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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Why did the Canadians (PT5M) beat the Americans(PW5C) in WR...
From: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 18:46:06 EDT
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In a message dated 8/19/2006 11:40:49 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
ct1boh@gmail.com writes:

Well it is clear that WRTC is not a plain level field  event!

Clearly, in spite of the great efforts of the WRTC organizers, some  stations 
were more equal than others. 
This is not a knock on the organizers, or any of the teams.  It's just  a 
simple fact that it is impossible to set up 50 equal stations when factors  
as terrain and local noise levels are to be considered.
If you want a level playing field competition, the best that is humanly  
achievable is the mobile competition in a good state qso party. Taken to the  
ultimate, a fleet of identical vehicles could be rented and equipped with  
identical stations, leaving the variables such as terrain, power line noise,  
to average out over the course of several hundred miles of driving.
Perhaps some day a WRTC, or a WRTC like competition, will take place in  such 
a manner.
Meanwhile, this weekend you can observe for yourself as we in Ohio take to  
the highways in the Ohio QSO Party on Saturday, August  26. We have plans  for 
six to ten mobiles operated by very competent contest operators.  From  past 
experience you can expect that their signals will be very comparable, so  that 
the results can be considered a result of operator skill.
In these contests mobiles are in effect new stations every time they change  
counties, so there will be plenty of them to work during the course of the  
contest.  And as in the WRTC/IARU, there will be lots of other, mostly  louder, 
stations mixed in as well.
The OQP runs from 1600z Saturday to 0400z Sunday, August 26/27.  Full  info 
is available at www.oqp.us.  I hope you'll stop by, check it out, and  imagine 
the possibilities.
Visitors to Ohio, mobile or otherwise, are obviously very welcome  too.
CU Saturday!
73  -  Jim   K8MR
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