[CQ-Contest] D4B QRT
K3BU at aol.com
Wed Oct 5 09:30:36 EDT 2005
Thanks Jim for shedding some light at the D4B situation.
We hope to hear some more from the "horses" mouth.
Some of the points you mentioned are very valid and some of us kept wondering
Some of us take the sport of contesting as a sport and expect the rules to be
obeyed. Some get "clever" in violating them and making scores and records and
While it should be "just" fun, as any sport, those who take it seriously and
try to push the envelope and technology to extreme and move forward, get
kicked in the teeth by some blatant violators. Sticking to some silly rules (3 QSO
"penalty", zero points for own country, continental advantage, packet, ...)
while times are changing doesn't help either. It seems that indeed there is some
cult thing going on.
I hope that D4B "retirement" will help to open eyes and minds of those "in
I pay my respect and admiration to Alex for his devoted efforts, station
building and superb operating.
On the subject of better contests and rules, I have tried to come up with THE
contest and honor the greatest engineering genius - Tesla Cup
which was met with some resistance from the major magazines and not least,
fellow contesters. I am sorry that I could not devote more time and efforts in
pushing it, but my real life situation keeps throwing QRLs at me and I had to
sort out my priorities to God, family, business and sport/hobbies. I keep
trying to sort things out and I hope that in the coming year I will be able to
devote more time to the "cause". Any comments and improvement of the rules are
Thanks Alex, Jim and others for being the engines that drove contesting and
us to higher levels. I hope that we will learn some more lessons and make the
contesting more fair and fun.
73 Yuri, K3BU.us
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