AB2E Darrell wrote:
> *Actively recruit YLs for contests like state QSO parties, or some contests
> with slower rates. This will give the newer contesters a chance to build up
> speed and stamina to a full contest effort.
This has a flip side to it. For me the "thrill" of contesting was in the quick
pace and sheer volume of stations you could contact in a short period of time.
If someone had introduced to contesting during a 20 q/hour contest I wouldn't
be an active ham today. But I was introduced to 120 q/hour contesting and
that's my main interest in the hobby today.
Probably the best way to blend the two thoughts (intensity and short bursts for
a beginning contester) is at a multi station. There, a new or perspective
contester can get on the air, make some contacts, rest, watch other good ops
run stations really fast and in the end be a part of a high scoring operation
that does well in the overall standings.
73 de Al, KE1FO
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