[CQ-Contest] new categories...what am I missing?

bogus at does.not.exist.com bogus at does.not.exist.com
Thu Nov 20 09:39:04 EST 1997

In a message dated 97-11-20 09:12:53 EST, N4KG wrote:

<< Creation of a Multi-operator ONE-transmitter category would fill
 the gap for many who are not willing or able to compete as a
 single operator for 48 hours.  Such a category may even attract
 participation from those who have abandoned serious contesting
 because they no longer wish to compete as single operators and
 do not have the wherewithall to compete in the large Multi classes >>

1. There are PLENTY of categories in CQWW now.  You can enter as qrp on 10
meters, assisted on 15 meters, HP 20, SOABHP, SOABLP, M/S, M/M, etc.

2. For 1996, over 30% of ALL entrants earned a CERTIFICATE (on BOTH modes!).

3. If you can't operate a 48 hour contest, you can always enter as MONOBAND.
 If you're a nightbird, work 160/80/40...If you like daylight hours only, try
10 or 15.  You can COMPETE and even WIN with only a total of 24 hours (or
less!) effort.

4.  If you like company, you can go assisted.

5. If you like HUMAN company, invite a buddy over.  If BOTH of you are "old
and tired," then EACH of you can do a single band effort (different bands)
from a common location.  You BOTH might even WIN!

6. If your group  doesn't care how "competitive" you are, do a m/s and NOT
make the top 5 or 10 in the world...so what?  How did you do in your
state/zone?  Make it personal!

7. If you don't like the constraints of m/s, go m/m and have as much fun as
you like with no time limits on band changing.  No, you won't be
"competitive" but you WILL have fun.  How many of the m/m entrants think they
even have a chance to win?  NOT MANY!  But they still get on.

8.  There is always the ARRL DX 'test

9.  Try the All Asia!  :-)  [make sure to use the right forms]

[the opinions expressed are my own are are not necessarily representative of
any group or committee with which I may be associated]

de Doug KR2Q

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