[UK-CONTEST] "Bin my cards"...

Nigel G3TXF nigel at G3TXF.com
Fri Apr 30 02:07:01 PDT 2010

Hello Chris,

I entirely agree. The new SCC calls will have been selected
in order to give the operator some hoped for advantage (i.e
ease of recognition, shorter call and/or rarer prefix) for
use in Contests. Great. No problem with that. But then to
say "stuff you Chaps, if you want a QSL" or words to that
effect by refusing to collect (and to reply to) cards from
the volunteer-run RSGB Sub-Bureau, does seem to be a trifle
lacking in generosity (known in our hobby as Ham Spirit).
Yes, as you say, there are still many who enjoy exchanging
and collecting QSLs, whether it's for a contest QSO or not.

73 - Nigel G3TXF

-----Original Message-----
From: uk-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:uk-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: 29 April 2010 20:20
To: Mike Harris; uk-contest at contesting.com;
r.bunce237 at btinternet.com; CDXC at yahoogroups.com;
g3rau at aol.com
Subject: Re: [UK-CONTEST] [CDXC] Re: Short calls & the buro

This is another of the usual "I don't need the card so bin
it attitude" that most contesters have. I know it is hard to
believe but somewhere out there people do like to get cards
for their contest contacts - nice new prefix, new licencee's
first contact with UK, etc - and will send the card.

So please don't just bin them, it is just pure selfishness
if you do. But then maybe it is just me who thinks this as
society in general is very selfish now!!!

Chris Colclough
http://www.mc0shl.com"If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery
never changes"

Tel: 024 7673 5940
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From: Mike Harris <mike.harris at cwimail.fk>
To: uk-contest at contesting.com; r.bunce237 at btinternet.com;
CDXC at yahoogroups.com; g3rau at aol.com
Sent: Thursday, 29 April, 2010 19:39:54
Subject: Re: [CDXC] Re: [UK-CONTEST] Short calls & the buro


Surely the downside is there will be people who want the SCC
If the incoming just get binned at the bureau how's that
going to happen.


Mike VP8NO

----- Original Message -----
From: <g3rau at aol.com>
To: <uk-contest at contesting.com>;
<r.bunce237 at btinternet.com>; <CDXC at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:15 PM
Subject: [CDXC] Re: [UK-CONTEST] Short calls & the buro

> In a message dated 29/04/2010 15:17:02 GMT Daylight Time, 
> thomaswylie at sky.com writes:
> I would  think that being used in Contests most people
wont want their 
> cards in any  case.....
> Tom
> Exactly  Tom,
> All the new short contest call holders are requested to
tell Rose if  
> they want her to bin their unwanted contest cards. I don't
know how 
> many  shinny new short contest calls have just been issued
by OFCOM, 
> but there will be quite an upsurge in card volume at her
sub buro when 
> they all start being used.
> If people take the time now to advised her to "bin on
receipt", or 
> whatever, it will make her life a lot easier.
> 73 Derek G3RAU
> p.s.
> Does anybody know roughly how many new SCCs have  been


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