2010 CTDXCC CQ World Wide DX Phone Operations
Call Station Op(s) Category QSOs Zones Countries Score
N5AW N5AW N5AW SOAB LP 1154 135 369 1,614,816
N5DO N5DO N5DO SOAB LP 871 109 294 949,468
K3TD K3TD K3TD SOAB LP 223 64 103 93,353
K5TR K5TR K5TR SOAB HP 2492 150 409 3,222,635
N5XZ N5XZ N5XZ SOAB HP A 482 188 76 324,984
KU5B NX5M KU5B SOSB/10 327 22 55 59,290
W5GAI W5GAI W5GAI SOSB/10 89 11 20 7,668
K2UR K2UR K2UR SOSB/15 330 29 91 111,600
NX5M NX5M NX5M SOSB/15 A 1258 35 145 570,060
N5ZK N5ZK W5ASP SOSB/15 A 756 32 118 298,500
K5XA K5XA K5XA SOSB/20 111 14 57 21,300
K5NA K5NA many M/S 2526 174 567 4,748,328
KL5DX KL7AA many M/S 643 96 58 269,962
K5NA ops: K5NA, K5DU, K5WA, N3BB, WM5R, KI5DR
KL5DX ops: N5XZ, AL4S
"I had a pretty good contest - it has been a few years since I did single
operator in this contest. I was not very fired up about this contest
at the start or even after, but it was nice to have conditions on 15 meters.
It was very painful at times as the signals were good, but everyone was on
the band and there was just not much room. All that QRM is hard on the rate
and my ears/brain. There are still way to many times that I just am not
willing to elbow my way in on these crowded bands and start CQing. This
hurts my score I know, but I just hate being the guy that does that sort
of thing. I thought the low bands were very good - and I seemed to be
getting in and out of the pileups without too much trouble. It was nice to
feel loud with my simple wires." - K5TR
"I missed the last two years of CQWW SSB after a run of 11 years of serious
entries - nice to be back! It was also great to see 15 meters back! 10
meters was improved, but I was hoping for more after it was open to Europe
several days just prior to the contest. Alas, those sunspots faded away.
Surprisingly I set personal records for QSOs and multipliers on all three of
the low bands. I attribute a big part of that to the expanded privileges on
40 meters and 80 meters that I had not been able to take advantage of until
this year. A big thrill was finding JT5DX on 40 meters shortly after sunrise
Sunday and working him on my first call for my 80th country and 30th zone.
I ended up with 98 percent of my contacts being search and pounce - you
can't win that way, even with low power." - N5AW
"Fun time as always; nice to see 15 meters in such great shape. The QSO
total on 10 meters is inflated somewhat by a 5 minute run with the beam
aimed north, which resulted in 15 zone 5 contacts. If 10 meter conditions
are bad again next year, it would be fun to just work US stations on 10
meters and give out zone 4 mults (but, not as much fun as seriously
working the contest)." - N5DO
"It was nice to have some long path action early Sunday morning with VR
and B7... It was quite the surprise. The Yaesu FT-1000's second receiver
got a really good workout this weekend. I'm glad everything is in fine
working order for the upcoming ARRL 10 Meter Contest. A little bit more
Europe than in the CQ World Wide WPX Contest this year, but the same
amount of Japanese stations." - KU5B (@ NX5M)
"It was nice to see 15 meters open on Saturday and Sunday. It was tough
to get through the wall of east coast stations with my low antenna, but it
was fun to try." - K3TD
"We had a great operating team and gave the contest a good effort. As
usual, this contest was a lot of fun. 10 meters showed a little life, but
not quite as much as we hoped. We only worked one European contact (GW9T).
The big 10 meter surprise was Sunday morning when we worked a couple of
far east stations on the long path (VR2 and B7P). That's the first time
I've done that in many years. We felt loud on 160 meters and 80 meters,
but not so loud on 40 meters. I need to improve my 40 meter antennas somehow.
20 meters was its usual, overcrowded band, but 15 meters was a blessing.
There were big QSO rates and great conditions on 15 meters both days." - K5NA
"I should have eaten some food between 1200 UTC Saturday and 0300 UTC Sunday.
I missed most of the first few hours and quit early on Saturday simply
because I was hungry. I went into this one totally unprepared with food
and drink provisions. I had a couple of other conflicts that prevented me
from operating as much as I wanted to. But, I am satisfied with my effort.
There were many out of control pile-ups encountered. Why people have to keep
throwing their call in there 4 to 6 times is beyond me. Two is enough, then
listen." - NX5M
"I only had a few hours to get on, and decided to do 10 meters QRP unassisted.
I managed 3.1 hours tuning the band. 10 meter propagation was poor; no
Europeans heard, only one African heard/worked, one Oceania station
heard/worked, and all of the rest were from North American. South American,
and the Caribbean who were all up and down in QSB." - W5GAI
"It was great to hear the higher bands start to open up. 15 meters was great,
but I'm still waiting for 10 meters to open here. Thanks to Rich, AL4S who
took over when I had to leave for the airport to head back to Texas." - N5XZ
"Mostly search and pounce during this contest, but 15 meters sure turned out
to be the money band. I worked one European on 10 meters. Next year, it
should be MUCH better. My tower is broken, so I couldnt't crank it up.
A lightning strike took out my rotor position potentiometer, so the only way
I knew what direction the beam was pointed was to carry my rotor control
box to the window and watch it while turning. I hope to get it fixed in
a few weeks." - N5XZ
"Well, there is always a Murphy factor! I was going to do 80 meters Single
Operator High Power, but my new Alpha amp (1 and 1/2 months old) developed
a major problem the weekend before. So, I did 15 meters low power instead.
Just a very low TA-32 tribander (18ft above ground) and 100 watts." - K2UR