[CQ-Contest] RTTY Contests - MixW

Robert Chudek - K0RC k0rc at citlink.net
Fri May 21 13:54:04 PDT 2010

Don periodically collects "user preference" information in the form of 
survey's of the active RTTY participants. The latest results for 2010 are on 
the RTTY Contesting website, here: 

The 'bias' of which program is favored by operators in the different 
continents is revealed by the answers to Question 1. Worldwide, over 60% use 
either N1MM or WriteLog. Almost 10% of the operators use MixW, 9% using 
Win-Test, 7% using MMTTY standalone, and 11+% answered "Other".

When Don filters the responses of NA or EU only, the numbers shift 
significantly. In NA, MixW is a QRP signal at 4.9% compared to 77.8% using 
N1MM or WriteLog.

The EU responses squelch N1MM and WriteLog back to 40% while the other 
'brands' gain significantly in popularity.

There's many  more charts that slice and dice the responses, but overall the 
trend seems the same, as was stated... there are regional preferences for 
software (and other topics in the survey).

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yuri VE3DZ" <ve3dz at rigexpert.net>
To: <w0yk at msn.com>
Cc: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 10:42 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] RTTY Contests - MixW

>> A large portion of the logs received for the two CQ RTTY contests are
>> created from MixW.  This logger is very popular with European RTTY
>> contesters.  That said, I think Win-Test is a stronger contest logger 
>> than
>> either MixW and SD.  For the RTTY mode, Win-Test uses the free-ware MMTTY
>> program which is fully integrated for seamless operation.
>> My advice is to use the software you are most familiar and comfortable
>> with.
>> If I understand your situation, you could use MixW with no new learning.
>> If
>> you use Win-Test, you will have to learn the RTTY features (based on
>> MMTTY),
>> but you are otherwise familiar with Win-Test and it is a more powerful
>> contest logger.  You can decide on that basis, but either MixW or
>> Win-Test/MMTTY will work fine for you in contests.
>> Ed - W0YK
>> ----------------------------------------
> I'm glad finally some one mentioned MixW. Created over 10 years ago by 
> this program had enormous impact on the growth of the RTTY Contesting,
> especially in Europe. Yes, it's not free, but it is not only a Contest
> logger after all, and not only for RTTY...
> I was at the Contest dinner in Dayton and was listenening to AA5AU's 
> speech
> after his induction to the Hall Of Fame and unfortunately he never 
> mentioned
> this program either, like it does not exist... :-(
> Yuri  VE3DZ
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