Keith Morehouse - W9RM
blckhole at ripco.com
Thu Nov 14 10:59:50 EST 1996
Beryl D. Simonson K3AR wrote:
> Enough already. I received my fourth choice after Fedexing my
> application to Pittsburgh. I was almost the last call issued on the
> list. Something must have been random.
Yeah - I sent mine via plain old Fed-X too.
AND GOT MY FIRST CHOICE....
So did several other I know...
> This is not meant to flame anyone, but the few individuals who had to
> have X1XX, or X1XY, and want to litigate to get it, can sure mess the
> process up for the vast majority of us who are more than satisfied
> that we got one of our choices.
Boy, if the litigators screw this up for the masses, I'd hate to get on
the air with THEIR new calls (or their old ones...).
I imagine the trash on them for the rest of their lives would make 3895
look tame !!
PROBE ELECTRONICS 100 Higgins Road, Park Ridge IL 60068 USA
Keith J. Morehouse / W9RM / Society of Midwest Contesters
847-696-2828 FAX: 847-698-2045 e-mail: blckhole at ripco.com
>From Scott.Neustadter at HSV.Boeing.com (Neustadter, Scott) Thu Nov 14 16:54:47 1996
From: Scott.Neustadter at HSV.Boeing.com (Neustadter, Scott) (Neustadter, Scott)
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 10:54:47 -0600
Subject: (Vanity uproar)
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=Boeing%l=XCH-HSV-01-961114165447Z-11442 at xch-hsv-01.hv.boeing.com>
Amen, all this complaining sounds like sour grapes. The rules were the
same for all. If you got your first choice, great - we all couldn't.
A random lottery is just that, random. If you perceive some
"unfairness" that's life. Contrary to popular belief, a Vanity Call
is not necessary to sustain life.
Per the FCC rules most (if not all) the new calls have been used and
QSL cards, license plates, shirts, ball caps, etc. purchased in good
faith. I'm not a lawyer, but I don't belief that the government would
want to be sued by the 3000+ hams who want to recover the costs of the
new QSL cards, etc. that they can no longer use.
If you didn't get what you want - I'm sorry
Scotty, W4WW yes it was my first choice
no flames please, replies to scotty at iquest.com
From: jbmitch at vt.edu[SMTP:jbmitch at vt.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 1996 7:38 PM
To: k3ar at contesting.com; cq-contest at TGV.COM
Subject: Re: (Vanity uproar)
At 08:03 PM 11/13/96 -0500, Beryl D. Simonson K3AR wrote:
>Enough already. I received my fourth choice after Fedexing my
>application to Pittsburgh. I was almost the last call issued on the
>list. Something must have been random. Although the whole process
>could have been handled in a better fashion (it's always easier to
>second guess), I'm happy I got a 1x2 call and certainly wouldn't
>to take a chance a second time around, nor would I want to wait
>another month, six months, or a year until the FCC tries again, and
>maybe still doesn't' produce to everyone's satisfaction. I, along
>with many others have ordered new QSLs, updated email addresses,
>packet cluster signon's, etc. I'm satisfied with what I received,
>and tired of the bickering. Barring somebody proving outright fraud
>during the process, or with respect to specific call signs (and then
>I guess those call signs should be revoked and thrown back in to the
>pot), who knows where you would end up if you threw your call sign
>back in to the pot and tried again.
>This is not meant to flame anyone, but the few individuals who had
>have X1XX, or X1XY, and want to litigate to get it, can sure mess
>process up for the vast majority of us who are more than satisfied
>that we got one of our choices.
Here's my take on all this. We all had about the same chance to get a
call. The FCC home page still had no info about actually filing
electronically on the date I needed to mail my application (2 day
mailed on Saturday), so I had a choice: either mail the app or wait
how the e system would work, or not work, on Monday. A few
gambled on the E system. Unless they had previous knowledge that
calls would receive priority, how can they be said to have done other
gambled and won? I chose not to gamble, and took my chances with the
using snail mail. BTW I got my ninth choice, and am delighted.
Now some would have the whole game torn down and started over, just to
increase their chances? Come on. Probably illegal, too, as we've all
lawfully using our new calls for a week or so now. How to undo all
"illegal" qsos, once all the vanity calls are recalled. Come on,
let's get real. Let's get over it.
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