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Re: [CQ-Contest] Why the 10 min rule anyway?

To: Randy Thompson K5ZD <k5zd@charter.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Why the 10 min rule anyway?
From: kd4d@comcast.net
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 03:32:32 +0000 (UTC)
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Hi Randy:

If you really want a multi-SINGLE, how about, in addition to the ten-minute
band-change rule,

"One person performs all transmitting, receiving, and logging functions as well 
as equipment and antenna adjustments during any 10-minute period"?

If you wish to retain the exception for one other band, one other operator is
allowed.  If you want to allow other operators to spot stations, assist with
band changes, or use a "partner" mode to help with pileups, make that just
"transmitting functions".


Mark, KD4D

----- Original Message -----
From: "Randy Thompson K5ZD" <k5zd@charter.net>
To: cq-contest@contesting.com
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2009 1:25:01 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Why the 10 min rule anyway?

We all like to talk about things being in the "spirit of the rule."
However, the 'spirit' is often open to interpretation by each participant!

At the top tier multi-multi and multi-single efforts, there are often
multiple stations on one band.  This allows a second station to make QSOs
while the main station continues to run.  Most people who do this a very
careful to prevent multiple transmitters being on the same band at the same
time.  However, it does start to push the credibility of being multi

How would the multi-single rule be written to prevent this?  Think about it
before you answer.  Its not as easy as it seems!

Randy, K5ZD 
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