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Re: [CQ-Contest] SPRINT Contest Format

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SPRINT Contest Format
From: "Eric Hilding" <b38@hilding.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:07:36 -0800
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I want to encourage some of you to make a New Year's Resolution to get
counseling, if necessary, to work through any anxieties about the SPRINT
Contest Format which may be keeping you from enjoying a whole lot of
Contesting Fun.


Seriously, it is really a great format for Little Pistol Contest Stations,
especially when you "inherit" the frequency.  No Big Guns can just sit
parked on a particular frequency which is also cool if you have a pip squeak
signal.  The weekly NCCC NS (and SNS) can provide you with mucho practice
prior to the real deals which take place twice a year per mode


When I got back on HF in late 2003, I admit I was extremely intimidated (no,
make that TERRIFIED) of the Sprint format and the QSY Rules, because I got
brain-lock.  That was until fellow NCCC members N6RO, K6XX & W0YK walked me
through the two separate exchange formats step-by-step on the NCCC 75m Net
one night.  Since I don't RTFM very well, that's what it took for me.


You'll never know how much additional Contesting Joy you may miss in 2008 if
you don't give the SPRINT Contest Format a sincere try.   And there are many
*Regulars* who would love to work you in the weekly SNS and/or NS practice
night events.


FWIW, 73 & HNY.


Rick, K6VVA * The Locust




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