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GUØSUP   Single Op LP   5,8002014-12-07 09:59:14
Oh boy, that was hard work. Not the conditions, which were great, but having to
spend 3 hours in hospital this morning, only to find out I had a mini stroke,
which affected my vision.
I was unable to call CQ, simply because I couldn't see print on the screen
clearly, so had to take it slowly. Also had to keep taking a break, as my eyes
were being strained, causing a headache.
It's no fun getting old!

Still, the time spent on air was fun, and I enjoyed it, even if it was
difficult at times.

I'm also hoping it has increased my ARRL Centennial QSO Party points, as I
would love to reach 7500 for that award.

Thanks to all for the points, and hope to see you in the next one!

73 de Phil GU0SUP
F4GDI(@F4EWP)   Single Op LP   9,2382014-12-07 12:53:18
N2MUN   Single Op LP   6,5522014-12-07 13:35:31
First RTTY contest using N1MM+
A few OP errors
VE9AA   Single Op LP   15,2442014-12-07 14:29:34
Just putting NB on the map. I need not have worried as I worked VE9BWK and

dit dit (or should that be deedle deedle?)

Mike VE9AA IC7410 @ 60w, N1MM+ and A3S @ 24'
VA2UP   Single Op LP   43,2642014-12-07 14:47:29
Good activity once the band opened here. Had fun chasing mults.
73, Fabi va2up
KV4QS   Single Op LP   25,7482014-12-07 14:48:49
K3 / N1MM / MMTTY / 2Tone / Hex Beam
A fun six and a half hours on 10m. Worked Europe during the morning, and the
US during the afternoon. Had a couple of nice runs. Band conditions were
good. Many thanks for the Qs. 73 KV4QS
K6LRN   Single Op LP   5,6002014-12-07 15:01:55
Thanks for the Qs...Happy Holidays!!
AA8R   Single Op LP   4,6002014-12-07 15:02:17
The whole weekend was riddle with interruptions but still had fun.

Thanks for the contacts....

Equip: Icom 756PROIII, N1MM+, Mosley PRO67B and A4S
NF4A   Single Op LP   7,3702014-12-07 15:22:06
RTTY shakedown cruise for my new Icom 7800....part-time effort....tnx for all
the Q's.....beam was stuck to the SW for the time I operated in the contest but
thanks to K1TO, my rotor was replaced this afternoon ! Log has be uploaded to
KR2AR(N6EE)   Single Op LP   39,8522014-12-07 15:46:31
Very good conditions. Lots of fun. Thanks for all the Q's, especially the many
stations who struggled but persevered to dig my call out from under the noise
and QRM.

The remote station in New York worked perfectly and responded exactly as if I
were in front of the radio instead of hundreds of miles away in a condo in New
Jersey where antennas of any variety are verboten.

Triband yagi at 70 feet
K3/0 remote to K3 using Remote Rig interface over the Internet.

Ron N6EE
K6JEB   Single Op LP   2642014-12-07 16:03:45
After waking-up from a nap after the ARRL 160 Contest, I felt like I was missing
all the fun up on ten meters, so I set up N1MM and jumped in. Running a
barefoot Yaesu FT-857D into a Cushcraft A3S Yagi up 10m.
NJ4F   Single Op LP   5,0002014-12-07 16:05:00
IC-7800, SteppIR beam, N1MM Plus
S&P only
W3DQ   Single Op LP   4,1862014-12-07 16:05:01
I'm becoming more a active after a long layoff. Not much BIC time, but
worthwhile and fun nonetheless. Need to work on my stamina.

Not being much of a RTTY op in in the past, I worked many new ones. Not much
from the southwest or west coast, though. ZL and ZS were surprisingly strong.

Expect to get on for the RTTY RU next month.

See you then!

Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC
N1JM   Single Op LP   1,3922014-12-07 16:06:40
K3 P3 14AVQ
WØYK   Single Op LP   28,1352014-12-07 16:06:45

RTTY Skimmer is really coming along nicely. I was typically spotted in 3-5
seconds after my first CQ. EU opening Sunday was very short for us in CA. But
at least we got a shot at a few stations. Conditions were less disturbed than I
expected, but CO was deep in my skip zone all day. I called a half-dozen CO
stations countless times to no avail. They (and I) were in the noise floor.

Thanks for the contacts. Hope everyone had a good time. We should have final
results out in a week or so after the 15 Dec log deadline.

W6SX(W^SX)   Single Op HP   24,0722014-12-07 16:07:20

K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, MMTTY and
2-Tone, N1MM.
W3FZI(PAT)   Single Op LP   10,8562014-12-07 16:07:24
Didn't have a lot of time this weekend for this one. Still a lot of good DX and
KH6ZM   Single Op LP   46,1322014-12-07 16:07:36
Thank You!
WA8HSB   Single Op QRP   3642014-12-07 16:07:51
Would do a pass or two over the band while in and out of the shack all
afternoon. Thanks for the Qs!! Hope to see everyone next weekend!!

TS-850S @ 5 watts to attic antennas... 73, John
WN6K   Single Op LP   30,5692014-12-07 16:08:21
Thought the lower band conditions hurt the EU/JA paths here for being better
producers than they were.

WN6K, Paul

SteppIR -DB18 @55ft. (40-6m)
OCD @50ft. (160/80m)
NN6NN(W6XK)   Single Op LP   18,9002014-12-07 16:08:35
CLASSIC ENTRY: 1 Op, 1 Radio, 1 Computer, 1 Antenna, 1 Band, 1 Mode
N6RO   Single Op LP   44,0442014-12-07 16:09:26
Band was good, but the EU opening was very short here. Tnx to many JAs for the
W1ZD   Single Op LP   29,7542014-12-07 16:10:16
Well, that was fun ! Activity seem up from last year, but conditions not as
Thanks for all the Q's.
K6LL   Single Op LP   55,5332014-12-07 16:11:18
Almost double last year's score. I sure wish I could have worked some of those
Eastern European stations that I saw spotted on the skimmers.

3D2KM(W6ZL)   Single Op LP   3522014-12-07 16:16:50
Band was fair. Couldn't attract much attention down this way. I guess most were
beaming USA or JA. Thanks to all that pulled me out of the noise.

K3 @ 100W, Vertical dipole, N1MM+, MMTTY

Dave 3D2KM
Martintar, Nadi
Fiji Islands
South Pacific
VE2FU   Single Op LP   35,2472014-12-07 16:33:47
Thanks for all QSO's, despite low propagation compare to a few weeks !
Could not hear JA's, KL7 worked from the west coast

LOGS will be uploaded to:

73' Phil VE2FU
EA8OM   Single Op LP   6,9002014-12-07 16:36:57
ANT: GPA-50 (vert. 10/15/20/80m)
K5ND   Single Op LP   9,8402014-12-07 16:41:09
A good contest with great conditions. Running K3 at 100 watts into vertical. Ran
SO2V running on one VFO and S & P on the other for most of Sunday. It worked

My best moment was my first QSO of the contest, which was with Ed, W0YK. I had
not tested my macros and found that after he answered my call, I replied with
his call sign then my call sign and the exchange. I could just see him scowling
at the waste of time sending my call again! Fixed that right away. Since I've
attended his class at Contest University the last three years I'm sure he's
marked me down to stay after class next time for remedial training...

Thanks for putting on this contest. It was great fun.
AC2FA   Single Op LP   4422014-12-07 16:49:20
K2 @ 80 watts.
N4UEZ   Single Op LP   2,5422014-12-07 16:50:47
Station: Yaesu 950, 100 watts, 1/4 wave 40m wire vertical (also for 15m)
outside at ground level, fan dipole in attic for 20m, 17m, 12m, 10m.
KX7L   Single Op LP   3,8612014-12-07 16:51:35
Time on was mostly in the late afternoon both Saturday and Sunday. Good
openings to JA both days, culminating in a nice run in the last half hour. I'm
going to miss these conditions in a few years! Thanks for all the Q's!
VE4VT   Single Op LP   26,7302014-12-07 16:54:10
Band closed with a thud 15 minutes after the contest started. Didn't open again
until nearly 1530z. The EU opening was very short lived, less than 1 hour, and
was very weak.

Good domestic NA propagation Sunday afternoon, but conditions were better 24
hours earlier. When the sunset, so did the contest. Even JA's were not
printable on Sunday afternoon.

Hope things are better next weekend.

W5KB   Single Op LP   4,0892014-12-07 17:53:34
Great time for first ever effort. Just a few hours but enough to get my feet
wet and ready for the next one.

73 es tnx for great time.

N8HM   Single Op LP   1,9042014-12-07 17:56:59
Fun contest, but did not hear much domestic activity. Hopefully conditions are
as good or better next week.

Rig - Yaesu FT-450D
Antenna - MFJ-1786 Magnetic Loop
Software - N1MM + Fldigi
K1RO   Single Op HP   26,6642014-12-07 17:59:08
CHECKLOG. Too many other things going on this weekend for a serious entry. Nice
to hear so much activity.
N6OIL   Single Op LP   3,2252014-12-07 17:59:39
Had a good time playing RTTY, I think I spent more time trying to figure my
RigBlaster Adv and FSK than working the contest HIHI. About an hour into it I
switched from my IC-718 to the IC-7000, filters are so much better and 2Tone
rocked. 73
KK8MM   Single Op LP   2,8402014-12-07 18:44:21
Thanks to those who worked me Sunday afternoon. 73 to all.
KH6TU   Multi-Op LP   6,1202014-12-07 18:49:56
Got on for the last two hours, on one frequency, and ran 136 contacts
straight to the end. I guess everyone was happy for a fresh call to work.
Only difficulty was deciding whether to point the beam at USA or Japan.
Tried to provide equal time to each, and a little bit of time to South America

and VK/ZL. Thanks to Al, AD6E for use of the callsign.

KH6TU, ops K6UFO and ND2T

10m: 2 el yagi at 70 ft
Elecraft K3 100 watts
Writelog, MMTTY and 2Tone software
VA7ST   Single Op LP   9,6502014-12-07 19:11:05
Had fun for a while working Japan at the start on Saturday evening, but 10M
wasn't the best here on Sunday. Some stations were very strong, but most were
in the noise. No Europe heard or worked.

QSO Sec DXCC Score
2014 193 37 13 9,650 4.5 hrs
2013 125 25 11 4,500 3.5 hrs
2012 87 28 5 2,871 3.0 hrs
2011 153 37 16 8,109 4 hrs
W1LQ   Multi-Op LP   36,5622014-12-07 19:14:29
Operating from Maine, we skipped the start and got on at sunrise 12 UTC.
Operated just under 10 hours straight, taking off the last two hours. Hard to
break into Europe at first, then about 4 good hours into Europe. Then
we had to start swinging the beam and start working North and South
America. At sunset in Maine we pulled the plug. Lots of people were happy
to get Maine multiplier. Thanks to WW1ME for use of the callsign.

W1LQ, ops K6UFO and ND2T

10m: Log periodic, 42 ft boom at 114 ft.
Elecraft K3, 100 watts
Writelog, MMTTY and 2Tone software
N7NM   Single Op LP   20,0882014-12-07 19:41:46
Good prop to JA Friday evening but struggled getting anyone to hear me on Sat.
morning until about 1800z when the band suddenly opened to the US with great
signals in all directions. Unfortunately too late for EU and after a nice 2
hour run my power went out so my contest was over - it came on just in time
for the Seahawks game!
73, Doug - N7NM

2 ele Steppir
KE8M   Single Op LP   30,5042014-12-07 21:10:54
ARRLRTTY Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2014-12-06

CallSign Used : KE8M
Operator(s) : KE8M

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : ASSISTED
Band : 10M
Power : LOW
Mode : RTTY
Default Exchange : OH
Gridsquare : EN81RG

ARRL Section : OH
Club/Team : None
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.4350.0

Band QSOs Pts Sec DXC
28 328 328 39 54
Total 328 328 39 54

Score : 30,504
Rig : ts 2000 n1mm+ g3yyd 2 tone

Antennas : hy gain 105ca @ 45' imax 2000 @ 48'

Soapbox :
YT9A   Single Op LP   11,7992014-12-07 23:07:43
I had to stop before opening to the USA (only 14 QSO/9 States).
73 de YT9A
VY2LI   Single Op LP   7,1122014-12-08 03:13:50
Squeezed in a few minutes here and there to fly the PEI flag.Merry Xmas! 73,Bill
CE4SFG   Single Op LP   7,4242014-12-08 05:20:11
Yaesu FT-950 and tribander KLM KT-34.
Very bad condx. here
WB5TUF   Single Op LP   11,9702014-12-08 05:35:57
I only had three hours to play with this contest. My son had a DCI try-out camp
this weekend.
K8AJS   Single Op LP   29,5202014-12-08 05:51:42
Rig: Elecraft K3 100w
Ant: 4 element quad
Software: WriteLog 11.16g
W7RTX   Single Op LP   4,8482014-12-08 08:12:25
Time on = 5 hours. Developing a IC 7600 receive problem making contacts a real
WØLSD   Single Op LP   50,8822014-12-08 10:28:41
At my age, you look to the future in how many more peaks of the sunspot cycle
you will be around to operate. Realistically this might be my last peak so I
decided to do a full effort while 10 is still cooking along. Highlight had to
be VP8NO calling me for multiplier number 100. Thanks to all for repeats with
LP and kudos to all the JA stations who got on the air late in the contest for
some nice long runs, when Sunday afternoon can be the pits with activity.
Thanks also to Don and Ed for putting on this event. Maybe it was conditions
but sure seemed like a lot more EU activity. Good to see some familiar calls.
KB2HSH   Single Op QRP   1,3162014-12-08 12:03:53
Favorite mode on my favorite band! Wish conditions were better than what they
were. You could actually SEE the QSB in the waterfall from minute-to-minute.
ZL2B(ZL2BR)   Single Op LP   14,0002014-12-08 21:41:37
Pity conditions were down on what we got for the WW CW last weekend. From here
in ZL the only openings were to East Asia and North America. No Eu or SA
stations were heard. Hard work but good fun.
N3QE   Single Op LP   2,5902014-12-09 03:22:24
Last year did this with the amp on (checklog). This year, barefoot so real log

SFI plummeting but still good 10M EU conditions.

Went looking for JA in the late afternoon but the goggles did nothing.
9A4W   Single Op LP   6202014-12-09 12:14:40
73 from Tom 9A4W
AA5UK   Single Op LP   1,2002014-12-10 08:01:06
Decided last minute to throw a Buddipole Vertical together and get on for a
couple of hours. Band was up and down but when it was open it was a lot of fun.
Operated mostly S&P but did try to run a few times. Lots of US and VE
stations. The highlight was working Morocco, Cuba, Belize, Venezuela and
Andorra. Looking forward to trying again next year if the conditions hold up.
M5Z(JK3GAD)   Single Op LP   42014-12-10 08:19:11
Another nice 10M propagation this weekend!

73 Kazu
8P2K(8P6SH)   Single Op LP   16,1662014-12-11 15:19:16
Just wanted to make a few QSO's and help out by giving out the 8p multiplier.
Managed 4 hours in the chair just before the end of the contest. Thanks for the
Q's and congrats to the organisers.
IK2AUK   Single Op LP   1,9042014-12-12 04:21:38
QSOs DX States Provs
10m 68 17 9 2
Total 68 17 9 2

Score: 68*(17+9+2) = 1904 points
Kenwood TS949S abt. 100W
Antenna home made dipole for 10m at 3 m. of gnd.