Radio teletype (RTTY) may be a technically ancient mode of communication in these days of sophisticated digital modes, but it can be a lot of fun. Members of SPARC’s contest team proved that by winning 1st place Worldwide and 1st place North America in the Multi-Operator High Power (Multiple Transmitter category in the 2019 running of the Makrothen RTTY Contest. With a total score of 3,003,769 points consisted of 652 QSOs, each having an average distance of 2,902 mi (4,607 km).
Member taking place in this record setting event were Pat AA0O, Paul KA4IOX, Rex KB8ESY, Ron KP2N, Dave KR4U, Bob N2ESP, Dee N4GD, Tom NY4I, Tom W4CU and Leslie WA4EEZ.
Also participating in the contest was club member Rich AA2MF, who worked the contest from his home station. Rich finished 1st place Worldwide and 1st place North America in the Single-Operator, SO2R, Low Power category.
Congratulations to all participants for a world class effort.