[CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power

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Wed Oct 5 09:30:43 EDT 2016

I have been following this thread for awhile now.  There certainly appears to be some shady things going on here.  Perhaps there should be an organized effort to boycott next years RDXC event.

John, W8FJ




-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Henderson <bob.5b4agn at gmail.com>
To: cq-contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wed, Oct 5, 2016 8:38 am
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power

On 15th September, the day following release of the preliminary results of
RDXC I wrote the following note to the adjudicators:


In your preliminary results P3F entry in RDXC 2016 is listed in the SOAB
Mix category.  This is not correct.  P3F entry was in the SOAB Mix LP
category.  An Elecraft K3 at no greater than 100W output was in use
throughout the event.

Please adjust your results to reflect the correct category of entry for P3F.

Thank you.


No reply has been received until today.  This I interpret to be the follow
up to my Skype discussion with RA3AUU on Monday.  Full text of the note


Dear Bob!
  Your entry in RDXC-2016 was reclassified from LP to HP.
For the decision of reclassifying your entry from LP to HP RDXC
committee evaluated and compared several factors simultaneously:

  Your signal levels and signal levels of other LP and HP stations
(excluding peak values) around you within 500-1000 km radius with
comparable or better antennas than yours on the same time frames of
15-30-60 minutes and at each of 10-15 points of reception.

  Your signal levels together with your and other LP/HP stations calling
behavior while S&P'ing for unique and distant DX/Oblast mults on 160
and 80 m as well as those unique DX/Oblast mults' receiption ability
of other LP and HP stations at the different time frames.

  Your RUNs on 40-80-160 CW and 40 and 80 SSB.

  Based on these analysis we concluded that during different periods of
time you've being using higher power than implies for LP entry.

  The decision is final.

RDXC committee


*Bob, 5B4AGN*
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