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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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CQWW CW is over. How did you do?
  Posted: Nov 25, 2001   (503 votes, 20 comments) by K7UQT

Survey Results
Better than expected. 17% (87)
Worse than anticipated. 39% (195)
I'm satisfied with my score. 26% (129)
Didn't operate. 18% (92)

Survey Comments
Not too bad due to
Single Band 15m with 100watts and a coaxial dipole is not the normal recipe for a semi-serious contest attempt.
A 5 hour break during pileup time to appease the "boss" doesn't help either.
But still managed to bag nearly 1400 QSO's - no not due to brilliant operating but a good callsign and even better listeners out there ;-)
Thanks everyone for the fun - unfortunately my last CQWW from ZC4 for a while (a measly G4KIV next year !!)


Posted by ZC4BS on December 4, 2001

Better score then last year
I made 1307 Qs, but I had learned so much about contesting and propagation. I cannot want for next contest to see results when I begin in right way. TU de PY8AZT

Posted by py8azt on December 2, 2001

CQWW CW 2001
Conditions poor Saturday worked 1302 QSO's but few Mults etc.Scored 245500pts.


Posted by ei5gm on December 1, 2001

A new ham, been licensed for about 1.5 years. Had a blast, operating QRP with an attic antenna. Not too fast with the QSO rate, from 1 to 20 per hour, but was happy to get a multiplier of 166.

Posted by KG4HTT on December 1, 2001

Did better than expected with 400w to Carolina Beam (40-10m)and 135ft long wire; First contest with only wire antennas. Great location overlooking the ocean (abt 1000m away). First contest with 756PRO, really great rig but I still have a lot to learn operating it in contest, HI. Score: 2740 Qs = 2.8 mil; tnx to everyone for the contacts.

Posted by k6ct on December 1, 2001

Propagation Black Hole
For more than 16 hours there were no signals to be heard on any band. Trapped once more in a Propagation Black Hole over VE5-land. No entry this year :-(

Posted by VE5ZX on November 29, 2001

Thanks to all of you who battled to receive my puny QRPp signals on 15m. The 599s were much appreciated! 500+ Qs and 96 mults was far better than I expected to do with 5W to an inverted Vee G5RV! Great Fun!

Posted by G3TXZ on November 29, 2001

it was fun anyway
I am never operating CQWW in serious manner due to restricted antenna farm ,health problems not permitting operate so long and XYL's QRMs...But this year I 've operated over 30 hours even without planing to do this:it was maybe last chance before next sunspot peak to have a fun(Shall we be on air then at all???).And I had it inspite of hectic Saturday condx:It was begining of the contest and much to work anyway,and when Aurora dissipated real fun started for me.So I 've reached my personal best in WW -2400 Q's .
73 !Ted,LY2OX

Posted by ly2ox on November 29, 2001

No matter what the conditions are, this contest is always a blast. If they had a CQWW CW contest every month, it would be a beautiful thing. Of course, the rest of my family might not agree. Whenever I take a break from the contest, I hear random cw in ambient background noise. It usually takes a few hours for this syndrome to pass. Wonder if there's a medical term for this? :) It sure would be nice to get some better openings on 160 meters.

Posted by ka1is on November 28, 2001

Saturday cnds worse than the down cycle. Worked 10 stns then took day off. Down cycle is better.

Posted by KC7UP on November 27, 2001

Bad propagation??
Reading above post I must admit that propagation was very good despite of Aurora which affected everyone ! The second day I could work almost all stations I probably missed the first day. You ( complaining ones ) will be very sorry in two - three years from now when the cycle will go down and your score will be one-third of the year 2001 :-)). That was a great time to improve many personal records ( see 3830 stories ).
I'd like to thank to all guys who copied my QRP signals for their patience. See you in ARRL 10M next month.

Posted by SP5DDJ on November 27, 2001

...lower than plan
I planned to reach 1 Meg with less than 1,200 Q's.
Due to bad condx on Saturday, I needed to
work rate (1,500 Q's) just to get 780K.

Regardless of bad condx, a lot of fun with CW, using just 2 antennas:
- Twin Slopper DX-A, for 160-80-40, apex @ 45 ft.
- Force12 VR-3, for 20-15-10
73 Luis

Posted by XE2AC on November 26, 2001

low score
I had to work sat, so i was in bed early friday nite. prop was bad saturday, Sunday was good. but i sleeped in to late in the morning. Had a great time thanks too all 157 of you.

Posted by NJ3K on November 26, 2001

Working m/s category as OL7R.TNX friends for nice contacts.On Saterday was aurrora and conditions was bad, but on Sunday it was better.Big pile ups on 10m from USA.
Also many states stations on 40m.It was nice.
73 See you again in ARRL 10m.
!OL7R team!

Posted by ok1wmv on November 26, 2001

bad condx
I was working 40m only with a 100w and wire v-beam(65m long). Made about 800qso es 93 countries. I cant compare with no one here so dont know how i made it.
But for sure condx were BAD> I was expecting more.

Posted by LZ1ABC on November 26, 2001

I tryed the contest for the first time from home as PI4COM was not in the air, unfortunately as M/M this year...
Unbelievable, what is possible from 12m x 8m lot with a simple 11m high L-ant and 100wtts...
roughly 640/11/59 is the reference from my home qth with LP for next time... if I am not running PI4COM for certainly MUCH more...hi
Ulli, PA5AT

Posted by PA5AT on November 26, 2001

make that... "found a way to make lemonade out of lemons." or however it goes!

Posted by n4vi on November 26, 2001

Two answers
I participated from the K0RF multi-op. To say that we did worse than anticipated is certainly true. However, I believe we also came away satisfied that we gave one heck of an effort for the poor conditions that existed.

We found a way to make lemon out of lemonade.


chris, n4vi/0

Posted by n4vi on November 26, 2001

Talk about Murph'
Bad propagation on Saturday coupled with all kinds of antenna problems doesn't make for a great score! Got to find time to get antenna issues sorted before the snow flies.

Posted by W1NR on November 26, 2001

Poor Score
Working QRP in 40 meter, with bad propagation
turn the contest as a nightmare for me. Few QSO + low numbers of multipliers = very poor score.
See you in ARRL 10.
73, Claudio LU7DW

Posted by LU7DW on November 26, 2001

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