Well said Art.
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From: "Art Boyars" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 7:46 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] The thread that will not die
> W7GG tries again:
> "if u think ss is so much fun try the naqp ....
> it fixes all the things that are annoying in the ss!
> "for example: its 12 hours shorter, u can work stations agn on each band,
> the xhange is shorter, and mults count agn on each band .... etc
> "not to detract from the ss format or heritage but it cud be made better
> if the sponsor saw fit .... "
> I vote NO! I like it the way it is (but I am glad that it is no longer
> two weekends). There are NAQPs and other tests for people who don't like
> the challenge of grinding it out. If you go to the band-QSOs and
> band-mults, it'll just make it less fun for the little guys (like me).
> And as for the exchange being "too long" -- gee whiz! Let there be at
> least one contest where we have to prove that we can communicate. With
> SCP and automated computer logging the WW DX tests hardly require copying
> ANY info; everybody is busy before the test making sure that the dot-cty
> files have the right zone for every ham in the world.
> I wish this idea for "fixing" SS would go away forever. But that's an
> unrealistic hope. So, instead, I'll hope for enough patience to politely
> disagree every time somebody pushes its head above the ground.
> Now I'll go back to trying to figure out how to improve my skills and
> strategy for SS next year.
> (And BTW, I see that most people think that current SO2R practice --
> including "dueling CQs" -- is acceptable. I was QRT from about 1981 to
> 2000, and I missed those developments. I'll not raise the issue again.)
> 73, Art K3KU (that little signal you could not quite copy in SS SSB)
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