[CQ-Contest] CR3L Should Reconsider Submission Catagory

Chuck Dietz w5prchuck at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 01:32:44 EST 2015

I agree with David  If I entered the Ten Meter Contest this weekend and
made CW and SSB Qs, I should be able to choose which category I finally
enter... CW, SSB or Both    I see this as an allowed action by the rules


On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 4:28 PM, David Gilbert <xdavid at cis-broadband.com>

> What exactly is "unsportsmanlike" about it?  They (apparently) qualified
> for both M/2 and M/M ... equally.  They posted to 3830 and had to choose
> one at that point, but they had the option to choose either category right
> up until the official contest submission deadline.  They presumably didn't
> cheat, and the worst that could be said about them is that they misled you
> regarding their intended category with a 3830 posting they had no
> obligation to make in the first place.  They didn't even have to be honest
> in their 3830 posting since it has nothing to do with their official entry!
> They competed identically ... and fairly ... whether they entered M/2 or
> MM.  Nothing offensive about that in my opinion.
> Dave   AB7E
> On 12/7/2015 10:44 AM, John Crovelli wrote:
>> The CR3L Team should reconsider their decision to change from M/2 to M/M.
>> Their clear intent was to enter M/2 and posting their score on 3830 as such
>> immediately following the CQWW CW is evidence they most likely complied
>> with all applicable rules for a M/2 entry.  It was only post-contest was it
>> evident there was an opportunity to win M/M.
>> In my opinion, which seems to run with the majority based upon the dozens
>> of comments made on this forum, the CR3L decision to change entry
>> categories at the 11th hour, apparently to secure a winning score in the
>> M/M entry class, is unsportsmanlike and offensive.  The CR3L team deserves
>> to bare the brunt of the nearly universal negative commentary having taken
>> this action.  Yes, what was done is allowed under the rules, but going down
>> this path is well outside the spirit of fair competition.
>> I hope the CR3L team will reconsider what they have done and proceed to
>> seek an administrative entry class change back to M/2 through negotiation
>> with the CQ Contest Committee Chairman.
>> It is not to late to correct this wrong......it would be the class right
>> thing to do under this circumstance.
>> Regards,
>> John CrovelliW2GD/P40W
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