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ARRL January VHF Contest   2018   Jan 20   Claimed Score

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Call: K1TO
Operator(s): K1TO
Station: K1TO

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs):

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Total:6840Total Score2,720


Club: Florida Contest Group

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-22 17:48:31
Conventional wisdom is that FT8 has taken over the world, but here is my QSO breakdown: FT8-23 MSK144-37 CW-4 SSB-4 It was one year ago during this event that I tried digital, specifically MSK144, for the first time ever on any mode or band. Thanks to K1JT for opening up a whole new world for so many of us. The highlights were working W8VYM on his dipole in EM82 up in GA (after nearly 10,000 QSOs on 6M in the last 5 years, I had never even heard EM82) and the Saturday evening MSK144 activity that allowed K1TOL and K1SIX among a dozen out-of-staters to be worked. Fascinating to me how the range for scatter QSOs seems to exactly match the range for one-hop Es. Unlike those to the north, there are essentially zero rovers to work down here (sorry I missed Sandra and Steve altogether) when there is no Es. I took the ALL.TXT file out of WSJT-X and crunched it in Excel. Between the two digital modes and after eliminating a small bit of junk data, 211 different calls in 93 grids were decoded. Reality is that some of those were one-time only decodes and a QSO was not possible. On the transmit side, I called 96 different stations, so working 60 of them is a much better conversion rate than I perceived it would be. The weakest signals decoded were -24 in FT8 and -8 in MSK144. IC-7300, Commander, 6M7JHV @ 55' Hoping to improve the antenna array and feedline situation in the coming months. Hoping for a terrific June Es month! vy 73, Dan