The Makrothen RTTY Contest is under new management, and the results of the 2016 running of the event are available on the Pizza Lovers 259 (PL-259) website. The Makrothen menu at the top of the page lets users navigate to the rules, results, logs received, certificates, and more. The results of the 2015 event are now being compiled.
Waldemar Kebsch, DK3VN, and others created the Makrothen RTTY Contest, which continued for many years.
Makrothen RTTY Contest Manager Stu Phillips, K6TU, credits Scott Mcleman, MM0LID, who handled logs and scoring for 2016, as well as RTTY stalwarts Jeff Stai, WK6I, Ed Muns, W0YK, and Don Hill, AA5AU, for their guidance and assistance.
The Makrothen RTTY Contest is held each year during the second full weekend of October in three separate periods. Operators may participate in any or all of the periods. The contest employs distance-based scoring, with a band factor for the band on which the contact is made.