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WPX Contest? Reply
by WG7X on April 1, 2002 Mail this to a friend!

Hello Guys,

I have a question about the WPX contest.

My call is WG7X and with this call, I always
thought that I would be a popular fellow in
the various WPX contests. This has not
been the case, ever, and I have participated
in quite a few of these tests.

Recent rules changes have made Q's on the
same continent worth at least one point, and
with my WG7 prefix I'm also a multiplier.

During the SSB test, I was S&P'in and many
stations said: Thanks for the mult!" and quite
a few gave me the unsolicited "big signal"
report. (DX and Domestic)

So, given that I have a fairly good signal, and
a weird call, I wonder why I could not get even a
small run going? S&P got me to about 350 q's
(and almost every one a new mult) but I could not
get any answers to my CQ's...

Should I expect to be sought out as a needed
multiplier, or continue to participate in my normal
way in the S&P mode? W7's are literally a dime
a dozen and I've always thought that the WPX offered
myself and others a way to be popular, if only
for a short time.


Gary, WG7X

RE: WPX Contest? Reply
by NJ3K on April 4, 2002 Mail this to a friend!
My call is NJ3K. I have one wire antenna and a Kenwood 440. I only operate CW. In the past I have found where I can have a small run. I mean very small. If I call CQ alot, I can get 20 to 30 qso's per hour. But it may only last 30 to 90 minutes. Then I go back to S&P. I do not use packet spots. ( my daughter usually has the computer tied up) But I have found that people do spot me. And this does corrolate to my small run times.
So I guess being a rare multiplier, WG7 or NJ3, helps, but not alot.
73 and gud luck in the test
Bruce NJ3K
RE: WPX Contest? Reply
Anonymous post on April 5, 2002 Mail this to a friend!
Too many multipliers are available in the WPX for any one of them to be worth a lot. To get runs going you need a loud signal (propagation/amps) into high-volume areas and to be a snappy operator. Being a unique mult will add a little but not a lot to the desirablilty of your QSOs. Being easy-to-work adds much more.
RE: WPX Contest? Reply
by N4SL on May 8, 2002 Mail this to a friend!
I've never run this WPX contest before, is there a lot of activity? I'd really like to get into a hot-and-heavy contest, but I hate the ones that peter-out so quickly.

73, Steve N4SL
Machias, WA

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