CQ contest rules query
k1ttt at berkshire.net
Sun Dec 1 20:42:22 EST 1996
Jim Cain wrote:
> Am I alone in believing that we should continue to make it possible for
> someone of limited means to be competitive by building a station for a
> single band and mode? This year, 10 meters single band could have been won
> with a Ten Tec Scout, a cheap, used, low power amplifier, and wire arrays
> hung in a few trees. You wouldn't even have needed a computer, nor an alarm
> clock. To build a station like that, only to be bested by someone operating
> from an otherwise unused multi-band superstation and moving multipliers from
> other bands, would be very discouraging to a newcomer.
and i bet you think that qrp entries should only use wire antennas also.
why should someone not do something that is legal under the rules to
improve their score? if it isn't illegal and you can do it then i say
it! if that isn't what the contest sponsors want then let them write
rules so that it isn't legal.
David Robbins K1TTT (ex KY1H)
k1ttt at berkshire.net or robbins at berkshire.net
>From n2vw at skyhigh.com (Jack) Sun Dec 1 21:59:17 1996
From: n2vw at skyhigh.com (Jack) (Jack)
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 21:59:17 -0000
Subject: CONTESTING IS FUN!
Message-ID: <199612012302.SAA07920 at jupiter.skyhigh.com>
DO MANY OF YOU REALLY ENJOY CONTESTING? YOU COULDN'T TELL BY READING THIS
I LIKE CONTESTING because it is enjoyable and competitive. It fosters
camaraderie among all levels of competitors. I meet a lot of great people
(a little weird maybe) from the 100 Q's in a test to the GODS of the sport
- and they are all interesting and share their expertise. I've been
contesting for thirty years and rarely show up in the top ten of any
contest, but it isn't because I haven't tried. The most competitive item
is the operator. Equipment and antenna's are what can be afforded or
permitted in a location. Rules were, and are, still being made by contest
sponsors who are hams. When they start being promulgated by lawyers, then
we can join the rest of the great litigious society in the courts instead
of cruising the ether.
In all three aspects; operators, equipment and rules, competitive people
push the envelope to the extreme.
THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT! COMPETE - COMPETE - COMPETE !!!! Compete
with yourself, your club, country or world, BUT compete.
Have fun! JACK N2VW (VP5O,VP5N,VP5R,VP5T,P40T, /PJ2, ETC)
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