May QST arrival
Sean E. Kutzko
tigger at prairienet.org
Fri Apr 14 20:12:55 EDT 1995
> I found that I had indeed won that most coveted award in all
> contestdum--of course the award of which I speak is none other
> than FIRST PLACE,SINGLE OPERATOR,LOW POWER,CW--MONTANA SECTION.
> aa7bg at mcimail.com
>Ha, that's nothing. I got an unexpected certif for winning STX SS
>CW multi-op for our club W5EHM. This is pretty funny. I made 400 Qs
>as the only op and used packet near the end for some extra mults (no
>sweep). My honesty in sending this in as multi-op is probably what
>did it, there were probably no other entries in multi-op STX. But hey,
>the certifs don't say that on them.
Sheesh.. I can beat THAT!
N4OGW & I decided to go head-to-head in IL for the SS CW S/O title. I got
the flu, and there was no way I could compete with him (Tor's a GREAT CW op!)
So, I turned on the packet screen and forged ahead as a multi-op, and ended
up taking the DIVISION in multi-op CW with a piddly 485 QSO's in 17 hours!
Sure surprised me, I'll tell ya that! Come on, Central Division
folks... let's get a REAL multi-op effort together so this doesn't happen
again (not that I'm complaining about the plaque, mind you...).
Sean Kutzko Amateur Radio: KF9PL
Urbana, IL DXCC:305 worked/297 cfmd
"Kiss the hand you cannot bite." -Romanian saying
>From Doug Grant <0006008716 at mcimail.com> Sat Apr 15 02:20:00 1995
From: Doug Grant <0006008716 at mcimail.com> (Doug Grant)
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 95 20:20 EST
Subject: Score Corrections
Message-ID: <22950415012022/0006008716NA3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>
I vote for corrections being published with the results of the next year's
running of the same contest.
You have no idea how much additional work it is to comb through decades
of QSTs trying to find dinky little "Strays" with corrections when trying
to compile contest score and record data.
Take it from one who knows (actually two - I'm sure Wiz feels the same way).
I dunno where logs get lost - the fact that the CQ logs actually make it
into the magazine with over a dozen volunteer checkers spread out all over
the globe is a miracle.
I usually mail my logs certified, return receipt requested. Either that
or Fed-X will at least give you the peace of mind that your log got where
you sent it.
And it seems silly to whine about the expense of mailing a log with such
premium services after spending multiple kilobucks on a competitive
station or plane ticket (unless you are in DX-land and express services
Editor (with lots of help From Wiz, WZ1R) - CQ Amateur Radio Almanac
p.s. THe Poisson d'Avril contest log deadline is tomorrow (April 15); we'll
accept late logs if the excuse is creative enough (none of the old "my dog
ate the modem" stuff...)
p.p.s. I was also amazed at how early May QST arrived (April 13!). Wonder
if it was so we all could see the IC-775 ad and start saving now so we
can buy one at Dayton.
p.p.p.s. DOn't miss the Contest Forum at Dayton. Lots of good stuff,
from FD to WW, 160 to DSP.
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