[CQ-Contest] CR3L Should Reconsider Submission Catagory

W0MU w0mu at w0mu.com
Tue Dec 8 04:18:32 EST 2015

The only way to stop this other than intimidation, which I think is 
uncalled for in contest that we do for fun and a piece of paper or 
plaque, would be to require entrants to declare their intentions prior 
to the contest, thus locking them into a specific category. Now as 
others have said things change during a contest that could end up 
changing your classification.  Then what?  DQ?  I would hope not.

CR3 exemplifies the argument to judge all logs under all categories that 
their log would be acceptable under.

When my friend WB0IWL/N0RK passed away I entered Multiop because that is 
what we did in Sweepstakes to honor him.  Is there something wrong with 
this?  I hope not.  I thought it was a great way to honor my friend.  
When I went down to V47 in the 80's as a 17 year old punk, I found out 
someone else was competing on SSB during the contest so I changed my 
mind and went Mixed mode by making a handful of CW contacts, I could 
have made none and just claimed mixed.  Gosh should I send back my 

Who is being harmed here?  Was there another CR3 MM?  If so do they 
really deserve a plaque if beaten by a M2 station?

Category switching has been going on a long time.  3830 and the internet 
has made it a bit easier to track.

I see no real issue with this.  I have a hard time saying they were 
unethical or it was unsportsmanlike like.  If the rules allow it what is 
the problem.   If people believe that the rules should be changed, great 
but that was not what was brought up.

Why was this operation shamed in public when there are many other 
stations known for using excessive power and other discretion and those 
calls have never been called out in public?

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