I have problem with read I4MPY message with IE 4.0. All text was in subj.
I translate this in normal view:
[CQ-Contest] Re: IARU contest/results Ham radio is a hobby, but a lot of
people dedicates a lot of time and money to it, taking it seriously.
To "take it seriously" it's not a sign to be abnormal, but a sort of
for the hobby and the people dealing with. Concerning IARU results, it's
to the stones that something is wrong in the results of the last 5 years,
in the mixed modes categories, but I can't believe that one of the major
association could have or support a contest committe deliberately
behaving like someone (see above) told becuse upset.
I can't believe the IARU organization itself could accept a shameful
managing of it's main HF contest, expecially if it is true what it was
told to me, that IARU is the only contest where checkers are payed.
In the IARU, a committee who's not doing at all it's job would really
make fun of the amateur community, not only of contesters, and this
couldn't be acceptable by anyone. This is my opinion, and because
of it I think what was noticed is due to the rules aging and to a weak
checking method, may be both in junction with a lack in the attention
and some mistake, no one is perfect. A thief robbed ?
Well, he only is the bad one to punish but it is not correct to accuse
who represent the law as the reason of stolen gear. On the other hand,
if a "law" is evidently proved to be not actual, beeing easily cheatable
(ie. the guilty can't be found or proven), there is a very urgent need to
act for changing things in the best possible way. If later, in front of
the evidence, nothing changes, the "law men", those who should act in
the rules in our case, also become responsible of the sin, and should be
before the damages becomes unrepairable, by more qualified ones. It's a
pity if a
great contest like the IARU will drop in interest, but if nothing changes
or checking, I'll evaluate the opportunity to use that July week-end for
summer purposes, weather is pretty nice in that period. I feel I'm not alone
Mauri I4JMY (one of IR4T)
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