[CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes pointers

Bob Burns W9BU w9bu_lists at rlburns.net
Tue Nov 15 07:47:41 EST 2016

The week before the contest make sure your radio, antenna, amplifier, 
microphone, headset, logging system, etc., are working flawlessly before 
the contest starts. Trying to troubleshoot station technical problems 
while you are "on the clock" just increases your frustration.

Once the contest starts, Butt In Chair is pretty darn good advice. You 
can't make contacts if you aren't at the radio.

The ARRL publishes a Sweepstakes guide that might be useful: 


On 11/14/2016 8:28 PM, Timothy Holmes wrote:
> As I mentioned earlier this year, I am leading a contesting sig in our
> local club.  I am hoping to send out an email of suggestions for
> sweepstakes.  Most of the guys are casual contesters or points passers.
> Most have 100w stations and wires or the occasional tribander.
> So, heres the question:  what tips, suggestions, etc, would you pass on to
> us?
> Thanks
> Tim

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