[SCCC] Would SCCC like to sponsor an alternative contest to Field Day?

Jess Guaderrama w6len at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 24 22:34:16 EDT 2020

I like the idea, but whatever you come up with, please make the exchange short and sweet and WITHOUT a QSO serial number. I have always hated contests that require a serial number. 

73's Jess W6LEN

    On Friday, April 24, 2020, 06:08:36 PM PDT, Paul Gordon N6LL <n6ll at pacbell.net> wrote:  
 Hi Tim,

I've been pondering the FD issue, too.

We, the W6KA (Pasadena) leadership, have more or less resigned ourselves 
to the idea that it will be inappropriate for us to gather in person for 
FD. Instead we will encourage each member to be safer-at-home making 
valid FD exchanges using their own calls.Participation in our event will 
NOT require following all of ARRL's rules - just enough so the contacts 
make sense. We will encourage entries or check logs as appropriate.

Marty's success getting ARES and ACS members to participate in the 
recent 70 cm Sprint gives me hope thatVHF can reclaim its respect in FD. 
[We used to get about the same scores from the cw station, the ssb 
station, and the vhf station.]

I hope attractive advertising, frivolous prizes, and peer pressure will 
encourage participation.

Perhaps the club will accept my proposal to call our event HAPPY Field 
Day, the *H*ouse *A*rrest *P*arty, *P*ortable in the *Y*ard.

Also just thinking out loud here, but looking to be a little silly.


On 4/23/2020 10:24 PM, Tim Goeppinger wrote:
> Seems to me that Field Day is going to be a big flop this year, with the ARRL not bending on the rules.    How can we turn around this situation so that some fun operating event could be done here locally, while preserving the outdoor aspect of FD and the FD exchange.  How about some competition between clubs?  Think of alternative scoring systems, like the percentage of a club roster that gets on the air to make contacts?  Some kind of event to get new Technicians to take their handhelds to the nearest hilltop to make some simplex QSOs?
> Just thinking out loud here.
> 73,
> Tim N6GP
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