[SCCC] New Article on Website

Andre Hansen andre.k6ah at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 14:47:52 EST 2014

VHF/UHF Contesting is another great intro for them.  Thanks Marty!

Andre, K6AH

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Glenn Rattmann <k6na at cts.com> wrote:

> Wow!  Marty, you hit this out of the park.  Thanks for writing it, and
> Jim-- thanks for posting!
> If any of us know of some potential Technician Class candidates for this,
> we should strike while the iron (I mean Ten Meters) is hot!  Give them a
> demo... Get them started working stations on this band, and they will be
> hooked.
> 73, Glenn K6NA
> At 09:38 AM 2/27/2014, you wrote:
>> Why Public Service-Oriented Hams Should Participate in Contests - N6VI
>> Below is the preamble that Marty asked to be sent along with this
>> announcement:
>> 73 Jim, AF6O
>> /New Blood: Getting "Emcomm" Hams to Try Contesting/
>> //
>> /Along with the general concern over the graying of Amateur Radio, many
>> contesters see the contact pool aging and eventually dwindling.  Even
>> though total licensing in the U.S. has risen, roughly half of all U.S. Hams
>> today are Technician-class licensees who may never be exposed to contesting
>> unless contesters get them interested.   We can do ourselves some good
>> while helping our recruits become more skilled operators if we practice
>> some outreach.  To that end, I have prepared the accompanying article, and
>> I encourage you to share it with local "emcomm" groups and individuals.
>>  Many of you have done a great job of bringing in newcomers by providing
>> guest-op chairs at your contest stations or by coaching GOTA operators at
>> your local Field Day.  Here's one way to cast the net a bit wider. /
>> //
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