[CQ-Contest] Non-Contester's Experience from a Rare Mult in Sweepstakes

Mike DeChristopher mfdechristopher at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 08:13:44 EST 2020

A big thanks to the VY1 guys for getting on! K1NZ and I expected NT to
be the real struggle, but they called us within the first ~2 hours.

Sunday morning, all we had left were PE and, perhaps inexplicably, QC.
I tuned across a PE with a giant pile (he might as well have been on
Navassa) and heard "Am I really the only PE on?! It's sideband!" I
fought out the pileup and he turned out to be the only PE we worked.

QC was our last section -- go figure. They called us for the sweep
sometime later Sunday morning. Then, of course, we immediately worked
about 20 more QC.

Thanks to all of the casual contesters and the downright
non-contesters who were good sports. It made for a fun Sunday!

Mike, N1TA
(Op at WA1J multi)


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 11:32 PM Bruce Horn <bhorn at hornucopia.com> wrote:
> Thought I'd share the following message I received from a non-contester regarding his experience in the recent Sweepstakes Phone contest.
> ------------
> Despite adverse conditions and a storm that blew thru 2 weeks ago
> taking down all antennas, I made an effort to get on. Not because I
> like contests but because I know some folks like getting the Yukon or
> 'NT' mult. Parts of it were OK, but when a mega station comes on and
> asks me to 'move' (apparently because my weaky watt 200w Plus and a
> dipole arrangement is disturbing him on 20 and later 40, its a bit
> rich. I guess the VY1! call is a threat to the big 'W'
> stn...whatever. sorry to those of you who I was unable to work or
> hear...the challenges or Aurora and North of 60 conditions
> ------------
> 73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn at hornucopia.com)
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