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

8 comments on “WPX RTTY This Weekend!
W1AN

  1. I’ll be at John’s today from around 9 or 10 am til 5 or so. If anyone has some free time and wants to join in, come on over! If you’ve never worked RTTY or a RTTY contest before this is a great time to start.

    Pat, NG1G

  2. KR1CW...aka W1CTN
     CQ WPX RTTY Summary Sheet
    
     Start Date : 2018-02-10
     CallSign Used : KR1CW
     Operator(s) : W1CTN
    
    Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
    Assisted Category : ASSISTED
                 Band : ALL
                Power : HIGH
                 Mode : RTTY
     Default Exchange : #
           Gridsquare : FN31LL
    
                 Name : DAVE ARRUZZA
              Address : 32 BENZ ST
       City/State/Zip : ANSONIA  CT   06401
              Country : UNITED STATES
    
         ARRL Section : CT
            Club/Team : CTRI CONTEST GROUP
             Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.7047.0
    
            Band     QSOs     Pts  WPX  Pt/Q
             3.5     145     392   82   2.7
               7     155     646  114   4.2
              14     178     343  106   1.9
              21      21      43   15   2.0
           Total     499    1424  317   2.9
    

    Score : 451,408
    Rig : FT2000 VL1000 500 WATTS

    Antennas : T10 LOG @ 60′ 80 AND 40 M DIPOLES 55′

    Soapbox : Operated when I could this weekend. I hope all others had fun.

  3. Got some activity in. 10 meters was useless but I was surprised that 15 so was so dead. So it was everyone squished down to 20 and 40. Twenty closed early both days. Lots of activity . I heard KE1S and that was about it for CTRI folks.

    Class: SOAB LP
    QTH: RI
    Operating Time (hrs): 14h rs

    Summary:
    Band QSOs
    ————
    80: 20
    40: 158
    20: 393
    15: 30
    10:
    ————
    Total: 601 Prefixes = 403 Total Score = 700,001

    Club: CT RI Contest Group

    73
    Jim KS1J

  4. I put in about3 hours on Saturday and then on Sunday decided not to be a wimp and hit the road for Ledyard (W1AN) to give a small hand to the KE1S M-2 effort. Was there for about 6 hours but big rates (well, even small ones) were hard to come by. Here is my score summary from home…..

    Call: K3IU

    Class: SOAB HP
    QTH: RI
    Operating Time (hrs): 3.8

    Summary:
    Band QSOs
    ————
    80: 0
    40: 23
    20: 98
    15: 6
    10: 0
    ————
    Total: 127 Prefixes = 114 Total Score = 42,408

    Club: CT RI Contest Group

  5. Call: KE1S
    Operator(s): KB1RFJ K3IU NG1G W1AN
    Station: W1AN
    
    Class: M/2 HP
    QTH: CT
    Operating Time (hrs): 20
    
    Summary:
     Band  QSOs
    ------------
       80:  104
       40:  438
       20:  598
       15:  120
       10:    0
    ------------
    Total: 1260  Prefixes = 635  Total Score = 2,355,215
    
    Club: CT RI Contest Group
    

    Always an enjoyable contest. Not a full effort but a good time was had by all. Really good to see Pat NG1G break away from his busy schedule and get some BIC time!
    73, John W1AN

  6. SOAB QRP–
    Band QSOs Pts WPX Pt/Q
    7 47 194 42 4.2
    14 32 59 27 1.8
    Total 79 253 69 3.2
    Score: 17,457
    1 Mult = 1.1 Q’s
    Op time: Random, 5 mins here, 20 mins there

    This was the first time I had N1MM playing with fldigi, so it was a lot more fun relatively speaking, with a lot more Q’s, than what I’ve managed in past TTY efforts. QRP+wires doesn’t really work well for RTTY but I did catch some that surprised me. I see how it can get addicting, but it’s so slow…compared to CW, and in WPX you have to wait out a whole cycle to see if it’s a higher value target. See VE9AA’s rant on 3830! I did hear KE1S on 20 but you were busy 🙂 Nice to meet several of you last weekend–Dave K1SX

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