I have to agree with Mark. My skills as a contester have been built by
relationships with those who know far more than I'll ever know.
Let me put in a plug for multi-ops. This is my 31st year in contesting,
and, I've never really had a great station at home. However, through
relationships with good friends, I've had the opportunity to operate with
people, and stations, that I would have never dreamed of years ago. Many,
Many of today's SO superstars started at multi-ops, and
many not-as-well-known stars fill the chairs of multi-ops today. SO is
fun, but for me, working with a great team, doing well and having fun is the
most satisfying aspect of the hobby.
No matter what the entry level, time on the radio making QSOs is the #1
skill builder in radio contesting.
73, Gerry W1VE
On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Mark Beckwith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Simple, Hans. Relationships. There is nothing else that has done more for
> my success as a contester than getting to know and subsequently operate
> others who were (are) farther along and more skilled than myself.
> Mark, N5OT
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "K0HB" <email@example.com>
> To: "CQ-Contest" <CQ-Contest@contesting.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 6:56 PM
> 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
> > 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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