[CQ-Contest] What's your Opinion on 2BSIQ ?

Kevin Stockton aluminumtubing at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 09:12:01 EDT 2020

Hi Jeff,

2BSIQ may currently be the only fair aspect of contesting.  The development
of that skill can occur anywhere so long as the individual has a
computer, headphones, and the necessary desire to push hard towards
achievement of a goal.  It's not talent.  It's only a skill.  It's just
practice.    It's time consuming. It's hard.  It's only a skill.

Success with the development of 2BSIQ isn't determined by proximity to
Europe, massive stacks, or operating from a 3 point location.  For those
that sufficiently develop the skill, it opens up a world of
possibilities to access stations from around the world.  It's the budding
contesters golden ticket to some truly amazing experiences.

However, you are completely right with your premise.  Operators using 2BSIQ
and SO2R have a massive advantage over one radio operators.  The advent of
2BSIQ has shown the potential for amassing staggering scores.  Using those
operating strategies fit into the current single operator definition but
like other rules in contesting they are archaic and do not address the
current realities.

There are other just as glaring rule problems with our sport that must be
addressed.  Perhaps at some point, the handful of people that control
contesting will acknowledge our current state and make a genuine effort to
address this and other problems.

Kevin, N5DX

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