[CQ-Contest] New Category Suggestion

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 16:23:38 EDT 2016

Weell .. You know, the station owners had to acquire land and permissions
to build their stations.

The just-operators have never had to take the burden and learn skills
outside operating.
The just-operators can concentrate at operating.

The owner-operators have a bunch of skills they have to keep updated plus
they need a lot of skills to keep the station fit for contests.

I know some just-operators who cannot even think about investing their time
into not-operating skills learning or not-operating activities.

The gap in burden the station owners take is in cat size letters huge.
The contest of a station owner and a just-operator is as huge.
The burden the station owner's family accepts is grand .. grand, I tell you.

To get acceptance from the family is another ballgame the just-operators do
not really comprehend.
Some do; to some extent; but most do simply not have a clue what it all
takes from the families.

The effort levels differ fundamentally.

Jukka OH6LI

2016-09-08 17:46 GMT+03:00 Michael Adams <mda at n1en.org>:

> I won't repeat the points others have raised in response...but I would
> like to challenge one assumption -- that operators have an advantage over
> builder+operators.
> In the US, a growing number of hams are living in communities where
> antennas are severely restricted or prohibited.
> In general, I'd think that a person who owns/builds their own home station
> has a distinct advantage over folks who need to go elsewhere (either
> physically or via remote control).
> In radiosport, there is no perfect, "fair" contest.  Once you accept that,
> quit stressing, and move on, contests are a lot more fun.  Everybody who
> gets on and makes as many contacts as they can given their circumstances is
> a winner.
> --
> Michael Adams | mda at n1en.org
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.
> Jukka OH6LI
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