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. February: State QSO Parties MNQP: 55 QSOs, 26 Mults, 2,860 BCQP: 2 QSOs, 2 Mults, 16 VTQP: 10 QSOs, 8 Mults, 272 February: CW WPX RTTY @ K9CT QSOs: 3,351 WPX: 989 Score: 9,284,723 Ops: K9NR, N9CK, K9WX, K9CT, AI9T, KT9L From Craig’s 3830 write-up: We had an excellent team. Each contributed a solid effort and made the weekend a lot of fun. The conditions were not as good the first 24 hours as the last. We never left a chair open no matter the rate. Some Murphy excitement but we worked around the gremlins when they appeared. This is a very enjoyable contest not matter conditions because we can work everyone that calls. Thanks for all of the QSOs! It was fun being on the online scoreboards. Please plan on participating as it add another element of excitement and competitive encouragement. February: NAQP RTTY (Final Score) QSOs: 578 Mults: 121 Score: 69,938 Little to no activity on the high bands due to lack of propagation. So, those multipliers were largely missing and my score was subsequently disappointing. In some previous runnings I had worked straight through the first 10 hours. But this time around, seeing as how the early rates would be low due to the lack of high-band propagation, I took a couple of half hour breaks at 2100z and 2345z in order to shift some operating time to later in the contest, with positive results. March: State QSO Parties NCQP: 25 QSOs, 16 Mults, 1,200 SCQP: 4 QSOs, 3 Mults, 24 IDQP: 14 QSOs, 12 Mults, 264 WIQP: 89 QSOs, 44 Mults, 11,286 OKQP: 42 QSOs, 26 Mults, 3,146 VAQP: 93 QSOs, 48 Mults, 8,256
2020 Contest Results
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