[CQ-Contest] My short letter to NAQP

Paul Gentry Paul at k9pg.com
Thu Dec 23 13:58:21 PST 2010

I just fired this off to the NAQP CW manager.   Stuff like this is pretty much why I quit contesting.

Paul K9PG

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Paul Gentry 
To: WA7BNM Bruce 
Cc: K0AD Al 
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:56 PM


Back in 1995 when Jay Leno interviewed Hugh Grant after he cheated on Elizabeth Hurley with a hooker... the first question he asked Hugh was "What the hell were you thinking?"

I can't help but ask myself the same question about the recent goings on with you and NAQP CW.   Skimmer?   The NR5M score??  Not rescheduling because of ARRL RTTY Round up???   And then going back to the KL9A thing a few years ago?????

Bruce... this is exactly why I quit contesting. When people do things like what you're doing to K5GA, what you did to KL9A, not rescheduling because of an obvious foreseen disaster, and then this whole skimmer thing... it just makes contesting not fun anymore.

NAQP CW used to be one of best contests out there.... and now it's pretty much completely ruined.

There comes a point in time when common sense should prevail.  It obviously has not been exercised at all here.  For the sake of this once great contest, I hope you decide to exercise it soon.



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