[CQ-Contest] WPX Rumination
n1eu at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 1 16:40:49 EDT 1999
Just want to echo Guy's comments. Boring? Huh?
I'm a relative rookie to contesting, but managed 729
q's (about 50%) on 15m alone with just a single
element delta loop wire.
Understand the family/holiday comments. I'm single
and really loved the day off afterwards to relax.
--- "Guy Olinger, K2AV" <k2av at qsl.net> wrote:
> Huh? Either of you guys on 15 meters? If I had had a
> real antenna on
> 15 meters, I wouldn't have had time to get up and do
> anything, except
> during off hours.
> Only the US has a major holiday Memorial Day
> weekend. Lack of US
> doesn't make it boring for US participants, does it?
> You would get in
> it for the WAOPP (Worked All One Pointer Prefix,
> used to be the
> legendary WAZPP - Worked All Zero Point Prefix)
> award? That might be
> down 'counta Memorial Day.
> Plenty of stations to work, but if you want to spend
> the weekend on a
> delicious fishing trip to the lake, go for it! Each
> to his own.
> Was it trout? Did you cook it in butter? Ymmmm.
> 73, Guy.
> On Tue, 01 Jun 1999 16:04:41 -0700, you wrote:
> >KN5H wrote:
> >> Having spent the WPX weekend at Lake Powell, AZ &
> UT, I cant say >I blame you for calling it boring.
> Move the contest into March or >April and maybe that
> will give it a good shot in the arm.
> >> 73 de kn5h
> >It seems that the biggest complaint is that there
> weren't enough
> >stations to work. Having a contest on Memorial Day
> >certainly doesn't help that problem. We (my family
> and I) spent
> >the weekend camping at the beach enjoying the sun
> and the ocean
> >(I did make 35 Q's on the radio in the camp
> trailer). 73
> >Tom W7WHY
> 73, Guy
> --. .-..
> Guy Olinger, K2AV
> k2av at qsl.net
> Apex, NC, USA
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