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

Ron Feutz feutz at wctc.net
Thu Dec 11 11:45:22 EST 2003


I'll second (and third) Scott's motion.  I planned my annual snowmobile 
trip for the weekend of Jan. 31 since it WAS major contest-free, and that 
can't be changed since 5 other guys have it on their calendars.  Also, I'll 
be in P40 on Feb 15, and my frustration at not being able to extend my stay 
for the ARRL CW was somewhat mitigated by the thought of getting a small 
fix from the Sprint.  So changing the date is a two-fer for me.
I know it was done with good intentions, but no good deed shall go 
unpunished.  Heck you guys - what's the big deal about Valentines?
I go fishing in Canada every Labor Day weekend, which is my 
Anniversary!  All it takes is a bigger bribe for your squeeze.


Ron - WA9IRV

At 08:20 AM 12/11/2003 -0800, you wrote:
> >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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