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Restoration of the original Rag Chewers' Club Award NW7OR on 2/11/18
Should the ARRL restore the original Rag Chewers' Club award?

The R.C.C. award, one of the original awards offered by the ARRL, was one of the easiest, and therefore first, awards to be earned by ham operators, as the only requirement was to log or confirm a QSO with another amateur radio operator lasting at least 30-minutes in duration.

The R.C.C. award was discontinued on Feb 12, 2004 along with the Friendship Award and the Old Timers Club Award, due to increased costs of making and sending them, as well as declining requests for them at that time.

Now, things have changed.

More and more folks are earning their FCC amateur radio licenses than ever before, resulting in increased membership and operating award requests as well.

With computer logging and reporting providing faster and more accurate results; implementation would be nearly seamless, and handled mostly by LoTW and QSL card checkers. Certificates could easily be downloaded online and printed by the operator or, if preferred, printed by the ARRL. Of course, the cost would be the same as for any other award offered by the ARRL.

What do you think?

Voting and commentary remain open.
Restoration of the original Rag Chewers' Award NW7OR on 2/11/18
Should the ARRL restore the original Rag Chewers' Club award?

The R.C.C. award, one of the original awards offered by the ARRL, was one of the easiest, and therefore first, awards to be earned by ham operators, as the only requirement was to log or confirm a QSO with another amateur radio operator lasting at least 30-minutes in duration.

The R.C.C. award was discontinued on Feb 12, 2004 along with the Friendship Award and the Old Timers Club Award, due to increased costs of making and sending them, as well as declining requests for them at that time.

Now, things have changed.

More and more folks are earning their FCC amateur radio licenses than ever before, resulting in increased membership and operating award requests as well.

With computer logging and reporting providing faster and more accurate results; implementation would be nearly seamless, and handled mostly by LoTW and QSL card checkers. Certificates could easily be downloaded online and printed by the operator or, if preferred, printed by the ARRL. Of course, the cost would be the same as for any other award offered by the ARRL.

What do you think?

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