[CQ-Contest] WPX Plaques - Who should win them?

Richard L. King k5na at ecpi.com
Mon Mar 2 18:48:09 PST 2009

What if you were the second highest scoring station in the world 
behind me and we were both in Texas?

You say then you don't want your outstanding effort to be recognized?

I would have enough wood to build a tree and you would have nothing, 
nada, zippo. Even after all that great effort.

How many years would this need to happen before you decided you 
didn't want to work this contest anymore?

It isn't fair for your effort to go unrewarded. And the contest will 
suffer as a result.

73, Richard - K5NA

At 02:16 3/3/2009, Russell Hill wrote:
>Richard, if I were the 2nd top Texas station, I would be happy to 
>receive recognition for the extraordinary effort required for that 
>If you were the Top Texas station, then you should win the Top Texas 
>trophy, be it a wooden plaque or whatever.
>If you were also the top W5, Zone 4, USA, and world, that would not 
>make me the Top Texas station.  That would still be your accomplishment.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard L. King" <k5na at ecpi.com>
>To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>Cc: "Thompson, Randy" <k5zd at charter.net>
>Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 4:14 PM
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] WPX Plaques - Who should win them?
>>I guess I will take the unpopular position and say that I like the
>>plaque methodology that is already in place.
>>There is just a limited amount of money available for plaques.
>>To change to a winner-take-all for plaques would discourage some
>>participation and fail to recognize some extraordinary efforts from
>>other operators.
>>If I were to win the world-high, USA-high, Zone 4, W5 area, and top
>>Texas station plaques, I would be very happy receiving just the World
>>plaque. Why not share the wealth with others that made outstanding efforts?
>>Just how much wood do you want hanging on your wall anyway?
>>73, Richard - K5NA
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