Wow, so this past weekend the airwaves were absolutely packed with "CQ Contest, CQ Contest," and I have to say I enjoyed my first time contesting. I made contact with 17 different countries, as far away as Brazil and Ukraine. The thrill of answering a CQ Contest call, and having the person recognize your call sign over the air: "KC9ZFI 5 9 K" is pretty cool; especially when you consider I was using a hand built wire antenna that is only like 15 feet in the air. I might have even caught the contesting bug. There are a couple contests coming up, and I plan to try to participate.
Here, take a look at my last 15 contacts:
And here's the next contest I plan to try out:
Nauryz DX Contest 2014