070 Three Day Weekend Contest

Just got done participating in my first contest.  At least the first one that I made a real effort to participate in.  Not sure how well I did, but I did try.

I learned a few things along the way that I will share with you for better or worse the next few days.

First, logging.  From the 070 page I followed the link and downloaded GenLog from W3KM at http://www.qsl.net/w3km/gen_log.htm.  Pretty neat program.  It took me about 10 minutes to figure it out and get started.  I have to say that I am impressed at how he updates it for all of the contests.  I logged the contest and then uploaded the ADIF file to the KJ4IZW  Scoring Tool http://dwestbrook.net/projects/ham/scorer/ to create the file that I emailed in.  Then I imported the ADIF file to hrd and eqsl.  Worked well.

I learned a couple of things about my antenna setup also.  I will share with you what I did to fix the problems as I go along this week.

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