VP6D
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Usually I have to wait to the final days of a big expedition, but I saw W1XX’s spot on 40 cw this morning and I actually worked them with 10w to a wire.  6:40 local. Huge signal, great op, and the pileup was behaving.     If I can, anybody can!  tnx John–

Dave K1SX

Contest Season Kickoff Meeting @ W1XX Saturday Oct. 13
Contest Season Kickoff Meeting @ W1XX Saturday Oct. 13 avatar

The fall/winter contest season kicked off last weekend  with the CQ WW RTTY Contest.  It’s just the start with the CQ DX SSB the end of the month and Sweepstakes in November plus several more to follow.

To energize activity, our November CTRI club meeting is this coming Saturday, October 13, hosted by W1XX at his South Kingstown hilltop QTH ( 48 Shannock Rd.) Nominal meeting time is 9 AM.

But after two weather-foiled attempts by the club to help raise my 160 vertical antenna, an early 8:30 AM arrival is requested to finalize the project.  It has been blocking the top of my driveway now for two months, so anything short of a tornado, it’s going up…with much thanks to the club!  Parking suggested on Shannock Road…I can shuttle anyone needing assistance (call 783-1588).

Primary AGENDA item  as indicated by Prez Pat NG1G:  ELECTION OF OFFICERS.  Self-preservation dictates attendance.  Luncheon provided.

Guests and prospective members always welcome.  Posting your attendance plans under comments would be appreciated.  73!

CQWW RTTY — K3IU
CQWW RTTY — K3IU avatar

 CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY
Call: K3IU
Operator(s): K3IU
Station: K3IU
Class: SOAB HP
QTH: RI
Operating Time (hrs): 2.5

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY

Call: K3IU
Operator(s): K3IU
Station: K3IU

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: USA
Operating Time (hrs): 2.5

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  State/Prov  DX  Zones
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   80:                           
   40:  26       19       2     3
   20:  56        3      28     6
   15:  14        0      11     7
   10:                           
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Total:  96       22      41    16  Total Score = 18,328

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Minimal effort from here. I just can't seem to keep my butt in the chair as long as I used to.

CQWW RTTY – K1JSM
CQWW RTTY – K1JSM avatar

Call: K1JSM
Operator(s): K1JSM
Station: K1JSM

Class: SO CLASSIC LP
QTH: RI
Operating Time (hrs): 20
Location: USA
Club: CT RI Contest Group

Summary:

Band	QSOs	
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40:	61	
20:	214	
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Total:	275		Total Score	92,655

Please Post your CQ WW RTTY Scores
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Call: W1DX
Operator(s): W1AN
Station: W1AN

Class: SO(A)AB HP
QTH: CT
Operating Time (hrs): 19
Location: USA
Club: CT RI Contest Group

Summary:

Band	QSOs	State/Prov	DX	Zones
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80:	85	31	        17	7
40:	318	45	        44	14
20:	447	35	        72	23
15:	119	6	        42	16
10:	
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Total:	969	117	        175	60	Total Score	745,536

This was the first contest after nearby lightning took out the K3, several PC’s, TV, Tivo and maybe undiscovered as of yet electronics. This was to be a burn in/trial run of the K3 after replacing the IO boards. The main shack logging PC lost two Com ports in the hit so I reconfigured to use its spares. All appeared well at contest kickoff, but it soon became clear later the PC would not accept audio, locked upped repeatedly, and after several reboots acted as if it was possessed. I had enough for the first night and in the morning and after changing out the PC and transferring the log all was “well” for the remainder except for S9 noise and intermittent internet. Happily the K3 survived the burn-in.

Enjoyed the contest and the Patriots game and others on Sunday. RTTY lets you do that!