Wednesday, May 1, 2019
WQ6X prepares for Cinco-de-Contest Weekend - Pt. 2
for 2017 the competition evidently wised-UP, leaving WQ6X with a 3rd-place certification; not too
bad, when I consider the limited antenna configuration in use @W7AYT at that time.
What we learn from this is to ALWAYS submit a contest LoG, no matter how pitiful your score may seem. If no other logs are submitted in your operating category, you win by default.
You may recall one of my operating mantra's: "When in Doubt: CHEAT! (but within the rules) ". Because the concept is so easily mis-understood, I wrote a separate BLOG entry about it. ([CLICK HERE] to read this BLOG Entry.)
As you can see, at NX6T we rely on unique operating aids to make for larger radiosport scores. NYE Viking Kilowatt+ tuners give us
a more perfect match to the 160 & 80 meter double-bazooka inverted Vee's.
MR. Bill and the [EASY] button are also utilized, if for no other purpose than to give station operators more luck.
Then again, I remember that Thomas Jefferson once said, "I am a great believer in luck; and I find, the harder I work the more luck I have.
Hard work becoming a success is no accident.
In radiosport, submitting a winning score is also no accident. To give me a better chance of winning
a given even (or set of events), in advance of the contest weekend I read the rules of each contest, update the contest logging software, check the space weather forecasts and review previous year
log and BLOG submissions.
What about YOU?
What do YOU do to prepare for radiosport events?