More than just DX News

UU7J (4L0A): Methods for success

UU7J (4L0A): Methods for “success”

Recently the organizers of probably the most popular contest - CQWW – started to publish the logs of the participants after log checking. Presumably this is done with the purpose of allowing the participants to look at the logs of competitors and assess their own operation. Evidently, the aim has been also to disclose any unsportsmanlike methods of competition among the contestants. In order to see the big picture I took all the logs of CQ WW CW 2008 and made the analysis of one of the leading scores.

I would like to point out that the aim of this article is not to write a “handbook for breaking the contest rules” but this is rather an attempt to inform all current and future participants of these contests that virtually any kind of analysis has become possible with the availability of all logs. And it doesn’t make any sense to try to fool your competitors, the organizers or yourselves …

Having all the logs - downloaded and forwarded to me by Andrey, UZ7HO, computer programming skills from my university years and an old PC with Turbo Pascal 7.0 I started to revive my long forgotten passion of programming in my beloved area of application – radiosporting.

I will describe in this article a few methods, which can be found through the analysis and which will clearly stick out thanks to the availability of logs from all participants and which are clearly visible even with with “naked eye”.

The analysis is made with logs of the participants from cqww.com and pieces of software written by myself and UZ7HO in Pascal. The logs that had not been sent were generated from the existing logs. This method of generating logs is used by the judges of VHF contests and these logs are called “reverse logs”. I will also use this terminology further in this article.

I will try to restrain myself from making conclusions in this article, let the readers observe and make their own judgment. However, I will describe some details that I find, after my 28 years on the air, unrealistic, to say the least. Some of the examples may be missing the exchange and the mode.

This article is mainly about team UU7J that worked from Georgia with call sign 4L0A. As found on the site http://www.uu7j.com the team of UU7J consists of UU0JM, UU5MAF, UU4JMG, UU1AZ, UU5JIB, UU2JZ, UU0JX, UU1DX, UT5UGR(V31WA), UU1JA. The team 4L0A from Georgia had UU0JM, UU1AZ, UU4JMG. It’s worth while mentioning that UU0JM was recently awarded a medal for his work with the young, UU1AZ was the Head Judge of the Ukrainian CW Championship this year.

So, what did the analysis show.

The first method of improving your score “generating mults”. Or to put it straightforward – “work with false call signs”. The “reverse logs” of DX-stations were generated from the existing logs. The table shows all contacts in the logs of these stations in the chronological order. As the result we have a sort of combined log.

7000 29.11.2008 120 YU1LA 599 5N3CPR
7030 29.11.2008 225 4L0A 599 FP/K9OT
7030 29.11.2008 226 4L0A 599 5N3CPR
7030 29.11.2008 227 4L0A 599 TT8JLB
7000 29.11.2008 229 V31WA 599 TT8JLB
7030 29.11.2008 229 4L0A 599 VP2V/G6AY
7031 29.11.2008 353 HB0/DK4YJ 599 FP/K9OT
7032 29.11.2008 445 LZ9W 599 FP/K9OT
3567 29.11.2008 445 LZ9W 599 FP/K9OT
7032 29.11.2008 504 LZ9W 599 5N3CPR
3500 29.11.2008 505 LZ9W 599 5N3CPR
7000 29.11.2008 1657 LY7A 599 FP/K9OT
7000 29.11.2008 1701 LY7A 599 5N3CPR
7000 29.11.2008 1704 LY7A 599 TT8JLB
7000 29.11.2008 1706 LY7A 599 VP2V/G6AY
7024 29.11.2008 2024 EA8ZS 599 FP/K9OT
7024 29.11.2008 2027 EA8ZS 599 VP2V/G6AY
7024 29.11.2008 2029 EA8ZS 599 TT8JLB
7024 29.11.2008 2032 EA8ZS 599 5N3CPR
7000 30.11.2008 1845 J43J 599 FP/K9OT
7000 30.11.2008 1847 J43J 599 VP2V/G6AY
7000 30.11.2008 1850 J43J 599 TT8JLB
7000 30.11.2008 1853 J43J 599 5N3CPR
7053 30.11.2008 2018 S56X 599 VP2V/G6AY
7053 30.11.2008 2021 S56X 599 TT8JLB
7053 30.11.2008 2023 S56X 599 5N3CPR

Pay attention to how the multipliers appear together on the band, “hand in hand”, and start calling the CQ-ing stations. Probably the most surprised were J43J and S56X. Such a “luck” in the end of the contest!!!

TT8JLB does not exist on QRZ.com, the Nigerian and VP2V have been active in the past, the FP promised to be active in the end of November 2008. And for the information I would like to add that LZ9W was in the Unlimited category, that’s why they were on 40 and 80 simultaneously, EA8ZS – MOST. The rest I did not check.

The second method is just bluntly making up QSO’s. To avoid making them unique these QSO’s need to appear in the logs of at least two stations. This how it looks like. These are “reverse” logs with all QSO’s of these stations included. This phenomenon was discovered by Andrey, UZ7HO.

7020 29.11.2008 1819 4L0A 599 9A2FL
1800 30.11.2008 405 V31WA 599 9A2FL
7000 30.11.2008 711 V31WA 599 9A2FL
7010 29.11.2008 2003 4L0A 599 DL3BH
7000 30.11.2008 730 V31WA 599 DL3BH
7020 29.11.2008 1623 4L0A 599 DM0EG
7000 30.11.2008 2347 V31WA 599 DM0EG
14009 29.11.2008 1404 4L0A 599 F5IQB
14000 30.11.2008 1457 V31WA 599 F5IQB
14009 29.11.2008 1500 4L0A 599 F8AHO
14000 30.11.2008 1501 V31WA 599 F8AHO
7021 30.11.2008 1712 4L0A 599 IK7LOX
7000 30.11.2008 2353 V31WA 599 IK7LOX
7010 29.11.2008 2207 4L0A 599 JH3QAY
7000 30.11.2008 736 V31WA 599 JH3QAY
7030 29.11.2008 208 4L0A 599 MW0SDX
7000 29.11.2008 358 V31WA 599 MW0SDX
3501 30.11.2008 318 4L0A 599 N8BA
3500 30.11.2008 1107 V31WA 599 N8BA
3500 29.11.2008 147 UR6QS 599 OH2JXA
3500 29.11.2008 148 UR5IHQ 599 OH2JXA
3584 29.11.2008 151 RK3AQW 599 OH2JXA
3500 29.11.2008 152 OK1CRM 599 OH2JXA
3582 29.11.2008 153 RX9TX 599 OH2JXA
3500 29.11.2008 154 9A4QV 599 OH2JXA
1838 29.11.2008 554 ER0FEO 599 OH2JXA
14074 29.11.2008 1211 K0TV 599 OH2JXA
14000 29.11.2008 1216 ED2R 599 OH2JXA
14060 29.11.2008 1219 TM2Y 599 OH2JXA
14000 29.11.2008 1359 V31WA 599 OH2JXA
7020 29.11.2008 1951 4L0A 599 OH2JXA
3520 29.11.2008 2351 4L0A 599 OH2JXA
7000 30.11.2008 41 V31WA 599 OH2JXA
1819 30.11.2008 122 4L0A 599 OH2JXA
3500 30.11.2008 240 V31WA 599 OH2JXA
1800 30.11.2008 252 ER3AU 599 OH2JXA
3500 30.11.2008 320 ER0/UT0FT 599 OH2JXA
21000 30.11.2008 840 ER0/UT0FT 599 OH2JXA
14000 30.11.2008 906 ER0FEO 599 OH2JXA
28019 30.11.2008 943 4L0A 599 OH2JXA
21033 30.11.2008 1145 4L0A 599 OH2JXA
7000 30.11.2008 1320 ER0/UT0FT 599 OH2JXA
7000 30.11.2008 1506 ER0FEO 599 OH2JXA
3500 30.11.2008 2056 ER0FEO 599 OH2JXA
7049 29.11.2008 511 4L0A 599 OM2QZ
7000 29.11.2008 633 V31WA 599 OM2QZ
14009 29.11.2008 1348 4L0A 599 OM7AJ
14000 30.11.2008 1455 V31WA 599 OM7AJ
7010 29.11.2008 2001 4L0A 599 PA1MLB
7000 30.11.2008 728 V31WA 599 PA1MLB
14032 30.11.2008 637 4L0A 599 PA7FTR
14000 30.11.2008 1255 V31WA 599 PA7FTR
3526 29.11.2008 436 4L0A 599 SP4JFL
3500 29.11.2008 550 V31WA 599 SP4JFL
14009 29.11.2008 1342 4L0A 599 SP6RGU
14000 30.11.2008 1442 V31WA 599 SP6RGU
3500 30.11.2008 139 V31WA 599 SP6XO
3522 30.11.2008 2315 4L0A 599 SP6XO
14020 29.11.2008 1248 4L0A 599 SV8EUF
14000 30.11.2008 1305 V31WA 599 SV8EUF
7003 29.11.2008 2031 N3RS 599 T77Q
7000 29.11.2008 2031 TM6M 599 T77Q
7010 29.11.2008 2033 W3LPL 599 T77Q
7015 29.11.2008 2034 CT3NT 599 T77Q
7015 29.11.2008 2034 GW0GEI 599 T77Q
7017 29.11.2008 2037 J49I 599 T77Q
7000 29.11.2008 2039 TC4X 599 T77Q
7042 29.11.2008 2040 N2LT 599 T77Q
7007 29.11.2008 2139 K8AZ 599 T77Q
7010 29.11.2008 2141 4L0A 599 T77Q
3589 29.11.2008 2143 4L0A 599 T77Q
1819 30.11.2008 111 4L0A 599 T77Q
14031 30.11.2008 803 4L0A 599 T77Q
14065 30.11.2008 805 RX0QA 599 T77Q
14064 30.11.2008 806 RN9S 599 T77Q
14074 30.11.2008 807 RW0CWA 599 T77Q
14000 30.11.2008 808 ZC4VJ 599 T77Q
14094 30.11.2008 809 EA5RS 599 T77Q
14082 30.11.2008 809 UA0AGI 599 T77Q
3520 29.11.2008 2344 4L0A 599 TG9ANF
3500 30.11.2008 824 V31WA 599 TG9ANF
14020 29.11.2008 629 4L0A 599 UA0LP
14000 30.11.2008 2253 V31WA 599 UA0LP
3526 29.11.2008 421 4L0A 599 UA3AH
3500 29.11.2008 545 V31WA 599 UA3AH
7010 29.11.2008 2055 4L0A 599 W3UTX
7000 30.11.2008 745 V31WA 599 W3UTX
7010 29.11.2008 2059 4L0A 599 W4PHC
7000 30.11.2008 745 V31WA 599 W4PHC

None of these stations had sent the log. One can see “stubborn” persistence of working only two stations. Widely unknown T77Q, after calling a little CQ, during the night works 4L0A and then goes to sleep. In the morning he finishes the job, makes another CQ and goes QRT. There is no info on him on QRZ.com. Also, UA0LP is non-existent. The call sign UA3AH is real. Didn’t check the others.

The QSO with TG9ANF is really interesting, just SUPER! Until then, during many years, he had only worked high bands SSB and RTTY. Suddenly he “sees the light” and starts doing CW and puts up an antenna on 80 meters. He is rewarded with a QSO with 4L0A. And V31WA, while he’s at it …
OH2JXA, I think, you can see yourselves. NO COMMENTS!
BTW, what’s described below is by far not all of it. Don’t have time to check the spots, QRZ.com, etc.
It’s worth pointing out that all these stations, with the exception of T77Q and OH2JXA, worked only with two stations, namely V31WA and 4L0A. Then there are about 50 more call signs that made three QSO’s – with V31WA, 4L0A and with one more station. The call signs of the third station were all different. For the sake of saving time and space I have not included all these examples in this article.

The third method: work two bands in parallel. Below just one example of such operation. The real 4L0A log looks like this.

1817 30.11.2008 2122 RK3GWW
1800 30.11.2008 2124 RK9CZO
3500 30.11.2008 2126 9A4QV
1817 30.11.2008 2126 RV1CC
1830 30.11.2008 2126 EA8ZS
3500 30.11.2008 2127 LY70X
1817 30.11.2008 2127 RV3WT
3500 30.11.2008 2128 UT3L
3520 30.11.2008 2128 OH0/OH2LRE
1800 30.11.2008 2128 RA6FV
1817 30.11.2008 2128 RA9FTM
3569 30.11.2008 2129 SK3W
1800 30.11.2008 2129 Y03FFF
1817 30.11.2008 2129 PA3BWK
3565 30.11.2008 2130 GM4SID
3568 30.11.2008 2130 YL5T
1817 30.11.2008 2130 LY3BN
3563 30.11.2008 2131 G3KLH
1817 30.11.2008 2131 RK3ZZ
3500 30.11.2008 2133 5P3WW
3500 30.11.2008 2133 DL1ET
1800 30.11.2008 2134 SP4Z
3500 30.11.2008 2135 OV3X
3525 30.11.2008 2136 YO8BPY

Below you can see the log after correction. No multipliers here, just stretched 160 meters higher and 80 meters lower.

1817 2008-11-30 2128 4L0A 59921 RA6FV 599 16
1817 2008-11-30 2129 4L0A 59921 PA3BWK 599 14 (2129)
1817 2008-11-30 2129 4L0A 59921 YO3FFF 599 20 (2129)
1817 2008-11-30 2129 4L0A 59921 LY3BN 599 15 (2130)
1817 2008-11-30 2129 4L0A 59921 DL1AP 599 14
1817 2008-11-30 2130 4L0A 59921 RK3ZZ 599 16 (2131)
1817 2008-11-30 2130 4L0A 59921 RD3ZC 599 16
1817 2008-11-30 2130 4L0A 59921 DM3ML 599 14
1817 2008-11-30 2131 4L0A 59921 DK3GI 599 14
1817 2008-11-30 2131 4L0A 59921 OH5PT 599 15
1817 2008-11-30 2131 4L0A 59921 SP4Z 599 15 (2134)
3587 2008-11-30 2132 4L0A 59921 9A4QV 599 15 (2126)
3577 2008-11-30 2132 4L0A 59921 LY70X 599 15 (2127)
3575 2008-11-30 2132 4L0A 59921 OH0/OH2LRE 59915 (2128)
3574 2008-11-30 2133 4L0A 59921 UT3L 599 16 (2128)
3500 2008-11-30 2133 4L0A 59921 HA9RT 599 15
3569 2008-11-30 2133 4L0A 59921 SK3W 599 14 (2129)
3567 2008-11-30 2133 4L0A 59921 YL5T 599 15 (2130)
3565 2008-11-30 2134 4L0A 59921 GM4SID 599 14 (2130)
3563 2008-11-30 2134 4L0A 59921 G3KLH 599 14 (2131)
3562 2008-11-30 2134 4L0A 59921 DL1ET 599 14 (2133)
3557 2008-11-30 2135 4L0A 59921 5P3WW 599 14 (2133)
3500 2008-11-30 2135 4L0A 59921 OV3X 599 14 (2135)
3500 2008-11-30 2136 4L0A 59921 YO8BPY 599 20
3500 2008-11-30 2136 4L0A 59921 DL6MTA 599 14

With the help of the “reverse” logs we can see clearly the violation of the 10-minute rule on the multiplier station, working on two bands when the band change is made. There are some incidents like this, not too many. After generating the “reverse” log of 4L0A and loading it into N1MM the Rescoring-procedure set the multipliers. It was then obvious that the multiplier station was working everybody. It is not clear why. Either they were not keeping the count of mults or were just hoping that the judges would not notice and would count all the QSO’s. Or was it just a plea to the judges to rescore them as M2. Perhaps in many years from now some Crimean radio-guy will shed some light on this secret …

There were also flashes of propagation on 15 meters to Odessa, Kiev and Lugansk (see 1500 GMT the second day) and special love affair of Ukrainian and Moldovan stations with 4L0A, which is described further in the article.

Further on the sports ethics. This is how the log of 4L1UN looks like. 15 QSO’s from the middle of the log are omitted…

7020 29.11.2008 1633 4L0A
3559 29.11.2008 1638 4L0A
1844 29.11.2008 1641 4L0A
7078 29.11.2008 1704 SP7DCS
7000 29.11.2008 1704 YL1S
7078 29.11.2008 1709 RG9A
7000 29.11.2008 1710 HA0HW
7000 29.11.2008 1710 HA3MU
7078 29.11.2008 1712 OK1UG
------- 15 QSO’s here -------
14017 30.11.2008 549 IR2C
14000 30.11.2008 549 UA9XS
14018 30.11.2008 602 RV9CX
14000 30.11.2008 604 RA9XF
14028 30.11.2008 605 DF0HQ
14032 30.11.2008 609 4L0A
21010 30.11.2008 1810 4L0A
28005 30.11.2008 1830 4L0A

And these are “reverse” logs of UT4MZ and UT8IB:

7000 29.11.2008 208 ER3AU 59916 UT4MZ 59916
14045 29.11.2008 852 OM7M 59915 UT4MZ 59916
14046 29.11.2008 858 DL1QQ 59914 UT4MZ 59916
14043 29.11.2008 903 LX7I 59914 UT4MZ 59916
14042 29.11.2008 910 OQ5M 59914 UT4MZ 59916
14038 29.11.2008 917 E73M 59915 UT4MZ 59916
14000 29.11.2008 1330 V31WA 599 7 UT4MZ 59916
7010 29.11.2008 2029 4L0A 59921 UT4MZ 59916
3520 29.11.2008 2307 4L0A 59921 UT4MZ 59916
7040 29.11.2008 2318 UR3MP 59916 UT4MZ 59916
7000 30.11.2008 203 V31WA 599 7 UT4MZ 59916
3500 30.11.2008 345 ER0/UT0FT 59916 UT4MZ 59916
21000 30.11.2008 845 ER0/UT0FT 59916 UT4MZ 59916
14000 30.11.2008 945 ER0FEO 59916 UT4MZ 59916
7000 30.11.2008 1345 ER0/UT0FT 59916 UT4MZ 59916
7000 30.11.2008 1545 ER0FEO 59916 UT4MZ 59916
3500 30.11.2008 2135 ER0FEO 59916 UT4MZ 59916
1838 29.11.2008 128 UR3MP 59916 UT8IB 59916
7040 29.11.2008 154 UR3MP 59916 UT8IB 59916
7049 29.11.2008 649 LZ8A 59920 UT8IB 59916
7022 29.11.2008 723 EM9F 59916 UT8IB 59916
7000 29.11.2008 730 TC4X 59920 UT8IB 59916
14000 29.11.2008 820 HA8VK 59915 UT8IB 59916
14000 29.11.2008 1306 V31WA 5997 UT8IB 59916
1841 29.11.2008 1722 ER0FEO 59916 UT8IB 59916
7010 29.11.2008 2029 4L0A 59921 UT8IB 59916
3520 29.11.2008 2321 4L0A 59921 UT8IB 59916
1819 30.11.2008 138 4L0A 59921 UT8IB 59916
7000 30.11.2008 204 V31WA 599 7 UT8IB 59916
3510 30.11.2008 226 UR3MP 59916 UT8IB 59916
3500 30.11.2008 331 ER0/UT0FT 59916 UT8IB 59916
21000 30.11.2008 831 ER0/UT0FT 59916 UT8IB 59916
14000 30.11.2008 931 ER0FEO 59916 UT8IB 59916
14010 30.11.2008 1241 UR3MP 59916 UT8IB 59916
7000 30.11.2008 1331 ER0/UT0FT 59916 UT8IB 59916
21010 30.11.2008 1513 UR3MP 59916 UT8IB 59916
7000 30.11.2008 1531 ER0FEO 59916 UT8IB 59916
3500 30.11.2008 2131 ER0FEO 59916 UT8IB 59916

If we combine the two logs and remove the QSO’s with “the support group” then the log looks like this:

7049 29.11.2008 649 LZ8A 59920 UT8IB 59916
7022 29.11.2008 723 EM9F 59916 UT8IB 59916
7000 29.11.2008 730 TC4X 59920 UT8IB 59916
14000 29.11.2008 820 HA8VK 59915 UT8IB 59916
14045 29.11.2008 852 OM7M 59915 UT4MZ 59916
14046 29.11.2008 858 DL1QQ 59914 UT4MZ 59916
14043 29.11.2008 903 LX7I 59914 UT4MZ 59916
14042 29.11.2008 910 OQ5M 59914 UT4MZ 59916
14038 29.11.2008 917 E73M 59915 UT4MZ 59916

The Moldovan comrades didn’t stay on sidelines either and added to the activity in the contest. But they worked exclusively the members of the BSCC (Black Sea Contest Club)

3500 29.11.2008 429 ER0FEO 59916 ER3AB 59916
14000 29.11.2008 1228 ER0FEO 59916 ER3AB 59916
14000 29.11.2008 1458 V31WA 599 7 ER3AB 59916
7000 29.11.2008 1628 ER0FEO 59916 ER3AB 59916
7010 29.11.2008 2206 4L0A 59921 ER3AB 59916
3520 29.11.2008 2350 4L0A 59921 ER3AB 59916
7000 30.11.2008 48 V31WA 599 7 ER3AB 59916
1819 30.11.2008 125 4L0A 59921 ER3AB 59916
28000 30.11.2008 915 UR5FEL 59916 ER3AB 59916
1848 30.11.2008 2050 ER0FEO 59916 ER3AB 59916

3500 29.11.2008 416 ER0FEO 59916 ER3AW 59916
14000 29.11.2008 1216 ER0FEO 59916 ER3AW 59916
14000 29.11.2008 1546 V31WA 599 7 ER3AW 59916
7000 29.11.2008 1616 ER0FEO 59916 ER3AW 59916
7000 29.11.2008 2212 V31WA 599 7 ER3AW 59916
3520 29.11.2008 2342 4L0A 59921 ER3AW 59916
1819 30.11.2008 142 4L0A 59921 ER3AW 59916
7022 30.11.2008 1916 4L0A 59921 ER3AW 59916
1822 30.11.2008 2046 ER0FEO 59916 ER3AW 59916

3506 29.11.2008 312 ER0FEO 59916 ER3CI 59916
14000 29.11.2008 1144 ER0FEO 59916 ER3CI 59916
7000 29.11.2008 1544 ER0FEO 59916 ER3CI 59916
7000 29.11.2008 2218 V31WA 599 7 ER3CI 59916
7010 29.11.2008 2223 4L0A 59921 ER3CI 59916
3520 30.11.2008 6 4L0A 59921 ER3CI 59916
1819 30.11.2008 29 4L0A 59921 ER3CI 59916
14000 30.11.2008 1307 V31WA 599 7 ER3CI 59916
1837 30.11.2008 2019 ER0FEO 59916 ER3CI 59916

14000 29.11.2008 1352 V31WA 599 7 ER3CS 59916
1828 29.11.2008 1748 ER0FEO 59916 ER3CS 59916
7010 29.11.2008 2155 4L0A 59921 ER3CS 59916
7000 29.11.2008 2235 V31WA 599 7 ER3CS 59916
1818 30.11.2008 20 4L0A 59921 ER3CS 59916
3501 30.11.2008 321 4L0A 59921 ER3CS 59916

7000 29.11.2008 355 V31WA 599 7 ER3CW 59916
1841 29.11.2008 1739 ER0FEO 59916 ER3CW 59916
7010 29.11.2008 2240 4L0A 59921 ER3CW 59916
3520 30.11.2008 215 4L0A 59921 ER3CW 59916
1815 30.11.2008 301 4L0A 59921 ER3CW 59916
14031 30.11.2008 1206 4L0A 59921 ER3CW 59916
21028 30.11.2008 1248 ER0FEO 59916 ER3CW 59916
14109 30.11.2008 1337 ER0FEO 59916 ER3CW 59916
14000 30.11.2008 1448 V31WA 599 7 ER3CW 59916

It seems that the “Ukrainian Open Championship” or the “BSCC Championship” must have played an important part during the contest … Anyway, judge yourselves – the following table lists the number of QSO’s of UR- and ER-stations with 4L0A, with members of BSCC and with the rest of the World (excluding QSO’s in the first two categories).
Call 4L0A BSCC WW
UT0FF Total 4 13 2
UT8IB Total 3 10 4
UR5FAL Total 3 9 1
OH2JXA Total 5 9 9
UT4FJ Total 3 8 3
UT4MZ Total 2 7 5
UR0FF Total 2 6 0
US2MT Total 2 5 1
UX1MN Total 2 5 4
UR2MR Total 3 5 0
UU4JDD Total 5 5 6
UT2FA Total 2 4 0
UU8JK Total 2 4 7
ER3AB Total 3 4 0
ER3AW Total 3 4 0
ER3CI Total 3 4 0
UR0MB Total 3 4 3
UR5MSN Total 3 4 5
UR9MW Total 3 4 2
UU5JAA Total 3 4 8
UU5JBO Total 3 4 7
ER3CW Total 4 4 0
UR5HJR Total 4 4 5
UT2MN Total 4 4 0
UU4JOU Total 1 3 0
UZ2FWA Total 1 3 0
UR4MDY Total 2 3 0
UU4JGR Total 2 3 2
UT4UXW Total 3 3 0
UU8JV Total 3 3 2
UX2MM Total 4 3 0
UR4MET Total 1 2 0
UX3FW Total 1 2 0
UR5FBK Total 2 2 0
UR7CQ Total 2 2 0
US5CB Total 2 2 0
UU7JZ/MM Total 2 2 1
ER3CS Total 3 2 0
UR4FWA Total 3 2 0
UU4YA Total 3 2 2
UX0FYTotal 3 2 0
UR5ZEXTotal 4 2 0
UT5XATotal 5 2 0
UU5JAQTotal5 2 0

Further an extract of ER0/UT0FT log, Category: NON-ASSISTED. This one I found quite interesting. Pay attention to the blocks of 80, 15 and 10 meters. It is astonishing how the minutes of the QSO time and the order of the stations matches in most cases here.

QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0320 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 OH2JXA 599 15
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0331 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UT8IB 599 16
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0345 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UT4MZ 599 16
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0348 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UX1MN 599 16
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0357 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UR5MF 599 16
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0418 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UU8JK 599 16
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0426 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UT5UGW 599 16
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0429 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UT4UF 599 16
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 0831 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UT8IB 599 16
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 0840 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 OH2JXA 599 15
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 0845 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UT4MZ 599 16
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 0848 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UX1MN 599 16
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 0857 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UR5MF 599 16
QSO: 28000 CW 2008-11-30 0933 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 4L0A < --- 599 21
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 1218 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UU8JK 599 16
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 1226 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UT5UGW 599 16
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 1229 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UT4UF 599 16
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1418 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UU8JK <--- 599 16
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1419 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 UO1P 599 17
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1420 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 LZ9W 599 20
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 1420 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 V31WA -- 599 07
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1422 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 SP4TKR 599 15
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1506 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 E74IW 599 15
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1510 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 OM6AL 599 15
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 1513 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 4L0A < --- 599 21
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1513 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 SV1CQN 599 20
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 2228 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 SM4AZQ 599 14
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 2234 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 DL3OBQ 599 14
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 2237 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 4L0A < ---- 599 21
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 2237 ER0/UT0FT 599 16 RG9A 599 17

Additionally I would like to note that I was operating a club station myself in this contest, a station with 8- and 6-element quads on 15 meters band. Two people were hunting for the multipliers. We were not able to work V31WA on 15. Couldn’t make it …

Interesting logs also from UT4UBY and UT5UCP, Category: NON-ASSISTED.

QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-29 1316 UT4UBY 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-29 1954 UT4UBY 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-29 2237 UT4UBY 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-29 2322 UT4UBY 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0231 UT4UBY 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0258 UT4UBY 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 1119 UT4UBY 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-30 1129 UT4UBY 599 16 3X5A 599 35
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1155 UT4UBY 599 16 SN5G 599 15
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1156 UT4UBY 599 16 LY6A 599 15

QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-29 0808 UT5UCP 599 16 AH2R 599 27
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-29 0809 UT5UCP 599 16 RA9A 599 17
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-29 1041 UT5UCP 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-29 1400 UT5UCP 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-29 2217 UT5UCP 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-29 2327 UT5UCP 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 0033 UT6UCP 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0118 UT5UCP 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0249 UT5UCP 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 28000 CW 2008-11-30 0953 UT5UCP 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-30 1122 UT5UCP 599 16 TA3KZ 599 20

In the latter it’s worth noticing that the program has formed incorrect call sign UT6UCP in the 7 MHz QSO with V31WA. Also, the long gaps between the QSO’s are interesting, especially as it’s night. The two logs were generated with the same version of software, TR Log POST, version 6.76.

Further almost complete log with V31WA by UZ5UA (without last 3 QSO).

QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-29 0740 UZ5UA 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-29 1540 UZ5UA 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 1825 CW 2008-11-30 0402 UZ5UA 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0529 UZ5UA 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 1420 UZ5UA 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 1825 CW 2008-11-30 2110 UZ5UA 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 1825 CW 2008-11-30 2111 UZ5UA 599 16 OH0V 599 15
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 2132 UZ5UA 599 16 K2KV 599 05

CREATED-BY: TR Log POST Version 6.76
CALLSIGN: UT4UF
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-29 0830 UT4UF 599 16 EA2IF 599 14
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-29 1347 UT4UF 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-29 2033 UT4UF 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0001 UT4UF 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0019 UT4UF 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0249 UT4UF 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-30 0816 UT4UF 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 1136 UT4UF 599 16 F8KCF 599 14

CALLSIGN: UT3FM
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-29 1912 UT3FM 599 16 RW2F 599 15
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-29 1914 UT3FM 599 16 OT5P 599 14
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-29 2213 UT3FM 599 16 V31WA 599 7
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0331 UT3FM 599 16 V31WA 599 7
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0234 UT3FM 599 16 V31WA 599 7
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0514 UT3FM 599 16 OG50F 599 15

CALLSIGN: UT4ZX
QSO: 3529 CW 2008-11-29 1945 UT4ZX 599 16 GW7X 599 14
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-29 2004 UT4ZX 599 16 HA8JV 599 15
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-29 2157 UT4ZX 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 0040 UT4ZX 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0119 UT4ZX 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 3593 CW 2008-11-30 0132 UT4ZX 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 3550 CW 2008-11-30 0138 UT4ZX 599 16 OK5W 599 15
……….
QSO: 21019 CW 2008-11-30 0930 UT4ZX 599 16 8Q7DV 599 22
QSO: 21000 CW 2008-11-30 1500 UT4ZX 599 16 4L0A 599 21
END-OF-LOG:

Further pay attention to the abundance by the stations form Lugansk.
CALLSIGN: UW7M
QSO: 7040 CW 2008-11-29 0021 UR3MP 599 16 UR0MP 599 16
QSO: 1838 CW 2008-11-29 0119 UR3MP 599 16 UR5MGM 599 16
QSO: 1838 CW 2008-11-29 0128 UR3MP 599 16 UT8IB 599 16
QSO: 7040 CW 2008-11-29 0154 UR3MP 599 16 UT8IB 599 16
QSO: 7040 CW 2008-11-29 0206 UR3MP 599 16 4L0A 599 21
………….
QSO: 14010 CW 2008-11-29 1245 UR3MP 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 3510 CW 2008-11-29 2247 UR3MP 599 16 US2MT 599 16
QSO: 3510 CW 2008-11-29 2253 UR3MP 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 7040 CW 2008-11-29 2318 UR3MP 599 16 UT4MZ 599 16
QSO: 7040 CW 2008-11-29 2337 UR3MP 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 1838 CW 2008-11-30 0030 UR3MP 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 1838 CW 2008-11-30 0048 UR3MP 599 16 UR4MDY 599 16
QSO: 3510 CW 2008-11-30 0223 UR3MP 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 3510 CW 2008-11-30 0226 UR3MP 599 16 UT8IB 599 16
QSO: 3510 CW 2008-11-30 0239 UR3MP 599 16 UR4MET 599 16
QSO: 1838 CW 2008-11-30 0341 UR3MP 599 16 V31WA 599 07
…………….
QSO: 14010 CW 2008-11-30 1241 UR3MP 599 16 UT8IB 599 16
QSO: 14010 CW 2008-11-30 1252 UR3MP 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 21010 CW 2008-11-30 1351 UR3MP 599 16 UR0MB 599 16
QSO: 21010 CW 2008-11-30 1402 UR3MP 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 21010 CW 2008-11-30 1414 UR3MP 599 16 UR5HJR 599 16
QSO: 14010 CW 2008-11-30 1417 UR3MP 599 16 UR5HJR 599 16
QSO: 14010 CW 2008-11-30 1429 UR3MP 599 16 UR5MSN 599 16
QSO: 21010 CW 2008-11-30 1500 UR3MP 599 16 UT2MI 599 16
QSO: 21010 CW 2008-11-30 1506 UR3MP 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 21010 CW 2008-11-30 1513 UR3MP 599 16 UT8IB 599 16
END-OF-LOG:

CREATED-BY: TR Log POST Version 6.76
CALLSIGN: UT5UDK
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-30 1204 UT5UDK 599 16 4X2M 599 20
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-11-30 1205 UT5UDK 599 16 UN3M 599 17
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 2005 UT5UDK 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 2054 UT5UDK 599 16 4L0A 599 21
END-OF-LOG:

Ant to complete this part with UR4CWQ. Here we have two QSO’s on 40 with 4L0A. The readers can decide which one is a dupe Pay attention to the time of QSO’s with 4L0A and their placement in the log.

QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0403 UR4CWQ 599 16 OM3RJB 599 15
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0404 UR4CWQ 599 16 DL5ARM 599 14
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0410 UR4CWQ 599 16 W1KM 599 05
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 0354 UR4CWQ 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 2043 UR4CWQ 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 0645 UR4CWQ 599 16 K3LR 599 05
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 0649 UR4CWQ 599 16 K9OM 599 05
………………………
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1830 UR4CWQ 599 16 3V8BB 599 33
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1831 UR4CWQ 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 1911 UR4CWQ 599 16 S50A 599 15
END-OF-LOG:

In the next two logs the time of QSO’s and the intervals are of interest

QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-29 2233 ER3AU 599 16 EU1CL 599 16
QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-30 0100 ER3AU 599 16 V31WA 599 07
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0209 ER3AU 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0249 ER3AU 599 16 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0250 ER3AU 599 16 UT4UBY 599 16
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0252 ER3AU 599 16 OH2JXA 599 15
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0254 ER3AU 599 16 UR2MR 599 16

QSO: 7000 CW 2008-11-29 2226 ER3MM 599 16 5B4LI 599 20
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0131 ER3MM 599 21 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 3500 CW 2008-11-30 0240 ER3MM 599 21 4L0A 599 21
QSO: 1800 CW 2008-11-30 0620 ER3MM 599 16 SN3R 599 15

Below is the list of Ukrainian stations that are found in the log of 4L0A four times or more. 49 call signs can be found three times, 68 calls twice and 195 calls once. Total of “live” Ukrainian stations is currently 351. So, we seem to have some reserves for Ukrainian CW Championship!!! An interesting fact – Sergei Rebrov (UT5UDX) worked as ER0WW in this contest, made 5210 QSO’s, out of these 195 with Ukraine (143 different stations).

UZ2M-6, UU2J-6, UT5MB-6, UU4JDD-6, EM9F-6, UT2UB-6, UY0MM-6,
UT5UCP-6, UR5FEL-6, ER0/UT0FT-6, UT4UBY-6, UR8RF-6, UT7L-5,
UT5XA-5, UW7M-5, UU2JQ-5, UT2FA-5, UU5JAQ-5, US5XD-4, UT4XU-4,
UT2MN-4, UR5HJR-4, US0KW-4, UR5UZ-4, US8ICM-4, UZ1G-4, UT5UGW-4,
UR5ZEX-4, UU5JAA-4, UT4UF-4, UT1CC-4, UT7EZ-4, UT4ZX-4, UT4FJ-4,
UX2MM-4, UX0FF-4,UT0FF-4

I would like to make two comments to the above. I worked at UZ2M in this contest and I confirm that we made 6 QSO’s. But with UT5MB’s permission I can say that he made 56 QSO’s in this contest and none with 4L0A. UT2MN informed us through UT5MB that he did not participate in this contest. Therefore I ask all of you who have read this article and have found familiar call signs, remember that some hams have their call signs in the logs of 4L0A and V31WA without them knowing about it. If you chose to address them regarding this issue, be objective. It is very important not to insult a person without a reason!!!

In conclusion I would like to add that I wish this kind of evidence would not appear again in our ham radio circles, and the hams whose call signs are mentioned here would not forget that the ham bands are our common home. Let’s be polite and honest with ourselves and with each other.
Gary, US0LW
73!



File Received from Andy UZ7HO with additional analyze

6 Comments

100%
Rating: 5 of 5
Al
  • Callsign: 4L5A
  • 2009-09-07 22:46:46
Fixed
100%
Rating: 5 of 5
Team
  • Callsign: HQ
  • 2009-09-07 11:17:24
File Received from Andy UZ7HO with additional analyze ... link does not work. 73
100%
Rating: 5 of 5
Al
  • Callsign: 4L5A
  • 2009-09-01 02:39:08
<p>Interesting data received from Andy UZ7HO with attention SU9HP log <br /> &nbsp;I add it to article&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;I think that will be usefull for many contesters really you need to feel comfortable to ask DX for qso on another band specially with SO2R that can be easy&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;73&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Al 4L5A </p>
100%
Rating: 5 of 5
Pa3k
  • Callsign: 9A5CW
  • 2009-09-01 02:35:17
Its time to publish CQWW Cheatbook? 73 to all
100%
Rating: 5 of 5
Christo
  • Callsign: LZ3FN
  • 2009-08-31 15:59:27
This guys ( uu7j ) are genious... but now enought to be not catch congrats for investigation looking forward to see more intresting discouveries about our &quot;great &quot; contesters Thanks LZ3FN
100%
Rating: 5 of 5
Valeri
  • Callsign: LZ2CJ
  • 2009-08-31 12:29:12
Besides all that info the other BIG problem especially in Europe is running in the contest with 4 KW amps and even more. Excessive power is a well kept secret of some of top scoring EU stations in ALL categories. I would love to see all EU M/M stns running no more than 1500 W for example. Well done Al. Congrats. Valera LZ2CJ

Leave a comment

Rating
1 2 3 4 5