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Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Ploys for Wives, was Re: Defacto Calendar

To: "R Johnson" <k1vu@tmlp.com>,"Contest Reflector" <CQ-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Ploys for Wives, was Re: Defacto Calendar
From: "Mark Steven Williams" <k9gx@n4gn.com>
Reply-to: Mark Steven Williams <K9GX@N4GN.COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 05:29:27 +0100
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Bob (and all)

As far as having time available for contesting DIVORCE has really cleared my 
activities calendar. I can operate any contest any time.
However, I cannot recommend this method. There are numerous negative side 

That being said, I am going to pass this online calendar issue along to a 
friend who is a website design wizard. He designed my astronomy blog/website 
www.stargeezerastronomy.com  Check it out.

How about an online template where contest events could be posted by contest 
sponsors or a group of moderators? I'm pretty sure David (my long time 
friend) can come up with something simple and effective. He put my site 
together in a couple of evenings, including the animation. Now I moderate it 
and posting couldn't be simpler.

So to everyone out there in reflector land, suggest "features" and how you 
would like to see this thing work. I am by no means offering to host this 
thing, but I will be glad to help with setting it up and getting it going. 
Between contest weekends, astronomy weekends, writing the WR column, hosting 
the astronomy website and looking for my next future ex-wife my calendar is 
pretty full.

Mark S. Williams, K9GX
Editor World Radio "Contest Corner"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "R Johnson" <k1vu@tmlp.com>
To: <PaulKB8N@aol.com>; <CQ-Contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 3:16 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Contest Ploys for Wives, was Re: Defacto Calendar

> Paul:
> I presume that you really meant:
> "Such a calendar would make an excellent Christmas gift"
> ("for your Wife")!!!
> I think I'll get one for my wife also.
> Just think the extra mileage YOU can get when you say "Gee Honey, the
> XYZ Contest was marked on the calender that I gave you last Christmas".
> Remember when I gave it to you, I ASKED YOU to mark the contest dates
> that WE had commitments for ???
> If she is a Non-Ham type, she probably put it someplace where she will
> try and forget all about it.
> A week or two before an upcoming contest YOU mark the "Family Calendar"
> for the first weekend in AUG "ARRL UHF CONTEST" (only if you don't plan
> to run the contest) and mark "YOUR PERSONAL CONTEST CALENDAR" "Took wife
> shopping for new dress" !!!
> Or you could mark "YOUR PERSONAL CONTEST CALENDAR" for the 1st of JULY'
> "Missed RAC CANADA DAY Contest", took wife on "Fourth of July Vacation"
> (5 days only,if you plan to work the IARU Contest that starts the next
> weekend and Field Day is the weekend before) !!!
> Be sure to let her know that you wanted to spare her all of the traffic
> backups and you didn't want the kids to hear any bad language when the
> car overheated !!!
> I think all of you get the basic idea on how to lay a little GUILT on
> your spouse when you have a contest you really want to work.
> However, you must remember that some contest MUST be overridden by
> family prioritizes !!!
> In MY case the "ARRL June VHF Contest" conflicts with my Birthday and
> worst of all it now conflicts with my First Grandson's Birthday is the
> day before. My daughter always wants to celebrate that weekend JUNE VHF.
> Then the next weekend is "Farther's Day" which conflicts with the
> "SMIRK 6M Contest !!! However the weekend before conflicts with the
> "CQ VHF Contest" !!!
> Next is my Second Grandson's Birthday which conflicts with the NAQP
> Phone Contest. He is only 10 days old, so I'm still working on the
> "Contest Calender" for him !!!
> I keep trying for mid-week celebrations, but the female contingent
> of the family always seems to come up with a "Double NIX on That"!!!
> If any of you contester that are still married have any additional
> Ploys, Subterfuges, Diversions, Deceptions, Misrepresentations, or
> Lies (Perversions or "Just Plain Damn Lies" are acceptable) that
> might be useful for contest weekends.
> Please let us all know of your secrets !!!
> Lastly, for New Years Eve, you can always use the "Guilt Trip":
> "Hey, If you hadn't been dancing around with that stupid lampshade
> on your head, I could have made it home in time for SKN" !!!
> Tongue stuck in cheek !!!
> 73
> Bob, K1VU
> At 09:55 8/28/2006, PaulKB8N@aol.com wrote:
>>In a message dated 8/28/2006 8:46:54 A.M. Central Standard Time,
>>n5ot@n5ot.com writes:
>>could best use a calendar that listed by "contest season" instead of
>>"calendar  year."  I'm ready to book all the dates between now and next
>>summer  so I can come up with my best Wife Appeasment Strategy, which is 
>>place for guesses!  Does such an online resource exist?
>>Good thought!   How about if someone actually publishes an annual  desk
>>and/or wall calendar that shows all the contest activity for the  year? 
>>Then we
>>could show it to our wives and say "Look honey!  These  are all the 
>>that I'm giving up to be with you!"  Maybe that would  help get XYL 
>>approval for
>>the relatively few most of us participate in.
>>BTW, such a calendar would make an excellent Christmas gift!
>>Paul, K5AF
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