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[CQ-Contest] Re: CQ-Contest Digest, Vol 1, Issue 3

Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: CQ-Contest Digest, Vol 1, Issue 3
From: wn3vaw@fyi.net (Ron Notarius WN3VAW)
Date: Fri Jan 24 23:02:05 2003
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" <n2mg@eham.net>
To: <cq-contest@contesting.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.

Mike N2MG

K3MM wrote:

> 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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