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Thoughts on a HF Contest?

Discussion in 'Worldwidedx.com Amateur Radio Club' started by binrat, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Any interest on a HF contest in the next few weeks??
    Post up, let me know.


     

  2. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    I am in...been awhile...looks like the weekend of the 16th-18th is somewhat void of any major Phone contests...other than the ARRL 10m contest
    So 80-6m? (160m contest that weekend)
    Thanks for your effort
    Also many people have off week of Christmas thru New years...maybe an event type QSO party that week???
    Any thoughts members ???
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB

    Any NEW /old Amateur ticket holders who have not joined and gotten your WDX ID#....here's a GREAT chance to meet and chat with members you see here on the forums...test your rigs and antennas and have a little pre-holiday RADIOFUN
    "On the Air":D
     
  3. camaro1

    camaro1 Well-Known Member

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    sure, ill try
     
  4. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I would shoot for after Xmas, people are busy this time of year.
     
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  5. ButtFuzz

    ButtFuzz Anti-BS Advocate ● N4REV ● Reverend Doctor

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    16-18 Good for me.
     
  6. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    That's when I was thinking as well. Then maybe something after Christmas season.
    I was thinking 100 watts and bonuses for portable / QRP as well.
    I've been super busy with the SAR group which I belong to, so sorry guys.
     
  7. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    I'll even go mobile just for the bonus points. Any day is good with me.
     
  8. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    100 watts??? 75 meters?? Bin really? can not get over the ground noise on 75 meters with 100 watts,
     
  9. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    Sounds like you NEED a bigger Antenna!

    Don't we all?
     
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  10. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    I'll participate.
     
  11. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    :ROFLMAO:, its good someone fell for it. Naw, what you are legal to run for your ticket, but points go to QRP, mobile, portable ops,
     
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  12. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    If I had a bigger antenna I would just get more noise, then have to use 20db attenuation like Gary does with his super duper sensitive antenna.
    He actually heard me on 75 meters running 25 watts once , don't happen often though.
     
  13. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    How about 20 meters during daylight and down to 40 meters at night?
     
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  14. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    I like this idea. Beats trying to find members on 4 or 5 different bands. Plus I don't want to have to keep re-tuning my amp! lol

    Another thought that's probably been brought up many times before - what about a WWDX 20 or 40 meter Net rather than contests? I've participated in every amateur and CB contest so far and haven't made a single contact.
     
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  15. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    When I'm playing on 20 and 40 meters I get contacts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio all of the time. If I hear you I'll come back and talk to you.
     

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