[CQ-Contest] Unusual contest behavior
ka8yyz at neo.rr.com
Thu Nov 5 19:40:09 EST 1998
I worked the CQWWDX with 2 other guys and made over 450 QSO's. I made out QSL
cards for ALL contacts myself and have most of them sent out. With CT and
some of the log programs, QSL'ing is alot easier. If a guy doesn't want to
QSL except to those who QSL him first, the job becomes easier. If he doesn't
want to QSL, just let everyone know, so they don't waste their time and
greenstamps. While QSLing is not a license requirement, I will continue to
QSL anyone in my log who wants one.
Jesse - KA8YYZ
K4WW at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 98-11-04 00:17:17 EST, you write:
> << Sometimes unsolicited qsl cards
> are a real pain in the a_ _! Especially if you get 2 or 3
> hundred of them. >>
> Tom. This "WORK ME IN THE CONTEST, THEN LEAVE ME ALONE"
> attitude that you exhibit and share with many others, IMHO, is
> "selfish and uncaring"!! Those 2 or 3 hundred QSL cards, just
> in case you have forgotten, represent an "equal" number of contacts,
> which if removed from your total, would greatly reduce your score.
> I you have not learned it by now, you should know that if you only
> work those that are "in the contest", you will not score well either.
> Personally, I answer all QSL requests, regardless of how they were
> requested. I would like to think that those QSL cards could make
> the difference in whether or not I get a contact from those stations
> the next time they hear me, and IMHO. it is also a "courtesy", something
> that is "severly missing" these days. I also fail to understand how "we"
> and spend $K's and countless hours building and making "our" station
> as competetive as possible, then "complain" about the meager amount
> of time and $, relatively speaking, necessary to return a QSL card,
> especially when it is accompanied with an SASE and "return postage"!!
> Shelby - K4WW
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