So you want to write rules around which radio someone uses. WPX already
has Tribander wire class. Should there be a class for antennas with
more than 3 elements per band, more than 6 elements per band? Why
should the guys in the UK and other territories have to compete with
only 400 watts when other countries can run 1500.
SO2R is one operator and multiple radios. If you don't wish to learn
how to do this why should we have to create another class. Why is there
no cry for Single op multiple towers or single op multiple antennas?
Does the guy that has stacks pointed to EU, SA, and JA have an advantage
over the poor little pistol like me with a lousy 4 ele beam @70ft? Sure
The bests ops will continue to win and beat most of us even if they were
forced to run one radio. Running multiple radios has been around a lot
longer than most recognize. It has become more popular because of the
electronics available to make this happen much easier than in the past.
WRTC is the closest thing to a level playing field we will ever see.
For the 99 percent they get on for fun. I agree. Buying a $5000 radio
does not make someone a great op. I can take a crummy rig to the
Caribbean and run up a huge score. Sure it will be much more painful
than using my K3. The TS-590 for the money might be one of the best new
rigs around and it comes in under $1500.00.
On 6/2/12 1:36 AM, Yannick DEVOS (XV4Y) wrote:
> Ok Hans, now I understand what you mean.
> That was not the point of my first message but yes I think SO2R should be in
> another category than SO-Unassisted.
> For me it's also a problem of the equipments involved.
> In entering the contest with a 5000 $ radio (or two 2000$ radio plus filters,
> switch-box...) you should not compete in the same category than people
> perhaps playing with a used FT-747.
> For the same reason you have different categories regarding power or you have
> overlays for simple antennas and rookies or you have ranking for each
> For 99% of the participants what is important in a contest is having fun.
> Having to compete against stations too different is no fun. For the 1% who
> are running for the victory, having them compared to much less doted stations
> is by no-mean fair-play.
> Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y
> Le 2 juin 2012 à 12:14, Radio K0HB a écrit :
>> Even before my fancy rig with two inbuilt RX, I used split earphones and an
>> old Drake R4C to search on off bands for mults. Called it SO1.5R.
>> By your rule of "one receiver" I was illegal.
>> I don't think so.
>> 73, de Hans, K0HB
>> -----Original Message----- From: Yannick DEVOS (XV4Y)
>> Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2012 4:54 AM
>> To: Radio K0HB
>> Cc: CQ-Contest@contesting.com
>> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Aniother rules/remote RX issue
>> Hi Hans,
>> What count is what you use for making the contest QSO, not what you have in
>> your shack.
>> If not, we could be all disqualified for having started the QSO before
>> Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y
>> Le 2 juin 2012 à 11:32, Radio K0HB a écrit :
>>> Then I may not use my FTdx-5000? It has two receivers.
>>> 73, de Hans, K0HB
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Yannick DEVOS (XV4Y)
>>> - just one transmitter one receiver and one operator in one location
>> 73, de Hans, K0HB
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