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Author Topic: How many countries have you worked in CQ WW DX SSB  (Read 3073 times)
WA4053SWL
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« on: October 25, 2012, 09:21:20 AM »

I like listening these world contests.
My record are 126 countries of the DXCC list Grin
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WA4053SWL
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 09:34:01 AM »

that's my record but only listening, not transmitting.
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 01:20:46 PM »

I had something like 105 different countries in a contest last year.
Bad part is, I don't remember which one.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 01:46:52 PM »

This year I have little time to try to beat my own record, takes many hours sitting in front of the receiver, but make a lot of listening, mainly in 10, 15, and 80 meters where in these bands need many countries to confirm in phone, and also will watch that come something interesting in the cluster.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 05:43:53 PM »

This year, I had 70 DXCC's on 10m.


241 across all bands.
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KD8TFG
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 06:10:22 PM »

Being a new ham 1 month with only 10m, 25w and a vertical 13ft in  the air worked 25 countries over 8 hrs
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012, 07:11:11 PM »

Being a new ham 1 month with only 10m, 25w and a vertical 13ft in  the air worked 25 countries over 8 hrs

Congrats and welcome to the hobby.


I played in the contest off and on Saturday and today. Spent most of my time on 10m, I like to sleep.  Tongue

110 DXCC's on 10m
23 on 15m
8 on20m
19 on 40m
1 on 160m

124 different all together out of 321 qsos.

36 zones, never could break the pileup for FR4NT in zone 39. Didn't hear 34 or 37. Heard 29, but he was calling another op on 40m this morning and moved before I could catch him.
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KD8TFG
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012, 08:20:10 PM »

My furthest contact was a ZM4 in New Zeland on 28.337 I was amazed as a I got a 59 on his recieve and he was barely above the noise level here in Ohio
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012, 06:10:53 AM »

I have a quick question I hope someone can answer. i used N1MM Logger for the contest , and in the status bar at the bottow of the contact info wimdow it has 2 sets of numbers  QSOs/xxx/yyy, and Score. Now I get total score and QSOs, and I know the next two (xxx, yyy)  I know they are multipliers, but which one is which?

Thanks
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 08:16:45 AM »

I got 64 countries this year with my modest station. Lots of easy ones not on the air as far as I could hear. Most of the contacts were the usual big guns you hear in all the international contests.
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NO9E
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2012, 08:41:05 AM »

I tried to max countries on 10m but also have QSOs on all remaining bands. Worked 122 on 10m and probably a few extras on the other bands. Some stations were pretty weak and covered up by streak noises from neighbors up north, east and west (all different streaks).   While 10m was excellent, 40m was relatively poor.

Ignacy, NO9E
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N4KC
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2012, 09:09:39 AM »

Looks as if a lot of us were taking advantage of pretty good condx on 10 meters.  I only need six confirmations (out of 145 worked) to get my 100 on 10 so I was picking and choosing, looking not only for new ones but also those I had worked but not gotten QSLed.  Saturday, the band was great and got a bunch of Europe, Middle East, and Africa.  Sunday, the band was very noisy here, but late in the day, bingo!  Japan, China, Australia, Guam, South Cook, Indonesia!  I got most of those with 100 watts, too.

But it was late Sunday before I realized that among the 50 or so I still don't have confirmed on 10 were...ready for it?...USA and Canada!  Canada was a snap but stateside signals from anywhere but 6 and 7 were non-existent.  Got several of those, though, and hope at least one of them does LOTW.

All in all, I heard lots of common courtesy, "Frequency in use?", patient ops working to get weak stations, and...to be totally honest...lots of audio compression cranked up to "11."  ("Spinal Tap" fans will know that reference.)

73,

Don N4KC
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W3HKK
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2012, 09:42:19 AM »

nice to see swls noting the propagation.  Ot's still amazing to me that signals can travel so far, often with low power and modest antennas.   10m is an awesome band when its open! And boy was it open....from 7am til 10 pm both nights...wall to wall sigs.

Our club using 400w to a hexbeam at 30 ft made  396 mults from 10-160m. among 731 qsis  and scoring  777,744 points. 
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KD8IZZ
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2012, 12:41:43 PM »

nice to see swls noting the propagation.  Ot's still amazing to me that signals can travel so far, often with low power and modest antennas.   10m is an awesome band when its open! And boy was it open....from 7am til 10 pm both nights...wall to wall sigs.

Our club using 400w to a hexbeam at 30 ft made  396 mults from 10-160m. among 731 qsis  and scoring  777,744 points. 

396 mults? Apparently I need a better station. Sad
I worked almost everyone I could hear so the power isn't the problem. I need to get my A3S up higher than 20 feet.
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NQ3X
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2012, 02:04:53 PM »

I have a quick question I hope someone can answer. i used N1MM Logger for the contest , and in the status bar at the bottow of the contact info wimdow it has 2 sets of numbers  QSOs/xxx/yyy, and Score. Now I get total score and QSOs, and I know the next two (xxx, yyy)  I know they are multipliers, but which one is which?

IIRC, and if my N1MM-generated score summary is the same thing, it's QSOs/Band Zones/Band Countries.  For me, it was 818/72/179, or 818 Qs, 72 band zones and 179 band countries.

Cheers, Bob WP2XX
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