Here is the result of my minimal effort this weekend.I heard W1DX once on 15, but didn’t hear anyone else.

Call: K3IU
Operator(s): K3IU
Station: K3IU
Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 8.1

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:    0     0        0
   80:   21     8       17
   40:   64    13       33
   20:  181    14       51
   15:   50    12       35
   10:    0     0        0
Total:  316    47      136  Total Score = 163,602

ARRL Sweepstakes Phone
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2018 ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB

Call: W1DX
Operator(s): K1ECU W1WBB W1AN
Station: W1AN

Class: Multi-Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 20

 Band  QSOs
   80:  335
   40:  206
   20:  329
   15:   47
Total:  917  Sections = 83  Total Score = 152,222

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Bill W1WBB and Charles K1ECU and I enjoyed the fair to decent condition last weekend on phone. I started out on 20M Saturday running low power. That proved to be a very frustrating experience. It seemed I couldn’t even hear myself so I jumped to HP and warmed up the amp. By about midnite I had worked nearly 70 sections. An early start in the morning before sunrise got the section total easily to near 80 before the arrival of the the first relief crew member Bill W1WBB. I became backup/break operator for the rest of the contest when Charles K1ECU arrived later. WY was number 81. Two back to back NL sections were worked to fill slot number 82. Last section 83 worked was AK by Bill. Worked W1XX, W1CTN, K1ECU (from home qth). Heard KI1G very late.

NG1Mike stopped by Sunday noonish to visit and operate. Lunch and an extended chat session got in the way of operating, but he did go home with a rig and cables to test out his new tower and antennas. He just may be on for the 10M contest with his new setup.

73, John W1AN

W1DX Operates as Multi-Single in WAE RTTY
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2018 WAE DX Contest, RTTY

Call: W1DX
Operator(s): N6ERD K1DM W1AN
Station: W1AN

Class: M/S HP
Operating Time (hrs): 24

 Band  QSOs  Pts   QTCs  Mults
   80:   89    89    10   108
   40:  259   259   190   171
   20:  468   468   150   154
   15:   46    46    50    66
Total:  862   862   400   499  Total Score = 629,738

Club: CT RI Contest Group

This was the first time for all three of us operating in the WAE RTTY. The contest is very much like the 48 hour CQ WW RTTY where you work everybody. So QSOs are almost unlimited. Difference is in the scoring and what is considered a multiplier. Countries have multipliers as well as adding a new one for each district such as W2, W3, etc. Also is the addition to the QSO count for each exchange of a QTC which is basically an exchange of info of a max of 10 prior QSOs to an eligible operator on another continent. N1MM makes exchanging QTCs easy as most is automated in RTTY. If the operator is eligible to receive or send you a group of QTCs, the keystrokes of Cntrl +Z or Cntrl +Z (twice) will bring up the QTC receive/send exchange screen. There is a learning curve involved, but tutorials and videos are available. Our score could have improved more significantly if we were better prepared.
73, John W1AN