Tom Haavisto kamham69 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 10:06:55 EDT 2008

Hi David

I believe you have come to a workable solution: have a Classic
category - no packet, no skimmer - just "A boy and his radio".

That said, I do have one concern: the proliferation of categories.
Consider SOSB, SOSB(A), and SOSB(Classic) for every band, plus SOAB,
SOAB(A) and  SOAB(Classic).  Triple that for HP, LP and QRP.  For SOAB
HP and LP , I can see there is plenty of interest in this category,
but for SOSB, I am not sure there is enough interest to warrant adding
another category.

No - I don't have a solution, but I did wish to raise this issue as a
concern.  If there will be a rule change/new category, I think this
area would also have to be addressed as well.

Tom - VE3CX

> Personally, I think a sub-category called CLASSIC added to the mix for
> all categories, SOSB, SOAB, M/S, M/2 and M/M would be rather neat. This
> co-called Classic category could be setup for those wishing to do things
> the old fashioned way, with radios, antennas, and yes, computers for
> logging (who has time for paperwork these days). No packet, no skimmer,
> just find them and work them.
> I am working on my suggested rules changes.

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