2021 CQ WPX RTTY Contest AK1W

                    CQ WPX RTTY Contest - 2022

Call: AK1W
Operator(s): K5ZD
Station: K5ZD

Class: SOAB LP
QTH: MA
Operating Time (hrs): 27.1
OpMode: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
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   80:  241
   40:  385
   20:  483
   15:  527
   10:   68
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Total: 1704  Prefixes = 733  Total Score = 3,360,072

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:

Bud AA3B has proven he can whip me in any RTTY contest so I was looking to try something different this year.  With the improving solar cycle, I was hoping the high bands would be good enough to support some fun operating as low power. Unfortunately, they weren’t that good.

Started 30 minutes late. The contest was a grind from the beginning. Very few sustained runs all weekend.  Spent a lot of time calling people.  Lots of guys CQed in my face.  Meant to stop before the end to watch the Super Bowl pre-game, but did that while operating.  Some good mults called in during the last hour on 40m.

It felt like activity was down, but you wouldn’t know it from the QRM on 20m. I know my station is very loud on 20m.  I couldn’t make a dent. Band was loaded from 14078 to 14150. Skip was short so the Europeans were having their own contest. I tried CQing high and low with no real success. Ended up calling a lot of guys.

Best part of the weekend was the openings to Japan.  15 meters was great both Sat and Sun evening. Even better on 15 than on 20.

As always, it was fun and motivating to watch the online scoreboard. The scores in WPX go up exponentially so when you get behind, it is hard to catch up!

Kudos and respect to all you guys that do RTTY contesting with 100 watts. I don’t think I have the patience for it.  🙂

Station

2x K3

80m: 4 square, dipole

40m: 40-2CD @110′, sloping diploe to west

20m: 205CA @100′/50′

15m: 155ca @66′/33′

10m: 6-el @ 90’

South: Th7DXX @ 40′

WriteLog software, MK2R+ SO2R box

Rates

QSO/Pref by hour and band

 Hour      80M     40M     20M     15M     10M    Total     Cumm    Off

D1-0000Z   5/4    15/15    1/1    --+--   --+--   21/20     21/20     30
D1-0100Z    -     36/30   32/29     -       -     68/59     89/79  
D1-0200Z  23/15   41/28    5/3      -       -     69/46    158/125 
D1-0300Z  28/12   66/39     -       -       -     94/51    252/176 
D1-0400Z  37/10   35/19     -       -       -     72/29    324/205 
D1-0500Z  31/12   20/7      -       -       -     51/19    375/224 
D1-0600Z  19/14   14/10    1/1      -       -     34/25    409/249 
D1-0700Z   2/2     1/0      -       -       -      3/2     412/251    52
D1-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0     412/251    60
D1-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     412/251    60
D1-1000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     412/251    60
D1-1100Z   4/1     8/4    18/13     -       -     30/18    442/269    22
D1-1200Z    -      8/4    40/29   13/9      -     61/42    503/311     8
D1-1300Z    -      1/1      -      1/0      -      2/1     505/312    60
D1-1400Z    -      4/0    26/14   72/41     -    102/55    607/367 
D1-1500Z    -       -     26/12   53/26    4/1    83/39    690/406 
D1-1600Z  --+--   --+--    8/3    29/14   16/7    53/24    743/430 
D1-1700Z    -       -      5/3    31/12   15/11   51/26    794/456 
D1-1800Z    -       -     20/11    7/1     1/1    28/13    822/469    31
D1-1900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     822/469    60
D1-2000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0     822/469    60
D1-2100Z    -       -     38/11   25/14     -     63/25    885/494     9
D1-2200Z    -       -     16/10   28/19    9/1    53/30    938/524 
D1-2300Z    -       -      7/2     3/2      -     10/4     948/528    49
D2-0000Z  --+--    4/4     5/1    --+--   --+--    9/5     957/533    51
D2-0100Z  38/5    25/5     4/1      -       -     67/11   1024/544 
D2-0200Z  23/8    27/13     -       -       -     50/21   1074/565 
D2-0300Z   1/1     5/5      -       -       -      6/6    1080/571    46
D2-0400Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0500Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0600Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0700Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0800Z  --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--   --+--    0/0    1080/571    60
D2-0900Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-1000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1080/571    60
D2-1100Z  17/0     8/1     5/3      -       -     30/4    1110/575    22
D2-1200Z   7/2     6/1    31/15    2/0      -     46/18   1156/593 
D2-1300Z    -       -     28/11   19/9      -     47/20   1203/613 
D2-1400Z    -       -     12/2    69/24     -     81/26   1284/639 
D2-1500Z    -       -     15/6    56/14     -     71/20   1355/659 
D2-1600Z  --+--   --+--   11/2    47/9    --+--   58/11   1413/670 
D2-1700Z    -       -     34/9    27/4     3/1    64/14   1477/684 
D2-1800Z    -       -     33/8    11/4    14/5    58/17   1535/701 
D2-1900Z    -       -      7/2     9/0      -     16/2    1551/703    44
D2-2000Z    -       -       -       -       -      0/0    1551/703    60
D2-2100Z    -       -      6/0     2/2     4/2    12/4    1563/707    43
D2-2200Z    -      8/1    36/5    22/5     2/1    68/12   1631/719 
D2-2300Z   6/1    53/10   13/3     1/0      -     73/14   1704/733 

Total:   241/87  385/197 483/210 527/209  68/30

Best 60 mins: 102 starting at 12-Feb-2022 13:59

Worked on 5 bands:

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