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Re: [CQ-Contest] Non-Assisted vs. Assisted

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Non-Assisted vs. Assisted
From: kenlow7@aol.com
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:04:00 -0500 (EST)
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>> From: Hal Kennedy <halken@comcast.net>
>> 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.

Hal -

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.


Ken KE3X
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