[CQ-Contest] WW SSB - the corruptive influence of packet

Tom McAlee tom at klient.com
Thu Nov 3 08:15:28 EST 2005

> Maybe we should get rid of the assisted catagory altogether.
> There will always be someone left out.

Yeah... how about the guys who actually like working SOA?

Personally, I like SOA because it is fun.  No other reason needed.  And 
personally, I'd rather leave out the LP guys, especially the USA ones I'm 
not working anyway.  Get rid of LP and you don't have to worry about the 
situation you described.

Yes, that is sarcastic.  The point is: consider how you would react if they 
took out your favorite category (SO(not A), LP, etc.) as you run around 
saying how its ok to leave people out.

Tom, NI1N

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Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WW SSB - the corruptive influence of packet

>I too, as a low power operator hate the packet spots. Does me no good to be
> spotted, because I usually can't hold a freq to call CQ for long, and when 
> I do
> a good job of finding that tough to get multiplier, within 3 calls he will 
> be
> spotted and I lose my shot at working him. Half the time, the guy doesn't
> know how to run a such a huge pileup, gets frustrated and leaves........ 
> never to
> return. Is shutting down the system the answer??? I don't know, but I 
> think I
> would try something else before going to that drastic of a change.
> Maybe we should get rid of the assisted catagory altogether. It's not like
> the old days when the majority of the players had no computer or 
> web/packet
> access. These days, you would be hard pressed to find many shacks without 
> some
> rudimentary way of accessing packet or the web. Maybe then there will be 
> so many
> spots that it will not cause unmanagble pileups so often.
> There will be those that argue "What about the areas of the world where 
> ops
> lack the ability to use the web as they choose"? What about them? There 
> are
> many who can't afford a modern rig with all the DSP filters, or an amp to 
> run.
> There will always be someone left out.
> Anyway....... it's a thought.
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