[CQ-Contest] Contest Cheating

Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Wed Feb 25 20:58:29 EST 2004

At 11:07 AM 2/25/2004, Bill Turner wrote:

>I've never understood what packet adds to the contest experience.  I
>used packet once or twice back in the nineties and have never used it
>since.  Wouldn't it be better (more fun) to focus on turning the big
>knob in the middle of the radio?  Heck, if you just want a bigger score,
>let's give two points per Q instead of one!  :-)

Bill, I had limited time to operate this weekend, but wanted to maximize 
the number of points I could make for my club.  Packet was a 
godsend!  Sunday morning I went downstairs to bring some chairs upstairs, 
checked the spots and worked 12 QSOs in 11 minutes, 11 of them new 
multipliers.  All off of packet, of course.

I am still convinced of the value of packet, and am firmly in favor of 
keeping two single-op categories, one with packet and one without.

73 - Jim AD1C

Jim Reisert AD1C, 7 Charlemont Court, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
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