Results, Seventh Annual Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge

Boring Amateur Radio Club – K7RAT
15125 SE Bartell Road
Boring, OR  97009   k7rat@jzap.com

 

 

The seventh running of the Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge was held on December 28th and 29th. Conditions were still in the doldrums, but activity continues to grow. Looking over the logs, you can see that there are pretty much 3 different contests going on - one in Europe, one in the USA, and one everywhere else. There were very few QSOs crossing either pond. Would you believe only 28 of GM3POI's 390 QSOs were with stations in North America? I can remember hearing Clive's signal an hour before sunset here in Oregon during the sunspot minimum.

 

VY2ZM (K1ZM operator) was head and shoulders above all other scores. Not only was he one of the few stations to be able to cross the pond for any significant number of QSOs, but he was doing it with QRP.

 

The top three high power scores are from different continents. Mike, KH6ND took advantage of his high average point per QSO figure to make the most of his 201 QSOs. Mike's best DX was with Laurent, FM5BH, the second place score. It seems that Laurent has made some significant improvements in his station over the past few years and has an excellent signal. His best DX was with ZS6UT - who didn't submit a log, but only appeared in one other log - K9DX. The third place high power score went to GM3POI, who edged out the guy who wrote the book on Top Band - ON4UN.

 

In the Low power category, Bob, GU4YOX handed out rare Guernsey QSOs to the deserving and took first place. Second place went to W0AIH with more QSOs, but a lower point count. G4VGO, another Bob from the UK, had the third place low power score.

 

As already mentioned, VY2ZM, dominated the QRP category. Milt, N5IA had the second place score - taking advantage of his distance from the main activity. Milt also had one of the more spectacular QSOs in the contest - working VK3IO at a distance of 13,422 kilometers. Third place went to N0TT. Both N5IA and N0TT had fewer QSOs than Pat, N8VW who finished 4th, but the distance scoring overcame Pat's advantage.

 

In the multi-operator category, top score honors went to K7CA running the QRP category.

 

John, K9DX, could have received the plaque for the most QSOs, but we gave him the one for best DX instead (since DX is in his call after all). John's nine vertical array certainly is playing well.

 

We received 326 logs, which is up about 10 percent from last year. About 300 of these were submitted electronically. My eyes thank you very much. Most of you sent them in using the Cabrillo format, and let the robot respond. This is really helping improve the accuracy of these results.

 

The Eighth running of this great event will be on December 27th and 28th.  You can find complete information, including the rules and sponsored plaques at our website http://web.jzap.com/stew.html. The sunspots are starting to go away, and we really expect a big explosion in the scores when all of this activity can hear each other.

 

Don't miss the soapbox section of this write-up after the scores.

 

Thanks again for all of the participation.  See you on the Top Band this winter.

 


Plaque Winners

 

The following 18 plaques will be awarded as shown in the following table. We did not have an entry for the   the VK5AX memorial "plaque" - for top score with pre-1960's valve technology. This award (sponsored by VK6VZ) was an original Official Flying Doctors Service of VK baseball hat. If you qualify for this award for the 2002 running, please let the BARC know and we will correct this list. Otherwise, this award will be available for the next running of the contest.

 

Hats off to Lew, W7EW, who administers the plaque program. Your plaques should be in the mail before XMAS.

 

Sponsor

Category

Winner

N5UL Top Score - Single Op - High Power KH6ND
K7CA Top Score - Single Op - North America - High Power FM5BH
KI7Y Top Score - Single Op - Europe - High Power GM3POI
N5IA Top Grid Total ON4UN
N7JW Top Score - Single Op - Rest of World - High Power 4X3A
W7GG Best DX Distance K9DX
K7CA Top Score - South America PY2FUS
N6TR Top Score - Single Op - Low Power GU4YOX
K1PX Top Score - Single Op - Europe - Low Power G4VGO
W7AT Top Score - Single Op - North America - Low Power W0AIH
WA9IRV Calcutta Award - Top Score in VE3, VE4, Mn, Wi or NDak N0XB
Horned Toad Wireless Top Score - Single Op - ROW - Low Power A92ZE
W7EW Top Score - Single Op - QRP VY2ZM
Low Band Monitor Top Score - Single Op - North America - QRP N5IA
KJ9C Top Score from Blackhole N0TT
Boring Amateur Radio Club Top Score - Single Op - Europe - QRP UA2FZ
K7RAT Top score - Multi-op - World K7CA
QSLs by N0TT Greater than 50 QSOs - Less than 21 years Old EU1TA
KL7RA Top QSO Total KE9I

Score Listing

Callsigns shown in bold are certificate winners (plaque winners do not get certificates). Certificates are awarded to all participants with verified scores of 1300 points or more who have not won a plaque. In addition, all two letter grid fields without winners in the 1300 point plus category, world wide, with a minimum score of 500 points, and who have not won a plaque, will receive a certificate. Many thanks to K1PX for administrating and sponsoring our certificate program.

Single-Operator - High Power Scores
Callsign Category Power   Grid    Raw     Dupe   Busted   Net    Score   Grids  Best DX call - km       # QRP    # Low

KH6ND      S       H      BL01    209      5       3      201     2362    118   FM5BH        10237         6       34

FM5BH      S       H      FK94    213      0       13     200     1815    125   ZS6UT        10697         2       34

GM3POI     S       H      IO88    390      0       10     380     1755    192   VK3IO        16732         7       57

ON4UN      S       H      JO11    373      5       19     349     1576    188   HP2CWB        8636         7       57

RA1ACJ     S       H      KO59    327      6       16     305     1513    182   VK3IO        14831         6       54

4X3A       S       H      KM71    189      2       4      183     1467    117   VK3IO        13708         1       18

K9DX       S       H      EN52    452      12      28     412     1389    176   ZL3IX        19815         19      90

NB1B       S       H      FN41    311      1       4      306     1357    153   RN6BN         8137         12      67

K4JA       S       H      FM17    366      12      5      349     1322    165   KH6ND         7908         17      83

N2WW       S       H      DM79    356      10      9      337     1318    163   JH4UYB        9884         15      78

RN6BN      S       H      KN95    232      0       8      224     1284    145   HP2CWB       11350         3       34

HG3M       S       H      JN96    378      0       55     323     1278    172   JT1CO        15310         4       44

RW4PL      S       H      LO56    206      1       6      199     1248    129   VK3IO        13611         2       35

JT1CO      S       H      ON38    120      0       3      117     1233     82   VK6HD         9247         1       11

N5RG       S       H      EM12    304      2       7      295     1221    154   JA3YBK       10698         18      75

UA2FF      S       H      KO04    341      0       4      337     1196    173   JA1CGM        8512         7       55

S50A       S       H      JN75    314      0       29     285     1153    155   VK5GN        15189         4       50

S50U       S       H      JN66    308      12      11     285     1127    169   VK3IO        15986         7       47

WD5R       S       H      EM45    359      4       13     342     1106    160   KH6ND         6709         19      78

N1EU       S       H      FN32    298      3       4      291     1062    142   KH6ND         8112         18      69

7S2E       S       H      KP04    256      0       15     241     994     139   VK6HD        13688         3       43

JH4UYB     S       H      PM64     90      0       6       84     984      64   W8JI         11506         0       8

G4OBK      S       H      IO94    264      2       5      257     971     145   N5RG          7501         4       48

LY7Z       S       H      KO15    306      1       11     294     959     148   JH4UYB        8041         7       48

N8EA       S       H      EN82    318      4       1      313     935     150   HG3M          7516         21      76

VE3QAA     S       H      FN15    250      2       8      240     884     126   RN6BN         8137         17      65

EA6ACC     S       H      JM08    221      0       13     208     869     116   W9UCW         8872         0       28

OK1DX      S       H      JN69    233      0       3      230     861     136   N5UL          8953         7       49

WE3C       S       H      FN20    273      3       13     257     831     127   KH6ND         8001         15      59

LY3UM      S       H      KO24    246      1       4      241     808     143   FM5GU         8453         3       50

VE3ZI      S       H      EN96    163      1       5      157     795     107   PY2FUS        8475         11      43

KC7V       S       H      DM43    195      2       7      186     794     105   JA6LCJ       10245         8       37

YL2PQ      S       H      KO16    262      0       7      255     793     140   VK6HD        13357         3       47

G0CKP      S       H      JO01    246      9       5      232     777     139   W8JI          6922         5       46

NH7O       S       H      BK29     76      1       5       70     771      48   PY2FUS       12635         6       6

HA8BE      S       H      KN06    239      0       7      232     767     138   JA3YBK        8994         4       47

N5UL       S       H      DM82    184      4       1      179     741     114   OK1DX         8953         10      44

AE9B       S       H      EM28    239      0       14     225     714     120   KH6ND         6328         14      63

VE3PN      S       H      FN25    221      5       15     201     703     115   ON6AA         5527         14      56

W8MJ       S       H      EN82    253      2       10     241     702     130   KH6ND         7304         13      59

N6RK       S       H      CM98    158      0       3      155     692      90   JA6LCJ        9196         5       24

K5KG       S       H      EL87    169      1       5      163     679     103   UA2FF         8409         8       51

KI7Y       S       H      CN85    165      1       5      159     672      89   JA5DQH        8274         9       38

DL6RAI     S       H      JN58    263      0       10     253     671     138   PY2FUS        9838         5       44

LY7A       S       H      KO14    233      0       13     220     662     131   JA3YBK        8313         3       44

8S5X       S       H      JO99    218      6       13     199     655     115   KL7RA         6204         5       40

N9RV       S       H      EN70    227      0       2      225     649     123   S58A          7669         14      68

DK2OY      S       H      JO44    245      0       5      240     641     136   FM5GU         7418         5       48

RV1CC      S       H      KO59    180      0       3      177     623     117   JH4UYB        7399         2       37

G3PQA      S       H      IO91    154      0       5      149     622     104   JH4UYB        9480         4       30

K1GU       S       H      FN42    191      5       0      186     614     100   NH7O          8093         10      56

AA6TT      S       H      FN34    162      0       0      162     612      95   KH6ND         8060         12      47

PA5KT      S       H      JO11    192      2       13     177     585     113   K9DX          6599         2       33

G0IVZ      S       H      IO70    147      1       4      142     582      97   VK3IO        17240         4       31

N4AF       S       H      FM15    174      0       2      172     564      97   KH6ND         7959         10      54

K4SV       S       H      EM85    213      0       2      211     562     106   ON6AA         6765         13      56

N4IR       S       H      EM86    249      4       7      238     561     102   N6RK          3345         13      59

K4BAI      S       H      EM72    199      0       0      199     561     105   N6RK          3312         13      56

KU1CW      S       H      EM29    179      0       5      174     548     107   KH6ND         6324         10      53

W2VJN      S       H      CN82    131      2       7      122     541      72   7M3HLQ        8029         8       31

VK3IO      S       H      QF22     26      0       3       23     531      20   G0IVZ        17240         1       0

OK1DRU     S       H      JO70    237      0       9      228     518     124   VE3ZI         6591         6       45

SP5DRH     S       H      KO12    183      1       18     164     516     111   JA5DQH        8436         5       29

G3XGC      S       H      IO91    130      1       5      124     514      91   W9UCW         8145         3       21

DL6LAU     S       H      JO53    209      1       9      199     504     119   JT1CO         6315         6       41

N2WK       S       H      FN03    222      3       7      212     495      99   FM5BH         3644         14      56

OH2KI      S       H      KP20    130      0       1      129     492      94   JH4UYB        7631         1       28

UA9SP      S       H      LO91     94      0       5       89     490      73   JA3YBK        6315         1       9

K3WW       S       H      FN20    218      2       9      207     481      93   G4VGO         5706         12      52

AA3B       S       H      FN20    152      0       2      150     481      91   9A5Y          7093         12      44

RK6BZ      S       H      KN95    115      0       4      111     458      77   JH4UYB        7657         2       16

W3BP       S       H      FM17    162      1       6      155     439      93   ON4UN         6222         13      42

N4GG       S       H      FM19    159      1       0      158     415      90   K6SE          3537         11      52

VO1HP      S       H      GN37     70      0       1       69     406      51   RN6BN         6624         1       14

SM3X       S       H      JP73    116      0       3      113     400      75   JT1CO         5436         2       23

NL7Z       S       H      BP51     50      0       3       47     395      35   VK3IO        12473         3       9

NI6T       S       H      CM97    127      0       3      124     375      67   AJ6T          4101         6       26

W3SO       S       H      FN00    158      0       3      155     373      90   W6BH          3443         13      47

G3LZQ      S       H      IO93     90      0       5       85     366      76   A45XR         5969         2       21

N6ZZ       S       H      DM73     87      0       4       83     353      68   JA5DQH       10306         4       29

N6RO       S       H      CM98     91      0       3       88     350      61   7M3HLQ        8414         6       22

JH2FXK     S       H      PM84     32      0       4       28     342      28   S50U          9436         0       0

W6EU       S       H      CM99    106      1       0      105     325      55   KH6ND         4116         7       22

W6VIO      S       H      DM04     67      0       0       67     322      53   FM5BH         6192         6       17

JY9QJ      S       H      KM71     50      0       5       45     321      41   JA1CGM        9314         0       0

W0UY       S       H      EM18    112      1       4      107     304      74   K7MI          2409         9       37

UV5U       S       H      KO50    102      0       4       98     301      73   EA6ACC        2707         1       15

RA3XO      S       H      KO85     86      0       7       79     289      67   JH4UYB        7280         1       9

SM5D       S       H      JO89     98      0       2       96     285      75   JT1CO         5559         1       20

OK1FCJ     S       H      JO70    135      0       5      130     282      85   JT1CO         6218         5       27

OK1AYY     S       H      JO70    134      1       1      132     281      88   4X3A          2681         4       28

N4UH       S       H      EM95    101      0       6       95     280      63   DF2PY         7114         6       31

N2BJ       S       H      EN61    121      0       2      119     278      70   N7IR          2291         7       40

UA9KM      S       H      MP65     40      0       2       38     278      33   VK3IO        12974         0       4

SM6WQB     S       H      JO68    111      1       3      107     276      78   4X3A          3431         2       21

N4GN       S       H      EM78    101      0       2       99     271      69   FM5BH         3554         5       22

DK7ZT      S       H      JO40    100      0       3       97     259      73   W9UCW         8827         3       21

G3TXF      S       H      IO91     82      0       1       81     253      60   JT1CO         7080         3       13

W0GJ       S       H      EN27     91      0       14      77     244      56   W5VX          2357         5       26

VO1NA      S       H      GN37     35      0       3       32     225      28   RN6BN         6624         1       9

SM7DLK     S       H      JO65    103      0       14      89     224      66   UA9QFF        3210         0       17

N1KWF      S       H      FN32     80      0       6       74     223      51   S58A          6766         7       22

VR2BG      S       H      OL72     32      1       0       31     214      20   GM3POI        9391         0       1

K2AF       S       H      FN20     89      0       6       83     206      57   W6BH          3782         9       28

K4IU       S       H      EN33     84      0       5       79     191      49   WA1Z          1793         1       26

SM7BHM     S       H      JO76     81      1       10      70     178      55   VY2ZM         5228         1       15

WA6BOB     S       H      DM04     39      0       0       39     170      30   JH4UYB        9322         5       9

K6CTA      S       H      CM87     55      0       1       54     156      33   KH6ND         3883         7       5

KG9N       S       H      EN50     52      0       0       52     156      47   FM5BH         3961         3       16

N1MD       S       H      FN41     60      0       2       58     137      39   FM5BH         3145         2       17

WF3J       S       H      FM18     66      0       0       66     136      48   KV4FZ         2604         2       23

G4BUO      S       H      JO01     32      0       1       31     136      28   NO2R          5742         1       7

N0NM       S       H      PJ27     16      0       1       15     105      10   VK6HD         4724         0       0

PY2FUS     S       H      GG66     10      0       4       6      102      6    DL6RAI        9838         1       0

K8GG       S       H      EN72     58      1       6       51     100      38   N6RK          3061         0       16

W3GN       S       H      FM19     43      0       1       42      97      36   KV4FZ         2701         1       12

SP6AEG     S       H      JO81     16      0       0       16      76      14   JT1CO         6039         0       3

N8KM       S       H      EM99     35      0       0       35      69      26   VY2ZM         1656         1       14

RA9ST      S       H      LO91     16      0       3       13      58      13   ON6AA         3793         0       0

VY1JA      S       H      CP20     13      0       2       11      56      11   KH6ND         4721         0       2

OE1TKW     S       H      JN88     27      0       3       24      43      23   GM3POI        1721         0       3

W4EF       S       H      DM04     6       0       0       6       12      5    K7RAT         1268         0       2

Single-Operator - Low Power Scores
Callsign Category Power   Grid    Raw     Dupe   Busted   Net    Score   Grids  Best DX call - km       # QRP    # Low 

GU4YOX     S       L      IN89    284      1       6      277     2188    153   W9UCW         8093         3       40

W0AIH      S       L      EN44    312      4       3      305     1924    145   KH6ND         6642         16      77

G4VGO      S       L      JO02    234      0       11     223     1728    136   K5KG          7242         2       46

W1BB       S       L      FN51    260      0       6      254     1686    114   KH6ND         8461         11      61

N0XB       S       L      EN34    282      3       7      272     1676    133   KH6ND         6483         14      71

W3GH       S       L      FN00    251      0       4      247     1666    134   9A5Y          7356         13      64

K4OAQ      S       L      EM97    284      2       3      279     1534    132   KH6ND         7562         14      69

K4OGG      S       L      EM73    270      1       2      267     1470    123   KI7Y          3491         14      65

WA9IRV     S       L      EN54    257      9       0      248     1432    129   KH6ND         6801         16      68

K9MMS      S       L      EN51    252      2       1      249     1424    132   KH6ND         6821         17      67

K1HTV      S       L      FM18    294      4       7      283     1396    123   ON4UN         6148         18      68

K0EJ       S       L      EM66    255      3       4      248     1334    127   KH6ND         7053         15      66

K1NT       S       L      EM13    206      2       9      195     1326    116   KH6ND         6181         13      56

K9WJU      S       L      EN71    271      8       4      259     1280    127   KH6ND         7154         16      72

N7IR       S       L      DM43    153      0       0      153     1246     90   JH4UYB        9959         7       26

W0HW       S       L      EN35    213      5       14     194     1218    114   KH6ND         6484         8       57

G3WPH      S       L      IO91    212      4       4      204     1216    120   JT1CO         7080         4       36

K7SV       S       L      FM18    236      1       5      230     1184    111   K7MI          4021         16      57

N9UC       S       L      EN52    225      0       5      220     1178    121   FM5BH         4102         16      61

WE9V       S       L      EN52    237      6       5      226     1176    113   FM5BH         4102         14      65

K9FO       S       L      EN61    227      0       4      223     1166    110   KH6ND         6988         15      66

A92ZE      S       L      LL56     60      0       0       60     1122     51   EA8AK         8839         0       1 

G4ERP      S       L      IO81    196      4       14     178     1058    107   W4AN          6658         4       36

VE3OSZ     S       L      FN25    191      0       0      191     1046     93   FM5BH         3680         10      51

N8PR       S       L      EL96     94      0       3       91     1040     70   RN6BN        10001         3       27

WA1Z       S       L      FN42    185      0       1      184     1038     86   DF2PY         5952         12      48

WW3S       S       L      EN91    231      1       1      229     1026    106   FM5BH         3561         15      58

N1LN       S       L      EM20    143      0       5      138     1018     98   ON4UN         7935         10      39

K8GU       S       L      EN90    232      1       3      228     1016    102   FM5BH         3475         17      62

K0IR       S       L      EN25    155      1       2      152     998      92   KH6ND         6328         11      50

PA3AAV     S       L      JO22    180      1       3      176     944     108   JT1CO         6619         1       37

VE3KP      S       L      FN04    205      0       5      200     930      91   N6RO          3531         12      56

K4SB       S       L      EM74    168      0       13     155     892      94   S58A          8136         13      45

W2TX       S       L      FN13    201      0       1      200     868      90   W6BH          3623         12      55

KB5NJD     S       L      EM12    140      0       2      138     850      86   KH6ND         6191         8       38

W0YK       S       L      FN21    206      0       6      200     838      90   K7CA          3273         12      48

N8AA       S       L      EN91    180      1       2      177     838      95   K7MI          3582         16      51

W7GG       S       L      CN94    127      0       1      126     838      68   FM5BH         6523         8       24

K6SE       S       L      DM15    114      0       1      113     792      66   KH6ND         4357         7       21

K8ND       S       L      EN80    165      2       2      161     790      93   W6IXP         3223         13      53

WT9U       S       L      EN71    193      4       3      186     784      98   K7CA          2439         13      60

EU1TA      S       L      KO33    133      0       1      132     764      90   A92ZE         3594         1       29

W4SAA      S       L      EL95    110      2       5      103     764      69   K7RAT         4342         3       28

K7RE       S       L      DN84    116      0       1      115     758      78   N1EU          2424         9       28

K7BG       S       L      DN47     97      1       0       96     740      63   KH6ND         5154         7       23

AD8P       S       L      EN80    160      0       3      157     724      91   W6BH          3104         9       48

G3TJE      S       L      IO81    114      1       3      110     724      77   RU9TC         4048         1       22

N7RT       S       L      EM32    118      0       3      115     716      78   KV4FZ         3263         5       40

K6NR       S       L      DM14     76      0       0       76     710      53   JA6LCJ        9750         5       13

OK1MCW     S       L      JO70    146      0       5      141     690      96   N2WPN         6316         3       24

ON6AB      S       L      JO21    157      1       8      148     678      92   VE1ZZ         4950         3       32

PA0INA     S       L      JO22    152      2       9      141     668      91   KI1G          5634         3       29

SM5BFJ     S       L      JO79    100      0       1       99     648      72   JA3YBK        8314         2       19

G0VQR      S       L      IO91    124      0       3      121     638      76   VE1ZZ         4552         3       28

HB9CZF     S       L      JN47    138      2       1      135     626      89   UA9SP         3579         1       29

K2YWE      S       L      FM19    152      1       6      145     618      77   FM5GU         3182         11      47

K0RI       S       L      DM78    101      0       3       98     610      73   KH6ND         5456         5       29

RW9QA      S       L      MO25     53      0       3       50     606      42   G0IVZ         4533         1       5

N2ED       S       L      FN20    127      0       6      121     604      70   KH6ND         8001         7       37

VE7SL      S       L      CN88     75      0       3       72     590      51   KH6ND         4377         4       16

K9CW       S       L      EN50    120      0       0      120     586      75   N6RO          2747         5       38

OM4DN      S       L      JN98    127      0       0      127     584      82   UA9SP         2852         2       22

NA4K       S       L      EM75    116      0       2      114     560      71   W6BH          2935         6       39

N0AX       S       L      CN87     77      0       1       76     554      48   FM5BH         6738         8       14

N9NE       S       L      EN54    126      2       2      122     542      70   K5KG          1961         8       36

K9RB       S       L      EM90     84      0       5       79     536      56   DF2PY         7502         2       23

KN4Y       S       L      EM70    107      0       6      101     528      75   FM5BH         3028         2       31

WQ5L       S       L      EM50     92      0       0       92     524      69   KI7Y          3384         6       34

NY4N       S       L      EM66    124      0       8      116     520      73   K7CA          2310         8       38

KI7WO      S       L      EM28     98      1       0       97     518      67   K7RAT         2433         5       27

F8BPN      S       L      JN05    101      0       7       94     512      55   RW4PL         3625         0       21

LY3BA      S       L      KO26    100      0       2       98     512      73   UA9AX         2261         2       14

OK2BOB     S       L      JN89    135      0       5      130     504      84   RU9TC         2812         1       24

KJ5WX      S       L      EM46     94      0       1       93     478      62   K7RAT         2850         4       34

W4NZ       S       L      EM75    101      0       2       99     472      67   N2WW          1820         6       37

VE3CR      S       L      FN03    117      0       0      117     462      63   N2WW          2207         7       35

N2NC       S       L      FN20     90      0       1       89     458      58   ON4UN         5873         7       31

W7AT       S       L      CN84     60      0       4       56     454      41   KV4FZ         6140         4       14

N4ZR       S       L      FM19    103      0       0      103     450      58   N2WW          2399         8       32

DK1IS      S       L      JN59    118      0       7      111     444      80   VE1ZZ         5427         1       23

UA9WZ      S       L      LO74     42      0       0       42     434      36   JA3YBK        6483         1       2

PA0MIR     S       L      JO22    102      0       7       95     432      71   RU9TC         3496         1       17

HA8LNA     S       L      KN06    104      2       6       96     428      63   G4ERP         1833         0       17

HB9ARF     S       L      JN36     88      0       0       88     414      64   VE1ZZ         5292         0       18

K8IR       S       L      EN65     95      1       2       92     408      56   N5RG          1680         3       30

8S0W       S       L      JO99     73      0       1       72     404      53   JT1CO         5460         1       14

PA3GVI     S       L      JO22     96      0       7       89     396      63   NB1B          5634         1       19

AA8TC      S       L      EN72     89      2       4       83     392      59   KV4FZ         3358         7       28

N8BJQ      S       L      EN80     99      0       3       96     390      60   FM5BH         3587         5       34

KN5H       S       L      DM43     52      0       0       52     388      41   KH6ND         4881         5       13

S56A       S       L      JN76     86      0       3       83     386      60   RU9TC         3080         1       12

OM7VF      S       L      JN98     88      0       3       85     376      62   RU9TC         2715         0       14

SM6IQD     S       L      JP93     66      0       5       61     372      49   S50A          2019         1       10

N9CK       S       L      EN53     72      0       0       72     368      55   K7RAT         2694         4       29

NI5F       S       L      EM42     70      0       6       64     366      49   KI7Y          3097         3       23

W8RU       S       L      EN82     82      0       0       82     362      56   KV4FZ         3255         5       29

N4VV       S       L      EM86     81      0       2       79     352      58   FM5BH         3274         4       28

K0INT      S       L      DM04     70      0       4       66     352      36   JH4UYB        9322         5       8

K0UK       S       L      DM59     56      0       7       49     340      42   KH6ND         5123         2       14

JM3CRK     S       L      QM05     31      1       1       29     338      23   S58A          9345         0       3

N0EO       S       L      EN36     65      0       2       63     334      48   N4PN          2011         3       22

DJ3RA      S       L      JO72     72      0       0       72     332      53   VY2ZM         5412         1       15

HA3LI      S       L      JN96     64      0       2       62     328      48   UA9SP         2942         2       12

UA4FER     S       L      LO23     54      0       4       50     328      43   GM3POI        2981         0       1

SQ9FMU     S       L      JO90     81      1       3       77     320      56   RW4PL         2204         0       13

N7WA       S       L      CN87     66      0       1       65     318      33   KE9I          2913         5       11

SM7ATL     S       L      JO86     76      0       3       73     312      55   GU4YOX        1545         0       11

F6HHR      S       L      JO10     69      0       0       69     310      53   UY5ZZ         2347         0       12

W4NTI      S       L      EM73     65      0       3       62     306      45   N2WW          1907         2       23

OK1DKO     S       L      JO60     79      0       2       77     304      60   RN6BN         2007         0       15

W3CP       S       L      FM19     76      0       3       73     300      47   FM5BH         3182         4       21

OK1VBA     S       L      JO70     75      0       2       73     300      55   RU9TC         2911         1       15

LY2MM      S       L      KO14     71      0       9       62     300      51   UA9AX         2433         1       8

DL5SVB     S       L      JO63     97      6       18      73     286      52   EI0CZ         1476         1       15

N7LOX      S       L      CN87     52      0       1       51     284      30   KH6ND         4322         4       9

PA3BFH     S       L      JO22     59      0       0       59     280      48   UA3AB         2107         1       10

K1EP       S       L      FN42     75      0       1       74     278      42   N5RG          2540         2       22

SM7EH      S       L      JO77     57      0       1       56     274      41   RN6BN         2116         1       10

ON6TJ      S       L      JO20     64      0       0       64     268      50   RA1ACJ        1924         0       12

WA3AAN     S       L      FN20     78      1       4       73     258      42   K0HA          1861         2       20

N9TF       S       L      EN52     57      0       1       56     258      46   KI7Y          2728         3       19

N4MM       S       L      FM09     55      0       4       51     258      45   ON4UN         6204         3       18

UA9QFF     S       L      MO25     32      0       2       30     242      26   G4VGO         4062         0       2

W0ZQ       S       L      EN34     52      1       0       51     240      38   N1EU          1629         1       21

PA0JED     S       L      JO31     61      0       2       59     238      46   RA1ACJ        1745         0       9

DL1JFM     S       L      JO60     60      0       6       54     226      41   RU9TC         3045         0       13

DL3KWR     S       L      JO64     52      0       0       52     222      42   RN6BN         2099         1       11

VK6VZ      S       L      OF75     7       0       0       7      214      7    GM3POI       14806         0       0

K6DGW      S       L      CM98     59      0       3       56     208      27   K5TR          2200         6       7

JE1TSD     S       L      PM95     24      0       1       23     198      18   4X3A          9163         0       3

F6FJE      S       L      JN27     45      0       0       45     194      37   RA1ACJ        2159         0       9

W5ODD      S       L      EL09     32      0       1       31     188      27   K4JA          2222         3       13

G0MTN      S       L      IO92     36      0       1       35     176      31   RA1ACJ        2119         0       5

W7ZR       S       L      DM24     41      0       2       39     174      27   K0HA          1722         5       7

W8PN       S       L      EN91     50      0       2       48     172      35   W5TM          1544         1       15

VE7IN      S       L      CN89     28      0       1       27     172      21   KE9I          2920         2       7

W8XY       S       L      EN90     50      0       2       48     162      31   N2WW          2047         3       16

SP3CQP     S       L      JO82     39      0       0       39     154      33   G0IVZ         1538         0       4

PA3AFF     S       L      JO21     34      0       3       31     154      29   UW2ZM         1884         0       4

N2CG       S       L      FN20     33      0       0       33     150      32   N5RG          2154         1       13

KI6IV      S       L      CM99     60      1       23      36     134      24   K9DX          2698         0       8

VA3IX      S       L      EN93     44      1       4       39     130      28   NA4W          1329         1       14

AD6WL      S       L      DM14     19      0       0       19     126      17   KH6ND         4340         3       3

RA1AR      S       L      KO59     28      0       1       27     124      23   G4OBK         2002         1       1

K7UIR      S       L      CN85     44      0       5       39     116      19   KE9I          2921         2       9

DJ9AO      S       L      JO50     37      0       1       36     112      27   GM3POI        1267         0       6

W8HCS      S       L      EN75     30      0       3       27     112      19   VY2ZM         1703         1       15

SM7BJW     S       L      JO65     25      0       0       25     110      24   HA3MQ         1190         0       0

W0TY       S       L      EM48     25      0       1       24      96      19   K1GU          1748         0       10

ON4CAS     S       L      JO21     25      0       1       24      84      22   UA2FF         1123         0       4

UR4III     S       L      KN87     16      0       0       16      82      14   7S2E          2126         0       0

JE1SPY     S       L      PM95     16      0       0       16      74      12   KH6ND         6166         0       3

EA3ALV     S       L      JN11     17      0       4       13      70      12   RN6BN         2921         0       2

K0MPH      S       L      EN35     15      0       1       14      68      12   N7JW          1885         0       8

WB2ART     S       L      FN30     22      1       1       20      54      15   K9MMS         1349         0       6

JK2VOC     S       L      PM84     15      0       0       15      36      9    8N1OGA        964          0       3

F5RAB      S       L      JN08     9       0       0       9       36      9    LA0CX         1386         0       0

Single-Operator - QRP Scores
Callsign Category Power   Grid    Raw     Dupe   Busted   Net    Score   Grids  Best DX call - km       # QRP    # Low 

VY2ZM      S       Q      FN86    288      2       3      283     6072    139   RN6BN         7290         11      58

N5IA       S       Q      DM52    185      0       3      182     2752    108   VK3IO        13422         7       33

N0TT       S       Q      EM29    192      1       0      191     2240    105   KH6ND         6324         9       55

N8VW       S       Q      EN80    231      9       5      217     2080    109   NH7O          7129         13      66

NC7J       S       Q      DN41    116      0       0      116     1444     70   KH6ND         4992         5       24

UA2FZ      S       Q      KO04    124      0       0      124     1308     85   JT1CO         5631         1       21 

WJ9B       S       Q      FM06    115      0       3      112     924      61   KV4FZ         2516         5       34

WA4PGM     S       Q      FM07    103      0       0      103     900      66   K7CA          2991         8       36

K5NZ       S       Q      EM20     79      0       0       79     896      58   AA6TT         2476         3       31

RN1AO      S       Q      KP50     66      0       0       66     820      54   G0IVZ         2492         1       9

K0KX       S       Q      EN35     65      0       1       64     788      45   W6UM          2603         6       21

N2CU       S       Q      FN02    101      0       0      101     748      59   K5RX          1865         8       31

K8FH       S       Q      EN91     90      0       0       90     740      58   K7RE          1819         2       35

N0IJ       S       Q      EN36     62      1       0       61     696      47   W2VJN         2413         4       24

N6WG       S       Q      CM87     72      1       4       67     656      35   KH6ND         3883         4       11

K8CV       S       Q      EN82     75      0       3       72     536      47   N5RG          1659         4       27

KR2Q       S       Q      FN20     83      0       1       82     532      45   N0XB          1542         4       23

W8PT       S       Q      FM09     81      0       8       73     512      48   N5RG          1795         6       27

K6EI       S       Q      CM97     53      0       2       51     492      32   KH6ND         4053         4       9

W4FMS      S       Q      EN72     67      0       3       64     464      43   N5RG          1533         3       28

DL1LAW     S       Q      JN59     48      0       1       47     352      38   RA1ACJ        1697         0       7

W1CSM      S       Q      FN42     40      0       0       40     340      26   N0XB          1788         4       13

G3YMC      S       Q      IO91     36      0       0       36     292      30   RA1ACJ        2183         0       8

OK1FCA     S       Q      JO70     45      0       1       44     272      31   7S2E          1598         0       3

WB6BWZ     S       Q      EM73     39      0       2       37     272      30   VE3QAA        1498         0       9

K6MI       S       Q      DM06     30      0       4       26     220      16   NH7O          3978         1       6

OM6AJO     S       Q      JN99     26      0       0       26     172      23   GM3POI        1744         0       1

VY2MGY     S       Q      FN04     28      0       2       26     168      24   NA4W          1502         0       9

VA7MM      S       Q      CN89     24      0       1       23     156      12   NL7Z          2094         0       8

GW0VSW     S       Q      IO81     12      1       1       10      84      9    RA1ACJ        2295         0       2

KX7L       S       Q      CN87     13      0       0       13      72      10   K6CTA         1111         0       3

Multi-Operator - High Power Scores
Callsign Category Power   Grid    Raw     Dupe   Busted   Net    Score   Grids  Best DX call - km       # QRP    # Low 

9A5Y       M       H      JN85    329      1       9      319     1320    174   W9UCW         9627         7       54

KE9I       M       H      EN61    425      3       15     407     1268    179   9A5Y          7783         21      89

JA3YBK     M       H      PM84     82      2       1       79     1111     64   W9UCW        11189         0       11

OH2BO      M       H      KP20    269      1       10     258     1075    155   VK3IO        15165         5       44

K7SCX      M       H      EM15    278      0       6      272     922     142   KH6ND         6166         9       67

S50C       M       H      JN76    301      2       8      291     848     156   JH0BDK        9163         5       50

NO2R       M       H      FN20    269      0       20     249     783     122   RN6BN         8446         12      58

AJ6T       M       H      FN31    248      1       8      239     725     114   KH6AT         7950         12      59

K7RAT      M       H      CN85    189      0       6      183     715      98   FM5BH         6698         9       41

Multi-Operator - Low Power Scores
Callsign Category Power   Grid    Raw     Dupe   Busted   Net    Score   Grids  Best DX call - km       # QRP    # Low 

W2GD       M       L      FM29    308      1       13     294     1612    125   KH6ND         8027         14      69

W5TM       M       L      EM15    210      6       1      203     1236    111   KH6ND         6166         11      57

YU1RA      M       L      KN04    117      0       5      112     614      76   RU9TC         2767         0       20

AE9ZH      M       L      EN54     70      0       5       65     248      41   W1BB          1661         1       26

Multi-Operator - QRP Scores
Callsign Category Power   Grid    Raw     Dupe   Busted   Net    Score   Grids  Best DX call - km       # QRP    # Low 

K7CA       M       Q      DM37    205      0       1      204     3692    116   KH6ND         4746         11      51

K5GO       M       Q      EM36    169      1       9      159     1660     99   W7AT          2676         10      47

KR0B       M       Q      EN36    109      3       4      102     1084     64   NB1B          1843         6       30

Soapbox

Conditions appeared to be excellent, but many I called didn't hear me. 
There seemed to be much less activity than in past years.
I took a break from 0205 to 0240 on 29 December.
In order to get 1 point credit for stations that didn't give locator, I had to
trick the software by entering my own grid square (KM71) as if it was received.
This was done for 4 QSOs with:  LZ8T, F5LQ, UA3YBB, EA8AK
Please recalculate my score.  I'm sure the above (1468) is not correct. - 4X3A
First time out in the Stew Perry Challenge. I enjoyed it tremendously and was surprised
to be called by VK6HD, S9SS, VR2BG and a few other nice ones.
No USA or Canada in the log as usual on the lower bands.
I heard NB1B rather well but only got 2E? from him. I guess being at 64 degrees
north (KP04ke) has some drawback. But this was compensated with the nice points I got
for working continental European stations - most were worth 4 or 5 pts per QSO.
I will be back next year probably with a vertical antenna as well as the inverted 
dipole I used now. I might even ad a couple of beverages for listening. - 7S2E
VERY BAD CONDITION , SIGNAL WERE RATER WEAK EVEN FROM BIG
GUNS , ALSO NIGHT WITH RAIN DIDN'T HELP AT ALL , TO  MUCH QRN
SO SOME SIGNALS COULD BE NEVER HEARD TO GET COMPLETE CALL
THIS WAY WILL APOLOGIZE TO THOSE STATION WHO HAVE CALLED 
WITHOUT SUCCESS !
CU NEXT YEAR AGAIN , HOPE IN BETTER CONDITION ! - 9A5Y
Only worked for a couple of hours.  Very fun though.  I have never done 
any 160 contesting before.  I will definitely have to work on my low band anten - AD6WL
Just couldn't get fired up this time.  - AE9B
AJ6T and K1VW multi-op at K1VW QTH in Connecticut FN31.
KW with two element inverted L plus Beverages.
Very disappointed at abysmal conditions-weak signals and high noise.
Failed installation of new Bev in the marsh at the start of the contest got us
off to a late start. - AJ6T
Vy gd to wrk in this contest with my little stn, abt.5W out - DL1LAW
Test for CQWW160. Using an old medium wave broadcast antenna,
a 96 meter high vertical. TX worked very well, but RX difficult. 
Best QSO: At 0609 KL7RA called in to say HNY. - DL6RAI
EQUIPMENT, YAESU FT-847, POWER 100 W,
ANTENNA, LINEAR LOADED SLOPER                - EA3ALV
AGE: 19 YEARS OLD - EU1TA
My first entry to this contest (I never heard before) - F5RAB
IC706MKIIG 60W - LONG WIRE - F6FJE
FIRST TIME I TOOK PART IN THIS TEST
HAD VY FUN , WILL JOIN AGN NEXT YEAR SURE!
VY 73 AND HNY TO ALL ! DENIS - F6HHR
Could only spend a few hours this year however conditions seemed to be good early onl - G0IVZ
ONY 6 HRS OPERATION BUT ENJOYABLE. TKS - G3TJE
[Creating this Cabrillo file manually took almost as much time
as I was on the air for the contest]. The TBDC is an excellent
event. The simple exchange format is great. If only I had a
decent top-band antenna/low noise QTH at home! - G3TXF
Rig Elecraft K2 5W Ant 30ft vertical

Not really a serious entry, but once started I realised I was
duty bound to put in an entry! My top band set up is far from
ideal, having a very small plot in an urban location.

I also have a high local noise level which was very bad on Saturday
which didn't help. By I had problems getting some stations to hear
my QRP signals, and it is apparent some have far better receivers
than others. - G3YMC
Condx Fair but the NA path was not very good.

Why not make the exchange 6 letter grid square then the
distance can be calculated accurately per Q - GM3POI
My first SP entry. Had loads of fun stringing out a
beverage to 300 deg an hour before the contest. I
nearly fell off my seat when KL7RA called me ! Pleased
to give GU to the deserving. Tks for your patience !
73 hope to see you next year. Bob - GU4YOX
I participate on LowPower SingleOp. The condition was very poor this year. 
My score  was 1999year 466, 2000year 326, 2001year 660 and this year was
only 76 points.!
I could not contact with U.S.A. stations. When the sunset time of JA1 earea, 
I could hear a few U.S.A. station, and I called them but I could not get answer
from them. When the sunrise time of U.S.A. west coast, I was looking forward
to U.S.A. signal, but I could hear them. My 160m antenna is on my balcony    .
of my small apartment in the urban area. My antenna is only 10m length     
fishing rod. But It has 40 radials in my small balcony which like many lat nets (hi).
Almost of my ham friends who look at my small fishing red antenna say,
"I can't believe why you can QSO with many DX stations with using such like
small poor antenna & 100W from like this location (amount of buildings)."
I attach a photo of my fishing rod antenna in my balcony of my small
apartment. I took a photo with my antenna & my child.  - JE1SPY
Condex for US was so bad. See you again next! - JE1TSD
Great Contest. Rest 22:10-10:10. E-mail;jh4uyb@jarl.com - JH4UYB
TERRIBLE FLU STRUCK...BAD ENOUGH WITH OUT IT. PTL IN 2003 - K0UK
Used a G5RV up a few feet with an IC756Pro
Heard lots more than I could work, including
ON4UN and FM5BH - K1EP
My first Stew-Perry.  As a 160m relative newbie, a great
way to get my feet wet (immersed!) on top band. - K2YWE
The Stew is always a fun event even if propagation was down from last year. 
Much better to be on the East coast (W4) versus Midwest (W9), hah!  - K4JA
Had fun burning the cobwebs out of the 160 inverted L antenna. - K4SV
CONDX GOOD, NOISE LEVELS LOW, BUT I STILL HEAR MUCH MORE
THAN I CAN WORK. I THINK TX ANT IS WARMING THE OVERHEAD
CLOUDS! - K6DGW
How about including power level category in the exchange so that operators 
can tell which contacts are going to be worth the QRP bonus? - K6EI
4.5 watts out to sloper.  Not a big signal! - K6MI
Didn't hear as many stations this year as last, perhaps conditions were poorer,
or my noise level higher.  Ran 100W to 40' tall Inverted L. - K6NR
During the day Saturday while I was setting up the trailer and the
antenna at my dry salt lake bed QTH, winds were calm.  The balloon
flew with the antenna perfectly vertical. Just before sunset (0048Z),
the mostly cloudy skies cleared and it looked like it would be a nice
night.  Less than two hours later, that all changed!
I started the contest at 0100Z Saturday evening, intending to put in
the 14 hours of allowed operating time by 1500Z which happens to be
exactly at sunrise at my salt lake portable QTH.
The contest started well, with condx appearing to be good with over
100 QSOs logged in the first 1-1/2 hours while running the FT-1000mp
barefoot. One of the highlights was having KH6ND call me well before
set.  Another highlight was working friend K7BV in Newington, CT.
Many other east coast stations were worked and had good signals, and
I felt that condx might even improve as the night wore on.
Then Murphy struck in the worst possible way.  After about 1-1/2 hours
into the contest, the SWR on the balloon-supported vertical went up to as
high as 3:1 (it normally is about 1.2:1).  I took off the headphones
and the reason was obvious -- it was windy and the antenna was
probably far from vertical!
I logged a few more QSOs and then at 0243Z the receiver went dead.
With a flashlight, I went out to the base of the vertical and found
the cause -- the antenna was lying limply on the ground.  No balloon
was at its end.  The 50-lb test fishline I used as a top insulator at
the balloon had come loose in the strong winds.  For all I know, the
balloon may have gone up into the stratosphere before it burst and
came down in Colorado (the winds were from the southwest).
I tied the "top" of the antenna to a short post about 5 feet high and
was only able to raise N7DD for my last QSO in the contest at 0357Z.
I called many other stations, but couldn't even get a "QRZ?" out of
them, so I gave up and went to bed.
I had planned to inflate another balloon when the winds subsided, but
they never did.  In fact, it began to rain which made it even more
unpleasant outside of the trailer.  The wind continued to blow all
night long with gusts of at least 40 mph that made me worried that the
operating trailer would tip over (but it didn't).  
Windy and rainy weather was predicted for the night of the Stew Perry,
and for a change the weatherman hit the nail on the head! - K6SE
Slim pickins at the end.  Not one JA could hear us and we called
many for hours.  Conditions to east coast USA were OK as we made
almost 20% of the contacts there.  See you all next year but
probably not as a QRP multi entry.  - K7CA
Band conditions were poor for most
of the contest.  Still, it was great
fun to participate in a Grid based
event. - K7RE
FIRST outing for the new FT-817, it worked well :-) - K8CV
Just 3.5 hours of operation. RX antennas in disarray / fallen down. - K8ND
Last year I went to a cocktail party and started 5 hours late and
had the highest busted call rate in the world. This year no cocktail
party. Conditions were poor for DX, no JA signals heard. This is the 
first SP with my 9 element array, and it seemed to be doing the job 
hearing the weak signals. CU next year.
John K9DX - K9DX
Conditions fair here, no EU worked.  Rig: FT-100MP, 
Inv L Antenna, 3 one wave beverages. 
Had the Mayor Daily flu but carried on for the STEW-PERRY!!
Thanks for holding the SP.  Will, K9FO, age 72 - K9FO
Wow! I doubled my contacts from last year in about 45 minutes!  I guess the 
new antenna worked... Best DX was KH6ND and it sounded like I was the only  - KB5NJD
Tough conditions, noise level was S-9+ at times, heard no JA's or Eu's, nothing 
from the east coast came through. - KI6IV
Another year at W7RMs, this time used my own call.  Band not as good as past few - KI7Y
Condx were just so-so.  No DX heard and the edges of the continent were 
tough from here in the middle.  In the age category, Iím 64.  In the short  - KJ5WX
Bazooka across the top of pine trees. - KN4Y
ACTIVITY SEEMED MUCH BETTER THAN THE LAST TIME I WAS ON. - KR2Q
This was my first encounter with Stew.  Recovering from
a bad cold, I just wasn't up to pulling a late nighter,
so I thought I'd hand out a few QRP contacts.  Unfortunately
my intermittent power line QRN made an appearance as well.
Grid Squares are fun! - KX7L
I was operated from KO15 grid loc (56N 23O) 
And I was more than 800km  away from Ocean. 
Cndx was not so good!  CU NEXT YEAR - LY7Z
Conditions weren't as sharp as in years past, but I did manage a
QSO with FM5BH.  No EU heard and no JA on Saturday morning - slept
through the Sunday morning sunrise by mistakenly setting the alarm
clock too late.  Duh.  Worked on the RX capabilities and managed
to get rid of some in-shack noises and made the RX antenna switching
work a lot better.  The additional temporary ("Honest, honey, they're
just temporary!") radials did help the transmit efficiency, as well.
Pretty much ready for CQ WW CW 160, I guess! - N0AX
The Topband gremlins were out in droves last night: slow, deep QSB; high absorption (unless 
everyone was QRP?); QRN developing later in the night; 
I was running 1.5KW to an inverted L with 580ft Beverages in 4 directions. - N1EU
Been in every one of these contests since the beginning. Has
become a holiday tradition!
Next year will plan for a more intense entry. - N1MD
GOT A LATE START AND QUICKLY NOTICED
THAT PARTICIPATION WAS DOWN AND BAND
CONDITIONS WERE NOT FAVORABLE - N2CG
Poor condx. The previous day, Eu was vy fb. Noise level started out low but built
73, Howie - N4AF
Condx so-so, operating very gentlemanly... a nice way to end the year. - N4GG
AT 83 I REALLY ENJOY THIS CONTEST ESPECIALLY SEEING
HOW FAR EACH CONTACT IS AS i WORK IT. - N4UH
The highlight was working Ron, VK3IO, without any competition.
It is amazing how the searchlight works. - N5IA
Woke up just before the end of the contest so I decided
to fire up the home station (also operated from W6VIO) - W4EF
Band was very noisy here. One minute a station would be there and the next he
was gone. QSB was very fast.
Worked 3 EU, 3  KH6 and one JA along with FM.
Will be interesting to see what other comment from other sections of the country.
73, Bob, N5RG - N5RG
Good condx here, but insufficient activity. - N6RK
Had planned a full effort in STEW as well as RAC.  During the last hour of RAC, 
power line noise 20 over 9 on 160m.  Blanker knocked the noise down, but strong 
in the towel. Most QSOs were S&P on the loudest sigs.  Looks like I didn't miss much. - N6RO
Condx not so hot here.  Had much better antennas this year, and no
DX contacts.  Didn't seem as many stations on this year, maybe due
propagation.  Worked almost all I could hear.  Only DX was KH6 and
Lost my TX antenna when a mica cap in my matching network failed.
So shut down and went to bed early for a change. - N6WG
Local line noise seemed worse than usual.  The traditional fading
on the band seemed more pronounced than previously noted.  Big
signals would become invisible very quickly, and then return to
being big signals again.... - N6ZZ
Went low power this year to keep the frustration level down. - N7IR
I found conditions generally poor. Was hoping for some EU stations but nil. - N7RT
Yuck! Lousy Band conditions. Always next year - N7WA
With good conditions this may have proved to be
an interesting contest.  As it was, it was very
difficult to find the motivation to continue past
0500z.  I heard RN6BN peak up around 0330z, but then
his signal went down sharply and I knew it would be
a long night.  Best DX was S58A.  Only other EU was
ON4UN. - N9RV
FIRST TIME FOR ME IN CONTEST. HANDED OUT POINTS LAST YEAR,              
DECIDED TO TURN IN LOG THIS YEAR. I REALLY LIKE 160M EVEN THOUGH        
I HAVE LIMITED ANTENNA AND LOW POWER, 100WATTS. STATION EQUIPM:         
TS-2000 100 WATTS, DX-B SINGLE WIRE SLOPER 34' TO 8'EAST. 73, N9TF       - N9TF
This was an experiment to see how a balloon antenna
played.  We set up the station from scratch on the
grounds of Yerkes Observatory, Willams Bay, WI.
Results were very encouraging, but even in
our supposedly quiet location it was clear that
Beverage antennas would have helped immensely. - N9UC
Condx down this year.  No ZS, No 4X, No KH6.  Overall, there did seem to be more activity 
stateside but less DX. - NB1B
Action kinda slow, fell asleep and missed Sunday morning. - NH7O
After some 125 QSO's and not a single DX station heard, and very few 
East Coast, it was clear that condx were not wonderful. I went off to do other thi - NI6T
Very poor conditions here in North. A lot of Aurora. Managed
to catch only a couple of JAs and NA stations. Nice surprise
was KL7RA in the evening. Longest Q VK3IO. - OH2BO
Grids make this one interesting. - OH2KI
EVEN WITH QRPP TX OF 1 WATT INTO 30 MTRS LW IS POSSIBLE 
TO ESTABLISH A LOT OF NICE CONTACTS THANKS TO EXCELLENT - OK1FCA
Terrible conditions to the East. No VK6HD, and heard just 1 JA. JT1CO was great. 
USA: about 75 NA stations worked, lots of very deep QSB, mostly very weak signals.
Good thing I had phased Beverages. Furthest west was K0HA, a few W%'s in Texas and
KL7RA. 45 minutes before my sunrise the HB amp decided to quit with a big bang: a
decoupling C in the RF compartment exploded, with the surge (protecting) resistors.
I repaired it the same day. Maybe I missed the sunrise peak. It is fun as always.
73 John, ON4UN - ON4UN
I PARTICIPATE FOR THE PLEASURE OF THE CW AND TO FIND ALL
MY CONTEST FRIENDS. I UTILIZE ONLY THE S&P METHOD.
MY SMALL PISTOL IS A OLD FT-757GX AND A QUAD LOOP 80M
IN A BAD QTH. MY AGE IS 67 AND I HOPE COME BACK AGAIN
IN 2003. HNY 2003 AND BEST 73 TO ALL! - ON6TJ
Finished the rx-antennas just in time for the contest, pity there was no noise to check
them out...PA3AAV. - PA3AAV
Was just for the fun of it - so it's more of
a checklog - Was not able to spend too much time
on the air - Thanks for organizing and hope to find
more time next year as I did enjoy myself!!!! 73/Herman - PA3BFH
Nice contest. More challenging exchange than with some other contests.
Next year again! - PA5KT
Conditions were really poor here. Nearby thunderstorms pushed the QRN to S9+,
giving no chance to those running QRP. - PY2FUS
I like USA robots!  They are almost as smart as your current President. - S56A
Looks like all USA was using QRP!       - SP5DRH
Highlight - JT1CO answered on second
try!!! Just 5 watts here and 25 m high
dipole. Amaizing! - UA2FZ
I set a new record in this contest: the lowest
score that I have made in all 7 SPTBDCs to date!
Heard nothing from the west coast and worked no
EU stations. Things can only improve next year. - VE3OSZ
Conitions odd, many Eu heard but no response!

Several west cost worked on Eu beverages or better on south south west beverages 
rather than NW especially W7's in Wa - VE3PN
This is a checklog as I had packet cluster connected. I know I'm in a minority of
about one, but it seems to me that packet should be permitted. I am firstly a DXer
and secondly a contester. Therefore, I'm not prepared to take the chance of missing
a 'new one'. Having packet makes not a ha'purth of difference to my score.
Conditions pretty terrible - most of the few Europeans I could hear were coming from
due South! 73 Roger - VE3ZI
My first Stew Perry, I hope I got the scoring and the distance calculations OK.  - VK3IO
Operated from the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse at most extreme
south-western point of Western Australia.  Conditions were
terrible, but the full-size vertical over seawater helped.
Only 7 QSOs using LP (60 - 80W), but lots of fun getting them.
CU NXT YR! - VK6VZ
HIGH SKY NOISE + WEAK SIGNALS = MAYBE NEXT YEAR - VY1JA
ONLY WORKED FOUR HOURS OF THE CONTEST SUNDAY
MORNING AND FOUND CONDX TO BE POOR WITH QRN.
NO DX OPENINGS AT ALL FROM HERE SUNDAY SUNRISE. MAYBE NEXT YEAR! - VY2MGY
HAD FUN DESPITE CONDX - NICE TO SEE OLD FRIENDS AGAIN 73 K1ZM - VY2ZM
VERY ENJOYABLE CONTEST.  LOOK FORWARD TO THE ACTIVITY. - W0HW
Threw up an inverted-L with 2 elevated radials with the apex about 25'
high on a city lot in a suberb of New York City where we were visiting
relatives.  A bit marginal, but I still really enjoyed my first SP.
I could hear great, but many of the distant stations could never
hear me.  Did manage to work a few European and Caribbean stations. - W0YK
Oh well!  My real grid square is CN83.  Sorry about that. - W2VJN
Put up a 60 ft inverted-L for the occasion with 2 quarter wave radials. This worked
better than the old inv-V, but sure miss that salt water ground.  Did heard some EU. 
DF2PY was a true s9, but he was unable to hear my 100 watts.  Very few west 
coast signals were heard .   And the qsb was rapid and deep all night long...seemed
like the ionosphere was shifting  changing and unstable.  When I was not quick and
snappy with exchanges I missed some qso's to fading.  It was great to be qrv from 
home on 160m for the TBDC again.  Am looking forward to next years event already. - W4SAA
Sorry to those I couldn't pull out of the noise. QRN was very bad at my location. 
Hope to have better ears next year - 73 de Mike, W4EF............. - W6VIO
Any band...as long as it has a "6" in it. - W7AT
Cndx sucked ..... Lost interest. - W7GG
The band was quiet but propagation seemed mixed at my end.
Nonetheless, a very enjoyable way to spend some time on the radio. - W8RU
Low activity, lousy conditions.  Omni 6+, 4-sq. - WA9IRV
Hi all. Enjoyed the contest, decided to participate
at the last minute (Saturday), after I saw it listed
on the ARRL website. Used my TS-570D(g) and DX-77 vertical,
with CT logging. Next year maybe an antenna for 160! - WB2ART
First Stew Perry TBDC.
Yaesu FT-817 QRP xcvr to 5-MHz OCF 28-ga insulated wire stealth
antenna up 40 feet in trees next to I-75 in downtown Atlanta
industrial area. SGC SG-237 autotuner. - WB6BWZ
This is my #5 TBDC contest - YU1RA
ITS MY FIRST ATTEMPT. SORRY HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO COUNT SCORE... - LY7A
My second Stew Perry Contest with the Canadian Marconi BH30 amp. 73 Joe VO1NA  - VO1NA
Just a few words for some comments about spots on the DX cluster during the
Stew Perry last night.
I was really sad, when I checked the Spots Data Base on the OH2AQ DX
Cluster, and when I saw that someone did use my call spotting me several
time, writing stupidities and when I read the comment of some of the guys!
I NEVER used autospot, not before, not in the future and I always have been
fair and honest on the bands and will always be.
That's a pity that things like this can happen, I am really sorry.
Anyway, I took a short part in the contest, not too good conditions this
side, only 100 QSO in the log and not a single US station.
See you soon on the band, and Happy 2003 to you all - 88 F8BPN

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