[CQ-Contest] Question about category

Yuri ve3dz at rigexpert.net
Wed Oct 7 21:35:18 EDT 2020

Steve, the grass is always greener on the other side. :-)
Those, who have never done "GUEST OPERATING"  would always think it's 
some kind of heaven or at least a "warm shower".

What I would say - "the best op will always win", no matter what.

73, Yuri  VE3DZ

On 10/5/2020 11:10 AM, Steve London wrote:
> For those of you who think that being a guest-op is a walk-in-the-woods,
> let me tell ya...
> In CQWW CW 2019, I was guest op at K1ZZ's fine station. I had no on-site
> assistance from Dave. In fact, Dave was 9000 miles away, operating in 3B8.
> He had not been at his home QTH for the previous month. I arrived at his
> station 2 days before the contest. The first order of business was to hook
> everything up and see what was working, and what needed fixing. I also had
> to plumb in some RX antenna switching boxes that I brought from home. I
> won't go into great details, but the major fixes were repairing a 2x6
> switch, and replacing a stackmatch at 90'. Neither involved an overnight
> shipment from DX Engineering - rather, it was searching through Dave's
> garage to find working replacements from a pile of stuff he got from the
> previous NN1N station.
> I can tell you more stories about my guest-op experiences at N3HBX and K1VR
> the previous 2 years, but that will have to wait for a Xenia hospitality
> suite. They both had their challenges.
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
> On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 8:38 AM <john at kk9a.com> wrote:
>> 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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