[CQ-Contest] NAQP CW Op Name - Je suis Charlie

Yuri ve3dz at rigexpert.net
Mon Jan 12 18:57:08 EST 2015

Almost 5 000 people were killled in Ukraine since the start of the "conflict" in April.
Over a 1 000 000 lost their homes.
Would it be appropriate for HAM Radio operators to get on the air in the next (Phone) NAQP and show solidarity by giving something as an exchange instead of the names?

I thought I am playing radio here, not politics.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Radio K0HB 
  To: Yuri 
  Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com ; Tim Shoppa 
  Sent: 12 January, 2015 17:36
  Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NAQP CW Op Name - Je suis Charlie

  The man chose the contest to express his solidarity with the people of France after the terrible loss of life last month.  It isn't about politics or "civil", it's about our common humanity and abhorrence of senseless violence and sacrifice of human life. 

  Your snarly remarks are loutish and ill mannered.


  On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:14 PM, Yuri <ve3dz at rigexpert.net> wrote:

    I am just trying to understand your logic (as well as the whole point of 
    sending "JESUISCHARLIE" instead of the _NAME_ as required by rules).
    Let say I speak Ukrainian or Russian and I would send my name as "моё имя 
    Юрий ON" - would you assume and what would you LOG?
    Can't even imagine what would have happened if we would have a Chinese 
    speaking operator in the above example.

    Yuri VE3DZ

    P.S. I believe there are plenty of places where you may express your 
    political and civil position besides HAM Radio.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Tim Shoppa" <tshoppa at gmail.com>
    To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
    Sent: 12 January, 2015 14:19
    Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NAQP CW Op Name - Je suis Charlie

    > If someone had sent in a NAQP exchange, "NAME IS TIM QTH IS MD" I would 
    > put
    > TIM and MD in my logger and they would show up in the Cabrillo. I would 
    > not
    > put NAMEISTIM in the Cabrillo.
    > If someone sends me "JE SUIS CHARLIE LA " I'm assuming he's speaking 
    > French
    > (a perfectly cromulent language in several important parts of North
    > America) and put CHARLIE LA in the logger.
    > Let's hope Rumplestiltskin doesn't come back!
    > Tim N3QE

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