[CQ-Contest] RE: [WSVHF] VHF Sprints

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Thu Apr 15 00:21:08 EDT 1999

On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Tim Mitchell wrote:

> K2TXB wrote:
> >PS: For example, I worked 154 stations on 2 meters this sprint.  The top
> >station in this area worked 226 q's.  If we take 150 stations, and work
> them
> >on 6 and 2, and then work half of those stations on 222 and 432, and then
> >work half of them on 903 and 1296, we come up with a total of 525 q's in
> >just 4 hours.  That's 2.2 qso's per minute including band changes, with no
> >time out to drink or pee!  It might be fun to do it once, but it's not my
> >idea of a good contest.
> If VHF/UHF contesting ever gets to these levels, it would be interesting to
> me.  At this point I stay out of VHF/UHF contesting as it is boring to me.
> To sit around and make 20 qso's in 4 hours would be a total waste of time
> (to me)... to make 200 or more would be great... to make the 500 you
> mentioned would be most excellent!
> 73 Tim K9TM

The excitement of one QSO successfully completed on 5760 or 10368 MHz 
SSB/CW is worth sitting in front of a dead radio for a couple hours (at 
least to me).  VHF contesting is still in the realm of the pioneer on 
those bands.

I still think it's pure magic!

73, Zack W9SZ

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