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NA Sprint SSB Contest Sept 2011 Summary

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The last thing I wanted to do was operate in an SSB sprint. But, I heard
someone making it plain and clear that he was looking for anyone, anywhere…
sounding kind of desperate. So I threw out my call.

After that I sat and listened a while to see if I could get the idea of what to
do. I tried to answer a CQ and then send a CQ, and for the most part I did
that. I forget all of the terms you sprint guys use for this stuff. At any
rate, it was fun. But then I got gunshy because I remembered reading that i
ought to give my call at the beginning [or end] depending upon whether I was
giving my exchange as part of my answer to a CQ vs giving my exchange after
someone answered my CQ. Oh well. It was fun, but only because the bands
weren’t packed like I thought they would be.

NA Sprint SSB Contest – September

Call: AA8IA
Operator(s): AA8IA
Station: AA8IA

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Toronto OH EN90ql
Operating Time (hrs): 3:07

Band QSOs Op Time
40: 8 4
20: 20 7
Total: 28 Mults = 11 Total Score = 308

Club: Mad River Radio Club

Written by Mike

September 20th, 2011 at 12:03 am

Posted in Contesting

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