You are not alone. I have somehow managed to find and work DX by simply
listening. I am sure the DX clusters are nice, by it somehow seems to
take some of the challenge out of it.
Each of us are in this hobby for different reasons. I like the
challenge of working a contest with little more than my own skills.
Heck, using my pc for logging / duping seems somehow too easy. But I
will consent to do that.
There has been a lot of activity on the reflector about "unfair
advantages". Maybe it's because I enter the contests to hone my skills,
meet new ops and work new countries, that I don't worry about
mega-antenna farms and guest ops. After all, if it weren't for stations
like mine - those big guns would have no one to contact.
When I think of contesting, I spell success - F U N.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Charles W. Shaw
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 9:52 AM
To: Matt; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Advantages...
At 21:39 1/24/03 -0700, Matt wrote:
>Also, I'm sure everybody's in the assisted category as there are no
>ops" left in DXing with all using packet for the last 8 years anyway
Nope. There is at least one left. Me.
Chas - N5UL
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