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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 23rd 2018, 10:22

AA2AD

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I vote yes and concur with those who say the basic certificate should be a free download. If someone is willing to pay $10 extra for ARRL to print and mail a gold leaf copy, go for it, and why not go a step further and see if you can sell trophies for $500? Nonetheless, the basic certificate should be a free download for this entry-level certification.
P.S, my original "Joined" date was in the early '60's as KN1ZLX
Nov 24th 2018, 14:02

WB4OFT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Yes, I would very much like to see it restored. It's my favorite CW activity. Some of my most enjoyable CW QSOs have been an hour or longer in length.
Nov 28th 2018, 16:41

skristof

Joined: Nov 13th 2011, 00:08
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I vote yes. I would like to see the QSO be verified by the other station (somehow). I also would like the certificate to be a free download. Keep the expense to the award winner at zero or at least as low as reasonably possible.
Nov 28th 2018, 18:25

KF7E

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I still have mine from 1968, earned with a surplus straight key, and made a lot of good friends.
Apr 24th, 00:59

K4HZF

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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This was the first and only award I received in my early teen-age years. I wish I still had the original certificate....but that was 60 or so years ago and it's long lost. In any case I wish the award would be restored. May not be so valuable but certainly nostalgic for many of us old timers and perhaps some incentive for more extended QSO's than many presently experience.
Apr 30th, 22:57

W1AMA

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I don't know why they drop these "fun" awards; the cost is low if nothing, and it's something to encourage operation. I guess they forgot down there, that amateur radio is supposed to be fun.

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