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N6EE(@NN2DX)   Single Op HP   1,4642015-09-19 20:12:04
Conditions seemed OK but very little activity. Lots of multi-band QSOs -

Operated from antenna restricted condo in New Jersey through Internet to Remote
Ham Radio station in New York.

See you all next week in the CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY. Should be a whole
lot more activity.

Ron N6EE
AL9A   Single Op HP   1,3252015-09-19 20:54:40
Usual propagation problems for AK in this contest. First 20M dries up then an
empty spell waiting for 40M to wake up. Work a few there and then that band
dries up. Contest ends long before 80M is possible. Still surprised to do this
well considering the ongoing geomagnetic storms and high K index numbers.
N6HE(N5HE)   Single Op HP   6202015-09-19 20:57:32
T-T Omni VII, Alpha 87A @ 300W, low OCF dipole, microHAM MK2, Writelog
K2PO   Single Op LP   2,6042015-09-19 21:01:50
Had some trouble setting-up, after a time away from RTTY. Didn't get SO2R going
until the last 45 minutes.

Activity down, and some confusion with state QSO parties (the Salmon Run
locally, and also South Carolina).

Still a fun time, and good to get kinks out before CQ WW RTTY.


/Bill, K2PO

PS - Team dropdown is empty; this is a SWACC score (together with K9OM, W2GR,
W7CT, K5NZ and K5MXG)
N6RO   Single Op HP   1,4752015-09-19 21:07:51
Got on in third hour after music job; after 45 minutes I felt I had worked
everyone in the contest with 5 minutes of un-answered CQs on two radios. Came
back in the last 15 minutes for a few.

Sad to see the Sprints going down the tubes. Casual contesters are intimidated
By the format and don't want to try it, despite all the help available on line,
and in the practice NCCC Sprints on Thursday nites.

Humbug, CQP will be better,
N3QE   Single Op HP   2,3142015-09-19 21:08:44
Activity thin but a nice pickup of fresh meat in last half hour made it all
worth it.
KO7SS   Single Op HP   1,2962015-09-19 21:26:05
Probably the first Saturday since June that there hasn't been a T-storm in
the late afternoon. Looks like all is set for the RTTY CQWW next weekend,
except for the sunspots :)

73, Bill KO7SS on Mt Lemmon near Tucson,AZ
W7WHY   Single Op HP   7802015-09-19 21:33:25
Not much time for this one. Participation sure seemed slim here.

Thanks for the Q's nad 73
K5NZ   Single Op LP   1,6002015-09-20 03:38:35
Team : SWACC

Seems this contest was broken from the start... No Web Support, No Chatter, No
Condx, No Activity :) Thanks K6LL for letting me know it was really on and
adding me to a team..
VE3RCN   Single Op LP   602015-09-20 03:53:46
Only had a few minutes. Hope I helped someone out.
WU9D   Single Op LP   1082015-09-20 04:37:38
Disappointing activity.
W9SN   Single Op HP   2,3492015-09-20 06:41:48
First ever in this for me. I was expecting more activity
W2GR   Single Op LP   1,1502015-09-20 07:33:11
Tough going ...not many out there to work it seemed...Falling asleep at the
wheel so packed it in at 2 HRS....very long day for me before this one!..

SWACC team member...nothing under the team select box.

Tks for the contacts.
K9NW(@K9UWA)   Single Op HP   802015-09-20 08:40:31
Team: SMC Diddle

Not many participants, or it seemed.

73, Mike K9NW
NN7SS(K6UFO)   Single Op QRP   1,9502015-09-20 09:57:09
In preparation, I found the settings all messed up,
I think Windows 10 was doing automatic updates, grrr!
I straightened it out, and worked a couple RTTY
stations in Salmon Run and the South Carolina QSO
Parties. Only one radio this time, because the DX
chasers were using the other radio and antennas.

Saw a T43 before the start, and finally worked him
on 40m. Fairly slow on 20m and it cleared out early.
40m had some new stations, and turned out to be my
best band. Nice to work NP2X. Around 0230z I couldnt
find any new calls on 40m, so I started bouncing
80/40/80... Good conditions, but not enough sprinters
made the last hour slow. Thanks for the contacts!

NN7SS Burt WA (K6UFO op)

20m: C-31xr at 72ft
40m: Force 12 Delta 240 at 78ft
80m: Delta Loop from 80 ft.
Kenwood TS-590s at 5 watts
Writelog and microham micro2r keyer
MMTTY and 2Tone
Panadapter by SDR-IQ and Spectravue software

QSO by hour and band:
80M 40M 20M Total Cumm
00Z ---+- ---+- 17 17 17
01Z - 19 6 25 42
02Z 4 15 - 19 61
03Z 6 8 - 14 75
Total: 10 42 23
WR7Q   Single Op LP   3202015-09-20 10:13:59
First time in contest. While I did move after the first or second qso, I didn't
move far enough. Live and learn. Turned out to be a lot more fun than I
anticipated. Now I wish I had done the entire four hours, which I will do next
KE8M   Single Op HP   1,6562015-09-20 17:28:06
SPRINTRTTY Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2015-09-26

CallSign Used : KE8M
Operator(s) : KE8M

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : RTTY
Default Exchange : 001 DAVE OH
Gridsquare : EN81RG

ARRL Section : OH
Club/Team : None
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5176.0

Band QSOs Pts Sec
3.5 23 23 2
7 34 34 13
14 12 12 9
Total 69 69 24

Score : 1,656
Rig : (2) KENWOOD TS 2000
Antennas : 10M - Hy Gain LJ 105CA @ 45 ft
15M - Hy Gain LJ 155CA @ 42 ft
20M - Hy Gain LJ 204CA @ 50 ft
40M - Diople @ 40 ft
40M - full size ground plane @ 25 ft
40M - vertical quad loop fed horizontal 10 ft above ground NE-SW
80M - full size ground plane 120 radials
80M - Dipole @ 45 ft
KØVG   Single Op LP   1082015-09-20 19:49:55
Spent most of time getting the software working after the station has been idle
most of the summer. The signals seemed good but the software wasn't decoding
very good.Using N1MM+ with MMVARI, FLDIGI seem to lock up everthing. Need to
find some time to get things set up better.
AB1J   Single Op LP   3302015-09-21 06:24:09

I came across this sprint by accident while looking for SCQP and WAQP RTTY
stations on 40m and finding the sprint activity instead, so I joined in for a
short while. 20m was pretty much dead by that time and I don't have an 80m
antenna, so 40m was the "it" band.

My only experience with sprints is occasional participation with the Thursday
evening (eastern time) half hour practice, usually just to have a few weekday
RTTY QSOs. Have never paid much attention to the rules, aside from knowing I
must QSY, so this time I looked at them and found I didn't follow the 5 kHz QSY
rule. Or at least didn't pay attention to it, so probably violated it. It's
hard to keep track. Hence the CHECKLOG, but I can't submit it anyway, so it's

Ken, AB1J

N1MM+ with MMVARI/MMTTY/2Tone WinH8
20-10M Attic dipoles and outdoor 40m stealth antenna
WØTMW   Single Op LP   2532015-09-21 10:30:33
Had FSK issues for first hour and a half. Switched to AFSK and starting making
Q's. Effectively, I only worked half the time of the contest.

Lessons learned.
AC9IG   Single Op LP   22015-09-21 19:29:30
Happy to say these are my first two RTTY contacts. I have a few bugs to work out
with my interface before next weekend's CQWW RTTY contest.
NP2X(K9VV)   Single Op HP   6402015-09-24 18:43:27
First RTTY contest. Weird.