[CQ-Contest] What Thrills Me

kzerohb at gmail.com kzerohb at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 11:59:33 EST 2016

In my case, the thrill is in the contact, not in the paperwork.

73, de Hans, KØHB
"Just a boy and his radio"™

From: DXer
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:46 PM
To: CQ-Contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] What Thrills Me

A politically incorrect opinion perhaps, but before answering a CQ (outside
of contests), I check to see if the station is on LOTW. I'm after the new
ones, bands and modes.

I do most of my time limited operating on JT65 these days, ragchewing is
not an option.

73 de Vince, VA3VF

On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 6:01 AM, jpescatore--- via CQ-Contest <
cq-contest at contesting.com> wrote:

> Jukka - I like that, I have the same urge to answer CQ, mostly to find out
> "How far away are they?" That, after all, was the initial thrill of ham
> radio: talking to people way far away. Of course, in contesting you quickly
> learn you can get that thrill many more times per minute if you are the one
> calling CQ...
> For me, one of the biggest attractions of the Stew Perry 160M (with Grid
> Square as the exchange and points based on distance) is seeing how far away
> stations are. The points per QSO matches the thrill per QSO.
> 73 John K3TN
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