[CQ-Contest] Sprint date change - I am NOT HAPPY

Scott R. w4pa at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 11 08:20:27 EST 2003

>It was quickly determined that the weekend of January 31/Feb 1 would
>a better time for the contest.  Therefore, the "new formula" for the
>CW Sprint date in February contains an exception for when the contest
>falls on Valentines Day, where it will jump up two weeks (before the
>phone Sprint).  This still avoids any conflict with the FOC marathon. 

That's great.  TERRIFIC.  I scheduled myself for a trip that weekend
because, of course, the CW Sprint is the weekend of February 15th and I
wanted to be sure I'd be around that weekend to operate it.

I have to say that changing the date of a contest two months beforehand
when the date has been published for quite some time in advance is a
BAD IDEA.  We did this with the CW Sprint to avoid Labor Day weekend
once before on short notice and that short-notice date change was
shouted down.  I strongly suggest this change be revoked, Tree.

Anyone else ticked off about this?

Scott Robbins, W4PA

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