I'm assuming these rules apply to QSO's IN THE CONTEST. If I were using
someone else's station signing a different call in a contest and had a
personal sked with someone that was not a contest QSO, why wouldn't I be
able to make the sked with my own call? It seems prohibiting that would be
73, Zack W9SZ
On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM, W0MU Mike Fatchett <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
> Mike W0MU
> 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,
> > 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
> > 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.
> > 73,
> > Dave AB7E
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