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VU2URSA QRP 15MTHE ALMIGHTY SUN IS ALWAYS FAVOURING WEEK END CONTESTS. THE WHOLE OF 24 HRS OF SATURDAY WAS EXCELLENT, AND HENCE MY QRP WORKSHEET.5W TO VERTICALS AND INV. VEE
W0EBSO HP ALLNot really a serious effort this year - too many "Honey Do's" got in the way but the 85 contacts I did make were all good ones
W0ETT/4SO LP 10MOperated a couple hours on Sunday pm from my mobile while my XYL was driving in western Virginia. DX stations from SA seemed a little louder on the east coast than from the home QTH in CO. Best ears award goes to ZM4T who took extra time to hear my weak signal for a QSO. 73 - W0ETT/mobile in VA Rig: IC756pro3 to a 10m hamstick
W0RAASA LP ALLStrictly a S & P this year. Band condx were very good and open all over the world
W0RSP/7SO QRP ALL4 watts and 40m dipole up 30-ft! Sigs from all over the world. Ionospheric paths seemed narrowly focused at times - 1x1 call or nothing! Great time! 72, Ade W0RSP
W1HISSO HP ALLOne antenna for all bands: wire, 21 m long, 6 m high
W1OHSO QRP ALLBest effort in a long time - QRP can be tough, but fun too! KX3 is a great rig!!
W1RMSA HP ALLWorked RK0LWW, Zone 19 on 80 for my next to last one for 5BWAZ. Now all I need is z24
W1ZKSO LP ALLK2/100 @ 30 watts Antennas: F-12 C3S @ 35', 40/80 dipole @ 30'
W2BEESO LP ALLGREAT FUN! SIMPLY USING THE SEARCH & POUNCE METHOD I WAS ABLE TO BREAK INTO MANY PILE UPS USING K2/100 & HF6V VERT WITH MANY RADIALS
W2CCCSA LP ALL160m was like 20m on Friday nite, outstanding!
W2CGM2Pete (KU2C) and Doug (W2EN) did most of the operating while I was in NC for the beginning of the contest
W2YRSA HP ALLSome interesting propagation paths despite the high A index during the contest
W3EFSO LP ALLCongratulations to everyone who made it through this contest. It was fun, but it was also hard work. My ears will probably never be the same. The good news is, scores seem to be only about 10 percent down from last SOAPBOX: year. Not bad, considering for example that I had more or less exactly SOAPBOX: half the number of Qs on 10M this weekend that I had then--my claimed SOAPBOX: score is only down about 7%. (I suppose the fact that things are down SOAPBOX: somewhat is also "good" news for me, as I managed to stumble into a new SOAPBOX: USA LP record in 2011 and it looks unlikely to be broken in 2012. Well, SOAPBOX: certainly not by me - but N1UR has great low band and 20M capability, so SOAPBOX: we'll see....) About halfway through this contest I was about ready to pack it in, SOAPBOX: because of exhaustion, band noise, relatively low rates, and various other SOAPBOX: small things I won't gripe about here. Instead, I took my one 3-hour nap SOAPBOX: about 2 hours early, just after 0500z on Sunday morning. Didn't really SOAPBOX: have a choice, because I was barely functional at that point, but by sheer SOAPBOX: dumb luck I missed some low 40m and 80m rates (the first night and last SOAPBOX: afternoon were much better) in favor of some nice early morning mults on SOAPBOX: 40 and 80. And given the Sunday rates on 10, 15, 20 and even 40, boy am I glad I SOAPBOX: stuck with it! Juicy DX abounded, and I managed to improve on my zone and SOAPBOX: country scores for a best-ever mult total. There's just nothing like the SOAPBOX: feeling of finding those few extra double-mults in the final hour or two SOAPBOX: of the contest. Seems they just kept showing up where I was looking for SOAPBOX: them. It's great news that we will see the contest results much earlier -- SOAPBOX: getting the entries in by the new deadline this week is a small price to SOAPBOX: pay. Many thanks to all who work on this contest, especially K3EST (enjoy SOAPBOX: your retirement Bob!) and now K5ZD (nice start Randy...keep it up and good SOAPBOX: luck!). And thanks to all who went out of their way this year, whether SOAPBOX: with or without Murphy. A special congratulations to the V26K operation SOAPBOX: for getting on the air after the house burned down. We don't know how SOAPBOX: good we have it sometimes.... 73 and see you round the bands, Maury W3EF
W3SA/4SO LP ALLFun weekend 100 watss on a 273 ft horizontal delta loop
W4/G3LIKSA HP ALLEnjoyed working the CQWW from your side of the pond
W4JHC/5SA LP ALLThank you. EMAIL,
W5LEWSO LP ALLThanks to the big guns who let this little pistol get a few contacts - DX stations also worked hard to pull in my weak signal - thanks, guys!
W5MRMSO LP ALL100 Watts
W5RYASO LP ALLOutput power 100 Watts
W6DASSO HP ALLCASUAL WEEKEND HAD FUN
W6JTISO QRP ALLIN MY OPINION, 50 WPM DOESN'T SAVE TIME. NOT IDENTIFYING OFTEN DOESN'T SAVE TIME
W6OATSA HP ALLAll S&P. Missed Zone 34
W6SIYSA QRP ALLAll QSOs were made with 4 watts QRP except LZ9W at 100 watts
W7ATSO HP 10M10M is as fickle as the Sunspots which rules it!
W7EWSO HP 160MWorked some cool stuff from the West Coast like EL2, D4, C5, RI1. Obviously some
W7XZ/6SO LP 10MCondx not quite as good as last year. Had to leave operating position for family matters both days early in the West Coast to Europe "window." Still great fun with 100w to bi-square antenna
W7YAQSO LP ALLPower output 100 watts
W8CZNSA HP 20MRotators ent down...backup monopole performed better than expected
W8GOCSO LP 20MStation ran 10 watts into an inverted "V" dipole for 20M
W9MSSO HP ALLGreat conditions this year! Best score ever (in 51 years of contesting)
W9RESO HP ALLGreatest operators and greatest contest! You need to send your callsign at least every 3 Q's
WA2TVUSO LP ALLFirst contest since mid 90's. Computers sure help with logging!!
WA4PIGSO QRP 20MI worked CW while we were on our way to Evansville, IN. Hamfest We used 5 watts with a KX3. Great Fun..oink oink
WA5RMLSO LP ALLT.T. Paragon @100 w; Cushcraft MA5V antenna; Brief (2.5 hrs) operation, but lots of fun
WA5ZKOSO LP ALLExcellent band openings on both days. Need more power and directivity to compete with the big boys, but it was still a blast!
WA6KHKSA HP 20MFirst contest using the SB-220 amp. It worked like a charm. I only did about 35 hours so I decided to go single band entry for 20 meters CW. We managed to do a 'DXCC' with 101 countries worked. Good openings to Europe and Africa on all bands. Good luck to all!
WA7PRCSO LP ALLGood condx, had fun. Wish I could've spent more time in the chair
WA8HSB/4SO QRP ALLQRP; all QSOs were made with the actual maximum power output of 5 watts. Had a great time! Finished completely modifying my attic antenna farm Friday evening so I was excited to see how well they performed. Looking forward to the winter contest season now. 73, John
WA8REISO QRP ALLBEST CONDX EVER IN CQ WW! 15 WAS AS HOT AS OL SOL. TNX THE QSOS. 5 WATTS; MOSLEY PRO 67B YAGI
WB0PYFSO LP ALLGreat turnout, Thanks
WB4DNL/VP9SO LP 15MJudge as Single Band 15M
WB6HVHSO LP ALLWas qrp but got frustrated and kicked 'er up to 12 watts!
WB6JJJSA HP ALLDefinitely a fun contest... I was able to just dabble in the contest for a bit. I can't say too bad because family and grand daughter were up for the week - much fun also. Thanks for the Qs. Bill WB6JJJ
WB8BZK/9SO LP ALL100W maximum
WB9G/2SA LP ALLPut a new inverted-l up for this. It worked great with 100W on all bands except 80m. Thanks to all for the QSOs. 73, Chris WB9G
WQ6XSA LP ALLThis was a portable operation from Alameda, Ca. - a block from Crown beach. The main radio was a Yaesu FT-900, with an ICOM 7000 as backup, both into a ground mounted HF2-V Vertical. I was amazed & disappointed by the propagation. African stations were plentiful, while few European signals made it to this QTH. I was amazed at the lack of Asian signals heard. On the other end, VK/ZL signals were quite plentiful. Running only 100 watts, the secret to my success was sneaking the WQ6X callsign into the quiet moments between pileup pandemonium. Thank you to all the DX stations who actually listened rather than blindly calling CQ all the time.
WT9U/5SO LP ALLOPERATED FROM KH0DW IN MS
WV0HSO QRP ALLKX3 to FD Dipole on MFJ Mast and Wire in BY
WX3BChecklogPartial log. Also made some QSOs while mobile on Friday

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