[CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power

Martin LU5DX lu5dx at lucg.com.ar
Wed Oct 5 11:55:15 EDT 2016

I think regional events should be held prior to each WRTC.

Say two qualifying events. Everyone who wish to qualify would spend 
their own money to attend.

These regional events could be organized and monitored by several local 
radio clubs.

To me, that's the only way to get rid of all possible ways of cheating / 
avoiding the competition out there.

Given the fact that these events are just qualifying runs, teams would 
use a simple and cheap wire antenna and simple rules (1 multiband 
dipole, one rig).

There are certainly solutions if there is a will to change the current 
situation. However I don't see much interest in fixing this fiasco.


Martin LU5DX

El 05/10/2016 a las 10:51 a.m., Igor Sokolov escribió:
> I am not going to be on any side of the argument. But we all know that 
> power cheating exists and proliferates. It has become especially 
> acute  after the introduction of the new WRTC selection rules which 
> allowed LP category compete against HP for the slot in WRTC.
> IMHO RDXC should be commended for pioneering the battle against power 
> violations even though their attempt is not fully approved by some.
> RDXC can be criticized for their approach but can critics offer other 
> reliable methods of fishing out power violators. I do not think that a 
> 100% reliable method exists.
> Does it mean that contest community should not pay attention to power 
> violations? I do not think so. Otherwise, why have different power 
> categories in the rules when these rules cannot be enforced.
> The simple solution would be to drop separation by power and have all 
> the participants compete in one power category.  But would such a 
> radical step be to the benefit of the contest community? Would it 
> increase participation? I think not.
> Then why don't we as a community use this precedent and try to find a 
> solution? Let's work out methods of verification of power cheating 
> that would be acceptable by a majority of the participants. This will 
> be to the benefit of all the contest sponsors where  power categories 
> exist.
> Disclaimer: I have no relation to RDXC committee and not competing for 
> slot in WRTC. I just like the art contesting and want make better.
> 73, Igor UA9CDC
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