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2010 CTDXCC ARRL International DX Contest, CW

Call     Op       Station   Category         QSOs   Mults     Score
N5DO     N5DO     N5DO      SOAB QP           655    220    432,300
N5AW     N5AW     N5AW      SOAB LP          2046    363  2,228,094
AA5VU    AA5VU    AA5VU     SOAB LP           114     32      3,744
K2UR     K2UR     K2UR      SOAB HP           802    259    623,154
N8NOE    N8NOE    N8NOE     SOAB HP            68     49      3,332
N5AA     K5NA     K5NA      SOAB HP (A)      1083    446  1,449,054
N5ZK     W5ASP    N5ZK      SOSB/15           495     97    142,299
K5FP     K5FP     K5FP      SOSB/15           534     82    130,626
V31TP    many     V31TP     M/S              5645    336  5,673,024
NR5M     many     NR5M      M/M              6146    542  9,825,918

V31TP ops: WC0W, K5PI, K5NZ
NR5M ops:  N5NU, AD5Q, NM5M, K5GA, N1XS, 3V8SS, 
           NX5M, KU5B, W0MM, W5OV, K5RT, K9CT

"Wow! Ain't sunspots wunerful!!!! I set new personal records for the ARRL DX CW Contest: most total QSOs (2046), most QSOs on 15 meters (799), most QSOs on 40 meters (531), most multipliers on 15 meters (96), most multipliers on a single band in an all band entry (96), most contacts in a clock hour (120), and highest score (2,228,094). If my score isn't reduced too much in the log checking or another W5 beats me, it will be a new 5th call area low power record score." - N5AW

"There's no meters like . . . ten meters! Saturday, we had a six hour opening that was broad and brought good rate. Sunday, we only had a couple of hours open mostly to west of the Mississippi. The weather was great, with a little drizzle Friday night to quiet things down. Our little beverage helped, too. K5NZ and his friend Mark provided plenty of entertainment in addition to drinks and hot towels. :-) Mikey shoveled the Qs good too, once he got his head around N1MM. See you next year!" - K5PI (@ V31TP)

"I started to operate a really part-time operation, but got sucked in by good conditions! I did sleep eight hours each night and took off time to cook and eat. I did not CQ and all QSOs were S&P. I used a doublet fed with ladder line and a tuner. 700w amplifier, so I was half the legal limit. Best DX was a JA on 160 meters!" - K2UR

"Thanks team for a really fun weekend. Here's to K5GA and NM5M -- awarded the 'dynamic duo of destruction' award for tearing up enough equipment to keep the radio repair industry fully employed for the next month. And to the newcomer, K9CT, for traveling the the greatest distance and doing yeoman's duty on 160 meters. Here's to your new station on the rise! I certainly hope you will come back again." - NR5M

"I had some time on Sunday to run while having coffee.. I'm NOT a big CW op, but I had fun trying to copy.. Thanks all for putting up with me!" - N8NOE

"15 meters was HOT. There were very strong signals from Europe and Japan, but my small antennas could not break through some of the big pileups and some stations could not even hear me at all, so I missed several multipliers that others were able to get. It sure was a lot of fun. It reminds me of the old days when I lived on the Texas coast." - K5FP

"I don't operate too many contests using QRP, but I enjoy it whenever I do. I still marvel at how much one can do with 5 watts! There were a few magic periods when any station called came right back on one call -- and then there was Sunday afternoon on 15 meters when it was impossible to break through any of the massive pileups on three or four needed mults. Also, I've now used N1MM enough that it is starting to feel natural, although I am still learning. Thanks for all the fun!" - N5DO

"I did a part-time effort with our family's club call (N5AA). My purpose was to work a few band countries for that call and see how it played in contests. It plays well. The entire contest was done as search and pounce. No CQs were called the entire weekend. The rest of the time was spent doing some other projects at home. My goal was 1000 QSOs and a million points, both of which were accomplished." - K5NA


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