[CQ-Contest] Why Compete?

Jon Ogden jono at enteract.com
Wed Sep 15 18:10:00 EDT 1999

Steve Sacco NN4X wrote:

>"why would I even compete if I have a 50/50 chance to
>get my certificate if I am lucky enough to earn one "
>Maybe 'cause contesting is FUN?
>If you're not doing it for that, your're doing it for the wrong reasons.

Why is contesting to get an award for the wrong reason?

I compete to win.  Or at least I hope to and so do lots of other 
contestors.  Otherwise why compete?  Competition is fun because someone 
wins.  And winners should be rewarded.

I have fun trying to win.  Maybe you just have fun doing it for the heck 
of it.  I'd rather not compete if I am not intending or trying to win.  I 
have better things to do with my time.



The Second Amendment is NOT about duck hunting!

Jon Ogden

jono at enteract.com

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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