2006 IARU HF World Championship
Call Station Op Category CW QSOs SSB QSOs HQs Zones Score
W5GAI W5GAI W5GAI SOLP CW 631 157 323,577
AC5AA AC5AA AC5AA SOLP CW 155 34 32,430
W5KFT W5KFT K5PI SOHP CW 2068 210 1,347,360
W5VX W5VX W5VX SOHP CW 848 79 65 398,448
W5ZL N5AW W5ZL SOLP MIX 923 481 172 693,504
N5AW/0 N5AW/0 N5AW SOLP MIX 406 11 33 56 107,245
NA4M NA4M NA4M SOHP MIX 157 312 101 137,904
K5TR K5TR WM5R SOHP SSB 2197 80 93 1,103,048
K5NA K5NA many M/S 1288 1310 258 2,023,236
K5NZ K5NZ many M/S 1299 1070 250 1,853,500
NX5M NX5M many M/S 1258 975 240 1,600,560
N3BB N3BB many M/S 1504 505 235 1,440,785
(K5NA ops: K5NA, N5ZC)
(K5NZ ops: K5MR, W5WW, K5GA, K5NZ)
(NX5M ops: N5DUW, KU5B, AD5Q, NX5M)
(N3BB ops: N3BB, N9NB)
"Very nice conditions on the high bands for this point in the cycle. Ten
meters didn't sound open when I'd spin the dial across it, but I'd drop a
few CQs and a mob would answer!" - K5PI (@ W5KFT)
"Rich is a pretty good CW operator and can hold his own pulling out calls in a
pileup. But I hate doing SSB in contests, so we agreed to split up the duties.
I would do all the CW action and he would be the phone guy for the weekend.
This actually worked out pretty well and brought a nice balance to our final
results. When one of us would work down a band, the other guy on the other
mode would take it and operate for a while. We both stayed in our chairs
for the entire 24 hours and stayed focused on the contest. This is one of
my most successful multi-ops in the IARU, and I used to do a lot of them
when I lived in New York." - K5NA
"I no longer have the stamina to do 48-hour marathons, so the IARU is my kind
of contest (I kept telling myself that in the last two hours Sunday morning).
With its simple exchange and everybody-talks-to-everybody rules, it's a
good one for casual contesters and non-contesters to get their feet wet and
hopefully catch the bug." - W5ZL
"Ted N9NB, joined me for this one, his first serious contest in thirty
years. We had a good time. We worked hard, the equipment all worked well,
local weather was good, line noise low, and the conditions seemed pretty good.
All in all, some wonderful scores, and another very exciting IARU contest."
"This year I made about half of last years QSOs. I had no problem with the
operating, but my 'stick to it' wasn't there. I usually have big hours on
40 meters from 3 AM until 6 AM. But this year I was asleep." - W5VX
"We had 40 meter station computer problem 10 minutes in at the start,
which forced a move to 20 meters right in the middle of a fantastic JA
run on CW. We should have chased multipliers a little more often. The wrong
band selection for multipliers at times hurt, especially on 80 meters.
We missed multipliers and QSOs on 160 meters because a grand total of
only 11 minutes was spent on that band." - NX5M
"This year, the QRN and band conditions leading up to the contest steered
me to a low power entry instead of QRP. I didn't think my ears could
stand the noise while trying to break through the madhouse." - W5GAI
"I like mixed mode in this contest as it keeps my interest up. I can
change modes when I become tired or bored with one mode or the other.
I worked a number of the WRTC stations on the higher bands, but I
don't recall any of them being particularly loud." - NA4M
"I ended up operating a lot more than I thought I would from cool
Colorado. I put in about 10 hours of operating time. A pleasant surprise
was working 31 of the PT5/PW5 gang on 40 meters on Sunday morning." - N5AW/0
"I had very limited time, but I enjoyed what time I had on the air. Lots
of noise made working low power into wires and a vertical painful. I could
hear a lot better than I could work them." - AC5AA
"This was by far the best score I've ever made in this contest.
I had maybe a half dozen inquiries, mostly in the first hour of the
contest, from people confused about hearing the K5TR call sign in the
contest." - WM5R (@ K5TR)