[Cwo] NCJ Article - CWO

D Faklis dfaklis at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 4 04:48:25 PST 2014


On the topic of an NCJ article, here is Kirk K4RO's response and what I sent.  The 15 MAR deadline could be for the MAY-JUN issue.  If that's the case, should I ask Kirk to delay it until the JUL-AUG issue?

I have already fielded certain comments on the date relative to the Sprint and I think the issue should be handled in the article.  Comments or suggestions?

If I need to, I can make the 15 MAR date.  If you have input, please send it by this Friday (Thanks!).  Alan, can you please send me some background on the circumstances of the contest's birth and the first two years of the contest?

If the 15 MAR date needs to be met, there will be no time for group drafts/review.


73, Dean, NW2K


Could you have something ready by March 15? The Sprint conflict should 
be addressed, as you suggest. Thanks!

73, Kirk K4RO

On 3/3/2014 10:11 AM, dfaklis at frontiernet.net wrote:
> Kirk,
> The CW Open Committee is currently working on promotional efforts
> for this year's event (6 SEP 2014).  The Committee made some significant
> improvements to the award structure that should help continue to grow
> international participation (2013 showed a big increase).  Essentially,
> the awards will become regional.  We'd like to write an article for an
> upcoming issue of NCJ to explain the contest, its history and its
> awards.  Please let me know if this is something you would be interested
> in, and if so, what the deadline would be so that the article would be
> in print before the 2014 contest.
> Regarding the date, please note that Session 3 of CWO ends the second
> that the Sprint starts.  All involved here understand that this is far
> from ideal.  We spent an enormous amount of time trying to work out a
> schedule that involved zero conflicts or near conflicts.  It was not
> possible and 6 SEP was chosen because it caused no overlaps in time.  It
> might be good to address this in the article as well.  I know that I
> will stock the shack with food and drink so that all I need to do after
> Session 3 is change databases at the top of the hour and start the
> Sprint.  The Sprint is important to me.
> Kirk, please let me know if you have interest in a short article.  Thanks!
> 73, Dean, NW2K

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