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CQ WPX RTTY Contest   2018   Feb 10   Claimed Score

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Call: KM4SII
Operator(s): KM4SII
Station: KM4SII

Class: SOAB LP
Class Overlay: Rookie
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:383Prefixes244Total Score228,384


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-12 00:11:21
Well, that was fun! I dabbled in the RTTY RU last month for a few QSOs and got hooked on RTTY, so I decided a full effort was needed in this contest. I got a tuner from a local ham to try out to see if I wanted to purchase it and after seeing how it helped so much, especially on 40m, I most certainly will be! I was planning on doing the full 30 hours allowed, but as the sun set on Saturday evening, something went suddenly wrong and no one was hearing me. The way it was behaving, I though something was wrong with the rig or the digital interface. I tried a few things, but nothing helped. The next morning, same story. But then I remembered I had FLDIGI that could transmit RTTY in addition to MMTY which I was using originally. Just for giggles I tried FLDIGI instead and -- BINGO! Problem solved! I don't know what is up with MMTY, so I'll have to look into that. But by then it was just before noon on Sunday so I missed most of the morning on Sunday and the whole second night (hence the low totals particularly on 80m). So I got back into it and FLDIGI worked great, but I was not able to make as many QSOs as I would have liked due to the significant miss in operating time. But anyhow, it was still quite fun. I really started the contest around 3 hours in since I watched the Olympic opening ceremonies... It was quite a treat to be able to run a frequency quite often. I had fairly good success with running, even with 80w, and had many DX stations call during my runs -- something that does not usually happen on phone for me. Conditions were great on 20m and below, but 15m was hit-or-miss and 10m was totally dead. Very lovely 20m conditions just before the end of the contest brought some unusually loud JA and South American stations into the log. The highlight of the contest was working ZL4YL on 40m and 15m. I don't get to work ZL very often! SET-UP: *Dipole @ 25 feet (80/40/15) *Delta loop @ 65 feet (20/15/10) *Signalink USB + MMTY and FLDIGI See you all in the next one! 73 de KM4SII - Mason (15 years old)