[CQ-Contest] A New Perspective [was:WRTC Spot/Log Correlation]

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mts.net
Fri Sep 8 23:25:42 EDT 2006

I still do not understand how this creates any kind of meaningful 
competitive endeavour.

A home builders group in Winnipeg runs a Parade of Homes twice a year where 
builders enter their houses into competition as part of a larger marketing 
scheme. Well, they've created so many classes for homes, often distinguished 
by indistinguishable differences, that if you build a home in Winnipeg and 
can fog a mirror, you come home a winner.

So instead of a small number of meaningful winners you get this massive 
number of hollow victories that really mean nothing at all.

I think Ev's idea is something that many of us employ privately (the 'you're 
only competing against yourself' thing), but I don't see how you build a set 
of contest rules around it.

Be that as it may, it's an idea to try only in a new contest. Go for it Ev. 
And just remember to mark me each year as the winner of the 
IC-756PRO-into-MA5B-at-30-feet-located-at-49 55 22.95N by 97 02 22.65W 
category. Bonus now is that I don't even have to ever turn on the radio. I 

73, kelly

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "VE5ZX" <ve5zx at hotmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] A New Perspective [was:WRTC Spot/Log Correlation]

>> I think one of Ev's intentions is to make it easier
>> for us disadvantaged hams to define that smaller hill
>> so we can see how far up we are.
> Well stated!
> Syl
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