CQ Contest sites: CQ WW CQ WPX CQ WW RTTY CQ WPX RTTY CQ 160 CQ VHF
CQ Logo

CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Soapbox Comments CW

Use * for wildcard search.
<< < Page 12 of 13 > >>
Call Category Comments
VC3C2CSO HP ALLPeople had great difficulty copying the call sign VC3C2C, probably because of band conditions. The Europeans did better with it but perhaps the skip was longer. 20M was the best band to be on and 15M opened briefly on Saturday afternoon. I had fun anyway with the times I could operate. 73 Drew
VE2EZDSO HP ALLFT-950+AL-811H+microHAM DIGI KEYER II
VE3MZDSA HP ALLdecember 30 2015
VE3XTAQ ALLAfter the CME it turned into a NA QSO party at my QTH
VE5SDHSO LP ALLthanks for the fun dispite the conditions this weekend and i had one antenna for all bands no tribander, and sorry about the dupes and having chemo last thursday didn&#039;t help me 73 Summer VE5SDH
VE6WRSO LP ALLthings were going great UNTIL - CME on Saturday afternoon -(
VE7BGPSO LP ALLI had a lot of fun operating this contest first with my FT-897D and then with my oldie IC-751A
VE7FOM2Wow, near as I can tell it&#039;s been 4 years since I made a serious entry in any of the major contests. Here&#039;s the story of the latest debacle at VE7FO. I had 3 objectives for this test. - Upgrade station to M/2 capability - Make a zillion points for Orcca DX &amp; Contesting Club to wrest the PNW Challenge Trophy from the Willammette Valley Club. - Give one of my ops (Guy, VA7GI) practice running. The upgrade consisted of - Clean up the shack to make room for the 2nd op position - Network 3 computers to run N1MM+ - Set up 2 K3&#039;s, each with MK II micro keyer - Install QRO BP filters and triplexer so both op positions could access the TH3 tribander (assuming there were Qs to be made on 15). Cleaning up the shack worked pretty well excpt that now there&#039;s no room to move around in the basement. Endless problems networking the computers. Nothing to do with N1MM, just couldn&#039;t get all the computers to see each other. So, it&#039;s Fri evening, the contest has been running for 6 hours and we&#039;ve got one op position functioning with N1MM set up for M/2. Filters and triplexr are installed and fans are running. Too tired and cranky to fiddle any more with the network so I got on to make some S&amp;P Qs. Somewhat hampered by lack of spots from Master. First Q at 0643Z on 20 was HG7T. That&#039;s pretty promising. Well, maybe not. The only EU I heard during the entire contest. Activity level seemed pretty low - lots of holes in the band if I wanted to run but too tired. Made a few Qs and went to bed. Sat am I decided to make some more Qs while waiting for an emergency visit by our network guru, VA7NF. Oh, oh. 20m BP filter sudenly showing very high SWR and making arcing sounds when power is greater than abou 4-500W. Connected filter to 1 kW dummy load - same problem. Bypassed filter - problem went away. Too upset to do much more than mope while waiting for VA7NF to arrive at 3 pm. Once here, he found that one of the computers had both an etherrnet connection to the cable modem and also a wireless one. Removal of the ethernet connection made the computers much happier and all of a sudden they could see each other. Went out for dinner to celebrate. Back at 9pm. Connected the amp directly to the tribander and made some Qs for a couple of hours. Grand total of 29. Sun am Guy (VA7GI) starts operating S&amp;P around 10 am and switches to running around 2 pm. Given that we were fresh meat, he suddenly found he had a pileup on his hands. Didn&#039;t take too long, after a certain amount of scrambling, for him to bring some order to the chaos. He left at 2:30 pm with 80 Qs in the log. I added another 20 and called it quits. Was it fun? No Will I be back? Yes 73 and thanks for your patience everybody Jim VE7FO
VK3IOSO LP ALLConditions were best on 40m, but not great for this part of the sun spot cycle. I only a few qso&#039;s this year as I had limited time available. 73&#039;s all
VK4ANSA LP 15Mantenna only 25&#039; high. Did the best I could with the propagation, location and category
VK4TTSO LP ALLUsed &quot;SD&quot; by EI5DI wkd vy FB
VK6RTSA LP 40MA hard one to do as my DX mate VK6VAX became a silent key a week before. Conditions same as my enthusiasm, poor. RIP Nick
VO1BQSO HP ALL500W with D3 Dipole on 20 and Vert on 40M
VP2ECChecklogGOT A GP VERT UP ON SATURDAY - ALL YAGIS ARE DOWN
VU2BGSSO LP 80MThe band was dead !No station was above s3~4
VU2GRMSA LP ALLThanks to the organisers for the good efforts
VU2URSO QRP 15MCONDITIONS WERE FAIR. BUT, POWER SUPPLY WAS NOT THERE FOR MOST OF THE TIME
W0ZPSO LP ALLGOOD CONTEST ! WIRE ANTS ONLY,BUT STILL FUN 73, WAYNE
W1AJTSA HP ALLOnly had 45 degrees of turning radius for hex due to tree branch - luckily facing EU. No power for 12 hours Sunday made the contest interesting :-) Missed Friday night. Very noisy on 80m here (S4-5) noisy but not as bad on 40m. EU much weaker Sunday afternoon compared to Saturday. Hope all had fun
W1DYJSA LP ALLStruggled with CW -- as usual!!!
W1MJSO QRP 20MI operated QRP portable on the shore of Narragansett, RI for about an hour
W2BEESO LP ALLCondx poor.. Had fun for a short time. Used the S&amp;P method
W2EGSO LP 40MConditions started out mediocre and got steadily worse, arriving at a poor plateau and remaining there &#039;til the end. I sure did get tired of listening to static crashes. Anyway, thanks all for the Q&#039;s. 73, Rich, W2EG
W2JEKSO QRP ALLvery poor conditions
W2TTSO LP ALLStarting to get this CW thing after 50 years!
W2VU/1SO QRP 40MOperating QRP from my car along the ocean in Acadia National Park, Maine. Heard lots of stations but only one heard me!
W3PHSO HP ALLConditions weren&#039;t great
W3YJSO QRP ALLFirst time entered this contest. Lots of fun operating QRP
W4GHVSO LP ALLic-7300
W4LTESA LP ALLLicensed Feb 2015 - Thanks for the contest, I really had fun
W6QUSO QRP ALLConditions hot on Friday night, and dead all day Sunday!
W6SFKChecklogCHECKLOG ONLY
W7DRASO HP 80MFIRST NIGHT BAND LOUSY SECOND NIGHT BAND WATERY BUT WITH SIGNALS USUAL RIG: SX71/BC453, ARC5 VFO DX20 EXCITER THREE 810S IN PARALLEL 500W, FULL WAVE INVERTED L
W8OVSO LP ALLEM13oa
W9ILYSA HP 20MConditions Friday night were outstanding! That was not to last!
W9WISO HP ALLSome transmitted serial numbers are duplicates due to power failure. Numbers in the QSO records DO reflect what was sent on the air. Numbers in the QSO: lines below *do* reflect what was sent on the air
WA1FCNSO LP 40MWell I did it this time.... Forgot to send in log!!!!
WA2FZBSA LP ALLToo many obligations on Memorial Day weekend. If only it were a month earlier
WA2VQVSO LP 40M75 WATTS TO MFJ-1788
WA6KHKSA HP ALLHad a medical situation. Had to go to urgent care. A wake up call!
WA6URYSO HP ALLOperated remote from Tokyo, Japan
WA8YSO HP ALLArthritis, I had to stop. Tried again late Sunday afternoon
WB0PYFSO LP ALLThanks for all the prefxes
WB7QMRSA LP ALLFlex6300, Dad&#039;s Trap Vert
WB8AKWSO HP ALLCondx not very good this year
WC4ESO LP ALLGood fun until A Index hit 50! It then became even a bigger challenge with dipoles @ 40&#039;. See you next year!
WD0TSO QRP ALLFun time, just a very part time effort to check antennas and SO2R setup. 73 God Bless!
WF3TSO HP 20MTS 590SG, Acom 2k, E/W and N/S dipoles. About 10 hours
WF6C/0SO LP ALL10w from hotel room in the downtown Denver urban canyon, operating between events of a wedding. First outing with my new KX2
WG4FOCAQ 80MMore activity is need on 80m.
<< < Page 12 of 13 > >>

 

Copyright © 2000-2018 World Wide Radio Operators Foundation. All Rights Reserved.