General Meeting – June 2023 – Contesting Move to the Next Level

Our program this month is Radio Contesting: Move to the Next Level by Gary Sutcliffe W9XT. Gary is an avid contester and writes a column for the ARRL National Contest Journal (NCJ). If you’ve participated in a minor way but were intimidated, frustrated, or wanted to know how to get better as well as make it more enjoyable, Gary has some tips. And even if you have no desire to become an avid contester, his suggestions can help in lots of facets of ham radio.

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Visit Gary’s website ( for tips on antennas and other contesting techniques. If you are an ARRL member, you can read all his past work in the National Contest Journal (NCJ) archives online.