[CQ-Contest] Sprint Date Change

Ron Feutz feutz at wctc.net
Thu Dec 11 21:58:10 EST 2003


I regret putting my personal anecdotes in my first post.  Any individual's 
personal convenience or inconvenience is irrelevant.
This is a simple fairness issue.  Those of us with lives outside radio, 
which is most of us, plan our contesting months in advance.  To make a last 
minute change (yes, two months is last minute) after plans have been made 
is not fair.  We are not the "unlucky people who got stiffed".  We are the 
ones who had every right to be confident in the integrity of the published 
schedules and planned accordingly.


Ron - WA9IRV

At 04:30 PM 12/11/2003 -0600, you wrote:
> >The ability to plan in advance is very important for many
> >of us, I would hope contest organizers will keep that in mind.
>I would have to say that apparently the contest organizers do keep this in
>mind the vast majority of the time, given the relatively small number of
>times contest periods have been changed, compared to the number of times
>they have remained as announced.  even the Sprint itself has a
>better-than-95%-record on this.
>Another way to look at it, I suppose, is if there have been 15 negative
>posts out of 500 cq-contest readers, then the vast majority may, in fact,
>not mind.  Kudos to the vocal minority for making their voices heard.
>Really it could have been anyone who drew the short straw.  (I know I'd be
>miffed if the change took me out of the competition).  We're certainly
>hearing from the unlucky people who got stiffed.
>Like W4AN, I will miss everyone who can't make it because of the change.  I
>am for the 'Valentines Proviso' effective immediately.  I'd encourage anyone
>who feels the same to post accordingly.
>Mark, N5OT
>PS (I like Kenneth Harker's idea best of all, however, I had already made
>alternate plans with my Valentine  :)
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