Deadline to Order 75th Sweepstakes Mugs and Pins Is Fast Approaching
Time is running out to order your 2008 ARRL November Sweepstakes mugs and pins. If you submitted a log with more than 100 QSOs, you qualify for a Sweepstakes Participation pin. If you submitted a log with a Clean Sweep -- working all 80 ARRL/RAC sections -- you qualify for a Clean Sweep coffee mug. According to ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, all orders need to be postmarked by January 31.
"Pins and mugs have a long-standing tradition as trophies in the November Sweepstakes." Kutzko said. "This year's participation pin will feature the colorful 75th year logo -- the same logo you see on this page," he said. "They are stamped with either CW or SSB, so be sure to tell us what mode you want in your order. The Clean Sweep mugs this year are quite special indeed; for the 75th running, this year's mugs are fine etched glass and will really stand out on your shelf or operating desk. We won't be offering etched glass mugs again anytime soon, so these are truly collectors items."
If you would like to order a Sweepstakes pin or mug, you can either send a copy of your Sweepstakes summary sheet (if you filed a paper log) or a copy of the first page of your Cabrillo file (if you submitted an electronic log via e-mail) with your check for the correct amount; orders need to be postmarked by January 31 in order to qualify. You can also call Kutzko at 860-594-0232 and he can take your credit card information over the phone. Sweepstakes Participation pins are $6; Clean Sweep mugs are $16 this year. All costs include shipping charges.
Kutzko advises that these items are not in stock. "We will make our order to our supplier once we know how many requests we have," he explained. "Mugs and pins will likely be shipped in late March. The 75th running of the November Sweepstakes was a great event, with lots of participation and fun! Be sure to commemorate your effort with a pin or mug this year."