[CQ-Contest] Annual Suggestion

Cooper, Stewart coopers at odl.co.uk
Wed Feb 21 10:43:28 EST 2007

This thread has mutated to the point where some seem to view this as a suggestion to change the SOAB category. That was not what was originally suggested by Rick. I agree, that a category is required which allows single op 36 hours max operation, and not just in the ARRL DX, also in CQ WW. A new category - not a change to the definition of SOAB.
There is no doubt that there are some who enjoy doing the full 48 hours. Good luck to them. I don't or can't. But I have to compete with them. So I probably won't bother to 'compete' at all. I may operate, but I won't compete, which is a pity, for me and contesting in general.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Eric Hilding
Sent: 19 February 2007 20:46
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Annual Suggestion

<annual suggestion>

After reading many "I couldn't operate more than 30, 35 or 40 hours" type comments in 3830 posts, it's that time again for my Annual Suggestion to add a "36 out of 48 Hours" category (or something like that) to the ARRL DX Contest for those of us in the Geriatric Generation.

I appreciated the past supportive comments of AL, D4B/4L5A, and others who also believe that such a Category might actually increase activity.  OF's who aren't willing to make a serious effort or sacrifice their health knowing they can't (or won't) be able to do the entire 48 hours are more likely to go like proverbial bats-out-of-h*ll for 36 hours in the chance to competitively win something.

</annual suggestion>


Rick, K6VVA

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