Please note: Even though I live and work in Connecticut, 99.99% of my operating takes place in Massachusetts. This means that even if your pre-fill says I'm in Connecticut (since it pulls the info from the FCC data), chances are I'm in Massachusetts. Please log what I send you and don't rely on your pre-fill. It breaks my heart to tell a ham (who only needs Connecticut for WAS or Hartford County for some county award) that he/she worked me in Massachusetts. Thanks!
Kickin' some serious RTTY butt -- K1SFA at K1TTT in the 2012 WPX RTTY Contest (M/1).
I consider myself very lucky -- as ARRL News Editor, I get to work with Amateur Radio all day. On the weekends, I get on the air. I usually operate from K1TTT in Peru, Massachusetts. And no, contrary to what you might have read on the RTTY reflector, I do not think I can walk on water, leap tall buildings in a single bound or vanquish Rodents of Unusual Size. I'm just a YL who happens to love RTTY contesting and yes, I'm proud of my accomplishments.
I operated my first non-M/M contest -- ARRL RTTY Round Up -- in January 2009 (M/S using K1TTY), and have never looked back. Here's a break-down (#1 Worlds are in purple, #1 North Americas are in teal, #1 USAs are in blue, #1 W1/NEs are in green and claimed scores are in orange):
ARRL RTTY Round Up (MO/HP): claimed 226,596 (breaks our #1 W1 MS/HP record set in 2012. With 138 mults, also breaks the MS/HP record for number of mults)
BARTG Sprint (MO): claimed 1,013,364 (breaks our #1 World [World Record] set in 2010)
ARRL RTTY Round Up (MO/HP) -- #4 W/VE, #1 New England: 221,128 (broke the New England MO/HP record set by KI1G in 2006).
BARTG Sprint (MO) -- #1 World, #1 USA: 955,200
CQ RTTY WPX (M/1) -- #6 World, #1 North America: 6,257,608(broke the North America M1 record set by TI5N in 2003)
SP DX RTTY (M/M) -- #1 World, #1 North America, #1 USA: 15.848,190 (broke 2011 North America record of 9,817,704 set by K1SFA)
SARTG RTTY (SO) -- #2 World, #1 North America, #1 USA (all band); #5 World, #1 North America, #1 USA (20 meters): 2,431,215/396,640
SCC RTTY (MO) -- #1 World, #1 North America, #1 USA: 885,528 (broke the World Record of 619,920 set by UU7J in 2007)
CQ WW RTTY Contest (M/M as K1SFA) -- #2 World, #1 North America (new NA record - broke the 2010 record set by K1TTT): 10,002,562 (5614 QSOs/400 countries/130 zones/252 W/VE) - missed #1 World by 78,002 points.
ARRL RTTY Round Up (MO/HP) -- #3 W/VE, #1 New England: 195,822
BARTG Sprint (MO) -- #1 World, broke own USA and set World Record (in points and QSOs): 1,000,200
ARRL RTTY Round Up (K1TTY, MO/HP) -- #6 W/VE, #1 New England: 162,540
BARTG Sprint (MO) -- #1 World, set USA record: 462,672
CQ RTTY WPX (SOABHP) -- #7 USA, #2 W1: 2,026,752
February NAQP RTTY (SO) -- #1 W1: 49,248
SARTG RTTY (SO) -- #6 World, #4 20 meters (#1 USA in both): 1,902,560/471,580
SCC RTTY (MO) -- #4 World, #1 USA: 439,803
Russian WW RTTY (MO) -- #7 World, #1 US: 946,850
OK RTTY (MO) -- #1 World, set World record: 1,486,494
Look for K1SFA to do even better in 2013!
IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, proclaimed me The RTTY GoddessTM in 2009. When one bestows such a title on you, you graciously accept (and make it your QSL card)!
I earned WAS and WAC in the 2009 RTTY Round Up (as K1TTY), and WAS and WAC in the 2009 BARTG Sprint. In December 2010, I had confimation #100 for my DXCC (both RTTY #2662 and Mixed #44,388). All six of these awards were earned in contests and from confirmations via Logbook of The World (LoTW).
I also operate M/M from K1TTT in the ARRL International DX Contests and the CQWW Contests (both CW and SSB). You can also find me on the air for the New England QSO Party (NEQP) and IARU World Championships. Call signs vary, but we have used K1TTT and W2PV for the DX and WW 'tests, and K1TTT and NE1QP for NEQP. I also operate M/M from K1TTT (using NE1C) for CQ WPX SSB.
I am trustee for the Fr James P McCaffrey Memorial Radio Station (KB1RLY). I'm a member and secretary of the Laird Campbell Memorial HQ Operators Club (W1HQ) and a member of the Newington Amateur Radio League (NARL). I am an ARRL Life Member and also a member of the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG).
73 and 88!!!
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