[CQ-Contest] Convergence and Change

Rich Assarabowski konecc at snet.net
Mon May 16 22:04:10 EDT 2016

What you've just described is WRTC on-site competion :)     The current recording rule in CQWW only applies to those who expect a
top finish, the idea is of course NOT to scare away the bread and butter of contesting which are the casual operators.    One can
easily come up with absurdly expensive and complicated suggestions, the challenge is to come up with reasonable yet clever ideas
that would discourage cheating.

>From the point of view of the "big gun" who's invested lots of time and money in building a station and has spent many sleepless
nights at the radio, unless everyone plays the game straight, it's no longer a sport...

--- Rich K1CC

>How about we hire referees to be at every single station in the contest, and give them all Alpha power meters and gatekeeping of
all lines of >communication into the shack?
>After all, video and audio can be faked.
>Shouldn't be more than a few million each contest. I'm sure all the sponsors have that much kicking around, given the kajillions
they save by using >volunteer labour. 
>Sorry for being facetious, but there has to be a cost-benefit analysis, and the costs could be great, and non-monetary in nature. 
>All serious operators NEED the little guys. Contests would be very boring if it was just a matter of which big gun worked the most
other big guns. And >the little guy is almost guaranteed to be sitting back, scratching his head thinking, "Don't they realize it's
just a hobby? If that's what playing in a contest >means, screw that." 
>You're never going to eliminate cheating, but you might just kill contesting in the process. 
>73, kelly, ve4xt 

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