Re: Second Sunday Sprint
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Thank you John,
for this useful commentary. Hopefully a bit of the conversation at Branson will touch on this subject.
I wasn't seeking to increase your scoring workload by citing the NAQCC example. But just to take another step along that path what if members counted for two points, non-member QRP QSOs one point and any non-member QRO zero points but with the QSO showing somewhere in a miscellaneous column, but not figuring in the counted totals.
And, importantly, the non-member QRPer should receive a Wayneogram or whatever else is being used to enlarge 4SQRP's membership.
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
4SQRP # 85
To: w2sh@...; 4sqrp@...
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 08:56:45 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Second Sunday Sprint
I guess it's implied that only members can participate in the monthly sprints (i.e., can send me their score). I should spell that out in the rules. Otherwise, it would be possible for a non-member to win the privilege of using the WQ5RP callsign during the October 4x4 sprint, which makes no sense. However, the rules indicate that members CAN have QSOs with non-members. The exchange in that case, for the non-member, is RST, SPC, and power. I didn't specify that the non-member needs to be operating QRP, so he could be QRO and still count as a contact.
In the spirit of growing the club, a QRO station having a QSO with a QRP station might encourage him to look into QRP and possibly join the club (it's so difficult to join-hi).
I did count your 11 QSOs for March, not just your 10 member QSOs.
Right now, we are only counting QSOs, not "points". But I'd have no problem counting 2 points for member QSOs and 1 point for non-members, if that's what people want. In the spirit of not changing the rules midstream, if we implement that change, let's implement it for the 2015-16 SSS cycle, which starts in November. Practically speaking, I suspect very few non-member QSOs are being made and it wouldn't affect the contest significantly, other than slightly complicating the reporting process and doubling the size of my spreadsheet.
Maybe we can discuss it in person this weekend in Branson.
On 04/06/2015 08:43 PM, Charles Moizeau wrote: