I would like to publicly apologize to Sergio, PP5JR aka ZX5J for
accusing him of power cheating based on his great video presentation
posted on youtube.com in 2008 (btw great antennas).
Presentation could be seen here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AZ1l37206M and if you skip to time
4:40min you will here explanation of great antenna system for 15m
consisting of four antennas in four direction and capability to drive
four amplifiers with just one radio using special splitter.
In private corespodence with one of members of CQWW Contest committee,
very active on this reflector, I was corrected about following:
1.PP5JR is not member of contest committee but only "DX advisor",
apparently and I qoute:" As a DX advisor, he is asked for opinions from
time to time on the wording of rules etc. to get international input -
2.Other DX advisors, even http://www.cqww.com/contact.php states all of
them as committee members, are: DL6RAI F6BEE G3SXW JE1CKA LY3BA LZ2CJ
OH2MM PA3AAV RA3AUU S50A US0LW YU1EW and ZS4TX.
3.There is nothing in the video that the CQWW Contest committee should
4.There is nothing ignorant about requiring proof that PP5JR used these
4 amplifiers in a way that violated the rules.
5.The truth is there is no way to provide proof that another station
has run more than legal power unless you were at the station during the
contest and measured it yourself. All other opinions do not matter.
So again, my apologies to Sergio PP5JR and all of you other guys having
same setup as him for even thinking that you have cheated without any
As we all know those special splitters and multiple amplifiers, capable
of lot more then 1500w, are not proof of power cheating.
I should not have any doubt that you will make sure your total power
will be not more then 1500 Watts combined from all amplifiers.
Again, I invite any designated observer by contest committee to visit
me during any contest and check the power and operation in general. I
hope and expect that at least one of these stations with multiple amps
and directions will offer the same. You got nothing to lose or...
I wish you all luck in coming CQWW phone contest.
73 Danny Horvat E73M
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