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    Promoting ARPOC

    I'm looking for some ideas on how to promote the club.

    So far:

    We've sent press releases to:

    • Pratical Wireless (not used)
    • TX Factor (not used)
    • Southgate (posted as news)
    • QRZ (posted as news)
    • RSGB (appeared in RadCom)
    • ARRL (not used)

    We have a paid banner advert running on QRZ.com (brings in around 6 new members a week)

    We have teamed up with EURAO for the Spring QSO party (which will get ARPOC mentioned on the air throughout the weekend)

    Organically, the club has been:

    • Picked up and mentioned in the ICQ Podcast
    • Posted on several blogs
    • Members are placing their member badge on QRZ.com
    • I am mentioning ARPOC in QSO when operating for an award

    What else can we do?

    Here are a few of my thoughts. Please comment and add your own ideas.

    Email press release
    I can send out the press release about the award scheme again. Maybe focus on clubs this time in the hope that they will mention it to members. I don't want to spam anyone though!

    Club talks
    I have a power point presentation with side notes available if anyone would like to give a talk to their club about ARPOC and the award scheme.

    Regular net
    Maybe we could set up a regular net for ARPOC members? This could be several nets of each region so all members have a chance to get involved. The net would focus on discussing /P operation and equipment but members wouldn't have to be operating /P to join.

    /P Contest
    A once a month contest that results in a trophy at the end of the year. You must operate /P to enter and be a member of ARPOC (any membership level). I would have to think about the award categories but I think it could be fun.

    Any other ideas?
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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    www.eham.net if you want another website.Matt.
    sota and wainwights on the air are other portable activity sites
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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    I heard Mark on 7.120 whilst I was /P earlier... He did a grand job of promoting the website to the guy he was speaking with

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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    Send me the powerpoint pack Matt

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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    I likewise heard the excellent advert for the club, I then worked the /p Stn myself whilst/p activating a beach. He surrenders & promised to join as soon as he gets home!
    Good to work you also Charlie.
    73

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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    Likewise, Ian - it was a fun few hours with 6 /P stations worked on 40m including James M0JCQ/P who some of you probably know via Twitter.

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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    I think you worked Charlie after I did. Or did I hear you working GB0UCR after me ? I thought the call was familiar... Darn,, If only we had known we could have had the first ARPOC net :-)
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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    Can you send me the slide pack too please Matt? I'll try to spread the word here in NI.

    Regards,
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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    I just made a post on both the KY QRP yahoo group. And the Bluegrass Amateur radio club site on Facebook. Hope that helps.
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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    I'll get the Powerpoint pack tidied up and available for download soon.

    Any other ideas on how we can promote the club more?
    Matt - M0LMK


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