[CQ-Contest] Duelling as a honourable "fair game"
Suad Zukic / TECHNEX /
suad.zukic at t-online.de
Mon Oct 17 12:12:56 PDT 2011
It is up on us, what kind of surrounding and which atmosphere we will
the future of contesting. Creating proper tools to satisfy everybody
ball would be certainly a hard job. But it is a ongoing process, as
else in the ( slow ) natural, ( quick ) social and ( very quick ) technical
New communication and economical age have started, global village grows
tighter but we have not solved even some essential internal problems.
Are we ready
to change this big world to the better one, suddenly? The problems we
around are different; and solving them will require various kinds of
Initiatives made recently by contest committees ( RDXC, CQ WPX & DX )
are showing that a optimum in proper evaluation of the contest efforts (
is continuously searched. It is not an easy job! We should be and are
all the time and energy some of OM are spending on that, since years.
Gentlemen-like dealing to each other helps at the most cases. We are not
Those "fighting" for the top in contests are knowing each other for
we are communicating each other otherwise but via the ionosphere. If we
convinced about the work of the CC, if any doubt about the correctness
efforts and we can/will not wait for WRTC, why not asking your direct
a duel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duel)? Take example on modern
to time of Wilde West and European duelling...
Using local and regional clubs/organisations a perfect field is given
for such a
kind of "fair games". Mutual accepted rules to be followed by both sides
controlled by trustees that each side can announce/accredit. This is
At least, much easier that to let international referees travelling
around the world...
Such duels can be announced and published prior to the contest. Why
is interested in such a kind of stuff, will follow the happening for
can organize easily web-based platforms dealing with this theme. Even a
online-office is a further idea... )))
As contesting is all about fun & honour to get trough Peer Review, this
thinking may be will help. We know traditional and honourable
big US M/M stations...
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