[CQ-Contest] Contest Support

Igor Sokolov ua9cdc at r66.ru
Wed Aug 3 11:19:49 EDT 2005

Being not subscribed to CQ one will not get his results. That is fine
if you are in the contest to get couple of more new countries and
have general fun. But then one should not feel to be obliged to send
contest log to CQ.
There is no point since you will not know your result anyway.
That in turn lowers the accuracy of the published results and affects
those participants who are subscribed. Therefore it leads to lower
participation of those who really competes. They start voting with
their feet. Casual participants start to find this particular contest
as hardly worth spending time in. Contest dies...
Very sad.... Can someone present the dynamics of received logs in CQ
contests for the last 4-5 years?
Pretty interesting to see where these contests go.

73, Igor UA9CDC

> >OK, in which case - where can I find the results online? I am not
> >subscriber to CQ Magazine, I have no interest in becoming a
> >subscriber (not to mention the fact that I cannot afford it) so
> >where can I find the full results online?
> so what you are really saying is not that you 'cannot afford it'
> that you choose to spend your money in a different manner. CQ
> Magazine sponsors the contest, sets the rules (directly or
> indirectly) and decides how the results will be published; what's
> wrong with that?
> I cannot speak for CQ Magazine but even though volunteers do a
> deal of unpaid, and often unappreciated, work to produce the
> the contests must, nevertheless, have a cost in terms of money or
> resources. CQ Magazine is a commercial operation which, presumably,
> hopes to turn a profit on its activities. They do not force you to
> enter their contests and they do not compel you to subscribe BUT if
> you want to see your call in print, subscribing is what you must
> It is worth remembering that some contests are only open to
> members/subscribers (some RSGB contests come to mind unless they
> changed) CQ Magazine has the right to run its contests as it
> though if the administration upsets too many people, they will vote
> with their feet.
> What it should not do is promise certificates/plaques and then fail
> to deliver them in a timely fashion... but that's another matter.
> Chris G3VBL/8P9EM

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