AA4GA - Contest Trips

In 1980, I received a letter from K8ND asking if I might be interested in joining a trip to VP2E for the ARRL Phone DX Contest in 1981. Still very wet behind the ears, I jumped on it. Back then, it was easy. Just one rig, a tribander, some wire and a bunch of adrenaline, and it was easy to do well from the Caribbean. Now, it takes just a bit more strategy. I'm glad I did it, and it was fun, but I don't have any plans for contest trips in the near future. I'd like to operate the peak of a sunspot cycle seriously from home before I get too old to enjoy it!

Of course, if a good deal comes along, you never can tell...I might be on the plane!

Click on the call for photos from the trips...