Topband: ARRL 160 Contest

AD5VJ Bob rtnmi at
Sun Dec 4 03:38:06 EST 2005

Conditions were good here last night too, but noisy
tonight and not so good both.

  73 fer nw,

10X# 37210, FP#-1141, SMIRK#-5177
Code may be taking a back seat for now,
but the pioneering spirit that put the code
there in the first place is out front of it all.

-----Original Message-----
From: topband-bounces at
[mailto:topband-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ed
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 11:20 AM
To: topband at
Subject: Topband: ARRL 160 Contest

Conditions seemed to be pretty good here last night & this
morning...actually worked my first "5T5" station on

This morning I managed to work Canada from the proverbial
"...sea-to-shining-sea", per QSOs with both "VO1" &
"VE7"...lots of west coast 7 & 6 types, too...

That's it for me, however --- tonight is the start of the
AWA 1929 QSO Party, & I'll participating in it with a
1923-style push-pull Colpitts self-excited transmitter, &
a 12-tube homebrewed about a change
of pace, too! Forty-plus QSOs will practically guarantee
you a berth in the "Top Ten" box ---and this is a two
weekend event!

Good luck with the contest, & vy

~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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