[CQ-Contest] Host A Rookie, but ...
Dave - AB7E
xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Thu Feb 18 11:11:56 PST 2010
You can get a perfectly serviceable refurbished computer for $200 that would do everything you need. A new computer-capable contest rig with few frills (such as a K3 with minimal options) would cost you about $2K. N1MM is free and very simple to use if you set it up right, and it doesn't require any kind of keying interface other than an RS-232 cable (which somebody would probably also be willing to give to you for free.) Whether you'd need better internet access is debatable.
From: <w2lc at twcny.rr.com>
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Sent: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 18:16:08 +0000
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Iâll Host A Rookie, but â¦.
4) Looks like I need to spend more than $5,000 to update my station; computer ($1k), radio ($4k), better internet access ($$?), keying interface ($100), new software (free?), etcâ¦ so that I can have a guest op for the rookie contest.
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