Topband: To Topband Contesters ( 1 Day After)
sv3rf at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 31 12:43:11 PST 2011
I just want to express some thoughts about this particular contest, with more
and more participants every year, at least in my opinion.
It really is nice to meet so many Topband Lovers in just one weekend, but the
size of the Band remains the same and this produces a chain of problems to all
It is like having 5 chairs and 100 people who want to sit on them.
Several fellows moved out of the range of the band and some "policemen"
undertake their duty publishing the illegals in the cluster as a
The common practice is to fight for one chair (QRG) and hold it ,until the end
of the contest, if possible.
For those with BIG setups the chair is not in danger, none can even get close to
them, but for many others the fun is shrinking, as they don't have any chance
for a constant CQ-TEST.This is not fair, not democratic and finally against any
sense of morality.
I don't get myself out of this and last weekend I was one of the chair
Maybe in some other continents things are a little bit better ,but in EU the
fun is accompanied by a lot of frustration.
Well, nobody is violating the rules. But if these rules are not just, maybe the
Topband contest community should be willing for a change.
A change could be a CQ TEST time limitation. For example: every station must
leave the QRG after a maximum time of 15 or 30 minutes , moving at least 10 khz
It would be easy to check from the log, but also the aspirants to the QRG ,
waiting aside, won't give any chance for illegality.
Some of you out there may have better ideas but , above all , we must agree
weather it is time to do something .
Fun for all is more fun.
Greetings to all (contesters or not)
de SV3RF Agelos
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