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CQWW SSB 2000 is over--how do you think you did?
  Posted: Oct 29, 2000   (506 votes, 26 comments) by K7UQT

Survey Results
Better than expected. 28% (143)
Worse than anticipated. 38% (192)
I'm satisfied with my score. 34% (171)

Survey Comments
A Fine Time
First REAL effort on 10-80M; a real small gun with a beam and dipole at 40 ft and 100w, got 750K, so really pleased. I agreed with an earlier comment that almost everyone was pleasant and seemed to have fun. See y'all next year!

Posted by WB4OMM on November 7, 2000

Lots of Fun
Had a real blast! I worked 100 countries for the first time ever in one weekend. I just wish I could have gotten in a few more hours!!!!


Posted by Anonymous on November 6, 2000

Makes a Nice Contest, a nice contest!

Posted by K7GT on November 6, 2000

Conditions were great but Murphey had other plans. Friday nite 40 was wide open to Europe & Africa then radio and amp died. Went to bed . Changed radio next morning but amp was still intermeitent. Couldn't run any strings, just reduced to search and pounce. Still worked more Q's, Zones, and Countries than ever. 520 Q's and over 400K points Great Contest. Bring on the CW. N6OU

Posted by Anonymous on November 5, 2000

Tnx To The Stateside Boys For Some Good Runs
de FS/AH8DX, Craig Maxey.

You guys are a pleasure to work; with over 6500 q's as a single op./ allband entry, my highest q rates came working stateside. With your help my final score was in excess of 8.5 million. I took 10 hours off and did paper logging second half of the test because of computer problems. See you guys next year. Gud Dx! de FS/AH8DX, Craig

Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2000

PT2CM - Bad Luck
Unhappyly, at saturday 14:00(UTC), we were the dyed ones for an atmospheric dump that damaged: radio, linear and the computer, where was the log.
We contact the managers of CQWW, they can reconstruc our log from other logs and valid the points for all to contact with us.
73, thank's.

Posted by PT2FE on November 3, 2000

10 meters FUN?
As usual 10 meters from VE7 unpredicable. Few openings to Eu., and unusually low number of JA'S. However, I had fun?

Posted by VE7ABC on November 3, 2000

No meters like 10 meters
Best rates ever on 10....

Posted by k1zr on November 2, 2000

Bad condx on sunday. 80M was almost dead to the US and on 10M only very few stations
came trough.

Posted by Anonymous on November 2, 2000

15 meter conditions
I could only get on for about 8 hours and on 15 worked 71 countries and 31 zones with only 100 watts. I only wished I had the whole weekend and my amp in line. Next year for sure....

Posted by N6RZ on November 1, 2000

Good test for FT1000MP
This is the first chance I've had to put the MP to a real test. If you are lucky enough to have an MP that works, you will have to agree this radio is magic in QRM.

Posted by K4TBN on October 31, 2000

A Good Time Was Had By All
NZ3O and W3BG operated a minimum-sufficient multi-op single effort from Chester County, PA. This was our first real CQWW effort, and we loved it. New station, using log periodic and only 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters, but no voice keyers and even CT's COMTSR wouldn't talk to our packet. Ten minutes before contest start we fired up WRITELOG and used it throughout without a hitch. Final results were 2.2Meg and two exhausted but contented ops. Hope everyone had as good a time as we did!


Posted by NZ3O on October 31, 2000

Noisy Bands!
Conditions were great on 15 and 20 meters, but I had terrible qrn on 10 meters. My r-7 and 10 meter loop did the job for 10 meters. 15 and 20 meters were mono band yagis.
I love this contest se u all in cqww cw and will be also qrv on 160 mtrs!

Posted by vu2pai on October 31, 2000

score down
We were 1 meg ahead of last year until sunday morning when we couldn't get out of the country on any band. Talk about one way propagation. We ended up about 800k below last year due to sunday's conditions

Posted by Anonymous on October 30, 2000

CQWW Propagation down
Deed-restricted stealth effort this year -used a 40m tilted delta loop @40ft + tuner on 75-10m, and 100w. Most 40m sigs from Europe were hollow with mucho QRM. 10 was much better, 15 ditto, and 20 came on strong Sunday afternoon, with many PY/LUs. Not much heard from Africa or Asia. Scored 200k with 300 qsos in part time search and pounce action. Sure miss the KT-34XA! de Bob W3HKK, Ohio

Posted by Anonymous on October 30, 2000

I'm a reluctant participant in phone contests
Morse = Mozart, Sideband = Schopenhauer

Posted by Anonymous on October 30, 2000

I'm satisfied with my score.
The better conditions I renenber on CQWW DX Phone.
No QRM on Zone 13 (10 to 80 mts) 48 hours Bingo!!

Posted by Anonymous on October 30, 2000

A good time was had by all
I was struck by how much people seemed to be enjoying this contest, good mornings etc were passed. managed 150k single op non assisted, 100 watts into a R7000 vertical so quite happy. looking forward to cq wpx next year.

Posted by M0BWY on October 30, 2000

1st Real Effort
I am pleased with the results I achieved. Just about 1.7 Meg score, single operator, not assisted.
A small gun station 100w to dipoles and a classic 33 at 45'. My "Secret Weapon" was a $20 TA32 2 element @ 25' aimed at South America and the Caribbean. It really saved time when the bands were open to Europe and South America. Even worked Africa on 160, CN8WW.
I need a better 160 antenna, any ideas for someone with only 45' of vertical height??
Dave, W1CTN

Posted by w1ctn on October 30, 2000

Great time!
Worked some new ones, many on 10. Only a few operating hours were available, but lots of fun making 181 contacts.

Posted by Anonymous on October 30, 2000

What Fun
This is the closest to a full blown effort for me in several years. New radio here made it even more enjoyable. Now to get a better attenuater in the air then a Carolina Windom at 40 feet.

Posted by KD1R on October 30, 2000

Very hard from SA
I'd travelled 1100KM to LU1IV's superstation, trying to break 15M LP record, but poor conditions and nobody beaming to South America
made failed my attemp, I've finished 80K pounts under the record.

Posted by LU7DW on October 30, 2000

Not bad
The high bands opened a bit late for us in upstate NY on Saturday, then they seemed great! We were on our way to a really excellent score, but Sunday's propagation was far worse.
At least we had very few equipment problems occur during the contest.

Posted by N2MG on October 30, 2000

Good condx
We were able to work more mults than expected and ended up with 2.24M. Highest score in our history. :)

Michael, BD5RV/4
B4R Contest Team
Jiangsu DX Club, China

Posted by bd5rv on October 30, 2000

Tripled my expected score
Would have been happy with 25k--ended up with 87+. Not bad for a vertical attenuator antenna taped to a fencepost.

Posted by K7UQT on October 29, 2000

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