[CQ-Contest] CQ Contest - Help !

Barry Kutner w2up at Op.Net
Sat Apr 12 14:07:52 EDT 1997

On 11 Apr 97, Charles D. Shinn <cshinn at connect.net> wrote:

> Why not charge an entry fee? One could make a case for spiffing the rewards
> and handling the admin in a more timely fashion. Good grief I can just feel the flames!   de Chuck W7MAP

That will do a lot for contest activity, like drop in thru the floor!
The problem is there are a bunch of nice guys (aka volunteers), doing 
a lot of work for an organization (CQ) that makes part of its living 
via the contest activity. I don't know about the rest of you, but I 
think CQ is a pretty poor mag, and the only reason I get it is for 
the contest stuff in it.  CQ should take responsibility for the 
awards, in the form of paid employees and/or independent contractors 
(maybe even the same folks doing it now), but with a higher authority 
to answer to.

Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at op.net
Newtown, PA         FRC         alternate: barry at w2up.wells.com

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>From ldennis at highway1.com (L. Dennis Shapiro)  Sat Apr 12 16:39:06 1997
From: ldennis at highway1.com (L. Dennis Shapiro) (L. Dennis Shapiro)
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 11:39:06 -0400
Subject: [CQ-Contest] QST de W1MX/W1XM

The MIT Radio Society, operators of W1MX and W1XM, and probably the oldest
college radio society in the world, is having a celebration and reunion on
Monday, May 5, 1997 at the Club station in Walker Memorial, beginning at
1600 EDT.

All past and present members are invited.  Additionally, I would like to
hear from anyone who has been a member/operator with a message of greetings
for the Club, and from anyone with any anecdotes about QSO's with the
station, personalities, etc.

This has been a club of personalities, including W1BB(sk), W4RX and KP2A,
and lore--there is a box of 304TL's in the store room rumored to be spares
for the big rig's driver stage in the late '40's--a push-pull
amplifier/tripler.  The reunion is on the occasion of the celebration of
W1MX's new Mosely Pro 96-3 antenna installation on the tower atop Walker.

The Club has no way of locating its alumni/ae and is using this e-mail
message and ask that the information be passed on.

Let me know if you are coming.  Send comments.  QSP the info to interested
parties.  73,

Dennis, W1UF
MIT '55

L. Dennis Shapiro
24 Essex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA  02167
Tel/fax  617-277-6886

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