[CQ-Contest] NAQP Revised Rules

Ken K6MR k6mr at outlook.com
Sat Dec 17 15:49:25 EST 2016

You know, we could negate the effect of packet if we just moved to Sprint QSY rules….


Ken K6MR

From: Mike Smith VE9AA<mailto:ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca>
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:27 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com<mailto:cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NAQP Revised Rules

Because Tom, it changes the whole dynamic and mechanics of the contest.

Right now, rare sections will be discovered by all single ops by spinning
the VFO and using their ears.

If there were to be a SO(A) category instituted, rare sections would always
(or usually) have a "packet pileup" on them.

The unassisted op is no longer rewarded for being a sharp fox with elephant
ears due to the fact assisted ops and the massive worldwide RBN

feeds beats them to the punch in 99% of cases.

It used to be, the sharp ops found the most mults by THEMSELVES.  Now ,
anyone with a telnet feed can find the mults..

Mike VE9AA

I have subscribed to the "boy and his radio" idea since I started ham

radio in 1975, and have never been much of a fan of packet. I have

always likened it to spoon feeding. However, I have a question to

those who have expressed their opposition to it in this thread:

If a separate SOA category was created for NAQP, how would that

detract from the enjoyment of operating the contest  for those

who choose to run under the SO category? I can't see how it would

change anything as far as the actual mechanics of the contest is concerned,

other than it might incite a few people who would not otherwise participate

to join in, meaning more QSO's for the SO ops. The only thing it would


would be to move numbers from one section of the score results to another.

The ops who are at the top of the heap in the scores are still going to be

there, no matter what category they are in, because they have better

operating skills and better stations.

Let the assisted stations fight it out amongst themselves, it matters

not a wit to me.


Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB

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