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Re: [CQ-Contest] f/B Antenna ratios - reception

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] f/B Antenna ratios - reception
From: Ron Notarius W3WN <wn3vaw@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 14:03:20 -0500 (CDT)
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Ahhh, indeed.

Memories:  Sometime circa 1979-1980 time frame, a couple of us at the Penn 
State ARC K3CR realized that with not much effort, we stood a good chance of 
winning Multi-Op WPA for the ARRL 160 contest... in part because there had been 
no MO entries in WPA in that contest for years.  So, we started recruiting a 
few people to stay up and operate.

One person we talked to was a graduate student at the time, Tom W3/LA4LN.  Tom 
politely declined our invitation since he was planning to operate the contest 
himself.   Our mistake, of course, in trying to convince him to join us was in 
revealing WHY we were so interested in the contest that year, though he did say 
he might stop by and help operate if he could.

You probably know where this is going... yes, Tom waxed us but good.  And 
technically, he was also MO that year.  He told us afterwards that he had his 
wife, W3/LA2SR, make a single contact!    

Moral:  Don't ever expect to win by coasting.  Even when it's a sure thing, 
it's not!

73, ron w3wn

--------------------------------------------------------------------Date: Mon, 
2 Oct 2006 12:28:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott Pederson <spederson@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] f/B Antenna ratios - reception
To: CQ-Contest Reflector <cq-contest@contesting.com>


Winter 1986 - ARRL 10m Contest - myself and Ken, KA9RVK at the top of Tillman 
hall (ham shack was in the boiler room), Kenwood TS-520S with 80m dipole and 
MFJ tuner.

We called CQ for a few hours with the straight key - this was the BOTTOM of the 
last sunspot cycle - and worked one station - a local ham operating 10m CW 
mobile on the other side of town 4 miles away.

Total = 1 QSO.

Scott - KI5DR

Ward Silver <hwardsil@gmail.com> wrote: > BTW I remember the 1969 Sweepstakes.  
I was SOOO excited about having 126 
> QSO's.  :-)
> 73, Zack W9SZ

In 1932, W7AAT made 9 QSOs over two weeks and won the Montana section.  No 
word on how many other Montana section competitors turned in their logs...

73, Ward N0AX 

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