Re: Challenge Award

Neil Foster

Hello Steve,
All I am is asking is a clarification on how the credits are arrived at. I do not find a clear and cogent explanation posted on the ARRL web site. If you can point me as to where the credit scheme is described it would be appreciated. As far as the plaque/certificate issue it makes no difference to me. However, I do have the plaque. That being said it might be nice to offer both. I do think the plaque and the $10. endorsement medallions are a bit much, but a money maker for the ARRL.
It was interesting to find out that band credits were not typically available for DX contacts made prior to LOTW and that a re submission was required and a duplicate fee. That I am not sure is proper. But I can live with it as the cost of playing in the game. Is there a time limit on how long a discussion can take? It can go on and on as long as it is civil.
Neil   N4FN

On 09-May-22 1:47 PM, STEVE DANIEL wrote:

Good afternoon all. I rarely post to this list but I read and enjoy the posts. I have participated in the Challenge since its inception. I just reviewed the rules on and found them to be clear and succinct. Including the part about no certificate being available. That discussion has gone on for approximately two years. 
May I ask, Neil, what you and your colleagues find wanting in the posted description? 
Steve Daniel, NN4T
On 05/09/2022 10:30 AM Neil Foster <archernf@...> wrote:

Thanks Ria, I would suggest that a CLEAR explanation of the Challenge award be written and published. A few friends have the same issue that I did. I finally hit the 1500 mark last week and that may be it. I doubt I will hit the 2000 mark. I have 347 country/entity confirmations in LOTW and 8 bands. so what I am now chasing is band or mode contacts. Still fun. Again thanks for the reply. Also I agree with others the plaque is ugly. However, I do have one. The certificate is much nicer for the other awards. I have the old and new WAS certificate a nice job was done with the new one.
88 es tnx    Neil   N4FN   and like you I chase 'em on CW, Digital and some Phone.  Oh another thought on LOTW why does the column head for Digital still read RT for RTTY. It should have been changed a long time ago. Again my two centavos.


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