[CQ-Contest] Category Hopping: a mean thing

Jorge Diez CX6VM cx6vm.jorge at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 05:21:31 EST 2015

Exactly Martín

So why not V47T change the entry to assisted to win the plaque as CR3L did? Because you are talking about different kind of people


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> El 7 dic. 2015, a las 23:49, Martin, LU5DX <lu5dx at lucg.com.ar> escribió:
> Hi guys,
> Category hopping I. The context of what CR3L did is very wrong to say the
> least.
> John may have started low Power, then he  got bored and switched to HP.
> That is totally perfect.
> Rules for MM may no force you to transmit on al Six bands at the same time
> to enter MM.
> In fact, a Team could enter with two or three transmitters in MM, and that
> is fine too, if they actually do it during the Contest.
> To me, what is totally wrong is to possitively enter in one category,
> sticking to the rules that define it, and then after the contest, claim a
> different one, just because you realize someone did better than you, and
> you can be in the top spot of a category you did not compete at all in
> during the contest.
> So to me bottom line is: if during the Contest you change your category,
> because something you did places you in a diferent one, that's perfectly
> fine. Now if you do it post Contest, just to get a better place in the
> rankings, that's a really bad thing.
> Contesting is about "competition" even in the very especial way we compete.
> Lots of uncontrollable factors, geogrhapic advantages and disvantages, etc.
> But we also must do it with all due respect to our fellow competitors.
> Wihout that, we are just a herd of wackos trying to "win" something doing
> whatever it takes.
> Martín, LU5DX
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