Pursuing the box, is personal, and it reduces into enjoying ham radio not as a career that will finance my retirement or lead to commercial endorsements on the flat screen. Instead, it is all about pursuing excellence while competing against self, within the boundaries of the rules. It was explained to me, when RadioSport is no longer fun, there is a square button on the wireless set. Furthermore, when the game is not fun having crossed the boundary, then use the off button.
Additionally, spoiling the game is not cool either because it is a real drag on everyone however it is not going to deter the fun that I'm having in pursuit of the Box. What counts when the moment finally happens is how I achieved my winning score. The spoilers create complicated situations to solve especially for RadioSport sponsors. Likewise, I applaud the high road taken, not pointing fingers, not naming names, rather the evidence was turned over to the adjudicating body.
Contest advisory committees are working to solve the leaking dike, plugging one, leading to another, perhaps onward into perpetuity as technology complicates the rules. What counts, at least for me, is the individual's diplomacy after discovering what happened then how the matter was handled. Now, the decision is with the RadioSport sponsor, and it is like business, not personal.
Lastly, I love the game, certainly wishing is not going to make the spoilers go away instead learning how to manage the advantage within the rules, is my task. We are brain storming here in the Five Cities and it really is reducing down to one thing--operator skill matched with wireless hardware. I know that in my bones.
I have a barbecue to attend in a little bit with one wireless set going on the air. Likewise, there is the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim, scheduled for tomorrow morning. Go Team Red Bull! In the meantime, have a splendid day and lots of ham radio fun, till next time.
Life is wireless.