Thanks for the clarification. What is interesting is that for contests
50mhz and up there is also a restriction on Antennas and receivers.
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 wonder what the thinking was for this rule and why would they not have
applied it to HF contests as well. This seems rather inconsistent.
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net
On 4/16/2012 10:00 AM, Steve London wrote:
> On 04/16/2012 09:03 AM, W0MU Mike Fatchett 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.
> If they use a different ---transmitter--- and a different ---call--- and it's
> different ---operator--- then it is allowed. This is exactly how PVRC and NCCC
> rack up those big club aggregate scores in Sweepstakes.
> For the first 12 hours of SS, N6TV travels to the W0YK QTH, using the call
> NN6TVV, using his K3.
> For the last 12 hours of SS, N6TV travels to the N6RO QTH, using the call
> NN6ROO, using a FT-2000.
> Also, for the last 12 hours of SS, AE6Y travels to the W0YK QTH, using the
> AE6YY, using an Orion II at the W0YK QTH.
> This is all completely okay under the rules.
> Steve, N2IC
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