I made it up to the Ranch to participate in the ARRL 10-Meter contest last weekend.  Due to a late start and muddy roads, I didn’t arrive until 2 hours before the contest started on Friday.  By the time I got antennas set up, and my new heater put together, the band had already shut down for the night.

But I got started the next morning when the sun came up, and it was warm enough to leave the safe confines of my sleeping bag(s).

As I only had Saturday to work the contest, I ended up with 109 contacts in around 10 hours of operating.

10 Meter Contest Results - 2011

My first contact at 1611 GMT, was PY2NDX in Sorocaba, Brazil.  That let me know that things were going to be interesting for the rest of the day.

PY2NDX, Rafael

From there, I worked a bunch of stations east of the Mississippi, and a few South American and Western North American stations.

North American Contacts

South American Contacts

Also of note were my only European contacts, G3TXF in Surrey, England, and EI7M, in Cork, Ireland.

United Kingdom and Ireland

G3TXF:

G3TXF QSL Card

EI7M:

EI7M QTH

As the afternoon passed, the propagation suddenly switched to the west (as expected… The sun was rising there, and falling here).

I started working Japan, Korea, China, Artic Russia, Austrailia, Hawaii, Cook Islands and New Zealand.

Western Pacific Contacts

So all in all, it was a pretty successful outing.  Here is a list of contacts:

ARRL-SECTION: AZ
CONTEST: ARRL-10
CALLSIGN: WB0SMX
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 10M LOW CW
CLAIMED-SCORE:  20928
OPERATORS: WB0SMX
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1611 WB0SMX        599     AZ PY2NDX        599    803
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1615 WB0SMX        599     AZ W8FT          599     OH
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1617 WB0SMX        599     AZ AA8IA         599     OH
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1620 WB0SMX        599     AZ N2ED          599     NJ
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1625 WB0SMX        599     AZ K4LQ          599     FL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1627 WB0SMX        599     AZ NE8P          599     MI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1633 WB0SMX        599     AZ AK7AZ         599     AZ
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1636 WB0SMX        599     AZ G3TXF         599    878
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1639 WB0SMX        599     AZ NA8V          599     MI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1643 WB0SMX        599     AZ WA2VYA        599     FL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1650 WB0SMX        599     AZ PJ2T          599    823
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1705 WB0SMX        599     AZ VE9DX         599     NB
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1710 WB0SMX        599     AZ K8QKY         599     MI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1712 WB0SMX        599     AZ WO3Z          599     PA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1715 WB0SMX        599     AZ HK1NA         599   1102
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1719 WB0SMX        599     AZ KN5O          599     LA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1721 WB0SMX        599     AZ K7AR          599     WA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1725 WB0SMX        599     AZ K9BGL         599     IL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1737 WB0SMX        599     AZ CE1/K7CA      599    909
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1740 WB0SMX        599     AZ KV1E          599     IA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1742 WB0SMX        599     AZ EI7M          599   1536
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1750 WB0SMX        599     AZ VE3MMQ        599     ON
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1752 WB0SMX        599     AZ K4FJ          599     VA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1754 WB0SMX        599     AZ NE0U          599     MN
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1756 WB0SMX        599     AZ K3ZO          599     MD
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1802 WB0SMX        599     AZ N4UU          599     FL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1808 WB0SMX        599     AZ LU6UO         599    436
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1809 WB0SMX        599     AZ 3G3FZ         599    391
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1818 WB0SMX        599     AZ K4ZGB         599     AL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1820 WB0SMX        599     AZ WW4B          599     FL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1823 WB0SMX        599     AZ K9NW          599     IN
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1828 WB0SMX        599     AZ K0SF          599     MN
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1831 WB0SMX        599     AZ W8AV          599     OH
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1835 WB0SMX        599     AZ N4OX          599     FL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1837 WB0SMX        599     AZ KB6NU         599     MI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1838 WB0SMX        599     AZ N3UM          599     MD
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1843 WB0SMX        599     AZ W0IZ          599     OH
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1851 WB0SMX        599     AZ VA6AM         599     AB
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1854 WB0SMX        599     AZ KI4UDF        599     VA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1856 WB0SMX        599     AZ VE9AA         599     NB
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1904 WB0SMX        599     AZ KH6ZM         599     HI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1906 WB0SMX        599     AZ VE1OP         599     NS
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1913 WB0SMX        599     AZ K8AZ          599     OH
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1916 WB0SMX        599     AZ PY2ZE         599    978
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1919 WB0SMX        599     AZ KA1ZD         599     CT
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1925 WB0SMX        599     AZ KH7Y          599     HI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1927 WB0SMX        599     AZ K9QC          599     WI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1930 WB0SMX        599     AZ VE3MM         599     ON
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1932 WB0SMX        599     AZ NQ4I          599     GA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1941 WB0SMX        599     AZ K1TO          599     RI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1946 WB0SMX        599     AZ WO4O          599     TN
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1948 WB0SMX        599     AZ K8MP          599     OH
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1949 WB0SMX        599     AZ KH6MB         599     HI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1956 WB0SMX        599     AZ W4UH          599     FL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 1959 WB0SMX        599     AZ W8CAR         599     OH
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2001 WB0SMX        599     AZ KE9I          599     IN
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2003 WB0SMX        599     AZ KO4OL         599     KY
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2006 WB0SMX        599     AZ VX6WQ         599     AB
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2008 WB0SMX        599     AZ W4IHI         599     FL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2010 WB0SMX        599     AZ AA4CF         599     GA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2015 WB0SMX        599     AZ CE2/VE7SV     599    741
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2023 WB0SMX        599     AZ WB9Z          599     IL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2027 WB0SMX        599     AZ K6NR          599     CA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2030 WB0SMX        599     AZ K7BG          599     MT
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2033 WB0SMX        599     AZ WT9U          599     IN
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2104 WB0SMX        599     AZ W8TA          599     MI
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2111 WB0SMX        599     AZ WB8JUI        599     OH
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2116 WB0SMX        599     AZ AA1JD         599     MA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2118 WB0SMX        599     AZ LU1DCB        599    294
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2122 WB0SMX        599     AZ WK2G          599     NJ
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2124 WB0SMX        599     AZ N4GI          599     FL
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2126 WB0SMX        599     AZ VA3EC         599     ON
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2128 WB0SMX        599     AZ W2EG          599     NY
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2133 WB0SMX        599     AZ AA3B          599     PA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2138 WB0SMX        599     AZ N1IW          599     NH
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2140 WB0SMX        599     AZ VE3OI         599     ON
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2145 WB0SMX        599     AZ W8FJ          599     PA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2150 WB0SMX        599     AZ N1LN          599     NC
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2152 WB0SMX        599     AZ VE3DZ         599     ON
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2203 WB0SMX        599     AZ KB1W          599     MA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2208 WB0SMX        599     AZ CO2CW         599    556
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2210 WB0SMX        599     AZ K3ATO         599     PA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2211 WB0SMX        599     AZ W0YR          599     VA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2230 WB0SMX        599     AZ W2GDJ         599     NY
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2237 WB0SMX        599     AZ JN4MMO        599    413
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2240 WB0SMX        599     AZ WA4JUK        599     VA
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2246 WB0SMX        599     AZ JH0INP        599    175
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2250 WB0SMX        599     AZ JA1XMS        599    176
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2254 WB0SMX        599     AZ JF7PHE        599    282
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2257 WB0SMX        599     AZ K1WHS         599     ME
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2306 WB0SMX        599     AZ JF3NKA        599    232
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2310 WB0SMX        599     AZ JA9CWJ        599    295
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2313 WB0SMX        599     AZ JS3CTQ        599    614
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2317 WB0SMX        599     AZ UA0IDZ        599    426
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2322 WB0SMX        599     AZ UA0ZAM        599     85
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2325 WB0SMX        599     AZ JA6BZI        599    363
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2334 WB0SMX        599     AZ LU3DAT        599    536
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2339 WB0SMX        599     AZ JM1NKT        599     50
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2343 WB0SMX        599     AZ JE1CKA        599    706
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2347 WB0SMX        599     AZ BH4RQU        599    297
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-10 2351 WB0SMX        599     AZ JA5FBZ        599    579
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-11 0001 WB0SMX        599     AZ BD4FM         599    217
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-11 0019 WB0SMX        599     AZ RK0LWW        599     94
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-11 0022 WB0SMX        599     AZ HL1VAU        599     79
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-11 0027 WB0SMX        599     AZ VK2PN         599    183
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-11 0034 WB0SMX        599     AZ VK4WIL        599    956
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-11 0039 WB0SMX        599     AZ ZM2V          599   1199
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-11 0118 WB0SMX        599     AZ E51C          599    338
QSO: 28000 CW 2011-12-11 0126 WB0SMX        599     AZ 7K4XNN        599    094