> When it comes down to it the majority of contest rules cannot be
> enforced. How does the committee know I was QRP? They'd have to send
> an inspector into my shack with a wattmeter... yet while violations are
> not unheardof, they're rare. IMHO if the CQ WW rules were to specify
> "no SSB between 7000 and 7025" most of the SSB operation between 7000
> and 7025 *would* go away.
The above includes a question and an answer in the same time, intentionally
or not. I mean an answer to the question, how the lower Phone band edge can
be enforced. The CQ WW rules require an operator's declaration that he has
really used QRPp. A simple declaration can be requested for the subband
edge, as well. For example, entrants could be only eligible for any kind of
prize/award only if they officially declare in their log (the soapbox line
is large enough) that they did not use any freq below 7040 (IARU Reg 1 Phone
band plan) or so. Then, most of contemporary contest loggers indicate a
precise freq for every QSO in the log...
So, it's possible, and it's not difficult. The only question is a
willingness to so by contest sponsors.
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