Very well said.
I really don't understand why people would be on this reflector, and then
state that they are letting CQ magazine drop for $30 a year. For me, CQ
and QST are like my annual support of NPR and the local PBS TV station.
These are part of my fundamental value and interest system. If one is
interested in radio sporting, then one must support the institutions that
support this interest.
CQ sponsors the CQWW, and the WPX, both among my top four contests (along
with the ARRL and IARU). CQ includes the W3ASK propagation column, which
is the basis for every one of my serious contest preparations. They print
articles about antennas and DX-peditions. CQ sponsors the WAZ program. At
some point we must decide what matters for us. The hobby will not survive
unless we support it.
> > it saying CQ was no longer available through him. IMO, not worth
> > $30+ to for one or two issues of contest results.
>If enough of us do this, we can kiss the CQ contests good bye in the
>near future. In my opinion, this view is very short-sighted.
>Adding this cost to the total amount of money that most of us, who are
>even moderately serious, spend on our stations so that we can operate
>these contests, the $30 or so is not even a percentage. Just think of
>what we spend on a fully automated SO2R setup.
>If there's no subscribers, there will be no magazine. If there's no
>magazine, there will be no contest (CQWW, WPX, et al).
>This is a small investment in perpetuating the CQ contests and all the
>other neat stuff they do, like the WAZ program etc.
>Not only that, they're the only game in town besides QST. That alone
>should be reason enough to support CQ.
>Robert E. Naumann
>N5NJ / V26O
>Plano, TX USA
>ex KR2J, V26RN, W6V, WA2OVE
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