Don't count your chickens before they hatch. I, too, received a plaque
for RTTY Roundup, anonymous sponsor. The odd thing about it was I
didn't operate the RR in 2002!
I sent a note to WS7I, who contacted ARRL. They thanked me for
notifying them, and told me they got some of their files crossed between
2001 and 2002 and it was a mistake. They're supposed to issue a call
tag and have it picked up, but nothing yet, after a week...
On 29 Oct 2002 Bruce B. Sawyer wrote:
> I just received a totally unexpected, but much appreciated, package in the
> mail today from the ARRL. It was a plaque for last January's RTTY Roundup
> (DX SOAB/HP), which I had thought was unsponsored. Some generous person did
> sponsor this plaque, but chose to remain anonymous. Thus there's no way I
> can send him my thanks directly. My apologies to all for the bandwidth, but
> somehow I can't let this go by without notice. So to whomever it may be who
> decided to put his money on the line in order to support contesting this
> way, my sincere thanks. This plaque is deeply appreciated.
> By the way, I don't think the ARRL made much of a profit off your
> sponsorship fee. I noticed the postage to get it here was $23!
> Bruce, ZF2NT
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