flex rtty contesting -SO2R

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This last weekend I was able to operate the entire RTTY roundup contest using full SO2R capabilities of the flex 6700.  I am pleased to announce a trouble free operation that produced a likely top 10 effort, so far 5th in the world reported as of now.  I used the latest alpha that contains modifications to the Beta that the community is using now, a flex 6700 and Maestro,  K6TU control for IPAD keying 2 independent amplifiers at the N6RO super station.  

Antennas:
5 X 5 X 5 @ 100 ft on 10m
5 X 5 X 5 @ 140 ft on 15m
5 X 5 X 5 @ 140 ft on 20m
4 X 4 @ 140 ft on 40 m
4 Square with SAL and Beverages on 80M.


We did identify some defects, but they are minor and nit picky and do not affect the core operation of the transceiver.

I am posting a link to a youtube video that shows me running on the 20 and 40 meter bands simultaneosly using N1MM Logger plus, with  MMTTY and 2tone on each instance, and using only the mouse to copy and then send exchanges.
DISCLAIMER:  I realize this is not the best quality, and IT IS NOT NARRATED.  but ambient speaker audio is present so you can hear the diddles. Keep in mind I recorded this while I simultaneously was RUNNING on 2 bands while making the video.  (net net dont be too critical) :-).  You can learn alot by watching it and learn how to do this with your flex 6000 series radio and see how its possible to run on 2 bands in full duplex with a 6700.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms5etsRfE84

here is my rate sheet showing 7 hours of greater than  a genuine 100 qph rate and many more close too it.

Day        Hr   3.5  7    14   21   28   Tot  Accum 
2017-01-07 18   0    0    61   44   0    105  105   
2017-01-07 19   0    0    70   56   0    126  231   
2017-01-07 20   0    0    74   46   0    120  351   
2017-01-07 21   0    0    73   42   0    115  466   
2017-01-07 22   0    0    75   31   0    106  572   
2017-01-07 23   0    0    77   29   0    106  678   
2017-01-08 00   0    11   53   26   0    90   768   
2017-01-08 01   1    67   15   0    0    83   851   
2017-01-08 02   68   36   0    0    0    104  955   
2017-01-08 03   70   8    0    0    0    78   1033  
2017-01-08 04   56   29   0    0    0    85   1118  
2017-01-08 05   57   23   0    0    0    80   1198  
2017-01-08 06   51   18   0    0    0    69   1267  
2017-01-08 07   8    62   0    0    0    70   1337  
2017-01-08 08   0    23   0    0    0    23   1360  
2017-01-08 12   28   24   0    0    0    52   1412  
2017-01-08 13   23   59   0    0    0    82   1494  
2017-01-08 14   6    31   5    0    0    42   1536  
2017-01-08 15   0    3    32   0    0    35   1571  
2017-01-08 16   0    0    41   8    0    49   1620  
2017-01-08 17   0    0    56   30   0    86   1706  
2017-01-08 18   0    0    44   8    17   69   1775  
2017-01-08 19   0    0    0    42   47   89   1864  
2017-01-08 20   0    0    0    34   60   94   1958  
2017-01-08 21   0    0    15   23   10   48   2006  
Total 0    368  394  691  419  134  2006 2006

The flex platform is a rtty contesting machine!

Hope many had fun out there during the RTTY Roundup!

Chris
N6WM
Flex Community Contest Champion
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Looks cool Chris.  Wish I'd had time to work the contest.  Would have loved to add some points in for you!

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Steve Gw0gei

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Link requires a password etc for exchange? Is it possible to make it public ? Looking forward to seeing the video .
73 steve gw0gei / gw9j
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Just copy and paste into browser
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its public now and has 36 views...
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Lee - N2LEE

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Chris your problem is you need a better station. I don't see how you can expect to do well with such a mediocre station. LOL

I will have to at my log from this weekend. You must been in there some where. :)

Nice Job !
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I do believe I should be.. 
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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here I am giving the antennas some TLC...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR45vsleAVE

one has to earn a seat at such a station :-).
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Awesome video. I have tried rtty with my 6300 and n1mm but must give it a serious go in a big contest this year. Planning an upgrade to 6700 this year too to implement so2r with a 4o3a antenna genius. Does the station use external bandpass filters in addition to the ones in the 6700?
73
Steve gw0gei / gw9j
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Hi Steve yes external bandpass filters needed at the HP level.. and probably will still be needed at 400w. depending on separation but if your antennas are in your Garden than you will need em.  I prefer 5B4AGN but any will do and can be automated with the new USB/BCD functionality in the latest Beta.
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Chris, Nice set-up.  I used my Flex 6300 to work the RTTY contest this weekend.  I loved it.  It is so fast when you are S & P to click on the next signal in the waterfall and make a contact.

I won't win any awards but I had a blast.

BTW we worked.  I should be in your log.  

Gary
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ur in the log.   thanks for the Q!
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https://youtu.be/ms5etsRfE84 not sure why the original seems to want to go to my email server  lets see if this works