Re: St Patrick's Day contest

Jim K5SP

Got home from hospital and read this thread. I am of the opinion that we should open it up, and help prospective members get their 50.


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From: Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...>
Date: 3/12/18 8:04 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [070Club] St Patrick's Day contest

i say open it up!!  the more the merrier/better, any way you look at it.

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

On Mar 12, 2018, at 6:43 PM, stan robinson <robinstan@...> wrote:

I echo Chris' comments. I had a long QSO with a local ham (N3SC) just getting active again and anxious to join the 070. I had to apologize that the big St. Paddy contest was members only and she would be lucky to get many QSOs toward her 50 required.

I vote to open it up.


From: <> on behalf of chris g7ogx <claninwood@...>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] St Patrick's Day contest
Matt, Over here it can be very lonely trying to take part in a closed test.  I have experience of that test and I have had people trying to join in and, “give me some points”.  To then say thanks but it is only for members is in my opinion too elitist and could be construed as unfriendly.  I cannot see the benefit of a closed test. Thanks for your work.  Chris G7OGX #827


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From: <> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 6:47:42 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] St Patrick's Day contest
2 points for members and 1 point for non-members has always worked for other groups.  (Maybe 3 pts fer YLs !)

Open it up as soon as possible for the word to get out. Don't wait a year.

Jerry  n9avy

From: bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] St Patrick's Day contest

Personally I would be happy for it to be open or closed>
Open it would be a good marketing tool for the club.
Anything we can do to encourage the use of PSK31 is only for the good.
I think that at this late stage of the game this year it would be best to leave it as it is and make the change in 2019.
If we are going to open it up, and require member numbers we will have to standardize the entry for non members_maybe 0000.
John KE4JB

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:14 PM, Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...> wrote:
Hey, y'all - I was just chatting with Bruce Horn of WA7BNM Contest Calendar/ fame about the ST Patrick's Day contest being a closed, member's only contest.

Why is it closed? Just because it always has been?  Would anybody have any objection to opening up the contest to the masses, unwashed or or not?

I'm in favor of the idea, but I'd like to hear any detractor's points of view as well. 

I didn't just want to "make it so" without some discussion and input from the members on the matter.  Please, let's discuss the pros and cons of making it a public contest.  


Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

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