Re: ARRL Contest Update

Gary Hinson

Agreed.  That’s a happy medium (smiling into her crystal ball).



Gary  ZL2iFB


From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Joe WB9SBD
Sent: 05 March 2020 13:25
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] ARRL Contest Update


How about a Happy Medium,  I have been getting those e mail for a long time now, there are several of them with different topics.

Anyway,  why not post here the summary that is e mailed each time like this,


·         New HF Operators: Morse Runner for CQ WPX, ARRL International DX, BERU May Not Be For You; Wisconsin, Idaho, Oklahoma, QCWA QSO Parties

·         Bulletins

·         Contest Summary

·         News: Novice Rigs of Today, Changing the MorseRunner Call Sign Database, Sun Spots and Whales, Better Display of Microsoft Windows Apps

·         Word to the Wise: Low Tones (RTTY)

·         Sights and Sounds: Vintage Contesters, Keeping Gear Clean

·         Results: Preliminary February 2020 North American Sprint, JARTS WW RTTY, FT Roundup

·         Operating Tip: Know Multiplier Band Plans

·         Technical Topics and Information: 16 Channel SDR With Beam Steering, Cheap Rack Mounting

·         Conversation: While You Were Contesting

·         Contests

·         Log Due Dates

And then provide the link to the web page people can go to is any of those topics seem interesting,



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On 3/4/2020 6:13 PM, Gary Hinson wrote:

.... which brings us back to the start!
Discussing, and perhaps occasionally forwarding the newsletter here seems fair enough: those of us who already subscribe won't be annoyed.  Those who don't might be interested enough to subscribe can do so, or not - their choice.
Personally, I'd be happy to see other *contest-related* newsletters, press releases, blogs about contest techniques, announcements about contests coming up or results published etc. here, within reason i.e. on-topic and probably of interest to a majority of subscribers.  Perhaps best to give us a brief taster and URL for the original source , rather than the whole thing though.
It's like someone with a semi-rare prefix and likely mult dropping their call speculatively and tentatively into a pileup when the DX is asking for a different area.  Worth a try ... occasionally!
Gary  ZL2iFB
-----Original Message-----
From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Ria, N2RJ
Sent: 05 March 2020 12:43
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] ARRL Contest Update
Good point.
Also, many would be receiving two copies of the newsletter if it's dumped here.
IMO, it's best left as-is, as an opt-in and separate distribution.
Yes, some people will want to opt out.
On Wed, 4 Mar 2020 at 18:31, Stan K4SBZ <k4sbz.stan@...> wrote:
Didn’t mention cost. It’s not a factor.
But don’t you think that anyone who is interested in contesting and is a member of the ARRL would be aware of the ARRL Contesting newsletter? If not, they aren’t really active with either.
Stan, K4SBZ
"Real radio bounces off the sky."
On Mar 4, 2020, at 6:18 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
I would think that anyone who is in this group would already be subscribed.
+ That's not a valid assumption. There is no cost to subscribing this list to the newsletter, as Ria N2RJ suggested.
             Dave, AA6YQ


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