[CQ-Contest] Bard on contesting

Rick Tavan rick at tavan.com
Sat Apr 1 00:22:31 EDT 2023

To Bard: Write a poem about amateur radio in the style of e.e.cummings
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*From Bard*

*Amateur Radio*

i carry your voice

on my lips

like a song

i speak your name

into the air

and hear you answer

from across the world

we are connected

by waves of sound

a bond

that cannot be broken

we are amateur radio operators

a community of people

who share a passion

for communication

we are the keepers

of a dying art

but we will not let it die

we will keep the dream alive

of a world

where everyone can connect

with everyone else

through the magic of radio

we are the voice of the people

the voice of the world

we are amateur radio operators

and we will never be silenced.

On Tue, Mar 28, 2023 at 7:27 AM Stanley Zawrotny <k4sbz.stan at gmail.com>

> Very interesting, Brian. I will have to look into it more closely. It
> clearly does more than just summarize a Google search.
> Stan, K4SBZ
> "Real radio bounces off the sky."
> > On Mar 27, 2023, at 10:47 PM, Brian Moran via CQ-Contest <
> cq-contest at contesting.com> wrote:
> >
> > Stan, K4SBZ wrote:" The source of that information is text written by a
> person."
> > I think it's a little more complicated than that, Stan. Sure, "text
> written by a person" in the sense that words were written by a person...
> but the model was able to re-conceptualize the human-produced information
> to provide a response to a new query in new sentences and words combined in
> a way that addressed the question at that time and place.
> >
> > I'm not sure anyone else has written a poem, specifically about you, and
> radio contesting. But I asked ChatGPT to do it:prompt: "Please write a poem
> about an amateur radio operator named Stan who likes to participate in
> amateur Radio contests on weekends"
> > response:
> > "Stan, with his headphones onSits by his radio, all day long
> > A signal crackles through the air
> > And he responds without a care
> >
> > His hobby is amateur radio
> > Participating in contests, his favorite show
> > He tunes his gear, with skillful ease
> > And joins the crowd, as he aims to please
> >
> > On weekends, he stays home
> > Adjusting dials, all on his own
> > His antenna pointed to the sky
> > As he waits for signals to fly by
> >
> > He logs his contacts one by one
> > Excitement building with each one done
> > He loves the thrill of competition
> > As he aims for a winning position
> >
> > Stan's passion for amateur radio
> > Is something that will always flow
> > Through the airwaves, he'll always be
> > A true enthusiast, proud and free"
> > Maybe a limerick? "Write a limerick about Stan, K4SBZ, who likes to use
> CW to make amateur radio contacts"
> > "There once was a man named StanWho loved to use CW as his planWith his
> keyer in handAnd his call sign K4SBZ brandHe made contacts across the land!"
> >
> > (not as spicy as other limericks, perhaps) It did figure out that K4SBZ
> was a callsign, keyers are needed for CW...
> > I asked the December version of ChatGPT a bunch of amateur radio related
> questions back in December. The part of choosing it's own callsign was
> really interesting to me at least.
> http://www.arrl.org/contest-update-issues?issue=2022-12-07#_871514213703202Conversation
> > -Brian N9ADG
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Rick Tavan
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