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2002 CTDXCC ARRL 10 Meter Contest

Station   Op        Category    QSOs   Mults    Score
W5TD      W5TD      SO QP CW     447    119    213,724
W5GAI     W5GAI     SO QP CW     303     96    116,352
W5KFT     K5PI      SO HP CW    2120    143  1,213,212
DL0LD     K5NZ      SO HP CW    1030    128    527,360
WQ5C      WQ5C      SO LP MIX    579    203    347,130
NA4M      NA4M      SO HP MIX    437    133    167,048
K5TR      WM5R      SO HP SSB   2853    144    821,664
K5NA      KI5DR     SO HP SSB   1501    123    369,246
N3BB      N3BB      MS HP CW     576     95    218,880
N5XU      KM5TY     MS HP SSB    195     56     21,840
NX5M      many      MS HP MIX   3344    315  2,932,650
K5DU      many      MS HP MIX    116    111     36,630

(NX5M ops: NX5M, N5XJ, N5OLS, N5DUW, KB5ZFO)
(K5DU ops: K5DU, K5NA)

"I have never in my life heard anything as bad as what comes out of Russia on one bounce! Good Lord, one UA3 had so many ghost signals it took me five minutes to find his true frequency to work him! This German keyboard was a hoot to get used to also..." - K5NZ (@ DL0LD)

"This was my first time to run five watts QRP in a contest. It was fun! I operated in search and pounce mode only, and could only allocate around eight hours to the contest. Sunday was awesome, with European QSOs on the first call! The last few minutes were exciting! I tuned across VR2BG just as he began calling CQ and bingo! I also bagged XW1IC for my last QSO at 2356 UTC. Unfortunately, I just couldn't break through the pileup for XW9DT at the bell." - W5GAI

"Due to other things competing for my time, I played, and basically ran stations and occasionally went after some spots. Mostly, it was running and enjoying the openings to Europe. Sunday's opening to Europe was tremendous." - N3BB

"This year, family schedules prevented me from trying for my previous ARRL 10 Meter Contest record, so I opted for a single day's effort from 0000 UTC at the start until 0000 UTC Saturday night. As usual, Richard and Susan's hospitality was top notch! I arrived Friday night in time for red beans, sausage and rice. MMMM good! My new personal high for the rate meter was 444/hr!" - KI5DR (@ K5NA)

"I operated from N5XU for a short time both days during study breaks. I really wish I could have made a bigger effort - it seems like I missed a fun time. I managed to pick up a few new ones, and handed out lots of points. All in all, I had fun. I did not realize that single operators assisted by packet are lumped in with multis. I'm glad I learned that this time around, and not when I was really putting out an effort." - KM5TY (@ N5XU)

"I tried like crazy to do a WAS, but I couldn't dig up DC or WY. The line noise was S9+15db at times - tough enough for a QRP guy!" - W5TD

"This was a great contest - awesome station, solid ops and excellent conditions combined for an exciting weekend! The ARRL 10 Meter Contest is quickly becoming one of my favorite events of the year. Thanks to Bob NX5M for allowing me to be a part of this team." - N5DUW (@ NX5M)

" I operated almost entirely search and pounce. I picked up fourteen new countries on CW, and seven on phone. I pushed my 10M country count over 100 on both modes." - WQ5C

"This weekend was a ton of fun. The conditions were great, and Texas is a great place for the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. Where better in Texas than the west side of beautiful Lake Buchanan with all that shiny aluminum at W5KFT! Everything came together to give me my best score ever in this contest." - K5PI (@ W5KFT)

"The `idiot' award for the weekend goes to me. I was trying to work LZ0A on the wrong antenna. I finally worked him, but I did it with a `spray array' pointed northwest and northeast. I probably would have gotten through much faster if I had selected the due south antenna. Maybe fatigue cluttered my senses. It sounds like a good excuse to me!" - NX5M [LZ0A is at the Bulgarian Antarctic Research Station in the South Shetland Islands]

"Susan and I hacked around some on Sunday and made a few DX QSOs. We never got around to trying to work many of the USA state multipliers. Too bad - we ended up with 5 USA mults and 106 DX mults." - K5NA (@ K5DU)

"Saturday was painful. I had a really bad attack of `cedar fever' that gave me a sore throat, post-nasal drip, achy limbs, etc. I did not sleep well Friday night, and the symptoms lasted all day long. The Eskip both nights was great. Saturday night was awesome. I made at least 300 Eskip QSOs that night, and the band was still open a little bit at 0600 UTC when I quit for lack of stations to work. I wish I had been feeling better during the weekend, but I think it was a very worthwhile contest, and I'm glad I did it." - WM5R (@ K5TR)


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