Yes, it is a hobby, but a lot of people spent a lot of time, money, and
lugged their eqpt half-way around the world for it. That's a lot of
effort for a competition.where some participants have an unfair advantage.
I agree there's no way to provide a level playing field, but I believe
the Russians came the closest with the FD-style setup. There are ways
to get even closer to a level playing field.
And last, for the record, I currently have no radio to turn off :.) I
relocated about a year ago and sold everything before moving.
Hopefully, we'll get something on the air by the end of the year.
> Barry, all,
> 1- You can't stop folks from spotting. Period.
> 2- You can't control, who spots who. Period.
> 3- If you are really worried about a station or stations, spotting another
> more than others, well, in my VERY humble opinion, well, you need to relax
> a little, and remember this is a HOBBY. Not a life and death situation!!
> 4- If this bothers so many, so much, it's time to either understand there
> is NO way to provide a perfect, level field, and, just unplug your rig for
> that weekend.
> 73- Chuck KI9A
> In a message dated 7/11/2010 6:44:59 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> UA9BA spotted R36F 13 times. He spotted other WRTC stations a maximum
> of 6 times.
> UA9CDC spotted R36F 14 times. He spotted one other WRTC stations a
> maximum of 3 times, and others 0, once, or twice. Seems to be more than
> a statistical anomaly.
> Proximity? Take a look at a prefix map, Hans. UA9 is far from Moscow.
> Barry W2UP
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