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Re: [CQ-Contest] How to make WRTC more like the Olympics?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] How to make WRTC more like the Olympics?
From: VE2TZT <ve2tzt@arrl.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:19:46 -0400
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Why wasting two years with qualification contests when everything is already played since the beginning with some huge geographical advantages plus station setups ?

A simple form describing the station geographical position and eventually the station setup should be enough to determine who is qualified in a given area.

That way, the cheaters could not be tempted to cheat to compensate those disadvantages...

Provocative ? yes but the whole process is not well thought out and tempting to improve it by upgrading LP to 100% had just increased the cheating.

The only way should be like LU5DX suggests some local mini-WRTC like qualifications.

Gilles VA2EW.

On 16/08/2016 07:54, 4O3A Ranko wrote:

As we all know, the goal of WRTC is to be our Olympics.

I think that in order to achieve this, the qualifications need to be in the same spirit. They need to be transparent, and no score should be at even slightly shady or suspicious.

Unfortunately, recent qualifications didn't look like that at all. I will not comment on the qualification scores except that some are extremely questionable.

I will propose to the WRTC committee to define set of general rules regarding qualifications. In order to participate in the qualifications, operators must sign up as a qualifier for WRTC
and accept these new general WRTC rules.

If they don't comply, they can’t qualify.

General rules:

 * Only station that sign up can qualify for WRTC competition
 * During a qualifying contests period, a contester must accept anyone
   who wishes to inspect his equipment and monitor operating.
 * After any qualifying contest ends, audio and video of the whole
   contest must be uploaded immediately to a dedicated WRTC server for
   possible inspection.

These are simple rules that would significantly reduce cheating. They would allow for self-control within our community. They would show that WRTC and fair play stand together.



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