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Re: [CQ-Contest] Techniques of Ye Olden Days

To: Greg - N3ZL <n3zl.radio@gmail.com>,cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Techniques of Ye Olden Days
From: Mike Fulcher <kc7vmike@q.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 15:56:54 +0000
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HI Greg,

I write left handed so I've always sent with my right hand.  Same 
goes for the keyboard.  I key the characters with my left hand while 
sending with my right hand.  It is a good skill to master and makes 
you more flexible.  Keep at it until it becomes natural.  (I have no 
desire to go back to the manual logging, especially dupe sheets!)


At 04:28 8/30/2009, Greg - N3ZL wrote:
>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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