[CQ-Contest] WW Committee feared that some of the non-assisted hotshots w...

Ktfrog007 at aol.com Ktfrog007 at aol.com
Thu Oct 24 15:20:49 EDT 2013

About 1960.  I got a keyer sometime about 1962.  Of course,  telephone and 
mail go back way before that, but only telephone was useful for  immediate 
info for contesting or DX on the air at the moment.  DX  newsletters came in 
the mail every two weeks or so.  You could make skeds  by mail or telephone 
but that wasn't too useful for the guys in  Antarctica.
Phone patches were useful and sometimes the only practical way to  
communicate with far flung QTHs.
Why don't we just try this Classic category and see how it works out?   I'm 
sure, by the Law of Unintended Consequences, there will be some  surprises 
and I'm sure the CQ folks will make changes as necessary, but be  patient.  
The contest hasn't even happened yet.
Ken, AB1J
In a message dated 2013-10-24 18:09:15 Coordinated Universal Time,  
w0mu at w0mu.com writes:

What was  the exact time where it was just a operator and a radio?  1940, 
1950,  1960?  Was that before keyers, paddles, voice recorders, computer  
logging, 2m spotting nets, telephones to call and make scheds, the mail  

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