[CQ-Contest] Field day no-coders?

Paul E. Knupke, Jr. pk at ij.net
Fri Jun 2 10:27:42 EDT 2000

> There's little room for debate about what the rules say.  I do think
> that they should be changed, in light of the recent restructuring, add
> no-coders to be eligible to operate this station.

It is quite clear but our local multi-club field day dropped doing a
novice/tech+ station this year because we can't find any novice or tech+
operators now that restructuring has taken place.   Now we know they are out
there but they are not active hams.

If you look at the Novice/Tech+ station rules as applied to Canadian station
it says something like "operated and setup by hams licensed less than one

So replace the Novice/Tech+ station with a "New Ham Station" where all
activities would take place by hams licensed less than one year.

If you think its going to be hard to find novice and tech+ operators this
year, its only going to get worse.   Practically every Tech+ I know has
upgraded by now to General and many to Extra even.   The only Novice I ever
talk to on the air once in a great while is one of the members of our local
club who uses our 220 repeater and he last told me he's going to upgrade to


Paul E. Knupke, Jr.
pk at ij.net
Largo, FL  ICQ# 605259
Amateur Radio: KR4YL
ASM WCF Section
KR4YL/R 442.150 (103.5)
Clearwater, FL

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