[CQ-Contest] Spring & NAQP

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Tue Jan 27 12:50:45 EST 2015

On Mon,1/26/2015 7:47 PM, Radio K0HB wrote:
> In some contests some of the cities you name, Los Angeles (LAX), San
> Francisco (SF), and New York (NLI) are "single city multipliers".

All three of these ARRL sections are MUCH larger than the cities 
associated with their names. LAX and SF sections both include a lot of 
area outside those cities -- SF extends all the way up the coast and 
through wine country, LAX extends north and inland quite a way, and Long 
Island is not part of NYC.  And there have been many years in which NLI 
was scarce.

Now, SF county in CA is pretty small, and is not a lot more than the 
city itself, and there is almost no HF ham activity there. It is one of 
the counties for which we must make a county expedition each year for 
CQP, and even some of them have been failures. Several years ago, K6SRZ, 
NI6T, were part of a county expedition to SF. They had arranged to set 
up on Yerba Buena Island, which is in SF Bay, accessible from the SF - 
Oakland Bay Bridge. They began their setup, dragging stuff to the roof 
of the building where they had been given permission to put antennas, 
and got stopped by the 'big boss" of the guy who had granted them access.

73, Jim K9YC

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