email@example.com (Peter Hardie) writes:
>It seems that the push for a 24 hr contest is primarily coming from
>single ops. I think Ron's (N6EE) idea of a 24 contiguous hours
>interval for single ops is a good idea with one modification. Just
>add one more operating class in the contests. If a single op wants
>to do the whole 36 of 48 hour thing then go for it. But also have
>another operating class for single op 24 hours where the 24 hours
>is, as Ron suggested, contiguous but starts whenever the op wishes.
>This leaves it up to the op to try to pick the best time to operate
>(or perhaps leaves it up to their XYL and the llama? :-).
>This way a new contest doesn't have to be created. The existing ones
>go on as usual with a few more categories added. I think it'd be
>easier to find a sponsor for a new category than it would to find
>support for an entirely new contest.
Sounds like a good idea to me. With the vocal anti-contest crowd out
there, this sounds like a more viable alternative than creating a whole
new contest, and the inevitable hue and cry such a decision would raise.