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WAE DX Contest, CW (2018)

Contest started out well enough, I suppose. With a new rule this year that
requires competitive stations to have an audio file of their operating
AVAILABLE, if needed, I suppose. I used Audacity (freeware from the web) and it
seemed to work well enough, but it each computers on-board sound card, were 'all
over the place' as far as getting settings correct, and, hopefully, the same.
We'll see...

CQWW WPX Contest, CW (2018)

Terrible thunderstorms both nights forced us off the air for hours at a time.
And, to boot, network issues forced us to shut down in order get things working
again. Unconnected co-ax's were 'snapping' because of electricity in the air. Not a comfortable feeling.
This 'off time' really killed us.

Three ops canceled last minute do to health issues.

Thanks for all the Q's.


ARRL DX CW de NR4M M/M (2018)

As always, a big part of any of our contesting efforts is enjoying the camaraderie of those with a like passion for contesting, especially CW contesting. The spirit of camaraderie was in abundance this weekend. We had a guest op, Don, K6ZO, who we met at the Richmond hamfest. He rode down from DC to spend the weekend in front of a radio. We also had Matt, W4GO, come by on Saturday, to meet the gang and get a feel for the station.

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW (2018)

The CW CQ160 contest was as always a lot of fun. Lack of atmospheric noise and partial resolution to power line noise problems to the west made it even more enjoyable.

North American QSO Party, CW (2018)

North American QSO Party, CW - January

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

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 6

Band QSOs Mults
80: 172 42
40: 328 50
Total: 500 92 Total Score = 46,000

ARRL 160-Meter Contest (2017)

Normally, K7SV and I do this contest as a team. This year Larry decided that he wanted to try it from his home QTH, so I was on my own. I figured this was going to be 'interesting' as I really don't do nights well at all. For a while my EU Beverage had been working/not working and we were not having any luck figuring out why. Sure as heck, when I started the contest I did not have any EU Beverage. As it was, things went OK, if you subtract no Beverage. Good activity from both US and DX sides.

CQ WW DX CW M/M (2017)

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

Call: NR4M
Station: NR4M

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

Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 199 17 69
80: 1073 25 111
40: 1824 36 141
20: 1826 36 139
15: 945 29 121
10: 81 13 23
Total: 5948 156 604 Total Score = 12,518,720

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


Thanks for the Q's

ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW (2017)

ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW Call: NR4M Operator(s): NR4M Station: NR4M Class: SO Unlimited HP Total: 610 Sections = 83 Total Score = 101,260

WAE DX Contest, CW 2017

WAE DX Contest, CW

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M, K7SV, W7IY, KN4DEB, N2YO
Station: NR4M

Class: M/S HP
QTH: va
Operating Time (hrs): 41

Band QSOs QTCs Mults
80: 117 23 112
40: 563 572 132
20: 884 993 98
15: 25 0 40
Total: 1589 1586 382 Total Score = 1,212,850

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


Thanks for the Q's


North American QSO Party, CW - August 2017

Was Arnie's, KN4DEB, second ever contest. Very new ham.
The late hours really killed me. Got bed after 2 AM and back up at 6 AM!


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