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David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Thu Jun 27 12:44:17 EDT 2019

That's a pretty boorish comment, considering that a very large portion 
of the activity on the ham bands is due to contesting and especially 
considering that the strength of ham radio lies with the variety of 
activities it offers.

Not surprised you didn't include your callsign ...

Dave   AB7E

> 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.
> 73's

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