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Re: [CQ-Contest] Freaking me out

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Freaking me out
From: Jim Smith <jimsmith@shaw.ca>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:10:08 -0800
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Ha, ha - good questions Art.

In looking for digi contests between now and FD so I can provide some op 
training I ran across the Anatolian RTTY.  I pulled out my looseleaf 
binder of contest rules and discovered I had the rules for 2002 buried 
in there.  In 2002, it was an all band affair.

When I went to their website to check on the rules for 2006, all I found 
were rules for 2005 (not a good sign with only 2 months to go).  The 
2005 rules says it was 160m only.  If 2006 is also 160m only, obviously 
it won't be on my list.  If 2006 is all bands, then it will.  I'd like 
to know which it will be soon as I want to give the ops as much advance 
notice as possible.

There's an implicit assumption here that there's enough activity to make 
it worthwhile bringing ops in.  Haven't checked last year's results yet.

BTW, the Anatolian isn't just about working TA.  It's everybody works 
everybody with the twist that TA call areas are mults.

73, Jim VE7FO

Art Boyars wrote:
> There's an old Dilbert cartoon in which Wally is lying on a mental health 
> therapist's couch (with his ever-present cup of coffee).  He says to the 
> therapist: I keep dreaming about work, and since I sleep at work I'm dreaming 
> about sleeping, and it's freaking me out.
> So, here on the reflector is NQ4I -- a good guy, and reasonable -- purporting 
> a friend who operated ARRL SSB from YN and made 3100 QSOs without ever being 
> spotted; and nobody else on the reflector heard the guy.  And here is VE7FO 
> -- a good guy, and reasonable -- asking if the Anatolian RTTY test is 
> 160m-only this year.
> 3100 phantom QSOs???  Work Turkey, but only on 160m digital???  I'll admit to 
> being pretty ignorant, but these are freaking me out.  I keep wondering if I 
> am going to wake up and discover that I wasn't even asleep -- or that I 
> missed March and it's already time for LeConcours du Poisson d'Avril.
> I am really interested to see how these turn out.
> 73, Art K3KU
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