Monthly Archives: January 2010

ARRL RTTY Roundup 2010

During the weekend I was contesting in ARRL RTTY Roundup. Since I have just a wide SSB filter (the stock one) in my FT-897D and I can always hear only the very strong stations, I didn’t plan to make some very good result – I just wanted to make more than 100 QSOs.

I started at 1800Z on 7 MHz and during the first hour I made only 7 connections. After that it became a little better and until 2230Z I had 51 QSOs in my log – I know it’s not very good, but since my goal was 100 QSOs I was quite happy – especially because I had in my log also two U.S. stations (from PA and IL) and French special station TM6WRC (celebrating Sebastian Loeb’s and Daniel Elena’s 6th consecutive victory in World Rallye Championship) Read More »

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SARTG New Year RTTY Contest 2010

This morning (8 – 11 UTC) I participated in SARTG New Year RTTY Contest. I was QRV only on 40 m band and made there 31 QSOs. I liked the contest, especially the idea that “Happy New Year” in native language (I transmitted “STASTNY NOVY ROK”) must be part of an exchange.

As usually I enclose also table of contacted DXCC countries, now also with “Happy New Year” message I received. In advance I apologize for any possible mistakes in the messages.

DXCC entity QSO count Received “HNY”
Fed. Rep. of Germany 8 “FROHES NEUES JAHR”
Italy 7 “FELICE ANNO NUOVO”
Netherlands 7 “GELUKKIG NIEUWJAAR”
Finland 2 “HYVAA UUTTA VUOTTA”
Sweden 2 “GOTT NYTT AR”
Ukraine 2 “Z NOVYM ROKOM”
Greece 1 “KAHLRONIA”
Macedonia 1 “SREKNA NOVA GODINA”
Romania 1 “LA MULTI ANI”

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