[CQ-Contest] nastyness in WRTC?

Barry w2up at comcast.net
Sun Jul 11 18:52:18 PDT 2010

Yes, it is a hobby, but a lot of people spent a lot of time, money, and 
lugged their eqpt half-way around the world for it.  That's a lot of 
effort for a competition.where some participants have an unfair advantage.

I agree there's no way to provide a level playing field, but I believe 
the Russians came the closest with the FD-style setup.  There are ways 
to get even closer to a level playing field.

And last, for the record, I currently have no radio to turn off :.)  I 
relocated about a year ago and sold everything before moving.  
Hopefully, we'll get something on the air by the end of the year.

Barry W2UP

KI9A at aol.com wrote:
> Barry, all,
> 1- You can't stop folks from spotting. Period.
> 2- You can't control, who spots who. Period.
> 3- If you are really worried about a station or stations, spotting  another 
> more than others, well, in my VERY humble opinion, well, you need to  relax 
> a little, and remember this is a HOBBY. Not a life and death  situation!!
> 4- If this bothers so many, so much, it's time to either understand there  
> is NO way to provide a perfect, level field, and, just unplug your rig for 
> that  weekend.
> 73- Chuck KI9A
> In a message dated 7/11/2010 6:44:59 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
> w2up at comcast.net writes:
> UA9BA  spotted R36F 13 times.  He spotted other WRTC stations a maximum 
> of 6  times.
> UA9CDC spotted R36F 14 times.  He spotted one other WRTC  stations a 
> maximum of 3 times, and others 0, once, or twice.  Seems  to be more than 
> a statistical anomaly.
> Proximity?  Take a look  at a prefix map, Hans.  UA9 is far from Moscow.
> Barry  W2UP
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Barry Kutner, W2UP             Lakewood, CO

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