[CQ-Contest] Contest Support

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mts.net
Fri Aug 5 09:42:41 EDT 2005

I guess by some folk's interpretation of life, once you've spent a certain
amount on contesting, you're no longer allowed to have fun in contests. What
level is that? $10,000? $20,000? $100,000? Curious minds want to know.

If something that is only a hobby is not enjoyable, at whatever level to
which you aspire or however you define enjoyable, why do it?

None of this means you don't take it seriously. It just means to remember
why you're doing it in the first place.

73, kelly

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zack Widup" <w9sz at prairienet.org>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Support

> On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 K3BU at aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 8/4/05 11:25:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
v49a at yahoo.com
> > writes:
> >
> > >>"We should be operating the contests for fun.  Period."
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > ------
> > I am signing under this phrase, it is hard to say better. And shorter,
> > Period. End of story.
> > <<
> >
> > Finally someone opened my eyes: "it is not important to win (in
> > it is important to have fun (participate)"
> > All those people who compete for "cheap certificates" and trying to
prove or
> > achieve something are (now turns out) M0RONs!?!
> > So all you (we) guys who bothered with antenna farms, rooms full of
> > equipment, traveling to exotic places to win or lose contest are "don't
get it".
> > Don't feel bad, look at all those car, boat, plane racers, base-, foot-,
> > volley-... ball players and spectators are all "nuts!"
> > I just realized that I wasted my life on some of competing, shouda have
> > on front of TV with beerbootle and had jus' "fun".  Oh well...
> Show of hands - how many of you feel a letdown after the contest ends ...
> not because you lost or didn't do as well as you hoped you'd do, but
> rather just because the contest was over?
> (I raise my hand.)
> 73, Zack W9SZ
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