[CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results

Dale Putnam daleputnam at hotmail.com
Fri May 19 08:04:03 EDT 2006

And.... in the years to come... when one wishes to cast a look into the past... where does he go to check on old contest results.. ??
This is very disturbiing, not only do they not publish what we want... they have mislaid the idea that the customer comes first...
And.. one last question... a simple one... Ham radio.. the service we love and use ... is a non commercial service. 
Is the content of email always non commercial..? No quotes necessary.. Webster maybe... FCC maybe but not quotes around 
non-commercial.. It is not a grey area. 
Thanks for the bankwidth.... and you know something..?  Contests are non commercial too. Never made a cent on an exchange yet.
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Dale - WC7S in Wy

> From: N7MAL at CITLINK.NET> To: W2RU at frontiernet.net; cq-contest at contesting.com> Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 22:53:36 +0000> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results> > The problem here is a very simple one to understand, especially if you can ever sit down one on one with folks at the ARRL, (who are willing to talk). QST no longer represents our interests, especially contesters. It is a revenue generator controlled by financial types. I have been told ""the ARRL / QST is a business first.""> I consider myself to be an average reader of QST, the first thing I look at when QST arrives is the Silent Keys and if I'm not listed there the very next place I used to go was Contest Corral / Results. Everyone, I don't care who you are, likes to see his name/call in print. We like seeing where we stand with our contesting peers. Some financial 'knot-head' decided it was a waste of time/space publishing complete results. You would think the contests the ARRL sponsors would give maximum exposure to the results and how the competitors faired. Do you suppose the 5 or 10 year business plan calls for eliminating contests sponsored by the ARRL? Even worse QST will be renamed 'Shack-on-a-Belt.'> > MAL       > N7MAL> BULLHEAD CITY, AZ> http://www.ctaz.com/~suzyq/N7mal.htm> http://geocities.com/n7mal/> Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.> It's already tomorrow in Australia> >   ----- Original Message ----- >   From: W2RU - Bud Hippisley >   To: cq-contest at contesting.com >   Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 23:55>   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.> >   Sad.> >   Bud, W2RU> >   _______________________________________________>   CQ-Contest mailing list>   CQ-Contest at contesting.com>   http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest> > > >   -- >   No virus found in this incoming message.>   Checked by AVG Free Edition.>   Version: 7.1.392 / Virus Database: 268.6.0/341 - Release Date: 5/16/2006> > _______________________________________________> CQ-Contest mailing list> CQ-Contest at contesting.com> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest
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