This weekend I entered the Worked All Europe RTTY Contest. This was my first time to try out QTCs. I’m glad that I did this in RTTY rather than CW. The N1MM set up for QTCs works very well. The online instructions are superb and K8UT has an online video that takes you through the process. This is an excellent way to prepare for the contest.
My overall score was 138,510 point with 325 QSOs, 189 QTCs, and 270 multipliers. For this contest I set up my 15 meter Moxon and hand rotated it to the area of choice. Mostly it was pointed to Europe. The day prior to the contest I had the Moxon in the air and managed to work a new RTTY country — ZD7VC on St. Helena. He was also on during the WAE contest but I couldn’t get through the pile up.
I also managed to work a new RTTY country during the contest — T88ON, Palau. Very weak signal and fortunately no one else seemed to hear him at the time.
I will note that N1MM crashed once during the contest. I had just entered a QTC, pressed the enter button, and boom, everything was gone. Restarted just fine with no further problems but lost that QTC.
Fun contest and I look forward to working the next one. Thank you DARC for organizing it.