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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY   2017   Sep 23   Claimed Score

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Call: K3EST
Operator(s): AI6JZ K3EST N6RO NA6O NH6V
Station: N6RO

Class: M/M HP
Operating Time (hrs): 47
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:2401196233110Total Score2,592,051


Club: Northern California Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-09-24 20:07:31
This contest started as a casual event for K3EST, NA6O and N6RO. However, we invited a new contester, AI6JZ to join in the fun on Saturday daytime. Bill quickly learned the RTTY routine. Then, about midnight on Saturday night, I was the only one operating, on the SO2R station, when a face appeared in the window, and a voice said "Is Ken here?" It was Rob NH6V, whom I hadn't seen in 35 years when he was WB6SHD. He was 15 years old when part of my multiop team when I lived in San Jose. He came into the shack and a fun reunion ensued, lasting until long after sun-up. After an hour of chatting, wine and cheese, Rob sat down at the other station and quickly got acquainted with RTTY and ran JA's on 40, while I continued on 80m. After the contest, Rob launched his hi-tech drone and captured the antenna farm at Radio Oakley on video. It was a great reunion with an old friend. As for the contest, we entered M/M so not to impede SO2R operation on one station, plus another station dedicated to one band. We ended up with about the same score as last year when Bob and I did the same thing. Gary manned the SO2R station on Saturday and Sunday daytimes (15 & 10m), while Bob ran the 20m station. The second station was a great PIA throughout the entire weekend: whenever the op changed frequency on the K3, the digital mode would revert to AFSK D, and no diddling happened. After a few hours of frustration I discovered the problem, so in S&P mode, we had to reset the data mode to AFSK A before calling a station. It was ok in run mode. We have not diagnosed the problem, but believe it is some setting in N1MM or MMTTY, that sends a faulty command to the K3 when the frequency is changed on the radio. NA6O will elaborate on this on the Elecraft and N1MM reflectors. Overall it was an enjoyable weekend, despite poor condx on the high bands. And now, we proceed to set up six stations for CQP. Look for N6O on Oct. 7-8. Thanks for the RTTY Qs, 73, N6RO