[UK-CONTEST] RSGB contests

Clive Whelan clive.whelan at btinternet.com
Thu Apr 29 03:27:09 PDT 2010

Almost but not entirely alone Ian, hang in there; lambs may not expect 
much sympathy amongst a pack of wolves.

SSTV is, I agree, an appalling wide band mode which should imo be 
proscribed, but that fact of the matter is that it is not.

SSTVers are territorial and proprietorial zealots, and SSB contesters 
can be predatory piranhas. So what? Frankly they deserve each other, let 
them fight it out around 3730, 14230 or whatever other frequencies they 
inhabit. No need for regulation, negotiation or any other bureaucratic 
provision. A winner will emerge.

However that wasn't the point of the original thread. That was about an 
RSGB contest muddying the calm waters of the PSK lagoon inhabited by fry 
who  do imo deserve some protection. There is neither  need  nor 
justification for a PSK contest, it is a ludicrous proposition from 
which imo RSGB should withdraw and desist forthwith. I'll fight you 
anytime you want on CW or RTTY ( I don't do SSB), but if I ever meet you 
on PSK let's just hang out OK?



On 29/04/2010 06:12, Ian Maude wrote:
> For the record, I cannot stand SSTV, I see absolutely no point in the mode
> at all! :)  However, judging by the emails I have received personally, it is
> obvious that nothing is going to be done about this so I expect to see more
> and more moans and invective against contesters on forums etc.  I thought we
> were trying to encourage contesting?
> However, it seems that I am (almost) on my own so I will contribute no
> further to this debate.  Judging by the amount of responses from different
> posters, it is obviously pointless to continue.
> 73 Ian

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