At 09:11 9/26/02 -0600, Sylvan Katz wrote:
>One of the most important things we can do is figure out ways to increase
>participation in contests.
I think the ARRL does try to encourage DX participation in the DX Contest.
If you look at the rules at
you will see that the ARRL offers a certificate to any DX station that
participates and makes 500 QSOs or more. The actual wording is:
8.2.5. DX entrants making more than 500 QSOs on either mode will
I am sure that it costs several dollars to process and mail each of those
certificates to each DX station. I see this as an extra effort on the
ARRL's part to encourage participation.
I think the ARRL tries hard to run a good, fair contest. And I think the
question of who sees the early results to be relatively unimportant.
That's the final comment you will hear from me on the subject.
73, Richard - K5NA