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Re: [CQ-Contest] KP2MM Disqualified in ARRL CW 2012

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] KP2MM Disqualified in ARRL CW 2012
From: Zack Widup <w9sz.zack@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:10:46 -0500
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See part 97.105 in the FCC rules:

 (a) The control operator must ensure the immediate proper operation of the
station, regardless of the type of control.

(b) A station may only be operated in the manner and to the extent
permitted by the privileges authorized for the class of operator license
held by the control operator.

If you are the control operator, then you can only operate within the
frequencies allowed to your license class despite what the station licensee
is allowed to do (i.e. even if KV4FZ holds an Extra class license, you
cannot operate in the Extra-only parts of the band as a control operator).
If KV4FZ is the control operator, you can operate in the Extra subbands.

But as has been noted, that puts you into the multi-op category. You cannot
operate as a single-op under any conditions in the Extra subbands if you
don't hold an Extra class license.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM, iain macdonnell - N6ML <ar@dseven.org>wrote:

> 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
> privileges.
> 73,
>    ~iain / N6ML
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 2:03 PM, yuriy rakushchynets <n2tta@yahoo.com>
> 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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