[CQ-Contest] CQWW official response to missing awards
DougKR2Q at aol.com
DougKR2Q at aol.com
Fri Sep 26 20:43:32 EDT 1997
I was asked to forward this message, word for word, to the general reflector.
de Doug KR2Q
In a message dated 97-09-26 16:24:16 EDT, K3EST wrote:
<< Dear Contesters,
The winners of trophies and certificates in the CQWW are right to
expect delivery of their CQWW awards.
The important fact raised by the letters written to the CQ-Contest
reflector is that CQ should act to send you the award you deserve
in a timely manner. So no excuses are offered here. We know, and
you know that such talk is beside the point. What is important is
that you, the entrant, have your award in your hands. The CQWW
Committee knows this very well and we are working very hard to
delivery your award.
Here is a REAL status report:
All 1995 certificates were sent out several months ago. If there
has been a delivery problem regarding your award, we must rely on
you, the entrant to let us know. We received about 50 certificates
returned from the 1995 mailing because the address on the cover
sheet was no longer correct. It is obvious that a significant
amount of time has elapsed from the time you mailed your log (DEC1
1995 or Jan 15 1996) and the time they were mailed out in July
1997. If your address did change and you have not received your
certificate please contact the awards address. The CQWW address
<awards at cqww.com> was set up several months ago and announced on
this reflector. A message to that address is answered. To name a
few who have requested help replacing lost awards or non-delivery:
9K2HN, IT9BLB, W7WHY, 6E2T, HS5ABD.....Not all awards are
immediately delivered to the requester since we may have to try
locate or print historical awards if possible. We will try our best
to fulfill reasonable missing award requests.
The 1995 trophies have been engraved. They are being sent out at
The 1996 awards are on schedule and are not late in their delivery.
Awards can only be acted upon after the final results are complied.
For the SSB CQWW, the final results are known by about July 20th.
For CW it is a month later, about August 20th. Very soon after the
results are finished, the awards are approached.
The goal, which will be reached, is to have all awards for
the 1996 (certificates and trophies) mailed before each event
occurs this year. In the future we are working to automate the
award system. We can then have awards mailed to you at the same
time as the magazine arrives in the USA (SSB=AUG 15; CW=Sept=15).
At this time several persons are working to reach the goal of
delivery of your award and future automation: K1AR, K3EST, W0UN and
Many people have volunteered to help us with delivery etc. The CQWW
Committee really appreciates your generous offers. Although, the
process is now under control there are many ways to help. For
example, WZ4F, who was placed in the wrong zone of the Most Active
Zone box, in June 1997 volunteered to help proof read that box to
make sure all was OK. He was sent the box to proof read. This
activism by the contest community to help is very useful.
As always occurs, some errors creep into the final results. I have
been notified about several errata that have occurred in the CQWW
1996 results. Each case has already been personally answered and an
appropriate correction will be placed in K1AR's column in CQ
So...here are the addresses you should write down for future
1. ssb at cqww.com = e-mail submission of SSB CQWW logs. See rules
or write-up for proper format.
2. cw at cqww,com = e-mail submission of CW CQWW logs. See rules or
write-up for proper format.
3. questions at cqww.com = this address is for general questions
about the rules or CQWW; requests for an entrant's computer
analysis or other information.
4. awards at cqww.com = inquires about a missing CQWW(ONLY CQWW)
award, or entrant's adr change for award delivery. Please include
answers to the following: YEAR OF AWARD, MODE, CERTIFICATE OR
TROPHY, CALL USED, CATEGORY ENTERED, OPERATOR OR OPERATORS, NAME
AND ADDRESS WHERE AWARD SHOULD BE SENT. Do not request missing 1996
awards until Dec 1997.
I think contesters will realize that the CQWW is trying very hard
to fulfill it's award obligation to the winners.
All winners of the 1996 CQWW will have their award mailed by Oct
20/Nov 20, 1997. After a reasonable mail delivery time, if you are
still missing an award you can contact <awards at cqww.com>. We will
take your request seriously and respond.
k3est at netcom.com
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