Yes contesting sucks…

but I still have a lot of fun doing it!

Franki ON5ZO recently wrote a blog ‘Why contesting sucks’. And I can’t deny I sometimes have the same feelings during or after the contests.

For example, the reason why our clubstation lost one of the last fielddays probably was because our biggest competitor probably used his home station with huge beam antennas via remote control. Okay, it’s only a suspicion and we can’t prove it but… At least since this year the rules for our national fieldday have changed and now all internet and dx-cluster use is forbidden.

And no, I probably can’t win any big contest from my average station (when speaking about contest stations).

But hey you’ll ask, why do you keep doing it? Continue reading Yes contesting sucks…

I finally did it… After throwing my TV out of the shack a few months ago, I recently decided to even cancel my cable TV subscription. I just came back from the post office after sending a letter via registered mail to the cable TV company. Cancelling is not as easy as getting a subscription though. It took me 3 phone calls to even get the correct snail mail address to send my letter to [sigh]. Why do all those big companies tend to hide behind their websites? Do they really think they can discourage me this way so I’ll not cancel my subscription

So please guys, don’t ask me anymore if I have seen this or that program on TV last night. I haven’t and I’m proud of it!!!!

Moreover, this now gives me approximately Euro 160/year more to spend on my different hobbies. (not nearly enough for a K3 though…)

The only thing left to do is find a new use for the old television set. Any suggestions?


Good thing I threw my TV out of the shack
There is a new series of Big Brother being aired here in Flanders
Do they even find people to watch these things? Can’t blame those playing in it, they all try to get rich and famous. [sigh]

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. (Albert Einstein)

Back to the K2 this weekend!