[CQ-Contest] NAQP - Operating off the continent?

bob at reconstructinghistory.com bob at reconstructinghistory.com
Fri Aug 10 21:40:01 EDT 2007

So, now we've established that some of us like different things in our Internet activities, let's talk about contesting. =D

I've this daydream of contest operating from an island somewhere.  It's kind of scary to think about going off on a contest expedition for one of the Big Ones, like CQWW or ARRL DX, or even WPX.  The other quite important consideration is that my wife, who is not a radio amateur (yet!), will of course be accompanying me.  In our discussions, she hasn't seemed keen on the idea of not having me around for 48 hours during what must amount to a vacation.  Hell, I'm not ready for that kind of operating yet; I admire contesters who can do that, but I have lots to learn before I get to that point.

So, thinking "baby steps", I wondered if it might not make sense to operate NAQP from a NA DXCC entity.  I heard VP9I during CW last weekend, but no other NA entity.  Does it even make sense to consider operating from, say, ZF, VP9, 6Y, 8P or something?  

Thoughts, suggestions, and "shaddap, you punk kid" comments are warmly solicited.


Bob, NQ3X

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