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Contest results

Posted by R P Davis on August 14, 2013 at 6:25 AM

The results of the CQ WPX RTTY and ARRL DX Phone contests were just released.  

In the CQ WPX RTTY contest I was fortunate to be invited to operate at KP2M by Gator N5RZ and Deborah K5RZA as a Multi-operator, Two-transmitter entry (M2).  The results are in the latest issue of CQ Magazine, and they're pretty impressive: We made 3rd in the world and first in North America! 

It says we set a new NA record, but Gator thinks there is a Puerto Rico station that had just over 14M a few years back (we were at 13.9M). Contest Chairman W0YK said we almost took second place due to our accuracy - the 2nd place guys score reduction was about 12% and ours was just over 6%.


What this means is we won the North America trophy this year!  

In the ARRL DX Phone contest WP2XX scored 1,203,276 points with 2,043 QSOs and 197 multipliers in the B (low power) category.  That's good enough to win the category in USVI!  

Okay, there were no other entries in the catagory, but I'm going to be stoked anyway, thanks. :P Now to await the certificate.

Tony N2TK, a fellow FRC member, operated KP2M to the top spot in the high-power class.  6,237,840 - 6,601 - 316 is a fine job from Phil KT3Y's awesome rental station.  Fred NP2X got in on the action, too, for a few hours.

NAQP phone this weekend.  Speaking of Fred NP2X, he graciously offered the use of his newly-installed tower and beam, but some late-afternoon appointments on Saturday mean I'm going to operate from home.  

I love NAQP.  It's one of my favorite contests.  Generally quite small, laid-back, 100w power limit, interesting exchange - it's just fun and relaxing.  I missed the latest CW version a couple of weeks ago due to a trip to the mainland.  But I'm back now, and I'm ready to let 'er rip! 

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