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Re: [CQ-Contest] Contesting is dead? Yeah, right.

To: Gerard Lynch <gerrylynch@freenetname.co.uk>,"CQ Contest" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contesting is dead? Yeah, right.
From: Jerry Chouinard <k5yaa@okdxa.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 19:37:41 -0600
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Contradictory indeed.

Something to complain about and pains to describe.  A few days a year, SSB 
down to 7001 and quick responses above 7150 wouldn't seem to add to the 
arthritis on 40 and it sure won't cure it.  350+ days a year seems more 
than enough time to talk about how old we are getting.


At 11:11 PM 10/30/2006 +0000, Gerard Lynch wrote:
>Pointless argument on the CQ-Contest reflector, No. 1: we are all geriatrics
>and amateur radio in general, and contesting in particlar, is dying.
>Pointless argument on the CQ-Contest reflector, No. 2: I've never heard such
>QRM for CQ World Wide.  My, some EVIL people were CQing in the CW band on 40
>and I've never heard such bad QRM on 20.
>Even if we ignore record scores in big contests in recent years isn't there
>something inherently contradictory in these comments?
>Or are radio amateurs only happy when they have something to complain about?
>Gerry G0RTN
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