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North American QSO Party, RTTY   2013   July   Claimed Score

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Call: WQ6X
Operator(s): N6GEO WQ6X
Station: N6GEO

Class: M/2 LP
QTH: Brentwood, Ca
Operating Time (hrs): 12
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:25595Total Score24,225


Club: Minnesota Wireless Assn


Comments:     [email]     2013-07-21 21:43:57
This was another Multi-2 operation with WQ6X (Ron) & N6GEO (George) from Brentwood Calif. Ron ran 20-meters exclusively, while George covered 80, 40, 15 & 10. Our participation allowed us to test-drive a pair of FLEX-1500 installations in preparation for an upcoming RTTY contest expedition. We had to sort out a number of Windoze Vista "blue screen" events as part of our computer preparation. Once the contest got under way luckily there were no further blue screens. Radios: (2) FLEX-1500 radios into a pair of Tokyo HyPower 50 watt amplifiers. Antennas: a TH-3 Jr. (6mh) and a Hygain 8-BTV laden with radials. Band conditions we so-so with some serious atmospheric noise at several points. Our money bands were 20 & 15, with some success on 40 & 80. 10 meters never really did open up for the SF bay area and we were not equipped this weekend for 160. So typical of competitions lately is stations not checking to see if frequencies are in use before jumping in. We may not have had the loudest signal around, however we were noticeable enough that we were obviously hearable and yet stations moved in on us anyway. I also noticed a lack of breathing room around the NCDXF beacon on 14.100; which to me is inexcusable. If you don't know about the 14.100 beacons then you should not be operating 20-meter RTTY in the first place. Overall, this event was a lot of fun. It's nice to get to know people on a "first name basis" in this contest. Look for WQ6X in the upcoming NAQP contests. Ron WQ6X