[CQ-Contest] 4U1WB: ARRL DX Contest: Rule 6.1
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.
From: rjairam at gmail.com [mailto:rjairam at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:26 AM
To: sawyered at earthlink.net
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 4U1WB: ARRL DX Contest: Rule 6.1
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
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