[CQ-Contest] Russian DX contest

Guy Molinari guy_molinari at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 22 17:04:42 EST 2007

Thanks Denis,
     This is exactly the kind of detailed and pragmatic feedback I was looking for.   I also agree with K5ZD that we should support contests outside the US.   From here on the west coast I try to get on for the JIDX because I work alot of JA in the major tests.   I'm sure that I will be supporting this contest as well.   If the conditions look good I will probably go for it and take my lumps.
73 - Guy, N7ZG

> From: k7gk at hotmail.com> To: guy_molinari at hotmail.com; cq-contest at contesting.com> Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Russian DX contest> Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:52:02 -0800> > Guy,> > As someone who played in RDXC 3 times from Pacific Northwest I can tell you > that this contest can be fun and very frustrating. I agree with Steve N2IC, > who pointed out this contest is very very hard from the West, especially > PNW. With a modest setup - 3-bander and wires for low bands I was able to > make around 300 QSOs in previous years. With better setup @K7ZSD (stacks for > 10/15/20, full size 3 element for 40 and bobtails for 80) I was able to make > 670 QSOs, operating SOAB-MIX HP in all cases. For me the main problem with > this contest is that Russian stations can work anyone for credit, including > each other. Moreover, they get credit for Russian mults as well. This means > typically you have to wait for Russian stations to work each other, than > they answer EU or AS stations, which are much closer. Than usually goes the > East Coast and Mid-West. After that, if you are still there, they may answer > you.> > I would have to respectfully disagree with Igor UA9CDC that RDXC is more fun > from PNW than ARRL is from UA9C. Admittedly, I haven't done ARRL from UA9C, > but I've done it from UR and UA3, and in my experience it's more fun. The > reason is that in ARRL US stations can only work DX and when the path is > open, they typically answer your call. The situation is very different in > Russian DX, especially at the bottom of the cycle.> > I'm not trying to discourage you or anyone, but going with inflated > expectations into this can turn out a rather frustrating experience.> > 73, Denis - K7GK> > > >From: Guy Molinari <guy_molinari at hotmail.com>> >To: "cq-contest at contesting.com" <cq-contest at contesting.com>> >Subject: [CQ-Contest] Russian DX contest> >Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 05:06:53 +0000> >> >Hi all,> > I'm thinking about trying the Russian DX contest this year. How is > >the activity level? Rates? I can't say I remember hearing what the bands > >are like during this one. I found the web site really helpful but I > >wanted to hear the scoop from this group.> >> >73 - Guy, N7ZG> >_________________________________________________________________> >Find a local pizza place, movie theater, and more….then map the best route!> >http://maps.live.com/?icid=wlmtag1> >_______________________________________________> >CQ-Contest mailing list> >CQ-Contest at contesting.com> >http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest> > _________________________________________________________________> http://homepage.msn.com/zune?icid=hmetagline> 
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