[CQ-Contest] Are contesters born or made?

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Mon May 10 20:26:23 PDT 2010

Like so many things...

Most contesters are born that way.

To become good or great contesters, they have to refine & hone & practice
what skills they were born with.

So the answer to the question "Are contesters born or made" is...



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Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 12:26:36 -0000
From: "Randy Thompson K5ZD" <k5zd at charter.net>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Are contesters born or made?
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I just finished listening to a fascinating interview with Matthew Syed,
author of the book Bounce.  The book explores the idea that practice is far
more important than talent at achieving in the upper levels of sport.  

Link to show: http://www.onlyagame.org/2010/04/bounce/
Follow the Download the Podcast link to get the interview in various forms.

We don't talk about practice much in relation to contesting, but I believe
it does make a difference.  I owe much of my success to having spent hours
and hours during my teenage years working traffic nets, chasing DX, and
competing in contests with a very small station.

Very thought provoking interview.  Check it out.  

Randy, K5ZD


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