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Re: [CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results

To: "W2RU - Bud Hippisley" <W2RU@frontiernet.net>,<cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results
From: "Mark Steven Williams" <k9gx@n4gn.com>
Reply-to: Mark Steven Williams <K9GX@N4GN.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 05:09:00 +0100
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While I agree it would be nice to see the results in the mag, I went to the 
ARRL website and printed out the line score and my log checking report in 
less time than it probably took you to compose this message. Now rather than 
taking my copy of QST along to Dayton...and getting it all grimey and 
dog-eared I have the above mentioned documents tucked into my back pack 
ready for review and discussion at the Hamvention...(#1 SOHP Indiana SSB 
Sweeps, btw)


Mark S. Williams
Elizabeth, IN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "W2RU - Bud Hippisley" <W2RU@frontiernet.net>
To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:55 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results

> June 2006 QST contains a double-barreled reminder of the unfortunate
> ARRL policy re non-publishing of contest results.
> I was in the midst of hopping between the 2005 Phone SS and 2005 160
> Meter write-ups when I realized that I would not be seeing results of my
> own or my friends' efforts in those pages.  Instead of the articles
> provoking enjoyment and anticipation for upcoming contests, my initial
> interest turned to frustration and disappointment.
> With all due respect to Ford and Kelly, I firmly believe a simple
> tabulation -- in print -- of *all* (repeat -- *all*) entrants by
> Division and Section does more to encourage youngsters, non-contesters,
> and our fellow club members to get on and make QSOs than all the
> wordsmithing about a handful of elite category leaders.
> Furthermore, the inclusion of photographs of entrants whose calls and
> results do not appear elsewhere in those two articles is rotten
> journalism.  Even low-budget local weekly newspapers know better than to
> do that.
> Sad.
> Bud, W2RU
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