[CQ-Contest] CQWW SSB 2017 Effective DQ

Ed Sawyer sawyered at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 1 10:01:14 EST 2018

The contester that kicked off this thread made the following statement in
his 3830 post - "Very happy with the final result. New *Claimed GM QRP

I don't think this example qualifies as "folks who unexpectedly do well".

I agree that it would be a nice gesture of the committee to allow someone
who literally shows up - out of the blue - once - in the top 5 - and clearly
shows no indication of "going for it" to be given the benefit of all doubts
in the interest of the sport.

If your "going for it", expect to have to follow the rules.

Ed  N1UR

N1EN  Stated

"I think the point a few folks are making is that there are some casual
participants who are simply in it to have fun.  They may be interested in
their score, but they aren't necessarily striving to be better and better

For that crowd, the folks who fill the logs of the folks getting Top 5
finishes, you want as few impediments as possible to avoid discouraging them
from participating and sending in their logs.

That's why limiting the requirement of a recording to those entrants who can
reasonably expect to be in the running for a top 5 finish makes a certain
amount of sense, assuming of course that there is some allowance for folks
who unexpectedly do well.

I have no strong opinion on the merits of requiring a recording in the first
place, aside from noting that it's surprisingly easy to comply with.

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