|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. 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!