I loved that first one.
It was going to be my fav DX test.
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 7/12/2011 7:55 AM, James Cain wrote:
> To Bob, KQ2M -- That was a great exposition on the CQ WPX rules; very
> thoughtful. Thanks for writing it. It reminded me of why for a long time it
> was a contest that did not interest me.
> I am still waiting for someone to reveal what the *un* intended consequences
> were of increasing the WPX hours of operation from 30 to 36. I have no idea.
> I'm sure nobody remembers, or cares, but it was I who drafted the original
> rules for the IARU Radiosport Championship (as we called it) in early 1977.
> The Bicentennial Celebration in July 1976 had been such a huge success that
> it seemed like a good idea for ARRL/IARU to sponsor an annual, big, summer
> There were several active contesters at ARRL HQ at the time -- all of us in
> our 20s -- and, as I recall, after the Bicentennial Celebration we all agreed
> "that was very cool." And the Contest Advisory Committee in those days was
> more active, and visible, than they are now.
> I don't recall when HQ multipliers were added to the IARU HF mix; it was
> sometime after I was involved. I worked at ARRL HQ and was "contest editor"
> and CAC liaison during the Bicentennial and IARU RS days.
> Jim Cain, K1TN/9
> Northern Wisconsin
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