Mike, I think you're right. I seem to remember discussions of the "Octopus"
with M/S operations in the early '70s (SS, ARRL DX & FD come to mind, tho
I'm probably wrong on at least some of that) as a mechanical means to
prevent more than one transmitter on the air at a time -- so that a
multi-transmitter setup would stay TECHNICALLY M/S. And it got banned
relatively quickly after the word got around. I even think some of the
contest rules used to explicitly outlaw the "Octopus" type setups.
73, ron wn3vaw
"Doc? You built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?"
"The way I look at it, if you're going to build a time machine out of a car,
you might as well do it with style!"
-- Marty McFly & Dr. Emmet Brown, "Back to the Future"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Gilmer, N2MG" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Again?
I don't believe the octopus had anything to do with single-op.
It had to do with multi-singles...
There is STILL no rule against multiple tx in a single-op.
> Actually, I believe when this first occurred decades ago, there was no
> rule against multiple transmitters in single op. The word "octopus" comes
> to mind from long ago...
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