All scores are claimed scores unless otherwise noted. CWops CWT Sessions Worked: 11 January: ARRL RTTY Roundup  QSOs: 1218 Mults: 95 Score: 115,710 Op Time: 22 hours My best ever score for this contest.  More QSOs and more mults than ever.  What’s not to like?  Confusion still reigns in the contesting community about the break rule.  I made a few high-power QSOs at the end of the contest in order to qualify for the SOHP category; I will confess that I was category shopping in the hopes of winning the ARRL Central Division plaque.  Based on 3830 scores, it does not appear that I was successful.  Still a very fun way to spend the weekend on the radio.  Should still be good for first place, Indiana. January: NAQP CW QSOs: 756 Mults: 150 Score: 113,400 Op Time: 10 hours QSOs and mults down from last year.  The lack of activity on 15 and 10 largely responsible. January: NAQP SSB QSOs: 214 Mults: 79 Score: 16,906 Op Time: 4:34 A disappointing effort.  I had planned to operate longer but could not get any traction on rate.  People had a hard time hearing me and I did not hear as many stations as I expected to hear.  See comments below for BARTG RTTY Sprint for more info.  January: BARTG RTTY Sprint QSOs: 10 Mults: 10 Score: 160 Op Time: 1 hours I had not operated this contest for several years, turned off by the way the entry categories are constructed.  The band change rule makes a low power SO2R entry impractical.  But I had some time and figured I would jump in.  As was the case for the NAQP SSB, I was not very productive.  I also had weirdness with the dipole.  My KAT500 tuner, which operates from memory, kept showing a high SWR.  I had noticed this same thing during the CWTs between the NAQP SSB and the BARTG contest and made a mental note to go out and look at the antenna to see if it was OK.  But that mental note was not worth the paper it was written on.  When I had the same problem during this contest, I went outside to look and discovered that one of the support ropes for the dipole had broken and half the antenna, including the feed point, was lying on the roof at about 20 feet.  It may have been that way during the NAQP SSB which would account for conditions I experienced then.  A couple of hours of work a few days later restored the dipole to tip-top condition. 
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