[Cwo] Fwd: Re: RE: 2014 CW Open Award Structure

Hank Garretson w6sx at arrl.net
Sun Feb 9 08:34:37 PST 2014

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From: Jim Talens <jtalens at verizon.net>
Date: Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 7:48 AM
Subject: Fwd: Re: RE: [Cwo] 2014 CW Open Award Structure
To: w6sx at arrl.net

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From: Jim Talens
Date: Feb 9, 2014 10:34:04 AM
Subject: Re: RE: [Cwo] 2014 CW Open Award Structure
To: k6rb at baymoon.com, w1rm at comcast.net

I met the publisher of CQ Magazine, W2VU, on Friday morning while at the
Orlando Hamfest.  I mentioned CWops and he had at least heard of us!
Given the January issue cover shows me (the worst photo ever taken of me
and one I have no idea how he found) and the same issue contains my article
on remotely controlling a rotator, I think I have a window of opportunity
or at least access.   What might we want to publish in CQ Magazine
(assuming it stays in business) about CWops, CWO, etc.?

On 02/09/14, k6rb at baymoon.com wrote:

We have enough time, I think, to do an article for NCJ talking about the
new awards structure and its implications for regional participation. That
could help to encourage the participation that would make a follow-up
article about results more meaningful, no?

Rob K6RB

> As part of the PR effort, we should see if NCJ would accept a results
> article on CWO. Of course a small ad about it might not hurt.
> Pete, W1RM
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> Subject: Re: [Cwo] 2014 CW Open Award Structure
> There would be, worst case, 12 trophies and 27 plaques. Trophy cost is
> approximately $80; plaques are $30.
> So, $960 for trophies and $810 for plaques = $1770. Figure $2,000 with
> shipping costs. ICOM is now spending about $800 per year, so for an extra
> $200, they would have worldwide coverage. We would budget $1,000 for CWO
> awards, and $500 for promotion (e.g. advertisements). I would chat with
> Ray Novak (ICOM) and see if they would pay for even more than half the
> cost - I think it's high likelihood. He and I talked about it in
> Mozambique a bit.
> On another subject, we are likely to be spending $800 on CWT participation
> medallions plus shipping ($8 x 100); and $100 on QTX achievement award
> medallions. So, all told, we may have to plan for about $2000 per year for
> awards plus shipping.
> With QTX and CWT it's hard to pin it down more precisely because we do not
> know how many will qualify, each year. In 2013, we had 70 CWT qualifiers,
> for example.
> The other award category is CW Academy Advisor awards. These are given
> once to an advisor who has taught at least 6 semesters (two years) and to
> an advisor who has taught at least 12 semesters (four years). These will
> also be up there in the $70 to $80 range...but we would be averaging,
> maybe, four per year.
> Rob K6RB
>> How much we expecting this to cost, for budgeting purposes? On
>> 02/06/14,
>> k6rb at baymoon.com wrote: Here are my thoughts on the subject. CW Open was
>> meant to be primarily a
>> regional contest so that people in the three ITU regions were competing
>> intra-regionally. We expected a lot of JAs would play in the two
>> sessions
>> that favored their low and high bands; and the same would happen for EU
>> and NA. Essentiaᄚ�

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