[CQ-Contest] TV program - "The Competition" & Contesting

Tom Wagner tomwagner at mindspring.com
Sun Feb 4 13:32:34 EST 2001

The email below is a response to a message I sent to
A&E.  They have a program called "The Competition"
that covers oddball competitions, such as BBQ cook-
offs and the like.

Well, what competition is more oddball than ham radio
contesting?  If a few people sent pictures of their
antenna farms and invited them to film them in CQWW
this fall, maybe we could get some free publicity for this
thing we love.

Tom Wagner - N1MM
Check out the N1MM Free Contest Logger at

----- Original Message -----
From: Viewer Relations <viewr2 at>
To: Tom Wagner <tomwagner at mindspring.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: programming | general |

 > At 02:44 PM 1/21/01 -0500, you wrote:
 > >User Name: Tom  Wagner
 > >:::
 > >User Comments:
 > >I'd like to see "The Competition" cover a major ham radio contest. These
 > guys sometimes have four or more towers up to 300' tall, huge antennas and
 > up to six radios operating at the same time, trying to beat other stations
 > in different parts of the world. The contests last 48 hours and as many as
 > 10,000 stations are contacted around the world. The largest contest is in
 > November and sponsored by CQ Magazine -- http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > >:::
 > >
 > Dear A&E Viewer,
 > Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding programming on A&E.
 > We appreciate the program suggestions you mentioned.  We will certainly
 > keep your comments in mind as we acquire future programming for A&E.
 > Viewer correspondence  is the best way for us to know what subjects
 > interest our viewers.  Be assured that we will continue to try and acquire
 > comparable material, especially programs likely to attract viewers as
 > appreciative as yourself.
 > We appreciate your support.
 > Viewer Relations
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