[CQ-Contest] 275 km petition

Martin LU5DX monsalvo at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 18:53:31 PDT 2011

Hi Mike.
Yes, the petition may not be the best idea.
We are currently discusing to send a letter of intention to the organizers
signed by the members of all the clubs around the world that are impacted by
the limitations of this rule.

My personal opinion is simple: remove the limit completely. Though the rule
says club must be local not National Organizations, the spirit of the rule
means National Organizations like the ARRL, DARC, URE, etc.

But for example, why in heaven a YCCC member that had to move to the West
Coast and has been sumbmitting his scores for 20 years to the club where he
started as a contester cannot submit now his score because he now lives in
Malibu?? Makes no sense.

The situation is even worse in countries like Brazil, Chile, Mexico,
Argentina, Australia, Asiatic  URSS and many others, because that situation
is not the exception, it's actually the rule: Just a few members spreaded
over really  vast territories.

This idea has been rolling since 2000 when we first asked about it in
Slovenia during the WRTC, before our group LUCG started to engourage its
members to submit their scores to our group. We received a wink to start
doing so, but on the other hand we now believe it is a topic that needs to
be formalized.

Hope these lines clarify the concept.


Martin, LU5DX

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Mike Fatchett <w0mu at w0mu.com> wrote:

> How about providing possible solutions to issue.  How would you solve
> this issue?  What would be acceptable to you?  Do you want the entire
> country to be allowed to submit scores? a 1000km radius?  etc.
> I don't really see why a petition needs to be created.  Good sound new
> ideas are generally well accepted.
> How about more background.  Who is unable to submit scores and why?
> What contests?  etc.
> We could all sign a petition for cheaper fuel prices but what will it
> really achieve?
> Mike W0MU
> On 4/7/11 5:37 AM, Martin Monsalvo, LU5DX wrote:
> > Hi Guys.
> >
> > Once you sign the petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/275km/the
> > system will probably ask for a donation, though it did not happen to me a
> > friend told me about it.
> > If that's the case simply close the browser window or tab after you
> signed
> > the petition and that will be all. Your signature will already be in
> there.
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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