The following CQ Contest Hall of Famers are in my log --
- Ken, N6RO
- Tree, N6TR
- Bill, W4AN
Like Worked All States (WAS) and the DX Century Club (DXCC) I'm pursuing Work Hall of Famers as an operating goal. This weekend I'm passing on Sweepstakes SSB and preparing for CQ World Wide CW scheduled for next weekend. My RadioSport focus is CW first then develop my SSB skill set in the future.
Certain challenges are presented as a low-power, low-profile station (Level-3) on the west coast. However it is an excellent opportunity to further hone my listening skill, search and pounce (SP) skill, practice my CW proficiency, and learn band propagation in relationship to maximum usable frequency.
CQ World Wide CW is a listening contest for a station like KA3DRR (Level-3). The next step is to create achievable goals while maximizing RadioSport fun in the operating chair.
For example, I'm working on a list of CQ World Wide CW Record Holders in all classes from last year. One goal is to work as many Record Holders as possible who are operating this year. There will be plenty of time to cross-reference my list while the FT100 scans respective bands. I'm not into maintaining any rate in a DX contest. Staying awake in the wee hours of the morning is important.
Additionally, what about those RadioSport contesters at radio-sport dot net who are on the Single Op World Standings List? They too will join the SP grid. Another idea is work as many DXpeditions as well.
Ideas to Maximize Your RadioSport Fun in the Operating Chair.
- Work Record Holders in all classes from the previous year.
- Work Single Op World Standings contesters at radio-sport dot net.
- Work as many DXpeditions as possible and/or clean sweep DXpeditions.
- Add 5 new countries for DXCC.
- Add 5 new zones for Worked All Zones (WAZ).
- Add 5 new prefixes.
My goals give focus, direction, and meaning to the hours spent in the operating chair. This is a listening contest for me. I want to keep myself in the chair while maximizing RadioSport fun.