[CQ-Contest] Hurting the WPX CW
k4bai at worldnet.att.net
Thu Apr 19 11:58:51 EDT 2001
Actually, there is another dimension to having the contests on a holiday
weekend. Surely this is not worse than having CQWW CW on the weekend after
Thanksgiving (most years). But a Monday holiday after a contest weekend
gives us a chance to return from our contest locations (such as at W4AN's
station, 3 1/2 hours' drive from here), rest up some, and not have to take a
vacation day or a day's leave from work. I may be in a minority, but I work
for the U.S. Government and a major contest on a weekend before a Monday
holiday is a big bonus for me. 73, John, K4BAI/8P9HT.
Larry N7DF wrote:
> Personally I think that having the CQWPX CW on Memorial Day weekend =
> hurts it more than anything else possibly could.
> There are enough non-holiday weekends this time of year that it should =
> be possible to have it on a weekend when more people would be at home =
> looking for a way to spend some time rather than getting outdoors after =
> a long cold winter.
> My operations in CQWPX CW have been few and far between because I would =
> rather spend some quality time doing other things on my Memorial Day =
> holiday, and that says a lot considering how much I enjoy contesting.
> How about a vote on moving the CQWPX CW to a non-holiday weekend like =
> the first weekend of June?
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