[CQ-Contest] CQ contest hall of fame

Takao KUMAGAI je1cka at dumpty.nal.go.jp
Thu May 1 22:18:26 EDT 1997

on 97/05/01, K3BU at aol.com writes:

: Contest Hall of Fame was first proposed and established by Yuri Blanarovich,
: VE3BMV (now also K3BU) as a part of programs sponsored and ran by
: International Radiosport Association (IRSA) and Radiosporting Magazine (first
: published in Radiosporting Magazine Nov. 1984).

Would you tell me when this announcement was made officially on Radiosporting 
magazine? I'll dig the past issues to check how official announcement was 

: Later on CQ Magazine decided "to take over" the Contest Hall of Fame without
: negotiating or asking IRSA. When I questioned this the answer was "there was
: nobody inducted". (Some call it stealing, some violation of Copyright) We
: were preparing to have W2PV to be the first one to have this honor, but.....
:  in the good ham spirit, we let it be. There was no thank you, nor credit
: given.

Did you made this question officially on Radiosporting? I could not remember 
whether I read such announcement on it.(Well, it was the long time ago anyway)

I know that Radiosporting violated the Copyright of other contest club 

: Rumors are that IRSA and Radiosporting might be coming back to life. Looking
: for volunteers to help with various aspects of IRSA activities and
: contributors to Radiosporting OnLine. Home page is quietly brewing.
: I guess we have to stay one step ahead.

I do not know such rumors at all. I had been acting as a representative 
of IRSA in Asia/Japan. I solicited many JA contesters to read or to 
write any articles for RADIOSPORTING. But it quited without any notice. 
I had a lots of complains from JA readers. Can you imagine? Since then, 
I have never had any apologies or explanations from the publisher/
editor VE3BMV at this time.

First of all, you shoud send the official apologies and exact explanations 
to all the readers of RadioSproting. Without that no one support you.

: Stay tuned, Yuri, K3BU, VE3BMV, P40A

Keep your ear open for the past RadioSporting readers and IRSA members.
	Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM
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