[CQ-Contest] KK8I QRT => DL2HBX

Ulrich Ann dl2hbx at gmx.de
Sun Jul 12 13:10:24 PDT 2009


as of today, I am off the air in the U.S. because we are relocating back to DL later this month. Contest QSOs with K3ZO and K1ZZ concluded my six year presence on the air as KK8I yesterday.

It has been a great ride and I would like to thank the U.S. contest community for all the fun and camaraderie, both on and off the air. I am grateful for the hospitality of the contesters in the region, namely K8CC, K3LR, KT8X, W1SKU and K8AZ who invited me to operate individually or with a team from their fine stations which are way superior to my 100W / G5RV approach at home. Thanks as well to K8BB and K8CC for fun mobile operations and to the teams of W8TNO and K8EPV for great Field Day experiences.

I missed quite a bit of the American contest culture, namely Sweepstakes and Sprint, but then there is only so much you can do in parallel to the real world obligations.

I am leaving the U.S. with fond memories, some 'wood' for the German shack wall and, most importantly, the many friendships that I have made here.

Cuagn from DL!

73! Uli, KK8I, reverting back to DL2HBX
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