[CQ-Contest] SS suggestions for newbies and casual ops

k3ft at erols.com k3ft at erols.com
Sun Oct 13 10:12:13 EDT 2002


One thing that works for me (when I tire of the 'down and the bottom battle' AND has 
worked for new folks as well as casual types of 'want to see what's going on' is to
look for space UP ABOVE the din. 

I have found, personally, that on Sunday when folks are SEEKING contacts, they will  
search outside the normally prowled areas of the band where the hotbed of activity is. 
Have those folks go up above the prime area just a bit and try a few CQ's. They might 
have to be a bit diligent to find a spot.. but they are avaialble up the band. 20M MAYbe 
the exception to this at times as it's limited by spectrum and other activities that are 
on there..but if you are a big gun/middle gun looking for Q's/mults.. you will lookup 
above the normal spots to snag those Q's.

Plus being just above the fray will let them play without diving into the deep end of 
the pool.

Chuck K3FT

>From J. Allen" <jallen at internorth.com  Mon Oct 14 00:11:37 2002
From: J. Allen" <jallen at internorth.com (J. Allen)
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 23:11:37 -0000
Subject: [CQ-Contest] SS ain't broken... Let's make a new one again ;o)
Message-ID: <001b01c2730d$e5f08730$c5096cd8 at jallen>

I agree that SS is not broken and does not require the changes.  Leave what
we have as it is.

It has been done before, but I like the exercise of the group designing a
perfect contest.  Anything done in committee is almost always a laugh, with
the laughter directly proportional to the number of members in the
committee.  With this big of a group, it would be a real hoot!  ;o)

Remember that Tree has a good idea in Stew Perry (sp)... Make the distance
between stations a major factor in calculating the score.

The only change to SS I would like to see is not one that can be put in the
rules... Aim those darned antennas somewhere other than east and west and
give us northerners a break.




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