[CQ-Contest] NAQP power - read the rules

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Tue Jan 12 12:53:22 EST 2016


Nothing personal, but I, and others, are attempting to make those who 
don't care understand how folks that DO.

See comments interspersed.

On Mon,1/11/2016 5:03 PM, kr2q at optimum.net wrote:
> Of course, I am the first to admit that I am not a die-hard NAQPer.

If you were, I suspect you might understand the issue. Perhaps even read 
the rules.

> I (rarely) get on, and usually that is only to give out points and have some fun.

In most major contests, logs from guys who don't play by the rules are 
counted as "check logs."  Read that as "DEMOTED to check logs." That 
means, please play be the rules. Those contest rules give the contest 
its character.  And the RULES say NAQP is a 100W contest with no 
spotting assistance. Likewise, NA Sprint rules require that you QSY 
after each QSO where you called CQ, and QRO is permitted. Those rules 
gives NA Sprint its character.

Let me make a point. Some guys think CQWW and ARRL DX are a BFD. I don't 
-- but for me, and lot of other guys, NAQP and NA Sprint ARE a BFD.

Some guys don't take contesting seriously, then criticize those who do 
ON THE CONTESTING REFLECTOR! K0HB, are you listening? :) Shouldn't you 
be reading the contesting reflector to see what other CONTESTERS think?

Sure, all contesters, big gun and little pistols, depend on little 
pistols and casual operators to make things interesting -- that's the 
source of rate and fun, and I'm one who does my best to be welcoming to 
newbies and casual operators.

73, Jim K9YC

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