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jpklemola at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 15:23:56 EDT 2016
Very much so.
In case the owner drives, he does not necessarily win.
2016-09-08 16:44 GMT+03:00 W0MU Mike Fatchett <w0mu at w0mu.com>:
> Race car drivers...........They pretty much drive the car that is given to
> 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
>>> only a fraction of skills of the owner+builder operated stations.
>>> Jukka OH6LI
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