2015 RAC Winter Contest

A contest the weekend before Xmas.. at least it wasn’t the full weekend, but still not easy to make time for this one. I managed to play a bit for a few hours. My goal was to hand out a few multipliers, and get some more Canadian stations in the log.

I didn’t put up any antennas for this one, so I was left with my 10m vertical, and my 20m sloper, and whatever I could bring in with the auto-tuner..

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What I like about this contest other than the relaxed friendly tone of Canadian hams, is the crazy points for the Canadian stations, and double-crazy points for VxxRAC stations. I didn’t sweep Canada, but I did get almost all the provinces (curse you PEI!) … Even the tough-for-me Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were active. Prince Edward Island and the territories will come some other day…

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Looking at the upcoming contest schedule, I think the ARRL RTTY round up will be my next event. CQ WW RTTY last September was my first time playing with RTTY, let’s see if I learned anything 🙂

The grass is still visible, and we’re still above freezing most days, and they’re calling for more above-average temperatures over the next week … maybe I’ll get that Cobra antenna back up for this one, it’s not like there’ll be snow in the way or anything…

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