[Cwo] CW OPEN sked change

Alan Maenchen ad6e at arrl.net
Sun Aug 21 11:25:26 PDT 2011


Look at the positive side:  I made a bunch of QSOs in NAQP SSB while waiting
for the next CWO session.  I would not have made any SSB QSOs if it were not
for CWO.   :-)    I'd like to see data on how CWO affected NAQP
participation this year. My gut feel is that it was a minimal impact, but I
could be wrong.  I love NAQP CW, but I've never entered the SSB (or RTTY)

The big problem for CWO was RDA and Keyman contests.  It's impossible to
pick any weekend that has no conflicts. However, I think we were clobbered
by those two events that limited CWO to a NA only event.  That is
unfortunate.  Interestingly, we only received one complaint about stepping
on those toes.  That was from a DL who warned about the RDA activity.

I agree with Rob that it was too early in the planning stage to do a July
event. However, we need to think seriously about a different date.  I've
already had a request for a winter CWO, but I doubt that would be possible.

73, Alan  AD6E

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Bruce Horn <bhorn at hornucopia.com> wrote:

> Hi Rob,
> As the manager of the NAQP SSB contest I certainly would like to see the CW
> Open moved to a weekend that didn't conflict with the NAQP, which has been
> scheduled on the 3rd full weekend in August for a very long time. However,
> the 3rd weekend in July is the perpetual date of the NAQP-RTTY contest.
> 73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn at hornucopia.com)
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Rob" <k6rb at baymoon.com>
> *To: *"Bruce Horn" <bhorn at hornucopia.com>
> *Cc: *"Alan Maenchen" <ad6e at arrl.net>, "Peter Chamalian" <w1rm at arrl.net>,
> "Jim Talens" <jtalens at verizon.net>, KZ5D at aol.com
> *Sent: *Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:54:38 AM
> *Subject: *CW OPEN sked change
> Bruce,
> I think there's a concensus to change the date for next year's CW OPEN to
> that weekend in July (July 23, 2011, this year) where there are virtually no
> conflicts. We were too far down the road, this year, to change it. I see in
> your perpetual calendar that that weekend looks really good. Has anything
> changed on that score? If not, I would estimate it's about a 99 percent
> likelihood that next year's CW OPEN and all subsequent ones will be on that
> third weekend of July timeframe.
> This year, we ran into some problems because of the Russian RDA and Japan's
> "keyman." We'd like to avoid that conflict and the one with NAQP SSB, too.
> Let me know. Thanks for your major help in score submittal, Bruce. It makes
> a huge difference.
> Rob K6RB
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