[CQ-Contest] Nasty Cheerleading in favor of R36F

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Sun Jul 11 19:41:31 PDT 2010

Doug, I sure hope you're being facetious.

Because if you're not, and someone seriously thinks that this is the
direction that "Radio Sport" needs to go in, count me out.

Personally, due to some last minute family matters, I only had a few hours
Saturday evening (EDT) to work the contest.  But I had fun, despite this.

If someone is taking this so seriously that they're not having fun
anymore... then you have a real problem.  And you can take "Radio Sport"
and... shelve it.  I'll stick to Contesting.


-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Doug Smith
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2010 5:59 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Nasty Cheerleading in favor of R36F

Barry wrote:
> That's why it should be a CW-only contest - to maintain anonymity of the 
> participants.  Otherwise, it's just another DA0HQ-like fiasco.

OK, *way* outside-the-box suggestion for WRTC-2014:

Each team is required to provide the WRTC sponsors .wav recordings of one or
both team members reading the letters, digits, a CQ message with an 
assigned WRTC callsign, their transmitted report, and "73 mycall".

These recordings will be put on a CD (or thumb drive) and put in the
envelope with the associated callsign.  The envelopes will be distributed at

random to the station judges (as is current practice) and the recordings
loaded shortly before the contest.

Microphones will not be allowed at the WRTC stations.  All phone
transmissions must use the recordings.

So you may hear R36O calling "CQ Contest" with W9WI's voice, but for all you
know it could be the JA or South American or UK team operating.


It is up to the assembled masses to decide whether this is a serious
suggestion.  (not even I am sure)


I have to say, at least on 20m CW I was (pleasantly) surprised how similar
the signals of the various competitors were.  The organizers did a very 
good job of matching stations.


Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN  EM66
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