[CQ-Contest] 4U1WB: ARRL DX Contest: Rule 6.1

Ed Sawyer sawyered at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 15 08:43:54 EST 2018

You can put in the effort to improve antennas and location.  But no matter how much effort you put in, you can’t make up a call sign like 4U1WB.  It has to be bestowed on you.  


In the ARRL DX contest – its of no value – in fact its clearly a hinderence.  Being right, but having to repeat and explain is a contest killer.  But in WPX, no one cares where you are (other than wondering why the points for the Q don’t look right), they just know they need a new prefix.  Add that to the fact that some percentage of callers probably think they just worked a new one (4U1 must be UN HQ no?) and its just not good sportsmanship in my opinion.  


4U1WB and any other 4U1 should compete for NA not for W.




Ed  N1UR


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Fair? Nothing is fair... might as well require everyone to operate with the same antennas and location while you’re at it. 


On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 8:23 AM Ed Sawyer <sawyered at earthlink.net> wrote:

Masa, Why don't you just get a W3 call sign and avoid this mess?  You will
never be competitive in ARRL DX having to explain who you are.  I am sure
that many DX stations would be very happy to work a W3 from DC.

As to WPX, a 4U1 callsign is clearly an advantage in a Prefix contest.  It
does  not seem fair to me that a 4U1 can compete equally with a W1 in the
WPX contest.

Ed  N1UR

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