX / PY5XX / PYØFM / PT9ZZ / PY5CC
GG53qw Itapoá - SC - Brazil
ARAUCARIA DX GROUP MEMBER
DXARC Club Colombia Member
ARRL MEMBER
ZW5B Team.
PT5T Team.
PWØT Team.
PTØS Team.
3D2C Team
ZXØF, PTØF, PXØF, PUØF Team.
HKØNA Malpelo 2012 Team Member.
CW5R 2010 Team.
 
KEØG   SO CW QRP   12,0402013-07-15 17:36:44
K3/10 at 5 watts to a pair of 74' broad-band dipoles up 50' and fed with
balanced lines and tuners. One N-S, one E-W, can switch to either one, or
both. Thanks for your copy of my QRP. 73, C U down the log. Dan, ke0g
 
JF1SQC   SO CW HP   1,126,3052013-07-15 17:55:37
It was very good propagation on 15m + 20m in the early half,
whereas falled down too low in the latter half.
I was depressed that I could get only a few contacts with Zone 8 friends...
Thanks to all HQ's efforts.
Sei, JF1SQC/KH0DQ
 
W1UJ/WRTC(@NZ1U/P)   M/S LP   1,222,9552013-07-15 18:48:16
A fantastic weekend!
I will try and provide as much detail as possible for traveling teams and
rookie volunteers in 2014.

The listed operators were involved in complete setup and tear-down of the W1EQ
and W1UJ WRTC 2014 test session in Wrentham, Massachusetts. K1RAX and K1ZE
operated from W1EQ/WRTC entirely, and included as part of the WRTC/Barnstormer
Team.

N1WK K1EBY and W1UJ picked up the equipment for field deployment early Friday
Morning and arrived on-site (W1UJ/WRTC) at 0915EST. Figuring out layouts and
new tools brought the complete install time to ~1300EST when we started at the
W1EQ site- Around the same time K1RAX brought back a Party Pizza and Grinders
for an important lunch.
The W1EQ/WRTC site was complete at 1500EST.

**Packet was used** We were connected to the KB1H Cluster Node, and I must
admit- Skimmer has better accuracy than the human skimmer, Almost like there
were purposeful bad spots, this seems like an excellent way to 1) discourage
packet use and 2) catch cheaters that log calls and not listen for accuracy.
Another disadvantage with packet is wasting time in the packet pile-up trying
to compete with QRO stations from the field with 100w.

Packet use was decided when an internet connection/air card was necessary to
provide Dave KM3T access to a local computer for remote control and access to
the Rasberry Pi hardware that was responsible for score reporting. The fix came
to us past midnight EST, but it remained failure-free for the duration.

Radios; 2x K3 and 2 Lenovo Laptops running N1MM WRTC Test version.
A WRT54g was used to wirelessly network the 2 computers. Security was used on
the wireless link. Both laptops' and a spare had static DHCP leases programmed
against their Network card MAC addresses. The RasPi with WRTCware was plugged
into a LAN connector. This network was error free for the duration of the
event.

One Laptop was Window 7 and the other was XP, both running N1MM Logger. Both
K3's had serial PTT and both had USB-RS232 GUC232a adapters. Full sized
keyboards were used and no mice, the laptops had touch-pads if mouse action was
req'd. Every couple of hours, there would need to be a 'reset radios' sent to
N1MM since the freq on the PC would be off 5khz or off many MHz on different
bands. This may have been RF, but it was random and both stations exhibited
the same symptoms on any band.
I feel if it was RF it was from the 'other' stations TX.

For antenna switching- A KK1L Relay box and controller with clearly labeled
manual switching rotary knobs and indicator lamps- The unused relay terminals
are terminated automatically with 51 ohm resistors. The Dunestar triplexer and
filters were used- K1ZE observed a 20-30 watt output loss through the
Triplexer/filters- at W1EQ/WRTC- I did lose some pileups to WRTC test stations
not using the triplexer/filters and lost at least one multiplier that could not
hear me but heard another WRTC station- I am not saying 100% that it was the
filters, it just felt that way after K1ZE's report----

On initial installation of the relay box, the barrel-type power jack failed and
we hard-wired 12vdc directly under the hood of the controller switch.

The antennas worked well. The tribander has large front to side and small
front to back. Perfect for this operation. The sides null some loud signals,
including other WRTC test station nearby. Could see K9ES/WRTC, and scared you
when we found his frequency, but the K3 kept all of that to a minimum= awesome
Rig!

The 80m and 40m antennas were about 2' apart while perpendicular to each other.
While rigs were on 80m and 40m, the HIGH RFI on the K3 would alert and if both
rigs were transmitting, the SWR would spike. Additional filtering may be
necessary on the low bands. Again, K3 rig powered us through this.

OK now the K3 failure and overview of events (W1UJ's Perspective (FOOD!))
Friday we setup and late-night troubleshoot with KM3T. The W1UJ camper was
on-site which provided shelter and a (poor) night's sleep for about 3 hours.
(Sunburn and snoring ham pileup!) N1WK cooked Eggs and hot sausage on the grill
for breakfast KB1H had the much needed Box O' Joe. the contest starts and we
take off running. All of us in the same boat with unofficial heat exhaustion
and little sleep, but we hoped to have alternating shifts. W1UJ and NB1U
started and switched around as needed rotating in NR1X K1EBY KB1H- NB1U
operated from K6ND/WRTC in the afternoon and N1WK and KB1H took a chance for
fresh showers and outside commitments for a few hours. K1EBY hooked us up with
local deli's roast beef sandwiches for lunch. This left NR1X, K1EBY and W1UJ to
power through the afternoon and evening- Having my first break when KB1H and
N1WK returned with some of the best Sirloin steaks and Potato salad ever! I
took this opportunity to lay down for some rest- was very nice for about 1.5
hours when I was somehow notified my K3 RX was dead! It was having intermittent
problems throughout the day requiring power cycling- etc (ERR00005 I/O error....
etc..) I worked every angle I remembered up to the 'Factory reset' option. I
did not have or remember the filters and in what slot they were in for a full
re-program, downloaded the manual and started looking... Could not get it to
work- A call to my XYL, Shana and request her to go out to the shack and fire
up the home shack computer= we were able to retrieve the latest
firmware/settings backup through remote control/logmein and email myself the
file (2hours KB1H and W1UJ working on this Sat night), loaded it up and the rig
remained error and failure free for the rest of the event. Continued to operate
through the night with KB1H until I had to crash about 330a after I hit a wall.
The rest of the event was a single operator with some rotation of OPs.

Tear down was very hot and humid, and we were all beat up. It went well as we
took care to preserve materials provided with notes on how they were packaged.
The WRTC was packed into various vehicles N1WK, NB1U, K1EBY, NR1X and W1UJ had a
convoy back to the WRTC warehouse site about 25 minutes away- W1UE's streamlined
receiving system had us all home about noon on Sunday, even a quick rendezvous
through Mendon MA to return borrowed equipment from K5ZD. When I sat down to
catch-up with XYL Shana, she said we were in the middle of a conversation when
I just stopped talking- woke up after 2 hours to wash away the layers of
bug-spray and sunblock.

--Additional notes for the future operators and volunteers---
I found a tic on me Friday night and the mosquitoes were very bad. A good
insect repellent is mandatory for your health.
--The sun is intense this time of year in New England. Although there was
overcast clouds while installing on Friday, I have a horrible and painful
sunburn. It effected my operating and could have been much worse if I did not
apply the NR1X supplied 50spf sunblock when he noticed I was red/purple.
We were much more fortunate to have mild WX conditions for the weekend while
Sunday was similar to the heat of the 2012 test, one team-mate was pointing out
his cramps and NR1X immediately suggested to drink some water and eat something
sometimes water is not enough and additional energy/vitamin drinks or food
mixed in are important along with the water.

It is important to keep an eye on your teammates. If NR1X didn't just throw me
the tube of sunblock and tell me To put it on, to telling members to drink more
water, to telling teammates to take a break. Knowing when your body tells you
that it is time to get in the shade and sit down will make for a much more
tolerable, and survivable weekend. This sunburn really stinks.

Finally, It is hard to describe how much fun it is going to battle in the field
or at the KB1H Barn with this Barnstormer Team. Sgt N1WK with the largest
contribution, effort, and drive while Capt KB1H brings us all together and all
working in the trenches with soldiers NR1X K1RAX K1EBY NB1U and W1UJ make it
all worth it.

Thanks for reading, I feel like a rock star.

Jay W1UJ on behalf of the KB1H/NZ1U barnstormers

SH5 Report
http://w1uj.net/SH5/2013%20IARU-HF%20W1UJ/

Band Mode QSOs Pts Cty HQ
3.5 CW 175 417 11 19
3.5 LSB 20 56 2 0
7 CW 295 857 28 29
7 LSB 38 113 6 2
14 CW 472 1681 44 27
14 USB 148 499 20 17
21 CW 209 603 30 28
21 USB 20 56 1 1
28 CW 42 110 6 4
28 USB 7 23 0 2
Total Both 1426 4415 148 129
Score: 1,222,955
CW = 83.7% SSB = 16.3%



Band Mode QSOs Pts Cty HQ
3.5 CW 175 417 11 19
3.5 LSB 20 56 2 0
7 CW 295 857 28 29
7 LSB 38 113 6 2
14 CW 472 1681 44 27
14 USB 148 499 20 17
21 CW 209 603 30 28
21 USB 20 56 1 1
28 CW 42 110 6 4
28 USB 7 23 0 2
Total Both 1426 4415 148 129
Score: 1,222,955
CW = 83.7% SSB = 16.3%



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

CALLSIGN: W1UJ K1RAX K1EBY N1WK K1ZE NR1X NB1U KB1H
CONTEST: IARU-HF
CATEGORY: MULTI-TWO ALL LOW MIXED
OPERATORS: W1UJ

** CW ****** Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y **************

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 7 39 21 0 67 5.6
1300 0 0 1 22 18 7 48 9.6
1400 0 0 0 47 27 1 75 15.9
1500 0 0 0 31 1 19 51 20.2
1600 0 0 0 21 39 0 60 25.2
1700 0 0 0 5 24 13 42 28.7
1800 0 0 0 14 23 2 39 32.0
1900 0 0 0 41 16 0 57 36.8
2000 0 0 0 64 22 0 86 44.0
2100 0 0 5 75 12 0 92 51.7
2200 0 0 3 0 7 0 10 52.5
2300 0 0 45 14 0 0 59 57.5
0000 0 0 59 0 0 0 59 62.4
0100 0 37 61 1 0 0 99 70.7
0200 0 68 25 19 0 0 112 80.1
0300 0 25 10 10 0 0 45 83.8
0400 0 3 23 3 0 0 29 86.3
0500 0 8 9 11 0 0 28 88.6
0600 0 7 22 14 0 0 43 92.2
0700 0 12 6 1 0 0 19 93.8
0800 0 3 12 0 0 0 15 95.1
0900 0 12 3 2 0 0 17 96.5
1000 0 0 3 12 0 0 15 97.7
1100 0 0 1 26 0 0 27 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 175 295 472 210 42 1194


** PH ****** Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y **************

Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 0 7 50 8 0 65 23.0
1300 0 0 0 15 0 0 15 28.4
1400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28.4
1500 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 29.8
1600 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 30.9
1700 0 0 0 12 0 4 16 36.5
1800 0 0 0 20 1 3 24 45.0
1900 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 47.9
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47.9
2100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 48.2
2200 0 0 0 46 7 0 53 67.0
2300 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 70.2
0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70.2
0100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70.2
0200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70.2
0300 0 12 21 12 0 0 45 86.2
0400 0 5 16 4 0 0 25 95.0
0500 0 3 0 10 0 0 13 99.6
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99.6
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99.6
0800 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 100.0
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100.0
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100.0
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 20 45 182 28 7 282


-------------- 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 0 0 7 55 20 0 82 82 5.8
1300 0 0 1 37 18 7 63 145 10.2
1400 0 0 0 47 27 1 75 220 15.4
1500 0 0 0 31 5 19 55 275 19.3
1600 0 0 0 24 39 0 63 338 23.7
1700 0 0 0 17 24 17 58 396 27.8
1800 0 0 0 34 24 5 63 459 32.2
1900 0 0 0 41 24 0 65 524 36.7
2000 0 0 0 64 22 0 86 610 42.8
2100 0 0 5 76 12 0 93 703 49.3
2200 0 0 3 46 14 0 63 766 53.7
2300 0 0 45 23 0 0 68 834 58.5
0000 0 0 59 0 0 0 59 893 62.6
0100 0 37 61 1 0 0 99 992 69.6
0200 0 68 25 19 0 0 112 1104 77.4
0300 0 37 31 22 0 0 90 1194 83.7
0400 0 8 39 7 0 0 54 1248 87.5
0500 0 11 9 21 0 0 41 1289 90.4
0600 0 7 22 14 0 0 43 1332 93.4
0700 0 12 6 1 0 0 19 1351 94.7
0800 0 3 13 0 0 0 16 1367 95.9
0900 0 12 3 2 0 0 17 1384 97.1
1000 0 0 3 12 0 0 15 1399 98.1
1100 0 0 1 26 0 0 27 1426 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 195 333 620 229 49 1426

Gross QSOs=1449 Dupes=23 Net QSOs=1426

Unique callsigns worked = 866

The best 60 minute rate was 119/hour from 0119 to 0218
The best 30 minute rate was 132/hour from 0134 to 0203
The best 10 minute rate was 156/hour from 0159 to 0208

The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 5 times.
4 QSOs/minute 11 times.
3 QSOs/minute 99 times.
2 QSOs/minute 275 times.
1 QSOs/minute 510 times.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 6
4 726
5 496
6 167
7 14
8 9
9 7
10 1

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
08 0 118 121 142 96 30 507 35.6
28 0 11 41 125 24 3 204 14.3
07 0 11 40 57 27 1 136 9.5
06 0 4 28 48 12 0 92 6.5
04 0 13 23 12 3 0 51 3.6
29 0 0 5 41 3 0 49 3.4
27 0 3 4 28 9 0 44 3.1
11 0 2 6 9 4 0 21 1.5
15 0 0 4 7 3 6 20 1.4
37 0 2 4 11 3 0 20 1.4
18 0 0 1 17 0 0 18 1.3
09 0 5 4 5 2 0 16 1.1
12 0 0 3 4 4 1 12 0.8
39 0 0 1 7 1 0 9 0.6
ARRL 0 2 2 2 1 1 8 0.6
CRC 0 2 2 2 1 1 8 0.6
REF 0 2 2 2 2 0 8 0.6
36 0 0 1 3 2 1 7 0.5
RSGB 0 2 2 2 1 0 7 0.5
IARU 0 2 2 2 1 0 7 0.5
ZRS 0 1 2 2 2 0 7 0.5
DARC 0 1 2 2 1 1 7 0.5
URE 0 2 1 2 2 0 7 0.5
61 0 0 1 6 0 0 7 0.5
SRS 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.4
HRS 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.4
OVSV 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.4
ARI 0 2 1 2 1 0 6 0.4
RCA 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.4
USKA 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.4
PZK 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 0.4
BFRA 0 0 2 2 1 0 5 0.4
02 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 0.4
FMRE 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.4
ARABH 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.3
FRC 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.3
EDR 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.3
FRR 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.3
UARL 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.3
RCCH 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.3
VERON 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.3
LABRE 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.3
RCU 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.3
14 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.3
60 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.3
10 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0.2
MRASZ 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.2
R2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.2
SRR 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.2
RAC 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.2
RSM 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.2
03 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
46 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
17 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
RAAG 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
ARM 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
SRAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
52 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
LRAL 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
NZART 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
59 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
55 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
LRMD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
CARS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
01 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
RCH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
ERAU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
05 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
BFRR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
NRRL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
TRAC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
REP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
UBA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
57 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
7000 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 195 333 620 229 49 1426

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 579
2 bands 159
3 bands 77
4 bands 38
5 bands 13
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 0 51 103 344 71 10
 
DMØB/WRTC   M/S LP   2,740,3902013-07-15 19:07:20
WRTC station and rules simulation, from EU: Two Operator - Two Radio, 100 W, no
cluster and no call data bank used. 2 x K3 (100W), 2 x W3NQN filters, 80m loop
@15m, 40m dipole @12m, 2 x tribanders (KT34/OB16-3).

The scoreboard shows DXCC instead of ITU zone multipliers. Win-Test WRTC2010
software reconizes (Moscow) zone 29 (2 points) as our own, despite 28 (3
points) for QSO points. We however worked almost equal numer of QSO's with both
zones: 597 (29) vs. 587 (28) - no real impact onto final WRTC score. This was a
test operation dedicated to the sport & fun. Our records will be sent as a
checklog to the sponsors.

Yes, we enjoyed it very much! Not an easy task to make 2203 QSO's with LP -
that's why 2/3 in CW. Only a few dozen of stations were not hearing us, but the
hardest job was to get through to some US stations on 40. On 80 we did not try
it that much. Even a relatively slow contest and modest propagation conditions,
we did have enough to do, always moving for somthing higher rate. In the first
12 hours Win and I accomplished over 1350 QSO's. Worsiest hour was 02z with
some 25 Q's, versus the best one, last hour, with 162 Q's. We were ending up in
an "explosion" on 15m with 10min-rate-hour peaking >250 Q/h and on
a good, always fruitful (~1000 Q), 20m band.

A unique experience and a very good training - "old school" approach
to contesting is very fascinating and demanding, a stuff we know only from IARU
Fielday Contests. Oh yes, we had some barbique & beers on both days, being
supported by two other OM of the Daimler Sportgemeinschaft - SG Stern Rastatt.
Thank you all for participating in the game(s)!

73 Suad DK6XZ & Win DK9IP



We worked following WRTC stations:

AA3K 20
AD1T 20 40
K1BG 40
KE1J 40
K6ND 20 40
K9ES 40
N2NT 20 40
N3AD 20 40
NJ1F 20 40
W1CLA 40
W1EQ 40
W1HH 20
W1MA 20 40
W1UE 20 40
W11UJ 20
 
NK7U   M/S HP   3,934,7752013-07-15 19:09:39
We operated full M/2 (Checklog) testing some things out for next year. Zones in
the reported score are really DXCC, and the score is accurate using WRTC
scoring. A grand total of 7% EU worked. Thanks to all the USA guys on, we
actually made some Q's. It was fun keeping an eye on the WRTC station signals
on all bands.

Thanks to Joe and Sharon for taking great care of us! It's been a while since
we operated at NK7U, and it was a great time as usual. Also thanks to K7ZO who
went over before the contest to make sure all the computers and extra radio
gizmos were working.

It was fun competing with W6YI who kept us pushing even when it was really
slow.

Thanks for the Q's!
-Chris KL9A and Dan N6MJ

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

CONTEST: IARU-HF
CALLSIGN: NK7U
CATEGORY: MULTI-ONE ALL HIGH
OPERATORS:

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1200 0 18 114 90 0 0 222 222 6.6
1300 0 0 71 111 7 0 189 411 12.2
1400 0 0 0 126 56 0 182 593 17.6
1500 0 0 0 107 73 4 184 777 23.0
1600 0 0 0 44 95 15 154 931 27.6
1700 0 0 0 49 103 17 169 1100 32.6
1800 0 0 0 102 113 10 225 1325 39.3
1900 0 0 0 60 54 7 121 1446 42.9
2000 0 0 0 54 60 0 114 1560 46.3
2100 0 0 0 45 52 4 101 1661 49.3
2200 0 0 0 62 26 3 91 1752 52.0
2300 0 0 0 67 21 0 88 1840 54.6
0000 0 0 0 51 24 1 76 1916 56.8
0100 0 0 0 89 39 0 128 2044 60.6
0200 0 0 35 72 10 0 117 2161 64.1
0300 0 12 61 67 0 0 140 2301 68.2
0400 0 14 112 63 1 0 190 2491 73.9
0500 0 81 56 15 0 0 152 2643 78.4
0600 8 36 80 3 0 0 127 2770 82.1
0700 0 27 26 55 0 0 108 2878 85.3
0800 0 0 70 51 0 0 121 2999 88.9
0900 1 16 85 14 3 0 119 3118 92.5
1000 0 59 69 0 0 0 128 3246 96.3
1100 0 58 68 0 0 0 126 3372 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 9 321 847 1397 737 61 3372

Gross QSOs=3422 Dupes=50 Net QSOs=3372

Unique callsigns worked = 2157

The best 60 minute rate was 260/hour from 1227 to 1326
The best 30 minute rate was 298/hour from 1237 to 1306
The best 10 minute rate was 324/hour from 1238 to 1247

The best 1 minute rates were:
9 QSOs/minute 1 times.
8 QSOs/minute 5 times.
7 QSOs/minute 12 times.
6 QSOs/minute 29 times.
5 QSOs/minute 90 times.
4 QSOs/minute 161 times.
3 QSOs/minute 289 times.
2 QSOs/minute 375 times.
1 QSOs/minute 354 times.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 4
4 1192
5 1114
6 984
7 33
8 35
9 6
10 4

------------ 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 1 88 197 361 250 17 914 27.1
45 0 80 243 192 69 0 584 17.3
07 2 40 83 236 150 16 527 15.6
06 3 60 107 200 42 4 416 12.3
28 0 0 10 48 28 0 86 2.6
04 1 8 17 39 8 1 74 2.2
15 0 2 18 23 25 5 73 2.2
02 0 8 18 15 0 0 41 1.2
29 0 0 0 32 3 0 35 1.0
14 0 1 4 12 13 4 34 1.0
44 0 2 6 18 2 0 28 0.8
59 0 1 16 1 7 0 25 0.7
34 0 5 9 7 4 0 25 0.7
11 0 3 5 8 7 2 25 0.7
27 0 0 1 13 10 0 24 0.7
12 0 2 5 4 10 2 23 0.7
54 0 0 9 12 1 0 22 0.7
61 0 1 6 8 5 0 20 0.6
03 0 2 2 10 4 0 18 0.5
55 0 1 9 3 2 0 15 0.4
50 0 0 9 3 2 0 14 0.4
01 0 0 4 9 1 0 14 0.4
37 0 0 2 7 5 0 14 0.4
18 0 0 1 10 2 0 13 0.4
10 0 1 2 7 3 0 13 0.4
60 0 0 6 3 3 0 12 0.4
09 0 1 4 4 3 0 12 0.4
ARRL 1 2 2 2 2 2 11 0.3
IARU 1 2 2 2 2 2 11 0.3
RCA 0 1 2 2 2 2 9 0.3
R3 0 1 3 3 2 0 9 0.3
JARL 0 2 2 2 2 0 8 0.2
13 0 0 3 2 3 0 8 0.2
R2 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.2
RCU 0 0 2 2 2 1 7 0.2
AC 0 1 2 3 0 0 6 0.2
FMRE 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.2
49 0 0 0 5 1 0 6 0.2
33 0 0 1 5 0 0 6 0.2
RCCH 0 0 1 2 2 1 6 0.2
36 0 0 1 4 1 0 6 0.2
30 0 1 0 4 0 0 5 0.1
ZRS 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.1
REF 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.1
58 0 0 2 2 1 0 5 0.1
NZART 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.1
PZK 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
PARA 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.1
RAC 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
ARI 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
OVSV 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
MRASZ 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
CRC 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
LABRE 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
39 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0.1
RSGB 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
CARS 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0.1
DARC 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
URE 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0.1
46 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
HRS 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
64 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
63 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.1
26 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
62 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
SRS 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
35 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
ARABH 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
16 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.1
LCRA 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
SRR 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
17 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
31 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
UARL 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
LRMD 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
SRAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
KARL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
FRC 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
RAAG 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
USKA 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
BFRA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
CRSA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
CTARL 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
FRR 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
VARC 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
ORARI 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
65 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
51 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
WIA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
UBA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VERON 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
20 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
NRRL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RCD 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
LRAL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
21 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
57 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SSA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
32 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
52 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
RCH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 9 321 847 1397 737 61 3372

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1494
2 bands 412
3 bands 165
4 bands 71
5 bands 12
6 bands 3

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

W1AW/4 NU1AW/3 K5OT

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 0 77 334 773 296 14
 
AD5XD   SO SSB HP   238,9702013-07-15 21:59:03
Bad band condition during the first hours of the contest meant no Europeans on
20 and especially 15 meters until after 19 z. And then what was there was
slim
pickins. Towards the later part of the contest as the K index increased
and storms moved in squirrels got to the 20m inverted "V" and left
one end dangling vertically just in time to miss working DX0HQ. 80m was a
complete bust
due to the encroaching storms and moving there later than I should have.

Milt
AD5XD
 
ES9A(@ES5TV)   Headquarters HP   3,444,1122013-07-16 02:35:28
Just having fun and testing WRTC strategies. Some nice QSYs like VK3IO to 160
while he did not believe it would be possible and 5H3EE (tnx for 6 bands!)
asking to QSY from 160 CW to 160 SSB (booming in)!:)


73
Tonno
ES5TV

ES9A
By band - By mode
QSOs (with 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 | | | | | | |168 | 2 | | 62 | | 1 |233 |
| 13 | | | | | | |173 | | 25 | 29 | | |227 |
| 14 | | | | | | |130 | 3 | 16 | 9 | 4 | |162 |
| 15 | | | | | | | |202 | 29 | 23 | | |254 |
| 16 | | | | | 20 | 1 | |143 | 24 | 17 | 6 | |211 |
| 17 | | | | | 7 | | 5 | | 22 | 74 | 21 | 15 |144 |
| 18 | | | 5 | 10 | 48 | 56 | 18 | | 51 | | 4 | |192 |
| 19 | | | 89 | 12 | 1 |157 | 1 | | 1 | | | |261 |
| 20 | 46 | | 40 | 11 | |143 | | | | | | |240 |
| 21 | 64 | 3 | |103 | | 1 | | | | | | |171 |
| 22 | | 11 | | | 95 | | | | | | | |106 |
| 23 | | | | | 95 | | | | | | | | 95 |
| 00 | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
| 01 | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
| 02 | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
| 03 | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
| 04 | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
| 05 | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
| 06 | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
| 07 | | | | | | | | 2 | 44 | 2 | | 73 |121 |
| 08 | | 1 | | | | | | 43 | 21 | 97 | |278 |440 |
| 09 | | | | | | | | 3 | 39 |126 | 39 |177 |384 |
| 10 | | | | | 1 | | | | 79 | |130 | |210 |
| 11 | | | 3 | 9 | 26 | | 24 |167 | | | 7 | |236 |
| 12 | | | | | | | 1 | | | | | | 1 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
| |110 | 15 |137 |145 |293 |358 |520 |565 |351 |439 |211 |544 |3688|

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ES9A - Continents
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
--------------------------------------------------------------
| 160 | 91.2% | | | 1.6% | 5.6% | 1.6% |
| 80 | 83.3% | | 1.4% | 0.7% | 13.1% | 1.4% |
| 40 | 81.9% | 1.1% | 1.4% | 0.6% | 13.7% | 1.4% |
| 20 | 73.4% | 11.4% | 0.1% | 0.7% | 12.8% | 1.6% |
| 15 | 70.8% | 9.4% | 2.8% | 1.9% | 12.4% | 2.8% |
| 10 | 97.0% | | 0.4% | 1.3% | 1.2% | 0.1% |
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Worked HQ

CALLSIGN | HQ | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
====================================================================
LA2RR | AC | | X | X | X | X | X | 5
HB0HQ | AFVL | | | X | X | | | 2
E7HQ | ARABH | | X | | X | X | X | 4
IO8H | ARI | X | | X | X | X | X | 5
ER7HQ | ARM | X | | X | | | X | 3
W1AW/4 | ARRL | | | | X | X | | 2
AT1HQ | ARSI | | | | | X | | 1
LZ7HQ | BFRA | | X | X | | X | X | 4
OL3HQ | CRC | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
BM0HQ | CTARL | | | | | X | | 1
DA0HQ | DARC | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
ET3AA | EARS | | | | | X | | 1
OZ1HQ | EDR | | | X | X | | X | 3
XE1LM | FMRE | | | | X | | | 1
T49C | FRC | | | | X | X | | 2
YR0HQ | FRR | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
4K1HQ | FRS | | | X | | | | 1
9A28HQ | HRS | X | | X | X | X | X | 5
NU1AW/3 | IARU | | | | X | X | | 2
8N1HQ | JARL | | X | X | X | X | | 4
UN1HQ | KFRR | | | X | | X | | 2
YL4HQ | LRAL | X | X | X | | X | X | 5
LY0HQ | LRMD | X | X | X | | X | X | 5
9M4DXX | MARTS | | | | | X | | 1
HG0HQ | MRASZ | X | X | | X | X | X | 5
JU1HQ | MRSF | | | | | X | | 1
LN2HQ | NRRL | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
ZL6HQ | NZART | | | X | | | | 1
YE0HQ | ORARI | | | | | X | | 1
OE1A | OVSV | X | X | X | | X | X | 5
SN0HQ | PZK | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
YB0AZ | R3 | | X | X | | X | | 3
SX0HQ | RAAG | | | | X | | X | 2
VA3RAC | RAC | | | | X | | | 1
LR0H | RCA | | X | | | | | 1
XR3HQ | RCCH | | | | | X | | 1
CX1AA | RCU | | | | | X | | 1
TM0HQ | REF | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
GR2HQ | RSGB | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
Z30HQ | RSM | | | | | | X | 1
ZS9HQ | SARL | | | | | | X | 1
OH2HQ | SRAL | | | | | X | X | 2
R3HQ | SRR | X | X | X | X | X | | 5
YT0HQ | SRS | X | | X | X | X | X | 5
SK9HQ | SSA | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
EM5HQ | UARL | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
OP0HQ | UBA | X | | | | X | X | 3
EF1HQ | URE | X | | X | X | X | X | 5
HB9HQ | USKA | X | | X | X | X | X | 5
XV4Y | VARC | | | X | | X | | 2
PA6HQ | VERON | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
VK5WIA | WIA | | | | X | X | | 2
S50HQ | ZRS | X | X | X | | X | X | 5
====================================================================
| | 23 | 22 | 31 | 29 | 42 | 30 | 177

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Worked ITU zones

| 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
01 | | | | | | |
02 | | | | 3 | | | 3
03 | | | | | | |
04 | | | 1 | 7 | 3 | | 11
05 | | | | 1 | | | 1
06 | | | | 14 | | | 14
07 | | | | 24 | 4 | | 28
08 | | | 4 | 62 | 60 | | 126
09 | | | 2 | 5 | 4 | | 11
10 | | | | | | |
11 | | | | | | |
12 | | | | | 1 | | 1
13 | | | | | 3 | | 3
14 | | | 4 | 1 | 3 | | 8
15 | | 3 | 5 | | 12 | 3 | 23
16 | | | | | 1 | | 1
17 | | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
18 | 4 | 14 | 16 | 17 | 10 | 12 | 73
19 | 1 | 2 | 5 | 3 | 3 | 1 | 15
20 | | 2 | 4 | 10 | 2 | | 18
21 | 1 | 3 | 2 | 4 | | | 10
22 | | | | | | |
23 | | | | | | |
24 | | | | | | |
25 | | | | | | |
26 | | | | 1 | | | 1
27 | 4 | 12 | 49 | 108 | 65 | 129 | 367
28 | 25 | 67 | 247 | 428 | 355 | 446 | 1568
29 | 43 | 108 | 151 | 154 | 49 | 68 | 573
30 | 9 | 22 | 42 | 53 | 13 | 2 | 141
31 | | 5 | 14 | 12 | 3 | | 34
32 | | 3 | 6 | 8 | 4 | | 21
33 | | | | 4 | 1 | | 5
34 | | | | 3 | 1 | | 4
35 | | | | | | |
36 | | | 2 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 14
37 | | 3 | 14 | 31 | 30 | 22 | 100
38 | | | | | | |
39 | | 3 | 13 | 8 | 12 | 7 | 43
40 | | | | | | |
41 | | | | | 2 | 1 | 3
42 | | | | | | |
43 | | | 1 | 4 | 1 | | 6
44 | | | 5 | 15 | 2 | | 22
45 | | 1 | 10 | 30 | 43 | | 84
46 | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
47 | | | | | | |
48 | | | | | | |
49 | | 1 | | 3 | 5 | | 9
50 | | | 1 | 3 | 1 | | 5
51 | | | | | 2 | 1 | 3
52 | | | | | 1 | | 1
53 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 8
54 | | 3 | 3 | 10 | 15 | | 31
55 | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
56 | | | | | | |
57 | | | 1 | 1 | 5 | 3 | 10
58 | | | | | 1 | | 1
59 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | | 7
60 | | | 1 | | | | 1
61 | | | | | | |
62 | | | | | | |
63 | | | | | | |
64 | | | | | | |
65 | | | | | | |
66 | | | | | | |
67 | | | | | | |
68 | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
69 | | | | | | |
70 | | | | | | |
71 | | | | | | |
72 | | | | | | |
73 | | | | | | |
74 | | | | | | |
75 | | | | | | |
76 | | | | | | |
77 | | | | | | |
78 | | | | | | |
79 | | | | | | |
80 | | | | | | |
81 | | | | | | |
82 | | | | | | |
83 | | | | | | |
84 | | | | | | |
85 | | | | | | |
86 | | | | | | |
87 | | | | | | |
88 | | | | | | |
89 | | | | | | |
90 | | | | | | |
======================================================
| 91 | 255 | 607 | 1039 | 725 | 701 | 3418

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B5HQ(@BY5CD)   Headquarters HP   3,673,6242013-07-16 04:02:59
After 10 years of large team CRSA HQ cooperation, it is time to have a rest and
think what to do next. This year CRSA HQ station was only a 2O2R setup in
BY5CD.

The propagation was good in the first 10 hours in the evening, which we were
mostly running with high rate in 15m and 20m band, 40m was workable but not as
good as the higher bands. It took us some time in the 2nd hour to solve the
problem of one of the K3s, finally we changed to a backup IC 7800. Then we
suffered next 10 hours in the daytime, the propagation was almost dead which
made us sad. Last 4 hours propagation came back gradually, so running is
possible, we added more 15m, 40m and even 80 QSOs

This was a lower score compared with those years of large team work. We still
satisfied with the result cause of we were only two operators to work all
band/modes.
 
OH2HQ   Headquarters HP   5,644,5032013-07-16 05:09:10
2013 OH2HQ IAURU -HF HQ radio amateur station operation was divided in southern
Finland only. OH2HQ antenna locations were in SRAL summer camp in EVO (
national hiking area)in Lammi, Hämeenlinna, small Karijoki village near west
coast, Mustila OH5NQ in Elimäki near Kouvola and near Hamina.
Generally speaking at upper band HF propagation was demanding in Saturday, but
at Sunday 3h opening was noticed also in 10m. This contest was special
experience for radio operators due to nordic disturbances. At 20m band was open
short time to JA, but for NA direction very diccifult skip conditions... maybe
due to aurora type disturbance, but still some QSO�'s were able to reach even
to NA.
At EVO SRAL camp, qroup of young contesters, were taking part to ham training
education. Youngsters had they surely first contest QSO�'s with the help of
experienced OH -tutors. At EVO we had 6el for 21MHz band and 40m dipole. In
Karijoki 20m CW antenna was 4el beam 24m up rig IC756Pro 3 with Inrad filters
and spider beam 10m up for 21MHz CW. At 10m CW near Hamina Kari OH5TS had Rig
K3 @ L4B, 600 w out, jp-2000 @ 18 m main dir and jp-tribander @ 15 m
+120deg.For Mustila Elimäki antennas see OH5NQ web info. Thank you for all
QSOs and hopefully meet you agn in SAC 2013.
 
DA2C(DL8OBQ)   SO SSB HP   1,220,0002013-07-16 05:10:17
Still one of my favorite contests cause of the 24h period.
I didn't operate full time because I did some construction work at home the
week before and I was too tired.
No problems with the station this year, only main tower has mechanical issue
and I couldn't crank it up to highest position.
Unfortunately I left the beverage coupler at home so I did only S&P on low
bands to get some mults.
Thanks for the QSOs and CU in the next!

73, Uli
www.da2c.de
 
UR5FCM   SO Mixed LP   69,6002013-07-16 05:13:39
Antenna Delta 40m, Rig HomeMade, Pwr 25 Watt(s).
 
VA2SG   SO Mixed LP   5,4882013-07-16 05:35:40
A few QSOs here and there
 
KØRF(WØUA)   SO CW HP   1,298,0992013-07-16 06:07:44
Caution: Local thunderstorms are likely to cause challenging static-levels over
the entire HF spectrum, with particular effect on amateur bands at 7 Mhz and
below...
 
KP2DX(KP2BH)   SO SSB LP   105,8682013-07-16 07:18:12
no good propagation at this end.
 
N4EK   SO CW LP   58,6972013-07-16 07:21:24
Put in a few hours on Saturday before multiple thunder storms in the afternoon
caused me to shut down several times. Conditions were not the best for sure.
 
HG6N   M/S HP   3,280,8812013-07-16 07:45:57
It was nice to have the HG6N team getting together on the old hilltop again.

I am still wondering if the contest still matters to us or we just do it for
the fun and the stew of HA6ND.

Congrats to all the WRTC "preppers" in W1 and all over the world. It
will be a world-class event for sure.

73, zoli ha1ag
 
SM5CIL(SM7CIL)   SO CW HP   451,9292013-07-16 08:05:43
K3+SB-200
Dipole 80, Vertical 40, OB11-3 20-10
 
YT7T(YT7KM)   SO CW HP   911,0642013-07-16 08:24:41
73's
 
MØGVZ   SO SSB LP   161,2802013-07-16 09:28:15
Only ran 10-40m and limited antennas. Didn't seem to get much from Asia.
 
W6YI   M/S HP   3,276,0182013-07-16 10:16:56
We operated full M/2 (Checklog) testing some things out for next year. Zones in
the reported score are really DXCC, and the score is accurate using WRTC
scoring.

Thanks to Jim, W6YI for taking great care of us! It was a great time as usual.

It was fun competing with Dan and Chris at NK7U who kept us pushing even when
it was really slow.

Thanks for the Q's!
John, K6AM and David, N6AN
 
SY8APQ   SO SSB LP   23,1842013-07-16 12:14:04
FIRST CONTEST IN EUROPE WITH MY GREEK CALLSIGN.
WIRE ANTENNA E LOW POWER PROVIDE ME A VERY NICE PARTY IN 8 HOURS OF CONTEST.
VERY NICE HOURS AND NEW EXPERIENCE.
WAITING FOR AN IOTA CONTEST FOR NICE HOURS AGAIN ON THE RADIO.
THANKS FOR ALL THE STATIONS IN MY LOG.

TX RX YAESU FT 857D.
ANTENNA SINGLE DELTA LOOP 20M @ 10 METERS HIGH.
MIC. HEIL PRO SET PLUS.
SOFTWARE. N1MM

ALL THE BEST 73'S
SY8APQ
TONY (PY2DY)
 
K2QMF   SO Mixed HP   44,5202013-07-16 13:23:09
limited time. Very poor condx.
Wait till next year!!!
TNX for the QSOs.

73,
Ted K2QMF
 
YL4HQ   Headquarters HP   7,441,9202013-07-16 13:45:20
Thanks for Nice Contest QSOs ! 73 from Latvia !
 
PY2KJ   SO Mixed HP   46,2242013-07-16 13:50:47
ANT1: LS-86 BY ACOM
ANT2: A3S BY CUSHCRAFT
ANT3: DIPOLE FOR 40 M
ANT4: DOUBLE DIPOLE FOR 80 and 160 M

RIG: TS-2000

PWR: 550 W WITH ACOM 1010

OPERATING TIME : 04:28 HOURS (AT NIGHT ONLY)

HPE CU ALL IN THE NEXT TEST !

BEST 73 HEALTH AND PEACE,

ART - PY2KJ
 
FO/K7ST   SO Mixed LP   17,4662013-07-16 16:11:56
Great time operating from Bora Bora, tho condx not too good. Hard time to get
any rate w/ 100w and vertical/wires. Happy to give out some mults....73, Adam
 
K8CN   SO CW QRP   89,7602013-07-16 19:53:23
Rig: Elecraft K3/10 @ 5 watts, Lazy H cut for 20 meters, ancient Johnson
Matchbox

Propagation to Europe seemed down at the start, so I had to content
myself with a lot of 1-pointers, which revealed themselves in the final
score: more QSOs + fewer mults than last year = lower score than last year.
Fortunately, things turned around later Saturday and many European stations
were worked on first call on both 20 and 40 meters. Didn't elicit any sustained
runs this time around - almost all S&P. Had planned to stay awake for
European sunrise, but summer heat, especially in the shack with no air
conditioning, induces sleep more readily than in the winter contests!
Still managed to eke out a few more Qs and mults early Sunday morning, but
couldn't get past last year's score.

I never caught a Pacific opening, and worked only a very few African stations.
Best DX catch was Saudi Arabia. It was also nice to work old friends Doug, KY4F
and QRP stalwarts Tim, KT8K and Tom, AA1CA. A tip of the hat goes to Bert, N4CW
for racking up a great score as a QRP op from Downeast Maine (as W1IMI)!

Thanks, as always, to the superb, persistent operators who enable us QRP ops
to have more fun than 5 watts should entitle us!

73,
Mike, K8CN
Durham NH
 
VE5KS   SO CW LP   41,9562013-07-16 20:20:09
Had a lot of fun, but had family commitments so only did 12 hrs.
Heard very few stns from Europe and most of the ones I heard were sending very
fast and with the arctic flutter it made copying them very difficult.
I was very surprised that I could not hear any JA's.
Thanks to all the stns for the QSO's and I will see you in the next contest.

John
VE5KS

Rig: Kenwood TS-140S
Antenna's: Cushcraft A3S at 40 ft and a G5RV inverted Vee.
 
W6AWW   SO Mixed LP   114,8162013-07-17 01:10:30
PWR: 100 w (TS-590s)
ANT: GAP TITAN DX + HEXBEAM (15m) 6mh
 
WXØB(AD5Q)   SO CW HP   1,479,8202013-07-17 02:22:34
Things went pretty smooth here. No weather related down time or local QRN from
storms. Propagation could have been better, as it turns out that 20 meters was
the only band where the average point value was much above 3. Runs on the other
bands were primarily stateside, though my focus was usually on the DX openings.

Microsoft Windows froze up about 5 times during the contest, requiring re-boot.
This did not set me back much, as I used the opportunities to wolf down some
food.

Roy -- AD5Q
 
DL7BY   SO CW LP   243,0542013-07-17 04:17:46
Only limited time. In the evening we were with DL7VOG + DL7VSN to the fantastic
yearly Mississippi-Blues-Night session with guests from Israel and the US.
The Afternoon started with bad condx on the high bands, Dx was really not
existing and produced very low signals. The Morning after the concert was much
better and the Sunday brouhgt good rates on all bands. I got 13
WRTC-test-stations in my log, most of them on 40 m.
But it was fun as always.

TRX: FT920
ANT: windom@12 mtrs, Cushcraft A4S@10 mtrs & Cushraft R7

Thanks for the QSOs. Hope to cu in the IOTA-Contest.

73s es best dx
Ben - DL7BY-
 
F5MYK/MM   SO CW QRP   2402013-07-17 05:03:07
Too lonely on 6M ! Between desperate CQ on 50090/110,
I worked a few stations from NJ65 square.
 
K3MD   SO Mixed HP   197,4212013-07-17 05:54:33
/1 Opn from NH cabin elev 1100 ft.
35 ft tower TH3 dpl FT950 ALOS500M
Mosquitoes not bad this year.
 
LZ9R(LZ3YY)   SO CW LP   1,493,7582013-07-17 06:23:05
Thanks for all the QSO!
Last 7 hours running like crazy 3 pointers ( Z 29 )and 5 pointers ( Asia ) on
10/15 meters.
There was perfect propagation to Ukraine,Russia and Asia.
Even QRP stations was 599.Was very tired at the end, having hallucinations
that right monitor is moving on the table.
Grand total 44 QSO with WRTC style stations.Missed: AA3K and N1JD.
This is my best result in IARU so far.

73, Nasko
 
AK1W/WRTC   M/S LP   1,593,1082013-07-17 09:48:08
Thanks to the WRTC-2014 organizers for a chance to participate in the WRTC site
testing from Devens, MA. We were using WRTC rules as 2O2R team. So we are going
to send just a check log. The Zones column means DXCC since that is a multiplier
for the WRTC test.

This is correct score we've got re-calculated after the test. The Win-test WRTC
version fails correct scoring by using RA3 location as it was hardcorded for the
WRTC-2010 in Russia. That one calculates a score around 2,079,000 )))

Our photos from the event:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/105889456790238507817/albums/5901261142507960817

73!

Victor

VA2WA / VA2WDQ
 
W1SJ   M/S LP   1,405,4302013-07-17 12:57:57
This was a WRTC Test Station, operated under WRTC rules. The zones multipliers
shown above are actually DXCC countries.

We were too worn out to do any live testing after working with Jim/KK1W and his
fantastic Hampden County ARA gang to set up two stations on Friday, so we had to
really scramble Saturday morning. Networking issues, in particular, caused us to
be late starting the event. Vacation travel, the distance between our homes and
the use of borrowed equipment prevented us from doing enough pre-event station
testing. We were able to overcome or work around some of the numerous headaches
that resulted; some we just had to live with, but Murphy was clearly busy
messing more seriously with other stations.

We used two K3s, an INRAD triplexer with ICE bandpass filters(thanks, HCARA!)
and N1MM Logger v13.6.01 (rescored with v13.07.01).

We didn't get any serious activity going until the fifth hour of the contest.
The next thirteen hours were pretty steady at around 100 per hour. The final
eight were somewhere between a mighty struggle and a complete bust. The
relatively low F/B of a 2-el beam worked in our favor, as we were able to
contact stations in EU and NA without turning the antenna. While we never felt
loud, we were able to hold a CW frequency, seldom had to wait in line for more
than a call or two to work DX and HQ mults, and saw the "Last 10"
rate meter hit 240 a few times, so overall we didn't feel at a disadvantage to
other sites.

With one rig on 40 and the other on 80, the K3 would display the HIGH RFI
warning. I believe this resulted from the relatively long, parallel coax runs
from the antennas. Placing a W1HIS-style choke at the antenna input to each rig
cured the problem. IMO, next year's contestants should be advised to either
place a coax grounding block at the service entrance, install ferrite chokes,
or both.

We enjoyed several sets of visitors - especially during the slack times! - and
the arrival of hot pizza for dinner (and cold for Sunday brunch!) was a real
treat. Especially in light of the need to install twice as many stations next
year, we need to more than double the number of vehicles allowed onto the
MSH-HRI grounds. This year's limit of three vehicles wasted precious time
swapping people and gear between vehicles to get everything on site.

Hearty thanks to the WRTC2014 organizers, donors, directors, Milara, volunteers
and visitors for allowing us to have a great operating experience.

Brian/K1LI and Mitch/W1SJ
 
OM7RU   SO Mixed HP   1,040,8422013-07-17 14:35:21
I wanted to "feel" this contest, I had never run IARU as SO. I decided
to spent as long time in pileup as it will possible, no care about number of
mults.

Contest started with "only EU" conditions, there was only few JAs and
NA STNs. 10m and 15m slept, so 20m was major band. I tried to rotate to various
directions, but the only one the best was directly to north. Here I was
surprised with JAs, NAs, EUs and, of course, Alaska stations. All through the
North!

Different conditions also on 40m and 80m. Only few DXs, but high amount of EUs,
enough for nice pileups the whole night. Most productive hours were during the
night.... Especially 40m was nice gift after high bands disappointment.

Fortunately Sunday morning starts with 10m opening, unfortunately only to zone
29, so thanks to zone 29 guys for high activity, hi. All high bands were better
than on Saturday.

During the contest I didn't care of mults. At the end of the contest I saw,
that I'm able to beat 1 milion, so at the end of the contest I found a lot of
missing HQs. After beating of 1 milion I was rewarded with nice 15m SSB pileup
during last 30 minutes of the contest.

I found one major problem of my "QRM less" rural QTH - suspiciously
often S8 QRM from direction of 310 degrees. I have to take accumulator, IC-706
MKII and antenna and walk around to find the source, probably high-voltage line
fault...

Thanks to all participant!

Used equipments:
Yaesu FT-1000MP MarkV Field
ACOM 2000A (1,5 kW OUT)
MicroHAM microKeyer, MicroHAM StationMaster
WinTest

Antennas:
160m: Vertical (35m tower + 2 elevated radials)
80m: OptiBeam OB1-80 rotary dipole @34m
40m: InvVee @21m
20, 15, 10m: Cushcraft A4S 3 el. tribander @31m

73!
Riki, OM7RU

www.tucek.sk/om7ru
 
XR3HQ   Headquarters HP   4,312,6082013-07-17 18:34:48
Thanks to everybody who gave us one call...Great Contest
 
K6NR   SO CW HP   273,4942013-07-17 18:35:56
Disappointing conditions on all bands, especially 10. What can I say?
 
N2PP   SO CW HP   669,6002013-07-17 19:57:54
This has always been one of my favorite contests. In spite of the poor
conditions (especially on 10 and 15 meters) there was some interesting
propagation at times.I found out late Friday that my 80 meter antenna was not
working. It looks like lightning took out the switching relays up on the tower.
So, I decided to make it a 4 band effort. 40 meters was amazingly good and
quiet. It was fun chasing the HQ and WRTC 2014 test stations.

Thanks to all for the QSOs and see you again in the fall contests with improved
antennas on 80, 40 and 20 meters.
 
E7HQ(@E7ØARA)   Headquarters HP   12,703,5572013-07-17 20:49:57
Info:

http://www.arabih.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=497:ekipe-iaru-hq-contest-2013&catid=40:kt&Itemid=59

QSL via: E70ARA
P.O. BOX 61, 71000 SARAJEVO
Bosnia and Herzegovina

73... cu next HQ :)
 
YR8D   M/S HP   1,272,7142013-07-17 23:51:22
See details on his blog yo8ssb
 
LYØHQ   Headquarters HP   12,317,5712013-07-18 02:44:31
Fun as usual. Just conditions could be better... Thanks to everyone for the
QSOs.

73, Remi LY8O
LY0HQ 2013 Team Leader
 
K1KNQ   SO SSB LP   51,7442013-07-18 05:01:08
TenTec Omni VI+
ATB34, 2EL 40M, 4 square 75M, 88' Vertical 160M
N1MM
 
WK5T   M/S HP   4,976,1302013-07-18 06:21:00
Not only did we operate full M/2 (checklog), but we were a distributed M/2 with
N2IC operating from his New Mexico QTH, and N5DX from his Arkansas QTH. Same
IARU zone, same USA call area, but 900 miles apart. The zones reported are
actually countries, and the score is calculated using WRTC scoring.

Kevin and Steve have never operated together. Even though we were still not
physically colocated, this was a good opportunity to practice our communication
skills using the N1MM talk window. We followed WRTC rules and never had more
than one station on a band at a time (i.e. we did not operate 20 CW and 20 SSB
at the same time). It was great fun "passing the baton" between us.
With thunderstorms and domestic chores, N2IC missed about 4 hours, while N5DX
kept his butt in the chair for all 24.

For those of you wondering about the propagation differences between NM and AR,
here's some statistics:

% QSO's from NM: 47.9%
% QSO's from AR: 52.1%

Overall % EU: 13.2%
%EU worked from NM: 2.6%
%EU worked from AR: 10.6%

Over % JA/SE Asia: 9.6 %
% JA/SE Asia from NM: 7.8%
% JA/SE Asia from AR: 1.8%

On the technical side, we used Hamachi VPN with N1MM Logger. Kevin used a K3,
and I used a TS-590. Worked perfectly. I can't say enough good things about
Hamachi. Free for 5 or fewer users, simple setup, flawless operation. If you
try this, be sure to start the VPN before starting N1MM Logger.
 
W1AW/4   Headquarters HP   9,418,0682013-07-18 08:57:59
******* VERY LONG ******

** A big 'thank you' to Dave, K1ZZ and the ARRL for allowing PVRC to use W1AW/4
and NU1AW/3 during this contest.

Comments from various W1AW/4 stations

15m SSB from N4RV

Ops: NN3W, N4RV, K3RV

The 15SSB crew at N4RV also had a great time despite the lackluster band
conditions. Special thanks to Stu for setting up the network, which
contributed greatly to the sensation of being a part of One Team! And kudos
of course to Steve for his overall leadership.


160m CW and SSB from K3ZM

Ops: K3ZM and N4DJ

From K3ZM:
Several EU HQ stations were readable before sunset but, as usual, they could
not yet hear us. Once darkness settled on the East Coast, we were able to work
EU fairly well for July in Virginia. QRN was bearable for a summer evening. We
managed 21 HQ stations, the great majority of which were in EU. Owing to the
point structure of this contest (and the lack of WRTC participants on 160),
there is very little activity on this band. The only reason to go to 160 is to
nab a few HQ multipliers.

We worked EU HQ mults through search and pounce and running. Running was
facilitated by the fact that the HQ stations presumably had the spots.

Two big highlights were when Don nabbed LU and PY.

It got very slow toward 0800 with a five hour. Still, we loved it.

Many thanks to the higher band operators and to N1MM for telling us in advance
what the exchange was for those weak EU's. But we would have been able to copy
nearly all of them

From N4DJ:

I worked the 160 meter band with Peter, K3ZM, as W1AW/4. Had a great time!

It was a real treat in more ways than one. I remember my first QSO with W1AW
and the treasured QSL card I received in early 1962. After over 50 years, I got
to use that call.

The second treat was to be able to operate with Peter,K3ZM, from his
"World Class" 160 meter station. Working DX on 160 in the summer is
quite a challenge, but we were hearing Europe quite well before sunset and it
was not long before they could hear us. Apparently quite well from Peters
fantastic location.

Late in the contest, I kept wondering where was South America (Isn't it winter
down there?) and I would keep switching the RX antenna that way. I got
especially serious at their sunrise and finally was able to work two South
Americans.

Although the activity was a bit low on 160, we had some "good" hours
and some really slow hours. During the slow hours, we had time to watch what
the other stations were working, thanks to the networked computers.
There was one time that we typed the wrong zone for a W9 and before we could
edit the log the other PVRC stations were working them so fast the QSO with the
wrong zone scrolled right off the screen! Trying to click on that log entry to
fix it was next to impossible. I suppose there must be a way to freeze the log,
but since I never had a need to do that before, I had no clue.

We did work over 200 stations and that effort made me remember the 160 contests
of the 60's when 200 plus QSOs was as good as you could expect over a two night
period in the winter! Back then, I never thought I would see 200 Qs in July!

Many thanks to Peter, K3ZM, for having me at his station, and to all the PVRC
guys, both at the W1AW/4 and NU1AW/3 stations, who made this happen.

73 from the team at VPN station number 1.


10CW at K4VV

Operators: K0ZR, N4PD, NC4S, W2YE, K8GU, W0YR

What a slog!

We just spent LOTs of hours in the chair and pulled out every possibility. We
have the ability to use ALL the 10M ants at once and much of the time, we did
this. That meant 8/8/8 to the west, 5/5 to the northeast or to AF and, a low
5-el yagi pointing to Carib and northern SA. When we'd got an answer, we would
switch to the best ant for that caller. In this way we got calls from several
directions at once. That would not have happened, given the crummy conditions
if we'd just beamed, say, west.

Biggest thrill was getting an answer from a JA, longpath. And, the biggest
disappointment was that a WB4 kept calling over the JA, so we were never able
to get the last letter of his call. He left in frustration. We did get called
by a very strong ZL3TE.

Only a few EU stations, many Carib and South America. Everyone's head hurts.

SOAPBOX FOR 40M SSB IN IARU W1AW/4

40m SSB from K4VV

OPS: NC4S, N4PD, W2YE, K8GU, K0ZR, KU1T, W0YR

Amazing teamwork by this group, operating the K4VV station.

In a pre-contest checklist run-through on Friday we found that the feedline to
the top yagi of the 4/4 40 M OWA yagi stack was open. We called a team member
who probably would have climbed the 140' tower and fixed it, but he was in NC
visiting his father, so that left us with a hastily-erected dipole at 25' and a
4 el yagi fixed on EU.

Well, we lucked out. We were able to hold freq to EU, worked everything out to
W6/W7 and KH6s. Sunday morning, a loud VK7 called US!


15m CW from N1LN:

Ops: W0UCE, K4QPL, N4GU, N1LN

Jack, W0UCE, Jim, K4QPL, Mike, N4GU and Bruce, N1LN, gathered at Bruce’s QTH
to give out the ARRL W1AW/4 multiplier on 15 meter CW during this year’s
running of the IARU contest.

A big THANKS to the ARRL and to Steve, NR4M, for giving us the opportunity to
make this possible.
Even though 15 meters never really opened up, we had a fun time and had some
decent rates working a mix of NA, EU, and SA with the occasional ASIA, PAC and
Africa call signs popping in.

The VPN (THANKS STU) that connected all of the W1AW/4 stations together added
to the fun. We were able to see the progress everyone was making, the
frequencies to pass stations to and also enjoyed the real time chat that N1MM
offers. (Late Saturday night and early Sunday morning the chat feature
utilization increased in an inverse relationship to rate)

Going into the weekend, one of our concerns was the always present threat of
thunder storms. Fortunately, we only had to shut down once, but it was Saturday
afternoon during the last hour of the decent band opening.
When we shut down our rates were in the low to mid-100s and we were actually
ahead of 20cw in both Qs and points. When we came back on after about 45
minutes of down time, our max rates never went above 60 for the rest of the
event and 20cw was so far ahead of us we couldn’t even see their tail
lights.

As with all ham radio outings at 'Camp LN', as the station is now called, in
addition to ham radio we pay special attention to the culinary delights. This
time was no exception.
To start with, lunch consisted of Merchant Marine Burgers, fries and a
selection of drinks. If you don’t know what a Merchant Marine Burger is, well
��" each one was ½ lb of ground beef formed into 2 thin patties. Then a
slice of onion and a slice of cheese and some spicy mustard is added between
them. Seal the edges well so the cheese doesn’t melt out during cooking and
BBQ. They were enjoyed by all.
About 6:30pm Chef Archie arrived to make us an outstanding dinner consisting of
Chicken Cordon Bleu, served with a chilled fresh vegetable salad, warm Italian
bread and of course your choice of wine. For some reason the flow of the wine
continued well after dinner.
When the final bell rang the 15 cw team was able to contribute 873 Qs to this
year’s IARU combined score for the W1AW/4 outing.
73,
Jack, Jim, Mike and Bruce

80cw from N4CW.

OPS: N4CW

Interesting experience. With backward foresight I would have
definitely asked for help from PVRC/NC - but figured 80M would be a
QRN disaster that d/n justify the 100Mi trip down here. Wrong, the
noise level was not that bad.

Contrasting to hosting W1AW/4 several years ago things seemed somewhat
different. Perhaps having a 4L wire yagi -and- 4sq up on the first
effort made the difference but the pileups from Eu were larger on the
earlier effort.
It is also possible that activity dropped due to lousy solar condx and
(possibly) the solar cycle incentivizing the higher bands.

Be that as it might, I found the smaller pileups to make it easier to
play point-n-click to maximize multipliers. Additionally, huge pileups
can make it tough to maintain the all important rate-o-meter.

Zero JA. Called by ZL, no VK. W6 was loud, I never felt that much
difficulty in copying stations (what a break the gods of QRN provided
!). As to be expected, the 4square stayed on Eu until after midnight.

Since I had a night time band, spent some time as NY4A on daytime
bands. Surprised to work big Europeans on 10M, 15M was open but not
what I would describe as 'wide'. 20M seemed closer to normal. Really
not able to get on 40.

A big thanks to W7IY who assumed the thankless job of making VPN M/M work.
Stu did the heavy lifting and forwarded us configuration files that
had the actual configuration specifics.

For folks looking at a VPN M/M, it worked really well (N1MM). I was
surprised there was not a problem with sync, but all seemed seamless
including a lot of banter using the Broadcast feature.

This was so much fun that PVRC/NC is doing W1AW/4 a different way next
year in the ARRL centennial ;-)
Our schedule (for NC) will be on http://centennial.n4af.net

With CAVEAT that I QRT'd after sunrise and apparently missed some
later qsos, here is a SH5 breakout of W1AW/4.
Steve - if you read this, could you forward final ADIF, so I can update ?

http://n4af.net/stats/2013%20IARU-HF%20W1AW_4/index.htm

73, Howie N4AF


20CW and 40CW from NR4M:

Ops: K7SV, K4GM, K4EC, WA4PGM, N2YO, N3UA, KE3X, K4IA, NR4M

Things seemed to work well here. Did find that we now have a new noise source
that wasn't here before, but fortunately it's sounds due south of the station.

Conditions were OK on 20 and 40. I've seen them better, but surely have seen
them worse.

Plenty of food, as usual, with grilled burgers for lunch and a sandwich platter
to take care of our stomach's during the night.

K4GM and I broke out the Rum and Coke on Saturday evening, while everyone else
was a bit more focused.

I was really relieved that almost everyone that wanted to get on our VPN, was
able to. Only AA4NC had technical issues that kept him from joining us. Stu
did an outstanding job in the weeks before researching our needs and getting it
all set up. He made something potentially difficult, very easy. Round of
applause for W7IY!

Thanks to all for working W1AW/4 on all available bands. Worked many on 12
band/modes.

73 de Steve, NR4M and the entire 'Goat Farm' crew.


10m SSB from AA4NC

Ops: AA4NC, N4YDU

Tough conditions on 10 meters in IARU... Completely wore out an MFJ voice keyer
and caused a K3 to give up in making 475 QSOs. We worked 4 Europeans, 25 South
Americans, 1 VK and most every novice phone operator in 8 and 9 land. The vast
majority of contacts had no clue what zone they were in or that there was even
a contest going on. This is the first contest (including VHF contests) that I
can remember calling CQ solid for two hours with NO replies.

The highlight of the contest was a guy who asked if we were sure that W1AW was
our callsign as it didn't show up at www.QRZ.com<http://www.QRZ.com>!! We
will have to find a more recognizable call in the future I guess.

Nate "Grasshoppa" N4YDU did the majority of the QSO work, banging on
the E layer to the Midwest. I'm just glad that there were Shiner Bocks in the
refrigerator!

Thanks to NR4M, W7IY, N4AF and many others for setting this up. I'm looking
forward to further W1AW/4 operations for next years' centennial.

73,
Will AA4NC and Nate N4YDU
 
LZ3ZZ   SO Mixed LP   119,5862013-07-18 09:33:27
Thanks all for QSO!
Just for fun !
73 from Aleko !
 
WH7DX   SO SSB HP   19,0802013-07-18 11:45:25
Had fun hunting around. Conditions were pretty good during the sunset/evening.
Absolutely nothing in the morning so I just spent a few hours.
 
K5RT   SO Mixed HP   535,6202013-07-19 18:24:02
Low BIC factor this weekend.
 
KP4KE(NP4LW)   SO Mixed QRP   418,0802013-07-20 10:15:15
Thanks to all the friends that showed up in the contest Station KP4KE.
We select the operator for this contest in a raffle and the winner was Nelson
NP4LW.
It was his first contest and he learned fast and followed the instructions. A
group of hams radio
visiting during the contest to see the QRP station and the antennas setup.
Antennas used was a new design of a 5 ele. for 10 meters(no to much activity),
5 ele for 15m(No good openings I specter more),
5 element short boom for 20m (Very good to all around the word), Two element
delta loops for 40 meters
(Fantastic work with this one and the fix position with relay directions
changer very good) , two bazookas , a Delta loop for 80m (great for the state
have this before the 3.7 watts sound like a kilowatt in the Air that is what
K5ZD said hi hi ... Ign), and two inverter L for 160m ( Lost my time only 1 QSO
one way communications and no be in band when have the opening 3.7 watts in
summer time is hard). 73 & SEE IN NEXT CONTEST.
 
LRØH/OTHERS   Headquarters HP   15,477,7702013-07-20 15:16:44
Very good experience and teamwork.
Thank you all for the QSOs
Thanks to the Commission of the Radio Club Argentino LU4AA.
My hope is that next year, we participate with a very select team like this. I
hope the contest rules allow it.
Until next year.

LR2H - 10 CW LU7HN
LR1D - 10 SSB LW6DG, LU7DW, LU7EC, LU8EEM, LU9DZP.
LR0H - 15 CW LU1AEE, LU1FAM, LU1FD, LU1FKR, LU2FE, LU4FPZ, LU8ADX.
LR0H - 15 SSB LU5HM, LU2NI, LU3HY, LU7HE, LU7HH.
LR0H - 20 CW LU5DX
LR0D - 20 SSB LU1DK, LU4DX, LU7DR.
LR0F - 40 CW LU1AEE, LU1FAM, LU1FD, LU1FKR, LU2FE, LU4FPZ, LU8ADX.
LR0H - 40 SSB LU5HM, LU2NI, LU3HY, LU7HE, LU7HH.
LR0F - 80 CW LU1AEE, LU1FAM, LU1FD, LU1FKR, LU2FE, LU4FPZ, LU8ADX.
LR0H - 80 SSB LU5HM, LU2NI, LU3HY, LU7HE, LU7HH.
LR0F -160 CW LU1AEE, LU1FAM, LU1FD, LU1FKR, LU2FE, LU4FPZ, LU8ADX.
LR0H -160 SSB LU5HM, LU2NI, LU3HY, LU7HE, LU7HH.

Hosts are: LU1DK, LW6DG, LU7HN, LP1H, LT1F

73�' Diego - LU8ADX / AY8A
Team Leader
 
N5ZC   SO Mixed HP   151,9442013-07-21 05:50:22
Didn't get many hours in. July is the time to plant Buffalo Grass which was a
priority. After the grass gets started I can start installing the radial field
for a low band vertical for this fall.

Rich - N5ZC
 
OE1A   Headquarters HP   13,891,6442013-07-21 10:03:14
nice to have all big OE-conteststations active as headquarter operation
 
W2GD   SO CW LP   215,6052013-07-21 10:23:59
QTH: Lycoming County, PA
Rig: IC756ProII
Antenna: 80/40/20 fan dipole @ 15m

Made the decision to do a "boy and his radio" style operation (LP
with a wire in the trees) Wednesday evening when my XYL and I were invited to
visit her relatives in central PA for the weekend. The QTH would be a hilltop
with 20 mile views, and I was really excited anticipating about how it might
play. In summary, had a great time building and installing the antenna, and
then subsequent diagnostics and corrective actions to become operational (much
of the diagnostic work turned out to be misdirected unfortunately). The score
turned out to be decent considering I operated a 'casual' 12 hours.

I want to really thank Jim, WA3FET, for going over and above the call to loan
me a backup transceiver, since circumstances dictated we had to meet up at 2
a.m. Saturday morning to do this! Also I thank my in-laws for my 'invading
their space' with the temporary antenna and station setup.

OPERATION TIMELINE (in local time)

Wed 7/10 10 p.m.
Invite to brother-in-law's near Muncy, PA accepted

Thur 7/11 9 a.m.
Trip to Home Depot to gather misc. materials to
assemble and install portable antenna (nylon string, rope,
slingshot, insulators, paint stirrers, Scotch 33 tape, etc.

Thur 2 p.m.
Load XCVR, 25A Astron PS, roll of #14 wire, 130' of RG8X,
MFJ Analyzer, laptop, paddle, headphones etc. into the car.
NOTE TO SELF: Next time remember to pack a Volt-Ohm Meter!

Thur 6 p.m.
Arrive at portable QTH. Scope out trees for possible antenna locations

Fri 7/12 8 a.m.
Up early to build new antenna - fan dipole with 80/40/20 elements
Used the four free 18 inch paint stirrers I'd picked up from HD to keep the
elements seperated.

Fri 11 a.m.
Complete assembly of antenna. Shoot line into 50' tree.

Fri 12 noon
Complete installing antenna in an Inverted V configuration. SWR looks good.

Fri 1 p.m.
Set up station in a 2nd floor den. Experience what I believe
to be RF problems...severe reaction (shutdown) by xcvr over 15w output.
Cut/attach artificial ground wires. No change.

Fri 2 p.m.
Relocate antenna between two trees, now in a flat-top config.
What I believe to be RF problem continues. I'm really puzzled.
Now believe XCVR is damaged (symptoms mimic prior a failure)
and begin search for backup xcvr.

Friday 3 p.m.
Connect with WA3FET via cell. Jim is at the Orlando Airport enroute
back to State College via Baltimore. Discuss options.
Jim volunteers to loan me a spare TS480SAT he has at home in State College.

Friday 4 p.m.
Tweak element lengths for under 2:1 SWR on CW bands

Friday 6 p.m.
Jim WA3FET calls upon arrival in Baltimore. ETA to his home is 1 a.m.

Friday 11 p.m. I take 1.5 hour power nap. Very tired from stn setup work.

Saturday 7/13 1 a.m.
Leave Muncy, PA to make rendezvous with WA3FET near Lock Haven, PA off I-80.

Saturday 2 a.m.
Meet WA3FET as scheduled at the Lock Haven I-80 exit ramp. We both agree
contesters have a serious 'addiction' problem which drives abnormal behavior
like this. LOL My in-laws now know I'm totally nuts.

Saturday 3 a.m.
Connect and test TS480SAT SAME PROBLEM...rig shutdown
when running more than 20w output. The REAL problem becomes self-evident,
its the Astron power supply, not RF, and not a broken Xcvr as previously
believed.

Saturday 4 a.m.
Three hour nap.

Saturday 7 a.m.
Now certain the regulator in the Astron 25A supply is bad,
try to obtain a local replacement PS from ham neighbor but this is
unsuccessful.

Saturday 9 a.m.
W2NO suggests I use a car battery to power the IC756Pro2

Saturday 10 a.m.
Remove car battery from my brother-in-law's Jeep. Connect
to PS output terminals in hope the otherwise wounded PS
will trickle charge the wet cell (this actually worked FB).

Saturday 11 a.m. Several hours late - finally start operation. Condx are not
very good. Discover I can work plenty of stations, including the louder EU on
20
and 15M. VE3EJ gets the 'best ears" award for pulling me out on 15m, and
K0DQ in the chair on 20m at NU1AW/3 (W3LPL) is runnerup.

Saturday 2 p.m. Another 1.5 hour power nap but this time involuntary...just
fell asleep at the key.

Saturday 3:30 p.m. till Sunday 3:30 a.m.
Operated the remainder of the contest taking frequent breaks for meals, snacks,
a dip in the pool, etc. Some of the USA signals on 15m are HUGE during the
afternoon, most notably K5RT and WX0B. Worked some short skip on 10m, even a
few southern EU and one AF. Never heard a JA all weekend. At sunset, discover
I could effectively run EU with my mighty 75w on 40m, and later even on 80m.
Forgot to try 160m for some easy mults. By 3 a.m. decided to hangin to reach
my goal of 600 qsos and head for bed.

Sunday 11 a.m.
Complete the dismantling of the antenna and station.

Tuesday 7/16
With the assistance of Bill, W2RQ, installed the doublet antenna permanently at
the QTH of N2AA. Hopefully Gene will have as much fun with it as I did.

73,

John W2GD a.k.a. P40W
 
KØEJ   SO CW HP   38,0892013-07-21 14:08:27
limited time Saturday morning but good for a rate fix!

73, Mark K0EJ
 
K7VIT   SO CW LP   1,1762013-07-21 20:24:55
I wish I had had more time to devote to this outing.

73, Jerry
 
VU2NKS   SO SSB LP   120,9002013-07-22 08:23:29
QSO Points DXCC HQ
20m 42 124 11 20
15m 222 954 18 24
10m 56 222 8 12
Total 320 1300 37 56
 
KP3Z(@NP4Z)   M/S HP   1,779,4082013-07-23 20:05:04
Band Mode QSOs Pts ITU HQ
1.8 CW 12 32 3 2
3.5 CW 204 662 15 17
7 CW 333 1127 26 19
7 LSB 35 109 1 1
14 CW 527 2035 23 16
14 USB 457 1835 10 15
21 CW 546 1966 22 19
21 USB 115 411 1 11
28 CW 10 30 3 5
28 USB 11 31 3 4
Total Both 2250 8238 107 109

Excuses:

Condx not so good. N1MM had some attitude at start and 0 Qs went into log first
hour. Every time we attempted to edit CW messages, N1MM stopped responding. We
ended up making changes on the messages file with text editor.

IMHO, not necessarily the team, the lack of simultaneous TX signal for mults
(like WW) makes this a SO-like for M/S unless you have a very sophisticated
interlocking system.

Lot of room for improvements on the operation side. Anyway enjoyed operating
with good old friends.

73 Eric, NP3A
 
DAØHQ   Headquarters HP   26,551,5522013-07-24 07:58:58
Operators:
DC8SG, DF2CK, DF2ZP, DF3CB, DF7ZS, DF9IU, DF9ZP, DG0OHC, DG0OKD, DG0OKW,
DG1ATN, DG1CMZ, DG1HWN, DG5AA, DH1DX, DH1NFJ, DH2WW, DH7WW, DJ1YFK, DJ2BQ,
DJ2HD, DJ2LS, DJ2QV, DJ6TF, DJ7TO, DJ9AO, DJ9KM, DK1BT, DK2CX, DK4AA,DK4WA,
DK5PD, DK7AH, DK7YY, DK8YY, DK8ZB, DK9VZ, DL1AOB, DL1AUZ, DL1AWD, DL1AWI,
DL1DTL, DL1ELY, DL1NX, DL1WA, DL2AMC, DL2AQI, DL2ARD, DL2JRM, DL2OE, DL2SAX,
DL3ANK, DL3JJ, DL3KO, DL3DXX, DL3MXX, DL3YM, DL4KQ, DL4MM, DL4UNY, DL5ANT,
DL5AOJ, DL5AOL, DL5AXX, DL5CW, DL5GA, DL5LYM, DL5MLO, DL5SE, DL5XL, DL5XU,
DL5ZL, DL6FBL, DL6JF, DL6MHW, DL6SAK, DL6WT, DL7CH, DL7VOA, DL7ZZ, DL8AKI,
DL8ALU, DL8AUA, DL8UAT, DL8WAA, DL9AWI, DL9NDS, DM5JBN, DM8HH, DO1CTL, DO5KOL,
KD8DXU
 
LW5DW   SO SSB LP   26,1762013-07-24 13:06:08
Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ
7 6 10 1 4
14 25 81 10 9
21 30 74 8 12
28 58 184 11 20
Total 119 349 30 45
Score: 26.175
 
TMØHQ   Headquarters HP   25,140,5552013-07-25 00:55:13
Raw score.

Many different problems this year ...

Congratulations to DA0HQ.

73,
Herve F5HRY
 
IOØH   Headquarters HP   20,295,5102013-07-25 15:17:19
Operators:
I1HJT I1NVU I2WIJ I4EWH I4FYF IK0HBN IK1HJS IK1HXN IK1QBT IK1SPR
IK1YDB IK2QEI IK3QAR IK4DCW IK4GNI IK4HVR IK4MGP IK4UNH IK4WMH
IK8UND IT9ACN IT9AUG IT9BLB IT9BUN IT9CHU IT9CJC IT9EQO IT9GAC
IT9MUO IT9NJE IT9RZU IT9TQH IT9VDQ IV3BSY IV3ZXQ IW1ARB IZ1GAR
IZ1LBG IZ4COW IZ4GWE IZ4NIC IZ4UEZ IZ5AHB IZ5DIY IZ5EKV IZ8DFO
IZ8EFD IZ8GCE IZ8IEV IZ8TDP

Great Team, great Operators and great Score, even if less
than last year.
We surely made a lot of Italians happy and even some of our EA
"friends".
The "plus" of using a lot of Callsigns then makes the final
log merging "straightforward"...... ???

Congrats to DA0HQ
..
 
EFØHQ   Headquarters HP   26,716,0152013-07-26 00:47:35
Once again the spanish HQ was active in the IARU contest, representing URE. Our
goal was to try to improve on the results obtained in 2012, however poorer
conditions on all bands made that very difficult. In spite of the propagation,
a large group of experienced contesters made a huge effort from their well
appointed stations on the day to try to make the many months of very hard work
effort and planning worth it.

- EF7HQ - 10 SSB: EA7RM, EA7AKK, EA7FUN, EA7IPP, EC7ZK
- EF7HQ - 10 CW: EA7PP, EA7AJR, EA7KW, EC7AMY
- EF5HQ - 15 SSB: EA5KV, EA5GS, EA5YI, EA5DFV, EB5KT, EA5UF, EA5ON
- EF5HQ - 15 CW: EA5BY, EA5GTQ, EA5RS, EA5BWR
- EF1HQ - 20 SSB: EA1AR, EC1KR, EA4TD, EC4DX, DH1TW
- EF1HQ - 20 CW: EA1FAQ, EA1WK, EA1WX, EB1LA, EC1KV, EA4TX, EA4ZK, EC4TA
- EF2HQ - 40 SSB: EA1SA, EA2AYD, EA2AAZ, EA2OK, EA2NS, EA2RY, EB2RA, EC2DX,
EB3CW, EA5KY, EA5HUS, EA5KA
- EF2HQ - 40 CW: EA2LU, EA2AD, EA2BD, EA2AVY, EA3GXJ, EA4CWN
- EF2HQ - 80 SSB: EA1SA, EA2AYD, EA2AAZ, EA2OK, EA2NS, EA2RY, EB2RA, EC2DX,
EB3CW, EA5KY, EA5HUS, EA5KA
- EF2HQ - 80 CW: EA2EA, EA2ET
- EF2HQ - 160 SSB: EB2AM, EA2VE
- EF2HQ - 160 CW: EA1SA, EA2AYD, EA2AAZ, EA2OK, EA2NS, EA2RY, EB2RA, EC2DX,
EB3CW, EA5KY, EA5HUS, EA5KA
- HQ URE 2013 Organizer: EC1KR, EC2DX, EA5ON

We hope that next year conditions will be better! Thanks to each and every
station who called the special call EFxHQ on the different bands and modes.

On the eve of the contest, a new telecoms bill was passed in Spain, part of
that contains new rules on licencing which mean that next year we should have a
single callsign which will allow us to participate on an even footing with many
of the other HQs and take better advantage of propagation in different
locations throughout the country.

73 de Raul EA5KA
URE HF and Contest Manager
www.ure.es
 
WQ6X   SO CW LP   9,7922013-07-28 19:53:02
SOAPBOX: This is another AD-Hoc setup from Alameda California. I intended to
run an amplified Flex 1500 with my trusty ICOM 7000 as a backup radio.
Unfortunately, the receiver side of the 1500 developed a strange whistle making
it unreliable for use in this weekend's radiosport.
SOAPBOX: Radio was a barefoot ICOM 7000 into an HF2-V Vertical arrayed with
radials.
This year the number of HQ stations seemed way more plentiful than in the 2012
event. Noticeably missing was Hawaii (I worked only one station) as well as
VE4, VE5 & VE6. Additionally, VK seemed absent as well as BG (China)
except for an HQ station there. In fact for MANY countries all I worked was
their HQ station. There were surprisingly few JA stations this year,
continuing my beef that Asian stations seem to be noticeably absent from this
year's radiosport events. Brazil (PP5), Uruguay (CX3) and Columbia (HK3) were
the only South American countries I could work. Surprisingly, Europe was
unhearable from this Alameda location, although I did hear EF5 and EA3.
My contest writeup with pictures can be found at: http://WQ6X.BlogSpot.Com
 
OG6N(OH6NIO)   SO Mixed HP   1,328,7202013-07-29 05:26:18
The conditions were very disturbed. 87% of the QSOs were from Europe.
Multipliers were 48 down from the last year. Prior to the contest my tower
suffered from a lightning strike. I managed to repair most of the damage except
for the rotator. The main tower was fixed between EU and the states during the
contest. On early Sunday morning a nearby thunderstorm forced me to QRT for a
while so I went to bed. Despite the poor propagation this contest had its high
moment when 10m opened into Europe at 07Z producing a 175 QSO hour.
 
S5ØHQ   Headquarters HP   20,081,8622013-07-29 09:41:46
 
OZ1HQ   Headquarters HP   11,305,2872013-07-30 09:56:57
We hope we are No 1 in Scandinavia this year.
QSL via OZ1ACB CU again next year
 
R3HQ   Headquarters HP   23,644,4002013-08-01 02:46:27
Worked HQ

CALLSIGN | HQ | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
====================================================================
LA2RR | AC | | X | X | X | X | X | 5
HB0HQ | AFVL | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
7T0HQ | ARA | | | X | X | X | | 3
E7HQ | ARABH | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
IO1H | ARI | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
ER7HQ | ARM | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
W1AW/4 | ARRL | X | X | X | X | X | | 5
AT1HQ | ARSI | | | | X | X | X | 3
LZ7HQ | BFRA | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
EU5HQ | BFRR | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
ZF1A | CARS | | | X | X | | | 2
OL3HQ | CRC | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
B5HQ | CRSA | | | X | X | X | | 3
BM0HQ | CTARL | | | X | X | X | X | 4
DA0HQ | DARC | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
ET3AA | EARS | | | | X | X | | 2
OZ1HQ | EDR | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
SU1SK | ERASD | | | | X | | | 1
ES9A | ERAU | X | X | X | X | X | | 5
XE1LM | FMRE | | | | X | | | 1
T49C | FRC | | X | | X | X | | 3
YR0HQ | FRR | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
4K1HQ | FRS | | X | X | | X | | 3
VR2HK | HARTS | | | | | X | | 1
9A28HQ | HRS | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
NU1AW/3 | IARU | X | X | X | X | X | | 5
EI0HQ | IRTS | | | | X | X | | 2
8N1HQ | JARL | X | X | X | X | X | | 5
HL0HQ | KARL | | | | X | X | | 2
UN1HQ | KFRR | X | | X | X | X | X | 5
ZW2HQ | LABRE | | X | X | X | X | X | 5
HK3LR | LCRA | | | | X | | | 1
YL4HQ | LRAL | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
LY0HQ | LRMD | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
9M4DXX | MARTS | | | | | X | | 1
JU1HQ | MASF | | | | X | X | | 2
HG0HQ | MRASZ | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
JU1HQ | MRSF | | | | X | X | | 2
LN2HQ | NRRL | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
ZL6HQ | NZART | | | X | X | X | X | 4
YE0HQ | ORARI | | | | X | X | | 2
OE1A | OVSV | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
DX0HQ | PARA | | | | X | X | | 2
SN0HQ | PZK | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
DL9KCE | R1 | | | | X | | | 1
9Y4X | R2 | | | X | X | X | | 3
YB0AZ | R3 | | | X | X | X | X | 4
SX0HQ | RAAG | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
VA3RAC | RAC | | | X | X | X | | 3
LR1D | RCA | | X | X | X | X | X | 5
XR3HQ | RCCH | | X | X | X | X | X | 5
HQ2W | RCH | | | X | X | | | 2
ZP5AA | RCP | | | | X | X | | 2
CX1AA | RCU | | | X | X | X | X | 4
YV5AJ | RCV | | | X | | | | 1
TM0HQ | REF | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
A47RS | ROARS | | | | X | | | 1
GR2HQ | RSGB | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
Z30HQ | RSM | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
ZS9HQ | SARL | | | | | X | X | 2
OH2HQ | SRAL | | X | X | X | X | X | 5
YT0HQ | SRS | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
SK9HQ | SSA | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
TC3HQ | TRAC | | | | X | X | X | 3
EM5HQ | UARL | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
OP0HQ | UBA | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
EF2HQ | URE | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
HB9HQ | USKA | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
XV4Y | VARC | | | X | X | X | X | 4
PA6HQ | VERON | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
VK5WIA | WIA | | | | X | X | | 2
S50HQ | ZRS | X | X | X | X | X | X | 6
====================================================================
| | 34 | 40 | 52 | 67 | 64 | 43 | 300

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Worked ITU zones

| 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
01 | | | | 5 | | | 5
02 | | | | 9 | 1 | | 10
03 | | | | 6 | | | 6
04 | | 1 | 10 | 37 | 7 | | 55
05 | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
06 | | | | 142 | 12 | | 154
07 | | | 8 | 156 | 18 | | 182
08 | 4 | 14 | 104 | 348 | 84 | | 554
09 | 2 | 2 | 9 | 14 | 3 | | 30
10 | | | | 2 | | | 2
11 | | 2 | 6 | 16 | 6 | 2 | 32
12 | | | 9 | 12 | 8 | 2 | 31
13 | | 1 | 10 | 7 | 12 | 4 | 34
14 | | 5 | 19 | 21 | 27 | 25 | 97
15 | | 9 | 36 | 34 | 63 | 49 | 191
16 | | | | 2 | 6 | 5 | 13
17 | | | 1 | 10 | 3 | | 14
18 | 24 | 61 | 108 | 115 | 71 | 37 | 416
19 | 5 | 16 | 14 | 22 | 15 | 4 | 76
20 | 5 | 8 | 15 | 24 | 15 | 5 | 72
21 | 1 | 3 | 7 | 9 | 7 | | 27
22 | | | | | | |
23 | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 6
24 | | | | | | |
25 | | | | | | |
26 | | | | 1 | | | 1
27 | 31 | 78 | 304 | 437 | 220 | 181 | 1251
28 | 219 | 564 | 1368 | 1397 | 890 | 760 | 5198
29 | 358 | 579 | 817 | 689 | 493 | 434 | 3370
30 | 76 | 116 | 163 | 199 | 167 | 128 | 849
31 | 8 | 31 | 45 | 76 | 50 | 11 | 221
32 | 5 | 16 | 23 | 39 | 29 | 10 | 122
33 | | 1 | 2 | 8 | 5 | | 16
34 | 1 | 2 | 7 | 26 | 21 | 1 | 58
35 | | | | 1 | | | 1
36 | 1 | 6 | 11 | 18 | 17 | 8 | 61
37 | 4 | 28 | 61 | 117 | 115 | 46 | 371
38 | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
39 | 3 | 13 | 19 | 38 | 39 | 32 | 144
40 | | | | | | |
41 | | | | 5 | 15 | 3 | 23
42 | | | | | | |
43 | | | 1 | 6 | 8 | 1 | 16
44 | | | 11 | 50 | 55 | 4 | 120
45 | 6 | 14 | 50 | 345 | 346 | 3 | 764
46 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 6
47 | | | | | | |
48 | | | | | | |
49 | 1 | | 2 | 8 | 22 | 6 | 39
50 | | | 2 | 6 | 11 | | 19
51 | | | | 3 | 5 | | 8
52 | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
53 | 1 | | | | | 2 | 3
54 | | 2 | 13 | 23 | 41 | 16 | 95
55 | | | 2 | 6 | 3 | | 11
56 | | | | | | |
57 | | 1 | 2 | 4 | 13 | 9 | 29
58 | | | | | 2 | 3 | 5
59 | | | 6 | 20 | 7 | 6 | 39
60 | | | 3 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 9
61 | | | | 3 | | | 3
62 | | | | | | |
63 | | | | 5 | | | 5
64 | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4
65 | | | | | | |
66 | | | | | | |
67 | | | | | | |
68 | | | | | | |
69 | | | | | | |
70 | | | | | | |
71 | | | | | | |
72 | | | | | | |
73 | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
74 | | | | | | |
75 | | | | | | |
76 | | | | | | |
77 | | | | | | |
78 | | | | | | |
79 | | | | | | |
80 | | | | | | |
81 | | | | | | |
82 | | | | | | |
83 | | | | | | |
84 | | | | | | |
85 | | | | | | |
86 | | | | | | |
87 | | | | | | |
88 | | | | | | |
89 | | | | | | |
90 | | | | | | |
======================================================
| 755 | 1575 | 3272 | 4531 | 2943 | 1803 | 14879

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R3HQ
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |
Total |
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| 12 | | 21 | 238 | 424 | 205 | 107 |
995 |
| 13 | | 32 | 189 | 370 | 235 | 90 |
916 |
| 14 | | 43 | 191 | 315 | 109 | 116 |
774 |
| 15 | 1 | 41 | 241 | 328 | 194 | 74 |
879 |
| 16 | 35 | 70 | 235 | 280 | 159 | 52 |
831 |
| 17 | 57 | 112 | 221 | 255 | 184 | 70 |
899 |
| 18 | 78 | 170 | 204 | 255 | 106 | 30 |
843 |
| 19 | 99 | 197 | 214 | 219 | 161 | 13 |
903 |
| 20 | 93 | 204 | 230 | 165 | 44 | 6 |
742 |
| 21 | 154 | 190 | 170 | 138 | 17 | 1 |
670 |
| 22 | 100 | 244 | 139 | 88 | 1 | |
572 |
| 23 | 74 | 142 | 169 | 33 | | |
418 |
| 00 | 66 | 98 | 133 | 70 | 5 | |
372 |
| 01 | 30 | 61 | 86 | 73 | | |
250 |
| 02 | 20 | 19 | 88 | 102 | 19 | |
248 |
| 03 | 6 | 3 | 56 | 151 | 106 | 3 |
325 |
| 04 | | 3 | 45 | 183 | 169 | 37 |
437 |
| 05 | | | 86 | 165 | 188 | 159 |
598 |
| 06 | 2 | | 75 | 157 | 247 | 196 |
677 |
| 07 | | | 81 | 149 | 277 | 235 |
742 |
| 08 | | | 88 | 177 | 198 | 310 |
773 |
| 09 | | | 63 | 180 | 172 | 201 |
616 |
| 10 | | | 84 | 196 | 151 | 113 |
544 |
| 11 | | 2 | 60 | 187 | 117 | 72 |
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| | 815 | 1652 | 3386 | 4660 | 3064 | 1885 |
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R3HQ
By band - By mode
QSOs (with 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 | |
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| 12 | | | 17 | 4 | 134 | 104 |
175 | 249 | 29 | 176 | 47 | 60 | 995 |
| 13 | | | 5 | 27 | 90 | 99 |
157 | 213 | 114 | 121 | 40 | 50 | 916 |
| 14 | | | 34 | 9 | 95 | 96 |
133 | 182 | 49 | 60 | 39 | 77 | 774 |
| 15 | 1 | | 17 | 24 | 103 | 138 |
152 | 176 | 105 | 89 | 28 | 46 | 879 |
| 16 | 23 | 12 | 39 | 31 | 115 | 120 |
133 | 147 | 103 | 56 | 19 | 33 | 831 |
| 17 | 35 | 22 | 77 | 35 | 100 | 121 |
120 | 135 | 105 | 79 | 46 | 24 | 899 |
| 18 | 44 | 34 | 85 | 85 | 99 | 105 |
108 | 147 | 55 | 51 | 18 | 12 | 843 |
| 19 | 51 | 48 | 113 | 84 | 124 | 90 |
92 | 127 | 104 | 57 | 10 | 3 | 903 |
| 20 | 62 | 31 | 97 | 107 | 133 | 97 |
86 | 79 | 25 | 19 | 5 | 1 | 742 |
| 21 | 98 | 56 | 97 | 93 | 86 | 84 |
61 | 77 | 14 | 3 | 1 | | 670 |
| 22 | 87 | 13 | 137 | 107 | 70 | 69 |
48 | 40 | | 1 | | | 572 |
| 23 | 60 | 14 | 66 | 76 | 65 | 104 |
16 | 17 | | | | | 418 |
| 00 | 32 | 34 | 57 | 41 | 74 | 59 |
68 | 2 | 4 | 1 | | | 372 |
| 01 | 28 | 2 | 27 | 34 | 58 | 28 |
40 | 33 | | | | | 250 |
| 02 | 18 | 2 | 10 | 9 | 60 | 28 |
51 | 51 | 19 | | | | 248 |
| 03 | 5 | 1 | | 3 | 39 | 17 |
88 | 63 | 72 | 34 | 2 | 1 | 325 |
| 04 | | | | 3 | 29 | 16 |
100 | 83 | 100 | 69 | 20 | 17 | 437 |
| 05 | | | | | 47 | 39 |
93 | 72 | 83 | 105 | 104 | 55 | 598 |
| 06 | 1 | 1 | | | 51 | 24 |
91 | 66 | 121 | 126 | 104 | 92 | 677 |
| 07 | | | | | 52 | 29 |
77 | 72 | 116 | 161 | 107 | 128 | 742 |
| 08 | | | | | 35 | 53 |
94 | 83 | 76 | 122 | 105 | 205 | 773 |
| 09 | | | | | 18 | 45 |
104 | 76 | 74 | 98 | 82 | 119 | 616 |
| 10 | | | | | 30 | 54 |
89 | 107 | 67 | 84 | 81 | 32 | 544 |
| 11 | | | 1 | 1 | 19 | 41 |
103 | 84 | 61 | 56 | 53 | 19 | 438 |
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| | 545 | 270 | 879 | 773 | 1726 | 1660 |
2279 | 2381 | 1496 | 1568 | 911 | 974 | 15462 |

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R3HQ - Continents
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band / Mode | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
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| 160 CW | 86.1% | 1.5% | | 0.4% | 12.1% | |
| 160 SSB | 90.4% | | | | 9.6% | |
| 80 CW | 83.5% | 2.2% | 1.3% | 0.3% | 12.6% | 0.1% |
| 80 SSB | 88.5% | 0.4% | 1.2% | 0.3% | 9.7% | |
| 40 CW | 78.6% | 7.5% | 1.4% | 0.5% | 11.5% | 0.5% |
| 40 SSB | 86.7% | 0.8% | 3.7% | 0.4% | 7.1% | 1.1% |
| 20 CW | 58.2% | 17.7% | 1.3% | 0.6% | 21.3% | 0.9% |
| 20 SSB | 66.6% | 14.3% | 2.6% | 0.8% | 13.7% | 2.1% |
| 15 CW | 58.2% | 8.6% | 2.6% | 0.9% | 28.7% | 1.0% |
| 15 SSB | 65.1% | 0.5% | 5.7% | 1.8% | 23.0% | 3.8% |
| 10 CW | 83.6% | | 2.6% | 0.8% | 11.7% | 1.2% |
| 10 SSB | 80.9% | | 7.5% | 1.7% | 8.3% | 1.5% |
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Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160C | 160S | 80C | 80S | 40C | 40S | 20C | 20S | 15C |
15S | 10C | 10S | TOTAL
=======================================================================================================

1A | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
1S | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3A | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3B6 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3B8 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3B9 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3C | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3C0 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3D2 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3D2/c | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3D2/r | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3DA | AF | | | | | | | | | |
1 | | | 1
3V | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3W | AS | | | | | 1 | | 1 | 2 | 1 |
3 | 1 | | 9
3X | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3Y/b | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
3Y/p | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
4J | AS | | | 4 | | 3 | | 3 | | 4 |
1 | 2 | | 17
4L | AS | | | | | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 2 |
| 1 | | 6
4O | EU | 1 | | 1 | 2 | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 |
1 | 1 | 2 | 14
4S | AS | | | | | | | | 1 | |
1 | | 1 | 3
4U1I | EU | | | | | | | | 1 | |
1 | | | 2
4U1U | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
4U1V | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
4W | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
4X | AS | | | | 1 | 3 | 1 | 4 | 6 | 4 |
4 | 3 | 7 | 33
5A | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
5B | AS | 2 | | 3 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 4 | 3 |
5 | 3 | 5 | 36
5H | AF | 1 | | | | | | | | |
| 1 | | 2
5N | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
5R | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
5T | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
5U | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
5V | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
5W | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
5X | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
5Z | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
6W | AF | | | 1 | | 1 | | 1 | | 1 |
| 1 | | 5
6Y | NA | | | | | | | | 1 | |
| | | 1
7O | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
7P | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
7Q | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
7X | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 |
3 | | | 9
8P | NA | | | | | 1 | | | 1 | |
| | | 2
8Q | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
8R | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
9A | EU | 1 | 2 | 3 | 12 | 11 | 22 | 19 | 29 | 6 |
14 | 7 | 20 | 146
9G | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
9H | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
9J | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | 1 | 1
9K | AS | | | | 1 | | | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| 1 | | 5
9L | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
9M2 | AS | | | | | | | 3 | 2 | 2 |
3 | | 1 | 11
9M6 | OC | | | | | 1 | | | | 1 |
3 | 1 | 3 | 9
9N | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
9Q | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
9U | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
9V | AS | | | 1 | | 1 | | | 1 | 2 |
1 | 1 | 1 | 8
9X | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
9Y | SA | | | | | | 1 | | 2 | |
| | | 3
A2 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
A3 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
A4 | AS | | | | | | | | 1 | |
1 | | 1 | 3
A5 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
A6 | AS | 1 | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 5 | 2 |
6 | 2 | 2 | 26
A7 | AS | | | | | | | | 1 | 1 |
| | | 2
A9 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
AP | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
BS7 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
BV | AS | | | | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | 4 |
2 | 1 | | 10
BV9P | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
BY | AS | | | | | 4 | 5 | 20 | 24 | 23 |
23 | 1 | 3 | 103
C2 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
C3 | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
C5 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
C6 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
C9 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
CE | SA | | | | 1 | | 7 | 2 | 10 | 1 |
8 | | 7 | 36
CE0X | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
CE0Y | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
CE0Z | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
CE9 | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
CM | NA | | | 1 | | | | 1 | 3 | |
1 | | | 6
CN | AF | | | | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 |
| | | 4
CP | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
CT | EU | | | | | | 5 | 2 | 13 | |
15 | | 5 | 40
CT3 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
1 | | | 1
CU | EU | | | | 3 | | 1 | | 3 | |
| | | 7
CX | SA | | | 1 | | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |
1 | 3 | 3 | 16
CY0 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
CY9 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
D2 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1 | | 1 |
| 1 | | 4
D4 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
D6 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
DL | EU | 71 | 18 | 85 | 105 | 235 | 311 | 177 | 254 | 89 |
180 | 100 | 126 | 1751
DU | OC | | | | | | 2 | 4 | 3 | 2 |
10 | | | 21
E3 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
E4 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
E5/n | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
E5/s | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
E6 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
E7 | EU | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 4 | 4 | 9 | 6 | 3 |
5 | 5 | 6 | 49
EA | EU | 4 | 2 | 10 | 20 | 18 | 36 | 21 | 72 | 17 |
78 | 11 | 27 | 316
EA6 | EU | | | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2 |
4 | 2 | 2 | 21
EA8 | AF | 1 | | 2 | 1 | 5 | 5 | 7 | 8 | 5 |
11 | 3 | 5 | 53
EA9 | AF | | | | | | | | 1 | |
1 | | 1 | 3
EI | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6 | 3 | 11 | 5 | 11 | 4 |
9 | 2 | 2 | 56
EK | AS | | | | 1 | | | | 2 | 1 |
1 | | | 5
EL | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
EP | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ER | EU | 1 | | 3 | 8 | 3 | 9 | 4 | 6 | 3 |
5 | 1 | 3 | 46
ES | EU | 1 | 3 | 3 | 7 | 6 | 9 | 5 | 6 | 8 |
5 | 4 | 1 | 58
ET | AF | | | | | | | | 1 | |
1 | | | 2
EU | EU | 8 | 3 | 13 | 5 | 23 | 9 | 14 | 8 | 13 |
4 | 13 | 4 | 117
EX | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
EY | AS | | | | | | | | | |
1 | | | 1
EZ | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
F | EU | 6 | 1 | 8 | 12 | 22 | 41 | 25 | 52 | 20 |
41 | 16 | 16 | 260
FG | NA | | | | | | | | | 1 |
| | | 1
FH | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FJ | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FK | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FK/c | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FM | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FO | OC | | | | | | | 4 | 1 | |
| | | 5
FO/a | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FO/c | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FO/m | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FP | NA | | | | | | | 1 | 1 | |
| | | 2
FR | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FR/g | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FR/j | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FR/t | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FS | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FT5W | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FT5X | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FT5Z | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FW | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
FY | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
G | EU | 10 | 2 | 11 | 10 | 25 | 62 | 49 | 87 | 22 |
42 | 23 | 34 | 377
GD | EU | | | | | | | 1 | 1 | |
| | | 2
GI | EU | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 5 | 1 |
4 | | | 15
GJ | EU | | | | 1 | | 1 | | | |
| | | 2
GM | EU | | | 2 | 2 | 9 | 7 | 5 | 11 | 3 |
3 | 3 | 4 | 49
GM/s | EU | | | | 1 | | 1 | | 2 | |
| | | 4
GU | EU | | | | | | | | 1 | |
1 | | | 2
GW | EU | | 1 | 1 | | 3 | 4 | 2 | 5 | 3 |
1 | 4 | | 24
H4 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
H40 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
HA | EU | 10 | 3 | 19 | 10 | 33 | 16 | 38 | 22 | 26 |
13 | 26 | 18 | 234
HB | EU | 2 | 1 | 2 | 6 | 3 | 19 | 5 | 25 | 4 |
16 | 4 | 6 | 93
HB0 | EU | 1 | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 1 | |
1 | | 1 | 7
HC | SA | | | | | | | 1 | 2 | 1 |
1 | | | 5
HC8 | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
HH | NA | | | | | | | | | |
1 | | | 1
HI | NA | | | | | | | 1 | 1 | |
1 | | | 3
HK | SA | | | | | | 1 | | 4 | |
1 | | | 6
HK0/a | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
HK0/m | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
HL | AS | | | | | 3 | 2 | 9 | 5 | 10 |
3 | | | 32
HP | NA | | | | | | | 1 | | |
| | | 1
HR | NA | | | | | | 1 | | 1 | |
| | | 2
HS | AS | 1 | | | | 1 | 1 | 4 | 1 | 14 |
6 | 4 | 2 | 34
HV | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
HZ | AS | | | | 1 | | | 2 | 3 | 2 |
4 | 1 | 2 | 15
I | EU | 6 | 3 | 20 | 29 | 56 | 120 | 65 | 170 | 38 |
91 | 42 | 86 | 726
IG9 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
1 | | | 1
IS | EU | | | | | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 | 2 |
2 | | 1 | 12
IT9 | EU | | | | 2 | | 7 | 2 | 5 | 4 |
8 | 1 | 9 | 38
J2 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
J3 | NA | | | | | | | | | 1 |
| | | 1
J5 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
J6 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
J7 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
J8 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
JA | AS | 7 | | 14 | 1 | 42 | 12 | 236 | 114 | 193 |
158 | 3 | | 780
JD/m | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
JD/o | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
JT | AS | | | | | | | 1 | 3 | 1 |
2 | 1 | | 8
JW | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
JW/b | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
JX | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
JY | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
K | NA | 6 | | 15 | 2 | 112 | 4 | 360 | 289 | 114 |
4 | | | 906
KG4 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH0 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH1 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH2 | OC | | | | | | | 1 | | 1 |
| 1 | | 3
KH3 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH4 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH5 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH5K | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH6 | OC | | | | | | | 1 | 2 | |
| | | 3
KH7K | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH8 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH8/s | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KH9 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KL | NA | | | | | | | 4 | 1 | |
| | | 5
KP1 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
KP2 | NA | | | | 1 | | 1 | | 3 | |
| | | 5
KP4 | NA | | | | | | 2 | | 4 | 1 |
| | | 7
KP5 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
LA | EU | 2 | 1 | 4 | 3 | 7 | 8 | 5 | 10 | 1 |
5 | 1 | 2 | 49
LU | SA | | | 4 | 1 | 4 | 11 | 6 | 8 | 10 |
15 | 7 | 14 | 80
LX | EU | | | | 2 | | 1 | 2 | 2 | |
1 | | 1 | 9
LY | EU | 13 | 7 | 23 | 14 | 22 | 14 | 17 | 15 | 16 |
10 | 14 | 11 | 176
LZ | EU | 5 | 1 | 16 | 7 | 23 | 11 | 24 | 14 | 23 |
14 | 26 | 10 | 174
OA | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
OD | AS | | | | | | | | 1 | |
2 | | 3 | 6
OE | EU | 4 | 4 | 3 | 7 | 14 | 31 | 8 | 24 | 6 |
8 | 6 | 10 | 125
OH | EU | 10 | 1 | 14 | 8 | 21 | 8 | 22 | 13 | 20 |
9 | 11 | 5 | 142
OH0 | EU | 1 | | 1 | | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | 8
OJ0 | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
OK | EU | 24 | 3 | 29 | 14 | 59 | 34 | 66 | 36 | 42 |
18 | 27 | 15 | 367
OM | EU | 7 | 1 | 10 | 6 | 21 | 8 | 22 | 10 | 16 |
5 | 15 | 7 | 128
ON | EU | 6 | 1 | 2 | 9 | 16 | 20 | 16 | 28 | 9 |
18 | 11 | 19 | 155
OX | NA | | | | | | 1 | | 1 | |
| | | 2
OY | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
OZ | EU | 1 | 1 | 6 | 4 | 12 | 19 | 13 | 13 | 4 |
11 | 2 | 9 | 95
P2 | OC | | | | | | | | 1 | |
1 | | | 2
P4 | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
P5 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
PA | EU | 9 | 2 | 9 | 7 | 38 | 46 | 53 | 83 | 24 |
21 | 20 | 35 | 347
PJ2 | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
PJ4 | SA | | | 1 | | | 1 | | 1 | |
1 | | | 4
PJ5 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
PJ7 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
PY | SA | | | 5 | 7 | 16 | 33 | 15 | 28 | 22 |
58 | 13 | 46 | 243
PY0F | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
PY0S | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
PY0T | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
PZ | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
R1FJ | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
S0 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
S2 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
S5 | EU | 6 | 1 | 8 | 6 | 20 | 16 | 25 | 19 | 20 |
12 | 16 | 11 | 160
S7 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
S9 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
SM | EU | 8 | 3 | 16 | 13 | 26 | 16 | 26 | 20 | 14 |
14 | 10 | 4 | 170
SP | EU | 26 | 21 | 38 | 83 | 80 | 140 | 71 | 138 | 50 |
91 | 41 | 38 | 817
ST | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
SU | AF | | | | | | | | 1 | |
| | | 1
SV | EU | 1 | | 3 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 5 | 1 |
4 | 4 | 8 | 37
SV/a | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
SV5 | EU | | | | 1 | | | | | |
| | | 1
SV9 | EU | | | | | 1 | | | 1 | |
| | 1 | 3
T2 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
T30 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
T31 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
T32 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
T33 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
T5 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
T7 | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
T8 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
1 | | | 1
TA | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 4 | | 5 | 2 |
2 | 2 | 1 | 18
TA1 | EU | | | | 1 | | 1 | | 1 | |
1 | | 1 | 5
TF | EU | | | | | 1 | | 5 | 5 | 2 |
1 | | | 14
TG | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TI | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TI9 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TJ | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TK | EU | | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | |
1 | 1 | | 6
TL | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TN | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TR | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TT | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TU | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TY | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
TZ | AF | | | | | | | | | |
1 | | | 1
UA | EU | 151 | 117 | 236 | 163 | 334 | 235 | 303 | 213 | 217 |
139 | 178 | 137 | 2423
UA2 | EU | 7 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 10 | 9 | 3 | 4 | 6 |
2 | 11 | 2 | 66
UA9 | AS | 53 | 25 | 85 | 64 | 125 | 86 | 180 | 129 | 137 |
113 | 75 | 48 | 1120
UK | AS | | | | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 |
1 | | | 4
UN | AS | 2 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 9 | 1 | 12 | 6 | 13 |
3 | 3 | 2 | 56
UR | EU | 44 | 23 | 88 | 49 | 124 | 65 | 108 | 54 | 64 |
39 | 41 | 39 | 738
V2 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
V3 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
V4 | NA | | | | | | 1 | | 1 | |
| | | 2
V5 | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| 1 | | 7
V6 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
V7 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
V8 | OC | | | | | | | | | 1 |
| | | 1
VE | NA | 2 | | 3 | | 17 | 3 | 35 | 31 | 11 |
1 | | | 103
VK | OC | | | | | 4 | 4 | 5 | 22 | 6 |
7 | 6 | 3 | 57
VK0H | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VK0M | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VK9C | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VK9L | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VK9M | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VK9N | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VK9W | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VK9X | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP2E | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP2M | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP2V | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP5 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP6 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP6/d | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP8 | SA | | | | | | | | | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | 3
VP8/g | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP8/h | SA | | | | | | | | 1 | |
1 | | 1 | 3
VP8/o | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP8/s | SA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VP9 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VQ9 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VR | AS | | | | | | | | 1 | |
2 | | | 3
VU | AS | | | | | | | 2 | 4 | 5 |
12 | 1 | 2 | 26
VU4 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
VU7 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
XE | NA | | | | | | | 1 | 2 | |
| | | 3
XF4 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
XT | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
XU | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
XW | AS | | | | | | | | 1 | 1 |
1 | 1 | | 4
XX9 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
XZ | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
YA | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
YB | OC | | | 1 | | 1 | 11 | 5 | 17 | 3 |
35 | 1 | 9 | 83
YI | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
YJ | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
YK | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
YL | EU | 4 | 3 | 8 | 4 | 9 | 5 | 9 | 6 | 9 |
2 | 9 | 3 | 71
YN | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
YO | EU | 12 | 4 | 17 | 22 | 32 | 34 | 37 | 50 | 33 |
42 | 30 | 31 | 344
YS | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
YU | EU | 4 | 2 | 14 | 7 | 18 | 11 | 25 | 14 | 20 |
8 | 19 | 12 | 154
YV | SA | | | | | 2 | 7 | 3 | 3 | 1 |
2 | | | 18
YV0 | NA | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
Z2 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
Z3 | EU | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4 | 2 | 2 |
| 3 | 2 | 19
Z6 | EU | | | | | | | 1 | | |
| | | 1
Z8 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZA | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZB | EU | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZC4 | AS | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZD7 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZD8 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZD9 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZF | NA | | | | | | 1 | | 1 | |
| | | 2
ZK3 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZL | OC | | | | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 1 |
3 | 2 | | 14
ZL7 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZL8 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZL9 | OC | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
ZP | SA | | | | | | | 1 | 2 | |
1 | | 1 | 5
ZS | AF | | | | | | | 1 | 1 | 4 |
9 | | 10 | 25
ZS8 | AF | | | | | | | | | |
| | |
=======================================================================================================

| | 545 | 270 | 879 | 771 | 1724 | 1659 | 2278 | 2380 | 1495 |
1567 | 911 | 973 | 15452

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N8HM   SO SSB LP   1262013-08-03 09:25:20
Rig - Yaesu FT-450D
Antenna - MFJ-1786 Magnetic Loop
 
CX1AA   Headquarters HP   5,856,4802013-08-04 16:01:33
QSL VIA W3HNK
 
HA4XH(@HA3DX)   SO SSB LP   858,1162013-08-08 06:45:33
Broken doughnut joint of the roller inductor made me impossible to use our Henry
linear. It can be well seen on lower bands score. Maybe next time.
Thanks for all QSO's.

73's

Charlie
 
LY4L/WRTC   M/S LP   3,893,2042013-08-11 07:00:12
It was attempt to simulate WRTC: 100 watts with two radios. We have used AD2334
antenna @18m, 80 dipole, 5B4AGN BPFs and 4O3A combiner. Everything worked well
despite some noises to each other.
Quite few WRTC test stations were worked from this part of the world.
Thanks for contacts and CUAGN.

73!
Mindis LY4L
 
WD4K   M/S HP   599,6902013-08-12 15:31:40
Had a great time trying M/S HP with Tommy WD4K. Julie and Tommy were wonderful
hosts at their nice home near Nashville. It is a real joy to work international
contests from such a fantastic station.

I (Brad) felt like I wasn't really able to do justice to this great antenna
system. I was rusty. I haven't been at a radio since February because of work
and family priorities. That said, once the cobwebs were knocked off we were
able to make a little noise. Fun was the goal, and the goal was met.

The conditions were OK overall, not great, with local device and thunderstorm
QRN hampering efforts occasionally. Our apologies to anyone who we did not
complete a QSO with due to sporadic +10 over noise. It only happened a few
times, frustrating as it was, but it could have been worse.

Asia was difficult and sparse here Saturday evening. We were waiting for a
stronger opening at EU sunrise Sunday morning on 20M but it didn't really
materialize. We will study our off-time selection and solar conditions to see
if we could have done anything more. With that stated, 40M to EU was absolutely
fantastic and loud.

From our experience we only encountered great operators. Thanks so much each
and every one of you for the Qs...You were responsible for much fun had on this
side of the headphones.

73, Tommy WD4K and Brad WF7T

----

Yaesu FT1000MP Mk V./Alpha 91B@1500W
80M: F12 Sigma 180 Rotatable Dipole at 127'
40M: F12 340N 3el Yagi@100' to EU, Vertical, Dipole
20/15/10: 3 stack of F12 C31XR Yagis, 110/75/35'
N1MM and Winkeyer USB
 
ER7HQ   Headquarters HP   7,517,3782013-08-12 17:57:12
Many thanks to all the participants.
Not all succeeded, alas Laws Murphy.
Some positions - only 100 watts
 
KQ2M   SO Mixed HP   1,930,1692013-08-13 11:28:10
I had planned to do an involved writeup but have not had the time. My score is
probably a bit inclated - really more like ~ 1.8 meg due to a scoring error in
an old version of CT9.

Between WPXCW and IARU I was continuously very ill - a complication of my
current autoimmune illness. As a result I was unable to do even the most basic
antenna or station work. Actually I was completely unable to eat or digest the
most basic foods all during this time. Only now in mid-August am I regaining my
ability to eat simple foods.

It was tempting to not get on for IARU as I was not physically ready for a
contest or for any station work, but, it is IARU, so I couldn't NOT get on!

I awoke at 6 AM and began to hook up the station. Normally I would need to get
up at 5 AM to prepare but I needed the sleep. As expected, the contest started
at 8 AM and I was still working out basic station problems, so at ~ 1210z, I
turned the radio on and was s & p on 10 for a few mults that I would not
likely hear again. That would have been a good strategy if cndx were good -
but they were rather poor and 10 was only marginally productive. I needed to
take a shower and make food, so I qrtd early in the first hour and then was
ready to go ~ 1245z - except for the 2nd radio which I was attempting to hook
up as I operated on 15. That didn't go very well, and with poor cndx and high
absorption from the proton event + CME, my run on 15 wasn't going very well
either. So I took more off-time to hook up the radio properly with separate
keyer, footswitch and computer and was ready to go again late in the 13z hour.
But the 2nd radio was barefoot since my Titan 425 amp had zapped something real
badly just two days before. Barefoot was NOT cutting it on 20 while I tried to
run on 15. I heard some real nice mults that I could not work barefoot and
with the rapidly worsening cndx, I never heard them again. Apparently 20 was
the place to start in this contest and I had missed that opportunity. Cndx
were worse than at the bottom of the cycle - in fact - these were the worst
cndx that I can ever recall in IARU going back to the late 70's.

With 20 dying fast at ~ 14z, I was forced to stay on 15, but without Russia,
Northern Eu and Asia, rates were poor and mults hard to find. Even when 15
opened half-heartedly ~ 14z, I could bever get sustained rates above 130/hr. I
attempted on several occasions to move to SSB for a "bump" in rate,
but SSB was a wasteland of "quiet!". Lots of clear freq. and no
callers! Back to CW for better rate each time - Amazing! In fact, this was a
theme throughout the entire contest - I made more than 75% of my q's on cw!
Ordinarily I would be thrilled that so many contesters were staying on cw - but
when you are trying to maximize your score, you are better off with a more even
balance of stations on both modes - cndx were simply too poor for SSB to be
productive.

15 was not producing anything out of Asia except a few YB's and only two
Asisatic Russian zones - the worst that I could ever recall. 10 was not bad to
EU and good to SA, but many EU HQ sstations simply could not hear me even with
15 elements and a KW. PA6HQ got up to 589 but was stone deaf when I called
three different times on 10. 20 was productive later in the afternoon but
again, Asiatic Russia and Northern EU were completely absent. Amazingly, I was
not able to work even one JA (z45) on any band! That has never happened to me
before in any all-band DX contest - EVER!

40 was good for a few hours - and produced my best full hour contest rate of
152 at 23z. Even 80 got into the act with an 85 hour @ 01z - but with just a
single Inv "L" only 10' off the ground, I did not have any
"presence". It has been 6 years since I last used a 4-square on 80 -
I miss it terribly. I had hoped to put one back up for IARU - but that was
impossible under the circumstances. Likewise, I had planned to put something
up for 160 to get a few mults, but that didn't happen. I used my 80 Inv L on
160 for my 2 q's and was disappointed that both NU1AW and W1AW could not hear
me calling them.

Being seriously ill makes your contesting choices very simple. Operate the
best you can (without the normal "maximum overdrive gear") and then
go to sleep. And so I took off-time late ~ 07z and then got up around 10:15z
to find 20 barely open. It didn't improve much and Asia and Asiatic Russia was
virtually non-existent. Cndx were so poor that even though I had worked almost
no Asia, Russia or Northern EU on 20 on Saturday, they were not hearing me on
20 on Sunday either. I did not even work a z30 on 20 until 1113z! when RU9AC
called me.

With all that happened, it was still fun to operate and say hi to many old
frieends. For the first time in many years, I actually spent some time
reacquainting myself with very basic two-radio operating. Although I did work
quite a few mults on the 2nd radio, operating barefoot and with heavy
inter-station interference (filtering was not hooked up) and with no beverages,
it was mostly unproductive most of the time. I really missed that 2nd amp - it
would have helped out so much. Likewise, it would have helped enormously to be
fully station ready BEFORE the contest, rather than scrambling to fix things and
hook things up in the first two hours WHILE I operated. I also can not ever
recall taking off-time at the beginning of a contest to take a shower. :-)

Thanks for all the q's and the mults. I hope to see you all in the fall
contests and hopefully I will be in much better health.

73
Bob KQ2M

kq2m@kq2m.com

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