w7ti at jps.net
Tue Jun 6 06:46:21 EDT 2000
----- Original Message -----
From: William N. Goodman, CPA (K3ANS) <goodmancpa at enter.net>
To: <k4sb at mindspring.com>; 'contest' <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Re:SO2R
> I think SO2R class is silly. How about single op, two VFO's in one radio
> versus Single op, one VFO in one radio? I know one ham who operates
> Should he be in different class than SO1R or SO2R? How about iCOM vs.
> Kenwood vs. Yaesu vs. Ten-Tec vs. JSC? Old radios versus new radios?
> state amps vs. tube amps.
> American made radio vs. imports? Radio with auto tuner? Radio without
> auto tuner? Antennas fed with coax vs. fed with twin lead? Heil HC-4 vs.
> HC-5? Blind versus sighted hams? Solid state vs. tube radios? Padded
> chair vs. hard chair? Computer logging vs. manual logging? CT vs. NA vs.
> TR? Food and drink provided by wife vs. provided by wife vs. self? Porta
> potty vs. inside plumbing? Potty 50 over 50 feet away versus under 50 ft.
> away. Fat hams vs. thin hams? The distinctions are endless. Who cares.
> an operator can master a skill better than his or her competition, then
> he/she should benefit and not grovel to appease the masses. Oh yes, OM
> YL? XOM vs. OM? XYL vs. YL? Everyone could have his own class.
> My puny multi does not object to be placed in the same class as the big
> multis. We know we can not win, but we have fun just the same. We have
> private competition with similar stations, but enter the broad classes.
Your last paragraph says it all. If you don't care whether you win or not,
fine. You are not a real competitor, just a casual entrant, and that's
perfectly ok. The rest of your post is what is silly. None of those x vs y
situations you quote make any difference. But one radio vs two makes a HUGE
difference. The two radio (or more) operator has a tremendous TIME
advantage over the course of a contest, literally HOURS more spent receiving
than the one radio guy. That is the part of the playing field that needs
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