[CQ-Contest] Contest Support

Robert Shapiro Robert_Shapiro at cox.net
Sun Aug 7 10:16:59 EDT 2005

Mal, I think you're going to be on a bandwagon with very few 
passengers.  While I had one problem several years ago with getting a 
certificate from CQ in any kind of a timely manner, CQWW DX to most folks 
and myself is the premiere contest and I still participate with much joy 
those two weekends each fall.  A group of outstanding individuals do their 
best job each year to perform the log checking and other related tasks that 
take place in the background.  Like others have said, if you wish to fix 
it, then volunteer to provide some sort of assistance.  Otherwise, let's 
please move on to another topic!

73, Rob  ND3A

P.S.  I almost let my subscription to CQ lapse due to a hectic work 
schedule (shame on me).  I not only renewed it, but also subscribed to CQ 
VHF with my renewal of VHF+ participation.

At 03:45 AM 8/7/2005 +0000, N7MAL wrote:

>This is interesting because I've been emailing privately with Jim, N6TJ.
>Here is an excerpt:
>""If, as you and others, suggest contesting is such a small part of CQ 
>then, why not suggest to them to get out of the contest business. 
>Completely 100% stop supporting all contests. It would be an interesting 
>challenge. I will even help them get started, I will never ever, again, 
>participate in any contest sponsored by CQ Magazine. I'm old, tired, and 
>don't need or want the aggravation. This way I'll be fresher for ARRL and 
>other contests. It's a win/win for both of us: CQ won't make me upset and 
>in turn I will not be bludgeoning them for their gross incompetence in 
>running contests.......
>Jim I feel like a new man...............""
>I think it will be interesting to see how many more guys jump on the 
>bandwagon. We've started the train moving.
>MAL                N7MAL
>Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
>It's already tomorrow in Australia
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Rick Bullon
>   To: cq-contest at contesting.com
>   Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 2:31
>   Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Support
>   Ok here my solution to the problem. If I don't subscribe to CQ ( and I
>   don't) I will never see the results. If I win a cert or plaque I will 
> never
>   see it. So I will operate the CQ contests but never submit a log. If 
> more of
>   us do this then the log checkers at CQ will see the number of submitted 
> logs
>   fall sharply and maybe the will realize the problem. Also I will be a 
> Nil in
>   everyone's logs that submits a logs thus more people will be upset I will
>   have fun in the contest and not miss anything as CQ doesn't do anything 
> but
>   make the rules No results for non subscribers and not cert. or plaques for
>   the winners
>   For me it is a win win solution
>   73
>   Rick
>   kc5ajx
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