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CQ WW 160M 2009 CW

CQ WW 160M CW 2009

CQ WW 160m CW was a very promising event this year as we stuck an the bottom of the solar cycle so the low bands were good and the DX-activity in the contest was very high.
Probably one can easily get 100 DXCC countries worked, so the UU7J team did, showing the great results.
CQWW 160 is one of the favourite contests for UU7J team and they always look good in that contest.
Unfortunately something went wrong with UP2L and EY8MM so their results were not as high as expected.
Same about OH2BH who operated from his contest position on Azores.
From my point of view EA8AH's (RD3AF) results have been victorious but still very decent. I think one of the reasons of that is that most of the 1st night EA8AH spent on frequencies below 1810 thus cutting most of the callers off.

Some records will fall after this contest.

European records:

Remarkable record has been shown by GM3POI with 2217 QSOs and 2.11 million points.
ES9C team has also applied for a new record with 2.08 million points.

North America:

I think that all records will be renewed.
VY2ZM showed an outstanding result in M/S.
K1DG applied for a new record in Single-op category, WA1Z applied for a new record in Low-Power.
The results, higher than current QRP record, have been applied by two contesters simoultaneously, K9AY and N8VW.

Many contesters admitted that propogation during the contest was fantastic, though before the contest it was even better.

Here are some 2005 and 2009 results from 3830 just to compare them:

2005 Non-USA Single Op HP
D4B(4L5A) 2117 56 91 27 2,966,754 ATCC
SN7Q(SP7GIQ) 1484 41 82 30 1,112,658 SPDXC
ON4WW 1366 44 82 30 1,031,184 RR DX
PJ2T(W0CG) 879 56 53 13 948,518 CCC
VP2E(N5AU) 1136 58 65 25 898,761 NTCC
LY4A(LY2FY) 1310 33 87 30 884,280
YU7AV 1213 32 77 29 776,298 Banat DX Group
A61AJ(S53R) 951 8 72 17 714,960 SCC
UN9LW 950 1 71 25 643,320 ural contest group

2009 Non-USA Single Op HP
EA8AH(RD3AF) 1636 55 83 28 2,250,000
OZ7YY 1588 56 86 30 1,466,292 Danish DX Group
LN9Z(LA9HW) 1710 54 77 1,440,607 LA Contest Club
VE3EY 1748 59 68 30 1,408,557 CCO
ER0WW(RA4LW) 1553 50 75 21 1,224,750 Ukrainian Contest Cl
G3BJ 1487 53 74 30 1,220,978 Chiltern DX Club of
LX7I(DF1LON) 1681 46 73 30 1,202,376 RR DX
VE3EJ 1552 59 67 30 1,188,936 CCO
OG2P(OH2PM) 1396 50 82 29 1,138,000 CCF

2005 Non-USA Multi-Op HP
VY2ZM 1676 59 75 34 1,644,984
CT9M 1242 47 62 26 1,345,060 CCO
OM7M(@OM3KAP) 1297 41 86 40 1,004,189 LBCC
VE3EJ 1411 59 64 30 983,016 CCO
LX7I 1456 35 70 847,770 RR DX
I4EAT 1197 39 76 782,345
YT0A(@YU1EXY) 1165 29 79 35 739,044 YU CC
YZ7A(@YU7JDE) 1128 32 78 716,980


2009 Non-USA Multi-Op HP
ES9C(@ES5TV) 2056 57 94 40 2,086,820 Tartu Contest Team
HG8DX 1971 55 95 39 1,927,050 HADXC
OM8A(@OM3RMM) 2044 55 87 40 1,887,890
RK2FWA 1907 54 91 40 1,775,525 UA2 CONTEST CLUB
OM7M 1806 57 94 40 1,770,777 LBCC
E7DX(@E77DX) 2000 48 82 40 1,601,730 Bosnia and Herzegovi
OK5W(@OK1KSO) 1813 54 82 40 1,552,304
UU7J 1578 56 100 37h12 1,547,364 Black Sea Contest Club

These results were posted at 3830, so they are not full.

Well, CQ WW 160m SSB is coming soon.
An interesting feature of this contest is that is can be won from Europe, a good example has been shown by Roli LY2FY/LY4A in 2005.

Here are SSB records:

World D4B (4L5A) 2005 1,461,376 1,076 56 81
Africa D4B (4L5A) 2005 1,461,376 1,076 56 81
Asia EK6GC 1997 478,458 944 0 57
Europe LY4A (LY2FY) 2005 818,100 1,461 12 88
North America VY2ZM (K1ZM) 2005 952,560 1,255 58 61
Oceania VP6DX (N5IA) 2008 1,054,868 1,148 54 40
South America P4OW (W2GD) 2004 548,454 546 53 49
Low Power KP4KE 2008 349,479 605 54 49
QRP KP4KE 2007 219,744 427 51 33

Good luck in the upcoming contest!

73 Al 4L5A

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