[CQ-Contest] Re: CQ-Contest Digest, Vol 12, Issue 38

Jim Fitzpatrick jhfitzpa at wiscmail.wisc.edu
Thu Dec 11 16:10:37 EST 2003

I'm with Scott on this one. This won't affect me a whole lot personally, 
since I can operate either weekend (I think, depending on my work schedule 
for Jan which hasn't appeared yet), although the originally scheduled 
weekend would be much better for me. I think it's a bad precedent to do 
this on what amounts to about 6 weeks notice when the schedule has been set 
for some time in publications and on the web. It's not exactly like when 
sprints have been cancelled or rescheduled for natural disasters or 
terrorist acts as in the past. Valentine's Day is nice, but it's not 
exactly a major holiday. Let's face it, most years WW CW falls on the 
weekend following Thanksgiving, and WPX CW falls on Memorial Day, major 
holidays. These are 2 of my favorite contests, and I'd rather they be some 
other weekends, but like most people I work around it. People have 
discussed this issue in the past (please don't start another discussion 
about this), but no rescheduling has occurred. Valentine's Day is Saturday. 
Take your significant other out to brunch, and operate the contest.

My $.02


At 12:00 PM 12/11/2003 -0500, you wrote:

>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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