[CQ-Contest] When things go wrong...
gerrylynch at freenetname.co.uk
Mon Nov 28 20:28:39 EST 2005
About 3 o'clock on Sunday, 15 suddenly opens in a big way to the States
having been really poor all weekend. I reckon I can probably pile them in
as fast sweeping through the dozens of unworked, gorgeous, S9++++ three
pointers as trying to run. It's really simple. Hit F4 - stick in the call
while copying the exchange - hit F2 - go to the next one.
While trying to work K5ZD, I get a bit confused - I hit F2, then stop it
with Esc, then F5 (send his call), then Escape again and finally manage to
hit the right button. I need to work on this computer control thing.
So the QSO goes as follows.
G0RTN: dididididit (pause) K5 (pause) G0RTN
Randy shows why he is one of the best operators in the world, by not only
getting the callsign right first time but knowing WHY I've cocked it all up.
K5ZD: HEE G0RTN 5NN5
G0RTN: SRI HAD BRAIN FART 5NN14
K5ZD: I KNOW FEELING 73 K5ZD TEST
This has been recorded for posterity along with the rest of the contest site
and will probably be audible from some point later this week at K5ZD's.
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