The purpose of the Contest Buddy Program is to foster camaraderie among
club members, share technical knowledge and expertise about contesting and
encourage contest participation. Anyone in the club can participate - as
a mentor (Elmer), a student (Elmo) or both! Elmers are club members who have
lots of experience in contesting, and Elmos are those who want to more about
contesting. Elmers especially know lots about contest operating, station
design, logging software, rig control, antennas, towers, etc. Elmos can
be anyone in the club who wants to learn more about contesting from an
As a Florida Contest Group member, all you have to do to be in the
Contest Buddy Program is enter your information. Start by clicking
on "Add Your Operator Info".
Please check your areas of knowledge and experience where you
feel you can help an Elmo. If you have years of placing in the
top 10 in Sweepstakes, put it down. Add comments that explain your
level of expertise and specialties. Be generous in your use of
comments to describe your skills. Your comments will help Elmos
find the help they need.
Elmers click on Find Elmos, and select
a subject to find all Elmos who have indicated a need for help
with this particular subject.
Please check the areas in which you would like to learn and
get help from an Elmer. Add comments about particular things
in which you would like a buddy's help. Use the Additional
Comments area to describe in detail the subjects in which you
would like to have help.
Elmos can click on Find an Elmer
and select a subject to find all Elmers who have the expertise
you may be looking for.
Everyone is welcome to view the information on this open
web site. However, only Florida Contest Group members will be
permitted to include their information in the database. To ensure
the integrity of information in the database, the program administrator
will review all newly added or modified information before
releasing it for viewing.