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Happy Birthday LY4A

May I congratulate Roli, LY4A, a Happy Birthday! I wish him a lot of luck!

Unfortunately, Roli was removed from contesting completely. He was removed by double DQ in CQ WW DX SSB and CW 2009.

Many people blamed Roli, but that is not the question.

It’s not that the Rules are equal for everyone.

As far as I know, Roli did not get any letters from CQ WW CC. The Rules Paragraph he was DQ’ed for in SSB, does not comply with the Contest Rules, and according to these Rules, violation of this Paragraph is hardly enough for Yellow Card.

In general, many people associate Roli’s DQ with LY3BA’s emerging in the Contest Committee, and consider the issue as usual punishment.

For your guidance, LY3BA is CQ WW CC member. And, in the same time, he is a member of Diogenis Group. Usually, incorporation of one or another country representative into the Committee assumes representation of that country interests in the Committee.

In my opinion, it looks like LY3BA started with wrong side.

The proper example may be Vladimir (Willy) Umanets’, UA9BA, service for the CQ WW CC. There are no many of us who know how many Russian (and not only Russian) contesters were DQ-rescued, and whom he actually gave a chance to get wise, and made them not to be lost for contesting. Perhaps, everyone has his own way...........

73 Al 4L5A


Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: UA9BA
  • 2010-10-04 23:09:35
Thank you Al!
In fact, as I already described earlier, and on this site in particular, CQWW CC’s policy towards ALL violators was ALWAYS very gentle, and this caused my objections as, IMHO, each violator is different against other one!
One thing, if somebody, within everyone’s sight, without hiding, is trying to dishonestly win the most prestigious category SOAB (Single Op All Bands), but another thing if somebody tried to become 80m leader. As I wrote earlier, I can make allowances for secondary categories’ violators, and more than that, I consider this approach to be reasonable. Such approach has extremely important educational point, and shall serve for good for contesting itself.
As a rule, strong Single Banders are growing up future most prestigious SOAB HP monsters. Therefore we shall EDUCATE monoband violators, and if this education did not help, - only then we should punish them, - but in no way vice versa!
I would wish Gedas to get into the “indiscriminate forgiveness” spirit, that was always appropriate to the CQWW CC; and only after that he shall become a “fate creator” of true radio amateurs.
In Roli’s LY4A case, the most dreadful thing happened. This is what Bob and other CQ WW DX CONTEST Founding Fathers were afraid of: the Contest destroyed human’s personal life! Rolandos sells out his station, he is jacked up, etc.
I think, we lost very capable contester and good personality, who needed to be explained what’s what …
73's & GL, Willy UA9BA

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