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Recently the RDXC committee reclassified P3F to high power from low power without publicly providing strong evidence that any infraction had occurred. They concluded was that the contestant was running HP on 80/40m but not full-time, just 10 minutes here and there without any convincing evidence. It appears they used the RBN as their source of information. Should the RXDC contest have to publicly provide convincing evidence before reclassifying a station from LP to HP?

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CQCWW SSB 2001 is over. How did you do?
  Posted: Oct 28, 2001   (528 votes, 12 comments) by K7UQT

Survey Results
Better than expected. 41% (218)
Worse than anticipated. 26% (138)
I'm satisfied with my score. 33% (172)

Survey Comments
M/S almost as a S/S
Due to sickness and low interest in our club it was mainly my fun operating TF3IRA. Of 3160 contacts made, I worked about 2800 of them. Had a lot of fun, but almost still missing my voice 2 weeks later.

de TF3AO

Posted by TF3AO on November 7, 2001

Better Than Expected
Great weekend for casual contesting, as I am not that much
into SSB operation.
Enjoyed it with the good conditions.


Posted by wa6bob on November 6, 2001

Not bad...
I've had a plan to work on 80m...But because of antenna problems, I decide to work 10 meters... Over 3k qso's isn't bad..:)
73 de Chris - 9A5K/K5CRO!

Posted by 9A5K on November 4, 2001

Causes doubts...
It would be desirable to make any small record of local character...
It is a pity, that some hours of night time were silent - on our nodal relay station was conducted the scheduled preventive maintenance with closing of communication channels :(.
But at morning, working with South America, has received considerable pleasure!..
Thanks for all!
..I had have worked 460 QSO,25 Zones,73 countries with suummary something about
106.000 (SOSB-80)

In any way,a result of UW9AF, shown in 1983, at such quantity QSO, causes doubts (look a sheet of records).
73 from Siberia!..

Posted by ua9zz on November 4, 2001

10 hours of power failure at SV9CVY
Ten hours without any QSO really hurt, of course... Here is my story:

Posted by DL6FBL on November 2, 2001

weather wiped me out
I was planning a semi-serious 10m low power entry. Lake effect snow ( 24 hr toatl abt 8")
brought down trees, along with my slopers and inv l. The ice and snow on the C3E were so bad I couldn't get the swr down
on 10m so tried a 15m entry which was almost as bad. Not until afternoon on Saturday when everything melted was I
able to play radio...did enjoy a couple brief but exciting EU runs. Ended up doing an
low power assisted 10/15/20 with almost 800 qsos...I like cw better anyway!
73 Jamie WW3S

Posted by WW3S on November 2, 2001

I must improve low bands.
I am 22 years old and this was my first CQWW by myself. I had operated for CE4TA Multi-Single station in 1999 and 2000 and I wanted to try on my own this time.

10m was quite good, I could have continued there but I had planned a minimum quota for each band. 20m was not very good and I need better antennas for 40m and 80m. I have only a wire for those and it's not high at all.

Rigs: TS-430S Kenwood transceiver, MC-60 Kenwood microphone in VOX, Sony headphones. I MUST get a Heil, hi hi.

I hope to finish a small page at for claimed score, notes and comments by the end of this week.

Mistakes: I got a small cold on Friday, I didn't sleep enough on Friday, I didn't operate in 40m and 80m on Saturday, and I must get a Heil mic.

73 es DX de CE4U (homecall CE4USW).

Posted by ce4usw on November 2, 2001


Posted by kp2bh on October 31, 2001

Much worse than anticipated
I did much worse than anticipated, I think it was due the propagation (not good for SA),
the big thunder storm on all sunday, and I was very tired, because I work a lot on Thursday and friday (under a hot sun and 35 celsius of temperature) installing new antennas for 40, 20 & 10 meter, but a problem in a 20 meter yagi one hour before the start of test, forced me work SB 15 meter.
73, Claudio LU7DW - L21I in CQWWSSB

Posted by LU7DW on October 31, 2001

TVI what TVI ?
Serious TVI problems with at least three neighbours. A fourth doesn't notice RF on the air ... a template to copy!

Posted by F6FGZ on October 30, 2001

Better than expected
This being my first serious contest, I assumed the worst. But actually, I did great for the first time (in my opinion). 243,243 isn't bad.


Posted by K7ABE on October 29, 2001

Much worse than acticipated
I did much worse than I would ever think I could. I didn't participate at all :(

Posted by OH6XX on October 29, 2001

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