[3830] ARRL 10 W4EIP M/S HP

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Fri Jan 8 09:49:53 PST 2010

                    ARRL 10-Meter Contest

Call: W4EIP
Operator(s): W4EIP WO4D KC4HW KE4MMI
Station: W4EIP

Class: M/S HP
Operating Time (hrs): 4

 Band  QSOs  Mults
   CW:  38     9
Total:  38     9  Total Score = 1,368

Club: Florida Contest Group


My company has a sales meeting and holiday party each year at this time.  For
the last few years, W4EIP (Arnie), WO4D (Orrin), KE4MMI (Johnny) and I have
been just using this contest as an opportunity to get together and play Ham
Radio a bit.  This year was no exception, we got together on Friday and had
some fun picking on and aggrevating each other.  Propagation was lousy, but we
managed to work several FCGers and few others around the state, plus a few
outside the state.  We did not have a lot of contacts, but we had a lot of fun
with each Q and with each other!  

We operated from WO4D's very well equipped station in Melbourne, FL.  We used
his FT1000D, QRO amp and the Mosley Classic 33 at 45'.  Apparently and
unfortunately we gave some minor QRM to the AD4ES group, but they got even with
us with some of the same.  We were actually only about 5 blocks apart both
operating high power so I'm not surprised that this occurred.  Anyhow they had
it in the clear on Sunday for the SA opening, so guess they were happy then!   

Actually the contest was secondary to our primary reason to get together and
that was to recognize Arnie's 60 years of Amateur Radio.  Arnie (previously
W2DTJ) was licensed on Dec 10, 1949.  I know that there are alot of folks that
have been around in Amateur Radio that long or longer, in fact I worked several
of the in SS this year.  However, Arnie is special to me.  He still has a great
enthusiasm for "the hobby" and has many projects that he works on all the time.
 Sometimes it seems that he never gets finished with then, but he continues to
work on them (I have plenty of these also).  He is always encouraging and
aggreviating when the rest of us need it.  He is very patient with me and my
constant babbling about Ham Radio.  He has been a great source of motivation
for me to improve on CW.  It's not working on me, but maybe one of these days
it will.

I am very proud to call Arnie a "friend" and hope that we can continue to enjoy
our friendship and this wonderful Amateur Radio hobby of ours for many more
years to come!  Congratulations on 60 Years of Amateur Radio!


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