Please join me at the WCARC meeting on Thursday, April 5th for a talk about contesting: how to have fun in a radiosporting event!
Remember, contests bring out all sort of special operations including DXpeditions: groups going to islands or hard-to-reach spots. In addition, many who live in "rare" countries open their homes to visiting groups. You don't have to be a big gun at all to work some new countries. You don't have to be a "contester" at all to have fun! It's a win-win .... you get the new one and they rack up another contact. I'll go over the basics of contesting/radiosporting (same thing), give tips on how to set up your computer, additional hints on "getting through," and mention the importance of being on LOTW (Logbook of the World).
Hope to see you there, and thanks to Tom Whiteside and Steve Sparks for the opportunity.
Jim George N3BB
Member, ARRL Contest Advisory Committee
Author: "Reunion" and "Contact Sport: A Story of Champions, Airwaves, and a One-Day Race Around the Word"