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CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest   2016   Feb 13   Claimed Score

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Call: K9CT
Operator(s): AI9T K3WA K9CT K9NR K9WX N9CK
Station: K9CT

Class: M/2 HP
Operating Time (hrs): 40
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:4190Prefixes1098Total Score13,008,006


Club: Society of Midwest Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2016-02-15 14:38:59
We did not know what to expect with the A and K indexes and Radio Blackouts shown on the propagation sites. Out expectations were low because signals were weak and sometimes watery. Not the best for copying and decoding RTTY signals. We slugged it out and were surprised the first morning when 20 and 15 opened early and then 10 popped open for a couple of hours to EU. We were fairly confident at the half way point that we might get to our last score in 2013. We had won the US that year and set the US record. Our first goal was to beat our previous prefix record, then QSOs and the Score. We had lost almost a million points in 2013 after log checking, so we shot for 13 million to be safe. You can imagine how exciting it was to reach this level in the final minutes. Our team stayed in the chairs all night both nights. It was not easy when all the single operators are sleeping to keep calling CQ. It was quite easy to tell that the 30 hour SO limit affected activity on the bands. This was the first contest since the ice and wind event of Dec. 28th that we used all the antennas. Our top 40m yagi was not used because it is deformed and the top Steppir DB42 is missing the front half of the boom. It was too cold to replace the 80m dipole for the second radio as it too came down during the storm. We used a new HamPlus 12 X 4 antenna switch with Green Heron control. The frequency control of the filters were changed to GHE also. New 4O3A high power filters have been installed to decrease the level of the second harmonic from the amplifier. We were able to get fairly close to each other on the same band with the new K3 synth boards. Isolation band to band has been increased with these changes. The team was super...Don, K9NR made his first trip to K9CT and is a great RTTY operator and person. The team gets along real well and encourages each other to get those Multipliers in the log. We enjoy the live scoring of and think everyone else should also participate. It increases the fun factor and motivation. The contest is a lot of fun because you can work everyone. You still have to use some strategy to score well. The fun factor is high. Thanks for the qsos 73, Craig K9CT