On Mon, 2 Oct 2006, Jukka Klemola wrote:
> >Mark Beckwith
> >> I thought I had done fairly well. Several times near
> >> the end I swept the band and was hard pressed to find
> >> someone not in the log. Afterwards I saw the claimed
> >> scores. A ham abt 300 miles south of me just cleaned
> >> my clock (1017 q's vs 651).
> >I really enjoyed reading your post. It reminded me of back when I got
> >hooked on contesting. I had the best time in the 1972 Sweepstakes. I
> >worked my butt off and made, I think it was, 71 QSOs.
> >(1975) the Southern California Contest Club was founded. I was
> >In 1976 I came in 2nd in LAX with nearly 1000 QSOs. I was
> >(W6RTT) who was guest opping a
> >(W6RR), hoping to win it. Guest operating is a good
> >way to get louder than you are at home.
> >Welcome to the game, Bob. Just love it, keep getting into the fray,
> join a
> >contest club (if you haven't already), and the rest will take care of
> >itself. Congrats on your 651 QSOs. It takes a serious and dedicated
> >operator to make 651 QSOs in ANY contest. Keep it up!
> >Mark, N5OT
> This cannot be true !
> Can there be someone who has been in this hobby for 35 years and still
> going strong and wants to improve?
> And you claim you have some friends somewhere?
> Can't be true !
> Unbelieveable !
> I do not think this kind of a hobby exists.
> Jukka OH6LI
Yes, it's true! Next April I will arrive at the 40-year mark in ham
radio. I think I fit into the above category.
BTW I remember the 1969 Sweepstakes. I was SOOO excited about having 126
73, Zack W9SZ
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