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Subject: [CQ-Contest] I can feel the heat! Fwoosh!
From: martyt@pobox.com (Marty Tippin)
Date: Wed Mar 28 09:58:22 2001
I understand that this whole thread is based on the "problem" with TO5T,
but it's not really a problem at all, according to the rules.

Having been involved with various forms of competition over the years
(sports, R/C airplane "pattern" competition, and now ham radio contesting),
I learned long ago that "anything not specifically prohibited by the rules
is expressly permitted by the rules!"

So here we have a group which has (presumably) interpreted the lack of
specific rules in their favor and everybody is raising heck about it, and
we have those suggesting CW is a superior mode because "those" kind of
things just don't happen there, blah blah blah. I guess it give people
something to do.

You're absolutely right that the contest sponsors need to review the rules
- if they determine this is a loophole that should be closed, then so be
it. But until then, all the whiners should re-read the rules and learn to
deal with it!

My original posting was spurred simply by the inference that "everyone" who
appears more that a couple of times on the DX cluster is spotting
themselves, which is clearly bogus.


-Marty NW0L

At 07:33 AM 3/28/01 -0800, Jeffrey Clarke wrote:
 >    The problem we have with the WPX rules is they are not clear on the
 >subject of if a multi-op entry can spot themselves. The rules clearly
 >say that an assisted single op entry cannot self-spot but says nothing
 >about the multi-op categories. My guess is the TO5T group interpreted
 >the rules as allowing them to self-spot themselves. Because the rules
 >are unclear about this there is no reason for TO5T to be DQ'ed.
 >    I think ALL the contest sponsors need to review their rules to make
 >sure there is nothing ambiguous about them. They also need to crackdown
 >on groups which try to gain an advantage by using non radio means
 >to gain a small advantage. I wish packet would just go away and not be
 >allowed for use in contests.... Don't you just just love those packet
 >pileups??  No, unless you are on the recieving end.... Unfortunately,
 >this will never happen....

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