[CQ-Contest] Attention CQWW SO2R Competitors
rjairam at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 08:55:57 EDT 2017
Truth be told though, I am happy that the massive cheating uncovered a few
years ago was dealt with. However I get the idea that the contest committee
isn't really sure about how to deal with it, so they're throwing stuff at
the wall to see what sticks.
I wish they'd be smarter about it. There are ways to detect cheaters
without taking the fun factor out of it.
There's also the drumbeat of wanting to take away our cherished unassisted
categories... while I'm sure that's related to this, that's another topic.
On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 8:14 AM Jim Neiger <n6tj at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> My question is relatively fundamental:
> Who elected this so-called "CQWW triumvirate" to tell us what we are
> supposed to do?? Some may think that they own this contest. Nope.
> Competitions are interesting, but this is still amateur radio and still
> a hobby and still supposed to be "fun". Remember when that was our
> primary goal??
> We are about to be suffocated by too many rules and too many gadgets.
> Vy 73
> Jim Neiger N6TJ
> On 6/28/2017 7:06 AM, Steve London wrote:
> > If you are not a single-op, SO2R competitor, you can probably delete
> > this message...
> > The current CQWW rules regarding recording of the contest by top
> > competitors states:
> > "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.
> > 73,
> > Steve, N2IC
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