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Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL 10 Meter Contest -- Planning and a Request

To: "'\(K7ZO\) Scott Tuthill'" <k7zo@cableone.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL 10 Meter Contest -- Planning and a Request
From: "Stephen Bloom" <sbloom@acsalaska.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 20:38:42 -0900
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Hi Scott:

Will do my best ...if ..in return you can do one small favor for me ...

Please send the SFI up and the A Index ....*way down* ...right now ....SFI of 
barely 100 ..A Index in the 30s means I will end up with either 0 or 2 Qs 
..depending on whether I can convince AL7LO to give me one on CW and one on 
Phone or not.

Thank you in advance for doing that.

Steve KL7SB ..which unfortunately this weekend doesn't stand for "SouthBound"

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of (K7ZO) 
Scott Tuthill
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 4:37 PM
To: cq-contest@contesting.com
Cc: N0AX <hwardsil@gmail.com>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL 10 Meter Contest -- Planning and a Request

As a reminder, the ARRL 10 Meter Contest is this coming weekend. As author of 
the 10 Meter Contest articles for QST Magazine and ARRL.ORG online I am 
offering both assistance and asking for help.

First, as your prepare for the contest, I encourage you to read the Full 
Results articles available online at ARRL.ORG. Just go to the "On The Air" 
section, "Contests", "Results, Records, and Awards:, and then "Contest Results 
Articles" Over the past four years I have reported on a wide variety of topics 
that can help you in developing your own personal contest strategy. And, if you 
are out to set a new record you can find an up-to-date complete listing of all 
time records in the "Contest Records" section.

Second, as you get ready for the contest and then operate it in, I am looking 
for stories and photos to include in next year's article. So be on the lookout 
for them and Take That Picture and Write Down That Story! Here are some things 
I would love to receive - just send them to me direct at
•    Photos and stories about you putting together an antenna just for the 
contest. The 10 Meter contest is perfect for homebrewing antennas. Tell me 
about what you did and send me some photos of the effort! You climbed to the 
top of your 180 foot tower on Friday afternoon in a snowstorm to fix an antenna 
or rotor! I want to know about that and have a picture.
•    Photos from your station and shack. If you have stacked yagis 
overlooking a beautiful blue ocean where the weather is warm, the breezes 
gentle, and the 807's ice cold  -- I want to see it. (Heck -- I want to be
there!) If you have them with snowy mountains in the background. I want to see 
them. If your cat curled up next to your amplifier to keep warm -- I want that 
photo. If you babysat your grandkid in your lap while running stations -- I 
want that photo. If you managed to pull out that 4S7 long path by squeezing 
your headphones against your head tighter than you could ever imagine -- I want 
that photo. If you are using a vintage classic radio with nice warm glows of 
tubes and dials -- send me a photo of you intently operating it. If your amp 
blew up on Saturday during the major inter-continental opening - send me a 
picture of what its innards looked like and you intently fixing it. Etc. You 
get the idea.
•    Great stories from the weekend -- your favorite QSO, a hilarious 
moment, something you never thought would happen but did, working an 
All-Time-New-One. I want to hear about it. And, I will make sure everyone knows 
about it.

As far as photo's go -- take the photos with as many pixels as you got and send 
them all to me. I will handle it from there. There is no such thing in my 
article authoring business as too many pixels. And, if you take the picture of 
someone, or have someone take your picture, please make sure a face is clearly 
visible. And, of course, make sure the important stuff is in focus.

I look forward to receiving your photos and stories. Just send them direct to 
me at k7zo@cableone.net.

Scott/K7ZO [And YN5Z though I will be in the states this year darn it.] 

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