[CQ-Contest] ARRL Contest Awards Update

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Thu Feb 27 13:46:10 EST 2014

With all due respect to Pete, there are still some of us who like getting the certificate in the mail.  I know that there are some who manage the feat almost every time, but there are also many of us who don't!
If it's practical to make it optional, that is, let someone opt out of a printed certificate if they wish, I have no problem with that.
And I agree that, again, if it's practical to combine mailings, while playing catch-up, do so.  Why, a buck saved here, and a buck there, and soon you might even be talking about real money!
73, ron w3wn

On 02/27/14, Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:

Hi Sean - I know you guys are trying to make up for lost time, but why 
not aggregate the certificates for given addressees and mail them all 
together - it's awfully costly to do the way ARRL is now.

For that matter, I think you should stop mailing certificates 
altogether, and just provide links to individual .pdf files. After the 
initial programming cost, that would have to save thousands a year, and 
it's not like color printers are scarce any more.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 2/27/2014 9:46 AM, Kutzko, Sean, KX9X wrote:
> Hi folks-
> 2012 IARU certificates went out the door yesterday. W/VE hams will get their certificates direct. Certificates for non-W/VE stations will, as always, be sent to the IARU Member Society for their country, where all will be signed by their respective IARU President or lead official
> 2012 Phone Sweepstakes plaques are going out the door today. Winners should see them by the middle of next week.
> GL to all in this weekend's ARRL SSB DX Contest.
> 73,
> Sean Kutzko, KX9X
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