We used the same Flex-1500 + Tokyo HyPower amplifier pairs that we ran on St. Croix last month as WP2/WQ6X in the RTTY Roundup (RU). Each pair was run into a 500-w amp to run more "coolly" at just 100 watts - the NAQP power limit. We ran these configurations into a multiplexed TH3-jr about 7mh and a ground mounted 6-BTV vertical with a blown 40-meter trap.
|MFJ Loop & Controller|
While the two stations were networked, STN#2 started off signing as WQ6X (instead of N6GEO); a leftover from our WP2/WQ6X operation on St. Croix. Because we normally use my callsign, I didn't realize we were running as N6GEO until 28 10-meter QSOs were made.
The solution to this problem was to select out the 28 WQ6X QSOs and submit them as a single-OP log entry. The rest of the log was submitted as N6GEO, satisfying all contest requirements. In the end, as N6GEO we made 382 QSOs with 147 multipliers, slightly over a 2:1 ratio - not bad for all our trouble.
According to the 3830Scores website we made it to 8th place in the Multi-2 category.
|Integrated N1MM & PowerSDR software screens|
George and I learned a lot from this event. Our quick response to the problems we encountered kept us in the contest down to the last 30-seconds. Because we were using the PowerSDR waterfall displays, it was amazing to watch a screen full of waterfalls disappear at 06:00z, leaving a handful of PSK and JT-65 signals remaining.
Now that we know how to do this correctly, we will be ready for the August
 NAQP RTTY contest - bet on it.
Did you play in the NAQP RTTY?
Is N6GEO in your log?