So we have a victim and an oppressor here, eh?
FWIW, non-members can earn and receive certificates (and DX can earn
certificates of participation) without cost or obligation. I think
this is taking advantage of the paying members - so who's the victim,
Radio Contesting in the US is controversial. From what I've seen over
the years, this is often not the case overseas. National organizations
in various countries have a much more enthusiastic (for contesting)
constituency. I've seen the magazines - contesting is all over the
place! The ARRL Contest branch, on the other hand, has a hard sell
spending more dollars on contesting than the contesting community
spends on the ARRL.
The following message was sent by Sylvan Katz <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Thu,
26 Sep 2002 09:11:28 -0600.
> Discriminating against contestants who your organization has
> invited to participate in their contests but who are not members
> of your organization does not seem to be an appropriate way to do