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Re: [CQ-Contest] Submission Categories for all Contests

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Submission Categories for all Contests
From: Eric Gruff <eric@e4consult.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 00:21:18 +0000
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Agreed. I've got quite a few 1st Place Certificates for SOHP in San Diego where 
I had fewer points than the low power SO winner. I accept my category win and 
move on. Not a big deal. As I noted in another posting, why not categorize by 
antennas used? An antenna farm and 100 Watts would beat my 1.5 kW and inverted 
V or hexbeam every time.

Just imagine if there were money involved for winning - how crazy would things 

73 - Eric NC6K


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Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 06:08:40 +1000

From: Trent Sampson <vk4ts@outlook.com<mailto:vk4ts@outlook.com>>

To: David Gilbert <xdavid@cis-broadband.com<mailto:xdavid@cis-broadband.com>>,


Subject: [CQ-Contest] Submission Categories for all Contests


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Is it time to totally reconsider the category system ?

Should a Multi Multi that is beaten by a Multi Single get kudo's for a first 
place ?

Should the Rules that govern contests change to - BEST wins regardless - So for 
example - A QRP station beats all comers including SOAB HP unassisted - he 
takes the first place in QRP LP and HP ? After all it is the motor sport 
equivalent of a lawn mower powered go cart beating a NASCAR racer into first 

Should Single op, single bands be split out of SOAB entries and also 
categorised as Single Band ie a SOAB who actually has the best 80M score wins 
the single band 80m category ?

What was done by CR3L is hardly cheating - they put forward their log into a 
category they could win.

The tip for the future is probably put your scores to 3830 and declare a 
Nonsensical category. Play your cards closer to your chest.

Many of the categories are catered for so that in the finest tradition of 
everyone gets a prize operators are encouraged - BUT as a competition are we 
really catering for best of the best ?

I think at this juncture we are not.


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