[CQ-Contest] Endless CQ-ing

Rolf T Salme rolf_salme at compuserve.com
Tue Feb 25 07:54:54 EST 2003


While we are on this subject, I would like to share one 
particular experience with you.

When I was on the air as XV7SW on 160 meters some
years ago, I took part in one of the major contests on
Top Band. At that time, we could only operate on 
fixed frequencies from Vietnam. The price I had to 
pay for those FQs amounted to a about 1 transceiver/year. 
Hence, I had only one or two frequencies per band. On 
160, my QRG was 1828 kHz.

I presume that you can imagine my frustration when
I had to listen to a station in Europe calling CQ test
on 1828 through most of this contest without ever 
working a single QSO as far as I could hear. 

To sum up this particular contest, he missed
Vietnam - and I missed most of the other 

SM5MX, ex. XV7SW, XV9SW et cetera

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