[CQ-Contest] The day the music died... no, the day the contest died.

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Feb 4 09:48:24 EST 2014

Charly's trolling again.

Seriously folks, just because we have internal combustion engines, does 
nobody race sailboatsany more? Technology advances, but that doesn't 
mean you have to use it.

I'd even suggest that for those (5 out of 6, or 9 out of 10) who operate 
in contests to advance their DXCC or WAS or WPX or whatever, the RBN, CW 
decoders, and the like may even increase the incentive to participate.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 2/4/2014 8:01 AM, Charles Harpole wrote:
> In 2021,  hams will still be reminiscing about the day in 2017 when a
> contest died.  It just died.
> What happened is that NO ONE, just no one, ever went S&P, hunt and pounce.
> The bands were full of fast CQ calling runners, no shortage, but that time,
> no one tuned around and did not even use Spots, RBN, ATSO (Automatic Total
> Station Operation, where the op is not present), SO5R, nor BSRO (Beach Side
> Remote Operations).
> CSA (Computerized Scoring Analysis) was easy because everyone scored zero.
> Contest sponsors did not even print any awards paper.   That was quite a
> day !    We will remember it well.  73,

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