Patty N6BIS says:
>Jeff N9HZQ writes:
>>How do you guys who operate an entire contest get that past
>Maybe they don't have to "get it past" their spouses. My ex-boyfriend
>never objected when I stayed up late contesting. :-) I expect that Dave
>Leeson and Eric Scace, among others, could point to a similar lack of
Yes, some people are just plain lucky. Had I realized that I was
going to get back into hamming eventually, I might have thought
twice before gettting married on Nov 25, which is about as close
as you can get to CQWW usually. Fortunately neither of us really
cares about anniversaries, birthdays etc., and I'm not sure that
either of us realized that I was doing CQWW on our 20th anniversary.
When I did CQWW M/S from N3BB/5, it was simple. His wife spent the
weekend with relatives in Arizona (I think) - both of them were
happy with this arrangement. A friend in W8 is "allowed" to spend
$$ on radio so long as an equal amount is spent on something his
wife wants - one time it was a llama (I am not making this up, as
Dave Barry says).
All you single young contesters need to subject potential spouses
to all aspects of the hobby, holding nothing back. If you have to
choose between them and contesting - well, there are billions of
other people to choose from....
- and I didn't even have to ask her if I could post this...