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CQ WW WPX CW (2015)

Great to get back into WPX CW again after missing last year due to a wedding and station construction. We had a great crew and everyone seemed to have a good time for this one. Condx weren’t bad. Ten obviously left a lot to be desired, but we’ve gotta get used to that. Fifteen was fair Saturday and much better Sunday. Twenty was better in the late evening/early morning than during the day. 40 produced well considering the considerable shorter opening to Europe. As expected, with flux down, 80 was quite good and noise surprisingly low. Not much to be said for top band.

CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest (2015)

Contest started off miserably. Software put the contact times all over the place. I know this is going to kill our score. For a SFI of 125, 10 was a big surprise. My first EU QSO Saturday morning was
with IW9FRA at 1153 UTC, and we consistently made Q's on 10 for the next 12+ hours. Had a nice, but short 10m LP opening to Asia Saturday AM, with some JA's and one BY in the log.


Wow! What a weekend.

Found the bands extremely friendly, so everyone found a place to operate.
There seemed to be an almost limitless supply of new stations the whole weekend.

Had two operators who had never operated RTTY at all, and one other that had done so one a limited, casual basis. Two others had never operated from the Goat Farm before, so there was there was a bit of a 'learning curve' for several ops.

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!

CQWW WPX Contest, RTTY (2013)

A good time was had by all. Plenty of ops, plenty of sleep, plenty of food, plenty of drink and plenty of propagation. Late in the weeks, LOTS of ugly problems cropped up. Most were taken care of and the couple that were left, were not too bad. Friday afternoon, I discovered a S/N problem that would have killed the whole weekend for us. The crew at N1MM solved it and had a new version out in about an hour and a half. Big thanks to them!

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.

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).

CQWW WPX Contest, CW (2009)

Wonderful contest, wonderful weekend, wonderful condx for the most part. Certainly one to remember. 15M wouldn't stop Fri night, early Sat morning. If you single banded 20 with the thought of getting some sleep, it didn't work that way or you didn't win! Saturday 10 was terrific starting out with Eur skewed path then normalling up straight path.

CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest (2012)

It sure was fun doing diddles in a M/M setting with the gang from the Goat Farm in the CQWPX RTTY contest. We kind of thought that with the flux dropping to 99 the high bands may suffer, but ten seemed good to Eur Saturday and even better Sunday.
Pile-ups on 15, Saturday and Sunday mornings, were incredible. With Eur being decent on 80, it seems like it was a great compromise propagation-wise.


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