2020 ARRL RTTY Roundup Results
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ARRL RTTY Roundup - 2020

Call: W1AN
Operator(s): W1AN
Station: W1AN

Class: SO Unlimited HP
QTH: USA
Operating Time (hrs): 8.5

Summary:
 Band  RTTY Qs  Dig Qs
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   80:    99       0 
   40:   203       0 
   20:   265       0   
   15:    13       0  
   10:     0       0          
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Total:   580       0  State/Prov = 50  Countries = 41  Total Score = 52,780

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Fun contest. Very little on 10/15M but plenty of activity to enjoy. Good to see NG1-Mike Mike active! Anyone use FT8?
Need to study the “two break rule” which limits off time to two minimum 30 minute periods. Is it too restrictive? I can see where this would penalize those who can’t dedicate full weekends. Maybe topic for discussion at next meeting.

73, John W1AN

CQWW RTTY this Weekend
CQWW RTTY this Weekend avatar

I’m getting ready for this weekends CQ WW RTTY contest starting Friday evening. Still looking for operators. Let me know times you can be here and ready for the ride. If you are operating from home, hope to work you on all bands.
73, John W1AN

2019 CQ-160-SSB Results
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Call: W1AN
Operator(s): W1AN
Station: W1AN

Class: Single Op Assisted HP
QTH: CT
Operating Time (hrs): 12

Summary:
Total: QSOs = 420 State/Prov = 50 Countries = 30 Total Score = 103,040

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Conditions were disappointing. The band was a little noisy and signals were down quite a bit from the CW contest a week ago. This required many repeats for fills. Goal was to equal last years score. Barely made it. Good to see the club activity.

73, John W1AN

2019 ARRL DX CW Contest Results
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2019 ARRL DX Contest, CW - 2019

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

Class: SO Unlimited HP
QTH: CT
Operating Time (hrs): ~30~

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
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  160:  173    68
   80:  311    84
   40:  469   100
   20:  542   106
   15:  302    80
   10:           
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Total: 1797   438  Total Score = 2,354,688

Club: CT RI Contest Group


Comments:
I ended up running Single Op Unlimited. Loved every bit. I was even able to get out of bed before dawn both mornings to check on Pacific and Asian possibilities on 160M. Sixty-two countries on 160 the first night! I hope some of you enjoyed the experience. Low bands were great. Virtually no noise. I was surprised to catch a great 15M opening to EU on Sunday. I never checked 10M so, if I didn’t know better I would say sunspots have returned. Amazing number of QRP stations. Even a couple on 160. Check out Q-Machine KI1G results on 3830. He is still in his prime! I don’t know how he does it. Congrats Rick. Heard briefly W1XX and KS1J.

73, John W1AN

Russian Naval Cruiser on 14246.00 this morning. Missiles loaded?
Russian Naval Cruiser on 14246.00 this morning. Missiles loaded? avatar

I worked the Russian Naval Cruiser AURORA this morning on 20M. Call is RF1A/MM. Interesting. Supposedly a museum ship in tow for repairs. Anybody remember amateur radio operating on a US Navy vessel during routine sea missions? Probably a no-no for Russia as well. So I had to google the AURORA. to see what was up. “Some” of our club members may want to pass on making contact, in any case.
73, John W1AN

Warning!–W1DX Activation–Danger!
Warning!–W1DX Activation–Danger! avatar

Another fun contest the ARRL DX CW is fast approaching. February is always a tough month scheduling and preparing for multiple big contests. I am now getting ready and looking forward to chair time this coming weekend. W1DX will be active as a Multi-2. Don’t be shy. All members invited!

73, John W1AN

2018 ARRL 160M Contest
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2018 ARRL 160-Meter Contest

Call: W1AN
Operator(s): W1AN
Station: W1AN

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: CT
Operating Time (hrs): 11

Summary:
Total:  QSOs = 588  Sections = 69  Countries = 25  Total Score = 115,830

Club: CT RI Contest Group

Played a little in this one after hours Thursday and Friday in the swamp splicing multiple animal chews on the beverage feedlines. Only spending half the time in the chair I did not come anywhere close to my highest score of 245,000 in this contest back in 2015. Conditions were quiet Friday evening but noisier with the rain later Saturday.
73, John W1AN

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
QTH: USA
Operating Time (hrs): 20

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
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  160:     
   80:  335
   40:  206
   20:  329
   15:   47
   10:     
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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
QTH: CT
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Pts   QTCs  Mults
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   80:   89    89    10   108
   40:  259   259   190   171
   20:  468   468   150   154
   15:   46    46    50    66
   10:                       
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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