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Nice one Chris, splendid idea! John. :wave:


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M0CDL wrote:
we are truly sorry about the lack of the KeyNote magazine, Graham the editor has been unwell for sometime and we are all volunteers, it so hard to get anyone to step up, its very easy to criticize we have to try and balance the magazine for all, some love kit building others love old kit, others aerials, Robert M0BPT is going to step in to the editors position so hopefully we should see a mag soon, John M0CDL Fists..


The last time 4 Quarterly issues of KeyNote were produced in a year was 5 Years ago and it's nearly 2 Years since the last KeyNote Magazine was produced.

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Plenty of time for volunteers to have stepped up then.

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G6CSL wrote:
G4LNA wrote:
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You should have a look at the new 'Day Hopper' event then: it fits your bill exactly.

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Splendid.

I wonder if we could add a little Oomph to the 'Encouraging Newcomers' aspect of Fists.
I know that it is already in the Fists 'rules of the road' that they should slow down to any speed; but how about a specific short 'watch period' every week where Fists will listen specifically for absolute beginners?

No matter how slow or nervous; have a go. - your first Morse QSO.


Sounds like a good idea, base it on the old ships watch periods like this PDF Quarter past and Quarter to the hour, or even every 15 minutes if half hour is too long.


That's what I had in mind. Maybe a ten minute watch once a night/week, so people can pour a stiff one and gather up a bit of 'bottle', without fear of some speed demon showing-off when he comes back. :)




I've gone for an activity in February to test this. Let's see whether it actually works or not.

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G4YVM wrote:
G6CSL wrote:
G4LNA wrote:
G6CSL wrote:
G4YVM wrote:
You should have a look at the new 'Day Hopper' event then: it fits your bill exactly.

D


Splendid.

I wonder if we could add a little Oomph to the 'Encouraging Newcomers' aspect of Fists.
I know that it is already in the Fists 'rules of the road' that they should slow down to any speed; but how about a specific short 'watch period' every week where Fists will listen specifically for absolute beginners?

No matter how slow or nervous; have a go. - your first Morse QSO.


Sounds like a good idea, base it on the old ships watch periods like this PDF Quarter past and Quarter to the hour, or even every 15 minutes if half hour is too long.


That's what I had in mind. Maybe a ten minute watch once a night/week, so people can pour a stiff one and gather up a bit of 'bottle', without fear of some speed demon showing-off when he comes back. :)




I've gone for an activity in February to test this. Let's see whether it actually works or not.

David


OK David. TBH, I tried a few things like this years ago, when Geo was still with us, but they seem to drop by the wayside pretty quickly.

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