NewsWest Sunday 12th September 2021 - Contesting Edition

posted Sep 10, 2021, 12:51 AM by Bob Bristow
12 Sept 2021

NewsWest for Sunday 12th September 2021 is the Contesting edition, and we’ll talk about Amateur Radio contesting, and tell you about contests coming up.

Today we have a wrap by Ed DD5LP/VK2JI on last weekend’s Portable Operations Challenge contest, and a bit of a mumble from myself on my efforts in the same event, and a few other remarks about contests and where they could fit into your Amateur Radio life.

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