Friday, May 9, 2014

Great Contest University Video from 2013

Each year, the day before Hamvention starts, there's a couple of "specialty" events going on in Dayton.  FDIM and Contest University are just 2 of them.  I have not yet attended Contest University but you don't really have to in order to get the goods - they have posted videos of the presentations from last year!  Some of the stuff is not really applicable to the modest, home station, but there are a lot of great tips on operating techniques and tips & tricks that can make contests more fun and rewarding for even the more casual operators.  Check em out!

Contest University Videos

  

 Dayton 2013 Contest University:

  • Contest University I:  Welcome to CTU by Tim Duffy, K3LR and Radio Sport Contesting, It’s More than Rules by Dave McCarty, K5GN
Note:  There were some technical difficulties and the presentation is not showing in the video. 
  • Contest University II:  Tips on Being a Better Single Operator by Randy Thompson, K5ZD
  • Contest University III:  Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Antennas by Frank Donavan, W3LPL
  • Contest University IV:  Contest Antennas and Coaxial Cables by Frank Donavan, W3LPL
  • Contest University V:  2013 Eye Ball Sprint Contest by Doug Grant, K1DG (Not Norman)
  • Contest University VI:  K9AY Look Arrays for Low Band Contesting by Richard Jaeger, K4IQJ
  • Contest University VIIA:  Propagation Trends 2013 – 2014 Intro by Frank Donavan, W3LPL
  • Contest University VIIB: Propagation Trends 2013 – 2014 by Frank Donavan, W3LPL
  • Contest University VIII:  Rotors & Construction Practices Q&A by Frank Donavan, W3LPL
  • Contest University IX:  Contest Radio Performance by Rob Sherwood, NC0B