This weekend I ran the BARTG Sprint RTTY contest (my favorite mode). Wonderfull thing to don’t have complains from the neighbors. Stayed up Saturday until 0:30 AM at 268 Q’s. Then again up at Sunday morning and in the radio room around 6:30 AM. Worked a few nice ones like JA, VK and PY. The contest ended on 12:00 UTC and at 11:00 UTC I was at my goal of 350 Q’s. The last hour I ran CQ on 20m. Nice sprint but unfortunately no 400 Q’s. I think I did quite OK, 46 DXCC’s.

I did noticed this contest I got quite good signals from the East and the West. Countries like Bulgaria, Hungaria etc. are easy to work (often with the first call). Also the United States and Canada are good doable. Scandinavian and Africa are much harder to reach. You might think it’s logical because my ZS6BKW is positioned West-East. But I wouldn’t suspect it has such an impact.

3 thoughts on “BARTG Sprint RTTY

  1. Mooie score! Fijn dat de antenne nu beter werkt.
    Heb met die van mij een issue op 80 meter, daar moet nog even aan gewerkt worden.

    • Hoi Wilko, ik zie dat jij ook lekker gescoord hebt afgelopen weekend! Goed gedaan. Heb je nog even op de site van PA3EKE gekeken? Hij gebruikt een 870pf/2000Volt aan het einde van de open lijn en dat lijkt goed te werken.

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