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Saturday, December 21, 2013

CQ WW SSB 2013 - Aftermath

Well ...

it is exactly like I described in the Comments field of my submitted log file ...
"Mom !! Can we please keep this propagation ??"

This time I enjoyed the most out of the best contest of the year.
It turned out that good propagation is the key to high scoring. Also, not going to sleep ;-)

Was actually awake for 44 out of 48 hours of the contest period, slept only 1 hour first morning Sunday hours, and had small intermediate breaks when not too busy.

Made in total 3.659 QSOs with 595 DXCC and 162 CQZ multipliers, ending up to a total claimed score of 4.649.494 points. Included are 15 dupe QSOs.

Here is my summary sheet:

Band / QSOs / Points / Multipliers / Total
-------------------------------------------------
160m / 104 / 127 / 50 / 6350
80m / 267 / 338 / 83 / 28054
40m / 479 / 676 / 120 / 81120
20m / 1022 / 1805 / 168 / 303240
15m / 723 / 1199 / 156 / 187044
10m / 1064 / 2026 / 175 / 354550

I worked in total 2635 unique callsigns, of which the following 16 were worked on all 6 contest HF bands:
II9P        D4C         ES9C        IG9Y        P3N         UP2L       
OM8A        A73A        3V7A        SP8R        9K2HN       UA4M       
LY7A        OK5W        DL0CS       SV9FBG

I`ve had some seriously fast pileups into this one. Here are my best rates:

The best 60 minute rate was 300/hour from 0950 to 1049
The best 30 minute rate was 318/hour from 0952 to 1021
The best 10 minute rate was 348/hour from 0957 to 1006


An audio file link of my best 10 minute rate can be found below:

                       In WAV format   -   In MP3 format

Moreover, the best 1 minute rates were as follows:

 7 QSOs/minute   15 times.
 6 QSOs/minute   52 times.
 5 QSOs/minute  118 times.
 4 QSOs/minute  179 times.
 3 QSOs/minute  227 times.
 2 QSOs/minute  329 times.
 1 QSOs/minute  582 times.

Another interesting statistic is the one counting the number of letters in callsigns:

Letters  # worked
-----------------
   3        40
   4      1298
   5      1251
   6      1020
   7         5
   8        21
   9         4
  10         5

And here is my continental QSO dispersion for CQ WW SSB 2013:

----------------- C o n t i n e n t   S u m m a r y -----------------
                 160     80     40     20     15     10  Total    Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America      0      6     29    244     95    215    589   16.2
South America      0      0      6     21     15     23     65    1.8
Europe            89    229    380    632    489    585   2404   66.0
Asia               8     24     46     81     91    196    446   12.2
Africa             4      6     12     21     21     25     89    2.4
Oceania            0      0      4     22     10     15     51    1.4
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total            101    265    477   1021    721   1059   3644

Finally, single band QSO dispersion was like this:

Band    160     80     40     20     15     10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs     28     89    177    562    426    755

Now, for some graphics. There are 4 nice graphs in line depicting:
i) Worked CQZ per Time
ii) Worked DXCC per Time
iii) Worked Points per Time
iv) Worked QSOs per Time






And a nice mixed graph showing the Rates according to QSOs per band index:


Here`s a trendline of QSOs logged each hour:


And below comes a QSOs by band bar chart:



My initial objective was reached and overpassed. That was to set a, relatively difficult to break, record in SOAB(A)HP category for SV5 (Dodecanese).

In the CW part, I was thrilled to join the M/S team of SZ1A in Agrinio, Western Greece, where we set another record in M/S category for SV (Greece).
Further details on the official web site of SZ1A:  http://www.sz1a.org/index.php/11-news/132-cqwwcw2013symmetoxh

and a few pictures from our participation in this Picasa link: https://picasaweb.google.com/114195421952141682894/ContestCQWWCW2013?authuser=0&feat=directlink

One of my next plans in the agenda is to join another team of some of the best SSB contesters in Greece, in order to break the M/S record of CQ WPX SSB for SV (Greece) in coming March.

I WILL ONLY GIVE AWAY ONE HINT ... MY AIRPLANE TICKETS ARE ALREADY ISSUED !!!

BE PREPARED ... WE`RE COMING !!!
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