[CQ-Contest] CQ WPX Contest Awards

Tonno Vahk tonno.vahk at mail.ee
Fri Apr 1 12:10:37 EST 2005

Unfortunately I have to agree that Steve is impossible to contact. I sent 
him numerous e-mails last year trying to get my 2003 WPX UBN report. No 
answer. I met him in CCF meeting in OH in January and he said that UBN is 
available, just send email.

Well, tried the whole January and February and March, several e-mails and 
again nothing. It really damages the contest  if you are unable to get even 
clear descriptions of the rules. It is not spelled out what the penalties 
are, it is not sure what they check and if number is incorrect then who 
loses QSOs, etc...

Compare that to RDXC or EUHFC or EU Sprint organisation and it makes me 
wonder why I even participate in WPX any more....


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel"Danny" Horvat T93M" <t93m at t93m.com>
To: <CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
Sent: 1. aprill 2005. a. 8:21
Subject: [CQ-Contest] CQ WPX Contest Awards

> Here are few thing to think about.
> We all like contests and also like to be awarded  for our efforts. To
> some it' s just another trophy hanging on the wall but to some "small
> pistols" that piece of wood can mean a world.
> Trophy for at least all single band LP/HP entries would spike interest
> in contesting as well as competition.
> WPX contest has very limited number of trophy donors and that has to be
> better even though almost everyone favor CQWW contest. Ever since I won
> one i felt obligation to donate one.
> Now how to do it?
> I asked same question and was directed to cqwpx.com to contact contest
> director, currently  Steve, K6AW.  I did it last year and was told that
> since he just took over from N8BJQ I  should contact him latter.  Well ,
> I did send 4 emails in past 3 moths to all email addresses listed on
> official WPX website as well as QRZ.com and address found in archive of
> Contesting.com. Last one I also forwarded to N8BJQ who promptly
> responded explaining me that Steve travels a lot and he is probably on
> HC8 for ARRL contest  and probably as soon as he comes back I will get
> respond.
> I guess Steve receives a lot of  emails and probably overlooked all four
> of mine. How many others?  Do not get me wrong, I am not saying that
> Steve does bad job as contest director but only that in today world it
> is easy to organize simple stuff  like web site with all informations
> HOW and WHERE.
> I am sure that all of you will agree that with simple web site and
> mail-form to apply for sponsorship will make contests more popular.
> As well with help of PAYPAL donors can pay for one without even
> contacting the contest director.
> I am willing to help, If  I do not know how then certainly can find
> someone who does.
> 73 Danny, T93M
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