> C'mon Randy, that's an easy one.
> A multi-single station can only have one operational station (single
> transceiver, or transmitter/receiver combo) on the air either listening or
> transmitting at any one time. Period. And that station must be on the
> for a set period of time (be it 5 minutes or 30). Period.
be 'on the air', on which band... or both. How many vfo's can be in that
radio? How about if I use a single ft-1000mp, can I split out the sub rx
headphone audio and have a second set of ears on it? if I have a 1000d can
I put the sub rx on a different band with a second set of ears? Still only
1 'station', only 1 radio, but what is a receiver, is it a box or an IF
> Does that rule out a M/S using a second station to listen for mults? I'd
> say yes, IF that second station can transmit. If you want to have a
> non-transmitting radio listening on another band for mults, that's fine.
> But only the primary station can transmit.
Who's rules are you starting from? Some contest rules specifically allow a
m/s to have a 2nd transmitter on a different band to work multipliers. Some
even specifically allow it to transmit at the same time as the 'main' radio,
on a different band.
> Obviously, certain common-sense exceptions can be made.
Ah, but isn't that where the problems start... common sense for me might be
different from yours. My common sense says to have 6 stations, each
optimized for a particular band... so what do I do if there are a few extra
operators sitting around, keep them from listening and spotting stuff on the
> If a station
> suffers a failure, it can be replaced by a spare. If there are multiple
> operational stations, one set for band "A" and another for band "B", you
> shift the primary operational station [after the mandatory "on" time per
> band expires], but that requires that the other station be turned off.
Sounds like some form of wrtc rules.. you going to have a referee here to
make sure the other station is turned off?
> This nonsense that some Multi/Multi's & Multi/2's are using to justify
> entering into the M/S category by time splicing should not be tolerated.
> station that is transmitting almost continuously by having one radio
> transmit while the other receives and vice/versa is not in the intent or
> spirit of a Multi Single, as the practical effect is that TWO radios are
> use at the same time, not ONE. That, IMHO, is not in the spirit or intent
> of the M/S category.
Depends on who writes the contest rules. Some contest sponsors think your
way, some think they can allow the 2nd radio to be used.
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