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VE4EASA LP 10MNice to be able to use 10m. I wish I had more time to operate
VE5AESO QRP ALLThere is so much to learn about contesting
VE5VASA LP ALLQSO with ST2AR was at 100W, all others were less than 5W
VE6SVMSHExciting and we worked well as a team
VE7BGPSO LP ALLI had a lot of fun participating in this contest this year again. It was a wet windy day Saturday and quite a nice day Sunday here. Again my venerable old FT-757GX did a great job for me. Saturday Evening I had to get a few on 75 & 40 with my newly obtained FT-901DM classic Contest Rig. I worked 10 or 15 with that rig,
VE7VRSO HP ALLRunning 200 watts to a vertical makes for a lot of work but always a great time in CQWW. I am a member of a team: Team Orca - CW Pod
VK2AYDSO HP 10MHad Zone confussion with USA and Russia. Zones didn't match the call area. Perhaps making them sign ***/area would help (and slow 'em down) Being over 80 I decided to go single band and maintain my beauty sleep ! SOAPBOX: Wasn't 10 great - just like the 50's (if you can remember that far back)
VK2BNGSO LP ALLTRX:FT-2000, Ant: Dipole, 100Watts
VK3GDMSO LP ALLActual TX Power: 100
VK3IOSO HP ALLContest stations seem to be hearing much better this year, seemingly managing QRM levels much better, probably due to modern high performance transceivers, like the K3. My transceiver was the Yaesu FT950, which also performed surprisingly well, although we, in VK land don't have anywhere near the high QRM levels as in EU or NA. Thank you all for the qso's, 73's until next contest, from Ron
VK4TTSO LP ALLG'day to all other Ops in Test. Used "SD" programme by EI5DI worked very FB
VK5DCSA LP 10MTough being a minnow (100w and 10m of wire in the trees) but so many stations about on 10m. Enjoyed the challenge even though not one station heard me when I was calling. I could only work stations by S&P. One day I may have a beam again!!
VK6HGSO LP 10MDipole at 25ft and good conditions ... enjoyed it !
VK6LWSO HP 20MGreat to hear 20m back in shape again, excellent openings to EU and US, both long and short path
VK8AVSO LP 40Menjoyed the contest; managed to blot out the Indonesian enjoyed using SD
VU2BGSSO LP ALLThe noise level was s8-9 on all bands !! work also kept me away for long
VU2HFRSO LP ALL10M condx were great. Tnx CQ fer a great contest es tnx N1MM for a super logger
VU2NXMSO LP ALLRIG- TENTEC 540 POWER OUTPUT 60 WATTS INVERTED VEE AND LONG WIRE WITH ATU MFJ 901-B
VU2PTTSO HP ALLEquipment: 2 x IC-746PRO 2 x ICE 419 Bandpass FIlters 2 x Top Ten Band Decoders for FIlter Selection YCCC SO2R+ Box KK1L 2 x 6 Pack Antenna Switch KK1L Band Decoder for Antenna Selection SB-200 Amp (mostly running at LP levels) 12V Car Battery (the most important player) Antennas: Force12 C3S (20-15-10m) @ 60' Inverted-Vee (40m) @ 55' 18m Spiderpole (80m) 1/4 wave full size vertical As always this contest was a blast Murphy notwithstanding and I had my highest score in CQWW ever. The plan was to target atleast 3,500 QSOs and do well for this area in the SOAB HP category. But Mr. Murphy had other plans. During the contest weekend we had a quite a number of power outages and low voltage right through - the amp would give out 100 watts but did not want to fry the tubes completely, so ran barefoot much of the time. I ended up by really using around 200 watts on 40/80m for about 4 hours of the contest. The rest of the time I was running 100 Watts barefoot from the rig after dumping the amp and for at least 8 hours of the contest at peak times I was running with about 50 Watts from Mr. Car Battery floating on the DC line of Radio 1 during frequent power outages. So mine is a SOAB HP entry although I was mostly LP. Many of my small runs were from the car battery @ 50 watts!!! It all started well, but 80m where I started did not sound very good - just a few QSOs and I was off to 40m to pichk up NA mults like VY2ZM, K0DQ and a string of Europeans. Around 0100 I went back to 80m to pick up VY2ZM and I knew the new 18m Spiderpole was working. Back to 40m to work more NA and EU while chekcing 20m on the 2nd radio and working a few NA. Finally around 0130 started a run for over 3 hours around 14008 to NA and EU while using the 2nd radio on 40m for NA.EU and 15m to pick up East Asian mults - my first baby steps in SO2R and it was quite and experience. Around 0400 found 10m to be opening up an dmoved there to run until 0600 when I moved to 15m and started a run there. All this time the 2nd radio was active but not very many QSOs I must admit but I was getting the hang of SO2R. Years of reading about it and planning for it - well the real thing was a great experience and hope to keep practicing. Back to running on 10m at 0800 and with a few 2nd radio QSOs interleaved it was suddenly 1200z and time to start thinking about 40m sunset openings and 20m as well. Was around 1000 QSOs at the 13z mark andw as feeling good about hitting the target of 3500. But within a couple of hours our friend Mr. Murphuy struck with constant power outages and low voltage, The next 12 hours brought in only around 500 Qs and 80m was not good through the night with just a handful of EU stations and a few other mults from Asia. Around 23z was when the Carribean, African and NA started coming through on 20m and I was going around picking up mults on both radios which may not have been the best thing to do. 40m was food till 0200z when I moved to run on 20m and usning the 2nd radio on 15m tp pick up more Asian And Pacific mult slike the previous day. maybe I should have changed strategy on the second day and strated running on 15m. - I strted up pon 15m only around 0400z and then moved to 10m at 0600z. Around 0800z I was back to run on 15m which was one long one - close to 300 Qs but with Mr. Murphy still playing his part making the amp unusable most of the time and having to run @ 50 watts many times things were taking its toll on the QSO counts and score. 11-12z was back on 10m but never had the long 10m opening that VU2PAI on the west coast enjoyed - the final difference was that he had about 500 QSOs more on 10m than me. It was back to picking up mults and and few short runs as Mr. Murphy was active after sunset and finally ended the contest with a felling I had under achieved. The second radio brought in only about 38 mults but that was a start at least. After the CQWW SSB at K9RS I was really smashed to work teo of my mate sform that operation during the CW led - VP2V/N3DXX and W2ID - that was really cool :) Some more automation of the station left to do and maybe try to get hold of a second C3S to stack and pull out for mults - a new amp may not be in the budget for now but I will certainly be back next year with more SO2R experience :) 73 all and see you on many bands given the great propagation. This was the first contest I heard intermod artifacts on the radio for mthe close in rock crushing signals! Congrats to VU2PAI for another terrifc score from out here and hope to get closer to that
VU2URSA QRP 10MTaking part again in this fine contest
W0DYDSO LP ALLFirst time on DXWW with new TS590s. What fun!
W0EBSO HP ALLWOW! IF I HAD THE HORRENDOUS KEY CLICKS OF MANY OPERATORS HEARD I WOULD BE ASHAMED TO EVEN GIVE MY CALL. ALSO MANY OPERATORS HAD THEIR WEIGHT SET SO POORLY THAT EVEN THOUGH I CAN COPY 60 WPM AT LEAST I HAD DIFFICULTY MAKING OUT SOME OF THE CALLS. THEIR OUGHT TO BE A RULE REQUIRING PROPER CHARACTER WEIGHTING! OTHER THAN THAT, THE HIGHER BANDS WERE IN FINE SHAPE. NO GOOD ANTENNA FOR 80 METERS, BUT MADE CONTACTS ON ALL THE OTHERS. 20, 15 AND 10 WERE BEST
W0ETTSO LP ALLHard to say which band was better as I worked about the same number on 10m thru 40m. 80m/160m were pretty noisy. Special thanks to those DX ops who sent their callsign after every QSO or every other QSO! - W0ETT Rig: IC756pro3 with 100w to HF yagis and verticals
W0RSP/7SO QRP ALLFantastic conditions. 14 EU on 40m with 5w. and dipole up 30-ft! Sigs from all over the world (missed the Chinas, Hong Kong, S.Korea, but they were all there! Great! 72, Ade W0RSP
W1CSMMMW1CSM = YCCC, N4ADC = YCCC
W1HISSO HP ALLOne wire antenna, 20 ft (6m) high & 70 ft (21m) long, for all bands
W1MT/4SO QRP ALLMaximum power used was 5W
W1TMMSHAK1Q=YCCC, W1TM=YCCC
W1WBBSA LP ALLGreat high band openings with plenty of choice DX. Very pleased to work DXCC+ on 10, 15 and 20m each using low power to my new Hexbeam up at only 35 ft. Maximum power output level of 100 watts
W2AABSO LP 10MFIRST ATTEMPT FOR SINGLE-BAND 28 MHZ
W2BEESO LP ALLK2/100 AND GROUND MOUNTED HF6V VERTICAL WITH 16 EA 65FT RADIALS. GREAT CONDX WONDERFUL TIME NEW COUNTRIES
W2DEN/4SA HP ALLGreat contest, filled in a lot of band countries and was most enjoyable
W2GPS/3SA HP ALLI operated this contest to improve my limited CW skills, gather some new countries on CW for my DXCC hunt, contribute to the PVRC score and get one million points. I achieved all of these except for the personal score but I was close enough to be pleased with my effort this year. Thanks again to all those who helped with the construction of my new tower and antennas and with the legal defense of the permit at the county Board of Appeals
W2HTI/4SO HP ALLComputer logging is new for this old-timer who has used pen and paper logs. It's the way to go!
W3EFSO LP ALLI am still in shock about this unbelievable score. It's an even better feeling than I had at T32C in October when we broke the DXpedition record. Far exceeding your own expectations is what it's about, I think. Everything clicked. (OK, the alarm clock, or whoever set it ;-), failed and lost me an hour of the Sunday morning dawn run, and the mult radio remote control overheated and was inoperable for the last four hours of the contest --but I'm not complaining!). More or less the entire station, including the 6-el 10m beam at 136' (my highest antenna) that has been inoperative due to an underground cable fault since it was installed almost 3 years go, was up and running - a first! And both 10m and 40m to Europe were, as K1VR likes to say, bottomless. I missed a lot of zones -- 24 (heard many times), 23 (heard once), 26 (not heard), 28 (heard twice), 39 (not heard)... but I also managed to catch a fair number of the zones in all the expected places, without many gaps. 160 and 80 were, well, pitiful -- or maybe my antennas or technique there need help (not a new feeling). But there was plenty to work for most of the contest, including a great first night on 40 and 20, which stayed open the whole time. And 10 was, well, BACK!!! I could not believe that at the 24 hour mark I was already at 2.2 million, which was already close to a personal best. The final score, obviously, was also a personal best and with luck may be a record-breaker. N1UR and K1BX probably also broke the LP record -- good company and great achievements all! For those who look at this score and say "what did he do differently from before?" the only thing I can offer (besides condx and that 10m beam) is my SO2R technique, which just keeps improving. It's like a language that I continue to learn, even 10 years on. And N1MM helps a lot -- if you haven't tried it, try it! Many thanks to the organizers and all the participants! See you in ARRL DX CW, if not before.... 73, Maury W3EF
W3SA/4SO LP ALLAnother fun contest
W3SM/1SO LP ALLMax power = 100 watts into an R5 vertical and a storm damaged G5RV
W3UA/1SO HP 40MI suggest eliminate assisted/non assicted divide, and let us all use the best available technology. I want to compete in the Major League, but use all means of QSO planning available
W4AEJSA HP ALLCasual contester
W4NZCSO LP ALLActual power less than 100 watts
W4RYWSO LP ALLGreat condx on high bands for a change! Almost forgot how much fun 10M can be! thanks to all who put up with my low power sigs
W5FITSO LP ALLGreat band conditions and lots of stations working. I really enjoyed to contest and made many contacts in new places. I plan to be back next year I just hope 10 meters is as good as it was this year. I just hope to improve my operating skills a bit!
W5XB/4SO HP ALLRake leaves, work cw, blow leaves, work cw, fix antenna, work cw. TOO MANY USA stations calling CQ makes it hard to find DX
W5ZOSA LP 20MTHANKS TO CQ FOR THE GREAT TIMES. 00:00 HOURS -- OH THE ANTICIPATION. iI WAS A LITTLE GUY WITH A BIG HEART. 24 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS-- 4 RECORDS. i WAS SO LUCKY AND BLESSED. gOD BLESS YOU GUYS IN THE WORLD THAT I WAS WAS SO LUCKY TO MEEY. PRESS ON. GREATEST HOBBY EVER. MIKE W5ZO
W6DVS/4SA LP ALLActual transmit power 100 watts or less
W6JTISO QRP ALLMany thanks to the Europeans who worked hard to copy my 5w after it passed through the auroral zone. The path from northern CA to Eu was not good this weekend
W6OATSA HP ALLFirst time in ages I worked all 40 Zones in one weekend
W6QUSO QRP ALLBiggest thrill was working A71EM On 20 with my 5 watts. But it was also nice to get XE1IM in my log with about 60 seconds left for a double mult on 15!
W6XI/7SA HP 40MToo many interruptions, socail things, and duties to put full time in. Hearing JT5DX at 2300 in the afternoon was a big surprise. Conditions were great and as always a lot of fun
W7DRASO QRP 160Mtime spent first night: 7 hours 10 minutes time spent second night 5 hours 15 minutes total time: 12 hours 25 minutes input to final stage 210 volts at 35 ma power output measured by an EICO 750 power meter 3.8 watts trnasmitter: ARC5 VFO with keyed 6AG7/6V6 MOPA antenna: 120 foot up 130 foot out half wave inverted L with 5/16 wavelength counter poise receiver: NC183

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