[CQ-Contest] Contest Support
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Wed Aug 3 05:43:50 EDT 2005
Jim N3BB wrote:
> 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.
I'm 20 years old and ham radio is an expensive enough hobby as it is
(in particular contesting). Do you think I can really afford to pour
yet more money down the drain on magazines where the only thing I'm
really interested are contest results - which would be like, what,
two issues out of twelve per year? Thanks but no thanks.
I mean, I participate in Russian DX Contest as well as the plethora
of other contests in the calendar, but I'm not going to subscribe to
a Russian journal just to get my results [if the Russian DX
committee posted results only in the Russian national journal].
Luckily, RDXC committee don't publish their results in a magazine.
They publish them *online* for all to see and they go yet further.
I think I'll continue trying to save my money to operate from a
station from the Caribbean someday. *Not* spending money on magazine
Simon Pearson M0CLW
WWYC #452 | G6PZ CG
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