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2007 CTDXCC CQ World Wide DX Phone Operations

Call  Station   Op(s)   Category       QSOs    Zones   Countries   Score
N5AW    N5AW    N5AW    SOAB LP         992     112     333    1,186,370
W5GAI   W5GAI   W5GAI   SOAB LP         397     183      70      268,939
K5TR    K5TR    N6MJ    SOAB HP        2463     128     390    3,014,760
NA4M    NA4M    NA4M    SOAB HP         212      70     139      120,802
W5VX    W5VX    W5VX    SOAB HP         173      66     149      101,050
N5ZK    N5ZK    W5ASP   SOSB/15         500      94      27      142,296
NX5M    NX5M    NX5M    SOSB/40 A       348      29      96      113,375
K5NA    K5NA    many    M/S            2280     150     496    3,656,844
W5BAK   K5NZ    many    M/S             688     100     308      696,456
K5YA    K5YA    many    M/2            1202     111     376    1,630,476

K5NA ops:  K5NA, K5DU, K2UR, KG5U, K5OT, N3BB, AB5K
K5YA ops:  W5YAA, K5YA

"Joey W5BAK and Mark K5EXX wanted to come play some, so I let them have the station for a Saturday-only operation. We chased packet spots mostly. I ran some on Saturday morning, but it was not very productive. I think they were fired up to do DXCC on 20 meters. I enjoyed having Mark here for his first contest operation - I think he is hooked! We ate well, did some shooting, and worked a little DX... a fun day!" - K5NZ

"The conditions seemed poor Friday evening and night, probably due to the high A index. The big European stations seemed noticeably weaker than normal on 40 meters. 80 meters and 160 meters seemed punk as well. Sunday seemed better after the A index dropped with an interesting little 10 meter European opening Sunday morning." - NA4M

"The conditions were generally down from last year and we are also down appropriately from what we did last year (3.7 million points) in the same category. The only surprise was the brief opening to Europe on Sunday morning. I don't know if it happened on Saturday morning too, but if it did we must have missed it." - K5NA

"The good news antenna-wise was my new 40 meter Moxon. It finally gives me an antenna with a low SWR in the phone band. Despite only so-so conditions on the low bands, I ended up with my highest totals ever for this contest on both 40 meters and 80 meters. I easily worked almost every thing I heard on 40 meters for a change (except of course those who frustratingly never listened in the US phone band)." - N5AW

"Thanks to K5TR for the use of his station. He has a fantastic location and a great setup. This was my first time operating any CQ World Wide as a single operator, so it was a learning experience. I think I did OK, but I need to work on doing a better job on multipliers. I felt like I spent a lot of time doing S&P on 20 meters, but I still only came up with 26 zones and 90 countries. That's not nearly enough. 15 meters was always the better run band, but in retrospect I should have spent some more time CQing on 20 meters to pick up a few more multipliers." - N6MJ (@ K5TR) 5A

"I was just fooling around here and there - I don't do phone contests. 15 meters was really nice while I was on. My K9AY loop is not up, so I didn't listen much on 80 meters or 160 meters." - W5VX

"I learned something: VK2FLTJ is a real call. I kept thinking I was getting it wrong. This station called me during a brief run Sunday morning. Once he confirmed I had it correct I moved on. The next caller was another VK so I asked about the unusual call. I was not aware that a call such as that indicates an entry level license limited to 10 watts output. Now I understand why I was having a difficult time hearing it." - NX5M

"I managed to squeeze in a few hours on the bands. 15 meters was best for low power. 20 meters was not bad, but the QRM was horrendous. 10 meters was not really open when I was on, and 40 meters on Saturday night was crowded and it was hard to make QSOs with low power. It's amazing how a band like 15 meters comes alive for a contest." - W5GAI


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