[CQ-Contest] What is Multi to you?

Joe nss at mwt.net
Mon May 15 19:15:02 EDT 2017

Look at the 1976 results.
I was in it against my buddy, WN9SBC, I blew up my DX-35, and never sent 
in my log. But look at the scores!
411 contacts, 64 mults etc.
And as you said CW ONLY and bla bla bla, Look at this years results, it 
makes me sick!

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
On 5/15/2017 11:52 AM, Zack Widup wrote:
> I don't remember things as well as I used to, but I believe I was in
> that contest when I was a Novice and made maybe 125 QSO's. I think it
> was a week long. You got on whenever you wanted to during that week.
> At the time, Novices were limited to 75 watts DC INPUT power for their
> transmitters and were rockbound in small CW segments on 80, 40 and 15
> meters. So you called CQ and tuned through the whole Novice segment of
> that band for replies.
> 73, Zack W9SZ
> On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 4:55 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
>> On 5/12/2017 8:27 AM, Gerry Hull wrote:
>>> Great ideas, Stan.
>>> The Rookie overlay is a great motivator.   Young/New contest ops don't
>>> need
>>> "baby" contests where there's no real competition or participation.  They
>>> want to be real competitors in real events.   Overlays give them something
>>> to shoot for as they grow in skill.
>>> 73, Gerry W1VE
>> I beg to differ,
>> How many here remember the old Novice Roundup!?
>> Not the Crap Rookie Roundup, that exists now. But the Old Novice Roundup?
>> That was an awesome contest, and the way it was laid out everyone had the
>> chance to get the full allotted operating time in too.  To win in that one
>> you fought in your own state against at least a dozen others in your own
>> state, that bothered to even send in a log. And to win in your state ya had
>> to make 400+ contacts too.
>> The new newbie contest abomination, "Rookie Roundup" is soo ill concieved,
>> that no one even wants to play in it!
>> Even in the SSB mode,  there are a dozen states that if you made just 1
>> contact and sent in your log you had 1st place in your state! You are the
>> ONLY entry in your state!
>> They should have brought the Novice Roundup back exactly the same as it was
>> before but now add the new modes that they can do. And work everyone on
>> every mode and band too. to encourage multi mode operating and bands too.
>> ALSO like before allow non Novices to play in the contest, and as before
>> where they can ONLY work novices, BUT......  give them a class in the
>> contest too where they are competing against all the other Non Novices too!
>> So they also have a dog in this race too.
>> Now that would be fun!
>> Joe WB9SBD
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