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Re: [CQ-Contest] Barking up the wrong ARRL DX tree

To: Steve London <n2ic@arrl.net>, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Barking up the wrong ARRL DX tree
From: Jim George <n3bb@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 20:19:28 -0500
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There are some great operators in W1-2-3-4, but Steve is right.  Virtually 
no shot from west of the Mississippi in any contest where Europe is 
essential for contacts or multipliers.

Jim, N3BB/5

At 09:18 PM 4/4/2005 -0400, Steve London wrote:

>Cqtestk4xs@aol.com wrote:
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > I disagree.  The majority of the US does have a shot at winning the 
> contest.
> >
>Yeah, right !  When was the last time you (or anyone else who normally lives
>near the east coast) operated from west of 90 degrees W longitude and came 
>close to winning the SOAB high power category in any major contest ?  Try it
>sometime for a learning experience.
>I guess those of us who consistently put in major efforts and operate from 
>6, 7, or 0  are simply 3rd class lids, or we would have occassionally won.
>Steve, N2IC/5
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