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4th Of July Contest & Silver Award

Hi all tis now 2 days after the Independence Day Contest on Hamsphere, and on reflection it was a pretty good event,though I must admit to being disappointed at the turn out of USA stations, all in all they were pretty thin on the ground , Shame on you guys. Despite that I managed 80 contacts myself not record breaking but fun none the less.

I had not operated in contest mode since the CQ WW back in 2000 and to say the least I was pretty damn rusty LOL. I did not however work the complete 24 hours at my age you gotta sleep that’s a necessity LOL. But on the whole I thoroughly enjoyed myself driving my XYL to distraction at times doing so .

The Contest did of course have it’s advantages,in that I picked up the required Countries to advance to the Hamsphere Silver Award, and a few more besides to get me on the way to the Gold Award.

In closing I’d say to all the folk who didn’t take part in this fun event,try it next time ,you never know you might just enjoy it too;

73′s to all the stations I worked and thank you for making it a most entertaining day I look forward to speaking with you all on Hamsphere.

Derek  KD0PNP