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K6RMChecklogInteresting. My first use of FT4, or for that matter, ANY WSJT mode in a contest. I was in NA-VHF mode but I still thought I saw some signal reports being exchanged. Anyway, fun to try something new, even if just for a few Qs
K6UFOMSHThis was a Multi-operator, Single-transmitter operation with three ops remote from the fabulous mountaintop station on Mount Umunhum. K6UFO had this crazy idea to set a M/S Record for the USA, and maybe we did it. K6TD likes digital operating, and was a wizard at getting our remote connections and logging working to the mountaintop station - with VPNs, internet logbooks, TeamViewer, etc... ND2T is a lively optimist and able to keep us moving forward, finding and solving problems, getting us in practice, and pulling together. Everyone had operated FT8/4 before, and was familiar with the Writelog/Digirite software. Everyone was an experienced contest operator, and knew how to keep butt-in-chair, monitor the rate, and pounce on Mults. No major mistakes were made. Without an SO2R- capable station, we could only operate one-band, one-cycle so we tried to keep busy every transmit cycle, and queue up our next target while receiving. Our average rate was 25, our best hour was a 47, our worst was a 6. But the worst arrived late in the contest when K6TD first switched to 80M at 3AM, called CQ, and ZL3TE called, and was worked without any repeats - two overs! Then the internet failed. Cloudflare blames CenturyLink, etc... but the internet was terrible right through to the end of contest. 20m was the best band all day long, and we spent 11 hours there. ND2T spent an hour to pull the easy Qs and Mults from 15m, but not worth more time. 40m was second best band and delivered for over seven hours. 80m was difficult, but needed at the start and finish, and a good run at 05Z. We never bothered with 160m, nor 10m. Mark K6UFO for K6TD, ND2T and K6UFO. Flex 6700 and SmartSDR Alpha 9500 running 500 to 800 watts Writelog and Digirite software JK Mid-Tri (3 el on 20m, 4 el on 15m) at 95 and 45 feet high JK 4 el 40m yagi at 110 feet 80m 4-square array ---- QSOs by hour and band. (use monospaced font) 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm D1-1200Z - 16 - - - - 16 16 D1-1300Z - 6 21 - - - 27 43 D1-1400Z - - 13 4 - - 17 60 D1-1500Z - - - 24 - - 24 84 D1-1600Z ---+- ---+- ---+- 27 ---+- ---+- 27 111 D1-1700Z - - - 20 - - 20 131 D1-1800Z - - - 25 - - 25 156 D1-1900Z - - - 22 - - 22 178 D1-2000Z - - - 33 - - 33 211 D1-2100Z - - - 42 - - 42 253 D1-2200Z - - - - 19 - 19 272 D1-2300Z - - - 29 - - 29 301 D2-0000Z ---+- ---+- ---+- 36 ---+- ---+- 36 337 D2-0100Z - - - 32 - - 32 369 D2-0200Z - - - 13 - - 13 382 D2-0300Z - - 27 - - - 27 409 D2-0400Z - 9 38 - - - 47 456 D2-0500Z - 26 12 - - - 38 494 D2-0600Z - - 23 - - - 23 517 D2-0700Z - - 20 - - - 20 537 D2-0800Z ---+- ---+- 26 ---+- ---+- ---+- 26 563 D2-0900Z - 4 23 - - - 27 590 D2-1000Z - 6 - - - - 6 596 D2-1100Z - 15 - - - - 15 611 Total: 0 82 203 307 19 0
K6ZHSO HP ALLMy first venture into this contest. I decided to Really different than CW contesting, but interesting nonetheless
K7CASO HP 40MFirst time entering this contest. I like the 24 hour format and especially the distance for extra points multiplier
K7HKRSO LP ALLFun and productive contest even with a modest station in mediocre conditions. Two years in, this is a great addition to the contest schedule!
K7VITSO LP ALLThanks WWROF for sponsoring a fun event. A big TU to K1JT and the gang--The software worked great. Thank you also to all who answered my calls. Jerry K7VIT
K8YESO HP 20MI enjoyed my first WW-Digi Test! Thanks for organizing it! I'm already looking forward to the next WW-Digi Event! 73 es Good DX! Dennis (K8YE)
K9IMKSO LP 40MFT857D w/ DIY EFHW 40-10 all with 50 watts
KA2ENESO LP ALLIcom IC-7300 Wire Antennas
KA2YRASO LP 40MExcellent contest, wish I had more time to operate this year
KB2SSO HP ALLWish to enter Rookie overlay if possible. Thanks!
KC2WUFSO LP ALL50W Yaesu FTDX3000 with following antennas: - 100 foot long wire for 160/80 - 40/20-meter ladder-line dipole for 40/20/15 - 11-meter dipole for 10
KC3OYZSO LP ALLMy first HAM contest! Just got my Tech in Feb and General in May. I've been having fun with FT8 and JS8Call, but having issues with fldigi. I'll get there. This was fun. Thanks to the sponsors and I hope my club had some others contributing
KE6JACSO LP ALLGreat time!!
KG4NESO LP ALLTook me a while to get my KG4-Guantanamo Bay remote station up and working. Made a go at it anyway
KG5EIUSO HP ALLFirst WW Digi DX Contest and it was a Fun contest!
KG5RJSO LP ALLI can't imagine how much fun this will be when we have good propagation
KH6MLSO LP ALLALOHA FROM HAWAII. THANKS FOR HOSTING IT
KI6DYChecklogI accidentally sent my old grid square of EM17 to several stations at the beginning of the contest
KJ4LPISO QRP 80MFirst time to participate. Really enjoyed it
KJ7GUISO LP ALLrookie
KK8MMChecklogMy first attempt at this contest. Disappointed as to how few stations chose to operate upband on 20M FT8 , choosing instead to dwell in the massive QRM pileup closer to 14.090 MHz. Seems the contest organizers' encouragements to move upband fell on 'deaf ears' (pun intended)
KM8VSO LP ALLAs usual, spent more time in the chair than I expected to. That seems to happen when Doug AB8M and I are neck and neck on the online scoreboard.. The first half of this contest is just awful. 20 meters is a slog, with lots of QRM and QSB which makes it difficult to get any consistent rate going, at least with 100w and a wire. Once the sun goes down and 40/80 jump to life, it's an entirely different ballgame. Crashed at about 0600z and got back up for the last two hours, which were awesome. If the second half of this thing wasn't so much fun, I probably woulnd't do it again. 73 de KM8V
KV4ZYSO LP ALLExclusively FT4, mostly run CQ, Dupes called me, I logged them anyway
KZ5ASO LP 40Mlog also contains 20M QSOs.... I think. Not sure
LU5YFSO LP ALLThis is my first digi contest...Thanks for patience, see u next year!
LW6HARSO LP ALLFun contest!
LX9DXMMMulti/Multi with two OPS
M0SDYSO LP ALLFun contest
MM7BWKSO QRP ALLGreat fun doing my first ever contest looking forward to next year !
N0KRESO LP ALLWAS A FUN CONTEST, HAD LIGHTNING HERE IN ARIZONA FOR PART OF IT. HAD TO SHUT DOWN FOR A WHILE. 73
N1APISO LP ALLApologies for miss reading the contest ending time! I could have gone on for another 24 hours!
N4FPSO LP ALLFlex 6400
N4IQSO HP ALLThanks to the sponsors for a great event. Lots of activity and DX!
N5CRSO HP ALLFAQs said to enter grid ZZ00 for stations not in contest, but WSJTX 2.2's logging in the contest kept sending signal reports over and over and over. There needs to be an easy way to send them a signal report, so whey will quit calling. At the beginning of the contest, I went to 80M and selected FT4 .. WSJTX sent me to 3575 KHz(?) I didn't figure out until the second night that it should have been 3580
N5KOSO HP ALLSO1R, 500 watts, doublet
N6GEOSO LP ALL8:35 hrs
N6ICSO HP ALLEnjoyed the contest... good activity
N7NRSO HP ALLThanks to John Klein, WA6TQT, for letting me operate his great station
N8DVEChecklogEnjoyed it!
N8GUSO LP ALLThis contest is getting better and better each year. There was a lot of activity in the non contest portions of each band... those folks missed out on a great time. Looking forward to 2021
N8SBESO QRP ALLOnly got 25 contacts before bad weather (wind/rain) chased me inside. I was operating picnic-portable at a campsite in St. Ignace, MI, just north of the Mackinac Bridge
ND3NSO LP ALLGood Contest - First time I've played with FT4. Mostly FT8. 90% calling CQ with the occasional hunt. Rig: Kenwood TS-890 Ant: GAP Challenger DX, Ground Mounted S/W: WSJT-X (Imported Log into WriteLog to prepare Cabrillo)
NE1BSO HP ALLNice to have Contest suggested frequencies to separate from DXer activity
NE6ISO LP ALLA good turnout made for good fun!
NG3DSO LP 40MFIRST TIME IN CONTEST. OPERATED AWAY FROM HOME QTH AT XYL'S QTH WITH MUCH BETTER ANTENNA. VERY EXCITING AND ENJOYABLE. HAD TROUBLE GOING TO SLEEP AFTERWARD!
NG7MSO HP ALL2 Hours (and 9 minutes according to N1MM) of I won't stop operating the FT modes because when in Rome, well you know the rest. I will continue to sum up FT4 as like watching paint dry and FT8 as like watching dry paint... dry. Operating FT modes truly is a spectator sport. :) Max NG7M
NI4YSO LP ALLFrom second QTH located at EM72as on lovely Lake Martin
NP2XChecklogWelcome back to KP2B! (WP3A)
NQ0NSO QRP ALLI had a great time! 73

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