[RTTY] RTTY Roundup KR7X Single Op HP

Hank Lonberg kr7x1 at verizon.net
Tue Jan 5 16:30:46 PST 2010

Call: KR7X
Operator(s): KR7X
Station: K7ZSD
Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 23.5
Radios: SO2R
 Band  QSOs
   80:  252
   40:  374
   20:  771
   15:  226
Total: 1623  State/Prov = 56  Countries = 40  Total Score =
Club: Willamette Valley DX Club
Another SO2R-SOHP effort from Smoke Ranch Resort and Day Spa.
My hosts Brad and
Ruth were super, as always, in accomodating my RTTY vice.
This was the first time I have worked the RTTY RU. For some
reason I just
haven't done it in the past, big mistake. The rate in this
contest was way
better than CQWW RTTY. Maybe it was the better Flux or more
operators but I'll
take it whatever the reason.
I used a FT1000MP Mark V and the K3 in this test. Logging with
Win-Test / MMTTY
and it worked without any glitches. It was very stable and
coupled with the
2-MK2R+ boxes all worked as desired. Of course the nice
antenna arrays that
Brad has put together were the big reason for success.
I seemed to start out slow but by 0600 it seemed to pick up
and the rate sky-
rocketed which was great fun and makes SO2R a kick. There were
several hours
where the Q's were timed just right to have almost a
continuous stream of
logging with both radios working at maximum. I think this was
the highlight of
the contest for me, SO2R really showing what it can do. I can
only imagine the
skill and dexterity of P49X with his sustained rate! I've got
to remember to
gather the mults though.
Thanks to all who stopped by and worked me, it was a HOOT!
Hank / KR7X

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