[CQ-Contest] From 6Y1V
david.kopacz at aspwebhosting.com
Tue Sep 14 09:47:14 PDT 2010
This morning I received a certificate from CQ Magazine for the 2009 CQWW
CW DX Contest in the Multi-Two category for our score of 17,192,104.
Congratulations to Andy UU4JMG, Roger EA3ALZ, Alex OZ7AM and Alexander
RV9LM for the following accomplishments:
1st Place North America
3rd Place World
New Jamaican Record
These four young men are excellent CW ops. These individuals exemplified
good sportsmanship, integrity and commitment to the Amateur Radio
service and radio contesting. If these four young men are a
representative sample of the current pool of young radio operators
worldwide, the amateur radio service will be left in good hands.
I urge the local teams in each of their respective countries to consider
inviting them to join your ranks for future contests. You will not be
Thank you to CQ Magazine for this excellent contest and to the thousands
of amateur radio operators worldwide that provided us the valuable
points necessary to attain this achievement. As always, a special thanks
to my dear friend Krassy Petkov K1LZ for his support with the station
and youth program.
Unfortuantely, I will not be hosting the Young Ham Contest Program until
I find a new site for my next contest station. I can't over state how
much this program has touched our hearts and enriched our lives. Each
time Stacy and I sponsor a young ham, then travel to their home to meet
their families, we experience an outpouring of love and friendship that
is difficult to put into words.
Our experiences with this program over the past 6 years have been
incredible. I could never put into this program a fraction of what I
receive back from these kids and their families. I strongly urge those
with large contest stations to start a similar program of their own. It
really only takes a little efffort, planning and money. Although Krassy,
Stacy and I have personally financed these operations, I can envision
this being easily accomplished by your local club or contest group
through donations. It only takes a few thousand dollars to make a kids
dream come true and you don't have to take them to the Caribbean or
other exotic location to make them happy. Just imagine, a young ham from
a foreign country coming to the United States to be part of a team at a
large station like one of our Super Multi-Multi's. Imagine a young ham
from the United States getting to go to Europe or South America and
operate one of the big guns there. Most importantly, the impact you have
on these kids lives is unmeasurable.
Please consider sponsoring our youth for these opportunities.
David ~ KY1V
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