The idea would be to have an Iron OP category in contests like SS, Field Day, etc.
Perhaps it could start out as an "informal" category.
We'd popularize a list of "Iron Op" rules, and compare scores online. Reports to ARRL, CQ, etc., would mention the Iron Op nature of the entry.
Think of the possibilities....
73 de Jim, N2EY
Interesting... Old farts category... Possibilities are endless... Here is q-code for that:
QAR: Is your arthritis acting up today? My arthritis is acting up today.
QBP: How many bypasses (or stints) do you have? I have ___ bypasses (or stints).
QDF: Does (or did) your ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) zap you when you key down? My ICD zaps (zapped) me when I key down.
QDN: Are you wearing dentures? I am wearing dentures.
QGC: How many grandchildren do you have (or do you have a new grandchild)? I have ___ grandchildren (or I have a new grandchild).
QGM: Are you operating golf cart mobile? I am operating golf cart mobile.
QID: What kind of incontinent diapers do you used? I use ___ diapers for incontinence.
QJR: How many joint replacements have you had? I have had ___ joint replacements.
QLO: Do you know what LOL (or IMHO, ROFL, etc.) stands for? ___ stands for ___.
QLW: Do you watch Lawrence Welk reruns? I watch Lawrence Welk reruns.
QMD: Who is your geriatric physician? My geriatric physician is ___ .
QOT: Are you an Old Timer and were you licensed before no-code licensing? I am an Old Timer and I was licensed before no-code licensing.
QPA: What is your PSA level (or have you had your PSA level checked)? My PSA level is ___ .
QPG: Was that QRM or did you just pass gas? No, that was QRM.
QPJ: Do you drink prune juice? I drink prune juice.
QPM: Did you just pull a muscle? I think I just pulled a muscle.
QPP: Do you need to take a bio-break? I need to take a bio-break.
QRX: What medications are you taking? I am taking the following medications ____ .
QSS: Have you gotten your social security check? I have received my social security check.
QVC: Do you know how to program your VCR? I can program my VCR.
QWH: Do you think Betty White is hot? I think Betty White is hot.
QON Do you remember your own name without looking? I remember my own name without looking.
QWS Who sent last? I think I sent last.
QPP Do you need to change your Depends? I need to change my Depends.
QFA Are you asleep - do I need to resend? I fell asleep, please resend.
QCS Is ____ your call or mine? _____ is your call.
QPC Are you power chair mobile? I am power chair mobile.
QAS Are you in assisted living? I am in assisted living.
QWK Are you living with your kids? I am living with my kids.