The scientist in me wants to see numerical proof that one spot, or even ten
spots, variation made any difference to the scores.
Seriously, if you have a group of close together spots from your zone, how much
of an impact does that have versus working 5 point stations when the well
spotted station might be swamped with one pointers?
I can see where cheer leading in certain events could be more of a negative
than a positive, in more ways than one. Not only could it cause you to be
swamped by locals during a short term opening into a tough region, but it
points you out to spammers, jammers and lids...
Of course, I have no firm data to back this up, it is only my opinion...
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--- On Tue, 7/13/10, Paul O'Kane <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: Paul O'Kane <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] List of WRTC stations / Results
> To: "CQ CONTEST" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 8:16 PM
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Radio K0HB" <email@example.com>
> > There was no impact, Rob. LU5DX has decided to
> > a controversy where none exists,
> No impact - where the number of spots for each team
> varied from 1 to 121? Of course there was an impact.
> Look at the results. A single additional spot for
> ES5TV/ES2RR could have made them winners. One fewer
> spot for RW1AC/RA1AIP could have dropped them to
> second place.
> Spotting is the most significant unregulated factor in
> preventing WRTC being a true measure of the operating
> skills of each team.
> Can it be regulated? If not, we will have the same
> controversy next time.
> Paul EI5DI
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