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Thu Jun 27 06:17:25 EDT 2019
Bryan our hobby has something for all that is why we do it. Contesting helps keep skills sharp when operating in adverse conditions. I wish more operators had contest experience during the 9-11 operations. Some of those belt loop hams were awful under pressure.
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> On Jun 27, 2019, at 3:46 AM, Bryan Fields <Bryan at bryanfields.net> wrote:
>> On 6/26/19 2:58 PM, N4ZR wrote:
>> Yup, I remember when you would get chastised for raising non-contest
>> topics on contesting.com - so we had to resort to asking about
>> "contesting towers" "and contesting antennas"
> I simply can't think of a more worthless pursuit in ham radio than contesting.
> Even showed up to field day to get a 5.9 GHz radio link going, and found out
> they can't count it as a "contact" for points. But hey, we got ARRL
> "radiograms", half the length of a tweet and twice as pointless!
> I've been involved in a few towers going up one even for ham radio, and I
> think the lowest we ever made it was a 52 MHz remote receiver for an repeater
> input. I'd love to ask that; "I have a question about my contesting
> propagation beacon that has a repeat function too", lolz.
> Bryan Fields
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