[CQ-Contest] NOT IN THE CONTEST Operating

Ken Widelitz widelitz at gte.net
Sun Dec 18 18:29:03 EST 2005

If casual operators who are NOT IN THE CONTEST stop operating in the
contest, the contest will be a lot LESS FUN for anyone who IS in the

If you are NOT IN THE CONTEST, which means you are not planning to submit a
log to the contest organizers, you can do anything you want to within the
FCC rules (or rules of the governing body of your country) to add to your
operating ENJOYMENT, because you are only operating for FUN and not to

Clearly, if you are NOT IN THE CONTEST, there is no need whatsoever to
follow the rules of the contest, as long as you are following the FCC rules.
Maybe you just want to get WAS or DXCC. Maybe you want to test a new
antenna. Maybe you like giving out points. Maybe you like the smoke and
mirrors mystery of how radio works.

There is no convoluted logic at all in saying if you are NOT IN THE CONTEST,
you don't need to follow the rules of the contest. You are only bound by the
FCC rules.

73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT

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