3rd Kids Contest(SquINT) This Sunday

John A. Ross, IV wb2k at ritz.mordor.com
Thu Jul 13 19:01:01 EDT 1995

>On 10 Jul 95 at 0:32, shaimes at sescva.esc.edu <shaimes at sescva.esc.edu> wrote:
>> Announcing: The 3rd SquINT Kids Contest. The response has
>> Log Submissions: This is the best part. There is no official
>> form or summary sheet. By all means you should submit a
>> printed log for each kid in your family but as far as the
>> summary sheet is concerned, Use the back of your QSL card
>> and print the total number of QSOs, total number of QSO
>> points(which should be double), the total number of
>> multipliers, and the final score.
>>                     # QSOs    QSO Pts.    Mults.    Score
>>                     =====================================
>>                       25       50          15        750
>> It's that simple! Send your logs and your QSL cards to:
>>                                    Stuart Haimes N2AUK
>>                                    11 Lever Place Plainview,
>>                                    New York 11803 USA
>We probably won't be on this time. This is so much more complicated than
>the last run. I much prefer: "Get on, make some Qs, post your log if you can
>read it afterwards, send in some money, get a certificate."
>D.R. Evans NQ0I / G4AMJ : devans at orion.colorado.edu
>                          al019 at freenet.hsc.colorado.edu

I have to agree....Why bother with all this scoring?? I much preferred the
"Get on-Have fun" apsect. The intent of this "contest" was supposed to be
an "everybody wins" event, not to get K1EA to add it to CT.

"Hey Erika! Want to get on Daddy's radio and talk to some other kids?"

Half the fun of being a parent is being jealous.
Their job is to have fun. Our job is to make sure they do.

73, John - WB2K

John A. Ross, IV  - WB2K / VE2TJA [Zone 2]  (wb2k at ritz.mordor.com)
Summit, New Jersey
Contest DXpedition Registry ---------> http://www.mordor.com/wb2k

>From oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills)  Thu Jul 13 19:36:33 1995
From: oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 13:36:33 -0500
Subject: 3rd Kids Contest(SquINT) This Sunday

	>This is so much more complicated than the last run. 
        >I much prefer: "Get on, make some Qs, post your log 
        >if you can read it afterwards, send in some money, 
        >get a certificate." [D.R. Evans NQ0I/G4AMJ]

Agreed, but I think (hope) that this is how everyone will treat
it again this time.  You can't throw a 3-yr old and a 13-yr old
into the same "contest" but you can throw them into the same
"operating event" where nobody wins or loses.

I'll be there with the same hired gun as last time, and I'm not 
even going to tell her about multipliers and scores, we're just 
going to meet up with a bunch of other kids and have fun.  We'll 
stop if and when she wants to and we'll ragchew if she wants to.

Hope you have all seen KO9Y's great write-up in the latest NCJ.
There's a photo of several of the kids, including the one who
did it with me - this kid is hot, notice that she stands up to
operate; none of this slouching "armchair copy" stuff.  Pow!

If you want to set goals, a reasonable one is for the Jr Ops to
make the same number of QSOs as their ages.   But don't tell 'em 
any rules, just let 'em talk.  

As I write, 5A1A is being spotted on 14200.  If they come up on
14275 on Sunday afternoon, the rules are changed... your score
is how many times you can work Libya in 2 hours.

Derek AA5BT, G3NMX
oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu

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