CONTEST IT'S FUN!
|"CQ CQ CONTEST!" One of the keys to
the winning of contests is undoubtedly station
performance and in particular the performance of the
antenna system. In this connection only competitive
element could be the driving force behind Not another
contest again! Much can be achieved by good operating
pratices but there really is no substitute for an
effective antenna system . You can work Dx with a QRP
transmitter with a good Antenna, more difficults with a
big transceiver even with "many watt's" using a
small and poor antenna. "if you can't hear them you
can't work them" this is the point! The competitive
spirit often leads to the purchase or construction of
good equipment which is properly maintained and coupled
to a selection of antennas. Obviously such a station is
equally effective for contesting and day-to-day routine
operating activities, like islands , lighthouses or
Castles Dx'peditions, resulting in a performance
considerably in a excess of that of a more modestly
Having hopefully equipped ourselves with reasonable facilities it is now necessary to choice on the Contest calendary our strategy to be employed to achieve a reasonable placing in the results. All various contests are different in character but the majority have one thing in common in that there will be the factor multiplier or bonus system in the scoring. Myself when I started participating on contest I've study allready all rules and conditions on propagation, what are the best band . I'm preparing contest 2 or 3 weeks before . I check everything on my station from a simple PL on a cable to all antennas, Contest log's , program computer( clock UTC time on log), equipments, headphones, Microphones, Wattmeters, antenna switches, etc. If I work on JA Contest I must to know all about prefectures of Japan it's very important all informations about multipliers and points.
MEMORIAL TO MY GOOD FRIEND
CT1ALF "FRANKIE" (2nd from left) GREAT ENTHUSIASTIC DXER WHEN I SPEND GOOD TIMES .
WE WILL REMMEMBER FOR SURE!
GODBLESS YOU MY FRIEND!
Unfortunately Frank pass away in 2004