[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.

Dave   AB7E

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Sent: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 18:16:08 +0000
Subject: [CQ-Contest] I’ll Host A Rookie, but ….

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?), etc… so that I can have a guest op for the rookie contest.

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