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Announcing the Contesting Compendium

Pete Smith (N4ZR) on April 23, 2009
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The Contesting Compendium is up and running, at http://wiki.contesting.com . Our objective is to make this into a one-stop source for information on contesting, and to ensure that all the good stuff that is now scattered across the Internet doesn't succumb to the ravages of time, hard drive failures, or other accidents of history.

So now it's up to us. I want to start by emphasizing the "us" element. I`m committed to making this work, but it will fail unless it becomes a true community project. I'm going to suggest the broadest organizational outlines, but from that point forward it is up to you, contesters around the world, who have information to contribute. Don't feel that what you know or want to say is not of broad enough interest - there is room in the Compendium for articles that are as broad as “antenna design for contesting” and as narrow as “contesting in Iraq in 2005.”

We (KM3T, K5TR, K5ZD,N5KO and I) have created a start to a Table of Contents. It might best be described as a rough outline or starting point for ideas on content and structure. You should feel free to edit or add to the Table of Contents and also to add actual content. There is already some content linked from the table of contents.

Please check out the How to Read/Browse and How To Contribute pages, for the nuts and bolts. You'll need to create an account to join in, but we pledge that none of your data will be shared outside the Compendium team

Nothing is cast in concrete - if you want to suggest other ideas, edit away - everyone who signs up to become a contributor or editor and edit any page except those - typically articles from other sources reused in their entirety with permission of their authors - that are locked. My hope is that eventually we'll have hundreds of authors contributing material and keeping it up to date. If you don't want to edit other people's work, feel free to use the Discussion tab at the top of each page to give us your suggestions. And also please feel free to drop me a note if I can help you become a contributor.

73,

Pete Smith N4ZR

Managing Editor and Chief Compendium Lackey

Dave Pascoe, KM3T

George Fremin III, K5TR

Randy Thompson, K5ZD

Trey Garlough, N5KO


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Announcing the Contesting Compendium Reply
by wf5w on November 10, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
this may not be appropriate but just wanted to (hope) see all of you from h7V over the cqww/cw contest.
W5PF, K5WAF and Me (WF5W) will be at YN2N's shack for the contest.
I am bringing along the qrp rig (Ten Tec R40/30) and will be on the air before and after the test as YN2EA.

I think this will bring a lot of fun to the mix as I just don't do the rtty stuff.

thats it.

cal White WF5W
 
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