[CQ-Contest] Re:Fishy Calls

sawyered at earthlink.net sawyered at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 10 13:55:45 EDT 2003

You can't control who's spotting and who's manipulating it but really, who cares.  People who spend time spotting themselves and chasing spots (legally or illegally from a rules standpoint) have never won a major contest anyway from anything I can see.  Rather than wasting alot of bandwidth disecting it, lets just blow it open and say, you know what, don't make it a seperate category.  You know what else, lets make it fine to self spot as well.  Seriously, the data would suggest that you are handicapping yourself vs. non-assisted so why are we caring.

Pretty soon the Summit will look like a digital band map and all the assisteds will be chasing the self spots and basically going from internet pileup to internet pileup.  Me, I'll be finding them the old fashioned way and skipping over many of those pile-ups and coming back to them when the mess calms down (first call, low power, with wires, usually, its pretty funny actually).

So my vote.  Reduce the categories to High Power, Low Power, QRP, Multi-2/Single, Multi-Multi, Single Band, and Rookie.  Kill the self spotting restriction and may the best man, or woman, win.  I bet the top 5 in each category don't even change.

Just my 2 cents.

Ed  N1UR

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