I agree. I cannot play in the commonwealth contest from my USA home
QTH but it's fun to see the discussion.
Also AA DX and JIDX are difficult from here due to
distance/propagation, yet I don't mind seeing the discussion.
I think on a larger scale those outside the USA feel left out of the
fun of the sweepstakes contest. I can definitely see that argument.
On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 1:07 PM, Stephen Bloom <email@example.com> wrote:
> FWIW, I enjoy seeing other regional contests discussed here, especially since
> some of us are willing to travel to do contests we can't do at home.
> Steve KL7SB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CQ-Contest [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mats
> Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2017 5:46 PM
> To: W0MU Mike Fatchett <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SS, SS and again SS....
> Sorry for stealing bandwidth with my thread.
> You are most likely correct that SS of course requires the same attention and
> care as any other “regional” contest.
> I just need to “filter” those threads and focus on all the other good
> Just lately have been a lot of postings that, at least for me and possibly
> for some other non-NA, have been “less interesting”. That is MY (our) problem
> - not a problem to the list as such.
> I apologize in case I stirred up unnecessary emotions!
> Creeping back under my stone again, and using my big delete-finger and
> ignore-eyes when “less interesting” and less valid threads appear on this
> 73 de Mats RM2D
> On Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at 05:34, W0MU Mike Fatchett <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Spot on man! Spot on!
>> On 11/9/2017 3:50 PM, Jeff Clarke wrote:
>> > I wonder if I have to move to the US to find this reflector
>> > interesting....
>> > Maybe the rest of the world (apart from the US) need to create our
>> > own contest reflector?
>> > 73 de RM2D, Mats
>> > Geez Mats,
>> > Isn't a US domestic contest like Sweepstakes much like CQWW from
>> > Europe ? You all pretty much work each other and working the US is
>> > an afterthought! There is proof of this if you download public logs
>> > from CQ for the guys with big scores in EU and North Africa. Usually
>> > 70% of their QSO's are with other EU stations inside an area smaller
>> > than the continental US. You consider that a DX contest? Every year
>> > I waste time calling EU stations on 160/80 meters when I operate
>> > from the Caribbean. Maybe CQ should NOT allow EU to work each other
>> > for any points and maybe you would have a different opinion about
>> > it? The one thing you do have going for you is you have some youth
>> > interested in CW. Here in the US it's mostly old guys ! :}
>> > Jeff
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