CQWW 160M SSB (Please Post Results Here)
CQWW 160M SSB (Please Post Results Here) avatar


CQ160SSB Score Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2012-02-24

CallSign Used : W1CTN
Operator(s) : W1CTN

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : CT
Gridsquare : FN31ST

Address : 32 BENZ STREET
City/State/Zip : ANSONIA  CT  06401
Country : USA

ARRL Section : CT
Software : N1MM Logger V11.10.3

Band    QSOs    Pts  StP   DXC
1.8     206     479   48    8
Total     206     479   48    8

Score : 26,824
Rig : FT2000 VL1000 1.2 KW

Antennas : 160 INVERTED L 70′ VERTICAL

Soapbox : CHAIR TIME 3.09 HRS.




RTTY NAQP this weekend
RTTY NAQP this weekend avatar

CTRI Contest Group;

     This  coming weekend is a great opportunity to get some more RTTY practice using N1MM.  This contest is 12 hours only, and is limited to 100 Watts.  This means every one is “high power” and sleep will not be a problem.  I suggest you give it a try.  The CQ WW 160 SSB is the same weekend, but since the noise has been an issue with this warm winter, maybe the NAQP RTTY would be more fun and less pain!

    GL and 73, Mike, K1DM

N1MM Software Topics
N1MM Software Topics avatar

I saw this email on the N1MM reflector and recalled that there was some confusion about LOGTHENPOP & LOGTHENGRAB during the run up to CQWPX RTTY a couple weeks ago. The first email was cut from one from Rick Ellison, N2AMG, the digital programmer of N1MM, in response to a query on the reflector.
Ken K3IU
—– Original Message —–
From: “Ken Wagner K3IU” <kenk3iu@cox.net>
To: “Mike McKaughan” <k1dm.dr.michael@gmail.com>; “Pat Atwood, NG1G” <ng1g@verizon.net>; “Ed Haskell” <haskell.ed@gmail.com>; “W1AN” <w1an@dxusa.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 9:08 AM

This should clarify as explained by the guy who wrote it…

“Log then pop allows more control as it allows the operator click on calls
that they see in the screen and stack them on the bandmap to work in
succession qfterwards(sic)…

Log then grab instead of using the bandmap just grabs the next available
call from the grab window on the Digital window. Sometimes you might be
grabbing a garbage callsign as some calls do not decode correctly and still
get placed in the grab window. So the operator needs to be aware of the call
that is being grabbed..

73 Rick N2AMG”

On 2/19/2012 9:19 AM, Pat Atwood, NG1G wrote:

Thank you for that elucidation, Ken. I suspected as much from reading the manual’s description of where the “grabbed” calls came from, but with  no direct experience I couldn’t swear to it.

BTW, in the little time I spent working 80M this weekend I used ESM, and found it very helpful as long as I didn’t screw up the sequence by hitting SPACE too early. I just need to better train my brain and hand to the motions.

Pat, NG1G

On 2/19/2012 10:17 PM, Mike McKaughan wrote:

Let’s include Rick in these discussions so he can stay up to speed as he learns N1MM Logger.  Does someone want to volunteer to put these e-mails on the Web site so we know where they are? Also, we need to start documenting all the little things we learn about the Logger during contests so we know where all the tricks are stored.
We had trouble this CW weekend with the program freezing on the Windows-7 computer that ran the Yaesu 1000MP or the side of the room where Ken’s K3 was used during the RTTY WPX weekend.  I found info on the FAQ (I think) for N1MM about how to install the logger on Windows 7 computers.  I didn’t see anything that looked unusual (make sure you’re Administrator when you install the software), but I do not have a Windows-7 machine.
I’ll be in contact via e-mail only through Thursday.

Mike, K1DM
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 05:31:49 -0500
From: Ken K3IU <kenk3iu@cox.net>
To: Mike McKaughan <k1dm.dr.michael@gmail.com>
CC: “Pat Atwood, NG1G” <ng1g@verizon.net>,
Ed Haskell <haskell.ed@gmail.com>,
W1AN <w1an@dxusa.net>, KI1G <KI1G@verizon.net>

I have seen something somewhere in the last couple of weeks saying that Win7 problems, assuming that N1MM Logger was installed correctly, is probably caused bu RFI. I can’t imagine how RFI would cause problems with the software, but that is what was reported. It was recommended that ALL equipment have chassis’ connected together and to the station ground. It was NOT reported that this cured the problem with crashes.

The special installation instructions for N1MM on a Win7 machine are mainly about “where” to install it because of the Win7 “security” setup that objects to a program writing to a file in the \Program Files folder where N1MM (and virtually everything else) used to be installed. The default installation folder is now in \N1MM Logger folder. Also as Mike says, the installation should be made by right clicking on the installation file and selecting “Run as Administrator.”

73, Ken K3IU

From: “Rick Davenport” <ki1g@verizon.net>
To: “‘Ken K3IU'” <kenk3iu@cox.net>,
“‘Mike McKaughan'” <k1dm.dr.michael@gmail.com>
Cc: “‘Pat Atwood, NG1G'” <ng1g@verizon.net>,
“‘Ed Haskell'” <haskell.ed@gmail.com>,    “‘W1AN'” <w1an@dxusa.net>

Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:33:22 -0500

Hi Guys,

I did not experience any major issues with N1MM this weekend, only a minor
annoyance on the computer connected to the FT-1000, every time I would click
on a spot to go work it, the software would put the rig in dual receive mode
which gives the headphone audio a whole new sound. Probably just a setting
that  I need to change somewhere, but finding the somewhere is the hard
part. I did not use ESM mode, just programmed the F-Keys as I have always
used them in Writelog.

Other than that, the weekend started out on record pace and stayed so until
06Z on Sunday when my K3 shut off, the FT-1000 did not hear any signals and
there was an alarm that I have never heard before that was beeping away in
the shack. Needless to say that after being up and on the rig for 30 hours
prior to all this, some mental chaos ensued.

Turns out that the alarm was an overvoltage alarm on my 12V power supply and
it had turned off the DC output. No 12V = no K3 and none of my other
switching widgets were working. I do not have a back up power supply and am
still off the air. Moral of this story is to know your stations Achilles
heel. Once I decide on what to replace the power supply with, I will be
getting two.

Hope everyone had fun….

Rick KI1G


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73, Ken K3IU

WTB T2X avatar

I am looking for a HD Rotor.

M2 Orion would be the best……………

Please let me know you have anything is available.






Webinars on Digi Contesting and N1MM Logger
Webinars on Digi Contesting and N1MM Logger avatar

Thanks to Jim Spears, N1NK, for forwarding this to me. These webinars are free and open to the public. You don’t have to be a member of PVRC to join in and learn.

73, Ken K3IU

-----Original Message-----
From: dailydx-bounces@kkn.net [mailto:dailydx-bounces@kkn.net] On Behalf Of
Bernie McClenny, W3UR
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:54 AM
To: The Daily DX mailing list
Subject: [The Daily DX] Upcoming Webinar Schedule

The following is from K4ZW, Ken Claerbout:

The Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) is please to announce the following
Webinar schedule:

Title:  N1MM Logger in Depth:  Part 1 - Overview
Date:  Tuesday, February 28
Time:  9 PM EST (Wednesday, February 29 - 02:00 UTC) Registration
(free):  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/611548330
(registration link also posted on www.pvrc.org under the Upcoming
Webinars link) Part one of a two part series provides a overview of the
N1MM logging program.  Series presenters include:
Pete Smith N4ZR
Steve London N2IC
Larry Gauthier K8UT
Rich Ferch VE3KI

Title:  N1MM Logger in Depth:  Part 2 - Digital Modes and Multi-Op
Date:  Tuesday, March 6
Time:  9 PM EST (Wednesday, March 7 - 02:00 UTC) Registration (free):
(registration link also posted on www.pvrc.org under the Upcoming
Webinars link) Part two of a two part series provides a overview of the
N1MM logging program.  Series presenters include:
Pete Smith N4ZR
Steve London N2IC
Larry Gauthier K8UT
Rich Ferch VE3KI

Title:  Getting Started In Digital Contesting
Date:  Sunday, April 1
Time:  3 PM EDT (19:00 UTC)
Registration (free):  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/982837010
(registration link also posted on www.pvrc.org under the Upcoming
Webinars link) Steve Ford, WB8IMY, QST Editor / Publications Manager
provides a beginner-level introduction to digital contesting with a
discussion of equipment requirements, software and techniques.

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2012 CQ WPX RTTY Results
2012 CQ WPX RTTY Results avatar

Sorry I’m late in getting this posted. If I say that I got distracted, you older folks out there will understand.  🙂 .

Please post your results here by adding comments to this posting. Some of you have already sent emails on the CTRICG Yahoo reflector and I can grab them OK.  Thanks. When it looks like I’ve got all the results, I’ll update the Champions Leaderboard spreadsheet and post it here.

73, Ken K3IU




ARRL DX CW Certificate Received!
ARRL DX CW Certificate Received! avatar

Believe it or not, I, a ham who is not a CW operator, received today a certificate for 1st place in the 2011 ARRL DX CW contest, Single-op, Assisted, Low Power, RI. There were two entries from RI. Apparently I had a 50/50 chance!

They’ll give these certificates to just about anybody, won’t they?


Pat, NG1G

Dayton HamVention
Dayton HamVention avatar

I hope I’m sending this post to the right place. Somehow the site seems to change every time I get on it, but I’ll give it the good ol’ college try.

A while back I thought some of the CTRI members mentioned getting together for a trip to Dayton this year. I need to visit my parents in Cincinnati and thought the HamVention weekend would be good place to start my visit. The HamVention is May 18-20, and I found flights into Dayton for $330 (round-trip of course). Some members in the past rented a van and drove down there. My plan is to fly into Dayton Friday night, hopefully meet up with CTRI members someplace, possibly the annual HamVention Pizza Party for contesters (look it up) , attend the event on Saturday, then drive south to see my folks and spend a few days there. Who’s up for an “unofficial” CTRI meeting at the Dayton HamVention on Saturday, at let’s say 1200 noon in the food court? A walk around the flea market, en mass, would possibly follow the meeting. Any takers? 73 de KB1LN Bob   

Awards Luncheon Tomorrow – Last Reminder
Awards Luncheon Tomorrow – Last Reminder avatar

We have the following planning so far to attend the awards luncheon tomorrow Saturday at noon at Gregg’s in North Kingston. I think we had nearly 20 last year. I will call the restaurant later today with the total count. If you would like to attend you can reply here or on the yahoo site. Its a good time! If you find you can make it at the last minute you are welcome. Seats are available!

73, John W1AN



Greggs Restaurant
4120 Quaker Lane – Route 2
North Kingstown

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