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Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ Reconsiders Policy on Crimea in CQ Contests.

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ Reconsiders Policy on Crimea in CQ Contests.
From: brian coyne <g4odv@yahoo.co.uk>
Reply-to: brian coyne <g4odv@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:09:32 +0100
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As I write this the only mails in response to this change of direction by CQ 
Organisation have been supportive of their new stance. As my mails to this 
reflector can often be delayed  by up to several hours my voice may not be the 
first to register dissent.

Whilst it does appear that there was disquiet among the CQ HQ and Contest 
Committee staff I don't believe that Andy's lobbying by his original and 
subsequent posts here is the cause of this policy reversal, however  I cannot 
but help think  that subsequent reactions from subscribers to this Reflector 
has re-inforced/ influenced their thinking.

Doing something because it is expedient and following the likes of ARRL does 
not make it right or just, who is to say that ARRL got it right? Opinions are 
very much divided on that.

Persons outside our ham community whose Nations have condemned the actions 
which brought this situation about and imposed sanctions would be both puzzled 
and perplexed to see us freely carrying on as before as if nothing had happened.

In my view the suggestion that on a personal level we willingly work the 
Crimean stations and not boycott them ( I would guess anyway that a large 
number of entrants would not have a clue who or where UB1 is) whilst supporting 
the initial CQ ruling would be the right way to go. This would enable the 
Crimean ops to take part in and enjoy the contest and at the same time make 
known our dissatisfaction of their Gov'ts actions, by declining official 
entries in refusing to accept logs, without appearing to completely ignore the 

Following upon this it would be very encouraging to learn here from Andy and 
other Crimean ops what steps they have taken to broach their contest organisers 
with regard to the reverse discrimination of the operator who used his UU7 in 
one of their contests, that would be reciprocal goodwill.

73  Brian  C4Z / 5B4AIZ.
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