Topics

ARRL RTTY Rookie Roundup this weekend

Jon Suehiro NN5T
 

 

Have you installed the contest logging software with RTTY (MMTTY) and FT8/FT4 (WSJT-X 2.1.2) interface, and tested?

 

Begins 1800 UTC Saturday (noon CST), ends 2359 UTC Sunday (6pm CST).  You can operate 24 hours out of 30.

 

http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup

 

January 2019 QST article – using ‘FT8 in the ARRL RTTY Roundup’ – attached.  See what Joe says about the contest.

 

Objective: Amateurs worldwide contact and exchange QSO information with other amateurs using digital modes (Baudot RTTY, PSK, FT8/FT4, ASCII, AMTOR, and Packet—attended operation only) on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band, regardless of mode.

 

All digital modes are accepted in this contest.

 

Make sure the right contest is checked so that WSJT-X will be responding with right exchange (Grid Sequence & dB Report).

 

 

4. Exchange:            

4.1. United States: Signal report and State.            

4.2. Canada: Signal report and Province.            

4.3. DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001.

 

 

GL de Jon NN5T

 

 

Jon Suehiro NN5T
 

 

How did you do ?  Enjoy FT8/FT4 ?  If you were staying on 14.074MHz, observed no contest exchange (RST + State/Province or Ser No 001- in case of DX station).  Contest activity was on 14.130MHz for FT8 and 14.080MHz for FT4 (RTTY’ers were moved up to 14.083MHz- so no interference issue).  Again I realized that FT is very hard to maintain the rate.  But my first ARRL RTTY RU with mixed of RTTY and FT8/FT4 and had a great time.

 

NN5T – Single Operator Low Power

 

Rig: TS-890S (100W)

Antenna: Inv Vee for 20/15/10 (chimney mount) and Butternut HF2V for 80/40 (ground mounted)

Logging Software: WriteLog Ver 12.46D with Rttyrite-MMTTY Ver 1.68A/DigiRIte

 

 

 

 

From: Jon Suehiro [mailto:nn5t@...]
Sent: January 3, 2020 05:40
To: 'main@K5RWK.groups.io'
Subject: ARRL RTTY Rookie Roundup this weekend

 

Have you installed the contest logging software with RTTY (MMTTY) and FT8/FT4 (WSJT-X 2.1.2) interface, and tested?

 

Begins 1800 UTC Saturday (noon CST), ends 2359 UTC Sunday (6pm CST).  You can operate 24 hours out of 30.

 

http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup

 

January 2019 QST article – using ‘FT8 in the ARRL RTTY Roundup’ – attached.  See what Joe says about the contest.

 

Objective: Amateurs worldwide contact and exchange QSO information with other amateurs using digital modes (Baudot RTTY, PSK, FT8/FT4, ASCII, AMTOR, and Packet—attended operation only) on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band, regardless of mode.

 

All digital modes are accepted in this contest.

 

Make sure the right contest is checked so that WSJT-X will be responding with right exchange (Grid Sequence & dB Report).

 

 

4. Exchange:            

4.1. United States: Signal report and State.            

4.2. Canada: Signal report and Province.            

4.3. DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001.

 

 

GL de Jon NN5T