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Re: [CQ-Contest] 0 points and "Leveling the playing field"

To: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 0 points and "Leveling the playing field"
From: Bill Turner <dezrat@copper.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 11:06:33 -0700
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On Mon, 9 Jul 2007 11:44:49 EDT, Jimk8mr@aol.com wrote:

>For what purpose?  To supposedly "level the playing  
>field"...which it will actually not do.  The latter is a myth that  
>has yet to be achieved, even in WRTC.  Isn't it time to stop using  
>the term and deluding ourselves?

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The purpose of "leveling the playing field" is to increase competition
between participants. In radio contesting it can never be made
perfectly level although WRTC comes pretty close. That doesn't mean we
shouldn't stop trying. 

Would you agree that having classes like high power/low power and
single op/multi op are good things? Those are attempts to level the
playing field and they are widely accepted. Would you like to see them

Bill W6WRT
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