[CQ-Contest] Field day no-coders?

Roland A. Anders anders at erols.com
Fri Jun 2 08:51:34 EDT 2000

I suspect Bob is correct about the future. The FD rules have long made an
allowance for canadians FD'ers, where there are no novice or tech plus licenses.
For VE's, the novice/tech station is to be staffed by hams who have been licensed
less than 6 months.

W2CE at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 6/1/00 12:53:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time, n5nj at gte.net
> writes:
> > I believe the intent here is that these Novice & Tech types actually do the
> > operating - not the experienced Extras etc. that could do much better than
> > those who might abide by the rule.
> With the novice license disappearing following the recent restructuring it
> will become semiextinct in a few years. Novices will soon find their way to
> the General and beyond. The Tech Plus is even closer to the same goal.
> What we really need to do is get the Tech no-coder introduced to CW and HF so
> that they too make the effort.Allowing participation at the novice / tech
> station is a good start.
> Maybe rather than a novice / tech station as an extra no charge transmitter
> we should make that same free transmitter a "new licensee station" which can
> include any operators licensed within the last year. All these people are
> inexperienced.
> With CW now only at 5 wpm I suspect those really interested are going to
> upgrade to at least General within their first year. There is no longer a
> training period for one to learn CW. Once you pass the test you can grab any
> glass by a quick study book memotization session.
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>   73, Bob Reed W2CE
>   W2CE at aol.com    W2CE at juno.com    W2CE at arrl.net
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