[CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX

Albert Crespo f5vhj at orange.fr
Tue Feb 24 03:36:20 EST 2009

Suppose there was a tennis competition that was not professional. One person 
walks on the court , also a competitor but not in this match,  and starts 
yelling, "excuse me, excuse ". One of the participants  is distracted and 
stops playing  and the other does not notice this and continues a serve and 
gains a point. The person who has walked on the court asks the first person 
whom he distracted and asks , "excuse me, but what type of racket do you 
have? I need advice because mine needs replacing and I want to get as good a 
racket as yours."
Do you think this moron that interrupted has acted in a "sportsmanlike" 
manner? His  needs for information is excusable to disrupt  a match?
Some Sweepstake competitions have been won by one QSO. Yes , one.
Taking the time out to work a non contest  QSO could cost someone  wining. 
Is it really sportsmanlike manners to cause this to happen? I do not think 
so. Just because I want or need something  is not an excuse to be rude to 
someone else.
If someone calls who is not in a contest, the best response is too ignore 
them, just like many of life's irritants.
If I  am operating as 6W1RY in the  JARL all Asian contest, it is totally 
unacceptable to me to have non Asian stations call me with the excuse that 
they need Senegal and please give me a a QSO. Oh, and also send me a QSL.
There is a time and place for anything. That goes for adults, not for 
73, Albert
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "W0MU Mike Fatchett" <w0mu at w0mu.com>
To: "'David Kopacz'" <david.kopacz at aspwebhosting.com>; "'CQ Contest'" 
<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:19 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX

> The Amateur's Code
> The Radio Amateur is
> CONSIDERATE...never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the
> pleasure of others.
> LOYAL...offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local
> clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in
> the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
> PROGRESSIVE...with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and 
> efficient
> station and operation above reproach.
> FRIENDLY...slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and
> counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration
> for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur 
> spirit.
> BALANCED...radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to
> family, job, school or community.
> PATRIOTIC...station and skill always ready for service to country and
> community.
> --The original Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 
> 1928.
> It seems that we have forgotten much in 80 years.
> The goodwill of working a few of these guys might go a long way down the
> road when you are begging for contacts on Sunday in Sweepstakes or some
> other domestic contest.  We depend on the casual op in most contests for
> significant portion of our contacts.
> The rest of his post was just pot stirring which I will not get involved
> with.
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