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ARRL DX Contest, CW (2024)

Thanks to K3LR and K1LZ, for giving us someone to 'chase'. It makes you perform better. 'Would-a, could-a, should-a' is a well known phrase here.
As many have already stated, you really couldn't ask for better conditions. Obviously, the high bands were the highlight of the weekend and it shows in everyone's scores.
Have never worked as many JA's as this weekend; they seemed to be everywhere. This was our highest QSO total EVER! And, I was very pleased that we kept up with the multipliers.

CQ WPX RTTY Contest (2024)

CQ WPX RTTY Contest - 2024

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M
Station: NR4M

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: FM18ch VA
Operating Time (hrs): 4:02

Summary:
Band QSOs
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80: 0
40: 160
20: 133
15:
10:
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Total: 293 Prefixes = 212 Total Score = 226,204

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:

Worked the contest some on Sunday, as I had the time.

Thanks for the Q's

Steve NR4M

European Union DX Contest (2024)

                    European Union DX Contest - 2024
 
Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M
Station: NR4M
 
Class: SOABCW HP
QTH: FM18ch  VA
Operating Time (hrs): 10:28
 
Summary:
  Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Countries  EU Regions
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   160:    0     0         0           0
    80:   39     0        19          24
    40:  162     0        38          77
    20:  138     0        40          72
    15:  222     0        39          91

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW (2024)

 
Started out with high hopes for a good time, but immediately found the transmit array had a 2.8:1 standing wave in the EU direction!  I found the bi-directional, NW/SE antenna position could hear EU better than the EU
position!   And, the EU Beverage was 'marginal'.  When a local buddy, running
only 100 watts, beat me in two pileups, I said 'Screw it'! and quit.
I was intending to give it up entirely, but got back on the second evening, but was still faced with mediocre antenna performance.
Still managed to work 45 10 pointers.
 

North American QSO Party, SSB - January (2024)

North American QSO Party, SSB - January
 
Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M
Station: NR4M
 
Class: Single Op Assisted LP
QTH: FM18ch  VA
Operating Time (hrs): 3:47
 
Summary:
  Band  QSOs  Mults
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   160:    0     0
    80:    0     0
    40:  140    34
    20:   57    31
    15:   39    24
    10:   26    13
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Total:  262   102  Total Score = 26,724
 
Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club
 

North American QSO Party, CW - January (2024)

My high band antennas are just too high for a domestic contest. Just couldn't
get any 'traction'. Didn't start having fun till I got to the low bands.

Thanks for all the QSOs

Always nice to run into friends.

ARRL RTTY ROUND UP (2024)

ARRL RTTY Roundup - 2024
 
Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M
Station: NR4M
 
Class: Single Op HP
QTH: FM18 VA
Operating Time (hrs): 12:12
 
Summary:
  Band  QSOs
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    80:    0
    40:  121
    20:  228
    15:  232
    10:   47
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Total:  628  State/Prov = 55  Countries = 62  Total Score = 73,476
 
Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club
 

ARRL 160-Meter Contest (2023)

I only operated when I wanted, which made it very enjoyable.  Ate with my wife, did a bit of 'this and that', then operated some more.
The first night, I didn't have an EU Beverage, but managed to work 6 EU stations, as I recall.
Second night after I repaired the EU Beverage, I NEVER heard a European station at all.
Never really worked much out west and what there was, when I was on, was weak.
Heard lots of PVRC members and it's always nice to work them.  My 40 year of home brew 4-1000 amp continues to work without issue.  If all things were that reliable...

CQ WW DX CW Contest (2023)

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW - 2023

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M KS7V K4QS KE3X KA4RRU K4MI WS6X N3AC N2YO N1RM K4GM K2WK KC4D W0IMD
Station: NR4M

Class: M/M HP
QTH: FM18 VA
Operating Time (hrs): 48

Summary:
Band QSOs Zones Countries
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160: 270 19 63
80: 975 29 109
40: 1920 37 135
20: 1866 38 140
15: 2001 36 133
10: 1670 34 140
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Total: 8702 193 720 Total Score = 21,795,136

Notes from 10/14/2023 Rappahannock PVRC Meeting

Metting was called to order at 10:10.

Under new business, Steve NR4M discussed purchase of "Goat Farm" shirts.

No Old Business

Olympic awards were presented to KA4RRU, NR4M and K7SV.

Meeting was adjourned and we proceeded to go around the room discussing contesting and ham radio in general

 

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