[CQ-Contest] Fwd: Bob Cox, K3EST, Retires as CQWW Contest Director

Jan Erik Holm sm2ekm at bdtv.se
Fri Sep 7 12:10:59 EDT 2012

I don´t take part in contesting any more and haven´t posted
anything on this reflector in 2 - 3 years however I want to
thank Bob K3EST for everything he has done and if Doug KR2Q
also left I want to express thanks to him too. It will surely
be a great loss!

73 Jim SM2EKM (ex contester)
On 2012-09-07 17:08, Braco OE1EMS wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> well of course we have to say tnx Bob for being with all of us for so long.
> Unfortunately Bob left without a trace. It seems Doug KR2Q has left too!
> I heard rumours about other CC members but am yet to receive any cfm!
> And when asking another CC member, we get no answer - simply silence.
> The present situation with CQ WW  is somewhat strange.
> In recent years the CC has been encouraging competitors to support fair
> play, trying to improve the rules to prevent cheating etc etc
> Today,  we see results with some TOP scores missing. articles appearing
> in CQ magazine differ from those published CQ web page..radio silence
> from the CC when questioned about the above.we hear rumours that some CC
> members have left and now finally we receive confirmation that Bob have
> moved on too.
> I can only assume that something must be wrong.  I am not looking for
> someone to blame.  Simply asking to be informed of developments.  Even
> if somebody screwed up..it's ok..nobody's perfect, but this radio
> silence suggests there are secrets and special forces.....
> 73s Braco
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Martin , LU5DX" <lu5dx at lucg.com.ar>
> To: "CQ-Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 1:40 PM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Fwd: Bob Cox, K3EST, Retires as CQWW Contest Director
>> "...special forces..." Wow.
>> Are you talking about a new cold war chapter here...or, maybe about
>> planets
>> that have "specially aligned" for this to happen?
>> Have you read CQ News Room blog post. It says something about Bob being
>> tired after 35 years of work. Nothing about special forces.
>> Braco, did you say something about other members leaving the committee?
>> We demand too much from contest organizers, but we seem to be helping
>> very
>> little here.
>> Big Thanks to Bob, K3EST for leading the herd over the past thirty
>> five years.
>> I don't really imagine who would have the guts to take over his duties
>> as a
>> CQ WW contest director.
>> Vy 73.
>> Martin, LU5DX
>> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Vladimir Umanets <ua9ba at mail.ru> wrote:
>>> The question is why he left so suddenly?
>>> 73s
>>> Braco
>>> E77DX /OE1EMS
>>> It is one of the questions Braco. One other question I have about Bob's
>>> retirement is why not one single CQWW CC member says something about it?
>>> It looks more like a special forces operation rather than a normal
>>> change
>>> of
>>> directors of the biggest amateur radio contests in the world. Why? Is
>>> everything
>>> that bad in our hobby? Why Randy called it "the end of era"? What era
>>> Randy are
>>> you talking about? Does that mean the new director will implement totaly
>>> new
>>> policy and approaches? I like the way  CQWW has been developing into
>>> what
>>> it is now.
>>> I hope it will continue developing like before.
>>> As to me Bob has deserved a Big thank you from us all contesters to say
>>> the least.
>>> May be at some critical points Bob didn't act accordingly, but we all
>>> make
>>> mistakes,
>>> even the Kings. TNX Bob for all your efforts you've put into making CQWW
>>> what it is now!
>>>  73's & GL, Willy UA9BA

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