[CQ-Contest] WPX Plaques - Who should win them?
phriendly1 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 3 05:00:16 PST 2009
Yes, but will they tromp you from their station or by going to one of the super stations and kick your ass from there?
Big difference in bragging rights IMHO...
73 and such
Tennessee Contest Group
Tennessee QSO Party
Elecraft K2/100 #4455
Elecraft K3/100 #366
--- On Mon, 3/2/09, N7mal <n7mal at citlink.net> wrote:
> From: N7mal <n7mal at citlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WPX Plaques - Who should win them?
> To: "Russell Hill" <rustyhill at earthlink.net>, cq-contest at contesting.com, "Richard L. King" <k5na at ecpi.com>
> Cc: "Thompson, Randy" <k5zd at charter.net>
> Date: Monday, March 2, 2009, 11:40 PM
> Richard you are assuming(ass/u/me) a lot of things to be
> true that are not
> necessarily true. You are assuming you are good enough to
> beat the same guy
> year after year. You are assuming the guy is not trying to
> improve his
> station, and his operating technique. If it were 25 years
> ago and you beat
> me twice you wouldn't beat me the third time. Beating
> me twice would have
> been all the incentive I would need to tromp you in the
> next year. One thing
> I've learned about contesting is serious contesters
> have ego's, giant ego's.
> If that second place guy was serious he will get you.
> In a lot of contests a second place does get recognized
> with a certificate.
> I learned a long time ago a certificate is a lot more
> rewarding than just
> seeing your name/call in a magazine. Every certificate does
> come with a certain amount of bragging rights.
> Again just my -2cents worth
> BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
> Everyone in the world is
> entitled to be burdened
> by my opinion
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard L. King
> To: Russell Hill ; cq-contest at contesting.com
> Cc: Thompson, Randy
> Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 2:48
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WPX Plaques - Who should win
> What if you were the second highest scoring station in the
> 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
> nada, zippo. Even after all that great effort.
> How many years would this need to happen before you decided
> 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.
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