ARS QRP Sprint
kenkeeler at jazznut.com
Tue Jun 3 04:21:45 EDT 2008
ARS QRP Sprint, June 3, N6RO
5 W, two FT1000mp, stacked yagis.
I haven't participated in this event since last summer - it used to
be a fun exercise at very low power. I wondered why the announcement
emails stopped, and activity was so low this month. When attempting
to enter my score on their website, I notice that K1ESE no longer
manages the Sprint. There are no score summaries from recent (10
months) Sprints in the current pages nor archives. Emphasis seems to
be not on score, but on what 'adventure' you had in participating,
such as: fighting rattlesnakes to put up a wire antenna for your 200
mW rig in the boondocks, in the rain and 120 F. But it is the
ADVENTURE Radio Society as sponsor.
As a contester, my 'adventure' is achieving a good score and seeing
results in score ranking reports. And, life is too short for QRP in
summer QRN condx. Doubt if I will waste more time in future ARS
Sprints, except for checking out my K3, whenever it arrives.
Apologies to ARS if I am way off base here. N6RO
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