[CQ-Contest] Announcing the North America SSB Sprint-boycott from "MAR"

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 20:18:37 EST 2015

You need to boycott RAC.  They set up the sections in Canada.

SS has always used sections as mults, not states or provinces.

MDC is a Section, MAR is a Section.  So are WNY, WTX, WV, WY, and WCF.

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 3:51 PM, Mike & Coreen Smith VE9AA
<ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:

> This is no slight to the fine fellows of the Sprint, nor my many FB friends
> in "contesting land",
> but please read my comments re: "MAR".(found in your rules).my opinions are
> those of most of the members of MCC, so
> although I won't officially speak "for them", you can rest assured most of
> them feel the same way.
> I have now rec'd 3 direct emails re: the Sprints, so feel I can comment
> publicly on this as I am being targeted to get on and be active.
> ==================
> Bob/Chris/Dean et al, VE9=NB, VE1=NS, and VY2=PEI.has been since 1993.there
> is no such thing as a Maritime contest section except in the minds of the
> ARRL for Sweepstakes and evidently the NA Sprints. (all others allow
> provinces)
> Even in our own RAC contests, we are allowed to use our respective
> provinces.
> You may wonder why participation in (All) Sprints is so extremely low from
> (ahem) what you call "MAR"...now you know.  Participation is historically
> low for any contest which forces us to use an arbitrary multiplier lumping 3
> official provinces together.  I know, I have checked.
> Please change the rules to reflect what 98% of other contests allow
> (everyone to send their own province) and I will bet you a cold 807 activity
> levels will go up.  I myself will make it a point to get on for every one.
> With respect, but I will be boycotting this contest (and all Sprints), ARRL
> SS and the CaQP probably forever until it changes.
> Mike VE9AA
> p.s.- As promised, I passed the message along to the MCC group, but you can
> realistically expect a low turnout - sorry.
> p.p.s- I mean, you wouldn't expect a section to be created that combined RI,
> DE and ME and call it RIDE ME, now would you?  Who would want to compete in
> that?
> p.p.p.s-My other option is to get on, participate and send "NB" but that's
> just being evil.  I don'\t want to mess up everyones logs, I just want
> fairness across the board.
> Mike dit dit
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