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K8SM   SOAB HP   71,7652008-04-27 04:49:23
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: OH
CALLSIGN: K8SM
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH MIXED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 71765
CLUB:
CONTEST: SPDXRTTYContest
CREATED-BY: WriteLog V10.65C
NAME: SCOTT LONG
ADDRESS: 5816 LINNVILLE RD. S.E.
ADDRESS: HEATH, OHIO 43056
OPERATORS: K8SM

SOAPBOX: Conditons were the worse that I've experienced in a long time. I
worked one station in Poland. I thought that I printed SQ3A but that didn't
last very long. That was all that I heard from that multiplier. Saturday was
busy for me so I didn't have a lot of time to put into the contest. Since this
is the first time for this contest I'm not sure about my score, but Writelog
says its 71,765 points. See you next year, and hopefully under much better
conditions. Thanks to W7FG (OK), N0TOP (MO), W6SA (NV) and K9WKW (WI) for four
new states, I still need one more, Vermont.

73, Scott K8SM

QSO: 14095 RY 2008-04-26 1224 K8SM 599 1 ON4QX 599 018

QSO: 14084 RY 2008-04-26 1228 K8SM 599 2 US0YW 599 014

QSO: 14097 RY 2008-04-26 1229 K8SM 599 3 S53EO 599 004

QSO: 14089 RY 2008-04-26 1233 K8SM 599 4 HA9RU 599 031

QSO: 14084 RY 2008-04-26 1241 K8SM 599 5 XE3RBA 599 019

QSO: 14092 RY 2008-04-26 1243 K8SM 599 6 DL1ZBO 599 031

QSO: 14090 RY 2008-04-26 1244 K8SM 599 7 RD3A 599 070

QSO: 14098 RY 2008-04-26 1245 K8SM 599 8 SP3GXH 599 B

QSO: 14102 RY 2008-04-26 1257 K8SM 599 9 OZ2TF 599 017

QSO: 14091 RY 2008-04-26 1300 K8SM 599 10 RK3DZB 599 0710

QSO: 14086 RY 2008-04-26 1837 K8SM 599 11 ZC4LI 599 328

QSO: 14088 RY 2008-04-26 1837 K8SM 599 12 VE1MC 599 065

QSO: 14091 RY 2008-04-26 1839 K8SM 599 13 OE2008R 599 075

QSO: 14092 RY 2008-04-26 1840 K8SM 599 14 K0IR 599 075

QSO: 14096 RY 2008-04-26 1841 K8SM 599 15 N1MGT 599 036

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 1842 K8SM 599 16 CO8LY 599 48

QSO: 14089 RY 2008-04-26 1843 K8SM 599 17 VY2LI 599 244

QSO: 14103 RY 2008-04-26 1854 K8SM 599 18 VA2UP 599 110

QSO: 14098 RY 2008-04-26 1900 K8SM 599 19 EC7ABV 599 127

QSO: 14076 RY 2008-04-26 1902 K8SM 599 20 F1RHS 599 064

QSO: 14080 RY 2008-04-26 1904 K8SM 599 21 WX4TM 599 081

QSO: 14088 RY 2008-04-26 1908 K8SM 599 22 ON4CT 599 037

QSO: 14092 RY 2008-04-26 1914 K8SM 599 23 IK4MHB 599 8

QSO: 14094 RY 2008-04-26 1917 K8SM 599 24 KD5LNO 599 035

QSO: 14087 RY 2008-04-26 1921 K8SM 599 25 HC2GF 599 117

QSO: 14080 RY 2008-04-26 1924 K8SM 599 26 EA4TX 599 159

QSO: 14082 RY 2008-04-26 1927 K8SM 599 27 CO2GL 599 015

QSO: 14097 RY 2008-04-26 1931 K8SM 599 28 PY2NY 599 007

QSO: 14088 RY 2008-04-26 1934 K8SM 599 29 N6CCH 599 059

QSO: 14091 RY 2008-04-26 1942 K8SM 599 30 W2VKT 599 067

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 1945 K8SM 599 31 VA6MM 599 19

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 1946 K8SM 599 32 KC5NYO 599 017

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 1947 K8SM 599 33 W6JYT/7 599 019

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 1947 K8SM 599 34 K0SDW 599 016

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 1948 K8SM 599 35 AA5VU 599 039

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 1949 K8SM 599 36 VE7BSM 599 001

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 1952 K8SM 599 37 KB5AAM 599 004

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 1953 K8SM 599 38 K0LDS 599 006

QSO: 14079 RY 2008-04-26 1956 K8SM 599 39 K6GEP 599 026

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 2004 K8SM 599 40 VA7ST 599 065

QSO: 14094 RY 2008-04-26 2004 K8SM 599 41 WA5ZUP 599 033

QSO: 14093 RY 2008-04-26 2006 K8SM 599 42 K5WW 599 013

QSO: 14081 RY 2008-04-26 2010 K8SM 599 43 KH6GMP 599 058

QSO: 14080 RY 2008-04-26 2015 K8SM 599 44 W0LSD 599 059

QSO: 14078 RY 2008-04-26 2026 K8SM 599 45 K5UIC 599 023

QSO: 14099 RY 2008-04-26 2029 K8SM 599 46 PR5Z 599 061

QSO: 14082 RY 2008-04-26 2351 K8SM 599 47 VE6YR 599 016

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 2353 K8SM 599 48 K7QXG 599 003

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 2355 K8SM 599 49 WY5I 599 012

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 2355 K8SM 599 50 W6SA 599 005

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 2356 K8SM 599 51 W9DO 599 021

QSO: 14083 RY 2008-04-26 2357 K8SM 599 52 VE7HBS 599 047

QSO: 7043 RY 2008-04-27 0011 K8SM 599 53 EA1KY 599 626

QSO: 7049 RY 2008-04-27 0015 K8SM 599 54 NP3D 599 196

QSO: 7050 RY 2008-04-27 0016 K8SM 599 55 K2PAL 599 032

QSO: 7051 RY 2008-04-27 0016 K8SM 599 56 KD5LNO 599 083

QSO: 7053 RY 2008-04-27 0017 K8SM 599 57 NX5O 599 067

QSO: 7041 RY 2008-04-27 0018 K8SM 599 58 VE3IAE 599 082

QSO: 7046 RY 2008-04-27 0150 K8SM 599 59 XE3RBA 599 175

QSO: 7048 RY 2008-04-27 0151 K8SM 599 60 CO8LY 599 130

QSO: 7043 RY 2008-04-27 0155 K8SM 599 61 K4FX 599 243

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0157 K8SM 599 62 N2BJ 599 103

QSO: 7042 RY 2008-04-27 0158 K8SM 599 63 W0LSD 599 095

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0202 K8SM 599 64 NI1L 599 140

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0203 K8SM 599 65 K5VJZ 599 003

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0205 K8SM 599 66 VA7ST 599 100

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0206 K8SM 599 67 KA0EIC 599 039

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0207 K8SM 599 68 K0RY 599 027

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0207 K8SM 599 69 W7DPW 599 069

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0208 K8SM 599 70 KG6ZHC 599 024

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0210 K8SM 599 71 VE7HL 599 022

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0211 K8SM 599 72 KD5J 599 003

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0211 K8SM 599 73 K4HMB 599 101

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0213 K8SM 599 74 PR5Z 599 126

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0215 K8SM 599 75 W1BYH 599 179

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0216 K8SM 599 76 KC5NYO 599 036

QSO: 7048 RY 2008-04-27 0219 K8SM 599 77 W4EEH 599 39

QSO: 7044 RY 2008-04-27 0221 K8SM 599 78 N6CCH 599 196

QSO: 7047 RY 2008-04-27 0224 K8SM 599 79 VE6YR 599 045

QSO: 3587 RY 2008-04-27 0247 K8SM 599 80 K3IXD 599 109

QSO: 3588 RY 2008-04-27 0248 K8SM 599 81 N2BJ 599 130

QSO: 3581 RY 2008-04-27 0249 K8SM 599 82 NT0V 599 052

QSO: 3581 RY 2008-04-27 0252 K8SM 599 83 KA2CYN 599 116

QSO: 3581 RY 2008-04-27 0253 K8SM 599 84 VE3WRW 599 008

QSO: 3581 RY 2008-04-27 0254 K8SM 599 85 WB8MKH 599 032

QSO: 3581 RY 2008-04-27 0255 K8SM 599 86 N0TOP 599 106

QSO: 3581 RY 2008-04-27 0257 K8SM 599 87 K0RY 599 035

QSO: 3581 RY 2008-04-27 0257 K8SM 599 88 KO1H 599 035

QSO: 3582 RY 2008-04-27 0316 K8SM 599 89 WX4TM 599 122

QSO: 3586 RY 2008-04-27 0317 K8SM 599 90 W4UK 599 117

QSO: 3593 RY 2008-04-27 0322 K8SM 599 91 AA3B 599 047

QSO: 3594 RY 2008-04-27 0323 K8SM 599 92 VA2UP 599 261

QSO: 3585 RY 2008-04-27 0338 K8SM 599 93 F5OAM 599 194

QSO: 3591 RY 2008-04-27 0348 K8SM 599 94 NX5O 599 072

QSO: 7044 RY 2008-04-27 0400 K8SM 599 95 AI4FR 599 064

QSO: 7041 RY 2008-04-27 0408 K8SM 599 96 W6JYT/7 599 069

QSO: 7045 RY 2008-04-27 0409 K8SM 599 97 W7FG 599 023

QSO: 7044 RY 2008-04-27 0410 K8SM 599 98 HC2GF 599 244

QSO: 7046 RY 2008-04-27 0414 K8SM 599 99 K7DBU 599 010

QSO: 7046 RY 2008-04-27 0416 K8SM 599 100 W3YZM 599 032

QSO: 7046 RY 2008-04-27 0418 K8SM 599 101 K9WKW 599 003

QSO: 7046 RY 2008-04-27 0418 K8SM 599 102 KA6MAL 599 056

QSO: 7046 RY 2008-04-27 0419 K8SM 599 103 N2EOC 599 009

QSO: 7046 RY 2008-04-27 0420 K8SM 599 104 K3IXD 599 134

QSO: 7046 RY 2008-04-27 0426 K8SM 599 105 K1ZZI 599 005

QSO: 7044 RY 2008-04-27 0431 K8SM 599 106 W7NNN 599 043

QSO: 7046 RY 2008-04-27 0432 K8SM 599 107 W7WHY 599 011

END-OF-LOG:
 
NI1L   SOAB LP   160,6052008-04-27 05:06:03
My first entry into SP DX RTTY contest.
Running FT-900 (100W) into Big-IR vertical.

Band QSOs Pts Cty Sec Cnt
3.5 12 51 5 0 0
7 71 340 15 3 1
14 80 356 15 5 4
Total 163 747 35 8 5
Score: 160,605
 
W1BYH   SOAB HP   673,5962008-04-27 05:42:37
This one was a real struggle ! Very noisy conditions and few stations - nice to
see as many SP stations on though. With necessary yard-work, air-time was
short. Didn't quite make the last year's score (missed by 2 multi's) but did
surprisingly work all continents. Where are those sunspots ?
Thanks for all the patience guys!

Very 73
Norm W1BYH
 
K4GMH   SOAB HP   239,8002008-04-27 07:47:27
Thanks for sponsoring the Contest. I'm sure there
was good SP station participation. Unfortunately,
I wasn't able to work many of them due to the
conditions at this QTH which were far less than
normal.

The Contest started with very poor propagation.
Static from approaching storms started to
show up on 20 meters, the only band open to
Europe, three and half hours into the Contest. So
with bad propagation plus the static crashes, I
called it quits. I did get on for a few minutes later,
but the static was even worse.

Missed Africa. Did hear a TR8, but he got buried
under a local (USA) station calling CQ.

Oh, well,it has to be better next year!

73,
Mike, K4GMH
 
KSØM   SOAB LP   1,5332008-04-27 08:04:40
When you don't have propagation into Europe you will not do well in this
contest. I printed/called many EU calls but they could not copy me. The 4
element YAGI and 75 watts must have not been adequate.
 
VY2LI   SOAB HP   999,6002008-04-27 08:11:45
This was a real struggle, and the numbers tell much of the story.Only 3
continents!(Never worked SA-heard 4M5RY).Conditions were some of the worst that
I have experienced during a contest.Then I made the tactical error of hitting
the sack (can't make it through the night anymore)when activity slowed Sat.nite
so I could make a fresh run to the finish line and maybe pick up some missing
Conts.Wrong!

Back in the saddle around 07:30Z and was greeted with a noisy, empty band.Made
2 Qs in two hours-neither were mults.Hopes of hitting 1,000,000 pts, fading
fast.Started hearing Europe on 20 around 10:30 but prop just wasn't
there.Mostly, S & P until the finish.Some stations have some great ears.Worked
SP9ODY right at the flag to finish 400pts. shy of the million.Would have made
it had a PD2 station not ruled that we were a dupe when I called; but I have
news for you.Your're not in my log! Oh, well, one shy of working all SP
Provinces on 20, also, so it seemed appropriate.

Worked several stations on all of the only 3 bands available to me.Saw but
never worked 7X0RY, usually an easy AF mult.But as 'they' say,a bad day
contesting is better than a good day at work.Hope we got into your
log.73,Bill.

ps.Forgot to mention time out to watch NHL playoffs(a Canadian contester's
handicap),particularly,my beloved Red Wings.

Equipment:
FT-990,Hunter 2000B(backup amp),1/4 Wave verticals on 80 & 40 ( thanks VY2SS),
Wilson SY-ONE with two missing elements.Writelog.
 
N8NOE   SOAB HP   2642008-04-27 08:35:19
Terrible Band Conditions..
 
LZ9R(LZ3YY)   SOAB LP   1,471,9682008-04-27 08:42:13
TS850,100W A3s, 1/2 slopers
Can work only 13 hours due to local 8hours contest.Some sleep was added too.

Glad to work all 6 continents in such a lousy conditions.
TOTAL: NA - 1QSO
SA - 1 QSO
OC - 1 QSO
AF - 1 QSO
The rest was EU / AS :).
Nice to see 15m coming to life.

Thanks for all QSO's and CU in the next one.

73,Nasko LZ9R
 
EA2RY   SOAB LP   220,6722008-04-27 09:04:20
TX/RX: Yaesu FT-2000D
ANT: HF9V
Modem: micro KEYER II
 
W7WHY   SOAB HP   5282008-04-27 09:04:29
Got home from work about 0030Z nad 20 was already gone. Did work a KH6 and a
couple of locals, but that was it. Went to 40 and didn't hear many stations
on. Called XE2YWH about 10 times with no luck so just hung 'er up as a lost
cause. Never even checked 80.

Conditions just can't get much worse!!! 73
Tom W7WHY
 
WØLSD   SOAB HP   36,3842008-04-27 09:11:43
Worse condx to EU in many a contest. Usually get a 1-2 hour opening 1500-1700
UTC on 20. Saw spots from east coast to EU and heard a few very weak EU's but
they couldn't hear me with KW! Cycle 24 we need you!
 
IW1ARB(IZ1LBG)   SOAB HP   2,008,8002008-04-27 10:11:46
Another hard contest with no propagation...
40 m as usual was the band with more (and strongest) signal
tnx very much to all for QSOs

Filippo IZ1LBG (IW1ARB son)
 
NP3D/W2(EW1AR)   SOAB HP   598,1752008-04-27 10:29:16
Conditions were worse than during EA RTTY Contest just three weeks ago.
Never heard any station on 15 meters, not mentioning 10 meters.
What a difference One QSO could make by the rules!
I missed Africa, that means I missed 134065 points or made 22 percents less
points.
In any event, it was fun.
Thanks to the sponsors and all stations who answered my calls.
See you all next weekend

73's Andrei NP3D/W2
 
KAØEIC   SOAB LP   11,8162008-04-27 13:53:31
Log submitted to SPDXRTTY, conformation email within 20min.
Very poor propagation.
Still had fun in the contest.
Thanks to all.
 
KE4KWE   SOAB LP   2,9822008-04-27 13:54:40
Conditions TERRIBLE!!
 
VE7HL   Multi-Op LP   4,3502008-04-27 14:19:34
We only had a few hours to work the contest this year, but it's always fun even
when the score isn't the best ! 73 & cu next time!
 
W9DO   SOAB LP   2,8082008-04-27 15:21:02
Conditions were bad here. Heard a few SP stations, but they couldn't hear my
puny signal. I don't have a proper antenna for 40 m., so my signal was weak at
best. Had too much noise at this QTH on 20 to do much good. Maybe next
time...

Greg W9DO

Icom 756 Pro III (25 watts), 80m loop, 3 EL. tribander at 70 feet.
 
N3CHX   SOAB LP   31,9242008-04-27 17:25:00
Activity lower than other EU contests and only a few stateside stations seemed
to participate ! I really had low QSO numbers? Although the EU's I did work
had high QSO numbers! My propagation was not good only worked 14 EU, 2 SA & 1
OC but was using an inverted Vee. Severve Electrical Storm came through at
0200Z and had to curtail operation when the storm passed I didnt hear anything
on 80 or 40 mtrs except high noise and distant static crashes! Almost not
worth participating in this one! 73's to All N3CHX Ron
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   41,9122008-04-27 18:25:30
* FT-2000 and SB-221
* N1MM Logger and MMTTY
* 3-ele. tribander at 45'
* 40M US-VE/AS half-square
* 40M EU 2-ele. elevated parasitic verticals
* 80M 2 ele.-elevated phased verticals

Fared better than last year -- conditions were about as low as they go, but at
least activity felt good enough to put in a few hours this time. Mostly a
domestic contest from here.

Where was Europe? Heard an EA briefly on 20M, but couldn't get his attention
from this far west, and heard nothing deeper than that. Also not a single AF
station heard, so the continent count stayed at 4.

Worked only JM1XCW for AS (he's often heard on 20M well ahead of an Asia
opening here). Really wanted to get a 10-pointer run into JA but conditions
(flux at 68) just didn't let that happen.

Thanks to KH6GMP for OC, and to HC2GF and PR5Z who were the only SA stations
worked.

Did find ZM2A and ZL1BYZ on 20M on Saturday night, when the band was otherwise
shut down.

Have to specially thank W7EWG for my only 80M contact, and the U.S. country
mult. Band was extremely noisy and no other stations were heard there on
Saturday night.
 
HL5YI   SOAB LP   3,4222008-04-27 19:17:44
Hi OM's ... cu agn next contest...de hl5yi chae..73..
 
HZ1PS   SOAB LP   1,087,5002008-04-27 22:31:40
Again, limited time due to work etc. to participate but enjoyed the contest very
much. Conditions not the best, only the 2 stations heard on 15, nothing on 10.
Despite problems with my 40 set-up, decided to turn the power down to 40 watts
and give a couple of calls - thankfully most stations I called in S&P were able
to print with me. Missed AFR for the big mult for all continents - beamed down
there several times but nothing heard. Thanks to all for the Q's and thanks to
the Polish Radiovideography Club for the contest.
 
9V1UV   SOAB HP   658,0002008-04-28 02:27:23
Checked 10 m band periodically, but nothing heard
 
OK2SFP   SOAB HP   336,3402008-04-28 03:42:22
Thanks for all the qso's.

73 de Jarda OK2SFP
 
MWØCRI   SOAB LP   934,8002008-04-28 10:18:37
enjoyable contest but very poor condtions glad to see plenty of polish stations
active
cu all next time logs already on lotw if needed
73 david mw0cri
 
IK1DFH   SOAB LP   733,8242008-04-28 16:15:54
Tanks for the very best contest, 73"

IK1DFH Roberto
 
N6CCH(@W6YX)   SOAB HP   63,3602008-04-28 18:54:09
Fun Contest, with a fair amount of room in the bands.
No high rate runs, but some very decent DX on 15 (YB8EL Indonesia late in the
day Saturday) EU was not heard at any decent levels to make good copy, thus no
SP or any similar stations worked. mostly NA, SA, Asia and South Pacific from
our QTH on the west coast of CAlifornia.
73 and thanks for the contacts.
 
ZC4LI(STEVE)   SOAB HP   7,120,9502008-04-29 01:51:32
SO1R

Antennas:- C/Craft A3S + 40M addon @ 50ft Titanex 160HD
Rig:- Icom-Pro3
Amp:- Acom-1000
Software:- Wintest

Thanks to the organisers and to everyone for the Q's.
Condx to anywhere over a couple of thousand miles were
pretty poor on all bands.
Used Wintest again with MMTTY, the programme works very
well but again doesn't support this contest so you have
to fiddle about at the end to get your score.

Gripes.
Just the usual one. Please only send YOUR CALL when answering
a CQ.


73 and hope to cu in the ARI, Steve.
 
F5RD   SOAB LP   131,2502008-04-29 13:03:03
Short propagation on all bands, 168 QSO's and only 7 outside Europe.
2 continents contacted this year, 6 contacted in 2007 !!
A good surprise, few stations on 15 and 10 m.
Thanks to all who worked me.
See you again in 2009.
F5RD Bernard
 
VA2UP   SOAB HP   658,4402008-04-29 20:36:39
Very noisy and poor conditions. I think I must have hit 80% rate of asking for
repeats in this one. Operating 20M on saturday was as productive as plugging
into the dummy load (should have tried that one maybe...). We have had bad
propagation but this one for me is the worse I've seen in a contest. It looked
more like one way radio tx then 2 way. They didn't hear me, then I couldn't
hear them. The tones on 80M sounded as if they came out of the washing
machine.
I think my hottest run was 4 callers in a row. Ok enough now, I want to thank
everybody for organizing this fine contest that sure deserves better luck in
next year's edition. Hope to meet you then. Thanks for your patience and q's.
73, Fabi va2up