I think the under 30 category and awards is fine. In fact, when the ARRL
offered up plaques for the higest score for a single op under 18, I won it
three times in 1990 and 1991. I've got the plaques somewhere in my home.
I wonder if we should increase the age to 30 - or 25 at the minumum.
I'll sponsor one for CQWW DX - CW. Anyone want to step up to the plate for
CQWW DX Phone, and the two ARRL DX tests?
73 Rich NN3W
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Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 6:07 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contesting Extinction
> Some very interesting and meaningful posts on this. The key point coming
> through to me is young costester encouragement and deed restricted
> challenges. This reflector has talked a lot about more categories. It sure
> would seem that 2 categories that SHOULD be added for the long term health of
> contesting is a YOUNG CONTESTER class (I would propose age 30 and under) and
> a DEED RESTRICTED class (I would propose that you have to agree as you submit
> that you are legally deed restricted on antennas and you have to include your
> antennas described in the soapbox section).
> Such categories should be added to the ARRL general classifications for HF
> contests and to the CQ WW contests. I can think of no better add to HF
> Contesting that has happened in the 10 years that I have been back in it.
> So, how do we do this? Some people need to STEP UP TO THE TABLE. I will
> lead the effort if people are interested. My thought is to create a steering
> committee of about half a dozen contesters who could participate in a virtual
> roundtable and emerge with a draft wording of the category. Then post the
> wordings in this forum and other contesting clubs etc. Get a tsunami of
> support through the contesting.com survey and emails supporting, and submit
> the changes along with the support to the major sponsoring efforts.
> If someone else wants to lead the effort, please do so. I will be happy to
> join them. By the way, I would like first dibs on sponsoring the ARRL DX
> plaques for YOUNG CONTESTER. Anyone else interested in stepping up to a
> So who's interested in joining me?
> Ed N1UR firstname.lastname@example.org
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