[CQ-Contest] How to Succeed in Contests Without Really Trying
pokane at ei5di.com
Sun Mar 24 07:29:33 EDT 2013
Like all good conjuring tricks, it's obvious once
you know how it's done.
1. Operate from a reasonably "rare" country.
2. Make sure a there's a local MO station
within ground wave range (on all bands)
3. Get 6 panadaptors, so that you can see
exactly where the MO is (or was) at all
4. Run as fast as you can on whatever band
gives best rates.
5. As time permits, follow the traces on the
panadaptors to identify and work potential
mults recently worked by the local MO.
Chances are that you'll need the same mults
6. Enter as SOAB - Unconnected and Unassisted.
There are a few choice words, in English, to
describe this behaviour.
Similar words apply to contest sponsors who,
knowing about this practice, either do nothing
or attempt to deflect attention with spurious
I can suggest two ways they might get smarter.
1. Introduce a rule stating
"at the absolute discretion of the
sponsors, and without right of appeal,
entrants who may be considered not to
have followed the rules AND the spirit
of their chosen category will be
disqualified for a period of 5 years"
Edit as appropriate :-)
2. Introduce a rule for SO Unconnected
limiting band and/or mode changes to
6 per clock hour - or some lower number.
I don't know what to suggest about in-band
spots - but then it's not my responsibility.
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