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What will the CQWW CC do?

I have had a lot of talks with the number of contesters and the indignation with the CQWW CC policies getting stronger.
I hope after the CQWWCC has started talks in the corridors on the subject of SO category elimination, everyone should express themselves.
As far as I know six of CQWW CC members have already supported the decision. It was surprising to see that F6BEE (6W1RW) and CT1BOH (CR3E) are in the list. CT1BOH's support was the most vigorous and it surprised me even more.

I believe Jose will not ever enter the SO category as long as in his opinion this category has already become obsolete. So the SOAB Assisted category is waiting for him.

I hopefully believe CQWW CC will not dare to act contrary to the contesters opinion and eliminate the SO category, the CQWW CC will be able to do that only if the contest community will became like the lion on the picture below
CQ WW DX Contest Committee and Contest Society

    73        Al 4L5A

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Rating: 5 of 5
Jim Neiger
  • Callsign: N6TJ
  • 2010-01-16 18:29:24
What really grinds my gears is that the members of our so-called CQ Contest Committee believe that their dealings and negotiations warrant absolute secrecy, and they cannot / will not share their thoughts in the public domain. Why not? Surely they must believe that their opinions are so elitist, and we of the common masses (1) would not understand, or (2) have no need to know. And of course, they must then believe that the CQ WW and CQ WPX contests must belong to themselves, rather than to the tens of thousands who participate. As to elimination of the SO category and everyone then must operate SOA is so ludicrous it defies serious comment. Of course, immediately all of the past records that many have struggled to reach and maintain are instantaneously void. My prediction: when contesting becomes only assisted, it will be relegated to computers making all the QSO's, intelligent automata it is called, and the "former" contesting operators will have a lot of fun watching their computers hum........... For me, the day that pure SO is eliminated will be my final day of contesting.........
Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: DF3KV
  • 2010-01-16 14:11:59
Best ist to have only one category for single operators, either all bands or single band. DARC has pretty good experience by leaving it up to the operator whether he wishes to use the cluster or not. What I recognize at assisted results in other contests is that cluster users suffer anyway. They probably spend to much time by using it. Another choice would be to stop cluster communication at all, but that of course to me is wish dreaming