I really appreciate the ARRL having the intestinal fortitude to take a stand.
Yuri: sorry, but I think Sean is right. Either you were a single operator bound
by YOUR licence restrictions or KV4FZ was a co-operator with you, which would
put you into multioperator category.
That you may or may not have got away with this in the past is of no relevance.
Lastly, what we think is of little relevance, as well. The rule also
specifically states decisions of the ARRL are final.
> Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:45:48 -0700
> From: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> CC: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] KP2MM Disqualified in ARRL CW 2012
> HI Yuri,
> Interesting situation. I think the way to look at this is... if Herb
> had not been present, could you have operated the contest in the same
> manner? Since the answer is clearly "no", it means he contributed to
> the operation (even though he didn't log any QSOs), and so you should
> have been a multi-op entry. Whether or not you could operate the same
> without your wife bringing you coffee is another matter:)
> So my take is that, whilst you did not violate FCC rules, you probably
> really didn't qualify for a single-op entry using extra-class
> ~iain / N6ML
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 2:03 PM, yuriy rakushchynets <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello to all
> > I was operate in ARRL CW using KP2MM (club call) trustee KV4FZ. I have
> > General class licence.
> > And Kutzko KX9X told me:
> > Yuri-
> > You were disqualified from the 2012 ARRL DX CW Contest for operating out of
> > band.
> > ARRL Contest Rules state:
> > 2.1.Entrants agree to be bound by the provisions and intent of ARRL contest
> > rules.
> > 2.2.Entrants agree to be bound by the regulations of their national
> > licensing authority.
> > 3.1.All operators must observe the limitations of their operator licenses
> > and station licenses at all times.
> > You hold a General class license. Your log shows significant time on 15
> > meters below 21.025, on 40 meters below 7025 KHz and on 80 meters below
> > 3525 KHz, which is outside the General class band
> > And i second email:
> > KV4FZ’s presence is irrelevant. You entered as a Single Operator, and you
> > are a General Class licensee.
> > You are the Control Operator in a Single Op log.
> > As a Single-Op, you must operate under the limits of your license.
> > If KV4FZ was your Control Operator, you are no longer a Single Op.
> > You entered as Single-Op and did not meet the rules requirements.
> > Therefore, you are disqualified.
> > 73,
> > Sean Kutzko, KX9X
> > Contest Branch Manager
> > My question why i was disqualified if i operate under Extra class
> > privileges and control operator was there all of the time. And WHY i should
> > be in MO entry if control operator did not help me. ( Some times wife
> > brings you coffee and you go to MO entry?)
> > I don't feel like i broke FCC or ARRL rules.
> > I was operate in many contest and never got this before, but now when i
> > clam high score Unassisted is happening. Of course, the easiest way to pass
> > the Extra class exam, but I wonder if I violated any rule or, or not?
> > Need your opinion
> > Yuri N2TTA
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