> Your "limited" category couldn't be an equalizer of that same sort;
> it could only set an upper limit which ultimately would stifle the
> spirit of competition.
I disagree. Within a given region (state, section, call area, etc.)
a "limited" category would eliminate the big variations among the
external factors that effect score (e.g., power level, significant
antenna disparity, assisted, multiple operators). It would not
penalize operator skill but I believe the most skilled operators
will want to drive the "top fuel" dragster instead the factory stock
Would there still be competition in the "limited" category - of
course! Would the most skilled operators still wind - certainly!
Would a "limited" category appeal to beginners, those with "normal"
antenna installations and no amplifier - you bet!
I strongly believe replacing the current category structure of
most contests with a limited/unlimited/multiple operator structure
recognizes the reality of most home stations and still provides
a platform for those who want to build/operate superstations.
... Joe, K4IK
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