[CQ-Contest] What's your Opinion on 2BSIQ ?

Richard F DDonna NN3W richnn3w at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 18:35:24 EDT 2020

On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 11:14 AM Kevin Stockton <aluminumtubing at gmail.com>

> Hi Jeff,
> 2BSIQ may currently be the only fair aspect of contesting.  The development
> of that skill can occur anywhere so long as the individual has a
> computer, headphones, and the necessary desire to push hard towards
> achievement of a goal.  It's not talent.  It's only a skill.  It's just
> practice.    It's time consuming. It's hard.  It's only a skill.
> Success with the development of 2BSIQ isn't determined by proximity to
> Europe, massive stacks, or operating from a 3 point location.  For those
> that sufficiently develop the skill, it opens up a world of
> possibilities to access stations from around the world.  It's the budding
> contesters golden ticket to some truly amazing experiences.
> Well, it kind of is determined by proximity to Europe.  In many contests -
especially now, you may have only two bands open to Europe from the East
Coast.  From the west coast, there may be one band open.  Geography
absolutely plays a role into 2BSIQ operating (i.e., you have to have two
bands open to do it).  Tough to 2BSIQ when there is one band open.....

73 Rich NN3W

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