[CQ-Contest] Re: When and why did the rules change

Marty N5NW at midsouth.rr.com
Sun May 7 13:04:21 EDT 2000

On Sun, 07 May 2000 04:18:52 -0700, Tom Osborne <w7why at freewwweb.com> wrote:

>Ron Wetjen wrote:
>>We should be concerned with the intent and spirit of the rule >as written, instead of wasting time trying to find ways around >it.
>Hi Ron
>Good idea, but it will never happen.  As long as there are rules,
>there are people who try to circumnavigate the rules.  It happens
>in every class--someone pushes the rule to the limit because it
>makes them think they will then have an advantage over other
>participants who are following the rules to the letter.  Look at
>the "unassisted" class.  In the results of a contest last year,
>there were less than 50 entries in the assisted class.  There
>will always be cheaters, but they are just cheating themselves. 

Why is this true?  Golf, even at a professional level with serious money on
the line, is very competitive, but players are above all, honest.  Without
integrity, the plaque and certificate is nothing more than wood and paper, and
given the investment in equipment and time, mighty expensive wood and paper at

Sort of like paying someone to climb Mt. Everest for you, then displaying the
certificate of achievement on your wall.  Not much respect in that ...

Marty, N5NW
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