Re: PODXS Club At The Beginning


The good old days...
I remember one particular award that Charlie, K8IJ and I came up with. similar to WTW, but many times bigger. I asked a few members what they thought, and one particular fellow in TX, replied to me, "Good Lord...."
It never got off the ground.
Another time, the scoring was to be: # of QSO's, per band X ur S-P-C total, per band X the sum of the 070 Member #'s that you worked. Funny, Jay asked me "what was I thinking"? I replied that it would be the only way that Mark, N8MNI, could get 1M points in a single event. Steve, didn't you assist with the fine print on that one also??
Anyway, it was declined too.
All we really needed was more 24 or 48 hour open weekends.
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via <melachri@...>
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Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

We did have new member contests at various 100-member boundaries, but "The Great Race" was the last (at least for a long while). IIRC, the rules were set up that the contest would continue until someone got enough points, instead of ending at a pre-determined time. We just didn't realize that it would take many days (I forget how many, but it was close to a week) for someone to get there.

That experience ended the new member contests.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

Milt, I saw you last evening of 40, but just could not get a qso in with you. 
I am hoping that Steve chimes in, and says he has more of a history than that brief summary that we can place in the Club History Page.
Back when we surpassed 500 members, we had the great race, with everyone trying to get 500 points and win.  Contacts with #500 counted extra.   I don't remember any such membership number contests since then, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any.
I would like to see them start up again, but, until we get the broken software fixed, it is an extra workload on David K9DWR to create a new scorer to keep up with it.
Jim K5SP
On 11/16/2020 3:03 PM, N6MG - Milt. via wrote:
That's a brief summary. I remember it as a few pages long.
Back in the day, when I was Contest Manager, and did all of the contest logs by hand, we had "New Member Jamboree's" every 100 new members. 
It was time for maybe 1000 (?). I couldn't find an open 24 hour slot, much less a 48 hour slot.
That's when our 80m Sprint became the "Jay Hudak 80m Sprint", in honor of Jay, 070-001.  

-----Original Message-----
From: David, K9DWR <david@...>
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] PODXS Club At The Beginning

* Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> [2020-11-16 13:26]:
> I thought we had a history file, but I cant seem to fine it. Steve W3HF was
> one of the originals, and most likely has all the information.

It's under the membership FAQ

David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255

Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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