[CQ-Contest] Do I need to operate assisted to figure out the calls?

Mats Strandberg sm6lrr at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 08:48:28 PDT 2012


Many times I thought there is a golden average between YOUR view and the
view of "the opposition"...

However, I begin to agree that you become more and more correct.

Internet-supported contesting in ANY form is a clear deviation from the
classic contesting.

I tend to think, the only way is to create a parallel worldwide contest to
CQWW. It does not mean that I will boycott CQWW, because I really love this
contest since the past 30 years...

However, I wish to create a True Classic Contest, where:

1. No internet (DX Cluster, Skimmer, whatever) is allowed
2. Power cheating is 100% DQ reason and against the conscious of the
3. Breaking other rules is contradictory to the spirit of participation.

The new contest might be forever SMALLER than any of the major events, BUT
participants will be proud of their achievement and by NOT touching the
borderline between allowed and not allowed.

Anyone to share my views and to be part of the creation of Gentlemens'
Contest Club and Gentlemens' Worldwide Contest?

73 de RM2D (ex RA/SM6LRR), Mats

2012/7/30 Paul O'Kane <pokane at ei5di.com>

> On 29/07/2012 17:43, Mats Strandberg wrote:
> > During the IOTA Contest I realized that some stations have become so
> > self-assured that everyone checks the cluster, so the need to ID after
> > contacts has become useless.
> This issue applies to all major contests, not
> just IOTA.  If the stations concerned know that
> most other stations know their callsign from the
> internet, they have no need to identify unless
> they run out of callers.
> After all, there is no rule saying you must
> identify after every QSO, or after every 10
> QSOs.  No rule has been broken, so everything
> must be OK.
> Perhaps a new rule is needed.
> It seems to me, however, that non-identification
> is a natural and legitimate consequence of permitting
> the use of non-amateur communications technologies
> in amateur radio contests.
> 73,
> Paul EI5DI
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