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

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Why the 10 min rule anyway?
From: "Gerald Boutin" <towertalk@infinichron.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:43:09 -0300
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Rather than contemplating further restricting the Multi-One category, is
there actually a consensus that something is wrong with the present-day
implementations of M/S by the top stations? Other than actual rule
infractions which are now starting to be dealt with.

A lot of people are obviously putting a lot of time (and money) into
developing competitive strategies and setups for this category. So what
if M/S stations are putting up ridiculously high scores. Aren't
improvements and more activity a good thing and in fact what it should
all be about?

Gerald Boutin, VE1DT 

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

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
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
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
before you answer.  Its not as easy as it seems!

Randy, K5ZD

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