> Vilified? Nothing could be further from the truth. I respect SO2R
> operators for their skill and dedication to contesting. The only area
> of disagreement I have is that I believe it is such an advantage it
> should have a separate category, much like HP is separate from LP.
> Then people can choose the style of operating they prefer, knowing
> they are competing against like-equipped stations.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this one, Bill.
I feel that if someone develops a skill, a station configuration, or a
technical wrinkle which advantages them over lesser prepared participants,
then that hard-won advantage should not be "neutralized away" by a rule
change. Competition is all about keeping up with the competition, after
"Starting even at 0000Z on Friday evening" is a myth --- radiosport
competition begins long before you plunk your butt down in the chair at
73, de Hans, K0HB
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