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Subject: K8MR CW Sprint
From: k8mr@barf80.nshore.org (Jim Stahl)
Date: Sun, 09 Feb 97 17:01:15 EST
K8MR CW NA Sprint  -  100 Watts  -  Ohio
     80M        7 / 6  =   42 points        Time:  0:05
With declining interest in the sprint resulting from most of the
last zillion sprints where the bands are open to nowhere closer
than W5 (including last weekend's phone sprint) I spent most of the
evening at a church progressive dinner. My wife was on the
committee that organized it, so I sort of had to be there anyway. 
I got home in time for the last 5 minutes.  Even this short
appearance had its own interesting twist:  the only state I worked
twice was the often missed Delaware!
A couple of years ago I made the suggestion on the reflector that
it might be a good idea to run the sprints (or at least some of
them) on Sunday evening local time.  My reasoning was that there
are many more social conflicts on Saturday evenings than on Sunday
evenings, and many contesters who don't want to waste family good
will on a Saturday night sprint would be willing and able to
operate on Sunday evening.
There were more positive than negative comments, but if the idea
was ever seriously considered by the Sprint editors, nothing was
With a new CW Sprint editor taking over, perhaps this is an
appropriate time to revisit this idea?  
Jim Stahl  K8MR    k8mr@barf80.nshore.org   

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