>> From: Hal Kennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Hal Kennedy wrote:>
>> Meanwhile, it is accepted that to date the best SO (A)
>> scores continue to besomewhat below the best SO scores.
There's an easy 4-letter explanation for that: W-R-T-C.
As long as the WRTC qualifying rules penalize Assisted entries, there's no way
the top guys will choose that category for their Single-Op efforts. This has
been the case ever since people recognized WRTC was a truer test of operating
ability since there is a referee present at all times.
In recent years, several excellent SO2R operators have already demonstrated
what happens when they enter Assisted in a major 48-hour contest: the
multiplier count increases by 20% and they blow away the Unassisted entries.
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