[CQ-Contest] Your thoughts on this one

Stuart Santelmann kc1f at adelphia.net
Sun Dec 1 21:28:21 EST 2002


    Well, I guess I'm in the minority on this one.  I don't see a problem
with providing the requested information.  Nowhere does it say that the
person requesting the information is doing so to prepare a contest log
submission.  I'm wondering why someone would read an intent to this posting
that isn't stated explicitly.  Why wouldn't these kids just be trying to
restore their log info just for the personal satisfaction involved ?  Isn't
that why we all do contesting ?  If we're trying to discourage newcomers to
our hobby, this would be one of the ways to do it...

                                                Regards                Stu

> I received the following email today.  What would you guys do?......Names
> calls changed to protect the innocent.
> Subj:    Phone Sweepstakes
> Date:   11/30/02 8:27:30 PM Greenwich Standard Time
> Hi...
>    We need your help.
>     During the recent ARRL Phone Sweepstakes you made contact with the
> XYZ Radio Club, Jr located near Anytown.
>     XYZ is an amateur radio club just for kids and we had the
> pleasure of making a contact with you using our club call: W1XYZ   We
> had six kids ranging in age from 7 through 14 yrs old participating in
> the contest.  The kids made most of the contacts and did most of the
> logging until they crashed around 0300 local.  They picked back up
> around 0700.
> Unfortunately, due to youthful handwriting, a cranky laptop and old
> technology, we lost several entries from the contest.  We have recovered
> most of the "lost" information but a few still need a few holes filled.
>  In most cases the only thing we're missing are the serial numbers from
> the exchange.
> Can you confirm our contact and the serial number you provided to us?
> Thanks much.
> This was the first real contest for XYZ and the kids set some
> challenging goals for themselves:  WAS and a clean sweep.  They just
> missed both because they never heard Nevada.
> Hope to work you next year.
> 73 de W1XYZ

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