[CQ-Contest] SS observations ( kinda long)

bob.wruble at verizon.net bob.wruble at verizon.net
Mon Nov 5 13:53:22 EST 2001

well put, dave, but i doubt if our friends at the league will
ever make any meaningful changes to the SS.  however, they did cut it back
from 2 weekends many years ago....imagine if it were 2 weekends these days!
further they have added many operating catgories (m,s,u, etc) but i don't
see much real change likely.....12 hours wud be more than enuf time 24/30 is
nfg in todays world.

i swore that last year wud be my last serious ss cw effort but decided to
give it another go this year LP and so2r.  needed the so2r practice and the
sscw test is made for so2r.

so2r helped with the monotony but just barely.....found myself
watching football and the world series to reduce the boredom.

my friend k7ss did this years cwss using an old japanese hand key .....
mebbe a new catagorey for next year??

73 bob

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SS observations ( kinda long)

> On Sun, 4 Nov 2001 23:03:35 EST KI9A at aol.com writes:
> >
> > Well, I sit here Sunday night after another fun SSCW.  I can't help
> > to ponder
> > if (when?) the CAC may change the SS rules to help cure the Sunday
> > doldrums.
> I totally agree. This contest is WAY too long, and high
> power is completely unnecessary. The USA/Canada wreck the
> bands worldwide. Sunday is a boring drag,
> and the top scores all start to converge, because there
> is a limited pool of stations to work. This scoring
> convergence itself is a powerful indicator that the game is
> defective.
> My recommendation would be to enhance this contest by changing
> it to 18 out of 24 hours, low power or QRP only. CW could
> be even shorter, but 18 seems to be a reasonable compromise
> between CW and SSB, where there are more stations to work.
> The 24 hour period would span an entire diurnal propagation
> cycle, helping to equalize conditions geographically.
> I have sent copies of this message to all members of the
> ARRL Contest Advisory Committee, and urge others to likewise
> express their opinion to the people who make the rules.
> Their e-mail addresses should be in the header of this message,
> and are also listed below.
> Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
> Yuma, AZ
> K6LL at juno.com
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