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Goals for 2008

The Central Texas DX and Contesting Club recently discussed how we did on last year's goals and added our new goals.  Here we go:

1.  Last year...I got the DXCC Award (certificate #41,383).  I have 115 confirmed entities, now.

2. Last year...I got the WAS from this QTH, including RTTY #509.

3. This year...get a tower up so I can be a bit more competitive with a stronger signal.

4.  This year...WAS 160m.  Last year I had 39 worked with 26 confirmed.  I now have 40 worked and 27 confirmed.  A ways to go there and it might be until Fall or Winter before I make progress.  I did not do much this winter.  However, I just worked KL1V and he is LOTW, so that will be in soon.

5.  Work 1,000 QSOs in a contest.  I have never gotten close to that, but it may come in this year, probably in a RTTY contest.

By AD0K at 02/27/2008 - 1800Z
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Don Inbody 

Goals for 2007 (update)

Well, I already have RTTY WAS (just came through today, and I have submitted for DXCC.  Having a good time.

By AD0K at 03/05/2007 - 1800Z
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Don Inbody 

Goals for 2007

The Central Texas DX and Contesting Club has been tossing a bunch of e-mails around with members starting to list their goals for 2007.  So, I decided to list mine, too.  Here we go:

1.  Complete DXCC...I thought I had it, but it turned out that one of my cards was a bust, so I sit at 99.  Still working to confirm that last entity.

2.  Get RTTY WAS.  I am at 49 confirmed states with only North Dakota outstanding.  I have worked a station in ND, but still need to confirm it. Only about 500 people have a RTTY WAS, so that will be neat to have.

3.  Work 1,000 QSOs in a contest. I have never had more than 300 or so due to limited time available to contest. Hope to change that this year and make a full effort.

4. Achieve WAS on 160M. I have worked 39, confirmed 26, so there is much to be done.

5. Get a tower up at the ADK QTH so those beams in the back yard can go up in the air. I love wire antennas, but there comes a day when a beam just makes a real difference.

That ought to do it, I think.  Better get to work!

By AD0K at 02/16/2007 - 1300Z
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Don Inbody 

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