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2E0OBO   Contact Moderator
My hopes were not very high to start with and so it proved. 10M not good here yet. Hope to do better
in ARRL cw contests next. Vy 73 es God bless
 
4F3BZ   Contact Moderator
condx better than last year's. looking fwd to next. 73 de 4f3bz
 
4I1EBC   Contact Moderator
Extreme contest.  Thanks to all 73 Good DX.
 
7K1CPT   Contact Moderator
Power 5W
QTH Saitama-city Saitama-pref.
Portable operate. Built Dipole and Delta LOOP on the Riverbank and QRV..
 
7L1DST   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
7L2LEG   Contact Moderator
N/A
Use multiple lines if needed.
 
7M4AOE   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
7N2UQC   Contact Moderator
I could enjoy the good contest.
Tnx for a fine contest again.
IC-7600, Dipole-Ant.
 
AB1A   Contact Moderator
10 M band was NOT open on most od he day on Sunday Heard a few stations than i could work. that is
how it goes working as a portable station w a 9ft whip k
 
AB5ZA   Contact Moderator
low power entry, antennas at about 25 Ft., 5430 Elev., DN35RW
 
AB6YA   Contact Moderator
First contest since 1997 thank you!
 
AC4G   Contact Moderator
My noise saga continues to haunt me.  And had a few amp faults,
but resoldering a connector missed in previous contests helped
tremendously to stay operational.  More later on noise issue....

the NE USA.  I ran SSB to get some QSOs in the log since I could
run lots faster the CW.  Ran until about 11:00 pm local time when
the band seemed to drop out fast.  Wow I must have worked alomost
100 MASSACHUSETTS stations.
find that the openings were slim abd signals came from the the SE
(Florida, Caribbean, and S.A.)  Worked a bunch of FLORIDA
stattions.  Ran until noise hit me about 1000 am local time.  The
noise was a growling, frying sound that put me off the air until
about 5:00 pm local just after dark when the noise subsided quite
a bit.  I lost about 6 hours when normally I could have remained
operational making QSOS.  Ran until about 8:00 pm local when the
bands petered-out.
while on CW until noise crept with me around 0900 am local and
drove me off the air.  Around 1230 pm local time I decided to
bear the noise and do my best where I picked up another 500 QSOs
contending with noise and not so good conditions.  Band was open
somewhat to the NE USA and then to the western USA where I made
some needed QSOs per the west coast stations for east coast
states.  Glad I could provide Tennessee to the west coat and
north (MN and WI).  Band dropped out before dark around 4:00 pm
local time where I gave it up and went hunting.
of the QSOs and must solve my noise issue soon before it drives
me crazy.  Dealing with lots of noise is not fun!  All in all, I
exceeded mu goal for number of QSOs this year.  BTW, Sunday
morning provided a brief opening to EUROPE (9A, I, S5, DL, G, F6,
etc) but signals were weak at my station before the noise took
over allowing me to make a few QSOs.
on 10m and the best was my high 4 element yagi.  If you recall
from last year, my 5 element yagi up 25 feet was my bread and
butter antenna allowing me to make my QSOs.  However, this year,
my high yagi was the best performer.  Ended up putting my rotor
to good use for this antenna.
the great attitude by all on the bands!  73  Bruce AC4G
 
AC8AP   Contact Moderator
Not enough time this year to operate very much but enjoyed making a few contacts while I could.
 
AD0K   Contact Moderator
I always enjoy 10m when it is open. It is something of a tribute to my dad, WA0PBQ/SK Don (10-10
#342) whose radio was seemingly frozen on 10m.

While my time on the air was limited, it was fun hearing the stations coming in. As usual, South
America was there. When the band was not open, still managed to hear the other Texas stations. As
usual, K5NA, K5PI, N3BB and K5TR were loud and clear.
 
AD4ES   Contact Moderator
Friday night was a real blast. High rates and operated until midnight Eastern. Europe could not be
found Saturday but Sunday morning was a different story.  Worked about 1 European per minute for 45
minutes.  Saturday afternoon as well as Sunday afternoon was not productive.
 
AE8TF   Contact Moderator
My antenna is very limited, and the bands did not seem particularly cooperative, but I still had a
good time.  Thanks you for organizing the contest!
 
AG5MS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
AI8O   Contact Moderator
seems I had a pipeline to MN and IA sunday.Band dead saturday afternoon
 
CE6CGX   Contact Moderator
very entertaining contest ... my yagui antenna didn't work for me ... so the G5RV did the job
 
CX3AL   Contact Moderator
CHECKLOG
 
DD3FH   Contact Moderator
HAM since 2018
 
DF1OE   Contact Moderator
Did only some qsos with dipole under the roof. Some problems with
logging software
 
DF7CB   Contact Moderator
Very poor conditions.
 
DH1PAL   Contact Moderator
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DH4NWG   Contact Moderator
I am happy to work other DXCCs again on 10m - the minimum was very
long.  My first time in this nice contest with a lot of fun
see you next time !!
 
DH8BQA   Contact Moderator
Handing out a few points only this year while packing moving boxes. Gave RUMLogNG as a MacOS based
contest logger a good try, too. Not much DX worked but good to see a few nice ES openings on Sunday
at least.
 
DJ3GE   Contact Moderator
FT991A  90 Watt >>> MFB23
 
DL2ZA   Contact Moderator
TS 850 S - 2x 19,5m - Doppelzepp - Huehnerleitung
 
DL5RU   Contact Moderator
YAESU FT-950 ANT.:11 EL WIRE-LOG-PER. 28 M high
 
EA3FHP   Contact Moderator
EA3FHP - DXCC entity/country: Catalonia
 
EA3W   Contact Moderator
greetings from Catalonia EA3W
 
EA5JDG   Contact Moderator
This has been my 1st time in a contest, I'm a total noob and it shows.
I heard a random contest call in 10m (1st time I hear anything in 10m) and I didn't even know there
was a contest on.
I answered and made my longest distance contact so far, but since I didn't even know the rules I
didn't write down the other station's progressive (facepalm).
Anyway I made just a few contacts and taking in account I'm just beginning, I had no idea of the
contest, I was in portable, low power and with a less than optimum wire antenna, I'm pretty
satisfied! :)))
 
EA7X   Contact Moderator
Bad propagation in general at this end of the southwesternmost part of Europe. Had a small footprint
Es
on Saturday morning to the UK and some brief opening to the South East States and later some with
skewed path.
Being at this southern tip of the Iberian peninsula you have very few people around via terrestial
propagation.
Had to fight for mostly every QSO. Not complaining, sometimes is the best place in EU, sometimes it
is not.
Thanks to everyone for calling.
 
EA8AQV   Contact Moderator
Yaesu FT-857D Dipole Windom 70 w
 
EC1T   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Resumen de EC1T participando en el concurso "ARRL 10 Meter Contest” 12/13 dic 2020
·

- He participado con mi nuevo indicativo EC1T (ex EA1DVY).

Categoría de Mono-Operador Asistido (Telnet-cluster), Fonía/SSB, Alta Potencia, (Single Operator
Unlimited, Phone Only, High Power,)
Otros años he participado en Multioperador con EE1D.
 
El QTH fue, en Soria, in81ss, desde el RadioClub URASO (Unión Radioaficionados Sorianos)
  con una Antena direccional de 3 elementos a 14 metros del suelo, Emisora icom IC-7300,

  Amplificador con 500 Watios y Programa de N1MM Logger+

  No tenía ruido de la ciudad QRM, ni QRN local, por lo que la recepción era limpia…

 
La operación mayormente fue por la tarde de 15 a 18 horas UTC, las estaciones que anunciaban en
Telnet/cluster, la mayoría no las escuchaba, por lo que la búsqueda de las estaciones, fue manual
y lenta, ya que tenía que realizar el rastreo minucioso, descifrando las señales bajas, pues
algunas estaban al límite, no llegando a subir de “S1”. El sábado las señales en general eran
bajas y alrededor de las 16:20h. UTC, un poco más fuerte con Sudamérica. El domingo fue más baja
las señales, a excepción de una pequeña apertura a las 15:45h UTC con la antena en dirección a
195º realizando QSO con "ZD7BG Isla de Santa Elena" y un pequeño "pile up" con estaciones de PY,
CX, LU, que duró 75 minutos después las señales bajaron paulatinamente hasta que fue nula la
propagación.
 
Observación: en algunas ocasiones la modulación de algunos operadores de Sudamérica estaba un
poco distorsionadas, defectuosa, con QSB, algo similar a la "Propagación Trans-Ecuatorial en VHF"
(TEP=Trans-Equatorial-Propagation) que es un fenómeno más usual en las bandas de 6, 4 y 2 metros.
!Podría tratarse de “transecuatorial TEP en HF-10m!.
·

·

- Total de QSOs……………: 72

- Puntuación Raw Score: 140 Qpts x 10 Mults = 1,400
 
EW1TO   Contact Moderator
TS-430S, PWR 60W, ANT GP
 
EW8DX   Contact Moderator
73!
 
F4ELJ   Contact Moderator
Conditions so bad...no propagation
SD by EI5DI
 
F5GGL   Contact Moderator
tx IC7700 pwr 100w ant steppir
 
F5PHW   Contact Moderator
Too bad propagation....
 
F5PHY   Contact Moderator
Poor dx conditionS,no contact with USA but always enjoy ten.
thanks for this contest
 
F6JSZ   Contact Moderator
Except for two multipliers in South America (including a new one!), it was a bit like a VHF contest.
The word "sporadic" took all its sense here!
 
F8CPA   Contact Moderator
No spread in west France... With a vertical antenna
 
G0AEV   Contact Moderator
Well, that was the strangest 10m contest I can remember for some time. That conditions would be
relatively poor was a given, and it was inevitable that the CW end of the band would enjoy longer
openings and CW be the better mode for weak signal working, but activity levels seemed very skewed
towards CW operation in Europe this year.  I was phone only but I listened a fair bit at the bottom
of the band to gauge propagation and I can't count the number of times when there was nothing, or
nothing much, on phone but on CW I could hear G stations working each other, Europeans and - most
galling of all - lots (or so it seemed) of Ws and VEs.  Some of the latter were moderately strong
with me yet I only heard a few extremely weak signals from North America on SSB and worked only one
- KD7RF (Alabama), who gets a prize for hearing my low power under the most marginal of conditions. 
Even South America, usually reliable at current solar flux levels, was very poor - just a handful of
PY stations + FY5KE worked, and I couldn't get through to the CE stations I heard or work HI3CC. 
Propagation to Africa was fine with D4, V5 and ZS in the log without any difficulty, but I heard
nothing from Asia, in fact nothing east of the Ukraine. Was that just me?  Europeans were
occasionally strong in rather localised sporadic E, especially on paths to Scandinavia, otherwise
QSOs had to rely on background scatter and some tropo.  I was particularly pleased to work GM on two
occasions when I turned the beam north for that very purpose - MM0TFU on early morning enhanced
tropo and GM2V via meteor scatter.
 
G3WRR   Contact Moderator
This is unlikely to be a winning entry  :-)

Just popped into the shack from time to time to see what was going on - answer, not a lot.
Conditions varied between marginal and totally dead here in South London. Only worked 13 local UK /
Europeans, although I did hear 2 PYs on Sunday afternoon who didn't hear me. And then at 1300(ish)
UTC on the Sunday my SWR went infinite. I know when I'm beat so gave up!

But it's only a hobby after all.....73, Quin G3WRR
 
G3YMC   Contact Moderator
Propagation at times, hopefully next year will be good
 
G3ZGC   Contact Moderator
10m poor Saturday. Better Sunday.
 
GU4CHY   Contact Moderator
Terrible conditions Saturday, heard nothing till 15.00z. Sunday a little better but not much. Did
not hear a single W/VE station. Great shame as I love this contest when the sun obliges.
 
HA2MN   Contact Moderator
As thought the propagation was expected better than last year.
Saturday showed up poor Sunday gave more chance. Many thanks for
QSOs and hope to see you next time. Rig TS-530SP 100W, ant end-fed
wire 21 mtrs long and above flat roof.
 
HA6NL   Contact Moderator
3EL YAGI - ICOM756pro 100w
 
HA7VK   Contact Moderator
My power is 1050W output to the 2 element MOXXON located 15m high. The propagation was so poor.
Sometime shortly opened to SA, but only one QSO to NA. Many spots of US and Canada, but I not listen
the stations.73! Sanyi
 
HP1RIS   Contact Moderator
SD
 
HP8RAL   Contact Moderator
First time in ARRL contest in my 25 years or ham radio, thanks for the opportunity
 
I2RBR   Contact Moderator
Sorry for few (one) QSO.Hope next year.Working condition: KWD TS430s
at less than 100W plus inverted V and tuner.73 and take care.
 
IZ5IMD   Contact Moderator
ciao to all, good contest and good health
 
JA0DVE   Contact Moderator
Don't contact USA & VE station,this time.
 
JA0JHQ   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JA1CHY   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JA1CRJ   Contact Moderator
I felt that the condition of 10m was rising a littel.
 
JA1RRA   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JA2HYD   Contact Moderator
Tnx FB Contest !!
 
JA2MWV   Contact Moderator
ANT  14mH 4ELE
RIG  IC-741S    PWR < 5w
 
JA3AVO   Contact Moderator
SOSV
 
JA3JM   Contact Moderator
RIG:IC-706 50W   ANT:Vertical
 
JA3JND   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JA3RAZ   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JA3VOV   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JA7BEW   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JA7QVI   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JA7SUR/1   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JA8RWU   Contact Moderator
Wkd:9M6,BV,DU,JA,KH2,VK,VR2
Where BYs and YBs?  Only one JA. No Es opening.
Not good condx, maybe next time.
73's Akira, JA8RWU
 
JE1GZB   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JE1ILP   Contact Moderator
Using IC7300S with 5 W output ANT is LW.
 
JE3ECD   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JE3RMQ   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JE6KFN   Contact Moderator
Just only 2-QSO, but I enjoyed this contest!
 
JF1TEU   Contact Moderator
Unfortunately no signal come into my QTH from US.So I look forward to next year.
 
JF2FIU   Contact Moderator
Thank you all stations!
May the coronavirus disappear.
 
JF2RCF   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JF2RCX   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JF3KQA   Contact Moderator
Worked only 6 stations, I expect next year! See you on 10m band.
 
JG1RYQ   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JG1XIO   Contact Moderator
I really enjoyed the contest.
Thanks,
 
JG2REJ   Contact Moderator
Arigatoh!
 
JG2RFJ   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JG8TDZ   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JH0OXS   Contact Moderator
3.1. Single Operator (use of spotting networks is NOT PERMITTED):
3.1.1.3. CW only
3.1.1.3. CW only
 
JH1CML   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JH1HIC   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JH1TJH   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JH3DMQ   Contact Moderator
OATH : I swer using QRP5W Out
RIG : IC-7300M ANT : 19mh DP
 
JH4FUF   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
see you next year !!
 
JH4PUS   Contact Moderator
Thank you for the wonderful contest!
Thanks to the organizers for the wonderful contest, which every year is a
 
JH6IAG   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JH6QIL   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JH7UJU   Contact Moderator
FT-817ND, 5watts. Yagi
 
JH7XGN   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JI1NZA/1   Contact Moderator
Condition of 10m was OK. I enjoyed the contest.
 
JI4WHS   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JJ1IVX   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JJ1LBJ   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JJ1WRU   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JJ1XAS   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JJ3JHP   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JK1AKP   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JK1LSE   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed it enough.
 
JK1TCV   Contact Moderator
I used power less than 5W
 
JL1AHE   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JL1JJD   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed it very much.
Thanks a lot for your effort.
 
JL1NIE   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JM2LEI   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
Bad propagation.
 
JM8LND   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JN1CAK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
JO1WIZ   Contact Moderator
IC-7300M (50 Watts)
Loaded DP
 
JP1GUW   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed contest
 
JP3MFV   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JQ1UXN   Contact Moderator
It's not good codition.
 
JR1AKD   Contact Moderator
Enjoy the contest
 
JR1BFZ/2   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JR1LEV   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
FTDX-3000D/DP
 
JR1MEG/1   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JR1QBA   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JR2ALA   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JR2EKD   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest by QRP.
 
JR3GPP   Contact Moderator
Thank you for listening to my weak signal !!
 
JR3RIU   Contact Moderator
Thank you for QSO.
IC-7600 KPA500
 
JR7ASO   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JS1BXH   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JS1NDM   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest.
 
JS2PHO   Contact Moderator
Tnx
 
K0BWQ   Contact Moderator
40M Dipole in my Attic and FT-857 100W
 
K0JJM   Contact Moderator
Hard to believe that in my first 10 meter contest 20 years ago (25 watts and a dipole) I got almost
300 contacts!
 
K0KEX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
K0RJK   Contact Moderator
First contest in years and the very first time I did the 10 Meter
Contest. It was a challenge on QRP, but fun. First time I used cw in
a long time and my fist was rusty, so I reverted to my trusty
programmable keyer later in the contest. I would do this contest
again.
 
K0UK   Contact Moderator
THIS WAS A BAD WEEKEND FOR CONTESTING. LOT(LACK OF TIME)  GOT THE BEST OF ME. THANKS TO W0ETT KEN
FOR PUSHING ME ALONG. HEARD K0RF AND W0ZA BUT NO LUCK. MAYBE BETTER CONDITIONS NEXT YEAR.
 
K0VH   Contact Moderator
Busy in 2018, only 10 Qs 2019. The 12--13-20 Sun morning eskip was fun!
 
K1DAT   Contact Moderator
Using an R4 vertical, thing I would of heard/worked better with a dipole!
 
K1LOK   Contact Moderator
My first time ever on 10 meters. Thanks for the QSOs.
 
K1MTD   Contact Moderator
It was a fun, busy weekend on 10 meters. I was so surprised to be
making contacts after midnight on the first day! There was even some
meteor scatter on Sunday. Hoping to see more activity on this fun
band.
 
K1PDY   Contact Moderator
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K1WHS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
What started out as planning for a serious effort, got relegated to just being happy that I was able
to get to the shack and turn on some gear! The weather was a big problem. Heavy wet snow that
promptly froze like concrete was the culprit. I lost power and had all sorts of damage around the
house. I missed the start on Friday evening. I was too exhausted to walk up to the shack in the
dark. It is about 1/2 mile through the woods. The road to my shack was blocked from downed trees. I
finally was able to walk up to the shack on Saturday with my trusty backpack hauling my logging
computer and assorted accessories. I had a blast tuning around and working stations on ten meters.
There was some double hop Es propagation on both Saturday and Sunday. South America seemed to be
coming through all the time during the day. No exceptional DX worked, but I was just happy to get on
the air and have fun.
 
K1ZE   Contact Moderator
Great to hear 10M open!
 
K2EKM   Contact Moderator
variable conditions. had planned to do a little qrp ssb, but my mike malfuntioned, so stayed with
cw.  best time seemed to be in evening on Friday.
 
K2PHD   Contact Moderator
QRP 5 watts simple end fed antenna.
 
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 did Multi-Op HP in the 2020 ARRL 10 M test. Our goal was to
beat our 2018 claim, best one in the sunspot-poor years since
2015. It was fun to do that with 2X as many Qs, 1.6X as many
mults, and 3X the score. SFI of 82 vs 72 in 2018 helped; we saw
a yeasty mix of F layer, sporadic-E, and a few meteors. As has
done well before, we took ~40 min. turns at start for each mode
and op. CW was good; in 2 turns N3UM got 70 Qs and 21 mults, FL
to CO plus PY. SSB was slow; in his 1st turn W3GB got 9 Qs and 6
mults, IL to TX plus PY. At 02Z N3UM quit to sleep and come back
early AM. W3GB took his 2nd turn, hoping it was better than the
first. It was! SSB rates went up in each of 3 hrs, and by 05Z he
got 105 more Qs, 71 in a 1-hr. run, and 24 mults, out to XE and
CO. He got us to 188 Qs and 52 mults at 0511Z QRT. Sat. AM, N3UM
got 54 CW Qs in 2.1 hr. after 1418Z. W3GB then got 53 SSB Qs in
1.7 hr. Each got some SA cty mults. N3UM had a good 2-hr turn
with 47 Qs 1848-2045Z, many PYs and LUs. Then the band died; we
tried off and on till 0130Z and got 25 LOS Qs, 1 FL, & no mults!
Sun. was much better, with far St/Pv mults. N3UM 1420-1540Z got
26 CW Qs and 10 mults, 4 in W1 plus NE, SD, MT, QC, NS, and SK.
W3GB 1550-1830Z got 45 SSB Qs, 30 running, with AZ and CA, and 7
CW Qs with KS and NV. N3UM 1835-2055Z got 61 CW Qs, 16 in CA,
plus BC, WA, OR, ID, and UT mults. SFI of 82 got us 215 SSB Qs,
ZS, and V5, but no EUs vs 5 on CW, and 44 total mults vs 70 CW.
Will SFI of ~110 close those gaps, and offset 2 vs 4 pts/QSO?
 
K3TW   Contact Moderator
"The sporadic-E band opening on Friday night was the best I've ever heard on 10 Meters!"
 
K3UK   Contact Moderator
Using an Icom 705 set to 5 watts , was fun!
 
K4CGY   Contact Moderator
Great contest but conditions could have been better.
 
K4EMF   Contact Moderator
Third contest I’ve participated in, more for adding QSO’s to the log and providing fresh meat to
the real contesters than any effort at being competitive.
 
K4FOY   Contact Moderator
Nice to hear some DX this year.
 
K4PQC   Contact Moderator
Great weather and a quiet band... sometimes too quiet.
 
K4QD   Contact Moderator
Things started out great until the band went in and out.  Enjoyed
checking out a new to me used amp.  Station IC-7300, SPE Expert
1K-FA amp, HF-5B at 25 ft.
 
K5JM   Contact Moderator
first time operating this contest, had great fun on mixed mode!
 
K5LH   Contact Moderator
Eric_Rust@baylor.edu
 
K5OF   Contact Moderator
Great Time! Had a Blast!
 
K5OMC   Contact Moderator
Glad Digital was not a mode
 
K5XU   Contact Moderator
Friday night was great, and then things went down hill.
 
K5ZD   Contact Moderator
Seemed like there was always more activity on CW
thank on SSB!  Fun to have the e-skip each day.
 
K6ARK   Contact Moderator
Operated portable from a SOTA summit with a 4 element wire yagi and
IC-7300. Video here: https://youtu.be/cFHHdzRgd7U
 
K6CSL   Contact Moderator
Started out great on Friday, not so good on Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully it will get better as
Cycle 25 grows.
 
K6EI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Welcome to Solar Cycle 25! Doing this contest near the bottom of the solar cycle didn’t seem like
enough of a challenge, so I ran QRP and had a real hoot with plenty of domestic and South American
contacts.  In addition, late evening QSOs up and down the West Coast via meteor scatter thanks to
the Gemini meteor shower were particularly fun.
 
K6NR   Contact Moderator
Wonderful to have 10 meters open so much during this
contest weekend.  Friday evening was a great surprise
with the band open until 10pm or later here.  It was open
again most of Saturday daytime.  It was open Sunday
morning - I didn't get on until 1800.  I took a pause for
breakfast and got back on at 1920; I worked about
90 stations over the next 50 minutes.  It was a pipe line
to New England, Ontario, and those parts.  Very strong
signals.  Then it just died about 2015.  I worked a
handful of stations the rest of the day.

At any rate, thanks for the QSOs everyone.

Dana

Station: k3, kpa1500 - 1200 watts or so - to a 5 element
yagi up 48'.
 
K6TOI   Contact Moderator
My very first contest
 
K6WK   Contact Moderator
Contacting Mexico and Uruguay and Argentina made this contest special.  My antenna is a wire with
problems. So...hearing to the south of my location in Redding CA is not usual.  I had a good time in
this contest; I am speaking as a pretty new ham.  73, Michael. K6WK
 
K6ZH   Contact Moderator
It was nice to have *something* to work on 10 meters after a number of "dry" years.  The only real
"rush" was on Friday night when the band was open from here in CA to the Midwest and East Coast
until after 0500Z!!  Not so on Saturday, evening.  I just sort of got on when I felt like it, did
other stuff when I didn't.  But it was nice to hear that many CW signals on 10m!
 
K7GA   Contact Moderator
Friday evening good, Sat and part of Sun a LOT of listening to nothing.
 
K7JOE   Contact Moderator
Nice to work some new hams on 10M.   Nice opening on Friday night, surprised given the flux had
fallen from 100+ down to 82 the prior week.  Always a favorite contest.   Little if any Mexico on
air in this one...why bother with the Mexico states as mults?  Time for change.
 
K7SYS   Contact Moderator
Great fun - Sunday not so hot in the afternoon.  Operated remote into Georgia from Idaho QTH - moved
and no HF antenna in 7-land.  Pretty interesting what new technology can do.
 
K7XC   Contact Moderator
Love this contest! Took down the 3ele 20M Monobander in Summer &
installed a 3ele Fritzel Beam FB-33 Tribander that I was given 3
yrs ago. Took a full year to refurbish it then it sat waiting for
cycle 25 to appear. Got it up in time for the Sept 2020 CQ WW DX
RTTY contest, and have not been disappointed!. It performs very
well on all 3 bands making 15 and 10 come alive! Friday the
contest had 4 hours of varying Es which seemed to offer no new Qs
by 0400Z. Up at 0800AM Sat to find the band moderately open to
the Midwest, SA, & the Pacific. Up at 630AM Sunday to be greeted
by a by a opening that grew slowly until 9:04AM when the lid was
blown off the band. It stayed open all day growing louder with
rates on CW well into the 100'S at times. With 2 hrs left the
opening slowly dropped in strength until the final 30 minutes
when it had shifted to the close in states allowing me to work
some new mults just before the bell. All in all a great way to
spend the weekend. All with 100W into the tribander at 43ft. 73s
from Nevada!
 
K8HSY   Contact Moderator
It was great to see 10m open and interesting to work the "meteor scatter."
 
K8LF   Contact Moderator
You really had to watch for the band openings.  I am sure I
missed some of the band openings, however I was surprised at how
much the 10M band did open even at night!
 
K9CHP   Contact Moderator
20 QSOs on Friday, nothing heard the rest of the contest. in 2009, I had only 2 QSOs but got 1st
place in my section, Western New York. Submit your entry, you never know...
 
K9EMF   Contact Moderator
CHKLOG
 
K9KE   Contact Moderator
Society of Midwest Contesters
 
K9KMD   Contact Moderator
Hope I win
 
K9QC   Contact Moderator
Fun to be back on the air after 7 years.
much a work in progress, just used an R8 barefoot.
was a lot better than expected, I hopped on late just to check
and it was very good.
to make sure my antenna was still connected.
back to fun 10 meter action. When it opened, whew it was loud.
QSB was severe.
 
K9RAF   Contact Moderator
Enjoyed the contest for the first time.  Look forward to the next one I can participate in. 10M at
times challenging, during my participation times most contacts were in SA and NA.
 
K9UC   Contact Moderator
Finally!  A recent 10 meter contest with real openings. Never heard the west coast, but lots of Q's
to the east and south from Wisconsin.  Plenty of fun.
 
KA0PQW   Contact Moderator
fun contest. Thalnks 73 Matt ka0pqw
 
KA0REN   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed 10 meters !  Didn't have a lot of time , but it was fun .
 
KA4RUR   Contact Moderator
radio icom 703+ antenna Comet Ch250BZ
 
KA8SBI   Contact Moderator
It was a strugle due to the antenna work I failed to do
 
KB2DSR   Contact Moderator
Terrible reception but could be QRM and not QRN. Used RadioShack
HTX-10.
 
KB6OJE   Contact Moderator
Very high noise level at QTH.
 
KB7QFE   Contact Moderator
PROPAGATION A LITTLE BETTER THIS YEAR THAN LAST, MAYBE BETTER YET NEXT YEAR. STILL A LOT OF FUN AND
KNOB SPINNING. SEE YA ALL NEXT YEAR
 
KB8TYJ   Contact Moderator
It was good to see 10 meters open again.  The E-skip opening late Friday evening was amazing!
 
KB9YOJ   Contact Moderator
Comments:

Low op time and band was closed down for me a lot.  Had better conditions during
the morning hours on Sat/Sun before 12 noon.  Heard some DX stations (South
America and West Africa) but just couldn't cut through the big signals that were
at sea level.  East Coast USA was good for mults today and got my points up.

Used the ZS6BKW antenna tuned to 10M at 60 Feet 100 watts.  I will have
something directional for next time.

Matt
KB9YOJ
 
KC1BB   Contact Moderator
My first 10m contest in 2015 I scored 11k with a Kenwood TS-430S
and a 10m dipole.  This year, I scored 37.5k.  The big difference
is due to station upgrades including a Flex 6300 and a home brew
4 element 10m Yagi.
couldn't have reached this level without the generous help of
AA7A, WO7R, KY7M, KC7V, N7IR  and a host of others who donated
time, education and material to my effort.
radio is a community effort.
 
KC2UES   Contact Moderator
Once contact made using 5w; rest with 30w. All with indoor 10m end-fed
antenna strung up in family room.
 
KC4LZN   Contact Moderator
First day was booming into Florida. Second day, not so hot. Still, a thrill to work some stations,
loving the low to no static to fight with and get the really hard ones to hear below S1. Always a
thrill.
 
KC8ECK   Contact Moderator
MY FIRST CONTEST!  THANKS!
 
KC8ZKI   Contact Moderator
A great 10M opening allowed for a really good time on Friday
night!    I am very gratefull for that.  73's John
 
KC9LA   Contact Moderator
Band opened before sunrise both Saturday & Sunday.
 
KD2KUB   Contact Moderator
IC-705 / FT-818 - 128' Random Wire
 
KD4MCM   Contact Moderator
10 m kind of cool Saturday. Dead on Sunday.
 
KD5UVV   Contact Moderator
Good conditions Friday, poor Saturday, a little better Sunday. Station setup was Yaesu FT-2000 with
wire antenna up at '40 Thanks to all for the contacts. 73
 
KD6WKY   Contact Moderator
More stations on the air than I thought there would be.
 
KD8TNF   Contact Moderator
TU ES 73
 
KD9GY   Contact Moderator
Very part-time effort.  Guess I missed when the band was open!
 
KD9MWM   Contact Moderator
First Contest!
 
KE0CZQ   Contact Moderator
Thanks for all you do.
 
KE0TT   Contact Moderator
Elecraft K3/10 at 5 watts to various wire antennas.  Enjoyed the contest, thanks for the Q's.  C U
next time, 73, Dan  ke0tt
 
KE0WPA   Contact Moderator
This was my first 10 Meter Contest and I really had fun!
 
KE5LQ   Contact Moderator
2020 ARRL 10M CONTEST
 
KE8AE   Contact Moderator
Unexpected fun!
 
KE8OWX   Contact Moderator
QSO: 28033 CW 2020-12-13 0156 KE8OWX        599 OH     K8CX          599 OH Possible forced QSO

QSO: 28471 PH 2020-12-13 1929 KE8OWX        59  OH     W6YX          59  CA Possible miss log, could
have been W6YE
 
KF3G   Contact Moderator
Operated from FM29jw

Total Contacts: 66
Unique Multipliers: 24
(66 Contacts x 4 Points/Contact) x 24 = 6336 Total Points

Thank you for the 2020 ARRL 10m Contest.
 
KF6NMA   Contact Moderator
This was our first ARRL contest (besides Field Day). We had a great time and learned a great deal.
 
KG2E   Contact Moderator
Enjoyed the relaxed pace and goodwill of the contest's participants.  Excellent conditions here in
Kentucky
 
KG5RXG   Contact Moderator
First lic Feb 17
 
KG9Z   Contact Moderator
No big band openings but some good activity.
 
KJ4UNX   Contact Moderator
i really enjoyed this years 10m contest. The band was great Friday night till around midnight here.
Saturday morning I had a pipeline to Florida for a few minutes til the band dropped out. I had a
great time and worked a couple new states. 

73's kj4unx
 
KJ7IEF   Contact Moderator
First contest! Thanks! I had fun!
 
KJ9C   Contact Moderator
STUCK IN INDIANA, RUNNING FROM THE REMOTE STN. ROUGH COPY UNTIL Iki6
REALIZED THAT I WAS RECEIVING ON A 160 METER BEVERAGE,,, BUT THAT
WASN'T UNTIL SUNDAY MORNING... SORRY IF YOU CALLED ME WHILE I WAS
"RUNNING" DEAF... DOH!  THIS IS A CW ONLY LOG. ONE SSB QSO WAS A COURTESY
 
KK0U   Contact Moderator
Conditions *way better* than last year!  Friday night was a real gas,
and between 1255 and 1555 Z Saturday, I worked every call area --
*in FL*.  Who knew so many call area numbers were down there?
 
KK9H   Contact Moderator
I don’t participate in many contests, but I always find the annual 10 Meter Contest to be a fun
one to operate. Living in the Black Hole of 9-Land always makes it challenging as do the whims of
the 10 meter propagation gods, but it’s still one of my favorite bands. Friday night the contest
opened with a bang. The CW section was loaded with signals, in fact, throughout the contest I was
amazed how many more stations were running CW than phone. Saturday the band was pretty dead, but
Sunday morning and early afternoon it opened up again only to die out in the mid-afternoon. I could
only participate for several hours throughout the weekend, but I enjoyed the time I had.
 
KM8AM   Contact Moderator
Well, that was interesting.  Looking forward to 2021 in many
ways.
conditions.
 
KN4FRG   Contact Moderator
IC-7300 w/G5rv
 
KN4MIV   Contact Moderator
Rookie
 
KO4DN   Contact Moderator
Had a great time!
 
KO4EOD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
First contest log, so only sought a few contacts as a practice run.
Icom 705, 10w, EFHW wire antenna up on telescoping masts.
Looking forward to next contest and a more extensive log entry.
73s
KO4EOD!
Dave
Florida
 
KO4OL   Contact Moderator
Sure was nice to have ten meters open for the test.
 
KR2Q   Contact Moderator
I sat down at the rig at the start of the context, expecting to make maybe a dozen Q's or so.  WOW! 
I didn't get out the chair for 5 hours (midnight my time) and had about 450 Qs in the log.  FUN!
 
KS4GW   Contact Moderator
It started out ok using my old HTX 100 on Sat.  But Sun. was a bust.
Thats the way it goes with this propagation. 73"s Harold
 
KS7T   Contact Moderator
Wow snow storm qrn an qsb made cpy ruff all I cud hr
On east coast was a few Fl Ga and Al stns but lots of SA
 
KT0K   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Better than last year's contest, but still no Europe or Asia here in Nebraska. Remarkably different
propagation each day to different regions, but still broke the 1000 QSO goal working low power mixed
mode. More Nebraska stations on this year, so most ops should be happy to get our multiplier.
Looking forward to more excitement over the next few years as conditions improve. Still my favorite
contest!
Icom IC-7610, Optibeam OB16-3, N1MM Logger, Begali Signature paddles.
 
KT5X   Contact Moderator
The aurora propagation Friday night was an unexpected delight! - KT5X
 
KV4ZY   Contact Moderator
Casual operating just for fun.
 
KV8Q   Contact Moderator
Had lots of fun watching the excitement on my wife's face,
KC8LYF, as she made a few SSB Q's as part of our multi-op, low
power, indoor antenna station.  Well worth it.  Wish we would
have caught it when the band was open.  Next year?  Thanks - 73
tom    Rig = TenTec Eagle @ 100 Watts    Antenna = Mag Loop (40
thru 15) and an Isotron-80 in attic 12' above garage floor and an
indoor 10 meter dipole.
 
KX1G   Contact Moderator
Not my best 10m contest, but good to be back at it after missing last year's test. Band condx from
the 1-call area (New england) were trying. Did not hear ANYONE from the west coast, Asia/Pacific, or
Europe. Nada. None. So I dug my heels in and scratched out a meager 301 contacts. 

On observation worth passing on....  I worked the contest at LOW POWER for the first time. Took
advantage of the power increase to 150 watts. With hex beams I think it was pretty good. If condx do
continue to get better (and they should) I will continue doing low power.
 
KX6A   Contact Moderator
Some search and pounce fun during openings.
 
LT7D   Contact Moderator
Gud condx r slowly coming back. Gud run with W, very short
opening with southern EU, some JA on Friday night local. Vy much
fun. 73.
 
LU2DX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Great moments with friends at LosProfes station, as every year for this contest.

Many thanks to all of you for QSOs.
Pile-ups with North America were fluid on Saturday.
Europe and Japan were tough for us both days.

Congratulations to other teams, that did it great: PY2YU LR1E PX2A NX5M NV9L

Special mention to single ops LU5FC and LU5WW(@LU8DPM), for awesome performance.

See you in next year´s edition.

LU2DX LW7DX LW8DQ (AKA "LosProfes")

Icom IC-7610
Heathkit SB-220 800W
4 el. monoband
6 el. tribander
 
LU6UO   Contact Moderator
CONDX. GOOD SATURDAY
CONDX. BAD SUNDAY
 
LU8MHL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Excelent contest, good propagation all the day. I hope a new one the next year. Thanks!
 
LW1D   Contact Moderator
LW1EUD
 
LW5HR   Contact Moderator
Working conditions TS-590, Tri-band antenna, and around 600W in CW can't get more from my old amp. 
It was nice to see a lot of stations in 10 meters even though conditions were not the best and most
of the signals I could hear were very low. 
Thanks all for the QSO's, 
73 - LW5HR
 
LZ1IA   Contact Moderator
Very bad condx for my  low power and bad antenna.
 
M0HAO   Contact Moderator
I built a two element quad during week days for this contest.
Unfortunatelly, propagation was really bad. I don´t remember to
see propagation that bad.

Operating setup:
Yaesu FT Dx-101D
Acom 2000A
2 element Cubical Quad
 
M0MQV   Contact Moderator
Please treat my entry as a checklog.  Conditions were SO bad I gave up, but thought the one station
I did work might benefit from a QSL.
 
M0XLT   Contact Moderator
There was very little propagation around until Sunday afternoon when
some Es appeared which allowed a few QSO's to be made.
I was using an IC 706 MKII 100W to an 66ft End-Fed wire which is 16ft
agl.
It was great to take part.
 
M0YRX   Contact Moderator
Portable with 5/8w vertical and 250w
 
MM2N   Contact Moderator
Very poor Saturday with no US heard. Sunday a bit better but far from
good conditions although a bit better with 6 US states worked.
 
N0DL   Contact Moderator
It was great while the band was open, too quiet when it wasn't.  (I know, welcome to 10m).
 
N0JK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
All contacts "hand made" hand key, paper log. Es great !
Antenna old Radio Shack CB whip on a Weber BBQ grill. SWR about 1.8 - 1 as is. QRP @ 5 watts.

Planned to get on just to make a couple of contacts to help out and send in a log. But Friday eve Es
was awesome. Saturday morning made an effort to give Stan, K5GO (ZF5T) a Q. Was successful.  Stan,
KF0M and I have operated
VHF contests multi-op back in the 80's. 
Sunday was great with Es to W1, W2, W3, W4, W8, W9, and WØ along with VE3. No F2. A few TEP
contacts to CX and LU.
 
N0KM   Contact Moderator
Ant 1/4 wave vertical.  500W SSB,  10W CW
 
N0SS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Lots of fun with dipole on the deck!  Missed the Friday Evening opening, but Got Sweden and
Argentina.
 
N1AIA   Contact Moderator
Fascinating band conditions.
 
N1FTP   Contact Moderator
Friday evening and Sunday morning were the best times.
 
N1GNX   Contact Moderator
first contest had a great time
 
N1NN   Contact Moderator
14TH ARRL 10M CONTEST
 
N1SFE   Contact Moderator
My First 10 Meter contest, and my first 10 Meter QSOs ever!  Set up a temporary 10 Meter dipole
between a tree and a basketball hoop at my new QTH- I recently moved over the summer and do not have
any antennas up yet.  

Conditions were reasonably good on the East coast Friday night- made 30 contacts during the first 2
and a half hours of the contest on SSB.  Saturday evening, no such luck, band seemed dead here.  As
conditions improved on Sunday morning, i was able to make about 20 more contacts.

Operated using an Icom IC-7000 running on a Bioenno Power 20 ah battery.
 
N2KW   Contact Moderator
Thanks to Dave, K1TTT, for the use of his fine station!
operation was 100% via Internet remote!
MA! (Social distancing?)
 
N2LDV   Contact Moderator
Wish 10 Meters was better!!!!!
 
N2PEZ   Contact Moderator
Had fun replying to fast CW CQs with my straight key. It was nice to
see the band active Friday night.
 
N3AWS   Contact Moderator
First time back on the air since 2012.
 
N3BB   Contact Moderator
The first part was blast, and things tended down until the second dawas a grind.
 
N3EG   Contact Moderator
This sure turned into a CW contest quickly...never heard more than 2 stations at any time on SSB.
 
N3FAA   Contact Moderator
Well that was embarrassing.  No propagation at my QTH. :(
 
N3FP   Contact Moderator
Great opening Friday night, zilch after that.
 
N3RN   Contact Moderator
100 WATTS TO A ZS6BKW AY 40 FEET. I'M HAPPY WITH MY RESULT.
 
N4BP   Contact Moderator
2020 ARRL 10M Contest
 
N4DLA   Contact Moderator
Equipment:  President Lincoln II+v3 10m transceiver with 35 watts
output into a 10m dipole ten feet up in a tree.
 
N4EFS   Contact Moderator
Ck Log Only
 
N4JKO   Contact Moderator
Had a blast for my first contest! There should be more contests for SSB held more often! Monthly
sounds awesome!
 
N4NTO   Contact Moderator
Enjoyed a nice, small effort!
CDX OK, but not great. Not a huge score,
but great fun! Antennas notthe best,
but cdx not the best either!
 
N4YHC   Contact Moderator
It was great to do another 10M contest.  We need some normalcy right now and this helped.
 
N5VU   Contact Moderator
Ten was its normal narcoleptic self for this part of the solar cycle. Wall-to-wall signals and then
nothing.  In fact, I worked quite a few stations that didn't even move the S-meter. Marcel Livesay
N5VU
 
N6AN   Contact Moderator
Portable on Flint Peak, DM04vd.
 
N6HI   Contact Moderator
Ran QRP, 5W. Mostly CW, in and out of the shack.
Great opening Friday, worked stations until 1130pm local.
Have heard a LOT more DX in some past 10m contests, but
at least there were stations to work, but Sunday was "slow".
Thanks to all for your patience and the QSOs.
GO ARIZONA OUTLAWS!  73, John N6HI.
 
N6KN   Contact Moderator
Sounded like a VHF contest!  Fun!
 
N6RVI   Contact Moderator
It is a good indication that the upper bands will open up soon
with the incoming new Solar Cycle. 30 states so far with Alaska
showed last. I had my Hexbeam directed in long path.
 
N6SPP   Contact Moderator
GOOD PATHS ON BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TO THE E.COAST AND
S.AMERICA.. 100 WATTS AND A WINDOM..HI
 
N6TV   Contact Moderator
Using Elecraft K4D.  Surprised by nighttime E-skip opening Friday
night.
 
N6VOH   Contact Moderator
Glad to hear activity on 10 meters. Had fun with a very simple station (IC 7300, 90 watts, homebrew
delta loop up 25ft.)
 
N6ZE   Contact Moderator
Limited operating time available, but did get on. Heard TG9 & XE2
just
after contest began, but worked none.
 
N7EPD   Contact Moderator
Welcome cycle 25!!!  Not quite as good as the CQWW CW 2 weeks ago
but a marked improvement over the last 2 years of solar doldrums.
Should be really fun next December!  Too many dupes from local
stations.
 
N7LR   Contact Moderator
Logchecker: After having to reinstall Windows after a crashed update, I
neglected to set the time zone to MST. The shack computer dual
boots linux, and linux set the clock correctly. At some point,
Windows time changed many UTC times forward 1 hour. I tried to
fix these, but I may not have found all of them. Please don't
give NILs to others because of this.
 
N7QR   Contact Moderator
IC706, Butternut HF6V gnd mounted vertical w/o radials
 
N7WLC   Contact Moderator
Propagation started very promising on Friday night.  Lots of
interesting DX contacts late into the evening.  But by Sunday
hardly anything on.
 
N7WY   Contact Moderator
K3S, KP1500, KT36XA, 12.8 hours, then started snowing
 
N8HKU   Contact Moderator
Not much SSB heard, but more than last year!
 
N8II   Contact Moderator
We were very lucky to have such intense and long lasting sporadic E this year, because the solar
flux in low 80's does not support much F2 propagation. The Friday evening Es was the most intense I
can ever remember in a 10M contest! Highlights were working VK4 at 0305Z Saturday and a EU opening
Sunday starting 1338Z with 7 QSO's into 5 countries. The west coast opening Sunday afternoon was
fun.
 
N8VWY   Contact Moderator
IC-7100, INVERTED L, VIBROPLEX SINGLE PADDLE. TU ALL GL 73.
 
N8VZ   Contact Moderator
Strange propx, a few openings, but mostly dead band.
SD is a good contest logger, like CT in DOS days.
 
N8XCC   Contact Moderator
First Solo Contest
 
N9HSK   Contact Moderator
First contest I have ever participated in. Probably not taking a top prize with just a handful of
contacts in the Tech portion, but good to key up and make my first 10m contacts (outside of a local
net) and try it out. It was great fun and gave me some motivation to keep pushing for my General!
 
N9OK   Contact Moderator
Missed Friday Night due to a family party. Sunday Morning was
pretty good and had some good periods Sunday AM, but the rest of
my limited time was not up to expectations.
 
N9TF   Contact Moderator
Nice to see 10m coming back out of hibernation! Nice E opening to
East coast and around to south west Friday night. Was receiving
SA stations strong Saturday, but the could not hear me through the
4s and 5s to my south. Looks like SFI is hanging around 100 now, so
cycle 25 is finally on the up swing! Hopefully cycle 25 is stronger
than 24. It would be nice to have some strong 6M prop to EU and other
parts of the globe. I was just a baby the last time that happened!
Sure would like to attack DXCC on 6M. 73 Gene, N9TF
 
NA4CW   Contact Moderator
5.5 hours checking out my new IC-705 on the TA-54-XLN-6 up 30 ft. Marvelous radio. Saturday was fun.
Sunday not so much since the band died.
 
NA5YO   Contact Moderator
Thank you to all the stations that made contact with me.  I enjoyed the contest and look forward to
better things next year.  

Be safe
73's
Doug//NA5YO
 
ND0C   Contact Moderator
Great Es Friday night and on Sunday.  My op time was limited, deferring to KE0WPA for use of the rig
in her first 10 M Contest.
 
NF7E   Contact Moderator
Tough contest from Arizona but I did better than I did last year! Hooray!
 
NH6YK   Contact Moderator
Quickly threw up a 10M vertical dipole fed with ladder line. Poor conditions overall, and as usual,
many stations were not aiming to Hawaii :-( Still, had fun with a tiny score :-) :-)
 
NI0K   Contact Moderator
My first 10M contest operation. I missed the opening Friday evening but I didn't miss the dead band
on Saturday! I had some good runs but it was pretty much a pipeline from Minnesota to KY, TN, NC and
GA. I think I worked half the hams in NC!
 
NN2T   Contact Moderator
Thank you!
 
NS6X   Contact Moderator
Had some combined fun - QRPARCI homebrew contest, POTA and 10 meter contest
 
NU0C   Contact Moderator
Better prop than last year
 
NY0V   Contact Moderator
With the Geminids meteor showers, the band sounded more like 6 meters! Signals would pop in and then
disappear in seconds. Friday night was the best time to be on. Most of the time I just kept the
antenna to the SE as it was too noisy to the north.
 
NZ7Q   Contact Moderator
Very interesting propagation.  Saturday morning SA was strong here but did not hear me.  Saturday
afternoon they all heard me.
Deep very rapid QSB.  From S9+ to S1 in split seconds.  Sunday was a very different day.  Never
heard EU either day.  Perhaps the cycle will continue to provide good stuff on 12 and 10 meters.
 
OA4ASD   Contact Moderator
Goodnight. I used the n1mm that includes the cluster and connected cat with my equipment. So I put
in my log "assisted". But when I filled out the form I put NO because I didn't understand the
question "At any time during the contest, did you use spotting assistance of any kind, or software
capable of simultaneously decoding multiple call signs?". How can I solve that? thanks.
 
OE3MCS   Contact Moderator
very difficult on 10m this year
TX/RX Kenwood TS890
Power 100W
 
OH2KW   Contact Moderator
Unfortenately 10m is in bad shape here in the north. But one hours rather good pile-up to Europe
anuway...
73 de Arto, OH2KW
 
OK1FKD   Contact Moderator
ELERAFT K2-5W, ant. LW 42m
 
OK1MGW   Contact Moderator
RIG HOME MADE 50 WATTS OUTPUT, ANT HB9CV
 
OK1OA   Contact Moderator
Sorry for very poor condition here in central EU
 
OK2BJK   Contact Moderator
Rig:FTDx-3000,Pwr.<100W, Ant.W3DZZ Inv.V, My AGE=87
 
OL1ADZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
OM2DT   Contact Moderator
ts590sg,lw
 
OM7AT   Contact Moderator
TNX, 73!
 
ON5WL   Contact Moderator
There was no propagation on saturday and only a little
bit on sunday. I searched the band and could work some
stations in CW.
I hope for better condx next year.
73 Leon ON5WL
 
PA0JNH   Contact Moderator
Bad propagation.
Noting worked outside Europe.
I hope for better conditions next year

Jan Hoek - PA0JNH
 
PA2REH   Contact Moderator
Was fun. Conditions had 6m charcteristics. Up and downs, short skip, lot of qsb. Vy strong and vy
weak signals. Exciting and surprising.
 
PA4WM   Contact Moderator
Strange and low propagation on 10m. Signals came and went faster then you could blink the eye.
Worked just a handfull EU station, but HS, FR and
K1 peaked through as well.
73, Martin PA4WM
 
PA5GU   Contact Moderator
Poor condx. Mainly EU stations found, only a few DX
 
PD5ISW   Contact Moderator
PWR: 25 W
ANT: 6-BANDS HEX-BEAM HOMEMADE AND HY-GAIN VERTICAL AV-640
 
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
My story on my weblog https://pe4bas.blogspot.com/2020/12/10m-arrl-contest-second-day.html
 
PJ4DX   Contact Moderator
A part-time entry to introduce my wife Eva, PJ4EVA, to the joys
of contesting. This was her first-ever contest. Eva holds a
Bonaire 'N' class licence and, when using her own callsign, is
restricted to 25W on 40, 20 and 10m only. She is mainly active
using FT8 on these bands. Thanks for the QSOs and 73 from
Bonaire, Steve, PJ4DX
 
PT7ZT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Very Bad Propagation, HNY, 73 MOR, PT7ZT
 
PU2NBI   Contact Moderator
599 DX GROUP
 
PU2RDB   Contact Moderator
SOROCABA DX GROUP
 
PU4MMZ   Contact Moderator
It was my first participation in the contest 10meter promoted by ARRL, which I am an associate
member.

I would like to suggest mechanisms for registering my DX group in Brazil called FALCONS DX GROUP
(http://falconsdx.com/) on the official ARRL list.

Another suggestion would be to publicize and make public notices available in other languages; I
believe that in addition to facilitating the reading of the notice by the various radio amateurs
around the world in their vernacular languages; it will certainly attract even more participants.


Without further ado, I thank you for your attention; presenting you my wishes for peace and
prosperity.


73s


ROMULO DE OLIVEIRA MARTINS (PU4MMZ)
Email: pu4mmz@gmail.com
 
PU5DEH   Contact Moderator
Falcons Dx Group
 
PU5NAO   Contact Moderator
ARRL10
 
PY1ZB   Contact Moderator
All difficulty was about dealing with massive QRM and listening to serial numbers. That should be OK
if the other end operator would reduce speed to meet beginners speed. But that did not always
happens. I usually work from 18 to 22 WPM, and some of them transmitted serial numbers above 30 WPM,
even at 40 WPM. That makes impossible to confirm (copy) a serial number, plus conjunction with heavy
QRM and QSB all the time. 73 de PY1ZB
 
PY2AXH   Contact Moderator
Tkanks Big 73 TU
 
PY2ERA   Contact Moderator
PU2WHT PU2XAD PY2YYZ
 
PY2MIG   Contact Moderator
CDR GROUP
 
PY2UDB   Contact Moderator
Saturday reasonable propagation towards EU/Canada. Sunday HF
blackout, no DX possible.
 
PY3YD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
It was a great joy to participate in this Contest after several years and feel the adrenaline of a
low propagation.
My thanks to Albert PY3OZ for giving up Galpão Station and also for his hospitality.
 
PY4RP   Contact Moderator
RIO DX GROUP
 
RA4CL   Contact Moderator
TNX,73!
 
RT0O   Contact Moderator
73!
 
RV3DBK   Contact Moderator
TX 5Watts, ant - Magloop indoor
 
RW0UM   Contact Moderator
73!
 
RW3AI   Contact Moderator
Rig Xiegu G90 power 5 watts, ant :  Multiband vertical ECO
 
SN5R   Contact Moderator
10m is back :-)
 
SP9ADU   Contact Moderator
IC-735 pwr 75W output, ant vertical.
 
SP9PKR   Contact Moderator
Pwr 75W (IC-735 solo), ant Vertical
 
SQ9FMU   Contact Moderator
rig-IC746 ; pwr-100Wtts ; ant-GP
 
TA2TC   Contact Moderator
73
 
TA3ST   Contact Moderator
IC-7600, 7 EL 3 BAND HOME MADE YAGI (10,15,20)
 
TG9ANF   Contact Moderator
QSL Manager VE7BV
 
TI2CDA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Prior to the contest I build a 4 EL LFA Yagi and place a short 20'' high tower.
Really happy with the results despite very bad condx on this part of the world compared to SA. NA
Openings last about 3 hours the first morning and about 1 hour the 2nd morning.
 
TM10GFT   Contact Moderator
Band remained closed on saturday
 
UN4PD   Contact Moderator
un4pd@mail.kz
 
UN8PT   Contact Moderator
73!
 
UR5FIL   Contact Moderator
The first QSO - VK2IA and last accord - HC2AO (111). Unbelievable! First year after minimum. On low,
simple antenna, zigzag Kharchenko, 4 meters up, left after single 15 m CQ WW DX Contest CW...
Raining, no sun, after 20 QSO on the first day, it happend sudden burst on the next, when there was
little chance in the morning. Thank you for a great winter contest! 73, ur5fil
 
UR5ZTH   Contact Moderator
RADIO: KENWOOD TS-570 D, 100 W
ANTENNA: DIPOLE
 
US7IGN   Contact Moderator
ICOM 756pro3, Vertical
 
US8ZAL   Contact Moderator
Put your comments here.
Use multiple lines if needed.
 
UT0NB   Contact Moderator
TNX 73!
 
UY2IG   Contact Moderator
73!
 
V51WH   Contact Moderator
Really hard work due to changing condx. An good opening to the
East Coast on Saturday saved the contest for me.
 
VE1ZA   Contact Moderator
Poor conditions
 
VE2EZD   Contact Moderator
FT-950
 
VE2OWL   Contact Moderator
I had to work with a few hours of limited 10m openings at our high latitudes.

73, de ve2owl
 
VE3BK   Contact Moderator
Was on only for a short time but a fun time.
73 Rick VE3B
 
VE3CBK   Contact Moderator
I had a lot of fun.  Deep QSB and shifting propagation made it very
interesting and challenging.  Thank you to all the great ops who took
the time to copy my weak QRP signal.  Looking forward to next year.
73 Chris VE3CBK/QRP
 
VE3PN   Contact Moderator
Should have got up earlier on Sat, Sunday early morning had Eu!!!!
 
VE3TW   Contact Moderator
Just didn't have much time for this one.
 
VE3UTT   Contact Moderator
K3 / Optibeam - REMOTE
morning (local time) in 15 DXCC plus V5 and ZL.  Highest score in
6 years and 2nd highest since 2007.  Do we hope yet?
 
VE3YV   Contact Moderator
Got on for a few hours Sunday afternoon to give out some points.  Dismal conditions, local stations
on cw, a pipeline to AR, and then S9+ noise level later in the afternoon. Surpising as even during
the sunspot low in past contests could hear more.  Next year...
 
VE3ZY   Contact Moderator
Lots of activity. Didn't hear much from EU, only heard
one from AF. Special thanks to those who dropped in
late in the event to give us all "just one more"
 
VE5CPU   Contact Moderator
Pretty poor from SK.
 
VE5GC   Contact Moderator
Pretty good band opening on Sun.
 
VE6UM   Contact Moderator
Nice treat to see 10m opening up again. Even if it was barely
open. I miss this band.
 
VE7BGP   Contact Moderator
I had a lot of fun operating the 10 meter contest this year. The
band opened to South America. Radios used IC-756Pro., Vintage TT
Argosy 50 Watts and IC-735.
 
VE9VIC   Contact Moderator
100 watts, dipole, CW.thanks to all.
 
VK2BJ   Contact Moderator
Conditions fairly poor
 
VK2GR   Contact Moderator
Very good to see some 10m band activity. Signals were marginal to
North America and Europe, with many QSB through the noise floor.
Thanks to all who contacted me.
 
VK2IG   Contact Moderator
Same station as last year, consisting of TS-480HX at 100W output and two
"hourglass" antennas at 90 degrees to each other, beaming NE/SW (NA/AF),
and NW/SE (EU/SA). (All times are VK east coast.) Similar to last year,
in VK you had to be there on the Saturday during the enhanced conditions,
or you missed out! Didn't have much luck working USA this year - brief
opening on Sunday morning, but on Monday morning some VK stations with
or the Caribbean / SA. Heard KH6 on Sunday but they were beaming to the
Lower 48. Didn't hear KL7 at all. EU opened on Saturday evening, but
Sunday evening opening was very brief. Pleasantly surprised on Sunday
night when JD1 Ogasawara answered my CQ for my last QSO of the contest!
Thanks to the Contest Managers for running this contest, and thanks to
all those who answered my calls. See you all next year!
 
VK4TT   Contact Moderator
Used "SD" by EI5DI worked very FB
 
VK6WX   Contact Moderator
Part time effort. Great to make a few SSB QSOs.
Lots of home interruptions. Apologies to those affected.
Good to see the band becoming more active.
 
VK7BO   Contact Moderator
The first day 10m sounded like 40m! So many strong DX sigs. Condx went down until the end of the
contest but it was very enjoyable.

A simple extended double zepp for 10m worked very well. Rig: IC 7410/AL811H.

Looking forward to next year when I hope to be able to spend more time in the shack hi.

73

Alan VK7BO
 
VK7GN   Contact Moderator
Nice to hear a few signals on 10. Just my usual short time ahnding out Q's
 
VO2AC   Contact Moderator
I sent the wrong exchange (NL) for the first 6 QSOs.
My log shows what was sent.  Hopefully no one gets
penalized for my error, except for me.
 
W0BH   Contact Moderator
869 * (48CW+35PH) = 224,432 in 7:57
 
W0PWE   Contact Moderator
I stumbled across the contest Sunday morning and decided to jump in. The band was awesome. I was
operating at the 500mW level for all but a hand full contacts. Calling only stations with S9 or
better signals seemed to work. Power was increased to 5W on just a few QSOs when a fill was needed.
Operating a KX3 and dipole at 55ft.
 
W0ZW   Contact Moderator
Sure enjoyed all the CW activity on 10 m.  Good opening to SA on Saturday.  No EU or OC stations
heard!  Very surprised to work V5 (AF) with a very loud signal into New Mexico.  Otherwise no east
or west DX.  Look forward to better and better cndx over the next few years.
 
W1AST   Contact Moderator
I started at exactly 0000z Friday night and was disgusted with the lack of activity so I sat down
and watched TV with my wife for a few hours. I was about to got o sleep when I checked the bands and
they were hopping, so I stayed on and worked as much as I could. Saturday was a bust and Sunday
morning was a repeat of Friday night. I had a great time and lots of fun!
 
W1END   Contact Moderator
Rig was FTdx5000 and Butternut vertical.
Expected (hoped for) better propagation.  There's always next yeaar.
 
W1JCJ   Contact Moderator
10 meter propagation remains mysterious to me. Fun despite some tough sledding!
 
W1NN   Contact Moderator
Remote from Japan where this is a night-time contest for me.
 
W1PR   Contact Moderator
Friday night was a blast. Band opened so well that there was actual QRM! Unfortunately the good
condx faded for second day day and a half.
 
W1QC   Contact Moderator
IC7300, Mosley CL33 on roof
 
W1QK   Contact Moderator
Thank you for sponsoring the contest. Band was FB on Friday
evening. Thanks for the contacts. 73 - Dan, W1QK
 
W2AAB   Contact Moderator
Conditions much better than the past 2 years, heralding better times
ahead in Cycle 25. Friday night was great, Saturday not so great, and
Sunday a bit better than Saturday. No EU worked here, but lots of
South America. TNX to all for the contacts.
 
W2DLT   Contact Moderator
FRANKFORD RADIO CLUB
 
W2WF   Contact Moderator
Had fun in the contest.
 
W3FOX   Contact Moderator
This is the first time I participated in this contest. I only operated on
SSB. Conditions were very poor during many hours of the contest. However, t
he conditions were very good on Friday night. While working a stateside pil
eup, two stations from Australia called and were logged. No stations from E
urope our Asia were heard, but did log a few stations from Africa and a num
ber of stations from South America and and the Caribbean. I would like to t
ank one of the locals who was in the contest using the same transceiver who
helped save my voice by walking me through the procedures of doing a pre-r
ecorded CQ Contest message.  Which I had done this a long time ago.
Equipment: IC-7300, PW-1, and a K4KIO Hex Beam.
 
W4BSF   Contact Moderator
Great Year? Thanks to all the contacts!
 
W4KD   Contact Moderator
Had fun! Thank you, Merry Christmas es stay healthy
 
W4QNW   Contact Moderator
very short 5 hour openings from so.carolina. A little more
challenging with 100w and vertical BUT added a lot to my  WPX and
W.A.S.
 
W4SLT   Contact Moderator
Much better than last year !
 
W5DV   Contact Moderator
Many instances of rapid QSB where a station would fade completely while calling CQ.  Condx on Sunday
were very poor.
 
W5GAI   Contact Moderator
I usually do CW only QRP just for fun, but propagation was so bad and answers so few I moved up to
400W to make some more QSOs. Much of the time the propagation was like 6M E-skip with calls coming
in from one state or DX at a time with sigs in and out in fast QSB. Best DX was just after 00z Fri
nite was one ZL and one VK. After that it was mostly US, VE, SA. No EU, no Asia/Russia or Africa, 1
XE, only ZF5T in Caribbean. Hope the new solar cycle perks up the band next year.
 
W5MO   Contact Moderator
Checklog submission
 
W5MRL   Contact Moderator
10 meter log
 
W5SV   Contact Moderator
My first contest in a long time; entered as casual amusement.  Had a good time, was fun even though
I did poorly. Will be interesting to try different strategies.
 Contest: ARRL-10
  Call Sign: W5SV
   Category: Single Operator, Mixed Mode, High Power
   Operator: SINGLE-OP - Created from: Number of operators question (Answer: Only one)
   Assisted: NON-ASSISTED - Created from: Spotting assistance question (Answer: No)
       Mode: MIXED
      Power: HIGH - Created from: Highest power question (Answer: More than 150W)
       Band: 10M 
Transmitter: ONE 
   Location: STX
Station Grid: EM10ej
       Club: Central Texas DX and Contest Club - Created from club question
     E-mail: w5sv.dave@gmail.com
QSOs in Log: 65

Raw Score: 132 Qpts x 22 Mults = 2,904 - Note: The raw score, QSO points and mult totals are
estimates based solely on the individual log contents and are not used during subsequent log
checking. The estimate takes total operating time into account.
 
W5WGF   Contact Moderator
IC 7300 / 100W / EFHW
 
W5ZA   Contact Moderator
'Glad to see December Sporadic E prop running- lots of fun.
Too much Shopping left to do, unfortunately!
 
W6BS   Contact Moderator
The prop was still not good yet.  Still waiting on Sunspots for 2020.
 
W6GL   Contact Moderator
1/2 watt to low dipole.  Thanks go to these skilled ops who took time to pull out my weak signal!
 
W6IEE   Contact Moderator
The band skunked us!!
 
W7CJH   Contact Moderator
16:08 KN6KNE WAS AN AERONAUTICAL MOBILE OVER ARIZONA. I INCLUDED IT
AS
A CONTACT BUT DID NOT INCLUDE ITU 2 AS A MULTIPLIER.

MULTIPLIER: 17 STATES, 2 MEXICAN STATES, 1 DX COUNTRY (3 CONTACTS) =
20     20 X 45 QSOs = 900 

Oops! 45 QSOs X 2 = 90 90 X 20 = 1800 score

I can't retrieve the form to make the correction for the claimed score. HELP!
 
W7CXX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Friday night was HOT!  10 meters was wide open past 12 midnight local time to selected regions of
the U.S.. I was able to make 300+ Qs in short order.

Kept WA7LNW Reverse Beacon Network, CW Skimmer focused on 28 Mhz throughout the weekend to aid
everyone in determining band openings and signal coverage. Enjoyed watching the skimmer screen busy
one minute and blank the next.  Like someone was turning on and off the propagation switch. 

HF Remote, K3, KPA-500, HEX beam @ 65 ft. Station is located at the Collins
Aerospace, supersonic sled test facility on top of Hurricane Mesa in Utah at 5,300 ft. elevation.

73 Jack, WA7LNW
 
W7HU   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I have a very nice  time  working  the contest for 1 hour and  a couple of minutes  i was
livestreaming  at the time in my YouTube channel  hope to help the contest  with my log submissions
73 dx W7HU
 https://youtu.be/wb91O2Vuik0
 
W7XZ   Contact Moderator
Nice path to South America.  Looking forward to next year with sunspots.
 
W8RZ   Contact Moderator
Best conditions in several years. 10 meters is coming back.
 
W8UA   Contact Moderator
It was great to see 10 meters open again. QRP was a struggle with my attic dipole, but it was fun.
Looking forward to next year.
 
W9ARG   Contact Moderator
Had fun, worked for two days on antenna setup hahaha -- tnx
 
W9II   Contact Moderator
W9II@ARRL.NET -
 
W9KEY   Contact Moderator
My first ARRL 10 meter contest - very interesting!
 
WA2ALY   Contact Moderator
ICOM 7000, TEN TEC 238C, 160 METER INVERTED L, KLM KT 34A
 
WA2CNV   Contact Moderator
Where are the Sunspots??
 
WA4JUK   Contact Moderator
As always a great event a little frustrating at times. Used an IMAX 2000 vertical and it performed
well. WA4JUK
 
WA6URY   Contact Moderator
Operated remote from Tokyo, Japan
 
WA9PND   Contact Moderator
Had some good openings.  Lot's of fun!
 
WA9QXY   Contact Moderator
First time operating ARRL 10 Meter Contest, enjoyed it
 
WB2AMU   Contact Moderator
There was decent propagation conditions, particularly with two big
Sporadic-E openings - one at the beginning of the contest for five
hours and another four-hour opening on the second day.
 
WB2KHE   Contact Moderator
wish the band conditions were better during the limited time I had to
operate, but these 8 contacts were 8 more than last year's! many
thanks to these stations for their efforts; see you again next year!
 
WB4OQL   Contact Moderator
Had a pipeline to Mn. Last station heard on Sunday was MN! Ron WB4OQL
 
WB4ZUT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
WB8LZG   Contact Moderator
Running Holiday Style QRP 5 watts with FT817 solar power to mobile
whip.
 
WB8WUA   Contact Moderator
Had fun. I am glad to see that the 10 Meter band (and 15) have finally
opened;
it has certainly been long awaited. Quite a bit of CW activity heard.
I was fairly successful. - Their was a good signal path toward the TX
area from OH.
 
WD0FHK   Contact Moderator
SSB seemed like it got off to a slow start, and conditions seemed to favor CW.  11 years have passed
since I last operated the 10 meter contest, really glad to be back!
 
WD5DJW   Contact Moderator
The band was mostly quiet at my QTH.  But at noon central time a conduit opened to Ohio and
Michigan.  Then at 1 o'clock it suddenly died.  Still, much better than last year.
 
WH6A   Contact Moderator
WOULD HAVE CLAIMED A SCORE IF I HAD FOLLOWED SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN
AS /W4.  DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT SINCE HI ONLY COUNTS AS U.S. STATE NOT
SEPARATE ENTITY. PERHAPS CAN BE USED AS CHECK LOG?
 
WH6ZZ   Contact Moderator
Was PY5QW string 003 or 005?  I'm new at this.
 
WJ4VA   Contact Moderator
Not the best band conditions hihi
 
WO3X   Contact Moderator
It has been a while since I last operated in this contest. I am
interested to find out what entities that I contact.
 
WQ6X   Contact Moderator
This was another WQ6X operation from W7AYT's QTH in Concord.
This is the 1st year really that I got to put the 3-element
Long John yagi to good use.  Altho the SFI was NoT 100, even
at 80, things were not bad.  The Yaesu FT-1000mp performed
quite flawlessly on both CW and Ssb.
At other times, I was one of the remote operators to the
NX6T operation in Fallbrook.
LooK for a detailed write up at: http://WQ6X.Blogspot.com
 
WX8V   Contact Moderator
Dead most of saturday.
 
XE2I   Contact Moderator
Confirmation number is 21vbw9nk.arrl-10
Log received at: 2020-12-15 01:23:52 UTC

I inform that today I have participated for the first time, they are a novice.
I loved it.
Unfortunately in the process of uploading my information, the log was misconfigured, I noticed
changes in my data.
Just do 188 qso¨s 17 multipliers and total = 24,064.
I beg you earnestly, excuse me, next time I will no longer have problems in this case.
I regret what happened if they determine the resolution, I will accept my elimination, although it
was not voluntary.
I have honesty, I was an official of Mexico in the amateur radio area and I really like it as an
operator.
greetings and a big hug.


NOTA: MI TRABAJO FUE EN CW NO MIXTO.


JOSE FELIX NUÑEZ ENCISO
XE2I
 
XE2ML   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
It will always be a challenge to participate in this contest, this time the propagation did not help
but our spirit of competition was present
 
XE2SB   Contact Moderator
12/13 1940 lt7f 59 qro
 
YB1HBO   Contact Moderator
ARRL 10M CONTEST
 
YO2IS   Contact Moderator
IC-7300 90W, 41m sloping wire.73 Szigy.
 
YO4SI   Contact Moderator
RIG: KENWOOD TS-450SAT 100W; ANT: FD4
 
YY5RAB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
SOLAR POWERED STATION WITH 70A/H CAR BATTERY, KENWOOD TS-450S AND HOMEBREW 10M DELTA LOOP ANTENNA
WHITH 4:1 CURRENT BALUN. The solar panels were not well oriented due to the change of the sun in
winter and the battery was not 100% when the contest began, at around 6:20 pm I realized what had
happened I decided to look for a power source to continue In the contest, I used the source of an
old FT-One that I am repairing as a source for my TS-450S and I continued, later after dinner when I
returned to the station, the PC was damaged, I made several contacts and wrote them down on the
paper , on Sunday morning I was taking the files of the N1MM from the HDD in question and put it on
another PC to continue working on electronics. I had a great time, it is one of the first contest
that I take seriously, I need to look for multipliers and have the direct antenna installed but I
did very well with the recently manufactured delta loop thinking about field days. 73
 
ZD7BG   Contact Moderator
A very challenging contest due to poor band conditions.
Difficult to copy call signs and reports due to Qsb an
d pile ups. Look forward to participating again next ye
ar.
 
ZW5B   Contact Moderator
Has been a great pleasure to participate again on ARRL 10 meters
Thanks for being on my log
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Oms PY5EG