Last Updated 13 April 2009 2100z
2009 IBM QSO Party
I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE ALL OF THOSE WITH ZERO SCORE WITH A SPECIAL THANKS FOR UNREWARDED EFFORT.
AA6Z: After a hiatus of 1 year (2008) we are back with a one-day all mode IQP, and the results were surprisingly good in my opinion. I didnt do well due to medical problems, local noise, and TVI complaints from the XYL. The propagation was quite poor, but I did hear lots of DX at my sunrise, just no IBMers. My antennas are working well, so next time Ill do better.
W7LZ: A fun time even if we did not get much DX.
W0CJ: It was a challenge with the band conditions as theyh were, but it was still fun.
WA3AFS: Propagation generator for 20M was defective. Too much QSB.
K1ER/KH6: I listened
a few times and never heard any IBM activity in
DL6DZ: All contacts made with maximum 6 watts RF. Bad Condx, Local Noise, Low Activity. Spent more than 8 hours spread over the
day. Lot of QRM from OK, SP
contests. No stations heard from
OH2LU: Family reunion on Saturday precluded any more serious effort.
G3ZQC: Only IBM stations heard were K2CIB on 20m CW, and K2CIB and WA3AFS on 20m SSB. No chance of working them though.
K2CIB: Very enjoyable, but rules need modification to increase IBM QSOs.
W0IBM: Only had 1 hour to operate while wife was shopping but I got the former W5IBM TS940S using our roof vertical to work ok. For some reason our main KW station to the beam would not operate. I only had 1 dim emergency light in the shack and did not want to waste time debugging. At leas a few got to work W0IBM and lets hope next year we have better conditions.
WA5LOC: Enjoyed the IQP this year, as always. But poor conditions, rig problems, and seemingly low participation made IBM QSOs hard to get.
K0VH: Lots of fun, but we need better propagation. Just look at the 2003 contest results where many total SSB scores were 1000-9600. Id recommend we give it another 18 months and try a Fall 2010 event. Hopefully well have a flux 100+ by then.
IW2MJQ: Poor conditions few IBM stations wkd on 20M. Looking for more stations on the next round.
List of all IBM Participants from submitted logs. (who did I miss?)