2022-04-06 I participated in the EA RTTY contest 2022 last weekend
Last weekend was the EA RTTY Contest 2022 edition. At the last moment I decided to participate because I appreciate the contests organized by the Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles. Conditions were good: I made contacts on the 20 meter amateur band Saturday afternoon, on the 40 meter amateur band Saturday evening and even got contacts on the 10 meter amateur band on Sunday morning. Hasn't happened a lot in the last few years: contest contacts on the 10 meter band. Including a contact with a station in Brazil which was a bit remarkable: I had my first contact with Brazil on the 10 meter band only 2 weeks earlier! For most Dutch amateurs Brazil is 'easy' DX, but my antenna points mostly to the East / South. In the end I made 135 contacts which is a nice score for this contest. Update 2022-05-08: Results are in: 129 valid contacts, 219 points, 81 multipliers giving a score of 17739. Ranking #146 in the "Single Operator multiband Low power DX (SINGLE-OP ALL LOW DX)" category. Looking at the results over my entries in the EA-RTTY contest from 2016 until this year I see a rising number of multipliers which helps the total score. I'm looking for those multipliers from Spanish stations, so this method is working.