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Re: [CQ-Contest] Why did the Canadians (PT5M) beat the Americans(PW5C) i

To: José Nunes CT1BOH <ct1boh@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Why did the Canadians (PT5M) beat the Americans(PW5C) in WRTC 2006?
From: k3bu@optonline.net
Reply-to: k3bu@optonline.net
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 19:22:51 -0400
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Interesting analysis, just proves that there is luck factor involved in WRTCs.
One is the call sign, PT5M has fewer dots and dashes than PW5C.
Another one, as analyzed is the location.
Another one impacts the scores is WX or static QRM as we experienced in 
Slovenia, we had to shut down for few hours due to lightning storm and then 
static crashes. 

The far out idea for the next WRTC:
Have contesters design and bring their own equipment and antennas that would 
fit in, say, 60 lbs luggage. Providde AC power and tent with table on a similar 
terrain - plane, no mountains or ocean.
Have continental qualification runs with the same conditions year prior to 
WRTC. Top X will advance to WRC.
This would solve selection problems and QTH inequalities. 
Part of technical sport contesting is to design and operate the station. Weight 
limit would encourage design ingenuity, tradeoff between antenna weight and 
Have category for single op and two ops.

Yuri Blanarovich, K3BU
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