[CQ-Contest] Absurd Rule in NAQP

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Sun Jan 17 15:16:55 EST 2016

With all, as they say, due respect, assisted operation with the RBN 
requires different skills, but if you have figured it out you should be 
into and out of that pileup before it has the chance to mushroom.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 1/17/2016 12:37 PM, Tom Osborne wrote:
> I have to agree with Tom.
> During the NAQP CW, I came across VY1AAA calling CQ with hardly any 
> callers.  Got him on the first call.
> Sure different from contests using the RBN where there would have been 
> a massive pileup and my chances
> of getting him would have been slim to none.
> The NAQP was created to be a low power, no spotting contest.  That is 
> it's flavor and we should keep it that
> way. Wish they were all like that :-)   73
> Tom W7WHY
>>  Tom Haavisto wrote:
>>     I enjoy operating without having to deal with the cluster fed
>>     pileups.  One
>>     can run with minimal pileups.  One can S&P without having to duke
>>     it out
>>     with 50 other stations who just clicked on a spot the moment a
>>     station was
>>     spotted.
>>     This is the flavour of the contest - lets leave it the way it is!
>>     Tom - VE3CX
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