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Re: [CQ-Contest] How about ditching ARRL DX top 10 completely?

To: sawyered@earthlink.net, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] How about ditching ARRL DX top 10 completely?
From: W0uo@cs.com
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 10:11:06 -0400
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Read the rules.


sawyered@earthlink.net wrote:

>I disagree with Scott, W4PAs suggestion about ditching the top 10 boxes and I 
>don't know where the thread started suggesting that the only way they exist is 
>in the write-up. ?Scott, if you look up on your wall to the left and see all 
>of those certs and plaques that you have deservedly earned, you will no doubt 
>notice that it doesn't just say the winner in the ARRL section but also what 
>place you were in the top 10.
>Making a bigger deal of regional winners is a great idea, and I applaud it. 
>?By call area makes a lot of sense, but others are worthy too. ?Dumbing down 
>the accomplishment of an overall winner or 2nd, 3rd place etc., I don't agree 
>with. ?Coming from someone who has travelled to K5ZD, NT1Y, etc. to "even the 
>playing field" with an airline ticket is quite surprising. ?You, of all 
>people, should value the effort that you have gone to, to "earn the win". ?I 
>applaud you for doing so. ?Encourage others, so inclined, to do the same. ?I 
>have as well, without your impressive results.
>If people out west are discouraged by the ARRL DX and CQ WW slant to the east 
>coast they have many options:
>- concentrate on NAQP, SS, ARRL 160/10, WPX 
>- guest op from some of the many fine stations that go un-used every year, if 
>the owner is willing
>- go on a DXpedition
>- move
>- just have fun and go for the regional win (just like us East Coasters do for 
>NAQP or SS)
>Not sure how any of this has anything to do with having the strong arm of the 
>law give a VY1 an advantage over a W1. ?That's just plain nit far, IMHO.
>Ed ?N1UR
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