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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.


Date:   Friday September 28, 2012
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Location:   NR4M "Da Farm"
Notes:   If you are coming to operate contact Steve,



We had a terrific turnout for Saturdays Rap Chapter meeting, 25 in
attendance. Meeting was called to order by K4ZW at 10AM. With no old or new
business to discuss we proceeded to go around the room learning what our
fellow contesters were up to. The meeting adjourned for scrumptious grilled
burgers, sausages and chicken. Great company, great food!

The plaque has arrived!

NR4M (team 'Goat'), was the winner of the 2011 CQWW RTTY DX contest in the 'Multi-operator, Two transmitter' class, for North America. It really is an attractive award.

This was a new North American record of 6,363,236 points.

IARU HF World Championship (2012)

Rules make it not as much fun for a multi-op. Off for about 2 hours because of electrical storms in area. Had the pleasure of having Sandy, YO3ND, operate with us, while visiting N2YO. Had plenty of time BS, and we did.

NR4M wins WPX RTTY 2012

Well, guys, we did it!  We broke the existing North American record for the WPX RTTY contest in the multi-multi class, with a score of over 14 million points!  Not too shabby at all, and a job well done! Between the personal ‘chit-chats’ I’ve had and what I heard mentioned at the last meeting, there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for more RTTY participation from ‘the Farm’. 

WAE DX Contest, CW

IARU HF Contest

IARU HF Contest - a 24 hour contest.

This year guest operator is Sandu YO3ND, a good friend of Chip N2YO.

Rules at

Rappahanock chapter meeting at the Goat Farm

The meeting was more or less called to order around 10:30 with Ken K4ZW
officiating. There was no business to discuss so we went right to
individuals discussing their recent activities. In addition to many regulars
in attendance Steve NY3A and Fred K3ZO joined us.

W4IM John - Has been slowly rebuilding his shack. Meanwhile he's been
operating from NI4VA in Caroline Cty VA. John was also active with the
Fredericksburg club K4TS from Curtis Park in Stafford County for field day.

NR4M wins M2 NA CQWW 2010 RTTY!

NR4M wins M2 NA CQWW 2010 RTTY!

Operators were K3NC, K4EC, K4GM, K4ZW, K7SV, N3ZV, NR4M.

Article from CQ Magazine


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