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Author Topic: Rag Chewers Club  (Read 23910 times)
W3PNM
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« on: February 17, 2016, 08:13:26 PM »

Anyone know what happened to this club. Has it been replaced with something else?
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K7MEM
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 05:28:09 AM »

I remember it quite well. I got my certificate around 1966 when AM was king on 2 meters. But it seems that there has been little interest in it over the years, so it was discontinued.

http://www.amateur-radio-wiki.net/index.php?title=Rag_chewers_club
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 06:32:26 PM »

Thanks Martin. I was clearing out some old files and I found a letter where a contact I had nominated me for membership.

Bill - W3PNM
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 08:15:23 AM »


In order to keep current with the now standard operating genre, it is to be replaced by the "You're 5x9(9); thanks and get off my frequency" certificate.  
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 02:34:56 PM »

What happened to the Old Timers Award?  I bet lots of Hams would qualify for that one today!!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 06:48:10 PM »

I remember the WAC 599 award. Needed 599 (or 59?) reports from all continents.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 06:58:21 PM »

I remember the WAC 599 award. Needed 599 (or 59?) reports from all continents.
I remember that one too, Jeff.  It was listed in the "DXerama" awards book (published by W3AXT) that I purchased at Walter Ashe.  I still have that book somewhere. 
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Chuck  NI0C
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 05:29:16 AM »

Fascinating....many of us are with the Quarter Century Wireless Association.  Did the ragchewers jump to that?  Old Timers and Ragchewers is a good concept...in that I resemble both!  If it is resurrected again, perhaps it would be best not to include anything to do with ARRL...they manage to "over-regulate", over-control and turn things into paper chases for no reason other than to cover their bottoms.

Dave. N6XJP
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2016, 01:17:13 PM »

Anyone know what happened to this club. Has it been replaced with something else?

Brief history of the award is at http://www.eham.net/articles/9179

Also http://www.amateur-radio-wiki.net/index.php?title=Rag_chewers_club
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