[Cwo] NCJ Article - CWO

k6rb at baymoon.com k6rb at baymoon.com
Tue Mar 4 06:13:49 PST 2014


Alan and I collaborated on the CW Open in the beginning. I will send you
my recollection and with Alan's you should have all you'll need.

Rob K6RB

> All,
> 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.
> Thanks!
> 73, Dean, NW2K
> Dean,
> 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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