[CQ-Contest] Beginner Flyer

Steve Lott lottsphoto at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 12:15:23 EDT 2015

Stan K5GO

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My Ham Radio Friends

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 7:13 AM, Stan Stockton <wa5rtg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Joe,
> Amateur radio can be a pass time like playing solitaire on a computer.  It
> can be a hobby like building a model airplane....or it can be a game like
> any sport or activity that may involve more than one player.  While some
> may play games just for the fun of it or to get some exercise, most people
> keep score and compare to others - golf, bowling, volleyball, monopoly,
> football, basketball, baseball, bridge, etc. The list goes on forever and
> in every case you are trying to beat someone or everyone.
> Contests are similar to any other activity in which most people keep
> score.  You may try to beat your own previous performance, beat someone in
> your area or compete for the top ten or overall win.  You choose your level
> of competition and make it just within reach on a good day.  Wanting to do
> your best, in addition to improving your operator skills, you can also have
> fun doing what you can to make your station as efficient as possible and
> see the results of your work.  This is an area where amateur radio is
> unlike many of the other sports.  You can buy a new bowling ball or a new
> deck of cards or a new set of clubs, but for the most part there is little
> improvement that can come as a result of better infrastructure.  Better
> infrastructure coupled with improved skills makes a huge difference in
> results and is quite rewarding in sense of accomplishment.
> If someone has any interest in counting countries, states, counties, etc,
> they will want to operate contests to build those numbers.  As for the
> underlying purpose of amateur radio, observe the non contest operator at FD
> passing traffic versus a top notch contester and evaluate what the
> difference would be in case of an emergency.
> 73...Stan, K5GO
> > On Jun 17, 2015, at 4:23 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> >
> > I'm putting together a flyer that we can give out at club meetings,
> Field Day, any amateur event. It is to help try to get more people into
> contesting.
> >
> > So I'm looking for ideas as to why someone should do contests.
> >
> > Anyone?
> >
> > Joe WB9SBD
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