CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB
Class: M/M HP
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 100 14 35
80: 351 23 79
40: 912 35 110
20: 1297 40 136
15: 2263 39 135
10: 1633 33 133
Total: 6556 186 626 Total Score = 14,869,344
Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club
Wow! Iâ??m not sure where to start.
The W4RM operator team started to assemble on Friday around 4PM, I took a few
for the operators up to show them the new 10M Stack and the new 160M phase
array; only to determine that we had damage to one of the two vertical
elements on the 160M array from a recent wind storm. So, we started the
repairs at 4:30 and had the antennas ready to go by 6PM.
Based on the new CQWW Interlock rule for all in-band operations and the
difficulty in making these required HW & SW changes for our multi-2 set-up,
the team decided it was best to move to the MM category for this contest.
We team ran three radios focusing on the 10,15,20M during the day and then
switched over to 40,80 and 160M as the high bands died out. It was awesome to
see 10M & 15M open for such a long time and rates that 15M produced (2263 Qso)
was like nothing the team had ever seen before.
We only had one equipment issue that require a 2 hour tower climb on Sunday AM
to fix a stuck ring rotor (poining to South America) and return it to the stack
configuration for the EU runs but everything else worked throughout the
Summary of the results show that we increased our 160M score using the new
160M Phased Array; our 80M score stayed the same as previous years; 40M was
higher with no changes to the equipment; 20M Score lower with more hams
focusing on the higher bands. And 10M & 15M were outstanding and very
This was our highest score ever at almost 15M points, highest QSO total at 6556
and a whole lot of fun all weekend long.
Now itâ??s time to get the station ready for CW SS next weekend.
73 Bill W4RM and the contest Team W4NF, K5OF,W7IY,K4RG,K4UVA,N3AHA
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