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North American QSO Party, RTTY   2017   February   Claimed Score

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Call: WQ6X
Operator(s): WQ6X
Station: NX6T

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Fallbrook, Ca.
Operating Time (hrs): 9
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:400117Total Score46,800


Club: Southern California Contest Club

Team: SCCC

Comments:     [email]     2017-02-26 12:28:56
This is another WQ6X remote operation from NX6T. Things went smoothly until the internet router in Fallbrook became intermittently flaky. 10 meters was non-existent with 20 & 15 being a toss-up for best band. Outside of one VK5 station on 20 (who called me off the back of the C-31 yagi), there were no QSOs outside of U.S. and Canada; no Central/South America, no EU and no JA - HuH? I liked the creative use of names such as: BIGFRANK, HILLTOP, DOYLE,CJ & JERZY (who was in NY). For the 1st couple of hours I ran the K3 at 4 watts into an ACOM 2000a dialed back to 99 watts. When the remote control of the amp failed I upped the K3 power to 62 watts barefoot. On 80 meters I initially forgot to up the power so the 1st 9 QSOs (mostly to the Midwest) were made running 4 watts - OOOOPS. Because this was a remote operation I chose to run frequencies 99% of the time. Stations would call me OFF FREQUENCY and then get mad when I told them to tune me in rather than using RIT (which is not possible to do using the RCForb software to run the K3). So instead of getting MAD at me or calling me LAZY (as one station did), the REAL solution is to BE ON FREQUENCY WHEN YOU CALL ME - HELLO!....... (What part about being on frequency before making a radio transmission do you NOT understand?) As I was running on 3575.75 at 04:30z I got preempted by the RN6 CW traffic net so I setup camp on 3592.92. Unfortunately, stations seemed to have trouble finding me after that so I finished off the contest on 40. Ron WQ6X