I think they introduced this new rule to avoid overcrowding bands with a lot
of strong signals. Those who are capable of alternating CQ on the same band
in fact occupy two frequencies. Usually they are big gun MS or MM with big
antennas who seldom resort to S&P. That approach leaves no space for little
pistols to call CQ and get heard. This rule does not preclude the use of
SDRs to monitor bands and enforce all the rules that way. Having said that
this is only my guess and the reason for the rule might be something else.
73, Igor UA9CDC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Juha Rantanen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:23 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Multi-op rule change in CQWW
> CQWW CC has created a totally unnecessary rule change for multi-ops in
> 12. When two or more transmitters are present on a band, either a
> software or hardware device MUST be used to prevent more than one
> signal at any one time;&xnbsp; interlocking two or more transmitters
> on a band with alternating CQs (soliciting contacts) is not allowed.
> Those who have the capabilities of creating such a station that allows
> alternate CQ's on the same band and the skills to use it efficiently
> should be allowed to do it. I wonder what is behind this rule again?
> We have seen past few days that the signal interlocking rule can be
> enforced is one wants to it as RDXC CC has done.
> Juha OH6XX
> "CQWW - Stone Age contesting!"
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