[CQ-Contest] What's your Opinion on 2BSIQ ?
aluminumtubing at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 12:27:28 EDT 2020
You may have missed the point of the first two paragraphs. It wasn't to
discuss where and when to use 2BSIQ. The point was that anyone that wants
to take the time to get really good at it (really just CW in general) can
then easily get their foot in the door at a big multi op which could lead
to single op opportunities. There are many "unfair" variables that make a
contest result. But the only fair variable is the ability to develop a
skill that is independent of your location or your antennas.
"Success with the development of 2BSIQ isn't determined by proximity to
Europe, massive stacks, or operating from a 3 point location." The word
development was meant to show that you can hone that skill from your couch
without even owning a radio.
I've been incredibly lucky operating from N2QV. There are usually around
30 hours of 2BSIQ opportunities in the big DX contests. Certainly in a
contest like NAQP, 2BSIQ can be utilized by almost anyone, from almost
anywhere, that already has two radio capability.
On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 10:34 AM Ken Widelitz <kwidelitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> 2BSIQ is certainly a skill. But it is only a skill that can actually be
> used in certain locations and at certain times. For SO2R you need two bands
> to be open. For 2BSIQ you need to have two pile-ups. At VY2TT I can do
> 2BSIQ for a few hours of a 48 hour contest. I can do dueling CQs for more
> than a few hours, but only a portion of a contest, Beyond that, I don't
> have the callers.
> I would disagree with you that "Success with the development of 2BSIQ
> isn't determined by proximity to Europe, massive stacks, or operating from
> a 3 point location." Well, I would agree you don't have to be in a 3 point
> location, but you do need to be in a location that has the propagation with
> sufficient antennas to attract massive numbers of callers for very long
> periods of time.
> 73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 8:14 AM Kevin Stockton <aluminumtubing at gmail.com>
>> Hi Jeff,
>> 2BSIQ may currently be the only fair aspect of contesting. The
>> 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
>> 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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