Social distancing…..things are getting interesting.

One site I have booked marked and is a link on my blog is Southgate Amateur News. I was browsing it this evening and came across but yet another change COVID 19 has brought about. This time it's contesting and to tell you the truth I was wondering when this was going to come about. The RSGG or the Radio Society of Great Britain to which I might mention I am a member of. It was released today by the Society that contest rules regarding Multi op entries will no longer be accepted with immediate effect. The post does say it is until June 2020 but I imagine this is a fluid date. Single op from a shared station will not be accepted unless certain criteria are met. This is all to practice social distancing to which I support. I have not yet heard if Canada (RAC)or the United States (ARRL) will follow and any of the Europian countries as well. Speaking of social distancing I was watching the news and it seems like Spring Break is underway, here in Canada a gaming company released 2 new games. The message was "you just have to come and get your hands on it" This had young people in very long lines go purchase the game. I just don't get it I'm not a fear monger but we have to stop COVID 19.
Here in New Brunswick a state of emergency has been instated all stores are closed excluding pharmacies, hardware stores, automotive gas stations and finally grocery stores. Things are getting interesting!
Keep well my fellow Hams.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Social distancing…..things are getting interesting.”

  • Ron N8WCR:

    If a game company just released a new game, and told everyone to “just come and get it” and it’s only released in stores and not being released online is a very bad judgement call imho.

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good afternoon Ron, I am not sure if it was available online or not BUT for sure it was in stores. Yes, it was a very bad judgment call and as for the one gaming chain store where many were lineup to purchase the game this store has since closed and is not obeying the order that only critical stores open.
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting Rob and have a good what is left of the weekend.
    73,
    Mike
    VE9KK

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