I participated in the Russian WW digital contest.. and it was bad / 2015-10-04

2015-10-04 I participated in the Russian WW digital contest.. and it was bad
For a few hours I participated in the Russian world wide digi contest and it was near-impossible to get through to others, unlike the previous CQ worldwide RTTY contest. I only tried PSK63 mode. I did have a look at my contest macros and I will reshuffle them and improve them. I did notice the FLDIGI Contest - How To handles 'Search & Pounce' mode as something that 'also happens', but the 'Run' mode is thought out better. In 'Search & Pounce' mode you search other calling stations and try to answer them, in 'Run' mode you do the calling.

With my modest station I'm almost all the time in 'Search & Pounce' mode so I need to optimize my macros for that mode first.

Results were awful: I made a total of 17 contacts in about 1.5 hours of trying. I'll enter it as a checklog: verifying the contacts others made with me but not entering the scoreboard. It seemed almost nobody was hearing me, especially not in Russia, where the points can be scored.

Preliminary score:
Total number of QSO in your log is 17, Including 0 QSO with errors, Valid QSO - 17
Band  QSOs Dupes Points Mults
160      0     0      0     0
80       0     0      0     0
40       0     0      0     0
20      17     0     51    12
15       0     0      0     0
10       0     0      0     0
Total   17     0     51    12
Claimed score is 612 points

Result: Результаты RUS-WW-DIGI 2015 : CheckLog checklog accepted with 17 QSOs.

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