[CQ-Contest] FD observations and suggestion

Thu Jun 29 19:22:58 EDT 2006

I think the attraction of Field is there is something for everyone. 
Invitation only clubs are fine but so are wide open clubs. I saw an 
invitation from a club where smoking, drinking, drugs, etc were not 
permitted and that's fine to. I've been a 'hired-gun' at a Field Day site 
and have run another. Field day is a time for hams to get together and be 
hams for a day. Then just for added fun there is a non-contest contest going 
on. The ARRL has done a good job with the Field Day rules. If I were asked 
to make a recommendation it would be to limit 'D' stations to one 
Participate in Field Day in whatever manner is comfortable for you but 
please don't criticize another ham for participating the way he feels 
comfortable for him/her.
Please copy.....Best 73

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: n4gi at tampabay.rr.com
  To: cq-contest at contesting.com
  Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 14:22
  Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] FD observations and suggestion

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Kelly Taylor <ve4xt at mts.net>

  > I can't help but think that maybe it's just us who sees FD as an
  > opportunity
  > for some serious contesting.

  Where I am, I think several of the local clubs frown upon "corntester"
  field day attendance.  Some have resorted to doing "secret field day"
  where the final location is only released to "invitees" on the day of
  the event!  Good way to thwart contesters??  There are still some good
  groups, you just have to find them.

  Blake N4GI

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