[CQ-Contest] K4OJ recognition

Jim Cain cainjim at mindspring.com
Mon Feb 16 09:52:36 EST 2004

Thom, WI8W said:

>>>How come nobody thought of this while he was alive?

>>>He might have enjoyed the attention.

>>>Honoring someone after they have passed on instead of when they are alive is one of my pet peeves. Think about it.

>>>If someone is so special after death, what were they when they were alive? Probably the same, so why not honor someone like Jim while they are alive.

>>>I sure wish I had known him.


>>>Thom WI8W

Thom: Your points are well taken. It's all about politics, knowing the "right" people, and shameless self-promotion. None of which apply to Jim White, K4OJ.

Two years ago I tried to nominate the most deserving person on the planet for the CQ Contest Hall of Fame (not K4OJ), and could not jump through the hurdles. I tried to get others involved, with no success. 

No good deed goes unpunished.

Jim Cain, K1TN

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