[CQ-Contest] Field Day Challene

Dale Martin kg5u at hal-pc.org
Wed Jul 2 18:11:21 EDT 1997

On Tuesday, July 01, 1997 22:40 PM, KEVINDROST wrote:
>>From the contester's perspective ... Field Day is perhaps the MOST
>CHALLENING and difficult contest of all !!!  Anybody can click off
>100/hr in the tightly formatted "Sprints" but try for a real challenge,
>try FieldDay ....
>Almost every station is weak as ^&#%$ .... due to temporay setups, low
>line voltage, etc.  Add in chronicaly poor band condx ....
>thunderstorms, QRN, and summertime QSB.
>And finally add trying to complete a QSO with ops who can't send, or
>don't know ANY phoenitics .... AND .... the ops change every thirty
>minuts .... AND many stns don't even seem to keep a dupe sheet!
>Now, MR hotShot fast talkin' contest op, let's see you run 150/hour in
>FieldDay!!!!!  Goood Luck
>Kevin, WA8ZDT .... 40m ssb @ N8FD

I agree.....

Plus, with almost every QSO, weak or strong, you get 
to hear your call a couple of times, their call a couple 
of more times, and the exchange two or three times. 

Somewhere, someone convinced them they were 
weak as sin and had to repeat everything...all the time!

Looking forward to next year's FD!


Dale Martin, KG5U
kg5u at hal-pc.org

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