[CQ-Contest] CQ WW Rule Changes

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Wed Oct 17 13:43:47 EDT 2012

I'm not sure where you get the impression that both stations sending 
both callsigns represents efficient communication.  It doesn't.  The 
only reason it might facilitate your net activities is that nets today 
are not trying to pass messages at hundred per hour rates, and I 
guarantee that 99% of contesters are not contesting because they think 
it will hone their net skills.

Dave   AB7E

On 10/16/2012 5:15 AM, Charles Harpole wrote:
> Hurray for Randy and the CQ Contest Committee for finally facing the shady
> ways contesters have used to artificially raise their scores.  The best
> reasons for contesting is that is sharpens skills in passing messages
> completely and accurately.  I know my contesting helped me in running the
> Hurricane Watch Net.
> Hurray for insisting that every contact contains both call signs on BOTH
> ends of the QSO.  Now maybe I will not have to wait hours for some "rapid
> runner" to i.d.  Too, it used to be that the FCC REQUIRED stations in
> contact to identify both themselves and the station they are in QSO with.
> This helped regulatory monitoring but was dropped in favor of only self
> identifying.... maybe about the time when FCC monitoring faded away.  I can
> see this rule assists the new Contest Committee monitoring, hee hee.
> I was a ham for 30 years before I even heard of these ways of
> cheating/shading.  .  Boy, was I innocent, and wondered how I scored so
> low!  About that time, I learned of the practice of DX "insurance contacts"
> too.
> 73, Charly
> PS, Dont forget to thank ARRL for taking the lead in these matters... wait,
> skip that....  ARRL does not even publish everyone's scores in QST.

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