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[CQ-Contest] 10 Minute rule verbiage

To: Randy Thompson K5ZD <k5zd@charter.net>, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] 10 Minute rule verbiage
From: <w1md@cfl.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 14:24:01 -0400
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The 'numbered' rules below are from ARRL M/S and the 'lettered' rules below are 
CQWW. I like the CQ format because it allows for more aggregate operating time 
and FUN...

Look at either set though and the intent seems to be pretty clear...as Randy 
says...not as easy to re-write as some might think.  Although, it would be nice 
to see ARRL adopt CQ's M/S rules...<wink, wink>, <nudge, nudge>.


1.      2.3.Multioperator: More than one person performs transmitting, 
receiving and logging functions, etc. Multioperator stations are divided into 
1.      2.3.1.Multioperator, Single Transmitter: Stations are allowed only one 
transmitted signal at any given time. 
1. those contests that do not have Single Operator Assisted 
class, this category includes those single operators that use any form of 
spotting assistance such as from nets or packet. 
2. those that receive assistance with logging or relief 
operators, etc. 
3. to 6 band changes (maximum) in any clock hour. 
1. clock hour is from zero through 59 minutes. 
2. changes are defined so that, for example, a change from 
20 meters to 40 meters and then back to 20 meters constitutes two band changes. 
4. of the 6-band change rule or improper logging will 
result in an entry reclassification to the Multi-operator Multitransmitter 

B. Multi-Operator (all band operation
1. Single Transmitter (MS): Only one
transmitter and one band permitted during
any 10-minute period. Exception:
One—and only one—other band may
be used during any 10-minute period
if—and only if—the station worked is a
new multiplier. Ten-minute periods are
defined as starting with the first logged
QSO on a band. Logs found in violation
of the 10-minute rule will automatically
be reclassified as M2. If electronic logging
is used (Cabrillo), for each QSO
the run transmitter or multiplier transmitter
must be indicated in the log.

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