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4A5E   Contact Moderator
The worst conditions ever for this contest, however i was able to work this contest
7K1CPT   Contact Moderator
QTH Sakura-ku Saitama-city Saitam
Portable operate. Built VDA Antenna on the Riverbank and QRV..
7M4QZE   Contact Moderator
vy tnx
7N2UQC   Contact Moderator
I could enjoy the good contest.
Tnx for a fine contest again.
IC-7600, Dipole-Ant.
9G2HO   Contact Moderator
FT-600/80W and Dipole
AA4WA   Contact Moderator
AA7EA   Contact Moderator
AC1AJ   Contact Moderator
very-very weak propagation.
AC4G   Contact Moderator
Saturday morning was able to run and make most of my QSOs with 85
watts.  Late morning band conditions shifted to deep, long QSB.
Was able to make QOs while waiting almost 3 minutes for signals
to peak up.  Meteors? Saturday afternoon and evening the same
deep QSB.  Called with my 85 watts until blue in the face (CW).
Sunday begam with the same QSB. but faster.  Was able to make a
few QSOs sunday morning but qucik QSB prevented making many QSOs.
By Sunday afternoon fast, deep QSB set in and signals changed so
fast by the time a station ended their CQ, QSB caused their
signals to fade to unreadable and neglgible signals.  To my
surprise, Sunday yielded zero South American stations.
four antennas a varying heights and my bread winner was a Hygain
5 element yagi pointed Northeast which was at 28 feet height.
The high antenna and mid-height was not to receive any signals
strong enough to make QSO.
KH2, LU, PY and few VEs for DX QSOS.  ARRL 10m Contest was tough
in southern, middle Tennessee and played its toll on the
probably expected being at the bottom of the cycle.  For example
with low yagi pojnted to Northeast heard K0OO callng CQ, but
higher antenna pointed Northwest towards K0OO yielded zero
results and no copy.  Switching to low antenna yield fair copy,
but was not able to make QSO on low antenna as he could not copy
my 85 watt signal.
to give me the bulk of my QSOs during this contest.  AC4G
AC6ZM   Contact Moderator
Operated remote while on travel. Conditions where really good the
first night, but not so good the second night. Had very good
openings to the west coast.
AC9EZ   Contact Moderator
Conditions were not very good here in Indiana. Rapid qsb took stations in and out of the noise.
Still, it was fun to participate, and conditions can only get better from here! 73 Jim ac9ez
AD0H   Contact Moderator
Went to an ISU basketball game first, then turned on rig about 4 pm.  Band dying.
AD0K   Contact Moderator
My meager attempt at the 10m contest. Only able to spend 3 hours total on the
air and conditions were not good. Mostly TX stations, but found a brief opening
to the east coast and then one to the west coast. I heard an XE but could not
raise him. No caribbean or South American stations were heard from my QTH.
Operated 100w to a Mosley TA-63 at 40 feet. There were stations I could hear but
could not raise. At 0400z on Friday night (2200 local) I heard a MN station, but
could not get him to hear me. All in all, I had a good time, despite poor
conditions. SFI was only 68.
AG6JA   Contact Moderator
Just CW and only local.
AG7WI   Contact Moderator
Very poor conditions
AJ6T   Contact Moderator
Only had a few hours available in this contest.  Friday night was fairly
good with a mix of meteor scatter and Es, but signals were generally weak
and erratic.  I did manage a few QSOs on CW to the west coast, and that
felt pretty good given the late night hour and the low point in the solar
cycle.  I did not have much luck running with just 100 watts and an
all-band OCF dipole.  I was pleased to get N1MM+ working with the K3 internal
DVR to save my voice.  Later in the weekend the propagation was absolutely nil.
DL4XU   Contact Moderator
TXV Kenwood TS-890;  100 W
Ant.: MP2 on balcony abt 30 m up.
EA3HWC   Contact Moderator
EA5DO   Contact Moderator
Siento mucho no haber podido efectuar más contactos, la propagación y mis condiciones no ayudaron,
pero pudo más la ilusión de participar.
EA5DY   Contact Moderator
This was our first contest with my wife Pilar EA4AJ and me from home.
Miserable conditions on Saturday with only 34 QSOs. Sunday showed better
conditions with openings via sporadic-E towards Northern and Eastern Europe.
The afternoon granted a weird opening towards Northeast US and Canada (ME, NH, VT & NB)
with goods signals but no trace from most Southern states which would have been more
likely to see at this very bottom of the sunspots cycle. Ten meters is always a box
of surprises, HI.
Rig: Icom IC-7610 + Acom 2000A
Ant: 5 elem yagi @ 27 meters
EA5XA   Contact Moderator
One of my favorite contests, but in the years of little solar activity, it is very difficult to work
openings from Europe. Will it be better next year? We will have to be in the contest again to know.
See you next year.
73, EA5XA
EA8AQV   Contact Moderator
EB8AC   Contact Moderator
Antena Celwave de 6 a 40m Vertical. Tranceptor Kenwood TS-2000
DSP. Saludos.
ED8M   Contact Moderator
EW8DX   Contact Moderator
F4GFT   Contact Moderator
No propagation at all for me
FY5KE   Contact Moderator
... and at the end, the (true) South Americans win.
Location, location, location.
G1M   Contact Moderator
Band really dead so very hard work to make any QSO's
G4FKA   Contact Moderator
Saturday very poor. Sunday some useful Es and paths to AF and SA.
HA2MN   Contact Moderator
As expected the propagation was very poor. My aim was to complete a
few QSOs that has really been realized finally. Many thanks for them
and hope to see you next time. Rig TS-530SP 100W, ant end-fed wire
21 mtrs long and above flat roof.
HF5WIM   Contact Moderator
In the sunspot number = 0 I could manage several QSOs. On the first day (14DEC) there was massive
Gemini meteor shower and majority QSOs I made with antenna pointed to Gemini constelation not to
station magnetic bearing. Very good experience and fun.
I2RBR   Contact Moderator
Absent propagation.Few QSO but funny.
Equipment: KWD TS430S and inverted V.
73 to all
I5KAP   Contact Moderator
RTX:  Renger2950 + attenuator for 5 W out
ANT.: monobad 4 el. Yagi 20 m hihg
Thanks to the availability of the corresponding operators, they still
allowed me a hopeless log
IK4OMO   Contact Moderator
2019 ARRL 10-Meter Contest
IZ5IMD   Contact Moderator
ciao to all
JA1CRJ   Contact Moderator
Thank you for QSO.
JA1FFB   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
JA1NEZ   Contact Moderator
Put your comments here.
Use multiple lines if needed.
JA1RRA   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
JA2KKA   Contact Moderator
ICOM IC7100 100W
Inverted Vee
JA2MWV   Contact Moderator
ANT  14mH 4ELE
RIG  IC-741S    PWR < 5w
JA7BEW   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
JE1ILP   Contact Moderator
Using IC7300S with 5W output and ANT is 8.5m LW.
JE3UHV   Contact Moderator
TRx. IC-7410/100W   Ant. Vertical
JF1GZZ/2   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
JF1OVA   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
JF2FIU   Contact Moderator
Thank you all stations!
JG1XIO   Contact Moderator
I really enjoyed this contest. Thanks.
JG2REJ   Contact Moderator
JH1VIX   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
JH3DMQ   Contact Moderator
OATH : I swer using QRP5W  out.
RIG: ANT 4el CQ (21/28MHz)
RIG: IC-7300M Power down.
JH6QIL   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
JH7UJU   Contact Moderator
FT817ND, 5watts. 5ele yagi
JK1TCV   Contact Moderator
I used power less than 5W
JM2LEI   Contact Moderator
Bad propagation.
But I like DX contest on cw.
JR1AKD/1   Contact Moderator
It's like a Japan domestic contest becasu of the poor condition.
JR1AQI   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
JR1MEG/1   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
JR1UJX/2   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest with a FT-817 and HB9CV
JR2EKD   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest by QRP.
JR3RIU   Contact Moderator
Condition was so bad.
IC-7600 KPA500
JS1BXH   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
K0JJR   Contact Moderator
very poor propagation

QSOs  Pts/QSO    Pts   Mults
CW      41        4    164      19  1 DX, 16 K, 2 VE, 0 XE
SSB      2        2      4       2  0 DX, 2 K, 0 VE, 0 XE
43             168  x   21  =  3528
K0JV   Contact Moderator
Only heard 7 stations and 3 of those couldn't hear me
K0JWQ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
2019 ARRL 10M Contest, QRP Portable from Genessee Mountain Park in Colorado. Ft817 and 10m Moxon. 19
degrees Fahrenheit, only one QSO but a fun time!
K0KEX   Contact Moderator
CW signals were IN/OUT..Most stations heard required time to confirm
all info.
The key used for the event 1959 Vibroplex Deluxe "Blue Racer" 73 Rick
K0VH   Contact Moderator
1st log submission in a few years .... only incented by MN Wireless with such poor condx.
K0XP   Contact Moderator
The only state I heard but couldn't work was NV; I worked every country
I heard (all 3 of them) with my little 49-foot wire. Pretty dismal
results but I've heard worse; one year, there were no openings at all
and I didn't work anything on meteors. Some guys QRQed to try to catch
the meteors Friday night, but several others (including a famous NV
contester) took their sweet time so I missed them.
K1IB   Contact Moderator
Lots of slow periods interspersed with periods of increased activity on near every propagation mode
possible -- groundwave, backscatter, tropo, meteor scatter, sporadic e. Openings to South America
(both days) and to CT and EA (Sunday)added several nice mults.
K1MC   Contact Moderator
After lunch on Sunday there was an opening to South America that
lasted about a half hour here in Massachusetts.  I managed to work six
LU stations along with a CE and a CX station before the band closed
again.  It was quite a surprise after struggling all morning to work
local stations in the W1 call area on ground wave and scatter.
K1PDY   Contact Moderator
This file generated by home brew
logging program written by K1PDY

K3CCR   Contact Moderator
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care
retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. N3UM and
W3GB operated Multi-Op 1 Tx HP in the 2019 ARRL 10m. Our C3 beam
with 10m. was unusable; SWR spiked to 6.5 and shut down the HPA.
Desperate, we checked SWR of 40m. Falcon beam on 10m. Surprise!
In shack, SWR=2 at 28.3 MHz, easy for tuner but 4 dB line loss.
And, beacon peaked +/- 40 deg. from boresight and from rear. So,
not much gain, but rotatable and high, on an 85-ft. tower atop a
43-ft hill. We did OK at start with this off-spec ant, 37 Qs and
10 state mults 00-0115Z, 25 of the Qs running on CW. No E skip;
all Qs were in MD, DC, and 5 surrounding states plus CT. After
supper N3UM came back 0211-03Z for 14 Qs and 7 state mults on
CW, 5 via E skip; AL, FL, IL, NB, and TX; then rate died. Sat.
AM 1410-1610Z N3UM on CW got 41 Qs, FY via F-layer, and 10 state
mults via spotlight E skip; TN, AR, LA, and MS, then MI, WI, QC,
MN, IA, and rare NE. Then W3GB on SSB 1612-1700Z got 16 Qs and 5
mults, 4 via Es; MS, LA, TX, and IA. From 18-19Z W3GB got 5 F-
layer DX mults; PY, LU, and CX on CW, then PY and LU on SSB.
From 1900-2045Z N3UM got 51 CW Qs, 33 of them in short runs, and
CE, HI, and OA mults, our last F-layer DX. After supper, in 1 hr.
from 0018Z N3UM found just 14 Qs and our last mult, NY. Sunday
was SLOW, few Qs, no mults; 1430-1600Z N3UM got only 19 CW Qs,
all LOS except MI and FL, probably meteors. W3GB did regular
checks 1730-2400Z; he found NO skip and only 5 SSB Qs in MD, VA,
and PA just after 20Z. We got no states W of NE and TX, and only
2 VE PVs; 42 total mults this year vs 70 in 2018. With zero sun-
spots and SFI swinging wildly from 69 to 71, not much surprise.
K3SSS   Contact Moderator
100W and tribander at 60 ft
K3TW   Contact Moderator
"There were only a few short band openings for QRP (5 watts), but great excited when they occurred."
K4JSK   Contact Moderator
It's a shame that so many people thought it wasn't worth it to even try.
K4SQC   Contact Moderator
Not much time and almost no propagation - maybe next year!
K4TG   Contact Moderator
Band was very unusual, Friday and Saturday could hear West and East coast at same time. Signals
would peak for a few seconds then go competently away. Worked mostly local and short skip stations
on Sunday with occasional opening to East.
K5IX   Contact Moderator
Computer crashed shortly after the contest!  :(  Luckily I uploaded to LoTW first and was able to
manually re-enter my contacts.  Double-lucky that I only made a few QSOs so it wasn't too much of a
burden.  Poor conditions.
K5LY   Contact Moderator
Poor conditions, experienced a couple of good runs.
K5TR   Contact Moderator
Thanks again to George K5TR for letting me use his station in this
in this contest.  This was my 18th ARRL 10 Meter Contest and while
it was not my lowest QSO total or score, it was my lowest multiplier
total to date.  There was some Eskip into the upper midwest on Friday
night and either Eskip or tropo scatter into Florida on Sunday.
I made no contacts with stations outside of North and South America
this year, and I never heard a station on the air from Mexico or

Rate Sheet:

------ ---------  -----
0    5/4      5/4    0.00M
1   10/1     15/5    0.00M
2    5/2     20/7    0.00M
3   25/6     45/13   0.00M
4   12/3     57/16   0.00M
5    ---     57/16   0.00M
6    ---     57/16   0.00M
7    ---     57/16   0.00M
8    ---     57/16   0.00M
9    ---     57/16   0.00M
10    ---     57/16   0.00M
11    ---     57/16   0.00M
12    ---     57/16   0.00M
13    ---     57/16   0.00M
14    5/0     62/16   0.00M
15    4/0     66/16   0.00M
16    6/2     72/18   0.00M
17    4/0     76/18   0.00M
18   10/4     86/22   0.00M
19    3/1     89/23   0.00M
20    3/0     92/23   0.00M
21    ---     92/23   0.00M
22    ---     92/23   0.00M
23    ---     92/23   0.00M
1    2/0     94/23   0.00M
2    ---     94/23   0.00M
3    1/0     95/23   0.00M
4    ---     95/23   0.00M
5    ---     95/23   0.00M
6    ---     95/23   0.00M
7    ---     95/23   0.00M
8    ---     95/23   0.00M
9    ---     95/23   0.00M
10    ---     95/23   0.00M
11    ---     95/23   0.00M
12    ---     95/23   0.00M
13    ---     95/23   0.00M
14    5/1    100/24   0.00M
15    1/0    101/24   0.00M
16    9/1    110/25   0.01M
17   24/2    134/27   0.01M
18   47/1    181/28   0.01M
19   12/0    193/28   0.01M
20   16/1    209/29   0.01M
21   12/1    221/30   0.01M
22    ---    221/30   0.01M
23    1/0    222/30   0.01M

Multiplier Distribution:
1.  Fl   65
2.  Tx   45
3.  Mn   17
4.  LU   13
5.  PY   13
6.  Wi   10
7.  Az    7
8.  Ca    6
9.  Ga    6
10.  Sc    6
11.  Il    4
12.  Al    4
13.  CE    4
14.  La    3
15.  Ar    2
16.  Tn    2
17.  Oh    2
18.  Nv    1
19.  Mo    1
20.  Sd    1
21.  Ky    1
22.  Va    1
23.  Ia    1
24.  TG    1
25.  Co    1
26.  Ks    1
27. KP4    1
28.  CX    1
29. PJ2    1
30.  ZF    1
K5XK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Threw up a simple dipole and had fun, with locals, Stateside...AND S.A. DX!
K5ZD   Contact Moderator
Not many openings when I was on.  Was exciting to
work anyone more than 100 miles away!
K6NR   Contact Moderator
Like everyone else in the west, it was all about Friday night when
the band was open to the northwest and parts east.  I made 78 of my
QSOs then.  Saturday and Sunday were slow with occasional new
stations. Worked a handfull of South American stations, sometimes
strong.  Fun propagation east to Arizona and Colorado - very weak
stations would pop up strong for milliseconds.  Worked a few of them
on Sunday.

Thanks for the QSOs everyone...

K6TUJ   Contact Moderator
WOW! Talk about tough conditions.
K7ABV   Contact Moderator
band dead sunday...
K7BV   Contact Moderator
I woke up Friday moring with Shingles exploding onto the left side face that got worse each hour. 
Made me crazy with itch and pain - I had to give up Saturday. Next year...
K7VIT   Contact Moderator
One can look on the bright side.  With band conditions like this,
I had no trouble at all holding a run frequency.   :-)
Thanks to all who got on and answered my calls.
73,  Jerry
K7XC   Contact Moderator
Monday and Tuesday before the contest I reconfigured the VHF
Tower trailer to end up with the 4ele 10M yagi up top at 30ft and
the 6ele 6M yagi below it at 26ft. Everything tested great at
100W so called it good. For 3 days I have had that nagging
feeling I forgot something. Friday morning I Configured N1MM+ for
the 10M contest, loaded up the AL-80B Amp so it would be ready to
go and BLAMMO! The SWR is through the roof, shifting all over the
place. So with 2 hrs of light left Rosie and I Get dressed for
the cold and 25MPH winds, lower the tower, tip it over, and
loosen the boom to mounting plate clamps and swivel the ant over
so the elements are parallel to the mast. Now we can lower it
till the 6M Reflector hits the ground. On a Ladder I remove the
Scotch 88 tape sealing the coax connector, remove it and use a
brass bristled brush on the PL259 center conductor till its
shiny, and use a brass bore brush on the inside of the SO-239
till clean. Replacing the Coax and raising the
back to vertical and the 7 to 1 SWR remains. Lowering it back
down, up the ladder in what little light is now left, I swap it
out for a 20 ft test cable & raise it back up... 1.03 to 1 at
28.200 MHz. Damn, the feedline is BAD! Why? I will figure it out
later. Since I removed the 144, 222, and 432 MHz yagis to make
room for 10M, I now have my choice of low loss feed-lines to swap
over too. The 2M run of 1/2 Heliax terminates to a short run of
CQ-106 low loss coax with a PL-259 on the end, so it will not
need any adapters. I remove the temp run of 3 sections of RG-8
that used to go to the 4WL 222MHz yagi and use the 2M feedline,
Secure and weatherproof it as daylight fades, aided by a high
power LED flashlight. Rosie steadies me on the ladder as I am
getting cold and tired. It takes 10 minutes to cut out the bad
coax and redo the rotor loop harness with Scotch 88, as its all I
have that will work in the freezing cold. Once done We raise the
tower a bit, Secure the antenna so its horizontal again, and
raise the tower back to vertical. Running Inside I run a quick
check and everything is perfect again. Back out & fully raise the
tower trailer, gather up all the tools, secure the unused
feedline and stagger back indoors where a roaring fire in the
pellet stove is waiting to thaw out my frozen fingers! 3 minutes
later I am in front of the radio and the band is filled with
Plenty of loud signals, with rapid QSB, typical of Sporadic E
(Es) propagation. So I start an hour late but as I write this
report at 06:30Z the band is still open to VE7/WA/OR on CW. Time
to call it a night! So... I thought I had it all covered 4 days
early and Murphy shows up saying, " NO YOU DON'T!" with barely
enough time to fix it before the contest starts! HI HI  Off to
bed I get up at Sunrise planning to play on the rocks. 28MHz MS
with a KW and long yagi is usually a lot of fun! Unfortunately
that's all she wrote as both Sat and Sun are very disappointing
with horrid conditions and hardly any new stations to work.
Still, what a blast to see 10M open like it was Friday night,
reminded me of times past when the sunspots were not so stingy!
73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09jh... sk
K8AC   Contact Moderator
Terrible conditions, but some relief provided Friday evening by the meteor shower.
K9TWW   Contact Moderator
Worst band conditions of all time.
KA0PQW   Contact Moderator
Great contest entering for the first time. very interesting propagation. used 100 w and 80 meter
KA1ULN   Contact Moderator
KB4OLM   Contact Moderator
Bad Conditions is an understatement. Seams like folks were
running amps and could not hear anyone calling them. Quite a
challange, this contest is!
KB7QFE   Contact Moderator
KC3AM   Contact Moderator
Terrible conditions. I elevated my dipole from 15' to 40', new feedline, dedicated TS-570S to 10
meters and all I heard was three signals all within 50 miles of home. Oh well, the shape of things
to come.
KC5CYY   Contact Moderator
See you next year
KD2BME   Contact Moderator
Band open only from NY to MS
KD2KW   Contact Moderator
Operated less than 2 hours as time would permit.
KE0OR   Contact Moderator
Minimal time available for this contest.  Did not find bands open
when I had time to operate.
KE2SX   Contact Moderator
Another disappointing year.
KE3K   Contact Moderator
Wow, that was a painful contest. Very poor band conditions in the midwest.
KF5DDV   Contact Moderator
very poor conditions this year
KG2E   Contact Moderator
Transmitted with an Elecraft KX3 at 12W using a 35' end-fed wire antenna sloping from 25'.
KG5RXG   Contact Moderator
KI7N   Contact Moderator
Other than a 1200 mile north - south path on Friday night, the band was dead, dead, dead.  
hopefully conditions will improve next year and the year after.
KJ7JZG   Contact Moderator
This was my first SSB contest. I tried numerous times throughout the weekend, propagation was
roughly nothing... At least in my area.
KK0U   Contact Moderator
Conditions were really tough.  I heard South America better than state side.
KM4ODS   Contact Moderator
Thank the Lord for local NC club operators. Worst 10m conditions in a long time. Had Fun
KP4VP   Contact Moderator
Very interesting experience. It was hard to contact stations do to heavy QRM. Next time i will
improve my station antenna.
KS7T   Contact Moderator
Worst condx I ever hrd in the 5 decades I've entered this
contest from Montana. Most signals I heard and wrkd on
Sat. had a gnd wave sound to them. Nothing heard east
of 0 land, no DX, not even an XE. Band totally dead on Sun.
KX6A   Contact Moderator
Started off nicely on Friday night.  Had to come and go through the weekend
with Holiday to dos, but was mostly dead in my location Saturday and Sunda
y.  Heard some DX but they could never hear me. 100 watts and a wire.
KX9RT   Contact Moderator
One for the count.  Monitored off and on over the weekend to make
a few contacts.  The signals were very weak here in WI.  KX3 and
KPA500 running 100W into a 80MOCF.
LT7D   Contact Moderator
Very bad condx only a couple hours of opening each day, mostly
with NA. Almost nothing from EU/AF, nothing from AS. Consistent
with low part of the sunspot cycle. Hopefully condx will start to
improve bouncing from the bottom starting next year.
LU1DBQ   Contact Moderator
rig ic-7300 100w antena palombo 3 elementos en el patio de nuestro club bajo la sombra del arbol
LW8DQ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was our third consecutive ARRL-10M M/S from LosProfes station.

We have had very nice runs with NA on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Southern Europe provided us only a few mults on Sunday.
Only one JA station logged in this contest edition.

Many thanks to all you who answered our calls. Specially those who needed to repeat calls and
exchanges several times, due to heavy QSB.

Muchas gracias especialmente también a todas las estaciones de latinoamérica que respondieron a
nuestras llamadas.

Hope to see you in ARRL-10M again next year.

N0EFG   Contact Moderator
N0JK   Contact Moderator
Operated fixed mobile with 5 watts. Unusual opening Sunday around noon
local time (1800z) to South America. Stations in Argentina and Chile
were very loud. Wonder if a "Es -- TEP" link ? Es cloud located over
Louisiana at the time. 1/4 wave whip antenna on car.
N0UY   Contact Moderator
Band conditions were challenging throughout the contest.  If not for CW I would not have made any
contacts.  Heard some aurora on the VE5 signal at my house but was able to make the qso.
N1AW   Contact Moderator
I was not planning on doing much. A quick listen late Saturday night,
made one QSO and heard more activity than I expected. A half hour at
noon on Sunday, two contacts with Chile surprised me. Had other
commitments for Sunday afternoon, got back into it for a few hours at
the end.
N1FTP   Contact Moderator
Bands were the worst I have ever heard...
N1JIE   Contact Moderator
Wow - other than one short meteor skip opening, all contacts were local. Very tough conditions, very
little heard.
Still, it was fun. 
73, N1JIE
N1NN   Contact Moderator
N2BZD   Contact Moderator
check log only
N2KW   Contact Moderator
Indoor dipole in my living room.  5w.  Bottom of the solar cycle.
N3RN   Contact Moderator
N4BP   Contact Moderator
2019 ARRL Ten Meter Contest
N4IY   Contact Moderator
I set my goal for seven QSOs and I got 8! Whoopee. hahaha
N4MU   Contact Moderator
I wish there would have been a "Worked all Texas" contest running at the same time. I might have
done better!
N6IC   Contact Moderator
Fun even in a low sunspot time
N6KN   Contact Moderator
E skip was fun, fun, fun Fri evening!
N6SPP   Contact Moderator
Good opening right at the contest start, with 7 land stns in steady
for two hours. Operated mobile: ft857 and hi-sierra sidekick in the
SFO area during my commute home.
N6YEU   Contact Moderator
Conditionswere dismal at best. Most qsos were not even moving my S meter!
N6ZE   Contact Moderator
Nice short haul opening at start of contest.
Rig: 100 w & vertical
N7MZW   Contact Moderator
Icom IC-7300 with 90 watts output,Heil Pro Micro Headset.Vectronics HFT-1500 Manual Tuner and a
modified ZS6BKW up 50 feet,runnung N-S at 6,053 feet elevation from Grid DN-71od in Laramie County
Wyoming. Oh for the 10 Meter Band conditions of yesteryear! A real slog,with Mexico (CHH),as my only
DX, and way too many (29) 6 Landers comprising 67 % of my 43 total contacts log. At least I doubled
last years 16 contact, 352 final score.Got a lot done in the shack while my IC-7300 "canned voice"
called CQ for many boring minutes at a time,and I can now confirm that the internal rig fan never
allowed the radio to overheat in spite of this demanding high SSB duty cycle.Thanks to those that
heard and worked me.I heard fellow GMCC club member W0ETT at S-2 to S-4 more than once,but alas he
could not hear my 100 watt wire signal well enough to make a "good Q".It certainly wasn't for lack
of trying. Another "100 Watts and a Wire" Adventure is in the books.
N7RCS   Contact Moderator
Fortunately there was a 60-minute Es opening Sunday afternoon. Other than that, limited propagation
for me in SFL.
N7WY   Contact Moderator
K3s, KPA1500, KT36xa - 6 element Yagi at 20 m AGL
N7XCZ   Contact Moderator
poor band conditions
N8AP   Contact Moderator
What kind of propagation was that?
A bit of meteor scatter, backscatter, and sporadic-E all rolled in together bobbing up and down like
a ship at sea only very slow in and out (mostly out) like playing Wack-a- Mole. Hey guys with prop
knowledge, what was that? Oh never mind, it will all be different next year anyway.
Spencer N8AP
N8HKU   Contact Moderator
1 contact, ground wave, 10 miles away
N8JLM   Contact Moderator
This contest was a lot of fun to try out 10 meters. I only made four contacts, all of which being
very close to me, but still was a lot of fun. I am hoping next year, the band conditions will be a
little bit better to allow more distant contacts.
N8VWY   Contact Moderator
IC-756 Pro and end wire/counterpoise. Bands were rough but had fun, GL TU 73 ALL.
N8VZ   Contact Moderator
Worst band condx I ever experienced.
Used SD, a great logging program, like the old CT.
N9OU   Contact Moderator
What a difference a year makes. Pbbbt on 2019!
N9TF   Contact Moderator
Welcome to 10m at the bottom of the solar cycle! 100 watts to two
elements at 37' makes for a bit of a challenge.
Very PT as lots of prep going on for Christmas. Missed Friday night,
and most of Saturday. Interesting meteor scatter prop Saturday and
Sunday mornings. We shall see how well I copied calls through the fast
QSB and drop outs! Bears were doing poorly against packers Sunday
afternoon so skipped the second half and sat in the shack with head-
phones on listening for signals to pop out of the abyss. CQd a lot
and then tuned a lot. N1MM says 4 hours op time, probably more like
5 hours with all the dead time between Qs! Reminded me of a VHF contest,
slow and slower going!! 73, Gene N9TF
Rig, K3S 100 Watts to 2 element triband at 37'.
NC6K   Contact Moderator
Summary of Contest:

Friday evening:
"Wow, this contest might even be fun!"
Rest of
contest: "Zzzzzzzz"

73 de NC6K
ND0C   Contact Moderator
A few brief Es and MS openings, and very brief TE.
NF1L   Contact Moderator
Dead Band
NF7E   Contact Moderator
Second year in a row that 10M is open for about 5 hours at start then I think
the Band gods turns off 10M.  Fun contest but challenging! 73, Bob, NF7E
NG1I   Contact Moderator
Well, it least my ground wave was fair...….I think
NG5E   Contact Moderator
Rough conditions from Texas but had nice openings to Florida and East Coast on Sunday.
NJ4Q   Contact Moderator
No gold stars for this contest after a somewhat successful 160 M test.
Do what you have to do.
de NJ4Q
NN4X   Contact Moderator
This was more like the "Florida Contest Group - Frankford Radio
Club - Texas QSO Party" here in Florida.
NN7CW   Contact Moderator
Good grief, that was painful I was hoping for 2018 condx, but we got
2017 propagation instead. After reaching a whole 160m WAS last
weekend, my goal was to work the ones I'm missing on 10m (AK, ND, SD
and NE). I entered the contest as Unassisted, but after exclusively
working everybody and his brother from the East coast Friday night and
not seeing any improvement during the first half of Saturday, I was
tempted to bail out, as I did in the first half of this year's ARRL
DX. To avoid what I might later regret, I decided to pull up RBN to
see where I was heard and check out dxmaps.com (thanks to NP2X, I
didn't know that page yet!), which changed my category to Unlimited.
The rest of Saturday was an in-and-out-of-the-shack operation and
killing time reading Wikipedia articles. Sunday was similar, except
for a 2-hour Southwest opening that briefly extended into CA.
Highlights: #1: being called by VK4CT; #2: working at least NE; #3:
making it to the end of the contest. 73!
NS8O   Contact Moderator
I've ran a lot of 10 meter contests and I have to say this was the most, uh, challenging of all.
Meteor Scatter contacts on Friday night and NIL during the daytime left me with only 3800 points as
a raw score.Come back sunspots!
OA4SS   Contact Moderator
I only worked 2 USA stations on SSB but plenty on CW.
OH3BCX   Contact Moderator
Geminids meteors helped with the shorter range QSO's. Cheers/73,
OH6QU   Contact Moderator
I forgot to send this log within the given time. Therefore I
submit it as CHECKLOG.
OK1FKD   Contact Moderator
ELERAFT K2-5W, ant. LW 42m
OK1MGW   Contact Moderator
OK4RQ   Contact Moderator
Vy bad condxs for my vertical ant.
PA0M   Contact Moderator
Hope conditions are better next year.
PA5WT   Contact Moderator
Saturday all qso's via meteor scatter. On Sunday there was some Es to the south. Altough there were
not many stations to work it was a lot of fun trying to get some stations in my log.
73, Kees PA5WT
PE2K   Contact Moderator
All QSO's made with 5 watt QRP, and dipole antenna at 20M up
QSL is via bureau. 73, tu PE2K
PE4BAS   Contact Moderator
One of my favorite contests is this ARRL 10m contest. Equipment here IC-7300, 100W into a 4 element
LFA beam at 14 meter above groundlevel. I had a great time especially sunday when we probabely
experienced some winter-ES. A story can be found on my weblog: http://shorturl.at/sxQTY
Till next year, 73, Bas PE4BAS
PU4TPM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
PY2UDB   Contact Moderator
Terrible condx during contest.
PY2XL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Correcting the club name
PY3AA   Contact Moderator
PY7DR   Contact Moderator
May 6, 2019
RA0LMK   Contact Moderator
RN6A   Contact Moderator
RV3DBK   Contact Moderator
TX 5Watts, ant - Magloop indoor
RW3AI   Contact Moderator
Icom 706 power 5 watts, ant :  Multiband vertical ECO
SV9RPE   Contact Moderator
TA4CS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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TG9ANF   Contact Moderator
QSL Manager VE7BV
UA3DLD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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US5EFU   Contact Moderator
UT0NB   Contact Moderator
TNX 73!
V51WH   Contact Moderator
Really hard work from this part of the world. Nevertheless
I enjoyed the contest here in my new QTH in Omaruru. Had some good
VA3RKM   Contact Moderator
K3, vertical.
VE3CBK   Contact Moderator
Not many stations heard but did hear MA, NB, WI and VT.  Deep QSB on
weak signals.  Still lots of fun!
VE3CNA   Contact Moderator
Very poor conditions this year.
VE3PN   Contact Moderator
Some very loud South Americans in late afternoon
VE3ZY   Contact Moderator
VE5GC   Contact Moderator
Very poor condx.
VE7BGP   Contact Moderator
Pretty poor conditions for this years 10 Meter Contest I had a
lot of fun trying new to ne radio in my shack an IC-756Pro
VE7XT   Contact Moderator
Not completely dead.  Friday night started with some Sporadic E skip including contacts to Arizona
and California.  Saturday a very short opening to Brazil but nothing else.  It can only get better.
VK2BJ   Contact Moderator
What lousy conditions but a surprise very localised
opening to AZ and NM which helped with the
It still beats watching paint dry but only just !
VK2IG   Contact Moderator
Station consisted of TS-480HX at 100W to 2 hourglass antennas,
one beaming NE/SW and the other NW/SE (yagi and mast are down for
repairs after wind damage). Very quiet but interesting contest at
solar minimum! Sporadic E during daylight hours. Heard West Coast
US mid-Saturday afternoon only but couldn't work. EU and Middle
East appeared Sunday evening, but all too weak to work. Heard ZL
Saturday morning only despite lots of Es. Thanks to all who
answered my calls, and the contest managers. Hope to hear you all
again next year - with the yagi back up and working!
VK2NSS   Contact Moderator
can only get better from here on tnx all till next year
VK2PN   Contact Moderator
Very bad conditions. Sad.
VK3KTT   Contact Moderator
very quiet this year only a few ja's on the band no contacts inthe mainland US
hopefully bettter next year. mainly cw this year
VK3MH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was my first 10m contest and conditions were better than I expected, I managed 30 contacts on
CW and SSB with 120w for CW and 400w for SSB and 4 a element beam. I only missed out on a few
contacts from VK5, VK7 and ZL at the start of the contest due to QSB, otherwise I worked all I could
hear. JA's were strong but not many around, same happened in the JA contest earlier in the year. 73
Brendan VK3MH
VK4CT   Contact Moderator
Challenging propagation with weak signals from all continents to VK4.
Quiet location and four element mono-band yagi helped to catch the weak signals.
VK4ZD   Contact Moderator
SSB Only. But Heard CW signals from USA, none called on SSB
VK5SFA   Contact Moderator
Conditions to NA SA EU & AF were poor.  Looking forward to Solar Cycle 25!
VK7GN   Contact Moderator
Tasmania is a long way from population centres - one skip only gets VK4 I
VR2YAK   Contact Moderator
Terrible Propagation both days. Tx Icom 7000  Ant Dipole on apartment
balcony 250ft AMSL .
W0RT   Contact Moderator
Great fun
W0YJT   Contact Moderator
Well this was a disapointment listened a lot only open a few times here heard n4 baked potato
thought maybe bands were going to get better but only lasted a few minutes 73 John
W1AST   Contact Moderator
Horrible conditions! Hope next year is better!
W1END   Contact Moderator
Rig was FTdx5000 and Butternut Vertical.
Can't wait for sunspots to return.
W1HFN   Contact Moderator
Could not hear RI, but worked CV7, weird propogation.
W1QK   Contact Moderator
Thank you for sponsoring the contest.
W1WIU   Contact Moderator
Poor band conditions from RI but still had fun. CW made the day.  ZS6BKW antenna up 50'. IC 7600,
Kent single paddle key.
W2AAB   Contact Moderator
W2EG   Contact Moderator
I started out at LP, but quickly decided I needed the full 490W
my KPA 500 will supply. Condx generally not so good, but did work
an LU, PY, several FL (expected N-S skip), and, to my amazement,
a WA. Heard a couple VERY brief meteor bursts, but nothing long
enough to make a contact.
W3SM   Contact Moderator
Operated from an alternate station in WMA.
W4FEB   Contact Moderator
Home qth Massachusetts
W4KW   Contact Moderator
Slim Pickins Happy Holidays to All
W4POT   Contact Moderator
Used my Flex 6600 for the first time and there was only a small amount of lightning in my area
during the contest forcing some off air time.  I saw two band openings, one to the Northeast states
and then one on Sunday to Texas.  Most of the time the band was closed in my location.
W4RN   Contact Moderator
14-year-old John, N0JSD joined me.  An amazing young op! 73 Mike
W5WTX   Contact Moderator
worst conditions in my 48+ years of hamming.
W5WZ   Contact Moderator
ARRL 10 Meter Contest - 2019-12-14 0000Z to 2019-12-16 0000Z - 108 QSOs
W5WZ - Off Times >= 30 Minutes

2019-12-14 0000Z - 2019-12-14 0247Z     02:48  (168 mins)   (Start late)
2019-12-14 0349Z - 2019-12-14 1536Z     11:48  (708 mins)
2019-12-14 1616Z - 2019-12-14 2036Z     04:21  (261 mins)
2019-12-14 2115Z - 2019-12-14 2236Z     01:22  (82 mins)
2019-12-14 2238Z - 2019-12-15 0241Z     04:04  (244 mins)
2019-12-15 0246Z - 2019-12-15 2359Z     21:13  (1273 mins)   (End early)

Total Time Off 45:36  (2736 mins)
Total Time On 02:24  (144 mins)
W6BS   Contact Moderator
There was no skip for the contest from my QTH
other than the first 3 hours.  I wish I was able to work the first 4 hours as that was the time for
W6OAL   Contact Moderator
Check Log
W8KNO   Contact Moderator
Saturday: Contest and Army/Navy Game  Sunday:  Christmas Cards
W9ET   Contact Moderator
Bring On The Sunspots I heard more signals via Meteor Scatter than I did any other way this weekend!
W9KM   Contact Moderator
10m was dead.
W9LSE   Contact Moderator
It should have been Halloween because it was horrible and frightening. I heard NOTHING (well, in
reality I heard ONE station) except static. Nothing in the distance, nothing intelligible. At first
i even checked to see if my antenna was connected (it was). Thank heavens my wife wanted help
decorating Christmas cut-out cookies.
W9MRH   Contact Moderator
Propagation!! What propagation!!!! This was a lot of work for 20 contacts. Oh well, see you all next
year. 73 de w9mrh
WA1FCN   Contact Moderator
Just a semi-serious effort.  It was fun Friday and
Saturday morning, then all downhill.
TH5 at 75 ft     BoB WA1FCN
WA2ALY   Contact Moderator
ic-7000, ten tec 238C, INVERTED L, 120 RADIALS, KT-34A.
WA3SXX   Contact Moderator
First ARRL 10M contest; Ant. 10M Ringo
WA7HQD   Contact Moderator
The ten meter band was dead both days, except from some morning
tropo and meteor scatter and then an occasional Es burst.  The
contest was fun anyway.  I wish I could have worked more
WB2AMU   Contact Moderator
The contest is always interesting - some tropo, some Es, some Ms and
some TEP
WB8WUA   Contact Moderator
The band wave conditions were quite poor, but I still had fun. Thanks
for the contest.
WC5D   Contact Moderator
Was it volcanic dust that shut down the bands?
WD5ABC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Propagation was tough for 5 watts and a dipole!  It was interesting to listen to a very weak station
then hear a sudden meteor enhancement for a few seconds before they faded back down.  This weekend
10m was acting more like VHF.  The station this weekend was a Flex 1500 into a dipole at 30 feet. 
Thanks for straining to copy my QRP CW signal from NTX!
Kerry, WD5ABC
WD6T   Contact Moderator
10m is a band where my 30' high tribander is almost high enough (well, if you ignore the fact that
I'm looking into a hill to the East.)

The Reverse Beacon Network tells the story of this contest for me. On Friday night, I was spotted at
50dB at N2IC (and also spotted at K3LR, NC7J, and KU7T-2.)  All Saturday and Sunday... ZERO skimmer

From the human point of view, first night was fun following the Es around. First nothing but AZ,
then CO, then UT, then ID, etc.  Best "DX" was MO.  Not sure if that's a 2-hop or a long 1-hop. 
Went to bed in a good mood.  
 Unfortunately, that was not to continue.  Single digit rates and no more Es for the remainder of
the contest.  Saturday got on at 9 AM and it was nothing but a few CA all day, with the exception of
one CE. Heard an LU but couldn't work him.  Sunday got on at 9 AM and more of the same, except even
fewer CAs.  Managed one more CE. Not even K9YC's spotting me helped. 

Very little phone activity audible here. Also, discovered that my IC-7610 SD Card reader seems to
have gone south, so couldn't use DVR for voice CQ.

Total CA = 76, then AZ = 16, CO = 15, UT = 9, ID = 4, WY = 2, CE = 2, and one of each of NV, MO and

Local big gun stations were working more, but not here in Mudville...mighty WD6T has struck out.
WF1L   Contact Moderator
Horrible band conditions.
WN0L   Contact Moderator
Conditions sucked!
WO2X   Contact Moderator
Still feeling crappy from surgery but managed just over 2 hrs on the air.

Next year....
WO4O   Contact Moderator
This contest is like a "box of chocolates". During slow to no responses to my CQing I read half of
the book "The Strange Death of Europe" by Douglas Murray. VK4CT pleasantly surprised me by calling
in. TU fer all the Qs! 73 de RiC wo4o
XE1AY   Contact Moderator
XE2ML   Contact Moderator
No propagation for NA! I will try next year.
YO9RIJ   Contact Moderator
I just found to test the propagation in 10m. I was surprised to gain some stations. Not to many
plans for score just to see how 10m band works! 73! by YO9RIJ/YP9J Petrica
YV4ABR   Contact Moderator
The contact number 14 was deleted by me, due to wrong call sing copied,  so i deleted that contact.
YV4NR/2   Contact Moderator
Very bad propagation in Venezuela's aerea. Only 4 qso during the contest.
YY5AEP   Contact Moderator
"Class A" amateur radio permit on April 24, 2018