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KB5HPLSO LP ALLI had a great time this year! The bands were defintely open more on 40 & 80 this year.
KB7NSO HP ALLThanks for another WPX contest
KC0FUESO LP ALLFt 897 Alpha Delta DXEE
KC0NXBSO HP ALLThis is the first contest I have participated in, and it was fun. I have had my general license for about a year now.
KC0WCFSO LP ALLWorking DX Stations
KC6XSA HP ALLJust did the first 5 hours from the work QTH station. I'll hopefully have more time for the CW part next month.
KD0SMSHTwo new operators this time with their first contest operation. Was quite a bit of fun hearing all the great signals with lots of band activity. Thanks to everyone for their patience with those learning to operate in the contests.
KD2MUSO LP 20MDidn't have as much time this year, but still fun.
KD4D/3M2As usual, thanks to John Evans, N3HBX, for letting us invade the "farm" for the weekend. 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! 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.
KD7DCRSO HP 20MI have done some QSO Parties, this is my first BIG Contest with CQ. It was a hoot! Beats field day with all the overseas stations active, picked up almost enough for my first 100 Countries worked...Managed a couple of rare'er ones to boot! I'll Be Back, eh...
KD8CDCSO LP ALLMaximum power used is 100 W. Off Period between 1859 and 2256
KD8GKLSO LP ALLYaesu FT897D with random wire antenna and manual tuner
KE5LHCSO LP 20MOutput power was 100w. Buddipole horizontal dipole
KE6GFFSO LP 20MUsing Collins KWM380 barefoot.- KE6GFF
KE6KSO QRP ALLI've GOT to get a beam up!
KE8UMSA HP ALLTHIS WAS MY FIRST TIME IN THIS CONTEST. IT'S A LOT OF FUN. I WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR.
KF0X/7SO LP ALLIcom IC-7000, ground-mounted vertical, 100 watts
KG4WSO HP ALLPlease establish a (low band) category for this contest.
KG6DXSO HP 10M10 meters still has some life in it.
KG6RCWSO LP ALLThis was my first contest I did and all from a wire about 30 ' off the ground. Can't wait for the next one. 73 Tom kg6rcw
KI4MFSO HP ALLGtreat contest. Band conditions not great, but lots of folks on. Good exchange. Keep up the good work!
KI4ZGFSO HP 20MFirst contest
KI6JJWSO LP ALLNeighbors failing light wiped out 40 and 80 meters. Ouch.
KI6LZSO LP 20MWhere were the sunspots?
KJ4VOSO HP ALLTHANKS MARK FOR THE USE OF YOUR CALL. LOTS OF FUN NOT MANY KJ4's ON YET...FIRST DAY CONDX NOT GOOD BUT MADE UP FOR IT THE SECOND DAY.
KL7AIRMSHHad some trouble with the software and Band switching so expect we will lose some points. But was a great contest and all here had fun! See you Next Contest.
KO0USO HP ALLpretty much a domestic contest for me lowest number of Q's lowest mults = lowest score in years
KR7RKSA LP ALLThanks to the many DX stations willing to work to pull out the weak signals!
KS7TSO HP ALLJudging from some guys with 2 or 3k qsos- I guess there's a lot of stations I just never heard boxed in by mountains and only a G5RV now all bands!
KS9KSO LP ALLAs 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.
KW9LSO QRP 40MTHIS IS MY FIRST QRP SSB ATTEMPT. LOTS OF FUN, BUT BEST RESULTS EARLY AND LATE IN THE CONTEST. TENTEC ARGONAUT AND A DIPOLE AT 25 FEET.
KX5RWSO LP ALLGreat test this year!
KY4PSO HP ALLThis was my first WPX from the USA. Previously worked WPX from A22AA, S92SS, SV0LM & S9SS
LA6CFSO LP ALLDIDN'T KNOW I GOT OUT SO WELL ON SSB.....
LR1HSO LP 20Mvery good contest
LT5YSO HP ALLPor momentos regulares condiciones de propagacion, pero estuve interestante felicitaciones por el contest y mantenerlo.
LX1ERSO LP ALLSEE YOU NEXT YEAR AGAIN
LX7ISA HP ALLThis was not a serious entry! Just for fun to gsive some points to the freinds ! CU next Year ! Philippe LX2A / LX7I
LY2OUSO LP 160MTU for nice Contest.
LY3XSO LP ALLTnx for nice contest
LY4DXSO HP ALLSometimes very bad conditions, only local QSO
LZ130JASO LP 20MRIG: FT-100D 100W Ant: 4-El. Yagi
LZ1IKYSO LP ALLIC746PRO GP; DIPOLE W5GI
LZ2FMSO LP 40Mrig:ft100 ant:lw
M0BPQSO QRP ALLCame on to give a few points away. Some nice DX on 15m.
M0EZPSO LP 160MYaesu FT-747GX to base loaded Inverted-L Datong RF Clipper Awful results, think my aerial has turned into a dummy load!
M0MCXSO LP ALLI just dipped in and out this year for a bit of fun. Thanks to all for working me. Callum. M0MCX.
M0RNRSA HP ALLAnother enjoyable contest even though I only managed 10 hours of operating. Conditions to US, South and Central America were better than last year, much fun was had throughout.
M3ENFSO LP ALLMy 1st entry into CQ WPX - fantastic, loved every minute, can't wait for the next one!
M3OHISO LP ALLNo score entered as didn't want to get it wrong! First ever competition entry so apologies for errors Entries 101 & 103 duplicate ( see entries 25 & 58)

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