This is to the best of my recollection. YMMV.
In the beginning (gosh, sounds deep)....there was Single-OP, Multi-Single, and
During the mid-1980's, Packet started gaining momentum and there was
about how to treat it. Was it single-op or mult-op? For a time, there was not
consensus that it was the same as multi-op and that is how entrants were
to enter. But the entrants didn't really agree.
So what was happening was that we were forcing the entrants to "cheat" (cuz
were using packet but entering single-op). As I recall, it was K1AR who pushed
issue by using packet and then submitting his log as M/M (even though he was
only op). His logic was that M/S had a 10-minute rule, which he had violated,
only recourse was to enter M/M. We all thought that made it obvious that we
needed a new category.
So in a room at Dayton, a bunch of us agreed to agreed to create the SO-A
I don't remember who "named" it (that name was not my choice), but I'm thinking
was K1DG (again, I could be wrong). There was a vote and SO-A stuck. SO-A
a category of entry in 1989 (at least according to the CQWW Contest Handbook,
1994 Edition). I sure don't remember the year myself, but I'm confident the
book has it
This won't solve anything being debated here, but I thought the history might
de Doug KR2Q
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