[CQ-Contest] 2002 ARRL DX Phone Results Available

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mb.sympatico.ca
Thu Sep 26 11:16:43 EDT 2002


Let's see. All you have to do is wait until the magazine is published. Then
the results will be on-line. How long does it take the printed version of
QST to arrive in Australia? In Finland? In Lower Slobovia? I bet it takes a
while. Meantime, you get the advantage of being able to see the results
on-line well before the magazine arrives.You just don't get to see them as
early as members.

NOBODY IS SAYING YOU DON'T GET TO SEE THEM. You just don't get them as fast
as the people who pay the ARRL's bills. NOBODY IS SAYING YOU HAVE TO JOIN
ARRL TO SEE THEM. You just have to wait a bit. Sheesh. It's not like
anybody's slaughtering your firstborn.

The level of acrimony displayed is frightening considering how truly small
and insignificant a provocation this is. Particularly set against the
knowledge that the current system provides international participants with
results far faster than the pre-Web environment that required you to wait
until the magazine arrived in your home country. Heck, now you don't even
need to buy the magazine.

Perhaps the solution is for the ARRL to abandon the practice of posting
anything to the Web. And having done that, perhaps the ARRL needs to delay
delivery of domestic copies of QST so domestic delivery coincides with
international delivery. That way, everybody gets the September issue at the
same time. In October.

Isn't that how socialism works? Equal suffering for all?

Criminies, folks. A little reasonableness, OK?

73, kelly, ve4xt
CU in the contest. All contests.

----- Original Message -----
From: "M.Sivcevic, VK4DX" <radio at stelex.com.au>
To: "Bill Tippett" <btippett at alum.mit.edu>
Cc: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2002 ARRL DX Phone Results Available

> Members only ?  Excuse me ... ! Wasn't that INTERNATIONAL contest ?
> So I, from Australia, should become a member of the radio league of USA
> to see the scores online ?
> This is completely pathetic. Just as sick as it can get.
> At least I know what contest I will NOT participate in 2003 for sure. No
> way ! I guess they should change the rules: Only members can participate
> 73 CU in some other contest.
> Mike, VK4DX
> Bill Tippett wrote:
> > http://www2.arrl.org/members-only/contests/
> >
> >                                 73,  Bill  W4ZV
> >
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