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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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No time for OK DX RTTY Contest 2009 …

I’ve had to study for exam in Computer Networks I. Please wish me luck on Monday:-) After the exam I’ll update this post.


UPDATE: As I wrote here 2 days ago, I had no time for contesting since I had to study for an exam. But I still couldn’t resist and made a few QSOs in both OK RTTY Contest and RAC Winter Contest.

Table of contacted DXCC countries:

DXCC entity 3.5 MHz 7 MHz 14 MHz 21 MHz 28 MHz All bands
United States of America 0 0 5 0 0 5
European Russia 0 0 2 0 0 2
Greece 0 0 1 0 0 1
Ukraine 0 0 1 0 0 1

Table of contacted CQ zones:

CQ zone 3.5 MHz 7 MHz 14 MHz 21 MHz 28 MHz All bands
05 – E Z of N. America 0 0 5 0 0 5
16 – E Z of Europe 0 0 3 0 0 3
20 – Balkan Z 0 0 1 0 0 1

Not a lot of QSOs, but I’m still quite pleased… I made a QSO to new U.S. county (PA, Snyder), and on Monday I got an A in Computers Network exam! So the studying (instead of contesting) was worth it:-)

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TARA RTTY Mêlée 2009

Today I participated in my first RTTY contest – actually it was also the first time I used digi modes at all.

My equipment:

  • Aerial: 20/15/10m Tribander, 80/40m Inverted VEE
  • RIG: Yaesu FT-897D; PWR: 50 W
  • Interface: G4ZLP Digimaster Pro
  • SW: N1MM + MMTTY

I started on 40 metres, where I made the first (and only) QSO at about 06:28 UTC (btw. thanks to F5OAM for my 1st RTTY QSO!), then I moved to the 20 metres for the rest of contest (except for 1 QSO on 15m).

During the whole contest I made 65 QSOs to 24 DXCC countries, 7 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. For all the time I was S&Ping, even though now I regret a little I didn’t try CQing for a while…

I had almost no problem transmitting, most of stations read my “DE OK1CLD OK1CLD OK1CLD” right after 1st calling. However, I lost some of potential QSOs, because quite often I wasn’t able to read CQing station’s callsign. Sometimes it was due to weaker signal, sometimes there was a strong signal close to caller’s freq that “erased” everything around. Maybe it would help if I set up either my radio or MMTTY differently – have to try and find some tips on Internet.

Two weeks from now there will be OK RTTY Contest (contest rules – scroll down to the bottom of page), so if I have time I’ll try to set up my equipment better and to make more QSOs than today… and I hope to hear you during the contest! :-)

Table of contacted DXCC entities:

DXCC entity 3.5 MHz 7 MHz 14 MHz 21 MHz 28 MHz All bands
France 0 1 7 0 0 8
Finland 0 0 7 0 0 7
United States of America 0 0 7 0 0 7
Netherlands 0 0 6 0 0 6
Ukraine 0 0 5 1 0 6
Belgium 0 0 4 0 0 4
England 0 0 4 0 0 4
European Russia 0 0 3 0 0 3
Canada 0 0 2 0 0 2
Portugal 0 0 2 0 0 2
Romania 0 0 2 0 0 2
Scotland 0 0 2 0 0 2
Asiatic Russia 0 0 1 0 0 1
Bulgaria 0 0 1 0 0 1
Cyprus 0 0 1 0 0 1
Iceland 0 0 1 0 0 1
Italy 0 0 1 0 0 1
Japan 0 0 1 0 0 1
Kazakhstan 0 0 1 0 0 1
Serbia 0 0 1 0 0 1
Spain 0 0 1 0 0 1
Sweden 0 0 1 0 0 1
UK Sov. Base Areas on Cyprus 0 0 1 0 0 1
Wales 0 0 1 0 0 1

Table of contacted U.S. states:

U.S. state 3.5 MHz 7 MHz 14 MHz 21 MHz 28 MHz All bands
Illinois 0 0 1 0 0 1
Maryland 0 0 1 0 0 1
New York 0 0 1 0 0 1
Oklahoma 0 0 1 0 0 1
Pennsylvania 0 0 1 0 0 1
Tennessee 0 0 1 0 0 1
Virginia 0 0 1 0 0 1

Table of contacted Canadian provinces:

Canadian prov. 3.5 MHz 7 MHz 14 MHz 21 MHz 28 MHz All bands
New Brunswick 0 0 1 0 0 1
Quebec 0 0 1 0 0 1

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