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Author Topic: JARTS was fun!  (Read 2006 times)
WH7DX
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« on: October 20, 2013, 01:00:48 PM »

I enjoyed the JARTS RTTY Contest that is ending today.   Lots of activity which was nice.   For me - it had as much as the CQ RTTY and more fun because conditions were even better.

10M was open last night and seemed to peak around 11pm local time in Hawaii.   57-59 signals coming up from the South.  I took a break and S&P on the WAG contest SSB.  Managed to get Egypt SU9AF LP around 11:30pm local (0928z) and he was nice enough to LOTW quickly.   That is a really tough area for me.  Picked up some other great EU locations.

I was getting slammed for a solid hour around 12:30am on..  1030z.   Working both the U.S. and Japan on Greyline.. great signals both side..  that is a special time.. I'm new and to do that for more than 2 hours would be painful..   Grin

This coming weekend should be interesting if we can avoid a you know what this week...
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AC4RD
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 01:08:55 PM »

I enjoyed the JARTS RTTY Contest that is ending today.   Lots of activity which was nice.

Same here--I didn't find any new countries in the contest, but I haven't heard ten meters so packed with signals in a while.  Bundles of fun!
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N3QE
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 01:03:59 PM »

The 10M opening to EU was really good, but the 10M opening to JA from my QTH on east coast, was spectacular, and still going strong well after sunset.
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 02:21:49 PM »

I did OK too.
WH7DX, I heard you calling CQ. I tried and tried to get thru, but condx
at that particular time were not great.
Got more JA's than ever, but since it was a JA sponsored contest
that was not surprizing.
10 & 15 were HOT both days. Opening early, around 0800 local
time and staying open until dark.

Europe in the morning/early afternoon then JA late afternoon.

No new countries and I was sure hoping to hear China, Hong Kong
or other Asians, but NO JOY !

Log is already submitted.

335,000 + points.
Not bad for 100w and a chunk of zip cord.
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WH7DX
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 04:12:56 PM »

I did OK too.
WH7DX, I heard you calling CQ. I tried and tried to get thru, but condx
at that particular time were not great.
Got more JA's than ever, but since it was a JA sponsored contest
that was not surprizing.
10 & 15 were HOT both days. Opening early, around 0800 local
time and staying open until dark.

Europe in the morning/early afternoon then JA late afternoon.

No new countries and I was sure hoping to hear China, Hong Kong
or other Asians, but NO JOY !

Log is already submitted.

335,000 + points.
Not bad for 100w and a chunk of zip cord.

If you had more than 100w you would have made it.  I was also getting plenty of JAs coming in strong as always.  I know at times if I called for just NA or EU I could have picked up more QSOs and points but it didn't matter.  But it's not just that..  I have a hill that I'm on and it goes up another 400 feet so I've come to the conclusion that I can get out better than I can hear most of the time.   I think I have a harder time picking up the signals unless it's during certain periods of the day.  It's like it's bouncing off this 650ft mountain coming from NA and I'm right on the otherside of it at 200ft.  It's like Ham radio behind a concrete wall to NA...  Grin   I'm SURE others in Hawaii would have copied you with 100w.

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