CQ WW CW - W7RM (S/O, A/B, H/P, no assist)

AA7NX at aol.com AA7NX at aol.com
Mon Nov 27 01:42:52 EST 1995

Great low-band conditions! I have never worked so many Europeans on 80 and
160, and so easily! Was Single-Op, All Band, High Power, Unassisted. First
complete single op all band effort for me in a DX contest. Went "all out" and
operated probably 40 - 42 hours. Got 5.5 hours of sleep and I must be on my
third wind or hallucinating this e-note, because I am functioning really
pretty well right now at 06:30z the evening after the contest. 

Had a hard time getting the CQing going after about the 2nd hour and until
the 2nd night, but got a lot of mults in that time. I have a feeling that I
probably got my butt kicked, but it was very interesting. I have done several
single-band efforts in WW, either in a M/M setting or alone, so this was
really different to always have a band active and producing at least

Used TR V5.53 with my TS-940 and band mapping which is really cool! The 940
is very slow, but that only affected the RIT control with the shift keys and
direct frequency entry from the computer. I'de like to hear from anyone else
who is using computer control with the 940 to hear about your experiences.
(direct e-mail, of course).

Thanks for all of the QSOs! 73, Mike AA7NX

                               CQ WW SUMMARY SHEET

    Callsign Used : W7RM
        Operators : MICHAEL CONATORE  AA7NX
         Category : Single Op, All Band, High Power  
        Country : United States (Zone 3)
        Team/Club : Cascade Contest Club

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Countries   Zones

  160CW       42          42         91        22        13
   80CW      114         112        288        39        20
   40CW      660         655       1851        76        32
   20CW      540         534       1473        95        38
   15CW      139         139        372        39        23
   10CW        9           9          9         3         5

 Totals     1504        1491       4084       274       131

    Final Score = 1654020 points.

>From sm3kor at kuai.se (Lars Lindahl)  Mon Nov 27 07:09:59 1995
From: sm3kor at kuai.se (Lars Lindahl) (Lars Lindahl)
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 08:09:59 +0100
Subject: SM3KOR CQWW CW (5 hours of fun)
Message-ID: <199511270709.IAA28207 at tao.kuai.se>

N2CKZ made just a little test of the station for 5 hours on his visit here
just for fun...

             CQWW DX CONTEST 1995

    CALL : SM3KOR                         COUNTRY : SWEDEN
    MODE :CW                              CATEGORY: SINGLEOP


  20M      334       767            16              42              44.486


Operator :Todd N2CKZ

Equipment 5over5 on 165 feet IC-781 + 1Kw        
Lars Lindahl E-Mail sm3kor at kuai.se

>From w6go at netcom.com (Jay O'Brien - W6GO)  Mon Nov 27 07:19:27 1995
From: w6go at netcom.com (Jay O'Brien - W6GO) (Jay O'Brien - W6GO)
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 1995 23:19:27 -0800 (PST)
Subject: ARRL 160 window opened?
Message-ID: <199511270719.XAA17942 at netcom8.netcom.com>

Rules, rules, where are the rules?

W1PH posted a message here on 23-Nov-95 at 07:26 EST.  Kurt, a CAC 
member, told us that the DX window in the ARRL DX Contest is now 
1830-1835, rather than 1830-1850, thanks to the good work of the CAC.

The November 1995 QST, top of page 131, in the Announcement of the 
ARRL 160-Meter contest, by Billy Lunt, KR1R, says:

"The DX window has been reduced from 20 kHz to only 5 kHz.  Participants
are reminded that the segment 1.830 to 1.835 Mhz should be used only for
intercontinental QSOs, in conformance with the ARRL band plan.  Please 
leave this segment open for only DX QSOs".

On page 132, by Warren C. Stankiewicz, NF1J, Contest Corral, the same QST
"... in the 160-Meter contest, the DX Window has been changed to 1.830 to 
1.835 MHz..."

So, the November 1995 QST agrees with the CAC.

I just obtained the 1995 Rules from the ARRL info-server.  The header
of the message is dated 26-Nov-95 at 01:05 EST.  Quoting the rules:

6) Miscellaneous: 
     (A) Participants are reminded that the segment 1.830 to 1.850 should 
be used for intercontinental QSOs only, in conformance with the ARRL band 

  I understand that the "real" rules are the ones we get from the ARRL 
info-server.  Or are the "real" rules the ones in the official journal of 
the American Radio Relay League?  I believe this is just another 
bureaucratic screwup.  What do you think?

  73, Jay
      w6go at netcom.com

>From Christoph Rheker <christor at microsoft.com>  Mon Nov 27 08:43:00 1995
From: Christoph Rheker <christor at microsoft.com> (Christoph Rheker)
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 95 08:43:00 TZ
Subject: DL4YAO CQWW CW score
Message-ID: <199511270744.XAA14208 at imail2.microsoft.com>

Worked Single OP, Single Band on 40 meters.

QSOs	Points	Zones	Countries	Final Score
321	669	28	71		66,231

FT757 with Amp. 500 Watts and Groundplane ant.

Really big signals from A71CW, A92Q, SU2MT, HC8N
and the stations on the Caribic Islands.
Also 3B8/N6ZZ had a good signal. Nice new countries
on 40 for me.

NL7G was not very strong in Germany, but I worked him.

On Saturday evening a lot of JAs with S9 signals.

Missed easy multipliers like ON, OE, LA. During the night the distance
was to short to them...

Christoph DL4YAO

<christor at microsoft.com>

>From KAY, LEONARD" <LKAY at pria.com  Mon Nov 27 15:59:00 1995
From: KAY, LEONARD" <LKAY at pria.com (KAY, LEONARD)
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 95 07:59:00 PST
Subject: KB2R SS Phone QRP score (late)
Message-ID: <30B9E092 at msgate.pria.com>

Had problems with the reflector here last week. Anyway, here it is....

                 1995 ARRL PHONE SWEEPSTAKES

          Call: KB2R (@K1VR)     Mode: SSB
          Category: QRP          Hours: 24
          ARRL Section: EMA

          BAND     QSO    QSO PTS   SECTIONS

          160        0        0        -
           80      168      336        -
           40       47       94        -
           20      149      298        -
           15      103      206        -
           10        0        0        -

          Totals    467      934       76   (missed Yukon, see below!)

                   Score:  70,984

Club Affiliation: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Equipment (Thanks to Fred, K1VR for the use of his station):

Radios: IC-765 & TS-930(2nd Radio)

Antennas: 20/15/10 -  2 Stacked TH6DXX's at 90'/60',  TH7DXX at 35'
          40 - 40-2CD at 90', 4-square vertical array
          80 - Dipole at 65', Phased vertical pair
        +  Beverages

Peripherals: CT9 on 486, DVK Box

My first attempt at QRP SS. Biggest dilemma all weekend was coming
across VY1JA on 20m about an hour into the contest with only a couple
people calling him - and he couldn't hear me calling. I was faced
with The Decision - flip the power switch and go for the sweep, or
hack it out in QRP, and take my chances. Well, I took them..... by
mid-afternoon Sunday, I also still needed KH6, KL7, and SC(!!) anyway so I
didn't feel too bad. But then I managed to find all three of them!

The 2nd radio (combined with 15 being open) really helped. Most of Sunday
afternoon was spent S&Ping on 20 while I called CQ with the DVK on 15.
I netted around 30-40 QSOs from the 2nd radio on 15, and the band was
quiet enough that I didn't get squashed too often.

Yes, I did have fun. :-)

>From Bob Patten <z002816b at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us>  Mon Nov 27 13:47:00 1995
From: Bob Patten <z002816b at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us> (Bob Patten)
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 08:47:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject: N4BP CQWW CW SB 10M
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9511270826.A25467-0100000 at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us>

Call Used: N4BP
Location: FL
Category: Single Op Single Band
Mode: CW
Power: 1500

Band	QSOs	points	zones	ctys
====	====	======	=====	====
10	83	102	11	19

Total	83	102	11	19	SCORE: 3,060

Club or Team Name: Florida Contest Group

Comments:    TS-430S, AL-1500, TH7-DXX @ 45 ft, NA contest software

Fried the BN-86 balun on the beam during phone SS and replaced it with a 
coil of coax.  During this contest, had serious doubts if it was working!
Had to listen to 15M once in a while to be sure I had an antenna on the 
RX, although my transmit SWR was in the ballpark...  Actually, goingle 
single band - 10M was an ideal strategy.  Had a daughter visiting for the 
weekend and a grandson being baptized Sunday morning.  My best run (?) 
was just before leaving for the church on Sunday.  When I left the shack 
for the car, there wasn't a signal to be heard on the band, and same when 
I arrived home three hours later.  So maybe I didn't miss anything...
Without checking back through past logs, I believe this was my alltime 
record LOW for any single band 10M entry.  Next weekend, I will again 
torture myself by entering the 160M contest for the first time in many years.

Bob Patten
bobpatt at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us

>From Pete Smith <n4zr at ix.netcom.com>  Mon Nov 27 13:59:41 1995
From: Pete Smith <n4zr at ix.netcom.com> (Pete Smith)
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 05:59:41 -0800
Subject: CQWW CW SO/LP/AB/Packet
Message-ID: <199511271359.FAA14564 at ix6.ix.netcom.com>

Decided to go assisted, in order to get the "advice" of the multitude on
what's where and when.  Next year, no.  Also decided to make this a
relatively civilized contest, with normal meal breaks, 2 decent nights'
sleep, the Redskins game Sunday afternoon (a waste), and stopping at 2300
Sunday for dinner.  The bottom line:
700 Qs X 93 zones x 275 countries = 722,384 in (about) 24 hours

Force 12 C-3 at 99 ft, inverted vees at 90 ft for 40 and 80
TR Log 5.53

Club: PVRC (and PVRC *IS* back!)

Bands seemed pretty good for a sunspot minimum.  Actually ran a dozen or so
JAs on 20 Sunday right at sunset, maybe because of enhancement before the
expected coronal hole today or tomorrow.  20 was my big band , with 15 and
40 about equal and each about half the Qs of 20 (the 40-meter inverted vee
was a bust in SS, but it really played in CQWW).  The C-3 cracked most
pileups quickly, but I only ran Europe for 2 hours total - rate about equal
to my best S&P.  80 was a loser - high noise and weak signals - I clearly
need better antennas, and to save the 80-meter inverted vee for SS.  10
yielded the expected Caribbean stations, plus southern Africa and a lone ZL,
but no Europe.  A quick look at last year's results suggests that I was all
too successful at resisting the urge to chase countries and zones, in favor
of rate.

TR Log 5.53 was excellent.  Its band mapping is wonderful - I found it
pretty easy to resist the temptation to jump on new spots, by waiting until
the color changed from white to at least yellow, as the spot aged.  The
color coding also makes it possible to get a quick take on which bands are
hot.  My other favorite feature is being able to correct (or complete) a
call-sign in the exchange field, rather than tabbing back to the call-sign
field every time.  Ergonomically superb.

Highlights -- Cracking the 9U pileup, running JAs at the sunspot minimum
(who, me?).
Lowlights -- 80 meters, and missing zone 3 on 10 (!).
To Do -- N4KG feed for the tower on 80 (if it's not too tall(?)), and a EWE
or 2.  Something for 160.


Pete N4ZR (n4zr at ix.netcom.com)

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