[CQ-Contest] Barking up the wrong ARRL DX tree

Alan Zack k7acz at cox.net
Sat Apr 9 23:55:26 EDT 2005

If you are big on contesting why not get a 5 call to match your QTH. 
That's the way it used to be, you move, you get a new call.  Too bad 
it's not the rules anymore.  I hate it when a rare DX in AF or EU asks 
for the East Coast to stand by to work a few West Coast stations, asks 
for W6 or W7.  He then comes back to a W6 who gives him a 59 from FL 
or some other East Coast QTH.  Not fair to the REAL W6 and W7 stations.

Steve London wrote:

> Cqtestk4xs at aol.com wrote:
>>I disagree.  The majority of the US does have a shot at winning the contest.
> Yeah, right !  When was the last time you (or anyone else who normally lives 
> near the east coast) operated from west of 90 degrees W longitude and came even 
> close to winning the SOAB high power category in any major contest ?  Try it 
> sometime for a learning experience.
> I guess those of us who consistently put in major efforts and operate from W5, 
> 6, 7, or 0  are simply 3rd class lids, or we would have occassionally won.
> Steve, N2IC/5
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Alan Zack
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