[CQ-Contest] Aging ranks. (was WPX Rumination)

Bill Fisher, W4AN w4an at contesting.com
Tue Jun 1 23:49:49 EDT 1999

>We're not going to encourage 
>younger hams to contest if the contests are during traditional 
>family-oriented holiday weekends. 

The CQWW CW & WPX CW contest dates have nothing to do with the aging
contest ranks and changing the dates will do nothing to attract younger

Suggestions on how to do so...

- Host a multi-op and invite newbies.  I owe everything to K4VX for having
me.  I'll never do enough to equal his generosity.

- Write an article.  NCJ, CQ-Contest, Contesting Online, local club.  They
are all mediums for expressing yourself.  Write a motivational piece.

- Help your club.  Be an activities director.  Has anyone noticed what K1ZM
did for the YCCC this past year?  As I hear it, he has single handedly
brought the YCCC back as the winning club in the DX contests by beating on
doors and getting people on the air.  

- Sponsor a plaque.

- Be a volunteer (log checker, certificates, etc).

My point?     ******* DO SOMETHING !!! *******   



Bill Fisher, W4AN (EX KM9P)

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