WA8YRS SO RTTY NA QSO PARTY
drussell at knox.net
Mon Jul 22 21:57:06 EDT 1996
Call used: WA8YRS Location: OH
Category: Single Op All Band Mode: RTTY Power: 050W
Callsign of Operator: WA8YRS
Exchanged Information: WA8YRS DON OH
Hours of Operation: 06:05
band QSOs points mults
160 0 0 0
80 9 9 6
40 25 25 17
20 33 33 16
15 4 4 1
10 0 0 0
TOTAL 71 71 40 SCORE: 2,840
Comments: Never, ever been on rtty before, but I accepted the
challenge given on the contest forum. Decided to
give it a try when a planned fishing trip fell through.
Had to hunt up my tnc, which was buried in the closet
waiting for a hamfest. Cables weren't in the same place!
Too late to order the WF1B logging software so had to
go with NA and its packet window. Found out real quick
that the recieved text is buffered until an end of line
and carriage return were detected. Then it prints all
at once. This didn't work with fast, short contest
exchanges, so had to defeat this by setting screenline
to 10 on the tnc. Now every 10 characters there was
a forced cr. Not good, but worked fairly effectively.
At least it let me join the fun! I will be better
prepared for the next one!
FT-757GXii, MFJ-1278, NIR-12 DSP (real effective on rtty)
vert. on 40, inverted V on 80 and A3A at 50 ft on 20 and 15,
with an R5 at 55 ft.
73, Don, WA8YRS drussell at knox.net
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