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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY (2012)

What a great weekend! Great friends, great conditions and we introduced three folks to the world of RTTY contesting. We had a pair of delightful young ladies join us. Sally G2YL who is residing in Northern Virginia put a lot of Qs in the log and provided great diversity to the usual contest weekend banter. While, Steve's NR4Ms daughter, Jennifer, has grown accustomed to all the contest 'strangeness' over the years, this weekend she actually participated in it, making a number of contacts on 20 meters.

SARTG WW RTTY Contest (2012)

Would have been nice if the SFI had been higher. Thanks for all the QSO's.



SARTG WW RTTY Contest (2011)

George, K4GM, and I decided to do this just for the fun of it.  I'm rather new to RTTY contesting, so wanted to experiment and learn.  George, just wanted to have fun. Decided months ago to make the move over to N1MM, and have been able to make things work on CW.  The week prior to the contest, I got all the K3 stations up and running with N1MM, but NEVER could get the Orion II and Omni 6 working on 10/15.  (Software can make you feel soooooo small....)  Forced to used brand 'W', which I have been using with no real issues for years.  ALL the rigs immediately work with 'W', so went with that.

ARRL RTTY Roundup (2011)

For some reason, just wasn't too 'up' for this contest and didn't have the enthusiasm I should have.  I quit an hour early, while running 40 and went and when to a Sushi restaurant.

CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest (2012)

It sure was fun doing diddles in a M/M setting with the gang from the Goat Farm in the CQWPX RTTY contest. We kind of thought that with the flux dropping to 99 the high bands may suffer, but ten seemed good to Eur Saturday and even better Sunday.
Pile-ups on 15, Saturday and Sunday mornings, were incredible. With Eur being decent on 80, it seems like it was a great compromise propagation-wise.

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY (2011)

Can't really add to what has already been written about the FANTASTIC conditions. Everything was open all the time, it seemed. Some of the EU signals on 10 and 15 were super loud! Being a RTTY contester with limited experience, W4PK and N2QT, showed me how they were using two digital windows, each with a different antenna source. Thought this was really a neat thing.

TARA RTTY Melee (2011)

Was using this as a tune-up for the new 10M RTTY contest. Thanks for the contacts.

Makrothen RTTY Contest (2011)

Second time for me and the new software.  I was messing up left and right.  I was the problem, not the software. First time in this contest, so stumbled a lot as far as what to do and when. What appears to be excessive LF's sent caused me to 'chase' the other guys callsign up the screen, with my mouse, more than once.  In retrospect, it was kind of funny.

10-Meter RTTY Contest (2011)

Frustrating, but I had fun. State/Prov count is WAY down.  My station is not set up for domestic contesting, with the LOWEST 10 meter antenna I could point west, being at 120 feet! I could have hung a inv vee across the dog and it would have been a better antenna. Was all pumped before the contest Saturday evening because I was working lots of JA's. 


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