W5ZN wrote: Long hours of intense on-air competition is much more exciting
and rewarding to me than long hours of intense blogging on the internet!
Exalted rewarding sense comes from two-way nature of hamradio contact while
internet is more asynchronous!
There is great deal of dissatisfaction with 20 dB antenna differences.
While I can't hear USA on 160 m lately in my noisy downtown location, I am
glad to work ARK easily on 80 m. However, self-critique is very
Only weekend contests and DX-peditions keep our HF bands busy. Fortunately
not much demand for ionosphere medium after cheap wideband optical cables.
73 de Mario, S56A
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