This past weekend (1/5 - 1/6/08) was the ARRL RTTY Roundup. I only made about a dozen contacts as I had so much going on during the weekend. However, it proved to be useful for me as I improved at exchanging info during contests.
Contesting can be a great way to see how well your rig and antenna work, even if you can only make a few QSO's like I did. For a list of upcoming contests, visit www.contesting.com