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Re: [CQ-Contest] Level Playing Field - my 2 cents

To: "Tom W8JI" <w8ji@w8ji.com>, <somata90924@mypacks.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Level Playing Field - my 2 cents
From: "Milt -- N5IA" <n5ia@zia-connection.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:41:10 -0700
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To my knowledge there has been NO whining during this entire thread.  And I 
am certainly not making any excuses.  I and others have been stating the 
facts as demonstrated by the statistics.

What I read are some very good ideas and recommendations to make a good 
thing better, AND the statistics to back up the request to implement those 
ideas and recommendations.

All of this IMHO.

73, and have a great week.

de Milt, N5IA

-----Original Message----- 
From: Tom W8JI
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 6:46 AM
To: Milt -- N5IA ; somata90924@mypacks.net ; cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Level Playing Field - my 2 cents

>I am a competitor.  I often liken amateur radio contesting to the Hot Rod 
>1/4 mile drag strips.  You work on your "rod" (station) all week long and 
>then you go the the drags on Saturday night (favorite contest) to see how 
>your rod (radio & antennas) and your driving skills (operating) stack up 
>against your hobby friends.

One thing about racing is people learn to take a licking without excuses.
Whining and moaning doesn't go far. No one tolerates it, and that probably
is why I have such a low tolerance for it.

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