[CQ-Contest] CQ Contest Certificates.

brian coyne g4odv at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 31 17:18:48 EDT 2012

On the morning of the ssb contest the mailman delivered two certificates from CQ, always nice to get them. One was for CQWW CW 2011 the other for CQWW SSB 2011.

Looking at that mail got me to thinking about the expense incurred by CQ Mag in sending us these for free. Two A4 envelopes two lots of postal charges, the logistics of stuffing the envelopes, taking them to the mailing centre not to mention the task of hand signing them when there must be many hundreds if not into the thousand of these certificates for both contests. All businesses benefit from cost reducing measures and CQ organisation is no exception to that.

I would venture that the majority of entrants have facilities to print e-certificates, perhaps something could be included in the cabrillo header or the soabox to the effect that an e-certificate will be acceptable.

Just my thoughts anyway.

73  Brian 5B4AIZ / C4Z.

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