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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Japan and the WRTC
From: ha5pp@yahoo.com (Zoltan Szoke)
Date: Mon Feb 11 09:13:20 2002

Sorry for no more entrants from Japan in WRTC2002 Finland. Why one team

It seems to me that JAs "go out" from contests time to time. (Or I'm wrong.)
Why go they out?

I would like to see more JAs in the contests! And you?

I love YCCC, New England! But perhaps it would be better idea that next WRTC
should be in Japan. Not?

Question to JAs: JA still be marginalized (WRTC and ...). What is your
opinion about this, why?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenneth E. Harker" <kharker@cs.utexas.edu>
To: "CQ Contest" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 5:11 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Japan and the WRTC

> On Sun, Feb 10, 2002 at 08:59:38AM +0100, Zoltan Szoke wrote:
> >
> > Yes, the "Only English" rule can hurt all other nation languages. But we
> > should forget this for ~24 hours. Otherwise, I think that if we will
> > give up our "opposition" then the rule-maker will be obliged to do
> > SSB in the next WRTC. Why? Because the next WRTC probably will be in
> > And the JA-TEAMs will make over 400 Qs/h rate with their Japanese
> > And what will be there with your Qs/h rate in your japanese language(?).
> Why on earth would the Japanese ever be interested in being involved in
> organizing the WRTC?  The WRTC organizers have been marginalizing Japan's
> competitive presence in the event from the very beginning.
> 1990: 22 teams, 2 JA teams, 9% JA participation.
> 1996: 52 teams, 2 JA teams, 4% JA participation.
> 2000: 53 teams, 3 JA teams, 6% JA participation.
> 2002: 46 teams, 1 JA team,  2% JA participation.
> In the 2002 WRTC, Slovenia will have twice the competitive representation
> as Japan!  I know for a fact that Japanese contesters represent more than
> 2% of the contest participation in worldwide DX contests, and probably
> an order of magnitude more participation than Slovenia.
> How many serious JA contesters look at the WRTC, shake their heads, and
> wonder "why bother?"
> (My guess is that the next WRTC will be held in New England, by the YCCC,
> and that Japan will still be marginalized.)
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> Kenneth E. Harker      "Vox Clamantis in Deserto"
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