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Re: [CQ-Contest] modest proposal ...up to 200w

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] modest proposal ...up to 200w
From: W0MU Mike Fatchett <w0mu@w0mu.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:04:28 -0600
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Not to mention it is a lot easier on the rig to run say 10 watts on RTTY and let the amp produce 150w. If people are going to cheat they are going to cheat. Stating in the rules no amp makes no difference to a cheater. Cheaters don't follow rules. Why is this concept so difficult for people to grasp?

Lets be kind to our gear and be smart..........Nope!


On 10/10/2016 10:47 AM, Tom Osborne wrote:
Another thing I have wondered about is the 'no amp' rule in the NAQP RTTY.

The power limit is 150 watts but a lot of the radios being used are not
capable of doing 100 watts RTTY for extended periods of time.

Only reason I see for that 'no amp' rule is that someone might cheat.
Can't figure any other reason.

In that case, they should outlaw any radio capable of more than 150 watts.
Or maybe owners of those radios are more honest than us guys with the old
Kenwoods that have to be run about 40 watts :-)  73

On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM, K7SV <k7sv@comcast.net> wrote:

With the vast majority of transceivers being rated at 100W output, why
would a contest sponsor set the limit for low power entries at anything
more than 100W?  Those with the rigs that will run in excess of 100W can
certainly throttle them back to 100W. Those running the typical 100W rig
certainly cannot crank them up to 150 or 200 W.

On the order of 20 years ago the maximum power level for low power in the
NAQPs was 150 watts. After evaluating the effectiveness 100W vs 150W, I
asked the sponsor to decrease the low power level to 100W. After discussing
my findings, Bob K6ZZ kindly reduced it to 100W in the rules.

Having made the effort to subscribe to this reflector to respond to this
request I will counter the original suggestion, asking that the low power
level in all contests be set at 100Watts.

73 de Lar K7SV
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