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North American QSO Party, RTTY   2017   July   Claimed Score

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Call: W6YX
Operator(s): N7MH
Station: W6YX

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Stanford
Operating Time (hrs): 1:14
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsMults
80:178
40:4022
20:
15:
10:
Total:5730Total Score1,710

 

Club: Northern California Contest Club

Team:

Comments:     [email]     2017-07-16 11:42:18
I moved back into my house around the time the contest started after 2+ weeks in a local hotel while my wood floors were being refinished. Didn't sign up for a team as I didn't think I'd have any time to operate while moving back in. With just under 2 hours left in the contest I decided that the rest of the knick-knacks, family pictures and artwork could be cleaned and moved on Sunday. The W6YX shack was busy with work being done on some EME equipment and AA6XV operating in the CQWW VHF contest. After turning on the computer and K3 I was overjoyed when I could both print RTTY and seemed to have diddles transmitting without making any adjustments to the radio or sound card. The most recent RTTY operation with this K3 had been the Feb. 2016 NAQP RTTY. I worked N1MGO on 40 with several repeats required, then called CQ and had KH6CJJ come back right away. That's when I realized that the 40m Yagi was still beaming toward JA from last week's IARU contest. After swinging the beam back to the east I had a good rate for a while then when the run dried up I S&P'ed up the band. Switched to 80 and only had one answer to my CQs so did an S&P run. While CQing I had a few stations call that I could not print and the Beverages were not helping. QRN was really bad, particularly on 80. The rate really dropped in the last 20 minutes of the contest. Most ops had already finished so the last hour is probably the worst hour to choose if you're only going to be on for an hour. Sorry to have missed the main activity in this one. If I'd been better prepared I would have tried SO2R or SO2V but with my foggy memory of how to set it all up I was just glad to get on at all. 73, -Mike, N7MH