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2005 IARU HF World Championship

Call    Station  Op      Category   CW QSOs  SSB QSOs   HQs   Zones      Score
W5GAI   W5GAI    W5GAI    SOQP CW      309                 122         111,630
KG5U    KG5U     KG5U     SOQP CW      399                  83          98,023
N5TW    N5TW     KE5C     SOLP CW     1018                 140         428,120
W5EK    N5AW     W5EK     SOLP CW      676                 159         332,946
N3BB    N3BB     N3BB     SOHP CW     1822                 185       1,115,920
W5VX    W5VX     W5VX     SOHP CW     1682                 170         986,170
W5ZL    N5AW     W5ZL     SOLP MIX     662      661        186         732,654
K5NZ    K5NZ     K5NZ     SOLP MIX     438       62         96         133,056
K5NA    K5NA     KI5DR    SOHP SSB             1520        176         797,280
W5KFT   W5KFT    WM5R     SOHP SSB             1724        126         644,616
AB5K    AB5K     AB5K     SOHP SSB             1402        132         443,784
NX5M    NX5M     many     M/S         1143      717        245       1,436,680

(NX5M ops: NX5M, N5XJ, K5GN, N5DUW, NT5TU, KB5ZFO)

"By 0900 UTC I had run out of caffeine and caught myself dozing - once ZW5B startled me awake by stealing my run frequency... oh well..." - KI5DR (@ K5NA)

"Thanks a bunch to Marv N5AW for letting me use his QTH and fabulous antennas with my radio, laptop, etc. The weekend was especially fun because Bob W5EK ran a companion station under his own call as an SOLP CW entry from just a few feet away and made 676 QSOs. We shared use of Marv's antennas (since I had grabbed the operating position with all the antenna switching controls you can guess who overall enjoyed the better antenna choices), which undoubtedly impacted each of our scores negatively, but made for a lot more tolerable stay-up-for-24-hour day." - W5ZL (@ N5AW)

"It was a fun contest with the time I had available. I felt like a novice again (but with a VFO, and some decent antennas)." - W5GAI

"I felt I controlled two radios much better this year, but I improved my claimed QSOs only marginally over last year, so I don't know what that means (although I can guess). I tried to prepare better by altering and improving my sleep cycle, but after about 3 AM, I was toast - although I only fell asleep for about 15 minutes this year." - KE5C (@ N5TW)

"I am very pleased with my final QSO total - I had set that as a specific goal for this year, as my QSO totals in past years have been too low. The TR Log rate meter peaked at 192 in the 1200 UTC hour, and later peaked at 168 during a short burst in the 2300 UTC hour, but my best rate was in the 0200 UTC hour when the rate meter peaked at 216. I'm sure I've never had that kind of rate in the IARU contest before." - WM5R (@ W5KFT)

"The conditions were better than I expected. I expected 10 to be useless and it almost was. I had spent a lot of time on 20 and 15 the two days prior to the test and it seemed pretty dismal, but they really surprised me. I kept the rate meter real busy most of the daylight hours." - W5VX

"As usual, a fun contest. I wish I could have spent more time in it." - KG5U

"I ran into a lot of stations who were not in the contest. Several of these guys did not know their ITU zone, but generally I could talk them into giving me the ITU zone that was suggested by N1MM logger. During one contact, I explained that the contest exchange was a signal report and the ITU zone. The fellow on the other end said he had not been a ham that long and asked 'what is a signal report?' A newbie, that's neat. So I spent some time talking about signal reports." - AB5K


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