2022 CQ WPX CW Contest AK1W (K5ZD)

                    CQWW WPX Contest, CW - 2022

Call: AK1W
Operator(s): K5ZD
Station: K5ZD

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: W1
Operating Time (hrs): 24.7
OpMode: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
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  160:    0
   80:    0
   40:  617
   20: 1137
   15:  781
   10:   49
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Total: 2584  Prefixes = 973  Total Score = 6,442,233

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:

Just for fun.  No antennas were available for 160 or 80m.  Just a low tribander for 10m.

Thought we were going to get t-storms on Sat afternoon, but they stopped just before they got to us.

Conditions were mixed. Missed the activity and multipliers from Ukraine and Russia. Worked 2 EW stations, 5 UA, and 1 UA9. The score includes those QSOs and mults.

This will not be a golden log.  Lots of serial numbers I am not sure about.

Station

K3 + AL-1200
K3 + AL-1500
 40m: 40-2CD @110′
 20m: 205CA @100′/50'
 15m: 155ca @66′/33'
 10m: TH7DXX @ 40′
WriteLog software, MK2R+ SO2R box 

Rates

QSO/Pref by hour and band

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

0000Z  -+-   --+--   87/74   --+--   15/15   --+--  102/89    102/89  
0100Z   -      -     63/49   67/41    4/4      -    134/94    236/183 
0200Z   -      -     52/37   67/40     -       -    119/77    355/260 
0300Z   -      -     66/42   46/33     -       -    112/75    467/335 
0400Z   -      -     47/28   58/24     -       -    105/52    572/387 
0500Z   -      -     42/15    5/3      -       -     47/18    619/405  30
0600Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0     619/405  60
0700Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0     619/405  60
0800Z  -+-   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     619/405  60
0900Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0     619/405  60
1000Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0     619/405  60
1100Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0     619/405  60
1200Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0     619/405  60
1300Z   -      -       -     66/30   56/21     -    122/51    741/456   7
1400Z   -      -       -     56/17   63/18     -    119/35    860/491 
1500Z   -      -       -      1/1    57/17   33/21   91/39    951/530 
1600Z  -+-   --+--   --+--   29/8    48/20   --+--   77/28   1028/558  21
1700Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1028/558  60
1800Z   -      -       -     79/29   19/3      -     98/32   1126/590  19
1900Z   -      -       -    104/31   11/3      -    115/34   1241/624 
2000Z   -      -       -    103/46   10/7      -    113/53   1354/677 
2100Z   -      -       -     62/19   47/25     -    109/44   1463/721 
2200Z   -      -       -     16/8     9/3      -     25/11   1488/732  39
2300Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1488/732  60
0000Z  -+-   --+--   --+--    3/2     1/0    --+--    4/2    1492/734  58
0100Z   -      -     29/13   26/7      -       -     55/20   1547/754 
0200Z   -      -     79/17   14/8    11/2     5/2   109/29   1656/783 
0300Z   -      -     25/10   36/14     -       -     61/24   1717/807  14
0400Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1717/807  60
0500Z   -      -      1/1    23/4      -       -     24/5    1741/812  47
0600Z   -      -     18/3    51/17     -       -     69/20   1810/832   6
0700Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1810/832  60
0800Z  -+-   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1810/832  60
0900Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1810/832  60
1000Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1810/832  60
1100Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1810/832  60
1200Z   -      -       -      1/0     1/0      -      2/0    1812/832  56
1300Z   -      -       -      1/0   130/11     -    131/11   1943/843 
1400Z   -      -       -     23/4    72/11     -     95/15   2038/858 
1500Z   -      -       -     12/4   100/16     -    112/20   2150/878 
1600Z  -+-   --+--   --+--   37/12   51/2    --+--   88/14   2238/892 
1700Z   -      -       -     11/7    13/5     4/1    28/13   2266/905  31
1800Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2266/905  60
1900Z   -      -       -     43/13   17/5      -     60/18   2326/923   6
2000Z   -      -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2326/923  60
2100Z   -      -      1/1    30/6    23/8     7/2    61/17   2387/940   3
2200Z   -      -     16/8    55/15   11/3      -     82/26   2469/966 
2300Z   -      -     91/4    12/3    12/0      -    115/7    2584/973 

Total: 0/0    0/0  617/302 1137/446 781/199  49/26

Tower Replacement Project

I want to put up another 40m beam. Not comfortable doing it on the Rohn 25G tower that I have.

Tower 2
Tower 2, September 2018

September 2021

I had the opportunity to obtain 100′ of Rohn 45G from John K1AE. He lives about an hour from me. Making multiple trips and with a lot of help from YCCC club members, I was able to get the tower down over a 4-week span. I also purchased a Cushcraft 40-2CD that he had on the ground. I rented a U-Haul van to transport everything (tower, guy wires, beam) home.

Tower kit
New tower and accessories

October 2021

Took advantage of some nice Fall weather to touch up some rubbed and rusted spots on the tower so it was ready to go.

December 2021

A tree falls over and lands on one end of the stack of 40-2CD aluminum. Argh. The only “safe” place for antennas is in the air!

April 15, 2022

With the 3-day Easter holiday, I solicited help on the YCCC email list. Received a lot of generous responses and offers to help.

Martin AA1ON, Mark KA1YQC, and John NN1SS came down and we got started.  We made much more progress than I expected – removing all antennas and getting down to the 60’ level. 

In order, we removed:

  • 80m dipole (freeing it up from the tree that had captured the feedline)
  • 80m 4-square that was hanging from ropes strung out from the tower
  • 40m sloper
  • 160m shunt feed
  • Two 4-ele Cushcraft 10m beams that were side-mounted
  • 30m dipole
  • 6-ele 10m beam
  • Rotator

We corkscrewed the beams down the tower. 10 meter beams are so easy to manipulate…

Weather was sunny and nice, except for the occasional gusts over 25mph.  Nothing like being 80’ up with the top set of guys removed and the wind deciding to blow harder.

One lesson learned.  When a tower is a bit floppy, it is hard to get the sections to wiggle apart.  NN1SS brought a Tower Jack and that saved the day.  Sections that were more stable close to a guy wire wiggled right apart.

After everyone left, I took advantage of the nice weather to prepare the guys at 60′ for removal and installed the temporary guys at the 10′ level.

Tower at 60 feet
Stopping point

April 16, 2022

When I installed this tower in 1994 I had purchased a 1/4″ wall 12′ steel mast. Weighs just over 100 pounds. Never used it. Has been imprisoned in the tower ever since. I was a bit worried if the two of us would be able to handle it.

Martin arrived about 9am, and we had the last 60’ down in about 2 hours. We pulled the mast out of the tower when we got to the 20′ level. I won’t say it was easy, but the two of us managed it without incident.

Tower base
Tower is down

We were so far ahead of schedule that we had just finished when Ken WO1N arrived. I feel bad for letting him make the drive down.

I am now without antennas for 80, 30, and 10 meters. The crazy things we do to be just a little bit louder.  🙂

April 19, 2022

Made a run to visit Dave K1ZZ and pick up a 40-2CD antenna that he had been storing for Mark K1RO. “Storing” for the past 25 years! The antenna was in great shape and, after some hardware replacement, will soon be at the top of the new tower.

April 21, 2022

My friend Ron brought over his chainsaw and we took on the job of removing trees that had been growing into the guy wires. Always afraid of cutting down trees near a tower, so wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to clear things out a bit. Was perfect weather for getting the job done.

Cutting trees
Ron cutting down one of the trees

These were big trees. Glad to get them down before the leaves came out.

April 23. 2022

Another great day to get some work done.

The original tower base was big enough to support Rohn 45, but I wanted to make the base a bit bigger to provide more support. Let me just say it is a long carry to get concrete from the driveway near the house to the tower base. A 350′ carry that is uphill all the way.

Mission accomplished.

Tower base
Enhanced tower base

May 3, 2022

Spent some time taking the 40-2CD from K1RO apart and cleaning it up.

40-2CD in pieces
40-2CD cleaned up and ready for assembly

May 17, 2022

After two weekends lost due to some international business travel, it was time to get back to work. Started making up the Phillystran portions of the guy wires. Hard to believe DX Engineering gets 270′ of Phillystran on that small spool!

Phillystran and accessories
Phillystran and accessories

Will use Phillystran on the top two sets of guys. 60′ for the top set and 30′ for the middle set. Will go with steel wire broken up every 28′ for the bottom set. Why 28′? Because that is the length the guy wires from K1AE were already made.

May 20, 2022

Mark KA1YQC came over and we hauled a few Rohn 45G sections up to the tower location. Then we put up the first section of the tower and installed the temporary guy wires at the 10′ level. Made everything tight and straight.

First section with temporary guys
First section with temporary guys

Spent the rest of the evening wrangling guy wires. Added the steel portion to the Phillystran. Replaced a few pieces of guy wire that showed signs of age.

Guy wire prep
Guy wire prep

Ready to start stacking tower for real tomorrow.

May 21, 2022

Joe KM1P, John KF1KI, and Spence AB1HO arrived to a cloudy and cool morning around 10 am. We quickly got 4 sections stacked up and the first set of guys attached by a little after noon. The clouds cleared and it became noticeably hotter. We finished tightening the first set of guys and removed the temporaries. By 1:30 it was hot and we had enough.

Up to first guy point
Up to the first guy wire attachment

One thing that slowed us down was guy wire lengths. The steel guys were broken up every 28 feet. When we pulled them out to the North and Southwest guy points, the insulator landed right at the turnbuckle. We had to undo the guy grip and change the length of the final segment from 28 to 22 feet. I probably should have done more math and anticipated this issue in advance…

May 22, 2022

It was a sunny warm day when Martin AA1ON, Mark KA1YQC, and Lars KE1J arrived around 9 am. The forecast was for temperatures into the 90s. I was a bit surprised everyone showed up!

Ground crew at work
Tower view of the ground crew

Each new section was the same dance. Set up gin pole. Ground crew cleans out tower legs and puts in White Lithium grease. Pull up section. Get the sections to mate. Put in the small bolt for each leg (Rohn 45G has a large bolt and a small one for each leg). Then put in the large bolt for each. A drift pin is an essential tool for getting the holes to align. And a hammer to help the bolts power through the holes. Then tighten the bolts for each leg. Reposition the gin pole and repeat.

Drift pin
Drift pin for aligning tower bolt holes

We added 3 more sections, reaching the 70′ level. The second guy bracket was at 65′. The second set of guys had 30′ of Phillystran and then steel broken up with insulators down to the anchor. There were two guy wires where an insulator happened to be in the wrong place and required modification. We methodically made our way around the 3 guy points tightening turnbuckles while confirming the tower was still straight. The Loos tension gauge confirmed the guys were at the proper tension.

We took a short break as it was starting to get very warm.

KA1YQC, AA1ON, KE1J
Mark KA1YQC, Martin AA1ON, and Lars KE1J (l-r)

Back up the tower to do the next 3 sections. We had decided to put the rotator plate and the guy bracket on the top section so I wouldn’t have to assemble them on the tower. Great idea, but the extra weight, and the 90′ pull, almost put the ground crew into the red zone. Of course, when the section got up there, it didn’t want to mate to the previous section. This required another heave to pull it off so I could spin it and try again. Oh, did I mention the wind came up while this happening?! I tried not to notice the subtle rocking that was taking place without the top set of guys in place yet… Nothing better than to get the legs aligned and then hear that satisfying thump when the section drops down to its proper place.

K5ZD on tower
K5ZD digging through the tool bag looking for bolts (KA1YQC photo)

The ground crew did a great job. The breeze I was feeling on top of the tower was not so much down at ground level. The guys were pretty spent when we decided to stop.

100' tower
Stopping point for the day. 100 feet

An empty tower is like a blank canvas. Ready for something great to be created. It was a very good day of progress. Tower only needs to have the top plate installed to be complete.

Looking up the tower
Looking up the tower

June 1, 2022

Finally back to working on the 40-2CD. The main work was to replace the aluminum truss Cushcraft provides with some stainless steel cable and hardware.

Assembly zone
Assembly zone

June 6, 2022

Guy wire day. Focused on keeping the tower straight while also getting each guy wire to the proper tension as measured with the Loos Tension Gauge. Had one guy wire that needed to be adjusted as the turnbuckle had run out of room.

June 7-9, 2022

Rebuilding the 40-2CD. Carefully measured out each piece. Added reinforcement tubing inside the elements as possible. A dab of SS Jet 30 at each joint for long term connectivity. Also a stainless steel sheet metal screw to keep the pieces from coming undone.

I could not get the driven element pieces off of the center insulator. The only way to get the reinforcement piece in was to measure, mark it, then drive the piece of aluminum down the inside of each element. Had to be careful not to push it in too far as there was not going to be a way to get it back out. Added additional reinforcement to the first few element joints. The element is much less floppy than before the modification. It’s not the full W6QHS treatment, but hopefully, it helps with long-term survivability.

Two elements ready to go

June 10, 2022

Hauled the boom and elements up to the tower. Assembled everything to make sure I had not missed anything. The 40 is ready.

40-2CD assembled

SWR looks good, but hard to know with the antenna so close to the ground.

SWR with antenna at 5′

Jun 11, 2022

I was up early making final preparations for the 40m beam. Got the choke installed and enough feedline to get just above the top plate. I have learned the hard way not to end up with a coax joint in the middle of the rotator loop!

Trying something different with the choke. K3LR has reported some improvement in the choking impedance if the choke is separated from the boom. I put the choke inside PVC and used some rubber spacers to get it about an inch away. Maybe not quite enough separation, but good mechanically.

Choke mounting and feed point

Martin AA1ON, Mark KA1YQC, and John KF1KI arrived around 10am. A bit of a delay as I made multiple trips back to the house for forgotten tools or parts. Started climbing around 10:40am.

First order of business was to install the top plate.

Tower is topped out

I had not fully accounted for the size of the rotator when I selected the original location of the rotator shelf. Took a few minutes to move it down one rung.

Then it was time for the mast. The ground crew hauled it up the tower without incident. They said it was much easier than the top section with guy bracket was! It was then that I discovered another engineering error on my part… the clamp holding the rope onto the mast hit the gin pole pulley with another 4″ of needed height still to go. Arrrggh! Luckily it was just close enough that I could lift the mast onto the top plate. After several tries and some colorful language, I was able to lever the mast up to the thrust bearing, then the bolt, then to the rotary part, and finally, with one huge grunt, lifted it over the edge and into the hole. Mission accomplished! I was determined not to make the guys have to lower the mast and lift it again. But, it was probably not the smartest approach. Next time, measure first!

Next up was to raise the 40-2CD. There is a pine tree that reaches in just enough that I wasn’t sure I would be able to easily corkscrew the antenna up the tower. Those capacitance hat rods on each element seem to always find any obstruction. I made the decision to assemble the beam on the tower. We pulled the driven element up first, then attached it to the tower with a strap and carabiner. Then repeated for the boom and reflector. I then attached the elements to each end of the boom.

K5ZD attaching the reflector element to the boom (KA1YQC photo)

Once the elements were attached, it was simply a matter of rotating the antenna to horizontal and dropping it onto the mast. The team on the ground was very impressed with the maneuver and how well it worked out.

K5ZD attaches the completed antenna to the mast (KA1YQC photo)

With the antenna secure, a call went out for the antenna analyzer to be sent up to see some early results. The SWR was very good, with the resonant frequency about 20 Khz lower than expected. Is it worth trying to adjust the driven element length?

SWR curve of the antenna at 100′

Of course, once we think everything is done and are ready to declare success, I noticed a small problem with the way I had assembled the driven element. It is shifted about 1/2″ to one side, making the feed point attachment uncomfortably close to the u-bolt. Maybe not a big problem, but the u-bolt was a bit crooked. This will get fixed during a future session when we are ready to raise up the 10 meter Yagi.

June 15, 2022

I was joined by Mark KA1YQC to make the trip up to K1AE to pick up some 7/8″ hardline and the remaining pieces of another 40-2CD. We were met there by John NN1SS who helped load things into the U-Haul.

This is some serious hardline. I just hope there is enough to get a single piece that goes from the shack to the 10m beams that will be on the new tower (250+ feet). And that I can find some connectors!

Hardline and 40-2CD parts

June 18, 2022

I was joined today by Martin AA1ON, John NN1SS, Mark KA1YQC, and Spence AB1HO. It was a very cool day for mid June with a high temperature expected only in the mid-’60s. We had a stiff breeze from the NW once I cleared the top of the trees.

The first job was to fix the 40m driven element mounting. Popped the 40 off the top of the mast and was easily able to get to the feed point and slide it over about half an inch. Then popped it back on.

We brought up the Yaesu G-2800 rotator so I wouldn’t have to untie the rope until it was installed. We then raised the mast. This went very well, except for the few times I made the ground crew back up a bit because I didn’t tie the rope in the right place or forgot to tape the coax as the 40-2CD went up. Once the mast cleared the rotator plate, I was able to insert the rotator easily into the tower. I had a bit of an incident while putting the bolts in. I had left them in the plastic bag as they came from Yaesu. At one point I turned my hand so the plastic back dumped a few bits. They fluttered to the ground and left me one bolt short of having all I needed. Argh!

The DX Engineering thrust bearing to hold the mast at the top of the tower is a thing of beauty. But, the opening is slightly bigger than my 2″ steel mast. This put all of the weight on the 3 stainless steel bolts. Since the mast is so heavy, I didn’t want to take any chance it would slip. I added a safety u-bolt around the mast.

Safety u-bolt to help secure the mast at the thrust bearing

With the rotator secure, I climbed down for a break and to prep the 10m beam to go up. It was mostly ready, but I wanted to check the SWR before we got too far. Pulled the antenna up to about 20′ and the SWR minimum was way below the band. Not sure how that happened since the antenna was unchanged from how it came down 8 weeks earlier. We lowered the beam and started messing with the gamma match at the feed point. In the end, I think we shortened the driven element by 2″ or so on each side and moved the gamma shorting rod about a half inch. Looks much better on the AA-54, but not sure what we may have done to the performance…

The antenna easily corkscrewed up the tower and was bolted to the mast.

K5ZD finalizes installation of the 6-el 10m
K5ZD finalizes installation of the 6-el 10m.
A look down the boom of the 10m beam after installation
The 10m beam is installed and ready for action.

Up came the antenna analyzer and it was great to see both antennas had the expected SWR.

SWR of 40-2CD at 109'
SWR of 40-2CD at 109′
SWR of 10m beam at 100'
SWR of 10m beam at 100′

It’s always nice to come off the tower and get to take that first look up to see the result.

View up the tower with 10 and 40m beams installed
Another milestone achieved!

The heavy work was done so we headed off to the local hamburger place to celebrate.

June 24, 2022

Dragged the rotator cable up the tower and connected up the rotator. One continuos 350 foot piece of control cable to reach the shack. Was a bit disappointed to find the rotator would not turn. I had tested the full length of cable before I put it up, but maybe the wiring inside the connector at the rotator lost a wire… disappointed.

June 25, 2022

Field Day weekend. Perfect time to make progress on antennas. I spent some time trying to diagnose the rotator problem. Finally tracked it down to a connection at my cable panel where everything comes into the house. Argh. Very happy to see beams turning!

K5ZD ready to run some cables up the tower
Ready to run some cables up the tower

Inspired, I climbed the tower to run coax cables for the 10m and 40m beams down to ground level. These connected up to the existing cables back to the shack. Field Day offered the perfect test for the new antennas. 40m worked great. Unfortunately, 10m was stone cold dead. Not even an FT8 signal! On Sunday the band was open and the 10m was confirmed to be working.

July 1, 2022

Mark KA1YQC came over to help get the 80m dipole reinstalled. This dipole goes between the two towers and required a bit of rope work to get the antenna tuned to the correct frequency and then worked around the trees. Nice to see a flat dipole at the 90′ level. This gets me back on all bands.

80m dipole going between the towers
80m dipole going between the towers

Mark also brought over a Cushcraft A3WS that he doesn’t need. This is a 12/17 meter duobander. I have never had antennas for those bands so excited to get it in the air and chase some new DXCC band credits.

July 4, 2022

Built the A3WS and made some QSOs on it at the 5′ level to confirm it was ready for action.

Cushcraft A3WS awaiting final installation
Cushcraft A3WS awaiting final installation

July 16, 2022

Mark KA1YQC came over today. The first task was to install the A3WS at the 30′ level on Tower 3. Decided not to put it at the top of this tower due to 1) concern about its wind survivability, and 2) don’t want to risk any interaction with the 10 and the 40.

A3WS fixed NE at 30'
A3WS fixed NE at 30′

That decision freed us up to install the 80m 4 square rigging. This consists of running a rope out from the top of the tower in 4 directions and then using that to hold the top of the verticals. Can’t quite get enough height to make them vertical, but enough so they work.

80m vertical hanging from catenary line
80m vertical hanging from a catenary line

We had just enough energy to confirm the tuning on a Cushcraft 4 element 10 meter beam and raise it to the 70′ level.

K5ZD attaching the 4-ele 10m to the tower
K5ZD attaching the 4-ele 10m to the tower (KA1YQC photo)

July 23, 2022

Found some hardline connectors on e-Bay. Took me a few tries to figure out the proper way to install them (minimal instructions were provided). LDF5-50A 7/8″ hardline should provide a significant improvement in loss over the previous feedline. The second run of 7/8″ will go to the tower with the TH7, A3WS, and 6m beam.

New hardline connector and cable entrance

July 24, 2022

Continued working on trying to convert two and a half used 40-2CD antennas into the parts for a new one. The biggest challenge is getting the driven element separated from the insulator (used a hammer), and getting the reflector and boom pieces apart.

Then I washed everything and start reinforcing per the W6QHS article recommendations. Having the extra element pieces was very helpful.

40-2CD parts staging after cleanup
40-2CD parts staging after cleanup

Audio – K5ZD ARRL DX SSB 2022

K5ZD (op. K5ZD) in the Single Operator Unlimited (Assisted) Category, High Power. Read the post-contest writeup.

This was an SO2R operation. The audio is the same as heard by the operator. When headphones are ‘split’, the left channel is from the left side radio and the right channel is from the right side radio. The sidetone audio is very low so you may not always be able to hear what is being sent.

Click here to view a copy of the log.

Use the links to the right of each hour to access the recording for that hour of the contest.

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

0000Z  --+--   14/12    7/7    23/15    1/1    --+--   45/35     45/35    <Listen>
0100Z   3/3    26/13   31/16   30/10     -       -     90/42    135/77    <Listen>
0200Z   4/4     3/2    30/18   11/3      -       -     48/27    183/104   <Listen>
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     183/104    off
0400Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     183/104    off
0500Z   3/3    28/6     8/6     7/3      -       -     46/18    229/122   <Listen>
0600Z   6/6    11/5    63/15    3/1      -       -     83/27    312/149   <Listen>
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     312/149    off
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     312/149    off
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     312/149    off
1000Z   2/2     4/3     8/4    55/22     -       -     69/31    381/180   <Listen>
1100Z    -       -      1/1   162/13     -       -    163/14    544/194   <Listen>
1200Z    -       -       -    105/9    31/23     -    136/32    680/226   <Listen>
1300Z    -       -       -     11/1   119/32    5/3   135/36    815/262   <Listen>
1400Z    -       -       -       -    145/15   21/8   166/23    981/285   <Listen>
1500Z    -       -       -       -       -      3/2     3/2     984/287   <Listen>
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    5/0     9/6    14/6     998/293   <Listen>
1700Z    -       -       -       -    123/3    31/16  154/19   1152/312   <Listen>
1800Z    -       -       -     51/2    66/3     6/3   123/8    1275/320   <Listen>
1900Z    -       -       -     88/8    15/6     9/0   112/14   1387/334   <Listen>
2000Z    -       -       -      1/1     2/1     4/0     7/2    1394/336   <Listen>
2100Z    -       -       -      3/3     6/3      -      9/6    1403/342   <Listen>
2200Z    -       -       -     28/1    15/1    11/4    54/6    1457/348   <Listen>
2300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1457/348    off
0000Z  --+--    2/1    --+--   10/1    --+--   --+--   12/2    1469/350   <Listen>
0100Z   1/1     5/1     6/1     3/2      -       -     15/5    1484/355   <Listen>
0200Z    -      4/1     4/0      -       -       -      8/1    1492/356   <Listen>
0300Z   8/3     4/0     9/2      -       -       -     21/5    1513/361   <Listen>
0400Z   4/3    27/7     6/3      -       -       -     37/13   1550/374   <Listen>
0500Z   4/1    40/6     2/0      -       -       -     46/7    1596/381   <Listen>
0600Z   2/0     8/0      -       -       -       -     10/0    1606/381   <Listen>
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1606/381    off
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1606/381    off
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1606/381    off
1000Z   1/1     3/1     3/0    51/1      -       -     58/3    1664/384   <Listen>
1100Z    -       -      3/0   104/5      -       -    107/5    1771/389   <Listen>
1200Z    -       -       -    120/3     7/0      -    127/3    1898/392   <Listen>
1300Z    -       -       -     53/1    23/2     1/1    77/4    1975/396   <Listen>
1400Z    -       -       -     45/2    36/4      -     81/6    2056/402   <Listen>
1500Z    -       -       -     17/0    21/0    12/1    50/1    2106/403   <Listen>
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--  151/1     8/3   159/4    2265/407   <Listen>
1700Z    -       -       -       -    106/4     1/0   107/4    2372/411   <Listen>
1800Z    -       -       -     14/0     9/1     7/1    30/2    2402/413   <Listen>
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2402/413    off
2000Z    -       -       -     58/2     9/1     7/1    74/4    2476/417   <Listen>
2100Z    -       -       -     17/4    21/1    15/0    53/5    2529/422   <Listen>
2200Z    -       -     84/6     1/0     2/0     1/0    88/6    2617/428   <Listen>
2300Z    -      6/0     6/1    13/0    19/1      -     44/2    2661/430   <Listen>

Total: 38/27  185/58  271/80 1084/113 932/103 151/49 

Audio – K5ZD ARRL DX CW 2022

K5ZD (op. K5ZD) in the Single Operator Category, High Power. Read the post-contest writeup.

This was an SO2R operation. The audio is the same as heard by the operator. When headphones are ‘split’, the left channel is from the left side radio and the right channel is from the right side radio. The sidetone audio is very low so you may not always be able to hear what is being sent.

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Use the links to the right of each hour to access the recording for that hour of the contest.

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

0000Z  --+--   --+--   92/24    8/8    12/4    --+--  112/36    112/36   <Listen>*
0100Z    -     44/22   64/8    16/6      -       -    124/36    236/72   <Listen>
0200Z    -     62/7    39/13     -       -       -    101/20    337/92   <Listen>
0300Z  55/30   33/4     6/1      -       -       -     94/35    431/127  <Listen>
0400Z   6/3    50/4    45/3      -       -       -    101/10    532/137  <Listen>
0500Z   5/1    37/3    18/2      -       -       -     60/6     592/143  <Listen>
0600Z    -     18/6    97/6      -       -       -    115/12    707/155  <Listen>
0700Z    -     11/3    84/2      -       -       -     95/5     802/160  <Listen>
0800Z   2/2     5/2    60/5     1/0    --+--   --+--   68/9     870/169  <Listen>
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     870/169   off
1000Z   1/1     1/0      -     42/16     -       -     44/17    914/186  <Listen>
1100Z    -       -      7/3   163/15     -       -    170/18   1084/204  <Listen>
1200Z    -       -       -     92/6   125/29     -    217/35   1301/239  <Listen>
1300Z    -       -       -     11/2   200/17     -    211/19   1512/258  <Listen>
1400Z    -       -       -     28/0   166/7     8/6   202/13   1714/271  <Listen>
1500Z    -       -       -       -    151/3    12/7   163/10   1877/281  <Listen>
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   55/1    89/3    11/3   155/7    2032/288  <Listen>
1700Z    -       -       -    158/7     6/2      -    164/9    2196/297  <Listen>
1800Z    -       -       -    103/2    11/0      -    114/2    2310/299  <Listen>
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2310/299   off
2000Z    -       -       -     30/2    13/5      -     43/7    2353/306  <Listen>
2100Z    -       -       -     59/4    11/6    11/4    81/14   2434/320  <Listen>
2200Z    -       -     54/2     5/3     2/0      -     61/5    2495/325  <Listen>
2300Z    -       -     86/4    10/4     3/0      -     99/8    2594/333  <Listen>
0000Z   1/0    37/1    21/3     8/2    --+--   --+--   67/6    2661/339  <Listen>
0100Z  11/3    18/1    12/3      -       -       -     41/7    2702/346  <Listen>
0200Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2702/346   off
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2702/346   off
0400Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2702/346   off
0500Z  45/4      -     53/1      -       -       -     98/5    2800/351  <Listen>
0600Z    -     52/1    53/3      -       -       -    105/4    2905/355  <Listen>
0700Z   1/0    19/3    46/0      -       -       -     66/3    2971/358  <Listen>
0800Z   2/0     1/0    19/0    --+--   --+--   --+--   22/0    2993/358  <Listen>
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2993/358   off
1000Z    -      3/1     1/0    50/0      -       -     54/1    3047/359  <Listen>
1100Z    -       -      1/0   182/5      -       -    183/5    3230/364  <Listen>
1200Z    -       -       -     69/0   112/1     3/2   184/3    3414/367  <Listen>
1300Z    -       -       -       -    165/4     8/3   173/7    3587/374  <Listen>
1400Z    -       -       -      7/0   113/2     6/3   126/5    3713/379  <Listen>
1500Z    -       -       -    113/1    21/1      -    134/2    3847/381  <Listen>
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   70/1    46/2    --+--  116/3    3963/384  <Listen>
1700Z    -       -       -     62/1    24/3     6/1    92/5    4055/389  <Listen>
1800Z    -       -       -       -       -      8/2     8/2    4063/391  <Listen>
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -      5/0     5/0    4068/391  <Listen>
2000Z    -       -       -     53/2    11/6     2/0    66/8    4134/399  <Listen>
2100Z    -       -      5/0    12/5      -       -     17/5    4151/404  <Listen>
2200Z    -       -     60/3      -     17/0     1/1    78/4    4229/408  <Listen>
2300Z    -     10/2    18/0     3/0     5/0      -     36/2    4265/410  <Listen>

Total: 129/44 401/60  941/86 1410/93 1303/95   81/32 

* Recording starts at 0029z

2022 ARRL DX Contest SSB K5ZD

                    ARRL DX Contest, SSB - 2022

Call: K5ZD
Operator(s): K5ZD
Station: K5ZD

Class: SOUAB HP
QTH: MA
Operating Time (hrs): 29.4
OpMode: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
  160:   38    27
   80:  185    58
   40:  271    80
   20: 1084   113
   15:  932   103
   10:  151    49
-------------------
Total: 2661   430  Total Score = 3,432,690

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments

A few quick observations.

Activity seemed to be way down the first day.  Especially from Europe.  A bit better on Sunday.

Sunday morning was strange.  I had a long stretch on 20m where there were no signals in my passband.  Lots of unanswered CQs followed by loud Europeans calling in.

Could not get a frequency on 15 meters Sunday morning.  Even when I got one I wasn’t getting answers.  Kept having to go back to 20m.

Felt like I was 100 miles too far north all weekend.  The guys down south were first through all the pileups.  Even on the low bands.

So many South American stations on 10m!  Great to see.

Operated more than I meant to.  Mixed with the poor conditions were some really interesting openings.

I did record the contest and have posted the log and audio files on my website.

Station

K3 + AL-1200
K3 + AL-1500

160m: 1/4-wave GP, shunt fed tower
80m: 4 square, dipole
40m: 40-2CD @110′
20m: 205CA @100′/50′
15m: 155ca @66′/33′
10m: 6-el @ 90’
South: Th7DXX @ 40′

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Rates

QSO/DX by hour and band

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

0000Z  --+--   14/12    7/7    23/15    1/1    --+--   45/35     45/35    25
0100Z   3/3    26/13   31/16   30/10     -       -     90/42    135/77 
0200Z   4/4     3/2    30/18   11/3      -       -     48/27    183/104   15
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     183/104   60
0400Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     183/104   60
0500Z   3/3    28/6     8/6     7/3      -       -     46/18    229/122   23
0600Z   6/6    11/5    63/15    3/1      -       -     83/27    312/149
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     312/149   60
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     312/149   60
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     312/149   60
1000Z   2/2     4/3     8/4    55/22     -       -     69/31    381/180    9
1100Z    -       -      1/1   162/13     -       -    163/14    544/194
1200Z    -       -       -    105/9    31/23     -    136/32    680/226
1300Z    -       -       -     11/1   119/32    5/3   135/36    815/262
1400Z    -       -       -       -    145/15   21/8   166/23    981/285
1500Z    -       -       -       -       -      3/2     3/2     984/287   58
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    5/0     9/6    14/6     998/293   52
1700Z    -       -       -       -    123/3    31/16  154/19   1152/312
1800Z    -       -       -     51/2    66/3     6/3   123/8    1275/320
1900Z    -       -       -     88/8    15/6     9/0   112/14   1387/334
2000Z    -       -       -      1/1     2/1     4/0     7/2    1394/336   41
2100Z    -       -       -      3/3     6/3      -      9/6    1403/342   43
2200Z    -       -       -     28/1    15/1    11/4    54/6    1457/348    8
2300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1457/348   60
0000Z  --+--    2/1    --+--   10/1    --+--   --+--   12/2    1469/350   43
0100Z   1/1     5/1     6/1     3/2      -       -     15/5    1484/355   37
0200Z    -      4/1     4/0      -       -       -      8/1    1492/356   51
0300Z   8/3     4/0     9/2      -       -       -     21/5    1513/361
0400Z   4/3    27/7     6/3      -       -       -     37/13   1550/374
0500Z   4/1    40/6     2/0      -       -       -     46/7    1596/381
0600Z   2/0     8/0      -       -       -       -     10/0    1606/381   46
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1606/381   60
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1606/381   60
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1606/381   60
1000Z   1/1     3/1     3/0    51/1      -       -     58/3    1664/384   26
1100Z    -       -      3/0   104/5      -       -    107/5    1771/389
1200Z    -       -       -    120/3     7/0      -    127/3    1898/392
1300Z    -       -       -     53/1    23/2     1/1    77/4    1975/396
1400Z    -       -       -     45/2    36/4      -     81/6    2056/402
1500Z    -       -       -     17/0    21/0    12/1    50/1    2106/403
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--  151/1     8/3   159/4    2265/407
1700Z    -       -       -       -    106/4     1/0   107/4    2372/411
1800Z    -       -       -     14/0     9/1     7/1    30/2    2402/413   29
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2402/413   60
2000Z    -       -       -     58/2     9/1     7/1    74/4    2476/417   10
2100Z    -       -       -     17/4    21/1    15/0    53/5    2529/422
2200Z    -       -     84/6     1/0     2/0     1/0    88/6    2617/428
2300Z    -      6/0     6/1    13/0    19/1      -     44/2    2661/430

Total: 38/27  185/58  271/80 1084/113 932/103 151/49 

Best 60 minutes: 202 @ 05-Mar-2022 13:32

Worked on 6 bands (16):

CQ8M ED5R ED7W ED8W FY5KE HI3T IB8A PJ2T PJ4G TI7W TM6M TO3Z V26K VP5M ZF1A ZF5T

Worked on 5 bands: 25

Most Worked Countries

          160M    80M    40M    20M    15M    10M   Total
     I       3     15     28    133    129      8     316
    DL       1     21     25    108    128      1     284
     F       4     15     17     63     73      3     175
     G       2     10     14     62     70            158
    EA       3      8     16     59     57      3     146
    PA              5      8     88     43            144
    PY              2     10     37     33     45     127
    SP       1     14     12     40     25             92

2022 ARRL DX Contest CW K5ZD

                    ARRL DX Contest, CW - 2022

Call: K5ZD
Operator(s): K5ZD

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 37
OpMode: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
  160:  129    44
   80:  401    60
   40:  941    86
   20: 1410    93
   15: 1303    95
   10:   81    32
-------------------
Total: 4265   410  Total Score = 5,245,950

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments

This was intended to be a casual fun effort. I started the contest calling JAs on 15m rather than running on 40.  Once I did get to the low bands and started running, I was blown away by the rates.

Got to 160 at 0305z and called CQ.  Could not believe how loud the Europeans were. It was a continuous run for the next 40 mins.

40 did its usual thing of staying open to Europe well past Eu sunrise.  As a result, I stayed awake too long.  So only got 90 minutes of sleep before I was up again.  A quick sweep of the low bands and then arrived at a wide-open 20m at 1109z. Three straight hours over 200!

I was watching the scoreboard and keeping tabs on AA1K and K1ZZ along with AA3B. I seemed to be keeping up with them so that doubled my motivation.  I had intended to stop around 1700z but had such a pileup on 20 that I couldn’t leave. Then was going to stop at 2000 QSOs, but still, guys were calling.  Finally, took a break at 1849z with over 2300 QSOs.  I guess you could call contesting an addiction for me…

Cooked dinner and had intended to go for a walk, but a snow squall came through. Looked nasty outside so got back on the radio. (Of course!)  CQing on 20 with a steady rate and finally some time to use the second radio to tune for mults.

It is frustrating to tune around because no one seems to send their call anymore.  It is just a steady stream of stations sending “TU”.  Not a problem when operating with the cluster/RBN, but definitely a challenge without.  I would work stations and try to get them to send their call.  Sometimes I would have to wait several minutes to figure out who I had worked.  Argh.  (I have to confess that there were times when I had big pileups that I just sent TU at the end.  It is a time-saver, but once rates slow down there really is no advantage.)

I was looking forward to getting going on 40, but another snow squall was generating so much static that I couldn’t hear anything.  Spent 20 minutes watching the Olympics while waiting for it to end.

Was feeling pretty tired since I had not really planned my life around a full-out effort.  Took a 3-hour break at 0200z.  Came back on at 0500z to find 160 again in very good shape. Gave me another good run of stations including a lot of 100W guys and even a few QRP. 80 was good late with some Eu stations calling in almost an hour after their sunrise. 40m seemed a bit muffled, but still had stations to work until I finally stopped at 0830z. 

Another short sleep and back on at 1030z. Worked two JA on 80 straight away. That woke me up! Got to 20m at 1043z and it was already packed with signals. By this point, I was looking competitive on the scoreboard so I focused on running as much as possible. 20m was open deep into Asia. Made the jump to 15m at 1224z and it was off to the races again.

10m had been open on Saturday morning.  Mostly for calling the few south Europeans that showed up. Sunday seemed a little better. EF7N was loud and calling lots of unanswered CQs.  I tried CQing with the second radio but not much luck. Did have HB0A call in so that was a good one. Since it didn’t seem like it was going to produce any rate, I turned my focus to running on 15 and 20.

Took a break at 1815z to make lunch and go for a walk.  Nothing clears the cobwebs like 4 miles in 30-degree weather! Back on at 1955z to chase mults and eek out a slow run on 20m. One last break at 2130z and then it was a push to the end.

40m started out well, but then I just ran out of stations to work.  Many unanswered CQs. Not much going on 80 either. Discovered the JAs were loud on 15m so used the second radio to chase them.

What had started out as a part-time effort with a goal of maybe 3000 QSOs ended up a pretty intense effort with over 4200! Much of it is thanks to the incredible activity from Europe.  Especially the high number of QRP (5W) callers. And the ability to track the competition on https://contestonlinescore.com/

I did record the contest and have posted the log and audio on my website.

Station

K3 + AL-1200
K3 + AL-1500

160m: 1/4-wave GP, shunt fed tower
80m: 4 square, dipole
40m: 40-2CD @110′
20m: 205CA @100′/50′
15m: 155ca @66′/33′
10m: 6-el @ 90’
South: Th7DXX @ 40′

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Rate

QSO/DX by hour and band

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

0000Z  --+--   --+--   92/24    8/8    12/4    --+--  112/36    112/36 
0100Z    -     44/22   64/8    16/6      -       -    124/36    236/72 
0200Z    -     62/7    39/13     -       -       -    101/20    337/92 
0300Z  55/30   33/4     6/1      -       -       -     94/35    431/127
0400Z   6/3    50/4    45/3      -       -       -    101/10    532/137
0500Z   5/1    37/3    18/2      -       -       -     60/6     592/143   10
0600Z    -     18/6    97/6      -       -       -    115/12    707/155
0700Z    -     11/3    84/2      -       -       -     95/5     802/160
0800Z   2/2     5/2    60/5     1/0    --+--   --+--   68/9     870/169   10
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     870/169   60
1000Z   1/1     1/0      -     42/16     -       -     44/17    914/186   35
1100Z    -       -      7/3   163/15     -       -    170/18   1084/204
1200Z    -       -       -     92/6   125/29     -    217/35   1301/239
1300Z    -       -       -     11/2   200/17     -    211/19   1512/258
1400Z    -       -       -     28/0   166/7     8/6   202/13   1714/271
1500Z    -       -       -       -    151/3    12/7   163/10   1877/281
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   55/1    89/3    11/3   155/7    2032/288
1700Z    -       -       -    158/7     6/2      -    164/9    2196/297
1800Z    -       -       -    103/2    11/0      -    114/2    2310/299   10
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2310/299   60
2000Z    -       -       -     30/2    13/5      -     43/7    2353/306   28
2100Z    -       -       -     59/4    11/6    11/4    81/14   2434/320
2200Z    -       -     54/2     5/3     2/0      -     61/5    2495/325   26
2300Z    -       -     86/4    10/4     3/0      -     99/8    2594/333
0000Z   1/0    37/1    21/3     8/2    --+--   --+--   67/6    2661/339
0100Z  11/3    18/1    12/3      -       -       -     41/7    2702/346    5
0200Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2702/346   60
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2702/346   60
0400Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2702/346   60
0500Z  45/4      -     53/1      -       -       -     98/5    2800/351    1
0600Z    -     52/1    53/3      -       -       -    105/4    2905/355
0700Z   1/0    19/3    46/0      -       -       -     66/3    2971/358
0800Z   2/0     1/0    19/0    --+--   --+--   --+--   22/0    2993/358   31
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2993/358   60
1000Z    -      3/1     1/0    50/0      -       -     54/1    3047/359   29
1100Z    -       -      1/0   182/5      -       -    183/5    3230/364
1200Z    -       -       -     69/0   112/1     3/2   184/3    3414/367
1300Z    -       -       -       -    165/4     8/3   173/7    3587/374
1400Z    -       -       -      7/0   113/2     6/3   126/5    3713/379
1500Z    -       -       -    113/1    21/1      -    134/2    3847/381
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   70/1    46/2    --+--  116/3    3963/384
1700Z    -       -       -     62/1    24/3     6/1    92/5    4055/389
1800Z    -       -       -       -       -      8/2     8/2    4063/391   47
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -      5/0     5/0    4068/391   55
2000Z    -       -       -     53/2    11/6     2/0    66/8    4134/399
2100Z    -       -      5/0    12/5      -       -     17/5    4151/404   19
2200Z    -       -     60/3      -     17/0     1/1    78/4    4229/408
2300Z    -     10/2    18/0     3/0     5/0      -     36/2    4265/410

Total: 129/44 401/60  941/86 1410/93 1303/95   81/32 

Best 60 minutes:

228 @19-Feb-2022 12:11

Worked on 6 bands (16):

CR3W DJ5AN ED1R ED7W EF7N IR2Q KH6LC KP4/KO1A LZ5R NP4DX PJ2T TM2Y TM6M TO4A ZF1A ZF5T

Worked on 5 bands: 69

Most worked countries

          160M    80M    40M    20M    15M    10M   Total
    DL      10     50    104    178    200      2     544
     I      12     30     91    115    121      3     372
    UA       2     20     46    106     81            255
     F       6     20     59     61     64      6     216
    UR       3     24     42     72     61            202
    OK      10     18     49     57     53            187
    SP       7     23     38     65     48            181
    EA       5     16     43     51     46      7     168
...
    JA              2      3     50     28             83

2022 CQ WPX RTTY Contest AK1W

                    CQ WPX RTTY Contest - 2022

Call: AK1W
Operator(s): K5ZD
Station: K5ZD

Class: SOAB LP
QTH: MA
Operating Time (hrs): 27.1
OpMode: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
------------
   80:  241
   40:  385
   20:  483
   15:  527
   10:   68
------------
Total: 1704  Prefixes = 733  Total Score = 3,360,072

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:

Bud AA3B has proven he can whip me in any RTTY contest so I was looking to try something different this year.  With the improving solar cycle, I was hoping the high bands would be good enough to support some fun operating as low power. Unfortunately, they weren’t that good.

Started 30 minutes late. The contest was a grind from the beginning. Very few sustained runs all weekend.  Spent a lot of time calling people.  Lots of guys CQed in my face.  Meant to stop before the end to watch the Super Bowl pre-game, but did that while operating.  Some good mults called in during the last hour on 40m.

It felt like activity was down, but you wouldn’t know it from the QRM on 20m. I know my station is very loud on 20m.  I couldn’t make a dent. Band was loaded from 14078 to 14150. Skip was short so the Europeans were having their own contest. I tried CQing high and low with no real success. Ended up calling a lot of guys.

Best part of the weekend was the openings to Japan.  15 meters was great both Sat and Sun evening. Even better on 15 than on 20.

As always, it was fun and motivating to watch the online scoreboard. The scores in WPX go up exponentially so when you get behind, it is hard to catch up!

Kudos and respect to all you guys that do RTTY contesting with 100 watts. I don’t think I have the patience for it.  🙂

Station

2x K3

80m: 4 square, dipole

40m: 40-2CD @110′, sloping diploe to west

20m: 205CA @100′/50′

15m: 155ca @66′/33′

10m: 6-el @ 90’

South: Th7DXX @ 40′

WriteLog software, MK2R+ SO2R box

Rates

QSO/Pref by hour and band

 Hour      80M     40M     20M     15M     10M    Total     Cumm    Off

D1-0000Z   5/4    15/15    1/1    --+--   --+--   21/20     21/20     30
D1-0100Z    -     36/30   32/29     -       -     68/59     89/79  
D1-0200Z  23/15   41/28    5/3      -       -     69/46    158/125 
D1-0300Z  28/12   66/39     -       -       -     94/51    252/176 
D1-0400Z  37/10   35/19     -       -       -     72/29    324/205 
D1-0500Z  31/12   20/7      -       -       -     51/19    375/224 
D1-0600Z  19/14   14/10    1/1      -       -     34/25    409/249 
D1-0700Z   2/2     1/0      -       -       -      3/2     412/251    52
D1-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     412/251    60
D1-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     412/251    60
D1-1000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     412/251    60
D1-1100Z   4/1     8/4    18/13     -       -     30/18    442/269    22
D1-1200Z    -      8/4    40/29   13/9      -     61/42    503/311     8
D1-1300Z    -      1/1      -      1/0      -      2/1     505/312    60
D1-1400Z    -      4/0    26/14   72/41     -    102/55    607/367 
D1-1500Z    -       -     26/12   53/26    4/1    83/39    690/406 
D1-1600Z  --+--   --+--    8/3    29/14   16/7    53/24    743/430 
D1-1700Z    -       -      5/3    31/12   15/11   51/26    794/456 
D1-1800Z    -       -     20/11    7/1     1/1    28/13    822/469    31
D1-1900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     822/469    60
D1-2000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     822/469    60
D1-2100Z    -       -     38/11   25/14     -     63/25    885/494     9
D1-2200Z    -       -     16/10   28/19    9/1    53/30    938/524 
D1-2300Z    -       -      7/2     3/2      -     10/4     948/528    49
D2-0000Z  --+--    4/4     5/1    --+--   --+--    9/5     957/533    51
D2-0100Z  38/5    25/5     4/1      -       -     67/11   1024/544 
D2-0200Z  23/8    27/13     -       -       -     50/21   1074/565 
D2-0300Z   1/1     5/5      -       -       -      6/6    1080/571    46
D2-0400Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0500Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0600Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-1000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-1100Z  17/0     8/1     5/3      -       -     30/4    1110/575    22
D2-1200Z   7/2     6/1    31/15    2/0      -     46/18   1156/593 
D2-1300Z    -       -     28/11   19/9      -     47/20   1203/613 
D2-1400Z    -       -     12/2    69/24     -     81/26   1284/639 
D2-1500Z    -       -     15/6    56/14     -     71/20   1355/659 
D2-1600Z  --+--   --+--   11/2    47/9    --+--   58/11   1413/670 
D2-1700Z    -       -     34/9    27/4     3/1    64/14   1477/684 
D2-1800Z    -       -     33/8    11/4    14/5    58/17   1535/701 
D2-1900Z    -       -      7/2     9/0      -     16/2    1551/703    44
D2-2000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1551/703    60
D2-2100Z    -       -      6/0     2/2     4/2    12/4    1563/707    43
D2-2200Z    -      8/1    36/5    22/5     2/1    68/12   1631/719 
D2-2300Z   6/1    53/10   13/3     1/0      -     73/14   1704/733 

Total:   241/87  385/197 483/210 527/209  68/30

Best 60 mins: 102 starting at 12-Feb-2022 13:59

Worked on 5 bands:

9A1A CR3DX IT9MBZ K9CT KB9YOJ KY0W

Audio – K5ZD CQ WW CW 2021

K5ZD (op. K5ZD) in the Single Operator Assisted Category, High Power.

This was an SO2R operation. The audio is the same as heard by the operator. When headphones are ‘split’, the left channel is from the left side radio and the right channel is from the right side radio. The sidetone audio is very low so you may not always be able to hear what is being sent.

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

0000Z  --+--   81/42   38/34   --+--   --+--   --+--  119/76   119/76  <Listen>
0100Z  10/13   36/13   55/35     -       -       -    101/61   220/137 <Listen>
0200Z  19/13   46/1    14/5     7/8      -       -     86/27   306/164 <Listen>
0300Z  27/16   46/11   29/8      -       -       -    102/35   408/199 <Listen>
0400Z  17/8    21/10   54/10     -       -       -     92/28   500/227 <Listen>
0500Z  14/6     8/2   111/5      -       -       -    133/13   633/240 <Listen>
0600Z   4/3    22/8    73/9      -       -       -     99/20   732/260 <Listen>
0700Z   2/0    51/4    30/10    3/6      -       -     86/20   818/280 <Listen>
0800Z   1/1    12/5     8/4    --+--   --+--   --+--   21/10   839/290 <Listen>
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    839/290  off
1000Z    -      8/4    15/2      -       -       -     23/6    862/296 <Listen>
1100Z    -      3/1     2/2   155/39     -       -    160/42  1022/338 <Listen>
1200Z    -       -       -    182/9    17/23     -    199/32  1221/370 <Listen>
1300Z    -       -       -     96/4   109/32     -    205/36  1426/406 <Listen>
1400Z    -       -       -     13/14  175/5     4/8   192/27  1618/433 <Listen>
1500Z    -       -       -      5/3   158/8     9/11  172/22  1790/455 <Listen>
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   13/7    84/27   18/11  115/45  1905/500 <Listen>
1700Z    -       -       -    135/7    26/7     1/1   162/15  2067/515 <Listen>
1800Z    -       -       -     49/3    19/11     -     68/14  2135/529 <Listen>
1900Z    -       -      3/2    22/15    5/4     5/6    35/27  2170/556 <Listen>
2000Z    -       -     98/2     6/3    10/5      -    114/10  2284/566 <Listen>
2100Z    -       -     18/2    39/9     9/3      -     66/14  2350/580 <Listen>
2200Z    -       -      8/2    39/5     4/0      -     51/7   2401/587 <Listen>
2300Z    -     31/0    35/4      -       -       -     66/4   2467/591 <Listen>
0000Z   2/1     7/5    --+--    1/1    --+--   --+--   10/7   2477/598 <Listen>
0100Z   6/2    31/2    25/4      -       -       -     62/8   2539/606 <Listen>
0200Z   9/4     1/1    69/1      -       -       -     79/6   2618/612 <Listen>
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0   2618/612  off
0400Z    -     75/2    18/0      -       -       -     93/2   2711/614 <Listen>
0500Z   6/0    40/0    80/0      -       -       -    126/0   2837/614 <Listen>
0600Z   1/1     9/0   131/0      -       -       -    141/1   2978/615 <Listen>
0700Z   3/2     8/1    51/0      -       -       -     62/3   3040/618 <Listen>
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0   3040/618  off
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0   3040/618  off
1000Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0   3040/618  off
1100Z   1/2     1/0     2/2   111/0      -       -    115/4   3155/622 <Listen>
1200Z    -       -       -    170/0    17/2      -    187/2   3342/624 <Listen>
1300Z    -       -       -     11/4   176/3     5/4   192/11  3534/635 <Listen>
1400Z    -       -       -      6/4   153/4    10/5   169/13  3703/648 <Listen>
1500Z    -       -       -     34/0   112/1    10/3   156/4   3859/652 <Listen>
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--  159/0     3/2     3/2   165/4   4024/656 <Listen>
1700Z    -       -       -     75/1     9/4     6/2    90/7   4114/663 <Listen>
1800Z    -       -       -     24/0     6/0      -     30/0   4144/663 <Listen>
1900Z    -       -       -     47/0     7/0     4/2    58/2   4202/665 <Listen>
2000Z    -       -     87/0     8/1     6/0      -    101/1   4303/666 <Listen>
2100Z    -       -    105/0     1/0    10/3     2/2   118/5   4421/671 <Listen>
2200Z    -       -     73/0    14/1      -       -     87/1   4508/672 <Listen>
2300Z   2/2    27/0    91/1     1/1      -       -    121/4   4629/676 <Listen>

Total:124/74 564/112 1323/144 1426/145 1115/144 77/57 

Audio – K5ZD CQ WW SSB 2021

K5ZD (op. K5ZD) in the Single Operator Category, High Power, Classic Overlay

Being in the Classic overlay, this is a one radio operation. The audio is the same as heard by the operator. The sidetone audio is not always recorded due to an error in the MK2R+ configuration.

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

0000Z  --+--   --+--   47/33   42/36   --+--   --+--   89/69     89/69  <Listen>
0100Z   2/4    45/34   19/7      -       -       -     66/45    155/114 <Listen>
0200Z    -     30/8      -      7/2      -       -     37/10    192/124 <Listen> 
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     192/124   off
0400Z  11/14   70/14     -       -       -       -     81/28    273/152 <Listen>
0500Z  10/6    24/3    27/15     -       -       -     61/24    334/176 <Listen>
0600Z   1/0    19/5    36/17     -       -       -     56/22    390/198 <Listen>
0700Z   1/1      -      5/2      -       -       -      6/3     396/201 <Listen>
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     396/201   off
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     396/201   off
1000Z    -      3/3    19/9    47/21     -       -     69/33    465/234 <Listen>
1100Z    -       -       -    231/12     -       -    231/12    696/246 <Listen>
1200Z    -       -       -     34/3   164/43     -    198/46    894/292 <Listen>
1300Z    -       -       -       -    209/11     -    209/11   1103/303 <Listen>
1400Z    -       -       -       -    206/7      -    206/7    1309/310 <Listen>
1500Z    -       -       -     55/3    65/5     8/8   128/16   1437/326 <Listen>
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--  183/5    --+--   --+--  183/5    1620/331 <Listen>
1700Z    -       -       -     56/3      -       -     56/3    1676/334 <Listen>
1800Z    -       -       -       -     31/20   26/12   57/32   1733/366 <Listen> 
1900Z    -       -       -    104/5    24/14     -    128/19   1861/385 <Listen>
2000Z    -       -       -    160/8      -     10/1   170/9    2031/394 <Listen>
2100Z    -       -       -     69/3    18/6    19/11  106/20   2137/414 <Listen>
2200Z    -       -     51/6    38/19     -       -     89/25   2226/439 <Listen>
2300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2226/439   off
0000Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    2226/439   off
0100Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2226/439   off
0200Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2226/439   off
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2226/439   off
0400Z  12/7      -       -      8/5      -       -     20/12   2246/451 <Listen>
0500Z   2/1    42/5    15/2      -       -       -     59/8    2305/459 <Listen>
0600Z  22/5      -     19/2      -       -       -     41/7    2346/466 <Listen>
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2346/466   off
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    2346/466   off
0900Z   1/1     1/1     2/1     2/1      -       -      6/4    2352/470 <Listen>  
1000Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2352/470   off
1100Z    -       -       -    141/3     4/0     2/1   147/4    2499/474 <Listen>
1200Z    -       -       -       -    176/4      -    176/4    2675/478 <Listen>
1300Z    -       -       -       -    108/1    44/28  152/29   2827/507 <Listen>
1400Z    -       -       -       -       -    151/23  151/23   2978/530 <Listen>
1500Z    -       -       -       -       -    199/7   199/7    3177/537 <Listen>
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    3/0     3/0    3180/537 <Listen>
1700Z    -       -       -       -     78/6    14/0    92/6    3272/543 <Listen>
1800Z    -       -       -    112/2    14/3      -    126/5    3398/548 <Listen>
1900Z    -       -       -    162/5      -       -    162/5    3560/553 <Listen>
2000Z    -       -       -     89/3      -     11/2   100/5    3660/558 <Listen>
2100Z    -       -       -      7/2    55/13    6/0    68/15   3728/573 <Listen>
2200Z    -      1/1    64/2     5/1      -       -     70/4    3798/577 <Listen>
2300Z   1/1     5/1     1/0    22/2    19/0      -     48/4    3846/581 <Listen>

Total: 63/40  240/75  305/96 1574/144 1171/133 493/93 

2021 CQ WW Contest CW K5ZD

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW - 2021

Call: K5ZD
Operator(s): K5ZD
Station: K5ZD

Class: SO(A)AB HP
QTH: MA
Operating Time (hrs): 41.8
Radios: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
------------------------------
  160:  124    16       58
   80:  564    25       87
   40: 1323    32      112
   20: 1426    32      113
   15: 1115    29      115
   10:   77    19       38
------------------------------
Total: 4629   153      523  Total Score = 9,082,736

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club
K5ZD in CQ WW CW 2021
K5ZD during CQ WW CW 2021

Comments

Another amazing CQ WW CW!  So much activity from so many interesting places.

In the days leading up to the contest, I was not sure which category I wanted to enter. I considered SO, and SOA, even QRP. In the end, I decided that having fun was the most important so Single Op All Band Assisted was the way to go.

The bands did not sound good at the start. I actually began the contest doing S&P on 80m, then on 40m. I finally landed on 3535 as a run frequency while making second radio QSOs on 40.

I got to 160 at the end of the second hour and found plenty of European signals. As usual, they were mostly working each other, but I got lucky with a few. At 0230 I finally made my first QSOs on 20 – with South Americans – before returning to 80m.

I just kept cycling through the bands. Trying to call CQ as much as possible while also chasing multipliers that were spotted. 160 continued to provide QSOs. I heard the other single ops CQing on 80 and figured I was probably losing out, but just didn’t seem to be able to get much going there. Besides, the goal was to have fun and working mults was fun!

The 05z hour was great on 40m working Europeans. This continued until about 0630z when the rate really slowed down. I managed to stay in the chair until 0840z when I decided it was now or never for grabbing some sleep. I have learned that taking a 90-minute nap during these slow pre-sunrise hours pays off during the high rate times as the high bands are opening.

I came back on a little earlier than I had intended at 1035z. 40m was still open to northern Europe! Worked two JAs on 80 ( a rare treat)! Got to 20m around 1100z and it was open, but not great. Tuned up the band calling stations for 20 minutes until I found a hole at 14037. Then it was off to the races! The pileup was incredible. I barely had time to chase a few multiplier spots on the second radio.

20 just kept going deeper and deeper with European and Asiatic Russians calling in. It really helps the scores when we get access to all the Russian activity.

I was able to squeeze in some second radio QSOs and mults on 15 meters during the 12 and 13 Zulu hours. This is where the second radio really pays off because I could know the band was open, but not quite enough to abandon 20. I finally made the jump at 1334z and enjoyed another great pileup. I tried a few minutes of CQing on both 20 and 15, but the pileups were too much (and my skills too limited) to pull it off.

The rate was so good, and there were so many mults on 20, that I didn’t even think of listening to 10m until 1449z where I heard CR6K and some other southern Europeans. It wasn’t great, but spent some time with the second radio since I wasn’t sure 10 would open again on Sunday. In the meantime, 15m just kept producing QSOs.

I finally got back to running on 20m around 1719z. Lots of Europeans went in the log while I also chased cluster spots on 15m.

By 19z I was worn out and hungry. Took a break to grab some food and stretch my legs. On returning, I tried a few CQs on 40 meters and was rewarded with a nice run of Europeans. This is a great time to be a W1 as we seem to have the band to ourselves while the rest of the USA is still on the higher bands.

By 2120z I hit my usual dilemma of having 20 and 40 on the same mast and rotator. Do I stay with 40m to Europe, or turn the beam toward Japan and go to 20. Again, with fun in mind, I took the choice to go to 20 and see what kind of Asian QSOs I could find. With the low beam to Europe and the top antenna to Japan, it resulted in a nice mix of QSOs. Plus the odd VK/ZL on LP calling in.

By 2300z things had slowed down and I was back to 40m. That didn’t produce so was forced down to 80. The contest halfway mark is always a low point. The rate slows down, you are tired, and you face the realization that there are still 24 more hours to go! Ugh. Time for some dinner.

The rates are slow and packet spots are starting to get a bit unruly. I decided some sleep would be good so took a nap during the 03z hour. It costs a few QSOs, but is well worth it in the mental health department. I came back on at 0400z and chased what I could find on the low bands.

I like to watch the contestonlinescores.com scoreboard during the contest. It has a mode where you can mix the SO and SOA scores together. Gives me more people to chase. I selected K1ZZ as the guy I wanted to use as my standard. I could see I was doing well, but not sure it was enough to win. Back to focusing on fun! Luckily, 80 and 40m kept producing some rate. 40m was amazingly good with Russians calling in well after their sunrise (sometimes 2.5-3 hours after). After a long run on 7022, I finally called it quits at 0745z to get some sleep.

Back on at 1105z my first contact was LA1MFA on 80m. Whoa. That was followed by VR2KW on 40m long path. He seemed to be the only one that could hear me in that direction. Then found ZM4T on 160. Great ears on his end. Those 3 QSOs are the way to wake up and get back in the game!

20m seemed a bit slower to open than it had on Saturday. Got a good run going around 1130z. Lots of Russians again. Second radio mult chasing on 15m during the 12z hour. I often like to stay on 20 a bit longer Sunday morning. Gives a chance to work more deep Russians while the QRM is down with most of Western Eu headed to 15m. I made the jump to run on 15m at 1303z. Big pileup!

10 meters opened earlier and better on Sunday morning. No rate, but different big guns from each country would show up and go in the log. All while still running on 15m. This continued until 1550z when I made the jump back down to 20m. The rate was excellent and gave me some time to “relax” a bit. <F1>, type call, <insert>, <+>. Repeat.

Around 1800z 20m started to lose its mojo. Band was open, but you run out of people to work. This provided lots of time to engage in some hard-core cluster pileups on Africans, South Americans, and the Caribbean. It’s like being locked in a cage match with the same dozen hyper-aggressive guys pileup after pileup.

After grinding it out for a few hours, it was time for one last push on 40m. The band produced more QSOs than expected and I was able to run almost to the end of the contest. One of the things I like about using the cluster is seeing JW7QIA spotted on 160m at 2300z and being able to work him! Then a few minutes later GM3POI for another 160 mult.

It is always fun to race to the end of the contest and see what the final score will be. My goal in the morning had been to get to 8 million. I then raised that to 8.5, By the end, I was pushing to see if I could clear the 9 million mark. And I did it! Amazing how quickly you forget all the pain and suffering of the early morning hours when you reach the end of the contest.

The CQWW is always an amazing experience. The activity levels and variety of DX are unmatched. Thanks to all that traveled to activate countries and improve all of our scores.

See you next year!

Recording

Audio recordings of the full operation are available here.

Station

K3 + AL-1200

K3 + AL-1500

160m: 1/4-wave GP, shunt fed tower

80m: 4 square, dipole

40m: 40-2CD @110′

20m: 205CA @100′/50′

15m: 155ca @66′/33′

10m: 6/4/4 @ 90’/60’/30′

WriteLog software, MK2R+ SO2R box

Rate Sheet

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

0000Z  --+--   81/42   38/34   --+--   --+--   --+--  119/76    119/76  
0100Z  10/13   36/13   55/35     -       -       -    101/61    220/137 
0200Z  19/13   46/1    14/5     7/8      -       -     86/27    306/164 
0300Z  27/16   46/11   29/8      -       -       -    102/35    408/199 
0400Z  17/8    21/10   54/10     -       -       -     92/28    500/227 
0500Z  14/6     8/2   111/5      -       -       -    133/13    633/240 
0600Z   4/3    22/8    73/9      -       -       -     99/20    732/260 
0700Z   2/0    51/4    30/10    3/6      -       -     86/20    818/280 
0800Z   1/1    12/5     8/4    --+--   --+--   --+--   21/10    839/290  18
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     839/290  60
1000Z    -      8/4    15/2      -       -       -     23/6     862/296  36
1100Z    -      3/1     2/2   155/39     -       -    160/42   1022/338 
1200Z    -       -       -    182/9    17/23     -    199/32   1221/370 
1300Z    -       -       -     96/4   109/32     -    205/36   1426/406 
1400Z    -       -       -     13/14  175/5     4/8   192/27   1618/433 
1500Z    -       -       -      5/3   158/8     9/11  172/22   1790/455 
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   13/7    84/27   18/11  115/45   1905/500 
1700Z    -       -       -    135/7    26/7     1/1   162/15   2067/515 
1800Z    -       -       -     49/3    19/11     -     68/14   2135/529  25
1900Z    -       -      3/2    22/15    5/4     5/6    35/27   2170/556  12
2000Z    -       -     98/2     6/3    10/5      -    114/10   2284/566 
2100Z    -       -     18/2    39/9     9/3      -     66/14   2350/580 
2200Z    -       -      8/2    39/5     4/0      -     51/7    2401/587 
2300Z    -     31/0    35/4      -       -       -     66/4    2467/591 
0000Z   2/1     7/5    --+--    1/1    --+--   --+--   10/7    2477/598  30
0100Z   6/2    31/2    25/4      -       -       -     62/8    2539/606 
0200Z   9/4     1/1    69/1      -       -       -     79/6    2618/612   3
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2618/612  60
0400Z    -     75/2    18/0      -       -       -     93/2    2711/614   2
0500Z   6/0    40/0    80/0      -       -       -    126/0    2837/614 
0600Z   1/1     9/0   131/0      -       -       -    141/1    2978/615 
0700Z   3/2     8/1    51/0      -       -       -     62/3    3040/618  13
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    3040/618  60
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    3040/618  60
1000Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    3040/618  60
1100Z   1/2     1/0     2/2   111/0      -       -    115/4    3155/622   5
1200Z    -       -       -    170/0    17/2      -    187/2    3342/624 
1300Z    -       -       -     11/4   176/3     5/4   192/11   3534/635 
1400Z    -       -       -      6/4   153/4    10/5   169/13   3703/648 
1500Z    -       -       -     34/0   112/1    10/3   156/4    3859/652 
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--  159/0     3/2     3/2   165/4    4024/656 
1700Z    -       -       -     75/1     9/4     6/2    90/7    4114/663 
1800Z    -       -       -     24/0     6/0      -     30/0    4144/663  34
1900Z    -       -       -     47/0     7/0     4/2    58/2    4202/665 
2000Z    -       -     87/0     8/1     6/0      -    101/1    4303/666 
2100Z    -       -    105/0     1/0    10/3     2/2   118/5    4421/671 
2200Z    -       -     73/0    14/1      -       -     87/1    4508/672 
2300Z   2/2    27/0    91/1     1/1      -       -    121/4    4629/676 

Total:124/74 564/112 1323/144 1426/145 1115/144 77/57 

Best 60 minutes: 216 @ 27-Nov-2021 13:11 to 14:11

Worked on 6 bands (16 stations):

3B8M CR3W CR6K EA5RS EA6FO FY5KE M6T NP4Z P44W PJ2T PJ4A PJ4K TI7W TK0C TO7A XE2X

Worked on 5 bands (42 stations):

9G5FI CR3DX DH0GHU DR4A E7DX EA8RM ED7R ES9C EW5A F5FDC F6KOP G4BUO HA5PP HG6N HQ9X II9P IO3F KH7M LA8OM LN8W LT1F LZ9W NH7T OH0V OL3Z OQ5M PT4A PZ5CO RT4F RU1A SK3W TM2Y TM3R TM6M UF5D UT4U V26K VA2UR VE2IM VE6SV VP9I ZF1A

Most Worked Entities

        160M    80M    40M    20M    15M    10M   Total
  DL       6     76    202    220    182            686
  UA       4     36    109    133     34            316
   I       1     26     85     90     65            267
   G       4     16     45     55     83      2     205
  SP       5     30     59     60     45            199
  PA       2     16     48     70     60      1     197
   F       2     18     47     54     56      6     183
  UR       4     18     64     56     38            180
  EA       1     12     45     60     38      9     165
  OK       3     26     48     50     35            162
  VE      20     35     39     29     17      2     142
  HA       2     17     41     32     30      1     123
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