IARU

IARU 2010 — I got to play some, but not nearly as much as I wanted to, spending 5 hours on the air.

Band  Mode    QSOs     Pts  Zon   HQ

     7  LSB      1       1    0    1

    14  CW      34      98    0    6

    14  USB    307     969   21    7

    21  USB     12      46    4    1

 Total  Both   354    1114   25   15

Score: 44,560

CQ WPX CW

05/30/10 — CQ WPX CW

        Band    QSOs     Pts  WPX

           7      62     156   32

          14     149     225  102

          21      42      81   32

          28      11      25    7

       Total     264     487  173

            Score : 84,251

CQ WPX SSB

03/29/10 — CQ WPX SSB — I operated 21 hours 40 minutes as a SOAB HP NON-ASSISTED (SO2R)

        Band    QSOs    Pts  WPX

         1.8       4      4    2

         3.5      39      62   18

           7     208     395   95

          14     759    1144  245

          21     475     971  232

          28      58     163   29

       Total    1543    2739  621            Score : 1,700,919

 

W5WZ Max Rates:

2010-03-27 0002Z – 5.0 per minute  (1 minute(s)), 300 per hour by W5WZ

2010-03-27 0011Z – 3.2 per minute  (10 minute(s)), 192 per hour by W5WZ

2010-03-27 0305Z – 2.3 per minute  (60 minute(s)), 139 per hour by W5WZ

  

W5WZ Runs >10 QSOs:

2010-03-27 0000 – 0029Z,   21219 kHz, 66 Qs, 134.2/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 0039 – 0050Z,   21219 kHz, 12 Qs, 63.0/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 0053 – 0125Z,   21219 kHz, 58 Qs, 108.4/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 0141 – 0223Z,   14184 kHz, 97 Qs, 137.3/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 0224 – 0307Z,   14184 kHz, 91 Qs, 128.5/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 0323 – 0347Z,    7162 kHz, 33 Qs, 82.5/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 0350 – 0438Z,    7161 kHz, 50 Qs, 62.8/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 0441 – 0523Z,    7161 kHz, 55 Qs, 79.3/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 0543 – 0556Z,    3660 kHz, 21 Qs, 95.6/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 0622 – 0637Z,    7203 kHz, 31 Qs, 122.4/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 1304 – 1322Z,   21213 kHz, 34 Qs, 108.8/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 1337 – 1355Z,   21262 kHz, 18 Qs, 60.3/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 1529 – 1547Z,   21214 kHz, 29 Qs, 98.4/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 1556 – 1630Z,   21214 kHz, 50 Qs, 89.8/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 1636 – 1644Z,   21214 kHz, 12 Qs, 84.7/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 1658 – 1711Z,   14176 kHz, 13 Qs, 61.3/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 1731 – 1940Z,   14295 kHz, 170 Qs, 79.4/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 2229 – 2239Z,   21230 kHz, 11 Qs, 65.1/hr W5WZ

2010-03-27 2244 – 2352Z,   21230 kHz, 91 Qs, 79.5/hr W5WZ

2010-03-28 0004 – 0135Z,   14219 kHz, 170 Qs, 111.0/hr W5WZ

2010-03-28 2240 – 2249Z,   21235 kHz, 17 Qs, 119.5/hr W5WZ

Pair of Spring Contests

02/15/10 — Managed to operate 3.5 hours of the Louisiana QSO Party

            Band  Mode  QSOs     Pts  Sec

         3.5  CW       1       4    1

         3.5  LSB      4       8    1

           7  CW       1       4    1

           7  LSB     21      42    5

          14  USB    344     688   59

       Total  Both   371     746   67

  

01/20/10 — 4 hours and 56 minutes of fun in NAQP SSB

NA QSO SSB – 2010-01-16 1800Z to 2010-01-17 0600Z – 407 QSOs

W5WZ Max Rates:  

2010-01-16 1924Z – 5.0 per minute  (1 minute(s)), 300 per hour by W5WZ

2010-01-16 1933Z – 3.5 per minute  (10 minute(s)), 210 per hour by W5WZ

2010-01-16 2007Z – 2.1 per minute  (60 minute(s)), 126 per hour by W5WZ

W5WZ Runs >10 QSOs:

2010-01-16 1822 – 1903Z,   21315 kHz, 67 Qs, 96.3/hr W5WZ

2010-01-16 1919 – 1946Z,   14314 kHz, 83 Qs, 182.3/hr W5WZ

2010-01-16 1949 – 2011Z,   14316 kHz, 39 Qs, 103.8/hr W5WZ

2010-01-17 0005 – 0017Z,   14195 kHz, 20 Qs, 104.3/hr W5WZ

2010-01-17 0026 – 0058Z,    7203 kHz, 60 Qs, 110.5/hr W5WZ

2010-01-17 0101 – 0145Z,    7188 kHz, 78 Qs, 106.2/hr W5WZ

Total Time Off 07:04  (424 mins)

Total Time On 04:56  (296 mins)

NAQP SSB Jan 2011

NAQP SSB Jan 2011 — 

 Total Time On 10:00  (600 mins)

  Band     QSOs     Pts  Sec   NA

    1.8       1       1    1    0

    3.5      95      95   36    0

      7     230     230   43    1

     14     342     342   45    1

     21      62      62   15    0

     28       1       1    1    0

  Total     731     731  141    2

 Score: 104,533

Fun contest as always!  Some really great runs!  (I remembered to  press F1 in N1MM!)  At one point on 40m I saw the ‘Last 10’ rate hit  500.  Average of 73.1 Q per hour for 10 hours.  My recently built  Inv-L for 160m had very high SWR, so it was not usable.  Never heard anything on 10m (was listening at 28.4 first hour or so while running  on 20m).

————– Q S O   R a t e   S u m m a r y ————–

Hour     160     80     40     20     15     10  Total    Pct

————————————————————-

1800       0      0      0    141      1      0    142   19.2

1900       0      0      0     73     22      0     95   12.9

2000       0      0      0     28     22      0     50    6.8

2100       0      0      1     19     17      0     37    5.0

2200       0      0      7     69      0      0     76   10.3

2300       0      0     68     11      0      0     79   10.7

0000       0      1     41      0      0      0     42    5.7  

  

0100       0     10     64      1      0      0     75   10.1

0200       1      5     45      0      0      1     52    7.0

0300       0     79      4      0      0      0     83   11.2

0400       0      0      0      0      0      0      0    0.0

0500       0      0      0      0      0      0      0    0.0

——————————————————

Total      1     95    230    342     62      1    731

  

Gross QSO’s=739        Dupes=8        Net QSO’s=731

Unique callsigns worked = 628

  

The best 60 minute rate was 152/hour from 1808 to 1907

The best 30 minute rate was 178/hour from 1807 to 1836

The best 10 minute rate was 228/hour from 1813 to 1822

  

The best 1 minute rates were:

 6 QSO’s/minute    1 times.

 5 QSO’s/minute    8 times.

 4 QSO’s/minute   18 times.

 3 QSO’s/minute   62 times.

 2 QSO’s/minute  117 times.

2009 Fall Contest Season

11/28/09 — W5WZ operated SOAB-ASSISTED LOW in CQWWCW.  As I only had a few brief time periods to operatate, my main goal was learning more about N1MM and the bandmaps/multiplier point and shoot while also adding to my DXCC totals.

        Band    QSOs    Pts  Cty   ZN

         3.5       5      8    3    3

           7      76     206   47   19

          14      91     238   37   23

          21      20      57   16   11

          28       8      24    3    3

       Total     200     533  106   59

  

11/23/09 — A four-man team of Louisiana Contest Club members operated Nov SS SSB HP at W5WZ – W5WZ, K5ER, AA5LA and KC5WA.  We had lots of fun!  

              Band    QSOs    Pts  Sec

         3.5      95     190   14

           7     177     354   22

          14     652    1304   14

          21     231     462   30

       Total    1155    2310   80

  

10/24/09 — W5WZ operated SOAB-ASSISTED-HIGH in CQWWSSB

         Band    QSOs    Pts  Cty   ZN

         1.8       2      0    1    1

         3.5      18      39   12    8

           7      93     231   48   14

          14     153     361   31   23

          21      64     169   39   12

          28       5      12    4    4

       Total     335     812  135   62

August 2009

08/16/09 — Just finished a full 10 hours of NAQP, from the starting gun with no breaks.  Now I know why I need some receiving antenna for 40-80-160.  Also know that I need better transmitting antenna on at least 160 and 80.

Band  QSOs  Mults

——————-

  160:    1     1

   80:   28    11

   40:  220    41

   20:  388    49

   15:   21    12

   10:    1     1

——————-

Total:  659   115  Total Score = 76,444

08/13/09 — Installed the 160m dipole on the crossarm at 75′.  I should have put it up at 105′, but will wait until I get a 2nd crossarm up there, so that I can have more options. Completed the last jumpers from my SixPack to the row of Polyphasers.  Finally have 6 independent bands worth of monoband antenna fully available in the shack.  Finished recording the various *.wav files (including the letters.wav, both letter and phonetic style) for use with N1MM.

08/06/09 — Received, modified and installed the last StackMatch controller.  I’m inching closer to being fully operational.  John WE3C gave me the tip back at Dayton to make a goal to complete at least one task each day on the station.  That was good advice; I’ve tried to do so, and the progress is amazing!

08/02/09 — Made a minor repair to my homebrewed PC-soundcard interface (Icom ProData, from QST March 2002).  Verified operation with N1MM.  Trying to get ready for NAQP SSB on August 15th.  Made a few PSK contacts.

08/01/09 — Mounted a cross arm on the tower at 75′ from which I can suspend two dipoles, etc.  Installed my 80m dipole as inverted Vee at that point.  I had been off 80m since early April, when a limb fell and broke the old dipole which was up 30 feet.