[CQ-Contest] CQWW results

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mts.net
Sat Aug 6 09:17:52 EDT 2005

Hi Alan,

The only fly in your ointment is that the contesters you suggest would quit
the magazine already get the results and would have no reason to be pissed

The challenge for CQ would be to differentiate between those who are truly
disadvantaged in getting results and those who simply choose not to buy the
magazine. Then, they'd have to safeguard against free distribution of
results to isolated amateurs from disrupting their circulation.

The corollary to your proposal, of course, is that once results are
available freely, how many subscriptions and single-copy sales would CQ
lose? And while it is true that no publication lives on circulation
revenues, circulation is the only thing that interests advertisers.

Even the ARRL only provides non-members with a pdf of the magazine results,
not full results, so unless you make Top 10 or for some other reason get
written into the article, you're out of luck unless you're an ARRL member.

The Internet is a wonderful resource. A consequence of that is now everybody
expects information to be free.

My company doesn't work for free and I'm sure yours doesn't either. Why
should CQ be expected to?

73, kelly

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Zack" <k7acz at cox.net>
To: "Lee Hiers" <lee at aa4ga.com>
Cc: "CQ-Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQWW results

> All that I am asking is that CQ provide contest results to contesters who
> their contests on their CQ Contest website, PERIOD!
> What if enough contesters got pissed off enough to quit renewing their
> subscriptions?  They would go out of business.
> What is the problem of putting a .pdf or word doc listing of contesting
> on the internet that was previously posted in the magazine?
> Many DX'ers and especially those in 3rd world countries can't afford a
> subscription, and even if they did subscribe chances are the magazine
> reach them anyway.  Why shouldn't they be able to go to CQ's web site to
> their contest score?  CQ's Bread and Butter is contesting.  They should
> more support to their contests.
> I subscribe, but I don't want to have to sort through a stack of old
> to check out contest scores for various contests over the years.
> ARRL/QST does a great job of posting contest scores on their website.  CQ
> do the same.
> Lee Hiers wrote:
> > You really don't get it.  You're still basically asking CQ
> > to provide copyrighted material for all to see without
> > paying.
> >
> > I personally dislike CQ magazine, most specifically for
> > their apparent support of W5YI, whom I consider one of the
> > worst amateurs ever licensed.  Therefore, I no longer
> > subscribe.  The only issues I ever buy are those with
> > specific contest results which I'm interested in studying.
> > Under your plan of publishing the results for all to see,
> > they'd never see a penny from me.
> >
> >
> > 73 de Lee
> >
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