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Re: [CQ-Contest] Advantages not created equal

To: "Kevin J. Rowett" <krowett@rowett.org>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Advantages not created equal
From: Bill Coleman <aa4lr@arrl.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 20:05:59 -0400
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On Aug 17, 2004, at 11:29 AM, Kevin J. Rowett wrote:

What other simple, enforceable rule would exile the octopus without any
other deleterious effects?

Consider the version of the 10 minute rule now used in the California
QSO Party - Once an operator starts, that Op must remain at the transmitter
for 10 minutes. He can do anything the station is capable of - all other
ops are restricted from transmitting. This effectively keeps a M/S station
from having the M/M "octopus" advantage.

And how do we enforce this rule? It's pretty clear whether or not a station has changed bands. It's in the log. Operator changes, however, are either not logged, or are subject to manipulation without penalty.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@arrl.net
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            -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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