Yikes. I thought this ARRL Web thing was a really big issue!
Imagine, a private, for-profit organization that structures its affairs in
such a way that profits are at least retained, if not augmented somewhat.
In all honesty, CQ does not run WW because it wants to teach the world to
sing. It runs WW (and other contests) as part of a larger plan to sell
magazines. And that is its core business. Dick's a nice guy, and probably
very philanthropic, but how many people run a business for nothing?
If it then gave away contest results, how many single-copy sales would be
lost? How many subscriptions would lapse? I don't know, but I'm pretty sure
the margins at CQ are slim enough that it would hurt, perhaps fatally. If
nothing else, it would likely remove any incentive to actually run the
If it is too much to buy one copy of CQ to see the results of 48 hours
operating, untold construction hours and thousands of dollars of capital
outlay, then I really do fear for this hobby.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry " <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "cq-Contest" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2002 ARRL DX Phone Results Available
> I believe you guys are missing the point. The results WILL be
> available to all. ARRL gives a preview to members one month prior to
> publication for all to see. I don't think this is an unreasonable
> membership benefit.
> What you really should be complaining about is CQWW, where the
> results are never available unless you buy a magazine.
> Barry W2UP
> P.S. Don't forget to work me in CQWW RTTY this weekend. Rresults of
> CQWW RTTY are Web published after the magazines (CQ and RTTY Journal)
> print them.
> On 26 Sep 2002 at 10:16, VSE, Ext18 wrote:
> > Mike
> > I'm afraid nobody but ARRL can understand this policy.
> > I think it's a very polite way to let non-members know
> > that they are not very welcome in the ARRL's contests.
> > 73 Roland, dk3gi
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> Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
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