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Contesting Online Forums : Tips : 3830 Forums Help

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3830 Reply
by VE3RCN on May 4, 2002 Mail this to a friend!
Not a topic, but just a question. Why 3830? I know it is a contest score reflector, but how did they come up with this handle? I can only guess that in the old days (pre internet), that this was the freq that contestors converged on to swap lies. Well, am I way of frequency on this one or not? 73 all from FN14 (6m is alive and somewhat kicking).
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Anonymous post on May 5, 2002 Mail this to a friend!
You are correct: that frequency is still used today for that very reason. It's claimed that some midwest contest club established it as a score gathering point - but other clubs also used that or a close-by frequencuy for the same reason...
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by WN3VAW on May 22, 2002 Mail this to a friend!
Why not?

3830 goes back to the earliest days of the National Contest Journal, back when it was published by the Minnesota Wireless Association. If memory serves, this was the club's calling frequency, and one thing let to another...

RE: 3830 Reply
by k5tr on June 4, 2002 Mail this to a friend!
That is the frequency where the score rumors
are exchanged right after most major contests.

Check it out sometime.

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