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UA9ABSO LP 10MCondx (on 10M) was like 7Mhz band!!
UA9KBSO LP 20MFT-2000 XL-222
UA9WIKSO LP ALLYAESU FT1000MP Ant: delta loop 1 el. all bands
UA9XFSO LP ALLOn 10-15-20m - Tribander - 2 el Yagi On 40-80m - Delta-80m FT-1000MP MARK-V Field
UN8FRChecklogHome made TRX - 100Wtts Antenna's: Dipoles
UP4LSO HP ALLTime off: 13.40-17.40, 02.35-08.05, 21.30-23.59
UR2VASO LP ALLIC-7400 100W VERTICAL
UR3IQOSO HP ALLFirst time HP in WPX (not really HP, but much more than my usual 20W). The conditions on 10/15/20m were amazing, the 80/40m were very bad due to local thunderstorms and lots of QRN. There we too litle JA's and almost no Africa/VK/ZL. I was surprised with the azimuth of incoming signals from West Europe (300-20deg, instead of usual 250-320deg). Nice weeked - lots of fun! Thanks for all who called or answered me!
UR5IHQSO LP 80Mhome made 30 w ant.dipole 3.5Mhz
UR5IKNSO LP 10MTen was opened two days but mostly to EU and AS with some AF/SA, good activity on the band. Really missed NA... anyway much fun as usual!
UR5LAMSO QRP 20MRIG Elecraft K3 PWR 5watts ANT Vertical, Vertical Loop
UR5QASO LP ALLTrsvr - FT-950 Ant - R7000 + Delta 80m
UR5WXSO LP ALLKENWOOD TS570, DIPOLE
UR5ZTHSO LP ALLRADIO: KENWOOD TS-570 D, 100 W ANTENNA: DIPOLE
UR8IDXSO LP 10MNice opening on 10m!! Used simple wire as antenna. :-)
US0HZSO LP 40MThank you very much for a contest. It was a great pleasure to meet old friends. QSL MNG: W3HNK
US1IVSO LP ALLTNX for nice contest
US4IXTSO LP 20MTNX For nice contest
US5XDSO LP 10MDELTA LOOP 3/4 el BEAM (20,15/10)M
US8MXSO LP ALLTS-450; Dipol/GP
US9PASO LP ALLGreat Contest! Just testing my new K3/100 #783. Outstanding DR/blockingperfomanc
UT2UBSO HP 15MTNX for nice contest!
UT3RNSO LP 15MTNX FOR CONTEST
UT4NYSO LP 15MRIG: 50W ANT: DIPOLE
UT4WAChecklogRadio: Home brew, 150 W Antenna: GP
UT5UKYSO LP ALLTRX: IC-756PRO3 ANT: DELTA 40-80 M
UT5UUVSO QRP ALLHOMEMADE TRX 4 WTT OUT ANT TRAP GP 10-40 ANT 40 m high vert 80-160
UU4JSO HP 15MIC-746 PA 200 WATTS A3S
UU5JZSO LP ALLGreat opening to EU and Asia on ten mb!
UW7WChecklogRadio: TS-50S, 100 W Antennas: 4-el & 5-el QUADs
UX7QDSO LP 20Mtrx 100W HM ant a sloper IBM386DX40 N6TR
VA2WDQSA HP ALLTime off 05/24/08 06:00Z - 05/24/08 11:17Z 317 mins 05/24/08 16:58Z - 05/24/08 17:58Z 60 mins 05/25/08 05:58Z - 05/25/08 12:09Z 371 mins Total Time Off 12.46 hours Total Time On 35.54 hours RIG: Yaesu FT-1000, PA: Ameritron Al-80B 750 watts ANT: 2 el. MQ-26, Inverted L I have improved my last years results up to 1.5 times. (2006 and 2007 was around 1,200 QSOs and the score of 2M ). I hope to keep my 1st place in Canada in category SOAB-HP/TB-wires as it was in 2006/2007. All targets I made (1,5K QSOs 3M/score 600/mults) have been reached. That was a real fair! 20 and 40 meters were opened all 48 hours, 80 meters was not bad but noisy. Even 10 meters was opened! What was a joy! That's why we all are Contesters! When I was CQ during daytime on 40m VK, 9K, 4L and all EU were calling. That was fantastic! CU in next Contest! 73! de Victor VA2WDQ
VA3RKMSO QRP ALLK2, 5w, verticals.
VA3SBSO QRP ALLNot too much time available this year. A couple of hours here and there.Glad to make some qsos on 15! Fun contest. Keep up the great work. 73s Serge VA3SB
VE1AYYSO LP 20MEnjoyed listening to the big guns operate... and the old style hand logging.
VE7JKZSO LP ALLWhere are the sunspots........?
VE7XFSO HP ALLDid somebody cut my coax on Sunday morning?
VK2CCCSO QRP 160MCould only operate during the first night as I had to leave next day for DX-pedition to Macao.
VK2GRSO LP ALLBand conditions poor, particularly contacts to Europe were very difficult from VK2!
VK3FMSA HP ALLSome contesters obviously prefer sending fast, rather than precisely.
VK4TTSO LP ALLG'day to all Ops in contest. Used " SD ' programme bu EI5DI worked very FB
VK8AVSO LP 40M100watts & GP is insufficient for a big score on 40M.
VU2PTTSO HP ALLRig: Icom 746 Pro + SB-200 Amp = 400 W Ant: Force 12 C3S Tri-bander @ 60', full-size 40m wire vertical with 1 elevated radial Log: N1MMLogger + Winkey USB WOW, what a contest! Just recovering from a bad flu and heavy doses of anti-biotics after last week's Bangalore Marathon run in which I participated. My 80m antenna could not go up due to the illness. Therefore, reduced my goals to: 1. Occupy the chair without dozing for 36 hours of the contest - DONE 2. Make at least 1 Million points - DONE 3. Shoot for 1000 QSOs - MISSED by 33 QSOs DAY 1 of the contest was pretty bad. Expected to have 800+ QSOs but ended up with only around 500. 15m which was supposed to be the money band never took off, attempts at starting a run there failed. I certainly wasted a lot of time trying to call CQ there. In fact, most of my time was spent on 15m for only 167 QSOs. It was like banging my head against a brick wall :0) Band Time Qs 40m 24% 96 20m 23% 554 15m 42% 166 10m 11% 151 All bands had weak and watery signals on Day 1, which was not expected. 10M opened between 0700-0900z to EU with good signals. 15m never real had much life and even the JAs were missing. In WPX SSB, the strategy of running JAs for prefixes worked, but not this time. Towards nightfall, 20m was staying alive with loud EU & US signals, well past the usual 1600z shutdown in this part of the world. Around 20z, over 30 US stations were worked and EU was also available. DAY 2 was pretty good with 10m open through the day to EU from my morning to night, around 0400-1400z. WOW! This sounds like the old days and the sunspots are certainly coming back with big signals out of EU. 15m never took off on Day 2 as well and failed to live up to expectations of the experience in other recent contests. 20m always gave a stream of QSOs but never at a rate greater than 70/hr. This was aggravated with most of EU pointing their beams to USA, and I was always fighting to get in through the back of the beam for many stations I called. 40m was a bit noisy and I was not in a real frame of mind to fight the QRN. A station improvement is planned in terms of a low noise receiving loop as the vertical is certainly noisy on receive. HIGHLIGHT: Finally worked California, USA after many years! The stations worked in quick succession around 1430z were K6TA, WO6T and W6FI with my beam on the Short path to the East coast. LOWLIGHT: As many noted, I needed many more repeats than usual this year with deep QSB & QRN. This seems to have been feature for many stations in this contest. Am I growing old at 43 or was it just conditions? Less time was spent on S&P which used to be my bread & butter in the LP category. In the HP category, i wanted to see how much of an improvement the amp and tribander were compared to the past 20+ years on LP :) And of course, occasionally fell into the DXing trap - finally worked OJ0J of all places, on 10m :) Ended the contest with a nice QSO with John K6AM @ ZF2AM. It was fun! Thanks for all the QSOs and hope to see you all in IARU. 73 de Prasad VU2PTT, W2PTT (ex-AF6DV)
VU2URSO LP 20MHAVE ENJOYED A SINGLE BAND ENTRY, WITH LOT OF POWER FAILURES AND FEW QSOs,. NICE ACTIVITY.
W0EBSO LP ALLForgot about this contest until Sunday morning -- probably not much of a score, but will work as a checklog anyway
W0ETTSO LP ALLVery nice condx on 20, 15 and even 10m! 20m into Eu in the afternoon/evening on Sat and Sun were very good. Hard to believe I made more contacts on 10m than on 15m and I put more time into the latter. Must have been that everyone was so pleased that 10m opened up to many parts of the states. 73 Ken, W0ETT
W0NVSO QRP 40MNext year the antenna will be more than a dipole up 30 ft in a tree. can't remember when I worked a contest in 30 years without a single JA. guess being a W6 has that advantage.
W0RAASO LP ALLI had a ball in this one. Mostly S&P, but 10 & 15 proved to be productive, and that made a difference. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks to all who gave me a contact and for their patience when QRM prevailed.
W0RSPSO QRP ALLSIERRA AT 4.5W, 30M DIPOLE UP 40FT, + C-POLE ON 40M; ROUGH!
W0TYSO HP ALL.Omni 6p with Titan amp / Th6Dxx / 256 dipole

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