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[CQ-Contest] NAQP - Operating off the continent?

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] NAQP - Operating off the continent?
From: bob@reconstructinghistory.com
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 01:40:01 GMT
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So, now we've established that some of us like different things in our Internet 
activities, let's talk about contesting. =D

I've this daydream of contest operating from an island somewhere.  It's kind of 
scary to think about going off on a contest expedition for one of the Big Ones, 
like CQWW or ARRL DX, or even WPX.  The other quite important consideration is 
that my wife, who is not a radio amateur (yet!), will of course be accompanying 
me.  In our discussions, she hasn't seemed keen on the idea of not having me 
around for 48 hours during what must amount to a vacation.  Hell, I'm not ready 
for that kind of operating yet; I admire contesters who can do that, but I have 
lots to learn before I get to that point.

So, thinking "baby steps", I wondered if it might not make sense to operate 
NAQP from a NA DXCC entity.  I heard VP9I during CW last weekend, but no other 
NA entity.  Does it even make sense to consider operating from, say, ZF, VP9, 
6Y, 8P or something?  

Thoughts, suggestions, and "shaddap, you punk kid" comments are warmly 


Bob, NQ3X

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