Per the ARRL Rules in Contests:
3.3.An operator may not use more than one call sign from any given
location during the contest period.
(I am not sure how the ARRL defines location. My lot? My home station
location, my separate shack location...)
3.5.A transmitter used to contact one or more stations may not be
subsequently used under any other call during the contest period, except
for family stations where more than one call has been issued, and then
only if the second call sign is used by a different operator. (The
intent of this rule is to accommodate family members who must share a
rig and to prohibit manufactured or artificial contacts.)
I have heard of people simply changing out the rig and using another
call. From the rules this would not be allowed.
For DXCC you can work DX from anywhere in the same country and it
counts. For USA stations that means you can work stations from your
home, mobile or portable, friends house etc as long as you are in the
USA and there is no problem.
The issue that was brought up was apparently some of the multiop
operators worked the DX with the Multi call and then subsequently with
their own home calls using the same equipment. Which would be a against
the ARRL CONTEST rules, but not against the DXCC rules. I believe this
rule was put in place to stop the padding of logs with contacts.
Under the General rules over 50mhz
1.3.A transmitter, receiver, or antenna used to contact one or more
stations may not subsequently be used under any other call during the
contest period, except as provided for in General Rules for All ARRL
Contests number 3.5.
I am not sure how all this is looked at by the ARRL or CQ contest
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net
On 4/15/2012 8:49 PM, Radio K0HB wrote:
> I'm not sure that's cheating, Dave. In fact, I hope that it isn't, because
> I have done it.
> A few years ago I was in Arizona for the winter, when some DXpedition that I
> needed was active. I visited WA2MOE (sk) at his Phoenix shack. Stu worked
> the guy first, then I borrowed his station and worked the guy as K0HB/W7.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Gilbert
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:48 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests
> Late one night in a CW DX contest two years ago I tuned across one of
> the top East Coast contest stations (don't ask me which one because
> without a recording I'm not going to say) working a moderately rare DX
> station on 80m using the contest station callsign. Immediately
> afterward the DX station was worked by two other U.S. callsigns in
> non-overlapping sequence, each having the EXACT same strength, tone,
> pace, and lack of QSB as the first contact. All three contacts were the
> only ones I heard being made with the DX at that particular time.
> As you say, it doesn't take the internet to cheat, and those with the
> motivation and lack of morals to cheat aren't going to care what the
> medium is.
> Dave AB7E
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