[CQ-Contest] Are contesters born or made?

Marijan Miletic s56a at bit.si
Wed May 12 04:13:03 PDT 2010

I vividly remember 3 contesting "made" events:

1. 1991 CW DSP robot making 200+ QSO in ARRL DX having problems with polar
flutter at 20 m opening.  I was "better" knowing active callsigns.  It can
be improved now with SCP and better algorythms.
2. 2002 K1B Baker island RTTY pileup.  I picked-up a lot of partial
callsigns from my memory.
3. 2003 Ohrid, Z3 HST championship - UA YL receives 400+ lpm, K1ZZ & myself
can hardly detect group pauses.  Her explanation - excersize!

Motivation and confidence is important in every competition.  Just check
WRTC results for USA "Can do" attitude.

73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU

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