[CQ-Contest] making lemonade (was: ARRL report on line scores decision)
Randy Thompson, K5ZD
k5zd at charter.net
Fri Jul 26 21:10:28 EDT 2002
> I have never understood the logic of encouraging everyone to enter
contests and then
> penalizing non-ARRL members with a 30 day waiting period.
Maybe to encourage people to join the ARRL? Seems a reasonable goal since
they are sponsoring the event...
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:cq-contest-admin at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Sylvan Katz
> Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 15:06 PM
> To: Contest Reflector
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] making lemonade (was: ARRL report on line
> scores decision)
> > I wouldn't mind 15 days either, but I can't, for the life of me, figure
> > why that should improve timeliness of result delivery by more than 15
> > days. Put another way, all of what Trey proposes could be implemented
> > as well if the deadline remained 30 days.
> Excellent point! 15 days is a small saving -- 6-12 months is a big saving.
> It would be less disruptive to leave the submission window at 30 days and
> have the results posted to the web within 60 days.
> BUT what happens if you are not an ARRL member - do you have to wait an
> additional 30 days until, for example, the SS results are release from the
> members only section? I have never understood the logic of encouraging
> everyone to enter contests and then penalizing non-ARRL members with a 30
> day waiting period. I wonder if this annoying and discriminating
> policy will
> change with movement of line scores to the web?
> .. sylvan
> Sylvan Katz, VE5ZX
> Saskatoon, SK
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