[CQ-Contest] The thread that will not die

N8IE n8ie at woh.rr.com
Mon Nov 21 22:33:06 EST 2005

Well said Art.

Dan, N8IE

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Art Boyars" <art.boyars at verizon.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 7:46 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] The thread that will not die

> W7GG tries again:
> "if u think ss is so much fun try the naqp ....
> it fixes all the things that are annoying in the ss!
> "for example:  its 12 hours shorter, u can work stations agn on each band, 
> the xhange is shorter, and mults count agn on each band ....  etc
> "not to detract from the ss format or heritage but it cud be made better 
> if the sponsor saw fit .... "
> I vote NO!  I like it the way it is (but I am glad that it is no longer 
> two weekends).  There are NAQPs and other tests for people who don't like 
> the challenge of grinding it out. If you go to the band-QSOs and 
> band-mults, it'll just make it less fun for the little guys (like me). 
> And as for the exchange being "too long" -- gee whiz!  Let there be at 
> least one contest where we have to prove that we can communicate.  With 
> SCP and automated computer logging the WW DX tests hardly require copying 
> ANY info; everybody is busy before the test making sure that the dot-cty 
> files have the right zone for every ham in the world.
> I wish this idea for "fixing" SS would go away forever.  But that's an 
> unrealistic hope.  So, instead, I'll hope for enough patience to politely 
> disagree every time somebody pushes its head above the ground.
> Now I'll go back to trying to figure out how to improve my skills and 
> strategy for SS next year.
> (And BTW, I see that most people think that current SO2R practice --  
> including "dueling CQs" -- is acceptable.  I was QRT from about 1981 to 
> 2000, and I missed those developments.  I'll not raise the issue again.)
> 73, Art K3KU (that little signal you could not quite copy in SS SSB)
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