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ARRL RTTY Roundup   2014   Jan 4   Claimed Score

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Call: WP2/WQ6X
Operator(s): N6GEO WQ6X
Station: KP2M

Class: M/S LP
QTH: St. Croix
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOs
80:8
40:231
20:250
15:398
10:207
Total:1094State/Prov55Countries51Total Score115,964

 

Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2014-01-07 18:41:53
N6GEO/NP2 & WQ6X/WP2 together ran a Multi-single operation from the KP2M station (see: http://RadioReef.Com) on the island of St. Croix (Zone 8) using a unique combination of equipment. We brought in a pair of Flex-1500 SDR radios and Tokyo Hy Power amps. The main station ran a 1500 into an intermediate HL-45b amplifier uping the 5 watts to approx. 35 watts, enough to drive an ALPHA 89 amplifier to 149.45 watts to qualify as an LP entry. We used the array of antennas at the KP2M site which included a Force-12 multi- element yagi for the high bands, 6-elements on 20-m, 3-elements on 40-m and a dipole for 80. Other than a handful of Windoze"blue screens" (the worst came when I attempted to contact WA1ZAM for VT) we did not encounter any major problems. We worked all states except ND and logged most of the VE provinces, as well as 52 DXCC multipliers. Overall, we had a wonderful time and had a ball handing out /WP2 as a country. The wonderful thing about RTTY contests is that we didn't have to hear from 1,000+ different stations how COLD it is. For us, the Wx was a consistent 85-f in the day and 70's in the night. For the 5-hour sleep period, WQ6X slept on a HUGE hammock on the back patio of the Radio Reef location. N1MM as our logging program worked EXTREMELY well; especially with the stacking/grab features and the F11-NOW key. While you can expect to look for us in other upcoming RTTY contests, there will never be one quite like our operation from St. Croix. You can see more comments about our activity at the WQ6X contest blog: http://wq6x.blogspot.com/2014/01/wq6x-n6geo-operate-rtty-ru-contest-as.html