[CQ-Contest] Category Hopping: a mean thing

Joe nss at mwt.net
Tue Dec 8 09:26:23 EST 2015

Like Field Day, or somewhat Like SS, have your class of entry in the 

And it is fine to change classes mid-stream, But "YOU" do not get credit 
for any Q's made with the wrong class you finally decide on. The other 
stations you contacted with the wrong class still get the Q credit, but 
you don't. So start out MM and later switch to M2, fine but all the Q's 
under the MM are gone for you.

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
On 12/7/2015 8:49 PM, Martin , LU5DX wrote:
> 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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