[CQ-Contest] Makrothen - An Exercise In Frustration

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Sun Oct 13 06:04:05 EDT 2019

Like the Stew Perry, the Makrothen is a great idea that lacks critical 
mass, thanks to failure of its sponsor to promote it. 15 QSOs per hour 
from a very good station doesn't cut it!  I took a nap and got up at 
1:30 am to work JAs, and they were all working Oceania DX. I made 12 
QSOs in 90 minutes.

There was a saying among the great vaudeville comedians that when they 
showed up to perform at a venue and the audience was thin that "the must 
have snuck into town," meaning that the promoter who had hired them had 
failed to advertise (promote) the event. This is a large part of the 
problem with Makrothen. The failure extends to clubs like NCCC, of which 
I am a member.

73, Jim K9YC

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