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
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 08:47:38 -0700
From: David Gilbert <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2008 CQ WW 160m DX Contest - Missing
To: Eric Hilding <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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.
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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