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Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ Contest Certificates.

To: "k5zd@charter.net" <k5zd@charter.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ Contest Certificates.
From: Maarten van Rossum <pd2r.maarten@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:35:17 +0100
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I certainly can remember my first certificate! In my case it wasn't that
long ago, it must have been the year 2008. I emidiately bought a frame to
put it in so that I could put it on the wall in the shack. Unfortunaltely
it didn't fit the frame (in the US everything is bigger, even the
certificates ;-)).

I think easiest way to let the contest sponsor know that there's no need to
send a certificate is to not mention your address in the Cabrillo file.
If someone left out his of her address by accident, then there should
always be the abbility to download the certificate from the sponsors

By the way, I for one would like to be able to download my certificates in
the European A4 paper size. Fits our frame without having to modify it.

Keep up the good work Randy!

73, Maarten PD2R
PI4DX Contest group

Op vrijdag 16 november 2012 schreef Randy Thompson K5ZD (k5zd@charter.net)
het volgende:

> Brian,
> You are right that it is expensive to print and mail certificates to
> thousands of people per contest.  However, it is worth it when we get
> excited emails from new contesters happy to have won their first award.  I
> think we can all remember getting our first few certificates and hanging
> them proudly on the wall.  Hard for a pdf file to match that!
> We have discussed providing a way for contest participants to opt out of
> receiving a certificate.  Perhaps they have a box of them or just don't
> want
> to cause us the expense.
> The logical place to do this is by a new field in the Cabrillo file.  So
> far, the people who maintain the Cabrillo file "standard" have not been
> interested in adding a new tag.  Perhaps some more support would encourage
> them to change their mind.
> Should there be one new tag that says "don't send certificates or plaques
> or
> anything"?  Or should be there be two?  One for no certificates and another
> for no plaques/awards?  Or could it be as simple as a convention that says
> if there is no address provided then don't send anything?
> 73
> Randy, K5ZD
> PS - Hoping for good conditions and lots of certificate/plaque winners in
> the CQWW in just 8 days!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com<javascript:;>]
> On Behalf Of
> > brian coyne
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:19 PM
> > Subject: [CQ-Contest] CQ Contest Certificates.
> >
> > On the morning of the ssb contest the mailman delivered two certificates
> > from CQ, always nice to get them. One was for CQWW CW 2011 the other for
> > CQWW SSB 2011.
> >
> > Looking at that mail got me to thinking about the expense incurred by CQ
> > Mag in sending us these for free. Two A4 envelopes two lots of postal
> > charges, the logistics of stuffing the envelopes, taking them to the
> > mailing centre not to mention the task of hand signing them when there
> > must be many hundreds if not into the thousand of these certificates for
> > both contests. All businesses benefit from cost reducing measures and CQ
> > organisation is no exception to that.
> >
> > I would venture that the majority of entrants have facilities to print e-
> > certificates, perhaps something could be included in the cabrillo header
> > or the soabox to the effect that an e-certificate will be acceptable.
> >
> > Just my thoughts anyway.
> >
> > 73  Brian 5B4AIZ / C4Z.
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