I just got N1MM+ kind of working in SO2R with my 6500, crossed my legs and hoped for the best... I didn't get started until late Saturday and ran most of Sunday for the 405 contacts...
Flex6500 in SO2R mode, N1MM+, KPA500 & Alpha87A with DDUtil.... Antennas, 2ele 40m at 90'. 3el SteppIR @ 80' and a Coaxial resonant match 80m broad band dipole (covers all of 80m). No tuners....
All rigs ran flawlessly and only had a very few minor hiccups with all the software.
Be gentle guys, this was my first time....
Regards, Dennis, k0eoo
Hi Dennis also my first contest where I actually was using N1MM and keeping my score. In the past would work new band countries for DXCC purpose in a contest. It really got fun as I got going and had a goal of 100,000 points and 100 contacts then the bug hit me and I kept increasing my goals I have a Flex 6700 and setup N1MM in the SO2R mode and since this was the first time ever using N1MM or any contest logging software after about 10 contacts I decided to just go the SO1R mode as I was getting too confused. Maybe after a few more contests using N1MM and I will be ready for SO2R mode. I don't know what my score below means compared to the masses which really doesn't matter - I can only hope to increase my score next year. I only did search and pounce after figuring out what Red - Blue or Green meant and what a Mult was and how to use N1MM it started to get real fun. What a great tool N1MM is and the Flex 6700 is a joy also but I have go to N1MM the most credit as I seldom ever looked at my pan adapter on the Flex. As far as my working conditions other than the Flex I only have wire antennas up due to Restricted Covenants. Both neighbors to the side and to the back allow me access to trees so I am lucky in that. Ran 700 watts thru Acom 1010.
I will get my feet even wetter again this weekend with ARRL 160 Contest and N1MM.
K4JKB - Joe
10M was productive to the Caribbean, South America and East Asia. Never heard EU. Other bands were solid. I can run JAs on 15M which helps boost the Q count.
Most unexpected band opening: both days around 2300Z with the antenna pointed to JA I worked a handful of northern EU - OH and SM. S3 and fluttery signals.
No joy for me with zones 2, 21, 22, 34 and 39.
I was unable to play this weekend due to holiday gatherings.
Although I handed out a couple of contacts just to get a couple of new countries on the LOTW.
I may not be able to do the 160 Contest next weekend either. (Boo Hoo!)
Ken - NM9P
K5UA (K5UA + K5EW), Single transmitter, Multi Op.
Flex 6500, OM2500A, 4 ele SteppIR at 75ft, DB-18 SteppIR at 75 ft, quarter-wave sloper for 80M.
Total 2115 qsos
Score = 3,544,464 points
Charles, that is outstanding... Over 3.5 million point!
When I was a VE there was this kid I administered the test to, and subsequently worked a field day with. As I recall he was a late teen and he could smoke cw at about 45 wpm sustained. The problem was he would do that just to intimidate people...by his own admission. Hopefully he grew beyond that, as I was unsuccessful pointing out sending code deliberately faster than the other side can copy is counter productive. What's that saying about never try to teach a pig to sing? Wastes you time and irritates the pig.
6500 N1MMplus and just a low 80m dipole at 10m agl with meter showing around 80w output
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
3.5 1081 1491 15 66
Total 1081 1491 15 66
1 Mult = 13.3 Q's
I. Went through the first night but went to bed on Saturday night and just got up for grey line . Sunday evening was slow and hard with low power until 23z when I was spotted on cluster and had a decent last 45 mins running into eu and na
A good baseline score to beat in future years.
Steve gw0gei / GW9J. in contest