Something Screwy or is it me??
ramirezk at emi.com
ramirezk at emi.com
Sat Nov 2 08:19:49 EST 1996
If I am not mistaken the CQ WW WPX contest has a World M/M
plaque, A North America M/M plaque and a USA M/M plaque. We won
the world M/M plaque 2 years ago. Last year it looks like we
were barely beat out of it by 9A1A so we now get the North
America plaque and the next M/M who would have gotten the M/M
North America plaque will now get the USA M/M plaque who I
believe to be WZ1R. It makes sense to me. I don't understand why
CQWW DX wouldn't work the same way. You are right. Something is
hokey with the way they are doing it. North America should
include ALL North America. If a USA station beats a Caribbean
station then he should get the N/A plaque. If the Caribbean N/A
countries compete as N/A and have to suffer with the 2 pointers
then they should compete for the N/A M/M plaques.
73 Ken KP4XS
On Sat, 2 Nov 1996, N3ADL at aol.com wrote:
>I'm not one to bitch and moan but this one is tweaking me
pretty good so I
>lay it out here in this forum and let the masses decide if I'm
>This is in no way disrespectful of any station mentioned as I
know how hard
>you work to assemble a fine station and staff it with the best
OPs you can
>OK, here's the glitch....consider the following
>IN CQ we have the "North America" CQ Phone winner of last year
>This year it seems to be KC1XX and his crew...
>Nice Plaque to both stations for thier accomplishments over the
>We at V2 are in NORTH AMERICA (FINI-ATE)
>We smoked both Stations mentioned above both years by double.
>We get a rather mundane looking certificate #1 Antigua/#2 World
>At least we hope we get the certificate :-)
>It seems to me that if we are in North America for the contest
then WE should
>have gotten both plaques as they are now posted.
>Perhaps a different catagory should be in place...one for the
>CONTINENT which should have been won by VE9DH and his crew (I
>and one for the Carribean North America. OR..
>Perhaps a change in the configuration to put the Caribbean in
Zone 9 so we
>can compete with the 3 pointers....
>All I know is that something is wrong with the present system
and it needs to
>be fixed. Comments welcome!
// V26DX //
>Team Antigua Web Site: http:/?www.frc-contest.org/v26b.html
>From k5zd at ultranet.com (Randy Thompson) Sat Nov 2 14:06:41 1996
From: k5zd at ultranet.com (Randy Thompson) (Randy Thompson)
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 1996 09:06:41 -0500
Subject: FW: Rookie of the Year - SS Plaques
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> From: rkaufman at magic.mb.ca[SMTP:rkaufman at magic.mb.ca]
> Sent: Friday, November 01, 1996 10:29 PM
> To: CQ-Contest at tgv.com
> Subject: Rookie of the Year - SS Plaques
> PS Is it possible to get a GOOD SS writeup in QST this year ? It=20
> sure would help participation.
Hmmm... I have done the SS writeup for the past 3 years (and will be =
doing it again this year). By your comment I assume you have not been =
satisfied...but I don't recall receiving any suggestions or comments =
Then again, maybe you are just refering the rules announcement, eh?
I can say there will likely be no mention of VE4 scores in the SS =
writeup this year, but the rest of you are encouraged to send me any =
anecdotes or other suggestions on things that should be included in the =
Randy Thompson =
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