hamradioweb.org

 


Vai indietro   hamradioweb.org > Discussioni / Areas of discussion > Contesting > radio-sport.net

Avvisi

Rispondi
 
Strumenti della discussione Cerca in questa discussione
Vecchio 19-02-13, 19:03   #1
radio-sport_bot
Senior Member
 
Registrato dal: Aug 2009
Messaggi: 213
Youth in Contesting

Where Are The Rookies and Young Contesters?

This past weekend during the annual running of the January NAQP CW it was great fun to get on the bands and enjoy connecting with contesting friends on all bands from 160-10m and enjoy the generally great conditions. *Of course, NAQP has in the exchange the operatorís name. *After a few years of participation, itís hard to not start remembering so many of the names of our colleagues and peers. *Despite such great camaraderie, I was still struck by the fact that in a basic review of my log – I donít believe I worked a single contesters in over 500 QSOs that I had never worked before? *Where is the new blood? *Where are the rookies?

Many contest directors (and hams alike) point to all time high levels of participation in many contests and a general upward slope in the number of active licensees here in the United States. *However, if we arenít attracting new, young blood and newer hams to the contest niche are we really ensuring the future and continuity of radio sport here in the United States?

Noted RTTY contester, Don Hill – AA5AU did a great age analysis of the participants in a recent RTTY contest. *Based on 20,356 QSOs that touched 2,535 unique callsigns – Don found that the average age was 58 of all participants. *Granted, this age may be younger than the average age of ham radio ops here in the U.S. but there is still room for improvement?

Contest clubs and organizations need to directly support youth in ham radio and youth in contesting with more elmering, more ďContest UniversityĒ type events and most importantly equipment support. *This isnít the 1960s, 70s or 80s anymore – where boat anchor rigs could be pressed into service. *Equipment is expensive and there are serious barriers to entry to youth in our precarious economy. *What is your club or organization doing to support youth in contestingĒ?



Where Are The Rookies and Young Contesters? This past weekend during the annual running of the January NAQP CW it was great fun to get on the bands and enjoy connecting with contesting friends on all bands from 160-10m and enjoy the generally great conditions. *Of course, NAQP has in the exchange the operatorís name. [...]

fai click qui per leggere l'articolo completo - click here to read more
radio-sport_bot non  Ť collegato   Rispondi quotando
Rispondi

Segnalibri

Strumenti della discussione Cerca in questa discussione
Cerca in questa discussione:

Ricerca avanzata

Regole d'invio
Non puoi inserire discussioni
Non puoi inserire repliche
Non puoi inserire allegati
Non puoi modificare i tuoi messaggi

BB code Ť attivo
Le smilie sono attive
Il codice IMG Ť attivo
il codice HTML Ť disattivato

Salto del forum


Tutti gli orari sono GMT +1. Attualmente sono le 06:22.


Powered by vBulletin versione 3.8.6
Copyright ©: 2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Traduzione italiana Team: vBulletin-italia.it