[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess
w5ggw at cox.net
Mon Jun 27 17:19:31 PDT 2011
My club event is usually quite social, but, we use logging software that has the
name of the operator in it, and logs over the network. So, it's always visible,
who's working and who's not. I sat down on two different bands on two different
occasions for about 1.5 hours each, calling CQ using phone with W5OK. I worked
nearly 400 stations doing that, and if I wanted to put in more time, I could
have more than doubled that by going to other bands. I didn't use a keyer and I
didn't use head phones.
If you want to contest, and want people around you to learn to contest, field
day is a great time to go out and show people how to do 30 sec or less contacts.
If the experienced and capable operators hide in the comfort of the house and
work as a 1D, then field day will soon just be a contest from the house...
On 6/27/2011 6:34 PM, John Geiger wrote:
> I wish it was treated like a major contest by my local club-I might attend
> their FD setup then.
> 73s John AA5jG
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>> I know the ARRL says it is not a contest. but if you believe that I
>> have a lovely swamp in Arizona to sell you.
>> I know many clubs that it is a MAJOR contest for them and some it's the
>> onluy one they enter in.
>> Joe WB9SBD
>> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>> Idle Tyme
>> On 6/27/2011 1:21 PM, Nigel Gunn wrote:
>>> A bigger FD problem is that FD is advertised as a chance to demonstrate
>>> your emergency comms ability to Joe Public.
>>> FD is NOT a contest so why are points and bonuses involved at all?
>>> On 27/06/11 19:13, Bill Acito W1PA wrote:
>>>> I think we have to let go of the mantra that “any use of the bandwidth
>>>> is good use” with respect to “encouraging more satellite activity”.
>>>> Wasn’t that the original intent of the “100 point bonus” items? To
>>>> encourage specific activities – traffic handling, promotion, emergency
>>>> power, etc.
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