[CQ-Contest] SS observations ( kinda long)
bob.wruble at verizon.net
bob.wruble at verizon.net
Mon Nov 5 13:38:39 EST 2001
SS shud be cut down to 12 hours or opened up so stns can be wked on each
band! look at all the power (energey) that wud be saved by reducing the
endless cqing that goes on hour after hour!
alas, such foolish thinking ....... wud bud selig allow baseball games to be
shortened to 5 innings ....... of course not ....... tradition wud not allow
it! and the same goes for SS
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Fields" <gwfields at mediaone.net>
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Cc: <smc at qth.com>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SS observations ( kinda long)
> I think another SS record has been broken with how early
> this thread has started, hi.
> Yes, Sunday can get awfully long. But one of the big
> attractions to SS for me is my one tribander and
> wires can actually make the top ten box! Why? Because
> I don't have to be competitive on all bands. From
> my small city lot there is no way I can be competitive
> on 80 through 10. In fact, the second radio ant is
> an all band dipole so I have nothing fancy here. If
> the rules are changed to allow multiple QSO's with
> each station people like me no longer have a chance
> at placing. To me one of the fascinations with
> SS is that those who stick do it and don't
> let up on Sunday are the ones who do well!
> Greg K0OB
> One of the Minnesota Wireless Gang (MWA)
> At 11:03 PM 11/4/01 EST, KI9A at aol.com wrote:
> >Well, I sit here Sunday night after another fun SSCW. I can't help to
> >if (when?) the CAC may change the SS rules to help cure the Sunday
> >Before you begin to write the flames to me, think about this for a bit.
> >wasn't for all of the QRP guys S&P'ing, & the big boys with SO2R, I would
> >have even less of a run. Heck, I'd be S&Ping all Sunday! Before you say
> >would turn into a big NAQP", lets think about the difference. NAQP- 10
> >hours. SS 24. You have 2 shots at hitting open bands during SS. NAQP,
> >one. Make multiple Q's with same station. Keep MULTS the same.
> >Ok, so it'll kill all previous SS records. So what? WPX has changed.
> >we have so, so much in life to do, competing with radio, not to mention
> >sitting in a chair all weekend, that us, as contesters, need to make it
> >inviting as possible. I am one of those. I have another expensive hobby
> >(passion) that not only competes with radio contesting money & time. Old
> >cars. I restore them. I cruise them. I show them.
> >Oh yeah, did I mention Family time?
> >I love contesting. I really dig SS. But, it seems every year, I have a
> >tougher time keeping my butt in the chair all day Sunday, maybe a slight
> >tweak in the rules is in order?
> >Let the flames begin!
> >73 & CU in SS SSB
> >Chuck KI9A
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