Mike, I guess we agree to disagree.
By *proof* about antennas, in your first post you
were suggesting that the wide difference in scores
is due to the fact that some guys have better
antennas, and I was suggesting that it is due to
SO2R. Since neither data is recorded in contests,
neither of our hypothesis' can be validly demonstrated.
Of course I was not suggesting that monobanders
were not an advantage, and reading my posts, I
don't see me saying that anywhere. (I think maybe
you were taking a personal potshot at me, no?)
If an op has one radio he has to decide whether
to pick a spot and call CQ, or hunt and pounce
multipliers. I don't think his scores should
be piled in with the op who has the luxury of
doing **both at the same time**. Period. And yes,
SO1R ops, like myself, do win contests. I just
want a level playing field. Why is that so
threatening? (That was a rhetorical quesion, not
a personal question, so please don't get hinky
on my friend, OK?)
We separate Multi Op Single Transmitter from
Multi Op Multi Transmitter, Why? Because more
than one radio is an advantage. Some contests
have a Tribander category to separate them from the
guys with monster stacks. Why? Because monster stacks
are an advantage. Now, if we logically follow that
line of logic we will end up with 47 entry
categories for every contest. Nobody wants that.
I just want an honest competition against my peers
who are using one radio. The ones making that choice
whether or not to sit and call CQ OR to bust your
ass chasing up and down the bands after multipliers,
because we only have one radio and have to make that choice.
I am not against SO2R! I would love to try it someday!
Advanced techniques are good. I support advanced techniques! Two radios versus one radio is more than
advanced techniques, it's just an advantage that
needs to be acknowledged. Just like we acknowledge
Multi Multi and (should more often) Tribander.
Mike, personally, I think we have beat this to death.
But I think you have more to say so have at it, but
I am dropping the thread. Hope to see you one
73, Ken 5R8GQ/AD6KA