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

ku8e ku8e at ku8e.com
Mon Jun 28 07:11:51 EDT 2021

Field Day is what you want it to be. Some serious guys treat it as a contest and others as a social event for their local club.I went out with our local club which did 3A. There were about 30 people that came by over the weekend but there were probably just four of us ( all members of SECC) that I would even consider as being contesters. I think those that were contesters spent time a good amount of time mentoring those who weren't on how to operate. Only three of us were CW operators. K4BAI and I mostly manned that station. We had another guy who is a marginal CW operator that we mentored. That person had started to do the CWT's and his skills have greatly improved.  He still has some challenges using the logging program but John were there to help him. We had another who has done the CWT mentoring program but he didn't operate the CW station with us. Maybe next time?Jeff KU8E  - CW op @ W4CVYSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Stanley Zawrotny <k4sbz.stan at gmail.com> Date: 6/27/21  10:41 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: k9yc at arrl.net Cc: CQ-Contest at contesting.com Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] "please copy" - aarrggghhh! Jim,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> _______________________________________________> CQ-Contest mailing list> CQ-Contest at contesting.com> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest_______________________________________________CQ-Contest mailing listCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest

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