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WH2D(K3UOC)   SOAB LP   75,0482008-03-30 04:22:42
A cameo appearance, as per usual. Fun while it lasted, of course. A special
mention of the following contacts as new, unique and interesting: VU2NKS, XV1X,
W7WA, 5X4X, XQ1KY, V73PX, JD1BIA, and EX2T. I'll manage a few more hours this
May in the CW half. 73, Mike K3UOC @ WH2D
 
DJ7EC   SOAB HP   424,2302008-03-30 06:18:44
Bad condx, so stopped on Saturday evening. Missed a lot of USA, heard not a
single JA.

CU in CW leg!
 
KI4GUO   M/S HP   450,4102008-03-30 11:08:30
We operated "multi-op single-family." KI4GUO is my daughter and KI4ZWQ is my
XYL. All of us contributed to the effort and had lots of fun. This was the
first time that KI4GUO and KI4ZWQ had over 200 Qs each in a contest. The
biggest problem with their growing interest in contesting is that I now have to
"share my toys" with them! ;-) Jordan also insists that we use her callsign so
we are limited to the General segments of the band. We won't win any awards
for our score but I couldn't be more excited about my daughter's and XYL's
involvement and effort this weekend.

Thanks for the Qs.

73, Barry K4CZ
 
R3K(UA3ASZ)   SOSB20 HP   3,994,9202008-03-30 12:56:52
Bad propagation this year.
 
YI9PT(K2PT)   SOAB HP   970,7822008-03-30 13:25:46
Operating the station while I was in full armor..what a deal! It looks like
anything goes in this sport, it was very wild here in Baghdad - YI land!

But you can never say I did not give my all for DX and contesteing, I feel very
motivated. One thing is for sure, I will never forget this contest, not for the
Q's so much, but for the conditions -. . . . . it's normal here but when you
think about it it's sort crazy.

Semper Fi
 
DM4DX   SOSB40 QRP   10,1122008-03-30 13:26:02
Summary:
Band QSOs
------------
160:
80:
40: 73
20:
15:
10:
------------
Total: 73 Prefixes = 64 Total Score = 10,112

Condx not at its best. Participating just for fun only for a couple of hours as
QRP station with Delta-Loop.
 
EA5KV(@EA5ELT)   SOSB20 HP   2,379,9022008-03-30 13:32:07
THANKS FOR ALL CALL MY. see you in the next contest.

EA5KV
Victor.
 
YT9A   SOAB HP   4,900,0002008-03-30 14:16:17
1. West Serbia contest club!
2. Ant. 1.8=Inv "L", 3.7=Inv "V", 7=2 el., 14, 21 & 28= 4 el. QQ
3. Rig = TS-930 + 1kW (unless 1.8 & 28)
4. Location: GOOGLE EARTH Pointer: 44-36-18-32N 20-08-07-46E, 90m ASL
73 de Boban YT9A
 
YO3HKW   SOAB HP   384,3072008-03-30 14:53:55
Hi everybody!

It was a great contest and despite of my previous week which I had to spend
aborad in a training, I had a lot of fun!

I am looking forward to meet you next year!

I still have some doubts regarding the max power used by some stations in the
contest: it seemed to be a multiplier of 1,5Kw.

Best 73,s from Romania,

Calin - YO3HKW
 
WZ7ZR(W7ZR)   SOSB10 HP   7,6802008-03-30 14:56:53
My apologies to all of the Save the Earth types for using so many electrons for
so few contacts. It was painful. Maybe next year.
 
S54O   SO(A)AB HP   661,6352008-03-30 15:02:03
TS850 3el ECO + wires@12m
 
W3TZ   SO(A)AB HP   385,7892008-03-30 15:30:37
I damn well hope this is the bottom of the sun spot cycle (it sure HERTZ!)
 
VA6SZ   SOAB HP   75,2082008-03-30 15:37:35
Living in the AU zone for one of these tests is a test of one's sanity.
Extremely poor conditions in the first 24 hours. Only managed 12 hours at the
mic. A fun time non the less. de Andrew
 
KS1Y(N1BAA)   SO(A)AB LP   234,6322008-03-30 16:06:46
ICOM 756 PRO 2

6L15M MONO
5L20M MONO
80M VERT AND DIPOLE + BEVERAGES
160m VERT + BEVERAGES
 
KI9A   SO(A)AB HP   209,2382008-03-30 16:32:44
Would not have even turned the rig on this year if were not for the 1 point USA
contacts. Like the NAQP, with a handful of DX thrown in. Had 3 seperate
100+/hrs, which kept it fun for me.

73-Chuck KI9A
 
DL1ELY(@DL2OBO)   SO(A)AB HP   1,731,3482008-03-30 16:34:41
Thanks to Tom, DL2OBO, for ofering me his fine station. That was great
Hospitality! Vy 73 de Stefan, DL1ELY
 
WT7RC(N7WR)   SOAB HP   101,5002008-03-30 16:44:20
Very limited time. Lots of fun in spite of snow static
 
YT2T   SOAB HP   5,888,6212008-03-30 16:47:03
Thanks for nice contest.
CU in CW part.

73 de MARKO YT2T ex.4N1JA
 
HI3C   M/S HP   8,607,4552008-03-30 16:51:25
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2. DIPOLO 160 METERS 1/VERTICAL TOWER 100 FEET AND 1/V INVERT
3. DIPOLO 80 METERS 1/2 ELEMT AND 2/V INVERT CW AND SSB

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VA3DX   SO(A)AB HP   1,569,7562008-03-30 17:03:14
QRV on and off all weekend
enjoyed the SSB as much as I could stand
give me CW or RTTY
points for CCO .....
 
AF6T(K6TD)   SOAB HP   604,1172008-03-30 17:05:34
Wow..condx really were poor Saturday AM, got better on Sunday. Test ended
before I was ready for it to end. I was on a 70+/hr run when the clock ran
out.

Doug Adams was right about the magic number...two of us landed on QSO #42 at
the same time!

Did work any EU.

Thanks for pullng out the QSOs on 80m with my really weak signal.

K6TD/KR
 
K7EG   SOAB HP   174,1102008-03-30 17:06:42
Conditions improved Sunday - short eu opening - gud N/S, Asia.
 
AK6M(K6MM)   SO(A)AB HP   278,1242008-03-30 17:09:08
Battling the flu, but managed to sniff through 20 hours. Conditions were pretty
bad first day, but picked up Sunday morning. Had difficulty hearing many
European stations. QRN was S9+ for many hours. Always an enjoyable contest.
Thanks for the Qs. 73, John AK6M (K6MM)
 
2EØCVN   SOAB LP   21,5652008-03-30 17:09:13
At M8C for most of the contest but nice to give the 2E0 mult away once I got
home!
 
WN6K   SOAB(TS) LP   409,2472008-03-30 17:10:21
Finished Two Novels and started 100 pages of another...great sucess.

When the sunpots REALLY come back, my literature will probably drop in
importance perhaps.

WN6K
 
NN4GG   SO(A)AB HP   379,2602008-03-30 17:10:37
Just a little R&R... FT10000MP+ACOM2000A+Writelog+Wires in the woods
 
NH6P   M/S HP   7,057,4542008-03-30 17:11:11
Fantastic contest 20 meters was open to the world all night Saturday. Station
played perfect. That is no smoke with George here!!!

Thanks to everyone for the QSO's

Aloha, Fred and George
 
KR1ST   SOAB LP   25,3802008-03-30 17:12:40
Rig: IC-756ProIII
Pwr: 100 Watts
Ant: 20-15-10: three remotely switched 20m doublets in triangle configuration
40: 40m doublet and 80m inverted V
80: 80m inverted V + small 80m coax loop RX antenna with preamp
160: inverted L + small 160m coax loop RX antenna with preamp

I didn't get a chance to really play in this contest as I would have liked to.
I just joined in a few times here and there to give away a few points and
mults.

73,
--Alex KR1ST
http://www.kr1st.com
 
VE6CNU   SOSB20 LP   11,0842008-03-30 17:13:07
I got back from a week in 6Y5 Land at 0300 local time this morning. Didn't feel
much like turning on the radio, and then the XYL needed to go grocery shopping.
Bottom line was 1 hour at the end. Band condx seemed good and worked quite a
bunch of Argentina and other South American stations. Thanks for the Q's and
see you all in the next one.

Rig: FT-1000MP
Antenna: TH6-DXX at 40'
Software: N1MM Logger

73,

Jerry
VE6CNU
 
M8C   M/S HP   1,045,8182008-03-30 17:13:24
Just the raw score for nw! Few problems over the weekend so not a full blown
effort, but alot of fun was had by the whole team!
 
K4EU   SOSB20 HP   427,1222008-03-30 17:14:33
Conditions appeared to improve on Sunday.... Mostly S&P effort but had some
success running USA, EU and JA.... Most interesting callsigns worked -- M0VIE
and YO22NATO.... Thanks for the Q's.... 73....//Steve K4EU

FT-1000/Field
QRO HF2500DX
8 ele Log Period at 55'
 
WB8JUI   SOAB LP   176,9042008-03-30 17:14:36
Not even a whisper heard on 10 meters. Nowhere to go but up from here, I
guess...

Thanks to all for the QSOs.

73 - Rick WB8JUI
 
HL5YI   SOAB(TS) LP   7,0562008-03-30 17:14:40
Hi OM ? cu next contest. de hl5yi chae g,l 73..
 
KZ5OM   SO(A)AB HP   151,2982008-03-30 17:15:09
99.98% H&P - Did a lot of spotting (as k6iii).
Did not operate Sunday but worked the last 3 hours spotting to keep the band
maps full.

This KZ5 prefix is difficult to use in SSB (and CW). But I will keep it anyway.
 
IT9RBW   SOSB80 HP   1,010,0762008-03-30 17:16:11
-------------------------+
| QSOs by Continent |
+-------------------------+

EU: 723 ( 87,6 %)
AS: 29 ( 3,5 %)
AF: 10 ( 1,2 %)
OC: 0 ( 0,0 %)
NA: 60 ( 7,3 %)
SA: 3 ( 0,4 %)
Icom 756 pro 3, pa,home made loop
73s de IT9RBW Joe
 
NJ1F   SO(A)AB HP   357,6552008-03-30 17:16:59
Can't wait for more sunspots!
 
DAØCA(DL1REM)   SO(A)AB LP   869,5282008-03-30 17:17:00
40 ft vertical + low dipole 80m

73 de Frank DL1R.E.M.
 
NF4A   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   2,497,7402008-03-30 17:19:13
First serious effort from new QTH. Discovered line noise on 20, 15,
and 10 meters....will have to talk to the power company. Not my best
score but not bad for a shake down cruise. Thanks for all who had to
repeat due to noise.
 
W1KQ   SOAB HP   52,6822008-03-30 17:19:26
Last minute participation. Had to work again on Saturday and had a lot to do
around the house but got up Sunday morning and decided to do some operating.
This was all after having to reinstall XP from scratch on the shack
machine...DV Dongle driver crashed my system file and no recovery
disk...DOH!!!
AL-811H with 572B tubes gave me 900 watts PEP...I noticed in the BARTG RTTY I
was getting close to that for max although I only ran 400 watts for that test.
Installed tubes after Christmas and have been getting only 600 PEP...yeah maybe
only a needle's width difference in sig now but hey!!
Exciter FT-1000D. Antenna Cobra dipole made out of 14 AWG Romex up 75'.
Only worked 20m and 15m for this contest.
 
WQ2N(@W2VQ)   M/S HP   331,8002008-03-30 17:20:53
Limited time due to sickness and no voice for most of the weekend. (Thank god
for the voice recorder!). Will put in a serious effort in CW for sure!
 
N7IR   SOAB LP   114,2402008-03-30 17:23:20
Conditions not bad for the bottom of the solar cycle. Made more points for the
club than I thought I would. Completed both goals: 1)Make one QSO on each
band; 2)Get more than 100K points (kept revising this one upward all Sunday
afternoon). See you in the WPX CW, when I'll be using my new K3 I hope.
73
Gary, N7IR
 
NN4F   SO(A)AB LP   508,0122008-03-30 17:23:33
Part time effort using the new antenna farm, and a shakedown of the new station,
40m was disappointing with new 3el beam, had terrible line noise in the EU
heading. 20m stack worked well. Got some great signal reports.

Set a target of 500,000 points and just made it close to the end, would have
liked more time, but due to work commitments had to settle for 21 hours.

Paul - NN4F
FT1000MP MkV x2 100w

160m Dipole
2x 6el on 20
3el on 40, 5 el on 10, 7 el on 10

See you in the CW portion...
 
VO1KVT   SOAB LP   825,0842008-03-30 17:23:33
The weather here was snow and windy, good time to stay in and play radio. Thanks
for the contacts, lots of fun.
73 Ken VO1KVT
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   16,009,8242008-03-30 17:23:40
New software used - N1MM and performed nicely without big problems. Seems this
will be the new one we will be using from now on. Due to commitments with hotel
renovation no antenna work was done and only 40m and 15 m antennas were
rotatable.See you all in WPX CW in May.

73 Wally LZ2CJ
on behalf of LZ9W Contest Team
 
NX7TT   SOAB LP   129,2002008-03-30 17:25:00
Great contest...stilla challenge low power. Again thanks to a great host K0UK
and I thank him for his great hospitality. Many things I could say but will not
change a thing.. still a great contest...
see you all at Dayton.

Ed NX7TT
 
W1OHM   SOSB15 LP   1,2982008-03-30 17:25:33
Worked about half the stations that I could hear on 15, and that's the good
news. The bad news is all the other bands were worse at my limited station.
Couldn't reach any DX, so I stuck with 15.
 
K7XC   SOAB HP   4,8962008-03-30 17:25:53
Not a serious effort. Spent most of the weekend working on VHF+ amplifier
projects. Used only the bands where I currently have antenna's that cover the
SSB portion of the band. IC746, Alpha 78, Inv Vee for 20M up 30', 160M Inv L up
35'.
 
5D5A(@CN3A)   M/S HP   35,102,0252008-03-30 17:26:21
.....MORE NEWS LATER ON....... WE NEED TO SLEEP NOW !!!!!

THANK'S TO ALL THE PARTECIPANTS

73' DE MATT IK2SGC, STEVEN IK2QEI AND SAID CN8WW
 
DK8EY   SOAB HP   504,7942008-03-30 17:27:17
RIG: ICOM IC-7400, Heathkit SB-200, 5-ele-tribander, 2x24m dipole
 
K1LZ   SOAB HP   6,884,0422008-03-30 17:28:30
73' Krassy
 
XE1KK   SOSB15 HP   111,4082008-03-30 17:28:39
A busy social weekend keep me away from the contest. Uncle Bill XE1ZW’s 70th
birthday party was a good reason not to participate. He has taught me most of
what I know about this great hobby.

Very interesting conditions… although I can’t say they were good. Except
for California and a few W7s all the QSOs with the US were scatter either
beaming to Brazil or the South Pacific. The very few QSOs with Europe were
scatters in central Africa.

More PYs than LUs, when usually is the other way around. Several YBs but no
copy of DU. KH6 were not to strong. JAs were stronger beaming Hawaii than
Japan. It seems we had a propagation barrier to the northern places.

Several times I call during the morning but had ZERO answers… very unusual!
Last Thursday just worked 400 US stations on 10 meters while testing the
station.

Anyway in the last hour of the contest I double my QSO number and A35RK, VK9ANU
and H44MS called me.

The best part is to meet friends and give the XE1 prefix to those who needs
it.

73 de Ramon, XE1KK
 
YT1HA   SOAB LP   1,977,0482008-03-30 17:28:59
FOX CONTEST CLUB

1.8 INV VEE
3.5 INV VEE
7 VERTICAL -24 RADIALS
14,21,28 3EL. + 2 EL QQ

FT 1000 MP MARK FIELD
100 WATTS


THANKS EVERYONE!

73 ZIK YT1HA
 
N2RJ   SOSB20 HP   3602008-03-30 17:31:51
Decided to do 20M only because my SteppIR has a stuck reflector motor (being
replaced soon) and now only works well on 20. Actually it works well on all
bands but is optimal on 20 right now. Besides, I still have no antennas for
the low bands. Rectifying that SOON. 513 QSOs, is OK for now, hoping to
improve. I worked mostly DX as well on 20, mostly EU. Also tried livescores
application and enjoyed a real time "race to the finish."
 
K6GEP   SO(A)AB LP   57,9602008-03-30 17:32:07
I think I probably missed the best hour on 15m this weekend by missing
the first hour of the contest.

Bands seemed generally poor this weekend. I think the best DX was Friday
night. Didn't work any Europe or Africa (other than D44), and only 3 JA's.

I worked 2 band fillers - YJ8 on 15 and 8R1K on 40.

Calls to not confuse: VE6SV and VE7SV.

My biggest disappointment of the contest was when I woke up early this
morning to work DX on 40, and none of the DX in the Pacific and Asia
was listening up! ARGH!

Rig: FT-990 100W

Ants: 80 Meter Sloping Dipole from 50 feet
40 Meter Inverted Vee at 50 feet
20 meter dipole at 20 feet
15 Meter diplole at 25 feet

Software: N3FJP WPX Logger
 
ZW5B(@PY5EG)   M/S HP   13,336,1362008-03-30 17:32:50
Many Thanks to Mr. Oms PY5EG for let us use his ZW5B super station.
 
AI4ME   SO(A)AB LP   37,2362008-03-30 17:33:19
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WPX Contest Log 2.5
ARRL-SECTION: VA
CONTEST: CQ-WPX-SSB
CALLSIGN: AI4ME
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED ALL LOW
CLAIMED-SCORE: 37236
OPERATORS: AI4ME
CLUB: Potomac Valley Radio Club
NAME: Don Michalek
ADDRESS: 2437 Broomsedge Trail
ADDRESS: Virginia Beach, VA 23456
ADDRESS: (e-mail) ai4me@cox.net
SOAPBOX:
SOAPBOX:
SOAPBOX:
QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0138 AI4ME 59 001 W0ZP 59 266

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0140 AI4ME 59 002 8P1A 59 3446

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0142 AI4ME 59 003 HI3C 59 1831

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0143 AI4ME 59 004 S50A 59 1721

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0147 AI4ME 59 005 S566D 59 1657

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0155 AI4ME 59 006 KT5J 59 1730

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0208 AI4ME 59 007 PS2T 59 2013

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0215 AI4ME 59 008 WA7NB 59 955

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0216 AI4ME 59 009 S53M 59 668

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0218 AI4ME 59 010 OK5R 59 1960

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0219 AI4ME 59 011 KP2TM 59 2621

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0220 AI4ME 59 012 NX5M 59 737

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0225 AI4ME 59 013 W1CU 59 1170

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0228 AI4ME 59 014 WG7X 59 614

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0230 AI4ME 59 015 WC6H 59 635

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0233 AI4ME 59 016 NR6O 59 934

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0258 AI4ME 59 017 PR7AA 59 215

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0259 AI4ME 59 018 AM3SSB 59 538

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0302 AI4ME 59 019 4O3A 59 2614

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0306 AI4ME 59 020 NX7TT 59 991

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0309 AI4ME 59 021 FY1FL 59 1123

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0310 AI4ME 59 022 8R1K 59 1864

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0312 AI4ME 59 023 P43A 59 417

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0314 AI4ME 59 024 TO6T 59 2013

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0323 AI4ME 59 025 VQ58V 59 2143

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0328 AI4ME 59 026 TO5A 59 1716

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0331 AI4ME 59 027 W5VX 59 333

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0353 AI4ME 59 028 6Y1V 59 1187

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0441 AI4ME 59 029 YW5T 59 444

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 0448 AI4ME 59 030 FY5FY 59 1870

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1447 AI4ME 59 031 VA3SWG 59 418

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1448 AI4ME 59 032 NR8U 59 183

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1450 AI4ME 59 033 NU1AW 59 387

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1451 AI4ME 59 034 NQ4I 59 1774

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1452 AI4ME 59 035 W1GUS 59 896

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1452 AI4ME 59 036 VE3DZ 59 1984

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1454 AI4ME 59 037 W8MJ 59 1394

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1457 AI4ME 59 038 VP2E 59 289

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1459 AI4ME 59 039 NX5M 59 1616

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1503 AI4ME 59 040 HD2A 59 1988

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1507 AI4ME 59 041 KO0U 59 713

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1509 AI4ME 59 042 VE6FI 59 711

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1509 AI4ME 59 043 WP3C 59 1151

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1512 AI4ME 59 044 S50K 59 1909

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1513 AI4ME 59 045 N5DO 59 871

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1518 AI4ME 59 046 PW2D 59 1439

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1519 AI4ME 59 047 ZX5J 59 3213

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1523 AI4ME 59 048 ZW5B 59 1666

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1538 AI4ME 59 049 FY5FY 59 2185

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1541 AI4ME 59 050 8R1K 59 2334

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1550 AI4ME 59 051 NE1C 59 559

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1556 AI4ME 59 052 N2XD 59 392

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1558 AI4ME 59 053 VE6SV 59 616

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1604 AI4ME 59 054 K4PV 59 1586

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1611 AI4ME 59 055 AC6DX 59 677

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1618 AI4ME 59 056 PY2YU 59 2555

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1624 AI4ME 59 057 5D5A 59 2109

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1626 AI4ME 59 058 AO8A 59 2346

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1627 AI4ME 59 059 EA8CDI 59 583

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1629 AI4ME 59 060 CQ3T 59 1466

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1630 AI4ME 59 061 CT9L 59 3629

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1635 AI4ME 59 062 D44AC 59 2703

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1640 AI4ME 59 063 HK3JJH 59 616

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1643 AI4ME 59 064 YV1CTE 59 507

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1645 AI4ME 59 065 LT0H 59 775

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1650 AI4ME 59 066 8P1A 59 4577

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1655 AI4ME 59 067 FG/OM3LA 59 3754

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1657 AI4ME 59 068 TO1C 59 588

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1659 AI4ME 59 069 TO6T 59 2889

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1701 AI4ME 59 070 PJ2T 59 695

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1702 AI4ME 59 071 P40A 59 3270

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1702 AI4ME 59 072 VP2MAH 59 1254

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1703 AI4ME 59 073 P49Y 59 3113

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1707 AI4ME 59 074 YV4GLD 59 110

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1711 AI4ME 59 075 WP2Z 59 2472

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1712 AI4ME 59 076 LU1NDC 59 1584

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1716 AI4ME 59 077 KP2TM 59 3606

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1718 AI4ME 59 078 LT1F 59 1882

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1723 AI4ME 59 079 VP2E 59 755

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1725 AI4ME 59 080 TI5N 59 501

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 1738 AI4ME 59 081 6Y1V 59 2428

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1938 AI4ME 59 082 LP1H 59 2241

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 1940 AI4ME 59 083 TO5A 59 2516

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1947 AI4ME 59 084 K2QMF 59 083

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1948 AI4ME 59 085 WE3C 59 1256

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1949 AI4ME 59 086 AJ1M 59 440

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 1953 AI4ME 59 087 AG9/NP2I 59 569

QSO: 7000 PH 2008-03-30 2006 AI4ME 59 088 N2RRA 59 349

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2009 AI4ME 59 089 W6AFA 59 953

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2011 AI4ME 59 090 HG80HQ 59 1778

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2013 AI4ME 59 091 AA5B 59 1464

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2016 AI4ME 59 092 VE3CX 59 1694

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2017 AI4ME 59 093 N6XT 59 1401

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2018 AI4ME 59 094 W1CU 59 1614

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2021 AI4ME 59 095 VQ58V 59 2888

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2022 AI4ME 59 096 W7EB 59 1114

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2024 AI4ME 59 097 EE2W 59 1596

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2028 AI4ME 59 098 OM3BH 59 2711

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2032 AI4ME 59 099 W7WA 59 2405

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2034 AI4ME 59 100 OM7M 59 1796

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2035 AI4ME 59 101 YW4M 59 1728

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2036 AI4ME 59 102 HA3OV 59 3023

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2037 AI4ME 59 103 S53M 59 1424

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2038 AI4ME 59 104 S57AL 59 1866

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2039 AI4ME 59 105 FG/OM3LA 59 4455

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2041 AI4ME 59 106 W1CU 59 369

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2043 AI4ME 59 107 WN6K 59 659

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2044 AI4ME 59 108 XE2S 59 644

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2048 AI4ME 59 109 YW4M 59 1363

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2051 AI4ME 59 110 WX5S 59 166

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2051 AI4ME 59 111 K6NA 59 680

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2052 AI4ME 59 112 WC6H 59 156
QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2055 AI4ME 59 113 PP5JD 59 3103

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2058 AI4ME 59 114 PR5Z 59 1361

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2059 AI4ME 59 115 AY8A 59 1513

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2101 AI4ME 59 116 N6PEQ 59 2684

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2105 AI4ME 59 117 PT5A 59 2207

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2110 AI4ME 59 118 OP4K 59 981

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2129 AI4ME 59 119 P49Y 59 3799

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2132 AI4ME 59 120 VQ59W 59 2029

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2142 AI4ME 59 121 TO5A 59 2732

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2143 AI4ME 59 122 W6TK 59 1315

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2144 AI4ME 59 123 HI3T 59 2533

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2146 AI4ME 59 124 K7RI 59 719

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2148 AI4ME 59 125 YV1RDX 59 1226

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2149 AI4ME 59 126 ZX2B 59 2807

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2154 AI4ME 59 127 ZY7C 59 1572

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2204 AI4ME 59 128 PY3DX 59 920

QSO: 21000 PH 2008-03-30 2206 AI4ME 59 129 PR1T 59 1405

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2216 AI4ME 59 130 TM1W 59 2418

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2219 AI4ME 59 131 VE5FX 59 380

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2221 AI4ME 59 132 8P1A 59 5483

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2343 AI4ME 59 133 NC0B 59 395

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2346 AI4ME 59 134 WC6H 59 1334

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2350 AI4ME 59 135 W8RJL 59 402

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2352 AI4ME 59 136 WK0P 59 890

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2353 AI4ME 59 137 AD5DX 59 1115

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2355 AI4ME 59 138 N0QO 59 326

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2356 AI4ME 59 139 ZP0R 59 243

QSO: 14000 PH 2008-03-30 2359 AI4ME 59 140 KT5J 59 2454

END-OF-LOG:
 
KDØS   M/S HP   398,7622008-03-30 17:35:37
This was a training session for a couple new operators. Thanks to everyone for
their patience as they were learning. Since I had lots of time with the other
operators here I tried packet spots in Writelog for the first time. I can see
how useful it would be in contesting as it worked very well. I even had to go
work K4FX at the end so I could see our station spotted. Must have been some
computer problems happening there. We have all been there.
Bands seemed in very good condition this time but we had no activity on 10
meters with 15 being open for just a short time both days.
It was good to hear everyone on as the activity was great!
73
KD0S
 
CX9AU   SOAB HP   212,2802008-03-30 17:35:53
Rig: TS-440S/AT + 500w
Ant dipoles 10-40-80, 15, and 20
73´s Dan CX9AU
 
N4XL   SOAB LP   790,8302008-03-30 17:36:42
Thanks to all who worked me. Almost gave up Saturday morning as bands so bad.
Glad I stuck it out. Had a blast Sunday. Twice had best rates I've ever had.
Skyhawk at 55 ft gives me 2 s-units over the A4S at 25 ft. MANY contacts made
with K9AY loop that I otherwise would have missed. I'll have to put up a
permanent mast for it as it's here to stay.

FT1000MP Field
Skyhawk @ 55 ft
A4S @ 25 ft
272 ft horizontal loop @ 25 ft
33 ft 80/40 vertical @ 7 ft (top loaded on 80 mtrs)
K9AY loop (4 directional switching with preamp)
Inverted L for 160 (45 ft vertical and approximately thirty radials from 8 to
60 ft.)
 
TGØWPX(TG9AJR)   SOSB15 LP   40,9482008-03-30 17:36:47
Good to be back, station barely ready for the contest !
 
K7WP   SOAB HP   911,6242008-03-30 17:38:24
Great time, but wish I could have had more hours at critical times...thanks to
all for the Q's!

Equipment: FT1000MP; Alpha 76A; Force 12 6BA; 160/80m Sloper; N1MM

73 until the next one...!

John K7WP
 
NR3X(N4YDU)   SOAB LP   85,4342008-03-30 17:38:37
Made a mad dash at the end for fun. 40 SSB was a ball the last hour for me with
a mixed bag run of VE/US and scattered Europeans.

73,

Nate/N4YDU
 
ND4X(W4IX)   SOSB15 LP   144,5222008-03-30 17:39:48
Thanks to Paul for letting me use the ND4X call. Thought we might get some gud
European opening, but never really materialized...had good prop to EA land and
CT but everything else was backscatter..Thanks to all the DX stations and US
stations that worked me via backscatter, its really tuff with 100 watts. Some
gud African mults went into the log including 7P8, C91, ZS9, ZS6, 5D5, CN2,
D44, 6V7, ST2, EA8, EA9, CT3, and ZD7...Europeans wrkd via backscatter were EA,
EA6, F, CT1, 9A, OT, & DL. Hrd S5, LZ, and I stations but they could not hr my
100w. 73's John
 
K6LRN   SOAB HP   199,5032008-03-30 17:40:48
I was going to see if I could work some of the people that were going somewhere
to operate. Then I wanted to see if I could break 100, then 200, then 300, then
to see if I could make 200K. Now I am regretting not getting on sooner & trying
a little harder. CU all in CW WPX if the ringing in the ears quiets down by
then.
 
NG7Z   SOAB LP   4,9492008-03-30 17:43:49
Just on for a couple of hours to hand out the NG7 multiplier.
 
W7WHY(W7WHY+PACKET)   SO(A)AB HP   71,1362008-03-30 17:44:32
Very casual operation, Friday and Saturday evening for a few hours. We really
need some spots!! 73
Tom W7WHY
 
WX5S(@W6YX)   M/S HP   1,933,7982008-03-30 17:44:46
All systems were ready and checked out the week before this event.
We had a boat load of fun !!
A lot of interesting calls out there and as always some interesting moments
with busted calls and almost missed mults.
Thanks to everyone who made an exchange with us and provided the exhilarating
moments after getting spotted on the 'cluster'.
Rob, KG6SKA cut his teeth on WW WPX contesting from the 'shack' he was all
smiles when he left. I think we'll see him again for these sort of events.
 
K3TD   SOAB LP   132,5592008-03-30 17:49:21
Inverted L 30'H x 75'L w/ground mounted radials
IC-756ProII
N1MM

All band inverted L continues to work well on 40 meters.

73,
Tad, K3TD
 
WA7XX(@K8IA/N7RQ)   M/S HP   3,292,3362008-03-30 17:54:47
Radio Position #1: Orion II, Dunestar 600 BPF, Alpha 91B
Radio Position #2: TS-870S, Dunestar 600 BPF, Acom 1000

Antennas: (Switched to either position via WX0B Six-Pack)
3 el SteppIR at 78'
M-Squared 40M3L 3 el 40m yagi at 71'
Temporary Inverted-L for high portion of 40 ssb
Inverted V for 80m, appex at 67'
78' vertical (shunt fed tower) for 160m
K9AY Rx Loops for 80/160

What a wild ride it was. Best personal performance by this YL + OM team!

One real great highlight wasnt at all about us or our operation. It was taking
a few minutes to listen to Jordan, KI4GUO, run a 40m pileup. She is the 13 yr
old daughter of K4CZ and KI4ZWQ. She was doing real well picking the calls out
and handling things, even chiding some WB9, at one point, to "use phonetics".
;-)

The future of contesting looks bright!

See you all in the Seventh Area QSO Party, May 3-4, where we will be N7A.


73, Bob K8IA
88, Sandy N7RQ
Signal Butte Contest Team
Arizona USA
 
WU3A(@W3UA)   M/S HP   6,891,0752008-03-30 17:59:20
Several months of hunting power line interference along with PSNH specialist
produced no results yet -- so, as before, S5 to S9 noise was coming from EU
direction all day Sunday, making stacks useless... The only option was using
low steppir beaming NW for receive. Sorry guys for being deaf.

getscores.org was fun to watch -- I hope some day Writelog poster will be
fixed, and breakdown would post correctly. Thanks to all for inspiration, and
especially WA7XX and NQ4I. (2K QSO on 40 -- I can't believe it was possible for
normal humans from the US soil). Just outstanding! I wish WR3Z also be there ;)
 
WØRAA   SOAB LP   28,9712008-03-30 18:01:48
I was strictly S&P. No intent to stay in it long, but
I picked up a few new ones, so decided to stay a
little longer. Had a lot of fun for 7 hours on and off. Most
of my time was spent turning the VFO knob. I'll definitely be
in the next one. Thanks to everybody who gave me a contact.
 
WI4R(W4SVO)   SOSB80 HP   961,0862008-03-30 18:02:46
Want first to thank Lee. Also thanks to all who gave me points. This is the best
I have ever done in this contest. Friday night started out slow but picked up
later. I worked quite a few euros. The static picked up though and made for
many repeats. Saturday night I had a great run into Europe, about 85 were
logged, including 9K2,H2,C4,and having 5T5DC call me! I was hoping for around
500,000 points, for at least maybe third or fourth place. I did well past this.
I thought maybe I would catch ND8DX, with the idea of working more 6- pointers,
but he just had to may Q's for me to catch up. Cogratulations to ND8DX.
Mark-W4SVO
 
KD5J   SOAB LP   104,7062008-03-30 18:03:17
2008 CQ World-Wide WPX Contest KD5J

SINGLE-OP-LP AR Section

--------------------------------------------
160m 1 1 1
80m 58 76 35
40m 312 398 118
20m 48 64 29
15m 6 15 6
--------------------------------------------
TOTALS 425 554 189

Claimed score = 104706

2008 CQ World-Wide WPX Contest KD5J AR Section

Prefix Multipliers:

6Y1 FG0 KB3 KF6 KT3 NB7 NR3 VE1 WA5 WM4
AA2 FY5 KB5 KF7 KU4 NC1 NR6 VE2 WA7 WQ1
AA3 K0 KB8 KF8 KY4 ND1 NR7 VE3 WA8 WR3
AA6 K1 KB9 KG4 KZ1 ND4 NR8 VE6 WB0 WR9
AA8 K2 KC0 KG5 KZ7 ND8 NS1 VE7 WB1 WS4
AB8 K3 KC2 KI1 KZ9 NE1 NU0 VO1 WB4 WT4
AC0 K4 KC3 KI4 N0 NE4 NU1 W0 WB5 WU3
AC2 K5 KC4 KI6 N1 NF4 NX2 W1 WB7 WX3
AC5 K6 KC7 KJ4 N2 NF5 NX5 W2 WB8 WX5
AD7 K7 KC8 KK9 N3 NG1 NX7 W3 WB9 WX7
AF8 K8 KC9 KN1 N4 NG3 NX8 W4 WC6 WY3
AF9 K9 KD0 KN4 N6 NI2 NY0 W5 WD5 WZ4
AG9 KA1 KD4 KO0 N7 NI6 P49 W7 WD8 WZ8
AI0 KA2 KD8 KO4 N8 NJ3 PJ2 W8 WD9 XE1
AJ1 KA4 KE0 KP2 N9 NN4 PY2 W9 WE3 XE2
AJ4 KA8 KE5 KQ2 NA1 NO4 S50 WA0 WE9 YV1
AK9 KA9 KE7 KQ4 NA3 NO8 V48 WA1 WG2 ZX2
AM7 KB0 KE8 KR1 NA4 NQ2 VA2 WA3 WG7 ZX5
AO8 KB1 KF4 KR8 NB3 NQ4 VA3 WA4 WI4

Total: 189
 
VE8DW   SOSB20(R) LP   4,0172008-03-30 18:09:18
Had a great time. 47 contacts is a new personal best, many thanks to everyone
that worked me.

73
Wally, VE8DW
 
KN1DX(K4ZW)   SOAB HP   7,350,8422008-03-30 18:19:22
Prior to ARRL DX I arranged with NR4M to use his station for ARRL DX SSB,
Russian DX, and WPX SSB since the station is normally used for multi-op in CW
contests. I figured if I was going to rearrange the station I might as well
operate all 3. The 40 meter beam at my home station is still out of commission
and since Steve has bigger hardware and I spend so much time there helping to
put the place together, it seemed like the way to go.
This weekend was a real roller coaster ride. Friday night was an absolute
disaster. I couldn't get any runs going on any band, not even to the US.
Also, I thought I had an Orion go bad but when I replaced it with another and
the same thing happened, I quickly discovered it was operator error. Going
into Saturday morning, after 6 hours of operating, I had a paltry 300 QSO's and
a major hole to dig out of. Some of the guys stopped out at the farm Saturday
morning and with the poor conditions on 20, I was literally a QSO or two from
walking away from the radio and hanging with them. After grinding through ARRL
SSB and Russian DX, I didn't think I had it in me to do this again. I don't
know why, but I hung with it. The terrific opening on 20 to JA and later some
nice runs to Europe on 40 & 80 got me focused again. By Sunday morning I had
too much time invested so I figured I was in for the haul. So in the end this
turned out much better than I expected. But, I've had my fill of contesting
for a few months.


Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm
OffTime

D1-0000Z --+-- 42/37 15/15 6/6 --+-- --+-- 63/58 63/58
D1-0100Z - 41/25 11/9 - - - 52/34 115/92
D1-0200Z - 16/11 34/24 - - - 50/35 165/127
D1-0300Z - 25/19 23/10 - - - 48/29 213/156
D1-0400Z - 52/30 - - - - 52/30 265/186
D1-0500Z - 12/10 19/10 - - - 31/20 296/206
1
D1-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 296/206
60
D1-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 296/206
60
D1-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 296/206
60
D1-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 296/206
60
D1-1000Z - 1/1 - - - - 1/1 297/207
59
D1-1100Z - 36/14 3/1 18/5 - - 57/20 354/227
D1-1200Z - - 6/3 77/53 - - 83/56 437/283
D1-1300Z - - - 65/33 1/0 - 66/33 503/316
D1-1400Z - - - 99/47 11/7 - 110/54 613/370
D1-1500Z - - - 80/27 13/10 - 93/37 706/407
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 69/26 9/6 --+-- 78/32 784/439
D1-1700Z - - - 78/33 13/4 - 91/37 875/476
D1-1800Z - - - 69/40 11/5 - 80/45 955/521
D1-1900Z - - - 88/37 9/7 - 97/44 1052/565
D1-2000Z - - - 84/25 6/4 - 90/29 1142/594
D1-2100Z - - - 108/42 5/3 - 113/45 1255/639
D1-2200Z - - 1/0 113/42 2/1 - 116/43 1371/682
D1-2300Z - - 5/1 51/20 1/0 - 57/21 1428/703
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- 107/21 --+-- --+-- --+-- 107/21 1535/724
D2-0100Z - - 84/10 - - - 84/10 1619/734
D2-0200Z - 60/9 3/1 - - - 63/10 1682/744
D2-0300Z - 34/7 3/0 - - - 37/7 1719/751
5
D2-0400Z - 19/5 - - - - 19/5 1738/756
60
D2-0500Z - 27/4 33/9 - - - 60/13 1798/769
D2-0600Z - 3/1 1/0 - - - 4/1 1802/770
55
D2-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 1802/770
60
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1802/770
60
D2-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 1802/770
60
D2-1000Z - - 4/2 - - - 4/2 1806/772
58
D2-1100Z - 1/0 29/6 21/7 - - 51/13 1857/785
D2-1200Z - - 6/1 59/26 - - 65/27 1922/812
D2-1300Z - - - 61/14 3/0 - 64/14 1986/826
D2-1400Z - - 7/3 61/14 - - 68/17 2054/843
D2-1500Z - - 3/2 77/21 4/1 - 84/24 2138/867
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 32/14 20/2 --+-- 52/16 2190/883
D2-1700Z - - - 36/11 10/2 - 46/13 2236/896
D2-1800Z - - - 132/30 3/1 - 135/31 2371/927
D2-1900Z - - - 92/16 4/2 - 96/18 2467/945
D2-2000Z - - - 95/18 2/1 - 97/19 2564/964
D2-2100Z - - - 110/23 1/0 - 111/23 2675/987
D2-2200Z 2/0 - 1/1 46/17 5/1 - 54/19 2729/1006

Total: 2/0 369/173 398/1291827/647 133/57 0/0
 
W4NTI   SOAB(TS) HP   152,9752008-03-30 18:19:41
I think pulling teeth would have been more fun..Conditions fair to poor. Ten
was totally dead, except for TE, but not worth hanging around waiting for it.
Plus my Alabama Power contributed NOISE pretty much killed the band. 15 perked
up on Sunday, but I couldn't cut lose to take maximum advantage.

So 20 and 40 were the workhorse bands as usual.

Come on Cycle 24...P L E A S E ..hi.

Dan/W4NTI
 
VO1TX   SOAB HP   177,0722008-03-30 18:20:24
Really enjoyed the Contest!! Really distinguished the value of The Mosley TA 33
JR compared to the Alpha Delta DX CC this time!!! Looking forward to next years
WPX Contest!! Cheers VO1TX
 
K6CSL   SOAB LP   12,4802008-03-30 18:20:56
Try as I might, the conditions were poor for LP and wire antennas. It was nice
to hear lots of stations, including DX, appearing in the General portion of 40.
Unfortunately the same was not true of 80. I did hear N6AJR above 3850, but
apparently he didn't hear my anemic signal. The only station I even heard on
160 was NR6O who apparently spent a lot of time there. The only signals I heard
on 10 were NR6O, and 2 Argentina stations. Boy there were sure a lot of Hula
stations on, which was nice to here. Last year I think I only found 2. Well,
maybe the conditions will be a little better for CW in May. 73's to all, and
thanks to all those who worked me. Bert, K6CSL.
 
W4TMN   SOAB LP   551,8702008-03-30 18:29:27
A new personal record for me!! It was great to work my elmer (he is almost 82
years old, a couple of new countries and my old friends. As always, it was
great to hear an encouraging word from N4PN and to hear him rack up the Q's!!!
I can only hope that Cycle 24 will be be even more exciting than 23!! Who would
have known that conditions would have been so terrible this weekend??? Thanks
to everyone who dug into the mud to pull out my puny signal.

73,

Hershel
 
TI5N   M/S HP   7,007,8972008-03-30 18:36:55
MS with one rig, one computer and N0KE and W0ETT and thanks to TI5KD for
providing the vy FB station.
 
AE1P   SOAB HP   427,3562008-03-30 18:37:20
Had fun, really impressed with the hex-beam, opened up a lot of EU for me
73
Neil
AE1P
 
W2IRT   SO(A)SB40 HP   512,5562008-03-30 18:40:17
Only spent a few hours this weekend playing and nothing serious at all until the
last hour on 40 when I did manage to get a good run going to stateside. At least
propagation was better than ARRL-SSB! I'll probably get on for a few hours in
May for the CW version, too.
 
NØBUI   SOAB LP   115,2902008-03-30 18:42:28
Cw is easier. Hope to see you all in the WPX CW. Thanks for all the Qso's.

73, Mike N0BUI
 
W4EE   M/S LP   520,0392008-03-30 18:48:29
TS-440S
C3S es G5RV
Tnx for the Q's
 
N4PN   SOAB(TS) HP   2,622,5782008-03-30 18:51:40
Thanks to Mark, KJ4VO (Mgr. HRO Atlanta) for letting me use his call in this
one.
First day was a mess...but Saturday night and all day Sunday made up for it.
Score is way down from last year due to working lots of one point Q's while
the bands were not good. More Q's this year by 65 but mults down by 41 and
score down by over 200,000 points..
Surprises included T77NM, A35RK and YJ8TZ among others that called in.
Two DXp stations TO5RZ and 5T5DC called which was great..
Fun keeping up with my buddy Charlie, NF4A, who's up and running again from
his new home.
See you in the WPX CW - using WT4PF in the cw test this year. It worked for
me last year in the SSB test.
Same ole station here in town.
FT1000MP/AL1200 - KW
Hygain TH5 @ 70'
Alpha-Delta 40/80 Dipole @ 65'
Inverted Vee for 160 @ 90' (Thanks to a pine tree)
73, Paul
Logging with CT
 
W4KW   SOAB HP   534,8522008-03-30 18:56:28
Lost utility power several times (amid all the lightning)& the 160 Antenna
Friday evening when the first storms came through. Short 10 mtr. opening Sunday
afternoon. 20 Meters very active, as usual. Hopefully next year will bring
better conditions and more operating time.
Tnx to ALL for all the fun and Q's.

73
Bert
 
KJ4VO(N4PN)   SOAB(TS) HP   2,622,5782008-03-30 18:56:47
Shouldn't do these things when so tired....getting old is for the birds.
Sorry didn't put the right call in the first posting...
Sorry Mark...
73, Paul, N4PN
 
WC6H   M/S HP   4,041,4082008-03-30 18:57:23
CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST -- 2008


Call: WC6H
Category: Multi Single
Power: High Power
Band: All Band
Mode: SSB
Country: United States

BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/Q PREFIXES


160 15 18 1.2 1
80 546 928 1.7 98
40 880 2103 2.4 259
20 1319 1879 1.4 328
15 247 484 2.0 50
10 8 20 2.5 8
--------------------------------------

Totals 3015 5432 1.8 744 = 4,041,408
 
XU7ACY   SOAB LP   1,186,9022008-03-30 18:58:35
Great time operating from this side of the globe.A whole different ball
game.Almost impossible to get Euro's attention on 40 and 80 meters,signals 20
over 9 have no idea you are calling them.Great openings on 15 and a nice short
burst on 10 too.Very poor conditions to NA,although WE3C was booming in on 20
near the end. Peter,XU7ACY / NO2R
 
PU1KYC   SOSB10 QRP   17,5402008-03-30 19:03:57
Very Dificult for me in my first Contest QRP,
Rio DX Group
 
NJ4M(K1TO)   SOAB HP   4,200,0002008-03-30 19:04:54
Surprised to work one European on 10 Meters!

K4OJ would take this opportunity to remind everyone that the Florida QSO Party
is just 26.5 days away! Please mark your calendar for April 26-27.

73, Dan, K1TO
 
KOØU(KØOU)   SOAB HP   652,2882008-03-30 19:09:52
Lowest number of Q's and mult's in many years made for the worst score I can
remember. Maybe by the time the CW WPX gets here we will have a sunspot or two
and we can operate something other than 20 meters. With conditions like they
are this turns into a domestic contest for me.
Hope to see you all in the MO QSO party next weekend when I plan to be a rover
for the first time (with W0BH). 73 de K0OU Steve in MO
 
NU1AW(@W1AW)   M/2 HP   2,268,9542008-03-30 19:10:02
NU1AW operated from ARRL HQ. We just wanted to put HQ on the air for a little
while and hand out a nice prefix.

On behalf of Ward (N0AX) and Chuck (K0BOG), thanks for all the QSOs.

73,

Sean Kutzko KX9X
ARRL Contest Branch Manager
kx9x@arrl.org
 
KA6SGT   SOAB QRP   9,8152008-03-30 19:12:24
While SSB is not generally my cup of tea, I had fun testing out my new Heil
ProSet. QRM was intense throughout and the HC4 element did what Bob Heil said
it would, despite operating QRP. Thanks to all for their patience.
 
W4LT   SOAB LP   271,8132008-03-30 19:18:14
Sat in the chair as much as possible between house work, selling a car and
attempting to buy another one for my son... And the weather here in Florida
was just SOOOO nice this weekend!!

I thought we had sunspots? Conditions were so so, with massive QSB on 10 and
15 at times. Experienced what I think was a blackout on 15 Saturday, a big
rushing noise, and all the signals disappeared for about four minutes.

Some fun runs on 40, used my old TS430s instead of the 850S/AT for these. The
extra 35 watts may have helped! Was encouraged with my performance on 40, I'm
getting quite good at quickly setting splits with N1MM with the 850!

Did anybody else work S566D or was he a special call just for me? He called me
on 40 and I asked him three times just to make sure! I just copy what they
send!

One insane moment in this test! Was running on 40 when a good ol boy sounding
gent called to tell me "Contester, you are out of band!". I was on 7.147.9. I
said "but I'm an Extra!" And he said "The US phone band ends at 150,
contester!" and was never heard from again...

I wish he would have ID'd so I could send him a copy of the post December 16
bandplan! I was laughing so hard it messed up my cadence for a couple of
minutes.

Poindexter! Turn off the Wayback Machine, will ya?

All in all, good fun for 8 hours.

Lu-W4LT
 
ZM1K(ZL1AIH)   SOSB80 HP   12,4082008-03-30 19:23:21
K3 + 500w amp, 'Tee' vertical - miserable conditions, S&P only.
First SSB contest since 1958 - might the the last for a while.<G>

High lite - working DL3TD,GI4COM 2 hours before my sunset - they have great
ears.
Low lite - XYL's family visiting for the week end.
73,
Ken ZM1K (ZL1AIH)
 
NR6O(@N6RO)   M/M HP   7,679,4802008-03-30 19:23:36
Despite lack of propagation on the high bands, our team exceeded last year's
score by nearly 30%. QSOs on all bands were better than 2007, and new station
QSO records for this contest (about our 20th year) were set on 160, 80 and
40m.

We had some minor networking problems, but packet on VE7CC was solid. The wind
Saturday night produced some arcing on the 160m elevated radials and an 80m
loop. The 160 arc was like an emergency flare, easy to find at night! On 160m
some precip static on Friday night, and thunderstorm QRN on Saturday made copy
difficult.

All of our regular team were here for this one, plus a newcomer to contesting,
K6IAM. Licensed about one year (extra class), Iain had never operated a
contest before. After an hour of listening to N6RO on a second headset on 40m,
he took over the rig and produced hours of 122 and 126! He did much of the
40m operating all weekend, including daytime trolling. Our 40m # is 300 Qs
higher than any previous total. We have declared K6IAM a 'natural' contester!

Congrats to NQ4I and crew, and the other M-M teams.

Here's the approximate continental breakdown. We on the west coast are
starting to forget what Europeans sound like!

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

North America SSB 266 706 1193 859 237 53 3314 74.0
South America SSB 1 10 34 64 102 37 248 5.5
Europe SSB 0 0 1 117 0 0 118 2.6
Asia SSB 1 79 107 194 91 0 472 10.5
Africa SSB 0 5 2 9 1 0 17 0.4
Oceania SSB 2 32 70 70 99 37 310 6.9

Five stations: Three FT1000mp, Orion, K3. CT logging S/W.
Stacked yagis on 40 through 10m, 2L LOOPS on 80m, 4 Square on 160.

CU in WPX CW, N6RO
 
WX3B   M/M HP   5,083,4882008-03-30 19:28:51
Operators:


WX3B, N3ST, NY3A, N3YIM, N3VOP, KB3IFH

This was another fun effort at WX3B. I enjoyed seeing my good friends playing
radio during weekend. This effort could best be described as a limited
multi-op, with the focus on maximizing fun over score.

Joe, N3YIM is learning that not all packet spots are GOOD ones! Joe did an
excellent job pouncing on 20 meters and a very reliable source states that Joe
got an Official Observer notice for a prior contest at WX3B. This has a twist:
it was a POSITIVE COMMENT on how he conducted himself during the event. Way to
go Joe!

Steve, NY3A came over on Friday night and made some contact on 160 & 20 while
re-possessing his Icom 756 PRO III (nice radio!).

Brian, N3ST made the majority of QSOs on 80 meters both nights, and left WX3B
just before European sunrise, leaving the real fun for … WX3B!

Mike, N3VOP immediately created quite a pileup when he took over the main 20
meter radio late Sunday afternoon. He is certainly developing the necessary
skills to dig weak signals out of the noise (and boy was there noise on 20 this
weekend). On several occasions, he corrected the WX3B copied exchange.

Randy, K3IFH (guest) came over to see what WX3B was all about. He says he like
handing out points, but he’s not one of those “hard core” contesters.

Some other highlights: the HUGE JA and Asian opening Saturday night, and the
endless 20 meter opening to Europe that lasted past 6:30pm Sunday evening.

One final highlight for me was having band conditions shift, and a very
gentlemanly Krassy, K1LZ relinquishing his run frequency to me after we both
discovered we were in each other’s way. Some of you might understand why
this is a highlight.

Thanks to all my PVRC friends that stopped by, spotted me and made this a fun
event. See you in the summer contests!

73,

Jim WX3B
 
KØRI   SO(A)AB HP   590,9492008-03-30 19:31:10
OP time interrupted with Search & Rescue missions both Sat night and Sun.

IC-756proIII
IC-PW1
160m horiz loop
Force 12 C-19XR
 
W5VX   SO(A)AB HP   288,8642008-03-30 19:33:42
I thought that I'd see how my new FT2000 worked on phone. It seemed to work real
nice even with the lousy conditions.
 
ZY7C(@PT7CB)   M/S HP   23,002,3082008-03-30 19:40:03
Great contest, even better with good conditions like this year. Little problems
not related with RF, but with dxcluster network and internet connection.

Thank you all for QSO and hpe see you again on the Manchester Mineira All
America Contest and WPX CW Contest.

ZY7C Team.
 
KØGAS   SOAB HP   242,6942008-03-30 19:47:27
HAPPY TO SEE 15M STARTING TO OPEN AGAIN. ALWAYS ENJOY THE CONTEST.
 
YB4IR   SOSB20 HP   1,016,1602008-03-30 19:51:40
Using TH6DXX (Yagi 6 elements 3 bander with heigh 20M from the ground) and
TS930S. Out put power around 400 watt from AL811.
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   1,088,5442008-03-30 19:51:51
* FT-2000 and SB-221
* N1MM Logger (with rig DVK control)
* 3 ele. trapped tribander at 45'
* 40M -- half-squares
* 80M -- delta loop
* 160M -- inverted-L (good for almost nothing this weekend)

Band QSOs Pts WPX
1.8 1 4 0
3.5 123 479 42
7 224 892 78
14 594 1290 288
21 1 3 0
Total 943 2668 408 Score: 1,088,544

My first WPX SSB (at least, I don't recall trying this one before). Had a very
good time, and thought I would -- WPX appeals to me more than most phone
contests as there's tons of action, everyone gets to work everyone, and there
are plenty of mults around for a little pistol station like mine.

Expected conditions to be a bit better than they were, given the sharp rise in
solar flux over the past week. Just 1 contact on 15M. None on 10M.

Went in with hopes for 500 Qs. Managed that by Saturday some time, and just
kept going. Figured I'd try to get 500,000 points if the bands were any good. I
certainly did not expect to get near a million, but when it got closer I drove
hard for it, hi.

Friday night was really quite lousy on 40M and 80M from here. Watched the
livescores.org site to see my buddy VE4EAR surge ahead on the strength of a
powerful 40M outing. Ed (three provinces away) found mults and Qs I didn't know
existed. I kept going but figured I was going to have one of those weekends
where bad conditions truly determine how I do despite best efforts.

Things sure picked up on Saturday night. On 40M Friday night I was pretty timid
with the amplifier, as one kid reported TVI while playing his video games. I
don't want neighbour problems, so kept power below 300 watts until I could
confirm that only that one TV closest to the antenna, using a cheap RF-splitter
at the video game, exhibited TVI. The other cable-powered TVs in the house were
unaffected, so Saturday night was QRO again and it made a difference in Qs.

20M was good to South America on Friday and Saturday. Sunday seemed like much
slimmer pickins, but still quite a few new stations in the late morning and
afternoon. Decided to run a tuner between the amp and trapped tribander (Mosley
Classic-33) and that allowed me to work much better up in the high end of 20M,
though still doesn't quite make me comfy.

The new N1MM Logger macro commands for the FT-2000 DVK were in action for the
first time. Worked very nicely. About 70 per cent of my Qs are from CQing, and
about 20 per cent of CQs were DVK. Good for late at night, when all the family
heard were my hollered exchanges, hi.

Pretty dead low bands gave me about 9 hours of off-time each night, so sleep
wasn't an issue. Kept well-hydrated with lemonade and lots of plain ol' water,
as I wasn't sure what 30 hours at the mic would do to my throat. Can feel it,
but nothing much at all.

Felt like I made smart choices for band time (heh... "OK, Bud, stay on 20M
because nothing else is open. Ever."), and pointed in all the right places at
the right times. Wish JA had been open longer both days, but happy to work the
handful that I found. Europe opened rather briefly both mornings, with Sunday
a.m. the stronger opening. Still, the peak to EU was a bit flat and signals
choppy. Had a hard time with all but the big guns.

QSOs Pts WPX Score (claimed)
2008 943 2668 408 1,088,544 SOAB HP
 
ADØK   SOAB LP   2,4602008-03-30 19:52:36
Poor band conditions during time I was operating.
 
VE6SV   M/S HP   2,991,6542008-03-30 20:08:36
It was a very difficult weekend from the propagation point. High absorption
produces very little openings for us. We had to work for every point and
multiplier. But that's what is all about.

It was a NA QSO Party for us!!!

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

SA 0 5 9 57 19 0 90 5.1
NA 34 76 387 947 10 1 1455 83.1
OC 0 2 19 3 16 0 40 2.3
AS 0 0 3 21 0 0 24 1.4
EU 0 0 0 136 0 0 136 7.8
AF 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0.3

The team thanks everyone who worked us and for putting up with the constant
again, again, again in the exchange chatter.

73, The Sierra Victor Team
www.ve6sv.com
 
W6NF   SOSB40 LP   6,6242008-03-30 20:17:13
Just a few minutes here and there. Nice to work 5T5DC on 40 CW without
competition :>)
 
NX5M   M/S HP   6,197,6142008-03-30 20:19:00
Lost two quality hours on 40m while a very slow moving thunderstorm seemingly
sat on top of us. Made it really noisy for us before we had to shut down....no
better once the threat had passed. So with two hours of down time and a total
of 4 hours of seriously high noise levels on the low bands there is no telling
how many qsos and additional mults might have made it into the log.
First WPX multi-single in 6 years. Thought the whole weekend was going to be a
domestic contest with the A index so high....but it did get better.
See you in CW test at the end of May.
 
NR7DX(K7ABV)   SOAB HP   201,8042008-03-30 20:19:16
Good time as usual, didn't mess with anything much above 20 15 and 10 not worth
the time..a few good hours to Europe made it fun too...thanks for the q's
 
VE4EAR   SOAB(TS) HP   724,9412008-03-30 20:24:42
Wow that was tough!
Friday night 40 was pretty decent for NA qso's but noise was pretty high and
other than a few SA stations, no DX was worked. 80m was next to impossible with
very high QRN and Aurora noise.

Saturday saw 20m slow to open with EU open for only 20 minutes around 1500 UTC.
The signals that were heard all had the polar flutter on them. Later in the
afternoon, EU opened again but very difficult to be heard. At about 2100 UTC it
was if someone turned the ionosphere off and 20m just died. No SA, no JA, only a
handful of strong west coast stations.

I could not find anyone new to work on 40m and even CQ'ing yield a rate of 10
per hour. Went to 80m and condityions were a bit better than Friday night.

Sunday stared horribly. We were experiencing a winter storm with 90km/h wind
gusts and freezing rain and snow. The vertical antenna stopped working
properley and I suspected the wind had damaged the elevated radials. The
doublet was blowing around like crazy and the VSWR was all over the place. I
wasn't going to be foolish enough to get up on the roof in that kind of
weather. I plugged along the best I could with the dipole.

Sunday morning EU opened up again with plenty of signals. I could hear them
without a any difficulty but they could not hear me. Even running 700W into the
doublet, seemed of little use. Again all the signals to EU had that polar
flutter.

Managed a few runs on 20m and finally 15m opened up. Not great but at least
some SA and carribean stations were worked. No ZL or African stations were
heard. Obviously a lot of US stations were working the same stations I was but
I could not heard a single one of them. The closest signals were a couple XE
and a CO station.

Late in the afternoon, 2100 UTC, my first JA stations called me for a change.
Sunday. Soon I was working more JA's than I have done in previous contests with
far better signals. At the same time, the CT1-CT3 were pounding in here and I
was breaking their pileups on the first call. Not a normal occurrence for me:)

Bottom line it was 48 hours of ups and downs. Starting with bad conditions, bad
weather, an aurora that feeds off my RF and lousy antennas. It ended on a bit
better note with a new personal high Q total.

Thanks to CQ and everyone for their patience and endless requests for repeats.
Also a special thank you to VA7ST for the motivation of keeping my butt in the
chair and for the sound thrashing!

73

Ed
 
TO5A(F5VHJ)   SOAB HP   6,951,6542008-03-30 20:31:53
I thought Saturday was bad, but Sunday was terrible. Very few European stations
on 15 compared to Saturday.
Ten, will it is the bottom of the cycle and only loud South Americans heard.
The score was lower then last year, but conditions were better in 2007.
36 hours is a good limit on operating time.
I would not bother with putting the station on the air for just 30 hours.
 
AY8A(LU8ADX)   SOAB(TS) HP   3,269,3762008-03-30 20:45:07
I began the competition with some fever and throat pain, on Saturday I slept
great part of the day and let us recover.
Me on Sunday I woke up better and I could enjoy the competition.

TX: TS-870
Amplifier: AL-1200
Antenna: (10-15-20) JVP-34-DX (40m dipole invested V)

73 de Diego - LU8ADX / AY8A
 
W8RJL   SO(A)AB HP   302,2222008-03-30 20:47:50
Limited time. Mostly S&P but did run on 20 meters last 45 minutes of contest.
 
N6AA   SOAB HP   1,049,8502008-03-30 20:52:39
In what appears to be a successful attempt to dispel rumors of my sanity, spent
quite a bit of time in the WPX phone contest this weekend.

Had power line noise toward Europe, the continent where every contact seems to
be a new multiplier. Fortunately, there was almost no propagation to there this
weekend. Had 3 Eu QSOs Saturday morning on 20. On Sunday fought for 16 more. It
took about 50 repeats (not an exaggeration) of my serial number to get it
across to a Hungarian station, but he actually persisted until he had it
correct.

When I reached my objective of 1 million claimed points on Sunday morning,
couldn't take it any more, turned off the radios, and went away. Returned for
the last 20 minutes.

It's still enjoyable to say hello to old friends and meet new ones. Thanks for
the contacts.

Dick
160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 20 157 235 250 20 9 691
VE calls = 3 19 21 20 0 0 63
N.A. calls = 1 12 22 18 10 0 63
S.A. calls = 0 7 25 48 44 19 143
Euro calls = 0 0 0 19 0 0 19
Afrc calls = 1 2 3 0 0 0 6
Asia calls = 0 1 1 10 4 0 16
JA calls = 0 3 16 16 65 0 100
Ocen calls = 0 3 13 10 29 0 55

Total calls = 25 204 336 391 172 28 1156
 
K6RM   SOAB QRP   11,5442008-03-30 20:55:10
QRP with low wire antennas is difficult, but especially on phone and when the
higher bands don't open. Looking forward to WPX CW! 73 and thanks to those
who struggled to hear me!
 
K5ER   SOAB HP   1,201,5362008-03-30 20:59:04
Was it just me, or was someone playing with the "enable propagation" switch?
Seemed to come and go all weekend. Glad to see a string of JA's Sunday
evening. Had to lose some time Saturday for funeral of SK (W5DDP rip). As seems
to be the pattern for contest weekends in TX/LA, more lightning storms came
through bringing low band noise and forced early shutdown Sat night.

Overall. it was a fun contest.

Thank you to all who stopped by.

See you in Dayton!

73!
Mark, K5ER
 
PR1T(@PY1NB)   M/S HP   9,922,9782008-03-30 21:24:07
nice propagatiosn in 15 meters but very high QRM !!!
 
WD5K   SOAB(TS) LP   1,074,1862008-03-30 21:25:30
FT1000mp 100w
TH7DX @ 50'
40m Dipole
80m Inv V
 
UU7J   M/2 HP   12,753,0402008-03-30 21:49:35
Bsd condx, many problems with PA's
But anyway we had fan!

tnx to All's !
de
UU7J Team
 
KN3A   SOAB LP   22,3202008-03-30 22:15:08
Part time effort to help out the cause. Band conditions not the best, especially
on 20 meters.

Kenwood TS 450SAT
G5RV @ 35 Ft.
N1MM Logger
 
9K2HN   M/S HP   16,753,8002008-03-30 22:22:18
The condition was very bad, no qso made in 10m with EU only Asia & Africa. I
hope the propagation will improve next year.
 
N4KG   SO(A)AB HP   211,1772008-03-30 22:46:27
Phone - UGH! High Band Condx - YUCK !

What's with so many South American stations CQing in my face on the high
bands?
Most worked later with better signals. Weird.

Low Band Conditions - "Interesting"

Worked several Middle Eastern Stations on 75 and 40M, including C4I, H22H,
P33W, and 9K2HN. Listened (on the speaker) to 9K2HN call several unanswered
CQ's after my QSO on 75M! Worked C4N on 40M with one call, barefoot, at end of
the contest (2350Z).

Most QSO's with DX using Low Power when it worked, AMP when needed.
NO CQ's, very few USA Q's.

AO8A worked on 5 Bands (missed 10M)

Following 13 stations worked on 4 Bands:
5D5A 8P1A 8R1K CQ95F FG/OM3LA FY5FY P40A P49Y PJ2T TO5A (FM) TO6T (FG) V48M
YW4M

Another 22 stations worked on 3 Bands (mostly from SA / NA).

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
KH7B(K4XS)   SOSB20 HP   8,922,7292008-03-31 00:16:25
Wow, outstanding, great etc! Although the K and the A index were high
conditions out in KH6 were really great.

This was the first contest with all the KT36XAs rotating and I just finished
getting the last rotor up and working a day before the contest. I really didn't
know what the propogation would be like since the antennas had been fixed more
or less to the mainland since I put them up.

The contest started with a bang and by 0200Z I had around 500 QSOs. Around
sunset the first night the fun began with strong Asians and some Europeans and
Mideast coming through.

Saturday began with huge piles of W's and VEs with a smattering of VK/ZL and an
occasional Oceanic goodie. By the sunset I had attained my goal of breaking the
Oceanic record of 6.5M. Then the fun began again. As others have noted,
conditions on Saturday night were great. Many Asians and lots of Europeans
were logged on their respective sunrises as well as the usual bundles of JAs
and I worked them until 11:30 PM local time

Sunday morning began with runs of W/K, and then a BIG opening into Europe which
lasted for about two hours. There was only one hour that really stunk...around
1900 or 2000 the second day. Signals really got really weak and there was a
huge hiss across the whole band, resulting in about a 35 hour.

Having the W/K stations count for three points is a big change for me after
suffering through one pointers for years. I like it!

One interesting note....an XU7 must have been spotted above me since I heard
this huge racket up around 14229 while I was on 14226. How do I know it was an
XU7? Several stations called me blindly thinking I was the XU7. Ah, the joys of
the spotting clusters!

A big mahalo for all the spots and the QSOs. See you in the FQP!

Bill K4XS/KH7XS
 
DF1LON   SOAB LP   200,9282008-03-31 00:45:28
Just a part time activity on saturday from 12UTC for 10h.
TS850+FB33+FD4
 
DAØBCC   M/2 HP   9,670,2322008-03-31 01:24:32
BAND QSO DUP PFX POINTS AVG
-----------------------------------
160 285 2 47 541 1.90
80 999 13 331 2013 2.02
40 951 13 254 2415 2.54
20 1191 5 356 2535 2.13
15 446 6 154 882 1.98
10 23 0 2 67 2.91
-----------------------------------
TOTAL 3895 39 1144 8453 2.17
===================================
TOTAL SCORE : 9 670 232

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations
 
W1CU(@K6IDX)   M/2 HP   7,070,2562008-03-31 02:33:32
Our thanks to Brad, K6IDX for letting us use his fine station.
 
EA5DFV   SOSB15 HP   540,1472008-03-31 02:42:29
I was a bit tired from the RusDX and I don't have energy for the SOAB on this
contests. I was thinking that 15m. will be a good option for me this time: and
I'm satisfied with the result.

With this fair conditions, I hope to find more people on the band, but, anyway,
It was funny. Nice to log some USA stations till the contest end.

Thanks everybody for calling.

73 de Jose
 
S56A   SO(A)AB HP   1,832,1682008-03-31 02:52:38
Limited Yagi rotation and no PC audio conn. Only CQ on 80 m for EU VHF
prefixes. Memorable QSO were 7P8 on 15 m split, V73 on 20 m and XU7 answering
short 40 m CQ on Sun, 9A73AA on 80 m. Lot of splatters, especially in noisy
overcompressed CQ recordings. No RX can solve poor TX spectra!

73 de Mario, S56A
 
YT8A(YU1EA)   SOSB40 HP   5,440,8502008-03-31 03:15:57
73
CU in WPX-CW on 20m.
Dusan Ceha-Dule
YT8A/YU1EA
ex: 4N8A
member of RC Novi Beograd-YU1FJK (YT0T)
a.m. YT9X
a.m. YU0HQ
 
GM7M(MMØERK)   M/S HP   33,1762008-03-31 04:16:46
LOT OF PROBLEMS POWER CUTS AND PROBLEM WITH LOGGING PROGRAME (N1MM).BUT DID
ENJOY THE CONTEST WHEN WORKING.
RIG...FT920...AMERITRON AMP 400watts
3ELE YAGI AT 50ft
WINDOM 80 ANT AT 45ft
LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE
 
DL1Z(DF3KV)   SOSB20 HP   2,493,8882008-03-31 04:20:42
Very poor dx conditions at my location on the first day and very hard to get a
usable run frequency.
Conditions improved on sunday and despite beaming only fixed east/west
direction much more dx made it into the log.
I spend more time S&P then running on both days.

Station:

IC-751A+L4B
5/5@31m+19m fixed USA, another 5L@43m to the east.
All antennas hard wired parallel.

73
Peter
 
B7P   M/2 HP   3,741,5952008-03-31 04:23:04
What a very happy contest time! We can't run 48hrs since mostly OP have business
or homeworks at this weekend. 15m very good to EU at sunday, but all band bad to
NA! Our 80/160m antenna no ready at that moment, haha... see you in WPX cw
contest...

Ant:
10m - 5 ele homemade
15m - 5 ele create CL15
20m - 4 ele create CL20
40m - 3 ele create CL40B-4
80/160m - N/A

Rig:
IC-756PRO3 and TS-850s

Amp:
TL-922x2
 
VE3UTT(W1AJT)   SO(A)AB HP   2,980,4402008-03-31 04:23:17
Very noisy here but good conditions otherwise.
 
OL7R   M/2 HP   10,832,7452008-03-31 04:34:39
Our first serious effort in M/2. Its decision based on our current local
conditions and hardware possibilities. The core team was me, Vendy OK1WMV and
Ian OK1NP. We prepared some special antenna projects for 40 and 15m band during
Friday. Our next coleagues arrived as soon as they could.

The contest was without fatal errors, but Mr. Murphy visited us again. We lost
time on 20m thanks to bad relay switch in our PPA. It was able to do only TX
but no RX. The next problem was in different date in one computer (problem with
RTC and old backup BIOS batery in PC mainboard). Win-test logger generated data
integrity corruption immediately after Ethernet network connection to this
computer in our LAN. We had to extract cabrillo from corrupted data file and
hand-edit right contest date. After this procedure we had to import new
cabrillo back to each WT work station. This problem started for last 3 hours
when we finished in contest effort on 80 and 40m band.

The propagation conditions were in compilance with current solar cycle. We
desided to ignore 10m band because of sharing workplaces and also weak activity
monitored before contest. On 15m we have a few contats to NA arround 17:00z both
days. Propably it was trough equatorial path. Our antena was to SW direction. No
signal directly to NA. Also some back scatter to EU was monitored in the same
direction. The main activity on 15 was from SA and AF. No reall openning to NA
on 40m specially first contest day. It was terrible.

Equipment:

Workplace 1(80/15):
FT1000MP
PPAs 2x3-500Z and for second period on 15m band also driver 4xGU50(LS50) with
PPA RE400( glass tube similar to 4-400)to second direction.
Ant 80m: dipole at 24m and K9AY loops (+BPF and LNA)
Ant 15m: 6el at 25m, 5el at 15m, 3el in vertical polarization at 15m, 1/4wl
vertical with elevated radials at 7m

Workplace 2(40m):
FT1000MP
PPAs Alpha 91b and AL800HX
Ant 40m: 4el at 23m, 1/4wl vertical on the ground.

Workplace 3(20m)
FT1000MP
PPAs homemade 2xSRS457 and 2xRE400, PPPA 4xGU50(LS50)
Ant 20m: 5el at 20m, 4el at 15, crossed dipoles with circular polarization at
7m

Radios on workplace nr. 2 and 3 included Inrad roofing filter with W2AJI LNA
gain modification. For 160m we shared radio and PPA from workplace 2. Antenna
was 1/4wl sloper. No RX antenna on this band and this contest.

Anyway we had lot of fun and good beer from Pilsen. Our friends OK1IC, OK1RW
and OK1GTH visited us for the second contest period.

Thanks to all who called and see you in WPX CW 2008 ...

73 de Milan, OK1VWK on behalf of OL7R HF contest team
http://www.ol7r.net/
 
DR1A   M/M HP   23,599,6602008-03-31 04:37:51
Compared to last year Saturday's propagation was better, but Sunday was much
worse. We could improve our lowband results, but have about 500 QSOs less on
20m, missing mostly USA with rare prefixes (there was a very productive 20m
opening last year on Sunday evening). While last year there was at least SOME
15m opening to USA, it didn't happen this year. Just a few on skew path. 40m
USA was a complete loss in my eyes: not one single W/VE in the first night,
only a weak opening in the second night. Late Sunday it started around 2230z,
but never really opened. Big guns were 5/5 on the meter.

New to our group was Gerard, PA1TX, who came over on Saturday for a few hours.
Everyone else had been operating from here before. We were very happy to
receive Teemu (SM0W) again coming in from Stockholm, and Kazu (JK3GAD) from
London over "Niederrhein Airport" (NRN), which is only about 10 km away from
the station. Amazing that you can fly in at prices cheaper than what I spend in
my car driving to the station on the Autobahn... :-)

On Friday before the contest we enjoyed a picture show of the recent VP6DX
expedition (DL3DXX and DL6FBL were in the team). And here were also most of the
members of the upcoming VK9DWX expedition to Willis Island (VK9W). Final
decisions about the schedule will be made in one month.

See you in WPX CW !

73 Ben
DL6FBL
for the DR1A team

http://www.dr1a.com
http://www.vp6dx.com
http://willis2008.dl1mgb.com
 
KG6DX   SOSB10 HP   259,6002008-03-31 04:48:46
Ten meters still had some life in it.
 
4O3A   SOAB HP   10,351,1272008-03-31 04:52:09
Local thunderstorm closed Low bands totally for about one hour Sunday morning.
Sorry for pushing back a big station to repeat numbers, but noise was
+40dB….Thats what I missed for new EU record.

Left last few hours for 40M beaming JAs, but forgot that in JA was Monday
morning and Japanese are Japanese… In Montenegro we have to come on work when
we have some spare time…Hi….

Thanks to all for calling.

CU in WPX CW

Ranko
 
N2WN   SOAB LP   6,6782008-03-31 04:53:50
Just figuring out the new K3 and SSB operating (again). Like the rig so far and
thought the contest was quite leisurely in pace. The QRM situation is different
than on CW, more of a challenge for a little guy it appears. 15 was the most
enjoyable band, nice DX, well spaced. Have much to learn!

73,
Julius
n2wn
 
LY2IJ   SOSB160 HP   694,7222008-03-31 05:15:10
Condx to NA poor again in WPX SSB -only VE1ZZ + 3 USA stations.
VP2E, YW4M called on Sunday morning and found 9Y4D cqing under DR1A right
at SunRise here - tnx for completing my SSB DXCC 160 (wkd)!
"Only" 133 DL this time.

Thanks for all QSOs!
Time to roll in Beverages for agriculture season here -
had 7 directions this winter.

73 Arunas
 
HB1ØDX(@HB9CA)   M/2 HP   1,128,0622008-03-31 05:24:33
The Swiss DX Foundation (SDXF) uses this special call to celebrate it's 10th
birthday. For details on the special event station and how to qualify for a
special SDXF Original Swiss Knife check out http://www.sdxf.ch. The team
operated from HB9CA (Letzi-DX-Group) station.
 
WW9R   SOAB HP   257,4002008-03-31 05:26:12
Gap Voyager, Yaesu FT1000 MP Mark V, Ameritron AL811H

Wish I could have spent more seat time but was battling the stomach flu all
week-end...

See you in the next one,
Pat
WW9R
 
PJ2T   M/S HP   15,381,7162008-03-31 05:37:50
This one was just for fun. None of us wanted to work really hard, and we weren't
able to recruit any cutthroat ops so we relaxed, napped when necessary, and took
whatever the bands gave us. It turned out to be a good thing we didn't much care
about the outcome because we were nailed with terrible powerline noise during
much of the contest. It was solid S9 on all bands except 80 and 160, and it
cost us the almost total loss of 40. Apologies to the many of you who called
patiently but did not make it through the mask of noise. This was actually the
first time we were HOPING for a power failure so we could move to the generator
and have quiet bands!

N4RV and I sniffed out the source: two transformer platforms, one behind the
station and another at Sunset Waters Beach Resort about half a KM away. We
tried the usual remedies but couldn't stamp out the noise. We'll get with the
power company and get this fixed next time we're here for project work. The
utilities in this part of the world are under no legal compulsion to fix these
things, so we'll have to use some political finesse and possibly provide a
subsidy. <g> The noise came up probably because we are experiencing the
driest period on Curacao since 2001. Rain showers cure line noise, but we
haven't had a drop for weeks.

Thanks to N4RV, veteran of 39 years of contesting from this area of Curacao for
stepping up and doing more run operating than he planned. K2PLF did the lion's
share of the running, I (W0CG) backed up Marty, and PJ2BVU filled in
masterfully in the wee hours. W9JUV, a top honor roll DXer, accounted for
nearly all of our S&P mults.

Huge thanks to all the crew also for bag-dragging all kinds of assets down
here, ranging from new door pulls for the kitchen cabinets to custom splice
units made by W8WTS for 7/8 Heliax. Freight is super expensive to Curacao so
airline bag drags are the key to keeping up with our logistical needs.

WI9WI will be here SOABHP for WPX CW. Thanks to all CCCers for keeping PJ2T
alive and well.

73,

- Geoff, W0CG, PJ2DX for the PJ2T gang
 
S58L   SOAB HP   262,8992008-03-31 05:58:49
Working only at saturday. I did't expect so bad propagations but 10 m opening to
SA was big surprise of the contest.
Next time will be better HI.

ft-1000mp fied
sb-220
3el.3band
inv. V for 40&80
 
NQ4I   M/M HP   12,799,8912008-03-31 05:59:18
FT1000Ds, FT1000MPs, amps, 700 to 1.5 KW output. Rick had to leave early today
to go out of town. I can't adequately describe the antennas for bands that I
didn't operate. General operating assignments were:
160M: K4PK
75M: W5LE, WB4A
40M: K0EJ, KF4GTA
20M: VE7ZO, KU1CW, K4NV
15M: K4BAI, K5KG
10M: W4DD, WI4R
All: NQ4I

Low bands were quite good, particularly the first day. On Saturday afternoon,
there were rainstorms in the area and QRN was bad on the low bands that night.
20M and up closed tight at night except for some VK/ZL on 20M. 15M saw only a
few Eu QSOs on Sat and not too many more on Sun, mostly on the East skew path.
We heard and called many Europeans on 15 who did not hear us. On 15, we worked
southern and western Europe only. Only JA on 15 was JA3YBK on Sat afternoon on
the skew path to VK. Most DX on 10M was SA, CA, and Caribbean. Hard to work
other US stations on 15 and 10 with little or no Es propagation.

Thanks for all the QSOs, particularly for those resulting from QSYs from band
to band.

73,

John, K4BAI
For the NQ4I Team.
 
PA3ARM   SOAB LP   58,1402008-03-31 06:19:45
Hrd people wid same minds as those who spoiled mi 30m TX5C attempts around
7025.8 whisper in phone "CW only freqence" es WID HELP FROM OTHERS ! produce a
massive CW wall (the contest stn there was unable to rcve mi nr es finally
driven away) ....or endlessly whisper in phone "no contest frequence" (between
3610 > 3650)..
WHY? I am a CW operator but have no problems when BIG RTTY or SSB contest go as
low as 7025; on mi turn I enjoy wkg 7030 > 7100 in the CQ WW CW or ARRL DX CW
...
Do we get a contest police??? the last I wud think of...but..

Station:

Ten Tec Orion II 100W
2x8 m inv vee fer 80, 20, 15 es 10
2x 10m dipole fer 20 (NA - East EU)
2 x 9 m dipole fer 40 (EU)

cu next year
Harry
 
S57AL   SOSB20 HP   3,304,8212008-03-31 06:19:54
RX/TX: FT-1000MKV + PA 1500W
ANT: 1x 5el.yagi @ 31m
1x 2.el. loop @ 12m fixed to east.

Sri, to everybody who call me with no answer. A lot of wide signals on the
band.
CU in CW part.

73, Ivo, S57AL
 
4LØA(4L4WW)   SOAB HP   10,720,8482008-03-31 06:33:14
To be in SOAB was decided in few hours prior to the contest. I was absolutely
realistic about the station/qth and my chances in this category but at the end
desire to check some recently introduced antenna settings overcome the other SO
options I was considering. SO2R was not used, this is something new to me and I
had no time to set it properly though all the gears are there.
I am happy to the decision I made since now have much better understanding to
which direction further improvements are possible. Again despite the
propagation glitches which most of us have experienced I really enjoyed working
this contest.
The whole contest was done running generator. Yet again strong winds prior and
during contest caused frequent power shut downs and I just had no other
reliable option other than relying on big generator which worked just fine.
Wind nevertheless caused another problem, after the break I have found that
both Yagi on 80m and 40 were beaming off. 80m Yagi was off about 90 degrees,
probably that is an explanation why had terrible start with 80m and moved on 40
after an hour of operation.
The rest I guess is self explanatory from the table.
My sincere thanks to all who called
73
Gia
 
VE3AD   SOAB LP   21,3122008-03-31 06:47:35
Thought improved conditions might have produced better results on 15 and 10.
Good to hear SE Asia on 20M ; but couldn't crack the EU pile with low power.
 
OR5N   M/S HP   2,831,2502008-03-31 06:48:44
Cooperator team (ON3BG,ON3CYV,ON3EN,ON3HF,ON3TL)

Nice contest till the next one.

73 DE OR5N Team
 
M6T(G4PIQ)   SOAB HP   10,484,3692008-03-31 06:55:17
This looks a little more competitive than I had expected...

BAND QSO DUP PFX POINTS AVG
-----------------------------------
160 121 0 13 252 2.08
80 807 7 408 2829 3.51
40 469 4 114 1525 3.25
20 2007 30 458 4883 2.43
15 168 2 70 374 2.23
10 0 0 0 0 0.00
-----------------------------------
TOTAL 3572 43 1063 9863 2.76
===================================
TOTAL SCORE : 10 484 369

About 290 second radio QSOs

2 x FT1000MP + Alpha 87A + Titan

Ants
160m : Inv-V @ 28m
80m : 4 square + Inv-V @ 20m
40m : Random 402CD / Rotary Dipole @ 30m
20m : 204BA @ 28m + TH5 @ 32m
15m : Extended 155CA @ 25m
10m : 105CA @ 30m (FWIW)

A last minute decision to do this one. Setup in weather that was wet, cold and
windy (gusts to 90 km/h) - certainly too windy to riase either of the 2 towers
which had multiple antennas on. Thankfully about 5pm Friday the wind dropped
and I was able to get both those towers up and guyed off and before complete
darkness came got the 15m one up to 80% height.

I operated 0000-0622, 1140-0318, 0505-0619, 0720-0742, 1046-1106, 1206-2359.
The short periods of on-time on the second day were an attempt to try and
capture some additional mults from areas that might have got ignored otherwise,
but were generally a raging disaster where basic scoring rates were nowhere near
high enough so I canned them pretty quickly. Was a bad choice to have swapped
some LF night-time operating time for them. While tired, I also screwed up my
off-time calculations slightly and with the 1 hour minimum off-time rule ended
up 5 minutes short of 36 hours operating time.

The advantage of a 36 hour format over the 48 hour format of CQWW isn't that
you get more sleep though - it just gives you more time to fix tings that
break. During the off time on Saturday I dropped the TH5/402 tower to try and
fix an intermittent problem with the 402. Found an open circuit on the loading
coil on the other side of the reflector (second one of the weekend), but quite
badly corroded. Thought that I had fixed it OK, but unfortunately the problem
returned to haunt me. This isn't a good contest to try and be competitive on
40m with a rotary dipole! On Sunday I had an amplifier in pieces during one of
the off-times!

Overall I thought that conditions were about as good as could be expected at
this point in the cycle - certainly better than in the Russian DX Contest,
although I didn't hear a signal on 10 all weekend (didn't look much though!),
15 was very poor with no US opening (other than NQ4I on scatter), very little
to Asia (though Steve 9M8Z was very loud Sunday) and, just as reported by DR1A,
no USA opening at all night 1 on 40m, and a marginal one on night #2. I
therefore spent a lot of time on 80m and 20m! I had some awful periods on 20m
where I just got run off my frequencies, including a 42 hour at 1700 on Sunday,
but there were also some pretty decent hours to be had there.

This was my second serious outing with Win-Test - better - but I still don't
like all of it as well as TR and I found a number of irritating bugs which I'll
raise on the Win-Test reflector - however having full control of headphone
switching for SO2R from the keyboard and the automation of this into scenarios
is very useful, and ultimately, DOS is dead....

Thanks to everyone for the QSOs. Thanks to Bob, G4BAH for the use of the
station again, and to Julie for letting me out to play and looking after our
daughter all weekend twice in a month! Should be quiet from me for a few months
now.

73,

Andy, G4PIQ
 
NE4S   SO(A)AB LP   279,2792008-03-31 07:01:12
FT1000mp, 100w, Inv L on all bands.
The "L" is working on low bands.
This was a part time effort, getting home station ready for GQP.
A good stealth antenna for the high bands is badly needed.
A low noise loop would also help for 160/80 to get over Suburban noise.
Fun weekend.... Mike
 
HI3T(HI3TEJ)   SOAB LP   7,386,6522008-03-31 07:18:18
Thanks Guys still recovering from my illness.
The first contest hours is a repetition of a prior one
very slow rate and next morning the magic returns.
I will not dream with my finals results but at least I
did reachead my goals.
Holly cow thanks also for the nice QRM session all sunday
specially on 20M UAOHH ....

On 40 meter and 80 I surprised with all station coming from
everywhere even I couldn't work JA even they been very strong
but my 100 watts not enough for them.

VK,Zl,KH0,YB,KH,VU ( I HAVE A PIPELINE FOR) to name a few logged on this
contest
Next year if God will I will change my strategy to get a better QSO number.

Thanks Again for all QSO's also for the invisibe QRM man

My station:
FT2000 (100w) 4L Steppir, 2L 40m , 80m 1/4 vertical and
a lot of passion

CU in next pile
73'S
HI3TEJ
 
DP4A(@DL2MWB)   M/S HP   6,417,0602008-03-31 07:52:05
IC-756 PRO III
IC-7000
10/15/20m SteppIR 3el
40m rotary dipole
80m 1/4 vertical
160m dipole 66m
 
HA8BE   SOSB160 LP   235,7102008-03-31 08:01:10
Rig: IC-756
Ant: Vertical(28m)
Rx ant: 2x50m (LW)

Nice Contest! Poor condx!
 
K4UVA   SO(A)AB LP   35,1642008-03-31 08:14:05
This was the first WPX contest for me. Equipment used was IC-746 and home-brew
dipole with 100 watts. Mostly S&P due inability to hold a running freq on the
crowded bands. Had fun working lots of dx but couldn't participate the entire
time due to family committments and the NCAA tourney!

Thanks for the q's!
73
Lee, K4UVA
 
VU2NKS   SOAB LP   299,7262008-03-31 08:20:14
First use of Elecraft K3/100.Still learning to use it optimally in SSB.
Antenna is a 3el Steppir with 30/40 addon. NO QRO yet.
Managed only one contact into Conus.
40m was horrible,could not get into Euro,most of them were copiable here.
I can imagine the conditions local to Europe in low bands.
Much QRM at home,dodging xyl/11yr old harmonic all the time.
I had a good time.
Nandu
 
IT9STX   SOSB20 HP   2,448,5122008-03-31 08:36:39
Scanty propagation to NA, only 28% of qso with NA stations.

Ts 870, PA, 3 el H.M. @19Mt

CUL in next test. 73's Bob, IT9STX
 
WP3C   SOSB20 LP   2,408,9922008-03-31 08:41:09
Hi to everyone

In the contest my Yaesu FT-1000MP MARK V shuts down :-( i finished the
contest with my other radio Yaesu FT-1000MP, I enjoy the contest! soon i will
update all my stations (new antennas, etc) see you in the next contest! 73

http://www.wp3c.qth.com

Att Alfredo Velez WP3C
 
W1UE(@W1KM)   SOAB HP   4,721,3362008-03-31 08:41:10
Low bands were tough the first night. Storm front coming thru made the bands
noisy. When I went to 40M at 0500Z, the only sigs on the band were from So
Amer- the European sigs were all weak, including the SWBC stations. 20M was
decent on Sat, but I could never get anything going on Sunday. 20M was the
only game in town, pretty much, during the day, but nothing I did seemed to
generate high rates.

I haven't done this contest in 8 or 9 years- now I remember why. And I've
never done it without a good "prefix" callsign.

Thanks for the Qs!

Dennis W1UE
 
NE7D   SOSB20 LP   15,1682008-03-31 08:41:43
Motorola FT-1000MP Mark-V Field
Spiderbeam on 10-meter portable mast
 
KS9K(N4TZ)   SOAB LP   1,147,5732008-03-31 08:41:54
As KQ2M likes to say, WPX is a contest all about strategy.

Of course, the clever general must examine the capability
of his troops, equipment, and location, as well well as
those of his enemy to come up with a winning strategy.
This is true whether one is battling on the world stage
with other super powers (read 1500 watts) or in a more
localized arena in a regional squabble (read 100 watts
versus other USA stations).

With this contest coming exactly 28 days after the ARRL
DX SSB contest, I expected conditions to be similar to
those prevailing that dismal weekend. However, since the
DX stations could work anyone, not just US/VE stations,
I knew that I couldn't count on my low power station
working 28 different DX countries on 160 as I did 4 weeks
ago, but I hoped to pick up a little slack by picking
up some VE 4 pointers there. (Normally, the 160 and
80 meter antennas are removed following the ARRL phone
contest but with the really poor conditions I left
them up a month longer.) I hoped that 10 would pick
up a little, but never heard a signal here although WD5K
ended up with 52 ten meter QSOs. I heard one EU Sunday
afternoon on 15 beaming SE but no contact resulted.

From the center of the country it is hard to beam in a
direction which picks up both DX and domestic QSOs. Since
this contest originated as a DX contest with no points
for domestic QSOs, I decided to try to favor the DX
stations whenever possible, since 30 DX contacts would
equal 90 USA contacts. Of course, the USA has lots of
prefixes nowdays, so when I'd worked all of the DX
available to my S&P efforst, I would try to find some
USA guys to work. I ended with about 198 different
USA prefixes in the log.

I seem to have been moderately successful with this DX
first strategy. Early returns show AC0W (1234Qs x 452 prefix)
and WD5K (1125Qs and 498 prefixes) made more QSOs but
ended with lower scores than my 1007Qs x 497 prefixes made.



BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Prefixes
_____________________________________________________

160SSB 56 56 92 22
80SSB 230 230 551 111
40SSB 172 172 509 58
20SSB 485 485 988 276
15SSB 64 64 169 30
_____________________________________________________

Totals 1007 1007 2309 497


Final Score = 1147573 points.



Continent List 2008 WPX SSB KS9K

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 44 151 93 206 2 0 496
VE calls = 9 22 15 21 0 0 67
N.A. calls = 3 16 14 29 20 0 82
S.A. calls = 0 5 15 33 41 0 94
Euro calls = 0 30 25 173 0 0 228
Afrc calls = 0 6 5 7 1 0 19
Asia calls = 0 0 2 3 0 0 5
JA calls = 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
Ocen calls = 0 0 3 2 0 0 5

Total calls = 56 230 172 485 64 0 1007
 
7J1AQH(VE7HA)   SOAB(TS) LP   187,9852008-03-31 08:56:12
Conditions were poor. Even worse than last year. W/VE were not that strong in
general. Very few AF. Lots of EU but very few heard from western EU. Everybody
heard was strong on 10m, but nobody heard outside of Oceania and Asia.

Memory snippets and quotable quotes:
K7RI: "Is my frequency clear? I'm not getting many responses!"
(Yes, the frequency was very clear.)

VE7SV: "Conditions are terrible!"
(But you were still 59+10dB.)

KH6???: You need to pause the digital voice keyer while CQing longer than 1
second if you expect anybody to answer. The pileup of JAs on 40m hardly got
their first letter of their callsigns out before the CQ started again. If you
couldn't hear those stations, something was wrong with your receiving system.
We heard you 59+20dB.

W?????: The split button is so you don't transmit on 7.045.

JA????: The split button is so you don't transmit on 7.213.

Everybody: Your sigs DON'T get louder if you talk faster. Once clearly is
better than three times fast and fuzzy.

Is a contact legitimate when the running station doesn't give his callsign for
5 contacts? Rules say the exchange is callsign/RS/serial for every contact. You
deserve every dupe you get and every multiplier you missed. Check out operation
at KP2TM....he gave his call EVERY single contact and his serial when last
heard was 4000+. That's a winner.

7J1AQH: Good thing it's a hobby. Nobody could pay you to do this.
 
FG/OM3LA(@FG5BG)   SOAB HP   17,048,3782008-03-31 09:07:03
Station setup :SO1R
TS480HX + PA
Antennas: A4S, C4XL, Dipole for 40 and 80m, K9AY loop for RX on low bands.
N1MM logging software.
Stack match + MicrokeyerII from Microham.
Thanks to Georges FG5BG for letting me use his QTH and for his help with
setting up the station.
Thanks to OM Power company for supporting this activity.

Thanks for calling in the contest
73
Ivan, om3la / oe1dia (one of the OM8A team)
 
PY4PW   SOAB(TS) LP   26,5202008-03-31 09:10:07
Operation performed only with a triband 10/15/20 Mosley and a Kenwood
TS850-S/AT. Many difficulties due to physical limitations of the local station
and, also, of the equipment, in addition to the terrible propagation to PY4.
Very beautiful and friendly the party that the competitors did.
Thank you to all for the QSO's.
We all, congratulations!
 
NN1N   SOAB HP   2,216,2562008-03-31 09:10:32
Fun to work K5ZD from New England and from Austria within 24 hours.
 
K8MR   SOAB(TS) HP   17,8642008-03-31 09:11:24
90 QSOs, 77 Prefixes, 51 Suffixes. Most common suffix was "T". Second place was
"A".


73 - Jim K8MR
 
VO1MP   SOSB20 HP   3,606,8482008-03-31 09:13:46
Had intended to an all band , but having worked for 2 days prior to contest
to repair most of the ice damage the antennas had incurred , I elected to
forget about the 21 qsos I made on 80 on Friday night , go to bed and mebbe
work 20 meter single band for the rest of the weekend. Was a lot easier on
the old bones ... 10 or 15 times up and down the tower in minus 6 or 7 does
that to an old guy....... drains a load of energy you only THINK you still
have hi !
Fine contest with loads of activity ... winter still lingers here with
loads of snow and wind and ice etc etc ... great to work so many familiar
calls .....thanks for all the qsos and
Hope to C'Y'all Next one
GLWCDR
73 Gus VO1MP
 
NI7T   SOAB HP   133,4642008-03-31 09:24:35
All wire antennas in my transition station
 
G4IIY   M/2 HP   1,243,0002008-03-31 09:27:34
Part-time entry, with just two operators. Hard work, with the anticipated good
run to North America (and the endless multipliers) on the LF bands not
materialising until late on Sunday evening.

The single QSO on 10m was an Italian who was 20 over nine and the only signal
on the entire band.

We did not attempt 160m, because of the noise and the aerial was too low. The
tower was not wound up because of the gale force winds. The nine contacts on
the band took out the wireless router, which refused to re-boot for 30 minutes.
Will need to re-engineer the 160m aerial for future operations.

(Note for next SSB contest - need to invest in another Microham keyer so that
both stations have CQ machines !)

Ian G4IIY
Colin G6LSO
 
AO8A(@EA8AH)   M/M HP   45,960,1712008-03-31 09:30:00
Most difficult conditions with both propagation and our generators for long
time. But we were able to keep our 4 stations running most of the contest
nevertheless. Tnx to all for QSOs and see you next time !
 
KD4D(@N3HBX)   M/2 HP   11,417,5922008-03-31 09:33:58
As usual, thanks to John Evans, N3HBX, for letting us invade the "farm" for the
weekend. He had everything working before the start of the contest...amazing.
As of Saturday morning, we hadn't broken anything either.

Well, THAT was a long weekend! We had one tower start rotating on its own but
managed to stop it before it caused much damage. This was late during the day
Saturday and was the 20 meter tower so it didn't hurt us too much. John
repaired it Sunday morning!

The highlights for me were working my first YJ8 (Thanks, YJ8TZ) on 40 after our
sunrise, a 105 hour on 40 SSB, and getting the last ten rate over 220 on 40 for
a few minutes on Saturday evening! 40 was very good for a few hours around
sunset on Saturday. We stuck to our strategy of TRYING to run Europe on the
low bands to maximize our six point QSO's, probably sacrificing a few too many
USA one-pointers.

15 never really opened so we spent most of the day Saturday and Sunday running
US and Canadian stations.

I'm pleased to have scored about what we did last year since I think conditions
were a bit worse. Congratulations to NQ4I for an AMAZING QSO total on 20
meters.

See you in the CW contest.

Continent Statistics
KD4D CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST Multi Two 30 Mar 2008 2358z

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

SSB
North America SSB 73 596 1217 823 49 0 2758 62.9
South America SSB 2 21 45 54 89 0 211 4.8
Europe SSB 0 217 275 726 8 0 1226 28.0
Asia SSB 0 4 10 30 0 0 44 1.0
Africa SSB 0 9 14 19 9 0 51 1.2
Oceania SSB 0 8 74 10 1 0 93 2.1



BREAKDOWN QSO/mults KD4D CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST Multi Tw

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR

0 ..... 56/40 54/42 19/18 ..... ..... 129
1 . 88/48 88/31 . . . 176
2 . 39/14 105/38 . . . 144
3 . 38/13 55/26 . . . 93
4 25/4 43/18 18/10 . . . 86
5 22/6 55/20 12/9 . . . 89
6 . 43/9 15/11 . . . 58
7 . 20/9 42/12 . . . 62
8 ..... 24/5 23/8 ..... ..... ..... 47
9 . 19/5 11/2 . . . 30
10 . 28/5 5/2 . . . 33
11 . 5/2 32/3 18/11 . . 55
12 . . 48/12 51/32 . . 99
13 . . 55/8 40/18 . . 95
14 . . 38/8 70/17 13/2 . 121
15 . . 28/5 66/19 12/6 . 106
16 ..... ..... 37/2 99/35 6/3 ..... 142
17 . . 42/2 71/27 20/7 . 133
18 . . 17/1 65/24 35/14 . 117
19 . . 40/3 67/29 13/6 . 120
20 . . 29/1 81/28 17/6 . 127
21 . . 44/2 104/23 . . 148
22 . . 54/11 63/19 . . 117
23 . . 73/13 70/11 . . 143
0 ..... 25/7 69/18 25/3 ..... ..... 119
1 . 98/9 42/8 . . . 140
2 . 52/6 33/6 . . . 85
3 9/1 48/8 14/2 . . . 71
4 19/0 47/5 1/0 . . . 67
5 . 43/8 18/3 . . . 61
6 . 29/8 14/1 . . . 43
7 . 11/2 17/3 . . . 28
8 ..... 10/0 20/1 ..... ..... ..... 30
9 . 7/2 12/3 . . . 19
10 . 9/1 5/0 1/0 . . 15
11 . . 17/1 13/7 . . 30
12 . . 30/4 79/41 . . 109
13 . . 32/3 77/19 . . 109
14 . . 15/2 43/8 9/3 . 67
15 . . 45/3 66/14 . . 111
16 ..... ..... 37/2 48/8 ..... ..... 85
17 . . 4/0 72/6 15/2 . 91
18 . . 37/5 64/9 4/1 . 105
19 . . 28/2 68/14 5/1 . 101
20 . . 37/4 48/8 . . 85
21 . . 24/0 72/14 5/2 . 101
22 . . 32/1 33/4 . . 65
23 . . 40/2 40/14 . . 80
DAY1 47/10 458/188 965/262 884/311 116/44 ..... ..
DAY2 28/1 379/56 623/74 749/169 38/9 .
TOT 75/11 837/244 1588/336 1633/480 154/53 .
 
VE7SV   M/2 HP   8,955,3492008-03-31 09:54:16
Thanks to all who called to say hello, especially the folks with low
numbers who just wanted to help. We had fun but are waiting for some
good conditions. Maybe next year?
 
OG6A(OH6KZP)   SOAB HP   5,441,9562008-03-31 10:04:47
While propagation was (again...!) quite limited, this was another fun and
educative contest. Local competition added to the excitement of it all; this
time I ended up drawing the shorter straw, but happily I exceeded my
pre-contest targets. Hoping for better conditions in the CW leg.

Lowlights: 1) My aching brain reminded me about why I prefer CW over SSB. 2)
Coming back into the shack after a short nap for the final contest hour at 2am
this morning and wondering what on earth I'm supposed to do with all the
equipment in front of me in order to get stations into that log on the computer
screen.

Highlights: All hardware worked fine. Many new Chinese stations. A few very
nice runs.

"Fun Light"(s): My favorite contest beverage!

Big thanks to Jari OH6QU for loaning me the special callsign, and to Jukka
OH6LI and Merja for their hospitality and for letting me use the OH4A station.
And finally, thanks to everybody for the QSOs!
 
N6XT   SO(A)AB HP   1,090,4302008-03-31 10:11:51
It was my 1st time using HP in this contest.
Had a good time.
Thank to all for the Q's
Can't wait tell Cycle 24 gets here.
 
VE6EX   SOAB HP   634,8042008-03-31 10:29:13
A parttimer shared with a skiing weekend on awesome powder at Sunshine Village/
Banff AB. I thought the bands were pretty fair, but no EU at all.
I found out that I can't run a real KW HI, so looks like back to the easy to
get amp gain (500w).
Cheers, Dan..
 
NJ4U(K4EA)   SOSB15 HP   219,7442008-03-31 10:54:21
I was expecting (hoping) for better conditions, but we got what we got. I was
amazed at the number of Europeans heard on scatter that could not hear me. Had
a half an hour of direct opening on Sunday to EA, F, and I. There were several
that I could not copy through my S5 noise so my apologies to all who tried.
Great participation by VK and ZL stations, best I have heard in many years.
Worked several VK "Foundation" class stations. Worked two JA's on scatter and
V73PX was in for about an hour on direct path. Thanks to all the South
American and African stations that were active as this kept my interest up and
my eyelids open.

Neal, K4EA
 
S5ØK   SOSB20 HP   4,743,4742008-03-31 10:55:46
20 m looked as best choice from this location for wpx.
Quite a crowd on the band, with some very quiet periods
both days in late afternoon while NA was opened accross.
Thanks to all callers and excuse to those not being heard
in QRM or QRN happening in the first afternoon.

73s de Marko, S50K
 
S52OT   SOSB160 LP   191,2322008-03-31 11:13:55
FT1000MP @ 100W, Inv V @ 18m (60')
Heavy March snow caused water to enter into traps of my tribander, so decided
to operate top band only, as part time effort due to family commitments. Felt
asleep in front of my radio, but had lot of fun anyway.
 
OK5R(OK1RI)   SOAB HP   10,446,2602008-03-31 11:17:59
Once more in WPX an all bands. The propagation on Saturday was horrible, I could
snap a few dozens of Ws on 40m the first night....(opposed to DR1A), how ever I
was able to work only 5 Ws on 80m. Especially bad was 20m - as far as to W9 I
have reached at first in 2000GMT !!!. I could not dream to work California in
Saturday. It is unbelievable to hear what a difference a few hundred kms make.
The "Middle" of Europe was once more for sure not the place to be in. The
competition for top spot in Eu is going to be neck to neck this year - we will
see what will happen after the "dust" settles down. I wonder what OM3BH made
from OM8A super station.
I was "pausing" a bit more in Saturday than in Sunday hoping the propagation
could not get worse. In one moment M6T was already 500 QSOs ahead, but on the
end I was happy to be "only" 250 behind. Somehow I have omitted from my
observations 4O3A - they were usually some Multi during the last years. I had
also heavy wind with rain causing huge static for some period of time. As is
getting to be the rule the lack of JAs is getting worse, I made only 68 QSOs
– optimistic is the rise of activity in China – I made 38 QSOs. No USA on
15m at all. I have completely omitted 10m.
Thanks for a QSO to all of you and hope to hear you again.
ANT:
160 + 80- 47 m vertical with 150 radials.
40 – 2x5Y @52/26m + 3el Delta fix to JA @42m + dipole @5m
20 – 2x6Y @26/13m + 5Y @52m + 6Y @13m
15 – 3x6Y @32/23/14m + 2x6Y@23/13m + 6Y@13m
4x340m/80m spaced beverages to USA + K9AY

73 !

Jiri
 
S57C   SOSB160 HP   65,6672008-03-31 11:20:39
Just giving some points during two times 2hours periods.
 
NY6N(W6YI)   SOSB40 HP   2,159,8352008-03-31 11:27:20
*News Flash Lost Continent* Europe disappears from West Coast for the WPX
Contest!! Just kidding as I could only hear a few.
Thank to everyone for the qso's.

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

NA 0 0 1432 0 0 0 1432 79.7
SA 0 0 30 0 0 0 30 1.7
OC 0 0 71 0 0 0 71 4.0
AF 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0.3
AS 0 0 253 0 0 0 253 14.1
EU 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.2
 
ZX5J(PP5JR)   SOSB15 HP   15,364,9652008-03-31 11:35:14
Bad conditions at the 6 first hours...after that the conditions improve so much.
great multis from asia!!!
Secound day very nice propagation, complete different from the last 10
contests!
Very nice to have friends in the station, py5eg at 10 meters, w6nv at 20m,
pp5amp at 80m and py5oge at 160m
thank you to all that are im my log,
best 73
sergio pp5jr/zx5j
 
HK6P   SOAB LP   1,260,1282008-03-31 11:36:02
Station Description: ICOM 765
Antenna(s): MOSLEY TA53M, G5RV
 
K5ZO   SO(A)SB20 HP   543,5442008-03-31 11:38:01
Poor condx Friday. Could only here west of the Miss.river. Got in abt 2.5 hrs
before having to quit because of the local thunder storms. Saturday was better
but could only work a hand full of Eu. Sunday much better. Had a few runs into
Eu, loads of south, centeral americans. I think I got most of carib. Condx were
so good EU was causing qrm on freqs close by. I kept getting pushed up in the
band. Saturday I couldn't find any EU and Sunday I couldn't get rid of them.

CU Lloyd
 
YO5OAG   SOSB20 LP   71,4242008-03-31 11:44:08
Very good contest.
See you next year again friends!

RIG: ICOM 7400,
ANT: DIAMOND BB-7V, DIPOL 20m
LOGGER: UCXLOG 6.23
INTERFACE: USB Interface II

`Tks 73 & DX Sanyi YO5OAG
 
KR4Z(N4OX)   SOSB20 HP   1,359,4762008-03-31 12:04:19
Congratulations to W7WA for a great score. Dan showed me why he wins this
contest year after year on 20 meters. Chatting with Tim, KY5R last week I told
him I was going to try to see how close I could get to W7WA. Well, I made it to
about Mississippi from northwest Florida in geographic terms as far as how bad I
did in comparison to Dan. I'm sure others beat me as well. Conditions here in
the armpit of Alabama (25 miles north of Pensacola, Florida) were strange to
say the least. The band teased me with a few brief openings to EU and JA, but
mostly was just a pit of QRM. Nice to work Randy, K5ZD from his QTH and then
again /OE within 24 hours as he was on a business trip. The contest would have
been miserable, but I rented an 80 foot lift for the weekend and put a 204BA on
the top section of tower in the lift which played much better than my tri-bander
at 40 feet. I couldn't hear most of the Europeans calling on the tri-bander at
all. The tri-bander did function as a west and south antenna quite well.

73, Jay N4OX
 
ZS6DXB   SOSB15(R) HP   2,678,4522008-03-31 12:15:19
Funny Propegation, but big big big big fun...

73
Rhynhardt Louw ZS6DXB
ZS8T Press Officer, Logistical Support
http://zs8t.net/
zs6dxb@kats.za.net
 
AA5B(@K5HAB)   SOAB(TS) HP   1,249,4942008-03-31 12:27:11
Didn't have much time to operate this weekend, and only got on the air for 2 of
the last 25 hrs so it sounds like I missed the better half of the contest. Did
get to use the Elecraft K3 for the first time, and liked it a lot.

Thanks to Peter, K5HAB, for letting me use his station.

73,
Bruce

K3 + Acom
Force 12 tribander (C3?) at 70 ft
80/40 inverted vees at 60 ft
 
EA8OM   SO(A)AB LP   774,2352008-03-31 12:36:18
Due to strong winds during contest 40m dipole was distroyed.
The internet (cluster) was not available most of the time.
Everything else was ok!
 
NX6T(@N6KI)   SO(A)AB HP   404,1182008-03-31 12:37:12
This was a great opportunity to play with my new Elecraft K3 transceiver !
 
PP5EG(@PP5JR)   SOSB10 HP   1,476,6202008-03-31 13:11:04
Hi folks:
After 3 years I came back to operate the fb contest station (PP5JR-ZX5J) in Boa
Vista near Florianopolis on a SOSB 10 meters effort.
The QTH is really fantastic and the noise level is actually 0.
Propagation on 10 meters at this latitude and at the low bottom of the cycle is
not as good as in Argentina or Uruguay but the station gives us the necessary
compensation. Hi?
Sergio PP5JR organized five SOSB operations from the same site on Boa Vista
Mountain.
Sergio took 15 meters as ZX5J and made, as usual a fantastic score.
Oliver W6NV gave us again the honor to operate 20 meters with the call sign
PT5A fb score also.
Marcos PP5AMP played on 80 meters with the cal sign ZV5K, and our new talent
Evandro (15 years) PU5OGE took the worst horse operating the 160 meters. Hi?
I operated the 10 meters and it was a pleasure to be with those old friends.
In 2007 we won a MM from ZY100S (ZW5B station) and next challenge is to
organize a MM from ZX5J.
Thanks for being on our logs.
73
Oms PY5EG (PP5EG)
 
LN3Z(@LA3Z)   M/S HP   4,174,9212008-03-31 13:14:50
Lots of fun. Boy there are lots of prefix around...and loooong callsigns :)
We had a great time, but had to take some offtime due to other matters. 20m was
a struggle to work, and the band was more crowded than ever. Will also do the
wpx cw contest in the end of May. LA6YEA
 
IZ1LBG   SOAB HP   2,277,1002008-03-31 13:21:58
Another time a very great contest...
Saturday very good opening on 10 and 15 m...
For all time very busy band...
It was hard make running on 20 m during the afternoon...

Tnx for all QSO...

See u on CW one...

73 de Filippo IZ1LBG

Overlay category: ROOKIE

Antenna:
4 el for 10 m
4 el for 15 m
4 el for 20 m
dipole for 40, 80 and 160 m

Radio:
IC-756 PROIII

Amplifier:
Challenger III
 
JQ1BVI   SO(A)AB HP   1,421,0702008-03-31 13:44:42
There were four sunspots, and it was expected SSN=63.
However, it went up to K=4, and conditions were worse
than last year. It was 70Stn/H though was the maximum.
The condition of especially 21Mhz got depressed.
The search with Wintest and MK2R was correct selections.
Last year's own score was exceeded.
It is already an operation of endurance for a while.
I was called in CO and TI by 7Mhz when it was good.
The op time was 31h.
I had to try a little more at night.
However, it is likely to come to have to take a rest
from the work on Monday.
 
KC3R(LZ4AX)   SOAB HP   7,065,9332008-03-31 14:08:18
Tried a little bit different strategy this year but it's hard to tell if it
worked. Practically the same number of contacts, slightly bigger mult and 0.5M
more than the last year. It might be due to other things though. Got really
tired on Sunday evening and left 20 too early, although there was still
something left just above the bottom. Didn't use the second radio much. Most of
the time needed both of my ears to sort out the pieces of calls and numbers
getting through the QRM.

Thanks to everyone who called, your patience is deeply appreciated !
Congratulations to K4ZW for the fantastic effort ! Watch out for K1ZM though,
he had 14.150 both days :)

My sincere thanks to WA3FET for letting me use his station again.

73, Alex LZ4AX



-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y --------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 69 23 0 0 92 3.4
0100 0 10 53 12 0 0 75 2.8
0200 0 73 0 0 0 0 73 2.7
0300 0 78 0 0 0 0 78 2.9
0400 0 49 9 0 0 0 58 2.1
0500 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 0.2
0600 0 7 14 0 0 0 21 0.8
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1000 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.1
1100 0 0 3 59 0 0 62 2.3
1200 0 0 0 88 0 0 88 3.2
1300 0 0 0 96 0 0 96 3.5
1400 0 0 0 83 0 0 83 3.1
1500 0 0 0 66 4 0 70 2.6
1600 0 0 0 95 0 0 95 3.5
1700 0 0 0 82 1 0 83 3.1
1800 0 0 0 36 24 0 60 2.2
1900 0 0 0 69 0 0 69 2.5
2000 0 0 0 92 0 0 92 3.4
2100 0 0 0 87 0 0 87 3.2
2200 0 0 0 97 4 0 101 3.7
2300 0 0 43 41 0 0 84 3.1
0000 0 0 96 0 0 0 96 3.5
0100 0 98 0 0 0 0 98 3.6
0200 0 78 0 0 0 0 78 2.9
0300 0 41 7 0 0 0 48 1.8
0400 0 42 1 0 0 0 43 1.6
0500 0 40 10 0 0 0 50 1.8
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1100 0 0 0 33 0 0 33 1.2
1200 0 0 0 80 0 0 80 2.9
1300 0 0 0 77 0 0 77 2.8
1400 0 0 0 58 0 0 58 2.1
1500 0 0 0 53 0 0 53 1.9
1600 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0.2
1700 0 0 0 39 19 0 58 2.1
1800 0 0 0 66 1 0 67 2.5
1900 0 0 0 72 1 0 73 2.7
2000 0 0 0 76 6 0 82 3.0
2100 0 0 5 65 0 0 70 2.6
2200 0 0 59 21 0 0 80 2.9
2300 0 0 65 18 0 0 83 3.1
------------------------------------------------------
Total 0 522 437 1684 65 0 2708
 
W3LL   SOAB LP   1,316,3492008-03-31 14:08:27
Didn't think I'd be able to beat last years score. However on Sunday afternoon I
found a clear spot on 20M where the Europeans could hear my 90W. This lasted for
all of 30 minutes then it reverted to no replies. I could hear Europeans quite
well but propagation was such that low power barely made it across the pond.
Had to retreat to 40M periodically during the day to let the head clear.
Suprisingly 40M was open during the day.
Thanks for all the Q's.
 
VE3SS   SOSB20 HP   21,2422008-03-31 14:22:27
Part-time S & P effort. Lots of stations to
work plus good signals made for a good time!
 
NN5J(N5DX)   SOAB HP   3,489,0742008-03-31 14:28:50
Problems galore this weekend for me. Thunderstorms were present for at least
30% of my operating time, including both openings to JA and VK on 40 meters.
To top it off I came down with some kind of bug that has now passed its way
from my son, to me, to my wife, and has now infected my daughter. The sickness
only lasted a day, but unfortunately it began Saturday night and I didn't fully
recover until the contest was completed. I would have quite, if it weren't for
the possibility of accumulating some WRTC points. All of this resulted in 4.5
hours of missed operating time. In addition, at least 6 of my hours of
operating were during extreme thunderstorms. Without beverages, it would have
been impossible to copy any calls. But as my basketball coach used to say,
"Excuses are like arm pits, they all stink."

All of this aside, the contest was ok. Great opening to Europe on 20 Saturday
afternoon and a decent opening on Sunday. Part of the problem on Sunday was an
inability to find a good frequency. One time, a couple of stations in England
called in and said there was heavy QRM on my frequency from WE3C. I must have
been skipping over him because I couldn't even hear him. Needless to say, I
moved immediately. The pileup on Saturday was so big that I asked several
stations to confirm they were calling NN5J out of concern that someone was
underneath me. Thankfully, they all confirmed the QSO with me.

Two single op contests in the last two weeks are usually my quota for a year.
I'm ready to give the radio a rest and build some antennas! I'll be on for the
CW part, and am looking forward to working a lot of EU and JA on 40 meters.

73
Kevin, N5DX
 
9A6ØA(@9A7A)   M/2 HP   17,036,4452008-03-31 14:29:48
We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of our radio club "Varazdin" (9A1HDE /
9A7A).

Thank you to all who stopped by.

73 de 9A7A / 9A60A team !
 
YT2AAA   SOSB20(R) LP   136,2402008-03-31 14:33:12
IC-745 + Dipole

Field-day style operation. Sun in the March can be as bad for the skin as in
the August :) I didn't enjoy this contest. Some very strong signals from the JA
and the east, especially ever present JH4UYB and 9M8Z
 
PV2P(PY2DY)   SO(A)SB40 HP   212,3552008-03-31 14:39:33
FIRST CONTEST WITH PV2P PREFIX.

STATION:
FT 950
FL 2100 B POWER 600 WATTS
2 ELEMENTS YAGI

73`S
TONY
PY2DY/PV2P
 
K1ZM   SOAB HP   8,821,3882008-03-31 14:39:48
Everything worked this time.....Massachusetts electric even managed to cooperate
by not shutting off the power on me this weekend.

Congrats to K4ZW, K3CR and K1LZ on some very fine scores.

CU in the next one...

73 JEFF K1ZM/VY2ZM

K1ZM@aol.com
 
DK5OS(@DLØGK)   SO(A)SB20 HP   236,7992008-03-31 14:52:12
Contest : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign : DK5OS
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator - Assisted (SOA)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : Single band (SB) 20 m
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... :
Locator : JO31NM
Operating time : 14h36

BAND QSO DUP PFX POINTS AVG
-----------------------------------
160 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 0 0 0 0 0.00
40 0 0 0 0 0.00
20 423 1 317 747 1.77
15 0 0 0 0 0.00
10 0 0 0 0 0.00
-----------------------------------
TOTAL 423 1 317 747 1.77
===================================
TOTAL SCORE : 236 799

Duplikate werden nicht mitgezählt und sind nicht in den Schnittberechnungen
enthalten

Operators : DK5OS (@DL0GK)
Soapbox :
 
W5FO   SOSB20 HP   49,0982008-03-31 14:59:27
Rain static, basketball and NASCAR were major distractions. Just gave out a few
points.

CU next year.--------------Lynn W5FO
 
N6WG   SOAB QRP   44,0882008-03-31 15:19:24
This outing was a real challenge. I had hoped from some help
from the few sunspots that have shown up, but it was not to be.
The whole weekend was a struggle for QSOs that in the past I
have made easily. Just brings home how much we depend on good
propagation conditions for any kind of useful score.

In spite of poor conditions, at least for me, I added one new
country to my bag, CN2R in Morocco. On the other hand, the
expected opening to JA never occurred, so I wound up with only
two JA calls in my log.

Friday night was my most productive period, as I managed at least
10 QSOs every hour for the first 7 hours. Then I went QRT for
some sleep. Got up early Saturday morning and proved to myself
that the early hours are not productive, so slept in Sunday
morning.

After working up my score, I was happy to find I doubled my score
from last year almost exactly, 44088 vs 22442 points. I only
managed 30 hours in the chair, because I had to take some unplanned
breaks along the way.

Besides the poor propagation conditions, my other complaint was the
number of stations with seriously over-processed audio. Some were
so badly distorted that I didn't waste time trying to understand
them but just moved on to seek other QSOs.

I'm just glad this one is over. Now we can get back to cw
contesting :-)

My thanks to all those patient souls who stuck with me through
many repeats until we completed our QSOs successfully.

73, Bob N6WG
The Little Station with Attitude
 
FM5AN   SOAB HP   78,3962008-03-31 15:32:57
Just for the fun.....
 
KR4F   SO(A)AB HP   488,1242008-03-31 15:50:43
Wierd propagation. Many, many Europeans CQing without reply to my calls. Those
that did reply required many repeats. That was 1400 watts to a TH-3 at 60 ft.
 
VA3RKM   SOAB QRP   11,7992008-03-31 15:58:27
K2, 5 watts, wires and verticals.
 
VK8AA(VK2CZ)   SOSB10 HP   70,8002008-03-31 16:14:56
Absolutely fabulous 10m conditions - took me back to 2002, but had very limited
time behind the rig due to social committments.
 
PY2YU(@PX2W)   SOAB HP   11,226,9742008-03-31 16:19:34
Hi guys,

Great contest and big competition in our country as SOAB this year.

A lot of big guns running well, like PS2T (PY2NY), ZX2B (PY2MNL) and others, so
probably Vitor wins this time, congrats my friend.

15 meters was in good shape except no JA´s, Asia and Oceania. 40 meters was
unworkable with no filter to RX.

First contest with our new antenna, Hygain TH7DX, worked fine!

See you all in Manchester Mineira All America and CQ WPX CW.

Rig: TS-850S w/ hand mic. (Thanks to my friend Celso, PY2CMP)
Amp: Dentron MLA-2500B (2x 4CX400A) - 500 Watts
Ant: 10/15/20 - TH7DX @ 14 meters (High SWR on 10m)
40 - 2 el. Yagi @ 19 meters
80 - Dipole @ 15 meters (only on sunday)

73/DX

PY2YU - Tom
PX2W in contests (since 2000)
py2yu@terra.com.br
Sorocaba, SP
 
NR5M   SOSB15 HP   410,8722008-03-31 16:20:53
Fun to be back after a 15 year absence. Station is a work in process and I had
limited choices (10m or 15m -- not much of a choice considering the spots).

Thanks to John, W2GD, Don, K4ZA, and Ken, KZ5KG for getting me back on the air.
Hope to be QRV for multi-multi by fall.

George, NR5M
 
PP5JD(@PP5CFS)   M/S HP   12,187,8602008-03-31 16:22:30
It´s a great pleasere operate from PP5CFS station.
A lot of fun!

73,
PY3MM
 
W8MJ   SO(A)AB HP   2,481,2402008-03-31 17:05:14
Lots of 1 pointers from here in Michigan....thank goodness for something. Only
bright spot of the entire weekend was a 2 hour opening on Sunday afternoon to
Europe and Japan at the same time. Nothing like adding another 700k to score
in a 2 hour period. What is one to do when you have an addiction to
contesting......get on the radio and make some q's.

1220 (1 pts)
83 (2 pts)
457 (3 pts)
121 (4 pts)
 
EH8A(@EC8ADW)   M/S HP   3,328,7962008-03-31 17:44:09
This is our claimed score during our very fun participation in this contest. Our
participation it's mainly in 15 and 20 meters and some QSOs in 10 and 40 meters,
but very poor.-

TNX to my very good friend Peter EC8ADW, I can to be on the air again for to
contact many contest friends this week end.

thanks you to all for the QSOs, we are very happy and fun during the contest.

73 friends ! from EA8AUW & EC8ADW as EH8A this time.
 
WA1FCN   SOSB10 LP   3,2642008-03-31 17:46:30
Did anyone think 10 meters was not part of WPX ?
Sure seemed that way.
73 BoB WA1FCN



did
 
N2QT   SOAB(TS) HP   1,734,9302008-03-31 17:55:46
lost the amp at 1020 q's and struggled for 9 hours to add another 2 hundred.
really tough to get the attention of Europe with low power. Nice little
openning on 15 on Sunday, even without the amp...
 
PS2T(PY2NY)   SOAB HP   11,672,0942008-03-31 18:01:50
Many thanks to Atilano (PY5EG/PY2OMS/PP5EG) giving me another chance on this
unbelievable nice mega station. I am not the right man to do that, but was
really good to work there again. FT9000D/Acom 2000 + FT2000/Alpha 77dx; MonstIR
on 40m, 4 el long boom yagi on 20m, stacks on 10 and 15 meters. N1MM logical
choice for this contest, DX Doubler from TopTen. Congratulations to PY2YU,
working from his new contest station inside SubTropical Forest - he doesn't
have any kind of noise and was running near me. I don't know about our dear
friend ZX2B, also doing very nice job. Maybe the first place will go to him !!
Brasil is growing up in contests, with quality and quantity, and people around
are now looking for us with their antennas !! Finally !! See you at WPX CW
Contest...
Vitor, PY2NY
 
AK4I   SO(A)AB HP   221,3612008-03-31 18:05:27
Worked when I could. Didn't really worry about Uniques or total score. Just in
it for the fun.
 
KØTG   SOAB HP   41,1342008-03-31 18:59:30
I just got on here and there throughout the weekend. I started out the first
half or so as SOLP but found I had to get the amp fired up to do anything in
this. Even after that it was tough sledding.

the the end of the contest when the station I was listening to went QRT and
another voice came on, sarcastically saying "that was fun". Pretty well summed
it up.


73, John K0TG
 
NQ2F(@KD2RD)   M/S HP   4,214,5592008-03-31 19:11:30
A great time had by all. Thanks to everyone for the contacts this year. See you
in the next one!

Radios: ICOM 756PROIII, FT-1000MP Field
Amps: L-4B, AL-80A
Antenna: 4el 20m @ 61' / Delta Loops on 20, 40 & 80 / 3 El. Tribander @ 22'
QTH: Port Jefferson, L.I., N.Y.

73's
John(KD2RD), Paul(N2PL), Scott(NQ2F)
 
KT5J(N3BB)   SOAB HP   2,775,5122008-03-31 19:18:23
Another difficult "learning experience" for me. Congrats to K5TR and NN5J (N5DX)
for outstanding efforts and results. W5WMU was in there as well. I haven't seen
Pat's score but it's cerain he did well. I'm a bit humbled, as I worked hard
but it just doesn't look good on the scoreboard. The WX report for here was
iffy, with storms forecasted for Saturday overnight. In fact WM5R got knocked
off the air and out of the contest at W5KFT from a storm fifty miles to my NW,
but all we got was QRN Saturday overnight.

I had hoped to come within 5% of K5TR, who I figured would win the "W5-W0 WRTC
region" but came out well below the cutoff point for being able to salvage any
qualifying score for WRTC. This weekend, along with the RDXC two weeks ago when
I lost an amplifier and was limited to SO1R for the most part, both are
discouraging. Lots of hard work. But they were contests, and I learned some
things.

For some reason, my K1EA DVP card would not accept the usual voice recordings,
cutting them of at one or two seconds. I finally got two QSL Messages" to
sort-of work. The usual one said "Thanks" and I got the F6 key (Quick QSL) to
accept "Thanks Kilo Tango Five Tango" spoken really fast. I got a CQ message to
work. So I limped through the contest with three barely decent recordings plus
the call sign. I had to speak fast and didn't feel the recorded call sign had
the fullest clarity.

To do well and have fun from this far west and south (Austin, Texas area) at
the solar cycle minimum, we need for 15 meters to open to EU and JA. If it
does, and does not to our north, we can do very well. In this contest, it did
not. We got no JAs on 15 and only a smattering of extreme southern EU. The EU
stations came in at 90 degrees and not the direct path for me. One JA station,
JH7XKO, called me on 15 but he was pee weak and I could never get the number
and scrubbed the QSO. he was "peaking," if that word can be used, at 270
degrees. We can get only the loud EU stations on 20, and it's very hard to run
EU on 20 meters. We can not run EU on 40 meters.

We can run JAs pretty well on 40 meters CW and SSB but the JAs seemed to
boycott this contest. 40 meters was excellent to Asia and the Pacific but all
those stations seemed content to stay down below 7100 and work one another.
Only a few called CQ and listened up, or called me split frequency. Fortunately
there were some VKs on 15 and 40, and that was a nice group of QSOs at times.
Most were right at the noise level for me.

K5TR called today and we compared notes briefly. He did a great job and managed
points this time, rather than QSO quantity. Of course he had a whole lot of QSOs
as well. But he is right. If I ever do a WPX again, and right now I don't want
to hear anything about any contest for a long time, I'll plan strategy around
points. One can have a better hour in the middle of the night working 15 or 20
six pointers than running Ws on 40 meters or 20 meters in the afternoon or
evening at one point per contact. But I had the flu the week before the
contest, and got pretty tired and really needed to take an off time to sleep.
Oh well. Excuses, excuses. Forgetaboutit!

TR does SO2R well on SSB as well as CW. I have the CW SO2R down pretty pat, but
have a lot to learn about SSB SO2R, On Sunday, I felt I was doing somewhat
better, but still am an SO2R novice on phone.

Thanks very much to Larry, K5OT, for use of his nice KJ5J call sign.

Some numbers:

Off Times (Zulu):

0617-0911
1243-1346
1713-1812
0215-1316
0549-0956
1533-1632
2106-2205

KT5J Rate Chart:

HOUR 160SSB 80SSB 40SSB 20SSB 15SSB 10SSB TOTAL ACCUM
---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ----- -----
0 0 0 2 157 0 0 159 159
1 0 0 106 37 0 0 143 302
2 0 0 111 0 0 0 111 413
3 0 0 82 0 0 0 82 495
4 0 104 1 0 0 0 105 600
5 0 10 78 0 0 0 88 688
6 1 8 0 0 0 0 9 697
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 697
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 697
9 0 2 24 0 0 0 26 723
10 5 10 13 0 0 0 28 751
11 0 16 16 0 0 0 32 783
12 0 1 48 0 0 0 49 832
13 0 0 0 29 0 0 29 861
14 0 0 0 46 0 0 46 907
15 0 0 0 94 9 0 103 1010
16 0 0 0 140 3 0 143 1153
17 0 0 0 16 0 0 16 1169
18 0 0 0 36 21 0 57 1226
19 0 0 0 97 6 0 103 1329
20 0 0 0 64 18 0 82 1411
21 0 0 0 17 28 14 59 1470
22 0 0 0 35 3 15 53 1523
23 0 0 0 79 6 3 88 1611

0 0 0 7 21 26 1 55 1666
1 0 0 73 0 0 0 73 1739
2 0 0 43 0 0 0 43 1782
3 0 6 11 0 0 0 17 1799
4 0 15 11 0 0 0 26 1825
5 0 25 16 0 0 0 41 1866
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1866
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1866
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1866
9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1867
10 0 0 27 0 0 0 27 1894
11 0 0 40 0 0 0 40 1934
12 0 1 19 2 0 0 22 1956
13 0 0 0 27 0 0 27 1983
14 0 0 0 47 0 0 47 2030
15 0 0 0 49 0 0 49 2079
16 0 0 0 4 11 0 15 2094
17 0 0 0 34 10 0 44 2138
18 0 0 0 82 8 0 90 2228
19 0 0 0 29 10 3 42 2270
20 0 0 0 19 18 0 37 2307
21 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2310
22 0 0 19 55 0 3 77 2387
23 0 0 3 52 14 0 69 2456

TOTAL 6 198 751 1268 194 39

73, and thanks for the contacts. There were some very fine operators and
stations in this thing. Congratulations.

Jim George N3BB-KT5J in 2008 WPX SSB
 
K5TR   SOAB HP   4,207,4392008-03-31 19:38:12
Another fun WPX. This contest was very much like last years
contest for me from a propagation standpoint but if anything 15 meters
was even worse. Without 15 meters I just do not work much DX from
this location. 40 and 20 meters just do not produce much runable DX
for me - maybe if I had some bigger antennas on 20 or if I was closer
to Europe or something. I was sure that 15 meters was going to bust
wide open to Europe on Sunday - and it did get very close but it just
did not quite make it. There was an hour or two where the EA and CT
stations were quite strong but there were not many on and the opening
did not extend into the rest of Europe.

For the first time I really tried to operate this contest by watching
the points per QSO rate and not just the QSO rate. As a result I
improved my points per QSO average over last year. I operated the
first 11.5 hours before taking an off-time.4

I did have some fun on 40 meters working quite a few VK/ZL stations.
Overall the low bands were very good - 80 meters sounded great
on Saturday night but the static made it difficult going but
the signals were very good.


And now for all the numbers .........................


CQ WPX SUMMARY SHEET

Contest Dates : 29-Mar-08, 30-Mar-08
Callsign Used : K5TR
Operator : K5TR
Station : K5TR

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Prefixes
_____________________________________________________

160SSB 12 12 18 1
80SSB 239 236 436 54
40SSB 866 847 2025 199
20SSB 1851 1814 2443 447
15SSB 199 196 461 63
10SSB 22 22 60 9
_____________________________________________________

Totals 3189 3127 5443 773

Final Score = 4,207,439 points.

Station:
http://www.k5tr.net/

160 - 1/4 wave sloping verticals sloped east and west
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long

80 - Half wave sloping dipoles - sloped NE, NW from 120'.
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long

40 - Force 12 240N at 120'
- Cushcraft 40-2CD at 87'
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long

20 - 6 element yagi at 80' fixed NE
- 6 element yagi at 80'
- 6 element yagi 40' fixed NW
- 4 element yagi 60' fixed SE

15 - 6 element yagi at 70'
- 6 element yagi at 35' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 50' fixed SE

10 - 6 element yagi at 60'
- 6 element yagi at 30' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 40' fixed SE


160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 10 186 585 1410 55 2 2248
VE calls = 1 11 41 141 0 0 194
N.A. calls = 1 14 25 38 17 2 97
S.A. calls = 0 7 27 31 81 17 163
Euro calls = 0 9 26 108 11 0 154
Afrc calls = 0 5 4 15 8 0 32
Asia calls = 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
JA calls = 0 2 64 51 1 0 118
Ocen calls = 0 1 73 15 22 1 112

Total calls = 12 236 847 1814 196 22 3127

HR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOTAL SCORE
-- ---- ------- -------- -------- -------- -------- ------ --------- -----
0 --- --- --- 188/113 7/6 --- 195/119 195/119 0.03M
1 --- --- 21/11 101/45 1/1 --- 123/57 318/176 0.08M
2 --- --- 183/51 4/2 --- --- 187/53 505/229 0.16M
3 --- --- 69/24 3/2 --- --- 72/26 577/255 0.22M
4 --- 3/3 105/31 --- --- --- 108/34 685/289 0.30M
5 --- 41/6 43/7 --- --- --- 84/13 769/302 0.35M
6 4/1 56/13 6/4 --- --- --- 66/18 835/320 0.41M
7 --- 13/4 49/20 --- --- --- 62/24 897/344 0.51M
8 --- 3/1 39/3 --- --- --- 42/4 939/348 0.59M
9 --- 2/1 33/9 --- --- --- 35/10 974/358 0.67M
10 --- 45/9 4/1 --- --- --- 49/10 1023/368 0.72M
11 --- 31/8 8/1 --- --- --- 39/9 1062/377 0.75M
12 --- --- --- 16/8 --- --- 16/8 1078/385 0.79M
13 --- --- --- 49/23 5/3 --- 54/26 1132/411 0.88M
14 --- --- --- 146/34 2/1 --- 148/35 1280/446 1.04M
15 --- --- --- 145/23 2/1 --- 147/24 1427/470 1.17M
16 --- --- --- 116/15 6/2 --- 122/17 1549/487 1.29M
17 --- --- --- 129/24 1/1 --- 130/25 1679/512 1.43M
18 --- --- --- 95/11 10/1 --- 105/12 1784/524 1.53M
19 --- --- --- 104/12 7/4 --- 111/16 1895/540 1.65M
20 --- --- --- 59/17 33/10 --- 92/27 1987/567 1.82M
21 --- --- --- 42/17 30/7 --- 72/24 2059/591 1.98M
22 --- --- --- 57/11 21/6 14/4 92/21 2151/612 2.17M
23 --- --- 10/2 87/11 1/1 3/1 101/15 2252/627 2.32M
0 --- --- 33/5 42/3 --- --- 75/8 2327/635 2.44M
1 --- --- 85/6 25/0 --- --- 110/6 2437/641 2.56M
2 --- 8/2 52/6 1/0 --- --- 61/8 2498/649 2.67M
3 8/0 21/3 --- --- --- --- 29/3 2527/652 2.74M
4 --- --- 12/1 --- --- --- 12/1 2539/653 2.76M
5 --- 13/4 --- --- --- --- 13/4 2552/657 2.80M
6 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 2552/657 2.80M
7 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 2552/657 2.80M
8 --- --- 32/5 --- --- --- 32/5 2584/662 2.92M
9 --- --- 41/7 --- --- --- 41/7 2625/669 3.09M
10 --- --- 22/5 --- --- --- 22/5 2647/674 3.16M
11 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 2647/674 3.16M
12 --- --- --- 8/1 --- --- 8/1 2655/675 3.18M
13 --- --- --- 54/13 --- --- 54/13 2709/688 3.30M
14 --- --- --- 26/14 11/4 --- 37/18 2746/706 3.46M
15 --- --- --- 60/16 3/1 --- 63/17 2809/723 3.61M
16 --- --- --- 84/9 15/7 --- 99/16 2908/739 3.80M
17 --- --- --- 124/15 --- --- 124/15 3032/754 3.98M
18 --- --- --- 7/0 --- --- 7/0 3039/754 3.99M
19 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 3039/754 3.99M
20 --- --- --- --- 20/5 5/4 25/9 3064/763 4.08M
21 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 3064/763 4.08M
22 --- --- --- 42/8 21/2 --- 63/10 3127/773 4.21M
D1 4/1 194/45 570/164 1341/368 126/44 17/5 2252/627
D2 8/0 42/9 277/35 473/79 70/19 5/4 875/146
T 12/1 236/54 847/199 1814/447 196/63 22/9 3127/773

Gross QSO's=3189 Dupes=62 Net QSO's=3127

Unique callsigns worked = 2518

The best 60 minute rate was 197/hour from 0209 to 0308
The best 30 minute rate was 236/hour from 0209 to 0238
The best 10 minute rate was 282/hour from 0216 to 0225

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSO's/minute 1 times.
6 QSO's/minute 4 times.
5 QSO's/minute 34 times.
4 QSO's/minute 113 times.
3 QSO's/minute 256 times.
2 QSO's/minute 493 times.
1 QSO's/minute 720 times.

There were 327 bandchanges and 151 (4.8%) probable 2nd radio QSO's.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 2
4 1145
5 1164
6 777
7 12
8 20
9 4
10 3

Multi-band QSO's
----------------
1 bands 2043
2 bands 361
3 bands 98
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 4 95 445 1378 104 17
 
NAØCW(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   139,5902008-03-31 19:45:04
QRP - All Band
_____________________________________________

Rig: Elecraft K-2 with output set to 5 Watts

Antennas:
3 el SteppIR up 32 feet for 10-15-20
HF-2V vertical for 40-80
_____________________________________________

Conditions were not good. I was never able to work a European station and only
worked one African station: D44AC.

I decided to use a club call in this contest so I could give out a few "new
prefixes". The call was NA0CW and it was issued only a few weeks ago. As a
result it was not in the data base, ...but it should be in the future! Many ops
thanked me for a new one even very late in the contest, and that was great!

Murphy struck early in the contest. After operating about half an hour, I
looked at the country columns and point columns and realized it was full of
garbage. I decided to stop and troubleshoot it on the spot instead of hoping I
could work it out afterwards. I was amazed to find that somehow the new
download updates had been corrupted. When I downloaded again everything worked
perfectly, including the Qs already logged. I lost only one hour doing this
....WHEW!!!!

Conditions were poor as everyone knows. From my QTH here on the West Coast, I
never got into Europe, and had only one Q with Africa. Japan no longer has the
contest activity it used to have, so it is impossible to compete when you lose
all the European multipliers. I only had 11 JA stations in my log.

In my best 2 or 3 hours I had 14 or 15 Qs. But I had one hour with zero Qs, and
many with four or five. 43% of my Q total was with USA stations, and I had
trouble working a lot of those. It was a struggle!

My best Q was with YJ8TZ with only 20 minutes left in the contest. I also
worked A35RK, V7, KH2, and KH0. Notice that they were all in the Pacific! I
worked a total of 42 countries in this contest. In the ARRL a few weeks ago I
worked 40. At the top of the cycle I can work about 85 to 90 or so.

Despite all the difficulties, I love DX contesting at the QRP levels. Even at
the bottom of the cycle it is a thrill, whether from my very modest home
station or from Keko's big station at TI5N. I'm 68 years old and hope I can
keep at it through this next cycle!

After a real struggle to complete a contest QSO, the other op will sometimes
thank me for MY patience. If he could hear me well enough, I would like to
thank him profusely for HIS patience in completing the QSO which probably means
more to me than to him!

73, and thanks for listening for my weak sigs!

...Bill W8QZA - NA0CW
 
KT4PD(@WB4PAP)   M/S HP   1,697,0282008-03-31 20:24:27
Due to last minute issue, worked nearly first half of contest with low power and
mainly S & P.
 
PW2D(@PY2DM)   M/S HP   13,980,5682008-03-31 20:44:15
Thanks again to Mamiro/PY2DM for hosting us.
73, Thomas, PY2ZXU/SM0CXU
 
N5AW   SOAB LP   174,9482008-03-31 21:03:35
Not serious - just having fun working DX. Only a hand full of US stations in the
log. Nice to work 15 VKs on ten meters. Have not worked that many on ten in a
long time - maybe there is hope!
 
JA6WFM/HC5   SOSB15 LP   654,7502008-03-31 21:07:22
I enjyed the contest with IC-7000 + dipol.
please QSL via JA6VU but sorry only direct.
 
9M8Z(9M6DXX)   SOAB HP   8,445,1742008-03-31 21:23:50
Rig: FT-1000MP, Commander amplifier, 17-ele Optibeam at 75ft (3-ele on 40m,
4-ele on 20 and 15m, 6-ele on 10m).

Great contest and one of my best single operator efforts for several years.
Conditions overall were not that good but there were nevertheless some great
runs to Europe on 20m on both days and even on 15m on the Sunday. Amazing too
to work Brazil (antipodes of Borneo) long-path on 15m at 2.30am local time!
Even 10m cooperated after a fashion with S9 signals from JA / HL / BY and VK
(which was half expected) but also good signals from South Africa, Middle East
and even a few Southern / Eastern Europeans (which was certainly not
expected!)

I found very little activity from US stations on 40m. I worked every single one
that I heard calling CQ above 7150, usually first call, but when I called CQ
myself and listened in the US phone band not a SINGLE station came back to me.
Where were you all? Despite this there were many Americans who transmitted
below 7100kHz to tell me to listen up when I was running Asians below 7100kHz.
Hey guys, this is a contest, not a DXpedition! Why should I break a run of
6-point JAs that I was working at 2 or 3 a minute to spend perhaps several
minutes trying to find a clear frequency among the S9 plus 40dB broadcast
carriers to pick up a single US signal? You should have been there when I was
listening for you!

As usual I slept too much and only worked 30 of the possible 36 hours. Did I do
enough to win Oceania? Only time will tell!

73,
Steve, 9M8Z (op 9M6DXX, ex-G4JVG)
 
VE6FI   M/2 HP   2,124,2432008-03-31 21:55:44
Well WPX 2008 was OK for this part of the cycle. Some Europe on 20 and 40 on
the second day. Not much coming from over the pole and a bit from the
Pacific.

It gets a little lonely running M2 when one is alone although most of the time
you only need one person. Evan ve6fi and myself were there.

On Sunday afternoon Dave VE6KD and his Grandson Adrienne came over and ran the
20 meter station. Adrienne is going to be getting his license.

Visitors included Herman Ve6ADD, Lloyd ve6xl with his tales of India, and
Dennis Ve6ubz who managed to work us from his home in west Edmonton on 20
meters

The station works great from the new location. Now we have to get busy to
finish the bathroom and the kitchen before Field day comes along.

Thanks Evan for hosting the event.

Denis ve6aq
 
UP4L(UN7LZ)   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   4,596,5922008-03-31 22:59:25
Have detonation of propagation on Sunday afternoon on 15 meters during about 2,5
hours direction to EU. 10 meters was NIL.
 
YL6W(YL2GD)   SOAB HP   4,019,7762008-03-31 23:48:44
Had to take 2 unplanned break times
to solve technical problems. 36 hours
operating time does not meen that you have
plenty of time for sleeping...
As it was mentioned by M6T as well.

TNX to all for QSOs, will see in WPX CW.
73! Gunar

BAND QSO DUP PFX POINTS AVG
------------------------------------------------
160 93 0 37 196 2.11
80 281 1 99 636 2.26
40 692 13 280 1812 2.62
20 1004 15 419 1968 1.96
15 36 0 21 84 2.33
10 0 0 0 0 0.00
-------------------------------------------------
TOTAL 2106 29 856 4696 2.23 TOTAL SCORE : 4 019 776
Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations
 
OG5B(OH5BM)   SO(A)AB HP   3,798,2622008-03-31 23:52:32
Hi All,
My new vanity call OG5BM was giving some confusion before coming familiar,
OH5 should have been better prefix, HI.
CNDX poor on saturday K-index 4 Au 23, Sunday afternoon evening had
"Aurora-blanket" on stateside signals which cleared out around 21UTC on Sunday
before that return path was attenuated S5 sigs gave me 59+ (thought receiver
had trouble.
Last moment on Friday got new filterBox for SO2R it helped a bit, but with
contest like this SO2R is not in its best. Anyway practising SO2R a bit, but
still need another filter box and stubs and a lot of training with SO2R.
Win-Test was doing a trick to me on Sunday morning (or was it communications?)
Changed bands from rig from 80 to 20m and after 150 qsos or so found that
logging program is still in 80m. 15 minutes work to change all those 80m qsos
to 20m.
Otherwise all hardware doing quite OK.

TNX for QSO's
Please QSL's for direct only.

73 de Tapani OH5BM
 
IZ8FWN   SO(A)SB40 HP   1,846,4962008-03-31 23:56:01
NICE TIME ON THE RADIO. SEE NEXT YEAR 73'S
 
ON4CT   SOAB(TS) LP   375,5642008-04-01 00:43:10
Hallo
Some operators writes that the condx where not good. Compared to the previous
contests eg. Russian Dx and Bartg the condx where much better !

I worked dx on 15m and enjoyed it a lot. Of course 20 m was overloaded again,
but 15 m was open to AF, SA and even Asia (no JA) an one NA.
On 10m I worked also SA.
The beginning of a new cycle ?

Eg: Mark V/X7 at 24m and Inv-V's. software freeware N1MM


73
ON4CT
N1MM
 
S57S   SOSB10 HP   51,9232008-04-01 01:26:13
Even worse than last year. From East, only two DX, YB1AR & YF1AR. Z21ANB/B was
on for both days for quite few hours, but no activity from there. I worked just
5 ZS's. C91R has huge signal. I was chaseing 5T5DC for the whole DX-ped time and
finally work them then in CQ WPX. Only two E-Sporadic opening second day, G's
and EA4, and E-Sporadic to Ukraine/UA6 first day. We're talking about
20-minutes and two hours in both cases. All other EU's has been worked Tropo
or
Back Scatter style mode. Some guys must running quite well over limited power.
I was surprise I can't get even a singe QRZ? back from some Back-scatters while
I was running 850W and 4 el. DJ0A and AO5W - think about that!
On the other hand - great opening to South America both days. PP5EG has the
best signal. Congratulations mr. Oms for fine score. Look's like invest in
H-frame of 4 antennas certainly pays off. I manage to wor only two SA stations
on CQ. All others are on S/P. Geeeeeee, SA's like to calling CQ. They're in
love with CQ! The rest of the world on 28 MHz was out of question this time.


73, Aleksander, S57S
 
K9GY   SOAB LP   14,5802008-04-01 01:57:53
Had right hernia operation on Thursday before the contest...So this was good
practice being able to sit up a chair a little while to get back into shape for
work, hah! Glad to hand out some points.

Onward to WPX CW :-)

Best of health to all,
Eric
 
S53M   M/S HP   10,283,8332008-04-01 03:46:57
Nice ctest. TNX for UFB time at S53M.

73,
Goran ANDRIC, S55OO
 
SP75C(@SP3KEY)   M/S HP   6,130,7162008-04-01 03:53:54
CU in SPDX Contest this weekend.

http://www.spdxcontest.info/

73 , Andrzej 3Z3AHK
 
VA2SG   SOAB LP   192,7172008-04-01 05:08:33
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLWq4AUH2sw

CU all at the CW version.
 
S5ØB   SOSB40 LP   321,2222008-04-01 05:09:16
Working with: IC-756pro3, delta loop & double extended zepp antenna! Very bad
conditions. I feel like galdiator in teatre durnig contest! Strong qrm from my
club station S53S, only 5 km from my post.

73! de Borut S50B
 
N2FF   SO(A)AB LP   25,3822008-04-01 05:23:56
Very poor conditions here. Next year will be better I HOPE!
 
CT9L(DF7ZS)   SOAB(TS) HP   16,735,0002008-04-01 05:38:33
Soap

First of thanks to CQ hall of fame Walter (DJ6QT) who let me use his station on
Madeira (CT3). After operating with some of the big stations like DR1A and PJ2T
it was rally my number one wish to try out some single op effort. Walters QTH
has a TH5 beam installed and a arsenal of fibreglass poles and millions of
wires on stock. The class to participate was a fast decision, as this is a
textbook example for Single Operator All Band (Three-Band Single-Element –
formerly known as threeband-wire)

My first goals were to capture the 4000 QSO’s I almost made in 2004 as PJ4P
and have fun.

In this time zone the contest started of course on the lowbands. Did I mention
how much I hate the lowbands? Double point’s per QSO is worth it, but I was
so fet up after a few hours that I decided to put in a first early break. I’d
rather run 180/h on 15/20m than 90/h on the lowbands fighting splatters and QRM
for the same amount of points. The next morning was much better. 20m is like 40
in the sunspot minimum, but finally I found some really nice rates on 15m. I
stayed on 15m as long as possible and decided to return to 20m when the
daylight goes off in Europe. Perfect decision! Just hit 20m and immediately
running close to 200/h into stateside. After day one the 4000 Q’s mark felt
like a piece of cake, but day two brought me back to the ground. Lots of
begging for QSO’s and it was really hard to get higher than 140 Q’s/h.
Towards the end of day two I hit a great opening into states side and the
fantastic discipline of the US op’s, again saved my day. A little bit of my
beloved low bands at the end and the finish line was crossed with well above
4200 Q’s and 16.7 million points.

After the dust settled …. There was just one thought: WHAT A FUN WAS
THIS!!!!!

Equipment used:

Yaesu FT-1000 Mark-V (lost and found by the airline)
Acom 2000 Linear (thanks’ Walter)
TH5 Beam (also know as the weapon of maximum impact)
Vertical Wires on 40/80 (always fun to built and a surprise how they work)
Heil Quietphone Pro 4 (anty rag chew capsular)

Thanks to all who worked and supported me. Sorry to all I did not copy with the
terrible qrm at times. CT9L QSL via DJ6QT comments and complaints to
df7zs@darc.de

73sss

Helmut
 
HA3OV(@HG6N)   SOAB HP   8,369,1282008-04-01 06:01:00
Rigs: 2x TS950SDX
Amps: Alpha 91B + HM

Antennas:
160m: dipole
80m: Inv.v dipole
40m: 2 el HB9CV
20m: 2x 5 ele Yagi
15m: 6 ele Yagi
10m: 5 ele Yagi

Beverage rx antennas: 350m to NA, 180m to JA, 180m to AF

SW: Wintest 3.19

As a member of HG6N I usually prefer M/2 or M/S but decided to do some SOAB
efforts this year for the sake of WRTC. Thanks for the tech support from HA1AG,
HA6ND and HA6PX!!

Good EU run on 15m the saturday afternoon.
Only a few SA on 10m so I did only a second radio QSO that band.
20M was OK but To find a clear freq to CQ, was incredibly tough sometimes. Nice
US runs mainly on saturday evening.
I think I lost some good "sixpointers" on 40M, the second night when I got up a
bit late from my rest.

Thanks the QSOs!

73! Anti
HA3OV
 
WM4RM(W4NF)   SO(A)AB HP   175,2442008-04-01 06:13:48
I used 160, 80, 40 and 20 but don't have the band breakdowns. Of course on 80
meters I was maliciously interfered with for about a 15 minute period. They
were a couple kHz down from me and everytime I would call CQ one of them would
move up and say the freq was in use. I kept asking where they were because I
couldn't hear them below me but he had already left. Then the jamming started
for about 15 minutes. Then he said if I moved up 500 Hz he would not interfere
with me anymore. That was nice of him. Of course he would never give his call
sign. I dread 80 meters every year because of these idiots but I won't let
them spoil my fun. CU in the contest and 73, Jack W4NF
 
VU2PTT   SOAB HP   853,2002008-04-01 06:18:49
Rig - Icom 746PRO to SB-200 Amp running around 400 watts
Ant - F-12 C3S @ 60' on 20,15,10m & Vertical wire with 1 radial for 40m
Logger - N1MM Logger. This contest was recorded :)

My first attempt in the HP category on SSB. Thanks to Brad K7ZSD for
the SB-200 amp which helped many of you hear me. Family responsibilites
allowed operating only 24 hours of the contest - 8 hours of peak QSO time
on 20m was given up for hospital duties for my father-in-law.

15 metres was the money band. Ran JA's for the first time in several
years on 15m. Strategy was to collect JA prefixes the first day and
EU 3/6 pointers and prefixes the second. First day was OK for my part time
effort although I missed all of the prime time on 20m. But on the second day
after running some EU on 15m till 1200z, went back to hospital and returned
for 20m only around 1600z.

At 1640z, the 20m band which was full of loud signals from NA/EU
suddenly died to near zero. I had just started a run on this band and
was dismayed at this, of course I should have been there when the band
was hot! Checked 15m which was dead as well, except for a lone and loud
ZY7C whom I worked. Went down to 40m and started trying to work the very
loud EU stations on S&P mode. One attempt to run only got 9M8Z to call me.

Around 2045z went up to 20m which was dead all the time to scan
the band without much hope. Imagine my surprise when I heard a very
loud VO1MP calling CQ on the low end of the band. Quickly worked him
and then tuned higher up to hear HI3T who was so loud he sounded like
he was transmitting from the next room, I could even hear the low
level hum on his power supply. Worked him and then tuned up the band
to work a few more loud stations in quick succession which inlcuded
NN1N, HD2A, HI3C, P40A, VQ59W, VB3E, 6Y1V, K1ZM, TO1C, VP2E, WP2Z,
FG/OM3LA, V25V, TO5RZ. After working TO5RZ for a new country at 2130z,
the band again went dead as if someone had turned off a switch!!

Was not sure if I was hallucinating because all of these signals sound
unreal - LOUD. This was a bit too much in my tired condition, so
happily shut down the radio and went to bed at 3 AM local time. In the
morning I found all these entries in the log - I must have worked
them!!! Looks like the sunspots are coming back slowly. See you all in
WPX CW when I hope to have another blast. Thanks for all the Qs and
the fun!!! :-))
 
P49Y(AE6Y)   SOAB HP   14,337,3402008-04-01 07:21:21
Kind of a tough contest this time, with fewer EU than last year (mults down by
10%), and substantial power line noise for good parts of the contest. But
score is up 2% over last year due to many more 80 and 40 QSOs.

We did a lot of tower/antenna replacement at the P40L-P49Y station in
February (thanks W6LD, W0YK, N6BT, P43A) and have all new Force 12 antennas on
new towers. Unfortunately, we didn't quite get it all done, so there was some
work left for me, most notably tuning the Sigma 180s 80m dipole, which is side
mounted on the tower. It worked really well, and for the first time, I
actually felt reasonably loud on 80.

As usual, contesting on Aruba is also about socializing, this trip with P40V,
P41YL, P43A, P43C, P43JB, P43L. A great local group!

Rig: K3, Pro2, Alpha 87A, 86
Ant: 2 el 10, 5 el 15 (this is one antenna, no kidding), 4 el 20, 2 el 40, 1
el 80
Software: CQPWIN, ver. 11.0
Thanks to everyone for the Qs and the many repeats required due to QRM and
QRN.
73, Andy, AE6Y, P49Y
 
VO1DJT   SOAB(R) LP   185,4682008-04-01 07:44:48
My second contest, still learning the ropes. Thanks for the contacts, hope to
see you again during another contest.
73 Daisy, VO1DJT
 
AD5VJ   SO(A)SB40 LP   88,0862008-04-01 07:45:31
Had a great time, really enjoyed the pile ups on 40 meters. Everything went
smoothly this time which made it even more enjoyable.

Had to disqualify myself due to operator error using my N1MM software. It has
an option of spotting all S&P's which I selected. Problem was however when I
started my run I forgot to check the 'run' box so it spotted ever contact I
made. Therefore due to self spotting I disqualified myself and will only be
submitting my log as a check sheet.

thanks to all for the contacts and good luck to everyone.

Next year I hope to be more careful and submit a log to entry.

Bob AD5VJ
http://www.ad5vj.com/
--
 
WM5R(@W5KFT)   SOAB HP   12008-04-01 08:27:33
I got off to my best start ever in this contest. I was well over 600 QSOs at
0400 UTC when I began hearing thunder and seeing lightning in the distance. I
started paying attention to the weather radar and decided that I needed to shut
down the station around 0420 UTC. In the process of rapidly disconnecting
everything, I think I stepped on the power strip for the PC and shut it off
rather abruptly. I kept watching the weather radar on my smartphone. The
lightning got to be pretty intense by 0500 UTC, as the storm cell went directly
overhead. I lost power briefly on two occasions.

We took a near or maybe even direct hit sometime after 0500 UTC. It was one of
those strike where the lightning and thunder were (to my senses) simultaneous
and I involuntarily became airborne for a moment. There was a lot of static
discharge at the bulkhead, and I was staying well clear of that side of the
building. I was without power at 0600 UTC when I decided to try to sleep a
little - because what else could I do? When I woke up a few hours later, the
power was back on. I booted up the PC and discovered that my log was gone. The
file was there on disk, zero bytes, with a timestamp from before the contest.
Maybe I need to figure out what SMARTDRIVE is supposed to be doing on that PC,
as it looks like for more than four hours it never wrote the log to disk. In 12
years of using TR Log, I've never lost a log before, even with sudden power
loss.

When I started checking things out, I thought the situation was pretty bad, as
I wasn't immediately able to put power out on one of the radios, but it turns
out only a few things actually died. An IC in one of the Top Ten band decoders
exploded, COM2 in the PC is dead, there are some LED issues in the other band
decoder and a band pass filter, and a blown fuse (no spares on hand) in the
SixPak control box. I spent a long time checking out antennas, rotors, amps,
radios, switch boxes, the DX Doubler, etc. and those all seem to be OK.

Next year.

Video I took during the first power outage using my cell phone:
http://www.wm5r.org/contest/2008_wpx_phone/

[Note: the WA7BNM form is forcing me to claim a score greater than zero].
 
9A6A   SOSB80 HP   1,848,1952008-04-01 09:24:35
Location: Island Hvar EU - 016 (JN83GD)
Antenna: TX - 2 x inv.V
RX - NW, N, NE beverage
Rig: TS690S + PA 1kW
 
SO2R(SP2FAX)   SOSB20 HP   5,307,4682008-04-01 09:52:15
see you this weekend in SPDX Contest (15utc, sat- 15utc, san)
http://www.spdxcontest.info/
 
WØBH   SOAB HP   1,193,6052008-04-01 10:32:44
Great stateside and SA propagation, but could never get anything really going
into Europe (never heard Japan), so lots of missing mults. Fun anyway even
though I knew I wouldn't have time to operate the entire contest.

Look for me next weekend running 34 counties in the Missouri QSO Party and
again in the Nebraska QSO Party the same weekend as the Florida QSO Party.
Details on my QRZ.COM listing.

Thanks for all the Qs!

73, Bob, w0bh
 
UZ5UA(VLADIMIR)   SOSB20 LP   236,5772008-04-01 10:37:00
Thanks organizers for the interesting test, to all stations for the answer.
Up to a meeting in CQ WPX CW 2008


UZ5UA
Vladimir

http://www.qsl.net/uz5ua/

Icq: 219244526
 
SK7OA   M/S LP   957,2802008-04-01 10:47:35
Our goal was 1000 QSO's and we didn't made it BUT we had lot of fun !!
 
S51A(@S53APR)   M/S HP   2,424,5912008-04-01 10:52:40
What a contest!

After a long time Andrej S56ZAB, Ziga S56LZI and I managed to put on air again
S53APR or S51A in a HF contest in a M/S setup. It was our first time HP from
this location and we wanted to see if there were any problems with the setup,
so we opted for 1 radio to see if there was anything wrong before going on a 2
radio setup. We tought we made all preparation possible and all, but...

Our setup was th6dxx on 12m an an Eco dipole for 40m rotary on 14m and dipoles
for 7, 3.5 and 1.8 on 12m. + 1 Bvg goin E-W

Using a Ts-950Sdx + Acom 2000A.

Proir the contest we checked all the things and decided to not go over 800W on
the rotary dipole, which is declared for only 1kW. Better safe than sorry,
HI..but ECO is ECO .... :)

So Jane S57L joined me 1h before the contest we had all set up and ready to
start. Started on 80m, but after 20 minutes the first failure...the dipole went
arching somewhere and we couldnt figure it out where. So we discared the band
after some tryes and went on 7. The bands were unusualy quiet...(we still didnt
knew what was going on). I tought that the conditions were just bad and that was
the cause, only later on sunday night we found out that the beverage was causing
the station to go deaf in RX. After we removed the beverage it went all to
normal ( only last 6h were worked like that :/ ) But, we learned something new,
so that's what it's all about. All the signals were weak and hard to read. I'm
apologising to all that we couldnt hear or were under the AGAIN AGAIN NUMBER
AGAIN sindrome that we had... The beverage caused something like 30-60 Db
Attenuation on the signals, so if we did get on someone's cq frq we apologise.

I spent 6 or more hours on the tower in the middle of the contest fixing all
that went wrong or didnt want to work properly. Ziga and Andrej fixed the
dipole for 40m. The dipole for 80 was finnaly fixed on sunday morning and we
operated for 2 days on 80m with a bad arching dipole and 150-300 W + the
station problem. Now that i look on it i'm surprised how we managed the 1400
qso that we had prior of solving the problem with the radio. I will just
congratulate the hams that stuck with patience to out deafness.

After the 80m failure there was a failure on the 40m dipole. Same problem. The
middle part was an ECO dipole center, declared for 3kW, but.....it didnt hold
even 1,5kW. So never again using ECO stuff at all. The only dipole working
fairly good was the 160m one.

After a saturday run on 40m to collect the EU mults, the ECO rotary dipole for
40m was fryed even with only 600-800W in (30 min of cq and the rate was quite
nice for a a dipole that high). Yey, i was stunned, but after a call from Jane
S57L we keep holding on with the remaining setup.

A thunderstorm made it to Ljubljana and i had to stop operating for 2h cuz of
the qrn and the danger of lightnings.

Dragan S55Z and Ales S59MA came to give a hand and offer some operating time
while i was on the tower trying to fix stuff.

On sunday afternoon after running 80m with realy bad signals Damjan S52W told
us that we were totaly deaf, and we finnaly managed to fix the problem. Yey,
the bands opened and it was like another world, but we lost most of the time.
Oh well, it will be for next time...(i can say that we lost something like 800
qso on all bands cuz of that)

The station and the Acom 2000A worked ok even with all the problems mentioned
above. The Acom is realy realy a pleasure to work with and you only need 3s to
be on another band with it. Realy awesome. Not a glitch and thanks the guys
from acom to the auto protection of the PA. otherwise it would've been realy
smoky in the shack.


Thanks again to all and it was a pleasure to work many OM and WWYC's. A special
thanks to the S53APR people and others that made it possible.

There were 1 bad point in the contest when an old bitter ham made a realy
stupid comment on our cq frq. But that is to be expected from his intellectual
greatness. :)

Next time hopefullx with a 4 el Quad and things that will work on other bands
(hoepfully :P )
S51A will come back with a better and working setup. We are allways learning.

Bostjan S55O

p.s. In a few days i'll try to put up some photos of the contest on my
homepage.
 
PY5ZD   SOAB(TS) HP   302,5002008-04-01 11:25:23
73, Marcelo - PY5ZD
 
K3EST(@KT3Y)   M/S HP   7,354,8422008-04-01 11:55:23
As usual during SSB contests, Bob did 90% of the operating
alone.

73 Phil KT3Y
 
OQ4B(ON4BHQ)   SO(A)AB HP   500,4722008-04-01 12:12:41
I was in the contest just for fun but most of all to test my repaired amp power
supply. My electronic skill is still ok, as the amp didn't fail at all.
Condx were good. 15 m did very well to South America. 20 m was very crowded, a
lot of splattering from (too) strong EU and Russian stations so it was
difficult to get to the USA (only stateside was workable). I still have my
doubts about legal power of certain stations! Perhaps I should invest in a
roofing filter for good old MkV?
WX in Belgium was bad, so I was glad to be in the shack and had great fun.
I only did S&P, because the software setup didn't allow me to use the
voicekeyer.

Setup: FT1000 MkV Field, HA1YA amp running @ 800 W, MA5B minibeam, MA8040
vertical and G5RV, N1MM "the logger".

73
Wim - OQ4B (op. ON4BHQ)
 
6Y1V   M/2 HP   30,315,2222008-04-01 12:17:48
Scott, W4PA, here. David KY1V told me on Monday after the contest "you like to
write, put up the 3830 post with our score when you get back."

Let me say -- what a fun weekend in Jamaica at the 6Y1V station. KY1V and
K1LZ
have gone to considerable effort to put up a major league contest station on
the northwest side of the island near Montego Bay. All the toys you need are
there -- rigs, big amps, monobander stacks on 10/15/20 plus 2 of the largest
SteppIR antennas on two 140' towers. We continually got reports over the
weekend that were "you're the loudest station on the band" or "I don't hear
much anyone else right now, but you guys are 20 over 9 in [insert USA state]".

The crew was myself, KY1V, K6AM, and WE9V. WE9V was putting in his second
appearance in the Caribbean this month after running ARRL DX SSB at PJ2T
SOABHP(A).

WE9V had made up some op schedules prior to the contest and we ended up
splitting the 96 available rig hours (M/2 = 48 hours x 2 radios = 96 op hours)
roughly 15 for KY1V and 27-28 each for me, Chad, and John.

Band conditions were predictably kind of bad. 15 meters opened weakly to
Europe for a couple of hours each day and even the USA openings in the
afternoon were pretty marginal. 10 never opened to the USA or EU -- all 21
QSO's were South America. In general, the peaks of Europe activity regardless
of band were at local EU sundown/up -- we spent a whole lot of time listening
to
ESP-level weak signals in QRM on 40 meters trying for those valuable 6
pointers. One of the two op positions had a second radio in line with a
commutator that allowed a second op to either click on spots or help listen to
the run freq as needed -- me and K6AM spent the last two hours of the contest
trying to pull out weak EU's at the same time while still daylight outside
local.

In the run up to operating last week, WE9V had sent out an email that
suggested
we try for the North American M/2 record. I was initially skeptical (you got
me, Chad, you never had any doubt we were going to crush it) -- I figured we
had the crew OK but the band conditions have been so horrific this month that
I
wondered if it would be reachable -- but I agreed we'd go for it. KY1V was at
the mic when N2YO was worked on 40 in only the 28th hour of the contest when
our claimed score passed the old mark. The claimed score is a tad over 30M;
after log checking it ought to end up in the 28M range. The previous record
was just under 16M set by V47KP in 2003.

Cheers and a Red Stripe to David KY1V for having us down there this weekend to
see and experience what he and Krassy have created. Hope to do it again!

Pictures of past operations and station information are located on their
website at www.6y1v.com

73
Scott W4PA
 
TM4W(F5HRY)   SOSB15 HP   497,2522008-04-01 12:45:40
Rather sporadic activity and still bad conditions on 15m seen from EU.
The only highlight was the short opening to Asia on sunday morning.

Only very few hours of run (if it can be called so) and all the others working
S&P. Mostly a patience job ...

Rig : TS850, AL1500, 4el + 5el DXBeam (www.dxbeam.com)

Vy 73
Herve F5HRY
 
HG8R(HA8JV)   SOAB HP   6,455,9162008-04-01 14:11:53
Its was not easy for mee.
The 1 of marc. at 1416 utc came EMMA (hurricane) with 180 km/h wind.
VERTICAL(36mh) overturn, 4el.quad broken(80%), all beverages break.
One of bev. flee and i find one weak later(indeet)....
After two weaks weather was bad, rest ten days for renovation mine station.
wee repair... Thanks to mine wife Livi, she help mee anything (annt.work, bring
food, drink for mee in contest), and Jani mine neighbour(he help annt. mech...)
station setup: ts870+ hm pa
160,80,40m.: vetical 28mh
20,15m.: 4el. QUAD at 18 mh
Four pieces beverages, 160-320m long.
Contest, frist day was nice 21 hours work, 2060 qsos (1150 on 20m).
Second day i was little on 20m(when na coming, 40 usa on sunday???.)
Nice run on 15m to asia and oc. sunday morning.
Wonderful moment on 80m when AH0BT and VK7GN answer mine cq.
thanks for all callers, and congrats to soab from eu more than 10mil.
point(M6T, OK1RI, 4O3A...and also to ANTI(HA3OV) nice score.
73,
and see you on the next(i hope EMMA or she s sister not coming back... hi
pali ha8jv, hg8r
 
LU1FDU   SOSB80 HP   145,3502008-04-01 14:21:12
ARRL-SECTION: DX
CONTEST: CQ-WPX-SSB
CALLSIGN: LU1FDU
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 80M HIGH
CLAIMED-SCORE: 145350
NAME: EZEQUIEL REINALDI
ADDRESS: MENDOZA 566
ADDRESS: CP 2520 LAS ROSAS
ADDRESS: SANTA FE - ARGENTINA
CLUB: LUCG
OPERATORS: LU1FDU
X-RADIOS: TS440
X-EMAIL: lu1fdu@yahoo.com.ar
SOAPBOX: MY FIRST WPX SSB
X-SUMMARY:
X-SUMMARY: 160m 80m 40m 20m 15m 10m Total
X-SUMMARY:
X-SUMMARY: Valid QSOs: 0 191 0 0 0 0 191
X-SUMMARY: Mults: 0 150 0 0 0 0 150
X-SUMMARY: Points: 0 969 0 0 0 0 969
X-SUMMARY:
 
WB4MSG   SO(A)AB HP   2,046,2002008-04-01 15:17:16
GREAT CONTEST THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THE CALLS.
NOT MUCH EU ON 15 AND WHAT I DID GET WAS ONLY WITH BEAM SOUTH.
40 WAS GOOD BUT AT TIMES THE BAND APPEARED TO BE ALMOST DEAD.
THERE WOULD BE LOTS OF STATIONS TRYING TO REPLY BUT JUST AT THE
NOISE LEVEL. EVEN THE REC ANT'S WOULD NOT HELP.
 
VE3DZ(@VE3SY)   SOAB HP   8,122,7182008-04-01 15:23:13
Thanks to Paul VE3SY and Marg VE3RE for letting me use VE3SY station again.
It could have been well for the very last time, since VE3SY property is up for
sale now: http://www.ve3sy.com/sale
Also a big Thank You to Paul, VE3TA who loaned me his Emtron DX-2 amplifier
which was used with the 2nd radio and made life a bit easier, especially on 15
meters.
Low point is that rotor on the 2 el. 40 m beam got stuck, but the good news was
that it got stuck pointed to EU, so at least I could try to work 6-pointers from
Europe with no problems. However, when I was jealously listening to VE3EJ and
VE3UTT on Saturday morning managing huge pile-ups of VK/ZL and some JA's on 40,
my frustration was immense...
Conditions were so poor on Saturday morning on high bands, that I could not
(for the very first time in many years!) establish a run frequency on 20 meters
well until probably 18:00 UTC... Did a lot of CQ'ing on 40 with S&P'ing on 20...
Again, what a huge difference a stack of Yagis could make as compared to a
single Yagi! In conditions like these, even 1 dB of extra gain could help you
to uncover extra layer of stations that are mostly unaudible on a single
antenna. Slowly, but surely, hour after hour, VE3EJ and VB3E were making their
margin more and more noticable.
Had few good runs to JA though, something that I almost forgot doing from this
location.
Anyway, thank you all for the QSOs and points and congratulations to John VE3EJ
on his usual great score on phone!
See you all in WPX CW in 2 months.
 
K1XM   SOAB LP   242,8652008-04-01 16:34:46
Part-time S&P from home.
 
EE2W(@EB2BXL)   M/S HP   9,373,1362008-04-01 17:03:55
Thanks to all..!!! See you on WPX CW..!
 
N5DO(@K5FD)   SOAB LP   865,9362008-04-01 18:10:50
James, K5FD, is changing his station around and temporarily has no rigs, but
does have the most important part: antennas. A windstorm had rendered my
SteppIR antenna temporarily inoperable, so I took my rig over to his QTH and
used his antennas, which worked well. Thanks to him for the use of his
station.

I had a good time in this contest despite working mostly 1-point contacts and
having work responsibilities which kept me from operating the full 36 hours.
Surely the sunspot numbers shall rise again!
 
KJ5W(W5PR)   SOSB10 HP   108,4842008-04-01 18:45:07
A loooong weekend... Afew high spots: CE0Z calling me. A few JA's

but no EU and only one AF...

10M Total %

NA 115 115 36.1
OC 80 80 25.1
SA 120 120 37.6
AS 3 3 0.9
AF 1 1 0.3

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

3D2 1 1
8R 1 1
A3 1 1
CE 9 9
CE0Z 1 1
CX 5 5
E5/s 1 1
EA8 1 1
HC 1 1
HI 1 1
HK 3 3
HP 1 1
J3 1 1
JA 3 3
K 109 109
LU 39 39
OA 1 1
PY 58 58
TI 2 2
VK 46 46
VP2E 1 1
YJ 1 1
YV 2 2
ZK2 1 1
ZL 29 29

QSO/Pref by hour and band

Hour 10M Total Cumm OffTime

D1-0000Z 4/4 4/4 4/4 24
D1-0100Z 0/0 4/4 60
D1-0200Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-0300Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-0400Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-0500Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-0600Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-0700Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-0800Z --+-- 0/0 4/4 60
D1-0900Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-1000Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-1100Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-1200Z - 0/0 4/4 60
D1-1300Z 2/1 2/1 6/5 54
D1-1400Z 2/1 2/1 8/6 37
D1-1500Z 14/8 14/8 22/14
D1-1600Z 7/4 7/4 29/18 35
D1-1700Z 7/5 7/5 36/23
D1-1800Z 26/20 26/20 62/43
D1-1900Z 24/15 24/15 86/58
D1-2000Z 33/20 33/20 119/78
D1-2100Z 50/23 50/23 169/101
D1-2200Z 34/11 34/11 203/112
D1-2300Z 36/13 36/13 239/125
D2-0000Z 28/4 28/4 267/129 3
D2-0100Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-0200Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-0300Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-0400Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-0500Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-0600Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-0700Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-0800Z --+-- 0/0 267/129 60
D2-0900Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-1000Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-1100Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-1200Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-1300Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-1400Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-1500Z - 0/0 267/129 60
D2-1600Z --+-- 0/0 267/129 60
D2-1700Z 3/2 3/2 270/131 36
D2-1800Z - 16/8 16/8 286/139
D2-1900Z - 15/5 15/5 301/144
D2-2000Z - 7/1 7/1 308/145
D2-2100Z - 7/2 7/2 315/147
D2-2200Z - 4/1 4/1 319/148
Total: 319/148
 
N6RNO   SOAB LP   1902008-04-01 21:00:10
Actual operating time was about 50 minutes.
That was spread over a 4 hour window.

I was rearranging my shack per XYL directive and so I could not
focus a lot of time. I did catch a few easy ones though.

The three very short 15 minute stints were a good break while
I was "resting" from all the manual labor.

Charging Forward
Rick "The Rhino" N6RNO

@ Tehama for California QSO Party, October 4-5 2008.
Where will you be?
www.cqp.org
 
TM6M(@F6KHM)   M/S HP   14,585,3882008-04-02 00:36:32
No 160m antenna, no propagation on 10m (as usual nowadays...) good signal coming
long path from VK/ZL in the morning on 40m.
The 6 elements 20m DXbeam design made a good job once again (www.dxbeam.com ,
tnx Oliver!)
73's TM6M team
 
F5BEG   SOSB80 LP   480,4382008-04-02 01:38:59
TX: FT990 100W
ANT : DIPOLE

73 GERARD F5BEG
 
E77DX(OE1EMS)   SOAB HP   9,232,4362008-04-02 04:09:49
In last 2 years i was running WPX SSB as MO, so i allmost frogot how it´s to be
SO in this one. Main plan was M/2 but since we did´t get the team togther i
decide on thursday evening (when i get to my QTH in E7 land) to go SOAB!
on my way to Bosnia i allmost lost 2 radios (comming from repair) and one AMP
on the border. I cross many many times E7 border with my radio equipment
without any problems but this time was very very bad, they keep me there for
more as 2 hours there and with lot of luck (€) was able to to continue my
trip!
There was a lot of work on the station before....station was never before setup
for SO2R and i needed to repair 160m inv V (was three times on 50m high tower),
to put up beverages-only 3 of them (we need to remove 6 beverages after ARRL
CW) and to do some improvments in antenna switching and filtering as well.
Finaly everything was ready few hours before contest.I had even time for 1,5
hours of sleep before :) !

Contest was great fun.Very good rates and great acitivity. I made few
mistakes,
to much S&P, to less time spend on 40m (to less 6 points QSO´s there),....
Satrday evning durning the good opening to NA on 20m we had big rain and very
high statik what made my run pretty slow.
But the bigest problem was after spending allmost whole first night on 80m,
staying without electrical power for more as 4 hours 2nd night.Instade
operating for 6 points on 80m and 40m during second night i was operating durig
sonday morning mosltly EU on 15 and 20...finaly missing some QSO´s points (in
compare to others nostly on 40m). Worked only 10 USA + VE astations first and
second night on 40m and about 80 station in last hour of contest!
Sonday morning after i get power again i realize that my SO2R Box (EZ MASTER)
doesn´t work any more. Did some recableing and contniue the contest without
SO2R box.

Setup:
FT-2000
FT-1000MP
EZMASTER SO2R BOX
OM POWER AMP + HOME MADE AMP (LV6)
160m inv V @ 50m
80m inv V @ 30m
40m 2 el yagi @ 32m
20m 4 el yagi @ 32m
15m 6 el yagi @ 29m
10m 6 el yagi @ 24m
160/80/40 Titanex Vertical V160HD
20/15/10 KT34XA @ 19m
3 x beverages je 120m JA,USA,AF

you cann see few contest pics clicking on following link:
http://www.emssolutions.at/cpg149/thumbnails.php?album=35

It was great to work satraday afternoon Randy K5ZD from USA, and sonday
afternoon from OE (@OE6MBG QTH). Funny!

Congratulations to M6T,OK5R and 4O3A!

Tnx for calling me and hope to work you in WPX CW!

73 es best dx
de OE1(4)EMS - E77DX
Braco
 
ZL3A(ZL3WW)   SOSB40 HP   8,393,8582008-04-02 04:55:18
The contest has begun as usual, at 3pm local time. Propagation were
quite poor, actually not very poor, but with high qrm, static crashes and
some strange interference that I haven't encountered before...
I've completed the first day with great difficulties ending it with 1001
contacts
and 551 prefixes. Pretty bad long path to Europe and the small number
of USA qsos (only about 200) would summarize the first day.
The second day was almost the same, although with slightly better
propagations.
I had a nice European run over the long path that especially helped
with some new multipliers. At 2am local time the "Chinese Dragon" showed up
forcing me to move to the lower portion of the band and to operate split for a
while.
I fail to see why there is a such a big problem for some people for a few
major contests per year if someone operates in cw or ssb portion of the band.
In any case first 50KHz is recommended for cw, but it ain't exclusive for cw
use.
Same goes for the ssb, but to each his own I guess.
The strongest signal on the band was by far OK5R and then quite behind were
2 other Europeans: YT8A and 4O3A. K1TTT, KC1XX, W3LPL W3LR were
nowhere to be heard - probably taking a rest after the ARRL.
This round I've used 1.8KHz ssb filter, as opposed to the ARRL when I had
2.4KHz and that certainly proved to be very useful.
The rest of the equipment performed as usual - nothing to complain about.
Thanks to all that called and hope to see you again in cw part, but now with
one of the call signs ZL3WW/ZM3WW. The ZL regulations specifies that
special call sign can be issued only for the duration of one year and after
that
another person can apply for it, so I won't be using ZL3A/ZM3A call signs.
The goal was to improve the last year score and I was able to do so.
I've added some statistics further bellow...
512 usa and canada
343 ja
640 eu


73 Dule ex ZL3A
 
WE3C   M/2 HP   13,888,9682008-04-02 06:33:00
We enjoy this contest a lot as it is super fun! Although, this year presented
us with several challenges.

We knew from ARRL SSB not to expect too much in the way of propagation, and we
weren't surprised, there wasn't much.

80M the first night was very disappointing, as absorption levels kept us from
working good rates and the many multipliers that were available. The second
night static levels were high and signals weak.

40M was impacted by the low MUF and almost completely died both nights. We
appreciated all the VK/ZL callers both mornings.

20M opened later than ARRL and we experienced the same difficulties of working
the many callers with the crowded band and periodic line noise. The late
afternoon EU band closings and Asia openings were good and a lot of fun.

15M never opened to EU and it mostly acted like 10M. Only a few EU stations
were heard and worked.

10M was all short openings south, no EU or Africa heard or worked.

The other challenge was that most of our team had schedule conflicts this
weekend, so no one, except WE3C, was on-site for the whole 48 hours. We had
concerns about keeping the seats occupied, but fortunately with the number of
operators participating, we were able to keep the run seats filled for most of
the weekend.

Q's By Points:
Six 663
Four 171
Three 1386
Two 130
One 1839
Total 4189

We were very pleased to have W2GD and W3PA join us for the first time.

Congratulations to our team for the outstanding results with the many
challenges.

Thank you to all the callers and the great competition.
 
CS2T(CT1ILT)   SOAB HP   9,244,4882008-04-02 08:29:11
First of all I wanna congratulate Ranko 4O3A, G4PIQ and OK1RI for FB scores,
surelly my station is not at the level to compete with them. Anyway, nice
competition and FB Operators.

Conditions were not as I expected, it was kinda frustrating hearing CT1JLZ
running Central and North Europe on saturday afternoon on 15m, and I couldnt
even hear them...
Something that makes me even more frustated was knowing that 15m was highly
open to USA (N2NL59+10, WN1GIV 59+20) on sunday afternoon and I couldnt get a
decent run, where were all USA station?

QSOs:
40% NA
50% Europe

2 hours of my Off period had to be the last 2 hours of the contest, because I
had Classes at University on Monday morning at 0800! I was having FB runs from
USA on 20m when I had to QRT, next time I will try to be untill the end, the
end always brings you new surprises...

73's cu in WPX CW... as CS2T
CT1ILT Filipe Lopes
 
IC8TEM   SO(A)SB160 HP   180,5572008-04-02 09:11:17
Hello!
Thanks to all the stations that I have heard in this contest, and to my IC8
friends.

I'm sorry but I know that there were some stations who heard me well, but I
cannot listen to all because of the strong QRN due to strong Auroral event and
the typical QRM of the contest. Also enjoyed to listen some friends and some
italian stations (that are also mults for me).

Never tried the Top Band and enjoyed a lot with a poor antenna.

The rig:
YAESU FT1000MP-MKV
PA 500W
VERTICAL GP

Hope to be on air soon in this year.

Best 73 from Capri Island de Costy IC8TEM

PS: YOU CAN FIND MY INFORMATION ON QRZ.COM
 
9M2CCO   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   530,1592008-04-02 10:47:19
Rig: ICOM IC-756 PRO III, 400 Watts into 5 band Spiderbeam (3-Elements on
20M/15M, 4-Elements on 10M and 2-Elements on 17/12M) approximately 40 feet
high.

Interesting and the greatest contest that I have participated so far. Other
commitments did not permit a longer operating period, but nevertheless I was
satisfied with the result. Very surprisingly, 15M opened up to 0300 Local and
I managed to work many new DXCCs from South America. 10M was also opened, with
JAs, and a few other stations coming in 59. 20M managed to create a huge EU
pile up, and was opened later than usual too. 40M was bad though - something
that I really must improve on. I should not have moved the antenna before the
contest. Although this gave me 6 points but the slow run rate and local noise
which made hearing even JA stations difficult did not justify it.

Unfortunately, unknowing to me, the Spiderbeam was off by nearly 20 degrees!
This made it difficult to listen to QRP stations - my apologies for having to
turn down many QRP stations as I simply could not hear them. I even had
problems listening to QRP JA stations, something that a turn of the beam to JA
will usually do the trick.

Thank you for such a great and interesting contest. Good DX and Happy
Contesting :-)
 
YT9X   M/2 HP   10,871,4722008-04-02 11:12:13
73`s
Milan YU1ZZ
 
N4VA   SO(A)AB(TS) LP   15,6002008-04-02 11:25:13
Never enough time to do all the things that need to be done, especially
contesting and DXing. A few points for the club...

Single Op, All Band, Low Power, Assisted, and Tribander/Wires.

73,
Larry Vogt, N4VA
 
ZPØR(ZP5AZL)   SOAB LP   7,241,3602008-04-02 12:27:23
Another fun contest, very low start friday evening, compare last year, but
saturday was a perfect day with no noise and nice opening on 15 to EU and USA,

10 meter is not good yet for ZP i can hear LU´s working station and here
nothing..
Sunday was terrible, because a strange noise invade my station all
day..RRRRRRRRRR S9 all day so only stronger signal i can pick up..sorry to
thouse call me and i can get.
Congratulations to TED (HI3T) for a fine score..

Seee you all in next contest
TOM
ZP5AZl // ZP0R

Antennas
5/5/5 for 15
4 el for 20
2 el for 40
stack of two TH6 also for 10/15/20
Rigs: Icom 756 and Icom 765.
 
S59KW   SOAB(TS) LP   1,374,5742008-04-02 14:25:56
FT1000MP
X7, INV V for 40&80m
WT 3.19.0
 
YU3A(YT2RX)   SOSB80 LP   670,1362008-04-02 14:57:56
73 Dusan, YT2RX
 
W8CAM   SOAB HP   31,3202008-04-02 16:01:22
I should of had more contacts in the time I spent. Guess I need a better
antenna. I will be back again.
Cart
 
K4WP   SOAB HP   76,5382008-04-02 16:16:23
Looking forward to next year!! 73 Bill K4WP
 
GM7V(GM3WOJ)   SOAB HP   3,530,4602008-04-03 01:02:14
Arrived back from ZS5 exactly 24 hrs before start of this contest - however that
fits the GM7V team motto 'ensure all operators are mentally and physically
exhausted before start of contest' Conditions fairly good here - some
interesting DX callers e.g. CE0Z etc..

Should have a 160m antenna for the CW leg, but 160m is not really much use in
this contest anyway if other bands are good. Congrats to Andy M6T and ohers for
great scores - scores rise exponentially in this contest and GM7V never quite
got onto the steeply-rising part of the curve.

Disappointing to hear some stations (e.g. ZD7X, DP9Z) asking to be spotted on
the DX Cluster - when I checked back 10 minutes later, ZD7X had made 50 more
QSOs.

Pse QSL GM7V via Linda M0CMK - all GM7V logs are on LoTW.

73 Chris GM3WOJ/ZL1CT
www.qsl.net/gm3woj
 
9G5ZS   SOAB LP   20,4612008-04-03 08:39:00
Cracking the QRM into EU & US difficult.Conditions not ideal but tried to get
few points. Need a linear next time HI. Thanks to all the nice and well
disiplined operators. See you next time.
de Emil 9G5ZS
 
VE3RM   M/2 HP   8,437,8652008-04-03 11:22:17
Equipment Description:
Yaesu FT-2000 & FT-1000MP, Kenwood TS-940, H-B Amplifier 1KW, ALpha 87A, 2
SIXPACK BOXes, 2 Filter ICE 419

PC: 2 Pentium 1 233 MHz-128 MB RAM with CT V10 (DOS) and 2 DVK K1EA.

Antennas: Bencher Skyhawk @ 24 meter (fixed to EU), TH5 @ 18 meter, 402CD @ 22
meter, Inverted V in 160, 80 y 40 metros, T vertical for 160.

Comments:

This operation was operated as M2 but we won't plan to enter in a real
competition, our target was to show to the new contesters how is running two
band at the same time in a big contest; we haven't got a big score, but we
achieve our target of getting new people in contest.

The propagation wasn't very good and lot of noises in the bands, the first day
with very few EU in the log, but second day we have a great openning with EU,
VK & ZL in 40, EU & JA in 20. Very few EU in 15 meter, all worked via
back-scatter.

For the first time at VE3RM we had 2 YL operators (LW8EXF + VA3YOJ) at both
microphones at same time, our rates were increases in both bands indeed, with
very friendly and organized pile-ups :-). As the YLs were in the radios, the OM
take care of the food, by the way, we had pizza delivery, left-overs, Tim
Hortons' coffe and McDonalds breakfast during the weekend.

We have Doug (13 y.o boy waiting for his call) operating for the first in a big
contest, he got hooked and planning to return for more fun in next contest.

Very few problems this time: The rotor in our main antenna was stuck to EU. We
couldn't get working the CAT control on the FT-2000 with our CT software,
therefore, we couldn't use this radio during the contest. (if someone could
give us some help with this issue, we will be very appreciated).

Lots of LUs and PYs worked on the bands, the two biggest contest groups in SA
(Araucaria and LUCG) are doing a great job getting people in the contest
field.

THANKS again to Don VE3RM for his host, his teaching and his help.

See all of you in the Ontario QSO Party later this Month.

73, Claudio VE3AP-VE2DWA-LU7DW
 
G3WW/M   SOSB20 LP   4682008-04-03 11:23:28
Used a 100 mile car journey to give away one or two points.

IC-7000

20 Watts

8' whip

G3WW/M
 
EA1EEY   M/S HP   6,788,5402008-04-03 14:19:59
It's been great come back to the competition!.
 
NC4KW(N1LN)   SO(A)AB HP   139,5282008-04-03 15:15:59
I didn't have time to really get serious so just stopped by the radio now and
then to give out a few S/P Qs. Very interesting skew path to EU on 15, but
only about 10 EU Qs there. Hope conditions continue to improve.

73,
Bruce - N1LN
(aka: NC4KW)
 
VA7BEC   SOAB LP   226,8422008-04-03 17:19:42
Thanks to all the station operators who picked up my signal, though weak, out of
the QRM and stuck with me to get my call and exchange. Much appreciated. Catch
you later es 73.
 
KH7/KO7X(@KD4ML)   SOAB LP   9,9542008-04-03 19:34:57
Just a few QSOs while on vacation.
 
D44AC   M/S HP   9,428,7492008-04-03 23:33:47
Started as a M/S effort with D4C callsign, the visit of Murphy has destroyed our
plans ... First of all Santos CT1DVV was sick the days before the contest and
has returned urgently to Portugal, now his is in good shape, we missed you ! A
lot of antenna works has been done installing 11 antennas for all band, but the
contest weekend was the windest days of the last 3 months and we lost after 4
hours of Contest our low band temporary wire antennas, so the contest was out.
Bit disapponted we decided to get only some fun, so a single ops 15m effort was
done, just to squeeze the band from this new QTH with the new antennas. Both
logs ( D4C 4 hours ) and D44AC 15m multiop will be sended as control log.
Hope next time to have more stronger antennas and a sunshine weekend. In the
next days more pictures and video will be uploaded at www.d4c.cc
Thank's to everyone called us

73 de Fabio I4UFH
 
S56G   SOAB(TS) LP   33,5172008-04-04 00:15:28
It was nice to hear upper bands populated after a while. I found
yesterday that PA1WLB even spotted me on cluster after our 10m qso.
I did mostly S&P and I was very surprised that I managed to get
through pile-ups with two or three calls max. I put the fieldday style slooper
for 40m on Sunday morning and had some fun there too. The other antenna was
FishingRod tribander designed by S55M (see
http://www.s55m.com/teh/images/GP.jpg). Major
"research&developement" task in this contest was eliminating spurious
whistles from computers and wired LAN. I resolved successfully the
problem of blocking N1MM logger due to RF entry over USB CAT
adapter. Ole ic746 without filters did a decent work in a few runs on
40m.
It time to plan a better effort for WPX 2009 ... may sunspots be with
us all.

73 de tom*/s56g
 
YB2ECG   SOAB LP   400,2002008-04-04 00:53:36
Nice contesting and finally could break my own records.
Kenwood TS450S, 100Watts, Tribander TH3MK-IV, and rotary dipole 80/40m.
Logger N1MM.
 
YL1S(YL1ZF)   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   2,010,8502008-04-04 07:56:56
Too many unplanned off hours (tea, pill and throat wash hours, hi) due to sore
throat I did get putting up antenna in blizzard few days before the contest.

CU WPX CW
Kas YL1ZF
 
DL2AA   SOAB HP   1,357,7312008-04-04 08:48:21
I wanted to enjoy the station setup but was not motivated enough to do the
entire 36 hours. Instead I decided to get as much sleep as possible and picked
those hours that suited me best for operating. That way I could still share the
meals with the family and play radio. Everybody was happy!

Condx were not great at all. I spent S&P most of the time. To find a good spot
to run was almost impossible. Especially on 20m. On 40m it worked but the
expected US run would just never happen. I think there are not more than six or
seven JA's in the log. I disregarded 80 too much and therefore missed too many
easy mults.

Highlights:
- KH7B and NH6P with decent signals on 20 at 1830z on Sunday.
- F5xxx starting to call CQ on my 40m frequency asking for stations who are not
in the contest. He was gone after five minutes. Goog god...
- G3PYI reminding me on 40 that I am transmitting on USB instead of LSB. I was
thankful for the hint but noticed that the time was ripe for a nap (tnx OM).
- The power supply that is providing most of the station equipment with power
ended in smoke. At least I found a solution to feed the Six Pack and the Stack
match with power and could then finish the last hours of the contest.

See you in WPX CW

Maik
 
CN2BC(DL7BC)   SOAB(TS) LP   4,800,6982008-04-04 08:57:49
RIG: IC 7000 (100W) 5-ele-Tribander + Sloper
 
DJ8OG(@DJ6QT)   M/S HP   5,301,9302008-04-04 08:59:26
We had some trouble thru storm Emma some weeks ago and could use the big tower.
Hopefully it will be fixed in the next few weeks to have some good low band
antennas again.

Thanks for all the calls thru the big QRM :-),
Vy73 de Matt DJ8OG, and Walt DJ6QT
 
VE7XF   SOAB HP   104,5282008-04-04 09:53:36
A part time operation.
Aced out on the low bands again by a noisy lighting system next door
(12v switching p/s for halogen kitchen lighting).
Condx unsurprising, nice to hear VK/ZL again, but fewer JA.
Hoping for better condx for CW.

rp
 
PT5A(W6NV)   SOSB20 HP   7,239,6202008-04-04 11:22:25
Thanks to PP5JR for the fine station, the ZX5J Team for support, and Araucaria
DX Group for the many friendships. The score is preliminary.
 
S566D(S57DX)   SOAB HP   5,085,6432008-04-04 13:11:09
THANKS TO S59DKR WHO LOAN ME A SPECIAL CALL SIGN. ANYWAY IT WAS A HARD JOB!
NEVER AGAIN WITH SPECIAL CALL SIGN FOR SURE! NOBODY UNDERSTAND MY THREE NUMBER
CALL SIGN. S&P WAS NIGHTMARE. AVERAGE REPETITION WAS 3-5 TIMES! ONLY TOP CLASS
OPERATORS COPY WITHOUT PROBLEMS.
ALSO HAVE SOME LESSON FROM 9A STATION WHY I AM USING THAT KIND OF STUPID CALL
SIGN??? BUT HEY, IT'S WPX CONTEST!!!??? WPX CONTEST'S IS FOR "STUPID" CALL
SIGN'S! AND I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE...
CONDITIONS WAS NOT GOOD. ALSO HAVE SOME PROBLEMS WITH LOCAL THUNDERSTORM
SATURDAY LATE AFTERNOON. I MUST SWITCH OFF FOR AN HOUR BECAUSE OF LIGHTNING.

73 de SLAVKO S566D (S57DX)
SEE YOU ALL IN NEXT WPX WITH REGULAR CALL!

QSL VIA S59DKR (QRZ.COM)
 
LR2F   M/S HP   13,988,5022008-04-04 13:18:06
Manu LU9ESD, here. A special thanks to Bob LU2FA for including me on the team,
this is was my first WPX in a M/S. I have fun, really!...

160 meters was closed.
On 80 and 40 have much QRM and QRN, due to the storm in the zone, all the
weekend. Against which all we thought 20 and 10 meters were closed, opposite
thing to which happened in the previous days.
15 was the more stable one, opened at any moment and with very strong signals.

Luckily we have obtained a good number of multipliers, beyond of have some
problems: A power supply and two TS-850S have died.
We wasted long time because the line tension was very high. Sunday in the
morning was on 270 Volts, against 220 of the normal thing.

Anyway, we have amused, doing what as much we like.

See you in the next contest!.

Manu LU9ESD.

------------------

LR2F info:

Station 1:
Yaesu FT-920, Kenwood TL-922.

Station 2:
Kenwood TS-850S, Drake L4B.

Antennas:

160: Inverted V and two Beverages (300 mtr. long) looking NA and EU.
80: Vertical 1/4.
40: 2 Elements Yagui, on a 27 mtr tower with rotor.
20: 4 Elements Yagui, on a 15 mtr tower with rotor.
15: 5 Elements Yagui, on a 21 mtr tower with rotor.
10: 4/4 elements yagui, one at 10 and the other one at 15 mtr up, putting on
the same tower with the same rotor.

Nice setup, in means of the field, far from the noises.
 
LT1F   M/M HP   23,600,2192008-04-04 14:00:31
Rigs:
10 mts FT920 (LW9EOC)
15 mts IC775 (LU1FKR)
20 mts FT1000MP w/Roofing Filters (LW4EU)
40 mts IC 775 w/Roofing Filters (LU4DX)
80 mts IC 765 (LU1FKR)

AMPS
10 Mts Alpha 78A (LW4EU) @ 800 W
15 Mts Alpha 374 (LW9EOC) @ 1200 W
20 Mts Acom 2000 A (LW4EU) @ 1.5 KW
40 Mts Ameritron AL-1200 (LU4DX) @ 1.5 KW
80 Mts Drake L4B (LU1FKR) @ 800 W


Antennas.
10 mts 6 + 6 not in stack.
15 mts 6/6 Either upper, lower, or stack.
20 mts 5 el + 4 el + Log Periodic not in stack.
4 mts 3 El JVP
8 mts 2 el Delta Loop aimed at USA

RX ant 600 ft Bev. Straight North.

5 networked Note books (networked after 17 UTC on Saturday)


Back ups

1 NoteBook.
1 TL 922 linear Amp.

Ops: LU1AEE, LU1FAM, LU1FKR, LU4DX, LW4EU, LW9EOC.


Highs:

The team. All operators spent really long hours sitting even with bands almost
dead, calling CQ. The friendship among
team members is somenthing that goes beyond what you can imagine. We are
FRIENDS.

Lows:

Luc, not being able to attend till 21 UTC on Saturday.
LU8ADX not able to attend at all. We really missed one op more on 20.
S9+20 Noise during five key hours Saturday morning prevented us from getting
the most out of the installations while 15
was openning to EU and 20 and 40 were crowded of low signal JAs. A further
research on the noise source made us conclude
that is was being originated in some kind of sodium gas LAMP somewhere near the
Shack. We were not able to locate the
source, but we'll work on it.
QRN was an issue as allways during somertime here.


Already draw a maintenance plan to renew coax lines and other stuff.

Thanks to everyone who gave us a call. Apologies to all those we could'n hear
throug the high QRM Sat and Sun mornings.

Thanks in advance to LW4EU who handed out some 50 silver-Teflon PL259
connectors for us to replace an repair feedlines
We'll start maintenance during mid April.
 
AM7M(EC7ANC)   SOSB40 HP   865,1522008-04-04 14:17:14
Couldn't work on Sunday but it was funny. cu in the next on
 
OH2K(OH2LZC)   SOSB20 HP   1,006,8302008-04-05 04:44:43
Decided to spend the weekend in the noise... radio conditions were poor - as
expected. 4-el monoband yagi 25mh, 1000W, FT-1000D in use in our radio club.
20m singleband, single operator.

Mr. Aurora, the frequent attenuator of northern ham shacks was strongly present
during the whole contest time. A pity, because sunspot numbers were high for a
change. I got a few hours of pileup fun, most of the time I was rolling the vfo
looking for stations that are not dupes. The afternoon hours were very noisy
with +20db basic noise and stations every 100 Hz... I felt like a qrp attic
antenna station then.

After sunset as the skip got longer operating 20 meters was more pleasant for
the ears as europe was basically inaudible.

In summary, mostly Europe - some Asia - very little Oceania - no Africa - big
guns from North America, small pistols from South America.

Niko
OH2LZC (operated as OH2K)
 
LP1H(LU5HM)   SO(A)AB HP   7,676,1532008-04-05 09:14:45
Thank a lot from de all HAM station whit comunicated for me, see their later in
the next Contest !!!

LP1H QSL VIA ONLY EA5KB

73, RAMON, LU5HM (LP1H IN TEST)
 
G3TXF   SOAB HP   150,2522008-04-05 10:23:07
Joined in for the last four hours only, mostly on 80m.

73 - Nigel G3TXF
 
G4MKP   SOAB HP   106,8942008-04-05 10:32:31
FT2000 + UK Amp at 400W most bands
N1MM Logger (thanks to Tom, so easy to use)
160m - Random wire
80m - Inverted L
40m-10m - Homebrew Windom
20m - Homebrew 1/4 wave vertical

About 10 hours operation in G4. Flew to 5B4 on the Sunday on business but
forgot antenna centre and power lead for ham radio! Yeah I know, what a waste
but hey, the weather was warm and the Keo beer was cold - perfect combination.
Conditions:
- USA/Canada; unusually poor for me across the bands.
- S America; made a good few S American Qs.
- Far East; Plenty heard but unable to break the pile-ups.
- Oceania; Nothing heard except for a squeak from VK6.
- Africa; ok but huge pile-ups.
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 5; never never never never never again.

Was it lack of filters/headphones/brain that made it so difficult for some
operators? Bring on the cw leg I say.

Cheers and thanks for the Qs,

Terry
G4MKP
 
AM3SSB   M/2 HP   9,881,4542008-04-05 13:31:46
Look the number of QSO's it's the same of this list's name, amazing :-)).

Our first time as M/2, and was fun but the simultanously RUN was less than
expected mainly due to propagation conditions. Bad conditions in 10m and 15m,
keeping the focus in 20m and 40m.

73'S
 
8P1A(W2SC)   SOAB HP   21,290,7162008-04-05 14:33:48
Absolutely brutal first 8 hours. High bands were good on Saturday afternoon.
40 was outstanding on Saturday night and I wished I took off more time the
night before. The lowbands made the difference.

Slightly higher score than my claimed score in 2006, which was a North American
record. Unfortunately, in the interim, log checking has surely improved more
than my accuracy.

Not sure about achieving a "three-peat," but still a fun event.

QSL via LOTW and NN1N

73, Tom W2SC
 
I2WIJ(@IQ2MI)   SOAB HP   2,367,1572008-04-05 16:12:18
Quite disappointed about my final score. I hoped to reach at least
2000 qso and 4 Million points.
Terrible 20m where everybody was there.
Our club station need urgent maintenance, 40m antenna does not work
like some time ago; IC765 radio is becoming older and older and
selectivity is quite less than adequate for today 20m crowded band.
It was frustrating to hear people telling me: "great signal", "good frequency"
and nobody was replying to my CQs!!
Cu next one!
 
W6NOW   SOAB LP   17,9352008-04-05 21:24:15
Band QSOs QSO points Prefix
40m: 28 50 20
20m: 42 69 35
15m: 36 91 29
10m: 1 1 1
Totals: 107 211 85
Score: 17,935
Time: 3.0 hrs

I had a great time, given the fact that i have my Mark-V in the shop for
repairs and did not have any computer connection into ft-990 backup rig. Worked
17 new countries on 20/40m. Best time during the contest: 6Y1V made my day when
he got my call and stopped for a few seconds to say hi - thanks John.
Best contest moment: QSO with VR2C.
 
WY8DX(K8GT)   SOAB LP   18,2452008-04-05 21:57:00
Maiden voyage for new club call. Felt like I was yelling into a brick wall.
C'mon sunspots!
 
FY5FY   SOAB LP   9,575,4122008-04-06 05:10:45
Good conditions on 40, operating around 7200 with success, even with the
europeans. Operating without QSX is possible and this band is more easy now.

Strong QSB on 15 and no signals on 10.

Thanks for all and each QSO / pfx, it seams to form a final good result in LP.

73's Didier / FY5FY
 
N4QV   SOSB40 HP   531,3922008-04-06 08:46:12
Rig: Kenwood TS-940SAT, Alpha78, Inverted V @ 70 Feet

Conditions were better than during ARRL Phone.

40 meter phone has never been my favorite because of the broadcasts and the
split band. I need a dual receive radio! I figured that others might hate it
as well, which might lower the competition and would increase my chances.

It was fun running Europeans Sunday AM. Had many calling that I could not hear
well. Need that Beam!

Well, it WAS fun, until the neighbors were banging on the door, explaining in
Spanish, that I was getting into their new "Home Theatre in a Box!" I went to
look at it. It was a "Made in China" "White Van" product that wasn't FCC Type
accepted. Try as I could, I could not get it accross, that the problem was in
their unit, since my system is much closer to the antenna, and had no
problems!

I shut down the amp and went to S&P. I felt that I could have gone well over a
million points without the intteruption and could have made a full time effort.

Interesting moment: At 18 minutes into the contest I work, NJ4M (K1TO), our
fearless leader and he gives me a serial# of 070! I was at 013 and NQ4I gave me
047 next! Whew! Guess I should not have been wasting time S&Ping Europeans!
They were too busy working each other.

All said and done, it was fun! I will have the RFI problem licked before the
next one!

Randy
N4QV
 
ES9ØC(@ES5TV)   M/2 HP   14,284,5242008-04-06 10:15:42
A lot of problems in the beginning this time. Band decoders burned down due to a
short circuit and some other unexpected failures so first 10 hours was heavy
soldering and not very efficient operating. Anyhow, interesting contest despite
non-existant propagation. Almost no NA on any other bands then 20m. We can only
imagine the amount of ES9CS, ES9ZS and similar calls in other logs, it was not
easy:) Still, such a call helps as the QSO count shows!:)

No stations ever heard on 10m and 15m was open mostly only to Asia. Funny
moment was being spotted on 80m as ES9OC at the end of the contest. That
brought immidiate big gun pile up who refused to listen to the actual callsign
and demanded QSO. Obviously they did not notice having O insted of 0 on their
callsign field. So I had no other choice as to work following dupes: DL0BRI,
S52AW, OL7R, HA1YI, YO5PEZ, EE2W, SV1EBV, TC3EC, SX3Z, DL0WW and some others.

Congratulations to 9A7A who are in different world from us:) We are happy to
exceed UU7J score and sorry to hear about their problems. Any other M/2 scores
coming up? Let's try again in WPX CW and hope for better propagation then!

Find our continents, rate sheet and prefixes below.

73
Tonno
ES5TV

ES90C
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

! Hr ! 160 ! 80 ! 40 ! 20 ! 15 ! 10 !Total !
! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
----------------------------------------------------
! 00 ! ! 102 ! 25 ! ! ! ! 127 !
! 01 ! 11 ! 68 ! 37 ! ! ! ! 116 !
! 02 ! 57 ! 78 ! 13 ! ! ! ! 148 !
! 03 ! 36 ! 37 ! 10 ! ! ! ! 83 !
! 04 ! 5 ! 31 ! 80 ! 9 ! ! ! 125 !
! 05 ! ! 9 ! 45 ! 78 ! ! ! 132 !
! 06 ! ! 27 ! 55 ! 64 ! ! ! 146 !
! 07 ! ! 3 ! 43 ! 134 ! ! ! 180 !
! 08 ! ! ! 39 ! 131 ! 6 ! ! 176 !
! 09 ! ! ! 33 ! 110 ! 24 ! ! 167 !
! 10 ! ! ! 15 ! 93 ! 12 ! ! 120 !
! 11 ! ! ! 9 ! 100 ! 21 ! ! 130 !
! 12 ! ! ! 8 ! 111 ! 15 ! ! 134 !
! 13 ! ! ! 12 ! 70 ! 8 ! ! 90 !
! 14 ! ! ! 40 ! 51 ! 12 ! ! 103 !
! 15 ! ! ! 50 ! 62 ! 9 ! ! 121 !
! 16 ! ! 9 ! 42 ! 71 ! 2 ! ! 124 !
! 17 ! ! 9 ! 45 ! 71 ! 1 ! ! 126 !
! 18 ! ! 9 ! 50 ! 48 ! ! ! 107 !
! 19 ! ! 15 ! 84 ! 77 ! ! ! 176 !
! 20 ! ! 32 ! 104 ! 16 ! ! ! 152 !
! 21 ! ! 42 ! 84 ! 12 ! ! ! 138 !
! 22 ! 10 ! 25 ! 75 ! ! ! ! 110 !
! 23 ! 9 ! 28 ! 42 ! ! ! ! 79 !
! 00 ! 29 ! 19 ! 15 ! ! ! ! 63 !
! 01 ! 52 ! 23 ! 3 ! ! ! ! 78 !
! 02 ! 35 ! 26 ! 3 ! ! ! ! 64 !
! 03 ! 16 ! 28 ! 3 ! 4 ! ! ! 51 !
! 04 ! 16 ! 6 ! 38 ! 24 ! ! ! 84 !
! 05 ! ! 5 ! 48 ! 22 ! 11 ! ! 86 !
! 06 ! ! ! 57 ! 60 ! 6 ! ! 123 !
! 07 ! ! ! 58 ! 83 ! 10 ! ! 151 !
! 08 ! ! ! 56 ! 93 ! 13 ! ! 162 !
! 09 ! ! ! 34 ! 111 ! 4 ! ! 149 !
! 10 ! ! ! 30 ! 88 ! 5 ! ! 123 !
! 11 ! ! ! 27 ! 64 ! 3 ! ! 94 !
! 12 ! ! ! 30 ! 114 ! 2 ! ! 146 !
! 13 ! ! ! 27 ! 73 ! 1 ! ! 101 !
! 14 ! ! ! 27 ! 49 ! 1 ! ! 77 !
! 15 ! ! 4 ! 31 ! 57 ! ! ! 92 !
! 16 ! ! 6 ! 24 ! 66 ! ! ! 96 !
! 17 ! ! 20 ! 38 ! 33 ! ! ! 91 !
! 18 ! ! 72 ! 46 ! 10 ! ! ! 128 !
! 19 ! 2 ! 55 ! 43 ! 15 ! ! ! 115 !
! 20 ! 4 ! 77 ! 70 ! 6 ! ! ! 157 !
! 21 ! 10 ! 47 ! 31 ! ! ! ! 88 !
! 22 ! 16 ! 42 ! 10 ! 3 ! ! ! 71 !
! 23 ! 38 ! 47 ! ! 5 ! ! ! 90 !
----------------------------------------------------
! ! 346 ! 1001 !1789 ! 2288 ! 166 ! ! 5590 !


ES90C - Continents
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes)

! Band ! EU ! NA ! SA ! AF ! AS ! OC !
--------------------------------------------------------------
! 160 ! 96.3% ! 0.6% ! ! 0.3% ! 2.9% ! !
! 80 ! 93.1% ! 0.3% ! 0.9% ! 0.9% ! 4.6% ! 0.2% !
! 40 ! 87.9% ! 0.8% ! 2.2% ! 0.8% ! 7.2% ! 1.1% !
! 20 ! 57.3% ! 15.7% ! 2.2% ! 1.7% ! 19.4% ! 3.6% !
! 15 ! 36.7% ! ! 18.7% ! 13.9% ! 17.5% ! 13.3% !
! 10 ! ! ! ! ! ! !
--------------------------------------------------------------


Worked prefixes

2E0 2E1
2I0
2J0
2W0
3A0 3A2
3V8
3W9
3Z10
4D75
4J7
4K8 4K9
4L0 4L2
4O3 4O7 4O8
4X6
4Z4 4Z5
5B4
5C5
5D5
5P1
5Q2
5T5
6K2
6M0
6Y1
7J1 7J4
7K3 7K4
7M1
7P8
7S0
7Z1
8F4
8P1
8R1
8S5
9A1 9A2 9A3 9A4 9A5
9A50
9A6
9A60
9A7 9A8
9G5
9H1
9K2
9M2 9M6 9M8
9Q1
9V1
9Y4
A41
A52
A62
A73
A92
AA0 AA1 AA3 AA6
AB2 AB3 AB8
AC0 AC9
AD4 AD7
AH0 AH2
AJ9
AK1
AM0 AM1 AM3 AM4 AM5 AM7
AN1 AN2 AN7
AO1 AO2 AO3 AO5 AO7 AO8
AY8
B1 B4 B7
BA4 BA5 BA7
BD1 BD3 BD4 BD7
BG3 BG4 BG5 BG6 BG7
BP0
BU2
BV0 BV4
BX4 BX5
BY1 BY6 BY7
C4
C91
CE4
CN2 CN8
CO6
CQ3
CQ95
CS2
CT0 CT1 CT6 CT7 CT8 CT9
CU1 CU3
CX8 CX9
D2 D4
D44
DA0 DA6
DB1 DB2 DB4 DB5 DB7 DB8 DB9
DC2 DC3 DC4 DC6 DC7 DC9
DD0 DD5 DD6 DD7 DD8 DD9
DF0 DF1 DF2 DF3 DF4 DF5 DF7 DF8 DF9
DG0 DG1 DG2 DG3 DG4 DG5 DG6 DG7 DG8 DG9
DH0 DH1 DH2 DH3 DH4 DH5 DH6 DH7 DH8 DH9
DJ0 DJ1 DJ2 DJ3 DJ4 DJ5 DJ6 DJ7 DJ8 DJ9
DK0 DK1 DK2 DK3 DK4 DK5 DK6 DK7 DK8 DK9
DL0 DL1 DL2 DL3 DL4 DL5 DL6 DL7
DL75
DL8 DL9
DM1 DM2 DM3 DM5 DM6 DM7
DN2
DO1 DO2 DO3 DO4 DO5 DO6 DO7 DO9
DP4 DP5
DP50
DP9
DQ2008
DQ5 DQ8
DR0 DR1 DR2 DR4
DS4 DS5
DU1
DV1
DX1
E21
E72 E73 E74 E77
EA1 EA2 EA3 EA4 EA5 EA6 EA7 EA8 EA9
EB1 EB2 EB3 EB5 EB6 EB7
EC1 EC2 EC3 EC5 EC6 EC7 EC8
ED8
EE2 EE3 EE7
EF1 EF5
EG5
EH5 EH6 EH7 EH8
EI0 EI2 EI3 EI4 EI5 EI6 EI7 EI8 EI9
EK0 EK3 EK6
EO3
ER0 ER1 ER2 ER3 ER4 ER5
ES0 ES1 ES2 ES3 ES4 ES5 ES6 ES7 ES8 ES9
ES90
EU1
EV1 EV6
EW2 EW4 EW6 EW7 EW8
EX2 EX7 EX8
EY2 EY8
F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F8 F9
FG0
FT5
FY1 FY5
G0 G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8
GB90
GI0 GI3 GI4 GI7 GI8
GJ6
GM0 GM1 GM3 GM4 GM7
GW3 GW4 GW6 GW7 GW8
H2
H22
HA0 HA1 HA2 HA3 HA5 HA6 HA7 HA8
HA800
HB0
HB10
HB3 HB9
HC1
HD2
HG1
HG1848
HG3 HG4 HG8
HG80
HH4
HI3
HK1 HK3
HL0 HL2 HL5
HR2
HS0 HS1 HS8
HZ1
I0 I1 I2 I3 I4 I5 I6 I8
IC8
II0 II1
IK0 IK1 IK2 IK3 IK4 IK5 IK6 IK7 IK8
IM0
IN3
IO1 IO2 IO3 IO5 IO6
IQ2 IQ3 IQ5 IQ6 IQ8
IR2 IR4 IR5 IR6 IR9
IS0
IT9
IU2 IU3 IU9
IV3
IW0 IW1 IW2 IW3 IW4 IW5 IW6 IW7 IW8 IW9
IZ0 IZ1
IZ19
IZ2 IZ3 IZ4 IZ5 IZ6 IZ7 IZ8
J28
J42 J43
JA0 JA1 JA2 JA3 JA4 JA5 JA6 JA7 JA8 JA9
JE1 JE4 JE6 JE9
JF1 JF2 JF3 JF8
JG1 JG2 JG3
JH0 JH1 JH2 JH3 JH4 JH5 JH6 JH7 JH8 JH9
JI1 JI2 JI3
JJ1 JJ2
JL3 JL7
JM4
JN1
JO1 JO3 JO7
JP1
JQ1
JR0 JR1 JR2 JR3 JR4 JR5 JR6 JR7 JR9
JS3 JS6
JT1
K0 K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9
KA1 KA3 KA9
KB1 KB3 KB9
KC0 KC1 KC3 KC9
KD4
KE2
KF2
KG2 KG4
KI1 KI3 KI4 KI7
KJ4
KK1
KL5 KL8
KN1
KP2 KP4
KQ2 KQ3
KR4 KR5
KS1 KS4 KS9
KT4 KT5 KT6
KU2 KU8
KV0
KZ1
L50
LA1 LA2 LA3 LA4 LA5 LA6 LA7 LA8 LA9
LN1 LN3 LN8 LN9
LP1
LR1 LR2
LS2
LT1
LU1 LU3 LU4 LU6 LU7 LU8 LU9
LX1 LX7
LY1 LY2 LY3 LY4 LY7 LY8 LY9
LZ1
LZ130
LZ2 LZ4 LZ5 LZ8 LZ9
M0 M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M8
MD0 MD9
MI0
MM0 MM3
MU0 MU3
MW0 MW3 MW5 MW9
MX0 MX1
N0 N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 N7 N8 N9
NA1
NC1 NC4
ND1
NE0 NE1 NE7
NF4 NF6 NF9
NG3
NH0
NJ4
NK9
NM1 NM4
NN1 NN5
NO4
NP3
NQ2 NQ4
NR1 NR6 NR7
NT0 NT8
NU1
NX5 NX7 NX9
NZ1
OE0 OE1 OE2 OE3 OE4 OE5 OE6 OE7 OE9
OG0 OG5 OG6 OG7 OG8
OH0 OH1 OH2 OH3 OH4 OH5 OH6 OH8
OK1 OK2 OK4 OK5 OK6 OK7 OK9
OL1 OL2 OL3 OL5 OL6 OL7 OL9
OM1 OM3 OM4 OM5 OM6 OM7 OM8
ON3 ON4 ON5 ON6 ON7 ON8
OO2 OO4 OO5 OO6 OO7
OP2 OP4 OP7
OQ4 OQ5
OR5
OS0
OT2 OT5 OT7
OY9
OZ0 OZ1 OZ2 OZ3 OZ4 OZ5 OZ6 OZ7 OZ8
P33
P40 P49
PA0 PA1 PA2 PA3 PA4 PA5 PA6 PA7 PA8 PA9
PB2
PC2
PD0 PD1 PD2 PD3 PD4 PD5 PD7 PD9
PE0 PE1 PE2 PE4
PF9
PG1 PG2 PG6 PG7
PH0 PH2 PH7
PI4
PJ2
PP1 PP5 PP8
PR1 PR5 PR7
PS2 PS5
PT5 PT7
PV2 PV8
PW2
PX2
PY1 PY2 PY3 PY4 PY5 PY6 PY7
R3
R35
R9
RA0 RA1 RA2 RA3 RA4 RA6 RA9
RD3 RD4
RG3 RG9
RK0 RK2 RK3 RK4 RK6 RK9
RL3 RL9
RM3 RM9
RN1 RN2 RN3 RN4 RN9
RO9
RQ9
RS3
RT4 RT9
RU0 RU3 RU4 RU6 RU9
RV0 RV1 RV3 RV4 RV6 RV9
RW0 RW1 RW3 RW4 RW6 RW9
RX0 RX3 RX4 RX9
RY4
RZ0 RZ1 RZ3 RZ4 RZ6 RZ9
S21
S50 S51 S52 S53 S54 S55 S56
S566
S57 S58 S59
SA0 SA6 SA7
SB6
SD3
SE2 SE5 SE6
SF3 SF6
SI0 SI3 SI9
SK7
SM0 SM2 SM3 SM4 SM5
SM50
SM6 SM7
SN1 SN2 SN3 SN5 SN6 SN7
SN75
SN9
SO1 SO2 SO6 SO8 SO9
SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4 SP5 SP6 SP7
SP75
SP8 SP9
SQ1 SQ2 SQ3 SQ5 SQ6 SQ7 SQ8 SQ9
ST2
SV1 SV2 SV3 SV7 SV9
SX1 SX3 SX5
SY8
SZ7
T77
T90 T92 T98
TA0 TA1 TA2 TA3
TB37
TC1 TC3 TC7
TF3 TF4
TI5
TM0 TM1 TM2 TM6 TM7
TO5 TO6
TU2
TZ6
U1 U3 U5
UA0 UA1 UA2 UA3 UA4 UA6 UA9
UC0
UK7
UN3 UN4 UN6 UN7 UN9
UO6
UO70
UP0 UP2 UP4 UP6 UP9
UQ70
UR0 UR1 UR3 UR4 UR5 UR6 UR7 UR8
US0 US1 US2 US3 US4 US5 US6 US7 US8
UT0 UT2 UT3 UT4 UT5 UT6 UT7 UT8
UU0 UU1 UU2 UU5 UU7
UV5 UV8
UW1 UW2 UW5 UW7 UW8
UX1 UX2 UX3 UX4 UX7 UX8
UY0 UY1 UY3 UY4 UY5 UY9
UZ1 UZ7 UZ8
V25
V51
V8
VA1 VA2 VA3 VA7
VB3
VE1 VE2 VE3 VE5 VE6 VE7 VE9
VK2 VK3 VK4 VK5 VK6 VK7 VK8 VK9
VO1
VP2 VP9
VQ58 VQ59
VR10
VR2
VU2 VU3
VY1
W0 W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9
WA0 WA1 WA2 WA3
WB1 WB4 WB8
WC1
WD0 WD4
WE2 WE3 WE9
WN8 WN9
WP2 WP3 WP4
WQ1 WQ7
WR3
WS9
WU3 WU4
WX3 WX5 WX6 WX7
WY3
WZ8
XE2
XR3 XR6
XU7
XV1
XW1
YB0 YB1 YB2 YB3 YB4 YB8 YB9
YC0 YC1 YC5 YC6
YE1 YE5
YF1
YI9
YJ8
YL1 YL2 YL3 YL4 YL5 YL6 YL7 YL8 YL9
YM0
YO2
YO22
YO3 YO4 YO5 YO6 YO7 YO8 YO9
YP2 YP8
YQ5 YQ6
YR1 YR2 YR8 YR9
YT0 YT1 YT2 YT3 YT5 YT6 YT7 YT8 YT9
YU0 YU1 YU2 YU3 YU5 YU7 YU8 YU9
YV1 YV4 YV5
YW4 YW5
Z32 Z33 Z35 Z36
ZD7
ZF1
ZL2 ZL3 ZL4 ZL6
ZM2 ZM4
ZP0
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ZS1 ZS2 ZS5 ZS6 ZS9
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S51CK   SO(A)SB80 HP   1,610,6442008-04-06 14:20:29
First WPX on 80m.

73
de s51ck -Ivo
 
SE5S   SOAB(TS) LP   121,4082008-04-06 14:22:37
Thanks for many new DXCC. Fun to make a more real effort in a contest even if I
mostly had some hours on sunday to use for radio activity. I was using the club
station at Uppsala Radio Club (SK5DB) with three element three band beam antenna
on 20m high tower for 10m(no QSO), 15m and 20m. Wire antennas for 80m and 40m
band.
Martin SE5S
 
CT7X   M/S LP   1,664,2602008-04-06 15:02:43
Mr Murphy made a couple of visits...
Not so much time to prepare our humble effort.
Not even a Linear Amplifier, we had, to compete on our category.
We assembled the station a few minutes b4 start. The TS2000 failed to receive a
couple of CQ's after, at least CT1ERK brought his TS50 as backup radio. We
assembled a G5RV during the first hour of contest to allow a running station
and a multi station on the lower bands. N1MM failed in the beginning, which
cost us a few Qs (and a couple of logged Qs).

We were just 3 ops so we couldn't manage a full 48h effort but we tried to
rest/sleep the less as possible.

The lack of filters made operation of the multiplier station a bit difficult.

Our goals were, at least 1k Qs or 1M Pts. We achieve them, so, at the end, we
were kind'a happy.

Setup:

Antennas: TH3JRS, Diammond Dipole, G5RV (small ver).
Radios: Icom 706 MKIIG, TS50.
Pwr: 100W (@ both radios)
PC: 2 Asus laptops + wired network
Log: N1MM

The TS50 didnt have CAT control, so basically we lost cat control from the main
radio right in the beginning :(

Well, after all, we did this for fun, we had it and we want more :)

Must thank:

.the AEP25 Scouts Group for their support (CT1FWS and the group)
.CT1EYN Costa, for being always available
 
CE4CT   SOAB HP   3,884,0752008-04-06 16:27:30
Condiciones muy duras para bandas bajas, los 15 metros fue la mejor banda con
una muy buena apertura con EU la mañana del Sábado, y los 10 metros aun sin
remontar, solo algunas aperturas esporádicas durante las tardes pero que no da
para mucho...

Felicitaciones a todos
73
CE4CT, Roberto
 
MDØCCE   SOAB HP   1,507,1142008-04-06 17:19:03
Started late as the tower was cranked down and tilted over for the winds at the
start of the contest. Lots of S&P and handing out mults, with a few runs for
fun.

It was my impression that this contest had more "friendly" operation than some
other recent contests. Many thanks to WU3A (BIG signal!) for stopping CQing
briefly to let me work KH7B under him on the same frequency - great stuff!

Congrats to M6T (G4PIQ) for a fantastic score from this part of the world.

See you in CW! 73, Bob

FTDX 9000, Quadra at 400w
SteppIR 4 element
Inverted Vees
 
KP2TM   M/S HP   14,479,6002008-04-06 17:42:28
FT-1000MP/Alpha 76PA, NA 10.66

Antennas:

2L 20/15/10 Quad
Cushcraft 40-2CD
80M AI1H dipole
No antenna for 160

You know you're in for a long weekend when after 15 minutes, you are on 40m.
We were hoping to get some use out of 20m at the start but it just didn't work
out. Hopefully we're at the bottom and on the way back up now.

Repairs were completed on the Cushcraft 40 before the contest. The lugs that
make up the feedpoint had both broken off. This was something I found last
November when I went down for SS SSB. I didn't feel comfortable fixing it by
myself in November, so the repair was left to this trip.

This year we experimented with a receive antenna for 40m. The antenna consists
of two 40m hamsticks phased to provide a null towards EU. This helped with the
EU broadcast QRM.

Unfortunately we had no receive antenna for 80m. There was a lot of noise on
80m all weekend, so we didn't spend much time there.

We heard some southern signals on 10m but not enough to make it worth spending
10 minutes on the band.

Despite the poor conditions and points rule penalty of the QTH, it's still a
good time.

Thanks for all the QSO's (QSL via AI4U).

73's

Tim, K9TM
Dave, K8CC
 
OH1RX   SOAB(TS) HP   1,495,8892008-04-06 22:20:24
I worked 6hrs less than 2007 to achieve about the same score. Condx were this
year really bad under the aurora belt. Thanks for Qs to all agn.
de Jouko OH1RX
 
OK7M(OK1DIG)   SO(A)SB40 HP   1,805,7602008-04-07 08:11:06
Awful conditions .....

73's Daniel OK7M ( OK1DIG )
 
KD2KW   SOAB LP   2,6002008-04-07 15:23:09
First attempt to get involved with this contest due to poor antenna situation.
 
K7ZS   SOAB HP   1,073,2612008-04-08 08:36:31
A half time effort, decided to go for 1 million point score, and did. But, sure
miss 15 and 10 meters! come on, sunspots!

73 Kevin K7ZS
 
PR7AA(@PR7AP)   M/S HP   6,024,3212008-04-08 18:19:08
Official Station of LABRE(PARAIBA SECTION), operating from Guarabira city.
 
S56P(@S57M)   M/S HP   4,447,0082008-04-09 01:56:37
Only one transmiter (no mult station) and fixed wire dipoles. Thanks for all
calls and CUL !

73 Boštjan S56P
 
CN2R(W7EJ)   SOSB20 HP   16,271,1002008-04-09 17:31:48
2nd day was better to NA. The band was mostly dead for 4 of my operating hours
 
KP2BH   SOAB LP   423,2802008-04-10 16:45:32
Bands were not to good at this end of the island (west). best band was 15
meters.just operate for couple of hours between saturday night and sunday.
 
AK1W(K5ZD)   SOAB HP   304,7352008-04-11 06:42:28
Operated first day from home, then flew to Austria and was able
to operate a few hours from OE6MBG. Great fun to
work the contest from two continents and hear how different the contest
sounds from each place.
 
OE/K5ZD(@OE6MBG)   SOAB HP   179,0402008-04-11 06:44:13
Operated first day from home, then flew to Austria and was able
to operate a few hours from OE6MBG. Great fun to
work the contest from two continents and hear how different the contest
sounds from each place.

Logged this operating using pencil and paper! Reminds me how great computer
logging is.
 
PT7ZZ   SO(A)SB40 LP   129,5022008-04-11 15:00:07
I decide to participate just for fun, in my spare time, was a great and tranquil
weekend. Next time i will be over there seriously.
 
PY1KN   SOSB15 HP   3,811,6612008-04-11 19:52:59
Amplifier failure spoiled the second night. Thanks for all the QSOs and
prefixes. 73's
Marcelo
 
F5LCU   SOAB LP   127,8402008-04-12 04:12:18
More fun on high bands. Quiet the smae number of contacts.
Difficult on 40M ZOO BAND HI.
HOPE CUAGN YOU NEXT YEAR.
73 FABRICE
 
VE3MGY   SOAB(TS) LP   114,1202008-04-12 05:32:35
Absortion levels were very high due to a M class flare that caused the GMF to go
to storm levels in the days preceeding the contest. Unfortunately the band
didn't have time to settle down to precontest levels that were enjoyed by all
earlier in the week. QRN was managable up to about 0500z when levels rose a
few more S units but overall it was the absortion that played havoc on 160.
Still lots of fun as always. See you in the CW.

73
Brian
VE3MGY
 
IC8FAX   SOAB QRP   120,0422008-04-12 06:07:18
Another WPX SSB has gone.
After some experiences on 2005 and 2006, I participated into QRP class. I am
very happy of this result, because it's my record. This time, due to other
troubles, I was on only 32 hours, but I was very very tired....
Next year I will plan better my working hours...

RIG:
Kenwood TS-2000 - 5 WATTS
Hy-Gain 14AVQ vertical GP for
10M, 15M, 20M, 40M
Dipole for 80M (tested only..)
N1MM Logger v7

Best 73 to all de Jacob IC8FAX
 
OK1WCF   SOAB(TS) LP   1,599,8622008-04-15 06:16:05
Hi all,

another great experience to work with 3el. tribander for higher bands. Inverted
Vee for 40 and 80m. On 80m working great, but 40m is the worst band for me,
inverted vee not working so good as on 80m, but i plane to built a vertical ant
for the next season.
Thanks to all for contact with me and hope to see you again in the next
contest.
Best 73! Good luck de Martin OK1WCF
 
S51F   SOAB LP   1,340,7002008-04-17 02:03:43
CU in CW part
 
OP4K   M/S HP   3,605,5302008-04-23 12:10:33
CQ WPX SSB 2008 @ OP4K the home of Joe ON4JZ in ANTWERP - BELGIUM
*****************************************************************
After deciding to take part this time not from OT5A in the M/M but from OP4K in
a small M/S setup we had to review some of the low band antennas.As the space on
the roof is rather restricted and only high point available is the 10 m high
tower holding the big OPTIbeam 40/20/15 and 10 m antenna we had put up
an inverted Vee for 80 m .
As the towers guywires are kevlar types we could easily stretch out the legs
close to the guys.A small insulated teflon strip now serves as the jumper
platform to switch between CW or SSB passband. Middle 100 kHz was omited so
either 3500 to 3600 or 3700 to 3800 are available .
For 160 m the only possible solution for the time being is an inverted 1/4 wave
vertical stretched from the top of the 10 m high tower to a street light down
the 10 stories building .Tower serves as the counterpoise .This solution is not
so efficient but enough to be on topband during the contest.
Other and better solutions are on the drawing table and need to be
implemented.

As the station is situated in the middle of Antwerp city and very close to a
noisy banking environment it is obviouos that the noise floor is very high and
puts a lot of strain on the operators to pull the weaker sigs out of the noise
. Probably we have to live with this as even loop type RX antennas are not
going to be efficient . But testing can be done and one never knows what comes
out of this.....

*********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
The station uses only one FT 2000 into an ACOM 2000 and has no second (Mult)
transceiver as we have no other antennas to use it with.
The main antenna OPTIBEAM sits @ approx. 45 m ASL (See www.on4jz.be)
Software used was the N1MM Contest Logger and also for the 1 st time we had the
interaction with the Getscores website .
*********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
Team of 4 Operators were ON4JZ Joe owner of OP4K , ON4JW/OR4U Jean , ON5TN
Karel and ON5UM/OP5T Jim .
*********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
After the magnetic sun storm earlier this week we had rather poor propagation
to start of with but gradually improving by sunday afternoon .
40 m was a total disaster with only very few VE/W qso's in the log and also a
seldom deep in actual points on that band.
160 m was very hard to get running and was soon abandoned first night . Did not
improve second night or by the end .
80 m was good and proved that even with a rather modest but high up antenna we
managed some good runs and some decent DX qso's.
20 m was our best band and gave us a lot of satisfaction in running pile ups .
15 m was surprisingly good on sunday afternoon but with only a few North
American qso's over a south western skewed path .
10 m nearly dead but good friend Oms was there and that makes a good day . Tnx
PY5EG !!

All in all we had a great time in this little team and thankfull for the fact
that we had a lot of intresting ideas and talks during restperiods . Nice to
see Jean back in business .
Thanks to all that made it through OP4K's noise floor.....
Sorry for those we missed but there is allways a next time.

Thanks to Joe for his hospitality again .

Kind regards and 73

Jim - ON5UM/OP5T
 
WQ1Z(@KØTV)   M/S HP   451,6442008-04-24 08:54:02
WQ1Z 451,644 MULTI-ONE


START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: NH
CALLSIGN: WQ1Z
CLUB: Yankee Clipper Contest Club
CONTEST: CQ-WPX-SSB
CATEGORY: MULTI-ONE ALL HIGH SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 451644
OPERATORS: WQ1Z,K0TV,W1END
NAME: Ron Quattrochi
ADDRESS: 61 Burns Hill Road
ADDRESS: Hudson, NH 03051
ADDRESS: USA
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V7.12.21
QSO: 7047 PH 2008-03-29 0020 WQ1Z 59 0003 TO6T 59 0019

QSO: 7048 PH 2008-03-29 0024 WQ1Z 59 0004 5T5DC 59 0016

QSO: 7078 PH 2008-03-29 0027 WQ1Z 59 0005 IO5O 59 0055

QSO: 7073 PH 2008-03-29 0030 WQ1Z 59 0006 9A60A 59 0015

QSO: 7095 PH 2008-03-29 0034 WQ1Z 59 0007 PJ2T 59 0054

QSO: 7088 PH 2008-03-29 0036 WQ1Z 59 0008 EB1WW 59 0022

QSO: 7083 PH 2008-03-29 0037 WQ1Z 59 0009 CT1JLZ 59 0037

QSO: 7082 PH 2008-03-29 0040 WQ1Z 59 0010 S53S 59 0031

QSO: 7043 PH 2008-03-29 0050 WQ1Z 59 0011 CS2T 59 0041

QSO: 7050 PH 2008-03-29 0054 WQ1Z 59 0012 TO5RZ 59 0027

QSO: 7053 PH 2008-03-29 0109 WQ1Z 59 0013 VE3UTT 59 0050

QSO: 7085 PH 2008-03-29 0148 WQ1Z 59 0014 TI8M 59 0088

QSO: 7057 PH 2008-03-29 0151 WQ1Z 59 0015 PP5KR 59 0051

QSO: 3605 PH 2008-03-29 0153 WQ1Z 59 0001 IZ8EPX 59 0070

QSO: 3610 PH 2008-03-29 0155 WQ1Z 59 0002 H2T 59 0097

QSO: 3623 PH 2008-03-29 0159 WQ1Z 59 0003 OK1W 59 0130

QSO: 3625 PH 2008-03-29 0200 WQ1Z 59 0004 S59N 59 0063

QSO: 7082 PH 2008-03-29 0201 WQ1Z 59 0016 PY2XAT 59 0011

QSO: 3707 PH 2008-03-29 0205 WQ1Z 59 0005 SN7Q 59 0253

QSO: 3831 PH 2008-03-29 0207 WQ1Z 59 0006 WC8VOA 59 0051

QSO: 3827 PH 2008-03-29 0208 WQ1Z 59 0007 KD4D 59 0154

QSO: 7144 PH 2008-03-29 0208 WQ1Z 59 0017 NQ4I 59 0237

QSO: 3824 PH 2008-03-29 0209 WQ1Z 59 0008 ND8DX 59 0233

QSO: 3811 PH 2008-03-29 0210 WQ1Z 59 0009 WY3P 59 0213

QSO: 7268 PH 2008-03-29 0211 WQ1Z 59 0018 FY5FY 59 0207

QSO: 7238 PH 2008-03-29 0213 WQ1Z 59 0019 VQ58V 59 0183

QSO: 3802 PH 2008-03-29 0214 WQ1Z 59 0010 ZF1A 59 0231

QSO: 3801 PH 2008-03-29 0214 WQ1Z 59 0011 K3EST 59 0269

QSO: 3800 PH 2008-03-29 0215 WQ1Z 59 0012 WE3C 59 0103

QSO: 7025 PH 2008-03-29 0217 WQ1Z 59 0020 TI5N 59 0054

QSO: 3796 PH 2008-03-29 0218 WQ1Z 59 0013 E77DX 59 0333

QSO: 3794 PH 2008-03-29 0220 WQ1Z 59 0014 S52AW 59 0169

QSO: 3793 PH 2008-03-29 0221 WQ1Z 59 0015 8P1A 59 0305

QSO: 7092 PH 2008-03-29 0222 WQ1Z 59 0021 AO8A 59 0193

QSO: 3790 PH 2008-03-29 0223 WQ1Z 59 0016 N3YD 59 0111

QSO: 7064 PH 2008-03-29 0223 WQ1Z 59 0022 6Y1V 59 0274

QSO: 3789 PH 2008-03-29 0224 WQ1Z 59 0017 T49C 59 0034

QSO: 3787 PH 2008-03-29 0224 WQ1Z 59 0018 TM6M 59 0177

QSO: 7087 PH 2008-03-29 0227 WQ1Z 59 0023 5D5A 59 0216

QSO: 3780 PH 2008-03-29 0227 WQ1Z 59 0019 IR2C 59 0296

QSO: 7037 PH 2008-03-29 0247 WQ1Z 59 0024 TI1C 59 0310

QSO: 7070 PH 2008-03-29 0248 WQ1Z 59 0025 CO6LC 59 0089

QSO: 7099 PH 2008-03-29 0252 WQ1Z 59 0026 LR2F 59 0043

QSO: 7133 PH 2008-03-29 0254 WQ1Z 59 0027 NX5M 59 0161

QSO: 7036 PH 2008-03-29 0302 WQ1Z 59 0028 P49Y 59 0337

QSO: 3621 PH 2008-03-29 0303 WQ1Z 59 0020 W1UE 59 0166

QSO: 7100 PH 2008-03-29 0305 WQ1Z 59 0029 CQ95F 59 0393

QSO: 7137 PH 2008-03-29 0307 WQ1Z 59 0030 KP2TM 59 0321

QSO: 3626 PH 2008-03-29 0309 WQ1Z 59 0021 LX1HD 59 0117

QSO: 3638 PH 2008-03-29 0313 WQ1Z 59 0022 IT9RBW 59 0177

QSO: 3641 PH 2008-03-29 0314 WQ1Z 59 0023 IV3UHL 59 0202

QSO: 3643 PH 2008-03-29 0315 WQ1Z 59 0024 V48M 59 0082

QSO: 3645 PH 2008-03-29 0317 WQ1Z 59 0025 EH6R 59 0030

QSO: 3647 PH 2008-03-29 0318 WQ1Z 59 0026 YT0A 59 0272

QSO: 3649 PH 2008-03-29 0319 WQ1Z 59 0027 S56P 59 0253

QSO: 3789 PH 2008-03-29 0328 WQ1Z 59 0028 FG/OM3LA 59 0345

QSO: 7294 PH 2008-03-29 0328 WQ1Z 59 0031 KF4GDX 59 0186

QSO: 3680 PH 2008-03-29 0329 WQ1Z 59 0029 AJ9C 59 0117

QSO: 3755 PH 2008-03-29 0329 WQ1Z 59 0030 CM6CAC 59 0088

QSO: 7018 PH 2008-03-29 0330 WQ1Z 59 0032 P40A 59 0321

QSO: 3676 PH 2008-03-29 0331 WQ1Z 59 0031 CQ3T 59 0206

QSO: 3719 PH 2008-03-29 0332 WQ1Z 59 0032 DA0BCC 59 0272

QSO: 3608 PH 2008-03-29 0333 WQ1Z 59 0033 DH2WQ 59 0210

QSO: 7170 PH 2008-03-29 0333 WQ1Z 59 0033 WB4JVR 59 0043

QSO: 3733 PH 2008-03-29 0334 WQ1Z 59 0034 DQ8N 59 0285

QSO: 3727 PH 2008-03-29 0337 WQ1Z 59 0035 HG80HQ 59 0374

QSO: 7134 PH 2008-03-29 0337 WQ1Z 59 0034 HH4/AF4Z 59 0117

QSO: 3704 PH 2008-03-29 0338 WQ1Z 59 0036 HG8R 59 0419

QSO: 7177 PH 2008-03-29 0340 WQ1Z 59 0035 LS2D 59 0096

QSO: 3817 PH 2008-03-29 0342 WQ1Z 59 0037 W0BH 59 0283

QSO: 3812 PH 2008-03-29 0343 WQ1Z 59 0038 KC3R 59 0300

QSO: 7244 PH 2008-03-29 0343 WQ1Z 59 0036 KJ4VO 59 0287

QSO: 3692 PH 2008-03-29 0344 WQ1Z 59 0039 KS9K 59 0143

QSO: 3674 PH 2008-03-29 0345 WQ1Z 59 0040 M6T 59 0359

QSO: 3791 PH 2008-03-29 0346 WQ1Z 59 0041 NR6O 59 0141

QSO: 7275 PH 2008-03-29 0350 WQ1Z 59 0037 D4C 59 0275

QSO: 3702 PH 2008-03-29 0350 WQ1Z 59 0042 S566D 59 0339

QSO: 3671 PH 2008-03-29 0351 WQ1Z 59 0043 SV9GPV 59 0252

QSO: 3752 PH 2008-03-29 0418 WQ1Z 59 0044 G8DYT 59 0127

QSO: 3627 PH 2008-03-29 0420 WQ1Z 59 0045 AO3A 59 0082

QSO: 3770 PH 2008-03-29 0425 WQ1Z 59 0046 WA7XX 59 0065

QSO: 7256 PH 2008-03-29 0426 WQ1Z 59 0038 K5TR 59 0632

QSO: 3806 PH 2008-03-29 0426 WQ1Z 59 0047 WD5IYF 59 0069

QSO: 3813 PH 2008-03-29 0428 WQ1Z 59 0048 WX3B 59 0283

QSO: 3741 PH 2008-03-29 0431 WQ1Z 59 0049 EE2W 59 0300

QSO: 3603 PH 2008-03-29 0432 WQ1Z 59 0050 EA7AA 59 0090

QSO: 7018 PH 2008-03-29 0434 WQ1Z 59 0039 LP1H 59 0393

QSO: 3631 PH 2008-03-29 0438 WQ1Z 59 0051 M4U 59 0139

QSO: 7085 PH 2008-03-29 0441 WQ1Z 59 0040 XE1CQ 59 0199

QSO: 3655 PH 2008-03-29 0443 WQ1Z 59 0052 AO1O 59 0090

QSO: 3658 PH 2008-03-29 0443 WQ1Z 59 0053 DP4A 59 0171

QSO: 7245 PH 2008-03-29 0446 WQ1Z 59 0041 ZY7C 59 0237

QSO: 3665 PH 2008-03-29 0447 WQ1Z 59 0054 EA8BTM 59 0074

QSO: 3670 PH 2008-03-29 0448 WQ1Z 59 0055 K4PV 59 0318

QSO: 7156 PH 2008-03-29 0452 WQ1Z 59 0042 PP5JD 59 0367

QSO: 7140 PH 2008-03-29 0454 WQ1Z 59 0043 WP2Z 59 0306

QSO: 3689 PH 2008-03-29 0454 WQ1Z 59 0056 EA1EEY 59 0144

QSO: 3700 PH 2008-03-29 0456 WQ1Z 59 0057 OR5N 59 0220

QSO: 7055 PH 2008-03-29 0456 WQ1Z 59 0044 T49C 59 0131

QSO: 3721 PH 2008-03-29 0459 WQ1Z 59 0058 WR3Z 59 0301

QSO: 3766 PH 2008-03-29 0502 WQ1Z 59 0059 DL3TD 59 0425

QSO: 7067 PH 2008-03-29 0504 WQ1Z 59 0045 LU4FM 59 0127

QSO: 3781 PH 2008-03-29 0505 WQ1Z 59 0060 YW4M 59 0172

QSO: 3775 PH 2008-03-29 0507 WQ1Z 59 0061 KG7C 59 0164

QSO: 3705 PH 2008-03-29 0509 WQ1Z 59 0062 KI5XP 59 0050

QSO: 3805 PH 2008-03-29 0511 WQ1Z 59 0063 K1ZM 59 0356

QSO: 3768 PH 2008-03-29 0513 WQ1Z 59 0064 DJ7EC 59 0035

QSO: 3763 PH 2008-03-29 0514 WQ1Z 59 0065 AA5B 59 0619

QSO: 3793 PH 2008-03-29 0514 WQ1Z 59 0066 W8MJ 59 0412

QSO: 3772 PH 2008-03-29 0518 WQ1Z 59 0067 EI6JK 59 0203

QSO: 3759 PH 2008-03-29 0518 WQ1Z 59 0068 GI5K 59 0340

QSO: 3730 PH 2008-03-29 0519 WQ1Z 59 0069 DL0WW 59 0120

QSO: 7023 PH 2008-03-29 0520 WQ1Z 59 0046 PR1T 59 0239

QSO: 3732 PH 2008-03-29 0521 WQ1Z 59 0070 IR9Y 59 0103

QSO: 3787 PH 2008-03-29 0522 WQ1Z 59 0071 W3/T98T 59 0178

QSO: 3800 PH 2008-03-29 0523 WQ1Z 59 0072 HI3T 59 0257

QSO: 7297 PH 2008-03-29 0533 WQ1Z 59 0047 ZL3A 59 0121

QSO: 3756 PH 2008-03-29 0556 WQ1Z 59 0073 F6DZU 59 0043

QSO: 3821 PH 2008-03-29 1119 WQ1Z 59 0074 NH6P 59 0873

QSO: 3804 PH 2008-03-29 1120 WQ1Z 59 0075 AJ1M 59 0219

QSO: 3782 PH 2008-03-29 1122 WQ1Z 59 0076 K9ZO 59 0171

QSO: 3767 PH 2008-03-29 1123 WQ1Z 59 0077 KM9M 59 0176

QSO: 14150 PH 2008-03-29 1318 WQ1Z 59 0001 K1ZM 59 0704

QSO: 14156 PH 2008-03-29 1320 WQ1Z 59 0002 P40V 59 0194

QSO: 14159 PH 2008-03-29 1321 WQ1Z 59 0003 NE1C 59 0126

QSO: 14162 PH 2008-03-29 1322 WQ1Z 59 0004 VO1KVT 59 0069

QSO: 14164 PH 2008-03-29 1323 WQ1Z 59 0005 G6PZ 59 0518

QSO: 14181 PH 2008-03-29 1329 WQ1Z 59 0006 OM3BH 59 0823

QSO: 14151 PH 2008-03-29 1419 WQ1Z 59 0007 K4PV 59 0567

QSO: 14157 PH 2008-03-29 1421 WQ1Z 59 0008 W1CU 59 0374

QSO: 14158 PH 2008-03-29 1428 WQ1Z 59 0009 YR1C 59 0749

QSO: 14163 PH 2008-03-29 1431 WQ1Z 59 0010 K7WP 59 0570

QSO: 14175 PH 2008-03-29 1433 WQ1Z 59 0011 SO9Q 59 0356

QSO: 14177 PH 2008-03-29 1436 WQ1Z 59 0012 YT9A 59 1154

QSO: 14181 PH 2008-03-29 1436 WQ1Z 59 0013 PJ2T 59 0515

QSO: 14184 PH 2008-03-29 1437 WQ1Z 59 0014 KP2TM 59 1324

QSO: 14214 PH 2008-03-29 1442 WQ1Z 59 0015 CN2R 59 1381

QSO: 14219 PH 2008-03-29 1443 WQ1Z 59 0016 EB1WW 59 0453

QSO: 14221 PH 2008-03-29 1444 WQ1Z 59 0017 TM6M 59 0828

QSO: 14237 PH 2008-03-29 1446 WQ1Z 59 0018 TI5N 59 0485

QSO: 14239 PH 2008-03-29 1446 WQ1Z 59 0019 6Y1V 59 0632

QSO: 14251 PH 2008-03-29 1449 WQ1Z 59 0020 E74EBL 59 0869

QSO: 14260 PH 2008-03-29 1449 WQ1Z 59 0021 9A60A 59 0791

QSO: 14269 PH 2008-03-29 1451 WQ1Z 59 0022 TM1W 59 0719

QSO: 14273 PH 2008-03-29 1452 WQ1Z 59 0023 IO5O 59 0582

QSO: 14278 PH 2008-03-29 1453 WQ1Z 59 0024 WN9O 59 0572

QSO: 14285 PH 2008-03-29 1455 WQ1Z 59 0025 OT5A 59 0607

QSO: 14289 PH 2008-03-29 1455 WQ1Z 59 0026 M6T 59 1176

QSO: 14317 PH 2008-03-29 1459 WQ1Z 59 0027 WP3C 59 0288

QSO: 14318 PH 2008-03-29 1500 WQ1Z 59 0028 N2XD 59 0296

QSO: 14337 PH 2008-03-29 1503 WQ1Z 59 0029 PI4COM 59 0621

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1614 WQ1Z 59 0131 NJ4F 59 0058

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1615 WQ1Z 59 0132 W7WW 59 5904

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1615 WQ1Z 59 0133 W7WA 59 0940

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1616 WQ1Z 59 0134 KI4LIL 59 0003

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1618 WQ1Z 59 0136 NZ4BM 59 0034

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1618 WQ1Z 59 0137 K4TNN 59 0016

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1619 WQ1Z 59 0138 KO0U 59 0333

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1619 WQ1Z 59 0139 N1TO 59 0117

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1619 WQ1Z 59 0140 WB1EDI 59 0012

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1621 WQ1Z 59 0141 K4AMC 59 0030

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1624 WQ1Z 59 0144 N0UU 59 0090

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1626 WQ1Z 59 0145 KT6V 59 0234

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1627 WQ1Z 59 0146 N2QN 59 0001

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1629 WQ1Z 59 0148 KY4DXA 59 0115

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1630 WQ1Z 59 0149 K6NR 59 0023

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1631 WQ1Z 59 0150 KD0S 59 0197

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1636 WQ1Z 59 0155 W4KW 59 0235

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1641 WQ1Z 59 0163 N4NO 59 0367

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1650 WQ1Z 59 0166 AG0I 59 0121

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1651 WQ1Z 59 0167 W0KC 59 0034

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1651 WQ1Z 59 0168 W9JA 59 0263

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1652 WQ1Z 59 0169 WZ7M 59 0184

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1652 WQ1Z 59 0170 W4DVG 59 0022

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1653 WQ1Z 59 0171 N9LYE 59 0107

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1654 WQ1Z 59 0172 W5WMU 59 1344

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1655 WQ1Z 59 0173 W4LT 59 0037

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1655 WQ1Z 59 0174 N9FC 59 0119

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1656 WQ1Z 59 0175 KD5EJG 59 0021

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1658 WQ1Z 59 0177 K9JE 59 0124

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1700 WQ1Z 59 0179 EI2CN 59 0201

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1702 WQ1Z 59 0181 KM0R 59 0007

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1703 WQ1Z 59 0182 W4HOG 59 0113

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1704 WQ1Z 59 0183 KA0FTO 59 0008

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1705 WQ1Z 59 0184 AA0NK 59 0106

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1706 WQ1Z 59 0186 K9LJN 59 0333

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1707 WQ1Z 59 0187 NW5Y 59 0161

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1708 WQ1Z 59 0189 KG1V 59 0011

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1710 WQ1Z 59 0190 K7OM 59 0009

QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1710 WQ1Z 59 0191 WA5IEX 59 0321

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QSO: 14202 PH 2008-03-29 1712 WQ1Z 59 0193 VE4YU 59 0106

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QSO: 14191 PH 2008-03-29 1753 WQ1Z 59 0202 LN3Z 59 0437

QSO: 14191 PH 2008-03-29 1754 WQ1Z 59 0203 K4CB/M 59 0001

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QSO: 14191 PH 2008-03-29 1754 WQ1Z 59 0205 N0QW 59 0125

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QSO: 14191 PH 2008-03-29 1800 WQ1Z 59 0209 W7EB 59 0496

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QSO: 14191 PH 2008-03-29 1802 WQ1Z 59 0210 K1SLB 59 0093

QSO: 14191 PH 2008-03-29 1802 WQ1Z 59 0211 W5IFP 59 0036

QSO: 14191 PH 2008-03-29 1803 WQ1Z 59 0212 KC4JD 59 0132

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QSO: 21363 PH 2008-03-29 1810 WQ1Z 59 0015 LS4DX 59 0099

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QSO: 14191 PH 2008-03-29 1823 WQ1Z 59 0237 KC5MC 59 0006

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QSO: 14227 PH 2008-03-29 1928 WQ1Z 59 0276 DR1A 59 1042

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QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1929 WQ1Z 59 0063 N4ZFL 59 0001

QSO: 14245 PH 2008-03-29 1930 WQ1Z 59 0278 YU5RA 59 0842

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1930 WQ1Z 59 0064 N9JJN 59 0071

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1931 WQ1Z 59 0065 AF4WN 59 0001

QSO: 14247 PH 2008-03-29 1931 WQ1Z 59 0279 ES90C 59 1295

QSO: 14249 PH 2008-03-29 1932 WQ1Z 59 0280 IQ2CJ 59 1043

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1933 WQ1Z 59 0066 KA3UTD 59 0001

QSO: 14252 PH 2008-03-29 1933 WQ1Z 59 0281 Z35T 59 0828

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1933 WQ1Z 59 0067 WB8TLH 59 0022

QSO: 14254 PH 2008-03-29 1934 WQ1Z 59 0282 9A50KDE 59 0791

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1934 WQ1Z 59 0068 AG9/NP2I 59 0248

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1934 WQ1Z 59 0069 W9BR 59 0014

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1935 WQ1Z 59 0070 KB8O 59 0128

QSO: 14262 PH 2008-03-29 1935 WQ1Z 59 0283 YT3MA 59 0622

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1936 WQ1Z 59 0071 NU1AW 59 0057

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1936 WQ1Z 59 0072 N3ALN 59 0215

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1937 WQ1Z 59 0073 K4MIL 59 0075

QSO: 14264 PH 2008-03-29 1937 WQ1Z 59 0284 OE2S 59 0805

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1937 WQ1Z 59 0074 K4UNF 59 0003

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1938 WQ1Z 59 0075 KU4JZ 59 0141

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1938 WQ1Z 59 0076 WA8WV 59 0066

QSO: 14267 PH 2008-03-29 1938 WQ1Z 59 0285 WX6V 59 0185

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1939 WQ1Z 59 0077 N4WHK 59 0016

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1939 WQ1Z 59 0078 AC6NN 59 0039

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1940 WQ1Z 59 0079 W0EWD 59 0801

QSO: 14272 PH 2008-03-29 1940 WQ1Z 59 0286 VE5RI 59 0264

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1941 WQ1Z 59 0080 W8NWI 59 0005

QSO: 14274 PH 2008-03-29 1941 WQ1Z 59 0287 HA3OV 59 1689

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1941 WQ1Z 59 0081 W8NYY 59 0019

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1942 WQ1Z 59 0082 N8DWK 59 0071

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1943 WQ1Z 59 0083 KG8DLU 59 0011

QSO: 14288 PH 2008-03-29 1944 WQ1Z 59 0288 PT5A 59 0965

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1945 WQ1Z 59 0084 KD8CRW 59 0003

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1945 WQ1Z 59 0085 N8FJ 59 0013

QSO: 14295 PH 2008-03-29 1946 WQ1Z 59 0289 NC1I 59 1016

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1947 WQ1Z 59 0086 W8RID 59 0015

QSO: 14301 PH 2008-03-29 1948 WQ1Z 59 0290 4O3A 59 1822

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1949 WQ1Z 59 0087 KB8MNX 59 0001

QSO: 14310 PH 2008-03-29 1949 WQ1Z 59 0291 S50K 59 1284

QSO: 14312 PH 2008-03-29 1951 WQ1Z 59 0292 HG9R 59 0108

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1951 WQ1Z 59 0088 VE3ZD 59 0033

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1952 WQ1Z 59 0089 W1IT 59 0285

QSO: 14316 PH 2008-03-29 1952 WQ1Z 59 0293 KL7OU 59 0216

QSO: 14317 PH 2008-03-29 1954 WQ1Z 59 0294 IZ5CML 59 0530

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1954 WQ1Z 59 0090 KJ8O 59 0058

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1955 WQ1Z 59 0091 KB3LIX 59 0142

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1955 WQ1Z 59 0092 K9JE 59 0134

QSO: 14322 PH 2008-03-29 1955 WQ1Z 59 0295 IW1QN 59 0532

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 1956 WQ1Z 59 0093 K8CAA 59 0001

QSO: 14325 PH 2008-03-29 1958 WQ1Z 59 0296 IM0/IK0FMB 59 0592

QSO: 14326 PH 2008-03-29 1958 WQ1Z 59 0297 EB7DX 59 1202

QSO: 14332 PH 2008-03-29 1959 WQ1Z 59 0298 US5D 59 0548

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2000 WQ1Z 59 0094 KV3W 59 0002

QSO: 14345 PH 2008-03-29 2001 WQ1Z 59 0299 OL5T 59 0611

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2002 WQ1Z 59 0095 WA1UJU 59 0005

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2003 WQ1Z 59 0096 NY4S 59 0908

QSO: 14162 PH 2008-03-29 2004 WQ1Z 59 0300 HA8MD 59 0228

QSO: 14164 PH 2008-03-29 2004 WQ1Z 59 0301 IR6T 59 0156

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2005 WQ1Z 59 0097 N8HSO 59 0018

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2006 WQ1Z 59 0098 W8KNO 59 0102

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2006 WQ1Z 59 0099 N8WFL 59 0002

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2008 WQ1Z 59 0100 K4QIV 59 0005

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2009 WQ1Z 59 0101 WB8ENE 59 0009

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2010 WQ1Z 59 0102 K0TBP 59 0017

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2010 WQ1Z 59 0103 VA3ARG 59 0087

QSO: 14183 PH 2008-03-29 2011 WQ1Z 59 0302 YT7B 59 0137

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2011 WQ1Z 59 0104 WB8LCD 59 0030

QSO: 14198 PH 2008-03-29 2012 WQ1Z 59 0303 IR4T 59 0037

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2012 WQ1Z 59 0105 W4COT 59 0009

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2013 WQ1Z 59 0106 K8VUS 59 0013

QSO: 14206 PH 2008-03-29 2013 WQ1Z 59 0304 EA4TX 59 0057

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2014 WQ1Z 59 0107 AG4FK 59 0001

QSO: 14208 PH 2008-03-29 2014 WQ1Z 59 0305 PP1CZ 59 0064

QSO: 14209 PH 2008-03-29 2014 WQ1Z 59 0306 KT5J 59 1367

QSO: 14217 PH 2008-03-29 2015 WQ1Z 59 0307 9A8M 59 0805

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2016 WQ1Z 59 0108 N9XO 59 0059

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2016 WQ1Z 59 0109 KA3VFW 59 0012

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2017 WQ1Z 59 0110 WA4VMC 59 0088

QSO: 14222 PH 2008-03-29 2017 WQ1Z 59 0308 IK6GPZ 59 0009

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2018 WQ1Z 59 0111 WR9L 59 0068

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2018 WQ1Z 59 0112 K9TEN 59 0024

QSO: 14229 PH 2008-03-29 2019 WQ1Z 59 0309 EF5K 59 1104

QSO: 14230 PH 2008-03-29 2019 WQ1Z 59 0310 AM3SSB 59 0856

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2021 WQ1Z 59 0113 WB9LRK 59 0030

QSO: 14238 PH 2008-03-29 2021 WQ1Z 59 0311 OM7M 59 1011

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2021 WQ1Z 59 0114 K4IU 59 0079

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2022 WQ1Z 59 0115 N8HP 59 0089

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2022 WQ1Z 59 0116 W4TMN 59 0347

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2023 WQ1Z 59 0117 KE8PX 59 0066

QSO: 14259 PH 2008-03-29 2024 WQ1Z 59 0312 NQ5K 59 0460

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2024 WQ1Z 59 0118 K4CX 59 0211

QSO: 14267 PH 2008-03-29 2025 WQ1Z 59 0313 OL3Z 59 0676

QSO: 14269 PH 2008-03-29 2025 WQ1Z 59 0314 S51A 59 0359

QSO: 7251 PH 2008-03-29 2025 WQ1Z 59 0119 W8BBM 59 0011

QSO: 14287 PH 2008-03-29 2027 WQ1Z 59 0315 KC1F 59 0019

QSO: 14297 PH 2008-03-29 2029 WQ1Z 59 0316 SN6Z 59 0342

QSO: 14301 PH 2008-03-29 2030 WQ1Z 59 0317 OK5R 59 1534

QSO: 14212 PH 2008-03-29 2122 WQ1Z 59 0318 TM7F 59 0812

QSO: 14206 PH 2008-03-29 2124 WQ1Z 59 0319 IZ8EPX 59 0846

QSO: 14216 PH 2008-03-29 2127 WQ1Z 59 0320 ON7IDX 59 0398

QSO: 14218 PH 2008-03-29 2127 WQ1Z 59 0321 5D5A 59 0868

QSO: 14220 PH 2008-03-29 2128 WQ1Z 59 0322 M4U 59 0830

QSO: 14224 PH 2008-03-29 2129 WQ1Z 59 0323 VP2MDH 59 0887

QSO: 14235 PH 2008-03-29 2131 WQ1Z 59 0324 EA6SX 59 0913

QSO: 14243 PH 2008-03-29 2134 WQ1Z 59 0325 NX5M 59 1231

QSO: 14245 PH 2008-03-29 2134 WQ1Z 59 0326 PW2D 59 0447

QSO: 14268 PH 2008-03-29 2139 WQ1Z 59 0327 EE3E 59 0965

QSO: 14294 PH 2008-03-29 2144 WQ1Z 59 0328 CT6P 59 0505

QSO: 14306 PH 2008-03-29 2148 WQ1Z 59 0329 CT1DIZ 59 1502

QSO: 14320 PH 2008-03-29 2149 WQ1Z 59 0330 W6AFA 59 0544

QSO: 14325 PH 2008-03-29 2154 WQ1Z 59 0331 JH4UYB 59 1134

QSO: 14319 PH 2008-03-29 2155 WQ1Z 59 0332 JS3CTQ 59 0760

QSO: 14316 PH 2008-03-29 2157 WQ1Z 59 0333 JA7COI 59 0339

QSO: 14298 PH 2008-03-29 2207 WQ1Z 59 0334 NA1L 59 0584

QSO: 14303 PH 2008-03-29 2208 WQ1Z 59 0335 V48M 59 1408

QSO: 14305 PH 2008-03-29 2209 WQ1Z 59 0336 FY1FL 59 0782

QSO: 14260 PH 2008-03-29 2211 WQ1Z 59 0337 K6HNZ 59 0705

QSO: 14293 PH 2008-03-29 2213 WQ1Z 59 0338 JE1LFX 59 0579

QSO: 14256 PH 2008-03-29 2220 WQ1Z 59 0339 JI2ZJS 59 0441

QSO: 14260 PH 2008-03-29 2221 WQ1Z 59 0340 ZX7U 59 0489

QSO: 14216 PH 2008-03-29 2227 WQ1Z 59 0341 JA3NTE 59 0159

QSO: 14337 PH 2008-03-29 2230 WQ1Z 59 0342 JG2KKG 59 0270

QSO: 14238 PH 2008-03-29 2232 WQ1Z 59 0343 8P1A 59 2904

QSO: 14204 PH 2008-03-29 2234 WQ1Z 59 0344 FY5FY 59 1420

QSO: 14162 PH 2008-03-29 2236 WQ1Z 59 0345 VQ58V 59 0821

QSO: 14248 PH 2008-03-29 2238 WQ1Z 59 0346 HR2DX 59 0079

QSO: 14340 PH 2008-03-29 2239 WQ1Z 59 0347 ZX2B 59 1509

QSO: 14162 PH 2008-03-29 2240 WQ1Z 59 0348 VQ59W 59 0834

QSO: 14224 PH 2008-03-29 2242 WQ1Z 59 0349 LR1H 59 0139

QSO: 14251 PH 2008-03-29 2243 WQ1Z 59 0350 TO5A 59 1466

QSO: 14233 PH 2008-03-29 2254 WQ1Z 59 0351 PY3MHZ 59 0028

QSO: 14330 PH 2008-03-29 2256 WQ1Z 59 0352 K7INA 59 0161

QSO: 14276 PH 2008-03-29 2257 WQ1Z 59 0353 PS2T 59 1668

QSO: 14171 PH 2008-03-29 2259 WQ1Z 59 0354 AY8A 59 0817

QSO: 14295 PH 2008-03-29 2302 WQ1Z 59 0355 PY4OG 59 0435

END-OF-LOG:
 
SX5P(@SV5FRD)   M/M HP   7,248,6902008-04-24 22:49:16
IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME TRYING TO THE M/M CATEGORY AND WE ENJOYED IT A LOT . OUR
SCORE REFLECTS OUR ATTEMPT TO HAVE 6 STATIONS ABLE TO OPERATE AT THE SAME TIME
...
WE MANAGED TO OVERPASS OUR SERIOUS PROBLEM TO THE MAIN TOWER (22M LONG ),WHICH
HAS THE MOSLEY PRO67B ON TOP AND OUR 80M / 160M ANTENNAS ATTACHED TO IT , JUST
1 WEEK BEFORE THE START OF THE CONTEST. WE HAD VERY FEW ISSUES DURING THE
CONTEST WHICH GAVE US THE ADVANTAGE TO FOCUS ON THE Q
 
OL1X   M/2 HP   6,624,5102008-04-25 16:40:26
TRX: 2x FT1000Mark V Field + TL922
ANT: 160m inv V, 80m loop, 40m dipole, 40m rotary dipole, 20m 5el OWA, 15m 6el
OWA, 3el tribander for 10/15/20, 4el tribander for 10/15/20

Logged on Win-Test
 
KJ4IC   SO(A)AB LP   8,0622008-04-27 19:36:36
Not much time to operate - only on and off, but had fun anyway.

Bob KJ4IC
 
P4ØA(KK9A)   SOAB LP   16,000,0002008-04-29 18:43:43
The WPX Phone contest is a lot of fun and since I had not participated in it
since 2005, I was especially excited about the event. I started on 20m where I
made 94 QSOs in 40 minutes before the band started to close. I then switched to
40m and the rates were slow, about 75 QSOs per hour, for the following 2 1/2
hours. Later that night it picked up a little until the early morning when I
took my first off time. I really was not tired so I watched TV and had a small
snack. On Saturday morning conditions were good into Europe on 15m and 20m and
in the afternoon I had a fantastic opening into the US on these bands along with
another great opening into Europe on 20m. My best rate was on Saturday
afternoon on 15m where I made 238 QSOs in 60 minutes. During the second night,
low band conditions seemed better and I wish I had used up more of my off time
on the previous night. I took about eight hours off on the second night and I
made a spaghetti dinner and had some local Balashi beer. I slept pretty well.
When I awoke the sun was out and 20m was again in very good shape and shortly
later 15m opened. I alternated between the two bands until the last 20
minutes when I switched to 40m. I spent some time hunting for multipliers on
the second radio, especially on Sunday, and I had my highest multiplier total
ever. My QSO total was down from previous years, but that was expected at the
bottom of the sun spot cycle. I did make many more double point low band
contacts than usual which really boosted my points. When the contest ended I
was surprised to see that I had broken the record that ZD88V held since 1993.
I would like to thank everyone for the QSOs. Please QSL via WD9DZV.

73,
John KK9A
john@p40a.com

Antenna picture on http://www.qrz.com/p40a
 
KQ2M   SOAB HP   650,5802008-04-30 16:49:06
I was very disappointed to miss last years WPXSSB due to a serious illness. It
was only the 2nd time I had missed operating in this contest in 33 years!

This was a part-time effort in a rebuilding year, but with only 10 and 15 meter
working antennas it was hard to get much going.

15 meters repeatedly teased opening to EU, but only two sigs ever got above S2,
CT1ILT who was S9 for an hour! and another CT1. I worked only about another 6
or 7 EU stations, all at ESP level, even the normally loud EA's! I did however
manage to have a modest African run which included 9UXEV, EL2AR, ZS3AOR, ZS9P
and a few other ZS stations. Even with healthy stacks and a good location, you
can't do much on 15 from CT with 0 sunspots and a K index of 3!

20 and 40 were pretty frustrating - even being "fresh meat" didn't raise much
interest. I was just too weak with seriously broken antennas.

80 was a lot more fun. Even though the Inv L 4-ssquare was barely recognizable
with only 3 radials due to repeated ice storms, it was still good enough to be
heard.

I hope to be fully rebuilt and ready to go next year. I really miss making a
full effort in my favorite contest with all the unpredictable and wild band
openings and exotic prefixes to be worked!

Tnx for the q's and 73!

Bob KQ2M
kq2m@earthlink.net
 
JA8RWU   M/S HP   2,025,3422008-05-02 11:26:46
Sorry late but better than never..

We all but me(RWU) were part-timers and I was alone after Sunday evening when
Nozomu,JE8KKX left home.

Unexpectedly we had two JA0 visitors(&operators) for a short while.
Kazu,JA0QNJ and Hiro,JH0USD came here to Sapporo on their own business in
several days before the weekend.
They surprisingly met each other at CTS(Chitose airport) from Niigata on their
way to Sapporo.
USD: "I think I would go to RWU's radio place for a short while in the weekend
during the WPX"
QNJ: "Wish I could go. But guess I would have no time.."

In the Saturday morning we, me & USD started in the contest.
Several hours later in the afternoon or noon QNJ called me on the phone and
said I could have a time and would love to visit me for a few hours.

Then we got together in the contest and also enjoyed ragchew while KKX
operated.

USD once visited me 20yrs ago by bicycle from Niigata when he was a univ.
student.
In 1991 we(and others) operated as KH2S M/S in the CQWWSSB and made
a OC record then.
It's been a while(20yrs or 17yrs) since we got together.
Time flies.

In last Oct. Shige,JH0KHR came here also from Niigata on a business trip and
joined in the CQWWSSB after his work on the week day in the east part of JA8.
(Unfortunately a bear stopped his train for hours and he could not have his
sleeping hours just before the contest.)
Shige returned to JA a year ago after his work in BV-land for 4yrs and has no
station at home now.
In ARRLDXCW this year he operated as JA0QNJ M/S and
I lost the game on that category, hi.

We have a good relationship with hams from Niigata within a half year.
And also will have a good incentive for M/S ! JA8 vs JA0, hi.

Here are some photos;
http://webryalbum.biglobe.ne.jp/myalbum/1000089009081309abe4c303042ffab118c63f430/126239316916479021

73's Akira, JA8RWU
 
OT5A(@ON7LR)   M/M HP   17,820,9152008-05-03 12:10:19
We like to thank all the stations who have worked OT5A.
Also many thanks for helping our "new" contest operators when conditions where
not so good.
For more detailed info and picture please visit http://www.on7lr.org/

Best regards,
for OT5A
Guy ON7NB