1998 6Y2A Claimed Results (submitted to CQ Contest)

 CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST -- 1998


      Call: 6Y2A                     Country:  Jamaica
      Mode: CW                       Category: Multi Multi
      Zone: 8

      BAND     QSO   QSO PTS  PTS/QSO   ZONES COUNTRIES


      160     1159     2594     2.24     22      86
       80     1911     4768     2.50     29     107
       40     3975    10442     2.63     36     134
       20     4208    11158     2.65     38     151
       15     3505     9167     2.62     39     151
       10     3226     8201     2.54     33     127
     ---------------------------------------------------

     Totals  17984    46330     2.58    197     756  =  44,152,490
 

 

Comments as posted on the 6Y2A claimed score on 3830 Reflector:


Raw QSOs: 19,052

Our congratulations to the fine performances of all the other major M/M
teams this year: TI1C, 5V7A, J6DX & J3A. This was sure a lively
competition. Based on the rumors, the 6Y2A score should stand as the new
M/M World Record, M/M North American Record, All-Time CW QSO Record, and New
40m QSO Record... and this was all done from a 2-point location!

6Y2A Band Captains:
160: N6BT (Tom)
80: N6BV (Dean)
40: W9QA (Dave)
20: N6TV (Bob) & W4SO (Scott)
15: AG9A (Mark) & KE7X (Fred)
10: K2KW (Kenny, 6Y2A Team Leader)

Team Assistants: AF7Y (Dennis), K7CO (JT)

Antennas/Equipment:

All antennas were provided by
Force 12 Antennas. Antenna strategy designed
by N6BT, K2KW and N6BV.

160: 2 element vertical parasitic array, fixed due north, FT-1000MP,
Alpha 76CA

80m: 2 element vertical parasitic array fixed on Europe, and a similar
one fixed on USA/JA. IC-765, Ten-Tec Titan

40: 2 element parasitic vertical ZR array, only 15' (4.5m) tall, fixed
on Europe, similar array fixed on USA/JA (same antenna system as last year).
FT-1000MP, MLA2500

20m: 4 element vertical parasitic/phased array fixed on EU, 2 element
vertical parasitic array fixed on USA/JA (same as last year), 2 ele Yagi at
25' (7m). FT-1000MP, Alpha 86.
WX0B StackMatch was used to select any or
all antennas at the same time.

15m: 4 element vertical dipole parasitic/phased array fixed on Europe, 2
element vertical dipole parasitic array fixed on USA/JA, 2 ele Yagi at 27'
(8m). FT-1000MP, Alpha 374.
WX0B StackMatch was used to select any or all
antennas at the same time.

10m: 4 element vertical dipole parasitic/phased array fixed on Europe, 2
element vertical dipole parasitic array fixed on USA/JA, 2 ele Yagi at 18'
(5m). FT-1000MP, MLA2500.
WX0B StackMatch was used to select any or all
antennas at the same time.

RX: 300' (91m) USA/JA beverage, Europe EWE, 25' (7m) high dipoles for
80/160. None of them heard as well as the main vertical array, even through
the QRN.

No rotators were used; the Yagis were rotated manually.

All antennas fit into 6 golf club carriers and were checked baggage. Total
weight of antennas (including cases, tools, and hardware) was 410 pounds
(186 kg). There were a total of 28 vertical elements on the major HF bands,
unlike any other amateur antenna system we have heard of.

With the exception of generators, this was a complete field-day type
expedition, as there was nothing at the QTH, and we brought all equipment
and antennas to Jamaica with us. All equipment and antennas were brought
back to the USA after the contest (the 5000' (1524m) of coax stayed in
Jamaica). We calculated we brought close to 2400 pounds (1090 kg) of
equipment/antennas with us on the airplane, and didn't have to pay excess
baggage costs as it all met standard check-in requirements.

High Points:

Everything! What great conditions, and a great team. The synergy of this
team is evident by the profound respect we all have for each other. There
is a vast array of technical talent that has made this expedition a success.

CT 9.37, with -LOOP networking, performed flawlessly. DX-Telnet to OH2AQ
"DX Summit" helped us work many multipliers (
http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs).

160m: N6BT and K2KW will remember this band for a long time. The antenna
produced such a loud signal that we could run Europeans (simplex) and send
"2P?" and ONLY YL2PP would respond. Even better is when K2KW worked "N7?"
to be corrected as N7FU... K2KW responded FU TU 6Y2A... N6BT and K2KW were
in tears when we quickly realized what Kenny had sent!

80m: N6BV working 918 Europeans.

40m: W9QA made a "stealth QSO" with JT1A. Dave found them before the band
was really open, before they were spotted. While Dave could just barely
hear a whisper of them, he could hear the operator comment about he was
surprised to hear 6Y2A. Being called in the last few moments by TZ6DX and
3V8BB. And obviously breaking last year's 40M world record for QSOs. The
total reliability and performance of the Force 12 ZRs! The great bunch of
guys who just left me alone to crank out the Qs all weekend!

20m: With the band open to Europe, U.S. and JA at the beginning of the
contest, N6TV made 226 QSOs in the first hour, followed by a 201 QSO hour.
With luck, audio clips of this hour may be available on our Website soon.
The other highlight was working 5H3US in the last hour of the contest for a
double multiplier. 5H3US was working mostly Europe, but he was savvy enough
to get Europe to quiet down so he could hear the weak tail-ender with the
weird "2A" in the call.

10m: Amazing conditions on this band, with S9++ signals from Europe and
Japan. The European pileups were the same size as a typical new country
coming on the air for the first time. K2KW had his all-time high rate of
219/hour running a combination of EU and USA. Guess we were loud on this
band. :)

Low points:

o Lack of JA opening on 80 and 160m. Last year 80m worked 375 JA stations
in the contest, this year there were only 24.
o Long path to Asia on 10, 15, 20 was blocked by the cliff to the south,
though we knew it was there for most other Caribbean and East Coast
stations.
o Significant FT-1000MP AGC problems with all radios due to the huge pileups
and loud signals
o QRN on 80 & 160m. 160m could have logged a few hundred more EU stations
if we could only hear a little better on Friday night (S-9 QRN). The
Saturday night EU opening was just spectacular with S-9++ signals from all
over EU and the Middle East (with S-0 QRN) but the volume was down compared
to Friday evening.
o 40m - Being unable to break the huge and constant packet pile-ups on XU1A
and XZ1N, who could be heard both in the morning and in the evening.
Frustration with being unable to pick full callsigns out of the pile up due
to the FT-1000MP's AGC problem.
o 20m - Connector failure in the coax to the JA antenna during the peak of
the JA opening Saturday night.
o Salt accumulation caused arcing, which created unfilterable interstation
interference.

Lucky Points:
o Huge waves knocked down several verticals and radial systems the morning
AFTER the contest.
o Electrical power went off 23 hours AFTER the end of the contest.

Neat Statistics:
o 18 hours when QSOs were made on 6 bands
o ~320 stations worked us on 6 bands (up from ~225 last year)
o ~9200 unique callsigns in the log, around half of which were NOT in the
1997 log!

73,
Kenny K2KW
6Y2A Team Leader
QSL via WA4WTG
Questions and comments to:
mailto:k2kw@prodigy.net


Continent Statistics

6Y2A CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi 29 Nov 1998 2015z

		     160   80   40   20   15   10  ALL   percent

North America   CW  941  993 1541 1543 1421 1575 8014    42.1
South America   CW    6   19   40   39   94  102  300     1.6
Europe          CW  274  921 1982 2303 1636 1345 8461    44.4
Asia            CW    9   50  566  547  504  354 2030    10.7
Africa          CW   10   12   22   26   28   22  120     0.6
Oceania         CW   14    9   21   30   32   19  125     0.7

 BREAKDOWN QSO/mults  6Y2A  CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST  Multi Multi

HOUR      160      80       40       20       15       10    HR TOT  CUM TOT  

   0   114/13   106/34   191/52   226/27    31/20    23/16  691/162  691/162
   1    88/3    101/16   202/11   201/11    27/18     9/7    628/66 1319/228
   2    92/12   128/9    209/8    142/22    16/6      3/1    590/58 1909/286
   3    72/9    135/4    208/7     73/23    10/6      1/0    499/49 2408/335
   4    84/9    133/6    167/5     57/12     3/1      6/1    450/34 2858/369
   5    83/5    119/1    166/3     29/5      7/2       .     404/16 3262/385
   6    75/5     93/18   169/9     86/6      1/0       .     424/38 3686/423
   7    42/9     75/3     97/15   130/10      .        .     344/37 4030/460
   8    32/1     30/6    146/2    100/6     .....    .....   308/15 4338/475
   9    16/4     30/1    117/6    133/4       .        .     296/15 4634/490
  10    12/0     41/1     34/7     65/2      3/5       .     155/15 4789/505
  11    24/2     62/6    157/4    104/4    154/28    56/28   557/72 5346/577
  12      .       2/0     85/3     78/3    170/12   161/24   496/42 5842/619
  13      .        .      25/0     77/3    152/5    164/15   418/23 6260/642
  14      .        .       5/0     37/5    140/12   132/1    314/18 6574/660
  15      .        .        .      86/5    158/13   168/5    412/23 6986/683
  16    .....    .....     3/0    109/1    165/4    219/2    496/7  7482/690
  17      .        .       1/0    108/1    153/7    209/6    471/14 7953/704
  18      .        .        .     119/0    143/6    158/4    420/10 8373/714
  19      .        .        .     116/3    161/4    138/2    415/9  8788/723
  20     1/1      1/1      9/4    143/4    125/0    105/4    384/14 9172/737
  21     3/0      2/0     82/3    135/3    100/1     98/6    420/13 9592/750
  22     9/0     15/2    131/0    125/4    107/2    151/1    538/9 10130/759
  23    24/0     48/6    126/5    104/4    137/3     80/4    519/2210649/781
   0    35/4     48/3    115/2    119/0    120/6      2/2    439/1711088/798
   1    55/6     94/4    129/0     93/0     31/2      4/1    406/1311494/811
   2    44/4    101/2    133/3    118/0      5/0      2/0    403/9 11897/820
   3    48/4     85/4    117/2     52/1      7/1     10/1    319/1312216/833
   4    64/4    116/1    115/2     51/2      8/2      1/0    355/1112571/844
   5    44/0     95/0    117/1     43/1      3/0       .     302/2 12873/846
   6    26/4     96/1    121/1     52/1      1/0       .     296/7 13169/853
   7    21/2     72/1    103/1     43/1       .        .     239/5 13408/858
   8    17/1     24/0    120/1      8/0     .....    .....   169/2 13577/860
   9     6/0     16/0     66/2     66/0       .        .     154/2 13731/862
  10    10/2      4/3     60/5     65/0      5/0       .     144/1013875/872
  11     8/2     27/3     77/1     54/5    121/7     76/2    363/2014238/892
  12      .        .      53/0     64/0    118/3    157/2    392/5 14630/897
  13      .        .      20/0     56/0     79/0    141/2    296/2 14926/899
  14      .        .       5/0     47/0    106/2    108/0    266/2 15192/901
  15      .        .       5/0     29/0    119/3    124/4    277/7 15469/908
  16    .....    .....    .....    73/0    108/2    113/5    294/7 15763/915
  17      .        .        .      86/2    100/2    129/1    315/5 16078/920
  18      .        .       2/0     99/2    100/0     73/1    274/3 16352/923
  19      .        .       6/0     92/1    101/1     72/2    271/4 16623/927
  20      .        .       6/0     71/1    119/2     90/3    286/6 16909/933
  21      .        .      70/2     82/0     93/0     94/4    339/6 17248/939
  22     2/0      3/0    105/2     69/0     99/1    107/0    385/3 17633/942
  23     8/2      9/0    100/1     93/4     99/1     42/3    351/1117984/953
DAY1   771/73 1121/114 2330/144 2583/168 1963/155 1881/127    .....10649/781
DAY2   388/35   790/22  1645/26  1625/21  1542/35  1345/33      .   7335/172
TOT  1159/108 1911/136 3975/170 4208/189 3505/190 3226/160      .  17984/953
 

 


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