[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX CW

Tom McAlee tom at klient.com
Mon Feb 19 18:00:42 EST 2007

We found it easier to send "5NN MD" than try to explain no USA contacts were 
needed.  They were obviously just casual operators; I'm not surprised they 
didn't read the rules.  Come Sweepstakes you'll be happy to have the same 
gang of casual ops calling.

Tom, NI1N

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug Renwick" <ve5ra at sasktel.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL DX CW

> Sorry guys,
> I apologize for not operating the full 48 hours.  I felt
> tired so I slept Friday and Saturday night.  Then I had to
> take time off to eat and use the bathroom and so on.  I
> don't think anyone needs my weekend itinerary.  I am not as
> young as I used to be when I did stay at the radio for 46 of
> these 48 contest hours.  Obviously, I will have to change my
> priorities and not let other parts of my life interfere with
> contesting.
> I apologize to a few stations that I asked to QRS.  I sent
> my call and report at a speed (32wpm) so you could clearly
> copy them.  For some reason you felt it was not important
> for me to copy your call correctly.  Obviously I must
> improve my speed to 40-50wpm with QRM.
> Some of my biggest pileups were USA stations...I bet they
> still wonder why I didn't answer them or why I kept sending
> 'no USA'.  It was a challenge to copy the weak EU stations
> with the strong USA stations calling.  Some people need to
> read the contest rules.
> Doug/VA5DX
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL DX CW
> Sorry guys,
> Had to care for kids, transport to hockey, take to birthday
> party and attend local community club meetings this weekend.
> Had all of 10 minutes for ARRL DX.
> Was moved by a couple Caribbean contest superstations from
> 15 to 20 to 40 (sorry again, went to 40, heard nothing) and
> worked a couple other guys and then had to skedaddle again.
> Called CQ for a bit and was called by an N4 in FL. Couldn't
> seem to make him/her understand that in this contest, I'm
> not DX!
> 73, hope to be on for SSB.
> Kelly
> ve4xt
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