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ARRL September VHF Contest   2017   Sep 9   Claimed Score

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Call: WZ1V
Operator(s): WZ1V
Station: WZ1V

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 15

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:261107Total Score42,586


Club: North East Weak Signal Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-09-11 04:45:10
Couldn't operate the entire contest, but most of the time I was on conditions seemed poor and activity lacking. IMO these are no longer Amateur Radio operating skill contests. They have evolved into Computer operating skill contests, where whoever has the fastest and most computers and monitors running and can type the fastest wins. Having to juggle between chat rooms and new digital modes vs. actually operating radio has gotten to the point of being ridiculous. And what's up with everyone trying to use FT8 to make local 6m contacts? Half the time they never complete because half the people forgot to change to contest mode for grid square exchanges. And the idea of everyone trying to use just one frequency for this during a contest is like having a bunch of CB radios all stuck on channel 19 jamming each other. Another gripe - I can't understand why the League continues to condone having the ARRL New England Convention the same weekend as the September VHF contest. No wonder activity was so poor around here. OK I'm done ranting - for now. Thanks to the Rovers and portable operations for providing some extra fun to an otherwise lackluster contest. -73, Ron WZ1V