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2019 School Roundup results? Nov 5th 2020, 15:08 3 439 on 6/11/20

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Computer keeps switching to "logged out" on ARRL website KR2F on 21/3/21
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Mark AI4BJ
Ideas wanted! wo5wo on 9/3/21
Hi Daniel,

You should reach out to Jim Hicks, WB4CTX. Jim taught a for-credit radio technology class at Dixie Heights High School (KY4DH) in Kentucky for quite a few years. There was a write up in the Feb 2009 QST. Jim is now retired, but I'm sure he would be happy to offer you suggestions. You can find Jim's email address on qrz.com.

73,
Mark AI4BJ
Failure to give callsigns W6US on 9/3/21
Run rates of 200 QSOs/hr are not unusual in contests. That's a QSO every 18 seconds, on average. If the running station only identifies themselves after every 3 QSOs, they are still identifying themselves at least once per minute. Waiting longer than this is counter-productive, as the new stations joining the pile-up will want to know who they are talking to.

Mark AI4BJ
Field Day back to it's roots W9KHz on 3/3/21
In my opinion, the rule (during "normal" years) that prohibits contacts between D stations is a sufficient incentive to get people into the field. If more hams are choosing to operate from home, that probably has a lot to do with the increasing average age of active hams. Banning home operators outright from Field Day would be a big mistake. Participation needs to be encouraged, not discouraged.

[EDIT] I just checked the ARRL results database for Field Day 2019. Three quarters of all submissions were from non-D stations.

Mark AI4BJ
Was there a purpose for "ARRL on the Purpose of Amateur Radio"? W4TVJ on 24/1/21
My experience has been that the only ARRL personnel who tend to post in these forums are members of the technical staff. You will have much better luck (I always have) by reaching out to your Division Director or a member of the executive team via email: http://www.arrl.org/officers

Mark AI4BJ

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