[CQ-Contest] More sprints

Tom Horton k5iid at ntelos.net
Tue Feb 10 01:46:22 EST 2004

Kelly is absolutely right!
  After the PA QSO party, someone suggested
that there should be a contest for the Mid-Atlantic states.
  This past month the rules for the Mid-Atlantic QSO Party were
released. New contest from the floor up in just a little over 3 months from 
start to finish...ALL DONE BY E-MAIL!
  There are around 10 -12 plaques to be given away, and they are all already
sponsored and people are clamoring for to sponsor...well, maybe not clamoring,
but there are people waiting in the wings if more do come up.
  It can be done and it really isn't very difficult if the folks are 
willing to do the work,make suggestions, and take criticism as well.
  I am only sorry that I will be living out of the Mid-Atlantic states when 
the inaugural
event kicks off in May.
73, Tom K5IID

At 23:58 02/09/04, Kelly Taylor wrote:
>Hi all,
>Not to put too fine a point on it, but all anyone needs to do to get more
>sprints going is agree to organize it...
>I'd love the idea. Don't have the time myself, but it seems to me that
>organizing this would require:
>Arranging for log checking. Perhaps the commissioners of the existing
>contests (k4ma - ssb, n6tr - cw) could offer suggestions, or if it's not
>proprietary or otherwise a sensitive issue, make available the software.
>Choosing dates. (Could be tricky, though as someone has suggested, it
>doesn't necessarily have to be a Saturday night.)
>Advertising: posts to this reflector, placement in QST and CQ contest
>columns and NCJ and, possibly, e-mails to entrants to the last sprints, if
>Establishing an electronic log submission system, likely just an e-mail
>address (could even use a personal one, for that matter).
>As for rules, I'd just go with what's already in place for the existing
>Sprints. Doubt the organizers would mind. We could even name the new sprints
>as they come up in memory of a SK, to honor a noted contester or some other
>If three or more supporters for this idea got together, the workload could
>be split up.
>There's certainly nothing stopping anyone who wants one from organizing
>their own.
>73, kelly
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