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Recently the RDXC committee reclassified P3F to high power from low power without publicly providing strong evidence that any infraction had occurred. They concluded was that the contestant was running HP on 80/40m but not full-time, just 10 minutes here and there without any convincing evidence. It appears they used the RBN as their source of information. Should the RXDC contest have to publicly provide convincing evidence before reclassifying a station from LP to HP?

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What is more exciting?
  Posted: Aug 22, 2000   (602 votes, 19 comments) by vk4tdb

Survey Results
Getting a new HF rig as a present 21% (127)
Working a rare dxcc 36% (214)
Finishing a homebrew project that has taken months 25% (148)
Getting someone new into Amateur Radio 19% (113)

Survey Comments
DXer at heart
I cant help it, the main reason i contest is to get new ones...every time i log a new one i do a little dance, for the more rare ones, i do a much bigger dance.

Posted by N7YA on June 10, 2001


Posted by Anonymous on November 9, 2000

Working Rare NEW DX
I've been a ham now for 25 years, and working a new DX country thrills me as much as my first one. I wish that more new hams would get past the 2M stage and get on HF. 2Meters is not real radio.

Posted by Anonymous on September 24, 2000

A new rig?
The last NEW rig I bought was a WRL Globe Chief. Darn tootin' I am ready for a new one.

Posted by Anonymous on September 21, 2000

Finishing a homebrew project
I think this the ideal of the amateur radio´s pioners.
I like much work rare dx stations but my best emotion was my first contact with my home brew ssb transmiter (SP on 40 mts with 40w 1x 6146 and a ladder ssb home brew filter. 4-8 was my first report.)

Posted by Anonymous on September 11, 2000

I came into amateur radio because of Jamboree on the Air for scouts and Guides..I am glad to be a part of the Amateur radio fraternity

Posted by vu2pai on September 11, 2000

young people
The biggest thrill was seeing a young person discover the "magic of radio" by talking to VK land at a recent scout camp that we put a station on at. Pure pleasure!

Posted by M0BWY on September 10, 2000

Working a rare one
Last year I worked VK6HD (rare one for py´s on 80/160) on 80 meters. The signal path is over the South Pole. It was one of the most exciting things I have done in Ham radio. I was not using a 4 square and beverages... just a low dipole.

Carlos PT2HO (also PY1CAS)

Posted by Anonymous on September 7, 2000

Working a rare one
Last year I worked VK6HD (rare one for py´s on 80/160) on 80 meters. The signal path is over the South Pole. It was one of the most exciting things I have done in Ham radio. I was not using a 4 square and beverages... just a low dipole.

Posted by Anonymous on September 7, 2000

Paper Chase
It is exciting for me to work on a new overall
country in the chase for DXCC Honor Roll.
I feel the excitement when I'm chasing a new
Zone for 5 band W.A.Z. or a new country for
5 band DXCC. Low bands are the most exciting
of them all. Work one here and you earned it.
73, Mac KM9Z

Posted by KM9Z on September 5, 2000

Tough Choice
Well, I've never gotten a new HF rig, but have done the rest. Getting my sonn & brother licensed was exciting, and any DX is still exciting, but nothing can quite beat the thrill of getting something *I* built to work!
73, Ken K7FLE

Posted by K7FLE on September 1, 2000

Watching a new operator work a rare DX is probably the most exciting, although the first 5 minutes of Sprint or SS are not far behind!

Posted by N0AX on August 29, 2000

REALLY exciting
W4AN beating K1AR. N5AU beating K2GL/N2AA. Timmy beating all the boyz. UPSETS are exciting.

Posted by kr2q on August 26, 2000

The rarest thing are the most exciting! So my top four is :
1 - Finish my homebrew ( once every 11 years)
2 - Getting a new rig ( every 10 years)
3 - Work a new DXCC (once a year)
4 - Getting somebody new into ham radio (several times a year)

Posted by ON6NL on August 25, 2000

nothin like a new rig
Getting a new one under the
xmas tree is pretty good to.

Posted by AE9K on August 24, 2000

6M/160 DX
Working a "new one" on either 6 or 160 is
still a thrill. A close second is getting someone
new into amateur radio. - N0JK

Posted by Anonymous on August 24, 2000

I've been licensed for 34 years. One of the most exciting times in ham radio for me was watching my newly licensed 8 year old daughter make her first qso.

Posted by K3OO on August 23, 2000

RTTY a close second for me (after CW). Maybe because it's still new for me. 180 countries worked in 18 months and counting...

Posted by AD1C on August 23, 2000

Better still.
Getting someone new into contesting!

Posted by Anonymous on August 22, 2000

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