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BARTG Sprint 75   2015   April   Comment Summary

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AL9A   Single Op HP   14,5922015-04-26 13:25:58
Bands started out pretty good, then just died in the last hour. Broken rotor
limited azimuth options as I have to go outside and manually adjust the tie off
lines to switch directions. Hope to get that fixed next weekend! Still a fun
contest - wish there were more stations on with the faster baud rate.
VA2UP   SO Expert HP   43,9042015-04-26 14:06:41
As usual this is a fun contest. Had a very good time. I couldn't find AF and SA
and that really affected the score.
Thanks Bartg and everybody for the nice afternoon.
73, Fabi va2up
W6SX   Single Op HP   6,8732015-04-26 14:53:15
I like 75 baud. I like sprints. Wish more hams had taken Sprint to heart and not
sent 599 and other rubbish.

K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, MMTTY and
2-Tone, N1MM.
K5AM   SO Expert HP   33,8102015-04-26 16:10:26
Rig: All homebrew.
Ant: 2 element yagi at 50 ft.
VA7ST   Single Op HP   2,3102015-04-26 18:57:51
About 1.5 hours was all I could put in, but I sure like 75-baud RTTY contesting.
Would love to see a longer-format event to really give it a workout over a full
day's conditions.

Stayed on 15M were most of the action seemed to be. EU, NA and OC (ZM2B) were
the only continents heard here.
ZM2B(ZL2BR)   Single Op HP   2,9522015-04-26 20:23:22
A 1700utc start means 0500 local Monday morning here when the bands are pretty
flat. Started by working a few EU on 14MHz, had a micro direct path to PA-land
with contacts 1 2 4 & 5 all PA stations. On 15m had another unusual short
path opening over the north pole and worked 4 G's plus and EI, no other Eu's

Except for a couple of Eu's on 14MHz, worked all stations heard.
W9ILY   Single Op HP   21,7712015-04-26 20:29:12
IC-756PRO2 with Optibeam OB9/5 beam and phased verticals.
GMØFGI   SO Expert HP   29,0722015-04-27 01:29:26
Conditions on 15m quite good at start, surprised to work ZM2B (TU). 20m below
par here. Nothing heard from SA or Africa.

Thanks for contacts and to organisers.

Equipment: ICOM 7600 ACOM 1010 (300watts max), Hexbeam at 25ft, 40m quarter
wave vertical wire, 80m full wave loop.
K2YG   Single Op QRP   4,3682015-04-27 07:36:33
K3 at 5 watts to Tribander and Dipole
WB2RHM/4   SO Expert HP   6,4322015-04-27 08:22:52
SO1R! Only could work last 2 hours, bands were starting to go away here by
Still, 75bd makes for a Fun contest. TNX BARTG!