[CQ-Contest] New log deadline for ARRL contests?

Gary Ferdinand W2CS W2CS at bellsouth.net
Wed Jun 5 10:24:11 EDT 2002

This is an excellent idea.  A week would not be too short, in my opinion,
especially given Dan's flexibility for special occasions.

73/Gary W2CS

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> Subject: [CQ-Contest] New log deadline for ARRL contests?
> At Saturday's meeting of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, Dan N1ND made a
> lively and informative presentation on developments at the ARRL Contest
> Branch.  Many of these have to do with contest coverage and are already
> familiar to readers of CQ-Contest.
> One change that was new to me is a shorter deadline for
> submitting logs for
> ARRL contests --- instead of 30 days after the contest, it would
> be 15 days
> after the contest.  (As I recall, Dan said that this would apply to the
> 2002 November Sweepstakes and later contests.  From later information,
> however, it is not clear to me whether the change has been adopted or is
> merely under consideration.)  Members of the audience had a number of
> comments, bringing out pros and cons.  The discussion revealed
> the need for
> flexibility (e.g., someone may enter the ARRL DX Contest as a DXpedition
> during the course of a longer trip and not be able to send in the log
> within the 15 days), and Dan indicated that he could handle such special
> situations.
> I'm curious to know what the broader contesting community sees as the
> practical implications of such a change.
> 73, Dave K1HT
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