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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2017   Nov 25   Comment Summary

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KØNM   SOAB(A) HP   133,4842017-11-25 14:55:19
All S+P. Unfortunately, business travel cut this short for me. The bands were
jammed with EU stations. No place to call CQ.
Nizar K0NM
 
K2ZR   SOSB/20Classic LP   5,3962017-11-25 18:57:27
Rig: K2 @ 95w
Ant: Traffie HX-5Bi Hexbeam
Log: N1MM Logger+
Had 1 hour to operate before I tore the rig down to take to Key West for
winter.
Always fun but toom little time.
73, Dick K2ZR
 
W5DPT   SOAB(A) HP   2,3502017-11-25 19:56:10
LOCATION: STX
CALLSIGN: W5DPT
CLUB: TEXAS DX SOCIETY
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 3772
OPERATORS: W5DPT
NAME: LOUIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 3625 WHATLEY DRIVE
ADDRESS-CITY: DEER PARK
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: TX
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 77536
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
 
K9GDF   SOAB LP   4,0482017-11-25 21:05:29
Antenna is rain gutter and downspouts.
 
SP1JQJ   SOABClassic HP   47,4762017-11-25 21:19:58
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1,8 41 41 4 21 1,0
7 101 147 13 41 1,5
14 51 89 10 30 1,7
21 21 55 11 13 2,6
Total 214 332 38 105 1,6
Score: 47 476
1 Mult = 1,5 Q's
 
ACØE(@KDØEZS)   SOABClassic HP   22,5372017-11-26 01:00:08
My friend Matt,KD0EZS,let me use his very nice station for today's
effort(actually just playing radio). I ran the 6 hour play as I had other
things going on this weekend. All S&P lots of signals and a nice leisurely
afternoon.
I did manage to work Korea, China, & Malaysia. My first China QSO.
73 Jim AC0E
Setup:
Mosley Classic 33 @ 50 feet
K3/P3 (my contribution)
Alpha 8410 (9500 down for repairs (bummer).
microHam MKII
N1MM+
 
K6RB   SOAB HP   128,4442017-11-26 02:52:21
Casual effort. Just wanted to see how long it would take to work a DXCC CW. It
took me 5.5 hours. Mostly S&P. No assistance.
 
WA1TE   SOAB LP   122017-11-26 06:28:14
First time ever entering in a CW contest, and I picked a big one. I only had an
hour or so to operate, and my CW skills are very poor, but I managed one DX and
one US contact for a claimed score of 12. The bands were either too jammed or
running way too fast for me to get much more than that. I'll have to try more
another contest and see what I can do.
 
N4DU   SOSB(A)/40 HP   53,6312017-11-26 12:02:33
33 ft vertical over 40 radials with 550w and K3S
 
WA1FCN   SOSB(A)/160 LP   3,6482017-11-26 13:25:16
I thought I would try something I never did before SB 160. Well there is
only so much you can do with Low Power !! My setup is fine for domestic
contest, but DX leaves me in the dust..... 73 BoB WA1FCN
 
K5KC(W5TM)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   21,0872017-11-26 14:06:53
Great station! Great hospitality! Great fun!
Thanks for all the QSOs.
 
VE3CV   SOAB(A) LP   93,2592017-11-26 14:15:42
Had too much fun on 80m with great opening to EU....better on
Saturday/Sunday...but before 0300Z it was like busting a pileup for each DX
QSO...got pretty tiring. After 0300Z on Sunday things really got hot and one
call with 100W into the delta loop got through...even to Zone 20. Lots of fun.
Thanks for the Qs.
73
Jeff VE3CV
 
KG9Z   SOSB(A)/160 HP   3782017-11-26 14:37:45
Mainly got on to find ATNO on 160M. Did work one. (104/98) Band condx seemed
poor but I also have a poor 160M antenna. Rig is Yaesu FTdx-3000D. Amp is
AL-80B. Antennas is a 160M OCF @40ft.

The Gentleman's Band sure goes out the window during contests.
 
SA2RFQ   SOAB(A) HP   11,0602017-11-26 14:58:34
CQWWCW Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2017-11-25

CallSign Used : SA2RFQ
Operator(s) : SA2RFQ

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : CW
Default Exchange : 14
Gridsquare : KP15BO

Name : Daniel Brock
Address :
City/State/Zip :
Country : Sweden

ARRL Section : DX
Club/Team :
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6903.0

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 47 57 8 23 1.2
14 51 65 8 27 1.3
21 14 18 4 9 1.3
Total 112 140 20 59 1.3


Score : 11,060
Rig : KX3 + KXPA100 + KPA500

Antennas : EFHW-8010

Soapbox :
 
W7RH   SOSB(A)/160 LP   4,1922017-11-26 15:42:09
This years competition proved to be very difficult and frustrating. Band
conditions were horrid even though forecast was somewhat promising.

If I had not measured coax loss to antenna last weekend I would almost swear
that it was connected to a dummy load.

The list of normally workable stations that were very weak in signal strength
goes on and on. The ratio of heard and not worked was off the charts.

Next year solar cycle 24 will determine whether it lives up to it's promise.

73
Bob W7RH
 
IT9RBW   SOSB(A)/15 HP   106,5242017-11-26 15:52:02
No time this week end. Just for fun

73s de IT9RBW Alex
 
MM3AWD   SOAB QRP   261,8182017-11-26 16:25:20
Lots of preparation went into this one.
Worked on the antennas and did some work on the contest QTH shack.

Band were in reasonable shape, a mass of activity as expected.

Very disappointed with 15. Although it was open nicely on both days, i had a
huge noise level that made hearing everyone. No matter what i checked i could
not find the source of the noise.

It was nice to be able to CQ and run, managed to get a few decent rate hours on
both 80 and 20.
40 seemed somewhat more difficult.
10 was non existent here when i checked throughout the day.

Didnt hear any pacific or even JA. Somewhat strange.

Being unassisted was difficult, was sometimes a nightmare to find new mults or
be heard through piles with the QRP.

160m Vertical just didnt want to work, it needs looked at, Hence only the 1q
there!
But otherwise it was an enjoyable weekend, except the fact we had temps down to
-8c during the first and second nights. Snow on the ground for the first day.

Will continue to make some additions to antennas and make things better for the
contests in 2018.

Thanks to everyone who picked out the QRP sigs and the guys that had the
patience to get the call correct.

Yaesu FT1000MP @5W
N1MM+
4SQ 80m / 2L Yagi 40m @ 100' / TH6DXX @80' / Dipoles, Loops, Verticals.
Generator Power and on a 300m ASL Hill.

73 CU in the next ones.
Scott, MM3AWD
 
HA9PP   SOAB(A) HP   47,7362017-11-26 17:01:01
Took part in this contest as just for fun.
Made 52 new call.
Hope, I gave some ponts for big guns.

73! Steve
 
VU2XE   SOAB(A) HP   632,8962017-11-26 17:43:32
Homebrewed vertical and N6RK loop from VUCG helped to perform better on 40 mtr.
there was no opening on 10mtr both days. 20mtr noise was bit higher than usual
at my location. I had hickup with spiderbeam on day1'after 10UTC till next
morning 5 UTC due to loose choke connection. Once corrected, it went smooth
on
day 2.
Thanks much for giving me Q points. See you next time!
Kiran
VU2XE

Complete story ---

Last year CQWW, I had discovered value of low bands during the contest and
wanted to improvise one band at least this year. Well, there was great news on
propagation with improved Solar Flux with new sunspot appearing on Sun's plate.
So hope for higher bands as well. However,it is "the" contest time
! So...

After much of background work talking to many hams in VU and reading some DX
articles, I thought of settling on 40mtr vertical. However, I was having issue
with listening. VU Contest group member VU2PTT extended his help by providing
me a kit of N6RK loop components. Few weeks before the contest I started
experimenting with this combo first with only vertical and then fixing N6RK
loop. I could hear EU very well, however, W6 stations reported deaf on cluster
during our grey line period. I was really amazed at the same time by another
veteran ham from Bangalore VU2GSM working W stations. Also there were hams in
Kerala working US on 40mtr without much difficulty. So there is lot to
improvise to dig out layers of callers in future as well. For now N6RK loop was
great booster to me on getting that 2nd tier stations.

Now with one additional band in relatively good condition, I was happy and
prepared. During final station check on Friday evening around 10 UT, I got a
shocker with Spiderbeam behaving badly with varying SWR. Panic rush to terrace
and tightening balun and wire lug contact nuts seemed to resolve the matter.
Contest day morning provided good start on 40mtr and then after around 5UT,
turned to 15mtr to buzz that for next few hours putting more than 350 Qs by
10UT. There was no sign of 10mtr having any signal which limited any
possibility of big runs. By this time, I was hoping to switch to 20mtr and try
to put another 300 before switching to 40mtr at night. the problem with
Spiderbeam SWR contacts surfaced again and had to suspend the 20mtr operation
till next morning as our apartment security would not allow us to enter terrace
after dark!. Bit disappointing, but hope lingered around 40mtr to make most of
it. And, sure it did so running for next few hours till late night around
20UTC. By this time, QSO count had crossed 700. I could make clear difference
from operating with only dipole last time vs with vertical + loop combo this
time. Stations which used to be in shadow of noise earlier emerged in clear
this time.

Second day, I went and fixed contact issues around balun where there was some
residue of rubber around the washer and nut. I had planned outing with family
rest of the morning hours. I may not missed any openings, as when I returned
around 9UT, there was no sign of 10mtr opening. 15mtr and 20mtr SnP started on
slow pace. Did not get much response to running other than K3LR, W3LPL, ZF9CW
and few other North Americans coming back. However the signals were not strong.
Partially, the new high rise building which has comeup north west to north east
might be the cause as well. As per HFTA software, high rise is cutting down low
angle elevation signals which are crucial for NA shortpath from here. Finally, I
made some drag towards the end on 40mtr before closing early at around 19UTC
after crossing 1000 mark.

There are lessons each time. However much one is prepared, expect some issues.
Low band are really rulers in these time. Hopefully, I can add another band -
80mtr next and even better receiving capability.

Thanks all for the QSOs.
73s
VU2XE Kiran

Following are the detailed count from contest log:

Band QSOs ZN Cty
7 475 24 71
14 150 17 46
21 370 23 63
28 8 2 2
Total 1003 66 182

Score: 632,896

Link to last year’s blog post:
http://kiranpadiyar.blogspot.in/2016/11/what-got-me-here-will-not-take-me-there.html
 
HG8K(HA8GY)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   192,1252017-11-26 17:49:01
Rig:IC-775DSP + 500W
Ant:4 band vertical (ECO), Inv. vee dipole
 
S52W   SOSB(A)/20 LP   183,5202017-11-26 17:52:11
FT2000 + G5RV

73 Damjan S52W
 
OG7O(OH1VR)   SOABClassic QRP   201,7282017-11-26 18:18:12
I would like to thank all of you for a great patience to pick up my callsign on
loaded contest conditions. I usually run 1500 W and now I went down to 5 W. It
brought back all nice memories of my novice era early 60's. I still wonder how
Randy K5ZD picked up my callsign on 80 mtrs with one try. Elecraft KX3 with
win-test did most of the job and my forefinger is now good friend with
keyboard's F1 and F4 buttons :-)
 
K7CW   SOSB/160 HP   4,1282017-11-26 18:28:02
Still need to work on improving lossy radial system, but managed to work CN2AA.
Their op had good ears. Heard JT5DX on my unterminated BOG, Wow. Didn't stay up
all night both nights, but I don't think I missed many JAs. Didn't work BY, but
heard BI4WXD CQing with no results long after sunrise. He didn't hear me.
Frustrating. 73, Paul K7CW
 
NF4J   SOAB LP   90,1382017-11-26 18:30:12
Propagation on Friday night was strange, much better on Saturday and early
Sunday morning.

73,
Danny Bush - NF4J
 
EF3A(EA3KU)   SOABClassic HP   1,488,5372017-11-26 18:34:25
My fist entry in Classic Overlay .

RIG : IC775DSP + TL-922
ant : HF6V vertical.
 
W8ASA   SOAB LP   30,3482017-11-26 19:07:45
10 was dead, as you all know. I tried sending CQ for more than two hours, with
nary a response.
 
K4FXN   SOAB(A) HP   827,0222017-11-26 19:15:52
Started running LP and didn't do much. Turned on amp and started having fun.
My station is not set up for DX contests but results were surprising!
FTdx-3000
L-7 amp
X-9 and wires
 
IK2YCW(IK2QPR)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   238,1272017-11-26 19:23:07
Prop was not very good in the morning, but i had 2 nice afternoon with good runs
with Usa.
 
5X8B(DL3YM)   SOAB(A) LP   500,1372017-11-26 19:24:41
Contesting from a rural area 800 meters north of the equator can be quite
different. This weekend resulted in over a dozen flea and mosquito bites,
provided three power blackouts and one thunder storm, yet an incredible amount
of fun handing out zone 37 to the deserving. Operation at night was almost
impossible due to QRM at S 8 to 9 levels coming from local light installations.
Had to shut down on Sunday afternoon to transfer back to Entebbe. TNX all for
the Qs and an experience I shall never forget!
 
OH1Z(OH1LEG)   SOSB(A)/40 QRP   30,2402017-11-26 19:44:25
Antenna 2el Optibeam
Rig Elecraft KX3 5w
 
HH2AA(W2RE)   SOAB LP   1,019,2682017-11-26 20:26:46
I can’t think of a better way to spend a day in the fall. This was incredible
fun!

Who is HH2AA? https://www.qrz.com/db/hh2aa

HH2AA is a special event station located in the mountains just south of
Port-au-Prince. The suffix AA = Air Ambulance.

The HH2AA is a group effort between the Haitian Radio Club, Felix HH2FX,
Jean-Robert HH2JR and RemoteHamRadio. All the proceed using HH2AA on the RHR
network is given back to the people of Haiti.

About HH2AA:

It located on a 6300' Mountain and is remote access only!

It operates on solar power with a reliable fiber connection.

It started in 2015 with a trip to Obleon Haiti to do a site survey of the
location, It didnt take us long before we had an OCF @ 80' on a 100' tower and
operational by remote access. This video doesn't do it justice but it gives you
an idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=IENKWZTtFdM

In early 2017 a new fiber connection was installed. This meant we could expand
the station capabilties.

Two weeks ago, Lee WW2DX and I traveled to HH2AA and installed new antennas.
The top antenna was fixed NE (Europe) @ 66' Cushcraft A4's and A3's NW (USA) @
33' on the 100' Rohn 45 tower. We also expanded the solar capabilty by adding
more batteries. We didn't know what to expect but we anticipated it was going
to be better than the OCF dipole. Photo:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/1P6qugjAWSw6NNXt1


Back home in USA and preperation for CQWW.

On our return back to NY we notice that the reliable fiber connection at the
HH2AA site was down and no-timetable for its return. This was terrible news and
dampened any dreams of a planned M/S, unfortunately it was called off.
Meanwhile, my wife Lori seazed on the opportunity and made plans for a family
get together on Sunday. I knew that I could play around a bit Friday and some
on Saturday and made alternative plans to operate the Summit station in the
Catskills remote.

Miraculously, the fiber returned on Thanksgiving and the connection was solid.
I played around with the new antennas on Thanksgiving day and all seemed great!
I tried to get a team together last minute but it wasnt in the cards. I decided
to operate P/T and give these new antenna a rip.

What happened in the contest was not even in the realm of reality. The world
must know HH2AA is on solar power and its a must to get them in the log while
you can. I made this assumption based on the craziness. The pileups were
ruthless and operating split for obvious reasons in a contest is not a good
idea. I tried every method to control the madness, maybe a seasoned operator on
CW could have handled this better but I was clearly over my head. Unfortunately,
I couldn't hide high in the band to control the rate because of skimmers. The
only thing that worked was run a bit and once the pileup beacme uncontrollable
was move to another frequency.

A look at the skimmers (RBN's) suggests that HH2AA even with 100W is doing well
in EU, USA and Asia. The JA's were super loud even on 40M!

Its evident the station capabilty is beyond expectations.

Whats next?

The RHR team is heading back to HH2AA in Dec/Jan to install 50' R45 tower with
6M5 6M antenna and MomoBeam Penta for 10/12/15/17/20 on a rotor.

I think its very possible to do an SO2R operation from HH2AA in the future with
the new antennas and upgraded solar. Its something we may consider if we
continue to expand.

The remote technonlogy is getting better. Its now possible to operate a station
in another country and have a blast! I pinch myself every time I turn the radio
on and the banner flashes welcome to HH2AA on my K3-Mini or any other site I
operate remote.

I would like to thank Felix HH2FX, Jean-Robert HH2JR, Ayiti Air Anbilans and
the RHR development team for access to this wonderful station. Without this
joint effort this wouldnt be possible.


Thanks for all the Q's

Ray W2RE
 
KQØC   SOAB(A) HP   75,8882017-11-26 20:33:57
Just playing around. Conditions didn't seem terrific. I did test out a new 20
meter vertical dipole on a summit which nearly equals my yagi.
 
G6T(G4MKP)   SOAB(A) HP   1,149,7202017-11-26 20:43:10
Thanks for the Qs everyone.
Cheers,
Tel/G4MKP
 
N1QD   SOSB(A)/20 HP   56,6102017-11-26 20:54:08
Casual part-time effort in addition to my time at K1KP.
 
K4AFE   SOAB(A)Rookie HP   120,0602017-11-26 20:54:55
Thanks for the DX QSOs to West Tennessee. Great contest! Thanks to KD5DD (NN5O)
for dragging me along...

Come visit our site: http://www.deepdixiecc.org

Kenwood TS-990S
MFJ-998 Tuner
Ameritron ALS-600PS
102ft G5RV
520ft 160m Horizontal Loop
Cushcraft R8 Vertical
K9AY Receive Array
 
K5WA   SOAB HP   2,604,1562017-11-26 21:03:42
The bands were nice and quiet and I thought things were going great until I
looked at the score. My mults were lower than last year when I ran LP. QSOs
were higher as expected with more power but the mults dropping so much seems
strange. Sunday afternoon had strange flutter into zone 14 and then then 15
faded. Strong signals remained on 20. 10 was only open to 6 - 13 from here.

This was the first test of my new M2 40 and I probably spent too much time on
40 playing with it but it sure did well. I've still got to pull down the old
KLM 40 that got damaged in Hurricane Harvey but all the new antennas made it
fine.

I quit early for this because we seem to run out of any kind of rate at all so
I thought I'd win back a couple of brownie points with my XYL by getting home
earlier than expected...especially since I'm going to play in the ARRL160 next
weekend. Quite a balancing act. ;-)

By the way, there sure were a lot of stations with clicks. Not sure if that is
different from the past or it was so quiet I just heard more of them.

Thanks for the Qs.

73,

Bob K5WA
 
OF6MW(OH6MW)   SOAB(A) HP   3,000,4192017-11-26 21:21:12
Tnx qsos,
73 Ari OH6MW
 
K3NDM   SOABClassic LP   131,3782017-11-26 21:40:03
All wire antennas
 
YL2VW   SOABClassic HP   990,1922017-11-26 21:45:22
Thanks for fun to everyone!
Could not join until late Saturday evening. And then 24 hours non-stop for
Classic overlay entry. Did 1 hour break and some other hours were spoiled with
shorter breaks.

Setup:
Icom 756 Pro2; 1 kW; GXP7 tribander @13.5m AGL for 20m-10m bands; fan InvVs on
80 & 40m; 13m high top loaded vertical on top-band; plus MFJ noise
canceler, without it topband would be no joy at all. Setup details on
qrz.com/db/yl2vw

73!
Agris/YL2VW
 
OK8DD   SOSB(A)/40 QRP   81,5102017-11-26 21:46:24
SunSDR2 PRO ( ExpertSDR2 v1.2RC2 + SDC by UT4LW )
ANT: Linear loaded vertical

Many thanks for the QSOs.

73, Romas - OK8DD
 
ZL1IF   SOSB/40Classic HP   345,3062017-11-26 22:04:03
1st night 12 hrs: the great condx produced over 80% of total contest qso volume.
2nd night: operator condx and band condx were low. Closed early.
Thanks for a fun weekend!
 
S5ØK   SOSB(A)/20 HP   754,5512017-11-26 22:04:48
Strange for 20 m, the band in general closed very early both days, soon after
17.00 UTC.

There were much more mults heard or observed around both days, but not
available for me.

Thanks for all calls, best 73s,
Marko, S50K
 
VA2SG   SOAB LP   138,9662017-11-26 22:08:50
vry part time - holidays parties kepts me out shack
 
KD3RF   SOAB HP   76,9462017-11-26 22:17:37
Casual operation this year, excellent conditions on 40. 80 / 160 very noisy.
 
N1LN   SOAB(A) HP   1,278,7762017-11-26 22:21:46
What started out as a M2 entry turned into a SOAB A casual effort. This weekend
never fails to disappoint from the availability of our regular team members,
including MYSELF! There were 3 Duke basketball games, 1 Duke football game and
other numerous family related items that took up my time and resulted in the
part time casual effort.

That being said, both 15 and 20 meters made Saturday and Sunday mornings fun.
I got on both days around 1200 UTC starting on 15 meters and enjoyed being
there for the EU opening. Today I had several burst rates approaching 300 per
hour. The band was so quiet I was able to pull out stations that would not
normally even be heard. Excellent! With a late move to 20 I was also pleased
and surprised both days to find run frequencies on 20. Wow, was that band
busy. Today was much better as I found the opening at the lower end of the
band.

Thanks to all that participated and gave me the Qs. Based on the excellent
conditions I am expecting to see some fantastic scores.

Hope to work you next weekend in the ARRL 160 CW. Yes, we have a team for
that.

73,
Bruce N1LN
 
EA8/LZ1ABC   SOSB/20Classic LP   252,4202017-11-26 22:21:56
Portable operation from Tenerife - Charco Los Chochos (20m from the ocean).
You can see a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKAcgcHCE-o
Equipment was ts590 (70w) plus inverted V antenna 12m from the ground. Power
was from the car.
First day 500qsos and the weather was not so nice - cloudy with some occasional
rain.
Second day 400qsos and the wx was great - 26C, sunny and nice. Wife and me were
able to get some tan.
80% of the time was spent CQ-ing. Was surprised how many state side stations
were calling me including zone 3.
Thanks to ED8X for the 12m mast that they gave me - I am sure it made the
difference.

73's and thanks for all the QSOs
de Chav/lz1abc
 
7S7V   SOABClassic LP   3,6902017-11-26 22:21:58
ICOM IC-7400 + EFHW 41m @5m
 
VE7KW(@VE7SCC)   SOABClassic HP   726,8952017-11-26 22:33:35
@VE7SCC Very enjoyable, good runs, a little less DX than usual. Lost an hour due
to a log error.
Thanks to all!
73 Keith
 
VK3JA   SOAB HP   830,8932017-11-26 22:41:38
Surprisingly good propagation considering the indexes. Ten meters had big
signals trans-equitorial to JA for many hours. 15 meters into EU evening hours
here morning daybreak there was as good as I ever can recall. Local
thunderstorms caused QRN the first night on 40 here but later in the weekend
the QRN weakened and 40m signals were so strong that the pileups became
unmanageable.

Some great operators in top form this year. A few good runs made it a nice
contest weekend for me. I hope you all enjoyed this great event.

73 to all Steve VK3JA
 
N4BAA   SOAB LP   156,6522017-11-26 22:42:30
All dipoles at 70 feet!!
Free standing tower will be ready in April!! Can't wait!!!
Go FRC!!!
 
K6BZZ   SOABClassic HP   7,6452017-11-26 22:43:46
Short time in contest but lots of fun. Never heard needed zone 34.
 
K7EG   SOABClassic HP   26,6902017-11-26 22:47:53
160M was dead. 20M & 40M had some excellent brief openings.
 
N5PHT   SOAB HP   200,2322017-11-26 22:51:01
Sick this weekend with pneumonia but still fun and something to do. Thanks
 
W5WZ   SOAB(A) HP   689,2802017-11-26 22:51:54
Visit https://www.w5wz.com/

Antenna on Tower #1
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(2) Force 12 C51XR @ 118′ rotating and 52′ fixed to Europe (2 el LL on 40,
3 el on 20, 4 el on 15, 7 el on 10)

(1) Force 12 C31XR @ 85′ rotating on TIC Ring 1022E (3 el on 20, 4 el on 15,
7 el on 10)

80 meter wire dipole at 75 feet

160 meter wire dipole at 105 feet

160 meter Inverted-L 75′ high 100′ wide with 40 radials.

Shunt fed for 80 meters, 40 buried radials.
 
K7MY   SOSB/15 LP   9,5002017-11-26 22:58:22
Minimal operating time.
 
K3SWZ   SOAB HP   361,6252017-11-26 22:59:14
First all band effort.
80 Meter antenna was defective. Line Noise on 160 Meters was 20 over! Power
company working on it.... Disappointed that several Zone 3 and 4 "Big
Guns" ignored me when I was calling for the Zone. They should know
better!
Very pleased with results..
 
VE2FK   SOAB(A) HP   636,9002017-11-26 23:06:08
73, Thanks for Q
Claude VE2FK
 
KB3Z   SOAB(A) HP   1,101,1002017-11-26 23:08:18
First time that I scored over a million points!!!
 
K7HBN   SOABClassic QRP   56,9562017-11-26 23:11:45
Not the best conditions, but enjoyed my new SunSDR2qrp 5watt DDC/DUC rig from
Expert Electronics.
 
K7ABV   SOAB HP   243,2642017-11-26 23:13:39
again a s and p weekend..never called cq..I must be getting really lazy, or
don't like pileups on me haw...ten wasn't their..checked often..not a single
signal..20 was the money band..Europe was better on Saturday, but, family
affairs took over...so missed a lot that morning...seems thanksgiving weekend
is always a compromise for a lot of family guys...wx was good here, but windy,
not always willing to turn the antenna, so worked JA long path I guess on
sunday...for me this in the king of contests..I love to show up, even if I
don't win a thing..always good to qso friends we meet only on this weekend...so
I guess I really enjoyed my short weekend...thanks for the q's...now if the sun
would only help us out a bit hi..so long from Big Sky country
 
VE3XD   SOAB(A) LP   75,8232017-11-26 23:20:52
40 Watts into attic antennas.
 
NN2NN   SOAB HP   118,1642017-11-26 23:22:50
Jumped in and out of the fray... made Q's as I had time. Thanks es 73 Steve
NN2NN
 
W1VEM   SOAB(A) HP   266,5132017-11-26 23:24:56
Sunday certainly was more productive for me than Fri/Sat. Conditions seemed
poor on Saturday. Still had a good time despite low S&P rates.
 
KY4F   SOAB LP   19,8002017-11-26 23:26:51
Only had a few minutes here and there this weekend to play around. Can't
complain with the results with only 2+ hours in the chair. Fun as always!

73, Doug
KY4F
 
W6SR   SOAB(A) HP   131,3552017-11-26 23:28:59
Very PT effort............
 
VO1BQ   SOABClassic HP   328,3202017-11-26 23:30:19
Great contest for me... S&P Sat and switched to running early afternoon on
Sunday at about the 500 QSO mark. Meant to enter Classic Category, but may
have messed that up on my Cabrillo entry...meaning I forgot.... Took lots of
breaks for at least an hour each time for dog walks, rest, food etc total
operating time was 15hrs 07 min. Conditions seemed to be very good, really
enjoyed both the S&P and the Good Runs I had Sunday afternoon. I was
running 500W and a D3 dipole on 15 and 20 and a DXCC inverted Vee on 40 and
80M. 73 Joe VO1BQ
 
K9MA   SOABClassic HP   1,249,4682017-11-26 23:36:44
While conditions were much less disturbed than last year, they were still
disappointing, even considering the low sunspot count. The EU openings on 20
were very short both days, 40 went long very early, EU was weak on 80, and 160
never opened to EU from here. Lots of very, very weak signals. Highlights
were a little run on 40 Sunday afternoon (very rare without a beam from these
parts), and working 5 mults in the last 3 minutes. 24 hours is about right:
even there there were some very slow times.

73,
Scott K9MA

K3, AL-82, SB-220
TH7 at 21 M
A3 at 15 M, fixed SE
40 M rotatable dipole at 23 M
Shunt fed tower on 80 and 160
RX Loops for 80 and 160
(18 by 36 meter city lot)
 
K1ZR   SOAB(A) LP   230,8882017-11-26 23:38:11
A far cry from making over 4200 Q's as SO in this one a few years ago!

After a year of off time (new job has consumed most of my bandwidth) I've begun
purging the rigs and amps due to age (25 year old 781's and Alpha amps), so
ended up playing around on a loaner rig running 100w. Despite all of the
aluminum, LP + horrible condx = *insert sad face here*

Goal is to have the station 100% for ARRL DX CW.

Happy Holiday's to all.
 
KE3X   SOAB(A) HP   100,3982017-11-26 23:38:35
Spent the Thanksgiving weekend in NYC with family, did a few hours at the end

Ken
 
AD5A   SOABClassic HP   1,692,9962017-11-26 23:40:49
Rocksprings, TX QTH

160 1/4 Vertical with SAL 30
80m Dipole @ 100ft
40m 2 X Moxon stack on 170 ft tower
20m 2 x Tribander stack on 170 ft. tower

K3/Alpha 9500 @ 1.5 KW

Much better effort than last year, but also a big step up in antennas. I like
the 24 hour Classic category for a couple of reasons. The first, of course, is
that it's 24 hours, but it also requires another bit of strategy on when to
operate. I enjoyed the contest and thanks for all the QSO's
 
VE3HG   SOAB(A) QRP   6,1042017-11-26 23:41:57
Nice to work JA with 5 watts at end of contest. Big thrill was KH on 80 with 5
watts to a ground-mounted vertical :) Condx sucked for QRP (and like for KW as
well).
 
K6GHA   SOSB(A)/20 LP   49,6402017-11-26 23:47:01
Spent more time than I expected. Had fun.
Conditions to Europe were a bit hard from the West Coast, but what else is new?
 
K4OAQ   SOSB/15 HP   338,2502017-11-26 23:48:09
Yaesu FT-1000, Alpha 89
4 el 15M Yagi at 74 ft
Tks for the Qs
73, Fritz K4OAQ
EM97qb
Dublin, VA
 
W1IE   SOABClassic QRP   21,8702017-11-26 23:50:03
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: VA
CALLSIGN: W1IE
CLUB: Potomac Valley Radio Club
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-POWER: QRP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 21870
OPERATORS: W1IE
NAME: GERALD KNOWLTON
ADDRESS: 1113 PINECREST AVE
ADDRESS-CITY: BEDFORD
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: VA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 24523
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE: YES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6895.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
AB3CX   SOAB(A) HP   4,740,3402017-11-26 23:51:47
Two different kinds of days. Sunday started to slide early, the 15 meter opening
started OK but never got to deep EU, and it fell in earlier than Saturday. 10M
was pathetic here on Sunday after being barely useful Saturday. I started
running on 40M at 245 PM local time Sunday, as 20M seemed to be crumping, and
the run was better than what was available on the higher bands! 40M provided
the engine for Sunday afternoon until the far east opening on 20M. Hopefully we
are getting near the sunspot bottom.
 
VE9AA   SOABClassic HP   2,014,2872017-11-26 23:53:20
<insert witty comment here>

I was going to do another iron pants effort @41-43 hrs & SO2R but haven't
been feeling well lately, so decided on Classic (I laugh at all the Classic
'ASSISTED' entries I am reading about on 3830scores)....doh ! Classic means
one radio and no Telnet/Internet dudes. Geez....

What can I say? I have lowwww wires (4Sq's mostly) and around 650W to work
with.

Playing So1R almost felt like flying blind.

Sure missed having huge solar flux to help out...especially 10m ! (though I did
get a surprise Es opening late Sunday morning which garnered me nearly 100 very
much appreciated Q's.

Very few freq fights.

10 & 15 had lots of open spaces, but prop was generally meh

20m was weak Sat (I felt) but a bit better Sunday.

Hard to be heard in EU on Sat, but better Sunday after they had worked each
other mostly (hi)

80m was pretty strong Friday night. Gave up early on 80m Sat night.

160m had issues with my antennas, so SWR only tolerable in OMNI or to the SW
(which hurt score big time on this band)

Much of the contest was "NAQP" to me and I am sure this tells the
tale:
North America 158 190 221 550 260 87 1466 59.3
South America 0 2 11 10 32 4 59 2.4
Europe 8 124 206 446 106 0 890 36.0
Asia 0 2 4 5 1 0 12 0.5
Africa 0 4 7 11 9 2 33 1.3
Oceania 1 2 3 1 1 0 8 0.3
??? 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2

Was a thrill to work some JA's LP on 40m.

However, my BIGGEST thrill came early in the contest when I was just checking
10m to see if there was any life. Worked one Brazilian stn on my HF9V (very
very weak) and then I decided to check sidescatter to EU on the very low yagi
and heard Dave - VE9CB (disguised as 6W1SU) CQing on the low end of 10m. I
couldn't believe my ears....and he had no callers ! (how come the skimmer crowd
was not all over him?) Amazingly got him on the 2nd call. Signals were very
weak, but 10m is so quiet (here anyways) that it was an easy QSO. Went on to
make a total of 4 Q's with Dave VE9CB visiting over there in 6W for a great
weekend mult boost. Thanks Dave !
Unique callsigns worked = 1773

The best 60 minute rate was 181/hour from 1857 to 1956
The best 30 minute rate was 196/hour from 1855 to 1924
The best 10 minute rate was 240/hour from 1856 to 1905

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 1 times.
5 QSOs/minute 11 times.
4 QSOs/minute 116 times.
3 QSOs/minute 266 times.
2 QSOs/minute 387 times.
1 QSOs/minute 375 times.
Unique callsigns worked = 1773
North America 158 190 221 550 260 87 1466 59.3
South America 0 2 11 10 32 4 59 2.4
Europe 8 124 206 446 106 0 890 36.0
Asia 0 2 4 5 1 0 12 0.5
Africa 0 4 7 11 9 2 33 1.3
Oceania 1 2 3 1 1 0 8 0.3
??? 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2

The best 60 minute rate was 181/hour from 1857 to 1956
The best 30 minute rate was 196/hour from 1855 to 1924
The best 10 minute rate was 240/hour from 1856 to 1905

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 1 times.
5 QSOs/minute 11 times.
4 QSOs/minute 116 times.
3 QSOs/minute 266 times.
2 QSOs/minute 387 times.
1 QSOs/minute 375 times.
Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 21
4 1361
5 767
6 312
7 2
8 4
9 4
10 1
Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1361
2 bands 235
3 bands 101
4 bands 49
5 bands 20
6 bands 7

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

K3LR K3MD W8FJ K8AZ K2LE KE4S
K1TTT


CU (all of sudden) in the next one!

dit dit

-Mike VE9AA in NB
 
N5XE   SOAB LP   107,7062017-11-26 23:55:04
First day I was fighting a cold and didn't give much of an effort. Better day
on Sunday.

30 watts with tribander and wires.
 
KI9A   SOAB(A) HP   216,8012017-11-26 23:55:49
Got a few bugs worked out of my new 7600. On for awhile just clicking stations
on N1MM and looking for friends. Very impressed with the rig compared to my old
Pro 3. Also, happy with the new 40 meter delta loop...apex only 40', and bottom
about 6' off the ground.

73 and CU on 160

73- Chuck KI9A
 
N9GUN   SOAB(A) HP   103,8312017-11-26 23:56:20
Part time with Dipole and Ground Mounted Antenna. Lots of noice but 1KW helps
in this contest.

Thanks for the QSOs.

73 de Tom, N9GUN
 
K1IB   SOAB HP   216,0812017-11-26 23:56:53
My wire antennas are down due to recent high winds. I operated 20 and 15m with a
KT-34 at 50 ft. Never heard anything on 10m. Didn't make an all-out effort but
had a good time running Europeans Sunday morning and chasing mults later on.
 
K7IDX   SOSB(A)/20 LP   5,5442017-11-26 23:57:34
part time... mostly Sunday....heard no Z 30
was a minnow among BIG sharks
lots of tuning around for zones....couldn't raise LZ9W for 20
 
WØETT   SOABClassic HP   453,7982017-11-26 23:58:24
Band condx were pretty good for the CQWW CW this weekend. QSOs and DX countries
worked were pretty balanced on 15, 20, and 40m, with some help on
zones/countries on 80m. Nice to work so many familiar call signs in the test.

73 Ken, W0ETT
 
N4AF   SOAB HP   4,577,7602017-11-26 23:58:30
40M open 24hrs. Worked S52W at high noon.
Best wishes to my radio buds for the holidays.

73, Howie
CQ-WW-CW SUMMARY SHEET

CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
START DATE: 25-11-17
CALLSIGN USED: N4AF
LOCATOR: FM15

CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CERTIFICATE: NO
OPERATORS: N4AF
CLUB: Potomac Valley Radio Club
LOCATION: NC
NAME: Howard Hoyt N4AF
ADDRESS: 549 Bluebird Trail
ADDRESS-CITY: Blounts Creek
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: NC
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 27814
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
EMAIL: HOWIE.N4AF@GMAIL.COM

OPERATING TIME: 33:43:06
CQ COUNTER: 4307
RUN/SEARCH: 2544/724 Qs
UNIQUE CALLSIGNS: 2272

SOFTWARE: TR4W v.4.65.6 http://www.tr4w.net

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
__________________________________________________________
160CW 25 24 59 16 7
80CW 332 330 932 75 18
40CW 1180 1158 3252 106 29
20CW 954 937 2756 91 28
15CW 765 752 2216 89 22
10CW 12 12 33 8 6
__________________________________________________________

Totals 3268 3213 9248 385 110
Final Score = 4577760 points.
 
VA2CZ   SOAB(A) LP   710,9852017-11-26 23:58:57
IT WAS REALLY FUNNY !!!
 
N4CF   SOAB(A) LP   156,3052017-11-27 00:00:01
More fun than I expected. 15M was good on Saturday morning and to a lesser
extent on Sunday morning. Snagged 6W1SU on my first call for an ATNO.

Thanks for the Qs.
 
K7AZT   SOABClassic LP   50,6922017-11-27 00:00:49
I like round numbers. Quit after 50K score and 165 QSOs. Spent more time than
expected.
 
K2QMF   M/S HP   5,421,5792017-11-27 00:00:51
Very poor conditions!!
We need some sunspots for ARRL CW...

Thanks for the Q's

73,Ted K2QMF and Crew
 
K3PP   SOAB(A) HP   1,510,5162017-11-27 00:01:09
FUN! FUN! FUN!
 
SV5DKL   SOSB(A)/40 HP   466,0412017-11-27 00:01:10
FT-2000
SPE Expert 1K-FA
Inverted-L 27.5m total length
RAN-5M2 Auto Antenna Coupler

Tnx for all QSOs!
 
W3TB   SOAB(A) HP   425,4362017-11-27 00:01:16
Had to run Low Power on 20m only because of a common mode problem on that band.
Signals not so strong, but plenty of activity.

I appreciate that CQWW runs this CW contest this weekend, because I had my
annual laryngitis.
 
W2NO   SOAB(A) HP   816,0882017-11-27 00:03:09
Conditions were not good till late Sunday...
 
KØVG   SOABClassic HP   75,1982017-11-27 00:03:38
Could only run low power on 15M otherwise computer would lockup.
 
K3SEN   SOAB HP   207,8352017-11-27 00:03:45
Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN Elecraft K-Line / Hustler 6BTV.
 
LY5W   SOSB(A)/40 HP   704,3402017-11-27 00:04:27
First 100 countries in 100 minutes :)
My best multiplier ever in single band effort CQWW.
73, Sam LY5W
 
KD1YV   SOAB(A) LP   11,1542017-11-27 00:05:17
Limited time availability due to family commitments.
Had to rebuild my wire antenna.
 
K4IU   SOAB(A) HP   146,3002017-11-27 00:05:32
Band conditions were poor and had lots of family. But then Sunday pm 40 really
opened up. Made my short time very efficient.
 
K3MD   SOAB(A) HP   2,781,4602017-11-27 00:06:02
So much for the predictons of poor conditions.
 
KD5DD(NN5O)   SOAB(A) HP   174,6802017-11-27 00:06:06
Lots of fun, even with very limited time. Thanks for the Qs.

I was using KD5DD, the club call sign for our Deep Dixie Contest Club
(http://deepdixiecc.org). You're welcome to visit our site....and maybe to join
one of our teams in a forthcoming contest. We're recruiting, already, for the
January 2018 NAQP, mainly CW, but we have several who have signed up already
for the SSB and RTTY weekends.

73,
--Dr. Larry S. Anderson, NN5O #1327
Tupelo, MS (birthplace of Elvis)
Rig: Ten-Tec Orion 565AT ~1000w into 400 foot horizontal loop up 40 feet
 
N4QS   SOAB(A) HP   711,3122017-11-27 00:06:50
3 el tribander and verticals on low bands
 
VE3GFN   SOAB(A) LP   340,8002017-11-27 00:07:25
Lots of fun! My running practice in CWTs this year sure helped my score!
 
VO1HP   SOSB/160 HP   65,2802017-11-27 00:07:26
Remote:
K3Mini/K3+KPA500+KAT500
Tx: Inverted L 56ft to the bend overlooking ocean + FCP(K2AV)
Rx: 200ft unterminated BOG.
 
N6PN   SOAB(A) LP   202,9892017-11-27 00:07:52
Elecraft k3 @ 100w
HF6V vertical
Bravo5a vertical
20/15 meter dipoles
 
W3RGA   SOAB(A) HP   393,3902017-11-27 00:08:13
A low dipole, 500W and a ton of line noise.
 
K2AL   SOAB(A) QRP   13,1482017-11-27 00:08:24
5 watts. Elecraft K-1 & Icom-703. Mosley 3-el Mini Beam and 40M dipole.

K2AL
 
WØDLE   M/S LP   651,3262017-11-27 00:08:40
Did not have enough ops for a full time effort, but still had fun. Thanks to
Dave for bringing all the food, 15 meters was not bad considering the solar
cycle.
 
KØVBU   SOSB(A)/15 LP   23,5622017-11-27 00:08:54
K3-100 P3; TH6DXX @ 50\'; 80/40 Trap dipole @ 30\'; 160 INV L @ 30\'(winter
only)

Limited time with family in from out of town. Glad to hear 15 open.
Thanks!

73
Bill K0VBU
 
K6RIM   SOAB(A) HP   229,4322017-11-27 00:09:11
All S&P.

Decent conditions, much better than last year.

20M opened well to EU on Sunday AM.

73,

Al, K6RIM
__________________________________________________________

TS-990, KPA500, Traffie HexBeam and SteppIR Big IR Vertical
Logger: N1MM+
 
K3HW   SOAB(A) LP   213,2822017-11-27 00:09:14
I was going to do a single band entry but I was persuaded by my club members
including N3AD and W3GD to do an all band effort even though my station is tiny
with my 2 element tribnder, wires and no amp. I still had fun and put some
points in the FRC coffers. Conditions were terrible to me on Friday night and
Saturday. Every QSO was an effort and a painful experience. Thanks to the DX
for the patience in pulling out my tiny station. Sunday was much better for
conditions especially on 40 and 80 in the last few hours. I picked up a lot of
mults in the last few hours on the low bands. Favorite moments included busting
a pileup with proper call placement for a zone 10 mult and working a few
JAs,ZL, and a VK6 in the last hour of the contest. I am hoping things get
better in 2018 and I can improve the antennas and find a used amp so that my
totals improve. The IC-7300 filters saved the day for this contest. I could
pull out things I never could with my old Pro II and even my old 7600. Thanks
to the DX and Go FRC! 73 de K3HW ..
 
XE2AU   SOAB LP   134,6402017-11-27 00:09:40
Very good conditions and great participatio, lots of fun
 
HK3C   SOAB(A) HP   160,2302017-11-27 00:09:48
My first CQWW CW contest ever with proper logging.
 
NG7Z   SOAB(A) LP   27,2802017-11-27 00:10:20
Well that was fun. Operated Sat and Sun afternoons only. All S&P. I'm amazed
with this radio and how well it hears. Worked many stations at the noise level.
Icom has done a great job with the 7300. It's better than the 756 Pro 3's I had
previously in WA. Despite a compromised vertical I am pleased with the QSO count
and score. Always glad to work some DX with my pop gun station. Thanks for the
Q's. Paul NG7Z
 
OL4W(OK1IF)   SOSB(A)/80 QRP   103,9552017-11-27 00:10:41
Thank you my girl friend Jana OK1JVF for patience. It was really good servis.
 
WB2ABD   SOABClassic HP   75,0962017-11-27 00:10:57
Death in family, wake and funeral ... tired

K3 KPA500 80invvee@60ft 40invvee@35ft Steppir3el@35ft
N1MM+
 
KØRF   M/2 HP   7,410,7982017-11-27 00:11:03
Just wanted to get this in right away. More to come later.

We had a great time. Everyone worked hard and had a ball doing it. The station
is coming back together now. Not too many problems this time.

73,

Chuck and the Gang
 
N4PN   SOSB/160 HP   10,6002017-11-27 00:11:34
Not much time - so decided to try 160m....what horrible condx both nights.
No strong signals in this one from anywhere...
Thanks to all who stuck it out...
73, Paul, N4PN
 
N6NU   SOAB(A) HP   15,7452017-11-27 00:12:07
Small part time effort.
 
K9GY   SOAB(A) LP   131,1202017-11-27 00:12:08
Really liked the IC-7300 AUTO TUNE button...Helps when using spots on S+P!

Had some bursts of fun where my signal felt strong. Such is life with a
vertical and 100 watts. Fun while it lasted. Was hoping to get more out of 80m
for 5BDXCC credits. Hopefully everyone uploads to LoTW!

All the best,
Eric K9GY

Happy Holidays!
 
K4SXT   SOABClassic LP   121,6802017-11-27 00:12:16
Strange trashy sounding noise on 40 and 80 - Christmas lights?? Still not bad
for a stealth vertical.
 
VE3BR   SOSB/160 LP   7352017-11-27 00:12:20
Radio: Ten-Tec Orion
Antenna: DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band Vertical
Software: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6903.0
 
KH7B(K4XS)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,226,6642017-11-27 00:12:45
Worse condx than the SSB weekend. Same class (SB 20 Asssisted)as my SSB entry
and about the same score..more Qs but a few less mults. EU opening was pretty
poor.
 
KE4S   SOAB(A) HP   615,6482017-11-27 00:12:56
Rig- K3/P3, Expert 1.3K-FA
Ant- 4el SteppIR @ 17m for 40m thru 6m
W7KF Skyhook II inverted L for 160m/80m
 
K4AB   SOAB HP   2,810,1212017-11-27 00:13:53
No solar storms and no thunderstorms made this one enjoyable.
Pretty good conditions given where we are in the cycle.

73,
Larry K4AB
 
K6AW(@W6RFU)   SOSB/20 HP   209,6432017-11-27 00:14:12
Thanks for the Q's!
 
N6WT   SOAB(A) HP   585,5162017-11-27 00:14:15
Rig:
Radio: Flex 6500
Amp: SPE Expert 1.3K-FA
Antenna: SteppIR DB36 @ 75ft and OCFD @ 70 ft
Thanks
Kent
N6WT
 
K2QB   SOAB LP   105,2282017-11-27 00:14:17
N1MM+ didn't recognize TO2SP and TO5W. Think I may be missing a couple of mults.
 
WO7V   SOAB HP   81,4982017-11-27 00:14:58
I like this contest. Nice break from black Friday and all the other holiday
stuff. I had at least one QSO on all of the bands which rather surprised me.
10 meters had a crap opening to south america. I did manage to work Hawaii on
160. The real money bands were 20 and 15. In the afternoon on both days there
is a tremendous opening to Asia and the JA's are stacked up like cord wood,
worth a bunch or 3 pointers but only one mult. No problems with the radio, amp
or the antennas this time. Looking forward to the 160 contest next weekend.
 
LU5FF   SOSB(A)/20 HP   709,0702017-11-27 00:15:05
tnx all, CU
73s
Javi LU5FF
 
W7VO   SOAB(A) HP   306,3952017-11-27 00:15:39
Except for an 11 PM local logging computer failure (thanks surprise Windows 10
update!), and a Win keyer failure (battery connection), I persevered through
the test in a casual "don't kill myself" manner. Lots of fun for a
phone guy.

Bands were OK, but not great. Lots of noise on the low bands here at my QTH.
Worked a few ATNOs, which is always great!

Thanks to everybody I worked!

73;
Mike
W7VO
 
W2DLT   SOABClassic HP   65,3402017-11-27 00:15:50
Speed picking up - thanks for your patience with the "slowbie". Van
 
XQ1CR   SOSB/15Classic LP   26,1822017-11-27 00:15:52
fun!!!
 
WE9V   SOAB(A) HP   2,179,6382017-11-27 00:15:56
Not quite the same as operating from A44A last month, but
still fun to do from home. Usual high noise on the low bands prevent
much there, despite K9AY loops and short (300'/100m) beverages, as
neither help.

90% S&P, and about 3 hours CQing.

2x Elecraft K3
2x Ameriton AL-1500
Tribanders (2x KT-34XA @ 50/100', Moslty TA-34 @ 55')
Cushcraft XM-240 converted to W6NL Moxon @ 115'
80M dipole
160M Shunt-Fed tower

Chad WE9V
http://www.we9v.com
 
N2CU   SOAB(A) HP   2,381,2362017-11-27 00:16:04
Thanks for the QSOs.

TH6DXX, 40m Delta Loop, 80m wire vertical, 160m Inv L all on 48' tower. K3,
1kW, N1MM Classic.

73, Tom N2CU
 
NY6DX   SOAB(A) LP   108,6802017-11-27 00:16:10
Got on to get some points. Did all the body would let me.
Next up 10 meter rtty
 
W9ILY   SOSB(A)/20 HP   309,6322017-11-27 00:16:18
Optibeam OB 9/5 and phased verticals
 
OHØR(OH2PM)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   677,2112017-11-27 00:16:26
Painful 29 hours when NW and NE paths opened very shortly.
 
W4EE   SOAB(A) LP   235,6382017-11-27 00:17:17
TS-590S es OCFD
N1MM+ logger
Tnx for the Q's
73, Jim
 
KØMD   SOAB(A) HP   1,105,5302017-11-27 00:17:35
Equipment: Icom 7851/7800
Amps: Acom 2000a, SPE Expert 1.3
Antennas: Force 12 Yagis

Goals:
1 million points - made it
1000 qso's: 96.8 % of that one - I can live with it.

Comments: The first half of the contest was tough sledding. Band conditions
were weak - challenging to work Europe despite my stacks. Sunday- things were
different. Someone turned on the bands - thank you!

First major contest doing SO2r. Big help. I made 826 qso's on the 7851 and 142
on the 7800. The SO2R practice has helped. Several tough moments in the
contest. Saturday, one of the Amps failed and has to go back to the shop in
Texas for a repair. Suspect a power MOSFET failure but will await repairs. Day
2 my stack box developed an infinite SWR so I had to bypass all stacking and
run the different yagis through my 8-Pak antenna switch. In some respects, it
was nice to have the gain of the C49xr for the second rig. I might try this for
the next contest and not stack. I was re-arranging coax connections at 630 AM
local time Sunday morning - all while 20 was running with EU!

I appreciated all the QSO's including the tough 28 on 10 meters. I worked PJ2T
on six bands but missed VP5M on 10 meters. I do not look forward to the actual
cellar of the sunspot cycle - it is bad enough now with weak propagation and
solar eruptions that weaken US EU and US Asia paths.

I am very happy with the 7851. Compared to the 7800, it is a lot quieter and
the 1.3 KHz roofing filter makes a huge difference. Adjusted it to 50% and that
allowed all weak signals in the passband to come through. Icom got it right with
the 7851!

Thanks for the QSO's.
 
N2RJ   SOAB(A) HP   1,944,2052017-11-27 00:17:49
Doing better. Did this mainly for points for my club. Hopefully we do well.
John, W2GD asked us to do a little harder push for the club scores and I
happily obliged.

Started late due to a computer issue where Windows 10 whacked my old video card
and it was not displaying full resolution so I had to go to Best Buy on black
Friday and get a new one.

Did mostly S&P with and about 3/4 way through figured, why not try running?
Wasn't too bad. Next time I do better and run more often. I do practice with
MorseRunner often.

Thanks for all the Qs!

88
Ria
 
ZW5B(PP5KR)   SOSB/15 HP   1,524,8722017-11-27 00:18:01
Thank you Mr. Oms for opening the doors of your fantastic station

Thank you Peter - pp5xx, Luciano - PY5KD and Rafa - PU5RAS by company

Thank you for all contacts.

sleep time: 4 Hours.

Today (11/27/2017) completes one year of the passage of my dear father.
That is why I dedicate this achievement to you my father.

Miss you forever


73
Lucas
PP5KR
 
WA5LXS   SOAB(A) LP   19,2512017-11-27 00:18:13
Nice to have action on 15 meters.
 
4O4A   SOSB/80 LP   123,5042017-11-27 00:18:30
Too tired for second night. Thanks all for QSOs.
 
OR3A(ON6CC)   SOAB(A) HP   3,127,2482017-11-27 00:18:31
I had a great time! Was surprised with my new 80m setup. Great band to work on.
15m did reasonable well, but collapsed Sunday. Did manage to work some inside
Europe QSO's on 10m with aurora signals. Good performance in working country's,
but to less zones worked. Missed zone 1 to work.
 
KD7H   SOSB/20 LP   36,7192017-11-27 00:18:57
I lost my wire and vertical antennas in a recent storm so, in order to get back
on the air, I set up my Buddipole in the front yard as a 20 meter ground plane
with one elevated, resonant radial. Band changing would have meant changing
the coil taps and radial length so I decided to remain on 20 meters. My rig is
an IC-756PROII. Thanks to all the DX with great ears! 73, Rob KD7H
 
XR6F(XQ4CW)   SOSB(A)/20 LP   599,8082017-11-27 00:19:10
Linda experiencia en casa de Erich XQ6OA, Purranque-Osorno, las condiciones
fueron buenas pero faltaron multiplicadores, creo que el tema es que hay mucha
gente cazando entidades en el concurso y eso nos complica a los Baja potencia
al ir cazar una zona o país, ya que nos encontramos con el escenario de que
están muy congestionados los DX y las estaciones que cazan están con lineales
y lo más probable que no concursa sólo caza...

Gracias Erich XQ6OA por compartir tu estación y a mi me familia que aun me
aguanta
 
NDØC   SOABClassic QRP   89,1002017-11-27 00:19:17
Due to family activities, this was just a part-time effort. I would say that
overall conditions from here were mediocre, as expected. I just wasn't hearing
very well on 40 and 80. That's always an issue with my compromised antennas,
but it was even worse this time. 15 was pretty decent and it was nice to get a
handful of QSOs on 10!

Thanks for the great listening skills of the DX stations. I appreciate you
pulling my 5 watts out of the QRM and QSB!

73,
Randy, ND0C

Rig: FTDX3000 running 5 watts output
Antennas: wires for 80 and 40 at 38 feet, rotatable dipole for 40 at 42 feet,
tri-bander Yagi at 40 feet (two elements on 20 meters, two on 15, and four on
10)
 
YO5OHO   SOSB(A)/40 LP   302,8082017-11-27 00:19:18
TS-590SG & GP.
 
OL1A(OK1CW)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   139,6802017-11-27 00:19:27
Nice contest. Few minutes before end called me TZ4AM. Thanks everyone for
QSO
Vlada OK1CW
 
CX9AU   SOAB HP   1,047,2502017-11-27 00:19:43
Rig FT 450 + AL 500 w
Antennas: dipoles wires

73 Dan
 
KJ5Y   M/S HP   753,2702017-11-27 00:20:28
[log removed from comments]

We have done better in years past. Rusty on my part and did not test everything
prior to contest... 3 operators missing. So we were cast into disappointment
with missing ops right out of the gate. Lessons learned- get everything tested
that day before.

In summation: This is what you get with a fair station, good operators, 50% of
team missing.

Will attempt it again with renewed fury and vigor next year.. maybe for CQ
WPX.

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: STX
CALLSIGN: KJ5Y
CLUB:
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 753270
OPERATORS: KJ5Y N5TM N5XZ YU4DX 4J3DJ K3MA
NAME: Pat Cameron
ADDRESS: 3908 Travis Lake Ct
ADDRESS-CITY: Pearland
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: TX
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 77581
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE: YES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6903.0
END-OF-LOG:
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: STX
CALLSIGN: KJ5Y
CLUB:
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 753270
OPERATORS: KJ5Y N5TM N5XZ YU4DX 4J3DJ K3MA
NAME: Pat Cameron
ADDRESS: 3908 Travis Lake Ct
ADDRESS-CITY: Pearland
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: TX
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 77581
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE: YES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6903.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
WN6W   SOAB LP   44,1102017-11-27 00:20:59
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 17 43 9 11 2.5
14 91 243 18 30 2.7
21 41 112 14 24 2.7
28 3 3 2 2 1.0
Total 152 401 43 67 2.6
Score: 44,110
1 Mult = 1.4 Q's
 
EIØR   M/S HP   4,662,8282017-11-27 00:21:06
Well the low bands are filling in for ten meters - never slow at night!
Thanks
to propagation and Hi-Z eight circle antennas. Good food, wine, beer and
fellowship in an easy going atmosphere. The operator at the moment is the
boss.

We do not have a multiplier station. One TX only is in use.

K3 fully loaded
P3
Acom 2000A at 1500 W allowed by EI for contesting
MicroKeyer II
Wintest

4 elements SteppIR at 24M or 80 feet with 40M trombone
Inverted L for 160M with 30M vertical run and very extensive radial system
Inverted V for 80M TX at 70 Feet

RX atnennas:
200' diameter Hi-Z 8 Circle for 160M only - amazingly sharp pattern and lovely
for nulling the EU while working W land or while trying for JA.

84 Foot Diameter Hi-Z 8 Circle for 40M & 80M with possible use on 160M
great help but beam pattern not nearly as sharp as that of the 160M 8 circle.

Oh this was fun. Thank you all for the good time. Yes, my mantra still
holds life is good.

73 Doug EI2CN on behalf of EI0R team

EI2CN chief cook, bottle washer and go-for.
 
WF7T   SOSB(A)/40 LP   28,4312017-11-27 00:21:26
Operated casually on 40/20/15, submitting my log for just 40M this year. Thanks
for the Qs, and hope to see you in 160M contest next week. 73 Brad WF7T

Confirmation #: 1697251.cq-ww-cw
 
AH7U   SOABClassic QRP   61,1002017-11-27 00:21:27
Love my new antenna, but I think I will put up another for 80-160. This new
super loop works very well for 10-40. Not as much BIC time since the YL was out
and I missed the first day of the contest. Glad to see so many out participating
this year! Catch you on the bands soon.

Elecraft KX3
10-40m Super Loop @ ~30'
 
KX7L   SOABClassic HP   22,7702017-11-27 00:21:47
Circumstances kept BIC time even less than usual. And S9 power line noise on
Saturday night didn't help either. Still, had some fun, glad to see 15 open.
 
VA3MW   SOAB HP   84,1402017-11-27 00:21:58
As a remote station operator, we try to eliminate all single points of failure.
Sunday morning I went off the air when someone decided to move a complete house
down the road and took out the Internet for the neighbourhood. The Maestro and
Flex 6300 worked very well remotely.
 
CE1CA   M/S LP   3,8222017-11-27 00:22:09
Only hunting and learmimg to contest in CW 4 rookies
 
W9AV   SOAB(A) LP   428,3402017-11-27 00:22:11
I missed the last few contests due to travel in China. Good openings to Europe
and Japan, but many strong stations couldn't hear me.
 
WA7AN(K9DR)   SOAB(A) HP   580,7152017-11-27 00:22:33
Mostly S&P. No big JA runs, so I probably hurt the score without them, but
I had some fun. That's the whole idea of this anyway, isn't it?
 
UP2L(UA9BA)   SOSB/20 HP   1,150,0162017-11-27 00:23:43
What a great contest again from Grigori's wonderful station!
TNX to Grigori and his wife Zhenia for hospitality!
TNX to all who called!
CU in next big one
73! Willy UA9BA
 
N1RR   SOSB/40 HP   411,9422017-11-27 00:24:07
First major contest with new towers. Only 2L40 Cushcraft @ 105ft/32M fixed at
EU. No rotor at this time.

I treated it like a test run / shakedown. Antenna worked very well. All the
gear worked well except for two radios that I was not familiar with. Those did
not hold up to the demands placed on a receiver on 40M in WW-CW. Found local
noises.
I worked everything I could hear, except for V73NS, RW0A, RF9C and missed ZP.
Was called by ZS's, SV5, SV9's, TF3GB, 5Z4, 6W1SU, TZ4AM, VK7GN-longpath, and
V5/DK1CE.

So, I'd say the antenna is working well. In the spring it will move up to 135ft
as we complete the tower build and I'll add another 2L40 at 55ft.

Thanks to these fine men for their efforts to help build the towers and raise
the 40 over the last two months:
AA1ON, K1JI, KC1CWF, KM1P, N1NK, N1PGA, N1SAS, N1UEC, N1XS, NN1N, W1BX, W1KM,
W1YM, W2DAN, WC4E.

-Charlie N1RR
 
YU7U   SOSB(A)/40 HP   654,0002017-11-27 00:24:13
It was bad decision to work assisted with no cluster in first 12 hours of
limited 24,5h in contest:-)
Anyway, bad strategy result with the poorest number of mult.in last 9 year.
Equipment: FT2K (IC 7300 as a spare), MKII, OMpower amp, 3ele full size yagi on
rotary tower by 4o3a, SAL 30 shared apex loop for receiving second directon, and
win test.
Log will be on LOTW,
Thank you for all qsos...
Brane, YU7U
 
HP3SS   SOAB HP   1,919,9752017-11-27 00:24:51
500W > 3 element@75 feet + wires

I had to leave the shack for 2 NHL games. Then I got chased out by a few
thunder storms and a power failure. Apart from that everything was great!
Station performance A1. This has to be the best contest on the calendar! Thanks
for the QSOs.
73, Robby
 
N4LZ   SOABClassic HP   68,0802017-11-27 00:24:55
Had fun! Did a little better than last year. All S&P.
 
PA9M   SOAB(A) QRP   64,2332017-11-27 00:26:04
nice conditions, on 80 meters 4 x USA
only 5 watts with wire on fishingpole, hi

73 Marcel PA9M
 
G6XX(G4FAL)   SOAB HP   2,205,7022017-11-27 00:26:07
Great to use this call sign more than 90 years after it was used by the RSGB for
the Transatlantic Tests between December 1923 and January 1924. I probably had
more QSOs across the Atlantic in this one contest than were made in the whole
series of those pioneering tests.
 
W3GVX   SOAB(A) HP   264,9362017-11-27 00:26:35
All contacts S&P, no run until my CW has improved.
Rig: K3/P3/KPA500/KAT500
Ant: 80/40 80-meter OCFD
20/15/10: OB11-3 at 48 ft.
 
W4FS(@W2RE)   SOAB(A) HP   2,413,1642017-11-27 00:26:47
This was my first time operating single-op for CQWW CW.

Had a great time operating the W2/Blueberry remotehamradio.com station. Many
thanks to Ray W2RE and all of the other folks at RHR for allowing me to use a
station for the contest!

Cheers & 73,
Tucker
W4FS
 
N3JT   SOAB(A) HP   1,259,9612017-11-27 00:28:28
Dinners out both evenings, sporting events, etc. Conditions seemed half decent.
 
N4GG   SOAB(A) HP   331,2802017-11-27 00:28:31
Just a few hours of casual S&P. I was not around Saturday. Sunday Condx
were terrible - no other word. Ionprobe said the SSN was -1. I didn't know it
could be minus. 10 barely opened in the late afternoon - for hours I was
hearing the rolling ocean sounds as the band came in and out. Trans-equatorial
was there but only for the big SA stations. The Caribbean was there for about
30 minutes.
15 was also strange with EU very weak, but later to the West it was FB
including VK, ZL, AH2 and JA. 80 opened to EU Sunday afternoon much earlier
than I have ever heard it. I was working EU in daylight and could not do it on
40. Interesting propagation - but I would gladly trade for the good old days
when I cold run EU on 15 for 8 hours straight.

It's always fun - I hope the first day was better than the second.

FTdx5000, FT1000MP, 2 X ACOM 2000A, Writelog, Wires in the woods

73
Hal N4GG
 
N4IJ   SOSB(A)/20 LP   238,8002017-11-27 00:28:35
Ten Tec OMNI 6+
2 element yagi @ 60ft
 
KO7SS   SOAB(A) HP   1,986,5602017-11-27 00:29:42
Losing EU on 10 and 15 is going to make the CQWW a real grind during the next
few years out here on the left coast. The low bands aren't much fun, unless
one lives in the European Union, where everyone works everyone for points. Or
on the US east coast where the propagation to EU is one hop over water.

From the CQWW rules:
I. Objective: For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs
in as many CQ zones and countries as possible.

Seems simple to me, everyone works everyone for points, just like they do in
EU.
Maybe I'll live long enough to see the same rules in the CQWW RTTY and CW....

73, Bill KO7SS, on Mt Lemmon, Arizona
 
NG7M   SOAB(A) HP   992,1862017-11-27 00:29:50
Elecraft K3S, SPE 2K-FA Amp, SteppIR DB-18, SteppIR BigIR and a super crappy 1/4
wave sloper for 160. The 2 elements on the DB-18 at 80 ft played really well.
73 de Max NG7M
 
VA3EC   SOAB LP   238,7642017-11-27 00:30:12
Part time effort. Noise on low bands made 40 and lower real tough.
Thanks for the Q's!
Harry
 
NP2J(K8RF)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   227,8002017-11-27 00:30:21
Fun!!
Bad QRN first nite
pair of phased verticals worked great!
 
N4PD   SOAB(A) HP   734,2162017-11-27 00:30:33
K3, Alpha 9500, 3 ele. SteppIR, 80m & 40m Dipoles, Palstar HF-Auto tuner
 
WA6URY   SOABClassic HP   87,2162017-11-27 00:31:48
Tnx for the Qs ! 73, Dan - remote in Tokyo
 
W4WWQ   SOAB LP   104,1402017-11-27 00:31:59
Seemed like many had their own version of CUT NUMBERs. Hope I guessed
correctly.
 
N1DC   SOAB LP   384,5972017-11-27 00:32:01
This contest is the ultimate test of physical endurance, operating skill and
station design.

No visits from Murphy this year. I got rid of an intermittent USB to serial
cable about a month ago. N1MM+ and my WinKeyer USB worked perfectly.

Improved over 2016 by 60K points. Working stations was dificult at times due to
QRM/QRN espcially on 80 and 160M.

Beat many high power stations in the pileups by transmitting up about 50Hz.
Logged many double mults this way.

Station: TenTec Omni 7 @ 100W, MFJ Differential T Tuner
Antennas: 4 element yagi at 30ft, 80/40 dipoles at 35ft, 160M Inv L at 50ft
Computer: WIN 7 PC running N1MM+

Thanks for the QSOs.

73, Rick N1DC
 
KØPK   SOSB/40Classic HP   34,8502017-11-27 00:32:30
Conditions very poor first night. Much better second night and good at the very
end. Had limited time, but it was good!

73, Paul - K0PK
 
N3AM   SOAB(A) HP   1,581,7022017-11-27 00:32:48
Another remote operation of my MD station from my south FL winter QTH. I had
considerable static-like crackling (wayward Internet packets?) in my K3/0-mini
receiver on the first night, but that cleared up for the remainder of the
contest.

Great to hear all the JA's on 20m about an hour before contest end. I was
amazed at how well EU stations that were just above noise level on 80m could
hear my 1500W to an inverted vee at 65' so clearly. Either propagation was
one-way, or they've got very good ears. I had planned to run part of the time,
but activity was so good that I did 100% search & pounce.
 
WJ9B   SOAB HP   2,120,8202017-11-27 00:32:51
73, wj9b
 
K7VIT   SOAB(A) HP   96,8762017-11-27 00:33:46
Strictly a S&P operation for me.

It was nice to see KP4 on the air after all they have been through. I suspect
the OP(s) was/were using a generator for power.

Thanks to all who answered my calls. Thanks also to the N1MM+ crew. Vy FB.
73, Jerry
 
WN6K   SOAB(A) LP   377,7902017-11-27 00:34:37
Since I am leaving for a five day conference in Anaheim on Monday @0-dark
thirty, I decided to just play with Assisted in this low key effort. Tried to
start using N1MM but it did not find/work WINKEY so I switched to WriteLog.

On WL, I could not get the VFO Windows to function which was a minor
disappointment. Maybe I should take a month off in January and figure this
software out.

Conditions were mild to fair. Have an awful bunch of noises that didn't used
to be around - maybe too many 'grow lights' in my California Hotel
Neighborhood.

83 DXCCs were called & worked. I had to keep looking up the TOs to find
out what they were up TOO...

WN6K, Paul
 
WD9CIR   SOABClassic LP   113,5522017-11-27 00:35:24
It was really discouraging at the beginning with ZERO sunspots.
Seemed to get better as time went on.
 
W6OAT   SOAB(A) LP   611,7492017-11-27 00:37:45
Mostly S&P
 
W1NN   SOSB/40 LP   59,7922017-11-27 00:38:25
A part time low band effort that turned into a semi-serious 40 Meter SB
operation. This was a remote operation from Japan so the low bands are open
during the day my time, so I didn't have to lose any sleep to operate. I spent
all day Saturday in the chair but went out for a long walk Sunday afternoon.
This was almost entirely S&P except for a mini run way up in the band
during the last 15 minutes.

In addition to the above I had 77/14/42 on 80 and a few other contacts on 160
and 20. After the first day I just focused on seeing how many countries I
could work on 40 with my trusty dipole at 50 feet and 100 watts.

I was able to work most of what I could hear but with EU I was often the last
guy in the pileup to get through. A good lesson in patience. I was a little
louder to the south and west. Countries heard and not worked: OH, OH0, 8P1,
7Z, 4X, HP, HB9. I caught 6W calling CQ around 7088 with few callers at 2357,
so the contest ended on a high note.

I worked Zones 2-16 but never heard a single Zone 1 station. Managed to work
three JAs after MANY calls, including my friend JR4OZR.
 
N6AR   SOAB(A) HP   1,649,5422017-11-27 00:38:37
10 was just terrible!
 
N6RV   SOAB LP   670,8082017-11-27 00:38:45
Thanks to all the stations that heard my small signal! I cannot do more than 36
hours! I have to start an exercise program and a rest plan before next year!

The bands were good however 10 needed more activity. Great to work 5X1NH and
the other African stations! Sorry I missed Don, 7Q6M (K6ZO). Hopefully he
stayed and worked a few more after the contest!

Next Year!
 
NG7A   SOAB HP   28,3002017-11-27 00:39:17
The goal of sneaking in a hundred Qs while entertaining family and friends for
Thanksgiving was met.

Stealth wire antennas were used on 40 through 15M. A magnetic loop tuned to
single frequency was used to snag a few Qs on 80M.
 
N2BJ   SOAB(A) HP   583,8002017-11-27 00:41:32
Part time S & P only. All the grand kids and kids in for Thanksgiving. Bad
weekend for contesting with family activities, dinners and airport runs.
Conditions also weird at best. Lots of noise.
 
N4XL   SOAB(A) LP   1,455,7532017-11-27 00:41:39
What a great time! Had a couple key low band antennas out of commission, but
the horizontal loop at 25’ and inverted vee at 35 feet let me be somewhat
competitive. Really enjoyed the battle with Keith, W3KB, on the real-time score
board. We changed places a few times before he led me down the home stretch.

Enjoyed the quiet low bands. Did fairly well for this 100 watt station and
those low antennas I mentioned above. 14 zones and 52 countries on 80 and 25/91
on 40. Wish the elevated vertical and doublet at 60 ft would have been up. First
time ever reached Hawaii on 160. Had good openings on 15 and 20 to OC and JA.
Worked a bunch of JA’s. They were the only reason I kept up with W3KB.

Tried to run, but had computer issues that locked it up twice so shied away
from it. Ended up doing complete shutdown of the station which worked. Then the
openings to EU on 15 and 20 were past and couldn’t generate anything. Rate was
low, but fun factor was high.

Have work to do on shack and antennas before the next DX contest, but it
plays.

Thanks to all and see you next time.

Kevan
N4XL
 
W3UL   SOAB(A) HP   66,5552017-11-27 00:41:53
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1.8 10 14 4 3 1.4
3.5 14 29 6 9 2.1
7 91 249 15 45 2.7
14 43 114 10 24 2.7
21 24 53 9 17 2.2
28 2 0 2 1 0.0
Total 184 459 46 99 2.5
Score: 66,555
1 Mult = 1.3 Q's
 
S52ZW   SOAB(A) HP   3,142,8002017-11-27 00:41:54
TNX

FREDI
 
WA6KHK   SOAB(A) HP   355,5402017-11-27 00:42:34
40 good;15&20 fair;10 was Pluto&Rice Crispies,cold&dead
w/snap,crackle,&pop!
 
TM5A(F5VHJ)   SOAB(A) HP   1,460,0562017-11-27 00:44:18
Enjoy CW more then phone.
This is not a serious effort.
Lots of familiar call signs.
 
KH6LC   M/2 HP   9,825,6462017-11-27 00:44:37
Fun contest with enough action to keep it interesting. Everyone got in plenty
of operating time. Not much Europe on 15 and 10 never opened for us.
Overall, conditions this weekend were a lot better than we expected so we're
pleased. Thanks for all your contacts. See you in the 160 Tests!!!

Vy 73 & Aloha
www.KH6LC.com

AH6RE Curt
KH6KM Kelly
KH6LC Lloyd
NH6V Rob
 
N5JJ   SOSB/20 LP   63,1682017-11-27 00:44:44
Not as many q's as was my goal, but had fun and some good runs. Pretty lousy
conditions and funny how there were pileups for garden variety dx. Good EU
opening on Sunday morning and JA's were there Sat. and Sun. More practice with
log and software. Will always be a casual operator. Tons of lids were also
present. Try to do more in the next one.
 
K5RM   SOAB(A) HP   386,9372017-11-27 00:45:16
I didn't due nearly as well as I expected too. My goal was at least a 1000's
Q's, that really diminished the first night. I couldn't get any runs going.
Saturday, I had a Thanksgiving dinner to go too, so lost a good 5 hrs in prime
time. That evening still couldn't get any runs going. Sunday morning I had a
good run on 15 and fairly good 20 meter run during mid day. After I seen my
goal wasn't going to be reached, my effort dropped way off. This was my first
attempt at SO2R in a big contest, I did run some mults on both rigs doing
S&P, but just don't have the hang of running and searching for mults on 2nd
rig yet. I will have to put in more practice in upcoming contest. Conditions
could have been better, but over all they weren't too bad. Hope to see
everyone next contest..

73"s
John
K5RM

K3- Ten Tec Titan amp
Ft-1000mp mark v- AL811h
Stack pair of 12 El Trianders
40/80 meter dipole 70'
40 meter 2 El Yagi 80'
160 Invert. Vee 90'
Th5 Tribander 50'(mult antenna)
 
KBØEO   SOAB(A) HP   28,9202017-11-27 00:47:54
Thanksgiving held on Saturday this year plus transporting kids to and from
college made for a very limited appearance. I just hopped around the low bands
in the evening and early morning. 160 and 80 were actually not too bad - had a
couple of QSOs into EU and Africa. 40 was very challenging - it took me 2
minutes to get my call sign through Sunday morning to V73NS, who normally hears
everything.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

73,

Dan - KB0EO
Northfield, MN
 
W9PA   SOAB(A) HP   2,969,4842017-11-27 00:48:17
K3, O3, K-Pod, Acom 1000, Skyhawk, 40M Moxon, 80M Vertical, 160M Slanted Wire
Software DXlog by 9A5K V2.3.14

10M was a vast wasteland but activity was still good.
 
CE4KCA   SOSB(A)/40 QRP   7,6562017-11-27 00:48:41
NICE EXPERIENCE ¡¡
 
VE3XT   SOAB(A) QRP   42,7202017-11-27 00:49:09
Saturday was a tough go with 3 W to a vertical or Windom up 20 ft. Then cam
Sunday afternoon on 40.The propagation gods smiled and it opened to the south
and EU.I worked 13 countries in 3 hours. Tnx to all who took the time for a few
repeats and see you all next year. 'XT
 
K2CYE   SOAB(A) HP   599,4032017-11-27 00:49:11
This was the most difficult 600 QSO's I have made in a contest. It is tough only
having an OCF dipole. I couldn't get any runs on 40,20 or 15 and every Q was an
effort. Nonetheless, I had a good time and enjoyed every Q!
I'm looking forward to getting my tower and Optibeam back up in the spring so I
can enjoy strong signals again!

73,
Mike K2CYE
 
K9JF/7   SOABClassic HP   572,2292017-11-27 00:50:13
From the Pacific NW...the edge of the earth...

RUSH...RUSH...RUSH

SINCE OCTOBER 1st: Moved every antenna (7 total) on three crank-up towers to
accommodate a new 30 3 el. /40 4 el. meter yagi, and replaced/moved all rotors.
Thus no antenna higher than 25' right now but we live on a hillside which
helped. Given this, I am quite satisfied with the results. Nothing up on 160
yet and my 20' high dipole on 80 was challenging! Finished the last adjustment
at 2350 on Friday afternoon. Lots of BY and HS stations worked.

At least I know the new antenna on 40 works. The CLASSIC category is great.
Even got some sleep and finished some "Honey Do's" which contribute
to her letting me do this madness since 1972!

JF
 
PS2T   M/S HP   13,589,5962017-11-27 00:51:11
As a tribute to our friend THIAGO PY2KC's brother, who died recently we joined
a group of friends and organized a M/S effort
As usual confraternization and friendship was the most important aspect
Thanks for being on our log
Oms & PS2T group
 
WX4G   SOAB(A) HP   829,9802017-11-27 00:51:23
Still repairing IRMA hurricane damage...but enjoyed 80 meters with the 4 square.
Surprised how well I did on 40 with only a fixed dipole at 30ft. I checked 10
meters several times...and it was dead here all weekend...never heard it so
bad!! I only worked CW5W..and even PS2T could not hear me...the only two
stations heard.

Really rough working C6 and CO from here on 40m...but finally got T40A...never
could get C6AGU...but he was never over 559 while on 160 he was 40 over 9!!

160 was really noisy because Florida got a storm this weekend. Even so,
really rough working Europe..but KH6J was loud!!

Expect to get the antenna's back up by New Year.

73/DX Bob
 
K1GU   SOABClassic HP   939,3292017-11-27 00:52:14
Log will be uploaded to Logbook of The World (LoTW). Email me if you want a
paper card.
 
W1WEF   SOABClassic HP   1,945,2302017-11-27 00:52:22
WORST CONDX EVER! Had a few great runs none-the-less, but too much like work
most of the time. Experienced fast QSB a few times where I copied the first
half of a call and the second half faded away. Lots of puny weak signals,
perfectly readable sometimes followed by a booming signal that killed my ears.
I started thinking why don't they have a clipper in these radios?

Had a few problems with N1MM logger... I wish someone would publish N1MM for
Dummies! Normally I could hit F1 and it would put me in RUN and call CQ; not
this time. I had to hit Alt U to switch from S&P to RUN. It seemed like
all of a sudden the characters in the CHECK box got bigger. Even before that
happened,I only saw a few calls in the check box...never the whole universe of
possibilities. I thought I had more zones than ever on 40 until I realized the
zone map didn't show zones not worked on any band. I want to see all the
zones...not just those "expected". I know there must be a way.
Sometimes I would hit Enter to start sending the exchange while still typing,
but it didn't send the whole call even though I had it already entered.

I had to go so high in the bands to find a hole I was afraid I'd get a
nosebleed! hi Sometimes I had to move because of phone QRM.

With a goal of 2M and an hour left to operate, I quit early Sunday afternoon
planning to get on 40 at sundown and get a good run going. The good run never
happened and I missed my goal when I ran out of time. I operated exactly 24
hours MM time.

I must have been getting tired when I caught myself pushing the button on the
Keurig to call CQ! JACK W1WEF
 
N5KF   SOSB/20Classic HP   4,8792017-11-27 00:54:51
Very Part Time this year.
 
KU2C   SOAB(A) HP   2,711,4362017-11-27 00:56:35
Thanks for QSOs!
 
KN3A   SOAB LP   12,0122017-11-27 00:56:56
Part time effort in the contest. Added a new ICOM 7300 to the shack and was
configuring it and added another Inverted L so both my Kenwood 590s and ICOM
can both be useful in the shack.

Scott
KN3A

N1MM Logger
Inverted L
ICOM 7300
 
WA4MSU   SOAB(A) HP   119,8222017-11-27 00:59:27
Part-Time effort.
 
K6NR   SOAB QRP   13,3982017-11-27 01:01:08
Operated QRP portable from Scottsdale, Arizona.
Used a KX-2 with 7 foot helically loaded mobile whips
over 20m ground plane on roof about 40' up. Had separate
whips for 15m, 20m, and 40m. Thanks to all who pulled my
weak signal out. dana
 
NC1I(K1RX)   SOAB HP   4,502,6162017-11-27 01:01:32
My thanks to Frank, NC1I for the warm hospitality both this weekend and the CW
SS weekend. Got the microHAM SO2R setup running well and it ran smooth all
weekend long. It was the first serious effort from this place in any major CW
contest and it worked pretty much as expected. 160 and 80 are wires, 40 has a
3 el. yagi at 130 ft; a stack of tribanders and a couple of monoband yagis (10
and 15 M)- all on a single tower. Ring rotors total 4 plus the regular rotor
at the top.

Found it is a tough call to use. No brand recognition and too easy to just
copy it wrong - saw NK1I, NK1A, NY1A, and some just could not figure it out!!
Believe changing the CQ message to add a space before the "i" was
probably a good thing. Not too many dupes (bad spots is the source for this
typically) this time.

Thanks to the many friends that spent their weekend in the chair and called in.
Too bad I was hiding under the new call. K1RX will eventually be on the air at
a new QTH shortly.

73, Mark, K1RX
 
K3UW   SOAB(A) HP   305,9692017-11-27 01:02:14
Lost my amp 2 hours in so most of the effort was LP.
 
K2CJ   SOAB(A) HP   353,6002017-11-27 01:05:23
Very part time as usual for family holiday weekend.
A few computer glitches as well.
 
KR1DX(KC1CWF)   SOSB/20 HP   3,0692017-11-27 01:05:35
Just got on for a few minutes to goof around.
 
K5OA   SOABClassic HP   263,3202017-11-27 01:06:57
Lots of action. Great weekend.
73, Russ K5OA
 
W2UP(@W4AAW)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   54,0202017-11-27 01:08:29
Original plan was to be part of a remote M/M operation at W4AAW. Due to wx
delays in completing tower and antenna installation, this was not to be. Only
antenna in the air was 20m. So, I just played a little - 45 minutes at the
start, S&P'ing SA/Caribb, then 70 minutes on Saturday morning running EU.
Had the rate meter up to 250 at one point. Running EU is the only thing I miss
about the east coast :-)

Hopefully next year...
 
K7JQ   SOAB(A) HP   509,4002017-11-27 01:09:13
Operated 5 hours less compared to last year. OSO total similar, but zones and
countries were down a bunch. Pleased with the outcome, despite the continuing
downward solar cycle spiral. Always fun, and contributing points to the AOCC.
Thanks for the Q's, and Happy Holidays!
Icom IC-7600; Acom 1500; Ground-mounted Screwdriver antenna.

73, Bob K7JQ
 
KIØI   SOAB HP   522,5682017-11-27 01:09:35
DX ON 40 AND 80 WERE SUPERB.
 
N6WS   SOAB(A) HP   307,4682017-11-27 01:11:30
Rig: Yaesu FTdx-5000MP
Amp: SPE Expert 2K-FA
Antenna: 80m-10m SteppIR DB36 @ 55ft and 160m OCFD @ 40 ft
Soapbox: My operating was limited to S&P, and no running. The bands were
full of DX. Some quite hard to work, some easy to work, but all fun to work!
Thank you for all the Q's.
Best 73,
Bill
N6WS
 
K7WP   SOAB(A) HP   556,0362017-11-27 01:12:37
FT1000MP
AL811H
Force12 6BA @ 70'
Mosley CL33 @ 30'
Loaded tower 80/160
N1MM+

Murphy showed up computer-wise very early in the contest and wasted a bunch of
time. Never resolved. With other commitments this weekend, it turned out to be
a part-time (but always fun) effort at best...take that Murphy! Best wishes for
great scores...Go Outlaws, Go PJ2T, and Go VooDudes at PZ5V, and the gang at the
Arizona Outlaw Shack N7AT...

Merry Christmas to all...!

John K7WP ..

John K7WP ..
 
K5IX   SOABClassic LP   1682017-11-27 01:13:49
K5IX's Contest Summary Report for CQ-WW
Created by N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log
Version 5.5 www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 6
Total Points = 168

Operating Period: 2017/11/25 04:49 - 2017/11/26 22:36

Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted): 0:27:47
Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted): 0:27:47

Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted): 13.0


Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
40 2 0 0 2 33
20 2 0 0 2 33
15 2 0 0 2 33
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 6 0 0 6 100



Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
Canada 2 33
Canary Is. 1 17
Curacao 1 17
Jamaica 1 17
Nicaragua 1 17

Total = 5


Total DX Miles (QSOs in USA not counted) = 14,165
Average miles per DX QSO = 2,361


Average bearing to the entities worked in each continent.
QSOs in USA not counted.

AF = 67
NA = 85
SA = 114


Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
NA 4 67
AF 1 17
SA 1 17

Total = 3


Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

CQ Zone Total %
------- ----- ---
04 2 33
07 1 17
08 1 17
09 1 17
33 1 17

Total = 5
 
AB8OU   SOAB(A) LP   6,2512017-11-27 01:14:21
First time operating this contest. I really need to get my code proficiency up
before operating cw contests.
 
KC4TEO   SOABClassic LP   198,4582017-11-27 01:14:35
Fun to participate as always. Reasonably good conditions on 40 meters helped
but wish 15 and 10 had been stronger.
 
N4KH   SOAB(A) HP   115,0892017-11-27 01:14:55
Lucky to get a few hours in this one with all the family events going on, but
fun while it lasted. 40M was quite good Sat. night here even when running LP.
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   970,3682017-11-27 01:15:51
My longest CQWW CW session ever -- 37 hours is one more than I managed in 2012,
which was my previous iron-pants record for this contest. Thanks to some
short-ish naps at just the right times -- and not sleeping a lot longer than
planned -- I don't feel too beat up at the finish line. Sure needed a LOT of
coffee through the weekend.

Best surprise was ZS calling me on 15M during a US run Sunday mid-morning. the
band shouldn't have supported that path but the signal was loud and probably on
a skew.

Was curious to see how the HQ9X lads would make out from Roatan. They were
booming in here every time I worked them (80M through 15M). If I ever get to
retire, that's the place for me. Verticals on the beach, and nothing but blue
water to the horizon. Dream on, I guess. The XYL says I can go any time I want.
And take the dog with me.

Netted 75 countries so not even DXCC from here. Would have been better if
Saturday had not been so rough. Sure missed Europe on 15M -- a single zone 33
and no more across the Atlantic (over the pole).

Went in with a simple and (at the time last week) lofty goal of 1,500 Qs, 150
mults for a 500,000 score. Going unassisted, I figured a lot of mults would be
left on table. Seeing scores from VE5MX and others I know there were a lot I
either didn't run across or couldn't hear to work them.

Managed to finish with 1989 Qs, 228 mults (!) and 970,000 points. So I'm happy.
Did not expect the bands to be as strong as they turned out to be.

Loved some of the runs on 15M and 20M. On Sunday afternoon I worked 418 Qs in
one session -- peaking with a 60-minute rate of 185/hr -- before moving to 40M
for the final hour or so.

The AL-80B ran like a champ, but the sturdy old SB-221 was great until I needed
to go to the AL-80B for 160M. Then I just left the 40-year-old Heathkit resting
for the remainder of the contest.

About two of my 11 off-hours were spent on gear. When I wanted to run the
second radio (on 40M) while running on 80M, I couldn't get it configured for
about an hour. CAT wasn't working properly, until I realized the radio was in
memory mode not VFO mode. Duh. Fixed, and had a geat time with duelling CQs on
40 and 80 for about three hours from midnight to 3 a.m. when it was slow enough
to stay on top of things.

I would have made a lot more Qs on a single radio without the down-time getting
the SO2R figured out, but it was a good investment in time as I haven't really
done much two-radio in CW tests. The radios and antennas worked just fine with
minimal interaction even with high power, at least on 40M and 80M. Will do more
of that in future. Maybe in RAC Winter at the end of December.

Also spent the better part of an hour on Saturday afternoon getting the
MFJ-1026 noise cancelling box working and hooked up (haven't used it since the
July 2016 shack rebuild, but 20M was so noisy to the east all weekend I needed
to defeat the power line hash). Worked like a charm with the 40M quad as the
reference sensing antenna. I must have been an earless gator on Saturday
pointing southeast. I could tell there were lots of low-power stations in the
noise but couldn't work 'em until the box was set up, and then my rate shot
up.

Okay. That's one more behind us on the slow crawl across the bottom of the
cycle. Pretty good fun considering where we are, and where I am in VE7-land
with modest antennas.

Thanks to all for calling in.

-- Bud VA7ST

QSOs Ctry Zn Score
2017: 1,989 154 74 970,368 HP 37 hrs
2016: 1,226 122 61 478,179 HP 23 hrs
2015: 2,170 239 111 1,750,700 HP 34.5 hrs
2014: 2,372 264 113 2,099,136 HP 34 hrs
2013: 2,075 246 118 1,798,160 HP 31 hrs
2012: 2,365 249 104 1,888,550 HP 36 hrs
2011: 2,114 248 109 1,725,024 HP 32 hrs
2010: 1,721 180 92 1,033,056 HP 32 hrs
2009: 1,777 158 92 950,750 HP 31 hrs
2008: 1,580 129 71 670,600 HP 25 hrs
2007 1,470 129 69 615,582 HP 32 hrs
2006 1,476 163 78 775,297 35 hrs
2005 1,014 126 61 411,587
2004 1,421 146 79 697,500
2003 865 115 73 351,936
2002 675 147 63 313,740
 
K8MR   SOABClassic LP   114,8352017-11-27 01:15:57
I was originally planning for an operation from the Sarasota Bay waterfront
location, but after operating earlier from the condo as W3USA, I could tell
propagation was not going to be worth the effort of loading the car and hauling
the stuff to the park. So I started over from the condo as K8MR starting about
1100Z Sunday. A lot of time was spent with a second computer reading the news
online while tuning the bands.

High band conditions stunk on Sunday - the top tier Europeans on 20 meters were
not much above the noise. But as with the earlier W3USA operation, 80 and 40 did
quite well for what I was using - a CushCraft D4 trapped dipole in the condo
attic, and a 65 wire vertical with minimal radials for 80. Not everybody heard
me, but a lot of not especially loud EU stations picked me up on 80 and 40. I
even managed to get JA0QNJ on 80.

So such is life for a few more years until some sunspots return.

73 - Jim K8MR
 
VY2TT(K6LA)   SOAB HP   8,368,0802017-11-27 01:19:30
15 meters was much better than hoped. 10 meters was open to Europe here Friday
morning, but not a peep during the contest. It seemed like there were more
calls beginning with R and U than ever.

No visits from Murphy, except self inflicted like when I hit a button on the
macro keypad that put the right transmitter in test mode. Oh, and when I
knocked over a half full glass of iced tea.

73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT
 
VA3DF   SOAB(A) LP   1,812,7612017-11-27 01:20:32
Entered this contest with high hopes. Friday night went as planned with massive
signals from EU on 80 m. In fact, by Saturday morning, I had matched last
year's DX count on 80 (for all of last year's contest). Unfortunately, the
worst was yet to come....

Saturday started OK - not great, but not bad either - but by the PM condx had
changed for the worse. Enough that I rapidly lost interest in the contest. By
Saturday midnight I was resigned to the fact that this was as far as I was
going and was ready to quit.

Things looked better in the morning and although I was about 400 qsos behind
last year's pace I decided to roll up my sleeves and get to it! With a lot of
luck I managed to overcome the qso deficit and exceeded my wildest
expectations.

Following is a critical analysis of each band:

10 m - expected nothing and was rewarded accordingly

15 m - the band that keeps on giving, even when you think the solar cycle has
probably scuttled any chance of working lots of DX

20 m - where the action is

40 m - probably my favorite band. Always happy to exceed 100 DX countries

80 m - think I exceeded my personal DX best on this band

160 m - "Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away" - 160 m signals
received at my qth are so weak they might as well come from the Crab nebula.
Having said that, this baby did cough up a double mult in the last 15 minutes
of the contest )

All in all, a great contest!

As usual, it's a jungle out there...

73,

Doug
VA3DF
 
WW4LL   M/S HP   5,075,6522017-11-27 01:20:38
Great time having everyone here. Fell just short of the goal that we set, but
nonetheless, the team kept pushing on till the end. Conditions were less than
optimum and we had a problem or two that we'll be working on.

On behalf of the team, thanks to everyone for working and spotting us.

73'....Fred, WW4LL
 
WA8REI   SOABClassic LP   62,8282017-11-27 01:21:20
Part time this year due to church and other obligations, so likelyno
certificate. About 12 hrs. in the hot seat. FT-2000; Mosley PRO 67B; 80 m.
dipole. The 2 el. on 40 really performed FB! Age 70, CW OP for 52 years. I'm
an OT. C U next year. T U for the contacts.
 
K5AF   SOABClassic LP   277,4432017-11-27 01:23:42
Incredible 40M daytime conditions! On 10m, I had to crank both the RF and AF
gain controls to the max just to pull in some of the weak signals. Even with
poor conditions, this contest is still fun, and there were many examples of
propagation magic throughout the contest.
 
KØOO(@WA3EKL)   M/2 HP   1,977,1362017-11-27 01:23:58
From K0OO at WA3EKL.

We had our normal mini CW crew this weekend with some new operators and a fun
time was had by all. Some of the phone ops are now getting better at cw.
Despite the atmospheric conditions we did amazingly well with good country
counts on 20 and 40. Even on noisy 160 we managed 30 multipliers. The lower
bands seemed a little more noisy the second night until about 0600 UTC when
suddenly they became much quieter. 40 was dying to Europe earlier and was now
open to the west for us. Pacific was good and after a few ZL's suddenly we
began working every European we could hear Long Path until about 0800 UTC. It
does pay to keep someone in the chairs at all times!
Special thanks you go to the crews of PJ2T swept us on 6 bands and VP5M swept
us on 5 bands. As always W3LPL was a beacon for all of the bands. Thank you
also to all of those that took their Holiday in some sort of a Dxpedition away
from their families. Thank you also to the Caribbean stations that are still
in rebuild mode fro the earlier storms. My best to the crews at KP4 and KP2
for their efforts to make it on the air for this one.
The Thanksgiving leftovers were delicious!
See you all in the pill ups.

73,

from K0OO and the WA3EKL contest crew
 
N4NM   SOSB/15Classic LP   5,1122017-11-27 01:24:02
I chose the entry class with the lowest time commitment. This is not the weekend
to choose to demonstrate your dedication to contesting (or maybe it really is!).
I worked everyone I could hear...'nuff said!!! Pleasant surprises: AH0K, AH2R,
V6A.

N4NM
 
K5FNQ   SOAB HP   87,8922017-11-27 01:25:14
Way too many College football games and social functions, but it was fun to
participate.
 
W3USA(K8MR)   SOABClassic LP   97,1252017-11-27 01:25:34
Condo operation with hidden antennas, Saturday only. Sunday I started over fresh
as K8MR. Odd conditions on 80 - most of the NE USA big guns were weak, not much
louder than the Europeans. But the EU folks heard me surprisingly well.

No Asia, no zone 1 or 16, no Pacific other than KH6, no Africa outside zone 33,
on any bands. But still it's always good to pass out some QSOs.

73 - Jim K8MR
 
WA7BNM   SOSB/15 LP   20,3942017-11-27 01:25:51
It's been a long time since I was home on this weekend after Thanksgiving and
able to operate in CQWW CW. All S&P. S&Ping on CW is lot less efficient
than SSB.

Unfortunately, conditions were not as good as for CQWW SSB. Managed to work a
few Southern European stations Sunday morning. If there was a European opening
on Saturday I missed it.

Equipment:
Elecraft K3+

SteppIR DB-36 at 105 ft
Optibeam OB16-3 at 72 ft
Simple A/B switch between antennas
 
K7RL   SOABClassic HP   1,623,1322017-11-27 01:27:05
First time entering the Classic category. Even though operating is limited to a
24 hour period, it's still a weekend long event. That said, it is nice to
cherry pick the best operating times!

Conditions overall were pretty good. 40m was better the second night with a
nice opening to JA and EU well after 19z. 80m was excellent into JA.

15m was perhaps the biggest disappointment. The short daylight hours, coupled
with low sunspots really hurt working into EU and JA.

10m opened Sunday morning into zones 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Nice to
get those mults.

It's a bummer waiting for ops to sign when you're unassisted and using one
radio. I suppose it's fair to ask if not signing really helps rate or pile-up
management? N6MJ and others have recorded amazing records while signing after
every call. Just sayin'. The debate goes on.

Thanks to all for the Qs and another fun CQ WW contest!

73, Mitch, K7RL
 
KE8M   SOAB(A) HP   1,244,3912017-11-27 01:28:29
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1.8 7 13 5 6 1.9
3.5 202 562 16 70 2.8
7 179 505 20 81 2.8
14 379 1102 29 102 2.9
21 188 530 23 87 2.8
28 14 35 7 7 2.5
Total 969 2747 100 353 2.8
Score: 1,244,391
1 Mult = 2.1 Q's


Elecraft K3s + Ameritron ALS 1300 @ 500-1000 W
Elecraft K3s + Ameritron ALS 600 @ 300-400 W
Low Band Systems Band Pass Filters PerfoBoxs 1500w
Hamation Bandpasser filters 100w

Antennas :
10M - Hy Gain LJ 105CA @ 45 ft
15M - Hy Gain LJ 155CA @ 42 ft
20M - Hy Gain LJ 204CA @ 50 ft
20M - 1/2 wave loaded vertical @ 2 ft
40M - inverted vee dipole @ 45 ft
40M - full size ground plane @ 25 ft
40M - full size ground mounted 1/4 vertical 120 1/4 radials
80M - full size ground mounted 1/4 vertical 175 various size radials
160M coil load the 80M antenna
600 ft unterminated beverage antenna NE/SW

a k3s in each ear now thats something new !
 
NN4K   SOAB(A) HP   127,8402017-11-27 01:28:30
Thanks for the contacts. Conditions were better than I expected. Lots of
activity and fun. Qs will be uploaded to LOTW.
73 Mac NN4K
 
NØKQ(@N6ZFO)   M/S HP   1,095,1202017-11-27 01:30:31
Unusually good propagation to Eu on 80m Sat evening, better than on 40m here.
On switching from 40m about 0700Z there were few signals on the band. . but
they were Europeans and there was almost no competition. First signal heard was
M6T --he came back on first call. Note the high ratio of countries to QSO's on
that band, because we had no JA runs I guess.

20m Eu openings, which had been very very good were just OK, but did manage
short runs to Eu on Sunday morning. Some fairly strong JA's on 160 about 1500Z
on Sunday, but of course there's no point in working many of them in this
contest.

Eq: FT-1000MP MkV to Alpha 86; Multi-mono Yagi for 20, 15, 10 with 3, 4 and 7
elements (Force 12, Innov, K7NV Special). S/W: N1MM+.

For N6ZFO . . first opportunity to work this contest in last 24 years, as
Thanksgiving weekends have nearly always prevented an effort at this level.

73 Bill & Bill N6ZFO and N0KQ
 
N9NA   SOAB(A) HP   813,8882017-11-27 01:31:33
Ten Tec Omni 7, Ten Tec Centurion, Steppir DB18e, 80 mtr ocf, 160 mtr inv L 55
ft twr, N1MM+.
 
KV1J   SOAB(A) HP   141,2502017-11-27 01:33:41
73 Eric KV1J
 
KM6JD   SOAB HP   205,3202017-11-27 01:35:43
Great contest. Had lots of local QRN during my 20m JA runs. Made things
difficult for the last three hours of the contest. 40m seemed much better on
Friday night compared to Saturday night. HF conditions were fair to poor with
10m being closed here in Nevada. Did very little on 80m due to poor antenna
configuration. 160m was much better in terms of antenna configuration (using
my 60 foot tower with C31-XR Yagi) but still didn't do much there either. 40,
20 and 15 were my best bands. Was very pleased with how my new 40m vertical
performed. All in all, it was a very fun contest with great signals and
fantastic operators. Very professional group of contesters.

Rig: Kenwood TS-590SG
Antenna (20,15,10m): Force-12 C31-XR at 60 feet
Antenna (40m): quarter-wave vertical at 7 feet
Antenna (160,80m): 60 foot Rohn 25 tower with Yagi on top
 
K7XC   SOAB(A) HP   293,4102017-11-27 01:36:19
What an amazing weekend of top notch CW operators worldwide, Always a joy to
participate in this event. Conditions hovering on life support with more QSOs /
Mults on 160M than 10m! A few periods of fair conditions mixed with several
episodes of Solar Disturbances rolling through making it a very tough road at
times. 10M barely opened to grudgingly allow a few SA Mults. No EU on 15M but
open all day to AF/SA/NA/AS/& OC. Able to work the Western Europeans on 20M
with some repeats. 40M was a mixed bag with better than average long-path
openings each morning. 80M was surprising with some awesome DX logged. 160M was
a textbook case of the Sunset/Sunrise Gray-line enhancements providing some
awesome opportunities at add to my low-band DXCC totals. Thanks to all who
worked to pull my signal from the QRM/QRN. Station here is an old IC-746
driving an AL-80B to 750W. Antennas include: 160M Inv L, 80M/40M Fan Inv Vee,
3ele 20M yagi, 3 ele 15M yagi, & a 4ele 10M yagi. Almost completely hunt
and pounce. Still not bad for a retired fat old man! 73s de Tim - K7XC -
DM09jh... sk
 
KD9MS   SOAB LP   442,5602017-11-27 01:37:22
What a great weekend! Of course I spent the week fixing coax connectors, replace
old ones and redoing some that I tried to fix during the colder weather. It
really helps having all the antennas to use. Looking at the stats from N1MM,
which operated flawlessly, I made 324 contacts on the FT2000D and 186 on the
FTdx1200. Basically I used the antennas I fixed on 80m with the inverted L on
the second radio and also on 15m and some on 10m. Having all the antennas
working was a blessing!

I would like to note that the receiver on the 1200 is much better than the
2000D, but I did buy the 2000d 10 years ago.
Noting the band conditions, it was kind of weird. I worked AK the first contact
of the contest on 20. Later on Saturday, trying to work JA's on 15, I couldn't
hear anything although I could hear people working them, But if I turned the
antenna just a bit more west, I picked up AH2R, A31MM and V6C all west, but
nothing north until Sunday. Lots of JA's to work and lots of DL's and Europe.

A big thanks to all the US stations that gave me the multipliers for the zones
and especially that big USA mult. I only had one station Cqing in my face when
I tried to get a USA and Zone 5. Of course, I didn't count on all the VE's out
there and I still picked up the mults. Thanks especially to W0AIH for the 10m
USA, Zone 4 double mult. He was the only station I could hear on 10 when I
checked it and he came right back to me! Thank you!

A highlight on 160 was breaking a small pileup with TI7W on the first call with
only 100W. And ZF2MJ came right back to me on the first call on 160. Kind of
scared me but thanks for having such great ears on the low band. I also got to
work ZS2NF I suppose before he got spotted or maybe at the end of his pileup,
because I put him in the log after only 2 calls! Thanks to all my friends in
SMC for their help and guidance and to Anthony AB9YC for pushing me and then
dragging me up the live contest score server. That makes for some good
competition when you take a break and see where the other club members are in
the contest.

There are a lot of GREAT CW operators out there! I met most all of them this
weekend!

73, Craig KD9MS
 
K8KI   SOAB(A) HP   215,0162017-11-27 01:38:22
Lotsa fun. Equipment here ran flawlessly, and I loved it. Expert 1.3K amp ran
1100 watts and never even felt warm. High bands very sparse. Topband was also
sparse here. Hope I can survive to the next sunspot cycle.
 
AD1C   SOAB(A) LP   513,1502017-11-27 01:38:28
Radio: Yaesu FTDX-5000, 100 watts
Antennas: Hy-Gain AV-640 multi-band vertical
1/2 size G5RV dipole in attic
Loaded (shortened) dipole for 80 meters
Software: WriteLog for Windows

I did about as well as I could given propagation, etc. The secret was staying
in the chair! 15m was non-existent to Europe on Sunday. I should have checked
10m more often Saturday, just LU, TI and a local. The rest was all worked on
Sunday. 80m did not seem as good as last year, no DX for me this time. JAs
were loud on 40m both mornings, but I couldn't manage any zone 24 or 28 QSOs
there.

I replaced my 5-year-old shack computer with something a little more modern,
and I managed to get everything working by early Friday afternoon. My biggest
concern was having the LP-PAN stuff working again so I could see a waterfall of
signals in Write Log.

I missed the following CQ zones: 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 26, 34 and 36.

Thanks to the many stations who pulled my signal out of the crud.

99 DXCC entities plus IT9 below:

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

3B9 1 1
5B 1 1 2
5W 1 1 2
5X 1 1
6W 1 1 1 3
6Y 2 2 2 2 8
8P 1 1
8R 1 1
9A 3 2 5
9G 1 1 2
9M6 1 1
9Y 1 1 1 3
A3 1 1
BY 1 1
C6 1 1 1 3
CE 2 4 2 1 9
CM 4 1 1 6
CN 2 3 2 7
CT 1 1 1 3
CT3 5 5 3 13
CU 1 1 2
CX 2 2 3 7
DL 7 14 21
E7 1 1
EA 3 8 3 14
EA6 1 1
EA8 4 4 2 10
EI 1 1 2
F 6 9 2 17
FG 1 1
FJ 1 1 1 3
FM 1 1 2 4
FY 1 1 1 3
G 1 7 1 9
GJ 1 1
GM 1 1
GW 1 1
HA 2 4 6
HB 1 1
HC 1 1 1 3
HK 1 1
HK0/a 1 1
HP 1 1 2
HR 1 1 1 3
I 4 4 8
IT9 1 2 2 5
J3 1 1
JA 26 40 26 92
K 2 2 3 2 2 11
KH0 1 1 1 3
KH2 1 1 1 3
KH6 5 5 6 16
KL 2 1 3
KP2 1 1 1 3
KP4 1 2 1 4
LA 1 1
LU 2 6 7 4 19
LX 1 1 2
LY 1 1
LZ 1 1
OA 1 1
OE 1 1 2
OH 1 6 7
OH0 1 1
OK 1 6 7
OM 2 2 4
ON 1 1
OX 1 1
P4 3 3 3 9
PA 4 4
PJ2 1 1 1 1 4
PJ4 2 2 2 6
PY 2 7 14 1 24
PY0F 1 1 1 3
PZ 1 1 1 3
S5 3 5 8
SM 2 2 4
SP 1 2 3
TI 2 1 2 1 6
TK 1 1 2
UA 2 1 3
UA9 2 2 4
UR 1 1
V2 1 1 1 3
V3 1 1 2
V4 1 1 1 3
V6 1 1
V7 1 1
VE 1 27 59 13 100
VK 1 1 2
VP5 1 1 1 3
VP9 1 1 1 3
XE 3 4 2 9
YN 1 1 1 3
YO 2 2
YU 1 2 3
YV 1 1 2
ZF 2 2 2 1 7
ZL 1 1 5 7
ZS 1 1 2
 
W8MJ   SOAB(A) HP   2,713,8022017-11-27 01:38:38
Conditions definitely different then CQWW Phone Contest, but that was to be
expected. 15 meters was a disappointment, but 20 meters made up for it. Did
not do a full time effort. Had to take Sunday afternoon off for family outing
to get the real Christmas tree with the granddaughter and parents. To see the
smile on her face has we walked around to cut down the tree was priceless.
Thanks for all the q's. Log has been uploaded to LOTW.
 
W8FN   SOAB HP   163,2002017-11-27 01:38:38
This one was hard work again. Bad conditions and my inferior antennas made it
tough going on all bands.

The lack of discipline heard on the DX pileups seems to be growing amongst the
contest community as well. I can't say how many times I heard a DX station with
a pileup come back to most of or even a complete call, only to have a dozen
stations dump their calls over and over again while he tried to complete the
QSO. I was disappointed to hear a lot of familiar contest stations doing this.
Add to that the often-heard situation of guys running at 36-38 wpm but taking
up to 2 seconds to come back to someone, even with a partial call, and you have
the perfect prescription for chaos.

Running non-assisted S&P these days seems to be a losing proposition. A
good many of the big operations went for long periods with no ID and then sent
their call just once, only to have it completely covered by the aforementioned
uncontrolled calling. There must be a whole bunch of busted calls in the logs
of people who just jump on spots without verifying who they're actually
working.

And get off my lawn! Sorry to be complaining -- guess I'm just tired and a bit
frustrated with the way things work at sunspot minimum for us tribander and
wire guys. Thanks to everybody who was able to copy my poor signal, especially
on 80 meters. Hope to see you next time.

73...
Randy, W8FN
 
AE1T   SOAB(A) HP   576,9442017-11-27 01:39:56
Good ops, with good ears! 73 de Peter, AE1T
 
W3UA   M/S HP   8,451,2792017-11-27 01:40:07
Club Points distribution: YCCC 50%, Ural Contest Group 50%
 
XE2B   SOAB(A) LP   557,1062017-11-27 01:40:58
Missed most of the saturday resulting in much lower score than last year's.
Enjoyed good stateside runs on sunday and a late opening to JA on 15M, and
surprised to be called by VR0EH!
The motivation was kept high due to the virtual battle on cqcontest.net. Great
page!
Thanks for the Q's

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: XE2B
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: XE2B

S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 0 13 25 0 38 38 3.9
0100 0 9 1 18 0 0 28 66 6.7
0200 14 3 1 0 0 0 18 84 8.6
0300 0 1 28 0 0 0 29 113 11.5
0400 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 117 12.0
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 12.0
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 12.0
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 12.0
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 12.0
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 12.0
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 12.0
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 12.0
1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 12.0
1300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 12.0
1400 0 0 0 2 31 0 33 150 15.3
1500 0 0 0 0 22 2 24 174 17.8
1600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
1700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
1800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
1900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
2100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
2200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
2300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
0100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 17.8
0200 0 10 24 0 0 0 34 208 21.2
0300 0 64 26 0 0 0 90 298 30.4
0400 21 7 3 0 0 0 31 329 33.6
0500 0 3 14 0 0 0 17 346 35.3
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 346 35.3
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 346 35.3
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 346 35.3
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 346 35.3
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 346 35.3
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 346 35.3
1200 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 348 35.5
1300 2 3 0 26 0 0 31 379 38.7
1400 0 0 0 74 0 0 74 453 46.3
1500 0 0 0 31 56 0 87 540 55.2
1600 0 0 0 3 129 0 132 672 68.6
1700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 672 68.6
1800 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 673 68.7
1900 0 0 0 6 8 13 27 700 71.5
2000 0 0 0 2 2 4 8 708 72.3
2100 0 0 0 1 118 0 119 827 84.5
2200 0 0 0 84 5 0 89 916 93.6
2300 0 0 0 5 57 1 63 979 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 37 101 102 265 454 20 979

Gross QSOs=980 Dupes=1 Net QSOs=979

Unique callsigns worked = 777

The best 60 minute rate was 159/hour from 1543 to 1642
The best 30 minute rate was 176/hour from 1605 to 1634
The best 10 minute rate was 198/hour from 1616 to 1625

The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 2 times.
4 QSOs/minute 20 times.
3 QSOs/minute 78 times.
2 QSOs/minute 150 times.
1 QSOs/minute 355 times.

There were 49 bandchanges and 4 (0.4%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 35 93 82 173 343 2 728 74.4
South America 1 1 2 33 21 16 74 7.6
Europe 0 2 9 34 22 0 67 6.8
Asia 0 1 2 17 48 0 68 6.9
Africa 0 1 5 3 6 0 15 1.5
Oceania 0 3 2 4 13 2 24 2.5
??? 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.3
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 37 101 102 265 454 20 979

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 5
4 571
5 275
6 119
7 1
8 3
9 5

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
5B 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
6W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
6Y 1 0 1 1 2 0 5 0.5
8R 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
9A 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.3
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
BV 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
BY 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
C6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
CE 0 0 1 4 1 1 7 0.7
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
CM 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
CN 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.2
CT 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
CT3 0 0 2 2 1 0 5 0.5
CU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
CX 0 0 0 3 1 3 7 0.7
DL 0 0 1 4 2 0 7 0.7
EA 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 0.4
EA8 0 1 2 1 3 0 7 0.7
ER 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
ES 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
F 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.3
FG 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
FM 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
FY 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
G 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0.5
HA 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.3
HB 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
HI 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
HP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
HR 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.4
HS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
I 0 1 1 0 3 0 5 0.5
*IT9 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.3
JA 0 0 2 14 43 0 59 6.0
K 31 87 78 154 315 0 665 67.9
KG4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
KH0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
KH2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
KH6 0 2 2 1 4 0 9 0.9
KL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
KP2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
KP4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
LA 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.2
LU 0 0 0 7 5 8 20 2.0
LX 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
LY 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.2
LZ 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
OA 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.4
OH 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.2
OK 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.3
OZ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
P4 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 0.4
PA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
PJ2 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 0.4
PJ4 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.3
PY 0 0 1 7 5 2 15 1.5
PY0F 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
PZ 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
S5 0 0 2 2 1 0 5 0.5
SM 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
TI 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.3
TK 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.3
UA9 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.3
V2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
V3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.2
V4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
V6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
VE 2 4 2 7 12 0 27 2.8
VK 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.2
VP5 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
VR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
XE 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.2
YB 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
YL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
YN 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
YO 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
YU 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.3
YV 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
ZF 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
ZL 0 1 0 1 3 1 6 0.6
??? 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.3
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 37 101 102 265 454 20 979

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
04 19 38 34 62 142 0 295 30.1
05 6 39 19 71 100 0 235 24.0
03 8 14 27 27 85 0 161 16.4
25 0 0 2 14 43 0 59 6.0
15 0 2 6 18 8 0 34 3.5
14 0 0 3 13 13 0 29 3.0
13 0 0 0 10 6 11 27 2.8
08 2 0 1 9 11 1 24 2.5
09 1 1 0 8 9 1 20 2.0
11 0 0 1 8 5 2 16 1.6
33 0 1 5 3 5 0 14 1.4
07 0 2 1 3 4 1 11 1.1
31 0 2 2 1 4 0 9 0.9
32 0 1 0 1 4 1 7 0.7
12 0 0 1 4 1 1 7 0.7
27 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.5
24 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0.4
10 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.4
20 0 1 0 2 1 0 4 0.4
19 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.3
30 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.2
06 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.2
29 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
35 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
02 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
16 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
01 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
28 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
26 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
------------------------------------------------------
Total 37 101 102 265 454 20 979

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 634
2 bands 104
3 bands 23
4 bands 12
5 bands 4
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 18 49 53 162 344 8
 
KG4V(N1EN)   SOAB(A) LP   1,089,1652017-11-27 01:42:49
First chance I've had to make anything like a serious effort in a long time.

One of these days I need to get an amp. Friday night and Saturday were
disappointing, aside from the joy of psychic contacts. Sunday morning was
better, but had high noise levels on the low bands at the end.

Station:
2×K3
10m, 20m, 40m delta loops
15m double H
80m Carolina Windom
160m Inverted L w/ FCP
 
KVØQ   SOSB(A)/160 HP   28,7282017-11-27 01:43:57
Wow what a struggle to operate 160 meters from the Mid-West!

I wanted to see how my new 160 meter four square would play in the pile ups
after all my work on the vertical array this past summer. I could still hear
many multipliers I just could not put in the log especially in Europe. The
band was in and out towards Europe both evenings and provided a reasonably good
JA opening both mornings.

Thank you for the QSOs and we wish everyone a happy holiday season!

Bill KV0Q
 
K7ZA   SOAB(A) HP   220,8062017-11-27 01:45:55
100% H
 
WA2FZB   SOAB(A) HP   614,3852017-11-27 01:46:57
I was hoping that conditions would be similar to the SSB weekend last month, to
see if I could match or beat my phone effort, but it was not in the cards. Weak
signals, a high local noise level, and lack of sleep prior to the contest
conspired to leave me less than enthusiastic about my score. Hopefully I will
do better next year.
 
ED2C(@EA2RCF)   M/2 HP   3,423,5252017-11-27 01:53:52
third year on WW at EA2RCF, Radioclub Foronda shack. Short number of operators,
but in good mood as always. Just two rigs for M/2, but one of the linear amps
died after some hours of operation. We had also one of the xmitters receiving
during some hours on an empty RX antenna... -still searching the resposible
;-)
The propagation was quite good, except on 28 MHz where we did no Q's.
The goal was to get better results than last year and we reached it, with 400K
pts more and just 10 Q's less (better dx working)
Anyway a good experience and another opportunity to learn.
See you all next year!
 
N3HEE   SOSB(A)/40 LP   3,9202017-11-27 01:54:25
Always out of town for this contest. Was going to operate remote but had a
technical problem with my remote station on day of contest. Just got back home
in time to make a few Q's.
 
KA1IS   SOSB/40 HP   293,0072017-11-27 01:54:48
Great conditions. Band was open longer than usual. Getting called by TF3GD was a
nice surprise late Sunday. Still a few hot-switching faults between the IC-7300
and ACOM 1500. But mostly resolved by buffering the amp key line to add more
delay.

Using two doublets NE/SW and NW/SE with corresponding beverage antennas. Fixed
the antenna tuning so the entire band required one setting and could switch
freely between antennas. This was a huge improvement. Very difficult working
into Asia with wire antennas but did manage Thailand and Japan. Maybe next year
we'll put up a beam. I say that every year.
 
NX1P   SOABClassic HP   823,2842017-11-27 01:56:39
Big wind, power outage (back up jenny) big rain, last hour s8 rain static. This
year was quite a challenge!
 
K3EW   SOABClassic LP   205,3592017-11-27 01:56:59
First CQWW CW in a few years. First time using N1MM+. What a fantastic tool.
Had a great time using low power and wire antennas. Many interruptions due to
head cold/sinus infection/coughing and family commitments- But it allowed me
to enter the Classic Overlay entry class. Glad it was a CW contest and not an SSB
weekend- would have had no voice for it. Special thanks to W3NRJ who let me
work the pile ups before jumping in- Kudo's Jim/Rick
 
AB4B   SOSB(A)/40 LP   129,5782017-11-27 02:00:53
Another effort from a phone op. Thanks for putting up with me over the weekend.
LP from the deep South ain't the best choice however I wanted to get more of
the
CW experience plus some station evaluation. Didn't plan to put in the time I
did but
those cluster pile-ups got me hooked even it was brutal with LP. More
experiences
were had I can assure you. Not much of a run op so all S&P which kept me
busy. Amazing what you can find to work between those spots eh? CNDX were not
stable at the start but improved a bunch Sat. Band started to open about 2:00PM
local time on Satand 1:30PM on Sun. Only disappointment was the SE Asian path
from here in the " Heart of Dixie". Had fun I think though going
over some mental replays in the next few days of happenings during the weekend
might change that Hi HI. Thanks for all who put up with my operating techniques
( or lack of)and those who made it into my log.

Look for all in ARRL DX in the new year....Tim AB4B
 
KM7N   SOAB(A) LP   1,7502017-11-27 02:01:12
I am NOT a CW contester. But I had FUN! I have a 15 WPM ear, and my software
doesn't do a good job of decoding the fast ones to back me up, so I spent a lot
of time listening to each station before I called to make sure I got their call
and exchange right. I was surprised at my success on 40M, and just generally
enjoyed myself. Thanks for all the Qs!
 
KJ6MBW   SOSB/15 LP   43,9902017-11-27 02:02:04
Rig: FT-857D at 100w
Ant: 2 ele tribander

It was OK for this level of solar activity but well down from the similar entry
on 21 MHz back in 2015. Working 27 zones does seem to cover a lot of geography
but about half of the contacts were with zone 25, the other 26 provided only a
few QSOs each: zone 8 was next best one with 11 QSOs. Worked 6 stations from EU
in zone 14. Briefly heard one zone 15 and one zone 20 station but signals gone
to nothing rather quickly. Good propagation to Africa with the 7Q6M QSO for all
time new country in my DXCC list.

Many thanks,

Sergey
 
W6XK   SOAB(A) HP   49,3642017-11-27 02:04:18
Personal Challenge: DXCC in a single weekend.
Result: 106 distinct entities worked in ~10 hours of operating.
 
W2FU   M/2 HP   11,386,5182017-11-27 02:06:32
Even with low sunspots, the low polar absorption was apparent on all bands for
our northern location.....Congratulations to Matt's crew at KC1XX for again
showing us the way this contest is supposed to be worked! Also, great jobs
turned in by our more western competitors at K9CT and K0RF, both who had much
bigger scores than last year.

We missed two of our regulars, but got a great job from KD2RD who made the trek
up from LI to be with us this weekend.

Jeff



W2FU M/2 setup. Each station:
2 x K3S, 1 K3, two 87a

160 - TX wire 4 SQ, RX 4 SQ, Beverages
80 - TX wire 4 SQ, RX 8cr, Beverages
40 - 4l at 130', 4L fixed at EU 70', RX 8cr,
20 - 5x5x5 @ 150', ,RX 8cr
15 - 5x5x5 @ 120' , RX 8cr
10 - 6x6 @ 70'. RX 8cr

N1MM+ and GH Everyware wireless control system

Day Hr 1.8 3.5 7 14 21 28 Tot Accum
2017-11-25 00 0 31 141 3 0 0 175 175
2017-11-25 01 3 56 57 2 0 0 118 293
2017-11-25 02 4 80 44 0 0 0 128 421
2017-11-25 03 14 92 10 2 0 0 118 539
2017-11-25 04 7 91 36 1 0 0 135 674
2017-11-25 05 3 95 33 2 0 0 133 807
2017-11-25 06 13 67 17 0 0 0 97 904
2017-11-25 07 10 54 26 0 0 0 90 994
2017-11-25 08 4 12 70 16 0 0 102 1096
2017-11-25 09 1 7 76 5 0 0 89 1185
2017-11-25 10 3 10 25 5 0 0 43 1228
2017-11-25 11 2 4 4 41 0 0 51 1279
2017-11-25 12 0 0 5 163 36 0 204 1483
2017-11-25 13 0 0 0 176 148 0 324 1807
2017-11-25 14 0 0 0 137 162 0 299 2106
2017-11-25 15 0 0 0 137 138 9 284 2390
2017-11-25 16 0 0 0 93 41 1 135 2525
2017-11-25 17 0 0 0 100 41 6 147 2672
2017-11-25 18 0 0 0 41 34 1 76 2748
2017-11-25 19 0 0 10 24 11 0 45 2793
2017-11-25 20 0 0 63 26 9 0 98 2891
2017-11-25 21 0 1 72 20 1 0 94 2985
2017-11-25 22 0 1 79 64 0 0 144 3129
2017-11-25 23 7 2 56 14 0 0 79 3208
2017-11-26 00 3 34 14 0 0 0 51 3259
2017-11-26 01 3 30 9 0 0 0 42 3301
2017-11-26 02 6 16 8 9 0 0 39 3340
2017-11-26 03 15 33 4 0 0 0 52 3392
2017-11-26 04 11 24 6 2 0 0 43 3435
2017-11-26 05 14 53 2 0 0 0 69 3504
2017-11-26 06 17 31 3 0 0 0 51 3555
2017-11-26 07 9 36 16 0 0 0 61 3616
2017-11-26 08 1 6 44 0 0 0 51 3667
2017-11-26 09 0 6 17 0 0 0 23 3690
2017-11-26 10 0 4 2 1 0 0 7 3697
2017-11-26 11 1 8 3 38 0 0 50 3747
2017-11-26 12 0 0 6 172 11 0 189 3936
2017-11-26 13 0 0 0 154 130 0 284 4220
2017-11-26 14 0 0 0 133 115 2 250 4470
2017-11-26 15 0 0 0 116 43 0 159 4629
2017-11-26 16 0 0 0 90 34 0 124 4753
2017-11-26 17 0 0 0 48 23 2 73 4826
2017-11-26 18 0 0 19 31 13 3 66 4892
2017-11-26 19 0 0 47 18 4 0 69 4961
2017-11-26 20 0 0 83 15 6 3 107 5068
2017-11-26 21 0 0 70 16 7 0 93 5161
2017-11-26 22 0 0 68 80 0 0 148 5309
2017-11-26 23 1 8 43 11 0 0 63 5372
Total 0 152 892 1288 2006 1007 27 5372 5372
 
K1ZZ   SOAB(A) HP   6,941,0882017-11-27 02:08:07
Lost power Saturday morning in the middle of a nice 15 meter run and thought
about forgetting the idea of a serious effort, but I've been looking forward to
this weekend for months and when the power came back on about two hours later I
decided to keep going.
 
K7SS   SOAB(A) HP   111,9312017-11-27 02:10:23
Started out LP, but after awhile it was much more fun HP. Part time effort.
EU was sparse, JA plentiful, and thanks to all the expeditions to the
CA/SA/Carib
that became to bulk of the action for many.

phenomenal scores, especially from TI7W and ZF2MJ... a great horse
race...congratulations !

the single op bar has been raised once again.

73 de K7SS
 
K5KU   SOAB LP   979,3122017-11-27 02:11:15
lowest score since getting back on the air 4 years ago. the bands sounded a
little strange from what I am recalling. absolutely no runs on 40. my 40 meter
total has always been almost double the 20 meter total. not this year. the
signals I was hearing were either strong or non-existent. I cut it short the
first night and went to sleep hoping things would be better the 2nd night.
didn't happen, so, I cut it short the second night too. Even 160 didn't feel
right. I usually don't have any problems working stations there but it was like
my wire had fallen out of the tree. hihi. we will try this DX contest thing
again in Feb. hopefully condx. will be better.
 
K1TR   SOAB(A) LP   277,4552017-11-27 02:12:21
Enjoyed operating with the KC1XX M/2 team on Saturday. Worked a few from home
around several other activities on Sunday.
 
N6KW(@K7RI)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   264,7922017-11-27 02:13:35
I operated this contest at K7RI. Thanks to Tom for hosting me at his remarkable
station.
 
W9RE   SOAB HP   4,448,6702017-11-27 02:13:47
I got a good weather break on Friday (50 degrees) and with help from a tower guy
we fixed the DE on my top 40 yagi (@199') and I sure needed it this weekend.
During SS Phone I noticed the SWR was high and discovered a section of tubing
had come out. I went up the tower on Monday but was unable to handle the job
alone and then it got cold.

If the repair had not occurred I'm sure I would have had trouble keeping up the
motivation to operate full bore.

The op was out of synch for too much time and I took really bad off times (like
I was napping on Saturday morning at the 20 meter opening bell.

This was a total blasé I could hardly find time to get a drink or eat a
sandwich with all the great activity.

Thanks very much to all the people who travel, adjudicate results, prepare
their stations, etc. to make this the best contest time.

http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: W9RE
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: W9RE

--> TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO5W has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO5W has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--> D1DX has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO5W has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- 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 83 8 0 0 91 91 3.2
0100 3 13 66 1 0 0 83 174 6.1
0200 0 64 16 0 0 0 80 254 8.9
0300 12 30 10 1 0 0 53 307 10.7
0400 1 62 1 8 0 0 72 379 13.2
0500 14 46 0 0 0 0 60 439 15.3
0600 2 25 2 5 0 0 34 473 16.5
0700 9 8 32 0 0 0 49 522 18.2
0800 1 1 46 5 0 0 53 575 20.0
0900 2 15 14 0 0 0 31 606 21.1
1000 5 3 13 6 0 0 27 633 22.1
1100 0 2 17 2 0 0 21 654 22.8
1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 654 22.8
1300 0 0 0 116 4 0 120 774 27.0
1400 0 0 0 118 17 0 135 909 31.7
1500 0 0 0 43 58 8 109 1018 35.5
1600 0 0 0 24 47 7 78 1096 38.2
1700 0 0 0 73 19 0 92 1188 41.4
1800 0 0 0 39 17 1 57 1245 43.4
1900 0 0 0 26 21 0 47 1292 45.0
2000 0 0 0 26 23 2 51 1343 46.8
2100 0 0 0 35 16 1 52 1395 48.6
2200 0 0 146 11 0 0 157 1552 54.1
2300 1 2 75 7 0 0 85 1637 57.1
0000 0 3 35 11 0 0 49 1686 58.8
0100 0 52 0 0 0 0 52 1738 60.6
0200 2 1 26 0 0 0 29 1767 61.6
0300 13 4 8 0 0 0 25 1792 62.5
0400 3 13 5 0 0 0 21 1813 63.2
0500 0 54 6 0 0 0 60 1873 65.3
0600 15 28 0 0 0 0 43 1916 66.8
0700 0 21 5 0 0 0 26 1942 67.7
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1942 67.7
0900 0 2 7 0 0 0 9 1951 68.0
1000 1 1 6 0 0 0 8 1959 68.3
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1959 68.3
1200 0 0 0 57 0 0 57 2016 70.3
1300 0 0 0 57 72 0 129 2145 74.8
1400 0 0 0 0 136 0 136 2281 79.5
1500 0 0 0 4 97 0 101 2382 83.0
1600 0 0 0 39 18 0 57 2439 85.0
1700 0 0 0 38 15 0 53 2492 86.9
1800 0 0 1 19 21 5 46 2538 88.5
1900 0 0 0 35 9 0 44 2582 90.0
2000 0 0 0 14 19 0 33 2615 91.1
2100 0 0 0 44 12 0 56 2671 93.1
2200 0 0 108 1 0 0 109 2780 96.9
2300 0 0 80 9 0 0 89 2869 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 84 450 808 882 621 24 2869

Gross QSOs=2898 Dupes=29 Net QSOs=2869

Unique callsigns worked = 2036

The best 60 minute rate was 165/hour from 2208 to 2307
The best 30 minute rate was 176/hour from 2226 to 2255
The best 10 minute rate was 186/hour from 2246 to 2255

The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 3 times.
4 QSOs/minute 46 times.
3 QSOs/minute 216 times.
2 QSOs/minute 524 times.
1 QSOs/minute 974 times.

There were 478 bandchanges and 198 (6.9%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 44 110 141 145 101 4 545 19.0
South America 5 13 39 60 90 20 227 7.9
Europe 28 309 568 593 396 0 1894 66.0
Asia 1 6 23 39 3 0 72 2.5
Africa 4 8 22 27 18 0 79 2.8
Oceania 1 2 12 16 12 0 43 1.5
??? 1 2 3 2 1 0 9 0.3
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 84 450 808 882 621 24 2869

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 35
4 876
5 1225
6 693
7 4
8 9
9 24
10 3

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
3X 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
5B 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
5W 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
5X 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5Z 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
6Y 2 2 2 2 2 0 10 0.3
7Q 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
7X 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
8P 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
8R 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
9A 1 6 12 9 8 0 36 1.3
9G 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
9Y 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.2
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.1
A6 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
BV 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
BY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
C6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
CE 0 2 2 6 3 2 15 0.5
CE9 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
CM 1 2 5 2 0 0 10 0.3
CN 2 2 2 3 2 0 11 0.4
CT 1 1 2 5 5 0 14 0.5
CT3 1 3 6 6 5 0 21 0.7
CU 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
CX 0 0 2 3 5 3 13 0.5
DL 3 70 117 92 69 0 351 12.2
E7 0 1 2 4 2 0 9 0.3
EA 1 13 45 30 41 0 130 4.5
EA6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
EA8 1 3 7 10 5 0 26 0.9
EA9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
EI 2 1 0 3 2 0 8 0.3
ER 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
ES 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.2
EU 0 7 4 10 4 0 25 0.9
F 2 13 26 30 39 0 110 3.8
FG 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FK 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
FM 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
FY 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
G 2 7 31 25 39 0 104 3.6
GI 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.2
GJ 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
GM 1 1 5 7 2 0 16 0.6
GU 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.1
GW 0 1 4 4 2 0 11 0.4
HA 1 17 16 18 7 0 59 2.1
HB 0 5 8 3 8 0 24 0.8
HB0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
HC 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
HH 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.1
HI 0 2 1 1 2 0 6 0.2
HK 0 0 2 4 2 0 8 0.3
HK0/a 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
HP 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
HR 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
HZ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
I 1 16 34 30 32 0 113 3.9
IS 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
*IT9 0 1 3 4 2 0 10 0.3
J3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
JA 0 4 10 27 1 0 42 1.5
K 6 46 49 46 25 1 173 6.0
KG4 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
KH0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
KH6 1 2 2 5 6 0 16 0.6
KL 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
KP2 1 0 1 1 2 1 6 0.2
KP4 0 1 3 2 5 0 11 0.4
LA 1 2 4 5 4 0 16 0.6
LU 0 1 5 8 19 9 42 1.5
LX 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
LY 0 7 4 5 5 0 21 0.7
LZ 1 6 12 9 6 0 34 1.2
OA 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0.1
OE 0 3 6 7 3 0 19 0.7
OH 0 5 5 11 2 0 23 0.8
OH0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.1
OK 3 22 32 25 15 0 97 3.4
OM 0 8 11 15 1 0 35 1.2
ON 0 7 9 9 8 0 33 1.2
OX 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OZ 0 3 1 4 3 0 11 0.4
P4 3 3 3 1 3 1 14 0.5
PA 0 11 12 24 21 0 68 2.4
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
PJ4 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.3
PY 0 0 12 21 44 1 78 2.7
PY0F 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.2
PZ 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
S5 2 11 21 25 12 0 71 2.5
SM 1 7 4 17 3 0 32 1.1
SP 0 18 33 35 15 0 101 3.5
SV 0 1 3 3 5 0 12 0.4
SV9 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
TA 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
TF 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
TG 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
TI 0 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.2
TK 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.2
TU 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
UA 0 8 22 51 0 0 81 2.8
UA2 0 2 1 0 2 0 5 0.2
UA9 0 0 5 5 0 0 10 0.3
UN 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
UR 0 13 33 38 1 0 85 3.0
V2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
V3 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
V4 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.2
VE 28 47 58 66 42 0 241 8.4
VK 0 0 2 6 1 0 9 0.3
VP5 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
VP9 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.1
VQ9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
XE 0 1 4 6 5 0 16 0.6
YB 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
YL 0 0 2 6 0 0 8 0.3
YN 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 0.2
YO 0 4 13 9 7 0 33 1.2
YU 1 6 15 8 4 0 34 1.2
YV 0 1 2 6 3 0 12 0.4
Z3 0 0 4 1 2 0 7 0.2
ZA 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.1
ZB 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
ZF 1 2 2 2 2 0 9 0.3
ZL 0 0 3 0 4 0 7 0.2
ZP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
ZS 0 0 1 3 3 0 7 0.2
??? 1 2 3 2 1 0 9 0.3
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 84 450 808 882 621 24 2869

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 16 142 273 265 256 0 952 33.2
15 11 127 206 207 116 0 667 23.2
16 0 28 62 99 5 0 194 6.8
04 17 47 49 41 19 1 174 6.1
05 9 21 51 41 16 0 138 4.8
20 2 13 31 25 21 0 92 3.2
03 7 24 4 27 29 0 91 3.2
08 9 16 24 19 20 2 90 3.1
11 0 1 14 22 46 1 84 2.9
09 5 8 14 19 15 4 65 2.3
33 4 8 17 19 12 0 60 2.1
13 0 1 8 11 25 12 57 2.0
25 0 4 10 27 1 0 42 1.5
07 1 2 5 7 10 1 26 0.9
06 0 1 4 6 5 0 16 0.6
31 1 2 2 5 6 0 16 0.6
12 0 2 2 6 3 2 15 0.5
02 1 1 4 4 2 0 12 0.4
32 0 0 5 1 5 0 11 0.4
30 0 0 2 6 1 0 9 0.3
35 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.2
38 0 0 1 3 3 0 7 0.2
19 0 0 3 3 0 0 6 0.2
01 0 0 2 2 1 0 5 0.2
10 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
21 0 1 3 1 0 0 5 0.2
27 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.1
28 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
40 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
37 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
24 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
18 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
17 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
39 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
29 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 84 450 808 882 621 24 2869

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1527
2 bands 304
3 bands 117
4 bands 59
5 bands 27
6 bands 2

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

PJ2T V47T

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 32 209 442 519 320 5
 
N4WW   M/S LP   2,905,9362017-11-27 02:14:59
CQWWCW Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2017-12-02

CallSign Used : N4WW
Operator(s) : NK4DX, WP3A, AD4Z, K1MM

Operator Category : MULTI-OP
Assisted Category : ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : LOW
Mode : CW
Default Exchange : 5
Gridsquare : EL98QR

Name : Austin G Regal
Address : 1425 Foxfire Drive
City/State/Zip : FL 32712
Country : UNITED STATES

ARRL Section : NFL
Club/Team : Florida Contest Group
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6916.0

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1.8 24 53 9 19 2.2
3.5 231 636 22 90 2.8
7 409 1109 33 133 2.7
14 708 1988 35 131 2.8
21 270 759 30 110 2.8
28 23 53 10 10 2.3
Total 1665 4598 139 493 2.8


Score : 2,905,936
Rig :

Antennas :

Soapbox :


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 : 2017-11-29 Signature :
 
N3QE   SOAB(A) HP   3,044,8002017-11-27 02:19:00
At starting gun I was unable to get a decent run going on 40M so went
"super-assisted" via reversebeacon spots. Except for some extended
runs on 20M and some shorter runs on 80M, I was super-assisted pretty much the
whole weekend. N1MM tells me that I was 75% search and pounce - and on 40M that
would be near 100%.

My best hour was a 100+ hour on Sunday morning, 36 hours into the test, when I
just went crazy clicking on 20M spots and working whatever was loud and in
phase.

80M was really quite good. EU Sunrise on Sunday morning was just superb for
80M, all of a sudden all of northern Europe especially Scandinavia came up
10-20dB, that was amazing.

Some new personal bests:

* Best 20M Qs ever
* Best 40M Multipliers ever
* Best 80M Qs and Mults ever

I watched online scores especially Nate NR3X and Randy K5ZD, as well as local
LP M/S W3LL.

Equipment: Ten-Tec Eagle, AL-1500, 130-foot doublet.
 
N6JV   SOAB(A) HP   1,286,6042017-11-27 02:19:03
First contest with complete station and antennas from the new QTH on the farm.
Was excited to hear many LP stations in Europe on 40 and some on 80 due to the
quiet location. The low noise also resulted in no missed QSOs with QRP
stations calling me.
 
CE3CT   M/2 HP   11,968,8642017-11-27 02:20:52
It was a pleasure to make a contest with top class operators.
73,CE3CT
Roberto
 
VE7VR   SOAB HP   754,2802017-11-27 02:21:18
Bottom of the cycle conditions but good enough to keep it fun and interesting.
 
WB4OMM   SOSB(A)/40 QRP   6,6502017-11-27 02:24:19
Got in just under 3 hours of casual operating over two days (about 2 hours worth
Saturday night). N1MM contest software, American Morse Equipment Paddle,
WinKeyer USB with a Yaesu FT-2000 running 5W to a G5RV antenna at 40 feet.
Conditions seemed pretty good, 40M was quiet and the signals strong. Worked 14
zones and 36 countries! Also seemed like lotsa participation! Always glad to
see (hear) that!! 73 to all!! Always fun to get on the air. Steve WB4OMM
 
W7AT(W7EW)   SOAB HP   402,8662017-11-27 02:29:55
Well. That was fun. An absolutely laid back weekend. Worked S & P when I
wanted, Ran when I wanted, DXed when I wanted and most importantly- slept when
I wanted. Easy to do that when you're not competing but just having fun on the
radio.
Random thoughts: Reciprocity is an illusion- I hear EU on 80M well but rarely
work them. Does that mean my 80M Tx is crap...or I hear too well....or somebody
is running smoke?
The quality of the CW is superb, mostly. Only two stations sent their call
as one long assortment of characters. I figured out one but the other is still
a mystery.
The smart guys got their zones on 10M by scatter. It works.
Now you can start really spiffing your 160M system, since you know what did
and didn't work because the ARRL 160CW and Stew Perry Extravaganza is just about
here. C U then.
 
KØOU   SOAB(A) HP   550,7152017-11-27 02:30:23
Running an IC-775DSP aandALPHA tp a a C4sxl(2 ele on each band 10 thru 40 on the
same boom at 65 ft es 80 M dipole at 62 FT N1MM says I was on 33 hours. so I
guess I was having a good time. 80 played well, but 15 did not, es never could
roust anyone up on 10 meters 20 es 40 were the work-horses.
 
6Y3M(@6Y5WJ)   M/2 HP   12,614,3552017-11-27 02:32:26
Our group (GOBFC) arrived on Tuesday evening and found most of the equipment and
antennas in order. We have replaced the 80m dipole with a vertical with elevated
radials.
We have experienced numerous power outages from Saturday night on; lasting from
few minutes to almost an hour where we have lost a few hundred Qs.
No multi station so we were most of the time running and chasing a few mults
here and there.
Condx from 6Y were pretty good on all bands except 10m. We had great runs and
had great fun as well.
Equipment:
K3, FT1K MKV
TL922, ACOM 1000
160 - Inverted L
80 - vertical
40 - 2 phased verticals towards North
20, 15, 10 - 2 ele gem quad, spider beam, hex beam
RX- beverages for EU, NA

Thank you for all the QSOs, best 73 to All and see you next time.

The GOBFC Team (Good Old Buddies Fun Club)
George, George, Lali
 
K3IE   SOAB(A) HP   1,902,2042017-11-27 02:33:59
The new DB-18 played great. Need more SO2R practice. Could not get into a good
rhythm. Also need second amp - was running the second station barefoot. The
AL-82 just hums along. Was thinking of replacing it with legal limit SS model
but think I will stick with it. Tune up is very quick with the presets labeled
on the cover.

Thanks for the Q's - Hunter, K3IE

Flex 6300
TT Eagle
AL-82
DB-18 @ 40 ft
Hex Beam @ 25 ft
Inv L's - 80/160
40 Mtr Moxon
 
K8GU   SOSB/20 HP   44,5892017-11-27 02:38:35
Plinking around with new 20-meter Yagi over four brief operating periods.
Thanks for the QSOs.

Station:

Homebrew (based on G0KSC design with K8GU modifications) 4-element OWA Yagi at
16 meters on an AB-621A/G mast fed with LMR-600
Elecraft K2/100
Drake L-4B at 1200 Watts

73,

--Ethan, K8GU.
 
KH6CJJ   SOAB LP   402,0212017-11-27 02:41:46
Poor conditions made working EU from Hawaii very difficult without a big, high
antenna. Did not hear a single DL, I, or Russian, so the score really
suffered.

Only heard two North American stations on 10, NA6O and K6IJ. K6IJ was very
loud for a short time Sunday morning. NA6O was my first contact when the
contest started. Heard a JA on 10 30 mins before the start, but none during
the contest.

Worked NA6O on 160 using my G5RV at 35' and 100 watts. He must have great
ears! Without a 160 meter antenna, this is the first time I have ever worked
someone on all six bands.

Lots of fun...thanks for all the Q's.

73 and Aloha, Kent

TS990
Hexx beam at 40 ft
G5RV at 35 ft
Local restrictions prevent better antennas!
 
VP5M   M/S LP   6,609,0122017-11-27 02:42:19
Notwithstanding Murphy making his presence known by using stray RF on close
proximity antennas to fry the input of two radios and playing havoc with USB
rig control and keying, all obstacles were overcome. Revenge was sweet with an
18% increase in score over last year. Will kept the run chair hot for much of
the time while Jim kept tabs on the "magic wall" monitor and the mult
radio to make sure almost no workable mult escaped our grasp. A fun contest in a
great island environment at Harbour Rock, Providenciales. Thanks for all the Q's
and mults.
73,
Will, AA4NC
Jim, K4QPL
 
K8AJS   SOSB/20Classic HP   262,2932017-11-27 02:46:07
Thanks for the QSOs!

Rig: Elecraft K3 w/P3 & KPA500 500 watts
Antenna: 3 ele quad
Software: N1MM Logger+ v1.0.6903.0
 
K4BAI   SOABClassic HP   29,5682017-11-27 02:46:46
Only QRV from home for approx the last 90 minutes. Bands sounded very busy and
conditions were pretty good on all bands but 10 meters. Wanted to contribute a
bit to the contest effort. Have been QRV for this contest mostly from the
Caribbean for the last 35 years or so and some before that beginning outside
the USA from TG0AA in 1967. 73, John, K4BAI.
 
V26K(AA3B)   SOAB LP   10,364,0092017-11-27 02:46:58
Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: V26K
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: V26K

--> TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--> D1DX has an unknown country prefix.
--> D1DX has an unknown country prefix.
--> 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.
--> 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--> TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- 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 27 136 0 0 0 163 163 2.1
0100 0 60 133 0 0 0 193 356 4.7
0200 0 99 127 0 0 0 226 582 7.6
0300 0 87 141 0 0 0 228 810 10.6
0400 63 24 121 0 0 0 208 1018 13.4
0500 0 115 99 0 0 0 214 1232 16.2
0600 61 42 102 0 0 0 205 1437 18.9
0700 20 62 85 0 0 0 167 1604 21.1
0800 0 35 36 0 0 0 71 1675 22.0
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1675 22.0
1000 0 0 63 111 0 0 174 1849 24.3
1100 0 0 14 132 92 0 238 2087 27.4
1200 0 0 0 139 122 0 261 2348 30.9
1300 0 0 0 112 116 0 228 2576 33.9
1400 0 0 0 103 106 0 209 2785 36.6
1500 0 0 0 92 130 0 222 3007 39.5
1600 0 0 0 94 120 0 214 3221 42.3
1700 0 0 0 80 142 1 223 3444 45.3
1800 0 0 0 160 145 0 305 3749 49.3
1900 0 0 0 145 126 0 271 4020 52.8
2000 0 0 0 95 67 0 162 4182 55.0
2100 0 0 87 84 3 0 174 4356 57.2
2200 0 0 109 111 0 0 220 4576 60.1
2300 5 0 70 66 0 0 141 4717 62.0
0000 0 25 71 4 2 0 102 4819 63.3
0100 0 97 90 0 0 0 187 5006 65.8
0200 47 37 62 0 0 0 146 5152 67.7
0300 25 56 65 0 0 0 146 5298 69.6
0400 0 80 79 0 0 0 159 5457 71.7
0500 20 60 60 0 0 0 140 5597 73.5
0600 15 53 69 0 0 0 137 5734 75.3
0700 0 72 72 0 0 0 144 5878 77.2
0800 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5879 77.3
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5879 77.3
1000 1 35 11 0 0 0 47 5926 77.9
1100 0 0 89 90 0 0 179 6105 80.2
1200 0 0 10 76 31 0 117 6222 81.8
1300 0 0 0 58 89 0 147 6369 83.7
1400 0 0 0 39 38 0 77 6446 84.7
1500 0 0 0 24 42 2 68 6514 85.6
1600 0 0 0 48 82 0 130 6644 87.3
1700 0 0 0 47 91 0 138 6782 89.1
1800 0 0 0 31 19 14 64 6846 90.0
1900 0 0 0 117 74 11 202 7048 92.6
2000 0 0 0 115 70 0 185 7233 95.0
2100 0 0 56 107 11 0 174 7407 97.3
2200 0 0 80 34 0 0 114 7521 98.8
2300 22 1 66 0 0 0 89 7610 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 279 1067 2204 2314 1718 28 7610

Gross QSOs=7766 Dupes=156 Net QSOs=7610

Unique callsigns worked = 4404

The best 60 minute rate was 308/hour from 1803 to 1902
The best 30 minute rate was 316/hour from 1824 to 1853
The best 10 minute rate was 336/hour from 1844 to 1853

The best 1 minute rates were:
8 QSOs/minute 1 times.
7 QSOs/minute 8 times.
6 QSOs/minute 105 times.
5 QSOs/minute 295 times.
4 QSOs/minute 529 times.
3 QSOs/minute 634 times.
2 QSOs/minute 543 times.
1 QSOs/minute 337 times.

There were 4598 bandchanges and 3149 (41.4%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 224 539 828 1205 1068 14 3878 51.0
South America 10 12 28 43 39 11 143 1.9
Europe 38 496 1278 951 581 0 3344 43.9
Asia 2 7 46 81 7 0 143 1.9
Africa 4 9 15 23 17 3 71 0.9
Oceania 0 3 8 8 4 0 23 0.3
??? 1 1 1 3 2 0 8 0.1
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 279 1067 2204 2314 1718 28 7610

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 49
4 3569
5 2623
6 1324
7 9
8 13
9 20
10 3

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
3V 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4L 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
4O 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 5 2 1 0 8 0.1
5B 1 1 1 1 3 0 7 0.1
6Y 1 2 1 2 2 0 8 0.1
8P 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0
9A 0 10 22 14 9 0 55 0.7
9G 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
9H 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
9M2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
A4 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.0
A6 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
CE 0 0 2 3 2 1 8 0.1
CM 0 3 4 0 0 0 7 0.1
CN 1 2 2 3 2 1 11 0.1
CT 0 1 7 5 4 0 17 0.2
CT3 1 3 4 6 3 0 17 0.2
CU 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 0.1
CX 1 1 1 2 3 1 9 0.1
DL 3 103 216 177 128 0 627 8.2
E7 0 1 7 3 2 0 13 0.2
EA 3 21 43 48 48 0 163 2.1
EA6 0 1 3 0 2 0 6 0.1
EA8 2 3 5 8 5 2 25 0.3
EA9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
EI 0 3 1 4 2 0 10 0.1
ER 0 1 4 1 2 0 8 0.1
ES 1 2 2 4 1 0 10 0.1
EU 0 7 19 11 5 0 42 0.6
EX 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
F 2 27 41 42 40 0 152 2.0
FM 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
FY 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
G 2 26 63 48 42 0 181 2.4
GI 0 1 1 2 3 0 7 0.1
GJ 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
GM 0 2 6 4 3 0 15 0.2
GU 0 0 2 3 1 0 6 0.1
GW 0 2 4 7 2 0 15 0.2
HA 3 7 38 25 14 0 87 1.1
HB 0 8 12 18 6 0 44 0.6
HB0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.0
HH 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
HI 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 0.1
HK 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
HP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HR 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
HS 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
HZ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
I 4 33 84 63 47 0 231 3.0
IS 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
*IT9 1 2 6 7 3 0 19 0.2
J6 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
JA 0 0 12 65 0 0 77 1.0
K 199 496 754 1110 972 13 3544 46.6
KG4 1 2 4 2 2 0 11 0.1
KH0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
KH2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
KH6 0 3 4 3 2 0 12 0.2
KL 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
KP2 2 1 2 1 2 0 8 0.1
KP4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
LA 0 4 5 7 4 0 20 0.3
LU 0 2 2 11 6 3 24 0.3
LX 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
LY 1 19 20 9 7 0 56 0.7
LZ 0 7 19 8 6 0 40 0.5
OA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
OE 0 4 11 9 3 0 27 0.4
OH 0 14 18 21 9 0 62 0.8
OH0 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 0.1
OK 1 22 63 42 17 0 145 1.9
OM 1 6 27 13 4 0 51 0.7
ON 0 9 17 15 13 0 54 0.7
OZ 0 8 6 11 6 0 31 0.4
P4 3 2 3 3 2 0 13 0.2
PA 0 16 36 40 23 0 115 1.5
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
PJ4 1 1 1 2 0 0 5 0.1
PY 1 2 10 15 19 5 52 0.7
PY0F 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.0
PZ 1 1 1 0 1 0 4 0.1
S5 0 13 36 31 11 0 91 1.2
S7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
SM 0 11 14 18 9 0 52 0.7
SP 1 23 71 49 24 0 168 2.2
SV 1 5 9 6 6 0 27 0.4
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 1 4 2 1 0 8 0.1
*TA1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
TI 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.0
TK 1 1 2 2 3 0 9 0.1
TN 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
TZ 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
UA 8 35 140 99 19 0 301 4.0
UA2 0 2 4 2 2 0 10 0.1
UA9 1 5 15 9 0 0 30 0.4
UN 0 1 4 3 0 0 8 0.1
UR 2 15 117 37 25 0 196 2.6
V2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
V3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
V4 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
VE 14 21 51 77 78 0 241 3.2
VK 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VP5 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
VP9 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
VQ9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VU 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
XE 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.1
YB 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
YL 0 5 8 8 2 0 23 0.3
YN 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
YO 0 4 32 10 6 0 52 0.7
YU 3 9 27 14 9 0 62 0.8
YV 1 2 5 3 3 0 14 0.2
Z3 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.1
ZB 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
ZF 2 2 2 2 1 0 9 0.1
ZL 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
ZP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ZS 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.0
??? 1 1 1 3 2 0 8 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 279 1067 2204 2314 1718 28 7610

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 129 357 444 607 612 0 2149 28.2
14 10 246 482 453 340 0 1531 20.1
04 73 136 269 425 302 13 1218 16.0
15 17 174 451 323 172 0 1137 14.9
16 10 58 286 149 51 0 554 7.3
03 13 27 95 155 139 0 429 5.6
20 2 18 71 31 23 0 145 1.9
25 0 0 12 65 0 0 77 1.0
08 9 17 15 9 11 1 62 0.8
11 1 2 11 16 20 6 56 0.7
33 4 8 12 18 10 3 55 0.7
09 8 7 12 11 7 0 45 0.6
13 1 3 3 13 9 4 33 0.4
17 1 5 11 8 0 0 25 0.3
07 1 3 2 3 3 0 12 0.2
31 0 2 4 3 2 0 11 0.1
21 0 0 4 1 3 0 8 0.1
12 0 0 2 3 2 1 8 0.1
02 0 1 2 3 1 0 7 0.1
35 0 1 2 1 2 0 6 0.1
39 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.1
06 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.1
18 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 0.1
32 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
19 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.1
27 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.1
38 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.0
28 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0.0
40 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
26 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
36 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
01 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
22 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
30 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 279 1067 2204 2314 1718 28 7610

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2756
2 bands 746
3 bands 407
4 bands 341
5 bands 147
6 bands 7

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

NR5M EF8R CN2AA WX0B K5NA K5TR
CW5W

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 64 287 995 903 504 3
 
CN2AA   M/S HP   32,034,2612017-11-27 02:47:26
100 countries on 160 in two nights!!!
 
K3PH   M/S HP   3,286,9202017-11-27 02:49:21
One rotator control box died during the contest in a most strange way.
Periodically, it would decide to turn the antenna to the clockwise stop for no
apparent reason. Fortunately, we had a spare.
 
K6JS   SOAB(A) HP   155,7602017-11-27 02:50:01
Ran the whole contest with a roof mounted SteppIR BigIR vertical with 80M coil.
99% S&P.

Sorry for all the repeats, a majority of the signals were very weak, ESP
sounding. It was nice to catch the early Sunday afternoon (2200Z) opening to
EU. Worked zones 14,15, 33 and surprised to 9G5W.

Thanks for the Q's

Elecraft K3, KPA 500
 
KBØR   SOABClassic LP   20,7902017-11-27 02:52:24
KX3 Hardrock-50 Amp 50 Watts to Ground Mounted HF6V Vertical Antenna
 
WA7LNW   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   6,1362017-11-27 02:58:02
Enjoyed Thanksgiving Holiday weekend in South Carolina with family. We returned
home in time to work the last 1.5 hrs of contest.

Looking forward to ARRL 160 Contest.

Best 73's de Jack, WA7LNW
 
K5TU   SOAB HP   1,310,9592017-11-27 03:01:11
Unassisted
 
CX7RT(VA3PCJ)   SOSB/15 QRP   1,1682017-11-27 03:02:53
RIG: Elecraft KX3 @ 5W; Ant.: "mini-W3EDP" (inverted Vee) w/4:1 unun +
Elecraft T1 QRP tuner (remote). Operating QRP/P from Piriápolis, Maldonado
(GF25id).
 
K6LL   M/2 HP   3,872,5502017-11-27 03:04:09
With four good operators, we had the two K3's staffed with one operator each for
the entire 48 hours. All of the equipment worked perfectly, except for one brief
period when one wireless keyboard started sending strange commands to a
different computer than the one it was paired with. Conventional USB keyboards
solved the issue in short order.

The RX noise level toward Japan on 40 was S6. Other directions were quiet. It
may have been a neighbor's elaborate Christmas lights - will investigate. Noise
level on 80 remains frustratingly high. I think the source is something high
powered, far away. We had quite a bit of inter-station interference from 40 to
20, and from 80/160 to 40, but the operators made it work.

I think we did better than expected, considering that the station is pretty
humble, with a tribander and shorty forty on one 48 foot tower, on a small city
lot. Having the beams all pointing in the same direction is a major drawback
around dawn and dusk, when JA and EU are open at the same time on 40, 20 and
15. We really had more operator talent than we had station to support them.

It was a lot of hard work, but still fun. Thanks for all the QSO's!

.
 
KN7K   SOABClassic HP   385,4072017-11-27 03:06:28
part time effort on W7RM and part time from home as KN7K
 
K3TUF   M/S HP   2,644,9022017-11-27 03:13:48
we all had a great time in this contest. It's the first time I've run M/S. Still
not fully prepared for using the mult station to it's full extent. Much more to
come in that area.
We used the new Power Genius amp, and it was tremendous. Just sat there and
delivered a cool 1.5kw all day and all night long. Love it.
We're already starting the planning for next year. More antennas.
73,
Phil K3TUF
 
K3LR   M/M HP   18,166,6862017-11-27 03:15:23
Super congratulations to the W3LPL team for their outstanding score this weekend
in the 2017 CQ WorldWide CW contest. We look forward to every DX contest to
share this great competitive experience that we have here in the USA with many
Multi Multi teams. W3LPL has an incredible run of participation in this contest
and we congratulate them. Way to go guys! This time there was fantastic USA MM
competition with very close scores. All multi operator teams share some special
team moments and we are thankful to spend 48 hours enjoying our radio hobby with
close friends here in West Middlesex, PA at the K3LR station. Another close race
at the top with emphasis on big time fun with the best of friends! Yes, this is
VERY special - it is the friendship that is the best! This operation was
dedicated to our close friend and long time team member Bob, W3GH "The
Green Hornet" who was part of our very first multi multi win and recently
became a silent key.
Thanks to lots of hard work before, during and after the contest by my very
good friend Dave, W9PA who is with us every step of the way. To keep over 20
K3LR computers running for our contesting efforts is a big job. Very TU to
W9PA! Also thanks to Greg, W8WWV for all of his help with the keeping the
hardware here at K3LR best in class. And huge thanks to Tim, W3YQ who is the
K3LR "project master". Thanks to Bob, N6TV for all of his WinTest
advice, scripts and setups.
HF Radio conditions were much different from last year, which allowed for more
fun on the low bands. N9RV, K5GN and N3SD had a blast on 20 meters. The super
40 meter team of N2NC and W2RQ kept the band manned for almost the full 48
hours with lots of good DX. K3UA and G4TSH worked 80 meters and enjoyed some
excellent DX conditions. N6TV and N6AN were the awesome 15 meter team with good
rates and some cool DX. N3GJ and VE3RA swept up everything they could find on
10. The K3LR station hardware is listed on the HARDWARE tab of
http://www.k3lr.com K3LR QSLs 100% direct via the mail, via the QSL buro, LoTW,
Club Log and eQSL. We'll see you in February and March 2018 for the ARRL
International DX Contests!

On behalf of the K3LR Multi Multi Team, Season's Greetings and Best DX!

Very 73!

Tim K3LR

http://www.k3lr.com k3lr at k3lr.com


BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES OPERTORS

160 402 749 1.86 19 83 K3LR
80 1398 3861 2.76 32 127 K3UA + G4TSH
40 2117 5859 2.77 38 147 N2NC + W2RQ
20 2534 7077 2.79 39 155 N9RV + K5GN + N3SD
15 1273 3423 2.69 33 137 N6TV + N6AN
10 101 228 2.26 15 32 N3GJ + VE3RA
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Totals 7825 21197 2.71 176 681 => 18,166,686

Continent Statistics

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent


North America 216 197 272 296 225 39 1245 15.4
South America 20 24 58 109 126 57 394 4.9
Europe 167 1100 1699 1828 843 0 5637 69.9
Asia 1 79 87 273 35 0 475 5.9
Africa 7 17 36 49 39 3 151 1.9
Oceania 4 18 39 59 35 6 161 2.0

BREAKDOWN QSO/mults K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 12/16 103/49 195/59 56/51 12/11 2/3 380/189 380/189
1 24/7 69/19 128/29 28/1 6/4 . 255/60 635/249
2 25/14 102/20 74/31 12/1 . . 213/66 848/315
3 33/20 114/18 48/12 8/3 . . 203/53 1051/368
4 31/5 121/6 55/2 2/1 . . 209/14 1260/382
5 18/4 101/3 62/8 5/2 . . 186/17 1446/399
6 15/2 68/6 78/3 6/2 . . 167/13 1613/412
7 11/4 46/1 128/4 5/5 . . 190/14 1803/426
8 7/2 14/7 124/1 40/15 ..... ..... 185/25 1988/451
9 8/0 13/5 72/4 19/3 . . 112/12 2100/463
10 5/2 15/2 37/8 18/6 5/4 . 80/22 2180/485
11 11/0 40/3 33/10 50/8 8/10 . 142/31 2322/516
12 3/0 12/2 43/0 167/31 51/36 . 276/69 2598/585
13 . . 11/0 189/12 161/30 2/4 363/46 2961/631
14 . . . 168/5 179/21 3/5 350/31 3311/662
15 . . . 174/4 135/12 13/8 322/24 3633/686
16 ..... ..... ..... 156/3 72/3 11/1 239/7 3872/693
17 . . 1/1 114/4 42/5 9/0 166/10 4038/703
18 . . 3/0 43/2 42/2 5/3 93/7 4131/710
19 . . 8/0 39/2 30/2 3/0 80/4 4211/714
20 . 1/0 57/0 32/2 17/2 4/2 111/6 4322/720
21 . 43/1 103/1 64/1 22/5 10/3 242/11 4564/731
22 9/3 77/2 113/1 70/6 26/4 . 295/16 4859/747
23 5/3 61/4 76/0 59/2 8/1 . 209/10 5068/757
0 22/2 24/0 73/1 17/1 2/0 ..... 138/4 5206/761
1 27/3 19/1 40/0 11/2 . . 97/6 5303/767
2 11/4 33/0 26/2 12/0 . . 82/6 5385/773
3 13/0 46/1 9/2 4/2 . . 72/5 5457/778
4 20/3 57/3 16/1 4/0 . . 97/7 5554/785
5 13/2 55/1 15/0 . . . 83/3 5637/788
6 26/1 43/1 21/0 2/0 . . 92/2 5729/790
7 15/0 38/0 67/0 6/0 . . 126/0 5855/790
8 6/1 16/0 66/0 1/1 ..... ..... 89/2 5944/792
9 9/2 8/2 59/0 . . . 76/4 6020/796
10 2/0 8/0 25/0 6/0 . . 41/0 6061/796
11 9/0 1/0 5/1 36/0 . . 51/1 6112/797
12 . 14/2 7/1 170/4 26/5 . 217/12 6329/809
13 . . . 141/4 127/5 1/2 269/11 6598/820
14 . . . 130/2 111/2 3/3 244/7 6842/827
15 . . . 109/1 70/2 3/0 182/3 7024/830
16 ..... ..... ..... 85/0 39/0 2/2 126/2 7150/832
17 . . . 51/1 12/0 3/1 66/2 7216/834
18 . . 3/0 43/1 17/1 16/7 79/9 7295/843
19 . . 11/0 29/0 14/0 6/2 60/2 7355/845
20 . . 30/0 25/0 8/1 3/1 66/2 7421/847
21 . 6/0 80/1 37/1 13/1 2/0 138/3 7559/850
22 6/1 9/0 69/1 52/2 17/1 . 153/5 7712/855
23 5/1 21/0 46/1 39/0 1/0 . 112/2 7824/857
DAY1 217/82 1000/148 1449/174 1524/172 816/152 62/29 ..... 5068/757
DAY2 184/20 398/11 668/11 1010/22 457/18 39/18 . 2756/100
TOT 401/102 1398/159 2117/185 2534/194 1273/170 101/47 . 7824/857

QSO Counts By Band-Country

K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10

3B9 1 1 1 1
3V 1 1 1 1
3W 1
3X 1 1
4L 1 2
4O 2 2 2
4S 1
4U1V 1 1 1
4X 4 9 5 4
5A 1
5B 1 2 2 2 2
5H 1
5W 1 1 1 1
5X 1 3 1
5Z 1
6W 1 1 1 1
6Y 2 2 2 2 2 2
7Q 1 1 1
7X 1 1 1
8P 2 2 1 1 1
8R 1 1 1 1 1
9A 3 18 21 22 10
9G 1 1 1 1
9H 1 1 1 1 1
9K 2 1
9M2 1
9M6 1 1
9Q 1
9Y 2 1 2 1 2 1
A3 1
A4 1 2 2 1
A6 1 1 2 1
A7 2
A9 1 1
BV 1 2
BY 1 3 10
C3 1
C6 1 1 1 1 1
CE 1 2 3 7 4 3
CE9 2 1
CM 1 4 8 4 1
CN 2 2 3 3 3
CP 1
CT 1 3 14 12 8
CT3 2 4 7 8 5 1
CU 1 1 1 2
CX 1 1 4 4 6 4
DL 26 223 316 324 201
DU 1
E7 1 9 12 6 1
EA 3 33 102 91 79
EA6 1 4 2 4
EA8 3 6 12 15 11
EA9 1
EI 6 6 4 11 6
EK 1
ER 2 3 2 1
ES 1 3 3 5 1
EU 1 19 17 23 6
F 10 46 93 96 62
FG 1
FJ 1 1 1 1 2 1
FK 1 2 4 2
FM 1 2 1 2 3
FY 1 1 1 1
G 16 45 79 100 53
GD 1
GI 1 2 4 3 4
GJ 1 1 2 2
GM 5 12 12 17 6
GU 1 2 3 3
GW 1 4 6 12 2
HA 6 30 51 42 23
HB 1 16 33 33 18
HB0 1 1 1 1 1
HC 1 1 1 1
HH 1 1 1 1 1
HI 1 1 2 2 2
HK 1 1 2 5 4
HK0/a 1 1 2 2
HL 1 1 5
HP 1 1 1 2 2
HR 2 1 1 1 1 1
HS 2 1
HZ 2 1
I 5 53 124 117 82
IS 1 5 3 2
IT9 2 2 5 9 3
J3 1 1 1 1
J6 1 1 1 1 1 1
JA 57 32 211 26
JT 1 1
K 126 70 117 136 98 20
KH0 1 1 1 1
KH2 1 1 3 2
KH6 3 6 7 12 9 3
KL 1 1 3 4 2
KP2 2 1 2 2 2 1
KP4 1 2 6 5 9
LA 5 14 18 17 4
LU 4 3 8 22 25 14
LX 1 2 2 3 2
LY 2 24 23 22 12
LZ 4 16 31 30 13
OA 1 1 2 2 1
OE 12 16 17 10
OH 2 20 20 42 5
OH0 2 1 3 1 1
OK 6 65 86 78 37
OM 2 22 36 32 6
ON 5 16 39 29 17
OX 1 1 1
OY 1
OZ 3 15 12 20 5
P2 1
P4 3 3 3 3 3 2
PA 8 34 62 80 37
PJ2 1 1 2 2 2 1
PJ4 1 2 2 3 2 1
PY 3 4 20 42 62 25
PY0F 1 1 2 1 1
PZ 1 1 1 2 1 1
S5 3 33 52 46 24
S7 1
SM 10 28 32 50 7
SP 3 66 86 82 29
SU 1
SV 1 7 10 8 6
SV5 1
SV9 1 3 4 3
T7 1
T8 1
TA 1 3 1
TA1 1 1
TF 3 2 3 2
TG 1 1 2
TI 1 2 3 2 2 1
TK 1 1 1 3 2
TU 1 1 1
TZ 1
UA 5 65 82 151 4
UA2 1 4 4 5 2
UA9 7 22 18
UN 1 2 1
UR 3 65 89 93 5
V2 1 1 1 1 1
V3 2 1 2 2 1
V4 1 1 1 1 1 1
V5 1
V6 1 1 1
V7 1 1 1 1
VE 65 86 99 108 69 5
VK 1 6 14 17 7
VP5 1 1 1 1 1
VP8 1 1
VP8/h 1 1 1 1
VP9 1 2 1 1 1
VQ9 1
VU 5
XE 2 4 7 7 9
YB 1 5
YL 1 8 8 11 2
YN 1 1 2 2 2 2
YO 1 17 28 31 9
YU 4 19 28 16 12
YV 1 1 3 7 4 1
Z3 3 5 6 3
ZA 1 1 1 2 1
ZB 2 1 1 1 1
ZF 2 2 2 2 2
ZL 1 8 11 10 3
ZP 1 1 1
ZS 1 5 8 8
 
AF6SA   SOAB HP   130,6002017-11-27 03:16:27
TRX:TS-2000 + 500W PA
ANT: 160M - 57ft Helical vertical
80M - 50ft top loaded vertical
40M - Vertical Delta / 50ft vertical
20M-10M W8JK beam
 
HL1VAU   SOAB(A) LP   80,2232017-11-27 03:17:48
Casual S&P works during the weekend. Having fun with Buddistick short
vertical and magnetic loop on the balcony.
 
N4CC   SOSB/40 HP   321,6002017-11-27 03:19:35
Not in it to win -- just wanted to try out antenna what was put back up last
month.
Had some RFI problems with computer and Alpha 9500 in the shack...Heard lots of
BY...almost worked BY3UPA but he never confirmed. BY7's seemed deaf. Asians
need to look on the long path on 40 at grayline. Kudos to HS0ZAR who did!
Spent 30 minutes calling 4S7AB but couldn't get through the Euro's. Never
heard him work N.A. Fun -- even though I'm not much of a contester. 73, all.
 
PJ4E(K9ES)   SOSB/20 HP   770,0602017-11-27 03:20:37
Great first time operating the PJ4G station. Radio - IC756 Pro3, AL1200 Linear,
mixture of C31XR, X19, C3 yagis.
 
W6JTI   SOAB QRP   267,2512017-11-27 03:21:13
This score is 0.5% better than my 2016 score. I think I've hit a plateau.

I flew a He balloon (130' of wire) for 160 and 80, but I took it down Sat
morning; a storm was predicted. Sunday, the wind sounded like a fast train. The
roof stayed on my little hamshack, and all the antennas stayed up. (amazing)

There were several hours of effort with NO contacts, both nights. Sometimes
they hear me and sometimes they don't. However, on 20-15-10 things went very
well.

Why can't the Chinese hear? I'm not surprised that they hear my 5W less than
half the times, but they often can't even hear powerful stations. I guess the
noise level is very high.
 
K4RO   SOAB(A) HP   1,481,7602017-11-27 03:22:08
Thought I'd try something different this year, so turned on the cluster spots. I
found it less stressful than unassisted operating. Much less time wasted waiting
for people to ID. Working multipliers is fun, even if the skimmers find them for
you. RBN accuracy was impressive. Too many yard chores plus perfect WX kept me
from putting in a full time effort this year. Spent the weekend trying to bust
packet pileups in between chores. Good pileup practice for Bouvet (my Last
One.)

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1.8 22 51 12 18 2.3
3.5 84 229 18 68 2.7
7 150 408 31 114 2.7
14 445 1231 34 126 2.8
21 256 721 28 105 2.8
28 3 6 3 3 2.0
Total 960 2646 126 434 2.8

Score : 1,481,760 Log submitted. Confirmation #: 1698120.cq-ww-cw
 
PJ4A(KU8E)   SOSB/15 HP   1,375,5682017-11-27 03:26:58
I have been coming to Bonaire to operate the CQWW DX CW Contest as PJ4A since
2007. I hadn't planned on coming down this year. John,K4BAI, had Eric K9ES and
Chuck , AD4ES, joining him this time and planned for some single band efforts
which is a departure from our usual M2X. A couple weeks before the departure
date John decided he wasn't up to making the trip this time. He asked me to go
in his place to help the guys setup their stations. The station layout is
complicated for someone who hasn't operated there before.

Chuck decided to do 40 meter single band using PJ4I and Eric did 20 meters as
PJ4E. I told them I would just take one of the bands they weren't using. I
chose 15 meters. I didn't really expect much since we are near the bottom of
the sunspot cycle. I turned out that 15 meters was the best band all weekend
with great conditions from the north coast of South America. When 15 meters
died I managed to make some additional contacts on 160 and 80 meters.

Congrats to PP5JR at ZW5B. I tracked him on the online scoring page but
couldn't quite catch up to him. He had a longer band opening than I did and the
multipliers he worked was the difference.

Not sure if I will be able to make it back to Bonaire in the future but if this
was my last trip it sure ended great.

Jeff PJ4A/KU8E
 
N9NB   SOAB(A) LP   1,154,8442017-11-27 03:29:09
Been looking forward to this contest for quite some time, as it was my first
opportunity to try SO2R in my own shack. The BPF's arrived to allow me to use
SO2R at 5pm the eve. of the contest, and I flew cross country to arrive in time
for the contest to start---- well, that was the plan. A 3 hour plane delay
caused me to miss the first day, and the installation of the filers and shack
set up took all of Friday night -- and I was beat from traveling the whole
day.

With some good sleep, I began the contest late Saturday morning, and had a
blast. I fat fingered a few things with the SO2R, but I was happy with how well
I did. One problem -- I couldn't figure out how to get sidetone into the
headphones, so I used the paddles with no sidetone the entire contest! I would
look at the S meter on the transmitting rig to figure out what I was sending.
What a hoot--Im sure I QLFed some sending,but all in all I was happy with the
first time trying SO2R. I found the new fixed tribanders (lo on the tower)
created a lot of QRM on to the top tribanders, even with the BPFs installed on
the top yagi coaxes, but no RX front ends were blown up, so that's a good
thing. I have to go back to the drawing board to figure out a better SO2R
configuration. I did this last-minute style, and despite the lack of careful
engineering, was pretty happy with the result for less than 24 hours. I worked
some amazing DX, and enjoyed picking off multipliers with the 2nd radio -- a
new thrill using assisted, a mode I have seldom used. It was a great time.

73 and thanks to CQ and to everyone for all the Qs. 73, ted n9nb

p.s. I always enjoy hearing W3LPL and K3LR get together on 3830 after the
contest, where they trade scores. Its neck and neck again! A virtual tie -- and
I enmoyed hearing Frank say that he has been doing the CQWW for 46 years and
never missing a contest (or something like that). Really is a fun contest!
Reminds me of the years when I was in college and operating at W9ZRX(now W9PA)
with the N9MM callsign. Was a great time and fun group. Its great the tradition
continues throughout the world.
 
WØMB   SOAB HP   22,3302017-11-27 03:31:24
NTS: Kenwood TS590, Alpha 76A, Pro67B@60, 80 dipole@70, 40 dipole@60, N1MM+. I
was just looking for new countries as I am still learning the code. Maybe I
will make a effort next year. The bands seemed to be in pretty good condition
and it was fun.
 
W2JC   SOAB(A) LP   155,9762017-11-27 03:31:30
I really wish 'run' ops would send TU when they get the correct response
and not just start a new CQ ... the S&P op doesn't know for sure if it got

received or run op is giving up. Two characters isn't going to really slow
things down - on the other hand, my appreciation and thanks to the dx
ops who are willing to pull a little signal from the noise. Their patience
gave me several new countries.
 
K2AX   M/2 HP   5,515,0382017-11-27 03:32:25
Many thanks again to Mark O’Brien (K2AX), his wife Donna, and his family for
their hospitality and patience hosting this all-FRC group at their home.

This was an all-around team effort. We operated around-the-clock for all 48
hours. There is no single hour in the log where we made zero contacts, and
only one hour where one of the stations was “dark” in the middle of the
second night. While we found it difficult to generate runs at certain times,
there were others where things really took off. At some point, each one of us
would shout out: “I just got <favorite rare DX goes here>!” so
everyone got some excitement working unusual and difficult DX.

We had zero equipment failures and no serious problems. However, one of the
Windows 7 computers insisted on installing updates and rebooting itself,
luckily at a slow point anyway and it only took a couple minutes.

This more than doubles the K2AX CQ WW SSB score from last month. We didn’t
set any records with this but hopefully it helps the overall club total.

To all of the K2AX/FRC team, thank you for the hard work, support and
cooperation.

Go FRC!
 
AD8P   SOSB/80 HP   20,1672017-11-27 03:35:11
We had the grandkids come in on Saturday so I was a limited time operator. Just
3 hours on Friday evening and another 2 hours on Sunday after everyone left.
Conditions on Friday were strange.
 
N1DID   SOABClassic LP   393,1192017-11-27 03:38:23
I enjoyed this contest, but I have to start thinking of better antennas on 80M
and 160M. I was disappointed in the lack of solid 10M openings. There were
some contacts but they seemed to be fleeting.

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year to everyone! See you for the 10M
contest!
 
VE3NNT   SOAB(A) HP   1,741,2842017-11-27 03:40:23
This was my first contest with the new tower and antenna at our cottage. The
tower is 90 feet self supporting with an Optibeam OB17-4 on top. This antenna
has exceeded my expectations. More often than not, I get a response to my first
call, even in reasonable sized pileups. It sure beats the dipoles up 20 feet in
the air that I used in the contest last year.

We've closed the cottage for the season, so this was a real test of how well
remote operation works. Other than a couple of dropouts due to occasional bad
internet delays, it worked very well. The only thing I noticed was a short
delay after my transmissions before I could listen again, but long enough that
I missed the first letter of the call of the responding station, which probably
annoyed them when I had to ask for a repeat.

We had company Friday night for dinner, so I started 2 hours late. I also had
to sleep Saturday night after staying up all night Friday. I also lost a couple
of hours of prime time Sunday afternoon. All in all though, it was great fun and
I thank you all for the QSOs, especially the many CWOPS that responded to my
CQs.

This has been a real learning experience. Next year I'll try to better optimize
my time on runs vs S&P, and pay more attention to multipliers. Also, I need
to think about installing an antenna for 160m. Without one, my score isn't as
high as it could be due to lost multipliers.

I can hardly wait until next year.
 
W5JR   SOAB(A) HP   56,1002017-11-27 03:43:30
Lots of other activities this year. All S&amp;P. How many years have I said I
need 20-15-10 antennas? The tuner decided not to tune the OCF on bands above
40, so missed out on 20m operation with the amp. The 15m Q's were at 100w.

Flex 6500, Alpha 87A, Wires in the trees.
 
K7JR   M/2 HP   1,401,6002017-11-27 03:45:06
Oh the joys of contesting at the bottom of the solar cycle from the west coast.
The Snake River Remote Contest Club came out in force anyway and had a great
time participating in this one -- cheering on one of our own, KL9A at TI7W. We
had some good runs on the low bands and 40M Long Path in the mornings was fun
working into much of Europe. We even heard some 80M Long Path signals but
couldn't break though all the callers.

Thanks to NK7U and K7ZS for keeping the station running.

Scott/K7ZO
 
W8UVZ   SOSB/160 HP   17,8002017-11-27 03:47:28
Improving Low Band Conditions
 
NA6O(@N6RO)   M/M HP   5,583,6482017-11-27 03:48:25
What better way to celebrate Ken's birthday than to have the Radio Oakley team
get together for one of the biggest 48 hour events in all of radiosport?
Although not really possible to win M/M from W6, this is a favorite for us all
at Radio Oakley. All the seats were filled and we had a great time. The final
score was 38% of that from 2014, so yes, conditions have deteriorated.

N6RO himself took charge of his favorite band, 160, with help from WX5S. The
station continues to be plagued by severe power line nose, though the repair
ticket is working its way thru the system. Ken insists he has a name and a
phone number... so progress!! The DXing was good though not spectacular as a
result; we were certainly being heard better than we were hearing.

After investing much personal effort upgrading the 80m antennas and switching
equipment, I managed to beat my performance from last year, mainly by working
the good openings to EU both evenings. Morning long path was impossible
however, due to line noise. It also seemed like there was a shortage of JAs on
Sunday morning. We were definitely spotted on the LP, but no chance of pulling
signals out.

40m was the top QSO producer this year with WA6O. Mike produced nearly 300 QSOs
above last year's 40 meter numbers, clearly comfortable back at his home station
after being at VP2 last year.

K3EST remains our eternal master of 20m, Demonstrating his great example of
solid butt in chair, producing results that easily beat last year's score. Bob
mentioned that the line noise was bothersome and as on all bands, and sincerely
apologizes for any alligator behavior.

15m was handled by N6WM (1 session remote but mostly on site) and N6BV
(remote), with the Remote Rig/K3 system working well after a couple of
last-minute debugging sessions. N6WM stayed at the Station Friday night after
resolving the Remote Rig problems and kicked off the contest with a 142 QSO
first hour on 15m before the band collapsed. He was also able to pick off EU
mults with European openings brief but ok, really no chance to run central EU
but lured in Western EU stations with a CQ or two. Signals were weak, some
barely deflecting the S-meter but still workable. There is still some life on
this band for now, and the vigilant full-time effort paid off.

Finally, on 10m, contester-in-training AI6JZ put his new CWops CW Academy
training to work on Saturday and part of Sunday. WX5S sat alongside, passing
along advice and helping out if the wheels were starting to come off. Thanks to
the ops who QRSed or took an extra moment to finish the exchange. Welcome aboard
Team Oakley, Bill. You're learning from the best. N6WM also jumped in and filled
a gap on 10, adding a zone and a couple of countries. N6RO had a go on Sunday as
well.

We all have much to be thankful for, especially the generosity of N6RO in
providing such a great station, and of course his contest chili. I am also
personally grateful for my call to have been selected for this event from this
amazing station. The team spirit, education, and FUN at Radio Oakley is a real
gift. Happy birthday, OM!

For the entire N6RO/Radio Oakley contest team, thanks for the Qs and see you in
the next contest.

-Gary NA6O
 
K6LE   SOAB LP   1,9802017-11-27 03:48:36
K3
Crippled Cushcraft R7

Mainly entered to find some new CQ Marathon points ( got a grand total of 3
)and to play around with N1MM+
 
W2EG   SOSB/40 LP   65,2082017-11-27 03:49:50
Tough sledding for 100W and a dipole. I found I could not run except during the
hour before sunset at my QTH. Conditions not good first night. Better second
night and still better last night. I was QRV ~12 hours; not many Qs to show for
it: avr only about 22/hour. Some amazing pileups -- 5H3, for example. I spent
considerable time calling without success. He was working split. Problem was
that there were other stations running only about 2 kHz higher than his tx
freq. Tough for me to figure out where he was listening. Thanks all for the Qs.
73, Rich, W2EG
 
W1PY   SOAB(A) LP   1,097,7392017-11-27 03:58:21
I did everything they said not to do.

*I introduced a bunch of new gear in the shack the week before a major
contest.
*I didn’t give myself time to fully test before the start of the contest.
*I tried SO2R for the first time in a (THE) major CW contest.
*I had a new call that wasn’t in the SuperCheck db.

And it all worked out great because I figured that I was completely screwed
and
decided to have some fun and see if I could get my head wrapped around the
mystical SO2R dance.

Summer had quickly disappeared on me and my antenna plans fell apart due to
logistical problems here. And while my new-to-me fancy tribander would have
to
stay on the ground, in the last couple weeks and with the help of KK1W, N1FJ,
WD1S and K1NZ, I was able to put up a new wire antenna on 80, my 40-2CD on the
temp tower, and lay down a 200ft BOG.

Just hours before the contest I was troubleshooting RFI that seemed to be
dancing around my shack like a bull trying to find it’s way out of the
subway
system. Thanks to W1HIS and others on the YCCC mailing list, I was able to
(at
least I thought) beat back the beast with an army of snap-on ferrites. So I
think I’ve got everything ready, the contest starts and now the Winkeyer in
the YCCC SO2R box is locking up mid transmission due to RFI. CRAP! So I burn
the first hour trying to come up with a solution and I’m ready to give up
and
just before I do, I decide to move the USB cable for the SO2R box to a USB
port
on the front of the computer instead of the rear. Voila! We’re back in
business. Yeah, the shack has issues.

Now that I had blown the start, I decided that I was going to not worry about
a
serious effort. I’d get some sleep, spend some time with the family here
and
there and just focus on making Qs while really thinking about the dance
between
two radios. I’d done my research, I’d watched the K5ZD videos, and I’m
a
four time Contest University graduate for god’s sake, how hard could it be?
Come to find out, IT’S THAT NOT EASY! Well at least not for me. But I did
figure out that it’s not impossible! And with practice, I’ll be able to
get the hang of it. I had some really good moments where everything worked
perfectly and I was adding Qs in much less time than if I had one radio. And
then there were times when I was completely lidalicious. Now I have the
ability to not just screw up royally on one band, but TWO and hitting the
wrong
keyboard shortcut can do just that. Don’t worry, I’ll be scanning the
3830
comments for my callsign alright.

All kidding aside, I had a lot of fun. The conditions were not great, but not
completely in the toilet either. Low power was certainly a challenge and the
bruises we get while trying to fight our way through the pileups and hold our
run frequencies are just going to be the reality for a while. Many times I
felt like a vicious chihuahua. I could tell some ops wanted to ignore my
light
yellow signal, but worked me just out of annoyance so I would stop nipping at
their ankles. Whatever the reason, I’ll take those points.

Oh and my favorite part of the contest? Sunday evening greyline here on the
east coast and all of a sudden 20 meters is full of JA spots. It feels like
there is no one else around as I put them in the log effortlessly. And just
as
quickly as they arrived, they’re gone again. That always feels like magic.

Thanks to everyone who helped before the contest and for all the contacts
during the contest.

73,

Matt W1PY
ex W1MSW
 
NI7R   SOAB(A) HP   402,7532017-11-27 04:00:52
Murphy struck Saturday night as my amp blew a tube. I had one spare, but took
time off before replacing the tube to watch my Clemson Tigers.

Good conditions to Europe from coastal South Carolina, especially on 80
meters.

K3, AL-811H, temporary vertical with 17 foot whip (and coils for 40/80) on top
of an all metal ladder.
 
WA4JUK   SOAB(A) HP   613,4702017-11-27 04:05:41
A Good contest with a lot of activity.
 
VE3UTT   SOAB(A) HP   726,5612017-11-27 04:06:13
REMOTE: K3 / Optibeam / 80m inv &quot;V&quot; / 160m &quot;L&quot;

First QSOs were 1130 to 1230 UTC and then not until 2030 UTC Saturday. 15m was
better than expected. No Canada multiplier on 160m, 80m, or 15m, plus no US on
10m. However, worked all 40 zones.

Hope all had fun.
 
KZ5D   SOABClassic HP   946,1102017-11-27 04:10:45
Whew. Age is becoming a factor for me. These 24 hours seemed a lot harder than
last time I did this (in 2015). Never heard a peep on 10. 15 actually surprised
me. May have not used the best 24 hours, but I did have a terrific time,
especially when I really found something juicy (like Zone 40 on 20) before the
multitudes arrived via the RBN. Biggest aggravation are the DX stations who do
not sign their call for several minutes. Do these guys know that not everyone
is watching the RBN? Takes a lot of the fun out of the game and ends up with
needless dupes. But thankfully, there are many terrific ops who do run the
pile-ups and sign frequently.
 
PU1LMN   SOSB(A)/10 LP   8,7932017-11-27 04:14:28
ALONE , RIO DX GROUP
 
NN7CW   SOAB HP   1,730,8622017-11-27 04:37:53
After starting from scratch after Irma (antenna-wise), this was my first run
with my new budget antenna setup, using a last-minute homebrew inverted v
diople for 80 m and verticals for 40 (+15), 20 and 10 m.

My new SO2R setup made it much more interesting than it was before with only
one modest antenna. I was told (and have noticed myself) that the rates here in
FL are not as dynamic as in other parts of the world, so the new setup +
choosing Unassisted seemed to be the means of choice for potential boredom.

I planned for at least 40 h, but overslept my alarm (it's probably time to get
my ears checked). The upside is that I am well-rested and I think the higher
bands were not playing along anyway. I am curious to hear what the big guns
have to say, because I was not impressed with 20 and I am wondering if it was
the propagation, or the lack of directional antennas.

I enjoyed using the 40 m vertical I bought from a nice guy at the Melbourne ham
fest and grinned for a moment when ZL2AZ found me on 10 when I was calling CQ.
Additionally, I am glad I spent an afternoon putting the dipole in one of our
pine trees, I had not expected having so much fun on 80!
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   102,3362017-11-27 04:42:27
STATION W8QZA:

Radio: Elecraft K-2, 5 Watts.

Antennas:
10-15-20 Meters: 3 el Stepp-IR up 32 feet
40 Meters: DX-LB trap dipole up 30 feet
40-80 Meters: Butternut HF-2V Vertical with 3 radials
-----------------------------------------------------------
I guess we've come to expect bad conditions, so they don't seem so bad any
more.

Our family had Thanksgiving at my son's home in Los Angeles, so we returned
back home on Saturday, just like last year. We arrived home at 2:00 PM (22:00
Z) and after unloading the car, I made my first contest QSO at 2:45 (22:45 Z).
I had everything set up before I left, all I had to do was turn on the radio and
the computer and go to work.

Conditions were decent. The best thing that happened was a great opening to
Europe on 20 Meters between 15:00 and 16:00 Z. That is when I worked almost all
my 21 European QSOs.

I would say my best Q was BG3UPA on 20 M. I heard an amazing number of Chinese
stations in this contest, more than ever before. But only one could copy my
QRP signal. In stark contrast, I can work probably 85-90% of the JA stations I
hear. It is hard for me to understand the difference.

68% of my Qs were off continent. I would like to figure some way to get the 160
double mult! I went to 160 many times hoping to work a local, but no luck!

I was glad to hear some KP4 stations back on. I only heard one weak one during
the SSB weekend.

Some odd stats: all 15 African Qs were in zone 33. 61 of my 250 Qs were with
JA. My DXCC was 55, down from 59 last year. My WAZ was 22 down from 26 last
year.

At 77 yrs old, it is still exciting to do this stuff. I couldn't wait to get to
the shack!

73, See you in the 10 Meter contest! Bill W6QU - W8QZA
 
N3KCJ   SOAB(A) LP   1,4792017-11-27 04:43:03
Not much time to operate Very antenna challenged!!
 
ZM2B(ZL2BR)   SOSB/15 HP   286,2092017-11-27 04:43:22
Local radio club held a crash ham exam course this weekend and I was involved in
some tutoring sessions plus I had to administer the exam at the end of the
course. Although this reduced my contest on air time, the good thing is that
six people passed the exam

So here and there I managed a few hours on 15m. Conditions pretty fair just as
they were for the previous weekend for the LZ contest.

73, Frank
 
NØVD   SOSB/40 LP   12,0782017-11-27 04:46:57
This was the maiden contest voyage of the new station in Arizona, albeit a micro
effort. We had out of town guests for the Thanksgiving weekend and I was
finalizing the towers during the daylight hours in preparation for the final
county inspection scheduled for later this week, so very limited time in the
chair. I was mostly curious how the 40M antenna would play, so that's where I
spent my time. Plus, it's currently the only one that rotates - think I have
some rotor wires crossed on the other tower - need to fix that before the 10M
contest.

For the most part I was wearing my DXer hat, all Qs S&amp;P. Working AH0K 4
hours after local sunrise Sunday morning was a kick. Also hearing and working
lots of loud EU stations before 3pm local (nearly 3 hours before sunset) on
Sunday afternoon was pretty cool too.

It has been over a year in the making and I'm extremely happy to finally get
back on the air &quot;for real&quot;.

73
Kelly - N0VD
 
N7AT(@K8IA/N7RQ)   M/2 HP   4,656,2042017-11-27 04:52:17
Another chapter in the N7AT M/2 book, with began in 2010, just after the
formation of the Arizona Outlaws Contest Club. The superb ops that visit our
simple one tower station, here at K8IA/N7RQ/N7AT, continue to prove that one
does not need multiple towers, dozens of yagis and a kings ransom to have some
fun in M/2.

We sometimes do have our technical glitches and, this year, our glitch happened
to be a broadband IMD wiping out most of our 80/160 receiving antenna system
whenever 40m transmitted. It completely shattered any hopes for an effective
160m weekend and required a desperation workaround to have any 80m numbers at
all the second night. Something on my list to investigate and fix before the
Spring.

Our QSO's/Continent breakdown looks like this:
----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 32 144 195 190 207 6 774 23.7
South America 6 15 37 56 91 11 216 6.7
Europe 0 54 182 298 35 0 569 17.6
Asia 2 79 685 476 225 0 1467 45.5
Africa 2 9 19 21 18 0 69 2.1
Oceania 4 9 47 34 35 1 130 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 46 310 1165 1075 611 18 3225

CU all in ARRL DX CW in February, our next scheduled M/2 here.


73, Bob K8IA
88. Sandy N7RQ
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
KØLUZ   SOSB(A)/20 HP   424,5142017-11-27 05:00:20
TS-940S and Alpha 76A to TH6DXX at 70 feet. Saw spots for missing zones, but I
never heard them. Time for some more sunspots!
 
WI9WI   SOAB(A) HP   570,4502017-11-27 05:02:57
Conditions started out pretty punky up here, but seemed to improve as the
contest moved along. Almost all S&amp;P,spinning the big dial and clicking a
few spots now and then. One nice run on 20 Sunday morning.

Jim WI9WI
 
VE3PN   SOAB HP   900,5242017-11-27 05:06:53
Rush job Friday swapping intermittent PC out (and checking many cables twice)
20M Sunday many signals from Midwest and East coast had lots of Echoes
Left 2nd radio on 10M most of time

Thanks for all the qso's
Peter
 
YO7FB   SOSB(A)/15 LP   189,1122017-11-27 05:11:43
it was great pleasure. real fun
 
W7RM(@K2PO)   M/2 HP   3,868,6722017-11-27 05:13:23
It was great fun to operate with Rush Drake's famous callsign, in one of his
all-time favorite contests. (His CQWW CW entries spanned 1948 - 2000.)

Tnx to all, from the Willamette Valley DX Club!
 
PJ4I(AD4ES)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   782,9902017-11-27 05:41:04
I thought I knew what a pileup was. I had no idea. None whatsoever. It became
one big ginormous ball of sound that somehow had to become a single call. Many
times are got the prefix of one connected to a suffix of another. Back to rank
beginner status! My first 5 hours I managed an average 87 QSO's per hour. High
for me and exciting as well as frustrating. The contest ended 5 hours ago and
my ears are still ringing and physically hurt from the headphones! Every
metallic rattle is now automatically turned into Morse code and deciphered!
Bottom line, the trip to Bonaire (My first DXpedition) to operate at the PJ4G
station was truly a great experience.
 
N8BJQ   SOAB(A) HP   2,218,1282017-11-27 05:49:37
Much better than I expected. 15 was a pleasant surprise, especially on
Saturday. Very brief opening on 10 on Saturday - nil on Sunday. 20 was quite
good. A nice Asia (mostly JA) opening on Sunday just before the end. 40 was
quite good. 80 and 160 were very noisy. PJ2T was the only one I worked on all
bands. Several made it on 4 and 5 bands. Mostly S&P. Did have a 145 hour
on 20 on Saturday.
 
N5CR   SOSB/20 HP   336,7982017-11-27 05:50:48
Low flux, but A&K indexes were also low, which made for a good weekend.
Enjoyed the contest!
 
N6MU   SOAB LP   153,6642017-11-27 05:58:08
Total S&amp;P.
 
N2VW   SOAB(A) HP   200,3302017-11-27 06:05:55
Murphy struck with a vengeance!

Several weeks ago,sometime during the night,a pipe burst upstairs directly
above my radio shack.Ugh! Water, water everywhere. Ceiling tiles sagging.
Flooring,
carpeting and underlayment soaked and squishy. My ICOM 7600 and PW-1 dry and
seems OK because I cover main items when not in use. Auxiliary stuff wet.
Homeowners insurance covered damages (less $500)with annotation that water
damage to electronics may surface later. Contractors said would finish well
before Thanksgiving weekend. A contractor's promise. They were still working
Thanksgiving eve and said they would finish Friday. I told them not to come
back until Tuesday. They said I could use the radio room but it had to be empty
by Tuesday.

Spent the next two days (less Thanksgiving dinner out)putting station back
together. Surprisingly it seemed to be working by contest time. (With some
jury-rigged hay-wiring) Throughout the contest Murphy remained active. My CW
would be nice, clean and not erratic for about 20-30 minutes, then would get
clunky and erratic. After all kinds of checks and adjustments, the only thing
that would restore a proper CW signal was to reboot the computer! CW would be
OK for another 20-30 minutes then screw up again.So ... Reboot again and again
and again.

Only reason I didn't shut down and rake leaves was GD's exhortation to
contribute any size score for FRC. So, I did an &quot;any size score&quot;. GO
FRC!
 
N6NC(@N5ZO)   SOAB(A) HP   331,2642017-11-27 06:21:29
S&amp;P only, remote operation to Marko N5ZO's station in Escondido CA while he
was in Chile as CE3CT. (Thanks, Marko.)
Nice one hour 10m opening to SA from US on SUN morning, but the bottom fell out
of the bands after noon, and I was working VEs and KH6s for point Qs.
Lots of new Chinese contest stations on the air, with good ears.
Thanks for all the Qs.
73, Larry N6NC
 
N6VR   SOSB(A)/160 HP   3,5672017-11-27 06:30:15
Operated only Saturday evening, on and off, S&amp;P. Condx poor. Did manage to
work 7 western EUs. None were louder than 449, most weaker.
Got up 1 hour before SR and heard only a few of the usual JA's and one UA0.
Went back to bed after 15 minutes.
Did QSY to 80m to work ZA1WW for a new band QSO.

Ray

Rig: K3 and Titan 425, abt 1300 watts
Antenna: 72 ft top loaded vertical with lots of radials
RX antenna: HI-Z 4 square &amp; two wire beverage 18&quot; high, 400ft long.
 
K8AZ   M/2 HP   8,469,1752017-11-27 06:31:04
Congrats to Matt and his team at KC1XX and Jeff and his team at W2FU, both of
whom smoked us in this, a rare, multi-two effort from 'AZ.

Thanks also to a great group of FL guys who joined the gang this year to make
it fun: WF3C, K1XX, N4KM. Each of you guys are welcome back ANY time. Thanks
also go out to W8WWV, who (as usual) provided enormous technical support and the
essential 2-radio lockout boxes, plus the ever-present help and infrastructure
computer support from W9PA, who constantly upgrades and improves the local
packet network.

Finally, please send thoughts and prayers to AZ Crew member KQ8M, who was just
released from the Cleveland Clinic, with expectations he will soon be placed on
a heart transplant list.

73,
Tom, K8AZ
 
K3WJV   SOAB(A) HP   2,015,1952017-11-27 06:40:08
2016 CQWW CW STATS

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1.8 30 62 8 11 2.1
3.5 133 353 15 61 2.7
7 216 582 25 85 2.7
14 790 2269 31 100 2.9
21 114 305 19 60 2.7
28 8 19 5 8 2.4
Total 1291 3590 103 325 2.8
Score: 1,536,520

Only had 100 more Q's than last year but a LOT more mults. 500K better score.
No real change in antennas but the hexbeam is now at a staggering 30ft instead
of 24ft. That was done the week before the phone weekend. I think it worked
better as I was in a lot of pileups I probably shouldn't have conquered but I
am pretty happy with my tiny station. Can't wait to improve antennas.

Without a 2nd beam, so2r really isn't effective. I tried to load the 80 mtr
vee thru the tuner for 20 so I could have the hex for 15 but it really wasn't
effective. I might have worked 3 guys on 20 while hunting on 15 but it took
about that long to realize it just wasn't going to work. I used the ft1K on 40
and the K3 for the rest giving me quick band switching. I did lots of hopping
with only one good run on 20 each day about 200 Q's per.

I normally have a lot more interruptions during a contest weekend but the xyl
is receiving some much needed rehab & strengthening allowing me to have
more chair time for this one contest. I hope to have her back in a couple of
weeks as does our chihuahua who is beside himself wondering why she isn't in
the car when I get back home after an errand. The toy poodle is my shack dog
and seems ok to wait for the xyl to get home. So I only had to tend to the
hounds and bird feeders and put in a lot of headphone time. I got 7 hours
sleep
total but overslept an hour Sunday morning laying there for a "few more
minutes" after the alarm went off.

Had lots of fun during both modes with the new FRC chat platform and watching
the live online scoreboard. Yes, serious contesting requires lots of
attention
but its possible to mingle with your buds and get inspired at the same time.
For
comparison I put last years results mainly so I can see them at a glance for
some post contest viewing.


Rural wooded location 1255ft ASL

FT1000MP & Alpha 89
K3/P3 & Acom 2000A

2el K4KIO 5 band Hexbeam @30ft G-450A rotor & Green Heron
Inv vees for 40m-80m-trapped 160 @ 55ft

Palstar HF-AUTO WinKeyer USB & Vibroplex paddle
Rx ants - 200ft NE/SW kd9sv rbogs staggered & spaced @ 66ft - DXE ncc-2
SO2R >> TopTen DxDoubler-Band Aides-relays-W2VJN stubs
(not full blown so2r yet - need 2nd beam)

N1MM+ contest logger & DxLab master logger
 
N6SS   SOSB(A)/10 HP   9,8902017-11-27 06:41:02
Rig: K3, Alpha 99
Ant: 6EL LFA @ 15m, 8EL OWA @ 27m
Home built, designed by G0KSC

More BIC and only 40% of 2016 SOA 10m score. Thanks to all for the QSOs. C U in
the ARRL 10m contest.

Pres, N6SS
 
DK2GZ   SOSB(A)/15 HP   242,1362017-11-27 06:43:11
Station:

K3 + KPA500

Antenna:
Optibeam OB9/5

Missing zones: 1, 3 and 19
 
DF7ZS   SOAB(A) LP   806,9122017-11-27 06:44:09
ICOM IC-7850
3 Elelment 10/15/20m
G5RV (40m/80m)
Wire+Tuner 160m

73

Helmut

www.df7zs.de
 
N4VI   SOAB LP   5,3322017-11-27 06:44:34
Spent around 2h late Sunday morning. Nothing esoteric heard or worked. I did
stumble across a few large pileups but elected not to spend time figuring out
who was attraction all the attention.

73's

Chris / n4vi
 
UA9R   SOSB(A)/40 LP   152,4402017-11-27 06:46:46
TS-590s Ant:2el delta, GP, IV
 
ES2DJ   SOSB/160 LP   17,5242017-11-27 07:09:47
Rig: Elecraft K3, Ant: LW 41m. 15m up.
 
KH6HGP(W7HJ)   SOAB LP   6,2082017-11-27 07:12:33
QSOs QSO points Zones Countries Multipliers Score
160m: 0 0 0 0
80m: 0 0 0 0
40m: 0 0 0 0
20m: 57 154 8 9
15m: 16 40 7 8
10m: 0 0 0 0

Totals: 73 194 15 17 32 6208
 
ZM4T(@ZL3IO)   M/2 HP   8,808,3962017-11-27 07:19:56
That went better than expected. We had a couple of good runs and the result was
positive surprise. A decent SP opening on 15 m to Europe on Saturday. 80 m and
160 m conditions were good. We could hear the whole world on 160 m but the
world did not hear us. The 80 m result could have been better but we had strong
static crashes here making receiving difficult. EU on 40 m seems to get more and
more deaf especially in their evenings. Loud signals but everyone seems to be
deaf. We assume the band is packed = QRM plus local noise in their evenings
make receiving difficult. Short path into EU at their mornings is much more
efficient. 10 m had only a glimpse of live on day one but an opening into
central &amp; NA on day two.

The automation and set up was new to all of us and will take some time to get
familiar with. But everything worked like a charm with neglect able
interference.
We only have two operation positions here with no separate multiplier station.

It was first one in having all three WRTC2018 participants from ZL working a
contest together. Good Fun!

Thanks for the contacts from the whole team
73 Holger

Rig:
2 x K3 + KPA500

160: dipole
80: 4 square
40: 2L + 2L
20: 3L + 3L
15: 5L + 3L
10: 4L + 4L
 
K1TN   SOSB/40Classic LP   24,0032017-11-27 07:25:29
My 66-foot end-fed wire is still where Hurricane Irma relocated it in September:
max height maybe 20 feet instead of its former 30 feet or so. Makes a
difference. The far end of the wire used to be a little higher than the
rooftop; now the entire length is below. I heard maybe eight zones that could
not hear me; I usually can work just about everyone I can hear. 40 Meters has
always been my best band with this &quot;antenna&quot; but this weekend signals
were down in strength. I even had some trouble working the chip-shot Caribbean
from here. I did work several JAs but JA3YBK just CQed in my face both
mornings.

I'm going out on Monday morning to see if I can fix the antenna. Nosy
neighbors, snowbird arrivals, the HOA be damned. After 3.5 years here I figure
I have squatter's rights. At least I can work outside in shorts and a t-shirt.

Jim Cain
At the K1TN/4 Superstation
 
S56A   SOSB(A)/40 HP   562,6722017-11-27 07:31:06
Two African zones 34 and 36 missing :-( V5/DK1CE called me on Sunday evening
for 38. 64 QSO given to friends on other bands. 3V8SS and CR3OO gained most
points with good ears! No luck with K1VR on 15 m. Only 9A1A heard on 10 m.
Condx were good on 40 m but I am used to low power multipliers chasse. So I
run for first 30 minutes and last two hours. The rest was mainly S&amp;&amp;P.

I was surprised seeing 9A1P double my QSO numbers on Saturday. Combined with
fresh snow static made my decision to take 3 hours nap easy :-)
No tech problems with FT1000MP apart from 160 m TX LPF relay failure. Moxon
rotated smoothly. Green 1K5W GS31B triode QRO cool but noisy in PC Tower box.
The plan was to let my CW robot run. I couldn't modify April 1st 2012 software
version on Friday so I did all the hard work of two fingers typing :-)

73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU.
 
GU4YOX   SOSB/15 LP   70,2002017-11-27 07:43:13
Difficult conditions and propagation not great. Many zones not heard. Good fun
though and thanks for the QSO's 73 Bob GU4YOX
 
BI4SSB   M/2 HP   3,095,9912017-11-27 07:57:06
We had Chris DL1MGB joined us for the event,he is a such great operator.

High noise level on the low bands killed 160/80m QSO totals.

Due to lack of the antennas and BPF's,we did not use any inband and multi
stations.

Rig: K3s IC7600

Antennas:
160m Inverted L
80m Delta loop
40m 3ele monobander @20m
20m 4ele monobander @20m
15m 4ele monobander @18m
10m 5ele monobander @10m
 
SJ2W(SM2LIY)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   1,123,2602017-11-27 08:14:16
Since Mike is building a new machine hall where new shack will be, no M/S
this year, so decided to try a single band. Low solar numbers made 40m to be
the choice.

Conditions were good except during night, especially first night when getting
QSOs was a struggle, MUF too low with some Aurora mix.
Missed some normally easy mults during night, since most signals were like
ghoast whispers. Open to JA all day long. NA came LP during afternoon.
The usual ZL/VK/JA lp opening in morning at sunrise both days.
Condition summary: Daytime fine, sounded like 15m with usual QSB on the JA
signals. Too low MUF during night. Sunday last hours best, open to both JA and
NA but as usual not many JA on the band in the end.

One double missed was HC0E. Z34 and Z36 were also missed.
Conditions favoring NE path. Worked almost double numbers of JA in comparison
with NA. Many Chinese stations in log also.

Thanks to all callers and to Mike having station in top trim and serving coffee
:-)

ANT: 40m: 3/3el on 60m tower + 2/2el on 40m tower + 4-SQ
AntSw:openASC made by SM2WMV
RIG: K3 + ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB)
SW:N1MM

73 Per SM2LIY
 
K7DR   SOABClassic LP   73,2352017-11-27 08:17:32
FTdx3000
135 ft end fed inv vee at 40 ft
Win-test 4.25
All S and P

First time I made at least one QSO on every band 160-10. TI7W was only signal I
heard on 10, worked him easily and that was it for 10.

40 meters was good both nights to EU at local sunset around 22z, worked almost
any station I could hear. JA was in 23z on Sunday but my 100w and inv vee
couldn't get the job done.

I have been doing more contesting since I retired three years ago, and noticed
my code speed is up. I was at or above 30 wpm most of contest, where a few
years ago I rarely went above 30 wpm.

I have been experimmenting with my 135 end-fed wire. It was originally
installed as an inv L that was 30/100, but I moved the vertical segment away
from the tree and, it is configured as an inv V, with both ends about 10 ft
high with center nearly 40 ft with two 65 ft elevated countrpoises and it
appears to be working better now. Still have noise problem particularly on 40m
I'm trying to solve, but a G5RV Jr installed in another tree at about 25 ft is
much quiteter, and has been making a decent receive antenna.

73
Dave K7DR - MI
 
JK3GAD(MØCFW)   SOAB LP   323,1272017-11-27 08:26:03
It is very rare that &quot;JK3GAD&quot; is active on CQ WW as I usually
participate as one of multi-op station from somewhere. Well done to all who
copy my callsign without requesting repeat!

No antenna for 10m, however, nice to work several pacific station on 15m
antenna without tuner. Luckily I did not damage radio!

Attempt to tune 80m and 160m failed with Heathkit SA-2060 tuner with 40m
dipole.
20m is 2ele and 15m is 4ele both on 15mh.

Nice to work so many familiar callsign from JA. It is typical low sunspot
propagation as 40m is usable 24 hours. Unfortunately most of 40m signals were
buried on high level of noise.....

Casual participation with lots of family duty so there were QRM from baby as
well.

73 Kazu
M0CFW, MJ5Z, JK3GAD
 
RC3W(RA5W)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   426,5522017-11-27 08:38:14
Missing zone 6, 34, 36
 
DJ4CW   SOSB(A)/80 QRP   14,7622017-11-27 08:45:18
KX3 @ 5 Watt, long-wire.
Lot of fun.

73's de DJ4CW
 
S57DX   SOSB(A)/20 HP   727,2602017-11-27 08:49:26
Rain, snow, QRN, poor band conditions.
Thanks for all QSO's!
73
Slavko S57DX
 
OK1DO   SOAB(A) HP   1,702,5202017-11-27 09:07:41
RIG:IC756Pro3
ANT:3el.SteppIR,Morgain 160/80m, Dipol 40m

Thanks for QSO.
Jiri
 
6W1SU(VE9CB)   SOAB HP   3,734,6402017-11-27 09:12:12
To Ron 6W1SU, and his wife, Monika, thank you so much for this opportunity. Ron
and Monika have been good friends for decades, and they invited me to visit them
during their three-year adventure in Senegal. They were great hosts for this,
my first-even visit to Africa.

Ron's station is small:
FTdx-1200
FL-2100z amp (600w)
MA5B triband beam (two shortened elements on 10, 15 and 20) 5m above the roof.
40m dipole 2.5m above the roof
80m dipole 2.5m above the roof
and one malfunctioning coax switch.
The antennas are all on top of a 10-storey apartment building in central Dakar,
within sight of the Atlantic Ocean on three sides.

The first nine hours were a disaster. Ron's remote coax switch failed, and
none of the antnnas seemed to perform properly. In the first five hours, I
made 56 QSOs. I chose not to wake Ron, and left repairs until he got up in the
morning.

We figured out the problem, but Dakar has few places where you can put
components, I decided to switch antennas manually for the contest. To switch
antennas, I had to take the elevator to the lobby, find the security guard, get
the keys for the roof, go ont eh roof, swap cables, then return the key to the
guard, then go back to operating. For 10, 15 and 20 during the day, this was
fine - I had a tribander. Once I decided to go to 40 or 80, I had to be firm
and stay there, because the to-ing and fro-ing was a killer. Consequently, I
spent no more than a few minutes on 80m, and that was wasted effort.

So, for me, the contest really got rolling about 0930 GMT Saturday. I set
myself the objective of maximising QSOs, and not worrying much about
multipliers. I wanted to experience propagation from this place.

Fifteen metres was in great shape, and rates were very good. I stuck to 15m
almost all Saturday, with the occasional excursion to 10m or 20m.

Sunday, I spent more daylight hours on 20m to balance out my log, with
occasional excursions to 10 and 15m.

Both nights, it was 40m all the way.

Some highlights:
- small JA runs on 40 and 20m
- being called by several HS stations, including an incredibly loud HS0ZAR on
40m 12 minutes from the end
- working many friends back in the Maritimes, Newfoundland, across Canada and
other places

Some lowlights:
- that bloody antenna switch! I'll repair it at home and send it back to Ron.
- While it's great having such high antennas, this apartment building has a
rooftop water tank that looms over Ron's antennas by at least four metres.
This water tower is right beside the antennas! This means that the direct
bearings to the Middle East, South Asia and most of Africa are blocked.
Notwithstanding this impediment, I did work two YBs and numerous stations in
4X, 9K, HZ, A4 and A6.
- I never worked any ZLs or VKs, although I did hear one of each.

Ron has been a ham a long time, but is not heavly experiences in DXing and
contesting, and it not a CW operator. His QRZ page says so. Throughout the
weekend, Ron received e-mails from people noting how his skills have improved.
Those nice people had no idea that an impostor was on the key.

This was a great experience, and a memory I will treasure. Thanks again, Ron
and Mon. I leave Wednesday for wintery New Brunswick, enriched by some
fascinating experiences.

I have to thank my wonderful wife, Melanie, for encouraging me to take this
trip. She chose not to come - this time. Maybe there will be another
opportunity, and another contest operation from Senegal for me.

73,

Dave VE9CB
Now returning 6W1SU to normal operations.
 
K4MM   SOSB/20Classic LP   40,7882017-11-27 09:23:40
Was a tough weekend here. Daughter and friends up from Dothan, AL. Grandson
visiting from Delray Beach. Went to the &quot;Gator Nationals&quot; at PBIR for
most of Saturday. Not much operating time. Had to do some antenna work on
Sunday. Coax shield broke off at antenna. Probably due to IRMA

RIG: FT-950 90W to antenna withe Dentron tuner.
ANT: A4S with no reflector, due to IRMA. Sort of Bi Directional.

73 Tom K4MM
 
GW4J(GWØETF)   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   79,4702017-11-27 09:27:38
Life’s been getting too easy lately so I thought I’d try some qrp on 20m
with some simple wire antennas to toughen me up; 5 watts is definitely a
challenge in this contest!

Very slow start on Saturday but it picked up after local midday as good
propagation to North America built up. Very little dx heard although Eu
stations were running JA with ease early on. Sunday was quite frustrating with
some nice dx in evidence but not workable through the pile ups despite some
wishful attempts. The good NA conditions of Saturday never materialised and the
quick’n easy pickings of transatlantic 3 pointers and occasional short runs
weren’t repeated. The band stayed open on Sunday evening until late although
by 2100 my 5w just wasn’t filling the log any more and I pulled the plug; I
could only gaze longingly at the dormant Acom 1000 across the bench as Lloyd
KH6LC emerged briefly from the noise to hand out Z31 to a select few which
didn’t include me.

Skip was long all weekend (at least for 5w from GW...;-) and I had great
trouble working any near EU countries. Never worked EI or any UK areas except
for GW and G and only managed PA and France near the end despite much activity
from there - even DL was often difficult. Never got ON, OZ or LX in the log
despite good signals being received all weekend, just not hearing me. Called
GMs on strong backscatter but no response either, felt a bit like vhf at times
(why can’t they beam south?!)

20m qrp (assisted - felt I needed at least one prop..;-)

K3 5w SO2V, 'part time' for 25 hours - dipole at 30ft, 1/4wave elevated
vertical plus a wire vertical Moxon pointing west

73 and thanks for the fun,

Stewart, GW0ETF/GW4J
 
GM4AFF   SOSB(A)/160 HP   106,7842017-11-27 09:35:39
How can my T vertical that has been resonant and had a 1:1 SWR for 4 years
suddenly resonate on 1790 and be 3:1 at 1830? So, mostly done on a dipole,
which works well in the mornings but is rubbish in the evenings. Nice to work
some nice DX, so thanks for all the QSOs!
 
SU9JG(EA7TN)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   417,2222017-11-27 09:36:28
Propagation was tough in this part of the world, noise very high in downtown
Cairo, poor antenna on my roof, USA and Caribbean extremely difficult and weak.
Tried several multipliers that never could get to...
But I have enjoyed every minute, and happy to give double multiplier to 1200
stations.

100 Watts into a dipole in downtown Cairo.

73,
Nacho EA7TN - SU9JG
 
OZ7BQ   SOAB LP   347,7602017-11-27 09:46:54
Great fun even as a LP station. Lots of EU and NA stations in the log, but
missed Asia and Oceanic. 40 Meters carried the load. 15 M really only
multipliers. Hopefully 10 M will be alive again some day.
Rig KX3/KXPA 100. Verticals for 80, 40 and 15 Meters. Mag-loop antenna for 20
M.
73 cu, OZ7BQ Hans Jørgen (Joe).
 
SQ3RX   SOAB(A) LP   964,2062017-11-27 09:50:35
TRX: TS480Sat 100W out + SDRPlay as panadapter

ANT:
GP7 by SP7GXP (multiband vertical 40-6M)
Inv V 10/15M
G5RV 80/40M

Software:
N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6903.0
HDSDR 2.76
CW Skimmer 2.0
+ few other small software to integrate everything

Thanks for all QSOs.
 
K1ZM   SOAB(A) HP   987,9872017-11-27 09:52:30
Got on for 16 hours after getting home from ZB2 vacation.

73 JEFF K1ZM
 
G3TXF   SOSB(A)/40 HP   916,0322017-11-27 09:57:21
The CQWW-CW Contest is still "the best contest of them all"!

This year (2017) was G3TXF's 50th Entry in the CQWW-CW Contest. [Been licensed
53 years and have missed the CQWW-CW Contest in only three of those years.]

Operated Single-Band 40m (Assisted), using a Rotary (Opti-Beam) Dipole at
80ft.

Started the contest well by being able to get five hours solid sleep just prior
to the start of the contest at 0000z. During the contest I slept for just two
hours. Overall operating time was about 43 hours. There were only two
hour-periods with no QSOs.

Missed two Zones on 40m : 34 and 36.

73 - Nigel G3TXF
 
W4RM   M/2 HP   7,715,1512017-11-27 10:08:19
This is the first time the W4RM Team operated this contest over the holiday
weekend. We had limited operators to start the contest but added two operators
along the way which help us keep the two radios manned for most of the contest.

Tic Ring rotor issues continued to cause us problems and limited turning
thought-out the contest. But all in all we're happy with the final results and
had a great time operating this fine contest.

See you in the pile-ups!

73 Bill W4RM
 
G4FKA   SOSB/15 HP   89,5982017-11-27 10:13:12
Conditions better than last year but quite different on the two days. Saturday
started well with first QSO at 06:09 into China and then steady through the
day. South America appeared early with first Brazil QSO at 09:19. First
Caribbean at 11:48. Plenty of stations from Africa. Not a great deal from North
America.

Sunday started much later with first QSO not until 07:36 and it wasn't until
09:15 that the band began to get going. Some good signals from Australia.
Caribbean from 11:39 and much more from North America through the afternoon.

Both days showed similar close-down patterns with last QSOs at 17:42/17:27 and
final signals disappearing around 18:30. So very much a daylight band in this
part of the world at this stage of the sunspots.

An enjoyable weekend for this wet string station with my only moan being the
ever-increasing number of stations, fed by cluster-fuelled pile-ups, who do not
give callsigns. Contest organisers really need to do something about this; maybe
a few disqualifications or bans would change behaviours. Casual participation
(&quot;giving away points&quot;) also seems to have dropped significantly.
Maybe those stations are fed up with the unruly pile-ups!

IC-756ProIII, Expert 1K-FA, fixed wire dipole at 4m. Writelog and micro KEYER
II.

Thanks for all the contacts. Looking forward to working some of you in ARRL 28
next month but I'm not expecting much!
 
EA5IIK(ANTAL)   SOAB(A) LP   391,7452017-11-27 10:17:38
I enjoyed it. Becomes each time more addictive.Apologises to those I couldnt
copy (and there were many )due to the high level of industrial ,public and
domestic noise , I live in the middle of the city .
FT 757GX ,100W , inverted vee for 40/20m (cat whisker) tunable on all other
bands , laptop with N1MM (no internet) , bug and vertical key (sometimes I have
to repeat my sufix very slow for DX stns....).
Nice to meet old and new qso and contests partners. 73s all and to the next.
Antal , EA5IIK
 
4K6FO   SOSB/80 LP   200,0002017-11-27 10:22:54
TNX all best 73 cu
Used IC-745 100 wats, only GP antenna 80m
 
VK4SN   SOAB HP   36,7652017-11-27 10:27:14
Not a lot of time to spare this weekend. Jumped on for a bit of fun when I
could.
 
N2SO   SOAB(A) LP   64,9982017-11-27 10:39:29
K3/P3 to OCF Dipole @ 35\' Logging by N1MM
 
OZ4CG   SOAB(A) LP   315,6002017-11-27 10:40:42
RIG: Kenwood TS590s (100W)
ANT: G5RV + 15m dipole
 
W7ZR   SOAB(A) LP   35,8152017-11-27 10:41:01
Computer problem fixed 1 hour before the end of contest. I missed a good one.
 
EA8KW   SOAB LP   530,1002017-11-27 10:41:30
CQWW CW is over ... :-(

I have only operated 9 hours during the whole weekend, ... a lot of things to
do!.

It has been very funny and was the first time I used an SDR radio, my new Icom
7300. The performance of the radio has been just AMAZING!, what a great
radio!.

Thanks to all stations that have made this CQWW magical again.

See you in the next contest!.

73,

Carlos, EA8KW.
 
DR4A   M/M HP   9,901,6442017-11-27 10:48:22
Loosing sunspots means loosing 10m band, but the condx on the low bands made up
for it. We lost some important parts in the contest, like one PA, rotator
operation on 40 and 20m and some more, but over all it made fun.

7085 Qs is a new DR4A record. Thanks to everyone who called us, even the ones
logging us as DL4A and man y thanks to the team.

73 de
Wolfgang DK9VZ
 
Z33C(@Z37Y)   SOAB(A) LP   1,246,8592017-11-27 11:09:22
Mommy, its oveeer...!
73's Z33C
 
OH5BM   SOSB(A)/80 HP   225,2122017-11-27 11:09:35
For a long time Mr. Murphy visited in my station before and during the contest.
And like OH2MM has stated: &quot;Contest is starting 3 days too early!&quot;
Had to repair tower rotating system in snowstorm and darkness torch in the
teeth.
Additional dipole broken and fixed climbing in the tower in snowstorm and in
darkness.
Linear relay was sticky all the time - only strongest stations heard.
Somehow I got the new linear (which is still in building phase) tuned for 80m
CW and worked with that to the end of the contest - about 500 qsos.
CEBM - linear worked fine and the other highlight was a small JA-pileup in
early Sunday afternoon 13z!.
Thanks for the qsos!

In spite of that all looking for the next contest in positive feelings.

Tapani, OH5BM
 
N2WK   SOAB(A) HP   1,042,9412017-11-27 11:14:45
Who said CW was dead! Amazing the speed of the high scoring stations. Happy
Thanksgiving.
 
SP9GFI   SOSB(A)/80 LP   88,9602017-11-27 11:15:37
FT-857, keyer ETM-4C, not CAT, ant. delta 84m
 
ZF9CW   SOAB(A) HP   7,306,6202017-11-27 11:21:37
This was my first time with the assisted category. It brought out the DXer in
me and I spent a lot of time chasing multipliers for the fun of it instead of
running which obviously would have been better for the score.

Although I spent a lot of time trying to work some guys that I should have not
even tried to work, I worked a lot of people that I would have never tried to
work taking the same attitude. Unbelievable how much juicy DX can be worked
just using a quarter wave vertical near the water on each band.

Country totals may change with log checking due to the TO and 4U callsigns. I
added TO2SP to the box totals where appropriate.


73 and congratulations to everyone who worked hard on their stations to
maximize the fun for 48 hours.

Stan, ZF9CW


Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA &amp; N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: ZF9CW
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: ZF9CW K5GO

--&gt; D1DX has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO5W has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO5W has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO5W has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO5W has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- 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 0 188 0 0 0 188 188 4.3
0100 0 0 189 0 0 0 189 377 8.6
0200 0 0 187 0 0 0 187 564 12.8
0300 0 0 198 0 0 0 198 762 17.3
0400 0 150 9 0 0 0 159 921 20.9
0500 0 149 0 0 0 0 149 1070 24.3
0600 20 40 0 0 0 0 60 1130 25.6
0700 11 16 12 0 0 0 39 1169 26.5
0800 29 4 26 0 0 0 59 1228 27.9
0900 12 63 22 0 0 0 97 1325 30.1
1000 19 1 9 0 0 0 29 1354 30.7
1100 20 3 10 0 0 0 33 1387 31.5
1200 0 1 0 159 0 0 160 1547 35.1
1300 0 0 0 190 0 0 190 1737 39.4
1400 0 0 0 16 92 0 108 1845 41.9
1500 0 0 0 0 203 0 203 2048 46.5
1600 0 0 0 0 165 0 165 2213 50.2
1700 0 0 0 14 10 4 28 2241 50.9
1800 0 0 0 7 64 0 71 2312 52.5
1900 0 0 0 0 222 0 222 2534 57.5
2000 0 0 0 82 57 0 139 2673 60.7
2100 0 0 6 9 2 1 18 2691 61.1
2200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2691 61.1
2300 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 2695 61.2
0000 0 6 2 2 0 0 10 2705 61.4
0100 12 5 3 0 0 0 20 2725 61.8
0200 53 0 0 0 0 0 53 2778 63.1
0300 133 0 0 0 0 0 133 2911 66.1
0400 12 8 0 0 0 0 20 2931 66.5
0500 120 0 0 0 0 0 120 3051 69.2
0600 47 60 0 0 0 0 107 3158 71.7
0700 1 107 5 0 0 0 113 3271 74.2
0800 2 61 1 0 0 0 64 3335 75.7
0900 0 35 1 16 0 0 52 3387 76.9
1000 1 2 2 1 0 0 6 3393 77.0
1100 0 1 1 8 0 0 10 3403 77.2
1200 0 0 0 7 9 0 16 3419 77.6
1300 0 0 0 6 16 0 22 3441 78.1
1400 0 0 0 1 83 0 84 3525 80.0
1500 0 0 0 0 110 0 110 3635 82.5
1600 0 0 0 8 21 25 54 3689 83.7
1700 0 0 0 210 0 0 210 3899 88.5
1800 0 0 0 161 0 1 162 4061 92.2
1900 0 0 0 0 85 16 101 4162 94.5
2000 0 0 1 3 86 0 90 4252 96.5
2100 0 0 37 0 4 0 41 4293 97.4
2200 0 0 103 1 3 0 107 4400 99.9
2300 1 1 3 1 0 0 6 4406 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 493 713 1015 906 1232 47 4406

Gross QSOs=4459 Dupes=53 Net QSOs=4406

Unique callsigns worked = 2845

The best 60 minute rate was 224/hour from 1849 to 1948
The best 30 minute rate was 234/hour from 1855 to 1924
The best 10 minute rate was 258/hour from 1627 to 1636

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 3 times.
5 QSOs/minute 72 times.
4 QSOs/minute 309 times.
3 QSOs/minute 522 times.
2 QSOs/minute 380 times.
1 QSOs/minute 466 times.

There were 78 bandchanges and 3 (0.1%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 293 335 585 581 1011 35 2840 64.5
South America 12 16 18 18 29 11 104 2.4
Europe 176 268 353 270 162 0 1229 27.9
Asia 5 76 29 11 7 0 128 2.9
Africa 3 5 12 13 8 0 41 0.9
Oceania 3 10 15 10 13 1 52 1.2
??? 1 3 3 3 2 0 12 0.3
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 493 713 1015 906 1232 47 4406

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 31
4 2320
5 1431
6 592
7 3
8 7
9 19
10 2
11 1

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
3V 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0
4J 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
4L 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
4O 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
4S 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.1
5B 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.1
5W 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.1
5X 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
6Y 1 1 1 2 1 2 8 0.2
7X 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
8P 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
8R 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
9A 5 3 9 6 4 0 27 0.6
9G 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
9H 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
9K 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
9M2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
9M6 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
9Y 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A4 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 0.1
A6 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
A7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
BV 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
BY 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
C6 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
CE 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.2
CE9 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
CM 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
CN 1 1 2 2 1 0 7 0.2
CT 1 1 3 1 1 0 7 0.2
CT3 1 1 2 3 1 0 8 0.2
CU 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
CX 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
DL 19 48 53 29 36 0 185 4.2
E7 1 1 3 1 1 0 7 0.2
EA 8 10 9 11 11 0 49 1.1
EA6 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
EA8 1 2 2 3 2 0 10 0.2
EA9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
EI 2 1 1 2 1 0 7 0.2
ER 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.1
ES 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
EU 3 6 5 5 1 0 20 0.5
EX 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
F 10 7 8 10 12 0 47 1.1
FG 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FK 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
FM 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FY 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
G 11 9 16 10 8 0 54 1.2
GD 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
GI 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
GJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
GM 1 3 1 2 0 0 7 0.2
GU 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
GW 0 2 2 1 0 0 5 0.1
HA 5 8 17 5 7 0 42 1.0
HB 2 4 2 4 2 0 14 0.3
HB0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0.1
HC 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
HH 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
HI 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
HK 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.1
HK0/a 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
HL 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
HP 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
HR 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
HS 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
HZ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
I 8 12 17 8 14 0 59 1.3
IS 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
*IT9 2 2 1 1 1 0 7 0.2
J3 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.1
J6 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.1
JA 2 64 9 1 1 0 77 1.7
K 251 292 522 527 902 31 2525 57.3
KG4 2 0 2 1 1 0 6 0.1
KH0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
KH6 3 4 2 1 2 0 12 0.3
KL 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
KP2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
KP4 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
LA 1 3 1 2 1 0 8 0.2
LU 1 3 2 1 3 2 12 0.3
LX 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
LY 5 6 6 5 3 0 25 0.6
LZ 2 4 4 3 1 0 14 0.3
OA 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
OE 2 1 1 2 1 0 7 0.2
OH 11 14 1 4 1 0 31 0.7
OH0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
OK 8 11 21 13 9 0 62 1.4
OM 4 5 9 7 3 0 28 0.6
ON 4 3 4 3 0 0 14 0.3
OZ 2 7 1 1 1 0 12 0.3
P2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
P4 2 3 1 1 1 0 8 0.2
PA 4 7 6 10 8 0 35 0.8
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
PJ4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
PY 1 1 2 1 9 2 16 0.4
PY0F 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
S5 2 7 13 7 6 0 35 0.8
SM 5 10 1 4 1 0 21 0.5
SP 4 13 23 16 6 0 62 1.4
SV 3 1 3 1 3 0 11 0.2
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
T31 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
TI 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
TK 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
TU 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
UA 13 22 31 49 1 0 116 2.6
UA2 1 1 2 1 1 0 6 0.1
UA9 2 3 5 3 0 0 13 0.3
UN 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
UR 7 13 43 21 1 0 85 1.9
V2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
V3 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.1
V4 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
V7 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
V8 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
VE 21 24 39 31 86 0 201 4.6
VK 0 1 3 2 1 0 7 0.2
VP5 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
VP9 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
VU 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
XE 2 1 2 1 4 1 11 0.2
YB 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
YL 3 1 1 4 1 0 10 0.2
YN 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
YO 6 6 6 3 3 0 24 0.5
YU 4 5 10 2 2 0 23 0.5
YV 1 1 1 1 3 1 8 0.2
Z3 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.1
ZA 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
ZB 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
ZF 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
ZL 0 1 2 1 4 1 9 0.2
ZS 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
??? 1 3 3 3 2 0 12 0.3
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 493 713 1015 906 1232 47 4406

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 127 138 239 266 403 1 1174 26.6
04 105 128 231 203 435 4 1106 25.1
14 73 118 114 97 87 0 489 11.1
15 69 94 143 89 64 0 459 10.4
03 42 51 94 90 151 26 454 10.3
16 23 43 83 76 3 0 228 5.2
25 2 65 10 1 1 0 79 1.8
08 13 15 15 14 12 3 72 1.6
20 12 14 18 9 11 0 64 1.5
09 8 8 8 9 11 4 48 1.1
33 3 5 8 8 5 0 29 0.7
07 4 4 5 6 4 0 23 0.5
13 2 4 4 2 5 3 20 0.5
11 1 2 3 2 10 2 20 0.5
32 0 2 3 2 8 1 16 0.4
21 0 4 4 2 3 0 13 0.3
31 3 4 2 1 2 0 12 0.3
06 2 1 2 1 4 1 11 0.2
10 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.2
28 0 1 5 2 0 0 8 0.2
27 0 1 2 3 2 0 8 0.2
35 0 0 2 3 2 0 7 0.2
12 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.2
17 1 1 1 4 0 0 7 0.2
02 1 2 1 1 1 0 6 0.1
19 1 3 1 1 0 0 6 0.1
30 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.1
24 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.1
29 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.1
01 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
40 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
22 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.1
39 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
18 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
00 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
26 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
37 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
38 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 493 713 1015 906 1232 47 4406

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1961
2 bands 457
3 bands 247
4 bands 116
5 bands 58
6 bands 6

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

NR5M NA6O 6Y0W ZF2MJ PJ2T PZ5V


------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
 
YT1HA   SOSB(A)/40 HP   911,4522017-11-27 11:25:31
Yaesu ft 1000 mp mark V field
Trol linear amplifier made by YU1IG (3xGI7B) 1500 W
4SQ antenna

Tnx to all!
73 Zik
 
EA5DFV   SOAB(A) HP   383,6162017-11-27 11:25:50
110 countries on 40m is not bad for me :-)
73 de Jose
 
LA8OM(@LA4C)   SOAB(A) HP   2,803,9262017-11-27 11:42:05
For this contest I had had the pleasure of using the LA4C station at Karmoy,
overlooking the rough waves of the North Atlantic ocean hitting the shoreline
rocks 25 meters from the shack window. Arrived early on Friday to rearrange the
shack for my SO2R gear, and got ready to go at the opening bell. The bands were
definitively in better shape than they were some days before the contest, and I
guess as good as one could hope for during this part of the solar cycle. First
night the bands sounded like muddle, but conditions improved as we went along
and offered enjoyable operation. However, DX in general was poor, and although
700 more Qs in the log, the Zone and Country multiplier counts ended up exactly
as they did last year.

Surely, signals emitted from this location can be heard in many places. For
this year’s phone leg, Peter/LA7QIA brought his Shared Apex Loop Array
listening antenna and, yes, signals that we could not hear through the noise
without the rx-antenna, became readable. Without such useful device this
weekend I know there were callers that I missed out &quot; bear with me.

A big TNX is deserved by everybody for taking part in CQWWCW, making it the
yearly thrill that it certainly is.

Individual QSOs as recorded by QSOrder (search your call sign):
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AhiwuLLtJNQCj44tH2qHEghzFpySsw

Set-up: K3S, IC-7300, 2x 1.3K-FA, A3S tribander, logyagi (20), K1WA array (40),
dipole (80), delta loop (160).

73
Chris/LA8OM
 
DL4SDW   SOAB(A) LP   512,3162017-11-27 11:43:40
IC 7300
4 Element Yagi 20/15/10m
Dipoles 80/40m
 
W4ZYT   SOAB HP   128,2702017-11-27 11:48:04
Limited time for me as always this weekend, but good fun. Good participation,
and surprisingly good conditions. Was pleasantly surprised to work some ten
meter contacts. Operated all search and pounce, high power, unassisted, in
several small shifts in between family activities. Good to see the activity
and largely excellent operating. Thanks for all the Qs.
 
OLØW(OK1DSZ)   SOAB(A) HP   3,174,4442017-11-27 11:48:28
Rig: FT1kMP + PA
Ant: 2x Inv V (160 + 80m), 1/4 vertical (40m), 2el DK7ZB yagi (20m), 2+2el
duobander DK7ZB (15/10m).

Thanks to all who made it to my log. See you all again next time.
 
DR8A   M/S HP   4,754,5752017-11-27 11:50:05
Antennas used:
160m dipole
80m dipole
40m dipole
80/40 vertical (DX Engineering)
4-ele 20m yagi
5-ele 15m yagi
5-ele 10m yagi
 
N1UR   SOAB HP   4,133,2692017-11-27 11:55:10
Not my best outing. About 5 hours in my 2nd radio feedline started having
an arcing problem all the way down to 100W or so. In these conditions, the
2nd radio is critical. So, I got demotivated pretty quickly. The feedline
came back to life during the day as it warmed up to about 40F but then acted
up again as soon as the sun went down. I didn't realize it would support
power until about 16Z when I tried to call a PY on 10M.

I know what I am looking for to fix it with that data. I thought about
going out and trying to solve it but was having too much fun with the
tools I had and decided to just play it out. Hard to do 45 hours under
such conditions at 08Z when 40M is pretty much worked out to EU (although
still
open to some areas) and JA is not happening and it seems like the VKs have
abandonded contesting. So 42 hours was the result.

160M was really hit hard with absorption. EU was really weak almost all the
time. Occaisionally you would get a shift in the aurora and get a Q. This
happened in the last 45 mins of the contest when I worked 8 EU Mults in the
best conditions of the contest (still pretty bad though). 80M was also
affected but to a lesser extent.

Never heard a Zone 1 station. JA was quite loud on 20M Sunday night although
a run didn't work. Interestingly zone 19 was on the noise floor while zone
25 was S9 + 10dB. Amazing.

10M - Sad to see. I am sure I would have had more with SO2R capability. But
I did sweep the band often to see if there was any activity to switch over to.

Antennas all worked great. Need to get that feedline fixed and tested while
I still have easy access - just an inch or so of snow on the ground right now.

The diffeence in the assisted scores with the mult finding on CW is pretty
crazy. I get that its better for scores but for me its just not nearly as
fun as sweeping the band and discovering every khz. Its also not the nearly
the same skill demand as processing SO2R with no visual point and click
dimension.
I am glad people like it and use it. Not a bad thing at all for contesting.
Just not my cup of tea.

See you in the winter 160 contests and then in ARRL DX.

73

Ed N1UR
 
OK2D(OK2PMU)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   1,322,6852017-11-27 12:02:40
My 2nd contest in SOAB(A)40HP class, very nice, TNX all for QSO.
 
K1KNQ   SOAB(A) HP   412,7642017-11-27 12:12:28
Rig: Yaesu FTDX5000MPL + Alpha 87A
Ant: 4el Quads, 40M 2el yagi, 80M 4sq vertical, 160M Vertical
Logging: N1MM+

Comments: Don't combine cheap barrel connectors with Alpha 87A's especially
when the connector is 70 feet up....
73 Jack K1KNQ
 
W6IZT   SOSB(A)/80 HP   38,4542017-11-27 12:14:58
We had family visiting this weekend so my operating time was limited. Only have
a single dipole at the new QTH. More to come next year.

73
Gregg
 
M6O(G3WGN)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   228,6902017-11-27 12:31:39
No towers at the new QTH - yet. So performed a 'site test' with a Folding
Antennas hexbeam at 9m/30ft plus K3/KPA500. Happy with the outcome of a fun
weekend on the radio.
 
V47T(@V47NT)   M/2 HP   24,050,1102017-11-27 12:33:22
After 2 hurricanes, I didn't hold much hope of operating this year.
Dan K1TO and I decided we would try to rebuild the station, but we only had a
week to do it. We arrived with virtually no antennas, and a bent tower.

With the great help of Joel V44KAI and Tom N9NC, we were able to build all the
antennas, and repair everything. Amazing team work!
We changed to tribanders, and triplexers to simplify things. By Wednesday, all
yagis were up. By Thursday, all wires were up. Friday was a mad rush to hook
everything up, and amazingly we only blew up one relay in the six pack ( nice
fire coming out). Some quick manual switching, and we were in business.

There was good and bad news when we arrived. The long time issue of power line
noise was fixed, since the hurricane wiped out the offending pole. However,
there was a new noise, that was 20 over 9 on 160/80/40. It was so bad, we
almost bagged the whole thing. I spent some time to find it, and determined it
was a new E2E power monitoring system (RF over power lines). I called my
contact at the company, and he was great.. The crew was up Friday morning, and
they switched it off. Bingo... Bands were the quietest I've ever heard them
from V4.

Tom N9NC was an invaluable team member. He worked very hard as the ground crew.
Also, he held his own operating with some very good runs. With only 3 very tired
ops, we managed to keep both stations manned most of the time.

Thanks to Dan for his tireless tower work, and planning.. We somehow managed to
get everything done in a very short time. And to Joel V44KAI and Terry V44KBP
for their local support, which nothing could happen without them.
Also, thanks to Dan, Joe K3NM and John W2GD for donating antennas and other
stuff.
We missed Felipe, NP4Z who just could not leave KP4.. He was hit much worse by
hurricane Maria (still no power).

And thanks to all the great ops in CQWW CW, my favorite contest of all!

73, Andy N2NT/V47NT
 
N4MM   SOABClassic HP   138,6002017-11-27 12:36:21
Paper logs mailed Monday. Many Thanksgiving Family Events this weekend.
 
K4WI   SOSB/10 HP   3,5282017-11-27 12:47:29
WOW,I have been doing this 10 meter thing for a good number of years and this
one takes the record of being the worst. Slim to none propagation all week end.
Only a few actually brought the s-meter off S-0. Mostly S+P effort; tried
several times to get a run going but very limited success. Best opening was
short one Saturday evening.... worked 4 ZL's. Saturday first qso was at 1600
and last one was at 2230; Sunday nothing heard or worked until 1900 and last
one at 2200 ; a N6 gave me ZN 3! I sure hope this is the bottom and old Sol
starts helping out again! Thanks to all! 73's Cort K4WI
 
PY4ZO   SOAB(A) LP   19,1992017-11-27 12:53:27
Rig: Yaesu FT-897D 100w
Ant: Vertical Comet CHA-250 (clone)
 
K1ESE   M/S HP   2,510,5112017-11-27 12:54:26
Chuck W1HIS and I used my station for the contest. I operated from the station
here in Waterford, ME and Chuck operated my station remotely from his home in
Belmont, MA. I thought it worked out very well.

We used a K3 at my end and Chuck used a K3/0 mini from his place using the
Remote Rig box setup. The amplifier is an Expert 1.3k and the tuner a Palstar
HF-Auto. Both are controlled remotely. The hardware worked well 99% of the
time. The software worked well about 95% of the time.

Antennas are all wire, a 240' long doublet and a 66' long doublet. Both are up
about 80 feet.

Thanks to Chuck for his time, effort, and operating skill to make this setup a
success.

73 de K1ESE
John
 
PAØJLS   SOSB/40 HP   84,9122017-11-27 13:00:36
What a difference to work this contest as PA0JLS instead of PJ4LS.
Only a low wire INV VEE antenna available, but happy to work a lot DX
locations.
Thanks for the Q's to all Radio friends.
Enjoyed this contest from my temporary location in PA land.
 
N4TB   SOAB LP   470,2722017-11-27 13:07:47
TNX for all the Q's
73 Terry N4TB
 
N3ND   SOAB(A) HP   695,7392017-11-27 13:17:03
Part time effort with relatives in town for the long weekend. Conditions were
lacking, but as always, a fun contest. Wish they'd swap CW and SSB weekends
every other year so my favorite CW contest wouldn't almost always fall on one
of the best family holiday weekends.
 
J68GD(K9AW)   SOABClassic HP   602,8882017-11-27 13:17:18
Thanks to all for being there !! Till next year. 73
 
NS3T   SOAB LP   469,9892017-11-27 13:17:51
Well, that was a bit of a struggle. The Giant One-Way RF curtain that dogs my
low power signals seemed to appear over the Atlantic more than a few times
during this past weekend, as there was the usual situation where a very strong
station couldn't hear me - and then for about 5-10 minutes suddenly I would be
able to make a flurry of easy contacts.

But let's not dwell on things that disappointed me, like my 80 meter antennas,
my 40 meter numbers, or the recent mysterious neck/back ailment that made it
painful just to sit in the chair without an ice pack wedged under my shirt.
Instead, how about a tale of contest excitement that remains a reason why I
still love to contest.

Highlight 1: I love 10 meters, so I'm checking it every 15 minutes during
daylight in hopes of grabbing a new mult. The band is dead, but I know it's
open somewhere. On Saturday, I worked some PY's, but that was it. On Sunday,
I heard PJ4Y fade in, but he was gone after no more than a minute, and I never
worked him or Zone 9. Suddenly, a very strong VE9AA appears, and I get VE (of
all things) on 10. W0AIH was in like a beacon for Zone 4 (I hope they logged
me). At one point, I hear W3LPL sign with a ZL. There is hope. A few
minutes later as I'm tuning back and forth, I hear a signal start to bubble up.
It is ZM4T. He rises out of the noise, we work, and he is gone in a minute.
Zone 32! What fun.

My other highlights would be the usual thrill of DX - hearing the 3B9 on 40
meters with a pileup that defies imagination. Working ZL on 40 meters with my
100 watts and challenged antennas. Getting my first JA's on 20 meters in a
long time, and stumbling into a Zone 30 VK as well.

I would also like to publicly apologize to those US stations that I worked, in
order to get a domestic mult. I always try my best not to do that, but
sometimes it is unavoidable. The list includes W0AIH (as noted above), NN3W,
N3QE, and K0LUZ. I never did work a US station on 160 or 40.

Thanks to everyone for all the QSO's. I hope you had fun. 73 Jamie NS3T
 
WC3W   SOAB HP   171,9332017-11-27 13:20:06
Relocating remote station so did the contest using a long wire at my home
QTH--pretty satisfied with results given band conditions and antenna! Love this
contest!
 
VK6WX   SOAB(A) HP   4,0282017-11-27 13:22:11
CHECKLOG ONLY!!!!!
3 hours only due to work commitments.
Made a couple of new band QSOs.
Missed out on a couple of ATNOs.
Looking forward to 2018's contest!
 
HB9ARF   SOAB HP   880,2442017-11-27 13:23:47
Elecraft K3 + KPA500 500 Watts

Antennas : Force 12 C-4s ( 2 elements on 14/21/28 MHz - Dipole on 7 MHz )

Dipole for 3.5 MHz and Inverted L for 1.8 MHz

My first participation in high power.
Thanks to all for qso's

73's
Phil - HB9ARF
 
W2VM   SOAB LP   8,8322017-11-27 13:25:32
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 17 46 7 13 2.7
14 14 37 7 11 2.6
21 21 55 9 17 2.6
Total 52 138 23 41 2.7
Score: 8,832
1 Mult = 1.0 Q's
 
V26FF(N2FF)   SOAB(A) LP   11,5232017-11-27 13:36:09
Holiday operation. First time visiting Antigua and staying in my daughter's
rented home on the south side of a steep hill with a tin roof and power lines
in the wrong place. Heard a lot of guys like K2LE, K2QMF, W1WEF etc but they
did not hear me. The were probably beaming EU. Biggest thrill was working
KH6.

Almost no damage here after 3 hurricanes. Lucky folks. Best discovery Wadadli
beer. Great STUFF. You have to keep hydrated and I made sure I did.

I may be back next year with better antennas or a new location.
 
N8EA   SOAB HP   468,3662017-11-27 13:36:51
TS590, LK450
 
K1BV   SOAB HP   436,8802017-11-27 13:41:53
Was pleasantly surprised that conditions were as good as they were.
 
ON3DI   SOSB/80 QRP   43,6102017-11-27 13:50:25
Hi!

CQ WW RTTY was good, will win again. I didn't participate on the CQ WW SSB, the
joy for SSB is a bith gone. Due to the band restrictions and the conditions.
Anyway I was looking forward to the CQ WW CW. Last year I had a personal best
with almost 1300 qso's, a week before the contest I decided to go again for 80m
QRP. I was wondering if I can win this contest also in CW.

The start of the contest, the first two hours I had around 50 QSO's. I did
S&amp;P and when I had worked everybody I called CQ. My speed was 20WPM. Big
guns like CN2AA, ED8X, EF8R, they all came back to my call. Even some Asiatic
Russian stations, unbelievable with 5w! I was able to work some USA likes NR4M,
W3LPL, ... some stations came back to my call. Anyway surprising how good USA
operators are, I only had to sent my call once, they al copied it!
The plan was to look at scores of last year, after shift 1, I was around the
7th place, happy with that. I stopped at 6UTC, was so tired...

Suprised to see activity on 80m at 15UTC, so early, most of the time Eastern
Europe. During Saturdaynight, I only worked one USA station, noiselevel was
higher then at the start, rates were around 20/qso's/hour. Happy to work
special stations like 7X2ARA, 9K2NO, 4L5P, ...
Sundaynight I beated the score of the first one last year!
Never believed that I could make qrp 577 qso's on one band. The difference
between RTTY and SSB is big, but also between RTTY and CW. My personal best in
RTTY is around 377 qso's, big difference with CW.

Some concerns:
1. I am not ON3ND, a lot of stations thought because of my weakness that I was
my Belgian colleague, I'm not ;-)
2. 20WPM is slow, I know but there is a reason why I call CQ at that speed. I
can't decode at 30WPM by ears. Frustrating that even the big stations don't
QRS... Pitty!
3. Conditions were poor, perhaps next year better! Despite that, never had so
many multipliers on 80m. And there is space for improvement, haven't heard
stations like D4C, VY2ZM, P40A, ...

I hope that nobody else had the same idea as I had, but I'm not sure about
that. I saw that US2IZ was also qrp on 80m, hope he was assisted and otherwise
he is a fair winner!

Tnx for the qso's!

73

ON3DI
 
OMØM(OM3CGN)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   629,2442017-11-27 13:51:52
Field day setup ,due to interrupted electricity connection.
Diesel generator power supply allowed to use 1KW output power.

The 2el High Q coil loaded Yagi with 28m long elements using 11m long boom.
Installation height 46m . OH1TV opposite voltage feed design. The resulting
RDF is close to 13dB and reception is quiet.
No RX antennas.

The overall score could be sexier with 10 more MULT :))

VY 73 DX

Ivan OM3CGN

Setup:
2el rotary beam ,46m high + TX 4SQ + Microham switching and controlling :
STATION MASTER DeLuxe + MK2R+ STACK SWITCH. OM-POWER .


CONT QSO
EU 1780
NA 480
AS 264
AF 16
SA 14
OC 11




DXCC QSO DXCC QSO DXCC QSO DXCC QSO
3V 1 F 45 OE 14 VE 34
4J 2 FM 1 OH 40 VK 1
4L 1 G 49 OH0 2 VP5 1
4O 3 GI 3 OK 90 VP9 1
4U1 1 GJ 1 OM 15 VU 1
4X 2 GM 15 ON 23 XE 1
5B 2 GU 1 OZ 22 YB 3
6Y 2 GW 7 P4 2 YL 19
7X 1 HA 45 PA 63 YN 1
9A 21 HB 19 PJ2 1 YO 33
9H 1 HB0 1 PJ4 1 YU 27
9K 1 HH 1 PY 2 YV 1
9M2 3 HI 1 PY0 1 Z3 5
9M6 1 HL 3 PZ 1 ZA 1
9Y 1 HR 1 S5 49 ZF 2
A4 2 HS 2 SM 40 ZL 2
A6 1 HZ 1 SP 84
BV 1 I 97 SV 12
BY 12 IS 1 SV9 1
C6 1 IT9 5 T8 1
CE 1 J6 1 TA 1
CM 1 JA 152 TA1 1
CN 2 JT 2 TF 3
CT 3 K 425 TI 1
CT3 4 KG4 1 TK 1
CX 1 KH0 1 TZ 1
DL 326 KH2 1 UA 254
E7 10 KH6 1 UA2 7
EA 45 KP2 1 UA9 60
EA6 2 KP4 1 UK 2
EA8 6 LA 16 UN 13
EI 3 LU 2 UR 150
ER 1 LX 3 V2 1
ES 7 LY 35 V4 1
EU 34 LZ 24 V5 1
 
W9XT   SOAB(A) LP   964,3922017-11-27 13:54:09
Tough going low power when 10M is not a factor. Conditions seemed to improve on
Sunday.
 
S55O   SOAB(A) HP   2,712,9602017-11-27 13:57:06
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1,8 69 86 8 54 1,2
3,5 98 189 18 85 1,9
7 749 1598 37 147 2,1
14 346 880 34 120 2,5
21 350 879 36 127 2,5
28 121 136 10 44 1,1
Total 1733 3768 143 577 2,2
Score: 2.712.960
1 Mult = 2,4 Q's

It was pure fun! Lots of new slots for me. Maybe next time going for a full
effort ? :) Need more morse runner under heavy fatigue. Stopped saturday
afternoon in the best hours for too needed sleep for 7h.

This time it was WAM Work all Multi for me. Pure DX thrill. 90% S&amp;P,
running only on empty bands and some 7. Realy nice to get to contact most of my
friends worldwide.

What scores, TK0C guys with minimum antennas did a WOW score! Kudos! What an
effort on 7 from Zik DK8ZZ !

Gl and log on lotw soon!
We love this game!

Bostjan - Ian
 
N4BP   SOSB(A)/15 HP   252,6812017-11-27 13:59:40
Zero QSOs Friday night, band was dead here at the start.
Nice EU run starting early Saturday morning followed by
a log full of PY/LU QSOs. Later opened to Asia and Pacific,
logged a handful of JA's. Finished Saturday with 27 Zones
and 93 DX. Sunday was a dud, but managed to catch three more
zones and twenty more countries. Quit at about 4PM when no
previously worked contacts could be found.
 
KM4HI   SOAB(A) HP   748,6782017-11-27 14:04:03
Fun contest mostly S&amp;P. 10m blinked briefly Sunday afternoon for half an
hour into SA. 160 and 80m quiet Friday night were noisy Saturday. Didn't
lose but a few hours sleep. Watched some of the FSU/UF game, go Noles!
Thanks to all for the Q's! Till next time ... 73 de Jim KM4HI
 
VA2WA   SOAB(A) HP   6,528,5402017-11-27 14:06:52
Thanks for all the QSOs and for the fun!

73!

The https://contestonlinescore.com team
 
S57AL   SOAB(A) HP   4,670,4422017-11-27 14:13:43
2nd night, rain and snow took me out of the race, for a new personal record.

The first 24 hours was the best from my location. This one is the 2nd one with
the same problem (BAD WEATHER). I hope for better cond. in next one :=)

Thanks for all QSO,s. Congrats for oustanding QSO score, from TK0C team! Well
done guys. TNX for qso,s on all 6 bands (ES9C &amp; TK0C)

CU in CQ WW 160!

73, Ivo S57AL
 
NØHJZ   SOAB(A) LP   72,5842017-11-27 14:18:46
A tough contest. Thanks for everyone that dug out my small signal!
 
W7ZRC   SOAB LP   8,6882017-11-27 14:21:51
Fun to operate a little time while family here for the Holiday.
73, Rod/w7zrc
 
KL7R/W7   SOABClassic QRP   3,9132017-11-27 14:31:59
Even worked Africa with 120' End Fed Zep up 20'!
 
VE3VN   SOAB LP   1,715,7782017-11-27 14:32:02
My biggest problem in this contest was time. That is, time before the contest.
Even 4 hours up the new big tower on Friday and a friend coming over to help
didn't get me there. Those big yagis piercing the clouds look very pretty but,
unfortunately, the wireless part of radio happens on the other side of the
antenna, not this side. No feed lines to those yagis yet.

I made do with what I had. The poor conditions the first half of the contest
greatly affected my ability to work multipliers. I shifted strategy to bulk up
on Q's to raise my score. It helped but could not compensate for being low on
multipliers. I heard so many that I simply could not work.
 
GU4CHY   SOSB/20Classic HP   246,6362017-11-27 14:32:45
Conditions seemed average. Went non-assisted as I was using a simple vertical
and didn't want to try to bust cluster assisted pile-ups with that. Good fun
though I must spend more time mult hunting as I missed ZS for a double for the
second year running.
 
W8AV   M/M HP   4,008,6962017-11-27 14:35:34
Fun contest despite poor conditions. We still have issues with the TIC Ring
that turns the 15 meter antenna which make it still un-rotatable (I won't go
into the reasons here), so it was permanently stuck pointing north. Although
there is a second 15 meter antenna fixed on EU which helped, we managed to put
up a sloper for SA which helped snag the mults there and in the Pacific on
that
band. We could have definitely used the high 15 meter beam to enable us to
better run EU given the band conditions.

We decided that given the size of our crew and operator time constraints, we
would do a "for fun" multi-multi to give everyone a chance to
operate
for as much as they wanted knowing that we would not be in a position to be
very
competitive in that category. This was fun for all who were here. We would
have maybe been more competitive in a M/2 environment, but hey, having fun is
what it is all about.

Thanks to our outstanding crew. See you all next year.
 
OF1F(@OH1AF)   M/S HP   4,596,6132017-11-27 14:37:50
Nice cndx on 160-80m, 40m average, 20m poor, 15m quite ok for multipliers, 10m
special Es to Europe both days.
We had a couple of technical issues in the beginning and lost one amplifier
before the start and almost lost an other one in the first minutes.

Thanks for QSOs!
 
K4LY   SOSB(A)/80 QRP   7352017-11-27 14:41:27
Having worked QRP DXCC on 10, 15, 20, and 40 in contests(mostly as W0AH,
Colorado) I decided to see how many countries I could work this season on 80M
QRP with my TS-590s at 5 watts and my Hytower. After operating occasional FT8
the past several weeks, and working 16 countries that mode, I added 7 more last
night on CW to bring my seasonal total up to 23. Still no Europe, so it looks
very unlikely that I can get anywhere near 100 countries this season.

I also spent an hour on 160M with an Inverted L running 800 watts and made 12
contacts in 6 zones and 10 countries, but was hearing Europe (with an amplified
KAZ antenna favoring northeast) much better than it was hearing me.
I've made contacts in the CQWW since around 1960, maybe earlier as I was
licensed in 1955.
Thanks for your good ears!
 
NJ3I   SOAB(A) HP   530,2502017-11-27 14:44:09
I got my station back on the air! Was not able to get on because of work
requirements but had a great time.
 
KS4L   SOABClassic LP   53,0982017-11-27 14:45:08
Elecraft K3/100, 80m inv. vee, 44' vert. dipole. Enjoyed the QSOs!
 
NØAX   SOAB(A) HP   560,3942017-11-27 14:47:34
Only a limited operation this year - grateful for the quiet ionosphere which
made a lot of difficult-path QSOs possible. Some mighty good scores for
bottom-of-the-cycle sunspot counts! 73, Ward N0AX
 
N3BB   SOAB(A) HP   23,0882017-11-27 14:48:51
Entire family in from all over for Thanksgiving. Managed to sneak on Sunday
afternoon late. This is the greatest WW CW contest. Hope all traveled safely,
etc. Jim N3BB
 
N6DW   SOAB LP   138,9902017-11-27 14:51:34
I am rusty CW op. This contest is a challenge with the speed of most ops. So
this was S&amp;P for me. At the moment, I am using a 80/40 OCFD as my sole
antenna. It clearly works better on those bands than with the match for the
other bands. Not having my amp apparently put my signal in the weeds, so I
thank and apologize to all those ops who gave me contacts that were obviously
painful for them!
 
K1GQ   SOAB(A) HP   1,124,2562017-11-27 14:52:38
SkookumLogger K3 2000A 2XA-3B-12L OB2-40 wires

6 bands: HQ9X PJ2T
 
K5KG   SOAB(A) HP   199,7242017-11-27 14:53:52
A Thanksgiving commitment with friends took me away for most of the weekend. I
got home on Sunday, and was able to work the last 6 hours of the contest.
Being a new comer in the final hours gave me that feeling of being &quot;fresh
meat&quot;, especially with the Euros on 40M!

Rig: K3 with KPA500/KAT500
Antennas: 2X triband yagi and 2el 40.
Logged with my old favorite WinTest.

73, George, K5KG
Sarasota, FL
 
OH1TX(OH1JD)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   503,8102017-11-27 14:55:12
Was thinking of repeating the last years 40m sb, butgiving and eye to improving
high bad conditions, decided to go for 20. Rather sluggish was the start with
mere 750 q's during the first 24 hours band pretty much closing around 1600 z
only to recover briefly at 2200z on saturday night. This on the other hand left
plenty of time to enjoy the notorious oh1tx spa ! Sunday was better altogether
beginning with pretty decent opening to JA-land, with W-land to follow in the
afternoon, but then once again the developing aurora flushed my hopes to gain a
few more qso's towards the end of the contest qso-rate dropping at around 1600z
again never to recover again...Envy the mates further north as I heard them
having super busy runs while hearing nothing of their counterparts; for hours
and hours. Thanks go to Jaakko, oh1tx for lettimg me use his fine station again
!
 
KSØM   SOAB HP   52,5152017-11-27 15:01:24
A lot of fun for the time I worked the contest. All calls were S&amp;P. My count
was actually 183 contacts but 3 were dupes. All calls were copied with the
computer between my 2 ears, no mechanical help.
 
DJ4AX   SOSB(A)/160 HP   28,6522017-11-27 15:01:43
Searching multipliers only!
 
VE6WZ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   453,8872017-11-27 15:03:05
K3s twin remote setup, 2el Yagi at 90', Acom 2000a.

This was the second CW contest from the new remote. I was very pleased with
the
station performance. There was only one very brief internet outage when my
WISP
provider went down, but I was back up in about 5 minutes. Compared to the old
home QTH, my ears exceed my TX which is a nice change, but can be very
frustrating at times.

Propagation here was not great, but I have seen worse. Usually 39 zones is
achieved, but this year I worked 35, and heard and called only 37. I found it
almost impossible to get a sustained EU run going, even during our pre-sunset
peak. JA was a bit easier. The morning EU path was tricky with both LP and SP
conflicting to cause that dreaded multi-path "echo" leaving many
station unreadable either LP or SP. Well after sunrise, things settled down
with solid short-path polar signals.

73, de steve ve6wz
 
NØIJ   M/2 HP   1,897,2802017-11-27 15:08:16
A two man M/2 with only one rotary antenna on Sunday (rotor broken on #2). A
really up and down weekend. At times very happy for all the VE stations and at
times it was like we had a super station (not).
Lots of fun and great to see (hear) many old friends.
John, N0IJ
 
4X6FR(@4X6OM)   SOAB LP   4,113,4562017-11-27 15:09:38
TNX ALL
 
K1AR   SOAB(A) HP   3,100,5602017-11-27 15:11:36
There's nothing like the CQWW contest! As has been the case for several years, I
operated at home with the usual collection of wire antennas, notably the AR
Dipole. Throughout this experience, I've learned that sunspots are everything
to a small station. When conditions are great, you can be in the big boy
leagues; not so much with a SFI of 74.

But, there's nothing like walking downstairs to operate and taking on the
challenge of beating LR or LPL in a pile-up with wires in the trees. This
weekend was no exception.

I had fun, which is all that matters -- a lot of fun, actually.

73, John, K1AR

Station:
IC 781
AL-1200
MN-2000 tuner

160M Inv-L
80M Dipole at 60'
40M Inv-V at 70'
 
K1LT   SOAB(A) HP   2,882,2882017-11-27 15:19:01
The last few years I have used the week leading up to the CW weekend
of the CQ World Wide contest as 'project week'. I take a few days off
from work and combined with the Thanksgiving holidays I have a week I
can devote to some personal project. In previous years the project
usually implemented some new station feature to make the contest
better. This year the project was to continue my new phased array
software defined radio receiving system (still looking for a succinct
name) and make as much progress as possible with the expectation that
the new receiver would not be finished.

The basic hardware is a doubly balanced tayloe detector attached to a
nifty TI pro-audio chip. The audio chip is a 2-channel 24-bit analog
to digital converter with sports a 120 db dynamic range spec. The
digital side of the chip attaches to a Zedboard (a single board
computer) that shows off the Xilinx Zynq chip which combines 2 ARM9
cores (modern microprocessors) and a field programmable gate array
(FPGA, programmable digital hardware) along with memory, USB,
Ethernet, and all the other modern computing amenities.

The hardware and computer at this point can receive a 160 meter signal
and produce a data stream that can obtained via Ethernet and analyzed
on another computer. Analysis would be better easier if an SDR
receiver and GUI were running on the Zedboard, so the project week
activity was to enable audio and video on the Zedboard. The audio and
video controllers are implemented in the FPGA with outboard 'codecs'
to convert a hardware data stream into audio and HDMI video. Note
that the audio codec is just an ADC and a DAC in a box while the video
codec is a very fast parallel to serial converter with a scrambler to
make Hollywood happy.

Even though the Zedboard is about 5 years old, the marriage of
hardware and software is in a tremendous state of flux. After much
Googling and hacking, I was able to get a Linux kernel to talk to the
FPGA based audio controller and produce sound. That took the first
day. Although sound only would be sufficient for most of my purposes,
video running on the Zed showing a band-scope would be really cool.
After 2 more days of Googling and hacking, I determined that video was
not going to work without considerably more effort.

Thursday I decided to work on my current station rather than my future
station. The first quick improvement to come to mind would allow me
to swap the roles of my two tribanders. One tribander is connected
via the automated antenna switching to the transmitter while the other
connects via switching to the 2nd receiver in the K3. One of the
beams can be switched to the transmitter of the second radio. With
the poke of a keyboard key, I can swap the second tribander to the
transmitter, but then I have no antenna for the second receiver.

A stopgap solution would be to add a transfer switch between the
tribanders and the rest of the antenna switching. Then the roles of
the tribanders could be swapped independently of any other switching.
It just so happens I have a transfer relay in the closest, but I don't
know how to control it.

So I figured out the operation of the Transco motorized transfer
switch (part no. 1460-30-95) that K8ND gave me some time ago. The RF
side is a double-pole double-throw switch configured as a transfer
switch (inputs A and B connect to either outputs X and Y or inversely
Y and X). The control side has 3 pins: a common and 2 hot pins. The
common pin is the pin just to the left of the key when the connector
is viewed with the key up. Apply 115 volts AC or DC between one of
the hot pins and common and the motor spins one way until a limit
switch opens the circuit. Apply voltage between the other hot pin and
common and the motor spins the opposite direction until a limit switch
opens. The motor spins for less than a second to make the transition.
The limit switches have latches that prevent closure until the
engagement moves significantly away from the switch. In my particular
unit, one of the limit switches does not reliably recover from the
latching mechanism which prevents further operation after either one
or two transfers.

This crude ASCII art diagram, best viewed with a mono-spaced (fixed
pitch) font, illustrates the operation of a transfer switch:

position position
one two
A---X A X
| |
Y---B Y B

If port A is a radio, port Y is an antenna, and ports X and B are the
input and output of an antenna tuner, then the transfer switch could
be used to bypass the antenna tuner. Alternately, ports A and B could
be connected to 2 radios, and ports X and Y to 2 antennas. Then the
transfer switch could swap the antennas between the radios.

Since the transfer switch was no good, I reassembled it and put it
back in the closest. Some day, when I am brave, I'll disassemble the
10000 RPM to quarter-turn per second gear train to gain access to the
defective limit switch. On to the next project.

SO2R operation on the low bands at my station works reasonably well
because all of the antennas are far apart and the receiving antennas
just don't pick up much RF. But transmitting on 40 trashes reception
on 20, 15, and 10. I previously made a 2nd harmonic trap coax stub,
but I never made it work. So I dug out the stub, tweaked it with the
VNA, and tried to make it work again. Despite the trap, transmitting
on 40 trashes a K3 receiving on 20. After much disassembly and
reassembly of everything in the antenna switch and 40 meter vertical
looking for a noisy joint, I decided that the problem was really
fundamental overload. So I dug out the W3NQN filter I made a couple
of years ago, and that prevents the overload when the filter is placed
between the K3 and amplifier.

The real problem is that I have only one filter and 2 radios and no
switching for filters. Making another filter is no big deal, but the
filter must be switched along with the band the radio operates. A big
pile of relays could make a stack of filters track the radio, but
housing the big pile of relays becomes an issue, Maybe pin diodes ...
For now, the 2nd radio is confined to either 20 or 40 meters. On to
the next project.

Oops, no time left now. A quick shack cleaning and a couple of
domestic chores, and now its is show time. Since I had relatively low
motivation, I decided to operate assisted and make my goal to maximize
multipliers. I would run only when that was pleasing without any
attempt to reach some QSO target. On the other hand, chasing
multipliers would allow me to see the 'maximum reach' of my station.
Ideally any multipliers I miss are ones that are unavailable to me.

Maximizing multipliers instead of maximizing score changes operating
strategy. To maximize score, one runs as much as possible on the band
mostly likely to be productive of QSOs and multipliers, hunt
multipliers as thoroughly as possible, and change bands strategically.
To maximize multipliers, one just follows the multipliers around and
runs when productive. In other words, less work. SO2R becomes a tool
to avoid changing bands and no longer provides a means to hunt
multipliers while running. I configured Writelog to show me spots
that originated in Ohio so I wouldn't chase stuff I would likely not
hear. On the other hard, there could be stations that I could hear
with a beam that a spotting receiver on an omni-directional antenna
could not.

The first night was 'normal', after accounting for the declining solar
cycle and better than last year conditions. 15 was not open at the
start here and 20 closed very shortly after the state. 40 and 80 were
fairly quiet and had strong signals, although the most distant
stations were not evident. 160 had strong signals but very few
Europeans. It was hard to tell if they were absent or inaudible or
both.

The basic operating strategy was to work all multipliers, prioritizing
those that might go away soon. It was hard to in gore easy to work
stations that were not new multipliers. When most of the 'yellow' on
the Writelog band map was gone, I would work other stations or even
try CQing. By about 0800Z, I had worked almost everyone I heard.
There were always more stations to work, but finding them took longer
and longer.

I took a 3 hour nap. When I was awakened by the alarm, I stumbled
into the shack and looked at the Writelog band map for 40 and 80. No
yellow! I went back to bed for another hour. When I got up again,
there was a little yellow so I stayed and operated. It takes about an
hour to get thoroughly awake and past the 'I want to sleep' mood.

Hitting the high bands presents a small dilemma: every station is a
new multiplier. Clicking and calling is fun when the multiplier is
somewhat unique, but a crowded band full of European stations is just
bulk contacts, regardless of multiplier status. So I CQed for a while
to work the multitudes. I stated on 20 and my rate was terrific,
signals we strong, and the 'packet bursts' were minimal. After about
45 minutes though, I moved to 15 so I wouldn't miss the short opening.
I ran there for about 30 minutes then reverted to multiplier pouncing.

After a couple of band changes, it was time to deploy SO2R between 20
and 15. Oops! SO2R doesn't work. My automated antenna switching
apparatus seems to deny one radio or the other a high-band antenna. I
considered troubleshooting the problem immediately, but I decided that
since my goal was not rate oriented, that I could live with the
inconvenience of band switching and solve the problem later.

After several hours of pouncing, including a very brief and weak 10
meter opening during the 16Z hour, finding interesting prey became
fairly boring. The 19 and 20Z hours were particularly slow. By 21Z I
noticed that I could work stuff on 40, so I spent a couple of hours
there. At 23Z I observed that 20 meters had propagation to Japan so I
stared tuning on 20. I very much like old fashioned tuning for Far
East stations, probably because they are relatively rare and weak and
exotic. Nevertheless, the JAs were very strong! I even tried CQing
and had a short run.

At the half-way point, I had 100 multipliers on 20, 88 on 40, 78 on
80, and just 77 on 15 meters and not quite 1000 QSOs. If I could
repeat my progress on the second day, the results would be quite
reasonable. Or at least I could try to get over 100 multipliers on
each band 80 through 15. Goal set!

After 0030Z 20 faded. I spent the rest of the evening rotating
through 40, 80 and 160. The second night 80 meters again looked like
20 on the band map. I spent much time clicking through all of those
stations. By 0800Z I had really run out of stations to work. By
careful hunting or dedicated CQing, I could continue to make contacts,
but I was getting very sleepy.

After another a 4-hour nap that skipped the dead time observed the
morning before, I found several Pacific and Far East stations on 40
bringing the multiplier total over 100 with a couple to spare. 80
though had only 90 multipliers.

Sunday high bands repeated the same pattern as Saturday except I spent
much more time running. Also, I figured out how to use the 2nd VFO on
the run radio to set up a new multiplier pounce without interrupting
the run. Then, when enough new multipliers accumulated on the other
band (20 versus 15), I would change bands, establish a new run, and
repeat the process. This mode worked until 15 began to fade and 20
began to get noisy and and mushy (assume absorption was getting high).

The 19 and 20Z doldrums were even worse on Sunday except for a very
wimpy 10 meter opening around 1840Z. By doldrums time, the 15 meter
multiplier count was 95 and firmly fixed. I added 40 to the doldrums
rotation after 2000Z but there were relatively few new stations there,
except for Canadians and the occasional European.

During the doldrums, I noticed that there is another sub-window on
Writelog that shows packet spots as they come in. By checking off
enough check-boxes on the GUI, I could get this information to show me
new multipliers rather than having to scroll the band maps. Thus when
new African station would pop up on 20 or 15, I could get there
quickly and often beat the pileup.

At 2200Z I stated CQing on 20 hoping for Asian stations and by 2230Z I
got a steady run established. The JAs were fairly strong and and kept
coming at a decent pace. At this point I was using both tribanders
pointed the same direction. I will have to think about whether
diversity reception made the JAs sound louder or if 20 meters was just
in particularly good shape, but I had one of my best JA runs ever.
Maybe a 100-foot high tribander just works better than a 60-foot
tribander. My run included a couple of BYs, a YB, several VE7s and
numerous K6s.

Editorial: I think there should be no 0-point contacts. Yes, it is a
DX contest, so DX contacts should be preferred over domestic contacts.
But assigning some small point value, like 0.1 points, to domestic
callers would help alleviate some of my animosity. Some of these
run-interrupters are potentially new contesters who should be
encouraged rather than ignored or disparaged. Alternately, just
automatically assign the domestic multiplier so that 0-point QSOs are
unnecessary.

I also worked 1 maritime mobile station. He gave me zone 7 and the
rules say /MM calls are also worth 0-points. Why discourage anyone?
Why not apply the same 2 or 3 points to a guy on a boat? Is this a
safety issue? &lt;/Editorial&gt;

As my 20-meter JA run was beginning to slow down, the Writelog spot
window showed C6AGU on 160. The rate window said a new multiplier was
worth 3 minutes, and the that number was creeping up slowly as the run
declined. My daughter was impatiently asking when the contest was
going to end (She was fondly recalling the doldrums when I had a bit
of time to talk to her.) Also, my bladder was hurting. Finishing the
contest with a new multiplier would be very satisfying. Tactical
decision needed! At 2340, A44A popped up as a multiplier on 80.
Would a second multiplier happen?

So at 2340Z I abandoned the 20 meter run, and set up the QSO with C6
on the 160 receiving device and called when I heard a rather loud
C6AGU. Immediately, someone said 'up'. So I rotated the transmitter
knob 1 kHz and tried again a couple of times. Then the C6 said down!
Twiddled the knob again and finally made the QSO. I was glad I
allowed 20 minutes for this contact! Since I had 10 more minutes I
called TM1A who came right back. Still 8 minutes left! Why not go
for the A4 on 80?

I changed bands, which was a 15-second thing by this point. The A4
was quite readable and the pile-up was basically 3 guys at a time. My
daughter came in again to ask for dinner so I told her I would cook as
soon as I made this contact. When she asked how long, I said 10
minutes tops! I was cooking her dinner by 2357Z.

Epilogue: Finishing the contest by terminating a JA run to work 3 new
multipliers was a blast. I missed my goal on 15 by 5 multipliers and
missed on 80 by 9 multipliers. I beat my goal on 40 by 3 and 20 by
plenty. But I've never had this many multipliers on 80 before.
Missed zones 22, 23, 26, and 36.

DX worked: 3B9, 3V, 4O, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9K, 9M6, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, BV, BY, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CT, CT3,
CU, CX, DL, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, ER, ES, EU, F, FG, FJ, FM, FY,
G, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HP, HR, I,
IS, *IT9, JA, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA,
OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5,
S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV9, TF, TG, TI, TK, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UN, UR,
V2, V3, V4, V6, V7, VE, VK, VP5, VP9, XE, YB, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z3,
ZA, ZB, ZF, ZL, ZP, and ZS for a total of 137 entities.

Worked TI7W, 6Y0W, PJ4Y, P40L, 9Y4/VE3EY, PJ2T, LT1F, and PX2A on six
bands. I tried to get P40W on 6 bands but missed on 80. Every time I
visited the 80-meter spot, they were gone.

Equipment: K3/100, P3, Alpha 8410; K3/10, Hardrock-50, ETO 91B
(thanks, Jeff); high bands: X7 at 101 feet and X7 at 61 feet; low
bands: full sized 40 vertical over 32 radials, full sized 80 vertical
over 60 radials, 65-160 &quot;tee&quot; over 75 radials. Homebrew SO2R and
audio routing stuff. Homebrew W3NQN filters for 20 and 40. Ancient
Writelog 11.

I didn't put up a 40 meter beam this year as I had planned last year.
I dug the old Cushcraft Discoverer-72 out of the barn 3 times to begin
assembling it. The first time, the missing boom to mast clamp was a
set-back. The clamp also joins the boom segments. The last couple of
times the antique linear loading put me off. If I am to have a short
beam, I would rather have the higher efficiency &quot;top&quot; loading. I
would much rather have a 3-element OWA design which seems like it
would not be much longer than a 2-element shorty, although a lot
heavier. I thought the vertical worked pretty well anyway.
 
NJ4Q   SOSB/40 LP   8,3642017-11-27 15:20:20
Popped in and out to pick up a few band countries. Not as much effort as in the
past and surely not as much as my compadre KK4XX. de NJ4Q
 
GWØKRL   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   43,7752017-11-27 15:31:27
Been off the air for a number of years and recently re-located to North Wales
with plenty of space for antennas.
Decided to try a few new things (to me) that have appeared since I was last
seriously active.

Firstly decided to try SO2V with the Elecraft K3, not brave enough for SO2R...
yet! And with plenty of space where I've moved to I decided to try some better
antennas.
All were put up field-day style, would love to keep them up full-time but
slowly does it. I put up a 5/8 wave vertical at 20ft agl in a tree with 2x
radials, a 2ele wire beam on fishing poles at 25ft agl fixed on EU and a close
spaced 4ele quad at 35ft agl rotated by the armstrong method and then to really
test them (and me!) decided to go QRP - still haven't unpacked the amp yet.

Need to work on getting my CW speed back up again, didn't feel confident to try
CQ'ing at all so complete operation was S&amp;P and decided for the first time
ever to go assisted.

Antennas worked well certainly helped me get heard and the quad was fantastic,
never had one on 20m before but will look into one as a permanent fixture,
sadly probably only 2ele though :-(
Also decided &quot;GW&quot; call probably added 3db to my signal in the
pile-ups HI!

All told great fun and I'm now planning for my next contest.
73, Ian GW0KRL
 
KØEJ   SOAB HP   3,355,3352017-11-27 15:34:42
nothing like CQWW-CW!!
73, Mark K0EJ
 
S58M   SOSB(A)/40 HP   636,1742017-11-27 15:39:16
Equipment:

RTX: Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V, Field
PWR: OM-Power
ANT: 2 el. rotory Quad @24 m, 2 el. Quad fix to West @15 m &amp; vertikal
Other: MicroHam, N1MM Logger
 
HG7T   M/M HP   12,929,9132017-11-27 15:44:08
Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM
 
KZ5OM   SOAB LP   10,1912017-11-27 15:48:34
All sending by Hand Key. All copy by hand.
 
W6YA   SOSB/15Classic HP   185,0242017-11-27 15:56:51
Multiple computer to K-3 failures developed on Sunday,
so had a couple of hours' lost time. Most of the day
was spent using a regular keyer without bandmap and
some of the keyboard functions. Then the regular keyer
failed, so had to dig out an old backup keyer. It was
a chore sending calls with the paddle like the old days.
Not that it matters much, since conditions were so poor.
This is my first Classic entry. With conditions being
worse than last year, my score was down 13%.
 
K6III   SOAB LP   10,1252017-11-27 15:57:44
Played on and off - all Hand Sent with a straight key. NO EU or AF stations
logged.
 
N4RA   SOAB(A) HP   1,475,0722017-11-27 15:59:51
10 meters peaked up a few times, but was rough going. I fixed my beverage
antenna and was able to do a bit better on 160. Rig and antennas worked OK,
but still hard to get out of bed for early AM stuff.
 
5P3WW   M/S LP   2,310,3432017-11-27 16:03:16
tnx ...cu next time, Pete(DL1YAW), Joe(DK5QN)
 
VE6WQ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   284,9602017-11-27 16:08:05
Pretty rough going up here. At the start of the contest the k at the Swedish
magnetometer was 7 which is a pretty good reflection of conditions in Alberta.
For the first few hours I had to work Caribbean, Central and South American
stations on a skewed path beaming northeast. Could not hear much of anything
beaming south. European QSOs were all S&amp;P, could never get a run going
during the weekend. Condx were rather poor for the Saturday morning long path
and afternoon/evening openings to Eu. The band improved by Sunday morning with
decent longpath and SE Asia but too late by then.
As always Don was a great host trying to keep my spirits high through the poor
condx.
Equipment: ICOM 756 ProII, homebrew amp. Two 5 ele yagis on 150 ft towers, 3
ele yagi at 120 ft and a log at 120 feet.
 
LU5DX   SOAB(A) HP   1,275,7422017-11-27 16:10:40
Rig: FTDX3000D
Amp: Alpha 87a
Antenna: LU5DX 1/4 Wave Vertical GP 3.5 - 50 MHz.
 
I2IFT   SOSB(A)/80 HP   228,8752017-11-27 16:20:09
Great fun with my inverted V dipole at six feet high, FT1000D and Alpha 76. For
me a great result. Cu in the next test.
Ciao de Giovanni i2ift
 
LW3DC   M/S LP   696,0642017-11-27 16:21:13
Our first MS contest at home; lots of fun and a GREAT experience! Sorry for our
slow speed and lack of efficiency, we have to improve a lot!!!
 
K2RB   SOAB HP   450,6382017-11-27 16:22:33
Spent week reprogramming a laptop for the contest because of a serious case of
RFI with desktop. Problem solved. No issues with bleeping screens. Used Flex
6500 for entire contest with Maestro and it operated flawlessly. Found bands not
the best especially early closing on 20 meters
 
NA8V   SOAB HP   3,047,7602017-11-27 16:24:49
What a great contest! Given what they could have been, condx with the low K
were fantastic here except 10m and maybe 15. Always tradeoffs. This was my
first SOAB hp since the early 90's and first operation with hp on 160 (LK-500,
tks K8GL)at this QTH. I could tell by 01z Friday I wasn't competitive on 40
(hg 402ba/90ft) so I decided to maximize fun at the expense of some score. Did
the same thing Sunday morning by basically skipping the Eu run on 15 to stay
with 20. Did tune the band on the 2nd radio but forgot the 2nd radio antenna
was pointed SE so thought condx were punk. Looks like that was a
sleep-deprived mistake. Lots of great long haul skip on both 40 and 20 made
things even more fun. Mostly around sr/ss but things popped in at other times
also.

No real equipment failures. Did have a new station arrangement that was not
adequately troubleshot so had some interstation interference that was new. 40
once in a while set off the smoke alarm (about 8ft from the operating position)
and 20 trashed the 2nd radio on 10. other than that, everything pretty much
held up although the operator was having trouble with the keyboard Sunday
afternoon.

A couple times the thought popped into my head &quot;boy, the WW is just the
greatest, this is what it's all about&quot;. Really enjoyed the contest,
thanks for all the contacts!

greg/na8v

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA &amp; N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: NA8V
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP

-------------- 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 56 1 0 0 57 57 2.6
0100 0 44 3 0 0 0 47 104 4.8
0200 22 22 0 0 0 0 44 148 6.8
0300 6 7 21 4 0 0 38 186 8.6
0400 7 24 0 0 0 0 31 217 10.0
0500 6 38 0 0 0 0 44 261 12.0
0600 9 8 19 0 0 0 36 297 13.7
0700 9 41 0 0 0 0 50 347 16.0
0800 2 23 5 0 0 0 30 377 17.4
0900 2 2 33 0 0 0 37 414 19.1
1000 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 417 19.2
1100 3 4 4 0 0 0 11 428 19.7
1200 0 3 12 31 0 0 46 474 21.9
1300 0 0 0 99 18 0 117 591 27.3
1400 0 0 0 0 94 0 94 685 31.6
1500 0 0 0 0 101 1 102 787 36.3
1600 0 0 0 79 11 1 91 878 40.5
1700 0 0 0 73 15 0 88 966 44.6
1800 0 0 0 29 6 0 35 1001 46.2
1900 0 0 0 38 0 0 38 1039 47.9
2000 0 0 0 12 23 2 37 1076 49.6
2100 0 0 73 0 6 0 79 1155 53.3
2200 0 0 7 30 0 0 37 1192 55.0
2300 0 4 21 12 0 0 37 1229 56.7
0000 2 3 18 0 0 0 23 1252 57.7
0100 0 14 0 7 0 0 21 1273 58.7
0200 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 1279 59.0
0300 0 39 14 0 0 0 53 1332 61.4
0400 3 22 1 0 0 0 26 1358 62.6
0500 0 0 7 1 0 0 8 1366 63.0
0600 11 22 0 0 0 0 33 1399 64.5
0700 2 24 3 0 0 0 29 1428 65.9
0800 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1430 66.0
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1430 66.0
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1430 66.0
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1430 66.0
1200 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1431 66.0
1300 0 0 1 142 0 0 143 1574 72.6
1400 0 0 0 136 0 0 136 1710 78.9
1500 0 0 0 124 0 0 124 1834 84.6
1600 0 0 0 100 0 0 100 1934 89.2
1700 0 0 0 13 5 5 23 1957 90.3
1800 0 0 0 0 16 6 22 1979 91.3
1900 0 0 0 0 16 3 19 1998 92.2
2000 0 0 0 35 5 0 40 2038 94.0
2100 0 0 14 30 2 0 46 2084 96.1
2200 0 0 60 2 0 0 62 2146 99.0
2300 2 5 8 7 0 0 22 2168 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 91 352 384 1005 318 18 2168

Gross QSOs=2186 Dupes=18 Net QSOs=2168

Unique callsigns worked = 1599

The best 60 minute rate was 159/hour from 1310 to 1409
The best 30 minute rate was 168/hour from 1314 to 1343
The best 10 minute rate was 186/hour from 1318 to 1327

The best 1 minute rates were:
4 QSOs/minute 32 times.
3 QSOs/minute 157 times.
2 QSOs/minute 394 times.
1 QSOs/minute 781 times.

There were 132 bandchanges and 33 (1.5%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 44 67 67 115 45 4 342 15.8
South America 7 10 27 39 46 14 143 6.6
Europe 34 261 257 780 207 0 1539 71.0
Asia 0 4 8 42 0 0 54 2.5
Africa 4 9 17 17 11 0 58 2.7
Oceania 2 1 8 12 9 0 32 1.5
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 91 352 384 1005 318 18 2168

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 36
4 693
5 903
6 499
7 4
8 11
9 18
10 4

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4S 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
5B 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
5X 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
6Y 2 2 2 2 2 0 10 0.5
8P 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.1
8R 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
9A 1 10 8 9 1 0 29 1.3
9G 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9H 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9Y 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
A4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
A7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
BY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
C6 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 0.2
CE 1 0 2 4 2 1 10 0.5
CM 0 1 3 1 0 0 5 0.2
CN 2 2 2 3 2 0 11 0.5
CT 1 1 3 3 2 0 10 0.5
CT3 1 4 6 3 2 0 16 0.7
CU 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
CX 0 0 2 2 4 2 10 0.5
DL 5 52 42 162 61 0 322 14.9
E7 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.3
EA 1 17 21 47 25 0 111 5.1
EA6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
EA8 1 3 5 6 4 0 19 0.9
EA9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
EI 3 2 1 4 4 0 14 0.6
ER 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
ES 0 2 1 3 0 0 6 0.3
EU 1 2 2 7 0 0 12 0.6
EX 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
F 2 13 12 57 14 0 98 4.5
FG 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FJ 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
FK 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
FM 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
FY 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
G 4 16 16 36 19 0 91 4.2
GD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
GI 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
GJ 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
GM 2 1 2 6 1 0 12 0.6
GU 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
GW 0 1 2 5 0 0 8 0.4
HA 2 8 11 20 4 0 45 2.1
HB 0 6 1 14 3 0 24 1.1
HB0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
HC 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
HH 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
HI 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
HK 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
HP 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
HR 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
I 1 12 17 46 20 0 96 4.4
IS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
*IT9 0 2 2 6 2 0 12 0.6
JA 0 3 1 29 0 0 33 1.5
K 7 15 19 46 3 2 92 4.2
KG4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KH0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KH6 2 1 3 5 6 0 17 0.8
KL 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
KP2 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.3
KP4 0 0 1 1 4 0 6 0.3
LA 0 1 2 7 1 0 11 0.5
LU 0 0 2 5 11 7 25 1.2
LX 0 1 0 2 1 0 4 0.2
LY 1 9 4 8 0 0 22 1.0
LZ 1 4 2 6 1 0 14 0.6
OA 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.1
OE 0 2 2 8 3 0 15 0.7
OH 0 5 2 14 0 0 21 1.0
OH0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
OK 1 14 16 25 3 0 59 2.7
OM 0 6 10 14 2 0 32 1.5
ON 3 2 2 18 10 0 35 1.6
OZ 0 5 1 10 0 0 16 0.7
P4 2 2 2 2 3 0 11 0.5
PA 1 8 3 34 8 0 54 2.5
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.3
PJ4 1 2 2 2 2 0 9 0.4
PY 0 1 7 11 16 2 37 1.7
PY0F 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.2
PZ 1 1 1 0 1 0 4 0.2
S5 1 9 7 27 6 0 50 2.3
SM 0 6 3 24 1 0 34 1.6
SP 0 12 18 35 4 0 69 3.2
SV 0 0 2 3 1 0 6 0.3
TF 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
TI 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.3
TK 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
UA 0 7 12 48 0 0 67 3.1
UA2 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 0.1
UA9 0 0 3 5 0 0 8 0.4
UN 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
UR 0 7 12 41 0 0 60 2.8
V2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
V3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
V4 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
V5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
V6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VE 24 35 27 45 18 0 149 6.9
VK 0 0 2 4 0 0 6 0.3
VP5 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
VP8/h 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
VP9 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0.1
XE 1 0 4 1 1 0 7 0.3
YL 0 1 1 6 0 0 8 0.4
YN 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
YO 0 3 5 6 2 0 16 0.7
YU 1 6 5 6 3 0 21 1.0
YV 0 1 1 4 0 0 6 0.3
Z3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
ZA 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
ZB 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.1
ZF 1 2 1 1 2 0 7 0.3
ZL 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.2
ZS 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.2
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 91 352 384 1005 318 18 2168

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 23 134 113 434 153 0 857 39.5
15 9 104 107 232 50 0 502 23.2
16 1 16 27 97 0 0 141 6.5
04 18 22 24 31 10 1 106 4.9
05 9 16 18 32 2 1 78 3.6
08 9 13 15 14 18 0 69 3.2
03 4 11 2 27 9 0 53 2.4
09 6 8 10 14 10 1 49 2.3
33 4 9 14 12 8 0 47 2.2
20 1 8 10 18 4 0 41 1.9
11 0 1 9 12 17 2 41 1.9
13 0 0 5 8 16 9 38 1.8
25 0 3 1 29 0 0 33 1.5
07 2 3 2 5 5 2 19 0.9
31 2 1 3 5 6 0 17 0.8
12 1 0 2 4 2 1 10 0.5
02 1 2 2 3 0 0 8 0.4
06 1 0 4 1 1 0 7 0.3
32 0 0 3 1 3 0 7 0.3
30 0 0 2 4 0 0 6 0.3
10 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
38 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.2
35 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
19 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.2
40 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
18 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.1
17 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
01 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
21 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
27 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
24 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
39 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
22 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
37 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 91 352 384 1005 318 18 2168

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1266
2 bands 195
3 bands 69
4 bands 42
5 bands 25
6 bands 2

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

TI7W PJ2T

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 30 161 191 727 149 8
 
W3FIZ   SOAB(A) HP   1,306,1342017-11-27 16:28:38
Had AMP trouble. Went to my back up SB220. NOT FUN...

W3FiZ/Pat
 
TM6M(@F6KHM)   M/S HP   12,778,0002017-11-27 16:31:49
Murphy visited us this time and we missed some precious minutes !
So we missed some mults and qsos for sure!

10m never opened we listened hard on this band but ... but we did 1 US qso !
nil West Indies

Nice fight IR4M-OM7M congrats you're playing in others world thoses days!

By using single Yagi 40..10M we can't be competitive at this time of low SSN
activity! We're happy how we endeed on 80m mults by using only Slopper here !

Tks all for qso see you next contest !
 
KN4Y   SOABClassic LP   58,9842017-11-27 16:33:34
Thursday I was hot to trot, came back from getting a flu shot, plugged in the
space heater and got ready for the CQ DX contest to start Friday I awoke on
Friday and my enthusiasm level dropped to warm and slurry. But with pure
determination I started working the contest Friday night. I was having problems
copying the code from some DX stations, this is not going to be a fun contest. I
would fall asleep at the key. I drifted in and out of the shack and finally just
decided to get at least 50,000 points and call it quits. I did.
 
N5DX(@N2QV)   SOAB HP   7,349,0492017-11-27 16:34:11
The last time I was in Arkansas for the Thanksgiving holiday was 2012.
Fortunately, the power of technology let me enjoy the magic of east coast
contesting without leaving my own zip code.

This was my first outing running two pileups simultaneously. It was fun and at
times increased the rate, but from a non DX location it wasn't always the best
strategy for maximizing the score.

N2QV and WU2X are great hosts and their dedication to our sport is just
amazing. The station was really humming this weekend and it was a blast to
experience such amazing hardware.

Congratulations to all of the competitors out there and a special thanks to all
that travel to activate all of those exotic countries!

73,
Kevin, N5DX
 
KC1XX   M/2 HP   14,528,9562017-11-27 16:37:23
Great weekend! Everything worked well and only one equipment failure (AL-1500
amp QSK board and capacitor bank...swapped an AL-1200 in and kept going).
Congrats again to W2FU on another great score from western NY and to K8AZ for
jumping into the M/2 fray with a great score from Ohio. We definitely enjoy a
geographic advantage over those stations on most bands and they are to be
congratulated for their efforts.

We welcomed a new team member for the weekend - Ira, WA2OAX...who loved the
multi-op immersion program and all the craziness. Ira did a great job. We were
also extremely pleased to again have Hiro JJ5GMJ, who again did a super job!
Skill and persistence pay off. And special thanks to Craig K1QX and Ed K1TR
for
putting many hours in the chairs on Saturday!

15m propagation was down from the CQWW SSB weekend...disappointing but we made
the best of available propagation. 160m was a struggle due to absorption and
only occasional workable openings. 40m and 20m were great, as expected - those
bands are the main
"money bands" during this part of the solar cycle. 80m was pretty
good most of the weekend and W1FV and others milked it for all it was worth -
with a score rivaling the 15m score! 10m was terrible!

Caught some very cool longpath and grayline openings on a variety of
bands...always exciting to work the long-haul DX! It is part of what makes
this
contest so fun.

A super fun time was had by all. Thanks to Matt and Juana for their
hospitality!

Thanks to everyone who got on this weekend and special thanks to those who
traveled far and wide to put some great mults on! Thanks for all the Q's!

===================================================================

Station equipment:
- 4 x IC-7800 (1A/1B + 2A/2B station positions)
- 2 x AL-1500 (1A/2A) and 2 x AL-1200 amps (1B/2B)

Logging program: Win-Test

-------------- 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 0 113 117 0 0 0 230 230 3.6
0100 3 63 127 0 0 0 193 423 6.6
0200 8 88 89 0 0 0 185 608 9.5
0300 4 106 100 0 0 0 210 818 12.8
0400 3 54 67 0 0 0 124 942 14.7
0500 2 70 66 0 0 0 138 1080 16.8
0600 4 41 39 0 0 0 84 1164 18.2
0700 9 53 50 0 0 0 112 1276 19.9
0800 1 14 26 30 0 0 71 1347 21.0
0900 3 4 3 46 0 0 56 1403 21.9
1000 2 5 5 24 0 0 36 1439 22.4
1100 0 0 8 130 23 0 161 1600 25.0
1200 0 0 0 191 105 0 296 1896 29.6
1300 0 0 0 145 121 0 266 2162 33.7
1400 0 0 0 140 96 3 239 2401 37.4
1500 0 0 0 109 110 5 224 2625 40.9
1600 0 0 0 138 45 2 185 2810 43.8
1700 0 0 0 87 44 8 139 2949 46.0
1800 0 0 2 45 31 1 79 3028 47.2
1900 0 0 68 42 14 0 124 3152 49.2
2000 0 0 147 28 2 5 182 3334 52.0
2100 0 2 112 6 4 0 124 3458 53.9
2200 0 48 111 8 1 0 168 3626 56.6
2300 0 67 96 1 0 0 164 3790 59.1
0000 3 50 49 0 0 0 102 3892 60.7
0100 4 49 57 0 0 0 110 4002 62.4
0200 3 49 46 0 0 0 98 4100 63.9
0300 2 52 34 0 0 0 88 4188 65.3
0400 8 42 26 1 0 0 77 4265 66.5
0500 8 56 46 0 0 0 110 4375 68.2
0600 4 78 66 0 0 0 148 4523 70.5
0700 4 53 59 0 0 0 116 4639 72.3
0800 1 26 35 0 0 0 62 4701 73.3
0900 0 4 3 0 0 0 7 4708 73.4
1000 0 4 5 1 0 0 10 4718 73.6
1100 1 3 3 106 2 0 115 4833 75.4
1200 0 0 0 100 98 0 198 5031 78.5
1300 0 0 0 100 120 2 222 5253 81.9
1400 0 0 0 126 57 1 184 5437 84.8
1500 0 0 0 92 41 0 133 5570 86.9
1600 0 0 0 125 33 4 162 5732 89.4
1700 0 0 0 72 23 0 95 5827 90.9
1800 0 0 0 47 22 3 72 5899 92.0
1900 0 0 82 29 7 0 118 6017 93.8
2000 0 0 71 32 2 1 106 6123 95.5
2100 0 11 101 4 1 0 117 6240 97.3
2200 1 11 71 5 0 0 88 6328 98.7
2300 0 14 54 16 0 0 84 6412 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 78 1230 2041 2026 1002 35 6412

Gross QSOs=6577 Dupes=165 Net QSOs=6412

Unique callsigns worked = 3964

The best 60 minute rate was 300/hour from 1157 to 1256
The best 30 minute rate was 320/hour from 1149 to 1218
The best 10 minute rate was 372/hour from 1343 to 1352

The best 1 minute rates were:
8 QSOs/minute 8 times.
7 QSOs/minute 23 times.
6 QSOs/minute 63 times.
5 QSOs/minute 180 times.
4 QSOs/minute 356 times.
3 QSOs/minute 529 times.
2 QSOs/minute 633 times.
1 QSOs/minute 632 times.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 33 138 226 177 88 6 668 10.4
South America 9 21 55 71 101 24 281 4.4
Europe 31 1020 1618 1662 757 0 5088 79.4
Asia 0 23 70 53 11 0 157 2.4
Africa 4 15 39 37 30 3 128 2.0
Oceania 1 11 31 24 15 2 84 1.3
??? 0 2 2 2 0 0 6 0.1
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 78 1230 2041 2026 1002 35 6412

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 62
4 1637
5 2897
6 1743
7 8
8 21
9 37
10 6
11 1

Top countries worked (>50 QSOs, not ranked):

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
9A 1 11 28 15 12 0 67 1.0
DL 1 207 307 311 176 0 1002 15.6
EA 1 33 92 74 64 0 264 4.1
EU 0 22 11 21 8 0 62 1.0
F 1 44 73 80 50 0 248 3.9
G 1 37 76 85 32 0 231 3.6
HA 1 29 52 37 29 0 148 2.3
HB 0 11 29 25 13 0 78 1.2
I 2 42 124 105 73 0 346 5.4
K 2 53 108 80 18 3 264 4.1
LY 1 23 16 16 8 0 64 1.0
LZ 1 9 40 17 12 0 79 1.2
OE 0 8 17 19 11 0 55 0.9
OH 1 29 16 31 1 0 78 1.2
OK 1 61 80 70 28 0 240 3.7
OM 1 19 35 29 6 0 90 1.4
ON 1 17 32 28 12 0 90 1.4
OZ 1 15 10 20 6 0 52 0.8
PA 1 40 55 86 24 0 206 3.2
PY 1 2 22 23 47 8 103 1.6
S5 1 29 46 39 26 0 141 2.2
SM 1 32 22 38 6 0 99 1.5
SP 0 50 80 78 43 0 251 3.9
UA 0 70 83 151 8 0 312 4.9
UR 1 56 97 99 16 0 269 4.2
VE 14 58 70 56 31 1 230 3.6
YO 0 13 37 26 11 0 87 1.4
YU 0 21 31 17 14 0 83 1.3


Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2583
2 bands 684
3 bands 384
4 bands 263
5 bands 43
6 bands 7

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

PJ2T 9Y4/VE3EY PJ4Y PZ5V TI7W VY2TT
PX2A

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 22 430 913 895 310 13
 
KØWA   SOAB HP   71,9672017-11-27 16:37:45
Thanks for the QSOs
Thanks for the fun

Lee
 
N8UM   SOAB(A) HP   1,635,8742017-11-27 16:40:50
Thanks to XYL N4PXQ for delaying Thanksgiving dinner while I figured out while I
lost 2 monitor capability (latest video driver was bad) 24 hours prior to start
of test. Wild finish as usual with 40 outstanding, 80 busy and excellent JA
opening on 20. Missed 7 hours Saturday morn/afternoon while I watched the UM v
OSU football game...

K3 9500 N1MM 17 verticals and SAL-20 rx
 
W1DYJ   SOAB(A) LP   300,5012017-11-27 16:41:03
Based on the YCCC improvement award, I set my goal at 315K. Almost met
it, and if my accuracy has improved in the past year I will. I seem to
have a &quot;natural&quot; level of accomplishment with raw scores of 313k
(2015),
309K (2016), and 301K (2017). Only better antenns and more BIC time
will significantly beat this.

(And being able to touch-type so I could run!)

The equipment rundown:
Rig: TS-2000
Antennas:
160/80/40 trapped 80/40M dipole with &quot;zig-zag&quot; 160 dipole @ 7m
20 HB Moxon @ 12m
15 Rotatable Dipole @ 11m
10 HB 5el yagi @ 10m
100% S&amp;P
Log: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log Ver 5.5

Details: I threw up a temporary 160 dipole off the feed point of
my (too low) 80-trap-40 back-yard dipole hoping that it might make up
for the low 10M expectation. It helped, but 160 was very noisy and I
did worse than expected. Heard a lot of CQs but few heard me. 10 was
about as expected.

15 was open some, but my meager rotatable dipole just can't cut
through. 20 &amp; 40 were about like last year, with 40 a bit better
and 20 a bit worse.

No new countries, a few new band-countries.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
 
K2WK   SOAB(A) HP   618,7622017-11-27 16:43:01
95% S&amp;P
 
IC8POF(PHIL)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   22,0002017-11-27 16:44:20
Lot of fun again from my hollow qth and only HF2 ground plane.
Super propagation on 160 and many many stations; often EU called cq
on USA stn but not intentionally, just different skips and I could not
copy USA stn well HI.
HPE CUAGN 73S
Phil
 
WA9LEY   SOAB(A) LP   52,0032017-11-27 16:52:09
Attic dipoles and a Wolf River Coils portable vertical outside for 80 meters.
 
NR5M   M/M HP   10,816,9652017-11-27 16:58:22
Thanks to all who came out. It was great fun. First multi-multi in a long,
long time. Hope everyone survived the Saturday night chili.

Thanks to Ken at JK Antennas for all the support. His 80 meter 3/3 stack and
40 meter 4/4 stacks really made a big difference on those bands. Also , the
160 meter four-square performed flawlessly. Now it is time to get back to work
on the 20 and 15 meter bands.

Thanks for all the Q's.

George, NR5M
 
TM4Q(@F6FYA)   M/S HP   6,889,5812017-11-27 17:02:24
Another good effort in the contest but our result is less than past years, due
to the no propagation on 10 and so bad on 15 meters on Sunday. But, till
friendly to be together each year at the station. CU next year and thanks to
all for QSO'S.
 
N8FYL   SOABClassic LP   42,0002017-11-27 17:12:01
Rig: ICOM IC-9100
Antenna: G5RV/ZS6BKW at 55 ft

Conditions must have been better this year than last because my S&amp;P rate
for the limited time I was on this year was much better (18/hr vs 11/hr).
 
IC8FBU   SOSB/40 LP   72,5402017-11-27 17:12:47
ft920 100w. dipole
 
9H6A(@9H1XT)   M/S HP   3,643,1852017-11-27 17:13:53
Another fun contest for team 9H6A. Was planning M/2 but changed to M/S last
minute when one of our scheduled ops couldn't make it. Not much on 10, and we
lost the 80M antenna most of the first night, but great runs on 15,20,40 and
80M the second night.
 
LZ1AQ   SOSB(A)/80 HP   165,7642017-11-27 17:14:59
TX: Icom 756pro + 300W (3 x GU50) PA,
RX: Perseus SDR sync. with 756pro,
TX Ant: T vertical ( top at 15m) with 6 elevated radials each 7.5 m
RX Ant: 2-el. Phased array with small magn. loops and short dipoles very close
to TX ant. The Tx ant is detuned during rx periods.
DX: 66 W/VE stns, 6 JA, 12 Africa, 7 SA, 2 OC ;
Assisted: dx.hu:8000 DX cluster.
QTH: village in a valey; west &amp; east horizon closed below 20 deg.
Better score than 2016. For the first time used &quot;modern&quot; way of
contesting - just clicking on the screen list from the cluster. Very easy but
do not like it - there is no skill there - if you have good cluster and big
power/antenna the result will be automatically very high. 40/60 % ratio
Run/Search. This year the band noise was low. Far East was very difficult to
work due to 1200 m asl mountain just 4 km away from my QTH. Heard more
multipliers but need more power and better tx antenna to work them. Had a lot
of fun.
73 Chavdar LZ1AQ
 
K4SBZ   SOAB LP   12,3752017-11-27 17:17:52
First entry in CQWW CW. Put aside the Yaesu FTdx5000 and linear and used an ICOM
IC-7300 with low power. The 7300 was a joy to use. Didn't score high, but had a
lot of fun.
 
K5NA   SOAB(A) HP   1,275,4442017-11-27 17:18:16
Mostly S/P. But did a little running a couple of times.

73, Richard - K5NA
 
NC4S   SOAB(A) HP   217,3562017-11-27 17:19:06
My first effort at new QTH and ew antennas. SteppIr small vertical on 40 through
10 and an inverted "L" on 80 and 160. Used k3 with KPA500. Great fun
and look forward to next year. Thanks to all the stations that pulled me out of
the pile ups and weak signal. I sure do miss my tower and 4 elements on 20
through 10.

73 Gary, NC4S
 
N7ZG   SOAB HP   1,522,3842017-11-27 17:20:15
I've been monitoring solar index predictions so I knew it was going to be good
especially for the low bands. Openings to EU not as strong on 20M as SSB and
the opening windows very short as to be expected with no sunspots. Running on
SSB was better due to stronger signals (SSN about 20 then) and more daylight
but the QRM was horrendous on phone. Spent to much time on 40M on Sat morning
chasing LP EU and unsuccessfully trying to work A44A. Spend more time on
Sunday but was trying to stay awake copy CW. EU ops were not nearly as patient
as JA when I was running or maybe the window was just too short.

Very strong openings on 40 to EU and JA. Not sure what my JA totals are but
they should be tremendous on 15 through 80. Especially 40. 40 was actually
somewhat runnable to EU on Sat night as now I have a 2 over 2 with the lower
antenna on EU while running JA (still working through stack match switching
issues).

80M was really interesting. Geomagnetically things where a bit more active
then forecasts led me to believe. I worked my normal CA mults on Friday
evenings. Also easily worked zones 12 and 13 as well as zone 28 even with
longer daylight in the southern hemisphere. On Sat. 80M was super quiet and I
started hearing EU very load at about 7 pm. Especially zone 33. But was
really surprising that I was able to hear zones 15, 16 and even 20! Managed to
work YT9A easily for a new country. He must have a much lower noise floor that
the rest of EU. Everyone seemed so loud to me (even though only S3 at best).
Having said that it was a record year for me on EU as well as Asia with almost
200 Qs without really trying. Of note, I worked HS0ZAR and HS0ZIA on 80 at 8
am almost 1 hour after sunrise and in fully daylight! Zone 26 is really hard
on 80. Solid openings still on 15 to JA. Many thanks to all JA ops.

Found out about the new spectrum bandmap in N1MM+ last minute and thought I
needed to get with the newer technology program. The N1MM team has done an
awesome job and I really need to pony up a donation. The spectrum display is
fairly stable but I'm wondering if Microsoft Windows 10 updates are causing
problems with my COM ports. Steve N2IC has contributed a nice bridge to LP-Pan
that is very straightforward to set up. Overall this technology could be a boon
to spotting 10M activity during contests with the absence of sunspots.

This was my first &quot;balls to the wall&quot; 48 hour effort and was a record
year. Still need to work on operating skills.

73 and CU in ARRL DX.
Guy, N7ZG
 
KB9DKR   SOAB LP   23,4842017-11-27 17:23:36
I enjoyed my first time CQWW and I am pleased to work stations from 6
continents. Rig was Icom 7200 running between 35-100w to indoor antennas.
Thanks again for the QSOs. Carl, KB9DKR
 
K8GL   SOAB HP   1,103,7842017-11-27 17:31:05
S&amp;P to start the contest on 40. Imagine the smile on my face when contact
#3 was 3B9HA. The joys of unassisted continue!

Many excuses for not getting the towers up this Fall. At least the concrete is
poured!

IC765 + TenTec Titan II
40-40 single wire verts
10/15/20 20 meter 4 square (Yes...it works!)

Not enough space to thank all the great ops for the contacts. This is one heck
of a contest.

Greg K8GL
 
PJ4Y   M/2 HP   18,411,0852017-11-27 17:31:25
2 x Elecraft K3, Acom 1500/Alpha 9500 + wire antennas only (Spiderbeam &amp;
Hexbeam for the high bands, Phased Array on 40m, GP on 80 m, Inverted-L on 160
m, switchable BOGs for 160/80 m)

Lots of fun!

Thanks to Peter, PJ4NX, for joining us as the 4th operator to make M/2
possible. Thanks to Scott, W4PA, and Steve, PJ4DX, for leaving up the Hexbeam
as a second high band antenna after WWDX SSB a month ago.

Condx were quite good on the low bands but rather poor on 15 m, especially on
Sunday. 10 m not worth talking about ...

Thanks all for the QSOs! See you from next spot sometime. ;-)

73 on behalf of the crew,
Olli - PJ4/DH8BQA
 
EF2A(EA2OT)   SOAB(A) HP   7,497,7322017-11-27 17:33:07
Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA &amp; N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: EF2A
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: EA2OT

--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO5W has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO5W has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; D1CTT has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; D1DX has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO5W has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; D1DX has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- 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 37 24 97 0 0 0 158 158 3.1
0100 0 76 102 0 0 0 178 336 6.5
0200 0 86 99 0 0 0 185 521 10.1
0300 0 89 82 0 0 0 171 692 13.4
0400 0 48 81 0 0 0 129 821 15.9
0500 2 42 70 0 0 0 114 935 18.1
0600 0 34 59 0 0 0 93 1028 19.9
0700 0 6 21 71 0 0 98 1126 21.8
0800 0 0 4 100 10 2 116 1242 24.1
0900 0 0 0 99 12 27 138 1380 26.7
1000 0 0 0 101 15 41 157 1537 29.8
1100 0 0 0 34 113 0 147 1684 32.6
1200 0 0 0 3 98 3 104 1788 34.7
1300 0 0 0 74 84 0 158 1946 37.7
1400 0 0 0 117 94 0 211 2157 41.8
1500 0 0 0 136 84 0 220 2377 46.1
1600 0 0 0 73 50 1 124 2501 48.5
1700 0 0 8 112 7 0 127 2628 50.9
1800 19 0 8 106 0 0 133 2761 53.5
1900 5 11 42 35 0 0 93 2854 55.3
2000 6 4 68 0 0 0 78 2932 56.8
2100 8 5 42 0 0 0 55 2987 57.9
2200 70 9 4 0 0 0 83 3070 59.5
2300 2 15 66 0 0 0 83 3153 61.1
0000 1 0 106 0 0 0 107 3260 63.2
0100 2 0 92 0 0 0 94 3354 65.0
0200 3 1 67 0 0 0 71 3425 66.4
0300 3 9 25 0 0 0 37 3462 67.1
0400 2 70 5 0 0 0 77 3539 68.6
0500 37 45 1 0 0 0 83 3622 70.2
0600 25 5 1 7 0 0 38 3660 70.9
0700 0 0 0 76 1 0 77 3737 72.4
0800 0 0 0 36 25 0 61 3798 73.6
0900 0 0 0 14 66 0 80 3878 75.2
1000 0 0 0 11 34 1 46 3924 76.0
1100 0 0 0 11 53 4 68 3992 77.4
1200 0 0 0 38 17 2 57 4049 78.5
1300 0 0 0 118 8 0 126 4175 80.9
1400 0 0 1 66 60 0 127 4302 83.4
1500 0 0 1 26 48 2 77 4379 84.9
1600 9 0 1 31 9 0 50 4429 85.8
1700 0 0 1 128 0 0 129 4558 88.3
1800 0 0 19 56 0 0 75 4633 89.8
1900 0 0 127 0 0 0 127 4760 92.2
2000 0 1 91 0 0 0 92 4852 94.0
2100 14 43 20 0 0 0 77 4929 95.5
2200 0 1 106 0 0 0 107 5036 97.6
2300 5 1 118 0 0 0 124 5160 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 250 625 1635 1679 888 83 5160

Gross QSOs=5282 Dupes=122 Net QSOs=5160

Unique callsigns worked = 3447

The best 60 minute rate was 232/hour from 1442 to 1541
The best 30 minute rate was 246/hour from 1433 to 1502
The best 10 minute rate was 288/hour from 1341 to 1350

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 2 times.
6 QSOs/minute 12 times.
5 QSOs/minute 68 times.
4 QSOs/minute 220 times.
3 QSOs/minute 532 times.
2 QSOs/minute 775 times.
1 QSOs/minute 708 times.

There were 1453 bandchanges and 811 (15.7%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 17 220 814 773 399 0 2223 43.1
South America 3 7 17 17 17 3 64 1.2
Europe 212 363 697 739 419 72 2502 48.5
Asia 11 21 77 119 34 3 265 5.1
Africa 6 10 14 14 8 4 56 1.1
Oceania 0 1 12 14 7 1 35 0.7
??? 1 3 4 3 4 0 15 0.3
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 250 625 1635 1679 888 83 5160

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 26
4 2355
5 1819
6 924
7 2
8 14
9 17
10 3

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
3V 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.1
3W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
4J 0 1 2 0 1 1 5 0.1
4L 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
4O 1 1 1 3 0 0 6 0.1
4S 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 1 3 2 1 1 8 0.2
5B 2 1 1 1 1 0 6 0.1
5X 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.1
6Y 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.1
7X 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
8P 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
8R 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
9A 3 3 12 11 2 1 32 0.6
9G 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.1
9H 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.1
9K 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
9M2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
9M6 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
9Y 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
A4 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
A6 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
A7 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
A9 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
BV 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.1
BY 0 1 7 3 1 0 12 0.2
C6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
CE 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
CE9 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
CM 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
CN 1 1 2 1 1 1 7 0.1
CT 1 1 3 1 1 0 7 0.1
CT3 1 3 3 3 1 1 12 0.2
CU 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
CX 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
DL 30 75 90 93 14 23 325 6.3
DU 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
E7 3 3 4 5 1 0 16 0.3
EA 6 15 4 3 4 0 32 0.6
EA6 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0.1
EA8 1 3 3 5 2 0 14 0.3
EA9 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
EI 2 1 2 1 0 0 6 0.1
EK 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
ER 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
ES 1 1 3 2 5 0 12 0.2
EU 6 7 17 13 13 0 56 1.1
EX 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
F 6 10 3 4 1 1 25 0.5
FG 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FK 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
FM 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
FY 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
G 12 8 19 9 2 0 50 1.0
GD 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
GI 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
GJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
GM 2 2 11 3 1 1 20 0.4
GU 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.1
GW 1 1 3 1 0 0 6 0.1
HA 6 7 25 21 11 1 71 1.4
HB 2 4 3 3 3 0 15 0.3
HB0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.1
HC 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
HH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HI 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
HK 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
HL 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.1
HP 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
HR 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
HS 0 1 3 3 2 0 9 0.2
HZ 1 1 1 0 1 0 4 0.1
I 12 12 22 24 13 1 84 1.6
IS 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
*IT9 1 1 1 4 1 1 9 0.2
J3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
J6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
JA 1 2 15 54 1 0 73 1.4
JT 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
K 10 193 750 700 367 0 2020 39.1
KG4 0 1 3 1 1 0 6 0.1
KH0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
KH2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
KH6 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.1
KL 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
KP2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
KP4 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
LA 3 3 10 6 1 0 23 0.4
LU 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.1
LX 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
LY 6 9 14 11 10 2 52 1.0
LZ 1 5 15 13 8 0 42 0.8
OA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
OE 1 3 3 6 1 2 16 0.3
OH 3 8 14 17 22 1 65 1.3
OH0 2 1 1 1 1 0 6 0.1
OK 17 19 39 53 5 8 141 2.7
OM 2 8 15 21 7 2 55 1.1
ON 2 5 4 3 1 0 15 0.3
OY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OZ 1 8 10 7 2 0 28 0.5
P4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
PA 2 9 16 16 3 0 46 0.9
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
PJ4 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
PY 0 1 1 1 2 2 7 0.1
PY0F 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
PZ 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
S5 4 9 17 20 7 1 58 1.1
S7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
SM 2 7 14 21 8 0 52 1.0
SP 14 19 55 67 14 4 173 3.4
SU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
SV 2 2 3 6 2 0 15 0.3
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
TA 0 0 2 2 3 0 7 0.1
*TA1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 2 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
TI 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
TK 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
UA 23 32 93 136 149 16 449 8.7
UA2 1 2 5 2 4 1 15 0.3
UA9 5 8 26 38 7 0 84 1.6
UK 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
UN 0 1 4 5 4 0 14 0.3
UR 11 26 74 82 69 5 267 5.2
V2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
V4 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
V5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
V6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VE 2 14 41 58 14 0 129 2.5
VK 0 0 3 2 2 1 8 0.2
VP5 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
VP9 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
VR 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
VU 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
XE 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
YB 0 0 3 3 1 0 7 0.1
YL 2 4 6 10 5 0 27 0.5
YN 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
YO 2 4 23 18 15 0 62 1.2
YU 5 11 24 7 5 1 53 1.0
YV 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
Z3 1 1 4 3 1 0 10 0.2
ZA 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.1
ZB 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
ZF 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
ZL 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.1
ZS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
??? 1 3 4 3 4 0 15 0.3
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 250 625 1635 1679 888 83 5160

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 9 128 433 388 213 0 1171 22.7
15 89 126 269 292 117 26 919 17.8
04 2 75 303 259 155 0 794 15.4
16 41 66 191 234 234 21 787 15.3
14 77 157 199 177 44 25 679 13.2
03 0 5 58 112 12 0 187 3.6
20 8 14 51 44 32 1 150 2.9
25 1 2 18 55 1 0 77 1.5
17 4 8 15 28 8 0 63 1.2
08 4 11 15 11 14 0 55 1.1
33 5 9 11 10 4 2 41 0.8
09 3 5 9 9 9 1 36 0.7
21 2 5 8 4 8 2 29 0.6
18 1 1 7 13 3 0 25 0.5
24 0 1 8 3 3 0 15 0.3
07 0 3 4 3 3 0 13 0.3
28 0 0 5 5 2 0 12 0.2
11 0 1 2 2 3 2 10 0.2
26 0 1 3 3 3 0 10 0.2
13 0 1 2 3 3 0 9 0.2
32 0 0 2 2 3 0 7 0.1
27 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 0.1
35 1 1 2 2 0 1 7 0.1
02 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.1
29 0 0 2 2 1 1 6 0.1
40 0 2 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
31 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.1
30 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.1
23 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 0.1
22 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.1
39 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
19 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.1
10 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.1
06 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
12 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
01 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
38 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
34 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
37 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 250 625 1635 1679 888 83 5160

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2357
2 bands 656
3 bands 278
4 bands 127
5 bands 25
6 bands 4

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

CN2AA RT6A LY2W OF5Z

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 124 242 788 845 330 28
 
N3RS   SOAB(A) HP   5,458,9382017-11-27 17:44:39
Great low band propagation compensated for really poor 10 meter conditions and
short 15 meter openings. Thanks to all those who stuck with me during the
frequent fades on the higher frequencies. Thanks also to the sponsors for a
really great contest. Congrats to all the FB efforts by those great operators
who push hard to put forth their maximum score. See you all in February in the
ARRL CW contest.

73 de Sig, N3RS
 
K8MFO   SOSB/40 HP   348,0082017-11-27 17:46:09
My effort can best be described as an OLD DXER, stumbling around the band,
trying to make some QSOs!

I have played in this great party since 1959, and it's the first time that I
felt the same way at the end of the contest as at the beginning. The problem
was that I was exhausted to start after cutting 20 trees on Friday for my
Christmas tree customers! After an hour I knew that it was going to be a
FUN EFFORT, and not anything serious. After the first night I had 100
countries in 30 zones, with very little running. Did a little more running
the second night, but still mainly S&amp;P. When it was all over, I realized
that I had a great time. The only stuff I heard and didn't work were YB, BY,
3X, V5, and A7.

Highlights in no particular order .. a QSO with VK6LW on the long path at
2004Z, when I had difficulty being heard in Europe ... a QSO with HS0ZAR
through a monster pileup ... and quick HELLO exchanges with many old friends.

YES, there are still some CLICKY signals out there ... and RUTHLESS is given a
new dimension is some pileups!

I think that the CLASSIC Category is something that I may enjoy. I don't use
or want any assistance, and I can probably get enough beauty rest!

K3S, AL-1200, a couple of close spaced elements on my Mosley PRO-67B, and a
sloping dipole into the SW for the Caribbean and Central America. Didn't miss
one station that I called with the dipole.

73 and see you in the next one. It's an honor to attend this party.


Don K8MFO
 
CT9/9A3XV(@CT9/OM8A)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   567,9802017-11-27 17:47:18
Hi Guys,

we come here to give some hand to our friends from OM8A building competitive
contest site at Madeira Island. We spend more then a week hard working on
antennas and stuff. As we predict there was no enough time to prepare for M/S.
So we all enter the SO SB categories to test the station. So I enter SO(A) SB
80. First night worked without RX antenna and thunderstorm on the ocean just
north from our location. It was terrible (Branko, 9A2KD come to me ask is
something wrong with his station because hi can not hear anything on 160).
Sorry guys to so much asking to repeat :). Worked easy lot of Caribbean mults
in the morning. Finished this night sleeping in the chair with only 350q in the
log.

Second night was some other story. Much better condix and lot of runs and all
stuff hams love :). In the mid time we made one 100m beverage to the NNW helps
me a lot work USA and EU. Finished again in the morning sleeping in the chair
but over 1000q in the log (maybe this game isn't for me :)).

I expect much from Sunday evening but next thunderstorm become and it was VY
hard to work but beverage helps a lot. Big pileup to east and far east mults -
it was VY hard to break through.

I have more then 100 dupes. Skimmer did not recognize my call well - lots of
wrong skimmer spots. So many guys call me again try to work my home call 9A3XV
from zone 33 including big guns - listen firs guys.

Used and shared with 10 and 15 the TS-590, OM-2000A+, OM Power HiPo BPF (grate
stuff), Delta and one bev NNW.

HPE to see you in CQ 160.

73's
Sale, 9A3XV
 
S56M   SOSB(A)/80 LP   211,7012017-11-27 17:47:44
K3 100w, vertical, inverted V, EDZ @ 25m

No condition on second night, huge QRN and snow statics, not easy with LP.

Thanks for QSOs

73 &amp; CUL
Vito, S56M
 
S52FT   SOSB/80 LP   108,8962017-11-27 17:51:35
TS-940S 2x fuchs antenna; one ~42m long second ~78m long. tnx qso best 73 cuagn
 
N5AW   SOAB HP   3,216,5452017-11-27 17:52:37
My first serious effort in a major CW contest with high power (after 60+ years
of low power contesting). Still learning but, with my good antennas, it was not
much different (not the case for phone). Probably should have run more but had
that same problem with low power (I'm too much of a DXer). During this portion
of the sunspot cycle there are large chunks of time when there aren't many
signals from Europe or Japan here in Texas and run rates become very slow. Even
with a second radio I find putting my full attention on S&amp;P with one radio
is more efficient for me. 51 percent of my contacts were S&amp;P. Thanks to
K5PI for loan of his KPA500 for an amp on the 2nd radio. Did not notice much
difference between it and the 1.3 KW main radio.

Considering the sunspot cycle conditions were pretty good although they were
better the day before the contest. Ten meters never opened to zone 8 from here
or if it did I missed it. Pretty good openings to Europe on 80 and 160 by Texas
standards.

Unfortunately the noise problem I had during the phone contest, which went away
right after that contest, raised it's ugly head again beginning Friday. It made
running JA particularly tough. The K3's DSP does an amazing job of pulling weak
signals out of the noise but isn't so good with a pile up. On the low bands the
noise is worse on my beverages than on the transmit antenna. I tried using a
noise canceler with one of the beverages as the noise antenna. I could reduce
the noise but also reduced the desired signal. Maybe a different noise antenna
will work better but really need to find the source (don't think it's the same
one that is giving problems on the higher bands).

I'm afraid that operating 40 or more hours in these contests is not good for
one's health, especially when you're 76 years old. In addition to three short
sleep breaks I did several short walks - sitting in a chair for hours on end
puts you at the risk of blood clots among other things. Don't think I'll do
this many hours again. I like the 36 hour limit of WPX. Love CQ WW with all the
juicy DX though!

Marv N5AW

2017 CQ-WW-CW N5AW
Continent List

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 1 2 29 43 11 1 87
Canada calls = 16 19 42 63 42 0 182
NA calls = 13 20 27 28 28 3 119
SA calls = 5 10 34 44 72 29 194
Euro calls = 17 144 208 424 115 0 908
African calls = 4 9 17 20 17 0 67
Asian calls = 1 4 16 18 4 0 43
Japan calls = 1 12 147 137 137 0 434
Ocean calls = 2 4 17 22 20 0 65

Total calls = 60 224 537 800 446 33 2100
(includes 15 dupes)
 
NR3X(N4YDU)   SOAB HP   6,884,0802017-11-27 17:54:24
I am very grateful for the opportunity to operate from the remotehamradio.com
super station from Eastport, Maine. The team there (W2RE, WW2DX and more) have
done a fantastic job with that station. A week prior to the contest, the new
160M 4 square was ready as well as BPFs for the main station. I was super
impressed by the station again. I probably did a little too much running on 160
but it sure was a lot of fun to have a signal like that on Top Band.

The bands were pretty quiet which made for a lot of fun. Rates were really good
during the morning hours and allowed for some goods time for interleaved pileup
opportunities. I was hoping for more on 15 meters but I’ll take what we got.
Friday morning I managed to make a few EU QSOs on 10 but I didn’t hear a
thing from that area or Africa during the contest.

This was my first time operating CQWW CW from New England - lots learned and
lots of fun. I actually set everything up from kitchen and drove through an old
laptop - very convenient! Everything worked very well - no issues at all!

Congratulations to N5DX for a stellar performance.

73,

Nate/N4YDU
NR3X

Station:
Radio 1
K3 + Expert 1.3K amp. 1100-1300w PEP

(3) GXP antennas 16EL + 3EL 40M (Poland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0_oWQTodlQ

10M 8/8/8 @ 112/84/56
15M 4/4/4 @ 112/84/56
20M 4/4/4 @ 112/84/56
40M 3el @ 123


Radio 2

K3 + Expert 1.3K 1200W

GXP antennas 7B-7L
10M 3EL @ 100'
15m 3EL @ 100'
20m 3EL @ 100'
40M 2EL @ 100'
80M 4SQ
160M 4SQ


-------------- 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 54 59 0 0 0 113 113 2.6
0100 0 54 39 0 0 0 93 206 4.8
0200 6 41 57 0 0 0 104 310 7.2
0300 66 0 29 0 0 0 95 405 9.4
0400 7 61 53 0 0 0 121 526 12.2
0500 42 50 6 0 0 0 98 624 14.4
0600 4 18 67 0 0 0 89 713 16.5
0700 12 8 90 0 0 0 110 823 19.1
0800 1 11 36 0 0 0 48 871 20.2
0900 3 6 30 3 0 0 42 913 21.1
1000 0 2 10 19 0 0 31 944 21.9
1100 0 1 2 150 2 0 155 1099 25.4
1200 0 0 4 123 56 0 183 1282 29.7
1300 0 0 0 112 150 0 262 1544 35.7
1400 0 0 0 103 65 1 169 1713 39.7
1500 0 0 0 99 64 2 165 1878 43.5
1600 0 0 0 99 34 2 135 2013 46.6
1700 0 0 0 85 3 5 93 2106 48.8
1800 0 0 18 32 7 2 59 2165 50.1
1900 0 0 82 21 7 0 110 2275 52.7
2000 0 0 149 3 2 0 154 2429 56.2
2100 0 0 117 1 3 0 121 2550 59.0
2200 0 0 69 15 0 0 84 2634 61.0
2300 0 12 33 0 0 0 45 2679 62.0
0000 0 16 26 0 0 0 42 2721 63.0
0100 0 28 19 0 0 0 47 2768 64.1
0200 7 27 8 0 0 0 42 2810 65.0
0300 44 14 0 0 0 0 58 2868 66.4
0400 11 69 0 0 0 0 80 2948 68.2
0500 4 42 7 0 0 0 53 3001 69.5
0600 11 26 1 0 0 0 38 3039 70.3
0700 1 1 6 0 0 0 8 3047 70.5
0800 0 37 3 0 0 0 40 3087 71.5
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3087 71.5
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3087 71.5
1100 0 0 3 103 0 0 106 3193 73.9
1200 0 0 1 70 58 0 129 3322 76.9
1300 0 0 0 52 87 0 139 3461 80.1
1400 0 0 0 52 72 0 124 3585 83.0
1500 0 0 0 52 31 1 84 3669 84.9
1600 0 0 0 65 9 0 74 3743 86.6
1700 0 0 0 71 6 4 81 3824 88.5
1800 0 0 27 19 5 3 54 3878 89.8
1900 0 0 86 9 0 0 95 3973 92.0
2000 0 0 87 4 1 0 92 4065 94.1
2100 0 0 82 22 0 0 104 4169 96.5
2200 0 0 63 21 0 0 84 4253 98.4
2300 10 8 46 3 0 0 67 4320 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 229 586 1415 1408 662 20 4320

Gross QSOs=4442 Dupes=122 Net QSOs=4320

Unique callsigns worked = 2996

The best 60 minute rate was 282/hour from 1239 to 1338
The best 30 minute rate was 302/hour from 1239 to 1308
The best 10 minute rate was 324/hour from 1240 to 1249

The best 1 minute rates were:
9 QSOs/minute 1 times.
8 QSOs/minute 1 times.
7 QSOs/minute 7 times.
6 QSOs/minute 15 times.
5 QSOs/minute 47 times.
4 QSOs/minute 151 times.
3 QSOs/minute 381 times.
2 QSOs/minute 685 times.
1 QSOs/minute 812 times.

There were 1609 bandchanges and 941 (21.8%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 61 58 121 90 36 8 374 8.7
South America 8 6 21 24 35 12 106 2.5
Europe 153 505 1209 1225 563 0 3655 84.6
Asia 1 4 20 44 3 0 72 1.7
Africa 5 9 27 14 19 0 74 1.7
Oceania 0 3 15 9 5 0 32 0.7
??? 1 1 2 2 1 0 7 0.2
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 229 586 1415 1408 662 20 4320

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 55
4 1193
5 1878
6 1155
7 7
8 9
9 18
10 5

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
3X 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
4O 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.1
4X 0 0 3 3 1 0 7 0.2
5B 1 1 1 2 0 0 5 0.1
5H 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
5X 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
6Y 2 1 3 3 3 0 12 0.3
7X 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
8P 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
8R 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9A 1 11 24 16 16 0 68 1.6
9G 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9H 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9Y 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.1
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
A7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
C3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
C6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
CE 0 0 1 3 2 1 7 0.2
CE9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
CM 0 1 3 0 1 0 5 0.1
CN 2 2 3 1 3 0 11 0.3
CT 1 2 8 7 2 0 20 0.5
CT3 2 4 6 3 5 0 20 0.5
CU 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 0.1
CX 0 0 1 0 3 2 6 0.1
DL 15 89 245 214 95 0 658 15.2
E7 0 1 4 3 1 0 9 0.2
EA 6 16 70 57 33 0 182 4.2
EA6 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
EA8 1 3 11 8 3 0 26 0.6
EA9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
EI 3 0 1 6 1 0 11 0.3
ER 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 0.1
ES 1 2 2 4 0 0 9 0.2
EU 4 12 9 15 5 0 45 1.0
F 11 16 52 53 26 0 158 3.7
FG 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FK 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
FM 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.1
FY 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
G 13 16 59 61 24 0 173 4.0
GD 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 0.1
GI 0 1 2 2 0 0 5 0.1
GJ 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.1
GM 3 5 6 8 2 0 24 0.6
GU 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
GW 0 2 5 6 1 0 14 0.3
HA 6 19 39 27 20 0 111 2.6
HB 1 7 15 16 15 0 54 1.3
HH 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.1
HI 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
HK 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
HK0/a 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
HP 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
HR 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
HZ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
I 8 22 97 71 64 0 262 6.1
IS 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
*IT9 2 2 3 7 5 0 19 0.4
J3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
J6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
JA 0 0 1 32 0 0 33 0.8
K 23 22 48 34 8 6 141 3.3
KH2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KH6 0 3 2 5 2 0 12 0.3
KP2 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
KP4 0 1 3 1 1 0 6 0.1
LA 2 5 8 13 1 0 29 0.7
LU 0 0 3 3 5 6 17 0.4
LX 2 0 0 2 1 0 5 0.1
LY 4 15 8 12 6 0 45 1.0
LZ 3 6 28 20 19 0 76 1.8
OA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OE 0 2 15 10 5 0 32 0.7
OH 4 17 7 28 1 0 57 1.3
OH0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
OK 8 38 61 48 31 0 186 4.3
OM 2 12 23 22 9 0 68 1.6
ON 4 5 29 20 9 0 67 1.6
OX 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
OY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OZ 2 7 5 11 4 0 29 0.7
P4 3 2 3 2 2 0 12 0.3
PA 2 15 40 58 13 0 128 3.0
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
PJ4 1 1 1 2 2 0 7 0.2
PY 0 1 4 4 13 2 24 0.6
PY0F 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.1
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
S5 2 19 41 36 17 0 115 2.7
SM 5 7 15 29 1 0 57 1.3
SP 8 25 69 61 28 0 191 4.4
SV 2 1 8 4 6 0 21 0.5
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
TA 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 0.1
*TA1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
TF 0 2 2 2 2 0 8 0.2
TI 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
TK 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.1
UA 11 42 61 139 15 0 268 6.2
UA2 2 1 2 2 2 0 9 0.2
UA9 0 2 8 5 0 0 15 0.3
UN 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
UR 4 30 69 76 31 0 210 4.9
V2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
V3 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
V4 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
V5 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
V6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
VE 28 24 45 34 6 1 138 3.2
VK 0 0 6 1 0 0 7 0.2
VP5 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
VP9 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
VR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
XE 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.1
YL 3 8 6 13 0 0 30 0.7
YN 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
YO 1 9 27 18 23 0 78 1.8
YU 3 10 23 14 14 0 64 1.5
YV 1 0 2 3 0 0 6 0.1
Z3 0 0 4 1 3 0 8 0.2
ZA 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
ZB 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
ZF 2 1 1 1 2 0 7 0.2
ZL 0 0 5 2 2 0 9 0.2
ZS 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 0.1
??? 1 1 2 2 1 0 7 0.2
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 229 586 1415 1408 662 20 4320

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 70 195 566 569 232 0 1632 37.8
15 57 206 433 379 228 0 1303 30.2
16 19 85 146 230 52 0 532 12.3
20 8 18 72 50 51 0 199 4.6
05 28 22 51 27 7 5 140 3.2
04 18 16 35 27 5 1 102 2.4
08 8 10 21 15 17 0 71 1.6
33 5 9 21 13 12 0 60 1.4
09 8 5 10 12 10 1 46 1.1
25 0 0 1 32 0 0 33 0.8
03 3 5 6 14 2 1 31 0.7
11 0 1 6 5 14 2 28 0.6
13 0 0 4 3 9 8 24 0.6
07 2 2 4 6 5 1 20 0.5
17 0 3 3 7 0 0 13 0.3
31 0 3 2 5 2 0 12 0.3
32 0 0 6 2 3 0 11 0.3
02 3 3 2 1 0 0 9 0.2
40 0 2 3 2 2 0 9 0.2
30 0 0 6 1 0 0 7 0.2
12 0 0 1 3 2 1 7 0.2
38 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0.1
35 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.1
06 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.1
21 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.1
27 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.1
18 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.1
37 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
39 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
34 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
24 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
10 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 229 586 1415 1408 662 20 4320

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2165
2 bands 507
3 bands 200
4 bands 81
5 bands 41
6 bands 2

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

PZ5V TI7W

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 107 250 752 775 269 12
 
IZ1GAR   SOSB/80Classic HP   298,0292017-11-27 17:56:17
Bad water rain snow and strong qrn....
 
SN1Y(SP1NY)   SOAB(A) HP   3,138,1772017-11-27 17:56:52
Serious effort from ne QTH very first time. So far 2el shorty forty fro 40m
@24m,
11el tribander 3/3/5 @21m. 160/80m Inv Vee dipoles. 4SQ vert. array for RX.
Despite poor condx from on 20/15 had impression that I was quite loud in to US
which is promising for further development of my station.
Packages with 24m tall Vertical for 160/80m arrived to late for set it up
before contest due to lack of time and windy and rainy WX.
Nothing will happens without great support and motivation from my partner Eva.
She help me a lot with setting up everything and spent almost all contest on
chair next to me motivating me and pushing up when necessary hi, hi.

Rigs:
FTDX-5000
ACOM 2000A
N1MM+ SO2V mode

Thanks to all for QSO.

73, Mirek SP1NY
 
S57Q   SOSB(A)/15 HP   415,9382017-11-27 18:04:18
Hi contesters !

First SOSB 15m from my location.
Second day I had rain and snow, no electricity ...
Bad propagation to JA, only 56 JA in log !

Equipment: FT1000MP + 1500 W, 4 el.@22m (OB 17-4)

Tnx to all for QSO's

de Tone/S57Q
 
DL6FBL(@DR1A)   SOAB(A) HP   8,260,4522017-11-27 18:04:24
OH2BH once held a presentation about &quot;missing dits&quot; from K7SS's
callsign. My callsign also has many dits and my personal &quot;missing
dit&quot; is the last one in the &quot;B&quot;. I heard myself being called up
as DL6FDL so many times, but that callsign does not exist. So if you have
logged DL6FDL, sorry, that's a bust :-)

73 Ben
DL6FBL
 
A44A   M/M HP   17,506,2962017-11-27 18:07:03
Solid long-term backing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said A41AA and his top
management team of ROARS including Abdi A41JT and Abdalla A41KB with their
organization team members have made this a fantastic club and contest station.

Kudos and hats off to the terrific work done by ROARS dedicated team to keep
this station going in top form. Special mention must be made of the A4 team
including Events Coordinator Essa A41NW, A41KQ Ali, Event Organizer San A45TT,
A41PK Fahad, A41PG Ameen and A45VU Prince.

Continuing with the great start in 2016, the A44A station enabled a good team
to better last year's effort. Couple of great efforts in this year's RTTY and
SSB legs ensured all the small glitches were ironed out and the station worked
perfectly at all the 5 positons.

The low bands were great from this location while the higher bands were bad -
especially 15m which is usually our money band in this part of the band while
10m was practically dead. Dick N6AA did great work at the high rate stations
and
Art W6XD was the 20m expert. The rest of the team all chipped in with great
efforts, especially local op Mohib A41JZ who opened up the 160m effort that
broke our last years score on 160 in just the first 3 hours.

This station with the contest call A44A will continue to create many a
"Storm in the Desert" in the contesting world!

Station:

5 operating positions, 4 main and 1 backup station

Station Equipment:

4 x Kenwood TS-990 +1 x FT-920 backup
2 x Acom 2000 Amp + 2 x SPE-2K Amp + 1 x Quadra VL-1000
8 Ant x 4 Radios Switching matrix
High Power filters for all bands

Tx Antennas:

160m - Toploaded vertical
80m - 2 element phased verticals
40m, 20m - Dual-bander 2el 40m, 4el 20m @ 20 metres up
20,15,10m - Tri-bander 3el 20m, 4el 15m, 5el 10m @ 20 metres up

Rx Antenna:

160, 80m - Remote tuned loop
80, 40m - Remote tune loop
160, 80, 40m - K9AY direction switchable Rx antenna

A44A expects to make much more noise and QSOs in future contests - look out
for them in 160m contests during this season. Thanks to all who stations who
called in. Pileups were huge and if we did not hear some of you, we hope we
can make the QSO next time.

73 and see you all down the contest logs.

for Team A44A,

Prasad A45VA, VU2PTT, W2PTT
a.k.a. "The Pit Boss" <- Title courtesy Art W6XD
 
NR4M   M/M HP   12,518,7202017-11-27 18:12:03
Thanks for the Q's

Steve
 
HA3OU   SOAB(A) HP   885,7802017-11-27 18:13:36
TU/GL/73!
Ha3oU
Joco
 
KF6NCX   SOAB LP   8602017-11-27 18:17:04
Thanks for the QSOs. I enjoyed the contest -- especially working Jamaica and
Curacao.
 
ED8X   M/S HP   29,298,6422017-11-27 18:23:05
Congrats to EF8R and CN2AA!
CU next year!

ED8X team
 
W3EP   SOAB HP   1,256,0722017-11-27 18:26:34
First 5-band effort on CQ WW DX CW. Learned a lot and had fun.
Max 900W with modest antennas:
80m inv-v dipole at 45'
40m inv-v dipole at 60'
20m 4-ele at 50'
15m 5-ele at 60'
10m 6-ele at 75'
Dipoles worked well on first tier of strong stations, but could not even hear
some DX that near-by contest stations were working. Even so, I could hold a
40m run frequency and worked HS0ZAR, VK6, and others in the SW Pacific on 40m.
I thank them all for pulling out what must have been my weak signals in the US
pileups..
Ten meters opened (sort of) mid-day on both Saturday and Sunday for more than
an hour along N-S paths, but probably spent too much time checking to see if
the openings would spread and signal strengths would improve. That that did not
happen. W0AIH was strong on sporadic-E for several hours on Sunday, but that did
not seem to help the marginal openings to Central and South America from here
either. Did nab ZM4T later on Sunday, but heard no others from the Pacific on
10m.
Other notes: 15m was open to Europe only for 6 hours or so each day (9AM to 3PM
local time), while 20 opened before sunrise and stayed open until after sunset,
at least here in W1-land. 40m stayed open for 16 to 18 hours on both days,
while noise on 80m seemed much less than normal. Some OH stations had strong
auroral notes on 20m, even though the K index was in the 1-2 range. Worked JA
only on 40m and heard JAs in the noise on 20m, but I may not have been
listening at the peak times.
 
KG4IGC   SOAB LP   122,8002017-11-27 18:27:22
Did an all S&amp;P effort for this contest, plenty of DX stations to work. Still
having trouble copying CW at high speeds so this was the way to go for me. 40
meters was my band for DX this weekend. Worked lots of EU and Middle East on 40
Friday night. Saturday was pretty much a bust for me, I think I got a touch of
the flu. Worked a few hours here and there but just was not feeling too hot.
Did get quite a few Q's from South America and the Caribbean on 15 &amp; 20.
Worked about 10 Hawaiian stations between the two bands, heard JA's on 20 but
was not able to work them. Tried to make up for my down time on Sunday, it
was tough though trying to work the pileups. Started applying my &quot;move
along rule&quot;...If they don't answer after the third or fourth try, don't
sit there, move to the next guy. Once I started doing that, my score started
getting better. Didn't hear any Swamp Foxes due to band conditions, but did get
to watch Kevan N4XL as he rocketed up the contesting.com scoreboard. I was
pretty fascinated at how quickly his score kept getting higher, what a
fantastic CW op! Hopefully by this time next year my CW skills will be much
better, going to take lots more practice. Thanks goes out to everyone who
pulled me out of the pileups!

Rig: Yaesu FT-DX3000
PWR:100
ANT: Horizontal Loop, Hex Beam, Inverted L
 
F8ATS   SOABClassic LP   135,5822017-11-27 18:30:34
Hello everyone ,
Always a pleasure to compete even for a moment.
Just busy with my work on Saturday and Sunday morning, I still played the game
for ten hours with 100w a beam and dipoles in unverted V.

see you !
73, F8ATS Tony
 
S57AW   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,117,3962017-11-27 18:35:37
Band closed very early both days but it came back for a while after one hour of
silence on Sunday evening.
K3, AMP
4el &amp; 3el Yagi
2el Mox fixed

TNX for QSOs

73 / CUL Robert, S57AW
 
NK8Q(@W3YA)   SOAB(A) HP   418,6642017-11-27 18:37:02
It was nice to be able to operate for a while in this contest as I am usually
occupied with Thanksgiving holiday weekend festivities, either traveling away
from home to be with family or having family travel to visit us, combined with
recognizing our wedding anniversary during the Saturday of Thanksgiving
weekend. This year Thanksgiving was in Indiana and I drove back to
Pennsylvania on Saturday (~8 hours). Further, I had a new laptop to use for
logging along with borrowing a radio, so had some initial setup issues getting
a later start than I thought I would. In any case, it was nice to operate in
this contest for a change!

Conditions were better than I expected, but I didn't operate on 10m during this
contest like I did for the SSB contest a month ago. I may have lost a few
multipliers for ignoring 10m!

Thanks to Jim, WA3FET, for the loaner K3 and the Nittany ARC for the use of the
W3YA clubhouse.
 
PZ5V(@PZ5RA)   M/2 HP   20,142,4442017-11-27 18:38:36
This was the second year that the VooDoo Contest Group operated from Ramon's
fabulous station in Paramaribo. We made subtle changes to our contest station
design and enhanced our operating technique which made noticeable improvement
to our score from last year...despite the fact that we had little to no
propagation on 10 meters, as we all well know.

We had no failures in the station, no power outages and only minor outages in
the Internet over the weekend. We were amazed at some of the fleeting openings
that occurred on 15 well after the band was expected to have closed for the
day. It pays to tune around on a &quot;dead&quot; band sometimes.

Look for the VooDoo Team again next year from PZ.

73,
VooDoo Contest Group
AA7A G4IRN G4FON KY7M
 
K1DG(@N1LI)   SOAB LP   1,181,1002017-11-27 18:42:57
What?!? Why did K1DG enter Low Power?

It's kind of a long boring story so I won't go into details.

It was an interesting experience. I discovered that I could actually run (well,
maybe &quot;jog&quot; is a better term) on 80 with 100 watts. I also managed a
pair of 150-ish hours on 20, running way high in the band. I discovered that
pileups, even big ones, can be cracked with low power and a little finesse.

Saturday afternoon I decided that the second night would be too slow to be much
fun, so I packed it in once I safely cleared 1000 Qs and 1M points. Took the
afternoon boat home and got to spend a pleasant Saturday evening and all day
Sunday with my family.

Congrats to Kevin, Greg, and Nate...some big scores considering the poor
conditions. See you next year.

73,

Doug K1DG
 
DFØSAX   M/S HP   4,533,6972017-11-27 18:48:33
We enjoyed this contest very much - thanks to all for calling... 73 DF0SAX
 
VE3RCN   SOAB LP   42,0852017-11-27 18:49:26
Part time effort.
 
W2MMD(WK2G)   SOAB HP   1,349,3702017-11-27 18:58:07
ANTENNAS:FORCE 12 C39XRN TRI BANDER
80 METER INV V AT 80 FEET
RIG: ELECRAFT K2
AMP: ELECRAFT KPA500 {WORKED FLAWLESS}

NO INTERNET AT CLUB SITE {UNASSISTED}
HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY PC AND F1 KEY WAS NOT CALLING CQ SO HAD TO DO A WORK
AROUND
AND WAS BACK IN BUSINESS.

HIGH WAS WORKING VQ917JC
LOW HEARING NOTHING ON 10
 
DR5N(@DLØGK)   M/2 HP   8,799,9022017-11-27 19:03:23
Missing 1 hour in total power failure in the city!
 
N4EWT   SOAB LP   20,0382017-11-27 19:09:36
I didn't realize I spent 8 hours total over the span of 3 days. I used search
and pounce and forgot to go to 80M last night! I had fun getting back into
listening to and sending some faster CW.
 
KH6J(@KH6YY)   M/M HP   17,771,1382017-11-27 19:11:23
Many thanks again to Alex, KH6YY, for allowing us to operate from his incredible
QTH on the N. Shore of Oahu. Much effort over the past few months went into
station repairs, correcting issues that seem to pop up frequently in Hawaii's
tropical climate. Kimo KH7U and Doug KH6U both spent many days fixing the list
of issues. Work ranged from such mundane tasks as clearing growth off elevated
radials all the way to rebuilding the 80m yagi which was lowered and later
raised by helicopter (Google &quot;KH6YY 80M Beam&quot; for YouTube vids).
Without all this continual maintenance investment by Alex, Kimo, Doug, and many
other volunteers, these contest efforts wouldn't be able to continue.

Conditions seemed typical for this point of the solar cycle; perhaps marginally
worse than expected. 10m had showed some promise of TEP propagation into JA and
NA in the days prior to the contest, but QSOs were sparse. Overall, EU QSOs
just about made up 10% of our QSO total, a little lower than we would have
preferred, however everyone worked hard to maximize effort and nothing was left
on the table when 2359z Sunday came around. The most remarkable event of the
weekend was a 15M long path opening worked by K9NW Saturday evening. While the
rates were never spectacular, Mike was able to work 287 EU via the long path
which lasted until 2AM local time! This resulted in a very nice multiplier
total for this band. Unfortunately, 20m did not get this opening, presumably
due to daytime D-layer absorption over Africa along this same path (the same
thing that brought NA East Coast signals louder via LP for about 90 minutes
each day). The newly rebuilt 80m beam played well, with 74 European QSOs in
the log.

Thanks again to all for the contest QSOs; the team is next looking forward to
the ARRL DX CW contest next February.

For the team,
73, Dave N2NL/KH6
 
OH3K   M/2 HP   1,083,5652017-11-27 19:15:15
Station 1: FT-1000 MP + OM2500HF
Station 2: IC-756PRO III + Homemade Linear

160m Inverted-L
80m Loop, GP
40m Loop
20m Loop
15m Loop
10m Loop
40-10m OCF-Dipol

Thanks to all for Qso's.
 
IR4B(IK4AUY)   SOSB/20 HP   59,8032017-11-27 19:18:48
Power out max 500 Watt, TS-590SG + BLA600 RM Italy, ant 3 el Ultrabeam.
Propagation not so good, but at least had some fun. See you, best 73! IR4B (Op
IK4AUY)
 
SN2B(SQ2GXO)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   936,4382017-11-27 19:25:27
My first serious entry in single band category.
I have mixed feelings about this effort.
Conditions were not the best with 59% EU QSOs.
Sunday was better for both JA and NA directions, but motivation level was low
after painfuly slow night.
Missed zones 34 and 36 - seems no station was active on 40m from there.
Thanks to Mack SN2M/SP2XF for close race on cqcontest.net.
In the end we were equal, so log checking will uncover the winner.
Big thanks to Kaz SP2FAX for again letting me use his fine station and for his
wife Halina for hospitality.

Thanks for all QSOs, 73
Mark SQ2GXO
 
M8A(MØHDF)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   207,2842017-11-27 19:30:44
Simply the best contest of the year
Icom 756Pro III, Icom amp &amp; SteppIR @ 15m &amp; Vertical elevated GP @ 10m
73 Angel
M0HDF
 
LY5I   SOSB/80 LP   155,0002017-11-27 19:30:53
73
 
DR1D(DK8ZZ)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   1,395,7022017-11-27 19:30:53
Still tired, but happy :-)
Thanks to Robert, DL3KO who invited me to be QRV from his super Station.
Originally was planned 2x SOSB (DL3ASM on 80m and myself on 20m). Martin,
DL3ASM must quit prior to the Contest, and me? Robert's proposal was 40m band,
and that was the best choice to be on 40m.
CONDX were good; over 1100 Ws &amp; VEs, as well as 220 JAs in Log. No Zones 34
and 36 on 40m, still some fine Multis (RI1ANO, RI1ANC, V5/DK1CE, V73NS, 3B9HA,
3XY3D etc.)

Congrats to UP0L and a new World Reocrd on 40m.His advantage on 3 pts EU QSOs
were more than enough to win :-).

73s, Zrinko (Zik) DK8ZZ
 
OK1QM   SOSB(A)/80 QRP   77,2652017-11-27 19:47:57
5W and inv vee 23 m up suspended on a huge spruce tree on our garden.
 
W7WA   SOSB/40 HP   504,0322017-11-27 20:20:57
At my qth band conditions seemed about average, much improved from the ssb
weekend. I think 40 could use more sunspots to keep the polar path open longer
into the night.

73 Dan


Prefix 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Percent
------ --- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----- -------
3B9 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
4O - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
4U1V - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
5B - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
5W - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
6W - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
6Y - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
8P - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
8R - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
9A - - 7 - - - 7 0.60
9G - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
9M2 - - 4 - - - 4 0.34
9M6 - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
9Y - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
A4 - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
BV - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
BY - - 36 - - - 36 3.10
C6 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
CE - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
CM - - 5 - - - 5 0.43
CN - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
CT - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
CT3 - - 6 - - - 6 0.52
CU - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
CX - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
DL - - 32 - - - 32 2.76
DU - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
E7 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
EA - - 14 - - - 14 1.21
EA6 - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
EA8 - - 6 - - - 6 0.52
ER - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
ES - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
EU - - 4 - - - 4 0.34
F - - 9 - - - 9 0.78
FJ - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
FM - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
FY - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
G - - 7 - - - 7 0.60
GM - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
HA - - 8 - - - 8 0.69
HB - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
HC - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
HH - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
HI - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
HK - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
HK0/A - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
HL - - 15 - - - 15 1.29
HR - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
HS - - 8 - - - 8 0.69
HZ - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
I - - 11 - - - 11 0.95
IT9 - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
J3 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
JA - - 595 - - - 595 51.25
K - - 26 - - - 26 2.24
KH0 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
KH2 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
KH6 - - 8 - - - 8 0.69
KL - - 4 - - - 4 0.34
KP2 - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
KP4 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
LA - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
LU - - 6 - - - 6 0.52
LX - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
LY - - 6 - - - 6 0.52
LZ - - 5 - - - 5 0.43
OA - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
OE - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
OH - - 13 - - - 13 1.12
OH0 - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
OK - - 9 - - - 9 0.78
OM - - 5 - - - 5 0.43
ON - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
OZ - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
P4 - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
PA - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
PJ2 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
PJ4 - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
PY - - 10 - - - 10 0.86
PY0F - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
PZ - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
S5 - - 14 - - - 14 1.21
SM - - 7 - - - 7 0.60
SP - - 8 - - - 8 0.69
SV - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
T8 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
TF - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
TI - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
TK - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
UA - - 21 - - - 21 1.81
UA2 - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
UA9 - - 25 - - - 25 2.15
UN - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
UR - - 7 - - - 7 0.60
V2 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
V3 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
V4 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
V6 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
V7 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
V8 - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
VE - - 45 - - - 45 3.88
VK - - 23 - - - 23 1.98
VP5 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
VP8/H - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
VP9 - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
VR - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
XE - - 7 - - - 7 0.60
YB - - 13 - - - 13 1.12
YL - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
YN - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
YO - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
YU - - 5 - - - 5 0.43
YV - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
ZB - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
ZF - - 2 - - - 2 0.17
ZL - - 3 - - - 3 0.26
ZS - - 1 - - - 1 0.09
 
TO1A(F5HRY)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   314,0502017-11-27 20:21:35
For those who worked me on 10m, don't be afraid, you will be in the log !

Indeed, due to personal choices, I wanted to run a SOSB10(A) LP instead of a
SOSB15(A) LP as announced.

That is what I did first, but had to give up after 4 hours and 54 QSO ...
Definitly, 10m was a dead band, even from 5° north.

On saturday evening and sundy, I then switched to 15m, but had only a partial
activity. Being a &quot;fresh mult meat&quot; on sunday morning during the EU
opening, needless to say that it was a big mess ...

CU in the next one.

Vy 73
Herve F5HRY
 
PR2W(PT2AW)   SOAB(A) HP   187,6302017-11-27 20:23:02
I thank you all that answered me. I was a great fun time.

73 de PT2AW - Paulo.
 
ES2MC   SOABClassic HP   882,2662017-11-27 20:27:12
Some best daylight hours on both days were not used due to other commitments,
thus the 15 and 20m scores remained more modest than even the actual conditions
would have allowed. The average QSO point 1,4 reveals the essence - mostly EU
traffic...

CU in next contests!

73, Arvo
 
N2WKS(@K2TTT)   SOAB(A) HP   2,575,0422017-11-27 20:50:48
Started contest at 23:05z Saturday.
Enjoyed chasing the stations on the live scoreboard on cqcontest.net

Thank you to all of the talented operators around the world who make this
contest so exciting!

It was cool to see 40 was open at least 2 hours before sunset.

Special thanks to my host Jay and his wife Judi for taking good care of me.

GO FRC!
73,
Zev N2WKS
QSL via LOTW

K3 / Command HF2500
10/15: F12 410415 @ 70ft
20: Hygain 204BA @ 65ft
40: F12 Magnum 240N @ 80ft
80: Inverted V@65' and 2 element Wire Vertical array
160: Inverted V
10/15/20 C3 fixed south @30'
K9AY loop
RX Bev NE,W,S


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
2300 0 0 82 15 0 0 97 97 94.2
0000 0 6 72 0 0 0 78 175 4.6
0100 0 45 0 0 0 0 45 220 7.3
0200 4 2 40 0 0 0 46 266 10.1
0300 16 11 12 0 0 0 39 305 12.4
0400 0 49 0 0 0 0 49 354 15.3
0500 0 10 46 0 0 0 56 410 18.7
0600 7 20 6 0 0 0 33 443 20.6
0700 1 2 48 0 0 0 51 494 23.7
0800 2 1 39 0 0 0 42 536 26.2
0900 0 3 40 0 0 0 43 579 28.7
1000 1 8 15 0 0 0 24 603 30.2
1100 1 2 10 8 0 0 21 624 31.4
1200 0 0 0 171 0 0 171 795 41.6
1300 0 0 0 67 48 0 115 910 48.5
1400 0 0 0 0 116 0 116 1026 55.4
1500 0 0 0 0 73 0 73 1099 59.7
1600 0 0 0 55 20 5 80 1179 64.5
1700 0 0 0 105 0 0 105 1284 70.7
1800 0 0 0 27 15 4 46 1330 73.5
1900 0 0 16 22 0 0 38 1368 75.7
2000 0 0 76 3 0 1 80 1448 80.5
2100 0 0 107 0 0 0 107 1555 86.9
2200 0 0 85 5 0 0 90 1645 92.3
2300 2 6 20 5 0 0 33 1678 94.2

------------------------------------------------------
Total 34 165 714 483 272 10 1678

Gross QSOs=1694 Dupes=16 Net QSOs=1678

Unique callsigns worked = 1272

The best 60 minute rate was 173/hour from 1158 to 1257
The best 30 minute rate was 184/hour from 1218 to 1247
The best 10 minute rate was 192/hour from 1221 to 1230

The best 1 minute rates were:
5 QSOs/minute 2 times.
4 QSOs/minute 27 times.
3 QSOs/minute 147 times.
2 QSOs/minute 303 times.
1 QSOs/minute 513 times.
 
F8AOF   SOSB(A)/40 QRP   2722017-11-27 20:52:39
FT-817 5W Dipole
 
SM5CIL(SM7CIL)   SOAB(A) HP   472,3682017-11-27 20:57:04
Stn: K3 + old, tired SB-200
Ant: 80M dipole, 40M vertical, 20-10M Optibeam 11-3
SW: SD

73
Arne
SM7CIL
 
N2SR   SOAB(A) HP   3,507,4622017-11-27 21:00:34
Thanks for all the Q's, especially those that were patient with me. I'm getting
better at running, but still not where I want to be.
 
K2DM   SOAB LP   82,8802017-11-27 21:02:11
Living in a deed-restricted community, it is a real challenge to find a way to
amuse oneself in a major contest. My primary antenna is a SmallIR vertical
with only a few radials. For the contest I put up a temporary 40M inverted vee
at 25 feet. My sole goal in the contest was to work 100 different countries
without utilizing a spotting network. I fell short by 5 countries. But I did
manage to work some juicy DX with my 100W. My contact total is very low
because I intentionally did not call stations in countries that I had already
worked. A number of ops stuck with me to pull my call out of the mud, and for
that I am grateful. 73, George
 
MØDXR(@GØDWV)   SOAB HP   3,929,9652017-11-27 21:08:08
I had a fantastic time at the station of my good friend Chris, G0DWV. Chris has
just completed a new house build and pulling the station together required a
lot of effort over this last week. My deepest thanks to both him and Tina for
welcoming me.

Having been very busy all day on Friday with the 2 hour drive to Norfolk and
then final antenna work up to the start of the contest at midnight, I knew
operating the whole contest would be very tough indeed. My original plan was to
sleep for a few hours on Friday evening, but the workload to get ready was just
too demanding. We didn't have time to raise the 4 ele 40m yagi so the first
night was spent utilising the rotary dipole up 80ft on this band. The beam was
put up during the day on Saturday so I had it from that point forward. The 4
square on 80m was not functional so I used a dipole up 80ft. The 160m vertical
was also not functional, so again a dipole was used up 80ft. I used 2 x C31XR
yagis on 10/15/20 on separate towers, which performed great. I used a
combination of power splitting and one of each antenna on each of the two
radios.

The radios were Kenwood TS-590SG (my favourite SO2R transceiver). They
performed flawlessly - very stable and excellent noise rejection in a high
power/close proximity SO2R environment. Logged with N1MM+ interfaced with a
Microham Mk2R+ which worked great.

Conditions were not their best. 10m opened for a very short time on Saturday
and I'm glad to have worked that band when it did. 15 was open, but nothing
from JA which was a big disappointment. 20 and 40 were the best bands with some
very loud signals - the second day seemed better on 20 with a much later opening
on the band to the USA. 80 and 160 never really got going to the USA. They were
there but just no real decent runs.

Total sleep time was 1 and a half hours plus a 15 minute shower break. Total op
time was 46hrs 15min.

Great fun - best hobby in the world!

Thanks for all the QSOs and looking forward to the next one already!

73,
Mark M0DXR
 
N4TZ/9   SOAB LP   1,664,9952017-11-27 21:09:46
So that's what a zero sunspot DX contest is like!

I could definitely hear more than I could work this time out -
except on ten meters where I didn't hear much despite
monitoring most of the daylight hours and so worked every
station I heard.

I'm also coping better with not being able to turn the 20
and 40 meter beams on the top of the tower. Didn't get the
antennas on the new second tower hooked up as things seem
to take a lot longer to get done as time goes by. Something
to look forward to for next year, I guess.

Six band contacts with PJ2T, PJ4Y, PZ5V, TI7W and V47T


2017 CQ-WW-CW N4TZ
Continent List

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
USA calls = 1 2 4 1 1 4 13
Canada calls = 24 24 24 39 14 0 125
NA calls = 15 15 20 26 28 4 108
SA calls = 5 10 21 33 39 31 139
Euro calls = 9 112 189 278 91 0 679
African calls = 5 9 14 20 14 1 63
Asian calls = 0 1 2 7 3 0 13
Japan calls = 0 2 2 6 1 0 11
Ocean calls = 1 3 7 8 9 0 28

Total calls = 60 178 283 418 200 40 1179
 
9A3AG   SOSB(A)/40 HP   825,7922017-11-27 21:12:45
TNX FOR QSO's
 
K8LY   SOABClassic LP   247,7222017-11-27 21:13:37
Not a great effort from me! Thanksgiving weekend is a lot of family time in
ours and our children's household so radio time is at a minimum, even though
they all understand Grandpa's favorite hobby and that contest are special.
Grand kids, Rum, Black Friday shopping, Rum, left over turkey, more Rum.
Wasn't terribly impressed with conditions, although maybe it was just me? (rum)
10 pretty much sucked here, heard very little and saw very little spotted. 15
and 20 were ok and I worked ton of JA's, 40 and 80 were surprisingly good once
I adjusted the filters for the noise. My inverted V's are either feast or
famine and had I been able to work longer into the wee hours I may have done
much better? But it is what it is!!!
 
TI7W(KL9A)   SOAB HP   14,882,0162017-11-27 21:16:26
Wow, what a ride.

I am so very thankful to Kam, N3KS, for building, continually upgrading, and
maintaining his station in Bijagua, CR. Getting the chance to operate SOAB
last year was something dreams are made of. To be able to do it again with
even bigger hardware was just incredible!

The goal has always been 10,000 Q's. Sunday was pretty poor and I didn't think
it was going to happen. I would say 11,000 or even 12,000(!) is possible as a
single op with the right conditions from the right place. 10,434 QSO's
including dupes. Sunday was dupe central, what a mess!

Congratulations to ZF2MJ and CR3OO on the outstanding scores. We missed the
V47T and 8P5A single ops, but it was great to hear V47T QRV again as a M/2.
Competition is what we live for in this game!

The bands were definitely down overall compared to last year. The highlights
were probably 80 and 160m to EU. 634 EU QSO's on 80m to EU... that is a long
haul from zone 7!
EU and NA numbers were up, but the Asia totals were down. The JA signals were
definitely not commanding like they have been in the past. Most of Sunday was
like running a VHF contest to NA on 15. The 10m openings were very high rate
for a very short amount of time.

Thanks for the Q's, it is great working so many friends around the world!

-Chris KL9A



Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA &amp; N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CALLSIGN: TI7W
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: KL9A

--&gt; D1DX has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; D1DX has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; D1CTT has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- 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 0 165 210 0 0 375 375 3.7
0100 0 88 196 11 0 0 295 670 6.7
0200 40 103 187 0 0 0 330 1000 9.9
0300 114 0 154 0 0 0 268 1268 12.6
0400 0 146 131 0 0 0 277 1545 15.3
0500 13 149 96 0 0 0 258 1803 17.9
0600 2 116 123 0 0 0 241 2044 20.3
0700 0 96 97 0 0 0 193 2237 22.2
0800 0 64 120 0 0 0 184 2421 24.0
0900 19 103 55 0 0 0 177 2598 25.8
1000 0 86 140 0 0 0 226 2824 28.0
1100 2 65 137 0 0 0 204 3028 30.1
1200 0 2 76 156 0 0 234 3262 32.4
1300 0 0 1 187 154 0 342 3604 35.8
1400 0 0 0 150 165 0 315 3919 38.9
1500 0 0 0 167 45 121 333 4252 42.2
1600 0 0 0 149 103 53 305 4557 45.2
1700 0 0 0 134 206 0 340 4897 48.6
1800 0 0 0 123 165 0 288 5185 51.5
1900 0 0 0 139 123 0 262 5447 54.1
2000 0 0 0 127 102 1 230 5677 56.4
2100 0 0 0 99 103 0 202 5879 58.4
2200 0 0 0 145 92 1 238 6117 60.7
2300 0 0 106 117 1 0 224 6341 62.9
0000 0 0 111 98 0 0 209 6550 65.0
0100 0 48 137 19 0 0 204 6754 67.0
0200 11 86 106 0 0 0 203 6957 69.1
0300 64 67 27 0 0 0 158 7115 70.6
0400 27 69 51 0 0 0 147 7262 72.1
0500 0 120 96 0 0 0 216 7478 74.2
0600 0 93 107 0 0 0 200 7678 76.2
0700 43 9 26 0 0 0 78 7756 77.0
0800 0 25 116 0 0 0 141 7897 78.4
0900 0 17 64 0 0 0 81 7978 79.2
1000 2 35 58 0 0 0 95 8073 80.1
1100 0 36 50 0 0 0 86 8159 81.0
1200 0 11 20 103 60 0 194 8353 82.9
1300 0 0 0 68 146 0 214 8567 85.0
1400 0 0 0 70 86 0 156 8723 86.6
1500 0 0 0 82 71 0 153 8876 88.1
1600 0 0 0 88 76 1 165 9041 89.7
1700 0 0 0 71 62 0 133 9174 91.1
1800 0 0 0 45 62 6 113 9287 92.2
1900 0 0 0 6 88 92 186 9473 94.0
2000 0 0 0 59 66 24 149 9622 95.5
2100 0 0 1 87 78 1 167 9789 97.2
2200 0 0 0 84 74 0 158 9947 98.7
2300 0 0 84 39 4 0 127 10074 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 337 1634 2838 2833 2132 300 10074

Gross QSOs=10434 Dupes=360 Net QSOs=10074

Unique callsigns worked = 5578

The best 60 minute rate was 379/hour from 0002 to 0101
The best 30 minute rate was 442/hour from 0017 to 0046
The best 10 minute rate was 468/hour from 0023 to 0032

The best 1 minute rates were:
10 QSOs/minute 1 times.
9 QSOs/minute 8 times.
8 QSOs/minute 61 times.
7 QSOs/minute 136 times.
6 QSOs/minute 271 times.
5 QSOs/minute 407 times.
4 QSOs/minute 486 times.
3 QSOs/minute 547 times.
2 QSOs/minute 505 times.
1 QSOs/minute 296 times.

There were 5876 bandchanges and 3902 (38.7%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 256 822 1222 1630 1505 288 5723 56.8
South America 8 18 23 35 19 7 110 1.1
Europe 64 634 1147 875 448 0 3168 31.4
Asia 3 144 412 256 130 0 945 9.4
Africa 4 8 11 17 14 3 57 0.6
Oceania 2 7 21 20 16 2 68 0.7
??? 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 337 1634 2838 2833 2132 300 10074

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 43
4 4433
5 3258
6 2277
7 10
8 27
9 20
10 5
11 1

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
4J 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4L 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
*4U1V 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 1 2 3 2 0 8 0.1
5B 1 1 2 1 1 0 6 0.1
5X 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6Y 2 2 1 2 2 0 9 0.1
8P 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
8R 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9A 1 15 20 20 7 0 63 0.6
9G 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
9H 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
9K 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
9M2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
9Y 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
A4 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
A6 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
BY 0 1 4 3 0 0 8 0.1
CE 0 2 3 4 2 1 12 0.1
CM 1 3 6 2 1 0 13 0.1
CN 1 2 2 2 2 1 10 0.1
CT 1 1 2 3 3 0 10 0.1
CT3 1 3 5 6 3 0 18 0.2
CU 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
CX 0 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.1
DL 4 110 181 168 102 0 565 5.6
DU 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
E7 0 1 7 3 1 0 12 0.1
EA 5 18 44 46 34 0 147 1.5
EA6 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
EA8 2 2 3 7 6 2 22 0.2
EI 2 4 1 6 3 0 16 0.2
ER 0 2 4 1 1 0 8 0.1
ES 0 2 3 4 1 0 10 0.1
EU 0 15 16 10 4 0 45 0.4
F 9 23 45 47 29 0 153 1.5
FJ 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
FK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FM 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0
FY 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
G 9 29 44 35 26 0 143 1.4
GI 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0.0
GJ 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
GM 1 2 2 4 7 0 16 0.2
GU 0 1 1 3 1 0 6 0.1
GW 0 2 1 4 1 0 8 0.1
HA 1 16 36 22 13 0 88 0.9
HB 0 10 12 19 7 0 48 0.5
HB0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
HC 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.0
HH 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
HI 1 3 2 1 2 0 9 0.1
HK 1 2 1 2 0 0 6 0.1
HL 0 0 5 2 0 0 7 0.1
HP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
HR 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.0
HS 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
I 5 41 77 57 34 0 214 2.1
IS 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
*IT9 1 2 2 6 2 0 13 0.1
J6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
JA 1 130 369 236 124 0 860 8.5
K 229 745 1125 1490 1385 273 5247 52.1
KG4 0 4 1 4 4 0 13 0.1
KH0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
KH2 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.0
KH6 2 4 6 6 5 1 24 0.2
KL 0 1 0 3 2 0 6 0.1
KP2 1 1 2 2 2 0 8 0.1
KP4 0 1 1 4 2 0 8 0.1
LA 5 15 7 12 6 0 45 0.4
LU 0 3 5 7 2 1 18 0.2
LX 0 1 2 3 1 0 7 0.1
LY 1 18 17 8 9 0 53 0.5
LZ 0 8 19 8 6 0 41 0.4
OA 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
OE 1 7 6 8 5 0 27 0.3
OH 0 21 28 17 7 0 73 0.7
OH0 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.0
OK 2 32 68 31 20 0 153 1.5
OM 1 9 22 10 6 0 48 0.5
ON 0 5 17 20 7 0 49 0.5
OZ 0 7 6 9 2 0 24 0.2
P2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
P4 3 2 2 1 2 0 10 0.1
PA 0 17 32 31 9 0 89 0.9
PJ2 1 2 1 1 0 1 6 0.1
PJ4 1 1 1 2 2 0 7 0.1
PY 1 1 3 4 2 1 12 0.1
PY0F 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
S5 0 13 32 31 10 0 86 0.9
SM 4 12 12 17 6 0 51 0.5
SP 2 39 63 37 21 0 162 1.6
SV 1 4 11 4 5 0 25 0.2
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 2 2 2 2 0 8 0.1
TA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 0.0
TG 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.0
TI 0 3 0 2 2 0 7 0.1
TK 0 1 2 2 3 0 8 0.1
TZ 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
UA 5 63 110 91 11 0 280 2.8
UA2 0 5 5 2 2 0 14 0.1
UA9 1 8 18 9 3 0 39 0.4
UN 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.0
UR 0 34 116 37 12 0 199 2.0
V2 1 1 2 1 1 0 6 0.1
V3 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
V4 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.0
VE 13 44 69 107 90 11 334 3.3
VK 0 0 6 5 1 0 12 0.1
VP5 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.0
VP8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
VP9 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
VU 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.0
XE 1 2 1 2 3 1 10 0.1
YB 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.0
YL 0 6 6 8 3 0 23 0.2
YN 1 1 1 0 0 2 5 0.0
YO 0 8 22 7 7 0 44 0.4
YU 3 9 26 11 5 0 54 0.5
YV 0 2 2 6 3 0 13 0.1
Z3 0 1 5 2 3 0 11 0.1
ZB 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
ZF 2 2 2 3 1 0 10 0.1
ZL 0 3 3 3 6 1 16 0.2
??? 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 337 1634 2838 2833 2132 300 10074

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 108 399 537 732 590 175 2541 25.2
04 109 293 452 573 601 94 2122 21.1
14 40 257 418 431 245 0 1391 13.8
15 18 239 429 283 156 0 1125 11.2
03 24 102 204 294 285 15 924 9.2
25 1 130 374 238 124 0 867 8.6
16 5 116 253 139 28 0 541 5.4
20 2 24 60 25 23 0 134 1.3
08 10 18 21 19 15 0 83 0.8
09 7 10 9 16 10 2 54 0.5
33 4 7 10 15 11 3 50 0.5
13 0 4 6 9 5 2 26 0.3
07 3 7 4 4 5 3 26 0.3
31 2 3 6 7 5 1 24 0.2
19 1 5 6 7 3 0 22 0.2
32 0 3 3 3 7 1 17 0.2
11 1 1 4 4 2 1 13 0.1
12 0 2 3 4 2 1 12 0.1
17 0 3 6 1 0 0 10 0.1
06 1 2 1 2 3 1 10 0.1
02 1 1 2 3 3 0 10 0.1
27 0 0 3 4 3 0 10 0.1
30 0 0 4 5 1 0 10 0.1
24 0 1 4 3 0 0 8 0.1
21 0 2 4 1 0 0 7 0.1
35 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.1
28 0 0 4 2 0 0 6 0.1
01 0 1 0 3 2 0 6 0.1
10 0 1 1 2 0 1 5 0.0
18 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 0.0
22 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.0
40 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 0.0
29 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
26 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
37 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 337 1634 2838 2833 2132 300 10074

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 3351
2 bands 967
3 bands 573
4 bands 446
5 bands 160
6 bands 81

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

NA6O K1LT K0RF K9CT W0AIH W9PA
VE3EJ EF8R K0MD WE9V KU2C K9PG
N3IQ W3LPL N2CU K8AZ K1KI K6LL
K3LR N0NI K9IMM N0IJ W8FJ NR4M
K2LE W8AV K3PP NR5M W2YC ED8X
CN2AA K2AX N2MM W6NWS K5ZD N4RA
K1TTT NA3M K3FMQ W2FU WX0B KO7SS
N3QE N5DX KC1XX N1DG WB8JUI KV2K
W3UA K1ZZ K9ZO WT9U AB3CX AA9A
VA2WA NE3F K4AB WB9Z W1GD W9IU
W4RM N4TZ NA8V KA9FOX K5NA N6JV
N3AD N0KV V34AO K6XX W1CTN N3RS
W2ID N9FN K8ROX KS1J K2SG K0EJ
NN3W N7IP PZ5V

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 112 482 1205 996 534 22
 
SP4Z   SOAB(A) HP   3,847,3482017-11-27 21:21:32
CW for ever!!

No RIG failure, No serious pile-up on 15m.
Nice to hear many friends and read their contest descriptions
in this forum
10 kQSO for Single Op is big achievment!!
I had influence of North QTH - so I wonder how Tonny's ES9A station
can hear all Mults - But the are King of Contesting.

See you next Contest, You can always improve your enter - me too

73 Wes SP4Z
 
G4DBW   SOAB QRP   271,2082017-11-27 21:23:50
First attempt at SO2R. Much to learn. Satisfied I am doing the best I can in an
80 foot garden in a suburban area preventing the use of QRO.

Little DX heard at this qth outside of NA this year - worked almost everything
I heard even with QRP. Thanks to the all the operators who dig my 5 watts out of
the noise. My work on improving my ground allowed me to put in my best score
ever on top band.
 
W6PH   SOAB(A) HP   2,043,6802017-11-27 21:32:32
Equipment: K3 plus Expert 1.3K-FA WinTest
Ants: Field Day style on four AB-577's in a small yard
160: Inductively loaded sloper below 3el 20
80: West sloper below 5el 15, east sloper below 40-2CD
40: 40-2CD at 60 feet
20: 3el yagi at 60 feet
15: 5el yagi at 60 feet
10: 5el yagi at 50 feet

Conditions were pretty poor. The European openings on 20m and 15m lasted less
than an hour. Forty meters was tough to Europe on Friday night but Saturday
night was much better. Eighty and 160 were typical and nothing special.

No problems with any equipment. No excuses. This is about as good as I could
do. It was a great weekend.

73, Kurt W6PH
 
K9CT   M/2 HP   8,917,3052017-11-27 21:34:23
Great teamwork! Lots of mults chased down and good interleaving between
partners. It seems very natural to this team to go back and forth on the same
band. Our best team hour was 298 at 1400Z Saturday on 15 and 20.

The conditions were pretty good for the most part. We started very well on 40
and 20 and then 40m got a bit mushy. Then the bands improved again. 40 in the
last few hours was very good...even in daylight. 20m was a very steady band
offering an early opening and then with great runs for a few hours to EU each
day. The Sunday openings on both 20 and 15 seemed a bit shorter. 15 had its
moments and we were delighted to get 122 DXCC. 10m was mostly open to parts of
SA and Caribbean. No Zone 3 or VE! 160m was better than the last few years but
we still didn't get a JA in the log. Quite surprised at that.

We were using the new FlexRadio PGXL amplifiers on each M/1 setup. So two
radios were sharing one amplifier. Each radio was interlocked and the amplifier
would switch back and forth...even on different bands. The station has lost some
weight with that change.

We also posted our scores simultaneously on CQ Contest and the Contest Online
Score boards using the WA7BNM website. It was a lot of fun competing against
our peers. Congrats to W2FU team that jumped ahead of us and finished strong. I
am sure there are others but they were not online.

73, Craig K9CT
 
EC5CR   SOABClassic HP   1,475,8402017-11-27 21:36:46
First time in classic, I did not remember how hard was s&amp;p old style :-).
Lot of fun, sure I will repeat next year. 73 es CU all
 
GW5R(GW3YDX)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   844,8952017-11-27 21:39:40
Short propagation days. Auroral problems from this far North. Very hard work.
 
KØYY   SOAB HP   49,8422017-11-27 21:44:14
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 5.4
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CALLSIGN: K0YY
LOCATION: SOUTH TEXAS
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CLUB: TEXAS DX SOCIETY
CLAIMED-SCORE: 49842
OPERATORS: K0YY
NAME: ROGER KRAUTKREMER
ADDRESS: 206 RIDGEWOOD ST
ADDRESS-CITY: LUFKIN
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: TX
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 75904
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: ANGELINA
EMAIL: K0YY@ARRL.NET
END-OF-LOG:
 
OT6M   M/S LP   1,415,8362017-11-27 21:50:52
Another weekend with a small team. Since several changes were made to the
station, we planned no serious operation, but just some hours of operating. New
in the setup were:
- 80m vertical (18m spiderpole)
- NVIS for diversity receiving
- SMD
All 3 were working as planned hence time (and money) well spent.

Propagation wise: 10m was a not open on Saturday but a little on Sunday so good
for a handful of multipliers.

Station:
TRX: IC7800 and Orion II (interlocked)
PA: ACOM2000
Antennas:
TRX: dipoles for 160m and 80m, 80m vertical, OB2-40, OB11-3, 3 el.SteppIR
RX: K9AY, NVIS

We had a great weekend: good food, sit togethers enjoying the coffee and
chatting, and even enjoyed the radio sport :)

Thanks to all who worked us and hope to see you in the ARRL 10m (fingers
crossed for at least some propagation to NA)!

73
Frank
ON9CC
 
IU4FNO   SOSB/80Rookie LP   14,0302017-11-27 21:52:20
First time I took part in a CW contest. My CW still needs to be improved,
because my rate could have been higher if I could decode faster. In the end It
was great fun!
 
OZ5E   M/S HP   2,825,0852017-11-27 21:52:35
It has just been a great weekend, with 6 oprs working with the biggest contest
station in Denmark. For the first time with the new 20m beam on new tower #3,
and the new 4-square for 80m band. Everything was just great, and cndx fine.
Only missed the 10m band opening here up north..
with rgds
OZ1ADL, OZ1ETA, OZ1FJB, OZ1IVA, OZ1LCG, DJ6GI
 
KØZR   SOAB HP   1,607,7602017-11-27 21:56:30
Very mixed feelings about this contest. Could not establish a &quot;run&quot;
on 40m to my satisfaction. 10m was more open than people believed; just no
operators there. Had planned an all-out attack on this contest but lost
interest with the poor conditions and nice WX. My SO2R skills were
significantly improved which helped increase my score immensely. I don't
prefer &quot;assisted&quot; but may have to try that in the future.
 
N3ED   SOAB HP   1,017,4422017-11-27 21:57:51
10 meters went South on me. I lost a lot of mpxs. without having 10. Lot better
than last year.
 
K1WHS   SOSB/160 HP   21,9522017-11-27 21:59:13
I operated on 160 meters unassisted. Condx were so bad I quit on Friday evening.
I tried again on Saturday evening after celebrating a late Thanksgiving. On both
nights I found that most DX stations could not hear me even though they had good
signals here. I stuck around on Saturday night until sunrise in Europe. My plan
of action was to tune the band looking for DX stations. I heard many, but spent
untold amounts of time calling them unsuccessfully. I should work more
Canadians. I think I may have worked only 5 or 6 total. A few CQs on Saturday
were not productive at all. Only near Sunrise in Europe did CQing pay off for
me. I worked 30 station in about 30 minutes. The good news was that my
receiving antennas were obviously working. The bad news was that my TX antenna
was not cutting the mustard. I have a single vertical. I guess I needed some
phased arrays instead. At 72 years old that ain't happ'nin. I should also
mention that the XYL will shoot me if I put up another tower. 160 Meters can be
a hoot or very frustrating. This time around, it was more frustrating. Rig was a
K3 with a KW amplifier. The antenna is an 80 ft shunt fed Rohn 25 and a bunch of
radials. The weekend was a humbling experience for me.
 
AA8TA   SOAB(A) LP   46,5962017-11-27 22:34:21
Pretty limited time; a lot of in and out.

Mostly concentrated on stations outside of NA and ignored U.S. and Canadian
stations, except I would pick up a Canadian op if I needed the zone.

Cannot believe I got 51 Qs on 15 meters. I guess that band opened up better
than expected. Was not able to hear much of EU on 40 meters.

Think I picked up a few ATNOs; hope they confirm.

Thanks for the Qs.

Kenwood TD-590SG, barefoot
GAP Titan, 16 feet AGL
 
IR1Y   M/S HP   8,224,0202017-11-27 22:49:29
Here we are, another contest, another adventure. This time two Maurizios joined
us, with an important payload of wine, salame and cheese. That was the way to
go. We enjoyed an amazing first hour and done a good team work.
Personally I found 80m really interesting, we had good US runs with loud and
clear signals. The 7 megs offered us huge openings towards JA.

Looking forward to do some more contest action!
Cheers
 
K8TS   SOAB(A) LP   8,9062017-11-27 22:52:09
Went to about 0530 on Saturday nite, but woke up sick Sunday morning-unable to
continue. Bummer. &quot;Doctor&quot; thinks lack of sleep caused it. Second
time it has happened.
 
N2AN(WC4E)   SOABClassic LP   365,1392017-11-27 22:54:37
Part time Classic effort with In-laws in town.

FTdx5000mp - Wires 40'
 
K5ZD   SOAB(A) HP   4,632,5602017-11-27 23:10:59
Part time fun. Business trip leaving on Sunday afternoon and my son was home
for the holidays. Decided to avoid trying to do anything competitive. Was
serious when I was on, but walked away when it wasn't fun or the family wanted
to do something.

Friday night was tough. Even the loud Eu on 80m couldn't hear me. 160 was even
tougher. I am concerned that my 40m beam is now acting like a dipole, the 80m 4
square has high dump power beaming Eu, and got beat out by everyone and his
brother on 160m. Time for some maintenance.

Woke up late Sat morning and 20m was already packed. Tuned the radio up on 15m
ad heard signals so called CQ. Started slow but then became a raging pileup.
Fun!!

Sunday morning I got up earlier and found spot on 20m. Always fun when the
Russians are coming in. Although a snarl of callers all on the same frequency
really slows things down.

Weird to have 9 zones and 10 countries on 10m. Saw lots of spots for Caribbean
stations, but I only heard band noise when I checked them out. Band was very
spotlight.

Did much better than expected. Conditions were interesting and entertaining,
although frustrating with lower than normal signal levels. Signal quality (with
a few exceptions) was better than ever.

Always great to hear so many friends from around the world. Thanks for the
QSOs.

I think I am done with truly competitive single ops. Time for the younger guys
to take over.

Some numbers...

By Continents
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

NA 29 37 43 50 41 4 204 8.1
SA 6 11 24 30 40 7 118 4.7
OC 1 2 9 7 6 0 25 1.0
EU 28 246 280 909 596 0 2059 81.4
AF 4 9 19 25 22 2 81 3.2
AS 0 5 11 22 3 0 41 1.6

By hour

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm Off


D1-0000Z --+-- --+-- 68/46 20/26 --+-- --+-- 88/72 88/72
D1-0100Z - 65/46 35/21 3/1 - - 103/68 191/140
D1-0200Z - 36/12 5/2 - - - 41/14 232/154
D1-0300Z 14/16 29/5 5/5 - - - 48/26 280/180
D1-0400Z 5/4 41/4 38/8 - - - 84/16 364/196
D1-0500Z 6/5 39/10 24/13 - - - 69/28 433/224
D1-0600Z 3/0 - 4/2 - - - 7/2 440/226
55
D1-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 440/226
60
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 440/226
60
D1-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 440/226
60
D1-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 440/226
60
D1-1100Z 1/0 6/5 15/14 10/13 - - 32/32 472/258
31
D1-1200Z - - - 50/27 122/37 - 172/64 644/322
D1-1300Z - - - 14/6 201/14 - 215/20 859/342
D1-1400Z - - - 48/13 54/42 - 102/55 961/397
D1-1500Z - - - 144/17 15/9 3/6 162/32 1123/429

D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1123/429
60
D1-1700Z - - - 59/16 6/0 4/5 69/21 1192/450
26
D1-1800Z - - 1/0 26/4 12/10 1/2 40/16 1232/466
D1-1900Z - - - 6/4 9/1 - 15/5 1247/471
25
D1-2000Z - - - - 4/3 2/2 6/5 1253/476
60
D1-2100Z - - 125/5 9/3 - - 134/8 1387/484
D1-2200Z - 3/3 15/9 3/3 2/3 - 23/18 1410/502
29
D1-2300Z - - - - - - 0/0 1410/502
60
D2-0000Z --+-- 4/3 8/5 1/0 --+-- --+-- 13/8 1423/510
31
D2-0100Z - 7/2 - - - - 7/2 1430/512
49
D2-0200Z - - - - - - 0/0 1430/512
60
D2-0300Z 20/14 6/7 7/6 - - - 33/27 1463/539
6
D2-0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 1463/539
60
D2-0500Z 10/9 40/7 10/6 1/2 - - 61/24 1524/563
7
D2-0600Z 9/7 27/7 22/2 - - - 58/16 1582/579
D2-0700Z - 7/1 2/1 - - - 9/2 1591/581
52
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1591/581
60
D2-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 1591/581
60
D2-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 1591/581
60
D2-1100Z - - 3/2 122/6 - - 125/8 1716/589

D2-1200Z - - - 191/0 11/8 - 202/8 1918/597
D2-1300Z - - - 63/4 110/3 1/2 174/9 2092/606
D2-1400Z - - - 22/2 133/6 1/1 156/9 2248/615
D2-1500Z - - - 151/3 13/1 - 164/4 2412/619
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 83/0 7/2 1/1 91/3 2503/622
14
D2-1700Z - - - 6/1 5/5 - 11/6 2514/628
48
D2-1800Z - - - 12/4 4/0 - 16/4 2530/632
42
D2-1900Z - - - - - - 0/0 2530/632
60
D2-2000Z - - - - - - 0/0 2530/632
60
D2-2100Z - - - - - - 0/0 2530/632
60
D2-2200Z - - - - - - 0/0 2530/632
60
D2-2300Z - - - - - - 0/0 2530/632
60

Total: 68/55 310/112 387/1471044/155 708/144 13/19


Best 60 minutes: 216 a personal best from USA (sending call almost every
QSO)

Worked on 6 bands:
TI7W

Worked on 5 bands:
6Y0W 6Y3M 9A1A 9A7A 9Y4/VE3EY CE3CT CN2AA CN2R CR3OO EF8R ES9C HG7T HQ9X IR4M
LN8W LY4A LZ9W M6T P40C P40L PJ2T PJ4Y TK0C TO2SP V26K V47T VP5M VY2TT YT5A
ZF2MJ
 
N4CU   SOAB HP   20,1112017-11-27 23:38:00
Great fun. Well worth turning roadie on. I'm a very relaxed 77 year old
operator.
 
AH6KO   SOABClassic LP   285,7952017-11-28 00:00:26
Limited time due to family activities, missed most of Saturday. As it happened,
found myself on 20 meters with only a few 20 meter contacts and three hours
remaining in the contest. That was lots of fun! The bands seemed generally
pretty good at my location. Did not hear much Europe on my modest antennas.
Lots of great CW -- thanks for the contacts!

Aloha and 73~ Stan AH6KO

100W
15-20-40: Coupled Resonator Dipole at 50 feet
80: Dipole at 40 feet
 
VE3JM   SOAB HP   611,5702017-11-28 00:10:38
It is the contest of the year, but I had to quit early due to health issues. Few
weeks ago I got a concussion while playing soccer and am not recovering well. I
stopped operating at 2 am due to a strong headache, took a long 5-hour brake -
hoping after a long rest I can make it through the day. But I could only
operate for two hours in the morning and could not push myself anymore.

There is always next year. Congrats to all the the big scorers and thanks to
the travelers.
 
WB8JUI   SOAB LP   281,4282017-11-28 00:44:52
73 - Rick WB8JUI
 
K3ORC   SOAB(A) LP   83,2302017-11-28 00:50:16
40 meters here in central FL was a blast. I’ve never seen it like that. 20 was
as I expected, but it was nice to see 15 and 10 open.
 
K4EA   SOAB(A) HP   505,3022017-11-28 01:06:36
All S&amp;P. All wires hung in from trees. Need to improve in rx antennas!

Neal, K4EA
 
K7NJ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   360,2302017-11-28 01:08:22
Strange conditions. The first evening, I heard Europe very well,
but they usually did not come back. Much too late, I discovered
that a 45 degree further south direction was much better. The
second night, I found that the direction to Europe was normal,
but the Beverage had about a 15 dB S/N disadvantage compared to
the transmitting antenna which is an 8 element circle array.
Usually the Beverage is a bit better than the transmitting
antenna. Atmospheric noise was extremely low throughout the contest.
This was a huge learning experience. Lessons will be applied next
year.
 
N6HI   SOAB QRP   3,6402017-11-28 01:15:06
Ran 5 Watts to a 20 foot end fed wire thrown into a tree.
Conditions as expected for this part of the solar cycle.
17 countries total, so to my surprise I bettered last years
QSOs, Total Countries, and Score. I had limited time, but
even in a tough year for QRP, I had lots of fun in my
favorite contest of the year! THANKS to all for the QSOs.
GO ARIZONA OUTLAWS! 73 John N6HI
( You can just think of me as the naive QRPer that comes
up the hill from time to time for some good advice... )
 
N2BA   SOAB(A) HP   2,055,0992017-11-28 01:15:48
Station:

Rig: K3 + Expert 1K-FA about 900 W out

Antennas: TH-5 at 40 feet and Inverted V for 40, 80, and 160 with the apex at
55 feet and legs bent every which way around my small suburban lot.

The entire first day was search and pounce and had about 5 hours of running
Europe on 2nd day.

Last year we sold our country house where I had stacked monobanders. I was
getting way too old for all the antenna and house maintenance, so I don't miss
it.

The good news is that with these modest antennas I still work nearly everything
I hear.

The bad news is that I hear much less.

73, Brooke
 
AG4W   SOSB/160 HP   10,3882017-11-28 01:18:54
FTDX5000D, AL1200, Top loaded vertical, 2 beverages
I heard more stations that I was able to work. It was strange that some of the
loud stations didn't hear me and some of the very weak ones I had trouble
copying did hear me. On Sunday morning one Japan station was very loud for 20
minutes at sunrise but did not hear me. No Asia was heard Saturday morning. I
used the APF on the FTDX5000 more this year. My score was better than last
year. I think it made a difference. Thank you again for your patience hanging
in there for the tough contacts.
 
K2RD   SOAB(A) HP   171,8082017-11-28 01:28:22
Started out thinking I would do 40M SB but didn't wake up for morning opening
Saturday to Asia so just did casual all bands. Big wind storm Sunday
necessitated lowering tower and QRT. Everything worked well. Thanks to all
for the QSOs.
 
K2QO   SOAB LP   17,0002017-11-28 01:29:50
Ran most of the contest QRP but on Sunday afternoon found that no one could hear
me so I upped the power. That worked out great as I worked a bunch of JA's at
the end that I could not hear my QRP.

K3/100, Force 12 C4e, 220 CF Dipole, Skookum Logger on a Mac Mini

73,
Mark K2QO
FN03ra
 
VE3DQN   SOAB QRP   21,9242017-11-28 01:29:53
With a new and improved antenna &quot;farm,&quot; I was thrilled with how many
more stations I heard. And how many more came back to my tiny qrp call. Just
maybe next year I'll be tempted to contest beyond my usual 5-6 hours.
 
N7WA   SOSB/40 HP   222,8882017-11-28 01:36:23
It was my best SB/40 effort (but not by much, I did 213,248 in 2015). Still, I
was disappointed but more because I wasn't prepared for this test. I did not
get my proper sleep Friday and certainly not Saturday. It just left me groggy
and frequently &quot;Sleep CQing&quot;. I had to take several breaks Saturday
night to get some sleep. Maybe age has a bit to do with it too :&gt;)

Conditions seemed better than last year to Europe. Europe seemed to show up as
workable around 2200 each day but I never seem to get past the tier 1 stations.
(Maybe you don't get past tier 1 on 40M from the PacNW?) Long Path into Europe
in the morning seemed ok Saturday morning but I ended up sleeping through it
Sunday morning. Never heard any Middle East short or long path. Nothing heard
from
continental Africa except for Ghana with 15 minutes to go in the test.

Lots of Caribbean on. Continental South America is disappointing and that seems
par for the course.

The conditions to the west seemed OK Friday night but Saturday night conditions
didn't seem as good. I was getting a lot of static crashes (sounded like
lightning in the distance) and I did have a Saturday night (Sunday morning)
period where the whole noise floor gradually came up about 10db (It's pretty
evident on the waterfall) before finally going back down to normal after 30
minutes. I know a weather system was incoming so maybe it was related.

cheers
dink, n7wa
 
K2LE(@K2LE/1)   M/2 HP   8,640,6882017-11-28 01:47:32
It was challenging...as everyone noticed
160 and 10 were really tough
But our score improved 30% over last year, so no excuses needed
And we had fun

Andy + YCCC crew
 
KI1U   SOAB LP   57,2772017-11-28 01:51:18
Rig - K3
Antenna - G5RV, center at 50 feet
Software - N1MM
S&amp;P only this time
 
KA4RRU   SOAB(A) HP   552017-11-28 01:54:44
Just checking to see if my 160 antenna worked .... spent most of the weekend at
NR4M.
 
TO2SP   M/2 HP   12,097,9842017-11-28 01:55:38
This was a 100% &quot;multi-op in a suitcase&quot; operation on the tail end of
the TO2SP DXpedition to St. Barts (FJ). All the wire antennas, radios,
computers and personal belongings were carried in by the 6 team members in 15
suitcases and carry-on bags and was set up in a rented villa. The primary
purpose of this trip was to activate FJ, which is still a needed country on 160
and for JA's. In the 9 days prior to CQWW CW, we made over 45,000 QSO's. By
the time the contest started, we were all quite tired, having operated
contest-style all week with not much sleep. One of the ops got sick about 12
hours into the contest and spent the rest of the weekend in bed.

I joined the Polish DXpedition team for their annual trip to various islands
around the world under the condition that we operate CQWW CW, my favorite
contest. For the 3 other ops in the contest, it was their first time in a
multi-op contest and they had no Cluster-assisted experience. The remaining
two ops were SSB-only and operated the WARC bands on SSB and RTTY during the
contest.

Since the primary objective of this trip was to maximize DXpedition QSO's, the
station reconfiguration and computer setup for the contest started only an hour
before 00Z. Needless to say, we had lots of problems and got a late start. A
second router with its own network for the two contest stations was set up but
it never worked properly. It was a wi-fi router and was very erratic, so we
had no Cluster for most of the weekend. On Sunday morning we had a good
connection for a few hours and then again the last 3 hours, which helped
immensely with our lagging multiplier total as we picked up some really juicy
last-minute multipliers on 80 and 160.

One of the interesting things you learn when operating non-stop day after day
for so many days is how conditions change from day to day. We had the best
160m conditions I have ever experienced the first night on St. Barts with a
deep Russian opening all night, but as the week wore on, the bands got worse
every day. The huge pileups of JA's we worked on 20 and 40 every day at sunset
never materialized for the contest weekend. During the contest on 160 the
first night, the aurora up north caused very distorted multipath signals from
the US which made copy very difficult. And the great US openings on 10m and
southwest Europe (and some unusual &quot;flashlight&quot; propagation into
central Europe) earlier in the week just never happened...

Station:
TS-590 with Italian 800W solid station amp
K3 and KPA500 500W amp
160m Inv-L
80m 2 phased verticals
40m 2-phased verticals
20/15/10 Spider beam up 25 ft (8m)
15/10 2el vertical dipole array (VDA) at 12 ft
EU + US beverages

For reasons of weight, no rotators, no coax switches, all wire was 22ga or
thinner, collapsible fiberglass poles used for all antennas except the push-up
aluminum mast for the Spider beam.

--- Rich K1CC
 
KQ4LA   SOAB LP   74,1022017-11-28 02:09:43
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 5.2
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CALLSIGN: KQ4LA
LOCATION: VA
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: MIXED
CATEGORY-TIME: 6-HOURS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: OVER-50
CLUB: POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 74102
OPERATORS: KQ4LA
NAME: Jeffrey Swain
ADDRESS: 1684 Sheppard Ave
ADDRESS-CITY: Norfolk
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: VA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 23518
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
EMAIL: swainja@gmail.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
VE3XB   SOSB/80 HP   253,3302017-11-28 02:11:27
Lost few juicy hours early Saturday morning due to call from work but managed to
make my personal best getting dupes - more than fifty, thanks mostly to bad
spotting.

Anyway, had lots of fun and thank everybody who made into my log.

73 Yuri VE3XB
 
NX9Y   SOAB LP   6,4802017-11-28 02:19:17
A Herculean effort that can only be described as &quot;part-time&quot;! One of
these days I will post a score that won't win me the &quot;low score&quot;
trophy! But I did have fun, that's all that matter....right?
 
W4TG   SOAB(A) LP   13,4482017-11-28 02:23:19
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
3.5 17 46 10 14 2.7
7 39 108 14 36 2.8
14 4 10 4 4 2.5
Total 60 164 28 54 2.7


Score : 13,448
 
W2VJN(@K7EUG)   SOABClassic HP   337,3922017-11-28 02:40:00
Thanks to Brad, K7EUG for letting me use his station. We are having a house
built and in a rented house for a few months without any antennas.

This was mostly S&amp;P and DXing. Everything worked well except the 40 meter
beam was tuned for SSB and had very high vswr on CW.

Glad to work a couple of KP4s and NP2s in the storm devastated areas.

On to the next one.
 
K1KI   SOAB(A) HP   3,420,8812017-11-28 02:48:22
Decided to operate about 24 hours and took off time as I wanted sleep, or to
watch a football game each day. I also spent too much time DXing - but it was
a lot of fun. Looks like my 80 and 160 4-squares are both working reasonably
well. Not perfect but better than they have been in recent years. My next
antenna project will be 15m. Not broken but not working as well as it should.
It was satisfying to work just one JA on 15m and one on 80m... 73 Tom
 
K1TH   SOAB(A) HP   160,3202017-11-28 02:48:58
Although most report that conditions were bad, I was happy to see the KH6s, JAs
and ZLs strong at the end on 20..just like the 'good old days'. I'm still
amazed that those Pacific stations, just above the noise, are easy to work.
 
W7HJ   SOAB HP   6,5452017-11-28 03:00:42
QSO Points = 119
 
VK4KW(VK4BAA)   SOSB/10 HP   126,1442017-11-28 03:12:20
Could somebody please remove the Faraday cage off my station?? 10m was not the
most lively I've ever experienced - but such is life. Thanks for the QSOs!!
Phil VK4BAA / VK4KW
 
CW4MAX(CX2DK)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,513,9202017-11-28 03:23:18
Hi guys!

A new CQWW with assistance!
It's very important for my family to use this callsign again.
 
It was not my best effort but I preferred to have fun without pressure
Weeks of hard work, without time to practice and check the station.
Very happy with the performance of the station, I'm in love with this project.
New projects for the next year, new tower and new antennas.
Life is that, a project starts and ends to start a new one.

Thanks a lot for qso

73

Marcelo CX2DK/CW4MAX
 
K3CCR   M/2 HP   1,762,4882017-11-28 03:57:09
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care
retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. N3UM
and W3GB operated Multi-2 in CQ WW CW 2017, QRV for 31 hrs.

We ran on 40 for 1.4 hrs. to start, 73 Qs at 53.5/hr using
our new 2-el. beam. Never could run at all on 40 in DX tests
with our old Inv-V! Rate almost as good clicking spots for 2
more hr.

Sat. 12-13Z we ran EUs at 107/hr, then 90/hr 13-14Z.
Sat. PM rates were slower but we got many mults on 15 &amp; 20 m.
After 00Z Sun. we again did well for 5 hrs. on 40, and on 80
for 3 hrs. after 02Z, combined rates of 43 to 60/hr. on 2
bands. Got a few 160 Qs after 05Z.

Sun. 12-15Z on 20 m. we
clicked on EU spots for 43 to 47 Qs/hr., then ran at 60/hr.
15-17Z. For the rest of Sun. we scraped up another 94 Qs and
some exotic mults until QRT at 22Z. With k index = 0 low-band
conditions were outstanding: loud signals, low QRN. 15 and
20 m. were also quite good.

We were pleased with our results. We got DXCC on 40 and 20 m.,
worked 135 distinct countries and 36 zones on all bands,
 
N4KG   SOAB(A) HP   1,281,2242017-11-28 04:10:04
The first 2 hours were BRUTAL, especially 40m.
The next hour on 40m was productive.
Then I went to 80m which was surprisingly good.
When I went to bed, I had more Q's and more Countries
on 80m than on 40m, which was an all time FIRST event for me.

Saturday was spent running around trying to work everything everywhere.
That night I compiled a 'need list' and discovered 15m was lacking
Northern and Eastern European multipliers so Sunday morning I made sure
I was on 15m when it first opened to Europe. I picked up several but still
missed several. The 15m opening to Northern and Eastern Europe lasted
at most for an hour.

Sunday I overslept (7a.m. instead of 6a.m.) but managed to work ZM4T on 80m
before going to 15. Mid-morning things seemed slow and I was tired so I
laid down to take a 1 hour nap. That turned into a 2.5 hour sleep.
So it goes. I didn't feel old until I hit 70 :-)...

Worked LOTS of multi-banders
6B = 3
5B = 15
4B = 47
3B = 41
2B = 74
1B = 341

First Q's on 80m for OH0V P33W PX2A making 5 Bands for each.

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
WØAIH   M/M HP   4,806,3682017-11-28 04:18:08
While it did not feel like it while operating, we did better than last year in
this down cycle.

We missed two zones this year. 22 and 26.

Last year stats for comparison:

2016 CQ WW CW Summary:
Band QSOs Zones Countries
------------------------------
160: 97 16 42
80: 236 23 74
40: 427 35 118
20: 864 36 125
15: 416 29 90
10: 114 18 38
------------------------------
Total: 2154 157 487 Total Score = 3,362,324

Thanks to Paul for a great weekend on the radio.

http://www.qth.com/w0aih/


73, John K0TG
 
WO1N   SOAB(A) LP   38,5142017-11-28 04:56:13
Station: FTdx5000, C3-SS@38', R7 Vertical, 80M C, N1MM+

Soapbox :

Poorly timed family events like moving my mom from her house
of 63 years were on tab for this one, so I committed to the overnight
shifts at K1KP and a few Qs from the home station when I was around.

80 and 40 low band wires were storm casualties this past fall and nothing
up for 160 yet at the home station. Managed to get 80M C back in the
air moments before total darkness Friday evening. Used it to make a
sweep up the band before heading over to K1KP. Minor victory!

2nd night at K1KP's was better than the first on 160 - 40. Really strange
propagation on 40 especially noticeable. An HS0 was totally uncopiable on
the 11 degree short path but blew me out of the chair when the antenna was
pointed to 320. Worked first call.

80 was fun but the only run really was between the two stations on
opposite sides of the shack. Kept one station on 80 and the other on
40/160. Saved a lot of band switching time and kept the blood flowing.

160 was pretty much a bust but at least we could hear Eu on the 2nd night.
Lots of &quot;CQing in your face&quot; action.

All in all, lots of fun, even in low sunspot conditions. Thanks go out to
K1KP for letting me use his kick-ass station.

73,

Ken - WO1N
 
WC1M   SOAB(A) HP   3,331,6322017-11-28 05:17:36
For the first time in a long time I had hopes of a serious Unassisted SO2R
effort. I'm in pretty good shape, having lost almost 30 lbs and exercised a
fair amount, and felt that I'd have the stamina for 40+ hours. And after a year
or so doing partial Assisted efforts I was itching to tune that second radio and
find the mults on my own. Besides, I wasn't on tap for making Thanksgiving
dinner this year, something I've had to do for the past 4-5 years that takes a
lot of energy the week before the contest.

But stamina wasn't the problem this time. A combination of sub-par conditions
and issues with all of my low band antennas soon transformed the weekend into a
partial Assisted effort. But it was still a lot of fun. After all, CQWW CW is
the King of Contests!

I knew going into the weekend that my low band antennas weren't operating well,
but thought I'd get by. The center frequencies of the 160/80 trapped vee and 80
Delta loop were both high by about 100 KHz, pushing SWR between 2:1 and 3:1,
but figured I could do OK with the Acom 2000a at 1000W or so. I soon found out
that was optimistic, with the best I could do around 750W. And that was pushing
it -- the amp tripped quite often. It was particularly bad on 160, where the
bandwidth is very narrow to begin with. Only could do maybe 500W at the bottom
end of the band.

The 40 4-square was also a problem. Normally I use it for Diversity reception
with the 2-el Cal-AV beam at 110'. It's also great for quickly switching South.
But just before the contest I discovered there's something wrong with the
directivity. Seemed like EU stations were louder NW than NE. In fact, it seemed
like all stations were louder NW-SE. But SWR and dumped power seemed normal in
all four directions, and they're each a little different so I think the
switching voltage is getting to the control box. The only odd thing is that the
dumped power seems suspiciously low NE-SW -- about 1% versus typical best case
of 2%). Nothing wrong with the elements or feed lines, as far as I could see.
So I think something's going on inside the control box. I rehabbed it recently
(last year or the year before I think), so curious what it could be.

And then there's the Beverage. It's been a great listening antenna for many
years, but starting last year it got extremely noisy and nothing I've tried has
corrected the problem -- new transformers, all damage to the wires repaired, new
noise-blocking choke, etc. The only difference from prior years is that we now
have Comcast high-speed Internet. The lines on the pole aren't far from the
shack end of the Beverage, and the shallow-buried line to the house probably
passes within a few feet of the Beverage. Hard to believe there'd be much
emission from a shielded cable, but I suppose there could be. Another
possibility could be a bad connector somewhere, as suggested by N1UR in a
recent post. The Beverage is all but useless, and I'm not sure how to track
down the problem.

Despite what I thought was better planning, got to the radio a few minutes
late. Ran 40 and S&amp;Ped 80 for the first three hours, barely squeezing out
90 Qs. 40 was OK without Diversity reception, but I couldn't get any rate to
speak of. 80 was a struggle, but I did manage to get about 45 mults. A few
fruitless trips to 160 convinced me that the low bands were going to be
problematic, so I decided to switch to Assisted, using only my local CW Skimmer
setup (monitors three bands) and make it a less-than-full-time operation.

Spent the next five hours clicking on Skimmer spots, except for a one-hour
break at 0500z. Happened to check 20 around 0745z and was surprised to see a
strong EU sunrise opening. Clicked and worked some mults, but decided they were
all vanilla 20m mults I'd quickly get in the first morning run. Went to bed at
0800z, woke up at 1100z, made some coffee and was back on at 1130z.

20 was already rocking, so I settled in at 14011 and ran like crazy for about
an hour and a half. Rate was excellent -- the 10-minute meter went over 200
often. 177 during the 1200z hour, and a peak one-hour rate of 184. Cleaned out
mults on the bandmap for a few minutes then switched to 15 at about 1300z. The
rate was lower, but the next three hours were 105, 114 and 118. Probably could
have done a lot Qs more on 20, but needed the mults on 15 and knew there would
be plenty of time to boost Qs on 20. Couldn't be sure 15 would be as good the
second day.

After the morning runs I took the next five hours off, including a trip outside
to fixed the 80 Delta problem. Normally the SWR is under 2:1 from 3500 to 3700
or so, but it had shifted high, putting the low end of 80 over 3:1. Checked the
connections at the balun and feed line and they were OK, so I repositioned the
wires by adjusting the ropes that tension the two bottom corners, which had the
effect of moving the triangle several feet to one side. Also freed the corner at
one end from some branches that had decreased the angle between one side of the
triangle and the bottom wire. All this did the trick -- the SWR was back to
normal across the CW band! Well worth the hour or so it took to do it.

Got back on the radio around 2100z and found 40 hopping, and it was so good I
figured it had actually opened earlier. This time I tried adding the 4-square
for Diversity, and was pleasantly surprised that it made a big difference. The
directionality seemed closer to normal, though not as deep a null as usual, but
the vertical polarization really helped -- much better copy. Ran off 104 Qs,
then the rate dropped, producing only about 140 Qs in the next three hours. At
0100z the rate was low enough that I decided to grab a nap. Thought I could get
up for the EU sunrise opening at 0400z, if there was one, then stay up straight
through the morning runs. The rate on 40 at 0400z was terrible, so I spent
about three hours running 80 until the rate dropped to almost nothing. No new
mult spots either. Back to bed for another four hours.

This time I got up at about 1030z and saw that 20 wasn't really open yet. Made
some coffee and worked a few Asian and Pacific mults on 40, then swung into
another fine run on 20. 74 during the 1100z hour, then 170 during the 1200z
hour. Switched to 15 at 1300z and ran off 119 Qs, but the rate quickly dropped
to the point where I thought it would be better to go back to 20 (really glad I
spent three hours on 15 day one!) Did 250 Qs on 20 during the next two hours,
then the rate went all to hell on all the bands. Took off another three hours.

Came back to the radio at about 1940z. 40 wasn't quite open and the rate on 20
was pretty slow. But by 2000z the rate on 40 really picked up and was able to
do 101, 124, 95 and 59 during the last four hours of the contest, with the last
hour being mostly point-and-click.

After the first morning, the number of new mults on the band map started to
drop off, and by about 1400z the second day new mults rarely showed up. I could
be that my local Skimmer didn't hear stations that were there, but it seems to
hear really weak stations a lot better than I can. Could be that the callsign
recognition setting is too conservative. I was tempted to add the Cluster to my
spots, but decided that it felt better to use only the antennas at my station
for spotting. Sort of between Assisted and Unassisted.

Conditions were a bit strange. Every part of the world came through at some
point, but the number of zones and countries seemed lower than previous years.
The first night was pretty-much wiped out by a K index of 3-4, but even with
the K down to 1 for the rest of the contest the low flux kept the lid on
propagation. No 10m at all here. I checked pretty often, keeping an SDR or
bandscope on the band as often as I could without compromising spots on other
bands, but never saw a single signal in any direction. I was away from the
radio enough that I might have missed a brief opening, but usually there's at
least a few weak signals to the South -- LU an such. Nothing.

Propagation on 160 wasn't all that much worse than other years -- I did work
some EU -- but my transmit and receive antennas pushed the numbers way down.
Thought I'd hear more Caribbean stations, so maybe that was
propagation-related. Or hurricane related...

All in all, I was pretty pleased with the numbers for only 28 hours and poor
conditions. Had lots of fun and the partial effort was much more relaxing than
going for the gold (or the wood). Will try to fix the 160/80 vee and the
beverage before the snow flies, though time is getting short for that (the
160/80 vee requires a tower climb, which I haven't done in a while.)

Hope to get on for the 10m and 160m contests, then ARRL DX CW. CU then.

73, Dick WC1M

Antennas:

160M - trapped vee @90'
80M - delta loop @75, trapped vee @90'
40M - Cal-Av 2D-40A @110', 4-square
20M - 4/4/4 SteppIRs @96'/64'/34' on TICs, C3E @50', 4-el @72'
15M - 4/4/4 SteppIRs @96'/64'/34' on TICs, C3E @50', 5-el @50'
10M - 4/4/4 SteppIRs @96'/64'/34' on TICs, C3E @50'. 6-el @115'

Tower#1: Force 12 EF-610, Cal-AV 2D-40A, 4-el SteppIRs, 160/80 trapped vee
770-MDP: Force-12 EF-420
AB-577 #1: Force-12 EF-515
AB-577 #2: Force-12 C3E

Delta loop hung from a tree

dual 580' beverage aimed 20/220 degrees (not working -- massive noise)

Equipment:

Elecraft K3 + Afedri SDR-Net + Alpha 87A, Elecraft K3 + Afedri SDR-Net + Acom
2000A + Afedri SDR-Net on unused antenna, Writelog, YCCC SO2R Box, homebrew
Windows antenna switching/tuning software (&quot;AntennaMaster&quot;), HDSDR,
CW Skimmer, iPad running Touchmon USB for touch-screen &quot;button box&quot;,
K1XM MOAS II USB Switch, TopTen and KK1L SO2R switches, Green Heron and Hy-Gain
rotor controllers, microHam Stack Switch and StackMax
 
R9PA(@RC9O)   M/S HP   5,268,9422017-11-28 05:36:46
Family team:
RC9O - father
RA9P - son
UD9P - grandson
 
WS7L   SOAB(A) HP   47,3182017-11-28 05:38:42
Spent much more time operating W7RM but dabbled a bit at my own station.
 
YO5AJR   SOSB(A)/160 HP   51,5042017-11-28 06:01:11
Cond: FT757GXII. TX Ant. Inv.L. RX Ant.EWE PWR 400W
Ewer big Contest.
 
OZ1AA(@OZ7A)   SOAB LP   642,9122017-11-28 06:06:57
This year a casual operation from home. Always a pleasure to say hi to friends
from around the world in the biggest contest of them all.

Planning to be back from the DX side next year.


73,

Thomas OZ1AA
---
http://www.cyclingtheglobe.com
 
SP5XO   SOSB(A)/80 HP   295,0002017-11-28 06:25:43
Thanks for all qso's!

Condx improoved since last year but unfortunately missed lots of multipliers.

Simple setup : single GP, single radio, single GU74 - but many beverages:)

cu agn
Tom
SP5XO
 
9M6NA(JE1JKL)   SOAB HP   5,093,1022017-11-28 06:27:53
This was the first contest from my new shack. I needed to move about 100m from
the old location this year. The Tower #1 became no longer accessible, so I
managed to re-organize the antenna system using only Tower #2 with great help
of my host 9M6MO and my friends 9W6AS, JH1BXH and JA1EAX.

New antenna system:
5-el tribander for 10-15-20 @20m
2-el for 40 @23m
Vertical with 2 elevated radials for 80 @5m
Half Sloper for 160 @20m
SAL-30 for receiving
Thanks to the VA6AM's triplexer for 10-15-20, I still enjoyed SO2R.

Opening to Europe on 10 on the 1st day was a pleasant surprise, but I never
heard NA or SA on 10 throughout the contest. I am happy with the result under
the current poor conditions. I am pleased to be able to come back to SOAB
here.
 
NE1B   SOAB(A) LP   142,1542017-11-28 06:34:02
Too many interruptions over the weekend, but had fun during the few hours
available.
 
LY7Z(@LY9Y/LY7Z)   SOAB(A) HP   4,230,3332017-11-28 06:38:34
Ftdx5000, K3 + 2 PA's

160 - Loop
80 - Vertical, Dipole
40 - 3 el YAGI
20 - 5 el YAGI
15 - 5 el YAGI, 6 el YAGI
10 - 5/5 stacked YAGI's

Station is not ready yet for serious contesting. Still long list to do
improvements on the table. Thanks to my father LY9Y for a lot of work he did
during last summer at contest QTH.

Few highlights during the contest:
Being called by ZS4TX on 160 at the end of contest
Being called by V5/DK1CE on 40
Being called by 5X2B on 80 at the end
Nice short USA run on 20m Saturday afternoon
Nice run of JA's on 160m Saturday evening

Few lowlights:
Almost no USA on 40m both nights.
20 and 15m closed just after sunset
Dead 10m band (except short opening directly to Germany Sunday afternoon)

TNX QSO's

QSL via LOTW

Congrats to TI7W and ZF2MJ!

73! Andy LY7Z
 
WA4PSC   SOAB HP   145,5092017-11-28 07:05:05
I second this suggestion I have heard: The CQ WW CW and SSB contests should
alternate the weekend after the US Thanksgiving holiday. It is bad for one's
marriage and other relations to be contesting when family is around.

With this in mind I HAD to check out the action, CQ WW CW is one of my favorite
contests! I set a goal of no more than 50 Qs per band and made them all mults
for a better challenge, and tried to spread the time out so I was not gone from
family activities for long periods of time. I figure I actually worked about 4
solid hours with many gaps out of seat, although N1MM strictly claims 7.

Let's get the CW and SSB contest weekends alternating!

Thanks to all for the Qs!
Howie - WA4PSC
 
PA/PY2SEX   M/S LP   1,723,1482017-11-28 07:29:52
Fun as always... The idea was to do the contest as M2 to have a feeling how me
and PY1NX would work together in the WRTC 2018. I've got some BPF filters and a
triplex to use with Spiderbeam, but we were having a lot of interference between
2 radios, was like BPFs were not working at all. After whole week before contest
trying to troubleshoot and not resolving we deicide for MS category as we would
be able to do some multupliers in the other radio. Classic MS operatoin, one
radio running and the other S&amp;P. We made a 40m inverted-v dipole that
stayed at 10m high with the tips at 2m high and it worked just fine, actually I
was pretty surprised what we could achieve with this antenna. Propagation on
High bands was really bad, but low bands were crowded.
A lot of pain with this long call sign, need to repeat several times for some
difficult QSOs with poor signal, LP is always hard and within Europe is even
worse. I think the experience was nice, we had a lot fun during the running
time and also during the low rate where we were remembering the old days in PY
land. :)
Thanks to PY1NX for the visit, help and company during the contest, thanks
IT9AUG for give me some tips with filtering better K3 because of interaction
between radios and RA6LBS for provide all accessories in time for the contest.
See you in the next one...
73
Alex
PA/PY2SEX


Rigs:
Yaesu FT-Dx 5000MP
Elecraft K3

Ant:
Spiderbeam 5B HD
Inverted V dipole for 40m
Inverted L for 80/160M.
 
HG1R   M/S HP   2,357,4882017-11-28 07:52:32
73!
Zsolt ha1zn&amp;hg1a
 
VE7XF   SOAB(A) HP   602,7282017-11-28 07:57:18
Mostly S&amp;P, working on my mult-nabbing skills, but I did get a few runs
going, even on 160. This time I felt loud again, tnx to my 260' doublet and Mr.
Acom!
(Not like the SSB event, where I felt like a weakling - almost expected Charles
Atlas to come and kick sand in my face.)
What few signals I heard from EU were weak, except for the 'off hour' OHs.
Funny how they come over the pole out of nowhere when nobody else does.

40m was good long after sunrise. I forgot to listen at noon, when I have heard
JAs in the middle of the day.

80m is my noisiest band. Big surprise was working a YT5 there. Musta been ESP.

I actually heard (OK, 'detected') CN2AA on 160m. That was ESP level too!
I'll have much better 160m antennas next year. Even so, got 4 new ones on TB
outside the contest, tnx to pre/post operations by expeditioners.

Found a couple of situations where two good mults were on the same freq at
similar levels, making a Q with either pretty much impossible.

The 10m contest is gonna be very interesting this year. CU there.

Ralph, VE7XF
 
CU4DX(KØAV)   SOSB/40 HP   969,1612017-11-28 07:58:29
First visit to the Azores. Great place!
Thank you to José and Francisco for use of their station. On 40 used two
separate dipoles (one for USA and other for Europe).
Oliver W6NV was SOSB 15 using CR2M callsign - but from same location.
Thanks for all the QSO’s.
73, Alan K0AV
 
OE3KAB   SOAB(A) HP   1,161,8472017-11-28 08:34:21
Kenwood TS480HX
2el Beam 10/15/20 @13m
Double Zepp 2 x 27m @13m
 
YL2QN   SOABClassic LP   512,3222017-11-28 09:18:07
Spiderbeam 1/3/3/4 for 40/20/15/10 @18m AGL
Inverted V 80/40
T Vertical 17m 160/80
Inverted L 160/80
Homemade SDR based on Softrock RXTX
 
CR6K(CT1ILT)   SOAB HP   9,302,8332017-11-28 09:19:29
Wow what a contest, this is the 1st time ever I pass the 7500qsos mark, and more
is possible.

First of all I want to thank my girlfriend Ana, my mum and dad (CT1CJJ) for all
the support they have been giving all these years to maintain the station up and
running.
My flight from France to Portugal was at 17 local time and I arrived around 18h
local which is the same as UTC. It was Black Friday, the shopping Madness so it
took us longer than I wanted to get to the station. Luckily I have prepared
most of the station just after cq worldwide SSB. I usually sleep for 4 hours
just before the contest so I can make the full 48 hours but I wasn't able to do
it this time so I ended up making only 44 hours.

I operated about 90% of the contest in 2BSIQ with 1 keyboard and with scripts
configured in DXLOG and the remaining 10% s&amp;p mainly on 160 80 40 and 10.
I started the contest with five straight hours at 260 qsos per hour but my
personnal best was 290 between 15 and 20m around 9am.
10m never opened to run, I guess I tried to run 2 times without sucess.
When running USA on 15m and 20m I noticed very low activity from east coast and
lots more from west coast, even on 80m I dont recall making that many qsos with
W6/7.

The new station is performing amazingly well and all the antenna switching with
touch screens is really a killer.

I want to thank everyone who called me and season's greetings to everyone.

73 Filipe CT1ILT
 
PI4COM   M/2 HP   8,243,6882017-11-28 10:21:43
Our team consisting of K7GK, PA1AW, PA2R, PA3EWP and PB8DX had great fun in the
CQWW CW contest. We have pulverized our old Multi2 record and can look back to
an almost problem free weekend. Just 5 minutes before the contest our N1MM
network was operational....

CW operators are getting scarce nowadays, but with 3 full-time operators
(PA3EWP, K7GK and PA1AW), 1 part-time operator (PA2R) and full-time support by
Florian PB8DX (his CW is unfortunately not yet good enough for a real CW
contest but he is working on it) we managed to be active for 48 hours with both
stations.

On Friday before the contest we built up extra antennas that made the work more
than worthwhile: The 40m 4-square, a 300m beverage and K9AY receiving antennas
were a valuable addition to our station.

A special thank you for Kees PA3BWD who came to help us with the construction
and dismantling of the station before and after the contest. The the bad
weather on Monday did not make this a nice job :-(

Cu in the next contest.
 
M6T(@GØKPW)   M/M HP   18,654,2692017-11-28 10:44:07
This was the second outing of M6T as a multi-multi in the CW leg of CQWW and we
ironed out a few issues from last year. The station was still largely
assembled
following the SSB contest in October, so it was mostly a process of winding
towers up, sorting out a few gremlins which became obvious during the SSB leg,
hunting down inter-station QRM (like the compact fluorescent lamps that were
generating harmonically related wideband QRM on 20m &amp; 15m from 80m and 40m
RF),
and fixing a few items. But &quot; it still pretty fully filled 3 days for a
group
of 6 or so people.

The contest went well with no serious problems. Thankfully the high winds
predicted for Thursday night didn't materialise, but we did find that strong
winds on Wednesday night had snapped one of the guys on our 15m tower which was
two-thirds raised. This was a timely warning and we lowered it and changed the
guys on Thursday. Conditions seemed OK &quot; not brilliant, but not too bad
- other than on 10m (which was very thin), and to some extent 15m which netted
a great country total, but not long deep openings to make a big QSO count.
Certainly better than last year &quot; perhaps not as good as the SSB leg on
HF.

As usual, some of the packet driven pile-ups were difficult /nasty. Lots of
loud stations all calling absolutely co-channel with each other, and with the
weak DX station. Some of them clearly can’t actually hear the DX, but are
desperate for another mult at all costs.

Bob, G4BAH who built the station would have enjoyed this.

73

Andy, G4PIQ for Team M6T

Stations - K3 + FT1000MP + Acom 2000

Tx antennas
160m : 45m tall vertical + Inv-V Dipole @ 27m
80m : 4 square + Inv-V Dipole @ 28m
40m : 3el @ 30m + 2 el @ 30m
20m : 2 x 4 el @ 30m
15m : 2 x 5 el stack @ 18m / 30m + Skyhawk tri-bander
10m : 7el @ 30m + 5el @ 24m

Rx antennas
180m long E / W Beverages + K9AY + LZ1AQ loop
HF tri-band dipole @ 12m c. 400m from Tx antennas
 
M6W(G3WW)   SOSB(A)/40 LP   381,8002017-11-28 10:55:24
3rd year running doing this category and I’ve learnt a lot about 40m which can
be fickle at times and I don’t really regard it as a low band. I think it’s
well established that 80 and 160 come into their own during the low part of the
cycle but it’s not necessarily the case for 40.

In recent years I’ve operated from my father’s (G4EHT) in the central
England using his Butternut vertical and achieved quite a lot considering. So
when Andy, M0NKR invited any takers to operate from his QTH which is slightly
closer to me in eastern England, it seemed like an opportunity to try 40 with a
more competitive antenna. Andy has a 40m rotary dipole up at 70 feet - plus
antennas for other bands.

With work schedules for both being unfavourable in the fortnight before the
contest, it was not possible to meet with Andy beforehand to get to know each
other. Instead we discussed my plans via e-mail during the preceding days.
Whilst Andy had offered full use of his wonderfully modern Icom station with
QRO, I brought my aging 20 year old FT1K to go barefoot. This is mainly due to
already having lots of Win-Test lua scripts set up for my Yaesu and operating
style.

The Friday evening 60 mile journey over to Suffolk was uneventful &quot; just
the usual commuter traffic. I arrived around 8pm and was warmly greeted by Andy
&amp; XYL Laura (M0LJD, that’s Lima Juliet Delta). Oh, and not forgetting
their two very friendly and well-behaved dogs!

The station was setup over the next couple of hours and that’s when the
gremlins surfaced. The bespoke 30v/15v PSU for my FT1KMP was dead, something
which has never happened before. After repositioning it off the floor and onto
the desk it burst into life so the car journey had caused an intermittent. This
really didn’t bode well as I don’t have a spare dedicated Yaesu PSU and
neither did Andy being set up for Icom. I kept thinking was it going to last?

Furthermore, the bandpass filters were also misbehaving and as Andy was hoping
to work the occasional band-slot towards the annual DXCC leagues, it meant we
had more station interaction than we wanted. Sadly we didn’t have enough time
to shake out all the little niggles but made best do with what we had.

Once the clock turned midnight I quickly got into search &amp; pounce mode and
started off with a decent 1st hour. 40 dipped during the period before dawn,
and between 0400 to 0600 I was already beginning to feel tired. This was mostly
self-inflicted as I’d stupidly been up to 0300 the night before buying Black
Friday Christmas presents under instruction of my XYL.

As dawn approached, the band came back to life again and I ended at 1130 for a
break and around 550 QSOs in the log. After a short nap I resumed at 1400 to
find the band open nicely to the far east and also KH6 long-path. I got into
the pattern of working all the spots I could from the bandmap then CQ when
there was nothing more to work. With low power, the only place I could gain any
traction running was high up the band and during the whole contest I spent
around 10% to 15% running with 85% to 90% search &amp; pounce.

The Saturday evening stint brought a number of east coast US stations as
expected but not the quantity of say 2 years back in the solar cycle. US
signals were somewhat weaker than normal but they did seem to have great ears.
On the contrary, the JA’s were booming and it was a pity I could only find
just 10 of them on 40m.

By 0300 Sunday morning with the QSO total sitting at exactly 1000, I was
feeling sleepy again and chose to grab a few hours, setting the alarm to catch
the grey-line. The 0700 to 0800 hours brought another great opening and I
finally nailed HC0E in Zone 10 for the double mult. The pileup was much less
fierce than earlier in the contest. Alaska also came through around breakfast
for another double multiplier served up with hot buttered toast.

Again I broke off around 1100 to be fresh for the final Sunday evening push.
Andy then took the opportunity to work some more band-slots whilst I was
catching more zzzzz’s

Resuming at 1400 I always find the final stint to be a real struggle doing
single band. With most of the stations already worked, I had little new stuff
on the bandmap and spent quite long periods of fruitless CQ-ing. The final
session brought AH2R for Zone 27 which was my 36th and final Zone. A clean
sweep of WAZ was perhaps a little ambitious. The four zones missing were 34,
36, 37 and 38. Three of them I never heard but two Zone 37’s showed up with
huge pileups which I knew better than to get involved in.

As midnight approached the QSO total nudged 1500 and after backing up the log
and e-mailing a copy to myself I hit the sack dreaming of the next one.

Andy &amp; Laura were the prefect hosts and it is clear to see that Andy is
establishing a very nice contest station. Full credit to him. Thanks do indeed
go Andy and Laura for their generous hospitality and my very understanding wife
who let me disappear for the weekend.

FT1000MP, 100 Watts
Rotary dipole at 70’
¼ wave vertical as backup
Win-Test 4.25

Dez, M6W / G3WW
 
M7X(GØTSM)   SOSB(A)/15 LP   114,2402017-11-28 10:58:14
FTDX5000, Hexbeam at 50ft, 100W + Skimmer.
 
IR6T   M/S LP   4,719,2392017-11-28 11:00:52
Second experience in the CQ WW CW for IR6T in Multi-Single Low power category.
This year with the fabulous help of Bob I2WIJ and one new operator in the team
Francesco IK6SIO.
Everything worked well for almost the entire weekend except for a small issue
which slowed us down Sunday evening.

All the operators have done a very good job and have been focused for the whole
contest.

Thanks too for the good food to IK6RYU with the excellent bbq on Friday dinner
and to IK8UND for his usual welcome &quot;Mozzarella di Bufala&quot;.

Hope to hear you next year.
IZ6TSA on behalf of IR6T's CQ WW CW crew
 
VK3MI   SOSB/40 LP   288,9562017-11-28 12:09:12
The main objective was to beat my 40M LP score from the 2016 contest. So, I was
pleased to find that I ended up with a raw score which is 37% greater than last
year. Propagation seemed OK but strong lightning QRN from local storms on the
Saturday and Sunday evenings meant that many stations were difficult to copy
and call signs had to be repeated multiple times. Low power operation also
meant that it was difficult to hold a run frequency for long before a higher
power station took over the frequency. However, I found that being forced to
move my run frequency often proved to be beneficial, as the move would generate
new RBN spots and fresh callers. Thanks to everyone for the QSOs and making this
such an enjoyable contest!

Radio: Flex 6300 90W
Logging software: WriteLog
Antenna: Inverted vee dipole with the centre 20m AGL over our 2-storey house
 
DL1WA   SOSB(A)/40 HP   270,7202017-11-28 12:10:37
operating time was limited due to thousend litttle things had be done instead of
contesting. But however it was great fun.
never worked so many JA on 40m before. New tripple leg ant performed very
well.

73
Frank
 
CR3OO(CT1BOH)   SOAB HP   15,264,4802017-11-28 12:26:44
This was my 56th operation in CQWW, non stop since 1989, and unfortunately not
going into younger, but 2BSIQ (Two Bands Synchronized Interleaved QSOs) keeps
me alive…

For this contest I didn't start training with DXlog simulator in the summer
like I did in 2016 and 2015. I guess I was lacking motivation. For two reasons:
The first one is I would rather operate from the Caribbean, into order to have
60% USA in the log instead of 40% like we have in CT3, and this % is
instrumental to achieve super high rates. The second one is CR3A station is in
a really bad shape. But then, in an Whatsapp conversation with N6MJ, something
he said made a clicked in me and all of a sudden I was hyper motivated again.
Our brain is so strange…

2BSIQ is really an incredible way of operating.
It is more complex than what I originally though.

In the two weeks prior to the contest, I optimized my operating technique. I
had different techniques depending on the size of the overall two pile-ups, and
on the % of USA/EU stations calling me. This was new in comparison to 2015/2016

Also this year there was side by side log entries lines in DXlog program and
this made a huge difference (thanks Chris - 9A5K for implementing that after my
request).

In the end all this paid up, achieving 9123 QSOs, almost 1000 more than in
2016, with worse conditions on 15 and 20 for USA, and with only 38% of USA
stations in the log, the lowest in recent years

So I think it was very good contest for me!

Congrats to KL9A and N6MJ &quot; They are TOP and inspirational.

Set up: https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/933975832489549824

Station: https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/935474411808882689

10 meter and 15 meter USA:
https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/935475241010294785

20 meter USA: https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/935475669294862336 can you
notice missing antenna elements tips? Reflector shorter than other
elements….

40 meter USA inv V: https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/935476096702861313 This
antenna fell after a storm hit Sunday afternoon. Luckly it was not Saturday.

80 meter USA/EU: https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/935476336390524928

10 meter EU: https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/935476597947322368

15 meter EU: https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/935477033056067584 The crank-up
tower is rusted and broken, but even at this low, it get’s out

20 meter EU: https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/935477195769896960

40 meter EU: https://twitter.com/ct1boh/status/935477644669411329 The crank-up
tower is rusted and broken, but even at this low, it get’s out


Many thanks to my lovely wife Lara for support.
Many thanks to CT3BD and CT3DL for helping before contest.

See you next year.
 
N1IXF   SOAB(A) LP   26,0382017-11-28 12:50:47
A few hours from home to help the club before heading up to N1MM
(W1TJL's station) for the night shift.
 
WA3OFR   SOAB HP   273,3122017-11-28 13:09:28
Had a blast...just wish our good ol' sun was back :-( Missed the &quot;good
old day's&quot; with better propagation to the Zone 20's. But....lots of fun !
 
OH3RB   SOSB(A)/80 HP   161,5052017-11-28 13:16:17
Had a lot of fun with simple antennas (1/4 gp and a dipole). I got many more NA
stations (abt 80)that I originally expected. Missed the afternoon JA-opening on
Sunday, but got a few later on. Again next year, with hopefully a better setup !
 
PY2KJ   SOSB(A)/15 HP   752,8652017-11-28 13:39:28
RIG - FTdx 1200 by YAESU
ANT - 3 el. monoband yagi at 10 meters high
PWR - 500 WATTS
LOG - N1MM+

Thanks a lot for all contacted stations. C.U. VY SOON !

73,

ART - PY2KJ
 
HQ9X   M/2 HP   8,504,1762017-11-28 13:42:04
Lots of fun! This was another all-dipole event. 160/80M: Trapped dipole at
30ft. 40M: Dipole at 25 ft. 20M: 2el wire beam at 20ft. 15M 2el wire beam at
20ft. 10M: Sloper to US, top at 20ft. 600watts output on each band. There was
favorable ground slope on each band to the ocean about 1/2 mile away.

Somehow, 5 Europeans found us on 160M for Qs. That was 5 more than found us on
10M- the closest station to Europe on 10M that we worked was probably W1KM on
Cape Cod. 10M had some openings on Sunday- did find KH6, ZL, and VK, in
addition to many of the other nearby Caribbean mults. Find a CQ frequency and
they will find you.

Saturday was much better than Sunday on the high bands. On 15M Sunday, I
worked a grand total of 5 Europeans, and they were all pee weak. Last one was
worked before 1500Z, so it was a looooong afternoon of CQing on 15M. I was
able to intersperse some 10M running (or was it crawling?) Sunday afternoon,
but the stations just weren't there. Even the USA, that was loud and easy to
work on Saturday, was tough on Sunday. There was also fast QSB; if a
6-character call sign started to reply, often I would get the first 3 letters
and QSB would take out the last 3. Then you get into repeats, and the rate
goes to hell.

Friday night, it was tough to hear anything on 160M. Even the USA was
difficult, so we spent the time on 80M.

In any case, we were the winners again! We had more fun than anyone!

Thanks to Rudy N2WQ for the use of Chillax Roatan.

Dennis HQ9A HR9/W1UE W1UE
 
WF3T   SOAB HP   302,4302017-11-28 13:51:37
This point in the cycle is not the time to contest with nothing but dipoles.
 
G3VYI   SOSB/15Classic HP   22,9452017-11-28 14:17:23
Part time with GP and wires, nice to work VK and lots of SA NA and Caribbean on
15m and 5X1NH.
 
S79K(G4XUM)   SOSB/15 LP   564,4652017-11-28 14:18:56
Not enough space to list everything that went wrong. Orignal plan was SOAB, but
late and cancelled flights put paid to that. Decided to do SB15HP but then my
amp developed a fault before the contest so had to man up and enter LP. After
24 hours the antenna developed an intermittant fault which i struggled to find.
I nearly called it a day and lost over 6 hours of prime time opening. I
eventually traced the problem to a loose connection whilst upto my waist in the
Indian Ocean - at least it was warm. I decided to carry on after that. Can't say
conditions were good only marginal N.A on saturday but a better opening on
sunday. Most Carribean Mults CQ'ed in my face.. There's always next year.
 
FY5FY   SOSB(A)/20 LP   1,437,1762017-11-28 14:32:19
73
DID/FY5FY
 
K1VR(N2IC)   SOAB HP   4,805,3252017-11-28 14:46:57
First time doing single-op outside of Colorado or New Mexico since 1981 !

Despite some significant technical challenges on Friday, I had a great time.
Many thanks to Fred, K1VR and Marty, KC1CWF for their unwavering support. Also
thanks to W1UE, W1FV, K1IR and others I don't even know about, for their
support in the days and weeks prior to my arrival. It takes a village to put
together an SO2R station and antennas !

Radios: K3, FT-1000MP
Amps: Alpha 78, AL-1200, Henry 2K (died 8 hours into the contest)
Antennas:
160: Sloping, bent dipoles
80: 2 el vertical array, 43' verticals
40: Cushcraft 2 el @ 95', 4 square
20/15/10: 3 stack of Optibeam OB16-3 @ 35', 55', 90'
4O3A triplexer and filters

73,
Steve, N2IC
 
G3XLG   SOAB LP   168,9122017-11-28 14:49:34
Not a serious entry - I did a low power assisted entry. Just under 9 hours
operating spread between Sat &amp; Sunday, did not operate during the two
nights. Rig was an Expert MB1 with an Elecraft KPA500 amplifier at 100W.
Antennas are 3-El SteppIR for 10, 15 &amp; 20M. Optibeam dipole for 40M &amp;
an 80M wire dipole used for both 80M &amp; 160M.
N1MM band map populated by the RBN
 
VK6LW   SOAB HP   5,038,4252017-11-28 14:53:01
Condx were surprisingly good, didn't really expect 15 and 10 to open up so well
 
P4ØW(W2GD)   SOAB(A) LP   7,512,1472017-11-28 15:19:08
Station:
K3/P3 @ 100W + Win-Test Logging Software
Antennas: 160M vert dipole, 3el 80m wire beam EU
4 el 40m wire beam EU, Force 12 C3, Force 12 C31XR, Force 12 Delta 240
Beverage Antennas NE, NW, E/W, N/S

Their is an advantage to operating from Aruba on both CQWW PH and CW each year
- the physical burden of station setup and repairs occurs in October and not
November. I returned to Aruba early last week with very little station setup
to do and more time to observe band openings and some on the air practice.
Contests are often won by being on the right band at the right time so
understanding propagation trends is always a high priority prep item for me.
Particular emphasis during a declining sunspot cycle is given to better
understanding what to expect on ten meters.

Conditions on Wednesday and Thursday were much better than the weekend. A
shame we don't have a little time machine so we could have shifted everything
48 hours.

At the start 20M became useless in just 20 minutes. This came as somewhat of a
surprise but confirmed the VOCAP prediction. Having to slug it out with the
crowd on 40 almost immediately damaged my rate expectations and performance.
The emphasis on the lower bands the first night left my contact total down
about 150 contacts after just 8 hours ... I'd never recover that shortfall the
rest of the way.

Conditions on 160 both nights were OK but there was clearly absorption in play
and working anyone in EU from here running low power was a terrible struggle.
I gave up trying to call the louder EU stations, choosing instead to CQ and let
those who could hear me call in. This strategy seemed to have some limited
success. Over the course of the weekend I left at least 25 top band
multipliers on the table not having more RF power.

The second night on 80 meters was one of the all time best from this QTH in 20
years. There were absolutely ZERO static crashes which made listening on the 3
ele wire beam aimed at EU possible (and preferred)... a QRN free night is a very
rare event at this location where evening t-storms are normally seen nearly
every night 150 miles to my south in the YV mountains. The EU run was a real
joy and something to be remembered.

Spotlight propagation was to be the order of the weekend on ten meters. There
were very short bursts of E-skip that if you weren't paying careful attention
were easily missed. It was disappointing the hoped for robust openings to the
USA didn't materialize either day - something that normally pads LP/QRP QSO
totals from here.

After fighting hard to recover from the slow start over the first 36 hours, by
Sunday morning I'd come nearly even with last year's performance only to have
conditions on 15 meters come crashing down. The hoped for extended EU run and
enhanced prop to the USA just were not there. Again, the contest would have
been better if it had taken place 48 hours earlier.

Finished up this year's edition of CQWW CW with a burst of multipliers in the
last 15 minutes. My revised goal of 7.5M was reached but just barely.

There was no shortage of socializing on this visit to Aruba. The entire P4
operating contingent got together and enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the Hilton
Hotel Thursday evening. Immediately after the contest Sunday night a pizza
party with the P40L M/2 team was a great way to decompress (and the pizza
tasted fabulous after a weekend of contest food). Last night the entire
visiting Aruba contest community got together once again for a somewhat
traditional departure dinner.

The competition in M/S, M/2, and SO may have reached something of an all time
high this year. The amount of time and effort to prepare these highly
automated stations, particularly in Zone 33, is nothing short of spectacular
and every team warrants our congratulations for their efforts.

In single op, the battle of the dueling CQers rages on. This time propagation
and the three point advantage apparently has rewarded Jose at CR3OO just enough
advantage to win ... bravo OM! Kiddos to Chris at TI7W for breaking through the
10,000 QSO barrier - propagation was your friend. ZF2MJ made a valiant effort
but being prop challenged was the luck of the draw this time. One wonders what
the results of this close competition would have been with the addition of 8P5A
and V47T to this mix. Congrats to the team on St. Kitts for their herculean
station rebuild this week following this fall's Caribbean hurricanes ...
exceptionally impressive work!

On a personal note, I want to thank many of you for your continuing encouraging
words and support over the past two years as I've battled metastatic melanoma
cancer. I'm so happy to still be here to enjoy and seriously compete in the
sport I love so much and hoping my current remission status continues for many
years in the future. This is my 30th year operating from Aruba - and looking
forward to many more.

No message here would be complete without thanking CQ for continuing their
sponsorship of the CQWW - and the WWROF for their behind the scenes support
that makes this all possible.

And finally, god bless my Aruban hosts Corry and Humphrey for being so
thoughtful and supportive the past 21 years ... you have been a huge part of my
success.

73,

John, W2GD @ P40W
 
4U1GSC(9A3A/E73A)   SOAB HP   622,7172017-11-28 15:58:23
Part time(s), 3 bands only, mainly remote operation. I hope there will be soon a
full Win-Test/DX-Log integration for OTRSP with Flex Radio. Enjoyed Maestro
potential, which now allows a new ways of contesting from remote locations or
access to your station whilst away for whatever reasons. Most of the time run
pile up the same way I do it from the shack - perfect for me, frequent
traveler. Ivo I7/9A3A,E73A @ 4U1GSC
 
K9KJ   SOAB LP   17,7662017-11-28 16:01:43
Since the contest fell next to Thanksgiving, I couldn't do much.
 
NP2X   M/S HP   6,538,8752017-11-28 16:03:49
About a year ago, Fred invited a couple cheeseheads and a flatlander to come
down for a hard core m/2 operation. Due to various circumstances, not the
least of which was a glancing blow by hurricane Irma and a direct hit by
hurricane Maria, plans didn't work out! An official weather station nearby
recorded a 193 MPH wind gust from Maria. Fred being on top of a hill probably
hit 200+! Antennas don't like that!

Anyway, one cheesehead made the trip anyway.

We were able to get a few antennas on the air, including a 20 meter monobander
fixed on Europe, an A3 rotating for 10,15, and 20, and 80 and 40 meter inverted
vees. Never got anything up for 160, so shorted the coax on our 80 meter
inverted vee and fed against ground for our 50 qso's.

Fun time in the Caribbean compliments of Fubar! (Caribbean friends united by
amateur radio)

NE9U is hanging around for ARRL 160 this coming weekend and we should have
something radiating on that band by then...assuming the Rum holds out!

Scott NE9U
Fred K9VV/NP2X
 
NNØG   SOAB LP   27,8782017-11-28 16:14:23
Still figuring out CW.
 
K2LNS   SOAB HP   1,523,4722017-11-28 16:25:51
Beginning of the contest, could ne-name this WAE-WAE test.
Very hard to get through the pileups in Eu and we can't work any USA. Things
picked up Saturday. Thanks for all the fun. C U next test
BTW not sure what No Overlay or select means on this posting
 
WD5K   SOAB HP   868,6682017-11-28 16:34:54
Elecraft K3 -&gt; Amp
TH7DX @ 50\'
40m Dipole
80m Inv V
 
YO9HP   SOABClassic HP   1,683,6242017-11-28 16:38:10
Due to some commitments on Saturday afternoon/evening, I decided to join
HP/Classic category, where the first 24 hrs only counts for the final sore.
Propagation was not too bad and I fully enjoyed some good runs with EU/W/JA.
The problem was chasing multipliers with stations not giving their callsign for
more than 1 minute. Most of the time I was moving ahead after 30 sec of
listening. On the same subject, I really appreciate high class operators like
CR3OO or ZF2MJ, who signed after each QSO and we can see in the posted score
that their rate was not affected. Thanks everyone for calling/answering and
thanks CQWW for sponsoring the best radio event of the year! 73, Alex YO9HP
 
DF3OL   SOABClassic LP   179,1032017-11-28 16:46:23
K3, 80W out; vertikal &amp; 30m wire up 5m
 
KI6OY   SOABClassic LP   8,9322017-11-28 16:52:53
100 watts and a wire s&amp;p
 
YT1X(@YT3X)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   460,4602017-11-28 17:01:30
4sq + 3 bevs, IC-7700, Graco LPA... TNX Miki YT3X for sharing FB QTH Visak...

CU in CQ 160m CW
 
SN2M(SP2XF)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   920,9852017-11-28 17:18:42
TNX all QSO's.
My congrats to DR1D / DK8ZZ result. Amazing QSO number!

Conditions in SP2 land were poor on saturday, it could be seen on livescore
that southern EU stations are logging 2x more QSO's every hour... Fortunately,
this time I was mostly focused on battle with SN2B/SP2FAX station, who is quite
close to my QTH. Big TNX Mark SQ2GXO for the effort and great competition.

After some tower works in September(TNX Andy SQ2A for help), actually one of
the 10-15m tribander yagi was replaced with new 40m beam. Now, the set up is: 2
x 2el Yagi (on separate towers) and 8 Bev's 160-320m long. RX side worked
extremely well, I can remember only few cases where I could not read a
callsign. But TX antennas are a bit too low (towers are aprox. 24m and 17m
high). And too small ;-)

This band offers a lot of possibilities during whole 24hrs, but I definetely
prefer the 36hrs limit for single op that we have in WPX. According to N1MM
stats I managed to be on the radio 41h:21min , so the final result could be
much more competitive, if I'd stay longer. But I after spending 3 days in the
fields, working on Beverage system and 3 nights working on cables in the
shack... I just was totally exausted, when the contest started.

Most exciting moments were during sunday morning, when we had short but amazing
opening over the north pole. Many W6,7, VE7 were logged, including NL7V from
zone 1 (booming sig!) and the most surprising - few JA's at abt 7:00 AM UTC.
Signals came cleary from the north and were readable ONLY from 355 deg. The
funny thing is that I was wondering few days ago if it really makes sense to
put one more Beverage, in such rare direction like North...

Band was crowded as always in CQWW but the worst thing we have to deal with are
those mad, blind callers when a new mult appears on the cluster. Many times I
noticed they DO NOT even hear the DX mult at all, but sending the call
endlessly... (eg. 9A1A calling V73NS on sunday and making very difficult the
QSO for others).

73's and CU in... WPX RTTY? ;-)

Mac SP2XF / SN2M
 
LZ2FL   SOSB(A)/40 HP   85,8502017-11-28 17:38:06
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 504 850 24 77 1,7
Total 504 850 24 77 1,7
Score: 85 850
1 Mult = 5,0 Q's
 
YR8D(YO5LD)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   417,6272017-11-28 17:44:57
4sq antenna
Sadly missed some countries and zones because of the really big gun stations
jumping on the frequency and continuously calling the DX station, not thinking
about QRMing others and the DX also.

Many nice countries worked, highlight being PY0F who came back to my CQ.
 
9A5Y   M/S HP   8,825,0242017-11-28 18:06:32
Yo,

This was fun, even with few shorcomings @ station

(Didn't have BVG's, rotator for 20, HP on 10m, any kind of filters,... )

First time in MS from this station and I'm more than satisfied whit everything
(EQM/OPs). But will be much better next time ;)

It was fun to race on livescore, that definitelly bring another dimesion to the
game.

Thanks for playing &amp; see ya next time

for 9A5Y, Vedran 7DX
 
9Y4/VE3EY   SOAB HP   9,525,8842017-11-28 18:25:59
Here went another ‘out of suitcase operation’ again. Like in previous
years, I travelled alone and short of the power extension cord, I brought
along everything.

On the good side &quot; no power outages. I had hydro power all the time
during my stay. My score is almost identical to last year’s though, but this
year I had twice the power (1K versus 500W) and I operated 4 hours longer.
‘Butt-in-the-chair’ counter indicates I was active for 46 hours.

From this perspective I actually did worse this time. I felt that high band
conditions were not as good as last year. I am not sure if the reason is the
lack of high band propagation or the fact that I had to relocate the SteppIR
vertical further inland to make space for a beach wedding which took place on
Saturday. I found myself number of times running empty handed on high bands
even for US which normally yields an endless stream of callers on 20 and 15.

My two hour break time was divided equally between one hour nap time at the
keyboard and attending to a Low Band vertical at 3am local time when SWR
suddenly went up from nothing to 1:4. When I went out to the beach with the
flashlight I could not see anything physically wrong with the antenna. I
fiddled for some time with the L/C matching box and the best I could do was to
bring the SWR down to 3.5 which at the far end of the coax showed as 2.5. I
ended up using the ATU on the SS amp to be able to continue on 80. I suspect
the problem has something to do with the coaxial relay used to switch between
80 and 160 but the autopsy is still pending.

When everything is factored in, and having operated like this four times from
this place, this is likely as good as it gets (for me). Next phase to
improving the score would be to add a second radio and everything that comes
with it. This is obviously easier said than done. Out of 170Lbs of stuff I
keep hauling between the airports, my personal effects allowance is 4 pounds.
This means I can take a toothbrush and 3 T-shirts on a weeklong rotation. I
briefly made an attempt in talking my wife into coming along to increase weight
allowance, but her response was brisk: ‘Fool me once, shame on you, fool me
twice &quot; shame on me’ and that was the end of it. She is still very
supportive of what I do, but she is not eager to have much part of it.

All in all I enjoyed the event very much &quot; especially the feel of doing
this on the low bands. They were in great shape.

Rig: One K3S/10 and Expert 1.3K-FA amplifier.
Ant: Top loaded vertical for 160/80 and SteppIR vertical for 40 meters and up.
 
OM3TZZ   SOSB(A)/40 HP   371,9012017-11-28 18:31:31
RIG: FT1000MKV + PA 800W + vertical

Very difficult with just simple wire vertical on my backyard.
But I had fun anyway.
TNX for all QSOs.

73 de Jaro
 
OH6QU   SOSB(A)/15 HP   235,9442017-11-28 18:48:36
Well, I knew SOSB 15M (A) won’t be easy at this stage of sunspot cycle from
the high latitudes (63N). And sure a minor magnetic disturbance just couple of
hours before the contest didn’t help it either. Thanks to these factors the
propagation across a polar area towards USA/Canada, Pacific and Japan was more
or less blocked on 15M for the first 30 hours of the contest. After the first
24 hours of contest I had only 8 JAs and 10 W/VEs stations in my log. Saturday
was mainly S&amp;P as CQing didn’t produce much QSOs. Luckily the propagation
got better Sunday morning and finally I was able to run EU stations several
hours. There were a short opening towards North America on Sunday afternoon but
signal strengths were rather poor. The East Coast big guns were only S5-6 at
their best.

I was hoping to have a good night time openings via the polar path to North
America, Pacific and Japan but it wasn’t producing much QSOs this year. Just
after the contest started at 02 AM local time in Friday night I got JA7NVF
&amp; JH8SLS and RA0FF (Zone 19). Saturday night VE7VR &amp; WJ9B (both Zone 3)
and W0SD (Zone 4) went into the log around midnight. Just few hours before the
contest ended in Sunday night A31MM started to draw a faint signal line on the
panadapter. Finally I managed to log him around half past midnight local time
as a last QSO in the contest. Around the same time I also heard NH6JC but he
was too busy with W/VE pileup. Most probably I also heard 5W1SA at the same
time but he was audible only a very short time and too weak to copy properly.
During the Sunday evening and night I heard dozens of other W/VE stations but
they were mainly doing S&amp;P, or not able to copy me. Several stations I
called e.g. K0RF, W7RM and NK8Q started to rotate their antennas to completely
wrong direction most probably because they didn’t believe the caller was from
EU.

Missing Zones: 1, 6 and 40.

The contest setup was FTdx5000 + OM2500A / 1.5 kW and 3 x Hy-Gain TH7DX.

CU in next year!
Jari OH6QU &amp; OG6A
https://www.qrz.com/db/OH6QU/
 
OK1MMN   SOSB/20Classic LP   40,5452017-11-28 19:34:21
RIG FT1K FLD, ANT 3x3 ECO YAGI @ 14m, SFI 73
 
VK2PN   SOABClassic HP   269,8082017-11-28 19:40:11
Good fun. The first 10 hours the conditions were excellent, the rest of the
allocated time only marginal.
My result is about 30% less than last year.
 
LX7I   M/S HP   7,424,1002017-11-28 19:51:34
Much like this year's WPX CW another &quot;2OSR&quot; (two operator single
radio) session competing in the M/S category.

Decent rates throughout the event with fair conditions on the low bands. 15
meter was OK on Saturday but a waste of time on Sunday.
Unfortunately we did not have the manpower to log more multies.

Philippe's (LX2A) station worked great. (except for the southern European
rotators)


All in all a very pleasant radio weekend ...


Ron DL3BPC
Dan DL5SE
 
OK3C(OK2ZC)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   202,0482017-11-28 19:56:41
read here

http://ok2zc.blogspot.cz/2017/11/cq-ww-cw-2017.html

73 and see you in Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge
 
WG3J   SOAB HP   626,9342017-11-28 19:59:05
single oped this one bands were not great unassisted was a challenge for sure
 
CT9/OL3R(OK1VWK)   SOSB(A)/20 LP   448,3352017-11-28 20:27:19
First time Madeira trip, together with Vaclav OK6RA. 85kg of material
transported to island by aircraft. Crazy weather conds, strong wind, lightning,
electrostatic rain limited time on the air. Lost Microkeyer and Moxon beam. But
still alive and satisfied. I will come back again next year.
 
OZ8AE   SOAB(A) HP   994,8382017-11-28 20:54:21
Max 300 watts to a TH3MK4 at 10 meters, 80 meter dipole at 9 meters, 40 meter
inverted dipole at 10 meters, W9INN sloper for 80 and 160 meter put up in an
inverted L-configuration in my 12 meter flagpole, feedpoint 2 meters above
ground, 2 elevated radials for 160 and 3 elevated radials for 80 meter. Mostly
s/p during the contest. Condx up in Denmark very difficult. But I had fun. 80
meters really surprised me. See You next Year - under better radio conditions.
73 Joergen OZ8AE
 
N1SZ   SOAB LP   14,6082017-11-28 20:57:36
Limited time this weekend. All S&amp;P.
 
S5ØA   SOSB/40 HP   609,4532017-11-28 21:08:25
First 24 hours went very fine but then storms and snow prevent any operation for
hours, so stopped the operation. Pity, since start was fine (340 qsos in first 2
hours).
Cu next big one, 73 Tine Brajnik, S50A
 
LB3RE   SOSB(A)/80 LP   5,6332017-11-28 21:18:59
WIRES ONLY in garden at city lot.
Limited time due heavy health issue
No chance to QRV from contest QTH, had been in bed for 1 week
Hope to be better and recover to get a chance to QRV seriously for CQ 160 and
WPX RTTY
 
EC1KR   SOAB(A) LP   5,7602017-11-28 21:18:59
Testimonial participation with 100w and a bad triband, I hope CU as ED1R next
year. 73 de Jesus EC1KR
 
KQ8Z(GMØIIO)   SOSB/20 LP   49,2882017-11-28 21:24:29
worked most of what I heard, but I didn't much !!!!!!
 
HA3LN   SOSB(A)/40 HP   435,2882017-11-28 21:32:11
What a week(end)... but not in "that" sense... :-)

It started last week with the high band Yagis. Windstorm killed the rotator
mast back in April. The plan was to lift them back on Friday before the contest
allowing me to enter SOAB. This is what you would not like to see when you have
such an ambition: http://ha3ln.hu/sad.jpg
In general the weather was pretty dry considering it's almost December but for
the 16t crane a minimal moisture was too much to climb the anyways not that
steep hill. So the Yagis are grounded until spring...


FT1000MP > AL-811 500W > full size 1/4 elevated vertical with 2 elevated
radials

This was the first SOA40m effort in CQWWCW and was impressive to see that the
band is almost open for 48 hours. The stations literally was sitting in every
200Hz but had no issues with the QRM.

The contest fun overall was great. It started pretty well with a 123 Q/first
hour rate but the rain static made the first 6 hours really difficult. It was
"own goal" not preparing with RX antenna...
After the sunrise the EU stns made me busy. Good to hear so many DL and UR
stations calling endlessly. I had a 20 mins nap @11UT but woke up by myself and
felt relaxed even for the rest of the 36 hours.

It must have been a temp brain-storm but I started to S&P again with really
low rates. After the sun went down the noise built up again and made the
reception hard. Could not really find a good spot to call CQ but there was not
that many NA stations either. The 2nd night was a real die hard part.

But the real surprise came ~12 UT on Sun. Out of the sudden a massive 100km/h
wind started to abuse the vertical which was rather yet in prototype status
regarding its guying. After couple of 10mins I looked out the window and saw
this: http://ha3ln.hu/bend.jpg
No, this was not the operational shape. Tried to pull it back but the wind was
too strong could not recover. So the contest was over loosing 12+ hours of good
eastern opening and even with some more to NA as well. I'm sure I could have
reached ~2100 in total by the end.

I salute to the operators of mults/double mults. After a cluster spot a bunch
of callers fell to the frequency made their life pretty hard as there was no
real politeness from the caller side. Have to mentions that 5H3EE made a great
choice with going to split. There was no difficulties to copy him but I could
not eally go through despite even to the 500W. After a while I gave up the mult
hunting as I could be more productive to make 3 other DX contacts in 1/10 of
time trying to catch a double mult. This way I lost z36, 37 and 38 as well.
Yes, I heard
TT8AO on the band true for only a very short time.

I'm kinda happy with the final score at least I can bring that positive that
there is potential to utilize next time.

Short summary:
Wanted to fix all antennas but ended up killing the last usable one as well...



Thanks to All who called me.

See you in the next one.

73!
Csaba HA3LN
http://ha3ln.hu/
 
KM4JA   SOAB(A) LP   84,2402017-11-28 21:35:14
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 103 294 14 42 2.9
14 54 143 15 31 2.6
21 54 148 13 29 2.7
Total 211 585 42 102 2.8
Score: 84,240
1 Mult = 1.5 Q's
 
MWØBRO   SOSB(A)/15 LP   43,8042017-11-28 21:35:46
First serious contest since getting new Icom 7300. 40m vertical element of DX
Commander multi-band vertical antenna used at 5/8 on 15 and quite effective at
cracking some serious pileups for some of the DX worked.

Steep learning curve but very enjoyable. Started off unassisted but wanted to
enjoy the contest and switched to assisted a couple of hours in to maximise the
fun.

Some good conditions to Caribbean from my little corner of Wales with many
islands worked.

Highlight of the contest was being called while running by NH2DX for double
mult and personal ATNO.
 
3V8SS(KF5EYY)   SOAB LP   5,051,7722017-11-28 21:36:03
An undetected frequency shift of 0.15 Khz on the radio led to the first 5 hours
to be miserable. Once the issue is sorted out, I felt more determined to finish
the contest as better as I can.
I almost used one radio in this year's contest. 2BSIQ really requires a proper
set up and a good preparation.
The recently installed vertical for 80m with 4 elevated radials worked
perfectly over the inv-V.

Thank you all for the Qs!!

73 Ash 3V/KF5EYY
www.kf5eyy.info
 
KP3W   SOAB(A) LP   41,3102017-11-28 22:33:36
only a G5RV antenna after the hurricane. Only searched and pounced, no run.
Operated with Bug keys, good fun - 73!
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   16,567,3442017-11-28 22:34:06
We did better than in 2016 in poorer 2017 condx, but looks like 2nd from 2016
will be third in 2017 swapping places with M6T guys this year :-)
(Still waiting for DF0HQ and ZA1WW scores though, so we'll see )
M6T gang made more QSOs on higher bands which this year were not so productive
here at LZ9W for some reason.
Two new antennas at LZ9W in 2017 CQWW CW part:
1. 4SQR (a ka K8UR ) on 40m which helped a lot for really good score on that
band (TNX LZ1UQ, IZ2GRG and LZ3RR )
2. 2 element Quad on 160m erected between two hills and fixed West. This one
was quite noisy on RX most of the time, but proved indispensable on TX. It
combined nicely with 320m Beverage in the same direction. Other antennas on top
band were - Beverages to East and South plus Inv.Vee at 45m and 26m T-Vertical.

First time ever we made over 1300 QSO on 160m.

Some of listed operators were part time, with 10 putting a full effort.

THANK YOU ALL for QSOs.
See you in WPX SSB 2018

73 de Wally LZ2CJ
on behalf of LZ9W M/M Contest Team
 
YU1ED   SOSB(A)/80 LP   95,1722017-11-28 23:23:56
YAESU FT 950
Power 100 W
Antenna: Dipol for 80m, between two high buildings 30m high.
73 Jimmy age: 77 yrs
 
WQ6X(@NX6T)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   121,4722017-11-28 23:29:04
This was another last minute remote operation from NX6T in Fallbrook.
While I didn't get started until 05:50z, overall the band condx were
quite good, so I am surprised in hearing how horrible condx were for
other W6 stations. The only bummer was 10-meters.
Several different CQs produced only one weak response from N6LL/7.

Because 40 meters was by far the best band for this operation I chose
to submit this log as a single-band 40-meter entry.

Throughout the weekend there were internet latency problems, so if at
times I seemed out of synch it was the internet, not incompetent SO2-R.

Usually running 40-meters presents me was TONs of intentional QRM after
07:00z (see my BLOG entry on the recent JIDX SSB contest).
During this last weekend the only intentional QRM was from calling CQ on
(what turned out to be) the National Tune-UP frequency and certain N/W
stations (do I need to name callsigns?) who always seemed to popup in
the bandmap about 400hz below my run frequency shortly after I called CQ.
They can copy CW, but not "QRL QSY PSE".

Because of my client commitments during the day on Saturday, 15 meters
was somewhat lacking until Sunday afternoon (23:00z) when a nice opening
to the South Pacific and Asia materialized.

Part of this weekend's success was timing. WQ6X busted dozens of HUGE
pileups by slipping the callsign during a momentary lull snagging the
QSO.
My biggest BEEF were the CT9/OM3 stations that often appeared in the
bandmap w/o the CT9/ prefix. Evidently the skimmer receivers could
not properly sort their callsigns out.

While I managed 73 countries on 40-meters alone, across all bands
WQ6X accomplished DXCC; not bad for a hit & miss operation.

Look for my writeup of this contest in the WQ6X Contest BLOG:
WQ6X.Blogspot.Com
 
VE7ACN/7   SOABClassic HP   1,852,4732017-11-28 23:54:57
That was an escape from noisy Metro Vancouver to do IOTA NA-075 (Galiano Island)
activation and have fun in the contest at the same time. I was really amazed how
well it could be done with just Spiderbeam @33 ft mast and vertical wires shot
to the tree with MFJ998RT auto tuner for 160-40 m.

I do understand that I caused some problems with /7 call sign as nobody
expected that. I did my best to make sure my call was received right during my
S&P, but I am confident that there are a lot of just VE7ACN calls in the
logs during my run. Won't do it again. However, there are a bunch of happy IOTA
chasers who got me in the contest.

Being spoiled for years with Big Gun stations RT0C (former UK0CAA, RZ0CWA,
RW0CWA)and VE7UF I had a feeling that I have huge station in my posession
again. I fact it was a 'suitcase' DXpedition rig and antennas travelled to
J3/VE7ACN, VP5/VE7ACN, KL7/VE7ACN, AL3/AA7CH, NL6/AA7CH and Canadian Islands.

73, Mike VE7ACN - RW0CN - AA7CH
 
WN4AFP   SOSB/40Classic LP   41,3102017-11-28 23:59:34
WOW! Nothing like the CQWW CW contest! Especially on 40m!

My focus this year was 40m LP...

So with that in mind, I set some personal goals for a 40m effort. Shooting for
300 Qs and 100 multipliers. The Q goal was a bit steep, but the mult was
realistic.. Regarding possible operating hours... I knew that I could run some
late night especially on CW &quot;stealth mode&quot; and limited hours during
the day, so 40m was going to work fine.

I'm running my old trusty IC-751 at about 80w and my 40m dipole with one end at
25 feet and the other at 8' pointing NE/SW. Using my Vibroplex Brass Racer
paddle with an old AEA MM1 memory keyer. Logged with N3FJP software. No CW
filters.

I actually started around 0015z or so and worked solid until 0800z. On
Saturday, I made contacts on other bands as time permitted and then returned to
40m in the evening and worked it as long as I could. Came back to 40m on Sunday
evening for the last hour or so of the game.

Friday and Sunday evening/night on 40m was amazing. Saturday evening/night 40m
rates were not good...It was difficult finding new stations to work... Band
conditions Saturday night were poor compared with Friday and Sunday.

Results / Contest Data

All band score: 140,140

17 operating hours (all bands)

Total contacts: 290
40m 178
20m 54
15m 54
10m 4

Total Mults: 182
QSO Points: 770

40m only score 41,310 (13 hours)
178 Qs
85 Multipliers
486 QSO Points

Thoughts/Comments
My best rate was on the high bands at 54 Qs/hr. My overall rate was 17 per
hour, but all S&amp;P. I knew that I wouldn't max out the hours, so I didn't
really care about rates... I just did my best to be on 40m as much as possible.
I did stay in touch with Kevan during the graveyard shift via email. I didn't
work all of the 'rare' dx that I heard, but I did manage to work Senegal,
Ghana, New Zealand and a few other nice ones on 40m. I even took a 2 hour break
on Saturday to watch the big football game.. I left the game early and got on
40m late on Saturday night.

CW speeds were in the 30+ range for most contacts in this race. There were some
in the 40-45 range too. i found that the best speed on 40m was about 30 wpm..
Anything faster 30 wpm can get lost in the noise so when conditions are tough,
slowing down a bit is a pretty good idea. When sigs were louder, then the
higher speed works.

One thing that helped my overall score was having all of those 40m mults early
in the contest. When I went to the high bands for a few hours, just about
everything I worked was a new zone/country and the QPoints began to climb.

I thought my overall score was pretty good for the station and hours and
working the 40m jungle only was decent too.

Glad to hear many of my stateside and DX friends on the air and i hope everyone
enjoyed the contest.. I did... I needed the stress-buster.

73s Dave WN4AFP
 
OK1CZ   SOABClassic LP   501,1772017-11-29 00:01:03
Rig IC-9100 100W
Ant Inv.L, Delta Loop/Low bands, 2el. mini beam/High bands
 
N6CW   SOAB(A) HP   420,0462017-11-29 00:05:35
HYGain AVQ-640 vertical and 28 foot high 80 meter dipole. IC-7410 + ACOM 1000.
 
WXØB(AD5Q)   SOAB HP   4,286,5332017-11-29 00:24:21
Conditions were way better than last year, but still low sunspots. Began contest
with 20m JA's, then pounced 40 for mults and didn't start EU run until it was
too late for good rate. The sunrise opening over EU only works with higher
flux, so ran JA's all morning and they were great. On 2nd night had trouble
getting anything going on 40.

We fixed the run rig problem from last year but a different one made SO2R
intermittent on day 2. Did the strategy mostly right, but regret missing all
the JA runs on 15 and forgot to do Asia there. Was preoccupied looking for zone
29 on 20m LP (failed). Nailed the short 15m EU runs perfectly, but sigs were
much weaker on day 2. Only 2 zone 16's worked on 15, and it will probably get
worse since the solar cycle hasn't bottomed yet.

Low bands were different. Couldn't work an EU on 160 the first night and mults
were also low on 80. On 2nd night both bands were very quiet and the SAL had
more fun than ever. Most of the 80m Q's were EU's, where usually they are JA's.


The receive antenna situation here is constantly changing. Originally built
three bi-directional 600ft ladder line beverages to cover 6 directions. They
were really high maintenance because the lakeside QTH gets frequent lightning
hits. Between these 3 bevs, the 2 I had at home QTH and another 2 at N5YA I was
constantly building feedpoint boxes and they would get zapped (one even blown to
bits). Also had to walk the bevs before each contest to check for blown or
melted ladder line. The bevs are history and were replaced by one of the
original Hi-Z's which worked better. Then came the SAL, which beat the Hi-Z 90%
of the time. These are low maintenance antennas. For several years I've had
choice of either - until recently. A 2nd SAL has replaced the rarely used
Hi-Z, with plans drawn to phase and switch them in at least 4 directions on
both 80 &amp; 160 - but I totally don't understand how the phasing will work.
Looking forward to using them since there are still guys that hear better than
us - typically using bigger bevs or 2 in phase / or just a quiet QTH way out in
the country. We don't have that, so the SAL is the best option. The WX0B station
is the beta site for the SAL, and I am very privileged to have been the first to
use every version in contests due to people with close ties with the place that
makes them. Access to this station is also really huge. Thanks, Jay and
Sharon!

Roy -- AD5Q
 
VK4DX   SOSB/40Classic LP   207,3122017-11-29 01:28:29
This was my first contest after many years. The band was very busy but I was
able to have some decent runs and and most importantly have some fun.

Murphy was there as well, firstly to ruin my CW interface 10 minutes into the
contest so I had to key manually and secondly to break both of my plastic
paddles, so I had to use some wire and sticky tape to keep them attached to the
keyer.

It was quite disappointing to see some stations just show up on the frequency
and start calling CQ, completely ignoring my PSE QSYs, including at least one
respectable contest/dx-pedition. Yes, they could hear me very well, they
worked me 5 minutes later quite happily. But, hey, what's new.

Rig: FT DX-3000, 100wtts
Antenna: Hustler 6BTV with 9 radials
 
N5XZ   SOAB(A) HP   45,0562017-11-29 01:39:44
Part time fun.
 
KQ3F(@KC3WX)   M/2 HP   2,579,4842017-11-29 02:32:04
Portable set up we normally use for Field Day and PA QSO atop Flint Hill and
Wimmer roads near Coopersburg, PA. All equipment worked fine. We had a kerosene
heater plus the rig/amp to keep us somewhat warm.
 
WO9S(@WO9J)   SOAB LP   13,6322017-11-29 02:55:40
First remote contest operation! Thanks to Mike, WO9J, for the use of
his station with good verticals. Still learning the ropes but lots of fun.
 
N9UC(WO9S)   SOSB/20 LP   3,1962017-11-29 02:59:32
Just a short spell to see how 20 was doing. Using the U of Chicago club call.
 
AL1G   SOSB/20 HP   32,8902017-11-29 03:09:04
In the short time I had available to do the contest in between Nutcracker ballet
orchestra performances all weekend (two shows a day), I had as much fun as I
could manage to fit in. Thanks to all who called!
 
K2OID   SOABClassic HP   24,5252017-11-29 03:15:11
Band Zones Countries QSOs QSO points
40 9 20 29 68
20 16 33 58 106
15 11 18 25 48
10 1 1 1 3
Totals 37 72 113 225

Multiplier 109 (Zones + Countries)
Claimed Score 24525 (QSO pts. X Mult.)
 
W4MYA   SOAB(A) HP   1,635,1652017-11-29 03:21:56
Mostly S/P
Run em
 
K7DSE   SOAB(A) HP   50,1542017-11-29 03:39:06
Mainly S&amp;P with interruptions, but always fun. Thank you to JA/Asia friends
for the run at the end.
 
W4ER   SOSB(A)/40 QRP   4,0702017-11-29 04:23:12
Friday evening was better than Saturday although I worked a new country on 40m
Saturday night. If confirmation comes through LOTW that will make 100
confirmed on 40m QRP!

Heard two other new ones but was not able to make the Q even though I spent an
inordinate amount of time pursuing both...the pileups were huge!

Thanks to all for digging me out of the noise!

K3 @ 5 watts to dipole

73, John
 
YO3LP   SOAB(A) LP   403,3682017-11-29 07:06:36
Nice contest as usual. Only a part time effort. Friday afternoon prior the
contest I hung a new G5RV to a small TV Aerial mast at 4th floor of building.
Due to a lack of space I have very inverted the sides of this ANT. But it
worked. It is a very pity I didn't have a time for higher bands. To have a
more mults on 80 than on 20M or 15M seems to be funny... :-)
TRX : FT 1000 MP MKV
AER: G5RV
Interface : Microham - USB micro KEYER II
LOG: Wirte log

Thanks all of You for a QSO.
 
OQ5M(@ON5ZO)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   684,2882017-11-29 08:04:01
OB1-40 rotary dipole at 23m high, K3 + 1200W, N1MMLogger (of course).
Two switchable fixed RX loops: one aiming JA/ZL and one for NA/SA. These can
really help. Used for diversity RX.

More here:
http://www.oq5m.be
 
RY9C(UA8DX)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   272,0232017-11-29 09:39:11
73!
 
LZ4T(LZ4TL)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   683,7252017-11-29 10:08:32
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 2208 3907 36 139 1.8
Total 2208 3907 36 139 1.8
Score: 683,725
1 Mult = 12.6 Q's
 
K3ABE   SOABRookie HP   8,3162017-11-29 10:11:59
Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : CW
Default Exchange : 05
Gridsquare : FN20FQ
ARRL Section : EPA
Club/Team : FRC
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6903.0

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 8 23 4 8 2.9
14 43 123 10 26 2.9
21 3 8 3 3 2.7
Total 54 154 17 37 2.9


Score: 8,316
Rig: FTDX1200
Amp: AL-811 - 500W
Antennas: G5RV

Soapbox : Although I could not post a big score, I had fun. I had family plans
which took up the whole weekend, I learned quite a bit about my CW
limitations and was somewhat surprised how well my equipment performed.
 
LN8W(@LA8W)   M/M HP   8,264,2002017-11-29 10:46:07
First of all, thanks to all of you responding to our calls !
Thank you for a lot of QSOs and a lot of nice mults.

Wow, this was fun !
Not so much because of the conditions or the result, but rather because we
achieved the biggest ever Multi-Multi operation from Norway.
We could gather most of the experienced operators from LA3Z/LN3Z and LA9Z/LN9Z
in addition to the established operators from LA8W/LN8W and a couple of
newcomers at our place.
What a team !!!
Thank you so much for joining !!!

And what an effort prior to the contest to put up new antennas despite snow,
ice rain and wind !
Most important was an additional RX 4-Square for 80m in addition to the one we
got prior to the SSB leg. Tt sure worked well on 80m as well.
And some of the guys quickly erected a quarter wave vertical for 40m just as
dusk appeared on Friday. This also showed important for us.
Thank you so much for the hard work !!!

So this was first time ever in Norway to have a station with 6 individual
monoband setups.
The rigs are not too bad, equipment collected from old LA8W/LN8W and LA9Z/LN9Z
as well as a few new Acquisitions, mostly Elecraft K3S and K3's but also one
Orion-II. Linears are still several brands, mostly manual tune, but also a
couple auto tune linears. Not so much problems with manual tume linears when we
have monoband setups, but still, we look forward to when we can operate with all
stations equal.

The team was just tremendous, extremely good CW operators with a lot of
experience in contesting. This was really, really fun !
And it's just the start...

Looking forward to the next big contest

73 de
Roy / LA5KO
 
ZB2TT   M/S LP   1,706,2382017-11-29 10:59:26
This entry will go in as a M/S as K1ZM was visiting ZB and he did a bit of
operating on Saturday morning before he flew back to the US.

Operating time: 34.5 Hours, poor antenna on 40m / 80m meant I could not operate
throughout the entire night, as there was only a handful of stations that could
hear me.

Rig: IC-7300 100w
Antenna 20m-10m: Hex Beam @9m / 29ft (fixed north)
Antenna 40m-80m: Same hex beam with tuner
Software: N1MM+

Contesting from ZB brings a lot of challenges, little space and high population
density do not help for antenna space or QRM.


Restricted antennas on 80m / 40m had a major impact on the score, apologies for
the very weak signal on these bands.

10m - Awful in comparison to RTTY and SSB, only a few of the big South American
stations where workable. From the look of DXMaps there was some Es around
Northern Europe, but in Southern Europe there was none.

15m - Short lived openings to both Europe and North America, the band did not
stay open after sunset which is unusual here. Some strong strong South East
Asia during the early afternoon but no JA.

20m - Fantastic conditions throughout the contest on 20m, there was not the
usual lull during the day as the band continued to perform. I can only presume
that this is due to a lower MUF and less absorption creating optimum conditions
on 20m. Good long path into JA both mornings and the band stayed open until
around 1830z with a good opening to zone 3 both days. A very strange opening
occurred to North America on Saturday morning just after my local sunrise,
around 5-6 hours before their sunrise.

40m - Great conditions early both mornings on 40m to North America, also able
to work into ZL and JA around my sunrise. Difficult to run without a resonant
antenna on this band, for some reason it was far easier to work North America
in comparison to Europe.

80m - Best efforts here, anyone who managed to work me on this band has some
seriously good RX.

73 DE ZB2TT
 
N5FO   SOAB(A) HP   2,682,8802017-11-29 12:02:34
This was my first attempt at a DX contest using &quot;Assisted&quot;. It was
interesting for sure, but not the &quot;magic wand&quot; I thought it might be.
Although very helpful, especially to recognize any sort of opening, there were
many &quot;bogus&quot; spots, and quite a few &quot;busted calls&quot;.

I went into this one with the goal of beating my previous best &quot;BIC&quot;
of 42 hours, but by 0200 (14hrs w/only 1/2hr sleep)lots of aches &amp; pains,
and dwindling rates, I gave up and slept for almost 10hrs straight!

I had only a few equipment issues this time, but it was very alarming to lose
the Wi-Fi at the contest start. The antennas played well, with the exception of
160M transmit, my weakest band. I could have used a little help on 80, at 0240
the first night, the EU's were cq'ing in my face! I realized this contest that
the narrow directionality of the OptiBeam can be both an advantage &amp;
disadvantage, noticing how well the X9 did at snagging signals off the sides,
and sometimes the back, in addition to having some forward gain. However, after
trying for some 5 minutes Sunday to bust the 20M pileup for OA4SS with the X9,
one call at 18:11 with the OB was immediately answered through the chaos.

Overall conditions here were less than hoped for, and I found the contest
&quot;rather boring&quot;. I can honestly say I never had a single big pileup,
that lasted for more than a minute or two, and the JA runs that we depend on
here were steady but certainly nothing to brag about. Many times it was so
slow, I went back to tuning for q's and mults on the 2nd radio, just to fight
the boredom.

With all that said, thanks to all for the zones &amp; countries!
C U in the next one,
Sam
 
EF8A(4O3A)   SOAB HP   5,200,0002017-11-29 14:17:06
The chance to go to EA8 appeared a minute before midnight but just in time to
test Power Genius XL in the hardest possible conditions.

Even though I knew EA8URE was a city station I had ambitions to make a good
score before arriving. However, when I finally came there my ambitions quickly
dispersed. Noise S9+ on 160M and 80M made these bands unusable. After the first
night I had only four 160M QSOs in my log? At sunrise I could only hear the
strongest signals on 80M. Any serious result was unreachable so I changed my
goal to testing my software toys in detail and enjoying contesting from this
side instead.

This really didn’t spoil my enjoyment.

Power Genius worked without problems. It was completely cool in dual CQ mode.
SO2R operation was comfortable. Thanks to the Windows app you can place the
amplifier somewhere on the side and forget about it. You can see how all of
this looks like here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMqWizeHwHU

EA8URE is a ham radio heaven. Even though it’s not the best contest location
it is one of the best and most functional clubs I had the pleasure of visiting
so far. Excellent atmosphere, enthusiasm and great hosts are the impressions we
are taking back. Marko, 4O9TTT and Nikola, YU1XDX came along with me for the
weekend and spent all their time there instead of in a hotel. A real HAM
paradise.

Big thanks to Juan and the hosts for the support and an excellent amateur radio
weekend. I am certain our friendship will continue.

73
Ranko
 
CT9/OK6RA   SOSB(A)/40 LP   762,8522017-11-29 14:34:04
IC706,vertical,dipole.
 
DK8ZB(@DF9ZP)   SOAB(A) LP   3,852,2112017-11-29 14:58:13
Thanks for the Q's

73 de barney
 
RX7M   M/2 HP   4,456,5602017-11-29 15:04:24
tnx for all
 
K9BGL   SOAB HP   937,2152017-11-29 16:51:10
Gave up early both nights due to power line noise on 40, 80, and 160.
 
E74Y   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   135,3862017-11-29 17:01:43
RIG:FT 817......ANTENAs...4 el.yagi monoband (desing YU7EF..nice antena) +
vertical + dipole. 73 to all contesters!
 
7X2ARA(DL7FER)   SOAB LP   3,368,6402017-11-29 17:03:53
I am grateful that we eventually managed to pull this one off. What an amazing
experience!
Operations took place from the hillsides of downtown Algiers with the
inconvenience of a high noise level on the bands and take-off to the north and
west blocked by surrounding hilltops.
We used a mini beam w/o rotator@3m and a LW of abt 35m.
My thanks go out to the folks of ARA and their president 7X2RO for the
hospitality and invaluable support - you know what ham spirit is all about!
73
Felix
 
RW9QA   SOSB(A)/40 LP   66,7802017-11-29 17:09:39
Icom-7600, 2 el.yagi up 73m.
 
9A7A   M/2 HP   14,547,7082017-11-29 17:17:08
This years WWCW leg awarded us with a two different openings on Saturday
compared to Sunday.

There was a significant lack of opening into NA/JA on Sunday,when we have
started to slide down on one pointers.

Congrats to LZ5R,ES9C and EC2DX for putting on an excelent effort. Fight on
cqcontest.net was thrilling. And of course, congratulation to TK0C for #1 EU.

Sam, 9A3OS on behalf of 9A7A team.


See some statistics listed bellow ...


|band|NA |AS |EU |SA|AF|OC
+----+---+---+----+--+--+--
|1.8 |37 |27 |476 |6 |9 |1
|3.5 |436|155|1372|16|16|8
|7.0 |841|287|1263|36|29|29
|14.0|720|253|1155|37|29|24
|21.0|523|214|488 |79|38|28
|28.0|0 |7 |55 |2 |6 |1



CountryPrefix 1,8 3,5 7 14 21 28 Tot Accum
0 2 2 2 0 0 6 6
3B9 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 10
3V 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 15
3W 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 17
3X 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 20
4J 0 2 2 0 2 1 7 27
4L 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 32
4O 1 6 1 1 1 0 10 42
4S 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 43
4U1V 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 48
4X 2 6 8 5 2 1 24 72
5A 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 73
5B 3 2 3 2 2 1 13 86
5H 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 87
5W 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 88
5X 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 92
6W 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 95
6Y 1 2 2 2 2 0 9 104
7Q 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 105
7X 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 110
8P 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 111
8R 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 115
9A 1 3 5 7 2 2 20 135
9G 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 139
9H 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 145
9K 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 147
9M2 0 1 1 2 3 0 7 154
9M6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 158
9Q 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 159
9V 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 161
9Y 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 166
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 167
A4 1 1 2 2 2 1 9 176
A6 1 2 1 1 2 0 7 183
A7 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 188
A9 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 191
BV 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 196
BY 0 7 28 15 26 0 76 272
C6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 276
CE 0 1 1 3 2 0 7 283
CE9 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 286
CM 0 1 5 2 1 0 9 295
CN 2 2 2 3 3 0 12 307
CT 3 3 8 5 6 1 26 333
CT3 3 5 7 7 5 2 29 362
CU 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 365
CX 0 0 1 2 5 1 9 374
DL 88 230 161 100 57 1 637 1011
DU 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1013
E7 3 13 2 4 2 0 24 1037
EA 10 52 73 61 28 1 225 1262
EA6 0 4 2 2 1 0 9 1271
EA8 1 5 9 8 11 1 35 1306
EA9 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1308
EI 2 5 3 7 2 0 19 1327
EK 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1329
ER 1 1 3 1 1 0 7 1336
ES 4 4 4 6 2 2 22 1358
EU 14 28 25 14 5 1 87 1445
EX 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1448
EY 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1449
F 9 30 39 42 23 1 144 1593
FG 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1594
FJ 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 1599
FK 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1601
FM 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 1606
FY 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1609
G 15 39 56 75 37 3 225 1834
GD 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1836
GI 1 2 1 2 0 0 6 1842
GJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 1845
GM 3 12 14 15 4 1 49 1894
GU 1 1 1 3 2 1 9 1903
GW 1 3 8 6 2 0 20 1923
HA 15 38 18 23 11 2 107 2030
HB 5 14 13 10 4 1 47 2077
HB0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 2082
HC 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 2086
HH 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 2090
HI 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2092
HK 0 0 3 4 3 0 10 2102
HK0/A 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 2106
HL 0 3 2 2 1 0 8 2114
HP 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 2118
HR 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 2121
HS 0 2 6 5 9 1 23 2144
HZ 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 2149
I 20 75 33 29 18 1 176 2325
IS 0 3 3 2 0 0 8 2333
IT9 3 2 3 8 5 1 22 2355
J3 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 2358
J6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 2362
JA 9 55 123 101 75 1 364 2726
JT 1 1 2 2 1 0 7 2733
K 25 389 765 642 454 0 2275 5008
KH0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 5012
KH2 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 5017
KH6 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 5020
KL 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 5023
KP2 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 5029
KP4 0 2 2 1 1 0 6 5035
LA 5 11 15 20 4 1 56 5091
LU 0 3 3 4 15 0 25 5116
LX 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 5122
LY 10 27 16 19 9 6 87 5209
LZ 3 20 26 12 6 1 68 5277
OA 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 5282
OE 6 11 6 8 3 2 36 5318
OH 8 27 36 32 9 2 114 5432
OH0 1 2 2 1 1 1 8 5440
OK 27 64 22 27 9 2 151 5591
OM 10 24 13 18 7 3 75 5666
ON 4 17 16 14 6 1 58 5724
OX 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5725
OY 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 5727
OZ 4 20 11 7 7 0 49 5776
P4 1 2 2 3 3 0 11 5787
PA 17 55 43 37 15 1 168 5955
PJ2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 5960
PJ4 1 1 2 2 2 0 8 5968
PY 1 1 8 8 35 1 54 6022
PY0F 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 6027
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 6032
S5 14 31 22 29 17 5 118 6150
S7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6151
SM 6 30 34 36 19 1 126 6277
SP 30 72 49 37 24 0 212 6489
SU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6490
SV 1 10 5 5 3 0 24 6514
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6515
SV9 1 1 2 3 2 1 10 6525
T7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6526
TA 0 2 6 3 0 0 11 6537
TA1 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 6540
TF 0 1 2 3 2 0 8 6548
TG 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6549
TI 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 6555
TK 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 6562
TU 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 6564
TZ 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 6566
UA 55 174 240 272 85 2 828 7394
UA2 2 6 5 1 2 1 17 7411
UA9 9 55 74 91 58 0 287 7698
UK 0 2 1 2 1 0 6 7704
UN 1 9 9 11 6 0 36 7740
UR 37 128 147 109 18 2 441 8181
V2 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 8187
V3 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 8191
V4 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 8196
V6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8197
V7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8198
V8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8199
VE 4 25 41 52 41 0 163 8362
VK 1 2 10 8 8 1 30 8392
VP5 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 8397
VP8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8398
VP8/H 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8399
VP9 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 8403
VQ9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8404
VR 0 0 1 0 4 0 5 8409
VU 0 0 5 2 8 0 15 8424
XE 0 1 2 2 2 0 7 8431
XU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8432
YA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8433
YB 0 2 7 5 6 0 20 8453
YL 4 13 11 7 6 1 42 8495
YN 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 8500
YO 13 22 32 9 5 0 81 8581
YU 10 24 14 9 5 1 63 8644
YV 0 1 4 2 2 0 9 8653
Z3 1 5 4 4 1 0 15 8668
ZA 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 8673
ZB 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 8678
ZF 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 8684
ZL 0 1 5 4 6 0 16 8700
ZP 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 8702
ZS 0 0 1 0 7 2 10 8712
Total 556 2006 2487 2221 1371 71 8712 8712
 
KQ2M   SOAB HP   4,723,7362017-11-29 17:45:09
I operated the entire 33 hours with ONE radio NON-assisted since I am competing
in the CLASSIC NON-assisted category. The extra 9 hours of operation were to
boost the club score. My score for the first 24 hours for the CLASSIC
NON-assisted category:

2,385 q 111 z 363 c 3,273,444

Write up to follow in a few weeks.
Tnx for the qsos and mults!

73

Bob KQ2M

kq2m@kq2m.com
www.rlsfinancialgroup.com
 
N4CW   SOAB LP   16,4432017-11-29 17:48:01
KX3 barefoot to Z-shaped &quot;dipole&quot; mounted against ceiling in garage
(about 8 feet up). Best I could do portable in restricted-covenant subdivision
in 7 hours.
 
EU4E   SOSB/160 HP   111,2732017-11-29 18:20:27
CU
 
OK3RM   SOSB(A)/160 HP   143,8912017-11-29 18:57:41
thanks to all who called me, my first serious contest at 160m, unfortunately, on
Sunday, I was unleashed, there was an irreparable damage to the linear
amplifier, so I finished prematurely, conditions seemed better to me on Sunday
than on Saturday, namely the direction to the US, unfortunately, the listening
antennas were missing in other directions like Africa and the North, I had only
5 listening antennas in the direction of Caribbean, USA, South America,
Australia and Japan, in lengths from 205 to 264 meters, the transmitting
antenna was vertical 27m high with a cap hat and two elevated radials,
complemented by a grounded network with a large number of other radials not
connected to a coaxial cable, I tested both the FT1000MP and the IC765 during
the contest, the winner became icom, I had quite a lot of problems with
winkeyer, constantly without power, problem on the battery holder side and
problem with 3.5 / 6.3mm jack on the rear panel, when receiving occasional
problems with the nearby train station, high-voltage traction and the frozen
trolley hurried and jerked as the train rode, when listening from the East,
there is a problem with an electric fence for horses, yet I'm all excited and
happy about it, thanks for the beautiful weekend
 
VE6LB   SOAB(A) HP   200,7042017-11-29 19:22:12
Best contest conditions here in a long time.
 
SK3W   M/M HP   10,717,3822017-11-29 20:55:52
Both the Sun and the silent geomagnetic field made the contest a lot better than
expected.

We finally decided to go for the Multi-Multi category instead of Multi-2,
despite only 6 operators available. The good propagation kept us busy on the
four operating positions for almost the entire contest.

It was nice to follow the real time score at cqcontest.net and the Scandinavian
Battle with our friends at OF5Z. It was very tight until the bitter end and kept
us alert and excited for the whole contest. No victims, except a poor mouse that
was caught in one of the mouse traps.
 
K3KU   SOAB LP   21,1112017-11-29 21:00:51
I finished my Saturday night shift at W3LPL about 14Z and came home. Of course,
I played around a bit from home, just calling the loud ones. I did do a couple
of CQs to see who would respond to the fresh meat. Those EF8R guys are sharp.

There sure are a lot of countries in the Caribbean and SA, easy pickings from
here, especially on 15M and 20M, with 100W and a dipole.

I set a small goal: work at least one non-VE DX QSO on each band. 10M
cooperated with a little opening to SA (that band seems to know when it's
Sunday afternoon of a contest weekend). 80M yielded a European. Heard some
Europe on 160M, but could not get through; had to settle for a PJ2.

I don't have a count from my 'LPL work, but I do know that my 88 QSOs from home
are more than I made from 02Z to 10Z Sunday on 20M at 'LPL.
 
9A4GD   SOAB LP   67,0322017-11-29 21:30:41
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: 9A4GD
CLUB:CROATIAN CONTEST CLUB
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 67032
OPERATORS: 9A4GD
NAME: Nevenko Dolovski
ADDRESS: Vinogradska 13 F
ADDRESS: Ludbreg
ADDRESS-CITY: Ludbreg
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: N/A
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: n/a
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: CROATIA
CERTIFICATE: NO
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6903.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
CN2R   M/2 HP   24,781,1042017-11-29 21:37:06
It is a shame - but once more a lot of problems - we lost connection of the
antennas to both run stations in Saturday morning - it took us full 12 hours to
found out what is going on and fix it - we were still operating on inband
antennas - but...

Than the morale was low - we knew we are out of the game, so we operated just
for fun, the inbands were not populated all the time.

The positive found was that the new 20m antennas work well (tested only in
Sunday) and of course we all had fun and do hope next time Mr.Murphy will go
somewhere else.
 
DL1A   M/2 HP   8,371,1342017-11-29 21:49:40
Started into the Contest with some antenna damages from a recent storm. No
stacked antennas on 15m and the 2 ele 80m beam was broken. During the contest
we lost a K3 and generally suffered from worse condx compared to last year.
Anyhow, good activity and great fun most of the time.

73
Maik DJ2QV for the DL1A crew
 
EC2DX   M/2 HP   14,646,2312017-11-29 22:38:08
A very fun contest surrounded by amazing operators and great friends, what can
go wrong? Well, Murphy can always pass by. But despite several problems during
the first morning on 15m that prevented us working on the inband (many
multipliers were lost since the band was way closer the second morning),
everything went well. The new 80m 4-square turned out to be a real killer, and
we also had great runs on 15, 20, 40… and even 160m! By the way, who stole
the 10m band? :-)

Many thanks to the 9,299 people that are in our logs and to those that tried
and didn't make it. And special thanks to Imanol (EC2DX) for having the station
in such a good condition for us to just come and “play”, and to Eider for
her great hospitality.

See you in the next one!
Roger (EA3ALZ) on behalf of the EC2DX team
 
K1TTT   M/M HP   10,420,9322017-11-29 23:43:36
10/12 YCCC
 
ZF2MJ(N6MJ)   SOAB HP   12,902,7102017-11-29 23:51:40
I apologize for submitting this score a little late. Life has been hectic since
the end of the contest.

A huge congratulations to CR3OO and TI7W for some amazing scores this year.

For the 3rd year in a row, I operated from the ZF1A station as ZF2MJ. This is
only possible with the help of many friends, including K6AM, N6CY, ZF1EJ and
CARS and my wife KK6SCE. In addition, I have been very fortunate to have some
great support from Icom. Once again the IC7851's performed flawlessly.

This year, I decided to add a 3rd radio into the mix. After some long
discussions with John, K6AM on how I wanted to implement this, he came up with
a plan and provided me with some new secret black boxes. These allowed for a
fully locked 3rd radio as well getting audio just the way I wanted it. Due to
some station issues, I wasn't able to use it to its full potential this year
but I think I will try it again next year.

The conditions were not all that good. The low bands to EU were much better
than last year, however the conditions to JA were very difficult. Also, 20m
closed very early for me both days which resulted in far fewer Q's than in
years past. Despite all of this, it was still great fun and I am already
planning on making some upgrades for next year.

Thanks for all the Q's and QSY's.

73,

Dan ZF2MJ / N6MJ

CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CALLSIGN: ZF2MJ
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS:

--&gt; D1CTT has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; D1DX has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; D1CTT has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; D1DX has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- 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 0 157 149 0 0 306 306 3.4
0100 0 143 170 0 0 0 313 619 6.9
0200 0 161 149 0 0 0 310 929 10.3
0300 114 27 137 0 0 0 278 1207 13.4
0400 0 173 146 0 0 0 319 1526 16.9
0500 48 129 37 0 0 0 214 1740 19.3
0600 34 106 53 0 0 0 193 1933 21.4
0700 5 70 130 0 0 0 205 2138 23.7
0800 1 59 118 0 0 0 178 2316 25.7
0900 0 13 85 49 0 0 147 2463 27.3
1000 1 58 121 1 0 0 181 2644 29.3
1100 1 62 132 51 0 0 246 2890 32.0
1200 0 0 36 178 72 0 286 3176 35.2
1300 0 0 0 155 191 0 346 3522 39.1
1400 0 0 0 138 180 0 318 3840 42.6
1500 0 0 0 139 170 1 310 4150 46.0
1600 0 0 0 130 155 9 294 4444 49.3
1700 0 0 0 134 79 3 216 4660 51.7
1800 0 0 0 173 96 0 269 4929 54.7
1900 0 0 0 111 124 0 235 5164 57.3
2000 0 0 0 115 94 1 210 5374 59.6
2100 0 0 0 142 72 1 215 5589 62.0
2200 0 0 0 128 67 0 195 5784 64.1
2300 0 0 86 127 1 0 214 5998 66.5
0000 0 1 157 32 0 0 190 6188 68.6
0100 58 0 44 0 0 0 102 6290 69.7
0200 1 102 87 0 0 0 190 6480 71.8
0300 82 76 0 0 0 0 158 6638 73.6
0400 24 44 66 0 0 0 134 6772 75.1
0500 16 2 120 0 0 0 138 6910 76.6
0600 9 68 49 0 0 0 126 7036 78.0
0700 7 22 77 0 0 0 106 7142 79.2
0800 0 0 101 0 0 0 101 7243 80.3
0900 0 10 28 0 0 0 38 7281 80.7
1000 0 41 22 0 0 0 63 7344 81.4
1100 0 11 60 24 0 0 95 7439 82.5
1200 0 0 7 115 21 0 143 7582 84.1
1300 0 0 0 108 138 0 246 7828 86.8
1400 0 0 0 40 81 0 121 7949 88.1
1500 0 0 0 45 88 0 133 8082 89.6
1600 0 0 0 40 22 2 64 8146 90.3
1700 0 0 0 3 118 3 124 8270 91.7
1800 0 0 0 47 91 3 141 8411 93.3
1900 0 0 0 83 10 12 105 8516 94.4
2000 0 0 0 126 0 52 178 8694 96.4
2100 0 0 0 37 82 4 123 8817 97.8
2200 0 0 7 93 57 0 157 8974 99.5
2300 0 0 37 8 0 0 45 9019 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 401 1378 2419 2721 2009 91 9019

Gross QSOs=9215 Dupes=196 Net QSOs=9019

Unique callsigns worked = 5186

The best 60 minute rate was 356/hour from 1249 to 1348
The best 30 minute rate was 374/hour from 1244 to 1313
The best 10 minute rate was 432/hour from 1253 to 1302

The best 1 minute rates were:
11 QSOs/minute 1 times.
10 QSOs/minute 2 times.
9 QSOs/minute 11 times.
8 QSOs/minute 39 times.
7 QSOs/minute 107 times.
6 QSOs/minute 204 times.
5 QSOs/minute 319 times.
4 QSOs/minute 479 times.
3 QSOs/minute 573 times.
2 QSOs/minute 531 times.
1 QSOs/minute 312 times.

There were 4770 bandchanges and 3241 (35.9%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 339 820 1081 1537 1324 61 5162 57.2
South America 12 15 25 38 62 27 179 2.0
Europe 45 487 976 927 524 0 2959 32.8
Asia 1 45 306 194 73 0 619 6.9
Africa 4 8 12 12 15 0 51 0.6
Oceania 0 3 17 11 11 3 45 0.5
??? 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 401 1378 2419 2721 2009 91 9019

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 40
4 4036
5 2998
6 1893
7 11
8 19
9 19
10 3

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
3V 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4J 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4L 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4O 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
4X 0 0 4 1 1 0 6 0.1
5B 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.1
6Y 2 2 1 2 2 1 10 0.1
7Q 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
8P 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
8R 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
9A 2 12 19 14 14 0 61 0.7
9G 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.0
9Y 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
A4 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
A6 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
BY 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0.0
C6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
CE 0 2 2 2 2 2 10 0.1
CM 1 3 1 0 0 0 5 0.1
CN 1 2 2 2 1 0 8 0.1
CT 0 1 5 3 3 0 12 0.1
CT3 1 3 5 3 2 0 14 0.2
CU 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.0
CX 1 0 2 1 4 2 10 0.1
DL 7 106 151 153 119 0 536 5.9
E7 0 1 7 2 1 0 11 0.1
EA 1 15 44 48 37 0 145 1.6
EA6 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.0
EA8 2 2 3 6 6 0 19 0.2
EA9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
EI 0 4 0 3 5 0 12 0.1
ER 0 1 4 0 1 0 6 0.1
ES 1 2 3 7 1 0 14 0.2
EU 0 8 12 14 3 0 37 0.4
F 4 20 31 47 35 0 137 1.5
FG 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FJ 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
FM 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0
FY 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
G 1 25 39 32 33 0 130 1.4
GI 0 0 2 2 1 0 5 0.1
GJ 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
GM 0 3 3 4 4 0 14 0.2
GU 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.1
GW 0 2 5 5 1 0 13 0.1
HA 2 11 32 24 17 0 86 1.0
HB 0 7 15 6 2 0 30 0.3
HB0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
HC 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
HH 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
HI 2 2 2 1 0 0 7 0.1
HK 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.1
HK0/a 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
HL 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
HR 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 0.0
I 6 22 75 65 49 0 217 2.4
*IT9 0 1 3 7 3 0 14 0.2
J3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
J6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
JA 0 37 284 178 67 0 566 6.3
K 302 738 985 1404 1190 56 4675 51.8
KG4 1 3 3 4 2 0 13 0.1
KH0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
KH2 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.0
KH6 0 2 5 5 4 1 17 0.2
KL 0 1 0 2 2 0 5 0.1
KP2 1 0 2 1 2 1 7 0.1
KP4 0 1 2 3 1 0 7 0.1
LA 0 5 4 8 2 0 19 0.2
LU 2 2 5 6 12 10 37 0.4
LX 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 0.1
LY 0 17 14 11 7 0 49 0.5
LZ 1 8 17 9 7 0 42 0.5
OA 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.0
OE 0 2 9 8 5 0 24 0.3
OH 1 15 19 22 6 0 63 0.7
OH0 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 0.1
OK 4 23 52 33 22 0 134 1.5
OM 2 6 21 20 6 0 55 0.6
ON 1 7 14 16 10 0 48 0.5
OZ 1 4 3 11 3 0 22 0.2
P4 3 3 2 3 1 0 12 0.1
PA 1 10 25 33 15 0 84 0.9
PJ2 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 0.1
PJ4 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.1
PY 2 2 5 9 30 8 56 0.6
PY0F 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
PZ 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.0
S5 1 12 30 29 21 0 93 1.0
S7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
SM 1 9 12 18 3 0 43 0.5
SP 0 29 52 42 25 0 148 1.6
SV 1 1 8 6 7 0 23 0.3
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0
TA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 2 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
TI 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
TK 0 1 2 1 2 0 6 0.1
TZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
UA 4 47 79 103 9 0 242 2.7
UA2 0 2 0 2 2 0 6 0.1
UA9 0 6 9 8 1 0 24 0.3
UN 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
UR 0 24 90 70 13 0 197 2.2
V2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
V3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0
V4 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0
VE 19 58 75 106 107 2 367 4.1
VK 0 0 3 2 1 1 7 0.1
VP5 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.0
VP9 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
XE 2 0 1 4 3 0 10 0.1
YB 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
YL 0 6 6 8 1 0 21 0.2
YN 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.0
YO 1 5 26 11 10 0 53 0.6
YU 2 7 26 17 8 0 60 0.7
YV 1 1 1 7 2 1 13 0.1
Z3 0 0 4 1 2 0 7 0.1
ZB 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
ZF 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.1
ZL 0 1 5 2 3 1 12 0.1
ZP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ZS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
??? 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 401 1378 2419 2721 2009 91 9019

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 156 384 467 681 538 3 2229 24.7
04 131 295 412 573 565 16 1992 22.1
14 17 220 359 397 278 0 1271 14.1
15 21 171 378 316 194 0 1080 12.0
03 35 119 183 258 195 38 828 9.2
25 0 37 286 179 67 0 569 6.3
16 4 81 189 190 26 0 490 5.4
20 4 15 59 28 29 0 135 1.5
08 12 17 14 13 15 3 74 0.8
11 2 2 5 11 31 8 59 0.7
09 7 8 10 17 11 4 57 0.6
13 3 2 7 7 16 12 47 0.5
33 4 7 12 11 9 0 43 0.5
31 0 2 5 5 4 1 17 0.2
07 3 3 2 3 4 0 15 0.2
32 0 1 5 2 3 1 12 0.1
06 2 0 2 4 3 0 11 0.1
12 0 2 2 2 2 2 10 0.1
19 0 3 3 4 0 0 10 0.1
02 0 1 2 3 2 1 9 0.1
17 0 2 3 3 0 0 8 0.1
21 0 0 4 1 2 0 7 0.1
27 0 0 2 1 3 0 6 0.1
30 0 0 2 2 1 1 6 0.1
10 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.1
40 0 2 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
01 0 1 0 2 2 0 5 0.1
35 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 0.0
28 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
18 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
24 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0.0
39 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
37 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
29 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
38 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 401 1378 2419 2721 2009 91 9019

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 3187
2 bands 925
3 bands 521
4 bands 365
5 bands 169
6 bands 19

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

NA6O WE9V W9PA K0KX N6WIN K6AM
K6LL N0IJ K0RF KO7SS W7RM N0KV
W6PH K6XX PJ2T WA7AN N6JV ZF9CW
6Y3M

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 115 366 1013 1058 622 13
 
DF5RF   SOSB/80 QRP   25,7692017-11-30 00:03:28
I had very limited time this year for the WWDX, so I had to make a choice. I did
not even had the time to setup a decent 80m antenna, used my wireman-centerfed
dipole then. And I knew I cannot win so my goal was to get some fun and collect
as much DXCC and zones as possible (which is the goal of this contest anyway,
hi).
Many more DX stations have been heard which I could not get in the log. North
America wasn't as strong as usual, day two was too noisy to copy them. At the
end I did more than I expected, thanks to the good ears of many excellent Ops
out there - mni tnx!
 
K2SSS   SOSB/15 HP   442,5252017-11-30 00:17:02
TS590SG + AL1500
2x6el
2x5el


Thanks for all QSo's

73 Zee
 
GW9J   M/S LP   1,169,1752017-11-30 00:25:56
Training event and with the aim of setting a GW record for multi single tx low
power.
 
W1UJ   SOAB(A) HP   2,5562017-11-30 01:37:25
Made a few more QSOs with the N1MM @W1TJL multiop team.
 
N8II   SOABClassic LP   1,313,0002017-11-30 01:46:10
Looking back to last year with 1.018M, a pretty big improvement, but far from my
favorite WW outing. 20 was in decent shape for first 45 minutes with strong
signals as close as VP5 and 6Y, then faded fast. I heard HS0ZAR and a BH4 LP on
20 then also, no Q's. 40 and 80 were outstanding to EU the first night, should
have operated a lot later than 0430Z. Things turned a little sour Saturday AM
with my run frequency too high in the band on 20 to maintain any long run,
ended up with very low Q total at end of EU opening which was early. 15 opened
to EU fairly early, but not north of DL and my run sputtered out quickly.
Saturday evening was much more typical of recent conditions with southern EU
finally getting fairly loud for my return at 24Z for about 40 minutes and
signals way down on 80 compared to first night especially from northern and
eastern EU.
I knuckled down and found a not clear but decent 20M running frequency low in
the band at 12Z and had many loud Russian callers until around 13Z. I started a
nice fast paced run on 15 at 1308Z with a big northern EU surprise starting at
1332Z with a call from way up at OH8. Also logged SP,OZ,LY,EU,ES,SM,UA2,OX, and
R7. The best was over by 1415Z and I was back on 20 by 1456Z. I ran as long as
rate was above about 50, then trolled the whole band for Q's and found several
semi-rare EU mults. Sunday afternoon was tough after 18Z with not that many new
Q's or mults.
Activity was definitely down. As for 10M, only worked mostly PY2's and local
first day. The 2nd day was &quot;better&quot; with LU, CX, TI, and HP and some
Es in WI for zone 4 and a pretty loud VA7 (double hop Es?). So 10 was worse
than 2016, but at least there was no disturbance which helped a lot on
40/20/15.
I used different radios at different times and discovered how bad the DSP
filtered skirts were on my TS-590 resulting in a lot of fatiguing nearby
signals on 20/40/80. The FT-1000 was a lot better. My list of heard but unable
to work mults was really long, about quadruple what it would have been near the
peak of solar cycle. Several pile ups Sunday afternoon were huge with poor
operating, sometimes on both ends. On 40 I heard 3 zone 21 stations, R8 in zone
17, ZS,3B9,LU,HC, and others not able to hear me. Notably did not hear zones
17,18,19,22,23,28,34,or 36 on any band. The is the first time I can remember
missing zone 17 and 19 on all bands.
I was not totally dedicated to best score, should have gotten up earlier both
days (biggest score reducer), and had to help the XYL some during prime high
band EU time along with some meal prep and dog walking. I took time off when I
knew it was not the best as the bands were fairly productive. 20 was wide open
to Russia before 12Z Sunday.
Many thanks for all of the Q's and digging me out of the noise and QRM. My
pile ups basically never were more than about 2 callers for more a a few
minutes. It was great to see V47T
(not particularly loud here, but they did very well!), NP2, NP4, and TO2SP on
the air from the hurricane devastated areas.

73, Jeff
 
K1RU   SOAB HP   2,007,7682017-11-30 02:03:58
As is usual for me, worked like a dog on Friday to get things working. Got it
all up and running literally 1 minute before the start. The amp let go
Saturday night, so crawled into bed defeated. Got up late Sunday morning,
pulled out an old amp, and kept trucking till the end. All in all, condx were
mediocre here, but had some good runs.
 
K7ULS   SOSB(A)/40 LP   4,1802017-11-30 02:32:38
FTDX-3000D (100w)
Antenna used is the metal flashing on all four corners and the peak of
an A-frame to a Ugly Balun then to LDG tuner.
12 new DXCC
Argentina
Fernando de Noronha
St. Barthelemy
Turks and Caicos Islands
Suriname
French Guiana
Jamaica
Guadeloupe
Montserrat
Trinidad and Tobago
Martinique
Bermuda
 
VO2AC(VE3FU)   SOAB(A) LP   593,5912017-11-30 03:08:42
Remote: TS-480, HF9V (with 160m coil)

My best score and QSO total in this contest from VO2. My original goal was for
500 Q. After making 439 Qs in the first 24 hours, despite being off for 5.5
hours Friday night / Saturday morning and for about 10 hours starting early
Saturday afternoon, I upped the goal to 750 Qs. When I surpassed that around
noon on Sunday, I upped the goal to 1000 Qs. When it was apparent that wasn't
going to happen I set a goal of trying to make 100 Qs on 80-15m.

I QSYd every time I was asked, which was fewer than I expected. All were
successful except for one.

Only 2 dupes.

I'm glad I caught the 10m opening on Saturday! :=) My other QSO on 10m was a
QSY request (2nd attempt) on Sunday.

15m was much better on Saturday than Sunday. Hardly any EU on 15m on Sunday.
20m closed early both days.

Given my 160m antenna, and the condx on 10m, a 4 bander is my new 6 bander :=)
The following stations were worked on 4 bands: 9A1A, CN2AA, CR3W, EC2DX, ED8X,
EF8R, K0KX, K2LE, K8AZ, K9CT, N5DX, NR4M, P40L, TM6M, and W9PA. Only VE2IM was
worked on 5 bands.

Thanks for all the QSOs!


73,

Chris VE3FU / VO2AC
 
AI4QQ   SOAB LP   10,2932017-11-30 03:23:01
[log removed from comments]

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 27 65 9 20 2.4
14 13 24 8 10 1.8
21 22 52 8 16 2.4
28 1 0 1 1 0.0
Total 63 141 26 47 2.2
Score: 10,293
1 Mult = 1.0 Q's

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: VA
CALLSIGN: AI4QQ
CLUB: Potomac Valley Radio Club
CONTEST: CQ-WW-CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 10293
OPERATORS: AI4QQ
NAME: John Hale
ADDRESS: 2315 W Island Road
ADDRESS-CITY: Williamsburg
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: VA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 23185-7682
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE: NO
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6903.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
K8CN   SOAB QRP   206,9102017-11-30 04:14:18
As battle-hardened as I am by QRP contesting, this one was still psychologically
tough. On the downward side of the solar cycle the deleterious effects of
modest antennas are magnified for a QRP station, and that was evident this
year. By contrast to the previous two years, I was never able to get any runs
going and it felt like every S&amp;P Q took extraordinary effort.

This was the first contest for which I recorded my complete time-on-air audio -
still haven't quite got the TX monitor output level balanced with the RX audio
level, but the recording will be fun listening when I have some spare time.

Many thanks to all those who suffered my weak signal in good spirit and
insisted on completing the Q even if it broke their fast pace. You make the
contest rewarding!

73,
Mike, K8CN

Rig: K3/10 at 5 Watts to Lazy H (cut for 20 meters, used on all HF bands with
help of ATU)
Shack mascots: Mr. Opie, giant orange Maine coon cat; Leapin' Radio Jackson,
dog in training.
 
KK4R   SOAB(A) LP   20,2102017-11-30 04:31:58
Operating time was limited, and I got one shot at daytime and one shot at
nighttime. Daytime conditions were pretty good and contacts were brisk.
Nighttime was a surprise. Nobody seemed to hear me on 80, so I dropped down to
160 until I got bored. I just couldn't compete with all the stronger signals,
since I was tired and didn't have the patience. Oh well, what's up next?
 
K7QA   SOAB(A) HP   573,8462017-11-30 05:11:46
Mostly all S&amp;P to find and work new DXCC countries. Spotting sites helped a
bit. Cracking some of the incredible pileups took awhile, like 6W1, UP2, P33
and HS0. Did have a JA run on 20 at the end with VR2, B7, 9M6, XR6, YB8 and J68
answering. Propagation for many DX areas into MT is clearly challenging. No 10
meter openings at all and only a few EU on 15. 40 was very disappointing.
Worked as many EU on 80 as 40. Zone 33 was loud on 80 and even on 160. Lots of
Chinese stations on this year.
 
LY4A   M/M HP   9,677,1292017-11-30 05:24:46
Hello

Thanks all for QSO's

After IARU 2017 of use 4 places get idea to try M/M in cq ww for this or next
year. This contest is hard with some problems with 2 places and missed one op
LY2CO have problem at work and its not arived :( .
In the test worked with 4 RUN places and 2 inbands.
Before the contest found the problem with one place apmplifyer what first grid
relay not working.So for fix the problem we miss 3 hours for this place.
Another one place have problems with TRX CW signal manipulation what geting may
? not understand our sending number need to see leater whats hapen. Of cource
have many interference on some bands and need to fix it. Also no chance to make
better for 15m band looing all is ok but its to hard by this propagation.

First time for my position joined Darius LY3DA and Andrius LY3AB and will be
nice to see both for next time.
Thanks also Andrius LY3AB for nice and good food before the contest for 2 days.


So everithing is ok by for first day the score is ok what its moving down on
sunday morning. Finaly maked whats is posible with low team because mostly we
are in 7-8 ops and 6 places what not used for all in full time. Category is
quite good by compare with M2 so maybe think to do it again on some test :) .

Thanks again for the qso's and see all on 2018 years season :) .


Some photos uploded to my Facebook profile link below...

--
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skype: rolkaxx
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rolkaxx
 
HA8M(HA8FM)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   486,5872017-11-30 08:12:12
73,Tibi
 
CT7AJL   SOAB LP   1,097,7722017-11-30 08:39:51
73
 
TKØC   M/2 HP   19,253,5252017-11-30 09:05:50
Our 2017 no aluminium tubes, two van, field day style expedition again turned
out be a great success.

It all started as a single van expedition II0C in 2014 and continued as M/S
TK0C in 2015, and M/2 in 2016 &amp; 2017. Highest number, probably in all
categories, 13.123 QSO were made with a field day style setup where we loaded
two vans and one car with fibreglass poles, stations, amps and kilometres of
coax and wire. The greatest tool, our “QSO generator” - a box that solves 1
amps - 2 radio, antenna reverse - crossover, PTT interlock &amp; RX/TX antenna
distribution, proved again to be perfect and was upgraded with 6x4 RX
distribution box. All antenna work was done from Monday evening till Thursday
and we were amazed what ten guys, organised in three teams can accomplish.
Disassembly was done in a few hours. The team spirit and motivation was at high
level during the whole contest so all six operating positions were most of the
time.

The biggest challenge was high wind &amp; waves which destroyed almost all
antennas during the night so Sunday morning brought only two operational
positions. In a few hours we managed to repair all broken poles and we were
back in the game with 80% setup. Some of the antennas are still missing,
consumed by Neptune.

Last year (2016) videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kKMCfVU6Oc&amp;t=5s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVoFJ4M002Y

We erected:
Spiderbeam 20,15,10 on a 12m crank up tower
Spiderbeam 20,15,10 on a 10m crank up tower
VDA for 20
VDA for 15
VDA for 10
4sq 40 Verticals
2x 40 Verticals (dir NA)
2x 40 Verticals (dir JA)
80 Vertical
160 INV-L - used by Run2 or MULT
Hi-Z 4 verticals receiving array
K9AY receiving array

6x TS590S(G)
3x OMPower 2500a
1x OMPower 2500

“QSO generator” box made by S53CC, S53RM, S53WW and S51RM.
LP BPF filters S53MM design
HP BPF filters &amp; Triplexers by 4O3A

If you liked what we did please consider visiting our homepage at
https://qrz.com/db/tk0c and use “Send us a beer” donation button.

SH5: http://lea.hamradio.si/~s53zo/sh5/2017_cq-ww-cw_tk0c/

On behalf of TK0C 2017 team
Simon, S53ZO
 
YT1A   SOSB(A)/20 HP   529,2462017-11-30 10:41:34
ts930,5el.beam x 2,home made linear
 
EA7RM(@EA7PP)   SOSB/40 HP   991,4632017-11-30 11:41:24
Thanks to my host Pepe and thanks you for all the QSOs.

73s, Nino
EA7RM
 
FG/F6ARC   SOSB/15 HP   629,4892017-11-30 13:29:39
Huge disappointment on 15m this year: less points than in 2015 with only 100
watts! Once again, I had some difficulty getting my “FG/” call across to
some correspondents... sometimes I gave up.

Many thanks to all for calling

Rig: TS-897D + Juma PA1000 amp in low pwr Huge disappointment on 15m this year:
less points than in 2015 with only 100 watts! Once again, I had some difficulty
getting my “FG/” call across to some correspondents... sometimes I gave
up.

Many thanks to all for calling

Rig: TS-897D + Juma PA1000 amp in low pwr position(600w)
Antenna: 2el-wire beam facing North, apex 8m above ground

Win-testposition(600w)
Antenna: 2el-wire beam facing North, apex 8m above ground

Win-test
 
OH8X(OH6UM)   SOSB/20 HP   1,061,2802017-11-30 14:00:34
What a great Sunday surprise! Nice opening to JA in the morning and to NA in the
evening. Unfortunately no night propagation. When V5/DK1CE with a *huge* signal
called me early Sunday evening I thought I'm going to nail all 40 zones this
time. But no, missed (again) 3 zones from Africa (34, 36, 39). :(

MNI TNX everyone for the QSOs and for the most enjoyable CW weekend!

73 es CU in the pileups!

de Pasi OH6UM/OH2IW
 
K1BX   SOABClassic LP   1,378,8582017-11-30 14:09:51
160 Q's made with beverage antenna and 50 watts through KD9SV xfmr.

Tribander only rotates N-&gt;E-&gt;S all westerly Q's made off the back. CU for
10m test at K1WHS!

73, Art
 
9A7T(9A5MR)   SOSB(A)/40 LP   345,4402017-11-30 14:12:32
Mostly s&amp;p with new 2el. wire Moxon switchable SW/NE. Very nice fun with all
the multipliers.
73 de Marijo, 9A5MR
 
KH7M(N6TJ)   SOAB HP   4,222,7852017-11-30 15:04:22
A very interesting, challenging and fun weekend. Many thanks to Max and Kathy
for their kind hospitality and gourmet meals.
It's always a delight to operate Max's well-engineered station. His beverage
antennas really work and this weekend was essentially noise free. I was in the
chair 46 of the 48, and never did sleep.
Had some (minor) issues with my ageing DOS computer, but nothing that couldn't
be overcome.
Ten meters mostly a bust until Sunday morning with a probable sporadic E for a
couple hours.
I totally messed up the long path to Europe on 15 Saturday night; got in on the
tail end for a few Q's around my 1 AM local.
Lessons learned for 2018;
Always check ten at 0800 local and always check for long path, even at
midnight.
My QSO numbers to Europe and Japan down significantly from prior years.

Thanks to all who participated and made this weekend so much fun.

73, Jim Neiger N6TJ
 
OF5YU   SOABClassic QRP   92,8802017-11-30 15:37:56
The high point for me was when N5OT at PJ2T dug out my feeble signal on 80! Many
thanks also to all others who had the patience to work a qrp station.
 
S53X   SOAB(A) HP   3,111,3742017-11-30 15:42:32
Ful dobra zabava. 100 na uro. SO1R.
 
OM7M   M/S HP   14,035,3022017-11-30 17:04:08
What a contest. Two weeks before we did not know whether we would go contest
due to damaged antennas and rotator. We fixed mainly 20m (3x4el) which was
broken , half squares for 80m, half sloper for 160m, and 2nd direction
rotator.

Contest started in a big style. In 2 hours we had 600 QSO’s in our log and
propagation was pretty good on low bands. 80m and 40m played very well and we
were gradually getting slightly in the lead. But the most critical hour has
come. Around 17UTC 20m closed here and we had to QSY to 40m running the JA
pile up. Our rivals from South and West EU had advantage for longer openings of
20m and score is nearly equal.

Second night we focused on 80m and from midnight we were there. Some nice mults
was come and we were logging KH6J on 80m. Sunday condx were worse and we
suffered from poor propagation. 15m was very weak. We had constant lead 300K
over our friends IR4M but everything was open.

Finish was really exciting with our Italian friend and until the last moment we
did know who is the winner. We have to wait for official results after UBN
checking.

Anyway congrats first goes to Romagna Contest Team IR4M for their amazing run
and IR4X and TM6M crew for the nice competitive score.

Thanks for calling us 73!
OM7M crew
 
PY2EX   SOABClassic HP   1,211,5622017-11-30 17:45:44
Using a a log periodic antenna(14-30MHz) and dipoles (40 and 80), plus living
inside the city, is not easy to listen to DX stations.
But how to stay out of a CQWW CW contest? ;)

73 de Eger PY2EX
 
VE2IM(VE3DZ)   SOAB HP   7,615,4562017-11-30 17:53:22
My 19th year of travels to Zone 2 for CQ WW Contests.
This time I didn't have high expectations regarding my possible score
considering poor high bands conditions and the status of the station. I knew
for sure that the 40 m Beam which we acquired about 8 years ago with Alex
VE2XAA (now S.K.) was still broken, and instead of fixing it the guys from
Sept-Iles Radio Club decided to purchase a brand new one, but it couldn't make
it in time for the contest. Knowing that, I borrowed 2 phased vertical array
for 40meters from Igor, VE3ZF as a possible temporary replacement for the
beam.
So, the goal was actually to assess the condition of all antennas, perform some
repairs (if possible) and improve them, activate rare Zone 2 multiplier, test
newly acquired High Power triplexer and filters (made by VA6AM) and … maybe
get the best out of it.
I planned to leave on Sunday, however, as usual, work and other commitments
kept me home for another day, so I left for Montreal around noon on Monday and
after driving almost 700 km I stopped for the night art Victor's (VA2WA) place.

Victor is an old and good friend of mine and he is known as a very keen
contester and CW operator and a creator of “contestingonlinescore.com”
Online Scoreboard. He is less known for being an excellent cook and for making
great jam from his very own apples and pears that he grows in his backyard!
After jam tasting and spending a night in Montreal I continued to drive North
East in the morning and after almost non-eventful 970 km ride I arrived in
Sept-Iles in the evening of Tuesday. After unloading
all my stuff from the car and putting on the desk one set of radio + amp, I
prepared all the necessary parts for the phased verticals to be installed the
next day and literally fell asleep on a spot, that's how tired I was.
Wednesday morning was cold (-4 C), but sunny, with about 3 cm of snow on the
ground &quot; perfect weather to work outside. It took me almost 4 hours to
put verticals, guy them, lay out radials and connect all the phase lines,
coaxes and control cables. While taking short breaks inside to warm myself up,
I continued to install and connect all my equipment &quot; band decoders,
filters, switches, 2nd radio and amp. I also tried to check 15 and 10 m band
conditions, and they didn't impress me at all.
After finishing with verticals, I decided to test them later and spent the rest
of the daylight time adjusting 160/80 m dipole legs to CW portion of the band
(they were tuned to CW). I managed to do that after few tries and raised the
ends to almost 40 feet. That was actually it for outside work because the days
are pretty short there up North at this time of the year. I finished installing
most of my equipment on the table in the radio room and checked the bands. 20
was already closed and there were very few stations on 40, though it was like 5
o'clock in the afternoon... However, I managed to find few weak Europeans and
test verticals. The performance exceeded my expectations. The F/B difference
sometimes was reaching 40 db!
Then I tested 160 and 80 m antenna and after having light dinner I went to the
nearby hotel for sleep.
Next morning the plan was to roll out the beverage and maybe put up inverted L
for 160 m. However, it took me almost the rest of the day to crawl through the
bushes and fallen trees to install a 600-feet beverage. The trick was to avoid
the path of snow mobiles because there are usually a lot of crazy ones racing in
those woods on a weekend. I remember last time I put a beverage there it didn't
last even to Saturday night. After few hours of hard work and 2 breakages, the
beverage was finally in place, and when I connected it the radio, I was really
impressed with the performance. 80 m sounded like 20, with a lot of Europeans
working each other and practically no noise.
I also connected and tested a Triplexer and I was happy with how it worked.
There was absolutely no interaction between 15 and 10 and very little or no
interaction between 15 and 20. What really bothered me is that even with 2 sets
of automatic band pass filters, the 40 m transmitter interfered on the whole 20
band. No matter what I tried, it didn't go away.
Next morning when I woke up at the hotel, I realized that I need to forget
about doing anything outside today &quot; there was another 3 or 4 cm of snow
on the ground and -9 degrees Celcius. It's good I put a yellow tape around
verticals and the beverage wire because when I returned to the station I found
snow plowing tractor doing his job pretty actively...
I did some final assembly of my gear and of course there was some bug in one of
the band decoders. Another couple of hours were spent for troubleshooting and
fixing the problem. By 2 P.M. everything was up and running and had fully
automated SO2R except I couldn't transmit on 80 and 160 at the same time (same
TX antenna was used for both bands) and I couldn't do dual CQ on 40 and 20
because of the interference. On the bright side I had 3 different antennas for
40 meters and the beverage which works perfectly towards EU.
I went to the local grocery store to buy some food for the contest and that was
actually it for Friday.
I started contest on 80 and 40, however 40 was not very productive because
Europe was almost gone so I could work mostly 2-point U.S. and rare African and
South American stations. But 80 was pretty good, I could hear almost everybody,
however at times I felt like I was not loud enough...
20 meters were closed good 2 hours before the contest.
Usually I operate with no breaks until Sunday morning, but this time around 3
A.M. Saturday local fatigue started to take over and I decided to take a 2-hour
nap in order to be fresh before the traditional morning pile-up on higher bands.

When 20 meters opened in the morning, the pile-up was huge, and I made biggest
strategical mistake &quot; I overstayed on 40 and 20 and went to 15 meters
too late. I only caught one hour of good opening to EU before most Europeans
were gone... 10 was also dead most of the day, I just caught short opening to
South America and I also managed to work lonely W3LPL who was CQ'ing endlessly
but with decent signal here up North. I managed only 9 QSO on 10.
The day light is pretty short here at this time of the year and 20 meters
closed pretty early. However, 40 was wide open to EU already at around 13:30
local time which was quite a surprise to me.
I had high hopes for Sunday morning in regards to 15, but it never really
opened to EU the way it was open on Saturday. Few random Europeans called me
here and there, but nothing close to a pile-up. Ended up with ZERO QSO on 10
(Sunday) and 15 m overall multiplier is less than even multiplier on 80.
I knew I couldn't really count on something better than that, so I am pretty
happy with my score and especially low band performance. I don't recollect when
it was the last time I worked 50 countries on 160 and when my 80 m multiplier
was higher than the 15 m one. Happy to read all these e-mails from the guys
thanking me for the “last zone” on 160 and 80.
The performance of 2 element phased verticals for 40 meters also exceeded my
expectations. This is something I would probably consider for my future
travels.
I usually pack everything and leave on Monday, but this time I stayed until
Tuesday morning because digging out all these wires from underneath the snow
was a real challenge and took much longer than usual plus I decided to take
this opportunity and work more guys who needed Zone 2 on 80 and 160. Even
managed to make few JA's happy with new Zone on 80...
I rolled out beverage early Tuesday morning (I packed most of my equipment and
loaded into my car on Monday) and left for home. After another leg of driving
1670 km and stop-over in Montreal here I am in sunny and warm Niagara on
Wednesday afternoon.
I'd like to thank all who managed to move for me and especially Chris VO2AC
(VE3FU) for rare Zone 2 on 5 bands. I am also impressed with story of Dave
VE9CB of how he operated 6W1SU...
Big thank you to VE3ZF, VE3MM and VA2RDK who helped me with preparations for
this trip and special thanks go to Victor VA2WA, who not only hosted me for 2
nights in Montreal but also gave me 2 jars of apple jam with me which I am
going to enjoy in the next few weeks.
Thanks to all the travelers who definitely make this contest a special one and
to all of you who called me and made me feel that this difficult trip was not
for nothing.
See you all next year hopefully with better conditions!
 
HG8R(HA8JV)   SOSB(A)/160 HP   150,3422017-11-30 18:33:13
The start wasnt good, power failure,computer error.
Sunday afternoon,the storm came and all RX antenna was unusable.
At 1850utc I turned off but after 20 minutes I turned it on but it wasnt
better.
I turned on the cluster and go assisted but not help me:).
AT 1924z was over the contest for me. I went to shower, after to bed.
Thanks for all calers, especially the double multipliers (CW5,PY4,BG3,TZ4)!

Happy Holidays To Everyone!

73 Pali HA8JV,HG8R


psi.: Station info: https://www.qrz.com/db/HA8JV
 
CR2M(W6NV)   SOSB/15 HP   790,0002017-11-30 20:00:56
Good fun on Graciosa Island, EU175. CR2M is a special call sign that shared the
outstanding CU4DX hilltop for the weekend.

A special 'obrigato' to CU2CE, CU2DX and CU4AB for all the friendship and help.
 
HA3DX(HA4XH)   SOSB/40 LP   460,7282017-11-30 20:41:12
Rig: YAESU FT2000 + 2 way splitter (HA5IW)
Antennas : Lazy-H antennas(NW-SE/SW-NE)and NVIS (N/S)+ K9AY
First 22 hours nice WW openings after that decay in signal levels and
increasing noise.

Thanks for all QSO's!

73's from Hungary
Charlie (HA4XH)
 
NØKE   SOAB HP   433,2512017-11-30 20:48:25
nice turnout
 
OE5OHO   SOAB(A) HP   1,449,0002017-11-30 21:46:34
Glad to meet so many well known operators and friends. Had fun handing out
points. Due to QRL very tired and not able to participate full time. We need
more sunspots, right?
 
CT8/W6NV   SOSB/20 LP   9242017-11-30 22:50:46
Part-time looking for friends on 20M.
 
VE5MX   SOAB(A) HP   2,190,0252017-12-01 01:33:39
Found 80m very good Saturday night. 40m and 20m were very good in the mornings.
All 9 contacts on 10m were at ESP levels.
 
VU2DED   SOAB(A) LP   39,9902017-12-01 01:57:21
Working conditions: Icom IC 7300, barefoot with homebrew Carolina Windom
antenna, 40M through 10M.

See you next year.
73
VU2DED
Ajaya
New Delhi - ML88on
India
 
7J1ABD   SOABClassic LP   6,4072017-12-01 02:07:31
Tnx for the Qs ! 73, Dan
 
R4WBF(@RK4W)   SOABRookie LP   53,5682017-12-01 08:01:31
https://www.qrz.com/db/R4WBF/
 
OL6P(OK2PP)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   606,5412017-12-01 10:48:50
Too many problems for both days.
Problems with the rotator, PC+SW, old IC781 sometimes did not send. The main
problem, however, was that the IC781 here and there stopped listening properly.
Weak stations were sometimes impossible to read. I apologize to all who called
and did not make QSO...
All this, combined with my 3-week-long illness, significantly reduced my
motivation to competition.
So, I operated rather for fun.

Many thanks all for calls!

73, Petr OK2PP
 
OZ3SM   SOABClassic HP   320,5862017-12-01 12:24:48
Rig: Elecraft K3/P3; PA: 600 W Solid state
Ant: 80M vertical loop for 160-80 and 40M; Hexbeam for 20, 15 and 10M.
 
ES9C(@ES5TV)   M/2 HP   14,852,8802017-12-01 13:42:02
Thrilling competition with LZ5R, 9A7A and EC2DX for 2nd place in EU. We suffered
quite heavily on high bands and 15m was very difficult only opening finally to
US on the 2nd day for a short period.

Station with 8 operating positions worked great and smooth as we are learning
to take more advantage of 4O3A automation. All antenna swiching/rotating is now
being done from screen/keyboard with the help of Station Genius and Rotator
Genius boxes.

73
ES5TV

ES9C
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |Total|
------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 9 | 176 | 108 | 18 | | | 311 |
| 01 | 8 | 210 | 113 | | | | 331 |
| 02 | 8 | 176 | 95 | | | | 279 |
| 03 | 173 | 148 | 4 | | | | 325 |
| 04 | 93 | 115 | 5 | 3 | | | 216 |
| 05 | 5 | 118 | 146 | 18 | | | 287 |
| 06 | 1 | 74 | 185 | 5 | 2 | | 267 |
| 07 | | | 86 | 183 | 61 | 1 | 331 |
| 08 | 1 | | 3 | 143 | 142 | 3 | 292 |
| 09 | | | 1 | 159 | 119 | 7 | 286 |
| 10 | | | 7 | 144 | 95 | 1 | 247 |
| 11 | | 1 | 2 | 159 | 48 | 25 | 235 |
| 12 | | 1 | 46 | 194 | 9 | 19 | 269 |
| 13 | | 2 | 142 | 206 | 7 | | 357 |
| 14 | 5 | 3 | 105 | 100 | | | 213 |
| 15 | | 51 | 63 | 54 | 9 | | 177 |
| 16 | 6 | 72 | 1 | 61 | 1 | | 141 |
| 17 | 91 | 34 | 115 | 17 | | | 257 |
| 18 | 149 | 9 | 140 | | | | 298 |
| 19 | 118 | 7 | 141 | 4 | | | 270 |
| 20 | 86 | 35 | 124 | 3 | | | 248 |
| 21 | | 125 | 154 | 8 | | | 287 |
| 22 | 1 | 61 | 123 | 49 | 2 | | 236 |
| 23 | 18 | 86 | 64 | 3 | | | 171 |
| 00 | 21 | 84 | 50 | | | | 155 |
| 01 | 6 | 70 | 52 | | | | 128 |
| 02 | 10 | 40 | 23 | | | | 73 |
| 03 | 81 | 75 | 6 | | | | 162 |
| 04 | 42 | 77 | 8 | 3 | | | 130 |
| 05 | 34 | 34 | 22 | 39 | | | 129 |
| 06 | 1 | 80 | 1 | 137 | 6 | | 225 |
| 07 | | 5 | 5 | 148 | 56 | | 214 |
| 08 | | 2 | 6 | 105 | 50 | | 163 |
| 09 | | | 82 | 75 | 87 | 2 | 246 |
| 10 | | | 156 | 6 | 91 | 2 | 255 |
| 11 | | | 128 | 18 | 49 | 76 | 271 |
| 12 | | | 102 | 122 | 5 | 3 | 232 |
| 13 | | 7 | 16 | 172 | 140 | | 335 |
| 14 | 3 | 5 | | 178 | 64 | | 250 |
| 15 | 29 | 42 | 46 | 36 | 2 | 1 | 156 |
| 16 | 2 | 82 | 109 | 2 | 4 | | 199 |
| 17 | 14 | 78 | 79 | 3 | | | 174 |
| 18 | 70 | 82 | 11 | 5 | | | 168 |
| 19 | 38 | 81 | 38 | 1 | | | 158 |
| 20 | 91 | 60 | 7 | 1 | | | 159 |
| 21 | 70 | 54 | 8 | | | | 132 |
| 22 | 10 | 59 | 41 | | | | 110 |
| 23 | 13 | 41 | 50 | | | | 104 |
------------------------------------------------
| |1307 |2562 |3019 |2582 |1049 | 140 |10659|


ES9C - Continents
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band / Mode | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| 160 CW | 81.4% | 4.7% | 0.6% | 1.1% | 11.9% | 0.3% |
| 80 CW | 78.6% | 11.6% | 0.7% | 0.8% | 7.7% | 0.6% |
| 40 CW | 67.1% | 13.8% | 1.9% | 1.1% | 14.9% | 1.2% |
| 20 CW | 54.3% | 24.1% | 1.6% | 1.2% | 17.8% | 1.0% |
| 15 CW | 58.2% | 14.5% | 3.3% | 2.9% | 17.9% | 3.2% |
| 10 CW | 93.6% | | 1.4% | 2.9% | 1.4% | 0.7% |
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Worked zones

| 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
01 | | | 2 | 1 | | | 3
02 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 7
03 | | 4 | 40 | 29 | 1 | | 74
04 | 4 | 52 | 115 | 203 | 35 | | 409
05 | 46 | 219 | 234 | 364 | 98 | | 961
06 | | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
07 | 1 | 4 | 4 | 6 | 3 | | 18
08 | 9 | 16 | 19 | 15 | 14 | | 73
09 | 6 | 9 | 12 | 17 | 10 | | 54
10 | | | 3 | 1 | | | 4
11 | 1 | 2 | 27 | 9 | 12 | 2 | 53
12 | | 1 | 2 | 4 | 2 | | 9
13 | 1 | 7 | 11 | 8 | 10 | | 37
14 | 406 | 764 | 827 | 604 | 270 | 54 | 2925
15 | 328 | 701 | 670 | 447 | 193 | 65 | 2404
16 | 298 | 484 | 423 | 282 | 120 | 10 | 1617
17 | 29 | 48 | 54 | 59 | 28 | | 218
18 | 8 | 22 | 36 | 39 | 37 | | 142
19 | 9 | 5 | 14 | 19 | 1 | | 48
20 | 38 | 77 | 126 | 83 | 41 | 2 | 367
21 | 5 | 10 | 14 | 9 | 13 | 1 | 52
22 | 1 | | 9 | 1 | 11 | | 22
23 | 1 | 2 | 5 | 6 | 3 | | 17
24 | 5 | 11 | 37 | 34 | 31 | | 118
25 | 87 | 74 | 251 | 265 | 28 | | 705
26 | 3 | 2 | 7 | 10 | 15 | 1 | 38
27 | 2 | 6 | 6 | 5 | 5 | | 24
28 | 1 | 8 | 10 | 7 | 16 | | 42
29 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 6 | 1 | 13
30 | 1 | 2 | 7 | 5 | 8 | | 23
31 | | 2 | 5 | 4 | 1 | | 12
32 | | 1 | 8 | 7 | 6 | | 22
33 | 12 | 16 | 23 | 21 | 11 | 2 | 85
34 | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
35 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 3 | 4 | | 13
36 | | | | | | |
37 | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 3 | | 7
38 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 3 | 9 | 1 | 18
39 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 6
40 | 1 | 4 | 2 | 2 | | | 9
======================================================
| 1307 | 2560 | 3018 | 2580 | 1049 | 140 | 10654

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Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=============================================================
3B9 | AF | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
3V | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
3W | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
3X | AF | | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
4J | AS | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 8
4L | AS | | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | | 6
4O | EU | 1 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 2 | | 12
4S | AS | | | 1 | | | | 1
4U1V | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
4X | AS | 2 | 3 | 9 | 4 | 5 | | 23
5A | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
5B | AS | 3 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 4 | | 14
5H | AF | | | 1 | | | | 1
5W | OC | | | 1 | | | | 1
5X | AF | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 5
6W | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
6Y | NA | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 8
7Q | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
7X | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
8P | NA | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
8R | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
9A | EU | 6 | 30 | 28 | 20 | 6 | 3 | 93
9G | AF | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
9H | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
9K | AS | | 2 | | | 1 | | 3
9M2 | AS | 1 | 4 | 2 | 2 | 3 | | 12
9M6 | OC | | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 6
9V | AS | | | | | 4 | | 4
9Y | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
A4 | AS | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | | 11
A6 | AS | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | | 8
A7 | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
A9 | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
BV | AS | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 7
BY | AS | 3 | 9 | 36 | 37 | 25 | | 110
C6 | NA | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
CE | SA | | 1 | 2 | 4 | 2 | | 9
CE9 | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
CM | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
CN | AF | 2 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 14
CT | EU | 1 | 4 | 4 | 3 | 6 | | 18
CT3 | AF | 3 | 4 | 6 | 6 | 4 | 1 | 24
CU | EU | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | | 3
CX | SA | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 3 | | 9
DL | EU | 183 | 353 | 357 | 249 | 105 | 35 | 1282
DU | OC | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 6
E7 | EU | 5 | 14 | 14 | 11 | 3 | | 47
EA | EU | 17 | 48 | 81 | 46 | 61 | 1 | 254
EA6 | EU | | 2 | 7 | 2 | 5 | | 16
EA8 | AF | 4 | 7 | 11 | 10 | 3 | | 35
EA9 | AF | 1 | | 1 | | | | 2
EI | EU | 8 | 6 | 2 | 4 | 1 | | 21
EK | AS | | 1 | 1 | | 1 | | 3
ER | EU | 1 | 3 | 4 | 1 | 1 | | 10
ES | EU | 6 | 6 | 5 | 9 | 4 | 3 | 33
EU | EU | 24 | 37 | 27 | 10 | 9 | 1 | 108
EX | AS | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
F | EU | 26 | 48 | 55 | 49 | 18 | | 196
FG | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
FJ | NA | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 6
FK | OC | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 4
FM | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
FY | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
G | EU | 34 | 63 | 68 | 70 | 18 | 5 | 258
GD | EU | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 4
GI | EU | 3 | 4 | 2 | 3 | | | 12
GJ | EU | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | | 5
GM/s | EU | | | 1 | | | | 1
GM | EU | 8 | 15 | 13 | 11 | 3 | 2 | 52
GU | EU | 1 | 1 | 3 | 3 | 1 | | 9
GW | EU | 3 | 7 | 7 | 7 | 1 | | 25
HA | EU | 32 | 64 | 52 | 29 | 12 | 2 | 191
HB | EU | 11 | 23 | 29 | 31 | 2 | 1 | 97
HB0 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 4
HC | SA | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
HH | NA | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
HI | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
HK | SA | | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
HK0/a | NA | | | | 1 | | | 1
HL | AS | 1 | 4 | 7 | 4 | 1 | | 17
HP | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
HR | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
HS | AS | 3 | 2 | 6 | 9 | 13 | 1 | 34
HZ | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 6
I | EU | 37 | 107 | 137 | 107 | 41 | 8 | 437
IS | EU | | 2 | 6 | 3 | 3 | | 14
IT9 | EU | 5 | 6 | 4 | 8 | 6 | 2 | 31
J3 | NA | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
J6 | NA | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
JA | AS | 86 | 70 | 244 | 261 | 27 | | 688
JT | AS | 1 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 2 | | 10
K | NA | 44 | 258 | 361 | 552 | 125 | | 1340
KH0 | OC | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 7
KH2 | OC | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 3 | | 9
KH6 | OC | | 2 | 4 | 3 | 1 | | 10
KL | NA | | | 2 | 1 | | | 3
KP2 | NA | 3 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | | 9
KP4 | NA | | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 6
LA | EU | 16 | 20 | 21 | 10 | 4 | 1 | 72
LU | SA | | 6 | 8 | 6 | 7 | | 27
LX | EU | 4 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 13
LY | EU | 20 | 38 | 21 | 17 | 11 | 4 | 111
LZ | EU | 5 | 21 | 44 | 26 | 11 | 1 | 108
OA | SA | | | 2 | | | | 2
OE | EU | 7 | 16 | 19 | 16 | 3 | 2 | 63
OH | EU | 31 | 45 | 33 | 25 | 26 | 8 | 168
OH0 | EU | 2 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 10
OK | EU | 45 | 106 | 95 | 48 | 16 | 10 | 320
OM | EU | 14 | 36 | 37 | 19 | 7 | 2 | 115
ON | EU | 12 | 25 | 27 | 20 | 8 | 1 | 93
OX | NA | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
OY | EU | | | | 1 | | | 1
OZ | EU | 16 | 23 | 24 | 5 | 5 | | 73
P2 | OC | | | 1 | | | | 1
P4 | SA | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 2 | | 12
PA | EU | 32 | 64 | 71 | 58 | 17 | 5 | 247
PJ2 | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
PJ4 | SA | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | | 8
PY | SA | 1 | 1 | 23 | 8 | 11 | 2 | 46
PY0F | SA | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | | 5
PZ | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 6
S5 | EU | 26 | 59 | 60 | 40 | 11 | 10 | 206
S7 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
SM | EU | 29 | 52 | 47 | 24 | 11 | 2 | 165
SP | EU | 54 | 105 | 88 | 39 | 20 | 3 | 309
SU | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
SV | EU | 4 | 13 | 12 | 12 | 10 | | 51
SV5 | EU | | | 1 | | | | 1
SV9 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 7
T7 | EU | | | | | 1 | | 1
TA | AS | | 1 | 5 | 3 | 1 | | 10
TA1 | EU | | 2 | 2 | | | | 4
TF | EU | 1 | 4 | 1 | 1 | | | 7
TI | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
TK | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 2 | 9
TU | AF | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
UA | EU | 175 | 260 | 265 | 169 | 73 | 6 | 948
UA2 | EU | 4 | 6 | 4 | 1 | 1 | | 16
UA9 | AS | 40 | 74 | 97 | 105 | 54 | | 370
UK | AS | | 2 | 2 | 4 | 1 | | 9
UN | AS | 6 | 10 | 8 | 13 | 14 | | 51
UR | EU | 97 | 173 | 123 | 96 | 33 | 3 | 525
V2 | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
V3 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | | 3
V4 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
V5 | AF | | 1 | 2 | | | | 3
V6 | OC | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
V7 | OC | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
V8 | OC | | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
VE | NA | 7 | 18 | 28 | 45 | 9 | | 107
VK | OC | 2 | 3 | 9 | 5 | 13 | 1 | 33
VP5 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
VP8/h | SA | | | 1 | | | | 1
VP9 | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
VR | AS | 1 | | 2 | | 5 | | 8
VU | AS | 1 | | 8 | 1 | 11 | | 21
XE | NA | | | 1 | 2 | | | 3
YB | OC | | 3 | 4 | 3 | 7 | | 17
YL | EU | 13 | 17 | 13 | 10 | 5 | 3 | 61
YN | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
YO | EU | 22 | 32 | 49 | 33 | 8 | 1 | 145
YU | EU | 15 | 30 | 34 | 27 | 6 | 1 | 113
YV | SA | | 2 | 1 | 5 | 1 | | 9
Z3 | EU | 1 | 5 | 10 | 8 | 4 | | 28
ZA | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
ZB | EU | 1 | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
ZF | NA | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 2 | | 9
ZL | OC | | 1 | 6 | 5 | 5 | | 17
ZP | SA | | | 2 | | | | 2
ZS | AF | 1 | | 1 | 3 | 9 | 1 | 15
=============================================================
| | 1306 | 2559 | 3017 | 2579 | 1049 | 140 | 10650
 
AB1J   SOABClassic LP   256,7682017-12-01 14:26:32
This is one for the YCCC, assuming small scores eventually add up. I'm more
suited to single band efforts and my antenna problems compound with each band
added. I went Classic for the first time to keep my BIC time under control.
However, I spread out the time over the whole 48 hours, so it still absorbed
all my weekend. No all-nighters. Lots of cat naps but I was still pretty
tired at the end.

Conditions seemed poor and overall nothing exciting happened to me in the
contest. All S&amp;P. I twiddled my thumbs waiting for the SO2R, dual-CQ, and
2BSIQ guys to get back to me. I concentrated really hard on the speed demons,
especially zone 33, who put their paddles to the metal. As a group the 33ers
are the fastest and I think it's because they sit in the catbird seat with
short, clean shots to EU, NA, the Caribbean and SA. They are loud and can get
away with such high speeds. I imagine they have to slow down for JA and VK/ZL
where's there's more long path distortion.

I was unassisted, of course, but after working one extreme QRQ station, I fired
up CWGet just to check and he clocked in at 50 wpm. I can't even properly copy
my own call at that speed.

I didn't check 10m often enough, but it was good to have at least a few QSOs
there. 80m was the other tough band for me, mostly Canadians and Caribbean
dxpeditions and making sure I got the USA and zones 3-5 along with VE2IM in
zone 2.

There's been a lot of chatter about logging incorrect exchange data. At the
beginning of the contest EC2DX was sending zone 41. I knew perfectly well
where he was and what he meant, so I entered 14 and went on my way. I'm
dyslexic myself with numbers and call signs. I think that's because letters
forming words make sense, while numbers, like telephone numbers, and calls are
just strings of characters. Later on I noticed EC2DX made a correction to zone
14.

Thanks for the QSOs.

73,
Ken, AB1J

Flex 6500
N1MM+
Attic dipoles 20-10m
Outside stealth wire on 20, 40, 80m.
LoTW eQSL Clublog
 
ND3N   SOAB LP   28,6112017-12-01 15:16:12
Just happy to be here...
 
K1HT   SOABClassic LP   744,4162017-12-01 17:10:56
I was pleasantly surprised to find 3B9HA on 15 in the 15Z hour on Sunday.

All but 20 QSOs (one little run on 20) were S&amp;P.
 
IR4M   M/S HP   14,025,7922017-12-01 17:52:35
A group of close-knit friends, participating in the best world CW contest, and
the fun is guaranteed!

Everything worked fine, with no major issues (during the SSB round we had
enough for the whole contest season...).
A bit of freezing rain on Sunday, reminding us that winter is facing, brought
some noise for a couple of hours making listening weak signals way hard.

Good conditions in general, considering the solar cycle. Excellent low bands,
15m decent mainly on Sunday.
It was great to be spotted by KL7RA on 160 (unfortunately we can't hear you
guys).

Highlights were being called by KH6LC on 80m and a successful double QSY with
V5/DK1CE.
Finally, a first hour with 307 QSO set our new personal record.

Congrats to our friends at OM7M, working multipiers at a fantastic rate we
really envy. After just a couple of hours you were already more than 40 mults
ahead of us!
Not to speak about the ease with which you worked them on 160m.

Nice challenge on cqcontest of the three &quot;M&quot;, with OM7M, TM6M and us
(waiting for EI7M to back soon) with a photo finish final
With TM6M publishing in real-time, it seems that most of the top EU teams are
now on-line, making the race even more fun!
 
K6NA   SOAB HP   236,9002017-12-01 20:31:32
I've enjoyed these events nearly every year since about 1965. I planned full
participation this year, but on Thursday morning I awoke to a nasty upper
respiratory infection which kept me from a full effort. Hoping for a better
weekend next November!
 
C4W(5B4WN)   SOAB HP   7,620,8942017-12-01 20:41:58
Despite a small lull in my contesting activity over the last 3 years, I was
looking forward to this one for the last month or so especially as my friend
5B4XF had recently installed new antennas and I was keen to try them out. I was
also hoping to install my own antenna at the top of my tower even though I wasnt
planning to use it for the contest. True to my regular tradition of doing
antenna work of the Friday before the contest, I decided to spend all of
Thursday and Friday building the antenna, and putting it up on Friday
afternoon! Perhaps slightly more tired than what I had hoped for, I managed to
get 3.5 hours sleep before the start of the contest.

I kept complexity to a minimum by only using SO1R style of operation. I had
constant pile-ups from the start and I definitely felt louder than last year
with the new antennas. The only issue was that I felt tired after about 22
hours of operation and took out time to nap on 4 occasions operating a total
43.6 hours only.

Despite the simplicity of my operation I managed a personal record qso number
but at a very mediocre multiplier score. I am happy with the final score and
really enjoyed the conest.

Thanks to everyone for the QSOs and congratulations to the superhuman operators
for their amazing scores.

I am of course extremely grateful to Paris 5B4XF and XYL for hosting me and
allowing me to operate his superb station.

CU next year!

73s
Marios
 
W3LPL   M/M HP   18,496,4522017-12-01 23:20:27
Congratulations to the K3LR and NR4M teams for their exceptional results in
the hyper-competitive multi-multi category. Very few contesters have ever
experienced the life cycle of a truly competitive multi-multi contest.
Preparation begins immediately after the last contest when we try to
understand the strengths and weaknesses of each individual band, our
overall team effort and the strengths and weaknesses of our competitors.
Based on our analysis, strategies are fine tuned and preparation the next
contest begins. Identified weaknesses result in improving the reliability
and performance of existing antennas and related hardware, transceivers,
amplifiers and accessories, computers and related items, and in some cases
complete replacement of antennas or equipment and occasionally entirely new
capabilities.

This was our 39th consecutive multi-multi entry in the CQWW CW DX contest and
our 47th consecutive CQWW CW entry overall. More than one hundred operators
have operated at W3LPL over those many years. K3MM was an operator during our
first CQWW CW multi-multi entry in 1979 and Tyler was the very successful
leader of our 15 meter team this year. We were especially pleased to
welcome two very capable new members to our team, FRC members John K3CT
and John K3TEJ lead our very successful 160 meter team. This is the
first time that the Frankford Radio Club has earned part of the score
produced by our team.

In addition to the many W3LPL operators, every year many others help with
hundreds of hours of critical antenna maintenance and improvement tasks.
K3AJ AB3CV K3CXW K3KU W3KX WR3R K3RA AA3S K3SC N3ST K3TM K3TN W3UR and N4QQ
were especially helpful this year.

Special thanks to Monk Iakovos SV2RSG who called us on 20 meters on
Saturday morning, the first time we're ever worked Mount Athos in a contest.

Brief station description:

160M: Two K3 transceivers with lockouts to prevent simultaneous transmit
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
Full size 4-square transmitting and receiving array
W8JI/W5ZN/N4HY 8-circle passive receiving array, 105 meters in diameter
Three 580 foot Beverage antennas: NE, South and West

80M: Two K3 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
Four full size 2 element quads 50 meters high NE S SW and W
W8JI/W5ZN/N4HY 8-circle passive receiving array, 53 meters in diameter
Three 580 foot Beverage antennas: NE, South and West

40M: FTdx5000 and K3 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
2 full size stacked rotating 3 element Yagis, 30 and 60 meters high
W8JI/W5ZN 8-circle passive receiving array, 27 meters in diameter
Three 580 foot Beverage antennas: NE, South and West

20M: FTdx5000 and K3 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
2 stacked K3LR 6 element OWA Yagis on a 40 meter high rotating tower
Three stacked K3LR 6 element OWA Yagis on a 60 meter tower
4-square receiving array 300 meters south of the transmit antennas

15M: Two K3 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
3 stacked K3LR 7 element OWA Yagis on a 40 meter high rotating tower
Three stacked 6 element T-matched Yagis on a 60 meter tower
4-square receiving array 300 meters south of the transmit antennas

10M: Two K3 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
3 stacked K3LR 8 element OWA Yagis on a 40 meter high rotating tower
K3LR 8 element OWA Yagi 60 meters high


BAND QSO ZONES DXCC DUP POINTS AVG OPERATORS
----------------------------------------------------
160 423 18 81 11 894 2.11 K3CT K3TEJ
80 1443 31 125 48 3787 2.62 NI1N N3OC
40 2203 38 149 53 6165 2.80 WR3Z KD4D
20 2283 38 155 89 6491 2.84 K3IT K3KU W3LPL K3RA K4ZA
15 1465 32 139 45 4078 2.78 K3AJ W3LPL K3MM
10 165 15 32 9 269 1.63 K2YWE N4QQ
-----------------------------------------
TOTAL 7982 172 681 255 21684 2.72

TOTAL SCORE : 18 496 452


-------------- 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 30 124 150 60 11 0 375 375 4.7
0100 13 111 157 24 0 0 305 680 8.5
0200 26 131 106 13 0 0 276 956 11.9
0300 43 133 73 16 0 0 265 1221 15.3
0400 21 114 90 4 0 0 229 1450 18.1
0500 42 94 79 2 0 0 217 1667 20.8
0600 27 79 102 2 0 0 210 1877 23.5
0700 16 52 93 17 0 0 178 2055 25.7
0800 10 21 93 58 0 0 182 2237 28.0
0900 4 18 72 49 0 0 143 2380 29.7
1000 6 28 36 84 28 0 182 2562 32.0
1100 15 22 30 115 17 0 199 2761 34.5
1200 6 3 9 181 95 1 295 3056 38.2
1300 0 0 1 174 172 7 354 3410 42.6
1400 0 0 0 174 159 13 346 3756 46.9
1500 0 0 0 159 143 18 320 4076 50.9
1600 0 0 0 148 72 16 236 4312 53.9
1700 0 0 0 102 56 14 172 4484 56.0
1800 0 0 1 33 46 5 85 4569 57.1
1900 0 0 18 28 30 5 81 4650 58.1
2000 0 0 50 22 22 8 102 4752 59.4
2100 2 21 92 29 28 10 182 4934 61.7
2200 4 39 99 26 16 2 186 5120 64.0
2300 3 36 81 25 5 0 150 5270 65.9
0000 3 18 61 1 0 0 83 5353 66.9
0100 14 46 52 11 0 0 123 5476 68.4
0200 21 38 44 7 0 0 110 5586 69.8
0300 20 45 23 1 0 0 89 5675 70.9
0400 31 40 29 2 0 0 102 5777 72.2
0500 6 71 40 2 0 0 119 5896 73.7
0600 12 41 62 3 0 0 118 6014 75.2
0700 4 34 94 2 0 0 134 6148 76.8
0800 7 13 88 1 0 0 109 6257 78.2
0900 9 2 40 0 0 0 51 6308 78.8
1000 1 5 17 6 0 0 29 6337 79.2
1100 10 5 7 52 1 0 75 6412 80.1
1200 1 1 5 110 89 0 206 6618 82.7
1300 0 0 0 71 159 1 231 6849 85.6
1400 0 0 0 92 109 3 204 7053 88.1
1500 0 0 0 62 75 2 139 7192 89.9
1600 0 0 0 72 38 6 116 7308 91.3
1700 0 0 0 50 20 7 77 7385 92.3
1800 0 0 7 23 20 7 57 7442 93.0
1900 0 0 30 19 13 21 83 7525 94.0
2000 0 0 22 31 20 18 91 7616 95.2
2100 0 17 31 34 14 1 97 7713 96.4
2200 9 19 66 59 11 0 164 7877 98.4
2300 7 23 56 39 0 0 125 8002 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 423 1444 2206 2295 1469 165 8002


----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 179 266 243 203 175 92 1158 14.5
South America 16 30 64 108 139 68 425 5.3
Europe 215 1087 1739 1723 1049 0 5813 72.6
Asia 3 30 75 177 28 0 313 3.9
Africa 7 18 39 43 41 1 149 1.9
Oceania 3 13 45 40 37 4 142 1.8
??? 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 423 1444 2206 2295 1469 165 8002


------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
3V 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
3X 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
4L 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.0
4O 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.1
4S 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 3 11 5 3 0 22 0.3
5A 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5B 3 1 2 2 2 0 10 0.1
5H 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
5W 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
5X 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.0
5Z 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
6W 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.0
6Y 2 2 2 2 2 1 11 0.1
7Q 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
7X 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.0
8P 0 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.1
8R 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
9A 4 19 21 25 10 0 79 1.0
9G 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
9H 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
9J 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9K 0 2 1 1 0 0 4 0.0
9M6 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
9Q 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9Y 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.1
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A4 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.1
A6 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 0.1
A7 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
A9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
BV 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
BY 0 0 3 5 0 0 8 0.1
C6 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
CE 1 1 3 5 4 3 17 0.2
CE9 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.1
CM 1 3 7 4 1 0 16 0.2
CN 2 2 2 3 3 0 12 0.1
CP 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
CT 1 6 10 10 7 0 34 0.4
CT3 2 4 6 7 5 0 24 0.3
CU 0 1 2 1 2 0 6 0.1
CX 1 1 2 4 7 4 19 0.2
DL 25 197 305 300 252 0 1079 13.5
DU 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
E7 1 5 14 8 4 0 32 0.4
EA 4 42 99 88 83 0 316 3.9
EA6 0 2 5 2 4 0 13 0.2
EA8 3 6 14 13 12 0 48 0.6
EA9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
EI 5 6 6 10 7 0 34 0.4
ER 0 1 4 3 1 0 9 0.1
ES 1 2 6 5 4 0 18 0.2
EU 7 22 16 15 6 0 66 0.8
F 12 52 83 97 70 0 314 3.9
FG 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FJ 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
FK 0 0 1 3 2 0 6 0.1
FM 1 3 1 2 3 0 10 0.1
FY 0 0 2 1 1 1 5 0.1
G 15 50 89 100 63 0 317 4.0
GD 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
GI 0 3 3 4 4 0 14 0.2
GJ 0 1 2 3 0 0 6 0.1
GM 3 11 13 22 11 0 60 0.7
GU 0 1 2 2 2 0 7 0.1
GW 1 4 8 10 6 0 29 0.4
HA 7 27 51 41 19 0 145 1.8
HB 2 15 26 33 24 0 100 1.2
HB0 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.1
HC 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
HH 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
HI 1 3 2 2 2 1 11 0.1
HK 1 1 2 3 5 1 13 0.2
HK0/a 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.1
HL 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
HP 0 1 1 1 2 2 7 0.1
HR 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
HS 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
HZ 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.0
I 12 44 122 120 82 0 380 4.7
IS 0 1 5 5 2 0 13 0.2
*IT9 2 2 5 9 4 0 22 0.3
J3 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
J6 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
JA 0 13 25 129 20 0 187 2.3
JT 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
K 96 137 98 76 71 67 545 6.8
KG4 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 0.0
KH0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
KH2 0 1 2 3 3 0 9 0.1
KH6 3 5 8 9 10 1 36 0.4
KL 1 1 3 3 1 0 9 0.1
KP2 2 1 2 2 2 0 9 0.1
KP4 1 1 6 5 7 0 20 0.2
LA 2 10 14 16 6 0 48 0.6
LU 3 3 13 21 26 17 83 1.0
LX 1 3 2 4 2 0 12 0.1
LY 7 24 21 20 15 0 87 1.1
LZ 5 12 36 21 11 0 85 1.1
OA 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.1
OE 1 8 16 16 10 0 51 0.6
OH 6 20 21 29 6 0 82 1.0
OH0 1 1 3 2 1 0 8 0.1
OK 13 62 83 63 56 0 277 3.5
OM 3 20 36 32 13 0 104 1.3
ON 3 15 26 31 25 0 100 1.2
OX 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
OY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OZ 2 17 16 21 11 0 67 0.8
P2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
P4 3 5 3 3 4 2 20 0.2
PA 6 37 53 73 55 0 224 2.8
PJ2 1 2 2 2 2 1 10 0.1
PJ4 1 2 2 2 3 1 11 0.1
PY 2 4 23 50 68 30 177 2.2
PY0F 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.1
PZ 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 0.1
S5 5 30 47 45 21 0 148 1.8
S7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
SM 6 33 34 39 15 0 127 1.6
SP 10 56 90 85 54 0 295 3.7
SU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
SV 1 5 12 12 7 0 37 0.5
SV/Mt Athos 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0
SV5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 1 2 5 3 2 0 13 0.2
T7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 0.1
*TA1 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
TF 0 5 3 3 1 0 12 0.1
TG 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.0
TI 1 1 4 2 2 2 12 0.1
TK 1 1 1 3 1 0 7 0.1
TN 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TU 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
TZ 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
UA 14 85 102 133 6 0 340 4.2
UA2 2 3 5 3 4 0 17 0.2
UA9 0 6 18 17 0 0 41 0.5
UN 0 1 1 3 0 0 5 0.1
UR 10 70 116 80 18 0 294 3.7
V2 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.1
V3 1 2 2 2 2 1 10 0.1
V4 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
V5 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
V6 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
V7 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.0
VE 57 90 90 78 51 10 376 4.7
VK 0 3 17 14 7 0 41 0.5
VP5 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
VP8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
VP9 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.0
VQ9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VU 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
XE 2 4 6 6 9 3 30 0.4
YB 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
YL 2 10 11 8 3 0 34 0.4
YN 1 1 2 2 2 1 9 0.1
YO 4 14 43 36 14 0 111 1.4
YU 4 22 29 16 15 0 86 1.1
YV 1 3 2 7 5 2 20 0.2
Z3 0 3 6 5 4 0 18 0.2
ZA 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 0.1
ZB 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
ZF 2 2 2 2 2 0 10 0.1
ZL 0 1 10 4 10 3 28 0.3
ZP 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.1
ZS 0 1 5 6 6 0 18 0.2
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 423 1444 2206 2295 1469 165 8002

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 90 507 803 873 654 0 2927 36.6
15 83 363 596 541 329 0 1912 23.9
16 31 178 243 237 31 0 720 9.0
05 76 102 69 56 36 48 387 4.8
04 61 94 81 62 40 20 358 4.5
20 14 38 116 82 40 0 290 3.6
25 0 13 25 131 20 0 189 2.4
11 2 5 27 52 71 29 186 2.3
03 18 31 35 36 45 8 173 2.2
08 16 24 33 28 30 5 136 1.7
13 4 5 16 26 35 22 108 1.3
09 9 17 16 21 24 11 98 1.2
33 7 14 25 24 21 0 91 1.1
07 4 8 11 10 12 7 52 0.6
31 3 6 9 10 11 1 40 0.5
32 0 2 12 8 14 3 39 0.5
30 0 2 15 12 6 0 35 0.4
06 2 4 6 6 9 3 30 0.4
21 0 6 7 8 2 0 23 0.3
17 0 5 9 7 0 0 21 0.3
38 0 1 6 7 7 0 21 0.3
12 1 1 3 5 4 4 18 0.2
27 0 2 4 6 5 0 17 0.2
35 0 2 4 4 5 1 16 0.2
40 0 5 3 4 2 0 14 0.2
10 0 2 2 3 4 2 13 0.2
02 1 3 4 3 1 1 13 0.2
19 0 1 3 6 0 0 10 0.1
24 0 0 3 7 0 0 10 0.1
01 1 1 3 3 1 0 9 0.1
37 0 0 3 3 2 0 8 0.1
29 0 1 2 3 2 0 8 0.1
18 0 0 3 3 0 0 6 0.1
39 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.1
28 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 0.1
22 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.0
36 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.0
26 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
23 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
34 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 423 1444 2206 2295 1469 165 8002

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2859
2 bands 827
3 bands 457
4 bands 322
5 bands 148
6 bands 15

Special thanks to the following stations who worked us on six bands:

6Y0W 9Y4/VE3EY C6AGU CW5W HQ9X KH7M LT1F P40L P40W
PJ2T PJ4Y PZ5V TI7W VE2IM VP5M
 
NF8I   SOAB(A) LP   1,0562017-12-01 23:36:20
Only had a brief time to spend at the radio and with much distraction, but I
wanted to put some Qs in the log for PVRC.
 
W7MRF(KW7MM)   SOAB(A) HP   70,0472017-12-01 23:45:52
Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : W7MRF
Mode : CW
Category : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 3
Locator : DM43AI
Operating time : 5h36

BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG
--------------------------------------
160 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
40 68 22 56 1 191 2.81
20 49 22 43 0 125 2.55
15 25 11 23 0 65 2.60
10 2 2 2 0 6 3.00
--------------------------------------
TOTAL 144 57 124 1 387 2.69
======================================
TOTAL SCORE : 70 047
 
LU2DX   SOSB(A)/80 HP   12,6002017-12-02 00:04:21
New in the band. Using new GP antenna. Still needing receiving antennas.
 
W6VMW(KM6I)   SOAB LP   2,2952017-12-02 01:07:44
K3S, JK Antennas Navassa 5 + JK401, remote via RemoteHams
 
AHØK   M/2 HP   12,225,2352017-12-02 02:01:02
10m was a disappointment but 40m was great! Our new wire beams on 40 and 80 are
awesome. Thank you all for the QSOs. Next year again. FUN!
 
P4ØC(KU1CW)   SOAB(A) HP   7,241,2682017-12-02 04:38:13
Was a quiet QTH for a couple of days after the arrival due to a lot of rain and
good connections, but after it all dried out troubles showed up. Few sources of
noise in random sequence S5 to S9+20.
Late contest start - was going around the block with SDR in an attempt to
locate some smaller noise sources.
Started with S7 noise across 40M and S9 on 20. In the middle of the night it
quiets up and I enjoyed nice 80/160M runs. Second day S9+ noise came back
pretty steady and I pretty much quit the contest.It was like running in the mud
and trying to catch up with track runners.
Turned on the packet and was coming in and out of shack for some short runs
and interesting Q's picking.
Made a mistake on picking category - should off gone with Classic 24HR to
minimize suffering. Would be an easy win.

Otherwise enjoyed a good time in Curacao (stopped at PJ2T) and Aruba.

Thanks for the QSOs!
73! Alex PJ2/KU1CW, P40C, on this trip.
 
9A1A   M/M HP   20,564,1002017-12-02 05:28:03
Although propagation on high bands was worse then previous year, we achieved cca
1M points higher claimed score then in 2016.

Two reasons were for it. Firstly we had totaly repaired our beverage system,
and they realy worked perfect, specialy on 160 and 80 m bands. Secondly we had
enough operators. Four guest operators came from Italy, all of them experienced
contesters, and we were able to cover properly all bands during 48 hours.

We were very glad that for the first time our team member was one of CQ WW DX
Contest Committee Members - IK2QEI.

As usual all of us had a nice time on our contest location , with plenty of QSO
runs and food &amp; drinks.

Thanks to all who called us.
9A1A team
 
LY2W   M/M HP   12,135,7952017-12-02 06:11:53
Perhaps our first attempt in Mult-Multi category. We are not well suited for it.
Limitations are that not all, even not 5 bands can operate simultaneously. There
were some other restrictions too. Still, was interesting to see how we compare
to other M/M stations in our region and Europe.
Was nice to see low bands in good shape. High bands - disappointment. As
expected.
Thanks all for QSOs.

73, Vidas LY2SA
 
OR2F(ON8LDS)   SOAB LP   2,107,8702017-12-02 07:19:39
amazing 160m band on Sunday morning ...

73 !
 
9G5W   M/S LP   9,090,4322017-12-02 08:18:52
Thank you all for QSOs and next year again ....

73 de S54W Peter
 
PJ2T   M/M HP   28,934,5232017-12-02 11:41:56
We were honored to have Al Rousseau, W1FJ on our PJ2T team for CQWW CW. Exactly
fifty years ago this weekend he was one of six ops on the PJ3CC team that won
CQWW CW M/M in November, 1967. That was the first contest operation from
Curacao’s Coral Cliff neighborhood, and since then there have been 50 years
of very intense RF emissions from this place. When we looked at the contest
numbers Monday morning we were thrilled to see that Al ran our best rate hour
(196), and that he also made the most total QSOs of any of our 10 ops.
Obviously he’s as sharp now as in 1967. Additionally, Al worked like a twenty
year old madman in intense heat and among the sticker bushes and cactus as we
set up some extra receiving antennas before the contest. He was there at every
turn when something needed to be done.

Thus the Curacao Half-Century CQWW CW Celebration was a success. Our goal was
to honor the memory of the five PJ3CC operators who are now Silent Keys. W4KFC,
Vic Clark, former President of ARRL and legendary contest operator. W1BIH, John
Thompson, who loved Curacao so much that he had a house built here for
contesting in 1971, became PJ9JT, and then passed the house on to us in 2000 so
we could continue his tradition. W4GF, Bill Grenfell, famous contester and FCC
official. Len Cheretok, W3GRF, a Signal Corps professional who became known for
superb contest outcomes and for clearing trees from his acreage by himself over
a period of years to build his superstation. Finally we remember Roy Fosberg,
W1TX, for his FOC affiliation and his fine homemade dandelion wine.

Al blew me away when after the contest he handed me a donation check for $600,
saying that it’s a gift of 100 bucks from “each of the six of us” from
1967. What a great memorial to the silent keys. That’s as classy as it gets,
and we’re very grateful for that gesture. It’ll help us replace some of the
equipment we lost this year.

In the early 1960s I was privileged as a young teen (WN8KUW) to go to the West
Virginia ARRL Convention at Jackson’s Mill. W8IYD kindly took me along with
his family year after year. That’s where I met W4KFC and W4GF, pretty much
unable to speak with excitement at seeing these famous giants of our hobby. I
was lucky enough to win the CW contest most years at the convention, and my
knees practically buckled when Vic sought me out in the crowd with a handshake
of congratulation. I also vividly remember being dizzily impressed seeing Vic
and Bill arrive in a private plane, park it on the tiny ramp at Jackson’s
Mill, and walk up the hill to the convention, luggage in hand. Years later I
was able to do the same thing after becoming a flight instructor.

Based on claimed scores, it appears that we have a win in the M/M category. If
this holds up, it would be historic that PJ3CC, with W1FJJ on the team in ’67
and then PJ2T, with W1FJ on the team in ’17 have both won the world in the M/M
category. We couldn’t be happier for Al, and there’s no better commemoration
than this for silent keys W4KFC, W1BIH, W3GRF, W4GF, and W1TX. Also, selfishly,
I’ve been trying hard since 1994 to be part of a CQWW CW winning team, but
we’ve never been quite good enough. This is the only major contest that PJ2T
has never won, and if it holds as a win I’m excited and gratified more than
you’ll ever know. Congratulations to our super team of W1FJ, K1YR, NA2U,
K2PLF, N5OT, N7IR, KB7Q, W8WTS, W0CG, and W0TT.

We were privileged to have 13 members of VERONA, the Curacao amateur radio
club, visit the PJ2T shack during the weekend’s competition. They came to
help us celebrate 50 years of contesting here and to meet our VIP Guest of
Honor, W1FJ. We were also thrilled to have a visit Saturday during the contest
from Mr. Glennert Reidel, a senior official from Curacao’s Bureau
Telecommunicatie, also here to honor PJ2T and the 50th anniversary celebration.
We will QSL the contest 100% via the bureaus with a special commemorative
foldout QSL containing photos and short bios of the six 1967 PJ3CC operators.
Direct QSLs will of course be answered in kind, thanks to world’s best
manager W3HNK. Len, Vic, and Bill were very active PVRC members and club
leaders, and we thank PVRC for a substantial contribution to support QSL card
printing for this contest, and K4LT who also made a large donation toward
printing.

I thank Gene Shea, KB7Q, who was happy to accept my request that he lead the
on-air contest effort. Gene did a superb job of operator scheduling and
coaching and cheerleading, and we’re all in his debt. I also thank Gene for
having taken over the responsibilities of supporting the computers at the
station, much of which he cleverly does remotely using Teamviewer. Thanks also
go to Gary, N7IR who has taken on the job of PJ2T’s Station Equipment Lead.
He’s jumped in headfirst and is doing a wonderful job of keeping our gear
working, managing repairs, salvaging or retiring old equipment, and managing
the complexities of inventory and location tracking for the many pieces that
make up a multi/multi station. Huge thanks to Jim, W8WTS, our club President,
for handling all aspects of the CW skimmer system. I could go on thanking
people, but the idea is that PJ2T is becoming a true group effort as I begin to
withdraw gradually and try to figure out how to live a more normal life in
Idaho. I made the mistake of taking a quick count of E-mails this morning to
find that to date I’ve done about 610 E-mails just in connection with setting
up this one operation and this team, and coordinating all of the logistics and
finances. Phew, see? I need to get a life!

We had a wonderful gang of guys and gals this week. KB7Q was our on-air leader
and 40 meter power operator. Fred, NA2U handled the other half of 40, a super
lover of CW whose E-mail address is cwman@.... That says it all. Mark, N5OT was
organizer of the ops for 80, 15, and 10. He did a magnificent job on 15 and 80
with fantastic support from W1FJ (our highest hour operator), N7IR, and me on
80. Mark also wrung a ton of contacts out of a nearly dead 10 meters, and it
appears that only LW8DQ (SBHP 10) made more Qs on 10 than we. Jim, W8WTS did
100% of 160 both nights, 12 hours in the chair each night, pulling 900 QSOs and
86 countries out of the muck. Jim also pitched in here and then in the daylight
hours, a major adaptation for a nocturnal creature like him. 20 was masterfully
handled by K2PLF and K1YR with N7IR also in that chair. Marty is doing a
brilliant job as a high rate contest operator, and we were thrilled to have Lou
here for what we hope will be the first of many visits to PJ2T. Eric, W0TT
responded to our invitation for spectators and guest ops, and he quickly
adapted to our environment and was a positive addition to our team. Everyone on
the team moved from chair to chair as needed throughout the 48 hours to keep all
stations fully manned.

Monster thanks to Kathy Stewart, N5OT’s XYL, who was kind enough to feed this
huge crew all week. The peak dining experience here was a full-featured U.S.
Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday afternoon, joined by guest PA3EYC. I also thank
my YL, Dorothy Dahlgren, for all of her help with the meals as well as
maintenance work here. Her skills with tools are as superb as her skills in the
kitchen, and there’s no job too dirty or too difficult that she won’t
tackle. We also appreciate help from Ronni, W0TT’s XYL and from Ruth,
W1FJ’s partner. It was a true team effort.

Murphy stayed away! The past two CQWW CWs have been disasters at PJ2T with
horrible flooding rainstorms and long power and DSL outages during the
contests. This year we had magnificent weather, no equipment problems during
the contest, solid commercial power, and quieter than normal band noise.
Murphy’s grandson Seamus did drop by the week before the contest and took out
an AL-1200 and three PCs, and created some feedline problems, but we handled all
of that easily before Friday’s contest start.

I’m also honored to thank all of our 20 members of the PJ2T group for your
support, tangible and intangible, that keeps us on the air. This is our 18th
year of contesting from Curacao’s Coral Cliff and our Signal Point clubhouse,
and we’ve made well over a million total contest and casual QSOs from here in
that time. A great group effort is the only way we could have pulled this off.
We’re doubling down hard to try to find the resources to keep this station on
the air and successful in the years to come, as we seek to replace a bad 100
foot tower and stock the station with more and better equipment as things fail
in the salt air.

Apologies to the contest community for the delayed 3830 posting, particularly
to M6T. We understand completely that this is considered to be unsportsmanlike
by some, but we have lost out on several World #1 M/M plaques by category
swappers who have changed into the M/M category within an hour or so of log
closing. Doing so is not a technical violation of the rules, but it’s darned
unsportsmanlike. We kept our score under wraps this year to try to prevent
this. We congratulate and salute all of the other high-scoring M/M, M/2, and
M/S stations around the globe. Nobody but these other big stations will fully
appreciate the resources and toil that go into putting on a big operation. A
special salute to Simon and the 10 Slovenian ops at TK0C who out-did us on QSO
count with a modest Field Day style operation that turned in a magnificent
result through hard work and clever design.

As all of us in this game age, the friendships and mutual respect and courtesy
and fellowship become ever more important than big aluminum and snappy rates.
Maybe that means we’re maturing, or maybe that means we’re just plain
getting old. Either way, the gang at PJ2T, past and present, say thanks for
being friends, thanks for the contacts, happy holidays, and see you soon again
on the bands.

BRAVO AL ROUSSEAU, W1FJ, FROM 1967 PJ3CC, STILL GOING STRONG!!

73 for the 2017 WW CW team and all of PJ2T,

- Geoff, W0CG, PJ2DX
 
IR4E(IK4ZHH)   M/S LP   118,8722017-12-02 13:44:58
CQWW DX CW Contest - Sommario e Statistiche per IR4E




Time ON : 12:24 Ore
Time OFF: 16:01 Ore




Sommario QSO/Punti

BANDA QSO CTY ZON DUP PUNTI MEDIA
----------------------------------------
160 0 0 0 0 0 0,00
80 0 0 0 0 0 0,00
40 0 0 0 0 0 0,00
20 0 0 0 0 0 0,00
15 380 94 33 1 936 2,46
10 0 0 0 0 0 0,00
----------------------------------------
TOT 380 94 33 1 936 2,46

Punteggio: 936 Punti/QSO x 127 Mlt. = 118.872 Punti




QSO per Continente

Cont. 10 15 20 40 80 160 Tot. Perc.
-------------------------------------------------------
EU 0 100 0 0 0 0 100 26,3%
AS 0 37 0 0 0 0 37 9,7%
AF 0 17 0 0 0 0 17 4,5%
OC 0 9 0 0 0 0 9 2,4%
NA 0 201 0 0 0 0 201 52,9%
SA 0 16 0 0 0 0 16 4,2%
-------------------------------------------------------
Totali 0 380 0 0 0 0



Migliori Rates

Migliori QSO/ora QSO Periodo Ora
------------------------------------------
10 min 132 22 1538...1547 26/11
20 min 99 33 1410...1429 25/11
30 min 80 40 1407...1434 25/11
60 min 58 58 1336...1434 25/11
120 min 54 107 1336...1535 25/11



QSO Multi-Banda
---------------
1 banda 380
2 bande 0
3 bande 0
4 bande 0
5 bande 0
6 bande 0
 
IZ3NVR   SOSB/15Classic QRP   67,8032017-12-03 10:05:13
It has been fun, almost.

I was eager to take part to CQWW CW and wanted to be active in the SOAB LP
Classic category. I planned on/off strategies and reviewed older logs to meet
my goals. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks prior to the contest, due to a
number of issues (weather, work, family) I found myself unable to get the
station ready for an all band entry (and it's my favorite band anyway). I was
forced to divert to a single band category. 15m seemed the best choice. It
would have allowed me some rest during the nights and some fun during the
openings (if it were to open).

One week before the contest I managed to put up a 2 element vertical moxon
fixed towards the US and a 3 elements on a 5m high pole. The latter without a
proper rotor. I would have turned it by hand running in and out of the
station.

On friday evening before the contest I finally set up and wired the station
adding a raspberry pi powered RTL-SDR panadapter to the mix.

On day 1 I woke up at 5AM local and flipped the switch. My SOSB 15 LP adventure
started. For a few seconds.

After a couple of CQs on an empty band the radio switched off and didn't take a
degree in engineering to assess that the power supply failed. Was almost going
to give up since I had no spare PSU when I remembered to have an old modded 12V
PSU I could try.

Hooked everything up and the radio switched on. Unfortunately the power supply
was not capable of handling the full power of the radio and at 10-12W it would
cause a shutdown of the system. Oh well, lowered the power to 5W and started
over again. QRP this time.

Conditions were strange to say the least. Very few signals (heard and worked)
from Russia/Asia and luckily a great opening towards the US that litterally
saved my day. At the end of the first shift I found myself analyzing my log and
discovering that I missed lots of usually easy multipliers (LU, CX, P4, PJ2-4,
V2, E2, NH2...). Some of them were luckily heard and worked on day 2. Some
other has never been heard. Maybe if I were assisted I could have found them.

Day 2 was worse. Altough working some interesting stations (RI1ANC wow!),
conditions seemed worse than day 1. Weather didn't cooperate either and between
rain and heavy wind I found myself struggling in copying signals. Running
outside the station to bear the antenna towards a given direction with a -2C
and rainy wx is definitely not fun. It's even worse if the wind is so strong
that, while you run back towards your operating chair after beaming the
antenna, the wind changed its bearing an infinite number of times towards all
directions except the one you actually need it to be.

Luckily at 11AM local the wind ceased as well as the useless wrestling I was
enacting against it.

The panadapter (IF tap feeding an SDR) I built performed amazingly. It is way
more useful to actually see the traces of the stations on the waterfall than
using some sort of assistance that &quot;spots&quot; you a station on a given
frequency but you might not receive it.

Getting to the end of the contest has been an hard work. Both frustrating and
exausting. In the end I was much disappointed with everything.

On monday morning I disassembled all the antennas clearing the garden from all
the wires and cables. While doing so I had the possibility to think about the
contest with a slightly different approach. Operating &quot;field day
style&quot; is an hard work indeed. Even for a single band entry only. Even a
single contact would have been a nice accomplishment and my final result was
something to be proud of, nonetheless.

Thanks to everyone that took the time to work me and to read this - probably
uninteresting - report till here.

Will probably be QRX for a while to take care of other things but can't wait
till the next contest.

RTX: FT-950 @ 5W
Ant: 2el vertical Moxon towards US
Ant: 3el beam @ 5m of height

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA &amp; N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

--&gt; D1DX has an unknown country prefix.
--&gt; TO2SP has an unknown country prefix.

Gross QSOs=316 Dupes=0 Net QSOs=316

Unique callsigns worked = 316

The best 60 minute rate was 32/hour from 0837 to 0936
The best 30 minute rate was 36/hour from 0823 to 0852
The best 10 minute rate was 54/hour from 1312 to 1321

The best 1 minute rates were:
3 QSOs/minute 1 times.
2 QSOs/minute 24 times.
1 QSOs/minute 265 times.

There were 0 bandchanges and 0 (0.0%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 0 0 0 0 114 0 114 36.1
South America 0 0 0 0 18 0 18 5.7
Europe 0 0 0 0 124 0 124 39.2
Asia 0 0 0 0 40 0 40 12.7
Africa 0 0 0 0 16 0 16 5.1
Oceania 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
??? 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 0 0 316 0 316

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 5
4 192
5 84
6 31
8 2
9 2

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
4J 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
4X 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
5B 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
5X 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
6Y 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
7Q 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
9A 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
9H 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
9Y 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
A4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
BY 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
CE 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
CE9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
CN 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
CT 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
CT3 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 1.6
CU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
CX 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
EA 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
EA8 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 1.3
EK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
ER 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
ES 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
EU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
FM 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
G 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
GU 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
HA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
HS 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
I 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
*IT9 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
JA 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 1.6
K 0 0 0 0 97 0 97 30.7
LA 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
LU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
LY 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 1.9
LZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
OE 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
OH 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 1.3
OH0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
OK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
P4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
PJ2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
PJ4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
PY 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 1.6
PY0F 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
PZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
S7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
SM 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
SP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
SU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
SV 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
SV9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
TF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
TI 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
TK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
UA 0 0 0 0 66 0 66 20.9
UA9 0 0 0 0 17 0 17 5.4
UN 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
UR 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 2.2
V2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
V4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
VE 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 3.2
VK 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
YL 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
YN 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
YU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
ZB 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
ZF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
??? 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 0 0 316 0 316

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
05 0 0 0 0 89 0 89 28.2
16 0 0 0 0 81 0 81 25.6
15 0 0 0 0 29 0 29 9.2
04 0 0 0 0 17 0 17 5.4
14 0 0 0 0 16 0 16 5.1
17 0 0 0 0 12 0 12 3.8
33 0 0 0 0 11 0 11 3.5
20 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 2.5
11 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 1.9
08 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 1.9
09 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 1.9
25 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 1.6
21 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 1.3
18 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
24 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
26 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
29 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
13 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.9
39 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
37 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
07 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
12 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.6
34 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
40 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
02 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.3
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 0 0 0 316 0 316

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 316
2 bands 0
3 bands 0
4 bands 0
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 0 0 316 0
 
OHØV(OH6LI)   SOAB(A) HP   3,909,0002017-12-03 11:05:48
First target was to operate more than 40 hours. Achieved.
Second was to discover improvements for the station. Achieved.
Third was to try and operate two radios - no energy for real dual CQ this
year.
Thank You for QSOs and hear You again in 2018!
73,
Jukka OH6LI @ OH0V
 
DAØWRTC(@DP9A)   M/2 HP   5,461,2392017-12-03 13:26:42
DA0WRTC active @ DP9A from the centre of the WRTC 2018 area.
Thank you for all of the contacts!

Maybe a Multi-3 class is possible in the future for CQWW?
 
WØBH   SOAB HP   5,6502017-12-04 03:57:41
Thanks for the Qs!

73, Bob, w0bh
 
VE7FO   M/M HP   597,6282017-12-04 06:12:39
First ever contest with two functioning (sort of) op positions at VE7FO. Lots
of work to do on inter-position QRM. Start of contest was pretty much a
disaster but got enough things smoothed out by the end to have a not too
horrible score.
 
LY5E(LY2IJ)   SOAB(A) HP   4,161,8582017-12-04 08:10:07
Very local conditions so focused on mults to have some fun.
Tried HiZ Rx 4SQ first time, works great. Just rodents (or other animals) like
my thin phasing coax too much. Lost 3 cables in 1 week.

73 Arunas
 
A31MM(JA6WFM)   SOSB/15 HP   577,5002017-12-04 08:36:40
My last contest is finished from TONGA.
I could enjoy the contest in two years.
My first experience contest in South Pacific
when I start contest as A31MM last January
It was difficult to understand the condition
but after one year already known the propagation
and making contest
as result I won Oceania top in several contests.

Thank you for turning beam to South Pacific and calling me.

Next year I'm going to run in contest as JA6WFM.
A31MM Hiro

FT-991 SPE Expert 1.3K N1MM
6mH HB9CV
 
NN3W(KL2A)   SOAB HP   2,644,2962017-12-04 14:01:05
Thanks to John Evans N3HBX for having KL2A pilot the Poolesville station for
this event. Jon debated a SOAB effort versus a SO-40 effort. Wound up going
SOAB. Thanks for all the Qs!
 
S52CO(@S57C)   SOAB LP   961,7002017-12-04 17:13:37
FT2000, LQ160@4-8m abg, INV V 80@14m abgG, INV 40@12m abg, 3el. ECO TB@15m abg
 
W3TS   SOSB/160Classic HP   6,0962017-12-04 21:21:59
Comments:
Rig: Ten-Tec Orion plus 2x 3-500z at 1300 watts.
TX Ant: 60 foot high 80M/40M fan dipole used as an 1/8 wave Tee over 70 x 70
foot long radials.
RX Ants: 300 foot NE/SW short beverage and 300 foot SE/NW beverage and a NE
and NW Flag. The best I can do on a 150 x 200 foot town lot with the help of
understanding neighbors.
Logger: N1MM
 
OM7RU   SOAB HP   2,882,5512017-12-05 00:33:51
This was the first contest with new installed antenna - multibander AD-3446.

I spent many hours by preparing, planning, mounting, climbing, testing and also
repairing of everything, what was necessary to have new antenna in the air.
Fortunately, on Friday afternoon just before contest Mr. Murphy was too tired
and he gave up to bother me. I found the place of corroded coaxial connector -
the reason of random occured SWR problem. Just after one day replacing of the
most suspicious coaxial cable of the lenght of the whole tower...

The contest was without any serious hardware problem. This year with realy good
low band propagation. I was able to run long pileups on any low band during all
three nights. Long time averages between 120-180 QSOs/h was standard, very
often over 200 QSOs/h.

High bands was three different cups of coffee. 20m as major band with few short
NA pileups, 15m especially to S/P for mults and 10m to dig out some mults during
short openings. Surprisely, I didn't have serious problems neither with
frequency intruders, nor with QRM from bad quality signals.

In general, my feeling of new antenna is quite fine, especialy 3 elements on
40m are other kind of operating. Also 10m mults are result of new 6 elements.

Thanks to participants, long low bands pileups was very often big fun!


Used equipments:
Yaesu FT-1000MP MarkV Field
ACOM 2000A
MicroHAM microKeyer, MicroHAM StationMaster
WinTest
UltraBeam UB ONE rotator

Antennas:
160m: Vertical (35m tower + 2 elevated radials)
80m: OptiBeam OB1-80 rotary dipole @34m
AD-3446 multibander:
40m: 3 elements
20m: 4 elements
15m: 4 elements
10m: 6 elements


73!

Riki, OM7RU
www.tucek.sk/om7ru
 
F8DZY   SOSB/160Classic HP   1442017-12-06 15:58:48
Just testing an home made inverted L @11,5m during half an hour, and getting
some new ones on Top Band !
Chris F8DZY