Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by K9AT, Nov 17, 2014.
Last place is still placing!
My marathon strategy...
I made 0. Submit it, you'll beat me
Last weekend's sweeps was my first tentative steps into the world of contesting. I think I made a page full of contacts with only four from the same section.
Gawd, now you're hooked.
I contest because I like to bully rag chewers and net chewers into fleeing to the WARC bands.
What gets me are the ones that would rather quit then QSY for a weekend to 60, 30, 17 or 12 or switch to another mode for the weekend. All great bands all workable with current wire, beam, quad, vertical or any other antenna one is using if your rig has a tuner. Why would anybody need to take extra blood pressure pills trying to use a band where a major contest is taking place with sooooo many options available??
The million dollar question is... Why are the bands so full during a contest?
Million dollar answer... That's how many people like them.
It all comes down to these people thinking that the frequency they have been on 7 days a week now is automatically theirs. The radio turns on and it's there. They go to bed and the VFO is still there. Happens enough that they seem to regard it as "their" frequency. And anyone be damned if they violate that sacred spot!
Scanning 40 SSB right now and it's pretty wide open.