[CQ-Contest] Unsportsmanlike conduct
ua9cdc at r66.ru
Tue Apr 1 11:35:01 EST 2003
> > > I have no problem with free speech, whether it agrees with me or not.
> > > I do have a problem with the venue chosen. I think of an amateur
> > > radio contest similar to the Olympics. Politics are put aside for the
> > > sake of the competition. Isn't contesting meant to be that way as
> > > well?
> > Barry, since you mentioned Olimpics please recall 1980 Olimpics in
> > Politics are part of everything since long ago. Olimpics included. I
> > the best behavior is not to pay attention to such things and just work
> > contest. Discussing this in the contest reflector just amplifies the
> > which is hardly worth while since that is not really a problem when just
> > station does something stupid.
> > Igor, UA9CDC
> There is a difference between protesting by not participating, and
> protesting by participating, but not following the spirit of the
Barry, IMHO protesting either way IS mixing politics and hobby/sport. Isn't
it what we both are trying to avoid? What I was going to say, concentrating
on what just one person did and therefore magnifying the importance of that
act is IMHO not the best way of dealing with the problem.
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