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Subject: [CQ-Contest] re: Casual contesters...
From: k8gt@flash.net (Gerry Treas)
Date: Mon Mar 19 20:20:02 2001


Sorry, I don't buy it.  I've been a ham for 42 years and only
been semi serious (can I be anything more than semi with 100
W and a multi band vertical?) contesting for 10 or 11 years.
  I submitted my first log just to see my call in print (with
my pathetic score). Now I've never placed anywhere near a top
10, but the first time I got a certificate for 1st place low
power Phone in Michigan for the ARRL DX contest was such a rush
and had more effect in getting me to enter more contests and
submit more logs than an elctric cattle prod stuck where the
sun don't shine.  Since then, I have occasionally been part of
some M/M's that have done well, (more due to the great operating
by my compatriots).  How much more do we have to offer????

73, Gerry  K8GT

 >--- Original Message ---
 >From: Jim Idelson <k1ir@designet.com>
 >To: CQ-Contest Post <cq-contest@contesting.com>

 >Really interesting analysis. Now, take it off on a tangent.
What is the
 >percentage of calls in each year's log that shows up in the
published results?
 >Certainly, you don't make it out of the "casual" category if
you don't
 >submit a
 >score. How could increases in score submissions be achieved?
How about a prize
 >drawing for anyone who submits a log with one or more legal
qso's? Getting
 >people to submit scores doesn't take them out of the "casual"
category, but if
 >they know they're submitting a score for the raffle, is it possible
that they
 >might try for a few more qso's? And, what would be bad about
attracting a
 >bunch more ops for a few qso's each? That would make it more
 >adding more verifiable unique callsigns. As I think about it,
 >might increase if every entrant were guaranteed to receive a
copy of the
 >results. If I'm a casual contester and I don't subscribe to
 >particularly as
 >a DX station, I might not send in my score because I'll never
even see the
 >results. Maybe there's potential for an increase in submissions
if sponsors
 >could deliver pdf or printed results to every entrant.
 >Ready! Fire! Aim!
 >Jim K1IR
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