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Getting Started in Contesting

Steve London (n2ic) on April 6, 2007
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Getting Started in Contesting - Power Point Presentation

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Getting Started in Contesting Reply
by K6VVA on April 6, 2007 Mail this to a friend!
What a great presentation for anyone new to Contesting.

I was glad to see State QSO Parties mentioned as an ideal way for a Little Pistol Contest Station operator to get experience and have fun in this exciting niche area of Amateur Radio.

For those who just can't wait for a weekend Contesting Fix, I'd be remiss in not mentioning the Thursday Night NS practice sessions sponsored by the NCCC (Northern California Contest Club). Details can be found at the http://www.ncccsprint.com website.

73 & Good luck in the Contest!

Rick, K6VVA
* Celebrating 50 years as a Licensed Ham Operator
* Co-Founding member, Northern California Contest Club
* A-1 Operator Club
* FOC #1845 (Ex #845)
* NCCC NS Advocate
 
RE: Getting Started in Contesting Reply
by AB4O on April 17, 2007 Mail this to a friend!
awesome presentation for the budding contester.
john
ab4o
 
RE: Getting Started in Contesting Reply
by KC8QVO on June 20, 2007 Mail this to a friend!
This is a pretty good presentation. I wish I saw this years ago!

I liked looking at the chart they have in there on contests vs. time of year and experience level. I found it odd, though, that the ARRL VHF/UHF contests were more or less in the middle. I have operated them and there is quite a bit of competition there. It takes a serious effort to even place in the middle, let alone scoot up to the top. The sprints and other contests must just be THAT much more of a challenge HI. Incredible.

The operating techniques are really helpful, pay attention to those. The shorter your exchanges the more QSO's youll have, if the QSO's are there to be had.

Steve, KC8QVO
 
Getting Started in Contesting Reply
by n8zu on November 29, 2007 Mail this to a friend!
argh! I got to have power point? No contests for me I guesses.
 
RE: Getting Started in Contesting Reply
by KB0EPY on March 11, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
You dont need powerpoint to view the document. Just download the viewer its free. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=048dc840-14e1-467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&displaylang=en
 
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