[CQ-Contest] Future WRC, WRTC

K3BU@aol.com K3BU at aol.com
Fri Feb 3 10:33:53 EST 2006

NN3W wrote:

>>If there is one thing that has annoyed me about the WRTC point scoring
system is that folks have entered categories and scores for operations
conducted outside of the region that they've entered as a contestant.  It
seems strange when one tries to apply their results from Oceana in the ARRL
DX contest when they live in the eastern section of the United States.<<

While the original idea of selecting contesters based on their various 
results from contests over selected period was fine in the beginning, now when the 
WRTC is gaining in the significance, the problems are popping up. One, 
mentioned above, two, announcements of back timing. One would have to adjust his 
operating and selection of contests to maximize selection criteria points, etc.

I think the idea of having regional qualifying rounds is the best, it does it 
under same conditions for those who choose to go for the ultimate, regardless 
how handicapped or located. 

Chris wrote:
> Wait... Design AND operate THEIR stations?
> Well that leaves people like me out.  Bummer.

Obviously, nowadays, I didn't mean to build (solder) your station from 
I can see it as this:
Specify weight limit (like 40 lbs or ?) for complete station, rig, antennas 
and bag to carry it in. 
DESIGN would mean using brains to assemble the station. Pick the rig (706, 
K2, TS870, SGC, ???) Amplifier ( ????) Antennas (wide open to ingenuity and 
compromise of weight of antennas vs. power and rest of the stuff) and gadgets 
(keyer, tuner, ????) or build your own. 

Sponsor would provide lottery style selected location which would consist of 
power, chair and table (plus antenna mast?). Easy to sponsor. All you need is 
one judge per location and one scale.

Bands can be limited to 10 - 80 or whatever.

Specify maximum number of seats and divide among continents according to 
contester's distribution.

Competition can be in single op or tandem-op categories. 

This would involve true test of skills in what our sport is about - 
assembling the station and operating it by those who want to prove they are the best, 
of the best, of the best.
It would also provide compact stations for emergency communications and with 
airline carry-on station in a bag. Chance for contesters to shine when 
disaster strikes.

Any takers, comments?

Yuri, K3BU.us

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