[CQ-Contest] Question about category

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Mon Oct 5 11:32:05 EDT 2020

W2GD and N2NT own stations in the caribbean so they are not guest ops.  I
had a home and station in the caribbean, being an absentee owner has its
own set of challenges.

John KK9A - P40A

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On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 11:15 AM ku8e <ku8e at ku8e.com> wrote:

> The top scores in CQWW have always been by guest operators. Some recent
> examples W2GD, AA3B, N6MJ, N2NT, CT1BOH etc from either Caribbean or
> Africa. If you've never done this don't knock it. I can tell you these guys
> don't just show up and operate. They also spend a substantial amount of
> time doing antenna and other work beforehand to prepare for a contest.
> As far as remote operation that can have challenges as well. When
> operating remote stations you have some limitations on what you can do with
> the equipment. Plus some of these stations are unmanned so you can't fix
> stuff on the fly when a problem occurs. Many times you might be one problem
> away from ending your contest weekend.
> Jeff KU8E
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: john at kk9a.com
> Date: 10/5/20 10:38 AM (GMT-05:00)
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Question about category
> There may be some advantage to being a guest op. The top three SOAB
> scores in the last CQWW CW contest were made by guest ops and the top
> US score was also a guest op.
> John KK9A
> K9MA wrote:
> How about the guest operator who shows up before the contest for a
> single-op operation, while the host spends the weekend fixing things the
> go wrong? With remote operation, the guest op doesn't even have to
> actually be there.
> Personally, I've always just disregarded guest op scores when comparing
> them to my own.
> 73,
> Scott K9MA
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