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2005 CTDXCC ARRL 160 Meter Contest

Call   Station  Op    Category    QSOs   Sects  Ctys   Score
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K5NA    K5NA    K5NA    SO HP     1280    79     16    262,865
N5TW    N5TW    KE5C    SO HP     1032    76      6    175,152
K5NZ    K5NZ    K5NZ    SO HP      503    73      6     81,133
AD5VJ   AD5VJ   AD5VJ   SO LP      110    45      6     10,305
KI5DR   KI5DR   KI5DR   SO LP       21    10      1        420
WM5R    WM5R    WM5R    SO LP        1     1      0          2
AB5K    AB5K    many    MS HP      371    75      0     57,000
N3BB    N3BB    many    MS HP      179    57      2     21,476

AB5K ops: AB5K, K5FOG, WD0ACD
N3BB ops: N3BB, net

"This was my first ARRL 160 Meter Contest and I must say I enjoyed it as much as the CQ World Wide DX Contest, CW. Now these are my two favorite contests." - AD5VJ

"Thanks to N5TW for letting me enjoy this event at his contest station. This station is capable of much more than I am able to extract from it. The Alpha 87A's fan quit early during the 0900 UTC hour of the first day, causing the amplifier to go off-line. A special thanks goes to K5AB who loaned an Ameritron AL-1200 and to K5TR who simultaneously drove over an hour to bring a Ten-Tec Centurion amplifier to me for day two." - KE5C (@ N5TW)

"My goal was 500 QSOs and a WAS in my limited operating time. I missed Alaska, and didn't hear one." - K5NZ

"The first night of the contest was pretty average for conditions from Texas. This means I made a lot of QSOs but not much DX. After the first night, I had only five European countries in the log: G, DL, I, ON, and F. My Beverages were working well, and I seemed to be hearing the weaker W/VE stations. The second night was another story. After a good start and getting another European (EA6) in the log, the bands suddenly went flat about 0100 UTC. I don't know what happened, but signal levels became unstable and weaker in general. Then, about 0300 UTC, the QRN and static crashes started. The QRN level quickly grew to 10 to 15 dB over S9 on the Beverages. It became impossible to hear any signal that was not loud. My QSO rates dropped to almost nothing." - K5NA

"My two neighbors, Greg WD0ACD and Joe K5FOG, came over and we operated the ARRL 160 Meter Contest. I had a commitment for some tower work on Saturday, and when I returned home I found out that they had been busy putting up Beverage antennas." - AB5K

"It was extremely quiet the first night, but extremely noisy the second night. It was a real workout on the Beverages! Poor conditions to Europe. Nice to hear all the activity on 160 meters." - N3BB

"It felt like I was operating without an antenna!" - KI5DR

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