[CQ-Contest] CQ-WW-CW Date ??

john battin jbattin at email.msn.com
Mon Aug 3 22:14:17 EDT 1998

I have always found the cqww cw date the only one that was compatable with
work...A long Thanksgiving week-end ... eat turkey and then a free day to
get ready to contest. John
-----Original Message-----
From: gi0kow <gi0kow at gi0nwg.demon.co.uk>
To: Dale Jones K5MM <ddjones at nas.com>
Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Date: Monday, August 03, 1998 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ-WW-CW Date ??

>In message <m0z32vy-000CBQC at cleese.nas.com>, Dale Jones K5MM
><ddjones at nas.com> writes
>> Gents:
>> Barry, W2UP, suggests changing the date of CQ-WW-CW to one that does not
>> routinely fall on AMERICAN Thanksgiving.  Why in the hell do so many of
>> you guys jump all over him for SUGGESTING that?
>> It's an AMERICAN contest
>> The AMERICAN's set the date in the first place.
>> There just MIGHT be a better date for EVERYONE.
>> Maybe it is a BAD idea to change that date, but for gods sake, it should
>>     be debated if someone wants to do so.
>> I can tell you that the HALF of entrants who are American struggle with
>>    that date, primarily for Family reasons.
>> The non-American guys certainly should have their say on when to best
>>    hold the contest
>> BUT----just because the date has been there since 1849, doesn't seem to
>> a particularly good reason why it should continue to be there.  At the
>> debate it openly and in good faith, without the sucky goody-goody
>> 73
>> Dale  K5MM
>HI Dale + Group,
>For me personally the date of the CQWW contests are not a major issue, i
>do my utmost to ensure that i have ample free time to take part. I know
>its not always easy especially for those with family responsibilties,
>but to me CQWW is not just a contest, it is THE CONTEST, the ultimate
>challenge and operating event in the calender. Whatever date CQWW is on
>ill be there.. hopefully.
>I wonder though could Dale elaborate on what he means by CQWW is an
>AMERICAN contest? I have always thought of CQWW as a major WORLDWIDE
>Hope this message dosnt fall into the sucky goody goody description.
>Robert Cummings GI0KOW
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