[CQ-Contest] Club/Group competition 275 km radius in CQ Contest (petition for change).

Joe nss at mwt.net
Thu Apr 7 06:37:06 PDT 2011

I'm probably going to be in the minority on this as  I have been on most 
other topics like this.

But I think in exactly the opposite direction. I feel the circle is ten 
times TOO BIG right now!  I do not feel that two people over 500 miles 
apart are in the same club.

A club is a group of people that often meet Like at a monthly meeting.  
An organization yes can have members 1000's of miles apart.  But a club 
is a "Local" thing.  A Club is something you would be willing to drive 
to a meeting once a month to actually meet the other members of the club.

I don't know many clubs that have members driving 200+ miles to go to a 
monthly meeting.

I'd like the circle to be actually reduced to like a 25 mile radius.  
Thats a "Club" sized circle.

If ya want more members in your club get more in the club. simple.

But I'll put my flame suit on now.


The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme

On 4/6/2011 4:16 PM, Martin Monsalvo, LU5DX wrote:
> Hi guys.
> We started a petition to ask the organizers of CQ Contest to review the 275
> Km radius rule (Club/Group) competition.
> We have been allowed by the organizers to submit our contest scores to our
> clubs/groups for eleven years now, but we really feel it is time for a
> change.
> This rule was originally written back in 1948 when these competitions
> started and certainly the wording took into account the situation of the US
> based Clubs.
> There are countries outside USA and Europe where the territory is really
> vast and the ham population is very little. Our members feel encouraged to
> enter contests even if it is ocassionally if they are allowed to submit
> their scores to our Club/Groups, and we really believe that being these
> competitions world wide events, the situation of other regions needs to be
> considered.
> There are several options e.g.:
> Remove the geographic limitation completely, thus, allowing members of each
> Club to submit their scores to their club, no matter if they have moved
> temporarily or permanently.
> Keep this geographic limitation as it is for the US and Western Europe
> countries and remove it for the rest of the world, and so on.
> If you feel like signing the petition you can do so at:
> http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/275km/
> Thanks in advance for getting involved.
> Regards!

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