[CQ-Contest] [VHFcontesting] What cost and expected benefit to compete?
ADUHAWK at aol.com
Sat Aug 13 19:49:21 EDT 2005
We're entering the "what is the value added" arena with entry fees. For
casual contesters, any fee would be a disincentive. Many would protest loudly and
go away mad. Those who mount contest expeditions are already paying out of
Regular gas was $2.64/gallon in my neighborhood today; and I know that it's
more than that elsewhere, but the 1000 miles we're going to drive during the
September contest (14 mpg in our rovermobile) plus the overnight stay...
A $25 fee wouldn't keep us from doing it, but we would want quicker results,
fancier prizes better publicity and more space in the magazine and on the
website. I dot think that the sponsors should use the funds as positive revenue
generation. Otherwise we'd already have the "Budweiser World Wide WPX."
I think that this is one of those places that fools rush in. No more pay to
73, Tim K0PG
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