2019-01-27 I participated in the BARTG RTTY Sprint Contest 1 year ago
This weekend I participated in the BARTG (British Amateur Radio Teledata Group) RTTY Sprint Contest. I went into this contest with the idea of maybe getting some contacts and things turned out somewhat better than that: I made 82 contacts. No new countries or anything else special. The one that got away was PJ4P, Bonaire. I saw that station calling and I kept answering but the contact did not happen. I used the topendfed antenna outside and the amplifier. So I entered in the high power category. As with other recent contests the propagation wasn't cooperating very well. When I started in HF at home (October 2014) I would switch from 10 to 20 meters after it got dark because of the changing propagation. Now I change from 20 to 40 meters as soon as it starts to get a bit dark. Update 2019-03-02: Results are in: 79 contacts accepted (54 contacts, 20 multipliers on the 40 meter band and 25 contacts, 8 multipliers on the 20 meter band) 6636 points, ranking 107.