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
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 06:08:40 +1000
From: Trent Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>
To: David Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.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
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.
TrentVK4TS PO Box 275 Mooloolaba 4557 0408497550
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