[Top] [All Lists]

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

To: cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] modest proposal ...up to 200w
From: David Pruett <k8cc@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:44:07 -0400
List-post: <cq-contest@contesting.com">mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Speaking as the owner of not one, but six FT-1000Ds (200W xcvrs) from the days when K8CC regularly ran multi-multi in DX contests, I can't see any merit to this proposal.

It's a matter of having a fair playing field. While I don't have any statistics, I expect that there are a lot of amateurs competing in the low power category with 100W radios. These people cannot simply increase the power of their radios to 200W to be competitive with their competition running 200W radios (a 3 dB disadvantage) without adding an outboard power amplifier.

The owners of 200W radios are free to run their radios at full power if they wish, then they will be in the high power category where they will be competing with stations running up to 1500W (an 8.75 dB disadvantage). Let's see how they like it...

When I enter a contest in the low power category, I turn my FT-1000Ds back to 100W and do just fine.

Dave K8CC

CQ-Contest mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>