I really never enjoyed the Disney movie series "The Love Bug" very
much. I suppose my attitude would be different if the actors, directors.
and production qualities were different. But there's a lot of truth about
competition to be seen in those movies. Ultimately, Herbie always
wins because he's clearly the fastest car in the race. Surely he'll use
his unusual skills to overcome the dirty tricks of his competitors,
but in the end he will be seen as overtaking the antagonist with
superior acceleration and speed.
Contesting cannot ever be considered fair if we define fair in terms
that require that natural law be suspended. The QSY rule may not
achieve the suspension of natural law, but there clearly is a swing
in emphasis to operator skills in lieu of station capability in the Sprint.
Your double-edged sword here is not the format of the contest. It's
having a weak signal. If you're weak, you can't generate callers
when you call CQ, and you can't break through the pileups.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelly Taylor" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <Aldewey@aol.com>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SPRINT Contest Format
> The following should in no way be construed as an argument against the QSY
> rule or should be seen in any way as an attempt to discredit it, but...
> The QSY rule is a double-edged sword for Little Pistols, actually: it can
> darn hard to break into the instant pileup on the station inheriting, as
> well, once you do 'earn' the frequency, there's no guarantee anyone will
> hear your subsequent CQ.
> Don't tell me it doesn't happen because it happens to me all the time.
> However, as I stated above, this is in no way an argument against the QSY
> rule for Sprints: I think it is what makes a Sprint-rule contest the true
> test of operating skill. It just isn't always a rule that favours the
> 73, kelly
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Aldewey@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 9:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SPRINT Contest Format
>> In a message dated 12/28/2007 7:57:33 AM Central Standard Time,
>> email@example.com writes:
>> Seriously, it is really a great format for Little Pistol Contest
>> especially when you "inherit" the frequency. No Big Guns can just sit
>> parked on a particular frequency which is also cool if you have a pip
>> signal. The weekly NCCC NS (and SNS) can provide you with mucho
>> prior to the real deals which take place twice a year per mode
>> And don't miss the write-up in the Jan/Feb, 2008 issue of NCJ by W0YK
>> W9RE on the Thursday Night NCCC Sprints. I've started playing in these
>> and it
>> is a lot of fun and a great way to get ready for the weekend.
>> Al, K0AD
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