Remember when QST (or was it CQ?) used to sponsor
an annual "Messiest Shack Contest"?
Folks used to
send in some pretty amazing photos of junk piled
on every available free space.
Not sure WHY they had the contest, besides it
being somehat humorous. I *think* they stopped
it for several reasons:
1) Some people thought it was "OK'ing", in a backhanded way,
unsafe electrical hookups, as well as trip & fall hazards.
2) It started to become fairly obvious that these "shacks"
were created just
for the photo contest. Like moving all
of your dead test gear and dead radios from the garage
into the "shack", piling it on tables, the floor, and calling
it a "station". Then after the photo was taken, moving
it all back to the garage.
3) I think there were a few hams murdered by their XYL's
over these conditions. (Just kidding).
Any oldtimers remember what year they discontinued
that photo "contest"?
TNX ES 73, Ken AD6KA