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CQ WW WPX, CW (2013)

Regardless of condx WPX CW is always fun. This year atmospheric weather was quite good with fairly low noise on the low bands. Solar weather wasn't so good, but that's part of what makes things fun. It was a good weekend to know something about skewed paths!

ARRL Int'l DX Contest CW (2013)

As we've frequently said before, it's always nice to have new folks operate with us. We has the same Carolina folks with us that did last year (W0UCE and N3ND) plus N1LN. It was great to have both Bills back from Lynchburg. As always the local group was fun, and had fun. Without them on Sunday afternoons, we wouldhave trouble covering bands after the traveling guys depart.

CQ WW DX CW Contest (2012)

Well, another CQWW CW is in the books at the Goat Farm. This year due to the timing of Thanksgiving holiday, a large number of our regular ops were unavailable and others could only stop by for a short while. So in the interest of sanity (and sleep ... we are not getting any younger) we opted for Multi-Single this year. After the full 48-hours, however, we certainly realized this Multi-Single stuff in CQWW is a lot of work! No just sitting around and 'running 'em ... you actually have to THINK about strategy and band changes and all that.

WAE DX Contest CW (2012)

Miserable time was had by all! Off the air for over two hours because of really bad local thunderstorms. Three software problems ranging from 'bad' to 'terrible' caused us problems with tracking of serial numbers and QTC's. We wound up sending more QTC's than we had QSO's, and at the end of the contest, we still had about 20 in the buffer! The contest manager at DARC, DF7ZS, has kindly offered to take a look at the log to see if it can be salvaged. If not, it will be handled as a 'checklog'.

CQWW DX CW (2010)

Conditions seemed to be great for this years running of CQWWCW. The Goat Farm Crew had a terrific time! Half the guys fought Thanksgiving weekend traffic in traveling to and from the farm.

ARRL DX Contest, CW (2008)

TBD

CQWW WPX Contest, CW (2012)

Another terrific CQWPX CW has come and gone. It's going to be hard to beat this one. First we had four new folks operating with us. Aurelio PC5A and Frank ON9CC included a stay with us after Dayton. Hans PB2T/NB2T who is in the area on temporary assignment stopped by on Sunday. And last, but certainly not least, Pete N4ZR spent the weekend. Then, we can talk about conditions, but I think it's all been pretty well said. Ten could have been a bit better, but that probably would have been at the expense of 80 and maybe 160.

CQWW WPX Contest, CW (2010)

It nice to have Jim W4PRO join us from the Tidewater area again and it was a pleasure to have Peter K3ZM from Charlottesville join us. They did a terrific job on 160 and 40 respectively. We had storms pass just to the northwest of us most of Friday night, but the low band ops made the best of it. The four two direction beverages really made a difference! It's always a blast to spend a
weekend with the regular crew as well.

2011 CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW (2011)

Everything pretty well came together station-wise for the contest and the propagation deities really favored us this time around. 10 thru 40 were great all weekend. 80 was terrific Friday night, but not so much Saturday night. Jim W4PRO did a terrific job milking top band for multipliers and what Qs were available. The flux was down some, but that probably helped the low bands while ten meters was open world-wide.

CQWW WPX Contest, CW (2006)

This was the innaugural multi effort from the new NR4M qth. Appropriately, the last contest operated under the call NR4M from his old qth five years ago was the CQ WPX CW. Construction is ongoing and will be for some time. We operated using the new 20 meter stack (4 5 el OWAs on 160 ft tower) and the multiplier station antennas (KT36XA @ 70ft and 2 el KLM 40 at 77 feet).

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