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Re: [CQ-Contest] Assistance & Entry Status

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Assistance & Entry Status
From: Julius Fazekas <phriendly1@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 06:15:27 -0800 (PST)
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Ummm, what's the point of a contest, if not to

A major part of the enjoyment is finding stuff on your

The other players ARE rivals, and often friends.
There's a lot of fun in what you worked and missed
discussions after the contest (and before). That's how
folks improve their capabilities.

Helping others happens before and after for some
things and during a contest when it comes to
multipliers, if you're multi something or assisted.

To suggest otherwise is silly, this reflector exists
to help others, most of the folks here are happy to
share suggestions and technical aid.

But, in the heat of the battle, if you need
assistance, then enter that category. I prefer skill,
luck AND competition with my peers.


--- n6hc@aol.com wrote:

> I think it is a sad state of affairs when there seem
> to be so many individuals on this reflector that
> can't seem to get their arms around the concept of
> HELPING SOMEONE ELSE during the contest to enjoy the
> contesting experience by posting rare
> multipliers.??They all seem to be so focused on
> THEMSELVES that the concept of a helping hand is
> foreign.? This is the world we live in today.?
> (sigh)? Not everyone can/will win the contest but we
> can ALL ENJOY the contest.? I don't see the other
> contesting participants as RIVALS;? I see them as
> fellow amateurs reveling in the experience of a
> yearly event.? I look forward to participating in
> each contest and helping every one of the
> like-minded contesters that I have the pleasure of
> contacting by adding to their QSO total or providing
> them with a needed multiplier.? BTW...I have only
> entered the single op assisted class once (just to
> try the bandmapping feature of my logging
> software).? I enjoy searching for multipliers the
> old fashion 
>  way.? But I have no difficulty UNDERSTANDING the
> posting of stations playing in the contest by those
> individuals who?enter in the assisted (Unlimited)
> category.
> What a selfish world we live in!
> My two cents. YMMV
> Arnie? N6HC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen M. Murphy <murphys@comcast.net>
> To: cq-contest@contesting.com
> Sent: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 2:28 pm
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Assistance & Entry Status
> I've never understood this, either.  Why share your
> rare multipliers with
> the competition?
> -N8NM
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Paul J. Piercey" <p.piercey@nl.rogers.com>
> To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 3:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Assistance & Entry Status
> > I have been trying to understand why a group as
> seemingly competitive as
> > contesters would even think of spotting stuff for
> their rivals to benefit
> > from. They spend small (or large) fortunes setting
> up hugely elaborate
> > stations in order to beat "the other guy" and then
> turn around and tell
> "the
> > other guy" where the points are.
> >
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