I jumped into the WPX RTTY contest on Saturday as planned. Putting fifty contacts in the log was easy enough, the tougher part was manipulating it all via the transceiver front-panel. I didn’t use software for this effort, just pre-loaded messages and the touch interface. There was enough activity that S&P was effective on 80, 40, and 20.

It was a lot of fun but next time, I’m using software!

I worked a few stations on multiple bands. Propagation seemed decent (as seems usual for all big contests) and I worked a wide swath of North America but only three DX.

I claimed 1600 points for the effort.

Worked: AA5AU NR4M KZ7X P49X AB0LR NX6T WW3S NX6X V37DX K4MM NG6O WU6TT N7WY NT5V AA4LS N3QE N4QS AA3B KD8OSD KI9A N9SE K4GMH W4PJW NC1CC NY6DX SN7Q KZ0US AB0RX AK9D WE6Z NA5NN K8IA NC0DX VE7KW K9CT K6JO NR4O K8AC K0WA WR0H W4GKM K9CT KC4WQ AC0C W4MLB KU1CW VA7ST W2DAN AA4DD KF2O