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

To: dezrat@copper.net, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 0 points and "Leveling the playing field"
From: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 17:02:18 EDT
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In a message dated 7/10/2007 4:34:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
dezrat@copper.net writes:


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
Those first words were not mine, but me quoting W4ZV.
The purpose of "leveling the playing field" is to allow a meaningful  
comparison of the operating skill of those involved.
I have no problem with low power, high power, SO, MO, etc.
My point is that for the most level of playing fields, you'll find it in  the 
mobile competition of a good state qso party.
73  -  Jim   K8MR

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