[CQ-Contest] [wrtc2014] WRTC Category Weighting Factor

Martin , LU5DX lu5dx at lucg.com.ar
Thu Aug 23 10:42:02 EDT 2012

Luc you are a very generous guy indeed.
And you are right about M2 too.

Please understand than most of us are not criticizing the selection
criteria. But some good discussion points came out of it. Points that
impact contesting as a whole.

I'm more than sure WRTC2014 will be one of the greatest WRTC events ever!
No doubt about it. Whatever we can do to help is very very little when
compared to what the organizing committee is doing. None of us will be able
to thank them enough.

Nonetheless. If discussions about it can directly or indirectly  help to
future events, I really believe that makes WRTC2014 even more important.

WRTC itself has changed the way we feel about contesting. To many, it is
the ONLY real CONTEST. Where operating skills can be tested to their limit.

Whatever other contest organizers can do to get closer to these standards
(in whatever aspects possible) will make contesting really better.

Best 73!

Martin, LU5DX

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Luc Moreira <py8azt at dxbrasil.net> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> If an athlete want be in Rio2016 Olympics Games as competitor, he needs to
> compete in high level on style (category) he has more advantage. WRTC is
> just like that.
> WRTC Committee has publish it selection criteria long ago. So, all you need
> to do is make the math. Which category can you get more points? If it is
> SOAB HP and you don't have (or cannot use) PA and good antennas, sorry,
> selection criteria can not fix it for you.
> In 2006-2010, I did the math. I realized I could entry as Mult-Op and did
> only few Single-Op to be the fist in #SA1. I got 1st place at last contest
> results, as I knew (by math) two years before.
> For next WRTC, I did the math again! The only way that I could be there as
> competitor is doing SOAB HP on almost every big contest. At PW7T, we do M/2
> most of time. Almost all operators live 3000-5000Km from PW7T and I just
> cannot say to them "hey guys, I'll have fun by myself as Single-Op this
> time, please comeback next year". So, long ago I realize I cannot be on
> next WRTC as competitor. Is it unfair? Nope, just I cannot dance the music
> this time.
> My only WRTC2014 complain is about selection criteria and station
> setup discrepancy. It gonna be an typical M/2 competition, but score factor
> penalize who is doing M/2 on contests, but I now Single-Op should have more
> height. I'm sure in future WRTC, selection criteria will be more connected
> with station setup. We are just learning how to make this
> more attractive and funny for all contesters.
> Three WRTC, three perspectives:
> WRTC2006 was great. I was referee
> WRTC2010 was amazing. I was competitor
> WRTC2014 will be fantastic! I'll be there as visitor.
> Thanks WRTC committee for all efforts to make it happens for us, again!
> 73, Luc
> __
> PW7T Team member
> WRTC.2006 Brazilian Referee
> WRTC.2010 Brazilian Team Leader
> PY8AZT (also PT7AG, R37U, ZY7C, PX8C, ZZ8Z)
> LABRE, ARRL, CWJF & Fortaleza DX Group Member
> 2012/8/23 Michael Adams <mda at n1en.org>
> > It's clearly too late to modify the selection criteria for WRTC2014, but
> > perhaps would-be WRTC2018 committee members are already thinking ahead to
> > potential changes and improvements.
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