[CQ-Contest] "please copy" - aarrggghhh!

Stanley Zawrotny k4sbz.stan at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 21:53:38 EDT 2021


I respectfully disagree about FD being a contest. This has been discussed thoroughly in many forums. In a contest there are winners. There are no winners declared in FD, just high scores. There are no awards or even certificates. You can receive points for non-radio activities. 

FD is a public display of amateur radio and its capabilities. Scores are kept so that comparisons can be made of how well each group has accomplished that.

Stan, K4SBZ

"Real radio bounces off the sky."

> On Jun 27, 2021, at 6:26 PM, Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com> wrote:
> On 6/27/2021 6:32 AM, Charles Gallo wrote:
>> it is not a real contest
> That's been ARRL's big lie for decades. But it IS a contest, and probably the most important one to hams, because it's usually their first exposure, where they learn either good or bad habits. And for some, like most of us, it was the gateway drug!
> I'm quite lucky -- not only was the club in the town where I grew up very nurturing to new hams, but also because it included at least one good contester who trained me right!
> 73, Jim K9YC
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