[CQ-Contest] Field Day thought ...

Ron D. Rossi rrossi at btv.ibm.com
Wed Jun 27 13:04:56 EDT 2001


The newbie freebie station idea sounds fine. We work with a similar attitude 
at W1MOO. However I find it nearly impossible to teach someone to run or work 
S&P properly WHILE trying to operate.

What we do is to use our public information tent to hold 'classes'. I have a 
speaker fed with audio from the 20m radio. The op is running with headphones 
and the monitor on. This way both sides of the QSO are heard. I sit down with 
a couple 'newbies' and we critique the operating style. I also have compiled 
and printed some of the gems culled from this reflector regarding how to work 
a pileup and why 'the last two' are not the best idea. This is a great 
environment for this, because we can freely discuss what is going on 1) 
without disturbing the operator 2) without disturbing the run!

I can post the pdf files to my web site if anyone is interested in them.

73 es God Bless de KK1L...ron (kk1l at arrl.net) <><
QTH: Jericho, Vermont
My page: http://www.qsl.net/kk1l

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