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Author Topic: Lessons from London: Synchronised Contesting?  (Read 6000 times)
K0OD
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« on: August 01, 2012, 07:30:36 AM »

Ham contesting has ossified so that I've pretty much lost interest in it. Perhaps we should take cues from the wildly successful London Olympics.

How about opening ceremonies before the CQWW?

From NBC we get the idea that all important operation should be during prime TV hours.

More QRPp classes, similar to the 10 meter air rifle?

Synchronized operation, with points for young men in shorts way-too-tight?
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K0YQ
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 07:52:11 AM »

A giant glowing 3-500z as the torch?  Maybe both technical and artistic scoring for exchanges?
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K3GAU
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 12:38:58 PM »

"Lessons from London": How about ALL contesting that would normally be done in 4 years to be done in one two week period?
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NN3W
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 05:25:21 PM »

"Lessons from London": How about ALL contesting that would normally be done in 4 years to be done in one two week period?

The Olympics are held every two/four years.  The WRTC is held every four years.

Qualifying events, tennis tournaments, track and field events, dressage, swimming competitions are held every day of the week,

If you want contesting to be like other sports (and have a contest every day of the week), just say so.
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K0CBA
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012, 08:12:58 PM »

"Lessons from London": How about ALL contesting that would normally be done in 4 years to be done in one two week period?

If only it could come to pass!!!!
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N0NB
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 05:32:55 AM »

If only it could come to pass!!!!

Even so there would be thread after thread complaining about it.  We'd hear from the poor soul whose opportunity to operate is once every four years and it would only  be possible during that two week period.  Four years later he'd turn on the radio again to find the bands crowded with contesters.  Every time he wants to operate, there's a contest going on!

Lather, rinse, repeat...
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 04:10:51 AM »


From NBC we get the idea that all important operation should be during prime TV hours.


A superb idea, but I am afraid it would harm the medal prosects of U.S. entrants.
We brits don't stop for an ad break every two minutes  Grin
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