[CQ-Contest] ARRL Triple Play Award

Randy Thompson k5zd at charter.net
Sun Jul 27 12:32:33 EDT 2008

RTTY will be the easiest mode.  Those guys are great at uploading to LOTW
right after the contest.  The rest of the modes will depend on how well guys
in ND are at uploading!

Randy, K5ZD
6BDXCC and 6BWAS via LotW 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of David Gilbert
> Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 2:50 AM
> To: CQ-Contest at contesting. com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Triple Play Award
>  From the latest ARRL Letter:
> "The Board voted to create a Triple Play Award. This new 
> award, set to be implemented by January 2009, will be given 
> to those amateurs who achieve Worked All States (WAS) on 
> voice, CW and digital modes.  All 150 QSLs must be 
> exclusively via Logbook of The World (LoTW).  Only those 
> contacts made after the awards start date will be eligible."
> The award itself sounds interesting, but the LoTW requirement 
> makes it even more interesting.  I wonder how long (and how 
> many contacts) it will take someone to achieve certificate 
> #1.  It's entirely possible to work all states on a 
> particular mode in a single weekend contest (K7ZB and I have 
> even done it twice as M/S on 160m), but getting all 
> confirmations through LoTW sounds quite challenging.  I'm not 
> trying to knock LoTW, but at the current hit ratio most users 
> report for the system, this seems like less of an operating 
> award and more like a recruitment award ... i.e., how 
> effective are you at sending emails 
> after the contact and begging folks to upload their logs to LoTW.   
> Maybe that was the League's intent.
> 73,
> Dave   AB7E
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