[CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results
W0MU Mike Fatchett
w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu May 18 01:06:56 EDT 2006
No front cover billing of the SS contest results or the 160 test either.
The SS results used to take up a good number of pages in the magazine.
It is a shame.
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of W2RU - Bud Hippisley
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 5:56 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results
June 2006 QST contains a double-barreled reminder of the unfortunate ARRL
policy re non-publishing of contest results.
I was in the midst of hopping between the 2005 Phone SS and 2005 160 Meter
write-ups when I realized that I would not be seeing results of my own or my
friends' efforts in those pages. Instead of the articles provoking
enjoyment and anticipation for upcoming contests, my initial interest turned
to frustration and disappointment.
With all due respect to Ford and Kelly, I firmly believe a simple tabulation
-- in print -- of *all* (repeat -- *all*) entrants by Division and Section
does more to encourage youngsters, non-contesters, and our fellow club
members to get on and make QSOs than all the wordsmithing about a handful of
elite category leaders.
Furthermore, the inclusion of photographs of entrants whose calls and
results do not appear elsewhere in those two articles is rotten journalism.
Even low-budget local weekly newspapers know better than to do that.
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