[CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest
rtnmi at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 13 06:50:36 PST 2010
It is true most people have a computer at home, but I run into many and hear
many who do not know more than to use internet explorer or yahoo mail.
The computers are there, but what about the proficiency, my experience is
that it is lacking sorely.
Also, let's think of disabled persons who may not be able to see or
manipulate the computer appropriately.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of John Geiger
> Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 11:26 PM
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com; Charlie Gallo
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest
> But why force someone to have a computer if they want to play radio
> contesting? The rules more or less say, if you don't have a computer,
> we don't want you in our rookie contest.
> 73s John AA5JG-who still logs on paper for non-contest QSOs
> --- On Fri, 2/12/10, Charlie Gallo <Charlie at TheGallos.com> wrote:
> > From: Charlie Gallo <Charlie at TheGallos.com>
> > Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest
> > To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> > Date: Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:24 PM
> > On 2/12/2010 Doug Smith wrote:
> > > The target audience
> > > of this contest is far less likely to have a computer
> > in their shack.
> > You really think so? It's 2010. It's estimated
> > that 78+ percent of US Households had a computer in 2007
> > I'd bet that in ham radio (lets face it, Ham Radio is
> > discretionary spending), the number approaches 100%, except
> > for a few old diehards who LIKE manual logging
> > Now, broadband connections are another matter, as there are
> > places where they are just NOT available (I have a friend
> > who is waiting for the next leg of cable TV to be put in ,
> > as it has only reached as far as next door. He doesn't
> > want the TV, he wants broadband)
> > I personally think 10 minutes is a BIT tight, for the
> > simple matter if you are stuck on dialup, it might be an
> > issue, but I could easily see 30 minutes
> > --
> > 73 de KG2V
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