The IARU HF World Championship is one of my favorite summer RadioSport events. The game is well positioned for phenomenal success given new media tools and its global reach perhaps might I say, this is the World Cup for RadioSport?
However, has leadership recognized its potential for publicizing ham radio while creating a venue for the world to watch? Instead, a world wide network of headquarter stations, cannot compete. What good is competition without results?
Meet A Challenge With Vision.
I do not agree with the elimination of headquarter scores. RadioSport at the international level has a problem in need of a reasonable solution. Elimination is a one-sided, arbitrary decision and the consequences reach far into the future. Perhaps, it is time for our international RadioSport community, to see this as an opportunity and meet the challenge with all its resources?
My favorite comment and one that is most reasonable was written by John Crovelli, W2GD/P40W who stated, “Eliminating national cheerleading and bring the HQ stations back into the competition, can be accomplished easily. Assign ZERO points to in-country QSOs made by HQ stations. The potential for abuse is eliminated.”
New Media Shaping Our World.
Toby, DH1TW examines the problem while demonstrating the reach of today’s new media and its capacity to shape our conversation. His campaign started with his blog, a tweet, then a survey…
If, the game is moving to the next level of elite competition, one for the elite competitor then meet this challenge with resources and bold vision. I’m looking forward to participating in the IARU HF World Championship this summer.
73 from the shack relaxation zone.