[CQ-Contest] Contest Support

Jim George n3bb at mindspring.com
Tue Aug 2 10:03:08 EDT 2005

At 11:50 AM 8/2/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>One contester said "I don't subscribe to CQ mag, so I never know how I 
>do.  Has the contest become a marketing ploy for subscriptions?"


>Another contester said "Well if that is their plan it's not working very 
>well, at least by me. I gave up years ago. I still participate in their 
>contests and submit my logs but that's it.  (snip) ... from my point of 
>view I'm supporting fellow contesters by participating in a CQ Contest not 
>CQ Magazine."

I don't understand.  From my point of view, contesters should support 
organizations which sponsor and support contesting.  This takes a great 
deal of work.  There aren't that many.  Contesting oriented magazines are 
not a great profit makers.  The least I can do here, for my competitive 
hobby, is to subscribe to both CQ and to the NCJ.

I don't understand how people who are contesters actually are complaining 
about the sponsors while not supporting these sponsoring organizations.

Jim George N3BB  

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