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[TowerTalk] Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R vs SO1R

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R vs SO1R
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Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 22:53:05 EDT
In a message dated 7/27/01 10:25:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

>  If all a person wants to do is maximize their score, then SO2R is the
>  way to go.  Think of all you don't have to worry about:
>  1.  No band strategy.  You're monitoring all of them all the time.
>  2.  No knowledge of propagation.  When a band opens, you're there.
>  3.  No decision whether to CQ or S&P.  You are doing both.
>  4.  No real radio smarts required.  Only manual dexterity.

Why didn't I think of that!

While people are arguing about SO2R, I am trying to figure out SO4R on the 
same band. Two radios on different bands is chicken feed. 

Must be hard for RF scrambled brains to figure out that Ham Radio Contesting 
is a technical sport. Parameters and categories are set in the rules (power 
levels, band categories, OP categories). This is a challenge for us to figure 
out how to use technology to enhance our operating and scores within the 
rules (packet = someone else is helping you) So forget about crying about too 
many rigs etc. If one is serious about winning, he will go for the max, if 
you can afford it (time and/or money) go for it. If you can't, settle into 
category that suits you best and gives you more fun and go for it too.
Stop worrying about how many keyers, rigs, computers, that is a part of the 
game. We have already diluted categories and have some that don't even get 
competitors. If it ain't hard, it ain't no challenge, it ain't no worth going 
after it. What is the point of competing for something that has already 1000 
Has anyone got plans for multiplier robot? Please reply directly to me, I 
will summarize it :-)

Just recuperating from extraction of the kidney stone, contest weekend is a 
vacation compared to this experience, ouch!

Yuri, K3BU

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