ARRL DX CW Contest Results
k3iu

I’ll start a posting for the results….

I operated about 9.5 hours from home and intended to head for W1AN to help out, however, conditions were pretty poor and I didn’t think the hour + 15 min each way for 2-3 hours BIC time would be that productive. Anyway… here are my results. Feel free to post your results here as a comment. 73, Ken K3IU
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Call: K3IU

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: RI
Operating Time (hrs): 9.5

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
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  160:    0     0
   80:    3     3
   40:  107    50
   20:  282    75
   15:   46    25
   10:    0     0
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Total:  437   153  Total Score = 200,583

Club: CT RI Contest Group

WPX RTTY This Weekend!
W1AN

We’re Setting up for a Multi-2 using the club call KE1S. Looks like it’s going to be a good weekend to be indoors and enjoying the activity. I’ve got the RBN set up and working and stations will be prepped to go at the start. Hope you can put some time in here or your home stations. Keep me posted on your plans, here or via email.
73, John W1AN

FoldingAntennas [DOT] com Part II
W1XX

At the most recent CTRI meeting, there was strong positive sentiment for the club to purchase this antenna for Field Day.  This was first introduced in my posting in October. Go to the website for a description what looks like a FB FD antenna…and proven in the recent 3C0L/3C1L DX-pedition. Club president Pat (NG1G) asked me to provide details of the order for posting here.

Kit 5-Band Folding Beam……………………………………………………………………………………394.00 EUR

Options/Accessories: Transportation Bag, ferrite core. guy ring, storm brackets……….50.40

Spare Parts: wire clip, fiberglass rod, copper wire, support rope, spacing cord…………….5.85

Shipping to North America……………………………………………………………………………………48.00

TOTAL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..498.25 EUR

Conversion 498.25 EUR = $622.82 USD

I am in the process of getting the shipping and payment details.

 

WP4U
WP4U avatar

I have been texting Carlos over the last couple of days. He and his wife are doing fine.

The antenna farm was completely destroyed.

All 8 towers and associated antennas are gone.

He will be running “under radio silence” for awhile.

With the present conditions on KP4, ham radio is probably his last concern.

73

Dave W1CTN

Radio Ansonia

 

ARRL RTTY ROUNDUP 2017
ARRL RTTY ROUNDUP 2017 avatar

It was cold in the shack despite the heater going so I operated about 8 hours. I couldn’t tell if conditions were good or bad since my tower was cranked down so had to depend mostly on the verticals. I find this contest tougher on the ears than even CW since the diddles are so monotonously (sp?) the same.

I heard only W1AN and never did work another RI station!

 

73 Jim KS1J

Anyhow, here is my score:

ARRL RTTY Roundup

 

Call: KS1J

Operator(s): KS1J

Station: KS1J

Class: Single Op LP

QTH: RI

Operating Time (hrs):

 

Summary:

Band  QSOs

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80:   47

40:   74

20:  154

15:    8

10:    0

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Total:  283  State/Prov = 47  Countries = 15  Total Score = 17,546

 

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Happy Holidays and Thanks for those 160m Qs!
WB2VVV

I was up my tower today in the nice wx to realign some antennas that were twisted on the mast and saw the remains of a massive Hornets Nest under my top plate. Wow, that would have been an unpleasant climb with a quick descent had I gone up there before the big windstorm blew their nest off the tower. I also fixed my 160m antenna and made 60 QRP Qs this weekend to check it out – and to make sure our big guns XX and AN had the RI multiplier in their logs. Purely S&P with such low power and interesting which stations can hear and which can’t. Worked as far West as MO. I will send in my paper log later on for what the puny score is worth. 73, Chris

Results 2017 ARRL 160M Contest
W1AN

Guess I'll go ahead and post my results. Go ahead and add your scores here too.

2017 ARRL 160M Contest
Call: W1AN
Location: CT
Category: Single Op, HP Unassisted
Club: CTRI Contest Group
QSOs   Sections  Countries
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824    70        28
Score: 178,596

I repaired my beverages after all the windstorms of the last few months. Large trees and limbs and wires were down everywhere in the lower woods with the RG6 coax broken and chewed by some small creatures with little teeth. I also added an unterminated ~200 foot beverage running East and West. This proved out to work great as I didn’t need to do as much switching between the others. Noise levels were fairly low except for some occasional man made noise. Possibly leaf blower motors or mowers? Missed several west coast sections and ND MB NT and PR. Mostly running, no assistance. Surprised to work S01WS. A total of 52 5 pointers are in the log. Did hear and work KE1J(VT), KS1J, W1XX, K3IU, W1CTN. Also several RI stations are in the log. Slept thru both sunrises so I gotta set the alarm next time.
Beat last years score by a little.