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2006 CTDXCC CQ World Wide DX Phone Operations

Call  Station   Op(s)   Category       QSOs    Zones   Countries   Score
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N5AW    N5AW    N5AW    SOAB LP        1020     116     320    1,199,872
W5GAI   W5GAI   W5GAI   SOAB LP          15                          414
N5ZK    N5ZK    W5ASP   SOAB HP A       505      76     205      388,061
K5NZ    K5NZ    K5NZ    SOAB HP A       425      91     191      303,432
NA4M    NA4M    NA4M    SOAB HP A       376      80     192      267,920
KU5B N4JF/W4CUE KU5B    SOAB HP A       351      66     183      226,590
K5TR    K5TR    many    M/S HP         2646     153     492    3,848,070
K5NA    K5NA    many    M/S HP         2434     148     509    3,714,021
AB5K    AB5K    many    M/2 HP         1504     126     365    1,821,610
K5YA    K5YA    many    M/2 HP         1193     123     361    1,608,322

K5TR ops:  K5TR, WM5R
K5NA ops:  K5NA, K5DU, N5ZC, KG5U, JG3VEI
AB5K ops:  AB5K, AD5YJ, WD0ACD, N5KUR
K5YA ops:  W5YAA, K5YA

"Saturday was terrific on 10 meters and I was surprised by how many European multipliers we were able to hear and work. That one day was better, multiplier wise, than all of last year on 10 meters. But on Sunday, someone pulled the plug and conditions were really poor, especially on 10 meters. The other bands were affected greatly, too. We plugged along here and did the best we could." - K5NA

"My neighbor Craig is a new ham, AD5YJ, and in less that three months time has gone from no license to Amateur Extra class. He has been bitten by the DX bug, so the idea was to introduce him to contesting in CQWW SSB in a multi-two operation. My other neighbors, Greg WD0ACD and his wife Carla N5KUR, do serious roving in the UHF/VHF contests, and they also came over and helped. Everyone had fun and will be back. One highlight was working VQ9X on 40 meters long path at sunrise and working 8J3YAGI on a few bands." - AB5K

"The conditions for most of the first half of the contest were OK for the bottom of a solar cycle. Then, propagation went in the tank as the A and K indices rose. 160 meters and 75 meters especially suffered here in central Texas on Saturday night and even the big European stations were a lot weaker on 40 meters on Saturday night. 15 meters suffered as well on Sunday morning, with very few Europeans coming through." - NA4M

"Considering where we are in the sunspot cycle, conditions were amazingly good the first day but boy what a nose dive after that. 15 meters was full of Europeans and Japanese on Saturday, but Sunday only the big guns were coming through. My score was almost identical to last year - three fewer QSOs, but eleven more multipliers." - N5AW

"Another fine CQ WW SSB contest. Last year we did M/S with three operators and had a good time - this year N5TR could not join us, so WM5R and I decided to give it a go with just two. It worked out pretty well and both of us even got some sleep. I had the audio hooked up to the two stations in such a way that we could do some SO2R type operating in the hours when there was only one op awake. The low bands were better for us last year, but we still did well on the low bands this time. The high bands were better for us, and we were doing better score wise than last year until the poor conditions on Sunday set in." - K5TR

"I only had a few minutes near the radio this weekend." - W5GAI

"40 meters long path was open to the southeast in late afternoon both days, although that DX was typically not QSX up. 4D9D, DU1IST and YE0X were there, but also HS0ZEE poked through the noise for a few minutes right on the gray line at 2340 UTC on Sunday. Europe had him blanketed! 40 meters to the northwest was excellent both mornings. All sorts of good stuff: 9M6DXX, XX9C (poor hearing), B7P, BV2B, KG6DX, etc. Morning long path to the southwest was poor on Saturday but great on Sunday. Terry spotted VQ9X; EY7AD and 4L0ABC were there, plus OH, SM, and European Russians. There was good but not great DX at other times. Not much near-east, central Asia or Indian sub-continent at my QTH. I managed just one European on 10 meters on Saturday morning: IT9ZMX. Sunday was a total bust." - NT5C

"First DX operation from three different places in Alabama! I started the contest from the dormitory and made only one QSO on 15 meters. On Saturday, N4JDU and I went over to N4JF's place, and I operated for a few hours there while 15 meters and 10 meters were HOT. I had a great time talking to these guys. I went back to the dormitory and did some work on an English paper. A few hours later, the contesting bug hit me, so I decided to work some more from the dorm. This was a great night, as I worked my very first BY and VR stations. Southeast Asia was booming in on 15 meters that night. I gave the club station a call, and ten minutes later I had plans to go over there for most of Sunday. I spent at least eight hours there simply search and pounce on 10 meters, 15 meters, and 20 meters. 10 meters and 15 meters were open most of the day to South America (as is expected) but I heard some Europeans on 15 meters earlier in the day. 20 meters was packed, but I had lots of fun looking for mults. My low 40 meters and 80 meters numbers are from lack of patience this weekend to run split. It was a very fun high band contest to say the least!" - KU5B

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