[CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes -Automatic Fill - 93 or 67

K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 12:12:30 PDT 2009

I wear big honkin' hearing aids and draw a VA disability for severe hearing 
damage from 3V8-days.

Someday I suppose it will become so severe that I can't compete.  In the 
meantime you won't be "making me feel bad" if I'm not spoon fed 
("pre-filled") the exchange information.  I don't want a "handicapped" 

It's a CONTEST, and that implies not every entrant will win, and that those 
with hearing challenges will have to develop compensatory skills.  If you 
don't have the skills needed to win, practice.

If practice embarrasses you, maybe contesting isn't your game --- I 
understand there are some nice DX nets that will help you compensate for 
your skill deficiencies.

73, de Hans, K0HB/W7
Master Chief Radioman, US Navy (Retired)
Now "Just a boy and his radio"

From: "Bill Haddon" <haddon.bill at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 1:39 PM
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes -Automatic Fill - 93 or 67

> RE use of prefills in SS:
>       Health stats suggest a high percentage of our community has
> significant hearing loss, especially those who served our country in 3V8.
> For this group, prefills and other data base, internet aids may allow them
> to participate in SS with more comfort -- otherwise they might be
> embarrassed or even unable to do so.  Likewise  hams new to cw may want to
> use these aids during learning. We shouldn't be making these folks feel 
> bad.

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