This raises an interesting point.
In my opinion, what you did should not be an option. If you were to do
that, because - as you say, you were bored, you should maintain the "A"
precedence for consistency sake and submit your log as a check log -
especially considering that you were most likely not going to be competitive
Once you start a contest, you should not change the "constants" in your
exchange. Perhaps, if you know you may be tempted at some point to flip on
your amplifier, you should start out as "B" - just in case.
I know that this seems to be "honest" but it can mess up the guys working
you before that may hear you later. They may think they must've copied your
exchange wrong earlier and go back and "correct" it.
What a mess.
In contests other than SS where you can work a station on more than one
band, this can be a problem too where a station is "honest" and sends
different power levels on different bands in ARRL DX for example.
Perhaps there needs to be a clear statement about this in the rules to
eliminate any possible confusion.
Robert E. Naumann
N5NJ / V26O
Plano, TX USA
ex KR2J, V26RN, W6V, WA2OVE
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 15, 1999 06:25
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: SS Checks & Precs
> Hmmm.... I can't let this go
> Bobs' schenario is correct, but it only consideres one of the two
> Last year I started SS as an A station, got bored and turned on the amp
> becomming a B station. I changed my prec to fit the situation and my log
> reflects that change. Of course I didn't go find those 200 or so stations
> had already given an "A" to. So far as I know, no one was docked for my
> of enthusiasm for low power (other than my neighbors) . . . is that true?
> know I wasn't.
> 73, Al AD6E
> > Same thing for Precedence (power level). If you start out as "B" or
> > power and your amp blows up, you're still "B" - not "A" because you've
> > high power in the contest. You cannot enter two different categories
> > because your wattmeter reads different at some point.
> > Robert E. Naumann
> > N5NJ / V26O
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