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[CQ-Contest] Re: Recruiting women into contesting

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: Recruiting women into contesting
From: Corliss Kimmel <al1g_ak@yahoo.com>
Reply-to: al1g_ak@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 15:54:14 -0700 (PDT)
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I was naturally drawn to contesting in that I am not much of a rag chewer.  I 
always enjoyed the fast paced, "exchange reports and move on" type of operating 
more than getting into long QSOs.  That is my personality type. I'm not much of 
a big talker in person either!  
I started with a Kenwood TS-870 barefoot and an R-7 vertical and practiced 
learning how to contest.  I would read about upcoming contests, find out what 
the report was and then get on the air during the contest.
 What really got me going to a higher level was being invited to contest at a 
"big gun" station (thank you Dan, KL7Y, R.I.P.).  Suddenly I was there in the 
middle of the multi/multi action with very experienced operators.  It was 
awesome!  I learned a great deal about contesting from that experience, and was 
later pleased to be invited back again.
Corliss - AL1G

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