[CQ-Contest] Convergence and Change
pokane at ei5di.com
Sun May 15 13:36:21 EDT 2016
On 15/05/2016 13:33, kr2q at optimum.net wrote:
> Some contests, with a separation for these
> two categories, NEVER DQ ANYONE for unclaimed use of "assistance," to use the CQ terminology.
Some contests, with separate categories for HP, LP and
QRP never DQ anyone for unclaimed use of higher power
than entitled by their category. Should, therefore,
these categories be combined? I don't think so.
Some contests, with separate categories for SO and MO
never DQ single-ops for unclaimed operating assistance
from other ops. Should, therefore, these categories be
combined? I don't think so.
Now, getting back to SO Assisted and Unassisted; the
main difference between them is that the Assisted
entrants (SO, remember) connect to non-ham-radio
communications utilities to benefit from real-time
spots provided by other operators, and real-time spots
generated by multi-channel decoders in remote receivers
How could anyone who claims to be a ham-radio contester
not acknowledge this fundamental difference - regardless
of the willingness or the ability of contest sponsors to
police these categories?
The natural consequences of K5ZD's vision of "convergence
and change" is the elimination of separate categories
and the elimination of restrictions on what technologies
might be used to gain a competitive edge.
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