[CQ-Contest] Question about category

Jeff Clarke ku8e at ku8e.com
Mon Oct 5 17:44:52 EDT 2020


I don't believe either own their stations. I've been to P40W and it's 
located on land that someone else owns which they let John put up his 
station and towers. I'm not sure about Andy's case. Either way they 
don't just show up and operate as someone suggested.  All the 
preparation and troubleshooting is up to them.


On 10/5/2020 11:32 AM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> 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
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy 7 edge, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone.
> 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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