[WriteLog] ARRL RTTY Roundup questions...
Richard.Elling at GoldensRule.com
Mon Jan 2 01:07:14 EST 2006
On Jan 1, 2006, at 10:20 AM, Tim Gardner wrote:
> The RTTY Roundup is next weekend. This is one I have
> not worked before, and after reading the rules, I have
> a question or two.
We look forward to seeing you on the air. It is a fun contest.
> Despite the contest name, the rules permit "RTTY,
> ASCII, AMTOR, PSK31 and Packet". Now it seems to me
> that there is likely to be very little contest activty
> on anthing except PSK31 & RTTY, but I'm willing to
> make contacts anywhere I can. Is there enough activity
> on the other modes to make it worth the effort of even
RTTY is by far the most popular mode for this contest.
Though I haven't checked out the psk31 traffic. In my
experience, RTTY is a better contesting mode. There
should be plenty of activity as long as conditions are
> If so, any ideas or suggestions on how to deal with
> the other modes in Writelog? Do you just use whatever
> s/w works to make the contact, then enter the QSO into
> Writelog? If so, how do you differentiate the various
What you'll miss is the automatic dupe checking, call
completion and other contesting aids. You can do that
using manual entry, though, like you would for a phone
> Ultimately, one must merge all QSO data into a single
> file to make up a Cabrillo log. I can do this by
> hand, but (obviously) would prefer WL or some other
> tool to do the work. Comments, anyone?
I don't see any scoring advantage for working multiple
modes per band, so I presume it doesn't matter which mode
is chosen for the log.
-- richard, KB4HB (multioperating at W5VZF)
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