[CQ-Contest] Driving at 4AM

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Sat Feb 7 17:34:04 EST 2009

Simlar experience:

I was driving towards SK0UX / SK0X around 4 am. Our local time is GMT+1, and 
it's not that fun to start at 1 a.m. so I used to take a "rest at the start" 
and maybe fire up at 5 a.m.  The freeway there is from the city center 
passing through wealthy suburbs before becoming "in the middle of nowhere" 
where the QTH is located. I ran into the biggest DUI and general check I 
ever saw. Lots of police cars, big arrangement, they actually blocked the 
freeway and detoured all traffic to have a chance to look cars over.

The cops must have been very surprised with all my radio gear in the car (we 
don't keep rigs at the station), sleeping-bag, food etc, but they did not 
comment.   I _had_ had a good beer a few hours earlier, and Swedish DUI laws 
are _very_ strict, but it didn't show.

But re Mark's and Doug's analysis of who gets pulled over, at least they 
pulled almost everyone over! And the contest went well....



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