rt_clay at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 14 11:12:27 EDT 2012
This is ridiculous- you can't have special rules that only apply to people who "think they will do well". The rules of the contest have to apply to everyone equally.
If you do, the side effect is that the contest sponsor will have to DQ a few stations who weren't sure that they were "good enough" or whatever, and didn't jump through the extra 10 hoops. That would be very unpopular.
On the other hand, if the contest sponsor wants to spend some effort ENFORCING rules (via SDR recordings, observers, station visits, etc) for the stations they think are at the top, that is a good thing.
--- On Fri, 9/14/12, Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Suggestions
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Date: Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:09 AM
> Ken, you said "World Top 10", while
> Yuri said "top 5 in their respective
> categories". Big difference.
> In your case, you are only going after the world SOAB HP
> entries. While Yuri
> would be going after all categories, including, for example,
> single band, 80
> meters, low-power, assisted.
> I know there is a perception that the biggest problem is
> world SOAB HP. However,
> the law of unintended consequences would say that if you
> focus on world SOAB HP,
> the problem will only be pushed into another category.
> Where do you draw the line ?
> Steve, N2IC
> On 09/13/2012 06:05 PM, Ken Widelitz wrote:
> > Hans stated "While every contester, in his own mind, is
> a "top contester,"
> > 99% of those top contesters know that realistically
> they are not going to be
> > in the world top 10 in CQWW. If a contester thinks they
> might be World top
> > 10, and that wouldn't affect more than 20 or so
> entrants, the ideas are not
> > unreasonable, outrageous or Draconian, given the
> potential to almost
> > eliminate concerns about cheating among top scorers,
> evidently one in
> > particular, but you really can't require something of
> one top entrant that
> > isn't required of all top entrants.
> > 73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT
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