[CQ-Contest] Why I logged the QSO
Mike Ritz, W7VO
w7vo at comcast.net
Sun Apr 12 10:12:16 EDT 2015
I fully agree! Earning a SS mug is done by working all of the possible sections in the contest. Only about 20% of entrants earn them, and I know that I have earned mine only through hard work in the contest gathering up those mults, one at a time. Mine sits on my desk as a proud symbol of that accomplishment. Otherwise it is just another coffee mug.
I have a wall full of paper and plaques, just like most contesters do. Every one of those has meaning, and is the result of a lot of effort, and yes, a lot of luck too. Otherwise, they are just a bunch of paper and wood hanging there. I know what it took to get those; sleepless nights, sore backs and necks, hoarse voices, fingers that cramp up, and even cranky XYLs. But worth every minute of it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Lott" <lottsphoto at gmail.com>
To: "brett graham" <does.cq.censure.block.this.too at gmail.com>
Cc: "cq-contesting" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2015 5:23:27 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Why I logged the QSO
> Now knowing that, I'm not sure what one can do to make earning a mug as
> "meaningful" as one might wish it to be.
The answer is self pride !
Pride in self, honesty with self
My Ham Radio Friends
On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 8:05 PM, brett graham <
does.cq.censure.block.this.too at gmail.com> wrote:
> W0MU said:
> It is a coffee cup. If I saw WW2WWW with one I would not even think if
> he earned it nor would I care.
> Sometimes we take this hobby way too seriously.
> Along those lines, usually what is at stake is just a piece of paper.
> Just a piece of paper, of even less significance than a bloody mug.
> How to resolve the conflict between those who do not give a rat's & those
> that do?
> On 3/14/2015 5:00 PM, brett graham wrote:
> > I see SS mugs are based on claimed scores.
> > So it doesn't matter if one is in the log of other stations or if there
> > an error in logging any Q by either station involved - or if any of the
> > stations worked even submit a log.
> > Now knowing that, I'm not sure what one can do to make earning a mug as
> > "meaningful" as one might wish it to be.
> > -ex-VR2BG/p.
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