You think non-contesters hate contest weekends now,
just try this and watch the outrage among them at
73s John AA5JG
--- Dick-w0raa <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Has anybody given thought to asking the people who
> own/operate the various
> clusters, to voluntarily shut them down during
> contest periods? What did we
> 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
> 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 think
> it's doable, so why not do it? Then we'd find out
> if these big gun winners
> 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? Not
> me, I follow the rules!"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Fatchett W0MU" <email@example.com>
> To: "Randy Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "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
> > finishes...
> > I most cases if you are chasing spots you are
> probably not winning. Run
> > run
> > run run run.
> > On 12/12/07 4:37 PM, "Randy Thompson"
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Because some of us still like to do things the
> old fashioned way. All by
> >> 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
> >> beat
> >> 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
> >> score
> >> make.
> >> Randy, K5ZD
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >>> [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Yuri VE3DZ
> >>> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 7:08 PM
> >>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >>> 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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