My opinion as what contributes the most to a contest score
(especially in a DX contest) is the age old adage "location, location
then antennas, antennas".
Without gain antennas or the ongoing pursuit of getting gain antennas
for the station the addition of high end rigs will not make the impact in
your score as that what has just be stated above.
Also, add years of contest operating and propagation knowledge for your
location to the mix and the score will improve.
Contest score increase is a constant work in progress and that is the fun
in the game, regardless in which area you choose to improve first (location,
antennas, rigs or time speed in the chair)
73, Gord VE6SV
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