[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Satellite Communications Achievement Award #500
k5knt.kent at gmail.com
Wed May 20 13:19:48 PDT 2009
I have to agree with Tim on this.
On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:03, <n3tl at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Hey Bruce (and all),
> I would prefer that AMSAT issue awards numbered to represent the order in
> which they were received.
> I believe doing otherwise to be inappropriate because it does not
> accurately reflect the true history of the award.
> Is anyone aware of a precedent like this involving another award - that is,
> that No. XXX of an award may actually not represent the XXXth application
> received? Something about that just doesn't seem right to me.
> I know that if I was submitting the 500th application - and, of course,
> only the awards administrator would know whether I actually WAS - I would be
> upset to learn that I would not be getting that 500th award - especially if
> someone who applied after me was awarded it.
> One final queston - has the AMSAT Board blessed this? I'll definitely stand
> corrected if appropriate, but it occurs to me that any action that would
> alter in any way the official statistical record of an award should at least
> have board review, if not formal action of approval.
> My apologies to anyone who's offended by my stated preference to maintain
> an accurate historical record.
> 73 to all,
> Tim - N3TL
> -------------- Original message from Bruce <kk5do at arrl.net>:
> > I am ready to issue AMSAT Satellite Communications Achievement Award
> > number 490 today. What I am going to do so that a group of people have
> > the opportunity of receiving number 500 is this....
> > The next 20 that submit for this award (including the one I just
> > received) will be stacked in the order that they were submitted. After
> > all 20 are here (numbers 490-509) I will have Mahana, W5BTS, select one
> > of the call signs out of a hat. That person will receive certificate
> > number 500. Everyone else will then get their certificate in the order
> > they submitted. (Hmmmm... Mahana never submitted for this award, could
> > she pull her own call?)
> > The lucky operator could be you. But only if you submit an application
> > for the AMSAT Satellite Communications Achievement Award. This award is
> > available to hams worldwide. You do not need to be a member of AMSAT.
> > Rules for the award can be found at the AMSAT http://www.amsat.org
> > Click on Contests and Awards in the left margin.
> > Scanned QSL cards emailed to me is the best way to submit for the award.
> > JPG files are preferred. PDF and DOC files are fine just larger in size.
> > This might take a month or two depending on how quickly the submissions
> > arrive so be patient as your certificate will not mail until the last
> > one is received. I will let you know via email that I have received your
> > submission. I will let everyone know when the 20 entries have been
> > received and you will have no more than 3 days from then to make payment
> > for the award at the AMSAT online store (payment may be made earlier if
> > you desire). Lucky number 500 will be issued and all certificates will
> > go in the mail.
> > 73...bruce
> > AMSAT Director Contest and Awards
> > --
> > Bruce Paige, KK5DO
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