Now that this years contest season has started, this is a great time to give newer members a reminder that you have an advocate in myself as pertains to using your Flex 6000 radio as a competitive tool in RadioSport. I am here to help and take feedback, and provide guidance and assistance to you however I can. please feel free to leverage that however you need.
Have a great contest season, good luck and lets hear those flex 6000 radios active out there!
Flex Contesting Champion
Already kicking this one off with a win... hoping for much more even though I have some stiff competition in W2, I want to power thru and see what I can do.
GL and I can't tell you to spot me on the cluster, but if that's what you want to do, I can't stop you. ;)
And seriously, take Chris up on his offer. He knows his stuff.
Chris thank you for the opportunity to lean on you if needed.
I have put together a couple of things I think will help increase station proficiency in the upcoming DX / contest season.
Just before I traded in my 6300 I followed threads from the community site and finished a Genovation Keypad. I have it working nicely along with the Flex Knob and Maestro, (the author of DDUTil is as much genius as our friends at FRS frankly).
Unfortunately I am beside Arnie in anticipation of and praying for the 6600 to come as quickly as possible as I am currently "Flexless" ugh!!!.
Having the Flex DT's......and brother does it ever hurt!
BTW: Ria don't sell yourself short, your knowledge base is not shabby and also much appreciated.
I have a few personal goals this contest season.....
1) 160 contests (CQ160-SSB, CQ160-CW, ARRL-160):
+ to finally work AK on 160 for my WAS.
+ to achieve WAS in one contest. (I got 49 states in the last CQ160-CW)
2) DX Contests: CQWW & ARRLDX:
+ to increase my score over my 2015 performances.
(I was very limited in time for the 2016 contests.)
+ to bump my score to at lest 750,000, preferably to hit the 1 Million mark for the first time ever.
+ to make a better showing on 80 & 160.
+ to finish off DXCC on 80 to wrap up 5BDXCC
3) CQ WPX: to participate this year! I have not been able to do much in these contests -- scheduling problems...
4) RTTY Contests:
+ To master (try) SO2R-style ops
+ to win 9th Region, not just the state of Indiana.
5) Sweepstakes: to have fun, and perhaps bump up my WAS and DXCC totals.
6) VHF Contests: to get my 2 meter SSB station back on the air and compete with 6 & 2.
Hopefully my finances will be sufficiently recovered in Nov/Dec so that I will be able to take advantage of the trade-up to the 6600 when it is released, allowing me to do some honest-to-goodness SO2R, or at least get a transverter going for 2 Meters and do 6 & 2 all with the Flex!
Well, these are my goals...
What are yours?
Ken - NM9P
For WAS -- Sweepstakes and NAQP.
AK on 160, gonna need to do it on CW.. try the CQ 160 test or Stew Perry Top Band Challenge.
Item 2 BIC.. and then BIC.
Item 3, WPX is the bestest of the bestest. a literal run fest. You have a cool call for it as well.
Item 4 is just BIC and experience once you have your SO2R in a box set up.
Will be using my personal short contest call gw9j and my flex 6300 so2v along with either my ic7300 or a friend's k3 as the second radio. Just need the weather to stop raining so I can get an inverted l up for 80m my spiderbeam yagi up for hf and a k9ay rx system up.
Look forward to working everyone in the big contests and to hear how the new radios play
Steve gw0gei / gw9j
This is a new contest with UK and Crown Dependencies as multipliers, anyone can work anyone for points so great fun for all, incentive points for higher band contacts. I think this will be a very popular contest and intend to give out GM on all bands SSB/CW.
I'll be active as MM3T with my 6500/KPA500/80M OCFD setup.
A new contest with loads of categories so a chance to grab a record!
73 Steve gw0gei / gw9j
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