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Restoration of the original Rag Chewers' Club Award

Restoration of the original Rag Chewers' Club Award
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Nov 22nd 2018, 09:02

k9jp

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I received my RCC award from my Elmer - Ralph K9BED SK in 1968 while I was a novice. I remember those QSO's better than the 599 TU of today. Vote YES! Rag Chew QSO's are easy, just ask a new question during each exchange of a QSO. You learn a little about the our person and enjoy the contact more. 73 and Thank You, Jeff K9JP
Nov 22nd 2018, 09:47

K8LBQ

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I got my RCC certificate as a Novice in 1958. I vote "yes" to revive the award, for a 30-minute QSO in any mode by any grade licensee.
Nov 22nd 2018, 09:59

K5ZOL

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I still have my certificate from 1960. Rag Chewing has really declined with all the fast RST exchanges. Would like to see an increase in actual rag chewing. Certificates could be administered by volunteer administrators and down loaded by the awardee with little or no cost to the ARRL.
Nov 22nd 2018, 11:01

N5DWI

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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YES! YES! YES! Please do bring it back!

My motto - If it's not at least an hour, it's not a contact.!"

And I make at least 2 such contacts daily

N5DWI
Nov 22nd 2018, 11:19

K8JP

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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The RCC was one of my first, if not the first award I received back, well way back 50 plus years ago.
Nov 22nd 2018, 12:05

K8JP

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Like others, I will suggest that after an applicantion is approved, that email notice is sent to the new member & sponsor with a link to download or get to the certificate for self printing, but with an option to pay for a printed copy from the League. Cost contained. Rag chewing needs to be encouraged & restored, not discouraged.
Nov 22nd 2018, 13:51

KB9SKP

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Yes restore
Nov 22nd 2018, 17:59

WB9CAC

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Yes, it should be restored. It was neat to receive an award as a new ham.
Nov 23rd 2018, 01:47

KG5U

Joined: Aug 24th 1998, 00:00
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I vote Yes
Nov 23rd 2018, 04:15

K8AQM

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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First award I ever received, it's on the shack wall yet from 1961.
Nov 23rd 2018, 07:12

W4RQ

Joined: Apr 26th 2011, 23:40
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Yes, restore the Ragchew award. 100% in favor.
Nov 23rd 2018, 07:30

N0REA

Joined: Jun 29th 2018, 19:29
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Yes please.
Nov 23rd 2018, 08:02

W4TMW

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I still have mine from the 70's. But will GLADLY join in. 73, w4tmw.
Nov 23rd 2018, 08:19

N8XI

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I too have an original RCC Certificate signed by the Old Sock
for a QSO on Nov 19, 1965 that lasted for an hour + 1 minute.
When I was WN8RXI
Nov 23rd 2018, 09:29

ku4gw

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I'm 100% in favor of restoring the Rag Chewers Award! I never did earn one in my 22 years in the hobby although I've earned most of the others. I think the RCC Award was a good entry level award to bring interest in chasing awards for new hams who have just gotten into the hobby. I never knew ARRL issued an Elmer Award Certificates until I received one in 2012 and then another a couple of years later. I just wonder if there are any others I have never heard of?

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