contesting on the treshold of a new millennium, Formula
© Martti Laine, OH2BH/EA8BH
|... for CQWWSSB 1999 at EA8BH|
|Recognizing the evolutionary path|
|1960 - 1970
Operating from a DX location with the station that happened to be available. Typically a resident operator (CX2CO era) or occasionally visiting a friend.
Traveling to a good DX spot with a tri-band beam and/or wire antennas single-handed. Typical time investment one-week (ZD3X era).
Teaming up with a resident amateur and building up the site together for contest application. Typical residential area limitations (9Y4VT era).
Investing in a specific contesting site at a DX location. Enjoying the freedom to do what it took to make the best of the situation on hand. Mostly single handed. (CT3BH/HC8A era).
A "Formula One" approach where the operator would only concentrate on driving (i.e. operating) a specially built high-tech contest station at an optimum DX location, with a support team doing all other work. Minimal limitations on time/budget/resources.
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