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

Jeff Clarke ku8e at bellsouth.net
Sun Jan 25 22:11:08 EST 2015


Thanks for all the QSO’s over the years from you and all your MCC friends. It’s nice to work you  all whether if it’s MAR , NB,NS, PEI,NF or whatever because activity has never been that high in any of the NA/NCJ contests from your area or from Canada as a whole – except for VE3 (Thanks CCO).

I have never understood why the RAC/ARRL sections are combined to begin with since we are in separate countries. Also , just about every other contest except the CQWW and WPX have a variation of counting Canadian sections or providences as multiplers. Why don’t they include the states in Mexico too – with the exception of the Ten Meter Contest? That being said you should be thankful the contest sponsors do this because if they just counted you as Canada you would be no rarer than me working a station in CA. I have to believe you being in MAR would help you to generate QSO’s in a contest as much as if you were NB. 

I hope you all reconsider your boycott.  We could use some more activity from Canada in NA/NCJ sponsored contests as a whole. Many USA stations are active and support the RAC contests. I would think those contests would be pretty boring without activity from your friends down south. What do you say?

Jeff KU8E

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