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Recently the RDXC committee reclassified P3F to high power from low power without publicly providing strong evidence that any infraction had occurred. They concluded was that the contestant was running HP on 80/40m but not full-time, just 10 minutes here and there without any convincing evidence. It appears they used the RBN as their source of information. Should the RXDC contest have to publicly provide convincing evidence before reclassifying a station from LP to HP?

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Randy, K5ZD, wrote a sidebar titled " Convergence and Change" in the 2015 CQWW CW printed results in CQ magazine. He wrote that the "convergence of personal computers, Internet access, DX clusters, and CW Skimmer have changed the nature of CW contesting". He goes to say that it is "more difficult to police the line between the single operator working alone and those who are using the assistance of DX spotting." In light of this convergence and change is it time to recombine SO and SOA into a single category?

What's your primary Software for HF Contests ? ( no VHF/UHF ! )

Are you ready the this year's winter contest season

What ways have you found to be effective to attract newcomers to our hobby?

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What ways have you found to be effective to attract newcomers to our hobby?
  Posted: Apr 28, 2015   (20 votes, 4 comments) by VE5ZX

  See my answer in the comment section below
  Don't know
  Don't care
    (20 votes, 4 comments)
Survey Results
See my answer in the comment section below 50% (10)
Don't know 40% (8)
Don't care 10% (2)

Survey Comments
Attract newcomers
1. Get them to 3Party QSO on a local repeater with somebody nice and willing to waste a few minutes and actually has a personality.
2. Set up an HF rig and contact somebody in another state, then have the newcomer 3Party to the distant ham. Once they do this, they're usually hooked, and the questions come: how long did it take to learn this? what do I need to do to get a license?

Posted by KN0JI on July 17, 2015

What ways have you found to be effective to attract newcomers to our hobby?
I talk about the subject to people I think have an ability with computers or electronics and explain the wonders of our chosen pastime and get them interested in attempting the exam(s).

Posted by EI4GOB on June 20, 2015

N3FJP's software - I don't care about rig control because I generally operate mobile/portable and don't have any towers or rotators. N3FJP's software includes individual, custom-created logs for most major contests and generic contest loggers for other uses. They're simple, easy to use, intuitive to configure, and quick! I shelled out the coin for the entire package before I even used up the trial offer on the first one!

Posted by VE3KGC on May 9, 2015

I show off my gear and invite non-hams to try it out (under supervision). A lot of today's young people are astounded by the capabilities and modern aspects of the hobby; their vision of ham was some ancient veteran hunched in front of an archaic boat anchor of equipment.

Posted by VE3KGC on May 9, 2015

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