[CQ-Contest] WRTC 2014

Ken K6MR k6mr at outlook.com
Fri May 13 19:06:31 EDT 2016

Not a slam on Jim at all: he did a great job of reporting what happened and made it a compelling read. Without his book I doubt that more than a handful of people would have known how the outcome was determined. I don’t remember seeing it reported anywhere else. Maybe I missed it.

I just hope that other contests use the technology they are requiring to determine the final results. If I get a busted Q but have a clear recording of the entire exchange supporting my log, then it should be judged accordingly.  Otherwise why bother recording?

Ken K6MR

From: Mike Smith VE9AA<mailto:ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 15:50
To: 'Ken K6MR'<mailto:k6mr at outlook.com>; cq-contest at contesting.com<mailto:cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Great book

Hi Ken,

My comments really were only about the actual (downloadable) book itself ; what I feel was/is pretty darn good writing and keeping me interested even though I have read dozens of webpages, videos, pictures and accounts about the WRTC 2014, the author knew how to keep the reader engaged. (I feel anyways……I am at 73% into it and will finish it this weekend.)

I believe what you are probably referring to is whether N2IC/N5DX should’ve taken Bronze and really is outside the scope of my comments and probably does the Author a disservice since neither he nor I had any hand in that decision making.

If you still feel compelled to comment on the 2014 WRTC outcome, may I please ask you if you reply to this, to change the subject line to something other than “Great Book” and we can surely continue that discussion?


Mike VE9AA

Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB

From: Ken K6MR [mailto:k6mr at outlook.com]
Sent: May 13, 2016 7:38 PM
To: Mike Smith VE9AA; cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Great book

Even though you know the outcome, the way it was judged did surprise me. Given the emphasis on technology these days, it appears that the technology was ignored and decisions were made by the old gut-feeling type of decision making.  I was a bit underwhelmed to say the least. Why bother with all the technology if you are just going to ignore it?

Ken K6MR

From: Mike Smith VE9AA <mailto:ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 15:19
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Great book

I bought it on a whim the other night (from amazon.ca) and have had a hard
time putting it down !  I find myself even on coffee breaks picking up my
smartphone to try to get another ½-chapter in.

A real good read, even though I have read a lot online about WRTC2014, N3BB
really brings the event alive with his writing style & more details of
pretty much everything..

Great job !

I am abt 70% done and even though I already know the outcome, I can’t wait
to read the final 30% of the book.

Mike VE9AA

Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB

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