Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Contest Community College Announced

For the last two years, a top notch collection of Big Guns have conducted Contest University on Thursday prior to the Dayton Hamvention. This has been an excellent opportunity for Big Gun wannabees to learn from the best of the best and rub elbows with the Big Gun contesters.

An informal survey of the membership of the Lost Island DX Society (LIDS) has indicated that a significant number of LIDS are intimidated by the high power subject matter presented by the Contest University. Many just don't feel they are ready to tackle contesting at the level presented by the Big Guns at CU.
So the LIDS are sponsoring a new venue for contest education - Contest Community College. Contest Community College (CCC) will help budding contesters overcome their perceived lack of background and prepare them to to attend CU.

A tenative curriculum for CCC has been announced:

- Proper Mic Gain Adjustment - Helllooooooo Raaaaaay-dio

- Finding a Clear Frequency - QRZCQCQCQ, The Art Of Micro-pauses

- Dipoles for Dummies, Yagis for Yahoos

- Setting up Computer Logging or How To Occupy Your Time in the Two Weeks Before The Contest

- Operating Distracted - The Wonderful World of DX Clusters

- Fi Ni - Everybody Knows What You Mean

- Whittling, Golf, and Napping - How to Stay Occupied Waiting for the Contest Results

- Certificates and Plaques - Things You'll Never Win
The venue for Contest Community College has not been announced, but is likely to be a small hamfest near you. Stay tuned for additional details.

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