[TowerTalk] Wire Antennas Only For Field Day

Michael Clarson wv2zow at gmail.com
Sat Jul 8 14:17:16 EDT 2017

If Field Day were made a contest, it would stop all the posts (including
this one) about it not being a contest. --  73, Mike, WV2ZOW

On Jul 7, 2017 10:52 AM, "Ed Sawyer" <sawyered at earthlink.net> wrote:

The irony is that in Field Day, like in NAQP and ARRL SS, the rest of the
country that considers itself handicapped in DX contests, has a chance to
take the lead.  You would think that there would be an effort to make it a
fully sanctioned contest.  I would personally be in favor.

Its actually a lot of fun - with amazing rates - even from the East Coast -
for about 18 - 20 of the 24 hours.

Ed  N1UR


Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2017 10:07:47 -0400

From: "Mike Ryan" <mryan001 at tampabay.rr.com>

To: <towertalk at contesting.com>

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wire Antennas Only For Field Day

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Regulating field day antennas?  ...more like a microcosm of the "dumbing
down" of society. Where is the challenge? How and/or what do ops learn by
such a move? Soon MFJ would market an officially sanctioned Field Day
dipole, etc. Why not just pre-judge the logs and contacts DETERMINED by how
high the sanctioned dipole was strung, how many ops were reported to have
been using it, the bands they were reported to have been on, and the power
they were reported to have used?  Field Day in a can. Just add boredom and
stir.  I'll pass...  -Mike


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