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Re: RE: [CQ-Contest] Recruiting women into contesting

To: "AB2E Darrell" <ab2e@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: RE: [CQ-Contest] Recruiting women into contesting
From: "Alfred J. Frugoli (KE1FO)" <frugoli@worldlinkisp.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 14:41:10 -0400
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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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