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[CQ-Contest] Rule Change for IARU test

Subject: [CQ-Contest] Rule Change for IARU test
From: k6acz@earthlink.net (Alan C. Zack)
Date: Wed Jul 16 15:20:31 2003
I concur.  This contest needs a Low power and QRP categories.  As it
is 100 watts to a vertical or dipole is in direct competition to a KW
with a 100 ft tower with a 7 element yagi.  I would also be nice to
gave club competitions.

wo4o@juno.com wrote:
> What rules need to be changed?
> Add LOW POWER category.
> Add QRP category.
> Add Club/Team Competition.
> Why do the rules need to be changed?
> To increase participation.  By adding new competition categories there
> will be added value to the contest.  More participants will increase
> activity to compete for awards.
> One example:  Did anybody notice the larger than normal number of HQ
> stations S&Ping due to low activity when they would normally be CQing to
> keep the rate up?  Does anybody believe that the low activity is solely a
> result of poor propagation?
> How will this rule change affect the costs to administrate the contest?
> Costs will increase.
> How can added costs be offset?
> As administrator for the contest, the ARRL can sell memorabilia, such as
> pins, coffee mugs, t-shirts, etc.  More competition categories = more
> participants = more "buyers" (of memorabilia) = more money!
> Conclusion?
> Arguing that added costs to add competition categories is prohibitive is
> not valid when there is a viable solution.
> Once we identify the decision makers for rule changes and the policy and
> procedure for presenting a formal proposal, it is my intent to announce a
> more developed and detailed plan-of-action to effect these changes.
> 73 Ric Wo4o
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