[CQ-Contest] Comments on CQWW Rules

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 20:43:10 EDT 2014

A friend of mine, no stranger to the top 10, made this comment to me in an 
off line email.......

"....the enormous arrogance of the tiny minority that can afford to operate 
from "the other side" and feel as thought the whole contest is only about 
THEM.  Apparently the rest of us are just cannon fodder, filler for their 

I agree with him.

And, oh by the way Barry, yes, some of us still "search".

73, de Hans, K0HB

-----Original Message----- 
From: Michael Adams
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:15 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Comments on CQWW Rules

Did anyone tally the feedback made _after_ WPX about stations that felt they 
were more/less disadvantaged because of the ID requirement, or stations that 
that found the contest more/less fun because of the rule change?

To be honest, I don't remember much post-contest feedback one way or the 
other; I just remember a lot of fuss when the change was announced.

While I think that a strong argument could be made that ID frequency is a 
strategy choice that could be of concern between competitive stations in a 
close race, I also think that a stronger argument could be made that having 
running stations ID more frequently might enhance the enjoyment of little 
guns or casual operators who fill the logs of the competitive stations.

Personally, I don't think that the proposed rule change is the end of the 
world.  But I'd play in the contest and have fun regardless of whether the 
change was made.    Others' mileage may vary.

Michael Adams | N1EN | mda at n1en.org

W0MU wrote:

> The aim is gain two way contacts?    I thought it was to work as many
> people as possible and as many mults.  Pileup control is done by giving 
> callsigns.
> So in an effort to placate the I NEED IT NOW  society a rules change has 
> been
> made to remove a viable strategy from a run station so that S&P stations 
> can
> get a call or verify a call faster.
> The next rule change we need is that everyone gets a shiny trophy and we 
> have
> no winners and losers..................
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