[CQ-Contest] "QTC?"

K1AR at aol.com K1AR at aol.com
Mon Aug 16 06:08:54 PDT 2010

Over the years, no one has hated QTCs more than me. That being said, I now  
realize it's part of fabric of this particular contest. WAE is not simply 
about  rate. My new enlightened view is that QTCs will be solicited at all  
times during the contest and that's just fine with me (yes, I was asked at 
0005Z  on Friday night). If I were a European competitor, I'd do the same 
Like the NA Sprint and other contests, if we don't like the rules/style of  
the contest, we don't operate. Asking others to lower their competitive 
edge to  enhance our North American fun is not reasonable. This is a 
European-run  contest. For once, it's time for North America to let our  European 
colleagues run the show the way they want to do it. I applaud  their efforts. 
Given the activity levels this weekend, I'd say the WAE contest  is alive and 
73 John, K1AR 
In a message dated 8/15/2010 7:14:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
n4zr at contesting.com writes:

So, let  me suggest a simple guideline - be extremely selective in asking 
a  *running* non-European if he wants to do a QTC.  Unless he's really  
struggling (pretty unlikely on Saturday anyway), it will not be welcome,  
and almost certainly with get a grumpy "NO." Wait till Sunday, or wait  
for him to call you when you're running.

73, Pete  N4ZR

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