List/Grid Tag Archives: W2GD

Fingers Crossed for Good Band Conditions in CQ WPX CW as Sun Gets More Active

After some up and down band conditions in the last few months, there is hope that the Sun has entered a new more active sunspot phase, which could well produce big scores and lots of ...

Contesters Head to 2012 Dayton Hamvention; You Can Join Them by Streaming Video on the Web

For those contesters heading to the Dayton Hamvention, there will be more than enough events to attend – but for those not able to get to the Miami Valley of Ohio this year, your ...

Despite Up and Down Propagation, WPX SSB Turnout Strong Worldwide as Records Fall

The rollercoaster that has been propagation in ham radio contesting was once again up and down in the 2012 CQ WPX SSB Contest, but that didn’t stop another big turnout and maybe ...

High Bands Blow Wide Open For 2011 CQ WW SSB Contest; “Conditions Were Incredible”

After years of slogging through difficult conditions on the high HF contest bands, the 2011 CQ WW SSB Contest produced especially big numbers on 10 meters in a weekend that thrilled ...

What’s the Best Zone For Ending Up in the Top Ten of CQ WW SSB? The Answers Might Surprise You

When you are sitting down trying to figure out who might win the 2011 CQ WW DX Contest, taking a look back at the Top Ten from recent years shows that two of the most populous areas ...

Active Sun Spurs Hopes For Wide Open High Bands and Big Scores in 2011 CQ WW DX SSB Contest

With what may be the best solar conditions for propagation since 2002, the CQ WW DX SSB Contest arrives the last weekend in October with high hopes for both a big turnout and stellar ...

Sun Shows No Signs of Going in Reverse; Good High Bands Expected for CQ WW CW 2011

After fantastic conditions gave contesters wide open conditions for the first time in eight years on 10 meters, it could be a repeat later this month in the CQ WW CW Contest, as high ...

Final Days of May Bring Shift to Prefixes, as CQ WPX CW Draws World Contest Focus

After tough conditions on the bands in 2010, organizers are hopeful that this weekend’s CQ WPX CW contest will draw a big field, though sunspot numbers may not be as high as back ...

Same Old Story As ARRL 10 Meter Contest Returns For 2009 – When Will The Sunspots Come Back?

After a first half of November that saw some hopeful signs of activity on the Sun, the last few weeks have been quiet, leaving contesters with a familiar lament for the 2009 ARRL 10 ...

Contest Conditions Good For Many As EF8M Stakes Claim To Repeat SOAB HP CQ WW CW Win

Despite solar conditions that had many worried about a lackluster weekend on the high bands, the 2010 CQ WW CW Contest was better than expected in terms of propagation, as defending ...
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