|2012 Worked All Europe CW Score|
I'm not sure why QTC count was not logged after importing the adif file, perhaps, there is an N1MM Contest Logger version difference at my mentor's shack and mine, as a result; my overall score is minus the series of 8 sets of 10 calls sent, before calling it a day in the RadioSport chair.
The 15m polar path into Europe with the 6 element monobander pointed at 30 degrees was lots of fun. Likewise, without a coronal mass ejection bombarding the ionosphere, the noise level was perfect that is non-existent much like today. I estimate that SL's antenna listened to the level of less than 100 watts into dipole and/or ground plane antenna systems?
My goal for Worked All Europe (WAE) CW was practice, practice, and practice again sending Morse code at the electronic keyer. I sent each QTC element manually without the assistance of N1MM Contest Logger. I felt our initial work at weighting the keyer paid off however I haven't figure out rise/fall times. Likewise, because we are troubleshooting a COM port problem, N1MM would not load a QTC series as the 756PRO is not function key synchronized with the Dell desk top.
Therefore, I populated each QTC element into the logger, then proceeded to either search and log or call CQ depending if the frequency was in use or not.
Also, I practiced searching and logging that is moving the dial to the upper most edge of the event then tuning my way to the lower edge. The 756PRO band pass filter was set at 500 hertz when downward tuning with receiver incremental tuning (RIT) at zero. In contrast, when calling CQ, I offset RIT at minus 0.03 hertz because of spotting network zero beating receive frequency.
When searching and logging start at the upper edge of the event and tune down to the lower edge.
In sum, 2012 WAE CW was relaxing for a late Saturday morning, there were lots of strong signals, and I really enjoyed the QTC challenge.