[CQ-Contest] IARU and a level playing field

Randy Thompson k5zd at ultranet.com
Tue Jul 15 19:45:32 EDT 1997

On Monday, July 14, 1997 9:16 PM, Bill Fisher, W4AN 
[SMTP:w4an at contesting.com] wrote:
> Fred, nobody was criticizing the Europeans.  This was only implied on me, 
> you.  Please dont put words in my mouth and I will return the favor.  If 
> criticized anyone, it was the organizers for letting the HQ station thing
> run a muck.

Whoa Bill!  The organizers, the IARU, wanted to create a fun event that 
showcased their member societies.  And they did a great job!  Now you are 
complaining because contesters are actually showing up and operating the 
society stations.  Gee, must be the same thing that encourages people to go 
to zone 9 or 33 in CQ WW!  I guess we should knock the WW Committee for 
that one too...

There are lots of hams in Eu.  Even with no multipliers, or giving everyone 
100 multipliers, the guy who works the most EU stations will win.  That's 
how it is until demographics change.

Randy, K5ZD

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