PACC (a Dutch radio contest) is very known in the Netherlands and also abroad.
Well this year I participated for the first time within the PACC.
In the past I have given away a point, but was never really active in contesting.
Despite a sore throat and because of that a very weak voice. I still have made 37 qso’s with a total of 481 points.
I made some rookie mistakes. And not all operators were going along nicely here. Many HAM’s were polite and gave me and chance to correct mijself. Or helped me, to see were I made a mistake. But some HAM’s were rude! “If you can’t contest, stay away from the radio!!”.
Anyway, every start is difficult. But the most important part is, that I enjoyed it!
Next year I hope nothing wrong with my voice, and that the number of QSOs will be higher.
I thought it was actually pretty fun to do. I think I’m going to do more.
See you by the next contest