[CQ-Contest] [SMC] NCJ Contest Tips, Tricks & Techniques Topic: WO9S

Jonathan L. Rosner rosner at hep.uchicago.edu
Thu Jul 9 05:39:53 PDT 2009

I am personally hoping for one more winter of low sunspots so I can have a 
chance to break 100 countries on 160.  (Our receiving situation is not 
ideal; no room for beverages.) I have been putting most contesting effort 
into 160 and VHF during the sunspot minimum and have not been lacking in 
things to do.  When the sunspots peak I will probably put in a QRP effort
in one of the DX contests.

Jon     WO9S

 	Jonathan L. Rosner               Phone: 773-702-7694
         Enrico Fermi Inst., U. Chicago   Fax:   773-702-8038
         5640 S. Ellis Avenue             rosner at bquark.uchicago.edu
         Chicago, IL 60637 USA		 or rosner at hep.uchicago.edu
On Thu, 9 Jul 2009, Gary Sutcliffe wrote:

> Hi gang
> The next topic for my NCJ column is about the long low sunspot period. 
> I would like your input on the following questions and any related 
> comments you have.
> This has been one of the longest low sunspot periods in memory. How has 
> that affected your contesting?  At what point will you start station 
> changes for improving conditions on the high bands? What would you do if 
> it turns we are in another Maunder Minimum with decades of very low 
> sunspot numbers?
> Please reply directly, and be sure your call sign is included in your 
> response. Please reply by Saturday evening.
> Thanks again for your help!
> Gary Sutcliffe  W9XT
> Unified Microsystems
> w9xt at unifiedmicro.com
> www.unifiedmicro.com   www.w9xt.com

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