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

Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Apr 7 18:00:38 PDT 2011

I think there could be different types of clubs.  Local, regional, 
country based and unlimited.  Local and regional would have distance 
requirements country based would be in the country and unlimited could 
include anyone.

We are in the age where meetings are held over the internet.  I see no 
reason to require people to physically meet in this day and age.  It 
they want to great.  Dinners and lunches are great so are webinars.

CQ already allows club members who travel to dx locations to count for 
the club right?


On 4/7/11 6:23 PM, Jorge Diez - CX6VM wrote:
> and what about if you don´t have more hams in your city?
> Today you don´t need to drive to get information from the club meeting about
> topics of our hobby? It´s good to have technology to receive information
> immediately. You can arrange a meeting in a webinar style or something else
> to avoid the distances.
> In a few weeks I will be driving 850 kmts to meet LU Contest Group, that
> provide me a lot of helpful information about contests and a lot of friends.
> In July I will be driving 500 kmts to meet GADX in Brazil.
> In my country we are very few serious contesters and we find great support
> in contest groups outside our country.
> 73,
> Jorge
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] En nombre de Joe
> Enviado el: Jueves, 07 de Abril de 2011 10:37 a.m.
> Para: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Asunto: Re: [CQ-Contest] Club/Group competition 275 km radius in CQ Contest
> (petition for change).
> 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.
> Joe WB9SBD
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
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> 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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