SPDX RTTY Contest
Class: SOAB LP
QTH: Waltham, MA
Operating Time (hrs): 13:20
Band QSOs Mults
40: 71 27
20: 85 36
15: 74 38
10: 1 1
Total: 231 102 Continents = 6 Total Score = 1,023,876
I did this contest because I have all this cool ham radio gear sitting on my
desk AND SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO USE IT.
After a slow start things picked up Saturday evening on 40 and 20. I got up
early but Sunday morning was slow again. Still, I was happy with the overall
result. I don't know if the N1MM score calculation is correct, but it says I'm
a millionaire due to the generous scoring system. Inflation - I feel rich but
The skimmer ran fine and this was the first contest where I didn't think much
about it, just let it do its thing. It fed me gobs of spots and I gobbled them
I always like to experiment with something - this time a stand alone TrueTTY
window. TrueTTY has a good decoder but it isn't better than the sum total of
my other three in N1MM so I can't see much future for it in my shack. In any
case, it gets to be too much to keep track of in the heat of battle.
There was a lot of slow, deep QSB resulting in lots of repeats. I set my
repeat macro for five serial numbers, kind of long but hoping that eventually
I'd catch a good wave and ride it on in to the other station. I wish folks
would make separate repeat macros instead of just repeating their normal
exchanges which are often too short under bad QSB conditions.
28 of my 231 QSOs (12.121212...%) were with SP stations. At first glance 231
looks like maybe a prime number, but it has factors of 3, 7, 11, 21, 33 and 77.
Thanks for all the Qs. CU when I need my next contest fix, or else in the CQ
WW RTTY in September. Have a good summer.
FT2000 N1MM-MMVARI-MMTTY-2TONE TrueTTY Win8
TS940S RCKskimmer XP
20-10m attic dipoles and outdoor 40m stealth antenna
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