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Re: [CQ-Contest] ] Response to K5ZD's comments

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ] Response to K5ZD's comments
From: "Bob Gates" <regates@kingwoodcable.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 11:35:51 -0600
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Their have been volumes of comments regarding 24 vs. 48 hour contests,
presumably targeted so that one could "win" a contest while operating only 24
hours, while the 'big guns" can continue on for the 48 hours awards.  Not once
have I seen the following suggestions.  If you can't last for 48 hours, or if
family commitments can't be adjusted to allow a 48 hour operation, why not just
opt for a single band entry?  With the current band conditions, you could pick
any one of a number of bands to attempt a serious entry, and on some bands you
would be able to operate much less than 24 hours.  Don't have the antennas or
location to win a national award?  Go for the high score in your call area.
Either of the above still requires good operating habits and a dedication to

My vote is to leave the major contests alone.  They represent the epitome of
operating excellence.  Pick your own entry classification from the numerous
options currently available.

73, Bob W7BJ
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