I have to say I agree with Pete on this one. Plaques are a different
matter....but with my station, I am in it for fun and if a cert comes my
way....GREAT. I am not expecting a plaque any time soon.
On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 9:47 AM, Pete Smith N4ZR <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> I'm not sure I agree with Randy on this. If I could download a
> certificate with my name, callsign and details of my place in the contest
> already inserted, I think that would give me as big a rush as receiving a
> paper certificate in the mail.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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> On 11/16/2012 3:35 AM, Maarten van Rossum wrote:
>> 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
>> 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 (email@example.com
>> het volgende:
>>> 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.
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> them to change their mind.
>>> Should there be one new tag that says "don't send certificates or plaques
>>> anything"? Or should be there be two? One for no certificates and
>>> for no plaques/awards? Or could it be as simple as a convention that
>>> if there is no address provided then don't send anything?
>>> 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
>>> On Behalf Of
>>>> brian coyne
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:19 PM
>>>> To: CQ CONTEST
>>>> 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
>>>> 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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