|W Q 6 X @ 0 6 : 0 0z (11pm)|
As someone who loves the challenge of radiosport contesting, I'm willing to give most HF
radiosport events a GO.
|K 6 J O Running NA - S P R I N T ( S O 2 R)|
contest and the Ssb NA Sprint. K6JO had already reserved both stations @ NX6T for another
SO2R operation and I was too lazy to make the trek to W7AYT's QTH to run my FT-1000mp,
leaving WQ6X to run remote CW-only for the weekend.
|F O C Ending Screen|
K3/0 setup until 05:00z. It was purposely decided to run high[er] power; because I could, and because we needed all the help possible in being heard. There are TWO kinds of FOC events;
the 1st for FOC members (earlier this month); the 2nd for all of us, FOC or not - while we can
work any station, FOC stations are worth more points.
|U K / E I Ending Screen|
It would be quite different altogether if the Solar Flux (SFI) was in the 100+ range instead of the current 68 - 72.
|2 - Element "S h o r t y 4 0"|
to 40 @06:15z.
Immediately, 2 contest stations made
it to the log: GM4Z & GW4J. After that, none, nada, ZIP. Clicking on bandmap spots and making a call yielded nearly a dozen "almost" QSO, like: "WQ6?, WUQ6? W6QX?, but nothing more.
OH Wail. Despite only 2 QSOs, a
log was submitted. Unfortunately,
the contest was not on the 3830
An e-mail to Bruce Horn (Wa7BNM) resulted in it being added less than 24 hours later - Thanks Bruce! [CLICK HERE] to view the overall contest stats and [HERE] to see my minimal contest
write up. If the reported scores are in anyway indicative of reality, technically, WQ6X's 2 QSOs
would take 1st-Place for USA; however I doubt it - not everyone who submits a log posts their
score on 3830Scores.Com.
Regardless of how any of this turns out, putting the K3/0 on the air from Alameda allowed a thorough test of IP-based internet connection for the K3/0 as well as the DNS-based VNC Viewer connection.
The REAL test for this configuration will be running NX6T remotely the following weekend in the WPX Ssb (aka "Weird Prefix") contest using the K3/0, but from W7AYT's QTH in Concord, where I expect to be running as WQ6X during non-NX6T hours.
Did YOU work the SPRINT, FOC or UK/EI contests?
If not, y'all missed out.