You want to cut down on QSO counts for every one? Shut down the clusters.
A lot of hams get on during the contests to work new DX countries or work a
few here and there.
Bad move IMHO.
73 Rich NN3W
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dick-w0raa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "cq-contesting" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 10:52 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Shut down the clusters during a contest. SImple.
> Has anybody given thought to asking the people who own/operate the various
> clusters, to voluntarily shut them down during contest periods? What did
> do before there were clusters and packet? We fouind stations to work, the
> old fashioned way. We turned the knob and looked for them. God forbid we
> should have to do that today. What a horrible thought.
> So, why not just get all of them to voluntarily turn them off at the onset
> of a contest and then turn them back on at the end of the contest? I
> it's doable, so why not do it? Then we'd find out if these big gun
> are as big gunned as they claim to be. It's certainly worth considering.
> Also, all contests should be limited to 100 watts. Now there's where the
> cheating would go. Cheaters would be saying: "Me, more than 100 watts?
> me, I follow the rules!"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Fatchett W0MU" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Randy Thompson" <email@example.com>; "Untitled"
> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 4:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] cheating with packet
>> Assisted seems to have less competitors which translates to higher
>> I most cases if you are chasing spots you are probably not winning. Run
>> run run run.
>> On 12/12/07 4:37 PM, "Randy Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Because some of us still like to do things the old fashioned way. All
>>> ourselves! And we like the fact that we can compete in a category with
>>> other people who feel the same way. Even makes it more fun when we can
>>> the packet assisted guys.
>>> I am against combining them because I like to be recognized as a guy who
>>> knows how to operate.
>>> I wouldn't mind if they were combined because then all the SOA guys who
>>> think they are competitive will realize that packet does not a winning
>>> Randy, K5ZD
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: email@example.com
>>>> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Yuri VE3DZ
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 7:08 PM
>>>> To: email@example.com
>>>> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] cheating with packet
>>>> I don't like Dx Cluster, but the reality is - like it or not
>>>> - almost everyone is using it nowadays, one way or another. I
>>>> mean 99.9 % of the HAM stations have the capability of using
>>>> Dx Cluster today.
>>>> So, why not just allow it for all categories, like it was
>>>> done for WAE or Russian DX long time ago?
>>>> What are we afraid of here?
>>>> Yuri VE3DZ
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