Congratulation Charles K5UA.
I am a member of the San Diego DX Club and we have many members that berate the Flex radio owners with the typical remarks that the Flex Radios is not ready for prime time.
Well, I am one that will be praising how well you did, placing 7th in the ARRL SSB contest. I know that this will be discussed at the monthly meeting and I'll be expecting the usual condemnation of the "BETA Radio" on the Yahoo sddxcnews group.
We (SDDXC) operates (all) the ARRL and various other international contest. Thank you for posting the results. 73's
Until someone WIns a major contest like WRTC no one will believe that Flex is a contest machine
Patron to Photographer - You must have a good camera, that is a great picture.
It would be an interesting contest that was setup so the operator skills made the biggest difference.
Expanding on Ian's comments about racing, As we know their are classes of cars that are tightly controlled and matched, hence the driver skill is hte key element.
Contests should have referrers listening in and disqualify those who cheat, bad operating manners or poor signal quality.
Congrats to folks posting their Contest achievements, I applaud you.