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NA Sprint RTTY Contest   2018   March   Claimed Score

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Call: NN7SS
Operator(s): K6UFO
Station: NN7SS

Class: Single Op QRP
Operating Time (hrs): 3

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsOp Time
Total:54Mults17Total Score918


Club: Northern California Contest Club

Team: NCCC Diddlers

Comments:     [email]     2018-03-11 12:27:15
After my troubles with audio settings in NAQP RTTY, a friend of Homer gave me some suggestions to simplify the setup. Sure enough, they worked good. My struggles with Windows audio were cut in half, but my struggles with propagation were immense. I could only work West Coast on 20m!?! Finally, in disgust, I went to the kitchen for a snack and looked out at the tower to see if the antenna was even still there. It was, but it was pointing the wrong direction! Aargh! Homer's friend Murphy had visited the rotator. I proceeded carefully because I didn't want to snap any cables, but the mast hadn't slipped, just the control box (Green Heron) was way out of agreement with the antennas. I finally found the control box manual and started the calibration process. I got a couple steps in, when I read there was software to do it auto-magically. I found, downloaded, installed and ran the software and sure enough it worked real good. Everybody agreed on directions again. OK, now back to the "Sprint" with only the first hour wasted! The only things left on 20m were Californians, JA's, and SO2R CQ'ers who aren't even listening. So I took my 5 watts to 40m. I tuned, I called, I dodged and weaved, but the High Power operators put extra stomp on me... Eventually they left and people desparate for anyone to call them were willing to listen and work me. Even with the antennas pointing right, my signal was not strong, and I called 10 for every 1 who would answer. I could call CQ endlessly without an answer, and I never won a jump ball. Finally it was last hour and the quiet, calm conditions of 80m. I punched in the Attenuator, and only called people over S9, so I had a reasonable ratio of calling 20 for every 1 who would answer... Luckily time ran out, I had survived another sprint, and I had even found and fixed a rotator problem - well done Old Man! NN7SS Burt WA (K6UFO) 20m: Force12 C31XR at 72 ft pointing left. 40m: Force12 2 Element Yagi at 78 ft pointing right. 80m: 4-square array pointing SE. SAL-30 Receive Antenna, not needed. Elecraft K3 turned down to 5 watts K3/0-Mini control head, RHR App, SignaLink USB. Writelog, MMTTY and 2Tone