The very successful TJ9PF DXpedition is over and the results are in. A number of Country Uncles did very well in the box count race but there can only be one number one. That Number One title goes to W4JSM - Joe who filled 22 out of 24 possible contact boxes and was in 3rd place overall in the USA. See chart below. Other Country Uncle contacts with TJ9PF are shown below:
W4JSM - 22 W4CSW - 14 K4JRS - 14 KW4CC - 6 W4ASE - 2 K4NV - 1 K4JBJ -1 WT4J - 1 W4HX - 1 (please let us know if anyone was left out)
The TX3A DXpedition went QRT on November 30th 2009. Several Country Uncles had contacts with them.
Milton N4DA - 2 Van KW4CC - 1 Dennis K4NV - 2 Joe W4JSM - 2 Gary W4CSW - 2
But one Country Uncle went well beyond the norm - Barney W4HX had 12 blocks filled as you can see above and with some long calculations we have determined that only 2 hams in zone 5 had more contacts. Congratulations to Barney for a great DX performance - Country Uncle Style.
It seems 6 Meters has been open and a number of Country Uncles have been working some significant DX on 6 meters. In particular Gary WB4CSW and Milton N4DA have been picking up some rare European contacts on 6. In fact, recently Gary got the email below concerning one of his 6 meter contacts - UR7D (to preserve authenticity there was no editing done to the email):
Hi Garry We also glad to cfm our qso is a one station from US in our log in this contest. We complete recive you call but have big qsb with the rx grid loc , but grid loc we take from call data base. We Cfm qso 19.07.2009 at 12:40 utc, 6m band, rst is 53-57 ssb. Vy TNX @73 UR7D Team
The Country Uncles do well in contacting theTS7C DXpedition.
TS7C Final Logbook standings - there were 26 total all mode, all band contacts possible.
Joe W4JSM - 21 total contacts Barney W4HX - 19 total contacts Gary WB4CSW - 16 total contacts Milton N4DA - 10 total contacts Jim K4JRS - 6 total contacts Dennis K4NV - 5 total contacts Van KW4CC - 4 total contacts Tony KE4PK - 2 total contacts
* disclaimer - certainly I may have missed someone - if so please email web master and you will be added ASAP!
One of the Country Uncles was listed on the TS7C web site as making the DXpedition's Digital Honor Role in the North American section with 6 digital contacts - Congratulation to Joe W4JSM
W4JSM In Digital Hall of Fame
A Country Uncle using QRP?
Now just what is wrong with that statement? It is for sure an oxymoron at the very least, but it has been reported to the editor that one of our own has in fact bee caught working some DX on a QRP rig.
Joe Marbury, W4JSM, worked VP6DX - Ducie Island, to the SW on 15 and 12 Meters QRP using the Yaesu FT-817 with the much maligned Bencher Skyhawk. Joe indicated that his night light was using more power than the FT-817 at the time of the contact.
This can not be a trend?
The J5C Dxpedition is Now History
Joe Marbury W4JSM has won the handicap class with 6 SSB contacts. (editor - certainly some comment could be made here but it is just too easy)
Dennis Arnold K4NV placed second in this class with four SSB contacts and one rogue CW contact.
In the overall class Jim Schnurr K4JRS took the lead with 9 combined CW and SSB contacts closely followed by Milton Lord N4DA with 8 combined contacts.
The Country Uncles are anxiously awaiting the next DXpedition to land.
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