[CQ-Contest] Getting off to a fast start

Lee Buller k0wa at southwind.net
Wed Nov 19 14:14:24 EST 1997

At 12:23 PM 11/19/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Time and again, we hear that in some contests (SS and, of course, the
>Sprints) getting a fast start is critical.
>I find this very difficult, and it costs me. I've been there well before
>the start, staked out a frequency, worked people to warm up, etc.  Nothing
>seems to work very well.  By the end of the first hour, I tend to be 20
>percent down in Qs compared to the first tier.  My station isn't first
>tier, either, but I don't think it's THAT bad.
>How about sharing your personal technique for getting a fast start, and
>I'll summarize if there's interest?
>Pete N4ZR


I wonder how many of those hot shots start at number 27 or so....  I knew a
guy who never started at 1, but started about 30 up.  I always thought that
was less than admirable.

k0wa at southwind.net

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