[CQ-Contest] The question unasked ...

Scott Robbins w4pa at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 25 20:28:43 EDT 2013

>As his been pointed out, Easter moves around.  Sometimes the two occur on
>the same weekend.  It has some impact on the activity pattern, but the
>contest still does very well.

>Could the contest be moved to accommodate years with 5 weekends in March >AND Easter?  Perhaps...  

>There are people in the world who schedule vacation or trips in advance >for the big contests.  

>Randy, K5ZD

The question unasked on the recent CQ WW survey was:

(my words) "Would you object if the SSB and CW weekends swapped each year in an effort to avoid having the CQ WW CW contest on a major United States of America holiday weekend 6 out of every 7 years as is now the case?"

Because it is really, really hard to be either cannon fodder for the Europeans from stateside or traveling to a DX location when the social pressure of Thanksgiving weekend is breathing down your neck ...


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