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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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There are so many aspects of contesting that get us to come back every year, but once you've sat down and launched into the contest, what's your favorite part?
  Posted: Nov 15, 2000   (460 votes, 14 comments) by N2MG

Survey Results
I operate multi-ops and love the comraderie. 12% (55)
I love when the rate meter skyrockets. 28% (129)
Nothing's better than when I bust pileups on one call. 13% (59)
I love it when new mults answer my CQ. 8% (38)
It's great when I realize that I've beaten my previous best. 27% (122)
I love hearing and working old friends. 6% (26)
Other 7% (31)

Survey Comments
DXs, Results, Fun
A contest. Sometime the contests are very fun! It's true! Just when I'm operating I'm resting. But sometime I'm operating mostly for DXs. Yup! I think there's many stations working only for DXs, but almost every time I'm working for better result than last year. And that's the contest , I think. To get the best result. (even I have not good antennas or so).

Posted by LZ5AZ on November 22, 2000

Rate vs. Previous best. Hmmm...
While surpassing my previous best is one of the goals I set for each 'test, I can't help it: I'm just a rate junkie at heart! From the looks of it, it seems that I'm in good company!

Posted by Anonymous on November 22, 2000

Finally the REAL test.
It's the personal satisfaction of all of your efforts coming together. The antenna work, station modifications and personal stamina finally getting the real test. Why else do the work if you can't play the game.

Posted by w1ctn on November 20, 2000

More choices?
Sorry there weren't a few more choices. The site only allows seven choices maximum. That's why I included "other"!

Posted by N2MG on November 20, 2000

I would suggest adding
another category to the
survey - Propagation -
the major contests bring about more activity from all over the world on a given weekend than any other type of general
operating and keeping contacts short allows
for the most world wide
coverage possible. The
ever changing propagation
and the surprises that
result from it are my
favorite part of contesting and have kept
my interest for 44 years.
The challenges never end and hey best of all unlike athletic competitions you're not
all washed up after age 40! - KS7T 11/20/2000

Posted by Anonymous on November 20, 2000

just great
I like the begginning
most . Its a great feeling to here suddenly
so many stations like a sea. And then comes the best u are diving in it!!!! LZ1ABC

Posted by LZ1ABC on November 19, 2000

Juicy Mults
Thinking back about my contesting experiences, the thing that seems to jump out at me is the instant energy rush and excitement I get when a juicy mult answers my CQ. Having SU9ZZ call me in the middle of an EU run, having VU2TS call in during a JA run, or having VY1JA call in for the sweep is just awesome.

Posted by N6RT on November 17, 2000

All of the above!

Posted by Anonymous on November 17, 2000

All of the above!
I love 'em all...
-Chris KL9A

Posted by Anonymous on November 16, 2000

missing option
I'd say ALL of them!

Posted by kr2q on November 16, 2000

Couldn't vote different than "other".
My favourite part is dealing and succeding with the challange I've chosen to front, and the challange is each time different somehow.
I like to front with serious competitors because there's always to learn if the opponent is a strong one.
I'd feel bored, or conceited to only compete against myself.

Posted by i4jmy on November 16, 2000

Using the 2nd radio to find Q's and mults. Just running guys gets borning in about 30 minutes for me any more.

Posted by W4AN on November 16, 2000

Every single answer, at some time, applies to my love of & for contests. The rate meter is the most "obvious," that is, immediate or easiest indicator of how well one may be doing. And we all enjoy rate, I think. I truly enjoy doing well, so measuring against past scores or success also inspires me. Meeting friends, other competitors and folks who you admire, is also a large part of the camaraderie one finds in contesting. It's a great fraternity of great people with solid skills, who enjoy, tremendously, sharing that intensity.

Posted by k4za on November 16, 2000

Previous best
Oh the relief on Sunday afternoon, CQWW, when I passed the record target, and then climbed on getting further and further ahead, past the UBN uncertainty, pushing the envelope and thinking "this one will last till the next solar peak".

Posted by G4AXX on November 16, 2000

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