You're forgetting a few things, so just to help fill out the checklist:
1. Pick a contest date
2. Start a website.
3. Spend a year or two chasing circular arguments about what the rules
4. Begin an email campaign to generate interest
5. Organize a slate of volunteers with unlimited travel budgets to check
logs, visit stations, cross-reference logs with SDR recordings, write the
contest results article, tabulate the Top 10 and multiple regional boxes,
6. Line up sponsors to pay for plaques and for buying space in a magazine to
publish the results (since you probably don't own a magazine).
7. Put on your flame-proof underwear for the inevitible whinging about how
badly you screwed up the rules.
I think that covers it, yes?
On 5/28/15 8:24 AM, "Ed Sawyer" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Guys - Can we finish with this annually recurring topic and do something
> about it? Find a weekend in April or September, establish your dream
> contest rules, tell everyone to be there, set up a website, and see how it
> goes for a couple years. It should be amazingly popular with contesters
> west of the Mississippi in the US, all of Oceana, Deep Asia, and South
> America. The rest of US and EU I am sure will join in as usual. Count me
> in as well.
> If you insist on a contest that is existing be changed to try it, I would
> suggest the major contest with the absolute worst growth rate and
> demographics currently operating, ARRL Sweepstakes. Or, if it needs to be a
> DX contest, probably IARU RadioSport is the hind dog in the pack fro growth.
> All other majors are growing quite nicely as is.
> Ed N1UR
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