[CQ-Contest] Old topic - New Wrinkle

George Fremin III - K5TR geoiii at kkn.net
Wed Jan 22 05:03:39 EST 2003

On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 01:35:46AM -0600, K4RO Kirk Pickering wrote:
> I'm all for it Tom.  Interestingly, a similar discussion
> just broke out on the TCG reflector.  Specifically, that
> a serious guest op who has someone help him (e.g. fix an 
> antenna) DURING the contest has a significant advantage over 
> the op who must do it himself.  The advantage is as much mental
> as technical or physical.  I would have given my eyeteeth to 
> have someone help me when everything broke here during CW SS.
> But I'm not sure I would have felt like a single op if I did.
> I also agree that a separate catrgory is unnecessary.  Maybe
> just a marker, like there used to be for LP & QRP in the Sprints.

mmmmm..... I was what most would describe as a "guest op" 
when I operated from the W5KFT station. Whenever I did a 
single op contest I was the only person there - indeed 
the station owner was 300+ miles away. There was no pit crew.
But this was also not the station at my house.  

There was no one to bring me food or water or anything else. 

So I fail to see how you can define this division of catagories 
into anything that makes sense.

George Fremin III - K5TR
geoiii at kkn.net

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