I don't want to state the obvious, but I will anyways. I like to create
As well as being a good op, to get to WRTC you have to either have deep
pockets, live close to a big contest station who will host you or have a big
(or VERY big) station of your own.
(or be lucky enough to live in a WRTC area with all average to a little
above average station sizes in that area)
Qualifying for WRTC is not a fair process. Yes, on the day of the event,
it's very fair, but a lot of the folks there (perhaps not all.it depends
where you live) have
either travelled to many big (or rare) stations, have a large-ish closeby
station they can pilot, or own one of their own.
Let me be abundantly clear that I certainly do not begrudge those that have
SUPER stations on the salt water and can work EU on 80m 2.5hrs before
sunset, (I can honestly say if I had the $$, I would do the same, so I'm no
hypocrite ) but please don't anyone believe that the guys on the field have
all competed using the same sized stations (or even SIMILAR sized) stations,
in order to be sitting in that WRTC tent seat.
That's just not reality.
Mike, Coreen & Corey
Keswick Ridge, NB
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