> If the contest is international the resalts should be available to all
participants without any discrimination on MEMBERSHIP basis.
> It really discourages international participants.
The point about international discrimination was explicitly made to the ARRL
Board of Directors by the QST Contest working group in their report (see
"Thinking Globally" in
Essentially the current ARRL policy says "come and play in my contests
because our members need the points your contacts bring them but they will
not let you see your results until long after their members have unless you
pay us money to join their club".
With this policy the focus is money! It is not community! This policy does
little to encourage international participation. In fact, if the issue is
not addressed it could discourage international participation .... something
the contest community cannot afford.
The more voices that are heard from the international contest community
about this discriminating ARRL policy the greater the likelihood it will be
Sylvan Katz, VE5ZX
"A Novel Perspective of Amateur Radio Contesting" at