I worked a handful of stations during the MI and Ontario QSO parties from the Radio Club of Tacoma, W7DK, clubhouse last Saturday. The club station rig is a TenTec Omni-VI and Rich, KR7W, helped me connect the club’s McElroy S-600 bug to the TenTec. Usually the bug is connected to the club’s ‘Old Oak Rig’ but the old rig is a little under the weather and being crystal controlled, not much good for contesting. Apparently my skill at sending with a bug was sufficient for others to understand, at least by the big contest stations like N8SS. Most stations came back on the first call. My experience on the air just made my bug bug that much worse.
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