[CQ-Contest] Attention CQWW SO2R Competitors
k6mr at outlook.com
Wed Jun 28 13:38:52 EDT 2017
Maybe I’m missing something here.
“If the CQWW committee needed to hear my transmitted signal, they had access to full-band, SDR recordings made by independent, third parties.”
So they can hear half of the QSO but not the other half? I don’t get it.
If they have access to “full-band, SDR recordings”, why should I need to record anything? Thank goodness we little pistols don’t have to bother with this silliness.
From: Steve London<mailto:n2icarrl at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 09:55
To: cq Contest<mailto:cq-contest at contesting.com>; kr2q at optimum.net<mailto:kr2q at optimum.net>; w4pa >> Scott Robbins<mailto:w4pa at yahoo.com>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Attention CQWW SO2R Competitors
If you are not a single-op, SO2R competitor, you can probably delete
The current CQWW rules regarding recording of the contest by top
"Any single operator entrant (see V.A.1) competing for a top three
finish at the (a) World, (b) Continent, or (c) USA levels, must record
the transmitted and received audio as heard by the operator for the
duration of the contest operation."
Note the phrase "received audio as heard by the operator".
I have always followed this rule, splitting my headphone audio between
my headphones and my recording device. When doing SO2R, this means that
my transmitted signal is often not present in the recording - the
recording contains exactly the audio I am hearing. According to the
former CQWW director, who wrote the rule, I have been following both the
wording and intent of the rule. If the CQWW committee needed to hear my
transmitted signal, they had access to full-band, SDR recordings made by
independent, third parties.
I have it on good authority that the current CQWW triumvirate may be
planning a change to this rule to require that the transmitted signal be
present on the recording, regardless of whether the operator was
listening to the transmitted signal. If you feel as I do, that the
current rule should not be changed, I urge you to make your opinions
known to the current CQWW triumvirate - KR2Q, W4PA, W5OV.
Please feel free to forward this e-mail to others who may be affected.
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