[CQ-Contest] Contest Recording

Bob Kupps n6bk at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 1 05:15:43 EST 2018

If you are a "contesting Elmer" then at least give your club members the correct info - They do not need to record the contest in order to enter, regardless of their result. I have finished #1 in HS in every contest that I have entered including many world top 10; have never recorded and do not plan to. The contest committee only requests recordings of top finishes they have concerns about. If they ever ask me for a recording I will accept a DQ and hope they will tell me what the problem is so I can correct it. It is not a "requirement" to compete or to finish in the top 5. 
73 Bob HS0ZIA
    On Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:12:26 AM GMT+7, Stanley Zawrotny <k4sbz.stan at gmail.com> wrote:  
 I am a contesting Elmer in my club. I am always trying to get new people interested in Radiosport. Putting hurdles in their path is not the way to attract new contesters. Telling them that, before they can contest, they need to buy a $75 recorder or figure out some other way to record the entire contest on the chance that they might unintendedly score in the top 5 in the QRP category, just might be enough of a hurdle for them to spend the weekend watching golf instead.

Maybe, just, maybe, this rule should be reconsidered in light of its impact on the hobby vs. the value gained, given today’s technology, towards possibly catching one or two cheaters.

Stan, K4SBZ

"Real radio bounces off the sky."
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