2018 CQ 160M Phone Contest Results
W1AN

2018 CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB

Call: W1AN
Operator(s): W1AN
Station: W1AN

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: CT
Operating Time (hrs): 10.5

Summary:
Total:  QSOs = 374  State/Prov = 42  Countries = 25  Total Score = 72,963

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Conditions were better on Friday night but had a late start. A slow slog later
the next night. I had my fingers crossed, but the big EU opening Saturday nite
did not happen for me. W1XX, W1CTN are in the log.

Station:
T-Vertical made from window/ladder line, ~16 radials on the ground.
Beverages to EU and JA. Another to EU that worked amazingly well to west and South.
K3 and AL1200
73, John W1AN

WPX RTTY This Weekend!
W1AN

We’re Setting up for a Multi-2 using the club call KE1S. Looks like it’s going to be a good weekend to be indoors and enjoying the activity. I’ve got the RBN set up and working and stations will be prepped to go at the start. Hope you can put some time in here or your home stations. Keep me posted on your plans, here or via email.
73, John W1AN

Results 2017 ARRL 160M Contest
W1AN

Guess I'll go ahead and post my results. Go ahead and add your scores here too.

2017 ARRL 160M Contest
Call: W1AN
Location: CT
Category: Single Op, HP Unassisted
Club: CTRI Contest Group
QSOs   Sections  Countries
--------------------------
824    70        28
Score: 178,596

I repaired my beverages after all the windstorms of the last few months. Large trees and limbs and wires were down everywhere in the lower woods with the RG6 coax broken and chewed by some small creatures with little teeth. I also added an unterminated ~200 foot beverage running East and West. This proved out to work great as I didn’t need to do as much switching between the others. Noise levels were fairly low except for some occasional man made noise. Possibly leaf blower motors or mowers? Missed several west coast sections and ND MB NT and PR. Mostly running, no assistance. Surprised to work S01WS. A total of 52 5 pointers are in the log. Did hear and work KE1J(VT), KS1J, W1XX, K3IU, W1CTN. Also several RI stations are in the log. Slept thru both sunrises so I gotta set the alarm next time.
Beat last years score by a little.

CQ WW SSB Coming Up this Weekend
W1AN

The 2017 CQ World-Wide DX Contest

SSB: October 28-29      CW: November 25-26

Starts 00:00:00 UTC Saturday    Ends 23:59:59 UTC Sunday

I. OBJECTIVE: For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many CQ zones and countries as possible.

II. BANDS: Six bands only: 1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz. Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged.

III. CONTEST EXCHANGE: SSB: RS report plus CQ Zone number of the station location (e.g., 59 05). CW: RST report plus CQ Zone (e.g., 599 05).

The station here in Ledyard CT will be open for operators. Two stations will be available. Please communicate your preferred times. Bring any special snacks, drinks and food items you may need.  toothbrush, meds, etc.  We will have the usual breakfast lunch and dinner items.

73, John W1AN

ARRL 160M Contest Results Post Here
W1AN

Contest: 2016 ARRL 160M Contest

Call: W1AN

Station:W1AN

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: USA
Location: CT

Summary:
Total: QSOs 806 Sections 73 Countries 24 Total Score 162,260

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Pretty noisy and congested at times. Lots of encroachers. Easily Worked KH6LC just after sunrise Sunday. Not a lot of EU activity, but had several 5pt callers from there.

73, John W1AN

CQ WW RTTY this Weekend. Operators Welcome!
W1AN

Nancy and I will host a Multi-2 Operation for the CQ WW RTTY contest this weekend. This is a work everyone contest, USA and DX stations. So we will be very busy! The packet cluster will be set up by Lars KE1J for displaying the most accurate station data from the remote beacon network, greatly improving efficiency. Operators are needed. You can post your plans here or email directly to w1an @ dxusa.net. Overnighters welcome!

73, John W1AN