While I cannot say I have success as a contester, having never won anything,
the addition of an amp and better radio and antenna have increased my
enjoyment to the point where I am able to stay in the chair longer. Pre-QRO
I was getting pushed around by bigger stations and missed by S&Pers so my
tolerance level hit it's limit early. Now I find I can keep a frequency and
attract more business for longer periods, thereby increasing my scores. That
makes it way more enjoyable.
I'm still waiting for success :)
73 -- Paul VO1HE
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of K0HB
> Sent: February 4, 2009 00:57
> To: CQ-Contest
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] And now for something completely different......
> For several weeks this reflector has been consumed with
> issues and insinuations regarding cheating rascals who don't
> want their logs viewed by Aunt Emma, cheaters who wait until
> the last second to submit their log, and other similar
> underhanded characters.
> How about a return to the purpose of the reflector, helping
> us all become better skilled at the art of Radiosport.
> So I pose this question to the gathered multitude.....
> What single factor do you credit with being the MOST
> important to your success as a contester? (The "factor" can
> be a skill, a station engineering accomplishment, an
> "accident of location", or whatever.)
> 73, de Hans, K0HB/W7
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