- 0:10 UTC 13 Dec: KF6UTE Casey in Saratoga - 4.5 miles
- 0:26 UTC 13 Dec: N6NF Thomas in Woodside - 15 miles
- 0:40 UTC 13 Dec: N6WG Robert in Newark - 14 miles
- 0:48 UTC 13 Dec: W6YX The Stanford Amateur Radio Club - 11 miles
I'm really glad I borrowed YARS' radio before getting my own. Owning an HF radio just isn't for me at this point in my life. I have nowhere good to put an antenna, the noise in Davis is crippling, Sunnyvale's noise is just tough. Frankly, for the amount of operating I would end up doing, it just wouldn't be worth it.
What I am going to do is make sure the contesters in my clubs know that I would like to work contests now and then, so I would be happy to come over and work the swing shift on a multi-op contest with them.
I'm really looking forward to Field Day next year. The guys who did the digital contacts last year made a point when I started coming to meetings to see if I was interested in coming back.