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Old 04-01-2012, 05:14 PM
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Us barefoot Techs get a handicap, right? lol
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:22 PM
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Ya, I got 7 contacts just today on a simple wire dipole. Must say it was fun and also my first time doing a contest ever. Also first time on 10 meters. Had some help from a couple of members which I extend a hardy thank you.
Made alot of non member contacts also.

The only drawback was it was such a beautiful day here in SoCal that I wish my radio was outside. I'll be working on that next. I could take my rig to the local mountains and do the contest from there. That would be perfect!

Thanks Tim for putting this on.

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Wow, thought I had #12 in the 11th hour. The guy even came back to me with "WW Contest". Not a member. $5 says Mole dragged him to .455 to play with me.

Well, if nothing else the Club & site got some exposure. You should see several new sign-ups today from Hams that had never been to the site before.

Another idea for next time... 5 points to a new member and the referring member when we drag one in? Could make it seriously interesting and add a little growth spurt at the same time.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:26 PM
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Ed you did great out there! Next time maybe we should join forces and use our "access to elevation" to go set up a monster antenna at 8000'. lol
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Hahaha...
Back in the old EZBoard days, there was a movement to give West coaster`s a 5 point disadvantage during contest`s....or make the guys on the West coast quit several hours early to make it fair on the East coast guys.
I am sure Tim remembers that.


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Hahaha...
Back in the old EZBoard days, there was a movement to give West coaster`s a 5 point disadvantage during contest`s....or make the guys on the West coast quit several hours early to make it fair on the East coast guys.
I am sure Tim remembers that.


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I remember that. The counter argument is that east coast guys get sunrise several hours earlier. Plus there were so many stations coming in from VK land the last couple of days that any club member there could have probably won this thing!

It was fun even though conditions weren't the best, especially today.

The best part of the weekend was letting AcidRod do all the hard work and call CQ all day long while I did other projects and then jump in real quick and pick up the contact too <> If this were a serious contest, I would be called a lid and all kinds of other names on the band. That's why I don't do serious contests
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Turn out the lights the parties over
I would say the idea was a success...even though the band was a little flat

To Mark,Tim and all contesters thanks for the RadioFun
New members Welcome!

WV4L...Wayne your an Alligator Station! Heard you all evening...
no contact

Thanks to all who worked me...
Need Indiana confirmed? I'm good on Qrz logbook or eQsl...
All the Best
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I am surprised that I never heard you BJ...

Also Wayne is NO alligator on my end.....

But I have been accused of it from a time or two...
but that is slowly changing

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