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[CQ-Contest] Techniques of Ye Olden Days

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Techniques of Ye Olden Days
From: Greg - N3ZL <n3zl.radio@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 00:28:48 -0400
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I am nineteen years old and have been contesting for five years now.
Though contesting today is full of computerized logging, rig control,
DX clusters, and other high tech tools, I think it is interesting to
learn techniques and tips from the era of handwritten logs. I find it
quite enjoyable to operate an occasional contest back to basics with
the radio, paddles, and paper and pencil. From sending cw with your
non-dominant hand and logging with your other hand to how to
streamline the paper logging process to how exactly a paper dupe sheet
was kept and used, I would like to hear about these techniques and
others from the many experienced contesters on this list. I believe
learning and practicing these skills is quite fun and could one day
pay off if, by some chance, I find myself in a DX location during CQ
WW without a computer. :)

73 de Greg N3ZL
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