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ARRL RTTY FT8 roundup ARRL 160CW

The first  FT8 contest 

Needs the latest WSJT-x rc5
PG7V contest agenda shows how to prepare. 

But i choose to install a separate instance of this rc5 version
to keep the existent WSJT-x 1.9.1  unchanged 

Installed WSJT-x rc5  not default but to WSJT-xRC5

Then renamed copy of shortcut:
Change property target: 
Target: C:\WSJT\wsjtxRC5\bin\wsjtx.exe --rig-name=Roundup
Start in:   C:\WSJT\wsjtxRC5

A  separate instance starts when clicking this shortcut
all logfiles are virgin.
wsjtxlog.adi  is not created yet it will when the first FT8 QSO is logged 

This WSJT-x rc5 must be configured as a new install
User , radio frequencies for RTTY

I managed  132 QSO   i heard a lot more then I could work
screen full USA  but even with extra power it was hard to be heard

Nice experience   
This contest exchange uses real reports!
529 539 539 559 ....  
The maximum report i saw  589   not a single time 599 
The whole contest takes only 2.7 kHz per band !!
Log upload did not work 
The  Cabrillo file  missing re…