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Re: [CQ-Contest] Phonetics

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Phonetics
From: "Yuri VE3DZ" <ve3dz@rigexpert.net>
Reply-to: Yuri VE3DZ <ve3dz@rigexpert.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 23:59:46 -0400
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hi Stu.
You are right just about everything, but we have to face the reality and
deal with it.
Regarding kids and schools, we better not discuss it here... :-((

And yes, I hope to be in Moscow too, even if my wife wouldn't let me. But
I'd better try to talk her to go with me this time. :-)

73 Yuri  VE3DZ / UT4UZ

> Hi Yuri:
> Well, it seems to me that 25-30 years ago more people "knew or cared"
> worldwide geography and could name the 50 US states.  I think it would be
> great if more people "knew or cared" about issues in other countries.
> Referencing my previous post, it seems that this skill or interest has
> waned.  I think fewer American kids can name the 50 states now than 30
> ago, and more's the pity.  And in your response to your "59 Chelyabinsk"
> question, I would hope we would be motivated to learn about Russian
> geography and the rules for the Russian contest, and proceed accordingly.
> have some pins from the CQM contest in the 1970s which I cherish.   I was
> fascinated by the Oblast numbers in the CQM contest prior to 1991, and
> remember the more common exchanges - 125 for Kaliningradsk, 088 for
> Murmansk, 101 for UK6LAZ, 08something for Ukraine.  The point is that
> seemed to have more interest in learning worldwide geography in the past,
> and that is going away apparently...
> I hope to be in Moscow in 2010 WRTC if my wife lets me !  hi
> Spasiba        Stu        KC1F

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