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Re: [CQ-Contest] Packet luck or pot luck?,

To: Tree <tree@kkn.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Packet luck or pot luck?,
From: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 07:55:42 -0600 (CST)
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On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Tree wrote:

> I worked the ARRL DX SSB contest from India since I am here on a business
> trip.  I had zero answers to any of the CQs I called (didn't really expect
> any) and was limited to only working stations who were calling CQ on 20 and
> 15 meters (was suprised to see 15 meters was actually better than 20 meters
> on the first night to the NorthEast).
> At one point on 15 - K1KI commented that I was too loud - so I know a lot
> more people could have heard me.

How could you be too loud?  :-)  The only time I think a station is too 
loud is when he burns out my front end.

> I heard one station in Texas giving a report to a European and I am sure if 
> I had self-spoted, I could have cleared a hole somewhere and worked a bunch
> more stations.  However, it just never crossed my mind.  I just did the 
> best I could under the circumstances without any assistance.
> Maybe we should divide scores by the # of spots durin the contest.  Yes,
> I think that would be a good idea.
> I will submit my new record score of infinity points on 3830.

No, no, no - save that score for Poisson d'Avril !!!

> 73 Tree N6TR - op at VU2WAP and VU2GRM
> tree@kkn.net

73, Zack W9SZ

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