[CQ-Contest] Fishy spots in WPX SSB

Dick Pechie kb1h at myeastern.com
Sat Apr 12 09:38:52 EDT 2003

I agree with Dave. I have been running a node since 1987 and if I had to
shut it down for contests I would not run the thing.

Dick - KB1H

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----- Original Message -----
From: David Robbins K1TTT <k1ttt at arrl.net>
To: reflector cq-contest <CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2003 7:39 AM
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Fishy spots in WPX SSB

> >>  I know in my case if spotting networks were disallowed in contests I
> >>  would shut my node down as it would no longer serve any purpose for
> >>  me... and I know there are many other contesters who would do the
> same.
> >>
> >>  David Robbins K1TTT
> >
> > The above statement would be at the expense of those of us who are
> > casual contesters. I always try to work the known Big Guns in a
> > contest, even if I planning no more than a few hours in a test.
> > I enjoy finding something on the rareish side, and then sharing
> > it on the cluster network; for those who are in the contest only to
> > better their DXCC, WAZ etc totals. ( There are many of us )
> >
> > If I were aware that  you had put your above statement in practise.,
> > I would not qso with you in the test. Not that you would need another
> > VE/VA3 .
> > It seems that serious contesters would force complience to the rules
> > at the expence of the vast numbers of us who are just participating
> > in a casual way. I  would suggest Contesters police themselves,
> > rather than the whole amateur community.
> You misunderstand my statement.  I would not shut it down to enforce the
> rules, I would shut it down because the rules would prohibit my use of
> it.  I spend considerable time and money running my node and am happy to
> provide the service to fellow amateurs, but my only interest in running
> it is for contests.  I do not hunt dx awards, the use of it for mail and
> chatting has been superceded by internet services, and it has only
> marginal usefulness for emergency communications.   If I had to stop
> using it because contest rules were changed to prohibit my using it
> there would be no more reason for me to support it.
> David Robbins K1TTT
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