[CQ-Contest] Changing categories

Yuri VE3DZ ve3dz at rigexpert.net
Wed Feb 21 11:44:08 EST 2007

As usual, discussion's gone way far from the origin.
Just to make it clear again.
My post was about changing category AFTER the contest, attempting to "win" a
plaque or certificate.

73 Yuri  VE3DZ

> >> There are some legitimate reasons why
> >> an entrant might change their category.
> >> Mark, N5OT
> >
> > Suppose I plan an SOAB entry but suddenly one of my antennas becomes
> > faulty
> > or there is some other unexpected reason that limits my performance
> > my
> > score.
> > Why would it be so bad to send in my log as SB then? In the case of
> > pre-registering, you'd be stuck.
> This is a good example of a legitimate reason to change categories.
> Just last week at this time, me and my teammates were all looking at each
> other wondering if we might need to scale back to Multi-Single because our
> host DX station was nowhere near ready to support a Multi-Two.  That would
> have been a legitimate category change.
> Last year, a station that was attempting to operate Multi-Two discovered
> that for whatever reason their log was a mess, and they couldn't sort out
> the two transmitters, nor show in all honesty that they followed the
> Multi-Two rules.  They said they were M2 going in, but ultimately reported
> as Multi-Multi.  This is another legitimate reason to shift categories.
> > I suppose the original thread was about a difference in 3830 category
> > versus
> > actual submission?
> This has been obvious in a few cases.
> > Of course waiting for a 3830 summary to select the submission category
> > unsportsmanlike.
> That's the word I was looking for.  Thanks Franki.
> > I'd like the submission period to be much closer, say 24
> > hours or less like WRTC.
> This is a great idea.
> > Oh well, there are a whole bunch of more serious forms of "cheating".
> > Packet and power, to name two of my pet peeves.
> Yes, but this is the most certain way you can achieve first place, which
> why some people are doing it.  Unsportsmanlike.
> Mark, N5OT
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