[UK-CONTEST] EFD responses
g3sjj at btinternet.com
Thu Aug 17 13:42:15 EDT 2006
An excellent summary. 10000% in agreement Roger
g3sxw at compuserve.com wrote:
> Dear UK-Contest,
> Re EFD
>> I really do wish we could get away from the references to Cluster
> Agree, Chris, and it’s a red herring. It’s a detail, certainly not
> important enough to stifle development of EFD. Cluster is emotive, clouds
> judgement. PLEASE let’s discuss the important issues.
>> all it needs is for the RSGB or Reg 1 to approach all other non
> participating countries.
> EXACTLY what is proposed. But it’d help if the five FD countries firstly
> aligned their rules more closely.
>> dual scoring as happens at the moment with UK stations entering the DARC FD
> EXACTLY what is proposed. All that will happen is that the other 40 Eu
> countries who are currently out in the cold will have a contest to enter so
> everyone benefits. We choose to enter RSGB NFD or EFD or both.
>> no problem with allowing a fixed station listing provided fixed can only
> work /P
> Agree. Surely no-one wants Fixed stations working each other in FD.
>> Some contests should be left as they are for the rest of their natural
> life. BERU and >HF NFD are old-fashioned, but so what . . . any Euro update
> is unlikely to have any >effect on overall participation from the UK.
> How negative. Let it die? Shudder. The point is that EFD would encourage
> portable stations in all other Eu countries to QRV: more stations for us
> all to work: UK stations enjoy it more: bingo, more UK stations will QRV.
> Doing nothing (as until now) only promotes decline. Not an option: FD is
> too important for the good of the hobby as a whole. Let’s help spread the
> FD magic to all those other countries. 73 de Roger/G3SXW.
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