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Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R Category

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R Category
From: "Mark Beckwith" <n5ot@n5ot.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 22:10:58 -0600
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KU8E said:
Like any game (or competitive sport) those who have the most "toys" always 
win. It's no different with amateur radio contesting. Back when I started 
contesting in 1976 there was no computer logging, SO2R, SOA, Packet, etc.... 
The good (and respected) contest operators were the ones who knew from 
experience what band they should be CQing on the maximize their score. The 
technology we have today has taken all that guesswork away. All you need is 
some $$$ and you too can be a good (?) contester.

N5OT (me) says:
I don't believe this for a second.  There are plenty of guys with more stuff 
and bigger stations than I have whom I beat regularly.  But more importantly 
there are a number who also trounce me regularly with less stuff and smaller 
stations.  You're kidding yourself if you believe the only reason someone 
beat you was because you were out-hardwared.  You may have also been 
73 - Mark 

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