[CQ-Contest] New Category Suggestion

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Sep 8 09:44:21 EDT 2016

Race car drivers...........They pretty much drive the car that is given 
to them.

On 9/8/2016 4:55 AM, Rudy Bakalov via CQ-Contest wrote:
> There is? Really? Examples?
> Why do we care? That is, are contests meant to measure if the operator can climb a tower, for example? What skills do contests measure?
> Where do you start and where do you end in your definition? For example, I don't have the time to build any of the following myself:
> 1) Coax patch cables or even the large coax runs
> 2) Bandpass filters
> 3) Stacking devices
> 4) Triplexers
> 5) Any of the equipment in my shack
> 6) Any of my antennas, except wire antennas...except an OCF dipole I need for CQ WW RTTY and don't have the time to build
> 7) Baluns
> 8) ...the list goes on
> Doesn't this describe the vast majority of contesters? Do you build yourself everything on the above list?
> Do you expect everyone to climb towers?
> Do you expect everyone to own all the tools and equipment needed to build a station, both mechanical, power, and electronic tools?
> People win contests because of their operating skills, not because of who built the station. This is not any different from the majority of sports.
> Rudy N2WQ
> Sent using a tiny keyboard.  Please excuse brevity, typos, or inappropriate autocorrect.
>> On Sep 8, 2016, at 1:01 AM, Jukka Klemola <jpklemola at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is a clear benefit for the people who only learn how to operate.
>> They have been free from all other burden and they can concentrate to cover
>> only a fraction of skills of the owner+builder operated stations.
>> 73,
>> Jukka OH6LI
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