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Recently the RDXC committee reclassified P3F to high power from low power without publicly providing strong evidence that any infraction had occurred. They concluded was that the contestant was running HP on 80/40m but not full-time, just 10 minutes here and there without any convincing evidence. It appears they used the RBN as their source of information. Should the RXDC contest have to publicly provide convincing evidence before reclassifying a station from LP to HP?

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What is your favorite contest mode?
  Posted: Feb 22, 2010   (244 votes, 13 comments) by VE5ZX

  All Modes
  Don't care
    (244 votes, 13 comments)
Survey Results
SSB 19% (47)
CW 63% (154)
Digital 9% (23)
All Modes 7% (16)
Don't care 2% (4)

Survey Comments
There is nothing close to a CW contest!

Posted by K0PY on April 15, 2010

CW is A1

Posted by W9COX on March 24, 2010

RTTY Rules !
RTTY Contesting gives you everything; challenge and hard work mixed into a tasty cocktail.

'The Life is For RTTY Contesting'

73 Kari OH2BP

Posted by OH2BP on March 15, 2010

when one is running a weak station with CCR acceptable antennae, CW seems to be the way to go.

Posted by ki7n on March 10, 2010

cw operating
Jon G8CCL makes a good point about all the automation in CW contesting. Actually, with all the automation (keyers, keyboards, cw readers, writelog, dxer database, skimmer), maybe SSB is the old-fashioned mode. No SSB skimmer yet, is there?

Posted by AB5XZ on March 7, 2010

cw contests
The way things are going we can look forward to the first eqso contest,wow no antennas to put up. it sucks.been away from ham radio and contesting for 25yrs and how things have changed from paper logs/check sheets to all this ,don't get me wrong I run a SDR transceiver and could have voice keyers,loggers et all, but as I said, we might as well have Internet contests ,stand by to be slaughtered
Jon G8CCL.

Posted by g8ccl on March 7, 2010

Favorite contest node
I'd have to totally agree with the comment made by NV9X. REAL CW ... with operators that Know-Code.

Posted by AC7AP on March 5, 2010

Favorite Contest mode
The RTTY contest are hard to beat.

SSB contest are really tough, I still enjoy them, but it's a lot easier to make QSOs on RTTY and CW.

See you in the ARRL DX SSB this weekend!

Posted by K4FX on March 2, 2010

SSB sucks!!

Posted by k7xc on March 1, 2010

I originally got started doing Phone contests and later got into RTTY and then CW contesting to work on DXCC, WAS for CW.

Now days I like RTTY contesting when I want to do a serious effort. I also enjoy CW contest for brushing up on my skill, chasing DX and just relaxin and handing out some points to the serious CW ops. I will operate some phone tests if I have spare time and nothing going on or there is some DX to get.

Posted by AD6WL on March 1, 2010

Favorite contest mode
Love CW contests. I mean real CW. No code
readers, keyboards, memory keyers. There are
hams doing CW contesting that do not know any

Posted by NV9X on February 25, 2010

CW where text messaging began

Posted by NX1P on February 25, 2010

Fave contest mode
Glad to see that CW is still alive and well!

Posted by NK5G on February 23, 2010

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