[CQ-Contest] Disturbing...very disturbing...

Kenneth E. Harker kharker at cs.utexas.edu
Mon Nov 26 13:01:16 EST 2001

On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 09:07:12AM -0500, Paul Womble wrote:
> No contesting forum at a hamfest?  Offer to do it.
> Getting ANY forum speakers can be a challenge.  I'm sure that the forum
> chairman would love to hear from volunteers!

The Central Texas DX and Contest Club (CTDXCC) has basically adopted our 
local "convention-style" hamfest, Austin Summerfest, which is organized 
by the Austin Amateur Radio Club, a general interest club.  Some years, 
we get out-of-town guest speakers (DXpedition members, contesters like N5TJ) 
and some years our own members present material.  Some years, we show a 
DXpedition video as part of the forum.

The other big hamfests in the area don't have forums or speakers.

If every DX or contest club would "adopt" their local ham radio convention
hamfest, it would be a good thing.

Kenneth E. Harker      "Vox Clamantis in Deserto"      kharker at cs.utexas.edu
University of Texas at Austin                   Amateur Radio Callsign: WM5R
Department of the Computer Sciences      VP, Central Texas DX & Contest Club
Taylor Hall TAY 2.124                         Maintainer of Linux on Laptops
Austin, TX 78712-1188 USA            http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/kharker/

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