[CQ-Contest] AO8HQ vs DA0HQ - ARRL did the worse in two decisions

José Nunes CT1BOH ct1boh at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 06:48:31 PDT 2010

Many contesters have been following the AO8HQ versus DA0HQ case.

This was documented in the following links below





Without wanted to take part in the discussion of who is right or wrong in
the case of AO8HQ versus DA0HQ I think the ARRL did the worse in two

The first decision was a non decision.
The ARRL opted not to decide in the claim of AO8HQ against DA0HQ.
ARRL says URE has provided no evidence of their claim, but at the same time
declared there would be no winner, giving some merit to AO8HQ claim

The second decision is the worse it could be for the future of the HQ
Competition and by consequence the future of the IARU Contest.
ARRL says effective with the 2010 IARU HF World Championship, no
adjudication of HQ station logs will be conducted by the ARRL.
Instead of fixing the problem with HQ competition, ARRL removes HQ
competition, forgetting that the HQ competition has been one element fueling
participation from all over world HQ stations.

I'm not a member of the ARRL but I'm the world record holder of he CW SOAB
category from CT3EN and because of that I think I have a say.
IARU is my second favorite contest after the CQWW. It is very sad the ARRL
did not act up to its duty as the administrator of the IARU Contest.
ARRL should have thought more about the future of the IARU Contest and less
about the difficulty to taken a decision in the case of AO8HQ versus DA0HQ.
Were the HQ societies involved in ARRL decision. Were the IARU participants
involved in the decision?

To end with a famous Winston Churchill quote:
"It is no use saying we are doing our best. You have got to suceed in doing
what is necessary."

José Nunes
CONTEST CT1BOH - http://www.qsl.net/ct1boh

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