2019 CQ WW RTTY Contest K5ZD

                CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY - 2019
 Call: K5ZD
 Operator(s): K5ZD
 Class: SOAB HP
 Operating Time (hrs): 14.4
 Radios: SO2R
 Summary:
  Band  QSOs  State/Prov  DX   Zones
    80:  174       34      27    11
    40:  326       36      45    15
    20:  795       43      66    23
    15:   78       16      23    12
    10:    2        2       1     1
 Total: 1375      131     162    62  Total Score = 1,045,120
 Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:

Casual effort. Back and shoulder injury made it hard to stay in chair for long stints.

Conditions were not the best.  Thought 15m might open a few times, but it would just tease with a few QSOs and then be dead again. Was able to work some Europeans on 80, but it was hard. Signals sounded a bit hollow.

Amazing activity on 20m. I heard RTTY all the way up to 14152!

This is always one of the my favorite contests.  Since I was in and out, I enjoyed watching
the contestonlinescoreboard and trying to catch whoever was in front of me.

Hard to get much extra rate doing dual CQ when only one band is open at a time.

Some numbers:

QSO/Zn+Dx+St by hour and band
 Hour      80M     40M     20M     15M     10M    Total     Cumm    OffTime
 D1-0000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0       0/0      60
 D1-0100Z   3/6    45/33   20/23     -       -     68/62     68/62      6
 D1-0200Z  42/24   60/18     -       -       -    102/42    170/104    11
 D1-0300Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     170/104    60
 D1-0400Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     170/104    60
 D1-0500Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     170/104    60
 D1-0600Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     170/104    60
 D1-0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     170/104    60
 D1-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     170/104    60
 D1-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     170/104    60
 D1-1000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     170/104    60
 D1-1100Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     170/104    60
 D1-1200Z   1/0    15/5    70/26    2/4      -     88/35    258/139    16
 D1-1300Z    -      8/3    82/19    1/3     1/3    92/28    350/167    15
 D1-1400Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     350/167    60
 D1-1500Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     350/167    60
 D1-1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     350/167    60
 D1-1700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     350/167    60
 D1-1800Z    -       -     32/12   10/13     -     42/25    392/192    26
 D1-1900Z    -       -     57/15   22/10     -     79/25    471/217     9
 D1-2000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     471/217    60
 D1-2100Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     471/217    60
 D1-2200Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     471/217    60
 D1-2300Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     471/217    60
 D2-0000Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     471/217    60
 D2-0100Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     471/217    60
 D2-0200Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     471/217    60
 D2-0300Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     471/217    60
 D2-0400Z  42/21   24/7      -       -       -     66/28    537/245     5
 D2-0500Z  15/4     8/2      -       -       -     23/6     560/251    43
 D2-0600Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     560/251    60
 D2-0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     560/251    60
 D2-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     560/251    60
 D2-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     560/251    60
 D2-1000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     560/251    60
 D2-1100Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     560/251    60
 D2-1200Z   5/1    43/5    50/4      -       -     98/10    658/261    14
 D2-1300Z    -     24/2    91/3     9/10     -    124/15    782/276 
 D2-1400Z    -       -     90/1    17/5      -    107/6     889/282 
 D2-1500Z    -       -     17/2     4/0      -     21/2     910/284    48
 D2-1600Z  --+--   --+--    8/1     2/1    --+--   10/2     920/286    49
 D2-1700Z    -       -     87/7     5/4      -     92/11   1012/297 
 D2-1800Z    -       -     90/6     2/1      -     92/7    1104/304 
 D2-1900Z    -       -     66/10    1/0      -     67/10   1171/314 
 D2-2000Z    -       -     23/2     2/0      -     25/2    1196/316    38
 D2-2100Z    -      2/0     3/0     1/0      -      6/0    1202/316    52
 D2-2200Z   9/6    75/17    9/1      -       -     93/24   1295/340 
 D2-2300Z  57/10   22/4      -       -      1/1    80/15   1375/355 
 Total:   174/72  326/96  795/132  78/51    2/4

2019 WAE DX Contest CW K5ZD

Call: K5ZD
 Operator(s): K5ZD
 Station: K5ZD
 Class: Single Op HP
 QTH: MA
 Operating Time (hrs): 25
 Radios: SO2R
 Summary:
  Band  QSOs  QTCs  Mults
 80:  204    40   156
    40:  362   459   123
    20:  752   910    94
    15:  181    80    72
    10:    4     0     8
 Total: 1503  1489   453  Total Score = 1,355,376
 Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:

I turned 60 on Saturday of the contest. Enjoyed the good conditions and working almost 1000 QSOs. Then it got noisy and the activity went away.  Too slow on Sunday!

Very strong CR6K on 10m Sat morning. Tried calling CQ but only one answer from EF5Y. Still, never expected to work EU on 10m.

This was my first true attempt at automated 2BSIQ (dual CQ).  WriteLog has great automation to help, but sometimes the operator just couldn’t keep up.  Sorry for those I didn’t work while trying to unscramble the log.

Lots of QSB on signals.  A guy would call and be loud, then be weak when he sent his report.  Had to ask for a lot of repeats.  Even worse Sat evening on the low bands when the QRN was higher.

Was fun to watch the scoreboard and chase N6MJ, KO7SS, and AA3B all weekend. Kept me in the chair much longer than I had intended.

I think this contest would be more fun on the receiving side of QTCs… The only challenge for the sender is carefully picking guys who are loud and can copy the code.

Thanks to my family for letting me spend a beautiful summer day playing radio. And thanks to N1PGA for helping me fix the 80m 4-square and 15m beam the days before the contest.

Rates:

QSO/DXCC by hour and band
 Hour      80M     40M     20M     15M     10M    Total     Cumm    OffTime
 D1-0000Z  --+--   89/66   18/22   --+--   --+--  107/88    107/88  
 D1-0100Z  59/92    9/6     8/6      -       -     76/104   183/192 
 D1-0200Z  55/20   29/21     -       -       -     84/41    267/233 
 D1-0300Z  28/24   19/12     -       -       -     47/36    314/269 
 D1-0400Z   6/0    36/9      -       -       -     42/9     356/278 
 D1-0500Z   2/0    23/3      -       -       -     25/3     381/281    27
 D1-0600Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     381/281    60
 D1-0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     381/281    60
 D1-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     381/281    60
 D1-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     381/281    60
 D1-1000Z    -       -     81/32     -       -     81/32    462/313     7
 D1-1100Z    -       -     80/8    51/24     -    131/32    593/345 
 D1-1200Z    -       -     68/4    46/24    2/4   116/32    709/377 
 D1-1300Z    -       -     28/6    36/8      -     64/14    773/391 
 D1-1400Z    -       -     41/2     1/0      -     42/2     815/393 
 D1-1500Z    -       -     31/0     1/0      -     32/0     847/393    36
 D1-1600Z  --+--   --+--    1/2    --+--   --+--    1/2     848/395    60
 D1-1700Z    -       -     46/4    13/6      -     59/10    907/405    14
 D1-1800Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     907/405    60
 D1-1900Z    -       -     69/0      -       -     69/0     976/405     1
 D1-2000Z    -       -     50/2      -       -     50/2    1026/407 
 D1-2100Z    -       -     15/0      -       -     15/0    1041/407 
 D1-2200Z    -     48/0     6/0      -       -     54/0    1095/407    60
 D1-2300Z   7/4    26/0     4/0      -       -     37/4    1132/411 
 D2-0000Z  17/0    14/0    --+--   --+--   --+--   31/0    1163/411     5
 D2-0100Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1163/411    60
 D2-0200Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1163/411    60
 D2-0300Z  12/8     7/0      -       -       -     19/8    1182/419    31
 D2-0400Z   1/0    12/3      -       -       -     13/3    1195/422    35
 D2-0500Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1195/422    60
 D2-0600Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1195/422    60
 D2-0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1195/422    60
 D2-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1195/422    60
 D2-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1195/422    60
 D2-1000Z    -       -     29/0      -       -     29/0    1224/422    22
 D2-1100Z    -       -     41/0      -       -     41/0    1265/422 
 D2-1200Z    -       -     18/4    10/4     2/4    30/12   1295/434 
 D2-1300Z    -       -       -      3/0      -      3/0    1298/434     9
 D2-1400Z    -       -     20/2     7/2      -     27/4    1325/438    60
 D2-1500Z    -       -      5/0     2/0      -      7/0    1332/438    49
 D2-1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1332/438    60
 D2-1700Z    -       -     14/0     2/2      -     16/2    1348/440    37
 D2-1800Z    -       -     38/0     9/2      -     47/2    1395/442 
 D2-1900Z    -       -     19/0      -       -     19/0    1414/442    30
 D2-2000Z    -       -      4/0      -       -      4/0    1418/442    60
 D2-2100Z    -     27/0    17/0      -       -     44/0    1462/442 
 D2-2200Z    -     10/3      -       -       -     10/3    1472/445 
 D2-2300Z  17/8    13/0     1/0      -       -     31/8    1503/453 
 Total:   204/156 362/123 752/94  181/72    4/8

2019 IARU HF World Championship K5ZD

Call: K5ZD
Operator(s): K5ZD
Station: K5ZD
Class: SOABMixed HP
QTH: W1
Operating Time (hrs): 16.7
Radios: SO2R
Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Zones  HQ Mults
  160:    45     1      8        7
   80:   164    25     15       25
   40:   411   111     24       30
   20:   716   483     28       32
   15:   321    62     19       24
   10:   125    16      9       10
Total:  1782   698    103      128   Total Score = 1,722,336
Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:

That was fun! 

I had a flight to catch Sunday morning so I knew I would miss the last hour of the contest.  But, wanted to see if I could collect some good WRTC qualifying points.  Figured I would start and then have the option to continue or quit depending on conditions.

Conditions were interesting.  Fun to hear the loud Eu HQ stations come in at various times on E-skip on 10 and 15m.

Had dual CQ going for awhile on 15/20 and that really helped the rates and fun factor. When EU got loud on 20 CW, I went to SSB and had a great run.  Really needed the points as the first few hours were mostly 1 pointers from zone 8.

Don’t really have enough antenna to do well on 40m.  And it was noisy so couldn’t try dual CQ.

Never heard a JA all weekend.  Was running a lot so didn’t tune as much as I probably should have.

160m was interesting.  Some guys could hear and some could not. I did have a small run which produced a number of multipliers.

Finally decided that sleep would be more beneficial than grinding out the wee hours.  From the scoreboard, that may have cost me 200-300 QSOs.

Best motivation was chasing VA2WA on the scoreboard. Almost caught him a few times and then his multiplier would jump.  I soon suspected he was probably using the cluster, but it was still fun to chase him and others.  Great job by AA3B and W1KM on CW.

Some antenna issues that will need to be diagnosed. The top 15m beam would not turn so was stuck west all weekend. That left me trying to run guys with the low antenna at 33′. The 40m beam continues to be intermittent at the feed point.

Thanks to all for the QSOs.

QSO/ZN+HQ by hour and band
 Hour   160M     80M    40M     20M     15M    10M       Total     Cumm   Off
 1200Z    -       -     20/7   107/13   15/10     -      142/30    142/30
 1300Z    -       -       -     21/0    64/7    56/8     141/15    283/45
 1400Z    -       -       -     49/2    62/4    13/2     124/8     407/53
 1500Z    -       -       -    114/3    69/3      -      183/6     590/59
 1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--  150/13   22/3    --+--    172/16    762/75
 1700Z    -       -       -     84/4    18/1      -      102/5     864/80
 1800Z    -       -       -    137/2    23/5      -      160/7    1024/87
 1900Z    -       -       -    113/5      -     52/8     165/13   1189/100
 2000Z    -       -       -     77/3    63/6    15/0     155/9    1344/109
 2100Z    -       -       -    163/2    19/2      -      182/4    1526/113
 2200Z    -       -       -    135/3      -      2/1     137/4    1663/117
 2300Z    -       -     63/16   18/2    13/0     3/0      97/18   1760/135 36
 0000Z  --+--   26/14  142/9    --+--   --+--   --+--    168/23   1928/158
 0100Z  28/12    9/2    93/9      -       -       -      130/23   2058/181
 0200Z   1/1    82/12   92/6      -       -       -      175/19   2233/200
 0300Z  14/1    64/9    20/2     3/2      -       -      101/14   2334/214
 0400Z    -       -      3/0    14/4      -       -       17/4    2351/218 45
 0500Z   3/1     8/3    66/3     3/1      -       -       80/8    2431/226 25
 0600Z    -       -       -       -       -       -        0/0    2431/226 60
 0700Z    -       -       -       -       -       -        0/0    2431/226 60
 0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--      0/0    2431/226 60
 0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -        0/0    2431/226 60
 1000Z    -       -      6/0    11/1    15/2      -       49/5    2480/231 12
 1100Z    -       -       -       -       -       -        0/0    2480/231 60
 Total: 46/15  189/40  522/54 1199/60  383/43  141/19

2019 ARRL DX Contest CW K5ZD

Call: K5ZD
Operator(s): K5ZD
Class: SO Unlimited HP
QTH: W1
Operating Time (hrs): 30
Radios: SO2R
Band QSOs Mults
160: 239 71
80: 548 90
40: 911 110
20: 1291 116
15: 404 89
10: 3 2
Total: 3396 478 Total Score 4,869,864
Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Best low band conditions ever!  Amazed to have 62 countries on 160 in just the first night! No QRN.  Must have been quiet in Europe too because was able to call and have guys respond on the first try.

Various antenna and equipment problems continue to indicate the need for more station maintenance.  Couldn’t access the stack on 15m so did most of my work on the 5-ele at 33′.  Alpha 76CA started making a burning smell so my wife made me turn it off.  Switched in the backup AL-1200, but it had a relay problem so wouldn’t always hear well after transmitting.

Missed some great hours on Sat afternoon while building bedroom furniture for my daughter.

Heard 4 stations on 10m and managed to work 3 of them.  It was stone cold dead.

Fun having the cluster spots so I could chase DX between running. Also nice to have the scoreboard going to keep up the motivation.

No excuses.  Had a blast and more than exceeded my goals.

Thanks to everyone around the world who hunt for W/VE QSOs all weekend.

By Continent:

      160M    80M    40M    20M    15M    10M   Total      % 
NA 21 27 41 41 27 0 157 4.6
SA 9 11 30 32 36 3 121 3.6
OC 3 7 21 12 5 0 48 1.4
EU 201 488 782 1138 326 0 2935 86.4
AF 4 7 17 17 8 0 53 1.6
AS 1 8 20 51 2 0 82 2.4

Rate:
QSO/DX by hour and band



Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm Off
0000Z --+-- --+-- 78/31 10/8 --+-- --+-- 88/39 88/39
0100Z - 86/24 42/29 1/0 - - 129/53 217/92
0200Z - 90/23 40/11 - - - 130/34 347/126
0300Z 54/34 31/14 1/0 - - - 86/48 433/174
0400Z 25/10 68/12 1/0 - - - 94/22 527/196
0500Z 48/13 9/3 53/5 - - - 110/21 637/217
0600Z 20/5 18/0 20/3 - - - 58/8 695/225
0700Z - 9/1 3/0 - - - 12/1 707/226 50
0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 707/226 60
0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 707/226 60
1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 707/226 60
1100Z - 1/0 4/3 34/15 - - 39/18 746/244 43
1200Z - - 3/3 198/20 - - 201/23 947/267
1300Z - - - 178/14 43/22 - 221/36 1168/303
1400Z - - - 32/18 95/16 - 127/34 1295/337
1500Z - - - 3/1 2/2 - 5/3 1300/340 54
1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 128/1 9/7 1/1 138/9 1438/349 2
1700Z - - - 85/8 28/19 - 113/27 1551/376 3
1800Z - - - - - - 0/0 1551/376 60
1900Z - - - - - - 0/0 1551/376 60
2000Z - - - - - - 0/0 1551/376 60
2100Z - - - - - - 0/0 1551/376 60
2200Z - - - - - - 0/0 1551/376 60
2300Z - 38/1 16/2 6/1 - - 60/4 1611/380 24
0000Z --+-- 46/1 59/5 --+-- --+-- --+-- 105/6 1716/386
0100Z 7/1 30/4 56/3 - - - 93/8 1809/394
0200Z 45/3 6/3 12/2 - - - 63/8 1872/402
0300Z - - - - - - 0/0 1872/402 60
0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 1872/402 60
0500Z 10/1 - 1/1 - - - 11/2 1883/404 51
0600Z 11/3 69/1 7/4 - - - 87/8 1970/412
0700Z 8/0 24/0 92/1 - - - 124/1 2094/413
0800Z --+-- 3/2 116/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- 119/3 2213/416 6
0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 2213/416 60
1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 2213/416 60
1100Z - 1/0 7/0 5/2 - - 13/2 2226/418 46
1200Z - 1/1 - 153/2 15/4 - 169/7 2395/425
1300Z - - - 36/7 127/7 - 163/14 2558/439
1400Z - - - 67/3 52/3 - 119/6 2677/445
1500Z - - - 141/0 8/3 - 149/3 2826/448
1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 101/1 5/1 2/1 108/3 2934/451
1700Z - - - 43/3 6/2 - 49/5 2983/456
1800Z - - 1/0 - 2/1 - 3/1 2986/457 55
1900Z - - 10/1 17/5 12/2 - 39/8 3025/465 21
2000Z - - 108/0 12/5 - - 120/5 3145/470
2100Z - - 105/3 10/0 - - 115/3 3260/473
2200Z - 2/0 63/0 19/2 - - 84/2 3344/475
2300Z 11/1 16/0 13/2 12/0 - - 52/3 3396/478
Tot: 239/71 548/90 911/110 1291/116 404/89 3/2

Best 60 mins: 226 (a wall of Eu calling the first morning)
Worked on 6 bands: None!
Worked on 5 bands: 101!!

2019 CQ 160M Contest CW K5ZD

                     CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW - 2019
 
Call: K5ZD
Operator(s): K5ZD
Station: K5ZD
 
Class: Single Op HP
QTH: W1
Operating Time (hrs): 11.7
 
Summary:
Total:  QSOs = 1045  State/Prov = 55  Countries = 57  Total Score = 490,672
 
Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:

That was entertaining!  Only worked a few hours the first night. Band did not seem good for working DX.  When the USA rate slowed down, I hit the sack.

Made a few QSOs at sunrise on Sat morning, but band still did not sound good.

Got back on Sat night around 0015z and things sounded much better.  The big gun Europeans were much louder. Had better than expected rate with some DX thrown in so kept operating.  Ended up making 700 contacts over the next 8 hours.

Was watching the online scoreboard and that kept me motivated to keep pushing. Especially as those 10 point QSOs accelerated the score.

Band was amazingly quiet both nights.  Worked a lot of very very weak Europeans. Fun!

Never heard SD, NE, KH6 or KL7.  Missed a number of VE provinces as well.  OA4DX was loud, but CQed in my face.  That was the best DX heard and missed. 4X2M was the “best” DX worked.

Station:

Elecraft K3 + Alpha 76CA
1/4-wave elevated GP with 6 radials
90′ shunt fed tower with 32 radials

QSOs By Continent:

            160   Total      %
 
    NA     783     783    74.9
    SA       5       5     0.5
    EU     249     249    23.8
    AF       6       6     0.6
    AS       2       2     0.2

Rates:

QSO/Sec+Dx by hour and band
 
 Hour      160    Total     Cumm     Off
 
D1-1800Z    -      0/0       0/0      60
D1-1900Z    -      0/0       0/0      60
D1-2000Z    -      0/0       0/0      60
D1-0100Z  94/34   94/34     94/34     30
D1-0200Z 148/12  148/12    242/46 
D1-0300Z  86/14   86/14    328/60 
D1-0400Z  48/0    48/0     376/60     24
D1-0500Z    -      0/0     376/60     60
D1-0600Z    -      0/0     376/60     60
D1-0700Z    -      0/0     376/60     60
D1-0800Z  --+--    0/0     376/60     60
D1-0900Z    -      0/0     376/60     60
D1-1000Z    -      0/0     376/60     60
D1-1100Z  50/3    50/3     426/63     20
D1-1200Z  50/0    50/0     476/63     15
D1-1300Z    -      0/0     476/63     60
D1-1400Z    -      0/0     476/63     60
D1-1500Z    -      0/0     476/63     60
D1-1600Z  --+--    0/0     476/63     60
D1-1700Z    -      0/0     476/63     60
D1-1800Z    -      0/0     476/63     60
D1-1900Z    -      0/0     476/63     60
D1-2000Z    -      0/0     476/63     60
D1-2100Z    -      0/0     476/63     60
D1-2200Z   3/0     3/0     479/63     58
D1-2300Z    -      0/0     479/63     60
D2-0000Z  77/18   77/18    556/81     14
D2-0100Z  94/5    94/5     650/86 
D2-0200Z  68/6    68/6     718/92 
D2-0300Z 101/8   101/8     819/100
D2-0400Z  82/5    82/5     901/105
D2-0500Z  51/4    51/4     952/109
D2-0600Z  75/2    75/2    1027/111
D2-0700Z   1/1     1/1    1028/112    57
D2-0800Z  --+--    0/0    1028/112    60
D2-0900Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1000Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1100Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1200Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1300Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1400Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1500Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1600Z  --+--    0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1700Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1800Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-1900Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-2000Z    -      0/0    1028/112    60
D2-2100Z  17/0    17/0    1045/112    30
 
Total:  1045/112

2018 CQ WW CW Contest K5ZD

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

Call: K5ZD
Operator(s): K5ZD

Class: SOAB HP
Class Overlay: Classic
QTH: W1
Operating Time (hrs): 25

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
------------------------------
  160:  114    14       49
   80:  266    17       65
   40:  722    29       96
   20: 1485    31      118
   15:  279    20       72
   10:    1     1        1
------------------------------
Total: 2867   112      401  Total Score = 4,238,406

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments

We had company for the holidays and the bed in the shack becomes a guest room. They left on Sat morning, but I knew I was going to miss most of the first night so decided to do the Classic overlay – one radio, no spotting.

Started on 20m casually DXing and working Asia. Then moved through each band once. Then I was kicked out.

Back on Saturday morning and wow! The rates on 20m were incredible. Had to finally take the leap and go to 15m. It wasn’t as good, but there were mults there.

Perfect conditions for being in W1. Usually only one band really open to Europe at a time and they were all beaming our way. That means great rates if you can get a frequency!

Must be a bit of WRTC fever still going on in Germany. I don’t recall ever working so many! They just kept calling in. Lots of Russian and Ukraine also.

Best DX was UP2L on 80m. Heard a zone 18 on 80 Friday night, but he CQed in my face. Did work RM9A (17) and RA9Y (18) on Saturday evening. Any QSO with Africa was exciting (and usually meant busting a big unruly pileup).

As always, it was a constant dilemma whether to run or tune for missing mults. I spent most of the time running.

K1TTT was the ONLY signal I heard on 10m all weekend! I don’t recall it ever being so dead in a WW. Thanks for the double mult!

No equipment failures this time. 40m beam is still intermittent on receive and the SWR on the south tribander is high (but it seems to work).

Knowing I needed to maximize my score within 24 hours, I tried not to operate too much the first day. I think I timed it out almost perfectly. The 40m run on Sun evening dried up about 10 mins after I hit the time limit. Spent the last hour just tuning around and enjoying all the cool DX that is in CQWW.

So for my Classic score, it will be something around 2810 QSOs, 110 Z, and
396 C for about 4.1M.

Was very fun to watch the scoreboard all weekend. Especially the battle between D41CV, Ti7W, and ZF1A. Those guys were making amazing rates. For me, it was helpful to have someone to chase when I came back to the shack after being away.

This contest really is the best in terms of activity and operating level. Thanks to everyone for getting on and creating so much fun.

Rates

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

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

0000Z  --+--   --+--   73/32   30/9    --+--   --+--  103/41    103/41
0100Z    -       -     98/32     -       -       -     98/32    201/73
0200Z  16/20   50/43    7/8      -       -       -     73/71    274/144
0300Z    -     24/9      -       -       -       -     24/9     298/153  37
0400Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     298/153  60
0500Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     298/153  60
0600Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     298/153  60
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     298/153  60
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     298/153  60
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     298/153  60
1000Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     298/153  60
1100Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     298/153  60
1200Z    -       -       -     21/15     -       -     21/15    319/168  54
1300Z    -       -       -    189/29     -       -    189/29    508/197
1400Z    -       -       -     73/4    79/37     -    152/41    660/238
1500Z    -       -       -    102/7    37/14     -    139/21    799/259
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--  177/14   --+--   --+--  177/14    976/273
1700Z    -       -       -     73/29   16/12     -     89/41   1065/314
1800Z    -       -       -     13/1      -      1/2    14/3    1079/317  48
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1079/317  60
2000Z    -       -       -     34/17   10/7      -     44/24   1123/341  11
2100Z    -       -    127/9     4/3      -       -    131/12   1254/353
2200Z    -       -    140/9      -       -       -    140/9    1394/362
2300Z    -     27/3    49/16     -       -       -     76/19   1470/381
0000Z  11/10   59/13   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   70/23   1540/404
0100Z  29/14     -       -       -       -       -     29/14   1569/418  35
0200Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1569/418  60
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1569/418  60
0400Z  40/8     7/1      -       -       -       -     47/9    1616/427  20
0500Z    -     93/12     -       -       -       -     93/12   1709/439
0600Z  18/11    2/0    21/2      -       -       -     41/13   1750/452  11
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1750/452  60
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1750/452  60
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1750/452  60
1000Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1750/452  60
1100Z    -      4/1    10/8      -       -       -     14/9    1764/461  39
1200Z    -       -      4/2   175/2      -       -    179/4    1943/465
1300Z    -       -       -    198/2      -       -    198/2    2141/467
1400Z    -       -       -     17/1   111/10     -    128/11   2269/478
1500Z    -       -       -    148/3    12/5      -    160/8    2429/486
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--  165/3    --+--   --+--  165/3    2594/489
1700Z    -       -       -     36/2     3/1      -     39/3    2633/492  20
1800Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2633/492  60
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2633/492  60
2000Z    -       -       -      1/0    11/6      -     12/6    2645/498  44
2100Z    -       -    107/2    15/5      -       -    122/7    2767/505
2200Z    -       -     67/2    14/3      -       -     81/5    2848/510
2300Z    -       -     19/3      -       -       -     19/3    2867/513  40

Tot:  114/63  266/82 722/125 1485/149 279/92    1/2

Best 60 mins: 204

Worked on 6 bands:
None!

Worked on 5 bands:
9Y4/VE3EY CN3A CR5E D41CV DA2X DF0HQ DR4A EC2DX EF8R G5O IR4X LZ9W M6T P33W PI4CC PJ2T R7AB TK0C YT5A

Missed a lot of easy Caribbean mults on 160 because I missed the first night and didn’t op much past 06z on Sat night.

Most worked countries:

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

    DL       6     29    125    247     34            441
    UA       7     22     34    108      3            174
     I       2      7     49     83     31            172
    UR       4     17     38     76      2            137
     G       6      7     16     78     22            129
    SP       3     10     36     55      5            109
    OK       4     11     23     58      8            104
     F       2      5     17     61     14             99
    PA       2      4     22     64      3             95
    EA       2      8     29     49      6             94

2018 ARRL Sweepstakes CW K5ZD

                    ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW

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

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: W1
Operating Time (hrs): 22.5

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
------------
  160:    0
   80:  347
   40:  517
   20:  308
   15:   16
   10:    0
------------
Total: 1188  Sections = 83  Total Score = 197,208

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments

My 42nd consecutive year with more than 1000 QSOs in SS CW!

Contest started OK.  Not great, but rate was consistent.  It really falls off around 0630z. I was trying to stay on, but the rate just got too slow.  The time change always makes me have to think when to set the alarm to get back on in time.

We were having quite a wind storm on Sat afternoon and evening.  Something in my 40m beam was intermittent, so had trouble copying a bunch of stations.  Probably have a higher number of errors as a result.  Made a bunch of QSOs using my 40m dipole that is up about 20′ hanging off of one tower (it fell a few months ago and procrastinated fixing it).

We had a short power failure on Sunday morning.  N1MM answered my CQ and I was just sending the report when everything went dark.  The UPS saved the computer, but the radios, amp, and switching all died.  By the time it all powered up again, N1MM was gone so the QSO was lost.

Got awful slow on Sunday. Couldn’t stay in the chair for the full 24 hours. Fun (and motivating) to chase AA3B on contestonlinescore.com. He got me in the end.

80m was super quiet on Sat night.  Was able to copy just about anyone who called on the first try. Weird to hear stations from across the country all morning on 40m. 15m was useless on Sat, but had some really strong signals on Sunday. N9RV was rock crushing for hours. Thought about listening on 160 a few times, but never made the effort.

Thanks to NP3X for the sweep! Nasty pileup but managed to sneak through. I think I worked 2 or more of every section except NT and VI.

Kind of packed it in once I got the sweep.  Worked on some CQWW log checking and watched the Patriots. Was surprised to get on for last 18 minutes and worked 14 stations!  I am sure once the final results come out, I will kick myself for not pushing to the end.

Nothing wrong with SS CW that another 1000 participants wouldn’t solve.

QSO/Sec by hour and band

 Hour      80      40      20      15     Total     Cumm    OffTime

D1-2100Z    -     81/30   14/8      -     95/38     95/38  
D1-2200Z    -     29/1    56/19     -     85/20    180/58  
D1-2300Z  21/4    13/1    48/7      -     82/12    262/70  
D2-0000Z  78/2    11/0    --+--   --+--   89/2     351/72  
D2-0100Z  70/2    13/0      -       -     83/2     434/74  
D2-0200Z  32/2    47/2      -       -     79/4     513/78  
D2-0300Z  35/0    32/0      -       -     67/0     580/78  
D2-0400Z  11/0    52/2      -       -     63/2     643/80  
D2-0500Z  27/0    17/0      -       -     44/0     687/80  
D2-0600Z  23/0     7/1      -       -     30/1     717/81  
D2-0700Z  12/0     3/0      -       -     15/0     732/81     35
D2-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     732/81     60
D2-0900Z    -       -       -       -      0/0     732/81     60
D2-1000Z    -       -       -       -      0/0     732/81     60
D2-1100Z   8/0    21/0      -       -     29/0     761/81     27
D2-1200Z   9/0    38/1      -       -     47/1     808/82  
D2-1300Z   9/0    36/0      -       -     45/0     853/82  
D2-1400Z    -      9/0     5/0      -     14/0     867/82     32
D2-1500Z    -     33/0     8/0      -     41/0     908/82  
D2-1600Z  --+--   13/0    19/0     2/0    34/0     942/82  
D2-1700Z    -      5/0    34/0     5/0    44/0     986/82  
D2-1800Z    -       -     27/0     6/0    33/0    1019/82  
D2-1900Z    -       -      5/0     1/0     6/0    1025/82     50
D2-2000Z    -     10/0    18/0     2/1    30/1    1055/83     13
D2-2100Z    -      3/0    33/0      -     36/0    1091/83  
D2-2200Z    -     13/0    15/0      -     28/0    1119/83  
D2-2300Z    -      2/0     6/0      -      8/0    1127/83     52
D3-0000Z   1/0     9/0    20/0    --+--   30/0    1157/83  
D3-0100Z   8/0     9/0      -       -     17/0    1174/83     20
D3-0200Z   3/0    11/0      -       -     14/0    1188/83     40

Total:   347/10  517/38  308/34   16/1

2018 CQ WW SSB Contest K5ZD

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

Call: K5ZD
Operator(s): K5ZD

Class: SO AB HP (Classic)
QTH: W1
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Summary:
Band      QSOs  Zones  Countries
------------------------------
  160:      53     11       33
   80:     190     18       69
   40:     229     20       68
   20:    1124     27      102
   15:     657     25       90
   10:      14      6        9
------------------------------
Total:    2267    107      371  Total Score = 3,120,862

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:

Knew I couldn’t do a full effort so decided to try Classic overlay.

I was finishing up a show on Netflix when the contest started. Operated a bit over 2 hours and then decided to watch the World Series. It was the bottom of the 7th and I figured an hour would be a good break before getting back in time for Europe sunrise. Whoops. 10+ innings later it was now 0730z and bands were quiet. Gave up on trying to maximize my operating time for score. Went for fun instead.

Got up early and found a frequency on 20m. Wow! Rate was great with band open deep into Europe and Russia. Stayed a bit long just because the rate was so good. The Nor’Easter was in full force when I noticed the 20m stack lights were no longer showing the correct indication. An intermittent problem over the past two months. Can’t fix it now. Have choice of upper, lower, or both out of phase for rest of weekend.

When I got to 15m there were some loud signals so called CQ in the first spot I found.

Magic! The band was open with spotlight propagation all around northern Europe. Worked LY, OH and even some Russians. Has a 245 hour! This surprise and discovery are part of what keeps us coming back year after year.

As this excitement was happening, I noticed that my top 15m beam would only turn left. Luckily it was on Europe, but once I started messing with it, it then went to N, then NW, then W. So only the beam at 33′ to Europe for rest of weekend.

My doctor’s office was having a flu shot event so I stopped to go get one. Didn’t seem to impact my ability to operate and was glad to get it out of the way.

Took a nap in the afternoon. Caught a few stations on 10m, but not much. Only SA on 15m. 20m was great into Japan with lots of big signals.

40m is just a mess. I never thought I would be wishing for us to go back to the old days of working split all the time…

Watched the Red Sox again, but I did it while still working the low bands. Had to catch up on mults.

Sunday opened at the same time as Saturday. Got a good frequency and had a nice few hours. It felt like conditions were better, so I decided to go to 15m earlier. This is where being Classic with only 1 radio is a challenge.

I changed bands only to discover conditions were not great. No way to get my frequency back so I did some slow CQing on 15m. Went from a 211 hour on 20m to a 32 hour on 15m.  Ouch!

It was weird. How can we have so many SP stations in the log and no Germans?! They were even calling in after their sunset. As the sun moved, suddenly the band opened to Germany. That helped the score! Was sure missing the high 15 Yagi as many of the signals were right at the noise and had to surf the QSB to get in the log.

Had to take some time off to attend a concert my wife was playing in. Got back early enough to get to the 24 hour of operating mark. Although the last 2 hours were slow. Called lots of loud Europeans on 75m that could not hear me. Argh.

Spent time in the last 20 minutes calling a loud CT9ABO. No luck, but did work UR5AS. OK7K was the consistently loud signal from Europe on 160 all weekend.

As always, too many guys who don’t send their call. Although I found them more responsive when asked so maybe we are making progress. Didn’t notice as much splatter as usual, but that was probably because having only one radio and doing lots of CQing limited my visibility.

Never heard zones 18, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, or 34.

Three hours over 200 were a blast. You see the rate go up and you just hope the frequency stays clear and guys keep calling.

Always amazing how this contest brings out the activity. Worked a lot of guys that were not in the SCP file. Thanks to everyone that go on and helped us all have more fun.

Now off to plan some antenna maintenance!

Randy, K5ZD

Rates

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

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

0000Z  --+--   --+--   18/19   26/10   --+--   --+--   44/29     44/29  
0100Z    -     23/29   50/32     -       -       -     73/61    117/90  
0200Z  12/13   10/5      -       -       -       -     22/18    139/108   32 RedSox
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     139/108   60
0400Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     139/108   60
0500Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     139/108   60
0600Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     139/108   60
0700Z   1/0    12/11   25/20     -       -       -     38/31    177/139   34
0800Z   5/5     8/6     7/3     1/2    --+--   --+--   21/16    198/155   21
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0     198/155   60
1000Z   1/0     9/7    11/4     6/8      -       -     27/19    225/174   28
1100Z    -       -       -    187/48     -       -    187/48    412/222 
1200Z    -       -       -    218/6      -       -    218/6     630/228 
1300Z    -       -       -     99/2    87/32     -    186/34    816/262 
1400Z    -       -       -       -    245/20     -    245/20   1061/282 
1500Z    -       -       -       -     24/15     -     24/15   1085/297   24 Flu shot
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   22/7    --+--   22/7    1107/304   60
1700Z    -       -       -    102/9     1/0      -    103/9    1210/313 
1800Z    -       -       -     12/2    36/13    5/5    53/20   1263/333   12 Nap
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1263/333   60
2000Z    -       -       -       -     16/6      -     16/6    1279/339   48
2100Z    -       -       -     54/25   10/5     9/10   73/40   1352/379 
2200Z    -       -     54/5     4/0      -       -     58/5    1410/384   23 
2300Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1410/384   60 RedSox
0000Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1410/384   60
0100Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1410/384   60
0200Z   7/5    32/10    9/1      -       -       -     48/16   1458/400 
0300Z  11/8    26/7     4/0      -       -       -     41/15   1499/415 
0400Z  12/12   23/6      -       -       -       -     35/18   1534/433 
0500Z   4/1    31/5      -       -       -       -     35/6    1569/439 
0600Z    -      1/0     4/2      -       -       -      5/2    1574/441   52 Sleep
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1574/441   60
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1574/441   60
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1574/441   60
1000Z    -      4/1     7/1      -       -       -     11/2    1585/443   16
1100Z    -       -       -    142/10     -       -    142/10   1727/453 
1200Z    -       -       -    211/5      -       -    211/5    1938/458 
1300Z    -       -       -     19/1    11/3      -     30/4    1968/462    2
1400Z    -       -       -       -     42/0      -     42/0    2010/462   60
1500Z    -       -       -       -     63/11     -     63/11   2073/473 
1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--    4/0    81/2    --+--   85/2    2158/475 
1700Z    -       -       -      4/0      -       -      4/0    2162/475   57 Concert
1800Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2162/475   60
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2162/475   60
2000Z    -       -       -       -       -       -      0/0    2162/475   60
2100Z    -       -       -     14/0    18/1      -     32/1    2194/476   29
2200Z    -       -     29/0    20/1     1/0      -     50/1    2244/477 
2300Z    -     11/0    11/1     1/0      -       -     23/1    2267/478   15

Total: 53/44  190/87  229/88 1124/129 657/115  14/15 

Best 60 minutes: 252 @ 27-Oct-2018 13:57

Worked on 6 bands:
VP2MDG

Worked on 5 bands:
8P5A 9Y4W CN3A D4C EF8R FY5KE LX7I LZ9W P33W P40T PJ2T PJ4Q SN8B V26B

Most worked countries:

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

    DL       1     18     12    160    106            297
     I              9     17     83     44            153
    SP       2      6      4     55     33            100
     F              8      9     52     28             97
    UA              1      6     79      8             94
    PA       1      9      3     54     24             91
     G       1      6      5     50     27             89
    EA              7     10     46     25             88
    UR       1      6      5     47     17             76

2018 CQ WW RTTY Contest K5ZD

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY

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

Class: SOAB HP
Class Overlay: Classic
Operating Time (hrs): 23

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  State/Prov  DX   Zones
------------------------------------
   80:  229       40      34    11
   40:  369       46      50    17
   20:  834       44      72    25
   15:  150       13      41    17
   10:    7        3       4     3
------------------------------------
Total: 1589      146     201    73  Total Score = 1,530,480

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

 

Comments:

Knew I was playing golf on Sat morning and attending a symphony orchestra concert on Sat evening.  Decided to try the Classic category even though I would not be able to operate at the optimum times.

It was fun.  I missed having the second radio to tune around while CQing, but I also enjoyed the strategic decision making needed to decide when to run and when to tune around.  Reminded me of how contesting used to be when I first started.

Bands and activity were better than expected.

Managed to have a 102 hour running with just one rig!  The RTTY ops are getting faster and more efficient.  If many would just send their call twice instead of 3-4 times, and if they wouldn’t send my call, we could see even faster rates!

Most studly QSO was with TO6OK on 15m.  Can’t believe he pulled my call out of the mess.  Then it took 5 overs before we could get the exchange due to Europeans that would not stop calling.  Read the screen guys!

I don’t know what it is about RTTY, but really enjoy trying to dig out calls and make QSOs with all the QRM and QSB.

Thanks to everyone that got on.  Lots of fun! (All those FT8 guys should have tried RTTY this weekend…)

Rates:

QSO/Zn+Dx+St by hour and band

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

D1-0000Z  --+--   37/39   17/22   --+--   --+--   54/61     54/61  
D1-0100Z    -     88/28     -       -       -     88/28    142/89  
D1-0200Z    -     63/19     -       -       -     63/19    205/108 
D1-0300Z  52/43    4/3      -       -       -     56/46    261/154 
D1-0400Z  16/7     1/0      -       -       -     17/7     278/161    40
D1-0500Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     278/161    60
D1-0600Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     278/161    60
D1-0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     278/161    60
D1-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     278/161    60
D1-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     278/161    60
D1-1000Z    -      3/3     6/7      -       -      9/10    287/171    49
D1-1100Z    -       -     93/28     -       -     93/28    380/199 
D1-1200Z    -       -      8/3      -       -      8/3     388/202    56
D1-1300Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     388/202    60
D1-1400Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     388/202    60
D1-1500Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     388/202    60
D1-1600Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     388/202    60
D1-1700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     388/202    60
D1-1800Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     388/202    60
D1-1900Z    -       -     35/9     5/5      -     40/14    428/216    30
D1-2000Z    -       -     89/12     -       -     89/12    517/228 
D1-2100Z    -       -     63/12    3/7     2/3    68/22    585/250 
D1-2200Z    -       -     28/6     8/6      -     36/12    621/262    32
D1-2300Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     621/262    60
D2-0000Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     621/262    60
D2-0100Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     621/262    60
D2-0200Z  23/11     -       -       -       -     23/11    644/273    38
D2-0300Z  73/16     -       -       -       -     73/16    717/289 
D2-0400Z  21/4    38/6      -       -       -     59/10    776/299 
D2-0500Z  17/4    31/2      -       -       -     48/6     824/305     5
D2-0600Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     824/305    60
D2-0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     824/305    60
D2-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     824/305    60
D2-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     824/305    60
D2-1000Z  27/1    10/5      -       -       -     37/6     861/311    26
D2-1100Z    -       -    102/9      -       -    102/9     963/320 
D2-1200Z    -       -     45/1    11/17    1/3    57/21   1020/341 
D2-1300Z    -       -     80/7      -       -     80/7    1100/348 
D2-1400Z    -       -      9/0    53/14     -     62/14   1162/362 
D2-1500Z    -       -     13/2    28/11     -     41/13   1203/375 
D2-1600Z  --+--   --+--   87/6    --+--    1/1    88/7    1291/382 
D2-1700Z    -       -     23/3    28/10    1/1    52/14   1343/396 
D2-1800Z    -       -     66/4      -       -     66/4    1409/400 
D2-1900Z    -       -       -      7/0      -      7/0    1416/400    51
D2-2000Z    -       -       -      3/2     2/2     5/4    1421/404    51
D2-2100Z    -       -     48/1     2/0      -     50/1    1471/405 
D2-2200Z    -     21/1    22/9     2/0      -     45/10   1516/415    35
D2-2300Z    -     73/7      -       -       -     73/7    1589/422 

Total:   229/86  369/113 834/141 150/72    7/10 

Best clock hour: 102
Best 60 mins: 104

Worked on 5 bands (2):
P49X ZX2B

Worked on 4 bands (19):
9A1A 9A5Y AC0C CR3W DD2ML DR5N IQ4FC K0JJR K3EST KB1EFS KI1G KV1J PI4COM S51A S53S SN7Q VP2V/AA7V YT2T YU5R

2018 WAE DX Contest CW K5ZD

WAE DX Contest, CW
Call: K5ZD
Class: Single Op HP

Operating Time (hrs): 16.5
Radios: SO2R

Summary:

Band   QSOs  QTCs  Mults
-------------------------
80:     131    23   100
40:     249   238   120
20:     585   744   100
15:      66    30    44
10:       5     0     6
-------------------------
Total: 1036  1035   370  Total Score = 765,530


Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:

Fell asleep on the couch and missed most of the first night and morning. Part time after that.

Good conditions on 80m. I think I missed the best hours on 40m.

Helped N1RR raise an antenna Sunday morning. Got home just in time to find 15 and 10 open. Not many stations on 10, but it was open for those who were paying attention. F5IN was loud for 30 minutes.

Thanks to everyone that received QTCs from me.  Tried to give them out all weekend when someone asked and there weren’t other stations calling.

Fun to watch the big W/VE scores on contestonlinescore.com scoreboard.  I couldn’t seem to catch up with their rates even though I had less QSOs.  Is it possible the QSO totals from N1MM+ were showing the combined QSO+QTC?

 

QSO/Mult by hour and band

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

0000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0       0/0     60
0100Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0       0/0     60
0200Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0       0/0     60
0300Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0       0/0     60
0400Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0       0/0     60
0500Z    -     42/63     -       -       -     42/63     42/63    27
0600Z    -     10/6     5/10     -       -     15/16     57/79    40
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0      57/79    60
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0      57/79    60
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0      57/79    60
1000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0      57/79    60
1100Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0      57/79    60
1200Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0      57/79    60
1300Z    -       -     58/36   20/18     -     78/54    135/133    9
1400Z    -       -     62/22    6/0      -     68/22    203/155 
1500Z    -       -     62/8      -       -     62/8     265/163 
1600Z  --+--   --+--   57/6    --+--   --+--   57/6     322/169 
1700Z    -       -     82/0      -       -     82/0     404/169 
1800Z    -       -     32/2      -       -     32/2     436/171   30
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     436/171   60
2000Z    -       -     48/0      -       -     48/0     484/171   21
2100Z    -       -     26/2      -       -     26/2     510/173    8
2200Z    -     47/27    4/2      -       -     51/29    561/202   60
2300Z  13/20   22/3     2/2      -       -     37/25    598/227   24
0000Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     598/227   60
0100Z  56/56   16/6      -       -       -     72/62    670/289   10
0200Z  31/16   35/3      -       -       -     66/19    736/308 
0300Z  21/4    11/3      -       -       -     32/7     768/315   32
0400Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     768/315   60
0500Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     768/315   60
0600Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     768/315   60
0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     768/315   60
0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     768/315   60
0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     768/315   60
1000Z    -       -     14/0      -       -     14/0     782/315   50
1100Z    -       -     18/2      -       -     18/2     800/317   45
1200Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     800/317   60
1300Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     800/317   60
1400Z    -       -       -     25/16     -     25/16    825/333   26
1500Z    -       -     33/2    15/10    5/6    53/18    878/351 
1600Z  --+--   --+--   12/0    --+--   --+--   12/0     890/351   35
1700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     890/351   60
1800Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     890/351   60
1900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     890/351   60
2000Z    -       -     25/0      -       -     25/0     915/351   27
2100Z    -     14/0    38/2      -       -     52/2     967/353 
2200Z    -     41/6     6/4      -       -     47/10   1014/363 
2300Z  10/4    11/3     1/0      -       -     22/7    1036/370

Tot:  131/100 249/120 585/100  66/44    5/6

Most worked countries:

           80M    40M    20M    15M    10M   Total
    DL      44     69    211     29      3     356
    SP      12     17     34      2             65
    UR      11     16     29      2             58
    OK       6     16     24      2             48
     G       4      9     26      1             40
     I       2      9     24      4             39
    UA       5     12     21      1             39

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