[CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power

Jeff Kinzli N6GQ jeff at n6gq.com
Wed Oct 5 10:01:46 EDT 2016

Sounds bogus to me. As so many others have suggested, this judgement
implies that RDXC has done full analysis of yours and others QTHs,
feed systems, antennas, antenna interactions, etc., etc. Heck, just
the local terrain in your nearfield has the potential to swing your
signal 10-20dB or more, which can also be time-variant given angles at
different times of the band opening. Also operator skill (or lack
thereof in comparisons) surely plays a huge role in what one works in
a contest.

I call BS on the part of the RDXC, very sad to see what looks like
corruption in the ranks. One has to wonder who benefits from this
decision, i.e. follow the money.

Argh. I'm sorry to see this, Bob.

de N6GQ

On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 3:59 AM, Bob Henderson <bob.5b4agn at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15th September, the day following release of the preliminary results of
> RDXC I wrote the following note to the adjudicators:
> Quote:
> 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.
> Unquote:
> 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
> follows:
> Quote:
> 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
> Unquote:
> *Bob, 5B4AGN*
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