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Re: [CQ-Contest] Big change in WRTC rules

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Big change in WRTC rules
From: W0MU Mike Fatchett <w0mu@w0mu.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 12:11:17 -0600
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I like the change.

Mike W0MU

W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net:23 or w0mu-1.dnsdynamic.com

On 5/18/2012 9:05 AM, José Nunes CT1BOH wrote:
> I hope I understand correctly draft WRTC 2014 rules
> http://www.wrtc2014.org/contest/wrtc-rules/  point 16.2.4:
> *Both Radio A and Radio B are allowed to transmit. The contest is a full
> Multi-Operator Two-Transmitter type operation. The only limitation is that
> each radio must transmit on a different band regardless of mode( e.g., If
> Radio A is on 15M SSB, Radio B is not allowed on 15M SSB or 15M CW during
> the same time period).*
> WRTC used to be a sort of SO2R operation, done by two ops.
> One operator would run all the time while the other would be on the look
> out for Multiplers or new stations, but only one signal could be on the air
> at one time
> This new rule change changes things completely into a M2 team operation,
> changing strategy and decision making.
> I doubt a team will win by keeping both stations RUN all the time.
> The winning strategy will come for sure with One station RUN all the time
> and the other station alternating RUN with S&P. The correct mix and when to
> do it will be pivotal towards winning.
> It seems we go back to (good?) old times, before the advent of SO2R, when
> the basic skill was to know when to stop RUN and go S&P.
> I'm happy to see WRTC organizers innovating in the format giving
> strategists more options. Also good local knowledge of propagation will
> help much in this regard.
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