Me too Don, It's a sad Thanksgiving to
hear about my friend Ron, he taught me just about all I know for
RTTY contesting. He used to tell me when he would be at Bryan's
station, "nick just keep up where I am and get next to me and you
will get all the over flow". I did just that and improved my score
Ron rest in peace.
On 11/28/2019 9:53 AM, Don Hill AA5AU wrote:
hate to hear this sad news. On this Thanksgiving Day, I'm
thankful I got to know Big Ron. He taught be a lot about
RTTY contesting and introduced me to WriteLog.
contest we operated together was the 2000 BARTG RTTY
Contest. We set a record that still stands today. I remember
having a big run into Europe in the morning on 10 meters and
thinking I was seeing a few JA calls in the pileup as well.
I thought I was hallucinating. I said to Ron "I think I'm
seeing JAs". He said "Yeah, turn the top antenna southeast
and work the JAs longpath." I had never worked JAs longpath
before on any band, let alone ten meters. But there they
were. Operating contests with Ron was a real treat. Here's a
synopsis of that 2000 BARTG contest with Ron (with
Stailey, K5DJ, has a silent keyboard as reported to me a few
minutes ago by his daughter.
Ron was a RTTY Contester who created the WW RTTY WPX contest
with me while we wrote for the RTTY Journal.
He also created the RTTY NAQP contest.
Winner of many contests, friend to many of us. Ron was
associated with Writelog the contesting program for a long
and got W5XD to add RTTY to his program.
Hopefully someone can cross post to contesting.com as he had
many friends there as well.
I will further info on the services which will be in Texas
after the holiday.
Dennis was so nice and thoughtful to check out my units and wire them correctly, however the second one will not xmit. When I installed it selected a comport but I had problems getting it to let me select TinyFsk and the comport that it was assigned to it. The first radio went great, no problems, xmits and it prints just fine. I must be doing something that is causing this but I don't know what to do. I did connect my old Buxcom back up and it worked just fine.
Does anyone have a suggestion for me. Oh, BTW I am using Writelog.