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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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Randy, K5ZD, wrote a sidebar titled " Convergence and Change" in the 2015 CQWW CW printed results in CQ magazine. He wrote that the "convergence of personal computers, Internet access, DX clusters, and CW Skimmer have changed the nature of CW contesting". He goes to say that it is "more difficult to police the line between the single operator working alone and those who are using the assistance of DX spotting." In light of this convergence and change is it time to recombine SO and SOA into a single category?

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What is the Contester's age?
  Posted: Oct 16, 2001   (880 votes, 13 comments) by I3FDZ

Survey Results
Less than 20 years 3% (26)
From 20 to 30 years 9% (80)
From 31 to 40 years 27% (235)
From 41 to 50 years 28% (244)
From 51 to 60 years 27% (237)
More than 60 years 7% (58)

Survey Comments
contest age
I am 45 years old..........I8kpv Salerno Italy-

Posted by I8KPV on December 12, 2001

Oh yes I just sneak in to the lower bracket !
I am still a newbie at contesting (15 years). But having great fun all the same and setting a few records along the way !!!

Steve ZC4BS

Posted by ZC4BS on December 4, 2001

Why no 70 or Over
Were not all young whipper snappers.

Posted by K7QQ on November 22, 2001

im 16 years old and have been enjoying contesting for over 1 year now.......

Posted by g3pjv on November 12, 2001

Contesting is Healthy
Been contesting since the late 70's and enjoy it more and
more each contest. Great way to keep in touch with ones
cronys, young or old, as well as a great opportunity for newly
licensed hams to become more diversified.


Posted by wa6bob on November 6, 2001

Me too older than
Contesting 20yrs, no longer can stay up late

Posted by KC7UP on October 23, 2001

Me too !
Like most of you I'm getting younger each year, currently on 33 de Juan TG9AJR

Posted by TG9AJR on October 23, 2001

Getting Younger !
I'm (49) getting younger with each contest...
Berkin, TA3J

Posted by TA3J on October 22, 2001

Youngs are coming !
Hi everybody,

David from, France, starting in contest this year really we made a dozen VHF-UHF contest with the club station F6KRK and we made our first national HF contest this year, now we are preparing for the CQ WW SSB, we are young and not experienced as the Old Fox but we will participate our team for the CQ WW SSB is made of the vice-président of the club Franck F8CRH 25 Years old
Antoine F8CKH 20 Years old
and myself David F1SXC 25 years old

Well we dont have a Big gun station but we will be there FOR FUN !!

73's to all the Dx-Men


Posted by w5sxc on October 22, 2001

Young blood nedeed
Great !!
We've the experience.., the majority is between 31 and 60,'s time to transfer it to young people. In this competitive world I think that is a good way to incorporate this "young blood".
They will be the "BIG GUNS" really.

Posted by EA3QP on October 19, 2001

Old ham, not so old contester
I am one of those guys who didn't discover contesting for a while (like 25 years). Been a ham since 1961, but a contester only since 1986 -- still learning at my AARP-eligible age...Gary K9AY

Posted by K9AY on October 18, 2001

Oh My GOD!
I've been contesting for 20 years....

Posted by N8VW on October 18, 2001

Age hr is...
Just about two days older than dirt!

Gary, WG7X

Posted by WG7X on October 16, 2001

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