[CQ-Contest] CQ WW Survey Results - part 2

Kostas SV1DPI sv1dpi at otenet.gr
Wed Dec 30 03:14:32 EST 2015

European hams are more sly and know that the most of the hams even they 
send their log as SO, they are really SOA and steal. I know many hams in 
Greece do it. Really I don't know anyone that he does not use clusters. 
When I ask them, they reply that everyone uses clusters today, that they 
need to catch a new dxcc entity, that everyone does the same, that the 
didn't understand the rules, bla bla... I don't believe that there is at 
least one casual operator who does not use clusters. Think that the last 
year, a ham was caught to add fake QSOs in his log!!! Do you think that 
he did not use clusters? :)
The newer contests have not a SO category. I believe that the organizers 
and rule makers just know the truth and see the reality of our real world.
Have you tried to call CQ outside of a contest? Nobody replies or just a 
few. And when someone spot you, you have a big pileup. Do you really 
believe that ham operators who work this way in everyday life, does not 
use clusters the next day in a contest?
I understand the hams who voted for separate categories. The most of 
them and especially the USA hams believe more in ham spirit and that 
every ham is honest (as it should be - otherwise he is not really a ham 
radio operator). When you realize the reality this way, it is normal to 
ask for separate categories. I want also separate categories but only if 
I know that the game is honest. If we can not catch them, it is more 
simple and more honest to make one category and this is what I voted 
both times.
I know this way we can say that we don't know also if we have one 
operator or more, so let's make only Multi operators category, etc... 
But let's say to keep the game and our thought in normal level. This is 
big steal, a secret  known by more it is not a secret, and finally it is 
not the same...
73 Kostas SV1DPI

On 30/12/2015 2:45 πμ, w2lc at twcny.rr.com wrote:
> Bill KO7SS, what did you see that I didn't?
> What I see is US ops and overall do not want SO & SOA combined. And overwhelmingly so in the US. I don't want those combined either. I have no interest in skimmer, RBN or spotting networks. Yes I have used RBN and spots on occasion but nothing there that excites me. I would rather just do it myself or do SO2R.
> However, I am in favor of putting SOA in with multi-single, that is a much better match of categories. SOA has more in common with multi-single than SO.
> It looks like everyone sees whatever conclusion that they want to see.
> And a shorter log deadline? Geez I missed the deadline the last 2 years by an hour or 2 by sending my log on following Friday night. ok this is checklog Charlie going out to play in the snow
> 73 Scott W2LC
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