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2000-03-05

In a contest, there is no such thing as a clear frequency.

N2MG
2003-08-08

If one waits too long to see if a frequency's in use, it will be.

N2MG
2003-10-03

Seeing rust on your mast is a sure sign your tower is too short.

N2MG
2004-08-26

DXing \di-'eks-ing\ v: the act of pursuing contacts based on their location SEE: losing

N2MG
2004-08-26

It is far more impressive when others discover how good an operator you are without your help.

N2MG
2003-08-08

I admit, once in a while, I operate a sideband contest... not that there's anything wrong with that!

N2MG
2002-03-04

I am from Spain but right now I am working in Louisville, KY and I need to feel the Kw, so I am ready to help to anybody in next contests. Anybody or group to join?

EA1DDO
2002-09-12

What's the difference between a power amplifier and some CBers digging the base for their new tower? One has a lid with holes in it, the other is a hole with lids in it.

N2MG
2006-11-02

Why should you not get married near the bottom of the sunspot cycle? The wedding might go well, but the reception will stink.

N2MG
2002-11-01

Contesting is a delicate balance...1) Don't drink enough water: lose your voice...2) Drink too much water: big spaces in the UTC column of the logbook!

KB1FWN
2002-12-30

The new and most complete Yaesu FT-1000 D web related http://www.geocities.com/maxmartin3/

EA1DDO
2002-12-30

The guys who win always have big antennas, but the guys with big antennas don't always win.

SM3WMV
2002-12-30

Every time I hesitate to flip on the amp, I remember, "I don't have enough time on earth to do QRP." Or I just listen to the pileups and instinct takes over.

KB1FWN
2003-02-11

I must say that it is amusing how many times I am asked to repeat "Italy Alpha" when the expected response in the contest is "Charlie Alpha!" ...from a California transplant to the beautiful state of IA! I love giving out surprise mults!

NU6O
2003-02-11

You know you've been working hard when - at the end of the contest - you begin to refer to your radio as 'honey'.

KB1FWN
2003-02-11

You can tell you're in a serious contester's shack when you see a few empty water jugs on the floor (and hopefully they are *really* empty).

N2MG
2005-03-10

After seeing all of those 'got milk?' advertisements, you would think someone would have come up with the bumper sticker, "Got contest?" It even works two ways!

KB1FWN
2003-02-11

He who calls the most CQs, wins.

N2MG
2003-01-16

Winning a contest is wonderful. The only thing worse than not winning is not being in it! (N2AA)

N2MG
2003-01-17

No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously. (apologies to Dave Barry)

N2MG
2003-07-30

SSB contests: The good news is that any idiot can use a microphone. The bad news is they often do.

N2MG
2003-01-17

Sloppy spelling in a purely written forum sends out the same silent messages that soiled clothing would when addressing an audience. (Dear Emily Postnews)

N2MG
2003-01-23

Contesting is 90% mental -- the other half is physical.

N2MG
2003-08-18

Nobody gets on the bands during contests; they're too crowded.

N2MG
2003-01-23

If hams don't want to contest, you can't stop them.

N2MG
2003-01-23

When you open your mouth, be sure it's not just to change which foot is inserted.

N2MG
2003-01-23

When the bands get crowded, the secret is to operate closer apart.

N2MG
2003-02-11

Anagrams, huh? "Contesting" yields a few more than those. How about: "Gonsett, Inc." "Gin, to cents" "Sing not, etc." and of course: "Testing con"

W3EF
2003-02-11

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things: now I use CW.

N2MG
2003-02-11

During a contest, even a little DXing can be too much.

N2MG
2003-06-23

Heard during a phone contest, "QRZed the *radio* station?" Hmm... aren't they all??

N2MG
2003-03-31

Fire on Mt Washington http://www.ccdx.org/scrapbook/MtWash/MTW.htm

WA1ZYX
2003-03-04

I ordered a replacement base for my TriEx TM370 from Tashjian. I wrote a review in eham.net under Towers. If you are thinking about ordering a TriEx tower or TriEx parts, you should read it. Buyer Beware!

AC5ZO
2003-06-26

Re: post-contest log washing... Yogi would say, "The contest's over when it's over."

N2MG
2003-03-31

My entry class is SO12P: Single Op, 12 Post-It notes telling me what to do and not do....

N4GG
2003-03-31

"Squeaky DXpedition: A DXpedition that operates almost entirely on the high bands, and makes only a token effort to operate on the low bands (especially 160m). All high frequencies, no lows. Usage: "The first and second Ducie operations were Squeaky DXpeditions".

K8ND
2003-03-31

When the CW guy on the other end is not answering, the legendary (late) Bob Denniston's (W0DX) suggestion is to "Send harder." (Thx W0NB)

W0CG
2003-03-31

If your antenna made it through the winter, you didn't build it big enough!

kl7fh
2003-03-31

"No one had more fun than I did" - heard from countless contesters at the end of countless contests.

N2MG
2003-12-05

When you give unconditioned advice to others suggesting that they absolutely always do the same as you, note that you are primarily broadcasting your skill level rather than giving good counsel. (N6AA)

N2MG
2005-01-18

One of the longest times during a contest is that split second between the time you hit the 'left' button on the rotator control, and the time the rotator responds. ("..Oh please don't be broken...oh please don't be broken..")

KB1FWN
2003-05-01

does anyone remember Ol'Smoke? the article about building contest finals in which wayne green took some pics of W1FZJ's finals. article in a CQ in 58 or 59 i believe. looking for a copy of the article. talk about a great conetst amp!! mike w7dra@juno.com

w7dra
2004-11-01

There is always one more lid in the pileup...

N2MG
2003-06-06

CW - your key to a good time.

N2MG
2003-06-03

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic (Paul G0WJN)

SP5UAF
2004-10-28

Sitting on a frequency and pressing F1 doesn't make you a contester any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

N2MG
2003-06-16

It's not a real contest until you blow something up.

N2MG
2003-06-12

Contests yield mo' contacts, mo' often.

N2MG
2003-06-12

Stumbling upon an out-of-control packet pileup, one's thoughts often become, "Be afraid...be VERY afraid..."

N2MG
2003-06-12

It is hard to hold the frequency if you have to leave the room! (N2AA)

N2MG
2003-06-16

You know you're getting old when you see your call in the listings, but cannot recall operating the contest!

N2MG
2003-06-19

Proof of solid preparation is having successfully stayed one step ahead of Murphy.

N2MG
2003-06-23

I gave up drinking, women and contesting...it was the worst fifteen minutes of my life!

N2MG
2003-06-23

If you can remain calm during a contest, you just don't have all the facts.

N2MG
2003-06-24

The things that come to those who wait were left behind by those who got there first.

N2MG
2005-03-10

Protecting your run frequency: be persistent. Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's acorn that held its ground.

N2MG
2003-06-27

DX pileups: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

N2MG
2003-06-24

Be an honest contester: "Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example." (Mark Twain)

N2MG
2003-06-27

Contesters don't suffer from insanity; they enjoy every minute of it!

N2MG
2003-06-24

The most effective way to remember to always check which VFO you're transmitting on is to forget it once.

N2MG
2003-06-26

How do you win (DX contests) from W1? A) By working Europe all the time, any time, any band B) By calling CQ and running Europe C) By working more Europeans than everyone else D) All of the above (K5ZD)

N2MG
2003-07-08

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with microphones. (apologies to Solomon Short)

N2MG
2003-07-30

One of the advantages of contests being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. (apologies to A. A. Milne)

N2MG
2003-07-10

DXing between contests unfortunately fills a much-needed gap. (apologies to Moses Hadas)

N2MG
2003-07-10

Because Contesting is the way it is, it won't stay the way it is. (apologies to Bertolt Brecht)

N2MG
2003-07-10

Contesters who try to be moral luminaries are often those who forego the ordinary pleasure of operating themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others. (apologies to Bertrand Russell)

N2MG
2003-07-10

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score? (Vince Lombardi)

N2MG
2003-07-10

I'm not contesting anymore, then again, I'm not contesting any less.

N2MG
2003-07-14

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness". (Dave Barry)

N2MG
2003-07-30

Nobody cares if you can't copy CW well. Just sit down and do it. (apologies to Dave Barry)

N2MG
2003-08-25

"The best of the best gained their winning edge practicing the basics over and over in numerous forgettable events, often using inadequate radios and second-rate antennas. Discovering how to overcome such obstacles are lessons never forgotten."-NCJ Profile of N6RO

N2MG
2003-08-08

I have observed many "second tier" (and others down through the neophyte ranks of) contesters who think that there is some set of winning "tricks" that the "first tier" contesters use to beat them, and if only someone would let them in on these terrific secrets, they would be first rate contesters themselves. These people are setting themselves up for disappointment, because I'm going to let them in on the biggest secret of all: "There are no secrets!" (N5KO)

N2MG
2006-12-15

It turns out, as with most things is life, that skill and hard work pay the most reliable dividends in the long run. (N5KO)

N2MG
2003-08-08

Moderation is fine, just don't overdo it.

N2MG
2003-08-08

If necessity is the mother of invention, then desperation must surely be its father. (unknown)

N2MG
2003-08-11

Above all other things, a contester is ENTHUSIASTIC. (N6TJ)

N2MG
2003-08-13

Any contest cheat has a major personality disorder requiring the kind of help that contest sponsors are unable to offer! (G3SXW - NCJ: July, 1989 correspondence)

N2MG
2003-08-13

If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

N2MG
2003-08-15

The meek may inherit the earth, but never a good run frequency.

N2MG
2003-08-20

"Perfect" is the enemy of "good enough".

N2MG
2003-08-25

I'm not tired, and I don't have a headache. What did I do wrong?

w1jq
2003-08-29

What's the difference between 75m phone and a circus? At a circus, the clowns don't talk.

N2MG
2003-09-15

Next time, I will continue searching just so I can say I didn't find it in the last place I looked.

N2MG
2012-01-06

I don't have a big ego; I'm way too cool for that.

N2MG
2012-01-06

Two hams were standing in the men's room, using the facilities. One finished up and headed toward the sinks and began to wash his hands. The other one headed straight for the door. The first one said, "We Honor Roll members learned to wash our hands before leaving the bathroom." The other ham replied, "Well, we Contesters learned not to pee on ourselves."

N2MG
2004-12-08

I've been weak and I've been loud. Loud is better.

N2MG
2003-11-24

The bigger the contest, the more needy your family becomes.

KB8YJU
2003-11-10

You know the band is down when the only station calling you is your echo.

NH6WZ
2003-11-10

As a contester, I live in my own special world - but that's OK, they know me here.

N2MG
2004-01-02

Sign that you are maybe a little too competitive: you use a bug on Straight Key Nite.

n8ea
2003-11-21

Loud is good. Louder is better. Loudest is best. (tnx N2AA)

N2MG
2003-11-24

It's not the breadth of the big projects that have me on the run, it's the numerical superiority of the little ones...

N2MG
2005-03-10

Somehow, using the terms "spotting net" and "contest" in the same sentence seems like an oxymoron.

kr2q
2003-12-08

Fair is...... an island 1/2 way between Long Island and Europe owned by someone from Kansas. (AE9B)

N2MG
2003-12-08

If you can hear them it's 59. If you can't hear them it's 57.

VE7JKZ
2003-12-16

I'm exhausted, my head hurts, my joints ache... either I have the flu or I just finished a contest.

N2MG
2004-08-26

Stop complaining about the interference - it's not really your frequency! Contesting is a contact sport.

kr6x
2003-12-26

What do contesters and writers have in common? Both need to keep their butts in the chair to succeed.

N2MG
2003-12-26

Success is not having to touch your antennas! (K2UA)

N2MG
2003-12-26

GeoAlert Wizard updated and now includes solar indices history www.taborsoft.com

ku5s
2004-01-02

An Internet forum is one place where aggressive moderation is not an oxymoron.

N2MG
2004-01-02

At the start of a contest, I am rather like a mosquito in a nudist camp; I know what I ought to do, but I don't know where to begin." (Apologies to Stephen Bayne)

N2MG
2004-02-12

Attention DXpeditioners: I just found out my VISA covers auto collision damage waiver OUTSIDE the US for up to 30 days of your trip. Check your cards policy. Previously not covered outside CTY of residence.

W3CF
2004-02-12

You don't win by whining.

N2MG
2004-02-12

You know you're having a bad day when......you fall out of bed and miss the floor!

k8cpa
2004-03-04

It's a thin line between loudliness and lidliness.

N2MG
2004-03-09

There are few more important things for a good score than "Chair Time".

N2MG
2004-03-17

In the recent WPX contest, I worked a VE3, who I mis-logged as a VA3. When I later contacted him and discovered it was a dupe, he graciously joked that well, he was a Canadian, and they say "eh" a lot! We both had a good laugh and a good contact.

AB5XZ
2004-06-07

Pizza...another good reason for RTTY contesting.

AD6WL
2004-06-07

"In this age of gender equality, why have we never heard of a GIRL wire"---- why, just about every GUY wire I've seen has been attached to a GALvanized tower!!!

n4ioz
2004-06-07

To win you have to stay in the chair.....at least that's what my dentist keeps telling me.

k7bg
2004-06-07

Frustrating is: trying for several minutes to pick out a really weak CW signal while at a multi-op contest station, only to find out it's the guy next to you on a different band.

KL9A
2004-06-07

If you are dialing around what you think is a dead band how do you know it is dead if everyone else is doing the same thing. Make noise!

NX5M
2004-06-07

Contesting brought religion into my life; I never believed in Hell until I experienced a packet pileup!

N2MG
2004-08-25

If you're calling CQ on phone and not getting any answers, the cure is to take a big bite of food. As soon as your mouth is inoperative, you can be sure you'll get a call!

AL1G
2004-07-06

Good luck is often with those whom do not include it in their plans.

N2MG
2004-08-25

Not all busted QSOs are created equal.

N2MG
2004-07-13

Integrity is doing the right thing even though no one is looking.

N2MG
2004-07-15

Go Fast or Go Home - It's true in Auto Racing AND Contesting. (N1RR)

N2MG
2004-07-16

Anyone can handle order; contesters can handle chaos.

N2MG
2004-07-27

I either want less QRM, or more chances to participate in it. (Apologies to Ashleigh Brilliant)

N2MG
2004-08-25

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. (F. P. Jones)

N2MG
2004-07-27

On stumbling upon a packet pileup you may think, "200 lemmings can't be wrong." Yes they could.

N2MG
2004-08-26

I know this is not the right forum to talk about Field Day but hear me out. In this day of Homeland Security I think we should change the format of Field Day and really see what we can do with Emergency preparedness. Instead of exchanging "UR 59 IL", let's make the exchange meaningful. We should exchange situation reports with local, state and regional emergency agencies(local hospitals, PD/FD, ESDA, FEMA, etc) interfaced w/onsite ham stations) and see which group had the most accurate message totals at the end of the test. Field Day as it stands now is like any other contest, it should be about emergency preparedness. It's time for a change!

NT9E
2004-08-24

I never stop to think during a contest; I might forget to start again.

N2MG
2004-07-27

Get on with it: There is no such thing as a perfect plan.

N2MG
2004-08-30

There is no such thing as an atheist at the start of a CW Sprint!

N2MG
2004-08-30

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

N2MG
2004-08-30

No matter which way you tune your VFO, the band gets more crowded.

N2MG
2004-08-30

I saw this spot other day.....during the WAE contest "14.280 a real ham not a contester cq cq" does that mean race car drivers are not real car drivers ????

KG5VK
2004-09-19

Lost QSLs in last year's hurricane...need to reconfirm my C21NI QSO from 12/3/1987 operation. Can ANYONE give me the correct QSL info? I have been chasing this card for over a year. Jose Castillo - N4BAA and YI9BAA

N4BAA
2004-10-28

You know you're getting old when you've operated a contest and your score isn't listed in the results.

wb2abd
2004-11-04

It ain't bragging if you can do it. - Dizzy Dean

N2MG
2004-11-04

A W5 and a W1 are operating together in Western PA. The W5 says, "Wow, Europe is MUCH louder here..." The W1 responds, "But not as loud as it is in one-land!"

N2MG
2005-03-10

Multipliers are what happens when you are making other plans...

N2MG
2004-11-09

JFK on Contesting: We choose to do it not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills. (KG5U)

N2MG
2004-11-24

Contester 1: Sunset is starting to cross Japan at around 0710Z. Contester 2: On what band? Short pause. Contester 1: Well, on *ALL* of them! (K8ND)

N2MG
2004-12-08

K1VR notes: Never mistake for conspiracy, that which can be explained by ignorance.

N2MG
2005-03-17

If you're not CQin' you're losin' (K8DX)

N2MG
2005-03-18

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. (Epictetus)

N2MG
2005-01-18

Man who says it`s impossible, must not interrupt man doing it. (Confucious)

N2MG
2005-01-18

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. (G. K. Chesterton)

N2MG
2005-01-18

The goal of contesters should not be to work everyone (this is impossible) but to work as many as they can, as fast as they can.

N2MG
2005-01-18

If at first you don't succeed, try doing it like your wife told you.

N2MG
2005-02-02

3830: All your scores are belong to us.

N2MG
2005-03-07

For getting through a 48-hour radio contest: You have to want it very bad. (K5ZD)

N2MG
2005-03-10

My name is Ted, I am an excessive person, and Im proud! (KT1V)

N2MG
2005-03-17

Multi-ops: What happens in the shack, stays in the shack.

N2MG
2005-03-26

Me: "I'm Mike, and I do phone contests". Everybody: "Hi Mike."

N2MG
2010-10-12

If it weren't for 0 Zulu, I'd never finish anything.

N2MG
2013-10-09

The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me. (Nicol Williamson, based on Jabberwocky)

N2MG
2004-10-28

You might think you're ahead, but in the end, they're all dupes anyway.

KB1FWN
2004-11-04

Uttered by countless stations listening to a packet pileup, "God, give me the patience to deal with the lids, and I need it RIGHT NOW!"

N2MG
2005-04-05

I try not to let my mind wander... it is too small and fragile to be out by itself.

N2MG
2005-04-06

I've been accused of being narrow-minded and fatheaded... WHICH IS IT?

N2MG
2005-04-06

Log what is sent, unless you know better!

N2MG
2006-01-25

N4GI's method to help the FT-1000MP hear better is to go to its hidden menu, and increase the sunspot setting.

N2MG
2006-01-25

I had fun contesting last weekend and you can't make me.

N2MG
2006-01-25

Pileup: What happens to my honey-do tasks while I'm playing radio.

N2MG
2006-01-25

Sometimes you're on top of the pileup, sometimes it's on top of you.

N2MG
2006-01-25

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

N2MG
2006-01-25

Contesting is normal ham radio speeded up. (W1HDQ SK)

N2MG
2006-02-09

If you jump to conclusions, be careful not to bang your head!

N2MG
2006-02-10

When you're at a multi-op you can observe a lot by watching. (thanks Yogi Berra)

N2MG
2006-02-10

If you keep getting beaten in the pileups it's because you're making too many wrong mistakes. (thanks Yogi Berra)

N2MG
2006-02-10

Contesting is better in the winter because it gets late early. (thanks Yogi Berra)

N2MG
2006-02-10

Second place is first place loser...

K9VV
2006-02-21

Remember that radio contesting is about having FUN with your radio friends!

K3LR
2006-03-22

Competitive contesting - an advanced form of "Naa-naa-na-naa-naa" (N0AX)

N2MG
2006-03-22

Never buy cheap coax connectors. They will fail in the heat of the battle!

K3LR
2006-04-18

Keep the transmitter on the air and you will make lots of contest QSOs!

K3LR
2006-04-18

There is no shame in failure - only in quitting.

N2MG
2006-04-18

Make sure you weather proof your connectors outside really well. Water is a terrible thing!

K3LR
2006-05-20

I try to not to have an open mind; my brains might fall out.

N2MG
2006-06-03

A low QSO count is an indication of your making fewer contacts.

N2MG
2006-06-15

Contesters aren't happy until everyone is unhappy.

N2MG
2013-03-08

Make a plan to improve your antennas this summer. CQWW will be here before you know it!

K3LR
2006-06-17

Do it right the first time! You don't need Murphy during the contest!

K3LR
2006-06-17

In business, it is ROI (Return On Investment). In contests, it is QOI (QSOs On Investment)!!!

K3LR
2006-06-19

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

N2MG
2006-06-19

Ham radio is exactly like no other hobby.

N2MG
2006-06-22

Preparation is the key to a winning score. Start your antenna work now!

K3LR
2006-07-02

Call CQ at your own risk!

ki4nzu
2006-07-06

Q: Why do contestors hate to operate from the jungle? A: Cuz there's too many cheetahs.

k7bg
2006-09-11

Q: What did the little ion say to the big ion? A: Aren't you a bit on the Heaviside?

k7bg
2006-09-11

Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another Beer. -W. C. Fields

N2MG
2006-09-11

New Yaesu FT-2000 reflector. Send a message to subscribe-ft2000@w0mu.com

W0MU
2006-11-02

Yaesu FTDX9000 reflector @ subscribe-ftdx9000@w0mu.com

W0MU
2006-11-02

I like CW tests best 'cus I can eat crackers while contesting to keep me going, (Don't try this during a phone test) Of, course, you must stop chewing when copying the QRP'ers!

w4my
2006-11-15

I noticed they added 160M this year to the RTTY Melee and it is the same weekend as the 160M ARRL contest. Any idea what should be used as a band plan? Could be interesting... or frustrating.

ad6zj
2006-12-15

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who have chased ball bearings all over the shop floor, and those who have never opened up a Tailtwister. (K1VR)

N2MG
2006-12-15

A previous commenter about Field Day said that because of the simple exchange, Field Day is little more than "just another contest". While I understand what he's getting at, Field Day for our club was far from that. We had over 90 participants (many of whom had never experienced HF)helping to set up stations, antennas, operating, cooking, or just watching. Many visitors stopped by,including our Governor and other community leaders, reporters from two TV stations as well as local newspapers and community leaders, and everyone had great fun. Field Day is what you make it...it can be just another contest, or it can be a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate what we can do to a huge and important audience. I can't think of a better way to recruit new hams and showcase our hobby/service. Greg KT0K Lincoln (NE) ARC.

kt0k
2006-12-15

If a call is busted, will the FCC repair it for free?

k7bg
2006-12-20

When it comes to antennas, how high is up?

k7bg
2006-12-20

In the book of Genesis, it says that it is not good for man to be alone, but many single-ops would disagree.

N2MG
2006-12-20

If you're not making dust, you're eating it.

N2MG
2006-12-31

The Great Carnac sayeth, Answer: A dupesheet. Question: What is a chronic lid?

k7bg
2007-07-07

After the first 12 hours, you aren't talking to people anymore...you're talking to mult's.

K1KAA
2007-07-07

More Power To The Tower!!

k7xc
2009-02-23

Its not the plan that matters, but the planning.

ZL2iFB
2009-02-23

You know you've been contesting when you wake up in a sweat because you just missed a great mult.

ZL2iFB
2009-02-23

Adapt, Overcome, Succeed!

k7xc
2008-11-16

Whether you think you can or think you can't... you're right!

ND5C
2008-11-16

Set the example, don't be one.

k0bg
2008-11-16

Go FRC!

K3MD
2008-11-16

modern day vhf+ multi multi= 2 cel phones, microwave oven, wireless router, PSP ??

NH6WZ
2008-11-16

I was in a store the other day when the xyl asked what is the 1500 watt light bulb for ? ... I need to tune my amplifier !!

NH6WZ
2008-11-16

after spending 45 minutes at the top of the tower, just before stepping away from his 200 ft. beast, he thought "did I hook up the coax ?!"

NH6WZ
2008-11-16

Love doesn't drop on you unexpectedly; you have to give off signals, sort of like an amateur radio operator. - Helen Gurley Brown

N2MG
2013-10-09

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of radio Etiquette and Skill is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. - apologies to Albert Einstein

N2MG
2013-10-09

I may not be a first-class contester, but I am a first-class second-rate contester! (thanks Richard Strauss)

N2MG
2009-05-15

As W8KIC (SK) said "You aren't working anybody if you are not transmitting"!

K3LR
2009-05-15

As K3TUP (SK) said, "Some of my best QSOs were via groundwave"

K3LR
2009-05-15

You are only as loud as you think you are.

W0MU
2009-05-15

Never speak to the lids. It only encourages them.

N2MG
2009-05-15

K1XM says that the five basic food groups for computer progammers are: Fat, salt, sugar, caffeine, chocolate... Does that work for contesters, too?

N2MG
2009-09-23

An XYL was overheard: "You better get going and work on getting more kids into radio, because, looking at the age and condition of the ham population, in 30 years there won't be anyone left to talk to."

N2MG
2009-09-23

Well, it's 1 P.M., you are running EU pile-up on 20 meters and you just realized that you wanted to go to washroom 4 hours ago...

ve3dz
2010-05-04

Hope for the best, plan for the worst, expect the unexpected.

W8WTS
2010-05-04

I recently bought a new digital hearing aid and worked a whole lot of 1's and 0's in the last contest !

n8ea
2010-05-04

I don't always operate contests, but when I do, I prefer Dos Radios.

N2MG
2013-03-08

Helen Keller said "A man has two ears and one mouth that he hear much and speak little." I think she was predicting the use of dual- receive radios to break pile-ups!

N2MG
2013-09-06

If I had to operate that last contest over again, I'd make the same mistakes - only sooner. - Thanks Tallulah Bankhead

N2MG
2013-10-09

I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right. - Tallulah Bankhead

N2MG
2013-10-09

Radio is a medium of entertainment which permits hundreds of people to listen to the same pileup at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. - T.S. Eliot (with mods)

N2MG
2013-10-09

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. - Albert Einstein

N2MG
2013-10-09