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[RTTY] RTTY Sprint comments from K3MM

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Subject: [RTTY] RTTY Sprint comments from K3MM
From: "Tyler Stewart" <k3mm@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:51:28 -0500
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I sent these in with my log:

Even though I had the highest QSO total, I came up a bit short on 
multipliers.  With the ability to rework stations, I'm guessing it's a lot 
harder to get to the second and third tier signals, where a few of those 
backscatter mults lurk on 20.  It's also apparent that a lot of RTTY 
stations dont work the lower bands, or dont move down until the band is very 
long.  With the bottomless pit of QSOs due to the rework rule and no band 
multipliers, it doesnt make sense for east coast stations to linger on 20 
for very long as Hawaii isnt a multiplier in the Sprint!  I'd also like to 
see the Sprints go to low power to even out the playing field a bit.  I've 
run low and even QRP in the regular Sprints and it aint much fun!

WF1B doesnt have support for this specific contest, so I used the Internet 
sprint setting.  It works fine except it doesnt count multipliers.  I used 
WT4I's tools to convert and score the log afterwards (is he still around?). 
His web site is www.cabrillotools.com, but some of the links on it still 
point to www.wt4i.com, which some thieving internet company scarfed up 
hoping to cash in.  Anyway, if you change that part of the URL, the links 
work fine.

Took me a while to figure out how to used 2 radios effectively for this 
contest.   Because of the QSY rule and long exchange, it's a lot of work and 
hard to get in a rythym.  Also, few stations moved off 20 until the 2nd hour 
and there are very few SO2R guys so 40 was very slow to get rolling.  When 
80 finally stirred, I was able to work between 40 and 80 effectively and 
made 100 QSO's in the last hour.

I was actually tired after this short 4 hour contest!

73, Ty K3MM

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