NI8L 160M Score

NI8L at NI8L at
Tue Dec 6 19:03:07 EST 1994

                    ARRL 160 METER CONTEST -- 1994

      Call: NI8L                     Country:  United States
      Mode: CW                       Category: Single Operator


     Totals   1062    2187     2.06         72         16    =   192,456

TS940, Titan Amp, Inverted vee @ 110, no beverages

This was the first semi-serious contest from the new QTH.  Put the antenna
up the day before the contest.  Really enjoyed Friday night, Saturday was 
like SS Sunday afternoon.  Thanks to all that worked me.  See you next year
with bigger and better stuff!


>From Steve Sample <aa9ax at>  Wed Dec  7 00:02:04 1994
From: Steve Sample <aa9ax at> (Steve Sample)
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 1994 19:02:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject: AA4NC ARRL 160
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.941206184348.11515A-100000 at iglou>

On Tue, 6 Dec 1994, Ed Gilbert wrote:

> >Is it just me or is this posibly the most boring contest there is after the
> >first night? It's worse than SS Sunday could ever beK

Yes, it is boring the second night.  I was just thinking of writing to 
Billy Lunt and expressing my private views on the matter...not as a 
complainer or flamer, but just a sensible discussion.  You can do so well 
Friday nite that you think you're on the way to a new interglobal record, 
but as soon as you begin the Saturday Nite Live portion of the contest, 
you find that it almost doesn't matter what you did Friday nite.  You are 
destined to an absolutely grueling night.  By the end of the contest, I 
wonder why I wait for it all year!

In my opinion, the contest should last from 2200Z Friday until about 1400Z 
Saturday. Now, guess how far that opinion will go.  Anyway, it is a great 
contest and gives little midwestern guys a chance to play.  And the 
operators on 160 are by far the cream of the crop in terms of courtesy. 
(By the way...that second nite-when you're down around 6 or 8 per 
hour-it's easy to forget your manners as you dive in after a live one. 
Sorry if I got too close in desparation for a few seconds.)

Well, thanks anyway for the Spike and Bob show at W3GH featuring the 
flying wedge.  I ALWAYS stop and chat with my friends there, and come 
away in much better humor and slightly refreshed!

73, and C U in the next 160 test (although I think the ARRL is the best!)

Steve/AA9AX at Iglou.Com

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