Anita (AB1QB) has continued to work on improving her contesting skills. She has attended Contest University at the Dayton Hamvention for the past 2 years, and she has been working on applying what she has learned as well as gaining experience by participating in some major contests. Her work is beginning to bear fruit. She placed 1st in New Hampshire in the 2013 ARRL RTTY Roundup with a final score of almost 80,000 points.
She is also starting to place well in some major international RTTY contests. Her certificate from the 2013 BARTG RTTY Contest is shown above, where she placed 5th in the world! Anita is using N1MM and multiple decoders (she uses a combination of MTTY, 2Tone, and the Hardware RTTY decoders in our Icom IC-7800), and she has begun to operate in S02V mode in some recent contests. She is looking forward to the upcoming 2014 BARTG RTTY Contest, March 15-17, 2014.
– Fred (AB1OC)