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...
- 1981 - VP2E - ARRL DX Phone - Multi Single - 1st Place World with K8ND, WB6SHD (now NH6V), AD8J, and WB8VPA (now N8RF)
- 1983 - 4V2C - CQWW Phone - Multi Single - 5th Place World with HH2MC, NQ4I, W1UA, and K1CO
- 1984 - 4V2C - CQWW Phone - Multi Single - 1st Place World with HH2MC, NQ4I, AA4NC, N4DVW (now W4EA),
and W5VUX (now W4LA)
- 1986 - AA4NC/C6A - ARRL DX Phone - Multi Single - Didn't make the box....hard to compete with 100 watts and verticals! With AA4NC
- 1987 - VP2MU - ARRL DX Phone - Multi Single - 3rd Place World with AA4NC and WB6SHD (now NH6V)
- 1988 - VP2MU - ARRL DX Phone - Multi Single - 1st Place World with AA4NC and WB6SHD (now NH6V)
- 1993 - P49T - CQWW Phone - Multi Single - 3rd Place World with K4PI, W3BTX, and WX4G