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Anual Server Rental Expense = $1,200

Event Expense for programmers fuel= $500

Misc. Event Expenses (Printer paper, Printer Ink, etc = $100


Having 600 participants making 50,000 contacts...

PRICELESS!!!


CAN YOU HELP?

As WINTERHEAT grows, we rely on volunteers to help do the actual hands-on work. But still there are expenses associated with the event.

Nearly 500 hours of database programming goes into the development of the QSO logging system and another 200 hours towards troubleshooting and adding user feature requests.

To put things into perspective. If we were to contract with an over the web database development firm. The cost to developing a system like we use for WINTERHEAT could cost well over $10,000 to $15,000.

Other dedicated volunteers spend several hours each day helping to test systems and resolving tech support issues for the participants. Our volunteers are NOT expecting any monetary compensation for the time spent hosting this event. However, a little help would be appreciated in helping offset the out of pocket expenses.

These out of pocket expenses are covered by the genrosity of the particpants who contribute to the event each year.

Those who have participated in years past understand the complexity of creating the QSO logging system and the hours it takes in programming and Monster Energy Drink and Tootsie Pops have become the fuel for programming.

 

To break the event expenses down:

A $2.50 contribution equates to 3-4 hours of database development (1 can of Monster).

A $10.00 contribution equates to an entire day of database development ( 4 cans of Monster).

A $75,000.00 contribution equates to a jaw dropping experience and would make you our new best friend for the next year.


We have set up a simple contribution method through PayPal to assist in financial assistance for hosting the event and if you happen to have a few bucks you can part with, your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Hit the link below if you are able to contribute any amount.


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