[VHFcontesting] Trends in VHF/UHF Weak Signal Operations

Bob K0NR - email list list at k0nr.com
Mon Feb 10 10:34:03 EST 2014

On 2/9/2014 10:38 PM, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> Life is rich.  In addition to my passion for VHF/UHF weak-signal
> operations, I have other hobbies that also get passion/attention.  Oh
> and multiple jobs, and family make for a full and rich life.  My point
> here is that I STILL love VHF/UHF weak-signal. I've met nice people and
> I get radio thrills occasionally.  For me, the occasional thrills have
> been enough to keep me passionate about my hobby.  I can tell that I'll
> be nutty about VHF/UHF weak-signal for MANY years to come.


> Some of you reading, do you marvel at how much you still like this niche
> of ham radio even after all these years?
    I find weak-signal VHF/UHF to be the most fun activity in ham radio.
    However, it is an "acquired taste", not usually full of instant gratification.
    Our challenge is that not enough people are acquiring the taste for this
    form of fun.
    Changes to VUCC, contest rules, new awards, etc. may all help but
    fundamentally if people don't find the activity fun, it doesn't matter.

    73, Bob K0NR

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