Tommy Phone tholmes at woh.rr.com
Fri Mar 11 18:22:21 EST 2016

Seems to me that the if the ARRL was getting log submissions then would more interest on their part. If WE aren't sending in the logs, their data is going to indicate a lack of interest. Blaming the League for that seems a little myopic. 

From Tom Holmes, N8ZM

> On Mar 11, 2016, at 12:18 PM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm at calmesapartners.com> wrote:
> I'll make one more set of comment on this (unless specifically addressed)
> then let it evolve or die on it's own, since I have not really been a
> supporter of the UHF test in the past due to lack of equipment or lack of
> local participation.  I simply feel this is another example of a wider loss
> of interest to contesting in general by the ARRL.
> Why take the easy way out and simply cancel the contest ?  Those who DO
> participate probably feel disenfranchised.  Is someone at the ARRL looking
> for a way to cut out staff hours ?  How much staff commitment goes into the
> contest anyway ?  Let it go ahead while alternatives are discussed.
> Who makes up the "Contest Revitalization Committee" ?  This decision
> couldn't have been that widely know if the ARRL's own VHF/UHF column writer
> didn't know about it.
> You want to have the UHF contest in the Spring ?  When there is less
> troposcatter ?  There are a whole series of VHF/UHF contests in the Spring
> already - the non-ARRL Spring Sprints.  Ask those who participate about
> conditions on 222 and above during that time.  "Hottest time of the year" ?
> - please...
> Keith J Morehouse
> Managing Partner
> Calmesa Partners G.P.
> Olathe, CO
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:03 AM, Kermit Carlson via VHFcontesting <
> vhfcontesting at contesting.com> wrote:
>> Hello Tom;
>>           Please note the full text of the article released this
>> morning.This has been as the result of many hours of discussion and it
>> isjust the beginning of the process.  Please feel free to distribute thisas
>> widely as possible.
>>                        73, Kermit Carlson
>> W9XA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>03/11/2016 The ARRL August UHF Contest for
>> 2016 has been cancelled, while the ARRL VHF Contest Revitalization
>> Committee considers alternatives.
>> The Contest Revitalization Committee fielded dozens of comments from
>> members concerning possible changes to this annual UHF operating event,
>> traditionally held on the first weekend of August each year. Many
>> commenters expressed dissatisfaction with the timing of the contest,
>> occurring as it does at the hottest time of the year, and that it was too
>> close on the calendar to other VHF/UHF events.
>> In response to this member input, the Contest Revitalization Committee
>> recommended to the Programs

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