[CQ-Contest] CQWW SSB 2017 Effective DQ

RT Clay rt_clay at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 1 12:06:54 EST 2018

A simple compromise would be to waive the requirement for the first time someone makes the top 5, gets a certificate, or whatever. 


On Thu, 2/1/18, Ed Sawyer <sawyered at earthlink.net> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQWW SSB 2017 Effective DQ
 To: cq-contest at contesting.com, mda at n1en.org
 Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 9:01 AM
 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
 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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