A much bigger difference in scores instead of SO1R vs SO2R would be
directional antennas vs non-directional antennas. No contest has this
broken down into separate categories. The CQWPX does have the TB-Wires
overlay but it still allows for a directional antenna, and a TH11 at 200
feet would be allowed in that category. The guy with a vertical would also
be allowed for that overlay but really wouldn't have much of a chance
against stations running a single tribander and tower, unless he/she
decided to enter single band like 40 or 80.
73 John AF5CC
On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 4:51 PM, K8IA via CQ-Contest <
> I have always enjoyed NAQP CW and competing with the SO2R crowd is fun. I
> would never want to see SO2R and SO1R as separate categories. They should
> not be. The SO2R ops skills should be rewarded. Conversely, there are
> probably a few of us that do fairly well not using SO2R
> I use SO2V via a two rx K3, a far cry from SO2R and, frankly, SO2V is not
> too productive in a high rate contest such as NAQP CW. I am usually just
> busy running rate to bother with that second in-band rx. Other than a
> small percentage of qso's (maybe 50-60 per NAQP CW), I could be considered
> Although, due to some storm damage here, I was unable to compete in last
> weekends NAQP CW, some of my recent past top 25 (actually 26 as you will
> see) final scores look good for a non-SO2R old guy:
> 2017 Jan NAQP CW - K8IA #6 Overall - 1213/224 = 271,712 (8 band changes)
> 2016 Aug NAQP CW - K8IA #6 Overall - 1032/193 = 199,176 (11 band changes)
> 2016 Jan NAQP CW - K8IA #18 Overall - 1172/223 = 261,356 (11 band
> 2015 Aug NAQP CW - K8IA #26 Overall - 990/212 = 209,880 (18 band changes)
> 2015 Jan NAQP CW - K8IA #18 Overall - 1155/247 = 285,285 (14 band changes)
> My point is that, a SO2R op will beat me most of the time, but not
> necessarily all the time.
> I am having fun doing what I do with the modest station I have. I have no
> plans for SO2R. My highest antenna is only 78' up and just a 3 el SteppIR
> that. No magic station, certainly no magic op but a persistent old coot
> that likes to have some fun in NAQP CW. I missed you folks last weekend!
> 73, Bob K8IA
> Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
> In a message dated 8/8/2017 10:03:23 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> The top 25 players (according to 3830scores.com) in the NAQP CW contest
> were running SO2R. Congrats to N9NB a SO1R op who broke the chain of SO2R
> scores.. The concern I saw was that there were no SO1R stations anywhere
> near the top scores in the NAQP LP category. There was a very wide score
> margin between the two types of operation too...
> Is a category for number of receivers needed in the world of contesting?
> How are SO1R ops doing in other contests competing against SO2Rs?
> Does not having a "number of receivers" category discourage SO1Rs from
> Are there any contests that have such a category?
> 73s Dave WN4AFP
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