Rockin’ in CQ WW RTTY

This weekend I’m at the QTH of K7ZSD on the Smoke Mountain Ranch in Oregon for the CQ WW RTTY Contest. We’re using the callsign of Hank, KR7X, and operating Multi-two for the contest.

But it’s a tough one. Out here in 7-land, the QSO’s with EU are few and far between. JA’s have been loud — but few — and the rest of the world is pretty quiet with the sunspots being what they are right now.

My personal highlight from the overnight was working 9M6XRO on 80-meters. It took about three minutes to get the callsign to print, but 9M6XRO was patient to get the QSO delivered.

It’s cool outside, but the contesting is hot inside.

I’ll catch you on the flip side of Zulu.

Scot, K9JY

Scot, KA3DRR

All the best to the team! Sometimes, it is just, all in the propagation. Enjoy, have fun, and contest on…

73 de Scot, KA3DRR

With an A Index of 26 and SF of 68 the propagation can’t be too great. I’ve always had fun in RTTY contests in multi stations. For some reason, it’s a little more easy going than say a CW sprint – and you’re able to have a conversation with your teammates during the slow times.

GL es 73
Pat

Scot, K9JY

1443 QSO’s and 792,000 points at 11:30Z. Lots of US stations; not as much DX because of propagation. I’m running on 80-meters right now…

Scot, K9JY

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