2011 CTDXCC ARRL International DX Contest, CW
Call Op Station Category QSOs Mults Score
N5AW N5AW N5AW SOAB LP 1583 432 2,051,568
W5GAI W5GAI W5GAI SOAB LP 359 188 202,476
K5XA K5XA K5XA SOAB LP 311 63 58,023
K5IID K5IID K5IID SOAB LP A 610 304 556,320
KL5DX N5XZ KL7AA SOAB HP 1050 89 278,481
AD5A AD5A AD5A SOAB HP 427 163 208,803
K5NA K5NA K5NA SOAB HP A 2071 556 3,427,740
K5WA K5WA K5WA SOAB HP A 1921 523 3,014,049
AC4CA AC4CA AC4CA SOAB HP A 903 294 792,036
AB5EB AB5EB AB5EB SOAB HP A 700 230 483,000
K5XR W5ASP K5XR SOAB HP A 610 212 387,324
K5FP K5FP K5FP SOSB/15 417 91 112,749
K2UR K2UR K2UR SOSB/15 347 93 96,813
K5TR many K5TR M/S HP 2963 535 4,680,180
NR5M many NR5M M/M HP 5294 592 9,249,408
K5TR ops: K5PI, K5OT, K5TR
NR5M ops: N1XS, NX5M, KU5B, K5GA, K5RT, KG5U, W0MM, W5ZL, NM5M, AD5Q, NR5M
"This was my first effort at contesting in over 10 years. I had a lot of
fun." - AB5EB
"It just gets more and more obvious that age does indeed catch up with you!
I don't know if I ever did a full 48 hours before, but certainly did more
than 19 1/2 hours in past contests. Just too many necessary naps and
restroom breaks. No way I will ever be any kind of competition these days... b
ut damn it's still FUN! Good Lord willin', I'll be here for the next one!"
"That was fun but I'll bet being on the East coast would have been even more
fun. Richard K5NA must have decided he was going to kick my tail (again)
and managed to beat me in EVERY packet pileup we tried. I'm sure he beat
me simply because he has a shorter call..." - K5WA
"My conception of the first 24 hours of this contest was that Bob K5WA had
secretly built a super station or moved to Maine. Or perhaps had
finally been designated as an official VOA station. He seemed to be
beating me in every pileup that the two of us were in. I was getting
pretty frustrated with losing pileups to him.
It is funny how our two perceptions of the contest were so different.
I guess it just shows that the winner of a pileup doesn't always know
who he has beaten. But the loser knows." - K5NA
"Conditions were good to Europe and Japan, but with small antennas I had
to wait my turn. Lots of fun though." - K5FP
"It was startling how much conditions were improved from the 'bad old days'
of the solar minimum. We saw the flux reported at 109, so I guess that
explains it. We ran Europe for several hours both mornings on 15 meters.
On Saturday morning, we essentially went straight from 40 meters to 15 meters.
We also had very nice JA runs on 15 meters both afternoons as well. While
we didn't have enough 10 meter propagation to run, we were able to work a
LOT of countries. We worked Japan on 10 meters, and I think that's the
first time I've done that in years. Low band conditions were good, too,
and we didn't have much noise." - K5PI (@ K5TR)
"Other commitments made this a part-time effort doing search and pounce.
The higher solar flux opened up 10 meters. Or was it just because there was a
contest on? All of the bands were more open than any recent contest.
40 meters was easy for to work anything I could hear, so I stayed there longer
than any other band. I even managed a couple Europeans on 160 meters,
my first this season." - W5GAI
"The station played pretty well (aside from a few changeover/setup errors -
mea culpa!) Line noise was mostly gone this time, but there are still a
few demons to exorcize. I am looking forward to the time when changeover
from a Multi-Multi operation to an SO2R operation to a Limited-Multi VHF
operation at the station is all done with software instead of cables and
sweat! Maybe then it won't be the middle of the contest when everything
is finally running smoothly!" - NR5M
"I had bad noise problems on both Force 12 C31-XRs. It varies by direction,
so it's local! During the contest, it limited me on 20 meters, and was
virtually unusable on 10 meters and 15 meters. But 40 meters played great!
Another project!" - K5XA
"I'm pretty happy with this one considering the fact that I was strictly part
time on this contest. I didn't expect to make 1000 QSOs. I missed the first
night and the second day completely, so consequently I missed the better 15
meter openings. I tried a bit of 15 meters on Sunday, but only made a few QSOs
and multipliers. However, I was very pleased with some of the extended runs
I had and some good rates, too. 20 meters seemed to take a dip Sunday around
11:00 AM, but it picked back up later. I came up one short for a USA sweep
on 20 meters (where were you Vermont?)" - N5XZ (@ KL7AA)
"With increasing sunspots, I had high hopes for breaking the 5th call area
record I set last year. Those hopes were dashed - first by a storm on February
1 which damaged 6 of my 10 antennas, and then by below-par conditions on 15
meters, my 'money band' last year. Still, I can take some consolation from
a new personal best for total multipliers in this contest." - N5AW
"I had a little time over the weekend, so I decided to make a few QSOs. I
mainly operated early morning and in the evenings. I stayed away from 20
meters for the most part and wasn't around the radio when 10 meters opened up.
I had some good runs to Europe and Japan on 15 meters and a good run to
Japan on 40 meters." - AD5A
"Boy what crazy conditions on 15 meters here in the southern Hoosier state!
No LA, SM, or OH! There must have been a auroral cloud over my QTH!" - K2UR
"I hope everybody had a good a time as I did." - AC4CA