Hamvention 2020 Virtual Events and QSO Party

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K8KSU, May 13, 2020.

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  1. K8KSU

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  2. W3YJ

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    Contest University was excellent! Thanks to everybody who pulled this off. I can only imagine how much work was involved in the major effort. Hoping for an in-person Contest University in 2021 with the incredible breakfast buffet.
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  3. W1YW

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    Contest University Virtual 2020--- A contest where everyone was a winner:)
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  4. W6OYW

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    Woopie!! just what we need. Another contest.
  5. K9GLS

    K9GLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know right!? I can't even imagine two more days of the week with absolutely nothing on the air. At least it's activity on the weekends.
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  6. VE3NEJ

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    I myself am not a trophy hunter but when the band conditions are reported to be in such bad shape, just tune around your antenna`s resonant frequency, and make the best of what you have. Put out a signal, listen for a while, put out another signal. Join in with the contesters and have fun! You can`t change the Solar Index so,

    Again, Make the best of what you have, there is a whole lot more to Amateur Radio. Read, experiment, build something, or SWL. Use what we have or lose it to another service. I did make 1, one contact on May 16 to a contact hunter where his report was 59, 91, I had to remember the first time I went to Dayton, 1991! I then shut off the rig and went to chat with my XYL and reminisced on how much fun we had all those years, driving for 8 hours to get there for Friday morning, how much we miss going to spend $0.50 dollars to buy stuff that we could have done without. I look at it like the traffic on your way to work (pre COVID-19), simply wait, the roads will be clear again, just like the ham bands.

    Amateur radio is like a disease, it is in our blood, it is in our brain, it is 24-7 not just on the weekends!

    Terry, VE3NEJ (since 1979)
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  7. K9GLS

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    It was great fun hearing what year contacts were first at Dayton. One was 1965 I believe...that was a hoot. Tons of 2020's and 1998's for some reason. People forget to just have FUN.

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