Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday 5/4- The Idea Surfaces

For those that don't know, I'm a Ham Radio contesting nut.  In the last few years, I've had some major successes, being top US SOABHP op in the CQWW RTTY for the last 3 years, being top US SOABHP op in the RTTY Roundup 2 years in a row, and placing in the Top 10 in CQWW and ARRL DX contests from the US.  I wanted to attend WRTC last year, but my daughter chose that weekend to get married, so it was out of the question.  Now, the opportunity has arisen to participate in the LZ HF Field Day the weekend of July 2.

This has opened a whole list of interesting ideas for me.  I've never been to Bulgaria or the Balkan area before (got as far as Venice, Italy in 2004), so it will be a new experience for me.  I signed up yesterday, and am now wrestling with the choice of airlines, travel schedules, and what else I want to do when I'm in Europe.  I don't go to Europe all that often, especially not as far east as Bulgaria, so I want to see and do as much as I can while I'm there.  I also need to converse with a few of the other US ops that are going.  More later.

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