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Re: [CQ-Contest] 2008 CQ WW 160m DX Contest - Missing

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2008 CQ WW 160m DX Contest - Missing
From: "Robert Chudek - K0RC" <k0rc@pclink.com>
Reply-to: Robert Chudek - K0RC <k0rc@pclink.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 16:07:53 -0600
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Dave, Dave, Dave... 

I would care. Others would care. The CQWW committee would care...

151 Watts would be unsportsmanlike and definitely would fall into the class of 
cheating if the operator claimed Low Power. You don't want to get that 
"cheating" thread all fired up again, now, do you? Heck, a little beady-eyed 
QRPer might think he could even run 151 Watts and get away with claiming qrp 
class! And that extra Watt of energy might be enough to raise your signal out 
of the noise and capture the one extra contact or multiplier, solidifying your 
squeak-ahead winning entry. It's just not fair to those limiting themselves to 
149.9 Watts of power.

And Rick... nope, in the Grand wisdom style of the CQWW rulemakers, they have 
provided a definite "buffer zone" between LP and HP classes. Just try running 
150 Watts and see what happens. Disqualification, I am afraid. It's clearly 
stated in the rules! Sorry, you cannot run 150 Watts. Period.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

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Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 08:47:38 -0700
From: David Gilbert <xdavid@cis-broadband.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2008 CQ WW 160m DX Contest - Missing
To: Eric Hilding <b38@hilding.com>
Cc: cq-contest@contesting.com
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Theoretically speaking, the probability that anybody would be running 
EXACTLY 150 watts ... or be able to measure it perfectly so as to know 
they were running exactly 150 watts even if they were ... is essentially 
zero. And from a practical point of view, I don't think any of us would 
care much if someone running 151 watts claimed class L status so it 
doesn't really matter anyway.

Dave AB7E

Eric Hilding wrote:
> Fellow & Fellowette Contesters:
> I?ve been scratching my bald head here trying to figure what the missing
> Single Operator Class power level designation is pursuant to the published
> 2008 CQ WW 160m DX Contest Rules power level breakdowns.
> The Rules CLEARLY (UNclearly?) state:
> ?  Under Single Operator there will be a designation of power level: H =
> power over 150 watts, L = power under 150 watts, and Q = 5 watts or less.
> Re-reading the power level class distinctions several times, I?d sure like
> to know what the Class is for running EXACTLY 150 watts.  Does anyone know?
> Tnx, HNY & 73?
> Rick, K6VVA * The Locust
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