[CQ-Contest] WPX SSB Soapbox
mwdink at clearwire.net
Fri Apr 25 17:53:13 EDT 2014
WPX SSB Soapbox
Call: 3G1B Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 8,556,210
Great contest from FG46SM ..El Bunker !!
Happy to see old operators but new in contest doing it good on air, that mean
that we could have more contest operators.
We MUST to improve our low bands antennas, we hope before CQWW to have a yagi
for 40 mts.
Team Leader @ 3G1B
Call: 3V8BB Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 15,601,250
I was informed few days before the contest that Hrane YT1AD won't be able make
it to Tunisia for a SO operation and I had few time to make new plans..
Decision to go for an HP operation was taking few hours prior to contest start.
My favorite category was always SOAB-LP but imagining the QRM in such events led
me to HP!
The challenge I set for me was to make same/better than Hrane's last year score
of 15m points and be first in Africa. Writing the objectives in a sheet of paper
placed in front of me is always positive!
The set-up still need improvement here in terms of automation and ergonomics; I
used a couple FT-870 with an amplifier lined up on the RUN station. No filters
were available but RFI to the MULT station was really negligeable.
The first hours was terrible with only 55 QSOs on 20 and 40. European QRM wall
made it impossible to work on low bands or even to find a relatively clear
QRG... Splatter signals were all over the bands, the CC may need to do more
High bands were in good shape but not as good as expected. My operating hours
were scheduled based on my rest obligations rather than 6-Point-bands openings.
However, I pushed hard to get the maximum out of them.
I'm happy that I could manage - and for the first time ever - to stick to the
pre-defined operating plan as a learnt lesson from my previous operations.
I started using the second radio late on Saturday afternoon and that brought
Twenty three valuable mults to the score. Moves were quicker and more efficient
Thanks to EVERYONE for the Qs!!
Op. 3V8BB, 3V8SS
Call: 3Z5W Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 827,156
Station SP5KP /in contest's 3Z5W/
Rig: FT1000MP MARK-V Field, PA Home Made
Ant: 2el QUAD 20/15/10m made by SP3GEM
Soft Loging: DX4WIN v 8.05 by KK4HD
Contests: Write Log v.10.76 by W5XD
Win Test v. 4.12 by F5MZN&F6FVY
eMail: 3z5w at wp.pl
Call: 4L0A Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 3,592,348
Hurricane accompanied with heavy rain/snow resulted in significantly worsened
conditions to operate, added with extended power outage has altered all my
plans and I decided to quit after 12 hours of contesting. Fortunately very
little damage to the antennas.
Thank you all for calling, I still had great fun.
Call: 5B4AIF Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 6,485,268
Some great propagation, high winds and rain on Saturday.
Thanks to all who called.
Call: 8P2K Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 3,139,487
Interesting propagation all week-end long. Used three yagi's as follows:
innovantenna LFA 2-element - Fixed SA
Innovantenna LFA 3-element - Fixed EU (rotated to NA at EU sunset)
Force 12 C3 - rotable
The LFA along with my location on the east of the island gave me a pipeline
into EU. It also felt like propagation was bad to NA in any event and it was
very noisy in that direction.
Was short of my target by a couple hundred thousand points and 600 Q's short of
my plan. This was made up by a decent number of prefises worked and the high
number of three-pointers (EU, SA) worked. Normally EU isn't so good and I have
to depend on NA to make up the numbers.
Running LP is always a challenge and it was difficult getting decent runs
goingbefore one of those 5KW stations to the east and south of me stole away
This shows the breakdown of where my Q's were made:
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %
OC 0 0 0 0 0 16 16 1.1
NA 0 0 0 0 0 296 296 20.9
SA 0 0 0 0 0 99 99 7.0
AF 0 0 0 0 0 17 17 1.2
EU 0 0 0 0 0 947 947 66.7
AS 0 0 0 0 0 43 43 3.0
Thanks for all the stations that pulled out my peanut-whistle and look forward
to the next time.
73, Dean - 8P6SH
Call: 8P5A Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 23,938,983
Conditions were amazing and truly unforgettable. Unfortunately, for me, it did
not translate into a great score as I was down from the last two years.
The great propagation required more strategy adjustment than I anticipated. I
did start on 10 for the first time ever, and had over 340 Q's there the first
night. However, I did not plan for the lowbands to be as unproductive as they
were, and it was surprisingly hard to generate rate in the morning toward
Despite the score being down, I will never forget running JA at 930PM local
time on 10 and working Europe on 15 right up the end of the contest.
Thanks to everyone for the Q's and thanks to the sponsors for making this fun
73, Tom W2SC 8P5A
QSL LoTW, NN1N
Call: 9A1A Class: M/M HP Total Score = 47,590,797
For the first time we have enough number of experienced operators for good
participation in MM SSB entry.
But Mr Murphy had another plans. At begining of the contest some problems with
40m PA and its antenna tower caused our work until Saturday morning hours more
LP then HP on that band.
But that was the first step. Situation became worse when 15m and 10m being
opened. Heavy periodical local QRM on all bands started.Such situation we had
never. As the first step we stopped transmission on 160, then 80 and then on 40
meters. Situation became a little better.
On Saturday afternoon operation on low bands was close connected with local
interference we had. When 15 was closed situation became much better. We can
say normal for low bands operation. In Sunday mornig became worse again . The
biggest source of the problem we found in late Sunday afternoon.
Our all antenna towers are guy wired type. We noticed on the tower, where are
15M stacks, one upper guy wire was touching director of upper 15M antenna stack
JA direction and causing sparking which is not visible during day time!
Until that time we spent almost 40 hours of the contest. Temporary fixing of
the problem which was on 30 meters above ground level eliminated all QRM.
Final result was to be QRT on 160 and 80M a few hours more then usual, but on
40M we were QRT almost 11 hours, and we lost of significant number of QSOs on
20,15 and 10M with stations who had week signals.Surely some MULTS were lost
As consequence, after more then 20 years of this antenna towers use, a new
All guy wires and antenna systems must be under inspection at least 5 days
before contest, to have enough time to make eventual problem fixed.
In spite of those problems atmosphere within team reamined excellent. During
contest we had a nice social event with nice meat including huge grill, and
beer & wine added.
Finaly we broke from Y2000 our 9A MM record.
Thanks to all who called us. See you in CW leg
Call: 9A5BWW Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 5,435,692
10 is not my favorite band but I was a little bit short with DXCC on it so the
decision was easy. Thanks everyone for a call. Congrats to 9A73P, 9A5Y, 9A1A
and 9A3B on the great scores.
Call: 9A5Y Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 15,363,900
What a weekend :)
Finally a contest where nothing went wrong or to put it in different words a
contest where everything went right and conditions like never before :)
This was my first serious try in SO AB category. So far I have always worked
Single band category, not because I don't like working at all band but because
I have never so far had a good setup for it.Since the very beginning I felt
like it was going to be a winning situation and like I was going to make good
results, however 15M I did not expect.
Given the fact that I do not have much experience in AB category, the biggest
problem was when to make a break considering it was going pretty good all the
time. So I decided to work as much as possible USA and the next day I wanted to
concentrate on 2nd radio and work some EUs prefixes. I think this was a good
tactic based on livescore table. The following day I jumped over one after
another. Probably I could do better score in total if I spent little more time
working East on High bands and some EUs on Lows, but it was easier to copy # on
clear QRG instead on crowded one on 40m. Howewer, this result is 7 Milion above
current 9A reccord and I'm more than happy :)
9A5Y station is not quite ready for top AB contesting and there are still many
shortcomings. The complicated BAND changes has taken a lot of time (4-6 min
each time per change) and also SO2R setup is very primitive so that it was very
hard to work with 2nd station but at least now we know things we must work on in
the future.I can't even imagine the result I would have achieved if I had fully
automated station and more than 100w on the 2nd radio :)
Incredible conditions on High BANDs here, west coast on high bands sounds like
a local's here :)
FT1000MP + KW, FT1000 MV
28: 7el. @21m
21: 6el. @23m
14: 5el @20m
3.5 27m Vertical + BVG
1.8 doesn't matter :)
Thanks to all for all that Qs ;)
Call: 9A73P Class: M/S HP Total Score = 26,646,888
Station performance - excellent.
Conditions - excellent.
Livescore excitement - excellent.
Weather - excellent.
What a blast this was! Now it's time to close down big part of antenna field
and start working on new contest season.
Thanks to all teams for posting out scores on cqcontest.net.
We believe 5 out of 6 top scores in EU M/S was in fantastic online race. We
expected more teams to be in closer fight (specialy SJ2W and IR4M) but they
were unlucky this time.
Welcome to EI7M and we hope our friends TM6M will join realtime battle in
future - in one year, when the results are out, who will remember what contest
What a nice direct comparism:
Call: 9A8M Class: M/S HP Total Score = 11,494,600
Most of our team members was busy with other obligations. So this time just for
fun from our side.
Best 73 and CUL CW!
On behalf of team
Call: 9A9R Class: SO(A)SB40 HP Total Score = 2,315,740
No preparation for contest at all.
Three days before contest I was very busy with job - business obligations.
Two days till late evening I was out of home. Lot of preparations and jobs to
I have to go to Namibia, but Lufthansa is in strike!
My new contest location, cottage, antennas
is still under construction and 350km away. Come to location at 22:30 hrs
already spoiled, hungry, thirsty and broken :)
Internet connection was very bad first night.
Lot of thinks to improve. First is to be active full time....
YT8A, S56X great signals.
Thank you all !
Call: 9L1A Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 696,320
Excellent propagation, at times difficult to get attention when everybody is
focused on NA-EU-JA. Called some big guns for a while to no avail. My last
contest should be CQ WPX CW, I hope to operate full time before I leave back to
Italy in June.
73 Ivo 9L1A (E73A/9A3A).
Call: A65BD Class: SOSB10(TS) HP Total Score = 2,512,956
Hexbeam at 40ft
Call: AA3K Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 19,824
Wish I had more time to enjoy the conditions. Replied to 10 - 15 JA's straight
on 10m with 100 Watts with single calls. But at least I started getting the
upgraded computer ready for contesting. Had a few surprises including an I/O
board that didn't like the built in Windows 8.1 driver.
Call: AA6K Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 815,966
Working conditions: IC-756PII, 3El SteppIR and an Inverted Vee.
General observation: It'll probably be 11 years before conditions are this good
Call: AB1OC Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 7,444,723
Great conditions. Made a significant improvement over my score last year.
Contest was a blast! Looking forward to next year!
Call: AB2E Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 657,829
Rig: Icom 756 Pro III, Acom 2000A amp
Antennas: all wires, 160m inverted L, 80m inverted L, 40m delta loop, 20m delta
loop, 15m delta loop, 10m G5RV.
Wow, great conditions all bands, except to EU on 40m. Highlight was getting the
N1MM rate window up to 350/hr for about 40 minutes on Saturday night.
73 and CU in WPX CW in May!
Call: AB3CX Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 8,131,788
Splendid conditions on 10, 15M. Not sure either 15 or 20M could have been more
packed with runners end to end. The final night rush to Asia on 10M was really
Call: AB4UG Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 14,746
Had fun doing some casual tuning around making contacts, mostly on 10m which
seemed to be pretty open. Was still hearing a lot of the bigger EU stations
late in the afternoon. CQ contests are always a good time.
Call: AD1C Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP Total Score = 505,800
Radio: Yaesu FTDX-5000 (100W)
Antennas: HyGain AV-640 vertical, 1/2 G5RV in attic
Part-time effort. I worked very few USA stations (on purpose). I can't
remember a time since I've lived in CO when 10m (and 15m) was open so late to
the east. When I worked LA3S on 10m Sunday around 2000z, he said it had
already been dark there for several hours.
A lot of stations had trouble copying my serial #, I think it was more the QRM
than my weak signal. I got several really good signal reports from Europe on
15m Sunday afternoon (at first I thought they were joking). As Yogi Berra
might say, no one contests on 15 meters any more, it's too crowded.
Thanks to everyone who got on the air!
Call: AD7J Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 1,115,002
75m lousy but worked China! Worked YA in contest! 10m poor to Europe Sat but
Good sunday! Way to old for these long hours but FUN!
Call: AD7JP Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 377,643
Family commitments and projects prevented a full effort this weekend.
Glad to find great condx on 10m Sunday morning - the European opening lasted
past noon here in the Northwest.
Tnx to all,
Call: AE7DW Class: SOSB10(R) LP Total Score = 190,938
TX: FT897 @ 100w
ANT: JTV680 @ ~25' (rooftop)
Call: AE7LD Class: SOSB15 LP Total Score = 1,752
Band QSOs Pts WPX
21 25 73 24
Total 25 73 24
Call: AF6GA Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 86,000
Conditions were excellent, so much so that 15m was spilling over the top with
most stations on top of one another causing a lot of QRM. This made it tough
for anyone trying to hear 100w and wet piece of string. Eventually figured out
10m was a lot quieter with more room to spread out and easier to get heard.
It was good to hear a few new ones A7, A6 and 9K, too feint for me to work but
at least I know they're really out there now. Instead happy with 5W, OX, ZF,
UA2, 9M2 - thanks Rich and VP2E for ATNOs. Working 9M2 just as the sun was
setting in CA after a number of failed attempts on 20 and 15 was the highlight,
it only took 20minutes to go from 33 to 57 to gone.
After realizing it was tough being heard, switched from trying to working
everything to only working band fills, new ones - well obviously - and US
stations for ARRL QP pts. Watched for spots on worked W1AW/1 and TX6G on WARC
bands - it's a bit easier when the attention of the masses is elsewhere :D
The flare's impact on 15m was severe, I wasn't on at the exact time. I took a
short break to get a drink and give the ears a rest. When I came back everyone
had gone, I leant out to check the wire was still in the air and not on the
floor. But no - it was still there - so worked the few I could hear before it
came up again.
Thanks to all who dug out the call - looking forward to getting back to RTTY
and working some new ones on cw next month.
Call: AF6T Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 108,474
Wow...EU opening on 10m 1600UTC sure made up for the dead band on Saturday.
Got to fix a lot of radio problems. Much better towards the end.
Sri for the poor audio at the start. Thx for the Qs.
Call: AG2AA Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 343,676
Really fun when the bands are open! Some unexpected long-path to the far east
and asia. I feel bad for the "rare" stations with the poorly behaved
pile-ups, and the non-contesting DXers that don't know the exchange and mess up
the rhythm of the DX operator. Even if you listen to the pile for a minute and
have "001" ready, it keeps it all moving. OK Sorry - enough soap box
for now. Thanks to all who worked this little pistol with my vertical and
wires. Great fun!
Call: AG6RB Class: SO(A)AB(R) LP Total Score = 108,870
Search and pouncing during the first and last few hours of the contest.
Yaesu FT-857d at 100 W, into a 3 element tri-band yagi at 8-10 m.
Call: AI6V Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 506,100
It was great to work everyone. It's been a long time since I've done a phone
contest, and it was nice to be remembered. Sue and I operated side by side and
gave out both AI6 and AI7 mults. It felt good to be back on the air after all
the health issues during the past six months. It was very nice to see so much
activity and good DX on 10. 73 Carl
Call: AI6YL/7 Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 321,976
I'm just branching out from RTTY into SSB, and couldn't ask for better
conditions than having a great contester by my side - AI6V, plus the use of his
high tech earphones and having the bands full of great DX. It was a thrill to
participate. Thanks for your patience and for all the Qs. 88 Sue
Call: AK1W Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 3,845,574
SO1R operation fooling around when I should have been working on many other
Couldn't get any runs going on the first day. Ended up tuning around chasing
Second day was much better. 10 meters produced some big rates on Sunday
morning. The JAs on Sunday evening were as loud as I have ever heard them.
Sunspot maxima are fun!
Lots of splatter and wide signals out there. Two very bad ones were TM6M and
IB9T. We need a better way for people to know how to set their mic gain and
compression. Many signals were very loud, but sounded terrible.
Call: AK6W Class: M/M HP Total Score = 26,302,024
Four stations, four old guys and one young JA had fun, especially on 10m (K3EST)
and 15m (N6BV). Low bands were noisy and underpopulated!
Call: AL9A Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 2,573,040
Good news, bad news. Good news - EU was open virtually around the clock! Bad
news - EU was open virtually around the clock! Why is this bad? Because
usually EU eventually goes silent and all those US/VE stations start turning
their beams west and can hear AK! The long EU openings cost me many prefix
mults to the lower 48 because they were always working EU! Too much of a good
thing I guess.
Can't complain too much though, as this was my second best score ever. About
200,000 less points and 21 fewer mults than my 2011 score, but ran about 8.5
hours less op time. With fewer family conflicts I probably could have had my
best score ever. Oh well, C'est la vie! It will no doubt be tougher next year
with the solar cycle getting very long in the tooth. Fun weekend!
Call: C4A Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 36,584,081
Great conditions! Thanks to everyone that called us.
Station is still work in progress but we are improving the setup each time.
Used a different generator to power the station and this resolved the power
reliability problems we had experienced in previous contest efforts.
Call: CA3MRD Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 42,108
Very bad propagation conditions, this contest has been one of the hardest
working, unfortunately I could not break my record of 2013 but were present.
Vertical Monoband 8 meters
Call: CE1TT Class: M/S HP Total Score = 3,569,332
BAD PROPAGATION 73'S
Call: CE3CT Class: M/M HP Total Score = 24,160,874
First of all thank you very much everyone for your QSO's. This time we made a
great team of friends, the conditions were not the best as everybody knows but
still it was as always a fun competition.
Many thanks to Ramón XE1KK, Jason VE7AG and Diego LU8ADX for coming another
time for enjoy with our local team.
Special thanks to VE7SV for help last time to replace the rotor for a 20m beam
at 40 meters high. Also to CE3CKX Carlos for his great technical support for
repairing one of our Alpha's, also to XQ7UP and CE3DOH they helps with 75 ohms
cable for a new 80m antenna.
Call: CQ3L Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 19,250,000
Thanks to DJ6QT and the RRDXA to let me use this station again!
Call: CQ8X Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 21,216,680
This was my third time visiting the Azores, the first two trips being for CQWW
CW 2012 and CQWW SSB 2013. It was different this time, because I felt that I
arrived to a familiar locale with familiar people, routines, and places (and
car!). In addition to the station being in good shape after the ARRL contests,
this lack of the unknown made pre-contest preparations much less stressful. The
Azores is a wonderful place, and I really enjoyed visiting once again. My usual
travelogue follows, so that I can remind myself later what actually
I set a new European SOAB HP record as my target. It was not to be an easy
target, with the current high of 20.4M having been set by Emir E7DX/E77DX in
the record-breaking year 2011. Accordingly, I devised an operating plan that
took into account the peculiar WPX scoring system and my one-point EU location
in the middle of the Atlantic. In other words, double-pointer low-band
operation was going to be really tough because of distance, the EU QRM wall,
and "everybody" enjoying the post-sunset high bands anyway. The real
strides thus had to be made by maximizing the number of DX (NA) on the high
bands, while still getting all needed EU multipliers. To add into the mix I
also had no receive antenna for 80m.
With those parameters in place, I went on 40m half an hour before the contest
started to find a good spot. I found one, proceeded with making QSOs, was
getting 59+ reports from both EU and NA, and felt good! So imagine my surprise
when a Central European M/M parks less than 1 kHz above just minutes before it
all starts, with the operator probably being scared to lose face in his team if
he doesn't find a spot to call CQ on. Add to that another station that strangely
starts rattling off numbers less than 1 kHz below me. Neither pretended to hear
my QSY requests, despite their 59+ signals and my received 59+ reports from
others in their regions.
So frankly, please somebody tell me what it takes to keep a frequency on 40m in
the worst heat, because obviously 2 x 2el, 1.5 kW, and common courtesy aren't
enough...! And while you're at it, could you also tell me how I can best deal
with SSB contest splatter during the moments I think I'm literally going insane
Anyway, 20m and 15m were boiling, so after some 10 slow QSOs on 40m I move
there and am off to a nice start. The high bands were in really good shape all
weekend, and I was surprised to work stations from the Far East very late in my
local evenings. I had anticipated working only a few JA stations (and
multipliers), so the coolest thing was an interesting short-path JA opening on
15m on Sunday evening local time. The good band conditions are also partially
problematic for the Azores: NA and EU are both pointing their beams at each
other and you are caught in the middle of this "highway" at a
suitable skip to both, and thus at times the bands sound like QRM walls. The
bands were very crowded, so a good number of stations must have been on the
I've often had problems with the prolonged contest use of headphones, with my
earlobes becoming sore and the situation easily developing into an ear
inflammation (I seem to be a late bloomer, doesn't everybody get those only as
small kids?). Toni OH2UA suggested a solution involving around-the-ear Bose
headphones combined with a specially attached boom microphone, and this was my
second SSB contest using his solution after having assembled it. Wonderful, my
ears are happy! The weather was stormy and rainy all weekend, but fortunately I
only got some S9+ static problems for 10-15 minutes on Sunday evening. The storm
continued today with high winds, and it's saying something when you have to use
serious force to pry the hamshack door open.
The end result is a new claimed EU record, but I was shooting for more margin
(21.5M). I was ahead of my target curve when I started my final break on
Sunday, but things just didn't take off as I had expected in the afternoon.
Also, my targeted pts/Q was 3.18 but I ended up with only 2.72, consistent with
not reaching my low-band targets. That in turn is perhaps a combination of my
psychological low-band SSB splatter abhorrence and the lack of regular workable
stations there due to good high-band conditions. I can now afford -3.6% during
the log check, so we'll see! Anyway, this was a lot of fun. I've put some
statistics below. Live scoring and audio/video streaming were in action as
Thanks to the entire Radio Arcala team for making this operation possible. In
particular, my appreciation goes to Juha OH8NC and Martti OH2BH for their
special support, and to Toni OH2UA for station engineering. Thanks to José
CU2CE and Francisco CU2DX for the local support, and to all of you for the
Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
0000 0 0 17 168 2 0 187 187 3.3
0100 0 0 0 73 132 0 205 392 7.0
0200 0 64 1 0 105 0 170 562 10.1
0300 0 43 57 13 3 0 116 678 12.1
0400 0 39 94 0 0 0 133 811 14.5
0500 0 81 70 0 0 0 151 962 17.2
0600 0 37 58 0 0 0 95 1057 18.9
0700 0 1 79 4 2 0 86 1143 20.5
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1143 20.5
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1143 20.5
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1143 20.5
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1143 20.5
1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1143 20.5
1300 0 0 0 0 0 114 114 1257 22.5
1400 0 0 0 0 0 220 220 1477 26.4
1500 0 0 0 0 3 156 159 1636 29.3
1600 0 0 0 0 130 38 168 1804 32.3
1700 0 0 0 0 206 0 206 2010 36.0
1800 0 0 0 0 8 212 220 2230 39.9
1900 0 0 0 0 0 211 211 2441 43.7
2000 0 0 0 0 0 225 225 2666 47.7
2100 0 0 0 0 34 129 163 2829 50.6
2200 0 0 0 88 76 0 164 2993 53.6
2300 0 10 2 17 91 0 120 3113 55.7
0000 0 0 87 0 21 0 108 3221 57.7
0100 0 0 28 31 0 0 59 3280 58.7
0200 0 0 0 195 0 0 195 3475 62.2
0300 0 0 0 170 0 0 170 3645 65.2
0400 0 0 58 89 0 0 147 3792 67.9
0500 0 0 135 0 0 0 135 3927 70.3
0600 0 29 74 0 0 0 103 4030 72.1
0700 0 0 25 0 3 0 28 4058 72.6
0800 0 0 0 0 83 13 96 4154 74.4
0900 0 0 0 7 44 7 58 4212 75.4
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4212 75.4
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4212 75.4
1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4212 75.4
1300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4212 75.4
1400 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 4215 75.4
1500 0 0 0 0 16 155 171 4386 78.5
1600 0 0 0 0 89 72 161 4547 81.4
1700 0 0 0 2 56 50 108 4655 83.3
1800 0 0 0 2 192 0 194 4849 86.8
1900 0 0 0 2 157 3 162 5011 89.7
2000 0 0 0 6 151 2 159 5170 92.5
2100 0 0 0 128 39 0 167 5337 95.5
2200 0 0 0 8 116 0 124 5461 97.7
2300 0 0 1 108 15 2 126 5587 100.0
Total 0 304 786 1111 1777 1609 5587
Gross QSOs=5648 Dupes=61 Net QSOs=5587
Unique callsigns worked = 4248
The best 60 minute rate was 233/hour from 1341 to 1440
The best 30 minute rate was 244/hour from 0027 to 0056
The best 10 minute rate was 270/hour from 0027 to 0036
The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 15 times.
5 QSOs/minute 137 times.
4 QSOs/minute 409 times.
3 QSOs/minute 563 times.
2 QSOs/minute 553 times.
1 QSOs/minute 381 times.
There were 250 bandchanges and 103 (1.8%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.
Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
1 bands 3362
2 bands 572
3 bands 199
4 bands 91
5 bands 24
6 bands 0
------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
QSOs 0 136 362 629 1119 1116
Call: CR3A Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 57,888,544
Another participation from de CT3 Madeira Contest Team.
We had some problems in the begining of the contest on 40 meters.We had to stop
the station to repair the Amplifier and the Stackmacth. This took almost 3 hours
to repair so 40m operation was compromised for the first night.
However we had a good opening on 10m and all the hight bands.
Thanks to all participants specially to all the ones who contact us during the
contest and to all who spotted us on the cluster, that is really a great help.
CU all in the next one.
Call: CR6T Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 10,784,688
Wow what a weekend, great contest.
Great condition right at the begining of contest, but was too tired to be up
all night, stay up until 2h30, then whent for a rest.
Finished 1st day with about 2500 QSO, then decided to go to sleep to meet the
36 hours rule(bad decision). Sunday started very slowly and by midday only
another 300 QSO were in the log.Then conditions started to slowly improve.
I apolagize to the stations i didn't ear sunday afternoon, but S-9 rain static
didn't allow me to ear ...fortunatly only for about 30 minutes.
Worked JA's just about every hour of the day with great signals
Target was 4000 Q's and 1300 mults, and I almost did it, passed European
record, lets hope by enough margin to keep it.
Thanks to all who called, see you in the next one....on 15 meters
HY GAIN 155CA + KLM 15M6 (modifyed design)
Call: CS9/PD3EM Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 1,267,010
Thanks to DJ6QT, DF7ZS and the RRDXA to let me use this station!
Call: CT9/R9DX Class: M/S HP Total Score = 22,461,080
ANT: 10M - 2*4el. yagi
15M - 4el. yagi
40M-10M - GP (Ultra Beam)
TX: Elecraft K3 + Acom 2000A
Call: CW5W Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 23,428,761
After the good success in RUDX doing Multi Two we decided to enter again Multi
Two in WPX SSB
This time we have two new operators: Pablo CX7ACH and Wilder CX6DRA. With Leo
CX3AL, Alvaro CX4SS, Carlos CX5CBA and me completing the Team.
Weather was very bad, too much raining, lighting and wind. We had a problem in
the 10 and 20 mts antennas rotor indicator. Conditions not good, we run mostly
in 10 and 15 mts. On other bands was very dificult to break the EU-USA wall.
See you in WPX CW
Call: D44AC Class: SOSB15(R) HP Total Score = 9,461,754
The first time you never forget!
First CQWPX, first contest in 15M and above the first contest at D4C Station.
I take this opportunity to thank the whole team D4C for the great opportunity
given to me.
I think D4C is a great school, not only for amateur radio rookie like me, but
for all amateurs radio.
>From Cape Verde can make connections not possible from other parts of the
Beautiful propagation, fantastic openings with JA and Pacific area .
Unfortunately, being my first time I have not been able to make the most of the
setup and the potential of the location. Given the lack of experience, i made
a few mistakes and has compromised the final score.
I came back home in Italy with a great memory of this experience that taught me
so many things and i've already longing for those hours.
I think at home we're all good operators, but when you're at D4C... it really
shows who has the numbers!
Just look at the results of I4UFH in CQWPX 15M in 2012 and IZ4DPV in this WPX
I wanted to thank in particular IZ4DPV for taking me with him to D4 and taught
me so many things.
Call: D4C Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 18,620,224
propagation fantastic, especially at night with openings pacific and ja.
Sunday morning opened with ja short path with very strong signals!
thanks to all the Japanese stations!!
great competition with hk1k and px5e and their very high scores!
I'll see you in the next contest!
greetings from D4C!
73 iz4dpv max
Call: DA2C Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 7,792,071
Hi @ all WPX Contesters!
First of all: many thanks to Tom, DK3EE for the possibility to use his fine
for this one. As our original DA2C contest QTH has no electricity right now (we
are working on that) I asked Tom, if I can do the WPX-SSB from his station and
Also many thanks to him and his son Louis (DN2VHF) for giving me
moralic support and nice BBQ during the contest!
Also I want to say thank you to Frank, DL8YHR for the loan of an amplifier.
I realy did not expect the condx to be that great on 10m from DL. Long time
I remember condx like this on 10. And maybe a long time to wait until next
time?! Who knows...
I realy had a lot of fun in this one, but also some hours of frustration,
heavy QRM, splattering etc...(but this is almost the case in every SSB contest
but I keeped the butt in the chair to push the score as high as possible.
Sure a contestweekend to remember for me and I am sure many records will be
broken in this one, like
this score breaks the existing DL-record with a big margin :-)
Hope everyone had as much fun as I had and many thanks to all for the QSO!
Hear you in the next one!
Vy 73 de Heiko (Bud), DK3DM
Info of DK3EE, DK3T station see: http:\\www.qrz.com/db/dk3ee
Call: DF1LX Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 20,056
A lot of stations have had modulation like the power amplifier will break soon -
Listen a lot to CN2AA and they did a great job - congratz
See u in CW - and hope for the same condx on all bands ...
Call: DJ8OG Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP Total Score = 3,816,516
Thanks for all QSOs, this time from at home and only low power.
Good to see 10m open
Vy73 Matt, DJ8OG
Call: DK3A Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 264,060
Tried to use verticals for 40, 80, 160m but the GRP mast crashed after a few
QSOs. So continued with Windom instead and hexbeam for 20, 15, 10m. Far better
result than last year with same (part time) effort. Good conditions on high
bands, however, missed large parts of the openings due to family duties.
Call: DK6XZ Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 879,060
Contest : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign : DK6XZ
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator (SO)
Station : DM0B - Daimler Sportgemeinschaft SG Stern Rastatt
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Locator : JN48CU
Operating time : 6h16
BAND QSO DUP PFX POINTS AVG
160 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 0 0 0 0 0.00
40 0 0 0 0 0.00
20 26 0 25 32 1.23
15 430 2 289 1060 2.47
10 329 1 146 819 2.49
TOTAL 785 3 460 1911 2.43
TOTAL SCORE : 879 060
Doppel-QSOs nicht gewertet und ohne Einfluss auf Schnitt
Operators : E77XZ
Soapbox : A short-time effort to accomplish as much as possible QSO's
within timeframe of 6 hours on Saturday afternoon - US/VE Prime-Time.
Nach Band - Nach Betriebsart
QSOs (ohne Dupes) - Nach Zeit
| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |
| | SSB | SSB | SSB | SSB | SSB | SSB |
| 09 | | | | | | |
| 10 | | | | | | |
| 11 | | | | | | |
| 12 | | | | 26 | 69 | |
| 13 | | | | | 126 | |
| 14 | | | | | 127 | |
| 15 | | | | | 96 | 48 |
| 16 | | | | | | 145 |
| 17 | | | | | | 115 |
| 18 | | | | | 12 | 21 |
| 19 | | | | | | |
| 20 | | | | | | |
| 21 | | | | | | |
| | | | | 26 | 430 | 329 |
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Call: DL1NX Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 6,486,084
I should not complain of anything but 2 things keep me away to make more QSOs.
1st - Train lines interference right between SA and NA direction (230° to
320°), probably an isolator issue and got worse when the train came, sometimes
2nd - Ordinary call sign, maybe if I were an unique Multiplier prefix, more
stations would come to my CQs.
Beside of that, it was an AMAZING Contest! I had a lot of fun and enjoyed as
much as possible. I could copy everywhere at anytime, all directions. Late at
night, around 22:00 UTC I was still copying some US station with 9+ but 99% of
them beamed other side or changed band.
I've worked a lot of PYs station this time and had a little chat with some of
them and even an US station that told me that I was his first QSO on 10m ever.
I spent some time explaining about the contest and I felt great about that.
I think I'm getting old and enjoying more the contest instead getting crazy to
make 200 QSOs/hour. :)
Thanks again to Robert (DL3KO) to let me use his wonderful station on 10m while
DR1D was on 80m.
PY2SEX | DL1NX
Call: DM9K Class: M/S HP Total Score = 3,328,160
For us it was more a social event then a serious contest participation.
Definitely we had fun. A big thank you goes to Toffy, DJ6ZM for letting us play
once more with his outstanding station. Thanks to all for the contacts. Ralf
Call: DP6T Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 11,382,282
During the 1st day we had to repair a lot of Murphy�'s work: one PA had a
failure and needed a repair. The coax from the Multiband Tower failed due to
water inside the cable (!!??). We had to lower the crankup tower and the coax
was replaced. While checking the balun, we found out that it is full of water
too... replaced. However, we could operate with the other antennas while
repairing. After all the repairs, the contest went on smoothly and we managed
to work the entire 2nd day without any new failures. After all it was a great
weekend, with many QSO, many prefixes, many guests at the station and great
Chili and great BarBQ. Thanks for all the points !
Call: E70A Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 2,366,672
After returning from Africa (J28AA, 6O3A), this was my first "field
operation". It was 4 days expedition to Mt. Konjuh 1328m a.s.l. (JN94GG).
Excellent propagation on 10m band.
I had a fun with Elecraft K3 and MPV5-28, 5 element yagi antenna designed by
Thank you all.
Call: E73M Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 6,204,864
I was going after European record(4.6Mil.)set last year by EO3Q in SOAB(A)LP.
For sure, I made enough margin in points to pass UBN report.
Also passed world record of 5.9Mil. set in 2000 by VA3DX, but PY1NX beat me to
See you in CW part.
73 Danny E73M
Call: E7A Class: M/S HP Total Score = 24,670,794
A real blast and great run-in with great condx on Sunday. Great to see EI7M
heed my words and join us on cqcontest.net. A shame others are yet to follow
suit - but hey some adopt change quicker than others and we must be patient.
Big thanks to Rade (E77W) for keeping us fed and watered all weekend. Vlado
(E70R)and Ranko (E70R) for entertaining us (they are Bosnia's Laurel and
Hardy!) ; Zoki (E76C) for his time despite a heavy business schedule and
(9A5K) for giving us the pleasure of a full-blown test drive of DXLog (see
dxlog.net) - it worked flawlessly in our demanding M/S environment. Finally
thanks to Braco for letting us play from E77DX. The sun shone all weekend and
condx on the high bands appeared to have favoured stations to the north of
us..(well done to the boys @9A1P!!). We're happy to be in the mix in the top 5
- or thereabouts :-).
See you again soon,
73 9a1tt on behalf of the E7DX team.
Call: EA3QP Class: SO(A)SB10 LP Total Score = 501,033
Great Contest with amazing propagation conditions. This time I did the contest
at home, so it have been a lesson to how face a contest with limited
conditions (90w and 2 el. yagi and without good visbility to USA),it was not
possible to keep a freq. for run so I've spent most of the time S&P, the
result 83% of the contacts are mults.
Propagation and runs
Eugeni - EA3QP
Call: EA5DFV Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 2,180,850
Just for fun. Mostly running, and not many hours on the chair.
73 de Jose
Call: EA5ON Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) QRP Total Score = 25,254
After a full blown 15m effort in ARRL phone with a kilowatt and stacked yagis, I
decided it might be good to remind myself what its like to be a little pistol so
entered 15 QRP (A) from my city centre location for a few hours. Some great ears
out there! Thanks to all those guys who stuck it out, much appreciated.
Interesting to note how under marginal conditions many people got my call
wrong, most guys got me as TA instead of EA, but on the other hand everyone got
the November at the end.
Optibeam OB6-3M (2 ele on 15)
Call: EA9LZ Class: SO(A)SB15 HP Total Score = 13,062,698
I was thinking participated in all band, inclusive with out 80, but 40 meters
antenna was not very well tunning.
So at the end I decided to be in 15.
To be honest, I enjoyed very much, except sunday, poor conditions till
As always thank you very much to my best friend Mariano 9LS and also (Premos dx
group from Ceuta), 9LS, 9GW and 9PD.
optibeam monoband 5
Call: EB3CW Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 4,754,475
I was unable to fully raise my telescopic tower on Saturday due to very strong
winds. No decent runs any of the days.
Call: EC2DX Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 12,438,900
Call: EC5AN Class: SO(A)SB20 HP Total Score = 2,998,413
Thanks to all for the qso...
Thanks to EC5CR and EA5ZL support.
Call: ED1B Class: M/S LP Total Score = 6,416,260
CallSign Used : ED1B
Operator(s) : EA1AST, EA1GY, EA1YG, EB1TR
Operator Category : MULTI-OP
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 001
Gridsquare : IN73DL
Name : Demons DXers
City/State/Zip : Gijon 33200
Country : SPAIN
ARRL Section : DX
Club/Team : None
Software : N1MM Logger V14.3.1
Band QSOs Pts WPX
1,8 8 15 0
3,5 178 494 122
7 145 471 70
14 517 1041 219
21 503 1109 185
28 1150 2800 486
Total 2501 5930 1082
Call: ED1R Class: M/S HP Total Score = 18,849,096
Just 3 ops only, we couldn�'t take full potential 48h of the station with
different stations interlocked.
Our main antenna 40m is broken, we knew it would be impossible to enter in the
Top competition of EU, because we would lose many QSOs 6 points and mults in
this band. We improvised with 2 x Array vertical 40M to NA and 2 elm yagi fixed
EU, the first night bad conditions in low bands, we never get rate, we choose to
Run in 15 and 20 during the night.
At sunrise 80m good signs W6, W7 and few ZLs. 10m good opening with NA and AS
(104 JAs worked, is good number here). Maybe we had to made more interest in
10m but we listen better propagation in central europe than south area, 10m is
Problems with 40m antennas but we claimed 2 million more than last year 2013 in
same category, we are happy, we worked very hard all time.
We hope to correct problems , congratulations on the excellent results of
several stations in our category TM6M EI7M A73P UZ2M IR4M E7A SJ2W SP8R etc...
a lot of competition this year.
Next Weekend EA-RTTY (24H) http://concursos.ure.es/en/eartty/bases/
73 de ED1R Team
Call: EF7X Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 6,064,344
Good propagation, but I think they had it much better in the central part of
Europe. Congrats for the great score at G9T, DA0C, TM0T ...
Can't remember working so many JAs in a single band entry (146)from EA7.
Thanks to everybody. CU in the CW part.
Call: EI4CF Class: SO(A)SB10 LP Total Score = 1,141,240
Started to give a few qsos but was hooked by the band condx on 10m!
Call: EI7M Class: M/S HP Total Score = 32,339,550
We're very glad to be back after antenna repairs following this winter's extreme
storms. Everything seemed to work ok but, even so, we had a very slow start.
However, things picked up as the weekend progressed with great conditions
developing on every band. 10m propagation was sometimes a bit light, but
signals came through until well after dark on both days. Sunday morning was a
real highlight for us with a fantastic 10m JA run - a very unusual event here!
We pushed our score to the live contest score server through the whole weekend
and it was very exciting watching the scores swap around. Congrats to all our
competitor friends in Europe for some great score, and thanks to everyone for
making it a really fun weekend.
73 from the EI7M team
Call: ES9C Class: M/M HP Total Score = 76,361,670
Another totally phenomenal MM weekend. It makes us lose the sense of reality
having had the most incredible propagation 3 times in a row now (2xCQWW
included) enabling us take the most out of the station and the team. I guess
will be a real hard blow when everything returns to normal and the standard
geographical propagation laws will be restored. But we are having the fun of
our lives till this anomaly lasts and now there is nothing less to hope for
than the 27-day cycle and propagation gods will be presenting us cherry on the
cake and let us complete the magic set of 4 EU records in WPX CW.
This time we really squeezed out 100% from the situation. Station that was
thoroughly rehersed last year worked totally flawlessly (which is incredible
itself considering the complexity and scope of the operation) and the
did everything right (finally:)). Key's to success:
- 15m monster. The effect of it continues to leave us speechless. ca 2300
contacts and 600 JA's. Having the band open almost 48 hours for us did of
help as well:)
- Agressive S&P with separate S&P stations who made nearly 2000 QSOs
- Agressive QSY-ing. Finally the operators understood that we need to QSY
everyone, everywhere and always! And that gave us nearly 1000 extra QSOs.
- 2 RUN ops in parallel listening to different directions helped not to miss
the callers and reduce operator mistakes.
- Almost interference free environment (except for harmonic frequencies) thanks
to W3NQN and 4O3A filters, 4O3A triplexers and adequate antenna separation.
Having a quiet 10M band when all the other stations is transmitting is an
- ES2DW and ES2ADF well-known cooking:)
Running against the 2011 DR1A score was a great thrill. Sorry to hear that
things did not go as well at 9A1A. Good luck to all competitors in CW part and
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes) - By time
| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |Total|
| 00 | 83 | 129 | 95 | 125 | | | 432 |
| 01 | 45 | 86 | 136 | 96 | 3 | | 366 |
| 02 | 36 | 84 | 66 | 142 | 22 | | 350 |
| 03 | 21 | 56 | 68 | 160 | 51 | 1 | 357 |
| 04 | 14 | 33 | 89 | 147 | 131 | 17 | 431 |
| 05 | 4 | 16 | 59 | 146 | 127 | 61 | 413 |
| 06 | | 13 | 66 | 110 | 146 | 90 | 425 |
| 07 | 1 | 44 | 42 | 120 | 131 | 93 | 431 |
| 08 | | 8 | 25 | 100 | 113 | 83 | 329 |
| 09 | | | 26 | 93 | 120 | 81 | 320 |
| 10 | | | 11 | 119 | 104 | 69 | 303 |
| 11 | | | 12 | 102 | 167 | 85 | 366 |
| 12 | | | 7 | 114 | 135 | 60 | 316 |
| 13 | | | 15 | 103 | 181 | 60 | 359 |
| 14 | | | 38 | 93 | 119 | 61 | 311 |
| 15 | 2 | 9 | 64 | 97 | 176 | 55 | 403 |
| 16 | 4 | 9 | 53 | 91 | 131 | 82 | 370 |
| 17 | 15 | 30 | 57 | 101 | 153 | 71 | 427 |
| 18 | 24 | 49 | 58 | 100 | 150 | 110 | 491 |
| 19 | 29 | 51 | 72 | 112 | 144 | 94 | 502 |
| 20 | 18 | 42 | 72 | 87 | 137 | 111 | 467 |
| 21 | 36 | 48 | 54 | 108 | 157 | 4 | 407 |
| 22 | 41 | 54 | 57 | 90 | 101 | | 343 |
| 23 | 17 | 47 | 57 | 98 | 30 | 1 | 250 |
| 00 | 31 | 26 | 60 | 85 | 13 | | 215 |
| 01 | 9 | 19 | 52 | 86 | 41 | | 207 |
| 02 | 10 | 16 | 34 | 107 | 49 | | 216 |
| 03 | 11 | 17 | 29 | 89 | 78 | 3 | 227 |
| 04 | 2 | 10 | 42 | 110 | 103 | 34 | 301 |
| 05 | 2 | 9 | 30 | 93 | 71 | 47 | 252 |
| 06 | | 1 | 31 | 77 | 68 | 70 | 247 |
| 07 | | | 28 | 67 | 70 | 80 | 245 |
| 08 | | 2 | 20 | 56 | 83 | 89 | 250 |
| 09 | | | 15 | 68 | 85 | 54 | 222 |
| 10 | | | 14 | 51 | 63 | 48 | 176 |
| 11 | | 9 | 7 | 51 | 80 | 55 | 202 |
| 12 | | | 7 | 45 | 107 | 109 | 268 |
| 13 | | 2 | 7 | 68 | 95 | 108 | 280 |
| 14 | | 1 | 20 | 58 | 105 | 140 | 324 |
| 15 | | 5 | 30 | 77 | 132 | 124 | 368 |
| 16 | 3 | 13 | 32 | 54 | 126 | 122 | 350 |
| 17 | 6 | 14 | 29 | 55 | 93 | 121 | 318 |
| 18 | 9 | 13 | 34 | 63 | 91 | 117 | 327 |
| 19 | 14 | 12 | 46 | 71 | 86 | 65 | 294 |
| 20 | 16 | 38 | 53 | 51 | 97 | 69 | 324 |
| 21 | 6 | 35 | 50 | 65 | 81 | | 237 |
| 22 | 26 | 22 | 57 | 47 | 9 | | 161 |
| 23 | 11 | 20 | 44 | 51 | 1 | | 127 |
| | 546 |1092 |2070 |4299 |4556 |2744 |15307|
ES9C - Continents
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes)
| Band / Mode | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
| 160 SSB | 97.1% | 0.5% | 0.2% | 0.2% | 2.0% | |
| 80 SSB | 93.8% | 1.5% | 0.5% | 0.5% | 3.8% | |
| 40 SSB | 69.6% | 14.5% | 2.4% | 0.7% | 10.4% | 2.4% |
| 20 SSB | 40.5% | 46.5% | 2.1% | 0.8% | 7.3% | 2.7% |
| 15 SSB | 26.1% | 50.2% | 1.9% | 1.1% | 18.4% | 2.3% |
| 10 SSB | 26.1% | 44.0% | 5.9% | 2.5% | 18.3% | 3.2% |
Call: EU1A Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 11,177,504
Incredible condition on high bands. Nice activity.
Thanks to all stations for calling!
Congrats on the new records set!
73! Serge EU1A
Call: EU1AZ Class: SOSB40 HP Total Score = 1,029,496
Call: F/E73CQ Class: SOAB QRP Total Score = 146,234
part time fun..thank you all for copy my weak sig..cu in cw 73
Call: F1IWH Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 84,336
Rig Kenwood TS450S max 100W.
73 all the best an thank you for nice Qso's.
Call: F1UVN Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 301,509
The game for me on this contest, do as much MULTI vs as much QSO, complete
contract :-) Only not for 1 qso :-(
Call: F4GDI Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 515,584
Rig Yaesu FT 950 max 100W.
73/88 all the best an thank you for nice Qso's
Call: F8AKS Class: SOSB15 QRP Total Score = 165,870
Tx : FT920 - 5w
Ant : 154CD @ 13m
Call: G2F Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 6,258,546
The goal for the weekend was 4m point as the current England record for TB wires
is just less than 3m and coming off the back of the RTTY round, if the bands
stayed in good shape I thought I could crack 4m.
Entering into the SOAB(A) TB Wires category for 36 hours using a modified KLM
KT34A Tribander @ 60ft, Inverted V Dipoles for 40/80m @ 80ft, 40m Ground plane
vertical, Inverted L for top band, K9AY RX loop with K3 and Acom 1000
This contest was great fun and the bands seemed good, especially HF, 160M was
quiet. Weather was good with little wind and some nice spring sunshine.
Started at around 4am on 80m with some great runs and good multi count then
working my way up, found a few runs to Far east on 15m and 10m but really
concentrated on getting a good base of WPX multis, and aiming for around 1400
qso and about 2m points by midnight, The HF bands were pretty good yielding the
base wpx mults mixed in with a few runs. Late evening I worked a few on 160m but
found 20m still buzzing so with a longish run on 20m late Saturday it gave me a
good springboard for Sunday, with the run ending at about 12:50am I decided to
get some rest.
Sunday started again at 4am on 80m and 40m with some good 6 point qso runs
before moving up the bands once again, the morning seemed average with band
space being a problem and the fact that there are so many very dirty and wide
signals, taking up space for 3 - 4 stations makes life very difficult, This
issue really needs addressing by the contest committees by way of
disqualification, no matter who the stations are !!!
Back off my soap box 10m took off just after noon with some very long and fast
runs into north America and I soon saw the score rocket past my 4m goal and on,
more long runs on 15m and 10m finally saw the 36 hours come up with a total raw
2417 QSO's, 1134 WPX and a Total raw Score of 6,258,546.
Again I think this is a great format contest bringing out some weird and
wonderful prefixes but also making a G station just as wanted as a GD / GM / GJ
etc which in other contest format is defiantly lacking, for me it feels like a
good leveller, however I think action needs to be taken against the blatant use
of very dirty signals to keep the space either side of the offenders operating
Until the next one, stay safe in these great band condition times!
Jim M0CKE G2F From the flat fens!!
Call: G8DX Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 6,623,504
First ever CQ WPX Entry.
Call: GM8SBH Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 685,124
Excellent conditions. Testing new HF antenna.
Equipment ICOM 7600, ACOM 1010 400watts. Hexbeam for 20, 15, 10 and 40m quarter
Call: GW4BLE Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 1,291,444
Only QRV for a few hours Saturday, my radio shack is being renovated - new
windows, carpet, paintwork etc... so everything is being removed in preparation
for the work. See you back on the bands soon.....
In the meanwhile, audio from all my contests in the last ten years is available
(the web guru who handles all this for me - Andy MW0MWZ - is currently in XE so
this current WPX contest may not yet be available)
Call: HA3DX Class: SOSB40 HP Total Score = 2,814,880
First time could I use two Lazy-H antennas.(NW-SE and NE-SW covered)
RX antenna K9AY (tnx HA5IW)
Rig:FT2000 +PA HENRY 3K PREMIER 1,2KW
Highlight of contest to get a call from ZL7AAA, V51V, OA4/XQ3SA, T6RH,XE3N...
Thanks for all QSO's.
73's from Hungary
Call: HA8LLK Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 445,905
CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST -- 2014
Category: Single Operator
Power: Low Power
Band: All Band
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/Q PREFIXES
160 0 0 0.0 0
80 0 0 0.0 0
40 225 521 2.3 157
20 191 271 1.4 124
15 156 222 1.4 92
10 45 87 1.9 32
Totals 617 1101 1.8 405 = 445,905
RIG : FT-450D 100W + Balcony 4Band Vertical
Call: HB2T Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 8,971,224
No time to build the station at HB9EE QTH, so we used the station of HB9ELV. Fun
weekend, repaired to VL-1000 before contest started ;(
Condx on topbands were special :S. OB 11-3 @ 18m, Dipole 2x42m @ 30m, 80m
Vertical - That was all :)
Call: HB9AA Class: SOSB15 LP Total Score = 245,700
K3 100 Watts
Antenna Force 12 C-4s
Call: HG1A Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) HP Total Score = 1,894,464
RIG: TS-870s + 1300 watts (made home amp. limited GU5B )
ANT: 3 el try bander
Call: HG7T Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 27,205,200
Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM
Call: HG8R Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 11,599,762
Station info: http://www.qrz.com/db/ha8jv
I started on 80m, big mistake!
Mine phone rang at 0630z, people have come to work in the field.
I finished the contest and i went to collect the beverages(of course with mine
Wife, she was not happy but help me:)).
Thanks for all callers and congrat. for many nice result!
73 from Pali HA8JV!
Call: HI3CC Class: M/S HP Total Score = 12,116,860
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR....
Call: HI3TEJ Class: SOSB20(TS) LP Total Score = 3,967,504
Thanks to everyone called me on this busy 20 meter band
I'm very sorry for the ones I did nor heard.
My Steppir at 25 feet really played very well,
Still in a recovery process but I can't wait to get in action so
I decided to play the contest and I really enjoyed even have to take pills
and pain reliever every 4 hours.
Thanks God for every step I make.
See you in the next pile, in God willing hope to make the effort as I always
in the past SOAB, because single band really exhausted me too much...
Station FTDX5000 @ 100 WATTS
STEPPIR ANTENNA @ 25 feet
Call: HK1NA Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 7,169,001
Thanks all worked QSO. The conditions were very good at the start of the contest
until the solar flare appeared.
During a full hour is not quite hear anything. Then the signals were until the
end of the contest very attenuated, which made unable to work EU as usual.
Many thanks to HK1R Jorge and Jumanji Field contest station crew to give me an
opportunity, hospitality and friendship to operate in this Big Gun.
Call: HK1X Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 16,512,363
Very beautiful contest, nice band excellent conditions all the time ear
You can view my comments on
, I wait for D4C and PX5E scores nice operators.
Many thanks to HK1R Jorge and Jumanji Field contest station to give me a chance
to operate in the beautiful station again and all the time.
See you in the next contest
Call: HS4SSP Class: M/S HP Total Score = 1,814,360
Was a fun weekend with decent conditions and breaking in many new young,newly
licensed Thai Hams from the Maha Sarakham University into contesting.They even
brought along a 4 element 15 meter mono band beam and installed it on the tower
at 55 feet to help out our signal into Europe ! A very ambitious group who also
know how to party as well. About 15 guys and girls set up tents in the yard and
spent the first night camping out here ! Thanks for all the qso's and your
patience with the newbies. Peter,HS0ZKX
Call: I2WIJ Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 404,785
I choose TB-WIRES but actually I only have WIRES! and no time!
hi! Bob, I2WIJ
Call: IB9T Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 28,481,589
Our target was 28 millions points and we're fully satisfied to achieve that
Some Murphy's invasions have not been enough to limit our fantastic good time
in joining this WPX's edition. Serious problems to the network caused a lot of
troubles to the log management, mostly in taking count of QSYs and mults'
check. Fired also a couple of 3-500Z :-(
Superb conditions on high bands, all saturday long, gave our numbers a real
kick up. It was not the same on sunday, with hardly limited really good runs
and the lost of a nice position against the UFB PI4DX crew: we did our best,
KUDOS to them!
See you in next CW leg!
one of IB9T/IR9Y
Call: IC8POF Class: SO(A)SB15 HP Total Score = 1,110,000
First ever contest on 15mt using the modified FT1000mkV-FIeld and my hybrid KLM
KT37. Super performance of the antenna despite my poor location.
I have to use a ground plane DX88 to copy the OFF_Beam stations.
Very difficult to find a free freq above 21200khz.
Thank to All for the qsos.
Call: II4K Class: SOSB10 QRP Total Score = 943,531
nice opening with NA & OC at the same time during the evening,easy to brek
the pileup also in QRP with the neu antenna setup at 100 feet high
I was hoping for a thousand QSOs but I'm happy the same
see you next time de IZ4AMS/II4K
Call: II9P Class: M/M HP Total Score = 51,125,613
Italian Contest Club
Call: IO4W Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) HP Total Score = 2,785,419
Started very tired because of some work commitments and some hours late in the
morning. Very good propagation on Saturday, band closed very late in the
On Sunday, under more "normal" conditions, I didn't exploit the band
Difficult to find (and keep) a clear frequency because of the numerous stations
on the band.
Still fighting with tremendous splattering on the band, much coming from
Eastern EU stations.
Had fun anyway, thanks to anyone who worked me!!
IZ4AFW / IO4W / NZ1W
Call: IO5O Class: M/S HP Total Score = 15,129,830
Cu next year !
73 de IO5O - Italian Contest Club
Call: IR4M Class: M/S HP Total Score = 22,315,057
This has been our very first WPX as Multi-op and that was fun!
Saturday outstanding conditions on high bands, with fantastic runs till
late in the evening (our best hour at 3z on 20m says it all). Sunday
conditions worsened, and during the afternoon pile-ups never really took
Nice to see more competitors on cqcontest this time, it was great!
See you next
Call: IR6T Class: M/S HP Total Score = 11,037,364
Great contest as usual!
Our target was 3500 qsos and we managed to reach that.
The hardware have worked great even if it was the first time we tested this
Need to improve the rx antennas (the inband station was a bit deaf) and the
Some new operator joined us for the first time in a world wide contest (IZ6FUQ
& IZ6CRK). They have a good potential to become good contesters. We hope
you will join us more frequently and for the entire contest.
Congratulations to our italian (and also european) competitors.
See you next year!
Call: IR9W Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 5,560,272
FANTASTIC PROPAGATION TNX TO ALL !!
Call: IT9DFI Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 1,501,222
A lot of fun!
My target was 1000 qso! I can made much more. Maybe my inexperience
not give me the opportuny to do more. I hope that in the next year will
be this good condition!
Good partecipation and good fair play.
I am embiterred for the abominable behaviour of HK1X. He came near enough
to "my calling frequency", I was in that frequenzy about 2 hours! He
glutted my radio with him broadcasting power!
I had ask to make qsy but HE did not listen me, so I made the qso with
he, I gave the number and I tried to explane the situation but, He after
give me the number, make to believe do not hear me! So I lost my small
pile up to America, becuase I made obbligated qsy!
I think this is not ham spirit!
Anyway I hope to listen again you on the next contest!
Yeasu ft 920
Al 811 Hxce (500 w)
Antenna:(Fishing Rod Wire) Yagi Antenna Homemade 3 el for 15 mt + 5
elements for 10 mt about 12 mt from the ground.
Call: IT9SPB Class: SO(A)SB15 HP Total Score = 4,212,710
Tnx to @LL
CU next time...!!!
Call: IY1GMS Class: M/S HP Total Score = 15,977,550
Once again a great fun @IQ1RY! And as usual the station work great, with no
hardware problem during the contest! And as usual no contest can be made
without the station setup of Flavio IK1RQT and Flavio IK1SPR and the logistic
and the time spent by Renato I1BEP.
Thanks to Albarto IV3BSY and Nicola IV3CWB that have made a 5 hours car travel
to come to operate here. This time we also have some novice operating this
contest: Alessandro IW1ROR and Salvatore IZ1PLH made they first running QSO
during a CQ contest @IQ1RY.
The first plan was to make a M2 but then the local op were all not fulltime so
at the end we decide to enter on MS and this was the rigth choice since ur
guest operator were forced to leave earlier than expected.
Band condition on high band were really incredible: 10m were open almost until
21z with really strong, 15m as well on a good shape but with not so many people
and 20m open for all day long with incredible signal for all nigth from US. On
the other side on 40m and 80m there were few people and we have some problem
to find a running frequency.
About the call: IY1GMS is a special callsign to mark the 100th anniversary of
the appointment of Guglielmo Marconi Life Senator of the Kingdom of Italy,
December 30, 1914. It will be active until 31 December 2014.
I think we will remember this contest for a while but we cannot wait until the
See you during the ARI DX contest on 3/4 May!
Filippo IZ1LBG (and all IQ1RY team)
Call: IZ3NVR Class: SO(A)AB QRP Total Score = 542,520
Great contest. Awesome conditions especially on 10m where I should have stayed
more time. Low bands were just a no-way here. Either the power or some bad
local noise and couldn't net much in there. 80m were completely helpless.
All of the QSOs were made in S&P, didn't even try to call CQ. Absolutely no
QSOs with Oceania, very few with Africa and the most coming from EU and NA. 15m
keep being my best band and netting the bigger QSO amount.
In the overall I am more than satisfied, managed to break the half-a-million
barrier in QRP for the first time and this really apprise me.
Hats off for NA1DX for his outstanding score, I have to admit that I was quite
comfortable with my score at the end of the contest but he really did a great
See you next contest hoping for great conditions and to be able to break this
500k barrier once again :)
Call: K0AE Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 13,396
Band QSOs Pts WPX
14 41 100 39
21 30 85 24
28 5 12 5
Total 76 197 68
Call: K0OO Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 52,535
Murphy was always in the shadows. Great fun and what a band.
Many thanks to my host W3RFC for the use of the station.
Everything was memorable including the weather here.
Lets see what will be around the corner. Thanks to all.
73 Pat K0OO.
Call: K0TT Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 1,652,400
Poor condx Friday and Saturday on 20m thru 10m, but 40m was in good shape.
Propagation was back to normal on the higher frequencies on Sunday, and I could
finally get some runs going. Only had a few hours operating time on Sunday, but
more than made up for the poor condx on the other days.
Call: K0VXU Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 610,720
Rig: IC-746PRO, TL-922A, TH6DXX
Very limited time for this one so I chose 15 meters, single band category.
Conditions were good as I was able to hear and work Europe and Southeast Asia
most of the time. Nearly half of the QSO's were from S&P for the biggest
part of my operating time. Running was done on the second day near the end of
the contest period.
Thanks to all who were patient with me in trying to be as accurate as possible
lest my score is reduced by 10% (my usual for CQWW tests).
Good to hear many contest friends participating in this one. Lots of activity.
The morning hours both days had high activity levels and the QRM stretched from
21.2 to 21.45 MHz. Afternoons and evenings saw the activity levels decrease but
they were full of multipliers.
This one is always fun and this year was no different. See you next year.
Russ - K0VXU
Call: K1DQV Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 814,350
Low power and wires is a real challange!!
Call: K1SD Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 685,893
73 James K1SD
Call: K2PS Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 101,612
10M dipole only
Call: K3JT Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 769,560
Call: K3MD Class: M/S HP Total Score = 5,649,150
Highest score in WPX of any kind from this station!
Call: K3NDM Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 200,613
A KX3 + KXPA 100 + Carolina Windom up 40'
Band QSOs Pts WPX
3.5 9 19 9
7 21 82 12
14 65 177 44
21 105 295 77
28 105 288 91
Total 305 861 233
Call: K4BAI Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 623,702
FT1000MP, Alpha 91b, 1.5 KW, zepp, inverted vee, dipole, tee vertical. Was
scheduled to operate on 20M at NQ4I M/M this weekend, but I came down with a
head cold and when I got to Rick's we decided it would be best if I didn't try
to operate there and probably give the cold to other operators. I felt pretty
rotten all weekend, and all contacts were S&P, a first for me. The coax
has come off my beam, so I used all wire antennas. Band conditions on all
bands seemed pretty good except that QRN was very high on 160M Friday night.
Thanks for all QSOs. Think this is the first time ever that my being sick kept
me from a full-time operation in a major contest. 73, John, K4BAI.
Call: K4TOJ Class: M/S LP Total Score = 4,332
Had fun while I participated. Used a TS-590S with Carolina Windom Compact 80 at
about 10M high.
Call: K5EWJ Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 796,930
My equipment was a TS-480 and SPE 1K-FA Amp, 3 element SteppIR with 40 dipole,
60 ft vertical wire for 80 with trap and extension for inverted L on 160.
Conditions could have been better as Saturday had light rain all day with not
enough to wash the insulators, just enough to wet the dirt and make noise.
Storms in the area on Friday night made the low bands very noisy and difficult.
No DX on 160, just a few contacts from the multi-multi operations. 80 was a
bit better, but not all that good. Not many station, but some good Europeans
on Sat/Sun period. I have seen more countries in the World Wide CW, but most
of the regular countries showed. I was glad to see A73A for my all mode DXCC
#335/322. This is a new high score for me, but it is harder to keep on
trucking during the wee hours.
Call: K6CSL Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 40,228
A new station record. The bands were fantastic. Great first event for my new
HyGain 12AVQ Vertical now residing in my back yard, just hidden behind the
It has been years since I've heard 10m in such good shape. I can't wait for CW,
since phone is hardly my forte. Bert, K6CSL
Call: K6DDJ Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 204,078
Great contest. The solar flare Saturday morning caused so wild conditions for a
while but then settle out. Was able to stay in the chair longer this contest
for some reason. Looking forward to the next contest.
Call: K6ELE Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 254,665
First serious attempt at contesting.Lots of fun. Got started and kept at it.
Learned a lot and hope to improve next year.
Call: K6GHA Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 1,213,855
It was feast or famine for this contest, which included a few power outages
(unexpected), scheduled events (expected), and some late discoveries(in band
openings). 10m was surprisingly good!
Highlights for me included Laos, Turkey, Kuwait, and Lebanon in the log. Left
contest time on the table, which I could have used... seemed like a lot of
folks were up there with some incredible scores. WOW conditions must have been
better than I was able to show in my count.
A good weekend followed by the IDXC in Visalia next weekend. Looking forward to
Call: K6JEB Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 133,929
OMG 10M!!!! What a blast! In between my nephew's birthday party, lawn chores,
and a perfect Sunday afternoon, I managed to do some S&P plus spotting. So
much great DX!!!
Call: K6MM Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP Total Score = 150,591
Just a few hours of fun. Outstanding conditions on 10M and 15M. 73, John, K6MM
Call: K6ND Class: M/S HP Total Score = 11,869,060
C31XR @ 17M on a HG54
2L40 @ 18.5M
80M wire Inverted-L 4-Square in trees
160M wire Inverted-L 4-Square in trees
EU & JA 800ft beverages
160 was very good D1 03Z !
Propagation was great until Saturday morning D1.
D2: Ran Europe on 20M from 03Z to 09Z, then it was off to 15M.
High band Propagation was better. 10 would vary from all Zone 14 and then
let a few UA9's and YB's thru.
Will, K6ND is very happy with the score !
Call: K6RIM Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 295,885
Very modest effort, due to getting ready to move to new QTH. Conditions were
Call: K6SCA Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 513,248
Somewhat limited operating time due to obligations, but had a blast and exceeded
Did even get to the low bands, 10 meters was wide open! Never knew where your
next call was going to come from.
Call: K6TUJ Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 41,151
Great fun on 10 & 15. Sun was cooperative.
Call: K7BVT Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 209,125
10 meters was great again. TS-940, LK500, TH7 at 40' and 40m dipole.
Call: K7EG Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 121,667
Not a favorite contest nor mode. 15M was the money band. Just piddled.
Call: K7JQ Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 10,332
No available time + no available amp (Acom A1000 on order) = token score.
Bands sounded great(at least 10 and 15 did for the time I was on), lots of DX,
but I was consistently stepped on with low power into the screwdriver antenna.
Hope propagation is this good for CW at the end of May.
73, Bob K7JQ
Call: K7MY Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 1,984
Token activity only.
Call: K7RB Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 725,580
Lots of new countries in my log this contest. Had a great time.
Call: K7WP Class: SO(A)SB10 LP Total Score = 24,960
FT1000MP/ Force12 6BA @ 45'/ Mosley CL33 @ 30'/ N1MM
A few points for the Arizona Outlaws with limited time. Thanks for the
John K7WP ..
Go AZ Outlaws...!
Call: K7ZO Class: SO(A)SB40(TS) HP Total Score = 35,828
Just playing around here and there. Always amazed at what my inverted V that is
20 feet up at its highest is able to work. Pretty much could work everyone I
heard with the exception of the Europeans.
Call: K7ZS Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 2,871,015
Who says you can't get enough of a good thing! We'll look back on this contest,
with the dominance of 10 meters, and lust for these kinds of conditions.
Now THAT was fun!
73 Kevin K7ZS
Call: K8BL Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP Total Score = 2,036,556
Great condx and great activity!!!! The high Bands were literally wall-to-wall!
Call: K8PGJ Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 1,133,348
Highest horizontal antenna was 25 feet.
Call: K9CT Class: M/M HP Total Score = 32,544,330
Wow...we had a blast in the is contest! The conditions were only fair in the
first 24 hours but improved the last 24 hours for us. Activity was very good
with many prefixes on the air.
Our team goal was to break the 1980 W9 record set by W9ZRX team. We had never
done a M/M from K9CT but decided that it was "rate" contest and that
we would be able to utilize our setup for that purpose in this contest. K9CT
contest is optimized for M/2 or M/1 operation.
The team was assembled right after my return from FT5ZM and it was exciting to
see that conditions have been very good. Each person expressed their excitement
for what could be done under the right conditions.
The contest started well but as usual the early hours were not as fast as we
would like. There had been some solar activity that absorbed most Asia signals
on the high bands and few JA were worked. EU was working each other on the
other bands so it was harder to run...so we went up and down each of the lower
bands trying to snag the QSOs. Both K3WA and
N7MB spelled the team during the night and chased down many QSOs on 40, 80 and
160. It was a pleasant surprise to have a good opening on 15m to EU in the
early morning hours.
Saturday morning we had hoped for rate on 20, 15 and 10 but the flare had
throttled back the time of the openings and intensity. 20 and 15 finally
allowed us to run but at less
rates than anticipated. 10 was a disappointment as we could only work S&P
on a SE path for most of the morning. By 1600Z we could finally call direct to
EU and hold a run frequency. We watched www.cqcontest.net as NQ4I was running
all morning and we could not match their QSO total or mults.
By 1300Z we had surpassed the old W9 record....and now what? Our M/2 record was
set in 2013 and embarked on beating our 13.5M points and 1307 mult records. Each
operator was having a blast running as we were not limited by band changes any
more...we were on three bands most of the time and would try to be on a fourth
if possible. The morning and
evening grey line periods were very good. We could have used 5 radios to catch
all of the action....(next time?) Anyhow, it did not take long for us to
overcome the M/2 W9 records. The team was getting word that the band conditions
were now improving as looked forward to better conditions. We quickly setup two
stackmatches in the shack to allow
operators to be in two different directions...need to figure out a better way
to handle this for next time.
The openings to JA, OC and AS were much better on the second night. Long
opening to JA on 10m with our best rates so far. Stations were cranking away on
20, 15 and 10 for many hours into the night. This was tough as we needed to get
more QSOs in the log on the low bands where the high QSO points were waiting.
40 was very good but 80 and 160 were
tough....lots of noise greeted us each night from spring storms across NA. This
is where a 5th radio setup would have been quite helpful. Maybe it was a
coincidence, but the rate was quite high after the operators each had a Bud
The team started early mentioning our other frequencies to callers and it was
accepted very well. Lots of stations moved to other bands...most of our 160
QSOs were moved there from 80 and 40 QSOs. We had several stations who were
#1,2 and 3...obviously they had as much fun as we did working them. Thanks to
all of the stations that did work us on many bands!
We also had several ham visitors during the weekend. Two were new contesters
and sat with our ops and listened to them operate. Both were encouraged to sit
at an open radio and operate....KC0TOT and KB9PPY made several QSOs....in fact
did a great job! KC0TOT and his wife, KD0EKA joined SMC during his stay.
Again N7MB and K3WA filled in on the second night so that our operators could
get some needed sleep. KC0TOT also filled a seat during the night and helped
out. Operators were anticipating good runs in the morning when they awoke. And
they were not disppointed....Sunday was a better day. 20 started early with 15m
close behind. 10m opened quickly and was there all day. Good LP openings to AS
and OC on 20m as well.
The team kept at it and watched as WX3B joined the online scoring on
cqcontest.net. Wow..all day horse race. NQ4I had a good lead on us but WX3B was
in our zone. It was back and forth all day....Jim's team got an early jump with
the east coast advantage to EU. But we pressed on not knowing that all of us
would surpass the USA mark set by KM3T team in 2000 and the prefix record of
K1LZ set in 2010.
Matt, KB9UWU was to leave with an hour early to make it to a band practice. No
way was he going to leave the chair! He kept pounding away...each operator was
pleading for mults and QSOs like mad! We watched the live scores like the
finish to many of the NCAA basketball games this weekend....back and forth with
WX3B. We held our collective breath as the clock ticked to the end. We resynched
and rescored the log and uploaded our final score....just squeaking by WX3B.
Just like a last second shot from half court swished through the net. Now to
find out how accurate we logged... :-)!
Thanks for all of the team members... K3WA, K9CT, K9QQ, K9ZO, KB9OWD, KB9PPY,
KB9UWU, KC0TOT, N7MB, WE9V for their comradery during the 48 hours. The food
and conversation were great.
Also, thanks and congratulations to the teams of NQ4I and WX3B for a fun
weekend! We truly enjoyed the competition.
73, Craig K9CT
Call: K9FY Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 3,424,065
Call: K9GY Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 102,300
Well Illinois is a little different than operating from Afghanistan, hah!
Work/Spot me in WPX CW as YN2GY
CQ CONTEST !
DAYTON '14 !
Call: K9NW Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 3,824,766
I'd had ideas for a single band 10 effort. Friday night teased with pretty
decent condx. Saturday morning proved otherwise so I went off DXing instead,
coming back later in the day. After an early quick burst of loud EU on 15m,
Sunday morning was much improved on 10 with prominent EU signals late into the
day. Good stuff!
Pretty wild when 50% of your QSOs are mults!
73, Mike K9NW
Call: KA4SFD Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 1,839,672
Call: KA6JLT Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 7,598
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NAME: Rob Walker
ADDRESS: 4800 KIETZKE LN
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ADDRESS: RENO, NV
EMAIL: ka6jlt at nvbell.net
Call: KA9MOM Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 29,149
Did not have as much time to operate this weekend. 10 meters was in great shape.
Call: KB0EO Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 672,192
Had limited time this weekend - set two goals: 500 QSOs and 500K points - pretty
easy to do that in a short time.
15 meters seemed to be the best band by far every time I got on. 10 meters
picked up on Sunday.
Had a nice 60 degree day, so went up the tower to straighten out some issues
with the antenna from our horrible winter.
Call: KB2HSH Class: SOSB10 QRP Total Score = 10,912
During the weekend, the propagation on 10m wasn't as good in my area as it has
been in the past few weeks. That being said, I was able to work the usual
"big gun" stations, and was even surprised by being able to work a
few African stations as well. Had to spend time with the kids and the new YL,
so I missed out on everything from about 2030Z Saturday to 1800Z on Sunday.
But, I still had a great time, as always. Rig is nothing special...just my
old-faithful HTX-10...connected to a PAR EF-10/20/40. 73 to all de
Call: KB3LIX Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 211,754
NOT a great effort on my part.
I took more time off than operate.
I'm losing interest in PHONE contests. To many
people with over-processed, DISTORTED audio for my taste.
It is no longer enjoyable.
Call: KC0DEB Class: SO(A)SB15 LP Total Score = 63,510
Band QSOs Pts WPX
21 150 438 145
Total 150 438 145
Call: KC4HW Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 409,700
Thanks for the QSOs.
WX conditions on Friday was not to good, but finally did break and had a chance
10m was excellent on Sunday morning and 15m was very good on Sunday evening.
Mostly running. It was good entertainment.
Call: KC9EOQ Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 153,510
Not quite 14 hours of search and pounce. It was lots of fun! Bands were great,
especially 10,15,and 20! I believe I did better than last year, but haven't
checked yet. Flex 3000, Heathkit SB-200, Cushcraft MA5B, and B5TV Vertical.
Call: KC9UJS Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 643,489
Sporadic off and on operation all weekend with logs of breaks for family time.
Call: KD0FW Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 1,848,960
I was able to get the little tribander up on the tower 4 hours before the
contest. It was a lot of fun to have a beam that was at 19 feet up and now is
at 59 feet. Next year will hope to have the pro 67 up on the tower. And next
year will do a little something with a 80 meter antenna.
Call: KD3TB Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 706,284
Excellent band conditions on the high bands. 10M open to Asia late in the
evening, working China and Thailand. Solar Flare on Saturday made
the band conditions interesting almost like hitting a wall. Poor openings on 40
Call: KD4D Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 24,844,248
Thanks again to John Evans, N3HBX, for letting us join him at the
"farm". WHAT FUN! We had more QSO's on 10 meters (and 15 meters)
than 40. 20 was open almost all night, so the 80 meter numbers are lower than
15 opened with a BANG Saturday morning with last 10 rates over 300! Sunday
afternoon, we had snow and rain static. 15 and 10 were great - we actually had
more QSO points on 15 than 40!
Band QSOs Pts WPX
3.5 267 742 43
7 1201 4478 456
14 1152 3044 345
21 1689 4581 388
28 1407 3919 250
Total 5716 16764 1482
Hourly rates below.
Hour 3 7 14 21 28 Total
0 70 84 154
1 46 37 13 8 104
2 97 16 49 162
3 3 75 40 118
4 46 85 3 134
5 4 55 31 90
6 30 63 20 113
7 6 59 72 137
8 40 72 112
9 32 28 60
10 24 32 22 78
11 44 155 199
12 4 129 41 174
13 144 99 243
14 86 169 255
15 42 142 184
16 60 106 166
17 66 51 117
18 4 48 47 99
19 34 59 93
20 24 79 8 111
21 2 30 69 10 111
22 24 61 5 90
23 13 81 31 125
0 63 51 114
1 17 69 8 2 96
2 7 43 22 72
3 17 37 13 6 73
4 62 59 121
5 51 50 101
6 23 54 77
7 50 65 115
8 19 62 81
9 26 37 63
10 7 18 60 2 87
11 8 88 42 138
12 104 111 215
13 49 86 135
14 37 73 110
15 19 9 103 131
16 46 73 119
17 29 88 117
18 34 36 70
19 7 19 39 65
20 30 15 63 108
21 30 59 15 104
22 20 61 21 102
23 30 41 71
266 1188 1152 1689 1419 5714
Call: KD9MS Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 450,120
I knew I just wanted to have fun in this one and just compete. 10 meters has
been awesome this past month so I decided to just work 10 especially since I
couldn't devote the time I wanted.
Band was great except for the power line noise when I turn the beam toward JA
in the evening. Propagation was good. I am glad that I slept in Sunday morning
and didn't get up at 5:30 because the band wasn't ready when I finally did get
up at 7am. By 7:30 it was going strong!
Best run was 106 in one hour and 56 and 52 in a couple of different half hours.
Lots of S&P but still not too bad for me.
Its fun to be a desired multiplier!
73, Craig KD9MS
Call: KG1E Class: SOAB QRP Total Score = 1,443,258
This week's exciting adventure began innocently enough with some late night
operating on various bands this past week.We were casually operating after work
at about 2am local time on 20 Mtrs. After we tried to QRT after each QSO there
were dozens of stations calling, so kept at it until almost 6am well past our
bedtime. Band conditions were excellent to Europe and Asia when the band should
usually be dead. Tried some more operating on 15 and 10 the next few days with
the same results. Most signal reports were mind boggling such as "30 to 40
Db over 9 Old Man". Tried low power and still got reports of "20 Db
over 9" and even QRP reports of "59 to 59 plus 10". This got us
thinking why not try QRP as we have operated in almost every other category
such as SOAB HP, SOAB LP, SOAB(A), and SO AB Trib/Wires. After checking out our
antennas and making some last minute changes we were ready to give it a try.Not
expecting much on the usually noisy 160, 80 and 40 Mtrs, we decided to
concentrate on 10, 15 and 20 and hope for the best. We started on 20 Mtrs and
found a "wall" of stations from Europe calling CQ and getting NO
REPLIES, so we just started calling and got through to all of them on first or
second call, reaching 28 in 34 minutes.
The next hour was beaming south on 10, 15 and 20 and back to EU on 20 for
another hour. Moved to 40 and 80 and picked up some locals and a handful of DX
with some "good ears", then back to 20 for some more EU until
1100Z to 1300Z were mostly on 15 Mtrs, with 10 not really opening here until
1300Z or so. Stayed on 10 until 1700Z and moved to 15 until 1900Z when we went
back to 10 which was still open at 2000Z when we went back to 15. The next few
hours were spent working stations to the south, not thinking to check for
Sunday 20 was already open when we woke up at 6am, then 15 and finally 10 was
already open at 1200Z so we thought "what the heck" and called CQ in
a clear spot and actually worked 25 stations in 10 minutes until we were
stepped on by
a European who asked if the freq was in use but could not hear us so took over
our freq. Oh well. The rest of the day was a slow process of sweeping the band
from 28.3 to 28.9 which of course took forever looking for new stations we had
not worked as yet. Conditions on ten were great and it was unbelievable that we
heard stations from Northern Europe that we NEVER hear (TF,OX,OH,LA,OZ) and they
were 30 Db over 9! including VU2RCT. Basically we were on 10 from 1200Z Sun
until 2100Z when we were still hearing EU on 10. Amazing. Asked a few people
what our true signal report was and received replies of from "S3 to 59
Plus 10".Swept 15 and 20 until 2230Z when we heard JA's blasting in on 10
and ended up working 30 JA's and 2 VK at the very end. Heard BY and HL but
could not break the pileups.Not much rare DX and only ZS9 and 2 Morocco from
We had a great time all weekend with a different experience from the usual of
running stations with High Power and thanks to all those with great ears that
heard our weak signals, and the many volunteers who support the WPX Contest.
Call: KG4IGC Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 100,992
Worked this contest off and on throughout the weekend. Had some issues with my
recently repaired loop antenna so had to spend some time trouble shooting.
Wound up cutting 20 feet off of the loop which helped with getting the antenna
to tune easier. 10 meters was wide open all weekend, but not as much Asia as I
expected despite reports from other contester's locally of working lots of
JA's. My best DX was actually on 20 meters, with UP2L in Kazakhstan who was a
solid 5x7 at 22:52 on Sunday.
Call: KG9Z Class: SOSB80 HP Total Score = 3,131
80M dipole at 20 feet. 400 watts. FT-1000MP MkV. Had fun.
Call: KK4DZP Class: SOSB20 HP Total Score = 103,680
Call: KK6P Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 2,342,200
What a great weekend operating at W6HD! I never really got the rate up where I
wanted it, but was fairly consistent throughout. John's tribander is at 50',
but there is a very steep dropoff to the East - good for DX, but I think that's
why I could never get a good domestic run going. EU, on the other hand, was
quite a treat.
I've only been contesting since 2009 and this is the first time my EU totals
have exceeded those from Asia. Working Northern Europe at 2300 local on 15m is
something I haven't experienced since I was a teenager in the late 70's.
All in all, I would have had more fun running high power, but LP was great
training for busting pileups and cultivating patience. Thanks again to John
and Jane for their generous hospitality and the use of their wonderful station.
I'm in the middle of building up my station again after moving back to CA and
hope to begin contesting in earnest again from home next year.
As always, thanks to all the casual contesters who came out and handed out Q's
and mults. I always try to encourage new hams when I get a call from a low
serial number guy on Sunday. They might take a little longer, but hopefully
the contesting community will continue to grow.
73, Paul / W7IV
Call: KK6ZM Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 1,052,100
Antenna: All band doublet (Inverted V) at 40ft in palm tree.
Tuner: Palstar AT2KD
Logger: N3FJP software
Location: San Diego (La Jolla), CA
Thanks for all the contacts and fellowship!
73 de KK6ZM
Call: KK7AC Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 1,022,976
In celebration of the Beatles 50th anniversary of landing in America, I
deliberately stopped at one of my most favorite Beatles songs, One After 909
(Anthology version, not Let It Be, as this version and recording is the most
correct and accurate depiction of the song as Lennon and McCartney performed it
in 1962). However, after I shut down the radio and thought about it some more,
if going by this logic alone, I should have stopped at 910 since that is the
real "one after 909", right? Or was one after 909 simply the next
train due and was, say perhaps, train #755?.....We may never no.
Call: KL7RA Class: M/M HP Total Score = 44,188,089
Well that was fun. Around the clock propagation on ten and fifteen makes
for extra excitement. We had all six bands on the air from 9pm local time to
past 3am. The serial numbers really slow you down and we had a few slow
hours on Sunday morning but the bands came back full blast for a good
ending. Lloyd, K5ZO and I did this contest for the first time multi-multi in
1978 and it was nice to have him here this year from Texas to operate with
the Kenai team and be part of this excellent score from Alaska. Special thanks
to the crew that put in the extra hours of butt clue these conditions
Next up W1AW/KL7 all bands/modes. 73 Rich KL7RA
Call: KN3A Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 102,120
Not a serious effort. Bands were less than stellar on Saturday. SSB contests
just aren't my favorite and the WPX SSB is no exception. This afternoon the JAs
were S9 on 10 meters, about the loudest I've ever heard them. This contest gave
me more time to get familiar with the SSB settings on the new rig. I also found
out on Saturday morning that my 40 meter inverted V was down, thanks to high
winds and most likely the ice storm back in January. If we ever get warmer
weather and no rain (or snow) I will get another one up in the trees.
Kenwood TS 590S
Inverted L antennas
Call: KO3T Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 572,643
Less hours than usual, but some good openings and a lot of fun
Call: KP4BD Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 3,495,072
sALUDOS A MIS AMIGOS, LOS CONTESTER.
Call: KP4EU Class: SOSB20 LP Total Score = 3,182
CONGRATULATION TO MY FRIEND WP3A / EF8U. 3,573,570 POINTS FROM CANARY ISLANDS.
PRARL = #1. 73. ANGELO-KP4EU.
Call: KP4LE Class: SOSB10(R) LP Total Score = 60,620
My First Contest ever. Had Fun.
Call: KP4ROS Class: SOSB10(TS) LP Total Score = 1,401,765
Total Contacts by Country:
Country Total %
------- ----- ---
USA 391 40
Federal Republic of Germany 65 7
Brazil 53 5
Italy 49 5
Canada 34 3
Spain 30 3
Netherlands 25 3
Poland 24 2
Argentina 20 2
Japan 20 2
Puerto Rico 13 1
Belgium 12 1
European Russia 12 1
Finland 12 1
France 12 1
Ukraine 11 1
Czech Republic 10 1
Sweden 10 1
Chile 9 1
England 8 1
Romania 8 1
Slovak Republic 8 1
Australia 7 1
Croatia 7 1
Asiatic Russia 6 1
Bulgaria 6 1
Canary Is. 6 1
Slovenia 6 1
Denmark 5 1
Hungary 5 1
Ireland 5 1
Latvia 5 1
New Zealand 5 1
Norway 5 1
Paraguay 5 1
Portugal 5 1
Greece 4 0
Kaliningrad 4 0
Lithuania 4 0
Serbia 4 0
Uruguay 4 0
Aland Is. 2 0
Austria 2 0
Belarus 2 0
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2 0
Colombia 2 0
Cyprus 2 0
Estonia 2 0
Kazakhstan 2 0
Morocco 2 0
Northern Ireland 2 0
Scotland 2 0
Switzerland 2 0
Venezuela 2 0
Auckland & Campbell Is. 1 0
Ceuta & Melilla 1 0
Costa Rica 1 0
Ecuador 1 0
El Salvador 1 0
Greenland 1 0
Guernsey 1 0
Indonesia 1 0
Macedonia 1 0
Madeira Is. 1 0
Monaco 1 0
Puertorico 1 0
Qatar 1 0
Republic of Korea 1 0
Samoa 1 0
Singapore 1 0
South Africa 1 0
US Virgin Is. 1 0
Wales 1 0
Total Contacts by Continent:
Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
NA 442 45
EU 381 39
SA 97 10
AS 33 3
OC 15 2
AF 11 1
3A0 5P5 5W1 9A1 9A3 9A5 9A7 9A73 9A9 A73 AA2 AA7 AA8 AB1 AB2 AB3
AB4 AB8 AC3 AC8 AD3 AF4 AG0 AJ7 AK1 AK4 AY2 C4 CA3 CE2 CE3 CE6
CE7 CN2 CN4 CQ7 CR3 CR6 CT1 CV3 CW5 CX1 CX2 DA0 DA2 DB1 DB8 DC3
DDL1 DF0 DF1 DF2 DF4 DF5 DF7 DH0 DH2 DJ0 DJ1 DJ2 DJ8 DK1 DK2 DK4
DK6 DK7 DL0 DL1 DL2 DL3 DL4 DL5 DL6 DL7 DL9 DM0 DM1 DM8 DM9 DO1
DO3 DO5 DP7 DQ8 DR1 DR7 DR8 E77 E78 EA1 EA3 EA4 EA5 EA7 EA8 EB5
EC7 ED1 ED4 ED7 ED9 EE1 EE3 EE5 EF1 EF2 EF7 EF8 EI0 EI4 EI6 EI7
EI9 ES7 ES9 EU1 EV1 F4 F5 F6 FE5 G0 G3 G4 G8 GA4 GI4 GM4 HA0
HA1 HB9 HC2 HF1 HG1 HG8 HJ4 HK1 HL8 I0 I1 I4 I5 IB9 IK0 IK1 IK2
IK3 IK7 IK8 IN3 IQ0 IR4 IR5 IR6 IR9 IT9 IU2 IU3 IU9 IW1 IW4 IW5
IW7 IY1 IZ0 IZ1 IZ2 IZ3 IZ4 IZ5 IZ7 IZ8 JA0 JA3 JA6 JA7 JA8 JE1
JE3 JF9 JH1 JH2 JH5 JH7 JH8 JO1 JO3 K0 K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8
K9 KA0 KA1 KA3 KA4 KA8 KB1 KB2 KB3 KB4 KB7 KC1 KC2 KC4 KC5 KC8
KC9 KD2 KD3 KD4 KD6 KD8 KE4 KE5 KE8 KE9 KF2 KF5 KG1 KG4 KI7 KJ4
KK4 KK9 KM4 KN2 KN3 KO2 KO3 KO7 KO9 KP2 KP4 KQ2 KR4 KR8 KS1 KS2
KS7 KT4 KU4 KV2 KV4 KW4 KW7 KZ1 L47 LA3 LA8 LI5 LI7 LM1814 LO7
LP1 LQ5 LR5 LT1 LT7 LU1 LU3 LU4 LU5 LU7 LW6 LY1 LY2 LY4 LZ1
LZ136 LZ2 LZ4 LZ5 LZ9 M0 MI0 MU0 MW0 N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 N7 N8
N9 NA1 NA8 NB1 NB4 NC4 NC6 ND8 NE1 NE3 NE5 NF4 NJ1 NK3 NK4 NK8
NM1 NN3 NN6 NO6 NP4 NQ3 NQ4 NQ6 NS4 NT3 NT4 NV1 NV9 NX2 NX6 NX7
NY4 NY6 NZ3 OE2 OE3 OG0 OG73 OH0 OH2 OH4 OH6 OH7 OH9 OK1 OK2 OK4
OK6 OK7 OL5 OL9 OM3 OM4 OM6 OM7 ON3 ON4 ON6 ON7 ON9 OQ4 OR1 OT1
OT5 OX5 OZ1 OZ7 OZ8 P33 PA0 PA2 PA3 PA5 PA6 PC73 PD0 PD1 PD2 PD4
PD7 PE1 PG2 PG6 PI4 PO2 PP1 PP3 PP5 PP6 PP7 PQ5 PR5 PS2 PU1 PU2
PU3 PU4 PU5 PU8 PV2 PX5 PY1 PY2 PY3 PY4 PY5 PY8 R7 RA22 RA4 RD4
RK9 RL9 RU3 RU5 RV4 RW7 RY6 RZ1 S5 S50 S51 S56 S61 SA6 SC6 SJ2
SK0 SK3 SK5 SM1 SM2 SM5 SN2 SN7 SN8 SO9 SP1 SP3 SP4 SP6 SP8 SP9
SQ1 SQ2 SQ3 SQ5 SQ8 SV1 SV2 SV3 TI5 TM0 TM6 TM72 UA3 UA4 UA9 UI2
UP0 UP2 UR3 UR5 US5 UT7 UW1 UX4 UX7 UY8 UZ2 VA2 VA3 VC6 VC7 VE1
VE2 VE3 VE5 VE7 VE8 VE9 VK2 VK3 VK4 VK5 VK6 VO1 W0 W1 W2 W3 W4
W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 WA0 WA1 WA2 WA3 WA4 WA6 WA9 WB0 WB2 WB3 WB4 WC3
WC8 WD3 WD5 WF4 WG3 WJ2 WK7 WM4 WN2 WN3 WOH1 WP3 WP4 WQ2 WS2 WS7
WS8 WV1 WV4 WW2 WW3 WX1 WX3 WX4 WX8 WZ4 WZ7 XQ3 YL1 YL2 YL2014
YL3 YL4 YO3 YO4 YO8 YO9 YP6 YP8 YQ6 YS1 YT0 YT5 YT7 YU5 YV4 YV6
Z33 ZL1 ZL2 ZL4 ZM1 ZM9 ZP5 ZP6 ZP8 ZP9 ZR9 ZV2 ZX2 ZY2 ZZ2 ZZ3
Call: KP4RV Class: SOSB15 LP Total Score = 1,828,690
Excellent Contest and Good propagation.
Call: KQ6P Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 603,172
Enjoyed the contest and was glad that the 5.1 earthquake here in L.A.didn't
spoil the fun.73
Call: KQ7W Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 7,200,541
Thanks to Chuck, Karen, Foster and Riley for letting me come up and crash the
weekend, had a really great time as always !
Great Condx, 10 was awesome !
- 3 and TS850
- 3el Steppir and phased slopers for the low bands
Thanks for the Q's !
Call: KR4F Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 49,300
Just handing out a few KR4's.
Call: KS2G Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP Total Score = 657,932
Once again, 10-meters was so active it was hardly worthwhile to go down to the
Call: KS4L Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 20,160
Elecraft K3/100; 44' vert. dipole, 80m inv. vee. Thanks for the Q's!
Call: KS7AA Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 3,298,472
Broke the 13 year old record:
Single Operator Assisted - High
High 10M K2XR (VE3XAP) 2000 2,339,964 684
K3 + Emtron Amp
6/6/6/6 on 125' Monopole
Call: KS9K Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 2,876,160
CQ-WPX-SSB SUMMARY SHEET
START DATE: 29-03-14
CALLSIGN USED: KS9K
CLUB: Society of Midwest Contesters
NAME: Terry Zivney
ADDRESS: 8843 W County Road 950 N
EMAIL: N4TZ at ARRL.NET
OPERATING TIME: 36:03:07
CQ COUNTER: 2536
RUN/SEARCH: 491/959 Qs
UNIQUE CALLSIGNS: 1105
SOFTWARE: TR4W v.4.246 http://www.tr4w.com
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Prefixes
160SSB 20 20 29 12
80SSB 42 42 138 14
40SSB 151 151 510 81
20SSB 273 272 716 165
15SSB 373 373 942 193
10SSB 591 586 1505 284
Totals 1450 1444 3840 749
Final Score = 2876160 points.
2014 CQ-WPX-SSB KS9K
160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 17 22 72 42 75 113 341
Canada calls = 3 3 14 7 11 10 48
NA calls = 0 0 5 9 16 17 47
SA calls = 0 0 6 11 28 27 72
Euro calls = 0 12 48 168 203 399 830
African calls = 0 5 3 8 8 13 37
Asian calls = 0 0 2 12 9 6 29
Japan calls = 0 0 0 5 21 3 29
Ocean calls = 0 0 1 11 1 3 16
Unknown calls = 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total calls = 20 42 151 273 373 591 1450
Unknowns on 15 = RI1ANC
Was hoping for better results here, since this contet was
four weeks after the ARRL Phone Contest. Spent some of the
time after that contest addressing some of the antenna
issues I had then. I removed one of the 160m wires, freeing
the top 10/15 to turn a far as JA this time. The prop pitch
was frozen when I got up Sunday morning, but 30 minutes with
the heater freed it up for the rest of the contest.
The big issue this time around was QRN. In the ARRL contest
most of the 744 Europeans I worked on 10m were S0 to S3.
On Saturday, the QRN on 10m was a steady S3 hiss in the
direction of EU. Sunday, there was a constant S7 hash QRN
on 10m. 15 & 20 didn't have that problem, but was unable to
find a spot in among all the giant fixed stations.
Did quite a bit better than the past few years, but barely
beat my 2002 score, and that was due to the growth in multipliers
avaiable, since I had fewer QSOs. Was surprised in how few VEs
Spent part of my offtimes answering email questions about
Looks like a lot of people had a lot of fun.
Wonder what the CW weekend in May has in store?
Call: KT4ZB Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP Total Score = 3,267,656
It doesn't get any better than this!
All my WPX records were obliterated �" WOW - At first I thought, I'm
starting to get the hang of this contesting thing. But soon realized that
propagation is the controlling factor vs. my operating skills. The only real
goal I had made was to improve running at low power in this contest and
increasing the number of prefixes. That goal was achieved by making over 400
Q's during some amazing runs to Europe and Asia. The runs harvested many new
prefixes including ones from Qatar, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Japan and
India. My previous best prefix total was 655, so the new total of 826 was over
the top. In summary, the runs resulted in more contacts (1557 vs 1229) and my
first score over 3M in any contest.
Another indicator of how good the conditions were, is that the station felt
strong much of the time. I was able to break many of the pile-ups, both to
Asia and Europe, and received many comments of a booming signal. The DX was
very good with Gabon, Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, China (10 contacts), India,
Israel, Indonesia, Saudi, Turkey, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kiribati some
nifty UA's and UN's and working 68 JA's from Southeast Georgia adding to the
fun of low power contesting. Missed the T88, JT and several others. 20m
Saturday night was amazing.
WPX is probably my favorite contest and the score is a best for this station.
Thanks to everyone for hearing me and working to get my exchange. Lots of QRM
on 15m and 20m, so I know there will be busted contacts. Also, thanks to CQ
and the contest committee for all their work.
Best �" Jere
FT 1000-MP MK-V Field, TH6-DXX, dipoles in the trees and N1MM.
Call: KT5J Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 10,877,280
That was fun.
Nice to finally have 10 meters working well again.
I have been very busy with non radio things and it was nice to get to
play radio for a change. I was not very rested so my off-times were
mostly driven by the need for sleep. My only real goal other than having
fun was to try to maximize the QSO total. Thanks for the contacts.
Contest Dates : 29-Mar-14, 30-Mar-14
Callsign Used : KT5J
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Prefixes
40SSB 437 435 1176 85
20SSB 470 469 901 115
15SSB 1284 1273 2603 383
10SSB 1795 1755 4092 657
Totals 3986 3932 8772 1240
Final Score = 10877280 points.
2x Elecraft K3 radios (tnx k5ot)
2x AL-1500 amps
160 - 1/4 wave sloping verticals sloped east and west
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long
80 - Half wave sloping dipoles - sloped NE, NW from 120'.
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long
40 - 4 element yagi at 120' fixed @ 20 degrees
- Cushcraft 40-2CD at 87'
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long
20 - 6 element yagi at 80' fixed NE
- 6 element yagi at 80'
- 6 element yagi 40' fixed NW
- 4 element yagi 60' fixed SE
15 - 6 element yagi at 70'
- 6 element yagi at 35' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 50' fixed SE
10 - 6 element yagi at 60'
- 6 element yagi at 30' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 40' fixed SE
160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 0 0 272 230 568 539 1609
VE calls = 0 0 28 38 64 78 208
N.A. calls = 0 0 9 8 16 17 50
S.A. calls = 0 0 7 9 27 42 85
Euro calls = 0 0 32 146 421 794 1393
Afrc calls = 0 0 2 3 10 15 30
Asia calls = 0 0 4 17 61 33 115
JA calls = 0 0 55 15 96 198 364
Ocen calls = 0 0 24 3 8 37 72
HR 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOTAL SCORE
-- ------- -------- -------- -------- -------- ------ --------- -----
0 --- --- 11/7 47/27 144/101 202/135 202/135 0.04M
1 --- --- --- 155/68 17/8 172/76 374/211 0.13M
2 --- --- 26/10 80/32 20/12 126/54 500/265 0.22M
3 --- --- 20/9 62/28 9/7 91/44 591/309 0.32M
4 --- 41/11 23/7 --- --- 64/18 655/327 0.37M
5 --- --- --- --- --- --- 655/327 0.37M
6 --- --- --- --- --- --- 655/327 0.37M
7 --- 1/1 18/7 --- --- 19/8 674/335 0.39M
8 --- 50/21 14/6 --- --- 64/27 738/362 0.48M
9 --- --- --- --- --- --- 738/362 0.48M
10 --- --- --- --- --- --- 738/362 0.48M
11 --- --- 9/3 --- --- 9/3 747/365 0.49M
12 --- --- --- --- --- --- 747/365 0.49M
13 --- --- --- 7/4 98/69 105/73 852/438 0.71M
14 --- --- --- --- 161/103 161/103 1013/541 1.11M
15 --- --- --- 13/5 97/60 110/65 1123/606 1.42M
16 --- --- --- 6/2 103/37 109/39 1232/645 1.68M
17 --- --- --- --- 127/23 127/23 1359/668 1.86M
18 --- --- --- 7/4 81/17 88/21 1447/689 2.02M
19 --- --- --- 117/38 21/9 138/47 1585/736 2.37M
20 --- --- --- 123/33 7/6 130/39 1715/775 2.71M
21 --- --- 5/1 53/12 23/4 81/17 1796/792 2.89M
22 --- --- --- --- 97/17 97/17 1893/809 3.13M
23 --- --- --- 1/0 105/19 106/19 1999/828 3.39M
0 --- --- --- 33/9 59/10 92/19 2091/847 3.63M
1 --- 38/7 --- 33/10 3/2 74/19 2165/866 3.86M
2 --- --- 3/0 35/6 58/14 96/20 2261/886 4.16M
3 --- --- 123/30 --- --- 123/30 2384/916 4.56M
4 --- 80/10 3/1 --- --- 83/11 2467/927 4.79M
5 --- 63/10 18/6 --- --- 81/16 2548/943 5.03M
6 --- --- 24/4 --- --- 24/4 2572/947 5.10M
7 --- --- --- --- --- --- 2572/947 5.10M
8 --- --- --- --- --- --- 2572/947 5.10M
9 --- 3/1 --- --- --- 3/1 2575/948 5.12M
10 --- 81/14 --- --- --- 81/14 2656/962 5.47M
11 --- 78/10 --- --- --- 78/10 2734/972 5.80M
12 --- --- --- 1/0 --- 1/0 2735/972 5.80M
13 --- --- --- 103/32 --- 103/32 2838/1004 6.28M
14 --- --- --- 31/10 83/24 114/34 2952/1038 6.82M
15 --- --- --- --- 161/52 161/52 3113/1090 7.65M
16 --- --- --- --- 116/23 116/23 3229/1113 8.15M
17 --- --- --- 3/1 79/17 82/18 3311/1131 8.52M
18 --- --- --- 46/12 58/12 104/24 3415/1155 8.99M
19 --- --- 10/2 84/18 3/1 97/21 3512/1176 9.39M
20 --- --- --- 71/10 21/8 92/18 3604/1194 9.78M
21 --- --- 2/0 117/15 3/1 122/16 3726/1210 10.17M
22 --- --- 40/4 42/6 1/1 83/11 3809/1221 10.42M
23 --- --- 120/18 3/1 --- 123/19 3932/1240 10.88M
D1 0/0 92/33 126/50 671/253 1110/492 1999/828
D2 0/0 343/52 343/65 602/130 645/165 1933/412
TO 0/0 435/85 469/115 1273/383 1755/657 3932/1240
Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH SSB
-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
0000 0 0 0 11 47 144 202 202 5.1
0100 0 0 0 0 155 17 172 374 9.5
0200 0 0 0 26 80 20 126 500 12.7
0300 0 0 0 20 62 9 91 591 15.0
0400 0 0 41 23 0 0 64 655 16.7
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 655 16.7
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 655 16.7
0700 0 0 1 18 0 0 19 674 17.1
0800 0 0 50 14 0 0 64 738 18.8
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 738 18.8
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 738 18.8
1100 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 747 19.0
1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 747 19.0
1300 0 0 0 0 7 98 105 852 21.7
1400 0 0 0 0 0 161 161 1013 25.8
1500 0 0 0 0 13 97 110 1123 28.6
1600 0 0 0 0 6 103 109 1232 31.3
1700 0 0 0 0 0 127 127 1359 34.6
1800 0 0 0 0 7 81 88 1447 36.8
1900 0 0 0 0 117 21 138 1585 40.3
2000 0 0 0 0 123 7 130 1715 43.6
2100 0 0 0 5 53 23 81 1796 45.7
2200 0 0 0 0 0 97 97 1893 48.1
2300 0 0 0 0 1 105 106 1999 50.8
0000 0 0 0 0 33 59 92 2091 53.2
0100 0 0 38 0 33 3 74 2165 55.1
0200 0 0 0 3 35 58 96 2261 57.5
0300 0 0 0 123 0 0 123 2384 60.6
0400 0 0 80 3 0 0 83 2467 62.7
0500 0 0 63 18 0 0 81 2548 64.8
0600 0 0 0 24 0 0 24 2572 65.4
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2572 65.4
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2572 65.4
0900 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 2575 65.5
1000 0 0 81 0 0 0 81 2656 67.5
1100 0 0 78 0 0 0 78 2734 69.5
1200 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2735 69.6
1300 0 0 0 0 103 0 103 2838 72.2
1400 0 0 0 0 31 83 114 2952 75.1
1500 0 0 0 0 0 161 161 3113 79.2
1600 0 0 0 0 0 116 116 3229 82.1
1700 0 0 0 0 3 79 82 3311 84.2
1800 0 0 0 0 46 58 104 3415 86.9
1900 0 0 0 10 84 3 97 3512 89.3
2000 0 0 0 0 71 21 92 3604 91.7
2100 0 0 0 2 117 3 122 3726 94.8
2200 0 0 0 40 42 1 83 3809 96.9
2300 0 0 0 120 3 0 123 3932 100.0
Total 0 0 435 469 1273 1755 3932
Gross QSOs=3986 Dupes=54 Net QSOs=3932
Unique callsigns worked = 3151
The best 60 minute rate was 204/hour from 0001 to 0100
The best 30 minute rate was 252/hour from 0001 to 0030
The best 10 minute rate was 306/hour from 0002 to 0011
The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 9 times.
5 QSOs/minute 43 times.
4 QSOs/minute 146 times.
3 QSOs/minute 388 times.
2 QSOs/minute 633 times.
1 QSOs/minute 649 times.
There were 230 bandchanges and 91 (2.3%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.
Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
1 bands 2540
2 bands 466
3 bands 120
4 bands 25
5 bands 0
6 bands 0
------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
QSOs 0 0 219 230 788 1303
Call: KT6V Class: M/M HP Total Score = 6,615,555
We used both ISO (In Shack Operators) and ROs (Remote Operators) for this
limited effort. All Operators PVRC members.
Call: KT7E Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 133,760
Family duties, health really shortened the time in the chair. Darn I've never
been able to work Eurasia like this before. Just wish I had more time. 15M was
Call: KU2M Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 8,248,536
Great conditions overall, and with the rain all weekend and mild temperatures,
the incessant line noise that plagues my NNJ QTH was knocked down a bit,
allowing me to hear a little better.
The solar event on Saturday afternoon was quite eerie - watching my panadapter
display go flatline within minutes after being filled up with big signals
across the band reminded me of the great NYC blackout of '77. I thought
"that was it" for the rest of the weekend, but to my relief, the band
came back, and was stronger than ever. On Saturday night, the JA opening faded
out at the usual time, but then came back, and was better. For a while, there
seemed to be a bottomless sea of JAs, albeit weak ones that I had to dig out of
the noise. It then occurred to me that a form of Hell that Dante missed was to
be tied to a radio, working weak JAs for eternity - through line noise. I'm not
complaining about the opening, which made me long for the heady days of the 80s
when the JAs were more plentiful - I just wish my radio had a better noise
Call: KU7T Class: M/S HP Total Score = 1,300,792
First team effort with my kids. Possibly youngest contest crew of the contest?
Call: KV0Q Class: SOSB10 QRP Total Score = 516,120
Although the conditions were disturbed over the week end when the band opened up
the signals were extremely strong. Many Europeans were S9 plus 30/40 dbs and
the band was opened world wide.
It is absolutely amazing to me how many contacts can be made in a contest with
just 5 watts into an efficient antenna system (3 stacked 8 element mono band
Thanks to everyone who pulled me out of the QRM and provided me a contact.
Call: KV2M Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 16,514,953
WOW HAD A GREAT TIME
Call: KV4QS/8 Class: SOSB40(R) LP Total Score = 232,892
K3 / N1MM / 40m OCF dipole . Operated /8 from Ohio County, WV. My goal was
200K points, 500Qs and at least 220 WPX . . . . done, done and done. Unless I
blow up my score in log checking, I believe I've exceeded the W8 SOLP40,
non-assisted record. The last 60Qs were very tough, mainly because I elected to
stop early Saturday night. I blame the cold weather: the hamshack isn't heated,
it was snowing, I've been in Miami all winter, and I just couldn't take the cold
anymore. Definitely will add a wood burning stove this fall. Many thanks for
the Qs, and many, many thanks for the nice rag chews during the slow periods on
Sunday afternoon. 73 KV4QS
Call: KW7XX Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 5,502,810
Fantastic band conditions. It was nice to see 10 meters open to EU for a good
part of both days. 15 meters was open to EU almost constantly. Even though I
had very little success on 20 meters, that band never closed. Had great runs to
Asia both days and one nice run to EU on 15 meters Sunday afternoon. The Europe
run is pretty uncommon from the Pacific Northwest...(The RF Black Hole of the
USA). 40 meters was great for running Asia both mornings. Also had a handful of
EU stations there Saturday night. I didn't even bother with 80 meters this
Power line noise continues to be an issue at my QTH. I hope a second visit form
the utilities company can be more help than the first visit. With that said
thanks to all who had the patience to give me fills. I'm sorry to those who I
had to cut loose after multiple tries.
* All time personal best score for WPX
* Even QSO count between Europe and Asia
* Avg of 2.5 pts per QSO was a personal best
* My highest ever WPX count (930)
Thanks to all the weekend warriors who enjoy handing out Q's even tough they
are not contesters themselves. There were many " You're 59 00?"
replies on Sunday. These folks really helped the Q-Count.
Hope to meet some familiar calls later this week at Visalia!!
My Little Gun Station:
Yaesu FTdx 5000
Steppir DB18 at 55ft (2L 40m - 3L 20 thru 10)
80m Vee at 70ft
N1MM logging Software
Call: KY7L Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 12,351
Rotator out with beams pointed east. Coax's to both beams appear to be full of
water after a very very wet winter (yeah, knew they needed replacement, got
lazy). FT-990 to ATR-30 and 80M inverted V patterned south does not work
well!!! Was not fun so cleaned up part of the garage and wept.
Call: KZ1M Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 405,144
Chasing prefixes- Could not get a LP run going. Fun
Band QSOs Pts WPX
7 45 201 37
14 78 222 66
21 118 312 76
28 193 489 152
Total 434 1224 331
Call: KZ1W Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 3,276,390
4L steppIR; 40m Moxon beam, no assist
Band QSOs Pts WPX
7 175 724 83
14 190 521 133
21 888 2022 502
28 363 763 95
Total 1616 4030 813
Submitted Score: 3,276,390
Call: KZ5MM Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 6,889,406
Amazing conditions. I have always said that you can tell when 10 is in great
shape because Europe and Asia will overlap. That happened both evenings, but
on Friday evening EU was still coming through about 4 hours after the first
Many rare ones like 3B8, 3V, UN, UK
Usually something goes wrong such as an equipment, computer or antenna system,
but not this time. Sometimes I feel my antennas are too high or too low etc.,
but not this time. Thank goodness for the Alpha. It just kept on ticking.
When I made big frequency excursions, I would try to re-tune it, but it was
never necessary. Just set it and forget it. As a friend of mine would say:
"It's too good."
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %
NA 0 0 0 0 0 947 947 35.1
AS 0 0 0 0 0 377 377 14.0
SA 0 0 0 0 0 139 139 5.2
OC 0 0 0 0 0 137 137 5.1
AF 0 0 0 0 0 32 32 1.2
EU 0 0 0 0 0 1062 1062 39.3
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total
3B8 1 1
3V 1 1
4J 1 1
4L 1 1
4X 3 3
5B 2 2
5H 1 1
5W 1 1
8P 1 1
9A 20 20
9G 1 1
9M2 1 1
9M6 4 4
A6 2 2
BV 3 3
BY 21 21
C9 1 1
CE 8 8
CM 2 2
CN 2 2
CT 16 16
CT3 4 4
CX 4 4
D2 1 1
D4 1 1
DL 164 164
DU 2 2
E5/s 1 1
E7 7 7
EA 48 48
EA6 3 3
EA8 12 12
EI 14 14
ER 2 2
ES 4 4
EU 3 3
F 42 42
FY 1 1
G 73 73
GI 6 6
GM 15 15
GU 1 1
GW 5 5
HA 18 18
HB 14 14
HB0 1 1
HC 1 1
HK 7 7
HL 10 10
HS 2 2
HZ 1 1
I 121 121
IS 3 3
IT9 10 10
JA 307 307
JW 1 1
K 802 802
KH6 13 13
KL 11 11
KP2 3 3
KP4 12 12
LA 8 8
LU 24 24
LX 1 1
LY 9 9
LZ 19 19
OA 1 1
OE 18 18
OH 15 15
OK 34 34
OM 18 18
ON 27 27
OZ 5 5
P4 2 2
PA 45 45
PJ2 1 1
PJ5 1 1
PY 83 83
S5 24 24
SM 18 18
SP 37 37
SV 9 9
SV9 1 1
T32 2 2
T7 1 1
TA 2 2
TA1 2 2
TF 1 1
TI 1 1
TK 3 3
UA 66 66
UA2 2 2
UA9 16 16
UK 1 1
UN 1 1
UR 54 54
VE 112 112
VK 75 75
VP2E 1 1
VR 1 1
VU 2 2
XE 1 1
YB 12 12
YL 3 3
YO 39 39
YU 8 8
YV 3 3
Z3 3 3
Z6 1 1
ZL 27 27
ZP 4 4
ZS 7 7
QSO/Pref by hour and band
Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm
D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 179/118 179/118 179/118
D1-0100Z - - - - - 122/55 122/55 301/173
D1-0200Z - - - - - 83/26 83/26 384/199
D1-0300Z - - - - - 39/21 39/21 423/220
D1-0400Z - - - - - 7/2 7/2 430/222
D1-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 430/222
D1-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 430/222
D1-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 430/222
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 430/222
D1-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 430/222
D1-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 430/222
D1-1100Z - - - - - 3/1 3/1 433/223
D1-1200Z - - - - - 105/85 105/85 538/308
D1-1300Z - - - - - 115/76 115/76 653/384
D1-1400Z - - - - - 121/69 121/69 774/453
D1-1500Z - - - - - 112/57 112/57 886/510
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 87/47 87/47 973/557
D1-1700Z - - - - - 63/18 63/18 1036/575
D1-1800Z - - - - - 79/29 79/29 1115/604
D1-1900Z - - - - - 77/30 77/30 1192/634
D1-2000Z - - - - - 98/42 98/42 1290/676
D1-2100Z - - - - - 81/21 81/21 1371/697
D1-2200Z - - - - - 110/33 110/33 1481/730
D1-2300Z - - - - - 122/35 122/35 1603/765
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 97/23 97/23 1700/788
D2-0100Z - - - - - 77/20 77/20 1777/808
D2-0200Z - - - - - 46/14 46/14 1823/822
D2-0300Z - - - - - 2/0 2/0 1825/822
D2-0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 1825/822
D2-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 1825/822
D2-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 1825/822
D2-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 1825/822
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1825/822
D2-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 1825/822
D2-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 1825/822
D2-1100Z - - - - - - 0/0 1825/822
D2-1200Z - - - - - 57/24 57/24 1882/846
D2-1300Z - - - - - 104/43 104/43 1986/889
D2-1400Z - - - - - 124/52 124/52 2110/941
D2-1500Z - - - - - 75/25 75/25 2185/966
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 75/21 75/21 2260/987
D2-1700Z - - - - - 74/13 74/13 2334/1000
D2-1800Z - - - - - 82/26 82/26 2416/1026
D2-1900Z - - - - - 66/17 66/17 2482/1043
D2-2000Z - - - - - 61/16 61/16 2543/1059
D2-2100Z - - - - - 44/8 44/8 2587/1067
D2-2200Z - - - - - 49/6 49/6 2636/1073
D2-2300Z - - - - - 63/14 63/14 2699/1087
Total: 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2699/1087
Call: LA3S Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 1,418,680
I was not ready for SOAB this year, and the low-band antennas are down at LA3S,
so the obvious entry would be SO10. This, in combination with very good
conditions recently on the high frequencies, made the choice easy.
I normally prefer CW, and operate SSB LP in contests so seldomly that I forget
how frustrating it is to have no attention. In a contest where
"everybody" represent a mult, the only way to be noticed is a strong
signal. That is not easy with 100w and 3el. How I missed the rbn! The operation
was 80% S&P, with only a few runs during the final opening to NA on Sunday.
My goal was to beat the old national record at 423k. By the end of day 1 I was
about half, but the openings to JA and NA were not very productive, so I was
anxious about the conditions in day 2. It opened quite early with a much better
opening to JA, and also NA came in with better signals than the day before. At
sunset I realized that I had a good signal in NA, and could benefit from the
fact that most of the other EU stations either had the band closed, or had
moved to a lower band. So the last 3-4 hours were the most enjoyable. I have
seldomly increased the rate towards the end of a contest, but thanks to some
spotters, I could add about 400k to the score.
I look forward to the CW leg, it will probably be SO10. Long live the
sun-spots, this is fun!
Call: LI3HQ Class: SOSB40(TS) LP Total Score = 461,568
It is critical and disappointing to observe that a number of EU stations are
making QSOs with NA outside the band (7100 - 7200). Hope CQ will take action
according to Rules XIII A2.
Call: LI5O Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 1,614,788
LI5O WPX SSB 2014 part time operation LB3RE, LB4PG & LB4NG
Thanks for QSO and QSL via LOTW /BUREAU!
Call: LN7TTT Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 1,419,462
The claimed score is a new low power record for Norway.
Cross my fingers and hope it will survive the log check.
Call: LO5D Class: SO(A)SB10 LP Total Score = 6,411,561
Thanks for all Qs.. The propagation was very strange some hours like all know...
See you the next one
Ant. 5el hyGain at 46 ft.
Call: LQ5H Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 2,614,605
HI everyone, this was a very nice contest, the conditions were excellent in 10M
band, I could do a few hours, only 12h, but I really funn, thanks a lot, see
you in the next contest !
Call: LT5X Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 227,800
JRC JST 245
ANTENA CUSHCRAFT X7 UP18
AMPLIFICADOR TL 922A
Call: LT7H Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 1,295,404
SO2R: (r1) FT840+3 El Yagui 40-20-15-10 (r2) FT100+3 El Yagui 20-15-10
Very troubled conditions ruined the rate after saturday afternoon local (X
Flare), the propagation did not recover in full as all bands got a high noise
floor. Only 10m remain workable most of the time. 15m got a limited capability
and 20m was very weak as a runner. Forget about 40m and up. On Sunday the
combination of high noise, weak signals and a dominant path between EU-US
casted the possibilities to a slow intensity S&P for most of the day. By
far the poorest propagation in CQ WPX so far for me. Ol'sun was uncooperative I
Call: LU6DC Class: SO(A)SB10 LP Total Score = 1,034,724
I try to do AllBand, but it was impossible from SA
Call: LU6XV Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 60,676
IC 746 PRO
ANTENA TET 433DX UP 13
AMPLICADOR DRAKE L7
Estacion de LU3XX
Call: LU7MCJ Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 1,201,248
Very difficult competition. Thank you all for LU7MCJ communicate. (MIKE CHARLIE
Call: LY4A Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 13,710,495
Thanks all for the QSO...
Just in saturday 22 i get the info what P3N team will not operate ine this CQ
WPX SSB and have to start prepare my contest position for simple M2 operation
just with 2 radios for the FUN...
Thanks for Linas LY5AT for join for the contest for first 24 hours whats is
first for him. So second day we operate only with 3 ops.
Have to many problems with PA, Comutators, and 20 - 10 meters tower reductors
what have lost around 4 hours in one RUN and 6 hours in second RUN place so the
score will be better.
So thanks again for the QSOs and see all on the CW parts with bets preparation
Call: LY5I Class: SOSB40 LP Total Score = 440,886
Call: LY7Z Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 8,374,530
Wires 160-40 @12mh
Tribander 20-10 15mh
QSL via LOTW
73! Andy LY7Z
Call: LZ1GEN Class: SO(A)SB20 HP Total Score = 1,183,700
TS-480, 1kw home made PA, 5 el Yagi on 20m mast, N1MM, my laptop.
Best condition, litlle repairs of equipment, excellent experience!
Thanks to LZ1UO, George TEREZOV, for kindly hosted and the ability to use his
base in Topolnica, KN12NI.
Thanks to all, see you on CW next month.
Call: LZ3ZZ Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 2,797,375
Just for fun,thanks to all for QSO!
Call: LZ9W Class: M/M HP Total Score = 46,021,842
Best ever score we made in WPX SSB since we started as M/M in 2003.
Differently from 2013 bands were not so noisy and condx on 15 and 10m were much
better, although much can be desired yet. ( and they say it's a sun's maximum
activity in 2014-2015 ? ).
Looks like first time ever we made more QSOs on SSB on 40m than our German
friends at DR1A, too. Due to better upper bands condx activity on 40,80 and
160m was lower which reflects the number of QSOs made.
2300 QSOs more than we made in 2013 and some 15 000 000 more points than last
Of course we do not make comparisons to ES9C guys since they seem to
participate in different contests than us mortals ;-).
Would be interesting to see the score of 9A1A gang who are closest to us as a
location. II9P team gained from the better condx they had on 15 and 10m.
Overall, it was fun as usual :-) and we'll do it again in WPX CW in May.
THANKS to all who called us.
See you in WPX CW !
73, de Wally LZ2CJ
on behalf of LZ9W M/M contest team
Call: M8C Class: M/S HP Total Score = 8,784,061
This was a team effort by members of Cray Valley Radio Society, we had to build
the station on Friday and the quad is being dismantled again as I speak.
Fantastic conditions on 10m, especially working ZM90DX late on Sunday evening
local time. 20m was difficult at the start, we knew we were loud and were
getting lots of callers before the start of the contest, but QRM levels and
band occupancy went up alarmingly once it kicked off and we found it hard to
make a decent rate for the first couple of hours.
Combination of newer and experienced operators and everyone had fun, including
the first barbeque of the season - ‘Angrillen’ as mentioned by one of our
group who is from Germany.
2el quad up 6ft
LF dipoles, 40m elevated ground plane
Call: MS0OXE Class: M/S HP Total Score = 11,057,415
Thanks for the Qs.
Call: N0ZFT Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 68,400
FT-450 running 100W into GAP Eagle DX mounted 2m agl
Call: N1DC Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 166,278
Limited S&P effort on Sunday. Never heard 20M this bad before during
daylight hours. At one point I counted only 6 stations above the noise.
Concentrated on 10M with some time on 15.
ON8KW telling me I was s9 +40dB on 10M
Working EU with my beam at 270d
Working JH3PRR and JJ1ZNF 10M long path on the first call (beam at 170d)
Station: TenTec Omni 7 @ 100W, 4 element yagi at 30ft, Heil ProSet Plus, N1MM
Thanks for the QSO's
Call: N2BJ Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 2,686,824
P/T ONLY. My granddaughter had her Band Recital at School of Rock both Saturday
and Sunday. Priority is Grandkids over Contest and it took a large chunk of
best conditions on both days.
Call: N2NC Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 1,063,902
Great conditions! Lots of fun with my all band 80m diplole.
Call: N3EN Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 726,392
My first and last SSB contest this year, but 10 meters was so great that I
couldn't stop. Amazing propagation with Asian signals the loudest on the band
at times. 100 watts with low dipoles and worked 106 countries on 10. All
Call: N3KCJ Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 122,696
Very limited antennas. Felt like QRP at times, but
had fun. Foster
Call: N3QE Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 1,535,248
Ten-Tec Eagle, AL-811H, link coupled tuner, 130ft doublet up 80ft.
Call: N4CF Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 311,583
Worked 15 new countries, but not Antarctica (100W, wire antenna). Amazingly,
worked China on 10M.
Call: N4DJ Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 8,855
Hope to get in more than one hour during the CQ contest!
Call: N4DTF Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 60,568
A very good contest for me, less than 10 hours operating tim
e, 3 all time new countries, and many new band countries on
10m. 10m was of course, great. Tried to stay with 10 and e
njoy it while it lasted. Worked stations from 28.302 up to
28.895. Great operators, and many familiar call signs. Lot
s of fun!
Second contest with S943v vertical, driven with FT-950 and RC-100 remote tuner.
Very pleased with performance so far.
Call: N4KG Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 555,894
I should have read the rules BEFORE the contest...
I *assumed* a 30 minute minimum OFF Time but later found out it is 60 minutes.
Several (19) SINGLE contacts spaced 40-50 minutes cost me 5 hours of air time
by the rules. I listed actual air time (assuming 30 minute breaks were OK).
As usual, I focused on multi-band QSOs and 'interesting DX' on a very limited
random part-time basis. There were 3 5-Band QSOs, 9 4-Band QSOs, 24 3-Band
My log has already been uploaded to LoTW.
Tom N4KG in North Alabama
Call: N4KH Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 2,079,840
Conditions were great and this was big fun even on low power. Ran all search and
pounce except for a really sweet Asia run on 10M late Saturday. My best overall
effort in this contest so I'm pleased. Thanks for all the QSO's.
Elecraft K3/P3, 3L yagi at 42ft, OCF dipole.
Call: N4NSS Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 195,858
Antenna was a 43 ft. wire in a tree it was only 15ft off the ground.
It's is amazing what 100 watts and good conditions can accomplish. WoW!
Call: N4NX Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 1,724,092
Eqpt: Elecraft K Line ( K3, P3, KPA500 )
Wish there was a power category for "Mid Power" 500 watts.
As always great Fun!
Call: N4QX Class: SOSB20 QRP Total Score = 44
Fifteen minutes in the second hour of the contest was all I had time for. Wish
I could have done more; 20 meters was very good on Friday night, and I had
surprisingly little trouble making the few Qs I did.
Call: N5PA Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 1,242
Just got started and a tornado came through and took the power out and it may be
a week before I have power again! Quick end to my contest!
Call: N6HE Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 365,818
Omni VII, SB-220, WriteLog, low wires, but FUN! See you in Visalia!
Call: N6HI Class: SOSB10 QRP Total Score = 8,250
5 Watts to a 20 foot end-fed wire. Part time effort,
about 9 Hrs. Very nice EU opening Sunday.
Looking forward to the next WPX CW.
Thanks for all the QSOs and for patience with my QRP!
GO ARIZONA OUTLAWS!
73, John N6HI
Call: N6ZE Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 19,723
Worked several new countries, including Antarctica
Call: N7BEF Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 32,890
Band QSOs Pts WPX
14 21 47 17
21 70 157 60
28 43 95 33
Total 134 299 110
Call: N7MZW Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 582,927
A "personal best" SOLP Non-Assisted WPX score for me, using a Kenwood
TS-950SD, Heil ProSet with HC-5 element,and a home brew G5RV up 50 feet running
N-S from 6,053 feet in Cheyenne, WY. No real runs and 95% Hunt and Pounce. 40
meters yielded the most Q's followed by 10,15,20,and 80 meters respectively.
Ten Meters made for more DX contacts and higher multiplier value than the 40
Meter stateside runs that I have tried in the past. It's tough to run on 10 and
15 meters with a G5RV and 95 watts!I planned on operating for the entire 36 hrs.
allowed, but wasted 6 hours and 15 minutes due to sleeping through the alarm! I
was second place SOLP for 7 land last year, but don't think I can expect to
beat the other "Big Gun" ops who have towers and beams. All things
considered, I think I did pretty well for 95 watts and a single (G5RV) antenna,
and I'm improving my score with every WPX effort. My modest station is forcing
me to learn the basics, and will make me a better op who will really appreciate
a tower and beam someday! Thanks for the Q's and more than a few repeats.
Call: N7RQ Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 120,540
Felled by the creepin' crud after only 2-1/2 hrs, but sure did have fun until
then. Heard a few Arizona Outlaws, and lots of tasty DX in there, including
one or two new ones for me. Glad the rest of the world had a blast this
Call: N7TEW Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 275,931
Just a casual Little Pistol Search & Pounce, Had commitments Saturday
afternoon so missed a few contacts. Improved on my score from last year so that
was a good thing.
Call: N8II Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 1,975,812
Things started off with a lot of promise, loud SA and JA's/East Asia. I was able
to run Japanese for a while and accumulated quite a few prefixes including 8J1,
T32, B4, RT0, VK6, VK8, VY1, and VR2. A solar flare almost ruined Saturday with
the band opening so painfully slowly and late to EU with the first direct path
EA/CT's worked around 1215Z and I was not able to run EU until 1335Z when some
Germans finally had good signals. All day long can best be described as a
struggle with virtually no Scandinavians and only a very few Russians working
RM5 first at 1445Z. I finally succumbed to a break at 1915Z after struggling to
work a couple of EA's. At 1955Z, something wonderful had happened, signals were
strong and that even included SM, OH, and Russia, but it lasted only until
2055Z, then the rest of the day was pretty slow with the only strong signals
from the south and Oceania. The path to JA essentially closed all evening. S8-9
precipitation static from heavy rain/wind hit the high yagi just as I finished
sweeping the band to the west; luckily, the lower south yagi was quiet. It was
still the same after a two hour break at 02Z! The static and some snow were
there for maybe 75 minutes on Sunday, making running very difficult. Day one
was finished with 645 hard gathered QSO's. Sunday morning by 12Z was pretty
much back to normal or even above normal conditions especially on the more
polar paths logging many northern EU and Russians plus loud stations from
central Asia and the far East calling in such as HS0, YB0, EX8, RL9, VU2, and
VU3, but running became difficult after about 1530Z as the EU to west coast USA
path blew wide open and I had pretty well worked out the band. During a S&P
sweep at 1830Z (midnight in VU) a VU2 was S9+25db, about the loudest ever heard
here from India. Another surprise was a very early opening to JA with some loud
signals starting at 2035Z (0535 JST!), but I was only sporadically active after
1910Z and the JA's dropped out early around 2330Z which was right around sunset,
so a final rush of Asian mults was not to be had.
Compared to the ARRL contests, activity was down a bit from EU and the number
of USA stations calling CQ seemed at least as high, but they were so weak on
backscatter that very few could hear me, not worth the struggle of trying too
often. Many thanks for all of the QSO's and prefixes. When I hit 900 Q's,
exactly 600 were multipliers, a great ratio. The abundance of mults keeps
things interesting. My number of USA Q's and mults were substantially lower
than expected, but that was due to poor conditions on Saturday and always
having a band wide open from Eu to western NA Sunday. Many thanks for all of
Call: N8SBE Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 150,282
Worked about 1 1/2 hours longer than last year, when I placed 3rd in SO LP ALL
unassisted tri-band/wires for the W8 call area. My score this year would have
put me in 2nd, but propagation was very good this year, so a high tide floats
all boats, I suppose. Signals were crazy good on my 2-el quad at 40 feet,
which is a real performer for me. I had several unsolicited comments from DX
stations of "nice signal", something that I generally hear in most DX
contests I use this station in. Can you tell I love my quad?
-- Dave, N8SBE
Call: N9GUN Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 26,361
Very part time effort. Too many other activities this weekend.
Heard lots of big serial numbers out there.
73 de Tom, N9GUN
Call: NA4W Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 662,613
I could only get a short time to operate but it was far out fun on 10 mtrs! Sat
afternoon around 2200 with the beam looking North in fifteen minutes I had all
of these call in: ZL, VK6, 9M, JA, KL7, VE8, SM, F, EA, ZS, PY, CE.... ten was
open to all areas at once with similar signal strength! Thanks to all! 73,s
Call: NA8V Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 4,458,536
Interesting conditions, indeed. The low bands were noisy the first night and
quiet the second. The high bands were slow to open Saturday morning and 10
wasn't so good, but 10 was fantastic Sunday. I did seem to run out of stations
to work on Sunday which was a surprised considering the good conditions. Never
did have a real high rate, not even on 10 Sunday. 20 and 15 were very packed,
it was difficult to find a frequency and on Sunday when i did find one it
wasn't particularly productive. With 20 open to EU pretty much 24 hrs/day and
15 for about 12hrs, it got tiring hearing the same very loud multis all the
time, but i guess that's the penalty for good conditions.
Hearing and working VU2RCT with an s9+ signal at 19z on 10 Sunday was the
highlight of the contest.
I made some changes to the station inside in the couple days before the contest
to try and implement SO2R, they didn't work out as expected so I spent quite a
bit of the first couple hours troubleshooting. Finally gave up and ran with
one radio on 40, the other on all the other bands and no real SO2R.
My target going in was 4.0meg, thought it would take 2000q to get there but my
points/q and mults were higher than expected so made it with less Qs. Didn't
think i'd get there Saturday night, but 10 came thru on Sunday.
There were some really big numbers out there, congrats to those stations and
thanks to everyone for the Qs.
2014 CQ-WPX-SSB NA8V
160 80 40 20 15 10 30 17 12 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 0 52 68 35 38 115 0 0 0 308
Canada calls = 0 5 9 5 5 11 0 0 0 35
NA calls = 0 4 2 8 13 27 0 0 0 54
SA calls = 0 2 8 5 30 47 0 0 0 92
Euro calls = 0 49 36 207 249 641 0 0 0 1182
African calls = 0 2 4 5 8 16 0 0 0 35
Asian calls = 0 0 0 10 15 16 0 0 0 41
Japan calls = 0 0 0 3 15 42 0 0 0 60
Ocean calls = 0 0 0 4 3 18 0 0 0 25
Unknown calls = 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Total calls = 0 114 128 283 377 933 0 0 0 1835
-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
0000 0 0 0 0 10 20 30 30 1.6
0100 0 0 1 0 0 28 29 59 3.2
0200 0 0 0 1 4 2 7 66 3.6
0300 0 0 0 22 0 0 22 88 4.8
0400 0 24 9 0 0 0 33 121 6.6
0500 0 19 13 12 0 0 44 165 9.1
0600 0 0 0 38 2 0 40 205 11.2
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 205 11.2
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 205 11.2
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 205 11.2
1000 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 206 11.3
1100 0 0 0 2 59 0 61 267 14.6
1200 0 0 0 15 19 7 41 308 16.9
1300 0 0 0 0 81 1 82 390 21.4
1400 0 0 0 0 27 37 64 454 24.9
1500 0 0 0 0 15 25 40 494 27.1
1600 0 0 0 1 21 45 67 561 30.8
1700 0 0 0 0 0 65 65 626 34.3
1800 0 0 0 0 0 52 52 678 37.2
1900 0 0 0 19 27 2 48 726 39.8
2000 0 0 0 14 0 28 42 768 42.1
2100 0 0 0 0 20 21 41 809 44.4
2200 0 0 0 59 3 0 62 871 47.8
2300 0 0 0 30 0 24 54 925 50.7
0000 0 0 0 0 36 13 49 974 53.4
0100 0 3 17 10 2 0 32 1006 55.2
0200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1006 55.2
0300 0 0 0 10 9 0 19 1025 56.2
0400 0 0 43 15 0 0 58 1083 59.4
0500 0 59 3 0 0 0 62 1145 62.8
0600 0 9 15 2 0 0 26 1171 64.2
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1171 64.2
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1171 64.2
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1171 64.2
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1171 64.2
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1171 64.2
1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1171 64.2
1300 0 0 0 0 1 55 56 1227 67.3
1400 0 0 0 0 0 105 105 1332 73.1
1500 0 0 0 0 0 71 71 1403 77.0
1600 0 0 0 0 0 111 111 1514 83.0
1700 0 0 0 0 0 68 68 1582 86.8
1800 0 0 0 0 0 31 31 1613 88.5
1900 0 0 0 0 8 43 51 1664 91.3
2000 0 0 0 19 17 0 36 1700 93.3
2100 0 0 5 11 0 26 42 1742 95.6
2200 0 0 2 0 0 43 45 1787 98.0
2300 0 0 20 0 16 0 36 1823 100.0
Total 0 114 128 281 377 923 1823
Gross QSOs=1835 Dupes=12 Net QSOs=1823
Unique callsigns worked = 1462
The best 60 minute rate was 114/hour from 1408 to 1507
The best 30 minute rate was 130/hour from 1419 to 1448
The best 10 minute rate was 174/hour from 1419 to 1428
The best 1 minute rates were:
4 QSOs/minute 13 times.
3 QSOs/minute 77 times.
2 QSOs/minute 339 times.
1 QSOs/minute 862 times.
1 bands 1235
2 bands 136
3 bands 59
4 bands 21
5 bands 11
6 bands 0
------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
QSOs 0 58 67 138 207 765
Call: NC4KW Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 583,947
Not really in the WPX contest. Laurie and I were testing out the NW as there
were some issues during NCQP. All worked fine.
Call: ND0C Class: SOAB QRP Total Score = 697,030
I always enjoy this contest and multipliers were plentiful this year. I ran QRP
as always and Saturday was really a struggle as conditions to Europe were very
poor until after about 1800Z. Losing 10 meters made it tough since that's
usually my "go-to band" with QRP. Conditions seemed very good late
on Sunday morning but I missed a couple of hours due to church.
Thanks to the great ops with the good ears and the patience to pull my whisper
of a signal through the splatter.
The ND0C "super-station":
Yaesu FT897D running 5 watts
Cycle 24 TX-38 triband Yagi at 12.5 meters
Cushcraft D-40 dipole for 40 at 13 meters
Inverted vee with apex at 12 meters
Call: NE3K Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 39,000
Glad I could contribute to the club score. Had a few activities with the kids
that kept me out of a more serious, effort.
VERY sorry I missed participating as part of the WX3B team this year.
Call: NE5LL Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 2,218,750
Station: FT-990 100W Force 12 C3 @64', 80/40 Fan Dipole @50' and Inverted L.
Got a late start Friday night due to overhead thunderstorms, and lost another
hour later at night when a second wave passed overhead.
Noted three blackouts on Saturday, the first at 1605 lasted an hour, the other
two were similar to "aftershocks" that lasted about half an hour
each. Was able to work folks out to 1,000 miles during the outages to get
prefix's that became available.
This was the first WPX SSB at the new location, score tripled any past scores
from Texas operations. Conditions were good, and the fine configuration and
design for the antenna farm by Dan, K1TO of A1 Towers gets the credit for the
Noticed some jamming on some stations on all bands, and a good deal of poorly
adjusted radios spewing out lots of "trash".
See you all in a few weeks on CW!
Call: NE9U Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 3,055,546
Kind of a last minute decision to to this contest...usually I don't participate
due to lack of free weekends, but now that I'm an old retired fart, every day
is a weekend! :-) No one had planned any Multi operation from W0AIH, so
decided to give 10 meter single band a shot as long as 10 meters has been in
such great shape.
Friday night and Saturday morning were huge disappointments....the solar
flare(s) killed direct path propagation to Europe Saturday morning and only
workable Europe from our northerly latitudes were Big Gun's off a skew path
Sunday morning was MUCH better and little pistols direct could easily be
worked. Worked a bunch of QRP with antenna in attic guys! Rate Saturday
morning stayed in 40's while Sunday was around 100 most of morning.
Thanks to Paul for having me over. Its always a fun time!
Call: NF2RS Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 80,494
Rig: K2 @ 75W Ant: 40m Windom Log: N1MM
Great conditions. It was great to be hearing & working NA, AF, EU, SA &
OC all at the same time.
SSB Contests not my gig but I had fun signing with club call NF2RS.
Call: NF3C Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 521,796
Icom PRO III, ACOM 2000A, SteppIR DB-18 @ 50'
RF seems to remain an issue on 15M with logging program (N1MM) being hit by the
RF. Ran Low Power mostly on 15M because of hang-ups.
Never saw the bands close so quickly (dramatically) as they did when the solar
flare went off! While 10M and 15M seemed to come back in something like 30 -
45 minutes, 20M seemed never to really recover it's full vigor.
Thanks for the Qs. 73, Vic, W4VIC/NF3C
Call: NF4A Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 5,348,298
This is my favorite contest of all......10 meters was addictive....could not
stay away so the other bands we almost ignored by me. Wonderful conditions and
the flare gave me a chance to take a break. Log posted on LOTW. Rig FT-1000MP,
Alpha 78, wires on 80 and 40 and TA33 @75 ft....Win-Test 4.11 Missed having
1000 prefixs by only 7...GREAT CONTEST !!
Call: NH6P Class: SOSB10(TS) HP Total Score = 5,927,412
Wow, the 10 meter band was great all weekend. Worked EU long and short path,
great runs. I will be happy to get back to the narrow filters and CW..
Thanks for the QSOs
Call: NH7A Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 10,314,036
Another effort fun at KH6LC's super station. Lloyd is a great host and makes
Good openings to Europe on 10 and 15 helped the score.
Thanks to all who called.
Call: NI7R Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 258,778
I don't operate SSB contest much, but I could not pass up these great
conditions. This was the most QSOs I ever made in a SSB contest. Picked up 12
new countries on SSB, including Kuwait. It was nice to have 20 meters open all
night. The only reason I left 20 meters for 40 meters was to pick up a few 6
pointers. And 10 meters being open until late in the evening was great. I am
really surprised at how well my temporary 10 meter dipole works at 8 feet off
K3, AL-811H amp, N1MM
Temp. verticals and 10 meter dipole
Call: NN3L Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 771,320
Not much time available. Just checking out antennas after terrible Winter.
Everything worked FB. Thanks to all the contestants. This was a fun contest,
considering it is on SSB! Amazing how well 100W gets through. Will try to set
aside a full effort for CW.
73 de Sig
Call: NN4F Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 1,768,167
Decided on SOSB 10 A HP, 10 was great, only 20 hours of op time due to family
commitments, what a blast...
Started off on a small FT100D due to my FT1000MP MkV being fried, FT100 was
awful, my good friend Tighe NK4I lent me his KX3/KXPA100 to drive the Alpha,
what a difference operating the KX3, great little radio...even managed to beat
my ALL BAND Score from a few years ago by 200K
Call: NN4RB Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 123,395
While small to many, this is another personal best. Had fun and identified
more projects to make the station and operation better.
Call: NQ4I Class: M/M HP Total Score = 33,608,558
First and foremost, what great conditions to hold a contest! My team has never
heard the bands so hot from top to bottom. Endless activity has made the CQWPX
SSB contest one of the best contests ever! I want to thank my competitors for
making it the most exciting and challenging events on the ham bands in a long
time. K9CT and WX3B are with out a doubt some of the finest competitors on the
bands for the WPX test. And I want to thank them for posting their scores for
all to see on cqcontest.ru. Having the online score board available made this a
real horse race for all to see and enjoy.
We paused just before the contest to memorialize former team member W4SVO, who
has made significant contributions to our low band success at NQ4I. Mark
recently became a silent key and is missed by all NQ4I team members. We
dedicated this contest operation and score to his memory. And I am sure that in
our daily contesting operation, he was there urging us onward and upward.
I also want to thank the team members at Team NQ4I who gave up their time to
come and be a part of the operation. Driving and flying from all over the South
East US to be here. We had contest newbie Larry WB5EIN who drove from Tupelo,
Mississippi to join us. He fit right in. His contributions were greatly
In my 53 years of Ham radio, I don't think I have ever seen the high bands and
low bands so filled with contestor's. To quote a true sage of Ham Radio, Gene
Walsh N2AA "There ain't no meters like Ten Meters". And it held true
to form. Band opening lasted well into the nights and activity was apparent all
the way up to 29.900 Mhz!
One of our prime RUN op's had to cancel Friday afternoon before the test
started, and it made some big changes in our lineup. Op's were told to be
flexible and they would be assigned and moved when needed. The NQ4I team
responded in great form. Seats were filled, qso's were made, meals were
consumed, stories were told, and memories were made in the 48 hours of the
Records: 1. New US M-M high claimed score 33,608,558 points! We are hoping that
after log checking it will remain as a new US record for SSB.
2. New US WPX Prefix record! We had 1717 prefixes. We surpassed the current
record at 7 am on Sunday morning and kept the bells ringing in the shack as new
ones were worked all the rest of the day.
3. New Station record for most number of SSB qsos.
Band by Band comments:
160-Don K4PK labored and toiled to make 135 qso's. The band was quiet, but the
action was on the high bands and the low bands suffered some.
80-Bill AA4LR really turned in a great performance, even with the action being
on the higher bands.
40-This is the band that had suffered the greatest damage during the last ice
storm. The reflector of the top 3 over 3 stack for the RUN station is still
broken and needs repair so Jim VE7ZO only had a 2 and 1/2 element yagi for the
top antenna. Didn't seem to make that much difference. The 40m MULT antenna was
severely damaged and under a complete rebuild. Because of the windy and rainy
weather leading up to the contest, I was only able to get the antenna above the
bottom set of guy wires and it was fixed on EU at 55 feet and non-rotatable.
N4XL still managed to make a significant number of Mult qsos with it. Dennis
KD3P kept 40m humming all during the daytime. Thanks Dennis.
20-Steve AG4W had previously been the MULT op for 15m...with the cancellation
of K4BAI, Steve was pressed into RUN Op duties and responsibilities. He did a
super job and has subsequently been promoted to RUN op. MULT Op on 20m is
newbie Larry WB5EIN. Made the drive from Miss to be a part of the team and did
a fantastic job. The wind blew all weekend with gusts to 45 mph and more almost
all weekend...The 8 el Yagi at 185 feet kept turning and was hard to keep it
pointed where we wanted it. More repairs will be needed.
15- Dennis K4NV and Jim KM4HI teamed up and found that 15m was the band to be
on. The band was open nearly every hour around the clock. It kept them on their
toes staying in the seats.
10-George K5KG flew up from the Sarasota, Fla area to be part of the team. And
I am sure he has no regrets. The 10m band was wall to wall with stations and
activity. We have never worked so many JA's and BY's as we did this past
weekend. Tremendous activity from SE Asia, The Far East, and Europe.
Unbelievable! George's team mate was Jeff W4DD, who is responsible for the
technical needs of the station. Jeff kept the MULT station manned and
productive all weekend long.
Mark, W4SVO...."this one was for you"!! RIP.
de Rick NQ4I
Call: NR3X Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 4,105,934
Awesome conditions outside of the solar flare that zapped all bands for about 30
minutes on Saturday. Nice to work a lot of stations in SE Asia. That will do it
for me until ARRL Field Day.
Call: NT3S Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 3,950,404
Many many thanks to Carol, N2MM, for inviting me to use her station during
WPX-SSB after I had spent a week on business in Boston, MA. So flew down Friday
afternoon to Philadelphia, PA, where Carol picked me up for transport to her QTH
Another big thank you to Norm, W3IZ, for lending the club call NT3S for use
during the contest. It sure helped to keep the rate a little up at times. ;-)
I really had a very enjoyable time, great to experience contesting from the
other side of the pond. Conditions were very nice Friday evening with a few
JA's right after the contest started and before the band faded. Saturday still
good but distorted later on and no JA opening. Sunday better again but sorrily
had to leave at 18z already to catch my flight back to Germany. As I heard
later from Carol 10 m had still been open 21.30z into *all* continents in
Would I have known before that I would be through check-in, baggage drop *and*
TSA in under 10 minutes I certainly would have operated at least an hour
Thanks again Carol!
73, Olli - DH8BQA
Call: NV1N Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 7,374,380
WOW! What else can be said to sum it up.
For sure the best balance of conditions of the cycle for this contest.
The high bands were fantastic although not always. Collectively,
better than anything else since 2000 - 2002. We will sure be
fondly remembering this contest in a few years.
They key to this one, I believe, was to accomodate the bands and
maximize on what they delivered. I tried starting on 40M but that
went nowhere, so it was off to 15 where a good run of JAs was
possible and then 20M where EU was wide open. In fact, 20M was
very good from here until about 08Z to EU. On both days, 20M
was not good to EU until about 18Z. 15M accomodated early
and then 10M followed. However, 10M was decent but not great to
EU on Saturday and got better on Sunday. Sunday was better overall
on both 10M and 15M providing the best rates of the contest.
20M was not great other than 20 - 06Z. 40M was hardly ever the best
band. I found much better 6 point runs on 80M actually. So, I found
myself camped out on 10, 15, and 80 for most of the contest. 40M was
second radio for about half the Qs and 20M was close to the same. I
milked the 3 pointers for this one instead of rate. I only found
myself dipping to the mostly US Qs twice, 20M mid day Sunday and
and 10M and 15M later Sunday afternoon.
The Asia openings were wonderful. They weren't a HUGE add of Qs,
but they were a lot of mults (and a lot of fun). I worked more JAs
in this year's contest than in all of the past 10 years of WPX SSB
contests combined. There was great SA activity - but there is always
is in this contest.
My average points were 2.95. Thats the highest ever for me. The last
2 years were 2.45 and 2.7. The 2.7 year was a new US LP record of 5.9
Million gross. This year beat that significantly. Best Qs, best
mults, highest average - all add up to great score. We will see if
it holds vs other great scores that I am sure are coming.
We can only hope that WPX CW is as good.
80M - 2 el phased array
40M - 3 el at 80 ft and 2 el Delta fixed south
20M - 4/4 and 3 el south (broken)
15M - 6/6 and 3 el south
10M - 4 top, 4 south, and 8 el EU
Beverages - 1000 ft x 2 to EU, 600 ft N/S, 600 ft W
Call: NV9L Class: M/S HP Total Score = 14,382,214
Conditions were outstanding. 80 meters was rough Friday night, but in much
better shape Saturday night. I fear this may have been the best conditions we
will see for a long time. We managed to DOUBLE our W9 record breaking score
from last year.
Call: NW0M Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 558,552
Just a few hours but good condx with lots of room to spread out on 10M. Had two
nice short runs up the band on 40M both Friday and Saturday nights late. The
digital voice recorder for the K3 is wonderful!!!
K3, KPA500, KAT500, Mosley tribander and OCF dipole, Yamaha headset, N1MM.
Call: NW3H Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) HP Total Score = 574,784
New personal best in this contest and it was a single band effort! First time
doing this contest with my tribander. My dipoles are down due to an issue I
need to address so without low bands I made the decision to try single band 20.
This was my first time doing a single band effort. I could either finish 5th in
my ARRL section or go for something more. It was extremely difficult to see all
the spots on 10 and 15 and not switch to SOAB but I stayed on 20 meters and
slugged it out with the tuner uppers, the ragchewers, who seemed out to get us
contesters and the guy who liked to follow me around sending code of vulgar
language. Nonetheless, I hanged in there. Man, 14 hours only on 20 meters
could be a prison sentence for some. I have my typical end of phone contest
This was the first time I was able to run EU from my home station. I ran about
80% of the time for this contest which I can never do during CQWW or ARRL (or
maybe this showed me I can, hmmm). I reached 100 QSOs in the fastest time ever,
1 hour, 7 minutes. My best rate was about 130/hr in the last 30 minutes of the
contest when I sat on 14.341 which turned out to be a great selection for the
last half hour a few kc below W1AW/1 who I could not hear as I was beaming EU.
It was a kick to have some of the big contests stations in EU and Russia and
even the Middle East calling me.
Station performed flawlessly and it was nice for once to just set up everything
and not have to change amp settings on band switches. As contests go this was
my third straight major contest personal best. This is the 3rd most QSOs I
have ever had in a contest (1st was ARRL 4 weeks ago, 2nd was CQWW SSB last
October and this was a single band effort. Looking forward to the contest time
off now and heading to Dayton in May to maybe get a couple things to improve the
station. Thanks to the stateside and the DX for the QSOs. See you in CQWPX CW
in May. 73 de Bill NW3H
Rig: Icom IC-7600
Amp: Ameritron AL-811H
Antenna: Mosley miniTA32a
Logger: N1MM v 14.3.1
Call: NX4Y Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 513,603
Rig : Elecraft K-Line @ 500w
Antennas : Cushcraft A3S at 40 feet
WPX SSB - 2014-03-29 0000Z to 2014-03-31 0000Z - 555 QSOs
NX4Y Max Rates:
2014-03-30 0051Z - 5.0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 300 per hour by W4LT
2014-03-29 2328Z - 3.3 per minute (10 minute(s)), 198 per hour by W4LT
2014-03-30 0043Z - 2.6 per minute (60 minute(s)), 158 per hour by W4LT
WPX SSB - 2014-03-29 0000Z to 2014-03-31 0000Z - 555 QSOs
NX4Y Runs >10 QSOs:
2014-03-29 1633 - 1705Z, 28466 kHz, 55 Qs, 102.1/hr W4LT
2014-03-29 2301 - 2308Z, 14222 kHz, 13 Qs, 114.4/hr W4LT
2014-03-29 2310 - 0106Z, 14223 kHz, 283 Qs, 146.8/hr W4LT
2014-03-30 1530 - 1558Z, 21342 kHz, 74 Qs, 158.9/hr W4LT
Total Time Off 42:12 (2532 mins)
Total Time On 05:48 (348 mins)
Fun times with a fun call. All the time I had to operate due to family and
work issues. My thanks to VHF/UHF op Dave Krauss for lending me the callsign
to use (Which I found for him...) Loved being spotted by the Euros and holding
a frequency on 20 meters for over an hour with high rate; 283 Q's in less than
an hour is pretty good for my little station. That 2.6 Q per minute hour on 15m
was loads of fun too!
Could have had a higher rate if I could have gone split and spread the
callers out, but alas, not a good idea in a contest!
FQP is next!
73 to all who worked me!
Lu - W4LT (as NX4Y)
Call: NX5M Class: M/M HP Total Score = 4,392,921
Many issues; beginning weeks before during the planning right up to the start of
the contest. Operators was the main issue. Getting increasingly difficult to
get operators. Antenna damage and a couple of amps not acting right. Then
Friday evening stormy weather prevented us from getting on the air.
For several days prior to the contest I really wanted to just call it off. But
at the same time I did not want to since a couple of the ops had made special
changes to their schedule to be here so I decide to just tell everyone to
operate as much or as little as they wanted. KU5B and NX5M were out in the
field covering the severe weather events for local media. Text messages were
sent to KJ5T and N5XJ letting them know that once the severe weather threat had
passed and as soon as we got back to the station we would go ahead and set it up
and if they wanted to operate, they could.
KJ5T elected to drive on it but we never heard from N5XJ. With that, we
operated off and on until 1600z Sunday. We slept during the night, we went out
to eat lunch and dinner and much of the time there was only one operator on the
air.....switching chairs freely if so desired. I think there may have been
only about 2 hours that all three of us were actually operating.
I think we may be done with trying to do multi-multi. With the lack of
interest in operating or conflicts preventing those we invite.....it is
impossible to do anything seriously.
Call: NX6T Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 10,578,340
Band Condx great most of weekend - a bit of a slog on 15 Mtrs Sunday afternoon.
Best effort for San Diego Contest Club ever for WPX SSB. Lots of local QRN from
winds and electrical lines nearby we think but the K3s DSP circuit did it job
2 K3s, 2 ACOM 2000As, 2 40 Mtr @ EL Yagis (48 and 78 ft) 2 SteppIRs * 40 and 70
ft) 80 and 160 Inv V Dipoles (70 ft)
73 de N6KI
Call: NX7TT Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 257,880
Working LP and with several power outages made it very hard. But still had
Was working TR8CA when the 3rd outage went...got him in the log but had to wing
the serial number...was 7 off and had to work the rest of the log to fill in all
the numbers but was still fun...
65 countries was nice...then evening into Asia was something else from here
in Idaho..Not much from EU till Sunday....
will not break records but was fun..
Call: NY6DX Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 2,184,840
Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark v
Hustler 5btv@ 25ft
1/4 wave vertical for 80
Great contest and wonderful band conditions. The heavy rain caused a high swr
on 10 but other wise all went well. Can not wait to put up the hex beam next
year. Thanks all for calling
Call: NY6N Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 3,757,004
Thank you everyone for all the qsos. This was not a full time effort due to
prior commitments as I was off Saturday until the afternoon. Conditions were
great as Europe was coming in until after 4 PM on Saturday. There will be some
really big scores.
Call: OG6N Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 6,981,934
I did not have chance to sleep enough before the start so I had to sleep a bit
longer than I originally planned and that ruined my operating plans. I spent
Friday evening fixing the rotating system of my main tower. I partly managed to
solve the problem but the tower would not turn properly. Something was stuck and
I could not turn it towards Asia. Then it got dark and there was nothing I could
do. My main beams were stuck westwards. I still had to prepare the shack before
I could hit the sack. I woke up after 05Z and prepared quickly a sandwich and a
mug of tea and started to S&P Asian stations on 15m with a low fixed beam
pointed to JA. After a while I tried to run but I felt weak compared to the
stack that I would normally have used. Around 07Z I was surprised to get a
reply from N4WW and WE4H but nobody else from the states seemed to be aware of
the opening. After a fruitless trial on 15m I moved to 20m and then to 10m
where I had only a low 4 element beam fixed to south. The main tower would
still not budge. About 0830Z I took a break and tried to force the tower
manually but something was still blocking the lower guy wire ring. I lost some
valuable operating time in these activities. Nothing resolved I came back to
the house and had a bite. Then I returned to the shack and continued to S&P
on 10m. Once in a while I tried to turn the main tower when lo and behold it
started to turn properly again. Soon I QSY'd to 15m with my stack pointed to
USA ready for the pileups. The rates never went very high for some reason but
stayed between 80 to 110 Q/h. 1845Z the band went down and I needed a break.
After that I moved to 10m to see if it was open anymore. The rates were not
very good but the propagation was interesting. 21Z I had to take a break
because of my voice and throat problems. I continued on 15m and when it was
closed around 2315Z I moved to the lower bands because 20m was not very good.
My 20m totals were disturbingly low. After toiling on the lower bands to get
some double points I went to bed because I felt that I was losing my voice. I
woke up next morning after 06Z which was already too late but finally I managed
to work some USA on 20m. About 0730Z I moved to 15m to try to work some JA
pileups because I was able to turn the stack towards Japan. There were some
JA's coming through but not plenty so after 40 minutes I moved to see what 10m
has got to offer from the east. The band was wide open and it was easier to
work the stations there than what it was on 15m. After 10Z I moved back to 15m
to secure a running frequency before the band opened into the states. W2OIB was
the first one to come back to me at 1150Z and there was more to follow. Then it
was time to move to 10m before 14Z. The pileup thinned out around 1930Z but
there were many stations to be worked by S&P. Now even 15m and 20m were in
poor shape so after a break I had to continue on 40m and 80m. 7M points was
very close so I tried to push but finally missed it by only a mere 20k points.
If I had been able to operate the missing 90 minutes that it took for the extra
breaks I would have passed the milestone with flying colors. In all this was a
memorable contest and I was surprised what I could do with just one radio, 700W
and a compromised setup. I hope I'll manage to fix at least a few things in the
long to-do list before the CW leg.
Call: OH1TM Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) HP Total Score = 360,045
Another "contest effort" from my home QTH and half dead Butternut
HF9V... Very nice propagation; Thanks for QSOs!
Call: OH5TS Class: SOSB20 LP Total Score = 307,600
I spent Saturday with OG9X multi one and operated on Sunday from home low power
20 m. Tough work both.
K3 and 204BA at 24 mtrs.
Call: OH9A Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 4,619,985
FT-1000D + Alpha 91B
Ant: 4/4/4/4el yagis, 6el yagi
My original plan was to travel to ES9C but I had to cancel my trip because of
health issues earlier this week (neck and shoulder pain + painkillers
combination is not good for hardcore contesting and travelling). Instead I went
to our club to work some daytime band "just for fun".
10m was better than I expected. On Saturday the start was lazy (1st QSO 0426Z),
JH4UYB was audible with S7 signal two hours before he could hear me. Then later
in the morning I got some JA run. USA started very poorly, it was not until
1600Z when the band was runnable. Good runs even to West Coast, although over
the pole propagation never happened. Last qso was with CA3 at 2155Z.
On Sunday the band was open much earlier, the first qsos were after 0330Z,
ZM90DX was one of the first ones. Now JA run was more or less "in the
right time". USA opening had similar phenomenon than on Saturday - I
couldn't get rate before 1600Z. Then band held open till 2000Z.
I was pleased to work new OH record and even manage to get over 1000
multipliers. And I passed also OH1F's (by OH1TM) 14 year old unassisted record
which I did not believe to happen on Saturday when I had less than 1k qsos.
What was again dissapointing thing is that it seems to be impossible to compete
Mid/South Europe on 10 meters. 16 elements and 1500 watts is not enough against
tribanders and SB220s ...
Call: OK1FC Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 7,738
Call: OK1KUW Class: SOSB80 HP Total Score = 1,490,600
PA KVZ1AP (2x 3-500Z)
micro KEYER II
Inverted Vee at 24m
beverage - 270m 45°, 260m 315°, 185m 0/180°
Thanks everyone for the QSO.
The first night i had only 444 QSO. The second night I finished 898QSO.
In the final I had 1039 QSOs, but with 24 dupes. Interesting comparison was
K9AY and beverages, each antenna to listen differently and complement one
another, including Inverted Vee, it helped me very much when listening.
73 Zdenek OK3RM
Call: OK4PA Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 8,027,706
Because of the tiredness I hesitated whether its good or bad idea to participate
in the contest.
Decision was done �" in the worst case it would be a good training.
Now I can say, that participation wasn't a mistake .
It was a real fun especially because of conditions and all who gave me a call
and had enough patience.Result which I would not expected from OK.
FT1000MV+2x 6el yagi stack design OK1RF (90 % QSO)+tribander Ecco (10%QSO)
PS:Thanks to Jiri OK1XQ for lending me part of equipment.
Call: OK8DD Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 334,506
20,15,10: ECO Asay Tribander
80,40: Linear loaded vertical (PA3HBB idea http://www.qsl.net/pa3hbb/ll.htm)
Many thanks for the QSOs
73, Romas - OK8DD
Call: OL3R Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 5,492,889
First WPX SOAB(A) effort due to expected Martin OL5Y participation. Congrats to
his score and first time my pleasure to beat him :-) Did not properly used some
antenna improovements on 80 and 40m incl. 40/80m vertical repair due to strong
wind crash next weekend after WW CW.
Due to excelent DX prop. mainly on 10m had to change contest strategy and
prefered day bands. Btw no Mr.Murphy visit :-) It definitely seems like 10m
band was the main strategic band, but really it was 15 and 20. Hope to the same
conds in CW part.
10/15/20: Hygain TH5MK2 at 20m
20: 5el OWA(NW3Z design) at 13m
40: Inv.V at 8m (top)
80/40: no coil no trap EA6XD Moregain style vertical with single elevated
radial dir to NW at 6m
80/160: no coil no trap EA6XD Moregain dual band dipole at 9m (top)
no RX antenna
FT1000MP MKV (I7SWX, W8JI & own mods)
THX to all who called and CU in next time
Call: OL4A Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 38,364,580
We were putting up the 80m Yagi (after post winter reconstruction) in Friday
and everyone was tired in the evening. Of course bad idea, but there was no
We were sort of confused of the propagation during nights, and also had
problems with 40m station - those were fixed in Sunday during the day.
I do believe our setup had potential well over 40M but due to our poor
operation during nights + problems with 40m - finished few M. less.
Everyone had FUN, most satisfactory weekend !
Hear you all in the next ONE.
Call: OL5Y Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 5,339,670
My first serious effort in SSB WPX contest in All Band category. I enjoyed it -
especially the CONDX on 10m. A lot of fun with tribander!
ANT: 3el tribander ECO @ 15m, Inv. V for 40/80/160m @ 15m, unfortunately
without RX antenna.
RIG: IC756 + Acom 2000A + microHAM MK2R+
Thanks to all who answered my call and called me! CU in CW part!
Call: OL9M Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 178,416
TS-480 SAT, 3EL TRIBANDER YAGI
Call: OL9R Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP Total Score = 1,248,297
The best conditions in the contest since 2012 (started era of my SOSB 20m LP). I
have done more than 500 QSO than last year. Its greate work with super logging
functions of Win-test in the S&P mode (CTRL+ENTER e.t.c..).
Preparation and antenna installation took about 1 hour (Installation on the
balcony - http://files.qrz.com/a/ok6ra/Stribro.jpg). After 1,5 hours was ready
TRX and connection with Win-test.
I was little bit upset that no so many U.S. stations do not call CQ during the
contest on the 20m :-( I heard many U.S. stations with huge signals that called
another EU stations..But did not call me beacuse I have too weak signal for make
some space on the band :-(.
But even though called me on my CQ several "exotic" stations like:
Several JAs,UA9,PY e.t.c......
The end result is for me more than satisfactory.
FT-1000MP,100W,Vertical dipol on balcony.
So I hope to see all of you in the CQ WPX CW part :-) Im going on trip to
Sicily island - IT9/OL9R.
73 Vaclav OK6RA(OL9R).
Call: OM2VL Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 13,217,040
Excellent condx on high bands.
Congrats CQ8X, 9A5Y, RK4FD for their excellent score!
Call: ON9CC Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 568,974
First time participating in a contest on the higher bands from my home QTH. Just
recently I installed an Optibeam OB11-3 and it worked quite well, although the
tower wasn't crancked up (still need to do some work on the coaxes) and the
antenna was just 30' above the ground.
Yesterday it was my wife's 40th birthday so just little operating on the
saturday ... today we had to BBQ all what was left of yesterday so no full
operation today too ;) ... but it was fun again and was happy to work my first
KH6 ever :). I recorded all QSO so if you want to hear your own signal on this
side, just sent me an e-mail. 73 and see you in the WPX CW contest :)
WHITE HORSE CONTESTERS
Call: P33W Class: M/S HP Total Score = 45,556,680
We had a very good start leading almost 400 QSOs until Sunday morning when
propagation blocked all bands for several hours and smashed all our efforts.
Anyway, managed to break our own record.
Congrats to our friends at CN2AA with a great score!
Call: P40W Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 14,828,246
Elecraft K3, Win-Test Logger
80M Inverted V @ 60ft, 80m Half Sq. @ 55ft (USA)
F12 Delta 240 @ 70ft, 4 ele wire beam (EU) @ 55ft
C31XR @ 60ft, C4 @ 60ft
Beverage RX antennas NE, N/S, NW, E/W
Folks....lock in your memories of this past weekend....the conditions, 10
meters in particular, were truly spectacular. It has been decades since I've
heard stations from Asia (HS, XW, VU, UP, UN, 4L, etc.) sound so 'normal' and
loud. without a smidgen of polar flutter...... and very easy to work with low
power. The old axiom "no meters like 10 meters" was the theme of this
While on the one hand we enjoyed great propagation, it effectively spread
everyone out, and to a degree lowered run rates, at least from this part of the
world. After many years of somewhat marginal propagation, the normal
concentrations of stations on a particular band at a particular time didn't
follow the expected patterns. Note to self: adjust operating tactics to meet
Struggled with power line noise problems (multiple sources) that developed late
Thursday evening....triggered by a very brief rain shower....rendering the
beverage antennas virtually useless (it had not rained on Aruba for two months
so there is plenty of salt buildup on the power lines). Mercifully the noise
somewhat abated for a portion of the second night. I remain amazed by how well
the Elecraft K3 noise blanker and noise reduction features work.
The world-wide growth in the number of available Prefixes was certainly evident
this weekend....and welcomed. Thanks go to all of the normally 'non contesters'
for getting on the air to make so many multipliers available.
Looking forward to seeing many in the "contest family" at WRTC2014
John, W2GD @ P40W
Call: P43A Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 9,320,262
As no one was using the P49V station this week-end i decided, with Carl's
blessing, to set up camp there for the week-end. Firstly I wanted to experience
the feeling to have multiple antennas in different directions during a contest
and secondly i wanted to know if my recent "home-repaired" FT2000D
would hold out under the stress of a contest.
The station worked great, its fun to have a stack of TH7's into Europe, another
stack of TH7's to the West Coast & Central part of the US and then the 4
element Steppir in Bi-mode to the East Coast and South America at the back!
Propagation was great (besides the short solar black-out on Saturday) but not
really to our advantage down South here. As the bands stay open a lot longer
into Europe the guys in the States have no real reason to turn the antennas
South, making it harder for us to have long consistant runs into the states.
Europeans were plentyfull, but there relative weaker signals makes it harder to
get high rate runs from Europe.
Anyhow, all things concidered it was a good contest, radio worked as it should
(and is still working!!) antennas performed nicely and i guess the total score
was not that bad.
Thanks to Carl & Sue, and all of you that worked me! W'll be back!!
73's de P43A, Jean-Pierre
FT-2000D, Acom 2000A, 4x Hygain TH7DX's (on 2 sepperate twrs) and 4 el. Steppir
Call: P49Y Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 21,658,320
The amazing conditions translated for me into a more difficult contest
experience and a lower score than the last time I did this contest, in 2012.
There were two adverse factors: First was the wall of EU QRM that made it
difficult to find and keep a clear frequency. Second was the fact that since
the US and EU could work each other at all hours on the high bands, our usual
late afternoon high-rate US runs were much weaker than normal.
I also made an unfortunate tactical choice to start out on 20 as in the past.
After several hours battling it out on that band, I worked 8P5A on 40, who gave
me a number that was literally 50% higher than mine. When asked how he did it,
Tom replied that he had started on 10. Oh well, if these condx ever return in
our lifetimes, I'll know better...
Related to the EU QRM issue is the tendency of many EUs to overdrive their
processors, which leads to audio distortion and splatter on adjacent
frequencies. Even the K3's superb filtering can't remove splatter that really
is in the passband. I kept asking one guy for repeats while guessing at his
call. Finally giving up in disgust, I returned to the pileup, whereupon
someone said: "Not even close!" The audio problems seem worse on
southern EU stations; in contrast virtually without exception UK and JA
stations had clean audio that could be understood even at very low signal
Thanks to all for the very impressive worldwide participation in this
contest. It was truly exciting to work 75 JAs (a very high total from here),
not to mention VUs on both 10 and 15 sounding like locals, and lots of other
interesting DX. Congratulations to neighbors P40W (W2GD) for a great LP score,
and P43A for a similar effort on SB15. As usual, thanks also to W6LD and W0YK
for all their recent efforts in station maintenance and upgrades to the house
and station. Everything (except the operator) worked fine.
K3x2, Alpha 91B
2 el 40, 4 el. 20, 5 el. 15, 2 el. 10, C31, beverages
73, Andy, AE6Y, P49Y
Call: PA9M Class: SOSB40 HP Total Score = 2,007,332
RIG Elecraft K3, an old SB220 HB 4 SQ and lower dipole
Call: PG6G Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 2,000,000
Being multi/Two with just 2 operators we had to choose too be there at night or
come early mornings and stay up late (and work the higher bands). We did the
last thing and that turned out nice with 10 and 15 literary exploding. Thats
were we focused and worked 160/80 and 40 during after the morning arrival.
Eventually we missed quite some multipliers but we enjoyed the long US runs on
Thank you for calling, we had fun!
73, Rob/PA3GVI (PG6G team)
Call: PI4DX Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 29,970,122
Conditions were good this weekend. 10 meter was fantastic and the band was
packed with stations. Great fun!
No major problems this weekend only some minor easy to fix stuff. Seems like
all the hard work by Erik and Casper is paying of and the station is becoming
more and more reliable.
Besides the great conditions we also had fantastic weather this weekend. That
meant; bring out the BBQ! For those of you not so familiar in Northern Europe,
this is highly exceptional for this time of year.
Al in al this was another great contest weekend. Thanks to all of you that
participated this weekend!
73, Crew PI4DX
Call: PJ2T Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 45,007,806
The PJ2T station has supported contest operations at championship levels for
many years. The team this year hailed from Canada, Germany and USA. The
Multi-Two category was selected based upon the number of operators available
Conditions can be described in this phrase: GREAT, but different than expected.
Band changes were made to match the conditions. The box score shows that 10
meters was THE band. 10 meters was so good that we saw slow periods on 15
meters at times during the daytime.
We have just had a long period of low sunspot conditions, so we need to
remember what high sunspot conditions are like. This is great!!
We watched "live" reporting during the contest and observed the UP2L
score carefully. Congratulations to Willy and the team for their victory. Willy
has always provided good competition from zone 17 for decades.
On a personal note: My first trip to Curacao was in 1974 along with N4RV. We
entered M/S as PJ9JR. The trophy is in the trophy case here at the PJ2T
station. It is hard to believe that 40 years have elapsed. We have moved from
tube radios and paper logs to radios with amazing performance along with
computer logging and the internet. Computer logging is certainly much better!
All of the operators here extend our best wishes to all our radio friends
around the world. At the dinner last night, we discussed how the championship
level activity has moved from Zone 9. This follows the increase in activity in
Zones 14, 15, 16 and 17. Building stations in zone 33 is quite a distance from
home for many, and we appreciate the dedication involved.
For the WPX team,
The QSL manager for PJ2T is W3HNK. He provides excellent support.
Call: PJ4DX Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) HP Total Score = 7,191,600
It looks like 10m was the place to be - and I was stuck on 20m! 20m is a real
I decided to operate 20m High-Power Assisted as it looked like the South
American record could be beaten. I could not operate for the full 36 hours as
20m is 'dead' for most of the day here in the tropics, but was so crowded in
the evening and at night it was difficult to find a clear run frequency and
impossible to hold it for long. I managed to beat the old record by about 2
million points but maybe someone else beat it with a larger margin?
I agree 100% with the comments made by P49V (AE6Y) on this reflector regarding
both the conditions and the over-driven distorted, splattery signals of many
south and especally eastern European stations. One Russian station in
particular had a very wide signal and at just over 3kHz away, where I was
attempting to operate, his signal was still S9+20dB here, nearly 10,000km away.
There's nothing wrong with STRONG signals, but his signal was extremely WIDE
too. Conversely, the JA and UK stations (also most PAs, ONs and Fs) had good,
easy-to-copy audio. I was able to operate quite happily for a couple of hours
less than 3kHz away from TO6C (M5RIC in Martinique, less than 1000km from here)
who was S9+40dB yet had an extremely clean signal.
Rig: FT-2000 and Tokyo Hy-Power HL-1.2Kfx amp at 600 watts to Spiderbeam
(3-elements) at 35 feet.
See you next year- but I won't be doing 20m Single Band!
Call: PP1CZ Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 1,876,120
Very bad propagation on 10 Meters during the Contest from my site, but despite
that, 10 Meters was the best Band here.
See you next month from PY0F land, between 23 thru 29 April, as PY0F/PP1CZ.
Best 73 from PP1CZ - Leo.
Call: PU1MHZ Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 67,704
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NAME: LEONARDO PORTELLA
ADDRESS: RUA DOS IPÊS 230
ADDRESS: Cond. Green Park 3
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V13.9.0
Call: PX2B Class: SOSB20 HP Total Score = 1,353,504
Nice contest in companion of our friends Ricardo-PY2PT(PX2F) and
Due to maintenance reasons, I was on the 10 meter tower 30 minutes before
contest start to apply our Four Stack kit. After small dinner and 5 minutes to
start the contest, 20 meter band was totaly full from 14.125 to 14.350. Took
some time to find a small space without noise and operation started exact at
0:00 and this was my bad first hour in a contest with only 108 qsos. I
continued until 10:00Z with no stops and arrived in 830 qsos.
Due to my wife's birthday on Saturday, I returned home early in the morning and
was not possible to return to the contest anymore. At least was possible to have
fun for 10 hours.... :(
The last 25 S&P qsos was made one hour before end where we disassembled the
station together our friends.
Would like to congratulate our friend Claudio - PY3OZ (ZZ5T) by the good
performance from Boa Vista (PP5JR) station on the same band.
Thanks for everyone that give me a call and I hope to meet with you soon on the
next SSB contest.
Call: PX2C Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 8,183,224
Thanks All for QSO and my friends Mamiro PY2DM also Thomas PY2ZXU for
Call: PX5E Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 18,661,216
VERY NICE PROPAGATION, LESS QSO�'S THAN LAST YEAR BUT MORE MULTIS.
GREAT OPENNINGS TO JAPAN, FOR ME SHORT AND LONG PATH, ALSO TO OCEANIA.
FIRST TIME THAT I WORKED SOME AMERICANS IN LONG PATH.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MAX D4C AND, PEDRO HK1X FOR SPETACULAR RESULTS.
FOR SURE THE CONTEST ON 10 METERS IS NOT DECIDED...VERY CLOSE RESULTS, VERY
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE QSO�'S SEE YOU IN THE NEXT ONE
Call: PY2SBY Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 470,861
The propagation was disapoint after long time.
Almost 2 weeks before the propagation to North América was better and able to
work around 70 stations by night and in the contest no more than 100 NA was
Good conditions to that Japan was Strong and get to work pacific too.
Ant dipole 16.2 meters each side + AH4 ( ATU)
Thanks to all and see on the air.
Call: RT3F Class: SO(A)SB40 HP Total Score = 2,550,289
More info http://goo.gl/cq2aFB
Call: RV9UP Class: SO(A)SB40 HP Total Score = 3,648,333
Long, very long CQ and no takers. IMHO caused by very nice high bands
Call: S51A Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 18,106,812
Tu for the qso's.
Log on lotw soon.
Call: S51CK Class: SO(A)SB40(TS) HP Total Score = 2,093,357
73 de S51CK
Call: S52ZW Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 16,315,232
RAW SCORE AFTER CRASHING NETWORK.
Jani S55HH and Robi S57AW,TNX FOR HELP
CONGRATS TO S51A TEAM.
Call: S55T Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 12,168,750
Excellent conditions. My best result in general.
Congratulations to all of you for nice results.
CU in next one.
73, Ivo S57AL
Call: S56A Class: SO(A)SB10 LP Total Score = 408,838
Strange 10m condx with stronger sigs on Sat and noiser band on Sun but easier to
work DX with FT1000MP and TH6DXX. No CQ replies so 85% S&P mults. I laughed
when sole YU YT0Z asked me to QSY from his freq instead of giving me serial
number after several calls. Even K3ZO was not easy this time. Amazed by strong
KL7RA and WL7E sigs over North Pole. VK/ZL worked and many JA both days. Also
West Coast and plenty of South Americans. I made extra 214 QSO on the other
bands. It was fun as I installed voice keyer this time. S56A recording was
easily copied. I guess I preffer RTTY and CW at ripe age of 69 reached two
days before this contest.
73 de Mario, S56A
Call: S56M Class: SO(A)SB15 HP Total Score = 6,285,609
Friends, thank you for your patience. Congratulations on your results.
73 de Vito, S56M
Call: S57C Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 4,229,214
FT1000MP, A77D, 5 el. Yagi
Call: S58WW Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 4,619,410
ICOM IC-775DSP + OM2500
x-7 cushcraft, up just 14 meters,
inv V for 40 meters apex 12 meters high,
1 el loop for 80, top just 16 meters,
short inv v for 160 meters apex 12 meters high - dummy load :-)
Real average setup. That is all I can do in my QTH in populated area.
Happy that we and my neighbors have FTTH (fiber to the house) and there is no
TVI and I can use AMP.
Goal was 2000 QSO and 4 mil. points.
Happy with result.
Thanks for all QSOs and thanks to all who had to repeat serial number or call.
Call: SE0X Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 16,297,886
Amazing propagation on high bands! 15m and 10m where so good that less time than
planned where spent on 20m. Good runs to NA and EU plus a couple of nice JA runs
kept the score meter spinning. Our goal was to beat our 2011 M/2 record and we
almost doubled the score.
W1UE joined the SE0X team via remote and after tweaking the codecs in Remoterig
the trans-atlantic connection worked quite well. Dennis operated quite a few
hours of the contest via remote and it worked so well that we consider inviting
more remote team members next year.
K3 + KW
TS-590 + KW
5-el 15m mono yagi
3-el SteppIR on 10m and 20m
2-el 40m phased array
2-el 80m phased array
Top loaded 160m vertical
Thanks to everyone in the log, we couldn’t have done it without you!
de DD1MAT, SM0MDG, SM0MLZ, TF3ZA, W1UE
Call: SE3X Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 478,510
Computer problems during most of the test, 10m antenna shorted, loads of HF back
to radio/antenna switching which crasched ;) But good fun anyway, lots of
interesting prefixes active and propagations quite good.
Stn: Yaesu FT-450DE, Delta loops 10 and 15mb, Inv-V 20, 40 and 80mb, Hor.loop
for RX 80 and 40mb.
Will be back next year
if still alive and kickin :) 73 and Thnx fer all contacts! 73 de Johan
Call: SJ2W Class: M/S HP Total Score = 17,179,848
What a blast! Even though we had a bit of dismantled crew we managed to get a
new Scandinavian record. SM2LIY had the worst back pain of his life and could
barely get out of bed at times, but still spent long shifts in the chair. We
had LB3HC who flew in from Oslo and helped us out and also SM2UVU came up to
make a 12h stint in the chair between being occupied by his regular work.
I was a bit dissapointed on Sunday morning of our score during Saturday, but
Sunday was so good that even though 40m was absolutely horrible up here we
could reach all our targets, which was 4800 QSOs, 1450 PFX and over 17 million
points. However there is no way to compete with our friends further south and
to the west with 40m in the shape it was. Propagations on 15 and 10 were
absolutely amazing most of the weekend. Because of the shortage in operators or
their health, we could not keep the "inband" station that does S&P
on the RUN band occuiped all the time. We had a MULT station hooked up but it
was barely used.
It was fun to have a Scandinavian team to battle with as well in OG9X, they had
almost caught up to us on Sunday morning but luckily we could pull ahead during
Sunday (cqcontest.net scoreboard is exciting).
160m: 1/4 vert
40m: 3/3el + 2/2el + 4-SQ
20m: 6/6/6el + 5/5el + 4el @EU
15m: 6/6el + 5el
10m: 6/6el + 6el @46m
RX inband: 3-band vertical ~450m away + single verticals for 40 and 80
RUN: FT1000MKV + ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB)
INBAND (S&P on run band): K3
Check the website for more information and continous updates of what goes on
Call: SK3W Class: M/M HP Total Score = 28,207,683
Another great contest result from the youngsters operating SK3W Multi/Multi in
the CQWW WPX Phone. Claimed Swedish record.
Average age 19,8 years. All QSO's were made by the youngsters, except for a 5
minute break for a photo shoot when the old farts had to step in to keep the
They are already planning for WPX 2015 and also practice CW (Someone mentioned
that the WPX CW SM-record was very low...!)
Thanks for all the QSO's.
Call: SK6AW Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 4,852,280
Wow, propagation was just faboulous this weekend! SK6AW has been QRT for some
years now, and this weekend many of us spent time at the club station getting
the last parts working again. Meanwhile we threw in a Multi-TWO operation just
for fun to be able to work some great pileups with the current conditions. It
was a lovely combination, and the station is finally up and running for future
contests, low band antennas will be improved later on, but for this WPX they
were hardly used anyway.
Congratulations to SJ2W & SK3W for breaking some SM-Records!
73 de SM6U/Rick and the team at SK6AW
Call: SM3C Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 1,409,845
Kenwood TS-590, MLA-2500 pwr 600 w
Force 12 C3 yagi, HF2 vertical, Dipole
Call: SN2M Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 5,618,208
TNX all QSO's. Now I know, I definetely preffer SSB contests to CW.
Very different condx each day. Saturday - very distorted propagation, almost no
signals on the band till 5:00 UTC. Only abt 80 JA's wkd, than endless waiting
for NA opening, which started very late at 14:00 UTC and was limited to W1-4
area only. On the other hand - very good and very long (till 22:00 UTC) opening
to South America at the end of the day. The 230' deg separate antenna was a
On sunday condx were just great, more tha 200 JA's in the log and really good
opening to USA/VE, including West Coast. Late evening very good path over the
north pole to pacific, never expected to work T32 or E51 and so many KL7, KH6,
YV4NN was readable here since 7:00 UTC (!) till the end of the day, same as
NH6P or KL7RA...
IC 775, IC 765, ant: 5/5 + 5 + 3 el.
73's Mac SP2XF
Call: SP4LVK Class: SOSB15 QRP Total Score = 103,740
RIG:FT-950 PWR:5 ANT:2el Delta Loop
Call: SQ8NZB Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 181,000
Antenna: 2 phased vertical 80 m; vertical delta loop 40-20 m; cubical quad 10 m
Radio: Yaesu FT-950
Call: TF3CY Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 1,157,264
Plan was to break 2000q but cdx where strange, very hard getting through the QRM
from the very strong EU stations. 10/15m where good. Never got a good run on 20m
for some reason. Nice contacts on 80m in the end. Good learning contest. Always
fun getting a good NA run - so good operators!
73, Benni TF3CY
Call: TM0T Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 6,945,402
See you next contest.
Call: TM72C Class: SOSB10(TS) LP Total Score = 715,884
RIG FT2000 100W ANT: FB23 at 10M
Call: TO4C Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 11,820,270
Never operated from this part of the world so this was all new for me,
propagation, bands to choose etc but had a ball. Mixed a holiday with the
contest and some casual operating too.
Great conditions on 10m, not sure what happened with 15, just could never get
going, usually went back to 10 or 20.
Nice to have some off time and get some rest, still don't know how some people
sit in a chair for 48 hours, this is a nice way to still get some sleep and be
competitive with other single ops, you don't feel like you are missing out by
sleeping as others will have to take a break too.
Some massive totals, where do the q's come from?? Congrats to the guys down in
P4 and Tom 8P5A for what will be a great score.
Will be back for sure.
Dipole for 80m
Thanks for all the q's.
Rich TO4C / M5RIC
Call: UA0SR Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 1,684,958
>From time to time, there was a lot of fun
73! de Serge
Call: UA9CDC Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 3,674,605
Output power was 600 watt. Only half of the antennas used. No rotatable
antennas on 15 and 10 m so I could not work North America on these bands. Had
only two fixed directions (East and West). I was expecting better activity but
still had some fun.
Call: UN2E Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP Total Score = 805,562
Call: UP2L Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 48,329,528
Loads of fun!
Very good team!
Mixed feelings about band CNDX, but I personally vote for an "A+",
since the hf bands were open over the N. pole almost round o'clock.
Great activity from the USA! That sure made the multiplier hunting an easy game
- the NA prefixes just never stopped filling our multiplier column.
Very few technical issues - TNX to the owner Grigori UN9LG for spending
countless man hours at the station along with other devoted amateurs (not all
of'em have c/s) before the contest!!!
Invalueble technical help by the team member R9IR while at a remote location
just prior to the contest and during the contest. Vlad R9IR is the team
computer Guru but unfortunately he couldn't afford a 2000 km trip to the city
of Kostanay from his home city of Tomsk this time. TNX, Vlad!
TNX all for making it into our logs! And for those that couldn't make it this
time we thank you for trying and inform you that we're still improving the
station's ability to dig out every little pistol out of the contest QRM mud,
just keep on trying! TNX!
Congratulations to our country mates at CN2AA and P33W for GREAT scores and
For the team Willy UA9BA
Call: UZ2M Class: M/S HP Total Score = 24,660,285
About 40 min missed due to energy disable in shack. Thanks all for great fun !
Call: VA2EN Class: M/S HP Total Score = 7,879,480
Very interesting propagation on the high bands this weekend!
Call: VA3CCO Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 2,112,316
Time to get some practice. The QTH is still in the grip of Winter and the
destruction of last December still awaiting Spring!
The 15m yagi was working great from an RF standpoint but the rotor was still
out of action so all the QSO's were made with it NE except a dozen or so made
with the 40m sloping dipole (also oriented NE).
Father time was definitely a factor. My admiration to those that went for the
36hr limit. For all I know 15m might have been open for 24 hours but I couldn't
be there to enjoy it all. What time I did spend was fantastic with lots of Asian
surprises sneeking around the edge of the antenna.
73 Bob VE3KZ
Call: VA7FC Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 634,412
good openings both evenings to deep Asia I had to work saturday..... operated
most of sunday ...band took its time to open to europe when it did it produced
some FB mults ..
always a fun Contest ! Thanks all that called cheers Perry VA7FC
Call: VA7IR Class: SO(A)AB(TS) QRP Total Score = 184,574
the contest was a enjoyable one with a black out of the bands on sat?? x2.0
the slowed just about everyone for a hour or so..using QRP and a TH6 antenna
and dipoles for 40, 75, and 160 the conditions were very good,,this contest
would be a lot of fun with only 100 watts
no need of the amps except to add splatter all over the bands,,
QRP for ever for a challenge..
thanks to all that heard me and gave me a report,,
73,s to all
Call: VA7ST Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 2,724,600
* FT-2000 and SB-221
* N1MM Logger (unassisted)
* Steppir 3-el. at 27'
* 40M -- Steppir dipole and 2-el reversible quad
* 75M -- three-vertical array
Winds are dead calm two hours after the contest ended, but they were blustery
all weekend so the yagi was left at 27' for the contest.
I edged past my previous best from 2012 with fewer Qs but more mults, then
coasted almost to the finish on Sunday afternoon. Near the end 20M was
marginally open to Europe but it wasn't strong, and the band sounded noisy with
weak domestic signals, so I packed it in with a couple of hours remaining after
expending way too much energy getting the exchange across to a loud EC2
station. Band just wasn't playing well from this end.
The big X-1.0 flare at 1740z Saturday was amazing -- 15M was packed with
European needle-pinners and suddenly they were gone. I figured I had found a
supernaturally quiet frequency and started calling CQ with no takers. Didn't
realize we had been hit hard until I flipped the Steppir and worked half a
dozen W6 stations who commented that everyone had disappeared. Checked the
Space Weather Prediction Center to see the flare spike rising to a peak at
1748z, then rapidly falling off. And 15 minutes later, the band was back.
10M was in good shape for a while both days, but 15M was the money band all
weekend. 40M and 75M were better than last year, but not a lot of DX worked.
Made my first phone contact with EU on 75M on Saturday night with a magical
sudden path to G-land, though I heard no others.
DXCC count across all bands was up from 68 last year to 87 this year. Added at
least a couple of new band-slots.
I noticed contest protesters out in fine numbers, complaining about us idiots
using up all the bandwidth swapping numbers. Then after clearing 10 khz of
space for their old farts' net, they's swap local temp and precipitation stats,
number of goats on the porch, etc., and pretend their own version of inane
numbers was somehow of higher value. I laughed at that -- very entertaining to
take a break and listen to the uninformed (and apparently unable to Google)
wonder aloud, "what contest are they in, anyway?" To each their own,
but some guys just have no tolerance for anyone but themselves. Well, except
for livestock in the house.
Thanks for the contacts.
Band QSOs Pts WPX
3.5 27 111 8
7 230 900 114
14 155 427 104
21 574 1640 343
28 288 722 148
Total 1274 3800 717
Score : 2,724,600
2014-03-30 SOABHP 1274 717 2,724,600
2013-03-31 SOABHP 1030 504 1,380,960
2012-03-25 SOABHP 1401 663 2,618,850
2011-03-27 SOABHP 907 527 1,482,451
2010-03-28 SOABHP 1172 570 2,014,380
2009-03-29 SOABHP 519 294 429,534
Call: VC6R Class: M/S HP Total Score = 14,249,832
Still not use to the 10 band changes per hour. We miss the 10 minute rule
type of M/S operating. The Saturday solar flare did slow us down mid-day.
First time ever we had some hardware problems during the contest, I guess
stuff is getting old just like the operators.
Without the great operating team of VC6R this would be harder to do, thanks
73, VE4EA - VE4GV - VE6RST - VE6SV
Call: VC7X Class: SO(A)SB10(TS) LP Total Score = 351,044
It was a lot of fun eking out contacts with 100W and a tribander. Thanks for all
Call: VE3BR Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 194,404
Radio: Ten-Tec Jupiter
Antennas: 5 band hexbeam @ 40ft & DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band
Software: N1MM 14.2.0
Very part-time. Very Casual.
Call: VE3DZ Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 10,425,364
K3 + Amp @ 700...800 watts.
A4S @ 35', HF2V on the ground.
Ice storm on Saturday night de-tuned my antennas to CW band. Had to have
extended break until it warmed up.
Great conditions. Like old times.
Call: VE3GFN Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 1,242,997
My first CQWPX on SSB, what a challenge!
in 2011, I won this contest for my category in Ontario, with a score of 385K.
This year, VE3TW beat the pants of me, and my score was 1.25 million! What
bands, what propagation ... roll on, cycle 24!
Call: VE3HG Class: SOSB10(R) LP Total Score = 106,375
What's the difference in 3830 category from SB10(R) and SB10(TS)? One has got to
be assisted which I was. BTW conditions on 10 Friday night and Sunday were
Call: VE3RZ Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 4,723,433
Rig: Icom 756 Pro
Amp: Drake L7
Ant: 80m 1/4 vertical
40m 2 x phased verticals
20-10m KLM KT34 (modified to M2 specs) @50ft.
Well, that was a blast (for a phone contest!) Beat my personal best by many
many points. Good conditions, bit of a scare on Saturday with the flare that
took out 15m from S9 sigs to nothing - fortunately bands came back quickly.
10m was a zoo! worked everywhere with beam pointed north (yes, probably a
lousy pattern!!). 80m very noisy.as was 160. 40m had good dx, but I think
this was mainly one for the higher bands. For a long time havent heard such
loud signals on 10m.
Thanks for all the Qs.
Call: VE4DRK Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 192,060
first time on this contest. low power, ground mounted vertical, very rudimentary
setup - but i had fun. heard a few ve4's out there. 15 was the best band for
Call: VE4VT Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 5,611,257
I don't think I have ever been so exhausted after a contest as I am this time.
The plan was to go hard as I had cleared the weekend of any other obligations.
The plan was to run SO2R and low power. I had been having problems with a relay
in my tower top switch that affected my 20/15/10 beam whenever it got cold.
Friday night the beam was working and I had 90minutes of a good run on 15m to
start the contest. In fact I took my first break at 7:30 and had managed to
average nearly 100Q per hr for the first night. Being low power, I focused on
running stateside on 40m instead of trying to compete for the EU/SA DX. I
figured 4 pointers and a good rate are better than 6 pointers at a much slower
Saturday was not a good day. It was much colder now and of course the relay was
not working. I decided that I had to climb the tower to do something about it so
off I went with the climbing gear with a 60km wind blowing and -5 temps. I
managed to bypass the switch but that meant my 40m beam was now unavailable and
I would have to rely on the ground mounted vertical for the second night.
20 and 15 took a long time to open. Signals were strong but I could not be
heard easily. The bands just died all of a sudden around noon Saturday.
Complete silence...very eery.
10m did not open until very late in the afternoon and I finally heard some big
EU multis on 10m but the path was skewed nearly 90 degrees and they were not
workable with 100W.
Very slow rates all day Saturday. trying to find a frequency to run was tough
enough, keeping it with 100W was impossible. I dont know how many times I found
what I thought was a useable frequency only to discover there was another
undetectable stateside station using it. Similarly I would be running and
someone would start running on the same frequency. What can you do...
Sunday the bands were much better. Actually managed to have a few decent runs
before loosing the frequency war. You point the beam stateside and the EU
stations move in to QRM you and you point towards EU and the stateside stations
move in. You can't win.
10m actually opened to EU as it should. Sometimes the rate was better
S&Ping than trying to run. So spent a lot of time spinning the dial. The
new firmware for the icom 7700 allows you to a mouse to point at a frequency on
the spectrum display and QSY directly there. A great feature for moving to the
best signals while scanning the band.
Now if we can somehow assign score reductions for bad audio quality. With all
the SDR recordings, it would take some doing but a sample of each station
could be reviewed and assign a quality factor. Deductions for distorted or
excessive bandwidths could be assigned. I am sure the excessive bandwidth is
deliberate and just used to provide a guardband against others encroaching.
Have your ears stopped ringing yet? See you next time!
Call: VE7GL Class: M/S HP Total Score = 13,566,765
Fun. Lost one of the two 40M monobanders and the 160M antenna was down but
still did ok.
Call: VE7JT Class: M/M HP Total Score = 2,945,743
The team for this contest consisted of six YL's with the experienced ops working
with the not so experienced ops resulting in a fun weekend. Fortunately the
bands were open to many DX prefixes and the YL's had great fun working some
countries they had not worked before, there was excitement and a lot of map
We found 10 and 15 meters to be the very best bands for us and only had a very
small opportunity to work 40 meters and no opportunity to work 80 or 160 as we
did not operate during the night time hours.
When the idea of a YL only operation was suggested we considered a smaller
contest like a QSO party or something like that. However when it was discussed
the YL's wanted something that would provide more activity so the CQ WW WPX SSB
contest was chosen. This proved to be a good choice as the level of activity
provided for a fun and rewarding weekend in ham radio and a lot of smiling
folks here at IO's
Call: VE7TJF Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP Total Score = 93,090
WOW conditions were so great. Not a lot of time but worked so many new
prefixes. Thanks for your patience with my attempts to decipher serial numbers
through the QRM. I continue to improve and will be so much better next contest.
73/88 and 33 to the great YL's out there.
N1MM, FT-1000MP with 3 el SteppIR
Call: VE7XF Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 597,753
Just filling in between the times that VE7TJF could come and operate.
Other than not hearing any EU on 10m, I certainly don't expect to see condx
this good again this cycle!
Call: VK3TDX Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 369,014
Only part time for me this year.
Call: VK4QH Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 752,310
Only did 9.5 hours on the first day due to family commitments.
10 meters was open with good runs into US, Asia and EU.
Thanks to all that made the contact..
Call: VK6WX Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 539,640
Was never in it to win it. Only available for 7 hours.
Spent about 5¾ hours fixed frequency running.
Averaged around 60 QSO/hr. At one stage was 180+.
Had a short break for lunch then did hunt and pounce.
Got some all time new ones - T32 my 2nd call for the day!
Really pleased to work South America on 10 for the first time.
Elecraft K3, 350W, 6 el monobander @ 10m approx.
Call: VO1DJT Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 172,410
Thanks for the contacts.
73 Daisy VO1DJT
Yaesu FT2000 100 watts
Alpha Delta DX-CC dipole
Call: VO1KVT Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 3,002,040
Conditions were pretty good on all bands Saturday, only spent a few hours in the
chair on Sunday, too nice a day and I went for a snowmobile ride.
Thanks for the contacts.
73 Ken, VO1KVT
80/40 home brew dipole
Call: VO1TX Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 549,080
Overall enjoyed the contest!! Looking forward to next years WPX. Thanks for
Yaesu Ft 2000
Imax 2000 Vertical- 15 feet
Home Brew 20 Meter Dipole- 28 Feet
Call: VR2/IV3TAN Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 5,008,308
My first Contest after about 8 years of QRT.
Very happy to meet all the old friends!!!
No more from Lampedusa Isl (IG9) or Cape Verde (D4) but from my new QTH in Peng
Chau Island in Hong Kong (I moved definetively here with my wife one year ago).
During the last two months here in HK we have had a really beautiful and spring
weather but... no way.. after only a few hours that the contest has begun...
static rain, lightning and... strong thunderstorm during ALL week end!!
Hours and hours with S7 to S9 of QRN and a few hours where i have had to switch
off the radio and to disconnect the cable of my 3 el. monoband yagi because i
live in the top of the hill of my small Island...
I set a minimum target of 2500 QSO with my barefoot RTX power but i wasn't be
able to reach it.
I hope to have time to prepare a station a little bit more competitive for the
next CQWW SSB and i hope also to have a new Callsign. To use Victor Radio Two
portable Italy Victor Three Tango Alfa November... it's really a
RTX IC 751-A
ANT 3 El Yagi Hy Gain 103BA
Best 73 to all friends.
Call: VU2MUD Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 14,490
IC-718; G5RV. DUE TO DRASTIC VARIATIONS IN PROPOGATION DURING MY AVAILABLE
OPERATING HOURS LIMITED MY CONTEST TO JUST 82 QSOS. WITH MOST OF SATURDAY
TAKEN UP BY WORK AND DEAD BANDS ON SUNDAY NOT MUCH TO WORK ON USING MY G5RV
ANTENNA. THE NEED FOR A PROPER TUNED ANTENNA FOR THE BANDS OF OPERATION WAS
WELL BROUGHT OUT. ALSO HEARD SOME OF THE BIG GUNS STRUGGLE TO COPY THE
EXCHANGES OF THE WEAKER STATIONS - HIGHLIGHTING THE POOR PROPOGATION
CONDITIONS. OVERALL ENJOYED THE PHONE CONTEST.
Call: W0BH Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 73,904
Good conditions .. with I had more time. Thanks for the Qs!
73, Bob, w0bh
Call: W0ETT Class: SOSB15 LP Total Score = 36,564
Got home from a trip in time for the last two hours of the test. Sounded like
band conditions had been very good so I was glad to get in the action for a
limited time. - W0ETT
Call: W0MU Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 8,109
Manged to find the on/off switch on the radio and the antennas were working.
Conditions were pretty good on 20m Saturday night using a C3 at about 25 ft
Nice to work a bunch of friends around the globe.
Call: W0PAN Class: SOSB10 LP Total Score = 13,224
I had surgery 3/25 so time limited to a few short hours. Terrific opening to EU
Sunday morning - glad I hit it. My goal was to get my age in prefixes and I
Call: W1DYJ Class: SOSB40(TS) LP Total Score = 81,200
My third year as SOLP 40M (T), 100% S&P. Hopefully this will keep me #1 in
the US as I have been for the past two years. I used a new homebrew 1/4 wave
vertical with 4 elevated radials at my Harpswell, ME, QTH. It seemed to work
well, much better than my old dipole at 18'. When 40 was open I had
wall-to-wall stations and no place to run. Rig: TS590.
Call: W1KQ Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 1,037,272
In Memory of Mike Bernock, N1IW. I'll miss the encouragement from Mike.
Call: W1MD Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 663,500
Worked two XE2's and blew my 500x500 plans... :)
Call: W1OHM Class: SOSB20 HP Total Score = 14,904
Just caught the tail end of the contest, good propagation on 20m to Europe and
Call: W1PH Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 560,240
TS-930S SB-220 Cushcraft AV-3 triband vertical
I was at my NH QTH and decided to get on for a few hours on Friday night and
Saturday as I was traveling back to my California QTH on Sunday. I was really
surprised how well a 12 foot high vertical can do about 15 feet from my house
and ground mounted. I never noticed the signal deterioration that others have
mentioned. Except for 30 minutes on 15 meters, all contacts were S&P. I
found a clear frequency on 15 meters and decided to call CQ and had a 30 minute
run before it petered out. This is the first time that I have ever operated the
WPX and I enjoyed it.
73, Kurt W6PH
Call: W1WBB Class: SO(A)SB10(TS) LP Total Score = 1,076,654
Epic conditions for 10m on this contest weekend -- arguably the very best of
this solar cycle. With daytime hours available, I pursued new mults as much as
possible via S&P. Fewer than 15% QSOs made 'running' - other than a nice
run of mostly Eu (55 QSOs) Sunday I couldn't generate much interest with the W1
pfx using 100w to the Hexbeam. Was great to be called by VU2, TO7 (Mayotte) and
lots of other new pfx's though.
The big solar flare that struck Sat. afternoon local time created significant
S7 level QRN for about 1 hr and degraded all sigs - only big guns being heard
so took a break. Very heavy rains here Sun. put water in basement so lost
add'l time with clean-up.
Eu opened a bit earlier and stronger Sunday with Russia/Ukraine stns worked
while nothing was heard from there Day 1. Frustrating to hear some
U.K./EI-area mults go unworked as they were CQ'n away barely audible but in the
noise just short of my skip zone. Was amazing how late and how loud Eu came in
both days allowing for many more mults/Qs.
A few JAs were worked Friday eve, none were heard Sat., but the Sunday Asia
opening was incredible. Close to 40 JAs and 1 BY worked (many 1st call!) to
close things out on a high note. In addition many SA pfxs available both days
and nice to work them so easily this weekend as big hills just south of me
normally make that more difficult.
I guess this is as good as it gets on 10m in a contest!
Thanks to all for the Q's & mults and the sponsors for a great event.
Icom 706MKIIG @ 100 watts; Broadband Hexbeam up @ 32'; Heil Proset headset mic
& footswitch; N1MM logger. All QSOs uploaded to LoTW.
73, Bill W1WBB
Call: W2VM Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 162,081
Band QSOs Pts WPX
7 30 76 24
14 86 240 68
21 85 250 64
28 76 217 51
Total 277 783 207
Call: W3FIZ Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 1,103,082
Loved the solar flare in the middle of a EU run on 15. Beside that hade a good
time. Hope to see all next year.
Call: W3LL Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 4,251,700
Commitments on Sunday turned this into a part time effort with no operating on
Assisted category was of little value since nearly every other Q was a
Tried to maximize high point nighttime bands to make up for no Sunday
Thanks for the Q's!
Call: W3TZ Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 504,680
Best ever on 10, even with the blackout and Chinese RADAR interfering.
Call: W4EE Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 282,434
TS-440S es G5RV
Tnx for the Q's
Call: W4KW Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 1,537,290
Conditions were good on all bands. A little better results than last year.
Thanks for all the contacts.
Call: W5WMU Class: SOSB40 HP Total Score = 837,612
ONLY 4 HOURS the first night due to extensive thunderstorms,almost quit,but
decided to return to the ant. farm for Saturday PM,Had fun. the JA's and
VK's were weak,bur good activity the second night..73 Pat
Call: W6AWW Class: SO(A)SB10 LP Total Score = 418,784
100 watts (TS-590S) + Vert Dipole on the balcony :)
73! de Alex W6AWW
Call: W6PK Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 42
Tnx for the QSO's!
Call: W6QU Class: SOAB QRP Total Score = 679,644
Rig: Elecraft K-2, 5 Watts
10-15-20 3 el SteppIR up 32 feet
40-80 Butternut HF-2V Vertical with 3 radials
40 DX-LB trap dipole up 30 feet
For me this was the contest of contests. This is over three times my best
previous score in this contest from home.
I worked a number of stations that I usually only work after waiting hours in a
DX-Pedition pile-up like OD5ZZ, 9K2HN, TC3D, 3V8BB and 4L8A. Also others like
BV, 9M4, EA9, Antarctica, and several in each of zones 18, and 29.
But my best Q was on Sunday morning when I came across a weak TO7BC CQing in
the clear, many KHz from the nearest station. He came right back and told me he
was on Mayotte. He had no callers, so I actually went on-line and spotted him
...without looking at any of the spots!
I slept 5 hours each night and worked the clock so I had 35.8 hrs op time. This
works well for me at age 74. I did take off 20 minutes or so several times for
meals that are not counted in "off time".
My DXCC was 87 because I failed to get some easy Caribbean, Central America,
and Europe countries. My WAZ was 31. 44% of my Qs were in Europe, very high for
me from out here in San Diego which says something about conditions.
I tried CQing late on Sunday and worked 13 Qs in 22 minutes. That was very
good, but all USA so I went back to S&P for the "off continent" Q
I still badly miss going to operate at TI5N and I wish Keko (TI5KD)a continued
recovery and all the best in the world.
73, and see you all at the end of May!
Bill W6QU - W8QZA
Call: W6SX Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP Total Score = 14,790
K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes, N1MM.
Call: W7CAR Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 146,700
Great contest. Used Yaesu FT-950 and 10 Meter vertical 20' above ground. Had to
repeat a lot & nearly all was Search & Pounce operating.
Call: W7SLS Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 144,584
CQWPXSSB Summary Sheet
Start Date : 2014-03-28
CallSign Used : W7SLS
Operator(s) : W7SLS
Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : 001
Gridsquare : CN85QT
Name : Scott Scheirman
Address : 25115 NE 68th Ct
City/State/Zip : Battle Ground WA 98604
Country : USA
ARRL Section : WWA
Club/Team : Willamette Valley DX Club
Software : N1MM Logger V14.3.1
Band QSOs Pts WPX
1.8 1 1 0
3.5 5 11 1
7 17 68 11
14 56 142 45
21 115 272 99
28 77 188 56
Total 271 682 212
Score : 144,584
I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
established for amateur radio in my country. My report is
correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be
bound by the decisions of the Contest Committee.
Date : 2014-03-30 Signature :
Call: W7WHY Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 153,916
One of my favorite contests but least favorite mode.
I don't know what is worse - waiting for stations to ID or having stations with
such processed, overdriven, crappy audio ID but you can't understand what they
Signals were really loud Friday and Saturday nights on 20, but a lot of the big
guns from Europe had REALLY crappy audio. Seems like this should be addressed
but the CC. Just takes a few to ruin it for a lot.
Call: W8KTQ Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 464,100
Couldn't spend as much time in this one but great conditions! Thanks to all!
Call: W8MJ Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 8,600,939
Log has been uploaded to LOTW.
Call: W9PA Class: SOAB(TS) LP Total Score = 137,651
K3, P3, Center-Fed Doublet, Software DXLog by 9A5K (www.dxlog.net). I guess
this qualifies for the Tribander/Single Element category? Mostly operated in
late night / early morning hours.
Call: W9VQ Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 43,092
Portable from Wisconsin with evil dipole. Amazing conditions, but I might as
well have been QRPppp. There's going to be a lot of deductions for busted
Call: WA6URY Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 78,076
Some operation between other weekend activities. Tnx for the Qs ! 73, Dan
-remote in Tokyo
Call: WA7PRC Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 28,400
I didn't have much time to devote to the contest - just a few hours, total.
Still, just fiddling around on 10 and 15m proved my 'flamethrower' Force12
C-4XL yagi does the job nearly on the first call every time!
Call: WA8HSB Class: SO(A)AB QRP Total Score = 2,952
Made one of my rare appearances on phone! QRP and attic antennas make for a
difficult time of it. Had a lot of fun though. Thanks for all the Qs! 73,
Call: WB4OMM Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 924,344
Yaesu FT-2000, Heil ProSetPlus, AT-1000Pro, HP Compaq dc7800 MiniTower dual
core; A3S Beam with 10M/15M/20M/40M at 38', Yaesu G-450A Rotator; 280' 40M/80M
loop at 35'. N1MM contest software.
Had a "semi-serious" attempt, couldn't work the entire weekend. When
I saw how close I came to breaking 1M points, I cringed - only needed another
25Qs!!! But had a blast as usual! 80 & 40 were not good Friday or
Saturday nights, bad thunderstorms here in Central Florida. Had S9 noise on
both - also ditto on 160M, could not make a QSO from the noise. But the
daytime 10/15/20 were open and fabulous! Most of my Qs only took one call,
maybe two. Only had a handful had to make repeated calls (all of my Qs were
S&P, not one run). I worked 450+ prefixes, that sez a lot from a LP
Looking for all of you again in the next 'test!
73! Steve WB4OMM
Call: WB5TKI Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 128,331
Great fun. Worked on and off through the weekend, especially 10 m.
Call: WB8JUI Class: SOSB10(TS) QRP Total Score = 59,400
Managed to break free from family commitments and play for a few hours Sunday.
I picked up a used Flex 1500 a few weeks ago (to use on business trips) and
gave it a workout to get a comfort level with it. That may take some time...
Thanks to all for pulling me out of the masses!
73 - Rick WB8JUI
Flex 1500 @ 4.5 Watts
Hustler 5BTV Ground mounted
Call: WC6H Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 18,419,688
160: Inv Vee + Beverages
80: Inv Vee
40: 2 EL
10/15/20: TH7, C3/C3 stack
20: 5 EL
15: 6 EL
10: 5 EL
Rig: K3, FT-1000MP, ACOM 2000A, Alpha 99
Software: Win-Test 4.12
Contest : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign : WC6H
Mode : PHONE
Category : Multi Operator - Two Transmitter (M2)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Locator : CM98ND
Operating time : 47h59
BAND QSO DUP PFX POINTS AVG
160 6 0 0 6 1.00
80 93 1 15 222 2.39
40 898 15 159 3236 3.60
20 1021 13 423 2383 2.33
15 1540 16 450 3564 2.31
10 1515 5 402 3301 2.18
TOTAL 5073 50 1449 12712 2.51
TOTAL SCORE : 18 419 688
Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations
Operators : WC6H N6TV NU6S K6ST N6RC WX6V
Powered by Win-Test 4.12.0 http://www.win-test.com
Call: WD5K Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 4,137,375
Elecraft K3 -> Amp
TH7DX @ 50'
40m sloping dipole
80m Inv V
160m Inv L
Call: WD5R Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 1,471,514
I hope it is a pretty good score for an old Lady.
The real pay off is all the nice comments you
guys were tossing my way.
Thanks for the good days,
WD5R (the hard way)
Call: WF0T Class: SOSB15 QRP Total Score = 48,280
Finished hanging a Moxon an hour before the contest, worked like a dream at 20
Thanks to all who pulled out my little signal from the noise especially M8C and
YT8WW who really worked hard for my 3 points.
Call: WF4W Class: SOAB(TS) HP Total Score = 6,672,875
Thanks to Tad for the use of his call this weekend...WF4W.
This was one for the books!! Don't see how the 10 & 15m bands
could ever be any better...and 20m stayed open all night..
Thanks to all who showed up once again to a great time..
This is the second highest score ever for me except for 2012
The last two hours on Sunday evening were unbelievable....
back and forth between 10 and 15m..
BY2AA, 9W6DLD, B7P, B1W, BH1EBF, BA1SN, BY4SHX, BY5CD,
XW0YJY, B4L, HS4SSP, A73A and 56 JA's..
Til the next one..
73, Paul, N4PN
Call: WH7DX Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 126,711
Good conditions - just not much time available. Had fun as always helping out
and working some new DX. EU was strong. 20M has sucked for about 2 months
here. I don't recall it ever being this bad in the previous couple of years
I've been doing this. 10-17m are very nice. 73... Bryan.
Call: WI4R Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 231,814
Call: WI7N Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 1,008,151
A fun contest. Thanks for all the Q's.
73, Gene, WI7N
Call: WK7S Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 1,040,076
I was going to do single-band 15, but got bored with it and hopped over to ten
meters mid-morning Saturday. Ten was a lot more fun - unpredictable and with
less QRM. After a while, I started to feel silly - me a grown 70-year-old man
shouting into a microphone. I decided to pack it in after 1000 Q's and a
The X1 flare at 1748Z on Saturday was spectacular on the panadapter time
history display. I wish I had thought quickly enough to freeze the display and
take a screen shot. The background noise came up from dark blue to bright
yellow over the entire width of the 10 meter band, then went back down to dark
blue over a 20 second period. Afterwards, signals were much much weaker, but
rebounded after a while.
Call: WL7E Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 4,220,874
I was unassisted and can only say amazing condx over the pole the second night
into EU, Middle East and Africa. The condx the first night were not as good. If
we could only get those condx both days from up here we would do much better. I
was excited at the EU pile ups the second night but the biggest thrill was
TO7BC calling me at my sunset in the pile during the early session. Tnx to all
who called and I hope to see you in WPX CW.
Call: WN2O Class: M/S HP Total Score = 1,926,799
1 Tribander @30' fixed EU
Bunch of low wires
1 Dad & 2 Sons having a great time with excellent conditions. Wish we could
have put in more hours but work and school work got in the way. Hopefully my
kids will remember how good 10 meters was as we come down from the peak. They
have only been licensed for 3 months so they don't know any different:)
73, Mike N2GC for the WN2O team
Call: WN4AFP Class: SOSB40(TS) LP Total Score = 60,088
This was my 2nd WPX SSB and I tripled last year's score. I worked 40m single
band low power. 40m conditions were tough during daylight hours and better at
night. Hope to put in a few more hours next year. Looking forward to operating
"stealth" mode during CW WPX in May. Running IC-730 (75w) to 40m
dipole at 20 feet - with HAND MIC (gotta get rid of the hand mic). 73's Dave
Call: WN6K Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 1,862,382
Well this is the third time I have tried to enter in my scores...when finished,
it pops out to a message abt a redirect and that I should change my bookmarks -
TO THE ONE I WAS ON - GRRRR. plus you have to reenter stuff again.
At least the contest was fun.
Call: WO4O Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 1,591,449
For many years I have opted out of this real-time SSB radio game. However, I
made an exception this year as another excuse to further delay filling/filing
my federal income tax forms. Despite my ‘un-timely’ OFF times due to a
local Friday night community-wide power outage and the loss of several hours on
Saturday due to inclement weather with nearby lightning strikes, I did my best
to make the most of it without 160 or 75 meters and very little time on 40
meters. Missed my 1k Q goal. If there is a next time, I’ll likely go High
Power to be more productive. Planning to obtain alternative power for the FL
QTH, having sold my 15kw generator with the TN QTH. TU fer the Qs. CU in the FL
QSO Party? Of course!
PS Log submitted to: ssb at cqwpx.com (Confirmation #: 1483054.cq-wpx-ssb)
Call: WP3C Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 7,901,696
In 2011 an electric storm damaged a 90% of mu station (radios, computers,
rotors, etc.) so then I was out of contesting since that event. Last year I
started to work contests from Pedro NP4A station and then I thought in build
something at my station. Thanks to Pedro NP4A, Papo KP4TG,Tony and my Dad NP4CW
to help me build up my antennas and repair all the equipment my station need to
be up again. Know I have something simple; the important is to be on air again
I think was perfect to test my new antennas and radios in the WPX, thanks
everyone for the qso’s and hope to hear you in the next contest. 73’
| EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
| 30.5% | 63.6% | 1.4% | 0.7% | 3.0% | 0.8% |
Radio: Elecraft K3
Antennas: Spiderbeam (10M, 15M and 20M), Cushcraft XM240 (40M) and Inverted V
Call: WP3EF Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 92,910
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CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WPX Contest Log 3.2
NAME: Eddie Figueroa
ADDRESS: HC-4 BOX 8729
ADDRESS: CANOVANAS PR
EMAIL: wp3ef73 at gmail.com
Call: WR3Z Class: M/S HP Total Score = 13,578,075
Thanks again to Brian N3OC for the use of his station each year for the WPX
contests. Largest totals for us in WPX SSB as a Multi One operation. Congrats
to all the huge scores seen to date, SO through MM.
Call: WR9D Class: SOSB10(TS) HP Total Score = 36,808
I'm not always a lid on phone; but when I am, I use another callsign.
Equipment: K3/100, AL-80B, homebrew G3TXQ beam at 8m
Thanks for the QSOs.
--Ethan, K8GU/3 (aka WR9D).
Call: WS7L Class: M/S HP Total Score = 1,767,604
We usually operate as W7TVC but decided to pick a more attractive prefix for
What can we say that hasn't already been said? Three cheers for ten meters!
Many thanks to hosts Mike K7CIE, Emily, and the cats for hospitality and use of
the station, plus walking on the keyboard while we were trying to log contacts.
73 to all and thanks for the QSOs.
Tualatin Valley Contesters
Call: WU6W Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 58,254
Would have been more fun and more participants with a 6 hour Category.
Do any of these organizers realize people work on the weekends ?
Call: WV1K Class: M/S HP Total Score = 10,051,930
WHAT A BLAST!!!
Ran this entire contest with the express goal of testing N1MMLogger+
in the heat of battle, having LOADS fun and getting most of our little
group together (Central Connecticut Contesters - a local club that
entirely consists of YCCC members) for a fun weekend. Conditions went
from fantastic to horrible (solar flare Saturday, mid-day) to great and
back to extremely noisy.
Everything worked well, no issues other than the heavy rain static and
a noise that appeared on 10 meters above 28.600 and a headset that
became intermittent in one earpiece.
Our results were the highest QSO total of any contest ever done from
here! 3023 QSOs SOAPBOX: including 24 dupes from a single transmitter
of which 2999 counted towards the log. (Trust me we did TRY top get
that last one to make it 3000!) :-)
Call: WW1USA Class: SOSB15 LP Total Score = 15,075
Operation was from the National WWI Museum in Kansas City, MO. Check our
QRZ.com listing for Special Event weekends. Thanks for the QSO's.
Call: WW4LL Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 18,576,822
Wow, wow, wow! Conditions were similar to ARRL SSB with high band activity all
We had a great team assembled and no major hiccups with the station. Could have
used a couple more ops though.
Thanks to everyone for their participation and patience at times.
See ya'll in Dayton, then it's WPX CW.
73' Fred, WW4LL
Call: WX3B Class: M/M HP Total Score = 32,428,206
Incredible band conditions and a great group of operating friends combined to
make this one of the most memorable and FUN WPX events in the lifetime of
Earlier this year I reviewed the WPX record set by KM3T and his team in 2000
and dreamed about breaking it. It would take unusually good band conditions on
all high bands, and reasonable conditions on the low bands to have a chance to
do it from my own station.
Team WX3B came together nicely and we had an excellent blend of regulars and
fresh blood at my station. We had times where there were more bodies than
radios, and lean times near the end when we couldn’t staff all the radios.
We had wind induced power line noise on Friday night. We had snow static for a
good portion of Sunday afternoon and evening, yet the WX3B operators rose to
every challenge and kept moving forward!
On Saturday Rick NQ4I suggested our team subscribe to the CQ contest on-line
scoreboard, so we did, and that itself was an event within the event. There
was a 3 way race for first place (well of those that subscribed….we shall see
if there were others!) and while Rick’s team maintained a narrow lead, K9CT
and WX3B kept trading positions. My hat is off to Rick for his victory
�" on the heels of major ice damage and rebuilding of his station in
record time to get ready for WPX. It is also an amazing feat that Craig, K9CT
built a station that competes so well from the mid-west….their signals have a
lot further to travel to reach EU! Craig’s team pulled ahead of us to claim
second place (on the scoreboard) within minutes of the contest end. What a
Team NQ4I was the first to break the claimed USA record, quickly followed by
team K9CT, and eventually team WX3B. What an incredible weekend on the bands
to support this type of activity.
10 meters was the big story at WX3B…finally getting a REAL band opening to
EU, and one that lasted until 6:00pm before looking toward Asia/VK/ZL each
night. The Asian band opening seemed to go on forever Friday night and the EU
opening was delayed several hours Saturday morning….however it did open and
was good for many QSOs. Of course Sunday’s opening was earlier and EUs were
audible by 6:00am. 15 meters had EUs audible throughout the night! 20 meters
just never closed, EUs and Asians were being worked 24 hours per day…though
the hours from 7:00am to noon were PAINFUL on 20. Sunday was particularly
slow; it was hard even getting USA stations to respond….however that was a
necessary strategy…work USA when EU could not be worked….I should have
thought about that earlier in the contest.
The SID (flare) kept us on our toes and one operator asked me to come down and
inspect 20 meters because “it just DIED”…fortunately a quick look at
Facebook confirmed we were not alone. Taneytown, MD literally had a cloud over
it for most of Sunday afternoon and evening and a freak hail/snow/sleet storm
kept our noise floor on the high bands > 10dB / 9. My apologies to all of
our friends who thought we were deaf most of Sunday….I can assure you…we
40 meters was in excellent form most of the weekend and we were treated to a
nice Asian opening Sunday morning…it was fun packet chatting with KD4D to
keep ourselves motivated during the slow times �" and we were rewarded
with some excellent DX.
80 meters seemed to have good propagation however there was a lack of density
of stations to work. I am quite sure the STELLAR high band conditions
suppressed activity on the low bands. 160 was almost totally ignored this year
I want to thank each of the WX3B team members for making this such a memorable
contest, particularly Sid NH7C who became the station manager each evening when
I had to depart my station in favor of family activities. A special thanks is
due to my YL Elizabeth, who furnished much of the food for our weekend event.
So the question now is….does anyone think we might have a shot at conditions
like this….NEXT YEAR???
Jim Nitzberg WX3B
Call: WZ4F Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 8,304,288
This is the one for rate junkies.
20 meters never closed to Europe...literally open
around the clock, and 10 meters was, well, 10 meters!
I missed all day Saturday, but still beat my all-time
best score in this contest by a long way.
Call: WZ7ZR Class: SOSB10 HP Total Score = 3,539,097
SO ONE!!!! R
Call: XE2AU Class: M/S LP Total Score = 1,049,928
Excelent conditions in 10 meter band, very happy to work VU in 10 meters
Call: XE2B Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 2,677,248
Several records are indeed squashed, and this contest will be fondly remembered
for many years!
Hardware: FT-1000MP + AL800H
Antennas: rotable 3 ele yagi @75 ft heigh and fixed 3 ele yagui, aimed to the
Objectives were to double the previous XE record for the SO 10M HP (A)
category and work at least 80 DXCCs
Despite a 20 minutes late start, I was able to find a run frequency that
yielded 249 QSO's, most of them Asia and stateside.
The previous XE record fell easily on the first operating hours -just shy of
band closing at 0357z ( Friday 9:57 PM local time).
The band started to open at 1220z; baut it was until 1229 that I worked the
1st european (EE3A)it
was a strange, because they are normally the last ones I work.
Poor runs sateside (<60/hr) lead me to change to S&P, checking spots
and doing a band sweeps.
The strategy remained the same for the rest of the test, interleaved with very
short runs, and constantly
looking for mutipliers.
- Worked DXCC
- Sunday was much better than Saturday
- on Sunday it was the 1st. time -since I was licensed (22 years ago), that I
heard a SSB VU station ( 5/8 strong),
but decided to harvest other mults, instead of spending too much time on
the ensuing monster pile-up .
- The 2Megs score was reached on Sunday at 1916z
- Best personal result ever -on a monoband category.
- Glad to work XE1H Multiplier on ground wave, and also local fellow contesters
XE2AA and XE2AI
Objectives accomplished, thanks for the Q's !
The log has been submmited to the organizers and uploaded to the LoTW
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Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
0000 0 0 0 0 0 80 80 80 5.6
0100 0 0 0 0 0 107 107 187 13.1
0200 0 0 0 0 0 72 72 259 18.2
0300 0 0 0 0 0 29 29 288 20.2
0400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 288 20.2
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 288 20.2
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 288 20.2
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 288 20.2
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 288 20.2
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 288 20.2
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 288 20.2
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 288 20.2
1200 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 303 21.3
1300 0 0 0 0 0 57 57 360 25.3
1400 0 0 0 0 0 68 68 428 30.1
1500 0 0 0 0 0 68 68 496 34.9
1600 0 0 0 0 0 49 49 545 38.3
1700 0 0 0 0 0 59 59 604 42.4
1800 0 0 0 0 0 59 59 663 46.6
1900 0 0 0 0 0 60 60 723 50.8
2000 0 0 0 0 0 45 45 768 54.0
2100 0 0 0 0 0 36 36 804 56.5
2200 0 0 0 0 0 32 32 836 58.7
2300 0 0 0 0 0 34 34 870 61.1
0000 0 0 0 0 0 30 30 900 63.2
0100 0 0 0 0 0 32 32 932 65.5
0200 0 0 0 0 0 23 23 955 67.1
0300 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 958 67.3
0400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 958 67.3
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 958 67.3
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 958 67.3
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 958 67.3
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 958 67.3
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 958 67.3
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 958 67.3
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 958 67.3
1200 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 965 67.8
1300 0 0 0 0 0 48 48 1013 71.2
1400 0 0 0 0 0 42 42 1055 74.1
1500 0 0 0 0 0 35 35 1090 76.6
1600 0 0 0 0 0 29 29 1119 78.6
1700 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 1134 79.7
1800 0 0 0 0 0 31 31 1165 81.9
1900 0 0 0 0 0 57 57 1222 85.9
2000 0 0 0 0 0 112 112 1334 93.7
2100 0 0 0 0 0 37 37 1371 96.3
2200 0 0 0 0 0 23 23 1394 98.0
2300 0 0 0 0 0 29 29 1423 100.0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 1423 1423
Gross QSOs=1440 Dupes=17 Net QSOs=1423
Unique callsigns worked = 1423
The best 60 minute rate was 141/hour from 0027 to 0126
The best 30 minute rate was 148/hour from 0041 to 0110
The best 10 minute rate was 168/hour from 0116 to 0125
The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 2 times.
4 QSOs/minute 13 times.
3 QSOs/minute 95 times.
2 QSOs/minute 217 times.
1 QSOs/minute 642 times.
There were 0 bandchanges and 0 (0.0%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.
Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
Call: XE3N Class: SOAB LP Total Score = 1,850,292
This is my best score in WPX Contest, really I enjoyed it. Nice opening on 10m
to Europe and light propagation to South America. Thanks to all and see You on
next contest 2015! XE3N
Call: XP1A Class: SO(A)SB15 HP Total Score = 8,495,280
Good and nice contest, but lot of QRM from europe S9++, I think Greenland is a
stepstone to NA.
Band QSOs Pts WPX
21 2855 7452 1140
Total 2855 7452 1140
Call: XV4Y Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP Total Score = 7,104
Public stats and logs here :
Call: YO3FRI Class: SO(A)AB LP Total Score = 744,392
WX was very bad and i lost 160m antenna from last wind
Good luck to all
rig : ft1000 mp
antena : dipoles 160/80m
Call: YO3IMD Class: SO(A)AB(R) LP Total Score = 106,002
Call: YP7P Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 5,012,944
My best WPX ever , good propagation , only one station work in all bands ES9C .
My setup works great.
73! Robert yo7lfv / yp7p
Call: YP9W Class: SO(A)AB HP Total Score = 10,089,248
Given that Tibi YO9GZU, SSB station operator YP9W has been busy with work, I was
forced to assume a responsibility I serious participation in this contest. And
it was a good decision. There I stood up to the level expected, but it was
I enjoyed it when I changed the contest during the short messages with friends.
73 for Suad, Mir, Savi, Alex, Adi, and everybody else.
To meet in the CW.
Translation with bing.com/translator/
Call: YR5N Class: M/S HP Total Score = 2,317,128
BIG problems with tranceiver,no posible to work in 10m :(
Tnx to all for qso's.
Best 73's and CU in CW!!!
Call: YS1YS Class: SOSB10(TS) LP Total Score = 1,749,293
Using YS1YS El Salvador Radio Club CRAS
Special thanks for El president YS1MS and station coordinator YS1GMV.
TS-590 16m long wire ICOM AH-4
Call: YT0Z Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 5,522,232
73 de Milan
YU1ZZ - YT0Z
Call: YT1A Class: SOSB20 HP Total Score = 6,500,001
5 over 5 (31/18) AND 4 EL YAGI UP 18M,
just used hand mic all the time !also no voice rep.!
no worked any UA0, WORKED only 11 UA9 and 20 JA qso!!!!
eXtra to USA.(SPENT AVG 85% beaming to USA)
vy SRI ABOUT LOCAL NOISE AND MISSING mni call,s.
MY NEW RECORD ON 20M
THANKS TO ALL,,
Call: YT1BX Class: SOSB15 LP Total Score = 404,072
Call: YT2AAA Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP Total Score = 791,136
IC-746PRO, 5m wire on balcony, hand mic
QRV only on daylight hours and early evenings.
Call: YT4A Class: SOSB80 HP Total Score = 1,215,342
YAESU FT 847, LP 1.4kw, GP, 8 x beverage
Call: YT7Z Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 5,292,468
c u in cw
Call: YT8WW Class: SOSB15 HP Total Score = 4,488,680
Call: YU5R Class: M/2 HP Total Score = 27,552,492
Three boys plus grandpa Acim who did great job!
Thanks to Lui YT3PL for hospitality.
Thanks everyone for great weekend.
See you in CQ WPX CW.
Best wishes from Serbia.
73 members of YU5R
Call: YY2CAR Class: SOSB40 LP Total Score = 1,427,625
Score Summary Sheet
CLUB: ARV VEN
CREATED-BY: RUMped Ver. 3.2.3 by Tom, DL2RUM
NAME: CARLOS ALBERTO RIVERO
ADDRESS: CARRERA 11 CON CALLE 3 CASA 2-58 LA CONCORDIA
ADDRESS: SAN CRISTOBAL CITY
OPERATING TIME: 18,9 hours
Result: 3.375 QSO Pts x 423 Mpl = 1.427.625 Total
Band Multis QSOs Dupes Total Points
160m: 0 0 0 0
80m: 0 0 0 0
40m: 585 2 587 3375
20m: 0 0 0 0
15m: 0 0 0 0
10m: 0 0 0 0
Sum: 423 585 2 587 3375
Call: ZM1A Class: SO(A)SB10 HP Total Score = 6,326,810
I was planning to enter the contest as SOAA. So as the contest started at 1.00
pm local time here in New Zealand, I began on 10 meter.
Conditions were FANTASTIC, so I could not change band. At 11 pm the band was
still open and I was still working Europe. Because of the 36 hours rule, I
decided to have my time off when the band will close.
This happen at about midnight! While I had a rest, I left the radio on 28.200
and waited until I could hear the beacon again which happened at around 6.00 am
I started again and worked all day until midnight (when the band died)! Living
once again the radio on to the beacon, amazingly I could hear it at the same
time the next morning….
I did not have such good conditions on Ten for ages, it just sounded like we
were back in the early 80’s. The band was so consistent for the 48 hours of
I could not believe how many stations were telling me they were QRP running 5
watts or mobile!
I had a lot of fun, I can assure you. I am now looking forward to the next
contest and hopefully have the same conditions.
Thanks again to Ken, ZL1AIH for is kind hospitality.
73’s Jacky, ZM1A ( ZL3CW)
Call: ZM90DX Class: SOAB HP Total Score = 9,770,610
Great conditions expecially on the high bands. 10m seemed to get all the
attention and the lower bands at times were dried out. I could call for ages
with out any response on a wide open band. the effect of cluster spots was
I had some trouble with the head set casing a hum. Sorry for that but I have no
other mike and could not find the cause.
Cu in WPX CW
Call: ZV5WPX Class: SO(A)SB10 LP Total Score = 2,066,525
thank to all for qso�'s
hope see you next one
Index of Calls
Call: 3G1B Class: M/2 HP
Call: 3V8BB Class: SOAB HP
Call: 3Z5W Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: 4K6FO Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: 4L0A Class: SOAB HP
Call: 4L8A Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: 4M5W Class: SOSB80 HP
Call: 4V1JR Class: M/S LP
Call: 5B4AIF Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: 5Z4T Class: M/S HP
Call: 8P2K Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: 8P5A Class: SOAB HP
Call: 9A1A Class: M/M HP
Call: 9A2VX Class: SOSB10 QRP
Call: 9A3B Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: 9A5BWW Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: 9A5Y Class: SOAB HP
Call: 9A73P Class: M/S HP
Call: 9A8M Class: M/S HP
Call: 9A9R Class: SO(A)SB40 HP
Call: 9K2HN Class: M/M HP
Call: 9K2WA Class: SOAB HP
Call: 9L1A Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: A61ZX Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: A65BD Class: SOSB10(TS) HP
Call: AA2ZW Class: SOAB LP
Call: AA3B Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: AA3K Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: AA3S Class: SOAB LP
Call: AA4FU Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: AA6K Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: AB1OC Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: AB2E Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: AB3CX Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: AB3RY Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: AB4UG Class: SOAB LP
Call: AB5XZ Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: AC0W Class: SOAB LP
Call: AC3SS Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: AC4CA Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: AC8GX Class: SO(A)AB(TS) QRP
Call: AD1C Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: AD3PA Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: AD5XD Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: AD7J Class: SOAB HP
Call: AD7JP Class: SOAB LP
Call: AE6YB Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: AE7DW Class: SOSB10(R) LP
Call: AE7LD Class: SOSB15 LP
Call: AE7VA Class: SOAB HP
Call: AF6GA Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: AF6T Class: SOAB HP
Call: AG1RL Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: AG2AA Class: SOAB LP
Call: AG6RB Class: SO(A)AB(R) LP
Call: AI4UN Class: SOAB LP
Call: AI6II Class: SOAB HP
Call: AI6V Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: AI6YL/7 Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: AJ7T Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: AK1W Class: SOAB HP
Call: AK6W Class: M/M HP
Call: AL1G Class: SOAB HP
Call: AL9A Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: C4A Class: M/2 HP
Call: CA3LGJ Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: CA3MRD Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: CE1TT Class: M/S HP
Call: CE3AA Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP
Call: CE3CT Class: M/M HP
Call: CN2AA Class: M/S HP
Call: CQ3L Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: CQ8X Class: SOAB HP
Call: CR3A Class: M/2 HP
Call: CR6T Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: CS2C Class: SOSB20 HP
Call: CS9/PD3EM Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: CT9/R9DX Class: M/S HP
Call: CW5W Class: M/2 HP
Call: D44AC Class: SOSB15(R) HP
Call: D4C Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: DA2C Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: DD8SM Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: DF1LX Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: DF2SD Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: DJ5MW Class: SOAB HP
Call: DJ6QT Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: DJ8OG Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: DK1MM Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: DK3A Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: DK40ECH Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: DK6XZ Class: SOAB HP
Call: DL/SP3LPG Class: SOAB HP
Call: DL0UM Class: M/S HP
Call: DL1NX Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: DL3EBX Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: DL4FAP Class: SOAB HP
Call: DM8T Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: DM9K Class: M/S HP
Call: DP6T Class: M/2 HP
Call: DP7D Class: M/2 HP
Call: DR1A Class: M/M HP
Call: DR5N Class: M/2 HP
Call: E70A Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: E73ESP Class: SO(A)SB80 HP
Call: E73M Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: E74KM Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: E74O Class: SOSB80 QRP
Call: E77A Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: E77C Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: E7A Class: M/S HP
Call: EA3CI Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: EA3QP Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: EA4GEL Class: SOAB LP
Call: EA5DFV Class: SOAB HP
Call: EA5KA Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: EA5ON Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) QRP
Call: EA7KB Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: EA7OT Class: SOAB HP
Call: EA8CNR Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: EA9LZ Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Call: EB3CW Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: EC1DBO Class: M/S HP
Call: EC2DX Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: EC5AN Class: SO(A)SB20 HP
Call: ED1B Class: M/S LP
Call: ED1R Class: M/S HP
Call: ED3V Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: ED4T Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: ED9K Class: M/2 HP
Call: EE8E Class: SOSB15 LP
Call: EF7X Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: EF8O Class: SOAB LP
Call: EF8U Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: EI3HDB Class: SOAB LP
Call: EI4CF Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: EI7M Class: M/S HP
Call: ES9C Class: M/M HP
Call: EU1A Class: SOAB HP
Call: EU1AA Class: SO(A)SB160 LP
Call: EU1AZ Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: EV1R Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: EW8DJ Class: SO(A)SB80 HP
Call: F/E73CQ Class: SOAB QRP
Call: F1IWH Class: SOAB LP
Call: F1UVN Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: F4DPW Class: SOAB LP
Call: F4GDI Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: F4GTD Class: SOSB10(R) HP
Call: F5VKT Class: SO(A)SB10(TS) HP
Call: F8AEE Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: F8AKS Class: SOSB15 QRP
Call: F8CRS Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: FG1PP Class: SOAB LP
Call: G2F Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: G4R Class: M/S HP
Call: G8DX Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: G9V Class: M/2 HP
Call: GM8SBH Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: GW4BLE Class: SOAB HP
Call: GW9T Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: HA1AG Class: SOAB HP
Call: HA3DX Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: HA5BSW Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: HA8LLK Class: SOAB LP
Call: HB2T Class: M/2 HP
Call: HB9AA Class: SOSB15 LP
Call: HB9DDO Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: HB9FBS Class: SO(A)SB80 HP
Call: HF1T Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: HG1A Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) HP
Call: HG6V Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP
Call: HG7T Class: M/2 HP
Call: HG8R Class: SOAB HP
Call: HI3CC Class: M/S HP
Call: HI3TEJ Class: SOSB20(TS) LP
Call: HK1NA Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: HK1T Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: HK1X Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: HL1VAU Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: HL5YI Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: HS4SSP Class: M/S HP
Call: I2WIJ Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: IB1B Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) HP
Call: IB9T Class: M/2 HP
Call: IC8POF Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Call: II4K Class: SOSB10 QRP
Call: II9P Class: M/M HP
Call: IK0PHY Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) HP
Call: IK2YCW Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: IO4W Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) HP
Call: IO5O Class: M/S HP
Call: IQ8UW Class: M/2 HP
Call: IR4M Class: M/S HP
Call: IR6T Class: M/S HP
Call: IR9W Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: IT9DFI Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: IT9SPB Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Call: IV3BCA Class: SOAB LP
Call: IW2HAJ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: IY1GMS Class: M/S HP
Call: IZ3KKE Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: IZ3NVR Class: SO(A)AB QRP
Call: IZ3SQW Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: J42T Class: M/2 HP
Call: J43TR Class: M/S HP
Call: JN3VQM Class: SOSB15(TS) LP
Call: K0AD Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: K0AE Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K0OO Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: K0TT Class: SOAB HP
Call: K0VXU Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: K1DQV Class: SOAB LP
Call: K1FJ Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: K1SD Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: K1SM Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K2CYE Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K2HN Class: SOSB20 LP
Call: K2PS Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: K2QB Class: SOAB LP
Call: K3JT Class: SOAB HP
Call: K3MD Class: M/S HP
Call: K3NDM Class: SOAB LP
Call: K3RMB Class: SOAB LP
Call: K3ZO Class: SOAB HP
Call: K4BAI Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: K4DMR Class: SOAB LP
Call: K4FTO Class: SOAB LP
Call: K4TOJ Class: M/S LP
Call: K5EWJ Class: SOAB HP
Call: K5KU Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: K6CSL Class: SOAB LP
Call: K6DDJ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K6ELE Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K6GHA Class: SOAB LP
Call: K6JEB Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K6MM Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: K6MMU Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: K6ND Class: M/S HP
Call: K6RIM Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K6SCA Class: SOAB HP
Call: K6SRZ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K6TUJ Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: K7BVT Class: SOAB HP
Call: K7BX Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: K7EG Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K7JQ Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: K7MY Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: K7RB Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: K7RF Class: SOSB10(TS) LP
Call: K7WP Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: K7ZO Class: SO(A)SB40(TS) HP
Call: K7ZS Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: K8BL Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: K8PGJ Class: SOAB LP
Call: K9CT Class: M/M HP
Call: K9FY Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: K9GY Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: K9JE Class: SOAB LP
Call: K9NW Class: SOAB HP
Call: KA1VMG Class: SOAB LP
Call: KA3DRR Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: KA4OTB Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: KA4SFD Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KA6JLT Class: SOAB LP
Call: KA9MOM Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: KB0EO Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KB2HSH Class: SOSB10 QRP
Call: KB3LIX Class: SOAB LP
Call: KB3WD Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KB9NW Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KC0DEB Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: KC0MO Class: SOAB QRP
Call: KC1ME Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: KC4HW Class: SOAB HP
Call: KC9EOQ Class: SOAB HP
Call: KC9UJS Class: SOAB LP
Call: KD0FW Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KD3HN Class: SOAB LP
Call: KD3TB Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KD4D Class: M/2 HP
Call: KD4TVB Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: KD5J Class: SOAB LP
Call: KD7MSC Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: KD9MS Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: KE2VB Class: SOAB HP
Call: KE5MMT Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KE5OG Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: KF7DYX Class: SOAB LP
Call: KG1E Class: SOAB QRP
Call: KG4IGC Class: SOAB LP
Call: KG9Z Class: SOSB80 HP
Call: KH6ZM Class: SOAB LP
Call: KI7Y Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: KJ4VTH Class: SOAB LP
Call: KK4DZP Class: SOSB20 HP
Call: KK5W Class: M/2 LP
Call: KK6P Class: SOAB LP
Call: KK6ZM Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: KK7AC Class: SOAB LP
Call: KL7RA Class: M/M HP
Call: KM2O Class: SOAB HP
Call: KM5VI Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: KN3A Class: SOAB LP
Call: KO3T Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: KO7X Class: M/S HP
Call: KP2DX Class: SOSB20 LP
Call: KP4BD Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: KP4EU Class: SOSB20 LP
Call: KP4LE Class: SOSB10(R) LP
Call: KP4ROS Class: SOSB10(TS) LP
Call: KP4RV Class: SOSB15 LP
Call: KQ6P Class: SOAB LP
Call: KQ7W Class: SOAB HP
Call: KR4F Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KR6N Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KR8T Class: SOSB10(TS) HP
Call: KS1J Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: KS2G Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: KS3D Class: SOAB LP
Call: KS4L Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: KS4X Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: KS7AA Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: KS9K Class: SOAB LP
Call: KT4ZB Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: KT5J Class: SOAB HP
Call: KT6V Class: M/M HP
Call: KT7E Class: SOAB HP
Call: KT7G Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KU2M Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: KU7T Class: M/S HP
Call: KV0Q Class: SOSB10 QRP
Call: KV2M Class: M/2 HP
Call: KV4QS/8 Class: SOSB40(R) LP
Call: KV6O Class: SOAB HP
Call: KV7DX Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: KW7XX Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: KY7L Class: SOAB LP
Call: KZ1M Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: KZ1W Class: SOAB HP
Call: KZ5MM Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: KZ7X Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: L33M Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: L73D Class: M/S HP
Call: LA1TPA Class: SOAB QRP
Call: LA3S Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: LI3HQ Class: SOSB40(TS) LP
Call: LI5O Class: M/2 HP
Call: LN7TTT Class: SOAB LP
Call: LO5D Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: LP1H Class: M/M HP
Call: LQ5H Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: LT5X Class: SOAB HP
Call: LT7F Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: LT7H Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: LU1FM Class: SOAB LP
Call: LU1MPK Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: LU5MT Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: LU6DC Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: LU6XV Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: LU7MCJ Class: SOAB LP
Call: LU7MT Class: SO(A)SB40(TS) HP
Call: LY4A Class: M/2 HP
Call: LY5I Class: SOSB40 LP
Call: LY7M Class: SOSB160 HP
Call: LY7Z Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: LZ111RF Class: SOAB HP
Call: LZ1GEN Class: SO(A)SB20 HP
Call: LZ2HA Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: LZ3GH Class: SOAB LP
Call: LZ3ZZ Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: LZ5K Class: M/S HP
Call: LZ5X Class: SO(A)SB20 HP
Call: LZ73TRC Class: SOAB HP
Call: LZ9W Class: M/M HP
Call: M0OSH Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: M6NLB Class: SO(A)AB(R) LP
Call: M8C Class: M/S HP
Call: MS0OXE Class: M/S HP
Call: MW0EDX Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP
Call: N0MA Class: M/2 HP
Call: N0ZFT Class: SOAB LP
Call: N1DC Class: SOAB LP
Call: N1TM Class: SO(A)SB40 QRP
Call: N2BJ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: N2FF Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: N2MUN Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: N2NC Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: N2NS Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: N2SQW Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: N3ALN Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: N3EN Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: N3KCJ Class: SOAB LP
Call: N3QE Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: N3RR Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: N3UA Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: N3ZA Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: N3ZV Class: SOAB HP
Call: N4CF Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: N4CW Class: SOAB QRP
Call: N4DJ Class: SOAB LP
Call: N4DTF Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: N4DU Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) HP
Call: N4DW Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: N4KG Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: N4KH Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: N4MM Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: N4NSS Class: SOAB LP
Call: N4NX Class: SOAB HP
Call: N4QX Class: SOSB20 QRP
Call: N4TL Class: SOAB LP
Call: N5DO Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: N5DTT Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: N5PA Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: N6ENO Class: SOAB LP
Call: N6HE Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: N6HI Class: SOSB10 QRP
Call: N6QQ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: N6SS Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: N6YG Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: N6ZE Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: N7BEF Class: SOAB LP
Call: N7LR Class: SOAB HP
Call: N7MZW Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: N7RO Class: SOAB HP
Call: N7RQ Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: N7TEW Class: SOAB LP
Call: N8BI Class: M/2 HP
Call: N8EBN Class: SOAB LP
Call: N8FYL Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: N8II Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: N8SBE Class: SOAB LP
Call: N9DFD Class: SOAB LP
Call: N9GUN Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: N9NA Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: N9TGR Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: N9UA Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: N9VPV Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: NA1DX Class: SO(A)AB QRP
Call: NA2U Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: NA4W Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: NA8V Class: SOAB LP
Call: NB3R Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: NB4M Class: SOAB HP
Call: NC4KW Class: M/2 HP
Call: NC6DX Class: SOAB HP
Call: ND0C Class: SOAB QRP
Call: NE3K Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: NE5LL Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: NE7D Class: SOAB HP
Call: NE9U Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: NF2RS Class: SOAB LP
Call: NF2Z Class: SOAB HP
Call: NF3C Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: NF4A Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: NF8M Class: SOAB LP
Call: NG1R Class: M/2 HP
Call: NH6P Class: SOSB10(TS) HP
Call: NH7A Class: SOAB HP
Call: NI3C Class: SOAB QRP
Call: NI7R Class: SOAB HP
Call: NK3Y Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: NK4I Class: SOAB HP
Call: NN3L Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: NN4F Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: NN4RB Class: SOAB LP
Call: NP2P Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: NQ4I Class: M/M HP
Call: NQ5K Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: NR3X Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: NR5M Class: SOAB LP
Call: NT3S Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: NV1N Class: SOAB LP
Call: NV9L Class: M/S HP
Call: NW0M Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: NW2K Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: NW3H Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) HP
Call: NX0I Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: NX1P Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: NX4Y Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: NX5M Class: M/M HP
Call: NX6T Class: M/2 HP
Call: NX7TT Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: NY6DX Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: NY6N Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: OA4/XQ3SA Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: OG6N Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: OH0JFP Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: OH1TM Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) HP
Call: OH2KM Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: OH2PM Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: OH5TS Class: SOSB20 LP
Call: OH9A Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: OK1FC Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: OK1KUW Class: SOSB80 HP
Call: OK2BFN Class: SO(A)SB80 LP
Call: OK2SFP Class: SOAB HP
Call: OK4PA Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: OK8DD Class: SOAB LP
Call: OL3R Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: OL4A Class: M/2 HP
Call: OL5Y Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: OL9M Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: OL9R Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP
Call: OM0A Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: OM0WR Class: SOSB80 HP
Call: OM2VL Class: SOAB HP
Call: OM4MM Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: ON6NL Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: ON9CC Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: OO7R Class: SOAB LP
Call: P33W Class: M/S HP
Call: P40W Class: SOAB LP
Call: P43A Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: P49Y Class: SOAB HP
Call: PA4PS Class: M/S HP
Call: PA9M Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: PG6G Class: M/2 HP
Call: PI4DX Class: M/2 HP
Call: PJ2T Class: M/2 HP
Call: PJ4DX Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) HP
Call: PP1CZ Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: PQ5B Class: M/S HP
Call: PR1T Class: M/S LP
Call: PR5B Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: PR7AB Class: SOAB LP
Call: PT2CM Class: M/2 HP
Call: PU1MHZ Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: PU4HUD Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: PV2P Class: M/S HP
Call: PX2B Class: SOSB20 HP
Call: PX2C Class: SOAB HP
Call: PX5E Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: PY1NX Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: PY2SBY Class: SOAB LP
Call: PY5VC Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: PY8WW Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: R22ALS Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Call: R5ACQ Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) LP
Call: R7MM Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: R9RA Class: SOSB80 LP
Call: RA22QF Class: SOAB HP
Call: RA9AU Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: RA9Y Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Call: RD3VC Class: SOSB10 QRP
Call: RD8D Class: M/S LP
Call: RF9C Class: SOSB40 LP
Call: RJ4P Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: RK0UT Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: RK4FD Class: SOAB HP
Call: RL3A Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Call: RM0W Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: RT0F Class: M/2 HP
Call: RT3F Class: SO(A)SB40 HP
Call: RT5Z Class: SO(A)SB20 HP
Call: RU4AA Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: RV9UP Class: SO(A)SB40 HP
Call: RW1A Class: SOAB HP
Call: RW22QA Class: SOAB HP
Call: S50A Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: S50XX Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: S51A Class: M/2 HP
Call: S51CK Class: SO(A)SB40(TS) HP
Call: S51F Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: S52W Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: S52ZW Class: M/2 HP
Call: S53F Class: SO(A)SB160 LP
Call: S54ZZ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: S55T Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: S567O Class: SOSB80 LP
Call: S56A Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: S56M Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Call: S56P Class: SOSB160 HP
Call: S57 Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: S57C Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: S57O Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: S58WW Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: SE0X Class: M/2 HP
Call: SE3X Class: SOAB LP
Call: SJ2W Class: M/S HP
Call: SK3W Class: M/M HP
Call: SK6AW Class: M/2 HP
Call: SM3C Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: SN2M Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: SN5V Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: SN7O Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: SN8B Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: SN8W Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Call: SO2O Class: SOAB HP
Call: SO8W Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: SO9Q Class: M/2 HP
Call: SO9T Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: SP4LVK Class: SOSB15 QRP
Call: SP4SHD Class: SOAB LP
Call: SP5XOV Class: SOAB LP
Call: SP6YAQ Class: SOAB LP
Call: SP8K Class: SO(A)SB80 HP
Call: SP8R Class: M/S HP
Call: SQ2WHH Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: SQ8NZB Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: SV1HEM/3 Class: SOAB LP
Call: SX9C Class: M/S HP
Call: T6RH Class: SOAB LP
Call: TA1CR Class: SO(A)SB20 HP
Call: TF3CY Class: SOAB HP
Call: TM0T Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: TM72C Class: SOSB10(TS) LP
Call: TO4C Class: SOAB HP
Call: UA0DM Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: UA0SR Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: UA2F Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: UA4ATB Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: UA5B Class: SOAB HP
Call: UA9AGX Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: UA9CDC Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: UA9R Class: SOAB LP
Call: UN2E Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP
Call: UP0L Class: SOAB HP
Call: UP2L Class: M/2 HP
Call: UR5IFB Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Call: US1I Class: SO(A)SB40 HP
Call: UW1M Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: UW7LL Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: UZ2I Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: UZ2M Class: M/S HP
Call: VA2EN Class: M/S HP
Call: VA3CCO Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: VA3GUY Class: SOSB15 LP
Call: VA3YP Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: VA5AA Class: M/M HP
Call: VA7FC Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: VA7IR Class: SO(A)AB(TS) QRP
Call: VA7RP Class: SOAB LP
Call: VA7ST Class: SOAB HP
Call: VB7R Class: SOAB HP
Call: VC6R Class: M/S HP
Call: VC7X Class: SO(A)SB10(TS) LP
Call: VE3AJ Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: VE3BR Class: SOAB LP
Call: VE3CX Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: VE3DQN Class: SOSB10 QRP
Call: VE3DZ Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: VE3GFN Class: SOAB LP
Call: VE3HG Class: SOSB10(R) LP
Call: VE3IAE Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: VE3NB Class: SOAB LP
Call: VE3OI Class: SOAB HP
Call: VE3RZ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: VE3TA Class: SOAB HP
Call: VE3TU Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) LP
Call: VE3TW Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: VE3VN Class: SOAB QRP
Call: VE3XAT Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: VE4DRK Class: SOAB LP
Call: VE4VT Class: SOAB LP
Call: VE4YU Class: SOAB LP
Call: VE6UM Class: SOSB10 QRP
Call: VE7BC Class: SOSB10(TS) LP
Call: VE7GL Class: M/S HP
Call: VE7JT Class: M/M HP
Call: VE7TJF Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: VE7XF Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: VE9HF Class: SOAB HP
Call: VE9ML Class: M/S LP
Call: VK2IM Class: SO(A)SB10(TS) HP
Call: VK3TDX Class: SOAB HP
Call: VK4KW Class: M/2 HP
Call: VK4QH Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: VK6WX Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: VK8AA Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: VO1DJT Class: SOAB LP
Call: VO1KVT Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: VO1TX Class: SOAB LP
Call: VR2/IV3TAN Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: VU2MUD Class: SOAB LP
Call: VY2MGY/3 Class: SOSB40(TS) LP
Call: W0BH Class: SOAB HP
Call: W0ETT Class: SOSB15 LP
Call: W0MU Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W0PAN Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: W1DYJ Class: SOSB40(TS) LP
Call: W1KQ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W1MD Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: W1MSN Class: SOAB HP
Call: W1OHM Class: SOSB20 HP
Call: W1PH Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: W1WBB Class: SO(A)SB10(TS) LP
Call: W1XX Class: SOAB HP
Call: W2RR Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: W2TF Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: W2VM Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: W2YC Class: SOAB HP
Call: W3FA Class: SOAB LP
Call: W3FIZ Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: W3FV Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W3KL Class: SOAB HP
Call: W3LL Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W3SFG Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W3TZ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W4EE Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: W4JAM Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W4KW Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W4LWZ Class: SOAB HP
Call: W4TTY Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: W5MRM Class: SOAB LP
Call: W5WMU Class: SOSB40 HP
Call: W6AWW Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: W6PK Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W6QU Class: SOAB QRP
Call: W6SFK Class: SOAB HP
Call: W6SX Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: W6SZN Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W6TK Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Call: W6VMT Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: W6ZQ Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: W7CAR Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: W7GNP Class: SOAB LP
Call: W7RTX Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: W7SLS Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W7WHY Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W8KTQ Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: W8MJ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: W9AV Class: SOAB HP
Call: W9IIX Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: W9PA Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Call: W9SE Class: SOSB10(TS) HP
Call: W9VQ Class: SOAB LP
Call: WA1DRQ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: WA2JQK Class: SOAB LP
Call: WA2OAX Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: WA3A Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: WA5FWC Class: M/S HP
Call: WA6URY Class: SOAB HP
Call: WA7PRC Class: SOAB LP
Call: WA8HSB Class: SO(A)AB QRP
Call: WB2ZAB Class: SOAB HP
Call: WB4OMM Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: WB5TKI Class: SOAB HP
Call: WB5WAJ Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: WB6JJJ Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: WB8BZK Class: SOAB LP
Call: WB8JUI Class: SOSB10(TS) QRP
Call: WC6H Class: M/2 HP
Call: WD5K Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: WD5R Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: WD8RYC Class: SOAB LP
Call: WF0T Class: SOSB15 QRP
Call: WF4W Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Call: WG3J Class: M/M HP
Call: WH7DX Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: WI4R Class: SOAB LP
Call: WI7N Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: WK7S Class: SOAB HP
Call: WL7E Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: WN1GIV Class: SOSB10(TS) HP
Call: WN2O Class: M/S HP
Call: WN4AFP Class: SOSB40(TS) LP
Call: WN6K Class: SOAB LP
Call: WO4O Class: SOAB LP
Call: WO7R Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: WP2Z Class: M/2 HP
Call: WP3C Class: SOAB LP
Call: WP3EF Class: SOAB LP
Call: WP4DT Class: SOAB LP
Call: WR3Z Class: M/S HP
Call: WR9D Class: SOSB10(TS) HP
Call: WS0WA Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: WS7L Class: M/S HP
Call: WS7V Class: SOAB LP
Call: WT1A Class: SO(A)SB80(TS) LP
Call: WT9U Class: SOAB HP
Call: WU6TT Class: M/S HP
Call: WU6W Class: SOAB HP
Call: WV1K Class: M/S HP
Call: WW1USA Class: SOSB15 LP
Call: WW4LL Class: M/2 HP
Call: WX3B Class: M/M HP
Call: WX4G Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: WZ4F Class: SOAB HP
Call: WZ7ZR Class: SOSB10 HP
Call: XE2AA Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: XE2AU Class: M/S LP
Call: XE2B Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: XE3N Class: SOAB LP
Call: XP1A Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Call: XV4Y Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Call: XW0YJY Class: SOAB LP
Call: YL7A Class: SO(A)SB20 HP
Call: YO3FRI Class: SO(A)AB LP
Call: YO3GOD Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: YO3IMD Class: SO(A)AB(R) LP
Call: YP3A Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: YP7P Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: YP9W Class: SO(A)AB HP
Call: YR5N Class: M/S HP
Call: YS1YS Class: SOSB10(TS) LP
Call: YT0Z Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: YT1A Class: SOSB20 HP
Call: YT1BX Class: SOSB15 LP
Call: YT2AAA Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP
Call: YT4A Class: SOSB80 HP
Call: YT6T Class: M/S HP
Call: YT7M Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: YT7Z Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: YT8WW Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: YU0A Class: SOSB80 LP
Call: YU1TY Class: SOAB LP
Call: YU2A Class: SO(A)SB40 LP
Call: YU5A Class: SOSB15 HP
Call: YU5R Class: M/2 HP
Call: YV4MT Class: SOSB20(TS) LP
Call: YV4NN Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: YY2CAR Class: SOSB40 LP
Call: ZM1A Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: ZM90DX Class: SOAB HP
Call: ZV2K Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Call: ZV5WPX Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Call: ZY2B Class: SOSB10 LP
Call: ZZ5T Class: SOSB20 HP
Index of Calls organized by Class
Class: M/2 HP
Class: M/2 LP
Class: M/M HP
Class: M/S HP
Class: M/S LP
Class: SO(A)AB HP
Class: SO(A)AB LP
Class: SO(A)AB QRP
Class: SO(A)AB(R) LP
Class: SO(A)AB(TS) HP
Class: SO(A)AB(TS) LP
Class: SO(A)AB(TS) QRP
Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
Class: SO(A)SB10 LP
Class: SO(A)SB10(TS) HP
Class: SO(A)SB10(TS) LP
Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Class: SO(A)SB15 LP
Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) HP
Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) LP
Class: SO(A)SB15(TS) QRP
Class: SO(A)SB160 LP
Class: SO(A)SB20 HP
Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) HP
Class: SO(A)SB20(TS) LP
Class: SO(A)SB40 HP
Class: SO(A)SB40 LP
Class: SO(A)SB40 QRP
Class: SO(A)SB40(TS) HP
Class: SO(A)SB80 HP
Class: SO(A)SB80 LP
Class: SO(A)SB80(TS) LP
Class: SOAB HP
Class: SOAB LP
Class: SOAB QRP
Class: SOAB(TS) HP
Class: SOAB(TS) LP
Class: SOSB10 HP
Class: SOSB10 LP
Class: SOSB10 QRP
Class: SOSB10(R) HP
Class: SOSB10(R) LP
Class: SOSB10(TS) HP
Class: SOSB10(TS) LP
Class: SOSB10(TS) QRP
Class: SOSB15 HP
Class: SOSB15 LP
Class: SOSB15 QRP
Class: SOSB15(R) HP
Class: SOSB15(TS) LP
Class: SOSB160 HP
Class: SOSB20 HP
Class: SOSB20 LP
Class: SOSB20 QRP
Class: SOSB20(TS) LP
Class: SOSB40 HP
Class: SOSB40 LP
Class: SOSB40(R) LP
Class: SOSB40(TS) LP
Class: SOSB80 HP
Class: SOSB80 LP
Class: SOSB80 QRP
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