February 2010 RTTY Contesting Survey


Thank you for taking time to participate in this survey.  The survey will end on February 19, 2010.  The results will be published on rttycontesting.com in mid-March 2010.

Please only make one submission to the Survey - thank you!  (A special thanks to Ed, W0YK, for his help with the questions and beta-testing the form.)

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1. What RTTY Contest program do you mainly use?

N1MM Logger
WriteLog
MMTTY Stand-alone
Win-Test
MixW
Other
 

2. What do you use as your main RTTY decoder?

Sound card with MMTTY (stand-alone or with another program)
Sound card decoder other than MMTTY
HAL DXP-38
Other HAL (P-38, ST-5000, ST-6000, ST-8000)
PK-232
KAM/KAM XL/KAM Plus
SCS PTC-II
Other external decoder

3. If you use MMTTY, what MMTTY profiles do you use?

Only the default Standard Profile.
I sometimes try Flutter, Flutter FIR or Multi-Path.
I use a custom profile.
What is a profile?
I don't use MMTTY.

4. Do you use more than one decoder on the same signal? (i.e. Use multiple RTTY windows on the same radio/VFO)

No
Yes

5. If you answered "Yes" to question #4, what other decoder or decoders do you use? (select all that apply)

Sound card with MMTTY (stand-alone or with another program)
Sound card decoder other than MMTTY
HAL DXP-38
Other HAL (P-38, ST-5000, ST-6000, ST-8000)
PK-232
KAM/KAM XL/KAM Plus
SCS PTC-II
Other external decoder

6. When operating as single op in RTTY contests, do you operate SO1R or SO2R?

SO1R (single operator, one radio)
SO2R (single operator, two radios on a single computer)
SO2R (single operator, two radios on two computers)
SO3R (single operator, three or more radios)

7. Have you ever tried SO2V? (Single Op, 2 VFOs where the second VFO is using its own decoder on a Sub-receiver)

No, my radio doesn't have a sub-receiver.
No, my radio does have a sub-receiver but I haven't tried SO2V.
Yes, I use the sub-receiver in my radio to S&P mults.

8. What radio or radios do you use for RTTY contesting? (select all that apply)

Elecraft K3
Icom IC-756 PRO III
Icom IC-756/PRO/PRO II or IC-746PRO
Icom IC-7600/7700/7800
Kenwood TS-870/TS-2000
Kenwood TS-850/950
Yaesu FT-1000D/MP/MK5
Yaesu FT-2000/2000D/9000/9000D
Other

9. Do you use AFSK or FSK RTTY transmission?

AFSK
FSK

10. What receive IF bandwidth do you normally use for RTTY Contesting?

200-300 Hz
300-500 Hz
500-1000 Hz
> 1000 HZ

11. Which RTTY contests do you try to operate each year? (select all that apply)

ARRL RTTY Roundup
CQ WPX RTTY
CQ WW RTTY
NAQP RTTY
NA Sprint RTTY
BARTG/BARTG Sprint
WAE RTTY
JARTS
SARTG
VOLTA
I try to work all RTTY contests during the year.

12. Do you use spaces or dashes between numbers in RTTY contest exchanges?

I use spaces like 599 001 001.
I use dashes like 599-001-001.
I use a combination of spaces and dashes like 599 001-001.

13. Which best describes you when it comes to RTTY contesting?

Mutant RTTY Contester Does seemingly inhuman things to maximize score (SO2R, operate maximum time, etc.)
Serious RTTY Contester Operates most or the entire contest and strives to maximize score.
Casual RTTY Contester Uses RTTY contest activity for QSLs and awards or just the pleasure of operating.



Don Hill, AA5AU
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