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Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL DX Question

To: pd2r.maarten@gmail.com, lw9eoc@speedy.com.ar, jesusec1kr@terra.es
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL DX Question
From: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:30:20 EST
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In a message dated 2/17/2011 7:53:56 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
pd2r.maarten@gmail.com writes:
- Multi-op, Single transmitter High Power: 

The rules don't specify the amount of band changes so you can change  bands 
as much and as often you like.


>From the rules (General Rules for Contests Below 30 MHz):

2.3.1. Multioperator, Single  Transmitter: Stations are allowed only one 
transmitted signal at any given  time.  Limited to 6 band changes (maximum) in any clock  hour.   The clock hour is from zero through 59  minutes.   Band changes are defined so that, for example, a change  from 
20 meters to 40 meters and then back to 20 meters constitutes two band  
Originally the rule required a M/S to remain on a band for 10 minutes, as  
in CQWW. This did not make for much fun if you went to 10 meters to work 
your LU  multiplier, and then could not work stations elsewhere for 9 minutes. 
Some years back it was changed to eliminate the ten minute requirement  and 
allow you to QSY to a different band after working that 10 meter LU.  You 
just can only do three round trips in each clock hour.
Since you can't transmit on a second radio, a "multiplier station" is  
pretty much a useless concept in ARRL DX. A second station is still useful for  
filling band maps, making quick band changes, and working those three extra  
multipliers per hour.
73   -    Jim  K8MR
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