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[CQ-Contest] Response to K5ZD's Comments

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Response to K5ZD's Comments
From: K1ZM@aol.com
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 05:26:41 EST
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Hi Gang

There has been some discussion here about possibly reducing the time in 48 
hour Dx contests for single operators from 48 hours to something else.  A 
of variants have been suggested - 24 hour running time, 36 hour entry 
classes, etc.

I would suggest we NOT change the current rules because one of the most 
challenging aspects about these contests as the presently exist is one's 
ability to 
HANG IN THERE and gut it out for as close to 48 hours as one can manage.

The TIME IN THE CHAIR element in a DX contest is its one IRON-MAN element and 
without it, would have a totally different and somewhat diminished contest in 
my opinion.

Sure, I am now 57 and finding even 46 hours in the chair tough to manage 
these days, but I would not like to see that element removed from the contests 
just so I do not have to work so hard to stay awake and compete.

It makes it a challenge to try to go the distance and those who can hang in 
there and gut it out for all 48 hours deserve to win if their talents otherwise 
and their stations enable them to garner a winning score.

I would vote to LEAVE THIS ONE ALONE.

Thanks for the opportunity to voice an opinion - and CU in the contests.



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