[CQ-Contest] On-line WPX certificates

Jack Brindle jackbrindle at earthlink.net
Mon May 18 08:59:06 PDT 2009

OK, so a quick followup to my own post. Things changed since I played  
with the web site last evening, and now I find that a call search from  
the first URL _does_ give me a listing with the cert link. That was  
quick, and well done!

For those who tried the link yesterday and didn't find it working, try  
it again. You might have to use the refresh button, but the link is  
definitely there.

Nice Job!

On May 18, 2009, at 6:44 AM, Julius Fazekas wrote:

> Jim,
> Follow the link, do a search for your call. That will bring up a  
> screen with all the WPX events you've participated in (not sure how  
> far back it goes, at least to 2006)
> To the right of each line, there is a column for certificates. If  
> there is one available it will be highlighted/linked. Select that  
> and it will take you to a PDF of the certificate.
> Not all entries have links.
> In some ways it is much nicer, you can print it on what ever you  
> like and whatever size you want, use it in presentations.
> The Ontario QSO Party has done this in the past too.
> Considering costs for the sponsor to mail all of these, and those  
> who might not want/need another certificate. I think this a is a  
> great option.
> You can use all your awards as screen saver motivational tools ;o)
> 73,
> Julius
> Julius Fazekas
> N2WN
> Tennessee Contest Group
> http://www.k4ro.net/tcg/index.html
> Tennessee QSO Party: Sunday, 6 Sept 2009
> http://www.tnqp.org/
> Elecraft K2/100 #4455
> Elecraft K3/100 #366
> --- On Mon, 5/18/09, James Cain <jamesdavidcain at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: James Cain <jamesdavidcain at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [CQ-Contest] On-line WPX certificates
>> To: "Thompson, Randy" <k5zd at charter.net>
>> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
>> Date: Monday, May 18, 2009, 7:17 AM
>> Hi Randy: On-line certificates --
>> great idea!
>> I don't see the "CERT link," at the URL you provided,
>> though.
>> What's next? Plaques and trophies on demand? Can holograms
>> be e-mailed?
>> Those with full bore Adobe Acrobat will be able to edit and
>> enhance their certificates with things like "K1TN, High
>> Single Operator Low Power CW, Milky Way Galaxy. (I know this
>> would go a long way in enhancing my fragile self esteem!)
>> Your post doesn't say, in so many words, that certificates
>> will no longer be sent from WPX HQ. Is this the case?
>> Certainly seems logical to me, and "green," too.
>> You and your helpers have enhanced the WPX experience
>> through your web efforts and I think it will encourage
>> participation and log entries.
>> WPX CW is the best weekend of the year for a pee wee
>> station like mine so I'll try to put in a good effort. It
>> will be interesting to gauge 2009 participation in one of
>> those rare years when the contest isn't held on Memorial Day
>> weekend in the Colonies.
>> I wish I knew a local from whom I could borrow a prefix
>> with more dB than "K2." Maybe CQ could open a "Prefix Bank"
>> of people willing to rent their obscure prefixes for the
>> weekend.
>> Speaking of the Colonies, the term "bank holiday" is
>> British, I know, but it has negative connotations for those
>> of us who had parents who survived the Great Depression.
>> (That would be the 1930s for you young people on the
>> reflector.)
>> Jim Cain, K1TN/2
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