[AMRadio] Idea - SWL awards too


Joseph Cotton cottonj at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 15:48:43 EST 2008


>>He also awarded 'points' for SWL reports, including best-sounding
audio and so on. ....

All
Just a suggestion - how about letting NON HAMS into this contest as
SWLs?  Sure, let the Short Wave Listeners help YOU out by sending in
their reports.  But what incentive does that give to the SWLs to send
in reports?

Let SWLs get points for their reports, and give awards to SWLs for the
best reports, and so on.

I think that it would be a GREAT event for hams to invite non-hams
into Amateur Radio.  It is very easy to get a short wave radio
receiver.  But most SW receivers do not have a BFO for SSB or CW
listening.  It is mainly the AMers that would be the best introduction
for non-hams.

And guess what?  there is very little to listen to on Short wave
anymore, in the commercial broadcasts.  I betcha that lots of kids
would join in.

This kind of event would get a lot of attention from the public if it
was advertised or publicised correctly.  Call it the Great American
Shortwave Promotion or something similar.   (GASP?)

What does the list think of this idea?
Joe n3iqa

He also awarded 'points' for SWL reports, including best-sounding
audio and so on.


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