ve3dz at rigexpert.net
Sat Aug 18 11:24:59 EDT 2018
Do you know who belongs to your group #3?
Those guys from group 1 and 2 who want to be competitive and try to win existing SINGLE OPERATOR category within the limits of the EXISTING RULES.
So, they just do improvements to their stations.
Those, who stuck within 1) or 2) - well, sorry for them, they are just not competitive.
If you think that adding extra category would really help them to feel "being a winner" - well, I don't think so. There always will be some unfairness (antenna height, location, etc.).
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Clarke
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 10:31 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Assisted
You really need to compare the
1) A boy with Flex 6600, KT36XA (tribander) and dipoles and/or Inv. L's at 80'
2) A boy with Kenwood TS-830S, TA33jr at 40' and low dipoles.
3) Someone with multiple towers with mono-band yagis on 40-10 meters and maybe a 4 square on 80 and a full size vertical or more on 160.
Of course #1 and #2 are close to being equal but neither of these are
close to #3. Maybe Google the calls that are near the top in the weekly
CWT's, NS and NAQP and you will find those who have the highest scores
have a station that would be more like #3. But those that are stuck with
a station you described for #1 and #2 are grouped into the same category
as #3. Is that really fair?
Bottom line is I think what people are asking is that there should be a
tri-bander/wires category so those people in #1 and #2 don't have to
compete directly again #3. I guess I don't see what the big deal is to
add another category. Do you think it would be fair for a F1 race car to
compete again a NASCAR? It wouldn't even be close. You could use this
same analogy when comparing antennas.
On 8/17/2018 07:49 PM, John Geiger wrote:
> Or a boy with his Icom 718 and a dipole, the most unfair of all.
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 5:23 PM, Yuri <ve3dz at rigexpert.net> wrote:
>> Okay, let's look at "A Boy And His Radio + Tribander / Wires" category.
>> 1) A boy with Flex 6600, KT36XA (tribander) and dipoles and/or Inv. L's at
>> competes with:
>> 2) A boy with Kenwood TS-830S, TA33jr at 40' and low dipoles.
>> Looks fair?
>> Same category.
>> I bet the TS-830 guy would cry about unfairness...
>> Have a great weekend, everyone.
>> 73 Yuri VE3DZ
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