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9W2JQDSO LP ALLthank you for the contset
A65BBSO HP 20MGood fun! 73 de Dane
A65DRSO HP 80MVery tough on 80m with noise level well over S9 all though. But the hours before sunrise were still a lot of fun
A65GTSO LP 20MDate licensed 10/24/2019
AA3KSA HP ALLConditions were significantly better than in years past. 10 & 15 showed up! Lots of stations though I assume they were mostly home. Overall it appeared the mults were down. I think that - for me - was due to propagation to the west or lack there of
AA4VTM2For the past four years Steve, AA4V Rick W4GE Gay, N4SF and Dave AA4VT have travelled as group to various islands outside the US to work the CQ WW DX SSB contest. This year, fate made us stay home in the USA. Naturally, we chose the location to be one of our own ham shacks with the largest tower and beam. A high-power Multi/2 station is a huge endeavor for a 1/4-acre lot in suburban Charleston, SC. Luckily, one of us had the smarts to figure out how to put two 1500W stations together in a 10x12 ft ham shack, all under computer control, such that interference was minimal across all six bands of interest. Wow! Hats off to our resident engineer, Dave, AA4VT. Not only that, we learned that all this power could be had in a Covid safe, comfortable, air-conditioned setting, complete with running water, plenty of electricity, and easy chairs in which to rest between shifts! Hurray for Dave!! We also learned to love his tower and SteppIR DB36 at 75 feet with 3 elements on 40m and 4 elements for 20-10m with that quick 180-degree pattern reverse setting. At 40 feet, there was a Hy-Gain TH-6DXX with its own Ring rotor for 20-10m. 160M was done by shunt feeding the 72-foot tower (91 feet to the top of the mast), using the beams as top-loading and matched by an automated remote antenna tuner custom programmed by AA4VT. We had to build just one antenna: an 80m, a 1/4 wave vertical which was a piece of cake using a 60 foot Spiderbeam support pole in the front yard with 28 radials to fill in the near-field giving us a 1.1:1 SWR at 3750 KHz. Yes, it got comments from the neighbors and the XYL was visiting family out of town 😊 The only thing missing was our partner in crime Gay, N4SF, who could not join us this year because of Covid and the isolation that have entailed after travelling from sunny California. We missed him greatly. Next time, buddy!! Rigs: Elecraft K3/P3 x 2, Acom 2000A, KPA 1500, FilterMax IV band-pass filters, VA6AM high-powered triplexer and band-pass filters for 20-10m, Stack Match for feeding two antennas on 20-10m, multiple 6x2 antenna switches, lots of coaxial stubs and hundreds of ferrites controlled by two of K8UT’s latest Raspberry Pi FreqEZ and a programmable logic controller for the shunt fed tower remote tuner and error proofing. Antennas: See above Our hats off to all the interference reducing reference articles and presentations provided over the years by K9YC, K1TTT, K2TR and N0AX. They were a godsend! Thanks to all for working us in the pileups and for the courtesy extended by everyone. Hope to work you all next year! Rick W4GE Steve, AA4V Craig NZ4CW and, of course, Dave AA4VT
AB0CDSO LP ALLIC7300 100W R3-20 RG303-40
AB2TCSO LP ALLGood contest. Conditions starting to improve in new sunspot cycle, but long way to go
AB3SXSA LP ALLOne hundred watts and a wire
AB4BASA HP ALLRookie,First licensed 09-07-2018
AC1EVSA HP ALLRookie
AC1KCSA LP ALLDate licensed 4/16/2020
AC2ZZSO LP ALLgreat openings to South America on 10 and 15 meters. lots of Fun!!
AC4GSO HP ALLGreat to see high bands open (especially 10 & 15m) to Europe. Low bands were not so good which was surprising since the low bands have produced good results in recent years. Even though hearing many DX stations on 80m, none could hear me almost like one way propagation. 160m was a disappointment as also observed by other stations comments. My station is not tuned for SSB part of the band, but more for CW band making 80m/160m hard to tune high in those bands. 20m was open each evening to SE Asia which was nice from my QTH where SE Asia is difficult to work (VR2/DU/etc). South America showed up in numbers on all bands and good to see a few African stations. VK/ZL showed up on 40m during my morning. And always, I enjoy NOT using spotting networks, but searching the rare ones out myself only to make surprising QSOs from time-to-time. Thanks to the many QSOs
AC9EZSA LP ALLA great contest with terrific conditions on 15m! 73 de Jim ac9ez
AD0HSO HP ALLI worked a number of domestic stations this is one way to introduce them to contesting, and sometimes got me a new section
AD3CMSHWith covid-19, etoh wipie-down, switching headsets, etc., forgot about 10-min rule until Sun. morning!
AD4ESMSHOne problem after another but we pulled it off just in time for the start. Lack of a lot of DXpeditions cut down on the zone and countries count. Harbinger of CQWW-CW activity. Looking forward to more normalized activity in 2021. 10 meters was great. Maybe it will be that way in late November
AD4XTMSLLots of good contacts this year
AD5XDSO HP ALLNice to see the higher frequency bands starting to open. Notice a lot of bad habits on the band. Still lots of stations calling CQ but never giving their call. If I can't get the call I can't work them! Also noticed that there are a lot US hams not using their full call just the last 2 letter calls
AG5ZSA HP ALLShort time operating but fun as always
AG6JASA LP ALLJust glad that I got a chance to get on the air for a little bit
AG7XQSO LP ALLDate licensed 10/23/2019
AH6FCSO HP 20MMono-band Hex Beam at......10 feet, hi hi
AJ6TSA LP 80MMy effort was mostly to look for new band-countries on 160 and 75 meters rather than trying to make a big score. Only one new band-country was worked, FY5KE on topband. A71AM on 40 would have been another new one, but I could not crack the pileup with 100 watts and dipole. I installed new wire verticals for 160 and 80 especially for this contest, and they worked well. I was pleased to work quite a few Europeans on 75 meters. It was nice to see some good propagation on 15 and 10, but I was concentrating on the lower bands. Rig and antennas: 160 K3 T-vertical 80 K3 T-vertical 40-10 K3 OCF dipole
AL7KCSA HP 20MFRIDAY NIGHT WAS DOING WELL, THEN BAND TANKED AND WASN'T HEARING MUCH OUTSIDE OF ASIA, PACIFIC, WEST COAST US FOR THE REST OF CONTEST
BA9BFSO LP 40MSingle single firing, QTH in China's shaanxi baoji CQ - WW - SSB international competition.Don't have any network for auxiliary competition. OP:BA9BF 2020.10.26
BG2KSISO LP 20MOn March 31th 2019, I obtained my amateur radio operation licence. Use multiple lines if needed
BG6TOESO LP 20MDate licensed 2018-Mar-30
BH1IZQSO LP 20MValidity of radio license: May 24, 2018 to May 23, 2023
BH4FBBSO LP ALLpm01
BH7CSASO LP ALLDate licensed 12/9/2019
BI4PDDSO QRP ALL2018-11
BX2AHPSO LP 20MAmateur radio license starts at 02/03/2020
C4WSO HP ALLRemote operation
CB1DM2CONDX AUN NO SON BUENAS EN ESTA PARTE DEL MUNDO, PERO LO PASAMOS MUY BIEN CON LOS AMIGOS
CB2IALSO LP 10MAwfull propagation in ten meter both days !!!
CE1LTLSA LP ALLmuchas gracias a todos
CE6LJESA LP 40Maccompanied CA6CCV
CO8NMNSO LP ALLMy Radio went tired dont work more today, Sorry was impossible fix this problem quickly the operator was tired too. This was my first cq ww ssb like CO8 (Class A) I am really enjoy work all bands on SSB. this contest was very fun hope the next will be better for me, without radio problems (Iam acepting old radio donations hihi :) ) Vy 73 to all. Noe
CR2XSO HP 15MRemote operation from Azores,CU2,EU zone 14
CR5KMSLNOT EVEN COVID 19 STOPED US
CR7AWLSO LP ALLDate licensed 12/10/2019
CT1HIXSA HP 10MThe 10 meter band was a beautiful experience!
CT2JBDSO LP ALLGood contest but in the future I hope to start early. Station conditions: Rig. Yaesu FT-920, Mic. Behringer C-1 Antennas: Cushcraft MA-5B beam, Sigma Eurocomm SE-HF-360. Software: N1MM+
CT7AIXSO LP 10MRIG: IC-7300 Ant: Dipole 100W. 73
CX4BWChecklogAfter more than 40 years (and now 76 years old) of 48 hours of CQWW, I decided to operate only for a couple hours, mostly listening. It was still exciting! 73
DA2XMSHWe enjoyed this contest very much, thanks to all for calling
DC2CLSO LP ALLYL Station
DC5GASA HP ALLUnfortunaly no Antennas for the Low Bands at present. Only a few hours in the Contest, but always fun! See you next year 73' Alex DC5GA

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