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Re: [CQ-Contest] Big change in WRTC rules

To: sawyered@earthlink.net, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Big change in WRTC rules
From: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 15:49:00 -0400 (EDT)
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It is not so crazy. It is, after all, the World Radiosport TEAM  
Competition. Lots of Olympic teams are picked on non-statistical bases - think  
The question of how low power qualifications fits in also makes sense. The  
real individual competition is in the high power classes.Basketball players 
are  selected on their performances in the NBA, or in some cases the NCAA. 
They are  not the best players in the D-Leagues, even if there are some very 
good players  in the D-Leagues.
A single individual can have a lot more effect in a M/S operation than in a 
 M/M operation. And a M/2 with two operators is a lot more like a single op 
 effort than a M/2 with six operators.  

I've not been there, but I would think that, as in other team sports, team  
chemistry plays an important role in team radiosport competitions. For a 
serious  competitor, there is no reason to select an inferior teammate because 
of  personal friendships.
73  -  Jim  K8MR
In a message dated 5/20/2012 7:47:18 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
SawyerEd@earthlink.net writes:

Always  amazes me, the whole WRTC process.  50% of the participants have  
qualified to go, yet go every event.  Now these, non-qualifiers  can operate
the entire contest just by virtue of being long time friends of  the
qualifiers.  Don't get me wrong, long time friends of great  operators, are
mostly, or at least used to be, great operators.  But  they often could not
have qualified for the current event, yet they sit  there competing, why?

We are really kidding ourselves to call  that system the amateur radio
Olympics folks.  Can you imagine the  REAL Olympics is the relay team was
made up of 2 people who qualified to be  there and 2 people with some other
reason to get the nod?

A  real Olympic competition would be made up of only those who have
personally  qualified to be there and by doing as close to as possible what
would be  expected during the completion.  To limit Multi-2 submissions and
then  turn it into a M2 contest is ironic.  It adds to the irony of  
low power contest competition but then holding the contest with  low power.

In my opinion, everyone who competes should have  earned the right to be
there and what they are doing competing should as  closely resemble what got
them there as possible.  Anything else is a  political game, honestly.


Ed   N1UR

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