May I suggest everyone read the Kurt Vonnegut short story
"Harrison Bergeron" before continuing this discussion.
For those who can't or won't follow the above suggestion,
Dale's post is reminiscent of the theme behind Mr.
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Dale
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 3:54 PM
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Again?
When are people going to realize that performance and
ability in contests
does not and should not matter.
Participation, no matter how inept or expert, is what's
It is demeaning and degrading to assign ranking based solely
Oh, for the day when just the calls are listed and no
scores. Then, surely,
contest participation will increase beyond our wildest
Towards that end, and once that grossly unfair SO2R has been
it's own category, I propose that limits be imposed on those
whatever category who exceeed CQ mode or S&P mode QSO rates
that are greater
than that of the slowest contest operator.
Any rates above that limit must be construed as unfair as
obviously operating at a distinct and unfair advantage over
and therefore must be restrained.
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> Let me make sure I understand you correctly: SO2R
> developed from the existing rule set, and now those same
> years later are "grossly unfair" to the SO1R contest
> We should change the rules to inhibit competitive
> practices, developed within those same rules, when the
> of radio contesting is just that: to develop operator
> Twilight zone, man, twilight zone.
> Scott Robbins, W4PA
> > So as I see it, while there appears to be a majority
> > >of rtty contesters who agree that SO2R should be a
> > category, no one has stepped forward to organize an
effort to present
> > a clear and convinceable case to contest organizers
proving their >
> >rules are grossly unfair to the average SO1R contest
> >Until that happens, I doubt we'll ever see any change..
> > >
> > >Tom WX4TM
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